Family comes together to raise money for MS research

first_img“When you find out that your wife is sick and there’s no cure, all you hope for is some miracle to give life to the person you love,” said Ramiro, who also will walk next weekend to raise money to fight MS. Multiple sclerosis is a chronic, inflammatory disease that strikes the central nervous system. Its symptoms include pain, visual problems, muscle weakness and difficulties with coordination and speech, among others. Moreno said her mother’s case was severe. “Just when we thought there was no possible way for her to get worse, the disease found some way to surprise us,” she recalled. Years later, when she learned about the MS Walk through a former employer, Moreno decided the fundraiser would be the perfect tribute to the woman whose family knew her as a devoted and hard-working mother and wife. WHITTIER – Fighting multiple sclerosis is a family affair for Rebecca Moreno and her relatives. Moreno, 45, of Whittier has spent the past 11 years recruiting family members to volunteer for the National Multiple Sclerosis Society’s annual MS Walk on April 14 at UC Irvine. This year, Moreno’s team, Aurora’s Legacy, is made up of 28 members of her family. They will walk in memory of her mother, Aurora Legaspi, who died of MS in 1974 at the age of 43. Her widower, Ramiro Legaspi, 81, said Aurora was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1972, at a time when medical experts were still in the learning stages about the disease. Now family members from Whittier, Pasadena, San Dimas and as far away as Chula Vista come together each year to walk in the fundraiser. “It’s like a big family reunion,” said Moreno’s son, Michael Moreno, 19. Evan Ramirez, 9, Moreno’s nephew, first participated in the walk when he was still in the womb. His mother, Julie Ramirez, walked while pregnant with him. “The first time I did it, I thought it was just for exercise,” he said. “Then I started really getting into it, and now I understand why we do it.” This year, more than 4,000 volunteers are expected at the MS Walk, organizers said. Moreno said her family hopes to raise at least $1,000 through sponsorships. “When we first started, there was a good amount of people walking,” said Ramiro Legaspi. “The sickness has spread out so much that the support they get is also growing.” (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3024last_img read more

Croatia’s Vida escapes ban over pro-Ukraine celebration

first_imgCroatia will play England in the semi-final on Wednesday and some Russian officials had called on football governing body FIFA to take tough disciplinary measures.The ponytailed 29-year-old shouted “Glory to Ukraine!” in a video posted by former Croatia international Ognjen Vukojevic shortly after the dramatic finale in Sochi.Vida used to play for Ukrainian club Dynamo Kiev. Vukojevic also played for the club and now works for them as a scout.FIFA said it had studied the video and decided to issue a warning to Vida but not take any further measures.“We can confirm that FIFA’s disciplinary committee has sent a warning to the player Domagoj Vida due to his video statement,” a spokesman told AFP.“Glory to Ukraine!” was a slogan of the former Soviet republic’s pro-EU revolution that toppled a Russian-backed president in 2014.The revolt was condemned as illegal by Moscow and sparked a crisis in relations between the two neighbouring states.It was followed by Russia’s annexation of Ukraine’s Crimea peninsula and a pro-Kremlin separatist war in eastern Ukraine that has claimed more than 10,000 lives.Vukojevic added in the video: “This victory is for Dynamo (Kiev) and for Ukraine! Croatia onwards!”The clip was picked up by Russian state media and drew condemnation from some officials.“Such actions should be punished,” parliament’s sports committee member Dmitry Svishchyov told the RIA Novosti state news agency.“Political, nationalist and racist slogans are not welcome at the World Cup.”Vida issued a statement distributed by Croatia’s football federation after the FIFA ruling calling the entire incident a misunderstanding.“I regret that some media representatives have interpreted our communication in such a manner,” he said.“It was definitely no political message, but a simple thank you for all the support from Ukraine, where Vukojevic and I spent a number of years.”He had earlier told Russian media that the message was “just a joke”.Croatia’s football federation added that the players’ message was “intended for their friends in Ukraine”.“Nonetheless, the Croatian football federation has pointed out to both Vida and Vukojevic, as well as all other internationals, to refrain from any messages that could be politically interpreted in the future,” it said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Croatia defender Domagoj Vida dedicated his country’s win over World Cup hosts Russia in the quarter-finals to Ukraine © AFP / Kirill KUDRYAVTSEVMOSCOW, Russian Federation, Jul 8 – Croatia defender Domagoj Vida escaped a FIFA ban on Sunday after posting a clip dedicating his country’s victory over Russia in the World Cup quarter-final to Ukraine.Vida scored an extra-time goal and one of Croatia’s penalties in a 4-3 shootout win over the World Cup hosts in Sochi on Saturday.last_img read more

Council OKs newsletter

first_imgMONTEBELLO – The city will be mailing a newsletter that could leave it open to legal risk after a 3-2 vote by the council, officials said. About a dozen people attended a special council meeting Tuesday morning called by Mayor Norma Lopez-Reid to discuss behind closed doors the mass mailing of a city-funded newsletter, Montebello Today, with the names of council members printed on it. “There’s nothing time-sensitive in it to stop us from mailing it until after the election,” said Councilman Bill Molinari, who along with Councilwoman Rosie Vasquez voted against sending it this week. “The timing only matters to those who are running for re-election,” he said during a meeting that had heated exchanges between some of its members. “They are taking the risk only because it’s a political advantage for them,” Molinari said. Vasquez said city officials, specifically Lopez-Reid, have been warned in the past about bulk mailings. “You do not need to implicate me,” Lopez-Reid said, raising her voice as the two women tried to talk over each other. Molinari said the California Fair Political Practices Commission told the city it violated the bulk-mailing law in 1999 when Lopez-Reid signed a mailer sent to senior citizens about the Dial-A-Ride program. Molinari said it cost more than the $1,000 limit on bulk mailings that are endorsed by elected officials and paid for with city funds. Also, the number of mailings went beyond a 199 limit. “These candidates are desperate,” Vasquez said. “How low can you be to use taxpayers’ money to get elected?” Last published in 2004, Montebello Today is paid for by Montebello Tomorrow Inc., a nonprofit corporation founded in the 1970s to help publicize city activities. Interim City Administrator Randy Narramore said the council approved a newsletter in August 2006 and that it was paid for before his arrival in April. “There’s been a push for it to be completed and mailed since I got here,” he said. The cost of the newsletter is about $12,000, Molinari said. The funds for Montebello Tomorrow come from the city and its Redevelopment Agency, officials said. The newsletter, which is four pages and in full color, was delivered to the post office Tuesday afternoon, Narramore said. About 20,000 will be mailed to residents. Members of the public were split on the mailing being sent on the eve of the election. “To be denied information about the city for any reason is a violation of our rights,” said Jacqueline Carr. Steve Stokes said the newsletter was a political tool being used by the incumbents. “If this information is so important, it will still be after the election,” he said. The rest of the candidates for City Council – Giuseppe “Joe” Veneziano, Robert Urteaga, Kathy Salazar and Leo Rodriguez – were also on hand. They thought the mailer should be sent after the election so there could be no misrepresentation about its motivation. (562) 698-0955, Ext. 3028160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Lopez-Reid and Councilman Bob Bagwell, who are the incumbents in the Nov. 8 election race, and Councilman Jeff Siccama, who is mired in a Dec. 18 recall election, voted in favor of the glossy mailers being sent immediately. “The city attorney gave us his opinion, and it’s each council member’s right to make our own decision,” Siccama said. Molinari said City Attorney Arnoldo Beltran in the one-hour closed session advised them that the mailer opens Montebello up to potential litigation. Vasquez confirmed that, saying, “The attorney was explicit that we will be at risk.” Beltran said he was unable to speak about what he told the council behind closed doors. last_img read more


first_imgOur reserves made it two wins out of two following a 1-16 to 1-09 win over Dungloe in Towney on Saturday evening, our seniors and reserves travel to Gaoth Dobhair this Saturday in the first “star” match of the season, reserves are on at 5:30pm and seniors at 7pm,Donegal Best of luck to Paddy, Ryan, Eoin, Mark and Stephen and the Donegal senior side in the league semi-final this weekend, commiserations to the county Under 21s who lost out to Tyrone in the Ulster semis on Wednesday, Conor Doherty and Stephen McBrearty got the goals while Andrew McClean also played, Aodhain McGinley was on the bench.UnderageOur Minors play Naomh Columba this Wednesday at 5:30pm in Towney, while out Under 14s are home also to Naomh Columba on Friday evening at 6:30pm, the Under 14s had a good 8-10 to 6-05 win away to Naomh Brid/Pettigo last week.Gaelic4Girls Gaelic4girls starts this Thursday in Towney from 6-7pm, it for girls from 8-12 years and a sample of a training session for girls with their coaches It introduces girls to football in a fun environment and participants get a G4G T shirt and certificate on complication. Cost of the programme is €8 for the 12 weeks. For more information contact Caroline at 087-2696803.Top of FormClub GearWe now have a selection of Club gear on sale in Áislann Chill Chartha.Club Membership Thanks to all who paid up their Club membership for 2016 before the deadline we had a brilliant response!Club App We have now 213 members mark on our FREE mobile app if you would like to sign up just follow these steps to download your free team App for CLG Chill Chartha.On your phone or iPad go to the app store 2. Search for Team App 3. Install Team App to your phone 4. Search for CLG Chill Chartha 5. Log in and register for the CLG Chill Chartha Club app. 6. You will receive an email notification when you are added you to the system.LottoThere was no winner of the Club Lotto Jackpot so next week’s Jackpot is €4,000 this week’s numbers were: 3, 11, 21 and 26 winners were: €50 Orán Doogan, Bavin €30 Cormac O’Leime, Bavin €20 Conor O’Donnell, Castlecarn and Marie Cunningham, Chapel Gate, Carrick.Club Bingo Jackpot now €6,850! There was no winner of our Club Bingo so next week’s Jackpot is now €6,850 on 45 numbers. This Sunday’s winners were €150 Anna Byrne (Teelin), €110 Joan Ellis, €80 Roisin McBrearty, Glenda Dolan, €70 Ethna Byrne, Bernard Shovlin, Fionnula Hegarty, Kathleen Keeney, Mary McCloskey, Patricia Cunningham and Kathleen Gallagher.For the latest news visit our website you can also follow us on Facebook and Twitter at and @KilcarGAAGAA NEWS: KILCAR RESERVES EARN FINE WIN OVER DUNGLOE was last modified: April 4th, 2016 by Mark ForkerShare 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:GAAkilcarSportlast_img read more

Never too early to pick ’em

first_img Early salivation here over Sweet Symphony. The 3-year-old filly, owned by George Steinbrenner, had a Yankees sort of day when she ran fourth in the Beldame. But the previously unbeaten daughter of A.P. Indy deserves a second shot at elders Ashado, Happy Ticket and Society Selection and a chance to finish October better than the Boss’s ballclub. Sprint You waste time and money trying to beat Lost in the Fog. People say the 10-for-10 sprinter from the San Francisco Bay Area hasn’t beaten anybody. Look at the Sprint’s depleted hopefuls list, even with Roman Ruler’s expected addition, and tell me who is this “anybody” he hasn’t beaten. Juvenile Stevie Wonderboy, one of the lesser properties of Merv Griffin, has been resting since winning the Del Mar Futurity on Sept. 7. And he’s got a stretch-running style that seems to be effective in the Breeders’ Cup’s 2-year-old males race. While Stevie Wonderboy has been lounging with trainer Doug O’Neill, likely Juvenile favorites First Samurai and Henny Hughes were running 1-2 in an extraordinarily hard-paced Champagne Stakes. And it has been 10 years since a New York-prepped horse won the Juvenile. Juvenile Fillies So far, hard to see past Folklore, the 14-length winner of the Matron last month. The daughter of two-time Classic winner Tiznow can put a happy ending on the season for California owners Bob and Beverly Lewis, who lost the $1.9 million colt What a Song to a breakdown at Del Mar. Anybody else intrigued by Mystery Girl, the Del Mar Debutante runner-up? Turf First or second in seven of eight starts. A winner from on and off the pace. Steady improvement as a 3-year-old. English Channel even sounds like one of the Europeans that have dominated the 1-mile grass race. He just happens to be a thoroughly American colt trained by U.S. money leader Todd Pletcher. With Arc de Triomphe winner Hurricane Run sidelined, the Euro contingent is a little less intimidating. Mile Hard to shout about him when you can’t pronounce his name, but the horse is Leroidesanimaux. Eight wins in a row, from Arcadia to Toronto, give trainer Bobby Frankel the horse to frustrate the Euros in the 1-mile grass race. Filly & Mare Turf If the horse most worth watching on Breeders’ Cup Day isn’t Lost in the Fog, in the Sprint, then it’s Ouija Board, in the Mile. The English filly can join the short list of Breeders’ Cup repeat winners after skipping past the best Americans at Lone Star in 2004. She hasn’t raced much this year – but she went to the Breeders’ Cup off a 2-month break last year. Anyway, a few possibilities – and probabilities – to consider while sharpening the handicapping pencil for Oct. 29. Kevin Modesti is a Daily News columnist. His horse racing column appears on Friday. He can be reached at OAK TREE LEADERS Through Wednesday JockeysWins Garrett Gomez17 Pat Valenzuela12 Martin Pedroza11 Alex Solis9 Jon Court8 TrainersWins John Sadler7 Jeff Mullins6 Bob Baffert4 Jack Carava4 (Six tied)3 ON THE STAKES SCHEDULE Oak Tree at Santa Anita Saturday $150,000 Oak Tree Derby, 3-year-olds, 1 miles (turf) Sunday $100,000 Ramser Handicap, 3-year-old fillies, 1 mile (turf) Keeneland Saturday $500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup, 3-year-old fillies, 1 miles (turf) A WEEK AT THE RACES Oak Tree’s weekend stakes are led by the Oak Tree Derby, with Will O Wisp going for his fifth win in six starts since joining Vladimir Cerin’s barn. Phone Trick, the one-time Hollywood Park 6-furlong track-record holder and sire of champions Favorite Trick and Phone Chatter, has died at age 23 in New York state. Phone Trick, trained and partly owned by Richard Mandella, was 9 for 10 when an injury before the 1986 Breeders’ Cup forced the colt’s retirement. Jockey Rene Douglas, without an agent after Bob Meldahl switched to Corey Nakatani over the weekend, indicated he will consider leaving California. A longtime Chicago and Florida rider, Douglas led the Hollywood Park standings last fall. Laffit Pincay, the Oak Tree meet’s all-time leading rider with 671 victories, will be honored between races Saturday. It will be the first time Pincay is honored at Santa Anita since he suffered a career-ending injury there in 2003. Fans will receive a documentary DVD, “Laffit, All About Winning,” narrated by Kevin Costner. – Kevin Modesti 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWalnut’s Malik Khouzam voted Southern California Boys Athlete of the Week Rock Hard Ten looks better with each re-examination of the prospects for the $4 million main event of Breeders’ Cup Day. The Santa Anita Handicap winner had a perfect prep in the Goodwood Handicap, which was to be expected since he’s trained by Breeders’ Cup master Richard Mandella. Afleet Alex is out of the way, his handlers declaring this week that the Preakness and Belmont stakes winner will miss the Classic because his early-summer ankle injury hasn’t healed all the way. His presence might have reduced the nation’s richest horse race to a coin flip – heads he’s fit to win, tails he’s not. Saint Liam? Borrego? Flower Alley? They’ve got to overcome the shockingly bad history of New York-prepped horses in the Classic – in all of the Breeders’ Cup’s main-track races for older horses, actually. New York products have won seven Classics, but they’ve also been beaten favorites 14 times. And the trend has held up even when the race is held at a New York track. Distaff The Breeders’ Cup races, at Belmont Park this time, are 15 days away. The fields won’t be set for another week and a half. The whole convoluted entry process won’t begin until Wednesday. What, so a guy can’t have a few opinions already? center_img For your consideration as you start handicapping: Classic last_img read more

Laser imaging firm on the engraving edge

first_imgBUSINESS NAME: Creative Laser Images BUSINESS ADDRESS: 18543 Devonshire St., Suite 223, Northridge PHONE: (818) 700-9511 WEB SITE: AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals OWNER: Charles Fichera ESTABLISHED: September NUMBER OF EMPLOYEES: One DESCRIBE YOUR BUSINESS: We do custom engraving limited only by your imagination. We laser-engrave on marble, granite, travertine, wood, glass, stone, metal and plastic. You give us photo or artwork, and we’ll do the rest. IS THIS YOUR FIRST BUSINESS? No WHY DID YOU START THIS BUSINESS? It was something new and exciting, and it could be done in conjunction with my construction company. WHERE DID YOU GET THE IDEA? A trade show in Las Vegas. HOW LONG WAS IT FROM CONCEPT TO OPENING? Six months WHAT DID YOU DO DURING THAT TIME? Researched the equipment and marketing capabilities and visited people already in business. WHAT WERE YOUR STARTUP COSTS AND HOW DID YOU FINANCE THE BUSINESS? I leased the machine. Personal investment startup was $20,000. WHO DID YOU RELY ON FOR ADVICE? Other people with similar machines, business associates, our CPA and friends. WHAT HADN’T YOU CONSIDERED BEFORE OPENING? The fact that the concept is so new it’s hard to get out the word. I.e, how do we advertise in the Yellow Pages? WHAT IS YOUR EXPECTED REVENUE THIS YEAR? $7,000 WHAT GOALS DO YOU HAVE FOR THE COMPANY? We would like to grow this company into a nationally franchised operation. To be considered for a small-business profile, you should have fewer than 10 employees and be locally based. For a free profile questionnaire, call (818) 713-3699.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Glitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special

first_imgStudents from Coláiste Ailigh celebrated their prom on Thursday last – with plenty of glitz and glam on display.The night of fun made for a great occasion in the Castle Grove Country House Hotel in Letterkenny.Clive Wasson was in attendance to capture some of the best moments. The class of 2019 at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonDiarmaid O’Cathal and Cara McNulty at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonAmber Hegarty and Sean Devenney at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonClaire McGettigan and Airlaigh McGinely at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonRonan McGeehan and Lauren Hall at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFriends together at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonFun poses at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGirls having a ball at the Coláiste Ailigh Prom in Castle Grove Country House Hotel on Thursday last. Photo Clive WassonGlitz and glam at Coláiste Ailigh prom – Picture Special was last modified: August 25th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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

Buster Posey’s effectiveness a pressing matter for Giants

first_imgCLICK HERE if you are having a problem viewing the photos on a mobile deviceSCOTTSDALE, Ariz.–The next time the Giants have an off day, they’ll fly to San Diego in preparation for their season-opening, four-game series against the Padres.There’s still plenty to sort out over the next eight days and a number of roster spots that remain up for grabs.The Giants have unsettled competitions in the outfield and the bullpen as well as a desire to add an additional bat to the roster at the end of …last_img read more

Letran snaps 3-game skid, holds off Arellano

first_imgPhoto by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netLetran arrested its three-game losing skid after coming away with an 84-73 victory against Arellano in the NCAA Season 93 men’s basketball tournament Tuesday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan.“At least we broke the record and we’re able to get back in the winning column,” said Letran coach Jeff Napa, who celebrated his 37th birthday with the Knights earning its sixth win in 12 outingsADVERTISEMENT Trump to designate Mexican drug cartels as terrorist groups Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next ‘A complete lie:’ Drilon refutes ‘blabbermouth’ Salo’s claims MOST READ Argentine bishop appears at court hearing on abuse charges Sports prodigy and Skechers performance ambassador, Lauren Lim is set to conquer the Chicago Marathoncenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. JP Calvo buried 20 points on 4-of-6 shooting from three, including the dagger from the right wing with 17.4 seconds that finally douses the Chiefs fiery rally late.Calvo also had five rebounds, five assists, and a steal in the huge win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games openingBong Quinto also shone with 20 markers, 10 boards, and two assists, while Rey Nambatac got 14 points, eight rebounds, and two dimes.Letran lost A 16-point lead, 58-42, in the third quarter as Arellano cut the deficit to just six, 79-73, after a Rence Alcoriza layup with 39.7 seconds left. Winter storm threatens to scramble Thanksgiving travel plans LETRAN 84 – Calvo 20, Quinto 20, Nambatac 14, Balanza 8, Mandreza 8, Gedaria 4, Vacaro 4, Taladua 4, Balagasay 2, Bernabe 0.ARELLANO 73 – Salado 23, Alcoriza 10, Flores 7, Dela Cruz 7, Meca 6, Taywan 6, Canete 5, Concepcion 3, Abanes 3, Nicholls 2, Villoria 1, Enriquez 0.Quarters: 26-20, 45-36, 68-59, 84-73. Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim Ethel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ No more menthol cigarettes: New ban on tobacco, vape flavors Unfortunately for the Chiefs, Marwin Taywan was called for an unsportsmanlike foul during an inbound play on the other end that resulted to a Nambatac free throw and the game-sealing triple by Calvo.“This is an important win for us because we’re all close at three to six. A lot of things can happen. At least, we took care of business now and we executed our game plan,” said Napa.Kent Salado fought valiantly for the skidding Chiefs and finished with 23 points, five rebounds, four assists, and two steals, while Alcoriza had 10 in the defeat.Arellano dropped back to eighth place with a 4-8 card.The scores:ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

Nick Kyrgios to meet David Goffin in Japan Open final

first_imgSixth seed Nick Kyrgios battered Gael Monfils 6-4 6-4 and David Goffin outlasted Marin Cilic 7-5 6-4 on Saturday to advance to the Japan Open final in Tokyo.Australian Kyrgios, who captured his first two ATP titles this year, is yet to drop a set in the tournament and he overpowered the French second seed in one hour 30 minutes.”It was an unbelievable match, we both played very well. The crowd loved it and we both had a lot of fun out there. Not many people on tour can hit the type of shots Gael can,” Kyrgios told the ATP website.”He’s an unbelievable entertainer and athlete. We play different games. I rely on my serve more, but I want to work to become as athletic as he is and also be an entertainer like him.”Belgian Goffin, who will play his first ATP final of the season on Sunday, trailed 5-3 in the opening set, but he broke back and won the next four games against Croatian Cilic, the 2014 U.S. Open champion.”I didn’t play my best tennis at the beginning of the week, but match by match I was able to find my rhythm,” Goffin said.”I was looking to play the ball deep with pace, since it was not easy to generate angles when I’m trying to return his serve. In the second set, especially, I was winning many points hitting down the middle as he got more tired.”last_img read more