“I’ve never played anyone ranked ‘there’ nor do I have time. Respect me and my privacy as I’m trying to have a baby. Good day sir.”Williams, 35, won this year’s Australian Open for her seventh Melbourne crown and her 23rd Slam singles title, setting an Open Era record and moving one shy of Margaret Court’s all-time Slam singles title record.In April, Williams announced that she was pregnant and would not compete for the remainder of the season.Williams has won Wimbledon and the Australian Open seven times, the US Open six times and the French Open three times.McEnroe, 58, is a former world number one like Williams. He won four US Open and three Wimbledon singles titles. Serena asks McEnroe for respect after comparison to menNew York, United States | AFP | Serena Williams, a 23-time Grand Slam singles champion, fired back Monday at John McEnroe’s remark that she would only rank about 700th on the men’s tennis circuit.McEnroe, a seven-time Grand Slam singles winner, called Williams “best female player ever — no question,” in comments to National Public Radio aired Sunday.But asked why she should not be considered the best of all time, McEnroe added: “If she had to just play the circuit — the men’s circuit — that would be an entirely different story.”McEnroe, speaking on a tour to promote his new book “But Seriously,” said he would place Williams “like 700 in the world” on the ATP Tour.On Monday, Williams responded in two Twitter postings.“Dear John, I adore and respect you but please please keep me out of your statements that are not factually based,” she wrote. Share on: WhatsApp
Justin Peters, Doan Smith and Derek Georgopoulos scored three times in first period to power the Riders to its second victory of the season over the Leafs.The three goals chased Leaf starting goalie Adam Maida from the net after one period.Fernie dumped Nelson 5-1 January 17 in the East Kootenay City.Darnel St. Pierre scored in the second to cut the margin to 3-1. But Calvin Tisley added an insurance goal in the third period as the riders rebounded from a 13-1 shot domination by Nelson to out shoot the home side 12-5 in the third.Nelson out shot the Ghostriders 25-21.The Leafs return to action Saturday when the Murdoch Division club hosts Grand Forks at 7 p.m. in the NDCC Arena.LEAGUE NOTES: Former Nelson Leafs and Fernie Ghostriders Connor McLaughlin was named the ACAC Hockey Online player of the week after accumulating seven points during a weekend series. McLaughlin played two seasons for Selkirk College before moving on to the Alberta College League. . . .The Leafs welcomed forward Matt MacDonald and defenceman Patrick Croome back to the lineup for Friday’s game against Fernie. MacDonald returned from the injured list while Croome completed serving a suspension picked up in Fernie January 17. . . . Leaf coach and GM Dave McLellan served his second game of a suspension that will end at the end of the regular season for using an ineligibile player. The Nelson Leafs saw some light at the end of the tunnel with the return of a few injured players from sickbay.The good news, however, didn’t pay off on the ice as Fernie Ghostriders skated into the NDCC Arena and made off with a 4-1 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory Friday.The result saw Nelson lose for the 14th straight time — the long losing streak is partly due to the KIJHL stripping the Leafs of eight points, and a handful of wins, after the Heritage City franchise was found guilty of using an ineligible player.
SANTA CLARA — Tight end George Kittle is expected to miss the 49ers game tonight against the Seattle Seahawks, but a slew of regulars are expected back from extended absences.Garrett Celek, an eighth-year tight end, was activated off the physically unable to perform list after his surgically repaired back responded well in last week’s practices.SANTA CLARA, CA – DECEMBER 16: San Francisco 49ers’ Garrett Celek (88) is congratulated on his touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks in the second …
The 2012 Vawdon Cup will commence this Friday, 17 August and will be contested over 10 rounds right through until Grand Final day on Saturday, 3 November 2012. This year’s competition will see 81 teams competing across nine divisions, comprising of Men’s, Women’s, Mixed and Masters grades from all over the greater Sydney region.For the first time, the Wollongong Devils will field a Men’s Open team in the Men’s Premier League division which will include 2012 Australian Trans Tasman representatives Matt Tope, Terry Deegan (Men’s) and Michael Chapman (Mixed) as well as plenty of exciting up-and-coming talent. This year’s competition is set to be fierce and last year’s Vawdon Cup winners will be out to retain their titles when the Cup begins Friday night. The draw includes two double-header rounds to be played on Sunday, 9 September (Rounds 4 and 5) and Sunday, 7 October (Rounds 8 and 9).The competition will be an ideal opportunity for those players selected in the New South Wales teams to sharpen their teeth against some of the state’s best talent before they take on Queensland in the 2012 State of Origin Series, to be held in conjunction with the National Youth Championships in late September in Port Macquarie. For more information about the 2012 Vawdon Cup, please visit the following websites:www.nswtouch.com.auhttp://nswtaevents.sportingpulse.net2011 Vawdon Cup Results:Men’s Premier League Eastern Suburbs 8 defeated Penrith Panthers 6Women’s Premier League Wollongong Devils 7 defeated Canterbury Bulldogs 5Mixed Premier League Eastern Suburbs 6 defeated Taren Point 5Men’s Division 1 Wollongong Devils 6 defeated by Hornsby Lions 7Men’s Division 2 Penrith Panthers (1) 9 defeated Liverpool Lightning 7Men’s Division 3Hills Hornets 4 defeated Taren Point 3Women’s Division 1 Wollongong Devils 3 defeated by Eastern Suburbs Roosters 5Women’s Division 2 Hills Hornets 3 defeated by Western Suburbs Magpies 6Men’s MastersPenrith Panthers 7 defeated Western Suburbs Magpies 4Men’s Seniors Canterbury Bulldogs 7 defeated Penrith Panthers 4Related Links2012 Vawdon Cup
Southampton boss Hasenhuttl willing to go with the kidsby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveSouthampton boss Ralph Hasenhuttl is willing to go with the kids with their survival push.Hasenhuttl has already put his faith in youth having given opportunities to academy graduates Yan Valery, Tyreke Johnson and Michael Obafemi.“Our philosophy is to give the young players a chance for the future because they are our future,” said Hasenhuttl.“I want them to be part of the squad and it can happen with Ramsay in the next game against Man City gets the chance to play.“We have a few jewels in the academy and my challenge is to work with them and make them better and that is only possible if you give them a chance to play against good teams. Why not?” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
TagsTransfersAbout the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say Aston Villa boss Smith denies Chelsea want Abraham recall: I’d be amazedby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveAston Villa manager Dean Smith says he would be surprised if Chelsea ended Tammy Abraham’s loan prematurely. Reports have claimed 21-year-old could be recalled by Chelsea and then loaned out to a Premier League club, with Wolves particuarly interested in signing the England international.Given Abraham has scored 16 goals for Villa this season, Smith insists the Blues are happy with the striker’s progress.”He’s enjoying himself as a person and developing as a player,” said Smith. “All three parties (Abraham, Chelsea and Villa) seem very happy with what’s going on.”There will always be speculation but I’ll be amazed if he, Chelsea or ourselves would want to upset that.”
About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: AVB fumed when Chelsea sold De Bruyneby Freddie Taylora month agoSend to a friendShare the loveWhen Chelsea sold Kevin De Bruyne, their manager at the time was furious with the club’s board.A new report has revealed that Andre Villas-Boas, who was the club’s boss in 2011, was not happy with the decision to part with De Bruyne.Chelsea felt they had enough quality in attacking midfield, allowing the Belgian to move to Werder Bremen.The Athletic says Villas-Boas did not even know that De Bruyne was being pushed for a transfer until he was sold.The matter left him livid, but it was a short lived issue as AVB lost his job two months later.Chelsea have always regretted selling De Bruyne, as he signed for Manchester City a couple of years later and went from strength to strength.
TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say REVEALED: Man Utd must work with Raiola to land Haalandby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveManchester United face having to deal with Mino Raiola if they want Erling Haaland.United spies watched the Champions League sensation hit a hat-trick in RB Salzburg’s 6-2 demolition of Genk on Tuesday, says The Sun.Erling, 19, had a season at Molde under Old Trafford boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer.But the Norwegian is being advised by Raiola, who has been at odds with United over the future of unsettled Paul Pogba.Raiola’s input was the talk of the English scouts sent to watch the son of former Leeds and Man City player Alf-Inge Haaland.
IG/collegegamedayJoey Galloway is one of the best wide receivers to ever play at Ohio State. From 1991-1994, Galloway put up 2,085 total yards from scrimmage and scored 23 touchdowns, per sports-reference.com. He also did some damage in the return game, averaging 25 yards on kick returns during his career and scoring a touchdown as a senior. Today, he’s back in Columbus, and he got in some work with quarterback-turned-receiver Braxton Miller.New WR @BraxtonMiller5 gets in some work under Buckeyes legend Joey Galloway’s guidance. https://t.co/sq6pFh0QcT— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) August 10, 2015Obviously things are much easier against air, but it looks like Miller has soft hands, and is adjusting well to the move.