Djokovic withdraws from exhibition after more pain in right elbow

first_imgView comments “I am terribly disappointed that I am forced to withdraw,” Djokovic said in a statement on his website.“Unfortunately, in the past few days I started to feel pain in the elbow and after several tests, my medical team has advised me not to risk anything, to withdraw from the tournament and to immediately continue with the therapies.“This might affect the start of the season and the tournament plan, but the decision will be made in the following days.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkDjokovic is entered in the Qatar Open starting on Monday in Doha, where he’s the defending two-time champion. That’s his lead-in tournament for the Australian Open, which starts in just over two weeks.Exhibition tournament organizers have arranged a substitute match between Andy Murray, another former No. 1 who has been out since Wimbledon with a hip injury, and Bautista Agut. MOST READ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio 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 Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone Murray has been in Abu Dhabi only to train for the tour.Bautista Agut will take on the winner of the other semifinal between Dominic Thiem of Austria and Kevin Anderson of South Africa.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson FILE – In this Wednesday, July 26, 2017 file photo, tennis player Novak Djokovic pauses during a press conference in Belgrade, Serbia. Novak has withdrawn from the Mubadala WTC exhibition event due to pain in his right elbow. The Serbian star was scheduled to return to tennis on Friday, Dec. 29, 2017 after being out of the game for nearly six months.(Andrej Isakovic, Pool Photo via AP, File)ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The comeback plans for Novak Djokovic stalled on Friday when a recurrence of pain in his right elbow forced him to withdraw from an exhibition tournament in the United Arab Emirates.Djokovic hasn’t played competitively since he retired in the Wimbledon quarterfinals because of the elbow injury. He was scheduled on Friday to play Roberto Bautista Agut of Spain in the exhibition semifinals, his first match in nearly five months.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Tautuaa happy to see results as he finally lives up to potentiallast_img read more

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Defense fuels ECC’s latest blowout win

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREStriving toward a more perfect me: Doug McIntyre But the team’s defense and special teams held down the fort until the offense arrived in the second half of a 42-13 Mission Conference American Division win at Orange Coast College on Saturday night. El Camino (7-1, 3-0) hosts Fullerton (6-2, 2-1) next Saturday in its regular-season finale with the American Division title on the line. El Camino’s defense snagged five interceptions and allowed just 51 yards rushing on 28 carries. Leading the way was sophomore cornerback James Wheeler, who had two interceptions that led directly to El Camino touchdowns. Lamar Chapman and Reggie Foster also had interceptions before Hilton Dawson made it five with a 56-yard interception return for a touchdown early in the fourth quarter to give the Warriors a 42-6 lead. Wheeler came down with the first interception of the night late in the second quarter, picking off a pass from Orange Coast quarterback Chris Debowski (16-for-31, 128 yards, one touchdown, five interceptions) on the El Camino 14-yard line and returning it 23 yards to the 37. The Warriors then took just four plays to score their first offensive touchdown. A 24-yard run by Ken Ashley and a 31-yard completion from Boo Jackson to Verran Tucker set up Jackson’s 6-yard touchdown pass to Jonathan Price, giving El Camino a 14-6 lead with 1:04 left in the first half. JC FOOTBALL: Warriors collect five interceptions, and the offense roars to life in the second half. By Dave Thorpe Staff Writer The El Camino football team’s offense was rusty in the first half against Orange Coast after a two-week layoff because of the Southern California wildfires. Wheeler struck again on Orange Coast’s first possession of the third quarter, intercepting Debowski on the Pirates 32-yard line and returning it to the 1-yard line. El Camino was pushed back to the 23-yard line because of an illegal block penalty, but a 22-yard run by Jackson helped set up his 6-yard touchdown strike to Harry Deberry, giving El Camino a 21-7 lead with 10:28 left in the third quarter. El Camino’s offense was laboring before Wheeler’s interceptions helped give it life. It’s the kind of game Wheeler said he has been looking for after some inconsistent play this season. “I haven’t been playing that well, so I’ve been waiting for a breakout game,” Wheeler said. Wheeler began the season as a starter, but has been sharing time at cornerback in recent games. “It’s great to see him reappear,” El Camino coach John Featherstone said. Wheeler’s interceptions started a stretch where Debowski threw four interceptions in seven pass attempts from late in the second quarter to early in the third quarter. “We have good athletes in the secondary,” Featherstone said. “They got good jumps on the ball and created some important turnovers.” Price was one of the few bright spots for El Camino in the first half. When the Warriors offense struggled to get anything going early and the team fell behind, 6-0, Price returned a punt 48 yards for a touchdown. He fielded the bouncing ball, stepped around the first defender and then streaked down the sideline before cutting inside at the 10-yard line and taking the ball into the end zone. “I finally got a chance to do some things for the team. I’ve been waiting on it,” Price said. “Coach said he needed someone to make a play so I put it on my shoulders.” On El Camino’s next possession after a Wheeler interception, Price caught a touchdown pass from Jackson. “Price has been consistent for us for two years,” Featherstone said. “He got us jump-started tonight.” Jackson finished 15-for-24 for 200 yards and four touchdowns with no interceptions. Corey Surrency had five catches for 94 yards and a touchdown. [email protected] local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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