French Open Halep, Wawrinka, Cornet, and Wozniacki through

first_imgROMANIAN third seed Simona Halep sealed her place in the French Open tennis fourth round with a 6-0 7-5 win over Russia’s Daria Kasatkina.Halep, 25, is viewed as one of the favourites after winning the Madrid Open and reaching the Rome Open final.Ninth seed Agnieszka Radwanska of Poland was stunned 6-2 6-1 by French world number 43 Alize Cornet.In the men’s draw, Swiss third seed Stan Wawrinka beat Fabio Fognini 7-6 (7-2) 6-0 6-2 to reach the last 16. Halep initially threatened to cruise past Kasatkina as she won the opening set in 30 minutes, only for the 20-year-old Russian to fight back in the second.Trailing 3-1, Kasatkina won the next four games to move 5-3 ahead before Halep regained control to progress on her fourth match point.“I played really well at the beginning,” Halep said.“She was coming back really strongly and I think my energy went a bit down. She’s a really tough opponent.”Carla Suarez Navarro, the Spanish 21st seed, set up a meeting with Halep with a 6-4 6-4 win over 14th seed Elena Vesnina of Russia.Former Wimbledon finalist Radwanska, 28, failed to win any of her seven service games as Cornet ensured there will be a French woman in the quarter-finals for the first time since Marion Bartoli in 2011.Cornet, 27, meets compatriot Caroline Garcia for a place in the last eight.Garcia needed more than two and a half hours to win 6-4 4-6 9-7 against Taiwanese Hsieh Su-wei, who beat British number one Johanna Konta in the first round.Former world number one Caroline Wozniacki resumed her match against 18-year-old American Catherine Bellis after rain stopped play on Friday night, the Dane going to complete a 6-2 2-6 6-3 win.Wawrinka, 32, is yet to drop a set at Roland Garros this year as he looks to emulate his 2015 triumph.The Swiss third seed looked in danger of doing that in the opening set against Fognini, but the Italian 28th seed failed to serve out and then lost a one-sided tie-break.Fognini, 30, had won two of his three matches against top-five opponents this year, beating then fourth-ranked Kei Nishikori in Miami and world number one Andy Murray in Rome.But he capitulated after losing the first set to Wawrinka, failing to take a game in the second as he served up five double faults and produced several wayward forehands.Fognini saved two match points at 5-2 in the third, before the Swiss fired down an unreturnable serve on the third.“It was a very good first set and I was a bit hesitant, but after that I relaxed,” Wawrinka said.“I am playing very well at the moment but we all know how that can go in a Grand Slam. Each game gets more difficult.”Croatian seventh seed Marin Cilic eased to a 6-1 6-3 6-3 victory over Spain’s Feliciano Lopez.(BBC Sport)last_img read more

MLB trade rumors: Red Sox could pursue White Sox slugger Jose Abreu, Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson

first_img Pumpsie Green, Red Sox’s first African American player, dies at 85 The #RedSox are among the teams to evaluate #BlueJays reliever Daniel Hudson in recent days. Hudson, with a 0.93 ERA in his last 16 outings, is drawing trade interest from multiple teams, source says. @MLBNetwork @MLB— Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) July 21, 2019Abreu, 32, has spent his entire six-year career with the White Sox. The three-time All-Star is slashing .273/.307/.491 with 21 home runs and 69 RBIs in 95 games with Chicago this season.Boston president of baseball operations Dave Dombrowski has “long admired” Abreu, according to Forbes’ report. Related News Florida’s Feleipe Franks calls baseball a ‘backup plan’ “I think everything started with the rotation,” Cora said. “We know that. We do feel those guys are going to give us a chance to win. … We have enough arms to finish the job.”The Red Sox finished play Sunday three games out of the second American League wild-card spot with a 54-46 record. The Red Sox have some targets in mind if they decide to be buyers before the July 31 trade deadline.Boston is “monitoring” the availability of White Sox slugger Jose Abreu and evaluating a potential deal for Blue Jays reliever Daniel Hudson, according to reports from Forbes and MLB.com. Dave Dombrowski has long admired Jose Abreu. The @RedSox are among a few teams monitoring Abreu’s availability. He might be most impactful bat on the market if @whitesox we’re willing to deal him. Could trade him and re-sign him but value as a rental is limited.— Phil Rogers (@philgrogers) July 19, 2019Hudson, meanwhile, is in his first year with the Blue Jays. He holds a 5-2 record with a 2.72 ERA in 40 appearances in 2019.The 32-year-old right-hander has also pitched for the White Sox, Diamondbacks, Pirates and Dodgers during his 10 MLB seasons.The Red Sox already completed one trade this month as they acquired starter Andrew Cashner from the Orioles. There’s a chance the team is finished making moves after that deal, Dombrowski told reporters.“We might (stand pat),” Dombrowski said, via MassLive.com. “I think it’s one of those where we’ll analyze and see what takes place. … When you look out there, there’s a good core of guys we like.”Boston manager Alex Cora said the team “should be fine” as presently constructed. Red Sox trade news: Boston acquires Andrew Cashner from Orioleslast_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Thursday, July 10, 2014

first_imgWellington Police notes for Thursday, July 10, 2014:•12:21 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 300 block W. 7th, Wellington. •4:35 a.m. Officers investigated criminal carrying of a weapon in the 200 block N. C, Wellington.•5:04 a.m.  Amber D. Baker, 35, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with criminal carrying of a weapon.•12:15 p.m. Officers took a report of a family dispute of a known subject(s) in the 800 block N. Woodlawn, Wellington.•1:34 p.m. Officers investigated an identity theft in the 500 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•2:54 p.m. Tyson P. Hodson, 18, Wellington was arrested and confined on a Sumner County Warrant for three counts of criminal damage to property and one count of conspiracy to commit criminal damage to property.•3 p.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a financial card in the 200 block W. Harvey, Wellington.•3:30 p.m., No news release.•4:30 p.m. Non-Injury accident in the 800 block N. U.S. 81, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Lena M. Sistrunk, 75, Wellington and Gail I. Wyse, 48, Haysville, Ks.•4:30 p.m. Lena M. Sistrunk, 75, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for Inattentive Driving.•6:42 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1800 block E. 16th, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Chelsi A. Hansen, 21, Wellington and juvenile female, 15, Wellington.•8:15 p.m. Officers took a report of found drivers’ license in the 300 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.last_img read more

Council wants T-Mobile to pursue old tower site

first_imgWHITTIER – The City Council wants T-Mobile to continue looking for another site for a proposed cell tower, instead of across the street from East Whittier Middle School. The Council voted 4-1 Tuesday to give the company until Oct. 23 to see if it can reach an agreement with the owner of the Whittier Medical Plaza, 14350 Whittier Blvd. The vote came after a July 24 meeting when the City Council asked T-Mobile to find another site. T-Mobile now wants to install the antenna at the Second Church of Christ Scientist, Whittier, 8723 Catalina Ave. “I just don’t feel I’m ready to give up on the applicant giving a final shot with Whittier Medical Plaza,” Councilwoman Cathy Warner said. So far, the owner of the medical building has refused to sign a lease with T-Mobile. Luke Lucas, regional development manager for T-Mobile, said Wednesday his company will try again. Lucas said he doesn’t know why the owner of the building won’t allow the installation of the tower. Nearby residents and school officials have opposed the cell tower because of health and aesthetics concerns. “They are unsightly and there are unknown dangers you don’t know about,” said Whittier resident Grace Nakamura. “It’s a new technology.” But the council isn’t allowed to consider questions of health, said City Attorney Dick Jones. Councilman Bob Henderson, the lone dissenter, said the city should approve the tower at the church. “While I understand and am sympathetic to all of the neighbors, scientific panels have looked at (the issue) over the decades and they feel there is absolutely no risk,” Henderson said. Councilman Greg Nordbak said he was ready not to give T-Mobile a variance for the tower. The tower would be 60-feet-high in a residential area, but the city has a height restriction of only 35 feet. “They haven’t demonstrated reasons for the variance,” Nordbak said. “What they’re asking is for us to increase coverage so they can market themselves competitively. I don’t see that as my problem.” Henderson said the city already has granted four other variances to towers in residential zones. But those were in parks or greenways, Councilman Joe Vinatieri countered. “This property is unique to that determination,” Vinatieri said. “I’m concerned whether (the church) is the least intrusive site (for a cell tower),” he said. “If we could get something reasonable for the landlord to sign, I think we should work on that.” [email protected] (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3022160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more