July 1, 2017 Police Blotter

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Top Eight Players Step Out In Style for the WTA Finals Draw/ Player Awards…

first_imgThe season’s best eight players are in Singapore to compete in the 2017 BNP Paribas WTA Finals, bringing an eventful season to an end. The draw for the tour finals was made on Friday at the WTA Gala, held at the Marina Bay Sands in Singapore. The Gala also annual WTA Player Awards.The competing players – Simona Halep, Garbine Muguruza, Karolina Pliskova, Elina Svitolina, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki, Jelena Ostapenko and Caroline Garcia all stepped out looking glamorous for the event.World number one, Simona Halep wore a black dress, slightly above the knee with ‘Equality’ stitched to the bottom. The Romanian completed the outfit with black and silver high-heeled sandals.Garbine Muguruza was dressed in a black and teal Versace dress with a plunging neckline. She had on red block-heeled sandals and her hair sleekly packed at the back.Karolina Pliskova let her blonde hair down, dressed in a flowery midi gown. The 25-year-old accessorized with silver high-heeled sandals, adding to her  six feet one inch height.Making her debut at the WTA Finals, Elina Svitolina slipped into a blue silk dress with a high neckline and long slit, made by her mother. The World number four also wore blingy Jimmy Choo pumps.37-year-old Venus Williams, making a return to the event for the first time since 2009 showed off her long legs in little black dress with long sleeves and matching heels. Her natural hair was styled with a band.Making her fifth appearance at the year-end championships, Caroline Wozniacki wore a white and red body suit with a black belt tied into a bow at the side. The look was completed with black high heels.Roland Garros Champion, Jelena Ostapenko was dressed in a red A-line, cold-shoulder dress and had on red lipstick to match. The 20-year-old debutant was all smiles as she walked in her black heels.Caroline Garcia also wore a short red dress with a bit of sheer at the midriff and bottom. The Frenchwoman had nude pumps on her feet.Garbine Muguruza was named the Player of the Year, Martina Hingis and Chan Yung-Jan won the Doubles team of the Year Award, Jelena Ostapenko was the Most Improved Player of the Year, American Catherine Bellis was given the Newcomer of the Year award and Sloane Stephens won the Comeback Player of the Year award. The Jerry Diamond ACES Award was presented to Angelique Kerber.RelatedWTA Tour Finals: Venus Becomes Oldest Finalist; To Face Wozniacki In FinalOctober 29, 2017In “Sports”Indian Wells Masters: Osaka, Halep Crash Out Retaining RankingsMarch 13, 2019In “Tennis”2017 Wimbledon Open : Good Old Wine Venus Into A 10th Semi FinalJuly 12, 2017In “Sports”last_img read more

Three new players named in All Blacks squad

first_imgHighlanders loose forward Shannon Frizell, Crusaders loose forward Jordan Taufua and Chiefs halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi are the three possible debutantes.Sam Whitelock captains the side in the absence of the injured Kieran Read.Also selected are Crusaders teammates Tim Perry, Richie Mo’unga and Jack Goodhue, who played non-Test matches on last year’s European tour and are yet to make their Test debuts.Meanwhile, making a welcome return to the All Blacks are 95-Test cap prop Owen Franks and Hurricanes outside back Nehe Milner-Skudder who both missed the back half of last year’s All Blacks season through injury.As well as the 33-man squad, two other players will assemble with the squad. Highlanders hooker Liam Coltman, will come in as paternity cover for Nathan Harris, whose partner is expecting a baby during the Series; while Blues loose forward Akira Ioane will assemble as well, with the All Blacks selectors wanting to take the opportunity to continue his development at international level.With Kieran Read injured, the All Blacks selectors have named 96-Test lock Sam Whitelock as captain for the series, with fullback Ben Smith and loose forward Sam Cane named as vice-captains. Whitelock has captained the team once before, against Wales in the last Test of 2017.As well as Read, other players not considered for selection due to injury were Asafo Aumua, Dane Coles, Kane Hames, Nepo Laulala, Atu Moli, Patrick Tuipulotu and Israel Dagg.All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen said: “I’d like to congratulate all those players selected for the Steinlager Series, especially the three new All Blacks.”It was a really tough squad to select, more so because there are some very talented players who have missed out, but I’m sure they will get their opportunity in the black jersey in the near future.”Hansen also congratulated Whitelock on his appointment as captain for the series.”He’s one half of the best locking combination in the world and one of the best players on and off the park. He has a cool head under pressure and the support of the players and management.”In saying that, we’re blessed with a number of other leaders in our group and the expectations are that they’ll continue to lead both on and off the park in their actions, and in doing so make Sam’s job that little bit easier.”In setting the scene for the All Blacks season, Hansen said: “2018 will be about consolidation for us.”We’ll look to continue to grow our player depth and expose more players to our environment and Test rugby, help them improve and enhance their game fundamentals, and in doing so, create consistent, ingrained habits that will hold up under the greatest of pressures, which is Test rugby.”Hansen described the French as “always a dangerous side”.”Whilst they’re at the end of their season, many of their players haven’t played a lot of rugby through injury, so they’ll be a lot fresher than they’d normally be, for this campaign. Our preparation will need to be both smart and bone-deep if we’re to combat this French team, who’ll come with a strong belief and commitment. As history tells us, we’d be very foolish and naïve to underestimate their abilities.”The squad is as follows: (with age, Super Rugby club, province and Test caps.)Forwards:HookersNathan Harris (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 11)Codie Taylor (27, Crusaders / Canterbury, 29)PropsOwen Franks (30, Crusaders / Canterbury, 95)Joe Moody (29, Crusaders /Canterbury, 31)Tim Perry (29, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)Jeffery Toomaga-Allen (27, Hurricanes / Wellington, 1)Ofa Tuungafasi (26, Blues / Auckland, 14)LocksScott Barrett (24, Crusaders / Taranaki, 16)Brodie Retallick (26, Chiefs / Hawke’s Bay, 68)Samuel Whitelock (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 96) – CaptainLoose ForwardsSam Cane (26, Chiefs / Bay of Plenty, 53) – vice-captainVaea Fifita (25, Hurricanes / Wellington, 5)Shannon Frizell (24, Highlanders / Tasman, uncapped)Ardie Savea (24, Hurricanes / Wellington, 22)Liam Squire (27, Highlanders / Tasman, 15)Jordan Taufua (26, Crusaders / Tasman, uncapped)Luke Whitelock (27, Highlanders / Canterbury, 2)Backs:HalfbacksTJ Perenara (26, Hurricanes / Wellington, 42)Aaron Smith (29, Highlanders / Manawatu, 71)Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi (23, Chiefs / Taranaki, uncapped)First five-eighthsBeauden Barrett (27, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 62)Damian McKenzie (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 12)Richie Mo’unga (24, Crusaders / Canterbury, uncapped)MidfieldersRyan Crotty (29, Crusaders / Canterbury, 32)Jack Goodhue (22, Crusaders / Northland, uncapped)Ngani Laumape (25, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 4)Anton Lienert-Brown (23, Chiefs / Waikato, 22)Sonny Bill Williams (32, Blues / Counties Manukau, 46)Outside backsJordie Barrett (21, Hurricanes / Taranaki, 2)Rieko Ioane (21, Blues / Auckland, 13)Nehe Milner-Skudder (27, Hurricanes / Manawatu, 11)Waisake Naholo (27, Highlanders /Taranaki, 18)Ben Smith (30, Highlanders /Otago, 64) – Vice-captainlast_img read more

Who needs Suarez when you have a magician like Coutinho? Liverpool fans hail next ‘world class’ star

first_img Philippe Coutinho of Liverpool Liverpool have lost Luis Suarez this summer but, according to many supporters, they have another world class talent who is ready to step and be the team’s main man – Philippe Coutinho.The Brazilian has been impressive throughout pre-season and produced another outstanding display at Anfield on Sunday as the Reds demolished Borussia Dortmund 4-0 in their final warm-up game ahead of the new Premier League season.His fine performance, which he capped with a well-taken goal, left Liverpool fans raving, and made many forget all about a certain Mr Suarez. 1last_img