Tom’s Construction wins 14th Annual Oilmen’s Hockey Tournament

first_imgThe Petroleum Club Game didn’t see quite as close a final score. Tom’s Construction won their first-ever Petroleum Club game against Northern Vac 8-3. Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography Photo by Heather Theede Photography FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — It was an exciting three days of hockey action at the North Peace Arena for the 14th Annual Fort St. John Petroleum Association 4-on-4 hockey tournament.Five finals were played on Saturday, the lineups were determined based on the standings of the round robin.In the D&T Disposal Game between the two 5th place finishers of both the Black Ace and V.E Brandl Divisions, TCL () defeated D&D Insulators 9-5.- Advertisement -Complete Pumpjack Services doubled up  Magnum Oilfield 6-3 in the Sexsmith Financial Game between 4th place finishers.The Baker Hughes Game was won by Fort Motors from the Black Ace Division, defeating the V.E Brandl Division’s Distribution Now 8-6.The Jiffy Lube Game between last year’s top winners Cabre Oilfield and the 2015 winning team Ditmarsia was a nail-biter of a game. Cabre ended up victorious after getting the victory 3-2 in a shootout.Advertisementlast_img read more

Half-time: Swansea 0 Fulham 0

first_imgBrede Hangeland and Ashkan Dejagah both missed great chances to put Fulham in front during an even first half at the Liberty Stadium.Swansea started well with Wilfried Bony seeing a header loop on to the roof of the net and Jonjo Shelvey firing wastefully over the bar when well-placed.But Fulham grew gradually into the game and Hangeland wasted a golden opportunity when he was found unmarked by Kieran Richardson’s free-kick, but the big centre-half couldn’t get over the ball and headed over from close range.Dejagah later sent a header too close to Swansea keeper Gerhard Tremmel after Alex Kacaniklic’s fine cross.Five minutes before half-time, Shelvey sent a curling effort smashing off the Fulham crossbar with Maarten Stekelenburg beaten and shortly afterwards the Whites keeper kept out Bony’s header.While Swansea finished the half strongly, Fulham had the last word with Clint Dempsey getting a shot away which Tremmel was equal to.After the draw with Sheffield United in the FA Cup on Sunday, Rene Meulensteen has reverted back to the eleven who started the last league game against Arsenal, meaning Dan Burn keeps his place in defence.Fulham (4-2-3-1): Stekelenburg; Riether, Hangeland, Burn, Richardson; Parker, Sidwell; Dejagah, Dempsey, Kacaniklic; Berbatov.Subs not used: Stockdale, Hughes, Duff, Christensen, Rodallega, Tankovic, Bent.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

With walk-off homer, Giants’ Mike Yastrzemski joins his grandfather in exclusive club

first_img … Mike Yastrzemski not only boosted the Giants on Sunday with a walk-off home run — his first as a major leaguer — but he may have inspired a Final Jeopardy! clue.Q: On July 21, 2019, Mike Yastrzemski hit a walk-off home run to lift the Giants over the Mets. Carl Yastrzemski, Mike’s grandfather, hit four walk-offs in his Hall of Fame career. Are these the only grandfather and grandson to both hit major league walk-offs?Player 1: “Yes.”Alex: “That is incorrect, and you lose everything.”last_img read more

100 days: Joburg shows its 2010 spirit

first_img2 March 2010Johannesburg residents took a break from their busy schedules, donned their Bafana Bafana jerseys and kicked back with the rest of the country on Tuesday to celebrate the 100 days countdown to the 2010 Fifa World Cup.BuaNews spoke to some of the South Africans who gathered at the 100 days countdown celebration on Maude Street, Sandton, on Tuesday.Thami Makhaya, wearing his Bafana jersey and sporting a vuvuzela, spoke of the long road to 2010, beginning with the country winning the bid in 2004 to host the World Cup.“This World Cup will unite this country,” Makhaya said. “I think once people realise just how big this event is, they will look beyond the differences and unite as South Africans to show the world what we can offer as a nation.“We have travelled a long journey as a country, and this is an opportunity to take yet another step forward.”The Khan family of four, who where dressed up for the occasion, said they came to Maude Street to support their country.“It is important for us be part of this historic occasion … All of Africa is supporting South Africa,” said Suraya Khan. “The World Cup is already a success, because it has shown that Africa is capable.”2010 will undoubtedly go down in the history books as one of the country’s most memorable moments, she said.For Josef Mkhabinde, the World Cup is about the legacy it will leave behind. “It’s what Africa has been dreaming about … I approach the tournament with confidence. Our stadiums are ready, our transport and security plans have been fine-tuned.“I can assure you we will not disappoint,” Mkhabinde said, “because we are a loving nation.”The world will descend on South African shores on 11 June – more than six years after the country was chosen as hosts – to witness the world’s greatest sporting event being held on African soil for the first time.Source: BuaNewslast_img read more

South Africa closes Home Affairs department

first_img25 November 2015From 27 November to 2 December people would not be able to submit identity document (ID) and passport applications, the Department of Home Affairs announced, as it would be installing upgrades to improve its services.The upgrades, on the Live Capture system, will take place at all 140 Home Affairs offices in South Africa. Upgrading the Live Capture system facilities should be seen in the context of the department’s drive to improve processes for Smart ID card and passport applications, it said.His department had already issued public notices to announce a system upgrade and the affected sites, Home Affairs director-general Mkhuseli Apleni told journalists in Pretoria on 20 November.“During the upgrade, the affected offices will not be able to receive applications using the Live Capture system. For our staff, especially supervisors, this means working overtime on Sunday, 29 November, for a successful upgrade and a speedy recovery to normal services as planned.”Full Home Affairs services will resume on 3 December.Apleni also called on all those who had already applied for their Smart ID cards and passports to collect them. Up to 95 825 Smart ID cards, 75 517 green bar-coded ID books and 51 946 passports have not been collected by the applicants.Source: South African Government News Agencylast_img read more

Flying Tutu sculpture fetches R850 000

first_img18 March 2015Contemporary South African art proved to be a big seller at a Strauss & Co auction held on Monday night in Cape Town.The sale achieved a total of R50-million with a value sell-through rate of over 84%, once again the highest in the current market, the auctioneer said in a statement.A popular work by Ed Young of Emeritus Archbishop Tutu swinging from a chandelier sold for R852 600, far exceeding pre-sale estimates of between R450 000 and R550 000.The sculpture depicts a flying Tutu, smiling as he holds on to a chandelier. The sculpture was commissioned in 2010 by the Institute for Democracy in SA (Idasa). The Arch was sold to a private buyer after Idasa closed in 2013.Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu jokes with artist Ed Young at the unveiling of “The Arch” at Idasa in 2010 (Image: Idasa/Flickr.com)  In a preview of the sale, Strauss & Co wrote on its website: “Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Mpilo Tutu, the first black Anglican archbishop of Cape Town, well known for his steadfast and unapologetic public voice, is also celebrated for his good humour. Upon seeing Ed Young’s super-realist sculpture depicting a likeness of him swinging from a chandelier, Tutu laughed and pulled a fist at the work’s creator. ‘I’ll send you bad dreams,’ he told Young.”The top-selling work was Schmerzensmann III, an extraordinary sculpture by Dutch artist Berlinde De Bruyckere that fetched R3 410 400. De Bruyckere was the solo artist in the Belgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, curated by South African author JM Coetzee, Strauss & Co said.The work comprises “a pale, attenuated figure made from epoxy and wax and hung from the apex of an iron column sourced from a decommissioned 19th-century station. Conceived as a powerful reflection on humanity, it evokes images of war – particularly of World War I fought largely on Belgian soil – as much as of recent atrocities,” the auctioneers say on their website.A world record was reached for a Robert Hodgins work J’accuse, which sold for R2,5-million, more than double its pre-sale estimate. His Porn King sold for a little under R910 000.Vladimir Tretchikoff’s Zulu Maiden fetched almost R3,2-million, while William Kentridge’s Head sold for R1,48-million.JH Pierneef’s Wild Pear Trees, which had a pre-sale estimate of R600 000 to R900 000, sold for more than R2-million; and The Maluti Mountains, depicting the mountains around Ficksburg in the Free State, sold for over R1,8-million.His Storm Clouds and Trees, a charming landscape painted in 1928 using casein, a milk-based binding agent, sold for R704 816. A fast-drying material casein demands certainty, Strauss & Co says on its website: “Characterised by their notational brushstrokes and impressionistic use of colour, Pierneef’s casein works are a benchmark of his intuition and assuredness as a painter.”Stokerij (Paarl) and Cape Kitchen, two paintings by Pieter Hugo Naude, fetched over R204 000 and R341 000 respectively.A Sailing Barge on a Canal, a work by Maggie Laubser, one of South Africa’s most well known expressionists, sold for R250 096.“The auction proved that great art, well presented, will always achieve great results,” Strauss & Co said.The top 10 lots, according to Strauss & Co, were:Berlinde De Bruyckere; Schmerzensmann III R3 410 400Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff; Zulu MaidenR3 183 040Wolf Kibel; Portrait of the Artist’s Son R2 955 680Robert Griffiths Hodgins; J’accuse R2 500 960Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; Wild Pear Trees R2 046 240Jacob Hendrik Pierneef; The Maluti Mountains R1 818 880Alexis Preller; Mapogga Wedding R1 477 840William Joseph Kentridge; Head R1 477 840Robert Griffiths Hodgins; The Porn King R909 440Ed Young; Arch R852 600SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

The decision to expand or sell

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest The beef industry has certainly experienced a bit of an economic “roller coaster” over the past few years. The historically high prices for all classes of beef cattle during 2014 and the first half of 2015 encouraged an expansion phase to begin. As beef cattle prices have moderated over the past year, expansion has continued but at a slower pace. The outlook for beef cattle prices for the next several years still remains positive. The current beef economy has created an interesting dynamic where you can hear producers debating the merits of expanding their herds and also merchandising females.Depending on your situation, the current beef economic climate provides a unique opportunity for both buyers and sellers of breeding cattle. Both groups can take advantage of this situation by participating in the upcoming Ohio Cattlemen’s Association fourth annual Replacement Female Sale on Friday evening, Nov. 25. The sale will be held at the Muskingum Livestock facility in Zanesville and will start at 6 p.m.The 2016 Ohio Cattlemen’s Association Replacement Female Sale will provide an opportunity for both buyers and sellers to meet the need for quality replacements in the state. Consignments may include cow-calf pairs, bred cows and bred heifers. Females must be under the age of five as of Jan. 1, 2017 and may be of registered or commercial background. Bred females must be bred to a bull with known EPD’s and calves at side of cows must be sired by a bull with known EPD’s. Pregnancy status must be verified by an accredited veterinarian through traditional palpation, ultrasound or by blood testing through a professional laboratory. Analysis must be performed within 60 days of sale. Consignments will also be fulfilling specific health and identification requirements.I have heard much speculation about the price prospects for bred replacement females for the fall sale season. While I certainly do not possess a crystal ball to give me an insight on future prices, I do believe that we will see solid demand for quality bred heifers and young bred cows. I do believe that the increase in numbers of the nation’s cow herd will allow buyers to be more discriminating and discount lesser quality females. The best data I can provide you for planning purposes is from the first three Ohio Cattlemen’s Association’s Replacement Female Sales. The average selling price for females in the sales is as follows: 2013 — $1,812, 2014 — $2,598, and 2015 — $2,374.Consignments for the sale are due to the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association by October 1, 2016. Sale information can be obtained by contacting the Ohio Cattlemen’s Association at (614) 873-6736 or at their web site located at www.ohiocattle.org . If you have any questions about the sale, you can call me at my office at (740) 289-2071, Extension #242 or contact me by e-mail at grimes.1@osu.edu. Please consider this sale as an option for both buyers and sellers to help contribute to the improvement of Ohio’s beef cow herd.last_img read more

Crowdflower and Gambit: Is this Child Labor for Virtual Goods?

first_imgA Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… Just this week a MediaPost article discussed how the Iconix Brand Group agreed to pay $250,000 after advertising to children without parental consent. While you wouldn’t normally associate brands like Candies shoes or Bongo denim with kids, Iconix collected birth date and user information from under 13-year-olds associated with these companies. Targeting newsletters and advertising to these users was enough to raise questions with the Federal Trade Commission. It will be interesting to see how Gambit and Crowdflower will balance the issue of parental consent amongst this younger labor force. Can we classify this as child labor if only virtual goods are involved?Some of the tasks listed for casual gamers include tagging images and video clips, classifying text and finding business contact information. While others might argue that the web-task barter system is akin to earning one’s allowance, the fact that children could be scraping the web to help businesses advertise to us seems somewhat exploitative. While it’s too early to say how this program will pan out, there’s no doubt that Crowdflower and Gambit will have to walk a fine line to keep this program ethical. Photo Credit: Jim Sneedon Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… dana oshiro Tags:#start#startups 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Related Posts While Crowdflower has forged some amazing partnerships in the past, including a deal with Samasource to launch a training program for Kenyan refugees, the company’s latest partnership has a somewhat questionable benefit statement. Crowdflower and Gambit are offering sponsored promotions for gamers to earn virtual currency via cloud-based labor. While the program sounds like a great idea, the pitch we received specified that promotions would help “monetize younger users”. It will be interesting to see how parents react to these promotions. In order to protect their kids, many parents seek out age-appropriate web content like ReadWriteWeb’s list of kid-friendly resources. Others opt for tools like CYBERsitter that offer parental controls over web filtering software. While most of these tools protect against worst-case-scenarios, few protect against invasive advertising or remote labor offers. last_img read more

2018 was a landmark year for BJP, women in Northeast

first_imgThe Bharatiya Janata Party expanded its footprint across the Northeast in 2018 by forming coalition governments in Manipur, Nagaland and Tripura. But a regional party, Mizo National Front, struck the final blow in Mizoram to make the region “Congress-free”.The year was also the best and the worst for women in the Northeast. Assam’s sprinter Hima Das made history for Indian athletics by striking gold in the 400m at the World U-20 Athletics championship in Finland and Manipur pugilist M.C. Mary Kom created a world record at 35 by winning her sixth gold at the World Women Boxing championship. Assam’s Rima Das became a household name when her low-budget film Village Rockstars got the best national film award and was nominated as India’s entry for the Oscars in the best foreign films category.On the flip side, Meghalaya-based activists Agnes Kharshiing and Amita Sangma battled for life after members of alleged coal mafia assaulted them for following and documenting illegally stacked coal and coal-laden trucks. The assault on them and a mishap in an illegal mine at Ksan in the State’s East Jaintia Hills district a month later put the spotlight on an unholy nexus that encourages coal mine owners – many of them lawmakers – flout an April 2014 ban by NGT on ‘rat-hole’ mining with impunity.At least 13 miners – survivors of the mishap caused by flooding of the 350ft deep mine claimed there are 17 – trapped are feared dead. A renewed effort to rescue them or recover their bodies resumed on Sunday after initial attempts failed.NRC, Citizenship BillThe issue that hogged the headlines was that of exercise to update the National Register of Citizens in Assam and the Narendra Modi government’s bid to pass the Citizenship (Amendment) Bill, 2016, that seeks to legitimise the stay of non-Muslims who migrated from Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan till December 2014 due to alleged religious persecution.The defining moment of the NRC exercise began past the midnight of December 31, 2017, with the publication of the first draft that accommodated 1.39 crore out of the 3.29 crore applicants. The complete draft was released on July 31 with the names of 40.07 lakh people left out of the list. The claims and objections round for the excluded to be back on the list by producing relevant proof of citizenship ends on December 31. This round had begun on September 25.The crowning glory for Assam was the appointment of Ranjan Gogoi, the man at the helm of the Supreme Court-monitored NRC, as the first Chief Justice of the apex court from the Northeast.The BJP, which began its ‘saffron surge’ in the region by winning the Assam elections in 2016, formed the government in Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh in 2017. In March, it swept the Left Front out of Tripura, ended Congress rule in Meghalaya with the help of regional allies, and chose a new regional partner to continue the NDA reign in Nagaland.But the BJP’s gamble on ethnic minorities did not quite come off in Mizoram. The MNF – a member of the BJP-helmed North East Democratic Alliance – ended the 10-year rule of the Congress to return to power.The BJP in Assam saved the blues for the party in Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan to win 41% seats in the panchayat polls. This indicated that the anger in Assam against the Citizenship Bill did not have much impact on the rural electorate.But the Bill was seen as one of the reasons of the perceived resurgence of extremist groups such as the United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent. Security forces blamed the outfit for killing five Hindu Bengalis, seen as beneficiaries of the Bill, in eastern Assam’s Tinsukia district. Connectivity and wildlifeConnectivity in the Northeast came a long way with a slew of highway and railway projects having been sanctioned, undertaken or completed. The highlight was the inauguration of the 4.94 km Bogibeel Bridge, India’s longest rail and road span, across the Brahmaputra river and the construction of the piers of the world’s tallest railway bridge on the Jiribam-Imphal railway line under way.The year also saw hurdles such as land acquisition being removed for Hollongi, the first major civilian airport project in Arunachal Pradesh whose foundation stone is expected to be laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2019.Inland water connectivity too received a boost with two barges carrying 1,233 tonnes of bagged fly ash from Bihar reaching Guwahati’s Pandu port in less than a month to rekindle hope for a transport system that had virtually ended with Partition in 1947. The Centre also signed a protocol with Bangladesh, which will allow Indian ships to access Mongla and Chittagong ports in the neighbouring country.But the expansion of railway and road network has been at a cost – shrinking of space for wildlife leading to train-hits and forcing elephants to seek non-traditional corridors. The resultant man-elephant conflicts have claimed the lives of 67 elephants and 75 humans. The year ended for Assam recording more human deaths due to conflict with animals than natural disasters. Data with the Assam State Disaster Management Authority said floods and landslides killed 53 people in 2018.last_img read more

Injured Venus pulls out from thrid round at Aus Open

first_imgVenus Williams lasted just seven points in her third-round match Friday at the Australian Open, forced to withdraw due to injury from a Grand Slam singles match for the first time in her career.Venus Williams reacts before she withdrew from her third round match against Andrea Petkovic at the Australian Open. APAfter losing the first game to Andrea Petkovic of Germany and trailing in the second, Williams stretched to her right to return a serve, hit the ball and then cried out in pain, clutching toward her stomach on her right side. It was soon clear that she couldn’t continue.”Obviously I just couldn’t play,” Williams said. “I couldn’t move, it was too painful.”Her right thigh was already heavily bandaged from an injury she sustained in the first set of her second-round match Wednesday, when she beat Sandra Zahlavova in three sets. Afterward, Williams said the injury was in her “psoas” muscle, which flexes the hip and spinal column.”The last 48 hours, I just did as much pain management as I could,” she said. “A lot of times when you play, you get that adrenalin and that blocks pain. I just didn’t get enough of that today. I was hoping for some magic that I could recover.”Williams, 30, waved to the Rod Laver Arena crowd and appeared to be on the verge of tears as she walked off the court. Her younger sister, defending champion Serena, didn’t even make it to Melbourne Park because of a foot injury.advertisement”It’s super disappointing because this is just not how I envisioned my Australian Open being,” Venus Williams said. “But I have peace of mind that I really gave more than my best to be out there.””I’m just going to focus obviously on getting healthy and coming back, because I love tennis and I’ve got a lot of great tennis in me. I love my job, so no end in sight.”Petkovic was surprised by the sudden end to the match.”I feel very weird about how the things went,” said Petkovic. “It’s a pity, and I feel very sorry. I just hope she gets better – she’s such a great champion.”Justine Henin departed the tournament a lot sooner than she expected, too, but No. 1-seeded Caroline Wozniacki is still around, providing entertainment on and off the court.Henin, the 2010 finalist, was beaten by two-time Grand Slam winner Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-4, 7-6 (8) in a mild third-round upset, while Roger Federer, Novak Djokovic, Andy Roddick and Maria Sharapova all advanced. Wozniacki provided as much fanfare in her post-match media conference as she did during her 6-4, 6-3 win over Dominika Cibulkova.Pretending to be irritated at being considered “boring” by some critics, she came prepared with a monologue to answer any question that might be asked about the match, and then some.”I always gave the same answers,” Wozniacki said. “I find it quite funny because I always get the same questions, so I’m just going to start with the answer.”What transpired was one of the funniest schticks ever to grace the tiered news conference room under Rod Laver Arena. Once she got the usual match comments out of the way, Wozniacki had a chance to be asked about global warming, her prowess on the piano, the game of cricket and what she’s looking for in a boyfriend.”Hopefully this was a little bit different than usual, and now you can maybe give me some questions that are a little bit more interesting,” the 20-year-old Wozniacki said.Henin and Kuznetsova didn’t have much fun following Wozniacki on the court. Kuznetsova twice had chances to serve out the match but Henin broke her both times.Henin was only weeks into a comeback from a career break from the tour when she lost the final last year to Serena Williams, the third time in four appearances that she’d reached the championship match at Melbourne. Her comeback season was derailed when she injured her right elbow at Wimbledon and didn’t play again in 2010.”There’s no excuse, even if I know I’m not at 100 percent, she was better than me today,” Henin said in remarks translated from French. “I made way too many errors.”It was Henin’s first loss in a major to Kuznetsova, the former French and U.S. Open champion, and her worst run at a Grand Slam event since Wimbledon in 2005.Sharapova, who won the 2008 Australian women’s title, struggled to a 4-6, 6-4, 6-4 win over Julia Goerges of Germany. French Open champion Francesca Schiavone of Italy also won, beating Monica Niculescu of Romania 6-0, 7-6 (2).advertisementNo. 9 Li Na of China, who reached the semifinals last year before losing in two tiebreaker sets to eventual champion Serena Williams, advanced 6-2, 6-1 over Barbora Zahlavova Strycova.Schiavone and Kuznetsova, who will play each other in the fourth round, had what Kuznetsova called a misunderstanding after a Fed Cup match won by Italy over Russia.”We didn’t talk for some time, I didn’t shake her hand,” Kuznetsova said. “So after we spoke in the locker room … we are completely over it. I said sorry or whatever.”Federer was back to his vintage best, beating Xavier Malisse 6-3, 6-3, 6-1. While the defending champion also won in straight sets in his opening-round match against Lukas Lacko, he was extended to five tough sets against Gilles Simon in the second round, a near five-hour match that Federer said he was he relieved to survive.On Friday at Rod Laver Arena, there was no such drama for the second-seeded Swiss star who is chasing his fifth Australian title. It took him 1 hour, 45 minutes to beat Malisse and earn an Open Era-record 57th match win at the Australian Open, breaking Stefan Edberg’s record.”I’m OK today, and I’m happy I was able to come through it,” Federer said. “Surely it’s not the easiest thing to come back after a five-setter, but I managed. I’m sure that another day of rest is going to do me good.”Federer will play Tommy Robredo, who beat Ukraine’s Sergiy Stakhovsky 5-7, 6-2, 6-4, 6-2.Roddick overcame a slow start before powering to victory with 32 aces to beat Robin Haase 2-6, 7-6 (2), 6-2, 6-2. The eighth-seeded Roddick is seeking to win his second Grand Slam nearly seven years after his first – the 2003 U.S. Open.Haase received treatment on for an ankle early in the first set, having it heavily taped after appearing to stumble on a shot. The trainer was back out at the end of the set for Haase, who broke Roddick’s serve twice.The Dutchman, despite the injury, made the shot of the tournament so far, chasing down a Roddick lob and hitting a flick backhand over the net while facing the back of the court. Haase won the point two shots later, only to eventually lose the match.”He was playing great early on,” Roddick conceded. “The biggest thing was just to turn it around in the second set.”Djokovic only had to play one set in the third round to advance. The 2008 Australian Open champion was leading Viktor Troicki 6-2 when his Serbian Davis Cup teammate retired due to a stomach muscle strain. Djokovic will play No. 14 Nicolas Almagro, who beat No. 17 Ivan Ljubicic 6-4, 7-6 (8), 6-3.”It’s not really the way you want to win, especially if you’re playing against one of your best friends,” Djokovic said.Ninth-seeded Fernando Verdasco advanced with a 6-2, 6-4, 6-3 win over Kei Nishikori of Japan and will play Tomas Berdych in the fourth round. The sixth-seeded Berdych beat Richard Gasquet of France 6-2, 7-6 (3), 6-2.advertisementStanislas Wawrinka of Switzerland beat 12th-seeded Gael Monfils 7-6 (4), 6-2, 6-3, breaking the French player in the last game. Warwinka will play Roddick in the fourth round.last_img read more