Murray claims first title since Wimbledon win

first_img KEYWORDS The pair both wasted chances to seal the set as they mixed glorious winners with nervy misses, with Robredo blowing a fifth match point at 7-6, before Murray eventually blasted an unstoppable forehand to take it 11-9 and force a decider.World No. 11 Murray then broke Robredo three times in the third with the Spaniard, also chasing a first win of the year, appearing hampered by injury as he failed to chase down balls.“Today was obviously an incredibly tough match . . . and I got lucky at the end of the second set,” Murray said in a courtside interview.“I fought hard and I tried my best and thankfully managed to turn it around.“Tommy had a great tournament, he probably deserved to win the match today. He had the opportunities in the second set but sometimes that happens in sport. I just tried to fight to the end.”The victory at the $590,230 outdoor hardcourt event boosted Murray’s hopes of making a sixth appearance at the season-ending ATP World Tour Finals in London in November after he was forced to withdraw from the event last year through injury.The 27-year-old Scot moved up to 10th by adding 250 points to his tally and is within 105 points of Czech Tomas Berdych in the eight and final qualifying spot.The victory, the 29th of his career, came after a difficult week for the normally shy Briton, who received horrendous abuse on social media for supporting Scottish independence in a referendum earlier this month.“I want to thank my friends and family back home especially my girlfriend, she supported me a lot this week, it’s been a very tough week for me and they have supported me,” said an emotional Murray.A despondent Robredo, who had bullied the Briton with a bruising forehand for the opening two sets, took little satisfaction from his second runnerup finish of the year.“It’s tough to accept when you are so close,” Robredo said during the prize giving.“Anyway, congratulations Andy, he did a great job he fought to the end and at the end his deserved it.” GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES Andy Murray RELATED PHOTOScenter_img Great Scot: Andy Murray hits a shot during his 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 win over Tommy Robredo in the final of the Shenzhen Open on Sunday. | REUTERS SINGAPORE – An emotional Andy Murray thanked his lucky stars after saving five match points before beating Spain’s Tommy Robredo 5-7, 7-6 (9-7), 6-1 to win the Shenzhen Open in China on Sunday — his first title since winning Wimbledon last year.The two-time Grand Slam winner and Olympic champion appeared heading for an upset defeat when he trailed 6-2 in the second set tiebreak, only to reel off four straight points as Robredo tightened when on the brink of victory. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

Liverpool ‘deny’ interest in attacking midfielder, isn’t ‘part of their plans’…

first_imgComing extremely close to signing Nabil Fékir from Lyon, Jürgen Klopp and Liverpool made it clear they were looking for a creator for their attack, but one also capable of scoring goals. After the French club pulled the plug on the deal, the Reds appeared to fall back on the Xherdan Shaqiri option, even if the two are quite different.Since then, Liverpool have been linked with the odd attacking midfielder, among which was James Rodriguez, currently on loan at Bayern Munich from Real Madrid.Although the Germans have an option to buy, it hasn’t been made clear if they will use it or not just yet, which has led to some speculation about the Colombian’s future.Embed from Getty ImagesHowever, Calciomercato in Italy reported late on Monday that Liverpool will not be going for the 27-year-old, having ‘denied’ their interest in the player to the Italian website.According to the club itself, James isn’t ‘part of their plans’ going forward as a club.It never sounded like the most realistic of stories, but there’s no denying that, had a move taken place, the thought of the Real Madrid attacking midfielder feeding Roberto Firmino, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané wouldn’t have bene pleasant for opposing Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendSelf Adjusting Glasses Take Hong Kong by StormSmart Tech TrendUndoDating.comFind out where single guys are hanging out in Tung ChungDating.comUndoInstant Voice TranslatorGenius Japanese Invention Allows You To Instantly Speak 43 LanguagesInstant Voice TranslatorUndolast_img read more

Finally, there is Android 11 candy. Internally, it is called…

first_imgThe latest version of Android is fast approaching, and while we know that it will be officially called Android 11, an internal label has been released that retains the name after sweets. The eleventh version is named after the letter R.Google has given up naming in the previous version, which is simply called Android 10. There will be several reasons – the names are good and are associated with mascots in front of Google headquarters, but do not clearly state whether it is a new or old version to ignorant users. In addition, the tenth version fell on the letter Q, and although it is internally called Quince Tart and Queen Cake, the name cannot be used much worldwide. The internal designation of Android 11 is Red Velvet Cake.But the eleven has the letter R (as the current beta is named) and so the goodness is directly offered – Red Velvet Cake. So a cake with a typical red dough and white cream. The official release of Android 11 is scheduled for next month and will bring improvements to authorization management, new controls for credit cards and smart homes, and improved music controls. But as we know, updates on Android often take time to reach phones of different brands.So if you are friends with the oven, you can easily bake such a Red Velvet Cake.We also talked about Android 11 in Live Week:Zdroj: The Vergelast_img read more

Ivelin Popov underwent emergency surgery in Barcelona

first_imgThe former captain of the Bulgarian national football team Ivelin Popov was operated on urgently in the elite clinic in Barcelona after a severe knee injury, the website of the daily “Trud” reports.Popov was injured in his debut for his new team Sochi on August 25th. He came in as a reserve against Tambov, but was substituted in the 72nd minute. However, his injury is one of the worst in football – torn ligaments and a damaged meniscus of the knee. Evelyn was operated on by the greatness Professor Ramon Hugat. Recovery from such injuries takes between 6 and 8 months, and with treatment without any complications.last_img read more

Rita Marley hospitalized in Miami after a stroke

first_imgRita Marley hospitalized in Miami after a strokeRita Marley, widow of Reggae icon Bob Marley is reported to be hospitalized in Miami as the result of a stroke. While a source close to the Marley family residing in Southwest Miami admitted the matriarch of the family is ill in hospital, they were reluctant to admit to the nature of the illness, although admitting she had “a serious stroke,” or the hospital she was admitted to. The source said, “The family just wants utmost peace and privacy at this time.” However, the source indicated this was the second time that Rita, who had recently relocated from Jamaica to Ethiopia, had suffered a stroke.Marley, 70, was on a visit to Miami to attend a special event when she suffered the stroke on Tuesday night and was immediately rushed to the hospital.Born in Cuba in 1946, Alpharita (Rita) Constantia Anderson was taken to Jamaica as a toddler and grew up in the Greenwich Town area of Kingston. She and Bob Marley met in the early 60’s when she sang in, and he managed, the group the Soulettes, which later became The I Threes.  Rita and Bob shared a love relationship and they were married in 1966.She bore Bob four children, Sharon, Cedella, Ziggy, and Stephen. She has two other children from other relationships and has also adopted eight of Bob’s other children.During the height of the career of Bob, and Bob Marley and the Wailers, the I-Threes including Rita, Judy Mowatt and Marcia Griffith were popular accompany singers on stage and sound tracks.Since Bob’s death in a Miami hospital in 1981, Rita has steadfastly promoted Bob’s legacy, while ensuring the descendants of Bob Marley are adequately provided for. She is responsible for turning the Marley Hope Road residence in Jamaica into the Bob Marley Museum, a sought-after attraction by visitors to Jamaica, including President Barack Obama who visited the museum during his 2015 visit.In 2000, she also founded the Bob Marley Foundation, a non-governmental, not-for-profit, non-partisan organization that works to alleviate poverty and hunger in developing countries. It specifically targets the elderly and youth.last_img read more

Neymar, Mbappe & PSG’s stars face fines for not applauding their fans

first_imgIt is important to note this is not considered an additional bonus – it is thought of as part of their regular monthly salary.The ethics code is similar to the one the French Federation implemented after the dysfunction at the 2010 World Cup in South Africa, which involved a player revolt at an open session in Knysna.Thus far, only former PSG defender Serge Aurier has been subject to the clause. However, Marco Verratti, who was arrested last week for driving while intoxicated last week, may also find himself losing some of his salary as a result. In addition, the journalists of France 2 report of an ethics code in the contracts of the PSG players, which would force Neymar and his team-mates to applaud the fans at the end of each match.Neymar and Thiago Silva have denied that is the case, however, so how does this ethics code work?Unlike in many other countries, clubs in France are not permitted to fine their players, even for breach of club rules. While a player in England might receive a fine for showing up late to training, such an action is illegal in France.As a result, PSG have inserted an ethics clause in each player’s contract which includes a 15-20 point system for their overall behavior, meant to promote respect toward the club.That system includes behavior toward others involved in the game, which includes sponsors, officials, opponents and others, arriving on-time to training and respecting the club image.Saluting the fans is included in this ethics code, but it is not considered a major part of itShould a player fail to meet the required points, the club has the right to withhold five, 10 or 15 per cent of their salary, based on the player’s initial contract, in that given month Any salary withheld is given to the PSG foundation. Since the broadcast of the report “Special Envoy” on Thursday, Paris Saint-Germain and their players have made headlines.It is not just for the report by Mediapart of racial profiling among their player recruitment , which came on the back of recently released documents by Football Leaks.last_img read more

“The Emoji Movie,” Tom Cruise & Tyler Perry are the winners, er, losers at 2018 Razzies

first_img Related Sony Pictures AnimationOn Sunday night, the best of Hollywood will be saluted at the 90th Annual Academy Awards. But Saturday night, Hollywood’s worst was highlighted at the 2018 Razzies.The Razzies, or Golden Raspberry Awards, have been “awarding” the worst movies and performances for 38 years.  This year’s big winner, er, loser was The Emoji Movie, which was named Worst Picture. It’s the first animated movie to win in that category.The Emoji Movie‘s director, Anthony Leondis, was named Worst Director, and the film also scored the Worst Screenplay trophy.In addition, it won for Worst Screen Combo, for “Any two obnoxious emojis.”Tyler Perry was named Worst Actress for his signature role as Madea in Boo! 2: A Madea Halloween, while Tom Cruise was named Worst Actor for The Mummy.  Mel Gibson was named Worst Supporting Actor for Daddy’s Home 2, while Kim Basinger won Worst Supporting Actress for Fifty Shades Darker.And speaking of Fifty Shades Darker, it won for Worst Remake, Rip-off or Sequel.  The Special Rotten Tomatoes Award, aka The Razzie Nominee So Bad You Loved It, went to Baywatch.This year’s Razzies also included an “In Memoriam” montage.  But instead of showing showbiz luminaries who’d passed away, it showed photos of everyone who’s been accused of sexual misconduct or harassment this year, including Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Louis CK, Russell Simmons, Bill Cosby, James Franco, Jeremy Piven, Dustin Hoffman, Casey Affleck and even President Trump.The montage ended with the words, “Very sorry, but we won’t be missing you — or your kind.”Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved. Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

LSU surging, Big Ten reckoning and more we learned from college football’s ‘Separation Saturday’

first_imgWisconsin remains the more impressive story. The Badgers disposed of Michigan State 38-0 in the same fashion Ohio State did. That’s four shutouts for the Badgers this season, and they have yet to allow more than 15 points in a single game. This is Paul Chryst’s best team, and it might be Wisconsin’s best team in the last 25 years. A road trip to Illinois precedes what will be the Big Ten’s Game of the Year at Ohio State on Oct. 26.Pac-12 not done yetThe Pac-12 has been the punching bag all season, but there are three one-loss teams still in the mix in Utah, Arizona State and Oregon. The Sun Devils and Ducks play on Nov. 23. The preferred scenario at this point would be the Utes and Ducks winning out and playing in the Pac-12 championship game. Of those teams, Oregon has the more forgivable loss, given it was the first game of the season against Auburn.The Ducks do have enough to make a Playoff run with matchups at Washington, USC and Arizona State. Keep in mind this team has allowed seven points or fewer in every game since the loss to the Tigers. If Oregon can just get to the one-loss pile-up at the end of the season, then it will have a chance. MORE: Week 8 Playoff pictureSporting News breaks down the five biggest lessons learned from “Separation Saturday:”Georgia will need helpThe Bulldogs aren’t out of the Playoff picture; a one-loss SEC champion can always get in. Georgia, however, likely will have the worst blemish among the one-loss teams trying to squeeze in.The 20-17 loss to South Carolina is that bad. The Gamecocks were down to their third-string quarterback in the second half, but Dakereon Joyner didn’t make the fatal mistake in overtime. Georgia committed four turnovers — including three Jake Fromm interceptions — and the running game was ordinary at 4.0 yards per carry.The matchup with Florida isn’t just about the SEC East now. It’s an elimination game where the loser likely will have to settle for a New Year’s Day 6 Bowl, at best. The only way an SEC East team gets in the Playoff is by winning the conference championship.The SEC West contenders have more outs, including LSU. Speaking of which. …LSU in great positionIf the Playoff rankings were released this week, then LSU would almost certainly be ranked in the top four. Joe Burrow shredded Florida with a 21-of-24 passing performance for 293 yards and three touchdowns in a 42-28 win. The Tigers proved they can hang 40 on just about anybody, and the resume-building victories against Texas and Florida are huge.LSU must avoid a letdown at Mississippi State, but that would set up monster games against Auburn and Alabama. We’ve been touting the Nov. 9 matchup with the Crimson Tide as a potential game of the year, and the significance cannot be understated.LSU and Alabama might not be ranked No. 1 and No. 2 in that one, but they will be playing for the SEC West. Burrow and Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa will make their biggest Heisman arguments in that game, and even the loser could have a chance at the Playoff if they win out afterward. If the SEC was to get two teams in, these are the two teams that can do it.Notre Dame needs to run it upGeorgia’s loss will help Notre Dame more than it hurts if the Bulldogs lose again and get out of the Irish’s way.That said, Notre Dame needs to run up the score on the remainder of the schedule or it might not hold the Playoff committee’s attention. For example, Saturday’s game against USC was supposed to be a referendum on Clay Helton’s job security. The Trojans answered by putting up a fight in a 30-27 loss, and the Irish likely only have one ranked team remaining on the schedule with the trip to Michigan.Notre Dame will not have a conference championship to impress the committee, and this is a year where that will hurt the Irish.MORE: SN Week 8 college football rankingsBig Ten reckonings are comingWe mentioned Michigan, which gave up 25 unanswered points in the second half against Illinois before pulling away in a 42-25 victory. The one-loss Wolverines travel to Beaver Stadium for a White Out this week, and that will determine whether Jim Harbaugh can keep Michigan in the Big Ten race.It’s also critical for Penn State, which survived in a 17-12 victory at Iowa on Saturday. James Franklin is 1-4 against the Wolverines, and this will be an even bigger test for Sean Clifford (12 of 24, 117 yards, touchdown against the Hawkeyes). Week 7 of the college football season provided some shakeups in the College Football Playoff race heading into the second half of the season.A stunning upset in the SEC knocked Georgia out of the top five — and perhaps out of the Playoff race. A few other top-10 teams, namely LSU and Wisconsin, made statement victories, and Notre Dame might not be done yet.last_img read more

Could Aaron Ramsey make €70m switch from Arsenal to Barcelona?

first_img Upd. at 11:32 Ramsey is a great attacking presence with an eye for goal, but also contributes defensively with a good work ethic. He is also an excellent passer. Ramsey would be the ninth player Barcelona took from Arsenal in 15 years, if the club made a successful move. According to reports in England, the central midfielder will be scouted by Barcelona at the FA Cup final on Saturday May 30.  22/05/2015 CEST The price tag on Ramsey’s shoulders is around €70million, which may be prohibative. Sport EN There have been several players that have made the move from Arsenal to Barcelona. Could Aaron Ramsey be the latest?last_img read more