Like Roger Federer in his quarter-final, Nadal clashed with a female umpire – France's Aurélie Tourte – when he was given a time violation after a 19-shot rally. And the world No.5 was threatening to follow in the nervous footsteps of Tennys Sandgren when he failed to serve out the match at 5-4 and then wasted his first two match points. … [Read more...] about Rafael Nadal dumped out of Australian Open as Dominic Thiem wins quarter-final thriller
"I've been in this business over 30 years and I've seen a lot of crazy things but this is the first time I've found a dead infant in a bucket of tar...and hopefully the last," said Skinner. … [Read more...] about Couple arrested after baby’s body is discovered submerged in a five-gallon bucket of TAR in a shed behind their home
It was then that a barely believable story twisted and turned to its dramatic conclusion. Razzano, within a clipped net cord or a kind line call of the greatest achievement of her career, blew seven match points in a closing scene that threatened to turn into a battle of Isner-Mahut proportions. Serves went spectacularly off-beam; returns belted the net and line judges called desperate shots in and out, wide and long — few to the satisfaction of either player. It was awful. And wonderful. … [Read more...] about Serena Williams suffers shock French Open defeat by Virginie Razzano
A month later, I went to Maryland to interview Taylor. He told me that the new energy products have broken out of the typical boundaries around caffeine and are a far cry from coffee, tea and chocolate. And in the process, the food industry is skirting food additive regulations. Taylor drinks coffee and Diet Coke (sometimes caffeine-free), and understands the challenge of regulating caffeine and the limits regulators might face. "I got asked by somebody, 'Are we going to put age limits on coffee, so if you go to Starbucks, would you have to show ID?' I would consider that not realistic," he said. But he made a distinction between the more traditional uses of caffeine and the new breed of energy drinks. Holding a can of Monster, he said, "This is not a historic, cultural aspect of caffeine… What I found disturbing on this front was that in no case did the companies that are making these decisions come to us... and subject themselves to the scrutiny that would come." … [Read more...] about Generation jitters: are we addicted to caffeine?