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Soaked! Djokovic’s match suspended in rainy Cincinnati

first_imgMOST READ Djokovic came to Cincinnati hoping to build on the momentum of his Wimbledon title and get in shape for a deep run in the U.S. Open. He also dearly wants to win the only ATP Masters 1000 title that has eluded him — nobody has won all nine.He and Dimitrov split the first two sets and then headed inside for a long rain delay. Djokovic broke Dimitrov to go up 2-1 in the third set, and more rain prompted play to be called off for the night. They’ll resume in the morning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’In the women’s bracket, Madison Keys used her forehand to beat Angelique Kerber — one of her toughest matchups — and advance to the quarterfinals in-between the storms.Keys had lost five straight matches against No. 4 Kerber, but turned to her forehand to rally for a 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 victory. She hit 35 forehand winners , including the match-ending shot for her first Cincinnati quarterfinals. 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 She’s expecting a lot of attention at the U.S. Open, where she reached the final last year and lost to Sloane Stephens — her best showing in a Grand Slam event.“I think it’s the first time I’m going to have to be someone defending, getting to the finals of a Slam,” she said. “I have never done it. That’s going to be a new experience for me.”Stephens didn’t fare so well, getting upset by Elise Mertens 7-6 (8), 6-2. The third-ranked Stephens couldn’t overcome 37 unforced errors that helped Mertens get only her second career win over a Top 5 player.Play began with three matches held over from the previous night. Top-ranked Simona Halep faced the most unusual challenge.Fresh off her second Rogers Cup title, Halep arrived in Cincinnati looking to extend her momentum. On Wednesday night, she appeared to aggravate her lower back on a 105 mph serve during the second set against qualifier Ajla Tomljanovic. After dropping the first three games of the final set, she took a medical timeout for treatment.ADVERTISEMENT Ex-Portugal boss appointed as South Korea head coach Novak Djokovic, of Serbia, serves to Grigor Dimitrov, Bulgaria, at the Western & Southern Open tennis tournament Thursday, Aug. 16, 2018, in Mason, Ohio. (AP Photo/John Minchillo)MASON, Ohio— Novak Djokovic’s quest for his first Western & Southern Open title ran into a different obstacle Thursday night, with batches of rain forcing his match against defending champion Grigor Dimitrov to be suspended overnight.Roger Federer’s match against Leonardo Mayer was postponed until Friday as well, along with several others pushed back by day-long rain that made a mess of the brackets.ADVERTISEMENT Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Halep returned to the court and took control, running off four straight games for a 4-3 lead when rain arrived. Seventeen hours later, she was back on court and needed only 5 minutes and eight points to complete the 4-6, 6-3, 6-3 win Thursday afternoon.“I have learned that I don’t have to give up, because anything can happen,” she said.Halep was scheduled to then face Ashleigh Barty in the final match of the day, but it, too, was rescheduled for Friday morning.Two other second-round matches were completed on Thursday as well.Amanda Anisimova beat qualifier Petra Martic 6-4, 6-3 in a match suspended overnight. Fourth-seeded Juan Martin del Potro beat Hyeon Chung 6-2, 6-3, finally completing the second round in late afternoon. The winners faced the challenge of playing essentially two full matches in one day.They were spared when the late rain moved in.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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Election may alter plans for fire house

first_imgLA HABRA HEIGHTS – It was only a month ago when the City Council settled on a site for the construction of a new fire station. But Tuesday’s election might change that. Voters elected attorney Layne Baroldi and businessman Howard Vipperman – and both oppose the council’s decision to build the fire station at the southwest corner of Hacienda and West Roads. Along with Councilman Stan Carroll, who also opposed the Hacienda/West site, the three could create a new majority to overturn the decision. “A lot is going to be riding on Mr. Carroll,” said Councilman Fred Klein, who lost his re-election bid Tuesday, bringing an end to his 13 years on the council. “I want to talk to the city manager as much as I can before I make that decision,” he said. “You should make the decision on the facts.” Vipperman and Baroldi both said they believe the council should put off a vote, scheduled to be made at tonight’s 7:30 meeting, on hiring a company to handle an environmental review of the fire station site. Baroldi attributed his strong victory – he received 40 percent of the vote – to his strategy of door-to-door campaigning. “I made a commitment to go to every door in La Habra Heights,” he said. “I covered about 85 percent of the mileage of the streets of the city. If you’re going to run for an office, you should meet the people.” Klein attributed his loss to several factors, including the fact that he had been on the council for a long time. Also, a low voter turnout of 35 percent did not help. “I’ve been there 13 years and have a record the others could shoot at, where those running against me had no record,” he said. “My vote against the (zoning) ordinance hurt me with one part of the residents and the vote on the fire house hurt with another.” mike.sprague@sgvn.com (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Carroll has not offered an alternate location but instead has said he wants the city to first survey residents on where they would put the new station. Vipperman said Wednesday he plans to lead the charge to reverse the council’s decision. He wants the new fire station built at the same site where the existing facility is now, near City Hall. “I believe the voters in La Habra Heights have sent a clear message to the City Council: Don’t put the fire station at West and Hacienda,” he said. Vipperman believes leaving the fire station where it is located now is a less-expensive alternative than building at the Hacienda/West site. Baroldi, however, said he’s not sure where the new station should go. last_img read more

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Heskey agrees short-term deal at Bolton

first_img Emile Heskey 1 Former England international Emile Heskey has penned a short-term deal at SChampionship side Bolton.The 36-year-old, who has been without a club since leaving Australian A-League side Newcastle Jets, has been training with Neil Lennon’s men and played for their under-21 side this week.He has done enough to impress Lennon, who he played with at Leicester, and earned a short-term deal, following in the footsteps of fellow veteran striker Eidur Gudjohnsen who signed a similar contract earlier this month.Wanderers must wait for international clearance in order for Heskey, whose last English club was Aston Villa, to be available for their Boxing Day clash with Blackburn.Heskey has played 62 times for England and also featured for Liverpool, Birmingham and Wigan.last_img read more

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MAN ‘ABANDONED’ BY FRIENDS AT WEDDING CRASHED INTO ROUNDABOUT

first_imgA man who was abandoned by his friends at a wedding in Letterkenny got into his car after drinking and then crashed it into a roundabout.Letterkenny District Court.Rodney Tighe, 35, had been the designated driver while they were attending a wedding at the Radisson Hotel in the town. However he fell out with his friends and decided to drive.A Garda told Letterkenny District Court that on September 21st last at 2.30am they were on patrol on Pearse Road.They noticed a man taking off at the lights and then he suddenly crashed into an island.He was taken to Letterkenny Garda station and failed a breath test.A taxi-driver also approached Gardai after the crash and said he had witnessed Tighe of 30 Melmount Road, Strabane, driving on the wrong side of the road at Neil T Blaney Road before doing a u-turn.Gardai said 35 year old Tighe was very co-operative when he was brought to the Garda station.The court heard he was a single man with a four year old daughter who earned £70 a week.He was unemployed but had worked as a chef.The court heard that €180 worth of damage had been caused to the roundabout and that Tighe had the money to pay for it in court.Judge Paul Kelly fined Tighe €200 and ordered the money go to the local council and also fined him a further €100 and banned him fro driving for two years on the drink-driving charge.MAN ‘ABANDONED’ BY FRIENDS AT WEDDING CRASHED INTO ROUNDABOUT was last modified: January 21st, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:drink drivingJudge Paul KellyLetterkenny District CourtRodney Tighelast_img read more

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Jose Mourinho’s representatives release statement denying tax fraud claims

first_img1 Jose Mourinho Jose Mourinho’s representatives have released documents to show he “was in compliance with all his tax obligations” after it emerged Spanish prosecutors have filed a complaint accusing the Portuguese coach of committing two crimes of tax fraud to the sum of 3.3 million euros (£2.9m) during his time as Real Madrid coach.A statement from the Attorney General’s Office confirmed to Press Association Sport that the Madrid Prosecutor’s Office had lodged the papers, relating to 2011 and 2012, with the municipal court.The investigation was opened after the Spanish tax authorities informed the Public Prosecutor’s Office about perceived discrepancies in the data, with a Madrid judge now set to determine the next stage of the process.However, Mourinho’s representatives Gestifute Media issued a statement on Tuesday evening saying their client had “not received any notification” of the actions by the authorities in Spain, as well as circulating a copy of an official tax document dated July 3, 2015 which covered the periods in question.Mourinho guided Real Madrid to the 2011/12 LaLiga title, returning to manage Chelsea after leaving the Bernabeu in June 2013 before taking over as Manchester United boss last summer.“Jose Mourinho has not received any notification with regards to the news published today. To this date, neither the Spanish tax authorities, nor the public prosecutor have contacted Jose Mourinho or his advisers who were hired for the inspection process,” the statement from Gestifute Media read.“Jose Mourinho, who lived in Spain from June 2010 until May 2013, paid more than 26 million euros in taxes, with an average tax rate over 41 per cent, and accepted the regularisation proposals made by the Spanish tax authorities in 2015 regarding the years of 2011 and 2012 and entered into a settlement agreement regarding 2013.“The Spanish Government in turn, through the Tax Department, issued a certificate in which it attested that he had regularised his position and was in compliance with all his tax obligations.”Spanish authorities have also recently filed papers against Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, who is accused of evading tax of some 14.7m euros (£12.8m) by hiding income from image rights. The Portugal forward has strenuously denied the allegations and threatened to quit the country.Last year, Barcelona forward Lionel Messi and his father Jorge were found guilty of tax evasion on the Argentina international’s image rights, with more than 4m euros (£3.52m) owed in back payments.last_img read more

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High-profile attorney accused of kickbacks

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 “They’re not going to be able to prove in any way that he conspired with anyone to solicit cases,” Barnett told The Associated Press on Friday night. Barnett also said Cavallo plans to continue to represent Jaramillo. Barnett was co-counsel with Cavallo in the Haidl case. He also testified before the grand jury that handed down the current indictment against Cavallo. Rackauckas dismissed claims that the charges were retribution, adding that their timing was coincidental. “That’s just not what we do,” Rackauckas said, adding that prosecutors have been investigating the bail-bonds scheme for more than a year. “We’re not in the business of prosecuting people just because we don’t like them.” Rackauckas said the investigation began when bail-bonds agents from other companies complained that they couldn’t compete with Xtreme because of the deals it was getting for its customers. He said he didn’t know how much of a discount may have been involved. Deputy District Attorney Brian Gurwitz said Cavallo gave Xtreme “financial consideration” for the referrals, but declined to elaborate. He would not say whether Cavallo was indirectly paying the bonuses Xtreme employees received for successfully referring clients to him. Xtreme’s co-owners, Jorge Andrews Castro and Alejandro De Jesus Cruz, also were charged in the case. Along with conspiracy, Castro and Cruz face charges of using inmates to solicit customers inside the jail. Cavallo and Castro made brief court appearances Friday and will be arraigned Nov. 4. Cruz remains at large, officials said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SANTA ANA – A prominent Orange County attorney who recently represented the son of a former assistant sheriff on gang-rape charges has been indicted in connection with giving kickbacks to a bail-bonds company, prosecutors said Friday. The indictment returned this week also accused Joseph Gerard Cavallo, 50, of offering reduced rates to defendants referred to him by Xtreme Bail Bonds. If convicted, Cavallo would face a maximum of nearly four years in prison for the three felony charges, District Attorney Tony Rackauckas said. Cavallo has been involved in two high-profile cases involving the Orange County Sheriff’s Department. center_img Earlier this year, he represented Gregory Haidl, the 20-year-old son of the county’s former assistant sheriff. The younger Haidl was convicted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl with a pool cue, juice bottles and a cigarette. Cavallo also represents former Assistant Sheriff George Jaramillo, who was fired by Sheriff Michael Carona last year. Jaramillo has been charged with bribery in a separate corruption case. Last month, Cavallo filed a $5 million lawsuit accusing the sheriff of threatening him over his representation of Jaramillo. Cavallo’s attorney, John D. Barnett, has said the allegations against Cavallo were political retribution for both the lawsuit and Cavallo’s vocal criticism of the District Attorney’s Office during the Haidl case. He called it “very curious” that the charges came after Cavallo criticized the District Attorney’s Office’s handling of those cases. last_img read more

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Ryanair passenger found with bomb was still allowed to fly

first_imgPhoto: Ryanair. According to the Irish Independent Nadeem Mulhammed (43) was arrested by police on suspicion of terrorism after “batteries wrapped in brown tape” was found in his bag.He was boarding a Ryanair flight to Bergamo when he was held under the UK’s terrorism act at security.However, after allegedly telling officers the device had been planted by someone else, he was released on bail and allowed to travel.The man flew to Italy but in the meantime, tests revealed it was a “viable device” containing sufficient explosives to cause “serious damage and loss of life” on a plane, the court heard.Upon his return back to the UK, Mr Mulhammed was arrested at Manchester Airport on Sunday and charged with being in possession of an explosive substance.The device found consisted of a “small pipe, like a large market pen’ and was filled with “smokeless propellant often found in ammunition.”Mr Muhammed was remanded in custody and is due to appear in court in March.More on Ryanair.last_img read more

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CLT20 chance to impress IPL teams: Int’l players

first_imgWith the Indian Premier League IV auction set for November, the upcoming Champions League Twenty20 comes as a big platform for players to impress upon the IPL teams and earn a fat contract with one of the 10 franchises, feel international cricketers.The three-year contracts of IPL players have ended after the successful completion of third edition of the high-profile T20 League and buoyed by the addition of two new franchises – Kochi and Pune – cricketers feel it is time to rake in some bounty by consistent performances in the CLT20 which starts at the Wanderers on Friday.”The tournament is a great opportunity for each and every individual to showcase their potential and come to the notice of IPL teams.”I consider it is a very very crucial tournament because it gave me my big break in IPL,” said big-hitting West Indian all-rounder Kieron Pollard, who shot to limelight playing for Trinidad and Tobago in the inaugural CLT20 in India.”Each and every cricketer will be now eyeing the IPL IV auctions,” said Pollard, who played for Mumbai Indians in the IPL III.On personal and team’s front, Pollard is looking to put up consistent performances for Mumbai Indians in the upcoming event.”It’s (CLT20) gonna be great. It is my first time in South Africa and I am looking forward to the challenges. We played good cricket throughout the tournament in last IPL but it was disappointing to lose the final.”The conditions here are different. It is more like Australia but being an international cricketer you need to play in all sorts of environment,” Pollard added.advertisementSouth African middle-order batsman J P Duminy too agreed with his Mumbai Indians team-mate and said CLT20 is a good opportunity for players to catch the eyes of IPL franchises.”Definitely, I think so because it is the right time to put your name on the map. A lot of people will be watching these performances and the players will be geared up to perform here and earn big contracts,” said the left-hander.However, temperamental India off-spinner Harbhajan Singh thinks otherwise and feels consistency should be the only criteria to judge a player’s potential.”According to me that’s a wrong perception. One or two tournaments are not enough to judge a player’s capabilities.You need to see his past performances and future abilities. He should have done well over a period of time,” the 30-year-old tweaker, who will also represent Mumbai Indians in the second Champions League T20 here, said.The CLT20 starts with Mumbai Indians taking on local side Highveld Lions in the opening match.last_img read more

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Warriors Take Down Grizzlies, 98-78

first_imgOAKLAND, Calif. — Down and out just days earlier, the Golden State Warriors suddenly look alive and well again.Stephen Curry turned in an MVP-worthy performance, Klay Thompson snapped out of his shooting funk and the Warriors rolled past the Memphis Grizzlies 98-78 on May 13 to take a 3-2 lead in their Western Conference semifinal series.“It’s like wine,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said about learning how to stop Memphis. “It gets better with time.”The Warriors turned up the league’s top-rated defense and finally found their rhythm from long range.Curry scored 18 points on six 3-pointers and added a career-playoff high six steals to go with seven rebounds and five assists. Thompson scored 21 points, and Harrison Barnes had 14 as the Warriors won their second straight game in impressive fashion.Golden State can close out the Grizzlies in Game 6 on Friday night in Memphis.“I think I said the first couple games, ‘Our defense was good enough, but it wasn’t championship defense,’” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I was wrong. This is what it’s going to take.”With defensive stopper Tony Allen sidelined with a left hamstring injury, the Grizzlies struggled to contain Golden State’s streaky shooters. The Warriors made 14-of-30 shots from 3-point range, while Memphis made just four of 15 from long distance.Marc Gasol had 18 points and 12 rebounds, and Zach Randolph had 13 points and 10 boards for a Grizzlies team suddenly on the brink of elimination. It was Memphis’ lowest point total in these playoffs.“Everybody’s saying we couldn’t score because Tony Allen’s on the floor. We put up 78 without him,” Grizzlies coach Dave Joerger said.Since going down 2-1 in the series, the top-seeded Warriors have rediscovered their regular-season form — swarming defense, pace-and-space offense and lots of long-range swishes.And for the second time in three nights, Memphis had no answer for them.“They’re moving the ball. They’re getting a lot more penetration. Everybody,” said Grizzlies guard Mike Conley, who scored 13 points wearing a mask over his still-healing face. “When you do that, it’s always tough to stop.”The Grizzlies had hoped to find an offensive rhythm to match Golden State’s scoring punch. Instead, Jeff Green and veteran Vince Carter struggled to supply the same energy and intensity on defense as Allen, who wore a suit on the bench and often waved instructions to his teammates.Curry carried the Warriors back from an early 13-point deficit, connecting on four 3-pointers to give Golden State a 26-25 lead at the end of the first quarter.He motioned his hands wildly to the roaring, golden-yellow-shirt-wearing sellout crowd following the fourth make just before the buzzer, showing as much emotion as he ever has at home.“You feel the energy of the crowd,” Curry said. “It was a cool moment.”Added Kerr: “It was a miracle we had the lead after the first quarter.” The Warriors never gave it back, either.Barnes helped build the momentum with several big plays in the second quarter, and Curry came back with another from long distance to put Golden State up 49-41 at the half.The Warriors wore down the short-handed Grizzlies following the break with a fast-pace tempo that never relented.They led 74-57 through three quarters and went ahead by 24 points early in the fourth on Thompson’s four-point play, turning the game into the type of home wipe-out that became routine in the regular season, when they rolled to a franchise-record 67 wins.“That’s our brand of basketball,” Green said. “We got a couple of stops and all of a sudden the game started changing. It’s tough for anybody to keep up with us in transition, but that has to start on the defensive end.”(ANTONIO GONZALEZ, AP Basketball Writer)TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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