The Latest: Brooklyn Nets players now symptom-free of virus

first_img___The R&A is postponing three amateur golf championships scheduled for June, including the Curtis Cup.The Curtis Cup was to be played June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales. The R&A and USGA say the matches for female amateurs from the U.S. against a team from Britain and Ireland will move to 2021. The dates were not decided.The R&A says the British Amateur and the British Women’s Amateur will move from June to August, but that depends on the status of the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.K.The British Amateur had been scheduled for June 15-20 at Royal Birkdale. The British Women’s Amateur was to be played June 23-27 at Kilmarnock on the west coast of Scotland. Third-division club Uerdingen hopes to virtually sell out its 34,500-capacity Grotenburg Stadium in Krefeld with the offer of souvenir tickets for fans.Tickets start at 5 euros ($5.46) and go all the way to 19.05 euros ($20.80) for VIP tickets. The club says “panic buying for friends and family is definitely allowed.”It’s the only time that Uerdingen will sell tickets for the Grotenburg Stadium this season. Its home arena is being rebuilt so the club has been playing home matches at the ground of nearby Fortuna Düsseldorf.Uerdingen was one of the powerhouses of German soccer in the 1980s with a best finish of third place in the Bundesliga and a run to the semifinals of the Cup Winners’ Cup in 1986. More recently it has dropped as low as the sixth division.The club hasn’t played a game since March 8 because of the virus outbreak. The Curtis Cup captains, Sarah Ingram of the U.S. and Elaine Ratcliffe for GB&I, will remain for the 2021 matches. The teams had not been decided. Players were to have been selected later this month.___Soccer fans from two clubs in Belarus say they will stop going to games because of the coronavirus.A leading fan group at Neman Grodno says its members will stop attending games and they have urged supporters for other teams to do the same.The fans have called on the national soccer federation to “draw on some courage and stop the Belarusian championship, as the rest of the world has done.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Brooklyn Nets general manager Sean Marks says the four players who tested positive for the new coronavirus have completed their two weeks of isolation and are now symptom-free. The Nets announced on March 17 that four players had tested positive, with Kevin Durant telling The Athletic he was among them.Marks said during a conference call Wednesday that all have now been cleared, along with the team’s entire traveling party. He said all are still practicing social distancing.Brooklyn’s most recent game was March 10 in Los Angeles. All Nets players were then tested, and the team said one player showed symptoms and the other three were asymptomatic.___France’s national institute of sport is helping with the needs of caregivers and homeless people during the coronavirus pandemic. The Premier League, English Football League and Football Association say in a joint statement there will be play “only when it is safe to do so.”They say clubs and supporters have a role to play in the meantime “in supporting the government’s guidance and ensuring community strength and solidarity.”The most recent update from soccer authorities said there will be no play until April 30 at the earliest.___A hockey team and a soccer club in Russia face being removed from their leagues after government financial support was diverted to fight the coronavirus. April 1, 2020 ___Wimbledon has been canceled for the first time since World War II because of the coronavirus pandemic.The All England Club announced after an emergency meeting that the oldest Grand Slam tournament in tennis would not be held in 2020.Wimbledon was scheduled to be played on the outskirts of London from June 29 to July 12.It now joins the growing list of sports events scrapped in 2020 because of the COVID-19 outbreak. That includes the Tokyo Olympics, the NCAA men’s and women’s college basketball tournaments and the European soccer championship.The last time Wimbledon was called off was 1945.___Major League Baseball has canceled a two-game series in London between the Chicago Cubs and the St. Louis Cardinals because of the coronavirus pandemic.The teams had been scheduled to play at Olympic Stadium on June 13 and 14. The Olympic flame will be on display until the end of April in Japan’s northeastern prefecture of Fukushima.Tokyo Olympic and prefecture officials held an official “handover ceremony”on Wednesday at the J-Village National Training Center in Fukushima.The public will have limited access to view the flame, and organizers hope to limit the crowd size because of restrictions in place for the coronavirus.The flame arrived in Japan from Greece on March 20 and the torch relay was to have started last week from Fukushima. The flame has remained in the prefecture with Wednesday’s event merely ceremonial.The Fukushima prefecture is the region of Japan that was devastated in 2011 by an earthquake, tsunami, and the subsequent meltdown of three nuclear reactors. The playoffs will decide the last four places in the 24-nation lineup for the postponed European Championship.The decision was made in a conference call with officials from the 55 UEFA member federations.UEFA says “all other UEFA competition matches, including the centralized international friendly matches, remain postponed until further notice.”___A German soccer club is raising funds amid the coronavirus pandemic by selling tickets for a fictional game. The sports ministry in the far eastern region of Primorsky Krai says it sees no point in funding player contracts for another season if it’s not clear when competitions will resume. It wants the Admiral Vladivostok hockey club to drop out of the Kontinental Hockey League and the Luch Vladivostok soccer team to drop down two divisions into the amateur leagues.The ministry says regional funding earmarked for professional sports will instead go into an anti-coronavirus fund.Many Russian sports team rely heavily on regional governments and state-owned companies for much of their funding. Primorsky Krai is the first region to impose such drastic cuts.All major sporting events in Russia are currently suspended.___ The Paris-based INSEP will lodge nursing staff coming far from their homes to assist medical teams in the city.INSEP and other sporting establishments in France will also receive sick people who are no longer in serious condition but need their health monitored in an effort to free up hospital beds.INSEP will receive about 100 people from homeless shelters.Also, 69 rooms at INSEP are at the disposal of France Horizon, which helps families, homeless people, migrants, refugees and people who are isolated.French sports minister Roxana Maracineanu says “the only way through this crisis is to stay united.” ___Premier League club Bournemouth says manager Eddie Howe has taken a voluntary pay cut during the coronavirus outbreak.It is the first top-flight team to announce such a measure by its coach.Bournemouth said Howe’s pay cut was “significant,” without disclosing exact figures. Key members of his backroom staff as well as club chief executive Neill Blake will also have their salaries reduced.Bournemouth says it has also advised a number of staff across all areas of the club that they will be furloughed “to safeguard the financial stability of the club during what is such an uncertain period.” Associated Press Fans of Shakhter Soligorsk have also said they will stop going to games “until the epidemiological situation allows us to return to the stands.” But they stopped short of calling for the season to be suspended.Belarus is the only nation in Europe still hosting professional soccer games with fans in the stadium.International players’ union FIFPro says players in Belarus have reached out with concerns about playing during the coronavirus pandemic.___English soccer authorities say there are “no quick answers” to the question of when play can resume following the coronavirus outbreak. Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred made the announcement in a memorandum send to MLB employees. MLB said on March 19 that it had scrapped series in Mexico City and San Juan, Puerto Rico.MLB played in Europe for the first time last June when the New York Yankees swept a pair of games from the Boston Red Sox in London.___UEFA has postponed the Euro 2020 playoffs for the second time because of the coronavirus pandemic.The games were originally scheduled for March 26-31 and have now lost their June 4-9 dates. Olympic officials have postponed the Tokyo Games until next year with the opening now set for July 23, 2021.___More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Brooklyn Nets players now symptom-free of viruslast_img read more

Basketball fan seeks Pink Boots

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Chris Kent is a madman – or a hopeless romantic.On the one hand, the Syracuse men’s basketball fan obsesses over a woman he talked to, off-handedly, twice. He’s 43. She’s … maybe 20? He doesn’t even know her name. All he knows is she wore pink boots the only time he saw her.Then again, his feelings are visceral. He’s considering driving over from Rochester to the Syracuse campus, hoping he runs into the girl of his dreams. He just wants to talk to her, find out her name. He hesitates calling this a crush. He’s not one for karma, but there’s something profound about this.‘I’ve been married,’ Kent says,’ and I never felt this way about my wife.’Chris Kent is something all right. He’s a Rochester-native divorcee with children. He attended the Syracuse-Providence game on Feb. 26, Senior Day, and sat next to a woman. For over a week after the game, he placed an ad in this paper requesting that the pink-booted vixen get in touch with him.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSo far, he’s gotten no responses.So which is it? Is Kent the most romantic man in Upstate New York? Or is he the biggest creep since TLC released their single?Even he doesn’t know.It probably depends on the outcome. Pink Boots and Kent could reunite and fall deeply in love. Or, after reading this, she could enter the Witness Protection Program.‘I hope you don’t think I’m some kind of weirdo,’ Kent says. ‘I’m certain there are (people who think that). … Some people could read this and think, ‘This guy could be a whacko.’ But this is really out of character for me. I’m really a shy, reserved kind of guy.’So reserved, he withheld talking to the woman of his desire. Since Kent ruminates through that fateful day endlessly, let’s run through it, too, Feb. 26.At 9 a.m., a languid Kent shuddered into consciousness as his telephone rang. His brother asked him if he’d like to go to the Syracuse-Providence game, scheduled for later that day.Longing to attend a game this season, Kent agreed. Considering traffic and the noon start, the brothers arrived just as the crowd ended its opening-game clap.As he shuffled into his seat, he passed by a nubile darling.‘Immediately, I felt something,’ he says.He would be sitting next to this lovely lady all game.Twice in the course of their ensuing venture did the two interact. Kent, an inspired fan, jumped from his seat at one emotional moment, fortuitously knocking his keys against the lady.He apologized. She smiled forgivingly. His first interaction with Pink Boots ended.As the game dragged on, he dared himself to speak to her. Through his mind raced potential inquiries. What’s your major? Do you come to many games?‘There was some eye contact,’ Kent says, ‘but not much. I don’t know. I don’t know if she’s interested or not.’Instead, the reticent elder withheld, figuring these feelings would pass once the game ended and his life resumed.Soon, the game did end. As Pink Boots started exiting, her escape was blocked by other slow-moving fans clogging the aisle. Kent noticed an opportunity.Stepping onto the bleachers, he spoke.‘Here you go,’ he said, directing the woman to the other side, where an easier escape path presented itself.Within seconds, she left. His feelings lingered.Even today, Kent’s passion runs deep. In the ensuing 25 days, Kent’s life has been consumed by reuniting with Pink Boots. He considered his options. He tried rationalizing this silly crush out of his head. He tried to reason with himself.His youngest son, with him at the game, told Kent they were on the Jumbotron. So Kent devoted his time to tracking down a video. His search ended in vain.Clearly, though, forgetting this woman wasn’t an option.As Pink Boots continued running through his mind, Kent consulted companions across a broad age range. They all suggested he pursue it, considering he felt so strongly.Soon after, he devised the idea of placing his ad.Still without a response, he is considering coming back to SU soon. (He’s off work Thursday), hanging around Marshall Street and praying she passes him.‘I’d definitely recognize her,’ Kent says. ‘If I never see her again, I’ll carry around that image in my head for the rest of my life.’And if Kent runs into her?‘I think I would probably stammer out a hello,’ he says, ‘and ask her if she remembered me. And ask if I could talk to her. I don’t know. I guess I’d have to read her reaction.‘I’m willing to risk looking foolish, which isn’t something I’m usually willing to do, to find out what her name is. That’s my biggest query right now.So Pink Boots, if you’re out there, Chris Kent wants you to know something.‘Please help,’ he says. ‘Don’t be shy. I’m not a weirdo.’Scott Lieber is a junior magazine major. E-mail him at Published on March 21, 2005 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Commentslast_img read more

Burriss quickly adapts to Syracuse hockey with speed, coachability

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Before Alysha Burriss even played in her first game with Syracuse, she was already placed at left wing on the second line and given a position on one of the team’s power play units.“You get that opportunity from the coaches early on and it’s up to the athlete to make or break that situation,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said. “It’s either, ‘I’m going to do good things and stay on this line or stay on the power play’ or ‘if I’m not successful, they’re probably going to have me on the third or fourth line.’”Fourteen games into the season, Burriss has made the most of the opportunity.She is tied for third on the team in points with four goals and five assists. Her three goals in four conference games lead the team and she’s recorded a point in each of SU’s (3-6-5, 2-3-1 College Hockey America) last five games.While Flanagan attributes Burriss’ early success to her vision and instincts, her teammates credit her speed and drive.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We knew particularly with Burriss, she had a real good line mate that they scored a ton of points last year in the (Provincial Women’s Hockey League), it’s U-19 hockey,” Flanagan said. “So, she got a lot of assists just by making smart plays and she scored her share of goals.”Last year, Burriss scored 51 points in 36 games for the Durham West Junior Lighting, but she wasn’t sure how effective she would be in her first collegiate season.It only took her two games to earn her first assist and three to net her first goal.Burriss is pretty good at listening to advice, but sometimes has to be told the same thing a few times, junior defender Nicole Renault said. Flanagan said she’s very coachable and is good at taking constructive criticism.“After the game we’ll watch some clips and we’ll kind of point out, ‘Should’ve done this instead,’ or after a shift I’ll come off and they’ll be like, ‘See when you did that, you should have done this instead,’” Burriss said of her coaches pointing out flaws in her defensive zone coverage.One of Burriss’ biggest assets is her innate ability to see the ice, Flanagan said — something players frequently struggle with.In the final seconds of an Oct. 19 draw with Connecticut, Burriss saw forward Jessica Sibley crashing toward the goal. Burriss sent the puck toward Sibley, who tipped it into the net and tied the game with .1 seconds remaining.Sibley and Renault said Burriss’ speed helps her get open for passes and she gets to loose pucks.In a tie with Northwestern on Oct. 10, Burriss beat two opponents to a loose puck in front of the net and buried it for Syracuse’s only goal of the game.“She’s always moving, trying to get open,” Sibley said. “She wants the puck. She wants to score.”But Burriss said because of the speed of the game and the physical strength of the players, she has to be smarter and quicker with the puck than she’s used to. She can’t skate through an entire team anymore.“I’ve been doing OK, I think,” Burriss said. “I think I can do more sometimes or I can do better. I’m still learning a lot. I’m new at this.”Jack Rose,, staff writer, contributed reporting to this article. Comments Published on November 19, 2014 at 12:08 am Contact Jon: | @jmettuslast_img read more

Liz Sack’s 2 goals carries Syracuse to 1st-round NCAA tournament win

first_img Published on November 14, 2015 at 2:45 pm Contact Liam: Roos Weers had her eyes affixed far up field as she corralled the ball just over midfield. She rocked her stick back and passed the ball through the bleak, wet weather conditions to teammate Liz Sack. Massachusetts’s Izzie Delario reached her stick out to intercept Weers’ pass and immediately charged up field.Visibly exasperated, Weers let out a frustrated shout and turned around in pursuit of the otherwise unchallenged Delario. Goalkeeper Jess Jecko charged from her spot in the cage to confront Delario, who wound up to shoot.Jecko kicked out with her left leg and made a save to erase what could have been a costly Syracuse mistake while trying to find Sack.“The movement above the ball needed to be better,” said Syracuse head coach Ange Bradley. “We forced things that weren’t there yet.”But in the second half, Sack registered two shots on goal and converted both to lead top-seeded, No. 2 Syracuse (18-1, 6-0 Atlantic Coast) past No. 20 UMass (12-9, 5-3 Atlantic 10), 4-2, in its first-round game of the NCAA tournament Saturday at J.S. Coyne Stadium. The Orange scored three goals in about a ten-minute span and within the first 17 minutes of the second-half and changed the course of what had been a 1-0 game at halftime.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It was important to get one in, especially in the first few minutes (of the second half) because it did change the tempo of the game,” Sack said. “… It was nice to see some result happen.”Sack made just her fifth start of the season Saturday, all five coming within the season’s last seven games. The junior forward managed to put a lot of touches on the ball within the circle to generate countless opportunities for the Orange, particularly in the second half.SU totaled 17 second-half shots and any time Syracuse had possession in its offensive half, the team often found Sack passing, cutting to the cage and diving with an outstretched stick to put touches on the ball and create opportunities.Alma Fenne dribbled into the circle from just above the top of the arc, and delivered a strike toward UMass’ goalkeeper Sam Carlino, who blocked the shot by jolting to the right post. Sack collected the rebound and, with pinpoint accuracy, flipped the ball into the left side of the goal before Carlino could recover.“It’s the best way to come out into the second half,” said forward Emma Russell. “It shifted the momentum and we went from there.”Laura Hurff stood tall at the top of the circle and fed the ball across the circle to Sack who was by the right side of the goal. She stuck her stick out and tipped the ball up and in, past Carlino for her fifth goal of the season.Sack simply thought she was in the right place at the right time. She didn’t think she got her stick on the pass, but cutting to receive Hurff’s pass gave Syracuse its fourth goal it would later need as UMass stormed back with two late goals.“I don’t think I touched that, but I’ll take the statistic,” Sack said. “The defender touched it.”Bradley substituted Russell for Sack with 14:53 remaining in the second half, the longer of two stints she spent on the sideline after the pair of goals. Her facial expression didn’t convey any semblance of emotion as teammates congratulated her.But when time expired, Sack was the first player from the bench to sprint onto the field. She shed her sideline jacket to jump and embrace goalkeeper Jess Jecko.“It’s important (we) keeps things normal,” Sack said, “because it’s easy to look forward to the next game that you’re not even at yet.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

SU looking for balance between improving serves, resting injured players

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 24, 2018 at 10:16 pm Contact Andrew: | @CraneAndrew During warmups before an Oct. 12 game against Miami, there was something different about Syracuse’s Santita Ebangwese. The senior was energetic as usual, dancing to “Titanium” by David Guetta and air guitaring to “Thunderstruck” by AC/DC, but her right thigh and hip were wrapped tight with athletic tape.“I don’t even think about it when I’m playing,” she said. “They aren’t serious at all.”A week later against North Carolina, it was Aliah Bowllan who was injured. Head coach Leonid Yelin made a last-minute decision to sit SU’s libero to rest her elbow, he said. Her one-game absence turned into two when she missed Sunday’s game against North Carolina State. The injuries are beginning to accumulate for the Orange.After reaching the halfway point of conference play last weekend, Syracuse (12-6, 8-2 Atlantic Coast) finds itself fourth in the ACC. Its conference winning percentage of .800 through the first half of ACC play is its best since joining in 2013. In order for SU to continue winning, its injured players need to return and stay healthy. The Orange want to improve their serves and digs, and finding the right balance between rest and practice while injured, associate head coach Erin Little said, is the key.“I think every athlete understands that you’re never going to be 100 percent,” she said. “Every athlete deals with little pains, and it’s just part of being an athlete.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt the beginning of the season, redshirt senior Christina Oyawale missed seven games with an ankle injury. Bowllan has now missed two because of her elbow. Ebangwese hasn’t missed any, but is still hindered by her thigh and hip.Ensuring that Syracuse’s players are eating healthy and getting enough sleep, among other treatments, helps the Orange practice through injuries, Little said. The Orange’s post game meal oftentimes includes containers of fruit.“We do still need to get reps in practice, and it’s all about management,” Little said. “I think they’ve learned how to balance the lifestyle of being a student-athlete.”Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorDuring the second half of ACC play, the Orange will spend a lot of time on in-game situations, searching for how they “click” together, Little said. At this point in the season, it’s expected that all of the basic skills are proficient. Now that SU’s figuring out, Little said, “can we use that skill?”On offense, the serve needs consistency. Little said the ratio of service errors to aces should be 1-to-1. Syracuse holds nearly a 2-to-1 ratio, though, with 151 service errors compared to 78 aces. Little called the serving “hit or miss.”On Sunday, the Orange had six aces, their second most of the season. They also had five service errors. Even though Yelin wants to keep the number down, he understands that SU can’t lay off the aggressive serve in fear of errors.“It was inconsistent,” Yelin said after the win over NC State. “We should be more consistent on the tough serve. We have to risk, but (it’s) different because there’s a stupid risk and a smart risk.”For the Orange to achieve their goal of playing in the NCAA tournament when December rolls around, they need to find the right balance between improving and resting their injured players.It involves a lot of athletic tape, rest, healthy foods and work in practice.“We’re just trying to perfect the things that we need to perfect,” Trotter said. “The things that aren’t clicking, that’s what we’re trying to fix.” Commentslast_img read more

Pooja wins silver; Sajan aims for bronze at U-23 World Championships

first_img 10 months ago Pooja Bhatt: 4 movies that made fans appreciate her acting skills WE RECOMMEND 11 months ago ‘Thalapathy 64’: Vijay-starrer goes on floors with pooja, cast attends Suman Ray 10 months ago Pooja Bhatt: Taking a look at the director’s filmy family tree COMMENT FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TVcenter_img Written By WATCH US LIVE Pooja Gehlot (53kg) won India’s second silver medal from the Under-23 World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Friday after going down 0-2 to Japan’s 2017 world champion Haruna Okuno. Gehlot emulated freestyle expert Ravinder (61kg)’s feat, who also won a silver medal earlier this week.READ | Pooja Gehlot In 53kg Final Of Under-23 World Wrestling ChampionshipSanjay Bhanwal fights for bronzeMeanwhile, three-time World Junior Wrestling Championships medallist Sajan Bhanwal (77kg) lost a close semi-final bout 4-5 to Japan’s Kodai Sakuraba. He will now fight for the bronze on Saturday. A terrific Bhanwal had earlier blanked Jesse Alexander Porter 6-0 in the qualifiers to move into the pre-quarter-finals, where he notched up a 3-1 win over Azerbaijan’s Tunjay Vazirzade. The unstoppable Bhanwal, one of the best Greco-Roman talents to have emerged from India, then rushed into the semi-finals on the back of a strong 6-2 win over Per Albin Olofsson of Sweden. Among some of the other Greco-Roman results, Arjun Halakurki entered repechage even after his good run in 55kg came to an end in the quarter-finals when he narrowly went down 12-14 to Emin Narimanovitch Sefershaev of Russia.READ | Ulyas To Run 250 Km Ultra Marathon World Championship In FranceHalakurki gets another chanceBut with the Russian making it to the summit showdown, Halakurki got another chance. Earlier he had beaten Giovanni Freni of Italy 13-9 in the qualifiers and Sebastian Kolompar of Serbia 9-0 in the pre-quarter-finals. Sunil Kumar advanced from the 87kg qualifiers to the pre-quarter-finals by sheer dint of his 7-2 victory over Algeria’s Sid Azara. In the next round, he was shown the door by Ukraine’s Semen Novikov in a 0-8 loss.In 63kg, Ranjeet had it tough against top seed Slavik Galstyan and went down 0-8 in his opening bout. In 130kg, Deepak Poonia could not make much of an impact and succumbed to a 1-6 defeat at the hands of USA’s David Tate Orndorff in the qualification round.READ | Manju Rani Speaks To Republic After World Championship SilverREAD | Manju Rani Rewrites History With A Silver On World Championship Debut First Published: 2nd November, 2019 00:15 IST Last Updated: 2nd November, 2019 00:15 IST Pooja Wins Silver; Sajan Aims For Bronze At U-23 World Championships Pooja Gehlot won India’s second silver medal from the Under-23 World Championships 2019 in Budapest, Hungary on Friday after going down to Japanese Haruna Okuno 10 months ago Sadak 2: Alia Bhatt’s picture gets intense caption from Pooja Bhatt 10 months ago Pooja Gehlot in 53kg final of Under-23 World Wrestling Championshiplast_img read more

Which Football Club in BiH was ranked the best at the end of 2016?

first_imgIn 2016, the FC Sarajevo was the best ranked BiH club on UEFA’s ranking.Sarajevo is on the 250th place with a coefficient of 5.300. Behind Sarajevo is Željezničar, on the 269th place with a coefficient of 4.800. Although neither of these teams performed on the European scene in the past season, they still have more points than all other BiH clubs.The failure to qualify for European championships certainly influenced the poorer ranking of the clubs in comparison with the year before, when both teams ended the season on higher positions than now. Both premier league clubs from Sarajevo cannot allow themselves not to qualify for the European competitions this year as well, because that would further influence the ranking at the end of the year.First on the list is Real Madrid, followed by Bayern and Barcelona. Complete list and ranking of clubs is available here.When it comes to other BiH clubs, Zrinjski is currently 300th (4.050), while Široki Brijeg is on the 318th place (3.550). Olimpic, Sloboda and Radnik have the identical coefficient of 1.550 and they are on the 409th place. These clubs played fewer matches than the other premier league clubs and therefore their coefficient is lower.(Source: read more

Rose Ladies Series: English amateur duo ride high again

first_img England Golf’s finest once again showed their calibre with Mimi Rhodes and Lily May Humphreys both finishing just a single shot shy of top spot at the latest Rose Ladies Series event.The England women’s squad players were the only two amateurs competing alongside 45 top pros at the Bearwood Lakes Golf Club in Berkshire.However, their ability to go toe-to-toe with some of the best professionals on the Ladies’ European Tour was once again proven with both women pushing hard for victory and only narrowly falling short in their mission.In the end, both Rhodes and Humphreys carded level par rounds of 72 to finish with four others in a tie for second.Georgia Hall was able to claim top spot with a one under par round of 71 – the only competitor in the field to break par on a tough day for scoring.Hall’s deserved victory apart, the undoubted highlights of the day involved the performances of the amateur duo – both still just 18 years old.Rhodes admitted nerves before her first appearance in the Rose Ladies Series at Brokenhurst Manor last month, but evidently the teenager has the game and the mentality to cope under pressure.Despite bogeying the first hole, the member from Burnham and Berrow Golf Club (pictured below) hit back with birdies at the fifth and 11th holes.The setback of a dropped shot at the 12th was soon mended with a neat two at the par three, 14th hole.At that stage, Rhodes and Humphreys were both tied for a share of the lead with former Women’s British Open winner and ex-England Golf international Hall.A further bogey at the 15th halted Rhodes’ momentum slightly,  but the 18-year-old was able to par her way home and fall  agonisingly just short of a play-off.Clearly, Humphreys also feels at ease in among the elite golfers from the LET.The Curtis Cup player finished in a tie for fourth spot in her previous outing in this series at Buckinghamshire Golf Club and was once again threatening the top of the leaderboard in Berkshire.A bogey at the opening hole was clawed back with a birdie at the par five 11th. The 13th proved unlucky for the Essex golfer, but another birdie at 17 allowed the England international to finish with a level par round of 72.The performance from Humphreys, a member at Stoke by Nayland, is the perfect preparation for her tilt at the English Women’s Amateur Championship.Humphreys (pictured above) won the event in 2017 and lost at the first play-off hole to Ellen Hume in the final last year. Her form going into next week makes her one of the favourites for the 2020 championship.Rhodes, though, is sure to prove a formidable opponent for all her rivals if her form of the summer continues into a big week at Woodhall Spa Golf Club.Next week’s Rose Ladies Series event takes place at The Shire Club as the tournaments hosted by England Golf ambassador Justin Rose and his wife Kate edge towards the three-stage finals in AugustFull scoring from today’s play available here 23 Jul 2020 Rose Ladies Series: English amateur duo ride high again Tags: Lily May Humphreys, Mimi Rhodes, Rose Ladies Serieslast_img read more

Getting Into Government

first_imgTINTON FALLS – A new generation of civic-minded young women got to spend a day last week with political veterans who want to show them how to start making an impact in the world.The event at Monmouth Regional High School was sponsored by the 12th annual Running and Winning conference sponsored by the American Association of University Women (AAUW) of Northern Monmouth County, the Junior League of Monmouth County, the Greater Red Bank League of Women Voters of New Jersey and the Red Bank Chapter of Hadassah.“Women are 51 percent of the population and their voices should be heard where decisions are made,” said Marian Wattenbarger of the AAUW, at the day-long, nonpartisan event that brought together about 60 female students from nine area high schools and female legislators and policy makers from the Two River area. “And I would say the events in the last few years have clearly raised interest.” By Jay Cook |  The conference zeroed in on educating young women about their meaningful voices and how they can make differences in their communities, said Linda Bricker, a member of the Junior League of Monmouth County.“To really affect change, sometimes you need to reach a point of becoming elected to a position to change laws,” she said. The best way to educate the younger generation, Wattenbarger found, has been to create a pipeline with current legislators, showcasing how women can be successful in politics.About 15 different female elected and appointed officials took turns meeting with the small groups of students during the morning session. The conversations ranged from issues in their towns or districts to their specific roads to elected office.Assemblywoman Serena DiMaso (R-13) took one of those unique paths. After moving to Holmdel in the early 1990s, she joined her local parent-teacher association and volunteered to be what she called “the cupcake lady.” She eventually worked her way up to the Holmdel Township Committee, then the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders and most recently, the State Assembly. Wattenbarger and other members from the Running and Winning steering committee admitted they were expecting a trend, especially considering the Parkland, Florida school shooting on Feb. 14 and the 19th anniversary of the Columbine High School Shooting the day after the conference on April 20.“This is a time in which there is clearly polarization in the country,” said Wattenbarger, “but we come together and are all committed to helping women find their voices.”Women legislators from the Two River area spoke with high school students about their paths to elected office. Some of the officials who attended were, from left to right, Fair Haven Councilwoman Susan Sorensen, Hazlet Deputy Mayor Sue Kiley, Monmouth County Surrogate Rosemarie Peters and Atlantic Highlands Mayor Rhonda Le Grice. Photo by Jay CookNEW JERSEY AND WOMEN LEGISLATORSNew Jersey has been one of the more progressive states for women involvement in politics over the last decade. Data from the Center for American Women and Politics at Rutgers University indicates the Garden State ranked 16th for the most female legislators at the state level: 29.2 percent of the state Legislature and Assembly is female.Both of New Jersey’s first two lieutenant governors are women – Kim Guadagno and Sheila Oliver – and female officials comprise a third of Gov. Phil Murphy’s 24-member cabinet. Additionally, 82 of the 566 municipalities in New Jersey, or 14.5 percent, are led by female mayors.While figures may be increasing compared to years past, many involved in the Running and Winning steering committee hope more women in Monmouth County step up.“We are intelligent, compassionate, organized and innovative,” said Sue Flynn, also of the Junior League of Monmouth County. “Having more women in leadership positions can only make our country and the world a better place.”center_img “They need to have a role model, somebody that has been there, done that, and is honest with them,” DiMaso said of her message to the young girls. “It’s not always easy. There are days the laundry doesn’t always get done or your dinner’s later than it should be and it’s OK. You’ll come out on the other end.”Involvement in the community is key, stressed Red Bank Borough Councilwoman Kathy Horgan. The longtime Democrat jumped right into volunteer work after moving there in 1999 and has not looked back.Horgan, the only female on Red Bank’s governing body, believes more women should take a chance and get involved in public policy.“What I want women to know is that they can make a difference,” said Horgan. “I know, that sounds trite, but it’s true. Women are nurturing, more willing to compromise and listen.”This article was first published in the April 26 – May 3, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times. High School Girls Encouraged To Consider Politics | And those young women got a taste of the action. After meeting female councilmembers, mayors and state assemblywomen, the girls broke off into 14 smaller groups to discuss changing specific policy important to them.They were tasked with petitioning a mock school board about an ongoing, concerning issue. The possible choices were about mental health issues in school, school safety, environmental issues and increasing inclusivity.The one topic that garnered the most attention – considering current national events – was mental health awareness in students. Eight groups focused on that issue.last_img read more