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first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Rafael Nadal came through his first stern examination at the US Open to move a step closer to a maiden Flushing Meadows meeting with Roger Federer. The Spanish second seed dropped a set for the first time in the tournament but still saw off 2014 champion Marin Cilic 6-3 3-6 6-1 6-2. Nadal was clearly irritated when given a time violation as he served midway through the second set, and was broken moments later. But the three-time champion quickly shrugged it off to march into the last eight, with a stunning around-the-net winner bringing up match point to the delight of an Arthur Ashe crowd which included Nadal’s friend Tiger Woods. “It’s an easy shot to describe, but difficult to make,” said Nadal. “I don’t know, I think I followed the ball good because he had a good volley and I saw it. “I ran fast to the ball and I saw at the last moment there would maybe be a small space on that side. “I think it was the only way to win that point. I hit it well, but to hit that spot you need some luck.” It is a statistical quirk that Federer and Nadal, rivals across 15 years and 40 matches, have never met at the US Open. But defending champion Novak Djokovic’s exit has opened up the possibility of a box-office final between the pair. Federer faces Grigor Dimitrov, a player he has beaten seven times out of seven, in the last eight. Nadal will take on Diego Schwartzman after sixth seed Alexander Zverev ran out of steam in his bid to reach the quarter-finals for the first time. The 22-year-old had already played 14 sets in three matches before taking on Schwartzman in round four. He took the first set but Argentinian Schwartzman hit back to win the next two. There was controversy when Zverev was given a point penalty after an audible obscenity, giving Schwartzman a 5-2 lead in the fourth. Umpire James Keothavong had earlier issued a warning when Zverev smashed a ball away, but the German claimed he had not heard it. “I mean, a code violation is fine. I didn’t even argue that,” he said. “But neither of us heard me getting a warning in the first place. “So it was like, OK, a warning is fine, it’s no problem, but why am I getting a point penalty? “He said he gave me a warning before. I didn’t hear it. Diego didn’t hear it. Most of the crowd didn’t hear it. “OK, it happened. It happened. It’s fine. I think the umpires next time should let me know about it.” Matteo Berrettini, the Italian 24th seed, roared through in straight sets against unseeded Andrey Rublev. Russian Rublev had previously beaten seeded players Stefanos Tsitsipas and Nick Kyrgios but he found Berrettini too strong, losing 6-1 6-4 7-6 (6). He will play Frenchman Gael Monfils, who looks to be playing some of the best tennis of his flamboyant but injury-hit career this fortnight. Monfils beat Spain’s Pablo Andujar 6-1 6-2 6-2.Tags: Flushing MeadowsMarin CilicRafael NadalUS Openlast_img read more

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first_img Speaking to At The Races on the first morning he could no longer call himself a jockey he said: ” We had a very good night but I’ve just got up and haven’t got round to eating breakfast yet. I can smell it, though, and someone has done the right thing and cooked me a nice breakfast. “It was very difficult to take it all in yesterday, the crowd, the people round the parade ring, the great racing public came out in force and I was very flattered and honoured by it all. “To get a reception like that for doing something I’ve loved to do for pretty much all my life, I’m really going to miss it. “I told all the lads yesterday to enjoy it while you’re doing it because the end comes quickly. “It’s very nice to feel that I have the respect of people up and down the country. For the last 21 years I’ve ridden up and down the country pretty much full on but over the last two and a half months people have come out to give me a wonderful welcome and I’m very grateful of that. “It would be very difficult not to notice how that has developed and I’d like to thank all those people for coming out and making the last few months of my career so special and making it a little bit easier. “When I decided to retire I always thought I’d go to Sandown on the last day and say ‘thanks very much’ but having spoken to Dave (Roberts, agent), he said I was very privileged to be champion jockey for the 20th time and we kind of felt, for my own peace of mind, to do it like we did would help me come to terms with actually retiring. “We also felt it might be a good thing for racing, people probably deserved to know. Tony McCoy thanked the racing public for making the last two months of his career the most memorable of all as their appreciation helped him cope with the thought of retirement. “I thought it would die down but it never really did and those are things I’ll remember for ever. When I looked around yesterday, as difficult as it was it helped me realise I’d made the right decision. “If I’d carried on and maybe not been as good as I was a lot of these people might not have come out. It’s hard to say it but it is probably the right decision. “I feel satisfied through what has happened with my life but I’ve also said I’d love another go because I feel I could still do it better than anybody! “I never felt like I did a day’s work in my life, I’ve felt a lot of satisfaction and fulfilment and I’m very proud of what I’ve been lucky enough to achieve but so many people have helped that happen, I was just the lucky one who got on the best horse most of the time. “The owners, the trainers, the lads, the horses, I could go on all day thanking people. “There’s a lot of things I’ll miss but there’s some that I won’t, like spending a lot of time in a hospital and ringing doctors begging for help to make me better. “Obviously my wife Chanelle wanted me to retire but at the same time I knew myself it was the right time for my family, my mum and dad are in their 70s now and don’t enjoy watching me as much any more because of the dangers involved so it certainly makes their life easier. “I never thought of the dangers and when I got injured I felt I was unlucky and it wouldn’t happen again but I know the dangers and they first became apparent to me when I was at Toby Balding’s and Richard Davies died and just lately you only need to see what happened to John Thomas (McNamara) and Robbie McNamara.” Since announcing his intention to retire in February, McCoy has enjoyed a farewell tour up and down the country as well as travelling over to Ireland, with the attendance at usually mundane midweek meetings boosted by his presence. The adulation shown to him has made the 20-times champion jockey realise just how much he affected the lives of the racing fraternity but while the decision to quit seemed to some to come out of the blue, McCoy feels he owes it to his family to go out at the top. Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse released its 2016 football schedule on Tuesday afternoon. The Orange is coming off a 4-8 season and in December hired Dino Babers to be its next head coach. SU’s 12 opponents went a combined 93-64 (.592) in 2015 and nine of the 11 FBS teams that Syracuse will play advanced to bowl games. In three seasons in the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Orange is 7-17 against conference opponents.Though game times have not been announced, here is who Syracuse will face, and on which date, this upcoming season.Saturday, Sept. 1/2/3 — vs. ColgateFriday, Sept. 9 — vs. LouisvilleSaturday, Sept. 17 — vs. South FloridaAdvertisementThis is placeholder textSaturday, Sept. 24 — at ConnecticutSaturday, Oct. 1 — vs. Notre Dame (MetLife Stadium)Saturday, Oct. 8 — at Wake ForestSaturday, Oct. 15 — vs. Virginia TechSaturday, Oct. 22 — at Boston CollegeSaturday, Oct. 29 — BYESaturday, Nov. 5 — at ClemsonSaturday, Nov. 12 — vs. North Carolina StateSaturday, Nov. 19 — vs. Florida StateSaturday, Nov. 26 — at PittsburghHome games are in bold Comments Published on January 26, 2016 at 3:10 pm Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Related Stories 5 things Dino Babers said at his introductory press conference5 quick facts about new Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conferenceTop 5 Syracuse sports storylines to look for in 2016Storify: Social media reacts to Dino Babers being hired as Syracuse’s next football coachcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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first_imgDavid Luiz doing what he is known for. Attacking & taking useless risks instead of defending. Nothing new sadly. Désespérant. Ridiculous. He’ll never learn.— GoonerCestLaVie (@goonercestlavie) June 10, 2020Others were more impressed by the strike from Tarique.Really great finish— The three eyed raven (@AhmadMahmudIbr1) June 11, 2020 People don’t change just because there was a pandemic or a lockdown. Good Luiz good!— Rohan Makkar (@Rohanmakkar) June 10, 2020 Took that well didn’t he. Great finish— Lee Camilleri (@leecam82) June 10, 2020Take a look at the mistake by Luiz and the subsequent goal below David Luiz is looking lively ahead of the Premier League restart. pic.twitter.com/otQ7Nv2v4U— Ball Street (at 🏠) (@BallStreet) June 10, 2020 David Luiz is one player who usually divides opinion.Sometimes he produces some really magical moments but due to his frenetic style of play, he is often susceptible to some ridiculous moments.With Arsenal returning to Premier League action on June 17 against Manchester City the North London club has been stepping up preparations.They faced Championship side Brentford in a match behind closed doors.With Arsenal already a goal up after Joe Willock had scored, Luiz picked up the ball near the halfway line in the second half.He dwelt on the ball for much longer than he should have and was dispossessed.Ghana’s Tarique Fosu eventually rifled the ball into the back of the net to level things up for Brentford.Alexandre Lacazette scored for Arsenal but Brentford eventually won the match 3-2 with goals from Halil Dervisoglu and Shandon Baptiste.The reactions from Arsenal fans to Luiz weren’t kind, with opposition supporters having fun at his expense.pic.twitter.com/Rtvyv8XAbg— 🎩 (@CFCLamps_) June 10, 2020 What is that defending 🤢— Jack Forsyth (@JackForsy) June 10, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgI found the unveiling of architect Frank Gehry’s designs for the Grand Avenue development exciting, bold and encouraging. The core of our city would have a true center that helps define our sprawling metropolis. Yet there was a gaping hole in the plan: There are no green building standards. The lack of any green building and broader commitment to environmental sustainability in the plan is a missed opportunity. The city of Los Angeles was one of the first cities in the nation to pass a municipal green building policy, requiring all new construction to meet the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Certified national voluntary standard that defines high performance green buildings, and strives for a LEED Silver rating with 10 percent of energy needs met on site through solar and other clean distributed generation technologies. The Los Angeles Community College District, for example, embraced LEED Silver for many of its 50 new buildings on nine campuses, a total of $3 billion in new construction. The Los Angeles Unified School District has embraced another green standard for schools, ensuring the $14 billion in new school construction will result in classrooms with healthier indoor air quality and schools with lower energy bills for decades to come. To fill this hole in the Grand Avenue design, the county of Los Angeles should pass a green building policy requiring that all buildings on county land and/or built with county funds meet LEED standards. And the Grand Avenue Committee should add environmental sustainability to its core criteria in shaping the final design of the buildings. Otherwise, this is not just a lost opportunity; it’s an opportunity cost that puts a great burden on future residents, occupants and tenants. Matt Petersen is president and CEO of Global Green USA, the American affiliate of Green Cross International, and serves on the city of Santa Monica Environmental Task Force.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinalsThe Grand Avenue development should do the same. Why green building? Green buildings increase productivity, performance and profits. The indoor climate is healthier. For schools, studies prove that students score higher on tests and attendance goes up when they’re in healthier classrooms. Green buildings address climate change. More than 40 percent of the world’s energy and resources go into the design, construction and maintenance of buildings. About one-third of the greenhouse gas emissions come from the electricity used in buildings. In a state where we recently experienced an electricity crisis, why doesn’t the design help meet much of the energy needs on site, at least those that can help reduce peak demand and meet emergency power needs? Why not accentuate the opportunities for harvesting the power of the sun, a free feedstock for energy, for all the buildings on site? Why no indication in the plan for capturing rainwater and storm runoff on site? Why no attempt in the design to capture and use the wind blowing between or past them to create energy? What if the buildings and land all shared services, like energy, with one building producing power from solar and fuel cells that is shared with other buildings to reduce peak demand? last_img read more

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