Rafa Nadal ends with a motivated Kyrgios and will face Thiem in the quarterfinals

first_img01/27/2020 – 13:18 The number one ended the Australian in four sets (6-3, 3-6, 7-6 and 7-6) Rafael Nadal again completed a brilliant performance to end the journey of a motivated Nick Kyrgios (26) by 6-3, 3-6, 7-6 (8) and 7-6 (4) in three hours and 38 minutes, and will face in the quarterfinals of the Australian Open against Austrian Dominic Thiem.“I woke up this morning with this terrible news. One of the best athletes in history. I think he deserves a big round of applause,” Nadal said after the game ended with a Los Angeles Lakers cap on his head, as a sign of respect. to the newly deceased in a Kobe Bryant plane crash.The number one in the world was not intimidated by a Kyrgios in a state of grace, and he had the incessant support of the public. Nor, Rafa was moved by the moral blow received after giving up the second set.The Canberra player jumped to the Rod Laver Arena track with the Los Angeles Lakers jersey and eight number in homage to Kobe Bryant, accompanied by a warm and vibrant ovation. Rafa Nadal celebrates his victory against Kyrgios. Image: EFE She did not hold back her tears and Kyrgios cried disconsolately while making the last preparations before making the draw with the rival and the chair judge.The Spanish started one more march and managed to thwart the service of the opponent on the second chance to direct a partial that would end with a 6-3 result in his favor.The public fulfilled their mission and was responsible for letting Kyrgios know that he was the only local fighter alive in the box, so the Australian started the second round in a different dynamic.Nadal conceded a break ball after two games, against Federico Delbonis and Pablo Carreño, and a set, and his rival took the opportunity to put land in between.Third key set With the match tied to a set, both players became aware of not granting opportunities with the service and sent the third round to the tiebreaker.Some of the best points happened in this phase of the match, at its climax, and Nadal, who had committed a double foul with a set ball, closed the tiebreaker by 8-6.He returned to reduce his intensity and the Balearic was done with an early break that would be canceled after allowing the game to escape with the favorable 5-4.The public ‘aussie’ woke up, and with it the young local tennis player, but Nadal responded to the wonders after taking a new tiebreaker 7-4.Nadal fulfilled his objective and maintained the line of his previous game, very different from the discreet proposal concerning the first two, to pass an essential fire test to face the quarterfinals in the best possible way against the Austrian Thiem who defeated before to French Gael Monfils for 6-2, 6-4 and 6-4 in one hour and 50 minutes.The Manacor player has a balance of 9-4 in his favor as far as the direct confrontations maintained with the young Austrian although they were only measured once on hard surface.Spanish was also imposed on that occasion when it took an exciting duel to five sets precisely in a quarter-finals but in the 2018 edition of the United States Open.last_img read more

Cone rues missed timeout in Ginebra’s final possession

first_imgTim Cone. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netFailing to go on the hill in Game 4 of the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Finals, Ginebra coach Tim Cone was left to rue the missed chances to call for time in the waning seconds on Friday.“We were trying to call a timeout but our players couldn’t see us,” he lamented.ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ View comments LATEST STORIES Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Despite that, Cone was happy with the kind of shot the Gin Kings had in the clutch.“As it turned out, we got a good shot. Justin was able to get a good floater that could have gone in. That’s the problem, we could not set up and they [Meralco] could not set up their defense,” he said.Still, Cone could not wrap his head around his team failing to call for a timeout, noting that had they sued for time, Ginebra could have gotten a better shot.“We wish that we had a better alternative,” he said.The Finals is now tied at 2-all as the series shifts to Philippine Arena for the deciding games. Game 5 is on Sunday.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? “That’s the problem with the league rule that coaches can’t call timeouts. The crowd was crazy and they can’t hear you. You are yelling, but the only guy who could call the timeout is the one handling the ball. The whole bench was calling for a timeout but it’s unfortunate that we couldn’t call a timeout.”The Gin Kings had the last 15 seconds of the game to plot a game-winning or game-tying play after Sol Mercado completed the chasedown block on Jared Dillinger on the other end.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogHowever, the players sought the opportunity to make a play without convening even as Cone and LA Tenorio desperately tried to get the attention of their teammates to no avail.Joe Devance handed the ball to a cutting Justin Brownlee, who then went for what appeared to be the game-tying floater, but left his shot a little short as Meralco escaped with the 85-83 Game 4 thriller. It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Hugnatan relishes role as Meralco’s floor spacer in Finals series Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scenelast_img read more

Wozniacki’s long, hard road back to the top

first_imgOSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “All I could tell myself was: ‘You know what, you’ve given it everything you have. If it’s going to happen, it’s going to happen’.”She went into the US Open in 2016 at a lowly 74th in the world, but with her desire undiminished. “I think just I’d been through a lot of injuries at that point,” the 27-year-old reflected.“Then you start losing to some players who you’re not really thinking you should lose to. It’s frustrating. I was, like, hoping eventually it’s going to turn around.”– ‘It’s surreal’ –ADVERTISEMENT An epic 7-6 (7/2), 3-6, 6-4 win against Simona Halep in a near-three hour match in brutal heat and humidity also elevated her back to the top of the world rankings after a six-year hiatus, the longest gap in history between spells at the top.“Honestly, nobody knows how much work, dedication you put into it,” she told reporters with the winner’s Daphne Akhurst Memorial Trophy by her side.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkFollowing Wozniacki’s second Slam final in New York in 2014, where she lost to Serena Williams, her fitness and form went on the slide. Many observers believed she was finished and would retire, but the determined Dane had other ideas. Unseeded, she reached the semi-finals at Flushing Meadows that year, losing to eventual champion Angelique Kerber, and it kickstarted her climb back up the rankings.WTA titles at Tokyo and Hong Kong followed in the next two months and she ended the 2016 back in the top 20. “Since then I’ve been playing really consistent and really well,” she said. In 2017 the resurgence continued and she reached six finals, eventually getting over the finish line by retaining her Pan-Pacific title in Tokyo in September. Her biggest win followed at the WTA Tour finals in November — that was until Saturday in Melbourne. “Being here tonight as a Grand Slam champion, Australian Open champion, it’s very special,” she said.Wozniacki became the first Dane to win a Grand Slam and moved behind only Jana Novotna (45), Marion Bartoli (47) and Flavia Pennetta (49) for the most major appearances before claiming one. It is 12 years since Wozniacki first came to notice, winning junior Wimbledon. A first Grand Slam final defeat came against Kim Clijsters in New York in 2009 and on October 11, 2010 she became world number one for the first time.Even if she hadn’t won on Saturday, Wozniacki said she would be able to hold her head high. Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki blows kisses to the crowd after defeating Slovakia’s Magdalena Rybarikova in their fourth round match at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia Sunday, Jan. 21, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)Caroline Wozniacki said “nobody knows” how much hard work and sheer guts she had to put in before realising her Grand Slam dream.Twelve years, 67 weeks at world number one, 149 Grand Slam matches, three major finals and countless disappointments were all made worthwhile on Saturday night when she was crowned Australian Open champion.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak NCAA volleyball: San Sebastian rolls to 4th straight win Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentscenter_img Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “To be honest with you, regardless, I think I’ve had an incredible career. The end of the day, I think a lot of people would like to be in my position,” she said. “Obviously adding a Grand Slam to my CV is what caps it off.”And she revealed she had received a royal seal of approval for the victory.“I’ve heard from the (Danish) royal family — they’ve congratulated me, they were very thrilled for me,” she said as she paraded her new trophy in Melbourne’s botanical gardens on Sunday morning.“It’s still pretty surreal. It’s been a crazy last 10 hours or so. I think I’m overwhelmed, I had an hour and a half sleep last night,” she added.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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Nuggets bolster staff with WNBA star Sue Bird

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “I’m really excited to join the Denver Nuggets organization. I’m thankful for the opportunity and look forward to learning from some of the best,” she said.Bird isn’t the first top WNBA player to gain a role with an NBA team. Since 2014, Becky Hammon has served as one of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich’s assistants.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Sue Bird #10 of the Seattle Storm reacts during game three of the WNBA Western Conference Finals against the Phoenix Mercury at Talking Stick Resort Arena on August 31, 2018 in Phoenix, Arizona. The Mercury defeated the Storm 86-66. Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFPSue Bird, a four-time Olympic champion with the United States and an 11-time WNBA All-Star, has joined the front-office staff of the Denver Nuggets, the NBA team said Friday.“We are very excited to have Sue join our organization,” the Nuggets’ president of basketball operations Tim Connelly said.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Her resume certainly speaks for itself and as a still active player she will offer an extremely unique perspective.”Bird, who will have the title of Basketball Operations Associate, recently wrapped up her 16th season in the WNBA, in which she earned her 11th All-Star nod and third WNBA Championship — all with the Seattle Storm.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissAs a collegiate player she won two national titles with the University of Connecticut before she was selected first overall by Seattle in the 2002 WNBA draft.She currently ranks first in the WNBA in career games (508), first in career minutes played (16,173), first in assists (2,831), third in points (6,154), third in made three-pointers (855) and fifth in steals (652). Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew ‘Keep going Lucky Lefty’: LeBron James gives Romeo Travis another shoutout for 50-point night MOST READ Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View commentslast_img read more

SBVC opens Foothill baseball play with a victory

first_img The Panthers (9-8, 1-0) opened the Foothill Conference with a 14-3 victory over host Barstow. James Koerner went 3-for-4 with two runs scored. Alex Caldera (4-0) remained undefeated as he struck out eight with three hits allowed. Chaffey continues Foothill Conference hosts Barstow for a doubleheader on Saturday. Ryan Delgado hit a grand slam in the fourth to cap a nine-run fourth inning. Joshua Monzano added a a solo shot in the sixth while CAL STATE SAN BERNARDINO WOMEN’S TENNIS Cal State San Bernardino fell to the defending Ohio Athletic Conference champion Ohio Northern University 5-4 in a nonconference match. The Coyotes No. 1 doubles team of Jennifer Joy and Leslie Horn defeated Ohio Northern’s duo of Kaitlyn Macdonald and Bridget Larson, 8-6. Joy came back to win her fifth match of the season at No. 1 singles, downing Larson 6-2 and 6-1. Robert Nugent and James Plascencia each had three hits and a run scored for SBVC. Nicholas Drake took the loss for Eagles, getting tagged for five hits and four runs in just two innings of work. The two teams meet again today in a doubleheader at Mt. San Jacinto. CHAFFEY BASEBALL The Coyotes (1-6), now 1-6 on the season, will host defending CCAA conference champion UC San Diego on Saturday at 11 a.m. CAL POLY POMONA TENNIS The Broncos won two of the three doubles contests to take an early lead, but Westmont won five of six singles matches to take a 6-3 victory Thursday at the Kellogg Tennis Complex. Cal Poly Pomona (1-1) started off well. Joshua Lau and Mike Palacio teamed up for an 8-1 win at No. 1 doubles and Joe Madoo and Eric Carlstrom were victorious, 8-5, at No. 2 doubles. The Broncos, though, picked up its only singles point at No. 6 singles where Justin Gong prevailed, 6-3, 4-6, 6-1. Cal Poly Pomona will return to action with a match Sunday at UCSan Diego. CITRUS BASEBALL The Owls picked up their second conference win of the season as they defeated L.A. Pierce, allowing only one earned run. Citrus will travel to play L.A. Valley on Saturday at 1 p.m. 6-5 in a Western State Conference game. Citrus (5-13, 2-2) was led by Jeff Van Gundy’s six strong innings 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!center_img Thomas Amidon pitched four-hitter as San Bernardino Valley College opened Foothill Conference play with a win over visiting Mt.San Jacinto 5-2 on Thursday. Amidon struck out eight and only allowed one walk. The only Mt. San Jacinto hitter to do any damage was Herbert Hudson, who clubbed a pair of solo homers to account for the Eagles offense. last_img read more

MLA Dan Davies voices concerns over Peace Valley OSB Plant closure

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – With the Peace Valley OSB Plant set to close this summer, the news has many within the community concerned and upset.One of those concerned with this closure is Peace River North MLA Dan Davies.Davies says this news is a sad day for Fort St. John, adding that his heart goes out to those affected by this closure.- Advertisement -“It’s certainly a sad day for Fort St. John and area. Anytime there is a large layoff, it not a good thing and my heart goes out to the employees that are affected by this.”According to Davies, one reason for this closure is due to the fact that B.C. is becoming uncompetitive when it comes to doing business. He also puts part of the blame on the new Forest Amendment Act, Bill-22.“B.C. is just becoming far too uncompetitive. It’s hard to get business done in B.C. Bill-22, that was recently passed, was just another slap in the face against forest companies. It’s really hard to find a compelling reason to come to B.C. and do business.”Advertisement Davies says Premier John Horgan needs to stop talking and needs to focus on stopping the trend of mill closures.“The Premier needs to just stop talking, he needs to put some decisive things in play, and stop this trend of mill closures, not only here but across the Province.”Sources say the staff were told Thursday morning that the plant would close as of August 9, 2019. Approximately 190 people work at the facility.Staff were told the shutdown was due to poor market conditions in Western Canada and the US.Advertisementlast_img read more

Rodgers to be sacked, Rafa, De Boer in? Liverpool fans discuss potential replacements

first_img Liverpool fans on their next manager 1 It would be nonsense to sack Brendan Rodgers, according to former Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher.However, following a 3-0 defeat to Man United, pressure has increased on the Anfield boss.All eyes will now be on the Capital One Cup fixture against Bournemouth on 17 December, which is live on talkSPORT, while a number of fans have already revealed who they would like to take over from Rodgers.Have a look at a selection of tweets below…last_img

TRAGIC BOSTON HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM LAID TO REST IN DONEGAL

first_imgTragic Eoin McGrory was laid to rest in Donegal.The devastated family of a man killed in a hit and run incident in Boston has been buried in Co Donegal. Family and friends gathered on Sunday to wake Derry man Eoin McGrory whose remains had been brought home from Boston accompanied by his grief stricken bride of just four months.Shanique McGrory made the journey back to her husband’s native city accompanied by her daughter Monique and Eoin’s heartbroken mother Teresa. On Sunday mass was said at Our Lady of Lourdes in Steelstown, Derry for the young step father of one who touched so many hearts.His body was interned in Cockhill cemetery in Buncrana.In the days leading up to his funeral wife Shanique spoke of her determination to achieve justice for the man she says she will love for the rest of her life.Still reeling from the shock of his death she dismissed driver Ricky Prezioso’s claims that he is innocent and that he believed he had hit a pothole on the day of her husbands death. Keen cyclist Eoin, who is originally form the Shantallow area of Derry, died at the scene last Thursday after he was hit by a garbage truck driven by 41-year-old Prezioso in Charlestown, Boston.The father of one has been charged with leaving the scene after causing the death of the recently married Irish man.Eoin was the youngest of six children and had been living in America for the past 15 years.His family had been planning to visit him when they received news of his death.Grieving mum Teresa McGrory said: “We got the news from Boston early on Saturday morning. It was a terrible shock altogether. We didn’t expect anything like that at all. “The last time he was home was around seven years ago. I was thinking of going out there this year. He loved the bike and was always out cycling. He just died at the scene. It’s just awful.Eoin’s brother Phil paid tribute to his little brother.“He was bubbly and funny. He’s my wee brother. There’s only 13 months between us. He just got married before Christmas. He was happy and content,” he revealed.TRAGIC BOSTON HIT-AND-RUN VICTIM LAID TO REST IN DONEGAL was last modified: April 15th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:CockhilldonegalEoin McGrorylast_img read more

BREAKING NEWS: SHOCK AS DANIEL VOTED OUT OF STRICTLY COME DANCING

first_imgBREAKING NEWS: DANIEL O’DONNELL’S Strictly Come Dancing run is over.The Donegal singer and his partner Kristina Rihanoff faced the dance off in tonight’s show as the publicSports presenter Kirsty Gallagher and Brendan Cole were the opposition in the dance-off. An emotional Daniel said he’d had an incredible time on the BBC’s hit TV show – and wanted it to continue.He has won an army of new fans during his time on the show – for both him and Donegal.The final decision tonight was down to the judges.Craig went for Kirsty – as did Darcey. And Bruno also went for them – leaving Daniel out of the show.“Whatever I have given I have received ten-fold,” said Daniel.“Kristina – if people only knew what this girl is really like,” said the Donegal.Kristina described Daniel as “the most wonderful guy”.And Daniel pointed at the judges adding: “I will find that dancer that’s lurking inside me.” BREAKING NEWS: SHOCK AS DANIEL VOTED OUT OF STRICTLY COME DANCING was last modified: October 18th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:dance-offdaniel o’donnellStrictly Come Dancinglast_img read more

Sheffield Wednesday v QPR line-ups: Duo start for Rangers

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesYoungster Niko Hamalainen makes his full debut for QPR at Hillsborough, where there is also a starting place for Ben Gladwin.Hamalainen came on for the injured Joel Lynch against Bristol City in midweek and starts because Lynch is unavailable.The fit-again Gladwin comes in for Jordan Cousins, who has also been ruled out.Sheffield Wednesday are without goalkeeper Keiren Westwood, who has a back injury. Cameron Dawson deputises.Sheffield Wednesday: Dawson, Jones, Lee, Reach, Hooper, Lees, Hutchinson, Hunt, Pudil, Bannan, Forestieri.Subs: Kean, Fletcher, Loovens, Palmer, Wallace, Buckley, Nuhiu. QPR: Smithies, Perch, Onuoha, Caulker, Hamalainen, Borysiuk, Luongo, Gladwin, Chery, Washington, Sylla.Subs: Ingram, Wszolek, Polter, El Khayati, Shodipo, Henry, Kakay.Click here for the latest QPR transfer gossipClick here for today’s QPR quiz   Ads by Revcontent Trending Articles Urologists: Men, Forget the Blue Pill! This “Destroys” ED x ‘Genius Pill’ Used By Rich Americans Now Available In Netherlands! x One Cup of This (Before Bed) Burns Belly Fat Like Crazy! x Men, You Don’t Need the Blue Pill if You Do This x What She Did to Lose Weight Stuns Doctors: Do This Daily Before Bed! x Drink This Before Bed, Watch Your Body Fat Melt Like Crazy x Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more