LONDON (AP): Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep were named the 2018 World Champions by the International Tennis Federation (ITF) yesterday after each won Grand Slam titles and finished the year atop the world rankings. Djokovic, recognised by the ITF for the sixth time, won the Wimbledon and US Open titles a year after undergoing surgery on his right elbow. “I am particularly proud of this achievement after all that I’ve been through physically this year, but part of me always believed I could make it back to the top,” Djokovic says. Halep, who won the French Open in June, earned the honour for the first time despite being unable to compete at the WTA Finals because of a back injury. “To be recognised in this way is really special and provides extra motivation to keep working for next season,” Halep says. Mike Bryan and Jack Sock were named the winners in men’s doubles, and Barbora Krejcikova and Katerina Siniakova claimed the women’s doubles honour. The champions are determined by the ITF according to a system that weighs each player’s results during the calendar year.
Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Malawi and the winner of the other pre-qualifier between Djibouti or Namibia will also stand in the way of Stars should they navigate past the 199th ranked Seychelles.Kenya, rated 130, found themselves having to navigate a pre-qualifier owing to the fact that the lowest ranked 24 teams were pooled together to fight for 12 slots in the qualifiers proper.However, while getting through Seychelles presents an attainable task for Zedekiah ‘Zico’ Otieno’s side, the prospect of clipping the Eagles remains a task alien to Kenya.Nigeria knocked Kenya out of the running of the 1998 World Cup in France with a 3-1 win in Lagos after a 1-1 draw in Nairobi.Most recently, Nigeria ended Stars interest in the 2010 edition in South Africa with a 3-0 win in Abuja that was followed by a 3-2 victory over the hosts in Nairobi.Kenya bettered Namibia in the second round qualifiers for the 2010 World Cup with a 2-1 loss in Windhoek and a 1-0 win in Nairobi.Africa has been divided into ten groups where the winners will face-off against each other to determine the five nations that will represent the continent in Brazil.African Zone DrawGroup A: South Africa, Botswana, Central African Republic, Somalia or EthiopiaGroup B: Tunisia, Cape Verde Islands, Sierra Leone, Equatorial Guinea or MadagascarGroup C: Côte d’Ivoire, Morocco, Gambia, Chad or TanzaniaGroup D: Ghana, Zambia, Sudan, Lesotho or BurundiGroup E: Burkina Faso, Gabon, Niger, Sao Tome e Principe or CongoGroup F: Nigeria, Malawi, Seychelles or Kenya, Djibouti or NamibiaGroup G: Egypt, Guinea, Zimbabwe, Comoros or MozambiqueGroup H: Algeria, Mali, Benin, Eritrea or RwandaGroup I: Cameroon, Libya, Guinea-Bissau or Togo, Swaziland or Congo DRGroup J: Senegal, Uganda, Angola, Mauritius or LiberiaAsian Zone DrawGroup A: China, Jordan, Iraq, SingaporeGroup B: Korea Republic, Kuwait, UAE, LebanonGroup C: Japan, Uzbekistan, Syria, Korea DPRGroup D: Australia, Saudi Arabia, Oman, ThailandGroup E: Iran, Qatar, Bahrain, IndonesiaNorth, Central America and the Caribbean Zone Draw (Round Two)Group A: El Salvador, Surinam, Cayman Islands, Dominican RepublicGroup B: Trinidad and Tobago, Guyana, Barbados, BermudaGroup C: Panama, Dominica, Nicaragua, BahamasGroup D: Canada, St. Kitts and Nevis, Puerto Rico, St LuciaGroup E: Grenada, Guatemala, St Vincent and the Grenadines, BelizeGroup F: Haiti, Antigua and Barbuda, Curacao, US Virgin IslandsNorth, Central America and the Caribbean Zone Draw (Round Three)Group A: USA, Jamaica, Winner of R2 Grp E, Winner of R2 Grp FGroup B: Mexico, Costa Rica, Winner of R2 Grp A, Winner of R2 Grp BGroup C: Honduras, Cuba, Winner of R2 Grp D, Winner of R2 Grp COceanian Zone DrawGroup A: Vanuatu, New Caledonia, American Samoa/Cook Islands/Samoa or Tonga, TahitiGroup B: Fiji, New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Papua New GuineaEuropean Zone DrawGroup A: Croatia, Serbia, Belgium, Scotland, Macedonia, WalesGroup B: Italy, Denmark, Czech Republic, Bulgaria, Armenia, Malta.Group C: Germany, Sweden, Republic of Ireland, Austria, Faroe Islands, Kazakhstan.Group D: Netherlands, Turkey, Hungary, Romania, Estonia, Andorra.Group E: Norway, Slovenia, Switzerland, Albania, Cyprus, Iceland.Group F: Portugal, Russia, Israel, Northern Ireland, Azerbaijan, LuxembourgGroup G: Greece, Slovakia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Lithuania, Latvia, LichtensteinGroup H: England, Montenegro, Ukraine, Poland, Moldova, San MarinoGroup I: Spain, France, Belarus, Georgia, Finland0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000NAIROBI, Kenya, July 31- Once again, the Nigeria Super Eagles will stand in the way of Harambee Stars and the quest to qualify for a first ever World Cup after the 2014 edition qualifiers were announced in Rio-De-Janeiro on Saturday night.However, Stars need to navigate a preliminary pre-qualifier two leg tie against Seychelles to take their place in Group F Africa Zone qualifiers.
A statement from Limerick FC and Thomond Park Stadium said: “The Gardai (Irish police) and stadium officials are reviewing the CCTV recordings to attempt to identify an individual involved in the throwing of an offensive object onto the playing field.“Any individual identified as being involved in an incident of this nature will be banned from future attendance and the matter will be handed over to the Gardai.“All those involved with the friendly game fully condemn all forms of unacceptable behaviour of this nature.”It is understood Manchester City made no formal complaint over the incident, which was mentioned by Clichy via his Twitter account.The French player tweeted: “How sad to see ‘bananas thrown on the pitch’ tonight… Knowing people around the world need food. £nowordsforthis.”The incident came as Newcastle asked Den Haag to investigate reports of racist chanting from sections of home fans during the friendly game between the two clubs at the Kyocera Stadium the previous day.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LIMERICK, Ireland, August – An investigation has been launched after Manchester City defender Gael Clichy claimed he was the victim of racism after a banana was thrown onto the pitch during his side’s friendly win over Limerick.Police and stadium officials are studying CCTV footage in an attempt to identify a spectator alleged to have thrown the missile onto the pitch during the Premier League champions’ 4-0 pre-season friendly victory at Thomond Park on Sunday.
By City News Service A suspect being served a warrant by sheriff’s deputies in Montebello was bitten by dogs after reportedly shooting a deputy Wednesday night, authorities said. The deputy involved-shooting occurred at 6:35 p.m. in the 900 block of Orcutt Drive, said Sgt. Diane Hecht of the Sheriff’s Headquarters Bureau. KCAL Channel 9 reported that deputies were serving a warrant when the suspect pulled a gun and fired at the deputies. One deputy was taken to a hospital, but his wounds are not believed to be life-threatening. The dog bites probably came from a sheriff’s dog. A cameraman from On Scene Video said the suspect apparently shot at deputies through a closed door. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
https://twitter.com/UtdVines/status/636639329100677120//platform.twitter.com/widgets.js Manchester United may have beaten Club Brugge 4-0 away from home but it was not all smiles for Louis van Gaal and Ryan Giggs.Javier Hernandez stepped up to add a fifth from the penalty spot but ended up on his backside after slipping.That was not the worst of his performance however, as he then skyed the ball over the bar from only two yards.See the reaction of the United management to Chicharito’s penalty miss below … Javier Hernandez 1
CENTURY CINEMA LISTINGS FROM FRIDAY UNTIL THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 6.CENTURY CINEMA LISTINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6 was last modified: August 28th, 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:CENTURY CINEMA LISTINGS UNTIL SEPTEMBER 6
Joe Hart refused to reveal whether he will be leaving Manchester City following the Champions League play-off win over Steaua Bucharest but admitted there was a “situation” at the club.Goalkeeper Hart, who was named captain on what could be his final City appearance, received vocal backing from the home supporters amid speculation over his future under new boss Pep Guardiola.Fabian Delph headed the only goal on the night at the Etihad Stadium as City completed a 6-0 aggregate win over the Romanians.When asked about his future, Hart told BT Sport: “That’s not for me to say; it is what it is.“That was a really special night for me. I’ve had a lot of good nights in football.“We all know there’s a situation going on but I feel that inside, outside of all the circus, we are handling it well as a good team with a good management staff.“This is a special place for me, there’s never been any secret made of that. It’s the place I’d love to be but situations occur in football but we’re men and we get on with it.“Tonight was really nice and I really appreciate the people at Manchester City and it turns out they appreciate me.“It’s a situation, we’ve got a top manager that the club’s wanted for a long, long time and he’s going to have his opinion on things.“Outside of the charade and all the rubbish that is talked we are dealing with it like men and we are going to come up with a solution.”Hart’s ability with the ball at his feet has been cited as a possible reason for any departure, but when told he had a 100 per cent pass completion rate on the night, he joked: “Pigs do fly!”Guardiola divulged little regarding Hart’s future, although he did admit that as the manager of Manchester City it is his prerogative to make decisions on the make-up of his team.The Spaniard said: “Joe is still a player of us. I am so happy with what he did.“I know he is a legend for this club. I know part of what the club has become – one of the reasons is Joe. They won the Premier League, the cup. He helped to make this team one step above. I am so happy how the people treat him and love him.“But I am here to take decisions. I make a lot of mistakes – my decisions as a coach are sometimes good, sometimes bad, but I take decisions.“I try to be honest with myself. I can’t deny what I feel. I was honest with Joe, the club and all the players in the squad. The people must follow me.” 1 Joe Hart may have played his last ever game for Manchester City
1 Aaron Martin in action for Espanyol Manchester United have joined Manchester City and Real Madrid in the race for Espanyol starlet Aaron Martin.The left-back has broken into the Spanish club’s first team this season and he has earned rave reviews for his performances.Indeed, both City and Madrid are pursuing the 19-year-old ahead of the summer transfer window after watching him in action.However, according to Mundo Deportivo, they may well have to fight off competition from Manchester United after it was revealed they too are scouting Martin.Red Devils scout Toni Lima reportedly watched the Spaniard in action on Saturday as Espanyol defeated Alaves 1-0.And that could pave the way for a concrete offer from United who have been alerted to the youngster’s £25m release-clause.
Two former Cal State Northridge students have been charged with hacking into a professor’s computer, changing grades and stealing confidential information, prosecutors said Monday. Lena Chen, 20, and Jennifer Ngan, 19, face arraignment Aug. 21. They were investigated and charged this month after an unidentified California State University, Northridge, professor reported her network account had been hacked in late May and grades had been assigned to about 300 students. Prosecutors say Chen admitted obtaining access by answering the professor’s security question and then changing the password. She also admitted giving Ngan an “A” in the professor’s introduction to politics course. Chen and Ngan, who share a Northridge address, used the professor’s personal information to order food, magazine subscriptions and CDs, which were shipped to the professor’s home address, prosecutors claim. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPhotos: At LA County Jail, Archbishop José H. Gomez celebrates Christmas Mass with inmatesAttempts to reach the former students were unsuccessful. Chen is charged with four misdemeanor counts and Ngan three. They face up to one year in jail for each count if convicted. A university spokesman said, “They were held accountable under our disciplinary process and they are no longer at the university.” He declined to specify. email@example.com (818) 713-3634 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!