Gadke-Schultz reach semifinals at subsectional to advanceBy Paul LeckerSports ReporterWAUSAU — Marshfield’s No. 1 doubles team of freshman Hanah Gadke and senior Ashley Schultz reached the semifinals to move on at the WIAA Division 1 girls tennis subsectionals Monday at Wausau West High School.Gadke and Schultz play at the Division 1 sectional Tuesday at Stevens Point Area Senior High.All of Marshfield’s four singles players and the other two doubles teams were eliminated at the subsectional.Individual match results were not provided.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)2016 WIAA Division 1 Girls Tennis SubsectionalOct. 3 at Wausau WestTeam scores: 1. Stevens Point 24; 2. Wausau East 18; 3. Rhinelander and Wausau West 10; 5. Wisconsin Rapids 8; 6. Marshfield 4; 7. Merrill 2; 8. D.C. Everest 0.Sectional qualifiers and season recordsSinglesNo. 1: Emily Luetschwager (SP) 26-0; Katie Nelson (MER) 7-10; Ivy Packard (RH) 17-7; Sami Miles (WE) 16-2.No. 2: Sabrina Tang (SP) 27-0; Savannah Carroll (WE) 14-0.No. 3: Kayla Stutesman (SP) 24-2; Belinda Weddle (RH) 25-2.No. 4: Leah Olsen (SP) 23-2; Leah Blaskowski (WE) 11-3.DoublesNo. 1: Suzie DeBot-Emily Meier (SP) 10-4; Hanah Gadke-Ashley Schultz (MAR) 6-6; Kaitlyn Hess-McKenzie Wentland (WR) 16-4; Lilia Teske-Sarah Snoeyenbos (WW) 9-1.No. 2: Madison DeBot-Taylor Knoczal (SP) 9-1; Chloe Westberg-Quinn Lodholtz (WE) 10-4.No. 3: Lillie James-Baylee Bruneau (SP) 11-2; Erin Achatz-Kylie Rennie (WW) 12-5.
Roger Federer has confirmed his participation in the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament in Rotterdam next week, where he has the chance to become the oldest world No.1 in tennis.With Rafael Nadal set to return only at the end of February at Acapulco, Federer can overtake his old rival even if he manages to reach the semi-finals of the ATP 500 event.Currently, Federer is just 155 points behind Nadal in the second spot of the ATP rankings after he defended his Australian Open crown with a five-set thrilling victory over Croatia’s Marin Cilic.ALSO WATCHNadal, on the other hand, withdrew while playing the same opponent in the quarter-finals after facing trouble due to a hip injury.Federer will now look to overtake Andre Agassi’s record of the oldest men’s world No.1 since he achieved the feat aged 33 years and 131 days in 2003. If Federer indeed manages to surpass the record and become the oldest-ever world No.1, he will do so by more than three years of difference with Agassi.Federer termed Rotterdam as a special tournament and remembered that it was one of the first events he played at the top level. With Rotterdam celebrating its 45th edition, Federer was happy to join in.”The tournament is special for me. I remember playing for the first time in 1999 as it was one of the first events where I got the chance to play at the highest level. It feels good to join in the celebrations of the 45th edition.”On the other hand, Tournament Director Richard Krajicek could not contain his excitement of having Federer as a last minute entry to the tournament. He has entered the tournament with an A+ wildcard, which each ATP 500 tournament has available for a select group of players for last-minute entries.advertisement”We are thrilled that Roger has chosen to come to the ABN AMRO World Tennis Tournament last minute. After his fantastic result at the Australian Open, it is tremendous news that he will be joining us in Rotterdam. It is a crown to the celebration of the history of our tournament.”The last twelve months have shown his tremendous drive. It makes perfect sense that he wants to capitalize on his current form. We are, of course, happy with this opportunity and see it as a crown on our 45th anniversary.”Despite Federer’s current form and dominance, the tournament has a tough players’ list. With players like Grigor Dimitrov, Alexander Zverev, David Goffin, Stan Wawrinka, Nick Kyrgios and defending champion Jo-Wilfried Tsonga in the mix, it is going to be anything but easy for Federer to reach the pinnacle he is looking for.
DONE DEAL: Watford winger Dion Pereira moves to Atlanta Utdby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWatford winger Dion Pereira is moving to Atlanta United.The 19-year-old midfielder spent 10 years at Watford and was a regular for their U23 team for the past three years, making 49 appearances and scoring 14 goals.Pereira was named Watford’s Young Player of the Season in 2017 and made his first-team debut last May, coming off the bench in the Premier League games against Leicester and Manchester City.”We’re pleased to welcome Dion to the club and look forward to him joining the squad as we head into the 2019 season,” Atlanta United vice president and technical director Carlos Bocanegra said.”We identified him as a young, technical player who we believe will adapt well to Atlanta United and MLS.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Larry Johnson, the defensive line and assistant head coach at Ohio State University, refuses to accept mediocrity from his players. He expects nothing but the effort to be extraordinary.In an inspiring pump up speech to the Buckeyes, Larry Johnson motivated the team to push past the edge – past slacking performance – and become elite.He explains that elite “is not going to the edge and saying, ‘I’m average, I’m good for the day.’” With the team’s full focus in his grasp, the coach proclaims, “We got a chance to step on the edge…To be elite, you’ve got to take the fall. You can’t be afraid to jump…There’s no more average in this program!”Head coach Urban Meyer shared the inspirational speech on Twitter. You can watch the message below.Very lucky to have a coach like Larry Johnson on this staff to push our team past THE EDGE to become ELITE pic.twitter.com/9eD0FiEd0i— Urban Meyer (@OSUCoachMeyer) August 17, 2016If you don’t have chills, you can’t possibly be a true Buckeyes fan.Ohio State kicks off its 2016 season at home against the Bowling Green Falcons.
Kolkata: The Alipore court on Saturday rejected the anticipatory bail plea filed by former Kolkata police commissioner Rajeev Kumar in connection to the Saradha chit fund scam probe. The CBI had strongly opposed to Kumar’s plea and addressed him as an “absconder”.In its submission, the CBI had said it was unable to establish any contact with Kumar, who had been accused of suppressing evidence crucial for the investigation. The court then sought a list of dates when Kumar had been summoned but failed to appear before the CBI. After CBI submitted the list, the court rejected his anticipatory bail plea. Also Read – Bengal family worships Muslim girl as Goddess Durga in Kumari Puja Meanwhile, the CBI failed to track down the location of Kumar despite continued search operations for the fourth day on Saturday. A five-member team paid a surprise visit to Bhawani Bhawan, CID headquarters, where Kumar is posted as the Additional Director General. According to sources, CBI officials spent nearly 40 minutes inside the CID office. They handed over letters to CID officials, who were part of the Special Investigation Team that was headed by Rajeev Kumar, and was probing several chit fund scams earlier. CBI officials were told that Kumar was on leave and would not attend office till September 25, sources said. However, a CID official said, “The CBI officials were here for some formality and nothing else.” Also Read – Bengal civic volunteer dies in road mishap on national highway CBI officials visited Kumar’s official residence in Park Street and also spoke to his wife, who is an IRS official. They are keeping an eye on Kumar’s personal staff. They suspect that he was accompanied by his staff wherever he was. On Thursday, the CBI had moved the Additional Chief Judicial Magistrate (ACJM) at the Alipore court, seeking an arrest warrant against Kumar. The court disposed of CBI’s application saying the agency did not need its arrest warrant as the Supreme Court and the Calcutta High Court had already lifted the bar on his arrest in the Saradha chit fund case. The ACJM said the CBI may proceed against Kumar, who is currently the additional director general of West Bengal CID, in accordance with the law. Following the court’s verdict, the CBI had issued fresh summons to Rajeev Kumar to appear before the agency on Friday. Meanwhile, Kumar on Friday had filed an anticipatory bail plea, which was taken up for hearing by the Alipore district and sessions court, on Saturday. “We strongly opposed the anticipatory bail application considering the social ramifications and importance of the investigation of the case. We have opposed the application considering free and fare investigation as directed by Honorable Supreme Court,” said CBI Counsel Kali Charan Mishra. Earlier, Kumar had appealed to the Barasat sessions court for anticipatory bail plea that was disposed of.(With inputs from Indian Express)
New Delhi: Former Kolkata Police Rajeev Kumar on Tuesday claimed through his lawyer that the CBI was “hounding” him while making a case before a Calcutta High Court bench which is hearing his plea seeking anticipatory bail in the Saradha chit fund case.Kumar’s lawyers had filed the application under Section 438 of the CrPC on Monday, with the High Court listing the matter for hearing on Tuesday, but at serial number 271. When Debasish Roy, Kumar’s counsel requested that the matter be heard urgently, the court asked for an explanation. Roy submitted before the court that “the CBI is hounding me (Kumar) like anything”, to which Justice S Dasgupta said, “Go and surrender”. The division bench of Justices S Munshi and Dasgupta then fixed the matter for hearing on Wednesday (today). Kumar’s anticipatory bail plea in the High Court came after the Alipore Sessions court had rejected an earlier application on Saturday. The Central Bureau of Investigation has been looking for the IPS officer since September 13, when the Calcutta High Court had lifted his arrest shield.
Mumbai: The Reserve Bank on Tuesday assured the general public that the Indian banking system is safe and stable and there is no need for panic based on rumours. The RBI statement came on a day when the Nifty Bank index tanked by 1.30 per cent in intra-day trade amid a barrage of negative news from the sector, including a deepening crisis at the Punjab and Maharashtra Co-operative Bank (PMC). “There are rumours in some locations about certain banks including cooperative banks, resulting in anxiety among the depositors. RBI would like to assure the general public that Indian banking system is safe and stable and there is no need to panic on the basis of such rumours,” the Reserve Bank said in a tweet. Also Read – Commercial vehicle sales to remain subdued in current fiscal: IcraAmong other violations, the PMC bank opened a number of dummy accounts to replace the stressed accounts held by Wadhawans-led HDIL. In a letter to Reserve Bank of India (RBI), the tainted bank’s now-suspended Managing Director Joy Thomas admitted to large-scale wrong-doings and the cover-up exercise. Bank stocks lost heavily on both the Sensex and Nifty indices on Tuesday over concerns regarding stress in the financial system. Shares of private sector lender Yes Bank plummeted over 22 per cent, while RBL, IndusInd Bank, SBI, IDFC First and PNB fell up to 5 per cent on the NSE.