2017: The Unexpected (and inspiring) Year of the Woman

first_imgFrom the office windows and balconies of those in power, it looked as though a tide was swallowing cities whole.It was an amazing, powerful moment full of hope.But there was no unifying message, no concrete demand, no specific goal or 10-point action plan.Now we see: There didn’t have to be.The women’s march ignited an energy that roiled and swelled through the rest of the year.By the end of 2017, a seismic change in American culture began toppling dozens of sexual predators in the #MeToo movement.A surge of female candidates ran for office and won a stunning number of elections, from city mayors to the nation’s statehouses. Categories: Editorial, OpinionIt didn’t feel like this on Jan. 1, did it?But 360-something days later, 2017 has turned out to be the Unexpected Year of the Woman.A shocker, yes. Because remember, 2016 was supposed to be the official, glass-shattering Year of the Woman. Hillary Clinton made history as the first female major-party candidate for president.Air Force Gen. Lori Robinson became the first woman to head a U.S. combatant command.Kathryn Smith was hired as the first female NFL coach. American women did the job at the Olympics, clanking home with the majority of the country’s medals.Harriet Tubman was picked to replace Andrew Jackson on the $20 bill.Three women of color – a record number – were elected to the Senate.And at long last a woman, Samantha Bee, joined the dude-dominated lineup of late-night shows.Then came the backlash.Even though the majority of American voters elected a woman to the White House, the electoral college – a convoluted institution created by men – gave the presidency to a man with 2.8 million fewer votes.And that man, Donald Trump, made a hobby of objectifying women, insulting women and openly bragging about grabbing women. And it felt as though 2017 might be the year that the massive boulder women have been pushing uphill for centuries rolled back down.But no.It turned out to be the exact opposite, and, in a way, far more powerful than any of the milestones of 2016.The year began with what was believed to be the largest march the country has ever seen.On Jan. 21, the day after the inauguration, women and the men who support them filled the streets, plazas and squares of Washington and cities across the country, as well as across the world.It was a breathtaking mass of humanity.On the ground in the nation’s capital, it felt as though no square foot of land was empty.center_img It was 51 percent of the population demanding long-overdue change in the way we are treated.In one year, our nation went from a place where 46 percent of American voters didn’t mind having a commander in chief who brags about grabbing women’s genitals to a place where a celebrity chef who allegedly gropes his female employees isn’t considered fit to be in the kitchen.We are officially traveling at warp speed, my friends.The Unexpected Year of the Woman was breathtaking, and the momentum can’t be stopped.Watch out, 2018.Petula Dvorak is a columnist with The Washington Post’s local team who writes about homeless shelters politics and social issues.More from The Daily Gazette:EDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristsEDITORIAL: Beware of voter intimidationFoss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homes “Women claimed big victories” with the Nov. 7 elections “in a night that marked many firsts and could signal the start of a sea change for women in politics,” wrote Governing magazine, a publication not known for breathless declarations on culture and feminism.“The sheer volume of success for women candidates was a surprise to many, mainly because they were running against incumbents who historically win re-election 90 percent of the time.But not this year. Incumbents in Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia all lost their seats to women.”The milestones women achieved last year were significant, for sure. But for the most part, they were seals of approval bestowed upon women by the patriarchy.Women made progress because men at male-led institutions scooted their chairs over a bit – just a bit – and let a few women join their circle of power.But what happened in 2017? That was organic and driven by women.It was a massive shift in our culture.last_img read more

Schwarzer to depart Fulham

first_img Others include Northern Ireland defender Chris Baird, 31, who signed from Southampton in 2007, Greek midfielder Giorgos Karagounis and Croatian striker Mladen Petric both after only one season at Craven Cottage. Another departure is former Wales international Simon Davies, a key member of Fulham’s run to the 2010 Europa League final. Davies, 33, who signed from Everton in 2007, scored a memorable equalising goal in the final against eventual winners Atletico Madrid. Other departures include Hungarian keeper Csaba Somogyi, manager Martin Jol’s first signing two years ago, plus development squad players Alex Smith, James Musa, Richard Peniket, Tom Donegan and Corey Gameiro. The 40-year-old, who signed on a free transfer in 2008 from Middlesbrough, had been offered a new contract but turned it down. Schwarzer, the first overseas player to make 500 top-flight appearances, is one of a number of players confirmed by the club as being released. Press Associationcenter_img Fulham have confirmed that Australian goalkeeper Mark Schwarzer is leaving the club.last_img read more

Delighted Ambris looking to prove his worth against India

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua (CMC) – Attacking right-hander Sunil Ambris says he is not taking his call-up to the West Indies side for granted and will be looking to prove his worth in the five-match series against India.The 24-year-old was one of two uncapped players included in the Windies squad for the remaining three One-Day Internationals, with West Indies A batsman Kyle Hope also picked in the 13-man unit.“I’m delighted. This is all the hard work that I’ve been putting in which is paying off,” Vincentian Ambris said here yesterday.“This is not the end of the road, I have to come here and perform. When I got the call I was stunned as it is basically my childhood dream to play for West Indies and it is something I have been working hard towards.”He earned his selection based on his heavy scoring in both the first class championship and the Regional Super50 where he was among the leading scorers.His 423 runs at an average of 70 with six half-centuries for Windward Islands Volcanoes in the Super50 was one of the stand-out performances.He also made his mark in the four-day tournament with 608 runs at an average of 43. His scintillating 231 against Leeward Islands Hurricanes at an amazing strike rate of 90, was also one of the performances of the season.“I’d class myself as an attacking batsman but of late I like to take my time and get in, bat some balls and then I can play all of my shots,” Ambris explained.He added: “That double (century) came in quick time too but at the start I had to take time and play myself in but it’s not that I changed the way I batted much. I took my time in the 50-overs, waited on the bad balls (and it’s the) same thing I did in the four-day.”The island of St Vincent is more known for its fast bowing stock, having produced West Indies players like Winston Davis, Ian Allen, Cameron Cuffy and Nixon McLean.Ambris said bucking this trend was an important achievement for the tiny country.“I’m very proud indeed (to be from St Vincent),” he stressed.“I think there are only one or two batsmen from St Vincent who have made the team before, so it’s indeed a pleasure as a batsman making the team.”Ambris is still relatively new to regional competition, having played just 35 first class games and 20 List A since his debut three years ago.However, he said settling in with the squad had been a seamless experience as he was quite familiar with most of the players.“I’m quite comfortable. I know everybody. (I’ve) played against if not with most of the guys. It’s been easy.”West Indies face India in the third ODI at the Vivian Richards Cricket Ground tomorrow before clashing again in the fourth match at the same venue two days later.They trail 0-1 in the series following their 105-run defeat in the second ODI in Port of Spain last Sunday.The first game, also at Queen’s Park Oval, was abandoned as a no-result because of rain.West Indies squad:Jason Holder (capt), Sunil Ambris, Devendra Bishoo, Roston Chase, Miguel Cummins, Kyle Hope, Shai Hope, Alzarri Joseph, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Ashley Nurse, Rovman Powell, Kesrick Williamslast_img read more

Gatlin: Bolt told me I didn’t deserve boos

first_imgUSAIN Bolt told Justin Gatlin he did not deserve to be booed after taking the gold in the Jamaican’s final 100 metres outing at the IAAF World Championships.Gatlin has served two doping bans across his career and received treatment that starkly contrasted to that of Bolt at London Stadium, the American roundly jeered while Bolt was the focus of adulation.The 35-year-old came in for more negative attention as he became the first person to beat Bolt in a 100m final at a major championships and the oldest gold medallist at the Worlds with a time of 9.92 seconds.Bolt had to settle for third behind the exciting Christian Coleman, and Gatlin revealed the words of support the outgoing icon offered him at the conclusion of the race.“We’re rivals on the track but in the warm-down area we still joke and have a good time,” Gatlin told BBC Sport.“The first thing he said to me is, ‘congratulations, you worked hard for this’. He said, ‘you don’t deserve the boos’ and I thanked him for inspiring me throughout my career.”However, Gatlin claimed the continually frosty reception in London had not fazed him.“I tuned the crowd out through all the rounds,” he said. “I stayed the course, I kept my energy through the semis and came to the finals and did what I had to do.“The people who love me are here cheering for me, at home cheering for me and that’s what I’ve been thinking about.”The American said the feeling was “surreal” but relished in taking the top step of the podium and recalled his triumph at the Olympic Games in 2004.“It’s just a surreal moment. I thought of all the things I would do if I did win – I didn’t do any of that,” continued Gatlin.“It was almost like 2004 all over again. I won by a little margin and to be able to come across the line and have that excitement it’s still amazing because its Usain Bolt’s last race.“I’ve had so many victories, so many losses, and to be able to run against him throughout the years, it’s an amazing night.”(Omnisport).last_img read more

Former Barcelona Midfielder To Be Punished For Drug Trafficking In Mexico

first_imgMexico’s captain and former Barcelona midfielder, Rafael Marquez, have been named for drug trafficking sanctions by the US Treasury Department.38-year-old Marquez, who spent seven years with Barcelona, was named among 22 persons and 42 organisations for being a “front man” in Raul Flores Hernandez lead drug trafficking cartel.A statement from the US Treasury Department stated that Raul Flores Hernandez DTO(Drug Trafficking Organisation) “include Mexican professional soccer player, Rafael Marquez Alvarez (Rafa Marquez), and Mexican singer Julio Cesar Alvarez Montelongo (Julion Alvarez).”“Both men have long-standing relationships with Flores Hernandez, and have acted as front persons for him and his DTO and held assets on their behalf.”Marquez’s involvement means all of his assets under US jurisdiction will now be frozen.Rafael Marquez made 242 appearances for Barcelona, winning four La Liga titles and two Uefa Champions League trophies during his time at the Camp Nou. He has also represented Mexico at four World Cups, with over 140 caps under his belt. RelatedBARCELONA VS ESPANYOL: Key Catalan Derby Players Of Past And PresentMarch 28, 2019In “Spain”Gabi Leaves Atletico Madrid For Qatari Club Al SaddJuly 3, 2018In “Europe”Athletic Bilbao confirm success of Yeray Alvarez’s testicular cancer treatment.September 21, 2017In “Europe”last_img read more

Wellington Heat eliminated from NBC World Series after loss to San Diego Waves

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down Heat Dad · 314 weeks ago Congrats to a great crowd on Monday. Wellington was well represented. Thanks to the players for a great season. Report Reply 0 replies · active 314 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Heat were eliminated Monday from the 80th Annual NBC World Series losing to San Diego 7-6 at Lawrence-Dumont Stadium in Wichita.The Heat gave up five runs in the top of the fifth and could not recover despite scoring a run in the bottom of sixth and the seventh inning. San Diego won by slapping out 12 hits in the game and not making an error. In turn Wellington had 11 hits and committed two errors. Tyler Clancy was the losing pitcher for the Heat.The Heat, who lost to NJCAA Nationals on Saturday, have now lost two and are subsequently eliminated from the tournament. They were 1-2 for the tournament.The lines score is as follows:San Diego 7 Wellington 6San Diego  110 050 000 — 7  12  0Wellington 202 001 100 — 6  11 2WP – Jeff Neptune. LP – Tyler Clancy.Full game statistics can be found here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

How livewire Emmanuel Okwi did it!

first_imgIn Conakry, Alkhaly Bangoura scored in stoppage time to give Guinea a dramatic 3-2 victory over fellow strugglers Libya in a must-win Group A match for both teams.Leading by two goals from midway through the first half, the Guineans were rocked when Libya netted twice within a minute in the closing stages to equalise.The first Guinean goal was scored by Naby Keita, who agreed this week to join Liverpool from RB Leipzig for the 2018-2019 season.Tunisia and the Democratic Republic of Congo, who meet Friday in Rades, share the lead with six points, Guinea have three and Libya none.There are five qualifiers scheduled for Friday, including Nigeria hosting Africa Cup of Nations title-holders Cameroon in a top-of-the-table Group B clash.Group E Ghana host Congo Friday in Kumasi and maximum points for the “Black Stars” will bring them back into contention for a fourth consecutive World Cup appearance.Only the five Africa zone group winners qualify for the 2018 tournament in Russia.Goal hero Okwi celebrates. PHOTO VIA @Atwine_DianaEgyptian raids thwartedLiverpool striker Mohamed Salah had two great chances to equalise after Egypt fell behind.His close-range header off a cross was magnificently parried by Uganda goalkeeper and 2016 Africa-based Footballer of the Year Denis Onyango.The loose ball fell in front of Mahmoud “Kahraba” Abdel Moneim, but he was unable to control it and fired over.Six minutes into stoppage time and opportunity knocked again for Salah, who has scored twice for Liverpool in three English Premier League matches this season. 3 Ghana201102−210–06 Nov—1 Sep Emma Okwi had a great game. PHOTO KCCA MEDIAUganda ?? 1 – Egypt 0 ?? : Livewire Okwi puts Uganda top of World Cup groupJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |  Livewire Emmanuel Okwi scored on 51 minutes to give Uganda a 1-0 victory over Egypt in Kampala Thursday and top place in a World Cup Africa zone qualifying group.Tanzania-based Okwi had been a constant menace down the right wing before scoring the only goal on a hot afternoon in the 45,000-seat Mandela National Stadium.A cross slid off the head of Ugandan Murushid Juuko and dropped at the feet of Okwi just inside the Egyptian box.He cut inside an Egyptian, took the ball across another, then unleashed a low shot that flew past 44-year-old goalkeeper Essam El Hadary into the far corner of the net.Victory lifted Uganda, who have never qualified for a World Cup, to seven points in Group E. Egypt have six, Ghana one and Congo Brazzaville none. Onyango failed to cut off a corner and Salah connected with the ball at the far post only for the goal-bound shot to rebound off the back of team-mate Ahmed Hegazy.The Egypt team that faced Uganda. PHOTO FUFA MEDIASalah and West Bromwich Albion defender Hegazy were among four Premier League footballers on show.Arsenal midfielder Mohamed Elneny also started and Stoke City winger Ramadan Sobhy was introduced at half-time by Argentine coach Hector Cuper.RELATED: 5 Sep—2–08 Oct TeamPldWDLGFGAGDPtscenter_img 2 Egypt320142+26 1 Uganda321020+27 4 Congo200213−206 Nov1–25 Sep— —1–07 Oct1–0 #UGEGY TweetsShare on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Porn company offers Jacksonville Jaguars QB $1M to lead fitness class naked

first_imgThe letter says he would be part of a new fitness program that live streams classes taught by adult entertainment stars.We’ll have to see whether Minshew, who has not commented on the matter at this time will accept the $1 million deal. Adult website CamSoda is offering one million dollars for Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Gardner Minshew to lead a fitness class naked or wearing just a jockstrap.The QB took over for Nick Foles after he was injured in the first game this season.Minshew is known for exercising with bands in the locker room wearing just a jockstrap, or sometimes nothing at all.CamSoda made the offer in a letter later posted on Twitter.last_img

Messi: “Today does not give us to win the Champions League”

first_imgWhat is missing to the team: “The team needs to be more regular in the game, grab all these new things that we are putting into practice as soon as possible, be more reliable, not make the silly mistakes we make and have been committing throughout the year, not committing what we It happened in Rome or Liverpool, where we are leaving the game and it seems that we disconnect and what happens to us happens … Handle all the details because in the Champions League any minor detail condemns you and we have to try to reach one hundred percent in everything to try to win. “Explanation to removal in Anfield: “The truth is that I don’t find an explanation, especially about Liverpool. The thing about Rome can happen once and it catches you by surprise, but that it happens again the following year with the result that we had and that is more or less similar to what happened to us is difficult to explain. “The Classic is not definitive: “It gives a lot of confidence. You get very strong out of these matches because of what the Classic is, so it would mean maybe getting ahead or getting more points ahead. It will be an important turning point.”Play in San Paolo against Naples: “It’s been a long time since I really wanted to go to that stadium and it never touched us. In the end it came and I’m very excited to see how it is, although it is another stadium because it is remodeled and people are otherwise. The experience of playing there it will be very beautiful. I know the Neapolitans and the madness they have for football. I have had teammates who have played there like Lavezzi and he told me many things he saw. I am very excited to go there. “He was not surprised by Atlético’s victory against Liverpool: “The truth is that no. On the day of the draw we talked in the locker room that would be very even because Atlético competes a lot in this tournament. In two-game duels it is very strong and it already proved it, that they will compete and they will be there “.Simeone: “It seems to me that he did a spectacular job. Year after year the team is being renewed, players come and go and continue to perform with an idea of ​​a long time ago that the players are convinced of what they do. That is why he performs and has a lot merit being so many years and always competing. “The sanction against Manchester City: “It is surprising because nobody thought that such a powerful thing could happen, the PSG paid a fine or I don’t know how it went. If in the end the City does not play the Champions League for what it is, with the players, the club and the money that spends, it’s going to be weird. “Sign Agüero: “What do you want? Sign them all? I don’t know, but if the City does not enter the Champions League there are many players who may look for an exit or perhaps not. The Champions League is very pretty but two years without playing it can be screwed.”Champions favorites: “All are complicated and difficult. The PSG went to play Dortmund and lost, Liverpool went to Atlético and lost, but I think, like that and everything, Liverpool, Juventus, Paris and Madrid are the strongest today” .Want to win this Champions League: “Hopefully. It is something that I wish for many years, since we won the last and I really want to enjoy it again.”A thorn nailed: “Yes. Especially the last one, we were very close and we let her escape, it was a very good opportunity to win it.”In Anfield, he said “that Rome should never happen again”: “We knew that Liverpool in that field could make you a goal and the idea was that what had happened to us did not happen again, the downturn of leaving the game and passing us over, but we did not compete and were superior in everything. But we still had chances to score a goal and finish the tie and we didn’t. We were aware, we were prepared and it happened again. “Face Liverpool again: “Let’s go to Naples first …”: “The performance of Cristiano Ronaldo:” Normal that he continues to score, he is a predatory striker, he loves to score, any day he plays he will score. He has many good things as a striker and at the minimum converts. If the Walloon would happen if we played together? I guess so, in the end yes. “Wish for the end of the season: “That we can get things on track, have peace of mind and perform in a better way that we have been giving up from January to here, that we can continue to grow. We are on our way, we have to be patient and hopefully we can change this situation.”Laureus Awards: “It was impressive because being the first as a team athlete is impressive. I really wanted to be for the personalities that go, what the prize means, for the importance … But they told me late and I couldn’t because I had other commitments. I tried change it but I was left wanting to see next year even if I am not a winner. “He spoke of a future withdrawal by winning the last Golden Ball: “They stayed with that, the reality is that one is turning years old and does not know, but I feel very good, better than in previous years, and that I am not making goals, but on a physical level and legs I feel very good. Until forty? We’ll see, we’ll see. “ Leo Messi has granted an interview to Mundo Deportivo, in which he has talked about all the issues surrounding the current Barcelona. The Argentine was honest and acknowledged that today they do not see themselves as a firm candidate to win the Champions League, recalled the eliminations of Rome Y Liverpoolhe said the Classic It is not definitive this season and talked about a possible withdrawal, among many other issues. Problem of social networks: “The truth grabbed me a little because I was not here and I was just traveling. When I arrived I learned a little about everything. The president told us the same thing he made public, the same thing he said at the press conference. What was the situation, what had happened and I can’t say much more. Just as they know everything he said, he told the captains in private. “Bartomeu’s talk: “The truth is that I see it strange that something like this happens. But they also said that there would be evidence. We will have to wait to see if it is true or not. We cannot say much and wait to see what happens with all this. I it really seemed like a weird topic. “Your day to day in Barcelona: “You live very well here, the truth is that yes. I love Barcelona although I miss Rosario very much. This is my house, I was longer here than in Argentina. I love Barcelona, ​​the place where I live, Castelldefels, and I make a living that I like very much. It’s very normal, very aware of the children. Fortunately, the profession allows me to spend a lot of time with the children. It allows me to train and go quickly to eat with Antonella and pick up the babies. And then, be aware of some activity that they have or do something with them to get to the night, to have dinner and to arrive dead because with three we ended up destroyed. To sleep early. Tuesday and Thursday the children have football and we come to the Sports City for the school. We arrive at seven and halfway home and between having a mate and some dinner, because we have a very normal life that I like because I like the routine both in my profession and in my life. For me, it is spectacular and we adapt to that. “He wants Neymar back: “I say it many times, at the sports level Ney is one of the best in the world and I would love him to come back. He was a very happy person, he was always happy, he had fun both on and off the court. It made the costumes a joy different”.About the partners who don’t want Neymar: “It’s normal for people to see him that way because of the way he left, it bothered me too at the time, we tried to convince him not to do it but in the end we all want to win and have the best. We and the people He is one of the best and he brought us a lot on the court, but it is understandable that people think like that, since he left in a way he did not like. “He confesses that the Brazilian regrets: “He is really looking forward to coming back, he always seemed sorry. He did a lot to come back and that would be the first step to try to get there. He was always good, he has a very high level, he is a different player, with a lot of imbalance, with one against one, with goal. “Lautaro Martínez: “It’s spectacular, it has impressive conditions, you could see that he was going to be a great player, now it exploded and he is showing it. He is very strong, he has a very good one against one, he has a lot of goal, in the area he fights with anyone , hold on, turn around, find it alone. It has a lot of quality. It’s very complete. “Lautaro and Luis Suárez together: “I wish they could all come and fight it all, and the Champions League. Lautaro has a lot of similarity with Luis, the two manage very well with the body, hold the ball, at the time of loading, at the time of the goal, they have similar things. As I always said, all the good players at the end end up adapting and if they have to play they fit in. And Luis also has a lot of experience and could help Lautaro adapt to the club and the League, but they are all assumptions. “Partner in Argentina for the Copa América: “In the previous Copa América he made a great tournament, with goals. The team ended up playing well, showed that he could be reliable. In important friendlies he gave up in a good way, now we will have another chance with him.”Champion of the Champions is not seen: “You never know, but it is true that it is a year that in the League both Madrid and we are being very irregular, where we lost many points. In that sense I think we will both be fighting until the end and the League is not It ends after the Classic. We have hard starts and so do they. Then, at home you can lose, as Madrid lost points against Celta. It can also happen to us. This league is very irregular and we will be there. Then, yes that it is true that if we want to opt for the Champions League we have to continue growing a lot, because I think that today it is not enough for us to fight for the Champions League “.last_img read more

Zverev beats Djokovic in 2 sets to win ATP Finals title

first_imgCarpio 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 “Oh my God,” said Zverev, who also became the first German winner since 1995. “I’ve won one (year-end title). He’s won five. He’s won, I don’t know what, 148 titles more than me. Let’s not go there for now. I hope I can do great … but just chill out a little bit.”Top-ranked Djokovic was attempting to tie Roger Federer’s record of six titles but followed the same path as the Swiss great, who lost to Zverev in the semifinals at the O2 Arena.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDjokovic’s serve hadn’t been broken all tournament until the final. Zverev did it once in the first set and three times in the second, completing the victory with a spectacular backhand winner up the line.“There’s a lot of similarities in terms of trajectory … in our careers,” said Djokovic, who ended a two-year Grand Slam title drought by winning Wimbledon this year, before going on to claim his 14th major trophy at the U.S. Open. “Hopefully he (Zverev) can surpass me.” Both players began the match in the same form that had seen them earn straight-sets semifinal victories a day earlier, with few points going against the server.It was Djokovic, who had lost just two of his previous 37 matches and defeated Zverev in the round robin, who began to feel the pressure as consecutive forehand errors gave up his first break of the tournament for 5-4.Fans gave Zverev a huge ovation as he stepped up to serve for the set, and it appeared to inspire him. Three straight aces brought up three set points, the second of which he took when Djokovic sent another forehand long.“I was making way too many unforced errors,” Djokovic said. “From 4-4 in the first set, my game really fell apart.”Zverev even began to win the longer rallies, an area of the game that Djokovic usually dominates. A 26-shot duel brought up another break point in the opening game of the second set and, although Djokovic saved it, Zverev won another lengthy exchange moments later with a forehand winner to go 1-0 up.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal With the biggest win of his career in sight, Zverev began to show some nerves. Although he is the only active male player outside of the Big Four of Djokovic, Federer, Rafael Nadal and Andy Murray to possess three or more Masters titles, the young German has only reached one Grand Slam quarterfinal.Two double faults and two backhand errors gifted Djokovic an immediate break back, but Zverev quickly refocused to win a 28-shot rally on his way to breaking in the following game.“I lost my serve once against him today,” Zverev said. “I think this is a pretty good stat, especially as he’s the best returner we have in the game.”From there he remained solid on serve, before ending with a flourish. A backhand winner on the run drifted past the helpless Djokovic and Zverev sunk to the ground in tears.“This trophy means a lot, everything,” Zverev said. “You only have so many chances of winning it. You play against the best players only.”Djokovic sportingly crossed the net to embrace the player who will now be considered among the favorites in Australia in two months’ time to end the Serb’s run of two consecutive Grand Slam victories.“I’ve had most success in my career in Australia,” said Djokovic, who has won six times in Melbourne. “Hopefully I can keep that going.”Earlier, American pair Mike Bryan and Jack Sock saved a match point in the deciding tiebreaker to beat Pierre-Hughes Herbert and Nicolas Mahut 5-7, 6-1, 13-11 for their first ATP Finals doubles title together.Having failed to take advantage of five championship points during the first-to-10 match tiebreaker, Bryan and Sock then had to save one against their French opponents before finally closing out victory.“It was a hell of a match,” Bryan said. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Alexander Zverev of Germany holds the trophy after defeating Novak Djokovic of Serbia in their ATP World Tour Finals singles final tennis match at the O2 Arena in London, Sunday Nov. 18, 2018. (AP Photo/Tim Ireland)LONDON — Despite beating Novak Djokovic in straight sets to win the ATP Finals at only 21, Alexander Zverev knows keeping pace with the Serb isn’t going to be easy.Zverev claimed the biggest title of his career with a 6-4, 6-3 upset on Sunday, becoming the youngest champion of the season-ending event since Djokovic claimed the first of his five titles a decade ago — also at age 21.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlecenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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