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first_imgSince Andy Murray’s memory is as razor sharp as his service returns, he will not have forgotten the parting shot he received from Milos Raonic when they last played.“Next time I’m going to try to serve through him!” the Canadian sharp shooter warned.Three weeks after losing a three-set tussle to Murray at Queen’s Club, Raonic will get a chance to execute his plan as the two clash in Sunday’s Wimbledon final.Over the past fortnight, anyone brave enough to stand in Raonic’s firing line has been flatted by a series of 140 mph missiles.The man with the golden arm tops the list for aces (137) and fastest serve (144 mph) at this year’s tournament after he pole-axed Roger Federer for the first time in a major to became the first Canadian man to reach a grand slam final.Now the sixth seed wants to make sure all his hard work does not unravel in the final as he faces a rival who he called tennis’s “premier workaholic”.“The biggest challenge for me, (is not to get) sucked into his game,” said the 25-year-old, who trails Murray 3-6 in head-to-head meetings.“Andy will try to throw you off, give you some slower balls, some harder balls, all these kinds of things. I guess my goal is to keep him away from that, play it on my terms, be aggressive, not hesitate.”TWO COACHESIn the era of super-coaches, Raonic has the luxury of relying on not one, but two former grand slam champions in the shape of Carlos Moya and three-times Wimbledon champion John McEnroe. Adding the American to his team for the grasscourt season has proved to be a masterstroke.“Milos has got the type of game when he can take the racket out of anyone’s hand. That’s what he did against Federer,” said McEnroe.“You can see how badly Milos wants it and how deep he is willing to go. Against Murray he will have to serve big and go for it.”While the Canadian’s work ethic has come a long way since his childhood days, when he said he would “hit tennis balls from the standing position for two hours” as he was “too lazy” to move, Murray likes nothing better than to put in the hard work in training.Those behind-the-scenes sweat sessions propelled the Briton into a third Wimbledon final and his 11th overall.But playing in an era when Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal have snared 43 slams between them, Murray has had to make do with winning just two titles — at the U.S. Open in 2012 and the All England Club in 2013.RAONIC THREATWith such a poor success rate in the finals, Murray will be eager to capitalise on the chance to face someone other than Djokovic, who surprisingly perished in the third round, or Federer in a title showdown.At the same time, the number two seed is aware of the threat posed by Raonic.“Obviously, first time I’ll play a slam final against someone that isn’t Roger or Novak. So, yeah, that’s different,” said Murray, who was runner-up to Djokovic in this year’s Australian and French Open finals.“Milos is a very tough opponent. He’s played very well on the grass this year and has earned his right to (be in) the final by beating one of the best, if not the best, player ever at this event.“But I’d love to win it again. These tournaments are why I’m still playing and why I’m training hard and trying to win these events. That’s what really motivates me,” added Murray, who has a 2-0 record over Raonic in grand slams and has won their last five meetings.Rekindling his coaching partnership with Ivan Lendl, who guided Murray to his two previous major triumphs, has also added an extra dimension to his game.“From the beginning of the tournament Murray’s been playing better than anyone else. He has been playing better than he ever has, he’s got more confidence and adding Lendl has added that touch more belief,” said McEnroe.At 29, Murray knows that these opportunities will eventually run out and he will be eager to make it count, especially since he can rely on an army of 15,000 Centre Court fans to cheer him all the way to the finishing line.“The older you get, you never know how many more chances you are going to have to play in grand slam finals so you want to make the most of your opportunities,” said Murray.last_img read more


first_imgFans lined up at the new wing to get autographs and take photos with their favourite players.Caps, shirts, bilums and posters were signed and countless selfies taken.But the fans wanted to give back as well. After getting her poster signed, one woman presented back-rower Matt Gillett a beanie with his name on it.They kept on coming, but time could not cater for the hundreds of other fans who had to be turned back.The Captain’s Run for both teams will be held this afternoon with the SP Hunters first at 2:30pm followed by the Brisbane Broncos at 4pm.Tomorrow’s trial match kicks off at the National Football Stadium at 3:30pm.last_img


first_imgNearly cut from team, Espeleta proves worth for Adamson BREAKING: Solicitor General asks SC to forfeit ABS CBN’s franchise Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next The Warriors’ head coach, Steve Kerr, meanwhile, described the blowout as their “annual beatdown at Staples.” The Dubs also lost a favorable match-up against LA in similar fashion last March.Through the first six games of the season, the Lakers are sitting at the 7th place of the Western Conference standings with a 3-3 win-loss record.Although it’s too early to say if it can achieve success this year, the team showed a vast improvement from last season when it took them until Dec. 2 to notch its third win.  Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENT Golden State Warrior Draymond Green  AP PHOTOThe young nucleus of the Los Angeles Lakers isn’t expected to make much of an impact this season, but it certainly made its presence felt over the weekend.The team, which is composed of a few rugged veterans, unproven youngsters and a first-year head coach in Luke Walton, toyed with last year’s runner-up—the revamped team of the Golden State Warriors—in an improbable 117-97 wire-to-wire victory.ADVERTISEMENT View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esportscenter_img 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas READ: Lakers stun Warriors, end Curry’s 3-point streakAfter the 20-point drubbing, the normally brash Warriors’ forward Draymond Green had only nice things to say about their up-and-coming counterparts.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agent“They’re not bad anymore,” he said of the Lakers, according to Bleacher Report. “They’re hungry. Those guys are growing up.”“That’s a young and hungry team with a new staff and they’re getting after it,” he added. Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine EDITORS’ PICK Brad Pitt wins his first acting Oscar as awards get underway We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READlast_img read more


first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netWhen EJ Laure got carried off to the bench after spraining her right ankle early in the third set, University of Santo Tomas seemed headed to a quick exit the UAAP Season 79 women’s volleyball Final Four.That injury, however, somply emboldened the Golden Tigresses as they stole one set in spirited effort against defending champions De La Salle University.ADVERTISEMENT “When EJ went out I showed my teammates that we should rally and fight back, we have to work for it,” said skipper Cherry Rondina Saturday. “I showed them that we should not be pushovers.”La Salle would eventually win in four sets, 25-14, 25-20, 24-26, 25-13, to advance to the Final Four but Rondina, Laure, and company made sure to hand the Lady Spikers a black-gold memento.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSBreak new groundSPORTSMcGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC returnLaure returned to the playing court with La Salle leading 15-13, starting the Golden Tigresses’ comeback to foil a sweep forLa salle.Rondina sealed the third set for UST with a filthy kill that no Lady Spiker defender was able to stop. MOST READ “I was hurt with what happened to EJ, I can’t accept that she’ll just sit this out, I don’t like that feeling,” said Rondina, who had 16 points in the loss. “But I wasn’t surprised when she came back. I know she’ll stomp it off and when I saw her hopping, I was just so happy.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Presidency bid needs ‘deep reflection’ – Sara Duterte Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Canadian military mobilized to help Newfoundland dig out Marcos monument beside Aquino’s stirs Tarlac town SpaceX launches, destroys rocket in astronaut escape testcenter_img Panelo: Duterte only wants to emulate strong political will of Marcos Latest win is Folayang’s way of giving back to supporters Dozens wounded as Iraqi protesters up pressure on government Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ Palace: Crisis over ABC-CBN franchise unlikely On the edge of America, census begins in a tiny Alaska town LATEST STORIES View commentslast_img read more


first_imgView comments UST gets back at FEU in straight sets Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’ PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:34PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:39PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “I’m having a hard time moving around the court earlier because I just came from an injury,” said Molde. “You know that when you just came from an injury, you try to put minimal pressure on that foot.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Comelec assures no disruption in operations with retirement of execs Molde said she’s still unsure if she will return to the Lady Maroons for Season 82.UP lost its chance to get to the Final Four of the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament after falling to National University, 25-21, 26-24, 17-25, 23-25, 17-15, Sunday at Mall of Asia ArenaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsIt marked the third straight year that Molde and the rest of the Lady Maroons failed to enter the semifinals.“I still don’t know [if I will come back],” said Molde in Filipino. “I can’t say that I will be back for my fifth year because this is still too early to decide on that.” Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption ‘Duterte legacy:’ Gov’t boasts achievements so far LATEST STORIES MOST READ Sarah Geronimo’s ‘Tala’ enters Billboard’s world digital song sales chart Duterte says he will appoint Gamboa as next PNP chief Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? P260,000 each in aid to displaced Marawi folk released by US Isa Molde. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Isa Molde has been one of University of the Philippines’ pillars ever since she won Rookie of the Year honors in Season 78.The Isa Molde era, however, may be coming to an end after four years.ADVERTISEMENT Molde, a Physical Education major in UP Diliman, said she still has to fulfill her scholastic duties before she can decide if she will don the maroon jersey for the fifth and final year.The 20-year-old outside spiker added that she’s disappointed at herself for failing to play at the best of her abilities in a match that could’ve given them a chance to enter the Final Four.UP last got to the semifinals in Molde’s rookie season when the Lady Maroons finished with an 8-6 record for the fourth seed and were under the leadership of Nicole Tiamzon, Cathy Bersola, and Pia Gaiser.“I’m disappointed at myself, because I couldn’t do anything for my team,” said Molde who finished with nine points for the Lady Maroons.Molde averaged 10.9 points per game heading into the game against the Lady Bulldogs and she admitted that she was still wary of her left ankle injury that she suffered on March 30.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more


first_img The People’s Pundit Semi-Finals – Come and join us at a venue near you! 1 talkSPORT has teamed up with The Carlsberg Fan Squad on a mission to find Probably The Best Pundit in the World… with probably the best prize too!The winner will become part of the on air talkSPORT team, live from a Premier League ground on the final day of the season!The entry stage of the competition has now closed and we have whittled it down to 35 semi-finalists. We are now travelling the country to put the semi-finalists through their paces!Ian Danter is hosting semi-final events in London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Bristol and Birmingham.Join us at an event near you:London: 13th March, The Tollington – 115 Hornsey Road, London N7 6DN. Judges include Jeff Stelling and Ray ParlourLiverpool: 19th March, Shooters Bar – 6 Thomas Steers Way, Liverpool L1 8LW. Judges include Didi HamannNewcastle: 26th March, Centurion Bar – Grand Central Station, Neville Street, Newcastle upon Tyne. Judges include Micky QuinnBristol: 2nd April, Exact location TBC. Judges include Bobby GouldBirmingham: 9th April, Snobs Nightclub – 31 Paradise Circus Queensway, Birmingham, West Midlands B1 2BJ. Judges include Dion DublinHead to www.thepeoplespundit.co.uk to find out more now!Over 18s only. Terms and conditions apply.last_img read more


first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsThirteen people were inside the home when the fire began, and 11 of them, including children as young as 5, were able to evacuate without major injuries, said Derderian. The fire spread quickly, Derderian added. The two victims were on the second floor of the house, where the fire was fiercest, said Derderian. The others in the home were all on the ground floor, she added. Firefighters responded to a neighbor’s call that the house was burning in about one minute, said Derderian, though they encountered a difficult battle when they arrived. One of the 2,800-square-foot home’s two staircases had been covered over with drywall, said Derderian said, significantly impeding firefighters’ access to the engulfed second floor. “It was very challenging for the firefighters,” she said. The fire was declared extinguished in about 45 minutes, she added. The house was being occupied by two families, said Derderian. Some of those inside were family members from Fresno who were staying at the home for the holidays, she said. Coroner’s officials did not release the names of the deceased Sunday, pending notification of family members. Damage to the home and its contents was estimated at about $300,000, fire officials said. This fire marked the first fatal blaze reported since 2005, said Derderian. “We were hoping to get through this year without one,” she said. Derderian added that the Red Cross was dispatched to aid relocating the displaced residents. crime@sgvn.com (626) 962-8811, Ext. 2718160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! PASADENA – The cause of the city’s first fatal fire in two years remained under investigation Sunday, officials said. Investigators have some leads as to what sparked the blaze, said Pasadena Fire Department spokeswoman Lisa Derderian. However, no official conclusion can be made without further investigation of the coroner’s autopsy findings. The early-morning blaze killed a 39-year-old man and a 62-year-old woman, Derderian said. Both victims lived inside the home at 44 Fair Oaks Ave. with their family, Derderian said. last_img read more


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first_imgCraig, a 6ft 4in father-of-two who is also a school teacher, added: “I hope MMA in Scotland and across the UK continues to grow. “The sport here is getting more and more exposure, and I want more athletes from Scotland to get the recognition they deserve.”Also on the Hydro card will be Welshman Jack Marshman fighting Canadian Ryan Janes and England’s Mark Godbeer taking on American fighter Justin Willis.Tickets are set to go on general sale on Friday, June 2. Craig will be looking to return to winning ways when he steps inside the Octagon after losing his last fight by a technical KO to Australian Tyson Pedro.But Rountree will also be hoping to build on his impressive first-round knockout victory over Daniel Jolly in February.Speaking ahead of the summer event, Craig said: “I have never fought in my home country as a professional, so to be added to the card in Glasgow, 10 minutes away from my home, is incredible.“Hearing the Scottish fans cheering for me as I walk out into the arena on July 16 will be spectacular.” Scot Paul Craig will make his home debut at an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) event at the SSE Hydro in Glasgow later this year.The Coatbridge-based fighter, who is originally from Craigneuk, Motherwell, will take on Khalil Rountree, who was a finalist in UFC’s reality TV show The Ultimate Fighter.UFC announced the match along with two other mixed martial arts bouts to be held in Glasgow on Sunday, July 16.The light-heavyweight match between Craig and Los Angeles fighter Rountree is the first time the 29-year-old Scot has fought in front of a home crowd.last_img read more


first_imgKrueger tosses three TDs, runs for another as Tigers win first VFA gameBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterMARSHFIELD — The Marshfield football team was in desperate need of a win, and a strong defensive effort by the Tigers provided one.Marshfield held Kaukauna to just 51 yards rushing and used three second-quarter touchdowns to beat the Ghosts 27-14 in a Valley Football Association matchup Friday night at Beell Stadium.Junior quarterback Ryan Krueger threw three touchdown passes in the second quarter for the Tigers and added a 65-yard TD run on a busted play in the fourth quarter to push Marshfield to the victory.The Tigers improve to 2-2 overall and 1-2 in the Valley Football Association West Division. Kaukauna falls to 1-3 and 1-2 in the VFA North.The magic number to get into the WIAA playoffs is four, as in four conference wins needed. Now that Marshfield has No. 1, it is primed to get more.“I would have loved to be 3-1, but you take what happens,” Marshfield coach Denny Goettl said. “The kids are coming together. We’re battling through injuries. We lost our heart and soul. (Linebacker) Quinton Alexander is on the sidelines on crutches, but guys are stepping up, believing in each other, and making it work.”Marshfield got on the board first, putting together an eight-play, 64-yard drive that bridged the end of the first and start of the second quarter. A screen pass from Krueger to Isaiah Baierl turned into an 18-yard touchdown that gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead.After forcing a punt, the Tigers went 72 yards in just six plays for another score as Krueger threw a 35-yard TD pass to Duncan Swanson on fourth down. Krueger evaded a number of Kaukauna defenders on the play as the pocket collapsed, rolled to the right sideline, and heaved a pass over the safety to find Swanson in the end zone.The Tigers’ third touchdown was set up by a short punt and a 16-yard return by Brant Bohman that gave them the ball at the Kaukauna 28. Three plays later, Colin Fravert caught a tipped pass in the end zone for a 24-yard touchdown to put Marshfield up 20-0.Kaukauna responded with a quick 58-yard drive as quarterback Noah Van Asten completed four-straight passes, and Tyler Froehlich ran in from the 3 to get the Ghosts on the scoreboard. Marshfield took a 20-7 lead into halftime.After a scoreless third quarter, Kaukauna pulled closer as Van Asten hit Mason Van Zeeland for a 28-yard touchdown pass, making it 20-14 with 8:44 remaining in the game.The Tigers did not take long to make it a two-score game again. On Marshfield’s first play and after some confusion with the snap, Krueger bolted upfield, hit the left sideline, and raced 65 yards to the goal line for a score.Krueger finished with 115 yards rushing, 116 yards passing, and accounted for all four touchdowns.Kaukauna failed on three fourth-down attempts in the final eight minutes as the Marshfield defense held to secure the win.“Hats off to the defense, they did a phenomenal job,” Goettl said. “Coach Len (Luedtke) was back on the sidelines this week, and that was kind of a big deal. I think it was a good luck charm.”Marshfield plays at Stevens Point (1-3, 0-3 VFA West) next Friday, Sept. 15, at Goerke Field. Game time is 7 p.m., and it will be broadcast on WDLB-AM 1450 and wdlbwosq.com.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)Tigers 27, Ghosts 14Kaukauna 0 7 0 7 – 14Marshfield 0 20 0 7 – 27Second QuarterM – Isaiah Baierl 18 pass from Ryan Krueger (pass failed), 10:47.M – Cameron Swanson 35 pass from Krueger (Mason Coffren kick), 6:27.M – Colin Fravert 24 pass from Krueger (Coffren kick), 1:31.K – Tyler Froehlich 3 run (Mikael Kolosso kick), 0:40.Fourth QuarterK – Mason Van Zeeland 28 pass from Noah Van Asten (Kolosso kick), 8:44.M – Krueger 65 run (Coffren kick), 8:20.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Kaukauna 12; Marshfield 8.Rushing (att-yards): Kaukauna 25-51; Marshfield 30-223.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Kaukauna 19-43-201-0; Marshfield 8-15-116-2.Total yards: Kaukauna 252; Marshfield 339.Penalties (no.-yards): Kaukauna 6-40; Marshfield 9-67.Fumbles (total-lost): Kaukauna 1-0; Marshfield 3-1.Punting (no.-avg.): Kaukauna 8-31.3; Marshfield 6-38.8.Individual StatisticsRushing: K, Tyler Froehlich 15-26, Noah Van Asten 10-25. M, Ryan Krueger 10-115, Brant Bohman 9-80, Andy Goettl 9-23, Isaiah Baierl 7-23, Eric Kubash 1-2, Tyler Spaeth 1-1, Will Voss 2-minus 1.Passing: K, N. Van Asten 19-43-201-0. M, Krueger 8-14-116-2, Voss 0-1-0-0.Receiving: K, Mason Van Zeeland 6-92, Taylor Tschantz 4-42, Froehlich 3-20, Nic Giordana 3-18, Mason Van Asten 1-28, Cole Hurst 1-4, Riley Knaack 1-minus 3.Fumble recoveries (defense): K, Mason Stewart.Interceptions (defense): K, Garrett Ott, Blayne Otto.Punting: K, Trenton Fassbender 8-31.3. M, Krueger 6-38.8.Records: Kaukauna 1-3, 1-2 Valley Football Association North Division; Marshfield 2-2, 1-2 VFA West.last_img read more