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Australian Open prize money: How much will the winners make in 2020? Purse, breakdown for field

first_imgThe Australian Open has had equal prize money for the men’s and women’s tournaments since 2001. Since then, the French Open (2006) and Wimbledon (2007) have also made their payouts equal between the men and women, giving all four grand slams equal prize money.Here’s a breakdown of the prize money that will be award at the 2020 Australian Open.MORE: Full TV schedule for Australian OpenWhat is the Australian Open purse for 2020?The 2020 Australian Open purse is $48,839,125 for the men’s and women’s tournaments. It’s an increase of 13.6 percent from last year’s purse. In the modern era, grand slams are where tennis players cement their legacies. It’s also where they make a significant amount of their money for the year, especially for those who don’t have lucrative endorsement deals.The 2020 Australian Open has the tournament’s highest purse of all time, though it still won’t break last year’s U.S. Open for the record of highest-paying tennis tournament ever. How much money does the winner get?The men’s and women’s singles champions will earn approximately $2.83 million each.Last year’s winners, Naomi Osaka and Novak Djokovic, won about $2.82 million.The men’s and women’s doubles champions win $522,705, while the mixed doubles champions win $130,676.Prize money breakdown for Australian Open 2020 SinglesMen’s/women’s doubles (per team)Mixed doubles (per team)Winner$2,833,612$522,705$130,674Runner-up$1,420,245$261,352$68,776Semifinal$715,280$137,554$34,388Quarterfinal$361,079$75,653$16,506Round of 16$206,331$42,641$8,253Round of 32$123,798$26,134$4,298Round of 64$88,034$17,194–Round of 128$61,899—-Australian Open prize money compared to tennis’ Grand SlamsTournamentPurseChampion Payout2020 Australian Open$48,839,125$2,833,6122019 French Open$46,822,000$2,524,0002019 Wimbledon$45,995,000$3,486,0002019 U.S. Open$57,238,700$3,850,000last_img read more

Former Indian cricketer feels this player is our best spin bowler – not R…

first_imgImage Courtesy: PTIAdvertisement 3zg8zwqNBA Finals | Brooklyn VsavjhsWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E5tl6( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) sq0Would you ever consider trying this?😱bvucCan your students do this? 🌚64gRoller skating! Powered by Firework Following the disastrous conclusion of the New Zealand tour- several questions have been raised on the form of the batting order of Team India. On the other hand, the bowlers did a comparatively better job- Ishant Sharma picking a gfive wicket haul, Jasprit Bumrah ending his wicket drought and of course, the triple strike from Ravichandran Ashwin in the first Test at Basin Reserve. The veteran stalwart is revered as one of the greatest spinners in the world, but retired international Dilip Doshi has brought in another name. The former leg spinner believes its not Ashwin, but India’s best spin bowler is Ravindra Jadeja!Advertisement Image Courtesy: PTIJadeja, who is set to return to international duty in the upcoming 3 match One Day International series against South Africa starting tomorrow, was not allowed by BCCI to take part in the currently ongoing Ranji Trophy final between Saurashtra and Bengal.Dilip Doshi, who secured over 100 wickets in his Test cricket career spanning 33 matches, has put his fellow Gujarati all rounder over the rest of his compatriots in the spin bowling department.Advertisement In a recent interview with Times of India, Doshi hailed Jadeja over Ashwin, the latter whom he thinks hasn’t had much improvement in the recent years.“I still think Jadeja is the best spinner in this side. Ashwin has not improved over the years.” Doshi told reporters.Advertisement Since his international debut back in 2009, Jadeja has earned 49 Test and 165 ODI wickets. In the stunning 5-0 T20 win over the Kiwis last month, he earned 4 wickets, and also secured 2 in the ODI series.Ashwin on the other hand, has fallen down the selection order in limited overs cricket, making his last ODI and T20 appearances in 2017. While acknowledging the 33 year old’s composure with the ball, Doshi feels Ashwin hasn’t reached the level he was supposed to.The 72 year old continued: “I agree he (Ashwin) is steady, but I feel he has not improved to a level where he should have been for whatever reason it may be.” Jadeja will join up with the Men in Blue to take on the Proteas in the ODI series starting this Thursday in Dharamshala.Also read-Read the hilarious social media banter between RCB teammates AB de Villiers and Virat Kohli Advertisementlast_img read more

Hunter Stargroth’s dream becomes reality

first_imgPNG Kumuls winger Stargroth Amean is about to achieve a life dream, one he once thought may never happen due to serious injuries.A product of rugby league-mad nation Papua New Guinea – the only country on earth to call rugby league its national sport – Amean has held two lifelong goals. One is to become a doctor. The other is to represent his country in rugby league.This Saturday, one of those dreams comes true, and you’d be a fool to think the University of Papua New Guinea science student won’t make the other a reality.Despite being arguably the most excellently-named man ever to lace on a boot, Amean is many other things.He is a triumph of determination; a heart-warming example of persistence and hard work paying off; he is a science student and future medical student. He has shaken off serious injuries that threatened his playing career.He is also named after an obscure Spanish actor, in case you were wondering.Speaking to NRL.com days before his long-awaited and much-desired Test debut, the 25-year-old fullback or winger spoke frankly of the injuries that put him out of the game for a year and took an emotional toll, as well as of his pride in having achieved one of his life’s goals.”I’ve been chasing this jersey for five years now, to play for PNG,” Amean said, standing on the Pirtek Stadium turf for the captains’ and coaches’ call ahead of this weekend’s Pacific double header at the venue.”It’s an honour to represent my family and my countrymen back in PNG. It’s a big privilege for me. They really love it there, it’s the national sport in PNG so to represent my country is a big deal.”Amean – who played for the PNG Hunters in Queensland’s Intrust Super Cup last season – said Hunters players are recognised in their homeland the same way NRL stars are here, with the kids who follow the game knowing all the players by name.”We’re well known back in PNG, all the boys, all the kids growing up, they know all the boys. Individually, the names and everything, just like the NRL boys here, back in PNG is the same with Hunters,” he said.He spoke of his struggle to come back from two serious ankle injuries through several changes of scenery over the past five years.”I’d been playing for the local comp back in PNG, the Digicel Cup. I made my debut with Hela Wigmen and then in 2012 I went to join the Port Moresby Vipers and then I dislocated both my ankles.”And that puts a hell of a full stop on a rugby league career. Those injuries happened a season apart and would present a huge hurdle for any young man to return from.”I dislocated my right ankle in 2011 so when I was running in 2012 I was putting all the weight on my left leg. Then when I dislocated my left ankle I couldn’t use both my legs, so I stayed out of the game in 2013 and concentrated on my recovery,” he said.”In 2013 I was out. I couldn’t run, or even walk a long distance.”It was a challenging time and Amean said he turned to his faith for help in healing both physically and mentally.”I went to see the physios but they couldn’t help me out; I couldn’t walk. So I went to this pastor who prayed for me and it got better.”In 2014 and I came back and played for the Vipers and then in 2015 I made my debut for the Hunters. Then this year, I came back, played for the Hunters and now I’m here with the Kumuls.”Amean admits it was “a really tough time emotionally”.”Watching small kids play touch rugby, I really envied them, seeing them running around. My mind told me to run but my feet couldn’t do it. I was really isolated. It was like being paralysed. I couldn’t run. I couldn’t even walk.”One small advantage of such a tough period was being able to focus more on his studies, which have taken a back seat over the past two seasons as his footy career has been resurrected.”Last year and this year with the Hunters I haven’t concentrated on school a lot, I’ve concentrated on the game so I’m thinking of going back next year for the following year to complete my schooling. I’m thinking of picking up medicine. I’ve got one year in science before I stream to medicine,” he said.”Growing up, I had a couple of goals in life and this is one of them – representing my country. The other one is doing medicine. Now I’m achieving one of them I look forward to the next one.”I want to achieve everything that I can in this lifetime.”And we couldn’t finish up without asking him how he came to have such a memorable name.”Stargroth?” he laughed.”When my mum was young, during her teenage years she used to admire a Spanish actor whose name was Stargroth. She said when she has her first born baby boy she would call him Stargroth so that’s how I got it.”NRL.com has scoured the internet with little success for evidence of this actor but it’s probably fitting that the man simply called “Star” by his teammates is the only Stargroth anyone in this neck of the woods has ever heard of. You’ll be hearing a bit more of him no doubt.last_img read more

8 Berbice ambulance drivers trained as First Responders

first_imgThe emergency response services for Berbice received a welcomed boost on Friday as eight ambulance drivers in the region completed emergency medical response training at the New Amsterdam Hospital.Recipients of the training exercise being taught the proper way of administering CPRSpeaking with the Department of Public information (DPI), Chief Emergency Medical Trainer for the Guyana Medical Emergency Services, Nandaram Datt said the training is part of the government’s plan to enhance the emergency response department within the Ministry of Pub-lic Health.Datt noted that often times doctors or nurses responding to a scene may require assistance and, in most cases, the drivers are present and willing to assist, but due to lack of basic training they sometimes do more harm than good. As such, the decision was taken to train drivers on the basics so that if the need arises, they can be as effective as first responders.The drivers put into practice how to correctly lift an injured personThe drivers were trained in basic life support and how to perform Cardiopulmonary resuscita-tion (CPR), how to handle a patient that may be choking, bleeding control and the proper pro-cedures for splinting a broken bone, in addition to protocols for securing and moving injured persons.Datt said the response from the drivers was overwhelming and he was pleasantly surprised at their enthusiasm and commitment to the training. Prior to the training, the drivers did not have any medical training as they were employed mainly based on their driving experience.The training was the first of many such planned for a 5-year period to cover the entire Guyana. The first phase which is currently ongoing is based in Georgetown while the 2nd phase will see the services branching out across the country based on the density of the population, until the entire length and breadth of Guyana is covered.last_img read more

Weary Tridents face Patriots at Warner Park

first_imgHero Caribbean Premier League…With a nil – 5 record on their home soil, the Barbados Tridents started this year’s Hero Caribbean Premier League (CPL) with a bang, but lost momentum before the half-way mark, and never quite regained their stride.Patriots vs Stars in their last encounterThey still sit at the bottom of the table, and have had dashed their hopes of qualifying for the playoffs, while the St Kitts and Nevis Patriots secured their spot in the playoffs with a 7-wicket victory over the Jamaica Tallawahs.Tridents will now need to play for pride when they take on the Patriots in their penultimate match of the prelims at Warner Park in Basseterre, St Kitts from 18:00hrs.Martin Guptill will need to step-up his game, as it has been heart-breaking to watch the burly New Zealand batsman produce below-par averages in back-to-back seasons of the CPL. Thus far, he has produced a total of five single-digit scores in the last seven games, with a batting average of 16.57.Hashim Amla, who was one of the big signings, looked good in the previous game against the Stars with 35 before being run out, but has performed poorly this season, as he, too, has fallen short of expectations, averaging 13.80.For a seasoned player like Dwayne Smith, his season would have been expected to go two ways; but, sadly, it has gone the wrong way, with him scoring only one 50 and averaging 21.14 for the Tridents.To make matters worse, an abdominal strain has prematurely ended the classy right-handed batsman Steve Smith’s campaign, leaving a big hole in the Tridents’ middle order.Shai Hope has impressed with the bat, averaging 37.28 for most of the tournament; and he is expected to impress in the Tridents’ last two games.However, one aspect that hasn’t been a letdown for the Tridents in this year’s CPL is the Pakistani pace duo of Mohammad Irfan and Wahab Riaz. In the tournament so far, it has been a joy to watch Irfan bowl — the towering pacer demonstrating what is the true meaning of pace bowling by exploiting plenty of pace and bounce out of these Caribbean wickets. He now has 8 wickets to his name, and the best bowling figures in the world: 2-1.Barbados must win their remaining two games if they want to avoid finishing last at the end of this season.At this stage of the tournament, the Patriots will be frantically trying to establish the best possible XI to try and take them to the title in the CPL 2018 tournament. With inclusion of the experienced South African domestic cricketer Rassie van der Dussen, the Patriots have finally been allowed to part ways with Tom Cooper, who has had a horrendous season with the bat, averaging an even 9.With the Patriots securing their spot in the playoffs, there is no doubt that Gayle and van der Dussen will play major roles in their playoffs campaign.With Elvin Lewis and Anton Devcich having their own troubles with the willow, it is impossible to deny the amount of depth the Patriots possess in their line-up. With Gayle, Van Der Dussen and Lewis at the top of the order; followed by a variety of all-rounders such as Mahmudullah, Ben Cutting, Devcich and Carlos Braithwaite, and attacking wicketkeeper-batsman Devon Thomas, Patriots don’t have a lot to do with the ball, since they hold a major advantage over the opposition.Though Patriots haven’t dropped off in their bowling, they can always rely on the experience of Australian all-rounder Cutting, who has been a fantastic pace option, bagging 10 wickets in the tournament; and Braithwaite, who hasn’t been required to do much with the bat, but has chipped in with the ball, like Cutting.The sturdy Sheldon Cottrell will continue to lead the Patriots’ bowling attack ahead of the playoffs, as he has claimed 9 wickets and still looms as a major threat with the new ball.last_img read more

Liverpool to cooperate if FA probes Firmino-Holgate spat

first_img0Shares0000Members of the crowd help Liverpool’s Brazilian midfielder Roberto Firmino back onto the pitch after he was pushed by Everton’s English defender Mason Holgate during an FA Cup third round match at Anfield © AFP / Paul ELLISLIVERPOOL, United Kingdom, Jan 6 – Liverpool say they will cooperate with any probe arising out of an incident between forward Roberto Firmino and Everton’s Mason Holgate during the Reds’ 2-1 FA Cup win at Anfield on Friday.The pair were involved in an angry exchange after the Toffees defender pushed the Brazilian into the front row of the Main Stand and words were exchanged that left the Everton player incensed. Referee Bobby Madley is expected to refer to the flashpoint in his match report to the Football Association and Liverpool have said they will assist in any way they can should further investigation be required.“The club and player will fully cooperate with the relevant authorities to ensure the facts are established in a thorough manner if deemed necessary or requested,” said a Liverpool spokesman.“While that process is ongoing we will not be making any further comment.”Everton manager Sam Allardyce was asked in his post-match press conference whether the incident was sparked by an alleged racist comment and said: “I’m telling you nothing until whatever systems are used to find out exactly what happened and what didn’t happen.“I’m here to talk about football, not about controversial incidents. I only want to talk about football.“Anything else outside of that that happens has to be dealt with by the authorities.”Asked whether he has spoken to Holgate, Allardyce added: “I wouldn’t tell anybody in this press conference because it is not about that for me.“That is in the other areas of the football club so I’ve left that with the director of football (Steve Walsh) and said, ‘sort that out’.”Walsh was seen in discussion with Everton’s media team in the Anfield tunnel after Allardyce’s press conference but the club have yet to make a comment.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp refused to be drawn on the issue.“I only heard about something but I can’t say anything about it because so far I couldn’t speak to anybody and I think, from now on, first of all the club will answer,” he said.“I don’t really know anything about it. I misjudged the situation obviously completely, because I thought it was about a Holgate foul.”Soon after the final whistle Holgate deleted his Twitter account.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Done deal! Chelsea confirm signing of £17m defender

first_img1 Chelsea have completed the signing of Baba Abdul-Rahman, it has been announced.The Blues have been chasing the defender all summer, set to be a replacement for the departed Filipe Luis, and the move has finally been sealed.The left-back has put pen to paper on a five-year contract, rumoured to be worth around £20million after the two teams agreed a £17million fee for his services.Rahman Baba spent only one season with Augsburg after joining from SpVgg Greuther Furth last summer.He played 31 Bundesliga matches and claimed four assists during the campaign and will now battle with Cesar Azpilicueta for a starting role. Baba Abdul-Rahman last_img

COUNCIL TO BE QUIZZED ON TRAFFIC SURVEY OVER LIGHTS DEBACLE

first_imgLetterkenny Town Council is to be quizzed over its planning on the controversial new traffic lights at the LYIT.The new lights at the LYIT in Letterkenny.The installation of the lights has caused serious tailbacks in the town at certain times since they were turned on two weeks ago.Now local councillor Gerry McMonagle is to ask the council if a traffic survey was done before the lights were put up outside the college on the Port Road. Cllr McMonagle said there is no question the lights have led to traffic tailbacks at vital times during the day.“The evidence is there for all to see – since the lights went on there has been a serious traffic build-up in the town at vital times including morning, lunch and tea time when people are going home.“There is obviously an issue with the sequencing of the lights and they may need to be looked at to try and sort this out,” he said.The Sinn Fein councillor said he is merely asking the question as to what traffic survey, if any, was carried out by the council to see the impact of the lights. “I have to say I am not aware that any survey was done – perhaps there was.“If there was, I would like to know what the results were because it is obvious there are problems with the lights at the moment,” he said.  COUNCIL TO BE QUIZZED ON TRAFFIC SURVEY OVER LIGHTS DEBACLE was last modified: October 14th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:LYITtraffic lightstraffic surveylast_img read more

MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH

first_imgOne man has been removed to Letterkenny General Hospital this afternoon following a two car crash just outside Dungloe.The smash happened on the Sheskinarone road at Meenmore East just after 2pm.Emergency services including Gardai, fire crew and ambulance attended. It is thought the injured man, the driver of one of the vehicles, is not seriously injured. MAN RUSHED TO HOSPITAL AFTER CRASH was last modified: July 31st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

TEACHER TURNED DOWN FOR NANNY JOB BECAUSE DONEGAL ACCENT TOO STRONG

first_imgDD EXCLUSIVE: A young woman has been turned down for a nanny’s job in Russia after being told her Donegal accent was too strong.Former Rose of Tralee finalist Grainne Boyle, who holds a Masters in Education, applied for the job through the prestigious Bonne International Nanny Agency in London.The 25 year old completed a Skype interview last week and was told she had more than adequate qualifications for the position in Moscow. However Grainne, from Gartan, was turned down because her Irish accent was too strong.The Special Needs teacher, who was the Dubai Rose of Tralee in the 2011 Contest, admits she is maddened by the outcome considering she previously worked in Russia.“I am amused but I am also a little maddened by it all. I don’t think accent is an issue as it has been proven that children pick up their accents from their peers and not their teachers,” she told Donegal Daily.The Recruitment Manager at the Bonne International Nanny Agency on famous Harley Street said families are all after nannies with “BBC English.” “Unfortunately accent is probably the first criteria by which families choose candidates. Everyone is after BBC English.“We have employed a few people from Ireland this last year, but due to the strong Irish accent I have had to turn down more people than I would have liked to,” admitted agency boss Anna Gremitskikh.In a letter to Grainne, Ms Gremitskikh admitted that her CV and interview were great but that they could not move forward.“I’m sure you understand that as an agency we are tied to what requirements the families set us and so it is often quite frustrating for us to turn down candidates who are perfectly good except for this one aspect,” she added while admitting Grainne had a “fantastic CV.”The young Donegal woman was told that unfortunately she will not be considered for any nanny positions with the Bonne Agency around the world because of her strong accent. However, Grainne, the daughter of Grace and James Boyle, said she understood the company had been recruiting in Dublin earlier this year.A triathlete and former Donegal Sports Star winner, Grainne’s mum Grace is the former Donegal GAA County Treasurer and dad James was a former Donegal County Council engineer.She added “I don’t know anybody west of the Irish Sea with the so-called BBC accent“I’m proud of my Donegal accent and I don’t think I’ll be changing it. “I’m annoyed but more amused. I don’t think it will stop me getting a job but I do think it is a little short-sighted.“But the agency knows their clients best and they have to keep them happy,” she laughed.TEACHER TURNED DOWN FOR NANNY JOB BECAUSE DONEGAL ACCENT TOO STRONG was last modified: March 22nd, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Bonne INternational Nanny Agencydonegal accentGrainne BoyleRose of TraleeRussialast_img read more