According to Serena Williams’ coach, the tennis star was in “acceptable” pain when she defeated the No. 22 seeded Petra Martic in the fourth round the U.S. Open to reach the quarterfinals.
it was during the second set the math that Williams rolled her right ankle. As she took a step at the net, Williams fell to the ground and could be seen clutching her ankle for a few moments. She was immediately treated by a trainer who taped her lower right leg before resuming.
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“She started going for even more, I think. She felt like maybe she couldn’t move that well anymore,” remarked her opponent Martic. “Her shots were really precise. Serve was unbelievable. And when she hits those backhands and those first serves that well, it’s not easy to play against her.”
Ultimately, Williams ended the match by hitting an ace at 118 mph.
“I have to show up or else I’m going to go home,” Serena noted post-match. “I feel like in this tournament, I guess, I have definitely turned a different zone. I’m not sure if I can articulate what zone that is. But it’s not about kind, it’s not to myself, it’s not about anything in particular. It’s definitely something different, though.”
Next up, Serena Williams will face f No. 18 Qiang Wang during Tuesday’s quarterfinals.
Adam Silver has been an exceptional commissioner for the NBA so far and he is always looking at ways to change or improve the league. One the concerns that players have had as late, is “load management.” Players are starting to rest more ten during the regular season in order to prepare themselves for the physical toll that will present itself during the playfs. At a press conference over the weekend, Silver spoke about some the ways they could improve the league.
“That’s why I’m particularly interested in looking at different kinds formats – at midseason tournaments, for example, play-in tournaments – because even accepting that players have so many miles on their bodies, there may be better ways to present it,” Silver said, per ESPN. “Assuming guys are going to play 82 games, maybe there should be a certain number games in the regular season and then there should be two tournaments throughout the season.”
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Essentially, Silver is saying that the league could still play 82 games, but some those games would be part a tournament, while fewer matches would be allocated to the actual regular season.
Silver also hinted at potentially making games shorter, like the NCAA.
“I think the other issue that’s come up is the season is going to be roughly the beginning October to the end June. We could also be looking at the format. We could be looking at the number minutes in the game,” Silver explained. “Of course, the international game and the college game is 40 minutes and our game is 48 minutes. That would be another way to address load management. Those are all things we’re looking at.”
Would you want to see any these changes?
Despite a cluster years that seemed to hack away at the legend Tiger Woods, the 43-year-old came back this year and won the Masters, adding a fifth green jacket to his wardrobe and earning him his 15th overall major championship win. Moreover, it becomes his first Masters win since 2005 and his first major win since the U.S. Open in 2008. It is also Tiger’s 22nd appearance at the championship tournament. Now, the only other player with more Masters wins than Tiger is Jack Nicklaus with six.
“I’m a little hoarse from yelling,” Tiger said his win, per NPR. “I was just trying to plod my way around all day then all a sudden I had the lead. Coming up 18 I was just trying to make a five. When I tapped in I don’t know what I did, I know I screamed.”
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Pressionally, it’s an impressive comeback for sure after Woods’ was forced to undergo surgeries for back and leg injuries that nearly ended his career. In 2017, he went through spinal fusion surgery, making it his fourth surgery on his back in a final effort for pain relief.
“My dad was here in 1997 and now I’m the dad with two kids here,” he added. “It will be up there with one the hardest I’ve had to win because what has transpired in the last couple years.”
According to ESPN, the NCAA Tournament is yielding the lowest over/under in over 20 years first division college ball. Experts agree that a Virginia – TTU matchup will be a historically high scoring affair, yet they have no inclination towards either side when it comes to choosing the victor. It’s that close a contest.
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“There is an expectation that the public will be looking to play the under with these two teams involved, especially in the first half,” Jeff Sherman told ESPN. Sherman is the vice president risk at SuperBook, a browser-based resource a good number gamblers use to hedge their bets in America. “We tried to go with a total low enough to have the first bets on the over, but that didn’t happen,” Sherman then elaborated.
If you were watching the previous rounds action, you’ll recall that Virginia advanced to the NCAA Final by the skin their teeth, besting Auburn by a single point. The win was marred by a controversial foul call whistled down with 0.6 seconds left on the game clock. One Auburn player was so incensed with the decision that he started yelling, “NCAA needs to get some new refs” in a repeated pattern. Who’ve you got coming up with the dub in the final?
Early experiences out Toronto indicated that A$AP Rocky’s live performance within the Canadian metropolis was nothing brief bonkers. We’ve since realized that the uncontainable vitality his January 11th present spilled over into the streets, someday after the live performance – footage which floor on Twitter beneath a number of doubtful headers.
The following clip picks up on the boiling level the battle. A$AP Rocky is depicted holding a bottle bubbly whereas he friends over a single perp who seems to be wincing in ache. As proper now, the main points stay flimsy at greatest. Some commenters Twitter have steered that Playboy Carti smashed a bottle Hennessy someplace f within the neighborhood, whereas the Rocky staredown intensifies. Neither artist has addressed the problem with media, and there is little motive to consider A$AP Rocky laid a finger on the suspected sufferer.
Otherwise, Rocky’s Injured Generation tour is producing quite a bit hype for all the fitting causes. During the tour’s first cease in Minneapolis, A$AP Rocky even premiered a beforehand unheard tune known as “Babushka” – his reverse portrait as an Eastern European girl reeling within the years. The Injured Generation tour stops in Montreal tonight, earlier than rejoining his American comrades in Philly, two days later.
The alliance between two hip-hop’s reigning labels, Dreamville and TDE, has strengthened. While JID beforehand introduced his Catch Me If You Can tour in early December, it will seem that the openers have been determined. Reason, the most recent signee to Top Dawg Entertainment, will probably be becoming a member of the Dreamville rapper for all twenty-eight his stops, which embrace a number of United States and Australian markets. As a end result, the “Me” has ficially turn out to be an “Us,” as each Lou The Human and Trapnhardo have been added to the invoice as properly.
Not solely will Reason be becoming a member of JID on his upcoming reside endeavor, however the rapper has additionally been invited to the unique Revenge Of The Dreamers III recording session, which is presently going down in Atlanta, from January sixth to the 16th. From the look the roster invitees, count on one the 12 months’s most stacked albums to this point. Hopefully, Reason and JID will find yourself showing on the identical observe, which might absolutely delight lyric-seekers throughout the board.
Check out the dates for JID’s “Catch Us If You Can” Tour, which kicks f on the tail finish January.
Jacquees is bringing his abilities to an American metropolis close to you along with his 4275 Tour. The Cash Money artist will launch his string live shows on Friday, January 11 at The Complex in Salt Lake City, Utah. The tour will conclude at The Fillmore Silver Spring in Silver Spring, Maryland after bringing his dwell performances to followers throughout the nation for seven weeks. View the tour dates under.
The 4275 Tour helpsJacquees’ debut album which earned industrial success with hits like “B.E.D.,” “At The Club,” and his present radio hit, “You.” This announcement comes after the singer prompted some ruckus by declaring his standing as the present “King R&B.” Tickets can cop tickets right here to witness the crooner show his abilities.
JAN 11 SALT LAKE CITY, UT THE COMPLEX
JAN 12 ST LOUIS, MO THE PAGEANT
JAN 17 SANTA ANA, CA OBSERVATORY
JAN 18 OAKLAND, CA GRAND LIVE AT VENUE OAKLAND
JAN-19 SAN FRANCISCO, CA AUGUST HALL
JAN-20 FRESNO, CA INDUSTRY COMMERCE BUILDING
JAN-21 SACRAMENTO, CA ACE OF SPADES
JAN-23 SAN DIEGO, CA HOUSE OF BLUES SAN DIEGO
JAN-25 LOS ANGELES, CA THE NOVO BY MICROSOFT
JAN-26 DETROIT, MI MUSIC HALL CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
JAN-29 ENGLEWOOD, CO GOTHIC THEATRE
JAN-31 LINCOLN, NE THE BOURBON
FEB-2 MIAMI BEACH, FL THE FILLMORE MIAMI BEACH AT JACKIE GLEASON THEATER
FEB-Eight NORFOLK, VA THE NORVA
FEB-13 CLEVELAND, OH HOUSE OF BLUES CLEVELAND
FEB-14 HOUSTON, TX HOUSE OF BLUES HOUSTON
FEB-15 ATLANTA, GA TABERNACLE
FEB-16 FORT WAYNE, IN PIERE’S
FEB-24 NEW YORK, NY IRVING PLAZA PRESENTED
FEB-26 PHILADELPHIA, PA THEATRE OF LIVING ARTS
FEB-27 RICHMOND, VA THE NATIONAL
MAR-Three SILVER SPRING, MD THE FILLMORE SILVER SPRING
Streaming numbers apparently don’t matter to Spice Girls supervisor Simon Fuller. And this isn’t nearly a nostalgic tour.
Last yr, audio on-demand streams set a brand new file excessive within the US of 534.6 billion streams.
Total on-demand streams additionally set a brand new excessive final yr with 809.5 billion streams, up 35% over 2017’s 598 billion.
Omarion and B2K have a reunion tour developing. Bringing the band again collectively and reliving the previous will be enjoyable, however every little thing is not the identical because it was again then. Omarion sat down with TMZ’s Raquel Harper on her BET sequence Raq Rants, and he opened up about co-parenting along with his child’s momma Apryl Jones. “At the top the day, you recognize, good, dangerous, or detached, she’s nonetheless the mom my youngsters. People undergo issues, and other people have a distinction in opinion. That’s superb.” Raq then pressed Omarion about his B2K tourmate Lil Fizz. Fizz and Jones have been posted up on New Year’s Eve collectively trying very comfy. They declare they’re simply buddies, however we’ll allow you to be the decide.
“She can do no matter she desires to do,” Omarion responded slyly. “She’s a grown girl.” “She mentioned she’s going to be going to the B2K live performance,” begins Raq earlier than Omarion simply breaks down in laughter. “I do not learn about all that,” he exclaims. When requested if she’s going to get backstage entry, Omarion repeated himself, stating, “I do not learn about all that.” It looks like Omarion desires to verify Apryl isn’t on the scene through the tour, avoiding any potential battle between him and Fizz.
Justin Timberlake is again onstage after a protracted hiatus attributable to well being points. The singer had postponed a number of dates his Man the Woods tour after which ficially halted the string exhibits when he realized performing with a vocal damage was unsustainable. JT proudly introduced his return social media. He wished his followers a Happy New Year from the Capital One Arena in D.C..
The “Cry Me A River” crooner additionally shared some snippets his rehearsal in addition to images the precise present. His dance strikes appear intact however the state his vocals wasn’t displayed within the content material.
“My vocal cords are therapeutic, however they aren’t all the best way again to regular but, so my medical doctors need me to proceed to relaxation my voice,” the Hindsight creator wrote on Instagram in December. “They have requested me to carry f on singing till subsequent month. I’m actually sorry, I wish to be again on the stage and I’m doing all I can to get there rapidly. Thank you for understanding.”
He has not too long ago opted out acting at Coachella. “Justin’s tour schedule conflicted which is why he pulled out however he had wished to do it and was enthusiastic about it,” stated an insider.
People everywhere in the World are beginning to get behind the mini-movement spearheaded by Noname, Saba, and out towners like Smino. The Three Musketeers if you’ll, characterize the era hip-hop artists to make one thing their fascination with the now-defunct Def Jam Poetry collection. The trio first got here collectively on Noname’s “Shadow Man,” solely to reprise their chemistry on her newest Room 25 album, adjudged to be the best in her class, primarily based on a cumulative rating.
Noname, Saba, and St-Louis transplant Smino all convey totally different components to their confluence. Noname, who’s solely executed the late evening circuit as soon as earlier than, did so by amping up her shy-girl routine to the utmost. Not to say, Noname has solely produced one concept-based music video out her whole discography. None that appears to matter to the reserving brokers who’ve been ringing her up.
That’s proper, Noname and her two compadres Smino and Saba can be performing “Ace” on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, on tomorrow’s episode – her announcement approaching the heels little fanfare, perhaps to her liking. NBC managed to nestle her title inside a program information with out taking it to social media, leaving Noname with no selection however to advertise herself.
Last week we reported that B2K, the beloved boyband from the early 2000s, could be reuniting for a tour with all 4 members the group, Omarion, Boog, Fizz and Raz B. Dubbed “The Millenium Tour,” B2K’s reunion is bound to convey these nostalgic vibes to all of the 90s infants on the market. Well, now we lastly have some ficial tour dates and cities.
The tour will start on March eighth in Pittsburgh and can end on April 28th in Louisville, KY. Pre-sale for the March dates begins on January 4th whereas the pre-sale for April will start on January 11th.
Included on the tour are Mario, Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Robby V, Ying Yang Twins, and Chingy. Considering the names on the invoice, the tour is bound to be a terrific throwback for these searching for a rush nostalgia.
“We are excited to be a component what is going to undeniably be a nostalgic and electrifying efficiency that may awaken cherished reminiscences and create new, indelible ones for the following technology,” Michelle Le Fleur, COO at Omarion Worldwide advised Billboard. “While admiring their solo successes, the followers have persistently demanded a B2K reunion and, with the willpower an extremely gifted workforce, that dream is now a actuality.”
Will you be going to any the tour dates?
Kanye West and Kid Cudi go very a lot hand-in-hand. If you meet anyone who’s a diehard Ye fan, likelihood is they’ve an affinity for Kid Cudi as effectively. It’s shocking that it took the 2 so lengthy to create a joint album collectively however lastly, Kids See Ghosts was shaped in 2018 with their first self-titled album among the many finest the 12 months. In the previous, West has already hinted at new music with the Man on the Moon artist and it appears like he could also be trying to deliver their Camp Flog Gnaw co-performance to different cities.
This 12 months, Kid Cudi and Kanye West took the stage collectively to wow followers with dwell renditions their Kids See Ghosts jams. According to some latest Twitter exercise from Mr. West although, that one efficiency is probably not the only real time each rappers take the stage collectively within the close to future. Last night time, Kanye went on a tweet spree and instructed all his followers that he could be engaged on new music and new concepts in 2019. One curious fan responded by asking if he and Cudi supposed on touring collectively. Ye furthered hypothesis by merely retweeting them and including no reply.
Personally, it could be a dream come true to witness Ye and Cudi on a single stage so I hope it occurs. Would you be down with a co-headlining tour although?
Omarion is a sensible businessman. Why not be the trigger enmity on Twitter on the expense Tweeters who will not be shopping for tickets to his B2K reunion – the very reverse a zero-sum sport. For starters, Omarion is embarking on a reunion tour along with his outdated bandmates at B2K. The “Millennial Tour” as they name it, will even draw upon performances from artist standard within the mid-to-late 2000s akin to Bobby Valentino, Mario, Chingy, and Lloyd, all catering to a crowd born earlier than the Y2K crash – therefore why Omarion forwarded a ledger with strict tips for concertgoers, starting with a cut-f age for participation, and a gown code banning the use Balenciagas.
Next on his listing “restrictions” is a preferable mannequin gown for males: Air Force 1s, Untied Durags, Throwback Jerseys, dishevelled denims two sizes too large (ideally). For girls, bubble coats with fur are all the craze, in addition to Throwback Jersey “clothes,” and velour tracksuits two sizes too large (ideally).
As you would possibly count on, Omarion try at humor incurred fairly a response from the Twitterverse, in addition to a scornful reception from the post-millennials who had been intentionally proven the door within the course of. Case in level, the B2K reunion tour is not for everybody; keep in your respective lanes, if in any respect doable.
Jay-Z and Lil Wayne can simply be thought of two the best to have ever picked up a microphone. The two rappers are considered in comparable lights and with them persevering with to broaden their legacies, they solely show why they should be named two the best. Weezy just lately launched into a four-date tour to present again to his followers throughout the United States. The I Ain’t Shit Without You tour ended this week with Wayne choosing a while f for the vacations. During the final cease in Chicago, Tunechi shouted out some his closest allies, revealing that Jay-Z had really helped him out throughout a significant time want.
As he spoke to his crowd, he thanked folks like Swizz Beatz, who sends him beats on a regular basis to hop on. He then moved to Jay-Z, saying, “Jay don’t need me to inform no one. That man helped me with my tax. He’s an actual buddy y’all. Shout out my n***a Jay. Shout to my n***a Swizz. Shout out to my rider Chance The Rapper]. Weezy!”
The rapper really introduced out Chance to carry out throughout his Chicago set earlier than the thanks speech went down. Weezy acknowledges how loyal Hov and Swizz have been through the years and he is not afraid to indicate his like to the world.