KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – Amy Yang holed a pitching wedge for eagle on the par-4 11th hole and stretched her lead to three strokes Friday in the hot, humid and stormy Sime Darby LPGA Malaysia. The 27-year-old South Korean player had a 2-under 69 at TPC Kuala Lumpur, a day after shooting 63 to miss her own course record by a stroke. She parred the first 10, then hit the approach that landed on the front of the green, hopped and rolled in. ”It was about 125 yards, like helping downwind,” Yang said. ”I hit my pitching wedge, just full pitching wedge to the pin, and it came off really solid off the face.” Anna Nordqvist, Mi Jung Hur and Candie Kung were tied for second after the round that was delayed about two hours because of lightning – accompanied by periods of heavy rain – with the last group in the 16th fairway. Nordqvist had a 68, and Hur and Kung each shot 65 to match the best rounds of the day. They’re playing TPC Kuala Lumpur’s East Course, a week after Justin Thomas successfully defended his title on the West Course in the PGA Tour’s CIMB Classic. ”There were some tough pin placements out there, a lot tougher than yesterday,” Kung said. ”Yesterday, I didn’t make any putts at all. But today, luckily, they all went in.” Yang made her first bogey of the week after hitting into the water on the par-4 14th. ”Golf can be really easy like yesterday, but it can be also a little slow like today,” Yang said. ”I’m just going to be patient, do my best.” She returned from the delay – and lunch – to hole a 20-footer for birdie on the par-5 16th. ”I was getting a little frustrated about not making putts and I was getting hungry, so I went back, ate lunch,” Yang said. ”It actually gave me some time to think about what was going on and think about the next three, how to finish, so it helped.” Both of her LPGA Tour victories have come in Asia, the first in 2013 in South Korea and the second last year in Thailand. She has five top three-finishes this season. Michelle Wie hung around, while Lydia Ko and Brooke Henderson staggered in. Wie followed her opening 66 with a 70 to drop four strokes behind. Winless in 57 tournaments since the 2014 U.S. Women’s Open, she’s coming off a season-best 10th-place tie last week in China. Ha Na Jang (67), Azahara Munoz (70), Jenny Shin (70) and 2014 winner Shanshan Feng (70) joined Wie at 6 under. The top-ranked Ko closed bogey-double bogey for a 71, leaving her eight strokes back in her first tournament since firing caddie Jason Hamilton. She finished on No. 9 before the storm hit. ”Obviously, that’s not that great to end with a bogey and double on the last two holes,” Ko said. ”But overall, I think I played more solid today compared to yesterday.” Malaysia’s Sargunan Suntharaj is carrying the 19-year-old New Zealander’s clubs. ”It’s been going good,” Ko said. ”He’s got a lot of experience. We’ve been having a lot of fun out there and he’s been trying to keep me cool out here in the heat, which is a pretty big role.” Hamilton shifted to Jang, the Taiwan winner three weeks ago for her third victory of the year. Henderson had an even worse finish than Ko, making a triple bogey on the par-3 17th and a double bogey on the par-5 18th for a 79 – matching her worst tour round as a professional. Playing for the fifth straight week in Asia, the 19-year-old Canadian was 7 over. She’s skipping the Asia finale next week in Japan, then will finish the season the following two weeks in Mexico and Florida. Nordqvist was on the 18th green when play was suspended, forcing the Swede, Brittany Lincicome and Karine Icher to wait. ”Disappointed that we couldn’t finish,” Nordqvist said. ”Brittany was about to tap-in her foot-and-a-halfer and I was going to putt my 50-footer at the last. A little disappointed that we had to stick around, but, overall, it’s a pretty solid day.” Second-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn was 1 over after a birdie-free 75. She has a tour-high five victories – one more than Ko – and leads the money list and the Race to CME Globe and player of the year standings. Stacy Lewis failed to make a birdie in a 72 to drop to even par in her first event since mid-September. Defending champion Jessica Korda was 3 under after a 68. She was second Sunday in China, a stroke behind Minjee Lee.
1/1 About Connatix V56490 360p 1080p HD Auto (360p) The NFL is moving ahead with 2 additional playoff teams starting in the 2020 season. Star Tribune Sports Columnist Jim Souhan joined me on WJON today. He says the NFL may have to push back their season and that could cause the playoffs to extend into February and Super Bowl could be played in March. Listen below. About Connatix V56490 Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HD The Gopher basketball team is one of 6 schools in the paired down list of schools that 4-star shooting guard Kerwin Walton released on social media yesterday. Jim Souhan thinks the Gophers have a real shot at getting him despite big name schools like North Carolina and Arizona being on the list.St. Thomas is still expected a meeting with the NCAA this month to discuss the possibility of them be allowed to move from Division III to Division I. Jim says St. Thomas has the money to make it work.Enter your number to get our free mobile app
A surge from the Angels’ offense – it scored five or more runs in seven consecutive games – ended with a simultaneous swoon by the defense Saturday night.After Skaggs allowed three runs on six hits with a pair of walks and two wild pitches in four innings, a pair of Angels errors in the sixth inning gave Oakland a 5-0 lead. The Angels, who were shut out for the first time sine July 7, advanced just one runner past second base while A’s starter Paul Blackburn (3-1) scattered five hits over 6 2/3 innings with no walks.There was reason to believe the Angels momentum would continue with the return of Skaggs after he posted a 1.42 ERA in his last three major league starts before an oblique strain landed him on the disabled list April 28.To the contrary, there were plenty of reasons for concern after Skaggs’ shaky rehabilitation outings for Triple-A Salt Lake, where he allowed 10 runs on 14 hits in three starts that totaled 10 innings.In addition, it’s difficult to know what to expect from the pitcher who missed nearly two years after undergoing Tommy John surgery August 13, 2014 and experiencing shoulder trouble after recovering from the elbow surgery. He returned in July of last season and posted a respectable 4.17 ERA in 10 starts in 2016.“We had high expectations he was going to come in and make his pitches,” Angels manager Mike Scioscia said. “Couple of his outings in Triple-A obviously some things got away from him. Tonight was not exactly what we needed, but in between, before he lost some of the feel of his curveball, he made some really good pitches, good velocity all night.”The first pitch of the game was ominous for Skaggs, who gave up his first run in equally concerning fashion.The A’s Rajai Davis led off the game with a single, stole two bases and scored on a wild pitch.Davis’ run in a 21-pitch first inning was the limit of the damage until a two-run, two-out rally in the fourth inning ended Skaggs’ night.After retiring the first two batters of the inning, a double, a walk and a pair of singles by the A’s earned them a 3-0 lead. Dustin Garneau’s bases-loaded single scored both runs in the inning that escalated Skaggs’ pitch count to 83.“I got two quick outs and probably let my mind slip away,” Skaggs said. “Tried to throw a few change-ups and got out of my game instead of just pounding the zone with fastballs and that’s my mistake.”Things unraveled for the Angels in the sixth inning when a pair of throwing errors with two outs cost them a run each and increased the A’s lead to 5-0.With runners on first and second, Angels third baseman Yunel Escobar sailed a throw to second base into right field, allowing one run across.The A’s victimized the Angels on a double steal one batter later, prompting a throw to second base and an errant throw home by Kaleb Cowart.The A’s bullpen allowed just one hit in 2 1/3 innings of relief.Kole Calhoun was the only player in the top six of the Angels batting order to collect more than one hit. Mike Trout is just two hits from reaching 1,000 in his career after going 1 for 4 with an infield single on Saturday.Ben Revere went 2 for 3 to extended his hit streak to 10 games, but the Angels left fielder will be replaced in the lineup when Cameron Maybin returns next week. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error ANAHEIM >> The expectation was for Tyler Skaggs to aid the Angels’ playoff push, not upset their improbable balance.The rust on his left arm was apparent in his first start since April 28 and the Angels’ attempt to move into possession of a wild-card berth during an opportunistic homestand was lost with a 5-0 loss to the Oakland A’s on Saturday night.Skaggs (1-2) threw 83 pitches in just four innings as the AL West’s last-place team ended the Angels’ win streak at four games. The Angels, who began Saturday night two games out of the AL’s final wild-card spot, finish their three-game series with the A’s on Sunday and close out their nine-game homestand with three against the Orioles.
Lovren claims Klopp has created perfect Liverpool squadby Freddie Taylor10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool central defender Dejan Lovren believes that his manager has assembled a perfect squad.As the Reds are top of the table by six points from Tottenham, Lovren spoke about the quality throughout the squad.It has seen them continue to win games and keep clean sheets, despite key injuries throughout the team.”There are a lot of players still here and it was like a puzzle, you just keep bringing in these players you need and now it’s a perfect match,” Lovren said about the squad to Liverpool’s official website.”You feel that in the squad, it’s how it should be. There has always been something missing all these years but now we have everything.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your say
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Klopp upset with Liverpool ‘body language’ for Sheffield Utd winby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveLiverpool boss Jurgen Klopp wanted more bravado from his players during victory at Sheffield United.Klopp saw the Reds beat Sheffield United 1-0 on Saturday lunchtime to maintain their 100 per cent start to the season.The manager said, “You have to respect the opponent, we had good moments and it was one of these games you have to win but not think too much about it. One team deserved to win, which was us, but all respect to Sheffield United, they were tough.”I was frustrated, and at half-time we spoke about it. We started well, but you have to do the same things again and again.”It’s about body language, it starts with the centre halves, it’s the little things. They threw everything at us, they worked incredibly hard, they were a real threat.”I am fine with the game, not overly happy but it happens. We were concentrated at set pieces for 95 minutes the boys were spot on. We didn’t play our best football but there we are.”
Jim Harbaugh tweet exposure u michiganFriday morning, Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh trolled the college football world, inviting head coaches from other programs (many of whom criticized him for taking advantage of satellite camp rules) to come attend his program’s “Exposure U” camp in mid-June. Well, one has responded – he’s in.Montana head coach Bob Stitt, who was hired this offseason, replied to Harbaugh on Twitter, suggesting that he’ll attend the camp later this year. It’s a fantastic troll response to a troll tweet.As a Collegial gesture we invite Coaches from Every College to be involved in our football camp. #Compete #ExposureU pic.twitter.com/lMM4ZiSLx2— Coach Harbaugh (@CoachJim4UM) April 24, [email protected] I’m in! Thx for the invite!— Bob Stitt (@CoachBobStitt) April 24, 2015Hopefully Stitt actually shows. We’ll see if any others take the Michigan head coach up on the offer.
VICTORIA – New limits on fees for cashing cheques and high-cost loans will take effect on Sept. 1 in British Columbia.Solicitor General Mike Farnworth says in a statement the changes tighten the rules for payday-loan businesses and aim to protect people from paying high fees to cash cheques and borrow money.Farnworth says the changes will help some of B.C.’s most vulnerable people who use non-traditional lenders and credit providers to cash social assistance or disability cheques.The changes that go into effect Sept. 1 include: lowering the maximum fee to $15 for every $100 borrowed and capping the fee for cashing a social assistance or disability cheque at $2, plus one per cent of the value of the cheque, up to a maximum of $10.The minister says the changes also prohibit payday lenders from requiring, requesting or accepting consent to use or disclose the personal information of a borrower for anything other than arranging or providing a payday loan.B.C.’s social development ministry says people in B.C. took out 805,000 payday loans in 2016, for a total of $369 million at an average of $460 per individual loan.
GRANDE PRAIRIE, A.B. – Grande Prairie RCMP would like to advise that Dawn Rogerson has been located. She is safe and unharmed.16-year-old Rogerson was reported missing to the RCMP on January 13, 2019.RCMP would like to thank the public and the media for their assistance.
Lubiana (Slovenia) – The Moroccan-Spanish initiative for mediation in the Mediterranean is meeting in Brdo (30 km east of the Slovenian capital city of Lubiana) in the presence of Moroccan delegate minister for foreign affairs and cooperation M’barka Bouaida, Spanish foreign minister José Manuel Garcia-Margallo and Slovenian deputy-premier and foreign minister, Karl Victor Erjavec.Top officials from the UNO and the European Union, secretary general of the Union for the Mediterranean, Fathallah Sijilmassi, secretaries general of the Arab League and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation academics and representatives of the civil society are also expected in this meeting.Slovenia, a Mediterranean country is hosting for the first time this seminar that is held pursuant to the Moroccan-Spanish initiative for “the promotion of mediation in the Mediterranean” launched in September 2012 on the sidelines of the 67th session of the UN General Assembly in New York. The previous sessions were held in Madrid and Rabat, respectively in February 2013 and July 2013.Slovenia, a former republic of disbanded Yugoslavia, obtained its independence in 1991, before joining the EU in 2004 and the Euro zone in 2007.
In the 100-meter dash, OSU freshman Matt Terrell and senior Stephen Robinson took first and second place respectively, with Terrell posting a time of 11.05 seconds. Robinson also won the 200, finishing in 21.81. Buckeye senior Jeff See set two Dual meet records, in the 1500 at 3 minutes, 44.71 seconds, and the 3000 at 8:22.37. Along with the sprinting victories, the Buckeyes also won a number of field events. Freshman Korbin Smith took the top spot in the long jump, sophomore Matt DeChant won the shot put, freshman Heath Nickles won the pole vault, and senior Ryan Blake was victorious in the high jump. Even OSU football coach Jim Tressel recognized the significance of this event, as he spoke to the track team the night before the event, Simms said. The team used a few other tricks from the OSU football squad, breaking into the song“Seven Nation Army” by the White Stripes during the meet’s final event, as the Buckeyes pulled away in the 4×400-meter relay. The band continued the song through the Buckeyes’ victory lap, as OSU claimed the Dual pennant for the fourth time in the last five meets. For Ohio State, the victory lap was the slowest but sweetest lap of the day Saturday. The OSU men’s track team defeated Michigan in “The Dual” 116-84, the largest margin of victory in the meet since it began in 2008. Coupled with a victory at the indoor Dual in January, OSU also became the first school to win both events in the same year. The Buckeyes won 13 of the 19 events held at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium, including the 400-meter hurdles. Senior Elon Simms won the event, and junior Aaron Roberts overtook second place down the final stretch in one of the more exciting races of the day. “‘The Dual’ is a special meet,” Simms said after winning the hurdle event. Simms, a graduate student in social work, was injured in a previous year during his undergraduate work at OSU, so he still has eligibility to compete this season. The importance of the rivalry is right below the Big Ten Championship, and The Dual is a good indicator of where the team is in the Big Ten, Simms said.