Where do Raiders still need the most help?

first_imgExactly one month stands between Monday and the 2019 NFL Draft, in which the Raiders hold four of the first 35 picks and a league-high three on opening night.They were among the most active teams in the first two weeks of free agency, with the signings of Antonio Brown and Trent Brown highlighting a bevy of moves on both sides of the ball, yet plenty of work remains for Oakland to return to relevance in a division topped by two of the best teams in the NFL.Assuming the Raiders don’t send more …last_img

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Olympics: Shot-putter Om Prakash qualifies for London Olympics

first_imgIndian shot-putter Om Prakash Karhana on Friday qualified for the 2012 London Olympics as well as next month’s World Championships after winning gold in an IAAF meet at Szombathely in Hungary.Om PrakashKarhana registered a personal best of 20.04 metres to cross the 20-metre qualifying mark for the London Olympics and the World Championships to be held in Daegu, South Korea from August 27.The earlier personal best of the 24-year-old lad, who is now training in Hungary, was 20.02 metres which he registered at the 2009 Inter-State Athletics meet in Chennai.Karhana had finished third in the Asian Championships at Kobe, Japan earlier this month. Defending his shot put title, he managed a bronze with a season’s best of 19.47 metres.With inputs from PTIlast_img

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Federer wins 101st title, beating Isner in Miami Open final

first_imgMOST READ Now 37, Federer became tennis’ first repeat champion of 2019 when he won his 101st career title Sunday by beating a hobbled John Isner in the Miami Open final, 6-1, 6-4.Federer neutralized Isner’s big serve and won 32 of 35 points on his own serve. The 6-foot-10 Isner scrambled so desperately to stay in rallies that he hurt his left foot and limped badly through the final few points.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsIsner said afterward he didn’t yet know the nature or severity of the injury.Federer, by contrast, is just fine. He was the Dubai champion on March 2, and runner-up to Dominic Thiem at Indian Wells two weeks ago. Trump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event Google Philippines names new country director “It was just important to keep on doing what I was doing, and if he’s hurt, well, then so be it, and bad luck for him,” Federer said. “After the game, of course, you hope it’s nothing serious .” / gsgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Roger Federer, of Switzerland,holds the trophy after defeating John Isner in the singles final of the Miami Open tennis tournament, Sunday, March 31, 2019, in Miami Gardens, Fla. (AP Photo/Lynne Sladky)MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — Orange streamers rained down while Roger Federer held another championship trophy aloft, his familiar grin as wide as ever.For the ageless Federer, winning never gets old.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next PBA All-Star promoter more than happy to donate wheelchairs after big scoring night View comments Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krausscenter_img The first 33 men’s and women’s titles in 2019 were won by 33 different players, including Ashleigh Barty in the Miami women’s final Saturday. Federer is the first repeat winner in 20 men’s tournaments this year.“Kind of fitting,” Isner said.Federer first played in the Miami tournament as a wild card 20 years ago. He won the title in 2005, 2006 and 2017 before it moved from Key Biscayne to its new home this year in the Dolphins’ complex.“It has been a super long journey for me here,” Federer told the crowd. “To stand here right now really means a lot after so many years.”The temporary stands inside the NFL stadium were almost full for the final, but Federer quickly defused any drama. He broke in the opening game and then twice more in a first set that lasted only 24 minutes.“Champion, Roger!” one fan yelled during a lull, prompting cheers. Federer went on to earn the adjective yet again.To complicate matters for Isner, he said the top of his foot started to hurt during the first set, and the problem grew worse as the match progressed.“It’s a terrible feeling,” Isner said, “going up against the greatest player ever, playing in this incredible atmosphere, and my foot’s killing me.“Not that I would have won the match anyway. Let’s make that clear. But, you know, I think I could have made for a more interesting match, and one that was a little more fun.”Federer said he felt badly for Isner but didn’t let that affect his game. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants “This is a good phase, a good stretch for me right now,” Federer said. “I really feel super healthy. That’s why I have been able to play every day for the last four weeks. That’s something that maybe hasn’t always been the case for the last few years. So you appreciate these moments.”Federer is 18-2 this year, best on the men’s tour, which stamps him as a threat to add to his record total of 20 Grand Slam titles in 2019.“Unbelievable for you to keep winning and playing this level of tennis,” Miami tournament director James Blake, a former top-five player, told Federer at the trophy presentation. “It makes me feel like such an underachiever. We’re all just in awe.”Isner also paid tribute to Federer during the ceremony.“You were entirely too good today, entirely too good this whole tournament,” Isner said. “You are entirely too good your whole career. It’s absolutely incredible what you’re doing. We’re so lucky to have you in this game, and we all want you to keep playing and literally never retire. So keep it up, man.”ADVERTISEMENT Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving LATEST STORIESlast_img read more

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US top women’s World Cup lineup joined by Nigeria, Senegal

first_imgGENEVA (AP) — The lineup for the first women’s basketball World Cup in 2018 has been completed by African champion Nigeria and runner-up Senegal.The top-ranked United States, which qualified as the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics champion, heads the 16-team tournament being played Sept. 22-30 next year in Spain, ranked No. 2.Nigeria and Senegal sealed their places by reaching the AfroBasket final, won 65-48 on Sunday by the Nigerians in Mali.The U.S. is the two-time defending champion in a competition rebranded from the World Championship after the 2014 edition.___Qualified teams:Africa: Nigeria, Senegal.Americas: Argentina, Canada, Puerto Rico, United States.Asia: Australia, China, Japan, South Korea.Europe: Belgium, France, Greece, Latvia, Spain (host), Turkey.TweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

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