Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

first_imgJiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “The MRI (scan) showed a grade one injury of his illiopsoas on his right leg,” his management said in a statement.“He will be resting over the next days once back in Spain and will start with anti-inflammatory physiotherapy.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk“He will start his rehabilitation and pre-adaptation process to the tennis court in two weeks, starting progressively his training and practice.”The Nadal team said the Spanish star was expected to be fully recovered in three weeks and could resume playing in Acapulco late next month. Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year LATEST STORIES Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours It was the second time Nadal had been forced to pull out with injury in Melbourne after calling it quits in the third set of his 2010 quarter-final against Andy Murray with a knee problem.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award “Three weeks is the normal time to totally recover and he will resume his tennis schedule as planned, playing Acapulco, Indian Wells and Miami,” the statement said.The Spaniard was forced to withdraw when trailing Marin Cilic 0-2 in the fifth set and called on tour organisers to do more to halt injuries to top players.His comments followed the withdrawals of Andy Murray and Kei Nishikori before the tournament started and Novak Djokovic struggling ahead of his exit on Monday.“Somebody who is running the tour should think a little bit about what’s going on. Too many people are getting injured,” Nadal said.“I don’t know if they think a little bit about the health of the players. I don’t know if we keep playing on these very hard surfaces what’s going to happen in the future with our lives.”ADVERTISEMENT Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ View comments WWE star Enzo Amore fired after rape allegation Spain’s Rafael Nadal receives treatment from a trainer during his quarterfinal against Croatia’s Marin Cilic at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Tuesday, Jan. 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Dita Alangkara)World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.The 16-time Grand Slam champion had a scan in a Melbourne hospital after he retired early in the fifth set of his match with Croatia’s Marin Cilic on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacsonlast_img read more

Ehiogu appointed Tottenham Under-21 coach

first_img Ugo Ehiogu Former Aston Villa and Middlesbrough defender Ugo Ehiogu has been appointed Tottenham’s new Under-21 coach.The 41-year-old, who has been working at the club’s academy on a part-time basis, played 240 times in the Premier League for Villa and earned four caps for England.Ehiogu will be assisted by Matthew Wells, who is a former Spurs youth player and steps up from coaching the Under-15s, the club announced on their official website.Earlier this week, Tottenham announced former captain Ledley King has also been handed an official role with the academy, coaching the club’s Under-18s on a part-time basis. 1last_img

Growth? No way this way

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECasino Insider: Here’s a look at San Manuel’s new high limit rooms, Asian restaurant This was the second time Moorpark residents refused to expand the city’s borders to accommodate development. “Ventura County will defend the SOAR vote boundaries,” Mikos said. “This is the largest project any developer wanted to get through that required a SOAR vote. We believe in building from within our city. … Growth belongs there.” William Fulton, an author and urban planning expert, said when developers spend millions of dollars on a slick campaign, the project usually loses. The Yes on A6 campaign spent more than $500,000. Opposition groups spent less than $50,000 combined. During the four-year process to get the project approved, the developer spent more than $2 million, plus an additional $250,000 to have the special election. MOORPARK – Their small-town character at stake, Moorpark voters last week defeated a housing plan in the rolling hills north of the city by a 3-1 margin that would have added 6,000 more residents to this east Ventura County suburb. “Nobody wanted to shut the gates to growth completely. They didn’t want it to sprawl out,” said City Councilwoman Roseann Mikos, a staunch opponent of North Park Village and Nature Preserve. “People realize there’s plenty of growth happening within our city.” The development, called Measure A6 on the ballot, was a test of the Save Open-Space and Agricultural Resources ordinance, and in the end, the voters made their voice count, observers said. In 1999, the local electorate adopted SOAR, which subjects projects outside the city lines to a public vote. It contains growth within city boundaries; in this case, the city would have had to annex 3,544 acres of unincorporated county land so the developer could build 1,680 homes. “The voters react adversely because they feel like they must be getting snowed,” said Fulton, a Ventura City Council member. “It’s not about the project. It’s about the campaign. Money does not equal victory when a developer project is on the ballot.” Fulton said the project was an important test to the growth-control measure. Other large-scale housing projects in the cities of Ventura, Santa Paula and Moorpark have suffered the same outcome, including the first incarnation of North Park, called Hidden Creek Ranch. “Some people are saying if this project can’t win, no project can win,” he said. “This is a project where the developer spent several years buying in the school district and other people in the community. But when a project goes to the ballot, the merits don’t matter. … You’ve got to win the campaign. It’s about the perception of the voters. “Voters have to see and understand the benefits and value them and have to feel like they’re winners. It didn’t happen here.” The amenities looked appealing on paper: a recreational lake, nature preserve, sports park, land for a new school and fire station. But opponents stressed the drawbacks: 23,000 daily car trips, 2,500 other homes already approved or slated to be approved within the city limits, loss of wildlife habitat and schools and city infrastructure stretched to their limits. Councilman Clint Harper, who backed the project, said he would not advise the developer to come back with a similar plan because “it would get killed again.” “Right now it would be difficult,” he said. Kim Kilkenny, vice president of Newport Beach-based North Park Communities LLC, said the project failed because the Yes on A6 campaign was not able to effectively communicate with enough voters. About 75 percent of the voters rejected it. “I was surprised by the size of the defeat,” he said. “I thought we had created a special community.” In the next few weeks, the company will review its options, which include getting a project before the county, going back to Moorpark with an alternative plan or selling the property. “We did not plan for defeat,” Kilkenny said. “It’s not like we had a Plan B sitting on the shelf. I don’t know what we’re going to do.” Angie Valencia-Martinez, (805) 583-7604 [email protected] 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more