Matsuyama holds three-stroke lead after two rounds in Shanghai

first_img Hideki Matsuyama, Bill Haas, Russell Knox, World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions “My drivers weren’t too good today but I worked around that thanks to my putts,” said Matsuyama.“I’m getting more chances to birdie, the wind today might have helped but I’m managing to hit the fairways.”World No. 10 Matsuyama offset a bogey on his opening hole, making four birdies including a 13-foot putt on the seventh, before dropping another shot at the ninth.He regrouped again to go bogey-free the rest of the way, picking up four shots through a five-hole stretch from the 10th and capping his round with a birdie that followed a wonderful approach shot at the par-5 18th.“My putting is keeping me in the competition so I’d like to keep it the way it is for the last two days,” Matsuyama said. “It is getting better, but if I’m asked if I’m hitting them with confidence then I reckon I’m not at that level yet.“I definitely want to avoid a meltdown. Given the position I’m in now I’d like to remain patient and chase the title.”Haas carded a 67, while Knox had a 68.Italian Francesco Molinari was tied for fourth at 8-under with England’s Richard Bland and American Daniel Berger. World No. 3 Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland closed at 7 under.Hideto Tanihara, meanwhile, struggled to a second straight 73.“Both my shots and putts were dreadful,” said Tanihara. “They have been bad since practice this morning so it is what it is.” SHANGHAI – Hideki Matsuyama carded a sizzling round of 7-under-par 65 to seize the lead at the midway point of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions on Friday.Teeing off tied for third, Matsuyama brandished a hot putter at Sheshan International Golf Club, nailing nine birdies against two bogeys for a three-shot cushion over American Bill Haas and Scotland’s Russell Knox at 13-under 131. Hideki Matsuyama takes an approach shot on the second hole during the second round of the World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions in Shanghai on Friday. Matsuyama shot a 7-under-par 65. | KYODO RELATED PHOTOScenter_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES KEYWORDS IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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KPD & KFD Prevent Possible Overdose By Administering Naloxone

first_imgLt. Ben Langham with the Kenai Police Department…. Kenai Fire Department transported the woman to the hospital for further care. Kenai Police Officers received training from the Alaska State Troopers at the end of June, on how to administer Naloxone. The officers were equipped with the life saving drug upon completion of the training. Lt. Langham: “Officers Gorr and Officer Lee quickly arrived on scene and saw that the woman was unconscious, gasping for breath and appeared to have overdosed on drugs. The officers administered Naloxone to the woman and within seconds, she began to revive. The Kenai Fire Department arrived and continued to medically treat the woman.” Lt. Langham: “We were incredibly lucky on the timing where we had just received that from the State Troopers, and were able to put it into action so quickly.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享In the early morning hours of July 2, the Kenai Police Department responded to the report of a possible heroin overdose. Lt. Langham: “Thanks to the quick response and actions of Officers Gorr and Lee, as well as the Kenai Fire Department, the woman’s life was saved. The Kenai Police Department would like to thank Project Hope and the Alaska State Troopers for providing our agency with training and the drug, Naloxone, which better equips our officers to deal with the ongoing opioid epidemic.”last_img read more

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NCAA Women: MSU heads to Durham

first_imgSTARKVILLE – Victoria Vivians grins every time she sees Mississippi State’s logo. Nothing changed Monday night as the images from ESPN’s NCAA Tournament Selection Show flickered in front of her on a screen as large as a wall.But when “Mississippi State” appeared on the broadcast as the No. 5 seed in the Spokane region, the freshman added to her smile.“Every time I look at Mississippi State, I smile anyways, but just seeing on the screen it was great. It was a great feeling,” Vivians said. “I knew it was for me and my teammates.”The matchup on Friday with 12th-seeded Tulane ignited screams within MSU’s viewing party at the Dawg House Sports Grill. The Bulldogs jumped off their front-row seats waving their hands in anticipation for the 1:30 p.m. tip at Durham, North Carolina.The third-place finish in the Southeastern Conference Tournament all but secured a spot in the NCAA Tournament. The image on the screen made it official.“I’m so excited for our players, my staff, our great university,” MSU coach coach Vic Schaefer said. “It’s a tremendous opportunity.”Schaefer sat sandwiched between Vivians and Martha Alwal waiting for MSU’s first appearance in the Big Dance since 2010.. Alwal hunched over, at times, with her face buried in her hands. Little doubt existed of MSU’s qualification, but some there was some hope that Humphrey Coliseum would host the first two rounds.Instead, the Bulldogs will play in Cameron Indoor Stadium and No. 4 Duke, if it wins Friday.“We’re just happy to be here,” Alwal said. “We’re not too worried about the rankings. As long as we go out there and play the way I know we can, we’ll be fine.”Mississippi State needed one seed better to host. The top-four seeds receive the opportunity to host the first two rounds of the NCAA Tournament.Some signs pointed to MSU hosting during the selection show. The committee showed respect for the SEC in seeding Kentucky No. 2 and placing Arkansas in the tournament. MSU lost to the Wildcats twice (the first came in double overtime). MSU blew a 15-point second-half lead in the second.“It’s great for Kentucky. We’re a free throw away from beating them. We’re up 15 in the second half when Victoria gets her thumb (nail) ripped off,” Schaefer said. “… I’m disappointed but at the same time, you’ve gotta move on.”Mississippi State can’t dwell on the seeding too long. It plays Tulane for the second consecutive postseason. The Bulldogs beat the Green Wave, 77-68, in the first round of last year’s WNIT, then lost in the quarterfinals.After the excitement during Monday’s selection show, MSU is playing for more this year.“This is every bit of my expectations,” Vivians said. “I planned on coming here and changing things.”last_img read more

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Twins Sign Perkins to 3-Year Deal

first_imgMINNEAPOLIS — The Minnesota Twins have signed left-handed reliever Glen Perkins to a three-year contract extension.The reported today that the deal keeps Perkins with the Twins through the 2015 season and is worth $10.3-million.Perkins future with the club looked uncertain in 2010 after injuries and a desire to remain a starter caused a rift with management. Last year, Perkins emerged as a reliable late-inning reliever.  He posted a 4-4 record with a 2.48 earned-run average. 1080p HD Auto (360p) About Connatix V56892 1/1center_img 720p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56892 360plast_img read more

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Chelsea keeper Courtois suffers ankle injury

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Embed from Getty ImagesChelsea goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois has picked up an ankle injury and could miss Saturday’s game at Brighton.The Belgian’s injury is a further blow for the Blues, who are already without the sidelined Gary Cahill and Cesc Fabregas and the suspended Pedro and Alvaro Morata.AdChoices广告Pedro and Morata must serve bans after both being sent off during Wednesday’s FA Cup win against Norwich.Recent signing Ross Barkley is in the Chelsea squad for the trip to the south coast.Barkley, who had hamstring surgery last summer, featured in a behind-closed-doors friendly against QPR’s development side on Thursday, scoring twice.It was the England international’s first outing of the season.Blues boss Antonio Conte has suggested that Barkley will be among Chelsea’s substitutes. “I think Ross is in good physical condition,” Conte said.Embed from Getty Images“Yesterday he played 70 minutes in a friendly game and for tomorrow he is in the squad – he is coming with us for the game against Brighton.“I don’t know if during the game I will give him a chance to play part of the game or if I want to wait if the game doesn’t ask for this type of situation.“He is in the squad and he has to continue to improve and to continue to work with us.” See also:Loftus-Cheek could be out for several monthsBarkley in Chelsea’s squad for Brighton gameConte refuses to comment on reports linking Blues with Džeko and Crouchlast_img read more

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QPR boss explains decision not to include Cameron against Watford

first_imgSee also:West Ham striker Hugill set for QPR medicalQPR complete signings of Kane and PughFulham injury worries, Hugill watches QPR lose, Bees beatenQPR end their pursuit of JudgeQPR line up two more signings and further exitsQPR complete signing of Hugill on loanQPR consider making improved offer for McKennaWallace close to return from injury – Warburton Mark Warburton says he has no doubt leaving Geoff Cameron out of the squad for QPR’s friendly against Watford was the correct decision.Cameron, who spent last season on loan with the R’s from Stoke, completed his move to Loftus Road last week – West London Sport revealed in March that he was being lined up for a permanent transfer.Rangers initially planned to include him against Watford but he instead featured in an Under-23 match along with Massimo Luongo, whom the club are looking to sell, and recent signing Conor Masterson.AdChoices广告Cameron gives manager Warburton options at centre-back and in midfield but had not played during pre-season and is therefore behind other players in terms of fitness.He would therefore have only featured as a substitute in the Watford game.“He played for the Under-23s and got some really good minutes under his belt,” Warburton explained.“He could have played on Saturday and got 10 minutes or get good minutes for the Under-23s. I’m delighted he did.”Warburton also expects Rangers to make one more summer signing after the deal to bring in striker Jordan Hugill from West Ham is confirmed.Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Everton could sign player in January window, target ‘shaking’ things at…

first_imgAs Yacine Brahimi’s contract situation with Porto seems to be bothering the Portuguese club, it looks like Everton are one of the sides who could sign him in the January market. It’s newspaper Correio da Manhã who brings this story today, claiming that the winger is ‘shaking’ things at the club as no one knows what will happen to him next month.Brahimi’s contract expires in June, which makes him available to sign a pre-contract with a new club in the January market.As Porto are currently fighting for all the tournaments they’re in, which are the Portuguese League, the Champions League, the Portuguese Cup and the League Cup, they don’t want to lose such an important star.Embed from Getty ImagesThat’s why president Pinto da Costa is not selling Brahimi for less than €40m, which is his release clause, for now. And the interested clubs, which are said to be Milan, Roma, Everton and Fenerbahce, don’t want to spend that much on a player who will soon be a free agent.In case Porto decide to make him available, then they will have to do it for €15m or €20m. That’s how the interested sides would come, but the Dragons must first think if it’s worth selling a guy who has five goals and five assists this season.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 GameUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoCNBC InternationalHere’s How Big Businesses in Singapore Are Managing the Impact of COVID-19.CNBC InternationalUndoPerfect-Dating.comReveal Tung Chung As The Best City to Date for Love & RomancePerfect-Dating.comUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.comUndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoTheTopFiveVPNEnjoy Netflix Now Without Any RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPNUndo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Undolast_img read more

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Reifer, Haynes are interim head coach, selection chairman respectively

first_imgST JOHN’S, Antigua, CMC – Cricket West Indies has started to chart a new course for the coaching and selection of the West Indies team with the appointments of Floyd Reifer and Robert Haynes to interim positions of head coach and chairman of its selection panel respectively, new president Ricky Skerritt said yesterday. The widely-expected appointments of Reifer and Haynes followed a CWI board meeting on Tuesday. The two are expected to remain in the roles through the upcoming ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 England & Wales and the Windies’ home series against India in July/August.As a result, Richard Pybus, who held the position of interim head coach for the team’s recent, highly-successful home series against England, is to return to his substantive role of high performance director, and the previous selection panel, headed by Courtney Browne, will be replaced.“In order to achieve a renewed sense of purpose and excellence, difficult choices and challenging decisions have to be made, and have been made,” said Skerritt during a media conference at the Coolidge Cricket Ground.Robert Haynes “The changes that we have triggered this week are, therefore, more than a simple change in personnel or a shake-up among the ranks. This is a calculated, strategic move designed to reignite the passion for our culture – a West Indies cricket culture that is being put back where it belongs at the very centre.”The moves come mere weeks after Skerritt and new vice president Dr Kishore Shallow were swept to power, aiming to put “cricket first”, and embarking on a new and less contentious path for the regional governing body, than when it was under the stewardship of their predecessors, Dave Cameron and Emmanuel Nanthan.Reifer, a former Barbados and West Indies captain, is the long-standing head coach of the Combined Campuses & Colleges Marooners which won the CWI’s Super50 Cup One-day competition last October. He held a previous interim role with the Windies team on the tour of Bangladesh last year, following the departure of previous full-time head coach Stuart Law for greener pastures with Middlesex in England.Reifer had emerged as a leading candidate for the position ahead of others, including former Windies star opener Desmond Haynes, Women’s head coach Hendy Springer and former bowling coach Roddy Estwick, among others, after he guided West Indies “A” to a notable series victory over England “A” two years ago in the Caribbean.CRICKET FIRST Skerritt said the decision to effect the change in the head coaching position was rooted in one of the 10 points of the “cricket first” plan – the utilisation of West Indian professional over foreign experience.“It was not by accident that this policy resonated so strongly during our election campaign and in the past few days culminating in our board meeting this past Tuesday,” he said. “We have consulted with many on this subject and listened carefully to most.“While we may have had some differences in opinion, we all could agree that the move to promote the best coaches of our region is in the vital interest of West Indies cricket and the senior men’s team and their preparations for the upcoming World Cup. I can tell you first-hand that participating in a World Cup is a career-defining experience for West Indies players and support staff.” The former Windies manager said: “We, therefore, believe it is strategic and more beneficial for a West Indian coach with the proven skill-sets to have this exposure at CWI’s expense, rather than a foreign coach. Our West Indian first policy is no disrespect to foreign coaches. On Tuesday, our board set a new standard of not less than four out of every five members of the coaching and support staff should be of West Indian origin.“This enables us to continue to have international participants still working for CWI in areas where there is no one of equal quality available in the Caribbean, but wherever there are foreign coaches assisting, we will be undertaking a clear succession plan for a local replacement. Developing and exposing regional expertise in coaching is a high priority for us.”Haynes, a former Jamaica and West Indies leg-spinner, returns to the selection panel after he previously served under the chairmanship of Clyde Butts.   He would have gotten a close-up view of some regional players, after he was appointed head coach of the Jamaica Scorpions during the West Indies Championship which ended last month.“We are pleased to confirm that we have terminated the old embedded selection policy which secretly and actively victimised some players and banished them from selection consideration,” Skerritt said. “To ensure that our new all-inclusive selection policy be implemented immediately and effectively, we have also found it necessary to make some personnel adjustments.”Haynes, Reifer and team captain Jason Holder, currently playing for Northamptonshire in the English County Championship, will form the selection panel for the Windies team that will take part in a One-day International series next month in Ireland, ahead of the World Cup.Skeritt said Dr Shallow will head a task force to undertake a comprehensive review of the system of selection which is expected to be completed in the next three months. 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Dijon Dash Enyeama’s Hopes of Returning to Competitive Football

first_imgFormer Super Eagles captain Vincent Enyeama will have to remain without a club after his purported move to French Ligue 1 side Dijon FCO.Busybuddies had earlier reported that the former Lille shot-stopper was undergoing trials with Les Rouges in a bid to return to competitive football.Enyeama had been released by his former side in August 2018 after returning from an injury he suffered in April. He has been inactive for more than a year.Despite the setback, the 36-year-old is not ready to call it quits and even went on his official Instagram page to thank Dijon for giving him the opportunity to try out with the team.Meanwhile, Dijon are still in search for a goalkeeper after the departure of Bobby Allain whose contract ended after the 2018/2019 season. Relatedlast_img read more

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Off-duty officers at the Las Vegas music festival went into line of fire: Officers’ representative

first_imgABC News(LAS VEGAS) — Two off-duty sheriff’s deputies from California who were at a country music festival in Las Vegas when shots rang out ran into the line of fire to help save people, the president of the officers’ union said.“They went back out where the gunfire was,” after taking the wife of one of the officers and the girlfriend of the other to safety in the stage area, Tom Dominguez, head of the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs in Orange County, California, told ABC News.One of the deputies is now in a hospital recovering after being shot in the abdomen and thigh Dominguez said.Law enforcement officers both on and off duty were among the hundreds of victims of the shooting Sunday night on the Las Vegas Strip that killed at least 58 people and wounded more than 500. Shooting suspect Stephen Paddock, 64, of Mesquite, Nevada, opened fire from the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino, police said. The suspect killed himself by the time officers reached him.An on-duty officer from the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department died in the massacre and two off-duty officers from that department were injured, Clark County Sheriff Joe Lombardo confirmed Monday. Related We are sadden to report that one of the deceased from Sunday night’s shooting, was an off-duty #LVMPD police officer. #LVMPDnews— LVMPD (@LVMPD) October 2, 2017“It’s a devastating time,” Lombardo told The Los Angeles Times.Also among the injured was an officer from Bakersfield, California, who was “was struck in the hip with a round,” Bakersfield Police Department Lt. Jeff Burdick told ABC News. He is recovering in a hospital, Burdick said.Dominguez said about 20 officers from Orange County went to the festival.Two, who are partners “were standing next to each other when the gunfire erupted and they grabbed their wife and girlfriend and headed for the stage,” said Dominguez. “They take these two ladies and dive for cover under the stage.”The deputies then went back out into the melee to help people, Dominguez said.“They see people are being shot and they decide to go back out and drag people to cover — some of the injured,” he said. “They went back out where the gunfire was and one member was shot.”The injured Orange County sheriff’s deputy is in his 30s and has been an officer for 8 or 9 years, Dominguez said, adding that he spoke to the officer as he recovers in the hospital.“He did say this was ‘life-changing,’” Dominguez said. “It was very obvious to me they experienced something very intense and something that had a tremendous impact on them.”Dominguez added that two of the women with the group of officers were also wounded.The Orange County deputies’ trip to the festival was supposed to be about “having fun” and “getting away from it all,” Dominguez said.“You don’t go there expecting to have somebody firing an automatic weapon on you, and you don’t expect to see people dying in front of you,” he said.But, he said, “You’re really never off-duty.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMaticolast_img read more

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