Grand Slams to continue seeding 32 players

first_imgMOST READ The board representing the four Grand Slam tournaments — the Australian Open, French Open, Wimbledon, U.S. Open — says that “following a full year of Grand Slam match analysis and feedback from all other constituencies, especially players and broadcast partners, the Grand Slam tournaments have decided there is no compelling reason to revert to 16 seeds.”The board doubled the number of seeded players to 32 in June 2001. That decision was made partly in response to complaints from clay-court specialists that they wanted more draw protection at Wimbledon, the only major tournament played on grass.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissGoing back to 16 seeds in 2019 could, in theory, have made early upsets more likely. Celtics’ Jabari Bird taking a break after violence charges Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, holds the championship trophy after defeating Juan Martin del Potro, of Argentina, in the men’s final of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 9, 2018, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)LONDON — Grand Slam tournaments will continue to seed 32 players.The Grand Slam Board announced on Thursday that it has given up its earlier-stated intention to revert to 16 seeds in 2019.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum 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 Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Man City 1-2 Barcelona: Former Liverpool star dents Blues’ Champions League hopes

first_img Barcelona striker Luis Suarez celebrates his second goal against Manchester City Manchester City suffered a blow to their Champions League hopes as Luis Suarez’s first-half brace earned Barcelona a 2-1 victory in a breathless last-16 first leg at the Etihad Stadium.The former Liverpool star got his revenge for City’s Premier League title win last season with a fine double, as the Blues, who finished the game with ten men, were thoroughly exposed at the back in a dreadful first 45 minutes.City did improve after the break, though, and Edin Dzeko should have scored with a close-range header which was saved by Marc-Andre ter Stegen, while Sergio Aguero also fired wide.And the hosts deservedly pulled a goal back through Argentine hitman Aguero, who combined well with David Silva before finding the net with a powerful strike.But their hopes of forcing an equaliser were immediately dented when Gael Clichy was sent off for a second yellow card following a reckless challenge on Dani Alves.City continued to pressure the Catalan giants in the remaining minutes but their efforts weren’t enough to level the scores, while Joe Hart kept the Premier League side in the tie with a brilliant penalty save to deny Lionel Messi.Man City fans were hopeful of claiming a result against the four-time winners following their 5-0 thrashing of Newcastle in the Premier League on Saturday.But Tuesday night’s clash proves they still have a long way to go to compete with the rest of Europe’s top table as they were outclassed in a horror show of a first-half.They were guilty of sloppy passing which allowed Barca to craft ten great chances in the opening 30 minutes of play, with Messi a constant menace and Neymar dazzling with a series of neat flicks and touches which left full-back Pablo Zabaleta for dead on the edge of the box.It was Suarez, though, who put the rampant visitors in front, the Uruguayan taking advantage of a costly error from Vincent Kompany on the edge of the area to fire past Hart with a crisp angled finish.City began to be torn apart at the back as Barcelona bypassed their midfield with ease, and the hosts had goalkeeper Hart to thank when he smothered another effort from Suarez as he broke through one-on-one after some outrageous skill from Messi.The former Redman wasn’t to be denied again moments later, however, as he doubled his and his side’s tally from close-range to cap off a wonderful team move involving Messi and Jordi Alba.Barca would have had a third on the stroke of half-time if it weren’t for the woodwork, as Dani Alves beat the onrushing Hart with a cheeky chip but the Brazilian was foiled by the crossbar.City ended the half strongly, with Nasri testing Ter Stegen for the first time with a curling shot, and Dzeko wasted a great chance to pull one back straight after the re-start when he powered a free header straight at the German shot-stopper from six yards.Aguero then showed some power to shrug off his markers and send Ter Stegen flying across his goal, but the striker’s effort sailed just beyond his far post.But the City star was on target to lift his side with 20 minutes to play, giving the Premier League champions a European lifeline with a smashing finish after an inspired backheel flick from Silva on the edge of the area.The Etihad faithful were on the edge of their seats in anticipation for what seemed to be an impending equaliser, but their hopes were shattered when Clichy was given his marching orders just minutes later.Messi looked to have sealed it with a neat chipped finish over Hart in the closing stages, only for the Argentine superstar to be flagged offside, and he later kicked the turf in frustration when, in a frantic finale, he saw a spot kick – after he was needlessly brought down by Zabaleta – well saved by Hart.And the England number one’s heroics may prove vital in City’s chase at the Nou Camp, as they look to progress from the last 16 for the first time.Elsewhere, Juventus defeated Borussia Dortmund 2-1 in Italy.Goals from Carlos Tevez and Alvaro Morata sandwiched Marco Reus’ equaliser for the Bundesliga side. 1last_img read more

Podcast: Sportsday on talkSPORT 2, July 15

first_imgThis Friday morning on Sportsday we look ahead to Day Two of the 145th Open Championship at Troon.There’s also the latest ahead of the second day’s play at Lord’s between England and Pakistan and reaction following Chris Froome having to run part of Stage 12 in the Tour de France.We also react to Antonio Conte’s first press conference as Chelsea manager and Hull FC’s 36-12 derby win over Hull KR in Super League.All brought to you by Will Gavin and the team.last_img

ON YOUR MARKS FOR THE MARTELLO ADVENTURE EVENT

first_imgThe village of Maghery west of Dungloe Town, once famous for its king, will be the headquarters for a new adventure event on Saturday 30th July.The Mary from Dungloe International Festival in partnership with the Dungloe GAA Club have this year introduced an adventure challenge as part of the programme.Sponsored by well-known Dungloe solicitor Paddy Sweeney, the Martello Adventure Event will provide a physical and mental challenge for all abilities of athletes. It will be run over some of the most scenic areas in west Donegal taking in along the route Clendra Hill (famous for the Mass Rock) Traigh Eanach Bay, Meenacross, Falmore, Crohey Head and Maghery.This fun event is open to all and will include age categories for men and women and is also open to teams of two or three participants to get together for the challenge.The event which includes in this order a 5 k run, 20 k cycle and a 350 meter water based challenge on Maghery beach will cater for swimmers and non swimmers.Speaking at the press launch for the event main sponsor Paddy Sweeney, solicitor said that he was delighted to support this innovative physical challenge. He said that the country has seen a huge growth in adventure events which challenge the body and the mind and that it was great to see the growth of an event in the Rosses area.He hoped that this event would add significantly to the programme of events being planned for the Mary from Dungloe Festival.In addition to the category prizes each finisher will also receive a specially designed medal and be provided with post event refreshments.Registration will take place on the day from 2pm however pre registration can also be completed on the Run Ireland website.Ends ON YOUR MARKS FOR THE MARTELLO ADVENTURE EVENT was last modified: July 7th, 2011 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:Martello Adventure EventMary From Dungloelast_img read more

GOLF NEWS: VIVIENNE BANNON WINS THE CLONMANY FESTIVAL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN

first_imgSat 9 Aug 2014 Carndonagh Football Classic.1. J Keenan, P O’Donnell, E McHugh, R Bell. 93 pts.2. Paddy Logue, Edmond Doherty, Alan Gracie, Paddy Harkin. 92 pts. 3. Ben Collins, Scott McElhinney, Oisin McGonigle, Kyle Harkin. 91 pts.4. Paul McLaughlin, Michael McLaughlin, Seamus McLaughlin, Robin O’Doherty. 90 pts.5. Denis Clancy, John Friel, Christy Friel, Patsy Devlin. 88 pts.6. Sean McCormick, Aiden Bennett, Mark Taylor, Donna Bennett. 88 pts. 7. Paul Farren, Denis McElhinney, Patrick Farren, Michael Deeney. 88 pts.8. Tony O’Brien, Brian McElhinney, Kevin McCarron, Liam Doherty. 88 pts.Pressure Ball Team: Declan Catteison, Declan Devine, Martin Corry, Francis McGrenaghan. 34 pts.Ladies Team: Noeleen Gordon, Bernie McCarron, Brege Boyle, Breige Doherty 86.Longest Drive Gents: Ryan McLaughlin. Longest Drive Ladies: Jackie Doherty.Nearest the Pin: Cathy McGeoghegan. 30”.Fri 8 Aug 2014 Members Scramble1. D Mc Laughlin, J Gill, T O’Doherty, J Mulhall 24. 2. P Logue, R Logue, P Quigley, G Daly 24.3. M O’Mahoney, B Boyle, J McDermott, K McKeague. 24Clonmany Festival Cup 6th & 7th August 2014Ladies1. Vivienne Bannon (21) 39pts2. Theresa McLaughlin (20) 38ptsGross: Donna Bennett (13) 20gross3. Marie Gough (18) 36ptsB/9 Caoimhe Glover (36) 22ptsBest Day: Cathy McGeoghegan (17) 35ptsLady Visitor: Kathleen McKenna (36) 34ptsGents1. Paul Cox (15) 42pts2. Seamus Doherty (5) 42pts3. Gerry Reddin (11) 40pts4. Paul McLaughlin M (14) 40ptsGross: Brendan Devlin (2) 36ptsBest Day: Kevin Downey B (9) 39ptsB/9 Donal Carey (22) 21ptsVisitor: Tim Carthy (9) 38ptsTuesday 5th August Ladies & Gents Open.Ladies1. Cathy McGeoghegan (17) 33 pts.2. Therese Kennedy (10) 32 pts.Gross: Margaret Doherty (o) (10) 22 gross.3. Roisin Rooney (17) 32 pts.F/9: Breda McGuinness (16) 17 pts.B/9: Gertie Monagle (28) 15 pts.Gents1. Paul Rafferty (9) 37 pts.2. Tim Creedon (11) 34 pts.Gross: Alan Doherty (o) (3) 28 gross.3. Niall Dunn (13) 33 pts.F/9: Brian Ferry (10) 18 pts.B/9: Blaine Nugent (11) 17 pts.Forthcoming FixturesFriday Scramble every Friday Evening from 5 pm.Sat 16 Aug 2014 President’s Day – Mr Pascal Harper.Sun 17 Aug 2014 Guinness Anniversary Open on Glashedy.Tues 19Aug 2014 Lady Captain’s Day – Mrs Cathy McGeoghegan Day 1 (Draw Sheet)Sat 23Aug 2014 Lady Captain’s Day – Mrs Cathy McGeoghegan Day 2. (Draw Sheet)(Draw for Lady Captain’s Day to be made on Thurs 16 Aug 2014.)Tues 26 Aug 2014 Ladies & Gents Open – on The Old Links.GOLF NEWS: VIVIENNE BANNON WINS THE CLONMANY FESTIVAL CUP AT BALLYLIFFIN was last modified: August 11th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BallyliffingolfNoticesSportlast_img read more

West Ham midfielder joins Fiorentina on loan with option to buy

first_img REVEALED 1 revealed Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT targets BIG PRESENTS UP TOP Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won sad day gameday cracker REVEALED ANALYSIS Latest West Ham News Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade The 22-year-old has been displaced at West Ham after they signed Jack Wilshere and Carlos Sanchez this summer.He made just 16 appearances in an injury-hit season at the London Stadium in 2017/18 after originally joining from FC Sion in 2016.center_img Alternative Premier League table based on expected goals – lucky Spurs? smart causal possible standings Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Tributes to ‘complete gentleman’ Martin Peters following England legend’s death The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 What every Premier League club’s fans dream of this Christmas West Ham midfielder Edimilson Fernandes has joined Fiorentina on loan.The Swiss international has joined for the 2018/19 campaign, though the Italians reportedly have an option to make his move permanent, should they choose to. How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Fernandes cost West Ham £5m Fiorentina finished eighth in Serie A last season and have signed Fernandes as they look to build on that position.His ‘option to buy clause’ is understood to be in the region of £7m.last_img read more

FIFA 19 ratings revealed – 100 – 81, including Man City and Liverpool aces

first_img England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won 5 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions The popular game gives fans plenty to do in between real-life matches and allows us to take our favourite teams to the summit of football.With players emerging and declining fairly rapidly in the modern era, FIFA’s updates to player ratings are always eagerly anticipated, so there has been plenty of buzz surrounding the release of their latests ‘Top 100’ player list.So far, EA Sports have only released the players who are 100-81 on breakdown, but who have made it?Click the right arrow above to find out… 5 REVEALED He’s seen minimal gains across the board but a huge 14-point jump on his defensive rating. Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade REVEALED The new football season may have only just started but FIFA 19 are already revealing their top 100 ratings.Set for release on September 28, it’s set to get players all across the globe talking. Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move BEST OF 100. Kostas Manolas (Roma) – 85 – CB99. Riyad Mahrez (Manchester City) – 85 – RW98. Zlatan Ibrahimovic (LA Galaxy) – 85 – ST97. Raheem Sterling (Manchester City) – 85 – RW ADVICE Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade RANKED Latest Football News 86. Alisson (Liverpool) – 85 – GK85. David Alaba (Bayern Munich) – 85 – LB84. Fabinho (Liverpool) – 85 – CDM83. Arturo Vidal (Barcelona) – 85 – CDM82. Virgil Van Dijk (Liverpool) – 85 – CB81. Diego Costa (Atletico Madrid) – 85 – ST Every Championship club’s best signing of the decade, including Taarabt and Dack Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Having retain most of his key attributes from last season’s 86-rated card, Costa has also improved his defensive and physicality ratings but dropped to an 85 rating overall. 5 no dice Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card FIFA 19 are starting their top 100 countdown and this quartet have all made it in, although they may argue with their ratings. 96. Blaise Matuidi (Juventus) – 85 – CDM95. Marco Asensio (Real Madrid) – 85 – LW94. Sergej Milinkovic-Savic (Lazio) – 85 – CM93. Joshua Kimmich (Bayern Munich) – 85 – RB92. Edin Dzeko (Roma) – 85 – ST He may have had an upgrade for FIFA 19 but it’s his shooting which has got people talking. Sterling has seen the 74 rating from his 84 rated card last year drop to 73, despite scoring 18 goals last season… 5 impact silverware 91. Koke (Atletico Madrid) – 85 – LM90. Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) – 85 – LM89. Filipe Luis (Atletico Madrid) – 85 – LB88. Vincent Kompany (Manchester City) – 85 – CB87. Arjen Robben (Bayern Munich) – 85 – RM 5 MONEY Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury huge blow Another player who has got tongues wagging, the Dutchman’s pace has dropped from 86 to 79, while his overall rating has dropped down from 88 last term. last_img read more

Families host Katrina evacuees

first_img The council also honored Herman Berman, founder of the Bagel Brigade, for his program’s efforts to feed the needy. Meanwhile, the Sherman Oaks’ Neighborhood Council awarded its “Sherman Oaks Spotlight” awards for volunteer service, including Hurricane Katrina aid. The council honored the Los Angeles Fire Department’s Sherman Oaks-based special rescue teams – urban search and rescue, swift-water rescue and heavy equipment – all of which recently returned from Gulf Coast missions. “These Sherman Oaks-based teams did not hesitate to participate in the recent hurricane disaster, under unusually difficult conditions, and at great personal risk, once again showing their courage, honor and valor,” said Jill Banks Barad, council chair. San Fernando Valley residents and organizations are continuing to reach out to victims of Hurricane Katrina. Sherman Oaks’ Notre Dame High School welcomed six teenagers displaced from its New Orleans sister school, Holy Cross, and one from Dominican High School in New Orleans. The seven students, all seniors, are being housed with families of Notre Dame students. The school provided airfare, tuition and books to help them finish their final year in high school. Host families include the Violas of Sherman Oaks hosting Ian and Heather Bozant; the Ribeiros hosting Marcus Stewart; the Timberlakes hosting Daniel Bonilla; the Bikows hosting Arthur Booker; the Krakowskis hosting William Weaver; and the Homsy family hosting Randy Wood. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Weekcenter_img Burbank’s 9-year-old Joon Hyong King has landed a $100 third-place award in the National Rifle Association’s 2005 Youth Wildlife Art Contest. King’s painting of ring-necked pheasants was among more than 800 entries submitted from around the United States for the contest, which is divided into four categories based on school grade. To see the winning artwork, go to www.nrahq.org/youth/wildlife.asp. The Alliance for the Arts, the nonprofit fundraising arm of the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, awarded $200,000 in grants to three dozen local arts groups. Grants are awarded to groups that perform at the plaza each year. They ranged from $500 to the Agoura Hills Youth Ballet Theater to $25,000 each to the New West Symphony and Performances to Grow On. “We are extremely proud that we were able to provide these important funds to these outstanding arts groups,” said Patricia Jones, president and executive director of the alliance. Grant applications are available at civicartsplaza.com Submit Community Column items via e-mail to dnmetro@dailynews.com; fax to (818) 713-0058; or mail to P.O. Box 4200, Woodland Hills, CA 81365. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

TOMÁS Ó SÉ – “MCGUINNESS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH O’DWYER, HEFFERNAN AND CODY

first_imgTomás Ó Sé reckons Jim McGuinness is one of the greatest coaches to ever grace the GAA.Former Kerry star Tomás Ó Sé reckons Jim McGuinness is right up there amongst the best GAA coaches to ever grace the game. Ó Sé believes McGuinness’s achievements deserve to place him among GAA managerial greats like Mick O’Dwyer, Kevin Heffernan and Brian Cody.McGuinness overseen the most successful period in Donegal GAA history, by landing three Ulster titles and one All-Ireland, before almost adding a second last month against Kerry. McGuinness departed from his role as manager to spend more time with his family and to also concentrate on his job as a Sports Psychologist with Celtic FC.However, Ó Sé believes the departure of McGuinness from the Donegal job is a huge loss to the GAA and believes people don’t fully appreciate how big a loss he is to the GAA.In his column O Sé penned, “He was never a typical GAA manager in my eyes. When you think of what he did for Donegal, how he challenged conventional thinking – and did so in a far more profound way than either Tyrone or Armagh did with their All-Ireland wins – you can’t help but think he will be missed.“Think of Donegal before McGuinness. In Kerry, we always looked on them as a team that might give you a contrary game in the League when the pitches were heavy, but would never really cross our radar come Championship. “Well, McGuinness broke that stigma. He saw something in the players and believed in his ability to harness it into something special. He had a vision, and football never encountered anything like that vision in its history.Ó Sé also believes it’s time for leaders to emerge in the Donegal squad in the wake of McGuinness’s departure, he feels they need to buy in to the ideas of the next man.Ó Sé said, “But now is the time the leaders in that Donegal team need to step forward, they need to buy into the ideas of the next man. You won’t get another Jim McGuinness. That would be impossible.He changed everything. He rewrote the book on Gaelic football. And our loss is Celtic’s gain, no question. The man is fearless. He took on the big boys and won. TOMÁS Ó SÉ – “MCGUINNESS IS RIGHT UP THERE WITH O’DWYER, HEFFERNAN AND CODY was last modified: October 10th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare 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:donegalGAAGreatsHome-page SportJim McGuinnessKerryMangementnewsTomás Ó Sélast_img read more

Report: Kings coach Luke Walton being sued for alleged sexual assault

first_imgBy Jason Anderson | The Sacramento BeeNew Sacramento Kings coach Luke Walton is accused of sexually assaulting a female sports reporter in Southern California before he was the Los Angeles Lakers head coach while he was a Golden State Warriors assistant coach, according to multiple reports Monday night.No record of the lawsuit could be found Monday night.TMZ reported Kelli Tennant, a former Spectrum SportsNet television host in Los Angeles, filed a lawsuit Monday alleging Walton, then Golden …last_img read more