Social distancing has Serena ‘on edge’ amid coronavirus pandemic

first_imgThe 23-time Grand Slam champion posted a series of videos on TikTok describing her concerns for her 2-year-old daughter, Olympia.“Now I’ve been social distancing for actually a really long time, for probably two weeks now, and every little thing makes me crazy,” the 38-year-old superstar said.“And by anxiety I mean I’m just on edge. Any time anyone sneezes around me or coughs I get crazy. I don’t hang out with anyone, and when I say anyone I mean my daughter.“She coughed, I got angry and gave her a side-eye. I gave her that ‘angry Serena’ and then I got sad.“I was like, ‘Is she OK? Is there something wrong with my daughter? Is there anything I can do?’ I just don’t know what to do, so instead of being relaxed I’m really under a ton of stress.”Williams said that like many people she first thought the coronavirus wouldn’t affect her.“And then suddenly Indian Wells was cancelled and I was like, ‘Oh, OK, that’s weird but I have a little time off and I’m going to enjoy that time off,’” she said of her reaction when the prestigious ATP and WTA tournament in Indian Wells, California, was called off earlier this month.On edge: 23-time Grand Slam champion Serena Williams says in a series of TikTok videos that social distancing during the coronavirus pandemic is causing her anxietyRead Also: AC Milan legend, son test positive for coronavirusBut as more tournament cancellations followed, Williams said she found herself feeling more anxiety.“It is what it is, we’ll get through this. We have to,” added Williams, who has used other social media platforms, including Instagram, to urge her followers to heed recommendations to stay home when health authorities deem it necessary.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe 18 Most Visited Cities In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D Graffiti8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time Tennis great Serena Williams says she is “on edge” as she practices social distancing recommended by health experts in a bid to slow the spread of coronavirus.Advertisementcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

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Bud Wright, Sheridan Football

first_imgJust before the Super Bowl this year, the NFL was looking for a coach to honor who had been in the game for a long time.  They also wanted someone who coached the right way.  It was quite ironic that one of the 3 coaches they considered was named Wright.Only one of the 3 was given tickets and a trip to the Super Bowl.  Bud Wright was not the one selected.  However, Jim Irsay of the Colts saw the story and paid all of Bud’s expenses for him and his wife to attend the game.Bud Wright has been at Sheridan for 49 years and has won 392 games.  As far as I know, the 74-year old Wright is planning to coach again next year to make it an even 50.  Jim Irsay has been in the news a lot in the last year for his off-field activities, so it is nice to see that the Colts owner is getting publicity for his charitable acts which are quite common around the Indianapolis area.  Congratulations to Bud Wright and his wife, Ellen!last_img read more

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All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) monitoring fitness of state-level players

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: The All Assam Tennis Association (AATA) is monitoring the fitness of the state-level players and had sent necessary instruction through their coaches. The players were advised to follow the fitness drill during their stay at home.The sports activities throughout the country stopped totally due to lockdown imposed to combat COVID-19. However experts in this field warned the players to go with regular warm up drill otherwise they face trouble to gain fitness level quickly when sporting activities will resume again.Talking to The Sentinel the secretary of the All Assam Tennis Association Ankush Dutta said, “We know there would be problem for the players if they don’t do regular practice during their stay at home. So we have consulted the matter with our coaches and later sent necessary instruction to our all state level players.”The lockdown didn’t make any major effect on the tournament that AATA hosts during a calendar year. Only Inter District Tennis championship, which was scheduled to be held first week of this month, was postponed.Dutta said: “Generally we followed November to March schedule to host the different state level tennis meets and this time we have completed all the tournaments, except Inter district, before the lock down is imposed.”He further added: “If lockdown continues then a few national level championships would be affected. Next month we have supposed to host the Championship series at Chachal Tennis complex but the tournament is already postponed. The uncertainty is hanging on the Super Series Tennis too which All Assam Tennis Association organizes during the month of July.”It may be mentioned here that All India Tennis Association is hoping to resume the tennis activities from July if lockdown is lifted in the next two months.Also Read: Outcast is A Disgrace To Transgender Community: All Assam Transgenders’ Association (AATA)Also Watch: Veterinary College in Guwahati creates hand sanitizers to fight the shortage of Sanitizers in Assamlast_img read more

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ICC World Cup West Indies beat Ireland, achieve their highest successful ODI chase in history

first_img New Delhi: West Indies have had a poor record when it comes to chasing targets in excess of 300 in ODIs. In their entire history, they have chased down a target of 300+ only once which was 309 against Pakistan in Providence in 2017. At that time, it was their highest successful chase. In the recent series against England, they almost did the unthinkable and were on the cusp of chasing down 419 but they fell short. However, just ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 campaign, West Indies managed to create history as they chased down 328 in Dublin to go on top in the tri-series tournament involving Bangladesh.Andrew Balbirnie smashed a magnificent 135 but it was trumped by Sunil Ambris’ knock of 148 as West Indies won by five wickets with 13 balls to spare. The win boosted West Indies to the top of the table with their next encounter against Bangladesh a virtual final before the final. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Ireland chose to bat and they suffered an immediate jolt when James McCollum was dismissed for 5 by Sheldon Cottrell. However, Balbirnie and Paul Stirling shared a 146-run stand for the second wicket with Stirling looking in great touch. However, Stirling missed out on a chance to score a century but Balbirnie continued on his merry ways with a fantastic century. His 135 came off 124 deliveries and it included 11 fours and four sixes and his knock gave Ireland the perfect platform.Kevin O’Brien blasted 63 off 40 balls to give the Irish innings the perfect finishing touch as they notched up 327/5. In response, West Indies began brilliantly with Shai Hope and Ambris notching up an 84-run opening stand in just 12 overs. When Hope and Darren Bravo fell without a significant contribution, Roston Chase stepped up and shared a brilliant stand with Ambris.The duo shared a 128-run stand for the third wicket before Chase was sent back by Joshua Little. Ambris notched up a century and Jonathan Carter gave the innings much needed momentum as he blasted 43 off 27 balls. When Ambris fell for 148, West Indies were still some distance away but Jason Holder and Carter shared a quick 75-run stand and it gave West Indies their highest successful chase in ODI history. Sunil Ambris was playing in his fourth ODI.West Indies had chased down 300-plus only once before this match.West Indies are on top of the table in the tri-series.last_img read more

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Other Sports Amit Panghal Advances In World Boxing Championship, Ashish Kumar Crashes Out

first_imgEkaterinburg: Asian champion Amit Panghal (52kg) and Manish Kaushik (63kg) clinched resounding victories in their second-round bouts to ensure there was no stopping India’s stupendous run at the World Men’s Boxing Championships in Ekaterinburg on Saturday. Panghal out-punched Chinese Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei, while Commonwealth Games silver-medallist Kaushik also dominated The Netherlands’ Enrico Lacruz as the duo clinched identical 5-0 triumphs. The day, however, ended on a slightly disappointing note with seventh-seeded Asian silver-medallist Ashish Kumar (75kg) going down to China’s Tuohetaerbieke Tanglatihan in a split 2-3 verdict.   The second-seeded Panghal, an Asian Games gold-medallist who had been given a first-round bye, will be up against Turkey’s Baluhan Citfci in the pre-quarterfinals. Manish has a tough one at hand as he will square off against fourth-seeded Mongolian Chinzorig Baatarsukh, a silver-medallist at the Asian Games as well as the Asian Championships. Sharp as ever with his attacks, Panghal dominated Po-Wei from the first round itself to notch up a comfortable 5-0 win. The boxer from Taipei spent most of his time trying to avoid any engagement, prompting the referee to caution him against the passive approach.  “I had fought him earlier as well in the Asian Championships’ first round and won 3-2. This time I was keen to ensure that the fight was not that close and I managed to do that,” Panghal, 23, said after the bout. “I decided to be aggressive from the very first round and log as many scoring punches as possible,” he added.  Also Read | Pooja Rani, Amit Panghal shine for India with gold in Asian Boxing ChampionshipA quarterfinalist in the last edition of the World Championship in Hamburg, Panghal’s trademark aggression and the pace was something that Po-Wei just couldn’t cope with. In the evening session, Kaushik, competing in his maiden World Championship, was equally ruthless against Lacruz. The former national champion had little trouble connecting his combination punches against an opponent, whose defence was mostly non-existent and the attacking streak also fizzled out after the opening round.  Also Read | Amit Panghal, Indian Army soldier and boxer, dedicates gold medal to CRPF jawans killed in PulwamaAshish, on the other hand, was locked in a draining contest. Tanglatihan was not the more attacking but was certainly the more accurate of the two, managing to move in and out effortlessly against a slightly slower Ashish. Panghal, who lost to the then-defending champion Hasanboy Dusmatov in the quarterfinals in 2017, has been in tremendous form for more than a year now.Even a change of weight category, from 49kg to 52kg, has had little impact on his performance. In fact, his Asian Championship gold earlier this year came within a couple of months of him going up to 52kg. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Guinness playoffs begin tonight

first_imgALL roads lead to the East Ruimveldt Community Centre, commonly known as California Square, tonight, when the playoff round in the 2017 Guinness ‘Greatest of the Streets’ Football Championship commences from 18:00hrs.According to an official release from coordinators of Three Peat Promotions, “A record 52 teams will compete in the playoff round, battling over the course of three days in an elimination format for a coveted berth in the 32-team group round.”The correspondence added, “16 teams will emerge from the 52 teams, so it is expected to be a very competitive tournament. Everyone wants to be a part of the tournament which is nothing short of a phenomenon due to its community-driven roots.”The document declared, “We are asking for all the competing teams in the playoffs to be at the venue for 18:00hrs so that we can have a prompt start. This is important due to the amount of games that are expected to be played on the night. Tardiness will not be tolerated”.Winners of the overall event will walk-away with $500 000 and the championship trophy along with automatic qualification for the National playoffs.The runners-up, third- and fourth-placed finishers will receive $250 000, $200 000 and $100 000 respectively. The event is also sponsored by Colours Boutique.Playoff matches will see Future Stars battle Eccles All-Stars, MBK All-Stars face Smyth Street, Ol Skool Ballers meet New Level, Jackson Sports Bar clash with Rising Stars, Upsetters against Albouystown Redemption, Cross Street versus Stabroek Ballers, California Square challenge Bel-Air, Globe Yard take on Hardina Street Warriors and Sophia Bullies against East La Penitence Warriors.Other matches include Fruit Stand vs Gaza Squad, School Yard All-Stars vs Dam Squad, Pike Street Sophia vs Island All-Stars, Charlotte Street vs LA Warriors, Picadilly Street vs Young Ballers, Rasville Dreamchasers vs Terror Squad, Breda Street All-Stars vs Star Ballers, South Stars against Spot-7 and New Market Street versus Man City.Goal Getters will also be in action against Judgement Yard, Costello vs Norton Street Ballers, GTI Ballers vs Young Warriors, Victor Street Ballers vs Bad ‘A’ Yard, PSI Chaser vs Kingston, Young Ballers vs Team Legacy, Perfect ‘U’ Ballers vs Trap House and West Back Road vs Young Stars.last_img read more

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Mangal, Dinanauth and Adams are Laparkan Invitational Golf champions

first_imgMike Mangal, Deoram Dinanauth and Carlos Adams emerged as the champions in their flights respective flights of the Laparkan Invitational Golf championsStarting under fair weather, the eager golfers took to the Course at Lusignan on Saturday but to the players dismay, a heavy downpour halfway during the tournament caused play to cease after only 9 holes were accounted for.Nevethelss, golfers utilised the afternoon with review of the day’s play and being coached on improvement of their game by veteran former Captain Patrick Prashad.Laparkan, of 2-9, Lombard St, Georgetown, phone 592-226-1095 or 592-226-1097, with over 30 years of service to the Caribbean and the largest network of offices and agents in the Caribbean, has over 6000 agents worldwide to serve you through their international partners.The company providies solutions for your transportation and logistics needs, and has membership in over 6 (six) international freight forwarder organizations.Laparkan has several agencies that enable its efficeint operations including an Air and Cargo division, Freight Forwarding division, Office Equipment and Supplies division and a Shipping division.The company has been a contributor to the Lusignan Golf Club especially in areas of freight/cargo delivery.In the 20 – 28 Flight, winners were 1st – Carlos Adams (31/13), while 2nd place was a tie between Pope Emanuel London (33/11) and Paton George (33/10) , with Pope Emanuel winning on the last 6 holes countback.In the 11 – 19 Flight, Deoram Dinanauth (33/9) placed 1st, while George Bulkan (36/9) placed 2nd. In the 0-9 Flight, both Mike Mangal and Alfred Mentore tied at 36/5 for the winning spot, but Mike scored better on countback of the last 6 holes giving him the 1st place, and giving Alfred 2nd place.Dr Joaan Deo, representing Captain Chatterpaul Deo, was heartened at the performance of the golfers, and noted that the support, skill level displayed and camaraderie augur well for the development of the game in Guyana.last_img read more

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Baseball team has reason for optimism

first_imgNick Burton is a senior majoring in broadcast and digital journalism. His column, “Any Given Saturday,” runs Thursdays, ironically. To comment on this story, visit dailytrojan.com or email Nick at burtonn@usc.edu. Tomorrow, USC baseball begins its 125th season of play. Under the lights at Dedeaux Field, junior Wyatt Strahan will throw the first pitch of the season against the Northwestern Wildcats at 6 p.m., and few at this school will care.For roughly the last decade, baseball season has not meant much in the grand scheme of USC athletics — the program has had just one winning season since 2002, and that was way back in 2005. It’s a far cry from the glory days of USC baseball, which lasted for, oh, just 60 years or so. From the 1940s through the turn of the century, USC was the unquestioned king of college baseball, amassing an unmatched 12 National Championships.But of the nearly 1,700 losses USC baseball has suffered in its 124 years of play, close to a fifth have come in the last decade. Last year the Trojans lost more games (36) than any USC team since the 1985 squad went 22-44.This year, however, there is renewed optimism around the program. Two unnamed Pac-12 coaches told Perfect Game USA’s Kendall Rogers that USC would be the “surprise of the league.” Aaron Fitt of Baseball America said he spoke with several scouts who believe USC baseball will make a regional this year.“I think [the new optimism] is absolutely warranted,” Fitt said. “Scouts I spoke with this fall said they haven’t seen a USC team play with this much energy in a long time.”Fitt himself also sees USC as a regional team this year, and actually gives them a chance to win a regional next year.“The future is bright,” Fitt said. “[Second-year head coach Dan Hubbs] was the right hire, and I think he’s got a great vision for how to restore this program to glory.”One of the key reasons for USC’s heightened expectations is experience. Despite last season’s struggles, the raw talent on the roster was evident. As Hubbs often points out, despite their disappointing record, the Trojans rarely got blown out in 2013. Instead, they were more often just out-executed. And their youth certainly played into that.“We were younger last year than anyone I’ve ever seen in our league,” Hubbs said. “I would compare it [to] when Oregon started [its program in 2009].”Hubbs expects that experience to pay off, especially when it comes to late-game execution. The Trojans were woefully inept last year at doing the “little things” — like moving a runner over with a productive out or not giving up free bases on defense — all critical for a team that does not have the pure talent of some of the Pac-12’s elite.USC has built a solid foundation. But the key to that foundation is not just in experience; it’s in roster depth.“We should be deeper [on the mound, specifically] than we’ve ever been since I’ve been here,” said Hubbs, who joined the Trojans as a pitching coach in 2011. “Arm strength-wise, competitive-wise, pitchability-wise, we’re deeper. Which can only mean better. I don’t think we’ll be having a heart attack every game in the 7th inning.”Hubbs had a number of terms to describe the Trojans’ comically unpredictable bullpen last season, my personal favorite being that picking relievers was “like flipping a coin.” But in my preseason meeting with him, he gave me a new favorite.“There was a couple of weeks where I’d basically pick whoever pitched worse the day before, because it meant he’d pitch good today,” Hubbs said. “And if you pitch the guy who struck out the side the day before, he was gonna give up five runs.”Pitching is without question where USC looks most improved this season. For example, the Trojans are expecting to have a set midweek starter, something they never came close to achieving in my three previous seasons covering the team. In fact, former head coach Frank Cruz actually let me pick the Tuesday starter a few times — that’s how much of a crapshoot it was.“USC should be better in every phase of the game,” Rogers said. “But even if they improve a lot, the Pac-12 is strong enough that they could still finish 7th or 8th in the league.”Despite the new confidence, in this year’s preseason poll Pac-12 coaches picked USC to repeat its 9th-place finish from 2013. And though I didn’t get the chance to ask Hubbs about that specifically, I am willing to speculate he would not find that unfair.“The guys are believing that [they’re a regional team] right now, and that’s a great place to start,” Hubbs said. “But we have to go do it … You say you wanna be that, then we need to go make that happen.”I have covered almost every USC home game over the last three years. As a consequence, I have been subjected to some very, very bad baseball. I’m not saying USC has no chance this year, but I want to see some results before I believe the hype.“It’s nice that people are saying nice things about us,” Hubbs said. “But we haven’t don’t anything yet. I’m excited about the possibility of it, but we haven’t done anything yet.”The chance to do that starts tomorrow.last_img read more

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Seager’s slam one of 3 Seattle homers in 10-2 win at Texas

first_img Written By LIVE TV Associated Press Television News COMMENT Kyle Seager hit a grand slam, Kyle Lewis and Dylan Moore also homered and the Seattle Mariners won 10-2 Monday night in their first game at the new Texas ballpark, snapping the Rangers’ three-game winning streak.Lewis put the Mariners up 4-2 with his fourth homer, a three-run shot to center field in the fifth off Kyle Gibson (0-2). Seager cleared the bases an inning later with a high-arching drive that dropped near the first row of seats a few feet beyond the right-field wall for his fifth career slam.Moore already had a pair of RBI singles before his solo homer in the seventh.Justin Dunn (1-1) limited Texas to two runs over six innings for his first big league victory. He had gone only seven innings combined his first two starts this season after pitching in four games at the end of last season in his MLB debut.With the retractable roof opened at Globe Life Field during a game for the first time, the Mariners’ three homers were only one fewer than opponents had hit overall in the first eight games there. Their 10 runs were the most by any team — only twice before had both teams even combined for 10 runs in a game. Texas has five homers at home.Gibson allowed four runs and nine hits in 4 1/3 innings. He struck out two and walked one.Willie Calhoun drove in both runs for Texas, which was coming off a three-game weekend sweep at home over the Los Angeles Angels.Calhoun had an RBI triple in the first and a sacrifice fly in the third that made it 2-1. The triple ricocheted hard off the wall in the right-field corner back toward the infield, and might have been an inside-the-park homer if Calhoun hadn’t initially jogged out of the batter’s box while watching the ball.ON THE ROAD AGAINLewis has hits in 13 consecutive road games, dating to last season, including multiple hits in the last six. He is hitting .442 (23 for 52) during the streak.TRAINER’S ROOMMariners: Right-handed reliever Carl Jackson Jr. (right forearm strain) was put on the 10-day injured list. Edwards hasn’t pitched since Wednesday, when in his only back-to-back appearance this season he got his first save since 2016 as a rookie with the Chicago Cubs.Texas: RHP Nick Goody, out the last three games with back stiffness, came on to get the final out in the ninth after the Mariners had loaded the bases.UP NEXTIn a matchup of left-handers, Seattle’s Marco Gonzalez (2-1, 3.06 ERA) goes for his third victory in a row. Mike Minor (0-3, 6.89), a first-time All-Star for Texas last season, has the most losses in the AL.Image credits: AP First Published: 11th August, 2020 10:11 ISTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE Last Updated: 11th August, 2020 10:11 IST Seager’s Slam One Of 3 Seattle Homers In 10-2 Win At Texas Kyle Seager hit a grand slam, Kyle Lewis and Dylan Moore also homered and the Seattle Mariners won 10-2 Monday night in their first game at the new Texas ballpark, snapping the Rangers’ three-game winning streaklast_img read more

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