Albert Ramos He has mentioned goodbye this morning of the event of Córdoba (Argentina), of the ATP 250 class and performed on clay, after falling in his quarterfinal match with the primary seed, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (6-0, 7-6 (0)). The Catalan, quantity 42 in the world and remaining because the solely Spanish of the South American contest, He was unable to make the most of any of his two break alternatives in the course of the match and exhibited a poor 49% of factors earned together with his first service – by 79% of the native tennis participant. Thus, Schwartzman endorsed a ‘rosco’ in the first set, which completed in lower than half an hour. Already in the second spherical, after each defended their respective serves and that there have been no breaks, every part was determined in the ‘tie-break’, the place Ramos couldn’t obtain any mini-point.On this means, Schwartzman will face Serbian Laslo Djere in the semifinals, that additionally eradicated the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero (6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5)).
FILE- In this Sunday, Feb. 23, 2014 file photo, Russia’s gold medal winner Alexander Legkov gestures to the crowd during the flower ceremony of the men’s 50K cross-country race at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Krasnaya Polyana, Russia. The International Olympic Committee said Wednesday, Nov. 1st, 2017, cross-country skier Alexander Legkov has been disqualified from all his events at Sochi. Legkov won an individual gold medal and relay silver. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia, File)GENEVA — In a landmark verdict that indicates Russia conspired to run a doping program at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, a cross-country skier who won a gold medal was disqualified by the IOC on Wednesday.All results for Alexander Legkov in Sochi were wiped from the record and he was banned for life from attending another Olympics.ADVERTISEMENT However, McLaren’s investigation said the Russian doping program was enabled by the country’s government, anti-doping agency and testing labs, plus sports governing bodies.The second cross-country skier who was disqualified and banned, Evgeniy Belov, did not win a medal.Lawyers for the two skiers disputed the IOC panel’s ruling while accepting a doping program was in place.“So there is neither Prof. McLaren’s assertion nor proof that individual athletes have really participated in the system that has undoubtedly existed,” German law firm Wieschemann said in a statement.Russia’s sports minister during the Sochi Olympics, Vitaly Mutko, told the Russian state news agency Tass that the IOC ruling “inspires great alarm and bewilderment.”“The correct and just decision is to file an appeal with CAS (the Court of Arbitration for Sport),” said Mutko, who is now a Deputy Prime Minister and heads the organizing committee for soccer’s 2018 World Cup.The two skiers’ cases are the first from Sochi to be judged by the IOC panel created to verify McLaren’s work. The Canadian law professor had himself been appointed by WADA to examine claims by Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of Russia’s WADA-authorized drug-testing laboratories.Rodchenkov, who is now in a witness protection program in the United States, said he switched tainted urine samples for clean ones at the Sochi lab with help from what he believed was the Russian security service.The verdicts announced Wednesday were the first from six cross-country skiers scheduled to have hearings at IOC headquarters this week. They include Maxim Vylegzhanin, who won one of his three silver medals in the Russian sweep of the 50-kilometer event.“Additional decisions from these first hearings will be communicated in the coming days,” the IOC said.Other cases involving Russian athletes in different Winter Olympic sports have also been handed over to the IOC panel, chaired by Swiss lawyer Denis Oswald.“The Oswald Commission has announced that all hearings for active athletes who could qualify for the Olympic Winter Games PyeongChang 2018 will be completed by the end of November,” the IOC said. The IOC panel did not give details of the evidence Wednesday. McLaren has said that glass sample bottles were scratched when broken into, and in some cases clean urine used to cover up doping was tampered with, revealing unnatural levels of salt and even DNA from the wrong gender.Legkov’s gold medal was a marquee Russian success at the Sochi Olympics, which was a national priority for President Vladimir Putin and cost $51 billion to prepare for and host.The cross-country skier won gold in the individual 50-kilometer freestyle race in a Russian podium sweep on the last day of competition. The Russian trio received their medals in the main Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony. Legkov had earlier taken silver in the 4×10-kilometer relay.Legkov said last year he had never failed a doping test, claiming he was tested so often that he couldn’t have doped without being caught.“You’d have to be a complete kamikaze to do that in Russia if you’re an athlete representing our nation,” Legkov said then.ADVERTISEMENT Spurs bring back Tony Parker after rehab stint in G-League Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set MOST READ The 34-year-old Legkov also has two medals from the world championships — a silver and a bronze in relay races — plus nine individual victories on the World Cup circuit. He now faces a ban by the International Ski Federation.Skiing’s governing body said its doping panel will wait until the IOC gives all six verdicts, which it expected next week. FIS set a target of Nov. 24 — when the cross-country World Cup season starts — to make progress.Legkov also threatened to file a libel lawsuit against Rodchenkov, the former lab director who is the key witness to the Sochi conspiracy claims.At his news conference last year, Legkov spoke alongside then-Deputy Sports Minister Yuri Nagornykh, who stepped down after he was accused by McLaren of helping to cover up doping.The Russian government says it has never supported drug use by athletes.Russia now risks losing its place atop the Sochi medal tables, with second-place Norway set to be upgraded for medals in each of the men’s cross-country ski events affected by doping. Norwegians Petter Northug and Martin Johnsrud Sundby could each be awarded two medals.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? 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On Monday, October 10, the second of three US Presidential debate was held between Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton, the Republican and Democratic candidates respectively. This debate was not watched by as many people who tuned in to watch the first one. Nevertheless, this in itself was a historic event because of the number of people who tuned in to watch the second debate. But this debate was unique in many ways. If it was not clear by the first debate who would win the election on November 8, it became very clear after the second debate who would become the 44th President of the US.Two days before the second debate, a bombshell video-taped conversation appeared in the media showing Donald Trump bragging in the most vulgar terms about kissing, groping and trying to have sex with women. In the 2005 video conversation, Trump, referring to his sexual encounters with women, was heard saying on a hot microphone that “when you’re a star, they let you do it”. In that audio, Trump discussed a failed attempt to seduce a woman. He said that “I moved on her, and I failed. I’ll admit it.” The video was recorded several months after he married his third wife, Melania. In the conversation, Trump was egged on by another reporter. The comments about exactly where he would grab women is too vulgar to repeat here.No doubt the American media was all over this story, especially since it appeared two days before the second debate. One by one, elected Republican leaders in Congress condemned Trump for his statements. They took the unprecedented step of withdrawing their support for Trump. Even his vice presidential running mate Mike Pence, condemned Trump’s statement.In an attempt to stop the defections, and to keep his supporters on his side, Trump issued a half-hearted apology which showed him reading from a teleprompter. Trump has been criticized in this campaign for derogatory and lewd comments about women, including some made on TV and live radio, as well as a series of disparaging remarks he made about Muslins, Mexicans and a handicapped reporter.This was the backdrop to which the second debate was held. From the get go, the candidates refused to shake hands, and throughout the debate they traded barbs and insults. Each were fighting their own demons. Hillary Clinton appeared shaky and could not effectively defend her actions regarding the deletion of thousands of emails, some confidential, while she worked at the State Department. Most people expected Trump to apologize at the outset in his opening remarks, but this was not to be. He did, however, make arrangements for several of Bill Clinton’ sexual harassment accusers to sit in the audience during the debate.Now that the debate is over, it seems that Trump is given some credit for stemming the tide of defection and loss of support from establishment Republicans. But some Republicans are jumping ship and may vote for Clinton. Speaker Paul Ryan, the top Republican in the U.S. Congress, took the extraordinary step of distancing himself from Donald Trump, stirring a backlash from some lawmakers and deepening a crisis over his party’s struggling presidential nominee. Ryan said he will not campaign with Trump and he is advising Republican candidates to go at it on their own.National public opinion polls show Hillary Clinton now ahead with as much as 11 points ahead of Trump. Even in swing states where the race was almost statistically tied, Clinton has moved ahead. It is safe to say that she will win the election in November. When all is said and done, it is likely that more scandals may rock the Trump campaign between now and election day, given the candidate’s flair for off the cuff remarks and his long history of being associated with reality television shows.Clinton has the election in the bag. She can smile all the way to the White House. Trump will continue to unravel and self destruct. Republicans can hope to get as many Republics elected to Congress so they can block major Democratic legislations. They have another 4 years to get their act together…without a Donald Trump. (Send comments to BRamharack60@gmail.com)
Narrow marginsWhen Kyle Walker leapt acrobatically into the air to hook Mohamed Salah’s header off the goalline in the final seconds, it was a vivid demonstration of the narrow margins that are sure to settle the battle for supremacy between Manchester City and Liverpool this season.Manchester City’s Kyle Walker clears off the line to deny Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah © AFP / Adrian DENNIS“I’m a defender. I stop goals,” Walker said. “It starts off the season. We can start our momentum, and hopefully we can replicate what we did last season.”Walker’s incredible clearance, which allowed Pep Guardiola’s team to eventually win on penalties, was reminiscent of City team-mate John Stones’ remarkable stretch to block his clearance from deflecting into his own net against Liverpool last season.Stones managed to stop 11 millimetres of the ball from crossing the line, setting the stage for a 2-1 City win that played a key role in their successful title defence as they held off Liverpool by one point.That title race was only concluded on the last day of the season and required City to reel off a blistering sequence of victories to stop Liverpool, beaten just once all season in the league, winning their first English title since 1990.With little to separate treble winners City and European champions Liverpool in Sunday’s ferociously-fought ‘friendly’, the expected battle for the Premier League title between the rivals is likely to go down to the wire once more.Sterling, Salah shake off rustLiverpool’s Mohamed Salah led the attack at Wembley © AFP / Ian KINGTONRaheem Sterling and Mohamed Salah were two of the driving forces behind Manchester City and Liverpool’s success last season and they look set to lead the way again after the star forwards were at the heart of the best moments at Wembley.Sterling always shines at Wembley for club and country and the England winger, who started up front before moving to the flanks after Leroy Sane’s injury, was a constant menace with his pace and movement.He opened the scoring with a close-range finish in the 12th minute, but showed a brief sign of rust when he wasted a chance to put the game out of Liverpool’s reach in the second half as he stumbled when clean through on goal.It is likely to be a rare slip from Sterling and the same will surely be said of Egypt’s Salah.While some might be concerned Salah failed to hit the target from a host of opportunities, he was by far Liverpool’s most dangerous forward and on another day he would have had a hat-trick.Schedule stressManchester City manager Pep Guardiola and Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp are united in their belief that football’s schedule makers are putting their players at risk with their unrelenting fixture list.Jurgen Klopp and Pep Guardiola are united in their contempt for the demands placed on their players © AFP / Ian KINGTONLiverpool were without Senegal winger Sadio Mane as he rested after the Africa Cup of Nations, while Manchester City didn’t have Algeria’s Riyad Mahrez following the same tournament.Several other City and Liverpool stars including Mohamed Salah and Sergio Aguero have only recently returned to training after their international commitments in what is dubiously called the ‘close-season’.In the circumstances, both teams deserve credit for producing tenacious performances after so little time to recover.But with the Premier League starting next Friday — earlier than any of the other major leagues — when Liverpool host Norwich, Klopp once again made it clear he believes the authorities are being unfair on the players by having such a small break before the domestic season begins.And Guardiola, whose team open their league season at West Ham on Saturday, totally agreed, slamming a “crazy” schedule he hopes won’t detrimentally affect City’s title defence.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Manchester City’s Gabriel Jesus celebrates after converting the winning penalty in the Community Shield © AFP / Adrian DENNISLONDON, United Kingdom, Aug 5 – Manchester City won the Community Shield with a 5-4 penalty shoot-out win over Liverpool after a 1-1 draw at Wembley on Sunday.Here, AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the annual curtain-raiser to the English top-flight season:
3 3 The United faithful took the defender to their hearts and regular chants of ‘Ar-gen-tina’ rained down onto the pitch whenever an opponent found himself on the end of a full-bloodied challenge from Heinze.Matters began to turn sour when the Argentina international suffered serious cruciate ligament damage during a Champions League fixture against Villarreal and was ruled out for the majority of the 2005/06 campaign.On his return, Heinze had been usurped at full back by Patrice Evra and had to wait to force his way back into the first-team fold in the centre of defence.Unsatisfied with his route from stalwart to fringe player, Heinze nailed his colours to the mast in sensational fashion and attempted to engineer a move to United’s arch rivals Liverpool. Inadvisable actions.Sir Alex Ferguson quashed such attempts and declared that the defender would not be allowed to join a Premier League outfit, Anfield or otherwise.Following a very public spat a transfer tribunal ruled in United’s favour and, with the pair’s relationship broken beyond repair, Heinze was sold to Real Madrid in the summer of 2007.The Scotsman had dug his heels in and ensured that, once again, it was he, not his players, that held the power at Old Trafford.In truth, Heinze’s knee injury had robbed him of his pace and United got shot of a player whose best years were beyond him, even if his competitive streak still burned brightly.Heinze left the Theatre of Dreams with a Premier League and League Cup winners medal, but his reputation amongst the home crowd was in tatters.After two years in the Spanish capital, Heinze joined Marseille and seemed to have learned from the errors of his past prior to an encounter against United with his new side in the Champions League group stages in 2011.“I don’t have many regrets from my career as a footballer, but that episode with Ferguson has to be one of them. I’m impulsive and strong-willed and this has got me into trouble at times, which was the case when I left United,” Heinze declared.Although his former manager claimed to have no problem with the man who attempted to defect to Merseyside, the travelling United fanbase inside the Stade Velodrome were not so forgiving. Gabriel Heinze Gabriel Heinze became Manchester United’s second signing of the summer when he agreed to join the Red Devils from Paris Saint-Germain for a fee of £6.9 million in June 2004.The first, Alan Smith, had caused plenty of controversy after deciding to swap Elland Road for Old Trafford, but it was the Stretford End’s feathers that were ruffled when the Argentine defender departed three years later.However, before Heinze burned several bridges, he proved to be an instant hit under Sir Alex Ferguson.The versatile defender, who possessed a tenacious attitude tailor made for the physicality of England’s top tier, became the club’s first-choice left back.Such was the seamless manner of his adjustment to the English game, Heinze became the first player from outside of Europe to win the Sir Matt Busby Player of the Year award at the end of his debut campaign on these shores.There was just no messing about with Heinze; just ask Gennaro Gattuso. 3
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m. “It’s just something that we could do for these guys who are putting their lives on the line,” Kim said. The restaurant is located near a blockade on Pacific Coast Highway and will reopen for regular business Wednesday. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! MALIBU — One of Los Angeles’ most swanky restaurants laid out a scrumptious spread for firefighters and residents. Nobu Malibu served a buffet of sushi and seafood as a blaze that blackened 4,500 acres begins to die down. Manager Darren Kim said the buffet featured sushi, black cod, sea bass, king crab legs and lobster salad – thousands of dollars worth of quality seafood. The restaurant served about 50 firefighters on Tuesday.
FORMER Donegal county star Pauric McShea has said he is disappointed at how the Kevin Cassidy controversy has been handled.McShea, who played in Donegal’s Ulster title-winning side in 1972, says the action taken by manager Jim McGuinness over comments Cassidy made in a book was over the top.“I think the action taken by Jim was a little extreme,” said the former county defender. “Kevin was probably a little naive in his comments but I don’t think they should have led to him being discarded.”It’s the latest comment in a row that just won’t go away.Last week Cassidy sent a message on Twitter which appeared to be a dig at county captain Michael Murphy after he had spoke out to defend McGuinness.© 2011 donegaldaily.com, all Rights Reserved The copying, republication or redistribution of donegaldaily.com Content, including by framing or similar means, is expressly prohibited by law. Follow us on www.twitter.com/donegaldailyFollow us on www.facebook.com/donegaldailySell anything on www.donegaldailyclassifieds.com McSHEA: ‘JIM WAS EXTREME IN FIRING CASSIDY’ was last modified: December 20th, 2011 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Donegal GAAGAAJim McGuinnessKevin Cassidy
DONEGAL manager Jim McGuinness could end up double-jobbing next year, it is reported today.McGuinness, 39, is being lined up for a PART-TIME role with Celtic’s youth academy, where he would use his sports psychology background to develop players, says the Irish Sun.And a part-time position could allow the All-Ireland-winning boss to stay on with Donegal too, says the paper.The Glenties man was at Parkhead last night to see Celtic’s famous 2-1 win over Barcelona. Recently Jim said: “If a professional football team or any professional sporting organisation come in and say they’re interested in working with you or interested in talking to you…“I’m a young man. I have three kids, a young family, so it’s obviously something you’d have to consider.“My background is in sports science and in psychology, and that’s transferable to any sport.” GAA: “McGUINNESS TO TAKE YOUTH ACADEMY JOB AT CELTIC’” – REPORTS was last modified: November 8th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)
LA VERNE — The Arcadia High School football team learned an important lesson on Friday night about the importance of playing all four quarters. The Apaches suffered a 42-25 defeat to Glendora High at Bonita High in their final tune-up before Pacific League play begins next week. Arcadia is 3-2 and visits Muir next Friday. Glendora scored on each of its five first half possession and built a 35-12 lead at halftime. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe top 10 theme park moments of 2019 The Tartans didn’t score again until there was less than two minutes remaining in the game as Arcadia’s defense woke up in the second half. “We made a couple of adjustments that helped us, but we just gave them too much in the first half,’ Apaches coach Jon Dimalante said. “We dug too deep of a hole, but we fought back tough. They never quit.’ The Apaches rallied on the arm of quarterback Travis Gowan, who threw for 303 yards and three touchdowns. But when a team has a running back like Audarrius Bailey, which Arcadia does, it’s a bad sign when the quarterback makes 28 attempts. Bailey did his part, rushing for 133 yards on 15 carries. With the Apaches trailing for the most of the game, though, his role was limited. Arcadia cut the lead to 35-25 early in the fourth quarter on a 4-yard touchdown pas from Gowan to Ryan Rutherford. The Apaches got the ball back deep in their own territory with more than seven minutes left, but the drive ended when Gowan’s pass on fourth-and-short was tipped and fell incomplete. “We played well offensively, and Gowan played real well,’ Dimalante said. “We’re going to be a tough team to defend. We’re trying to become a good football team. “That (Glendora) is a quality (CIF-SS) Division II football team. They’re a big, physical team. This is going to give us some momentum going into league next week.’ Glendora put the game away after the incompletion. Tartans quarterback Brad Stockham connected with receiver Brandon Bryan for his fourth touchdown pass of the game. Glendora’s offense couldn’t be stopped in the first half. The Tartans mixed run and pass well enough to keep the Apaches off-balance. Arcadia was down 28-6 before Gowan got his team a bit closer late in the second quarter. The senior quarterback hit Jordan Larson on a 25-yard scoring strike with 1:08 left in the second quarter. The small amount of time remaining in the half was enough for Glendora to answer back. Stockham concluded a quick drive with a 12- yard touchdown pass to Bryan with 19 seconds left in the second quarter. Aram Tolegian can be reached at (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2233, or by e-mail at email@example.com. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!