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Rafael Nadal of Spain celebrates after winning match point in his second round match against Tim Smyczek of the United States during day three of the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 21, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia.
Pope Francis on January 19 announced he will visit Uganda this year during his African tour. “I think it will be towards the end of the year because of the weather,” the pontiff said aboard the papal plane as he headed back to Rome after a weeklong visit in Asia, where he drew record crowds. The Argentinian pope, the first pontiff from Latin America, also confirmed plans to travel to the restive Central African Republic. The pope said he will visit Ecuador, Bolivia and Paraguay as well as the Central African Republic and Uganda. The dates of the 2015 trips, are however still in their planning stages and are not confirmed by the Vatican. They would come on top of his planned visit to the United States in September. -The last Pope to visit Uganda was John Paul II, who prayed at Gulu and Soroti districts, as well as Nakivubo Stadium and the Namugongo Martyrs shrine in March 1993. His predecessor, Pope Paul VI, had visited Uganda in August 1969.-Hillary Masaaba gd morn jk man ur hot in sports commentry se ...
Remembering Arthur Ashe who was born on this day in Arthur Robert Ashe, Jr. (July 10, 1943 – February 6, 1993) was an American World No. 1 professional tennis player. He won three Grand Slam titles, ranking him among the best tennis players from the United States. Ashe, an African American, was the first black player selected to the United States Davis Cup team and the only black man ever to win the singles title at Wimbledon, the US Open, and the Australian Open. He retired in 1980. He was ranked World No. 1 by Harry Hopman in 1968 and by Lance Tingay of The Daily Telegraph and World Tennis Magazine in 1975. In the ATP computer rankings, he peaked at No. 2 in May 1976. In the early 1980s, Ashe is believed to have contracted HIV from a blood transfusion he received during heart bypass surgery. Ashe publicly announced his illness in April 1992 and began working to educate others about HIV and AIDS. He founded the Arthur Ashe Foundation for the Defeat of AIDS and the Arthur Ashe Institute for Urban Health ...
Althea Gibson became the first black person to play in and win Wimbledon and the United States national tennis championship. She won both tournaments twice, in 1957 and 1958. In all, Gibson won 56 tournaments, including five Grand Slam singles events. The first black male champion was Arthur Ashe who won the 1968 U.S. Open, the 1970 Australian Open, and the 1975 Wimbledon championship
Murray eases through in Rotterdam 12 February 2014 Updated 20:30 British number one Andy Murray eased past Edouard Roger-Vasselin 6-3 6-3 to reach the second round of the ABN Amro world tennis tournament in Rotterdam. Second seed Murray required one hour, 29 minutes to overcome the Frenchman. Murray, who has slipped to number six in the world rankings following back surgery, reached the Australian Open quarter-finals in January. He accepted a late wildcard to play in Rotterdam after helping Great Britain beat United States in the Davis Cup. Defending champion Juan Martin del Potro of Argentina earlier beat France's Gael Monfils of France 7-6 6-3 to advance to the second round. Germany's Tommy Haas beat Fernando Verdasco in three sets, while there were wins for French duo Richard Gasquet and Nicolas Mahut. Qualifier Dominic Thiem of Austria beat Finland's Jarkko Nieminen 6-4 4-6 6-4.
Raven Klaasen of South Africa looks to return in his Men's Doubles Final with Eric Butorac of the United States against Lukasz Kubot of Poland and Robert Lindstedt of Sweden during day 13 of the 2014 Australian Open at Melbourne Park on January 25, 2014 in Melbourne, Australia.
World January 2014 December 1, 2013 admin No Comment January 2014 International Current Affairs – Get latest Current Affairs of January 2014 month and Major world Events happened in January 2014. “Five-time champion Serena Williams advanced to the fourth round of the Australian Open tennis tournament with ease as temperatures topped 100 degrees Fahrenheit (38 Celsius) for the fourth consecutive day. China’s Li Na also won.” — 18 January 2014 “Director Steven Spielberg on Wednesday dethroned media mogul Oprah Winfrey as the most influential celebrity in the United States, according to an annual study by Forbes magazine that was dominated by film directors.” — 17 January 2014 “A wave of attacks in Iraq, including car bombs in Baghdad, killed 73 people on Wednesday as militants took more territory from security forces in crisis-hit Anbar province.” — 16 January 2014 “British Prime Minister David Cameron has directed his Cabinet Secretary to establish the facts behind claims that Marga ...
Serena retains big lead in rankings 13 January By SAPA Berlin – Serena Williams maintained her substantial lead at the top of the women's tennis rankings issued by the WTA. The American has 13,260 points with nearest challenger Victoria Azarenka in second place with 8,151. Williams faces Ash Barty in the first round of the Australian Open on Monday. Victory in Melbourne would bring her an 18th Grand Slam title, the same as greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. The only changes to the rankings took place outside the top 10. WTA top 10 as of January 13 (previous ranking in parenthesis): 1. (1) Serena Williams, United States, 13,260 points 2. (2) Victoria Azarenka, Belarus, 8,151 3. (3) Maria Scharapowa, Russia, 6,076 4. (4) Li Na, China, 5,970 5. (5) Agnieszka Radwanska, Poland, 5,470 6. (6) Petra Kvitova, Czech Republic, 4,835 7. (7) Sara Errani, Italy, 4,435 8. (8) Jelena Jankovic, Serbia, 4,230 9. (9) Angelique Kerber, Germany, 4,070 10. (10) Caroline Wozniacki, Denmark, 3,520 – Sapa-dpa
Stosur, Tomic handed kind Hopman Cup draw have drawn and for their campaign starting in hosts will be represented by and for the exhibition team tournament in with the former US Open champion set to tackle Radwanska, Flavia and in her first tune-up for the Australian Open in will prepare for the major with group matches against and are the tournament's seventh seeds, and need to top Group B to reach the final - set for 4 - where they would meet one of Group A's France, the Czech Republic, the United States or the and the Spaniards (twice) are responsible for winning the past four Cups, with Anabel Medina Garrigues swapping Fernando Verdasco for Tommy Robredo as they attempt to defend the title. Robredo and Garrigues combined to reach the final in 2007, but lost to Russia. John Isner won the event in 2011 alongside Bethanie Mattek-Sands, but the towering American is teaming up with Australian Open semi-finalist Sloane Stephens in 2013/14. Isner is set for an entertaining battle with fellow big-server Jo-Wi ...
This Day in Auto History 2.22.1938 Timothy Mayer is born in Scranton, USA. Tim Mayer and his elder brother Teddy both attended Yale University. Teddy went on to law school at Cornell but, as soon as he was 21 and able to get a competition lisence, Tim went racing with an Austin Healey, supported by his new wife Garrill. His exploits showed that he was very quick. For the 1960 season he decided to go into open-wheeler racing and acquired a Lotus 18 Formula Junior car. He finished second in five of the eight races in which he competed before the car was destroyed in a race at Louisville. Tim was then drafted into the US Army and stationed in Puerto Rico but despite this he managed to organize leave on the necessary weekends and flew back and forth to the United States to compete in Formula Junior in a team organized by his brother Teddy. Rev-Em Racing featured Mayer and another brilliant youngster named Peter Revson. Mayer won the 1962 SCCA Formula Junior title in a Cooper and at the end of the year was giv ...
More top universities to offer free online courses :- More top universities outside the United States are joining the rush to offer "massive open online courses" that are broadening access to higher education. Coursera and edX, two leading providers of so-called MOOCs, announced major expansions that will roughly double the number of university partners offering free online classes through their websites. Mountain View, California-based Coursera said it will add 29 institutions, including 16 outside the US Over the next several months, they will offer about 90 new courses, including some taught in French, Spanish, Italian and Chinese. "Having courses taught in other languages will enable more students to take our classes," said Andrew Ng, a Stanford University professor who co-founded Coursera. Coursera currently offers 220 courses from 33 institutions and has nearly 2.8 million registered users who have signed up for nearly 10 million courses, Ng said. The new partners include Chinese University of Hong ...
--For those who might be interested, I am reading the biography of John Adams by David McCullough. Adams is currently (in the book) on his second trip representing the rebellious United States, this time to England. Reading about his voyages across the Atlantic is scary stuff. No easy passage on a luxury liner! --Still following the Australian Open. I think I favor Li Na of China; don't know much about Azarenka of Belarus. --Spent yesterday at a Continuing Legal Education (CLE) seminar on End-of-Life documents. Do y'all have a Health Care Power of Attorney (HC POA) completed and signed? Get to it! --It's still cold - cold - COLD !
Mardy Fish opts out of the Australian Open: Former Top-10 Mardy Fish of the United States has withdrawn from the...
Today, 4:12a Cool story, if your into golf, hope this doesn't bore everyone! Ha Ha!! SYDNEY (AP) Two club golfers playing The Lakes - site of the Australian Open beginning Dec. 6 - hit consecutive holes-in-one on the par-3 ninth hole Wednesday. Peter Hough and Jonathan Cook had the back-to-back aces with Hough, a member at The Lakes, holing out first on the 136-yard hole. Both used 7-irons. Cook, a member at the nearby Beverley Park club, said ``the whole place went nuts.'' The National Hole in One Registry website in the United States quotes the odds of two players from the same foursome acing the same hole is 17 million to one.
News Maria books spot in Olympics Final Posted on August 3, 2012 Maria is through to Saturday's final at the Olympics in London and is guaranteed a gold or silver medal. In today's semi-final, Maria defeated No.14 seed Maria Kirilenko of Russia 6-2 6-3 in an hour and 29 minutes. In the first set, Maria had 1 total of 18 winners (9 on the forehand side) to Kirilenko's 3 winners and got the first break of the match to lead 4-2. Maria won the next two games and won set-point on a blistering backhand winner down-the-line. First set: 6-2 in 36 minutes. Kirilenko broke Maria to lead 3-2 in the second set. Maria re-grouped and won four straight games to book her spot in the final. Maria hit a forehand swinging volley on match point. Second set: 6-3 in 53 minutes. In Saturday's final, Maria will play No.4 seed Serena Williams of the United States. Maria has played Williams ten times before and trails the series 2-8, here are the matches they have played against each other: 2004 Miami R4: Williams won 6-4 6-3 2004 ...
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