EPL: Sterling strikes, Luiz sees red as Man City outclass Arsenal

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Runarsson joins Arsenal on four-year deal Pirlo not out to copy anyone after Juventus’ comfortable opening win Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s return to action after the coronavirus lockdown as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 3-0 behind closed doors at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday.The result means Liverpool, whose lead has been cut to 22 points by second-placed City, cannot now win the title on Sunday at Everton in the Merseyside derby. But the league table was far from the minds of the few people inside the stadium at kickoff time.A minute’s silence was observed for victims of the coronavirus followed by the players and officials taking a knee in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement.Sterling, a prominent supporter of the movement, whose slogan featured on the players’ shirts, fired home on the stroke of halftime to put the hosts ahead.City had threatened on several occasions to provide the first goal of “Project Restart” with Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno saving efforts from Sterling and David Silva and racing out to foil Riyad Mahrez.The goal came after Arsenal substitute David Luiz failed to deal with a ball into the box and allowed Sterling in on goal, and the Brazilian was at fault again for City’s second. Mahrez got the wrong side of Luiz as he burst into the box and the ex-Chelsea defender put his hand on the Algerian’s back.Referee Anthony Taylor ruled he had pushed him to the ground, awarding a penalty and sending off Luiz.Kevin De Bruyne confidently converted the spot-kick and City never looked in any danger against opponents reduced to 10 men.City also ended the game with 10 players when Spanish defender Eric Garcia was carried off on a stretcher after a collision with his keeper Ederson.City were not able to replace him as manager Pep Guardiola had used all five available substitutes. Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in stoppage time when Sergio Aguero hit the post, after a neat exchange with Sterling, and substitute Phil Foden slotted home the loose ball.Reuters/NAN.Tags: ArsenalDavid LuizEdersonLiverpoolManchester UnitedPep GuardiolaPremier LeagueRaheem Sterlinglast_img read more

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Marlon Tuipulotu, top defensive tackle recruit, flips to USC

first_imgThe top defensive tackle in the nation for the class of 2017, Marlon Tuipulotu, announced Monday night via Twitter that he will be decommitting from Washington and joining the USC football team next fall as a freshman. The announcement comes nine days before National Signing Day.USC hosted Tuipulotu on an official visit this weekend before the five-star defensive lineman announced his decision Monday. “This was a tough decision for me, and I have nothing but love for the players, the school and the coaches at the [University of Washington] … I honestly wish them nothing but the best in everything they do,” Tuipulotu said on Twitter. “I am still planning to graduate early and will be attending the University of Southern California.”Tuipulotu will be graduating from Central High School in Independence, Ore. this week; he will enroll early at USC and arrive on campus this semester. The 6-foot-2, 295-pound defensive lineman was selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in his senior season. Recruiting sites such 247Sports have rated Tuipulotu as a five-star tackle, while Rivals projected him as a four-star prospect. Tuipulotu was rated the top recruit from the state of Oregon this season. He is ranked the No. 60 player overall nationally in the composite rankings. The acquisition of Tuipulotu is crucial for USC. Tuipulotu will aid in filling a large hole at defensive tackle for USC after the team lost players such as Noah Jefferson to transfer and Rose Bowl MVP Stevie Tu’ikolovatu to graduation. Tuipulotu, a long time Washington commit, made his initial verbal commitment to play for the Huskies back in April 2016. In addition to recruiting Tuipulotu, USC also hosted the No. 2 rated defensive tackle in the nation, Jay Tufele,  on an official visit this past weekend.last_img read more

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Attoe launches his title defence with 65

first_img5 Jun 2019 Attoe launches his title defence with 65 Tags: Elsham Golf Club, English Senior Men’s Open Amateur Championship, Holme Hall Golf Club Defending champion Ian Attoe launched his defence of the English Senior Men’s Open with a superb six-under 65 at Holme Hall Golf Club, Lincolnshire.He leads by two from Mark Stones of Boyce Hill, Essex, with another six players also beating par on the opening day of the championship.“It was a perfect round of golf, I’ve never had one like it,” said Attoe, (pictured) from Worplesdon Golf Club in Surrey.His bogey free round started with a pair of birdies and he played the more difficult back nine in four-under 30, signing off with his sixth birdie of the day on the 18th.His score is just one shot off the course record of 64, held by England Golf Championship Director, James Crampton.“I holed a couple of crucial five-footers for par,” said Attoe, who won this championship in 2015, as well as last year. “I only hit one poor shot all day, my second into the par five 9th, and I putted well, which I haven’t been doing.“I was a bit apprehensive coming into today, but under the pressure it all went beautifully and I am really pleased.”Attoe was one of eight players to beat par in the first round of the championship, which is being contested by 288 competitors at both Holme Hall and Elsham Golf Clubs.Closest to him is Mark Boyce on 67 while Adrian Firman, from Peterborough Milton, returned three-under 68, both playing at Holme Hall.On 69 is Paul Wharton (Woodhall Spa), who had an eagle two on the first hole at Elsham; and Tim Whittaker (Beaconsfield) who played in the most blustery of the conditions at Holme Hall.“Both the clubs have been incredible,” said Whittaker. “They’re so welcoming. They’ve both been brilliant in the way they’ve prepared the courses and they are playing very nicely.”Also under par, on 70, are Lancashire’s Bryan Hughes (Hesketh) – a past British Senior Champion – and Ian Crowther (Royal Lytham & St Annes); and John Coupe (Canterbury, Kent).A group of four players shot level par, including last year’s runner-up. Rich Jones, from Rotherham, Yorkshire, who lost to Attoe in a play-off.The day produced two holes in one. Glynn Catterall (Rowlands Castle, Hampshire) used a six-iron for his shot to the 160-yard 13th at Holme Hall. Steve Toyne, a past winner of the Australian Senior Match Play Championship, had his ace on the 162-yard sixth at Elsham.After tomorrow’s second round the field will be cut to the leading 80 players and ties who qualify for the final day’s play at Holme Hall.Click here for scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photographylast_img read more

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Teacher Tom gives the boys a lesson

first_img2nd Sonny 40pts3rd Brian Wilkinson (15) 38ptsThe day was fresh and cool (by Pattaya standards anyway) and we set off with 2 van loads of golfers to our regular Monday venue of Green Valley.  The course was in great condition save for 2 temporary tee boxes, so there were no excuses allowed for not shooting your handicap, but not many did.  The wind played havoc with many of the players.  Tommy Balch was in fine form by any standards and turning the big 70 a couple of weeks ago may have given him the incentive needed to grab the top spot this week.  The great thing about this game is that we are all able to compete on a level playing field and with all ages, and only the game of golf allows this.Marlene Prudden and Kevin Moraghan – winners on the Kabinburi road trip.The story of the day was the driving of Mark Reid.  Not on the course, but behind the wheel!  This being the first time in 30 years Mark has driven a “stick shift” as the Colonials put it, or a “manual” transmission, there was a trace of apprehension in the air as we drove off from the club.  We were all prepared to bellow out “grind it til ya find it” but there was no need for our standard lines of abuse as Mark, or “Robbie” as he is know on the Soi Dao Karaoke circuit, did a perfect job of guiding our pristine new Toyota Commuter through Pattaya’s worst lanes and down the old 36 to the course.  Fine job mate and thanks again.Wednesday, Dec. 21, Treasure Hill (yellow tees) – Stableford1st Chris Parr (18) 38pts2nd Warren Holland (25) 32ptsIt was par for the course for Chris today as he bettered the field by 6 strokes.  The affable Englishman kept it in the fairway all day and avoided the trouble that Treasure Hill is famous for.Nat, Koi, Raju and Ying wish you all a Happy New Year!The crocodile course is a favourite of The Golf Club these days as the grounds crew have really gotten their act together and have the course in lovely condition.  It has always been a difficult layout but it is also one of the most interesting in the Pattaya area.Friday, Dec. 23, Century Chonburi (white tees) – Stableford1st Steve Ellison (17) 37pts2nd Dave Shelton 35pts3rd Marlene Prudden 33ptsYes, you read it right, Century Chonburi.  Now I know that many avid readers probably have not played here in ages or not even been out here at all.  Just finding the place takes some doing and the roads in are bumpy and winding.  That said, one must remember the high season green fees here are a jaw dropping 200 baht. Two Hundred Baht, let’s see…that translates to 6 bucks and sixty cents US or 4 quid Sterling.  That is amazing for a Sir Nick Faldo designed course.Century Chonburi – a bargain!We had a great day out and part of it was the expectation that it would be a fun day of golf with a ‘lift, clean and place’ proviso which was the correct policy on this course.  Don’t expect too much of this track as the maintenance crew is doing all they can with the budget they have.  They are doing a great job under difficult conditions.  In fact, the back nine was really good, an extremely enjoyable layout in decent shape that proved a good finish.   All the bunkers were groomed properly and played fair.  The greens were also in very good nick but the saucering made them a tough read for putts from the outside.Steve Ellison finally had a good day off the tee and the driver took him to the top of the podium with 37 points on a course never played before.  Likewise for Dave Shelton who was just off the pace with 35 and a gaggle of golfers on 33 with the count back won by the ageless Marlene Prudden with 21 points on the back.  She beat Vancouverite Courtney Bailey and hubby Brian Prudden for 3rd place.Facilities here are very basic with 5 showers (20 baht for towel & soap) tiny lockers (bring your own lock) no food on the course etc. but it sure would be interesting to see Century Chonburi with 30 million baht pumped into her!  18 out of 20 of our golfers had a great day out and would come back, so get out there and see for yourself before you make any decisions.Thanks for a great 2011!The staff and partners of The Golf club would like to thank you all for your support over the past 12 months and wish you and your family a happy and healthy year ahead of us in 2012.  Happy New Year!With Bob, Jez, Lee and Lou up at Mt. Everest, we forgot to get our write-up in on time but would now like to report that our Kabinburi road trip the previous week was won by Brian & Marlene Prudden on the first day and Kevin Moraghan & Marlene Prudden on the second day.  Marlene is getting more press time than Paris Hilton these days.  Well played girl!  A full report on the Everest expedition will be coming soon so watch this space!Note:  The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro and we play on Monday, Wednesday and Friday so come join us for a fun day out.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see website www.golfclubpattaya.com and for more information mail: pattaya4golf@gmail.com. PSC golf from The Golf ClubMonday, Dec. 19, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford1st Tom Balch (27) 41ptslast_img read more

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Shining Knight takes the win at Burapha

first_imgKen is one of the early arriving participants for the upcoming annual four day TEAC tour which has attracted a field of 38 this year and starts here at Burapha on Monday 10th March.  Barney Clarkson recorded his first podium place for some time with his 31pts to take fourth, which should give his confidence a boost as he will also be a starter in the TEAC comp.Kerry Beck had a good 40pts to win the top division from Peter Nixon (37), with the ever present Bob Finley back in third with 36.Finally, welcome to Peter Skelcher, a mate of Mick Leighton’s, who also played with us today and both Peter & Mick are members of Harleyford Golf Club near Marlow, which was also General Jack’s former club.There were three ‘2’s from Bob Finley (C5), Kerry Beck and Jim Brackett (both on C8).Note: We later found out the the D loop had been closed early to carry out the verticutting of the greens in preparation for the Singha Open in April, which is usually played on the B & D nines and apparently this year will attract some of the big names in Thai golf.Div A (0-17)1st Kerry Beck (12) 40pts2nd Peter Nixon (13) 37pts3rd Bob Finley (14) 36pts4th Jim Brackett (9) 35ptsDiv B (18+)1st Tim Knight (23) 43pts2nd Bob Lindborg (21) 37pts3rd Ken Holman (19) 33pts4th Jimmy Little (19) 30ptsWednesday, Feb. 26, Bangpra – StablefordOur original Bangpra field of 27 was whittled down to a perfect 24 on the day, with the usual early 8.15 start remaining very popular.  The course, which continues to please the eye, was bathed in sunshine upon our arrival and once again the tenth tee was ready and waiting for us to start.Guy Brennan.We sent out a three-ball first as Dah, our driver, had been unable to find the hotel where Trevor Turner was staying but he arrived later under his own initiative, so we added him in at the back giving us three more three-balls; never ideal when following four-balls but at this time of the year, when the courses are busy, makes very little difference.Angus Neilson, over on yet another of his golfing challenges, called in sick on Monday and was not expecting to be fit to play at all after twisting his knee when getting out of bed whilst on holiday with his family in Phi Phi.  However, he made a remarkable recovery and it was nice to see him having a hit, even if he could only muster a mere 27pts.Guy Brennan (37pts), the Div A winner, was the only man to break handicap on a course that played very long as many of the white tees had been pushed back to the blues due to course maintenance and the greens, although somewhat slower than usual, still gave the golfers something to think about.That was especially the case for poor old Bob St. Aubin (32) who was completely paranoid about them (the greens), although managing to scramble his way into second place in Div B, talked and worried his way out of many more points on the greens, with his worst effort being five putts on the fifth; from tee to green he hit the ball really well!There were two ‘2’s from Guy Brennan & Stuart Sinfield.Div A (0-14)1st Guy Brennan (10) 37pts2nd Trevor Turner (10) 33pts3rd Stephen Mann (9) 30ptsDiv B (15+)1st Andy Makara (27) 34pts2nd Bob St. Aubin (15) 32pts3rd Geoff Doody (24) 32ptsFriday, Feb. 28, Green Valley – StablefordIt was noticeably quieter at Green Valley today, with many of the Koreans gone and some of the others away playing with PSC at Plutaluang.  We teed off 20 minutes early in a gentle breeze and the course was sparkling in the sunlight waiting to be taken on, and at the end of the day some fairly good scores were returned.Stephen “Waldo” Blazsanyik.Jim Brackett and Waldo (Steve Blazsanyik) both scored 39’s to win Div A and Div B respectively, with Div C being won by Brendan Cope on 36.  Other good scores came from Peter Nixon (38pts), Kerry Beck (36pts), Peter LeNoury and Steve Plant also both on 36 all in Div A, as Bob St. Aubin and Sugar signed for 36’s as well in Div B.  In Div C the scoring wasn’t quite as good as Andy took second with 34 and a surprised Tim Knight third with only 31.There were three ‘2’s from Steve Plant (4th), and Peter Nixon & Kimm Hopewell (both on the 12th).Div A (0-14)1st Jim Brackett (9) 39pts2nd Peter Nixon (13) 38pts3rd Kerry Beck (11) 36ptsDiv B (15-19)1st Stephen Blazsanyik (19) 39pts2nd Bob St. Aubin (15) 36pts3rd Sugar Ray Handford (18) 36ptsDiv C (20+)1st Brendan Cope (29) 36pts2nd Andy Makara (27) 33pts3rd Tim Knight (21) 31ptsNote:  The Outback Golf Bar is situated about 6km from Sukhumvit Road along Soi Siam Country.  Call Jack on 081 578 1956. PSC golf from The Outback Golf BarMonday, Feb. 24, Burapha – StablefordA moderate field for the time of year of 27 Outbackers played Burapha on a cloudy day with a cool breeze; unusually playing the D loop first followed by C, which I believe was because D was to be closed in the afternoon hopefully for some maintenance as it’s condition wasn’t as good as usual.  The highlight of the day was a great 43pts by Tim Knight to register the day’s top score and win Div B by six from a resurgent Bob Lindborg on 37 in second.  Bob was followed home by one of the visiting TEAC group, Ken Holman with 33.Tim Knight with caddy.last_img read more

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Tumwater Announces Summer Lunch Program

first_imgFacebook2Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by City of TumwaterThe City of Tumwater announces the sponsorship of the Simplified Summer Food Program for Children.  Meals will be made available at no charge to attending children 18 years of age and younger.Meals will be provided at Peter G. Schmidt Elementary School, 6600 Capitol Boulevard SE, Tumwater WA beginning Monday, June 17 and running through Friday, August 16.  Meals will be served Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday (no Wednesdays), from 12:00 – 12:30 pm.  There will be no lunch service on Thursday, July 4.In accordance with Federal Law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, or disability.If you believe you have been treated unfairly, you may file a complaint of discrimination in writing to USDA, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call toll free (866) 632-9992 (voice).  Individuals who are hearing impaired or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339 or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).  USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.For additional information regarding the Summer Food Program for Children, call Kathryn Baria, Recreation Coordinator, (360) 754-4160.last_img read more

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