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Coric upsets Federer, faces Djokovic in Shanghai final

first_imgMOST READ LATEST STORIES Djokovic played his 1,000th career match against Zverev, and holds an impressive 827-173 win-loss record.“I wouldn’t be so dedicated to this sport if I didn’t believe that I can achieve great heights,” Djokovic said. “But you always have to kind of pinch yourself, particularly at this stage of my career, and be grateful, because I have had an awesome career so far.”He is on a 17-match winning streak and is 26-1 in matches played since the start of Wimbledon.A win on Sunday would deliver a fourth title of the season to Djokovic, beside Wimbledon and the U.S. Open.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college “It was one of the best matches of my life,” Coric said.Coric said neck pain almost caused him to skip playing in Shanghai.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 Chriss“Today, really, I just came on the court with absolutely no pressure. I basically didn’t care, and that’s why I played so good.”The Croatian gave himself a third career shot at Djokovic. In their previous meetings, Coric failed to take a set off of Djokovic. Federer was asked several times on Saturday about his schedule for the remainder of the year, as well as for next year. He said he couldn’t offer any specifics but did offer a guarantee regarding 2019.“I wish I could tell you all these answers, but I really don’t know. But I will play tennis next year, yes,” he said.Coric, who is 2-2 against Federer, also beat the 20-time Grand Slam champion in their last outing at Halle in June.“Against that kind of player, you need something to hold on to,” he said. “I was holding on to that thought that I beat him the last time.”Djokovic’s win over Zverev and Federer’s demise guaranteed Djokovic will move up from No. 3 to No. 2 in the world rankings on Monday, which has him swapping positions with Federer, but still trailing Rafael Nadal.Djokovic’s serve has not been broken this week in 37 service games. He never offered Zverev a break point opportunity, and broke the German’s serve on four of six offerings.By the time Zverev was 6-2, 3-1 down, his emotions got the better of him after he hit a routine backhand into the net. He banged his racket on the court, then gave it another swipe before tossing the mangled implement into the crowd.Djokovic posted only nine unforced errors to 24 for Zverev.“I did everything I intended to do on my end,” Djokovic said. “It’s all working and it’s been a couple of perfect matches.”Djokovic is targeting his 72nd career title here on Sunday. He has won all three of his previous finals in Shanghai. Borna Coric of Croatia celebrates after winning his men’s singles semifinals match against Roger Federer of Switzerland in the Shanghai Masters tennis tournament at Qizhong Forest Sports City Tennis Center in Shanghai, China, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018 (AP Photo/Andy Wong)SHANGHAI — Borna Coric upset defending champion Roger Federer to face Novak Djokovic in the Shanghai Masters final on Sunday.Coric earned passage to the final by taking down the top-seeded Federer 6-4, 6-4 in the semifinals on Saturday.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal View commentscenter_img Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew The soon-to-be-No. 2-ranked Djokovic booked a final appointment after crushing No. 5 Alexander Zverev 6-2, 6-1.Coric finished off Federer in style with the final two points an ace and a sizzling forehand crosscourt winner.Coric didn’t offer Federer a break point opportunity, while managing to break Federer’s serve in the opening game of both sets. In all, Federer presented Coric with seven beak point possibilities.“He had more punch on the ball. He served better,” Federer said. “I got off to a bad start in both sets. That combination is plenty here in Shanghai with fast conditions.”Federer has won three titles this year – the Australian Open, Rotterdam, Stuttgart – but all of them were earned before the start of Wimbledon in July.ADVERTISEMENT 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 Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Lesson learned: La Salle bounces back big time vs Adamson Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

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Nominees under consideration –Teixeira

first_imgBY SHEMUEL FANFAIRAs the delay in the establishment of the Local Government Commission (LGC) continues, the nominees fromPPP Chief Whip Gail Teixeiraboth Government and the Opposition are yet to be announced. In an interview with Guyana Times on Tuesday, People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Member of Parliament (MP) Gail Teixeira stated that the Opposition’s nominees are still being considered.“We haven’t concluded our names as yet, we are finalising [them],” she noted. The PPP/C Chief Whip expressed that in a “relatively short while” the names will be confirmed and submitted to the Commission.When asked about the justifications for the delay, the MP reiterated that her Party could not trace the letter which would have informed Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo on the submission of PPP/C’s nominees.“The letter which was said to have been sent, we could not trace it, we had to ask back the Minister for it and we got it last week, so we are working on it,” Teixeira expressed.Communities Minister Ronald Bulkan concurred being aware of the Opposition’s complaints that the “original correspondence” had been misplaced and noted that he is still waiting on the Opposition to submit their names for the LGC.When asked about the names of Government’s selected nominees for the Commission, the Communities Minister posited that one collective announcement will be made as soon as the Opposition Leader submits his names for the Commission.Government had promised that the Commission would be functioning from early 2016, but after months of delays and reiterated calls for the body’s establishment, Bulkan stated this month that the LGC will be operationalised by early July. Among its objectives, the Commission will be tasked with monitoring and assessing the performance of the local government organs, administering disciplinary action, and implementing policies such as tax collection. Minister Bulkan will no longer issue directives on local government matters, such as employment but rather, this will fall under the preview of the Local Government Commission.Bulkan had told Guyana Times that nominees for Government’s side would have been known by last week Wednesday but he pointed out that he had not heard word from the Opposition on their nominees for LGC posts.“We have not received a response from him (the Opposition Leader) as yet,” Bulkan told this publication last week.In response, Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo told this newspaper that he suspected that the PPP/C nominees would have been chosen by Friday last. Chief Whip Gail Teixeira had earlier this month contended that although Minister Bulkan was “constantly reminded”, the Opposition Leader had not received a formal letter.“The Minister of Communities has to trigger the action to write the Leader of the Opposition to say according to section so and so of the Act… I’ve raised this matter over and over again,” Teixeira had explained in Party press conference.At that time, she noted that three sittings had passed but there were no moves on the matter. Guyana’s Local Government Elections were held in March.last_img read more

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Morrison officially selected to Canadian Olympic Team on Wednesday

first_imgCALGARY, AB. – Denny Morrison was selected to the Canadian Olympic Speedskating Team in Calgary on WednesdayMorrison will be representing Canada at the Olympics for the fourth time in his speedskating career. This despite being involved in a horrific motorcycle accident in 2015 and suffering a stroke the following year.The Fort St. John native will compete in the 1,500-metre event after finishing second on Saturday in the Long Track Team Selection’s race with a time of 1:44:13. The standard participants had to meet to qualify was 1:44:14, Morrison had already beat the mark in competition in late 2017. He will also be competing in the team pursuit.- Advertisement -“I crossed the line and I knew I did what I had to do, but I knew I could have had an even better race,” said Morrison. “I didn’t feel exhausted like I normally do in my best races. I feel like I’m capable of the results that I was capable of before all of what I lived through. I feel like I’m back! It leaves me inspired to do even more. I’ve been setting realistic goals for myself and now, a realistic goal is a podium in South Korea.”The 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang begin February 9th and run until February 25th.The Canadian Team selection video can be viewed below:Advertisementlast_img read more

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Fabregas admits throwing pizza at Sir Alex

first_img0Shares0000Cesc Fabregas reacts in a past game for ChelseaLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 5- Cesc Fabregas has finally confessed he threw pizza at Sir Alex Ferguson during the famous ‘Battle of the Buffet’ at Old Trafford.The Chelsea midfielder had long been suspected as the culprit in 2004 after Manchester United had beaten Arsenal 2-0 to end their 49-game unbeaten Premier League run and he has confessed on Sky One’s A League Of Their Own. On the upcoming episode, host James Corden asks Fabregas: “Tonight, can we finally put the case of the flying pizza to bed once and for all? Were you the culprit that thew the pizza?”“Yes,” replied Fabregas.“All of a sudden, I heard noises (from the tunnel) and I thought what’s happening? So I go out with my slice of pizza and I saw Sol Campbell, Rio Ferdinand, Martin Keown… everyone pushing each other.“I was like, I want to get in but I don’t know how to and I threw… peeew… just threw it. Once I saw it was hitting, like, who it was hitting, which I didn’t mean…”Fabregas confirmed the pizza hit Ferguson in the face and added: “I apologise Sir Alex, really didn’t mean to do that!”The game itself was given extra spice due to Keown’s treatment of Ruud van Nistelrooy in the same fixture a year earlier, after the United striker had missed a penalty.Arsenal were furious at Gary and Phil Neville for ‘kicking’ Jose Antonio Reyes, as well as Van Nistelrooy raking his studs down Ashley Cole’s shin, and Ferdinand bundling over Freddie Ljungberg when clean through on goal.Their sense of injustice grew when Wayne Rooney threw himself over Campbell’s outstretched leg to win a penalty that turned the game in United’s favour.-By Sky Sports–0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Stoke plot shock bid for Manchester United striker

first_img1 Javier Hernandez Stoke City are surprise candidates to sign Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez after talkSPORT told you yesterday he is frustrated at Real Madrid.The Mexican striker is currently on a season-long at Real but the Galacticos are not interested in keeping the forward in any capacity beyond this campaign.Hernandez has started just one La Liga match this season and is well behind first-choice forwards Cristiano Ronaldo, Karim Benzema and Gareth Bale.Before Mark Hughes took over at Stoke it would be almost inconceivable for them to sign a player like Hernandez but, as they proved when they signed Bojan Krkic from Barcelona in the summer, they are now attracting top talents to the Britannia Stadium.The fee for the 26-year-old is set at around £9m and that would be well within Stoke’s summer budget as they are on target for their highest Premier League finish.last_img read more

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DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011

first_imgROONEYThe death has taken place of John Rooney, Kinnakillew, Glencolmcille, Co Donegal, in Birmingham, England. Remains arriving at Knock Airport at 3pm on Wednesday, and will arrive at St Columba’s Church, Cashel, Glencolmcille, at 7pm. Funeral mass on Thursday at 11 am, with burial immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.LINDE The death has taken place of Trautie Linde,Tullyvoofe, Mountcharles, at Letterkenny General Hospital.  Funeral after 10.30am Mass on Wednesday in the Church of Sts.  Joseph and Conal, Bruckless, to the adjoining cemetery.  Enquires to Gallaghers Funeral Directors, Mountcharles, on 074-9735008.McGROARTYThe death has occurred of Liam McGroarty, Coolmore, Rossnowlagh, Co Donegal, at Sligo General Hospital. Remains reposing at the residence of his son, John, Ardeskin, Old Laghey Road, Donegal Town.  Removal from his son’s residence on Thursday at 10.15am for 11am funeral Mass in St. Patrick’s Church, Ballyshannon. Cremation will take place in Mount Jerome Crematorium, Harold’s Cross, Dublin at 3pm.   Family flowers only please. House private on the morning of the funeral.DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2011 was last modified: November 1st, 2011 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:2011DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES FOR TUESDAYNOVEMBER 1last_img read more

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Discussion on CSUN plan set for today

first_img Kerry Cavanaugh, (818) 713-3746 kerry.cavanaugh@dailynews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! To accommodate 10,000 additional students at California State University, Northridge, over the next 30 years, the school will have to build more housing, classrooms, a transit center and thousands of parking spaces, according to a draft environmental review. The 30-year master plan, called Envision 2035, outlines the school’s massive construction effort and the potential impacts on the surrounding community, which include more traffic and less open space on campus. CSUN officials will take public comments tonight at a meeting in the Oviatt Library. They expect to finish the thick report in January and take it to the board of trustees in March. “They’re not going to build any more CSU campuses in the future, so all campuses have to take their role in enrollment growth,” said Colin Donahue, director of facilities, planning, design and construction at CSUN. “We wanted to take a look at the growth of the campus from student enrollment and the building needed to accommodate that.” AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals As enrollment grows to 35,000 students, congestion around the university will be impacted the most, according to the report. More than 30 intersections will be affected, and several neighborhood streets will see more traffic. Even with increased public transportation, students will generate roughly 75,000 vehicle trips a day – or nearly 17,000 more trips than now. The school will need up to 4,000 new parking spaces, or two new parking garages. In addition, the 353-acre campus will experience a construction boom, with nearly 2 million new square feet of space, including a science building with research labs, a student housing complex and a 1,600-seat performing arts center. The nearly $900,000 master plan will replace the 1998 plan that was designed to help the school recover from the 1994 Northridge Earthquake. For more information about the plan, log on to the Web site at www.csun.edu/envision2035. The public hearing will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. in the Oviatt Library presentation room. Those attending should park in structure B5 off Darby Avenue and download and print a copy of the official meeting notice to use as a campus parking pass. last_img read more

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Speeding driver caught doing 125kph near Milford town

first_imgGardai caught a motorist travelling 45kph over the speed limit outside Milford this week.The car was clocked by speed detection devices travelling at 125kph near the town centre. The driver is set to face a Fixed Charge Penalty Notices (FCPN) for the driving offence.Officers with the road policing unit have appealed to drivers to slow down. Image: @GardaTrafficSpeeding driver caught doing 125kph near Milford town was last modified: April 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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

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McConalogue urges government to find solution to save Parentstop

first_imgA long-term solution to ensure the survival of the vital supports and services provided by Parentstop, must be found by the government as a matter of urgency, according to Fianna Fáil TD for Donegal, Charlie McConalogue.Speaking ahead of a planned meeting tomorrow, the Donegal TD said it is vital that funding can be found as a matter of urgency to ensure the continuation of the free and confidential support service for parents.He said: “Parentstop has offices in Letterkenny, Carndonagh, Downings and Donegal Town and has supported hundreds of families across the county. “There was a great deal of shock when they announced that they will have to close at the end of the year due to lack of funding and it is important that a solution can be found to prevent this happening”.The Fianna Fáil TD said there is a unanimous agreement across Donegal on the importance of the service and insisted the government must step up to the plate now and help save it.H said: “I know there is an important meeting planned tomorrow and that will give the government the perfect opportunity to show its real commitment to saving Parentstop and keeping it operational in Donegal.“At this stage, there is no time for more lip-service from the government. This meeting will provide them with a perfect opportunity to show they are behind the service. “They need to find the relatively small amount of funding necessary to keep Parentstop going, not just in the short-term, but as an ongoing resource for the county.” McConalogue urges government to find solution to save Parentstop was last modified: November 25th, 2019 by Chris McNultyShare 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:Charlie McConaloguefianna failParentstoplast_img read more

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Nets may now be front-runners to sign Kevin Durant

first_imgThe latest turn in the Kevin Durant free-agent sweepstakes has the Warriors star headed directly toward the Brooklyn Nets.According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Nets are now more hopeful than ever they’ll be able to convince both Durant and Celtics All-Star guard Kyrie Irving to sign with Brooklyn after free agency starts on June 30.On ESPN’s The Jump, @WindhorstESPN says the Nets are “gaining confidence” that they’ll sign Kevin Durant.Kendrick Perkins says the Nets are the …last_img read more

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