Colombia midfielder Quintero to miss Copa America

first_imgBuenos Aires: Colombia international midfielder Juan Fernando Quintero is set to miss this year’s Copa America after suffering a serious knee injury while playing for Argentina’s River Plate.The 26-year-old was forced off the pitch just before the hour mark on Sunday after his left knee buckled under a challenge from Jorge Figal in River’s 3-0 home victory over Independiente in the Superliga Argentina, reports Xinhua news agency.Scans showed the former Porto and Rennes playmaker sustained a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, River said in a brief statement.The news is a major blow to both River Plate and Colombia.Quintero, scorer of River’s decisive extra-time goal in a 3-1 win against arch-rivals Boca Juniors in the Copa Libertadores final last December, will miss the remainder of the Superliga Argentina season and the Recopa Sudamericana, scheduled for May 22 and 29.He will also miss the Copa America, to be played in Brazil from June 14 to July 7. Colombia has been drawn in the same group as Argentina, Paraguay and Qatar for the continental tournament. IANS Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Other Sports India Open Badminton to be held in Indra Gandhi Stadium for first time

first_img“Historically India has registered good results in this tournament and I am confident our players will repeat the feat this year too; especially playing at a new and historic venue like Indira Gandhi Stadium,” BAI President Himanta Biswa Sarma said.The tournament has evolved a long way since its inception in 2008. The first three editions of the India Open, then a Grand Prix Gold level tournament of the BWF tournament structure were hosted in Hyderabad. It was upgraded later to a BWF Superseries Tournament in 2011 and since then India Open is part of the World Tour and hosted at the National Capital.With the Olympic Qualification starting later this year; this year’s India Open will see a host of top players from world badminton trying to amass as many ranking points possible to guarantee a direct entry for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: India Open will have a new address this time with Indira Gandhi International Stadium (IGI) set to host the ninth edition of the World Tour Super 500 badminton tournament from March 26 to 31. After eight successful years, the USD 350,000 tournament will return for its ninth edition with the best names in the business descending on the capital for the event.This marque tournament was previously held at the Siri Fort Sports Complex for the last seven years. The Indira Gandhi International Stadium (IGI) in the past has hosted landmark sports events like the 1982 Asian Games and recently, the AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. All the matches will be played at the K.D Jadhav Indoor Hall located within the IGI stadium. highlights India Open will have a new address this time with Indira Gandhi International Stadium.The tournament was incarnated in the year 2008.The next Olympics will be played in Tokyo in 2020. last_img read more

Volleyball team takes talents to Indiana

first_imgMATTHEW KUTZ/Herald PhotoOver the past two weekends, the UW volleyball team has enjoyed some good-looking victories, going 5-0 in the comfortable surroundings of the UW Field House.Now, the Badgers (10-1, 2-0 Big Ten) are out to prove themselves as road warriors.”It’s always tough going on the road, because we don’t have our faithful fans in front of us cheering us on,” outside hitter and co-captain Sheila Shaw said. “We have to find it within ourselves and find our own fire, and try to block out the other fans.”Wisconsin, which moved up two spots in the NCAA rankings to No. 8 after home wins over No. 5 Minnesota and Iowa, will have to do just that when they play No. 19 Purdue Friday and Illinois Saturday.”We would love to go into those gyms and come out with two wins. That’s obviously our goal,” head coach Pete Waite said. “I want to see our kids step up to the challenge and answer to every great rally or good play our opponents make. Their crowds are going to be going nuts, so if we can silence some crowds, we’re going [to] be doing pretty well.”Both the Boilermakers (11-2, 0-2) and the Fighting Illini (10-3, 1-1) have the potential to knock off the Badgers. UW went down to both squads on the road in 2004.”Last year, we had some really bad games at Purdue and Illinois,” libero Jocelyn Wack said. “We just want to go out there and prove that last year was just a fluke and this year, we’re bigger and better and ready to compete.”Recently, the Badgers’ success has been due in large part to having a balanced team.While Wack, who takes a 42-match double-digit digs streak into the weekend, is UW’s main defensive threat, there have been hefty contributions from outside hitter Maria Carlini and defensive specialists Amanda Berkley and Megan Mills.”We did a lot of work in the preseason having everybody make a move to get to the ball,” Wack said. “We’ve been working really hard on the whole team playing defense together, and I think [this season] we’ve really shown that we’re doing that.”There has been a major transition in the passing game, of late. The Badgers have been implementing a two-setter system, with Jackie Simpson and Katie Lorenzen splitting time on the court.”I think it’s awesome having two setters that can run the offense really well,” Simpson said. “It keeps the opponents on their toes, they don’t really know what to expect.”And then there is, of course, the balance of the hitting game. Wisconsin, as they have for most of the season, enters the weekend boasting five players with at least 2.5 kills per game, led by Audra Jeffers with 3.73 per game.”When our passing and defensive games are [working], it’s really easy to get our hitters going and get our setter to distribute the ball to any of her options,” Shaw said.Purdue knows a little something about balanced offenses. Led by 6-foot-4 freshman Danita Merlau at 3.25 kills per game, the Boilermakers also have five players with 2.5 kills per game, and another at 2.48.”Like us, Purdue has a lot of balance,” Waite said. “They have got a number of people that they will go to offensively. They’ve even got two freshmen who are pretty key in their offense.”Waite added that the No. 19 Boilermakers have been underrated in the NCAA polls.”Purdue is better than their ranking,” he said. “They just haven’t gotten a lot of credit early, because their early season schedule didn’t match them up against any great teams that they could beat, but they’re very strong, especially at home.”Illinois, despite having multiple attacking options, centers its offense around senior hitter Rachel VanMeter, who is averaging almost six kills a game.”VanMeter definitely gets about twice as many attempts as the rest of her team, and she is scoring well, so we’ll have to watch out for her,” Waite said.With thrilling victories at home fresh in mind, the Wisconsin players are hitting the road confident about their chances to add to their lead in the Big Ten standings.”I think whenever you’re on a big winning streak and you’re beating some awesome teams, you’re always going to get more confidence with wins,” Shaw said. “It’s really good for us because the more confident we are, the better we’re going to play.”last_img read more

Scouting Pittsburgh with Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill

first_img Published on October 5, 2012 at 2:58 am Contact Ryne: The Syracuse defense will face a tough task on Friday against Pittsburgh. The Panthers rank second in the Big East in scoring, averaging 29.2 points per game. They have displayed a balanced offensive attack in the last two weeks, defeating Virginia Tech 35-17 and Gardner Webb 55-10. Star running back Ray Graham is getting closer to full health after undergoing surgery to repair a torn ACL in the offseason, and freshman Rushel Shell has already emerged as an impressive weapon in the backfield, rushing for 157 yards against the Hokies. Meanwhile, senior quarterback Tino Sunseri, who has endured an up-and-down career, has been sharp in the pocket. He has thrown for eight touchdowns and just two interceptions while completing 67.2 percent of his passes.The Daily Orange caught up with Syracuse linebacker Marquis Spruill to break down the Orange’s matchup with the Panthers on Friday night and gauge the mentality of the team after a disappointing 1-3 start.The Daily Orange: Coming off the bye, with the 1-3 start, what has the atmosphere been like around the team? How have you focused to ready for this game?Marquis Spruill: We watched film. We made the corrections that we needed to make. We’re working on getting better every day. The losses, we can do nothing but learn from them, so we learn from them, flush them, we focus on the next opponent that we have.The D.O.: Coach Marrone has talked about penalties and other areas to improve during the bye. What did the team specifically work and focus on?AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMS: I would say all the areas on film that we’ve been struggling that we’ve tried to make those a big emphasis in practice this week — whether it be trying to force turnovers, trying to prevent turnovers, prevent penalties, the whole nine.The D.O.: Improving tackling has been one thing Marrone has mentioned. How important will that be going against a team with a running game like Pittsburgh’s?MS: Tackling’s going to be very important, very crucial in the game. They have a great tailback in Ray Graham. We work on hitting drills every day but this past bye week, we got to practice (tackling) a little bit more than usual and I think it’s helped out.The D.O.: Ray Graham’s been a great player in the conference for a while. How is the team preparing and what is it like getting ready for a player like him?MS: He’s a great player. He has good feet, nice moves. He has good vision for a tailback. But we just have to play our defense like we’ve been doing thus far.The D.O.: Pittsburgh quarterback Tino Sunseri has also played well in the last two games to lead his team to wins. What does the defense expect from him after watching film this week?MS: It’s the same thing as Ray Graham. We just got to play our game, read our keys, break on balls. Hopefully we get some turnovers. If not, three-and-outs, things like that.The D.O.: What is the key for the team to come out with a win Friday night?MS: The key for us is everybody has to do their job. You can’t be scared. You can’t hesitate to make moves. You got to just do it and if you’re wrong, at least you’re doing it at 100 miles an hour, just do it and hopefully your teammates out there, they’ll fix you. Everybody, we just got to play, play like we know we can.The D.O.: Has there been any hesitation in the losses that you guys have noticed, and how do you get that aggressive mentality even if you might not be doing the right thing at all times?MS: Yeah, I’ve seen minor hesitation from certain players, but you know it’s things that the coaches point out and tell us as a group and things we fix in practice. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Schneidman: Why Tyler Lydon should be used more

first_img Published on December 16, 2015 at 12:13 pm Against St. John’s, Lydon played 34 minutes, even with Cooney’s 34 and Richardson’s 35. His lack of touches wasn’t abnormal. Through 10 games, he’s only been used on 13.7 percent of the possessions he’s been on the court for, according to KenPom. A player is “used” on a possession if their actions end a possession, including making a shot, missing one that’s rebounded by the defense or turning the ball over. Lydon’s percentage is eighth-highest on a team where just six players see more than 20 percent of a game’s minutes on average.Syracuse has proven scorers in Gbinije and Cooney. The ball should be in Gbinije’s hands as much as it is since he’s been SU’s only consistent offensive game-changer. But Cooney and Richardson, two players who’ve taken at least 25 more 3-pointers than 2-point shots this season, are forcing SU to depend too much on the deep ball when both have shown an ability to convert at the rim.Gbinije said after Saturday’s loss that Syracuse needs to attack the rim more if shots aren’t falling. Lydon is the only one of four SU players who takes a substantial amount of 3s to have taken more shots inside the arc than outside. He’s also the team’s best foul shooter. Yet, against St. John’s at Madison Square Garden, others insisted on taking more bombs from beyond the NBA 3-point line.“The one thing that’s great about Malachi and Trevor,” Hopkins said, “is that when they’re missing shots they think they’re making the next ones.”But Richardson never made the next one. And neither did Cooney. Lydon’s only long ball gave Syracuse a 25-24 lead with 5:09 left in the first half. It was SU’s last lead of the game.Lydon is playing 32.5 minutes per game and has taken over Coleman’s duties at center. That isn’t likely to change. Per KenPom, Lydon is playing as Syracuse’s center 55.4 percent of the time over the past five games.Still, the versatile big man takes only 14.5 percent of SU’s shots when he’s in. That too ranks eighth on Syracuse, last of all the players who’ve seen sufficient time to qualify for the category.It’s fun when Syracuse jacks up around 30 3s in a game, but it’s not fun for Syracuse when only five go in. The Orange doesn’t have a low-post threat like Rakeem Christmas, so the only other option is to create from inside the arc but outside of post-ups. Lydon has been the most efficient at doing so of the SU players who most often have the ball in their hands in the area.He’s also proven to be a close second behind Gbinije as Syracuse’s most versatile offensive weapon. But the ball wasn’t in his hands as Syracuse’s offense flat-lined on Saturday. It needs to be if the Orange doesn’t want that again. Comments NEW YORK – Tyler Lydon sat inches from Trevor Cooney in Syracuse’s locker room, his chair partially engulfed in the semi-circle of reporters around the senior. A couple feet to the left was Malachi Richardson, isolated in a corner while reporters asked about his dismal shooting day in SU’s 12-point loss to St. John’s. Lydon occasionally glanced to his right, able to clearly hear each question asked to Cooney, cameras only in the freshman’s face about 10 minutes into the Orange’s open locker room period.Like the 40 minutes prior, Richardson and Cooney got more attention.Thirty-two total shots. Seven makes. Nineteen from behind the arc. A lone ball to go through the hoop. Lydon only took six shots inside the arc and two 3-pointers against the Red Storm, making half of each. Through 10 games, he’s shooting 50 percent from 3 and 51.4 percent on two-pointers, both second on the team behind Michael Gbinije. Yet Lydon has only taken 11 percent of Syracuse’s shots behind the arc and 12 percent of the ones inside it.Mike Hopkins said Syracuse will live and die by the 3-pointer and it was the latter on Saturday. But to diversify an offense that’s already one-dimensional, Lydon should get the ball more.“I thought Malachi and Trevor, we got some good looks we just didn’t knock them down,” Hopkins, SU’s interim head coach, said after Saturday’s loss, “and that’s kind of been the storyline of this season.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJessica Sheldon | Staff Photographercenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Students arrested following social media threats at Miami Springs Middle School

first_imgThe Miami-Dade Schools Police Department (MDSPD), in collaboration with the Miami-Dade Police Department Homeland Security Bureau and the United States Secret Service Miami Electronic Crimes Task Force, successfully ended their five-day investigation into recent social media threats against Miami Springs Middle School. Two students, ages 13 and 14, were arrested on Friday. Multiple threats to kill or injure The investigation began when MDSPD was notified of threats made against the school. Officers followed up on leads, examined forensic evidence, and secured confessions from both individuals. Both students were charged with disruption of a school function and multiple counts of written threats to kill or do bodily injury. They were transported to the Juvenile Assessment Center (JAC) for processing.See something, say somethingMDSPD is dedicated to providing a safe and secure learning environment for all students. They champion the See Something, Say Something program, which encourages students, staff, parents and the community to report possible threats of any kind. In addition, they employ a zero-tolerance stance when dealing with cyberthreats or any other threat to its school community. Any perceived threat is thoroughly investigated.For the most up-to-date information please download the Dadeschools mobile app to your iPhone or Android device. Follow MDCPS on Twitter at @mdcps and @miamisup, and on Facebook at MiamiSchools and Alberto Carvalho.last_img read more

Blue Jays’ Vladimir Guerrero Jr. swings just like his dad, golfs home run

first_imgWhere have we seen a bad ball hitter with absurd power before?— Sporting News MLB (@sn_mlb) August 17, 2019For reference, here’s the elder Guerrero singling on a pitch that bounced:The younger Guerrero is putting up first-year numbers about as impressive as those of his father, too. He’s up to 14 home runs in 92 games. His dad hit 11 home runs in 90 games in his rookie season.MORE: New Astros starter Aaron Sanchez takes step back During his playing career, Hall of Fame outfielder Vladimir Guerrero became known around baseball as someone capable of hitting pitches in any location a long way. There weren’t spots opposing hurlers could feel comfortable targeting.So fans could be forgiven Friday if they felt a tinge of nostalgia watching Vladimir Guerrero Jr. turn on an offering low and inside for a home run. The Blue Jays rookie looked a lot like his dad. The Blue Jays, of course, are loaded with sons of former MLB stars. In addition to Guerrero, they have Cavan Biggio, son of Craig Biggio, and Bo Bichette, son of Dante Bichette.Guerrero celebrated his latest home run with Biggio.And then Young Guerrero posed for a fake pic by Young Biggio.— Ryan Fagan (@ryanfagan) August 17, 2019While Toronto is not a contender this season and may not be next season, its young offensive core offers hope things will turn around soon.last_img read more

Wellington Council approves Susan Portrait Studio Improvement District plan on 312 N. Plum

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Thank you for your input. +7 Vote up Vote down John · 353 weeks ago Congratulations Susan. YOU GO GIRL! Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago -8 Vote up Vote down Frosty · 353 weeks ago Why would the city fund something that isn’t aboslutely vital to the survival of a business. Why would she not comment on why she was moving? Why should the taxpayers be represented inappropriately? A photography studio is a luxury service not a necessity to city life and infrascructure. Sign me up I would like a loan Gus Collins. Report Reply 1 reply · active 353 weeks ago -4 Vote up Vote down Stupid In Business · 353 weeks ago Boy am I stupid. When I expanded my business I went to a local bank and barrowed money from them. Didn’t realize the city was in the money loaning business, could have gotten myself a new parking lot too. Live and learn! Report Reply 3 replies · active 353 weeks ago -3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 353 weeks ago “I was going to leave it as a gravel parking lot,” she said. “But Gus told me if I was going to move the business into this area, it should be concrete.” Should be concrete, or “must” be concrete? Big difference in politician speak. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down anonymous · 353 weeks ago Glad to hear some council members rise “against the machine.” This is exactly why we elected them. Drastic change requires drastic measures. Its time for paradigm shift. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +30 Vote up Vote down smile & don’t hate · 353 weeks ago Wow people and you wonder why our tax base is shrinking. Its because of all the negative people in this town. She is paying the money back with intrest. Susan has done a number of things for people in this community and will continue to do so. If we can help her and help Wellington so be it. Why does everyone have to worry about it. Why do we criticize every new idea or plan the council has. Your ugliness does not represent wellington. Congrats susan and good luck. Nice job city council. We need to attract more business to Wellington. Report Reply 3 replies · active 353 weeks ago +23 Vote up Vote down jayhawks5476 83p · 353 weeks ago When are people in the town of Wellington going to wake up and realize that if you don’t want the town to dry up and blow away there needs to be less bureaucracy for all types of businesses – mom and pop stores, manufacturing and anything else that might express an interest? If this town doesn’t become more progressive and business-friendly, all that will be left are the negative ones wringing their hands, wondering what happened to their town. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down notlla · 353 weeks ago What kind of interest does ,, The new Wellington City Bank, pay on saving accounts. Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down not dead yet!!! · 353 weeks ago This is just one of the many reasons I’m considering pulling up my lifetime roots in Wellington and moving on. As it’s been stated above, this town is going to dry up and blow away. We can’t continue to sit on our backsides complaining about what’s being done or not being done and expect any type of growth or improvement in this community. Why does it really matter how long she’s being allowed to pay back this money being extended to her to improve her business…IMPROVE being the key word there, the fact of the matter is she’s paying it back and that’s really all we need to know. We are all encouraged to shop local, but who is going to want to do so if improvements aren’t continually being made when we live 30 minutes away from Wichita and rest assured those big businesses are continually changing to keep their shoppers interested and coming back. The walls could be falling down around the folks of Wellington and we would fail to see a need to improve as long as there was still one brick in place. Thankfully we seem to have a city council that obviously sees a need for change and has a shred of common sense about them… Report Reply 0 replies · active 353 weeks ago +4 Vote up Vote down not dead yet!!! · 353 weeks ago To target Gus is ridiculous…he was simply doing his job by conveying the message that there would be additional work needing to be done and giving Susan options to be able to afford this, it’s not like he pulled his checkbook out of his back pocket and wrote her the check himself!!! Wake up folks, with the negative attitudes being portrayed on this feed alone, we will definately be the cause of our own demise. Report Reply 2 replies · active 353 weeks ago 12Next » Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Susan Treft has owned Susan’s Portrait Studio since the 1990s and has run a successful photography studio on Lincoln Street in Wellington for over two decades.However for reasons Treft does not want to get into, she decided in 2012 to move her business and build a new studio at 321 North Plum, which will be directly north of the Braum’s Ice Cream Store. Her plans are to build a new single level 30×80 square foot studio after tearing down a garage that is currently on the property.Treft admits since starting on the project in January it has been quite a bureaucratic process moving a studio business from one location to the other within the Wellington city limits. However, she is now seeing the light at the end of the bureaucratic tunnel and hopes to have a closing date on Thursday. Treft will start construction on her new studio in the very near future.Tuesday, Treft cleared another hurdle when the council approved by a 6-0 vote to designate her new lot as a “Community Improvement District.”This means the council will build a concrete parking lot not to exceed $18,000. In return, Treft will pay back the loan with interest in 10 equal payments. It is basically a special assessment cost which is similar to those levied on homeowners who are moving into housing developments with new streets and city utilities provided by a municipality.Treft said she has already secured financing from a local financial institution. She also received funding through the South-Central Kansas Economic Development District. She said she never sought funding through the city, but upon meeting with Wellington City Manager Gus Collins, she learned that she needed to construct a concrete parking lot.“I was going to leave it as a gravel parking lot,” she said. “But Gus told me if I was going to move the business into this area, it should be concrete.”Wellington Economic Director Cody Sims said city code requires that all new business have a hard surface parking lot.“So this is how it all came about,” Treft said. “I think there is a misunderstanding from people. I never went out of my way to seek funding from the city.”This is identical to the same agreement with the Gill/Erickson project on U.S. 160 in east Wellington in 2012, Collins said.After the vote was taken, Wellington councilman B.J. Tracy said the city council needs to look into re-evaluating some of the policies it has in place when it comes to start-up businesses in town.“I understand we have to have requirements in place for big corporations with big architectural plans,” Tracy said. “But we aren’t building a K-Mart here. I share (Susan’s) frustration. The city of Wellington may be too prohibitive for mom and pop stores in the process.“Mom and Pop businesses are the foundation of this community.”Council member Vince Wetta echoed his sentiment and said the policies need to be reviewed during a future city council work session.Council member John Brand said the city is improving in its relationships with new businesses.“The city is more progressive and user friendly for new businesses than ever before,” he said.last_img read more

Australian Open 2020 schedule: TV channels, dates, times for every match at Melbourne Park

first_imgThe first grand slam event of the year is nearing its completion.All that’s left in the the men’s and women’s singles draws are the finals. First Round9 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Tuesday, Jan. 21First Round2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Round of 169 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Sunday, Jan. 26Round of 169 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Quarterfinals9 p.m. – 2 a.m., 3 a.m. – 6 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Tuesday, Jan. 28Quarterfinals2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Women’s final3:30 a.m. – 5:30 a.m. (Live)ESPN, ESPN DeportesSaturday, Feb. 1Women’s final8 a.m. – 11 a.m. (Replay)ESPN2 On the women’s side, Garbiñe Muguruza will face No. 14 Sofia Kenin, a battle of first-time Australian Open finalists. Muguruza entered the tournament unseeded but has two Grant Slam championships to her name, having raised the trophy at Roland Garros and Wimbledon. Kenin, a 22-year-old American, hadn’t advanced past the fourth round at a major before this run.No. 2 Novak Djokovic and No. 5 Dominic Thiem will battle it out for the men’s title. The 32-year-old Djokovic is aiming to extend his open-era Australian Open record with an eighth win in Melbourne, and his second in as many years. Thiem, a 26-year-old, has seemed the most likely to upset Djokovic for the past couple of rounds, and he’ll get his chance at a first major title Sunday.Below is the full 2020 Australian Open schedule, with daily TV coverage information and order of play for every round.Australian Open 2020 scheduleIn Australia, the 2020 Australian Open begins Monday, Jan. 20, and has matches every day over the following two weeks, finishing Sunday, Feb. 2. The men’s and women’s tournaments will split for the semifinals Jan. 30 and 31, with the women’s singles final happening Feb. 1 and the men’s Feb. 2. Second Round9 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Thursday, Jan. 23Second Round2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Third Round9 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Saturday, Jan. 25Third Round9 a.m. – Noon (Replay)ESPN2 Round of 169 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Monday, Jan. 27Round of 162 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Third Round9 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Friday, Jan. 24Third Round1 p.m. – 4 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Second Round9 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Wednesday, Jan. 22Second Round2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Men’s semifinal No. 23:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. (Live)ESPN, ESPN DeportesFriday, Jan. 31Men’s semifinal No. 22 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Quarterfinals9 p.m. – 2 a.m., 3:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Wednesday, Jan. 29Quarterfinals2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Due to the time difference, the first matches of the tournament will take place while it is still Sunday, Jan. 19, in the U.S.Below is the round-by-round breakdown of the schedule for both men and women.Australian Open TV channels, live coverageThe Australian Open is broadcast on ESPN, ESPN2 and ESPN+. The tournament is live-streamed on WatchESPN. The ESPN+ broadcasts are single matches and occur throughout the first 10 days of the tournament.DateRoundTime (ET)TV ChannelSunday, Jan. 19First Round7 p.m. – 7 a.m. (Live)ESPN2Monday, Jan. 20First Round2 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN2 Men’s semifinal No. 13:30 a.m. – 6 a.m. (Live)ESPN, ESPN DeportesThursday, Jan. 30Men’s semifinal No. 12 p.m. – 5 p.m. (Replay)ESPN Women’s semifinals10 p.m. – 2 a.m. (Live)ESPN2 Men’s final3:30 a.m. – 6:30 a.m. (Live)ESPN, ESPN DeportesSunday, Feb. 2Men’s final8 a.m. – Noon (Replay)ESPN2Australian Open women’s final live schedule DateMatchupTime (ET)TV ChannelSaturday, Feb. 1Garbiñe Muguruza vs. Sofia Kenin3:30 a.m.ESPN2Australian Open men’s final live scheduleDateMatchupTime (ET)TV ChannelSunday, Feb. 2Novak Djokovic vs. Dominic Thiem3:30 a.m.ESPN2Australian Open women’s semifinal live scheduleDateMatchupTime (ET)TV ChannelWednesday, Jan. 29Ashleigh Barty vs. Sofia Kenin10 p.m.ESPN2Wednesday, Jan. 29Simona Halep vs. Garbiñe Muguruza11:30 p.m.ESPN2Australian Open men’s semifinal live scheduleDateMatchupTime (ET)TV ChannelThursday, Jan. 30Roger Federer vs. Novak Djokovic3:30 a.m.ESPN2Friday, Jan. 31Dominic Thiem vs. Alexander Zverev3:30 a.m.ESPN2last_img read more