Federer undergoes knee surgery, will miss French Open

first_img “My right knee has been bothering me for a little while,” said the world number three who reached the Roland Garros semi-finals last year. Read Also: Tennis: Federer, Nadal play to record crowd in Cape Town “I hoped it would go away, but after an examination and discussion with my team, I decided to have arthroscopic surgery in Switzerland yesterday.” “After the surgery the doctors confirmed that it was the right thing to have done and are very confident of a full recovery. “I can’t wait to be back playing again soon, see you on grass!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Roger Federer has undergone surgery to resolve a longstanding knee problem and said Thursday he would be out of action until after the French Open. The 20-times grand slam winner revealed on his Facebook account that he underwent surgery in Switzerland on Wednesday and would miss a string of tournaments including the May 24-June 7 French Open. Switzerland’s Roger Federer pictured after beating Spain’s Rafael Nadal during an exhibition match in Cape Town on February 7 “As a result, I will miss Dubai, India Wells, Bogota, Miami and the French Open,” he said. The 38-year-old explained that he had intended to avoid surgery if possible but the knee problem refused to go away.Advertisement Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love With10 Celebrity Dads Who Don’t Get Along With Their Kids6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”8 Most Expensive Mistakes The World Has Ever Made10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?8 Things That Will Happen If An Asteroid Hits EarthThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hystericalcenter_img Loading… last_img read more

Cricket News Proven! Australia Fail Miserable When It Comes To Reviews, Ashes Series An Example

first_imgNew Delhi: Australia toiled in the field at the Oval on the third day of the Ashes Test and were not helped by Paine’s misjudgements. Joe Denly, who went on to score 94, should have been out lbw to Mitchell Marsh when he was on 54 but Australia opted not to review the not-out decision.  Later on the skipper, who is the team’s wicketkeeper, failed to review a not-out decision against Jos Buttler after an appeal for lbw, with replays showing Nathan Lyon’s delivery would have hit the stumps. Australian captain Tim Paine admitted that they were having a nightmare when it came to the review and he sarcastically remarked that he was going to enrol in an ‘umpiring school’ once the series is over. This is not the first time that Australia has struggled when it came to the Decision Review System. In the past, they have often had a brainfade when it came to taking the DRS, be it in Ashes or any other series. However, in this marquee series, Australia have suffered more failures in the DRS ascompared to England. Following the two missed opportunities at The Oval, Australia had missed a crucial chance in the Leeds Test. Nathan Lyon was bowling to Ben Stokes when England had neared victory and with just a couple of runs needed and one wicket remaining, Lyon fired a flatter delivery and Stokes missed the reverse sweep to be struck on the pads. However, the umpire refused to give it out and Australia were gutted. Replays showed the ball was hitting the stumps and Paine could not take the review as they had exhausted their reviews. Also Read | Steve Smith Says ‘Amazing’ Feeling To Retain AshesIn the 2013/14 series, during the Adelaide Test, Mitchell Johnson had trapped Michael Carberry LBW in the final ball of the day but the umpire did not give it out. Michael Clarke, the-then skipper, did not challenge the decision although replays showed the ball was hitting the leg stump. Also Read | Ashes 2019: Steve Smith Hits 26th Test Ton, Goes Past Sachin Tendulkar To Achieve THIS FeatIn the 2013 series held in England, there were two controversial instances of the DRS going against Australia. In the Trent Bridge Test, Stuart Broad had edged a delivery from Ashton Agar but he did not walk. Australia appealed and they could not take the review as they had exhausted all reviews. The fury of the Australians was targeted towards Broad and in the 2013/14 series Down Under, crowds viciously targeted Broad. In the same series, Usman Khawaja had not edged a spinning delivey from Graeme Swann but he was still given out. Despite taking the review, the original decision had not changed and he was given the marching orders. Apart from the Ashes, one notable instance of Australia unable to use the DRS was during the Bangalore Test against India. Steve Smith was given out and he deliberated with Peter Handscomb while looking towards the Australian dressing room. Virat Kohli, the Indian skipper objected and so did the umpire. Kohli had indirectly accused Smith of cheating while Smith admitted that it was a ‘brain-fade’. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Syracuse uses walk-on talent to help raise profile of program

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Amy Ludovici was walking across the Syracuse Quad when she heard someone quickly jogging up from behind her. Andrea Buch tapped Ludovici on the shoulder and handed her a flier.“’Hey, you look like a great athlete,’” Ludovici recalls Buch, then a Syracuse assistant rowing coach, telling her. “’You should come to this.’”On the Quad next to them was a boat. The same type the SU rowing team practices with and races in. Around it were about 10 athletes and assistant coaches all watching and tracking down women they thought looked athletic.The purpose was to find the next crop of Syracuse rowing walk-ons.“Leaving competitive sports, I needed, I missed that involvement in something, or being with other people with a similar mindset,” Ludovici said. “It didn’t take much convincing at all.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLudovici — a basketball player in high school — soon became one of about 60 women to be invited to try out for SU’s rowing team. Many had no background in the sport. Some had what it took to make the roster. Others did not.Now a senior, Ludovici said she’s the only remaining walk-on member of her 2011 class to be on the team. That’s because the team has consistently grown more competitive, with athletes who had the ability in previous years harshly being cut for younger, better candidates. Still, many of the athletes don’t come in with a background in the sport.Now, two regattas into its spring season — the latest one being Sunday in Clemson, South Carolina — the fall tryout cycle will once again get to show its benefits on the water.“We’re looking for women who are unafraid to go,” head coach Justin Moore said. “Women who like to train and women who really want to be part of an environment where the team is bigger than them, their crew is bigger than them. Not somebody who wants to be the star.”It’s a roster of 56 with only 20 scholarships to earn. Moore recruits athletes he thinks fit the mold, but many must come just from trying people out. The 60 quickly whittles down to 30, Moore says, noting that half of them “self-select” while the rest continue the tryout process that lasts for more than a month, and a crop of walk-ons forms.And those 20 scholarships — the most allowed in Division I rowing — become a source of competition to earn. Ludovici walked on when she was a freshman. But as a senior, she’s getting a full ride — as has everyone else in the first varsity eight boat. Moore said he likes to at least give partial scholarships, but make that top boat a reason for competition for everyone else.“Rowing is a late onset sport. Whereas like swimming and gymnastics are really early onset sports,” Moore said. “Fifty percent of our women were pretty good athletes in other sports and rowing was just the path that they chose because I think it provided the most opportunity.”But those opportunities are now becoming fewer and farther between. Ludovici said more and more the coaches have had to cut athletes that have already been on the roster.“The coaches kind of had to step in and say, ‘These are hard and fast standards and no matter what, if you can’t make them, we’re sorry we can’t have you back,’” Ludovici said. “There have been more substantial cuts as the years have gone on.“Some people do everything they can to try and make this team, and it’s just not enough.”One was Ludovici’s sister, Mary Ludovici, who didn’t have the same 5-foot-11 frame. Ludovici said her sister was upset to not make the roster, but instead became a captain on the dance team.It’s a ruthless yet extremely calculated effort to find the best athletes. Assistant coach Jim Lister has been yelled at for trying to take all the best Australian athletes when he’s recruiting Down Under.He spent 17 days there in February, reaching out to rowers he’d heard of and keeping his eye out for more.“They’ve been coming up to us and saying ‘Hey, there’s a girl that I rowed with that just made the junior national team,’” Lister said. “So we’re getting some of that. And the other part is we’re going down to the boathouses and jumping in the launch with the coaches and establishing a relationship.”But for the Orange’s 11 international rowers, or ones plucked straight off the Quad, the expectation is the same. Moore says his sport, like anything, is a craft. He speaks in inspirational clichés. And he trusts in the Malcolm Gladwell belief that you can become great at anything if you devote 10,000 hours to it.He knows that the Saturday morning regatta doesn’t draw the crowd of the Friday night football game in the Carrier Dome. He knows it takes a special type of person to set their alarm to a time that starts with 4 a.m.And Moore is on a perpetual, never-ending search to find that type of person, wherever they may come from and in whatever form.“Unlike football, unlike basketball, unlike sports with defense, our sport is just physical,” Moore said. “Nobody is trying to prevent us from trying to achieve our goal. It is just how hard can you go. How well trained are you, how physically prepared are you? How technically proficient? And how much are you willing to hurt?“If you can get somebody to engage incredibly deeply for a long period of time, they’re going to become excellent at it.” Comments Published on April 19, 2015 at 11:01 pm Contact Sam: [email protected] | @SamBlum3last_img read more