Spain’s talisman Rafael Nadal sealed a sixth Davis Cup title for his country on Sunday when they beat Canada 2-0 in the final of the revamped event.After a week of relentless tension and late-night heroics it was perhaps asking too much for the first final in the Davis Cup’s new guise to deliver a classic and so it proved as Spain became the last nation standing of the 18 who assembled in Madrid.With Spain’s King Felipe watching on, the 33-year-old Nadal fought off Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov 6-3 7-6(7) to give Spain their first title since 2011.If any player deserved to get his hands on the famous old trophy again it was Nadal after he worked overtime all week, often into the small hours, to win all eight matches he played.But he surely would have been happy had it been team mate Roberto Bautista Agut to have delivered the winning point.Bautista Agut had given the hosts a flying start, beating Felix Auger-Aliassime 7-6(3) 6-2 after returning to the squad following the death of his father.“An amazing week in every way,” said Nadal, who has now won 29 successive Davis Cup singles matches since 2004. “The vital person has been Roberto Bautista.”After beating Auger-Aliassime, Bautista Agut was embraced by his captain Sergi Bruguera and there were emotional scenes at the end as roars of “Campiones” echoed around the arena.“It was a dream day and all the team members have made an incredible effort, especially Rafa, going to sleep at three, four and five in the morning and the next day going out to play,” Bautista Agut said. “It can only be because we are Spanish.”SHAKIRA SINGSFor Gerard Pique, the Barcelona soccer player who has made revamping the Davis Cup into a tennis World Cup his mission, it was the perfect climax to a week in which the new format suffered glitches but could be judged a qualified success.Too many late nights, one session finishing at 4.07 a.m., a complicated group stage and tiny crowds at some ties mean there is still lots to improve if the $80 million Pique’s Kosmos company is investing in the event each year is sustainable.But Sunday felt like an authentic Davis Cup final, even if an appearance from Pique’s pop singer wife Shakira added a little more glamour than usual.Once the tennis began it quickly became apparent that Canada captain Frank Dancevic’s decision to change his lineup for the first time all week might have backfired.Vasek Pospisil, ranked 150, had been outstanding all week, beating Italy’s 12th-ranked Fabio Fognini and American Reilly Opelka in the group phase, taking down Australia’s John Millman in the quarter-finals and partnering Shapovalov to a deciding doubles victory over Russia in the semi-final.Auger-Aliassime, who has been out with an ankle injury, was given his first call of the week but was outplayed by a rock-solid Bautista Agut, who rejoined the squad on Saturday.That left Shapovalov seemingly facing mission impossible and his only chance was Nadal’s tank being dry.Having come this far there was no chance Nadal would falter — not with 25,000 Spaniards roaring at every whipped winner.When he took the opening set with a single break it was all feeling a little anti-climactic for the neutrals but Shapovalov injected some late drama into the proceedings.The Canadian’s serve began to click and his groundstrokes finally took the zip out of Nadal’s legs.Incredibly Nadal showed mercy at 6-4 in the tiebreak, failing to put away a short forehand, and Shapovalov arrowed a winner down the line. The Canadian, cheered on by hundreds of his countrymen, saved another match point then had a set point of his own but Nadal averted the danger with a heavy serve.Nadal got to a third match point and this time Shapovalov could not fight back.
LeBron James, Kobe Bryant offer words of support for Ronda Rousey Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modes Ginebra teammates show love for Slaughter United wrapped up the victory 12 minutes from time when Ibrahimovic reacted first as the ball bounced off Ander Herrera to fire low and hard past Darren Randolph from just inside the box, with replays showing the striker had been marginally offside.United had struggled to create chances before the break, but did draw one of the saves of the season from West Ham keeper, Randolph, in the 35th, before Jesse Lingard produced an equally spectacular miss.Antonio Valencia was set up at the back post after good work from Ibrahmovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan, but was foiled by the sprawling Randolph, who prevented the ball from crossing his line by the narrowest of margins.The rebound fell to Lingard with the goal at his mercy, but he could only direct his effort onto the post from two yards out, with West Ham somehow escaping as the ball bounced into Randolph’s hands.United remains sixth in the table, but has now moved within five points of second-place Liverpool, which was held to a 2-2 draw at Sunderland earlier on Monday.West Ham dropped to 13th.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:52Phivolcs: Taal eruption won’t trigger tremors from West Valley Fault00:50Trending Articles01:31Taiwan 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 EDITORS’ PICK Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Senators to proceed with review of VFA MOST READ We are young Despite its numerical advantage, United struggled to break down the home side for long spells and required a number of saves from goalkeeper David de Gea to keep West Ham out.“I think it was not a very good performance,” United manager Jose Mourinho said. “I think it’s very difficult to play football in these circumstances, 48 hours,” after both teams’ previous fixtures.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliSPORTSWe are young“Only when I brought fresh people on, Mata and (Marcus) Rashford, the team was different,” Mourinho added. “We gave width with Rashford, we gave an extra body in the creative area with Mata.”West Ham manager Slaven Bilic said his club would appeal against the three-game ban Feghouli is facing after his challenge on Phil Jones. PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town “I was very surprised (at the red card), I wouldn’t have been happy with a yellow. The more times I’ve seen it, it’s the other way round, it was Jones who made a more dangerous tackle than Feghouli,” Bilic said.“We are gutted and frustrated, but I’m very proud of the team and I told them after the game that if we continue to work hard and play for each other, we don’t have to worry, we’re going to be very high on the table.”Feghouli, making his first Premier League start for West Ham, was sent off after just 15 minutes in what replays suggested was a harsh decision.Manuel Lanzini brought two strong saves from De Gea before the break, while Michail Antonio was crucially denied by the Spanish goalkeeper when through one-on-one on the hour mark.West Ham was made to pay just three minutes later with Mourinho’s alterations proving crucial as Rashford beat two defenders before setting up Mata to finish from close range.ADVERTISEMENT Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic leaps over West Ham United’s goalkeeper Darren Randolph who clears the ball during their English Premier League soccer match between West Ham United and Manchester United at the London stadium, in London Monday, Jan. 2, 2017. (AP Photo/Alastair Grant)LONDON — Manchester United benefited from a controversial red card and an equally debatable goal to beat 10-man West Ham 2-0 in the English Premier League on Monday, earning a sixth successive victory.Substitute Juan Mata gave United the lead before Zlatan Ibrahimovic secured victory from what clearly appeared to be an offside position, after referee Mike Dean had controversially dismissed Sofiane Feghouli in the opening stages.ADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The sight of Brassington and Singh in handcuffs on callous and unwarranted charges has left me with a hollow and empty feeling. Vendetta and persecution reign supreme in our land of Guyana. What good does this mean-spirited and vindictive act do? Does it garner votes or lose votes? Does it appease the racists among us? What now? Will we see Carl Greenidge in handcuffs? This is a trampling of justice.The handcuffing of Singh and Brassington is an act of unspeakable cowardice by this APNU/AFC Administration.Sincerely,Nigel Hinds
1 Daniel Sturridge will not be available for Liverpool’s League Cup semi-final meeting with Stoke on Tuesday night.The Reds hitman has suffered numerous injury problems in recent seasons and has been restricted to just six appearances since April.Sturridge claimed on Boxing Day that he was back fit after a hamstring problem and ‘good to go’ but was not part of the squad for the 1-0 win over Sunderland and Saturday’s 2-0 defeat to West Ham.Jurgen Klopp has now revealed that the 26-year-old has suffered a minor setback in training and will not be ready for the first leg of Liverpool’s last four showdown with Stoke at the Britannia.“Daniel had some problems, not serious, but could not make a session and we had to wait a day,” said Klopp, who has regularly referred to the last month as effectively pre-season for Sturridge.“Because he didn’t have one session with the team it was not the usual plan for this week.“It is how a pre-season can be. Some little things happen and we have to handle this.“It is not a row of sessions and we say ‘Now we are here and go…’ I will pick him when he is ready, I will not hold him back.”With Divock Origi and Danny Ings also injured, Klopp currently has just one fit senior striker in Christian Benteke.The German, however, will continue to remain patient with Sturridge.He said: “It would be easy for me to say ‘Come on, let’s try, we have problems, we don’t score enough goals, let’s see what will happen’ but we have to wait and be patient.”Liverpool also look set to be without captain Jordan Henderson for the League Cup semi-final first leg at the Britannia.The midfielder suffered a recurrence of a foot problem which caused him to miss the weekend’s defeat to West Ham.“The tendon in the foot is painful but it is good and we hope when the blood is out of the foot the situation will be solved,” Klopp said.“It is not possible to train or play but we hope it is not serious. We have to wait, we cannot do any more.” Jurgen Klopp and Daniel Sturridge
Siem De Jong 1 Newcastle flop Siem De Jong has signed a three-year deal with Ajax, according to Dutch newspaper Telegraaf.The report claims the 28-year-old has agreed terms with the Dutch giants, bringing an end to a nightmare three-year spell on Tyneside.De Jong made just 26 appearances across all competitions for the Magpies, having suffered several injury problems during his stint with the Premier League side.However, after a decent loan-spell at PSV, Ajax have been persuaded to sign the forward before Thursday’s deadline.Rafa Benitez had clearly earmarked the sale of De Jong before the window shuts and his departure could bring about further acquisitions.
The missing plane was located at the start of February and investigators are now attempting to recover the body located in the wreckage of the aircraft carrying Sala and pilot David Ibbotson.It’s a story that has shaken the football world and it has even led to a crowdfund raising more than €300,000 to continue looking for the missing Piper Malibu after authorities called off the search three days after the incident. Sala was saying goodbye to his old team-mates at Nantes before going missing Nantes have demanded Cardiff City pay them for the transfer of Emiliano Sala.The striker had agreed a £15m move to the Premier League but was on board a plane which lost radar contact across the English Channel on 21 January. 2 2 ‘Sing a song for salaWe will never let you go,You’ll always be,At the city here with me’@CardiffCityFC #cityasone pic.twitter.com/YVDJrf3pDT— Adam Matthew (@adam_mm92) February 2, 2019 The wreckage of the plane carrying Cardiff City striker Emiliano Sala has been found It is understood the transfer fee is due to be paid in instalments and, according to the BBC, the French side want payment.The Argentine was Cardiff’s record signing and have reportedly withheld the first scheduled payment until they are satisfied with the documentation.It is believed Nantes are threatening legal action if they do not receive a certain sum within 10 days.A source at Cardiff is quoted as saying they will honour the contract, but not until they have clarified “all the facts.” Air Accidents Investigation Branch
On old Dortmund players Mats Hummels and Robert Lewandowski“I worked together with these boys. Two fantastic players.“I have to be really thankful. Without them probably my career would not be the same. We all benefited from each other.“That’s part of my life and part of my history. We’ll always have a lot of respect for each other.“I know a lot about them. I really like them. We will try everything to, what can I say? To let them not shine.”His Dortmund career adding to the Bayern Rivalry“Only more stress because all the people wanted 600 extra interviews with German news!“It’s not a little bit personal or whatever. 6 Atletico handed huge boost for Liverpool tie with Diego Costa returning from injury Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool face Bayern Munich this week Are Liverpool and Bayern similar?“No, we had different targets at the start of the season.“They were six-times in a row champion. We have maybe achieved a little bit more than expected, Bayern maybe a bit less [this season].“Both are in a similar situation but there is a long way to go. We only think about the Champions League situation tomorrow night.“If I wasn’t involved tomorrow I would try and buy a ticket.”The importance of home advantage in the Champions League“Playing home first is not usually an advantage but we don’t care.“These games usually when two good teams face each other will not be decided in one game. Injury update for Bayern tie“You want the complete line up? Dejan [Lovren] we have to see. Yesterday he had a clearing session. We’ll see how he reacted. Shaq [Xherdan Shaqiri] trained and looked good. We have to see.“Shaq yesterday had a clearing session. After that all thumbs were up. We will see how he reacted today.“Fabinho – if [he plays centre-back in the absence of Dejan Lovren] – the Champions League against Bayern Munich, it’s not an easy job.“We have tried to work on how we defend because we respect a lot the quality of Bayern Munich. We’ve tried to make the best of the situation.” “We respect the competition. There are two legs to play. We will be 100% focused for both of them.“Let’s create a basis we can use in the second game. It’s different but possible.”Liverpool’s recent Marbella break“You have the rhythm and keep the rhythm or have what we had and have a little break.“We had to work on a lot of tactical things. We tried to give some inputs tactical and fitness work and needed the time to bring a couple of players back. We didn’t think about the break really.”Klopp’s love for Liverpool“Very much. Much more than I could have expected because you never know.“The welcome was outstanding and since then it became better and better. We grew together and developed together.“I’m not always in the city very much so I’m not sure what people say about me but I feel it in the stadium is very positive.“We are a real competitor. It’s not enough but a very important step. The story so far is a nice one but not finished – yet.” Liverpool face another big week coming up 6 Top scorer in 2019: Messi, Mbappe and Sterling trailing Europe’s top marksman 6 Liverpool’s tough fixture List“We have only tough months in the season.“We have to be ready but be focused 100% on the game tomorrow night.”On facing Bayern“After being six years the dominator of the league it was clear this year would be different.“To become the champion you need to have the desire of a newcomer combined with the quality of a real contender.“Maybe at the start of the season they didn’t have that but now they are chasing the situation.“From my point of view that makes them even more dangerous.“Let’s enjoy the game together. We are a really strong side and that is what we have to show.” Liverpool set for Champions League boost as Takumi Minamino will be available Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp Mohamed Salah and Liverpool face Man United this weekend LATEST CHAMPIONS LEAGUE NEWS Jurgen Klopp is relishing Liverpool’s Champions League challenge against Bayern Munich this week and is determined to prove his side are one of Europe’s best.The Reds boss has faced the media ahead of another big week for the club. 6 6 Ancelotti tells fans he has Champions League dream for Everton BOOST “Whoever brought it up that in 2008 I had two phone calls with Bayern [about taking the manager’s job] I would never have said about it.“It’s long ago. It’s a big club and it was a big competition for us in Germany when I was [Dortmund manager].”Champions League or Premier League?“It’s difficult for me to answer the question but for all Liverpool fans it’s the Premier League. That’s clear.“But for now it’s the Champions League and we have to do our best tomorrow. Thank God we don’t have to decide that right now.“We have to create an atmosphere on the pitch tomorrow and make it easier for the people.“It will be outstanding tomorrow night. It’s something to enjoy. There’s a lot of power involved in the atmosphere.“Our crowd is really able to push us from 100% to 140%.” They face Bayern on Tuesday night in their round of 16 first-leg before making the trip to Old Trafford on Sunday to face Manchester United.And Klopp has had plenty to say ahead of the two huge clashes. on target Jurgen Klopp with Mats Hummels at Borussia Dortmund ready? Liverpool star Xherdan Shaqiri could return against Bayern Munich 6 Aiming high
Freddie Ljungberg has taken over from Unai Emery on a temporary basis, but Arsenal’s struggles have continued Allegri won five Serie A titles as manager of Juventus AFP or licensors Manchester United have also been linked with an interest in the six-time Italian league winner, with big doubts over Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s long-term future in charge.But Allgeri has said he has no plans to take a job mid-season and intends to see out the one-year sabbatical from football he planned when he left Juve last summer.However, the Italian chief has confirmed he is currently taking English lessons, which will fuel the rumours he is eyeing a move to the Premier League.Asked when he will start considering his options for his role role, Allegri told ESPN: “In June.“I don’t know if you can call it a sabbatical or not. Giovanni [Branchini] and I immediately came to that decision.“As soon as the relationship with Juventus came to an end the decision was to take a year out.“I had 18 years as a player and I’ve been in coaching for 16. I stopped this year after 34. I’m happy. 2 “I have a chance to reflect, go and talk to people, do things in my private life that I’m passionate about like going to the theatre, some art exhibitions, reading books.“Next year will be an important year. Important for the choice I end up making and the need to be prepared for it,” he said.“After a year out and five years at Juventus, I don’t want to go back into the game and do badly. That would do my head in.”Allegri left Premier League clubs on alert by admitting his English has improved a lot during his year out.The manager – who won Serie A five times in a row with Juventus and once at AC Milan – said: “I am taking lessons here in Milan. I manage to speak quite well. I find the listening part a bit more difficult.“If I’m talking to someone who helps me out by speaking a little slower then I understand. I watch films [in English] and if I read something in English I understand it fine.” Massimiliano Allegri has revealed he will wait until next summer to make his return to football, with Arsenal reportedly keen on the former Juventus boss.The 52-year-old is one of the favourites to succeed Unai Emery in the permanent Emirates Stadium hotseat, with Freddie Ljungberg leading the Gunners to a draw with Norwich and a shock defeat to Brighton in his first two outings as interim boss. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:01Loaded: 16.06%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Getty Images 2 Simon Jordan loathes Arsenal Fan TVSaturday is GameDay on talkSPORT as we bring you THREE live Premier League commentaries, including this weekend’s Manchester derby
An Indiana Conservation Officer canine performed a sweep of the area and officers from all agencies conducted foot patrols until Bladen was located. Monday at approximately 3:35 p.m., Officers located the body of Donald Bladen, Jr., 53, Dupont, in a wooded area just north of Birch Lake on Crosley Property. The Jennings County Coroner positively identified Bladen and pronounced him dead at the scene. Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating the death of a missing Dupont man whose body was found on state property at Crosley Fish and Wildlife area. At approximately 12:00 p.m., Indiana Conservation Officers, Indiana State Police, Jennings County Deputies, Jefferson County Deputies and Jennings County EMS arrived at Birch Lake, where Bladen’s vehicle was parked. The incident is currently under investigation. An autopsy is scheduled for later this week. Anyone with any information regarding the incident is encouraged to contact ICO dispatch at 812-837-9536.
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