Nara upsets 2004 champion Kuznetsova at US Open

first_img‘Not a god’: Federer tops cramping Youzhny in 5 sets at Open Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson The No. 8-seeded Kuznetsova’s exit Thursday night means five of the top eight women in the field are already gone before the third round. She joins No. 2 Simona Halep, No. 5 Caroline Wozniacki, No. 6 Angelique Kerber and No. 7 Johanna Konta. Kerber was the defending champion.Kuznetsova won the title at Flushing Meadows in 2004 and was the runner-up in 2007. She also was the French Open champion in 2009. The Russian came to New York this year as one of eight women with a chance to move up to No. 1 in the WTA rankings after the tournament.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ LATEST STORIES Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles Search on for 5 Indonesians snatched anew in Lahad Datu Hotdog’s Dennis Garcia diescenter_img Police seize P68-M worth of ‘shabu’ in Pasay Svetlana Kuznetsova, of Russia, returns a shot from Marketa Vondrousova, of Czech Republic, during the first round of the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Wednesday, Aug. 30, 2017, in New York. (AP Photo/Andres Kudacki)NEW YORK — Past U.S. Open champion Svetlana Kuznetsova was upset in the second round by 116th-ranked Kurumi Nara of Japan 6-3, 3-6, 6-3.This was Nara’s first victory in nine career matches against opponents ranked in the top 10. It also allowed her to get to the third round at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2013, equaling her best showing at any Grand Slam tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Britain’s Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to give up royal titles MOST READ National Historical team rescues Amorsolos, artifacts from Taal Bishop Baylon encourages faithful in Albay to help Taal evacuees View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

LBDI Identifies with Muslims

first_img“LBDI is grateful to celebrate the Ramadan with our fellow Muslims who are also our customers,” Lawrence George saidThe management of the Liberia Bank for Development and Investment (LBDI) yesterday identified with Muslims in Liberia through the donation of 200 bags of rice to several mosques in Monrovia and its environs.Lawrence George, LBDI’s corporate social responsibility coordinator, said the donation was the bank’s way of identifying with the Muslims after they successfully ended their holy month of Ramadan.The mosques that benefitted from the donation included Benson Street, Newport Street, Jacob Town, and Fiamah (50 bags each).“We have come as a bank to thank you for praying for our country especially as we await the upcoming elections in which peace is our priority, and this is just a token of our appreciation,” he said.Mr. George said the LBDI has introduced the Islamic Banking System to take care of the banking needs of Muslims in Liberia.“We as a local bank have introduced this system to actually help our Islamic brothers and sisters because we believe in making banking very simple for smooth financial operations in the country,” he said.Responding, Musa Balloh, the spokesman of the National Imams Council of Liberia, lauded the efforts of the LBDI family for the donation which he described as welcome.“We are overwhelmed especially seeing a bank making a huge donation to her clients. The fast and prayers we carried out were also focused on our country Liberia having peaceful and transparent elections for the benefit of our citizens and the country,” he said.He stressed that despite the end of the Ramadan celebration, their focus is now on peaceful elections, with the Imams in the vanguard of Muslim prayers until the October elections.“We are concerned about the security in our country so it’s our responsibility as Muslims and Christians to put aside our differences and strongly pray to God for the protection of this country during the upcoming elections, because we are not political groups but special people, and we must all work together for the common good of the country,” Mr. Balloh said.Concerning the Islamic banking process, Mr. Balloh explained that it is in the interest of the Islamic community because the process would include collaborative efforts with the Imams for the successful implementation of the transactions.He explained that the banking transaction would enable them to do banking the right way, and appreciated the management of the bank for its kind gesture and the opportunity given to Liberians to invest in the bank.Appreciating the donation, Mr. Bankale Kaba of the Newport Street mosque said, “Thank you so much for the contribution of 50 bags of rice which means a whole lot to us and we pray that God provides good leaders for our country.“It’s our prayers that God brings peace and chooses a good leader and a development oriented person for the betterment of our country.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Amit Saroha wins silver medal at World Para Athletics Championships

first_imgIndia’s Amit Saroha clinched the silver medal in the men’s club throw F51 competition in the World Para Athletics Championships here on Monday.The 32-year-old Saroha’s best throw of 30.25 metres, which came in his third attempt, fetched him the silver medal. In the process, the para-athlete from Haryana set a new Asian record in this event.Serbia’s Zeljko Dimitrijevic retained his title with a world record throw of 31.99m to clinch the gold.Another Indian, Dharambir finished 10th with his best throw of 22.34m.Speaking after his event, having successfully defended his title from the 2015 edition, Amit said: “After narrowly missing out in Rio 2016, I feel it was that urge to make good on that unfulfilled ambition.””I am very glad that I have gained on what I missed out in Rio. While I broke the world record as it stood before our event, Dimitrijevic’s throw went one better and set the new world record.”I would also like to dedicate this medal to the brave Indian soldiers who are at the borders of our country protecting us,” he added.Saroha, the first quadriplegic to represent India at a Paralympic Games (London 2012), will also take part in the men’s discus throw F52 final on Tuesday.This is India’s second medal in the event after Sundar Singh Gurjar had won a gold in the men’s javelin throw F46 on Friday.last_img read more

Moss ‘misguided’ before Kane penalty award

first_imgPremier League Moss ‘misguided’ in TV question before awarding Kane contentious penalty Jamie Smith 02:39 2/6/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments() Jonathan Moss Getty Images Premier League Liverpool v Tottenham Hotspur Harry Kane Jürgen Klopp Liverpool Tottenham Hotspur After a number of controversial calls during Sunday’s Premier League between Liverpool and Tottenham at Anfield, PGMOL have backed the match officials Referee Jon Moss admits he was “misguided” to ask for television footage while awarding Tottenham a penalty at Liverpool, but Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) has backed his ultimate decision.A thrilling 2-2 draw featured a pair of contentious penalties in the final 10 minutes of the game, Harry Kane missing after he was adjudged to have been fouled by Loris Karius, before the England striker made amends in the 95th minute after Erik Lamela was felled by Virgil van Dijk.Van Dijk accused the Spurs duo of diving after the game, while Jurgen Klopp also vented frustration at the officiating and suggested the officials apologised to him at full-time for getting the first decision wrong, with the Reds believing there should have been an offside flag during the build-up to Kane going down under Karius’ challenge. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player In a lengthy delay, Moss appeared to ask fourth official Martin Atkinson, “Have we got anything from the TV?”. Officials are not permitted to use television footage to review decisions in games where a Video Assistant Referee (VAR) is not in use.PGMOL has insisted that there was no wrongdoing in making the decision, affirming it to be the correct one.A statement read: “[Moss] asked a question to his fourth official Martin Atkinson and acknowledges that referencing ‘TV’ was misguided. Atkinson did not reply to the question and so had no involvement in the decision.”Having properly reflected on the questions asked, Jon knew that a Liverpool player, now identified as [Dejan] Lovren, had played the ball and that no offside offence had occurred. He then awarded the penalty.”For the avoidance of doubt, Atkinson did not view a television monitor and did not relay any information to the on-field officials.”Backing Moss, PGMOL added: “In real time this was a difficult series of decisions which the match officials judged correctly in recognising that Kane was not offside, as Lovren had deliberately played the ball, and he was fouled for the award of the penalty kick.” Subscribe to Goal’s Liverpool Correspondent Neil Jones’ weekly email bringing you the best Liverpool FC writing from around the weblast_img read more