By ALEXANDRA BROTZMANSpecial to the PRESSThe Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee is honoring a local Boy Scout troop this month in recognition of their outstanding community and environmental involvement.Boy Scout Troop 59 from Our Lady Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Port Isabel, led by Assistant Scout Master Richard Legere, have been servicing and maintaining the committee’s new bayside monofilament recycling stations. The stations can be found at various locations along the Laguna Madre of South Padre Island and are utilized by both the community and fishermen in order to ensure monofilament fishing line is recycled and doesn’t end up in the environment.Want the whole story? Pick up a copy of the Port Isabel-South Padre Press, or subscribe to our E-Edition by clicking here. Share RelatedBlooms, butterflies lead beautification committee talksBy KEVIN RICH Special to the PRESS The Keep South Padre Island Beautiful Committee recognized ecologically friendly initiatives and discussed environmental issues during its May 11 meeting. Committee Member Kimberly Dollar presented Boy Scout Troop 59 with the Environmentalist of the Month award in recognition of their work with the City’s…May 19, 2017In “News”Committees continue Island beautificationBy ABBEY KUNKLE Special to the PRESS Summer is here and South Padre Island committees are in full swing trying to stay ahead of the rush. The various SPI committees are continuing in their missions and aiming to make immediate and long-term improvements from the beach to the bayside. The…June 17, 2016In “News”Prospective Eagle Scout beautifies cemeteryBy DINA ARÉVALO Port Isabel-South Padre Press firstname.lastname@example.org “It takes intense leadership,” 17-year-old William Grace said of the requirements to becoming an Eagle Scout. Well, if an example of leadership is what it takes, then the young Grace has that in spades. The soon-to-be Port Isabel High School senior led approximately…June 3, 2016In “News”
We wrote Monday that the Big Four of men’s tennis — Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray — dominate the sport despite the seemingly seismic upsets at the U.S. Open on Saturday. Kei Nishikori and Marin Cilic upset Djokovic and Federer, respectively, in semifinals and will play the final Monday. But Djokovic, Nadal and Federer remain far ahead of those two upstarts and other younger challengers in the rankings.Murray, though, is a different story. He hasn’t reached a final in 14 months. He’ll fall out of the Top 10 if Cilic wins Monday.Murray has always been a bit of a different story — an awkward fit in the Big Four. It’s often seemed like a Big Three and Murray. The other three each have at least seven Grand Slam titles and have been ranked No. 1 for more than 100 weeks each. Murray has two Grand Slam titles and peaked at No. 2.Murray’s overall record at the biggest tournaments makes him mostly worthy of his Big Four status, but it also establishes how far behind the other members he is. Despite repeatedly and unfortunately having to face them, Murray trails only those three players in career success, among anyone whose Grand Slam career began in the past quarter-century.We compiled annual results for 19 players at the four Grand Slams and the nine Masters tournaments, the 13 events where nearly all the top players compete, pulling data from Tennis Abstract. Then we calculated the number of ranking points each player earned at those tournaments — using the current point distributions — and divided by the maximum number of points each could have earned. So, for example, to earn 100 percent of possible points, a player would have to sweep all 13 tournaments. We prorated this year’s numbers and split the 800 additional points Monday’s winner will earn between Cilic and Nishikori.Our 19 players are the Big Four, the second line of five players mentioned in the companion article — Cilic, Nishikori, Grigor Dimitrov, Ernests Gulbis and Milos Raonic — and their contemporary Juan Martin del Potro, and the nine non-Big Four male players who reached the No. 1 ranking and started playing Grand Slam tournaments in 1990 or later (1990 is when the Masters events began, under a different name): Lleyton Hewitt, Andy Roddick, Gustavo Kuerten, Marat Safin, Juan Carlos Ferrero, Yevgeny Kafelnikov, Carlos Moya, Marcelo Rios and Patrick Rafter.What’s striking about Murray is how much his curve is dwarfed by those of Federer, Nadal and Djokovic — and yet how much his curve towers over almost everyone else’s. His peak season, in 2011, is better than the best season of each of the non-Big Four players we studied. Even Murray’s fifth-best season, in 2010, is better than the best season of four former top-ranked players: Roddick, Moya, Rafter and Kafelnikov. Or, if “better” isn’t appropriate for a season that doesn’t include a Grand Slam title, then Murray’s season in which he had the fifth-highest weighted average level at big tournaments was more consistently good than the career best years for four players who reached the No. 1 ranking.We concluded our earlier piece by saying the second line and del Potro should aspire to match Murray. That’s no small achievement — and it could be big enough to reach the No. 1 ranking he’ll probably never attain, because these younger players are less likely to have to contend with the likes of Federer and Nadal for the entirety of their careers.
Tatsuya Fukuhara (right) punches Thai champion Wanheng Menayothin in the third round of their WBC minimumweight title fight on Saturday in Thailand. Wanheng retained his title, winning by unanimous decision. | KYODO KEYWORDS RELATED PHOTOS GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES NAKHON, RATCHASIMA THAILAND – WBC minimumweight champion Wanheng Menayothin of Thailand defended his title against challenger Tatsuya Fukuhara on Saturday, winning by a unanimous decision.Fukuhara, who lost to compatriot Ryuya Yamanaka in the first defense of his WBO minimumweight belt in August, fought tenaciously but was unable to break down the 32-year-old Wanheng. Thailand, boxing, Tatsuya Fukuhara, Wanheng Menayothin, WBC minimumweight title Wenhang has won all 49 of his career bouts, 17 of them by knockout. The 28-year-old Fukuhara fell to 19-6-6.No Japanese male has won a world title fight approved by the Japanese Boxing Commission in Thailand in 24 attempts. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5
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