US OPEN: Dimitrov, Thiem Advance to Second Round

first_imgGrigor Dimitrov made an assured start to his US Open with a 6-1 6-4 6-2 win over Czech qualifier Vaclav Safranek wednesday.The 26-year-old seventh seed, who won the Cincinnati title earlier this month without dropping a set, advanced in an hour and 48 minutes. Austria’s Dominic Thiem made short work of Alex de Minaur in their rain-delayed match, securing a 6-4 6-1 6-1 victory.The sixth seed resumed 1-0 up in the third set on Wednesday and took less than half an hour to complete his win.Thiem will play either Cypriot veteran Marcos Baghdatis or American 20-year-old Taylor Fritz in the second round.Elsewhere, French 26th seed Richard Gasquet, who reached the semi-finals at the US Open in 2013, lost 3-6 6-2 6-4 6-2 to world number 59 Leonardo Mayer.Tomas Berdych ensured there would be no repeat of home-crowd favourite Ryan Harrison’s 2016 heroics.American Harrison beat sixth seed Milos Raonic on his way to the third round at Flushing Meadows last year, but was swept aside 6-4 6-2 7-6 (7-4) by the Czech 15th seed.Gael Monfils won the all-French contest on Court 17, seeing off compatriot Jeremy Chardy 7-6 (8-6) 6-3 6-4 to set up a second-round meeting with Donald Young.Ukrainian Alexandr Dolgopolov, whose defeat by world number 114 Thiago Monteiro earlier this month is being investigated by the sport’s integrity unit, beat Germany’s Jan-Lennard Struff after retirements in the first round in 2015 and 2016 at the US Open.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse’s offense clicks in 16-5 blowout win against Wagner

first_img Published on February 21, 2016 at 2:05 pm Contact Sam: | @Sam4TR Facebook Twitter Google+ With her back to the net, Riley Donahue popped the ball out of her stick and faked a pass to a cutting teammate. Her right shoulder dipped toward the middle, the defender fell for it and Donahue spun toward the inside, suddenly alone with Wagner goalkeeper Kelsey Fee.Donahue faked right and Fee paid for biting. Fifty-six seconds in, Syracuse held a 1-0 advantage. Donahue threw her stick to the ground. It was a gauntlet Wagner never picked up.Katie Rowan, Wagner’s first-year coach, is Syracuse’s all-time leading scorer, but her return to the Carrier Dome Sunday found no such success. In the two teams first-ever meeting, the Orange (3-0) proved to have simply too much firepower for the Seahawks (0-2) to handle. Senior Tewaaraton award finalist Kayla Treanor paced the Orange offense with seven points while Donahue and Halle Majorana contributed hat tricks. The 16-5 win continued SU’s roll from its opening weekend, when it posted 26 goals in wins over then-No. 13 Loyola and Binghamton.“This is a really talented team,” Rowan said. “… This could be the year they go all the way.”In the first 16 minutes, Syracuse had scored nine goals and the team had abandoned its initial offensive set that included working the ball around the goal from 8 meters.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textInstead, the offense ran mainly through pick-and-rolls and flashes to the middle near the 8-meter line.By the time Taylor Gait’s roll to the middle put SU up 8-0 with 15:32 to go, Rowan had seen enough, calling timeout. Her head down, Rowan put her left hand to her forehead and gathered her team.The Seahawks ended the last 14:45 of the first half on a 2-1 run, one of which was scored by Kimmy Tumolo, the sister of SU assistant coach Michelle. Wagner’s defense settled in and denied passes to cutters in the middle. That, combined the Orange’s backups larger role, led to Syracuse struggles to finish as consistently in the final latter half of the first period.“(I said), we needed to stay more composed,” Rowan said. “We know they’re looking for back-checks, so just keep your feet moving … and we’ll work through it.”The glimmer of hope didn’t last. Eight seconds into the second half, Majorana received a long pass down the middle of field. She feinted right and flicked the ball behind her left shoulder into the net.When Majorana scored again three minutes later, the 10-goal lead switched on the mercy-rule running clock. Starting goalkeeper Allie Murray was replaced by backup Bri Stahrr. Three minutes later, Treanor scored again and SU head coach Gary Gait turned to assistant coach Regy Thorpe and gave a thumbs up.Four backups sprinted onto the field and, in much the same fashion they had the weekend before, closed the game as caretakers for a second-half Orange lead. Commentslast_img read more

Sumner County is back in moderate drought; but moisture may be on the way

first_img by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Drought is a lot like wayward children. Despite discipline and spats of good behavior, the bad in them eventually comes creeping back up.So is the case with drought. Sumner County, after experiencing a very wet spring and summer that took the county temporarily out of a three year drought, is back to being in “moderate drought” conditions according to the latest U.S. Drought Monitor map. See graphic here.Of course Sumner County is not alone. The whole state ranges from abnormally dry to extreme drought condition. Western Kansas seems to have the worst of it. The map says that 47 percent is in moderate drought and 34 percent is in severe drought. Since Dec. 1, according to the Wichita Mid Continent Airport Climate summary on the National Weather Service website, Sumner has had .11 inches in January and .71 in December.The Wellington City Council has been keeping its eye on the conditions of the water level. Currently, the Wellington Lake level is 20 inches below pool level. Wellington City Manager Gus Collins said the good news is the city water users are using just 1 million gallons a day in January. But that will change in the summer when the water usage will increase to 3.5 million a day.The Wellington city has currently been digging nine wells for another source of water in a proactive approach to combat arid conditions. The city also pulls out of the Chikaskia River.While it’s only January, and the conditions are apt to change — because, well, it it Kansas — the Wellington city has been mindful of future drought possibilities.Wellington, unlike the city of Caldwell, has avoided water rationing over the past three summers despite the drought. A lot of that could be described as dumb luck with Mother Nature providing moisture at the right time.But the possibility of water rationing, something that has not occurred since the early 1980s in Wellington, could very well happen, Collins said.Wellington council member B.J. Tracy at the last meeting said he would be in favor of forming a committee that would deal with water.As far as agriculture is concerned, the Kansas Wheat Commission in its monthly report said the biggest concern now for the 2014 crop is the temperature. There is little to no snow cover, and with it being so cold some producers are worried that the winter fields are susceptible to winter die-off.The good news is the National Weather Service is predicting moisture in the forecast. There is a 70 percent chance of precipitation on Saturday, and an 80 percent chance of snow on Tuesday. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new commentslast_img read more


first_img5 5 9 6% 5 33% 42% 6 6 $379,448 LEAVE IT TO EDDIE HASKELL IN CLOCKERS’ CORNER 4 ITM% 9 Vladimir Cerin24 5 $425,661 12 47% 8 6 44% Win% 6 16 Joel Rosario94 52% 16 14 SOME 100 BETTORS BENEFIT FROM THE STRONACH 5 Joseph Talamo68 18% Steve Knapp22 $427,253 12% 20% $91,194 2 $109,465 23% 4 $799,110 40% 18% 7 8 38% 6 $522,614 4 16% Richard Baltas55 4 6 $143,843 58% Martin Pedroza31 $362,524 9 13 20% 3 BAFFERT SAYS ‘EVERYTHING WORKED’ FOR JUSTIFY $174,849 $466,177 $491,761 59% SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 35% 8 8 16% 17% 4 5 Mike Smith35 Hector O. Palma24 Peter Miller50 11% 10 1 27% 11 $584,513 7 4 15% 3rd 23% Money Won 4 Tiago Pereira55 $328,540 6 $185,437 41% 8 Jeff Mullins28 7% 5 4 2 William Spawr10 13% 24 $187,762 16 $516,653 Flavien Prat88 4 47% JUSTIFY AMONG THE ‘VERY ELITE’ IN RACING HISTORYBob Baffert was back on the beat at Clockers’ Corner Saturday morning, less than 48 hours after his undefeated Triple Crown winner Justify was named Horse of the Year for 2018.“He’ll go down among a very elite group of horses,” Baffert said of the son of Scat Daddy, who numbered the Santa Anita Derby among his six career victories that included the Triple Crown sweep before his untimely retirement.“I’m happy for the connections and happy for the horse. I’ve been around a lot of talented horses and he’s one of the best that I’ve trained. What he did was pretty incredible, in that short period of time (his career began with a 9 ½-length maiden win at Santa Anita on Feb. 18 and concluded with his front-running Belmont Stakes triumph by 1 ¾ lengths on June 9).”In retrospect, however, Justify’s accomplishment did not shock Baffert.“We knew before he ran he was something special, but they have to prove it in the afternoon,” he said. “After he won his second out (a 6 ½-length score March 11 on a muddy track at Santa Anita), I knew right then.“I kept telling myself, ‘Don’t mess it up, Bob,’ and I was fortunate everything worked.”Meanwhile, McKinzie, heralded as the Kentucky Derby favorite before he was injured and Justify came along to inherit that role, is scheduled to head a talented field in this Saturday’s Grade II San Pasqual Stakes, a steppingstone to the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap March 9.The son of Street Sense trained by Baffert is likely to breeze tomorrow morning. Mike Smith would have the mount in the San Pasqual, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles. Other candidates include Battle of Midway (Flavien Prat) and Giant Expectations (Joel Rosario).Giant Expectations worked five furlongs Saturday for Peter Eurton in 1:00.80.TRAINER HOPES EDDIE HASKELL STAYS ON MARK SUNDAYWith three wins from five starts since being claimed for $50,000 last April 12, Eddie Haskell has proved to be a profitable purchase.Mark Glatt hopes the six-year-old gelded son of Square Eddie continues to pay dividends in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes for older horses at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf.“He’s done well for us,” the trainer said. “We’ll see if he can continue on his streak (he’s won two in a row for new owners Phil Wood and Jim Hailey). In the past, he hasn’t been as effective down the hill as he is at five-eighths (sprinting on Del Mar’s turf course), although he’s finished very close down the hill as well.“We’re hoping to get the money.”The field for the contentious Clocker’s Corner, race eight of 10 with a 12 noon first post time: Regal Born, Mario Gutierrez, 30-1; Cistron, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Eddie Haskell, Kent Desormeaux, 4-1; Secretary At War, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Hunt, Flavien Prat, 3-1; Pubilius Syrus, Geovanni Franco, 20-1; Conquest Tsunami, Drayden Van Dyke, 5-2; Blended Citizen, Joel Rosario, 12-1; and Calculator, Joe Talamo, 6-1.$2 MILLION GUARANTEED RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT UP FOR GRABSWith a mandatory payout looming on Saturday, Feb. 2, Santa Anita Park will again guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.The Grade I, $9 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational highlights a tremendous card from Gulfstream Park, while Santa Anita’s live racing is headlined by a total of four stakes restricted to California-bred or sired horses, with the 11th and final race, the $200,000 Unusual Heat Classic, for older horses at 1 1/8 miles on turf, the marque attraction.With $218,436 in “new” money wagered into Friday’s Rainbow Six, the live money pool reached $1,453,831 and produced six consolation winning tickets, each worth $19,448.60.Leg one in Saturday’s Rainbow Six is race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:06 p.m. PT. For additional information, please visit  or call (626) 574-RACE.FRIDAY’S STRONACH 5 RETURNS $1,314.90Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each.The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden Gate Fields in Classy Chasie ($22.60).Friday’s Stronach 5 sequenceLeg One – Laurel Park 9th race – The Mason Factor $4.60Leg Two -Gulfstream Park 10th race – Uno Mas Modelo $3.40Leg Three -Santa Anita Park 4th race – Ostini $8Leg Four – Gulfstream Park 11th race – Yako $12.40Leg Five – Golden Gate Fields 5th race – Classy Chasie $22.60The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the win pool favorite when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3PATH TO THE PEGASUS: EPISODE 4BOB BAFFERT SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW HECK YEAHMICHAEL MCCARTHY SHEDROW STROLL: GET TO KNOW CITY OF LIGHTIMPROBABLE WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTMULTIPLE STAKES WINNER BELLAFINA WORKING FOR TRAINER SIMON CALLAGHANNOLO CONTESTO(OUTSIDE) & FOXTAIL WORKING 5 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER JOHN SADLERFINISH LINES: Beach View, fourth in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes on dirt Dec. 26, returns to turf Saturday in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at 1 ¼ miles for trainer Leonard Powell, who will give Rafael Bejarano a leg up for the fourth consecutive time on the six-year-old Giant’s Causeway horse owned by Levy Racing.Photo of Justify and Bob Baffert from Belmont Stakes, June 2018 – Zoe Metz Photography Edwin Maldonado32 7 58% 6 13% 28% Ruben Fuentes47 12center_img 61% 8 17 Drayden Van Dyke62 6 4 60% 18 2nd 50% 4 4 Money Won $200,050 2 Agapito Delgadillo25 1 7 6 2 Assael Espinoza52 13% 1st 40% 52% 2 $690,372 18% 42% 15% Tyler Baze93 $285,241 $507,106 $609,013 Richard Mandella16 10 25% 9 19% 54% $1,061,803 J. Keith Desormeaux29 16 $165,199 4 31% John Sadler33 $87,407 34% 12 TrainerMts 34% 13 7 $213,056 4 42% 11 Mark Glatt28 13 42% Jerry Hollendorfer43 William E. Morey26 10 Kent Desormeaux43 Win% 19% 1 Doug O’Neill66 4 $102,611 7 1 12% 44% 3 Bob Baffert31 9 11 9 13% 5 49% 11 17% $1,467,119 3rd 17% 14% 4 1 Geovanni Franco76 Heriberto Figueroa84 5 JockeyMts 38% $472,720 4 2nd 5 4 1 41% 5 ITM% 8 $550,349 18% (Current Through Friday, Jan. 25) 5 71% Rafael Bejarano62 40% $2 MILLION RAINBOW PICK 6 JACKPOT UP FOR GRABS 3 1st 59% $105,376last_img read more