Federer calls medical timeout ‘precaution’; del Potro next

first_imgIn the quarterfinals, he’ll face someone who turns 29 this month and whose presence does not conjure good memories for Federer at the U.S. Open: Juan Martin del Potro.Federer is a combined 44-0 against the first four men he’s played, and he is 16-5 against del Potro. But one of those defeats came in five sets in the 2009 final at Flushing Meadows, when del Potro won his only Grand Slam title and ended Federer’s streak of five consecutive championships in New York.“Probably feels like one of those matches I would like to play over again. Feel like I would probably win it somehow,” Federer said.“I just had all these chances in multiple moments. The only time when he was really better, in my opinion, was the fifth set,” he added. “Obviously that was good enough to beat me that day. It was a good match. A lot of back and forth. Crowd was really into it. Started in the day, finished in the night.”Del Potro has gone through plenty of health problems since then, including three operations on his left wrist that forced him to miss two years’ worth of Grand Slam tournaments until Wimbledon in 2016.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Read Next That has had an effect on his two-handed backhand, to be sure, but the righty swing that produces massive forehands and serves is still intact — as Federer himself noted at his news conference and on Twitter.That was clear as del Potro shook off the effects of a fever and erased two set points while coming back from a big deficit to eliminated No. 6 Dominic Thiem 1-6, 2-6, 6-1, 7-6 (1), 6-4.When a reporter relayed to del Potro that Federer had spoken glowingly about him, del Potro responded: “Well, of course, I admire him, too. Everybody loves him.” Roger Federer, of Switzerland, returns a shot against Philipp Kohlschreiber, of Germany, during the fourth round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Monday, Sept. 4, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Adam Hunger)NEW YORK — The only bit of trouble for Roger Federer in his fourth-round match at the U.S. Open was when he felt the tightening of a muscle at the back of the top of his left leg.Federer asked for a medical timeout after the second set against No. 33 seed Philipp Kohlschreiber, briefly let the court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to get a quick massage from a trainer, and soon was right back at it, finishing off his 6-4, 6-2, 7-5 victory Monday night.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal “It was more precaution. It’s all good. No problems there,” said Federer, who did not face a break point. “I’m not worried about it.”The state of the 36-year-old Federer’s physical condition has been a talking point throughout the tournament, because he tweaked his back during a match in August, interrupting his preparation for Flushing Meadows. Federer said he was worried about his movement in his first-round match against 19-year-old American Frances Tiafoe, then had timing issues in his second-rounder against 35-year-old Russian Mikhail Youzhny — and both of those contests went five sets.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’On the bright side, the 19-time major champion also spent some time drawing a crowd by hitting in Central Park and has put together two straight-set wins in a row against opponents in their 30s.“I went from Tiafoe, then to the oldies, so that was good,” Federer joked. “Yeah, back to the ’80s.” Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles 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 respitecenter_img Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay San Miguel to play Bridgeman vs Rain or Shine, still awaiting arrival of Terrence Watson Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia dies View commentslast_img read more

Defending champion Axelsen advances at badminton worlds

first_imgGov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ MOST READ English FA brings in cards for touchline misconduct by managers 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 Defending world champion Nozomi Okuhara of Japan defeated Canada’s Rachel Honderich 21-11, 21-9 to advance.In men’s doubles, top-seeded Indonesians Marcus Gideon and Kevin Sukamuljo advanced with a win over Han Chengkai and Zhou Haodong of China. They will face 10th-seeded Vladamir Ivanov and Ivan Sozonov in the next round.On the women’s side, No. 1 seed Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan defeated Ekaterina Bolotova and Alina Davletova 21-13, 21-14.The win sets up a clash with fellow countrywomen Du Yue and Li Yinhui in the round of 16.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil When play resumed on a different court, Axelsen won five of the next six points to clinch the game. He maintained this momentum into the second game, as he cruised to victory.“When we changed courts, I knew that both the light and wind was different, so I tried to focus on that and came really aggressive. Luckily that paid off in the end,” said Axelsen.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Two-time world champion Chen Long beat Thailand’s Phetpradab Khosit 21-16, 21-11 in a match that lasted 50 minutes. Chen started slowly as Khosit repeatedly attacked the front of the net, but Chen eventually pulled away for the win.“When today’s match started, I still needed to adapt myself and mentally prepare myself,” said Chen. LATEST STORIES View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Viktor Axelsen of Denmark plays a shot against Huang Yuxiang of China during their men’s badminton singles match at the BWF World Championships in Nanjing, China, Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)NANJING, China — Defending world champion Viktor Axelsen of Denmark beat Huang Yuxiang 21-17, 21-8 Wednesday to advance to the round of 16 at the badminton world championships.The match was tied 16-16 in the first game before play was suspended for roughly 10 minutes as organizers dealt with water that was dripping onto the court.ADVERTISEMENT ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Chen will next face 14th-seeded Kenta Nishimoto.Fifth-seeded Kidambi Srikanth beat Pablo Abian of Spain, while No. 6 seed Kento Momota continued to shine in his 21-8, 21-10 victory over Austria’s Luka Wraber. Momota will play Anders Antonsen of Denmark in the round of 16.In women’s singles, China’s top-ranked shuttler Chen Yufei edged Gregoria Tunjung of Indonesia 21-17, 22-20 in a closely contested match.“The opponent and I seemed to be equally competent. We reached a stalemate during the first half of the match, then we both played harder in the second half,” Chen said.Chen will next face Goh Jin Wei of Malaysia, who upset No. 14 seed Aya Ohori of Japan.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’last_img read more

Possible recession looms for US

first_imgDear Editor,In recent days, the US interest rates have produced an inverted yield curve, which is a sign of slowing economic activity in the US economy, and this may possibly trigger a recession.For Guyana, this could be an opportunity which triggers local currency appreciation, depending on how the Central Bank and Ministry of Finance handle the US adjustment to interest rates.However, it should also be noted that if our currency and gold reserves are strengthened while simultaneously reducing our debt levels as a percentage of GDP, the opportunity to take advantage of the US economic adjustment would improve.The projected growth of our oil revenue will also substantially aid in achieving such currency appreciation (via resulting debt-to-GDP ratio reduction), and given our high dependency on foreign imports, a strong Guyanese dollar should be good for the economy, and help to keep inflation under control in the near to midterm, while global trade adjusts.The resulting increased buying power of the Guyanese dollar will also help ease the burden on local salaries, and enable households to improve their standards of living.The economy is currently experiencing high unemployment, and such an adjustment to monetary policy would have a much-awaited positive impact on the lives of many Guyanese. As the saying goes, “a little goes a long way”, and in this case, it surely will.Best regards,Jamil Changlee (Mr)last_img read more

Registration open for summer volleyball camp

first_imgFor more information on the camp, please contact Broyden at 250-785-6717.   Summer is the perfect season to practice your bumping, setting and spiking skills. The junior level camp will include participants from grades six to eight, while the senior level camp will include students from grades nine to twelve. The camp will involve three sessions a day, totalling roughly 6 hours in lessons each day. On Monday, Wednesday and Friday, the sessions will run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m., 1 until 3 p.m. and 6 until 8 p.m. On Tuesday and Thursday, sessions will run from 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 1 until 3 p.m. – Advertisement – Beginning on July 4 and running until July 7, FortSt. John’sBertBoseMiddle School will be holding a Volleyball Camp at the junior and senior levels. The camp will cost $150 for both the junior and senior level and registration forms are available at Ernie’s Sports Experts located in the Totem Mall.last_img read more

Pacers go past Wizards, Raptors sink Hornets

first_img0Shares0000The Pacers nearly blew a 17 point lead but held on to beat Washington 98-95 helped by 33 points from Victor Oladipo © GETTY/AFP/File / ANDY LYONSLOS ANGELES, United States, Mar 5 – Victor Oladipo scored 33 points and Bojan Bogdanovic tallied 20 as the Indiana Pacers moved up the crowded Eastern Conference standings with a 98-95 win over the Washington Wizards on Sunday.The Pacers won despite nearly blowing a 17 point lead but they held on and the victory allowed them to jump over the Wizards by a half-game in the NBA standings. “We’re going to have to grind it out the rest of the year,” said Oladipo, who helped Indiana move into fourth in the Eastern Conference. “It’s playoff basketball the rest of the year.”Myles Turner added 12 points and 13 rebounds for visiting Indiana, which finished its four-game road trip 2-2 after beginning it with two losses.Cory Joseph did double duty, scoring 16 points and also defending the Wizards top scorer, Bradley Beal, who finished with 22 points.In Toronto, DeMar DeRozan had a team-high 19 points as the Toronto Raptors defeated the Charlotte Hornets 103-98 at Air Canada Centre.DeRozan added eight assists and four rebounds while Jonas Valanciunas chipped in 18 points and 13 rebounds. C.J. Miles and Fred VanVleet came off the bench to each score 12 points.Toronto improved to 45-17 on the season with the win. They have a two-game lead on Boston atop the Eastern Conference standings.Kemba Walker had a game-high 27 points, six rebounds and four assists to lead the Hornets, who have now lost three straight.Elsewhere, Taurean Prince rattled in the eventual game winning three pointer with seven seconds left as the Atlanta Hawks edged the Phoenix Suns 113-112.Prince drained a career high six three pointers and finished with 22 points for the Hawks who posted their 20th win of the season.Prince’s clutch shot came off a perfect screen play by teammate Miles Plumlee.“It’s a great feeling,” Prince said. “Hopefully, I’ll put up more.”Devin Booker’s potential winner for the Suns, a 15-foot shot from the right baseline, bounced off the rim as time expired.“I got the shot I wanted,” Booker said. “I picked a point on the floor. I got to it. I just missed it.”T.J. Warren scored 35 points, and Elfrid Payton had 11 points, 10 rebounds and a season-high 14 assists for the Suns. Booker finished with 20 points, snapping a streak of four straight games in which he had at least 30.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Arsenal transfer update: Gunners stepping up their efforts to land midfielder and goalkeeper on the way out?

first_img Wojciech Szczesny on the way out? – Click the arrow for more of the latest Arsenal transfer news – Polish goalkeeping legend Jan Tomaszewski has urged his compatriot to seek a short-term loan move away from the Emirates in order to guarantee himself regular game time. Szczesny was recently dropped following a string of poor performances, with David Ospina notching up three clean sheets in his last three matches in all competitions. Speaking to Polish outlet Sportowefakty, Tomaszewski said Szczesny needs to think of his career and ‘won’t lose anything’, by going on loan this month. Arsenal boss Arsene Wenger has publically commented that the club are working ‘day and night’ to bring in reinforcements before the end of the winter transfer window, but it looks as though recruitments aren’t the only topic on the agenda.Click the arrow above to see the latest Arsenal transfer gossip. Gunners stepping up their efforts to land Lars Bender – Click the arrow for more of the latest Arsenal transfer news – As talkSPORT reported yesterday, Dietmar Hamann’s comments that Arsenal should move for Lars Bender looks like it might have struck a chord among the Gunners’ hierarchy, with the Telegraph claiming that the club have decided Mathieu Flamini will leave the club – not until the summer though – while injury-prone Abou Diaby will finally be put out to pasture. The Metro have taken that as an indication that Wenger will use this space in his squad to bring in Bender, with efforts stepping up this month. 4 4 4 4 Wenger to make Joel Campbell decision by Wednesday – Read all about it, below, then click the arrow for more of the latest Arsenal transfer news, including Lars Bender talk! – It seems as though Real Sociedad boss David Moyes will learn whether his attempts to land Joel Campbell on a loan deal have been successful, with the Mirror reporting that Arsene Wenger is set to announce his decision on the Costa Rican’s future by Wednesday. The sticking point seems to be over whether the club wish to simply loan him or sell him permanently. Should they decide on the latter, it is believed Arsenal will seek around £8m for him. Hector Bellerin heading to Spain? – According to Tutto Mercato, the Gunners full-back could be heading to La Liga on loan, if Spanish side Getafe get their way. The 19-year-old has been used on occasions by Arsene Wenger this season, and following the lengthy injury sustained by Mathieu Debuchy, it looks like he might get further chances over the next three months. However, it’s being reported that Getafe have told Arsenal and the player that they can offer him the perfect opportunity to continue his development.last_img read more

Lukaku’s Inter salvage late draw with Prague in Champions League opener

first_img0Shares0000Nicolo Barella (L) rescued a point for Inter at home to outsiders Slavia Prague in their Champions League opener© AFP Marco BertorelloPARIS, France, Sep 17 – Substitute Nicolo Barella scored in added time to rescue a 1-1 draw for a disappointing Inter Milan in their Champions League opener against rank outsiders Slavia Prague on Tuesday.It looked as though the Czech side would leave San Siro with all three points in the Group F clash after Nigerian forward Peter Olayinka put them ahead in the 63rd minute, only for Barella to level in the second of eight minutes of stoppage time. Olayinka, who has previously played in Albania and Belgium, pounced to score in the 63rd minute after Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic had saved from Jaroslav Zeleny.However, Inter equalised when a Stefano Sensi free-kick rattled off the bar and the ball came out to Barella, whose shot found the net with the aid of a deflection.Slavia goalkeeper Ondrej Kolar then made a fine reaction save from a Romelu Lukaku header in the 97th minute, and a draw was the least the visitors deserved.They are among the longest shots with bookmakers to win the Champions League in their first appearance in the group stage since 2007-08, and this result suits neither side in a section also featuring Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund.Inter came into their Champions League campaign with optimism after winning their opening three games of the season in Serie A under new coach Antonio Conte.However, they are now already at serious risk of exiting in the group stage for the second season running.The other early kick-off on Tuesday saw Lyon come from behind to draw 1-1 at home to Russian champions Zenit Saint-Petersburg in France in Group G.Iranian striker Sardar Azmoun gave Zenit the lead just before half-time after playing a one-two with strike partner Artem Dzyuba on the edge of the area.The home side needed just five minutes of the second half to draw level, though, with Memphis Depay converting a penalty after he had been brought down by Magomed Ozdoev.Benfica and RB Leipzig meet later in the same group in Lisbon.Also on Tuesday, holders Liverpool kick off their campaign away to Napoli and Salzburg take on Genk in Group E, while Chelsea host Valencia and last season’s semi-finalists Ajax meet Lille in Group H.0Shares0000(Visited 10 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny Town Council has allocated €25,000 to introduce safety measures at one of the town’s most notorious accident blackspots.The area, known locally as Black’s Bridge at Glencar, has been the scene of more than 22 accidents in the past four years. Just a number of weeks ago, a car flipped onto its roof and the river miraculously escaped serious injury.Local town councillor Jimmy Kavanagh said the matter has been discussed and the council has promised to be pro-active on introducing safety-measures in the area.“The Council have informed me that they are in the process of upgrading and improving existing lining and signage in the area.“Reflective bollards have recently been erected along the kerbing to the bends on the upward approach. “The council are also compiling a road safety report which will include a measurement of the current speed of traffic in the area, a review of the recorded collision history and a summary of possible improvement measures,” he saidThis report will be made available to members for discussion as soon as it is available, said Colr Kavanagh. COUNCIL PLANS OVERHAUL OF ACCIDENT BLACKSPOT ROAD was last modified: February 25th, 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:accident blackspotColr JImmy Kavanaghglencarlast_img read more

‘This season will be harder for Leicester’ – Ranieri reacts to shock Hull defeat

first_img Leicester City manager Claudio Ranieri Claudio Ranieri claims defending champions Leicester City are still big underdogs in the Premier League this season, having begun their title defence with a shock defeat at Hull.The Tigers may be a club in crisis – still manager-less, favourites for relegation and with only 13 first-team players fit for their season opener – but they battled well to claim a 2-1 victory over the defending champions on Saturday afternoon.Leicester, who played games in the United States, Sweden Scotland and London in a packed pre-season schedule, were out of sorts at the KCOM Stadium.And they were punished for two defensive mistakes, as goals from Adama Diomande and Roberto Snodgrass, either side of a Riyad Mahrez penalty, handed Hull all three points.Leicester know all about underdogs, and Ranieri admitted this season will present a much tougher challenge for his men.“We knew very well that today would be a difficult match,” Ranieri told talkSPORT following the game.“I think we missed two chances to score early, then we made two mistakes and they scored twice.“The team made a lot of effort, but it was individual effort, while Hull City played much better as a team.“They defended very well and they tried to play counter-attack and played well.“We came here to win but sometimes it’s not possible and we made some mistakes.“Once they had scored twice after it was very difficult for us to find the solution to score a goal.“I told my players after the game that this season will be harder than last season.“But we are still the underdogs. There are so many dogs in front of us.” 1last_img read more

Eddie Howe to Man United? talkSPORT host tips boss to take Premier League top job

first_img“He’s calm, intelligent, humble, works with players and tactically he is prepared to change in games.“He hasn’t got an ego – he’s likeable, yet assertive and confident in what he does and that’s really good combination to deal with big players.“If one of the bigger clubs took a risk with him, I don’t think he would let them down.”Murphy has also been impressed by Howe’s focus on building a British-dominant squad and says the manager deserves more credit for doing so. And Howe has clearly impressed former Liverpool and Tottenham midfielder Murphy, who believes the manager has proven he is good enough to take one of the top jobs in England.He told talkSPORT on Monday: “I would be absolutely amazed if Eddie Howe isn’t at one of the big clubs in the next few years.“He’s a proven Premier League manager and he’s as talented as anyone out there.“Someone’s got to take a risk, but I think he has proven for five years in the Premier League that he has what it takes.”Asked if the Cherries chief could replace Mourinho, should he be axed by Manchester United, Murphy said: “I would have absolutely no problem with him going to a big club and doing well. 2 Would Eddie Howe be in the frame for the Manchester United job if Jose Mourinho were to leave Old Trafford?He should be, according to Danny Murphy, who has told talkSPORT he ‘would be absolutely amazed’ if the Bournemouth manager isn’t at a bigger club within the next few years.We’re eight games into the new Premier League season and Bournemouth are flying high in sixth place.The Cherries thumped Watford 4-0 at Vicarage Road on Saturday to take them to 16 points – just four shy of league leaders Manchester City, Chelsea and Liverpool. 2center_img Would Eddie Howe be a good fit as Manchester United manager? Bournemouth have three players on four goals this season – Callum Wilson, Josh King and Ryan Fraser That’ll do nicely – our biggest ever @premierleague away win! 😀🙌#WATBOU // 🐝 0-4 🍒 pic.twitter.com/UCQnswDC0P— AFC Bournemouth 🍒 (@afcbournemouth) October 6, 2018“What I love the most at Bournemouth is their recruitment – they have a good nucleus of British players,” added the former midfielder.“11 of their 16-man squad against Watford this weekend were British and I think Eddie Howe deserves more credit than he gets.“Have we got good English players if the recruitment teams are right in the Premier League? Yes – Bournemouth are proving that.“Have we got good English coaches? Yes we have, Eddie Howe is proving that.”Listen back to Danny Murphy on talkSPORT IN FULL above!last_img read more