Harrington hangs on to Doral place

first_img The Dubliner remains in the world’s top 50 – by 0.019 ranking points – thanks to other results in Tucson. Swede Alex Noren and South African Tim Clark earned places at Doral by climbing to 48th and 49th respectively at the expense of Dane Thomas Bjorn and American David Toms. Press Association One player who could have denied Harrington was his fellow Irishman Shane Lowry, but wins over world number one Rory McIlroy and Carl Pettersson were not enough. Lowry needed to make the semi-finals, but was knocked out in the third round by McDowell and will have to turn his thoughts now to trying to make the top 50 by the end of March to qualify for a debut in the US Masters at Augusta on April 11-14. center_img Padraig Harrington’s first-round defeat to Graeme McDowell at the Accenture Match Play Championship has not cost him a place in the WGC-Cadillac Championship in Miami starting on Thursday week.last_img read more

McIlroy sees funny side

first_imgRory McIlroy maintained his sense of humour if nothing else after missing the cut in the Open Championship for the first time in his career. McIlroy, who described his own play as “brain dead” following an opening 79, added a second-round 75 at Muirfield to finish 12 over par, taking his total in the majors this year to 28 over. “I needed to get off to a fast start to have any chance of being here for the weekend,” said the world number two. “I was five over through seven holes so that didn’t really happen, but after that I just decided to, I guess, practice a little bit for the next few weeks coming up. “I decided that I was going to hit driver every hole that I could, because that’s going to be a big factor the next few weeks, and I actually drove the ball pretty well and ended up playing the last 11 holes under par. “That was encouraging, but obviously I’m disappointed to be going home for the weekend. I guess I have a clearer picture of what I need to work on and what I need to do to put things right. “Sometimes this game can feel further away than it actually is and obviously at the end of yesterday it couldn’t have felt much further away.” The 24-year-old’s next tournament will be the Bridgestone Invitational in a fortnight’s time and he added: “I’m going to look forward to it, four really good competitive rounds there….there’s no cut! “I’m looking forward to that and it’s a great prep for the US PGA (where he will defend his title at Oak Hill).” Three-time Open champion Nick Faldo was another who failed to make the cut and he predicts some high scores over the coming days. “My goodness it’s harsh out there,” he said. “If it stays like this, these greens burnt to a crisp, something will happen. “Obviously one guy will come through, but you could see half a dozen guys come off scratching their heads. It’s a log haul – a tough test.” center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Pearson not expecting ill feeling

first_img Konchesky’s tackle on Hutton provoked an angry response from the Scot who forced his head into that of the Englishman before pushing him. Surprisingly, it was Konchesky who was sent off by Pawson – whilst Hutton escaped with a yellow – albeit with the decision overturned two days later on appeal. Pearson sees no reason for the duo to resume hostilities when City host Villa in the return Barclays Premier League fixture at the King Power Stadium on Saturday. “It was sorted out afterwards,” insisted Pearson. “I wouldn’t expect anything significant to happen because of that.” Instead, Pearson is looking for his side to build on their current run of three games without defeat – a win and a draw in the league and an FA Cup victory over Newcastle. Although four points adrift of safety at the foot of the table, the last three matches have at least given Pearson cause for optimism. “There’s a bit of relief, we’ve been able to keep in touch over the last couple of weeks, but we’ve still an awful lot of work to do. It’s not as if the season has changed hugely,” assessed Pearson. Press Association Referee Craig Pawson dished out eight yellow cards and a red as Villa came from behind to beat the Foxes 2-1 on December 7. The match culminated in a heated 80th-minute exchange between City defender Paul Konchesky and Villa counterpart Alan Hutton, who had scored what proved to be the winner a few minutes earlier. Leicester manager Nigel Pearson is confident there will be no fallout from his side’s recent ill-tempered battle with Aston Villa when the two clubs clash again on Saturday. “The cup victory, more than anything, reinforced some of the positive aspects of the previous league performances. “We’ve spoken many times about having some really good performances and not necessarily getting the results they have warranted, so what we have to do is marry up the two. “I don’t even mind being lucky winners from time to time, but we have to be in a winning position more often. “At least there is an air of confidence and self belief now which is very important.” With City waiting on a work permit for potential club-record signing Andrej Kramaric, Pearson goes into the game without four influential players. Esteban Cambiasso (hip), Kasper Schmeichel (foot), Jeff Schlupp (knee) and Riyad Mahrez, on African Nations Cup duty with Algeria, are all unavailable, whilst Danny Drinkwater is doubtful with a groin injury. Dean Hammond and Andy King come back into contention after recent knocks, and Mark Schwarzer is also added to the squad following his move from Chelsea this week. Villa boss Paul Lambert is hunting creative players to give Villa a cutting edge and score more goals after just 11 in 20 league games but insisted they will not spend big. “Everyone knows the situation and where the club is, it’s not changed from last year,” said Lambert, who confirmed skipper Ron Vlaar is out for up to six weeks with a knee injury. “If something can be done which isn’t going to put the club in a position of madness and not going to financially hurt the place then the chairman will be good on that front.” last_img read more

Hikers beat feisty Saints on opening night of National Indoor Hockey Championships

first_imgDEFENDING champions, Woodpecker Hikers, were able to battle back from a goal down against Saints, in the feature female clash on Monday night in the GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The game proved to be a battle of youth versus experience and for most of the first half and part of the second, youth prevailed. Saints, winners of the recently concluded Bounty Paper Towel Second Division Outdoor Development Hockey League, were excellent at all ends.Captain Tekeisha DeLeon and Kezia Chinian made Saints’ defence impenetrable for most of the game.After a goalless first half, the action heated up in the second.Four minutes in, a pass by Mariah Seegobind (who played very well in front) to 14-year-old Clayza Bobb had her initially beating the defence before slotting the ball under the keeper’s extended right arm to send Saints 1-0 up.The Hikers then began playing at second gear, which saw them attack with more control.One such attack, nine minutes into the second half, resulted in a gift for Jasmine Assanah at the mouth of the goal, which equalled the score.Although the Hikers stayed aggressive, the game looked set to finish in a draw, before a breakdown in defence resulted in Nicole Eastman taking the ball from the middle of the court and working her way up, before slotting home the winner in the last possession of the game.The one-week event had six games on the opening night.In the opener, Saints Sensations whipped YMCA Old Fort Hardball 9-0 after Shakeem Fausette netted four and Hilmar Chester a pair.In the opening female encounter, the GBTI Spice, one of three GCC female teams in the championships, defeated YMCA Old Fort Bloods via first half goals from Vanessa Pires and Sandy Roopnarine.An All-GCC female clash followed, with the GBTI GCC Tigers beating the GBTI GCC Spartans 4-1. Abosaide Cadogan opened the scoring in the 18th minute for the Spartans before Marzana Fiedtkou answered just before the break.The Tigers stamped their authority on the game in the second period with another goal from Fiedtkou and successful strikes from Sonia Jardine and Gabriella Xavier.In the lone Over-35 clash, GCC Bounty Vintage surged ahead of Antonio Hickers 9-4 after a dominant second period.Alan Fernandes led the attack with a hat-trick, while Kevin Spencer and Dwayne Scott scored two each for the winners.Brian Asregado finished with a brace for the Hickers, who were trailing 3-2 at the half.Meanwhile, in the male first division battle, YMCA Old Fort beat Bounty GCC 5-2.In the clash, Old Fort took the initiative early and were ahead 2-0 by the break before they scored another two goals in the second period to make it 4-0, GCC answered later. Their three goals came in the space of six minutes via the sticks of Dwayne Scott, Steven Xavier and Meshach Sargeant.Ascofu Simon scored twice for Old Fort, while there was a goal each for Omar Hopkinson, Jason Desantos and Aderemi Simon.The championship continues daily until Sunday.last_img read more

WWE SmackDown match 1 result: Erick Rowan takes down Daniel Bryan

first_img WE RECOMMEND First Published: 25th September, 2019 14:56 IST Tuesday night SmackDown started with Erick Rowan talking about the punishment he gave to Daniel Bryan last week. He then went on to demand Bryan’s respect for beating him. Bryan then came out and has said that if Eric wants respect, he has to beat him in a one-on-one match. The match began soon after.Also Read l WWE: Five times Charlotte Flair surprised her opponents and fansErick Rowan vs Daniel BryanThe match started with Rowan tossing Bryan around the ring and taking control of the match. Bryan then dodged from the harm’s way and tried to deliver a double axe-handle but he failed to capitalise. Rowan ended the first half of the match by hitting a powerbomb before the match headed for commercials. After the return, Bryan took help of the ring post to damage Rowan’s knee but he again failed as Rowan delivered a Fallaway Slam and a bearhug. In the later part of the match, a recovered Bryan stated punishing Rowan with some ‘Yes’ kicks. Bryan then locked Erick in the LaBell lock, but Erick got out before Bryan sent him flying into the announce table. Eric Rowan then delivered two Iron Claws in the ring and got the three-count win.Also Read l WWE Raw update: Vikings-OC rivalry goes on, Mysterio wins Fatal 5-way Last Updated: 25th September, 2019 14:56 IST WWE SmackDown Match 1 Result: Erick Rowan Takes Down Daniel Bryan Tuesday night WWE SmackDown started with Erick Rowan talking about the punishment he gave to Daniel Bryan last week. He then went on to demand respect. Written By LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Adil Khan FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Luke Harper then entered the ring, and as the Bludgeons were about to brutalize Bryan, Roman Reigns came out to make the save. Roman delivered Superman Punches, and then a spear to take out the Bludgeons, making them walk off the ring. Roman then offered his hand to Bryan, but Bryan refused and got to his feet by himself. He then went on to challenge the Bludgeons to a match with Roman as his tag partner in the upcoming Hell in the Cell Pay-Per-View.Also Read l  WWE Raw overview: Nikki Cross vs Sasha Banks match highlightsKofi talks about Brock LesnarThe segment started with a video of Brock Lesnar and his rise in WWE, the video also included a clip from last week’s SmackDown, which showed Lesnar delivering an F5 to Kofi Kingston. Current WWE champion Kofi was being interviewed by Michael Cole. Kofi said that he is in his prime right now, and the coming week is a big deal for him and the WWE universe. He then went on to reveal that he won’t let Brock steal the spotlight.Also Read l WWE SmackDown: Where to watch upcoming SmackDown Live matches 11 months ago WWE: Here are some wrestlers who are best friends in real lifelast_img read more

Peter Creedon steps down from Laois role

first_imgFormer Tipp football boss Peter Creedon and his Laois management team have stepped away from their positions, after just one season in charge.There had been speculation over the future of his position in recent days but Creedon has confirmed that he and his backroom members will not seek reappointment for 2018.Although he had the support of the County Board executive and the Laois players,he said that staying on would have been divisive for the county, given the nature of a recent board meeting. This was a referrance to comments that were made of a big drink culture in the squad, which Creedon described as deeply unfair.last_img read more

Marathonbet takes up headline sponsorship at Brighton Festival

first_img ARC continues financial support for greyhound trainers during COVID-19 shutdown April 15, 2020 Share StumbleUpon Brighton Racecourse and Arena Racing Company (ARC) has announced that Marathonbet will be the headline sponsor of the racecourse’s Festival of Racing.The Marathonbet Festival of Racing, which takes place between Wednesday 9 August and Friday 11 August, will see branding for the online bookmaker displayed throughout Brighton Racecourse.Marathonbet will also be engaging with fans in the run up to the meeting, bringing exciting experiences to racegoers during the festival, and putting its name to six races across the three days.Sam Windridge, Executive Director of Brighton Racecourse, commented: “We’re delighted to have Marathonbet on board for the Brighton Festival of Racing in August.“They have made great strides in recent years with a series of high-profile sponsorship agreements in the UK and abroad. We’re now looking forward to becoming part of the trusted Marathonbet experience and building a lasting relationship for the future.”Viktor Hoffmann, CEO at Marathonbet, added: “Horseracing is one of the most-loved and frequently-watched sports in the UK, making our decision to partner with Brighton Racecourse an easy one.“As city neighbours, we already recognise how the beautiful views and action-packed cards at Brighton make for a brilliant day at the races. Together with the racecourse team, we’re committed to championing that message further to new and wider audiences. We’ve got plenty in store for the public heading to the festival in August and can’t wait for it to get started.” ITV secures three-year British racing broadcast deal August 5, 2020 Share SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Related Articleslast_img read more

Wellington receives 2.1 inches of rain overnight

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Iowa House amends bill by Senate Republican lawmakers pushing to limit absentee voting

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa House has amended a bill sent to them by Senate Republican that would have limited the secretary of state’s ability to mail absentee ballot applications to all registered voters. The move comes barely a week after the state reported a record primary turnout largely due to such an action. Senate Republicans argue the changes are needed to fight voter fraud. The House amendment requires the secretary of state to seek permission from a legislative council before making election changes in an emergency.last_img read more

Olympia Master Builders Golf Tournament

first_imgSubmitted by Olympia Master BuildersThe 2012 OMB Golf  Tournament will be at the Links Course at Hawks Prairie Golf Course with an 8:00 a.m. shotgun start this Thursday, June 21st.  Cost to play is only $85 per player or $320 per team of four.This year’s Las Vegas theme promises to bring extra excitement to the event.  Come and see if you can win the new car from All Star Ford in our Hole-in-One contest!  OMB had a Hole-in-One winner in our 2010 tournament.  The odds are in your favor.Thank you to our sponsors:  Main Event Sponsor, Pro-Build.  There are still 3 Hole Sponsorships available.  Visit www.omb.org or call Regina at 360-754-0912 right away to register to play or sponsor. Facebook2Tweet0Pin0last_img read more