Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Nadal's ATP pullout leaves Federer as last man standing

Syrian regime guilty of crimes against humanity Amnesty Syrian regime guilty of crimes against humanity Amnesty
Marlene Weaver | 15 November, 2017, 02:45

Jack Sock kept his hopes alive in the ATP finals with a courageous display, emerging from the brink of defeat to beat Marin Cilic 5-7 6-2 7-6 (4) in a dramatic if erratic battle of the big hitters at London's O2 Arena on Tuesday.

"I wouldn't be out here playing, competing if I didn't think I could give myself a chance to win tournaments, to be here", Sock said. "I'm relieved and I know now I can play freely against Marin Cilic knowing that I have qualified".

"I expect him to play near his best", said.

The triumph in 2 hours 11 minutes puts the 19-times grand slam champion in Saturday's semifinals - the 14th time he has made the last four in 15 appearances - with the tournament still only three days old.

Congresswomen accuse two USA lawmakers of sexual harassment
She dropped a bombshell allegation in her testimony, saying that two active members of Congress are known to be sexual harassers. Bradley Byrne, R-Ala., said the current sexual harassment training, which isn't mandatory , is underutilized.

"Definitely not a great record, but I felt that I played even well past year", Cilic said. These two also. So just, you know, couple points away from closing those matches. The fire alarm went off at 4:00 am and we had to exit the building.

Sock struck an early blow with a break in the opening game when Cilic netted a forehand, but the world number five hit straight back to level at 1-1.

Sock recovered from the disappointment of losing the first set in fine fashion breaking his opponent's opening service game to repeat the feat from the first set. A visibly frustrated Sock received a code violation as he blasted a ball into the upper tier, but it seemed to work for him. "He had a few of those today, but that's tennis".

For Cilic, it was the second successive match in which he had led by a break in the final set only to lose, having already done so against Alex Zverev on Sunday.

Recommended

Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver Explained the victimized Uber driver , 'I didn't want to get her in trouble, ' before eventually demanding Warner to get out. Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson ordered an investigation into the incident and chose to fire Warner .

Recode: Uber faces USA class-action suit for driver sexual assault, violence Recode: Uber faces USA  class-action suit for driver sexual assault, violence This lawsuit comes as the ride-hail company is working to revamp its image after a tumultuous year wrought with public scandals. An Uber spokesperson said the company received the complaint today and is now reviewing it.

FDA chief warns about kratom to treat opioid addiction FDA chief warns about kratom to treat opioid addiction As a result, the agency has begun seizing supplies of kratom and taking steps to prevent future shipments from being imported into the United States, the FDA says.

The Talk: Eve fills Aisha Tyler's vacated seat The Talk: Eve fills Aisha Tyler's vacated seat The ladies of The Talk on Thursday, November 2, 2017 for the CBS Television Network. And Eve feels the same way about her new co-hosts.

Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses Firefox 57 brings Project Quantum to the masses Note that in the wake of opening the tenth tab, Quantum starts to give a squiggly stacking hint on new tabs. Firefox once commanded roughly a fourth of the web browser market, but its share has slid in recent years.

GameStop just suspended its PowerPass program GameStop just suspended its PowerPass program Technically, the PowerPass program had already kicked off by the time GameStop made the decision to temporarily shut it down. There is no word on when GameStop plans to finally release the program, or what software glitches need to be handled.

Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks Jerry Jones won't stop fighting owners in Roger Goodell talks Cowboys owner Jerry Jones is not anxious about backlash over his attempts to slow down Roger Goodell's new deal. One owner told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that he believes Jones wants to "overthrow" Goodell .

HBO severs ties with comedian Louis CK due to sexual misconduct HBO severs ties with comedian Louis CK due to sexual misconduct FX said he would no longer serve as executive producer or receive compensation from the four shows it had been producing with him. My family and I are devastated and in shock after the admission of abhorrent behavior by my friend and partner, Louis C.K.

Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20000-acre smart city Bill Gates company invests $80 million in 20000-acre smart city The company said that the community is "comparable in square miles and projected population to Tempe, Arizona". Mr Gates' goal is to create a smart city called Belmont on the almost 25,000 acres of land.

Federal Bureau of Investigation data shows hate crimes appeared to drop in Wisconsin Federal Bureau of Investigation  data shows hate crimes appeared to drop in Wisconsin Over half of the religion-related offences were anti-Jewish, while a quarter were anti-Muslim, according to the data. Anti-Islamic hate crimes made up 24.8 percent of those crimes in 2016, up from 22.2 percent the year before.

U.S. leads world in oil and gas production, IEA says U.S.  leads world in oil and gas production, IEA says Also weighing on the oil price, is the increasing prospect of a slower pace of economic growth in China. Worldwide, oil consumption is seen reaching 97.7 million bpd in 2017, up 1.5 million bpd from 2016.

South Korea Agree to Deal with the North Korea Issue Peacefully South Korea Agree to Deal with the North Korea Issue Peacefully The two countries agreed to normalize their ties in a joint statement issued by their foreign ministries on October 31. Abe replied: "I want us to strongly move forward the development of a strategic, mutually beneficial relationship".

Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2017 Top 10 Black Friday Shopping Tips for 2017 BBB-accredited businesses and other stores are working to reward your loyalty, and you may get a jump on special offers. That can mean the only way to benefit from the discount is if you are at the front of the lineup outside the store.

Nintendo Planning Another Super Mario Brothers Movie Nintendo Planning Another Super Mario Brothers Movie Universal Studios is planning on opening a sizeable Nintendo-themed section of their theme parks sometime in the next few years. Open the door, get on the floor: Talks about an animated Super Mario Bros movie are reportedly getting very serious.

Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West's Hilarious Mean Tweet for Jimmy Kimmel's Birthday Kim Kardashian Reads Kanye West's Hilarious Mean Tweet for Jimmy Kimmel's Birthday Jimmy Kimmel Edition segment begins with Romano himself, reading a tweet saying, " Jimmy Kimmell needs a kick to his d-k hole". The tweet dated back during the time the host was feuding with the rapper in September 2013.