Woods to play with No. 1 and 2 in the world at US Open

first_imgVolcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding The USGA released its tee times Thursday for the U.S. Open next week at Shinnecock Hills, and it offered two stacked groups for the morning and afternoon.Phil Mickelson, Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroy tee off together in the morning of the first round. Woods, Johnson and Thomas are together in the afternoon.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThis is the 10-year anniversary of the USGA first putting together the Nos. 1-2-3 players in the world at Torrey Pines — Woods, Mickelson and Adam Scott.Woods is playing the U.S. Open for the first time since he missed the cut at Chambers Bay in 2015. He has been out of golf for most of the past two years recovering from back surgeries, and his world ranking fell as low as No. 1,199 until returning to competition last December. In nine PGA Tour events, he has a pair of top 10s and had missed the cut only one time. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Mickelson previously has played with McIlroy four times in the majors, including the 2011 U.S. Open that McIlroy won by eight shots for his first major, and the 2013 British Open that Mickelson won at Muirfield.The USGA went with an All-Spain group for Sergio Garcia, Jon Rahm and Rafa Cabrera Bello; and All-Asian group with Li Haotong of China, Si Woo Kim of South Korea and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand; and an All-England group featuring Tyrrell Hatton, Danny Willett and Ian Poulter.Six spots have been set aside for those who get into the top 60 in the world this week, though only two players, Emiliano Grillo and Byeong Hun An, are assured of that and only one other player can make the top 60 by winning the FedEx St. Jude Classic.The top of the order for alternates come from Japan (Rikuya Hoshino), Tennessee (Scott Piercy) and Ohio (Ted Potter Jr.), but that’s only to fill vacant spots. If a qualifier were to withdraw, his spot would be taken by the alternate from his sectional site.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Bryan Colangelo resigns as 76ers president after Twitter scandal Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. MOST READ Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina It will be the first time Woods and Johnson have played together in a major, and their first time in the same group since the opening two rounds of Torrey Pines in 2017 when both missed the cut. That doesn’t include the round they played with President Donald Trump the day after Thanksgiving last year.Woods and Thomas have played together only once in competition, at Riviera in the Genesis Open, the only cut Woods has missed this year. But they play occasionally at home in south Florida.Mickelson gets his third crack at Shinnecock Hills, where he was in position to win in 1995 and in 2004. In his first appearance, Mickelson played the par-5 16th in 6 over for the week and finished four shots behind Corey Pavin. The next time, he briefly had a one-shot lead with two holes to play when he made double bogey on the 71st hole and lost by two shots to Retief Goosen.The U.S. Open is the only major Mickelson lacks for the career Grand Slam. McIlroy and Spieth also have three legs of the career Slam, with McIlroy missing the Masters and Spieth lacking the PGA Championship.This will be the fifth time Spieth and McIlroy, the two biggest attractions among the younger generation, play together in a major.ADVERTISEMENT China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls FILE – In this June 19, 2004, file phoo, Tiger Woods walks through the fescue to the sixth green during the third round of the U.S. Open golf tournament at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in Southampton, N.Y. Woods will be playing the U.S. Open for the first time since 2015 at Shinnecock Hills on June 14-17, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)Tiger Woods will play the opening two rounds of the U.S. Open with Justin Thomas and Dustin Johnson, which feels like a grouping of Nos. 1-2-3 in the world ranking.Except that Woods is No. 80.ADVERTISEMENT Lacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons film Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial View commentslast_img read more

Top pick CJ Perez ready to give cellar-dweller Columbian a lift

first_imgJapeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award ‘Surprised’ Paul Desiderio excited to join Kiefer Ravena, Kevin Alas at NLEX Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Perez, though, was still a happy camper that he will go the Dyip as the league’s top overall pick.“Of course I’m excited and happy that I’ll go to Columbian as the top pick and I hope I can play well in the PBA,” said Perez. “I’ll always bring in the effort and if the team needs a scorer then I’ll be ready for that.I will give my best to the team.”Perez’ new coach Johnedel Cardel added that there’ll be no change in the lineup and that the team with Perez and fellow rookie JP Calvo will be final.“Whoever we picked, we’ll stick with them,” said Cardel. “Hopefully, we can win more with the addition of CJ and some other guys. For me, CJ is perfect for us.”ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkcenter_img No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia “Of course, it’s not just me who will lift the whole club, all of us players will have to work together to help the team improve,” said Perez in Filipino Sunday at Robinson’s Manila.“Although I wish that we can turn the fortunes of Columbian around but we can’t do that if we don’t put in the effort.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissThe former NCAA MVP will join the Dyip, who already boast a promising backcourt composed of Jerramy King and Rashawn McCarthy.King was the fourth-best scorer among locals in the Governors’ Cup norming 20.2 points-per-game in the eliminations, but despite that, Columbian still finished with a league-worst 1-10 record in the conference. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Top overall pick CJ Perez knows he’s not a cure-all for Columbian in the coming PBA season and it needs a whole team’s effort to change the culture of a franchise.Perez was the 2018 PBA Draft’s top selection and he went to a Dyip team badly needing wins after finishing the 2017-2018 season with an overall record of 6-27.ADVERTISEMENT Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparc Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. last_img read more

Guinean, 24, Dies in a pool of blood

first_imgShare this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window) A 24 year-old Guinean national, Suleiman Sow, a Fulani, came to Liberia to learn the English language, according to relatives who spoke last Friday to the Daily Observer in New Kru Town.Sow was still struggling to realize his dream, friends said.But Thursday, Dec. 18 and about midnight, local residents say Sow was heard crying in his bedroom.The following morning when neighbors when to his New Kru Town residence they him lying in a pool of blood.Sow before his death was believed to be a cell phone repairer near the Duala Market, relatives say.Sow’s problems began a month ago when he and an unidentified man engaged in a physical fight from which he (Sow) suffered a deep cut on his right arm,  according to a family member.“I always advised Sow not to fight anybody but he would not listen to me,” another  family member, with tears in his eyes, told our correspondent.Neighbors told reporters that what seemed an intense struggle apparently took place in the room the night Sow died.“I heard him crying the whole night,” a neighbor said.Sow’s body was identified by relatives, who waited for authorities to give them the go-ahead to begin the Islamic burial process on  Friday morning.Police have requested relatives of the deceased to visit the New Kru Town depot for further interrogation, although a police source say they don’t suspect any foul play.The body last Saturday afternoon was claimed by an Ebola Response Team.last_img read more

Alzheimer’s society to hold fifth annual walk on Sunday

first_imgRegistration will begin at 10:30 a.m. on Sunday for the fifth annual Alzheimer’s walk, and walkers will be walking for the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C. The event will be at the Pomeroy Sport Centre and will be held from 11 a.m. until noon.The walk is behind held in honour of the caregivers of people with the disease. Similar events are held all over the province.There is no fundraising goal for event organizers, however they do welcome any donations for the cause.- Advertisement –last_img read more

Explanation on why Aston Villa fans should feel optimistic

first_imgThis is all good news, according to football finance journalist Matt Scott.“If I can reassure anyone at all, the new owners are a step in the right direction,” he told Jim White on talkSPORT.“[The club] are in a much better place after this £55million takeover last week.“Wesley Edens is massively wealthy; at the moment he is selling his stake in a private equity firm he co-founded and they’re going to a Japanese tech investor called SoftBank, who are massive and that deal is going to pay him more than £400m and that’s on top of his fortune, which is already £2bn. The future is looking bright for Aston Villa and fans should feel very optimistic about the takeover of their club.In July it was announced that NSWE, a company that is jointly owned and controlled by businessman Nassef Sawiris’ group, NNS and businessman Wesley Edens will inject significant investment into the Championship club, while Dr Tony Xia will become co-chairman and remain on the board. 1 “They’ve now got the third richest owners in all of English football.” 💷💷Football finance expert @Matt5cott explains why #AVFC fans should be feeling optimistic following the club’s takeover 🙌[📻 @JimWhite with @eToro] pic.twitter.com/RFrvUbLw8O— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) July 23, 2018Edens also owns National Basketball Association team, the Milwaukee Bucks and, as Matt pointed out you don’t get to that position unless you have the cash to back it up.“Americans sports leagues do all their due diligence on exactly what the new ownership is going to be and are far more robust in their examination of the credentials of new owners there than we have in this country.“His partner at Villa is a guy called Nassef Sawiris. He’s from Egypt and is even wealthier than Wesley Edens. He’s the fourth richest man in Africa with an estimated net worth of £5.1bn and Villa now have the third richest owners in all of English football.” Villa are now under new ownership last_img read more

RATHMULLAN TO LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS – AND HELP FAMILIES IN MALAWI

first_imgLast year, Rathmullan’s Christmas tree was lit up to little fanfare but this year a group of committed locals plan to make it a very different event.Saturday 1st December at 7.45pm, Rathmullan’s first official lighting up ceremony will take place at the beach car park and will kickstart the fundraising efforts of the Rathmullan Habitat for Humanity Group.The group, comprising of about 20 individuals from Rathmullan and surrounding areas, will travel to Malawi next August where they will work alongside families to build much needed housing. Families and individuals are invited to buy baubles (at prices of 2, 5 and 10 euro) in local shops in the run-up to the Christmas tree lighting. They will then be invited to write their names on the baubles and place them on the Christmas tree as part of the lighting up ceremony.“It will be a nice family event,” said Fr. Martin Collum, parish priest in Rathmullan,”and there will be some carollers on hand to provide a bit of musical entertainment.”All money raised will go to the local Habitat for Humanity group, which began as a joint venture by the three Rathmullan churches; Presbyterian, Church of Ireland and Catholic. Congregation members and clergy from each of the churches are participating in the project.Everyone is asked to come along, add a bauble to the tree, and light Rathmullan up in style this year.  RATHMULLAN TO LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS – AND HELP FAMILIES IN MALAWI was last modified: November 23rd, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:RATHMULLAN TO LIGHT UP FOR CHRISTMAS – AND HELP FAMILIES IN MALAWIlast_img read more

LARGE CROWDS TURN OUT IN LETTERKENNY FOR SWITCHING-ON OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS

first_imgCrowds enjoy the atmosphere at Market Square in LetterkennyLarge crowds gathered at Letterkenny’s Market Square this evening for the official switching-on of the town’s Christmas lights.There was a real festive atmosphere as families gathered to officially mark the countdown to Christmas.Letterkenny Chamber and local businesses should be congratulated for what turned out to be a hugely enjoyable evening. Santa even made an appearance in LetterkennyLocal business owners set out stalls in front of their shops with many handing out free mulled wine and mince pies.Children were also given free goodie bags.Lord Mayor of Letterkenny Dessie Larkin said he was delighted to see so many families had made the effort to come out on what was a very cold night.President of Letterkenny Chamber John Watson congratulated and thanked all local businesses for their efforts. And there was even an appearance by a certain man with a white beard and a red suit.He told children that they now had the chance to be good before he sees them again on Christmas Day.And with that it was home for a night in front of the fire to watch the Late Late Toy Show! LARGE CROWDS TURN OUT IN LETTERKENNY FOR SWITCHING-ON OF CHRISTMAS LIGHTS was last modified: December 1st, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Christmas lightletterkennyLetterkenny ChamberMayor Dessie Larkinlast_img read more

Appeal launched to help Barney the blind donkey see again

first_imgA partially blind donkey found wandering on the side of a hill has been saved by a Donegal charity which hope to help him see again.Barney the donkey was found in a terrified and disorientated state in a field in Northern Ireland recently by two ladies.The women cared for Barney for a few days before they contacted the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary in Raphoe. For the first number of days the terrified creature would not interact with other donkeys or staff.Sanctuary staff quickly spotted that he had a severe problem with his sight and cataracts were diagnosed following ultrasound investigations and blood tests.https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-barney-to-seeBarney was deemed suitable for surgery at an equine clinic in England which he has just undergone. He will need to spend a minimum of 10 days in Intensive Care at the clinic following the surgery and vets are hopeful he will see once again.This along with travel costs and aftercare will place extreme pressure on the Donegal sanctuary’s funds with the onset of winter feeding bills for the other donkeys in their care.Owner of the Donegal Donkey Sanctuary, Danny Curran, said Barney has obviously been “through the mill.”https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-barney-to-see“It is a particularly harrowing story as Barney is very anxious around people so has obviously been subjected to cruel treatment in the past. “The sanctuary feel that his situation is especially tragic as he would have not been able to see the individual who perpetrated this treatment approaching and lived his entire life in a state of heightened terror which he is still suffering from.“Donkeys are incredibly empathetic creatures and one of the other resident donkeys has been acting as a guide donkey for Barney who follows him around the paddocks.”A ‘Gofundme’ page called ‘Help Barney See’ has been set up and can be found on the sanctuary Facebook page or clicking into https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-barney-to-seeAlternatively, donations can be made via PayPal on the Facebook page found by clicking on the ‘Learn More’ button or by cheque or postal order sent directly to Donegal Donkey Sanctuary at Castledooey, Raphoe. The sanctuary would be extremely grateful for any help offered.Appeal launched to help Barney the blind donkey see again was last modified: October 26th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:appealBarneyBlindDanny CurrandonkeyRaphoe Donkey Sanctuarylast_img read more

Warriors Profiles: Why Andre Iguodala is this team’s glue guy

first_imgThis Warriors player is a former NBA Finals MVP who may have shown us how valuable he is to the team when they saw life without him.(In case you missed them previously, here are the first installations of our ‘Game Faces’ feature, profiles on Jacob Evans, Jonas Jerebko, Quinn Cook, Damian Jones, Kevon Looney and Jordan Bell. Dope images provided by Jose Carlos Fajardo)Andre IguodalaContract: 2 years / $33 million remainingOutlook: Last season, Iguodala posted career lows in points (6.6) …last_img read more

NBA Draft: Warriors select Jordan Poole with No. 28 pick

first_img[vemba-video id=”van/sc/2019/06/21/bang_67131d87-e84f-42f7-9a78-90682f81770f”] OAKLAND – The Warriors just selected a player who could have a significant role in determining the team’s playoff fortunes next season.The Warriors picked Michigan sophomore forward/guard Jordan Poole at No. 28 in the NBA Draft on Thursday, giving the team some needed wing depth and outside shooting. Beforehand, Warriors general manager Bob Myers had said he hopes the No. 28 pick will play “big minutes” because of …last_img read more