Hampshire and Staffordshire make the first move

first_img Tags: competitions, County Finals, Hampshire, Mens Team, Staffordshire 29 Sep 2017 Hampshire and Staffordshire make the first move Image copyright Leaderboard Photographycenter_img Hampshire put the drama into the first day of the English Men’s County Finals when Tom Robson snatched a 5-4 win over Somerset with the last putt of the day.In the day’s other match, Staffordshire marked their return to County Finals after a long absence with a convincing 6-3 win over Northumberland.The championship is being played at Trevose Golf Club, Cornwall, and the standard of play from all four teams matched the spectacular setting. Eagles and birdies abounded against the backdrop of a (mostly) bright blue sky and huge white breakers – and despite the challenge of the ever-strengthening wind.Hampshire’s match was a real thriller. They trailed Somerset 2-1 after the foursomes, but Billy McKenzie quickly levelled the scores in the singles in a superb match against French open champion Josh Hilleard.McKenzie scorched round 16 holes in six-under par and won by 3/2 over an opponent who was, himself, three-under. From then on McKenzie was cheerleader-in-chief for the Hampshire side as they battled their way to victory.Team captain Martin Young fought back from two-down after 13 to grab a half with Tom Sloman. Then Somerset’s Jamie Clare put his team back in the lead when he birdied 14 to win 5/4. But Hampshire’s Ryan Harmer levelled matters again with his 3/2 win and Matt Wilcox finally put the team in front with his 2/1 win.The final game pitted Hampshire’s Tom Robson against England boy international Thomas Plumb and it was a real ding-dong. Plumb eagled 13 to get two ahead; Robson birdied the next two to get back to all square; Plumb birdied the short 16th to go ahead. After halving 17 in par, Robson rammed home his 20-footer for an 18th-hole birdie, a half in his match and a 5-4 win for his cheering team.“I knew exactly what was needed all the way round the back nine – and it was good, I enjoyed it,” said Robson, who had to hit his approach to the green from a divot mark. “It probably helped because I committed to it!”In the other match Staffordshire got off to a quick start and then built steadily on it for their win.They led 2.5-0.5 after the very low-scoring foursomes. For example England international Gian-Marco Petrozzi and his partner, Lewis Pearce, squeezed a half out of their match after an eagle two on 15. Jake Whalley (pictured) and Tom Hewitt finished eagle, birdie; while Jack Gaunt, another international, and Ryan Brooks played the first 10 holes in six under on the way to their point.In the singles Gaunt was first to post his point, winning 3/2 after hitting top form on the back nine, when he birdied four of the seven holes played. Petrozzi soon followed him. He had been ahead throughout his game but went to the 18th to secure his point after Northumberland champion Phil Ridden fought back from three down after 13.The team’s winning point came from anchorman Jake Whalley, who lost the first hole, but immediately hit back, got into the lead and stayed there, with the help of an eagle three on the ninth and a couple of birdies on the back nine, signing off 3/2. Staffordshire’s scoreline was completed by Ryan Brooks who added a half after Northumberland’s Craig Penny squared their game with a 17th hole birdie.Team captain Martin Crook commented: “Staffordshire haven’t won this since 1975 and we haven’t been at County Finals for a long time, so it’s superb to be back and at a brilliant venue. I think we’ve got a great team and to get the first win is brilliant.”Tomorrow’s matches are: Hampshire v Northumberland; Staffordshire v Somerset.last_img read more

Big Bad Joel Stewart now a Nelson Leaf

first_imgBy Bruce Fuhr, The Nelson Daily Sports Leaf coach and GM Chris Shaw continues to tinker with the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League squad. The Leafs added 6’1, 190-pound winger Joel Stewart to the roster in a futures deal with the Spokane Braves. “(Joel) is a tough two-way player who can score goals and is a big-time agitator,” Shaw said Saturday when asked about his new recruit. “Guys (in this league) don’t like to play against him.” “I know the guys were saying when I told them I acquired (Joel) is about how they hated playing against that guy,” Shaw added. In 16 games this season with the Braves Stewart scored eight goals for 16 points. The larger stat may be Stewart’s 86 minutes in penalties. “He going to bring some secondary scoring as well as a little more toughness added to our team,” Shaw explained. Stewart is the latest deal for the rookie Leaf skipper. Last month Shaw acquired Kyle Alexander from the Flin Flon Bombers of the Saskatchewan Junior Hockey League. Alexander’s stay was a short one — two games before being traded south of the border to Helena, Mont.Shaw then picked up winger Evan Moir. The 6’2”, 190-pound Moir played with the Calgary Canucks of the Alberta Junior Hockey League. “With the core group of guys we have there might be one or two moves made,” Shaw said. “You never know what’s going to happen with injuries . . . . Right now we’re kind of hit with the injury bug so you’ve got to bring another player in when you’ve got a player out for four to six weeks.”[email protected]last_img read more

Ice, Cougars split weekend series in Nelson

first_imgThe scored held up until Kootenay exploded for four third-period goals in the final nine minutes of the game.Kadrian Klimchuk of Castlegar tied the game before Coy Prevost of Kimberley put the Ice in the lead for good.Ryan Neil of Fruitvale and Klimchuk completed the scoring, with Klimchuk scoring into an empty net.Sunday, Bryan Allbee scored his second goal of the game minutes into the second period to power the Cougars to the win.Allbee and Chase Dubois scored first period goals for Cariboo as the visitors led 2-1.The teams exchanged second period goals before Isaiha Berra added some insurance in the third.Logan Wullum of Creston and Jacob Yuris of Trail replied for Kootenay.Kootenay travels to Langley this weekend to face the Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in a pair of games. If the Kootenay Ice had a point for every game the club let slip away, well, the Ice would be probably battling for a playoff spot instead of fighting to stay out of the BC Major Midget Hockey League cellar.Cariboo Cougars scored three power play goals en route to a 4-2 victory Sunday over the Ice at the Civic Centre in Nelson.The Ice had a great chance to sweep the series after rallying to score four unanswered goals Saturday to edge the Cougars 4-1 at the NDCC Arena.The weekend split keeps the Ice in last place in the standings with a 5-22-5 record.Kootenay opened the weekend surrendering the first goal as Greg Dakus buried a rebound Ice netminder Jason Mailhiot was unable to corral.last_img read more

DeMarcus Cousins injures left quadriceps early in Game 2

first_imgDA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Golden State Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins reacts after falling to the floor during the first half of Game 2 of a first-round NBA basketball playoff series against the Los Angeles Clippers in Oakland, Calif., Monday, April 15, 2019. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, California — Starting Warriors center DeMarcus Cousins’ postseason could be in jeopardy after he injured his left quadriceps muscle in the first quarter of Monday night’s 135-131 Game 2 loss to the Los Angeles Clippers in the first round of the playoffs.“There’s a pretty significant quad injury,” coach Steve Kerr said. “We’ll get an MRI tomorrow. But he’s going to be out for, I’ll just say a while because I think it’s not clear right now how long he’ll be out. It’s significant.”ADVERTISEMENT Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles This is a terrible blow for Cousins in just his second career playoff game following a nine-year wait. The big man returned in January from a nearly year-long absence following surgery for a torn left Achilles tendon.He hobbled to the locker room at the 8:09 mark of the first quarter. At the 8 1/2-minute mark Cousins stole the ball from Patrick Beverley in the back court and tried to retrieve the loose ball when went down in front of the Golden State bench and grabbed at his left quad.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logistics“We’ll rally behind him, tell him it’s far from the end of the world, tell him he has so much great basketball ahead of him,” Klay Thompson said. “He believes that. … He’ll bounce back. I know he will. He’s a fighter.”Cousins had two points, two rebounds and an assist in just less than 4 minutes. He fouled out of Saturday’s 121-104 Game 1 win with nine points, nine rebounds and four assists in 21 minutes. Last summer, Cousins came to the Warriors seeking a chance, even though he was working back from the season-ending surgery after injuring the Achilles while with New Orleans. Cousins joined the two-time defending champions for $5.3 million, a low-risk move for Golden State general manager Bob Myers that worked out well for everyone.“We’ll miss his low-post dominance, of course. We’ll miss his screen-setting, his energy out there,” Thompson said. “I’m hoping for a speedy recovery because we really need him if we want to make this run.”Kevon Looney filled in and scored a career-high 19 points making all six of his shots. Looney will be called upon to fill the void along with recently signed center Andrew Bogut, who rejoined the Warriors for another run and to provide depth down low for this exact scenario.The Warriors locker room was more subdued than usual.“It’s tough for sure, you feel for him considering all he’s been in this last year,” Stephen Curry said of Cousins. “This is a big stage, the playoffs. He’s been looking forward to this. I don’t know the extent of the injury at this point but hope he gets back sooner than later. But just man to man in terms of him and what he’s been through, it’s tough. There’s no sugarcoating it. You hate seeing that opportunity on this big stage taken away from him like that.”ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess Barcelona relying on Pique for another top performance vs Manchester United Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting LATEST STORIES MOST READ Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated View commentslast_img read more

10 months agoHuddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very low

first_imgAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Huddersfield boss Wagner: We’re very lowby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveHuddersfield boss David Wagner admits they’re low after defeat to Fulham.Fulham secured three vital points with a 1-0 win against a rival for relegation when Aleksandar Mitrovic scored in stoppage time.It left Huddersfield bottom of the Premier League, having lost all seven of this month’s league fixtures, and Wagner said: “Obviously it’s a low point.”Not only because we’ve lost seven in a row but how we lost it. It’s a heavy loss we’ve conceded (at Fulham). We will need for sure a little bit longer than only 30 minutes afterwards to deal with it.”December wasn’t our month, obviously. But for me it’s not possible to think so quickly after the game about the transfer window or the next game. I have to reflect.”It’s very difficult.” last_img read more

9 months agoDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his terms

first_imgDe Gea makes clear he wants Man Utd stay – but on his termsby Paul Vegas9 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDavid de Gea has made it clear he wants to stay with Manchester United – so long as they meet his contract demands.The Daily Mail says the goalkeeper is keen to thrash out fresh terms at Old Trafford and end any lingering uncertainty after another man-of-the-match display in the 1-0 win at Tottenham.De Gea will command a significant improvement on his current £200,000-a-week contract and would expect his wages to top £300,000 including bonuses.Discussions between the 28-year-old’s representatives and United have been ongoing for some time but without resolution.United activated a 12-month extension in November, locking the Spaniard in until 2020 and preventing him talking to interested clubs this month ahead of a potential free transfer. TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Public Urged to Support Downtown Shopping Extravaganza

first_img ‘Downtown Sizzling Summer Savings’ will be held from July 25 to 27 at the St. William Grant Park Shoppers stand to benefit from massive discounts Story Highlightscenter_img Members of the public are being urged to support the ‘Downtown Sizzling Summer Savings’ event, which will be held from July 25 to 27 at the St. William Grant Park.The three-day mega shopping extravaganza, which is being held in collaboration with the Jamaica Chamber of Commerce (JCC) and the Vendors and Higglers Association forms part of the Government’s ongoing thrust to rebrand downtown Kingston, and also provide an avenue where persons can shop in a safe environment.Public Relations Officer at the KSAC, Jodiann James, said that shoppers, who come out early, stand to benefit from massive discounts.“We are encouraging patrons to come out and capitalise on our early bird specials, because this event promises to be an exciting one, which will see downtown transformed into a shopper’s paradise, outfitted to accommodate registered vendors, who will be providing massive discounts on back to school items, household and personal supplies.  Also, while shopping, we want everyone to have fun, because it is really an electrifying family affair,” Ms. James stated.In addition to three days and nights of discount offerings, from various merchants, there will be attractions such as a kiddies village, food court, live music, as well as a concert on July 27.The park will be open to the public from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. daily and there will be 24-hour security provided by the Jamaica Constabulary Force (JCF), and private security companies.Ms. James informed that vendors, who wish to participate in the event, are required to submit a fee of $22,000, along with a valid identification card (ID), Tax Registration Number (TRN), two recent passport size photos, and a food handler’s permit, for those who will be selling food.The requisite documents should be taken to the St. William Grant Park’s administrative block, between the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m during the registration period, which is now underway and ends on Friday, July 19.For further details, persons can contact the KSAC at 967-4196 or 279 0708.last_img read more

New Tariffs Could Affect Import Growth at Container Ports

first_imgzoom Imports at the nations’ major retail container ports are expected to dip slightly this month as a result of annual Asian factory shutdowns for Lunar New Year, the National Retail Federation said.Although the volumes this month would not be affected by the new tariffs on steel and aluminum, which were imposed on March 8, they could eventually have an impact on the ports.“With steel and aluminum tariffs already in place, new tariffs on goods from China being threatened and the ongoing threat of NAFTA withdrawal, we could very quickly have a trade war on our hands,” Jonathan Gold, NRF Vice President for Supply Chain and Customs Policy, said.“The immediate impact would be higher prices for American consumers that would throw away the gains of tax reform and put a roadblock in front of economic growth. But in the long term we could see a loss in cargo volume and all the jobs that depend on it, from dockworkers on down through the supply chain,” Gold added.“A potential trade war would have a negative impact on cargo growth to the detriment of both the consumer and U.S. industry,” Ben Hackett, Hackett Associates Founder, said.“The likelihood of an increase in exports evaporates as well, killing off any chance for an improvement in the balance of trade.”Ports covered by Global Port Tracker handled 1.73 million TEUs in January, up 0.2 percent from December and up 1.8 percent from a year ago. February was estimated at 1.66 million TEU, up 13.7 percent year-over-year.March is forecast at 1.53 million TEU, down 1.8 percent from last year; April at 1.7 million TEU, up 4.7 percent; May at 1.79 million TEU, up 2.5 percent; June at 1.8 million TEU, up 4.7 percent, and July at 1.88 million TEU, up 4 percent.The February and March numbers are skewed by variations in when Lunar New Year falls each year and Asian factories close for periods ranging from a week to a month.The first half of 2018 is expected to total 10.2 million TEU, an increase of 4.1 percent over the first half of 2017. The total for 2017 was 20.5 million TEU, up 7.6 percent from 2016’s previous record of 19.1 million TEU.last_img read more

The top iPhone and iPad apps on App Store

first_imgApp Store Official Charts for the week ending November 11, 2018:Top Paid iPhone Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Heads Up!, Warner Bros.3. Plague Inc.,Ndemic Creations4. Facetune, Lightricks Ltd.5. iSchedule, HotSchedules6. Bloons TD 6,Ninja Kiwi7. NBA 2K19, 2K8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB9. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Limited10. PlantSnap Plant Identification, PlantSnap, Inc.Top Free iPhone Apps:1. Fire Balls 3D,Voodoo2. Swing Star,Good Job Games3. Stickman Hook, MADBOX4. TikTok – Real Short Videos, musical.ly Inc.5. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC6. Instagram, Instagram, Inc.7. Snapchat, Snap, Inc.8. My Talking Tom 2, Outfit7 Limited9. Messenger, Facebook, Inc.10. Find Differences: Detective,Fastone GamesTop Paid iPad Apps:1. Minecraft, Mojang2. Procreate. Savage Interactive Pty Ltd3. Toca Life: Neighborhood, Toca Boca AB4. Notability, Ginger Labs5. GoodNotes 4, Time Base Technology Limited6. XtraMath, XtraMath7. Stardew Valley, Chucklefish Limited8. Geometry Dash, RobTop Games AB9. Plague Inc., Ndemic Creations10. NBA 2K19, 2KTop Free iPad Apps:1. Swing Star, Good Job Games2. My Talking Tom 2, Outfit7 Limited3. Paper.io 2, Voodoo4. Fire Balls 3D, Voodoo5. YouTube: Watch, Listen, Stream, Google LLC6. Netflix, Netflix, Inc.7. Helix Jump, Voodoo8. Spinner.io, Good Job Games9. Happy Glass, Lion Studios10. Flip Trickster, Lion Studios__(copyright) 2018 Apple Inc.The Associated Presslast_img read more

Sears gets another reprieve from liquidation

first_imgNEW YORK — Sears is getting another reprieve from liquidation after its chairman and largest shareholder revised his bid to save the iconic brand.The Hoffman Estates, Illinois-based retailer says it has accepted Eddie Lampert’s bid through an affiliate of his ESL hedge fund that could keep 425 stores open and save tens of thousands of workers, according to a hearing on Tuesday at the bankruptcy court in White Plains, N.Y. The bid now requires Lampert to deposit $120 million by 4 p.m. Wednesday through his hedge fund.The revised bid is not official, and will be evaluated in an auction set for Jan. 14 that will compete with other bids from liquidators looking to shut it down.Anne D’Innocenzio, The Associated Presslast_img