Cahill quits as Halep’s coach for fam­ily break

The Island Packet - - Sports -

Dar­ren Cahill is end­ing his four-year coach­ing part­ner­ship with No. 1ranked Si­mona Halep to take a 12-month break and spend more time at home with his fam­ily.

Cahill said on In­sta­gram on Sat­ur­day that he wanted to of­fer “sup­port as our chil­dren en­ter im­por­tant stages of their lives with the fi­nal year of high school, sports and col­lege prepa­ra­tions all be­com­ing more time con­sum­ing.”

With Cahill, Halep won the 2018 French Open, her first ca­reer Grand Slam ti­tle.

Amer­ica’s chances of re­tain­ing the Fed Cup this week­end im­proved when two-time Wim­ble­don cham­pion Pe­tra Kvi­tova was ruled out of the open­ing sin­gles for the Czech Repub­lic due to ill­ness.

Kvi­tova was the sec­ond top-10 player lost to the Czechs, af­ter Karolina Pliskova was ruled out. against Paris Saint-Ger­main and the French soc­cer fed­er­a­tion said its ethics coun­cil will look into re­ports that the club’s scouts il­le­gally pro­filed the eth­nic ori­gins of po­ten­tial young re­cruits.

The fed­er­a­tion said its ethics coun­cil could ask the French league’s dis­ci­plinary com­mis­sion to step in when its in­ves­ti­ga­tion is over.

Port­land’s Da­iron Asprilla de­posited a penalty kick past host Seat­tle Sounders goal­keeper Ste­fan Frei and the Tim­bers ad­vanced to the West­ern Con­fer­ence fi­nals with a 4-2 win in a shootout late Thurs­day.

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