Baghdatis beaten at Winston-Salem Open

first_imgMarcos Baghdatis has been beaten in the round of 32 at the Winston-Salem Open, going down in three sets to French qualifier Pierre-Hugues Herbert.Making his third trip to the hard-court stop in the Emirates Airline US Open Series, Cyprus star Baghdatis lost 6-3, 2-6, 7-5.The ATP World Tour 250 event, which is held on the campus of Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, is the last tournament before the US Open. Baghdatis reached the quarter-finals in 2011, his best result.Baghdatis was in confident mood heading into the tournament, having coming off a run to the final in Atlanta – his 12th on the ATP World Tour.Despite falling to John Isner in the final, he had reeled off impressive wins over seeds Vasek Pospisil and Gilles Mullerlast_img

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Three wins on the trot for Hunters

first_imgThere was not much separating the two sides at half-time with the visitors in front at 4-0 after a Ty Carucci try in the 15th minute.Whatever Michael Marum said in the sheds worked.The Hunters came firing off the block in the second half and found the try line in just five minutes through Junior Rau who raced fifty metres to score under the posts.The kicking duties were left to halfback Watson Boas who booted the Hunters to the lead.All the momentum was now with the home side and continued pressure led to the Hunters second four pointer that came from a bulldozing Stanton Albert in the 65th minute.A last minute try to Kalifa Faifai-Loa was still not enough with the Hunters defence pulling them through to the end to win this year’s Air Niugini Kokoda Cup.The man of the match in the round 12 fixture was awarded to fullback, Adex Wera.last_img read more

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PSL-F2 stint in FIVB WCWC an ‘eye-opener’ for PH, says Daquis

first_imgPSL F2-Logistics Manila. Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s not the result the players hoped for, but for captain Rachel Anne Daquis of PSL-F2 Logistics Manila she hopes their time at the FIVB Women’s Club World Championship will be a good learning experience for Filipinos.“Eye-opener ito kasi kaya pala natin, namulat lahat,” said Daquis Sunday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT PSL-F2 Logistics went winless in its five games in the tournament with its latest loss coming at the hands of Bangkok Glass in three sets ,25-16, 25-23, 25-20, in the battle for seventh place.The hosts’ lone won set was in its final group stage match against defending champions Eczacibasi Vitra Istanbul and it is, arguably, the team’s biggest accomplishment in the world stage.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent Daquis said Filipinos are capable to compete in international tournaments, and all they need is the chance to play. “Kaya natin lumaban, kailangan lang is the chance na makapaglaro, ma-invite and mabuo nang mas maaga,” said Daquis. Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Team ‘Trabaho’ scores championship title at the last leg of Smart Siklab Saya Manila EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH MOST READ Rookie Verano leads Ateneo past struggling NU 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas We are young Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter The Philippine team that played in the WCWC was formed less than a month before its opening game, something Daquis sees as something the officials could improve on in terms of preparation.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 View commentslast_img read more

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Bonleon drills free throw to lift AMA past Gamboa

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation “They did not give up until the very end,” AMA coach Mark Herrera said. “This win will boost our confidence.”Bonleon led the Titans with 16 points, while Jaycee Ascuncion tallied 14 points, five boards, two steals and two assists.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’In the second outing, Centro Escolar University rallied late in the fourth quarter to turn back Marinerong Pilipino, 70-57, for a 4-2 slate.Orlan Wamar Jr. led with 16 points while Rodrigue Ebondo and Uri Christian combined for 24 points for the Scorpions, who erected a 68-49 cushion after a 9-1 run. —CARLO ANOLIN, CONTRIBUTOR LATEST STORIES Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks MOST READ LSU title parade draws massive crowds LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavscenter_img Cocolife holds off Generika Trump invites Duterte again to visit US – this time for March summit End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos 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 Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ View comments Orlan Wamar. PBA IMAGESMario Bonleon nailed a clutch free throw as AMA Online Education slipped past Gamboa Coffee Mix, 67-66, to score its first win in six games in the 2017 PBA D-League Foundation Cup Tuesday at Ynares Sports Arena.Bonleon nailed one of two free throws with 8.3 seconds left after getting fouled by Gamboa’s playing coach Leo Avenido.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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Don’t Listen To Empty Promises for 2017 Elections’

first_imgA prominent citizen of Kokoya Statutory District #1 in Bong County has cautioned residents of the district not to vote anyone into office come 2017 presidential and legislative elections based on their “empty promises.”Mr. Moses Tatee cautioned his kinsmen recently during a mass meeting he hosted for residents.Mr. Tatee advised the citizens to thoroughly open their “eyes and vote wisely” for a leader who will not deceive them, but will deliver the best development agenda for the district.He said if they elect the wrong person, instead of making their hope for development come true, that individual would instead disappoint the them. Tatee then urged the citizens not to also vote for people who will come to solicit their votes by giving them bags of rice and cash inducements because according to him, that individual will not look back to fulfill those campaign promises whenever he/she is elected.‘’Such a leader will deprive you of the needed development initiatives by excluding you from equal participation in the decision making process on issues affecting your lives in your respective districts,” Tatee said.He, however, urged his kinsmen to vote for people who have leadership abilities; who will have interest to develop the district.He called on the citizens to bury whatever differences they have and work together for the development of their devastated post-war district. He emphasized that when they develop their district, they will be able to sustain themselves instead of continuously depending on the government to do everything for the transformation of their district and their lives.He also urged them to desist from destructive criticisms, and constructively engage the county leadership on issues that affect their general welfare so as to reap the fruits of their many years of labor.‘’I am confident that when we as citizens unite and speak with one voice, the apparent losses which we have experienced in our district for decades will be regained. ‘’It has not been my desire to contest for the representative seat of the district in 2017, but to encourage unity, reconciliation, love and hard work for the development of our district,’’ Mr. Tatee reiterated. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Sweden stun England, France impress

first_imgElsewhere two Euro 2012 semi-finalists Germany and Portugal had to settle for draws – the Germans drawing 0-0 with arch-rivals the Netherlands in Amsterdam and the Portuguese, playing without the absent Cristiano Ronaldo, held 2-2 by Gabon.A poor result in a friendly doesn’t often provoke a sacking but Chile’s Argentinian coach Claudio Borghi was told enough was enough after his side slumped to a 3-1 defeat by Serbia – it came on top of a disappointing series of results in South American qualifying for the 2014 World Cup.“I was sacked, I didn’t resign,” said the 48-year-old.Ireland manager Giovanni Trapattoni too won’t be feeling too comfortable as his side slumped to a 1-0 home defeat by Greece – their second successive home reverse following the 6-1 humiliation by Germany in a World Cup qualifier last month.Scotland are looking for a new manager and while they gained a welcome win in caretaker manager Billy Stark’s first game in charge since Craig Levein was relieved of his duties, a 2-1 away win over minnows Luxembourg won’t have his paymasters rushing to sign him up on a permanent basis.Ibrahimovic at his very best is unstoppable and he decided that the inauguration of the new national stadium, the Friends Arena, was a suitably grand occasion for him to produce a masterclass and in doing so inflict England manager Roy Hodgson’s first defeat over 90 minutes in 12 games.Ibrahimovic, who rose to fourth in the all-time Swedish scoring list, saved his most spectacular goal for last, an outrageous long-range bicycle kick in injury time that drew a standing ovation from the Sweden dug-out.“Sometimes, when he’s doing these things, in training or in matches, you don’t think it’s possible,” said Sweden coach Erik Hamren, whose side were scoring four goals for the second successive match.“Sometimes, you think you’re watching a video game. Because it’s not possible to do that — the fourth goal, for example.”The 31-year-old striker, though, said it wasn’t his finest match for his country as he said he had played many great games for them, but when asked how he would mark his international career out of 10 he had no hesitation.“10,” he replied.France – whom Deschamps took over as coach after his fellow World Cup winning team-mate Laurent Blanc stepped down after they went out in the last eight of Euro 2012 – may have beaten a far from full strength Italy side but it left their coach a very happy man.“The result is important isn’t it? We have just recently drawn with Spain and here we have beaten the Euro 2012 finalists. That is quite something.“I am proud both of the players mental attitude and the spirit they showed.”His Italy counterpart Cesare Prandelli was far from disheartened at what was the side’s fifth successive friendly defeat.“I’d rather lose this match tonight and see the team making some progress than walk away with a win and see nothing,” he said.The Germans took consolation out of their drab draw with the Dutch for not having conceded any goals, having come into the game after a 4-4 draw at home to the Swedes in their World Cup qualifier last month.“For me, this game was positive,” said German coach Joachim Loew.“We had a changed team, with many regulars missing, but we kept our shape and discipline, that was important after the last game against Sweden.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000PARIS, France, November 15 – Zlatan Ibrahimovic lit up a night of friendlies most club coaches had castigated as an unnecessary intrusion into their domestic campaigns as the Swedish star scored four times to give his side a 4-2 win over England on Wednesday.There was also further evidence France’s 1998 World Cup winning captain Didier Deschamps was having a dynamic effect on the present French team as they followed up their impressive 1-1 draw against world and European champions Spain in a World Cup qualifier last month with a 2-1 win over Euro 2012 finalists Italy in Parma.last_img read more

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Costa OUT of Chelsea clash at Manchester United

first_imgChelsea striker Diego Costa will not feature against Manchester United today after failing to recover from a hamstring injury.The Premier League joint top scorer has missed the Blues’ last two games with the injury and had also been suffering with a virus, but boss Jose Mourinho hinted on Friday the striker may recover in time for the match at Old Trafford.However, Costa has been left out of the matchday sqaud and with Loic Remy also injured, Chelsea veteran Didier Drogba is given his first start since returning to the club in the summer.Manchester United also have injury concerns of their own with both Radamel Falcao and Phil Jones missing out.Manchester United’s starting XI: De Gea, Rafael, Smalling, Rojo, Shaw, Blind, Fellaini, Januzaj, Di Maria, Mata, van Persie.(Substitutes): Lindegaard, Blackett, Fletcher, Carrick, Herrera, A.Pereira, Wilson.Chelsea’s starting XI: Courtois, Ivanovic, Cahill, Terry, Felipe Luis, Fabregas, Matic, Willian, Oscar, Hazard, Drogba(Substitutes): Cech, Zouma, Ake, Mikel, Salah, Baker, Schurrle Chelsea striker Diego Costa 1last_img read more

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DEAL DONE! Gerard Deulofeu joins AC Milan on loan from Everton

first_img Gerard Deulofeu in action for Everton 1 Gerard Deulofeu has completed his loan move to AC Milan.The Everton winger has struggled for game time at Goodison Park following Ronald Koeman’s arrival as manager in the summer.He has made just four starts this season and has not featured for the club in the Premier League since the start of December.The 22-year-old will now spend the rest of the season in Italy with Milan.The Rossoneri caused confusion last week, angering Everton when they announced Deulofeu’s arrival despite the fact no agreement had been reached between the clubs.But the Toffees announced on Monday that a deal had finally been struck.Koeman had acknowledged the Spaniard needed to leave to enjoy more regular action.“I spoke to ‘Geri’ and it’s a difficult situation for the player,” the Dutchman said. “If he finds a solution to go and to play and to get game time then it’s not a problem.“You have to always look for first what’s the best for the club and second what is the best for the player, and for ‘Geri’ the best thing is that he gets game time somewhere.”last_img read more

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Browzmi: New Firefox Extension Turns Browsing Into a More Social Activity

first_imgTags:#NYT#Product Reviews#web Virtual ToolbarJust like the first release of Browzmi featured the interesting ‘browser within a browser’ concept, this extension features another first: unlike other add-ons, Browzmi doesn’t actually create a Firefox toolbar – instead, it adds a ‘virtual’ toolbar to every page you surf to while Browzmi is active. To protect your privacy, you can selectively turn Browzmi on or off for separate tabs and browser windows.The biggest advantage of this new extension is that you can now use your own bookmarks and add-ons while using the service.Browzmi’s CEO Travis Parsons tells us that he is also working on integrating Facebook Connect in the near future.VerdictThis new extension takes Browzmi to a completely new level and turns a fun tech experiment into a really useful service. You obviously want to be careful about where you surf to when you use the service, but feel free to follow us here if you decide to sign up. We found using Browzmi to be surprisingly fun, and thanks to the new extension, it is now also extremely easy to use. frederic lardinois Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Related Posts 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Even in this age of social media, browsing the web is still a solitary activity, even though a couple of services like Socialbrowse, Kiobo, or Me.dium have tried to to turn browsing into a more social experience. Another social browsing service we like a lot is Browzmi. When we first looked at Browzmi earlier this year, it was basically a browser inside of a browser, which was a cool technical achievement, but the experience was held back by the fact that you had to log in to the service and use Browzmi’s own bookmarking service. Now, a newly released Firefox extension replaces the ‘browser within a browser’ and greatly enhances the social surfing experience.Follow MeBrowzmi allows you to surf the web together with your friends or family. Whenever the service is turned on, all of your friends on Browzmi can see where you are on the Internet, the stories you commented on, and the pages you bookmarked on Browzmi – thanks to a smart implementation of XMPP, all of this happens in real-time. There is also a built-in chat function and the ability to see related content on YouTube and Flickr.Thanks to Browzmi, you can follow your friends around the net, or chat with other users who are on the same web page as you.last_img read more

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Players’ Association aid Napoli squad

first_imgThe Players’ Association announced it is “at the disposal of the Napoli players” for legal assistance after reports Allan was fined 50 per cent of his salary. The situation blew up after the 1-1 Champions League draw with RB Salzburg, as the squad rebelled against club orders to go back into a training retreat for another three days. After weeks of legal consultations, Napoli sent out letters yesterday that confirmed the fines, which reportedly range from 25 per cent to 50 per cent of their October salary. According to Sky Sport Italia, midfielder Allan is worst hit, as he was considered one of the ringleaders of the ‘mutiny.’ “The Napoli situation is a strange one and very unusual,” said Players’ Association (AIC) President Damiano Tommasi. “We talked about it with the team and put ourselves at the disposal of the Napoli players who will ask for our consultation. “Now we need to figure out what the club’s claims are in the paperwork. I can confirm that the issue of a training retreat is one that must exclusively be decided by the coach as a technical decision. “Ancelotti publicly stated that he did not agree with President Aurelio De Laurentiis’ proposal to put the team in a training retreat. “We also need to identify precisely how the training retreat was formally communicated to the players and coach.” Watch Serie A live in the UK on Premier Sports for just £11.99 per month including live LaLiga, Eredivisie, Scottish Cup Football and more. Visit: https://subscribe.premiersports.tv/last_img read more

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