Boris Becker: “Ivan Lendl was the first complete tennis player”

first_img“He was maybe the first a hundred percent complete skilled, who did the whole lot from the racket stringing to physiotherapy and food plan. I’ve nice esteem and for me he stays one in all the finest coaches in the world. At the moment, Novak Djokovic is the one who does it finest and Iván was one thing like a pioneer in that regard “, stated the German on the event of the 60th birthday of the Czech participant.In his profession as a participant, Lendl led the world rankings for 270 weeks, successful eight Grand Slam, whereas in his stage as coach, he led Briton Andy Murray to get three Grand Slam and two Olympic gold medals, along with directing the German Alexander Zverev, with whom nonetheless, he was not working greater than a yr. The German extenista Boris Becker thought of that one in all his former rivals, Ivan Lendl, was “the first complete tennis participant a hundred percent” and “one thing like a pioneer” in his sport, and famous that as well as, after his profession as a participant, he’s “one in all the finest coaches in the world.”last_img read more

Scorpions take on Red Force

first_imgFresh off their first win, Jamaica Scorpions will today take aim at Trinidad and Tobago Red Force in the third round of the WICB First-Class Championship at Queen’s Park Oval.Parading a win-and-loss record, the Scorpions are fourth in the standings on 18 points, five less than their third-place opponents, who have so far registered a win and draw.”They are always a tough opponent, this Trinidad team, however, we just have to build on our last effort,” said Jamaica coach Junior Bennett, which saw his troops defeat the Windward Islands Volcanoes by 30 runs at Sabina Park last weekend.He has also listed batting as the team’s primary concern heading into the encounter.The team, which has been out of the title race from early for the past two seasons, has failed to post a 200-plus total more than once from the start of the campaign, which has seen them bat on four occasions.This resulted in them submitting to a 10 wickets defeat to Barbados Pride in Barbados before recovering somewhat from a second-innings nightmare of 25 for seven to post 128 against the Windwards.Jamaica made 259 in the first innings of that encounter, while against Barbados, the scores were 189 and 187.The national selectors, headed by Wavell Hinds, and including Robert Haynes, Wayne Lewis, Delroy Morgan and, Cleveland Davidson, have made two changes to their squad of 13 in a bid to arrest the batting conundrum.They have added the experienced Tamar Lambert, as well as former Leeward Islands Hurricanes captain, wicketkeeper-turn-batsman Devon Thomas.replacementsThe duo replaces Carlton Baugh Jr and Brandon King and is expected to battle for a place in the starting 11 with West Indieswicketkeeper-batsman Chadwick Walton, who, despite participating in the national trials, was left out of the team for the opening two rounds.Trinidad, in the meanwhile, will be hoping to leapfrog second-place Barbados Pride, who have 25 points, and are trailing leaders Guyana Jaguars by 10 points. The Red Force defeated the Leeward Islands in their first match-up before holding Barbados to a draw at Kensington Oval. They have made three changes from their outing with Barbados. Out goes captain and all-rounder Rayad Emrit, fast bowler Shannon Gabriel, and batsman Evin Lewis, while in come batsmen Jason Mohammed and Jeremy Solozano, and seamer Marlon Richards. Former youth captain, all-rounder Yannick Ottley has been named captain.last_img read more

Houdini’s Magic by a neck

first_imgHOUDINI’S MAGIC, ridden by champion jockey Shane Ellis for in-form trainer Anthony ‘Baba’ Nunes, got up in the nick of time to deny 4-5 favourite PHINEAS by a neck in the three-year-old and up open allowance feature for the Fontainbleu Trophy over 1500 metres at Caymanas Park yesterday.Held off the early pace in fourth as PHINEAS coming from the number one post position made most from FORCE THE JOUR and then MOM’S STUDENT, HOUDINI’S MAGIC started his winning run on the outside entering the straight at which stage PHINEAS enjoyed a two-length lead.HOUDINI’S MAGIC, however, soon found his best stride, reeling in topweight PHINEAS within shades of the wire for a narrow win in a field of seven.Owned by Derrick Brandt and bred by Everglades Farms, the winner, a four-year-old bay colt by Performing Magic out of Milestone, was notching his third win from seven starts this season, covering the distance in a fairly fast 1:31.2.IMPRESSIVE WINNEREarlier in the afternoon, the Richard Azan-trained three-year-old gelding JAMAI RAJA was even more impressive in winning the three-year-old restricted stakes over the same distance in a very fast 1:30.2, a full second better than the time recorded by HOUDINI’S MAGIC, both running in muddy conditions.Held together in a prominent position by the apprentice Odean Edwards as stable-companion RALLY BABY made the early running in a seven-horse field, JAMAI RAJA, a 4-5 favourite, turned for home heads on with highly fancied WILL IN CHARGE on the outside and quickly found another gear on the rails to beat WILL IN CHARGE by 41/2 lengths as the 4-5 favourite.JAMAI RAJA, who finished a close second to BIGDADDYKOOL in the Lotto Classic for the Governor’s Cup over 2000 metres on May 28, was winning for the second time in a muddy surface since February 13.Meanwhile, UNBREAKABLE, owned and trained by Steven Todd, came from just off the early pace to win the Cecil C. Charlton Memorial Trophy by 11/2 lengths at odds of 7-2. Ridden by Aaron Chatrie, the consistent five-year-old gelding caught up with long-time leader FORTUNONEHUNDRED a furlong out and won by 11/2 lengths from TITANIC.The third trophy race on the card for the Monica Todd Memorial Cup provided a runaway win for 3-1 chance DR. TRAIN, ridden by Robert Halledeen for owner/trainer Ian Parsard.Earlier, female apprentice Natalie Berger notched the second win of her career, this aboard 12-1 chance BURLIN for trainer Paul Hylton in the fourth race over a mile, winning in a driving finish.last_img read more

“Smallie”, “Catty” for trial next month

first_img…as 111 cases listed for June 2018 Demerara AssizesAfter months of judicial delays which followed a decade since businessman Kumar “Mango Man” Singh was shot and killed during an invasion of his Cove and John, East Coast Demerara home, two accused – Mark Royden Williams, called “Smallie”, and Sherwin Nero, known as “Catty” – will go on trial at the High Court for the businessman’s murder. Their names were listed to be called up before a Judge on the current panel of the June Criminal Session at the Demerara Assizes.During this month, Justices Sandhill Kissoon, Jo-Ann Barlow and James Bovell-Drakes will hear the 111 listed cases while Justices Priya Beharry and Brassington Reynolds will replace Barlow and Bovell-Drakes in July. Justice Beharry will be the third Judge to hear sexual offences matters, after Justice Jo-Ann Barlow and Justice Simone Morris-Ramlall heard such cases when the specialised court was implemented last year.The current session has 40 sexual offences matters, including rape and carnal knowledge, while there are 71 criminal offences cases including murder, manslaughter, wounding with intent and robbery under arms. Should anyone be found guilty of murder by a 12-member jury, they can be sentenced to death as Guyana retains capital punishment. However, there is a moratorium on hanging for over 20 years as no one has faced the hangman’s noose since 1997.Mark Royden Williams is currently on death row in relation to the Bartica Massacre. However, the matter for which he is jointly charged with Sherwin Nero is a separate indictment. The “Mango Man” trial was delayed due to constitutional challenges that were made in court last year by attorney Nigel Hughes.Williams will still remain incarcerated whether or not he is absolved of the killing of Kumar “Mango Man” Singh, since he was sentenced to death by hanging in February 2017 for his involvement in the 2008 Bartica Massacre whereby 12 persons, including three Policemen, were slaughtered. However, in 2013, he was absolved of the Lusignan Massacre by jury which was enshrined by a Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ) ruling in May 2018. Williams’ brushes with the law did not end with his death sentence as he escaped prison in July 2017. During his escape, prison officer Odinga Wickham was killed and the Camp Street Prison was reduced to ashes. No one was formally charged for those crimes. Williams was recaptured on October 9, 2017, on his way to Suriname. He was a passenger in a minibus, which was intercepted at Weldaad, West Coast Berbice.The “Mango Man” murder case came up for High Court trial in June 2014 before another Judge, but was prevented from continuing owing to an objection by one of the accused. On August 30, 2007, four gunmen stormed Singh’s home where he was shot dead. In July 2008, the two suspects were initially charged for the capital offence. The matter is expected to be called up in the High Court in the next few weeks.last_img read more

Locals in Montebello tournament

first_img 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! 3:00 p.m. Three Del Rio League teams will participate in Montebello High School’s 14th Annual Oiler Basball Tournament scheduled to begin Friday. Included in first round games are Santa Fe at Los Altos and John Glenn at Montebello. In first round games scheduled Saturday, Pioneer is at Gabrielino and El Rancho will host Bassett. The tournament continues with games Monday, Wednesday and Friday and winds up with the championship finale scheduled Saturday, Mar. 3.last_img

Former Sofapaka skipper Bagoole dead

first_img0Shares0000Former Sofapaka defender Johnson Bagoole was confirmed dead in Lira, UgandaNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 21- Former Sofapaka skipper Johnson Bagoole has died at 38, Ugandan media reported on Thursday.A senior Ugandan Journalist has told Capital Sport that the utility player succumbed to meningitis in Lira, Northern Uganda where he was rushed to from Kampala after his condition worsened. Bagoole had two separate stints at Sofapaka including the successful 2014 season where they clinched the GOtv Shield and in 2016 captained the side to avoid relegation.He left the club mid last season and moved to Congo where he played for Bukavu Dawa.According to popular Ugandan sports website Kawowo Sports, Bagoole had been bed ridden for close to a month suffering from malaria until he was transferred to Northern Uganda where he was diagnosed with Crytococal Meningitis.Speaking to Capital Sport, Sofapaka head coach John Baraza, who has known Bagoole since his playing days in Rwanda, said he received the news with profound shock.“It is so sad because Bagoole is a good lad on top of being a good player. I have known him for a long time and even when I was starting my coaching career, he was there to support me and give me words of wisdom,” a dejected Baraza said.He added; “He was a good and kind person especially with our junior team where he often went to coach and even bought them a whole set of uniforms. As a club we are quite saddened.”“It is sad news that the lion is gone. We have lost Johnson Bagoole. We are making arrangements to transport the body back to Kampala and finally to the ancestral village. Details of the burial arrangements will be communicated in the due course,” Simon Musoke, a former footballer who also played in the same team with Bagoole at Bukavu Dawa told Kawowo.At Capital Sports, we send our condolences to his family and friends back in Uganda.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Liverpool complete Sh8.8bn Allison move

first_img0Shares0000Alisson is set to join Liverpool for a world-record fee for a goalkeeperROME, Italy, Jul 18- Liverpool have completed the signing of Alisson Becker for a fee of Sh8.8bn (£67mn), subject to the Roma goalkeeper passing a medical, according to Sky in Italy.The 25-year-old travelled to England on a private jet on Wednesday evening and will undergo a medical with the Reds in the next few days. Sky in Italy understands the Brazil international has already agreed personal terms and will sign a five-year deal at Anfield.Alisson is set to become the most expensive goalkeeper in history, with Liverpool surpassing the Sh4.6bn (£34.7mn) fee Manchester City paid for Ederson in 2017.Alisson will become Jurgen Klopp’s fourth signing of the summer, joining fellow new arrivals Naby Keita, Fabinho and Xherdan Shaqiri at Anfield.The Brazil international, who featured at the World Cup in Russia earlier this summer, made 49 appearances for Roma last season.He was part of the side that suffered a 7-6 aggregate defeat to Liverpool in the semi-finals of the Champions League.-By Sky Sports0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

William Carvalho will not be moving to the Premier League this summer – reports

first_img The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star 1 LATEST Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January REVEALED Carvalho’s future at Sporting was left in turmoil following an incident involving fans at the club’s training ground LIVING THE DREAM Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father IN DEMAND Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest Transfer News targets RANKED Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer New Everton boss Marco Silva appeared to be keen to land his fellow countryman with the Premier League side reportedly making contact with Carvalho’s agent.Serie A club Inter Milan were also interested in the midfielder but it seems highly likely that he will play his football in Spain from next season.Carvalho has had a busy summer having held crisis talks with the Sporting hierarchy following an incident at the club’s training ground where he and other squad members were attacked by fans at the club’s training ground.He also represented Portugal at the World Cup in Russia but they were knocked out in the last 16 by Uruguay. moving on Everton will not be signing Portugal’s William Carvalho after reports in Portugal claimed Real Betis have reached an agreement for the Sporting Lisbon midfielder.Lisbon-based A Bola says a deal has been reached between the two clubs believed to be in the region of £22million for Carvalho. targets Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ last_img read more

Australian travel agents say G’Day to Donegal

first_imgA group of Australian travel agents are enjoying a fact-finding visit to Donegal and Ireland this week as guests of Tourism Ireland, Fáilte Ireland and Australian Pacific Touring (APT), a leading tour operator. The travel agents all won the opportunity to travel to here – and to try out the brand new ATP island of Ireland tour.Their itinerary included a visit to the Slieve League Cliffs and lunch in the Tí Linn café. The group also enjoyed an overnight stay in Lough Eske Castle. Australian travel agents Amanda Fricker (South Australia), Pina Gianfrancesco (Western Australia), Karen Newbury (Australian Pacific Touring), Emma Atchison (Victoria) and Sonja Bomhof (from Queensland), during their fact-finding visit to Ireland.“We are delighted to have the opportunity to showcase Donegal and Ireland to this group of top Australian travel agents,” said Sofia Hansson, Tourism Ireland’s Manager Australia. “There is really no substitute for being able to come here and experience what Ireland has to offer at first-hand. Our aim is that when these travel agents return home, they will be better informed and really enthusiastic about the destination, which will in turn help to secure a greater share of their business for Ireland.”In 2017, we welcomed around 208,000 visitors from Australia and New Zealand, an increase of +2% on 2017. Tourism Ireland has an extensive programme of promotions under way again this year, to ensure that success continues.Australian travel agents say G’Day to Donegal was last modified: June 22nd, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:tourismlast_img read more

Prep Basketball Special Feature Part One: Triumph through Tribulations

first_imgArcata >> It’s not lost on any opposing coach they face — the Arcata High School backcourt tandem of Vanessa Holland and Ashley Quigley are exceptionally good. The senior co-captains can shoot, drive and play defense as good as any in the North Coast Section.They are consummate team-leaders whose will and determination never waver. You want to beat them you better bring not just your A game, but your A-plus game. This season the duo has led the Tigers to their fifth-straight Humboldt-Del …last_img