View comments Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Church wedding serves as an inspiration for Barroca Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Denmark’s Caroline Wozniacki kisses her trophy after defeating Romania’s Simona Halep during the women’s singles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Saturday, Jan. 27, 2018. (Photo by DITA ALANGKARA / AP)MELBOURNE, Australia — It took Caroline Wozniacki 43 majors and two failed attempts in finals before finally claiming her first Grand Slam singles title.One of the first things she did as a champion was apologize to top-seeded Simona Halep following her 7-6 (2), 3-6, 6-4 win in the Australian Open final on Saturday night.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Neil Diamond’s “Sweet Caroline” played over the stadium speakers as the 27-year-old Danish player carried the Daphne Akhurst Memorial Cup around Rod Laver Arena.Wozniacki lost two US Open finals – in ’09 and 2014 – and Halep lost two French Open finals before their meeting at Melbourne Park.It was the first time in the Open era that players ranked No. 1 and 2 were meeting in a major final without either having won a Grand Slam title.So the pressure was on.It was the first time in the Open era that both Australian Open finalists had saved match points before reaching the final, also, so in some ways the pressure was off.In Halep’s case, she was the first player who had saved match points in multiple matches to have reached the final. She saved triple match point and rallied in the third set to beat Laura Davis 15-13 in the third set of her third-round match, and also needed to save match points in her semifinal against Angelique Kerber.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “I’m sorry, I’m just taking a second to hug Daphne,” Wozniacki said, pausing as she clutched the winner’s trophy in the on-court ceremony. “I dreamt of this moment so many years, to be here now it’s a dream come true.”More than seven years after appearing in her first Grand Slam final at the 2009 US Open – a straight sets loss to Serena Williams – Wozniacki can finally erase the “but never won a major” footnote that has long been attached to her resume.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“I’m never going to get the question again about being a world No. 1 without a Slam,” she said after leaving the court.Wozniacki will regain the top ranking next week for the first time in six years – beating Serena Williams’ record of 5 years, 29 days between stints at No. 1 on the women’s tour – in another benefit of beating the top-seeded Halep. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Wozniacki saved match points in her second-round win over Jana Fett and later said she was relaxed because for the rest of the tournament she was “playing with the house money.”So both players rolled the dice in the 2-hour, 49-minute final, which featured some long, absorbing rallies and 10 service breaks – including six in an eight-game run in the third set.“I know that today is a tough day,” Wozniacki said to Halep. “I’m sorry I had to win today but I’m sure we’ll have many matches in the future. Incredible match, incredible fight. And again, I’m sorry.”Halep was playing with an injured left ankle, needed treatment for dizziness in the second set and had rallied from a break down in the third set to lead 4-3 when Wozniacki took a medical time out to have her left knee taped. In the end, she just ran out of steam.“It’s not easy to talk now,” Halep said at the presentation. “It’s been a great tournament for me. I started not very well with the ankle injury. I just wanted to give my best every match, which I did. Of course I’m sad I couldn’t win today but Caroline was better than me. Sad that I couldn’t make it the third time, maybe the fourth time will be with luck.”Wozniacki is the third first-time major winner in the four Grand Slam tournaments since Serena Williams won the 2017 Australian Open for her record 23rd Grand Slam title.Serena Williams, who beat her older sister, Venus, in last year’s final, took time out for her pregnancy and the birth of her first child in September, and is preparing to return to competition next month.Wozniaki was ranked No. 1 for 67 weeks, including 49 straight from Feb. 21, 2011 until Victoria Azarenka replaced her on Jan. 30, 2012.Wozniacki got a break in Halep’s first service game and had a chance to serve for the first set at 5-3, but the Romanian rallied to break back and to force a tiebreaker. After getting an early jump in the tiebreaker, Wozniacki won the last three points to win a set for the first time in a Grand Slam final.Halep fended off four break points to hold early in the second set, and called for the trainer after holding in the fifth to get her blood pressure and pulse taken. Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. She returned and broke for a 5-3 lead before leveling the match.The players had a 10-minute break between the second and third sets with the temperature at 30.5 Celsius (87 Fahrenheit) and 60 percent humidity.Wozniacki appeared to sense Halep’s fatigue and attacked hard, getting a break in the second game.Halep converted her sixth breakpoint chance when Wozniacki double-faulted for the first time in the set. It was 2-1.There was a total of four straight service breaks until Halep held and got on level terms. She broke Wozniacki for a 4-3 lead, but lost momentum after Wozniacki’s medical time out.“I can still smile. It’s fine. I cried, but now I’m smiling,” Halep said. “Is just a tennis match in the end. But, yeah, I’m really sad I couldn’t win it. I was close again, but the gas was over in the end.”Serena Williams didn’t watch the game, saying she gets too nervous, but tweeted to congratulate her good friend Wozniacki.“New number one and aussie open champ. So awesome. So happy. Are those tears? Yup they are. From a year ago to today I’m so proud my friend so proud.”
Eugenie Bouchard’s bid for Australian Open spot ends in qualifying Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—For the past couple of seasons, Dimdim Pacres was University of Santo Tomas’ diligent soldier.Pacres always played the role of support to established stars Cherry Rondina and EJ Laure in Season 79 being the Golden Tigresses’ third option on offense.ADVERTISEMENT Eya Laure, Tigresses win a big one for injured teammate Milena Alessandrini Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Same thing happened in Season 80 when Milena Alessandrini, who was named Rookie of the Year that season, paired with Rondina.Pacres was then, relegated to the bench in the UAAP Season 81 women’s volleyball tournament when Eya Laure arrived to form a troika with Alessandrini and Rondina, but the jolly spiker kept herself ready.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissSPORTSCoronation night?SPORTSThirdy Ravena gets offers from Asia, Australian ball clubsUST, though, still needed Pacres especially when Alessandrini suffered a knee injury on Saturday against Far Eastern University.Without Alessandrini, Pacres proved that she belonged and she promptly delivered in UST’s stunning three-set win over De La Salle, 25-20, 25-22, 25-17, scoring eight points as the team’s third option. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Rogue cops marked as Gamboa’s targets in his appointment as PNP chief Pacres said that she’s ready for whatever that lies ahead and she knows this season would be her redemption year.“I’m ready, I’m always ready,” said Pacres in Filipino after she finished with eight points and 13 digs for the Golden Tigresses. “Coach (Kung Fu Reyes) told me that I have to redeem myself, so for me it’s good to be back because I played terrible last season.”Pacres scored a total of 89 points in Season 80 playing as the team’s opposite hitter and her mark was actually the 29th best in the league, but she knew her performance wasn’t at par with what was expected of her.Reyes said he always pushes Pacres to do more and that it’s okay to entertain the crowd while playing but not forgetting to go about it seriously.“She had 13 digs but I still told her off,” said Reyes in Filipino. “I reminded her, and also her teammates, that it’s okay to be entertaining to the crowd but she has to remember that we’re here to compete and although she’s enjoying herself she should do things the right way.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST PLAY LIST 01:00Chief Justice Peralta on upcoming UAAP game: UP has no match against UST00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments
The death is announced of Mr. Shadrach K. Walker, which sad event occurred on February 28, 2015 at the Lakpazee, Monrovia home of his son Jefferson.He was in his 78th year.Mr. Walker began his professional career in 1969 as administrative assistant to the comptroller of the University of Liberia. It was at UL that he spent most of his professional life. He later became director of the UL bookstore and later as director of the University Stores. In 1982 he was appointed UL director of transport, a position in which he served until 1989, when he became UL legal officer.At the outbreak of the civil war Shadrach joined his wife and children in the United States. When his health began to fail he returned to Liberia in 2010.Shadrach Kona Walker was born on December 1, 1937 in Royesville, unto the union of Mr. Thomas Walker and his wife Jenna.Shadrach attended the St. Patrick’s Elementary School, where he graduated in 1955 as president of the class. His classmates included Counselor Stephen B. (Bill) Dunbar, Kona Beysolow, A.F. and B.F. Ashong, Dr. Togba-Nah Tipoteh, Lionel (Bliss) Keller, Jonathan Nimley and Kenneth Y. Best. Also in the class were the late Anthony A. Ajavon, Courtney Whisnant and his older brother Lester, Kofa Boe, Winston Henries, Samuel Seibo, Arthur B. Collins, James de Toles and many others. Rufus M. Darpoh and Jonathan Nimley were also earlier members of the class, but they received double promotions in the sixth grade and therefore graduated with the eighth grade class of 1954.After graduation from the eighth grade, Shadrach entered St. Patrick’s High School, where he graduated in 1959. The following year he entered the University of Liberia, earning the Bachelor’s in Political Science. He later attended the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law where he took the Bachelor of Law degree.In 1968 Shadrach was wedded to Ms. Lucinda Glover of Kakata, Margibi County. This union was blessed with several children, including the eldest son Jefferson Walker, who followed his father as a UL administrator, serving now as director of plant operation.Shadrach, like his foster father, Counselor Lawrence A. Morgan, became a Counselor-at-law and for many years served the Morgan, Grimes and Harmon Law Firm at Lynch Street, Monrovia.His son, Shadrach Walker, Jr., predeceased him. Survivors include his widow, Mrs. Lucinda Walker, Mrs. Massa Walker Brown, Mrs. Miamaline Johnson, Kona, Lady Rosemarie, Mrs. Miata Griffiths, Mrs. Jebbeh Jangaba, Mrs. Tenneh Tolbert, Korpo, Kpamu, Fatu and Evelyn Walker. The body will be removed from the Samuel A. Stryker Funeral Parlor on late Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015 and taken to Trinity Cathedral on Broad Street, Monrovia for wake keeping beginning at 6 o’clock p.m. The funeral rites will be said at the same church at 10 o’clock a.m. Saturday, March 28, 2015. Interment will follow immediately at the Kaiser Memorial Lawn Cemetery in Brewerville.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
…says lecturers must be of high standardBy Shemuel FanfairA young law school graduate who has recently been admitted to the local bar says that while she supports the establishment of a local law school, the standard of any lecturer placed there would have to be in keeping with that of international counterparts.Shivani Lalaram moments after her admittance to the bar at the Supreme Court in GeorgetownSpeaking to Guyana Times last week, twenty-three-year-old Shivani Lalaram expressed much elation at being part of what she said is a prestigious profession, having been admitted in a ceremony presided over by Justice Sandil Kissoon in the presence of her family, friends and well-wishers.The former Queen’s College student and graduate of the Hugh Wooding Law School in Trinidad has set her eyes on a Master’s degree focusing on Environmental and Energy issues, given Guyana’s impending oil & gas sector.However, for the foreseeable future, she will gather experience in criminal law first, having gained some experience as an intern in that area.Lalaram told this publication that she has also been exposed to civil law. While noting her rewarding experience studying overseas, she told Guyana Times that any institution established in this country must be of a high standard comparable to what obtains overseas.“If they were to establish a law school over here, they would definitely need to ensure that the tutelage that you receive at Hugh Wooding and at the other law schools in the Caribbean is received here. Additionally, in order to do that, we need to be able to compensate the lecturers and the tutors. Aside from that, I think it would be a good initiative for us to have,” Lalaram noted.She outlined that she is not the first legal practitioner in her family, as her extended relatives Kamini and Sonia Parag are already into law practice. The new attorney credited her success to the sustained support of her family members, who continue to play an integral role in her success, even after her father had passed away. This occurred during the time she undertook studies pertaining to her Legal Education Certificate (LEC) in Trinidad.“My major difficulty was losing my father while I was at Hugh Wooding, but it kind of encouraged me and pushed me a little further, because my dad was the voice I heard every single time I felt that I couldn’t do it anymore,” she stressed.She has encouraging words for current University of Guyana students pursuing their Bachelor of Laws qualification, saying that much focus should be placed on being well-rounded individuals.“It is a very prestigious profession, and you do have to give to it to get out of it; and you need to have the passion for it. I would also say to them that whilst it is a jealous mistress, you have to remember to balance it. You cannot be just in your books. Ensure that whether you do a sport or whatever else, ensure you tie that into your study, because studying alone will not allow you to come out as rounded, as it’s a rounded profession,” Lalaram, who is the sibling of a doctor stressed.Many local observers believe that Guyana should have its own law school, since only the top 25 Guyanese students gain automatic places at the Hugh Wooding Law School, while the others enter via a written entrance exam. However, the Caribbean-based Council of Legal Education has not approved the establishment of a local law school in Guyana owing to the wording of a treaty that governs its functions.
0Shares0000Gor Mahia’s Jack Tuyisenge (centre) is congratulated by teammates Meddie Kagere (left) and Francis Kahata (right) after scoring against Mathare United during a Kenyan Premier League clash at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on April 29, 2018. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaNAIROBI, Kenya, June 23 – Reigning Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia maintained their unbeaten run after Jacques Tuyisenge and Francis Kahata goals inspired K’Ogalo beat Ulinzi Stars 2-0 at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru.The win saw Gor stretch their lead at the summit to 43 points, 9 points ahead of second placed Sofapaka who have played three more games than the record 16-time KPL champions. Creative midfielder Kahata opened the scoring for K’Ogalo in the 12th minute, slamming the ball home from a close range after George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo had ran down the right flank to deliver the ball.Ulinzi were unlucky as Hassan Mohamed saw his effort hit the woodwork after he lobbed a long-range ball over Gor keeper Boniface Oluoch in the 57th minute.Gor had to work hard to keep the clean sheet with Philemon Otieno being forced to clear the ball from the line after K’Ogalo defenders plus the keeper were beaten in the 62nd minute.Rwandese Tuyisenge scored the second goal for Gor to seal the win from a corner kick that saw defensive errors cost the Solders who now sits 7th on the log with 30 points.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Manchester United target Sergej Milinkovic-Savic has signed a new contract with Lazio.The midfielder was heavily linked with a move to Old Trafford during the summer, however, the club signed Fred from Shakhtar Donetsk instead. moving on LATEST IN DEMAND RANKED Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade 2 Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland 2 REVEALED Latest Transfer News targets Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Serie A’s top scorer from last season Ciro Immobile has also signed a new deal with Lazio.The striker scored 29 goals in the league last season and has already found the net four times in the new campaign. targets The Serbian was still linked with a number of Europe’s top clubs.But Milinkovic-Savic has put an end to the questions surrounding his future by signing a deal with the Italian side until 2023.It is understood the 23-year-old will be on more than £2.5million a year.United’s hopes of landing Milinkovic-Savic in the future are not helped by the fact that his contract does not contain a release clause – meaning Lazio will be able to quote a £100m-plus fee should any teams pursue him next summer. Milinkovic-Savic appeared to have plenty of options in the summer LIVING THE DREAM Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Immobile has also committed his future to the club
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORERose Parade grand marshal Rita Moreno talks New Year’s Day outfit and ‘West Side Story’ remake160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Jennifer Jo was shocked to see an ad for her golden retriever posted on the Pasadena Humane Society & SPCA’s Web site last Monday.After all, Maggie, who was diagnosed with a terminal illness, was supposed to have been euthanized.Jennifer’s husband, Keita, had dropped Maggie off at the local humane society last Saturday with orders to put the dog to sleep. The couple’s veterinarian, Dr. M.S. Chaudhry of the South Pasadena Animal Hospital, had diagnosed Maggie with terminal cancer of the ear. Jennifer Jo said Chaudhry told them the dog was “suffering” and “needed to be put down.”Although Maggie was euthanized Tuesday at the insistence of the Jos, Jennifer Jo said it was “inhumane” to keep Maggie alive and suffering for as long as they did. Humane society officials say the dog could have lived longer.The organization’s president and CEO, Steve McNall, said his workers were just following the law, which requires them to keep the dog alive for at least a day. He also said a rescue group was interested in taking on Maggie and adopting her out to a family that would be willing to care for her.Though the humane society’s staff veterinarian and Chaudhry conferred and agreed it was acceptable to euthanize the dog, McNall said the humane society’s position was that Maggie did not have to be put down.The story started when the Jos adopted Maggie, a 56-pound golden retriever, who had been found in Sierra Madre when she was about 7 or 8 years old.“She had the sweetest face,” Jennifer Jo recalled. “She was calm – she just wanted love. “Humane society workers told the couple Maggie had an ear infection, but they later found out she had cancer. Chaudhry told them it would be best to put Maggie down, as the type of cancer she had was “aggressive.”So Keita Jo took Maggie back to the humane society and asked that she be put to sleep, per the veterinarian’s recommendation.McNall agrees that at that point, there may have been a “communication breakdown.”Rather than receiving a euthanasia form, Keita Jo received paperwork to fill out for returning an animal.“We were not going to euthanize her until (the correct form) was signed,” McNall said. “It was just a matter of having them come back.”After Jennifer Jo saw Maggie’s ad on the humane society’s Web site, she said she called and was treated poorly by a humane society worker.“She said we had no control over her, that she was in their hands now,” Jo said. “I asked for a supervisor, but she told me no one was available.”McNall said that often in emotional situations, things can be misunderstood.“People take certain words or body language the wrong way,” McNall said. “Our workers are very compassionate people with a tough job. They deal with, often times, a very uncaring public.”Jennifer Jo called Stephanie Bell, a cruelty case worker at the People for the Ethnical Treatment of Animals, or P.E.T.A., in Seattle. Bell said she contacted the Pasadena Humane Society to get their perspective, then encouraged Jo to go back to the shelter, fill out the correct paperwork and bring in Chaudhry’s records.“We strongly supported having the animal humanely euthanized to end the animal’s suffering,” Bell said.McNall said his organization worked with the couple and the P.E.T.A. representative to resolve this issue.“I think it’s admirable,” McNall said when asked what he would say to those discouraged by this situation. “At least we were trying to find out if the dog could spend a couple of years in another home. If she were in any type of pain, we would’ve treated her immediately and disciplinary action would’ve been taken. This was not the case. Cancer of the ear flaps involves slowly growing tumors.” firstname.lastname@example.org(626) 578-6300, Ext. 4496
As an Amazonian country, Peru knew it was doing the world an environmental service by storing carbon in its rainforest. But the country didn’t know exactly how much carbon it was keeping out of the atmosphere nor precisely where it was. That hindered its ability to protect its reserves as well as negotiate a fair price for doing so on the global carbon market. Now, a new map provides a hectare-by-hectare look at Peru’s carbon reserves. Made by combining data from LiDAR flights, a network of monitored land plots, and satellite imagery, the map reveals that Peru stores just under 7 billion metric tons of carbon, mostly in the Amazon rainforest that dominates the eastern part of the country, researchers report online today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The map is so detailed that it can reveal deforestation that would otherwise be hidden deep in rural areas. The image above, for example, shows how carbon stocks are diminished by the building of a road (blue) through the normally high-carbon Amazon (red). These kinds of close-ups allowed the researchers to calculate that at least 800 million metric tons of Peru’s aboveground carbon stocks are at imminent risk of destruction from activities such as logging and oil extraction. But there’s hope: The map also shows that federally protected environmental reserves are great at storing carbon, which could give the Peruvian government the leverage it needs to establish more of them. Meanwhile, the team hopes to expand its mapping method to more developing tropical countries. Next up? Ecuador.
View comments Rousey will reportedly team up with her “Four Horsewomen” comrades, composed of former mixed martial artists Shayna Baszler, Jessamyn Duke and Marina Shafir.The group has reportedly started training for wrestling at a school in California, run by WWE superstar Brian Kendrick.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 shutoutSeveral big-name personalities have been known to dabble in both the UFC and the WWE—perhaps none bigger than former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar, who has gone back and forth to both companies on two separate occasions.Phil Brooks (known as CM Punk) also made his octagon debut at UFC 203 last year. MOST READ Read Next Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC LATEST STORIES #KicksStalker: Bryant announces new signature sneaker ‘Kobe 360’ Stronger peso trims PH debt value to P7.9 trillion Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. John Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding CPP denies ‘Ka Diego’ arrest caused ‘mass panic’ among S. Tagalog NPA QC cops nab robbery gang leader, cohort Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles01:28Ex-President Noynoy Aquino admits contracting pneumonia03:21Police report on Nov. 2013 Pampanga drug sting ‘full of lies’ — ex-PNP official01:37Protesters 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 Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Japan ex-PM Nakasone who boosted ties with US dies at 101 Meanwhile, UFC President Dana White expressed his belief that Rousey’s career as a professional mixed martial artist is over.As of this writing, the WWE has yet to confirm the match-up. Khristian Ibarrola /raRELATED STORIES:UFC president believes Ronda Rousey will announce retirement soonLOOK: UFC fighters Ronda Rousey, Travis Browne share photos from their weddingADVERTISEMENT Ronda Rousey celebrates her victory over Cat Zingano in their UFC women’s bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 184 event at Staples Center on February 28, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. Harry How/Getty Images/AFPAfter multiple reports that Ronda Rousey was seen training in the WWE Performance Center circulated earlier this week, it appears that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight champion is indeed making a shift to professional wrestling.A longtime wrestling fan, the 30-year-old former Olympian will reportedly be pitted in a 4-on-4 women’s tag team match at WrestleMania 34 next April in New Orleans, according to the Wrestling Observer Newsletter.ADVERTISEMENT
Virat Kohli’s quick 49 took Royal Challengers Bangalore into the semifinals of the Champions League with a six-wicket win over Highveld Lions here.Scores: RCB vs LionsBrief Scores: Lions 159-6 (20); RCB 160-4 (19)Champions League 2010 – Special Coverage Lions elected to bat and posted 159-6. After a two-run loss to Mumbai, Anil Kumble led by example, taking 1-13 in four tight overs after Lions had raced away to 100 in 13 overs.Kohli, whose wicket had ensured a last-ball win for Mumbai, finished the game on his own this time with a 29-ball innings.Bangalore’s win here means they have become the first IPL team to make the Champions League semifinals. South Australia is the other team to reach the semis from Group B.Electing to bat, the Alviro Petersen-led side kept up the run rate through the innings despite being jolted by R Vinay Kumar’s double blow in the fourth over.Petersen led the way with 45 (29b) after Jonathan Vandiar and Richard Cameron were caught behind off consecutive deliveries from Vinay.Rahul Dravid (33) and Manish Pandey (44) built the chase up with a 53-run opening stand in eight overs.Ross Taylor and Robin Uthappa flopped but Kohli sealed the chase with a 48-run stand with Cameron White.