After winning a point in the US Open final and bent on proving a point, Novak Djokovic leaped and roared and threw an uppercut then glared at some of the thousands of spectators pulling for Roger Federer.Following another point in that game, Djokovic nodded as he smiled towards the stands. And moments later, Djokovic shook his right arm, bloodied by an early fall, and screamed, “Yes! Yes!” to celebrate a missed forehand by Federer.Djokovic appeared to be all alone out there in the Arthur Ashe Stadium, trying to solve Federer while also dealing with a crowd loudly supporting the 17-time major champion proclaimed “arguably the greatest player in the history of the sport” during pre-match introductions.In the end, Djokovic handled everything in a thrill-a-minute final on a frenetic night. Thwarting Federer with his relentless defence and unparalleled returning, Djokovic took control late and held on for a 6-4, 5-7, 6-4, 6-4 victory on Sunday to earn his second US Open title, third major championship of the year, and 10th Grand Slam trophy in all.”We pushed each other to the limit,” the No. 1-ranked Djokovic said, “as we always do.”Djokovic, who is 63-5 in 2015, including 27-1 at majors, said he understood why the crowd backed Federer – but hopes to someday get that sort of support.”You do let sometimes certain things to distract you,” Djokovic said about interacting with the fans. “But it’s important to get back on the course and go back to basics and why you are there and what you need to do.”He certainly was able to do that.unreachable shotsContorting his body this way and that, sneakers squeaking loudly as he changed directions or scraping like sandpaper as he slid to reach unreachable shots, Djokovic forced the 34-year-old Federer to put the ball into the tiniest of spaces. Federer wound up with 54 unforced errors, 17 more than Djokovic.Another key statistic: Djokovic won 10 of the first 12 points that lasted at least 10 strokes.Perhaps the most pivotal of all: Djokovic saved 19 of the 23 break points he faced, while winning six of Federer’s service games.”Some of them, I could have done better, should have done better,” the second-ranked Federer said.From late in the third set to 5-2 in the fourth, Djokovic took control against a wilting Federer by claiming eight of 10 games. Federer made one last stand, breaking to get within 5-3 and holding for 5-4, but a forehand return that flew long left Djokovic as the champion, pointing to his heart.- AP
This partnership will also see PUMA working with Powell to design a Sub-10 King line of sportswear and spikes. Speaking about the new partnership with PUMA, Asafa Powell said, “PUMA has played a huge role in Jamaican track and field throughout my career – supporting the high-school programme that fosters young athletes, partnering with the JAAA and Jamaica Olympic Association and elite athletes such as Usain. It’s a brand I’ve been very familiar with throughout my career, and their longstanding commitment to Jamaican athletics is key as we continue to build and work to maintain our recent successes.” “They understand Jamaican culture, history, people and also the sport that this country loves, and I am very happy to be working with them,” Powell added. “Having Asafa as part of our team here at PUMA is great news for us. He has played such an important role in Jamaican track and field for more than a decade, demonstrating a consistently high level of performance throughout his sprinting career, which is a great testament to a great man,” said Pascal Rolling, PUMA’s head of sports marketing for Running. “He inspires those around him, is an excellent role model, and will bring great value to PUMA in the years ahead.” Asafa Powell has run the most sub-10-second 100m sprints in the history of track and field. The Commonwealth, World Championship and Olympic medallist has dipped below the 10-second mark 94 times and was the first Jamaican to win the IAAF Sportsman of the Year. Powell, who clocked the first sub 10 second time of the 2015 track season, was the first Jamaican to ever hold the world record for the 100m dash, with times of 9.77 and 9.74. Sub-10 King line PUMA yesterday announced a new endorsement deal with Jamaican sprinter Asafa Powell. The former 100m world record holder who holds the record for the most sub-10-second 100m sprints having dipped below that mark 94 times, joins the Global Sports Brand’s growing portfolio of athletes preparing for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. In addition to the world’s fastest man, Usain Bolt, this roster has recently been bolstered by key additions, including NCAA 100m Champion Jenna Prandini, Australian sprint hurdler Michelle Jenneke and French 800m runner Pierra-Ambroise Bosse. Asafa Powell will become an ambassador for the PUMA brand in an Olympic year and beyond. He will feature in both global marketing activations promoting Running Training product lines and brand campaigns in the lead up to to the 2016 Olympics.
Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The former flyweight titleholder has had a couple of fights that went the full route, both against Adriano Moraes.In contrast, it will be Eustaquio’s first time to fight in a five-round bout.The 28-year-old Eustaquio dropped a close decision to Akhmetov four months ago in Jakarta, Indonesia.But he is convinced that he’s more prepared now than their first encounter.“He’s a world class wrestler. He can also kick, he can also punch, but all my life, I’ve been doing striking, all my life I’ve been doing wrestling,” he said.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Flyweights Geje Eustaquio of the Philippines, left, and Kairat Akhmetov of Kazakhstan pose for the media during the pre-fight press conference Monday at City of Dreams Manila ahead of their rematch in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes set on Friday at Mall of Asia Arena. Mark Giongco/INQUIRER.netGeje Eustaquio believes that the longer the fight goes, the better his chances are at beating Kairat Akhmetov in their rematch for the interim flyweight world title in the main event of ONE: Global Superheroes on Friday.Eustaquio, took pride not only in his stamina but also in the reputation Team Lakay fighters has built over time as well-conditioned athletes.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Matt Nieto joins Gilas practice, Chot returns Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours “It (five rounds) is an advantage because we at Team Lakay are known to have big gas tanks. Five rounds is a bit of an advantage for us,” Eustaquio said on Monday during a press conference at City of Dreams Manila in Parañaque.But his Kazakh foe thinks otherwise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAkhmetov said fighting in a five-round bout is nothing new to him and he sees no problems going the distance with Eustaquio.“I’ve already had five-round fights before. I’m ready for it,” Akhmetov said through a translator. View comments “I believe I’m ready for this the second time around.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS) PLAY LIST 03:30PH’s Rogen Ladon boxing flyweight final (HIGHLIGHTS)02:51SEA Games 2019: PH’s Josie Gabuco boxing light flyweight semi final (HIGHLIGHTS)03:13SEA Games 2019: PH’s Carlo Paalam boxing light flyweight semi 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 Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year
Against arguments that her government has not done much to the expectations of the Liberian people, President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has continually stated that there is no need for arguments as the evidences are clear for all to see. And it was in this vein, she said, that the country is currently undergoing more infrastructure facelifts than previous years.Speaking at the dedication ceremony at the National Social Security & Welfare Corporation’s (NASSCORP) Village, a project of the National Housing Authority (NHA), in Brewerville yesterday, President Sirleaf said Liberia’s developmental agenda continues to make tremendous progress, with the construction of 70 housing units for low-income earners.“Liberia is changing,” the President confidently said, smiling. “These people are now the proper owners of these housing units. NHA has constructed quality housing units and NASSCORP has been the strategic institution behind the construction of these estates. We want to thank NASSCORP for its efforts in ensuring that low income earners have places to sleep.” She called on new and prospective homeowners of the various estate units to take care of and properly maintain the facilities, and be proud owners of the housing units. She reminded the tenants to ensure that their mortgage for the housing units are paid according to an arrangement with the Liberian Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI), and failure on their part to honor the mortgage would result in the building being repossessed by the bank.She wants the management of NHA to extend the construction of housing units from Montserrado County to the leeward counties to benefit many more Liberians.In an earlier statement, NASSCORP’s Managing Director, Dewittt Von Ballmoos, praised the President for her tireless efforts in ensuring the development of Liberia, including the rehabilitation of the Mt. Coffee Hydropower Plant, the construction and rehabilitation of roads throughout the country and other major projects.Mr. Von Ballmoos said the construction of housing units at the NASSCORP Village started three years ago when the first and second phases of the project were targeted.He disclosed that NASSCORP has spent US$5.5 million on the housing project as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility. “These units will be given out at an affordable cost. The proceeds will go towards the construction of more housing units in the country,” he said.Mr. Prince Wreh, Acting Managing Director of the National Housing Authority (NHA), thanked the Chief Executive for her support of the National Housing Authority, adding: “Thanks to you, Madam President, this is a dream that has come to reality that Liberians can own their own homes now.” He said the NHA’s goal is to ensure that more Liberians become homeowners. He praised President Sirleaf for giving young professionals the opportunity to serve their country responsibly, but was quick to note that there is still more work to be done. For his part, the Chairman of the NHA Board of Directors, Bishop George D. Harris, disclosed that NHA anticipates dedicating the fourth phase of the housing project, comprising 53 units, with its partners.He said NHA has constructed a total of 163 housing units, adding, “progress is being made.” He lauded the management of NASSCORP for the partnership and assured that more work will be done to build affordable housing units for Liberians around the country.At a cost of US$20,000, a unit will be paid for through a mortgage arrangement subsidized by government at an interest rate of 7 percent over a ten-year period.The ceremony was graced by senior government officials including Madam Miatta Beyslow, NASSCORP Board Chair; George V. Curtis Sr, the Mayor of the City of Brewerville; citizens, among others. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
A 19-year-old Norton Street, Georgetown handyman vehemently denied a larceny charge when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Kenneth Smith Farley appeared before Magistrate Fabayo Azore to answer to a charge which stated that on November 7, 2017, at the Parika minibus park, in Georgetown, he robbed Rogwatia Persaud of one Samsung smartphone valued 0,000.In a bail application on his own behalf, Farley told the court that he is a handyman and resides with his elderly grandmother in Norton Street, Werk-en-Rust, Georgetown.While Magistrate Azore was inclined to grant bail to the sum of ,000, Farley pleaded for a reduction as he could not afford same in such “hard times”.Nonetheless, the Magistrate declined the reduction plea, telling Farley “not at this time sir.”Police Prosecutor Simone Payne represented the prosecution’s case. The case will continue on December 6.
A 43-year-old man was on Monday granted bail by Magistrate Judy Latchman when he appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts slapped with a simple larceny charge.Prem Chan admitted that on October 4, 2018 at Eccles, East Bank Demerara (EBD), he falsely pretended to be heart specialist, Dr Mahendra Carpen in order to obtain the sum of $100,000 from Frank Shanicharara.The prosecution contended that on October 4 about 12:00h, Chan called the Virtual Complainant via telephone pretending to be Dr Carpen asking for a donation of $100,000 for a heart patient. The VC, realising that he was being conned, asked the caller to visit his business place to uplift the money. The VC then called the Police, and Chan was caught red-handed.In court on Monday, the unrepresented man claimed that he committed the act since he was frustrated. He claimed that he was making little effort in raising money for his own heart surgery. He was fined $100,000. Failure to pay the fine will result in him serving six months in prison.
An employee of Regent Household Plus was on Monday hauled before the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts and remanded to prison for stealing an amplifier.Twenty-nine-year-old Rickford Atwell of Mon Repos, East Coast Demerara, appeared before Magistrate Sherdel Isaacs-Marcus and denied the charge which stated that on October 2, 2019, at Regent Household Plus, he stole one amplifier worth $45,000, property of Saied Amid.The court heard that Atwell was employed by the Virtual Complainant’s father and worked at his store on Regent Street, Georgetown.According to the prosecution’s case, the business place was closed and the normal afternoon checks on employees’ bags were carried out when the amplifier was discovered in the defendant’s bag. As such, the police were called and Atwell was arrested. Magistrate Isaacs-Marcus remanded Atwell to prison. The case will continue on October 21, 2019.
Club Notes – Naomh Adhamhnáin In Association with Letterkenny Shopping CentreThe Seniors suffered their first league defeat of the season away to N. Conaill on Sunday. Their next outing is on May 31st v Four Masters at home. The Reserves had another good win in their game and are also free this weekend. The Juniors were beaten at home by Glenswilly on Saturday evening and have no game this week.The Senior Hurlers drew their Ulster Táin league game with MacCumhaills and are in action again on May 31st in Garvaghey against N. Moninne with a 5:30pm throw-in.The Senior ladies began their 13-a-side league campaign with a good win over Glenfin, they have no game this weekend.The Minor Hurlers won the League final against Carndonagh on Thursday. The U14 hurlers play MacCumhaills in the A league semi-final at O’Donnell Park on Thursday at 7pm. U14, U16 and minor hurling training continues every Tuesday at 5pm. New hurlers always welcome.The U16 Boys footballers had a big win over Milford on Friday, they have no more games now before the exams. The Dev. Team lost to neighbours Glenswilly.The U14 Boys A team had a good win away to Carndonagh last week and travel again this Wednesday to Inishowen when they take on Buncrana. The Dev. Team were beaten by N. Padraig, Muff last week and they were due to be at home to MacCumhaills this Wednesday but it has been postponed due to MacCumhaills involvement in the all-county league final on Friday night.The U14 girl’s footballers had a good win over MacCumhaills on Tuesday to keep their semi-final hopes alive. They travel to N. Padraig, Muff next Tuesday. Training is on Thursday at 4.45pm.The U10 blitzes begin this week with team 1 at home to Convoy and Milford this Friday (23rd). All players asked to be O’Donnell Park for 6:15pm. Horses (€10) and Race sponsorship (€25) are now on sale for our Night at the Races on Friday week, May 30th. All players must return their cards by this Friday, May 23rd to their team managers. Big effort needed by everyone please.This week’s winning lotto numbers are 6-10-22-24. There were 2 x match 3 winners, Shane Pierce c/o Voodoo and Jimmy Cunningham (both Adrian) that win €50 each. Next week’s jackpot is €1,425.St. Eunan’s GAA club would like to place on record our thanks to the members of Letterkenny Town Council that have been great club supporters over the years, in particular the late Cllr. Tadhg Culbert, Dessie Larkin, Ciaran Brogan, Jimmy Kavanagh and Tom Crossan. We would like to wish Ciaran, Jimmy and Tom all the best in the upcoming election and wish Dessie Larkin all the best for the future as he bows out of the political arena and moves on to other challenges. We also thank them all for their recent generous donations to our club.GAA NEWS: ST EUNAN’S U-10 BLITZES BEGIN THIS FRIDAY was last modified: May 21st, 2014 by John2Share 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:CLUB NOTESNaomh AdhamhnáinSt Eunan’s GAA club notesSt Eunans
Burtonport MMA star Joseph Duffy makes his UFC debut this Saturday in Dallas against Jake Lindsay.Donegal UFC star Joseph Duffy makes his long-awaited UFC debut on Saturday night when he faces Jake Lindsay at UFC 185 in Dallas.Duffy is the latest in a long-line of Irish fighters to fly the Irish flag in the UFC octagon.However, Duffy will also have the Donegal flag draped around him when he goes into battle on Saturday. Duffy has enjoyed a dizzying nine months since making his return to Cage Warriors after a three-year sabbatical from MMA.He destroyed Damien Lapilus at The Helix in Dublin in his comeback fight then a simply stunning KO of Frenchman Julien Boussuge with a knee to his face put him firmly back on the UFC radar.It had been well documented how Duffy was the last fighter to defeat current UFC stars Conor McGrgeor and Norman Parke.So the UFC offered Duffy a lucrative contract and his dream move to the UFC was sealed. Duffy has been in an intense training camp at Tristar Gym in Montreal, Canada for the last six weeks.The world-famous gym took Duffy on-board once he signed for the UFC and that’s where he will be based from now on.Tristar coach Eric O’Keefe has been impressed with Duffy and believes the Burtonport man is destined for great things in the sport.O’Keefe said, “From all we’ve seen of Joe, he can take it to the top.“I think he’ll be a force to be reckoned with in the UFC,. “The sky is his limit.Duffy’s opponent has a decent record he win his first nine bouts in the UFC and was regarded as a future world champion.However, consecutive defeats have meant Lindsay is now fighting to save his career.Duffy knows he’ll faces a top-class opponent and there’s no such thing as an easy fight in the UFC. However, he’s confident he can do the business and get his UFC career off to a dream start in Dallas on Saturday night.A huge following of from Ireland and Wales are expected to descend on the venue and that will only add to Duffy’s armour.DUFFY DOES DALLAS – BURTONPORT MMA STAR READY FOR UFC DEBUT was last modified: March 12th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:BowburtonportCareerDallasDebutdonegalIrelandJake LindsayJoseph DuffyMMASaturdayUFCUFC 185