Wozniacki Clinch WTA Finals Trophy With Win Over Venus

first_imgCaroline Wozniacki has clinched the WTA Finals trophy in Singapore after he defeated Venus Williams in straight sets.The Danish star saw off Venus 6-4 6-4 to win the final trophy of the season on Sunday in what was her first career win over the American.The 27-year old had been beaten by Venus in seven previous matches before she made it eighth time lucky to win her first WTA Finals. She was a runner-up in 2010.Speaking after the match on-court, Wozniacki said:“I’m still shaking.”“I was up 5-0, everything was going well, and all of a sudden, Venus just starts upping her game. She went for her shots, she started serving to my body, and I’m just so happy that I managed to win in the end.” she added.Wozniacki speaking further said: “Eight is my lucky number!”“I was hoping that if I’m going to beat her, at least once in my career, it has to be today.  I just went out there and I just did my best.” Wozniacki concluded.Relatedlast_img read more

Colin Kaepernick to Browns? Hue Jackson claims he wanted it to happen in 2017

first_imgSince becoming a free agent in 2017, Kaepernick has not received a workout from any NFL team. But if Jackson had it his way, he would have brought the QB in that year.”I wanted him,” Jackson said, via the News-Herald. “It just didn’t work out. Obviously, those things do have to work from a finance, draft, whatever all that is. And that wasn’t my decision.”MORE: Team considering Kap projected to lose ‘20% of season ticket holders’ (Getty Images) Former Browns coach Hue Jackson claims he wanted to sign Colin Kaepernick when the quarterback became a free agent in 2017.Speaking with Tony Rizzo and Aaron Goldhammer on “The Really Big Show” last week, Jackson said he wanted the Browns to sign Kaepernick, but claims the final decision was out of his hands. Kaepernick started his protest in 2016 and opted out of his contract ahead of the 2017 season after the 49ers informed him they planned to cut him. Hue Jackson https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/d3/c3/hue-jackson-123117-getty-ftrjpg_19s0k0vl7bxo613cf6357x7u4r.jpg?t=-1369031264&w=500&quality=80Jackson went on to say he also wanted Kaepernick back when he was a rookie, and the coach was on the Raiders.”I’ve known Colin. When I was with the Raiders, we were going to draft him when I was there,” Jackson said. “So, obviously he’d been a really good player in the league. He had tremendous success. He is a guy who has stood for something. I think everybody is seeing exactly where he was coming from. I always thought Colin deserved an opportunity in this league, but he has to want to play. If he really wanted to play, I think he would have a chance again.”Jackson’s comments are interesting when you consider what he said at the time. When asked about Kaepernick in March of 2017, Jackson said the Browns hadn’t discussed the quarterback despite his own recent claims that he wanted to sign him. “We haven’t really discussed Colin,” Jackson said in 2017. “There’s other players at this point that we’ve had a lot of conversations about to see if we can put them on our team. Not saying it won’t come up later on. You have to exhaust everything. But at this point he hasn’t come up.”He also said in August of 2017 he didn’t want to see any players on his team join the protests during the national anthem saying, “I would hope that we don’t have those issues.”As for the Browns, they obviously did not sign Kaepernick ahead of the 2017 season and famously went 0-16 that year. Cleveland played DeShone Kizer, Kevin Hogan and Cody Kessler in games throughout the season at quarterback instead.last_img read more

Men’s Tennis Plays at ITA Regionals in Tulsa

first_img 2018ITARegionals Draws Seniors Ben Clark, Vinny Gillespie, Tom Hands, Calum MacGeoch and Bayo Phillips along with junior Barny Thorold and sophomores Finley Hall and Freddie Powell will all participate in Tulsa in singles and doubles matches. Live Scoring TULSA, Okla. –  The Drake University men’s tennis team plays at the ITA Regional Championship, Thursday, Oct. 18 through Sunday, Oct. 21, hosted by the University of Tulsa. Singles play begins Thursday at 9 a.m. and continues before afternoon doubles action.center_img Live Video Story Links Following the ITA Regional, Drake closes its fall campaign at the Gopher Invitational, Nov. 2-4. Print Friendly Versionlast_img read more