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The Latest: Andrey Rublev gets better of US Open rematch

first_imgTo put the money in context: Djokovic has earned more than $140 million in prize money over his career, aside from millions more in endorsement deals.___5:25 p.m.Second-seeded Dominic Thiem eased into the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open with a straight-sets win over Felix Auger-Aliassime.Thiem’s 7-6 (4), 6-1, 6-1 victory put him in the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows for the second time — he also did it in 2018. With top-ranked Novak Djokovic gone, the Austrian is the highest-seeded man left. September 7, 2020 Novak Djokovic has been fined $10,000 for unsportsmanlike conduct at the U.S. Open, where he was defaulted for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after losing a game.That amount is half the $20,000 that a player can be docked for violating the unsportsmanlike conduct clause of the Grand Slam rule book. The $10,000 is in addition to the $250,000 in prize money the U.S. Tennis Association said Djokovic would forfeit after being disqualified in the first set of his fourth-round match Sunday.___2:40 p.m. 12:50 p.m.Serena Williams has taken the first set of her U.S. Open fourth-round match against Maria Sakkari by a 6-3 score. ___12:05 p.m.Serena Williams and Maria Sakkari are on court in Arthur Ashe Stadium to warm up for their fourth-round meeting at the U.S. Open. Williams, who turns 39 in less than three weeks, will face an unseeded opponent — either Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova — for a semifinal berth.The American has won six of her 23 major singles championships at the U.S. Open.___2 p.m.Serena Williams has been pushed to a third set by Maria Sakkari in the fourth round of the U.S. Open. Thiem has reached three Grand Slam finals and gone 0-3, including a five-set loss to Djokovic at this year’s Australian Open.He beat a 20-year-old Canadian who had been broken only once during the tournament and broke him five times in three sets. He will face Alex de Minaur in the quarterfinals.___4:40 p.m.Tsvetana Pironkova sent Alize Cornet to yet another Grand Slam heartbreak. Pironkova rallied for a 6-4, 7-6 (5), 6-3 victory that put her in the quarterfinals of the U.S. Open for the first time. It is Pironkova’s first tournament since Wimbledon in 2017, when she took off to give birth and raise her son, Alexander. The 32-year-old from Bulgaria will face third-seeded Serena Williams, who advanced in three sets earlier in the day.The 30-year-old Cornet was again denied her first career appearance in a Grand slam. She was playing in her 57th Grand Slam overall and her 54th in a row, the longest active streak and tied for the fourth-longest in the Open era. Japan’s Ai Sugiyama played in 62 consecutive majors.___3:30 p.m. More AP tennis: https://apnews.com/apf-Tennis and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Jeudy’s two drops stick out as 1st-round receivers stumble The total financial penalty for Novak Djokovic’s U.S. Open disqualification: $267,500.Djokovic has been docked an additional $7,500 for skipping the mandatory post-match news conference after being defaulted in the fourth round at Flushing Meadows for accidentally hitting a line judge in the throat with a ball after dropping a game.The maximum fine for that infraction is listed as $20,000 in the Grand Slam rule book.That is also the most someone can be fined for unsportsmanlike conduct; Djokovic earlier was told to pay $10,000 for that violation.Those two fines are in addition to losing his $250,000 in prize money for making it to the fourth round at the U.S. Open. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open tennis tournament (all times EDT):7:55 p.m.No. 10 Andrey Rublev got the better of a U.S. Open rematch and advanced to the quarterfinals with a 4-6, 6-3, 6-3, 6-3 win over No. 6 Matteo Berrettini. It is a rematch of a contest Sakkari won less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open, a hard-court tournament played this year at Flushing Meadows.Williams owns six U.S. Open titles and 23 Grand Slam singles championships in all. Sakkari, a 25-year-old from Greece, is trying to reach her first Grand Slam quarterfinal.The winner will face Alize Cornet or Tsvetana Pironkova next.___ Williams won the first set 6-3, but Sakkari took the second in a tiebreaker, converting her fifth set point when Williams missed a forehand.Sakkari beat Williams in three sets less than two weeks ago in the Western & Southern Open.___1:35 p.m.Alex de Minaur has moved into his first Grand Slam quarterfinal by beating Vasek Pospisil 7-6 (6), 6-3, 6-2 at the U.S. Open. The Latest: Andrey Rublev gets better of US Open rematch The key to the match in Louis Armstrong Stadium on Monday was the opening-set tiebreaker. Pospisil held four set points at 6-2 but failed to convert any. De Minaur took a half-dozen points in a row to take the set and was in control from there.He is a 21-year-old from Australia who is seeded 21st at Flushing Meadows.In the quarterfinals, de Minaur will face No. 2 seed Dominic Thiem or No. 15 Felix Auger-Aliassime.___ Associated Press They also played in the fourth round of the U.S. Open last year, with Berrettini winning in straight sets. This time, the 22-year-old Russian played much steadier in a matchup of players who had not lost a set in the first three rounds.Rublev also reached the quarterfinals at Flushing Meadows in 2017.Berrettini held serve all 45 times in his first three matches. Rublev broke him four times while pulling away. He’ll face either Frances Tiafoe or third-seeded Daniil Medvedev, who was the U.S. Open runner-up last year to Rafael Nadal.___6:20 p.m. Serena Williams is into the quarterfinals at the U.S. Open for a 12th consecutive appearance.It wasn’t easy, though.Williams needed to come from behind in the third set before taking another step closer to Grand Slam title No. 24 by edging Maria Sakkari 6-3, 6-7 (6), 6-3 on Monday.This was a rematch from less than two weeks ago at the Western & Southern Open. That one was won by Sakkari, also in three sets, when Williams dealt with leg cramps and faded down the stretch.This time, Williams was two points from victory at 6-all in the tiebreaker but dropped the next two points and the set. Then she trailed 2-0 in the third before turning things around.last_img read more

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Neymar sets fire to the rooms

first_imgMessi and Seville. Yesterday the duel between Barça and Sevilla was played, which started with a full blow at Pizjuán, but that after ten minutes of meeting was already disputed with the deserted stands. When in the nine minute of the game Messi completed his usual hat-trick against the locals (he has scored 39 goals in 38 games) the stands of preference rose in full saying that they had seen this before and they went to the ticket offices to return the money.Grand National. The Aintree racecourse near Liverpool was once again the scene of the legendary Grand National. The race ended as usual. With more riders in the emergency room than the public in the stands. The first 26 horses that crossed the finish line did so without a rider, the remaining three did so two lengths away from the Liverpool squad, that was missed in a counterattack of the game that was played at the same time in Anfield. Sadio Mané won, but will not count for betting purposes. Dizzy. After chance matched last Friday in the draw held at UEFA headquarters in Nyon Barça and Paris Saint-Germain in the Champions League quarterfinals, the morbid has shot up. And it was Neymar who pulled the trigger. The Brazilian learned of the result of the hype aboard the Queen Mary. Neymar had exclusively rented the ship to make the return trip from his fourth vacation in Brazil so far in 2020 and thus be able to extend the celebration party of the only one of his friends who graduated from the School Graduate last month. As the sea was choppy, the Brazilian star could not arrive in time for yesterday’s game in the Parque de los Príncipes against Metz, prior to Barça’s visit to the Champions League. Upon arrival at La Rochelle port, the Brazilian vomited up the first porridge when attending to the media, no doubt the result of the furious waves that made him dizzy in the last miles of the journey.Conciliator. In a gesture of goodwill towards the Blaugrana painting, which he demanded again for the twenty-eighth time just at the moment when the ship was sighting Pontevedra, Neymar announced that he himself was going to bear the expenses of moving the Blaugrana expedition to the City of Light. “That’s how you save some bitches for my signing, who have told me that lately they are stiff”, stated. He added that “There is no need to find a hotel, everyone to come to my house, there is plenty of room and I have also prepared a pajama party without pajamas”. The news was received with skepticism by the Bartomeu board, but with good eyes by the staff. Especially from Arthur Melo, who has been at the home of his selection partner for “a week” checking the facilities and services.last_img read more

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McKinney family lose appeal in rights-of-way battle at Oatfield site

first_imgThe McKinney family, who founded Oatfield Sweets in 1930, have lost an appeal over whether there were rights-of-way at the former Oatfield Factory in Letterkenny.Yesterday, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan, on behalf of a three-judge Court of Appeal, dismissed the case. The case was taken when, in 2015, the High Court ruled that the estate of Ruth McKinney, who was the daughter of Ira McKinney, the founder of the famous confectioners, had no right-of-way entitlement.It was claimed in the High Court that, as a result of the assertion of rights-of-way, Zopitar, a company owned by Donegal Creameries, which bought the property from the McKinneys, missed out on an opportunity to sell the premises to supermarket chain Lidl for €1.9m.The Irish Examiner reports that Ms McKinney offered to extinguish the alleged rights-of-way if work was carried out on her own home, Oatfield Bungalow, next to the factory, along with the payment of €500,000.It was claimed that Ms McKinney used an entrance from the De Valera Road as a right-of-way for access to Oatfield Bungalow, including for oil deliveries.Mr Justice Hogan said he was of the view that the use of the access roads to the factory by Ms McKinney was at all times given to her and her family for a specific amount of time and could be revoked by the owner.McKinney family lose appeal in rights-of-way battle at Oatfield site was last modified: June 28th, 2017 by Staff WriterShare 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:letterkennyOATFIELDRuth McKinneylast_img read more

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Vast Daniel O’Donnell collection discovered at royal residence

first_imgKincasslagh crooner Daniel O’Donnell is one of Ireland’s most famous singers, having amassed fans from across the globe and selling tens of millions of records.His wife Majella was surprised to learn that Daniel’s fan base also extends beyond the walls of the British Royal Family’s regal abodes!In a letter to the i Newspaper, photographer David Cruickshanks described how he discovered a collection of Daniel O’Donnell videos at Clarence House, the late Queen Mother’s residence! After having a chuckle at the recently released list of Osama bin Laden’s film collection, which included the kid’s movies ‘Antz’, ‘Chicken Little’, and ironically a copy of the documentary ‘Where in the World is Osama bin Laden?’, the English man was reminded of a visit he paid to Clarence House.Cruickshanks had been sent to the regal residence to photograph the Queen’s painting collection for Country Life Magazine when he stumbled upon her vast collection of Wee Daniel’s performances.“After I had finished snapping the work of George Stubbs and others, I happened to glance down at a coffee table where my gaze was met by a collection of Daniel O’Donnell videos,” he wrote.“I wonder if the Queen Mum ever sang along to ‘Dear Old Galway Town’ as she looked at her priceless art collection?” Majella tweeted “Had heard Daniel had a fan in the Royal Family!” – and a rather big fan at that!The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall currently reside at the regal residence. We wonder if Queen Elizabeth passed on her love of Irish music to her grandson – it’s possible that hits such as ‘Destination Donegal’ continue to resound through the halls of the palace!Know someone with a similar taste in music to Queen Elizabeth? The CD and DVD collection, ‘Christmas with Daniel O’Donnell’ has set to fly off the shelves ahead of the festive season. Get ahead of the crowd by pre-ordering today!Fans can pre-order the Amazon Exclusive gift here: Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell [Amazon Exclusive]Also available to pre-order now is the limited edition vinyl release with a signed Christmas card from Daniel. Christmas With Daniel O’Donnell [Amazon Exclusive] [VINYL] Vast Daniel O’Donnell collection discovered at royal residence was last modified: November 6th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:daniel o donnellqueen motherroyallast_img read more

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