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Mickelson wins match against Woods with birdie on 22nd hole

first_imgPhil Mickelson, left, and Tiger Woods talk at the first tee before a golf match at Shadow Creek golf course, Friday, Nov. 23, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)Phil Mickelson beat Tiger Woods in overtime Friday in their $9 million pay-per-view match in Las Vegas that ended up free for many viewers because of technical problems.Mickelson won on the 22nd hole, making a 4-foot birdie putt on a specially set up 93-yard, par 3. The match at Shadow Creek Golf Club finished under floodlights.Mickelson said to Woods after the match: “Just know I will never let you live that down. It’s not the Masters or the U.S. Open, but it is nice to have a little something on you.”Woods said he enjoyed the match, even if he was on the losing end.“You couldn’t have made this event any better than it was,” he said. “It was back and forth and very competitive on a golf course that was playing on the tricky side.”The match made for some compelling golf at times, if only most people would have been able to see it. Technical difficulties marred the event, which was billed as golf’s first pay-per-view broadcast.Some viewers unable to view it on their televisions after paying $19.95. Turner and Bleacher Report representatives sent out links on social media allowing people to view it for free on their computers and mobile devices.There were over 500 people on hold online waiting for assistance during one point.“We experienced some technical issues on B/R Live that temporarily impacted user access to The Match. We’ve taken a number of steps to resolve the matter, with our main priority being the delivery of content to those that have purchased the PPV event,” Turner spokeswoman Tareia Williams said in an emailed statement.Only 700 invited guests were allowed to watch the event at Shadow Creek. The match was billed as a chance for viewers to watch an untraditional golf broadcast as both golfers and their caddies were mic’d up. It also featured live odds from MGM resorts and a drone was used for live shots.There was some banter between Woods and Mickelson early on but not much as the stakes increased.Mickelson said on the 15th hole to Woods that “I’m trying to be more talkative but I’m not on this back nine.”Woods understood and responded that they were going back to their old mode of “trying to beat each other’s brains in.”The most revealing moment on the front nine happened after Woods missed a 4-foot, short par putt on the second hole to give Mickelson an early advantage.“I was half a second from giving him that putt because he always makes those,” Mickelson said to his brother, Tim, who was his caddie.Mickelson was 1 up through the front nine before Woods seized the lead with birdies on the par-4 11th and 12th holes. Mickelson then squared it with a birdie on the par-3 13th and retook the lead when Woods bogeyed the par-4 15th.Woods tied it with birdie from the fringe of the green on the par-3 17th. Both birdied the par-5 18th and then parred the first playoff hole before it went to the par-3 extra hole — which was pitch shots off the practice putting green — that they kept playing until there was a winner.After he birdied the 17th, Woods said to caddie Joe LaCava “just like old times, buddy.”Mickelson also said it was like old times for him against Woods after that trademark shot.“You’ve been doing that to me for 20 years, I don’t know why I am surprised now,” he said.Mickelson also had the advantage in challenge bets. Woods won the first challenge for $200,000 when Mickelson didn’t birdie the first hole. Mickelson though won the next three, which were closest-to-the-pin challenges on par-3 holes, which totaled $600,000.Both said they couldn’t see challenge bets become a part of regular PGA Tour events.“Maybe at match play you could but that might not be the best thing,” Mickelson said. “I think it added to the competition. It had that flavor of a Tuesday practice round with more at stake.” — (AP)last_img read more

Hat-trick hero Nightingale gets better with age

first_imgThe winger has shrugged off the comparison, saying he is lucky to be playing outside some gifted playmakers that make his job easier. ‌Remarkably, Nightingale’s nine tries this year mean he hasn’t crossed the stripe once this year outside his three hat-tricks (the others were against Wests Tigers in Round 5 and Melbourne in Round 9).Even more bizarrely, had his team not pulled off a remarkable second-half fightback two of those three hat-tricks would have come in losing efforts following a high-scoring 34-22 loss to the Storm.Speaking after the game, Nightingale said he was happy to bring up his 100 NRL try milestone at his favourite rugby league ground in Kogarah.”I love playing [at UOW Jubilee Oval], it’s my favourite ground to play rugby league at and a lot of friends and family in the crowd and fans that have been part of my journey for a long time so I’m very excited to bring it up here at home and get a win along with it as well,” he said.”I scored [a hat-trick] earlier this year against Melbourne [in a loss]; little individual highlights like hat-tricks don’t feel like anything if you go on to lose the game so very excited to play the way we did in the second half and get that first half behind us because there were some nervous moments in the sheds at half-time.”Of his tendency to score tries in bunches, he said the games where the Dragons’ left-edge attack clicks can allow him to take advantage of the momentum created.”It’s strange, when we’re going on the left edge we seem to exploit teams really well. [Left-edge back-rower] Joel [Thompson] got across the line too. “Gareth [Widdop] being back has really helped open things up so very excited to be on the end of [Tim] Lafai and ‘Gaz’ (Widdop) and their try-assisting ability.”McGregor had plenty of praise for the milestone man after the game.”He’s been outstanding, like a bottle of red wine, he keeps getting better with age,” McGregor said.”He’s always a guy that goes out there and plays to his potential. He’s a big metre-eater at the back of the field, he knows how to get to the try-line and the boys really like his leadership. He’s a pleasure to coach.”Nightingale laughed off the wine comparison but was pleased to be thought of as someone who consistently delivers his best.”I pride myself on my consistency and I think that fluctuates with the way the team’s going throughout the year, it’s much easier when you’ve got a good bunch of guys going forward,” he said.last_img read more

Madrid’s doubt with Achraf

first_imgIn objective terms, Achraf’s loan to Borussia Dortmund for two seasons has been a resounding success: So far, the Spanish-Moroccan winger has played 65 games and 5,249 minutes, has scored ten goals and given 17 assists and has lifted a German Super Cup. His development on the pitch has gone hand in hand with those numbers, he has performed in four positions on the field, both in line with four and with five defenders, and he has accumulated the experience and the lack that he lacked in 2017-18, his only campaign in Madrid. At 21, Achraf is done.The satisfaction in the white club with the loan has driven the decision to recover him for next season, although there are doubts at that point: at the Bernabéu they know that the player aspires to not see his progression slowed down, something that could happen if he has to compete with Carvajal for the position.Zidane and Achraf maintain an excellent relationship, the French requested that he stay in the summer of 2017, when his transfer to Alavés was practically done. But it is no less true that Carvajal has the starting stripes, a reality that Odriozola already realized, signed in 2018 by more than 30 million and now, transferred to Bayern until June. Achraf himself made clear in an interview with AS last October 2019 his position: “I cannot lie, of course I would like to succeed in Madrid, it is my home. But if not, I will try to succeed elsewhere. That is my dream. “When the loan ends, Madrid and Achraf will sit down to decide, the club knowing that the footballer values ​​playing above all else. AFP ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Achraf, after PSG-Dortmund.AFP Dortmund aspired to prolong the transfer or to sign him, but his optimism has waned a lot over the months. They know in Dortmund that Achraf has the interest of several greats from England and Italy, with whom he could not compete (Transfermarkt rates the lateral at € 60M).That conversation between Madrid and Achraf has an important addition: he ends his contract in 2021. There are three possible solutions: that Zidane convince the player that, despite Carvajal’s presence, it will be important; to sign a new contract and then go back on loan; or a millionaire transfer in which Madrid would keep a buyback option in the future.last_img read more

Parsard’s thanksgiving service set for September 1

first_imgA thanksgiving service for the life of the late trainer Harry Parsard will be held on Thursday, September 1 at the Constant Spring Church of Christ, 2 Mannings Avenue, starting at 1 p.m.Parsard died after a short illness on Tuesday, August 16 at age 79.The veteran was a stalwart of the racing industry in his capacities as owner, trainer and breeder. He was also an executive member of both the United Racehorse Trainers’ Association (URTA) and Racehorse Owners’ Association.At the time of his death, he was the second vice-president of the UTRA.Above all, Parsard interacted with members of the racing fraternity on a day to day basis as the main supplier of hay and horse feeds to his many clients. He was the owner of a large hay farm in Clarendon as well.In recent years, Parsard, in collaboration with his son Ian, made an indelible mark in grade one races with the 2014 champion sprinter and Gold Cup winner POTCHEEN, UPPA TUNE and PETE’SWILDONE, not to mention the consistent American filly LONG RUNNING TRAIN.But despite their success, Parsard in an interview last year admitted that his greatest training feat was saddling the 35-1 outsider SUPERLUMINAL to win the 2015 Jamaica St. Leger, beating the derby winner SEEKING MY DREAM in the process.Having worked with the British Railways while living in England 40 years ago, Parsard named many of his horses after his previous occupation – LONG RUNNING TRAIN, ORIGINAL TRAIN, GRAND TRAIN, CITY TRAIN, DR TRAIN, WAR TRAIN and ONE GREAT TRAIN, to name a few.He is survived by his son Ian, vice-president of finance and operations at Jamaica Broilers and daughter Dr Susan Wright.last_img read more

Experience could be key in Super Bowl outcome

first_imgHOUSTON (AP):There’s no hiding it. One edge the New England Patriots have over the Atlanta Falcons in today’s Super Bowl can’t be denied – experience.It’s a factor never to be scoffed at when the AFC and NFC champions meet for the league title.Sure, New England (16-2) have a bunch of young players – 16 with four years or less in the NFL – and the Falcons (13-5) actually have four guys who have played in a Super Bowl – Dwight Freeney, Courtney Upshaw, Dashon Goldson and Philip Wheeler. Don’t let that mislead you.When a team has a quarterback and a coach in their seventh Super Bowl together, along with a slew of players who helped it win the championship just two years ago, well, that’s the kind of experience that can be key.Just ask Tom Brady.”I’ve got a good regulation of my emotions and I know when I need to get amped up and I know when I need to relax a little bit, and I think you learn those things,” said Brady, a three-time Super Bowl MVP who’s 4-2 in the game.”You kind of have to be right on the edge. It’s such an emotional game. You don’t want to be out of control, but you can’t play with no emotion. You strike different chords for different emotions at different times.”The Falcons aren’t discounting the edge of having been down this path. Freeney, who won a ring with Indianapolis at the 2007 game, believes the mental approach is critical.WHOLE DIFFERENT LEVEL”I was 24 or 25 or whatever I was,” he said of playing in the Colts’ victory against Chicago. “My body and everything was just on a whole different level, which is to be expected at that age.Atlanta have never won an NFL crown, are in only their second Super Bowl in 51 seasons of life – a decisive loss to Denver came in 1999 – and rarely have been a contender to get this far.Since Brady became New England’s starter, he ranks first in postseason wins (24), passing attempts (1,263), completions (788), yards (8,628) and touchdowns (61). He has the most multi-touchdown games (19) and most career 300-yard games (11) in NFL playoff history. He will also become the first player to appear in seven Super Bowls, and with a victory would have the most rings, tied with Charles Haley.last_img read more

Creamline targets No. 1 vs Adamson

first_imgMOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Tied with BanKo-Perlas for the lead at 10-3, Creamline can clinch the top seeding in the semifinals with a straight-set or four-set victory over winless Adamson-Akari. Even if the Perlas Spikers hurdle the Tacloban Fighting Warays in the other match at 2 p.m., Creamline will still get top seed by virtue of the tiebreak.Creamline coach Tai Bundit is expected to try new combinations in preparation for a projected semifinal clash with No. 4 PetroGazz.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 ChrissBanKo-Perlas, on the other hand, gears up for a Final Four duel with Ateneo-Motolite, which closed out with a 10-4 card for third place.The Lady Eagles are using the tournament as part of their buildup for the coming UAAP season. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? 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 Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taalcenter_img Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Tired and hurting Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew LATEST STORIES Creamline primes up for the tough Final Four grind as it faces Adamson-Akari on Saturday hoping to clinch the No. 1 ranking in the Premier Volleyball League Season 2 Open Conference in Batangas City.“We want that extra push going to the Final Four,” said Creamline star Alyssa Valdez of the 4 p.m. encounter at Batangas City Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA titlelast_img read more

Investments, educational qualifications chief among areas to be strengthened with Russia

first_imgSome of the dignitaries at the reception including former President Donald RamotarAs Russians in Guyana gathered at the Russian Embassy, Kitty, Georgetown, on Wednesday evening to celebrate Russia’s National Day, the Head of State, President David Granger, called for strengthened relations with the country in areas of investments and educational qualifications.“Guyana looks forward to strengthening its relations with Russia and particularly to the successful conclusion to agreements relating to investments and a mutual recognition of educational qualification…we will continue to collaborate on a multilateral level with Russia in pursuing our common interests” the President assured the Russian diplomats.According to Granger, over the past 50 years, Guyana and Russia have enjoyed and seeks to maintain their good relations of peace and security.This, the President noted, is as a result of Russia’s continued support in areas such as debt relief, disaster relief etc.“Guyana iterates its appreciation for Russia’s support in debt relief and disaster relief. Our relations have been advanced through the treaty and basic relations between the Government of Guyana and the Government of the Russian Federation and agreement pertaining to visa requirements, through the agreement of combating illicit trade of narcotics and other substances and through work of the joint working group in the field of geology and subsoil management” Granger added.Ambassador of the Russian Federation to Guyana, Alexander Kurmaz, who expressed similar sentiments, noted that Guyana shares common approaches with Russia to a number of global issues.Coupled with this, the Ambassador noted that good relations are maintained through the non-interference of the affairs of the respective countries.“Russia and Guyana have enjoyed friendly cordial relations since unofficially a century but through establishing diplomatic relations in the year 1970. These relations are based on the principles of mutual respect and non-interference into each other’s affairs. We share common approaches to a number of issues on the global agenda and are looking forward to expanding our cooperation, not only on a bilateral level but also within international mechanisms” Kurmaz stated.On Russia Day, celebrated on June 12 annually, the country traditionally holds holiday concerts, mass open-air celebrations and sports events.The holiday was celebrated for the first time in 1995 after the First Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Soviet Federative Congress of People’s Deputies of the Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR, part of the Soviet Union) adopted the Declaration of State Sovereignty of the RSFSR.Since 2001, Russia Day has been celebrated with fireworks in Moscow and in other cities around the country.last_img read more

ATV rollover near Tumbler Ridge claims life

first_imgRCMP found the male driver deceased at the scene, while a male passenger sustained a head laceration and concussion after being ejected from the side-by-side and landing three metres away. The other female passenger received treatment for minor injuries and shock.- Advertisement –last_img

Arsenal avoid Qarabag slip-up as Celtic fall in Austria

first_img0Shares0000A trio of firsts: Matteo Guendouzi was one of three players to score their maiden Arsenal goal on Thursday© AFP Alexander NEMENOVPARIS, France, Oct 4 – Unai Emery’s Arsenal cruised to a 3-0 victory away to Azeri champions Qarabag in the Europa League on Thursday, while Celtic slumped to a 3-1 defeat against Red Bull Salzburg.Sokratis bundled in a Nacho Monreal header on four minutes in Baku, with Arsenal academy graduate Emile Smith Rowe and French youngster Matteo Guendouzi also scoring their first goals for the club. The Gunners extended their winning run to eight matches and lead Sporting Lisbon on goal difference at the top of Group E, after the Portuguese side snatched a 2-1 win in Ukraine with two late goals against Vorskla Poltava.Arsenal’s Armenian midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan did not make the trip to Azerbaijan due to diplomatic tensions between the country and his homeland.Odsonne Edouard fired Celtic ahead after just two minutes in Austria, but a brace from Munas Dabbur and a goal from Japanese forward Takumi Minamino gave Salzburg a second win in two Group B matches.Celtic lost James Forrest to a straight red card after he upended Andreas Ulmer in the area, with Dabbur converting the resulting penalty to condemn Brendan Rodgers’ side.Seven-time European champions AC Milan recovered from a goal down at home to Olympiakos to claim a 3-1 victory in Group F, as Patrick Cutrone scored twice either side of a Gonzalo Higuain effort.Steven Gerrard’s Rangers are in action at home to Rapid Vienna in the later round of games, while Chelsea host Hungarian outfit Vidi at Stamford Bridge.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more


first_imgDonegal Councillor Patrick McGowan has accused the government of a continued anti-rural agenda, following the announcement of significant cuts to rent supplement in Donegal and rural regions while the payment is increased in urban areas.Thousands of people in receipt of rent supplement in Donegal and across the North West are being hit with cuts up to €50 from this week, with little warning. The maximum payment in Donegal now ranges from €175 for a single person in shared accommodation to €450 for a family with three children.According to Cllr McGowan, there is no justification for slashing rent supports to low income families in Donegal while the same family Dublin or Galway gets an increase in rent support. “The Social Protection Minister Joan Burton is attempting to justify this outrageous decision by citing a ‘downward trend’ in rent costs. However I have spoken to many people in receipt of the payment in Donegal who have seen no reduction in rental costs and they have now suddenly been hit with a cut in support,” the Fianna Fáil Councillor said.“The reality is that households in rural areas, and particularly in county Donegal, face additional costs because of their distance from cities. Transport and fuel costs for instance are much higher for rural households compared urban households , while access to amenities and community services is also more restricted. Joan Burton, a Dublin based Minister, has failed to consider this.“Unfortunately, this seems like just the latest in what has become a sustained attack on rural communities by a largely Dublin based Cabinet. And Donegal always seems to bear the brunt of it. We’ve seen local garda stations shut down, community hospital beds closed, the future of small schools under threat, local post offices at risk, funding for our roads and rural transport cut … The list goes on.“I am urging our local Labour and Fine Gael representatives to tell their colleague Joan Burton that this decision on rent supplement is anti-rural, anti-Donegal and will have a significant impact on households here. We need to start seeing our Labour government representatives in Donegal standing up for local communities and ensuring that our local services and supports for rural households are not continually cut to the bone.”  RENT SUPPLEMENT CUT IS ATTACK ON RURAL DONEGAL – McGOWAN was last modified: June 14th, 2013 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)last_img read more