Hetmyer says batting with Gayle has fulfilled one of his childhood dreams

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe (CMC) – Rookie West Indies batsman Shimron Hetmyer was understandably thrilled after notching his maiden One-Day International hundred, but said it was batting with superstar Chris Gayle that had fulfilled one of his childhood dreams.The 21-year-old Hetmyer top-scored with 127 while fellow left-hander Gayle pummeled 123 as West Indies notched their fourth highest ODI score of 357 for four en route to beating minnows United Arab Emirates by 60 runs in their opening match of the ICC World Cup qualifiers here yesterday.Chris Gayle powers one down the ground in his 123. (J IDI/Getty Images)Together, the pair added 103 for the second wicket, a partnership Hetmyer said he had dreamed off as a young boy growing up in Guyana.“It was a fantastic feeling for me. I grew up from the tender age of probably five and even younger watching Chris on television and thinking of the day when I could be accompanying him at the crease,” he said afterwards.“Being there when he got his hundred was just fantastic.”Hetmyer arrived at the crease after Gayle and Evin Lewis (31) had posted 88 for the first wicket, and blossomed after a patient start to strike 14 fours and four sixes in an entertaining 93-ball knock.On 31 when Gayle perished in the 29th over, Hetmyer then accelerated his scoring, adding 77 for the third wicket with Marlon Samuels (15) and a further 65 for the fourth wicket with Shai Hope (35), before eventually falling in the 48th over.Hetmyer said he had taken a simple approach to his innings, especially focusing on hitting the ball straighter.“I just went out to accompany Chris and try to rotate the strike as much as possible to him and at the same time trying to get myself in and I guess it worked well for me,” he explained.“I’m just working on it (playing straight) as of late, working on hitting the ball as straight as I possibly can and not trying to go across it, and I guess it worked for me today. I’ll just keep working on it in the nets and getting it as perfect as possible.”The ODI was only Hetmyer’s third in a fledgling career, following his debut in the 50-overs format on the ill-fated tour of New Zealand last December.And after tasting the thrill of three figures, he said he hoped it was the start of a successful career.“It was great actually. My first ODI hundred and one for me to remember, and I’ll just try to get many more,” he noted.“The guys did well and I would just like to commend the guys. Jason (Holder) the skipper he took five today and he bowled pretty well … I guess all the guys came together and did a very fantastic job.”last_img read more

QPR confirm departure of captain Hall

first_imgQPR have confirmed that Grant Hall has left the club.West London Sport revealed on Friday morning that the Rangers captain, 28, was leaving with immediate effect after turning down a contract offer and would not be involved in the final matches of the season.AdChoices广告Hall, whose contract was due to expire at the end of the month, was signed on a free transfer in 2015 after being released by Tottenham.He has made 119 Championship appearances for the R’s.Hall told West London Sport last month that he would like to stay at Loftus Road.But Rangers’ financial position meant it was always probable that he would look elsewhere after being made an offer by the club.And Hall has duly decided to move on.“It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to leave the club after five years,” he told QPR’s website. “It was a very difficult decision but I had to do what I felt was right for my family at this stage of my career.Hall enjoyed an excellent first season at QPR“It was an absolute honour to captain the team this season and I thank the manager for having that faith and trust in me.“I wish all the lads nothing but the best for the remainder of the season and beyond.“I would like to thank everyone involved within the club for everything they have done for me during my time there – I will miss each and every one of you.“Last, but not least, a huge thank you to all you R’s fans who I have had a great connection with since my very first season at the club. You all welcomed me with open arms.“I wish QPR nothing but success for the future. This club will always hold a special place in my heart. Thanks for the memories.”Hall’s injury woesHaving failed to make the grade at Tottenham, Hall quickly made a big – and unexpected – impact at QPR.Chris Ramsey, then Rangers manager and now technical director, knew him from his time at Spurs.Ramsey thought highly of him but admitted after signing him that Hall was brought in initially as a squad player and “not a mainstay centre-half”.Hall in fact not only quickly became a first-team regular, he was the club’s player of the year.However, he was later plagued by a persistent knee problem which kept him out of action for the best part of 16 months.He re-established himself in the QPR side, took over as captain, and his 30 appearances so far this season is almost double the 17 he managed throughout the whole of last term.But it proved to be his swansong at the club.His departure will give Conor Masterson, who has impressed during his first-team outings, a chance to establish himself as a regular in the side.‘A very good offer to stay’“We are sorry to see Grant go but whatever decisions we make have to be made with the club’s best interests at heart,” said Rangers manager Mark Warburton.“The club made Grant a very good offer to stay with us but he feels his future lies elsewhere.“I would like to personally thank Grant for his services and professionalism throughout my time here. He has been my captain this season and has led the team exceptionally well.“His departure now presents an opportunity for some of our younger players to step up.”Hall’s exit hands Conor Masterson a chance to establish himselfDirector of Football Les Ferdinand added: “Decisions such as this are never easy but we all have to accept the financial landscape in football has changed considerably.“We have to be honest in our approach when these discussions take place. If we feel the situation does not work financially for the club, we have to be brave and step away.“Grant is a fantastic professional who has served our club very well. We thank him wholeheartedly for his services and wish him well for the future.”[scriptless] Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook See also:Hall says he’s keen to stay at QPRHall to leave QPR after rejecting contract offerQPR boss explains why Amos was taken offWarburton reluctant to blood youngsters during QPR run-inlast_img read more

With preseason expectations dashed, Steve Spurrier has decisions to make

first_imgCOLUMBIA – While many believed the preseason hype surrounding the University of South Carolina football team was over the top, few envisioned what has happened through the Gamecocks first nine games.When USC takes on the University of Florida, Saturday in Gainesville, Florida, it will do so with virtually all its preseason goals out the door.Owning a 4-5 overall record, including a 2-5 ledger inside the Southeastern Conference, the Gamecocks must pick up two wins to become bowl eligible.Those are the meager goals the program attempted to meet prior to hiring Steve Spurrier as its coach.It took The Head Ball Coach time to get things going. After five seasons hovering slightly above the .500 range, things began to pick up for Spurrier and company.Interestingly enough, the surge in the program’s production coincided with the addition of Duncan native and Byrnes High School standout running back Marcus Lattimore.To be fair, the USC coaching staff’s recruiting fortunes turned a year earlier when it earned the signatures of a couple of athletes from South Pointe High School.Stephon Gilmore, an all-everything performer who could have played at any school in the country, bought into Spurrier’s mantra of getting athletes to stay at home and make their own legacy in the Palmetto State.Teammate DeVonte Holloman, who transferred to South Pointe from Charlotte prior to his senior season, opted to join Gilmore in his quest to make USC an impact program in the SEC.That duo was joined by solid, but less hyped defender from Greenwood named D. J. Swearinger. The hard hitting safety, who originally committed to the University of Tennessee, also chose to put his trust in Spurrier and company.The topper to that class was wide receiver Alshon Jeffery who committed early to Southern Cal, but switched to the Gamecocks on signing day.When Carolina added Lattimore a year later, it was go time.The team won its only ever game against Florida, in Gainesville, during Lattimore’s freshman season as he rushed 40 times for 212 yards and three touchdowns in leading South Carolina to a 36-14 victory over the Gators. That clinched the program’s first and only SEC East Division title.That campaign was followed by three consecutive 11-2 finishes.The one thing the above mentioned players possessed, in addition to incredible talent, was leadership ability.Lattimore was not only the first player on the practice field, but pushed his teammates to duplicate his efforts. If a player was given a punishment of running the stadium steps, Lattimore would often join him in a show of support.Swearinger, a no-nonsense presence who also was considered a workout warrior, was the team’s vocal leader.When a heavily favored USC squad found itself behind the University of Kentucky at halftime in Lexington in 2012, it was Swearinger who gave such an impassioned lecture to his teammates at intermission that Spurrier credited the talk with turning the Gamecocks fortunes around as it earned an easy victory.Gilmore and Holloman were also effective leaders. While neither were as vocal as Swearinger, both led by example and were not afraid to pull teammates aside to straighten them out when needed.Although the Gamecocks managed its third straight 11-win season in 2013, it came mostly because of quality talent.Quarterback Connor Shaw was an effective leader, doing it mostly by example.The defense, led by linemen Jadeveon Clowney, Kelcy Quarles and Chaz Sutton, along with cornerbacks Victor Hampton and Jimmy Legree, allowed the unit to continue to be one of the best in the country.This season, despite that group having moved on, defensive coordinator Lorenzo Ward said he had a special feeling about his unit.Several players echoed those sentiments.It is now painfully obvious Ward was attempting to pump up a defense devoid of the talent it had in the past as it is now recognized as one of the poorest defenses in the country.Offensively, quarterback Dylan Thompson and left guard A. J. Cann have done a good job leading both vocally and by example.A unit that could end the season by setting many school records, however, has failed to produce in crunch time in the fourth quarter.It’s easy to say the Gamecocks are a few plays away from potentially being 8-1, but those with that belief are fooling themselves.Despite his disappointment with USC’s performance, it would be a shock if Spurrier walked away after this season.There will probably be changes made within the coaching staff, however. Fiercely loyal to his assistants, it is a move Spurrier will probably contemplate until the end of the season as the wrong moves could lead to the disintegration of possibly his best recruiting class since joining the program.It is hard to say what will happen. No matter what occurs in the Gamecocks final three regular season games, it would be a shock if Spurrier opts to remain with the status quo.While it is a positive that former team leaders Holloman and Shaq Wilson are now influences as graduate assistants and the possibility of Lattimore returning in some role as he completes his degree requirements is good, the trio can’t help in the way USC needs it most – suiting up and competing.That leaves the team goal this season finding a way to win at least two games to become bowl eligible.That’s a big fall from preseason expectations.last_img read more

Muskegon Big Reds wrestling team falls to Jenison, sneaks past Ravenna

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Samsung already poems about 6G. The new generation of networks…

first_imgFifth-generation mobile networks are being launched in the Czech Republic and around the world, so logically they have to think about what will come after them. The International Telecommunication Union should describe its vision of 6G next year, Samsung is already writing poems about it now.Koreans expect further jump from all features from 6G. Theoretical throughput should reach up to 1 Tb / s, twenty times today’s values. Latency is said to shift by an order of magnitude lower to 100 μs. Spectral and energy efficiency will double. Network reliability and capacity will increase tenfold.However, in order to achieve such values, it will be necessary to “tame” terahertz bands that have sufficient width. This requires completely new electronics and more complex antennas from different metamaterials. In addition, the signal will have to be experimented with so that it is not absorbed by oxygen and water molecules. The network of transmitters is becoming even thicker.According to Samsung, this will bring a number of benefits, but we can rather smile at it today. Higher speeds and lower latencies are designed to help next-generation virtual and augmented realities work with up to 16K images. It is said that detailed 3D holograms will normally be used. Thanks to a dense network of transmitters with direct visibility, navigation up to less than 1 cm will also be more precise.When should potential 6G networks come? Samsung estimates that if development goes smoothly, the first commercial use will be between 2028 and 2030.last_img read more

Arsenal given boost in hunt for centre-back – Club prepared to…

first_imgThat’s according to SportBild, who say Leipzig have decided to accept €20m less than Upamecano’s €60m asking price this summer to ensure they get something for their man should he leave.The newspaper explains that it is widely expected Upamecano will leave the club in the coming transfer window, with several sides in Europe all keen on his signature, Arsenal among them.The German club knew he would attract interest when they signed him in 2017 and installed a €100m release clause in a contract he signed in 2018.pp http://gty.im/1206683254However, that dropped to €60m last summer, and they have decided to reduce it by a further €20m to ensure they can get money for the defender this summer.Why? Because Upamecano’s contract is running out next season and they fear he will continue at the club for another year, with him able to negotiate a free transfer away as early as January.At the moment none of his suitors, like Arsenal, Real Madrid or Bayern Munich are willing to pay his €60m release clause, so the club have decided to offer him cheaper in an attempt to bring his suitors to the table.Ideally, Leipzig would like to extend Upamecano’s contract and install a new release clause for next summer, say around €40m, but so far the Frenchman has refused to do so.Thus, they have taken the drastic step of reducing his price in the hope that someone will be willing to pay it and ensure they do not miss out on a significant profit.This backs up a report from France Football from the end of April stating €40m would be enough to ‘buy the last year of his deal’.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search AdsUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystCould Accessible Trade Financing Be the Key to Unlocking High Trade Growth in Emerging Markets?StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndo Arsenal have been given an enormous boost in their pursuit of RB Leipzig’s Dayot Upamecano, with the German side now ready to accept €40m for his signature.last_img read more

LIVE: Ludogorets 0: 1 Midtiland, Bulgarians were brutally harmed – BG…

first_imgThe native Ludogorets and the Danish Mitiland play with a score of 0: 1 in a match from the second qualifying round on the way to the groups of the Champions League at Huvepharma Arena. Reserve Dos Santos Junior opened the score in the 78th minute. The winner will be determined in one match, and in case of a draw there will be overtime, and if there is parity in them, it will lead to penalties.The match started with a serious stretch between the two teams in the middle of the field. In the sixth minute, the Midtjylland player Bozhidar Kraev received a yellow card after trying a back scissor in the penalty area of ​​Ludogorets, but hit Dragos Grigore badly and referee Shurman picked up a card. The first big chance came in the ninth minute. Alex Santana made a mistake in taking the ball to the border of Ludogorets. Anders Dreyer stole and passed for Eric Svyatchenko. The captain of the “reds” made a strong diagonal blow, but Renan with one hand took a corner. After his performance, Svyatchenko again tried to attack the door of the “eagles” with his head, but quite inaccurately – out.In general, in the course of the first 20 minutes in Razgrad, the away team experienced more serious pressure on the door of Renan dos Santos, but did not reach a 100% position in front of the Brazilian. In the 23rd minute a new danger came at the door of Ludogorets. Dreyer received a pass from the right by Sori Kaba, then elegantly faked Nedyalkov. He returned to the penalty area to Aver Mabil, who shot with his right foot, but inaccurately. A moment later, Kraev failed to punish a fuss in the penalty area by the defense of Ludogorets, after Grigore before the Bulgarian shot cleared in a corner kick.In the 33rd minute the guard of the Bulgarian champion made another save. Dreyer combined with Mabil, who saw Sori Kaba. He, in turn, returned it instantly with a double pass, and Mobil shot with his right foot, but Renan intervened well and caught. Three minutes later Ludogorets took a free kick. Cowley Oliveira centered in the penalty area of ​​the “wolves” to Cosmin Motzi. The Romanian intercepted with his head, but quite weakly and did not hinder in any way Jesper Hansen. A little later, Anise tried to cross to the right of Kesheru. The attacker intercepted with his head, but Scholz blocked the Romanian’s experience with his body.In the 42nd minute Ogochukwo from Midtjylland made a great tactical foul for his team after knocking down Kesheru in the half of the Danes. The Romanian on the left had the support of Chibota and Anise and Ludogorets could create a goal position, but the strong black defender committed a foul, for which he received a yellow card.In the last seconds of the first half, Midtjylland striker Sori Kaba shot with his head, but quite inaccurately.The second part started again with pressure from the Danes. Bozhidar Kraev was found with a cross from the left in the penalty area of ​​the “eagles”. Grigore failed to counteract him and the playmaker of the “wolves” returned to Mabil. He shoots hard with his left foot, but also inaccurately – out. In the 51st minute Kraev was taken out of Kaba, and Renan continued to follow the Bulgarian on the outline and left his door empty. Kraev returned to Dreyer, who centered for Kaba, but he did not find the outline of Renan’s door with his head. Two minutes later Bozhidar Kraev took the ball in the half of Ludogorets and advanced to the door of Renan. The Bulgarian was stopped by the defense of the “eagles” and made a rebate kick with his right foot, which was out. Aver Mabil took a direct free kick near the penalty area of ​​the Bulgarian team, but Renan caught.In the 64th minute came the best opportunity to score in front of Ludogorets. The Midtjylland goalkeeper made a mistake, and Cowley shot and the ball bounced in the hand of defender Paulinho from Midtjylland. This was not seen by the Ukrainian referee and the game continued. After a series of ricochets, Mavis Chibota played with his head, but from the goal line the defender of the “wolves” took a corner.Substitute Bernard Tekpetei continued to seriously harass Midtland’s defense. The Ghanaian broke through the middle and saw Chibota on the left. He immediately saw Cowley in the penalty area, but the Brazilian’s shot was anemic and the goalkeeper of the “wolves” saved. In the 73rd minute Stefan Badji was found after a cross from a corner. The supporting midfielder tried a technical kick with his right foot in the far shot to the Danish goal, but the ball went out. In the 74th, Junior from Midtjylland seriously threatened the door of the Bulgarians, but Renan kicked. The ball returned to Brumado, who struck again, but this time Motzi blocked and sent the ball into the corner.In the 79th minute, the guests from Denmark took the lead, despite the development in the second half. The ball was centered from a corner, and Motzi failed to oppose well in the single combat of Cayuste. Goalkeeper Renan came forward unexpectedly so that the reserve dos Santos Junior could score in the Bulgarian goal.Pavel Varba led the Eagles in a 4-2-3-1 scheme, with Claudiu Kesheru at the top of the attack after the first match against Buducnost in the tournament, the attack was led by Ihinio Marin, who is on the bench. Badji and Alex Santana are in front of the four defenders Cicinho, Grigore, Motsi and Nedyalkov.⚽ Ludogorets’ line – up vs Midtjylland#Ludogorets #Midtjylland #LudogoretsMidtjylland pic.twitter.com/i3SdrnjgUX– PFC Ludogorets 1945 (@ Ludogorets1945) August 26, 2020The Bulgarian Bozhidar Kraev is the playmaker for Midtjylland. The former football player of the capital Levski will have to be creative and find the striker Sori Kaba in the spaces.LUDOGORETS – MIDTILAND 0: 0Judge: Denis Shurman, UkraineStadium: Huvepharma Arena, RazgradLudogorets (4-2-3-1): Renan – Cicinho, Dragos Grigore, Kozmin Motsi, Anton Nedyalkov – Stefan Badji, Alex Santana – Mavis Chibota, Anise Abel (55 ‘- Bernard Techpetei) , Cowley Oliveira – Claudio Kesheru (54 ‘- Iquinio Marin)Reserves: Stoyanov, Tauata, Ihinio, Georgino, Dyakov, Ikoko, TekpeteyCoach: Pavel VarbaMidtjylland (4-2-3-1): Jesper Hansen – Paulo Vikotr Da Silva , Alexander Scholz, Eric Svyatchenko, Joel Anderson – Frank Ogochukwu , Jens-Lin Kayust – Anders Dreyer, Bozhidar Kraev (65 ‘- dos Santos Junior), Aver Mabil – Sori Kaba (75’ – Anderson)Reserves: M. Andersen, Kuuls, Nikolaisen, Anderson, Madsen, Isaacsen, Dos Santos JuniorCoach: Brian Priske Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. 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Excellent! Bulgaria took its own in Serbia – BG Football…

first_imgBulgaria won as a guest Serbia with 2:1. The Lions took the lead at the end of the first half with a goal by Ilian Iliev. In the second half Kaloyan Krastev doubled the lead for the guests. The hosts managed to score a penalty kick through Luka Ilic in the final minutes of the match.The Lions showed a disciplined game and deservedly won the three points. Thus, the graduates of Alexander Dimitrov climbed to the third position in the group five points behind Poland and six from Russia. There are three matches left until the end of the qualifications for the European Championship of Bulgaria.The hosts started more aggressively and immediately pressed the “lions” in their own half. In the 2nd minute Stuparevich came to an excellent shooting position in the penalty area, but the ball was a little faster and Daniel Naumov intervened decisively, scoring in a corner kick. The Blues demanded a penalty for a violation of the Bulgarian captain, but the chief referee Jespen Eskas categorically showed the game to be resumed after a corner kick. Gradually, Bulgaria managed to prevent the early pressure and tried to keep the ball for a longer period. In these first minutes the left flank of the Bulgarian attack was very active, where Angel Lyaskov and Zdravko Dimitrov acted.There followed minutes of a solid battle in the center of the field, in which the hosts used a harder game, with no goal positions in front of both gates. In the 17th minute, Serbia made a good breakthrough on the right, which ended with a cross by Chumic, but there was no teammate in the penalty area.In the 22nd minute Zdravko Dimitrov technically went through two opponents, but failed to cross well.Serbia responded with two dangers to Daniel Naumov. First Stuparevich shot from the arc of the penalty area, but after a ricochet the ball went into a corner kick. Immediately after, Petrovich shot with his head, but did not find the target and the ball went out.In the next minutes, the hosts tried to press again, but it did not work. In the 35th minute Kaloyan Krastev intercepted a cross from the left by Angel Lyaskov, but the striker was in ambush.In the last minute of the first half, Ilian Iliev stole a ball in the center, taking advantage of a mistake in the defense of Serbia. The Black Sea midfielder advanced and with a measured kick in the lower right corner opened the score.Bulgaria could have started the second half in an excellent way. In the 48th minute Zdravko Dimitrov shot from a direct free kick from 25 meters. Levski’s wing technically turned the ball over the wall, after which the ball met the crossbar, met the body of goalkeeper Marko Ilic, bounced into the right side post and then was cleared in a corner kick.The “Lions” began to act with confidence and settled more permanently in half of the guests. In the 61st minute Birmančević fired a shot from distance, but the ball went past the left side post.In the 64th minute Bulgaria doubled its lead. Stanislav Ivanov made an excellent breakthrough on the left flank. Levski’s wing centered in the penalty area around the small penalty, where Kaloyan Krastev intercepted in the right corner.Immediately after the goal, Serbia requested a penalty for a handball by Valentin Antov, but the main referee Jespen Eskas for the second time in the match to continue the game with a corner kick. The hosts tried pressure, and the Bulgarians took a more defensive tactic. The attempt to press the “blues” did not lead to headaches for Daniel Naumov.In the 82nd minute Maksimovic shot from the edge of the penalty area, the ball dangerously went under the crossbar, but the captain of the “lions” decisively killed with one hand in a corner kick.Three minutes later, Daniel Naumov intervened again after a shot by Gavrich in the lower right corner.In the 85th minute of the third attempt, Serbia won a penalty. Asen Chandarov fouled Gavric in the penalty area and the Norwegian referee pointed to the white dot. Luka Ilic stood behind the ball and although Daniel Naumov “caught” the corner, the ball flew into the bottom right corner.The hosts launched attacks on the Bulgarian goal. In the first minute of added time Stuparevich shot with his head, but weakly and Daniel Naumov caught. Shortly afterwards, Serbia remained in the reduced squad after a second yellow and respectively red card from Birmančević.In the last minute of added time Georgi Rusev aimed at the crossbar after a perfectly detected ball from the air, but the result remained unchanged.SERBIA – BULGARIA 1: 20: 1 Il. Iliev 45 ‘0: 2 K. Krastev 64 ‘0: 3 L. Ilyich 87′-d.STARTING COMPOSITIONS:SERBIA: Marko Ilic, Jovan Vlalukin, Erhan Masovic, Dimitrije Kamnovic, Zlatan Sehovic, Ivan Ilic, Jovan Nisic, Niegos Petrovic, Nikola Chumic, Velko Birmanevic, Filip StuparevicBreeder: Ilia StolikaBULGARIA: Daniel Naumov, Ertan Tombak, Valentin Antov, Andrea Hristov, Angel Lyaskov, Iliya Yurukov, Asen Chandarov, Ilian Iliev, Stanislav Ivanov, Zdravko Dimitrov, Kaloyan KrastevBreeder: Alexander DimitrovCh. Judge: Jespen EscasStadium: Gorni Milanovic, Metalac Follow us anywhere and anytime with the mobile application of Gong.bg. You can download it from Google Play, App Store and AppGallery.last_img read more

Tipp cyclist on Irish squad for French race

first_imgThis year’s event also features a one day race for elite women with a five strong Irish team – including Elite National Champion Eve McCrystal – taking to the start line today. Clonmel cyclist Jamie Blanchfield has been selected on the Irish team for a top stage race in France.The Carrick Wheelers rider is part of the six-man squad which will take to the start line for the Kreiz Breizh Elite race on Saturday.It’s a 4 stage event held over three days in Brittany.last_img

Kyle Stanley takes Barracuda lead at Tahoe Mountain Club

first_img Associated Press Television News Written By Last Updated: 1st August, 2020 07:42 IST Kyle Stanley Takes Barracuda Lead At Tahoe Mountain Club Kyle Stanley had another eagle in a 14-point round Friday to take the lead into the weekend in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring event Kyle Stanley had another eagle in a 14-point round Friday to take the lead into the weekend in the Barracuda Championship, the PGA Tour’s lone modified Stableford scoring event.Stanley had a 22-point total for a two-stroke lead over Matthias Schwab, Robert Streb and Branden Grace in high altitude at Tahoe Mountain Club’s Old Greenwood Course. Players receive 8 points for albatross, 5 for eagle, 2 for birdie, zero for par, minus-1 for bogey and minus-3 for double bogey or worse.“Actually, I’m not sure what I shot,” said Stanley, who had a 5-under 66.. “It’s kind of the weird, the format out here. You’re kind of focusing more on points than you are what your score is. But I had another eagle today, which was nice. I had one yesterday. That really helped my point total.”Stanley eagled the par-5 12th a day after accomplishing the feat on the par-5 sixth. He also had six birdies and two bogeys in his afternoon round Friday. The 32-year-old is trying to win for the third time on the tour after breaking through in the 2012 Phoenix Open and taking the 2017 Quicken Loans National.Tahoe Mountain is staging the event for the first time after 21 years across the border in Nevada at Montreux Golf and Country Club.“I’ve been driving it well,” Stanley said. “It’s kind of fun, this opportunity to kind of swing away. We have some shorter par 4s out here so you can make a go at some of those, a little bit of risk-reward. And just kind of kept the ball in front of me and a pretty clean round of golf.”Stanley needs a victory to get into the PGA Championship next week. The top two from the top 10, not already eligible, will get spots in the U.S. Open in September at Winged Foot.Maverick McNealy and Troy Merritt had 19 points.Image credits: AP First Published: 1st August, 2020 07:42 IST COMMENTcenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more