Novak Djokovic was disqualified from the US Open on Sunday after hitting a line judge with the ball after a point during his fourth-round match against Spain's Pablo Carreno Busta. After dropping his serve to trail 6-5 in the opening set, a frustrated Djokovic smashed a loose ball down the court, which hit the lineswoman. A lengthy discussion followed between tournament officials and Djokovic as the Serbian argued his case to no avail. There was no question Djokovic did not intend to hit the line judge, and the ball was not hit particularly hard. However it was clear immediately that the woman was hurt, with the Serbian star rushing over to check on her condition. The world No.1 pleaded his case at length before accepting his fate, collecting his rackets and walking off the court. During the discussion Djokovic was furious with the decision and could be heard telling the umpire: "She doesn't have to go to the hospital for this. "You're going to choose a default … [Read more...] about Novak Djokovic disqualified from US Open after hitting lineswoman with ball
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Arminia Bielefeld replace Neuhaus with Kramer F1 refuse Bahrain vaccine offer Bobic to leave Frankfurt? March 2 Kramer unveiled as new Bielefeld coach The day after sacking Uwe Neuhaus, the man who got Arminia Bielefeld promoted last season, the club have moved to sign on Frank Kramer as his replacement. Kramer, 48, has recently coached a number of Germany's youth teams and had short stints as head coach of Fortuna Düsseldorf (2015) and Greuther Fürth (2013-15). "Frank is a multi-faceted coach with a wealth of experience in the professional and youth sectors. We are convinced that with his professional and analytical qualities, he is the type of coach that fits the Arminia path and that we need for the next development steps," said sporting director Samir Arabi. Bielefeld currently sit in 16th, the relegation playoff spot, and host Union Berlin on Sunday. Dimitrios Grammozis tipped as fifth Schalke coach Schalke are set to sign Dimitrios … [Read more...] about Sports News Feed: Dimitrios Grammozis to take helm at Schalke?
Before the pandemic, Berlin-based comedian Erika Ratcliffe toured every week, telling jokes to an eager public. Now, she gets by with the savings from a writing gig and is considering switching careers altogether. "A lot of people are doing online comedy shows on Zoom or via livestream, but I don’t think that works — I need the reaction from the audience." Ratcliffe is one of many creative-industry professionals in Germany who have found their lives turned upside down and their futures increasingly uncertain as the pandemic continues, particularly since the country went into a second lockdown in the fall of 2020. Theaters and museums remain closed until further notice. Some sectors have been especially hard-hit: The Berlin club scene, where just a year ago sweaty revelers were packed in like sardines dancing into the wee hours, is not expected not to return to full operation until the end of 2022, according to the Berlin Club Commission. Ratcliffe decided not to do Zoom or … [Read more...] about Lockdown culture: ‘Miss You’ brings artists to the people
EASTENDERS fans are predicting heartache for Isaac Baptiste after Lola Pearce’s reaction to him telling her he has schizophrenia. The teacher - who is played by actor Stevie Basaula in the BBC soap - opened up to Lola about his condition on a date tonight. They were getting to know each other better and he came out with it. Lola said: "Alright clever clogs you tell me something about you that I don't already know aside from the fact your mum definitely don't know that you're seeing me again. "Come on don't be shy. Alright I'll go - I have had eight boyfriends, four serious, I'm not going to lie - I've never seen the Godfather, and my baby daddy is basically Ronnie Kray reincarnated so I have no skeletons in my closet. "How about you? You're boring ain't ya? I didn't really mean it, it's actually nice to spend time with someone that's just normal, and I mean normal in the nicest possible way by the way." Isaac replied: "Well that depends, is having schizophrenia … [Read more...] about EastEnders fans predict heartache for Isaac after Lola’s reaction to his schizophrenia revelation
"Repentant bandits" helped secure the release of 279 girls kidnapped from a Nigerian boarding school, it has emerged - as the students open up about the horrors of their ordeal. A group of about 100 gunmen burst into the Girls Science Secondary School in the northwestern state of Zamfara on Friday and abducted the students . Before ransacking the school in Jangebe town, they also attacked a nearby military camp and checkpoint, preventing soldiers from stepping in. Please use Chrome browser for a more accessible video player 'They were pointing guns at our heads' The girls said they were forced to march through stones and thorns and were repeatedly hit with guns if they could not keep up. Umma Abubakar said: "Most of us got injured on our feet and we could not continue trekking, so they said they will shoot anybody who did not continue to walk." Advertisement Farida Lawali, 15, added: "While they were beating the girls with guns, … [Read more...] about Kidnapped Nigerian schoolgirls: ‘Repentant bandits’ key to release of the 279 students it has emerged