Former Masters champion Sergio Garcia, left, of Spain, speaks with Patrick Reed’s after his win at the Masters golf tournament Sunday, April 8, 2018, in Augusta, Ga. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson)AUGUSTA, Ga. — Patrick Reed got some laughs a few years back when he declared himself a top five player, with little on his resume to back it up.No one is laughing now.ADVERTISEMENT Loneliness of the long distance runners in North Korea Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC Had Spieth pulled it off it would have been the greatest comeback in Masters history, but he bogeyed his final hole for a 64 that was one shot off the course record.“I think I’ve proven to myself and to others that you never give up,” Spieth said. “I started the round nine shots back and I came out with the idea of just playing the golf course and having a lot of fun doing it and try to shoot a low round and finish the tournament strong and see what happens, if something crazy happens.”The 27-year-old Texan also survived a late move by Fowler, whose final hole birdie forced Reed to make par on No. 18 to win. He did just that, rolling a 25-foot putt down the scary slope on the final green, then calmly sinking the putt to win.“I knew it was going to be a dogfight,” Reed said. “It’s just a way of God basically saying, ‘Let’s see if you have it.’ Everyone knows you have it physically with the talent. But do you have it mentally? Can you handle the ups and downs throughout the round?”McIlroy, meanwhile, will have to wait another year for a shot at the career Grand Slam after his disappointing round.Trailing by three shots to start the final round, he closed to within one shot after two holes. That was as close as he came. McIlroy’s putter betrayed him — he missed four putts inside 10 feet on the front nine — and he was never a factor on the back nine. He closed with a 74 and tied for fifth.“Tough day, but I’ll be back,” McIlroy said. “And hopefully, I’ll be better.”Reed is old-school among his generation, with a brash attitude and a willingness to speak his mind. He has never been terribly popular in this state, mainly because of allegations of bad behavior while playing for Georgia that led to an early departure from the Bulldogs. He transferred to Augusta State and led the outmanned Jaguars to a pair of NCAA titles. His parents live in Augusta, but were not at the tournament. They weren’t at his wedding in 2012, a relationship Reed chooses not to discuss.“I’m just out here to play golf and try to win golf tournaments,” Reed said.He did both on Sunday on the biggest stage in golf. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Reed’s breakthrough win in the Masters didn’t officially move him into the top five — he’s now No. 11 in the world — but it certainly moved him into the conversation when the debate turns to major championships.As well it should, after Reed handled not only the golf course but the suffocating pressure of a Sunday at the Masters to win his first major. Playing in the same group as four-time major winner Rory McIlroy, he didn’t flinch even as Jordan Spieth and Rickie Fowler made late runs at him.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThe player known for a sometimes prickly attitude may have even won a few fans over in the process.They cheered for McIlroy on the first tee, certain that he was going to overcome a three-shot deficit and win his first green jacket. But it was Reed who got the final cheers when he calmly sank a 3-footer on the 18th green for a final round 71 to win by a shot over Fowler and two over Spieth. Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ LATEST STORIES “I walked up to the first tee and had a really welcoming cheer from the fans, but then when Rory walked up to the tee, you know, his cheer was a little louder,” Reed said. “But that’s another thing that just kind of played into my hand. Not only did it fuel my fire a little bit, but also, it just takes the pressure off of me and adds it back to him.”Known as “Captain America” for his play in the Ryder Cup, Reed added a far more important title: Masters champion. He did it by playing steady to protect a three-shot lead as some of the biggest names in golf tried to chase him down.And if he wasn’t exactly lacking for confidence before, winning the green jacket should give him even more of a strut.“He’s not scared. I think you guys have seen that previous from the Ryder Cups and the way he plays,” said Fowler, who closed with a 67. “He won’t back down. I don’t necessarily see him as someone that backs up and will let you come back into the tournament. You have to go catch him.”Only Spieth managed to do that on a cool but sunny afternoon on an Augusta National course that was giving up birdies in bunches. Spieth, who started the day nine strokes down, briefly drew into a tie for the lead with a long birdie putt on No. 16, but Reed birdied No. 14 behind him to retake the lead and held on for the win.ADVERTISEMENT Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil
Phivolcs: Slim probability of Taal Volcano caldera eruption Pumaren felt his players came into the game thinking the Red Warriors aren’t going to put up a fight and it showed as the Falcons found themselves behind in the second quarter.That’s when Pumaren sued for a timeout to remind his players about what’s in front of them.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“The problem was they thought it’s just going to be a walk in the park after watching UE’s game against UP thinking it’s gonna be easy,” Pumaren said after Adamson’s 90-76 victory.“I just reminded them during the huddle in the second half that you can probably think that way if we’re playing against only four guys but we’re still playing against five guys so we cannot take them lightly,” he added. “We cannot feel that they’re just going to give the game to us.” Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Fortunately for the Pumaren, the Falcons got their acts together midway through the second quarter behind Jerrick Ahanmisi’s hot hand.Ahanmisi took charge and scored eight straight points to spark a 17-4 blast.Then, it was Sean Manganti’s turn to lead Adamson in the third quarter en route to his best offensive game in the UAAP with 27 points. Ahanmisi finished with 17 points.“I guess they’re accepting their respective roles as leaders. Prior to the opening, I sat with them and I mentioned their roles. I told them the young guys will go with them so they have to lead not only by scoring but also by example,” Pumaren said of Ahanmisi and Manganti.“At least we were able to regroup and go back to our senses that we’re not that good to be thinking that way. We’re successful because we stay within the system, we play as a team and we defend as a team.”ADVERTISEMENT UAAP: Baltazar, Melecio lift La Salle over NU for 1st win LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew View comments Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Adamson beat University of the East convincingly but head coach Franz Pumaren expressed his displeasure with how the Falcons approached the game.ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award
The former President Pro Tempore of the Liberian Senate in the 52nd Legislature, Senator Cletus Segbe Wotorson, has described as regretful and disappointing some media statements that he does not believe in the existence of Ebola in Liberia.Speaking to our reporter Wednesday, the retiring Grand Kru County Senior Senator said: “I really would not have dignified the misconstruction of a statement that came out of the Senate discussion on the subject of Ebola; it was misconstrued and it is regretful and disappointing for a report to come out that Senator Wotorson doesn’t believe in Ebola.”The Chairman of Senate Committee on Lands, Mines and Energy said he believes and knows that Ebola is real and that it kills, and destroys an unprotected environment and unprotected people. He urged that the public not to harbor the mistake that Ebola is not real.“Considering my background, I am a natural scientist, my brother is a surgeon, my daughter is a nurse practitioner, another is a doctor; and my nieces are in sociology. For me to doubt that a virus such as Ebola that occurred in Central Africa that devastated lives of people entered our country and to make a joke that it is not serious, that is very disappointing, and that statement is a lie; it was never said by me.”As a manifestation of his belief in the existence of Ebola in Liberia, Senator Wotorson recalled that he voted for every motion proffered during plenary that was intended to fight the virus, including approval of a budget, closure of borders and declaration of a state of emergency.He then wondered how someone who doesn’t believe in the existence of Ebola can play such an active role in the full glare of Senate sessions.“I think people wanted to sensationalize, but that is their job and the public knows that is not true, and unfortunately some well-meaning people that I respect have made that the lynchpins of their discussions.”Senator Wotorson who is Liberia’s only geophysicist, further stated: “I know Ebola is real and it kills, it destroys an unprotected environment and unprotected people; so nobody should make a mistake that Ebola is not real. I am saying this for the benefit of my fellow Liberians who do not seem to follow the instructions that are ordered by our President and the Anti-Ebola Task Force.”He then thanked his Unity Party partisan President Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf for the urgent action she took in trying to design a strategy with Task Force for a containment program for the Ebola virus.He also extended thanks and appreciation to the international partners as well as Liberia’s partner African countries, and Liberians who have participated and continue to give their full support to the President.Sen. Wotorson agreed that the”misconstrued statement” might have done some damage, but was emphatic that it did not come from him.The Ebola virus, he emphasized, doesn’t tell a Legislature from an ordinary person. “Death doesn’t discriminate; all we have to do is protect ourselves and pray to God,” a prayerful Senator Wotorson noted. He congratulated health workers and nurses for what they are going through and empathized with their condition.“I just came through an ailment for which I was in intensive care for seven days; and some people pronounced me dead. So I know what it means when situations are challenging to the medical people. So we should stop criticism or blames; this not the time for the blame game, for it does not help and but only serves as a distraction. So let us support our leader who is co-chairing daily meetings.”He disclosed for the past several days, he has been carrying on a sensitization and awareness campaign among residents of the Parker Corner Community in Brewerville where he resides. “Right now I am in the process of distributing buckets to residents in my community to help us keep good hygiene; because if you don’t do that and you contract Ebola, you will die.”“So I am appealing to my fellow Liberians to please work with the President and the Task Force, cooperate with the implementers so that our country can come back to what it was before, so that we can move safely and stop the fear in this country that discourages investors and development.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)
Two brothers of the Rupununi, Region Nine (Upper Takutu-Upper Essequibo) appeared at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts before Magistrate Judy Latchman, charged separately for possession of narcotics.The duo – Nelson Gordon, 19 and Orinduik Gordon, 23, pleaded not guilty to the charges which stated that on July 6, 2016, Orinduik Gordon had in his possession 146 grams of cannabis for the purpose of trafficking and another six grams of the illicit drug in his possession.His younger brother, Nelson, also had in his possession six grams of cannabis.Nelson first pleaded guilty to the charge of possession of narcotics, but after Magistrate Latchman cautioned him that he could spend three to five years in prison once guilty of the offence, he changed his plea to not guilty.The unrepresented brothers were remanded to prison until July 11, 2016.
In an effort to curb garbage being dumped unwarrantedly in the environment, the United Minibus Union (UMU) has teamed up with the Communities Ministry to distribute 900 waste bins to bus drivers of 13 routes by August month-end.On Saturday, UMU President Eon Andrews told Guyana Times that the donation of the bins was made possible through negotiation with the Communities Ministry subsequent to the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the parties last month.“We are of the view that if Guyana does not up its standards, like having these bins in buses, we will be left behind, because remember tourism is increasing and there is first oil, so there is a lot of persons who may be here who are accustomed to a standard of living, especially in public transportation where you need to accommodate people,” he said.The UMU Head further explained that the bin distribution was not only because of the expected increase in tourism.“It’s not just because people are coming, we believe that Guyanese need to up their standards, up their living standards, the way they behave. You know this idea of just taking life for granted and just throwing things through windows.”He noted that a record was being kept of the buses which would have received the bins, so as to ensure accountability and transparency in the distribution process.In addition to this, Andrews said that the drivers receiving bins would be tasked with the responsibility of informing passengers that a garbage bin was present in the minibus, so that they could make use of it.On Friday, at least 105 bins were distributed to drivers in the Industry, Beterverwagting (BV) and Mahaica to Georgetown zones.The Union President has since vowed to ensure that the remaining zones receive the much-needed bins within a three-week period.According to him, both members and non-members of the Union will receive the bins.Andrews explained that the MoU signed between the Communities Ministry and the Union was undertaken to bring about a change of behaviour in the public towards the management of solid waste, through public awareness and community development activities.He nevertheless said that the Union would try as much as possible to monitor the usage of the bins in the minibuses.
Earlier on Ifpo eliminated Jack Boys by handing the Dadaab based side a 3-0 thrashing in the first-semi final.The last match of the day was an eye catching one with players from Al-Hayat displaying their skills in the presence of a sizeable crowd despite playing on a dusty ground and to make matters worse under a scotching sun.Sabri, a lethal winger deservedly sent Al-Hayat ahead seven minutes after kick-off after scoring a brilliant goal from a tight left angle, forcing the Jamia FC keeper, Ibrahim Siyad to punch the ball into his own net.The goal was coming after Al Hayat pressed Jamia on their box but lady luck was not on their side as they saw their efforts miss the target.Maalim Ibrahim could have handed Jamia the consolation in the 24th minute after dribbling past the Al-Hayat defence but fluffed the glorious chance, blazing over his shot.Mohammed Abdulahi came to Jamia’s rescue after clearing the ball on the line in the 40th minute but five minutes later Siyad completed his brace after scoring a sparkling goal from a solo effort.He had picked the ball from the midfield to dribble past Jamia players to smash the ball on the right wing.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue.NAIROBI, Kenya, Jan 6 – Al-Hayat from Wajir will battle it out with Ifpo from Garissa County in the final of the North Eastern Chapa Dimba Na Safaricom final after whipping Jamia from Mandera 2-1 in the second semi-final hosted at the Garissa University on Saturday.Ahmed Sabri produced the man of the match performance after notching a brace for a strong Al-Hayat side and ensure the Wajir based side qualify for the final that will be played on Sunday at the same venue.
Yann M’Vila Inter Milan have completed the signing of one-time Liverpool and Everton target Yann M’Vila on a season-long loan from Rubin Kazan.The 24-year-old France international, who was previously trailed by Arsenal and QPR during his time at French club Rennes, arrived in Italy last week to undergo his medical and started training with his new team-mates on Tuesday morning.Inter have the option to turn the deal permanent at the end of the season.M’Vila, who was pictured sitting with Liverpool supporters at Goodison Park last November, left Rennes to join Rubin Kazan in a £9.6m deal in January 2013. 1
Former Aston Villa coach Ray Wilkins has backed Jack Grealish to bounce back from his first-team exile, insisting the team will miss his match-winning talent.The 20-year-old has been banished to the club’s Under-21s side by manager Remi Garde after he was caught in a Manchester nightclub just hours after the Villans’ heavy defeat to Everton last weekend.Garde criticised the player for his ‘unprofessional behaviour’, and dropped Grealish from his squad ahead of Saturday’s crucial Premier League clash with Watford.But former coach Wilkins, who worked as Tim Sherwood’s assistant during his stay at Villa Park, insists the youngster has the ability to bounce back into first-team contention.Speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast, Wilkins said: “I know him very well and, believe me, he’s a really, really nice young man.“Tim had loads of chats with him and he was getting on the straight and narrow. He trained fantastically well.“The only thing I would say to Remi Garde is: try and find a solution.“This young man can play, he’s a footballer and somewhere along the line the manager is going to have to bring him back in.“The game against Watford is so big that he is the type of player who can produce something on the day. Obviously Remi isn’t going to use him, but I hope that doesn’t last for too long.“Jack will go back to the Under-21s and he’ll have his head between his legs, but he has the talent, the ability, to bounce back.”It’s not the first time Grealish has been reprimanded for his off the pitch antics, with incriminating pictures of the player from a wild holiday during the summer emerging online and in newspapers.The forward was hailed as a one of the Premier League’s brightest new stars following a string of impressive performances for the Villans last term, and Wilkins has issued a warning about the affects overhype can have on young players at the top level. “We always have to watch for that,” he added. “Like with Dele Alli at Tottenham. When he scored that goal at Wembley the other night, all of a sudden he’s the next Steven Gerrard or Frank Lampard. We have to stop all this.“Alli’s just started his career, give him a break! Let him evolve, let him develop, let him perform.“It’s the same with Jack. He’s a fantastic talent and that has to be handled the right way, and Remi obviously feels he’s doing it the right way.”
AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Apparently trying to exit at Anaheim Street, he crossed all lanes, traveled down the off-ramp and slammed into a concrete wall, Kim said. The man was not wearing a seat belt. His name was not immediately released pending notification of relatives. From staff reports A 44-year-old man was killed when his car slammed into a concrete wall on a Harbor (110) Freeway off-ramp in Wilmington, authorities said Wednesday. The Wilmington resident was pronounced dead at the scene of the 7:40 p.m. crash Tuesday on the Anaheim Street off-ramp, California Highway Patrol officer Peter Kim said. The crash occurred as the motorist traveled south on the freeway in the No. 1 lane. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!
GAEIL FHANADA CLUB NOTESGaeil Fhánada AGM will be held this Friday evening, January 8th at 7 p.m. in Rosnakill Resource Centre. All are welcome to attend. If you would like your opinion heard or discussed, this is the place to be, if you are a member please come along and have your vote/say. Only members are entitled to vote. All nominations for election should be submitted to our secretary by Thursday 12 noon at latest.Gaeil Fhánada Senior Presentation Night Will be held in Golf Club, Portsalon this Saturday night January 9th @ 8.30 p.m.All members, players and their families are welcome to attend. Finger food will be served.There is no cover charge but tickets for a draw will be on sale on the night to cover the cost.Presentations will be made on the night to our Senior Ladies and Men’s Player of the Year, Reserve Player of the Year, Most Improved Player of the Year and Young Player of the Year. Our Senior Ladies will also receive their medals for winningGaeil Fhánada Club Person of the Year will also be presented.For more details on €200 club pass please contact Fiona for further details.Don’t forget Gaeil Fhánada Club gear available now from Michael Murphy Sports!GAA NEWS: FANAD GAELS TO HOST AGM THIS FRIDAY was last modified: January 5th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalfanad gaelsGAA