Bowl game announced for Razorbacks

first_imgHOUSTON, Texas (AP)- Arkansas will face a familiar opponent in its first bowl game in three seasons, taking on former Southwest Conference rival Texas in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 29.Led by second-year coach Bret Bielema, the Razorbacks rebounded from back-to-back losing seasons this year and finished 6-6 while snapping a 17-game Southeastern Conference losing streak.They’ll face the Longhorns and first-year coach Charlie Strong, an Arkansas native. Texas (6-6) struggled early before using a late-season three-game winning streak to finish 5-4 in the Big 12 and secure its bowl eligibility.The former rivals last played in 2008, with Texas winning 52-10, and they last met in a bowl game in the 2000 Cotton Bowl.(Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img read more

Tipperary golfer selected for 2020 National Junior College All-Freshman team

first_imgA young Tipperary golfer on a scholarship in America has been selected for the 2020 National Junior College All-Freshman team.Scott O’Brien, from Nenagh was ranked the 16th best player in America this past season. O’Brien is only one of five athletes in America to receive the honour after recording a stroke average of 73.6 over 10 rounds. He capped off an impressive Freshman campaign by being named in the PING All-American team.Speaking to Tipp FM he explained that a number of American golf coaches selected him for the team through a coaches poll.“All the Freshman players are put into a category and there’s another award for all the softmores,” explained Scott.last_img read more

Seil Revels lights up Pattana

first_imgDick Heaney led in the group that in spite of the lower numbers still produced some god scores with a level handicap round that was sufficient by the slimmest of margins to claim his first win of this trip, which has included several other rounds with other groups in the area.Dick Heaney.Tomas Nilsson at last appears to be over his jet lag and is beginning to play to his normal level and a slightly lower than handicap round was enough for him to take second spot ahead of Rod Crosswell by a single shot.  Rod is still showing he is competitive even after his recent two stroke reduction in handicap.Benny Hansen rounded out the podium some three shots further back in fourth.Apologies are owed to the day’s winner Dick Heaney as the opportunity was lost to take his picture for publication before he left for Phuket.There were no 2’s in either division.Before presenting the prizes Stephen Beard welcomed back Dick Heaney, Shane Heavey, Vince Gras and Ron Kerslake.Wednesday, June 20, Pattana A & B – StablefordCSS 721st Seil Revels (5) 38pts2nd Terry Hodgkiss (26) 38pts3rd Yasuo Suzuki (12) 37pts4th Don Everett (21) 36pts5th Tom McCarthy (20) 36ptsBack to Pattana again now that the pricing has become competitive with many and better than some of the higher quality courses in the area, and now that the extensive ground keeping work that had been undertaken over the last few months, has been competed it is a real pleasure to play there.Seil Revels.With memories of a very hard day playing from the white tees, especially for the higher handicappers, it was decided that the par 73, which includes one par 6, should be played from the yellow tees, which at approximately 6500 yards is still a reasonable test for players of all levels of handicap.  In the event the CSS for the day went down with many of the competitors playing within the two stroke margin of the standard scratch.Seil Revels did just enough after a completing the front nine in a scorching gross level par to hold off Terry Hodgkiss and won the count back with a better 17 to 15 as Terry faded badly after going out in five under handicap and looking like the winner, but just three points on the first three holes of the back nine effectively put paid to his chances for the top spot.  But Seil was also not without his problems as the tricky par three twelfth hole also spoiled his inward half as he failed to score on it but recovered his composure to take the win with a steady finish to the round.Yasuo Suzuki overcame his fatigue to take third place by just one shot behind the leading pair following his strenuous activities with his tour leadership responsibilities, these having taken their toll on his stamina day and night over the last couple days as the tourists try and fit two month’s fun, games, golf and food into a fourteen day period.Tom McCarthy just lost the count back for fourth place to Don Everett as Don finished well to win by 17 to 15 after Tom had started the day with seven points from the first two holes with a par and a birdie and had fourteen points after just five holes but even amassing six 3-pointers and a four pointer, was not quite good enough on the day with so many other good scores in contention.Don Everett cleaned out the second division rollover 2’s pool while Masanori Takano did the same in the first division.Prior to the prize giving there were welcome backs for Tom McCarthy, Jim Lloyd and “Yakayuno Tours” made up of Kaneo Watanabe, Yukio Kikuchi, Nobuyuki Nakagomi led by their intrepid guide Yasuo.Friday, June 22, The Emerald – StablefordCSS 721st Shuichi Kodaka (17) 38pts2nd Yasuo Suzuki (12) 37pts3rd Terry Hodgkiss (26) 37pts4th Alwyne Burley (18) 36pts5th Jens Gunnarsson (14) 35pts5th Rodney Hayes (14) 34ptsThe always popular Emerald course proved so once again as the second visit in the week to Baan Chang produced the largest field, with just one more being needed to form two divisions.The course was also found to have recovered from the recent coring of the greens which have now returned to normal with good holding abilities whilst being fast and flat.Shuichi Kodaka ensured that he will be going down a stroke in handicap for the second week in succession as a two under handicap return shot him to the top once more to beat of the challenges of the chasing pair by a single shot as he followed a strong two under handicap outward half with a solid level return on the inward nine.Yasuo Suzuki again showed his strength in taking second place with an excellent back nine of four under handicap, after going out very slowly following a very late night spent in the company of Mr Chivas and the tour fanatics, which translated into a win in a count back by 22 to 15 over Terry Hodgkiss.Once again Terry could not keep the round on track and following an outstanding front nine of four under handicap he slipped badly, only being able to take three points from the last three holes and was left ruing yet another fine opportunity missed.Alwyne Burley never does much to excite the crowds but is always there or thereabouts, which he was again in taking fourth place with a level handicap round which consigned Jens Gunnarsson into fifth, one back and Rodney Hayes into sixth at two back but looking good on his return to golf in Pattaya.Rod Crosswell had the sole 2 in the first division while Shuichi Kodaka and Terry Hodgkiss shared the second division pool.Back at The Haven there was a welcome for new member Lincoln Burke and a welcome back for Rodney Hayes who had been around for a couple of weeks but had been unable to play due to a severe chest infection.There were farewells for Shane Heavey, Ron Kerslake and Vince Gras all returning to Oz tired but happy after playing every day and every night during their weeklong stay.Note:  If you would like to play with The Haven group, you can contact mobile 082 219 0965 or call in to The Haven Hotel, at 185 Soi 13, between Beach Road and 2nd Road. All transportation to the course is arranged and you do not need to sign up prior to the day, but you should be there by 8.30 on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday on the days you wish to play.  A schedule of courses to be played can be found on our web site at IPGC golf from The HavenMonday, June 18, Eastern Star – StablefordCSS 711st Dick Heaney (14) 36pts2nd Tomas Nilsson (10) 35pts 3rd Rod Crosswell (12) 34pts4th Benny Hansen (25) 31ptsA smaller group took on the challenge at the premier Baan Chang course, no doubt due to the lingering doubts as to the playability of the course.  We discovered, as on the last visit, that the course generally was in good shape but was marred generally by the condition of the greens which were slow and bumpy and well below the excellent level that was the norm several years ago.  It is noted that the Chairman’s Cup is due to be played over the course in the near future, which hopefully will ensure that the condition improves soon.last_img read more

Steelers sign former Rams LB Mark Barron to 2-year deal

first_imgPITTSBURGH (AP) — Now it’s Mark Barron’s turn to try and replace Ryan Shazier. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday and tasked him with filling the void left by Shazier. The Pro Bowl linebacker’s career is on hiatus while he recovers from a spinal injury suffered in a win over Cincinnati in December 2017.The 29-year-old Barron comes to Pittsburgh from the Los Angeles Rams. Barron spent four-plus seasons with the Rams, starting 66 games while developing a reputation as a sure tackler despite being a bit undersized for the position at 6-foot-2 and 230 pounds.The Rams released Barron earlier this month before Barron began the fourth season of a five-year, $45 million deal. Barron admitted getting cut came as a bit of a surprise but added “I do know the business of football.”The Steelers are hoping Barron can create a role for himself alongside veteran Vince Williams. Jon Bostic finished with 2½ sacks in 14 games in 2018 but saw his playing time decrease late in the year. L.J. Fort, who took over for Bostic, signed with Philadelphia last week.Barron, who entered the NFL as a safety when the Tampa Bay Buccaneers selected him with the seventh overall pick of the 2012 draft, believes he is the kind of linebacker who doesn’t have to leave the field based on the situation.“As far as what all they’ll ask me to do, I’m not sure,” Barron said. “I’m a versatile guy. I feel like I can do whatever is needed and I’m here to do whatever is needed to help this team win.”Barron made the transition to linebacker in 2015 when Alec Ogletree went down with an injury. He called it a blessing and believes his background as a safety helped him thrive, despite giving away 70-plus pounds to opposing offensive linemen.“If a guy is going to be a smaller linebacker, he has to be tough, has to be physical, has to be strong and has to be smart and realize you’re undersized so you have to do some things differently,” Barron said.Barron finished with eight tackles for the Rams in their 13-3 loss to the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl. He called it a “great experience” despite the result but added “I’m not the type of guy to be in the Super Bowl, I want to win the Super Bowl.”___More AP NFL: and In this Oct. 2, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Rams outside linebacker Mark Barron (26) looms over the line of scrimmage during an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals in Glendale, Ariz. The Pittsburgh Steelers signed Barron to a two-year deal on Tuesday, March 19, 2019. (AP Photo/Rick Scuteri, File)last_img read more

Belgium friendly stricken from the records after coach breaks rule

first_img 04/06/2014 Adnan Januzaj had his first Belgium cap stricken from the records and Romelu Lukaku’s hat-trick was wiped out after FIFA decided the country’s 5-1 win over Luxembourg was illegal. The result will not count towards the FIFA rankings either.  Rik Sharma Upd. on 10/06/2014 at 17:52 CESTcenter_img Boss Mark Wilmots made seven substitutions during the World Cup warm-up friendly in Genk on May 26 when six was the maximum allowed under the rules. Tottenham wide man Nacer Chadli and former Chelsea midfielder Kevin de Bruyne also scored in that game and their goals were ruled out too. Reserve goalkeeper Sammy Bossut also loses his first cap because of the debacle.last_img read more

Real Madrid may ban fans who made banner criticising players

first_imgReal Madrid are considering banning the fans that created a banner reading “Your laughter, our shame”.  It was brandished outside Valdebebas, Madrid’s training ground, after the team were beaten 4-0 by Atletico and players later partied for Cristiano Ronaldo’s 30th birthday. Sport EN CET The club believe that the banner could have caused a public altercation with the players. center_img 10/02/2015 Fans were furious at seeing the players party after such a defeat and the mood at the next home game, on Saturday against Deportivo, will be darkened if Madrid do go ahead and punish the fans that made this banner. Upd. at 21:56 last_img read more

Sign of things to come?: Lakers beat Warriors to finish pre season on a…

first_imgAdvertisement 89qbsNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs5xumWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E1sr469( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 4pxfbWould you ever consider trying this?😱urdzs3Can your students do this? 🌚6jbscqRoller skating! Powered by Firework It is only preseason, and neither team took the games seriously, but the Los Angeles Lakers did beat the two-time defending champions Golden State Warriors twice in succession.Advertisement The final score in Portland was 119-105, and the fringe players played a starring role for the Lakers.Advertisement The Lakers were without numerous key players, as the likes of LeBron James and Rajon Rondo were rested. Brandon Ingram was nursing a quad injury, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has knee tendinitis and Josh Hart had a hamstring problem to deal with. Neither one of them will be out for long, and they will play in the season opener against Portland.Lonzo Ball, Kyle Kuzma, and JaVale McGee played, and all of them notched up useful numbers. Michael Beasley and Lance Stephenson played minutes, but both of them were ejected in the second half.Advertisement  Svi Mykhailuk was the top scorer for the Lakers with 22 points. Aside from him, Johnathan Williams, Isaac Bonga, and Travis Wear all reached double figures and got some useful playing time, something which will be hard to come by in the regular season.Kevin Durant did not play for the Warriors, but their other stars did, albeit for limited minutes. Klay Thompson was their scoring leader with 21 points.Although it is preseason, the signs are promising for the Lakers. The Warriors are still huge favourites to clinch their third consecutive title, but something might be cooking up in Los Angeles. Advertisementlast_img read more

Tony Abbott visits Beaconsfield

first_imgBy Aneeka Simonis PRIME Minister Tony Abbott made a special visit to Beaconsfield this morning to make several budget announcements….[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Free travel compensation

first_imgBy KATHRYN BERMINGHAM IT’S been a long week for V/Line commuters, but Public Transport Minister Jacinta Allan finally delivered some…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img