Aug 19 (OPTA) - Final Rounds and Seeds Progress from the ATP World Tour Masters 1000 / WTA Premier, Cincinnati Masters Men's Singles matches on Sunday .. Final Rounds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 9 Daniil Medvedev (RUS) final won 16-David Goffin (BEL) 7-6(3) 6-4 semi won 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3-6 6-3 6-3 qtr won Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-2 6-3 3rd won Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-2 6-1 2nd won Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6 6-1 1st won Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-2 7-5 16 David Goffin (BEL) final lost 9-Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7-6(3) 6-4 semi won Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-3 6-4 qtr won Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) (Walkover) 3rd won Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6(6) 6-2 2nd won Guido Pella (ARG) 6-1 7-5 1st won Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-4 - Richard Gasquet (FRA) semi lost 16-David Goffin (BEL) 6-3 6-4 qtr won 11-Roberto Bautista Agut 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2 (ESP) 3rd won Diego Schwartzman (ARG) 7-6(6) 6-3 2nd won Federico Delbonis (ARG) 7-5 7-6(1) 1st won Andy Murray (GBR) 6-4 6-4 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) semi lost 9-Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 3-6 6-3 6-3 qtr won Lucas Pouille (FRA) 7-6(2) 6-1 3rd won Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-3 6-4 2nd won Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5 6-1 1st won (Bye) - Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) qtr lost 16-David Goffin (BEL) (Walkover) 3rd won Alex De Minaur (AUS) 7-5 6-4 2nd won 6-Kei Nishikori (JPN) 7-6(2) 6-4 1st won Jordan Thompson (AUS) 7-5 5-7 6-4 - Lucas Pouille (FRA) qtr lost 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) 7-6(2) 6-1 3rd won 8-Karen Khachanov (RUS) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 2nd won Denis Shapovalov (CAN) 6-4 6-4 1st won Denis Kudla (USA) 6-3 7-6(6) - Andrey Rublev (RUS) qtr lost 9-Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 6-2 6-3 3rd won 3-Roger Federer (SUI) 6-3 6-4 2nd won Stanislas Wawrinka (SUI) 6-4 6-4 1st won 15-Nikoloz Basilashvili 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 (GEO) 11 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) qtr lost Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2 3rd won Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6-1 6-2 2nd won Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 3-6 6-1 1st won Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 7-6(6) 6-3 .................................................. .. Seeds .. Seed Round Rslt Opponent Score 1 Novak Djokovic (SRB) semi lost 9-Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 3-6 6-3 6-3 qtr won Lucas Pouille (FRA) 7-6(2) 6-1 3rd won Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-3 6-4 2nd won Sam Querrey (USA) 7-5 6-1 1st won (Bye) 2 Rafael Nadal (ESP) 1st won (Bye) 3 Roger Federer (SUI) 3rd lost Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-3 6-4 2nd won Juan Ignacio Londero (ARG) 6-3 6-4 1st won (Bye) 5 Stefanos Tsitsipas (GRE) 2nd lost Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-4 6-7 7-6(6) 1st won (Bye) 6 Kei Nishikori (JPN) 2nd lost Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) 7-6(2) 6-4 1st won (Bye) 7 Alexander Zverev (GER) 2nd lost Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6-7 6-2 6-4 1st won (Bye) 8 Karen Khachanov (RUS) 3rd lost Lucas Pouille (FRA) 6-7(3) 6-4 6-2 2nd won Nick Kyrgios (AUS) 6-7(3) 7-6(4) 6-2 1st won (Bye) 9 Daniil Medvedev (RUS) final won 16-David Goffin (BEL) 7-6(3) 6-4 semi won 1-Novak Djokovic (SRB) 3-6 6-3 6-3 qtr won Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-2 6-3 3rd won Jan-Lennard Struff (GER) 6-2 6-1 2nd won Benoit Paire (FRA) 7-6 6-1 1st won Kyle Edmund (GBR) 6-2 7-5 11 Roberto Bautista Agut (ESP) qtr lost Richard Gasquet (FRA) 7-6(2) 3-6 6-2 3rd won Miomir Kecmanovic (SRB) 6-1 6-2 2nd won Frances Tiafoe (USA) 6-3 3-6 6-1 1st won Hubert Hurkacz (POL) 7-6(6) 6-3 12 Borna Coric (CRO) 1st lost Reilly Opelka (USA) 4-6 6-3 7-5 13 John Isner (USA) 2nd lost Pablo Carreno Busta (ESP) 6-4 6-7(1) 7-6(6) 1st won Dusan Lajovic (SRB) 7-6(3) 1-6 7-5 14 Marin Cilic (CRO) 1st lost Radu Albot (MDA) 6-4 7-6(6) 15 Nikoloz Basilashvili (GEO) 1st lost Andrey Rublev (RUS) 6-7(4) 6-4 6-2 16 David Goffin (BEL) final lost 9-Daniil Medvedev (RUS) 7-6(3) 6-4 semi won Richard Gasquet (FRA) 6-3 6-4 qtr won Yoshihito Nishioka (JPN) (Walkover) 3rd won Adrian Mannarino (FRA) 7-6(6) 6-2 2nd won Guido Pella (ARG) 6-1 7-5 1st won Taylor Fritz (USA) 6-4 4-6 6-4
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Black National Guardsman describes being deployed to protect Biden’s inauguration: 'I just felt this huge sense of pride'
As most of the 25,000 National Guardsmen who were called upon to protect Washington, D.C., during the presidential inauguration began heading home this week, one Black service member agreed to speak to Yahoo News about the experience of protecting the nation’s capital in the wake of a pro-Trump riot on Capitol Hill.
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The new Biden administration has yet not disclosed the secrets of Area 51 or explained what the Air Force really knows about UFOs, but it did clarify, at least, the mystery of the vanished "Diet Coke button" former President Donald Trump would use to summon refreshments in the Oval Office. The usher button, as it is formally known, is not gone, even if it is no longer used to summon Diet Cokes, a White House official tells Politico. The White House official "unfortunately wouldn't say what Biden will use the button for," Politico's Daniel Lippman writes, suggesting Biden might summon Orange Gatorade and not the obvious answer, ice cream — or, let's get real, coffee. What's more, there are evidently two usher buttons in the Oval Office, one at the Resolute Desk and the other next to the chair by the fireplace, a former White House official told Politico, adding that Trump didn't actually use the Diet Coke button all that much because "he would usually just verbally ask the valets, who were around all day, for what he needed." In any case, it is not the placement of the button that matters, of course, but how you use it. And Biden will presumably know better than to order ice cream treats during a top-secret national security briefing. More stories from theweek.comSarah Huckabee Sanders' shameless campaign for governorTrump's impeachment lawyer said he thinks 'the facts and the law will speak for themselves'Mitch McConnell is the GOAT
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A group of U.N experts has criticized Sri Lanka's requirement that those who die of COVID-19 be cremated, even it goes against a family's religious beliefs, and warned that decisions based on “discrimination and aggressive nationalism” could incite hatred and violence. The experts, who are part of the Special Procedures of the U.N Human Rights Council, said in a statement Monday that rule amounts to a human rights violation. “We deplore the implementation of such public health decisions based on discrimination, aggressive nationalism and ethnocentrism amounting to persecution of Muslims and other minorities in the country,” the experts said.
U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer said on Monday that Democrats may try to pass much of President Joe Biden's coronavirus relief bill using a process that would bypass a Republican filibuster and could pass with a majority vote. Biden wants Congress to pass a $1.9 trillion pandemic relief proposal, but many Republicans have balked at the price tag. The Senate is split 50-50 between Democrats and Republicans, with Democratic Vice President Kamala Harris holding the tie-breaking vote.
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"The member in question had been advised numerous times about the requirements and had refused to be tested," the House speaker said.
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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Wednesday criticized Iran's hard-liner dominated judiciary over last week's prosecution of the countrys telecommunications minister. Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi was released on bail after he was summoned for prosecution. Judiciary officials cited his refusal to block Instagram and impose limitations on the bandwidth of other foreign social media and messaging systems.
Russia and the United States have struck a deal to extend the New START nuclear arms control treaty, the Kremlin said on Tuesday, a move that preserves the last major pact of its kind between the world's two biggest nuclear powers. The White House did not immediately confirm the Kremlin's announcement but said President Joe Biden and Russian President Vladimir Putin had discussed the issue by telephone and agreed that their teams work urgently to complete the extension by Feb. 5, when the treaty expires. Signed in 2010, the New START (Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty) is a cornerstone of global arms control.
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Hong Kong has begun using "ambush lockdowns" to suddenly close off and test everyone inside neighbourhoods where coronavirus cases have spiked, as a spate of recent outbreaks lay bare the rampant inequality in the wealthy Chinese finance hub. Police cordoned off a row of densely packed tenement buildings in the Yau Ma Tei area overnight on Tuesday through to Wednesday morning to conduct mandatory tests. The new tactic involves authorities giving no warning of an impending lockdown. City leader Carrie Lam said such "ambush style" lockdowns were needed to ensure people did not flee before testers move in. "I thank residents in the restricted area for their cooperation," she wrote on her Facebook page Wednesday as the lockdown was lifted. A similar two-day lockdown in a neighbourhood over the weekend was leaked to the media a day before police moved in. Tuesday night's operation was small. Some 330 tests were conducted in 20 buildings, with one coronavirus case found. But authorities say further ambush lockdowns may be necessary in the days ahead. Hong Kong was one of the first places to be struck by the coronavirus after it spilled out of central China. It has recorded just over 10,000 infections with some 170 deaths by imposing effective but economically ruinous social distancing measures for much of the last year. In recent weeks stubborn clusters have emerged in low-income neighbourhoods notorious for some of the world's most cramped housing. On paper Hong Kong is one of the richest cities in the world. But it suffers from pervasive inequality, an acute housing shortage and eye-watering rents that successive administrations have failed to solve. The average flat in Hong Kong is about 500 square feet (46 square metres) and sells for around HK$7 million (£650,000). Rents are punishing. Many therefore squeeze themselves into even smaller subdivided flats known as "cage homes" – cubicles that can be as tiny as 50 square feet or even less, with shared bathrooms and showers inside ageing walk-up buildings. It is in these kinds of building where many clusters have been located in recent weeks.
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Tova Friedman hid among corpses at Auschwitz amid the chaos of the extermination camp's final days. Days later, on Jan. 27, 1945, she was among the thousands of prisoners who survived to greet the Soviet troops who liberated the camp in Nazi-occupied Poland. Now 82, Friedman had hoped to mark Wednesday's anniversary by taking her eight grandchildren to the Auschwitz-Birkenau memorial site, which is under the custodianship of the Polish state.
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A federal judge in Texas has blocked President Biden’s executive order halting deportations of some illegal immigrants. Biden signed the order halting deportations for 100 days on January 20, several hours after his inauguration, as part of a blitz of executive orders aimed at undoing Trump administration policies. Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton subsequently sued the Biden administration to reverse the order, citing an agreement between the Department of Homeland Security and Texas requiring the state’s approval to halt deportations. Judge Drew Tipton of the Southern District of Texas blocked the implementation of Biden’s order on Tuesday for a period of 14 days. Tipton said that the delay was appropriate according to the Administrative Procedure Act of 1946. The news comes after Biden promised to propose legislation during his first 100 days in office providing a pathway to citizenship for illegal immigrants. On Inauguration Day, Biden signed an executive order to review the public-charge rule, which restricts immigration by applicants who may require government assistance such as food stamps. The president also ordered the Department of Homeland Security to work to safeguard the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.
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The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said that warrants have been issued for David Vowell, who faces two counts of first degree murder.
Backers of the union of the United Kingdom's four nations should boycott any "wildcat" independence referendum for Scotland, the leader of the Scottish Conservative Party said on Monday, after the nation's first minister pressed ahead with plans for a vote. Scotland's first minister, Nicola Sturgeon, said on Sunday she was hoping a strong performance by her Scottish National Party (SNP) in an election in May would give her the mandate to hold a second referendum. To get a legal referendum, any such vote must be approved by British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, who has ruled out doing so.
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A major winter storm dumped more than a foot of snow on parts of the middle of the country while another system blanketed areas of the Southwest, disrupting travel for a second consecutive day Tuesday and shuttering many schools. Several coronavirus testing sites closed Monday and Tuesday in Nebraska and Iowa, as both states saw 12 to 15 inches (30.5 to 38.1 centimeters) of snow in places. At least 4 inches (10 centimeters) of snow was expected through Tuesday across most of an area stretching from central Kansas northeast to Chicago and southern Michigan.
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A 19-year-old Tibetan monk has reportedly died after battling two months of alleged mistreatment under Chinese authorities. Tenzin Nyima, also known as Tamay, served at Dza Wonpo monastery in Wonpo township, Kandze prefecture, a Tibetan area in the Sichuan province of China. Nyima was first arrested in November 2019 after distributing leaflets with three other monks according to Human Rights Watch (HRW).
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Police in the Netherlands arrested at least 70 people on Monday after riots broke out across the country for a third night in a row. In Rotterdam, anti-lockdown demonstrators started fires and clashed with police in protest of a new night-time curfew. There were similar scenes in Amsterdam, as well as the smaller centres of Haarlem, Geleen and Den Bosch. The 9pm to 4:30am curfew came into force on Saturday evening to curb the spread of coronavirus. It's the country's first nationwide curfew since World War Two. Many say it's not necessary as cases of COVID-19 are falling in the Netherlands, with the lowest number of cases reported on Monday since Dec. 1. But the government is worried about a highly contagious UK variant of the disease spreading. The unrest started over the weekend, when protesters in several cities looted stores, started fires, and clashed with police. In one case knives were thrown at police and a COVID-19 testing station was burned down. The events resulted in 240 arrests and thousands of fines were handed out for defying the curfew. Earlier on Monday, Prime Minister, Mark Rutte, condemned what he called the "criminal violence" of the weekend: "What we saw has nothing to do with fighting for freedom. We didn't take all these measures for fun, we did so because we are fighting against the virus and it's the virus which is actually robbing our freedom." Schools and non-essential shops in the Netherlands have been shut since mid-December, following the closure of bars and restaurants two months earlier.