Joy Sports Wimbledon daily: How the VIPs fared on day 3

first_imgThis series from the #JoySports team lasts for the duration of the Wimbledon tournament: June 29 – July 12.– Day 3 of the men’s singles saw wins for Stan Wawrinka, Novak Djokovic, and Marin Cilic, ensuring that the only surprising news on Wednesday was Kei Nishikori’s exit through injury.A double fault by the narrowest of margins allowed Croatia’s Cilic to complete a great escape at Wimbledon as the U.S. Open champion lived to fight another day with a 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5 victory over journeyman Richard Berankis.Wawrinka moved easily into the third round with a 6-3 6-4 7-5 win over Victor Estrella Burgos.World number five Nishikori of Japan will not participate any more after pulling out with a calf injury. Men’s round two results – highlights(Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any)1-Novak Djokovic (Serbia) beat Jarkko Nieminen (Finland) 6-4 6-2 6-3 4-Stanislas Wawrinka (Switzerland) beat Victor Estrella (Dominican Republic) 6-3 6-4 7-5 7-Milos Raonic (Canada) beat Tommy Haas (Germany) 6-0 6-2 6-7(5) 7-6(4) 9-Marin Cilic (Croatia) beat Ricardas Berankis (Lithuania) 6-3 4-6 7-6(6) 4-6 7-5  11-Grigor Dimitrov (Bulgaria) beat Steve Johnson (U.S.) 7-6(8) 6-2 7-6(2) 14-Kevin Anderson (South Africa) beat Marsel Ilhan (Turkey) 6-7(5) 7-6(6) 6-4 6-4 16-David Goffin (Belgium) beat Liam Broady (Britain) 7-6(3) 6-1 6-1 17-John Isner (U.S.) beat Matthew Ebden (Australia) 6-2 7-6(8) 6-4  21-Richard Gasquet (France) beat Kenny De Schepper (France) 6-0 6-3 6-3 24-Leonardo Mayer (Argentina) beat Marcel Granollers (Spain) 6-3 7-6(4) 6-3 26-Nick Kyrgios (Australia) beat Juan Monaco (Argentina) 7-6(5) 6-3 6-4 27-Bernard Tomic (Australia) beat Pierre-Hugues Herbert (France) 7-6(3) 6-4 7-6(5) Fernando Verdasco (Spain) beat 32-Dominic Thiem (Austria) 5-7 6-4 5-7 6-3 6-4  Marcos Baghdatis (Cyprus) beat John Millman (Australia) 6-7(5) 2-6 6-3 6-2 6-4 Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) beat 5-Kei Nishikori (Japan) walkoverWomen’s round two results A routine second-round Wimbledon victory for Maria Sharapova against Dutch world number 123 Richel Hogenkamp was one of the stories of the day.But two matches provided a buzz for what is to come. In the next round, British number 1 Heather Watson (main photo) will face Serena Williams as a result of both their victories. Top seed Williams (below) swept aside big-serving Hungarian Timea Babos 6-4 6-1 inside an hour to reach the third round. “I’m definitely playing well,” she said as she came off court after 59 minutes. “I had to pick up my game today. She has such a huge serve.” Williams’s next opponent will 23-year-old Watson, who booked her passage through in little over 85 minutes against Daniela Hantuchova of Slovakia.Highlights(Numbers preceding player’s name is their ranking, if any) 1-Serena Williams (U.S.) beat Timea Babos (Hungary) 6-4 6-14-Maria Sharapova (Russia) beat Richel Hogenkamp (Netherlands) 6-3 6-16-Lucie Safarova (Czech Republic) beat Hsieh Su-Wei (Taiwan) 6-2 6-3Bethanie Mattek-Sands (U.S.) beat 7-Ana Ivanovic (Serbia) 6-3 6-4CoCo Vandeweghe (U.S.) beat 11-Karolina Pliskova (Czech Republic) 7-6(5) 6-414-Andrea Petkovic (Germany) beat Mariana Duque (Colombia) 6-3 6-116-Venus Williams (U.S.) beat Yulia Putintseva (Kazakhstan) 7-6(5) 6-422-Samantha Stosur (Australia) beat Urszula Radwanska (Poland) 6-3 6-423-Victoria Azarenka (Belarus) beat Kirsten Flipkens (Belgium) 6-3 6-3Sloane Stephens (U.S.) beat Lauren Davis (U.S.) 6-4 6-4Heather Watson (Britain) beat Daniela Hantuchova (Slovakia) 6-4 6-2Zarina Diyas (Kazakhstan) beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich (Belarus) 7-5 6-1–Follow Gary on Twitter: @garyalsmith  The #JoySports coverage includes updates on Sports Centre with George Addo Jnr (7:45am, Monday- Friday), Global Sports with Gary Al-Smith (3:45pm, Tuesday-Thursday) and the sports segments on Midday and Newsnight.   On Multi TV, follow on the AM Sports with Kwame Dwomoh-Agyemang, sports on NewsDay with Benedict Owusu Dankwah, Sports Today with Nathaniel Attoh (2pm, Monday-Friday), sports on the Pulse with Gary Al-Smith (4:30pm, Monday-Friday) and sports on Joy News Prime with George Addo Jnr. –last_img read more

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‘Thank God he’s back!’ – Arsenal fans react to the return of Mesut Ozil as Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench

first_img1 Mesut Ozil has been named in the Arsenal starting XI for Sunday’s visit of Chelsea having missed last week’s goalless draw away to Stoke.The Gunners were berated for a lack of creativity in the German’s absence at the Britannia in a season where Ozil has already assisted 16 goals, seven more than anyone else in the league.The good news continued for Arsenal with Alexis Sanchez returning to the matchday squad for the first time since November 29th.And the return of the duo has buoyed the Arsenal fans on social media as they look to return to the top of the Premier League table with a win against their London rivals at the Emirates.See below for the best reaction to the Arsenal line-up!Line-Up: Cech; Bellerin, Mertesacker, Koscielny, Monreal; Flamini, Ramsey, Ozil; Campbell, Giroud, Walcott.Subs: Ospina, Chambers, Gibbs, Gabriel, Elneny, Oxlade-Chamberlin, Sanchez. Mesut Ozil center_img [View the story “‘Thank God he’s back!’ – Arsenal fans react to the return of Mesut Ozil as Alexis Sanchez is named on the bench” on Storify]last_img read more

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Unesco, AU to boost journalism

first_imgUnesco and the AU are to develop thegenre of science journalism in Africa overthe next three years. (Image: Unesco)Janine ErasmusFind out more about using MediaClubSouthAfrica.com materialThe United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (Unesco) and the African Union (AU) Commission have signed a special agreement to strengthen journalism in Africa, particularly in science and technology.The special agreement will see the two organisations working together to enhance the skills of African journalists and other media professionals in a series of initiatives across the continent and internationally.The agreement is expected to improve the quality of African journalism in general, and science and technology reporting in particular.Beninese mathematician Jean-Pierre Ezin, the AU’s commissioner for human resources in science and technology, and Unesco’s assistant director-general for communication and information, Abdul Waheed Khan, signed on the line in Paris on 8 July, bringing the agreement into immediate force.The two organisations have also agreed to meet at least once a year to consult on and assess the programme. An action plan is expected within six months of the signing.Unesco and the AU have identified a number of priority areas for collaboration. These include knowledge sharing; the evaluation of previous similar initiatives; the implementation of capacity building programmes; and the joint financing of projects and possible involvement of other partners.Journalistic centres of excellenceIn 2007 Unesco undertook a study to identify and document the capacity of 96 journalism schools across Africa. Emphasis was placed on those schools that showed real potential to be so-called centres of excellence.The project was conducted with the help of the School of Journalism and Media Studies at Rhodes University in South Africa’s Eastern Cape province, and the ESJ International School of Journalism in Lille, France. Media organisations around the continent also added their expertise.A comprehensive list of the participating schools was assembled in a database, which is accessible on the Unesco website. Under the new special agreement, the schools involved will be enlisted as training venues.Science journalism on the riseWith the increasing realisation of the importance of technology in the growth of the African continent comes a parallel awareness of the need for quality journalism, especially in the field of science. Science journalism is a relatively new speciality, but a growing one.At an assembly of science journalists earlier in 2009, it was revealed that the genre is flourishing in developing nations, while at the same time diminishing in some developed countries.Delegates at the 2009 meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, held in February in Chicago, heard of a growing demand for science stories from both editors and readers in Africa and the Middle East. But in the US, media houses have cut back on their science reporters and some have even done away with their science departments altogether.Akin Jimoh of the Lagos-based Development Communications Network said that the developing world’s scientific loss was Africa’s gain. “Science journalism is growing [in Africa],” he commented. “Associations of science journalists are being formed in a number of countries. They have organised conferences in their countries to influence science policy.”Other reasons given at the recent Chicago gathering for the rise of science journalism included greater interest from the media in promoting science as a development tool, and the increased attention to issues of global interest, such as climate change.But in other more developed countries, the story has taken a different turn. US-based television network CNN is reported to have shut down its entire environmental, science and technology unit, while the respected Boston Globe publication is phasing out its science section over the course of a year.World science journalism conference for CairoLuckily for avid readers in the developing nations of Africa, South America and the Middle East, the future of science journalism is looking good – so much so that the next world conference of science journalists is to take place for the first time in Cairo. The conference is held under the auspices of the World Federation of Science Journalists (WFSJ).The Cairo bidding group fought off fierce competition from Finland, Uganda and Kenya to snatch the privilege of hosting the prestigious gathering. The Finnish Broadcasting Company’s Pirjo Koskinen was disappointed, but conceded that it was fitting that a developing country should next host the conference. “It’s very important for us to get to know Africa,” she added.Announcing the winning bid in June 2009, outgoing WFSJ president Pallab Ghosh expressed delight that Africa had been so strongly represented in the bidding process.Ghosh is succeeded as WFSJ president by Cairo-based Nadia El-Awady, a co-founder and past president of the Arab Science Journalists Association.Do you have queries or comments about this article? Contact Janine Erasmus at [email protected] articlesPress freedom on Sanef agenda Africa’s new voiceYoung reporters go mobile Challenging media views of South Africa Media awards for SA womenUseful linksUnescoAfrican UnionAfrican Science Communication ConferenceWorld Federation of Science JournalistsNature News – science journalism special featurelast_img read more

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