Lopez celebrates double Queen’s Club triumph

first_imgEmbed from Getty ImagesSo in the end, it was all about the triumph of experience over youth, as the thirty somethings prevailed at the business end of the Fever-Tree Championships at Queen’s.A week that contained so much breathless excitement about newcomers to the stage ended with the canny warhorses holding court and seizing the prizes.Feliciano Lopez achieved a superb singles and doubles triumph, which even he thought beyond him at 37. But he breezed through a punishing schedule – not helped by Tuesday’s total washout and a curtailed programme on Wednesday – to claim two trophies in an afternoon.First he overcame Frenchman Gilles Simon – only three years his junior – after an absorbing three setter, taking the decider 7-2 on a tie-break after being pegged back in a second set tie-breaker.He had won the first set 6-2, but Simon was not about to go quietly, having himself enjoyed a thrilling week in which the exuberance and supposed superior stamina of younger players was finally shown to be a misleading fallacy.Embed from Getty ImagesThen the Spaniard got on with the job of ensuring Andy Murray’s joyous comeback following radical hip surgery ended in silverware for the Scot – the pair prevailing 7-6 (8-6), 5-7, 10-5 against Rajeev Ram of the USA and Brit Joe Salisbury.Poor Salisbury. On any other occasion he would have had the centre court crowd cheering his every point. Here, they just wanted to see Murray succeed, and to witness proof that the hero of Wimbledons past is truly pain-free and capable of being competitive once more.Already there is talk of a possible return to the frontline of singles action in the US Open in August – the venue where Murray claimed the first of his three career Grand Slams, in 2012.It has been the theme of modern tennis – the career longevity of the very best players, and in particular the dominant group of Nadal, Djokovic and Federer. Age does not wither them.But both Lopez and Simon proved that even those below the upper echelons of the game have much to teach the pretenders.Nowhere was that more in evidence than in Saturday’s semi-finals day.The week had been dominated by the brilliance of 18-year-old Felix Auger-Aliassime, who has burst onto the scene to rise into the top 20 rankings after reaching three ATP finals.In despatching Grigor Dimitrov and Nick Kyrgios in one afternoon, he underlined his incredible talent and temperament, especially when it came to facing break-points and dealing with moddy, distracting opponents like the Aussie Kyrgios.But Lopez found a way of unsettling him. The Spaniard’s superior know-how, especially on grass, enabled him to mix it up and offer problems and pressures the young Canadian had not faced before.Slowly but surely, his game unravelled and the accuracy and concentration which had underpinned a valiant campaign deserted him. He will come good in the long run. That much seems certain. But for now, there are still some very clever operators he has to learn from.For Lopez, it was a second Queen’s title following his win against Marin Cilic two summers ago.And what of Simon? He was more than a footnote. He saw off another of the younger guns in his semi-final, the 23-year-old Russian Daniil Medvedev, in another long match – prolonged because both players were welded to the baseline and engaged in one exhausting rally after another. One of them lasted 49 shots in a contest which went on for more than two and a half hours.But that was nothing compared to the previous round for Simon, when he took part in the longest singles match recorded at Queen’s against compatriot Nicolas Mahut. Their three setter went on for three hours and 21 minutes.Mahut, like Lopez, is 37. This current breed of elite tennis player clearly doesn’t run out of energy – or skills – when entering the supposed twilight of a career. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookby Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksRecommended for youAspireAbove.comRemember Pauley Perrette? Try Not To Smile When You See Her NowAspireAbove.comUndoLifestly.com25 Celebs You Didn’t Realize Are Gay – No. 8 Will Surprise WomenLifestly.comUndoUsed Cars | Search AdsUsed Cars in Tuen Mun Might Be Cheaper Than You ThinkUsed Cars | Search AdsUndoTopCars15 Ugliest Cars Ever MadeTopCarsUndoFood World Magazine15 Fruits that Burn Fat Like CrazyFood World MagazineUndoezzin.com20 Breathtaking Places to See Before You Dieezzin.comUndoHappyTricks.comHer House Always Smells Amazing – Try her Unique Trick!HappyTricks.comUndoDrhealth35 Foods That Should Never Be Placed in the RefrigeratorDrhealthUndolast_img read more

Still undefeated: Fortuna takes care of Dougherty, claims Logger Classic

first_imgDrew Gillette erupted for 26 points including seven 3-pointers, the Willis brothers combined for 35 points and the still undefeated Fortuna Huskies disposed of the Dougherty Valley Wildcats 84-69 in the championship round of the Logger Classic, Saturday afternoon at Jay Willard Gymnasium.“It’s been a dream start to the season for us,” Fortuna head coach Tony Miles said. “I’m happy with the win today, I thought we did a good job of beating their press.”Dougherty’s full-court press had been the …last_img read more

Ohio Ag Weather and Forecast – December 12, 2019

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Still chilly today, but we see a little bit of temperature moderation for tomorrow and early Saturday. Generally, we still see higher precipitation threats for the weekend and early next week, as moisture seems to want to focus more on Ohio than the rest of the eastern corn belt.Today we see at least partly sunny skies, but we stay chilly. Tomorrow, with a mix of clouds and sun, we cant rule out scattered late afternoon rain showers trying to develop near the Ohio river. However, most of the action stays south into KY and WV.Saturday looks to be our most active day of weather, with moisture overspreading the entire state. Temps look like they will be cold enough to make most of the action come as snow. Right now we will throw out a projection of 1″-5″ with coverage at 75% of Ohio. However, there is a chance that a little of that may come as rain, especially farther south. Any rain will take snow potential away. The moisture sticks around most of the day. The map at right shows weekend precipitation potential, in liquid equivalent form.Sunday should feature a mix of clouds and sun, but we get colder air back in over the region. On Monday we have to allow for some scattered rain or snow shower action early in the morning down near the Ohio River again, but the rest of the state misses that action. Sun will be replaced by increasing clouds through Monday with a chance of minor snow showers or flurries developing in afternoon and evening hours. Coverage will be limited to 40%, and totals are not impressive. Tuesday, we see morning snow showers bringing a fresh coating to 2 inches to 80% of Ohio, but by afternoon sunshine is back.Sunshine finishes the rest of the 10 day forecast window for Wednesday through Saturday. WE will stay chilly the first two days, but expect significant warming for next Friday and Saturday. Models are in stark disagreement over temps for the extended 11-16 day forecast window, with one saying well above normal and the other saying more well below normal air is coming. The disagreement is impressive, and means that we are going to continue to watch closely over the next 2-3 days for signs, but think that a normal to slightly below normal bias should be expected for the week of Christmas at this time.last_img read more

a month agoWATCH: Valencia fans protest against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy

first_imgWATCH: Valencia fans protest against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthyby Carlos Volcanoa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveValencia fans have protested against owner Peter Lim and president Anil Murthy.Supporters arrived at Sunday’s game with Leganes at Mestalla with various banners and placards protesting against the ownership of the club.Lim has come under fire for the sacking of Marcelino due to the Spanish coach’s impressive achievements during his time with Los Che.”Anil stay away from Mestalla,” chanted the Valencia fans.”Peter go away now,” was another song.Varios centenares de aficionados protestan en la puerta de Mestalla contra Lim y Murthy. Debo decir que pensaba que habría más gente. pic.twitter.com/RSYnp91QEe— Nacho Sanchis (@sanchis14) September 22, 2019 About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Texans Arian Foster Gives Up Meat For Peace

Houston running back Arian Foster has made a lifestyle change that he hopes promotes better health and tranquility. He’s given up meats.“Officially a vegan now. We’ll see how this goes. But week one down. So far, so good. Feels wonderful,” the 6-foot-1, 229-pound running back said of giving up any form of animal products.News of Foster’s diet decision caused a social media uproar.“People feel so strong about meat and milk. I wish they felt this strong about peace,” the two-time Pro Bowler wrote shortly after his original tweet.“I don’t think there is any better place for a new vegan to gain notoriety than Texas, the only state that shows up twice on the list of America’s most obese cities,” said Cameron Patton, a writer for OneGreenPlanet.Org “People are already converting their diets in the wake of Foster’s decision, tweeting comments that thank him for the push. (Comments like) ‘Arian, you have inspired me to go vegan; I hope I can do it. Gotta try to be healthier.’“Believe it or not, Arian is not the first NFL player from a Texas team to go vegan. Tony Fiammetta, who plays for the Dallas Cowboys is 6 feet tall and 242 pounds is also fueled by a plant-powered diet.”Since taking hold of the Texans’ starting job in 2010, Foster has run for 2,840 yards on 605 carries and caught 119 passes for 1,221 yards. Undrafted out of Tennessee four years ago, he signed a five-year, $43.5 million contract with Houston in March. read more

In form Bale gives Zidane a selection headache

first_imgReal Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has admitted that Gareth Bale’s recent upturn in form has given him a selection “headache” ahead of their Champions League final against LiverpoolThe Welsh winger has been in inspired form lately and scored two goals in a Man-of-the-Match performance in Real’s 6-0 thrashing of the lowly Celta Vigo in their final home game of the season.Bale has scored four goals in his past four games and Zidane admitted that it could end up being a good problem for him.“Bale in form? It’s better having everyone plugged in like this,” said the French coach, according to Football-Espana.Sergio Ramos, Real MadridZidane 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.“After that, it’s clear that I’ll have a headache when picking my team for the Final. He did very well in everything and showed it.“I’m happy for him, but the important thing is that we’ve all arrived in optimal form for Kiev.“We had a great game and it was important we did. We played with real sincerity, scoring six goals and playing lots of football.Bale has scored 15 goals and provided 2 assists for Real in his 27 appearances in La Liga this season with six of those coming from the bench.last_img read more

Review Huddersfield – Chelsea

first_imgN’Golo Kante, Jorginho (pen.) and Pedro scored the three goals for Chelsea in their 3-0 win at Huddersfield in Maurizio Sarri’s first Premier League game.Huddersfield – Chelsea starting lineupsHuddersfield: Hamer, Zanka, Schindler, Kongolo, Hadergjonaj, Lowe, Hogg, Billing, Mooy, Pritchard, Mounie Chelsea: Arrizabalaga, Alonso, D. Luiz, Rudiger, Azpilicueta, Jorginho, Kante, Barkley, Willian, Pedro, MorataHalf of the first period went by without a single serious threat on either side. Chelsea looked far from a team ready to compete for a Champions League spot, while Huddersfield were playing it safe, testing The Blues’ strength. Willian was the only visiting player who was actively seeking to create something. David Wagner’s players weren’t leaving any breathing room, putting pressure deep in Chelsea’s own half. In the 34th minute, the motivated Willian, who was playing on the left side today, made a couple of dribble moves before sending a pacy cross that came to N’Golo Kante. He didn’t catch the ball cleanly on his volley attempt, but nonetheless, he scored.This man! ?#HUDCHE pic.twitter.com/DsNKYkhbJR— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 11, 2018It was an unexpected turn of events for the home team, as the goal came just as they started to gain confidence. In the 38th minute, Huddersfield hit the post following a corner kick. Steve Mounie was the one who got at the end of a redirected ball, but wasn’t lucky enough to put it past Kepa. In the 44th minute, Schindler’s risky sliding challenge inside his own penalty area didn’t pay off. He missed the ball and kicked Marcos Alonso, giving every right to referee Chris Kavanagh to show on the spot. Jorginho took the penalty with utmost confidence, fooling Hamer and giving his new team a 2-0 advantage. That was it for the first half.Calm, cool and collected… ? #HUDCHE pic.twitter.com/WQz45t6pYaReport: Zinedine Zidane could also want N’Golo Kante Tomás Pavel Ibarra Meda – September 12, 2019 Following his policy of signing French players for Real Madrid, it has been reported that Zidane might like N’Golo Kante.As we continue with our…— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 11, 2018Laurent Depoitre, who scored in both games against Chelsea last season, replaced Alex Pritchard at the half. In the 57th minute, Ben Hamer had to stretch in order to save Rudiger’s header after a Chelsea corner kick. Then, on the next corner kick, Marcos Alonso hit the top of the cross bar with an attractive overhead kick. In the 64th minute, Alonso had a free kick from a good position, but his shot was a bit too high. Ruben Loftus-Cheek for Ross Barkley was Maurizio Sarri’s first bench move.Adama Diakhaby for Chris Lowe and Eden Hazard for Willian were the next two substitutions. It didn’t take long for Hazard to make his presence felt. He broke away from three defenders at midfield and spearheaded a 3-on-2 attack which ended with Pedro tipping the ball over Hamer for a 3-0 Chelsea lead.The best way to end a special day. Come on Blues! / Acabando de la mejor manera un día especial ⚽️???3️⃣1️⃣ #CFC #CFCinNice pic.twitter.com/dmooqpOa3s— Pedro Rodríguez (@_Pedro17_) July 28, 2018Right after the goal, Pedro was replaced by Victor Moses. In the 84th minute, Hazard hit the wall on a free kick from about 18 meters out. The result remained the same until the final whistle. It was a very poor performance against a rather average Chelsea side for Wagner’s squad. Terriers fans have every right to be concerned about the team’s PL outlook this season. Meanwhile, Sarri will be delighted with the result in his first game in charge of The Blues.last_img read more

For Jermain Defoe getting tattoos is addictive

first_imgFor more than a decade, the English striker has been a goalscoring machine, but also a creative mind on what he would display on his skinEnglish forward Jermain Defoe is currently playing for AFC Bournemouth since 2017.The English Premier League goalscoring machine had his best years with Tottenham Hotspur and Sunderland.But apart from loving seeing his name on the scoresheet, he loves tattoos.Daniel Fark, Norwich City, Premier LeagueDaniel Farke, From mid-table in the Championship to the Premier League Manuel R. Medina – September 14, 2019 Norwich City manager, Daniel Farke, has taken his team from the middle of the table in the English Championship to play with the big boys in the Premier League.“I’d always wanted a tattoo but I always thought that if I got one it had to mean something. The first one I got was a cross on my hand with some stars, I must have been about 21 or 22,” he told Bournemouth’s official website.“I come from a Christian background and it was off the cuff. I was with my friend in Fulham and we just walked into the shop and my friend was saying that he knew the guy and he was good, he said ‘just get one,’ so I did.”“I think if I’d planned it I wouldn’t have done it because I was a little bit scared, but I got it done and then when he started it was the worst pain because it was on my hand,” he added.“Yeah, everyone said that, once you get one, that’s it. I was like ‘really? I don’t want to be going through this pain again,’ but I remember when he was doing it, and I don’t know if other people feel the same, but I was sitting there wondering what I could get done next, it’s so addictive,” he explained.last_img read more

Solari plays down exit rumours after recent loss

first_imgReal Madrid coach Santi Solari played down questions about his future, following Sunday evening’s 2-0 La Liga defeat at home to Real Sociedad.A coolly-taken penalty by Real striker Willian Jose and a Ruben Pardo’s close-range header condemned Los Blancos to a defeat in front of their home fans.A tally of 30 points from 18 games remains the club’s worst start since 2005-06 season.Asked directly at the post-game news conference whether he felt he deserved to continue in the position — just over two months after he replaced Julen Lopetegui on the Madrid bench — the former Argentina midfielder replied: “We compete to win the next game.”Jose Mourinho, Lionel MessiMourinho: “Lionel Messi made me a better coach” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Jose Mourinho believes the experience of going up against Barcelona superstar Lionel Messi at Real Madrid made him a greater coach.“We compete to win, always compete to win,” the former Madrid player and Castilla youth team coach said via ESPN.“We always fight to win. We never underestimate the competition, never underestimate anybody. The only one who has that luxury is he who has never competed. You can never question our winning character; we showed character today, despite the difficulties. Unforgivable would be to lack that.”“Nothing went right for us today,” he said. “The sensation is that we wanted to make up three points and we didn’t. This is football, we lost concentration at the start of the game which cost us a goal and hurt us.“The same as in Villarreal [2-2 midweek], in professional football you cannot have that. Then we did everything possible to turn the result around, despite the difficulties, possible penalties, or penalties, and the sending off. We made chances but the ball just would not go in.”last_img read more

Sports Hall of Fame gets first inductees all women

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 26 Oct 2015 – There were three inductees for the Turks and Caicos into its first Sports hall of fame on the weekend. The event held at the Gus Lightbourne gym saw the facility transformed with an ambience befitting the slew of winners at the first ever gala. Rita Gardiner, Sonia Bien-Aime and Judith Robinson – all women are the first to be inducted. Another winner on the night was 2015 IAAF World bronze medalist and future Olympian, Delano Williams. Among the officials supporting this spectacular gala on the weekend were Deputy Premier and Minister of Sports, Hon Akierra Missick and Premier Rufus Ewing. Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Delano Williams return home postponed due to weather Team Great Britain’s 4x400m relay team disqualified!! The Nation will stand still to watch the country’s first Olympian Recommended for you Related Items:alierra missick, delano williams, judith robinson, premier rufus ewing, Rita gardiner, Sonia Bien Aime, tci sports awardslast_img read more