Los Angeles Times:Why do our eyes open wide when we feel fear or narrow to slits when we express disgust? According to new research, it has to do with survival.In a paper published Thursday in the journal Psychological Science, researchers concluded that expressions of fear and disgust altered the way human eyes gather and focus light.They argued that these changes were the result of evolutionary development and were intended to help humans survive, or at least detect, very different threats.To test their hypothesis, study authors examined two dozen volunteer undergraduate students with standard eye-exam equipment, and asked them to mimic expressions of fear and revulsion.Read the whole story: Los Angeles Times
Conflict of laws – Information technology – Authorisation In proceedings for infringement of copyright and database right brought by the claimant UK companies (F) against the defendant German and Swiss companies (S), the court was required to determine whether it had jurisdiction. F were engaged in organising professional football matches in the UK, and creating and exploiting certain data and rights in relation thereto. S provided live scores, results and other statistics relating to football and other sports to its customers via the internet. The copyright and database right at issue in the proceedings was alleged to subsist in a database compiled by F which comprised UK football match statistics. F claimed that, in assembling their data, S were copying data from F’s database. It was necessary for F to show a good arguable case of copyright and/or database right infringement in the UK in order to establish jurisdiction in the UK. It was S’s case that they performed no infringing acts, or indeed any acts at all, in the UK. S argued that there could be no infringement unless there was a good arguable case that what they were alleged to have taken by reproduction was itself protectable as a copyright work, in the sense that it could be described as the author’s own intellectual creation – matters such as goals, goal scorers, and red and yellow cards left no room for judgement or discretion, they were simply collected mechanically by an observer. Held: (1) F’s case was that the infringing act was the reproduction of its data by UK customers, and S’s authorisation of the act of reproduction by the customers. F had adequately pleaded a case of authorising reproduction by customers in the UK. Consequently, there was also an adequate plea of joint infringement between S and the UK customers (see paragraphs 28-41 of judgment). (2) S’s argument that the part alleged to have been reproduced did not amount to an intellectual creation was not supported by any evidence. While there might ultimately prove to be force in S’s argument, F had a good arguable case on the issue of reproduction of a substantial part (paragraph 49). (3) F had pleaded that S had extracted and/or re-utilised the whole or a substantial part of its database, within the meaning of regulation 16 of the Copyright and Rights in Databases Regulations 1997. Unlike copyright, there did not appear to be any provision in relation to database right which corresponded to section 16(2) of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988, which prevented ‘authorising’. F therefore had to show that S had done the acts in question, or plead some act of extraction or re-utilisation by someone else and rely on joint tortfeasorship. It was the end-users in the UK who would carry out any act of extraction in the UK, by downloading information necessary to allow S’s pop-up windows to appear on their screen. Despite the absence of a specific allegation to that effect in the relevant part of the particulars of claim, the particulars of claim viewed as a whole did allege sufficient facts for F to be able to maintain that customers had extracted the data in the UK. F had a good arguable case on the issue of extraction (paragraphs 52-62). The ‘re-utilisation’ issue raised a question of law, namely the place where ‘making available to the public all or a substantial part of the contents of a database by… online… transmission’ occurred, within the meaning of article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9. In the context of satellite broadcasts within the EU, the place where the act of broadcast occurred was where the signals were introduced under the control of the person making the broadcast into an uninterrupted chain of communication. That was known as the ‘emission theory’. There was no corresponding definition for either of the restricted acts in issue in the instant case. It was significant that the UK had adopted the emission theory for all wireless broadcasts, not solely satellite broadcasting. Article 7(2)(b) of Directive 96/9 and article 3 of Directive 2001/29 should be interpreted as meaning that the act of making available to the public by online transmission was committed and committed only in the place where the transmission took place. Although the placing of data on a server in one state could make the data available to the public of another state, that did not mean that the party who had made the data available had committed the act of making available by transmission in the state of reception (paragraphs 63-74). (4) The particulars of claim alleged sufficient facts to make out a case of re-utilisation by the two named customers. Applications granted in part. (1) Football Dataco Ltd (2) Scottish Premier League Ltd (3) Scottish Football League (4) PA Sport UK LTD v (1) Sportradar GMBH (a company registered in Germany) (2) Sportradar AG (a company registered in Switzerland): Ch D (Mr Justice Floyd): 17 November 2010 James Mellor QC, Lindsay Lane (instructed by DLA Piper UK) for the claimants; Hugo Cuddigan (instructed by Bird & Bird) for the defendants.
[av_one_full first min_height=” vertical_alignment=” space=” custom_margin=” margin=’0px’ padding=’0px’ border=” border_color=” radius=’0px’ background_color=” src=” background_position=’top left’ background_repeat=’no-repeat’ animation=”][av_heading heading=’Curry shakes off rugged start to lead Warriors past Pelicans’ tag=’h3′ style=’blockquote modern-quote’ size=” subheading_active=’subheading_below’ subheading_size=’15’ padding=’10’ color=” custom_font=” av-medium-font-size-title=” av-small-font-size-title=” av-mini-font-size-title=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”][/av_heading][av_textblock size=” font_color=” color=” av-medium-font-size=” av-small-font-size=” av-mini-font-size=” admin_preview_bg=”]OAKLAND – Stephen Curry watched his first 10 shots miss. Even his 11th rattled around the rim a few times before falling in.On a night when Golden State’s offense took nearly 20 minutes to get on track, Curry was determined to get his own game going. The two-time MVP did just that and the Warriors got another big lift from their bench while Kevin Durant sat out again.Curry scored 14 of his 27 points in the third quarter, Klay Thompson added 24 and Golden State held on to beat the New Orleans Pelicans 110-95 on Saturday.“I never lose confidence,” Curry said. “I was probably feeling myself too much from last game. Just made the game harder than it should be. You have to block it out the best you can, have a sense of amnesia almost, and just rely on the repetitions and work you put into it.”Curry scored 26 of his 33 in the second quarter of a blowout against the Chicago Bulls on Friday but struggled for most of Saturday’s game before finding his rhythm coming out of halftime, going 5 of 9 with two 3-pointers.The 0-for-10 start matched the worst of Curry’s career and came as part of a first quarter when the Warriors were held to a season-low 17 points. Curry didn’t make his first shot until 52.8 seconds left in the first half when his 19-foot jumper rolled around the rim three times before dropping in.“It takes a special kind of confidence to do what Steph did tonight,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “I would have quit after four shots and said ‘It’s not my night.’ Guys like Steph, MVP-caliber players, they find a way to turn a bad night into a good one.”Draymond Green had six points, seven rebounds and eight assists for the Warriors. Andre Iguodala added 14 points and led a strong effort on the bench.“The bench was the key,” Kerr said. “We were just rushing everything. They have a tendency to settle us down when we need it. We needed it tonight.”Golden State won its second in two nights without Durant, who sat out for the third time in four games with a sprained left ankle.Anthony Davis had 30 points and 15 rebounds for New Orleans, which had won three straight. Jrue Holiday added 24 points, including 17 in the first quarter. DeMarcus Cousins scored 15 points with seven rebounds.The Warriors pulled away behind Curry and led by as much as 16 before New Orleans cut the gap to 99-93 on Cousins’ second 3-pointer. Curry responded with an 18-foot jumper and the Warriors finished with an 11-2 run.“We were playing the way you have to play against that team if you have any chance at all of beating them,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said. “Then we started letting Steph and guys get separation. We got away from what got us the lead.” (AP)[/av_textblock][/av_one_full]
The Benton Lady Tigers edged the Airline Lady Vikings 14-13 in a non-district softball game Friday night at Airline.It was designated a “Pink Game” to raise breast cancer awareness and in support of Amy Thibodeaux Greathouse.The game was a wild one. Airline jumped out to an 8-1 lead after two innings. Benton came back with three in the third and four in the fourth to tie it at 8.The Lady Vikings scored two in the bottom of the fifth to regain the lead. The Lady Tigers put six on the board with two outs in the top of the sixth for a 14-10 lead. Airline scored twice in the bottom of the inning to get within two.The Lady Vikings scored a run in the bottom of the seventh to get within one with one out. But the Lady Tigers turned a double play to end it.Benton improved to 16-11 overall. The Lady Tigers have won three in a row and five of their last six. Airline dropped to 16-7.According to Benton statistics, Abby Kent went 4-for-4 with a double and four RBI to lead the Lady Tigers. Sarah Koeppen had two hits, including a home run, and two RBI.Taylor Jones and Siara Erickson had two hits each. Mackenzie McEntee had a two-RBI double. Sarah Koeppen got the win.According to Airline stats, Maddie Ennis went 3-for-5 with a home run, double and three RBI. Hannah Brooks, Jamie Roberts and Hannah Hutson had two hits apiece.Kourtnee White hit a solo home run. Jessica Baffuto, Kaitlyn Walker, Roberts, and Hutson all had doubles. Hutson had two RBI. Elsewhere, the Haughton Lady Bucs came close to pulling off an upset for the second night in a row. Haughton, which defeated Airline 7-3 Thursday, was tied with West Monroe at 1 after six innings.But the Lady Rebels, ranked No. 15 in the 5A LHSAA power rankings, scored six in the top of the seventh and won 7-1.Wednesday, Bossier split a doubleheader with Booker T. Washington. The Lady Kats lost the first game 10-4 and then came back to win the second by an identical score.Bailey Phillips went 2-for-2 with a double in the loss. Shanna Baker also had a double. Phillips, Marraina Howard and Kyra Cassel had hits in the win.NOTE: The above report is based on box scores and play-by-plays on teams’ official GameChanger accounts and information received from coaches.Top Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAspireAbove.comRemember Abby from NCIS? Take A Deep Breath Before You See How She Looks NowAspireAbove.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
561 0 Posted November 6, 2015 1,535 0 Link to post Location:Outside Washington DC 2,894 posts 5,026 4,356 Yeah, but then they’re stuck wearing Adidas gear TheFallenHaveRisen 334 This topic is now closed to further replies. 68 Link to post (edited) Sports Logo News Link to post There’s a civil discussion in here somewhere. Let’s hope we don’t lose sight of that. Sports Logo News Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post 12,229 posts Link to post Favourite Logos:Cardinals’ StLUtah Jazz noteHartford Whalers 1 4 kmccarthy27 Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Location:North of Ogdenville Page 1 of 3 Xist2inspire Xist2inspire 2 Forums Home 0 1,188 posts I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”What is wrong with something like the Braves, named after Native American warriors, which literally calls them brave…Agreed on both points. I can’t speak for everyone but I don’t see Braves being an offensive name, so long as it’s done tastefully…and at this point, I’d put it as the top choice to which the Washington NFL franchise should be renamed to when the time comes, seeing as it comes across as another name for Warriors given that it was the original name of the team.I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”That’d be cool for schools on reservations or schools near reservations that are active in that community–at the first of the 3 high schools I went to, a Pechanga tribe member was my freshman football teammate, and it was so near that reservation that I’m sure he wasn’t the only one at the school–but otherwise it’s an egregious example of “let’s name ourselves after something cool(-sounding)”.You’re right though that this should hopefully open up a discussion over why we name schools after certain things, particularly in relation to Native Americans, as opposed to making this all look like a question of censorship vs. free speech.That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington.Oh, and ignore the troll.What SSOS said (bolded) sounds similar to a high school school from the region I grew up–the Cedar High Redmen (Cedar City, UT) sounds offensive at first (I personally wouldn’t condone the use of the name), until you find out that the school regulary coordinates with a local Tribal Council about the name and uniforms, and can continue using the name so long as Native Americans are represented in a respectful manner. A local article covers it in a little further depth.Adidas is simply using the guise of being the good guy to get their product in the high school level since a lot of teams just use Nike or Under Armor and their team builder sites. If these HS kids start to like tire treads and tin foil, they they would be accepted more in college. Just my .02.That’s what I was thinking too. Adidas started out and got big by offending people with their material, then offers to save face with the public and promote themselves at the same time…I guess that makes Adidas the Sarah Silverman of uniform manufacturers.Sorry, had to be said. Share on other sites 22,644 Share this post Midway Share on other sites GoGamecocks29 Favourite Logos:Johnny Canuck, Hartford Whalers, Lady Liberty, Stinger, Pre-Edge London Knights, Philadelphia Eagles, Florida Gators 334 GoGamecocks29 I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.” Gothamite Midway Share on other sites Share this post Members I have no problem with adidas doing this, I’m just disappointed with the fact that they continuously create visually offensive uniforms. 26,359 posts Almighty Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascots 0 Location:Georgia Adidas is simply using the guise of being the good guy to get their product in the high school level since a lot of teams just use Nike or Under Armor and their team builder sites. If these HS kids start to like tire treads and tin foil, they they would be accepted more in college. Just my .02. 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Almighty “I see you’re drinking 1%” 561 Sign in to follow this 0 98 Link to post Share on other sites hormone Favourite Logos:Carolina Gamecocks, St. Louis Cardinals, New Jacksonville Jaguars, Atlanta Thrashers, New Winnipeg Jets, Montreal Alouettes SportsLogos.Net Favourite Logos:New York Jets (1978-1997), Baltimore Ravens (1996-1998), Pittsburgh Penguins (1992-2000), Ottawa Senators (Current) 1insaneguy Members Share on other sites 53,285 posts 4,356 Share on other sites Members Share this post 259 Banned 3,353 2 Location:Williamstown, NJ Edited November 7, 2015 by DustDevil61 3,353 Next 5,026 seattlesonicsofsacramento Location:Outside Washington DC 189 22,644 Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascots Gothamite As much as it seems to be altruistic, I wonder how many schools will feel they can turn down adidas when faced with the prospect of re-ordering uniforms for some 10-25 sports depending on what they play. The idea of replacing that much equipment at zero cost is going to sound too good to pass up for some schools. Now if they allow discounts on replacement items as well then it will be an even bigger sell. Forums Home 2 Posted November 7, 2015 561 nash61 SportsLogos.Net 118 Share this post 22,252 posts 0 2,510 posts Share on other sites 0 Share this post Link to post Link to post hawk36 Posted November 7, 2015 With apologies to Reagan… the scariest words in sports marketing are “We’re from Adidas, and we’re here to help.” 3,353 259 Sign in to follow this Unpredictable DustDevil61 nash61 Favourite Logos:Eastern Washington Eagles PrimarySeattle Seahawks primaryCal primary and secondary Posted November 7, 2015 I think I would rather have high schools with native american nicknames than high schools wearing Adidas. 0 Share this post 0 557 Seems like a poor ploy from Adidas to seem like they care. Not impressed. five boroughs, one City. Members Link to post Share this post Is this a subtle throwback to the “Anaheim isn’t a suburb” conversation? 1,049 posts Location:City of Champions and the Pirates 189 TheFallenHaveRisen 0 262 2,668 posts Posted November 6, 2015 16 Share on other sites Jay_Mellowed 0 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 178 Share this post 6 5,786 posts Posted November 7, 2015 Share on other sites Jay_Mellowed Share this post MJWalker45 0 98 Edited November 6, 2015 by Mockba Favourite Logos:KC Royals 1968 Rejected Cow, Fresno Grizzlies 2015 Fresno Raisin Eaters 1906 Throwback, MIA Marlins 2015 Cuban Heritage Night, POR Trail Blazers 1970-90 Primary/Alt, SEA Mariners 1999 TAtC Home Alt All Activity Posted November 6, 2015 98 5,923 posts 3 53,285 posts 1insaneguy Location:Chelan Seattle 1 Location:Washington Members Share this post 1,119 posts 1,535 MJWalker45 What is wrong with something like the Braves, named after Native American warriors, which literally calls them brave… 0 Prev Ark Share on other sites That’s fantastic news. Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington…. That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Nike is salivating waiting for that to happen. hormone 557 (edited) Posted November 6, 2015 You Get Nothing! You Lose! Good Day Sir! Link to post Posted November 6, 2015 296 posts Members Share on other sites Share this post Hail to the Team Share on other sites The complaint department is closed. Link to post 1insaneguy Share this post Share on other sites Members 178 3 Members Members Seriously though, I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”Xist2inspire does make a good point. 919 Sports Logos Share on other sites That’s fantastic news. Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington. Posted November 6, 2015 Link to post Share on other sites 178 Members 919 Share this post 178 Next Link to post Followers 2 I wish that instead of just trying to eliminate Native American themes altogether, more effort would be put towards finding positive Native American themes to use. There’s a lot of wonderful and interesting visuals, colors, styles, etc. that come along with Native American themes, and it’d be a shame to throw the baby out with the bathwater, so to speak. Too often the question when something’s wrong is “how do we not do this,” when it should be “how do we do this right.”That’d be cool for schools on reservations or schools near reservations that are active in that community–at the first of the 3 high schools I went to, a Pechanga tribe member was my freshman football teammate, and it was so near that reservation that I’m sure he wasn’t the only one at the school–but otherwise it’s an egregious example of “let’s name ourselves after something cool(-sounding)”.You’re right though that this should hopefully open up a discussion over why we name schools after certain things, particularly in relation to Native Americans, as opposed to making this all look like a question of censorship vs. free speech.That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington.Oh, and ignore the troll. Members 118 Link to post 262 Share on other sites Members 22,644 189 1,535 Link to post Members http://www.timescolonist.com/adidas-offers-to-help-schools-transition-away-from-native-american-mascots-with-logo-redesign-1.2104451Adidas is offering to help high schools nationwide drop Native American mascots.The athletic shoe and apparel maker said Thursday it will provide free design resources to schools looking to shelve Native American mascots, nicknames, imagery or symbolism. The German company also pledged to provide financial support to ensure the cost of changing is not prohibitive.Adidas announced the initiative in conjunction with the White House Tribal Nations Conference on Thursday in Washington. Adidas executives were among those attending the conference, which includes leaders from the 567 federally recognized tribes.The company, which has its North American headquarters in Portland, Oregon, also said it will be a founding member of a coalition that addresses Native American mascots in sports.According to the group Change the Mascot, there are about 2,000 schools nationwide that have Native American mascots.The advocacy group says about a dozen schools have dropped Native mascots over the past two years and another 20 are considering a change.Eric Liedtke, Adidas head of global brands who travelled to conference, said sports must be inclusive.”Today’s announcement is a great way for us to offer up our resources to schools that want to do what’s right — to administrators, teachers, students and athletes who want to make a difference in their lives and in their world,” Liedtke said in a statement to The Associated Press. “Our intention is to help break down any barriers to change — change that can lead to a more respectful and inclusive environment for all American athletes.”The voluntary program would give schools access to the company’s design team for logo redesign and uniform design across all sports. It seeks to be a collaborative effort with schools.The use of such mascots has drawn increased attention and controversy in recent years. The NFL’s Washington Redskins have resisted appeals by Native American and civil rights groups to change their name and mascot.In 2005, the NCAA warned schools that they would face sanctions if they didn’t change Native American logos or nicknames. Some colleges kept their nicknames by obtaining permission from tribes, including the Florida State Seminoles and the University of Utah Utes.Some states have taken action at the high school level. Last month California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a law that prohibits schools from using the term “Redskins.”Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper recently ordered the creation of a commission to study the use of Native American mascots and come up with a list of recommendations for possible legislationIn Oregon, the state Board of Education in 2012 ordered high schools to ban such mascots or risk losing public funding. The schools have until 2017 to comply.Change the Mascot’s Jackie Pata, Executive Director of the National Congress of American Indians, and Oneida Nation Representative Ray Halbritter applauded Adidas’ move in a joint statement.”We hope that a number of companies including FedEx, whose name adorns the Washington NFL team’s stadium, will step forward and follow Adidas’s lead,” the statement said. “Adidas clearly understands that in 2015, businesses cannot sit on the sideline on this issue and that they must choose which side they are on. It is inspiring to see that Adidas has chosen to be on the side of inclusivity and mutual respect and has set an example for others to follow.”___Adidas set up an email address for schools wishing to inquire about the service: [email protected] See more at: http://www.timescolonist.com/adidas-offers-to-help-schools-transition-away-from-native-american-mascots-with-logo-redesign-1.2104451#sthash.98mNu8Pu.dpuf Recommended Posts Share this post Posted November 6, 2015 Members By nash61, November 6, 2015 in Sports Logo News Share this post Members 1,900 posts 583 posts 4,356 2,572 2,080 posts Favourite Logos:Seattle Sounders FC Share this post hawk36 1,453 posts 16 334 16 Share this post Share on other sites Link to post Posted November 7, 2015 Prev Board Man + Young Trece 118 Hail to the Team Posted November 6, 2015 Page 1 of 3 919 Location:Fort Worth, TX Followers 2 Go To Topic Listing Ark 0 Members That’s fantastic news.Maybe Nike will finally offer to help out that NFL franchise in Washington….Too bad that the REDSKINS play on Landover, MD, not Washington. The BILLS play in Orchard Park, NY, not Buffalo.The COWBOYS play in Arlington, TX, not Dallas.The GIANTS and JETS play in East Rutherford, NJ, not New York.Your point is…? 2,572 Adidas offers to help high schools eliminate Native American mascots
Highlight:Djokovic and Osaka reach final at Western Southern OpenOsaka withdrew in protest and returned to play in the semi-finalsDjokovic will face Ravonic and Osaka Azarenka in the finalCincinnati: World number one Novak Djokovic advanced to the final of the Western and Southern Open tennis tournament. Djokovic advanced to the semifinals after defeating eighth seed Batista Ogat. The score was 4-6, 6-4, 7-6. Djokovic reached the final of the three – hour match after overcoming heavy pressure from his opponent. In the other men’s semifinals, Milos Ravonic advanced to the final, defeating Greek player Stefanos Sitzipas. The score was 7-6, 6-3. Citusipas lost the first set after losing the set point. The final will be played on Saturday evening. Leading players did not make it to the tournament after Kovid.In the women’s event, Naomi Osaka and Victoria Asanka will meet in the final. Osaka had earlier announced that it was withdrawing from the semi-finals in protest of the atrocities against blacks, but later changed its mind. Osaka defeated Elise Mertens in the semifinals. The score was 6-2, 7-6. This is the first time a Japanese player has reached the final of the Western Southern Open. Azarenka advanced to the final with a victory over Johanna Conte. The win was for three sets against one. The score was 4-6, 6-4, 6-1. Asaranka also reached the final for the first time in the tournament.Also Read: Kovid 19 for 12 in Chennai camp including Deepak Chahar; IPL concernedThe Western Southern Open will also be a great preparation for players for the US Open, which starts on October 31. This is one of the major tournaments after Kovid. Earlier, Japanese player Kai Nishikori came here to play but withdrew due to Kovid’s injury.
View comments GALLERY: NCAA Season 93 Opening Ceremonies LATEST STORIES Missile-capable frigate BRP Jose Rizal inches closer to entering PH Navy’s fleet Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netArellano silenced Mapua for the better part of the final six minutes to pull out the 91-82 victory to open its NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament campaign Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena.Kent Salado posted 24 points, seven rebounds, and four assists to carry the Chiefs to their first win, showing the league that they are still a force to be reckoned with despite the departure of ace guard Jio Jalalon.ADVERTISEMENT Michael Cañete added a double-double in tune of 17 markers and 12 boards, while Brylle Meca had nine points and four rebounds off the bench.“The win tastes so sweet,” said coach Jerry Codiñera. “It’s hard to get the first game because there’s always jitters. Everything is new. They can feel the pressure, so I’m glad that we’re able to pull this off.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Andoy Estrella got the Cardinals within one, 80-79, with 6:17 remaining, but that proved to be Mapua’s last hurrah as Arellano clamped down on defense and extended the lead to as high as 12, 91-79. Laurenz Victoria paced the Cardinals with 23 points and five rebounds, but committed six turnovers in the game. End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend Not easy being green: Dog births unique puppy Clippers, Lakers among most-watched NBA teams by Filipinos LaVine scores 42, Chicago rallies late to beat Cavs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Tobias Harris’ late 3 seals Sixers’ win over Knicks Estrella, meanwhile, got 19 markers, nine boards, and five assists, but turned the ball over seven times as Mapua committed 25 miscues in the tiff.The Cardinals missed the services of comebacking guard Leo Gabo, who is serving the last of his four-game suspension dating back to 2014, and injured big man Kenneth Magboo.The Scores:ARELLANO 91 – Salado 24, Cañete 17, Meca 9, Dela Cruz 8, Enriquez 8, Villoria 7, Flores 5, Nicholls 5, Abanes 3, Alcoriza 3, Concepcion 2, Ongolo Ongolo 0, Padilla 0.MAPUA 82 – Victoria 23, Estrella 19, Orquina 9, Aguirre 8, Nieles 8, Raflores 8, Pelayo 7, Buñag 0.Quarters: 19-23, 44-46, 72-71, 91-82.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Thousands join Kalibo Ati-atihan despite typhoon devastation LSU title parade draws massive crowds For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity.