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Andy Murray to make singles return at Cincinnati Masters

first_imgFormer world No. 1 Andy Murray has announced he will make his singles comeback in the Cincinnati Masters, which starts Sunday.Murray suggested he was facing likely retirement during an emotional news conference at the Australian Open in January, but the Briton has gradually offered a more optimistic outlook since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery and making a successful return as a doubles player. Just five months on from his major operation, the 32-year-old won the men’s doubles at Queen’s Club in June alongside Feliciano Lopez.He then also featured in the men’s and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering with Serena Williams in the latter, before playing in the Citi Open alongside brother Jamie and teaming up with Lopez again at the Rogers Cup.Murray has now determined he is ready to try his hand at competitive singles action once again, confirming on Facebook that he had accepted a wild card into the Cincinnati Masters.”That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci,” Murray posted on his official Facebook page, together with the hashtags “#LetsDoThis” and “#HereWeGo”.mood when we heard @andy_murray was returning to singles at @CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/hLoJZNtRCa— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 9, 2019The announcement is sure to fuel speculation over Murray’s potential participation in the U.S. Open, a tournament he won in 2012 to claim the first of his three Grand Slam titles to date.He went on to win Wimbledon twice after that breakthrough success at Flushing Meadows, his first triumph in 2013 ending a 77-year wait for a British men’s singles champion at the grass-court slam. Murray reached the top of the world rankings in November 2016 before his long-term hip issues became more debilitating.After undergoing hip surgery in January 2018, Murray struggled in his comeback and cut a disconsolate figure in Melbourne this year when he suggested his illustrious career was coming to an end.However, Murray described his latest operation, which has left him pain-free, as “life-changing” and he is now on the brink of completing a remarkable return to top-level singles action.last_img read more

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The Divergent series: Insurgent coming to Wellington Regent this weekend

first_imgThis week at the Regent Theater: InsurgentSchedule: Friday, 7 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, 2 and 7 p.m.Rated: PG-13. Time: 1 hour 59 minutes.Movie Synopsis: The Divergent series: Insurgent raises the stakes for Tris as she searches for allies and answers in the ruins of a futuristic Chicago. Tris (Woodley) and Four (James) are now fugitives on the run, hunted by Jeanine (Winslet), the leader of the power-hungry Erudite elite. Racing against time, they must find out what Tris’s family sacrificed their lives to protect, and why the Erudite leaders will do anything to stop them. Haunted by her past choices but desperate to protect the ones she loves, Tris, with Four at her side, faces one impossible challenge after another as they unlock the truth about the past and ultimately the future of their world. (C) Lionsgate. Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 32%. Audience review: 67% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Furylast_img read more

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Stockmans win Trilogy Challenge Disc Golf Tournament

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – The Second Annual Trilogy Challenge disc golf tournament soared through Fort St. John on Saturday.The tournament was put on by the Fort St. John Disc Sports Club and was held at Toboggan Hill Park. 34 athletes braved the rain and competed against one another.Disc golfers started the tournament by playing nine holes, then cards were shuffled and they played the same nine holes with different opponents.- Advertisement -The Stokmans were the big winners of the tournament as Josh Stokmans was named top male athlete, and Jenna Stokmans was named top female.The next tournament for the Fort St. John Disc Sports Club is the “Battle of the Peace” which is set for September 1st and 2nd. The “Battle of the Peace” is expected to have anywhere from 50 to 72 athletes participating.last_img read more

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