Trojans continue Pac-12 play against Stanford, Cal

first_imgFollowing a successful start to Pac-12 play, USC’s men’s tennis team will take on conference foes Stanford and California at Marks Stadium this weekend, marking the Trojans’ third and fourth Pac-12 matches of the season.Comeback kid · Junior Roberto Quiroz fought his way back into the national rankings this season after 10 consecutive singles victories. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe Trojans (20-2, 2-0) have won 11 consecutive matches, and look to continue their streak against the No. 52 Cardinal (9-2, 2-0) and the No. 18 Bears (12-3, 2-0).After a brief stint atop the national rankings, the Trojans enter this weekend’s conference matchups at No. 2 in the Intercollegiate Tennis Association’s national team rankings.Senior captain Ray Sarmiento leads USC in individual rankings with the No. 3 spot in the nation, a career high for the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native.Following in Sarmiento’s footsteps are No. 12-ranked junior Yannick Hanfmann, No. 44-ranked junior Jonny Wang, No. 56-ranked junior Roberto Quiroz and No. 100-ranked sophomore Max de Vroome. Hanfmann is ranked 12th in the country, while Wang, Quiroz and de Vroome are ranked 44th, 56th and 100th, respectively.Sarmiento and Hanfmann have climbed up to the No. 5 spot in the doubles rankings together, while senior Michael Grant and freshman Nick Crystal are ranked No. 60.Crystal has been partnering up with Quiroz lately, and the duo has yet to lose a match.The two were instrumental in USC’s success last weekend, a road trip during which they took home 6-1 wins against Oregon and Washington. The Trojans insist that they will keep their competitive juices flowing against the Cardinal and the Bears.“We try to prepare mentally for each match the same way and make sure we are 100 percent ready to go every match,” Sarmiento said.Stanford, California and USC are all 2-0 in Pac-12 play, with the Cardinal and Golden Bears both racking up wins over Utah and Arizona last week.Stanford boasts the No. 55-ranked singles player in the nation in Maciek Romanowicz, but has no ranked doubles teams. Cal, on the other hand, has two ranked singles players in No. 70 Ben McLachlan and No. 89 Campbell Johnson. The Bears also can claim two ranked doubles teams: Gregory Bayane and Chase Melton are ranked No. 14 and McLachlan and Andre Goransson are ranked No. 67.“Right now, Cal is better because of the [rankings] but Stanford has [its] history and we can’t underestimate [that],” junior Roberto Quiroz said.Indeed, the Cardinal have won 17 national championships in men’s tennis, just behind the Trojans, who have earned 20 national titles — the most of any team in the country. Stanford is also the only men’s tennis team other than USC to have won the national championship four years in a row.Though Stanford has fallen out of the national spotlight recently, the Trojans still treat each matchup with respect and look at each as a learning opportunity.“Going into this weekend, we just want to keep getting better as a team and make sure we continue to do our jobs individually,” Sarmiento said. “These are just matches that [give] us an opportunity to keep our momentum and move forward.”Moving forward will be important for Sarmiento, who lost both of his singles matches last weekend — his first back-to-back losses of the season.The losses brought Sarmiento’s total record to 18-7 overall on the season, and 10-2 in dual match play. Quiroz, along with de Vroome and junior Eric Johnson, has reached the 20-win club in singles play this season, with Johnson and de Vroome each earning 21 wins. Quiroz has also strung together an impressive 10-match winning streak in singles.This year, the team is trying to rise above and beyond in the Pac-12 conference.“The goal is to give [ourselves] a chance to win the NCAA [Tournament],” Quiroz said. “And yes, I see the team very [focused] on our goals.”The Trojans face the Cardinal today at 1:30 p.m. and the Bears on Saturday at 1:00 p.m. in Marks Stadium.last_img read more

Džeko visited the Olympic Committee in B&H

first_imgFootball player of the national representation of B&H, Edin Džeko visited the Olympic Committee today.The management of the Olympic Committee in B&H and the Faculty of Sport and Physical   Education of the University of Sarajevo joined Edin for a one hour discussion and talked about the current positive sport events in B&H.Edin expressed his deepest gratitude and satisfaction because of the fact that Sarajevo and East Sarajevo are the hosts of the EYOF in 2017 and because of the overall positive atmosphere in the football headquarters of B&H.The president of the Olympic Committee in B&H, Professor Izet Rađo supported the candidacy of Edin Džeko for the City of Sarajevo Awards in Honor of April 6th.last_img read more

Apple CEO Tim Cook Joins Twitter

first_imgselena larson Facebook is Becoming Less Personal and More Pro… Tags:#Apple#Tim Cook#twitter Related Posts The Dos and Don’ts of Brand Awareness Videoscenter_img A Comprehensive Guide to a Content Audit Guide to Performing Bulk Email Verification Apple CEO Tim Cook has joined Twitter. His account describes him as “CEO Apple, Fan of Auburn football and Duke basketball.” The account’s first followers included Apple exec support engineer @axelj, marketing chief @pschiller and Twitter employee @miguelrios.He joins the Twittersphere just in time to enjoy the maelstrom of Apple-related tweets surrounding the iPhone launch. The timing is probably no coincidence, with the iPhone 5s and 5c reaching stores today.The Twitter account still lacks the blue check mark that designates a verified account, but Apple told CNBC that @tim_cook is, in fact, Apple’s fearless leader.UPDATE: Tim Cook’s Twitter account is verified. He now has over 34,000 followers and that number is rapidly growing. last_img read more

Tams rip Eagles, force do-or-die

first_imgBrace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Tolentino anchored the Tamaraws’ strong start, while Cani sparkled in the last two quarters as FEU lived to fight another day, while dealing Ateneo its second straight loss of the season, counting the setback to rival La Salle at the end of the second round of the eliminations.“I don’t feel any regret transferring to FEU and wishing I was still with Ateneo, because they (Tamaraws) accepted me wholeheartedly,” said Tolentino in Filipino.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout“The FEU mentality, the spirit, I’ve already adopted it at the start of the season.”The rubber match, which will determine La Salle’s opponent in the best-of-three finals, is set this Wednesday at Mall of Asia Arena. No taming the mighty Red Lions Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles03:16UAAP Season 80 Preview: Ateneo Blue Eagles02:36Archers, Eagles favorites to win UAAP Season 8001:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games View comments CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA LATEST STORIES QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netIt’s been two years years since Arvin Tolentino and Hubert Cani left Ateneo for Far Eastern University, but the duo made sure the Blue Eagles felt the impact of their departure with the Tamaraws’ season on the line.Returning to haunt their former team, Tolentino and Cani starred in each half as the Tamaraws dealt the top seed Eagles a stunning 80-67 defeat on Sunday night to forge a do-or-die clash for the second finals seat of UAAP Season 80 at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT “I didn’t want my UAAP career to finish today,” said Dennison.“I want to play in the finals. In our last practice, I told the team to give everything and leave our fears behind.”The Tamaraws played with a spring in their step, closing out on Ateneo’s gunners, while beating them to offensive rebounds on the other end, particularly in the second half, where they had 14 second-chance points.Richard Escoto had nine points and grabbed five offensive boards, typifying FEU’s workmanlike display on both ends of the floor.“Definitely, this is our best game,” said Racela. “We were confident that we can finish strong. But what we did was take Ateneo’s twice-to-beat advantage. But we’ll have to play better them again on Wednesday.” Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa “It’s a sweet win, of course, but as coach Olsen (Racela) said, this game is finished and we have to focus on the next game,” said Cani, who poured eight of his 11 points in the second half.“We know Ateneo is difficult to beat because they’re a very disciplined team.”Ron Dennison fired 17 points and grabbed eight boards for the Tamaraws, who held the Eagles to a season low output in what FEU Racela described as his team’s best game of the season yet.On his final year for the Tamaraws, Dennison said he was determined to prolong his career to one more game.Dennison’s play rubbed off on his teammates as they seized control early and stopped every Ateneo counter in the second half where the Tamaraws led by as much as 17 points on Cani’s triple with under three minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Read Nextlast_img read more

10 months agoLiverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successful

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Liverpool legend Dalglish hails Klopp’s market work: They’re all successfulby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool legend Kenny Dalglish has hailed the work in the transfer market of Jurgen Klopp.Klopp brought in four new players in the summer transfer window, spending over £150million.“Virgil came in at a very important time, stamped his authority on it,” Dalglish said on Sky Sports. “He’s a great presence and he’s really produced the goods since he’s come in in January.“It might have been a lot of money but they got £140m for [Philippe] Coutinho.“They went out and spent some on Virgil, some on the goalkeeper – by the way, two great signings.“I think it’s important also that it’s Virgil’s first full season, the goalkeeper’s first full season.”Fabinho’s kicking on and starting to get his feet, starting to play well.“Keita the same, Shaqiri comes on and scores two against Manchester United.“When you sign players, it’s great to see them be successful.” last_img read more

9 months agoMilik: Napoli can match Juventus

first_imgMilik: Napoli can match Juventusby Carlos Volcano9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveNapoli striker Arkadiusz Milik insists they can match Juventus.Milik believes the runaway Serie A leaders can still be caught.He said, “Coming back after two injuries and being at your best isn’t easy. My knee injuries took me out of shape, so I have to get back to my best and keep growing.“We can all do better. I’m happy with what I’m right doing now, but let’s look ahead. We want to go all the way this season and anything is still possible.“We’re strong, so why don’t we try to stop Juventus? Let’s look ahead to the games we have coming up.” About the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

14 days agoLaLiga president Tebas hopes to see Neymar return to Spain

first_imgTagsTransfersAbout the authorCarlos VolcanoShare the loveHave your say LaLiga president Tebas hopes to see Neymar return to Spainby Carlos Volcano14 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveLaLiga president Javier Tebas admits he’d like to see Neymar return to Spain.The PSG star was a target for Real Madrid and former club Barcelona, though ultimately remained a PSG player when the summer market shut.However, Tebas still retains hope of seeing Neymar in the LaLiga again.”Neymar, Mourinho, Guardiola … There is room for everyone,” he said. “Neymar is currently at PSG, and his arrival seemed unrealistic at the time, and I think the transfer window is not ready for him yet.” last_img read more

Ronaldo reveals the toughest defender he has ever faced

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo has revealed the name of the toughest defender he has ever faced in his career with his answer leaving many people surprisedOver the course of his glittering 16-year career at senior level, Ronaldo has played alongside and against some of the greatest players throughout the world of football.In terms of defenders, the Real Madrid star has come across the likes of Gerard Pique, Mats Hummels, Dani Alves and Carlos Puyol.Yet, despite now going up against the world’s most expensive defender in Virgil van Dijk in this Saturday’s Champions League final against Liverpool, it is somebody of a much smaller stature that has caused the Portuguese forward the most trouble.In an interview, after being asked a series of lifestyle and sport-related questions, Ronaldo was asked: “Who is the toughest defender you have played against?.”After a moment of careful consideration, the five-time Ballon d’Or winner replied: “Ashley Cole”.Franck Ribery, FiorentinaFiorentina owner: “Ribery played better than Ronaldo!” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Fiorentina owner Rocco Commisso was left gushing over Franck Ribery’s performance against Juventus, which he rates above that of even Cristiano Ronaldo’s.¡IMPRESCINDIBLE! ??¿QUIÉN es MÁS GUAPO? ¿@Cristiano o Edu??? El TEST MÁS PERSONAL de @EduAguirre7 en #ElChiringuitoDeMega— El Chiringuito TV (@elchiringuitotv) May 24, 2018Ashley Cole was formerly a left-back for both Chelsea and Arsenal in the Premier League and was frequently pitted against Ronaldo during his Manchester United days, where they had a number of high profile battles.The former England international now plays alongside Zlatan Ibrahimovic at LA Galaxy, whom he also captains, in the MLS.last_img read more