Novak Djokovic has mixed emotions about ending 2020 as world No 1 | Tennis News

first_imgNovak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time Novak Djokovic says he feels for many people in the world due to the coronavirus pandemic as he begins his quest for a record-equalling sixth ATP Finals title when he takes on Argentina’s Diego Schwartzman in the Tokyo Group Last Updated: 16/11/20 11:13am Novak Djokovic has mixed feelings about ending a “strange year” as the world No 1 for a sixth time after the season was hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.Djokovic won a record-extending eighth Australian Open as well as a record 36th Masters title in Rome, winning four titles in all en route to the year-ending No 1 ranking.The 33-year-old has a 39-3 record in a season that saw numerous tournaments suspended or cancelled between March and August due to the coronavirus outbreak.- Advertisement – Don’t forget to follow us on, our Twitter account @skysportstennis & Sky Sports – on the go! Available to download now on – iPhone & iPad and Android “Obviously, I’m super proud of it, but I have mixed emotions because of what’s going on in the world,” Djokovic told the ATP Tour website.“I can’t be ignorant to that, although I have achieved one of the biggest goals in sport. I feel for many people in the world going through hardship and my heart goes out to them.”- Advertisement – Novak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time
Novak Djokovic equalled the feat of Pete Sampras by ending the year as No 1 for a sixth time

Antique to give P1-M financial aid to quake-hit Cotabato

first_imgSAN JOSE, Antique – The provincialgovernment here allotted a P1-million financial assistance to the earthquakevictims in North Cotabato.     “Although the earthquake was also feltin other parts of Mindanao but North Cotabato was the hardest hit province,”Train added, saying the resolution will be forwarded to the provincial board forapproval on their regular session tomorrow.    A structure was destroyed during an earthquake that hit Makilala, North Cotabato last month. BAYAN NG MAKILALA FACEBOOK PAGE/ABS-CBN NEWS PDRRM officer Broderick Train said theMakilala town in North Cotabato suffered a lot due to the 5.6-magnitudeearthquake last July 9 and the 6.3 tremor on Oct. 16 – which affected thelivelihood of the residents.    center_img The Provincial Disaster Risk Reductionand Management Council (PDRRMC) here on Monday approved the allocation – whichwill be taken from the PDRRM fund. Once approved, the provincialgovernment of North Cotabato could receive the donation.(With a report from PNA/PN)last_img read more

Saint-Etienne captain Perrin retires days after Mbappe clash

first_img Read Also: Chelsea fans demand Benrahma signing after Brentford play-off display The club said earlier this week that Perrin would “take on responsibilities” in the future. The club paid tribute on its website to this “exemplary captain”, who “will leave the mark of a person of integrity and a talented footballer.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Actors Who Quit Movies For Shocking ReasonsA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhat’s Up With All The Female Remakes?10 Phones That Can Easily Fit In The Smallest Pocket6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True8 Best 1980s Gadgets That Defined A DecadeThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreAir Pollution Is Rapidly Decreasing Thanks To COVID-19These Hilariously Creative Shower Curtains Will Make Your Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks Loic Perrin, who played his entire career with his home-town club Saint-Etienne, announced on Thursday that he was retiring. The 34-year-old’s final apparance was in the French Cup final last Friday when he was sent off for a foul on Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain as Saint-Etienne lost 1-0. “Even if I was hoping for another end, I am happy and proud of my career during these 17 seasons as a professional footballer, with ups and downs but always giving the maximum of myself,” Perrin posted on Instagram on Thursday. The defender joined Saint-Etienne at the age of 12 and went on to play 470 matches for the club and captain the team for more than a decade. He was called into the France squad on a couple of occasions but never won a cap. “It is with great emotion that I announce that I played my last match with my club ever last Friday in the final of the French Cup,” he said.Advertisement Loading… “A page is turning but my story with the ASSE is not yet finished,” he wrote.last_img read more

MMH seeks seamstresses; announces face mask donation program

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. – Margaret Mary Health is looking for seamstresses or anyone with a sewing machine to assist with making cloth face masks for patients and their families.The hospital is providing instructions for how to make masks on their website.In Batesville, donations can be dropped off from noon to 5 p.m. at Miss Shannon’s Music Studio, 121 Shopping Village, Suite A. In Versailles, donations can be dropped off at The Quilter’s Nook, 82 Hill St., on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Sunday from noon to 4 p.m.“For volunteers who have already made face masks that don’t follow the specifications outlined on the website, those donations are still appreciated,” the hospital stated in the press release. More information is available by contacting Mary Dickey at .last_img read more

3 friends beaten, shot to death while getting ready to fish at Florida lake

first_imgOn Friday, three Florida friends were planning to go fishing late Friday evening, but things took a turn they were found dead after one of them attempted to call his father for help, Polk County Sheriff Grady Judd said in a news conference.“These folks appear to be beaten and shot,” the sheriff said. “I’ve been to a lot of murder scenes in my life and this ranks among the worst I’ve been to.”The sheriff’s office identified the three victims as Damion Tillman, 23, Keven Springfield, 30, and Brandon Rollins, 27. Judd said officers believe there were likely multiple suspects.One of the victims, likely Tillman, arrived at the scene first and was killed when the two other victims arrived in a pickup truck, the sheriff said.“They were shot up,” he said. “But here’s what the murderers didn’t count on: that one of our victims, Brandon Rollins, was able to call his father, and say ‘help.’”Rollins’ father was sleeping at home about 10 minutes away and drove to the scene as soon as he got the call, Judd said. But after leaving his cell phone at home, he drove back to a local convenient store to ask for help.Rollins’ father arrived and found his son, who was still alive and able to briefly talk to him before succumbing to his injuries, Judd said. ‘You don’t just stumble upon somebody out here’While authorities usually wait several days to offer a reward, the sheriff said $5,000 was immediately offered for anyone who has a tip that leads to an arrest. The sheriff’s office later announced the amount was raised to $30,000.Anyone with tips can call the sheriff’s office at 863-298-6200, according to a news release.“The victims, their parents and their families deserve for us to solve this sooner rather than later,” Judd said.Officers don’t yet now if the suspects knew the victims, the sheriff said, but added “our intuitiveness tells us you don’t just stumble upon somebody out here.”“This is a dirt road, a clay, dirt road way out in the middle of what we call God’s country,” he said. “It’s not like there’s a lot of people around here. As you can see it’s cow pastures and lakes.”last_img read more

Bengaluru FC Announces Squad for AFC Cup Knock-outs

first_imgBengaluru: Bengaluru FC announced their 30-man squad for the AFC Cup knock-out rounds, as they gear up to take on Turkmenistan’s champions Altyn Asyr FK in the first leg of the inter-zone semi-final, at the Sree Kanteerava Stadium on August 22.The squad, which returned from a two-week Spanish tour, regrouped at the Bengaluru Football Stadium on Friday ahead of their big game next week, a statement from the club said.“We have returned from a very satisfying pre-season tour of Spain and it all builds up to two important AFC Cup games we will be playing in the span of a week,” said Bengaluru head coach Carles Cuadrat who is set to take charge for the first time in a competitive fixture for the southern outfit.“The boys have done everything we asked of them over the last one month. Now it is about being competitive and giving our best shot in these games.”Bengaluru who clinched the South Zone title for the second successive season in a dramatic fashion are up against Group-D champions Altyn Asyr, who in a similar manner toppled last year’s runners-up FC Istiklol Dushanbe from Tajikistan to seal their berth in the knockouts.Miku, who netted a staggering twenty goals last season, was not named in the squads for the preliminary and play-off as well as the group stages of the competition, but is set to feature for Bengaluru FC on the continental stage for the first time.Joining him are Juanan Gonzalez and Erik Paartalu (Asian player) who have been the mainstay in the squad along with new signing Xisco Hernandez as the overseas players.While Dimas Delgado misses out due to an injury sustained in Spain, Cuadrat is hopeful Xisco will provide the flair in his absence. “A muscle injury meant we had to take the tough decision of leaving Dimas out. Xisco, who replaces him, has some good qualities and provides a good option for us. He has been working hard during the pre-season and has blended in quickly,” added Cuadrat.Keeping faith in youth, Cuadrat has also named thirteen boys from Bengaluru FC B — twelve of whom played in the 2nd Division League last season while six are graduates from the U18 side of the BFC Residential Academy.Four of those six featured for the club in the U18 Youth League last season as well, while the duo of Namgyal Bhutia and Naorem Roshan Singh plied their trade for Indian Arrows in the I-League on loan from the Blues before returning for the 2nd Division League campaign. IANSlast_img read more

Football News Watch video: UAE man locks up Indian football supporters in bird cage before AFC Asian Cup clash

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “Legal action was taken, with reports submitted to the prosecutor’s office. A warrant was issued for the man who made the video, and he was detained and brought in for questioning. “Not only is the act a criminal offence punishable by law in the UAE, it does not reflect the values of tolerance and respect. Discrimination is not acceptable, as we believe in equality of opportunity and meritocracy,” the statement said. Read More | Khelo India Youth Games 2019 declared openA statement has been released from the UAE Attorney General’s office after an offensive video went viral on social media. Meanwhile, the owner of the viral video posted another clip on YouTube, saying he had done the entire “skit” as a joke. “These men are my workers, one of whom I’ve known for 22 years. I live with my men on this farm, we eat from the same plate. I did not beat them, nor did I truly ‘lock’ them up,” he said, adding that this is the ‘Year of Tolerance’. He requested people to understand his intentions.      Gulf News reported that the Sharjah Police arrested several men after videos went viral, reflecting a picture of intolerable football fanaticism. center_img Dubai: A video purportedly showing a man locking up supporters of the Indian football team in a bird cage ahead of a crucial match with the UAE has gone viral, prompting the UAE authorities to arrest several persons, media reports said.  India lost the match against the hosts United Arab Emirates (UAE) 2-0 in the AFC Asian Cup in Abu Dhabi Thursday. In the viral video, the man, brandishing a stick, is seen sitting and talking to several workers locked up in a bird cage. He asks them who they support between the UAE and India, Khaleej Times reported.    Upon replying that they support India, he tells them that are not good, they live in the UAE and should support it. After knocking on the wiring, he asks them again and they reply they support the UAE and he lets them out of the cage, the report said.In the UAE, penalties for violation of the various provisions of the law include jail terms from six months to over 10 years, and fines from 50,000 to 2 million dirhams (USD 13,611 to USD 5.44 lakh), the report said. “The video allegedly shows a man who locked up several men of Asian nationality in a bird cage. They were supposed to cheer for the UAE national team in their match against India in the AFC Asian Cup,” the UAE’s Attorney General office said in a statement. Read More | AFC Asian Cup 2019: India lose to hosts UAE 0-2last_img read more

Update on the latest in sports:

first_imgThe Champions for Charity match was shown on TNT, TBS, truTV and HLN.The PGA Tour is set to return in two weeks at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, for the Charles Schwab Challenge.NASCAR-HAMLIN CREW SUSPENSIONSHamlin crew members suspended 4 races over tungsten dropCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR on Monday suspended three critical crew members for Denny Hamlin’s team because a piece of tungsten fell off his car on the pace lap before the Coca-Cola 600. Update on the latest in sports: TOKYO (AP) — Japan’s professional baseball season will open on June 19 under a plan that excludes fans.League commissioner Atsushi Saito made the announcement Monday after an online meeting with representatives of the league’s 12 teams.He said, “I hope we can provide some guidance for sports other than professional baseball.The announcement came as the state of emergency was lifted in Tokyo and on the northern island of Hokkaido by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. The state of emergency was lifted earlier this month for other parts of the country. Teams can being practice games on June 2.The season was to have begun on March 20 but the start was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic. Japan has reported about 850 deaths from COVID-19. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL looks to take next step toward resuming playTORONTO (AP) — The NHL is hoping to move to Phase 2 of its return-to-play protocol early next month. That includes opening practice facilities and allowing small group workouts. — The French tennis federation will set aside $9.8 million for its players who financially struggle as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. The money will come from a larger $38.1 million support plan for French tennis as a whole. It will go to the players ranked outside the Top 100 who won’t receive any compensation from tennis’ international governing bodies.— The Italian Winter Sports Federation (FISI) is making a formal request to postpone next year’s Alpine skiing world championships in Cortina d’Ampezzo until March 2022. Moving the worlds to March, 2022 would put the event one month after the 2022 Beijing Olympics.— Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says the swift development of vaccines and effective treatments for COVID-19 are priorities towards achieving the Tokyo Olympics next year. Abe says recovery from the coronavirus pandemic only in Japan would not be enough to hold the Games because it involves spectators and athletes from around the world. Japan and the International Olympic Committee have agreed to postpone the Games by one year to July 2021. Experts say developing an effective and safe vaccine by the Games next year will be difficult.GOLF-CHARITY MATCH RATINGSPGA, NFL stars attract nearly 6 million viewers in TV match Associated Press ATLANTA (AP) — Two of the biggest names from the PGA Tour and the NFL proved to be must-see TV.Turner Sports said the Sunday telecast of “The Match: Champions for Charity” attracted an average of 5.8 million viewers across four of its networks. Turner says it was the most-watched golf telecast in cable TV history.It said the previous record was 4.9 million viewers on ESPN at the 2010 Masters, the year Tiger Woods returned to golf for the first time since the scandal in his personal life.Woods and Peyton Manning scored a 1-up victory over Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady at Medalist Golf Club, a match that featured high entertainment with shots and with words, along with raising $20 million for COVID-19 relief funds.The peak was 6.3 million average viewers from 5:45 to 6 p.m. EDT. That was about the time Brady, who had been lampooned on social media for his golf skills, silenced analyst Charles Barkley by holing out from the fairway for birdie. Six players will be allowed in team facilities at one time for the voluntary workouts. No on-ice coaching or instruction is permitted.A 22-page memo detailing the plan stresses there’s no exact date for the start of Phase 2 or a timetable for how long it will last.The NHL season was paused March 12 because of the COVID-19 pandemic.JAPAN-BASEBALL RESUMESJapanese baseball season to start on June 19 without fans The tungsten is required to meet minimum weight requirements on the car and the NASCAR rule book states if it is separated at any point it is an automatic four-race suspension for the crew chief, car chief and engineer.Chris Gabehart, the crew chief, was suspended through June 10 along with car chief Brandon Griffeth and engineer Scott Simmons.The piece of ballast added to the car weighs 35 pounds and costs $1,877 from the supplier. It fell off the Joe Gibbs Racing Toyota before the start of Sunday’s race and Hamlin went to pit road for additional weight to be added back to the car. He didn’t join the race until eight laps had been completed.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 May 25, 2020 Japan joins South Korea and Taiwan whose leagues are open and playing largely without fans.SOUTH KOREA-KANG BANNEDEx-Pirates infielder Kang banned 1 year by Korean leagueSEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Korean Baseball Organization has suspended ex-Pittsburgh Pirates infielder Jung Ho Kang for a year and ordered him to perform 300 hours of community service over a series of historical drunk driving cases.South Korea’s Yonhap news agency reports the suspension for Kang will come into effect when he joins a KBO team. He applied to come off the voluntarily retired list last week in a bid to return to the Korean league. Yonhap said the 33-year-old Kang was in the U.S. and didn’t attend Monday’s KBO disciplinary committee hearing. Kang was the first position player to jump directly from the KBO to the majors when he signed with Pittsburgh in 2015.  The elder Ewing became Georgetown’s coach in 2017.Here are other stories related to the COVID-19 pandemic:— The National Women’s Soccer League says players may start training in small groups, provided it is done under league protocols and meets the requirements of local authorities. Teams will be able to progress to full team training on May 30 once they complete five days of small group training. The NWSL season was originally scheduled to start April 18. The league allowed voluntary individual outdoor workouts on May 6.— Spanish league clubs are now allowed to train with groups of up to 14 players as the league stays on track to restart in less than three weeks. Only 10 players had been allowed in group training last week because of confinement restrictions that are gradually being lifted across the hard-hit southern European nation. Nearly 30,000 people have died with COVID-19 in Spain.— Europe’s top basketball league has canceled the remainder of its season because of the coronavirus pandemic. It says health concerns had to be paramount despite numerous attempts to find ways to resume play. The EuroLeague is composed of 18 teams across 10 European nations. It had been suspended since March 12. League officials say they “explored every possible option” in trying to find a way to resume the season. VIRUS OUTBREAK-GEORGETOWN-EWINGPatrick Ewing released from hospitalUNDATED (AP) — Patrick Ewing’s son says the Georgetown basketball coach and former NBA great has been released from the hospital and is recovering from COVID-19 at home.The 57-year-old Hall of Famer who played for the Hoyas in college and the New York Knicks for 15 seasons announced Friday that he had tested positive for the coronavirus and was being treated at a hospital.Patrick Ewing Jr. said three days later on Twitter that his father was getting better and thanked the doctors and nurses who looked after him during his hospital stay. He also thanked fans for their thoughts and prayers.last_img read more

Blackburn’s Samba wants a move

first_imgBlackburn defender Chris Samba says he has handed in a transfer request. It comes after Rovers boss Steve Kean declared that the player was not for sale, despite interest from QPR and Tottenham.Samba, 27, said in a statement: “I have today officially requested a transfer from Blackburn Rovers Football Club.AdChoices广告“I have personally informed the owners, manager and executives at the club that I want to leave in this transfer window.“I have always given 100 per cent in every game I have played. I have had several opportunities to leave but I have always stayed.“‘I have decided now is the right time for me to pursue a new challenge and I have asked the club to respect my decision and allow me to leave.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Ludden boys hoops moves to 16-2; girls complete sweep of Grimes

first_imgBack on Monday night, Ludden’s boys nearly got tripped up at Syracuse Academy of Science, needing a furious late comeback to edge the Atoms 65-63.After a solid start, the Gaelic Knights were oustcored 36-24 by SAS in the second and third periods, and trailed 45-40 before turning things around again in the fourth quarter.Closing fast, Ludden needed 27 points from Johnson to survive, helped by Kaigler’s 19 points and 11 points from Nazier Kinsey. Zaccheaus Smith led the Atoms with 21 points and 11 rebounds.Ludden’s girls team would see its initial attempt for a regular-season sweep of Bishop Grimes thwarted by the same snowstorm that pushed back the boys contest.That game was made up on Sunday afternoon, though, and it was the Gaelic Knights again getting the best of the Cobras, prevailing by a score of 54-43.Moving in front 15-7 through one period, Ludden maintained that margin through the game’s middle stages and then pulled further away late as Amarah Streiff led the way with 24 points.Kaitlyn Kibling stepped up, earning 13 points, with Ke’aira Odume adding 10 points. Grimes lost despite Jenna Sloan getting 17 points and Lora Marial adding 11 points.This came after Ludden lost a 69-67 thriller to Syracuse Academy of Science last Tuesday despite Streiff putting up 30 points and Lauren Petrie earning 22 points, with Odume adding 12 points.All this helped the Gaelic Knights inch in front 51-47 through three quarters, but the Atoms regained the lead in the fourth quarter and held on from there.SAS got 23 points from Xyel Bradford as Alexius Pierce (19 points, 10 rebounds) and Erykah Pasha (14 points, 10 rebounds) helped her. Freey Pleasants had 11 points and 10 assists.Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story All through the last two weeks of the regular season, each of the Bishop Ludden basketball teams would find themselves in the spotlight with high-profiled games against their private-school rivals.Ludden’s boys team entered last week no. 17 in the state Class AA rankings. Whether it stayed there hinged on how it navigated a tough homestretch.And it was made more difficult when a winter snowstorm postponed last Friday’s game against Bishop Grimes, and moved it to Monday night. This meant that, when Ludden faced LaSalle Institute on Sunday, it would begin a stretch of three games in as many days, with Grimes in the middle and the “Holy War” renewal with Christian Brothers Academy on Tuesday night.Ludden would win that game, 73-57, overcoming an early deficit by outscoring LaSalle 28-16 in the second quarter, then continuing to build on that margin the rest of the way.Mykell Kaigler was difficult to contain, his 27 points featuring four 3-pointers. Monte Johnson earned 20 points, with Jarin Beauford contributing 12 points.center_img Tags: basketballBishop Luddenlast_img read more