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Cricket News India Stare At Unwanted Record Heading Into Vizag ODI Vs West Indies

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India are in danger of ending 2019 on a sour note. After losing the Chennai ODI by eight wickets in their defence of 287, Virat Kohli’s Indian cricket team are playing the Vizag ODI with everything on the line. The loss in Chennai was their fourth consecutive defeat in an ODI at home in 2019. The sequence goes back to the series against Australia in March which was played just before the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. After winning the Hyderabad and Nagpur ODIs, Australia staged a remarkable comeback as they won in Ranchi, Mohali and Delhi.The 3-2 series win for Australia was the first series win in India after 10 years. Heading into the Chennai ODI, Shimron Hetmyer and Shai Hope slammed centuries as West Indies chased down 287 with absolute ease to win by eight wickets and with 13 balls to spare. This was the first time since 2005 that India had lost four consecutive series in an ODI at home. During the Pakistan series in 2005, India won the first two games in Kochi and Vizag but Pakistan produced a remarkable performance. They won the Jamshedpur ODI by 106 runs, won the Ahmedabad ODI in a thriller off the last ball and pulled off convincing wins in Kanpur and Delhi.If India lose the Vizag match today against the West Indies, then they will not only lose a series against the Windies for the first time in 13 years but they will also achieve a 31-year low when it comes to ODIs at home.A loss in Vizag would their fifth consecutive loss in a home ODI and India has not faced this since 1983. In the series played in October-November in India, the hosts were whitewashed 5-0. In the first game in Srinagar, India were beaten by 28 runs and the second ODI was won by the Windies by four wickets in Vadodara. West Indies won the Indore ODI and the Jamshedpur game by eight wickets and 104 runs while the whitewash was complete when West Indies won by six wickets in Guwahati.Also Read | West Indies Fined 80 Percent Of Match Fees For Bowling 50 Overs In Four HoursThe previous encounter between India and the West Indies in Vizag featured an epic match in which Shai Hope hit a century and Shimron Hetmyer slammed 94 after Virat Kohli blasted a century. However, the match ended in a tie. India will be hoping to change their fortunes in the ‘City of Destiny’ as they aim to come back on level terms.last_img read more

Status on the Nationals Logo legal battle

first_img 0 HatManTC Link to post Location:Tampa, FL 1,844 Share on other sites Location:Woodbridge, VA All Activity 0 See Red Posted August 15, 2006 Posted August 14, 2006 Link to post 3,302 posts dpnation Share on other sites I would tend to agree with BallWonk – the W is a very poor design.I’m no fan of the rest of the Nationals set or even name, but the absolute worst element in their package is the Walgreens W. I think that the script W is the best thing about their whole look. The rest of it I think is bad. They should design around that W more, rather than just throwing it out. Share on other sites 0 0 Link to post Members 0 Members 1,816 1,118 Posted August 16, 2006 Link to post Members Gothamite Share on other sites Posted August 14, 2006 0 fonz Are you referring to this? 0 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Followers 0 Location:Atlanta Members 0 1,844 466 posts Sports Logos 2,922 posts 0 Status on the Nationals Logo legal battle Share on other sites Skunk Duck Studios 0 Posted August 15, 2006 JQK Share this post 1,118 Rippity rip rip raptastic. 1,816 0 Share this post Share this post Share on other sites 22 Posted August 15, 2006 Members Location:Planet Telex Share this post 1,857 posts HatManTC Members Members Members 9,352 posts 0 0 Link to post Share this post 0 Forums Home Survival79 Sports Logo News Sports Logo News HatManTC 1,816 0 Link to post Posted August 16, 2006 Members Posted August 15, 2006 Sign in to follow this   0 Share this post 0 22 Survival79 I think that the script W is the best thing about their whole look. The rest of it I think is bad. They should design around that W more, rather than just throwing it out.Here’s why I think you’re wrong (about why it would be good to design new uniforms around the curly W, not about liking or not liking any other aspect of the uniforms, which is a matter of taste):The curly W is just a bad cap logo. First off, it’s the logo of the expansion Senators, and not even their original cap logo. The expansion Senators were a terrible team; even in their solitary and locally celebrated “successful” year they weren’t any good. The expansion Senators were also unpopular in Washington, drawing embarrassingly small crowds their entire time in DC. And on top of that, the tiny number of actual fans of the expansion Senators got completely screwed by perhaps the most blatant ownership betrayal in the history of big-league sports. That’s the tradition the curly W stands for, and only Bud Selig, who chose the curly W for the Nationals, would deliberately embrace that kind of legacy. It’s the baseball equivalent of translating the French Army’s 1940 field manual into English and using it as the basis of the curriculum at West Point.But even worse than the fact that the curly W stands for a tradition of bad baseball, uncommitted fans, and evil ownership, the updated design is a poorly drawn graphic. You can see here that the curves don’t line up when they cross themselves in the middle. At the intersection, the lines are pinched in, like an amateur designer just eyeballed it. Well, worse than that, actually, because that’s a mistake even I wouldn’t make, and I’m definitely at the bottom end of “amateur” in terms of technical skill, to say nothing of actual talent. I usually admire even mediocre logo design from a simple, “well, it’s certainly better than anything I could do” standpoint, but the Nationals curly W fails even that minimal test. Now, I happen to like the gold bevelled graphics that make up the rest of the Nationals uniform set, in large part because in shape and form the various elements perfectly capture the dominant aesthetic spirit of Washington’s public architecture. But that’s a matter of taste, and I would be willing to embrace nearly any redesign that didn’t use the name “Senators.” As an exercise I once worked up a script “Nationals” and “Washington” based on the shape of the Bob Short W of betrayal, and I’m convinced that in the hands of an actual designer that script would look awesome. But even if the Nationals move toward a more generic script look, the first step needs to be replacing the Bob Short W of betrayal — at the very least with a curly W where the curves line up. Share this post In all kinds of weather 1,830 posts Share on other sites 22,645 152 posts Sports Logos Posted August 15, 2006 0 Members Link to post 53,285 posts BallWonk Share on other sites BallWonk Followers 0 145 2 Go To Topic Listing Share on other sites Location:Fayetteville, NC 0 14,123 posts Share on other sites Link to post SabreGuy Members 0 Location:Fayetteville, NC 22,645 Share this post Link to post I think that to try to figure out what the worst element of the Nationals set is would be like trying to figure out whether it’s worse to step in a pile of horse poop or a pile of cow poop. Either way you’re going to need to get the carpets cleaned.The W is bad, for the reasons Ball Wonk mentioned. I don’t have any particular feeling towards the W, but if it draws that much ire from long time Washington fans, then that’s fine by me, I can totally understand it. A script W for a logo is a good concept, but all they did was rip off the lesser of the logos from past Washington teams.And the bevelled letters… oh dear sweet Jesus don’t get me started on that. There is absolutely NO reason for that ridiculous, Photoshop 2.0, web-design-done-in-mom’s-basement design element to make it on to ANY professional sports team’s logos (Nationals and Blue Jays, I’m looking SQUARELY at you!)Now, don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the Red, White and Blue color scheme, and I totally get the “America’s Team” aspect they are going with there, and gold isn’t a bad color either (though I don’t particularly like metallic embroidery), but you should come up with your OWN logo (Interlocking DC… perfect!) and for God’s sake, don’t use Photoshop filters on your wordmarks/logos! No bevel, no drop shadow, etc. Ugh. Seriously people… hire a professional. JQK fonz Link to post 1,118 They should just get rid of it. It doesn’t match anything for them. The “NY” of the Yankees doesn’t match the text on the uniforms.The “LA” of Dodgers doesn’t match the text on the uniforms.Guess they should get rid of their hat logos, too. Share this post Sign in to follow this   Posted August 15, 2006 2 22 Posted August 15, 2006 five boroughs, one City. 2 Link to post Location:Belleville, ON, CA 0 Forums Home Recommended Posts 145 By HatManTC, August 14, 2006 in Sports Logo News 22,645 0 All Activity Share this post maz anyone know the outcome of the legal battle for the script “W” i know the Nats had agreed to pay some company a certain amount for the use of the “w” but it was never put to paper. then the company wanted more than the orginal oral agreement. then it was taken to court. thats the last i have heard of it. 0 Are you referring to this? yeah that was it. 15,138 posts Don’t take any wooden nickels. Favourite Logos:Hartford Whalers They should just get rid of it. It doesn’t match anything for them. Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post 1,830 posts 145 See Red 741 posts SabreGuy Banned SportsLogos.Net Location:Western Hemisphere 1,844 Status on the Nationals Logo legal battle 0 JohnnyFriedRice I have to agree with the statement that the “W” is the best element of the Nationals uniforms and logo set.The rest of the package is rather hideous. A traditional Baseball script, based upon the cap “W”, would serve this teams overall look better than the current design. I agree completely. But for whatever reason, I do love the DC logo. The logo main and the wordmarks, however, are awful. 0 Share this post JohnnyFriedRice dpnation I think that the script W is the best thing about their whole look. The rest of it I think is bad. They should design around that W more, rather than just throwing it out. Agreed.. I really dislike the block letters/numbers they have on the uniforms, not to mention it really looks odd paired with the script ‘W’. HatManTC 0 maz I have to agree with the statement that the “W” is the best element of the Nationals uniforms and logo set.The rest of the package is rather hideous. A traditional Baseball script, based upon the cap “W”, would serve this teams overall look better than the current design. SportsLogos.Net Posted August 16, 2006 Share this post Gothamite Status on the Nationals Logo legal battlelast_img read more

Kansas City’s turnaround reflects bizarro season for Ravens

first_imgIt wasn’t long ago that the red-hot Kansas City Chiefs were in the same spot as the Ravens.Having completed a stretch of four of their first six on the road and lost star running back Jamaal Charles to a season-ending knee injury a week earlier, Andy Reid’s team was 1-5 after a 16-10 loss at Minnesota on Oct. 18. It was the same day Baltimore fell to San Francisco to drop to 1-5, the worst start in the 20-year history of the Ravens.Two months later, Kansas City is in the midst of a seven-game winning streak and is in line to become the first NFL team since the 1970 Cincinnati Bengals to rebound from a 1-5 start to make the playoffs. Meanwhile, the Ravens need to win one more game just to avoid tying the worst record in team history.It’s only fitting that the Ravens meet a bizarro version of themselves in this difficult 2015 season.“We’re playing the hottest team in football coming in here, coached by a great coach,” head coach John Harbaugh said. “They have a bunch of great players. They’re plus-12 [in] turnovers. I don’t think they ever turn the ball over. They’re doing the things they need to do to win football games. They’re doing what we hoped to do after a slow start.”When 12 of your 13 games have been decided by a single possession like the Ravens have experienced this season, you need to be good at protecting the football and limiting your opponents’ scoring chances to win those tight contests. Of course, 4-9 Baltimore hasn’t done that in ranking 31st in turnover ratio (minus-12), 30th in takeaways (11), and 24th in giveaways (23).Kansas City ranks second in the league in turnover ratio in addition to having a top 10 defense and rushing attack.The Chiefs are everything the Ravens want to be right now.“Giving them away and not taking them away. That has been the story that has not helped us and [has] helped other teams,” cornerback Jimmy Smith said. “If I can pinpoint something, I would say defensively, it’s turnovers and big plays. That’s a huge part — interceptions and fumbles and forced fumbles, turnovers in general, being a stingy defense, taking that ball away.“Giving our offense more opportunities [and] cutting other offenses’ opportunities short. That would have gone a long way this season for us.”If it weren’t enough to look around the league and see Michael Oher starting at left tackle for the undefeated Carolina Panthers and Tyrod Taylor shining in Buffalo — two players often maligned to varying degrees by Ravens fans — Thursday may have brought an even better example of this bizarre world. Heavily criticized as a third-round bust in his four years with the Ravens, Jah Reid signed a three-year extension with the Chiefs on Thursday as he’s held down the starting right tackle job.Strange times, indeed.High school reunionSunday will be a proud day for Colton High School in California as not only will Ravens cornerbacks and high school teammates Jimmy Smith and Shareece Wright play their ninth game together, but they’ll look to the opposing sideline and see another familiar face from those days — Chiefs safety Daniel Sorensen.“It’s pretty cool. Danny Sorensen, he was a young kid when I was at Colton — me and Shareece,” Smith said. “He was our safety. He comes from a long line of talented football players. His brother, actually, is Brad Sorensen, who was my high school quarterback, and he was the backup for San Diego a few weeks ago [when we played]. It’s kind of a cool thing.”Daniel Sorensen was signed by Kansas City as a rookie free agent out of Brigham Young last year.Pitta named Ed Block winnerAfter suffering two serious right hip injuries in a 14-month period, tight end Dennis Pitta was named the Ravens’ recipient of the Ed Block Courage Award this season.The 30-year-old returned to the practice field in late October, but he was not cleared to return to live-game action and has remained on the physically unable to perform list. While his football future remains in doubt, Pitta has continued to serve as a mentor and an additional coach to a young group of tight ends throughout the 2015 season.Thursday’s injury reportBALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: CB Kyle Arrington (back), WR Marlon Brown (back), TE Crockett Gillmore (back), Albert McClellan (ankle), LB Daryl Smith (non-injury), G Marshal Yanda (ankle)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: RB Terrance West (calf)FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Elvis Dumervil (non-injury), G Kelechi Osemele (knee), QB Matt Schaub (chest)KANSAS CITYDID NOT PARTICIPATE: S Husain Abdullah (concussion), LB Justin Houston (knee), WR De’Anthony Thomas (concussion), RB Spencer Ware (rib)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: OL Jeff Allen (ankle)FULL PARTICIPATION: DE Mike DeVito (concussion/shoulder), LB Tamba Hali (knee), TE Travis Kelce (groin/quad)last_img read more

Malvinas Gaming finds title sponsor in EXO

first_imgArgentinian esports organisation Malvinas Gaming has found its title sponsor in fellow national technology company EXO.The deal includes the renaming of the side as Malvinas EXO Gaming, with ExO’s logo standing front and centre on the team’s jerseys. Photo credit: Malvinas Exo GamingRELATED: Latin America League unveils new brand identityThe sponsorship of Malvinas Gaming is a further step into esports from ExO, which has been offering its dedicated brand of EXO United Gamers PC line since 2016. The announcement came at an official launch event for the sponsorship at Esports Land, a dedicated gaming venue within the amusement park Parque de la Costa, Buenos Aires.Charly González, CEO of Malvinas EXO Gaming, commented on the partnership: “We are proud that a company like ExO has chosen us to join us in the upcoming competitions. For us it is important that the Argentine company represents the Argentine team and help us take our team to the next level.”RELATED: Tinder shows love for esports with paiN Gaming partnershipThe launch event also saw brand activations from Musimundo, Libre Option, and Seagate and a one-on-one booth for fans for play against some of Malvinas EXO Gaming’s players.Diego Balbo, Head of Sales Marketing at EXO, also spoke on the deal: “In the sense of continuing to expand the business, we understood that in order to get closer to the gamer community, we need to know more, which is why we felt that the best approach was from those entering the world. Malvinas EXO Gaming is a large group that defines all technical limitations.”Esports Insider says: A strong partnership between two Argentinian organisation is always a plus for esports on a national level. The organisation competes across major titles such as League of Legends and CS:GO, and has several dedicated streamers, giving EXO plenty of national exposure to its brand and products. ESI New York 2020 – Find out morelast_img read more

Sergio Aguero reveals incredibly simple change to his diet of ditching BBQ food made him amazing goalscorer at Man City

first_imgSERGIO AGUERO has revealed the secret to his amazing goalscoring ability – ditching BBQ food.The Argentina ace is Manchester City’s all-time top marksman with 254 goals in 368 games.Aguero says between 2013 and 2016 he had issues with his weight due to BBQs and steakBut banging in goals hasn’t always been a piece of cake for the 31-year-old striker – who was left feeling DIZZY on the pitch after regularly gorging on barbecues and steaks from 2013 to 2016.Aguero arrived at the Etihad from Atletico Madrid for £38million nine years ago and has revealed that he struggled with his diet and weight for three years in Manchester.The City ace piled on the pounds due to eating a beef-rich diet – a staple food for many Argentinians.But since ditching his old diet for chicken and rice, the striker is 1.5 kgs lighter and feeling like a new man.He told TyC Sports: “I think it was from 2013 to 2016 that I could not adapt to food well,“From there I met an Italian doctor online – and he changed my mind a little.“I told him what I usually ate, which was to eat a lot of meat, and when he told me to try it just once a week I was like ‘uhhh’.“Then I adapted. He told me that when I am very hungry I should put rice and chicken together – and today I am a big fan of rice.“In football, even if it’s only half-a-kilo, you feel the difference. It is incredible.”Pep Guardiola arrived at the Etihad in 2016 and Aguero’s future came under scrutiny amid reports that suggested the Spaniard did not feel the player fitted his style of football or was physically up to it.On his arrival the 49-year-old even introduced a fat camp to get any pot-bellied Etihad aces into shape.The City boss has banned pizzas from the training ground and when he first started out overweight players were banished to the gym until they were in tip-top condition. Aguero was certainly put through his paces amid Guardiola’s crackdown on fatties, which helped him lose weight.He said: “In 2016 and 2017 there were games that lowered my pressure. I felt bad.“I started with a little dizziness. Many said that It was because of so many pills, anti-inflammatories and vitamins.“In football, there are a lot of things to (help you) recover as quickly as possible.“I told them that I always took those things, so in the end I think it was because of the weight.“If I remember, my weight was 81 or 81.3 kilograms. Normally I weigh 79.5 or 80 kilograms. At the moment, I am 79.5.“When I arrived at Atletico Madrid, I was 77, so in 13 years I have gained two kilos. I think we can agree that the body I had at 18 is not the body I have now.”Aguero is currently in a lockdown love nest with girlfriend Sofia Calzetti.The Manchester City legend hasn’t been able to lace up his boots since March 8 due to the coronavirus pandemic, but revealed that the club are keeping a strict eye on the players’ fitness and diets.He added: “They control us all the time. Sometimes I say I’m going to try to reach 78kilos, but when I reach 78.5 and I feel bad. I swear, I feel weak.“Sometimes they control you by measuring blood. The things that exist are incredible. But I always weigh myself. If you control yourself every day then at least you have an idea.“Sometimes I say we are going to throw a little meat (on the grill), but it is difficult because sometimes the club asks you what you have to eat. They want more salad, more fish, now some omega pills, vitamin A.”The Etihad talisman had a slight slip up after firing up the BBQ in his huge garden during some rare Manchester sunshine last week.Martin Keown questions whether players want Premier League to return after Sergio Agüero admits they are ‘scared for their families’ Source: Soccer – thesun.co.uk 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Omg this is awesome 🙂 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels People Slammed By Massive Waves 4center_img Amazing Controlled Building Demolition You Probably Haven’t Seen Before Funny animals make you happy and laugh funny animal compilation Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night. Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017last_img read more

Jimmy Kimmel gives update on son Billy 6 months after his open-heart surgery

first_imgABC/Randy Holmes(LOS ANGELES) — Jimmy Kimmel is celebrating his son’s six-month birthday, a milestone after the baby boy underwent open-heart surgery for a birth defect.The host of ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! shared in an emotional monologue in May that his son Billy had surgery three days after his birth.Kimmel took to Instagram Saturday to give an update on his baby boy with wife Molly McNearney.“Young Billy is six months old today. He is healthy and happy and we are all very grateful for your prayers, good wishes, thoughts and support of @ChildrensLA and children’s hospitals in your area,” he wrote, referencing the hospital where his son was recovering.During his monologue earlier this year, Kimmel shared what’s next for his son in his health journey.Billy, who was born April 21, will “have to have another open-heart surgery in three to six months to close those holes, but they want to wait until he’s bigger,” he said then.“And then he’ll have a third — hopefully non-invasive procedure — sometime maybe in his early teens to replace the valve he has now.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico Relatedlast_img read more

NFL Network to broadcast 15 live preseason games

first_imgThe NFL Network will show every preseason game in the NFL at some point on the network throughout the preseason. The network however will show 15 live games, including the Cleveland Browns three times, Cowboys/Broncos/Lions/Raiders twice, and a number of other teams a single game. The following is the live game schedule on NFL networkThursday August 9th Week 1Browns @ Giants 7 pmCowboys @ 49ers 10 pmFriday August 10th Week 1Falcons @ Jets 7:30 pmLions @ Raiders 10:30 pmSaturday August 11th Week 1Vikings @ Broncos 9 pmFriday August 17th Week 2Bills @ Browns 7:30  pmSaturday August 18th Week 2Jaguars @ Vikings 1 pmRaiders @ Rams 4 pmBengals @ Cowboys 7 pmSeahawks @ Chargers 10 pmFriday August 24th Week 3Packers @ Raiders 10:30 pmSaturday August 25th Week 3Chiefs @ Bears 1 pmTitans @ Steelers 4 pmThursday August 30th Week 4Browns @ Lions 7 pmBroncos @ Cardinals 10 pmPlease follow and like us:last_img read more

Harmata second at Penn, wins twice at Lion meet

first_imgCBA fifth in distance medley at Penn Relays BY TIM MORRISStaff Writer BY TIM MORRIS Staff Writer Amanda Harmata followed up her second-place finish at the Penn Relays with a pair of wins at Saturday’s Lion Invitational hosted by Middletown North. The Rocket senior started her week Thursday with a second-place finish in the javelin at the prestigious Penn Relays at the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. Third in 2003, Harmata improved by one position on Thursday with a 146-5. Ruby Radocaj of Willamsport, Pa., won in a meet record 154-3. Two days after silver at the Penn Relays, Harmata won two gold medals at the Lion Invitational. She won the javelin with a 151-8 (a personal best) and the shot put at 40-0 1/2. She contested all three throwing events, taking third in the discus at 110-4. Back at Penn on Thursday, Middletown South’s Julianne Toto medaled in the girls’ pole vault, clearing 10-11 3/4. Teammate Laura Flath tied for seventh (10-6). The Eagles’ Jamie Liberti was 15th in the girls mile (5:09.38). On Friday, Christian Brothers Academy took fifth at the High School Boys’ Championship of America Distance Medley in 10:17.35. Will Melochik anchored the Colts home with a 4:18.4 1,600-meter leg. Brett Fiorvanti started the Colts off with a 3:13.5 opening 1,200-meter leg. Chris Vuono followed with the second-fasted 400 leg, a 48.1. Peter Glackin turned in a 1:57.4 800 and then Melofchik closed it out. Prio to the DM, the Colts 4×800 team just missed out on qualifying for the final. They were fourth in their heat (7:56.28) and their time was the 13th best. The 12 fastest times from the heats qualified for the final, which was held Saturday. It was a big day for the locals in Middletown at the Lion Invitational, led by Matawan’s Chris Keller, who won the shot put with a throw of 56-8 1/4, Monmouth Regional’s Barry Bostick was a double-winner. He won the 110-meter high hurdles (14.5) and the 400 intermediate hurdles (57.0). Mater Dei’s Jay McDevitt captured the 1,600 meters in 4:33.6 and Matawan’s Tom Walsh was first in the 3,200 (9:35). Middletown South’s Chris Sole won the high jump (6-4). Toto upped her personal best in pole vault to 11-6 in finishing first. Teammate Flath was second (10-6). Teammate Ariana LaFerlita was victorious in the high jump at 5-2 for the Eagles. Back on the track, Middletown North’s Caitlin Browne won the 800 meters (2:20.5). Marlboro and Long Branch, with 31 points, shared the boys team championship with Matawan (28) just behind in third. On the girls side, Southern (40) was first, followed by Neptune (29) and Ocean (27). Raritan was the top local finisher in fifth (25). Saturday, it’s the Monmouth Invitational at Monmouth Regional and the annual Long Branch Relays. These meets will be the final tests for the track and field athletes before the Monmouth County Championship on May 5-6 at Monmouth Regional. Brick Township High School is hosting the Shore Conference Championships May 14-15.last_img read more

Novak Djokovic beats to reach Japan Open semifinals

first_img‘People evacuated on their own’ Taal Volcano’s lava fountain weakens, but Phivolcs says it’s not sign of slowing down Pouille showed a brief sign of life by breaking Djokovic to make it 4-2 but that was as close as he would get. Djokovic broke in the next game and then served out to win with a powerful forehand to the corner.It was a dominant performance for the No. 1 player, who won 82% of first serve points and five of six break points.He will next meet either Hyeon Chung or David Goffin, who won in Tokyo in 2017.Djokovic retired with a left-shoulder injury during his fourth-round match against Stan Wawrinka at the U.S. Open. In his first competitive match since facing Wawrinka, Djokovic was knocked out of the doubles with Filip Krajinovic on Monday but beat Alexei Popyrin in the first round and Japanese wild-card entry Go Soeda in the second round.The 32-year-old Serb has now made at least the semifinals in six of his past seven tournaments, and in eight of his 12 events this season. Djokovic is making a push to finish as year-end No. 1 for the sixth time, which would tie the mark held by Pete Sampras.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Harden lifts Rockets past Clippers in preseason as Leonard, George watch Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Negros Occidental gov’t, church call for prayers for safety of Taal evacuees LOOK: Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Part 3 takes you straight to hell with a Music Video and First Look-Images Showing no lingering effects of a shoulder injury, Djokovic is attempting to win a title on his tournament debut for the 10th time. He has not dropped a set at Ariake Colosseum in Tokyo, and he has broken serve 12 times in three matches.“It was definitely one of the best matches I’ve played this year,” Djokovic said. “Best one of this week (and it) came at the right time … I served well, served many aces, returned a lot of his serves back and just used every opportunity to come in. Just overall, a really flawless performance.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSAndray Blatche has high praise for teammate Kai SottoSPORTSBig differenceSPORTSAlmazan status stays uncertain ahead of Game 4Djokovic got off to a strong start, winning the first game with a powerful ace, one of five in the first set. He broke Pouille in the next game to take a 2-0 lead and went up 5-1 after another break before serving to win the first set in only 20 minutes.The second set was more of the same with Djokovic breaking Pouille in the first game and taking a 4-0 lead before Pouille won his first game of the set. LOOK: Taal Volcano island 2 days after eruptioncenter_img No need to wear face masks in Metro Manila, says scientist Also, Reilly Opelka beat Yasutaka Uchiyama 6-3, 6-3 and will face John Millman in the semifinals. Millman defeated Taro Daniel 6-4, 6-0.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Novak Djokovic of Serbia reacts after he got a point against Go Soeda of Japan during a second round of Japan Open Tennis Championships in Tokyo, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO — Novak Djokovic is making quite a debut in Tokyo.Competing in the Japanese capital for the first time, Djokovic beat fifth-seeded Lucas Pouille 6-1, 6-2 Friday to advance to the semifinals of the Japan Open.ADVERTISEMENT Taal Volcano eruption: House to develop rehab plan for Batangas, Cavite, Laguna LATEST STORIES Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano PLAY LIST 01:04Daybreak as smoke, ash billows from Taal volcano01:05Poor visibility, nakaapekto sa maraming lugar sa Batangas03:028,000 pulis sa Region 4-A, tuloy ang trabaho03:57Phivolcs, nahihirapan sa komunikasyon sa Taal01:04Sold-out: Stores run out of face masks after Taal spews ash01:45Iran police shoot at those protesting plane shootdown Francis Kong, Jason Magbanua headline ‘The School for the Passionate, New Bold U 2020’ MOST READlast_img read more

Sanchez, Wilshere fitness boost Arsenal

first_imgSanchez’s return would be a huge lift for their title push with the Chilean forward sidelined by a hamstring problem suffered in the 1-1 draw at Norwich on November 9.Arsene Wenger said on Wednesday the showdown with the Magpies was too early for Sanchez but the FA Cup third-round match with Sunderland on January 9 was “possible”.The ongoing recovery of Wilshere will go down well at England’s HQ as well as the Emirates.Wenger had feared his midfielder would be out for the rest of the season having fractured a fibula in pre-season.But the latest medical update is a more positive one and Wenger said: “He could make it back for February or even earlier. He will be available again. Considering England play the Euros on June 10, that is a long way.”It has been a good end of year for the north London club who have jumped above all their title rivals, despite a blip on the south coast on Boxing Day with a 4-0 defeat at Southampton.Asked if Arsenal have the potential to go all the way and win their first top-flight title since 2004, Wenger said: “You cannot say that we have no chance after 19 games, we have a chance.“We are mature and the most important thing is at the end of the season to know we’ve given everything.“If a team is better than us then fair enough. But we must give everything. I believe we have to focus on ourselves more than looking at who will be our threat.”Wenger says Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth was the perfect response to their Southampton lossWenger says Arsenal’s win over Bournemouth was the perfect response to their Southampton loss.-Sky Sports-0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere are slowly recovering for ArsenalLONDON, December 30 – Arsenal’s Premier League campaign has been boosted with the latest injury bulletin on Alexis Sanchez and Jack Wilshere.The Gunners host struggling Newcastle on January 2 having climbed to the summit of the Premier League after goals by Gabriel and Mesut Ozil helped the team to a 2-0 win over Bournemouth on Monday.last_img read more