Italian Open: Naomi Osaka withdraws from quarters with right hand injury

first_imgTop-ranked Naomi Osaka withdrew from her Italian Open quarterfinal due to a right hand injury on Friday.Osaka was scheduled to meet Kiki Bertens, who advanced to the semifinals via walkover.”I woke up this morning and couldn’t really move my thumb,” Osaka said. “I tried to practice and grip my racket but I couldn’t, and I kept feeling this pain when I tried to move my hand in different directions.”Osaka couldn’t immediately say how serious the injury was, or if it will affect her status for the French Open, which starts in nine days. She was yet to see a doctor but when she held her hand up for reporters to see it was clearly swollen.Osaka won two matches on Thursday after rain a day earlier backed up play – guaranteeing she will remain No. 1 going into Roland Garros.”I didn’t feel anything yesterday. That’s why I’m kind of confused right now because I literally woke up in the morning and couldn’t move my thumb,” Osaka said. “So I was like, ‘Maybe I slept on it and maybe it will go away.’ But it didn’t.”Bertens, who won the Madrid Open last week, will face Marketa Vondrousova or Johanna Konta for a spot in the final.The quarterfinals in the other half of the draw feature former No. 1 Victoria Azarenka against Karolina Pliskova, and Kristina Mladenovic against Maria Sakkari in a matchup of two qualifiers.Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, and Novak Djokovic were also playing quarterfinals later.advertisementOsaka also withdrew before a semifinal in Stuttgart, Germany, last month due to an abdominal injury. And she retired from her previous meeting with Bertens at last year’s WTA Finals with a leg injury.”I feel like the ab thing could have been helped, but this one I don’t think I could have helped it because I don’t know what caused it,” Osaka said. “I don’t know why I have it.”Also Read | Federer, Nadal and Djokovic reach Italian Open quarter-finalsAlso Read | Nick Kyrgios thrown out of Italian Open after on-court outburstAlso Seelast_img read more

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10 months agoLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Man Utd our biggest rivals

first_imgLiverpool midfielder Fabinho: Man Utd our biggest rivalsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool midfielder Fabinho is in no doubt how important tomorrow’s clash with Manchester United is.Fabinho – who had his first taste of an English derby in the recent 1-0 victory over Everton – insists they will not be taking United lightly.“We’re going to approach this game like all the other games and I hope it’s a night to remember, like the Everton game,” he said.Fabinho also said, “I’m not really an expert on the history of this rivalry, but I believe it is the biggest rivalry in English football.“They’re the two most successful teams in England, so history shows that there’s a huge rivalry.“I think the geographical closeness, with Manchester being just down the road, adds even more to it.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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a month agoAston Villa ace Grealish: Terry driving me towards Euros

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa ace Grealish: Terry driving me towards Eurosby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveJack Grealish says an inspirational chat with Aston Villa assistant John Terry has turned his focused towards Euro2020.The Villa midfielder has struggled so far this season, having watched peers Mason Mount and James Maddison selected ahead of him for the recent England squad.Asked if an England breakthrough is on his mind, Grealish told Standard Sport: “Yeah definitely.”I think the position I play at the moment there are so many talented players out there: Madders, Dele [Alli], Mason Mount and [Jesse] Lingard, so many good young English players.”So there is a lot of competition there but I know I can play. I back myself to get into the England team.”[I need to] add goals and assists to my game. At the start of the season I know I haven’t been playing to the standard I know I can. I can perform better. From being in the Championship last year, now to being in the Premier League it is going to take a bit of time.”I was speaking to John Terry the other day and he said it always took him five or six games to get to the standard he knew he could be at and I think that is the same as me at the moment.”I know how good I actually am, how good I can be and I want to start adding goals and assists to my game, I am sure I can force my way into the England team.” last_img read more

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a month agoBournemouth midfielder Harry Wilson knows Klopp keeping tabs on him

first_imgBournemouth midfielder Harry Wilson knows Klopp keeping tabs on himby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveBournemouth midfielder Harry Wilson knows Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp is keeping tabs on him.Wilson has shone on-loan with the Cherries this season.He told Sky Sports: “He was happy with how the loan [at Derby] had gone, he said I had a great season.”Throughout last season, I was getting texts off him if one of our games was on tele that he had watched. It was good to know that when you go out on loan, you’re not just forgotten about, which may happen at some teams.”We have a loan guy who you keep in regular contact with, so when you’re getting regular messages off the manager, it always gives you that boost.”Of course I wanted to play in the Liverpool first team this year, but if that wasn’t the case, I wanted to be playing in the Premier League. I was delighted when I heard Bournemouth wanted to take me and I’ve started off well.” TagsLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Madrid target Icardi

first_imgReal Madrid are interested in signing Mauro Icardi from Inter Milan, according to Metro.Madrid have sent officials to Italy to negotiate a deal in the region of £99million for the Argentine striker.The Spanish giants are looking to invest heavily in their squad to replace the goals of Cristiano Ronaldo who joined Juventus earlier this summer.With the lack of firepower up front, Madrid are keen to bring Mauro Icardi from the San Siro to the Santiago Bernabeu. The Inter Milan captain finished as the joint top scorer in the Serie A last season with 29 goals.Gerard Pique, Neymar, BarcelonaLa Liga Betting: Match-day 4 Stuart Heath – September 14, 2019 Despite it being very early into La Liga season, both Barcelona and Real Madrid have had unprecedented starts to their campaigns. With this in…Real have sent representatives to discuss with Inter and Icardi‘s agent Wanda Nara who also happens to be his wife.Meanwhile, Madrid are keen to avoid any discussions with Inter over the availability of Luka Modric. The San Siro outfit are keen to sign the midfield maestro who has already agreed terms with the club.Real Madrid insist Modric is not for sale considering the fact that fellow Croatian Mateo Kovacic has already left the Bernabeu this summer.Modric is believed to be keen on a move to Inter to reunite with fellow Croatians Ivan Perisic and Marcelo Brozovic.last_img read more

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Hartson – Rangers are never catching Celtic

first_imgCeltic legend John Hartson has dismissed Rangers’ chances after his former team won the Old Firm derby 1-0 on Sunday.Celtic won the Old Firm derby by an Olivier Ntcham goal in the 62nd minute, as he latched on to a precise pass inside the box and sent a powerful shot inside the left post. Celtic legend John Hartson felt that the scoreline flattered Rangers.“I was at the game on Sunday and I have to say that for me the gap is as big as it has ever been,” Hartson wrote in the Evening Times.“Celtic beat Rangers 5-0 last April and it could have been the same again on Sunday had it not been for the woodwork and a goalkeeper who shouldn’t have been on the park.Mikey Johnston, CelticJohnston is disappointed after being injured Manuel R. Medina – September 11, 2019 Celtic winger Mikey Johnston was disappointed to miss Scotland Under 21 national team’s victories over San Marino and Croatia, and he hopes he can return to play soon.“In terms of the game itself, I thought that Celtic were still miles ahead of Rangers and this game confirmed it. Celtic moved the ball well, they commanded the game, they had Rangers all over the place.“There was so much talk in the build-up to it from Rangers supporters and sections of the media all believing that it would be closer, but there is not a chance that the Ibrox side are anywhere near catching Celtic,” Hartson added.last_img read more

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Duffy defends ONeill Keane for Ireland struggles

first_imgThe Republic of Ireland players are responsible for recent results and not the coaches, says Shane DuffyThe Boys in Green were met with boos from their own supporters in Dublin following a disappointing 1-0 defeat to Wales in the Nations League.Ireland have gone five competitive matches without a win and have scored just nine goals in their last 13 games.Calls have been made by the likes of former Ireland international Keith Andrews for the dismissal of manager Martin O’Neill and assistant coach Roy Keane.But Brighton defender Duffy insists the blame lies with the entire squad.Emile Heskey, LiverpoolReport: Former Liverpool striker Heskey reveals all George Patchias – September 10, 2019 Former Liverpool striker Emile Heskey reveals all in his new book.In Heskey’s new book “Even Heskey Scored,” serialised in the Guardian, the player talks,…“Well, it’s us out there [on the pitch], it’s not them. It’s us playing. It’s players’ responsibility to go out and perform. They can tell us what to do, but it’s up to us to do it,” said Duffy, according to Sky Sports.“We’ve obviously let them down. The players have to take responsibility and put it right. It’s obviously not good enough.“I wouldn’t blame them. They’re not out there. It’s down to us. That’s the main thing. We’ve got to look at ourselves.”Ireland remains bottom of Group B4 with just a single point from three games and could be relegated if Wales fail to defeat Denmark next month.last_img read more

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Gerrard eager not to overcomplicate things

first_imgRangers Football Club manager Steven Gerrard has revealed he intends to keep things as simple as possible after the situation surrounding Thursday’s UEFA Europa League opponents Spartak Moscow became public knowledge.Former Spartak boss Massimo Carrera knew his job was in jeopardy when his own captain Denis Glushakov and defender Andrey Yeshchenko ‘liked’ a poem criticising him on Instagram.After dropping both players from last month’s Europa League defeat to Rapid Vienna, Carrera got the sack on what has become the new battleground for modern coaches.Asked by a Russian journalist how he might have reacted if he were in a similar situation to Carrera, Gerrard offered a rueful smile.“How would I react? Well, my door at the training ground is open every day for the players to come in and criticise me. As long as that criticism is constructive, I would be fine,” he said, according to Daily Mail.Steven Gerrard, Michael OwenOwen reveals why Liverpool didn’t offer Gerrard a new contract Manuel R. Medina – September 6, 2019 According to Owen, the Reds wanted to sell Gerrard two years before he left the club and that’s why they didn’t offer him a contract renewal.“I don’t think it is a wise move to go on social media and criticise your boss, whether that is in football or any other job out there on the planet. I think you need to show your boss respect.’ If the media platform players choose to voice their unhappiness has changed, the need for a manager to command respect never has.”“Football doesn’t change. It’s exactly the same as it was 100 years ago. I’m telling these players now what I got told in 1999 by Gerard Houllier and Rafa Benitez.”“It doesn’t change, winning teams have the same principles, the same tempo, desire, commitment, it’s all the same.”“Some coaches try to over-complicate things, they’ve got the gift of the gab and the silver tongue, but I haven’t. I just tell you how it is, I tell my team how it is and what’s expected at this club, and we will go into these tests and give it a go.”“I’m not going to stand here and try to change the game of football, it’s been going on long before I was created.”last_img read more

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Councilmember Chris Cate on shortterm rentals scooters regulations and marijuana

first_imgCouncilmember Chris Cate on short-term rentals, scooters regulations, and marijuana 00:00 00:00 spaceplay / pause qunload | stop ffullscreenshift + ←→slower / faster ↑↓volume mmute ←→seek  . seek to previous 12… 6 seek to 10%, 20% … 60% XColor SettingsAaAaAaAaTextBackgroundOpacity SettingsTextOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundSemi-TransparentOpaqueTransparentFont SettingsSize||TypeSerif MonospaceSerifSans Serif MonospaceSans SerifCasualCursiveSmallCapsResetSave SettingsSAN DIEGO (KUSI) – The San Diego City Council has voted to repeal regulations on vacation rentals.In July, the Council passed an ordinance that was designed in part, to combat the housing shortage crisis and the high real estate and rental prices in San Diego by limiting the amount of properties an owner may rent out to vacationers.Yesterday, opponents of the regulations packed the Council Chamber to have their voices heard. The City Council will now regroup to find a solution both sides are satisfied with.Councilmember Chris Cate was in studio to discuss the council’s decision on Short-term rentals, scooter regulations, and marijuana. Categories: Local San Diego News, Politics Tags: Chris Cate, Decision 2018, Scooter FacebookTwitter Posted: October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom October 23, 2018 KUSI Newsroom, last_img read more

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FDA warning to drug maker Dr Reddys share value drops by 15

first_imgDr Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd, India’s second-largest drugmaker, has received a “warning letter” from U.S. regulators over inadequate quality controls at three manufacturing plants producing drugs for cancer and other diseases.The warning is the latest in a string of incidents that have hurt the industry’s reputation and slowed its growth in the world’s largest drug market, where India supplies more than 40 percent of the generic and over-the-counter medicines.Dr Reddy’s said the FDA warning meant it would not receive U.S. approvals for drugs made at the plants until it fixed the problems, a blow for business at a company which relies on the United States for a majority of its sales.The affected plants account for more than 10 percent to 12 percent of the company’s sales.Dr Reddy’s said a production halt may not be required, but the news caught investors by surprise, sending shares to their lowest in four months.”We are probably looking at flat to declining earnings in FY 2017, while earlier we were expecting growth,” said analyst Nimish Mehta, founder of Research Delta Advisors.Analysts warned the move by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration would hit U.S. sales for at least the next two years, as the launch of key products may be delayed.”There is no indication in the warning letter that we need to stop manufacturing, but we will be examining the contents and deciding our strategy,” Dr Reddy’s Chief Finance Officer Saumen Chakraborty told Indian television news channel ET Now.The FDA inspected the company’s Srikakulam, Miryalaguda and Duvvada drug manufacturing sites in November, January and February, and almost immediately issued initial notices asking the group to rectify some problems.But it was unable to fix the issues to the satisfaction of the FDA, and was hit with a warning letter. Such letters are issued by the agency when it finds a manufacturer has “significantly violated” its regulations.”We had absolutely no idea it could escalate to this level,” said Siddhanth Khandekar of ICICI Securities.Dr Reddy’s said the agency’s concerns with the plants related to quality control procedures and how data was recorded. It did not provide details.The FDA has already banned plants of other Indian firms, such as Wockhardt Ltd and Ranbaxy Laboratories Ltd, a unit of the country’s largest drugmaker Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, after finding faulty, fudged or incomplete data records in recent years.Both companies have been unable to get their plants cleared by the agency, more than two years after the bans.But analysts say the FDA considers data integrity issues to be the most serious, typically requiring at least two years to be remedied to its satisfaction.Dr Reddy’s Chief Executive G V Prasad said the group was revamping its quality systems as a result.The FDA has increased the number of inspections of foreign plants supplying to the United States over the past year, exposing quality control issues at several Indian drugmakers. India plants of multinational drugmakers, such as Novartis and Mylan, have also come under fire.Industry executives say they have been improving their manufacturing and systems, but sanctions continue.Dr Reddy’s makes drug ingredients at the Srikakulam and Miryalaguda plants, and cancer medicines at the Duvvada plant.last_img read more

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United Arab Emirates Gives Houston 65 Million For Harvey Recovery Efforts

first_img Share Courtesy of The Mayor’s OfficeThe United Arab Emirates Consul General in Houston, Saeed Al Mehairi, and Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, exchange gifts.The United Arab Emirates (UAE) is giving Houston $6.5 million for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts, with a focus on homelessness relief, community revitalization, library services and public health expansion.The Greater Houston Community Foundation, which administered the Hurricane Harvey Relief fund, will oversee the distribution and management of the funds from the UAE, according to a press release from the Mayor’s office. Of the total funding, $2.6 million will go towards the construction of a new community center in Near Northside. The three-story center will be run by nonprofit Avenue CDC, and feature space for both a health clinic and early childhood education center. “This funding will allow Avenue to develop a new community resource hub in Houston’s Near Northside which will provide residents, especially low-income families, with supportive services including homebuyer education and counseling, disaster recovery assistance and early childhood education, which is urgently needed, as neighborhood families face a shortage of early childhood education capacity,” said Mary Lawler, Avenue’s Executive Director. Another $2 million will be used to create and operate a short-term housing facility for the Homeless Navigation Center, while the Flores Neighborhood Library in Houston’s Second Ward will receive $800,000 for restoration works and upgrades. The library has been closed since Harvey due to damage.The final program to receive funds is the Houston Health Department, which will be given $1.1 million to expand its services, including launching mobile health clinics and testing children for blood lead poisoning. “The UAE has long-standing ties to Houston and the State of Texas, and we are proud to help this great city,” said Saeed Al Mehairi, the UAE Consul General in Houston. “We hope these projects will lead to meaningful and measurable changes that improve people’s lives.”The money is part of a larger $10 million donation the UAE made to Texas for Harvey recovery. Neighboring Qatar also gifted $30 million to Texas for the Qatar Harvey Fund. Part of the money from the Qatar Harvey Fund has gone towards initiatives in Houston to reduce homelessness and reopen the city’s Riverside General Hospital.last_img read more

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RECAP One lane closed on M6 due to jackknifed car and caravan

first_imgDriver named following fatal collision Follow StokeonTrentLive Download our app  – You can download our free app for iPhone and iPad from Apple’s App Store , or get the Android version from Google Play .  Follow StokeonTrentLive on Facebook – Like our Facebook page to get the latest news in your feed and join in the lively discussions in the comments. Click here to give it a like! Follow us on Twitter – For breaking news and the latest stories, click here to follow SOTLive on Twitter . Follow us on Instagram – Featuring pictures past and present from across Stoke-on-Trent, North Staffordshire & South Cheshire – and if you tag us in your posts, we could repost your picture on our page! We also put the latest news in our Instagram Stories. Click here to follow StokeonTrentLive on Instagram . 17:47All lanes reopenAll lanes open, broken down car removed on M6 Southbound from J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel) to J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe). Lane one (of four) is closed. This is unrelated to the jackknifed caravan in the opposite direction.16:49One lane now reopen One lane closed and queueing traffic due to jackknifed caravan on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Travel time is around 20 minutes. Lane one (of four) is closed. Lane two was also closed until around 16:15.16:20Six miles of traffic and 35 minute delays16:03Delays around the local area Heavy traffic on A533 Old Mill Road in both directions at High Street. The A534 is also suffering from congestion.16:02Accident location (Image: Google/INRIX)16:01INRIX update Two lanes closed and heavy traffic due to jackknifed caravan on M6 Northbound from J17 A534 Old Mill Road (Sandbach / Crewe) to J18 A54 Middlewich Road (Middlewich / Holmes Chapel). Lanes one and two (of four) are closed.16:01Latest traffic and travel news Dad slams ‘disgusting’ hospital window Motorists travelling northbound on the M6 are being warned of delays after a car and caravan jackknifed. Two lanes of the carriageway are blocked between junction 17, Sandbach, and junction 18, Middlewich and Holmes Chapel. Congestion is currently backing up in the area. A Highways England spokesman said: “M6 northbound J17 to J18. “Traffic officers are en-route to a jackknifed car and caravan. “Two lanes closed with congestion currently back to Sandbach services.” We will bring more as we get it in the feed below. Read MoreTop stories on StokeonTrentLivecenter_img Punter found hiding in bushes Police search for missing womanlast_img read more

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September 14 2001 On Friday night Arcosanti Resi

first_imgSeptember 14, 2001On Friday night, Arcosanti Residents and guests held a candlelight vigil in the Mind’s Garden forthe victims of the recent acts of terrorism. Some Arcosanti Residents strongly feel their tiesto home (N.Y.C. and D.C.). Many are shocked, saddened, and hoping for peace in the world.[Photos and text by: Jennifer Thornton]last_img

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first_imgShareTweet CHANNEL 4Crystal MazeDERRY GIRLSEnglish fellaRichard AyoadeStall the ball! Derry girls cast to take party in Crystal Maze A Channel 4 spokesperson confirmed the crew would be “upping the 1990s nostalgia” by with their appearance in the classic game show.The Crystal Maze originally ran from 1990 to 1995, being revived in 2016 for a one-off charity special presented by Stephen Merchant, and brought back as a full series in 2017 with IT Crowd star Richard Ayoade taking the helm as Maze Master.In a similar style to the original programme, the contestants navigate their way through challenges in ‘Aztec’, ‘Medieval’, ‘Futuristic’, and ‘Industrial’ zones.Stall the ball! Derry girls cast to take party in Crystal Maze was last modified: July 5th, 2018 by John2John2 Tags:center_img THE cast of Channel 4’s hit comedy Derry Girls are set to take on the Crystal Maze.The programme is currently in the middle of a run of celebrity specials.And this Friday will feature an appearance from Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Louisa Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Dylan Llewellyn, and their team captain Saoirse Monica Jackson.last_img read more