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NBA: Karl’s criticism of Sacramento Kings omitted from book—report

first_imgAs it turns out, the feisty mentor also had unflattering remarks about the last NBA team he ever coached, the Sacramento Kings, which did not make the book’s final cut, ESPN reported.The 65-year-old was unable to publish his sentiments regarding some of the Kings personnel—including volatile superstar DeMarcus Cousins, owner Vivek Ranadive, and general manager Vlade Divac—as he was “not authorized” to slander the California-based franchise.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra teammates show love for SlaughterSPORTSWe are youngSPORTSFreddie Roach: Manny Pacquiao is my Muhammad AliHis tumultuous stay in Sacramento only lasted 14 months, with the team firing him after he clashed with management, and amassing a mediocre 44-68 win-loss record.In compliance with a settlement agreement, Karl must refrain from critical commentary of the organization upon his departure, the report clarified. As fate of VFA hangs, PH and US forces take to the skies for exercise PH among economies most vulnerable to virus Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Inquirer 7: PBA highlights Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Senators to proceed with review of VFA Chinese-manned vessel unsettles Bohol town Smart’s Siklab Saya: A multi-city approach to esports Aside from his unprinted stories concerning the team’s key members, Karl also reportedly detailed a story about how current Kings’ forward Rudy Gay greeted him upon first arriving in Sac-town, who said “Welcome to basketball hell.” The exchange was left out as well from the final manuscript.Karl’s seemingly out-of-line remarks during his tenure at the Mile High City has sparked outrage from several of his former players who have publicly denounced his views.His extremely-strained relationship with Cousins was well documented last season, and it’s highly likely that ‘Boogie’ would have responded harshly to Karl’s thoughts about him. Khristian IbarrolaADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ We are young EDITORS’ PICK Former NBA bench boss George Karl. AP file photoFormer NBA coach George Karl left no stone unturned in terms of criticizing his former Denver Nuggets players in his new memoir “Furious George” set to be out next month.NBA: Ex-Nuggets coach George Karl lambasts Carmelo Anthony in new bookADVERTISEMENT Where did they go? Millions left Wuhan before quarantine Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan PLAY LIST 01:31Taiwan minister boards cruise ship turned away by Japan01:33WHO: ‘Global stocks of masks and respirators are now insufficient’01:01WHO: now 31,211 virus cases in China 102:02Vitamin C prevents but doesn’t cure diseases like coronavirus—medic03:07’HINDI PANG-SPORTS LANG!’03:03SILIP SA INTEL FUND View comments Smart hosts first 5G-powered esports exhibition match in PH Shanghai officials reveal novel coronavirus transmission modeslast_img read more

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WATCH: Danny ‘The King’ gets job done vs ‘Lightning’ McLaren in ONE Grand Prix

first_imgLOOK: LJ Reyes, Paolo Contis celebrate 1st birthday of baby Summer PSL: PLDT back on track after sweep of Marinerang Pilipina Benefits of township living Duterte lambasts Catholic Church anew in curse-laden speech before Filipino Baptists OSG petition a ‘clear sign’ of gov’t bid to block ABS-CBN franchise renewal — solon Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite PLAY LIST 02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award03:05Malakanyang bilib sa Phivolcs | Chona Yu01:26Homes destroyed after Taal Volcano eruption02:48ABS-CBN franchise has ‘natural deadline,’ no need for quo warranto — Gatchalian Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Sons Of Apollo releases new studio album ‘MMXX’ View comments 👑 “THE KING” CONQUERS “LIGHTNING” ⚡In a back-and-forth thriller, hometown hero Danny Kingad edges a game Reece McLaren by split decision! #WeAreONE #DawnOfHeroes #Manila #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/ZK3Yj6yMvX— ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) August 2, 2019MANILA, Philippines—The King proved to be more powerful than Lightning.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets‍‍‍ offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsDanny Kingad continued his upward momentum after his split decision win over Reece McLaren in the semifinals ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix semifinals in ONE: Dawn of Heroes Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.ADVERTISEMENT Kingad, who has won six straight, will face Demetrious Johnson in the finals of the Flyweight Grand Prix in Tokyo on Oct. 13.WATCH THE FULL BOUT HERE:  Steaming fissures on Taal Volcano Island spotted Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MRT-3 files raps vs engineer who brought ammunition to station MOST READ READ:  Danny Kingad escapes with split decision for ticket to Grand Prix finals ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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Give us Ramos, Navas for De Gea- Man U

first_img0Shares0000Costa RIca goal keeper, Kaylor Navas. PHOTO/FileMANCHESTER, July 11- Manchester United are reportedly demanding Real Madrid offer both Sergio Ramos and Keylor Navas in part of a swap deal for Spain goalkeeper David de Gea.The shot stopper has been strongly linked with a move back to his homeland in the off-season, with Los Blancos known admirers of the 24-year-old. And while United are determined to keep hold of the gloveman, his own desire to move to the Santiago Bernabeu may leave the Red Devils with little choice but to sell, although manager Louis van Gaal is unwilling to let him leave lightly.The Old Trafford outfit have already been tipped with a swoop for Spain defender Ramos, and could now look to use De Gea as a bargaining chip, while also maintaining their goalkeeping stock with the added acquisition of Navas.For now, though, De Gea remains very much a Man United player and is currently undergoing pre-season training with the rest of his team-mates, and is so far still a part of their tour plans, with a trip to the United States lined up for the English giants.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Bob Keisser: Prince saves not-so-Super show

first_imgThe five best: 1. Nationwide, starring K-Fed. Man has moves around the deep fryer. 2. Snickers, “The Kiss.” Two car repairmen bite ends of a Snickers and meet in the middle. 3. Blockbuster, “Click The Mouse.” The video company revived its animated rabbit and guinea pig from past campaigns and this one had them tormenting a computer “mouse.” 4. Bud Light. They get the volume award for ads featuring a “marriage auctioneer,” talking gorillas, and the “Axe Hitchiker.” 5. Chevrolet, “Car Wash.” What do you know, a funny car ad, in which men strip down and wash a car with hot ladies inside. It was fun to watch – once. Repeat viewings will require antacids. The five lamest: 1. Risk.com, “Heart Attacks.” Thugs with labels like “diabetes” beat up a heart on the streets of New York. 2. Doritos: They get the volume award for weak spots. 3. CareerBuilder.com, “Jungle.” Business people fight in the jungle. It probably sounded good on paper. 4. Revlon, “Sheryl Crow.” The lady sells out and sings “Not Fade Away” for hair color products. 5. Garmin, “Map.” Godzilla-sized map and alien fight. Couldn’t be worse even if Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe were in it. There were two “ads” that didn’t make the list because they were more promotional than advertising. One was effective and the other took a shot at Los Angeles. CBS did its own in-house ad for David Letterman’s show that showed the late-night talk show host cuddled up on a couch with his “love,” Oprah. The other was for the NFL Network. Martha Stewart, Jimmy Fallon and other celebs are at a Super Bowl party and it ends with a guest chatting with soccer stud David Beckham and saying, “You play football? In Los Angeles?” Nice way to rub it in, NFL. May it rain on all your Super Bowls. – Bob Keisser The most entertaining quarter was the first, and that assessment goes for CBS’ performance as well. The opening kickoff return for a touchdown by Devin Hester got the usually sedate Jim Nantz all fired up and you could actually hear real emotion in the congenial announcer’s voice rather than his usual modulated enthusiasm that often comes off as slick or cool. He got animated when the Bears almost picked off two passes on the first series, and really sounded excited when Reggie Wayne got wide-open on Peyton Manning’s first touchdown, then gasped when the point-after snap was fumbled. He got about as apoplectic as ever on the next series of fumbles and Thomas Jones’ long run which led to the Bears’ 14-6 lead, and one had to hope CBS had a paramedic nearby to keep track of Nantz’s unusually high blood pressure. It was good television, but it peaked right there. Nantz and Phil Simms seemed to vamp for the rest of the game, and missed several opportunities for good analysis. Simms said before kickoff that he didn’t think the rain would be a factor and then humbly corrected himself during the fumble-fest. But that’s all we got. There was no intimate discussion of how the conditions affect a quarterback, or how the slick grass made tackling difficult, or what shoes the teams were wearing and how that mattered. Comparisons are often unfair, but I had to imagine Fox’s Joe Buck and Troy Aikman, who are much more focused and intense, would have chewed on that. NBC’s John Madden would have had a field day examining bad weather dynamics. Simms is a solid analyst who doesn’t shriek, make bad jokes or repeat himself. He’s what I’d call a very good beat cop. But sometimes you want and need a detective. Simms never found a rhythm. Nantz came back with some great stats in the third quarter – the Bears offense was off the field for 56 minutes, and the Colts once had a 63-23 edge in plays – but neither man stressed that this is the way the Colts have played all season, finding ways to dominate the clock and run 20 more plays per game than their opponents. The game ended meekly and CBS’ telecast typically, with Nantz dropping an obviously scripted line about everyone in the Colts organization “from the secretaries to the janitors were here to see the Colts of Indianapolis win Super Bowl XLI.” Wait for it? It was as predictable as Prince putting on a good show. The work by the advertising community was commensurate with that of the Chicago Bears – some highlights, a few turnovers, and nothing memorable. The ad guys for Budweiser always score a few hits, there was the usual assortment of talking animals, and it was nice to see Jessica Simpson and Robert Goulet shilling again. The best ad of the day may have been the one that earned the most pregame notice and starred Kevin Federline. (See box for a ranking of the best and lamest.) There was nothing ad-wise that will knock “Apple 1984,” Cindy Crawford’s Pepsi ad, the Reebok Office Linebacker, “Fedex Castaway” or the Budweiser frogs off the all-time top 10 list. Other highlights and thoughts about CBS’ work: Why can’t analysts in the booth see replays as clearly as fans sitting at home watching on television? There were a few replays that were definitive but Nantz and Simms vacillated on their opinions. It reminded one of that HD commercial about the missing golf ball. Boomer Esiason and Shannon Sharpe are the worst studio analysts in the history of sportscasting. They’re the Oakland Raiders of analysts. When Dan Marino’s the best analyst on the set, you have a problem. The film piece opening the telecast that featured parents and siblings of the players talking about their sons and brothers was eloquent, effective and different. Billy Joel sang the national anthem and CBS briefly lost audio. He was good, but Simon Cowell wouldn’t have given him a ticket to Hollywood. I will boycott CBS’ prime time shows for the rest of February because the network felt obligated to run about 10,000 previews and promotions during the day. Except for “CSI,” of course. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! There undoubtedly were people in America WHO enjoyed CBS’ telecast of Super Bowl XLI: All Indianapolis Colts fans. Those who bet the Colts minus seven. The Nantz and Manning families. Meteorologists. Madison Avenue ad companies. But as pure television viewing enjoyment, the game had only one standout performance, and it came from a guy who stands all of 5-foot-3 and wore a do-rag on his head. Call him the MVP – Most Valuable Prince. The game itself didn’t live up to the most optimistic expectations considering there’s been a few close games the last half-decade. Thanks to the rain and slick field, it was a turnover-fest early, and the Colts ultimately won Super Bowl XLI because they finally found their rhythm, got a lead and started playing downhill. Give it up for K-Fed. On a Super Bowl Sunday in which Madison Avenue didn’t acquit itself memorably, the Man Who Married Britney Spears did an add for Nationwide that mocked his brief music career. He watched his own video while working the fry counter at a fast-food joint. Hey, maybe he’s the talented one in the ex-marriage. It was the one ad that stood out from its peers and one that might be remembered in years to come. Otherwise, there were more candidates for lame commercials than there were for the best. Considering most recent Super Bowl halftime shows have been perverse – unwieldy (multiple acts), boring (Paul McCartney), geriatric (Rolling Stones) OR malfunctioning (thank you, Ms. Jackson) – the performance by Prince was the most entertaining since Michael Jackson at Super Bowl XXVII, and Prince didn’t feel the need to grab his crotch once. It was the best Super Bowl performance ever by someone in purple (sorry, Vikings fans). And with his medley featured numerous songs from his “Purple Rain” film and soundtrack, it was also apropos for the weather. Prince has always been one of the best live performers in rock, and he showed why Sunday. last_img read more

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Border fence vote is pushed

first_imgSenate Minority Leader Harry Reid and California Sen. Dianne Feinstein said they expect many Democrats to support the Secure Fence Act of 2006. “Democrats are solidly behind controlling the border, and we support the border fence,” Feinstein said. “This is all meant to box Democrats in to voting `no’ and we’re not going to fall for it.” Added Reid, D-Nevada: “Democrats are for border security. And when the roll is called you’ll find Democrats on that roll.” Several Republicans said passing the border fence separately will not hurt chances of voting on a broad immigration reform later. “We only have about two weeks left, and I think we ought to get pragmatic about what we can finish,” said Texas Sen. John Cornyn. “People like me are committed to comprehensive reform.” Added Sen. Jim DeMint, R-S.C., “I think we’ve seen here that complete reform or comprehensive reform is not moving ahead until we can guarantee the American people that we can secure our borders. The only way to get comprehensive reform is to do this first.” Others, however, lambasted Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist for forcing the fence vote. “They’ve got to come to the reality that we have to do more than just border security,” said Sen. Larry Craig, R-Idaho. “We have job shortages showing up across the country at the moment. We are at a near crisis in American agriculture as our fruits and vegetables rot in the field. “Surely the House members aren’t so frightened of the politics of this issue that they don’t understand the reality of the problem,” Craig said. He and Feinstein said they will try to attach a bill originally written by Rep. Howard Berman, D-Van Nuys, that would legalize about 500,000 undocumented farmworkers. As of Tuesday night, however, it appeared unlikely that Frist would accept any amendments. Feinstein said she will vote in favor of the fence even if no guest-worker provisions are included. “We’ve got to get tough on the border,” she said. “There’s no question that the border is a sieve. What I regret is that it’s not going to solve the problem.” In the meantime, House Republicans on Thursday also will consider three additional bills aimed at cracking down on illegal immigrants. One particularly controversial measure would allow local police to enforce immigration laws. GOP leaders said they likely will insert those provisions into a Department of Homeland Security spending bill in order to get them passed quickly. Eun Sook Lee, executive director of the National Korean American Service and Education Consortium in Los Angeles, said she fears that Congress has lost the political will for immigration reform. “We feel like this is the first step in the wrong direction,” she said of the fence bill. “We think that they’re trying to take what seems like the easy way out of a complicated problem that deals with not just security but family and people’s lives. “Regardless of whether you’re a Democrat or a Republican, you really need to start finding your backbone,” Lee said. lisa.friedman@langnews.com (202) 662-8731160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREThe Christmas Truce of 1914 proved that peace is possibleIts passage would mark a significant step forward in months of legislative haggling over immigration reform and would open the door for Republicans to push through a flurry of additional get-tough border measures aimed at bolstering their base and turning up the heat on Democrats. “What Republicans appear to be doing is passing all the things for which there is a lot of support among the public and leaving the rest,” said Steven Camarota, research director for the Center for Immigration Studies, which favors a more restrictive immigration policy. As for the border fence, Camarota said, “In an election year, my guess is that Democrats are not going to fight it very hard. It’s not what they wanted, but they might go along.” As of Tuesday, that appeared to be the case. With a procedural vote set for this afternoon that would signal the start of debate on authorizing the double-layer fence along 2,000 miles of California, Arizona and Texas border land, Democrats appeared reluctant to put up much resistance. WASHINGTON – With the congressional session barreling to a close and politicians eager to hit the campaign trail, Republicans moved with new determination Tuesday to seal off the U.S. border and impose strict new immigration controls. The accelerated pace means the Senate is expected to consider as early as today Republican-sponsored legislation that would stretch 700 miles of fence along the U.S.-Mexico border. And while key Democrats said they would try to attach provisions that would legalize undocumented immigrants, they also vowed not to block the bill if Republicans force it to the floor without amendments. If the Senate approves the bill, it would go to President George W. Bush for his signature. last_img
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Glasgow Warriors to make their mark in Champions Cup, says Wilson

first_imgRyan Wilson feels Glasgow Warriors were perhaps under prepared for the step up in class in Europe in the past but says they’re ready to make their mark in the Champions Cup this year.The Warriors have never progressed beyond the group stages of Europe’s most prestigious cup competition which starts against Leicester next Friday – despite enjoying domestic success after winning the Pro 12 in 2015.The back row believes that they have not been able to deal with the level of opposition in previous years but, after being drawn against the Tigers, Munster and Racing 92, is confident they can qualify for the knockouts.Asked why they haven’t been able to replicate their Pro 12 form in Europe, he said: “For a lot of these teams, Europe is the biggest thing. “We start so well in the Pro 12 and come into this and it’s a step up, and maybe we’ve not been prepared as we would have liked to have been coming into Europe.“It’s just one of these things, the Pro 12 season is a long season so you can have slip-ups here and there and still manage to get some points back, whereas in the European Cup you’ve got to win your games and get as many points out of it as you can.“We want to qualify from the group and that has been a massive goal for us over the past four or five years.“We haven’t achieved that but this year is the year I feel we can definitely go on and do that.”last_img read more

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RW Q&A: Monisha Perkash, founder of Lumo Bodytech

first_imgTrevor Curwin How Myia Health’s Partnership with Mercy Virtua… Monisha Perkash is co-founder and CEO of a successful wearables company, Lumo Bodytech.She sat down with us at ReadWrite to to talk about her experience founding an IoT company today and to ponder what she sees as the future of IoT. She’ll be speaking on panel on bringing your wearable to market at the Wearable World Congress event, May 11 in Santa Clara.Perkash describers her firm as a wearables company that specializes in movement intelligence. “We use sensor technologies and algorithms to track human body movements to a very fine degree of resolution,” Perkash says. “We provide people with actionable feedback so they can move better. Think posture, yoga, running, golf, physical therapy. Any activity that requires proper  form, movement, and biomechanics, Lumo is well-positioned to help people with.Lumo’s wearable products are characteristically small with intelligent sensors. Perkash described the Lumo Lift, a small lapel pin that attaches to your shirt with magnets, and the Lumo Run, a tiny clip that could be attached to the waistband of your shorts. “When you slouch, the Lumo Lift reminds you to straighten up”, Perkash says. “The Lumo Run provides lab-quality feedback on running form. You know in real-time how your running form could change.How Lumo came aboutPerkash came up with the idea for Lumo seeing her co-founder and CTO, Andrew Chang, suffering from debilitating back pain. Perkash is married to a spine and sports physician, so she could understand how important posture really was. Perkash advised Andrew to attend a posture class and as a result Andrew learned how to manage his back pain. “Posture and back pain are truly scientifically linked,” Perkash says.She adds that for most people who suffer from back pain, the hardest part of improving one’s posture is being aware of. “We get so engrossed into our gadgets and computers that we don’t have any awareness,” Perkash said. Lumo began with the mission of find a solution so that “people could become more aware of their posture and help hundreds of people with their back pain.”Watch the whole interview: Related Posts Internet of Things Makes it Easier to Steal You…center_img Follow the Puck Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces Tags:#health#Internet of Things#IoT#Lumo BodyTech#wearables last_img read more

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Wimbledon 2018: Angelique Kerber, Jelena Ostapenko set up semi-final clash

first_imgAngelique Kerber and Jelena Ostapenko will go head-to-head against each other in the Wimbledon semi-finals after defeating Daria Kasatkina and Dominika Cibulkova respectively in the quarter-finals.Kerber, who converted her seventh match point to finally beat Kasatkina 6-3 7-5, reached the Wimbledon semis for the third time in her career. Ostapenko on the other hand, became the first Latvian to reach the last four of Wimbledon after her 7-5 6-4 win over Cibulkova.World No. 11 Kerber, also became the highest seeded woman to reach this year’s quarter-finals after all the top 10 seeds were knocked out of the tournament. This is the first time since Wimbledon began seeding players in 1920s that none of the top 10 seeds have reached the last 8 stage.Kerber is a former No. 1 and two-time major champion who was the runner-up at the All England Club two years ago and a semifinalist in 2012.A runner-up in 2016, @AngeliqueKerber has returned with her eyes set on the biggest prize…She beats Daria Kasatkina 6-3, 7-5 in a high-quality encounter to reach the #Wimbledon semi-finals pic.twitter.com/gAneXEiMJ7Wimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018Former world No. 1 Kerber was runner-up two years ago and a semi-finalist in 2012 and was not touted to reach the semis due to her bad run of form. But the two-time major champion, took full advantage of 14th-seeded Kasatkina, who made 31 unforced errors and seven double-faults.Kerber was 3-0 up in the first set before her 21-year-old opponent had time to react.Kasatkina steadied herself to reach 3-4 before she double-faulted on break point and lamely surrendered the game to Kerber, who then served for the set.advertisementThat was to be the story of the match with the Russian delighting the gasping crowd with some outrageously talented returns and passing shots only to self-destruct on serve.Kerber again broke to go 3-1 up in the second set before Kasatkina levelled for 3-3 only for another double fault to put Kerber back in the driving seat.The Russian broke back again for 4-4 but the German replied in kind immediately.With Kerber serving for a place in the last four, Kasatkina earned two break points with a forehand and levelled the scores before again failing to hold her serve and being left on the backfoot.Kasatkina then saved five match points before surviving yet another thanks to Hawkeye, with Kerber’s lob landing just beyond the baseline. The German finally won through to the semis when Kasatkina’s return found the net.The moment @AngeliqueKerber went one step closer to a first #Wimbledon title… pic.twitter.com/9PFcNj8mptWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018OSTAPENKO SCRIPTS HISTORYThirteen months after she captured the world’s attention by winning her first claycourt title at Roland Garros, Ostapenko will now hope to contest her first grasscourt final at the All England Club when she meet’s German 11th seed Angelique Kerber in Thursday’s last four showdown.”I am fighting till the end and it helps me gain more confidence. It’s great to be in the semis,” a beaming Ostapenko said after beating Cibulkova for the first time in three attempts.After more than a week of sizzling 30 degrees Celsius temperatures, the players struggled to find their range on a chilly and blustery Court One, where the ‘feels like’ temperature dipped to around the 14 degrees mark.Into the semi-finals without dropping a setIs a second Grand Slam title on the horizon for @JelenaOstapenk8?#Wimbledon pic.twitter.com/UJ0nCMd6doWimbledon (@Wimbledon) July 10, 2018Four of the first five games went against serve before 12th seed Ostapenko’s game finally caught fire in the 11th game when she broke Cibulkova to love with a blazing backhand down-the-line winner.Two successive aces, clocked at 103 and 106 mph, gave the 21-year-old the first set and the 2017 French Open champion tightened her grip on the contest when she ended another flurry of breaks to go 4-2 up in the second.Cibulkova did her best to try and hang on but the Slovakian was left chasing shadows as Ostapenko blasted a backhand winner on her first match point to reach the last four without dropping a set in this year’s tournament.There was no let up from Ostapenko throughout the 82-minute contest as she struck the ball with such ferocity that Cibulkova might have wanted to take cover as she watched 33 crisp winners fly off Ostapenko’s racket while her tally amounted to just six.(With inputs from Reuters)last_img read more