Big 3 of Djokovic, Nadal, Federer closes 2018 ranked 1-2-3

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ The rest of the ATP top 10 for 2018: No. 4 Alexander Zverev, No. 5 del Potro, No. 6 Kevin Anderson, No. 7 Marin Cilic, No. 8 Dominic Thiem, No. 9 Kei Nishikori and No. 10 John Isner.Del Potro was the runner-up at the U.S. Open, Anderson at Wimbledon, Cilic at the Australian Open, and Thiem at the French Open.Neither Anderson nor Isner ever had finished a year in the top 10, while del Potro is back in that group for the first time since 2013.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Rockets’ Chris Paul out vs. Wizards with sore left leg View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum The 31-year-old from Serbia is also the oldest man to be No. 1 at season’s end and the first to finish atop the rankings after being outside the top 20 during the year — or outside the top 10 at the end of the previous year (he was No. 12 in 2017).Simona Halep ended the season at No. 1 in the WTA rankings for the second consecutive year; she clinched that spot more than a month ago. Angelique Kerber was No. 2 among women, followed by Caroline Wozniacki, Elina Svitolina and Naomi Osaka.Djokovic overtook Nadal three weeks ago; the Spaniard did not compete anywhere after stopping because of a painful right knee during his U.S. Open semifinal in September against Juan Martin del Potro. Nadal had arthroscopic surgery on his right ankle this month.Nadal concludes a season at No. 1 or No. 2 for the 10th time, trailing only Federer’s 11.Federer, meanwhile, is in the year-end top three for a record 14th time. The 37-year-old from Switzerland has won 20 Grand Slam singles championships, the most by a man, followed by Nadal with 17, then Djokovic and the retired Sampras with 14 apiece.ADVERTISEMENT This is the first time, though, that each of those three men spent some time at No. 1 during the same year. The seven changes there were the most since 1999, when there were eight.Djokovic won Wimbledon and the U.S. Open in 2018, while Federer took the Australian Open, and Nadal earned the title at the French Open.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThey accounted for Nos. 1-3 in the final rankings in 2007-11 and 2014, too.For Djokovic, it marks the fifth time he has closed a year in the top spot, following 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2015. Only Pete Sampras, with six year-end No. 1 finishes, did it more often. FILE – In this Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, file photo, Novak Djokovic, of Serbia celebrates, after defeating Alexander Zverev, of Germany, in the ATP World Tour Finals men’s singles tennis match at the O2 arena in London. Novak Djokovic, Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer are the top three in the year-end ATP rankings for the first time since 2014. It is the seventh time that trio of tennis greats is 1-2-3 to close a season. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant, File)The Big Three is the year-end top three, something that last happened in 2014.With Novak Djokovic at No. 1, Rafael Nadal at No. 2 and Roger Federer at No. 3 on Monday, that trio of tennis greats leads the season’s final ATP rankings for the seventh time.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewlast_img read more

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‘The best thing for me would be to leave,’ says Tottenham and Man City target

first_imgAnd in an honest interview with Marca in Russia, the 24-year-old candidly revealed he believes leaving LaLiga giants Real is the best thing for his career.Kovacic only made 21 LaLiga appearances last season, although injury did play a part in this, but his role as back-up has finally taken its toll.He gave a frank assessment of his situation and will have alerted Spurs and Man City to his possible availability. Paul Pogba buys France World Cup winners specially designed rings Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland SUPERSTITION 3 take zlat “I would like to play more at Real Madrid because I love football and I love being on the pitch,” Kovacic said.“I know that it’s difficult to be a starter at Real Madrid, especially when I arrived at a really young age.“I understand the situation, but because of that I believe the best thing for me would be to go to another club where I’d have the opportunity to play regularly as a starter.“I think I can have this opportunity and it’s one I want right now.” You’re the one talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Croatia and Real Madrid midfielder Mateo Kovacic in action at World Cup 2018. 3 LIVING THE DREAM Arsenal ace heading for January exit as German club ready bid for midfielder Latest World Cup 2018 news And while Kovacic acknowledges his role at LaLiga giants Real is important for the club, despite his lack of minutes, he insisted he wants things to change for the sake of his own happiness.“I think that all of the players at Real Madrid are important,” he added.“The problem is that it’s difficult to get consistency when you’re a young player.“Without that consistency I will never be able to show my potential.“Of course I am not happy when I don’t play.“I have really enjoyed these three years in Madrid, alongside some incredible teammates and winning trophies, but I haven’t been completely happy because my contribution to all of this hasn’t been complete and this is something I want to change.” 3 Good times Fallon d’Floor REAL DEAL three-way race Real Madrid ‘offer’ Isco to Chelsea in bid to ‘make room’ for Tottenham star Olivier Giroud confirms N’Golo Kante is the nicest man in football Zlatan Ibrahimovic in ‘advanced talks’ to complete Premier League comeback A reminder to Liverpool fans about the very comical threat Neymar offers GOSSIP Euro expert explains why Liverpool should be so excited about Minamino The Croatian international signed for Real Madrid from Inter Milan in August 2015 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade center_img Chelsea confident of beating Man United and Liverpool to Sancho signing RANKED Latest transfer news Real Madrid will start the season with Julen Lopetegui in charge following the departure of Zinedine Zidane.And Kovacic wants immediate talks with the incoming boss as he seeks for clarification as he blame his current role as a substitute for Croatia at the World Cup on his domestic predicament.“I don’t know the new coach and I’ve never spoken to him, but I know that we need to talk about my future,” he continued.“I have been at Real Madrid for three years and haven’t played too much, something which has affected my status with the national team.“This is something I’m not happy about.“That’s why the best thing would be to change team.“Real Madrid are an extraordinary team with great players and maybe I am too young to contribute at 100 per cent, I don’t know.” ‘perfect fit” ‘It could have been me’ – Allardyce admits World Cup was tough to watch NO JOY Shy guy Southgate makes young England fan’s day by replying to his letter IN DEMAND Arsenal star Laurent Koscielny admits he didn’t want France to win World Cup Why does Luis Suarez kiss his wrist when he celebrates a goal? Tottenham and Manchester City target Mateo Kovacic wants to quit Real Madrid this summer to become a regular starter elsewhere.The Croatian star finds himself on the bench at the World Cup following a season of sporadic appearances domestically. Learn the words for England’s catchy Gareth Southgate song LU BEAUTY Pure class Chelsea have watched Leeds ace ‘perfect for Premier League football’ regularly diamond geezer Dele Alli reveals pre-match rituals and lucky charms he has before matches Watch every goal England scored at the 2018 World Cup Mateo Kovacic in action for Real Madrid last season. Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father misery heading off Man United ‘miss out’ on Minamino, West Ham scout Flamengo strikers, Auba wants out WHITE KNIGHT last_img read more

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Hema Malini seconds Maneka Gandhi on death penalty for rape of children below 12 years

first_imgVeteran actor and BJP MP Hema Malini on Saturday echoed the views expressed by Union Minister Maneka Gandhi and demanded that rapists of children below 12 years must be “hanged to death”.On Friday, Ms. Maneka said that she had asked her department to work on a proposal to amend the Protection of Children Against Sexual Offences (POCSO) Act to bring in the provision of death penalty for the rape of a minor below the age of 12 years. Taking to Twitter, Ms. Malini called for a national movement against “animals who don’t spare even babies” and said media should also support the cause.“Daily newspaper reports of rape happening in every part of our country! Kathua, Unnao are [nothing] but two of the long list of shame. Can these mindless rapists even be classified as human beings? They are beasts on the rampage & should be hanged to death for their heinous crimes,” Ms. Malini, who is the BJP MP from Mathura, tweeted.“There should be a national uprising with strong support from the media, against these animals who don’t spare even babies & toddlers! I agree with Manekaji that death penalty should be instantaneous once proven guilty & there should be no bail or pardon, juveniles included, for all rapes,” she added.In the present POCSO law, there is no provision for capital punishment, with the maximum sentence being life imprisonment for penetrative sexual assault as well aggravated penetrative sexual assault. In Kathua, an eight-year-old girl from the nomadic Bakerwal community had gone missing from near her house on January 10 and a week later, her body was found in the same area. In the Unnao case, a 17-year-old girl has alleged that she was raped by BJP MLA Kuldeep Singh Sengar at his residence on June 4 last year.last_img read more

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Nets to play Thunder, Heat in Mexico City this December

first_imgDILG, PNP back suspension of classes during SEA Games It’s all part of the NBA’s emphasis on expanding the popularity of basketball in Mexico. Last season, the Phoenix Suns played the Dallas Mavericks and the San Antonio Spurs in Mexico City. The league has played 26 times in Mexico dating back to 1992, the most games held in any country outside of the U.S. and Canada.The games will be televised on ESPN.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ NGCP on security risk: Chinese just technical advisers View comments Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul MOST READ Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters NEW YORK, NY – NOVEMBER 03: Brook Lopez #11 of the Brooklyn Netsdies for the ball with Steven Adams #12 of the Oklahoma City Thunder in the second half at the Barclays Center on November 3, 2014 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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. Alex Goodlett/Getty Images/AFPNEW YORK — The Brooklyn Nets will travel to Mexico City in December for two regular-season games as part of the 25th anniversary of the first NBA game in Mexico.The league announced Wednesday that the Nets and Oklahoma City Thunder will play in Mexico City on Dec. 7. The Nets will play the Miami Heat on Dec. 9. Both games will be in Arena Ciudad de Mexico.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. EAC’s Laminou out for the NCAA season due to torn ACLlast_img read more

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