Durkan stroll for Arvika

first_img Arvika Ligeonniere’s owner Rich Ricci told At The Races: “He jumped really well, he has really come on from his novice season. “It’s a shame was happened to Sir Des Champs but he’s up and around which is good and it’s a pity Flemenstar wasn’t here for Punchestown. “Our lad was good today and I’m not sure if anything would have beaten him. “When he attacks his fences he is beautiful to watch. It’s a lovely thing to see. “I’m not sure what we will do now, but he seems a different horse this season to me. “We talked about dropping him back in trip just after the race. There’s the Dial-A-Bet Chase (Leopardstown, December 27) and a two-five race at Ascot (Betfair Ascot Chase, February 15) coming up. I’d be happy to drop him back (in trip). “He’s more exciting to watch over the shorter distances.” Russell missed the winning ride on Bright New Dawn in the Setanta Sports 1Euro Offer Beginners Chase. Bryan Cooper made the most of the opportunity on the Dessie Hughes’s-trained six-year-old, who making his debut over bigger obstacles. Bright New Dawn made all the running but the 5-4 favourite had to fight off the Mullins representative Dogora. The four-year-old, receiving 12lb, put in a strong bid after the last but Bright New Dawn was always just holding him on the dash to the line as he prevailed by half a length. Cooper told At The Races: “We’ve always held him in high regard and chasing was always going to be his game. “He had to work hard for it, but I would have been happier if Ruby (on Dogora) had come to me going to the last. I could have done with a bit of company. He was idling, but got the job done. “My lad in a proper true-run race is when you will see the best of him. It was his first run of the season. He was only a length and three-quarters behind Champagne Fever on hurdles form and on that evidence he has held his ability so we can go down that route.” Cooper and Hughes were completing a double, having struck with Apache Jack (5-4 favourite) in the 2014 Annual Membership Maiden Hurdle and looked set to claim a treble with Canaly in the Weatherbys Ireland GSB Handicap Chase but he was caught on the line by Walsh on Daring Article (5-2 favourite). Hughes said: “He always looked like he’d make a chaser but it’s nice to see it happen. He’s in the three-mile Grade One (Topaz Novice Chase) at Christmas, and more than likely that’s where he’ll go. “Hopefully he’ll go on from that and it was a good first run over fences. The second horse had already run and we were giving him 12lb. He jumped well.” Press Association Arvika Ligeonniere enjoyed a facile success for the Willie Mullins team after stablemate Sir Des Champs made an early exit in the John Durkan Memorial Punchestown Chase at the County Kildare track. The 4-7 favourite never looked in any danger with Ruby Walsh enjoying an armchair ride. Rubi Light was held when ploughing through the final fence and was eventually beaten by nine lengths. Walsh said: “The fences are there to be jumped, but it’s very unlike Sir Des Champs to make a mistake like that, but that’s racing I suppose. “My fella jumped well bar the first down the back. “He’s got lots of pace and great scope for jumping. If he was mine I’d be inclined to go back in trip. Why hold him back in a longer race and not play to your strengths. but it’s up to Willie and connections what they want to do.” Following his heavy fall from Sir Des Champs Davy Russell was stood down for the rest of the afternoon. Mullins’ son and assistant, Patrick, said: “Sir Des Champs seems fine. He walked away, it was just one of those things. “At least it’s a long way from March and hopefully he’ll be OK in the morning. All being well he’ll go for the Lexus at Leopardstown. Of the winner, he said: “He’s probably better going right-handed, but he has won a Grade One around Leopardstown and he could drop back in trip.” The field had been reduced to three when last year’s winner Flemenstar was taken out on Saturday and there was drama as early as the third fence where Sir Des Champs fell. That left Arvika Ligeonniere to lead the only other runner Rubi Light for the rest of the two and a half mile Grade One. last_img read more

Stokes and Bairstow fifties set up England win

first_img(REUTERS) – England’s Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow struck half-centuries to guide the hosts to a four-wicket victory over Pakistan in the fourth one-day international in Headingley, Leeds yesterday as they went 4-0 ahead in the five-match series.England, who amassed a world record ODI total of 444 for three when they won by 169 runs at Trent Bridge on Tuesday, restricted Pakistan to 247 for eight in their 50 overs, before easing to a match-winning 252-6 with two overs remaining.Pakistan’s innings was anchored by Azhar Ali’s 80 off 104 balls, while Imad Wasim was again impressive with an unbeaten 41-ball 57. However, the tourists struggled to shake off the shackles that England had imposed on them.Adil Rashid took three wickets for 47 runs while Moeen Ali finished with figures of 2-39 as England rarely lost control.Pakistan gave themselves a platform to push on having moved to 110 for two in the 23rd over, but they never managed to gain the upper hand as England kept a tight control on their innings.The tourists enjoyed early success when England’s Jason Roy (14) edged Mohammad Irfan to Mohammad Rizwan in the third over.The hosts’ Alex Hales, Joe Root and Eoin Morgan were also dismissed to leave England on 72-4 in the 15th over.But Stokes hit 69 from 70 balls in a 103-run fifth-wicket partnership with Bairstow to energise the home team.Stokes’ innings ended one run short of his ODI best when he tried to heave an Imad delivery over the boundary allowing Babar Azam to take a simple catch on the rope with England on 175.Bairstow was then run-out for 61 after trying to pinch a single off an Umar Gul delivery only for Azhar Ali’s superb piece of fielding to leave him inches short of the crease and England needing 23 more runs for victory.There was to be no collapse, however, and England comfortably reached their target with Moeen Ali (45 not out) thrashing two sixes off the bowling of Azhar Ali in the 48th over to guide the hosts over the line.last_img read more

Prince halftime show among reasons Super Sunday rocks

first_imgSome people are saying this year’s Super Bowl won’t be so super. While Super Bowl XLI might not go down in history as one of the best, any true sports fan has every reason to watch the big game Sunday, even if they’re not sports-related…Food and beerFood and beer are two necessities of American and, even more so, college life. And what goes better with food and beer than football?Come on, it’s the last football Sunday until next fall — the last time you’ll have the NFL as an excuse to shove away homework and kick back in your EZ Boy recliner.Plenty of bars throw Super Bowl parties offering all you can eat and drink, but if that’s not your thing, throw one of your own with your buddies. Bring all the hors d’oeuvres and as much beer as you can. The Super Bowl is the next best day to Thanksgiving for football, food and drink.The commercialsThe commercials are always a big draw, as advertisers shell out nearly $2.5 million for a 30-second spot during the big game. But have you heard about this guy who is buying a commercial this year in which he’ll propose to his girlfriend? If not, log onto www.mysuperproposal.com.What a loser.It’s “the most public declaration of love in the history of mankind.” Please, the idea sounds more like the most lame declaration.Save yourself the money, propose to her on the JumboTron at the game if that’s what you really want, and top it off with some kick-butt honeymoon instead. Nevertheless, it should be pretty entertaining and yet another reason to watch the Super Bowl.The halftime showThis year, the artist once known as Prince, then an unpronounceable symbol and now Prince again, will be the Super Bowl’s halftime entertainment. The show should be one to watch, based on recent history.Last year it was the Rolling Stones and lead singer Mick Jagger who performed at the halftime show. It was quite the thriller. The Stones weren’t particularly good, but it was certainly a sight to see — the 62-year-old Jagger attempting to jiggle his cracked-out legs on the center stage, screeching out controversial lyrics to songs such as “Rough Justice.”But last year’s Stones spectacle doesn’t quite stack up to that of three years ago in terms of pleasurable pathetic-ness. By now, everyone knows about Janet Jackson, Justin Timberlake and Super Bowl XXXVIII’s “Nipplegate,” which set the stage for appalling halftime shows. Hopefully, Prince will try his best to compare with halftime shows of years past — maybe he’ll come out singing “Pussy Control” or something.GamblingNot to promote any bad addictions or anything, but if you think this year’s Super Bowl is going to be as bad as the Buccaneers’ slashing of the Raiders in Super Bowl XXXVII, then place some bets — and not just on the game itself.The Super Bowl has every bet you could possibly think of — who will win the coin toss, who will commit the first penalty, what will the first offensive play be and even what songs Prince will sing at halftime (I have my money on “Raspberry Beret”).Sure, they’re all pretty pointless, but at least it’ll keep you glued to the television for one reason or another. Plus, you’ll probably end up even on the night. That is, if you play your cards right.The game itselfCome on, it’s not going to be that bad.The Bears have probably been the best team this season, despite the ups and downs of Rex Grossman. Sure, they may not be the most exciting team to watch, but they’re the definition of smash-mouth football.And how can you complain about watching the Colts? Love or hate Peyton Manning, they’re fun to watch. And better yet, Manning’s just started to heat up. In the AFC Championship, he led Indianapolis to 32 second-half points after two lackluster games in the first two rounds. It’s a safe bet that he’s due for a big game in the season finale.Besides, you can’t call yourself a sports fan and be upset at watching the Super Bowl.Michael is a senior double majoring in journalism and communication arts. While he isn’t cheering for anyone in particular, he’s got his money on the Colts. He can be reached at mpoppy@badgerherald.comlast_img read more

Viterbi develops method to detect breast cancer

first_imgIn conjunction with the Vitebri School of Engineering, Mahta Moghaddam, a professor of electrical engineering, and her research team are working on new imaging and treatment for breast cancer through the use of microwaves.Breast cancer will affect one in eight women, and it is the second leading cause of death in women, according to the National Breast Cancer Foundation’s website. Though risk factors have been identified for breast cancer, researchers are usually unable to pinpoint a single cause of breast cancer.Research Assistant Professor John Stang, technical lead for the project, noted how past research showed opportunities to use microwaves to both treat and detect breast cancer. He has been working on this project for almost four years.“Our research started out of research that was done in the late ‘80s or early ‘90s, showing contrast that existed in the microwave properties of breast cancer,” Stang said.He stressed how breast cancer research is often motivated by emotional intentions.“Everyone has their own personal relationship with breast cancer, so I think that’s also part of the appeal [of the project],” Stang said.Stang explained exactly how this new system is utilizing microwaves.“The system that we are working on now is a combined imagery and therapy system. It is using microwaves, a single modality to do both the image guidance and the therapy,” Stang said.This new system is proving to be a pioneering technology in the breast cancer field.“There currently aren’t any systems like that that are using a single modality to guide the focused heating,” Stang said.The team wants to be able to “cook” the cancerous tissue instead of having to surgically remove it. This will, in turn, reduce the recovery time.“The system started out as independent projects where we were doing microwave imaging,” Stang said. “The idea was to have an alternative to mammograms.”The team was motivated to provide an alternative as current mammograms use ionizing radiation, which their innovative cancer treatment would not.Microwaves are much safer than ionizing radiation, and there would be no pain or discomfort involved with the procedure since the breasts would not need to be flattened as they are in current mammograms. Instead, patients would lie down with their breasts placed in two imaging tunnels.In addition to Viterbi, the researchers will also work with the Keck School of Medicine and Dr. Eugene Chung, an M.D. who focuses more on the medical aspect of the project.Currently, the researchers have created a “laboratory prototype,” but this prototype cannot be used in a clinical setting.“We have explored contracting out a building of something that would be manufactured with a company with medical history,” Stang said. “It is more advantageous to go through a company that has the experience and the track record.”The laboratory is currently in conversation with a company in order to create the prototype.The clinical prototype will have amplifiers that lead to several antennae aimed at various angles. These antennae will allow the device to focus the microwaves on specific parts of the breast tissue, allowing the researchers to cook the cancerous tissues the way that a microwave cooks food.Stang hopes a prototype will be ready for use in a clinical setting in the next few years.last_img read more

Tipp overcome Cavan in do-or-die qualifier game

first_imgA penalty scored by Conor Sweeney in the latter stages of the second half put Tipp 3 points into the lead.A goal from centre back Robbie Kiely put Tipp 6 points into the lead with 7 minutes to go, and it was swiftly followed by a point from Quinlivan.It finished up 2-15 to 18 points. Tipp have just overcome Cavan in their must-win qualifier game in Kingspan Breffni.Despite being down 12 points to 6 at half time the Premier fought back with 4 unanswered points to begin the second half.And Tipp sharpshooter Michael Quinlivan was brought on in place of George Hannigan about 15 minutes into the second half.last_img read more

Meijer announces changes to their store hours

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — In an announcement today, Meijer said that they’ll be switching up their store hours. Starting on Friday, they will close at 10 p.m. and open at 8 a.m. The gas station will also close at 10 p.m. but pay at the pump will still be accepted.Meijer stores and pharmacies will be providing designated shopping hours for seniors and those with chronic health conditions from 7 to 8 a.m. on Tuesdays and Thursdays. These changes are being made in response to the Coronavirus.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: MeijerContinue ReadingPrevious ACC closes buildings in Alpena and OscodaNext Number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Michigan climbs to 334last_img read more

Andy Reid won his first Super Bowl, and Twitter couldn’t be happier

first_imgWith his wife, cheeseburgers and Pitbull.MORE: Patrick Mahomes calls Reid ‘one of the all-time great coaches’Reid received plenty of congratulations for the achievement as well, both on the field and from dozens of well-wishers on social media:Twitter reacts to Andy Reid’s first Super Bowl winTime’s yours, Andy. pic.twitter.com/aEiv5qiZNp— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) February 3, 2020Andy Reid legacy heading in:▪3 straight Conference Championship losses (2001-03)▪3-pt loss in Super Bowl XXXIX▪consistently ridiculed for clock mismanagement▪most playoff wins for coach in NFL history w/o SBNow, he’s a Super Bowl CHAMPION. You’ve gotta love sports. pic.twitter.com/KRJ3OeIsx1— CBS Sports (@CBSSports) February 3, 2020Congrats @Chiefs and Andy Reid!@PatrickMahomes keep balling bro! #YoungLegend— Russell Wilson (@DangeRussWilson) February 3, 2020Cheers to Kansas City and congrats to Andy Reid 🍻— Buffalo Wild Wings (@BWWings) February 3, 2020Could not be happier for Andy Reid. Has been through so much professionally and personally. Congrats!! BTW, how about that Mahomes??? Wow!— Ryan Day (@ryandaytime) February 3, 2020As a @Broncos fan it’s crazy watching the @Chiefs win but I met Andy Reid a week after my injury back in 2010 while in ICU and he would literally text me the first play of every game for the rest of year. So I will always wish nothing but the best for him. Congrats coach— Eric LeGrand (@EricLeGrand52) February 3, 2020Congrats Andy Reid get off my ball coach back all you cretics he’s a world champion. #ChiefsKingdom I know my dude DT is looking down with a smile. #SuperBowlChamps pic.twitter.com/AvR3D8mpRY— Mark McMillian (@MarkMcMillian29) February 3, 2020Congrats to #andyreid and the KC chiefs… he so deserves this… great coach but a great human being as well… good job coach… pic.twitter.com/EecrMXR9fs— Gilbert Brown (@GilbertBrown) February 3, 2020Congrats to Andy Reid too. Seems like an awesome dude. Great to see him finally win a Super Bowl.— Clay Travis (@ClayTravis) February 3, 2020There’s No one more deserving than that man Coach Andy Reid. Congrats Big Red!! Super Bowl Champion. #Cheeseburgersunday pic.twitter.com/bLn0ftSikk— Brandon Boykin (@BrandonBoykin2) February 3, 2020Congrats to #AndyReid and his champion Chiefs. Has a nice ring to it. And no coach deserved a ring more.— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) February 3, 2020Dear, @PatrickMahomes and @Chiefs and of course #AndyReidMy congrats will be a mere trifle in the sea of well deserved kudos you ALL deserve tonight. Epic! #LEGENDSI have NEVER been so riveted and invested in the SuperBowl!Congrats, #KCChiefs honored to know you. Thrilled pic.twitter.com/lUlMrGavrV— David Haydn-Jones (@DavidHaydnJones) February 3, 2020Andy Reid, one of my favorite coaches, glad to see you raise the Vince Lombardi trophy!— Earvin Magic Johnson (@MagicJohnson) February 3, 2020For Andy. ❤️#ChiefsKingdom | #SBLIV pic.twitter.com/d48vVGAhQI— NFL (@NFL) February 3, 2020#andyreid and Tammy, and the Chiefs, congrats to you!! Andy and Tammy, you are still loved by so many of us in Philadelphia. A happy night for you and the Team, well deserved, and what a comeback! Wow! You’ll always have Phila as a part of your life & legacy! Congrats my friend!!— Michael A. Nutter (@Michael_Nutter) February 3, 2020A well-deserved win! Congrats, Coach #AndyReid on winning the #SuperBowl #ChiefsKindgom | #InclusionRevolution | @SOMissouri pic.twitter.com/xsH0XMxkFY— Special Olympics (@SpecialOlympics) February 3, 2020Andy Reid is a Super Bowl Champ! He has earned the respect of coaches, players, fans and media. I am so grateful for his influence and friendship!! @BYUfootball He and Tammy are a package deal just like LaVell and Patti Edwards. Somewhere in heaven LaVell is smiling!! pic.twitter.com/4Hs1nxZIz7— Chad Lewis (@Chadlewis89) February 3, 2020CONGRATS TO MY ABSOLUTE FAVORITE COACH ANDY REID ON YOUR 1ST SUPER BOWL WIN!! YOU DESERVED IT! CONGRATS @CHIEFS! Super Bowl LIV Champs— Terrell Owens (@terrellowens) February 3, 2020Huge congrats to Andy Reid. FINALLY gets that well deserved ring!— Mike Clay (@MikeClayNFL) February 3, 2020Eagles legend Brian Dawkins tears up congratulating Andy Reid pic.twitter.com/TGdfzzC1FC— Jeff Skversky 6abc (@JeffSkversky) February 3, 2020I couldn’t be happier for Andy Reid. So sweet pic.twitter.com/ODCzHHa7UM— Geoff Schwartz (@geoffschwartz) February 3, 2020 The Chiefs and coach Andy Reid won the Super Bowl on Sunday, the first of his 21-year career as a head coach.It was Reid’s only missing milestone in a storied career that saw him win 222 games, multiple coach of the year honors, 10 division titles and two conference titles. That it came 15 years after losing his first Super Bowl as coach of the Eagles in 2005 makes it that much sweeter. And how did he celebrate this landmark achievement?last_img read more

Drew Brees’ wife, Brittany, says family received death threats over protesting, flag comments

first_imgWE ARE THE PROBLEM . I write this with tears in my eyes and I hope you all hear our hearts. I have read these quotes and scripture 1000 times and every time I read it and the words sink into my heart. I think yes this is what it’s all about…Only until the last few days ,until we experienced the death threats we experienced the hate… Did I realize that these words were speaking directly to us.. how could anyone who knows us or has had interactions with us think that Drew or I have a racist bone in our body? But that’s the whole point . Somehow we as white America, we can feel good about not being racist, feel good about loving one an another as God loves us. We can feel good about educating our children about the horrors of slavery and history. We can read books to our children about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X., Hank Aaron, Barack Obama, Rosa parks, Harriet Tubman.. and feel like we are doing our part to raise our children to love , be unbiased and with no prejudice. To teach them about all of the African Americans that have fought for and risked their lives against racial injustice. Somehow as white Americans we feel like that checks the box of doing the right thing. Not until this week did Drew and I realize THAT THIS IS THE PROBLEM. To say “I don’t agree with disrespecting the flag “.. I now understand was also saying I don’t understand what the problem really is, I don’t understand what you’re fighting for, and I’m not willing to hear you because of our preconceived notion‘s of what that flag means to us. That’s the problem we are not listening, white America is not hearing. We’re not actively LOOKING for racial prejudice. We have heard stories from men and women we have known and loved for years about the racism that occurred in their lives .. stories that were never shared or talked about because somehow they were considered normal. To all of our friends and anyone we hurt …we will do better.. We want to do better , we want to HEAR you, and we will fight for you because thinking we are not part of the problem…is checking the box it means we are are not doing enough. It’s our job to educate ourselves. We are sorry 🙏🏻 -Brittany BreesA post shared by Brees Dream Foundation (@breesdreamfoundation) on Jun 5, 2020 at 1:55pm PDTDrew Brees has mostly been forgiven for his comments. Some of his teammates, such as Michael Thomas and Demario Davis, were critical of Brees after his initial comments, but have since posted messages of forgiveness.pic.twitter.com/gG1XXwgZN4— Michael Thomas (@Cantguardmike) June 6, 2020A big part of leadership is admitting when you are wrong, and correcting your mistake. A model that All of America can follow, admit the wrong done to the black community, fix the issues and WE ALL move forward together. Let’s all stand together now and find solutions. https://t.co/8RG3wMeiSd— Demario Davis #56 (@demario__davis) June 6, 2020 View this post on Instagram Saints quarterback Drew Brees was the target of a number of valid complaints following comments he made during an interview with Yahoo Finance.When asked how he’d feel about “players kneeling again when the NFL season starts,” Brees responded in part, “I will never agree with anybody disrespecting the flag of the United States of America or our country.” These comments drew fair criticisms from people all across sports and beyond. As LeBron James put it, “You literally still don’t understand why Kap was kneeling on one knee?” She posted quotes from Martin Luther King Jr. as the image that read, “In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies, but the silence of our friends” and “Not only will we repent for the sins of bad people; but we also will have to repent for the appalling silence of good people.”Reacting to these quotes, Brittany Brees wrote:We are the problem. I write this with tears in my eyes and I hope you all hear our hearts. I have read these quotes and scripture 1,000 times and every time I read it and the words sink into my heart. I think yes this is what it’s all about. Only until the last few days, until we experienced the death threats we experienced the hate. Did I realize that these words were speaking directly to us. How could anyone who knows us or has had interactions with us think that Drew or I have a racist bone in our body?But that’s the whole point. Somehow we as white America, we can feel good about not being racist, feel good about loving one another as God loves us. We can feel good about educating our children about the horrors of slavery and history. We can read books to our children about Martin Luther King, Malcolm X, Hank Aaron, Barack Obama, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and feel like we are doing our part to raise our children to love, be unbiased and with no prejudice. To teach them about all of the African Americans that have fought for and risked their lives against racial injustice. Somehow as white Americans we feel like that checks the box of doing the right thing.Not until this week did Drew and I realize THAT THIS IS THE PROBLEM. To say, “I don’t agree with disrespecting the flag” I now understand was also saying I don’t understand what the problem really is, I don’t understand what you’re fighting for and I’m not willing to hear you because of our preconceived notion‘s of what that flag means to us. That’s the problem, we are not listening, white America is not hearing. We’re not actively LOOKING for racial prejudice.We have heard stories from men and women we have known and loved for years about the racism that occurred in their lives, stories that were never shared or talked about because somehow they were considered normal. To all of our friends and anyone we hurt, we will do better. We want to do better, we want to HEAR you, and we will fight for you because thinking we are not part of the problem is checking the box it means we are are not doing enough. It’s our job to educate ourselves. We are sorry. Brees has since posted a pair of statements as a fallout from his comments. His first was an apology and his second was a message to Donald Trump. MORE: ESPN’s Maria Taylor delivers passionate response to Drew Brees’ apologyBrees’ wife, Brittany, also released a lengthy statement in which she says her family received death threats over the comments made by the Saints quarterback. Brittany Brees released her statement through the Brees Dream Foundation’s Instagram account.last_img read more

England quartet seek Happy New Year Down Under

first_img15 Nov 2012 England quartet seek Happy New Year Down Under England’s Eisenhower Trophy team that finished eighth in Turkey last month will form the basis of a four-man squad for the annual championship tour of Australia early next year. Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland) and Neil Raymond (Corhampton, Hampshire, IoW &CI) were in Turkey for the World Amateur Team Championship and will be joined Down Under by Nathan Kimsey (Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire). The quartets first action will be the Masters of the Amateurs at Royal Melbourne on 8th – 11th January followed by the Australian Amateur Championship at Commonwealth and Woodlands Golf Clubs on 15th& 20th January. They will move on to the Lake Macquarie International at Belmont on 24th – 27th January, before the New South Wales Medal at The Coast and Bonnie Doon Golf Clubs on 30th January & 1st February. If they qualify from that, they will contest the New South Wales Amateur Championship at Royal Sydney on 3rd – 5th February and finish with the Avondale Medal on 8th & 9th February. This will be Raymond’s third successive visit to Australia and he will defend the New South Wales Medal he won in a playoff at Mona Vale in early 2012. The 26 year old’s only other win of the year came when he successfully defended the Brabazon Trophy at Walton Heath following his initial victory at Burnham & Berrow in 2011. However, that and reaching the quarter finals of the English Amateur saw him top the Titleist/FootJoy England Golf Men’s Order of Merit for 2012. Raymond was also an England international regular during the year, the most successful player in the Eisenhower Trophy and represented GB&I against Europe in the St Andrews Trophy. Hinton, (image © Tom Ward) 24, who finished less than three points behind Raymond in the order of merit, won the Welsh Open Stroke Play Championship and was joint fourth in the St Andrews Links Trophy. He was capped against France and was in the victorious England squad in the European Men’s Challenge Trophy in Iceland. Like Raymond, he also played for GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy. Porteous, who will celebrate his 23rd birthday during the Australian Amateur, also represented GB&I in the St Andrews Trophy and was a member of the England team in this year’s Home Internationals in Scotland. The Northumberland player finished tied third in the individual rankings in the European Challenge Trophy, joint seventh in the Brabazon Trophy and reached the last 16 of the Amateur Championship. Apart from Raymond, England players have enjoyed some success in recent trips to Australia. In January 2010, Tommy Fleetwood had three top ten finishes including runner-up in the New South Wales Amateur, while in 2011, Jack Senior won the New South Wales Amateur, beating Andy Sullivan in an all-English final and tied second behind Sullivan in the New South Wales Medal. Sullivan also tied second in the Masters of the Amateurs while Laurie Canter finished joint fourth in the New South Wales Medal alongside Stiggy Hodgson. The Masters of the Amateurs tournament has an international field. The opening round is played with club professionals and guests with a shotgun start. The other three rounds comprise only the amateurs. The long established 72-hole Lake Macquarie International at Belmont Golf Club has seen several English winners such as Roger Chapman, Russell Claydon, Ricky Willison, Nick Dougherty and Adam Gee. The field in the New South Wales Medal will play one round each over The Coast and Bonnie Doon courses after which there will be a cut with the leading 60 players plus ties playing the final 36 holes. The leading 32 players from that will enter the match play knockout competition for the NSW Amateur at Royal Sydney.last_img read more

Southland to Limit Attendance at Future Rounds of Basketball Tournaments Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

first_img— Southland Strong — The Katy Kids Dribble scheduled for Saturday morning at the Merrell Center will also be cancelled. “While this announcement creates considerable inconvenience for many fans, these measures are being taken with the health and well-being of the tournament’s participants in mind, including student-athletes and coaches,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “This is of the utmost importance as we’re seeing similar issues across the country with other sporting events, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in the coming weeks.  The Southland will continue monitor and to take necessary precautions through the weeks ahead as other competition and championship events are scheduled.” Beginning with Thursday’s women’s first round and men’s second round games, arena entry will be restricted to participating teams, game officials, tournament staff, spirit groups (at each institution’s discretion), credentialed media, other support personnel, and family members included on the team’s official pass list. There will be no entry allowed for ticket holders and no opportunity to purchase tickets at the Merrell Center.  In the near future, the Southland and its member institutions will provide a refund policy to fans who have purchased tickets.center_img All games of the Southland Tournament are being televised as scheduled, with all preliminary contests being shown live on ESPN+.  Saturday’s men’s championship game will be shown live on ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. Central, while Sunday’s women’s title game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network at 1 p.m. Central. KATY, TX – The Southland Conference has announced it will limit attendance beginning Thursday morning at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments at the Leonard E. Merrell Center, due to precautions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.last_img read more