Dzeko joins Roma on loan

first_img Dzeko said on the Roma website: “I came here to win titles with Roma. I hope we will win many trophies but first we have to work hard on the field and in the end, we can get where we want. I can only promise you one thing: I will give my best to this team in every game.” The Italian club issued a statement saying they had paid four million euros (£2.86million) as a loan fee, while securing an agreement that the deal will become permanent for a further payment of 11million euros (£7.875million) on “condition of the occurrence of certain sporting situations”. While not always a regular starter, Dzeko made a huge contribution in his first full season with City. He scored 19 goals in 42 appearances including the stoppage-time header which made it 2-2 against QPR before Sergio Aguero’s winner in the fourth minute of time added on secured the Premier League title. He signed a new four-year deal last summer but as he failed to spark last season he began to be linked with a move away, and Roma have been pursuing his signature for several weeks. He leaves Manchester a two-time Premier League winner, having also lifted the FA Cup and League Cup. He scored 50 Premier League goals in 130 appearances. City have also allowed Stevan Jovetic to leave this summer, with Academy graduate Kelechi Iheanacho expected to offer back-up to senior strikers Aguero and Wilfried Bony, while new signing Raheem Sterling can also operate as a centre-forward. The Manchester club continue to be linked with a move for former Chelsea playmaker Kevin De Bruyne. Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has joined Roma on a season-long loan with a view to a permanent transfer. The Bosnia international scored 72 goals in 189 appearances for City since joining from Wolfsburg in January 2011, but saw his influence wane in an interrupted 2014/15 campaign in which he scored only six times. According to statements released by both clubs, Dzeko’s move to the Eternal City will become permanent if the 29-year-old meets certain targets in the coming season. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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Pepsi Hikers, Queen’s Park on collision course

first_imgTHE mighty Pepsi Hikers put on another impressive show of hockey skills on Thursday evening. They chalked up their second victory in as many nights when the Diamond Mineral Water Indoor Hockey Festival resumed at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.Queen’s Park CC were the other big winners of the evening in the men’s category, setting up a possible exciting climax of the two finalists from last year’s event.The marquee matchup of the evening between the Pepsi Hikers and Bounty GCC did not disappoint the crowd, as the game saw action throughout the match with a fine display of skills from both teams and an exciting finish.In the very first minute of play, the GCC men were caught napping, as a Shane Samuels pass from deep defence found a free Robert France in the scoring circle. France made a swift drag to his right before sending his shot into the net past the advancing GCC goalkeeper Medroy Scotland.Although GCC equalised five minutes later through a Peter DeGroot penalty stroke, the Hikers kept themselves ahead ever so slightly throughout the match with GCC keeping themselves within striking distance.The Hikers scored three more field goals in the half through Randy Hope, Quin Clarke and a brilliant solo run by Shane Samuels while GCC’s Dwayne Scott scored once more for GCC.With the halftime score at 4-2 in favour of the Hikers, each team managed to add four more to their tally in the high-scoring affair that saw the Hikers emerge with the 8-6 victory.Hikers captain France and Shane Samuels added one each to their first half totals while Aroydy Branford and Devin Munroe completed the team’s list of goal scorers.GCC’s Peter DeGroot scored twice again to complete a hat-trick for the match while Mark Sargeant and Orland Semple were the other goalscorers.Queen’s Park CC, the 2016 silver medallists, turned the Mixed Nuts into parched nuts as they scorched the young side by 13-1 in their men’s division clash.Trinidadian international Akim Toussaint was the high-scorer for the match with five goals to his name. Teammates Matthew Tang-Nian and Mahinder Malli scored doubles while Cade Lue Sue, Jordan Vieira, Kadeem Fortune and Michael Durity each scored a single for Queen’s Park CC.Onassis Fraser brought loud cheers from the crowd when he scored the lone goal for Mixed Nuts.The Old Fort men, coming off a narrow defeat the previous evening against the Pepsi Hikers, released their frustration on Saints HC in their 7-2 victory.In the lone ladies fixture of the evening the Pizza Hut GCC ladies brushed off the Old Fort Shooting Stars with a 6-2 victory.Matches continue throughout the weekend with the finals being played from 17.00hrs on Sunday November 26.last_img read more

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With Indiana ahead, Andersen looks for another solid defensive performance

first_imgThe No. 22 Wisconsin football team is hoping to keep their BCS Bowl hopes alive following a standout defensive performance in the 27-17 victory over BYU, which Gary Andersen highlighted in his weekly press conference Monday.Andersen praised impressive defensive showings by senior linebacker Chris Borland and sophomore safety Michael Caputo. The duo racked up 25 tackles, 13 and 12, respectively, against BYU. Andersen also noted the play of senior safety Dezmen Southward and redshirt freshman safety Nate Hammon giving solid man-to-man coverage against the BYU receivers.The return of Borland, who was named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week for his performance, was a key difference-maker against a solid Cougars offensive unit. Anderson credited Borland for being a crucial contributor to the team all season.“Pretty much every day he surprises me, on and off the field. He really does. Consistent. But it’s consistent greatness out of him,” Andersen said. “That might be the thing that surprises me the most is just his ability to sustain and maintain and just keep plowing through it and stay focused.”Andersen emphasized the importance of his defensive playmakers needing to step up against an explosive Indiana offense that ranks 10th in points scored this season.“Indiana has a very potent offense that’s proven itself week in and week out. Score a bunch of points, rack up a bunch of yardage, and they have a lot of skill … both quarterbacks do a nice job of running the offense, and they both have gotten reps,” Andersen said. “On the film that I’ve seen so far, they both come in, and the offense doesn’t seem to take a big step backwards.”Andersen praised the dynamic playmaking abilities of Indiana’s receiving corps, adding that juniors Cody Latimer and Shane Wynn in particular will need to be held in check for the Badgers to succeed on defense. Latimer leads the Hoosiers with 884 receiving yards and eight touchdowns while Wynn has recorded 510 yards and seven scores of his own.Although the Badgers have won eight straight games against Indiana, Andersen was adamant about not letting his veteran team get complacent against their competitive Big Ten foes.“Football is year-by-year and Indiana’s done some really nice things this year. They’ve had some tough losses and are in games all the way through. They score at least 28 points each week,” Andersen said. “If that doesn’t make you stand up and grab your attention as a defender, then nothing will.”In order to keep Indiana’s offensive attack off the field, the Badgers will look to their ground game, which ranks 10th with 280.6 rushing yards per game.The two-headed monster of senior James White and sophomore Melvin Gordon have anchored the Badgers rushing attack, combining for 2,111 yards and 22 touchdowns on the ground through just nine games this season.Despite posting lackluster stat lines in his past two games — 148 total yards and zero touchdowns — in comparison to his seemingly unstoppable start to the season, Andersen was quick to point out the improvements Gordon is continuing to make as the year progresses.“He doesn’t have the numbers, but Melvin is progressively getting better every single week at the other things that are important in football, other than running the ball,” Andersen said. “I’m also proud that when it doesn’t go his way for those 50-, 60-, 70-yard runs or the big plays, he keeps on grinding and keeps on going.”To help provide some balance in the offensive attack against the Hoosiers’ defense, sophomore quarterback Joel Stave will look to continue his solid gameplay against a struggling Hoosiers secondary that is allowing more than 300 passing yards per game.Andersen also said senior tight end Jacob Pedersen, who has reeled in 300 yards and three scores this season, has stepped up and provided Stave with another reliable weapon.“I think we’re looking for him more. I really do … He’s such a mismatch problem, and you see him continually catch contested balls. He runs great routes. He causes some real issues,” Andersen said. “I think we definitely made an effort to get the ball to him more. It’s making him more productive, and it’s making our offense better too.”The Badgers will take on the Hoosiers at Camp Randall this Saturday at 11 a.m.last_img read more

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Syracuse downs No. 30 Virginia Tech, 5-2, for 1st ranked win

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ After falling out of the ITA team rankings this week, Syracuse (9-1, 2-1) picked up its most important win of the season to date as it beat No. 30 Virginia Tech (8-1, 1-1) at Burrows-Burleson Tennis Center in Blacksburg. SU’s 5-2 win marks its first victory against a ranked opponent this season.SU’s Sofya Golubovskaya and Anna Shkudun opened up second doubles with a 6-1 victory against Sarah Baron and Elena Cerezo-Codina while Masha Tritou and Dina Hegab fell to VT’s Nika Kozar and Nina Sorkin, 3-6, in the third slot.The No. 19 pairing of Gabriela Knutson and Miranda Ramirez earned SU the doubles point as they fought off Caroline Daxhelet and Natalie Novotna to win, 7-5, on a double-fault.With an early point to the scoreboard, Golubovskaya cruised to a 6-0, 6-3 victory against Cerezo-Codina to give SU its second point of the match in third singles.After Dina Hegab made light work of Sorkin in the sixth slot, 6-4, 6-1, Shkudun rallied from a disappointing second set in fourth singles to outlast VT’s Kozar, 6-0, 1-6, 7-5, and clinch the match for Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textDespite a second set rally, Syracuse’s Libi Mesh fell to Katherine Butler in the fifth slot, 3-6, 6-3, 4-6, to give VT its first point of the match.At second singles, Ramirez fell behind 3-5 in the first set, down a break, and came back to force a tiebreaker. After evening up the tiebreak at 12-12, Ramirez gave up two consecutive points to lose the set, and ultimately lose the match to Daxhelet, 6-7 (12-14), 1-6.The longest match of the day featured SU’s No. 18 Knutson and VT’s No. 61 Novotna with ITA ranking implications on the line.Knutson fell behind in the first and second sets but forced tiebreakers in both. In the first set, Knutson took the tiebreak 7-5, but faltered in the second, 3-7, to lengthen the match to a third set. She took the third set with ease, 6-3, to win 7-6 (7-5), 6-7 (3-7), 6-3 and give Syracuse its fifth point of the day.Syracuse hopes to build on its six-match winning streak as when it takes on No. 1 North Carolina on Sunday in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Comments Published on March 2, 2018 at 6:20 pm Contact KJ: kjedelma@syr.edu | @KJEdelmanlast_img read more

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Angels/Dodgers notebook: Triple-A starter Carlos Frias steps in for injured Chris Perez

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said Monday that he’s committed to keeping struggling veterans Dan Haren and Josh Beckett in the starting rotation for now.That’s nothing new since Sunday, when Beckett lost his third straight start. He and Haren are 1-7 with an 8.34 earned-run average since July 1.What changed is that the Dodgers now have a pitcher who’s started 20 games this season in their bullpen.Carlos Frias, a 24-year-old right-hander, was selected from Triple-A to take the roster spot of Chris Perez after an MRI on Perez’s left ankle revealed bone spurs. Perez was placed on the 15-day disabled list and Paul Maholm was transferred to the 60-day disabled list, officially ending his season. Freak injury sidelines MorionMichael Morin looked and sounded frustrated. The Angels pitcher had just been placed on the disabled list for the first time, 41 appearances into his major-league career, and it wasn’t even for a baseball injury.The 23-year-old said he was walking on a beach with friends from the University of North Carolina on Saturday night after the Angels lost to the Rays in St. Petersburg, Fla. He was barefoot. It was dark outside.“They were saying, ‘dude, you’re bleeding.’ It was a clean cut. I felt it a little bit but I just continued walking. I got it cleaned out initially, avoided any infection.”On Sunday, a closer inspection revealed that Morin needed the wound stitched up and he would miss enough time to warrant a DL stint. Outfielder Collin Cowgill was activated from the 15-day DL, giving the Angels 12 pitchers and 13 position players for their series against the Dodgers.Morin said the wound needed four stitches to close. He won’t be able to run or take part in any intense weightlifting for now, but sounded optimistic that he would only miss the minimum 15 days.“It wasn’t anything I was trying to hide,” he said. “It’s such a freak accident.”Morin is 3-3 with a 2.36 earned-run average.Kershawk, Kemp collect awardsTwo Dodgers collected some hardware, as Clayton Kershaw was named the NL pitcher of the month for July and Matt Kemp was named the National League’s player of the week for July 28-Aug. 3.In five starts last month, Kershaw went 4-0 with a NL-leading 1.07 ERA. He completed three of the five games, tied for first in the league in wins, and posted the second-lowest opponents’ batting average (.165) among qualifying NL pitchers. Kershaw was also the NL pitcher of the month in June.Burt Hooton was the last Dodgers pitcher to win the award in consecutive months in August and September of 1975.Kemp tied for the major league lead with five home runs and nine RBIs in six games last week. He led the NL with a 1.091 slugging percentage.Skaggs updateAngels pitcher Tyler Skaggs, on the disabled list since Friday with what the team called a strained forearm, said a contrast MRI revealed a strained flexor muscle near his left elbow. “I’m very happy with the outcome,” Skaggs said. “I couldn’t be happier.”The pitcher believes he’ll be able to return sometime in September, though Angels manager Mike Scioscia didn’t offer a timetable.In 18 starts this season, Skaggs was 5-5 with a 4.30 ERA.Because of pain in his forearm, he was forced to leave his last start Thursday with a no-hitter going in the fifth inning against the Baltimore Orioles.center_img “I’m very excited,” Frias said. “This is my very first time. It’s been seven years.”The Dodgers signed Frias out of the Dominican Republic at age 17 in 2007. He advanced from the Low-A Midwest League to Double-A last year. Frias made five starts this season in Double-A before earning a promotion to Triple-A Albuquerque, where he was 8-4 with a 5.01 earned-run average.For now, Mattingly said that Frias will inherit the long-reliever role that Maholm vacated. However, Frias was taking batting practice with the Dodgers’ other starting pitchers Monday afternoon.“He gives us a guy who’s been starting the whole year,” Mattingly said. “We’ve seen him in spring training. He’s got a curveball, changeup and good stuff. He’s stretched out to be able to start if he had to.”There is no timetable for Perez to return, as the team has yet to determine whether or not he will need surgery.last_img read more

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Pacquiao beats Rios in unanimous decision

first_imgManny Pacquiao, from the Philippines, right, lands a right to Brandon Rios of the United States during their WBO international welterweight title fight Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013, in Macau. (AP Photo/ Vincent Yu)MACAU (AP) — Manny Pacquiao reversed the decline in his boxing career and provided some desperately needed inspiration to the disaster-stricken Philippines with an authoritative victory over Brandon Rios on Sunday.Pacquiao entered the fight coming off successive defeats, having spent a year out of the ring and with his own trainer publicly declaring he should retire unless he convincingly beat Rios.In addition, Pacquiao carried the burden of being the favorite son of the Philippines and the man the nation looked to as a source of joy and hope in the wake of deadly Typhoon Haiyan.Thousands of fans watched the fight on screens set up in the plaza of Tacloban, the Philippine city hit worst by the Nov. 9 disaster that killed more than 5,000 people and left huge numbers of the population homeless.If Pacquiao felt pressure, he didn’t show it in the ring at The Venetian casino in Macau, putting on a vintage display of his trademark combinations to wear down a gallant Rios and take a unanimous decision, claiming the WBO international welterweight title.The judges scored it 120-108, 119-109 and 118-110. The Associated Press scored it 119-109.“This is not about my comeback,” Pacquiao said in the ring. “My victory is a symbol of my people’s comeback from a natural disaster and a national tragedy.“My journey will continue. I said we will rise again, and that’s what happened.”Pacquiao’s points loss to Timothy Bradley last year was widely regarded as a judging error, but when that was followed by a severe knockout at the hands of veteran Juan Manuel Marquez, many doubted the Filipino lawmaker could get back to the kind of form that had made him the world’s pound-for-pound champion.Once again he failed to stop his opponent — he has not done so since 2009 — but everything else about Pacquiao’s performance suggested he could revive his career, even with his 35th birthday looming next month.Problems still exist in setting up a much-discussed bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr., but Pacquiao remains eager for it to happen.last_img read more

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ACU Donates $30,000 To Support JBLM Soldiers

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by America’s Credit UnionNovember 2nd 2012 was the 12th Annual Turkey Shoot, America’s Credit Union’s (ACU) charity golf tournament. The funds raised were donated to support our troops in three dynamic ways. ACU gave $10,000 each to Santa’s Castle, The Madigan foundation and The Food Basket program on JBLM.Ken Leonard, ACU’s President/ CEO, said “thanks to the generosity of our sponsors we can help feed the soldiers, support them through the holidays and help them when or if they become wounded.”With the funds raised from the Turkey Shoot, over the past 12 years ACU has been a part of providing Christmas to over 20,000 children, food for over 15,000 families, and health related programs that our JBLM community needs and relies on.Every year ACU contributes approximately $160,000 to programs for soldiers, their families and our surrounding community, however this is a separate endeavor. The money raised by the Turkey Shoot over the past 12 years has totaled an additional $225,000. This year’s community supporters are:  Northwest Motorsport, Tacoma Dodge, Designer Decal, Immedia,  MAROA publishing, Print NW, Northwest BMW, Albers & Company, CUNA Mutual, Cook Security Group, O Bee Credit Union, Renton Collections, Car Pros, Lakewood Ford, St. Martin’s University, COINFORCE, Armed Forces Bank, Sound Credit Union, AUSA, Boom Creative, Bruce Titus Automotive Group, Julie Swenson – Legacy Group, Olympia Auto Mall, CU Direct, Dan Koch – New York Life Insurance, INSI,  Merit Construction Northwest, National University Golf Academy, American Legion 161, Patriots Landing, Raddon Financial Group, The Ranger and Airlifter, Shannon & Associates, Sullivan Painting, Canon Construction, The Madigan Foundation, University of Phoenix, Riverside Ford, Clear Channel Outdoor, Cudl,  Walmart-Lakewood Store, Signs By Tomorrow, Hotel Murano, Hampton Inn and Suites, Tacoma Chiropractic, Forza Coffee in Dupont, Amy Remington – Guild Mortgage, Advantage Hole in One, Allied Solutions, American Lake Credit Union, Demitri’s Gourmet Mixes, Cuenca & associates, Oberthur Technologies, Baydo’s Chevrolet, Lacey Creek Catering.last_img read more

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Spurs appeal Son’s red card for challenge leading to horror Andre Gomes injury

first_imgEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Son Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury TOTTENHAM have submitted their appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card given after his foul led to Andre Gomes’ horror injury.The London club are expected to know by the end of the week whether his three-match ban will be upheld.4 Son was sent off after a mistimed challenge led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken ankleCredit: GettyThe South Korean was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after his challenge caused the Everton star to suffer a broken and dislocated right ankle.Atkinson had initially planned to show Son a yellow but the severity of the injury saw him change his decision to a straight red card.Spurs are appealing against the Korean’s dismissal, with a back-up option of arguing that the automatic three-match ban is an excessive penalty. A hearing will take place this week.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle And after the game the Argentine boss hinted that the club were ready to appeal Son’s red.He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards.”It is unbelievable to see a red card. In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision.”It is the latest example of it being not clear. VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.”I don’t know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal). The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after (the incident).”4 Tottenham striker Son was left in tears after seeing the pain of a fellow professionalCredit: EPA4 The world of football was left stunned as Andre Gomes left the field on a stretcher in huge painCredit: ReutersIf the decision is upheld, Son will miss the Premier League fixtures at home to Sheffield United, away at West Ham and at home to Bournemouth.After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”SunSport reported on Monday afternoon how Gomes had successfully undergone an operation on his fractured and dislocated ankle.It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.EVERTON EXPECT FULL RECOVERYSon’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.A statement from his employers said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.”Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.”He is expected to make a full recovery.”On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”Latest News on Ande GomesVideoWILSON!Watch Gomes ‘lose his mind’ as Tom Hanks in Cast Away as he pays tribute to starVideoGUNNER HUGMan Utd boss Solskjaer embraces Gomes after heroic comeback from horror injuryALL GO NOWAndre Gomes’ injury hell and reveals it happened right in front of nieceWay to goGomes plays for Everton vs Arsenal… just FOUR months after horror leg breakPicturedGO-GETTERAndre Gomes trains at Finch Farm for first time since horror ankle breakSON THE MENDGomes to return to training just three months after ankle break against SpursHis Everton team-mates might not be able to visit him in hospital though due to the heavy painkillers he will need to take.In the aftermath of the unsavoury incident, Son was targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.4 Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was unable to continue and had to be subbed offCredit: Rex Featureslast_img read more

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Powell: My legs could not bring back the 6.44

first_img After some delay and examination of the photo-finish camera, Powell was credited with second. “I was sure I was in second place. I had to run back to second, but I was sure I got second,” Powell said. “The start wasn’t as good as the first two rounds. Bromell got a perfect start. He got a flyer and I think that kind of threw me of a bit in the mid part of the race and he got away a bit too far,” he added. However, Powell tried to explain the silver-medal finish after such promise earlier as journalists queried what happened and attributed part of the problem to running three rounds in one day. “I’m happy with the medal. I’m not overly excited, but I’m happy with the medal because if I had run back my 6.44, I would have been in the gold medal. I don’t know if I could have done anything different. Maybe postpone it until tomorrow (yesterday), so I could get some rest. It was a very, very hard day and (my) legs were tired,” he said. Powell himself sounded disappointed and unable to determine the cause of his inability to break his glass ceiling. “I was just wondering what did I do wrong in the first part. It just happened so fast. It was a very good race. Bromell ran a very good race. He got a personal best. It was so easy, but three rounds in one day, my legs just couldn’t bring back the 6.44. POWELL SECOND The frustration with Asafa Powell’s inability to deliver an individual gold medal at the highest level of track-and-field competition is not limited to Jamaicans, it seems. There were audible sighs and other expressions of exasperation as the Jamaican posted 6.50 seconds to finish second in the men’s 60m at the IAAF World Indoor Championships at the Oregon Convention Centre on Friday evening. All day, the former 100m world-record holder had been in stellar form, posting a season’s best and world-leading 6.44 seconds to win the first-round heat as well as semi-final. However, the athlete, whose best finish at a World Championships or Olympics has been third, was unable to deliver yet again on Friday as the United States’ Trayvon Bromell bolted to the finish in 6.47 seconds. There was some confusion as St Kitts and Nevis’ Kim Collins was initially credited with second and Barbados’ Ramon Gittens with third.last_img read more

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Stephen Curry shoots 86, finishes last in Web.com event

first_imgNBA player Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors tees off on the seventh hole during Round Two of the Ellie Mae Classic at TBC Stonebrae on August 10, 2018 in Hayward, California. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFPHAYWARD, Calif. — Stephen Curry dropped 11 strokes to par on the first eight holes and shot a/an 16-over 86 on Friday to finish last in the Web.com Tour’s Ellie Mae Classic.The Golden State Warriors star, making his second appearance in the event at TPC Stonebrae, finished at 17-over 157 after opening with a 71 on Thursday.ADVERTISEMENT LeBron to make Lakers debut at Portland, returns to Cleveland in November On the back nine, Curry birdied the par-4 10th, made a triple on the par-4 11th, bogeyed the par-3 12th, birdied the par-4 14th, had a double bogey on the par-3 16th and a bogey on the par-4 18th.“It’s the same way I do on the court when I’m not making shots,” Curry said. “You just find something to focus on that you can do. For me, it was just trying to take each shot and just have fun with it and trying to hit a good shot and not really get too down about the result if it wasn’t what I was expecting.”Prugh matched the tour nine-hole record with a back-nine 27 in a 60 that left him 16 under. He birdied the first seven holes on the back nine, parred the 17th and birdied the 18th.“My putter has been a little streaky here and there, but when it’s on, it’s on,” Prugh said. “I’ve been making putts and fortunately whenever that happens it makes everything easier. ”Prugh was two strokes short of the tour record of 58 set by Stephan Jaeger two years ago at TPC Stonebrae and one shot off Jaeger’s 36-hole tour mark for strokes.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Josh Teater was two strokes back after a 62.Curry played alongside Cameron Champ and Martin Trainer. Champ, the Utah Championship winner last month who leads the tour in driving distance, was tied for 42nd after rounds of 68 and 67. Trainer, a two-time winner this year, shot 69-70 to miss the cut.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ LATEST STORIES MOST READ Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Peza offers relief to ecozone firms View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs 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 DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Curry was last among the 154 finishers — 33 strokes behind leader Alex Prugh — and missed the cut by 13 strokes. Last year, Curry shot 74-74 to tie for 148th and miss the cut by 11 shots.“I couldn’t hit a driver to save my life today, so that’s how golf goes,” Curry said. ” One day you have it, or at least in the amateur world, one day you have it and one day you completely lose it and you have no idea what you’re doing over the top of the ball.”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’Playing as an amateur, Curry bogeyed the par-3 second, made a quadruple-bogey 9 on the par-5 third after hitting consecutive drives out of bounds, bogeyed the par-4 fifth, made a triple on the par-4 seventh and a double on the par-4 eighth.“As always, it’s an amazing opportunity to be out here to test my game under the ultimate pressure, stressful situations,” Curry said. “Today was interesting all the way around. I knew sort of what I had to shoot (to make the cut). I played the first holes OK and then the wheels fell off on the third hole.” Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazillast_img read more

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