Twenty four hours after being booed for having the audacity to take down a tennis great, Alexander Zverev returned to topple another one as he stunned Novak Djokovic to win the ATP Finals title on Sunday.Zverev, billed as the player most likely to lead the sport into a new golden era once the holy trinity of Roger Federer, Djokovic and Rafael Nadal have hung up their rackets, took full advantage of an off-key Serb to win 6-4 6-3.Hamburg-born Zverev had been shamefully booed and heckled on Saturday by a Federer-worshipping crowd having beaten the six-time champion after a controversial second-set tiebreak.Against world number one Djokovic, however, the 18,000 fans wedged into the cavernous O2 arena were roaring their support as he produced a level of tennis his opponent could not match.He struck 20 winners to Djokovic’s seven — the last of which was a backhand to end a one hour and 19 minute duel.“I really can’t describe it. It is the biggest title I have ever won,” Zverev said on court after becoming the first German to win the ATP’s most prestigious title — often referred to as ‘the fifth slam’ — since Boris Becker in Frankfurt in 1995.In becoming the youngest ATP Finals champion since Djokovic, also 21, in 2008, Zverev sent out a clear message that he is ready to spend a considerable amount of time at tennis’ top table and start accumulating the game’s biggest prizes.Djokovic, whose error-strewn display was a shock after a dominant week in south east London which included an easy round-robin win over Zverev, sportingly walked around the net to congratulate his conqueror after match point — the German still laying on his back in a state of disbelief.Later, Djokovic told reporters: “There’s a lot of similarities in terms of trajectory of professional tennis, in our careers. Hopefully he can surpass me.“There’s a lot of time ahead of him. (I) Wish him to stay healthy and obviously win a lot of titles.”Zverev, younger brother of Tour pro Mischa and now coached by eight-times major champion Ivan Lendl, is yet to go past the quarter-finals of a Grand Slam.NATURAL FLAIRThat is still the test next year but on Sunday he displayed an added sense of maturity, to go with the natural flair and easy power that have marked him out as a future number one.His forehand, often regarded as a weakness, was armour-plated and he showed a refreshing willingness to attack the net — a skill he perhaps has learned from his brother.Most impressive was that he often prevailed in the long, attritional baseline rallies in which Djokovic has used as the foundation for 14 Grand Slam titles.The opening eight games resembled a boxing match with both players probing for weaknesses — although it was evident that Zverev’s packed the more powerful punches.Djokovic, winner of 35 of his last 37 matches during a dominant second half of the year which propelled him back to world number one, had not dropped serve all week and had faced only two break points in his four previous matches.But at 4-4 he wavered as he yanked an edgy forehand halfway up the net to give Zverev the chance to serve for the set.Zverev took his opportunity in emphatic fashion — blasting down three consecutive aces then winning the set when another Djokovic forehand flew long.An increasingly-ragged Djokovic then dropped his opening two service games of the second set, either side of breaking Zverev for the first time as the German played a rare loose game.The crowd still expected a Djokovic fight back but it never materialised and at 3-5 the 31-year-old crumbled, serving a double-fault to help Zverev earn two match points.He saved the first but was left standing as Zverev conjured a stunning backhand to cap a brilliant display.
As the Ogle International Airport (OIA) renaming debacle deepens, the National Air Transportation Association (NATA) has signalled its intention to appeal a Supreme Court decision not to grant its injunction blocking the change of name to the Eugene F Correia International Airport.On Wednesday, Public Infrastructure Minister David Patterson told the media that the injunction filed by NATA was dismissed, paving the way for Guyana’s second international airport to be renamed at a ceremony on May 9, 2016 that coincides with Independence celebrations.However, NATA’s Attorney, Christopher Ram on Wednesday told a news conference that the Association has already made a submission to the Court of Appeal seeking redress. A date for that hearing has not yet been set.Ram was confident that the Court of Appeal would rule in NATA’s favour and the injunction would be granted.“It is quite possible that this decision can be reversed on appeal,” the Attorney stated.He also made it clear that if the appeal was not granted, NATA was not ruling out taking the matter to the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ).The controversy surrounding the renaming of the OIA started when President David Granger, on September 17, 2015 at the commissioning of the Correia-owned Trans-Guyana Airways Beechcraft, urged that the Board of Directors of the Airport consider renaming the facility the Eugene F Correia International Airport in recognition of Guyana’s first Minister of Communications, Shipping and Aviation.However, nine of the ten operators at the Airport have rejected the proposed name change, arguing that it would create unfair competition, since the name is similar to that of the Chairman of the Board, Michael Correia.Additionally, they are arguing that the Correias are controlling the Board of Directors and are the owners of a competing airline, Trans-Guyana Airways, which operates out of that Airport.The nine companies opposing the change are Air Services Limited (ASL); Domestic Airways; Hinterland Aviation; Hopkinson Mining Aviation; Jags Aviation; Oxford Aviation; Phoenix Airways; Roraima Airways, and Wings Aviation – all members of NATA.NATA President Annette Arjoon-Martins had said the Airport was incorporated back in 2000 with five shareholders, each holding 20 per cent in shares. According to her, they all served as Directors of the company.“Fifteen years later through a series of manipulations by the Chairman, Mr Michael Correia, the Correia Group of Companies, which he also heads, now owns 67 per cent of the shares in this company. As a result, Ogle Inc has become a member of the Correia Group of Companies.”She said of the original five founding directors, only two were allowed to remain. More than that, five of the seven directors of OAI currently are either family or associates of the Correia Group, which now controls everything at the Airport.“It was never the intention of the five founding shareholders/directors that one of the aircraft operators should have control at the Airport. It was also never the intention of the Government of Guyana when they signed the lease agreement with OIA in 2000 that one single operator would control the Airport in 2016. It should be noted that Government had used the word “fair and equitable access” in this master lease no less than 40 times.”Meanwhile, NATA member Captain Gerry Gouveia has now issued a call for the renaming of the facility to be subjected to a parliamentary debate, similar to what obtained when the Timehri International Airport was renamed the Cheddi Jagan International Airport in 1997.
Buy online in advance and save! Click here to purchase tickets! October 26 vs McMaster 8:00pmOctober 27 vs Brock 8:00pmNovember 3 vs Queen’s 12:00pmNovember 4 vs RMC 1:00pmJanuary 12 vs Guelph 3:00pmJanuary 13 vs Waterloo 3:00pmJanuary 20 vs Ryerson 1:00pmFebruary 10 vs Trent 1:00pmFebruary 22 vs York 8:00pmFebruary 23 vs Nipissing 8:00pmAll games are played at Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport (100 Devonshire Place). Adult $12 $8 Single-game tickets are now available for the 2018-19 University of Toronto Varsity Blues men’s and women’s volleyball seasons! Group Experience Packages Single-Game Tickets TICKET TYPE GAME DAY PRICING ADVANCED PRICING For more information on group experiences and rates, please contact Katherine Davies at Katherine.firstname.lastname@example.org. Senior (65+) Youth (9-17) Non U of T Students $7 $5 U of T Student FREE with valid TCard N/A The Varsity Blues kick off the season at home on Friday, October 26 as they host the McMaster Marauders at the state-of-the-art Goldring Centre for High Performance Sport. Story Links Child (8 & Under) FREE N/A 2018-19 Varsity Blues Women’s Volleyball Home Schedule October 26 vs McMaster 6:00pmOctober 27 vs Brock 6:00pmNovember 3 vs Queen’s 2:00pmNovember 4 vs RMC 3:00pmJanuary 12 vs Guelph 1:00pmJanuary 13 vs Waterloo 1:00pmJanuary 20 vs Ryerson 3:00pmFebruary 10 vs Trent 3:00pmFebruary 22 vs York 6:00pmFebruary 23 vs Nipissing 6:00pm For more information, scores and highlights on your favourite U of T athletes and teams, please visit www.varsityblues.ca. Don’t forget to follow us on Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat and Facebook for the latest and greatest in Varsity Blues intercollegiate athletics. Bring a group or team out for the ultimate Varsity Blues game experience! Get involved in the game, meet the players and coaches, and more! 2018-19 Varsity Blues Men’s Volleyball Home Schedule Print Friendly Version
“I don’t see a reason why they should complain but we understand it’s a huge call for the players and the technical bench but it’s a price we have to pay for starting the league late. Yes, the clubs have complained, but matches shave to go on,” Oguda told Capital Sport.Kakamega Homeboyz Hedmond Mauda leads goal celebrations after scoring the second goal.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaAmong the clubs which feel hit is Kakamega Homeboyz who have been left to make back and forth trips in and out of their Kakamega base.Having played on Saturday in Nairobi against defending champions Tusker FC, a match they lost 1-0, they travelled back to Kakamega to face Western Stima on Wednesday, winning 1-0. They are now faced with another long trip to face Thika United in Thika.“I think it is very tough for us and the players. We now have to look at ways of mitigating this. I have been forced to reduce the training sessions and make them less intense and we are also looking at diet for the players. It is not an easy scenario,” Homeboyz head coach Mike Mururi said.His sentiments were shared by his Chemelil Sugar counterpart Juma Abdallah who called for a leaner organization of the fixtures, admitting it has hit his club hard.“It becomes hard to demand the same energy from the players when you are faced with such kind of fixtures especially when you have to travel. I think the league managers should consider because at the end of the day we will not have good football,” Abdallah noted.“It’s not good for football to play three games in a week. But it’s all teams who are faced with this scenario. We have to be used to play tight games,” Sofapaka’s Sam Ssimbwa whose side travels to Awasi to face Chemelil this weekend noted.“For us it’s a big challenge but what we are working on is to try and value the product properly to get more partners on board,” – KPL CEO Jack OgudaOguda has however, said they will work out a formula to ease the burden, including slotting in fixtures during the GOtv Shield weekends.“We will talk with the federation and ask whether it would be possible to have league fixtures during the GOtv Shield for teams who will not be playing. We also have the elections coming up in August so we are forced to juggle with so much,” Oguda commented.The lack of pitches has also been another headache for the league organizers with the Nyayo and Kasarani Stadia having been closed down for renovations. The Ruaraka Complex along Thika Road which had been another alternative for league fixtures was only recently opened.Though the argument has been that even clubs in Europe play congested fixtures, the dynamics in the local league are different.Mode of transport, recovery and diet are quite advanced in European League hence it becomes easier for them to manage.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia forward Timothy Otieno shields Chemelil Sugar’s Smith Ouko.PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, May 12 – This weekend, Kenyan Premier League (KPL) clubs are preparing for their third fixture in just a week’s time, creating uproar amongst the teams who say bearing the burden might take a toll on the players even before mid-season.KPL Chief Executive Officer Jack Oguda has however, urged the clubs to brace for the tough run with the league having started a month late as well as the need to finish the season early to give the national team time to prepare for the African Nations Championship (CHAN) next year.
Cristiano Ronaldo nicked the win in the 85th minute 1 You can listen to live La Liga commentary on our new DAB sports radio station talkSPORT 2. For details of how to retune your DAB radio to receive talkSPORT 2, click here.Cristiano Ronaldo stunned the Camp Nou into silence as he struck late on as Real Madrid closed the gap on rivals Barcelona at the top of La Liga.After a goalless first half, Gerard Pique put the hosts ahead from a corner before Karim Benzema acrobatically equalised minutes later with a great bicycle kick.Gareth Bale thought he had won it for Madrid in the 84th minute but a very late and controversial flag ruled the goal out for what seemed to be a harsh foul by the Welshman.Things then got worse for the visitors as captain Sergio Ramos picked up a second yellow card and received his marching orders as Barca looked to nick a winner of their own.But that spurred Real on and Ronaldo hit the bar immediately before cooly chesting down Bale’s cross and hammering into the net with minutes remaining.The gap between the two in La Liga is now cut to seven points.
Manchester United bounced back from defeat to Tottenham with a victory against West Ham in the FA Cup.Up next at Old Trafford is Championship-bound Aston Villa, who know anything less than a victory will see them relegated.The match represents a huge opportunity for the Red Devils to chalk up a win and rack up a higher goal difference in their bid to gate-crash the top four.Louis van Gaal will be buoyed with Wayne Rooney’s return to fitness, and he could play his first Premier League minutes since mid-February.Phil Jones may also be available after playing for the club’s Under-21 side on Monday, but Van Gaal will be without Ander Herrera and long-term absentees Luke Shaw and Bastian Schweinsteiger.So, who will the Dutchman pick for the clash? Click the right arrow above to see talkSPORT’s predicted Manchester United XI v Aston Villa… 11 28. Morgan Schneiderlin (centre midfield) 11 11 11 39. Marcus Rashford (striker) 1. David De Gea (goalkeeper) – check out the full line up, in squad number order, by clicking the arrow above, right 51. Timothy Fosu-Mensah (right back) 8. Juan Mata (attacking midfield) 11 11 16. Michael Carrick (centre midfield) 5. Marcos Rojo (left back) 11 12. Chris Smalling (centre back) 11 17. Daley Blind (centre back) 11 11 11 9. Anthony Martial (left attack) 35. Jesse Lingard (right attack)
Nuno Espirito Santo is doing a fine job at Wolves 9 shining BEST OF Norwich vs Sheffield Wednesday (Friday, 7:45pm) – talkSPORT 2Newcastle vs Southampton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORTAccrington Stanley vs Luton (Saturday, 5:30pm) – talkSPORT 2Everton vs Manchester United (Sunday, 1:30pm) – talkSPORTCardiff vs Liverpool (Sunday, 4pm) – talkSPORT huge blow REVEALED ADVICE talkSPORT is your home of live football! Here’s what’s coming up on talkSPORT and talkSPORT 2… getty Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move 5: ChelseaHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 6th 18: CardiffHighest possible position: 17thLowest possible position: 18th17: BrightonHighest possible position: 16thLowest possible position: 18th16: SouthamptonHighest possible position: 13thLowest possible position: 17th 9 Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions 9 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side is on a poor run of form 9 15: NewcastleHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 16th14: BurnleyHighest possible position: 12thLowest possible position: 17th13: Crystal PalaceHighest possible position: 11thLowest possible position: 15th12: BournemouthHighest possible position: 11thLowest possible position: 15th REVEALED LIVE ON talkSPORT Both sets of players are likely to be physically and mentally exhausted given the outrageous match they served up on Wednesday – but they both need wins given their current situations in the top-flight.City are battling a relentless Liverpool in the title race while Spurs risk missing out on the top four.There are other huge games across the division this weekend too as Jurgen Klopp’s reds face relegation fighting Cardiff City, whileEuropa League spot hopefuls Everton must take on Manchester United. The drama of the Champions League is done and dusted, for the time being, so now it’s back to the joys of the Premier League.And well, what do you know? It’s Manchester City vs Tottenham Hotspur all over again. LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars 7: Leicester CityHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 10th6: Manchester UnitedHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 6th Tottenham midfielder Victor Wanyama celebrates REPLY The Saints are continuing their resurgence under Ralph Hasenhuttl. 9 9 But how could the table look by the end of the weekend? Using data from sportsvisualized.com, talkSPORT.com reveals the highest and lowest potential position for each team at the end of this round of fixtures.You can see the results, below… David Brooks and Ryan Fraser have starred for Bournemouth this season 11: West HamHighest possible position: 11thLowest possible position: 14th10: WatfordHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 10th9: EvertonHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 10th8: WolvesHighest possible position: 7thLowest possible position: 10th no dice Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ 9 4: ArsenalHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 6th3: TottenhamHighest possible position: 3rdLowest possible position: 6th Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester City ace Ilkay Gundogan shoots against Tottenham Hotspur in the Champions League Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card 9 Will Chelsea players be celebrating a top four finish at the end of the campaign? 2: Manchester CityHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd1: LiverpoolHighest possible position: 1stLowest possible position: 2nd Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury Fulham are relegated but could improve their final position. 20. HuddersfieldHighest possible position: 20thLowest possible position: 20th19: FulhamHighest possible position: 19thLowest possible position: 19th @NBFootballOfficial 9 Mohamed Salah, Alisson, Sadio Mane and Roberto Firmino showed off Liverpool’s new home strip this week
Share This!Sponsored by Storybook DestinationsAhoy, mateys! I’m Heather, and I’ll be bringing you the up and coming on all things Disney Cruise Line. Welcome back again this week. Let’s see what’s new in the DCL world.Ports of Call Last week, the Disney Magic set sail once again after her quick two-week dry dock. Those lucky guests onboard were the first to experience the brand new Rapunzel’s Royal Table, a highly themed main dining room in the likes of Tiana’s Place on the Disney Wonder. The Disney Cruise Line Blog has some photos, along with the menu, which you can see here. It’s unsurprisingly clever from appetizers to dessert. How could we not expect to see Angel Hair pasta as a dinner choice? It’s fantastic!On Tuesday, Disney announced that due to the ongoing restoration in Tortola following the damage from Hurricanes Irma and Maria, the Disney Fantasy will visit St. Maarten instead of Tortola on the upcoming Eastern Caribbean itineraries. This change is currently being implemented through June. Guests who have already booked Port Adventures for Tortola will see that those activities will be removed from their account. Guests will be able to reserve activities in St. Maarten beginning on March 16, based on their Castaway Club level booking window.And finally, this week’s special offers. Most every week of the year, Disney Cruise Line releases special offers for Florida Residents and U.S. Military Personnel. There are also frequently IGT/OGT/VGT rates available for all guests to book. These offers are extremely limited in availability, and all come with certain restrictions, but the prices are amazing! You can book these online, on the phone, or with your travel agent. These are the current offers available this week: Disney Cruise Line: In The News Upcoming EntertainmentThe following films are being shown aboard the Disney Cruise Line ships this month:Beauty and the BeastBorn In ChinaGuardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No TalesCars 3Doctor StrangeStar Wars: The Force AwakensThor: RagnarokCocoMoanaStar Wars: The Last JediBlack PantherA Wrinkle In TimeFor future reference, films debut on Disney Cruise Line the same day of their initial release in the United States. Films do vary by ship. Show times are available in your Personal Navigator or the official Disney Cruise Line app.Captain’s Log: Important Tips and InformationEverybody likes to be part of a club, right? Disney Cruise Line makes is really easy for you to join their club, the Castaway Club! All you have to do is….cruise. That’s it. This right here, this is my kind of club! If you aren’t familiar with the Castaway Club, here are the highlights on how it works, and of course the perks! • There are three levels of Castaway Club Status: Silver, Gold, and Platinum.• If you’ve completed 1-4 cruises, you are a Silver member. For 5-9 cruises, you are Gold. At 10 or more, you’re Platinum!• You are automatically a Silver member at the end of your first cruise. How easy was that?• Castaway Club members get fun gifts, like lanyards at check-in that are specific to your level, and a welcome back gift in your stateroom.• Gold and Platinum members get shopping discounts onboard.• Platinum members (and each guest in their stateroom) get one free dinner at Palo, per sailing – a most delicious perk! They also are able to board the ship at anytime after they’ve completed their check-in at the port, and the ship has been cleared.• Online check-in and activity booking is tiered by level; Platinum can book first (along with Concierge guests regardless of Castaway Club level), then Gold, then Silver, and finally first-time cruisers.• When new itineraries are released, this same tiered advantage applies, with Platinum booking on opening day, Gold the next day, and Silver the next.Whatever your level goals are, the Castaway Club is not a bad place to be!Are you deciding whether to book a Disney Cruise but are having a tough time picking which ship fits all of your desires? Well, our own Laurel Stewart has put together a chart that makes it easy to compare all of the options in one place. Also available as a valuable planning and companion guide from authors Len Testa, Erin Foster, and Laurel Stewart is The Unofficial Guide to the Disney Cruise Line. The companion guide contains a complete overview of each Disney ship as well as Castaway Cay and includes valuable tips on how to save time and money during your cruise!Special thanks Scott Sanders of The DCL Blog for assistance on this article.Thanks for joining me again this week. “Sea” you next time!!The Disney Cruise Line Preview is brought to you by Storybook Destinations. Storybook Destinations specializes in Disney travel, is consistently highly rated by our readers, and is owned by our own blogger extraordinaire, Tammy Whiting. Storybook also offers free subscriptions to TouringPlans to clients with qualified bookings.
Share This!I came of age in the era of TripTiks–anyone else remember those? My how times have changed! These days, I can’t imagine traveling without a smartphone. Specifically, there are three must-have apps that should be on your phone if you’re traveling by car to Walt Disney World–or any other location.WazeIf you haven’t tried Waze, you’re probably thinking “But I already have at least one map navigation app on my phone. Why would I need another?” Simply put, Waze will save you time, although it may feel like you’ll be driving through someone’s living room to shave off a minute or two. Using real-time data, Waze finds the fastest route to your destination and updates it as you drive along. This can be extremely helpful when a major interstate is shut down. You’ll be rerouted along some itty bitty roads, but you’ll keep moving instead of being stuck for who knows how long.iExitAs reviewed here on the TouringPlans blog, this app is a lifesaver when it comes to travel on major highways around the country. Easily see where that next rest area is. Find food that your family can agree on. Locate gas and lodging. With so many features, this app should be on the phone of anyone who travels more than a few miles from their house.Hotel-Specific AppsIf you are a loyal customer of a particular brand of hotel, installing the hotel brand-specific app can be extremely useful. Brands like Hilton, Marriott, IHG (Holiday Inn, Candlewood, Staybridge, etc.), and more have their own apps. Features vary by brand, but include things like checking in and out through the app, ordering extras for your room before you arrive (for instance, extra pillows or towels), tracking reward point status, viewing your bill, making reservations, and providing a room key on your smartphone so you can go directly to your room and skip the check-in desk. This can save you a lot of headaches when all you want to do is drop your stuff in the room and collapse in bed after a long day driving.That’s my top three, but what do you think? Are there any apps that are a must-have when you’re on the road? Let us know in the comments.
Johnson Controls recently announced the introduction of the C•CURE Go Install app for use with the Software House iSTAR Ultra LT. The new app reportedly provides a more efficient, convenient means of configuring or updating information on the iSTAR Ultra LT controller without having to physically access the unit.Working with an embedded Bluetooth antenna that can be turned on and off remotely to ensure network security, users can log into the C•CURE Go Install app to perform a host of tasks, including configuring the network settings on the controller, rebooting the device and checking its status. The app is designed for use with iSTAR Ultra LT controllers that are difficult to access for manual configuration, such as units located high above doorways or behind ceiling tiles.The password-protected app works for users within range of the controller, including in-house security staff, integrators or installers. Using the app replaces having to make changes on or check status directly from the controller.- Sponsor – “Using the C•CURE Go Install app with the iSTAR Ultra LT minimizes the disruption that can be caused by having to access the controller itself,” said Rick Focke, director of product management, enterprise access control, building technologies and solutions, Johnson Controls. “Increasingly, there are applications, such as hospitals with sealed ceilings, where physical access to the controller just isn’t feasible. Using the intuitive app instead to perform myriad tasks provides a more efficient option.”For more information on the C•CURE Go Install app for use with the iSTAR Ultra LT, visit www.swhouse.com. Stay UpdatedGet critical information for loss prevention professionals, security and retail management delivered right to your inbox. Sign up now