Fourth case of Coronavirus confirmed in South Florida

first_imgFORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The Florida Department of Health announced a new case of the coronavirus (COVID-19) in South Florida.A 69-year-old woman in Broward County has tested positive for the virus.She is the third positive case of the virus associated with Port Everglades and the fourth in Broward.She is in isolation and will remain there until she is clear.The Florida Department of Health recommends all individuals experiencing symptoms, who have recently traveled through Port Everglades, to immediately contact their County Health Department or health care provider and self-isolate for 14 Days.Get the latest information about coronavirus in Florida by clicking here.last_img

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Update on the latest sports

first_img— Players from Spanish league clubs will be allowed to resume training on Monday as Spain eases some of the lockdown measures that had been in place because of the pandemic. The government is allowing players to train individually at the clubs’ facilities while observing a series of safety measures pre-established by the league and local authorities. The league prepared a detailed four-phase training protocol that has already been distributed to clubs. Smaller group sessions and full squad sessions are likely to be allowed in the coming weeks.— A men’s pole vault competition featuring three of the event’s biggest names has resulted in a tie for the gold medal. Mondo Duplantis of Sweden and Renaud Lavillenie of France each cleared a height of 16 feet 36 times over a span of 30 minutes. Both had one miss. Sam Kendricks of the United States wound up third by clearing the bar 26 times. Each man competed from his own backyard.MLB-OBIT-KEOUGHMatt Keough, former A’s pitcher and executive, dies at 64OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Former Oakland Athletics pitcher and special assistant Matt Keough (KEE’-oh) has died at age 64. May 3, 2020 The Associated Press reported earlier this week that Edmonton and Toronto were being looked at as possible “hockey pod” cities that could host the remainder of the NHL season during the summer months. Games would be played in air-conditioned arenas without fans.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic:— William Byron showed he’s the sharpest gamer in NASCAR’s iRacing Series with his third victory in four events. Byron passed Timmy Hill with seven laps remaining at virtual Dover International Speedway, where NASCAR had been scheduled to race Sunday. The Hendrick Motorsports driver has consistently been the best of the NASCAR professionals in simulated racing. Hendrick drivers have won four straight iRacing events, including Alex Bowman’s victory last week at virtual Talladega Superspeedway.— A team executive in the Premier League says the EPL could face years of legal challenges if this season is not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parish offered public support for the league’s “Project Restart” plans after Brighton and West Ham expressed concerns about teams being forced to play their remaining games in neutral stadiums. The league is working with the government to find a safe way of players resuming group training and playing games by June at the earliest.— Italy’s Serie A soccer clubs have been cleared to resume training this week on an individual basis following a clarification from the Italian government. The government had said last week that athletes in individual sports could resume training Monday and teams on May 18. That sparked confusion and frustration from Serie A clubs, which pointed out that their players would be allowed to train individually in public parks but not inside team training centers. Serie A has been suspended since March 9, when the government ordered a nationwide lockdown. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-NEWSChiefs work out deal with undrafted PattersonUNDATED (AP) — The Kansas City Chiefs have picked up additional quarterback depth by working out a contract with undrafted free agent Shea Patterson. Keough spent 10 seasons in the majors, breaking in with the 1977 A’s and playing for the Yankees, Cardinals and Cubs before ending up with the Astros in 1986. He was an All-Star as a rookie in 1978 and led the American League with 18 losses in 1982.Keough was 58-84 with a 4.17 ERA in 215 big league games, including 175 starts.Keough pitched in Japan for the Hanshin Tigers from 1987-90, going 45-44 with a 3.73 ERA.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6center_img The former Michigan signal-caller started all 26 games for the Wolverines over the past two seasons after transferring from Mississippi. Patterson threw for 3,061 yards with 23 touchdowns and eight interceptions last year and finished with 45 scoring passes with the Wolverines.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNHL border battle?UNDATED (AP) — The NHL could have trouble getting non-Canadian resident players into that country should the league decide to resume the 2019-20 season soon.Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Sunday that players would at a minimum need to follow quarantine protocols if they were to arrive in Canada while the border remains closed due to the pandemic. Trudeau said anyone who arrives from another country will have to follow all the rules of quarantine in an extremely strict manner. However, he added that an agreement between Canada and the NHL hasn’t been brokered. Associated Press Update on the latest sportslast_img read more

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NBB of C Elevates Three Kwara Boxers to Professional Rank  …

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Hammed Shittu in IlorinThe Nigeria Boxing Board of Control (NBB of C) at the weekend elevated three amateur boxers in Kwara State to become professional boxers in the country.President of NBB of C, Dr Rafiu Ladipo who announced the elevation named the trio to include Alaba Omotola, Uhibudon Okafor and Abolade Akintunde. The new professional were among the 13 amateur boxers that emerged at the two-day boxing tournament sponsored by MultiChoice -GOTV held at the indoor sports hall of Kwara State Stadium Complex, Ilorin.Speaking at the closing of the tournament, Dr Ladipo said that MultiChoice GOTV who are the sponsors of the tournament decided to move it to various places in the country because it believed that Nigeria has lots of potentials.He said, “This competition started in 2017, we have gone to places including Ibadan, Abeokuta, Lagos, Benin, Kano and Ilorin because we believe that we have potentials and World champions can come from those areas”.He advised those that were successful in the tournament to continue to train and imbibe discipline adding that boxing is a discipline sports and urged those that were not selected in this tournament to continue to train and correct where they went wrong in preparation for future events.Ladipo said, ” For the 27 participants who were not selected in this competition, you should not be discouraged, you have to continue to train and correct where you go wrong.“To those selected, it is the beginning of a journey, if you want to take boxing as a profession and you want to become professional boxers, you have to continue to train and imbibe discipline, boxing is a discipline sports”, he said.Ms Jennifer Ukoh, Public Relations Manager, GOtv said that the boxing tournament which started in 2016 was aimed at imparting skills and knowledge in the youth who constituted larger percentage of the population of the country.The Coordinator of the competition, Johnson Bamidele said that 20 bouts were held in the two days competition adding that 40 amateur boxers took part out of which 13 were successful while three were elevated go professional.Bamidele said that MultiChoice would foot the registration and licence fee of the three elevated boxers.He therefore advised other boxers who could not make the final choice should not relent in their efforts saying that, they can still make it the nearest future of the competition.Meanwhile, some boxers who could not make the list were given consolation prizes by the organisers as a way of motivating them ahead of future participation.last_img read more

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Gridiron: BCS top 2 intact; who’s No. 3?

first_imgThirteen weeks ofthe 2007 college football season have passed; now only one remains. Week 14will determine conference champions and shore up the BCS picture. Following anLSU triple-overtime loss to Arkansas last Saturday, the BCS championship —after weeks of chaos and controversy — has squared itself up, with a clear-cutNo. 1 and No. 2: Missouri and West Virginia.Or has it?It’s true, few will argue the Tigers and Mountaineers deservethe top two spots. But what happens if either team loses this Saturday?  Missouri takes on Oklahoma — the only team tobeat it this season — and West Virginia battles Pittsburgh. Should either teamlose, who is poised to take its spot to play for the title? Let’s take a lookat the candidates:No. 3 Ohio State(11-1)Key Wins: at Purdue, at Penn State, Wisconsin, at MichiganKey Loss: IllinoisThe Buckeyes put up an impressive résumé a sub-par Big Tenthis season. All four of their key wins listed above occurred when each ofthose teams were ranked in the AP Top 25. A loss at home against Illinoishurts, but because of the Illini’s success this season, it wasn’t devastating.The lack of a Big Ten Championship game hurts the Buckeyesin terms of strength of schedule. However, it would only be a rematch againstMichigan, a team Ohio State beat just two weeks ago in the Big House. The Bucksdidn’t play anyone worth noting out of conference, but four wins against rankedopponents speaks for itself. Should either Missouri or West Virginia loseSaturday, Ohio State will be in position to play for the national title againthis year.No. 6 Virginia Tech(10-2)Key Wins: at Clemson, at VirginiaKey Losses: at LSU, Boston CollegeBecause Miami and Florida State played as poorly as they didthis season, the ACC was mediocre at best when compared to the other powerhouseconferences. However, while Ohio State was beating up on Akron in Week 2, theHokies were traveling to Baton Rouge to take on then-No. 2 LSU, which begs thequestion: Should Virginia Tech be penalized for a loss against a top-tier team,when it could have scheduled a game against Kent State (another Ohio Stateopponent)? Had the Hokies done that, they’d be sitting pretty in the BCSstandings, and a win Saturday would guarantee them a spot in the title game.Now they’re on the outside looking in, staring the Eagles in the face for theACC Championship and an automatic BCS entrance. While the Hokies take onHeisman hopeful Matt Ryan and BC, the Buckeyes will be sitting in their livingrooms watching, rooting for the Eagles, because should the Hokies winconvincingly, they could make a case for leapfrogging No. 3 Ohio State.No. 5 Kansas (11-1)Key Win: at Kansas StateKey Loss: MissouriA one-loss season in the Big 12 is always impressive. But ifthere’s a way to make it as unimpressive as possible, the Jayhawks did it thisyear. KU avoided Oklahoma, Texas and Texas Tech on its schedule this season,making schedule that much weaker. Its scenario is very similar to Wisconsin’slast season, when the Badgers finished 11-1 without playing Ohio State orbeating a ranked opponent. Kansas did beat Kansas State on the road when theWildcats were ranked No. 24, but that’s it; its four non-conference games werenothing to brag about. The Jayhawks’ chance to prove to the nation that theyare for real escaped them last Saturday night when Missouri dismantled them onnational television. Kansas had a miracle season and should play in a BCS bowl,but there’s no way they can surpass Ohio State (or Virginia Tech, should theybeat BC) as the next in line, without winning its own division and earning aspot in the Big 12 Championship game.No. 7 LSU (10-2) andNo. 9 Oklahoma (10-2)Both teams will be playing in their respective conferencechampionship games Saturday, but with two losses each, neither has a realisticchance at landing a spot in the national championship game. A win for eitherteam will give them an automatic bid to a BCS bowl game, but because OhioState’s season is over with just one loss, neither team deserves to pass theBucks with a win Saturday.No. 12 Hawaii (11-0)Not even an undefeated season is good enough for theWarriors to play for the national championship just based on the fact that theWAC is so weak. In the future, Hawaii will have to play at least two top-notchnon-conference games if it wants to qualify to play for the national title.That said, should Colt Brennan and company get by Washington Saturday, theyshould earn an at-large bid into a BCS bowl game; if Boise State can beatOklahoma in last year’s Fiesta Bowl, Hawaii could do some damage against alegitimate opponent as well.Others that fell victim to tough non-conference schedules:No. 14 Tennessee(9-3)With the SEC as competitive as it is, why on earth would theVols schedule an opening game at California? Fortunately for UT, they were ableto salvage the SEC East title, meaning a win against LSU will give them anautomatic BCS bid. However, a fourth loss will hurt them in terms of a non-BCSbowl bid. Considering its conference schedule, Tennessee’s risk vastlyoutweighed the reward when scheduling a game against Cal.No. 15 Illinois (9-3)Because the Big Ten is now wide open below Ohio State,the Illini must be kicking themselves for scheduling a Week 1 matchup againstMissouri. Granted, no one knew the Tigers would be this good this season, butat 10-2 Illinois would have a Rose Bowl appearance all but locked up shouldeither Missouri or West Virginia fall Saturday. There’s still an outside chancethat they will play in Pasadena come January. However, since the Rose Bowl isno longer exclusively Big Ten versus Pac-10, nothing is certain.last_img read more

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USG executive officer removed

first_imgStone said there will be another executive cabinet meeting to discuss USG’s contingency plan for fulfilling the regular responsibilities of the senior director of programming for the remainder of the semester. In the meantime, he said it was important to maintain this professional courtesy for Houston while also being transparent about the presidential removal process. “We signed on because we firmly believe that USG and its programming board should be as inclusive and as diverse as possible,” Viotto said. “We loved the amendment that [the] Senate had voted on to promote that inclusivity and diversity and wanted to make sure the language remains the same.” Houston expressed concern that the new process of incorporating assemblies would place a financial burden on the programming branch and make it difficult to accommodate the needs of existing committees. Montana Houston, former senior director of programming, was removed after several assemblies under the programming branch co-signed a statement detailing complaints against her. (Catherine Liang | Daily Trojan) Houston assumed the senior director of programming position in February 2019 after she was appointed by Stone and Tahsin following their election win.  President Trenton Stone would not disclose the circumstances of the violation. Former Undergraduate Student Government Executive Officer Montana Houston was removed from her position as senior director of programming Tuesday following violation of USG policy and complaints from USG-affiliated assemblies. The decision came after several assemblies under the programming branch sent a joint statement to the executive cabinet outlining frustrations with her proposed amendment regarding the incorporation of new assemblies.  “We’ve had conversations in the past over numerous weeks, the fall semester and spring semester,” Stone said. “And this is the first formal complaint from the group as a whole. But there have been conversations and attempts to make adjustments over a number of weeks.”  Stone declined to comment on the content of the complaints, citing professional courtesy, but mentioned that they had been brought to the attention of the cabinet on multiple occasions.  Eleonora Viotto, director of the Political Student Assembly, said the assembly signed the letter along with other cultural groups in solidarity with organizations that benefit from the bylaw, including the Native American Student Union. center_img The original bylaw, which was approved in a USG meeting in early February, stipulated that for an assembly to be recognized under USG, the organization would have to provide either the signatures of five presidents of member organizations looking for incorporation or a petition signed by one registered student organization president and 50 or more current undergraduate students. Houston’s amendment, in reference to this section, would eliminate the second option. Houston said she received disparaging treatment from USG members for her opinions on changing the bylaws, referencing a hostile work environment.  “I think there’s a balance of respecting the privacy of [Houston] and the different things that have occurred, as well as the privacy of the programming directors and assistant directors that sent the dissent letter,” Stone said. “There’s no requirement for us to [notify] the entire organization or the student body by any means, but I think [it is] in the best interest of just keeping everyone in the loop and trying to be communicative.”  Assemblies, such as the Latinx Student Assembly and the Queer and Ally Student Assembly, drafted and signed the letter sent to Stone and Vice President Mahin Tahsin after Tuesday’s Senate meeting. LSA and QuASA declined to comment further on the complaints outlined in the letter.  Stone said Houston’s removal was decided by a majority vote of executives after the joint statement requested their official intervention. This process is guided by the USG bylaws, which outline the removal of a presidentially appointed USG member by the executive cabinet.  “I was a target because I kind of supported different views, and I was targeted personally about my intelligence by my fellow [executive] members,” Houston said. “The sentiment grew from a very intellectual discourse that was really respectful.” Houston’s proposed amendment would change how future assemblies are incorporated within the programming branch and how they are differentiated from committees.  NASU members presented their support of the resolution in the February meeting’s open forum, acknowledging their appreciation of the opportunity to take advantage of more resources guaranteed by USG recognition.last_img read more

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Super Bowl 53: Bill Belichick’s Patriots could easily be 0-8 in Super Bowls … or 8-0

first_imgIt truly is amazing that Belichick is pursuing his sixth Super Bowl win when almost 40 percent of a 32-team league has no Super Bowl wins.Or … would it be even more amazing if Belichick’s Super Bowl record were 0-8 – and not 5-3 – heading into Sunday’s game? Related News Before Patriots fans come looking for me … Or if he were 8-0?Seriously. Every one of the Patriots’ Super Bowls under Belichick has been close. In a game that was once so closely associated with blowouts, not one Patriots win – or loss – has been by more than eight points. The average margin of victory in Belichick’s five wins is 3.8, with his largest margin of victory, six, coming in overtime against the Falcons two years ago. The average margin in the three losses is five points, with the largest spread in last year’s 41-33 shootout loss to the Eagles.For some teams, a play or two somewhere within a 60-minute game is the differentiator. Not for Belichick. More often than not it has been one of the last plays of the game.Let’s take a look, and you will see just how close Belichick could be to either 0-8 or 8-0.Super Bowl 36, February 3, 2002: Patriots 20, Rams 17The Rams overcame a 17-3 fourth-quarter deficit and tied the score with 1:30 to play in regulation. With no timeouts, a young quarterback named Tom Brady drove the Patriots down the field, and Adam Vinatieri kicked a 48-yard field goal as time expired. “The Greatest Show on Turf” loses despite outgaining the Patriots 427 yards to 267.Super Bowl 38, February 1, 2004: Patriots 32, Panthers 29This time the Pats win with time to spare … 4 seconds. That’s how much time is left on the clock when Vinatieri connects on a 41-yard field goal.Super Bowl 39: February 6, 2005: Patriots, 24, Eagles 21Although the game is tied 14-14 going into the fourth quarter, this one didn’t have a nail-biter of an ending. The Eagles’ final points, on a touchdown pass, came with 1:48 to play to make it 24-21. Still, it’s another three-point game that is decided late. If you want to split hairs, this is the one Belichick Super Bowl that might stand in the way of him being 0-8.Super Bowl 42: February 3, 2008: Giants 17, Patriots 14Two words: Helmet catch. We can stop right now and go on to Super Bowl 46 … but we won’t. The Patriots were chasing a 19-0 season, and only a miracle play prevented it from happening. With the Giants trailing 14-10 and facing a 3rd-and-5 on their 44-yard line, QB Eli Manning escaped the Patriots’ pass rush and flung the ball downfield where David Tyree made an amazing catch, pinning the ball to his helmet as he fell to the ground. The play went for 32 yards. With 39 seconds left, Manning hit Plaxico Burress for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Oh … and on the play before Tyree’s catch, Patriots cornerback Asante Samuel let what looked like a sure interception slip through his hands.Super Bowl 46: February 5, 2012: Giants 21, Patriots 17Oh, those pesky Giants. The Patriots led 17-9 in the third quarter, and with the score 17-15, Manning drove the Giants 88 yards with Ahmad Bradshaw capping the drive with a 6-yard run with 57 seconds left. On the first play of the drive, in the shadow of his end zone, Manning completed an amazing 38-yard pass to Mario Manningham down the left sideline between two defenders.Super Bowl 49: February 1, 2015: Patriots 28, Seahawks 24If you are Seahawks fan, skip to the next game. In one of the most amazing turn of events in Super Bowl history — maybe even American sports history — the Seahawks inexplicably call a pass play from the Patriots’ 1-yard line with 26 seconds on the clock, and Malcom Butler intercepts Russell Wilson. On the play before, Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch, in full “Beast Mode,” had powered forward for 4 yards on first down. To this day, fans still can’t believe coach Pete Carroll and offensive coordinator Darrell Bevell bypassed another Beast Mode run. That’s all fans except for Patriots fans.Super Bowl 51: February 5, 2017: Patriots 34, Falcons 28 (OT)If you are a Falcons fan, skip to the next game. Atlanta led 28-3 midway through the third quarter … and we all know what happened next. Brady led the remarkable comeback, with the Patriots tying the score with 57 seconds left in regulation. Then the Patriots won the coin toss at the start of overtime … and we all know what happened next (because we just saw it against Kansas City in the AFC championship game). Brady engineered a 75-yard drive, capped by James White’s 2-yard run. Game over. Another razor-thin win for the Patriots and Belichick.Super Bowl 52: February 4, 2018: Eagles 41, Patriots 33No miracles this time. The Patriots go ahead 33-32 with 9:22 to play, but the storybook finish goes to the Eagles and their backup quarterback, Nick Foles. But the outcome is in doubt until the game’s final play, a Hail Mary by Brady from the New England 49 that doesn’t connect. History accurately records the Patriots’ Super Bowl record at 5-3 under Belichick. But it easily could be different. Both better … and worse.Where will Sunday’s game rank? Judging by Belichick’s Super Bowl history, we won’t know that until the last play of the game.Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. ET (CBS). Super Bowl 53: Why the Patriots will wincenter_img One topic of discussion in the lead up to Super Bowl 53 has been where a victory Sunday against the Rams would rank for Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Good question. After all, this is Belichick’s ninth Super Bowl, and he has won five of them.But first, stop for a moment to consider those numbers: Nine Super Bowls. Five wins. Twelve NFL franchises have never won a Super Bowl. 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Avalanche sign J.T. Compher to 4-year deal; Mikko Rantanen still waiting

first_imgWe have signed JT Compher to a four-year deal.#GoAvsGo https://t.co/7KJUgmzCeG— Colorado Avalanche (@Avalanche) July 17, 2019Compher scored 16 goals and added 16 assists for the Avalanche last season finishing fifth and 10th, respectively, on the team in the two categories.”J.T. has been one of our most versatile forwards over the past two years,” Avalanche executive vice president and general manager Joe Sakic said in a release. “He plays on our power play, kills penalties and has played up and down our lineup. He has scored some big goals late in games and we are counting on him to have an even more expanded role moving forward. We are excited to have him under contract for the next four seasons.” Related News As of now, the Avalanche have not given him a deal and many restricted free agents remain in limbo across the league as Mitch Marner, Patrik Laine and Matthew Tkachuk are all still waiting for contracts.We’ll see how long all of these players will have to wait for their deals. The Avalanche gave a young forward a new contract Wednesday, and no, it wasn’t Mikko Rantanen.Colorado signed 24-year-old J.T. Compher to a four-year, $14 million deal, the team announced. This was Compher’s second full season with the club. He scored 13 goals and added 10 assists in his first full year with the team following a 21-game stint in 2016-17.This is an important deal for the Avalanche in that they lock up one of their better young players, who was a second-round pick in 2013, but it does beg another question — when will the team figure out Rantanen’s contract situation?Rantanen is coming off of a career year in which he scored 31 goals and added 56 assists, but he remains a restricted free agent who is either waiting for a new deal or an offer sheet to be placed on him from another team. NHL trade news: Blackhawks acquire Zack Smith from Senators for Artem Anisimovlast_img read more

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Australian Spoons triumph for Northern pair

first_img Golfing partners Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb scored a success for the North when they won the national final of the Australian Spoons competition at Wilmslow, Cheshire.The pair, from Rudding Park Golf Club in Yorkshire, beat partnerships representing the other five England Golf regions. They scored 32 points to take the honours in the stableford foursomes competition for players with handicaps of 15 and over.It’s their biggest golfing success and Jean, who plays off 18, described it as “exciting.” Sandra, a 15-handicapper, added: “We really didn’t expect to win and when we realised that we had it was a bit overwhelming. We couldn’t take it in!“It’s been a thoroughly enjoyable experience and I’d recommend anyone to take part in the Australian Spoons. We’ve been extremely well looked after.”The finalists are the overnight guests of England Golf and, after the competition, they had tea with past President Sue Johnson.The Rudding Park pair played to their handicaps on the front nine but found the last few holes of the inward half challenging. However their score was two points ahead of their closest challengers.Sandra took up golf only in 2010, when she retired from the police force. “I’ve always been sports mad. When I gave up work a friend invited me to Rudding Park, just for a go, and I loved it so I joined,” she said. She was ladies’ captain last year. Jean has played for almost 10 years and together the pair have enjoyed local successes.The finalists were:Sandra Taylor and Jean Lamb of Rudding Park, Yorkshire, representing the NorthKerry Variava and Joanne Smith of Charnwood Forest, Leicestershire, representing  Midlands NorthElaine Osbourne and Tricia Ainsbury of Burstead, Essex, representing the EastJean Rockall and Jayne Begley of Saunton, Devon, representing the South WestLynn Lambert and Victoria Westgarth of Windlesham, Surrey, representing the SouthMary Evans and Bryony Travill of Brampton Heath, Northamptonshire, representing  Midlands SouthCaption: Sandra (left) and Jean (right) are pictured with England Golf past President Sue Johnson (image © Leaderboard Photography). 20 Sep 2013 Australian Spoons triumph for Northern pair last_img read more

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Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph

first_img Gloucestershire’s Ffion Tynan beat par today to make up a four shot deficit and win the English U14 girls’ open championship on the Signature course at The Nottinghamshire.The 13-year-old birdied the last two holes for one-under par 71. She finished six over par for the 54 hole championship and four shots clear of joint runners up, Elena Moosmann of Switzerland and overnight co-leader Kirttu Hiltunen of Finland. Zainab Jeppe (Mill Green) was fourth on 11-over.Tynan, from Minchinhampton, said: “It means a lot to me to win this, it just shows I can do it.”Her attitude today was straightforward: “I was four shots off the lead and just thinking ‘go out and have fun and do what you can do.’ I knew I could shoot a low score.”She set out to play par golf, but did better than that, reaching the turn with eight pars and one birdie. She dropped her first shot on the 11th with a three-putt and had another bogey on the 16th before finishing in style, holing a 25ft putt on the 17th and 10-footer on 18.“I was really excited,” she said. “On the 18th I just gave it a go, I had nothing to lose.”Tynan started golf five years ago, having tried the game while on holiday in America. “I went to a golf camp and they said I had talent and to keep practising when I got home.”Moosmann scored one-over 73 today while Kirtunen dropped back with seven-over 79. Annabell Fuller (Roehampton), who also shared the lead after 36 holes, had her challenge derailed when she hit three balls out of bounds on the par five 11th, notching up a 14. Despite that, she returned a score of 80, playing the other 17 holes in one-under par.Click here for full scoresImage copyright Leaderboard Photography 28 Jul 2016 Ffion birdies her way to U14 triumph last_img read more

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Kyrie Irving on flat-Earth comments: ‘I’m sorry’

first_imgBOSTON (AP) — Kyrie Irving offered a simple message to science teachers Monday. “I’m sorry,” the Boston Celtics star said.And with that, Irving made clear that he regrets publicly saying that the Earth is flat.Speaking Monday at the Forbes Under 30 summit in Boston, the flat-Earth topic that Irving inserted himself into last year was discussed — and the All-Star guard said he didn’t realize the effect that his claim would have once it went public.“To all the science teachers, everybody coming up to me like, ‘You know I’ve got to reteach my whole curriculum?’ I’m sorry,” Irving said, as the room attending his session laughed. “I apologize. I apologize.”Irving said he’s since learned certain thoughts are best kept in “intimate conversations.”This whole saga started in February 2017, when Irving questioned whether the Earth is flat on a podcast that came out shortly before All-Star weekend that year in New Orleans. It became a major story and even NBA Commissioner Adam Silver — who, like Irving, went to Duke — was asked to offer his opinion.“Kyrie and I went to the same college,” Silver said then. “He may have taken some different courses.”Irving indicated in the days and months that followed the podcast that he initially made the remarks to promote conversation and prove a point how stories in this social-media age can spread rapidly. But thenhe told The New York Times in early June of this year that he was not completely sure whether the Earth was flat or round.“I do research on both sides,” Irving said at the time. “I’m not against anyone that thinks the Earth is round. I’m not against anyone that thinks it’s flat. I just love hearing the debate.”He said Monday he’d like to have the matter put to rest, and noted that this escapade was a good lesson of how words that come from influential people can have enormous power.“At the time, I was like huge into conspiracies,” Irving said. “And everybody’s been there.”Other NBA superstars, including Irving’s “Uncle Drew” movie co-star Shaquille O’Neal, entered the flat-Earth fray in recent months. O’Neal once echoed Irving’s stance, that the Earth is flat.“But I was playing,” O’Neal told AP earlier this year.___More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/tag/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Boston Celtics guard Kyrie Irving reacts during the first quarter of a preseason basketball game against the Charlotte Hornets in Boston, Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)last_img read more

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