Serena alleges victim of ‘discrimination’ over drug tests

first_img(REUTERS) – Serena Williams has accused anti-doping authorities of “discrimination” because of the frequency with which she has been selected for random drug tests.The 23-time Grand Slam winner had previously described her treatment by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) as shocking and raised questions about the number of times she had been tested this year.Williams expressed her frustration again on Tuesday after a visit from doping officials.“… and it’s that time of the day to get “randomly” drug-tested and only test Serena,” the 36-year-old wrote on Twitter.“Out of all the players it’s been proved I’m the one getting tested the most. Discrimination? I think so. At least I’ll be keeping the sport clean.”A report published by website Deadspin in June revealed Williams had already been tested on five occasions in 2018 while other American players had been tested once or not at all.Williams, who gave birth to daughter Olympia 10 months ago, is working her way back on tour and her remarkable run to the Wimbledon final ensured she returned to the world’s top 30 in the WTA rankings this month.last_img read more

Northwoods League Announces Delayed Start To Season

first_img 360p The St. Cloud Rox had been scheduled to open the season at Rochester on May 26th. No definitive start time was given in the release. About Connatix V56490 About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) 720p HDcenter_img The Northwoods League will not open the season as planned on May 26th, according to a release sent out by the league Friday. The delayed start is due to the extension of Wisconsin’s “Stay at Home” policy, which runs through May 26th.Given the state of Wisconsin has extended its “Safer at Home” order through May 26th, a League-wide opening day of May 26th is no longer possible. The League will continue to consider multiple scenarios as each state determines its policies, always predicated on the assumption that adequate safeguards can be put in place in ballparks in states where there are no restrictions on large gatherings in order to assure fan, player and personnel safety. Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD 1/1last_img read more

Transfer gossip: Sunday Mirror say Whites want Clyne

first_imgFulham want to sign Liverpool right-back Nathaniel Clyne on loan, the Sunday Mirror reports.The newspaper say the Whites and Leicester are keen on Clyne but that Cardiff City are favourites to snap him up.AdChoices广告The England international previously played under Cardiff boss Neil Warnock at Crystal Palace.Inter want Cahill, Sunday Express claimThere continues to be speculation over the future of Gary Cahill.The defender has been tipped to leave Chelsea next month, having been out of favour under Blues boss Maurizio Sarri.He has been linked with a number of clubs ahead of the transfer window, including Arsenal.The Sunday Express claim Inter Milan want him and have launched a bid to “hijack” Arsenal’s supposed move for Cahill.More speculation over Morata’s futureA number of Sunday’s newspapers declare that Alvaro Morata’s future at Chelsea looks even bleaker after comments by Sarri.Sarri was asked if he regarded Eden Hazard as his best option as a centre-forward.He said: “In the last matches I prefer this solution. For the future everything is open.“I think that Alvaro is better in the box and better to attack spaces but I have to say Eden is improving.“It’s different as Eden is better when he comes to play with the midfielders and opens spaces. He’s another way of playing.”Lazio could move for Zappacosta – Sunday MirrorIt is claimed that Lazio could make a move for Chelsea defender Davide Zappacosta.The Sunday Mirror say Zappacosta has been lined up by Lazio as a possible alternative signing if they are unable to agree a deal for Manchester United’s Matteo Darmian, who has been linked with the Rome club.Hummels would cost £30m – reportEmbed from Getty Images Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook The transfer stories in Sunday’s newspapers involving the area’s clubs…Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Chelsea have been told they must pay £30m if they want to sign Bayern Munich defender Mats Hummels, The Sun on Sunday say.It follows recent reports which claimed that the Germany centre-back is a Blues transfer target.last_img read more

Romalho wins second GuyanaNRA Record Shoot

first_imgRifle shooter Leo Romalho staved off a strong challenge from Sherwin Felicien to win his  second Guyana National Rifle Association Record Shoot in as many weeks. Romalho and Felicien each  recorded 116 points but Romalho shot seven V-bulls to Felicien’s five at the event held at the Timehri Rifle Ranges, Yarrowkabra, Linden Soesdyke Highway.Two possible were recorded on the day, veteran Ransford Goodluck recorded one at  the 300-yard range (50.5).Incidentally, Goodluck ended with nine V-bulls, the most on day, 9. The other possible was recorded by Felicien at the 500-yard  rane where he shot 35.0. last_img read more

Anand set for Legends of Chess tourney; meets Svidler in opener

first_imgLast Updated: 21st July, 2020 10:02 IST Anand Set For Legends Of Chess Tourney; Meets Svidler In Opener Indian ace Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign at the chess24 Legends of Chess tournament against Russia’s Peter Svidler WATCH US LIVE WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Anand Gandhi releases ‘Emergence’ poster on the seventh anniversary of ‘Ship of Theseus’ 1 month ago SGNP’s Royal Bengal Tiger passes away due to rare cancer and chronic renal disease First Published: 21st July, 2020 10:02 IST COMMENT “I am looking forward to returning to the chessboard and particularly excited to participate in this inter-generational challenge,” the former world champion said. Anand will subsequently take on world number one Magnus Carlsen, Vladimir Kramnik, Anish Giri, Peter Leko, Ian Nepomnaichtchi, Boris Gelfand, Ding Liren and Vasyl Ivanchuk. The tournament, which runs till August 5 will see Anand return to action after reaching home from Germany where he was stuck for over three months.  He featured in the Online Nations Cup during his stay in Germany.Carlsen, Liren, Nepomniachtchi and Giri, semifinalists at the Chessable Masters (part of the Magnus Carlsen Tour), received an automatic invite for the event, and will be up against six legends aged 40-52, who have been at the top of world chess at various points in their career. Legends of Chess is part of the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour. The winner will qualify for the USD 300,000 Grand Final scheduled from August 9 to 20. Thus far, Carlsen with two titles and Russian Daniil Dubov (one title) have made the cut. If the Legends event throws up a new champion, then the fourth spot could go to Hikaru Nakamura, who heads the points tally for non-winners for now.The semifinals will be played over the best-of-three sets. Each set comprises four rapid games (15 minutes plus 10-second increment per move for each player). If the score remains 2-2, two blitz games will be played (five minutes plus three-second increment). If the tie persists, then an Armageddon game will be played. Here, a player with white pieces has five minutes against four to his rival. In case of a draw, black is awarded the match. Image credits: PTI center_img 2 months ago Anand Mahindra shares a video of kids playing, calls it his ‘Monday motivation’ FOLLOW US Written By 1 month ago Anand Mahindra in awe of Sikh Battalion’s Jaikara; ‘would be suicidal to mess with them’ Press Trust Of India 1 month ago Anand Ahuja recalls Parisian holiday with Sonam Kapoor, gushes about ‘everyday phenomenal’ LIVE TV Indian ace Viswanathan Anand will open his campaign at the chess24 Legends of Chess tournament against Russia’s Peter Svidler. The Indian ace is making his maiden appearance in the Magnus Carlsen Chess Tour as is Svidler, an eight-time Russian champion and World Cup winner. The round-robin games, beginning from Tuesday, are best-of-four game contests to be played online.Anand set for Legends of Chess tourneylast_img read more

Lagos and Imo Dominate Para-Power lifting at the National Sports Festival

first_imgRukayat Ajiboye of Lagos on Friday in Abuja won the 45Kg category of the women’s para-power lifting competition to claim the gold medal at the ongoing 19th National Sports Festival.Loveth Abokin from Delta finished second to win the silver medal, saying she could not perform well due to fatigue.“We left Edo on Wednesday at 8 a.m. and we arrived in Abuja on Thursday at 2 p.m. Our bus had a problem on our way to Abuja, and we slept in the bus overnight.“For me, with my disability, I needed more time to rest before participating in any competition today. So, I’m not happy that I came second,” she said.However, Ajiboye on her part told the News Agency of Nigeria that this was her first time of winning a medal in a competition such as this.“I thank God for the victory. I have never won anything in the past seven years I have been participating in competitions.“We were eight in my category and I am happy that I came first. This is the best thing that has ever happened to me,” she said.Chinomso Onyebueke of Abia placed third to win the event’s bronze medal.Lucy Ihuoma of Imo, competing in the women’s 41kg category, also lifted 107kg to also win the gold medal in the event.Ihuoma, while speaking to NAN, expressed joy that she has made her state proud in the competition.Esther Nwogu of Rivers placed second to win the silver medal, saying her performance was affected by her inability to lift in the third round because she was tired.“However, I am happy to finish in second position,’’ she said.Ben Nsini of Akwa Ibom won the bronze medal, and said it was a miracle for her to take third position in the competition.“This is because I did not have the strength to lift in the third round,’’ she said.NAN reports that the 19th edition of the National Sports Festival, which started on Thursday, will end on Dec.16.Relatedlast_img read more

Dirt Wars 2.0 is this weekend at Idaho Falls

first_imgIDAHO FALLS, Idaho – A pair of $1,000 to win features for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds are on the schedule for Idaho Falls Raceway’s Dirt Wars 2.0 special this Friday and Saturday, July 24 and 25.Both races are qualifying events for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. IMCA SportMods race for $500 to win each night. All applicable points, including local track, will be given in both divisions.Drivers’ meetings start at 5:30 p.m., hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Pit gates are open all day Friday and Saturday.Car and driver for the Modifieds is $50 each night. Pit passes are $25.Grandstand admission for the weekend is $15 for adults, $5 for kids ages 4-12 and free for ages three and under.Dirt drags, freestyle motocross, an arachnophobia monster truck ride and exhibition truck and tractor pulls are also on the weekend’s schedule.More information is available by calling promoter Josh Dingman at 208 390-9494 or Live A Little Productions at 1-888-490-1990, at the and websites, and on the Snake River Stock Car Association Facebook page.last_img read more

Dale Jr. to retire at end of season

first_imgDale Earnhardt Jr. will retire after the 2017 NASCAR season. “Junior,” has 603 career starts and 26 wins on the NASCAR circuit and won the Daytona 500 in 2004 and 2014. The 42-year-old has recently suffered concussion-like symptoms and has decided to call it quits.Earnhardt has become a vocal advocate for research of sports-related brain injuries.Earnhardt’s best finish in eight starts this season was fifth place at Texas Motor Speedway on April 9. He currently is ranked 24th in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings.Story by Bill PollockShare this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Cranbourne make a statement

first_imgOUTER EAST NETBLL REVIEW – ROUND 10 PREMIER What a win in the context of the season for Cranbourne. The…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription. By Nick Creely last_img

A win for the sock exchange

first_imgBy Kyra Gillespie The noble efforts of a 10-year-old boy who collected thousands of pairs of socks and underwear for…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img