England are third at Women’s Home Internationals

first_img11 Sep 2013 England are third at Women’s Home Internationals England finished in third place at the Women’s Home Internationals at Scotscraig, Scotland, after losing 4-5 to Ireland on the final day. The championship was won by Wales, who beat Scotland 7-2 to regain the title they previously won in 1998, 2008 and 2009. Today’s England/Ireland match was close throughout, with the morning foursomes shared with 1½ points apiece. In the singles, British champion Georgia Hall quickly put England ahead with a 7/6 win over her opponent. Gabriella Cowley added another point to the leaderboard when she won her match on the 18th and English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd secured a half, but otherwise the Irish edged ahead in a close encounter. Alex Peters was beaten only on the 18th, Rachael Goodall was three-under par when she lost on the 17th while Sarah-Jane Boyd just missed a birdie on the last which would have squared the overall result. Final placings: 1 Wales, 2 Ireland, 3 England, 4 Scotland England v Ireland results Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Lauren Taylor (Woburn) beat Olivia Mehaffey & Paula Grant 3/1 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) & Rachael Goodall (Heswall) halved with Lisa Maguire & Leona Maguire Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) lost to Maria Dunne & Emma O’Driscoll 4/3 Singles Taylor lost to Leona Maguire 3/2 Hall beat Mehaffey 7/6 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) beat Mary Doyle 1 up Peters lost to Amy Farrell 1 down      Goodall lost to Grant 2/1 Boyd halved with Lisa Maguire        12th September 2013 England beat Scotland at Women’s Home Internationals England returned to winning ways when they beat Scotland 5-4 on the second day of the Women’s Home Internationals at Scotscraig, Scotland. But, Wales are favourites to win the title after they recorded their second success of the tournament. They followed up on yesterday’s win over England by beating Ireland 5-4 today. If they defeat Scotland tomorrow the title will be theirs. England will play Ireland tomorrow and, to keep alive hopes of successfully defending their title, they must win by a large margin – and hope that Wales falter. In today’s match, England were 2-1 up after the morning foursomes, with the team’s two new internationals playing their part. Cheshire’s Rachael Goodall continued her successful partnership with English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd, while Surrey’s Annabel Dimmock paired up with Alex Peters of Nottinghamshire for her winning debut. In the singles, British champion Georgia Hall was quick to score England’s third point with a 6/5 win in her match – conceding only one hole during the game. Gabriella Cowley and Annabel Dimmock secured the team’s win when they both closed out their singles opponents. Results Foursomes Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) & Lauren Taylor (Woburn) lost to Alyson McKechin & Eilidh Briggs 2/1      Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) & Rachael Goodall (Heswall) beat Lauren Whyte & Heather Munro 2/1 Annabel Dimmock (Wentworth) & Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) beat Megan Briggs & Gabrielle MacDonald 2/1 Singles Hall beat McKechin 6/5 Boyd lost to E Briggs 2/1 Cowley beat M Briggs 4/2 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) lost to Connie Jaffrey 3/2 Dimmock beat Whyte 2/1      Goodall lost to Hannah McCook 2/1     11th September 2013 England lose to Wales at Home Internationals England’s defence of the Women’s Home Internationals began with a 6½-2½ defeat by Wales on the first day of the tournament at Scotscraig, Scotland. Despite the scoreline the match was very close, with five of the day’s nine games going to the 18th. But time and again, England were on the back foot after the 17th, and this hole proved to be the team’s downfall. In the morning foursomes, Lauren Taylor and Georgia Hall lost the 17th to go one down – and could only halve the 18th. In the singles, exactly the same fate befell Lauren, Gabriella Cowley and Alex Peters. Georgia Hall was the exception in the afternoon. The British champion birdied both 16 and 17 to close out her game against Amy Boulden and provide England’s sole singles win. English champion Sarah-Jane Boyd held on well against Becky Harries to provide a half – and was unbeaten on the day. In the morning she combined with new international Rachael Goodall to provide England’s only foursomes win. The momentum in the match ebbed and flowed between the two teams as the singles unfolded. The Welsh took the early initiative before England fought back – only to founder too often at the 17th. England coach Steve Robinson commented: “The score doesn’t reflect the quality of the play or how close the match was. “Now we’ve got to reflect on our performance and see what we can improve. We’ve got to pick ourselves up for tomorrow – we’ve got a few points to prove to others and to ourselves.” In the day’s other match Ireland and Scotland halved. Tomorrow, England will play Scotland while Wales take on Ireland. Results England v Scotland   Foursomes Lauren Taylor (Woburn) and Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) lost to Amy Boulden and Becky Harries 1 down Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) and Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) lost to Chloe Williams and Katie Bradbury 3/2 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) and Rachael Goodall (Heswall) beat Sam Birks and Kath O’Connor 4/3. Singles Hall beat Boulden 3/1 Taylor lost to Williams 1 down Peters lost to Bradbury 1 down Cowley lost to Birks 1 down Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) lost to Jess Evans 3/2 Boyd halved with Harries Caption – The England team, back row from left: Amber Ratcliffe, Gabriella Cowley, Rachael Goodall, Sarah-Jane Boyd, Georgia Hall. Front row: Lauren Taylor, Alex Peters, Lynn Booth (captain), Annabel Dimmock.last_img read more

Harrison joins Bengals, motivated by Steelers

first_imgBengals linebacker James Harrison speaks during an NFL football news conference, May 14, at Paul Brown Stadium in Cincinnati. Harrison signed with the Bengals as a free agent from the Pittsburgh Steelers. (AP Photo/Al Behrman)by Joe KayCINCINNATI (AP) — James Harrison sat in front of the Bengals backdrop, leaned on his right forearm — the one with “James” tattooed length-wise — and thought about his day.“It’s a change,” he said of his introduction to tiger stripes. “That’s definite. But everything has a reason, and everything happens for a reason. So it’s the reason I’m here.”He’s here to try to get the Bengals their first playoff victory in 23 years.The 35-year-old linebacker left Pittsburgh as a free agent, unable to agree on a restructured contract to help the Steelers get under the salary cap. He chose Cincinnati because it’s been in the playoffs each of the last two seasons and it’s close to his home, which is still in Pittsburgh.Plus, he gets to face the Steelers twice a season as AFC North rivals. Although he has no hard feelings toward the team that helped him become one of the NFL’s best, he hasn’t forgotten how things ended there.It won’t be long before he gets a chance to make his point in person. The Bengals’ home opener is a Monday night game against the Steelers.“I understand it’s a business, so it’s not like I can really take it personally,” Harrison said. “But to say that it doesn’t motivate me in some sense would be a lie.”After he left Pittsburgh, Harrison had to work out for the Bengals, who wanted to make sure he was beyond a knee injury that sidelined him during training camp and forced him to miss the first three games last season. He was in Arizona working out when the Bengals offered a two-year deal last month.Harrison estimated he spends between $400,000 and $600,000 a year to stay as healthy as possible. He said he uses a hyperbaric chamber in Arizona, and has his own staff of acupuncturists, massage therapists and homeopathic doctors.He’ll bring them with him to Cincinnati, where he joined his new team for the first time this week.“I’m still not able to do certain things, but as far as my physical health, I’m able to train a lot harder than I have been over the last two, three offseasons,” Harrison said. “I’m able to do a lot more weight (lifting). I’m able to just do a lot more things that my body physically couldn’t do because of injury, or whatever it may be.”Harrison was the league’s defensive player of the year in 2008. He helped the Steelers win Super Bowls in the 2005 and 2008 seasons.Cincinnati hasn’t won a playoff game since the 1990 season, a streak of futility that’s tied for seventh-longest in NFL history. The Bengals made the playoffs as a wild card team each of the last two seasons but lost to Houston in the opening round both years.Coach Marvin Lewis is 0-4 in the playoffs during his 10 years in Cincinnati.The Bengals return their defense virtually intact from last season, when it finished sixth in yards allowed. Adding Harrison will upgrade a position where they needed some depth. It’ll also bring in someone accustomed to winning playoff games.“He gives you that swagger and that seal,” cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones said Tuesday, after working out at Paul Brown Stadium. “You know when you mail off the letter you make sure you put a stamp on it. Well, he’s the stamp.”Jones spent some time with Harrison reminiscing about their head-to-head encounter in Dallas in 2008, when the linebacker hit him on a punt returned and injured his neck. Jones fell on the ball, and Harrison dived on top of him.“I muffed a punt and he almost killed me,” Jones said. “We talked about it today. That was the first time I hurt my neck, then I re-injured it again when I was here. I told him if he was down (on the field), I probably would have done the same thing.”last_img read more

‘Mookie’ Blaylock’s condition improves after crash, off life support

first_imgIn this May 8, 1997, photo, Atlanta Hawks’ Mookie Blaylock (10) drives against the Chicago Bulls’ Ron Harper during an NBA basketball playoff game in Chicago. (AP Photo/Michael S. Green, File)ATLANTA (AP) — Former NBA All-Star guard Daron “Mookie” Blaylock was upgraded to serious condition at an Atlanta hospital Saturday, a day after his SUV crashed head-on into a van and killed a woman.Atlanta Medical Center spokeswoman Nicole Gustin confirmed that the 46-year-old Blaylock’s condition had improved since he was airlifted to the hospital. Police said the former Atlanta Hawks player was initially placed on life support and was in critical condition late Friday even after he was taken off of it.Blaylock was driving in neighboring Jonesboro Friday afternoon when he crashed, said Clayton County police spokesman Clarence Cox. Police said his SUV crossed the center line and slammed into an oncoming van.A passenger in the van, 43-year-old Monica Murphy, died Friday night, Jonesboro Police Chief Franklin Allen said. Her husband, 41-year-old Frankie Murphy, suffered a broken ankle.last_img read more

After 17 major titles, Serena wants to improve

first_imgSerena Williams hugs the championship trophy after defeating Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, during the women’s singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)  by Howard FendrichAP Tennis WriterNEW YORK (AP) — Serena Williams won her first major title at the 1999 U.S. Open, when she was just 17.She won her 17th at the same site, at age 31.Given the way she’s playing right now, and the way her game keeps evolving, there’s every reason to believe that collection will grow some more.“I’m already thinking about what I could have done better. I think I’m a little crazy in that (way), like something must not be right, because I don’t even relish the moment enough,” said Williams, who turns 32 on Sept. 26. “I just automatically think: What’s next?”Serena Williams, right, greets Victoria Azarenka, of Belarus, at the net after winning the women’s singles final of the 2013 U.S. Open tennis tournament, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013, in New York. (AP Photo/David Goldman)After wasting a big lead in the U.S. Open final Sunday against Victoria Azarenka, Williams put aside all sorts of problems — including, she acknowledged later, some nerves — to regroup and regain control. Pulling away down the stretch, the No. 1-seeded Williams beat No. 2 Azarenka 7-5, 6-7 (6), 6-1 for her second consecutive championship at Flushing Meadows.“When you’re always trying to write history — or join history, in my case — maybe you just get a little more nervous than you should. I also think it’s kind of cool, because it means that it means a lot to you. It means a lot to me, this trophy,” Williams said, pointing her right hand at her fifth silver cup from the U.S. Open, “and every single trophy that I have.”She has won four of the past six major tournaments. Her 17 Grand Slam titles are the sixth-most in history for a woman, only one behind Martina Navratilova and Chris Evert, and the same total as the men’s record-holder, Roger Federer.“It feels really good to be in that same league as him,” Williams said.She earned $3.6 million in prize money to become the first woman to surpass $9 million in a season and $50 million in a career.But that’s not what excites her.“I don’t play tennis for the money. I honestly love to play. I love Grand Slams. When I grew up playing tennis in Compton, I just never thought about any of this,” Williams said. “I think my dad got me into tennis because of the money, but me being naive and silly, I never thought about it. I just thought, ‘I want to win.’”Sure doing a lot of that lately.Williams is 67-4 with a career-high nine titles this season. Since a first-round loss at the French Open in June 2012, she is 98-5 with 14 titles.“She’s become a better player, a more intense player. Tougher overall,” said Patrick Mouratoglou, the French coach who began working with Williams shortly after that defeat in Paris last year. “This year, every time she steps on the court, she’s the favorite. Every time. And she’s played so many matches with this on her back.”On Monday, No. 1 Novak Djokovic faces No. 2 Rafael Nadal in the men’s title match for the third time in four years. It’s the first time since 1996 that both U.S. Open singles finals were 1-vs.-2 matchups.Nadal has 12 major titles, Djokovic six. This is their 37th meeting, the most between any two men in the professional era.Williams and Azarenka were facing each other for the 16th time, and Williams has won 13. But Azarenka is responsible for half of Williams’ losses in 2013, including in the final of a hard-court tournament at Mason, Ohio, last month.Plus, Azarenka is a two-time Australian Open champion and was 31-1 on hard courts this season until Sunday.Oh, and then there’s what happened last year in New York: Azarenka pushed Williams to three sets in the U.S. Open final back then, too.So it should not have been surprising that Williams’ edge evaporated. She went ahead by a set and two breaks in the second at 4-1, then served for the match at 5-4 and 6-5. But Azarenka kept breaking her, then pulled out the tiebreaker.For Williams, there were some jitters. Her usually trusty serve, which did produce nine aces at up to 126 mph, got shaky. Azarenka’s powerful swings off both wings gave her fits. So did the gusting wind. A couple of foot-fault calls added to the angst.As Williams headed to the sideline after dropping a set for the first time in the tournament, she chucked her racket, which ricocheted onto the court.“I got a little uptight, which probably wasn’t the best thing at that moment,” Williams said. “I wasn’t playing very smart tennis then, so I just had to relax and not do that again.”After that rough second set, Williams gave herself a pep talk.“Serena really found a way to calm down and restart from zero and quickly erase what happened,” Mouratoglou said.A year ago, Williams and Azarenka played the first three-set women’s final in New York since 1995. This time, they went the distance again, playing a total of 2 hours, 45 minutes.“She’s a champion, and she knows how to repeat that. She knows what it takes to get there. I know that feeling, too. And when two people who want that feeling so bad meet,” Azarenka said, pounding her fists together, “it’s like a clash.”Williams added to her U.S. Open titles from 1999, 2002, 2008 and 2012.Those go alongside five from Wimbledon, five from the Australian Open, and two from the French Open, which she won this year.“Being older, it’s always awesome and such a great honor, because I don’t know if I’ll ever win another Grand Slam,” Williams said. “Obviously, I hope so.”___Follow Howard Fendrich on Twitter at http://twitter.com/HowardFendrichlast_img read more

Lauryn Williams makes history as Black Olympians capture medals for women’s bobsled

first_imgFrom left to right, silver medal winners from the United States Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, gold medal winners from Canada Kaillie Humphries and Heather Moyse, and bronze medal winners from the United States Jamie Greubel and Aja Evans pose during the flower ceremony during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 19, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)Williams becomes the first U.S. woman and fifth athlete overall to win medals in different sports at both the Summer and Winter GamesKRASNAYA POLYANA, Russia (AP) — For Canada’s Kaillie Humphries, having a minimal margin for error is apparently no problem.It’s why she’s the World Cup champion.It’s also why she’s the Olympic champion. Again.Humphries and Heather Moyse remain queens of Olympic women’s bobsledding after winning their second straight gold medal, rallying past the U.S. duo of Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams on Wednesday night at the Sochi Games.“How do you describe achieving a dream?” Humphries asked after becoming the first women’s bobsled driver to win back-to-back Olympic gold medals. “This is a four-year goal of ours. This has been something that we’ve done together.”The final margin: One-tenth of a second.“Anytime you come that close and you can taste it, if you don’t get the result, it hurts a little bit,” Meyers said. “But Kaillie just beat me.”Silver medal winners from the United States Elana Meyers and Lauryn Williams, pose during the flower ceremony during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 19, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)Meyers became the first U.S. women’s bobsledder to win multiple Olympic medals, this one added to the bronze she captured as a brakeman in Vancouver. Williams became the first U.S. woman and fifth athlete overall to win medals in different sports at both the Summer and Winter Games, her silver here added to a sprint relay gold from London in 2012 and a silver from the 100 meters in Athens in 2004.“I didn’t come here to make history,” Williams said. “I came here to help Team USA and I feel like I did. It wasn’t about history for me. It wasn’t about the medal for me. It’s all about the journey.”Jamie Greubel paired with brakeman Aja Evans to grab the bronze in USA-2, giving the U.S. two Olympic women’s bobsled medal winners for the first time.“We have so much depth in our program and so much talent on our team,” Greubel said. “And to be able to show the world that we are a force to be reckoned with is really awesome.”The team from the United States USA-2, piloted by Jamie Greubel with brakeman Aja Evans, hug each other after their bronze medal finish during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 19, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)All true.But this night belonged to Humphries — who beat Meyers by a single point for the season-long World Cup title — and Moyse.They were second behind Meyers and Williams in USA-1 after the first two runs on Tuesday and left the track not knowing or caring how far behind they were. The way they saw it, showing up on Wednesday and going as fast as they could was all that mattered.“Anything else would have been a negative way to think,” Moyse said.It gave them the most positive of all results.In the third heat, they cut by more than half the 0.23-second deficit they entered the night facing. Humphries went next-to-last in the final run, throwing down a sizzling 57.92 to put the pressure on USA-1. Moments later, when Meyers had another early skid in her final trip down the track, the gold was essentially decided.Still, USA-1 hardly seemed dissatisfied with Sochi silver.When it was over, Williams wrapped herself in an American flag, jumping up and down while she and Meyers smiled broadly.The team from the United States USA-3, piloted by Jazmine Fenlator with brakeman Lolo Jones, left, wave to fans after their final run during the women’s bobsled competition at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Feb. 19, in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)Not long afterward, all three U.S. teams — including Lolo Jones and Jazmine Fenlator, who were 11th in USA-3 — were arm in arm, celebrating that two medals are America-bound.And to Jones, seeing Williams — a fellow track athlete turned bobsledder — etch her spot in Olympic history meant just about everything.“She’s like a Jesse Owens. I hope she just inspired a whole country,” Jones said. “When I get home I hope she’s a household name. Her transformation was the most brilliant thing I’ve ever watched.”For Jones, it was not the Olympics she dreamed about. Her third trip to the games — the first two as a hurdler, in Beijing and London — also ended without a medal.Jones clipped a hurdle to lose what would have been gold in Beijing and fought through injury to finish fourth in London, finding both results difficult to accept. At these games, going home without a medal was hardly her fault, as the push times for USA-3 — which was not expected to be in medal contention — were hardly the problem.As a few fans chanted their names, Fenlator and Jones both gave big waves, accompanied by wide smiles when it was over.That alone seemed like victory for Jones, whose first two Olympic experiences ended in heartbreak.last_img read more

Port of Olympia Invites Applicants For Citizens Advisory Committee Alternates

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 The Port of Olympia Commission is seeking applicants for two alternates to the Port of Olympia Citizens Advisory Committee. When a regular committee member cannot complete their term, the Commission appoints an alternate to assume that term as a regular member. Alternates are invited to Citizens Advisory Committee meetings and are included in Port communications to the committee. Committee terms cycle in June of each year. This year there are no regular positions open on the committee. The Citizens Advisory Committee comprises 12 citizen volunteers who meet periodically, or as needed, to address assignments from the Commission. Individual members also may be asked to participate with Port staff on a range of Port programs and projects. The committee has contributed citizen advice and assistance to the Port since the Commission formed it in 1994.Applicants must be Thurston County residents. A Port Commissioner, the Executive Director and the Chair of the committee will interview applicants and recommend appointments of the alternates to the Commission. Criteria for selection are community and economic development activities; volunteer, board or committee experience; work experience; experience or knowledge of the Port; and reasons for serving.For an application form, please call 360.528.8000 or visit the Port’s website at http://www.portolympia.com. The application deadline is Friday, June 1, 2012.last_img read more

Adopt-A-Pet Dog of the Week: Cosmo Cramer

first_imgFacebook371Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Adopt-A-PetMeet Cosmo Cramer! He is a 2-year-old, 68-pound Airedale Terrier mix who is seeking a forever family. He loves people, car rides, cuddles, does well on a leash, and knows the commands for “sit” and “off”. Cosmo is very smart and will need help to continue to learn good dog manners and he aims to please! Volunteers here at the shelter seem to think that his fuzzy face is his best feature! Although he came in to our facility as a stray, he quickly earned his name by showing us his goofy ways!   He will make you smile!If you have further questions or would like to schedule an appointment to meet Cosmo Cramer in person, please contact the adoption team at Shelton Adopt-a-Pet. Emails are the preferred method of communication.Adopt-A-Pet has many great dogs and always need volunteers. To see all our current dogs, visit the Adopt-A-Pet website, our Facebook page or at the shelter on Jensen Road in Shelton. For more information, email thedoghouse3091@hotmail.com or call 360-432-3091.last_img read more

Lance Klusener believes Rishabh Pant needs to brush aside his flamboyancy in order to…

first_imgAdvertisement 4pjo72NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs82ea8Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Eeyv( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4oj6xyWould you ever consider trying this?😱8poCan your students do this? 🌚83g1Roller skating! Powered by Firework Rishabh Pant will do well to learn from others’ mistakes rather than make his own, according to former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener. In an interview with the PTI, the 48-year-old said that the left hander’s average of 22.90 in ODIs and 21.57 in T20Is doesn’t do justice to the kind of talent he has. Klusener has seen the youngster’s development closely during his tenure as the bowling coach of the Delhi senior team last year.Advertisement The 1999 World Cup’s Player of the Tournament reckons that the flamboyancy the left-hander possesses along with his reckless shot selection is an indication that he is getting ahead of himself.Advertisement “It would hard for me to pinpoint but with a phenomenal talent like that, one always tends to get a bit ahead of himself,” said Klusener, who is currently touring India with the South African team as their batting coach.“He needs to give himself time to get in and that bit of time will allow him to showcase his talent,” he added.Advertisement The Protea all-rounder who played 49 Tests and 171 ODIs for his side also claimed that it would be great if Pant can soak in advice from all the great seniors in the Indian set-up.“It’s wonderful to have the talent like Rishabh in the twilight years of MS Dhoni’s career. From an Indian point of view, maybe they should try and get him to contribute more. He has some wonderful coaches and players around him so take their advice but at the same time don’t curb your natural talent,” he advised the young keeper. Advertisementlast_img read more

Shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth, Sameer Varme progress to second round of Korea Open

first_imgAdvertisement acrsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vssj6aWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E68wjq( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) y0c8Would you ever consider trying this?😱c6iuzCan your students do this? 🌚ksj0w0pRoller skating! Powered by Firework It has been a promising start for India in the ongoing Korea Open with both Kidambi Srikanth and Sameer Verma progressing to the second round of the men’s singles competition on Wednesday. Srikanth, the sixth seed of the tournament beat Wong Wing Ki Vincent of Hong Kong by a 21-18, 21-17 margin in a tie which lasted 37 minutes.Advertisement With this victory, the former world no.1, Srikanth will face Kanta Tsuneyama of Japan in the second round.Advertisement Sameer Verma also made it to the second round after his opponent Japanese Kazumasa Sakai gave a walk-over midway through the match with an injury, even though Verma was leading the game 11-8. In the second round Sameer will take on Kim Donghun of Korea who defeated another Indian shuttler Sourabh Verma, by a score of 21-13, 12-21, 13-21.However, there is no Indian participating in the women’s singles with the world number 9 Saina Nehwal, who made early exits in a number of tournaments recently, decided to skip the event. The Hyderabadi star is likely to feature at the Syed Modi International World Tour Super 300 in Lucknow next week.Advertisement   Advertisementlast_img read more

Why is Lucas Vázquez out of the Real Madrid squad? Because he dropped weights…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@lucasvazquez91)Advertisement 49cnu2NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs0taWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E6qt( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) l0zjWould you ever consider trying this?😱9etb2Can your students do this? 🌚cft7bRoller skating! Powered by Firework Lucas Vázquez, a favourite of Zinedine Zidane, the ace Real Madrid winger has faced the most unfortunate of events. Having 129 appearances for the senior team in four seasons, the right winger has been the first choice when lining up the starting 11, especially in derbys. And now, he’s out for six weeks after dropping weight on his feet in the training gym, just before El Clasico!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Instagram(@lucasvazquez91)As reported by the club officials, the Spanish international has ended up with a broken toe due to one mishap in the Valdebebas training ground gym last Wednesday.A statement was released on the Los Blancos’ website after diagnosis, which read:Advertisement “Following the tests carried out today on our player Lucas Vazquez by the Real Madrid medical department, he has been diagnosed with a fracture to the distal phalanx in his left hallux.“His recovery will continue to be assessed.”Advertisement Speculations are being made on the 28 year old’s recovery period, and guesses range between a month to one and a half. However, its pretty much confirmed that the Madrid youth academy graduate will miss out on the December’s derby at Camp Nou.A youth academy graduate, Vázquez played for the Real Madrid C and B squad, and secured senior team football in 2015 after a season long loan spell at RCD Espanyol. Advertisementlast_img read more