* Monica Niculescu are un debut de sezon in forta, dupa o saptamana petrecuta pe terenurile de la Shenzhen (cu calificari cu tot) ajungand in sferturile de finala ale Turneului WTA de 750.000 dolari, dupa ce miercuri a eliminat-o pe Kristyna Pliskova, dupa un meci de 2h24′, incheiat cu 6-7 (2), 6-3, 6-4.

Concentrata pe proba de simplu pentru a-si consolida pozitia in al 12-lea an in Top-100, dovada ca a renuntat la dublu, ea, o dublista atestata, Monica Niculescu a reusit din plin in ce si-a propus, sarind deocamdata pe 87 in clasamentul WTA provizoriu (de pe 99), gratie celor 79 de puncte, la care se adauga premiul, acum asigurat la 13.121 dolari.

In sferturi, joi, Monica Niculescu va juca impotriva chinezoaicei Yafan Wang (nr. 66 la zi), in timp ce cealalta romanca prezenta in aceasta faza, Sorana Cirstea, o va intalni pe americanca Alison Riske, ambele meciuri fiind programate in reuniunea de dupa-amiaza, adica dupa ora 8,00 ora Bucurestiului.

* Dupa 1 an si 3 randuri de selectii eliminatorii, juriul Asociatiei Internationale a Presei Sportive a desemnat Top 3 la AIPS Sport Media Awards, printre merituosii finalisti numarandu-se si un gazetar roman, Dumitru Graur, la categoria Editorialisti.

Presedintele Asociatiei presei sportive din Romania a concurat cu un text aparut in revista APSR, Sport in Romania, “Lacrimile unui vechi comentator/Tears of an old comentator”.

Lucianopreasport, blogul pe care il cititi, a trecut prin doua filtre dure, ajungand in Top 20 si Top 10, dar nu a mai prins acest onorant podium al prestigiosului premiu, pentru care, la cele 8 categorii, s-au inscris 1.273 de ziaristi sportivi din 119 tari de pe tot globul. Nu-i rau pentru o intreprindere individuala, efectuata pro bono si fara niciun sprijin.

Alcatuit din 11 membri ai Comitetului Executiv al AIPS (Mitchell Obi, Zsuzsa Csisztu, Ioannis Daras, Fantaneanu Emanuel, Gianni Merlo, Josef Langer, Joze Zidar, Evelyn Watta, Vicente Dattoli, Hee Don Jung, Charles Camenzuli si Abdolhamid Ahmadi), juriul va desemna ordinea pe 21 ianuarie 2019, la Hotel Beau Rivage din Lausanne, in avanpremiera Congresului al 82-lea al organizatiei mondiale a jurnalistilor.

Iata, ca sa spun, asa, medaliatii la cele 8 categorii, astfel cum au fost comunicate chiar pe site-ul AIPS Media 1924:

PHOTOGRAPHY – SPORT ACTION
ALEXEY FILIPPOV, Fourcade, Sputnik (Russia)
NORBERT SCHMIDT, Mud Fight, Norbert Schmidt Sports Photo (Germany)
VINCENT RIEMERSMA, Skating Shadows, PZC (Netherlands)

PHOTOGRAPHY – PORTFOLIO
ADAM PRETTY, Budapest World Swimming Championships, Getty Images (Germany)
PATRICK B. KRAEMER, Aquatics, Magicpbk/EPA/Keystone (Switzerland)
XU LIU (刘 续), Young gymnasts, Xinhua news agency (China)

WRITING – BEST COLUMN
DUMITRU GRAUR, Tears of an old commentator, Sport in Romania (Romania)
IGOR RABINER, The Athletes or the Slaves? Rabiner Against of Boycotting Olympics, Sport-Express (Russia)
OLIVER BROWN, Gymnast Biles’ abuse scandal is lesson unlearned, The Daily Telegraph (United Kingdom)

WRITING – BEST COLOUR PIECE
ANTJE WINDMANN, Der Mensch im Trikot, DER SPIEGEL (Germany)
CHRISTOF GERTSCH, 9.79 / Der gefallene Star (The fallen star), Das Magazin/Tamedia (Switzerland)
JOSÉ IGNACIO PÉREZ HERNÁNDEZ, “Yo jugué al fútbol en Auschwitz” (“I played football in Auschwitz”), MARCA (Spain)

VIDEO – DOCUMENTARY
DAN GOLDBERG, The Haka, Mint Pictures (Australia)
EMANUELA AUDISIO, 1968 – Sport & Revolution, La7 (Italy)
HE ZHU, The Football Roadmap, CCTV and Beijing SDT Media Co., Ltd (China)

VIDEO – ATHLETE PROFILE
ANTHONY AUDUREAU, Ousmane et la lutte enchantée (Ousmane, Sandguine wrestler), Demain Dakar (France)
EMANUELA AUDISIO, Pelé’s last show, Sky Arte Italy (Italy)
GREGG GROGGEL / PETER BERG, The People’s Fighters: Teofilo Stevenson and the Legend of Cuban Boxing, Olympic Channel (Spain)

AUDIO
AARON KEARNEY, Orchids Bloom, ABC Radio (Australia)
DARIO RICCI, Franco Nones: per tutto l’oro …del fondo (Franco Nones, at walking pace), Radio24 IlSole24Ore (Italy)
PIRMIN STYRNOL, Horst Eckel – Für immer ein Held von Bern (Horst Eckel – Forever a hero of Bern), SWR2 (Germany)

JOURNALISTIC WEBLOG

NICK BUTLER, Nick Butler: There is a gap between the values sport has, wants to have and should have, insidethegames.biz (United Kingdom)
UBALDO SCANAGATTA, Serena…Ramos aveva ragione! Osaka, che campionessa! (Ramos was right in Serena’s controversy! Osaka, what a champion!), Ubitennis.com (Italy)
YIN MA, Exclusive! A Wechat log between two legendary women, Lang Ping and Li Yan, highlighting their resiliance, We Love Volley (China)

* PROGRAMUL TV, joi, 03.01.2018:
01,00 Tenis, Digi 2 Turneul WTA de la Auckland
03,00 Tenis, Digi 1, Eurosport Turneul WTA de la Brisbane
05,00 Tenis, Digi 2 Turneul WTA de la Shenzhen
07:00 Tenis, WTA, Digi 1Turneul din Brisbane
09:00 Tenis, WTA, Digi 1, Digi 3 Turneul din Auckland
13,00 Tenis, Eurosport Cupa Hopman
19:30 Baschet M, Digi 4 Anadolu Istanbul – Bayern Munchen
20,00 Fotbal, Look TV, Portugalia Sporting-Belenenses
21:45 Baschet M, Digi 4 Real Madrid – Maccabi Tel Aviv
22,00 Fotbal, Anglia, Eurosport Manchester City-Liverpool
22,00 Fotbal, Portugalia, Look TV Aves-Porto
22:30 Fotbal, La Liga, Digi 1, Telekom 1 Villarreal – Real Madrid

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