Inspired by the performances of Justin Rose, Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy, Europe survived an early scare in Sunday’s singles to win by five points and record an eighth victory in the last 10 contests. And while that statistic prompted Phil Mickelson to call for a reversion to the successful approach of 2008 United States captain Paul Azinger – right in front of losing skipper Tom Watson – Westwood said Europe had no need to make any changes. Lee Westwood urged future European Ryder Cup captains to take a leaf from Paul McGinley’s book after the Irishman led the home side to victory at Gleneagles. “I think Paul got a great template and a model for captains going forward,” said Westwood, who has played under nine different captains. “I think you could base your captaincy and your future captain around the way Paul did it this week.” World number one McIlroy, who publicly lobbied for McGinley to be made captain in January 2013, added: “He has just been the most wonderful captain and I can’t speak highly enough of him. “From the first day we got here, the speeches that he gave, the videos he showed us, the people that he got in to talk us, the imagery in the team room, it all tied in together; all part of the plan, all for the cause of trying to win this Ryder Cup. “He was meticulous in his planning. He left no stone unturned. I think I speak on behalf of all the 12 players and just say that he couldn’t have done anything else. He was absolutely fantastic.” Europe were overwhelming favourites with a 10-6 lead heading into the 12 singles matches, but at one point the United States were ahead in six and threatening their own version of the ‘Miracle at Medinah’. However, McIlroy was an approximate eight under par in thrashing Rickie Fowler 5&4 to put the first p oint on the board and fellow Northern Irishman McDowell won five out of six holes from the 10th to recover from three down against Jordan Spieth in the opening match. With US Open champion Martin Kaymer beating Masters champion Bubba Watson and Rose fighting back from four down after six against Hunter Mahan to claim a half, Europe were within sight of victory and Welshman Jamie Donaldson delivered it in style, hitting his approach to the 15th to within inches of the hole to beat Keegan Bradley 4&3. That prompted a handshake on the fairway between the captains and the usual curious conclusion as the remaining matches played out, Sergio Garcia beating Jim Furyk, Ian Poulter halving his match with Webb Simpson, Lee Westwood losing to Jimmy Walker and Victor Dubuisson halving with Zach Johnson. Press Association
WPTV Reports:GADSDEN COUNTY, Fla. — Gov. Ron DeSantis said five Florida residents who recently traveled to China have tested positive for coronavirus and are being quarantined.The governor didn’t specify where the residents are being quarantined.“They’re not going to be released from quarantine until they test negative,” Gov. DeSantis said on Thursday at the Gadsden County Sheriff’s Office. “We don’t anticipate that having any impact on the people actually living in Florida.”In addition, the governor said an elderly Santa Rosa County man has presumptively tested positive for coronavirus, or COVID-19, in a state lab. That positive test still needs to be confirmed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.Gov. DeSantis said the man, who’s over the age of 70, had severe underlying medical conditions.“He had been doing international travel,” the governor said. “He’s not in shape to fully answer all the questions, so there’s an investigation ongoing.”Gov. DeSantis added that the coronavirus risk to Floridians remains low, and the federal government is working to provide more testing kits to the state to screen patients for the virus.“As of right now, our testing is being done in three local areas. We have Jacksonville, we have Tampa, and we have Miami,” the governor said. “They have tens of thousands [of tests] that will eventually be en route. We don’t have them yet. We’d like to get them as soon as possible.”State officials said people who are elderly, frail, or have underlying medical conditions are most at risk of coronavirus.“That is overwhelmingly the audience, the groups, that is most susceptible to COVID-19,” the governor said. “If you’re somebody that has a real serious condition already, you should it view it differently than if you’re 25 years old and don’t have any problems.”To date, the CDC has only confirmed two cases of coronavirus in Florida: a Manatee County man in his 60s, and a Hillsborough County man in her 20s.For questions related to coronavirus in Florida, contact the Department of Health’s COVID-19 Call Center by calling 1-866-779-6121. The call center is open Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.mGet the latest information about coronavirus in Florida by clicking here.
New Delhi: Hardik Pandya received massive backlash for his comments on the talk show Koffee With Karan, hosted by Bollywood director Karan Johar. Pandya’s comments were accused of being ‘misogynistic’, ‘racist’ and he was criticised heavily on social media. The player issued an apology but the BCCI ordered him and KL Rahul, the other cricketer on the show back from the tour of Australia and suspended them from playing all forms of cricket. However, it seems that all the criticism has taken a toll on Hardik Pandya and the cricketer, who is back home in Gujarat, is apparently choosing to spend time alone. The period of Makar Sankranti is considered auspicious in Gujarat where people fly kites to celebrate the festival. However, in the Pandya household, it is far from festive.Speaking about his son’s state of mind, Hardik’s father Himanshu said in an interview to Mid Day that his son was disappointed by the comments and is determined to not repeat the mistake. “Ever since he has returned from Australia, he has not stepped out of the house. He is also not taking any calls… he is just taking rest. It’s a festival… a public holiday in Gujarat, but Hardik did not fly any kites. He loves flying kites but his busy cricketing schedule never allowed him to be at home during this festival over the last few years. This time, he had a chance to fly kites, but because of the adverse situation, there was no mood to celebrate the festival. We have decided not to talk to him on this subject. Even his elder brother Krunal has not discussed anything about the episode with him,” Himanshu said.Read More | Mumbai Police trolls Pandya and Rahul’s Koffee With Karan commentsPandya’s comments on the talk show drew the ire from social media users, terming it ‘misogynistic’ and ‘racist’. Along with an uncertain playing future, Pandya’s brand has taken a massive hit due to the controversy with several brands, including Gillette, dropping him as the celebrity ambassador.Read More | Pandya, KL Rahul tender ‘unconditional’ apology, BCCI demands SGMFollowing the outrage, Hotstar have removed the episode from the web while Pandya’s father Himanshu has said that the comments should not be taken seriously as his son was indulging in chatter in a light-hearted manner. The situation came into light with this one conversation when Johar was asking questions about not asking women’s name in a night club and what do men talk about. To this, Pandya replied, “I like to watch and observe how they (women) move. I’m little from the black side so I need to see how they move.” Pandya also boasted about how he casually discussed his sex life with his parents. “When I lost my virginity, I came home and said, ‘Main karke aya hai aaj (I had sex today)’. At a party my parents asked me ‘acha tera wala (women) kaun sa hai [who is your interest here?] so I said yeh, yeh, yeh (pointing out women)’ and they were like ‘waah proud of you beta’,” Pandya replied with laughter.Internal communication with the BCCIFollowing Pandya’s public apology on his Twitter handle and to the BCCI, the Indian Express accessed the internal email communication between the player and the BCCI officials. The mail trail clearly stated that Vinod Rai, the head of the Committee of Administrators, was not happy with the tone of the apology and stated it did not appear sincere. Rai suggested that Diana Edulji should suggest some penalty.Read More | Pandya suspended by Gillette for Koffee With Karan commentsEdulji sought legal help and the legal team of the Indian Cricket Board advised that under Rule 41 of the BCCI Constitution that the players should be tried for the showcause notice issued to the players. The former India women’s captain has said the enquiry should not be conducted in a hurried manner. She also pointed out there were two precedents in which a player was sent back for insubordination. One was Lala Amarnath during the 1936 series against England and Nikola Kalinic during the 2018 World Cup in Russia. With the Supreme Court scheduled to hear a plea filed by the Cricket Association of Bihar on the functioning of the CoA on January 17, Edulji said an ombudsman would be constituted to look into the matter. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Former Pakistan cricketer Wasim Akram on Tuesday claimed to have been subjected to ‘humiliation’ by Manchester Airport authorities. Akram took to Twitter to share his traumatic experience. “Very disheartened at Manchester airport today, I travel around the world with my insulin but never have I been made to feel embarrassed. Felt very humiliated as I was rudely questioned & ordered publicly to take my insulin out of its travel cold-case & dumped in to a plastic bag (sic),” Wasim Akram wrote.Akram was part of the recently-concluded Cricket World Cup commentary team. He was first diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1997 when he was the captain of the Pakistan team.In another tweet Akram said that he didn’t want to be treated any differently from others. “I do not believe I should have been treated differently from anyone else. I just believe there should be a standard of care when dealing with all people. I understand there are proper safety precautions but that doesn’t mean people should be humiliated whilst undergoing them,” wrote Akram on Twitter.Regarded as one of the finest exponent of, reverse swing bowling, Akram holds the world record for most wickets in List A cricket, with 881, and he is second only to Sri Lankan off-spin bowler Muttiah Muralitharan in terms of ODI wickets, with 502 in total. The Government of Pakistan awarded him the Hilal-e-Imtiaz on 23 March 2019 on his life time achievements In field of Cricket.
With the international break over, attention turns back to the Premier League, with this weekend headline fixture seing Liverpool host Tottenham Hotspurs. The Lilywhites may have lost three of their last four league matches but remain a tough task for Liverpool as the Reds look to strengthen their position in the title race at Anfield on Sunday Liverpool face their toughest remaining test in the Premier League title race when they welcome Tottenham Hotspur to Anfield on Sunday afternoon.The Reds lead the way at the top of the division by two points, but they have played a game more than champions Manchester City – away to Fulham last Saturday and will likely find themselves in second place ahead of kickoff.Jurgen Klopp was keen to dismiss suggestions that Liverpool showed title jitters in their most recent outing, a 2-1 win at Fulham, as they required a late James Milner penalty to overcome the division’s second-worst side. If not for Milner’s nerves of steel from 12 yards, the Reds would have headed into the international break sitting second in the table and with little chance of toppling Man City.As it is, though, they have occupied top spot for the past fortnight to ensure that City are unable to take their foot off the gas. After this tricky test against an admittedly out-of-form Tottenham side, Liverpool have just one more top-six team – away-day strugglers Chelsea on April 14 – to face in their remaining seven matches.Klopp also has the Champions League to factor in, with Porto – the best team they could have hoped for – to face over two legs for a place in the semi-finals of the competition.This is very much shaping up to be a season to remember for Liverpool fans, then, though they more than any other set of supporters – in recent years, at least – know just how quickly joy can turn to pain.The narrow win over Fulham was, no matter how Klopp puts it, a nervy affair and it was only the Reds’ fourth win in eight league matches. Those dropped points to Leicester City, West Ham United, Manchester United and Everton have allowed Man City to pounce, setting up what should be a thrilling conclusion to one of the best title races in years.Liverpool also tend to fare well against fellow top-six opposition, having claimed 13 points from games against the sides in and around them this term. Only Man City (19) have collected more, while Man United are the only side to have have won fewer points from such fixtures than Tottenham (seven).The Reds’ impressive title charge has also been built on an impressive home record and a solid defensive return, though they have conceded six goals in their five Premier League home games in 2019, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Anfield.Three more points this weekend will make it 37 home league games without defeat and at the same time ensure that Liverpool are very much in the title race to stay. Defeat, though, and it will not take long for the same old ‘bottlers’ tag to be bandied about.It was only seven weeks ago that Tottenham were themselves being talked up as title contenders – rightly so after holding off Leicester to move to within five points of the top two.That win at Wembley on February 10 made it four in a row in the top flight, but they have not picked up all three points in their four matches since.The wheels started to fall off with a shock 2-1 loss at Burnley, which they followed up with a 2-0 reverse to Chelsea, a fortunate 1-1 draw against North London rivals Arsenal and a 2-1 defeat at Southampton last time out.Victories in both legs of their Champions League last-16 tie against Borussia Dortmund has softened the blow a little, setting up a quarter-final with Man City and ensuring that their campaign is not over just yet.Any outside hopes Mauricio Pochettino had of lifting the Premier League title this term are now over, however, and all of a sudden Tottenham are looking over their shoulder rather than ahead at the top two.The defeat to Southampton three weeks ago, which Pochettino found particularly hard to accept following the concession of two late goals, leaves the Lilywhites’ top-four hopes looking a lot more precarious than they did a month ago.In fact, with Arsenal taking on Newcastle United, Chelsea heading to Cardiff City and Man United playing host to Watford, defeat for Tottenham on Sunday could be pretty disastrous.They hold a one-point advantage on fifth-placed Arsenal and are three points better off than Man United, while Chelsea are four points behind. This weekend, if all goes to form, could see the race for a top-four finish well and truly heat up.Match Facts Liverpool have lost just one of their last 24 home Premier League games against Spurs (W15 D8 L1), a 0-2 defeat in May 2011 under Kenny Dalglish. Only Man City (19) have won more points than Liverpool (13) in Premier League meetings between the ‘big six’ this season, while only Man Utd (6) have won fewer points than Tottenham in such matches (7). Liverpool are unbeaten in their last 36 home Premier League matches. If they avoid defeat here, it will be the joint-second longest unbeaten home run in the competition’s history (Chelsea 86 2004-2008, Man City 37 2010-2012). The Reds have conceded six goals in their five Premier League home games in 2019, as many as they had in their previous 17 at Anfield. No player has scored more Premier League goals in 2019 than Liverpool’s Sadio Mane (9, level with Sergio Aguero), with the Senegalese star’s nine goals coming in his last nine games. Spurs have won just one of their last 12 Premier League games against Liverpool (W1 D4 L7), winning 4-1 at Wembley in October 2017. Spurs are winless in their last four Premier League games (D1 L3). They last went five without a win in the same campaign back in February-March 2012 under Harry Redknapp. Mauricio Pochettino has never won against Jurgen Klopp at Anfield in four meetings in all competitions (W0 D2 L2). His only victory away against Liverpool was as Southampton manager in September 2013 when the Reds were managed by Brendan Rodgers. Harry Kane has been involved in four goals in four Premier League appearances against Liverpool at Anfield (3 goals, 1 assist). After a run that saw him score 11 goals in 12 games in all competitions between December and February, Son Heung-min has failed to score in his last five appearances for Spurs. Indeed, each of Spurs’ last four goals in all competitions have been netted by Harry Kane. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The Syracuse track and field team started its outdoor season Saturday at four different meets across the country. The squad was split and competed at the Tiger Track Classic at Auburn University, the Cornell Spring Invitational in Ithaca, the Stanford Invitational in Palo Alto, Calif., and the Sam Howell Invitational in Princeton, N.J.Sprinters and jumpers competed in Auburn. On the men’s side, Jarret Eaton took second place in the 110-meter hurdles. Teammates Amadou Gueye and Matthew Callanan finished eighth and 10th in the event, respectively. Frank Taylor finished 14th in the long jump, followed by teammate Will Watson, who tied for 15th. In the women’s competition, Flings Owusu-Agyapong and SaDe Lewis finished fifth in the 100-meter dash and 100-meter hurdles, respectively. Ieva Staponkute placed sixth in the triple jump.At the Stanford Invitational, Pat Dupont finished fifth in his section of the 10,000-meter run. For the women, Molly Malone placed ninth in her section of the 1,500-meter run, and Heather Stephens finished eighth in the 3,000-meter steeplechase.At the Sam Howell Invitational, Kimberly Spano and Robert Molke finished second and third in their sections of the 10,000-meter run. In the 5,000-meter elite competition, Joseph Kush finished seventh in his heat, and Brenna Symoniak finished fifth in the women’s meet.The Orange returns to action this Saturday at the UNC Kent Taylor/Joe Hilton Invitational in Chapel Hill, N.C.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text-Compiled by Jacob Pramuk, staff writer, firstname.lastname@example.org Comments Published on April 8, 2012 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+
Published on March 29, 2018 at 9:46 am Contact KJ: email@example.com | @KJEdelman The ball landed on the line, and Syracuse volunteer assistant coach Len Lopoo was sure of it. But the umpire called it out of bounds.Lopoo, a coach who prefers to not be in the spotlight, jumped from his seat and yelled at the top of his lungs.“Are you kidding me?” Lopoo said to the umpire. “That was right on the line. That was really right on the line.”Sophomore Miranda Ramirez, who was up 4-2 in the first set of her second singles match, threw up her hands in shock but let Lopoo do the talking. After the one-sided shouting continued for almost a minute, the umpire told Lopoo to “chill out.” The call stayed in favor of Wake Forest’s then-No. 88 Eliza Omirou.Associate head coach Shelley George’s husband turned his body away from the altercation and faced the crowd.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I’ve never seen him that mad before,” he said with a smirk to nearly 30 people watching at Drumlins Country Club.After the two cooled down, Ramirez flashed a smile in the direction of Lopoo and grabbed the ball to hold serve.“He had my back,” Ramirez said after the match, “… like he always does.”Courtesy of SU AthleticsLopoo, who declined to be interviewed for this story, has become No. 34 Syracuse’s (12-3, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) “X-factor” — as head coach Younes Limam put it — during home matches and behind the scenes. His instincts with in-match decisions and willingness to compete alongside players during practice set him apart from other volunteer coaches, Limam said.A teenage Lopoo played tennis at Catholic High in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, where he eventually ranked nationally as a top-20 junior player. After four team and three individual state championships in high school, Lopoo joined the tennis team at Louisiana State University, per Lopoo’s Cuse.com bio page.Following the end of his collegiate tennis career, Lopoo received his master’s and PhD at the University of Chicago. He’s been a professor at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs since 2003. In 2011, he joined the SU’s women’s tennis team as a volunteer coach. But he isn’t an ordinary volunteer coach, Limam said.Limam was hired as head coach in 2014 to change the culture of Syracuse’s program. One of the first things he did when he arrived at Syracuse was get lunch with Lopoo, who had spent the last two seasons coaching SU.The two met at Pascale Italian Bistro, a restaurant connected to Drumlins Country Club, the site of the Orange’s home matches. They talked about everything: family, team philosophy, expectations and changes to recruiting strategy. Limam didn’t know any of the players he would coach entering the 2015-16 season, so he asked Lopoo to analyze each of their playing styles to get a better sense of his new team.Limam left that conversation with a good feeling.“I knew we saw eye-to-eye on a lot of things,” Limam said. “It was not a question to keep him on our coaching staff.”Now four years into his partnership with Limam, Lopoo puts his tennis skills to use in morning practices. Two to three times a week, Lopoo will play several sets of singles and doubles against players, including Ramirez.“He’s a bit tricky,” Ramirez said, “He doesn’t play like anyone else on the team. (He) slices his backhand a lot, has a kick serve, plays baseline-to-baseline. It’s usually a pretty even match between us, but it helps a lot.”Lopoo points out subtle strategic adjustments to the players he competes with in practice, but while coaching them, his demeanor adapts to specific situations.“He has the instinct to know what players need,” Limam said. “Usually it’s a quick decision, it’s natural.”For Ramirez, the player Lopoo most often shadows during matches this season, positivity and reinforcement help her get to a “perfect mental state,” she said. In tight positions, like her third-set tiebreak against Omirou on March 18, Lopoo insists that Ramirez is the better player on the court and convinces her to trust her shots and instincts, she said.On gameday, each of SU’s three coaches generally hones in on a specific doubles and singles match. While Lopoo is just a volunteer assistant, Limam trusts his decision-making and game plan “100 percent.”“He helped me when I first got here,” Limam said, “and now he helps (the players) a lot. He’s a big part of what we do here.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
Clonmel Town were beaten in today’s FAI Youths Cup semi-final against Bohemians.The full-time score was Bohemians 3 Clonmel Town 1.
Aishwaria Sonavane First Published: 6th July, 2019 12:01 IST The shallow quake struck near the small city of Ridgecrest at 8:19 pm (0319 GMT Saturday), US seismologists said and follows a 6.4-magnitude quake that hit the same area the day before. SUBSCRIBE TO US The primary issue at Summer League was the arena’s overhead scoreboard, which is suspended from the roof by cables and swayed noticeably when the quake hit. A game between Phoenix and Denver, scheduled for later Friday in the Thomas & Mack, never started and was ultimately canceled – and a San Antonio-Orlando game in the adjacent Cox Pavilion, which does not have an overhead scoreboard, was also halted for precautionary reasons. The Los Angeles Dodgers and San Diego Padres played through the earthquake during their game at Dodger Stadium, though a WNBA game in Las Vegas was also stopped.”Safety comes first, second, third,” Summer League executive director Warren LeGarie said.READ| 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake Rattles South California, US President Donald Trump Says All ‘very Much Under Control’The earthquake was also felt during a baseball game between Los Angeles Dodgers’ and San Diego Padres at the Dodger stadium. The players however continued to play while the tremors could be felt. Last Updated: 6th July, 2019 12:16 IST SCARY: Earthquake Interrupts Live NBA Basketball Match In USA’s Las Vegas After US’s Southern California was rattled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday night, the NBA was forced to cancel the finish of a two Summer League games. WATCH US LIVE #EarthquakeLA pic.twitter.com/yDOOEYSk4j— Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 6, 2019 FOLLOW US After US’s Southern California was rattled by a 7.1 magnitude earthquake on Friday night, the NBA was forced to cancel the finish of a two Summer League games, including a marquee sold-out matchup between New Orleans and New YorkThe tremors felt between the games between the New Orleans Pelicans versus the New York Knicks game was played out live on television in Las Vegas. The game was postponed due to the largest earthquake in two decades. READ| Tsunami Alert Issued In Japan After 6.5 Magnitude EarthquakeThe tremor was felt more than 150 miles (240 kilometers) away in Los Angeles, where the fire department deployed vehicles and helicopters to check on damage and residents in need of emergency aid.The earthquake was the largest in southern California since 1999 when a 7.1-magnitude quake struck the Twentynine Palms Marine Corps base, according to The Los Angeles Times.On Thursday, Caltech seismologist Lucy Jones had warned a press conference that there was “about a one-in-20 chance that this location will be having an even bigger earthquake within the next few days, that we have not yet seen the biggest earthquake of the sequence.”(With agency inputs) Written By LIVE TV The latest quake was 11 times stronger than the previous day’s “foreshock”, according to the United States Geological Survey, and is part of what seismologists are calling an “earthquake sequence”. Amid the game, the commentators announced that ‘we are facing an earthquake right now’ and members in the audience were seen visibly rattled. Following which, the game was immediately stopped. Earthquake during the game😳 pic.twitter.com/uXHJM8Hbp1— NBA RETWEET (@RTNBA) July 6, 2019 COMMENT
The Guyana government is much closer to establishing a law school after a study into legal education in the Caribbean has recommended such institutions be established in Antigua and Barbuda, Jamaica and Guyana.The study was undertaken by the US-based Impact Justice, which describes itself as “an innovation and research center”. The study was funded by the Canadian government.In January 2017, a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed with the University of the Caribbean (UCC) and Law College of the Americas (LCA) for the establishment of the JOF Haynes Law School in Guyana.A government statement said then that the establishment of the school is expected to significantly reduce the cost to Guyanese nationals wanting to pursue their law studies while attracting other students from across the Caribbean.On Tuesday, Attorney General and Minister of Legal Affairs, Basil Williams S.C, said Guyana is now ready to establish its own legal institution.“We really need a law school in Guyana and against the backdrop that the tuition fees have increased this year at (the Trinidad and Tobago based) Hugh Wooding and is now well over TT$97,000, which amounts to some three million Guyana dollars. You still have to live and exist in Trinidad.”Williams said Guyana is in need of lawyers more than ever before, given the country’s development thrust.The statement said that the government is hoping to complete its definitive shareholder’s agreement and business plan by the end of this month.Williams has already indicated that that plans have been put in place to establish the institution, with a building plan and design already proposed by key stakeholders.