Igor Andreev won a title for the first time in his home country, overcoming leg and feet problems to beat Nicolas Kiefer of Germany 5-7, 7-6 (7-3), 6-2 in the Kremlin Cup final at Moscow. Mary Pierce won the women’s event for her second Kremlin Cup title, a 6-4, 6-3 victory over Francesca Schiavone of Italy. Pierce will climb to a No. 5 ranking for the first time in five years. James Blake beat Paradorn Srichaphan 6-1, 7-6 (7-6) on Sunday to win the Stockholm Open at Stockholm, Sweden, for his first European title. Blake has won 20 of his past 23 matches in ATP events. The sixth-seeded American was playing his first ATP event since reaching the U.S. Open quarterfinals, where he lost to Andre Agassi. COLLEGE FOOTBALL: Penn State freshman wide receiver Derrick Williams will miss the rest of the season because of a broken left arm. Williams was injured Saturday with less than four minutes left in Penn State’s loss at Michigan when he was tackled during a kickoff return. SOCCER: Alessandro Del Piero‘s goal lifted Juventus past Cagliari 1-0, giving the Italian Serie A leader a 7-0-0 record. AC Milan grabbed sole possession of second place as Alberto Gilardino and Andriy Shevchenko scored in a 2-0 win at Cagliari. New England’s Taylor Twellman won the Golden Boot as Major League Soccer’s scoring champion, netting 17 goals for the Revolution. D.C. United claimed the first MLS Reserve Division title. RUNNING: Teren Jameson became the first American to win the Columbus (Ohio) Marathon in 12 years, finishing in 2 hours, 18 minutes, 37 seconds. Jameson, from Taylorsville, Utah, pulled away from second-place finisher Jonathan Ndambuki of Kenya right before the 16-mile marker. Benson Cherono of Kenya won the Beijing International Marathon despite mistakenly running off the course and shortening his route by 800 meters. Cherono finished in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 55 seconds – 40 seconds faster than the best time in Beijing and 5:20 ahead of runner-up James Moiben of Kenya. Sun Yingjie of China won the women’s race for the third straight time. She covered the 26.2 miles in 2:21:01, beating two other Chinese, Zhou Chunxiu and Sun Weiwei. Haile Gebrselassie ran the fastest marathon of the season and broke the course record at the Amsterdam Marathon. In only his second marathon, the former two-time Olympic champion in the 10,000 meters won in 2 hours, 6 minutes, 20 seconds. – Daily News Staff and Wire Services 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Mark Philippousis headlines the USTA Men’s Challenger of Calabasas tennis tournament that begins today at the Calabasas Tennis and Swim Center. Philippousis, ranked as high as No. 8 in the world in 1999 but now down to 180, will try to get his career back on track in a field that also includes Jan-Michael Gambill, once ranked No. 14 in the world. Local entries include former USC standout Cecil Mamiit, former UCLA player Zach Fleishman and current Thousand Oaks High phenom Sam Querrey. The tournament, open to the public, goes all week through Sunday. Tickets range from $10 to $16 depending on the day, with day sessions free through Thursday. _Matthew Kredell BASEBALL:New York Yankees bench coach Joe Girardi met with the Tampa Bay Devil Rays for the second time to discuss the team’s vacant managerial opening. HOCKEY: New York Islanders goaltender Rick DiPietro will return to practice today, four days after he sustained a concussion. DiPietro was injured during Thursday night’s 5-3 win at Washington.
Manchester City Ederson reveals the secret behind stopping Aubameyang’s penalty Goal 17:51 3/2/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Manchester City Premier League Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang Arsenal v Manchester City Arsenal The goalkeeper praised Man City’s backroom staff for playing their role as he kept the Gabon international forward at bay Manchester City goalkeeper Ederson has revealed that doing his homework on Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang was crucial to stopping the Arsenal striker’s penalty on Thursday.With City leading 3-0 after the first half, the keeper was placed in the spotlight after Nicolas Otamendi fouled Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the box, but produced a stop to maintain his side’s momentum, diving to his left to push away the kick.Ederson said that the backroom staff played a role in the moment. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Lyon treble & England heartbreak: The full story behind Lucy Bronze’s dramatic 2019 Liverpool v Man City is now the league’s biggest rivalry and the bitterness is growing Megan Rapinoe: Born & brilliant in the U.S.A. A Liverpool legend in the making: Behind Virgil van Dijk’s remarkable rise to world’s best player “We study the shooters of the opponents – the team, the goalkeeping coach and the other goalkeepers,” he told City’s official website.“It helps us a lot when it comes to make the decision at the right time.”With City now 16 points clear at the summit of the Premier League table, the title is almost within sight, having already secured the Carabao Cup a few days earlier, with Arsenal again their victims.“We knew how important this game was,” he said. “We needed the win.“We entered the game really focused. We controlled and dominated and got a positive result. We deserved to win.“It’s our third win of the season against Arsenal, which is very good for us.”City now turn their attentions to a clash with fourth-placed Chelsea on Sunday. Check out Goal’s Premier League 2019-20 fantasy football podcast for game tips, debate and rivalries.
zoomIllustration. Image Courtesy: Pixabay under CC0 Creative Commons license The U.S. Department of Justice has closed a two-year investigation into alleged price fixing by a group of major container shipping lines.The investigation, which was unveiled in March 2017, was closed without filing charges or imposing fines. The process started when U.S. officials walked into a meeting of the industry’s 20 biggest companies and handed out subpoenas to top executives at several companies, including Danish giant Maersk, Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) and Hong Kong-based Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL).“This is an important decision where the global container shipping industry has, once again, been fully investigated and exonerated. MSC is pleased to move forward, now that this matter is closed,” the world’s second largest carrier told World Maritime News.Maersk also confirmed that the U.S. DOJ closed the investigation into containerized shipping and released the company from any obligations under the Grand Jury subpoenas issued during the March 2017 meeting of the International Council of Containership Operators.“Maersk provided its full cooperation to the DOJ throughout the investigation, and we believe the DOJ’s decision to release Maersk reflects our strong commitment to competition compliance governance and structures over the years,” Camilla Jain Holtse, Head of Competition Law & Policy, A.P. Moller – Maersk, said.“We will continue to foster effective compliance through training and supporting our employees, monitoring our activities, and working cooperatively with authorities on regulatory matters whenever relevant,” Holtse added.Furthermore, OOCL’s Stephen Ng, Director of Trades, confirmed that that company was notified about the development, adding that OOCL is “pleased to see that the case has been dropped.”The probe was launched amid concerns over possible anti-competitive behavior by container shipping companies after the carriers asked the U.S. Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) for approval to form the Ocean and THE alliances.World Maritime News Staff