Roger Federer dazzles in first career Bay Area appearance

first_imgPhivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Roger Federer, of Switzerland, right, smiles after he and partner Bill Gates played in an exhibition tennis match against Jack Sock and Savannah Guthrie in San Jose, Calif., Monday, March 5, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)SAN JOSE, Calif. — From his knees at the middle of the net, Roger Federer struck volley after volley right back at Jack Sock until the American star finally faltered. Federer just smiled. It was all in fun.And how could Federer not be loving life?ADVERTISEMENT He joked to opponent Savannah Guthrie of NBC’s “TODAY” show: “You have to start looking at the ball and stop looking at me.”Federer called off Gates with, “That’s mine … that’s mine, too,” before Sock lobbed a winner over Gates that Federer couldn’t chase down.Federer’s “The Match for Africa” exhibition sold more than 15,000 tickets to benefit his foundation that supports education for children in Africa. At the end of the night, the foundation had raised another $2.5 million.The Swiss star, who at 36 is the oldest men’s player to be No. 1, won the Australian Open in January for his 20th Grand Slam title.Federer and Gates also teamed up last year in Seattle.After the doubles, the 25-year-old Sock — ranked 10th in the world — pushed Federer to an 11-9 tiebreaker in the first set before dropping the second set 6-4.At one point in the opening set, Sock showed his respect by overturning a fault call. He walked toward the service line, pointed that it was an ace and went to the changeover.Sock joked beforehand, “Don’t hit it to Roger … I’m winless against him for my career.”“This match for Africa is something extraordinary,” Sock said.A video promoting the match featured Federer training Gates, from weightlifting — lunges with a heavy bar over his shoulders — to studying a tennis book and both pingpong and tennis practice to work on his reflexes and skills. Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “You’ll train like I do,” Federer said. “You are ready.”And Gates, dressed in a bright pink polo, drew oohs and aahs as he impressed with his shot-making and hustle to keep points alive.“I think I’m good at picking partners,” Gates said after he and Federer won 6-3.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 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 GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings LATEST STORIES He’s the best in the world at age 36. That even sounds a bit strange to Federer himself.“Those are definitely special times in my life and my career,” Federer said. “The dream as a little boy was to make it one day to world No. 1, but not at 36 years old I can tell you that. It was probably at some point at 25 maybe if things went really well.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I had a tough year in 2016 with my knee and stayed positive, was resilient and fought to come back and really believed I could actually win again. I didn’t think it was going to be at this level. It’s been an unbelievable journey the last 14 months and my team has been incredible. I’m loving every moment that I can still stay on tour because you never know when it’s going to end.”While this doubles match didn’t officially count Monday night, it sure mattered to all of the children in Africa who Federer is committed to helping through his foundation. As Serena Williams returns, Venus says her game hasn’t leftcenter_img Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Federer emerged from the tunnel of smoke and walked onto the court greeted by roars and thousands of camera phones held high for the first Bay Area appearance of his career.Federer waved every which way, held his racket in the air and beamed when introduced during warmups with the announcement at the sold-out SAP Center that he had regained the No. 1 world ranking.“For me to stand right here as world No. 1 in San Jose is very, very special for me,” Federer said.He entertained from the start, too, praising Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates as a perfect partner.“He knows numbers very well. He never makes mistakes on the scores,” Federer cracked. “I’ll do the running and Bill does the thinking.”ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City MOST READ View commentslast_img read more

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Police Stripping Cars of Tinted Windows

first_imgAmidst the fight to contain and prevent the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), which has claimed more than 500 lives, Police officers assigned at the Topoe Road Police Station launched a drive over the weekend against cars with nontransparent windows.A police officer, who asked not to be named, said the order came in the wake following a tip concerning secret burials, especially along the Somalia Drive,  of persons who may have died from the virus.The officer told the Daily Observer in an exclusive interview that the headquarters of the Liberia National Police (LNP) has ordered officers assigned at the Topoe Road Police Depot to be vigilant about the growing trend of corpses being taken for burial, in many cases, using vehicles with tinted glasses.“The LNP asked us to remove all artificial coverings, nontransparent and colorful glasses, from windows of cars,” the officer said.Though he was not specific, another officer who also spoke anonymously said this instruction is strictly be executed in and around Islamic communities, which are known for ‘quick burials.’When contacted, LNP Spokesperson Sam Collins neither confirmed nor denied the order, but said it is illegal for cars to use unclear, black, colored, and non-transparent glasses.Mr. Collins noted that only security personnel are legally entitled to use tinted windows, as well as some governmental officials.A business man, known as Mr. Chebli has appealed to the LNP to consider and exclude cars whose windshields, side windows, or rear windows had built-in or ‘natural tints’.Other vehicle owners concur, saying that windows and windshields with built-in tinted windows have to be removed altogether and replaced with new, transparent ones.  They claim that because there has been sudden supply shortage and subsequent price increase of new glasses since outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus, these may be hard to find.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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Payet double and VAR give Marseille opening win

first_img0Shares0000Up and running: Marseille’s Dimitri Payet celebrates scoring the first goal of the new Ligue 1 season © AFP / Boris HORVATMARSEILLE, France, Aug 11 – Mercurial star Dimitri Payet scored twice, including a penalty courtesy of VAR, as Marseille opened the new French Ligue 1 season with a 4-0 demolition of Toulouse on Friday.Payet, who missed France’s World Cup triumph through injury, opened the scoring on the stroke of half-time and added his second just after the hour mark at the Stade Velodrome. Valere Germain slotted home the third in the 89th minute before Florent Thauvin added the fourth in injury time to secure a comfortable three points on a night which saw the World Cup trophy shown off to the crowd who also warmly welcomed back their world champion players Adil Rami and Steeve Mandanda.“We can say that it is a perfect evening even if we can always do better,” said Marseille coach Rudi Garcia.“Four goals without conceding, all scored by the attackers and in a full Velodrome — it was very good.”The VAR (Video Assistant Referee) system had debuted at the World Cup in Russia and it made its entrance in the French top flight on Friday just before the half-time whistle.Referee Ruddy Buquet had originally signalled for a corner after a header from Germain had come off the arms of Toulouse defender Kelvin Amian.However, after a VAR consultation, the offcial awarded a penalty instead and captain Payet stepped up to beat goalkeeper Baptiste Reynet from the spot.Payet hit a spectacular second after 62 minutes with a volley which dipped under the crossbar before he was eventually replaced to a standing ovation by another World Cup winner Thauvin in the 83rd minute.Germain tucked away the third goal after being set up by Morgan Sanson before Thauvin completed the rout.“The World Cup win has given us wings, strength and confidence,” said Thauvin.Toulouse coach Alain Casanova said that the scoreline flattered Marseille although he welcome the addition of the VAR.“Two days ago, I said I was for VAR. I will not deny what I said, even if it was against us tonight,” said Casanova. “It will be important in the future.”Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain, with Neymar and French World Cup star Kylian Mbappe in tandem, begin their campaign on Sunday against Caen at the Parc des Princes.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES

first_imgGAA Bingo Every Thursday Night At 9pm In St Marys Hall Clonmany Everyone Welcome.Match & Win no jackpot winner last week this weeks will rise to €2,060.00 numbers drawn were 7,13,15,22, the €15 consolation prizes went to Mary McConway Dunaff, Noreen Doherty(R)Urrismana, Astrid Heathcock c/o Anne Devlin Bingo, Mario Comiskey Urrismana, Mia & Katie Wilson Urrismana.Club Meeting This Week Tuesday 6th September 9pm in Straid all members try to attend. Results: Minors 2-12 Malin 0-4, Reserves 0-8 Buncrana 0-8, Seniors 3-12 Buncrana 0-10.Fixtures: U13’s Away to Burt 6.30pm Tuesday 6th September.Any items for the notes email to lckn3@eircom.net or text to Liz O’Neill 0863858629 before 9pm on Sunday. GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTES was last modified: September 5th, 2011 by BrendaShare 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:GAA: URRIS GAA CLUB NOTESlast_img read more

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GOLF NEWS: NORTH-WESTERN ALLIANCE VISIT DUNFANAGHY IN LEAGUE CLASH

first_imgOn an extremely cold frosty day, with the north wind blowing at its most severe, the Alliance visited Dunfanaghy Golf Club for the penultimate outing of the 2015/16 season. With the course in excellent condition, it was a pleasure to see that, as with most clubs, the members there are pushing on with improvements to their environs. As for the golf itself, local professional Seamus McMonagle showed a clean pair of heels to a very impressive crowd of scratch golfers. The first nine proved the easier as all those in contention were out in level par. This was fine until they turned into the wind and the vagaries of it showed up in the number of balls coming up short of the green and it also accounted for a number of balls going out of bounds. The only player finishing in the prizes and having not gone out in level par was Brian McElhinney, who had a nightmare start as he went four over par after seven holes but got his place on the podium by playing the last eleven holes in one under par.In the Nett section, the winner was Eugene Corry, showing a welcome return to form, when he amassed 20pts on each nine. Eugene did slow down at the end of the outward nine when he only secured two points on the last two holes but his birdie at the 10th got things back on track for him and he ended up with another 20pts for a total of 40pts and a 2pt winning margin. Runner-up Lee O’Connor had 18pts on the first nine and 20pts on the back to total 38pts.This was the last counting competition in Golfer of the Year and congratulations to Michael McGeady who won the Gross section with 55, having gone one better from being runner-up last year. In second place this year was Brian McElnhinney on 52 with Paul McGuigan, fresh from his ‘operation transformation’ third on 33. The Nett section was won convincingly by Clive Davison who had been the long time leader since August despite being pushedinto third position last month. But Clive deservedly came through again on this, the last day, with 36 followed by Eddie McHugh on 29 and Odran McGettigan, the incoming Captain for 2016 /17, in third place .Overall Results:Nett:1st Eugene Corry (10) Newtownstewart G.C. 40 pts2nd Lee O’Connor (9) Faughan Valley G.C.    38 pts3rd Clive Davison (12) Portsalon G.C.             37pts4th Maurice McGettigan (16) Strabane G.C.   36 ptsGross: 1st Seamus McMonagle (scr) Dunfanaghy G.C. 682nd Kealan Quigg (scr) City of Derry G.C.           713rd Brian McElhinney (scr) North West G.C.       72 b.o.t.4th Paul McGuigan (1) Foyle G.C.                       72 2’s: J. Hanna ,P.Duffy, B.Wallace,D.Forbes and C.McGettigan.The next competition will be Mr David Forbes’, Faughan Valley GC, Alliance Captain’s Prize. It will be held in Rosapenna Golf Club on 19th March 2016. David would like to thank all those whoplayed in the Alliance this season and would like to welcome you all to hisCaptain’s Day.GOLF NEWS: NORTH-WESTERN ALLIANCE VISIT DUNFANAGHY IN LEAGUE CLASH was last modified: March 8th, 2016 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:golfNorth-Western AllianceSportlast_img read more

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Top quality players Chelsea could land with Sarri in charge

first_img Napoli signed Mertens for a mere £8m from PSV in 2013 Maurizio Sarri is the favourite for the Chelsea job Koulibaly is said to be valued at around £70m 2. JorginhoItalian midfielder Jorginho has been the subject of mass transfer speculation already this summer, with Manchester City hot favourites to sign him. However, if his old manager ends up at Chelsea and opts to replace the ageing Cesc Fabregas, then perhaps the 26-year-old’s future plans could yet change. 6 3. Dries MertensDries Mertens already has one Chelsea connection as he plays alongside Eden Hazard for Belgium. The forward appears to be happy at the Stadio San Paolo and, at 31 years of age, may not have too many years left at the top level. Though the Blues did sign 31-year-old Olivier Giroud in January and could look to Mertens as a versatile attacking option. Jorginho has been linked with a £47m move to Man City 6 Hysaj has a £44m release clause that expires in July 5. Gonzalo HiguainThis is the big one. Gonzalo Higuain moved to Juventus from Napoli in 2016, nevertheless he is still said to be on very good terms with Sarri. Chelsea are in desperate need of a new forward man after Alvaro Morata’s torrid debut season and could look to the Argentinian as the solution to this problem.center_img 4. Elseid HysajAlbanian right-back Elseid Hysaj has caught the eye at Napoli in the past three years. Now 24, Hysaj is an important part of the Serie A side’s first team squad and fits a position, occupied by Victor Moses, that many Chelsea fans currently see as a weakness at Stamford Bridge. 6 Former Napoli boss Maurizio Sarri is the frontrunner to take over from Antonio Conte at Chelsea next season, though the situation is far from clear.The Blues are yet to part company with current manager Conte and while Sarri has already been replaced in Naples, he is still under contract with the club. Despite all this, the bookies believe that by the beginning of the 2018/19 season, the situation will be resolved and Sarri will be standing in the Stamford Bridge dugout.So who could he bring with him?1. Kalidou KoulibalyChelsea have been publicly tracking Kalidou Koulibaly for the last couple of seasons. The introduction of Maurizio Sarri at the club could be the key factor in bringing the Senegalese centre-back to Stamford Bridge. The Blues do already have depth in that position, but would surely not pass up on the chance to capture one of the most highly rated defenders in world football. 6 6 6 Higuain joined Juventus for £75m in 2016last_img read more

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REVEALED: HISTORIC DONEGAL COTTAGE ON MARKET FOR €25K IN LATEST PROPERTY AUCTION

first_imgExclusive: AN HISTORIC Co Donegal cottage has been put on the market with a reserve price of just €25k in the latest distressed property auction in the county.The charming and partly refurbished two bedroom roadside thatched cottage in in the townland of Drumaweir, Greencastle, is known as Charlie Brown’s.Estate agents have included it in an auction next month and say the sale provided “an ideal opportunity for those in search of an older style property offering something different to the norm.” Located on the immediate outskirts of Greencastle amenities including beaches, golf courses are within easy reach as is the ferry terminal.Dean Spencer from Sherry Fitzgerald Rainey told Donegal Daily: “Having been extremely successful with our Public Auctions in 2012 we will be commencing our 2013 Auctions in March.“We also have a number of other properties being prepared for sale by Public Auction possibly later in March.”Other properties on the market include a two-bedrrom apartment at Westside, Lower Main Street, Letterkenny, a three bedroom house in Carndonagh for €77k. And the biggest shock of all – a massive nine-bedroom house located at Inch Road Burnfoot for €75,000. That property is pictures below.*******Donegaldaily.com – Donegal’s No1 News & Sports WebsiteFollow the leader on:https://twitter.com/DonegalDaily REVEALED: HISTORIC DONEGAL COTTAGE ON MARKET FOR €25K IN LATEST PROPERTY AUCTION was last modified: February 13th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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:REVEALED: HISTORIC DONEGAL COTTAGE ON MARKET FOR €25K IN LATEST PROPERTY AUCTIONlast_img read more

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APPLICATIONS TO HAVE 284 DONEGAL HOMES REPOSSESSED BEFORE COURTS TODAY

first_imgA staggering 284 house repossession cases are due before Donegal’s courts today.There are scores of applications to have homes repossessed in Donegal today.The cases are listed to be heard at the Registrar’s Court at Letterkenny Courthouse.The cases, taken by a number of banks and building societies, were put back until today after being mentioned and adjourned in the courts last year. A number of those involved in the cases have spoken out against the moves on social media in recent days.It is understood a protest against the possessions may take place outside the courthouse this morning.One woman, whose house is listed for repossession, told Donegal Daily she has no plans to move out of her home.“I have tried to do a deal with them and explained to them that I am a single parent and cannot meet the mortgage. “I have tried to met my bank but they simply will not meet me now.“They can come and try to take my house from me but they will have to remove me physically.“I am hoping the Judge can see it from my point of view that I am simply not in a position to pay at the moment,” she said. APPLICATIONS TO HAVE 284 DONEGAL HOMES REPOSSESSED BEFORE COURTS TODAY was last modified: February 16th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:courtdonegalhomesrepossessionlast_img read more

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National Lottery heads urge players to check emails for €500,000 prize

first_imgOne online Lotto player in Ireland woke up €500,000 richer this morning after winning the Lotto Plus top prize in last night’s draw.National Lottery officials have urged players throughout the country to check their online accounts to see if they if they are the winning ticket holders.The winning numbers for the Lotto Plus 1 draw were 30, 32, 41, 44, 45, 46 and the bonus 17. The National Lottery has stated that an email confirming the €500,000 prize win has been issued to the lucky online player this morning. A spokesperson said:“One of our lucky online players will have woken up to an email this morning to inform them that they have won the €500,000 Lotto Plus prize! We are encouraging all of our online and App players to check their emails and to contact our prize claims team on 01 836 4444 and we will make arrangements for them to collect their prize”.The National Lottery are still appealing for all Lotto players in Co. Donegal to check their tickets as the deadline for a €30,094 prize, won on June 9thexpires on Friday 7th September.The winning Quick Pick ticket was purchased on the day of the draw at Byrne’s Foodstore in Kilcar in Co. Donegal.The winning Lotto numbers for the draw on Saturday 9th June were: 11, 12, 19, 27, 30, 38 and the Bonus 16. It has been a bumper year so far for online National Lottery players who have won almost €21 million by playing on www.lottery.ie and on the National Lottery App. The biggest online winners this year include a Lotto syndicate who claimed a €7.1 million Lotto jackpot in February while last June another lucky online EuroMillions player scooped the EuroMillions Plus top prize of €500,000.National Lottery heads urge players to check emails for €500,000 prize was last modified: August 16th, 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)last_img read more

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