CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – Joe Durant birdied the par-4 18th hole Friday for a 3-under 68 and a share of the Senior Open lead with Kohki Idoki. The 52-year-old Durant birdied three of the first five holes on the back nine, the second two on the par-5 12th and 14th at Carnoustie Golf Links in 10-15 mph wind with some light rain. ”It is difficult, especially if you keep hitting your tee shots wayward,” Durant said. ”But if you keep it in play and give yourself some opportunities, the greens are big, so you can hit some greens, but you have to have good pace on your long putts, too. It can be very difficult. We’ve been fortunate it has not blown real hard, but if the wind kicks up, this course is all you want.” Durant teamed with Billy Andrade to win the 2015 Legends of Golf for his lone PGA Tour Champions title. The four-time PGA Tour winner has five top-10 finishes this season, including a runner-up finish to Bernhard Langer in the major Constellation Senior Players in June. Idoki, the 54-year-old Japanese player who won the 2013 Senior PGA Championship, had a 67 to match Durant at 7-under 137. He rebounded from a bogey on the par-4 17th with a chip-in birdie on 18. Olin Browne (66), Jesper Parnevik (68), Carlos Franco (69), Tom Byrum (69) and Peter Fowler (69) were a stroke back, Mark O’Meara (70) topped the group at 5 under, and Tom Lehman (67) and Miguel Angel Jimenez (70) were another stroke behind. ”Patience is important and you can’t force the issue,” Browne said. ”You just have to be smart. I don’t know that it’s patience as much as recognizing the situation and executing the appropriate shot. I’m going to try and hit the shot that I try and execute. I’m going to try and think clearly. That’s the key to playing good golf, keeping the demons outside of the six inches between your ears.” Parnevik won the Insperity Invitational in May in Texas for his first senior title. ”I’m overjoyed,” Parnevik said after his bogey-free round. ”I haven’t played much this summer. I’ve been in Sweden. Had a lot of fun with my family and friends. I hurt my back about a month ago. I felt so good in the gym, that I ended up working out with a couple of MMA fighters. That was a bad idea. My back was out for about three weeks. I didn’t know what to expect.” Defending champion Marco Dawson was 3 over after a 75. He won last year at Sunningdale. First-round leader Woody Austin had a 74 to drop into a tie for 18th at 2 under. Langer (71) also was 2 under. The German star won the 2010 tournament at Carnoustie. Mark McNulty had a hole-in-one on the 12th hole, using a 7-iron from 179 yards. He finished with a 74 to miss the cut by a stroke. Colin Montgomerie also missed the cut, shooting 76-73.
Pinterest Twitter By Associated Press – July 9, 2019 1 342 Pinterest WhatsApp WhatsApp Facebook Facebook Google+ Indiana State Police to help with probe of officer-involved shooting IndianaLocalNews Google+ (Photo supplied/ABC 57) SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — The special prosecutor investigating a South Bend police officer’s fatal shooting of a car break-in suspect says he won’t be rushed and the probe will take “as long as it takes.”A St. Joseph County judge named Ripley County Prosecutor Richard Hertel last week to oversee the investigation into South Bend Sgt. Ryan O’Neill’s June 16 shooting of Eric Logan.Hertel said Tuesday that Indiana State Police investigators are assisting him and that he wants his probe to be “expeditious” but “complete.” He says it will last “as long as it takes.”Hertel says that once his investigation is complete, his three options are to present his findings to a judge, convene a grand jury or file criminal charges. Twitter Previous articleWhitmer travels to Benton Harbor to resume talks on schoolsNext articleGirl, 11, recovering after being struck by vehicle on Lincoln Way West in South Bend Associated PressNews from the Associated Press and its network of reporters and publications.
Following the tragic death of longtime keyboardist Isaiah “Ikey” Owens two weeks ago, Jack White has recruited Queen of the Stone Age’s Dean Fertita to fill the role. Fertita will assist the band on keyboard and piano for all of White’s forthcoming dates, beginning in Istanbul on November 7th.A statement from Third Man Records read:“Although it is impossible to replace Ikey, the incredibly talented Dean Fertita will be joining the band to play piano and keyboard for all of Jack’s currently announced tour dates.”White’s European tour runs through November 19, then resumes in Nashville in January, followed by a stint at Madison Square Garden on January 30.The two have previously collaborated on White’s other project the Dead Weather, of which Owens was also a member. Check out a Dead Weather Glastonbury performance below.
print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Strike a Blow 6 White Collar Boxing programme in aid of Galway Hospice starts next week. This is one of the biggest white collar fight nights going and sees up to thirty people (Men and Women) get together and raise money for Galway Hospice. Previous years have seen incredible success not only in the standard of boxing but the incredible money that has been raised for a very deserving organisation who bring great care to those who are sick and their fanilies. John Mulligan has moreIf you want to get fit in just 8 weeks this is your chance to sign up for the programme and also raise money for this fantastic charity. Their experienced team will take through the training and teaching you the art of boxing in a short period of time. Ring Lucian ( Albert) for more details on 087-7468440.
The Deficit for the Year after providing for interest costs and the depreciation of fixed assets is €601,379 (€261,248 before depreciation)Income for the year was €4,059,671 (down from €4,947,134 in 2018)Expenditure for the year was €4,320,919 (down from €4,573,303 in 2018)As of Oct 31st 2019, Galway County Board owe €1,712,037 to Central Council of the GAAThe total value of payments made to Kilbride Sand & Gravel Ltd for works undertaken at Tuam Stadium during the year ended Oct 31st 2019 is €348,897Fundraising Income down from €860,228 in 2018 to €144,743 in 2019County Teams Administration costs down from €1,842,231 in 2018 to €1,612,349 in 2019 Legal and Professional Fees UP from €20,399 in 2018 to €140,385 in 2019Club Gate Receipts, Commercial & Other Income UP from €1,049,189 in 2018 to €1,248,439 in 20192019 Club Hurling Gate Receipts (by Oct 31st)€590,9532019 Club Football Gate Receipts (by Oct 31st)€333,414print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email The Galway GAA End of Year Financial Report will be presented at a Meeting of Club Officers and Delegates tomorrow night at 8pm in the Claregalway Hotel. The Report will be presented by the County Treasurer Michael Burke and Representatives from DHKN Accountants and will provide clarification on the Accounts ahead of the County Convention next Monday night. Delegates will get a clearer picture of Galway GAA’s current financial plight, which includes a deficit for the year of over €260,000 and a continuing debt of just over €1.7 million owed to Central Council. There was a big drop of over €700,000 in fundraising income for the year and both Galway senior teams early championship exit meant Team Administration expenses were down €230,000 in total. Some of the key figures on the 2019 accounts being presented tomorrow night are:
ATLETICO MADRID boss Diego Simeone is targeting his son Gio from Fiorentina – but faces competition from Spurs, according to reports.The Vicente Calderon boss’ son, 23, plays as a striker for the Serie A side and his old man was recently at the Stadio Artemio Franchi to see him score.3 Gio Simeone is a target for his dad Diego’s Atletico side and SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyHis contract with Fiorentina runs till 2022 and Viola chief Stefano Pioli is eager to tie him down to a new deal amid interest from the European heavyweights.It is no surprise given Gio scored 14 goals last year, providing five assists along the way.And he netted the sixth in Fiorentina’s opening 6-1 win over Chievo.Atletico are already top heavy, with prime attacking talents in ex-Chelsea man Diego Costa and World Cup winner Antoine Griezmann.🇮🇹 @simeonegiovanni pic.twitter.com/XZtmdghXgq— Diego Pablo Simeone (@Simeone) August 27, 2018 3 Simeone Jr has already netted for the Serie A side this seasonCredit: Getty ImagesLatest football newsLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Follow all the latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive BlogUNITED LIVEMan Utd news LIVE: All the latest updates and transfer gossip from Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea transfer news LIVE: Havertz deal LATEST, Willian move updatesLive BlogUNITED LATESTMan Utd transfer news LIVE: All the gossip and updates from Old TraffordLive Bloggunners newsArsenal transfer news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAZPI BETTERAzpilicueta reveals turning off phone saved his season after horror startBut AS report Gio is being targeted as a “bet for the future”.He will be quite an expensive prospect, with a fee of around £36million reported as the going rate.But that is described as a price Atletico would be willing to pay.3 Simeone could be in the market to make a late move for his sonCredit: The Mega AgencyYet Simeone could provide back up to Harry Kane, with the Spurs striker currently facing questions over his form and fitness.
FRISCO, Texas – University of New Orleans junior Hafsa Laraibi has been selected as Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league office announced Tuesday. Honorable mention this week goes to Nicholls sophomore Stephanie Barnett, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi sophomore Judit Vives, Lamar senior Carolina Maso and Stephen F. Austin senior Malena Gordo. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Hafsa Laraibi, New OrleansLaraibi had a perfect week, going 4-0 in singles and doubles as she helped New Orleans get off to a 2-0 start for the spring season. The Casablanca, Morocco, native dropped only four total games in her two singles matches at the No. 6 position. In doubles, Laraibi teamed with Yasmine Rashad at the No. 3 doubles spot to notch two more wins and cap an undefeated weekend against Florida A&M and Jacksonville State. The junior defeated Elizabeth Clayton of Florida A&M, 6-1, 6-1, and then had an identical score against Jacksonville State’s Danielle Kerindi. In doubles, Laraibi and Rashad were 6-4 winners over Florida A&M and had a 6-1 victory against Jacksonville State as the Privateers swept both teams 7-0. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.
Take due care If athletes’ welfare is not taken into consideration then we may lose some very talented athletes, or other issues such as mental health may affect some of our athletes. We could lose some as they no longer trust the system and stop training for national teams. Another challenge is that at the professional level we tend to believe that these athletes can take care of themselves. This, unfortunately is not really true. I believe that there needs to be national support for the well-being of athletes. While there is a Jamaica Athlete Welfare and Development fund still ongoing out of the Ministry of Sports, this is in no way meeting most of the needs of our sportsmen and women. I also believe that the Institute of Sports (Insports) needs revamping. Government should use that body as the organisation to focus on developing high-performance athletes. It should still focus on youth development but as part of a more structured programme that seeks to guide athletes from youth to professional levels. Within that space, the Institute could also have a division that caters to athlete welfare. I think the framework is there. In fact, the Government had done a great job in implementing a National Sports Policy which provides an outline for national sport development. What is now needed is proper implementation to achieve the various objectives. The truth is that if we have a case here in any sport in Jamaica similar to that of US Gymnastics, then the difficulty will be ensuring protection for the athletes’ well-being and exposing what Associations might be doing. Like the USOC, the Jamaica Olympic Association is the custodian of the Olympic Charter in Jamaica and can play a role in revamping any sporting association. As we continue to support our sportsmen and women, let us look out for the signs that they may be facing challenges to their well-being, or that their welfare is not being supported. – Dalton Myers is a sports consultant and administrator. Email feedback to [email protected] The fallout from the sentencing of former USA gymnastics team doctor and a physician at Michigan State University, Larry Nasser took another turn when news emerged earlier this week that the United States Olympic Committee (USOC) is making moves to remove the US Gymnastics as the governing body for that sport in that country. This comes on the heel of the resignation of the CEO who was chosen to help with this process of reform. The USOC indicated that it seems unlikely that the necessary reform can come from within, and as a result, it may need to intervene. This is a very interesting move, extending the ripple effects of what happened at the USOC for many years. Nasser was found guilty and sentenced for sexually abusing gymnasts under his care for many years. Meanwhile, a tribunal in Britain has learnt that there was a “toxic relationship” between British Taekwondo coaches and medics. This is because it is believed that athletes’ welfare was being sacrificed for winning medals at the Olympics as British Gymnastics and others are believed to receive increase funding based on medals won. This resulted in concerns about injuries to athletes and their general well-being. As the tribunal hearing continues, this is definitely a case to keep an eye on. In Jamaica, we have not had such fallout but both cases make you wonder who protects the interest and welfare of athletes in competitive environments. Locally, many persons have complained about the ill-treatment or overworking of athletes at all levels, from high school to professional realms but there is no formal functional sports oversight body to which athletes feel that they can make a genuine complaint, and have it dealt with Professional sport is very competitive and funding is often heavily dependent on performance. Most sporting associations and sports equate success to mean medals. In our unique situation, the welfare of athletes seems to rest with their track clubs, their agents and/or managers. Athletes will trust these persons as they tend to hold the keys to contracts, funding and moral support. While we may want to believe in these handlers, history tells us that we still need to pay keen attention to issues such as sexual assault, physical abuse, overwork and psychological abuse that can affect the welfare of our athletes.
By Paul LeckerSports ReporterSPENCER — Just two offensive plays into the game, the Spencer/Columbus Catholic football team found the end zone.Noah Zastrow’s 52-yard touchdown run set a tone that would not change as the Rockets dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball and rolled to a 48-0 shutout of Colby in a Cloverbelt Conference matchup Friday night at Spencer High School.Calvin Lenz threw for three touchdowns and ran for another, and Hunter Luepke had 137 yards rushing and a touchdown to lead the Rockets’ attack.Spencer/Columbus improves to 4-0 overall and in the Cloverbelt after outgaining Colby (1-3, 1-2 Cloverbelt) 478-98.“Both the offensive and defensive lines controlled the line of scrimmage,” Spencer/Columbus coach Jason Gorst said. “There was a lot of execution on both sides of the ball. Right now Max Johnson and Elijah Welsh, the two guards in our offense, are as impressive as you can get. They are hard on themselves and continue to try to get better.”Spencer/Columbus scored touchdowns on seven of its first eight possessions, and none of the scoring drives took more than seven plays.Luepke had a 61-yard TD run late in the first quarter, and Lenz threw all three of his touchdown passes in the second quarter. Lenz hit Ryan Busse for 18 yards, Austin Post for 20 yards, and Hunter Hildebrandt for 12 yards.Welsh intercepted a pass and then turned to tailback, where he ran twice to cover the final 14 yards, the second run a 1-yard touchdown.Lenz had a 1-yard touchdown run to finish off a seven-play, 75-yard drive to start the second half and cap the scoring.“Our running backs played a heck of a game. We passed the ball well, but basically it all comes down to our offensive line,” Lenz said. “Those guys bust their butts and set everything up, sealing the edge. They make our running backs look good. They are good athletes, but our line is doing an outstanding job.”Spencer/Columbus plays at Cadott on Sept. 18 before a big matchup on Sept. 26 at Eau Claire Regis. Regis looks to be the biggest threat to Spencer/Columbus and its quest for a conference title. However, Gorst is not taking anything for granted.“There’s a lot of tough games left on the schedule, and there are a lot of things that we need to continue to improve on,” Gorst said.(Hub City Times Sports Reporter Paul Lecker is also the publisher of MarshfieldAreaSports.com.)To watch Hub City Times’ video coverage of the game, click here.Rockets 48, Hornets 0Colby 0 0 0 0 – 0Spencer/Columbus 14 28 6 0 – 48First QuarterSC – Noah Zastrow 52 run (run failed), 11:13.SC – Hunter Luepke 61 run (Luepke run), 3:47.Second QuarterSC – Ryan Busse 18 pass from Calvin Lenz (Luepke run), 10:18.SC – Austin Post 20 pass from Lenz (Luepke kick), 8:22.SC – Elijah Welsh 1 run (kick blocked), 6:59.SC – Hunter Hildebrandt 12 pass from Lenz (Luepke kick), 1:16.Third QuarterSC – Lenz 1 run (kick blocked), 3:09.Team StatisticsFirst downs: Colby 6; Spencer/Columbus 12.Rushing (att-yards): Colby 37-85; Spencer/Columbus 35-377.Passing (comp-att-yards-int): Colby 2-11-13-1; Spencer/Columbus 5-8-101-0.Penalties (no.-yards): Colby none; Spencer/Columbus 4-23.Fumbles (total-lost): Colby 2-0; Spencer/Columbus none.Punting (no.-avg.): Colby 4-38.8; Spencer/Columbus 2-21.5.Individual StatisticsRushing: Colby, Tyton Raatz 11-32, Dylan Leffel 7-28, Dereck Hanson 1-12, Mathew Karl 1-9, Kane Stassburger 3-6, Christian Botello 3-5, Logan Uhlig 1-4, Trevor Stuttgen 1-2, Brandon Lea 2-2, Nate Meyer 1-minus 2, Nolan Derrico 5-minus 3, Christian Raasch 1-minus 10. SC, Hunter Luepke 8-137, Noah Zastrow 8-91, Calvin Lenz 6-48, Jonny Tomke 3-41, Jon Bauer 3-19, Hunter Hildebrandt 2-19, Elijah Welsh 2-14, Adam Walter 2-1, Collin Nieman 1-minus 3.Passing: Colby, N. Derrico 1-5-13-1, Stuttgen 1-3-2-0, Lea 0-3-0-0. SC, Lenz 5-8-101-0.Receiving: C, Leffel 1-13, Raatz 1-2. SC, Hildebrandt 2-24, Tim Bauer 1-39, Austin Post 1-20, Ryan Busse 1-18.Interceptions (defense): SC, Welsh.Punting: C, Raatz 4-38.8. SC, Caden Schillinger 2-21.5.Records: Colby 1-3, 1-2 Cloverbelt Conference; Spencer/Columbus 4-0 overall and Cloverbelt Conference.
There were other new challenges on the route, not seen before. “The race wasn’t just different for me this year,” Moolman-Pasio wrote on her blog, “it was a new route that included more climbing, an extra 20km, and the first climb up the Mur de Huy came half way through the race, much sooner than before. South African road cycling and time trial champion Ashleigh Moolman-Pasio continued her ascent in the cycling world when she finished on the podium in the prestigious La Fleche Wallonne Feminine one-day UCI World Cup race in Belgium last week. ‘Great team’“I also have a great team around me this year. We are a nice group of girls. Going into the race I knew that Carl, my family, my team and my country believed in me, and that’s what made all the difference on the race day.” 24 April 2013 ‘My favourite climb’“However, what hadn’t changed at all was the hard, steep climb to the finish line, at the top of my favourite climb, the Mur de Huy.” Moolman-Pasio will be racing in the three-day tour in Luxembourg this coming weekend, the Festival Luxembourgeois du Cyclisme Feminin Elsy Jacobs. Moolman-Pasio felt the final climb, on the Mur de Huy, the finishing line of the Fleche Wallonne since 1983 and of the La Fleche Wallonne Feminine since 1998, was ideally suited to her. In the women’s race, it has to be climbed twice. SAinfo reporter Staying out of trouble, Moolman-Pasio made it to the final climb in good position to challenge for a podium place. Nearing the end, she was in elite company, with London Olympic road race gold medallist Marianne Vos, Swedish star Emma Johansson, sixth in the London and a silver medal winner in the Beijing Olympics, and Elisa Longo Borghini, the bronze medallist in the road race at the 2012 World Championships. Stage race successA qualified chemical engineer, she has also shown her pedigree in stage races; last year she finished in the top 10 of the Giro d’Italia Internazionale Femminile, the toughest stage race in women’s road cycling. Photo finish“Vos attacked with Borghini not far behind her, as the road levelled out. I had to use everything to come back and, as Vos took the win, I drove it to a photo finish with Borghini for second. “I don’t like to be too vocal before races, I rather let my legs do the talking,” she said afterwards. “But deep down inside I had a good feeling. Carl (Pasio, her husband) and I have been training hard together, and leading into the race my power numbers looked very good. Interviewed shortly after finishing on the podium by Sean Badenhorst, Moolman- Pasio said: “As the first South African woman to podium at a World Cup, I dedicate this achievement to all the young aspiring cyclists, particularly the young women at home in South Africa, to remind them to keep believing in themselves and in their dreams! With hard work, commitment, passion and a little bit of faith, anything is possible!” Detailing the finish, the South African star wrote: “Nervous of going too hard and blowing completely, I held back a bit on the last steep part and suddenly I found myself on the back foot. Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material Moolman-Pasio, who races for the Belgian-based Lotto Belisol team and is currently based in Europe, said was quietly confident heading into the race, having finished fifth in the event last year. She was elated to finish third this time around. “As my teammates finished, it was still undecided whether I was second or third, but the whole team was so excited to be on the podium, it didn’t even matter.” The tour is part of her preparation for the bigger tours that she will be contesting later in the year, the biggest of which are the Tour of Spain (Emakumeen Bira Tour) in June, the Giro d’Italia Femminile (Giro Rosa) in July and the Route de France in August.