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Rafter: “We will not have tennis in 2020, this will last a long time”

first_imgOne other resolution that many sports activities are at present contemplating to return to the motion is to play behind closed doorways, one thing that Rafter considers acceptable: “I believe they may play tournaments behind closed doorways. With out spectators, in fact. There would even be no ball boy. I might like to see the gamers accumulate the balls themselves! “Lastly, and out of doors of immediately, Patrick joked concerning the chance of getting met on the observe with Novak Djokovic and Rafa Nadal, one thing he would not have preferred in any respect: “I might not have preferred to play towards any of the present period. Somebody like Djokovic would make my life depressing. He all the time returns very effectively. As for Rafa, I believe I may get a 6-2 double towards him at my peak, however on the quickest courtroom you’ve ever seen. They’re two of one of the best gamers I have ever seen. “ Will there be tennis in 2020? There are an increasing number of voices approved by this sport who assume not, for the reason that particularities that it has when enjoying tournaments each week in completely different components of the planet they might make the unfold of COVID-19 excessive. One of many last to place itself in this line, in statements supplied by Eurosport, is Patrick Rafter, whose evaluation does not invite optimism.“Tennis this 12 months? No, I believe this will last a long time. Till they get a shot, I can’t see how anybody will play. Personally, I believe it will be just like the flu and we will have to get used to it, “defined the Australian extenista, who, just like the French Amelie Mauresmo, He believes the secret is to seek out a vaccine in order that event situations are protected.last_img read more

Bolts bolster roster for Finals rematch

first_imgKiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? PBA IMAGESThe Meralco Bolts were certainly miffed the way their season ended last year.So they spent the long road to a rematch against defending champions Barangay Ginebra Kings, putting vital new pieces in place that they hope will turn their fortunes around when the PBA Governors’ Cup Finals tip off on Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Archers, Tams go at it anew LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene The winningest coach in the league with 19 titles said import Justin Brownlee, playmaker LA Tenorio and do-it-all guard Scottie Thomson will get more space to make plays with Slaughter around.“That’s the problem Slaughter poses for other teams,” said Cone.BPC updateMeanwhile, San Miguel Beer’s June Mar Fajardo topped the race for Best Player of the Conference with 38.455 statistical points after leading the Governors’ Cup in rebounds (11.64 per game) and blocks (2.27 per game).Trailing Fajardo, the league’s reigning MVP for three consecutive seasons, are Jayson Castro of TNT (33.56 SPs) and Slaughter (32.65 SPs).In the contest for Best Import, Durham seemed headed to replicating his award last year with 58.875 SPs, followed by Brandon Brown of Phoenix (54.500 SPs) and Blackwater’s Henry Walker (54.100 SPs).Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson “Our biggest improvement now is we can shoot the three, which was not there last year,” said Black.The Bolts lost last year’s best-of-seven confrontation in six games even though they took the series opener, something that the defending champion Gin Kings want to reverse this time.“You can dictate the series if you win Game 1. There’s comfortability of being ahead in the series because there’s always a sense of panic in being behind,” said Ginebra coach Tim Cone during Tuesday’s PBA Finals presser.Cone feels he has his own game-changer in Greg Slaughter, who will be a new force for the Kings since he was out due to injury in last year’s Finals conquest of the Bolts.“He changes the way teams approach us. They have to find matchups for him,” said Cone.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball PLAY LIST 05:02SEA Games 2019: Philippines clinches historic gold in women’s basketball00:50Trending Articles06:27SEA Games 2019: No surprises as Gilas Pilipinas cruises to basketball gold02:14Carpio 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 “What we tried to do this year knowing that AD (Allen Durham) was coming back and we have a chance at winning this conference, we tried to bring in floor spacers,” said Meralco coach Norman Black.Meralco’s latest addition was veteran power forward Ranidel De Ocampo, acquired from TNT KaTropa to give the Bolts a stretch big who could free up space for Durham underneath.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogBefore that, Meralco added young shooters like rookie Baser Amer, Mike Tolomia and Garvo Lanete.“That’s something we didn’t have last year. These guys give AD more space in the floor to maneuver. Reynel Hugnatan was our best floor spacer back then,” said Black, bidding to clinch his 10th PBA crown. View commentslast_img read more

108 differently-abled persons trained by BIT

first_imgA section of the gathering at the graduation on WednesdayOne hundred and eight (108) differently-abled persons on Wednesday graduated with various skills from the Board of Industrial Training (BIT) which was in collaboration with the Guyana Council of Organisations for Persons with Disabilities (GCOPD) at the David Rose Special School.The graduates, some of whom have visual and hearing impairments, graduated from the programme with training in leather craft, rope mat making, computer skills, basic cosmetology, basic sewing and basic woodworking training.Differently-abled persons as young as 13 years old participated in the programme.Chairman of the GCOPD, Cecil Morris urged the graduates to utilise the skills obtained for economic purposes.“You now have the tools to take you forward in life and because you have that tool, you need to use it and use it in a mighty way. Some of us might go through the training and when we are done we still throw back like before, the onus is upon you not to throw back but to step forward and make yourself be counted,” Morris encouraged.The Chairman further called for Government to continue to assist the differently-abled community and thanked BIT for its contribution.BIT Chairman, Clinton Williams said that similar programmes are being hosted in all regions of Guyana for differently-abled persons.Since the commencement of the programme in 2014, some 400 persons have graduated.Public Affairs Minister, Dawn Hastings-Williams assured that the differently-abled community will continue to have Government support.last_img read more

First baby of 2020 in Northern B.C. arrived in Prince George

first_imgPRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Northern Health is pleased to announce that the first baby born in 2020 in the north is a baby girl, born in Prince George!Baby Aubrey Nellis was born at University Hospital of Northern BC in Prince George this morning at 12:21 a.m., to parents, Tiffany and Clayton Nellis, of Prince George – weighing in at seven pounds, 13 ounces.Aubrey is also welcomed to the world by big brothers Jayvin Logan, 14, and Hayden Logan, 11.- Advertisement -The first baby born in British Columbia in 2020 was a girl, delivered at Fraser Health’s Royal Columbian Hospital, at 12:01 a.m. today.last_img read more

Piers Morgan’s five-point plan to save English sport

first_imgEngland’s international sides are in turmoil.The football team could not manage a victory as they crashed out of the 2014 World Cup without a win, the cricket side were embarrassed in the World Cup this year and the less said about the rugby union side, the better.So what can be done?Piers Morgan believes he knows what to do and told Drivetime of his five-point plan to save English sport.Here is his blueprint:1) Pick the best players: Kevin Pietersen, Danny Cipriani, John Terry and having captains that can handle players like that.2) Pick coaches and managers that thrive off mavericks: Don’t pick managers who are scared of them. They need to embrace difficult stars and make them work for a team. Let’s get people like Clive Woodward, Duncan Fletcher, Brian Clough – people of that calibre and that strength of character.3) Ban all reviews: Here’s my review of all those teams: Utterly useless!4) Ban the ‘happy camper’ dressing room mentality:They all sit around singing love songs – we’re not running choirs, we’re running international sports teams! Nice guys, as we’re discovering do not win.5) Get rid of 90% of the backroom teams:Who are these people? There are hundreds of them involved in every England international side. They are all irrelevant and they muddle the players’ minds. Peter Moores vs Trevor Bayliss is a great example: one meddles in everything and the other lets players be themselves. KP would have been brilliant under Bayliss.last_img read more

Best goalkeepers ranked: Are these 12 players BETTER than Joe Hart?

first_img 3. David De Gea: Manchester United and Spain 4. Hugo Lloris: Tottenham and France 12 10. Keylor Navas: Real Madrid and Costa Rica – Navas won the Champions League 9. Marc-Andre ter Stegen: Barcelona and Germany 12. Samir Handanovic: Inter and Slovenia – Click the arrow above, right, to see the list of keepers, it could be argued, are better than Joe Hart right now Joe Hart knows he is going to take some flak for England’s dismal Euro 2016 display.A player of his quality will be angry at letting goals against Wales and Iceland slip through his grasp, so at the moment where does England and Man City’s no.1 rank compared to football’s other great goalkeepers?Is he better than these 12 players right now?Let us know your order if you disagree with this one.EVERY MEMBER OF ENGLAND’S EURO 2016 TEAM RANKED 12 12 8. Jan Oblak: Atletico Madrid and Slovenia 12 12 12 12center_img getty images 1. Manuel Neuer: Bayern Munich and Germany 6. Claudio Bravo: Barcelona and Chile 5. Petr Cech: Arsenal and Czech Republic 11. Bernd Leno: Bayer Leverkusen and Germany 12 12 12 12 2. Gianluigi Buffon: Juventus and Italy 12 7. Thibaut Courtois: Chelsea and Belgium last_img read more


first_imgU16 A Inishowen Final- Downey/McLaughlin Memorial Cup Final.Final Score: Burt 1:10 Malin 1:05.This long awaited Cup Final was set to be a competitive, intense and dramatic game, the opening half seing Burt scoring the first three points of the game. Malin defence were put under pressure, with Malin goalkeeper Lee McDaid making three consecutive saves which disrupted the Burt attack. Malin’s Christopher Mc Laughlin (F) replied with a point, while Burt got a further three points, leaving the Half Time Score Burt 0.06 Malin 0.01.The second half saw the Malin attempt a comeback, but Burt matched three points with three of their own, leaving the scoreline Burt 0.09 Malin 0.04.Shortly following this the Burt side were reduced to 14 players, however were able to place another point and goal to step forward with Burt 1.10 Malin 0.05. The game took a dramatic turn when Malin’s Mid- fielder Jonathon Mc Laughlin powered through the Burt defence and placed a low controlled shot to into the back of the Burt net, leaving the score line Burt 1.10 Malin 1.05. The final few minutes of the game were dramatic with both teams fighting to gain scores, however on this occasion the home side of Burt won against their Malin opponents. Final Score Burt 1.10 Malin 1.05.Burt Team: Mark Mc Elhinney, Tom Doherty, Kyle Mc Grath, Conor Bradley, Shaun Gallagher, Kyle Long, Matthew Doherty, Sean Mc Hugh, Ryan Mc Laughlin. Ryan Doherty, Mark Coyle, Calvin Gallagher, Paul Mc Grath, Tony Cregan, Stephen Mc Cafferty. Subs: Dylan Clarke, Matthew Mc Dermott, Jonathon Mc Daid, Aaron Doherty, Callum Porter, Caolan Mc Dermott, Jordon Arbuckle, Shaun O’ Donnell, Sean Mc Bride, Josh Arbuckle. Malin Team: Lee Mc Daid, Ruaidhri Mc Carron, Peter Doherty, Thomas Mc Laughlin, Aiden Bambrick, Ryan Doherty, Conor Mc Colgan, Jonathon Mc Laughlin, Christopher Doherty (PM), Christopher Mc Laughlin, Andrew Mullan, Tiarnan Stevens, Conor Mc Geoghegan, Aaron Mc Laughlin, Danny Mc Carrron. Subs: Diarmuid, Joe Doherty (PM), Cian Stevens, Niall Kelly, Mitchell Dutton, Donall Walsh, Jordon Mc Laughlin, Joe Doherty, Cormac Cullinane. GAA: BURT WIN U-16 CUP FINAL WITH WIN OVER MALIN was last modified: May 25th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: BURT WIN U-16 CUP FINAL WITH WIN OVER MALINlast_img read more


first_imgKILLYBEGS will face Glenswilly in this year’s RnaG county senior final.The fishermen won by the narrowest of margins at MacCumhaill Park, seeing off the brave challenge by 0-11 to 1-07.Killybegs threw their shocking league form to one side to win the game – having performed poorly this year, failing to win in any of their last 12 league matches. But they pulled off the semi-final win – despite being down to 14 men for half the match after Enda Murphy was shown a straight red for a nasty challenge on Malin’s Damian Harkin.Now for the final – and a clash with Glenswilly, champions from 2011. GAA NEWS: KILLYBEGS PIP BRAVE MALIN TO TAKE PLACE IN COUNTY FINAL was last modified: October 6th, 2013 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)last_img read more


first_imgCRIME prevention Gardaí have warned of a massive increase in break-ins to vehicles in Co Donegal – and have issued some advice in a bid to tackle a growing problem in the county.Garda Commissioner Noirin O Sullivan has designated today as National Crime Prevention Day of Action with a focus on theft from cars.The county’s crime prevention officer Sgt Paul Wallace has issued new crime statistics for Donegal, showing how thefts from cars here are increasing. The show how year to date, compared to 2013, there were:* 24 reported thefts from vehicles in Buncrana policing district, up from six* 30 thefts in Letterkenny garda district, up from 25.* an astonishing 64 thefts in the Ballyshannon garda district, up 20 on last year. Even the Milford district has shown an increase, albeit with still small numbers with five reports so far this year compared to just one last year.“The simple advise here is ‘Go out & lock your car’ it really is that simple,” said Sgt Wallace.“Car owners in this county should be acutely aware of the selective targeting by criminals of parked cars and vans in urban and isolated rural areas as we recently had a spate of such crimes in Termon and Buncrana.“In the summer we find that parked vehicles in scenic areas of the county can be targeted by criminals so it is important to lock up and put items out of view.”Here’s some facts – and some simple tips to make the thieves job harder. Did you Know?➢ €220 is the average value of items stolen from cars.➢ €6.6 Million worth of property has been taken.➢ Laptops, Tablet Devices, & Cash are the targeted items. ➢ 1 in 4 cars parked in driveways were unlocked.➢ 1 in 3 had windows broken as valuables were visible inside.This initiative, provides An Garda Síochána, with an opportunity to further pledge its’ commitment, to deepen and develop ‘Policing in Partnership’ with our communities, in order to promote and support safer communities.What is the overall aim of the Crime Prevention ‘Day of Action’?To highlight this type of crime amongst the public in Co Donegal & to seek the assistance of the vehicle owners to be proactive in deterring by taking simple steps which will delay, deter and defeat the criminal.Tips:1. Lock it or lose it.2. Put away visible property.3. Overnight park in well lit areas if possible or areas covered by cctv.4. Report the crime – Gardai / Car park operators need to for more crime prevention tipsREVEALED: HUGE INCREASE IN THEFTS FROM CARS IN DONEGAL – AND WHAT YOU CAN DO TO STOP MORE was last modified: May 29th, 2014 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:break-inscarcrime preventiondonegalSgt Paul Wallacestatisticstheftthieflast_img read more

Live updates: Warriors vs. Suns, Monday at 6 p.m.

first_imgClick HERE if you’re unable to view the gallery on your mobile device. Join us for live news and analysis Monday at 6 p.m. when the Warriors close out the calendar year by facing the last-place Suns in Phoenix.The Warriors (24-13), fresh off one of their more satisfying wins of the season in Portland Saturday, are looking to keep their 16-game winning streak against the Suns alive. Golden State has beaten the Suns once already this season, a 123-103 victory at Oracle on Oct. 22 in …last_img read more