Damir Džumhur, our best tennis player, has the best ranking in his career.Currently, he is at the seventy first place of ATP ranking.“Because of my ranking I’m very close to the Olympics in Rio, since two players are behind me at the moment. Besides, the first two players who are below the line and who are from the countries that do not have their representatives at the Olympics, will receive the invitations. At this moment, those players are Mikhail Kukushkin from Kazakhstan and me.”The second Grand- Slam tournament is ahead.“I will be defending 90 point at Roland Garros; and, if I win the first round I will remain in the same position. I believe I can repeat the last year’s result. I feel good and I believe I can fight anyone. Of course, many things will depend on my shape; but, my desire is to avoid top 15 players during the first round, and if luck serves me well, everything is possible…”(Source: Dnevni Avaz)
In this July 14, 1970 file photo, Cincinnati Reds’ Pete Rose (14) slams into Cleveland Indians’ catcher Ray Fosse to score a controversial game-winning run for the National League team in the 12th inning of the 1970 All-Star game in Cincinnati. Fosse suffered a fractured shoulder in the collision. Looking on are the Reds’ third base coach Leo Durocher, and Cincinnati Reds’ next hitter Dick Dietz (2). (AP Photo/File)LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Pete Rose sounded bowled over.Charlie Hustle, who famously flattened Ray Fosse to score the winning run in the 1970 All-Star game, couldn’t believe Major League Baseball intends to eliminate home-plate collisions by 2015 at the latest.“What are they going to do next, you can’t break up a double play?” Rose said in a telephone interview with The Associated Press after MLB announced its plan Wednesday.“You’re not allowed to pitch inside. The hitters wear more armor than the Humvees in Afghanistan. Now you’re not allowed to try to be safe at home plate?” Rose said. “What’s the game coming to? Evidently the guys making all these rules never played the game of baseball.”New York Mets general manager Sandy Alderson, chairman of the rules committee, made the announcement at the winter meetings, saying the change would go into effect for next season if the players’ association approved. Safety and concern over concussions were major factors — fans still cringe at the thought of the season-ending hit Buster Posey absorbed in 2011.“Ultimately what we want to do is change the culture of acceptance that these plays are ordinary and routine and an accepted part of the game,” Alderson said. “The costs associated in terms of health and injury just no longer warrant the status quo.”In a sport long bound by tradition, a ban will be a major step. MLB also is instituting a vast increase in the use of instant replay by umpires next season in an effort to eliminate blown calls.The NFL reached a settlement last summer in a concussion-related lawsuit by former players for $765 million, and a group of hockey players sued the NHL last month over brain trauma.Banned for life in 1989 following a gambling investigation, Rose insists Fosse was blocking the plate without the ball, which is against the rules. Fosse injured a shoulder, and his career went into a downslide.“Since 1869, baseball has been doing pretty well,” Rose said. “The only rules they ever changed was the mound (height) and the DH. I thought baseball was doing pretty good. Maybe I’m wrong about the attendance figures and the number of people going to ballgames.”Alderson said wording of the rules change will be presented to owners for approval at their Jan. 16 meeting in Paradise Valley, Ariz. Details must be sorted out, such as what should happen if a catcher blocks the plate without the ball?“The exact language and how exactly the rule will be enforced is subject to final determination,” he said. “We’re going to do fairly extensive review of the types of plays that occur at home plate to determine which we’re going to find acceptable and which are going to be prohibited.”Approval of the players’ union is needed for the rules change to be effective for 2014.“If the players’ association were to disapprove, then the implementation of the rule would be suspended for one year, but could be implemented unilaterally after that time,” Alderson said.The union declined comment, pending a review of the proposed change. Some players spoke up on Twitter.“No more home plate collisions?! What is this? NFL quarterbacks are catchers now?” Oakland outfielder Josh Reddick wrote.“Nothing better than getting run over and showing the umpire the ball. Please don’t ban home plate collisions,” Pittsburgh rookie catcher Tony Sanchez posted.“Totally disagree,” added retired catcher John Flaherty, now an analyst with the Yankees’ YES Network.Discussion to limit or ban collisions has intensified since May 2011, when Posey was injured as the Marlins’ Scott Cousins crashed the plate. Posey, San Francisco’s All-Star catcher, sustained a broken bone in his lower left leg and three torn ligaments in his ankle, an injury that ended his season.Posey returned to win the NL batting title and MVP award in 2012, when he led the Giants to their second World Series title in three seasons.In Game 5 of this year’s AL championship series, Detroit catcher Alex Avila was pulled a couple innings after being run over at the plate by Boston’s David Ross, a fellow catcher sidelined for much of the season by concussions resulting from foul tips.“This is, I think, in response to a few issues that have arisen,” Alderson said. “One is just the general occurrence of injuries from these incidents at home plate that affect players, both runners and catchers. And also kind of the general concern about concussions that exists not only in baseball but throughout professional sports and amateur sports today. It’s an emerging issue, and one that we in baseball have to address, as well as other sports.”Former catchers Joe Girardi, Bruce Bochy and Mike Matheny — all now managing in the majors — attended Wednesday’s meeting.“I don’t think it’s completely sparked by anything that’s happened in baseball as much as what’s happening outside of baseball and how it’s impacting people and impacting the welfare of each sport,” said Matheny, now managing the St. Louis Cardinals.But not everyone is in favor of a change.“I lost time as a catcher being run over a couple different times, but I thought it was part of my job and I enjoyed the contact,” said Girardi, the New York Yankees’ manager. “Now I’m not so sure that everyone enjoys contact. But I love football, so I liked it.”MLB intends to have varied tiers of punishment.“I think there will be two levels of enforcement,” Alderson said. “One will be with respect to whether the runner is declared safe or out based on conduct. So, for example, intentionally running over the catcher might result in an out call. So I think that the enforcement will be on the field as well as subsequent consequences in the form of fines and suspensions and the like.”Drafting the rule figures to be complicated.“Does it include at every base or just home plate?” Baltimore manager Buck Showalter said. “What’s considered blocking the plate and how do you define all of it?”The NCAA instituted a rule on collisions for the 2011 season, saying “contact above the waist that was initiated by the base runner shall not be judged as an attempt to reach the base or plate.” The umpire can call the runner out and also eject the player if contact is determined to be malicious or flagrant.The rule is likely to have an effect on youth leagues, too, where player safety is a primary concern. Little League runners must either slide or try to get around fielders. Plate collisions often are prohibited in high-school ball.“The actual detail, frankly the kinds of plays that we’re trying to eliminate, we haven’t finely determined,” Alderson said. “I would expect to put together 100 of these plays and identify which ones we want to continue to allow and others that we want to prohibit, and draft a rule accordingly.”___AP Sports Writer Howie Rumberg contributed to this report.
Creatures of the Night, a fun, interactive, non-scary, family-friendly hayride, takes visitors through Huber Woods Park in Middletown. Volunteers and staff members will perform harmless and educational skits for all ages. Hayrides depart throughout the night from 4:30 to 8 p.m. on Friday evenings, Oct. 13 – 28. $10 per person; children under three are free. Preregistration required. For additional information or to register, call 732-842-4000 or visit monmouthcountyparks.com.Brookdale Haunted Theater returns this fall with nearly 1 mile of ghouls, monsters and terrifying set pieces on the Lincroft campus. Presented by Brookdale’s Performing Arts Center, the event offers a sprawling maze of themed rooms replete with a variety of monsters, clowns and zombies, including an interactive 3-D blackout maze, a number of obstacles and terrifying outdoor scares. The attraction is run by over 100 local actors, Brookdale students, and technicians. The Haunted Theater is open from 7 to 10 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays and 7 to 9:30 p.m. on Sundays from Oct. 13 through 29. Admission is $12 and discounts are offered for seniors, Brookdale alumni and teens under the age of 17.Family friendly “no-scare” tours are also available for younger children from 2 to 4 p.m. on Oct. 21, 22, 28, and 29. Admission is $5 and costumes are encouraged. Brookdale Performing Arts Center, 765 Newman Spring Road, Lincroft. For additional information, call 732-224-2411 or visit brookdalehauntedtheater.com.Scared in Jersey, the multi-attraction, interactive theatrical haunt presented by Live Nation, will take place every Thursday through Sunday throughout October and Halloween night at PNC Bank Arts Center. The event features such attractions as the Jersey Devil, Pine Barren Maze, Mother Leeds’ Haunted Cottage and multiple live performances from New Jersey’s own Blood Drums. Attendants can purchase merchandise and food, and engage with the victims of the Jersey Devil’s terrifying attacks. Tickets $25 and up available at 800-745-3000, ticketmaster.com and livenation.com. ScaredinJersey.comGet into the Halloween spirit from 7 – 9 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27 with a moonlight walk around historic Ft. Hancock, where ghosts have been known to linger. Under the guidance of Jeff Dement, American Littoral Society Fish Tagging Director, participants will learn some history of Sandy Hook, as well as where all the bodies are buried. After the walk, participants can gather at Littoral Society headquarters for cider and fall snacks. Building 18 Hartshorne Drive, Officers Row, Ft. Hancock Section of Sandy Hook. $5 per person. Call 732-291-0055 for more information and to reserve a spot for Ghosts of Historic Fort Hancock. Local author Patricia Martz Heyer presents “Ghostly Tales of Two Rivers” at 7 p.m. on Oct. 30 at Middletown Township Public Library, 55 New Monmouth Road. Heyer, a Monmouth County resident and retired special education teacher who received her Master of Arts degree from Kean University, discusses her new book, sharing what occurs when our colorful local history collides head on with folklore and the paranormal. Free and open to the public. Visit mtpl.org or call 732-671-3700 for more information.The Atlantic Highlands Historical Society hosts a “Spirits and Spirits” Pot Luck Halloween Party at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the “haunted” Strauss Mansion. A psychic, tarot reader, and tea leaf reader will be on hand, with Victorian-era “Wine Glass Seances” throughout the night. The event raises money for the AHHS. Please bring a dish or drink to share. Music by DJ Party Pat. Costumes optional. $15 admission. Advance tickets may be purchased ahhistory.org.The Middletown High School North senior class presents Haunted Woods 2017 at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 21 at Tindall Park. This year’s theme is “American Horror Story” and will feature tours of a scary trail through the woods. Food available for purchase at the end of the trail. The Class of 2019 presents a “Happy Trail” for younger children 2 – 4 p.m. that will include face painting, age-appropriate Halloween games, mini golf and much more. Rain date Oct. 22. Admission is $5 per person. Proceeds from event will defray the cost of senior class year-end events. For more information visit middletownk12.org.This article was first published in the Oct. 12-19, 2017 print edition of The Two River Times.
Swift action by Police ranks of the A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) saw six bandits being nabbed after they attempted to rob a Supply, East Bank Demerara (EBD) poultry farmer.The six men who escaped from the scene after the failed robbery on Tuesday night at the Lot 13 Supply, EBD premises were apprehended in Grove, EBD.Reports are the business is owned by 69-year-old Michael Chang Yuen. At the time of the attempted robbery, Yuen was at home with his wife and his two sons relaxing when they heard a noise coming from outside their house about 19:30h.The property which the six men attempted to robUpon checking, Yuen saw four men at the eastern door of his property.As such, an alarm was raised, which prompted the men to quickly enter a waiting motor car, HC 4543, which was parked some distance away, and flee the scene.However, the Police were alerted, and a roadblock was set up in the vicinity of the Grove Public Road, which saw the four men, along with two others in the said car, being captured.A search carried out on the motor car saw the discovery of two 9 mm Glock Pistols, one with the serial number filed off, along with 22 live rounds; one BerettaThe business owner, Michael Chang YuenPistol with 11 live rounds, one .32 Taurus Pistol, with the serial number filed off with six live rounds; one sledgehammer, two pairs of latex gloves, and trade plates.The men, two of whom were previously before the courts, were all arrested and taken into Police custody.Further investigations carried out revealed that the motor car in which they were found was stolen from a Princes Street, Georgetown resident on March 25, 2018.When Guyana Times visited Yuen’s home, his sons were hesitant to speak; he, however, revealed that this is the second time in the last two months that bandits attempted to rob his home.They were unable to enter the property on that occasion as well. He noted thatThe guns, ammunition and other items found in the getaway carCCTV footage was handed over to the Police.Yuen has been working in the poultry business for some 30 years.Investigations are continuing.
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsA federal court issued an arrest warrant for Lam on Oct. 5, 2005, and he was arrested Nov. 17 on Indonesia’s Batam Island, according to Laura Eimiller of the FBI, then brought back to the United States. For more news and observations about crime in Los Angeles and the San Fernando Valley, check out the Daily News’ crime blog by clicking here. WEST COVINA – Arraignment is set today for a man accused of killing his wife, burying her body in a shallow grave in the backyard of their Rowland Heights home and then fleeing to Indonesia, where he was arrested. David Lam, 55, is charged with murder for the Sept. 11, 2005, slaying of his wife, Susan, 49. The woman’s family reported her missing and sheriff’s detectives found her body buried in a shallow grave in the backyard of the couple’s home in the 2600 block of Doubletree Lane on Sept. 23, 2005. Lam was named a week later in a felony complaint. The FBI was asked to help when sheriff’s detectives discovered Lam had fled to Singapore and then Indonesia. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
Coral’s Simon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.The Breakfast team are live at Epsom this week and Clare reveals Wings of Desire, with Frankie Dettori on board, looks set to go in as favourite for Saturday’s derby.Jose Mourinho continues to dominate the back pages as he prepares to take over at Manchester United.And Clare says it is set to be a sensational season, with Mourinho joining the likes of Jurgen Klopp, Pep Guardiola and Antonio Conte in the Premier League.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast
DOVER, Del. – The father of Nicholas Berg, a U.S. contractor believed to have been beheaded by Abu Musab al-Zarqawi in Iraq, said Thursday that al-Zarqawi’s killing will only perpetuate the cycle of violence in the Middle East. “I think al-Zarqawi’s death is a double tragedy,” Michael Berg told The Associated Press after learning a U.S. airstrike had killed the leader of al-Qaida in Iraq. “His death will incite a new wave of revenge. George Bush and al-Zarqawi are two men who believe in revenge.” Al-Zarqawi is believed to have beheaded two American civilians in 2004: Nicholas Berg, a 26-year-old businessman from West Chester, Pa., and Eugene Armstrong, a 52-year-old contractor from Hillsdale, Mich. Jack Hensley, a 48-year-old engineer from Marietta, Ga., was abducted at the same time as Armstrong and also killed. Armstrong’s family did not want to discuss al-Zarqawi. “I think in this case justice has finally been served,” said the Rev. Jerry Gladson, who had been Hensley’s pastor at First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) of Marietta.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 MORE11 theater productions to see in Southern California this week, Dec. 27-Jan. 2“An evil man is dead, and what more can you say?” said family spokeswoman Cyndi Armstrong, the wife of the slain contractor’s cousin. Michael Berg, a pacifist who is running for Delaware’s lone House seat on the Green Party ticket, said al-Zarqawi’s death is likely to foster anti-American resentment among al-Qaida members who feel they have nothing left to lose. Berg said the blame for most deaths in Iraq should be placed on Bush, who he said is “more of a terrorist than Zarqawi.” “Zarqawi felt my son’s breath on his hand as held the knife against his throat. Zarqawi had to look in his eyes when he did it,” Berg added, pausing to collect himself. “George Bush sits there glassy-eyed in his office with pieces of paper and condemns people to death. That, to me, is a real terrorist.” Al-Qaida in Iraq confirmed al-Zarqawi’s death and vowed to continue its “holy war,” according to a statement posted on a Web site. The group has taken responsibility for numerous attacks on U.S. and Iraqi targets in the past few years.
DERRY is set to try to upstage Co Donegal – by allowing fans to come together for a massive outside broadcast of the All-Ireland final.With no such venues here in the county, council officials in Derry City are hoping to lure thousands of GAA fans into the city on Sunday Week.Derry City Council is going to beam the final between Donegal and Mayo into Waterloo Place next Sunday, September 23. Mayor Kevin Campbell extended his best wishes to the Donegal team ahead of the big final and said they had the full support of the people of Derry.“Everyone in Derry is behind our neighbours in Donegal and hoping that they bring the Sam Maguire Cup up to the North West,” said the Mayor.“I am delighted that the public will be able to come along to Waterloo Place next Sunday and watch the game on the Big Screen and cheer Donegal on.” Advertisement With thousands of Donegal fans unable to get their hands on tickets, pubs, bars and restaurants here in the county are planning special events.But as yet there is no public outside big screen – and drink-free – event where parents can take young families.That could see many fans opting for the Derry city centre event, which will marshalled by council health and safety staff. DERRY TRY TO UPSTAGE DONEGAL WITH MASSIVE OUTSIDE BROADCAST OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL was last modified: September 15th, 2012 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:DERRY TRY TO UPSTAGE DONEGAL WITH MASSIVE OUTSIDE BROADCOAST OF ALL-IRELAND FINAL
SHEEPHAVEN SUB AQUA CLUB NOTES: Spring has burst forward for both the countryside and seas of Donegal, with Sheephaven diver’s sighting Hares and Buzzards on the Lough Salt road on the way to Sundays dive, as well as the ever increasing presence of marine life on the dive sites over the weekend. On Saturday morning there was glorious May sunshine as the divers set out from Downings slipway for a dive at Horn Head.The journey across the bay was lively as the sea state was a bit busy, built up by the northerly wind but nonetheless the divers still got a 25 metre dive for nearly 50 minutes in Skate Bay.Water temperature had gone back a little to 8 degrees Celsius from the previous weekend, while in-water visibility was not too bad at 5 metres horizontally.For two very lucky divers there was a dive experience of a lifetime when they came across a Curled Octopus, carefully hiding from both prey and predator on the seabed. This was an in-water sighting of the same species brought to divers some weeks ago by local fisherman Ivan Mc Elhinney, but this time the divers were able to see it in its natural environment.Once the Octopus had been seen it first tried to camouflage itself and eventually shot off to hide in a crevice, after trying to distract attention by expelling an ink jet.While this sighting is fascinating to the divers evidence of its destructive behaviour on the shellfish population was observed around the area with bits of Lobsters and Spider Crabs strewn around the site.An observation to be remembered indeed, as it confirms that the Curled Octopus is making its presence felt in the vicinity of Horn Head.Citizen scientist marine identification has become well established in Ireland through Seasearch and this year there will be a variation to the recording process with the introduction of the ‘Adopt a Site’ scheme.Over the five months from May to September interested divers will record the biodiversity on a specific site, which will give a picture of the changes in abundance on the site over the recording period. Any diver interested in joining the scheme should contact Seasearch through firstname.lastname@example.org or through the Seasearch Facebook page.On Sunday morning Sheephaven divers had a great day at Black Rock when they launched three dive boats from Downings for the Sunday morning trainee dive.The sea state had improved considerably since Saturday making a dive on the Black Rock quite viable and at 25 metres in-water visibility was good at well over 5 metres horizontally.Maximum dive times were just over 30 minutes, while temperatures on site were a reasonably comfortable 10 degrees Celsius. Kevin Boylan led the dive and with Timmy Boyle providing dry coxswain duties it was conducted in a very timely manner indeed.Marine life observations included some lovely Ballan Wrasse, Butterfish and a number of juvenile Lobsters, which bodes well for future fishing stocks on site.Thanks to all who towed boats and filled bottles, everyone’s contribution is very much appreciated indeed, but in particular a big thank you to Kevin, who went to great lengths on Saturday afternoon to make sure all boats were good to go the following morning.Top of FormBottom of FormSHEEPHAVEN SUB-AQUA CLUB DIVE AT BEAUTIFUL HORN HEAD was last modified: May 17th, 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:DivingSheephaven Sub Aqua ClubSport
How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 1 Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decade possible xi Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT Courtois signed for Chelsea in 2011 from Genk for an estimated fee of £8m.He spent three seasons on loan at Real’s local rivals Atletico Madrid before returning to Chelsea and becoming their number one.The 26-year-old has previously stated Madrid is where his heart is as his children still live in the Spanish capital. Latest Chelsea FC News Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? REVEALED How the Premier League table could change after the Boxing Day fixtures Kepa had been with Bilbao since the age of ten smart causal Chelsea have completed the signing of Kepa Arrizabalaga for a fee of £71.6million – a record fee for a keeper.Kepa has signed a seven-year contract with the Blues after Thibaut Courtois sealed his desired move away from Stamford Bridge to join Real Madrid in a £38million deal. gameday cracker England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won REVEALED shining possible standings silverware Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia said: “Kepa is a talent we have admired for a long time and we are extremely excited about his arrival.“He has already demonstrated fantastic quality and consistency and will be a big part of any success Chelsea have in the coming years.“His long-term contract reflects the belief we have in him and we look ahead to the coming seasons with an enormous sense of optimism.”Chelsea moved for Kepa after agreeing to sell Courtois to Real Madrid for a fee of around £38m.As part of the deal, midfielder Mateo Kovacic will head to Stamford Bridge on loan for the season. Kepa is a Chelsea player! 👊#WelcomeKepa pic.twitter.com/Tt2kLIOqU8— Chelsea FC (@ChelseaFC) August 8, 2018Kepa, 23, arrives less than 24 hours before the close of the transfer window and just three days before Chelsea’s opening game of the Premier League season at Huddersfield on Saturday.The former Athletic Bilbao stopper has made over 100 career league games and was part of Spain’s squad at the World Cup this summer.On sealing his move to Chelsea, Kepa said: “It’s a very important decision for me, for my career, and also for my personal life.“So many things attracted me to the club, all the titles the club has won, the other players, the city, the English Premier League. It’s an accumulation of things, and I am very glad Chelsea has decided to trust me and to take me in as well.”