The Latest: Zverev beats US teen in 2nd round at Open

first_imgKvitova beat Kateryna Kozlova 7-6 (3), 6-2 in an hour and 40 minutes Wednesday, overcoming her nervousness in the first set. This is her 14th U.S. Open. It’s the only Grand Slam tournament where she has failed to reach the semifinals. She reached the quarterfinals twice, in 2015 and 2017. She has two Wimbledon titles.___1:05 p.m.Angelique Kerber is on her way to the third round of the U.S. Open, which she won in 2016. Associated Press The No. 17 seed opened play Wednesday and beat Anna-Lena Friedsam 6-3, 7-6 (6) in an hour and 40 minutes. Kerber emerged on the WTA Tour by reaching the semifinals at Flushing Meadows in 2011. Last year, she got knocked out in the first round.The women’s bracket also had an upset Wednesday. No. 12 Marketa Vondrousova lost to Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-1, 6-2 in only 65 minutes. ___The second round of the U.S. Open is underway with a cloudy sky and a chance of rain at Flushing Meadows.Seventeenth-seeded Angelique Kerber is getting things started in the women’s bracket against Anna-Lena Friedsam, ranked No. 109 in the world. Former champion Naomi Osaka plays Wednesday night after a day off to rest a worrisome left hamstring. The Latest: Zverev beats US teen in 2nd round at Open Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times local):___4:25 p.m. September 2, 2020center_img This is her first Grand Slam tournament.She will face No. 8 Petra Martic in the third round.___2:05 p.m.Sixth-seeded Petra Kvitova needed only two sets to reach the the third round of the U.S. Open, the Grand Slam event that his been her most elusive. This is quite a comeback.No. 30 seed Kristina Mladenovic served for the victory while leading 6-1, 5-1 against Varvara Gracheva in the second round of the U.S. Open — and lost.Mladenovic let that huge lead slip away, failing to convert four match points along the way, and eventually, Gracheva came all the way back to win 1-6, 7-6 (2), 6-0.Said Mladenovic: “She was brave and she went for it.”Gracheva is a Russian who is ranked 102nd and is a month past her 20th birthday. Alexander Zverev has won his second-round match at the U.S. Open, using a dominating serve to beat 19-year-old American wild card Brandon Nakashima 7-5, 6-7 (8), 6-3, 6-1.Zverev, a German who is seeded fifth, regrouped after losing the tiebreaker when he double-faulted with a 133 mph serve. He overcame 10 double-faults, hit 24 aces and won every service game.Zverev advanced to his first career Grand Slam semifinal at this year’s Australian Open. His best showing at the U.S. Open came last year, when he reached the fourth round.___3:15 p.m. On the men’s side, top-seeded Novak Djokovic tries to remain unbeaten in 2020 when he plays Kyle Edmund. Djokovic is 24-0 this year, has won 18 of his last 19 matches in Grand Slam tournaments and is heavily favored to pick up his fourth U.S. Open title.The weather could play a factor, given the chance of rain, especially through early afternoon. Temperatures of 82 degrees Fahrenheit (28 degrees Celsius) are predicted.___More AP tennis: and read more

Emrit excited to captain Patriots in CPL tournament

first_imgEXPERIENCED T&T all-rounder Rayad Emrit says he is excited to skipper the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots for the upcoming Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) cricket tournament.On Wednesday, the Patriots announced the Caribbean players that they will be retaining for this season. International retentions and signings will be announced at a later date. This year teams can retain as many players from their 2019 squads as they wish. They could also transfer players to other teams and sign emerging players.“I am very excited to be part of St Kitts & Nevis Patriots for a second season. I think that the team that is selected this year is going to be a very exciting one. I am very excited to be named as captain. It’s always an honour and a privilege to lead a franchise,” said captain Emrit.The Patriots have chosen to retain seven Caribbean players overall ahead of the CPL draft including signing Denesh Ramdin from the Trinbago Knight Riders (TKR).The others are T&T’s Evin Lewis, the Jamaican pair of Fabian Allen and Sheldon Cottrell and Alzarri Joseph of the Leeward Islands. They have also picked up Ramdin on a transfer, while Dominic Drakes has been selected as their up-and-coming player.Emrit will be working with former TKR coach Australian Simon Helmot, who was announced as head coach of the Patriots for this season. “Our new coach Simon Helmot knows the CPL and he knows how to win titles. He and I are going to work very hard to get the team to the finals,” said Emrit.The CPL is scheduled to take place between August 19 and September 26 but the tournament organisers are currently watching the current situation with COVID-19 closely and are liaising with medical advisers and governments.A decision on whether the tournament can proceed as planned, or at a different time, will be made as soon as possible.PLAYERS SIGNED: Evin Lewis (Trinidad & Tobago), Fabian Allen (Jamaica),Sheldon Cottrell (Jamaica),Denesh Ramdin (T&T – new signing), Rayad Emrit (T&T),Alzarri Joseph (Leeward Islands), Dominic Drakes (Barbados),Transfer from Trinbago Knight Riders (Emerging player),last_img read more

Sancho scores hat-trick on Dortmund return

first_imgENGLAND’s Jadon Sancho scored the first hat-trick of his career on his first start since the Bundesliga resumed as Borussia Dortmund thrashed Paderborn.After an uneventful first half, Thorgan Hazard put Dortmund ahead with a tap-in before Sancho slotted home his first goal since 29 February.Sancho added the third after Uwe Hunemeier’s penalty reduced the bottom side’s deficit before Achraf Hakimi and Marcel Schmelzer made it 5-1.Sancho got his third in stoppage time.The 20-year-old is the first English player to score an overseas hat-trick in one of Europe’s major leagues for 31 years – former Luton forward Brian Stein was the last person to achieve the feat, playing for Caen against Cannes in France’s Ligue 1 on 31 May 1989.After scoring his first goal, Sancho took off his shirt to reveal a “Justice For George Floyd” T-shirt. Floyd died after being arrested by police outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota on 25 May.The England forward was booked for removing his Dortmund top.Sancho later wrote on Instagram: “Delighted to get my first career hat trick, a bittersweet moment personally as there are more important things going on in the world today that we must address and help make a change.”His first goal came after a pass by Julian Brandt, while the former Manchester City youth player produced a smart finish following an assist by Hazard for his second.Sancho’s hat-trick, and his 17th Bundesliga goal of the season, arrived in the 91st minute after being played in down the right.The win kept alive Dortmund’s faint hopes of winning the Bundesliga title, Bayern Munich’s lead at the top now seven points with five games remaining.Paderborn remain rooted at the bottom, eight points behind Fortuna Dusseldorf, who are 16th in a relegation play-off place.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

Chioma Ajunwa Shines in Football Event of Police Games in Awka

first_img*Nursing mother wins 5000m silverThe 1996 Atlanta Olympics Games long jump gold medallist, Chioma Ajunwa, is the cynosore of all eyes in the football event of the ongoing 12th Police Games taking place in Awka. Anambra State.Representing Zone 2 made up of Lagos and Ogun states, Ajunwa, who won an olympic gold medal for Nigeria in Long Jump in Atlanta, USA and was also at the World Cup in the colours of Falcons in 1991, is playing in the football event at the Police Games. Earlier, Ajunwa scored a goal for Zone 2 in their opening game but the crowd that trooped out to the Otuocha Stadium to see her on Tuesday went home disappointed as she took ill and was advised by the medics to rest for the day. She was however at the venue and watched her Zone 2 side beat the Police Headquarters 1-0 in a keenly contested group encounter.Ajunwa is also expected to return to action with Zone 2 in another group encounter.In the male football semifinals decided earlier on Tuesday, Federal Headquarters defeated Zone 7 2-0 while Zone 9 defeated Zone 6 1-0.Meanwhile, a nursing mother Mary Joseph was the toast of fans at the Rojenny Stadium, Oba, venue of the athletics events when she braced all odds to claim a silver medal.Joseph, who entered the tracks cuddling her baby, a two-month old infant, finished with a time of 22mins 58 seconds behind Mamman Helen who won the gold medal at a time of 20.32 seconds.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chioma Ajunwalast_img read more

Developers delve into the changing gaming industry

first_imgHardcore video game enthusiasts and curious Annenberg students gathered in Annenberg Auditorium on Monday night to listen to experts  discuss what it takes to succeed in the modern video game industry.Geek chic · Chris Metzen of World of Warcraft (left) and Flint Dille of Diablo III discuss their careers in video game developing Monday. – Mndy Curtis | Daily TrojanThe conversation featured Chris Metzen of World of Warcraft and Starcraft II and Flint Dille of Diablo III and Transformers.The evening began with a look back at Metzen and Dille’s early careers and how they first developed a passion for games. Though their paths to their current careers differed, Metzen and Dille agreed that it was Dungeons & Dragons, the fantasy role-playing game released in 1974 that provided the initial spark of interest that all artists thrive on.“From fifth grade to around the time I jumped in at Blizzard, my friends and I had an ongoing D&D campaign,” Dille said. “It was the track of our youth.”When pressed on what made the game so special, Metzen and Dille cited its open-ended nature.“Rules are there to facilitate what you want to do, but everything resided in the realm of your imagination … it was the organic component of sitting at a table with your friends and making it up as you went along … that made it so special and unpredictable,” Metzen said.Dille said the experience of playing the game became a phenomenon.“Nobody ever made a game where it’s all in your imagination,” Dille said.What began as simply having fun with friends ended up becoming an important source of inspiration in Metzen’s and Dille’s professional careers.“That D&D spirit — that feeling that D&D gave us as younger gamers — was something that we’ve always been chasing, that we’ve always wanted to feel again,” Metzen said.Dille agreed with Metzen’s sentiment.“You spend your whole creative career chasing stuff that excited you as a kid … you have certain interests and they never go away,” Metzen said.Dille and Metzen, however, were quick to point out that passion alone does not translate to career success, especially in today’s competitive gaming industry.Developing specialized skills while in school could be key for students hoping to get into the gaming industry, Metzen said.“These days, the industry moves so fast and the arc of technology goes up so fast and so high that we are looking for real specialized skill sets,” Metzen said.In the long run, however, succeeding in the video game industry is no different from succeeding in any other field. It takes networking skills, hard work and a sense of identity.“Managers are hiring people to join a team, a family. That sense of chemistry and who you are is important,” Metzen said. “Just be really clear on who you are. … Be specific about what geeks you up.”As competitive and as high-octane as today’s industry is, newcomers actually have it easier, according to Dille.“You guys have a huge advantage. In the old days, there were seven studios and they controlled all the cameras,” Dille said. “Now if your content’s good enough, you can make stuff with your iPhone. You can put it on YouTube and Machinima.”Ali Timnak, a first-year graduate student studying game development and intelligent robotics, initially came to the event to listen to Metzen speak about his work on World of Warcraft. From the event, he took away career advice that he believes will be useful after he graduates.“I learned how to present myself to managers and employers on my portfolio,” Timnak said.When asked if he would recommend similar events in the future to his friends, Timnak did not hesitate.“Yes, definitely,” Timnak said. “I just came here to take away anything useful I could get, and I learned a lot.”last_img read more

Jamaica, Barbados Lose in Netball World Cup, and T&T Win First…

first_imgLIVERPOOL, England – Jamaica suffered their first defeat of the Netball World Cup when they went down to South Africa but the Caribbean powerhouses, along with regional counterparts Barbados and Trinidad and Tobago, all advanced to the second round of the tournament here Sunday.Playing at the M&S Bank Arena, the Sunshine Girls lost 52-55 while Barbados also experienced similar fortunes in a 41-65 defeat to Malawi.Trinidad and Tobago, meanwhile, won their first match of the competition with a 67-56 verdict over Fiji, to sneak into the next round.The top three teams from each of the four groups will now do battle in preliminaries stage two, comprising Group F and Group G.JamaicaGunning for their third successive victory in Group C, Jamaica fell behind in the first quarter 6-16 and were dominated again in the second quarter, to trail 21-32 at the half-way stage.They enjoyed their best period of the match in the third quarter when they out-scored South Africa 17-10, thanks to goal-shooter Jhaniele Fowler’s perfect 11-from-11 shooting.With South Africa’s advantage reduced to 42-38 at the start of the final quarter, the game was now wide open but the Proteas held their own when it mattered to control the encounter late on and come away with an important win.For Jamaica, Fowler scored 38 goals from 39 attempts including a perfect nine-from-nine performance in the second quarter while goal attack Shanice Beckford netted 14 from 19 attempts.South Africa, meanwhile, were led by goal-shooter Lenize Potgieter who scored 36 from 39 and goal-attack Maryka Holtzhausen, who finished with 19 from 29.BarbadosBarbados slumped to their second defeat following Friday’s opening victory in Group B, after finding themselves behind 20-35 to Malawi at the half-time whistle.There was little change in the penultimate quarter as they were out-scored 17-9 to trail 29-52, and the final quarter proved only a formality.Barbados were spearheaded by Shonica Wharton who scored 15 goals from 18 attempts while goal attack Sheniqua Thomas chipped in with 12 from 16 attempts.For the African nation, goal-shooter Joyce Mvula scored 31 from 33 attempts and was supported by goal attack Jane Chimaliro with 23 from 25.Trinidad and TobagoComing off two straight losses in Group C, T&T redeemed themselves to finish strongly. Their catalyst was their experienced shooter Samantha Wallace who scored 40 from 42 attempts while Kalifa McCollin chimed in with 21 from 29 attempts.Fiji were piloted by Lydia Panapasa’s 33 from 35 attempts and Unaisi Rauluni’s 23 from 26.There was little double about the outcome when T&T stormed to a 23-10 first-quarter lead which they converted into a 40-25 advantage at the half.last_img read more

Alpena Residents Reminded to Keep Sidewalks Clear of Snow

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisAlpena, Mich.-As the snow continues to affect the Sunrise Side, the city of Alpena wants to remind residents to keep sidewalks in front of their homes clear. Sidewalks should be open and passable for pedestrians after shoveling and plowing.If your sidewalk is not cleared within 48 hours a green hanger will be left at your door. If the snow is not removed further action may be taken including a property bill.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Man Charged in Alpena With Using ‘Fraudulent Checks’ at Alpena Area Credit UnionNext Alpena Residents are Making Good on New Years Resolutionslast_img

Dodgers place Joc Pederson on DL with concussion

first_imgHyun-Jin Ryu’s next step remains to be determined, but Roberts said the left-hander could remain with the Dodgers either as a starter or a “temporary” long reliever.“We’re still trying to work through his role,” Roberts said. “I had a conversation with him. He’s eager to pitch, feels he’s physically able to pitch. It’s a delicate situation because we don’t have a particular day we can start him.”The Dodgers’ five-man rotation is set through Sunday, and Roberts said he’ll try to keep everyone in turn at least once more through the order. Ryu hasn’t pitched since May 18.Sending Ryu to Triple-A seems unlikely since his contract allows him to block any assignment to the minor leagues. Pitching in relief isn’t much more realistic for a 30-year-old who’s made 10 relief appearances and 252 starts in a professional career that began in 2006 in Korea.“We’re trying to be very sensitive to his routine,” Roberts said. “His routine is very important. When you’re talking about a different role you’ve got to appreciate that.”Ryu is 2-5 with a 4.75 earned-run average in seven starts this season. His six-year, $36 million contract, which expires after next season, doesn’t limit the Dodgers from trading Ryu to any team.AlsoIn a swap of left-handed relievers, Luis Avilan was placed on the 10-day disabled list with left triceps soreness and Adam Liberatore was activated from the DL. Avilan has a 3.00 ERA in 15 innings over 23 appearances this season. Liberatore had made two appearances for the Dodgers, allowing one run in 1⅓ innings, when he was placed on the 10-day DL with a left groin strain May 9. …Justin Turner took ground balls at third base briefly before the game and has been cleared to throw from up to 90 feet. He hasn’t been cleared to run, but said his strained hamstring feels “way better than I thought I would feel at this point.” …Rachel Robinson, Jackie Robinson’s widow, was chosen as the 2017 recipient of the John Jordan “Buck” O’Neil Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Baseball Hall of Fame. “Not be on my phone much, no TV, no video games, and basically just stare at a wall in a dark room,” he said. “You get so anxious and you want to go do something, and you can’t. It kind of (stinks), but it’s part of the game.”Pederson has a .200 batting average, a .309 on-base percentage, and a .314 slugging percentage in 35 games this season. His slash line fell further this month (.182/.297/.291), and Pederson hadn’t hit leadoff since May 15.Chris Taylor played center field and led off Thursday against the St. Louis Cardinals. It was the fifth time Taylor has led off this season, and only the second time he’s played center field.“It’s an opportunity,” Manager Dave Roberts said. “We talked about having Chris play some center field, and how he and Kiké (Hernandez) have similar skill sets. This is an opportunity to give him a runway with Joc down to get a little bit more comfortable in center field.”No role for Ryu LOS ANGELES >> The Dodgers placed center fielder Joc Pederson on the 7-day concussion DL retroactive to Wednesday.Pederson, 25, said he’d never been diagnosed with a concussion before colliding with the outfield wall, and teammate Yasiel Puig, attempting to catch a fly ball Tuesday night.Any initial optimism that Pederson could return quickly was dashed when he continued to feel “a little off.” Thursday, two days after the collision; he wasn’t even certain that seven days would be enough time to recover.For now, Pederson has been instructed to limit certain activities that stimulate the brain.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Lakers had to convince LeBron James playing this season wasn’t ‘worth it anymore’

first_img JaVale McGee explains Lakers’ mentality after playoff elimination LeBron James had to be persuaded to sit out the rest of the Lakers’ season, coach Luke Walton told reporters before one of the team’s final games.The third-year coach said Sunday that James wanted to finish out the season, but the team finally convinced him to rest. James, 34, finished his first season in Los Angeles averaging 27.4 points, 8.5 rebounds and 8.3 assists in 55 games. He is tied for fifth in the NBA in points per game and third in assists.The Lakers struggled with James off the court and will miss the playoffs for a franchise-record sixth straight year. It snapped James’ personal postseason streak of 13 consecutive appearances and eight straight NBA Finals berths.​ Lakers shut down LeBron James for rest of seasoncenter_img James had been nursing a strained left groin after suffering an injury on Christmas Day.The tear caused him to sit out 17 consecutive games, and he missed more later in the season due to “load management.” Walton said James used that time to receive treatment “two to three times a day.”However, James continued to see playing time after the team was officially eliminated from playoff contention March 22. “Well, I think that goes back to him wanting to compete,” Walton added. “Even though it’s over, he wants to be out there playing with his guys. Eventually, as that time goes on and on, it’s easier to tell someone like that, ‘Let’s take care of your health right now.’ So that’s kind of how the decision came.” “He wants to play,” Walton said. “My understanding from the medical staff, they finally said, ‘Look, it’s just not worth it anymore. Let’s make sure you have a healthy summer.’ “So that’s the decision that was made, and we’ll move forward without him on the floor for the final six.”​ Related Newslast_img read more

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