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Pliskova ousts Azarenka to enter Rome semifinals – NEWPAPER24

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2019-05-17 14:47:14

ROME, Italy — In a battle between former World No.1 gamers, No.Four seed Karolina Pliskova of the Czech Republic earned the 500th match-win of her profession by claiming a 6-7(5), 6-2, 6-2 victory over Victoria Azarenka of Belarus within the quarterfinals of the Internazionali BNL d’Italia on Friday.

By advantage of the two-hour and 26-minute victory, Pliskova leveled her head-to-head towards Azarenka to 4-4, and avenged a loss to the Belarusian of their most up-to-date assembly on the indoor clay-courts of Stuttgart final month, the place Pliskova was defending champion.

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After dropping the primary set in a tiebreak regardless of main 4-1, Pliskova eased to the win from there, and the Czech wrapped up the match with 41 winners to 26 unforced errors. 11 of these winners have been aces, that means Pliskova has, for now, reclaimed the ace lead within the 2019 season from Kiki Bertens. Pliskova is now up with 245 aces for the yr, to Bertens’s 236.

Pliskova and Azarenka now every have 500 profession wins apiece. Azarenka earned her 500th profession victory on Thursday over Garbiñe Muguruza by way of retirement.

Within the semifinals, Pliskova will face the victor from the night’s all-qualifier battle between Kristina Mladenovic of France and Maria Sakkari of Greece. The winner of that match would be the first qualifier to achieve the ultimate 4 in Rome since Daria Gavrilova in 2015.



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Arkansas’ Maria Fassi wins nationwide title – NEWPAPER24

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2019-05-21 01:38:37


FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A little bit inclement climate wasn’t going to rain on Maria Fassi’s championship parade.

The Arkansas senior wrapped up an unbelievable remaining season with the person NCAA Championship on Monday at her Razorback’s dwelling course, taking dwelling the title with a rating of 8-under par.

Fassi, who completed runner-up on the inaugural Augusta Nationwide Ladies’s Beginner in April, shot a 5-under 68 within the remaining spherical on the Blessings Golf Membership to beat Florida junior Sierra Brooks, who briefly took the clubhouse lead at 4-under earlier within the day. Rain delayed the spherical by one hour and 38 minutes in the midst of Fassi’s spherical.

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In her remaining collegiate season earlier than becoming a member of the LPGA Tour, Fassi earned SEC Participant of the 12 months honors after profitable the convention title along with 4 top-five finishes in eight occasions.

Regardless of a colourful scorecard that featured extra birdies than pars (seven to 6), Brooks felt good about her sport regardless that she in the end got here up quick. When it seemed like she was in en path to the nationwide title, two essential double bogeys on Nos. 12 and 14 derailed the Gators’ spherical.

“I believe the change in momentum was after I had the bogey on 10, however the one that basically stings is 14,” Brooks mentioned of her double bogey after a four-putt from the perimeter. “I believed I hit the primary putt effectively nevertheless it was so much slower than I anticipated so I didn’t anticipate the second to be so quick. It’s a type of occasions the place I believed, ‘what is going on?’”

Arizona’s Bianca Pagdanganan completed third at 2-under par.

Play was suspended as a result of darkness at 8:18 p.m. CT. The ultimate spherical of stroke play will proceed Tuesday morning at 6:45 a.m. CT.  The quarterfinal spherical of match play is scheduled to start out at 8:00 a.m. CT.

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PSG insist Madrid goal Mbappe is staying put after his feedback about future – NEWPAPER24

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2019-05-20 19:42:33


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Crusaders say alleged homophobic behaviour all the way down to ‘selfie gone incorrect’ – NEWPAPER24

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Crusaders say alleged homophobic behaviour all the way down to ‘selfie gone incorrect’

2019-05-21 07:03:48

The Crusaders are defending star again George Bridge, who they are saying was their solely participant caught up in a Cape City incident which has resulted in accusations of homophobic slurs.

Allegations have been made on social media that members of the touring Kiwi group intimidated and ridiculed two or extra homosexual males at a McDonalds restaurant within the hours after their match towards the Stormers.

The Crusaders have vehemently denied the claims in a press release and coach Scott Robertson bolstered that stance on Monday.

He stated one-Take a look at All Blacks again Bridge was on the centre of the incident and was upset at destructive headlines that had escalated after what he had supposed to be light-hearted interplay with the native males.

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“He is actually upset round all the things that is come out, he is extraordinarily, authentically real that there was nothing ever stated,” Robertson stated.

“George stated ‘Mate I simply need to have a photograph with you’ … there was no interplay with anybody else. That is the place the misinterpretation got here. A selfie gone incorrect actually.

“He simply cannot perceive the way it’s acquired to this platform.”

Crusaders administration contacted one of many complainants, Alexandros Paterimos, to make clear his model of occasions.

Paterimos replied on Instagram that he was searching for surveillance digicam footage of the incident and deliberate to take his grievance additional.

“After we get that (footage) again, then you will notice that we deserve an apology and a few motion towards this homophobic behaviour,” the reply stated.

“Telling us that we’re mendacity is EXTREMELY offensive and we won’t stand for that.”

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