Weber State Men’s Basketball Reveals Basketball Alumni Classic Rosters; Damian Lillard To Play on “White” Team

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOGDEN, Utah-Saturday, as Weber State men’s basketball participates in the men’s basketball alumni classic at the Dee Events Center, the rosters for each squad have been revealed.With rising Portland Trail Blazers superstar guard and Weber State alum Damian Lillard, serving as master of ceremonies, the purple team will square off against the white team.The purple team features former Wildcats NCAA Tournament hero Harold “The Show” Arceneaux, Jermaine Boyette, Pat Danley, Doug Ellertson, Timmy Gibbs, John Hamilton, Shawn Moore, Justin Nielsen, David Patten, Mike Sivulich, Andy Smith, Nic Sparrow, Walt Tyler and Brody Van Brocklin. They will be coached by Joe Cravens.The white team consists of Lillard, Lance Allred, Kyle Bullinger, Marlon Carter, Ryan Cuff, Jimmy DeGraffenried, James Hajek, Nick Hansen, Dan Henry, Jamaal Jenkins, Lewis Lofton, Darin Mahoney, Josh Noble, Frank Otis and Steve Panos. Current Wildcats head coach Randy Rahe will coach the white team.Lillard and other Wildcats alums will be on hand from 4:00-5:00 pm in the northern concourse of the Dee Events Center to sign autographs. Doors will open at 3:30 pm.The fun begins at 5:30 pm with a shooting stars and a 3-point contest.The game is noteworthy as it features five former Big Sky Conference MVP’s, Lillard, DeGraffenried, Arceneaux, Boyette and Patten. August 20, 2019 /Sports News – Local Weber State Men’s Basketball Reveals Basketball Alumni Classic Rosters; Damian Lillard To Play on “White” Team Tags: Alumni Game/Andy Smith/Brody Van Brocklinn/Damian Lillard/Dan Henry/Darin Mahoney/David Patten/Dee Events Center/Doug Ellertson/Frank Otis/Harold “The Show” Arceneaux/Jamaal Jenkins/James Hajek/Jermaine Boyette/Jimmy DeGraffenried/John Hamilton/Josh Noble/Josh Nole/Justin Nielsen/Kyle Bullinger/Lance Allred/Lewis Lofton/Marlon Carter/Mike Sivulich/Nic SParrow/Nick Hansen/Pat Danley/Randy Rahe/Ryan Cuff/Shawn Moore/Steve Panos/Timmy Gibbs/Walt Tyler/Weber State Men’s Basketball Brad Jameslast_img read more

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Vikberg to replace Hansson as SPK chief executive

first_imgLars-Åke Vikberg has been named CEO of SPK, Sweden’s pension fund for the banking industry.He will replace Peter Hansson on 1 September, with the current chief executive set to retire after 25 years at the helm.Vikberg is currently an independent consultant, and was chief executive of KPA Pension between 2009 and 2015.Hansson joined SPK in 1993 and became CEO in 2005. Along with chief investment officer Stefan Ros, he oversaw a major overhaul of the fund’s investment strategy in 2014 following a change in discount rate rules in Sweden. The fund shifted from 70% in core fixed income to allocate significant portions of the portfolio to infrastructure, risk premia, and alternative fixed income strategies. Peter Hansson collects one of SPK’s many IPE awardsAlongside his career at SPK, Hansson also chaired the Swedish occupational pension fund association, Tjänstepensionsförbundet, between 2008 and 2017.He told IPE that, following a transition period, he would consider non-executive roles or board memberships. He is currently chair of the investment committee for a Swedish children’s cancer charity.SPK won the award for best Swedish pension fund for the sixth consecutive year at IPE’s annual conference in Prague in November last year.last_img read more

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Northwestern throttles Syracuse 48-27

first_imgEVANSTON, Ill. — Fifty-one seconds was all it took.In less than a minute, Northwestern showed Syracuse who was boss and with how much utter dominance they would boss the Orange around Saturday night.Wildcats quarterback Kain Colter completed his first four passes as the NU offense whizzed 75 yards down the field and scored on a Treyvon Green 8-yard reception. A 15-yard face-mask penalty sandwiched in the middle of the four completions didn’t help either.From that point on everything was crystal clear. The No. 19 Wildcats (2-0) bullied the Orange (0-2) in all facets of the game, running away with a 48-27 victory in front of 38,033 at Ryan Field in Evanston, Ill.The game’s first sequence set the tone for what would turn out to be a disastrous, painful night for the Orange.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn the very next drive, the script flipped. Well, sort of. This time the offense was anemic and the defense was good enough. But Syracuse was still on the wrong end of the exchange.Drew Allen was sacked for a loss on the first play, just like he was in week one. This time he fumbled, too, but Syracuse guard Ivan Foy recovered it.That lack of continuity and pure ugliness was a preview of what was to come all night. The Orange managed one first down on the drive, but only scrapped together three the entire first quarter.Syracuse’s run game was nonexistent yet again. Thirty-five rush yards at the half. One-hundred and thirty three by the end of the game.The passing game wasn’t much better. Drew Allen finished 27-of-41 for 279 yards, four interceptions and one touchdown before giving way to Terrel Hunt midway through the fourth quarter. Overall though, Syracuse struggled to generate any offensive fluidity all night.Northwestern, meanwhile, looked every bit the part of a legit Top 25 team. This wasn’t the same team that eked by the Orange a year ago in the final seconds. Rejuvenated and stacked with new and improved weapons, the Wildcats pummeled SU all night.The scariest part is that they didn’t have arguably their best player in Venric Mark. Mark bludgeoned Syracuse last year in the season opener, compiling a video game-esque 67 yards per punt return.On Saturday, with Mark out of the picture – and mercifully so for SU – Tony Jones emerged as an unstoppable weapon.Just like Penn State’s Allen Robinson thrashed the Orange last week, Jones took advantage of Syracuse’s incredibly inconsistent secondary, finishing with nine receptions for 185 yards and a touchdown.In the second quarter, Colter rushed for a 16-yard touchdown, Colton Jones caught a touchdown pass from Northwestern’s second quarterback Trevor Siemann, and SU found itself in an irreversible ditch.Syracuse trailed 34-7 at halftime. The second half was merely a formality. Colter, Jones and Green had done all the damage they would need to in the first half.The Orange chopped away at the lead bit-by-bit. A Prince-Tyson Gulley 9-yard touchdown rush made the score 41-20 Northwestern with 10:22 remaining.But Treyvon Green and the Wildcats responded to officially crush any miniscule change the Orange had at a comeback. Northwestern’s offensive firepower, combined with a woeful effort from Syracuse, paved the way for a Wildcat win, as the Orange remains winless. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 7, 2013 at 9:52 pm Contact Trevor: [email protected] | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

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BGC: Casino and nightclub comparison ‘neither true, nor fair’

first_img Related Articles The Betting and Gaming Council (BGC) has hit back at suggestions that casinos were similar to night clubs in terms of spreading coronavirus.During a Facebook Live session, Welsh First Minister Mark Drakeford likened casinos to nightclubs in risk profile, claiming that there was an ‘additional risk of coronavirus spreading’.Responding to questions on potential casinos reopening, Drakeford said: “We are down to quite a small number of places now that we have not been able to reopen in Wales, and of course we will go on thinking about them and seeing if there’s anything we can do.“But just as I described nightclubs as places that are generally dark and intimate, well casinos are the same aren’t they? You know, they are places where people are close to one another and where the atmosphere is part of the product that is on offer.“The atmosphere is one in which there are additional risks of coronavirus spreading, so we will think carefully about casinos and the small number of other places that cannot reopen as part of the current three week review.”Responding to the claims, the BGC has urged the First Minister and members of Public Health Wales to visit a local casino to see the measures that have been put in place to ensure that both visitors and staff remain safe.In a letter to Drakeford, the BGC Chief Executive, Michael Dugher, noted his strong disagreement with the comparison calling it “neither true, nor fair” and highlighted the impact that the uncertainty was having on the staff employed across the four casinos in Wales.He said: “Casinos are not remotely like nightclubs and have invested heavily to ensure that our venues are safe for both our colleagues and customers alike.“Ensuring the safety of our staff and customers is paramount, and the extensive work undertaken by the sector to ensure that casinos are ready to re-open safely shows this.“Our members have worked closely with public health bodies and been reassured that the measures in place, such as Perspex screens, sanitisation equipment, and sophisticated track and trace systems, as well as strong social distancing measures are excellent.“The four casinos operating in Wales are ready and eager to re-open safely to the public and to play their part in re-building the economy.” BGC calls for updates to ‘outdated’ payment regulations August 21, 2020 UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Share Share BGC lauds success of whistle to whistle ban August 21, 2020 StumbleUpon Submitlast_img read more

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All roads lead to the ‘Fiesta at the Fair’ – the 89th annual Sumner County Fair!

first_imgSubmitted to Sumner Newscow — On August 4-7, 2016, all roads in Sumner County will be leading to the 89th Annual Sumner County Fair to be held in Caldwell.  FIESTA AT THE FAIR is the theme this year, and lots of new activities have been planned for the three day event.  Everyone is encouraged to mark their calendars and come to the fair!Be sure to show your fair pride by purchasing and wearing a fair button.  There will be button drawings at the stage shows.  The annual Medallion Hunt will start on Thursday evening this year.  The grand prize drawing will be held on Saturday with five – $100 prizes being given away.Several changes have been made in the schedule of events this year and several new events have been added.  One of the major changes is the time and venue for the Sumner County Fair Horse Show.  The horse show will be held on Saturday, July 30 at the rodeo arena just south of Argonia.  Brian Watts is the chairman for the event which has registration at 5:30 and the show at 6 p.m.  This is an open show so come join the fun.The first major change of fair week will happen on Thursday, August 4.  The buildings will be open for entering exhibits from 4 to 8 p.m., and 4-H consultative judging will take place at this time.  Exhibits will be received again from 8 to 10:30 a.m. Friday with judging beginning at 11 a.m.  Please note this time change and bring your exhibits early. Check the fair tab and website to see what exhibits you can bring to the fair. Also, due to road construction, the Tractor Pull has found a new home this year. It’s going to be east of town on 1759 S Greene Rd. Right by the Welcome to Caldwell sign. Caldwell Farm Repair was gracious enough to host so they wouldn’t have to cancel.Plan to participate in the Fiesta at the Fair themed contests which include a fiesta photograph containing the colors orange, yellow, green, and red, a salsa contest, a cactus contest, and a quilt block contest.  Information about all of these contests can be found in the fair tab and on the website.Friday afternoon there will be two new events for everyone to enjoy. From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a Fiesta Scavenger Hunt for teams of two armed with a camera!  Then at 3 p.m. plan to participate in the Critter Costume Contest.  Information and rules for both these events can be found on the fair website www.sumnercountyksfair.com or on Julia Strnad’s and Laura Young’s face book pages.Also, on Friday the swine show will be at 8 a.m.; shepherd’s lead at 4:30 p.m. followed by the sheep show at 5 p.m.  The second annual Herding Heroes event will be at 6 p.m. followed by the goat show at 7 p.m.Another change happens at 7 p.m.; this is the time for the Kiddie Pedal Pull to be held in front of the goat barn.  Kids need a fair button to pull, and a drawing for five $10 kid’s prizes will be held at the pull.   Grand opening of the fair will be at 8 p.m. followed by the Fiesta Follies under the direction of Suzie Yunker; at the conclusion of the follies Ventriloquist Greg Claassen will take the stage for a show.   From 9 to 11 p.m. bingo will top off the evening.Both Friday and Saturday evening from 7 to 11 p.m. fair goers will be able to enjoy laser tag, inflatables, some carnival and pony rides.  Advanced armbands are $20 and armbands purchased on site are $25.  Armbands are good for everything during one four-hour session. Check the website and Facebook page for places to purchase advanced armbands before 5 p.m. on August 5.  Both Friday and Saturday afternoon Mill Creek Lumber will have a free water slide available for everyone’s enjoyment.This year, Sumner County fair officials will again BEDAZZLE YOUR JEANS.  This event is a county fundraising contest to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness.  Again, detailed information can be found on the website, but basically one picks a category and theme and brings a plain pair of jeans.  Then bring your Bedazzled Jeans to the Sumner County Fair on Friday August 5 from 8 a.m. until noon.  The jeans will be displayed so people can vote for their favorite pair. Be on the lookout for Fiesta Fred and his BIG jeans around the county this summer.  Cash equals votes!!  Be sure to support this worthy cause!Saturday is a jammed packed day at the fair!  Plan to come and spend the day, visit with friends and neighbors, watch the parade, and enjoy the free concert.  Saturday has been designated as Ag Day.  Be sure to visit the Ag Building and see all the exhibits including the new barn quilt class entries; the fair association will be selling chances on two barn quilts, a 1×1 and 2×2 created by Sammie Strnad!  Another new event will be a Fiesta Beef Cook Off from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.  Rules and information can be found on the website or on Julia Strnad’s or Laura Young’s face book pages.  There will be special Ag Day demonstrations from 3 to 5 p.m.  Livestock shows on Saturday include the Bucket Calf Show at 9 a.m. followed by the Beef Show.  The PeeWee show will be at 3 p.m. with the Round Robin Showmanship Contest immediately following.The Kolache Kitchen will open at 9 a.m. at the Nostalgia Nook.  The Czech Kitchen and Beer Garden will open at 10 a.m.The Antique Tractor Show will be at 10 a.m., and the pull at 1 p.m. The pull will be east of the rock community building across the railroad tracks.  The Antique Car and Truck Show will be from 2 to 4 p.m.The Baked Pie Contest will be held in the fair building with entries being taken at 1:30 p.m. and judging at 2 p.m.  Pies and 4-H cookie jars will be auctioned off at 7:30 p.m. prior to the platform program.Kid’s Day events will be held on Saturday afternoon – another change.  The petting zoo will be open from 2 to 4 p.m.  A kid’s button drawing for 5 ten dollar prizes will be at 2:00 pm followed by another new event – turtle races, back by popular demand! Turtles will be provided, so come join the fun for kids of all ages!!  At 3 pm annual sand pile dig will commence! At 4:00 pm there will be Fiesta Pinatas for all age groups!  Also during Kid’s Day Bucklepalooza with Booster Rooster will be present with singing, dancing, and games!!  Marci Bristor, the Kid’s Day chairman, is planning some surprise events also!    All these events will take place on the fairgrounds where the stage usually sits.  Come join the fun!!The Kiddie Parade, led by the winners of the Critter Costume Contest, will be at 5:45 pm just prior to the Grand Parade.  There will be another kid’s button drawing for five $10 prizes prior to the parade.  The Grand Parade will begin at 6:30 p.m.  Parade personnel have been working diligently to bring new entries to the parade.  Theme for the parade this year is FIESTA AT THE FAIR.  Every business, club, church, and organization is encouraged to build a float and enter the parade!The free concert this year will be presented by Gypsy Soul Recording Artist MIKE LOVE and his band.  Be sure to thank the many businesses who helped sponsor them.  Finish off the evening with bingo from 10 to midnight!The annual Border Queen 5K and 1 mile run will start off the final fair day at 7:30 a.m. on Sunday.  The popular color run has been changed from 5K to 1 mile and will be at 8:30 a.m.  Registration information and forms are available on the website.Be sure to come to the Community Building for the County Fair Community Church Service at 10 a.m.  This event just keeps growing each year so plan to be a part of it!Check out time for all exhibits has been changed to noon Sunday this year.  Once the buildings are cleared, the Community Building will be reset for the Buyer’s BBQ which will begin at 1:30 p.m.  The final event of the 89th Annual Sumner County Fair will be the video Junior Livestock Auction at 3:00 p.m. Come and support both the Livestock Auctions!Post fair events include a Figure 8 Race on August 19 and the Demolition Derby on August 20.  Kid’s power wheel and lawnmower events will be held both nights.  Mark your calendars for these two popular events and come to the race arena on the west edge of Caldwell both nights!2016 Sumner County Fair Tabloids will be out the week of July 18.  Hope to see everyone at the 89th Annual Sumner County Fair!Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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Neymar ready to act as mentor to Richarlison

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Brazil captain Neymar has revealed he is acting as a mentor to rising Everton star Richarlison.Richarlison has won a place in the Brazil squad this season after impressing for Everton following his transfer from Watford.The 21-year-old has scored twice in his first four appearances for the Selecao and will feature in their friendly against Uruguay at Arsenal’s Emirates Stadium on Friday.Paris Saint-Germain striker Neymar, who has hit 59 goals in 94 caps, has been impressed by Richarlison’s emergence and is taking the youngster under his wing.“Everybody knows that Richarlison is a really great player and a really nice guy,” Neymar told reporters on Thursday.“He has this trick to solve matches, to play well in great matches as he is doing now for Everton.“I expect him to grow up, to keep developing in his career.“I hope I can help him to achieve his goals and to help inside the pitch and even outside the pitch, as a friend, as a colleague. “And if he is as smart as he is showing he is, he will try to keep with working well to be a really great player in the future.”Richarlison celebrated his first Brazil goal, in September’s 5-0 win over El Salvador, by performing a dance with Neymar.And Neymar admitted he is under pressure to repeat the celebration against South American rivals Uruguay.“My son already asked me and Richarlison to do the dance of the bird – the pigeon – in the next match,” he added.After being reunited with Everton boss Marco Silva, who managed him at Watford, Richarlison has been one of the most impressive players in the Premier League this season, with six goals in 10 league fixtures.Brazil manager Tite has been impressed with Richarlison’s ability to cope with his new-found status as a star for club and country.“He grew up in Brazil very fast, he rushed many things and we could see that he had a potential since he was a boy,” Tite said.“He’s really strong in his mind. This is something he showed us playing in America (friendlies against the United States and El Salvador) and in Brazil, also for Fluminense and Watford. He’s really a great player.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Termites: If You Can’t Lick ’Em, Mimic ’Em

first_imgTermites, despite their bad rap, have something to teach human homebuilders.  Their mounds are self-sufficient, air-conditioned, environmentally friendly and cheap to run, according to a story in EurekAlert.  “The mounds incorporate a complicated network of tunnels and air conduits designed to channel air flow for the control of internal air quality, temperature and moisture levels.”    A multidisciplinary team of scientists and engineers in the UK is studying termite “smart” mounds in 3D for ideas on how human habitats could “meet all energy, waste management and other needs on site.” Maybe the termites in your walls are trying to tell you something: “This is no way to build a house!  Watch us.”  We humans tend to build rectangular things.  The free-form design of termite mounds strikes us as sloppy or makeshift, when really there is a deeper design that provides more efficiency, if we would only shake off our miter-box chauvinism.    Some “cave men” have lived in structures that look remarkably like termite mounds and possess some of the same benefits.  In Cappadocia in the land of Turkey, people have lived in natural cone-shaped caves for thousands of years (click here for pictures and history).  The dwellings are “naturally air-conditioned; cool in hot summers and warm and easy to heat in harsh winters,” according to the Hidden Turkey travel site.  (For wonderful photos of these dwellings, order the Turkey CD-Rom from Bible Places.)  If the trend in biomimetics (engineering that imitates nature) continues, wouldn’t it be an interesting skyline to see New York as a cluster of buildings resembling termite mounds.    This otherwise interesting story is marred by Darwinite hot air that adds nothing but halitosis:“Mounds built by highly-evolved African termites could inspire new types of building that are self-sufficient, environmentally friendly and cheap to run.”“Furthermore, the termites have evolved in such a way that they out source some biological functions, for example, digestive functions to a fungus that they farm inside the mound.”“In fact, in physiological terms, the termites have evolved to outsource many of their homeostatic functions, such as thermo-regulation, respiration, moisture regulation, and even digestion, into the mound structure itself.”As usual, the Darwinites fail to tell us how these termites came up with their efficient and intelligent designs by chance, but just assume they did so, somehow out there on the hot plains of Africa.  Apparently necessity is the mother of emergence (see 02/25/2003 commentary).(Visited 14 times, 1 visits today)FacebookTwitterPinterestSave分享0last_img read more

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Ricci Rivero shuts down transfer rumors

first_imgEmbattled swingman Ricci Rivero reiterated that he’s still with La Salle, shutting down rumors of his possible transfer.ADVERTISEMENT John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises “We’re surprised because we expected them to tell us to not have those endorsement deals during the season so that we’re more focused with the new coach and all,” he said. “We know it’s more ok if we’ll bond together and have the same mindset when the season is ongoing. But we were surprised when we’re about to start our training and that’s the first thing they said.”Despite the issue surrounding his future in Taft, Rivero clarified he’s still with La Salle.“There’s no truth to [transfer rumors]. As of now, I’m just waiting if there will be a meeting again with the (La Salle) managers,” he said. “As of now, I still attend classes everyday. We just asked to take a leave of absence first from our trainings,” Rivero said on Monday as he joined the Gilas Pilipinas evening sessions at Meralco Gym.News surrounding Rivero’s status with the Green Archers surfaced over the weekend, with the school’s Office for Sports Development releasing a statement clarifying that the 20-year-old, together with brother Prince and teammate Brent Paraiso, won’t be attending the trainings due to their current commercial commitments.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Read Next La Salle has recently implemented a new policy prohibiting players from entering into sponsorship agreements with commercial entities as it seeks to have its players be in a better mindset under the guidance of new coach Louie Gonzalez.Rivero said that he personally asked to take the leave as he wanted to honor his word with his bevy of endorsement deals.“Even before that, I already signed the contracts. So it’s hard on my side to have said yes already and not honor that. I asked the coaches if we can take the leave and they said yes so that we can finish our commitments to the other brands,” he said.However, Rivero said that they were caught by surprise with the new policy as they expected the implementation to be done at the start of UAAP Season 81.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena sting [email protected] clarifies that as of now, he’s still enrolled in La Salle and reiterated that he just asked to take a leave of absence due to the new school policy regarding player endorsements. pic.twitter.com/ZzQ3buG9zH— Randolph B. Leongson (@RLeongsonINQ) February 5, 2018 Cool runnings too as Malaysia, Singapore take up Winter Olympics challenge Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH LATEST STORIES AFP official booed out of forum Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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Australian Open: History beckons as Serena Williams shoots for Slam history

first_imgMOST READ The 37-year-old enters the tournament ranked 16 in the world but has proved in the past that such numbers mean little to her, despite fresh memories of her meltdown in losing the US Open final to Naomi Osaka in September.Her 2017 triumph Down Under gave Williams the outright open era record for singles majors ahead of Steffi Graf’s 22, leaving only Court’s tally of 24 titles — 13 of which were earned in the amateur era before 1968 — for Williams to chase.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool starsWilliams missed her first chance to match Court when losing last year’s Wimbledon final to Angelique Kerber, and said ahead of the Australian Open that she was taking nothing for granted.“It’s something that I clearly want but I have to be able to get there and beat a lot of good players to get it,” the American said. TS Kammuri to enter PAR possibly a day after SEA Games opening Regarding the controversial final against Osaka at Flushing Meadows — when she raged against umpire Carlos Ramos who imposed three code violations, the final one resulting in the loss of a game — Williams said she had put it put behind her and intended to “move on to bigger and better things”.Bookmakers in Australia have installed Williams as a short-priced favourite for the title with her US Open conqueror Osaka — the first Japanese player to win a Grand Slam — next in the betting.Osaka shinesThe 21-year-old Osaka backed up her US Open win by riding a wave of fanatical home support to reach the final of the Pan-Pacific Open in Tokyo without dropping a set.She warmed up for Melbourne by making the semi-finals of the Brisbane International last week, where she blamed a poor attitude for losing to Lesia Tsurenko.ADVERTISEMENT But the 20-year-old Aryna Sabalenka from Belarus has zoomed up the rankings from 73rd at the start of 2018 to number 11 on the back of tournament wins in New Haven and Wuhan, and is a dark horse to emulate Osaka and achieve a maiden Grand Slam.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I feel like last year I did a lot of that,” she said. “I’m trying to change it more, and I think I have.”While she is the leading light for the next generation, the world number four’s status as second favourite points to a lack of serious rivals for Williams among the more established players.Wozniacki, ranked three, started last season by winning her first Grand Slam in Melbourne and returning to world number one, but ended it in October with the bombshell announcement that she had been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis.The 28-year-old Dane insists she can manage the debilitating auto-immune condition, which sometimes leaves her so exhausted she cannot raise her arms above her head.Wozniacki proved she can still compete by winning in Beijing in October but whether she can cope with the gruelling two-week slog of a Grand Slam remains to be seen, and she was bundled out of the Auckland Classic last week in round two.Halep cloudWorld number one Simona Halep of Romania comes into the tournament under a fitness cloud after a nagging back injury curtailed her 2018 season.Second-ranked Angelique Kerber has already indicated her priority for 2019 will be the French Open, the only Slam to elude the 30-year-old German in her career.Maria Sharapova has failed to impress since returning from a doping ban and, now ranked 30, is looking some way from the player who won five Grand Slams.Two-time major champion and former number one Garbine Muguruza was another who had an injury-blighted 2018 which saw her drop out of the top 10. SEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completion Serena Williams of the US plays the ball to Venus Williams of the US, during the 2018 Mubadala World Tennis Championship match in Abu Dhabi, on December 27, 2018. (Photo by GIUSEPPE CACACE / AFP)Serena Williams is back in Melbourne as hot favorite to repeat her 2017 Australian Open win and claim a record-equalling 24th Grand Slam with rivals, including defending champion Caroline Wozniacki, battling health issues and poor form.Williams won her 23rd title and seventh at Melbourne Park while eight weeks pregnant two years ago, and now attempts to match Margaret Court’s mark of 24 singles majors on the Australian’s home soil.ADVERTISEMENT PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Philippine Azkals flaunt quality under continental spotlight Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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2011 NSW State Cup Results

first_imgMen’s OpenEasts Roosters 7 defeated Hornsby Lions 6Women’s OpenCanterbury Bulldogs 4 defeated Wollongong Devils 3Women’s Open A ReservePenrith Panthers 6 defeated Wests Magpies 4Mixed OpenMurwillumbah Mavericks 6 defeated Easts Roosters 5Men’s Open BWollongong Devils 7 defeated Parramatta Eels (1) 5Women’s Open BEasts Roosters 6 defeated Nelson Bay 3Mixed Open BPort Macquarie 8 defeated Campbelltown Ghosts 7Men’s Open CCanterbury Bulldogs 5 defeated Parramatta Eels (2) 4Men’s 20’sBankstown Jets 7 defeated Penrith Panthers 3Women’s 20’sWallsend Wolves (1) 4 defeated Tamworth Thunder 3Men’s 30’sEasts Roosters 6 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Women’s 30’sManly Sea Eagles 2 defeated Wallsend Wolves 1Senior MixedNorthern Suburbs 6 defeated Wagga Wagga 5Men’s 35’sWests Magpies 6 defeated Wallsend Wolves 5Men’s 40’sManly Sea Eagles 5 defeated Wallsend Wolves 2Women’s 40’sBeresfield Bandits 6 defeated Port Macquarie 4Men’s 45’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Penrith Panthers 3Women’s 45’sEasts Roosters 4 defeated Manly Sea Eagles 3Men’s 50’sManly Sea Eagles 4 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 0To view the match reports from the State Cup, please visit the following site:www.statecup.sportingpulse.net To watch some of the highlights of the weekend, please visit the TFA YouTube Channel:www.youtube.com/touchfootballauslast_img read more

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