All aboard for sailing festival

first_imgPatrickswell women get to the heart of the matter by Martha [email protected] up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up THE inaugural Pat Lawless Sail & Oar Festival took place on Sunday, June 8 on the majestic Shannon river in the heart of Limerick City. Iconic images of sailing vessels in front of King John’s Castle not seen in over 100 years were captured by several gifted photographers.The high point of the festival was the flotilla of boats led by “The Loon”, which is the boat that Pat Lawless sailed  around the world in 1996. It was the boat’s first time on Limerick waters skippered by his son Pat Lawless Junior.Pat Lawless (Jnr) spoke on behalf of the Lawless family, “I would like to thank all the people, that made the Pat Lawless Sail & Oar Festival the great day it was. The Foynes Yacht Club boats looked brilliant, sailing between the bridges, with the two Sea Scouts, gaff rigged boats, that made a great effort sailing down from Lough Derg, where my father once sailed”.He went onto pay tribute to his father and his family; “The Lawless family loved and were proud of my father, but it was also brilliant for my mother, and all of us that the day was so well supported, by so many lovely people.” TAGSBoatingCommunityfeaturedFlotillafull-imageRiver ShannonSailingThe Foynes Yacht Club Facebook Housing 37 Compulsory Purchase Orders issued as council takes action on derelict sites Twitter No vaccines in Limerick yet WhatsApp Linkedin NewsLocal NewsAll aboard for sailing festivalBy John Keogh – June 11, 2014 707 center_img RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Previous articleBody recovered from water of man who was swept awayNext articleKilmallock hosts history conference John Keogh Advertisement Unstoppable Sean shows that all things are possible Walk in Covid testing available in Limerick from Saturday 10th April Print Population of Mid West region increased by more than 3,000 in past year Emaillast_img read more

Football During a Pandemic Then and Now

first_imgAt the time, the Golden Tornadoes, played six games at Grant Field that season, coached by John Heisman of Heisman Trophy fame. Georgia Tech’s team, more commonly known as the Yellow Jackets, was coming off a 1917 season where they were generally regarded as the nation’s best.The photo is generating buzz online as football fans wonder what a 2020 season will look like with the coronavirus pandemic spreading nationwide. By most indications, the season will get underway as scheduled, for most teams, in early September. The NCAA gave teams and players the green light to begin workouts next month, though each school will decide what’s appropriate for its students. Precautionary measures including social distancing and protective face masks could be a part of the plan if and when stadiums open to the public. Whether or not the fans come is another matter. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is optimistic that the 2020 NFL season will go on as planned amid the coronavirus pandemic, and his current plan is that it will be with fans in the stands at Hard Rock Stadium.“I think there definitely will be a football season this year,” Ross said Tuesday during an interview with CNBC. “Real question is, will there be fans in the stadium? Right now — today — we’re planning to have fans in the stadium.”The NFL hasn’t made any firm decisions on whether to allow fans into stadiums during the 2020 season, but the league released its schedule earlier this month and plans to play its full 16-game slate on time, starting Sept. 10.“We all miss our sports,” Ross said. “The NFL, I think, will be ready to go. I know we’re all looking forward to it. I know I am.”But, lest history repeats itself. The Georgia Tech Alumni association posted a photo taken in its school’s stands in 1918 in which fans are wearing masks to protect themselves and each other from the Spanish Flu pandemic, which killed 650,000 Americans. The players wore helmets, not masks.In 1918 Georgia Tech played almost a complete football schedule during the Spanish Flu outbreak that killed more than 675,000 in the US. Coached by the legendary John Heisman, The Golden Tornadoes, played six games at Grant Field. :Andy McNeil, PP 01.— Georgia Tech Alumni (@gtalumni) May 13, 2020last_img read more

Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Hannah Golding, 15, on competing and enjoying golf at the top

first_img Hannah Golding, 15, has tasted golf at the top. As a winner in the 2017 Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy she played with Ryder Cup star Nicolas Colsaerts in the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports – and met Sergio Garcia and Charley Hull. Hannah, from Brocton Hall Golf Club, tells the story of her competitive journeyHow did you start golf?When I was seven, I had been to the range with my Dad and when the chance to go for lessons came, I just grabbed it. There was just something straight away that clicked – it was such a good feeling hitting ballsI had a junior handicap for two years, but got my full CONGU handicap of 36 when I was 10 and now I’m off four.What do you remember about your first competition?I had won a few junior medals, but my first real competition was the Junior Captain’s day at Brocton Hall. I had just been awarded my official CONGU handicap that week, and well I just went for it, shooting 7 under par and winning the Junior Captain’s Day Shield for best net score. Certainly made the boys sit up!What do you enjoy about competition?That you are competing against the course, the conditions, and the rest of the girls or women in the field. Always pushing yourself to be better. Winning and performing well is a great motivator. I just try to keep getting better all the time, through improving my swing, technique and overall approach, as well as better course management. Training and getting stronger, playing more consistently. I just love competing.How do you prepare for competitions?I have a routine that I follow, that involves walking the course or playing the practice round, having a session on the practice ground, then do some pitching / chipping and then some putting prior to stepping up onto the tee.You’ve got an amazing record in the Medal Finals and the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy. What’s your secret to qualifying for the finals year after year?Yes it has been great. Finishing second in the national final when I was 12 was unbelievable. I have played really well in three of the last four regional medals to progress to the final. I finished only 9th in the final last year, but the opportunity was still there to progress to the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo and fortunately we played well as a team to win and went forward to the British Masters.It was great, the Chase Your Dream motto couldn’t be more appropriate. When I was on the putting green, who comes out but the Masters Champion Sergio Garcia. Speechless! A quick chat and a photo and I was over the moon. Next it was introductions and hello to Nicholas Colsaerts. We were playing in the pro-am of the British Masters, it was surreal, but the atmosphere was great. There were stands, plenty of photographers and a crowd was slowly building, could I hold my nerve. A decent shot off the 10th and we were off.My confidence grew as the round progressed and I started playing some really good shots. The crowds were growing and starting to respond to the shots, near misses were greeted with ooohs, good shots and putts were greeted with cheers and clapping, and when I holed a 40ft putt on the 5th the crowd erupted – what a feeling.We didn’t win, but hey there is always next year. After I finished, there was lunch, with a certain Matt Fitzpatrick. I walked around the course watching other people playing, there were lots of famous professionals and some very well-known celebrities. The gala dinner at the Hilton was fabulous, celebrities everywhere.The next morning I was asked to attend a SkySports session with Charley Hull on the skills zone, which was great.I’m in the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream final again this year and really looking forward to itWho has helped you progress?For the first few years obviously, both the guys at Brocton Hall – Jon & Nevil – were very instrumental. County coaching with Rob, and then Sam & Phil at England’s West Midlands Squad. The England set-up is tremendously supportive and provides opportunities for development that in normal circumstances, would be difficult to come by. But my coach, Chris Hall of Rushcliffe GC has been tremendous, helping me with all aspects of my game and development over these last three years, as well as being fantastically supportive and always being there to help and guide me.What are your golfing goals?Lots! To play for England, to become a professional golfer, to play for Europe in the Solheim Cup, to travel the world – and to just enjoy my golfWhat would you say to other girls to persuade them to play?Just to go and try it, but give it a real chance and not give up.• Inspired by Hannah’s story? Visit to find out about free and low cost beginner activities across the country. 4 Aug 2018 Women and Girls’ Golf Week: Hannah Golding, 15, on competing and enjoying golf at the top Tags: Girls, Golf Week, Womenlast_img read more

Thomas’ mom, grandma have to root from prison

first_imgDenver Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas talks with reporters during a news conference Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014, in Jersey City, N.J. The Broncos are scheduled to play the Seattle Seahawks in the NFL Super Bowl XLVIII football game Sunday, Feb. 2, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo)JERSEY CITY, N.J. (AP) – Demaryius Thomas’ mother and grandmother will cheer for the Broncos receiver around the prison TV Sunday, both wearing No. 88 jerseys they crafted with strips of tape.The two women have never seen Thomas play in person. He was 11 when police burst through the door of their home in Montrose, Ga., and arrested both on drug charges in 1999. Police allowed Katina Smith to walk her son and his two younger sisters to the school bus one last time.Now she’s at a minimum-security prison in Florida, sentenced to 20 years. Her mother, Minnie Pearl Thomas, who had two previous drug convictions, received two life sentences with the possibility for parole after 40 years.Smith could have gotten a lighter sentence by testifying against her mother, but she refused.They’ll watch Thomas play in his first Super Bowl Sunday, when he will be matched against Seahawks star cornerback Richard Sherman for much of the game.“I think that drives me more to know that they’re there and they’re watching me,” Thomas said. “I try to go out there and play my best because they’re going to talk about it to the people in the jailhouse.”Thomas’ father was serving in the Army and stationed in Kuwait when his mother and grandmother were arrested. He went to live with an aunt and uncle, Shirley and James Brown, a Baptist minister who lived six miles away.Thomas, called “Bay-Bay” by his family, started working as an usher at the church and attending Bible study after track and basketball practices.“Once I moved in with him, I told him I wanted to do something to stay off the streets and stay out of trouble, so I tried football,” Thomas said. “And it worked out for me.”Thomas played at Georgia Tech and was a first-round pick by Denver in 2010. Injuries slowed him down until his 80-yard catch from Tim Tebow in overtime beat Pittsburgh in the playoffs.Two months later, Peyton Manning came to Denver and Thomas has flourished ever since, catching 204 passes for 3,089 yards and 27 touchdowns over the last two years.The 6-foot-3, 230-pound deep threat has an uncanny mix of size, speed and strength – Wes Welker laughed about his “Triple-XL gloves.” Dominique Rodgers Cromartie said he lost a bet when he challenged Thomas to throw a ball 60 yards from his knees “and he just flicked it!”Yet, Thomas is the antithesis of the prima donna wide receiver who demands passes and attention. He never says a thing to the cornerback covering him, much less talk trash.It goes back to the values instilled in him by his aunt and uncle, Thomas said.“It made me a stronger man and a better man just being in that atmosphere, working harder, knowing that nothing’s going to be easy.”Brown said it wasn’t easy taking in another child with three kids of his own and just one paycheck, but he found ways to make it all work. He also found the money to keep Thomas involved in sports.“I truly believe his Christian upbringing and sports, playing basketball and football, contributed to him releasing a lot of the anger and anxiety that he had in him,” Brown said. “He left it on the basketball court, on the football field so it didn’t get bottled up in him.”Thomas led all NFL receivers in TD receptions (14) and yards after the catch (718) this season while grabbing 92 passes for 1,430 yards. In the playoffs, he has 15 receptions for 188 yards and TDs in both of Denver’s wins.“Watching him mature as a football player and as a person has been tremendous,” teammate Eric Decker said. “The guy has so much talent.”Brown says he just wanted Thomas to grow up to be a good man, never thinking he would become a star.“The blessing has been just seeing the product of how we took this young man who was lost – well, trying to find his way – and we were able to nurture him and give him what he needed,” said Brown, who will be in the stands Sunday. “When Demaryius was staying with us, I never dreamed that he would be in the Super Bowl. I just wanted to make sure the anger in him didn’t send him down the wrong path like his mama and grand-mama had gone down.”___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.org___Follow AP Pro Football Writer Arnie Melendrez Stapleton on Twitter: read more

Selects to more than calm Storm en route to Provincial B Cup berth

first_imgThe Nelson Selects outscored the Kootenay South Storm 11-2 in a two-game, total goal series to capture the Kootenay Provincial B Cup U15 Girl’s Zone title Sunday at the Lakeside Pitch.The Selects now advance to the B.C. Soccer Provincial B Cup July 4-7 in North Vancouver.”We are extremely pleased with the performance of the squad,” said Coaches Paul Burkart and Pat Perkins.”Every member of the team worked well attacking and defending, and proved themselves worthy to represent the Kootenay Region at the Provincial B Cup in July.”Game won was never in doubt as the Selects jumped to a 3-0 lead en route to the five-goal victory.Allie Zondervan opened the scoring early in the first half, followed by markers from Naomi Perkins and Emily Graeme to give Nelson a 3 – 0 lead at the half.The Storm squad scored from a penalty kick early in the second half to narrow the score to 3 – 1. However, Nelson quickly answered with goals by Camille Gebhart, Kyra Burkart, and a pair by Zondervan to bring the score to 7 – 1.Later in the day, the two sides squared off in game two with the same result.Nelson turned up the defence to score the shutout.Zondervan opened the scoring early in the first half followed by a pair of goals by Perkins for a 3-0 lead at half.Perkins completed the hat-trick to secure the win and a berth in the Provincial B Cup.last_img read more

SA teen takes Roof of Africa victory

first_imgBrother Broadlink’s Altus de Wet, on a KTM, snatched second from Husaberg’s Jarvis when the British star lost his way on the final day. Sixteen-year-old Wade Young became the youngest ever winner of the Roof of Africa, an extreme enduro regarded as one of the toughest challenges in the sport, outriding a field filled with world-class campaigners to capture the overall honours in Lesotho on Saturday. While he had impressed in the early going during the South African enduro season, Young had mostly finished outside the top three, although excelling the 200cc class. Yet, towards the end of the season, he came on strongly and shocked his more experienced opposition when he captured the Castrol Winterberg title. The king of extreme enduro The field is made up mostly of South Africans, but also feaures some of the world’s leading enduro riders. This time around, they included defending champion Graham Jarvis and the Hemingway brothers, Tim and Dan. Time trial winnerDarryl Curtis, his teammate, a Dakar Rally rider and a former two-time winner of The Roof, enjoyed a strong showing and took fourth place, just ahead of Proudly Bidvest Yamaha’s Marc Torlage, who had won the time trial on Thursday. “He set out to win and we told him ‘calm down, bru, concentrate on a top five finish’. He’s gone out there and won!” The Roof of Africa is a challenge for the best and toughest enduro riders only. It is raced in mountainous Lesotho, a tiny country within the borders of South Africa. While Young’s father jokingly voiced his concern about his son’s school work, Wade’s career path seems certain now that he has a Roof of Africa victory to his name. He plans to campaign in the Europe as a professional once he is old enough, and there will surely be teams lining up to sign him. Improvement through the season Rounding out the top 10 were Kenny Gilbert, Wynand Badenhorst, Louwrens Mahoney, Riaan van Niekerk and Chris Birch. Birch, a former three-time winner of the Roof of Africa, dropped down the order on Saturday after struggling with heat exhaustion.center_img Nonetheless, few could have predicted he would go on to Roof of Africa victory. Young, though, had a different idea. “Winning the race is an awesome feeling,” he said. “I set my goal, and that was to win. I pulled through, and that feels great.” Would you like to use this article in your publication or on your website? See: Using SAinfo material ‘Battling to comprehend what he has done’Young’s father, Nigel, smiled and said he wished his son would put in as much work at school as he does on his motorbike, but he was extremely happy. “We’re battling to comprehend what he has done,” he told The Witness. Young admitted in an interview with Lunga Biyela of The Witness: “I never thought I’d beat Graham,” adding that he had watched videos of Jarvis in action to prepare for the race. His margin of victory was 10 minutes, the same advantage he had begun the final day with over Jarvis after he had become the youngest winner of a stage on Friday. He had just missed out on that honour when he finished second on Thursday in the time trial. Earlier in the year, nine-time Roof champion Alfie Cox had predicted a big future for Young. But he surely could not have expected such a display from the Fever Criterion Yamaha star so early in his career. Jarvis was the defending champion after winning first time out in The Roof in 2011. He is also recognised as the king of extreme enduro, but he finished third this time around – his worst result of 2012. 19 November 2012 The Hemingway brothers were two of only seven finishers out of a field of 1 800 in the notorious Erzberg Rodeo in Austria earlier in the year.last_img read more

Is BitTorrent The Future Of Book Publishing? Tim Ferriss Is Banking On It

first_imgRelated Posts If you walk into your local Barnes & Noble looking for a copy of Timothy Ferriss‘s new book, good luck. Even though he’s a New York Times best selling author, the giant book retailer refuses to sell The 4-Hour Chef, the latest in his series of self-help books. Ferriss isn’t worried. He’s banking on the power of digital distribution to make up for any losses in print sales. Ironically, one of his most effective tools may end up being something most content creators have grown to fear, if not outright despise: BitTorrent.After publishing two wildly successful books via traditional means, Ferriss decided to try something different. In August, he signed on with Amazon’s new publishing arm to release the follow-up to his 2010 health and fitness guide, The 4-Hour Body. That ruffled the feathers of not just traditional publishers, but also brick-and-mortar retailers like Barnes and Noble, who object to the e-bookstore exclusivity Amazon requires of its authors. That’s why you won’t find Ferriss’s latest opus down the street at Barnes & Noble. As fast as e-books are growing, the lack of a presence in the nation’s largest physical book retailer is a still serious handicap. To combat it, Ferriss struck a deal with BitTorrent earlier this month to distribute an exclusive bundle of content and, he hopes, sell a few extra books. “We were both eager to do something to demonstrate that the same type of tools that disrupted music and film can be harnessed to benefit the content creators in publishing,” says Ferriss. How BitTorrent Is Moving Beyond PiracyBut wait. BitTorrent? Aren’t they the bad guys?To be sure, forging a partnership with the company behind the same-peer-to-peer filesharing technology that fuels rampant piracy would be unthinkable for most major publishers. In fact, they’re sometimes known to sue BitTorrent users for downloading e-books. But the San Francisco-based company is working hard to rebrand itself as a legitimate partner for content creators, and there’s no better way to do that than by partnering with established creators like Ferriss.For Ferriss, BitTorrent is just an incredibly efficient way to distribute content to a large number of users. And BitTorrent has plenty of them. When asked why he wanted to enter into this partnership, the first words out of Ferriss’s mouth were “one hundred and sixty million users.” It’s hard to argue with that. Here’s how it works: To coincide with the launch of his book, Ferriss put together a folder of additional, exclusive content: a 62-page PDF previewing the book, behind-the-scenes photos, videos and early, hand-marked notes. It’s pretty meaty, but doesn’t come anywhere close to spoiling the 672-page book he’s trying to sell.  5 Outdoor Activities for Beating Office Burnout 12 Unique Gifts for the Hard-to-Shop-for People… It’s not just that this content bundle is available for free to Bit Torrent users. It’s that Ferriss’s face – along with a link to download the bundle torrent and buy the book – is on Bit Torrent’s homepage, from which hundreds of thousands of users download the file-sharing client every day. BitTorrent has been experimenting with this type of featured content for about two years. The list of artists it has partnered with includes increasingly higher profile names like The Counting Crows, DJ Shadow and Pretty Lights, an American DJ and producer. BitTorrent has also worked directly with the Internet Archive to make more than one petabyte of public-domain content available via the P2P network. It’s all part of the company’s effort not to just to distance itself from piracy, but to figure out how it can be a bigger part of the legitimate future of digital distribution. “If you look at what BitTorrent really is, it’s quite simply the best way to move ones and zeros across the Internet,” says Matt Mason, the company’s Executive Director of Marketing. That makes it a valuable tool for creators, but also helps the company figure out its own strategy moving forward. “The reason we’re doing all of this is to try and figure out what to build next,” says Mason. That is, if these experiments work, the company can develop tools to help publishers and artists launch their own promotional campagns and take even better advantage of the platform. Is This Experiment Working?So does partnering with BitTorrent work? The early numbers look promising, even if they’re not all the kind of hard dollar figures media executives want to see. The payoff is less direct that that, but it can still be huge. Pretty Lights, for example, may or may not have sold more records as a result of publishing his BitTorrent bundle of free music and video of a live performance. But after his bundle soared to the top of Pirate Bay’s download chart, the DJ saw a 700% increase in traffic to his website, collected 100,000 email addresses and, probably not entirely by coincidence, sold out two concerts at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado. For Ferriss, it’s still too early to tell. But the initial numbers aren’t bad. In the first week of the campaign, his bundle has been downloaded 211,000 times, BitTorrent told ReadWrite. More than 85,000 people have clicked through to the book’s listing on Amazon (no word on how many ordered it), while 27,000 people viewed the book’s trailer on YouTube. Even if the book only sold 100 extra copies, Ferris says, the promotion would have been worth it to him, because the amount of setup time required was so minimal. He expects to sell far more copies than that, but the real value comes in experimenting with new distribution channels. He is “not overly concerned” about the prospect of his e-book itself being shared on BitTorrent, which he views as a valuable promotional tool. “One of many reasons to embrace new technologies or new applications of existing technologies is the benefit that you get of being first,” says Ferriss. If nothing else, such a paradoxical-seeming partnership has a way of garnering more media coverage than a typical book launch. “It’s a wide open field for people to play in,” Ferriss says. “Very few people have taken advantage of this so I would absolutely recommend it.” 9 Books That Make Perfect Gifts for Industry Ex… 4 Keys to a Kid-Safe App Tags:#BitTorrent#ebooks#New Media#piracy#publishing john paul titlowlast_img read more

On Unhealthy Shortcuts

first_imgVery few shortcuts are healthy (here’s one). Most are an attempt to get results now without having to pay the price for those results.There is no shortcut to exceptional health. You have to do all of things that lead to exceptional health, like getting enough sleep, making healthy food choices, getting enough exercise, and staying away from things that are harmful. Anything shortcut you take likely harms your overall health.There is no shortcut to true wealth (whatever that means to you). If you want financial freedom, you have to work hard and hustle. You have to create more value than anyone else. You have to create more value for more people. You have to put some of your money away for later. Any shortcut you take is a pipe dream at best, immoral or illegal at worst.There is no shortcut to excellent relationships. You have to care enough about other people to make frequent, meaningful deposits in those relationships. You have to spend time with the people who matter. You have to listen. You often have to put their needs first (and the most successful relationships you will ever have will be a contest when it comes to putting other’s needs first). Any shortcut you take with relationships only damages them.There is no shortcut to building your brand. You have to be someone that creates value for other people. Influence isn’t something you do; it’s something that you are: influential. It takes time. It takes commitment. It takes character. Anything you do to shortcut the process makes you a candidate for a reality television show.Well, this is THE sales blog, isn’t it? There isn’t any shortcut to selling faster. You have to do the work good selling demands of you. You have to make the calls. You have create value. You have to go through your process, even if it feels like you can skip some steps. Any shortcut you take only makes a sale less likely—and stretches out the real timeline.QuestionsWhat shortcuts are you trying to take? How’s that working out for you?Why do you resist doing the real work necessary to the results you seek?Why is fast really slow and slow really fast? Get the Free eBook! Learn how to sell without a sales manager. Download my free eBook! You need to make sales. You need help now. We’ve got you covered. This eBook will help you Seize Your Sales Destiny, with or without a manager. Download Nowlast_img read more

Els invited to Augusta National, but not to play Masters

first_imgLATEST STORIES AP FILE PHOTOErnie Els says he received an invitation to Augusta National for the first week in April. It just wasn’t an invitation to play in the Masters.Els had to clarify a tweet from Sunday that said: “Thank you for a Great Xmas present! @TheMasters Can’t wait!” That led several media sites to post stories that Els, a four-time major champion, had received a special exemption into the Masters.ADVERTISEMENT Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq Kane sets Premier League mark with 39 goals in calendar year Instead, the 48-year-old South African received a letter welcoming him as an honorary invitee. His five-year exemption into the Masters from winning the 2012 British Open ended last year. Augusta National has a tradition of inviting past major champions as honorary guests for the week.Els tweeted Monday: “Wanted to clarify my excitement getting an invite from @TheMasters. Work continues to qualify to compete!FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderAugusta National occasionally awards exemptions to international players, but those typically are given to players who are not full PGA Tour members and have multiple avenues to qualify on their own. Among ways for PGA Tour members to qualify for the Masters are winning tournaments that offer full FedEx Cup points, reaching the Tour Championship or getting into the top 50 in the world ranking at various cutoff points.“The inclusion of Honorary Invitees has been a great tradition at the Masters Tournament for many years,” Augusta National chairman Fred Ridley said. “This coming year the list includes Ernie Els, and we are once again excited to welcome him and all of these distinguished guests to Augusta National in April.” Read Next Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC The Masters pays homage to major champions more than any of the other majors by giving them special access as honorary invitees that includes two clubhouse badges, a $1,000 honorarium and a gift to commemorate them being there.Honorary invitees used to be able to play practice rounds and compete in the Par 3 Tournament, a practice that ended last year.Els failed to qualify for the 2012 Masters and was not given a special exemption.ADVERTISEMENTcenter_img MOST READ Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang PLAY LIST 00:51Duterte to invite Robredo for a meeting in Malacañang02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Cayetano: 4 social media groups behind SEA Games ‘sabotage’ 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities View commentslast_img read more

Napier’s season-high 23 rally Blazers past 76ers

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. BI on alert for illegally deployed OFWs to Iraq LATEST STORIES Do not bring these items in SEA Games venues Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Nurkic knocked heads with Redick, who appeared to have a cut lip.Nurkic said he was angry.“The more I get mad I play better,” he said. “I’m not saying every game ‘Hit me in the nose’ but I just need to play with the same energy every game like this.”The Sixers stretched the lead to 75-59 with five minutes left in the quarter, outscoring Portland 24-7. But Ed Davis capped a 10-1 Portland run with a dunk to pull the Blazers to 79-70.Napier had a personal 7-0 run to close the gap to 88-81. Jerryd Bayless made a 3-pointer on the other end — but it was later ruled no good because of a shot clock violation.Napier made two of three free throws and Nurkic added two more, before Napier’s layup got the Blazers within 88-87.TIP INS76ers: The Sixers beat the Blazers 101-81 in Philadelphia on Nov. 22. Embiid had 28 points and 12 rebounds in that one. … Embiid had six 3-pointers.Trail Blazers: Portland is just 7-10 at home this season, but 10-6 on the road. Asked before the game if he’d ever been on a team with that kind of record disparity at home, coach Terry Stotts said simply “No.”QUOTABLE: “We just need to be accountable. We need to hold each other accountable for everything. I think that’s what it comes down to. Making sure we stay on top of each other and make sure we’re getting better. Just talking to each other.” — Sixers guard Ben Simmons.UP NEXT76ers: Visit Denver on Saturday.Trail Blazers: Visit Atlanta on Saturday to kick off a three-game road trip. View comments Napier, who started for injured guard Damian Lillard, scored 15 of his season-high 23 points in the fourth quarter and the Trail Blazers rallied for 114-110 victory Thursday night.“The good thing about basketball is they say you’ve got the next game, but you always have two halves,” Napier said. “I felt like I was kind of lethargic out there in the first half and I felt like basically it can’t get any worse, so I just went out there and tried to be positive.”CJ McCollum led all scorers with 34 for the Blazers, who snapped a six-game losing streak at home. Portland had a season-high 42 points in the fourth quarter.The Sixers, who led by as many as 18 points in the third quarter, have lost 10 of their last 12 games.Joel Embiid finished with 29 points and nine rebounds, while Dario Saric had 25 points and nine rebounds. The 76ers were hurt when Robert Covington went out in the third quarter with an injured finger on his left hand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over Thunder“It’s a disappointing loss. We had an opportunity without Damian being here. I give them credit. They did not roll over,” 76ers coach Brett Brown said. “We gave up 18 points when Covington went out. We really missed him, but we give them credit.”JJ Redick and Embiid made consecutive 3-pointers to narrow the gap to 103-99 with 2:06 left. Jusuf Nurkic had a pair of free throws before McCollum’s pull-up jumper and it appeared the game was out of reach, but Embiid made another 3 that got the Sixers within 109-105 with 16 seconds left.McCollum made free throws with 3.4 seconds to go before Embiid added another 3-pointer to make it 111-108, but the Sixers weren’t able to catch up. 8th Top Leaders Forum assessed the progress of public-private efforts in building climate and disaster resilient communities ‘Room for more’ as Ronaldo wins another Globe award Asian shares slide on weak Japan data; US markets closed Kris Aquino ‘pretty chill about becoming irrelevant’ MOST READ Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles02:46Senators rally support for Robredo; laud her for accepting anti-drug post00:58Trump blames media, Democrats for impeachment during Kentucky rally01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City Portland Trail Blazers guard Shabazz Napier, left, and forward Maurice Harkless high-five during the second half of the team’s NBA basketball game against the Philadelphia 76ers in Portland, Ore., Thursday, Dec. 28, 2017. (AP Photo/Craig Mitchelldyer)PORTLAND, Ore. — Shabazz Napier was struggling so much against the Philadelphia 76ers that Trail Blazers coach Terry Stotts sat him early in the third quarter.Good thing for Portland that Napier returned in time for the fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Nurkic finished with 21 points and 12 rebounds, and Portland won its fourth straight against the Sixers at the Moda Center. Napier scored 22 points after halftime.Lillard missed his third game with a strained right hamstring. Portland’s top scorer, averaging 25.2 points per game, was injured in a 102-85 loss to San Antonio on Dec. 20.Lillard warmed up a couple of hours before the game and didn’t appear hampered by the injury.On the other side, Embiid was questionable for the game with back tightness, but played. The 76ers were coming off a 105-98 victory over the Knicks at Madison Square Garden on Christmas that snapped a five-game losing streak.Nurkic made a layup with nine seconds left to give Portland a 52-51 lead at halftime. But he was furious in the third quarter when officials did not stop the game when he had a bloody nose. He collected his fourth foul before heading for the locker room.ADVERTISEMENT Read Next Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PHlast_img read more