The weather was dull and wet but that did not stop a beaming Stan Wawrinka from having plenty of fun on Sunday as he enjoyed a mid-match rally with a ballboy before twirling 360 degrees on court to take a selfie-video with 10,000 French Open spectators.In between all the sideshows, the reigning champion lit up a gloomy Roland Garros with his lurid day-glo yellow shirt as he reached the quarter-finals with a dazzling 7-6(5) 6-7(7) 6-3 6-2 win over Serbia’s Viktor Troicki.In an entertaining match featuring between-the-leg shots, 105 sweetly-struck winners and an array of blinding backhands from Wawrinka, the Swiss third seed chalked up his fifth successive win over Troicki when the Serbian netted a backhand.“For me, it was a great win, a great match, a very robust match,” a soggy Wawrinka told reporters after playing the second set through a misty rain shower.“I managed to stay very calm, I didn’t get excited, or irritated, even though I lost the second set. I didn’t waste any intellectual energy because I was very serene.”The win earned Wawrinka an eighth successive victory on clay, following his triumph in the Geneva tournament last weekend, but more importantly it allowed him to set up a quarter-final meeting with unheralded Spaniard Albert Ramos-Vinolas.Troicki kept Wawrinka on his toes during the first half of the contest, with the Swiss winning the opening set on his eighth set point before the Serbian bagged the second set on his fifth.After surrendering the tiebreak with a miscued lob, Wawrinka gave himself a sarcastic thumbs up and repeatedly prodded the side of his temple with his index finger, no doubt wondering “what the hell was that?”All the running around Troicki did in the first two sets caught up with him midway through the third and he called on the trainer.As the Serbian lay flat on his back to have his hip manipulated, Troicki was the only person on Philippe Chatrier Court who missed out on watching “a bored” Wawrinka trading groundstrokes with a ballboy.“I asked the ballboy if he played tennis and I thought, ‘why don’t we go and hit a few balls’. He wasn’t afraid to be on centre court,” a smiling Wawrinka said.“We had a little chat. He was a nice kid. It was nice for him. It was fun for the audience. I was a little bit bored waiting for him (Troicki) so it kept me busy.”The treatment, however, failed to have the desired effect as Wawrinka “tightened a few nuts and bolts” to run away with the last two sets and condemned Troicki to a 20th successive defeat against top-three opponents.
More Taal volcanic quakes recorded despite weaker eruptions LATEST STORIES Gerald: Just because I’ve been bashed doesn’t mean I’d stop working “Tiger’s a friend,” Nicklaus told the Golf Channel. “He’s been great for the game of golf. He needs our help.“I feel bad for him. He’s struggling … He needs support from a lot of people. I’ll be one of them.”A police mugshot of Woods looking bleary-eyed and unshaven rapidly went viral after its release on Monday, underscoring the fall from grace of the superstar athlete once renowned as a clean-living, corporate pitchman.“I would like to apologize with all my heart to my family, friends and the fans. I expect more from myself too,” Woods said in a statement issued late Monday.‘He needs our help’The arrest is the latest gloomy episode to hit the athlete, who once towered over his sport before being engulfed by turmoil in his private life and a series of debilitating injuries.His return from a year-long injury layoff was cut short in February when he pulled out of the Dubai Desert Classic after the first round because of back pain.News of Woods’ arrest was pored over in detail by US media on Tuesday, with many commentators unable to resist comparing the golfer’s disheveled mugshot with images of the fresh-faced superstar in his heyday.“What happened to the young man we all thought we knew…Where has he gone?” asked USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, contrasting the mugshot with an image of Woods from one of his most famous victories, winning the Masters in 1997 at the age of 21.“What a stunning contrast these two photos are, taken 20 years and seven weeks apart,” Brennan added. “They chart the rise and fall of a man who had it all, then watched it crumble away, all of it self-induced.”ESPN writer Jason Sobel commented that the mugshot “offers tangible representation” of Woods’ decline in fortunes. Ex-Bulacan town vice mayor, village chief shot dead Trump’s impeachment defense, prosecutors dig in NBA Finals coverage still hangs Swing Out Sister back to PH this April Tiger Woods apologized on Monday, May 30, 2017, after he was arrested for driving under the influence. He denied alcohol was involved saying he was taking medication. The Palm Beach County (Florida) police released the mugshot of Woods. PALM BEACH COUNTY PHOTOMIAMI, United States — Tiger Woods was found asleep at the wheel of his car when he was arrested, police records showed Tuesday as golf legend Jack Nicklaus pledged support for the troubled former world number one.Woods, who issued a statement on Monday saying alcohol was not involved in the incident, needed to be woken by a police officer, his arrest report showed.ADVERTISEMENT “It offers visual proof of the news, of another public embarrassment,” Sobel wrote.“There is no positive way to spin this story. No silver lining, no beneficial after-effects that might spring from it — the main takeaway here is sadness. Just pure sadness.” CBBSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next China reports 17 new cases in viral pneumonia outbreak Man arrested for slipping alcoholic drinks inside Manila North Cemetery PLAY LIST 01:43Man arrested for slipping alcoholic drinks inside Manila North Cemetery03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)01:02Fans fill up Philippine Arena for SEA Games opening01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Yanson buses to keep operating despite legal battle MOST READ The 14-time major winner has blamed the DUI arrest near his home in Jupiter, Florida, on an adverse reaction to prescription medication.READ: Golfer Tiger Woods sorry for arrest, says no alcohol involvedFEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnSPORTSBreak new groundHis police report, obtained and published by several media outlets, said Woods was “co-operative” and “confused” when found by police, with “extremely slow and slurred speech.”He initially told officers he had been driving back to Florida from Los Angeles but later stated “he did not know where he was.” The golfer was unable to complete various roadside sobriety tests which included standing on one leg and the “walk and turn” test.However contrary to reports on Monday which said Woods refused a breathalyzer test, the golfer agreed and “blew zeroes” indicating there was no alcohol in his system.Woods also told police he had been using four prescription medications including the powerful painkiller Vicodin, which is commonly prescribed following surgery.Woods has undergone four separate surgeries on his back since 2014, with the most recent procedure taking place in late April.News of the 41-year-old’s arrest has triggered alarm throughout the golfing world. 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An East Bank Demerara man is now nursing a gunshot injury to his left leg after he was shot by one of three men during a robbery at the corner of Cemetery Road and D’Urban Street, Georgetown in the wee hours of Wednesday.The injured man has been identified as Mark English, 31, of Lot 992 Providence, East Bank Demerara. He is reportedly in a stable condition following emergency surgery.Based on reports received, at about 02:30h, English stopped at a shop to make a purchase and was confronted by the three men, one of whom was armed with a handgun. The armed perpetrator relieved him of ,000.During the confrontation, English put up a fight and was shot to the left leg by the bandit who was carrying the firearm. The injured man managed to drive to a city hospital where he was admitted and the matter reported. No one has been arrested as Police continue their investigations.
Marco Verratti in possession for Paris Saint-Germain 1 Paris Saint-Germain have insisted star midfielder Marco Verratti will stay in the French capital beyond this summer, despite interest from Chelsea, Manchester United and Real Madrid.The eye-catching Italian international is one of Europe’s brightest talents and, still just 24-years-old, has plenty of admirers looking to acquire his services.Several of Europe’s top clubs are ready to attempt a swoop for the playmaker during the summer window but PSG have other ideas.According to L’Equipe, PSG have promised Verratti that the club will invest heavily in new signings and persuade him to stay.The midfielder’s agent, Donato Di Campli, had recently questioned the club’s lack of ambition, believing PSG were not able to help his client win the Champions League.But now talks with between the player and the club have reportedly been held and the Italian could well stay in Ligue 1 beyond the end of this season.Verratti arrived at the Parc des Princes in 2012 in a summer move from hometown club Pescara.
Nat Coombs and Andy Brassell are joined by experts from around Europe to review the week in the Champions League, plus a look ahead to this weekend’s domestic action including Sunday’s El Clasico between Real Madrid and Barcelona.
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8 We have entered the final week of the January 2018 transfer window, and clubs now have less than seven days to bring in the players they want.Some massive deals have already been completed, such as Virgil van Dijk’s move from Southampton to Liverpool, and Alexis Sanchez and Henrikh Mkhitaryan swapping clubs.Premier League ins and outs: All done deals in January 2018 transfer windowWe are still expecting some huge transfers to take place, however.But what could these transfers be? Click the right arrow, above, to see eight deals involving Premier League clubs that are set to be completed before the end of the month… Guido Carrillo to Southampton – Monaco have accepted a £19.1m bid from Southampton for Carrillo, the 26-year-old forward, and talks to finalise the transfer are expected in the coming days. Mauricio Pellegrino has had his eyes on a goalscorer for much of the January window, and is now using a portion of the funds raised from the sale of Virgil van Dijk to bring Carrillo to St Marys. Monaco had earlier rejected one offer for Carrillo, but they have accepted Southamptons improved bid, and Pellegrino is set to be reunited with a player he worked with in Argentina. Joao Mario to West Ham United – An agreement was confirmed on Wednesday that will send Mario, the Portugal international, to West Ham on a temporary basis for the remainder of the 2017-18 season. The paperwork has not yet been completed, but all reports indicate the 25-year-old is willing to play for the Hammers. Mario joined Inter Milan for £35m in the summer of 2016, but his time in Italy has been something of a failure. David Moyes has been hoping to improve his midfield options this month, and there could be further arrivals in east London before the end of January. 8 8 Aymeric Laporte to Manchester City – Laporte, the highly-rated Athletic Club defender, is travelling to England to sign for Manchester City, according to reports. The 23-year-old centre half has been admired by Pep Guardiola for a number of years, and City have previously attempted to bring him to the Etihad. However, they are now ready to pay his £57m release clause and make him the most expensive player in Man Citys history. Club chiefs are confident the deal will be finalised before the transfer window closes on Wednesday. 8 Jonny Evans to Arsenal – If West Brom are relegated at the end of the season, Evans could leave the Hawthorns for only £3m. However, Arsene Wenger wants to improve his defence this month and is keen to bring the £25m-rated centre half to the Emirates before January ends. Man City did want him but are closing in on a deal for the aforementioned Laporte, giving Arsenal a free run at the 30-year-old. West Brom boss Alan Pardew has set a deadline of January 28 for any sale to be completed. 8 8 Vicente Guaita to Crystal Palace – Guita, the 31-year-old goalkeeper, has reportedly passed his medical to join Crystal Palace. However, there are still discussions as to whether Palace will trigger his £3.5m release clause so the keeper joins them in January, or whether they will wait until the summer and bring him to Selhurst Park for free. Roy Hodgson wants a new number one, with Wayne Hennessey and Julian Speroni sharing the role this season, and he may force the transfer through now to upgrade the position. 8 8 Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang to Arsenal – click the right arrow to see other transfer that should be completed before January ends – The Gunners have been hoping to complete a deal for Aubameyang since last week, though talks are still ongoing with his current club Borussia Dortmund. Arsenal have so far had two bids rejected for the Gabon international striker, the most recent worth £43.64m. BVB are said to want no less than £50m for Aubameyang, though they are keen on using Olivier Giroud as a makeweight in any deal. Giroud himself is keen to leave Arsenal this month, but an injury could scupper any potential departure. Edin Dzeko and Emerson Palmieri to Chelsea – Chelsea expect to have this double deal complete before the transfer window closes next week. A fee has been agreed with Roma to bring Dzeko and Emerson to Stamford Bridge, and discussions with the players have started. Talks with Emerson and expected to progress fast, though Dzeko is seeking assurances over the length of his contract as he is currently 31 and the Blues usually offer over-30s only one-year deals. Pontus Dahlberg to Watford – The Hornets have been hoping to sign a young goalkeeper for a number of months, with Heurelho Gomes coming towards the end of his career. Dahlberg, the 19-year-old Sweden international, is said to have agreed to move to Vicarage Road for around £3.5m, having earlier in the season turned down the opportunity to head to Hertfordshire. Dahlberg is regarded as one of Europes finest young goalkeepers, and it was announced on Wednesday that he is travelling to Watford to complete the transfer at the end of this week. He is set to rejoin IFK Goteborg on loan until the summer to continue his development as a first-choice keeper.
Full round-up from around the Inishowen League following some thrilling action across the peninsula this weekend. Culdaff Res 2 Clonmany Celtic 5Clonmany took an early lead in the 8th minute after a calamity of errors in the home defence allowed John Doherty to poke the ball into the unguarded net. Culdaff replied with Ben Curley firing over the bar before a dangerous Dermot Diver cross was well gathered and held by Kieran Friel. Clonmany doubled their lead after 34 minutes when Karol Harkin sent Brian Doherty on the right hand side and his driven effort found the bottom left hand corner past Darragh McLaughlin. Culdaff got back into the game before the interval when Mark Doherty’s driven free kick glanced off a Clonmany defender and into the top corner past Friel. Culdaff pressed in the opening stages of the second period but failed to create any clear chances with Philip Devlin and Paul McLaughlin marshalling the visitors defence. Clonmany then increased their lead after McLaughlin failed to collect a long ball forward and substitute Alan Friel was on hand to drill home on 66 minutes. Clonmany sealed the tie on 78minutes when Neil Grant found Paul McLaughlin inside the area and he fired to the top corner from ten yards. Culdaff rallied and reduced the deficit when a Damien Duffy free deflected into the path of Mark Doherty who finished well past Friel from fifteen yards. But Clonmany had the last say after Gerard McDaid was upenlded in the area and Raymond McDaid converted to make the final score five two.Carn Res 2Redcastle Res 3 Redcastle broke the deadlock on 4 minutes when Shane Bonner made a great run on the right wing and crossed for Terry McColgan who headed it to the bottom right corner of the net from 10 yards. Redcastle doubled their lead on 12 minutes after back pass to Carn keeper Kyle Harkin was intercepted by McColgan who slotted to the bottom left corner of the net from 13 yards. Carn had the chance to pull one back on 22 minutes when following some goalmouth action involving Joe McKinney who squared it for Aaron McCarron and he laid it off for Cian Burke who shot low and wide from 10 yards. Redcastle made it three on 25 minutes when Aidan Farren advanced on left wing and when his cross rebounded off the keeper Darren Davenport was there to slot it home from 12 yards to the net.Carn nearly got on the score sheet on 30 minutes when Aaron McCarron broke on the right wing and crossed for Dion Diver who shot over the bar from 10 yards. Carn had the first chance of the second half when Diver managed to break on the right and crossed for McKinney who shot from 10 yards. Carn pulled one back on 61 minutes after a McKinney through ball found Cian Burke who rounded the defender and slotted the ball past Paul Doherty from 10 yards.Carn missed a golden chance on 71 minutes when McKinney was brought down in the penalty area but Diver hit the resulting penalty over the bar. Carn got their second goal after Burke broke on the right wing and crossed it for Diver who drove a powerful shot past Doherty to the top of the net from 10 yards.Carn nearly got the equalizer three minutes from the end when sub Ronan Donegan broke on the right wing and squared it for Callum Crumlish who who failed to hit the target from eight yards.Moville Res 4Illies Res 0 Moville kept their title challenge on track and dominated large parts of this game. On 11 minutes Eoin Mclaughlin broke forward but saw his effort well saved by Graham Doherty. Moville went close again midway through the half after John McGeady squared for Danny Murphy whose effort crashed off the post for Christy McGeoghaghan to see his rebound come off the bar. They broke the deadlock on 28 minutes after a Finn McLaughlin cross found McGeoghaghan to slot home from close range. On 40 minutes they doubled their lead when Murphy was upended and Doherty converted low to the bottom left hand corner. Moville kept the pressure up on the restart with Nick Mahon seeing a header come off the post. Illies had a long range Liam O Connor effort crash off the bar on 65 minutes. Minutes later Joe Mclaughlin was clear but home keeper Ryan Coyle superbly tipped the ball round the post. Moville made it three nil on 74 minutes after Conor Lafferty crossed for Murphy to slot home from six yards. Illies tried to hot back and Gareth Gallagher had a shot saved by Coyle but Illies were dealt a real blow then when they were reduced to ten men after James Downey received a second yellow card. Moville completed the scoring on 83 minutes when Lafferty collected the ball on the edge of the box and lobbed Doherty from the edge of the area.Cockhill Res 10Carrowmena FC 0An understrength Carrowmena team were shown no mercy by the home side who raced into a five goal lead after fifteen minutes. Cockhill imposed themselves on this game right from the off taking the lead on 5 minutes when Barney Gubbins fed Shay McLaughlin in on goal who showed great composure to finish well low past Carrowmena’s young keeper, Brian Houghton. Moments later it was two nil, Kevin McDaid scored after being set up by Cian Downey to increase Cockhill’s early advantage. Relentless early pressure from Cockhill continued and it was three nil shortly after some good work by Kevin McDaid and Shay McLaughlin setting up John Grant to score past Houghton from 12 yards. Moments later John Grant got his second to make it 4 nil with another fine finish. Ryan McDaid made it five nil after some more excellent play from Shay McLaughlin who found Ryan McDaid coming in at the back post to finish well giving Brian Houghton in the Carrowmena goal no chance. Ryan McDaid then turned provider returning the favour setting up Shay McLaughlin for his second of the match to make it six for Cockhill. Cockhill were awarded a penalty giving Shay McLaughlin the chance for hishat-trick but he was denied by a superb save from Brian Houghton. Carrowmena started to find a foothold in the match and nearly pulled one back just before half time. Gerard Gill found some space just outside the box and his fine strike sailed just over the bar. Cockhill started the second half in the same manner as the first with early pressure paying off. Mark Gillespie set up Damien Friel to score high in to the net past Houghton to make it seven nil. Paul Duffy came close for Cockhill, turning his man inside out before curling a great effort narrowly wide. Cockhill continued to press and Kevin McDaid scored his second of the match with a fine volley from a breaking ball to give Houghton no chance. More good play down the right saw Mark Gillespie turn provider again when his deep cross found Barney Gubbins free at the back post to bullet a header past Houghton. Cockhill’s Ryan Downey almost scored a contender for goal of the season when his 30 yard effort hit the bar. The scoring was complete when Wes Doherty found space in the Carrowmena box with a fine finish from 12 yards out to give Cockhill a well earned win. Aileach Youth 3Clonmany Res 1Clonmany started the better and Mark Kelly had a fine effort well saved low to his right by Ryan Fox The visitors took the lead midway through the half after David McGonigle cut inside past two defenders before slotting low past Fox to the bottom corner. Aileach upped the pace in the second half and equalised on 55 minutes when Michael Morrison crossed for Darren Bradley to head to the top corner from eight yards past Tiernan Doherty. The home side took the lead on 72minutes when Bradley scored again with another header at the back post from a Callum Porter cross. Clonmany responded with Darragh Doherty breaking clear but over hit the ball allowing Fox to advance and gather. Aileach sealed the points on 85 minutes after Brendan Hegarty played a one two with Aaron Doherty before rounding the keeper to slot home. Clonmany had the last chance of the game but McGonigle fired over from just inside the area.Rasheney Res 1Dunree Res 4Rasheney went close early on after a Caylum Long effort went narrowly wide. But the visitors hit back on 7 minutes and opened the scoring when Bryce Fullerton sidefooted home a Marty McDermott cross. Midway through the half they doubled their lead when Tommy Doherty fired an angled shot across Roger McGilloway to the far corner from twenty five yards. McGilloway done well then to push away a Ryan O Donnell effort. Rasheney ended the half strongly with Rian Diver firing into the side netting before Long in a one on one fired over and then fired just wide in a crowded penalty area. Dunree had the first chance of the second half after a Neil Moran effort flashed just wide before the same player had another shot blocked but the ball fell to Tommy Doherty who slotted low past McGilloway from twelve yards. Raheney replied with Alan Doherty squaring to Long who sidestepped a defender and fired just over the bar. The home side got a goal back when Kevin Noone fired low past Philip Doherty from the penalty spot after a handball in the area. But Dunree added a fourth on 78 minutes substitute Sean Henderson fed another sub Ryan Toland on the left and his low cross was swept home by Ryan O Donnell . The final action saw a Neil Moran cross glance off the face of the crossbar before being cleared.Inishowen League: Full round-up from around the leagues as Cockhill Reserves score ten was last modified: October 6th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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)
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By Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — Marshfield came into its Wisconsin Valley Conference wrestling match with Wisconsin Rapids undermanned and did not stand much of a chance against the undefeated Raiders.Wisconsin Rapids won all but two matches to improve to 4-0 in Valley dual meets with a 61-6 victory over the Tigers on Thursday night at Marshfield High School. The Tigers are now 1-2.Marshfield’s Anthony Kanable moved to 3-0 in the conference with a 4-0 victory over Max Benitz at 132 pounds in the first match.Kanable had a three-point nearfall in the second period and held control in the third to ride out the win.“He’s really stepped up,” Marshfield coach Jackson Hein said. “Believe it or not, in middle school he had a losing record all the way up. He’s the type that you ask him to do something and he doesn’t think twice. You ask him to jump, and he says, ‘How high?’ It’s one of those things that anything I have challenged him to do, he has come through.“I’m training him to win a state title, and he knows that. He always builds off his experiences, and he’s improving dramatically throughout the year.”Marshfield was without some of its top wrestlers. Devon Klement, Josh Lang, Ryan Wilsmann and Mitch Hertel were all out of the lineup.The Tigers had to forfeit four matches—the 106-pound match was a double forfeit—putting them at a big disadvantage before the dual even started.“Typically, you don’t forfeit four matches,” Hein said. “The biggest thing we’re dealing with is adversity. That’s what high school athletics is about: teaching kids how to deal with adversity, teaching them how to come through and keep fighting. Sometimes that’s all you have left. You keep going at it and face the grind.”Marshfield’s other victory came at 113 pounds where Noah Gerdes beat Bryson Einerson 5-4.Gerdes took a 5-2 lead with a takedown early in the third period. Einerson had a reversal and nearly earned nearfall points, but the Gerdes was able to hold him off to grab the victory.“He found a way to win in a close match, which is big,” Hein said. “When you get to the higher level of wrestling, sectionals right before state, you are going to get that match where it is really close, and you have to find a way to win. I want to see him open up a little more. He opened up and scored right away. If he keeps building from there, he’s going to be a really good wrestler, and I’m excited about his future.”Marshfield will compete at the New Richmond Invitational on Saturday.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Wisconsin Rapids 61, Marshfield 6132: Anthony Kanable (M) def. Max Benitz 4-0.138: Becah Diebel (WR) def. Anthony Christmas 3-1.145: Dylan Hall (WR) pinned Noah Schulz in 0:41.152: Peyton Einerson (WR) won major dec. over Jeremy Brost 9-0.160: Brock Benitz (WR) won by forfeit.170: Jake Timm (WR) pinned Isaac Cline in 1:38.182: Jared Mata (WR) pinned Kyle Krizan in 3:31.195: Nate Fuller (WR) won by forfeit.220: Cody Abel (WR) pinned Brandon Cramer in 3:48.285: Beau Thompson (WR) pinned Nic Humphrey in 1:42.106: Double forfeit.113: Noah Gerdes (M) def. Bryson Einerson 5-4.120: Matrix Jisko (WR) pinned Travis Altman in 5:06.126: Patrick Spray (WR) won by forfeit.