Palmer disappointed by Rory no-show

first_imgFor the second year in succession, Arnold Palmer has expressed his disappointment that Rory McIlroy has decided not to play in the PGA Tour event bearing his name this week. Press Association McIlroy had considered adding Bay Hill to his schedule following his much-publicised struggles this year, but shot a closing 65 in the WGC-Cadillac Championship won by Woods and will play just once more at the Houston Open at the end of the month before the US Masters in April. center_img Twelve months ago, McIlroy had just been deposed as world number one by Luke Donald when the European pair were absent from the prestigious Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. McIlroy could again be knocked off the top of the rankings by defending champion Tiger Woods, but the 23-year-old has stuck with his original schedule. Palmer said: “I was kind of kidding when somebody said is he playing? And I said, well, if he doesn’t, I’m going to break his arm. But it was meant in jest, and it was strictly a passing remark. Frankly, I thought he was going to play, and I was as surprised as a lot of people when he decided he was not going to play. I’ve had conversations, brief conversations with him some time ago, not recently, about his playing.” last_img read more

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PCP: Can Pats make playoffs?

first_imgZetlin:Tom Brady is done for the season. Now what?This situation reminds me a lot of the 2001 Patriots season, when the Jets’ Mo Lewis knocked quarterback Drew Bledsoe out of the game with a devastating hit along the sideline. In trotted a former sixth-round pick from the University of Michigan, a guy who was never really the clear-cut starter for the Wolverines. Who was that, you ask? You might have heard of him. His name is Tom Brady. And the Pats beat the Rams in the Super Bowl later that season. The rest is history.So do I think Matt Cassell is the next Brady? No. Not even close. But with this offense, Cassell doesn’t have to be a superstar; he simply needs to manage the team. He has all the options an incoming quarterback could ask for with Randy Moss — the most talented wide receiver in the game — and Wes Welker, who hauled in 112 receptions last season.The offense will suffer with the loss of Brady, but look for running back Laurence Maroney to emerge as the premier back New England hoped he would become when they drafted him in the first round in 2006.Plus, the Pats have the easiest schedule in the entire NFL this season. They still have one of the best front sevens in football. And oh yeah, the best coach in the league, Bill Belichick wears his infamous hoodie on their sideline.I agree, the AFC East is now wide open, but the Pats are still the team to beat.What, you think some no-name quarterback can lead the Jets to the division title? Dream on.Mason:When Tom Brady went down with a knee injury that was later revealed to be season ending, the entire New England area went on suicide watch.Simply put, Brady has been the face of the franchise since he took over as the starter in 2001. Since then, he’s been named the Super Bowl MVP twice and, oh yeah, the Patriots won the big game three times in that span as well.You can try to point to all the talent the current Patriots team had, but the fact of the matter is the 2001 championship roster doesn’t hold water to today’s. Troy Brown is not Randy Moss. Antowain Smith is no Lawrence Maroney.And now, Matt Cassel is — and never will be — Tom Brady. That’s why the Pats will miss out on the playoffs in 2008 for the first time in six seasons.Look at Cassel’s track record: Before Sunday’s game, in which he came in to replace Brady, he had thrown 39 NFL passes. In his college days at USC, he was a backup to a pair of Heisman Trophy winners, Carson Palmer and Matt Leinart.I’m not ready to totally write New England off. I still think an 8-8 or maybe 9-7 season could be in the works for the Pats. As Derek mentioned, their schedule isn’t exactly daunting.And that “no-name” quarterback on the Jets Zetlin alluded to? He knows a thing or two about how to win and should lead New York to the division title, finally overthrowing the mighty Patriots dynasty.A lifetime backup filling in for an idol? Not buying it. I hope the Patriots have high-def TVs for watching the playoffs.last_img read more

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Lacrosse travels north for conference series

first_imgJunior attacker Izzy McMahon moves around a Hofstra defender at McAlister Field Feb. 9. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) There is no individual Trojan in the top 100 rankings of goals per game, showing that they boast a well-balanced attack in the game with an offense that can dominate in many ways. After facing Cal on Saturday, USC will travel to face the Cardinal on Monday. Stanford is coming off wins over Oregon and Cal after suffering an upset loss to No. 23 Colorado at home. This season five Golden Bears are in double-digit goals, led by senior attacker Kirsten Swanson and senior midfielder Eliza Christman, each boasting 20 goals.   At the midway point of the lacrosse season, the No. 13 Trojans look poised to make a late season run for the conference title and national championship.   “Our team plays to win, yet no win is achievable without trust in one another on both ends of the ball,” Miller said. No team in the NCAA has more players scoring double-digit goals than USC with its seven players. The Trojans also have eight players in double-digit points (goals and assists), tied for most in the NCAA. With an intense set of matches this weekend, the Trojans hope not to repeat that feeling and that their hard work from these past few weeks reflects their performance this weekend against Cal Saturday at noon and Stanford Monday at 4 p.m. Senior defender Jackie Gilbert pushes her way through two Hofstra defenders in USC’s home opener at McAlister Field Feb. 9. (Michelle Mankoff/Daily Trojan) The Trojans have had a successful record against the Golden Bears, with their last game ending in favor of the Trojans, 17-3. That victory has brought USC’s overall record against Cal to a six-game win streak, four of which are double-digit victories for USC. “After the NCAA selection show last year, we all sat in a room upset after not [hearing] USC called,” Stallings said. This weekend match against Cal will mark the 10th regular season match for USC. Last week, No. 23 Colorado and No. 19 Stanford snapped the Golden Bears’ four-game win streak. Last year, USC split games with Oregon, winning the first matchup 9-8 in overtime and losing the second 11-18. On Sunday, the Trojans blew the Ducks out 14-5. USC put up five goals in the first seven minutes, never allowing the game to get close. The Cardinal are the fourth ranked opponent the Trojans have faced this season. USC currently owns 17 all-time wins over ranked foes (17-27) with an all-time meeting record of 5-6 against the Cardinals. This year’s team is much improved from the 2018 team that lost to Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship and missed the NCAA championship. The 2019 team is balanced offensively and defensively, ranking No. 21 in scoring offense and No. 19 in scoring defense. “One of our main goals this year is to take each day at a time,” sophomore midfielder Emily Stallings said. “We have to focus on ourselves every practice and not who we play that weekend. We also have aspirations to win the Pac-12 and make it to the NCAA tournament.” USC is currently ranked No. 20 in the IWLCA coaches poll and has held a ranking on the poll for 47 consecutive weeks. It will look stay on the polls this weekend as it takes on familiar foes No. 19 Stanford and Cal. Junior Kerrigan Miller, the reigning Pac-12 midfielder of the year who led the team in scoring last year, currently ranks seventh on the team in scoring. She still leads the team in caused turnovers and ground balls and is second in draw controls. Her ability to play a role as offensive facilitator without being the leading scorer shows the completeness of this USC team. Past matches against the Cardinal have not always ended in favor of the Trojans, especially last season, when their devastating loss cost a chance to compete in the final NCAA tournament. last_img read more

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World Series Game 5 never-ending highlights: Astros outslug Dodgers

first_imgEnrique Hernandez scores on this play to put Dodgers up 3-0.[VIDEO] Logan Forsythe totally meant to do this. https://t.co/rsxCoVYg1i— Chad Moriyama (@ChadMoriyama) October 30, 2017Austin Barnes drives in Forsythe in the fourth inning. Yuli Gurriel hits a three-run home run to tie the game. In the ninth inning, Yasiel Puig’s home run breaks the record for home runs in a World Series by both teams, cuts the lead to 12-11. AND … Chris Taylor singles to tie it up 12-12 Logan Forsythe drives in two runs with a single. Bellinger’s three-run home run breaks 4-4 tie. Carlos Correa caps four-run seventh inning, with three-run shot. The Houston Astros beat the Dodgers 13-12 in 10 innings in Game 5 of the World Series Sunday night. Here are the highlights from beginning to end. Box score:Unbelievable game. Here’s the box score – you’ll need to refer to it the check your memory years from now. https://t.co/kwbIWVDhZQ pic.twitter.com/AqMqFQZTBj— Tom Moore (@tfmoore) October 30, 2017 And then this … Alex Bregman singles home the game-winner in the 10th inning. Jose Altuve answers, ties it with this three-run shot. There were a number of questionable strike calls in the game:I can’t update this montage of examples fast enough bill miller the home plate ump for game 5 is calling the worst strike zone this is crazy pic.twitter.com/Yor1XJSeaU— Horrible Stats (@horriblestats) October 30, 2017 Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Jury still out after 4 hours of deliberation in Blansett murder trial…

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Sumner County jury in the murder trial of Lindsey Nicole Blansett has now been in deliberation for more than four hours, deciding the fate of the mother accused of killing her 10-year-old son.Judge Scott McQuin brought the jury in to explain the difference between “culpability” and “knowingly.” The jury was then excused and returned to deliberation. They started deliberation at 9 a.m. The jurors took a lunch break at noon and reconvened at 1 p.m. It is 2 p.m. at this writing.The jury has three options: 1) Murder in the first degree; 2) Murder in the second degree; and 3) not guilty.last_img read more

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Apply now for England Golf regional coaching

first_img England Golf is seeking talented youngsters from across the country to form 30 regional coaching squads for training over the winter months of 2016/17.Young golfers should apply now for the boys’ and girls’ U16 regional coaching programme and the mixed U18 AASE regional coaching squads.It could be the stepping stone to great things. Masters champion Danny Willett is among the graduates of England regional training, as are three members of the winning GB&I Curtis Cup team: Bronte Law, Meghan MacLaren and Alice Hewson.Members of 2015/16 regional squads included girl international and English U14 champion Lily May Humphreys, from Channels, Essex, who trained with the East girls’ U16 squad (image © Leaderboard Photography). Roehampton’s Annabell Fuller (South U16s) and Chelmsford’s Michael Gilbert (East U16s) have just won the Sir Henry Cooper Junior Masters.Golfers who make successful initial applications will be invited to one of the regional squad selection weekends in September which will include skills tests, player profiling and on-course ability assessment.Players selected for the squads will receive 20 days of squad coaching and match days plus access to an equivalent of 10 days of strength and conditioning support with UKSCA accredited coaches.“The regional squad structure continues to go from strength to strength” commented Stephen Burnett, Performance Manager for the England Golf men’s programme.“The mix of squad time, individual coaching and then the opportunity to compete against neighbouring regions has been very well received. Add to that the opportunity to further their physical training and England Golf is providing a sound foundation for the development of our young players.”Nigel Edwards, England Golf’s Performance Director, added: “We aim to give our talented young players the best golf development experience available.“In return, we expect the players to commit themselves to a programme of golf coaching and physical training that will set them up for life. By continuing our coaching commitment with this age group, we are giving England Golf the best chance of success at U18, men’s and women’s and ultimately touring professional level in the future.”“There is no guarantee that the current best players at these age groups will automatically gain a squad place, they will have to work for it and demonstrate their desire,” stated Edwards.“Current performance levels are a key factor but they will have to be matched and exceeded by work ethic, commitment and their attitude to improving. The player with more hunger and thirst for improvement is always likely to come out the more proficient golfer in the long run.”Application forms, detailing the full criteria for prospective squad players for both the U16 and U18 AASE Squads, are available by clicking hereThe deadline for U16 Regional Squad applications is Friday 19 August 2016.The deadline for the U18 AASE Regional Squad applications is Friday 26th August 2016 and requires a two year commitment from potential applicants. 20 Jun 2016 Apply now for England Golf regional coaching last_img read more

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Rogers & Eyles retain anniversary scramble title

first_imgPSC Golf from The Golf ClubMonday, June 29, Green Valley (white tees) – Monthly Medal1st Kenny Aihara (3) net 702nd Paul Tudor (5) net 723rd Charles Tregurtha (7) net 73 Wow!  Kenny did it again!  For the very first time in our 8 year history, one man has won 4 stars on his shirt for 4 monthly medal wins and it was no surprise to see it was Mr. Aihara.  That is a run of great golf and as consistent as Kenny is, it really was just a matter of time.  Way to go Kenny, we know a 5th is on the cards for next year.  Pretty soon you will have as many Antigua’s as Dave Ferris.Wednesday, July1, Greenwood A&B (white tees) – Stableford1st Ben Denham (3) 37pts2nd Kenny Aihara (3) 34pts3rd Steve Zeigler (13) 32ptsWe hadn’t been out here to Greenwood in quite some time and it was good to get back to this lovely golf course.  Like Pattavia and Treasure Hills, it is another 15 minutes up the 331 but so good when you do finally get here.Scramble winners, Peter Rogers & Billy Eyles.Visiting Floridian Steve Zeigler did well today and found his form for third.  Once again, it was Kenny up on the podium as the previous week he was absent from any victories thus giving the other lads a shot.  Ben Denham was the story of the day though as he blew away the field with a 37, so well played to Ben for a great round off just a 3 handicap!Friday, July 3, Pattavia (white tees) – 2M Scramble1st Billy Eyles/Peter Rogers net 61.82nd Freddy Graham/Nick Handscombe net 63.63rd Barry Collier/Ron Robertson net 64.5Today we celebrated the 8th birthday of The Golf Club a day early as the 4th fell on a weekend.  It was a quick trip out as the last 7km of road has improved greatly and we had little problem dealing with Amata, as the previous week was a nightmare through this junction.  You just never know!  Time out was 55 minutes and back about the same, but it is well worth it once you get here.Wednesday’s top three, Ben Denham with Ken Aihara & Steve Zeigler.Apart from a sizzling one hour stretch in the middle, the weather was just great and a perfect afternoon breeze kicked up for the back nine play.The golf course was in top shape, it really is worth that little extra bit of a drive to get out here because it is such a good track.  Greens are probably the fastest and most treacherous in Pattaya, but that is what makes this place fun!This is a great course for a scramble, and when you throw in that rainbow format (6 red, 6 white and 6 blue tees) it makes for some interesting strategic moves.  For once, my fellow TGC partner Adam and I found ourselves at the finishing 4 holes with all our drives in and playing 3 reds and a blue in hand.  As hot as Adam’s putter was, I certainly dragged him down to my level.Third Place went to Barry Collier and Ron (R2) Robertson with a decent score of 64.5 and second was a card from Freddy Graham and Nicky Handscombe with a 63.6 circled on top.  But the big winners were the defending champions, Peter Rogers (U.S.A.) & Billy Eyles (England) who ham & egged their way around this tough track to reclaim the top prize with a hot 61.8.  Both players will receive our legendary Antigua shirts monogrammed for the event as well as a steak night dinner of their choice.Diehard scramblers at Pattavia.Near pins went to Peter Rogers (4th hole), Mark Wood (7th hole), Nick Handscombe (13th hole) and lastly Steve Ellison on the 17th.  Nicky also took the longest putt on the 18th of 26 feet and Kenny Aihara had the long drive nailed down on the 9th.  All of these technical prizes win pork chop dinners on the BBQ for another day.  Thanks to all who joined us and we hope the 4th was just as good for you!Note: The Golf Club is located on Soi LK Metro.  Just call 085 434 3377 or see our website www.golfclubpattaya .com and for more information mail us: pattaya4golf@gmail.com and see updates at www.facebook.com/golfclubpattaya… all handicaps welcome!last_img read more

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See what West Indies sensation Andre Russell used to do to ‘look sexy for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/GettyAdvertisement 6yvNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5su6Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E4496xb( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 9m1snlWould you ever consider trying this?😱0drwmCan your students do this? 🌚apv73t8Roller skating! Powered by Firework Its a well known fact about Andre Russell that he is a muscle freak. Frequently seen pumping iron and performing exercise, the Jamaican superstar cricketer is famous among his fan base for his passion to look superb as well as play superb. Hailed as one of the greatest T20 cricketers of all time, the West Indies all rounder however, did a mistake during his early training days, neglecting leg exercises. Reason? He wanted to ‘look sexy’ for the women.Advertisement Image Courtesy: ESPNcricinfo/GettyKnown for his less use of footwork on the pitch, knee problems have caused Russell to drop out of matches time and again. In a recent interview, the 31 year old revealed that back in his younger days, he only trained his upper body, because he thought it would make him more appealing to girls.Speaking to Gulf News, Russell addressed his younger generation of cricketers, who are looking to get into bodybuilding or muscle training. He mentioned that a full body workout is needed to look good, and also to not skip leg days.Advertisement “I want the youngsters to know that guys should not just think about the upper body alone. I used to go to gym and just work only on my abs and my shoulders because I wanted to look sexy for the girls.” Russell told reporters.The problems of skipping leg training slowly creeped up on Russell: “By the time I reached my late twenties I started feeling the pain like I never felt before. The wear and tear began to show up. If I was doing those strengthening exercises like training of the legs and doing the right things, I would have been fitter.”Advertisement Currently playing for Kolkata Knight Riders in IPL, Russell sets the spectators on a frenzy with gigantic over boundaries. But, he lamented that having a stronger lower body would have been better for his career.He continued: “At the end of the day being sexy and then your legs being weak, don’t work. So it is very important to have a complete work out of the body. I could have done more wonders had I worked on my legs too.”“I have been struggling with my knees and I cannot really get to do what I want to do in the middle but still I can stand and hit the balls for fours and sixes,” Russell added.However, these days Russell is seen concentrating on his legs.Also read-Andre Russell says he is happy when people call him superheroYuvraj Singh amazed by Virat Kohli and Jasprit Bumrah’s six pack abs Advertisementlast_img read more

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Avalanche death a reminder to be aware

first_imgThis condition is seen once a year or more in the mountains and is quite normal according to Johnson. Johnson recommends that people check the avalanche bulletins on the Canadian Avalanche Centre’s website prior to doing any trips. The bulletins are updated daily with the latest conditions.“Beyond that it is about trip planning. It’s about where you’re going to go in the mountains and what you’re going to do. When conditions are a bit unstable, or it’s a bit tricky, it’s important that you have a really good trip plan,” said Johnson.Johnson encourages backcountry enthusiasts to include options in their trip planning in order to be able to keep to low risk areas. Johnson also highly recommends taking an avalanche class.“If you haven’t taken a class and you’re looking to get into backcountry snowmobiling or skiing, an avalanche class is pretty much the way to go. It doesn’t make you an expert by any means, but it keys you into the right information. It teaches you about avalanches and mountain terrain that avalanches occur in, and about avalanche rescue so if things go wrong you know what you can do.”Along with the avalanche awareness course available online at www.avalanche.ca, there are a number of course providers around the Kootenay Boundary area.The Canadian Avalanche Centre is also hosting Avalanche Awareness Days from Jan. 9 – 10 at both Whitewater Ski Resort and Red Mountain. Some of the activities will include: beacon search demonstration, beacon Olympics competition, and ski patrol demonstrations. For information on the events go to: Avalanche Awareness Days on the centre’s website. The unfortunate death of an Albertan man in an avalanche over the weekend in Rossland is a tragic reminder that avalanche awareness is critical to anyone doing backcountry sports in the Kootenay Boundary. Greg Johnson, avalanche forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre based in Revelstoke, explained that current conditions across the regions are dangerous.“It sounds like what happened over the weekend was that there was a party of skiers and they were coming down the woods and they hit a steep open area,” said Johnson, “the snowpack was weak there and it released. One person was caught and was pushed into some trees and died. The avalanche conditions in general throughout the B.C. Interior including areas of the Kootenay Boundary are inherently tricky right now. There’s a weak snow layer in the snowpack.”The snowpack forms in layers over time in the winter. Each successive storm that hits has different characteristics and deposits different types of snow. Some of those layers stick together better than others, explained Johnson.“We’ve got a layer that is called surface hoar. It’s a surface frost. It’s the same stuff that forms on your car, but on the snow it can get quite big. Some of the crystals will be two centimeters tall,” said Johnson. “After they (the crystals) are buried they can be a notorious weak layer in the snow pack. And that’s what we’re dealing with right now – we’re in a time period that is optimal for people going out and triggering avalanches.”last_img read more

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João Félix begins to dispel doubts at Atlético

first_imgJoão Félix begins to dispel some of the Doubts that had settled around him. The Portuguese was watched with a magnifying glass from the moment of his signing. The 127 million that it cost was a difficult slab to carry, although he has always carried it naturally. In these last meetings the fans have seen the best João Felix and rubs his hands with what may come in the next collisions. The Athletic grabs to best version from João Félix. The stoppage forced by the coronavirus pandemic left some positive news. The most important Atlético’s pass to the Champions League quarterfinals after eliminating Liverpool.Great news for a team in need of some great joy. And there are also proper names that appear important for the immediate future. João Félix’s is one of them. The Portuguese was injured for a month and returned to offer the best performance of the season. João Félix played against Villarreal, Espanyol, started against Sevilla and later also started at Anfield. Against Sevilla he was the best footballer of Atlético at 2-2 and in Anfield, in spite of the difficulty of the party, it played a good shock. It’s a shame that can’t play against Athletic in Bilbao, in the first clash when league competition resumes. João Félix has played 28 matches Official competition with Atlético (20 from LaLiga, five from Champions, two from the European Super Cup and one from the Cup). Has scored six goals (four in the league tournament and two in the Champions League) and given three assists (one in LaLiga, one in the Champions League and the other in the Cup).center_img In the Athletic nobody understand a rojiblanco team 2020-21 without him. This year it will have served as an apprenticeship and from the coaching staff consider that it will be able to contribute much more after its time of adaptation to the Spanish championship and to Atlético itself. With a contract until 2026, Atlético next season will start in Oblak and end in João Félix. And he still has the last leg of the season to increase his performance and improve his numbers.last_img read more

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