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first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Victory over Croatian giant Marin Cilic will also give him a 19th career Grand Slam title and second in three majors this year after sweeping to a fifth Australian Open in January following a six-month absence.“I was hoping to be in good shape when the grass court season came around,” said Federer who, for good measure, also pocketed back-to-back Masters at Indian Wells and Miami as well as a ninth Halle grass court crown.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’“The first three, four months were just like a dream really. So this is something I was working towards, you know, Wimbledon, to be in good shape. I’m happy it’s paying off here now.”Federer admits his form in 2017 has surprised even himself after he shut down his 2016 season to rest a knee injury in the aftermath of his brutal five-set semi-final loss at Wimbledon to Milos Raonic. He has 30 wins and just two losses this year and he has reached his 11th Wimbledon final without dropping a set.‘Unbelievably excited’Sunday’s match will be his 102nd at the tournament and his 29th final at the majors.“It makes me really happy, making history here at Wimbledon. It’s a big deal. I love this tournament,” said Federer, who has been tied with Pete Sampras on seven Wimbledon titles since beating Andy Murray in the 2012 final.“All my dreams came true here as a player. To have another chance to go for number eight now, be kind of so close now at this stage, is a great feeling. “Yeah, unbelievably excited. I hope I can play one more good match. 11 finals here, all these records, it’s great. I’m so close now.”ADVERTISEMENT IT happens: Facebook sorry for Xi Jinping’s name mistranslation “It’s more straightforward, in my opinion. I think that’s nice in some ways. It’s a nice change, but it doesn’t make things easier.”Cilic is only the second Croatian man to reach the Wimbledon final after Goran Ivanisevic, his former coach, who swept to a memorable title victory in 2001.A win on Sunday would also make him the first Wimbledon champion outside of Federer, Murray, Djokovic and Nadal since Lleyton Hewitt triumphed in 2002.However, he has only won one of his last 12 matches against a top five player at the Slams, even if that was over Federer in New York three years ago.Cilic has fired 130 aces at Wimbledon this year and dropped just 10 service games.“This is Roger’s home court, the place where he feels the best and knows that he can play the best game,” said Cilic.“Obviously I’m going to look back, 12 months ago I was one point away from winning a match against him here. But it’s still a big mountain to climb.”Federer’s defeated semi-final opponent Tomas Berdych sees only one winner on Sunday.“I don’t see anything that would indicate Roger is getting older. He’s just proving his greatness in our sport,” said the Czech. This combination of pictures created on January 29, 2017 shows Switzerland’s tennis player Roger Federer holding up his 18 Grand Slam titles. 1st row, from left : Australian Open 2017, Wimbledon 2012, Australian Open 2010, Wimbledon 2009, Roland Garros 2009, US Open 2008. 2nd row, from left : US Open 2007, Wimbledon 2007, Australian Open 2007, US Open 2006, Wimbledon 2006, Australian Open 2006. 3rd row, from left : US Open 2005, Wimbledon 2005, US Open 2004, Wimbledon 2004, Australian Open 2004, Wimbledon 2003. / AFP PHOTO / STFFive years after his last Wimbledon triumph, Roger Federer can capture a record eighth All England Club title Sunday and become the tournament’s oldest men’s champion of the modern era.With his 36th birthday fast approaching, the evergreen Swiss will comfortably succeed Arthur Ashe, who was almost 32 when he won in 1975, as Wimbledon’s most senior champion.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite LATEST STORIES LIVE: Sinulog 2020 Grand Parade Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Malacañang open to creating Taal Commission OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet While ‘Big Four’ rivals Murray, Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal failed to even make the semi-finals, Federer has been reborn.He came into Wimbledon having radically pruned his playing schedule, skipping the entire clay court season.Wimbledon is just his seventh event of the year; 28-year-old Cilic is in his 15th.Federer, reveling in the spotlight of having played all his matches on Centre Court, has hardly been troubled on his way to the final.He has lost serve just four times and spent four and a half hours less on court than Cilic.Federer also boasts a 6-1 career record over Cilic, the 2014 US Open champion who has made his first Wimbledon final at the 11th attempt.However, Cilic’s game is made for grass and 12 months ago he led Federer by two sets to love and held three match points in an epic quarter-final which the Swiss superstar eventually claimed. ‘Roger’s home court’When Cilic won his only Slam in New York three years ago, he demolished Federer in straight sets in the semi-finals.“I don’t want to say it’s more relaxed going into it because I have a good head-to-head record against Marin, even though the matches were extremely close,” said Federer.“But it’s not like we’ve played against each other 30 times. 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first_imgThe death is announced of Deacon Daniel F. Tolbert, Sr., a Liberian businessman and younger brother of President William R. Tolbert, Jr.This sad event occurred on Friday, March 28, 2014 at his home in Sinkor, Monrovia.  He was 80.Daniel was born on December 17, 1934 to Zina Fahnbulleh, daughter of Momo Fahnbulleh and Konah Darblo of Grand Cape Mount County, and William R. Tolbert, Sr. of Montserrado County.He spent his early years in Bensonville where his mother taught him the value of hard work, and his father instilled in him the importance of education.Young Daniel visited and shared breakfast with his father every morning on his way to Bensonville Government School, where the seeds planted by his father took root. He excelled as a student learning that it was important to his parents, whom he strived to please, according to a family life sketch.In his early years Daniel lived with several family members, which imprinted upon him the value of his extended family.  Living with his maternal uncle Urias B. Freeman in Robertsport, Grand Cape Mount County, Daniel learned the value of duty and hard work.Later, he cultivated his love for God and self discipline while living with his eldest sister, Mrs. Florence Tolbert McClain, matriarch of the McClains, at Broad Street, Crown Hill in Monrovia.Daniel later lived with his elder brother Stephen A. Tolbert in Congo Town he  became exposed to the  world of business.He graduated from St. Patrick’s High School,  attended Prairie View University in Texas, United States of America. He later enetered Michigan State University, where he obtained a degree in Accounting.On returning to Liberia, he worked at the Mesurado Group of Companies, a major Liberian corporation started by his brother Stephen.  Daniel later started his own tax and accounting firm, Liberia Supply Corporation (LIBSCO) on Ashmun Street, Monrovia.He meanwhile studied law under the guidance of Councellor M. McDonald Perry at the Dukuly & Perry Law Firm and invested in real estate around Liberia. He followed that with the establishment of CAMER Shipping Lines, which still operates today in the Freeport of Monrovia.When events of April 12, 1980 took place, Daniel, like many prosperous Liberians at the time, suffered but he survived with his faith in God intact, and moved to the United States in 1982 where he focused on providing for his family, including many who had also been displaced.He invested in real estate in the USA and owned and operated a Baskin Robbins Ice Cream franchise, providing employment for his children and other family members.Deacon Daniel also made successful investments in Senegal and The Gambia until he finally returned home.One of his daughters, Annmarie Zina Tolbert,predeceased him.He leaves to mourn his loving and dedicated wife of 46 years, Mrs. Myrna R. Tolbert; his children, Beatrice Nuarhpa, Konah Tolbert-Karas, Daniel F. Tolbert Jr., Rosemarie S. Tolbert-Clinton, Fametta M. Tolbert- McKinney, Wilhelmina Tolbert-Banfield, and Luakena A. Tolbert; grandchildren, Myrna Aful, Zina Karas, Zaiya Karas, Aidan Banfield, Amisa Banfield, Daniel F. Tolbert III, Jayden Clinton, and Zahari Clinton; a sister, Kula Tolbert; a brother, Levi Tolbert, and a host of other relatives.Daniel was always present at church in Bensonville on Sundays, where he served as a member of the Deacon Board, and visited as many relatives as time permitted.The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlors on Thursday, April 10 at 4 o’clock p.m. and taken to  the Zion Praise Baptist Church, Bentol City, where wake keeping will take place from six to nine  o’clock p.m.The funeral service will take place on Friday, April 11, at 11 o’clock a.m. at the same church, followed immediately by internment.  A family spokesperson said all tributes, with the exception of the immediate  family, will be paid during the wake. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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first_img0Shares0000Barcelona are targeting Liverpool star Coutinho to replace Neymar © AFP/File / Paul ELLISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 10 – Jurgen Klopp has warned Barcelona that Liverpool have no intention of selling Brazil forward Philippe Coutinho at any price.Barca want Coutinho to replace Neymar following the Brazilian’s world record £200 million ($260 million, 222 million euros) transfer to Paris Saint Germain earlier this month. The Spanish club are reported to have increased their bid for Coutinho to £90 million this week after two previous offers were rejected by the Premier League side.With Barca cash rich following Neymar’s move and Coutinho said to be keen on a move, there is every chance they will eventually test Liverpool’s resolve with an offer in excess of £100 million.Barca believe Coutinho can step in for Neymar alongside Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez in a star-studded front three, and could also provide cover for 33-year-old Andres Iniesta in midfield.But Liverpool manager Klopp remains adamant the 25-year-old will stay at Anfield no matter what Barca are prepared to pay.“We want to have the best possible team. This means keeping the guys we have,” Klopp told Sky in Germany.“Liverpool is not a club that needs to sell. That is set in stone. So what they pay in the end doesn’t matter.“From a financial standpoint, there’s no threshold of pain.”Coutinho, who joined Liverpool from Inter Milan for £8.5 million in 2013, signed a new five-year deal with the Merseyside outfit in January that did not include a buy-out clause.He was their leading scorer with 14 goals in all competitions last term, a season that saw Klopp’s men qualify for the Champions League with a fourth place finish in the Premier League.Liverpool open the new Premier League campaign against Watford on Saturday.But Coutinho could be sidelined at Vicarage Road, having received treatment this week for a back injury.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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first_img“A Very Spanish Revolution”, hosted by Guillem Balague, is an exclusive round the tapas table interview with Gaizka Mendieta, Mikel Arteta and Hector Bellerin reflecting on their time in England and you can hear it on talkSPORT this Saturday between 5-7pm.Petr Cech has become a hugely influential figure at Arsenal and impressed team-mates with his motivational qualities since joining from Chelsea last summer, according to defender Hector Bellerin. Cech made a surprise move across London from the then-Premier League champions to Arsenal in what was manager Arsene Wenger’s only major acquisition of the summer.The Gunners’ wait for a Premier League title will extend into its 13th season after missing out to underdogs Leicester City, but while silverware has eluded them Bellerin believes Cech’s influence can help push the club forward.Bellerin told talkSPORT: “It’s important the motivation comes from the players and Petr Cech this year has been one of the players who has stood up in the dressing room and given really good speeches.“To have someone come in from another club and in that first year to feel that confidence and give such clear messages – especially for young players like me who want to learn – it’s important we get this example from players.”Arsenal lie third in the Premier League, but can leapfrog north London rivals Tottenham if they lose away at Newcastle and the Gunners beat Aston Villa at the Emirates on the final day of the season.last_img read more

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first_imgA taskforce is to be set up to examine ways of ensuring one of the county’s best-known businessmen does not go to the wall.Danny Lafferty (foreground) ponders the future as he receives huge support from locals in CreesloughUp to 500 people gathered in Creeslough last night to show their support for businessman Danny Lafferty and to try and save 40 jobs locally.Mr Lafferty’s firm has gone into examinership and he now has less than 100 days to save his business which includes the Corncutter’s Rest bar, Vivo supermarket and Shell Service station. Locals have expressed fears that the closure of Mr Lafferty’s business interests will mean the death of the economic life of the north Donegal village.A huge crowd turned up at the Massinass Hall last night, many being forced to stand outside, to examine ways of keeping the businesses sustainable.The meeting heard that many village businesses across Donegal are hanging on by a thread.The meeting heard that if Creeslough went under then other villages like Dunfanaghy, Termon and Carrigart could follow soon. Mr Lafferty, 60, who has been working in the family business since he was 17, said a combination of factors has led his company into entering examinership“I don’t want to sound like I am complaining but it is a combination of factors which has resulted in my business being where it is today.“I cannot compete with the multi-nationals and neither can any small shop in rural Ireland today.“On top of that you have rising rates and costs and it is just getting more difficult all the time,” he said.However, Mr Lafferty received a huge standing ovation when he told those gathered that he will not go down without a fight. Among those who turned up to support the Creeslough businessman were public represenatatives Pearse Doherty TD (SF), MEP Pat The Cope Gallagher (FF), Senator Briain O’Domhnaill (FF) and Colrs David Alcorn (FF) and Seamus O’Domhnaill (FF).Each public representative appealed to people present to back Mr Lafferty by shopping locally and to ensure the heart of rural Ireland – the local village – continues to survive and thrive.The meeting heard that Mr Lafferty is being helped in his bid to beat his financial woes by  Fanad accountant Sean Kerr.Mr Kerr appealed to people to spend a little more in Lafferty’s businesses to save the business but also to protect the jobs which were there because of it. The Lafferty family business has been part of the fabric of life in Creeslough since 1906.Mr Lafferty and his business featured heavily in the best-selling novel ‘No News At Throat Lake’ by author Lawrence Donegan.Pat The Cope addresses the large crowd in Creeslough last nightMr Lafferty said he was proud to be part of the community-led initiative but didn’t know whether it could come in time to save his business saying he wished he was 40 years younger.“The business has been in Creeslough for over 100 years and we have been given 100 days to save it.“It won’t be for a lack of trying and the support we have received. All we can do is to try our best,” he said.Former county councillor and businessman Noel McGinley said he was shocked and dismayed by the situation Mr Lafferty found himself in.“We’re all guilty in these hard times of looking for the best value and sometime or other we are going to have to say stop and look locally,” he said.HUGE CROWD TURNS OUT TO SUPPORT BUSINESSMAN FACED WITH COLLAPSE was last modified: March 5th, 2013 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:CreesloughDanny Laffertyexaminershipsupportlast_img read more

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first_imgSAinfo reporter and BuaNewsWould you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Shabangu added that a shortage of critical skills could undermine the industry’s ability to be competitive. “Such unscrupulous practices are not in line with the spirit and the imperative of the transformation which is so badly needed in the sector,” she said. She was speaking at the signing of the Stakeholders’ Declaration on the Mining Industry Strategy for Sustainable Growth and Meaningful Transformation in Pretoria on Wednesday. “Stakeholders have agreed to conduct skills audits and to assess institutional and organisational absorptive capacity by no later than September 2010, and to invest a certain percentage of annual payroll in skills development,” she added. Fronting threat “Other factors that adversely affect the competitiveness and meaningful transformation of the industry include the current shortage of requisite skills, and a lack of diversity and equitable representation in the workplace,” she said. She said she wanted to give the industry a “second chance” to meet the 2014 goal, which was set in the 2002 mining charter, the paper says, adding that companies that failed to achieve the target could see their mining rights rescinded. 1 July 2010 Shabangu pointed out that the racial pattern of ownership of mining assets had not changed fundamentally since the advent of democracy in the country.center_img ‘Second chance’ Shabangu said that BEE “fronting” still remained a major threat to the broader transformation objectives of the Mining Charter. “Such practices do not help the sustainability of empowerment initiatives in society. It is our collective responsibility to discourage, avoid and prevent such practices so as to put [empowerment] on a sustainable path,” she said, adding that in some instances, empwerment transactions were being put together merely for incorporating black people as tokens. Skills audit required “We all agree on the imperative to transform the economy and to ensure that the economy is more inclusive. However, the transformation has been implemented in the mining industry over the past five years has left much to be desired. While the mining industry has been given more time to consult on a new Mining Charter, the government still wants to see at least 26% of historically disadvantaged South Africans getting a stake in the country’s mining industry by 2014, says Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu. Business Day this week reports Shabangu as saying that black ownership of mines stood at about 9% – as opposed to the target of 15% by 2010 – with several empowerment deals being scrapped as a result of funding difficulties following the global economic crisis. A new mining charter was to be implemented in May, but Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu said the adoption of the charter had been delayed to allow more engagement with industry.last_img read more

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first_imgmike melanson Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Netflix, the streaming movie and DVD subscription service, announced this morning that it would no longer allow users to add DVDs to their queue from the device they use to watch instantly. Netflix offers streaming-only content to a number of devices – from gaming consoles to embedded TVs to smartphones and tablets – and previously gave users the ability to browse content and flag it to be shipped as a DVD when it was unavailable for streaming. According to Jamie Odell, director of product management at Netflix, the company is removing this functionality “so we can concentrate on offering you the titles that are available to watch instantly.”“Providing the option to add a DVD to your Queue from a streaming device complicates the instant watching experience and ties up resources that are better used to improve the overall streaming functionality,” writes Odell. “This change does not impact the Netflix Web site, where most members manage their DVD Queues.”As PaidContent points out, users are not happy with the change and the backlash has been prompt, with nearly 200 comments on the announcement in the past couple hours. Complaints vary from claims that Netflix is trying to slowly kill its DVD subscription service by raising the prices while removing the ability to order DVDs to questions of exactly what resources Netflix is trying to free up.PaidContent’s Andrew Wallenstein warns that “Netflix needs to proceed with great caution in how it unwinds its disc business or risk losing a chunk of the subscribers on which it built its booming business.”We spoke with Steve Swasey, vice president of corporate communications with Netflix, who told us that Netflix is on more than 250 devices. Those with the “Add to Queue” functionality that were used for streaming-only purposes would no longer have the functionality. The long and short of it seems to be that the feature will now be accessible solely through the Netflix website.As for resources, Swasey said that it was an issue of time, effort and engineers, not necessarily server load or anything like that. Moreover, Swasey said that it was a basic issue of where Netflix wanted to focus. “We’re spending more on streaming content than on DVD,” he said. “As we add more countries, they will be streaming only. We simplified the process for streaming by taking away one process that not many people used.”While the majority of voices in the comments seemed outraged by the move, Swasey insisted that “it’s not affecting a majority” and that the reason most people watch streaming movies is to watch the movies, not to order DVDs.center_img Tags:#news#Video Services#web Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

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first_imgIt’s kind of strange at Wimbledon’s Centre Court. Even though it was raining heavily outdoors, with the retractable roof on you could shut out the elements.On Wednesday, though, it took Venus Williams a greater effort to put out the never say-die Kimiko Date-Krumm in two hours and 56 minutes with the scoreline reading 6-7(8), 6-3, 8-6.It is matches like these that stir up a Grand Slam – where the combatants hit each ball with such intensity as if their lives depend on it. Venus versus Kimiko was not a battle between teenagers.It was a battle between two senior pros, though barring their dates of birth, there was nothing to suggest that these two are old in any sense. At 31, a lot of people say Venus is over the hill.Kimiko Date-Krumm reacts during her match against Venus Williams.Today, up against the 40-year-old battle-hardened Japanese, Venus would have felt younger as her fresher legs carried her through the gut- wrenching second- round tie. Down 1-5 in the first set and again trailing in the tie- break, Venus was not in orbit.The style of play defied the combined age of 71 years as the two fought for every point with intensity and treated the audience to the richest tapestry of tennis thus far at The Championships.Once Venus had lost the first set, there were whispers that the former champion had lost the plot. To have been away from the tennis courts for five months and a poor comeback at Eastbourne did not help her cause.advertisementBut then the older Williams sister played without inhibition and her white jumper dress was proof how much she loves the freedom in her stroke production.As a player who likes to express herself, the white jumper with a triangular slit in the back was pretty bold. However, Venus still thinks it’s a simple dress with a lot of draping on the shoulders.In the second set, Venus forced an early break to go up 2-1 and another break of serve ensured she would serve in the decider.With no tie-break, the final set turned out to be an amazing battle.Venus’s big serve versus Kimiko’s hard and flat groundstrokes made for great viewing as each point was a teaser. What was even more captivating was how Kimiko hit the ball deep and with penetration.Finally, when Kimiko hit a backhand into the alley in the 14th game of the decider, it was all over for the Japanese star. ” I returned to the Centre Court after 15 years and lost. Though I lost, I am happy I could match Venus. My claycourt season was bad but it’s hard to lose a match like this,” said Kimiko.Asked how tough it was to work on her fitness at this stage of her career for a match like this, Kimiko said: ” After 30 or 40, you lose muscles.So I have to train hard,” she said.But the seasoned pro was not willing to reflect on retirement. “I can only think about this match now,” she added.For her part, Venus was philosophical.”I was serious about winning. Even at 1- 5 down in first set I was trying to win. And even in the tie- break I wanted to win,” said the former champion.Asked to describe her opponent’s game Venus said: ” She hit into the corners and came to the net. Yes, it took me a while to adjust to her game. She played well and took a lot of risks.” Looking ahead to the future, Venus said the 2012 Olympics were a priority for her.”It’s big for me and I see Kimiko as a role model.At this age she still plays so well,” said Venus.Results Men’s singles 2nd roundRichard Gasquet (FRA x 17) bt Igor Kunitsyn (RUS) 6-1, 6-4,6-4; Tomas Berdych (CZE x 6) bt Julien Benneteau (FRA) 6-1, 6-4, 6-2; Mardy Fish (USA x10) bt Denis Istomin (UZB) 7-6 (6), 6-4, 6-4; Alex Bogomolov Jr (USA) bt Juan Ignacio Chela (ARG x25) 6-0, 6-3, 6-4; Simone Bolelli (ITA) bt Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI x14) 7-6 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (4); Rafael Nadal (ESP x1) bt Ryan Sweeting (USA) 6-3, 6-2, 6-4; Andy Murray (GBR x4) bt Tobias Kamke(GER) 6-3, 6-3, 7-5Women’s singles 2nd roundVenus Williams (USA x23) bt Kimiko Date-Krumm(JPN) 6-7 (6), 6-3, 8-6; Maria Jose Martinez Sanchez (ESP) bt Monica Niculescu (ROM) 6-3, 6-0; Victoria Azarenka (BLR x4) bt Iveta Benesova (CZE) 6-0 , 6-3; Vera Zvonareva (RUS x2) bt Elena Vesnina (RUS) 6-1, 7-6 (5)Women’s singles 1st roundAgnieszka Radwanska (POL x 13) bt Olga GovortsovaBLR) 6-0, 3-0 (retired); Julia Goerges (GER x16) bt Anabel Medina Garrigues ESP 6-3, 6-0; Dominika Cibulkova (SVK x24) bt Mirjana Lucic (CRO) 3-6, 6-3, 8-6; Flavia Pennetta (ITA x21) bt Irina-Camelia Begu (ROM) 7-6 (3), 4-6, 6-2; Misaki Doi (JPN) bt Bethanie Mattek-Sands (USA x30) 6-4, 5-7, 7-5advertisementFor more news on India, click here.For more news on Business, click here.For more news on Movies, click here.For more news on Sports, click here.last_img read more

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first_imgSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Raptors center Jonas Valanciunas has surgery on dislocated thumb Vucevic shot 11 for 21 from the field and grabbed 10 rebounds, while D.J. Augustin added 15 points for the Magic.“It was what we came here for. We were coming from (three) straight losses and we knew the trip was not going be easy against a team that was going to regroup,” Vucevic said. “It was tough, but we found a way in the end and now we are focusing on Utah for Saturday.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefZach LaVine scored 23 points but the Bulls (6-23) lost for the 10th time in their last 11 games and remained with the worst record in the Eastern Conference.The Bulls, playing in Mexico for the first time in their history, were the main attraction for the game in a country where the franchise is considered the second-most popular among local fans. Many of them fell in love with the team when Michael Jordan led the Bulls to six championships in the 1990s. LOOK: Joyce Pring goes public with engagement to Juancho Triviño PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Most of the 20,201 fans that packed the Arena Ciudad de México were using the red and black colors from the Bulls, who arrived in Mexico amid reports of turmoil in the locker room under new coach Jim Boylen.“We knew about the fans and we wanted to come here and give Mexico City an exciting game and we did,” said Justin Holiday, who finished with 18 points for the Bulls. “We are on the right direction. We got another loss but we are on the right direction.”After Lauri Markkanen tied it at 91 with 1:06 left to play, Vucevic nailed a 15-foot jumper to put the Magic ahead and Augustin iced the game with four free throws in the final seconds.The Bulls led 26-24 after the first quarter, but Augustin nailed a couple of 3-pointers in an 11-3 run in the middle of the second and Orlando was ahead 39-29 with seven minutes left to play. LaVine scored on back-to-back jumpers to close the deficit to 51-46 at halftime.LaVine had 14 points after two quarters while Vucevic led the Magic with 13.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Is Luis Manzano planning to propose to Jessy Mendiola? TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Lacson: 2019 budget delay due to P75-B House ‘insertion’ MOST READ Orlando Magic’s D.J. Augustin moves the ball as Chicago Bulls’ Ryan Arcidiacono defends during their regular-season NBA basketball game in Mexico City, Thursday, Dec. 13, 2018. (AP Photo/Claudio Cruz)MEXICO CITY — The Bulls had the fans, but Nikola Vucevic and the Magic got the win.Vucevic scored 26 points, including a tiebreaking jumper with 28 seconds remaining, and Orlando snapped a three-game losing streak with a 97-91 victory over Chicago on Thursday night in its first of two games in Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Hotel management clarifies SEAG footballers’ kikiam breakfast issue Chicago started the second half on a 7-2 run and tied it at 53 after a couple of free throws from Wendell Carter Jr., but Orlando took a six-point lead into the fourth period after 3-pointers from Jonathon Simmons and Mo Bamba.The game was the NBA’s 27th in Mexico, and Orlando will play Utah on Saturday. Only the United States and Canada have hosted more.Eight of the last 26 games in Mexico have been regular-season contests.TIP-INSMagic: With 11 3-pointers, the Magic have 19 games with 10 or more and have an 11-8 record in those games. … Orlando broke a four-game losing streak to the Bulls, who swept them in the 2017-18 series for the first time since 2012-13.Bulls: The game was the first neutral-site, regular-season game for Chicago outside of the United States. … Holiday made four 3-pointers and has converted at least one in 39 straight games, the longest streak in Bulls history and the longest of his career.UP NEXTMagic: Play at Mexico City against Utah.Bulls: Play at San Antonio on Saturday. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

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