Rafael Nadal retains Rogers Cup after straight-sets victory over Daniil Medvedev

first_imgTop seed Rafa Nadal overwhelmed Russia’s Daniil Medvedev 6-3 6-0 to win his fifth Rogers Cup on Sunday in Montreal the first time he has retained a title outside of clay.The 33-year-old Spanish world number two dominated the eighth-seeded Medvedev in their first-ever meeting.The Russian had not dropped a set in the tournament but was no match for Nadal, who saved a break point in his first game and confidently put away Medvedev who is 10 years his junior.”He was playing very well during the whole week so for me it was important in the beginning that he not take advantage,” Nadal said in courtside interview.”Then I think I played a very solid, best match of the week without a doubt.”Nadal broke the Russian in the fourth game to go 3-1 up and dominated the remainder of the 70-minute match.Winning 82% of his first serve points and delivering high and heavy forehands on the windy afternoon that pushed back the at times confused looking Medvedev, the Spaniard broke the Russian three times in the second set before wrapping up the victory, a record 35th at the Masters 1000 level.But he left open whether he would play in this week’s Cincinnati Masters tournament where he is the second seed behind world number one Novak Djokovic.”I don’t know. I will have to speak to my team,” he said.Nadal shrugged aside the importance of the stat that he had successfully defended a title outside clay for the first time.advertisement”It is so important to be back on a hard court and winning another big title,” he said.The Spaniard’s previous two victories this season, in the Italian and French Opens, both came on clay.Medvedev reached the final by defeating compatriot Karen Khachanov 6-1 7-6(6) to become the top-ranked Russian when new rankings come out on Monday.But he made 22 errors in the championship match.Nadal advanced to the showpiece contest on a walkover when his semi-final opponent, Frenchman Gael Monfils, withdrew with an ankle injury before their meeting.last_img read more

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10 months agoMan Utd manager Solskjaer blocks loan moves for youngsters

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say Man Utd manager Solskjaer blocks loan moves for youngstersby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has blocked loan moves for the club’s younger players. Angel Gomes was among the United U23 players who were looking for first-team football with a loan move this month.But the MEN says Solskjaer has blocked those plans.Gomes made a cameo appearances in the Boxing Day win over Huddersfield.Tahith Chong, James Garner and Mason Greenwood are also on the fringe of the first team and could appear throughout the season. last_img read more

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Texas judge rules health care overhaul unconstitutional

first_imgFORT WORTH, Texas — A federal judge in Texas has ruled President Barack Obama’s Affordable Care Act unconstitutional.U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor ruled Friday that last year’s tax overhaul knocked the constitutional foundation from under the health care act dubbed by critics as “Obamacare.”O’Connor noted that the Supreme Court had ruled the law was constitutional only as an exercise of Congress’ power to tax, but last year’s bill eliminated that tax.The Associated Presslast_img read more

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15 Bert Bowes Students surprised by West Jet

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Members of ‘Students for Change” at Bert Bowes Middle school were surprised with flights to an upcoming event in Vancouver for WE Day.West Jet, working with the ‘WE’ organization, chose these students to receive this incentive as Bert Bowes students showed excellent local and global work during the last school year. West Jet and ‘WE’ want to give deserving students from rural and remote communities the opportunity to participate in this inspiring day.WE Day, held in Vancouver on November 22nd, is for Changemakers, this is a powerful experience that brings youth and students together to participate and be inspired by world-renowned speakers and performers The announcement was made in the school’s library where the chairs were set like rows in an airplane with the projector set at the front, as the students entered the room each was handed a boarding pass and told to take a seat.  The presentation started, it was styled like a safety instructional video as seen on an aircraft.The presentation would reveal to the students that they had been chosen by West Jet to receive these flights and would also be given an upgraded experience for their trip to the WE Day celebration.  This would include upgraded accommodation as well as being on the floor of the event rather than Stadium seating.Also included in the upgrade, is the invitation for student Brianna Rogerson to be on stage. As the spokesperson for Bert Bowes ‘Students for Change’ she will share with all the attendees of the WE Day Celebrations what their school has done to create change. Rogerson was chosen for this position as she has given years of service to her group and her leadership skills to help the group earn WE day tickets.Bert Bowes started WE School campaigns within the school in 2012, to raise awareness of global and local issues, creating change, and commitment.  The WE organization website says ‘When we come together we can create a better world. Through a positive social change in the community and around the world.’ This is a movement to inspire youth to act and they can make a change in their world.Student Brianna Rogerson travels from the Education Learning Centre (ELC) campus to participate with the “Student to Change’ group.  She says “last year we took the bus and were gone from the school for a week and this time it will be two days which will be a help” Rogerson goes on to say “It’s so much different from last year, like we were up on the balcony seats and I kind of thought, I wish one day Bert Bowes gets the chance to go on the floor with all the schools and to have this happen the next year it’s like amazing, it’s like a dream come true.”last_img read more

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Tonup Rizwan guides Pak to 2847 in 2nd ODI

first_imgSharjah: Wicket-keeping batsman Mohammad Rizwan hit a maiden hundred to guide Pakistan to 284-7 in the second one-day international against Australia in the United Arab Emirates on Sunday. The 30-year-old knocked 11 boundaries in his 115 total as Pakistan — who won the toss and batted — once again failed to crack the 300-mark on a flat Sharjah stadium pitch. Rizwan, only playing because regular keeper and skipper Sarfraz Ahmed has been rested for the series — added 52 for the third wicket with Haris Sohail (34) and an invaluable 127 for the fifth wicket with stand-in captain Shoaib Malik. Also Read – Puducherry on top after 8-wkt win over ChandigarhAustralia lead the five-match series 1-0 after winning the first game, played at the same venue, by eight wickets on Friday. Pakistan lost opener Imam-ul-Haq without scoring off the fifth ball of the innings from fast bowler Jhye Richardson. Shan Masood (19) and Sohail — who scored his maiden hundred in the first game on Friday — took the total to 35 when Richardson struck again, getting Masood caught at short mid-wicket. But Richardson took 2-16 in his five overs and fell awkwardly in the outfield and left the field in the 11th over. Initial reports suggests he dislocated his shoulder and is doubtful for the remaining three matches. Also Read – Vijender’s next fight on Nov 22, opponent to be announced laterRizwan, though, lifted Pakistan after Umar Akaml fell for 16, caught off spinner Nathan Lyon. Rizwan improved on his previous best of 75 not out, against Zimbabwe at Harare four years ago and completed his hundred with a single off 114 balls. He fell to Nathan Coulter-Nile to a boundary catch. Nile finished with 2-52. Malik also smashed three boundaries and a six before falling in the 45th over. Pakistan replaced experienced fast bowler Mohammad Amir with rookie Mohammad Hasnain for his first match while Australia remained unchanged.last_img read more

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Mens soccer defeats conference champion Hoosiers earns No 2 seed in Big

In a game that meant less to the standings and more to its pride on senior day, the Ohio State men’s soccer team (10-5-2, 4-2-0) took down the Big Ten champion Indiana Hoosiers (9-6-2, 4-1-1) 1-0 Sunday at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. “It’s a very emotional day,” senior Sam Scales said after taking the pitch at home for the last time. “For Konrad (Warzycha), Matt (Gold) and I, it’s a dream come true. It really is bitter-sweet, to be honest.” Warzycha, Gold and Scales have been one of the most successful classes in history, amassing 48 wins during their tenure — good for third most of any four-year class at OSU. Austin McAnena scored the game’s lone goal when an Indiana defender misdirected his shot from seven yards out. If the shot went untouched, it likely would have gone right to goalkeeper Luis Soffner. “To be honest, we haven’t had a lot of breaks this year,” coach John Bluem said. “So to catch a deflection like that and see the way it spun into the net playing against the wind was great.” OSU fended off a strong second-half effort from the conference champions that was highlighted by Matt Lampson’s goalkeeping and timely defense. “They have one of the top goal scorers in the conference, and we held them,” McAnena said. “Props to our center backs and Lampson for some great saves.” Indiana’s Will Bruin has scored 15 goals this season and was mentioned by Bluem as one of the better “brute force” players in the country. Sunday’s loss to the Buckeyes was the first conference game the Hoosiers have lost this season. The Hoosiers came into Sunday’s match leading the all-time series 45-5-2 against the Buckeyes. With the win, OSU has won three straight over IU dating back to last year, when the Buckeyes took both games the teams played. “Their tradition in this conference is not matched by any of us. We’ve been battling for a long time now to try to be on an even par with them and gain some notoriety for ourselves,” Bluem said. This season marks the first time since 1974 that OSU has gone unbeaten at home with a 7-0-1 record at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. OSU earned the No. 2 seed in the Big Ten Tournament and will play No. 7 Wisconsin on Thursday. read more

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Football Wall Street Journal lists Ohio State as the most valuable college

Urban Meyer prepares to run out on to the field with the team prior to the Ohio State- Oklahoma game on Sep. 9. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOhio State’s football team might only be No. 10 in the latest Associated Press Poll Rankings, but it ranks as the most valuable program in college football, being evaluated at more than $1 billion, according to a study done by Ryan Brewer, an associate professor of finance at Indiana University-Purdue University Columbus, and published in the Wall Street Journal.Brewer’s exact value estimate of the program is $1,510,482,000, one of only three teams that is worth more than $1 billion, with Texas being evaluated at $1.24 billion and Oklahoma at $1 billion. Michigan was the only other Big Ten team in Brewer’s top 10, ranking at No. 6 with a value of $893 million.Brewer told the Wall Street Journal that he could envision the Longhorns surpassing the Buckeyes and that the adjusted revenue Texas brings in annually is higher than Ohio State’s, but that the on-field success of the Buckeyes and lack thereof from the Longhorns pushes Ohio State out in front.The study was conducted in a way to try and measure how much a team would be worth if it were sold on the open market like a professional sports team. With that said, Ohio State would rank last among all NFL teams in terms of total value, as the 32nd team in the NFL is the Buffalo Bills worth $1.6 billion, according to Forbes. The Dallas Cowboys are No. 1 with a current value of $4.8 billion.Ohio State was ranked No. 1 last year in the same study, also conducted by Brewer. At the team, it was valued at $946.6 million, indicating a 59.6 percent increase from last season.Ohio State reserve quarterback Joe Burrow weighed in on the news.Our team is worth 1.5 BILLION dollars but it wouldn’t be fair to other students if we get a free hamburger https://t.co/SKHPmhzeRq— Joey Burrow (@Joe_Burrow10) September 22, 2017 read more

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Football Ohio State vs Wisconsin – By the Numbers

Ohio State freshman running back J.K. Dobbins (2) and junior wide receiver Terry McLaurin (83) celebrate a large run in the first quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: James King II | Sports DirectorINDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State claimed its first Big Ten title since 2014 with a 27-21 victory against Wisconsin. The Buckeyes outgained the Badgers 449-298, and did not trail for any point during the matchup. There were plenty of statistics that tell the story of how this game finished. 18 – Wisconsin points off turnovers. The Badgers did not look great on offense. As previously stated, they had just 298 total yards, and their quarterback, Alex Hornibrook, threw two interceptions without a touchdown pass. But sometimes the best offense is a good defense. And Wisconsin’s defense essentially drove its offense Saturday. It tied the game in the first quarter on a pick-6 of Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett, forced and recovered a fumble on Ohio State’s 8-yard line that led to a field goal and turned an interception in the third quarter at its own 48-yard line into eight points on a touchdown that drive in the beginning of the fourth quarter.Ohio State junior cornerback Denzel Ward (12) takes down a Badger in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorOnly once did Wisconsin start inside its own 40-yard line and march down the field to get points. The Badgers began at their own 23-yard line and marched down to the Ohio State 27-yard line and kicked a 46-yard field goal. Offensively, Wisconsin looked lost. But mistakes by Ohio State’s offense kept the game close throughout the matchup. 2.7 – Yards per carry by Jonathan Taylor. Heading into the game against Ohio State, Taylor was one of the leading rushers in the nation and had more rushing yards than any running back in the Big Ten. Despite only being a true freshman, his name quietly emerged as a darkhorse candidate in the Heisman Trophy. But just as Ohio State did to Penn State running back Saquon Barkley and Michigan State’s L.J. Scott, Taylor was bottled up by a stout Buckeye rushing defense, averaging his fewest yards per carry on the season. His previous low was 4.2. The 41 total rushing yards also were the lowest, stooping below the previous low of 80. Taylor and the Badger offensive line came into the game expecting to be the catalyst for the offense, but instead the defensive line of the Buckeyes bullied the Badgers’ offensive front. No rusher had more than 7 yards on a single carry, and overall the Buckeyes had five tackles for a loss. The Badgers have relied so heavily on their freshman running back all season, but against one of the top rushing defenses in the nation in Ohio State, Taylor was unable to come through for them. And given the struggles in the passing game Wisconsin has faced all season, it was hardly a surprise to see its offense struggle to get off the ground without the help from Taylor.19 – Rushes by J.T. Barrett. A knee injury to Barrett was evidently not enough to reduce the amount of carries he received. It would have seemed like a smart move to protect Barrett as much as possible, but the redshirt senior quarterback ran read options and designed quarterback runs as often as any other game. In the end, his 19 carries were the most of any player in the game, two more than freshman running back J.K. Dobbins.Ohio State redshirt senior quarterback J.T. Barrett (16) hands the ball back to the referee after running in a touchdown in the second quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorThe decision to use Barrett as the primary ball-carrier was made all the more puzzling by the fact Dobbins turned 17 carries into 174 yards, a 10.2 average yards per carry, while Barrett only averaged 3.2 yards per carry with 60 yards. Dobbins also had two carries each that went for more than 50 yards. If there was ever a game Ohio State would seem to lean off its quarterback for all the rushing production, it would have been this game.141 – Yards gained on two passes from Barrett. The overall numbers for Barrett in the passing game looked solid. He was 12-for-26 for 211 yards, two touchdown passes and two interceptions. He was not outstanding by any means, but he did enough to get the job done. However, his stats take a step back when his 84-yard deep ball to wide receiver Terry McLaurin and 57-yard screen pass to H-back Parris Campbell are removed. Then, Barrett was just 10-for-24 with 70 passing yards and two interceptions.Fortunately for Ohio State and Barrett, those two passes did happen, and nothing can remove them from the stat book. But Barrett was not overly effective Saturday. He missed several wide open receivers downfield and had a couple instances where he was nearly picked off because of wildly inaccurate throws. He did not look like the same quarterback whose name was found in the conversation for the Heisman Trophy earlier this season. He did just enough to win the game, but he had many more opportunities to break the game open and failed to convert. 0 – Sacks allowed by Ohio State. After the game, center Billy Price said every time Barrett took a hit, he was always one of the first people over there to help him up and check on him. He added that he didn’t like when people hit Barrett. So the offensive line simply made it the goal to prevent any sacks on the injured Barrett. And they did. Going up against a vaunted defensive front that was sixth in the nation in total sacks (39) and eighth in sacks per game (3.25), the Ohio State offensive line stood strong and gave its quarterback plenty of protection. The Buckeyes did an effective job protecting their quarterback as much as possible. Though Barrett was still hit several times whenever he attempted to carry the football, he had all the time he needed to stand in the pocket and complete passes, or wait for receivers to get open. Barrett did not make the most of every opportunity, but his offensive line certainly gave him a chance to have one of his best passing games of the season. read more

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Crystal Palace manager reflects on Leicester City latest tragedy

first_imgCrystal Palace manager Roy Hodgson during his pre-match press conference reflected on Leicester City tragedy that happened in October as the two clubs face each other on Saturday.He was asked about how Leicester as a club felt about the death of their chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha and five others, and he responded as quoted by Crystal Palace official website:“They have done very well. It must be a very difficult situation for them.Joel Ward, Crystal PalaceHow Joe Ward thanks his faith for his football Manuel R. Medina – September 13, 2019 Crystal Palace defender, Joel Ward, has thanked his Christian faith for helping him play football professionally and he explains why.“The whole football world, myself and Crystal Palace Football Club included, our hearts went out to them and they had every bit of empathy that we’re capable of giving. But they’ve dealt with it extremely well. I think the other clubs where they’ve gone to play have dealt with the situation well.“One can only hope that the grieving process is well on its way and they will have to come to terms with the loss of someone very, very important to them as a club.”Leicester face Crystal Palace in London at Selhurst Park on Saturdaylast_img read more

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Scripps Health launches drug takeback kiosks

first_img KUSI Newsroom Scripps Health launches drug take-back kiosks October 23, 2018 Posted: October 23, 2018 SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Scripps Health Tuesday installed three permanent drug take-back kiosks.Residents can drop off expired, unused and unwanted pills from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. weekdays at the kiosks, which are attached to Scripps’ on-site pharmacies in La Jolla, Encinitas and the Hillcrest neighborhood.Scripps is the first health care provider in San Diego County to offer annual access to prescription drug disposal services, according to Dr. Ole Snyder, physician chair of the Scripps Opioid Stewardship Program.“The safest way to dispose of unused medications is by bringing them to a take-back location, but that’s not always easy,” Snyder said. “Scripps is changing that by making this service available year-round at no cost to the public at conveniently located sites which already are visited by patients.”Scripps aims to reduce the public’s use of and dependency on opioids through the Stewardship Program. Roughly 54 million people have used prescription drugs like opioids for nonmedical reasons at least once, according to data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health. In addition, 62 percent of teenagers who have taken prescription drugs recreationally say they got them from their parents’ medicine cabinets.“This issue is of great importance to Scripps Health because many of the prescription drug overdose deaths that occur in the United States each year can be traced back to pill bottles left in home medicine cabinets,” Snyder said. “Drugs that remain unused following an injury or illness can pose a dangerous risk and temptation to others in the house, including visitors and workers.”This Saturday is Prescription Drug Take Back Day. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement agencies and county officials will host collection events for unwanted prescription drugs at 44 sites across the county.Visit www.scripps.org/services/pharmacy for more information. KUSI Newsroom, Categories: Health, Local San Diego News FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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