Serena and Murray headline day four of US Open

first_imgMurray will then take to the famous court to try to progress into round three at the expense of 15th seed Felix Auger-Aliassime of Canada.The Scotsman came back from two sets down to win a thrilling five-set match first-round match against Japan’s 49th-ranked Yoshihito Nishioka on Tuesday.Murray is playing in the singles at a Grand Slam for the first time since a first-round exit at the Australian Open in 2019.The 33-year-old is trying to rebuild his injury-ravaged career with a new metal hip that was installed last year. Serena Williams and Andy Murray are back in action on day four at the US Open in New York on Thursday.Williams, the tournament’s third seed, continues her bid for a record-equaling 24th singles Grand Slam against unseeded Russian Margarita Gasparyan.The second-round match kicks off the evening session inside the main Arthur Ashe Stadium. Topics :center_img Williams’ chances of matching Margaret Court’s record for the all-time number of Grand Slam singles titles were handed a boost on Wednesday when top seed Karolina Pliskova tumbled out of the tournament.The Czech was stunned in straight sets by France’s world number 50 Caroline Garcia.The women’s draw is missing a host of top players, either because of coronavirus fears or through injury, including top-ranked Ashleigh Barty and Simona Halep.It has been more than three years since Williams won her 23rd Grand Slam title at the 2017 Australian Open — when she was already pregnant with daughter Olympia.The 38-year-old has come close since, reaching four major finals only to come away empty handed.Also on court Thursday is second seed Sofia Kenin who plays Canada’s Leylah Fernandez for a place in the third round.In the men’s draw second seed Dominic Thiem of Austria goes up against Sumit Nagal, who is the first Indian man since 2013 to reach the second round of a Grand Slam.Third see Daniil Medvedev is also gunning for a spot in the third round Thursday, taking on Australia’s 116th-ranked Christoper O’Connell.last_img read more

Clark’s Story (VIDEO)

first_img November 15, 2016 By: Liz Roderick, Advocate   SHARE  TWEET Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Facebook.com/GovernorWolf Clark’s Story (VIDEO) Substance Use Disorder,  The Blog,  Videos On November 2, 2016, Governor Wolf signed legislation to battle Pennsylvania’s heroin and opioid epidemic. This legislation will strengthen the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, restrict the number of pills that can be prescribed to minors or in emergency rooms, establish education curriculum on safe prescribing, and create more locations for the drop-off of prescription drugs. During this press conference, we heard from Liz Roderick who shared her personal story.As we discuss the opioid epidemic, two words we hear constantly now, an epidemic that is taking almost 100 Americans a day, it’s easy to think of it in abstract terms and as something that happens to other people and other families. It is easy to think “that’s horrible” and change the channel or click to another article. No one thinks it’ll happen to their family. Until it does. You’re then thrown into a club you never wanted to join, with hundreds of thousands of other families who are equally shocked, angry and heartbroken.My name is Liz Roderick and I’m here with my father, David, and daughter Penny to personalize this public health emergency and put a face on the important work that we celebrate today. I am honored to be standing here this afternoon, albeit for sad circumstances, and thank the Governor and his staff again for the chance to share this story. Clark Roderick was my brother. This is his picture. The opioid epidemic happened to Clark.Clark was a true Pennsylvania boy. Grew up in Radnor. Went to Valley Forge Military Academy. Went to the University of Pittsburgh. Clark loved and I mean LOVED the Steelers. He was a friend to so many. He loved animals, had an incredible sense of humor and a contagious chuckle that pulled you in. He stood up for the bullied. He loved drinking tea and building fires. His 6’2 build and loving demeanor made him a real gentle giant.When Clark was 25 he was in an accident that severely hurt his back. And so begins a tale that represents the vast majority of these tragedies. He was prescribed powerful painkillers, got hooked and was never the same. The next 6 years was an endless chase for more drugs and higher highs. He was a heroin addict in less than 18 months. Our family rallied together, we attended family counseling sessions on how to best support him, my parents sent him to rehab three times. The periods of sobriety were heaven for everyone and always gave us hope that he’d pull through and that he’d beat his demons. We let him know at every opportunity that we loved him. We did everything we could to help him with the information we had.Ten months ago, on December 16th, my brother texted me late that night asking me to please call him at 6am the next morning so he wouldn’t miss his shuttle to the airport. He was happy and excited to be coming home for Christmas. He was discussing what movies he was going to watch on his layover and what the schedule would be for the holidays.On December 17th my father drove to the Philly airport to get him and he wasn’t on his flight. The nightmare started then and within hours we all got “the call”. I’d always imagined where I’d be when I got it and had prepared for it for six years. I don’t really remember exactly what was said but his landlord had been able to break the door down with the help of the police and they found my brother on the floor of his bedroom with a tourniquet around his arm. There was melted ice-cream on his nightstand. That detail always stands out to me. He died a few hours after sending me that text message and taking a lethal amount of Xanax and Heroin. My 31-year-old baby brother. Dead.How did we get here? How does a child from a loving home with endless resources and love at his fingertips turn to heroin? This drug and this epidemic and this disease (and it IS a disease) does not discriminate. I’m here to tell you that if you haven’t been personally affected by this plague then you will be if we don’t all fight back. If it can happen to Clark it can happen to anyone. He got sick and lost his way and we as a society ultimately failed him because so much is still left unknown about how to best address these thousands and thousands of cases. No one is safe. We need to improve our policies, our laws and our systems and what we’ve seen here today is a step in the right direction. Please continue to support leaders and programs like the ones celebrated today.The statistic is that this takes 100 Americans a day. These are not junkies. These are not bad people. These are the sick friends and family members of all of us who need our help. My parents lost their son. A pain I cannot even begin to fathom. I lost my brother. He did not deserve to die nor did he want to die.My daughter was born 6 weeks after Clark died and she’ll never know her uncle. I brought her here today to be part of this fight so she can begin to know the dangers of addiction and opioids. It makes me sad that she’ll grow up in a world that he’s not in. I’ll take her to his grave and tell her stories. He’s buried in his Steelers jersey at St. Vincent’s, a cemetery that overlooks where the Steelers hold their training camp. There’s a Terrible Towel on his headstone. I know he’d love that.Clark is your neighbor, your parent, your teacher, your son, your daughter, your friend. His lost battle represents so many others who followed almost identical paths. Let us learn from their lives and let their deaths mean something to the generations that follow. 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Players know the script – Sherwood

first_img Following a touchline tete-a-tete with Benfica coach Jorge Jesus, the Spurs boss has preferred to watch matches from the stands, claiming it is for the good of the team. However, a section of Tottenham fans audibly disagreed with that last weekend, chanting “where’s our manager?” during the 4-0 trouncing at Liverpool. “We will play the same way between now and the end of the season and it’s up to them to try to entertain. “I’ll be there at the forefront with them and hopefully we can get a positive result together.” Monday certainly looks a decent opportunity for Tottenham to put a smile back on their fans’ faces, although Sherwood is wary of the threat posed by Sunderland. Managed by former Spurs team-mate Gus Poyet, the Black Cats are in relegation trouble and need positive results quickly. “If their spirit can mirror their manager, then they will certainly be going until they have no breath left in them,” Sherwood said. “That gives them a real opportunity. They haven’t been fantastic – their results have suggested that. “But we really have to worry about ourselves. It is all about pride now and getting the maximum points possible between now and the end of the season. “We’ve got to play with the shackles off. We are not coming up against a technical mismatch now, against teams in the top four. “We’re playing against teams who are in and around mid-table or below that, so we really have to play with a lot of freedom and try to entertain these great fans we have.” Sherwood will be able to call upon top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor against Sunderland after a spell on the sidelines, while Vlad Chiriches and Paulinho are also back in contention. However, Kyle Walker, Etienne Capoue and Erik Lamela remain unavailable and are joined in the sidelines by Roberto Soldado and Jan Vertonghen after they were injured in the defeat at Anfield. Poyet admits Sunderland are going to have to do something unexpected to get themselves out of relegation trouble. The Black Cats head for Tottenham on Monday night lying seven points adrift of safety and knowing they will need to win at least three of their remaining eight games if they are to stand any chance of remaining a Barclays Premier League club. Given the fact that they have only six league wins to their name to date this season, and that their four away fixtures take them to Spurs, Manchester City, Chelsea and Manchester United, that may be a tall order. However, Poyet knows from experience that strange things happen as seasons draw to a close, and he is hoping that will be the case for his struggling team. Asked if they may have to do something unexpected to survive, Poyet said: “Yes, yes – but I think it is possible. “I remember clubs in the past – I am not going to talk about names – they have played five or six games at the end of the season against teams who were playing for nothing and they won four or five. “People say it’s incredible, a miracle, but it depends what the there teams put on the pitch and what you do. But it can happen. “I suppose I would try as a professional not to alter the end of the season, but if a team goes down early and they make seven changes to try things for the following year, I wouldn’t blame them because they are trying for themselves. “Now that can affect the result of that game and then everybody is blaming somebody else. But a the end of the day, you have got 38 games, it’s you. “You cannot blame the rest for what they do because it happens during the season when someone is playing in the Champions League and chooses to make five changes in midweek. “Nobody remembers those, they only remember the last three or four when people are already out of any possibility.” Poyet has no fresh injury concerns. T he Uruguayan’s biggest problem will be to find the best XI to attempt to return from White Hart Lane with something to show for their efforts, after admitting he may have made a mistake in starting Monday’s 2-1 home defeat by West Ham with leading scorer Adam Johnson sitting on the bench. Tim Sherwood will return to the Tottenham dugout when Sunderland visit on Monday – a decision the head coach insists is nothing to do with the fans’ irritation at him watching recent matches from the stands. Those supporters will no doubt be pleased to hear he will be back in the dugout on Monday, although he continues to defend his decision to watch from the directors’ box. “I’ll be on the touchline on Monday – I’ll be knocking out as many people as I can,” Sherwood said with a smile. “I’ve had a lot of time to prepare this week. If they don’t know what it’s all about this week, then they ain’t going to know. “When you’re playing against Liverpool and teams like that, I feel there was a technical mismatch between the two teams. “We have to try to worry about them and they might need some adjusting during the game – they certainly did after 20 minutes. “There was nothing we could do to turn it around, unfortunately. “I can learn more about my players sitting up top for the future than going down there to the touchline. “I would’ve had to have no effect on that game. Against teams we’ve got left to play, the players know the script now. Press Associationlast_img read more

Tottenham Hotspur in-stadium advertising boost for 1xBet

first_img SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Share 1xBet will have an advertising presence at the new Tottenham Hotspur stadium after securing a long-term agreement to become the club’s Official Betting Partner for Africa.The operator will get coverage at the club’s home matches via the LED perimeter system, as well as a presence on the new website and digital channels across the continent until 2022.Tottenham Hotspur, who will again compete in the Champions League and play in their new stadium during the 2018/19 season, already has 100 million followers across Africa and fully mobilised official Supporters’ Clubs in Ghana, Nigeria and South Africa.The partnership, which complements 1xBet’s ongoing work with the CAF African Nations Cup and Nigerian Football Association, comes just a week after 1xBet was named as a ‘Global Betting Partner’ for newly-promoted Cardiff City in a two-year deal.Fran Jones, Head of Partnerships at Tottenham Hotspur, said: “We are delighted to welcome 1xBet to the Tottenham Hotspur partner family and look forward to working with them to engage with and grow our African fan base.”Eugene Kiryukhin, 1xBet’s Director for Development of International Partners, commented: “We are thrilled to sign with Tottenham Hotspur, they have impressed us with their vision for the future, their players, their new stadium and we are committed to helping each other grow in Africa. We look forward to working alongside and supporting them.”A spokesperson for 1xBet added: “Tottenham is one of the most popular English clubs. As many as nine Tottenham players participated in the semi-finals of the recent World Cup. In particular, forward Harry Kane was named top goal scorer and goalkeeper Hugo Lloris captained World Cup winners France.”To celebrate the launch, 1xBet is offering the club’s fans the opportunity to win a signed shirt if they can successfully predict which Tottenham Hotspur player scores our first goal at home this season. StumbleUpon Submit MansionBet adds Bristol City to sponsorship portfolio August 20, 2020 Why leading esports titles should not be overlooked as substitutes to real sports April 15, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more