MIAMI – Still hard at work on the promotional trail of his successful top billboard charting “As I Am” album, GRAMMY nominated Julian Marley heads out on the road to deliver his music gift to the East Coast of the United States.On May 8th, 2019, backed by talented The Uprising band, the recording star will kick off the tour in Virginia and perform some of his classic hits amid music from his noteworthy hit album featuring such hits as “Are You he One“, “Straighter Roads” and “Hey Jack“.Known for his memorable stage presence reminiscing of his iconic father, the late great Bob Marley, Julian “As I Am” East Coast Tour journey will bring reggae vibes to New York, Massachusetts, Delaware, New York, DC and conclude in Connecticut. “I love music, it is my life, touring and performing for the fans is something natural for me. Having new music it’s only right for me to deliver it personally to them. I appreciate and love the support from everyone that streams my music, I don’t take it for granted, so this is a way for me to thank them in person, one by one. I pray that when I take the stage, they can feel my energy, they can feel my gratitude.” – Julian Marley
Rafael Nadal’s irrepressible form continued as he thrashed Brazilian qualifier Rogerio Dutra Silva to move into round three of the US Open.The world number two, who has won nine of his 12 tournaments this year and all 21 hard court matches, outclassed Dutra Silva 6-2 6-1 6-0 in 92 minutes.Defending champion Serena Williams, five-time winner Roger Federer and second seed Victoria Azarenka also won.But fourth seed Sara Errani was eliminated by Flavia Pennetta.Arthur Ashe StadiumFlavia Pennetta (Ita) bt Sara Errani (Ita)  6-3 6-1 Fourth seed Errani admitted she felt so weighed down by pressure that she did not want to go on the court before losing to her compatriot.Maria Sharapova’s withdrawal meant the 26-year-old was elevated to fourth seed and she struggled to cope with it.“I think it’s the pressure,” said a tearful Errani. “I have never been in this situation. I don’t want to go on the court. I don’t want to go to play. I don’t want to stay there on the court. I feel very bad.”Serena Williams (US)  bt Galina Voskoboeva (Kaz) 6-3 6-0The 16-time Grand Slam champion needed just 69 minutes to book a third-round meeting with Yaroslava Shvedova, of Kazakhstan, and has now lost only four games in two matches. Roger Federer (Swi)  bt Carlos Berlocq (Arg) 6-3 6-2 6-1“It might take a few matches and next thing you know you’re playing really, really good tennis again and you’re close to playing some really great tennis,” said Federer, who is at his lowest world ranking – seventh – since 2002.“I think that’s kind of where I am right now, and that’s where every match is really important to me and how I play every single point.”Caroline Wozniacki (Den)  bt Chanelle Scheepers (RSA) 6-1 6-2Rafael Nadal (Spa)  bt Rogerio Dutra Silva (Bra) 6-2 6-1 6-0 Nadal showed no sign of the injuries that have plagued him over the past two years and later said: “I’m trying to play more aggressive.“I didn’t have time to practise a lot because I was injured for seven months and when I started to feel better I started to compete. I need to play more aggressive – I’m trying to work on this my whole career but it’s more mental than a training thing.”Louis Armstrong StadiumAngelique Kerber (Ger)  bt Eugenie Bouchard (Can) 6-4 2-6 6-3Bouchard, 19, has been tipped as a future star, but Kerber battled through and remains on course for a quarter-final meeting with Serena Williams.David Ferrer (Spa)  bt Roberto Bautista Agut (Spa) 6-3 6-7 (5-7) 6-1 6-2 His pre-tournament form was unimpressive, but Ferrer has now made it to round three or better at each of the last 15 Grand Slams.Victoria Azarenka (Blr)  bt Aleksandra Wozniak (Can) 6-3 6-1Azarenka, who beat Serena Williams at the recent Cincinnati Open, was broken three times on a windy day – but she prevailed in a little over an hour to book a meeting with Alize Cornet of France.John Isner (US)  bt Gael Monfils (Fra) 7-5 6-2 4-6 7-6 (7-4)Number 13 seed Isner held off Monfils to progress as the last-seeded American in the men’s draw, despite the Frenchman getting more than his share of support in front of Isner’s home crowd.Grandstand Ana Ivanovic (Ser)  bt Alexandra Dulgheru (Rom) 6-2 6-1Adrian Mannarino (Fra) bt Sam Querrey (US)  7-6 (7-4) 7-6 (7-5) 6-7 (5-7) 6-2Mannarino is through to round three of a Grand Slam for only the second time, and his reward is a meeting with Roger Federer.Querrey’s first defeat before round three at Flushing Meadows since 2007 means the highest-ranked US man left in the draw is 13th seed Isner.Brits abroadDan Evans (GB) bt Bernard Tomic (Aus) 1-6 6-3 7-6 (7-4) 6-3 Match reportJamie Murray (GB) and John Peers (Aus) bt Fernando Verdasco (Spa)  David Marrero (Spa)  7-6 (7-4) 6-4Britain’s Murray and his Australian partner Peers will continue their doubles bid against Feliciano Lopez and Andre Sa after an impressive 81-minute victory over ninth seeds Verdasco and Marrero.Dominic Inglot (GB)  and Treat Huey (Phi)  bt Jurgen Melzer (Aut) and Julian Knowle (Aut) 6-2 6-7 (4-7) 7-6 (7-5)Jiri Vesely (Cze) and Jaroslav Levinsky (Cze) bt Ken Skupski (GB) and Denis Istomin (Uzb) 6-3 6-3Outside courtsPetra Kvitova (Cze)  bt Bojana Jovanovski (Ser) 6-2 6-4Richard Gasquet (Fra)  bt Stephane Robert (Fra) 6-3 7-5 7-5Tommy Robredo (Spa)  bt Frank Dancevic (Can) 6-4 6-4 6-1The 31-year-old former world number five looked hugely impressive as he knocked out Dancevic to set up a meeting with Britain’s Dan Evans.
It has only been a week since Ingram appeared to be taking a major step forward in his career. Over the course of nine games in mid-January, Ingram averaged 12.7 points, 4.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists while shooting nearly 50 percent from 3-point range and overall.Scoring was only one piece of Ingram’s contributions earlier in the month.“It ain’t all about points for him. He’s got to be like the Greek Freak for us,” said Nick Young, referring to Milwaukee Bucks 6-foot-11 hybrid star Giannis Antetokounmpo.Antetokounmpo is 6-foot-11, two inches taller than Ingram. However, with Ingram spending more time at point guard this season than anyone imagined, he is bound to begin drawing comparisons to Antetokounmpo, who will start for the East in the All-Star Game.Young said Ingram remains “one of the best rookies” in the league and pointed out that Thursday marked the Lakers’ 50th game of the season. Last season, Ingram played 36 games at Duke. It’s not uncommon for young players to struggle at this point in the season, something Young said he remembers from his own rookie year (2007-08) with Washington.“I had a couple games where I didn’t score,” Young said. “But you can’t get down on yourself. (He’s) still … one of the most talented guys in the league. He’ll be all right.”Walton acknowledged it was possible Ingram has hit the dreaded “rookie wall” but that with 32 games remaining, he expects Ingram to break out of his slump.“We’re confident Brandon will find his way,” Walton said.Locals onlyFor the second time in three seasons, the Lakers and Knicks have been deemed not worthy of a national television audience.The matchup between the two glamour franchises on Feb. 6 at Madison Square Garden was scheduled to be carried by TNT. The network will instead air the Cleveland Cavaliers’ game against the Washington Wizards, a possible playoff preview for two of the best teams in the Eastern Conference.Two years ago, a matchup of draft lottery-bound Lakers and Knicks in New York was bumped by ESPN in favor of a celebrity bowling tournament hosted by Clippers point guard Chris Paul.While the Lakers and Knicks maintain a certain rivalry as representatives of the country’s two largest media markets, both teams have underperformed. The Lakers are 16-34, while Phil Jackson’s Knicks entered Friday seven games below .500 and outside the playoff picture.The matchup might have also lost some of its appeal after Jackson and Lakers CEO Jeanie Buss called off their engagement in late December.Score changedThe NBA can’t be accused of not being thorough.The league announced on Friday that the final score of the Lakers’ win over the Indiana Pacers on Jan. 20 was adjusted to reflect that a shot by Pacers guard Glenn Robinson III was incorrectly ruled a 3-pointer. The game originally ended with the Lakers winning, 108-96, but it will live in history books instead as a 108-95 Lakers victory. “I had a couple open shots that I thought I wasn’t ready for or I just didn’t shoot,” Ingram said.Walton encouraged Ingram to keep shooting.“He’s a capable 3-point shooter,” the first-year coach said. “He’s going to be a 3-point shooter in this league, so he’s got to get his reps up. If he’s open, we need him to take them and hopefully make them.”Despite Ingram’s shooting struggles – he is 2 for 23 in his last three games – the rookie drafted No. 2 overall last summer has the backing of the entire Lakers locker room.“He’s still going to be a great player,” Jordan Clarkson said. “He’s just going through the woods right now.” When Brandon Ingram was stuffing the box score earlier this month, he looked every bit the part of a superstar in the making. He had found his shooting stroke, was diving after loose balls, deflecting passes and running the offense. He was confident. What happened to that guy?“He looks like he’s a little hesitant again, for whatever reason,” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “I’m not sure why. He was playing really well before that.”Ingram has failed to score in consecutive games for the Lakers, missing all 11 of his shots in back-to-back games in Portland and Utah this week. He was 0 for 6 in the 96-88 loss to the Jazz, and in one clunky moment, nearly passed up an open 3-point attempt before taking a dribble and misfiring badly as a defender had time to get out to him. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error