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Upsets at the US Open! Roger is out and it’s All American Semifinals for the Ladies!

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Roger Federer crashed out of the US Open last night. Juan del Potro came out with all guns blazing to spoil the anticipated Nadal-Federer Semifinal party.

What happened to Roger?!

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Well I can agree with what he said in his post-match interview. He had too many misses. Del Potro was not making many errors apart from a few double faults. Del Potro was just the better player last night. His forehands were powerful and aggressive and Federer had no answers for them. He was in the wrong position too many times. Del Potro’s serve was also on point. Federer failed to seize opportunities when the times were right compared to del Potro who did the exact opposite. It mattered most when Federer had FOUR set points to win the 3rd set and he lost them all. That gave del Potro the confidence to win the 4th and the match. The closeness of the match even when Roger played horribly, showed how great he is in this game. Del Potro beat Federer 7-5, 3-6, 7-6 (10-8), 6-4.

Del Potro will face World no. 1 Rafael Nadal in the Semis. Nadal knows that if he doesn’t play his best his chances are low versus del Potro who is currently at the top of his game.

Who’s in the other Men’s Semifinal?

Kyle Anderson (28) spoiled the USA party and upset Sam Querrey (17) in 4 sets. Spectacular match. He will face Pablo Carreño Busta (12) tomorrow.

Who’s left in it for the Ladies?!

For the 1st time in 36 years there will be All American Semifinals for the Ladies!

The Semifinal action will be on today. I think they’re all going for it and it’s anyone’s game. Everyone will have to play their best tennis to have a chance to win.

Here’s the Schedule:

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Venus Williams will play Sloane Stephens. Of course I give Venus the edge but Venus will need to improve her serve based on how she has been playing this tournament and will have to keep moving well.

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Coco on a roll. Photo: marketwatch.com

Then you have Coco versus Keys. That should be a cracker. Both ladies have been playing extremely well. Even though Keys has a higher ranking, I give the edge to Coco if she keeps her emotions in check.

Note that Coco also took out World no. 1 Karolina Pliskova in straight sets in the QF, 7-6, 6-3.

Stay tuned!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Upcoming Races for World Champs London!

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Men’s 5000m Heats

As predicted by Suga, Mohamed Farah won the 10000m! He is on his way to his 5th DOUBLE! CONGRATS MO! All things being well with a stomach bug going around, he will run in the Men’s 5000m. The Heats start today at 2:05pm.

Men’s 200m SemiFinal

We have Rasheed Dwyer and Yohan Blake left to compete, but it is doubtful that Dwyer will advance to the Final from Lane 9 in the Semis.

Blake is our only hope for a medal but don’t be surprised if he doesn’t make the podium. I believe he is facing a mental battle everytime he reaches or approaches top speed as a result of his recent injury that was very severe. It is unlikely he will release the beast ever again. We cannot blame him though because suffering an injury a 2nd time that was more severe than the first will have him running on the edge with a fear that it could put him out for a long time again with no guarantee of return. We wish him well.

There is currently a lot of controversy surrounding Botswana’s Isaac Makwala being out of the 400m. It is said that he was seen vomiting before the 200m Heats, hence why he did not enter. But he says he felt better and was in good condition to run the 400m Final. He was staying at a hotel where the norovirus swept through and he was suspected to have it because he was seen vomiting. In order to avoid the risk of contaminating other athletes, Makwala was denied entry to the London stadium, also due to a British Public Health order of proclamation. Makwala wasn’t even tested for the norovirus or seen medically so he was not a happy camper.

Makwala made this facebook post:

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Despite all the controversy, the show must go on. World Record holder, Wayde Van Niekerk of South Africa won the 400m easily and is going for the double in the 200m. He has the fastest time of 19.84 for the season.

To contest him, other than our Yohan Blake, we should look out for his compatriot, Akani Simbine, Jereem Richards of Trinidad and Tobago, Great Britain’s Nethaneel Mitchell-Blake and Isiah Young of the USA.

The Frenchman, Christophe Lemaitre is still in it. He may have done his time finally achieving Bronze at the Olympics after many attempts, but he always does his best.

The Final is tomorrow at 3:52pm.

Men’s 400m Hurdles Final

Jamaica has Kemar Mowatt running out of Lane 3. We don’t expect a medal from him but we welcome pleasant surprises.

All eyes will be on RIO Olympic champ, Kerron Clement of the USA to see if anyone challenges him for the Gold.

Women’s 400m Final

The USA thinks Allyson Felix finally has this one in the bag and has scrutinized or accused Shaunae Miller-Uibo of the Bahamas for ‘diving’ across the line to win Gold in RIO.

Can Shaunae make it look like her win was clean at RIO Olympics 2016 and upset Felix?

We have 3 Jamaicans in the Final who are well known to us – Shericka Jackson, Novlene Williams-Mills and Stephenie Ann McPherson. Depending on their strategy and focus, you cannot count them out for a bronze. However, USA’s Phyllis Francis has been running well and may stand in their way. So too is Salwa Naser of Bahrain, originally from Nigeria.

Here is the line up!

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Tomorrow’s Schedule:

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Stay tuned to Suga Lifestyle!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Upsets Already in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs!

Current NBA Playoff Bracket status:

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Round 1 of the Playoffs have begun and we have already had 2 upsets. The Bucks beat the Raptors at home and the bigger story is the Bulls beating the Celtics in their house as well. However, even though the Bulls is the number 7 seed going into the Playoffs and the Celtics is number 1, the match ups are competitive. You cannot ignore the talent and experience of Rondo and D. Wade and the freshness and hunger of Jimmy Butler. This should be an interesting series.

The Pacers have kept close to the Cavs but have failed twice to overcome them. They don’t have what it takes to beat the Cavs this year.

In the West, The Trailblazers held their own versus the Warriors but the Warriors are just in a different class. They will keep the Warriors on their toes this series though.

The Jazz upset the Clippers to take Game 1 but I think these teams will go back and forth like the Hawks and Wizards in the East. They are the number 5 and 4 seeds respectively.

The Rockets rolled over OKC in Game 1. Suga believes OKC has what it takes to upset them but they have a lot of work to do.

The Spurs rolled over the Grizzlies in a Game 1 blowout. Game 2 was more competitive though, where the Grizzlies chipped away a 26-point deficit to a 4-point deficit. The Spurs regrouped and stretched the lead again to win and go up in the series 2-0.

During the game there was visible frustration from Zach Randolph for not getting foul calls, but it was their Coach Fizdale who was the most upset of all.

He went on a huge Post-game tirade on the Refs and is likely to get fined.

Watch “Grizzlies Coach David Fizdale was ABSOLUTELY TRIGGERED and GOES OFF on the referees!!” on YouTube here:

Coach Fizdale’s data does raise eyebrows but he should have quit while he was ahead. It’s not like he was playing a team like the Cavs. He was playing a team with class as well. ‘Kuwiet Kawhi’ is definitely not the type to cry for free throws. It just happens he got a lot.

Coach Fizdale has a ring from being on the Coaching staff for Miami so those Refs better recognize.

I assume they will come out hard at home. Hopefully the data is more reasonable for the rest of their series.

We’ll be looking out for the ‘They’re not gonna ROOK US’ T-shirts.

Tonight’s Schedule:

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Photo: ESPN Scorecenter

Enjoy!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Triple-Double for Usain Bolt! Schedule with Starting Line-Up and more for the Relays!

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No World Record last night but USAIN BOLT created more history completing his Triple in the 200m with GOLD in 19.78!

He didn’t run the curve as well as he usually does (because of the rain perhaps?) but ran a good curve nonetheless ahead of the field. He also did not power through the stretch and separate himself from about 60m to 80m left like old times, but that’s age.

It is obvious he wanted a better time but with the injury and only competing in the 200m once before the Olympics, compounded with the weather conditions and him concentrating too hard on his time, all factored into the result.

One step at a time Usain. The title was most important last night and Jamaicans couldn’t be prouder.

According to USA Today, Andre DeGrasse of Canada had talks about tiring out Usain in the Semi-Final since he is younger so should recover faster for the Final. He also said if Usain breaks the World Record he would be right their with him. Well, looks like he was the one who didn’t recover faster because he got the Silver in 20.02 after runing 19.80 in the Semi-Final. Suga believes their Bromance has come to a quick end.

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Christophe LeMaitre upon finding out he won Bronze

It was a close call for the Bronze but Cristophe LeMaitre of France came through for it in 20.12. He has never given up! Adam Gemili of Great Britain was 4th in 20.12 separated by thousandths of a second. Churandy Martina of Netherlamds was 5th in 20.13.

LaShawn Merritt showed his age last night too (30 years) as well as the fact that he may have been too tired from the 400m and placed 6th.

So it is a nicely mixed podium and Usain Bolt removed all doubts if any and showed that he IS the G.O.A.T.

Moving on to later today, Usain will go for the Triple-Triple, where Gold in the 4×100m Relay will have him retire from his last Olympics with a perfect slate.

Young Elaine Thompson also has the opportunity to go after a Triple for the 1st time.

Note that Jamaica is the first country to have a man and woman win the 100m and 200m in the same Olympics!

Our Jamaican Men and Women will not have it easy in the 4×100m Relays with tired legs for the Men and a faster US team for the Ladies. But fingers crossed things will still go our way!

Starting Line-ups are suspected to be as follows:

Women’s 4×100m Relay Team

Christania to Elaine to VCB to Shelly

Men’s 4×100m Relay Team

Ashmeade to Asafa to Blake to Bolt

Lane Assignments are as follows:

Women:

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Men:

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Full Schedule:

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Good Luck Jamaica!

By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Elaine gets Sprint Double and Today’s Schedule and 200m Men’s Final Startlist!

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GOLLLLLLD FOR ELAINE THOMPSON IN THE 200m!

It was a clear win for Elaine in 21.78 (SB) but she was so focused on her own race that she did not even know she won.

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Elaine ran a well executed race, achieving an important task of beating Dafne Schippers on the curve then still having enough left to step it up another gear in about the last 30m to pass back Schippers who went slightly ahead, keeping her form and running right through the line.

Schippers lost form towards the line, got the Silver in 21.88 and fell hard to the ground after the line. She was quite upset with herself throwing her shoes down after the race. She eventually recovered and went over to Congratulate Elaine.

Torie Bowie got the Bronze in 22.15. Marie Josee Ta Lou placed 4th.

CONGRATS ELAINE! Elaine achieved the Sprint Double which hasn’t been done by any Jamaican Woman and hasn’t been done since Florence Griffith Joyner aka Flo-Jo in 1988.

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Tomorrow’s Lane assignment below for the Men’s 200m Final at 8:30pm without Gatlin who said that his ankle tightened up. Ask and you shall receive! Usain Bolt stated he would love to get Lane 6 in his interview and that he did!

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Tomorrow’s Schedule:

Relays begin in the morning and look out for Annsert Whyte who we expect to medal in the 400m Hurdles Final in the morning as well. USA’s Clement is expected to win Gold that one.

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By: Gabrielle Burgess

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Another GOLD for Ja! Ready for Tomorrow’s Schedule?!

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GOLD FOR JAMAICA IN THE 110m MEN HURDLES!!!!!
OMAR McLEOD has done it in 13.05! Spectacular race, execution of hurdles and clear win! He kept his focus the entire way.

Orlando Ortega of Spain won Silver in 13.17 and Dimitri Bascou of France won Bronze in 13.24.

Congrats Omar!!! We are so proud of you! Although it was expected we know it was not easy to pull off with hurdles. Well done.

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With so much excitement we are ready for tomorrow’s 200m Women Final Showdown between Elaine and Dafne! It won’t be easy for Elaine who ran 2nd to Dafne, easing up and failing to secure a good lane. Keeping in mind Ta Lou and Bowie won their Semi-Finals.

Here is your Schedule!

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Today’s Schedule in RIO!

Yesterday was quite a day in RIO!

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Shaunae Miller of the Bahamas literally dived for Gold to win the 400m. Allyson Felix had to take Silver. Congrats to our girl, Shericka Jackson who won Bronze!

Note that her dive over the line was not the first of the night! It occured in the 110m Hurdles for one of the athletes to make 4th to qualify. Paradigm shift?

Terror in the Heats of the  110m Men’s Hurdles. Deuce Carter had to do a run-over in the Heats to make it in the Semis as a result of the heavy rains earlier in the evening that stopped races after his Heat on the track, where he tripped over hurdles and got a time which would not have qualified without the run-over.

Leah Nugent of Jamaica got a DQ after coming 2nd in the 400m Hurdles Heats for her poor execution of a hurdle, appealed and was reinstated later in the night for the Semis.

On a lighter note, Congrats to David Rudisha of Kenya for Defending and winning Gold in the 800m! First man in 50 years to win the 800m back to back.

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If you have all recovered from yesterday’s events in RIO, here is today’s Schedule:

Diving (3m Springboard) Semi-Final: 8 am

Diving (3m Springboard) Final: 4pm

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