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Nothing going right for Green and White as Leafs drop seventh straight game

first_imgSure it’s nice that the calendar only reads November on the Kootenay International Junior Hockey League season.But at some point, the Nelson Leafs had better start turning around their season.The Green and White lost for the seventh straight time Sunday in Spokane, dropping a 4-1 KIJHL decision to the Braves in action in the Lilac City.Like many of the previous six losses, the Leafs started strong.Sunday, the same story unfolded as Nelson outshot the Braves 17-9 in the first period but failed to score. Second period, again the Leafs held the advantage on the shot counter, this time by an 18-8 margin. And the Canadian visitors even took the lead when Ryan Piva notched his eighth marker of the season.However, before the end of the period Spokane’s Carter Jones tied the game.Jones then scored this second of the game midway through the third period. Mark Pretorius increased the lead to 3-1 just over a minute later before Paxton Malone scored with one second left in the game to complete the scoring.Nelson outshot the Braves 49-32 in the game making a winner out of netminder J.J. Pichette.Jason Sandhu took the loss for Nelson.Nelson drops to 8-11-0-0-2, fourth in the Murdoch Division and 14 points behind front running Beaver Valley Nitehawks. The Hawks continue to soar in the KIJJHL, winners of 12 straight games and tied for top spot in the league with Creston Valley Thunder Cats — each with 32 points.Nelson remains on the road travelling to the East Kootenay for games against Golden Rockets Friday and Columbia Valley Rockies Saturday.On the positive front, both Eddie Mountain teams are also struggling in the standings.But that doesn’t mean much for a team that was talked up as being a threat to take over the Murdoch Division of the KIJHL after a disastrous 2015-16 season of a year ago.last_img read more

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DUE TO ANTICIPATED HEAVY RAINS, SANTA ANITA TO RESUME LIVE RACING ON FRIDAY

first_imgDUE TO ANTICIPATED HEAVY RAINS, SANTA ANITA TO RESUME LIVE RACING ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME FOR AN 11-RACE CARD AT 12 NOONHUGE WEEKEND IN STORE, WITH 82ND RUNNING OF THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP, GRADE II SAN FELIPE FOR DERBY HOPEFULS, GRADE II SAN CARLOS & MORE ON SATURDAYARCADIA, Calif. (March 3, 2019)–With heavy rain forecast for Tuesday and Wednesday, Santa Anita Park has announced that live racing will return with an 11-race card on Friday, with first post time at 12 noon.Although racing had been scheduled to resume on Thursday, track management is acting proactively in order to try to avoid most of the heavy rain and present an outstanding program Friday and through the weekend, which will be highlighted by the 82nd running of the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap on Saturday.The National Weather Service is calling for a 100 percent chance of rain Wednesday, with the likelihood of significant rain diminishing Thursday and through the weekend.Santa Anita will remain open for training every day this week and will be open for simulcast wagering on Wednesday and Thursday, beginning at 10 a.m. in the Grandstand Paddock Room.In addition to the $600,000 Big ‘Cap at a mile and one quarter on Saturday, Santa Anita will also present the Grade II, $500,000 San Felipe Stakes for Derby hopefuls at 1 1/16 miles, the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf), the Grade II San Carlos Stakes for older horses at seven furlongs and the $75,000 China Doll Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at one mile on turf.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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Bradley judged on his words as well as results at Swansea

first_imgLONDON (AP): It seems Bob Bradley is being judged on more than just results during his first coaching stint in the English Premier League. Swansea’s American manager knows he is under scrutiny for the vocabulary he is using, too. Bradley arrived at the Welsh club in October aware that he would have to live with British “snobbery” over the terminology used by Americans in football, and that his nationality would bring preconceptions about his credentials for the job. Asked yesterday whether he was concerned about the attention he was getting for using terms like ‘PK’ for penalty kick and ‘road games’ for away games, Bradley said it was “part of the deal” of working in a country that invented the game. “Ninety-five per cent of my football vocab fits without any question,” Bradley said at a pre-match news conference. “Every now and then, there’s something that comes out. It wouldn’t make sense if I sounded exactly like everybody else.” Bradley didn’t appear unhappy about being questioned over his occasional Americanisms, and spoke at length about how he uses phrases picked up from spells coaching in various countries around the world, including France and Norway. “I had German-coaching friends that use the word ‘forechecking,’ in terms of pressing,” he said. “It’s a hockey word, a hockey phrase, but they use that. When I was in Norway, the organisation of a team when you have the ball, they call it offensive marking, some places call that rest defence. Football vocabulary has phrases that come from different places. “Look, when I’m speaking normally, I talk about home form, away form, but there is a part in American sports (for example), if the San Antonio Spurs have a bad game playing outside of San Antonio (head coach), Greg Popovich will say sometimes, ‘We’re not good enough on the road.’ So, yeah, every now and then, a little bit of that comes out of me, but not too much.” Bradley used an example from when he was coaching at French second-tier club Le Havre and he told reporters of the importance of his team keeping a clean sheet. “They looked at me and said, ‘What’s a clean sheet?'” Bradley said, smiling. “This is football.” Bradley is more concerned about Swansea’s form on the field than what he is saying off it. The team is next-to-last in the Premier League standings, only above Hull on goal difference, going into a stretch of three games in a nine-day span over the festive period. Swansea have won two of their 10 matches since Bradley took over. Asked if his future at Swansea hinged on their next two games at home to West Ham on Monday and Bournemouth on December 31 Bradley said: “Maybe. I never know how that works and I don’t spend much time thinking about it. “I think we’ve had moments along the way when we thought we were close to taking a big step forward. We’ve left some points on the table in those 10 games and that would make the discussion different.”last_img read more

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Paul George, Russell Westbrook lead Thunder past Bulls

first_imgOklahoma Thunder forward Paul George (13) shoots over Chicago Bulls center Lauri Markkanen (24) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oklahoma City, Monday, Dec. 17, 2018. (AP Photo/Kyle Phillips)OKLAHOMA CITY  — Paul George’s performance late in the first half was all the Oklahoma City Thunder needed against Chicago Bulls.George scored 16 of his game-high 24 points in the final five minutes of the first half and the Thunder rolled to a 121-96 victory over the Bulls on Monday night in a chippy game in which both teams were assessed technical fouls following a second-quarter fracas.ADVERTISEMENT No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Damian Lillard torches Clippers with 39 in Trail Blazers win Thunder: Paul George’s second quarter gave him double-figure scoring in one quarter for the eighth time in seven games. . The Thunder shot 4 of 6 from behind the 3-point arc in the second quarter and outscored Chicago 33-22. . Russell Westbrook and George are Nos. 1 and 2 in the league in steals per game. Westbrook had five Monday, while George added three.THUNDER PICK UP DONOVAN’S OPTIONBefore the game, the Thunder exercised its fifth-year option on the contract of head coach Billy Donovan.Donovan is in his fourth season with Oklahoma City, going 169-106, with playoff appearances in his first three seasons.“I’m grateful, appreciative and thankful for Mr. (Clay) Bennett and Sam (Presti),” Donovan said before the game, referencing the Thunder’s chairman and general manager. “I get a chance to coach a great group of guys. I’ve had incredible support from Sam and the people inside the organization.”UP NEXTBulls: Home against Brooklyn on Wednesday.Thunder: At Sacramento on Wednesday. ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garcia Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers PLAY LIST 01:48NBA: Kawhi, George seek more for Clippers than beating Lakers01:53Famous Spanish bull run kicks off00:50Trending Articles02:14Carpio 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 Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anewcenter_img Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Lopez was ejected less than three minutes later after he picked up another technical foul.Boylen downplayed the scuffle after the game — except as it pertained to the fight he saw from his team.“That’s all we’ve been talking about is fighting for each other and we talk about being a pack of wolves,” Boylen said. “I thought we had some of that. I liked the look in our guys’ eyes when that happened. It bonded them a little bit.”But Boylen said his interactions with Grant weren’t serious, saying that he was just trying to break up the altercation.“It’s really not that big a deal,” Boylen said. “Those things used to happen all the time, now they happen and it’s a major deal.“It’s not that big a deal. Everybody moved on.”Grant said he wasn’t concerned about the opposing coach pulling him out of the fray.“He’s trying to protect his team,” Grant said.TIP-INSBulls: Lauri Markkanen had 16 points and 15 rebounds, his first career 15/15 game. … Jabari Parker, who didn’t play in Saturday’s win over San Antonio after falling out of the rotation, missed the game with a stomach illness. . The Bulls turned the ball over 11 times in the first half. . Robin Lopez’s ejection with two third-quarter technicals was the ninth of his career and the first of this season. MOST READ Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Donovan said he was as impressed with George’s performance outside of his big scoring stretch as he was with the stint to end the half.“Here he goes crazy on that run in the first half . they elect to trap him in the second half. What does he do? He just facilitates. He gets other guys involved,” Donovan said. “It speaks to his greatness. He could have had a bigger scoring night, but I thought his playmaking, his facilitating and reading the game was really positive for us.”Russell Westbrook had 13 points, 16 rebounds and 11 steals for his 111th career triple-double. Steven Adams added 19 points and Dennis Schroder scored 18 for the Thunder.Lauri Markkanen and Bobby Portis had 16 points apiece to lead Chicago. Markkanen adding 15 rebounds.Westbrook secured the triple-double by threading a pass in the lane to a driving Hamidou Diallo, who finished with a reverse layup as he was knocked to the court and fouled with just over six minutes remaining.ADVERTISEMENT LATEST STORIES “Russell’s been great,” Donovan said. “It speaks to his greatness as a player that he can see what the team needs and from there, facilitate, so to speak. He’s generating shots for Paul (George), he’s generating shots for Steven (Adams). When he and Dennis (Schroder) are out there, they’re both creating.”The Thunder sped into the lead with a 21-3 run that erased a 15-10 deficit. But the Bulls quickly reeled off a 19-8 run of their own and closed the gap to two points.From there, the Thunder took control, building a comfortable lead thanks to George’s 6-for-6 shooting to close to the half.The game was halted for several minutes with 4:27 left in the second quarter after a melee broke out near the Thunder bench when Chicago’s Cameron Payne fouled Terrance Ferguson and, nearly simultaneously, Westbrook and Kris Dunn exchanged pushes.The confrontation ended when Bulls coach Jim Boylen pulled Thunder forward Jerami Grant out of the scuffle by his neck.“I don’t know what really happened to be honest,” Dunn said. “Things just got out of hand.”When it was all said and done — after a several-minute delay for review — Westbrook, Grant, Dunn and Chicago’s Robin Lopez were assessed technical fouls.Lopez wound up in the front row between the bench and the scorer’s table as several people restrained him.“I was just trying to stand up for (Dunn),” he said. “I saw somebody fly in out of the corner of my eye from the other side of the floor. I was just trying to stand up for my point guard right there.“I felt kind of like I got twisted or flipped a little bit. Somehow, I ended up on that bench there. And then, I don’t know. After that, something happened.” After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk “I did my work early,” George said.George’s scoring outburst came in the final 4:47 of the second quarter as Oklahoma City outscored the Bulls 23-7 and built a 64-44 lead by the break. Outside of that nearly five-minute stretch, he shot 2 of 13 from the floor and scored just one point in the second half.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 Chriss“I thought he was unbelievable tonight and he had an incredible first half,” Thunder coach Billy Donovan said of George.The Bulls changed their defensive strategy against George after halftime, leading to fewer opportunities. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Nextlast_img read more

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Bruno Killed by “Unidentified Bullet”

first_imgThe officer of Plant Protection Division (PPD) of Liberia Agriculture Company (LAC), Obenco Yarpa, has taken the stand and gone public with how his charge, Michel Bruno, was ambushed, shot and killed in a District # 3 Grand Bassa County forest, hundreds of miles away from his home, in Belgium.He died instantly from a bullet wound to the torso (upper body, chest) (launched from a single-barrel gun. The weapon was wielded by an unknown assailant who has remained at large over the past seven years, according to the facts elicited (obtained, drawn out) by the Prosecution.During his testimony as the Prosecution’s second witness in the ongoing murder trial of twelve persons, on Friday, April 4, at Criminal Court ‘A,’ Yarpa a bodyguard assigned to Bruno prior to his death, said that he was on the spot when his boss was shot. When they defendants appeared in Court, they denied that they had done the deed.Bruno, a Belgian national and Plantation manger of LAC, was allegedly shot twice with a single barrel gun in November, 2007, while surveying a site for his company in District #3, Grand Bassa County.Testifying on Friday, prosecution second witness said, the shooting happened when Bruno, along with LAC’s surveyors and the company’s Superintendent, went to survey land for extending the company’s compound.“Two shots went off as soon we entered the forest…we all then ran helter-skelter (chaotically, in confusion). When we could not find Bruno amongst us, we immediately contacted the office for reinforcement,” Yarpa alleged in his testimony.“When the reinforcement arrived,” the witness said, “officers of the United Nations Mission in Liberia, (UNMIL) and the Liberia National Police, (LNP) were [among them].”“They arrived and we all started to search for Bruno. It was during the search that the team came across the defendants; “We asked them to join the team to find Bruno.”“After we discovered Bruno lying on the ground, we lifted him up; we found two bullets marked on his body and immediately arrested the defendants. We packed them into truck and took them away,” the state witness recalled.Interestingly, when earlier asked where the 12 had been headed that fateful morning, the defendants told us that they were headed for a farming trip.Before, the shooting incident, he said, some employees of LAC had advised him not to allow Bruno to go to the forest on that day; according to them, some people had already set an ambush to kill him.He did not say who had planned the ambush; instead, he based his testimony on what he claimed had amounted to a veiled threat said defendants had issued to LAC’s employees.“The defendants, earlier, had promised to deal drastically with any of LAC’s employees that dared to occupy their land,” Yarpa said, when responding to ‘how he concluded that the defendants had fired the fatal bullet (the shot that killed Bruno).During cross-examination, chief defense lawyer, Atty Arthur Johnson sought to discredit Yarpa’s testimony by asking whether the deceased, Bruno, had been shot in his presence, the witness replied: “yes.’Again asked if he was aware about the threat to kill Bruno, he once again replied, “yes.”Further asked when he heard the gun sound, Yarpa replied “I heard the shots sound immediately after we entered the forest.”Further asked to explain Bruno’s position before he alone was shot, the PPD officer response, “he was between one of my bosses, Prince Tarwo and the Surveyor team that included the Company’s Superintendent.”   Asked again what the distance between him and the victim was before the shooting, Witness Yarpa again replied: “I was standing behind Bruno. But I did not see or know who shot the gun.”“As a PPD officer, what was your responsibility, the witness was asked,” “My responsibility was to protect Bruno and other LCA’s staff as well as the company’s property.”Asked why he had allowed Bruno to travel to where he was killed, witness Yarpa explained that Bruno had insisted that we went to the location, as nothing was going to happen to him. “That was how I followed him. He was my boss; and anything he said, I did.”The case continues.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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NBA brings ‘biggest event’ to Vegas

first_imgLAS VEGAS (AP)— Even a city that spares no expense for a good time has never seen anything like this. Today’s NBA All-Star game may be meaningless, and it could be sloppy after three nights of partying. But try telling that to people paying top dollar for a chance to see it. “This is the biggest event that ever hit Las Vegas,” said Gavin Maloof, whose family owns the Sacramento Kings and the Palms, where the players are staying. “No question about it, bigger than any fight. Let me tell you why. The tickets, they’re brokering the tickets 10 rows up, five rows up for $27,000 a ticket. “There’s never been an event that I know of in the history of the world that goes for $27,000. I don’t care if it’s World Cup, I don’t care if it’s the Stones, Super Bowl. There’s never been an event that a broker has charged that kind of an amount for any ticket, not that I know of. It’s just incredible.” Maloof has had a big hand in it. He said he and his brother, Joe, were talking about the idea of a neutral site All-Star game and pitched the thought of it being in their city to commissioner David Stern, who told them to bring it to Mayor Oscar Goodman on one condition: No betting on the game in the sports books. Being an exhibition that doesn’t get heavy action anyway, that was no problem. “If you bet the NBA All-Star game, you might as well get a life,” Gavin Maloof said. Besides, after all those parties — Maloof said his casino will host about a dozen, featuring everyone from Shaquille O’Neal to Dwyane Wade to Diddy — who can predict which players will have energy left to play well today? “There ain’t going to be no sleep, I’ll tell you that,” Wade said. “There’s going to be a lot going on.” The timing of this experiment couldn’t be better. After an occasionally rocky first half that featured headaches from the ball to the brawl, the NBA could use a few days away to blow off some steam. center_img Is there a better place for that than Sin City? “I got married in Vegas a couple of summers ago and it was pretty crazy, so I can only imagine what it is going to be like with all the celebrities and an event this big,” said Washington’s Caron Butler, a first-time all-star. Goodman called the combination of NBA stars and his city’s entertainers “a perfect honeymoon.” The players are to share the stage with Las Vegas entertainment fixtures Wayne Newton, Danny Gans and performers from Cirque du Soleil, all scheduled to perform tonight. Last year, Goodman said the festivities would rival “the heyday of a Tyson fight.” Given a year to reconsider, the mayor has amended his prediction. “As far as the expectations for this weekend, it outdoes any championship fight that I’ve experienced here,” he said. “And I’ve lived here since 1964 and I’ve seen the Alis and the Listons and the Foremans and the Fosters and the Tysons. “The buzz here is extraordinary. The parties that are being arranged at this point in time are extraordinary. It’s just going to be a weekend and a couple of days of nonstop excitement and electricity and neon and glitz and glamour, and it’s going to be everything that Las Vegas is all about.” Imagine if the game was relevant. In an age when baseball utilizes its All-Star game to determine home-field advantage for the World Series in an attempt to make its event matter, the NBA readily acknowledges its game doesn’t matter. Its weekend is all about putting on a show, which makes Las Vegas a natural for the first time the league is bringing its showcase outside of one of its own cities. “We’re in a time when a place becomes the basketball capital of the world for an extended weekend, and our primary concern is the entertainment of our guests,” Stern said. “The basketball, we want to put on a great show in the arena, but there are lots of arenas that can do that. The primary (concern), after the game and the event, is entertaining our guests.” The predictions for the weekend are staggering. Besides the prices for a ticket at the Thomas & Mack Center, Las Vegas officials estimate there will be 25,000 visitors who will generate more than $26 million in non-gaming economic impact, as the NBA shares the holiday weekend crowd with a fashion industry convention and the Chinese New Year. “There aren’t many cities where the All-Star weekend would be a relatively small event in terms of the number of people involved, but Las Vegas is such a city,” Stern said. “That said, I understand that in terms of the demand for tickets and the like, it’s been the biggest event in their history.” Nearly every top player has an entertainment or endorsement commitment before the ball is tossed up. LeBron James was scheduled to guest host a poker tournament. Kobe Bryant is joining a panel that includes Michael Jordan to judge the slam-dunk contest. So how is anyone supposed to get any rest during this All-Star “break?” “Ah, you don’t,” James said. “Let’s see, Tuesday I can sleep all day in Toronto and be ready for Wednesday. I’m not going to get any sleep there (in Vegas).” All of that takes place against the backdrop of the larger picture, the question of whether Las Vegas can start hosting games that do count. Goodman is desperate to land a pro sports team, and his city has a large basketball fan base. Stern previously said he won’t put a team in Las Vegas as long as there is betting on the NBA, but now says it’s ultimately up to the owners, and he realizes there are some of them who believe a team is headed to that market whether there’s gambling or not. So while LeBron vs. Kobe usually might garner all the attention, the most important 1-on-1 this weekend may have already happened. Stern told Goodman on Wednesday to submit a proposal for how the city would handle betting on an NBA team, which he would present at the owners’ meeting in April. “This is the first time that he said he’s not going to make the decision anymore, he’s going to let the owners make the decision,” Goodman said. The events started Friday morning, when the rookies and sophomores practiced at Andre Agassi’s academy for their game later that night. Saturday brought the 3-point shootout and the dunk contest, where Hall of Famers Julius Erving and Dominique Wilkins were to join Jordan, Bryant and Vince Carter on a judges’ panel of elite dunkers. Sunday is the game at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center, the arena trivia buffs may recall is where Kareem Abdul-Jabbar surpassed Wilt Chamberlain as the NBA’s career scoring leader in a 1984 game. The Utah Jazz played some home games there that season, and perhaps someday Las Vegas gets regular-season action again. For now, it has to settle for a simple exhibition. Not that anyone is complaining. “I’ve never been there, so I’m really excited,” Detroit’s Richard Hamilton said. “I know there’s too much to do — that’s why I’ve never gone — but this is going to be great.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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Mickelson lets this one slip by

first_imgPACIFIC PALISADES It was Phil Mickelson’s show, only without the big finish. It was Mickelson in the lead, Mickelson with the large gallery, Mickelson in control. And he should have made it consecutive tour victories Sunday at Riviera Country Club, should have captured the Nissan Open like he was playing with the locals, solidified his place as the second-greatest golfer in the world, done a quick victory dance on 18 and caught his little jet back home. Only he kept trying to give the field hope, kept speaking softly when his voice needed to fill the room, kept playing nice when he had to bring the hammer. Somebody in the unlikely form of Charles Howell III finally stepped up late to challenge him, and he couldn’t answer. The same Howell who had been haunted by his playoff loss here to Mike Weir in 2003, who had made a career of coming in second, who had one tour victory to Mickelson’s 30, and it was too much. Howell earned a playoff when Mickelson bogeyed the last hole of regulation and then won it on the third playoff hole when Mickelson missed a 10-foot putt. It would have been called a complete giveaway, but there was no dismissing Howell’s dramatic run. Still, all the theatrics could have been avoided if Mickelson had just stayed consistent. “That was certainly disappointing because I felt I had the tournament in my grasp and let it go,” Mickelson said. Mickelson finishing second. There was a time when this would not have been all that stunning. Mickelson was always good for opening the show, it was the really big close that too often escaped him. That was before he knocked off a couple of Masters and a PGAChampionship, laid claim to winning the “big ones” and then last week captured the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am. center_img Eight holes into the final round, he had a three-stroke lead. It was looking almost too easy, which should have been a sign. Even the golf gods were smiling on him, his second shot on 12 was slicing toward Santa Monica when it hit a enormous eucalyptus, ricocheted off a branch and fell on the green. “That was a great break,” Mickelson said. “That easily could have gone into the ravine. It could have gone anywhere.” Instead, it went for a par. He was still up four strokes over Howell. Robert Allenby was two back, but about to fade. It looked like a setup. No Tiger Woods, and Mickelson routs the field. Mickelson – easily the most popular player on the course – wins the day. Mickelson shrinks before our very eyes. It’s a storied tournament, but it wasn’t expecting a retro performance by Mickelson. Wasn’t expecting him to harken back to those thrilling days when you could never be real certain what he would do. “I certainly had every chance on the back nine to create some separation and not give anybody a chance,” Mickelson said. He had started so well. He opened the day with a one-shot lead over Paddy Harrington and immediately birdied the first hole. “After that birdie, I thought I was off and running,” Mickelson said. “I hit a couple of good shots and good tee shots, and felt really good about it.” He birdied the second hole and suddenly was on a roll. He was so consistent early, the tournament was almost boring. On the ninth hole he finally hiccupped. He was on the green and looking at a 73-foot putt over a sloping hill. Instead he pulled out his wedge, clipped the green and saw it bounce about 15 feet. “I didn’t think it was that hard of a shot,” he said. “I don’t know what happened. I practice that shot a lot and I never had the club dig like that and grab.” It was his first bogey, but hardly seemed to rattle him. He appeared remarkably calm, confident. But then he started coming up short on putts, stopped applying the heat. On 13 he missed a 3 -foot putt for par. On 16 he came up 2 feet short on an 8-foot putt for birdie. “A couple of short putts I actually hit pretty good,” Mickelson said. “I don’t know why they didn’t go in.” His game was starting to slip just enough, though he did birdie 17. Howell, playing a hole ahead and now one shot back, figured he had to birdie 18 to force a playoff. Instead, he settled for par. “I really felt the tournament was over,” Howell said. Only on 18 Mickelson and his lime green shirt came up well short on his chip shot and he bogeyed the final hole in regulation. It was one blink too many. In the playoff they both parred the first two holes, 18and 10, Howell knocking his second shot off the cement cart path but recovering with a brilliant chip. It was the same hole he lost his ’02 playoff to Weir. That took them to No. 14, where Mickelson missed his 10-foot putt for par. “My heart jumped because it was a shot he missed,” Howell said. Howell knocked in his own 3-foot putt for par. Mickelson, who had led almost the entire tournament, was flying home with a disappointing second-place finish. A tournament he should have won, and very much knew it. Unlike last year’s U.S. Open when he had a three-stroke lead going into the final threeholes, and bogeyed 16 and double-bogeyed 18 and then pronounced “I am such an idiot,” there was no self-deprecation, just recognition of an opportunity missed. “I had the tournament in control,” he said. “I just needed to par that last hole. “I will certainly look back and say there were plenty of opportunities I let slide.” The show went on, only once more without a big Mickelson finish. Steve Dilbeck’s column appears in the Daily News four times a week. stephen.dilbeck@dailynews.com (818) 713-3607 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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REST IN PEACE – DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

first_imgDeath notices and acknowledgments for today, Friday, Jun 26thCARABINEThe death has occurred of Mary CARABINE of Cornashesk,Crossroads, Killygordon, Donegal Peacefully at her home. Much loved sister of Eamon. Sadly missed by her brother, nieces, nephews, extended family circle, neighbours and friends.Queen of The Most Holy Rosary Pray For HerRemains reposing at her home from 7pm this Thursday evening, June 25th. Funeral leaving her home on Saturday morning, June 27th, at 10.15am for 11am Requiem Mass in St.Patrick’s Church, Crossroads followed by interment in the adjoining churchyard.Date Published: Thursday 25th June 2015Date of Death: Thursday 25th June 2015.SWEENEY The death has occurred of Rosie SWEENEY OF Gortmacall, Milford, DonegalFuneral Mass on Sunday at 2pm in St Bridget’s Church, Goland with burial afterwards in Milford Cemetery. House private please.HANLON – acknowledgementWife Lorraine, son JJ, daughter Marie, grandson Ryan, brother, sisters and extended family of the late John Hanlon of Boyoughter and Glasgow would like to thank most sincerely all those who phoned, texted, sent flowers, Mass cards and messages of sympathy, those who called to his wake in Glasgow, attended the removal and funeral, those who travelled from Ireland and England. A special word of thanks to Father Peter Dowling St Anthony’s Govan for his celebration of a beautiful funeral mass and his immense help and support, to all who took part in the ceremony, to the soloist Laura O’Donnell and the organist, to the undertaker Des Maguire for the professional and caring manner in which the funeral arrangements were carried out. As it would be impossible to thank everyone individually we hope that this will be accepted as a token of our appreciation. Johns month’s mind mass will take place in St Bridget’s church Lettermacaward on Wednesday 1st July at 7pmREST IN PEACE – DONEGAL DEATH NOTICES AND ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS was last modified: June 26th, 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:donegalobituarieslast_img read more

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MAN TO BE SENTENCED TODAY FOR KILLING DONEGAL REPORTER

first_imgA man is to be sentenced later today for killing Donegal journalist Eugene Moloney.Gary Burch, 22, of Kennington Close, Templeogue pleaded guilty to the manslaughter of the 55 year old on Camden Street on June 24th last year.Burch is seen on CCTV doing a celebratory dance after landing the fatal punch that killed journalist Mr Moloney who was from Fahan. The trainee mechanic later told Gardai it was a moment of madness.He said he didn’t try to help the 55 year old lying on the ground because he didn’t realise how seriously he had been injured.Burch, who has no previous convictions, will be sentenced today.MAN TO BE SENTENCED TODAY FOR KILLING DONEGAL REPORTER was last modified: July 2nd, 2013 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:deathEUGENE MOLONEYGary Burchlast_img read more

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