By Steve KeatingWorld number one Serena Williams opened her U.S. Open account with a tidy 6-3 6-3 win over Ekaterina Makarova on Tuesday, to join her sister Venus in the second round of the year’s final grand slam.Williams, whose status as world number one is under attack from several fronts, delivered a message that she will not be surrendering the top spot without a fight, needing just 63 minutes to dispatch the 29th-ranked Russian.Germany’s Angelique Kerber and Spain’s Garbine Muguruza, who have both beaten Williams in slam finals this season, along with Poland’s Agnieszka Radwanska, will all be eyeing the number one ranking should the American’s bid for a 23rd grand slam title stall.Williams has owned the number one spot since Feb. 18, 2013 and will extend her streak to 186 consecutive weeks by the end of the U.S. Open fortnight, tying the WTA record held by Steffi Graf.Back on Arthur Ashe Stadium court for the first time since a shock loss to Italy’s Roberta Vinci in last year’s U.S. Open semi-finals, Williams made quick work of Makarova to follow the lead of her sister Venus.Sixth-seeded Venus had provided the opening act for sister Serena when she outlasted Ukraine’s Kateryna Kozlova 6-2 5-7 6-4 before turning over the Arthur Ashe Stadium court to her top-seeded sibling.The Flushing Meadows spotlight is once again firmly fixed on Serena as she chases an Open Era, record smashing 23rd slam title with concerns over her right shoulder, believed to be a factor in her third-round singles loss at the Rio Olympics.FASHION STATEMENTAs always at the U.S. Open, what the world number one was wearing attracted as much attention as her performance. Williams sported a black tennis dress with cutouts revealing her muscular shoulders.“It’s a part of the design,” explained William. “It’s just the latest and greatest accessory.“It also is functional, so I think that helps me, especially with my shoulder problems that I’ve been having.”The 34-year-old American took something off her big serve, but showed no signs of distress as she blasted 12 aces past Makarova, a player who on occasion has given her problems, beating her in the fourth round of the 2012 Australian Open.“I didn’t hit them as hard as I normally hit them,” she said about her serves. “I just went for more placement. I didn’t go for the big 120s (mph), just the regular.”“I knew today I needed to be focused,” said Williams. “She goes deep in majors. She knows how to play big matches on big courts. She’s not intimidated.”As usual, history beckons Williams who is bidding for a seventh U.S. Open victory that would surpass the Open Era record she shares with Chris Evert.But whether it is the world number one ranking or another record at stake, Williams had the same answer.“I don’t answer those questions,” flatly stated Williams, who will next face American wild card Vania King, a 7-6(2) 6-3 winner over Germany qualifier Antonia Lottner. Results from the U.S. Open Women’s Singles Round 1 matches on Tuesday 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Ekaterina Makarova (Russia) 6-3 6-3Jelena Jankovic (Serbia) beat Mariana Duque (Colombia) 6-4 6-1Julia Goerges (Germany) beat Yanina Wickmayer (Belgium) 6-3 6-217-Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova (Russia) beat Louisa Chirico (U.S.) 6-1 6-4Naomi Broady (Britain) beat Laura Robson (Britain) 6-7(4) 6-3 6-419-Elena Vesnina (Russia) beat Anett Kontaveit (Estonia) 7-6(4) 4-6 6-311-Carla Suarez Navarro (Spain) beat Teliana Pereira (Brazil) 6-0 6-0Katerina Siniakova (Czech Republic) beat Eugenie Bouchard (Canada) 6-3 3-6 6-2Johanna Larsson (Sweden) beat Karin Knapp (Italy) 6-4 6-2Kurumi Nara (Japan) beat Stefanie Voegele (Switzerland) 6-0 7-5Annika Beck (Germany) beat Nadia Podoroska (Argentina) 7-6(6) 6-316-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Camila Giorgi (Italy) 7-5 6-7(4) 6-115-Timea Bacsinszky (Switzerland) beat Vitalia Diatchenko (Russia) 6-1 6-1Nicole Gibbs (U.S.) beat Aleksandra Krunic (Serbia) 6-1 6-0Zhang Shuai (China) beat Ellen Perez (Australia) 6-1 6-131-Timea Babos (Hungary) beat Barbara Haas (Austria) 5-7 6-3 7-525-Caroline Garcia (France) beat Pauline Parmentier (France) 4-6 6-3 6-4Wang Qiang (China) beat 23-Darya Kasatkina (Russia) 6-4 2-6 6-2Ana Konjuh (Croatia) beat 20-Kiki Bertens (Netherlands) 6-3 2-6 6-4Richel Hogenkamp (Netherlands) beat Heather Watson (Britain) 6-2 7-5Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Daria Gavrilova (Australia) 6-4 6-4Denisa Allertova (Czech Republic) beat 29-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 7-6(4) 6-15-Simona Halep (Romania) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-0 6-2Yaroslava Shvedova (Kazakhstan) beat Lara Arruabarrena Vecino (Spain) 6-2 6-310-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) beat Sofia Kenin (U.S.) 6-4 6-34-Agnieszka Radwanska (Poland) beat Jessica Pegula (U.S.) 6-1 6-126-Laura Siegemund (Germany) beat Patricia Tig (Romania) 3-6 6-3 6-2Varvara Lepchenko (U.S.) beat Peng Shuai (China) 4-6 7-6(9) 6-3Kristina Mladenovic (France) beat Nao Hibino (Japan) 6-4 7-56-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Kateryna Kozlova (Ukraine) 6-2 5-7 6-4Vania King (U.S.) beat Antonia Lottner (Germany) 7-6(2) 6-3Montserrat Gonzalez (Paraguay) beat Danka Kovinic (Montenegro) 7-5 6-2
WASHINGTON, DC – NOVEMBER 11: LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers looks on after defeating the Washington Wizards at Verizon Center on November 11, 2016 in Washington, DC. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Patrick Smith/Getty Images/AFPNew York Knicks president Phil Jackson described LeBron James as a high-maintenance player who likes to get preferential treatment on road trips, the US media reported on Tuesday.“LeBron James likes special treatment. He needs things his way,” Jackson said in an interview this week with ESPN’s Jackie MacMullen.ADVERTISEMENT Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Messi lifts Argentina, Sanchez saves Chile in World Cup qualifiers Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine MOST READ Jackson, 71, told a story of how James left the Miami Heat in the summer of 2014 to join his hometown Cleveland Cavaliers and how disappointing it was for Heat president Pat Riley to lose his superstar.“It had to hurt they lost LeBron,” Jackson said. “That had to be a slap in the face.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSCone plans to speak with Slaughter, agentJackson said that during James’ stay in Miami, he requested the team stay over in Cleveland during a road trip.He said Heat coach Erik Spoelstra wasn’t sure how to handle the situation so he contacted Riley, who told him that no single player is bigger than the team. “It’s not what I stand for, it’s not what my family stands for. I believe the only reason he used that word is because he sees young African-Americans trying to make a difference.“We’re not going to let Phil Jackson’s comments stop us from doing what we need to do. It just gives us extra motivation. But it’s still sad.”James said he now has a lack of respect for Jackson, who has won 11 NBA championships.“I had nothing but respect for him as a coach for what he was able to do. Obviously he was at the helm of (the team featuring) my favorite player of all-time Michael Jordan, and also being there growing up and watching him with the Lakers, but I got nothing for him,” James said of Jackson.Knicks star player Carmelo Anthony said he understands why James would be upset at Jackson’s use of the word “posse”.“I would never want to hear that word about me and my — I don’t want to say crew — but people that I consider family or people that I come up (with), been through thick and thin with,” Anthony said Tuesday.“I’d want to be called a tight-knit group or family. That’s what I consider those close people to me.”The Cavaliers play the Knicks at New York’s Madison Square Garden on December 7. EDITORS’ PICK 30 Filipinos from Wuhan quarantined in Capas Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next We are young PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Mainland China virus cases exceed 40,000; deaths rise to 908 “Spoelstra has to text Riley and say, ‘What do I do in this situation?’” Jackson said.“And Pat, who has iron-fist rules, answers, ‘You are on the plane. You are with this team.’ You can’t hold up the whole team because you and your mom and your posse want to spend an extra night in Cleveland.”James said Tuesday he was upset over Jackson’s comments, especially the use of the word “posse” to characterize his business associates which he took as a racial jab.“We see the success that we have, but then there is always someone that lets you know still how far we still have to go as African-Americans,” James said.“If you go and read the definition of what the word ‘posse’ is, it’s not what I’ve built over my career,” James said.ADVERTISEMENT Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes
Bayern are currently one of the world’s in-form teams, having gone unbeaten in 46 Bundesliga matches while they are also on a run of 13 straight wins, leaving Mertesacker well aware of the stern task the Gunners face.“We have to go for two perfect games against them,” the Germany international told the Daily Mirror.“We know we can beat them now, so maybe mentally we are in a better condition than last year.“We respected them too much in the first leg then (a 3-1 defeat), so it was too easy for them.“Maybe we have learned something from those lessons and will do better this time.“Now we have another chance, and an opportunity to beat the champions. We want to achieve something exceptional this season, so we have to beat the best.“That is not only Manchester City and Chelsea (in the Premier League), that is Bayern Munich in the Champions League.”By TEAMtalk Media0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000LONDON, February 17- Arsenal defender Per Mertesacker believes the side will need to produce “two perfect games” if they are to beat Bayern Munich and progress to the Champions League quarter-finals.The two European giants clash on Tuesday in a repeat of last year’s European Cup last-16 tie where the Bavarians emerged triumphant over the two legs on their way to lifting the title.
0Shares0000Bayern Munich have hoovered up the best new talent in Germany for the last 30 years, weakening their rivals in the proces © AFP/File / GUENTER SCHIFFMANNBERLIN, Germany, Mar 20 – Bayern Munich’s domination threatens the Bundesliga’s reputation and their rivals must show more ambition in order to close the gap, the German Football League (DFL) boss has warned.Bayern’s 1-0 win at Borussia Moenchengladbach on Sunday left the reigning German champions 13 points clear of second-placed RB Leipzig with just nine games left. Barring an unlikely collapse it is just a matter of time before a fifth consecutive league title caps coach Carlo Ancelotti’s first season in charge.“We are addicted to the feeling of winning, we are greedy and want to continue on our path,” Thomas Mueller said after hitting Bayern’s winner in Gladbach.That worries Christian Seifert, the CEO of the DFL, who is trying to promote the league abroad.“It is clear, and you can not blame Munich for this, but if FC Bayern are champions a few more times in a row that would not be very conducive to the perception of the competition abroad,” Seifert told magazine Kicker.“In England, at the start of the season five clubs set themselves the goal of winning the title. In Italy, it’s three. In Spain, it’s two.“In Germany, none of the 17 clubs talk about giving chase (to Bayern) and that has to change at some point.”In January, Seifert similarly addressed Bayern Munich’s stranglehold on the German league, warning that the growth off the pitch of the Bundesliga would be in jeopardy if Bayern’s trophy haul continues to gather pace.Borussia Dortmund, the last team other than Bayern to win the league, back in 2012, are currently third and 16 points off the leaders.With Leipzig’s challenge imploding in recent weeks Bayern look set to storm away with the league title once again.They are also in the Champions League quarter-finals, having drawn Real Madrid in the tie of the round, and in the German Cup semi-finals, putting them on course to repeat their 2013 treble.Bayern, Germany’s richest club and with a 54-million-euro ($58m) profit in the 2015/16 season, for the last 30 years have hoovered up the best new talent in Germany, weakening their rivals in the process.Ominously, chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge says the Bundesliga’s gap between rich and poor will only grow.“The scissors cutting the gap between the rich and poor don’t work anymore,” he said.“Since the Bosman ruling (when players can leave their club for free when their contracts run out), the gap has grown wider.“One should not be so naive to believe that at some point you don’t need so much money in club football.“You need it to buy players with the quality like we have in our squad.”0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)
Luke Shaw 1 Louis van Gaal is expecting Luke Shaw to be out for at least six months after the Manchester United full-back suffered a horror injury on Tuesday night.Shaw needed nine minutes of treatment on the pitch during the Champions League clash with PSV Eindhoven and required oxygen following a heavy challenge from Hector Moreno.United later confirmed that the 20-year-old had suffered a double leg fracture, and Van Gaal is now preparing to be without the England international for the majority of the season.“It’s awful,” said Van Gaal. “The boy comes at 18 to Manchester, has a very difficult season and next season plays fantastic and then this happens.“I’m not a doctor, so I cannot say, but when you have a double fracture it is [out] for six months to see how it develops. When he came into the dressing room, he had an oxygen mask and was crying.“He won’t play in the group stage, I don’t think. I hope he can play again this season.”Van Gaal was clearly unhappy with the challenge on Shaw – which went unpunished – but refused to condemn Moreno, who played for him at AZ.“If I say it is a penalty and a red card I am a bad loser, every word is interpreted in the wrong way,” he said.“But it was a very bad tackle with two legs.”
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The Audrain County Sheriff says he can’t make this stuff up.Matt Oller reports Mexico native Amanda Smith, 29, was arrested in his department’s lobby on Tuesday. Investigators say she drove there to bond her boyfriend out of jail, but she had a revoked license.Then, Oller says he saw her on video hiding a bag of meth she apparently brought with her to the department.Smith is facing felony charges for both the license and the drugs now.
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Bayern Munich captain Philipp Lahm.Even the most ardent of fans will not give India a chance against Bayern Munich. But that does not stop Bayern captain Philipp Lahm from giving respect to their rivals for Tuesday’s friendly match at the Jawaharlal Nehru Stadium.”We have come here to win. We want to play attractive football and show the kind of football a top European side plays,” he said.Lahm was honest enough to admit that he has no knowledge about football in this country. “We know cricket is the most popular sport here and the only time we have heard about Indian football is when Bhaichung Bhutia played for World XIs in friendly matches,” he said.His German teammate Bastian Schweinsteiger too is well aware of Bhutia’s standing for the Indian team. “I have just returned from a neck injury and hope that Bhaichung does not attack our half much often so that it makes my task more difficult,” he joked.When asked to predict the score-line, Schweinsteiger also said the same thing what his captain had to say about the match.”This is our last match before the second leg of the Bundesliga starts. So we are taking it very seriously. We want to show what we are capable of,” he said.While Bayern is so much upbeat about the match, India coach Savio Medeira was honest enough to admit his team’s shortcomings. “Everyone knows the difference of the standards between the two teams. For us, it will be about enjoying the match,” he said.advertisementAnd Bhaichung Bhutia, whose farewell match it is, said that though he can return from retirement, if needed, he doesn’t think the need will ever arise.”I am ready to come back from the retirement but with some talented youngsters in the side, I don’t think there will be any need for it,” he smiled.