Danny Willett’s good luck message inspires England

first_img England – inspired by a good luck message from Masters champion Danny Willett – have taken the lead for the first time in the weekend’s international against France at Formby Golf Club.Willett, who played in this match in 2008, sent his message to the team last night and England captain Kevin Tucker commented: “They were very pleased to receive it and it was very good of the Masters champion to send it.”The team responded with high-quality golf which gave them a 3-1 win in this morning’s foursomes and an overall lead in the match of 9-7.It was England’s first win in a foursomes session since the Home Internationals of 2013 – and they couldn’t have timed it better, edging into the lead with just the final session of eight singles to be played.They need 3½ points to win, but Tucker isn’t expecting it to be easy. “We are expecting a very tight match this afternoon,” he said.This morning, England’s top pair of Alfie Plant and Bradley Moore (Image © Leaderboard Photography) led the way with par golf and a 3/2 win. They were clearly on form – for example, Plant rifled a drive into the very centre of the narrow neck on the 7th fairway – and obviously enjoying themselves.They were quickly ahead and got to four up after eight holes. The French won the 13th to reduce the gap to three but could make no further inroads, despite holing a huge putt for par on the 15th which prolonged the match. It looked as though they might survive another hole when Moore’s tee shot on the short 16th rolled back off the green and into a bunker – but the England pair coolly produced a classy up-and-down to win their game.Behind them, Ashton Turner and James Walker trailed over the opening holes but they worked their way back from two down to take the lead on the 9th – and then there was no stopping them.They went two ahead with a par three on the 10th, halved the 11th in birdie three, and got to three up with another birdie on 13. A solid par on the 15th – where their opponents ran through the green and took three to get down – closed out their game 4/3.At the bottom of the order Scott Gregory and Josh Hilleard provided plenty of excitement as they claimed their second foursomes win, this time by 3/1. They were one down after two, but responded with an eagle three to win the third and a birdie three to win the fourth. The French pair got back on level terms with their own winning birdie on the short 5th, where Ugo Coussaud almost holed his tee shot.The English pair then moved ahead, but were temporarily pulled back to all square on the 9th when the French managed an astonishing par from deep in the trees on the left. The English pair had their own share of magic, for example of the 15th where Hilleard hit the pin from 30-yards and Gregory holed the four-footer for a winning par – and then followed up with a 10-footer  on the 16th which saved par and won the game.Jamie Bower and Paul Kinnear battled away at their opponents in a tight match, but could never get ahead, despite playing good golf. They bowed out on a birdie – but so did their opponents, to close out the game 2/1.Click here for full scores 15 May 2016 Danny Willett’s good luck message inspires England last_img read more


Leafs even season record by stopping North Okanagan 3-2

first_imgThe Nelson Daily SportsThe Nelson Leafs climbed back to the .500-mark by holding off the North Okanagan Knights 3-2 in Kootenay International Junior Hockey League action Sunday at the Nor-Val Centre in Armstrong.A goal by Patrick Martens less than two minutes into the third snapped a 2-2 to spark the Leafs to the victory.Nelson, 10-10 on the season, won its second game in three starts during a road trip into the Shuswap Division of the KIJHL.Saturday Connor McLaughlin scored three times to spark the Nelson Leafs to a 3-1 victory over the Eagles at the Recreation Center in Sicamous.Nelson opened the trip with a 6-3 loss Friday to Revelstoke.Martens scored on the only shot of the period for Nelson as North Okanagan took the play to the visitors. The Knights out shot the Leafs 13-1 in the period and 32-14 in the contest.However, goalie Marcus Beesley, playing his third consecutive game, was equal to every shot by the Knights to power Nelson to the victory.Cody Abbey, with this first marker of the season, opened the scoring on the power play for the Leafs.William Kapp tied the contest in the second before another unlikely goal scorer, captain Taylor O’Neil with his second of the season, scored to restore the lead for Nelson.Doug Chadwick scored a power play goal before the period concluded to send the teams into the 40-minute break tied at 2-2.In Sicamous, it was Beesley once against coming to the rescue for the Leafs as the Eagles held a 35-22 advantage.Despite the lopsided play it was Nelson holding period leads to 1-0 and 2-0 thanks to McLaughlin’s goal scoring.Gavin Currie had two assists while Abbey registered his first point in six games, assisting on McLaughlin’s second goal of the contest.Friday at the Forum in Revelstoke, the Grizzlies exploded for five goals on special teams en route to doubling the Leafs.The Grizz scored four consecutive times with the man advantage — two late in the first period and a pair to start the second — to grab the easy win.The final special teams tally came with Revelstoke playing short-handed.Marcus Dahl opened the scoring for Nelson before the Leafs ran into penalty troubles. With Riley Henderson serving a cross checking minor Garett Kemmler got the home side going.Brooks Christensen put Revelstoke in front for good with another power play marker with nine seconds remaining in the frame.Reid Blinkhorn and Dylan Rota scored power play goals just over two minutes apart to start the second to give the Grizz a commanding 4-1 advantage.Nelson cut the margin to 5-3 on goals by McLaughlin and Connor Enright before period ended but could get no closer.Devon Hascarl added a short-handed tally for Revelstoke with time running out in the third.The Grizzlies out shot Nelson 42-33, including a 25-3 advantage in the second period.ICE CHIPS: The three goals Saturday gives Connor McLaughlin, riding a four-game point streak, the team lead with nine. . . . Gavin Currie still leads Nelson in scoring with 23 points, eight in front of Colton Schell and McLaughlin. . . .Friday Leaf minor hockey grad Adam DiBella registered no points against his hometown team. . . . The Leafs, fourth in Murdoch standings, are 2-1 in the month of November after closing out October with a 5-4 record. . . .Nelson closes out a five-game span of games away from home Friday in Fruitvale against the Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Hawks lead the season series 2-0. . . .Next home game is Saturday against Grand Forks at 7 [email protected]last_img read more


More sports in brief

first_img Red Force, Pride draw BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago Red Force escaped with a draw as little fireworks materialised on the final day of their second-round game of the Regional First Class Championship against Barbados Pride here on Monday. Set 298 for victory, the visitors finished on 182 for four at Kensington Oval, to walk away with six points from an encounter in which they always trailed and at no point ever threatened the hosts. Left-handed opener Evin Lewis struck a top score of 41, Narsingh Deonarine got 38, while Yannic Cariah chipped in with 37 not out. England beat Pakistan SHARJAH, United Arab Emirates (AP): England beat Pakistan by six wickets in the third one-day international at Sharjah Cricket Stadium to lead the series 2-1. England 210-4 in 41 overs (James Taylor 67 not out, Jos Buttler 49 not out), defeat Pakistan 208 in 49.5 overs (Mohammad Hafeez 45, Azhar Ali 36; Chris Woakes 4-40) by six wickets. Hurricanes lose again GEORGETOWN, Guyana (CMC): Leeward Islands Hurricanes crashed to their second straight innings defeat of the Regional First Class Championship, when they went down by an innings and 30 runs to defending champions Guyana Jaguars here on Monday. Starting the final day of the second-round encounter on 215 for three and with an uphill battle to save the game, Hurricanes were dismissed for 299 about 20 minutes before lunch to concede defeat at the National Stadium at Providence. Only last week in St Kitts, Hurricanes were hammered by an innings and 23 runs by Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, inside three days at Warner Park.center_img INSPORTS/TTJ club league The University of the West Indies (UWI) stopped Pembroke Hall 3-1 in Division One, while Swallowfield Chapel Smashers blanked Excelsior High School 5-0 in a Division Two encounter on Saturday in the Institute of Sports (INSPORTS)/Table Tennis Jamaica (TTJ) National Club League. In the UWI/Pembroke Hall duel, Darrell Gordon turned back Brandon Phillips 3-1 and Ryan Peters outlasted Kevin Nelson 3-2 in singles wins for UWI. Mark Phillips and Gordon crushed Nelson and Phillips 3-0 in doubles for UWI’s third triumph, while Glen-Ross McDonald overcame Gordon 3-0 to pull one back for Pembroke Hall. In the Division Two encounter, Swallowfield Chapel’s Winston Johnson, Andre Girdod, Leon Lee and Patrick Donaldson all scored easy 3-0 victories over Christopher Lyn, Keelia Howell, Brianna Blake and Brandon Forbes, respectively, in singles. In doubles action, Johnson and Donaldson overpowered Excelsior’s Lyn and Blake 3-0 to complete the 5-0 triumph.last_img read more



first_imgLetterkenny boxers Paddy Mc Shane, Dylan Browne-McMonagle and Michael Connor proved a knockout yesterday.The trio won won three 9 counties titles in a tournament held in Burnfoot.A big congrats and well done to the three boxers and coaches Rory, James, Paddy and Martin for all the hard work and dedication they put in. Keep at it lads and we you may become as good as Jason Quigley one day.YOUNG LETTERKENNY BOXING TRIO PROVE A REAL KNOCKOUT was last modified: February 8th, 2015 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:BoxersBurnfootdonegalletterkennylast_img read more


The PlayStation 4 Is Here, But We Don’t Know What It Looks Like

first_img9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… 5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout Related Posts 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe Appcenter_img nick statt Throughout the entirety of Sony’s two-hour PlayStation 4 event Wednesday night, everyone from gaming luminaries to publishing executives plugged the system’s many features, from its social integration to its primary focus on player experience that spans the living room and mobile devices.The one thing we didn’t get was a look at the console itself.We did get a glimpse of the controller, which seemed to confirm the leaked images that surfaced late last week. It seems that Sony is content with making everyone wait to see what the console will actually look like with an unveiling perhaps at this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo in June. The PS4 will hit shelves this holiday season, Sony said.Sony did touch on nearly everything else media outlets were furiously speculating over. The PS4 will support full social media integration with Facebook, and will connect with Ustream to utilize an already much-discussed streaming feature that lets players view the screens of other players, communicate with them in real time and even jump in and take control of the game to help them out.The new controller will sport a share button that will help instantaneous connections with social media channels, as well as a touchpad and a light bar that interacts with a bundled stereo camera. To show off the share button, developer Guerilla Games posted its new trailer right to Facebook during the event.The system will not natively support PS3 games, though Sony did announce that it is working on a cloud-based system to allow the playing of titles from various past PlayStation platforms to be playable on both the PS4 and the Vita. As for the specs, the PS4 will have an X86 CPU and 8GB of memory, as well as a “highly enhanced PC GPU,” which is coming from AMD, according to earlier reports. The system will boot up instantly, and you’ll be able to start playing games while they are still downloading. System memory is still being backed by local storage, and may likely be the reason behind the two differently priced models Kotaku says will hit shelves at launch. Bringing Out The SuperstarsSony flooded the event with superstars from the industry, like Jonathan Blow, the acclaimed creator of Braid, who unveiled a trailer of his new game The Witness in which players can explore a tightly compacted island full of puzzles. David Cage, founder of French developer Quantic Dream and director of the hauntingly life-like and emotional Heavy Rain, also made an appearance to demo the capabilities of the new console when it comes to showing character emotion in unprecedented depth and detail. Among the other games demoed were four confirmed titles. The first was Mark Cerny’s Knack, a cartoony platforming game, while the second and third were new installments to the Killzone and Infamous series (Killzone Shadow Fall and Infamous: Second Son). The fourth was a new team-based driving game called Driveclub from Evolution Studios, which will mix excruciatingly executed supercar renderings with international, challenge-oriented competition. Other highlights were a new Watch Dogs demo from Ubisoft and the confirmation that the open-world game will be a next-gen title available on the PS4, as well as the announcement that Blizzard Entertainment is bringing Diablo 3 to both the PS3 and PS4. Capcom’s Yoshinori Ono showed off the company’s Panta Rhei game engine, with a fantasy game with the working title Deep Down. Following that was Square Enix’s demo of its new Luminous engine, with a surprise announcement from Final Fantasy Brand Director Shinji Hashimoto that the RPG series will be unveiling a fresh installment at this year’s E3. The event ended with Activision CEO Eric Hirshberg introducing part of the Bungie team to speak about the 10-year effort to create Destiny, a massive first-person shooter that is now confirmed for the PS4.  Tags:#PlayStation 4#Sony last_img read more


Ph 5 cruises past Thais

first_imgPhoto from Fiba.comChooks-To-Go Pilipinas leaned on a strong fourth quarter to repulse a pesky Mono Vampire squad, 115-102, at the Fiba Asia Champions Cup on Sunday at Chenzhou Sports Center in China.The Filipinos engaged the Thais in a shootout for the first three periods before pulling away in the final frame.Four Filipinos scored 17 points or more, led by Carl Bryan Cruz, who bounced back from an anemic performance the day before to lead his squad with 28 points, including eight three-pointers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa OOM winner has eyes on another prize LOOK: Loisa Andalio, Ronnie Alonte unwind in Amanpulo for 3rd anniversary Import Isaiah Austin produced 27 points, 19 rebounds and 4 blocks for the Filipinos, who pace Group A with a 2-1 record.Lead playmaker Kiefer Ravena and Jeron Teng also impressed with 24 and 17 points, respectively. —FIBA.COMFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSSEA Games: Philippines picks up 1st win in men’s water poloSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutout Fire hits houses in Mandaluyong City Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC View comments Read Next BSP sees higher prices in November, but expects stronger peso, low rice costs to put up fight Nonong Araneta re-elected as PFF president E.T. returns to earth, reunites with grown-up Elliott in new ad  LATEST STORIES Frontrow holds fun run to raise funds for young cancer patients  Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:37Protesters burn down Iran consulate in Najaf01:47Panelo casts doubts on Robredo’s drug war ‘discoveries’01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Gameslast_img read more


PBA semis: Hot shooting Painters torch Hotshots for 2-0 series lead

first_imgSEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Cayetano: Senate, Drilon to be blamed for SEA Games mess “I think we just started the game on fire. Norbert came out and hit his shots and I think that threw them off,” said ROS head coach Caloy Garcia, whose squad go for a commanding 3-0 lead on Tuesday still at the Big Dome before the league goes on a five-day Holy Week break.The 6-foot-6 Torres, who has seemed to have find a home after bouncing around the league in his first four seasons in the league, set the tone for the Painters with all of his 16 points coming in the first half. He also had five rebounds and a block in less than 15 minutes of play.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, logisticsThe Painters were deadly on the offensive end going 16-of-37 from downtown and they also caused problems for the Hotshots with their defense.“Our defense was also key today. We were able to slow down their guards. For us to win this series, we have to be a consistent defensive team,” Garcia said. DA eyes importing ‘galunggong’ anew Philippine Arena Interchange inaugurated Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Ethel Booba twits Mocha over 2 toilets in one cubicle at SEA Games venue Rain or Shine’s Norbert Torres shoots over Magnolia’s Ian Sangalang in the first half of Game 2 of their Philippine Cup semifinals series on Sunday, April 14, at Smart Araneta Coliseum. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netMANILA, Philippines—Rain or Shine big man Norbert Torres kept shaking his head in disbelief after making his third triple in the first half.Torres went 4-of-4 from long range all in the first two quarters as the Elasto Painters made it rain in a methodical beatdown of the Magnolia Hotshots, 93-80, to go up 2-0 in their 2019 PBA Philippine Cup semifinals series Sunday night at Smart Araneta Coliseum.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIEScenter_img MOST READ Panelo: Duterte ‘angry’ with SEA Games hosting hassles Olympic gold medalist Claressa Shields unifies middleweight division Hontiveros presses for security audit of national power grid Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rain or Shine shut down Magnolia’s high octane guards Jio Jalalon and Mark Barroca, who combined for just four points on on 2-of-13 from the field. They also contained Paul Lee, who had 12 points on 4-of-9 shooting with three turnovers.Ed Daquioag led Rain or Shine, which did not have the services of key players Raymond Almazan and Maverick Ahanmisi due to injuries, with a game-high 19 points while Rey Nambatac and Gabe Norwood added 12 and 10 points, respectively.Daquioag had nine in the third quarter where the Elasto Painters, whose lead ballooned to 25 in the final frame, just kept pouring it on.ADVERTISEMENT 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 View commentslast_img read more


Oklahoma’s Jamal Danley Shares 1-Year-Old Facebook Post From Fan Telling Him Not To Play For Sooners

first_imgJamal Danley's Facebook post 1 year later.jamal danley facebook postIn 2014, Oklahoma posted an 8-5 record, finished fourth in the Big 12, and got blasted by Clemson in the Russell Athletic Bowl, 40-6. In the offseason, the Sooners made a number of coaching changes – especially on the offensive side of the ball – in an attempt to reestablish dominance in the conference. A year later, they’re 11-1 and a lock to make the College Football Playoff.Tuesday, junior offensive lineman Jamal Danley, who was a four-star JUCO transfer this year, posted a Facebook message that was written to him while he was making his decision on where to play in 2015. The post, which looks to have been sent by a fan, focuses on Oklahoma’s demise and calls Danley “SEC material.” Danley clearly finds it amusing, seeing where OU is right now.1 year later!— Jamal Danley™ (@JDanley54) November 30, 2015Oklahoma has off this week as it prepares for to play for a national championship. Apparently, not everyone saw that coming a year ago.last_img read more