17 Apr 2013 Georgia’s birdie blitz retains Hampshire Rose European number one Georgia Hall has retained the Hampshire Rose with an eight-under par score for 36 holes – and a five shot winning margin. The 17-year-old England international had scores of 70 and 68 in the prestigious scratch event at North Hants. Her afternoon round included eight birdies, two of them in the last three holes. Georgia, from Remedy Oak in Dorset, won this event last year at the start of a 2012 campaign which took her into the top five in the world amateur rankings. Her fine form, which won her the British girls’ championship, has continued into this year with two gold medals at the Australian Youth Olympic Festival and now, this latest success. Her closest challengers were the Surrey pair of Inci Mehmet, from the England Golf Performance Squad, and Lizzie Prior, who both finished on three-under par. International Amber Ratcliffe took fourth place, while English stroke play champion Alex Peters shared fifth with girl internationals Shelby Smart and Olivia Winning. Olivia provided one of the highlights of the day with the low score of the event: a six-under par 67 in her morning round. Meanwhile, Bethan Popel of Gloucestershire had a hole in one at the first – her tenth hole – during the morning round. Leading scores North Hants Golf Club Par 73, SSS 73, CSS 74 74 138 Georgia Hall (Remedy Oak) 70 68 143 Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) 74 69; Lizzie Prior (Burhill) 72 71 145 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer) 72 73 147 Alex Peters (Notts Ladies’) 73 74; Shelby Smart (Knowle) 71 76; Olivia Winning (Rotherham) 67 80 148 Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 76 72; Alice Hewson (Berkhamsted) 71 77 149 Sophie Lamb (Clitheroe) 77 72; Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts) 73 76; Tara Watters (Muswell Hill) 73 76 150 Sarah-Jane Boyd (Truro) 73 77; Emily Royer (Chart Hills) 72 78 151 Kerry Smith (Waterlooville) 78 73; Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) 77 74 153 Aimee Ponte (Royal Guernsey) 76, 77; Rachael Goodall (Heswall) 76 77; Ella Ofstedahl (Mill Green) 74 79
Running back Le’Veon Bell (26) runs towards Cincinnati Bengals strong safety George Iloka (43) in the third quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 15, 2013, in Pittsburgh. (AP Photo/Don Wright)PITTSBURGH (AP) – Le’Veon Bell listens to his instincts, not his mother, in his job as the Pittsburgh Steelers’ running back.A half-dozen times this season, Bell has found himself in the open field with an opponent taking aim at his legs. Rather than churn for a few extra yards, Bell instead launches himself into the air as if to turn the defender into the world’s largest hurdle.Sometimes it works out, as it did when he cleared Cincinnati’s Dre Kirkpatrick for an 8-yard gain in last week’s 30-20 win over the Bengals. Sometimes it doesn’t. Later, Bell tried the same move only to fall awkwardly to the ground.Both times Bell was disobeying an order from his mother, who is worried the laws of physics will eventually catch up to her son. Bell does his best to avoid the topic when it comes up.“When I talk to her, she’s going to try and talk me out of it again,” Bell said with a laugh. “But it’s something that really happens naturally.”Like just about everything else on the field for the versatile back who is becoming a vital part of an offense trying to keep the Steelers (6-8) on the fringe of the playoff race.Bell has a chance to break several team records over the final two weeks, heady territory for a player who missed half of training camp and the first three games of the season with a left foot injury that seemed to hint at fragility.Hardly.His next carry will be the most by a rookie in team history. He’s nine receptions from surpassing John L. Williams’ club mark for most catches by a running back in a single season. Oh, and he’s 202 yards from scrimmage short of surpassing Franco Harris for the most productive season by a rookie running back on a team that has been around for 81 years.The yards have been hard-earned ones. Playing behind an offensive line in a constant state of flux, Bell is averaging a paltry 3.26 yards per carry, 44th-best among qualified backs.The numbers, however, are a bit deceiving. Bell has spent most of the last six weeks in an offense that works heavily out of the shotgun, meaning Bell is often standing still when quarterback Ben Roethlisberger hands him the ball. What open space Bell finds is often created by twisting his 6-foot-1, 230-pound frame through slivers that most backs couldn’t squeeze through.“I don’t look at it as tougher, just different,” Bell said.The Steelers chose Bell over Alabama star Eddie Lacy because of Bell’s diversity. His 43 receptions aren’t all simple dump-offs or screens. Against the Bengals, he converted a fourth-and-4 from the Cincinnati 31 by lining up in the slot and running an out pattern before extending his hands to make the catch.“He does some amazing things in the passing game,” said Pittsburgh wide receiver Antonio Brown. “His yards from scrimmage is amazing and he continues to get better and better as the game unfolds.”Bell is averaging over 24 touches over the last four weeks, looking very much like the workhorse who led the nation in rushing attempts at Michigan State last fall. At age 21, he’s one of the youngest backs in the NFL, yet carries himself with a maturity that has quickly won over his teammates and coaches.Pressed this week on why the Steelers chose Bell over the more accomplished Lacy, coach Mike Tomlin called it an “easy” decision based on Pittsburgh’s needs after the team made no attempt to re-sign mercurial Rashard Mendenhall.“To be honest with you, he was kind of ready-made … when we got him,” Tomlin said. “If you look at his numbers from Michigan State and look at his tape from Michigan State, he was a man for all situations for those guys.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org
The Austrian tennis participant Dominic Thiem, fourth finest in the world and favourite for the Rio de Janeiro Open, the one ATP 500 in South America, superior this Thursday to event quarterfinals Brazilian when imposed on Spanish Jaume Munar 6-7 (5-7), 6-Three and 6-4 in a tough duel of two hours and 41 minutes.Thiem, champion of the Open of Rio in 2017, that this month was finalist on the Australian Open and ready for the 500 champion factors in Brazil to displace from third place in the world rating to Roger Federerhad extra difficulties than anticipated to affirm your favourite place earlier than Munar (99 ATP), which shocked to beat the primary sleeve in the tiebreaker.The Austrian now he’ll outline a quota on Friday semifinals with the italian Gianluca Mager (128 ATP), which beat this thursday 6-Three and 7-6 (7-5) to Portuguese Joao Domingues (169 ATP) and certified for the primary time in his profession a quarter-final of an ATP event.The first sleeve, which prolonged throughout one hour and 5 minutes, was completely even and every participant confirmed his service till 6-6, though Thiem scored three ‘aces’ towards none of Munar, who benefited from the 4 double fouls of the Austrian. In a thrilling tiebreakerMunar got here to open a distinction from 3-1, however allowed the response of Thiem, who traced up to 4-3. Nonetheless, the Spanish additionally reacted and ended up prevailing in the tie break by 7-5 and preserving the set 7-6. Within the second sleeve the Spanish He began significantly better and, after confirming his first service, broke the primary of the Austrian after a really lengthy recreation in which each abused crossed and encompassed balls, to open a 2-Zero benefit. Thiem reacted instantly and responded with the identical forex and, a lot quicker, broke the following two companies of the participant of Santañí, whereas confirming his personal for open a 4-2 lead, that he saved till definitive 6-3.Within the third and last set, the 2 have been confirming their companies till sixth recreation, when the Austrianor broke the service of an evidently extra drained Munar and opened a 4-2 benefit. However the Spaniard responded instantly and managed to match 4-4. The Austrian outlined the sport in the tenth and last recreation of the third spherical by breaking once more the service of Munar and hold the set 6-4.This was the third victory from Thiem in three video games towards Munar, which had already defeated twice in Barcelona (2018 and 2019), each by two units to zero. In Rio, nonetheless, the Spaniard managed to beat him for the primary time in a set.High favourite to the title reached eighths last after having imposed on Tuesday 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1 to bfrom Felipe Meligeni (341 ATP) regardless of the discomfort in his left knee that pressured him to search medical consideration.Munar, in the meantime, superior to eighth thanks to a simple victory by 7-5 and 6-4 about italian Salvatore Caruso (97 ATP). The Spaniard, who final 12 months reached the quarterfinals on the Rio Open, mentioned goodbye to the Brazilian competitors in the second spherical, as occurred this 12 months on the Australian, Adelaide and Cordoba openings.
FOR THE FANS “They are the ones that fight for me, and every time I touch the field, they are the ones I want to play for because they motivate me. So this win is for the fans,” he said. Anderson was also happy to get off the mark for the season and he believes they are now a force to be reckoned with again. “Five straight (wins) is what I want, but the motivation from senior players has been good. With me and English back in, everything has been moving on the right track. We can’t do nothing wrong right now,” Anderson commented on the recent addition of himself and long-time club stalwart Irvino English to the squad. “We just have to work as one and fight as one. “I just want to kick it (scoring) off. I’m off the mark now, I’m back now,” he added. Both teams had the share of chances in the first half, with Anderson getting Waterhouse’s best opportunities and Mitchily Waul wasting two great chances to put Tivoli in front. “All the pressure that existed before Jermaine came in was lifted when he came in. He brought a level of leadership. Along with English and Weston Forrest, they have guided the youngsters and this is what we needed,” said Marvin Tate, Waterhouse’s coach. COMETH the hour, cometh the man. Jermaine ‘Tuffy’ Anderson, in his first full game for Waterhouse FC this season, scored the game’s only goal to give the struggling Drewsland club a 1-0 win over Tivoli Gardens FC in their Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) football game at Drewsland Mini Stadium yesterday. Tivoli played the last seven minutes with 10 players after Jermain ‘Teddy’ Johnson received a second yellow card. Anderson, who has had his off-field issues with the club before and during the season, had to leave the game after 35 minutes due to a clash of heads with Rosario Harriott in his first match last week. But after fluffing his lines on a couple chances in the first half and coming close on a few occasions in the second period, ‘Tuffy’ broke the deadlock 65 minutes into the contest when he turned home a pass from last week’s two-goal hero Rodave Murray from six yards. “This is my job (scoring goals) and I always come out and give my all for Waterhouse fans., These fans build me, they fight for me. When I score, I go and give the fans my heart because, trust me, even when I went on trial and made that team (overseas), those fans are still not like Waterhouse fans,” said Anderson.
Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netANTIPOLO—Meralco shook off its early struggles to rally past Rain or Shine, 89-73, and stay undefeated in the 2017 PBA Governors’ Cup Saturday night at Ynares Center here.Allen Durham scored 23 points and coralled 23 rebounds with eight assists to boot for the Bolts, who went on a 30-point turnaround after falling behind by as much as 14 in the first quarter.ADVERTISEMENT McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View comments Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio 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 respite Reyes looking to slot in Belo for Cruz in SEA Games roster ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube Jared Dillinger added 16 points for the Bolts including the go-ahead triple, 61-58, late in the third quarter. He went 4-of-8 from downtown and also had two steals.JD Weatherspoon tallied 19 points, 13 rebounds and four blocks for the Elasto Painters (1-2), who raced to a 21-7 lead in the first quarter.The 35-year-old Yap joined the elite 10,000-point club after hitting a 3-pointer from the left corner with 49.3 seconds left.ADVERTISEMENT Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend “We got off to a very poor start on the offensive side of the court. We were really turning the basketball over which was leading to points for them,” said Meralco head coach Norman Black.“We came out really aggressive in the second half.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Meralco, which joined NLEX atop the standings with a 3-0 record, ruined James Yap’s momentous night.Yap, the Rain or Shine swingman, reached 10,000 career points. He came into the game needing only three points to hit the mark and finished with seven points on 3-of-13 from the field. LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets Ai-Ai delas Alas on Jiro Manio: ‘Sana pinahalagahan niya ang naitulong ko’ MOST READ LATEST STORIES Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’
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Pringle, a Filipino-American, isn’t eligible to play in Fiba tournaments for 5-on-5 basketball as the sport’s governing body requires all players to have a Philippine passport obtained before the age of 16.The Asian Games, however, does not have that same ruling and that paved way for Pringle to suit up for the national team in the continental multisport competition.READ: Lee, Yap lead Asian Games lineup as team awaits Clarkson green light“I’ve learned at an early age that you can control what you can control so it’s [playing in Fiba 5-on-5 tournaments] out of my hands like a lot of things in life,” said Pringle, who once played for Gilas in the 3×3 World Cup.Pringle, who played for Indonesia Warriors in the ASEAN Basketball League, said he’s eager to play in Jakarta and help the Philippines get its best finish in the Games.ADVERTISEMENT Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ After four years plying his trade in the pro league, Pringle final gets his shot to represent the Philippines in a 5-on-5 basketball game.Pringle is part of Yeng Guiao’s 12-man team that will play in the Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia starting next week.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’READ: Even without Clarkson in lineup, Philippines ready to fight in Asian Games“I’m feeling great and like I said to a lot of people who have always asked me that it was always an honor when they [the Samahang Basketbol ng Pilipinas] gave me that call and play for the team,” said Pringle Friday at Meralco Gym. View comments Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Stanley Pringle has always been a sought-after prospect for the national team ever since he joined the PBA in 2014 as the top overall pick of Globalport.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Peza offers relief to ecozone firms LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil 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 READ: Guiao reserves slot for Clarkson in Asian Games Final 12“I’ve played in Indonesia for two-and-a-half years so I’m definitely looking forward to connecting with old friends and teammates, I’m definitely looking forward to the competition and playing with my teammates,” said Pringle.“When the call of duty comes, you know you have to give it your hundred percent and put the team in a position to win.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Eya Laure fights through shoulder injury to carry Tigresses to 5-0
… water distribution exercise to commenceAs the water woes in Little Diamond Squatting Area, East Bank Demerara (EBD) continue, the Guyana Water Incorporated (GWI) has indicated that its team would be working to have the water flow regularised by this weekend.In the meantime, the utility company will commence a water distribution exercise via tankers throughout the course of this week in the affected areas.This was according to the acting Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the company, Kirk Clarke, who informed <<
PIO MPs India conference– Resident Indian High Commissioner fires backDirector of Public Information at the Office of the Prime Minister, Imran Khan, has been upbraided for what was described as a ‘distasteful’ comment directed at the resident Indian High Commissioner to Guyana, His Excellency Mr Mahalingam Venkatachalam, regarding the selection of Members of Parliament for a conference in India.Khan, a member of the Alliance for Change (AFC) component of the Coalition APNU-AFC Administration, took to social media to call out High Commissioner Venkatachalam on the issue of several sitting MPs of Indian origin – from both the Government and parliamentary Opposition benches — attending the first-ever PIO (Person of Indian Origin) Parliamentarian Conference in India.“Something smells. And it ain’t parfum. Is the Indian High Commission in Guyana interfering in Guyana’s internal affairs and attempting to engage in destabilisation of the Coalition Government?” Khan questioned, while tagging the Indian diplomat in his personalised comment.Director of Public Information, Imran KhanKhan went a bit further, asking whether any of the Indo-Guyanese ministers of Government and sitting MPs were invited to the conference currently ongoing in India? “Or did the High Commission only and deliberately invite three Coalition Government backbench parliamentarians while specifically ignoring ministers? If so, on what basis was this decision made?” Khan further questioned.Khan also questioned whether it was true that 23 Guyanese MPs were invited in this regard, and that 20 of the invitees are Peoples Progressive Party (PPP) MPs while a mere three are Government MPs.While there were several arguments pertaining to whether Khan should be asking these questions, or whether it was a direct attack on the Indian High Commissioner, several people found it strange that Khan, a public office bearer, would raise these concerns with a foreign mission in such a forum.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also took umbrage at the statement made by Khan, and expressed her displeasure by saying, “Imran Khan, this is distasteful and not in keeping with how this Government treats their guests. Please remove this post.”Venkatachalam, on the other hand, later responded to the post by stating that many persons in the top hierarchy of the Guyana Government and the Guyana High Commission in New Delhi are aware of the invitations from the Government of India for 23 MPs and 3 Mayors of Guyana, and of the rationale behind inviting only those Persons of Indian Origin MPs who are not Ministers.“Hence reckless comments on such a serious issue on social media with the clear intention to mislead the general public by none other than Director of Public Information is unfortunate, irresponsible, unprofessional; and to say the least, mischievous, given the excellent bilateral relations being enjoyed by both India and Guyana and the ongoing friendly cooperation in various multilateral fora,” the High Commissioner chided.Meanwhile, in response to posts on social media and in sections of the mainstream media criticising the PPP for sending a total of 17 Parliamentarians to a conference in India, Opposition Chief Whip Gail Teixeira responded that her party had received invitations and accepted them. She claimed that soon after, in December, preparations were put in place for the selected individuals to attend the event, which is being hosted by India. This, she said, affected the attendance of those Opposition MPs in Parliament on Wednesday.The Opposition Chief Whip also rebuffed criticisms at the selection of Opposition Parliamentarian Clement Rohee to form part of the delegation attending the conference. She said Rohee is of Indian origin, as his name suggests, and his parentage background is also Indian.Among the Guyana delegation to attend the conference are three MPs from the Coalition Government and three mayors. The trip is being funded by the Indian Government.The PPP delegation is led by Opposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo, and includes Clement Rohee, Irfaan Ali, Anil Nandlall, Dr. Frank Anthony, Dharamkumar Seeraj, Dr. Vindhya Persaud, Indranie Chandarpal, Colin Croal, Dr Bheri Ramsarran, Zulfikar Mustapha, Ganga Persaud, Neendkumar, Dr. Vishwa Mahadeo, Nigel Dharamlall, Bhagmattie Veerasammy and Vickram Bharrat.The coalition members are Rajcoomarie Bancroft, Charrandass Persaud and Haimraj Rajkumar. Corriverton Mayor Krishnand Jaichand, Anna Regina Mayor Rabindranauth Mohan and Rose Hall Town Mayor Vijay Ramoo are also in attendance at the conference.A total of 141 public representatives from various countries participated in the conference, with some 124 MPs coming from the UK, Canada, Fiji, Kenya, Mauritius, New Zealand, Sri Lanka and other countries.The purpose of the conference was to help to establish a network with leaders of Indian origin in various countries, and get a feedback on the direction in which Indian engagement with the Diaspora should proceed. The trip is being funded by the Indian Government.
Lyon have moved ahead of Arsenal in the race for Marcelo Brozovic.The Gunners were chasing the 22-year-old back in January before he opted to join Inter Milan on a one-and-a-half-year loan from Dinamo Zagreb.Arsenal reportedly still hold an interest in the midfielder, who has been dubbed the Croatian Xavi.However, according to L’Equipe, Lyon have now moved ahead of Arsene Wenger’s side in the chase for Brozovic.The French side are big fans of the Inter star and are ready to buy him out of his loan, which still has 12 months to run.Inter, though, are reluctant to see the player leave after they sold fellow midfielder Mateo Kovacic to Real Madrid earlier this week. Marcelo Brozovic 1