Andy Murray to make singles return in Cincinnati

first_imgAndy Murray will return to singles action at the Cincinnati Open starting on Saturday after accepting a wildcard, Britain’s former world number one said on Friday.The 32-year-old three-time Grand Slam champion has not played singles since losing in the Australian Open first round in January to Spain’s Roberto Bautista Agut, after which he had hip resurfacing surgery in a bid to salvage his career.”That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci… #LetsDoThis #HereWeGo,” Murray said in a brief post on Facebook that had a picture of him celebrating a point.Murray returned to doubles action at Queen’s Club this year, winning the title with Spain’s Feliciano Lopez, and also played mixed doubles with Serena Williams and men’s doubles with Frenchman Pierre-Hugues Herbert at Wimbledon.Also Read | What a team: Serena Williams, Andy Murray to play Wimbledon mixed doublesAlso Read | Andy Murray’s mother shares throwback picture of Wimbledon 2019 champion Novak DjokovicAlso Seelast_img read more

The Weaknesses Of The Four Remaining NFL Playoffs Teams

The NFL’s conference championship weekend is finally here. In the video above, FiveThirtyEight’s Neil Paine breaks down the two matchups. Share on Facebook

Defense Committees Kick off Negotiations over Authorization Bill

first_img Dan Cohen AUTHOR Despite sizable differences between two competing versions of the annual defense policy bill, the leaders of the House and Senate Armed Services Committee on Wednesday expressed confidence they would find a middle ground, following the initial meeting of the conference committee.Still, the lawmakers did not shy away from the major difference they will need to reconcile — an $18 billion discrepancy between the two fiscal 2017 defense authorization bills.The House version uses $18 billion from DOD’s overseas contingency operations (OCO) account to fund base budget items not requested by the Obama administration. As a result, funding for overseas operations would run out by the end of April, forcing the next administration to request supplemental funding. The Senate version does not rely on the OCO account, but Senate Armed Services Chair John McCain (R-Ariz.) has repeatedly said the military needs more funding to restore shortfalls in readiness.“I didn’t see a major stumbling block, except the issues of sequestration, which we have not found a way through yet, but we have just begun,” McCain said, reported Defense News.“I don’t know the way through it now, but we always seem to get through it,” McCain said after the press conference, which featured his House counterpart and the two committees’ senior Democrats.But with increased demands on the military in Europe, the Middle East and Afghanistan, the need to find a way around the statutory limit on defense spending has only become more urgent, he said. “All of those cost money, and the administration has not come over with an additional funding request for those, much less the $18 billion issue that we’re also facing,” McCain said.Adam Smith (D-Wash.), ranking member on House Armed Services, echoed McCain’s concern about funding.“There is that need, there isn’t the money, and each of the four committees has taken a different swing at that, and the White House as well,” Smith said, referring to the two chambers’ appropriations and Armed Services committees. “Figuring out the money is the most important part of our negotiations,” he said.last_img read more

Collecting laurels

first_imgThis award was received by Sudhir Sobti, Chief Manager (PR and Publicity) on behalf of Delhi Tourism, from Lalit Panwar, Secretary (Tourism), Ministry of Tourism, in an elaborate and ornamented award ceremony on 25 November, at JW Marriot Hotel, in the Capital.Now thrice in the row, this endowment recognizes the fact that Delhi offers the most comprehensive and satisfactory stay to tourists from around the globe.Delhi is aggressively coming out as a tourist friendly destination, with its increasing cultural hangouts and improved infrastructure. Delhi, a city with numerous heritage delights, is a unique destination for the modern day explorer. Delhi Tourism has been making consistent efforts to make Delhi as one of the most lively cities in the world for tourism. Cultural initiatives taken by Delhi Tourism have persistently been driving local as well as international tourists in the city.Reader’s Travel Awards by Conde Nast Traveller India has been recognizing the best of travel experiences to deliver the most prestigious award in travel industry. The worthy of this accolade is decided by the readers of Conde Nast’s publication, who vote based on their own personal experiences with the contestants.last_img read more