The No. 4 Ohio State men’s tennis team beat No. 63 Purdue, 7-0, in its last match of the season, giving the Buckeyes their sixth consecutive Big Ten title. The Buckeyes technically clinched the title Friday when they beat Indiana, 5-2, but the victory against Purdue allowed the team to claim the title outright. “It was a good match,” coach Ty Tucker said afterward. “We played very well today. They knew Purdue was a dangerous team.” The afternoon began with doubles, and OSU was able to win all three of the matches, earning it the doubles point and its first point of the match. Junior Chase Buchanan and freshman Blaz Rola, the No. 11 doubles pair in the nation, won their match, 8-4, while teammates senior Balazs Novak and freshman Ille Van Engelen went on to win their match, 8-2. Seniors Matt Allare and Shuhei Uzawa also contributed to the Buckeyes’ doubles success by beating their Purdue opponents, 8-3. “I think I did pretty well today,” Uzawa said of his last regular-season match as a Buckeye. “I was happy to play with my teammates, and I’m going to miss the tennis team.” After the doubles matches, the two teams moved on to singles, in which the Buckeyes were able to continue their shutout of the Boilermakers. Buchanan was the first to finish his match, quickly winning both of his sets, 6-2, 6-1. Following close behind was Allare, who gave the Buckeyes another point with his match win of 6-2, 6-3. Also earning points for OSU were Novak, who beat his opponent, 6-3, 6-3; Rola, who won, 6-0, 6-1; and redshirt sophomore Devin McCarthy, who won, 6-2, 6-1. The longest match of the day was Van Engelen’s, which was the only singles match to go into a third-set tiebreaker. Van Engelen had a slow start, losing his first set, 6-3. He came back in the second to shut out his opponent, 6-0, and win the third set, 10-6. The Buckeyes will compete in the Big Ten Championships beginning April 28, and will then move on to the NCAA Championships two weeks later on May 14 and 15.
Sepp Blatter has critised the decision to allow the use of the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) for the upcoming World Cup as “not very clever”The former FIFA president was very critical of his successor, Gianni Infantino, for permitting the use of the system with Blatter believing that the fans in Russia will not feel comfortable with it.“For a purist in football, as I am, I think it is an innovation which is going too fast,” said Blatter, according to the BBC.Fan dies after setting herself on fire protesting Iran’s ban on women spectators Manuel R. Medina – September 10, 2019 A young woman from Iran set, only publicly known as The Blue Girl for the color of her favorite club Esteghlal, has died from her injuries after protesting Iran’s ban on female fans.“Most of the referees have never worked this system. To go to the World Cup and introduce this system in the World Cup, I think it is not very clever.“I don’t feel comfortable, definitely not, and spectators don’t feel comfortable.”Previously Blatter was the FIFA president for 17 years, before being removed from the post after a corruption scandal in 2015. The 82 year-old is currently serving a reduced six year ban from sporting competitions.
Real Madrid’s midfielder Dani Ceballos has admitted that he had no complaints regarding Zinedine Zidane’s treatment of him even as Real Madrid’s winning start to the LaLiga Santander season was dominated by his obviously great performance.Ceballos who is on the fringes of the Los Blancos team in his debut season in the Spanish capital hopes to be afforded many more chances to prove himself under Julen Lopetegui.“I have no complaints about Zidane, he made me more mature,” he explained in his post-match interview.The former Porto coach is renowned for his ability at working with young players after his spells with the Spanish youth teams, and getting the best out of Ceballosis one of his biggest tasks.Zidane reveals Sergio Ramos injury concern for Real Madrid Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Zinedine Zidane has put Sergio Ramos’ availability for Real Madrid’s trip to Sevilla next weekend in doubt after withdrawing him against Levante.“It was difficult after a whole year of hardly playing to gain confidence,” he admitted via Marca.“I have this chance based on my hard work.“I’m very happy and I couldn’t be prouder.”
Tottenham have announced that captain Hugo Lloris will be unavailable this weekend with a thigh injuryThe French goalkeeper played the full 90 minutes of Spurs’ surprise 3-0 win over Manchester United on Monday night at Old Trafford.This was despite the fact that Lloris had been arrested and charged with drink-driving by the Metropolitan Police last week.Now Spurs have announced that the 31-year-old will be unavailable due to a thigh problem for this Sunday’s trip to Watford, where the club will hope to continue their perfect start to the season.Meanwhile, compatriot Moussa Sissoko is also set to miss out with a hamstring injury.Argentine midfielder Erik Lamela is a doubt with a hamstring issue.Chelsea hat-trick hero Tammy Abraham hopes for more Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Tammy Abraham hopes this season will be his big breakthrough at Chelsea after firing his first hat-trick for the club in Saturday’s 5-2 win at Wolves.But manager Mauricio Pochettino looks like he will be able to count of the services of defensive midfielder Victor Wanyama.The 27-year-old Kenyan has made a return to full training.TEAM NEWS: Hugo Lloris (thigh) and @MoussaSissoko (hamstring) are unavailable for this weekend’s match.#COYS pic.twitter.com/Zgmn1MOq8s— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 31, 2018
Atlanta United manager Gerardo Martino, confirmed that he never did Lionel Messi’s bidding when he managed Argentina back in the day.During the time in which Messi has played for the Argentina National Team, there has always been a conversation that suggests many managers like Gerardo Martino received orders from him.When it wasn’t which player he wanted to bring to the tournaments, it was the style of play and many modifications. But none of this information has ever been proved, and many of these managers take these claims as a very serious accusation.Manager Gerardo Martino recently spoke to the media about this, he blatantly denies having received any kind of order from Lionel Messi during his time with the Albiceleste.🇦🇷⚽ Entrevista completa del Tata Martino desde Atlanta. El entrenador argentino habló de todo: presente, futuro, Selección Argentina y Messi ➡ https://t.co/2upJSlHe2sEntrevista colectiva con los colegas, @MelukLeCuenta , @cesaralo y @ESPN_JorgeRamos. pic.twitter.com/OnonqqifGk— Daniel Arcucci (@daniarcucci) October 22, 2018“I never did what Messi demanded. That is a completely fabricated myth, a lot of people came out to talk about it,” said Martino to Daniel Arcucci’s website.Top 10 players who played for both Barcelona and Valencia Boro Tanchev – September 14, 2019 Time to talk about the best players who represented both Barcelona and Valencia, prior to their La Liga encounter at Camp Nou this evening.“I’m not the one who needed to come out an deny it, the lies were uncovered by facts. You have to sit down and analyze who played the 2014 World Cup, who returned in 2015 and said they wouldn’t return.”“Who came back in 2017 and also said they wouldn’t return. When things like that happen, one must sit down and analyze.”#FCB 🔵🔴 | Tata Martino habla de su relación con Messi https://t.co/6FZLeqQbL9 pic.twitter.com/DaTDPzGAJb— Diario SPORT (@sport) October 23, 2018“My happiest moment as a manager was when I coached the Paraguay National Team. It was 5 years in which I managed to be a happy man. We still have an instant messaging group that we call ‘South Africa 2010’.”“They all get together once a month and they send me pictures. In football, there are sometimes technical difficulties that take place, which is exactly what happened there. Right now all I think about is Atlanta United.”“I keep thinking about the possibility of becoming an MLS champion, winning the title. There are very few fixtures left. We qualified to the Concacaf Champions League. That is the only thing I think about right now,” he concluded.
The Dutch wonderkid loves playing football and he has taken his time to explain why he’s in love with the beautiful gameFrenki de Jong is making big headlines for AFC Ajax and the Netherlands national team.The young footballer loves the sport, and he shows this passion on the field.“When I am on the pitch I play on intuition but I think a lot about the game as well,” he told The Guardian.Report: Van der Sar staying at Ajax for now George Patchias – September 12, 2019 Edwin van der Sar will not be leaving Ajax to take up a job at Manchester United.In the last few days, one bookmaker suspended…“With my intuition, it is not just that I receive the ball and always think ‘I’m going to do this’ straight away, even though it just happens that way sometimes.”“Most good players play on intuition. Everyone has a little but I don’t know if you can learn it,” he explained.“Sometimes I’m planning. I’m always searching for the pass. I’m always looking to see my teammate. ‘Is he free?’ Then you already know what to do.”“But sometimes the situation can change. Then you have to react and use your intuition. I try to have a picture when I receive the ball and know where everyone is. That’s one of the most important things for a midfielder,” he added.
Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel admits Neymar will likely be unavailable for their trip to Manchester United in next month’s Champions League clash.The 26-year-old forward damaged the same metatarsal he broke last February during PSG’s 2-0 Coupe de France win over Strasbourg last Wednesday.The injury occurred following a challenge from Strasbourg midfielder Moataz Zemzemi, which forced Tuchel to replace Neymar in the 62nd-minute for Moussa Diaby.Therefore, the former Barcelona star was absent in Sunday’s 4-1 win over Rennes in Ligue 1 for PSG.Speaking after the game, Tuchel confirmed that Neymar will likely be out of the squad that will travel to Old Trafford on February 12 for the first leg of their last-16 Champions League tie against United.“It’s going to be super difficult,” Tuchel told Canal Plus.“As I explained [on Saturday] it’s too early to talk about a return date. We have to wait for the first week, which is very important, and his reaction to treatment.“Only after that can we be more precise. But it’s going to be super difficult – that’s not a secret.”Liverpool legend Nicol slams Harry Maguire’s Man United form Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Steve Nicol believes Harry Maguire has made some “horrendous mistakes” recently, and has failed to find his best form since joining Manchester United.In light of Marco Verratti’s ankle injury and Adrien Rabiot’s suspension from the team, PSG are lacking midfield options with defenders Marquinhos and Dani Alves playing in the central midfield on Sunday.This has caused Tuchel to urge the PSG board to hurry up with bringing in recruits before this month’s transfer window closes.Napoli midfielder Allan and Zenit star Leandro Paredes have both linked with moves to PSG with the latter understood to be the more likely of the duo.Although Tuchel made light of the situation at the Parc Des Princes after a deal for Paredes failed to go through over the weekend.“I’ve been expecting him already for a few days, but he isn’t here,” added Tuchel.“I’ve been looking in the shower, in the dressing room, in the treatment room, with the goalkeepers… but he isn’t there.”A brace from Edinson Cavani along with Angel Di Maria and Kylian Mbappe’s goals secured PSG a 4-1 win against Rennes and maintained their 13-point lead at the top of Ligue 1.
(a) Schematic cutoff view of the flat panel composite absorber. Based on the parameters in Table I , the associated responses are given by Eqs. (2) and (4) as shown in (b) for the dipolar response and (c) for the monopole response. Solid curves stand for theory, and open circles are predictions based on parameters retrieved from experiments. Credit: Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 104104 (2015); DOI: 10.1063/1.4930944 Journal information: Applied Physics Letters Explore further Materials scientists devise window that mutes sound but allows air to pass through Citation: Researchers achieve near-perfect absorption of sounds waves (2015, September 16) retrieved 18 August 2019 from https://phys.org/news/2015-09-near-perfect-absorption.html (Phys.org)—A team of researchers at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology has found a way to create a material that is near perfect at preventing sound waves from passing through it. In their paper published in Applied Physics Letters, the team describes the theory behind their idea, the technique they used, two products they produced and how close to near perfection they came. Technically, the material created by the team does not absorb sound, instead it scatters sound waves and then dissipates them, resulting in sound wave reduction of 99.7 percent. To achieve this feat, the team used two decorated membrane resonators (DMRs) built together, both of which were tuned to the same frequency. The impedance of both was set to match the environment, which was normal air.Typically, materials used to prevent noise from passing from one environment to another combine several ingredients, each of which is designed to absorb a certain frequency—the problem with this approach is that it does not stop all frequencies, because that would require too many ingredients (causing the thickness of the finished product to grow beyond usefulness). Using resonators allowed the researchers to get around this limitation—those used were made to vibrate naturally based on the object to which they were affixed. The first resonator caused sound waves to be canceled out, but because it also scattered some of its own frequencies, a second resonator was added to scatter those from the first. The result was a single layer material that offers near perfect absorption of sound waves, notably, including those at very low frequencies.The team assembled two sound muting materials based on their concept, both of which used DMRs. The first consisted of a flat panel along with dual coupled DMRs—the second one was based on a ventilated short tube that contained a DMR and a DMR backed cavity sidewall. Both achieved near perfect absorption, proving their theory correct.Presumably, materials created using the new technique could be used in situations that require restriction of a wide range of frequencies, such as recording studios, audio laboratories or even perhaps in headphones, speakers or earbuds. More information: Subwavelength total acoustic absorption with degenerate resonators, Appl. Phys. Lett. 107, 104104 (2015); dx.doi.org/10.1063/1.4930944ABSTRACTWe report the experimental realization of perfect sound absorption by sub-wavelength monopole and dipole resonators that exhibit degenerate resonant frequencies. This is achieved through the destructive interference of two resonators’ transmission responses, while the matching of their averaged impedances to that of air implies no backscattering, thereby leading to total absorption. Two examples, both using decorated membrane resonators (DMRs) as the basic units, are presented. The first is a flat panel comprising a DMR and a pair of coupled DMRs, while the second one is a ventilated short tube containing a DMR in conjunction with a sidewall DMR backed by a cavity. In both examples, near perfect absorption, up to 99.7%, has been observed with the airborne wavelength up to 1.2 m, which is at least an order of magnitude larger than the composite absorber. Excellent agreement between theory and experiment is obtained. © 2015 Phys.org This document is subject to copyright. Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission. The content is provided for information purposes only.
Kolkata: A fire broke out at Sealdah Station early on Saturday morning. Three fire tenders were pressed into action and the flames were doused within a short period of time.Sources informed that on Saturday morning, people saw smoke coming from the direction of Sealdah South section. A few moments later, the blaze became visible from a room beside the staircase of the reservation counter. Sources informed that the room was used as a warehouse.The fire brigade was immediately informed. Railway Protection Force (RPF) personnel cordoned off the area and stopped movement around it. Adjacent rooms were also made vacant. The firefighters completely extinguished the fire within a few hours. The train services were not disrupted due to the incident.