Kirk Herbstreit Names The Best Student Section In College Football

first_imgA photo of Kirk Herbstreit on ESPN.The College GameDay crew is in Happy Valley for the day’s best college football game: Ohio State travels to Penn State in a battle of Big Ten foes. Ahead of the contest, Kirk Herbstreit heaped some hefty praise on the Nittany Lions.And no, we’re not talking about the team. We’re talking about the fans.Herbe called Penn State’s Whiteout Game the best “atmosphere in college football” earlier this week. But that’s not all.The College GameDay analyst also thinks Penn State has the best student section in college football. Here’s what he had to say about Penn State and its fans.A special message from @KirkHerbstreit to the best student section in all of College Football!#WeAre— Penn State Football (@PennStateFball) September 28, 2018Ohio State and Penn State kick off on Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. ET. The game will be broadcast on ABC.Stay tuned.last_img read more

French Open: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams knocked out after 3rd round losses

first_img Associated Press ParisJune 1, 2019UPDATED: June 2, 2019 00:02 IST French Open 2019: Naomi Osaka suffered a shock straight-set defeat in the third round on Saturday (AP Photo)HIGHLIGHTSTop seed Osaka lost was stunned 6-4, 6-2 by Katerina SiniakovaThe loss ends Osaka’s run of 16 straight wins in Grand SlamsLater in the day, Serena Williams also suffered a shock defeatThis was one deficit too big to overcome for Naomi Osaka, whose Grand Slam winning streak is over.The No. 1-ranked Osaka couldn’t muster a comeback after falling way behind yet again at the French Open, losing 6-4, 6-2 in the third round to No. 42 Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic on Saturday.Also, later in the day Serena Williams also suffered a surprise 6-2 7-5 defeat by compatriot Sofia Kenin in the third round of the French Open.Williams, a 23-times Grand Slam singles champion, has finished runner-up at two of the last three majors but has been unable to add to her tally since returning to the sport following the birth of her first child in 2017.Kenin, 20, who reached the last 16 at Roland Garros for the first time, will now face Australian eighth seed Ashleigh Barty.”I just feel like there has been a weight on me, kind of,” said Osaka, who was seeded No. 1 at a major tournament for the first time.She had won her past 16 matches at majors, allowing her to lift the trophies at the U.S. Open last September and Australian Open in January. That run also included two victories at Roland Garros after trailing by a set and a break each time.”I could see,” Siniakova said, “that she’s not so confident like she was.”First win over a World No.1. First time into the R16 at a Slam. @K_Siniakova | #RG19 (@rolandgarros) June 1, 2019Osaka tired and was dealing with a headacheadvertisementBut Osaka said Saturday that she felt tired and was dealing with a headache.Her mounting mistakes just kept accumulating against Siniakova, who never had reached the fourth round in singles in 18 previous Slam appearances. She is better known for her doubles success, winning championships at the French Open and Wimbledon last year and topping the rankings.She is the first woman ranked No. 1 in doubles to defeat the singles No. 1 in more than 30 years, according to the WTA: The last occasion was when Martina Navratilova beat Steffi Graf at the 1987 U.S. Open.”I mean, it’s incredible. It’s amazing. It’s the thing I couldn’t believe,” said Siniakova, who will face 2017 U.S. Open runner-up Madison Keys next. “It was my best tennis.”It decidedly was not Osaka’s, who quickly gathered her things and headed to the Court Suzanne Lenglen locker room when the lopsided match was finished.She wound up with a hard-to-believe 38 unforced errors; Siniakova made only 13.And Osaka, so good lately at the biggest moments on her sport’s biggest stages, wasn’t able to come up with the goods on the hottest day of the tournament so far, with the temperature topping 80 degrees (approaching 30 Celsius).One key statistic: Osaka compiled seven break points in the first set but failed to convert a single one. She was 0 for 4 on break chances when Siniakova served out that set, then never managed to earn one in the second.Clay has never been Osaka’s best surface. Her power game is served better by the speed of hard courts, in particular. That’s why she still has not made it to the round of 16 at the French Open.Was overthinking the Calendar Slam: OsakaThe first tennis player from Japan to be ranked No. 1 thought she was better suited to contend this time and spoke about eyeing a third consecutive major title – and moving halfway to a true Grand Slam.”It’s weird, but I think me losing is probably the best thing that could have happened. I think I was overthinking this calendar Slam. For me, this is something that I have wanted to do forever,” Osaka said.”But I think I have to think about it like: If it was that easy, everyone would have done it. I just have to keep training hard and put myself in a position again to do it, hopefully.”After going just 9-11 on clay over her career until this season, she was 9-1 in 2019 until Saturday’s setback.The loss ends Osaka’s run of 16 straight wins in Grand Slam tournaments, which included titles at the U.S. Open and Australian Open.Osaka’s exit, a day after No. 2 Karolina Pliskova lost, leaves defending champion Simona Halep, at No. 3, as the highest-seeded woman remaining. Halep needed only 55 minutes to get to the fourth round with a 6-2, 6-1 victory over No. 27 Lesia Tsurenko.Keys, a semifinalist in Paris a year ago, advanced by beating qualifier Anna Blinkova 6-3, 6-7 (5), 6-4.Also Read | French Open: Djokovic eases into fourth round with straight-set winAlso See:advertisementFor sports news, updates, live scores and cricket fixtures, log on to Like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter for Sports news, scores and updates.Get real-time alerts and all the news on your phone with the all-new India Today app. Download from Post your comment Do You Like This Story? Awesome! Now share the story Too bad. Tell us what you didn’t like in the comments Posted byAkshay Ramesh Tags :Follow French Open 2019Follow Naomi OsakaFollow Katerina SiniakovaFollow Roland Garros Next French Open: Naomi Osaka, Serena Williams knocked out after 3rd round lossesTop seed and world number one Naomi Osaka suffered a straight-set defeat world number 42 Katerina Siniakova in their third-round match at Roland Garros on Saturday. Later, Serena Williams was also knocked out.advertisementlast_img read more