Lowry books US Open spot

first_img The Irishman finished runner-up to Rory McIlroy at Wentworth over the weekend, but put any disappointment to one side by carding an eight-under-par overall score in heavy wind and rain at Walton Heath Golf Club. He recorded a 69 on the new course on Monday morning before bettering that with a 67 on the old course to clinch one of the 14 qualifying places from the 105-man event. “It was really tough out there,” Lowry said on www.europeantour.com. “I played okay and putted really, really well. I holed a lot of six to eight footers for par and carried a lot of momentum in from yesterday to get the job done. “I just tried to play steady from there and not lose my head. It was tough last week and then 36 holes in this weather was very tough. “Majors are where I want to be playing. Last week I was comfortable competing down the stretch with the likes of Thomas Bjorn, Rory McIlroy and Luke Donald, so I’ve got a lot of confidence and I’ll take that with me to Pinehurst.” English duo Simon Griffiths and Graeme Storm and Scotland’s Chris Doak were among the nine players to automatically qualify alongside Lowry, with Niclas Fasth, Marcel Siem, Max Kieffer, Garth Mulroy, Shiv Kapur and Brooks Koepka also earning their place at the second major of the season. But six other players had to compete in a play-off for the four remaining spots. English duo Oliver Fisher and Tom Lewis, plus Andrea Pavan and Lucas Bjerregaard sealed their spots, meaning Morten Madsen and Danny Willett had to be content with alternate places. Among those who missed out was Harrington, who was tied for fourth at the 2012 US Open and is a two-time champion of the Open as well as the 2008 US PGA Championship winner. He carded a 75 and a 71. The Irishman remained upbeat, however, telling Sky Sports: “Definitely it wasn’t good, but I’m certainly putting that down to just a little bit of fatigue, it’s been a long couple of weeks. “I’m really positive about things, trying to to stay confident. Probably the most important thing is trying to stay upbeat and let it happen.” Ryder Cup-winning captain Jose Maria Olazabal, himself a two-time major winner, also finished outside the top 14 after finishing level with Harrington on a two over par overall score. Shane Lowry maintained his excellent form from the BMW PGA Championship as he booked his spot at next month’s US Open by winning the 36-hole qualifying event, but three-time major winner Padraig Harrington missed out. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Police and Riddim Squad into STAG Nations Cup quarter- finals

first_img….record emphatic wins over Berbice teamsGuyana Police Force (GPF) mauled Rosignol United 13-2, the biggest margin of victory to date, while Riddim Squad found good rhythm in disposing of another Berbice unit, Cougars 5-2 when round-of-16 play in the STAG Nations Cup knock-out football competition was played on Saturday night last at the #5 ground, West Coast Berbice.On a windy and damp night, none of the Berbice teams were able to fire and were sent packing from the competition,with only New Amsterdam United of the four left standing.Both the GPF and the Mocha, East Bank Demerara based Riddim Squad have booked their respective quarter finals in the tournament that is featuring clubs from five associations affiliated to the Guyana Football Federation which has sanctioned the tournament.It was evident from the first whistle of the night in both matches that the home teams would be in for a torrid time against more well-oiled units from Georgetown. GPF wasted little time in asserting their presence; by the end of the first half they were already in the ascendancy 7-2.Despite drawing first blood with a goal in the 8th minute through Oswin Carmichael, Rosignol looked out of sorts against the lawmen who did not spare their opponents as they made their presence felt as one of the favourite teams aiming to take home the top prize of $2 M.The GPF was gifted the equaliser in the 11th minute when Rosignol’s Keenon Rajgopaul scored against his team. Three minutes later, Kester Dundas nudged home the go ahead goal for the GPF which further increased the advantage when Quinsen Holder blasted the first of his hat-trick.Trying their best in this early stage of the match to keep close to the GPF, Calvin Mc Kenzie netted Rosignol’s second goal of the match with the score 3-2 in favour of the visitors;and even up to that point, the home fans felt that their countrymen would have toughed it out with the GPF.However, that was the last time they {Rosignol} were able to enjoy the delight of scoring as they were relegated to closely guarded invisible cells for the remainder of the match, much to the disappointment of the fans.It was all the GPF for the remainder of the match. Atto Wallace scored in the 26th minute and Junior Gordon in the 30th before Holder completed his three with back-to-back strikes in the 43rd and 44th minute.The other players to score were Dwayne Charles (47), Jermaine Castello (70), Grayson Barker 68, 84), Jermaine Grandison (90) and Rawle Turnell (90+2).The opening game was all Riddim Squad,who thumped a young Cougars, 5-2. To their credit, Cougars looked a very competitive side in the first half as they matched Riddim Squad play-for-play in a fast- paced game.Despite trailing by one goal, 1-2 at the half way mark, most felt that the second stanza of the match would have been fiercely contested but the lack of high-level competition finally put paid to the Cougars chances of getting past Riddm Squad.Riddim Squad scorers were Kevin Gordon (21min), Sceyon Hope (25 min), Dellon John (62min), Kevin Agard (79min), Teon Jones (90+3min). On target for Cougars were Trevon Hazel (40min) and Devon James (71 min).Two more round-of-16 matches are set for the Leonora Track and field Facility on Wednesday night when West Demerara’s Uitvlugt Warriors and Pouderoyen will be hosting Northern Rangers and Mahaica Determinators at 18:00hrs and 20:00hrs, respectively.last_img read more

US Basketball Team Set to Showcase Skills against Nigeria

first_imgNigeria’s national basketball team is set to take on the USA Men’s National Team tomorrow as part of the USA Basketball Showcase. Kwesé Free Sports, which is part of Econet Media’s Kwesé-branded platforms, has signed an agreement with the Nigerian Television Authority (NTA Network Service) to broadcast the game live at 01:00am Nigerian time (02:00 CAT).This means that anyone with a television will be able to tune in and watch the game anywhere in Nigeria for free. The official game can also be streamed live on the Kwesé Sports website and it will also be streamed via the Kwesé Sports Facebook page.“We are excited to be able to bring Nigerian fans all the action live from Houston.Our business is founded on the principle of giving African sports fans access to exclusive and premium sports content. Through this agreement with NTA, more fans will be able to engage with their national team and have access to live content from USA Basketball,” says Joe Hundah, CEO of Econet Media. According to NTA, this is a particularly important sports broadcast event for Nigeria. “This is a first for Nigerian basketball and for Nigerian TV. It is important because fans from all over the country will be able to view this live international game on NTA.Thanks must go to Econet Media and Kwesé Free Sports for choosing NTA as their broadcast partner for this game. I have no doubt that fans will be watching to support the national side and we are glad that we can bring the game to them in the most accessible way possible,” adds Abdulrahman ibn Mohammed, General Manager for Sports at NTA.This is the latest exciting development following Econet and the NBA in April announcing a multiyear partnership to provide the most expansive NBA coverage ever across sub-Saharan Africa beginning within the 2016-17 NBA season.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse shuts out Lindenwood on road, pulls to within 1 point of Mercyhurst in CHA standings

first_imgWith second place in the conference on the line, Syracuse (4-6-7, 3-1-3 College Hockey America) shut out Lindenwood (4-8-1, 3-3-1), 1-0, in front of a Lions crowd of 86 on Friday. The Orange earned its first road win of the season and kept its opponent scoreless for the first time all year.Just three minutes in, forward Jessica Sibley scored her sixth goal of the season for the Orange. Defenseman Akane Hosoyamada and forward Alysha Burriss assisted on the play.Sibley led the team with five shots and took 24 of SU’s 43 faceoffs.In the second period, Lindenwood had three power play opportunities, but SU killed off each one. Its penalty kill was 4-for-4 on the game, but its power play was 0-for-4.Backed by seven stops from goalie Jenn Gilligan, the Orange defense kept Lindenwood off the board again in the third period. Gilligan saved all 19 shots she faced on the night to complete the shutout.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU entered the game tied for second place in the CHA with Lindenwood, but now has sole possession of the spot and is only one point behind conference-leader Mercyhurst.Syracuse and Lindenwood will face off again on Saturday at 3 p.m. in St. Charles, Missouri.Compliled by Jon Mettus, staff writer, jrmettus@syr.edu. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on November 28, 2014 at 11:40 pmlast_img read more

Streets close around campus for summer

first_imgJust days removed from commencement and the end of spring semester, the university has begun work on nearly 50 summer construction projects, many of which will lead to street and building closures already affecting life on campus this summer.The summer construction schedule began Monday and is scattered throughout campus.Street closures, as a result of construction, include McClintock Avenue between Downey and Hellman ways and Childs Way between Trousdale Parkway and Figueroa Street.Graphic by Jovanna Tosello | Summer TrojanDowney will also be inaccessible near the Hedco Neuro Sciences Building.Major renovations, or “capital construction development” projects, are planned at 22 different locations, including Kaprielian Hall and Stoops Hall, as well as starting construction on the new student health center.Reaction to the increased construction and street closure has been mixed from students who will need to access campus during the summer months.Kamron Hakemy, a junior majoring in international relations [global business] who lives at Tuscany Apartments on Figueroa Street, said the street closures would affect the time it takes to get ontocampus.“Even when USC isn’t in session, the campus is very populated,” Hakemy said. “The closures will definitely make the trip to campus longer.”Hakemy also mentioned the reduced traffic pattern on campus would likely cause increased traffic concerns on the streets surrounding USC.Other students were more accepting of the summer construction and closures and welcomed the improvements to campus.“I’ve already been warned that USC means the ‘University of Summer Construction,’ so I’m prepared for it,” said Nakul Joshi, a sophomore majoring in computer science and taking classes this summer. “I’m confident that every effort has been made to keep it safe.”The construction and street closures could also impact tourists and prospective undergraduates, according to students.“Tour guides are not able to show visitors as much of the campus and buildings as they’d like to,” said Preksha Daga, a sophomore majoring in biomedical engineering who will work at the Office of Admissions this summer.Gate 3 (McCarthy Way) will also be partially inaccessible until June 30, according to an email sent to the university community by USC Transportation.All road closures and traffic restrictions will be lifted by August 15 at the latest, according to the email.last_img read more

Maria Sharapova Handed Wild Card Entry Into This Month’s US Open

first_imgFive-time Grand Slam champion, Maria Sharapova, have been handed a wild card entry to the 2017 US Open.Sharapova, who tested positive to heart disease drug meldonium at the 2016 Australian Open, will participate in her first grand slam since her 15 months doping ban..@MariaSharapova is part of the field that will receive a wild card for the 2017 #USOpen. See entire women’s list: https://t.co/9VfuwCcyoM pic.twitter.com/hb2RUVK6z7— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 15, 2017The 30-year-old Russian pulled out of the Cincinnati Masters as “a precaution for the US Open”, and was also eligible to play at last month’s Wimbledon due to her world ranking but missed out through injury.A delighted Sharapova thanked the US Open for the opportunity, describing it as “special”.Thank you, @usopen. This is so so special. #goosebumps https://t.co/MnolaaqKsN— Maria Sharapova (@MariaSharapova) August 15, 2017The US Open will commence from 28 August until 10 September at Flushing Meadows.RelatedCincinnati Open: Maria Sharapova Pulls Out Due To InjuryAugust 13, 2017In “Sports”Maria Sharapova: Five-time Grand Slam Champion Retires From Tennis At 32February 26, 2020In “Featured”2019 US Open: Williams vs Sharapova In Mouthwatering First Round ClashAugust 23, 2019In “Sports”last_img read more

Phillies’ Gabe Kapler blasts Braves after Rhys Hoskins hit by pitch

first_imgMORE: Watch ‘ChangeUp,’ a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZN”It really pisses me off when balls go off Rhys Hoskins’ chin,” Kapler said, Philly.com. “Really bugs me.”Kapler added Hoskins was knocked down three times in the series and that he was the “heartbeat” of the Phillies.Hoskins also was upset by the pitch, admitting he called Carle “a few bad names” on the way to first base. However, he said later he didn’t think Carle intentionally beaned him.“I don’t know if there was intent behind it,” Hoskins said. “Given the situation of the game, it doesn’t seem that there was, but you never know.” Gabe Kapler has a bone to pick with the Braves.The Phillies manager blasted Atlanta after the team’s 5-1 win at home over Braves pitcher Shane Carle’s high pitch that drilled Rhys Hoskins in the shoulder. Is was speculated Bryce Harper’s home run two pitches earlier could have prompted the hit, but Hoskins seemed to dismiss that, as well.When Kapler was asked about this season versus the Braves compared to last season, where Philadelphia dropped two of its last three games against Atlanta, he had a simple answer.“Two different ballclubs,” Kapler said. “The energy is obviously much, much different.”last_img read more

Wellington Police notes: Friday, June 20 – Sunday, June 22, 2014

first_imgSaturday, June 21, 2014•3:20 a.m. Officers investigated criminal use of a weapon in the 300 block E. Lincoln, Wellington.•6:15 p.m. Juvenile male, 17, Wellington, was issued a notice to appear and charged with speeding 40 mph in a 30 mph zone and no proof of insurance. Wellington Police notes for Friday, June 20 to Sunday, June 22, 2014: Friday, June 20, 2014•10:22 a.m. Lonnie M. Seyfert, 45, Wellington was arrested, charged and bonded with violation of protection order, criminal trespass and domestic battery.•11:17 a.m. Cheyne M. Seyfert, 24, Wellington was served a summons to appear for reckless driving.•1:09 p.m. Non-Injury, private property accident in the 1100 block W. 8th, Wellington involved vehicles operated by Teresa L. Blake,44, Milan, and Waneta J. Todd, 80, Wellington.•3:02 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a tablet in the 1300 block N. Ontario Ct, Wellington. Sunday, June 22, 2014•8:16 a.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property in the 1500 block N. Olive, Wellington.•12 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to property – realty signs – in the 600 block N. Gardner, Wellington.•12 p.m. Officers took a report of found yard tools in the 1000 block W. 8th, Wellington.•12:55 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a mailbox in the 400 block N Woodlawn, Wellington.1:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a mailbox in the 600 block W. 22nd, Wellington.•1:24 p.m. Officers investigated  criminal damage to a mailbox post in the 600 block of W. 22nd, Wellington.•1:24 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to a mailbox in the 600 block of W 22nd, Wellington.•3:40 p.m. Endia M. Hands, 21, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.•8:55 p.m. Officers investigated driving while license is suspended and improper turn signal in the 200 block W. 13th, Wellington.•8:55 p.m. Tara J. Seago, 34, Wichita was issued a notice to appear charged with driving while license is suspended and improper turn signal.last_img read more

Torn ACL sidelines Pittsburgh’s Johnson for season

first_imgPittsburgh’s Durand Johnson (5) shoots over Cal Poly’s Zach Gordon in the first half of the NCAA college basketball game on Saturday, Dec. 21, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic)PITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh sophomore forward Durand Johnson will miss the rest of the season after tearing the ACL and meniscus in his right knee in Saturday’s win over Wake Forest.The 6-foot-6 Johnson was injured while driving to the basket with 5:30 remaining in Pittsburgh’s 80-65 victory. He was fouled on the play and made two free throws before leaving. He is expected to undergo surgery within the next week and to be back in 9 to 12 months.Johnson was blossoming as Pitt’s sixth man, averaging 8.8 points and 3.0 rebounds. He is second on the Panthers (15-1, 3-0 ACC) with 22 3-pointers.Pitt coach Jamie Dixon says he is “heartbroken” over Johnson’s injury.The Panthers play at Georgia Tech on Tuesday.last_img read more