Ireland’s Shane Lowry felt it was “a joke” that play started in a torrential downpour on the second day of the US PGA Championship at Valhalla. “I think to be honest, when we were playing the first hole, it was a joke,” said Lowry, who bogeyed the first two holes and went on to add a 74 to his opening 68. “You couldn’t see the flight of the ball after 150 yards. “I called the referee over and said it to him but he said ‘No, play on’. Then we were standing at the back of the first green for an hour, standing in the rain, nowhere to sit down, nothing to do. “From there on it was just a grind for me all day. I’m obviously quite disappointed with the score I shot but it could have been a lot worse. I made a few par saves out there and my head was a bit off all day. The start that we had unsettled me a lot.” The heavy rain also meant it was quite dark when play began and Lowry added: “It was their call and we had to deal with it. I feel like we should have been taken in. What was wrong with taking us in and starting an hour later? “It was borderline playable. There was an element about it that if we were being picky, we could have said it was too dark. “It set the tone for my whole day which was disappointing because, the golf I’m playing at the minute, I really felt I could go out there, shoot a decent score and put myself in a good position in to the weekend.” Lowry was in the first group out at 7:30am local time but was unable to complete the opening hole before play was suspended. And to make matters worse, the 27-year-old and playing partners Ryan Palmer and Bob Sowards were kept out on the course as officials believed the rain would clear quickly. Press Association
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald PhotoAfter the UW men?s hockey team lost in overtime to theMinnesota-Duluth Bulldogs Saturday night, head coach Mike Eaves delivered amessage of optimism at Monday?s press conference.Despite the fact that Friday?s victory gave the Badgers solepossession of fourth place in the WCHA standings, a loss Saturday brought themback to where they started ? tied with UMD. Eaves emphasized the positive playthe team brought to the ice Saturday despite coming up on the losing end.?We [won] Friday night, but to be real honest I was somewhatfrustrated in the way we played, but we [won],? Eaves said in his Monday pressconference. ?Then Saturday we played close to an A-game, and we lost.?The disparity in the team?s level of play and the outcome ofeach game don’t always match up, Eaves said.?We created great scoring chances, did a lot of good thingswith the puck and away from the puck,? Eaves said. ?Unfortunately we didn?tfind the back of the net, and as a result they [got] a tip-in goal to win agame.?The tip-in goal by Jordan Fulton that won the game for UMDSaturday night came a minute into the overtime.?We had guys play at a level that we hadn?t seen in a while,like the Ben Street line,? Eaves said. ?I really felt bad for them; they wereon the ice for the winning goal, but I bet they led us in scoring chances withMike Davies, Matthew Ford, along with Ben Street.?Looking at the stats from Saturday’s loss, the Badgersdominated the shot total. They outshot the Bulldogs 32-23.?I thoroughly enjoyed breaking down most of that gameyesterday,? Eaves said. ?There is great stuff that we can take to our playersand show them ?This is us.?? Team continues to growWisconsin entered the season as the youngest team in theleague, with a roster boasting nine freshmen and only four seniors, and therewas speculation as to whether or not experience was going to be a major concernfor the Badgers. As the season has progressed, however, Eaves has seentremendous progression in his young players.?We have changed a whole deal, especially sinceChristmastime,? said Eaves. ?The freshmen are no longer freshmen.?This progress is evident in the stats, with freshman KyleTurris leading the team with 28 points and fellow freshman Patrick Johnsonfourth on the team with 17.Eaves has seen this change in his entire team, not just thefreshmen, and he said the overall development was apparent in Saturday’s loss.?We have grown in so many areas,? Eaves said. ?Our defensivezone coverage was better, our breakouts were better, our breakouts in theneutral zone were better and we created scoring chances because we put the puckwhere we needed to.?The team got back on the ice Monday, and Eaves is anxious tohighlight their achievements.?We will be able to give them some video feedback to say,?Hey, look at all these things we did,? and if we keep playing like that wewill get our W?s.? Street finds power play successJunior alternate captain Ben Street currently leads UW with14 goals and is on one of the two power-play units that Eaves has put together.Ironically, Street has yet to score on a power play this season. Eaves saidStreet has found success on the power play for reasons other than simplyfinding the net.?What we have always said about Ben is that he does a lot oflittle things,? Eaves said. ?If you remember the goal against the MinnesotaGophers, Ben took coverage away from Patrick Johnson by going out in the slotand being a target there.?Being a target for his teammates and a goal scorer duringfive-on-five play are not Street?s only strengths, however, said Eaves.?He does alot of those little things,? Eaves said. ?He wins face-offs, he gets pucks, soyes, he doesn?t have any power-play goals, but he is contributing to our powerplay in terms of [it] being successful
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PITCHING PLANSAusmus said Trevor Cahill will be pushed back to pitch on Monday, which is why the Angels have a hole in their rotation for Sunday’s series finale.The Angels could go with a bullpen day, using all relievers, or they could bring someone up from Triple-A.Two of the Triple-A pitchers will big league experience – Nick Tropeano and Jaime Barría – will have been optioned for less than 10 days, so neither could return by Sunday unless they are replacing an injured player.José Suarez, who is on the 40-man roster, would be on turn to pitch on Sunday. Suarez, however, gave up six runs in 3-2/3 innings in his last Triple-A start, and Ausmus said he wasn’t even considered for Tuesday’s big league opening because they wanted him to get more time at Triple-A. Tropeano pitched instead.Lefty Dillon Peters, who pitched 5-2/3 scoreless innings in his last outing at Triple-A, also could pitch on Sunday.ALSOKevan Smith, who is on the concussion list, began to feel some symptoms when he tried to take part in batting practice a few days ago, so he was shut down again. Ausmus said he resumed workouts on Thursday, and he will not be activated until at least next Tuesday, when the Angels return home. …Related Articles “I feel like I am letting (the Japanese fans) down,” Ausmus said, “but that’s (making them happy) not my job.”Ausmus said he decided Ohtani was going to get one day off in this four-game series in Seattle, and it would be against one of the three left-handed pitchers the Angels are set to face.Ausmus said simply he preferred the matchup of Ohtani against the other two Mariners lefties, Marco Gonzales and Tommy Milone.In his first season in the majors, Kikuchi has held lefties to a .234 average, while Gonzales (.271) and Milone (.256) have been easier on lefties throughout their career.Kikuchi, whose fastball averages 93.1 mph, is also more of a power pitcher than Gonzalez (90.1 mph) and Milone (87.9). SEATTLE — Brad Ausmus is not a very popular person in Japan right now.The Angels manager filled out his lineup without Shohei Ohtani on Thursday, denying fans and dozens of Japanese media members the chance to see Ohtani face Seattle Mariners lefty Yusei Kikuchi.“Japanese baseball fans don’t like me,” Ausmus said with a smile. “Tell them I’m sorry.”Ohtani and Kikuchi attended the same high school in Japan, although at different times. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error JC Ramírez gave up three runs in 1-2/3 innings for Class-A Inland Empire on Thursday, the start of his rehab assignment. Ramírez, who is recovering from Tommy John surgery, is expected to be back in the majors by the end of June. The Angels haven’t decided if he’ll come back as a starter or reliever. …Andrelton Simmons, who is out with a grade 3 ankle sprain, has begun walking without crutches. The Angels still have not given a timeline for his return, but based on similar injuries the normal rehab time would have him back in late July or early August. …Zack Cozart, who is out with a left shoulder injury, was evaluated and began some treatment, but he is currently “in a holding pattern to see how he responds,” Ausmus said.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Tyler Skaggs, 4-4, 4.40) vs. Mariners (RHP Mike Leake, 3-6, 4.93), Friday, 7 p.m., Fox Sports West Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone
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IOWA CITY — A University of Iowa researcher says the country could reopen more quickly and safely if everyone wore a clear plastic face shield.Doctor Michael Edmond, chief quality officer at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, says a universal face shield may reduce coronavirus transmission and could allow relaxing of social distancing measures.Edmond, a U-I infectious disease professor, says face shields have several advantages. “They’re more durable than face masks,” Edmond says. “The medical face masks really don’t last very long at all. Cloth masks can be reused and laundered, but face shields can just be wiped off.”Face shields cover the eyes and prevent people from touching their faces, and face shields are readily available. Edmond says he’s working on modeling studies to determine if his theories on face shield use prove valid.“If every person were in a face shield, we would reduce transmission of the virus to the point that some of these other more drastic things that we have to do like restricting people’s movements, those could be relaxed somewhat.” Volunteers in Iowa are making cloth masks and plastic face shields by the thousands for distribution to hospital workers, paramedics and other first responders.
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In sports without regular-season Conference competition, 2020-21 events will remain as scheduled with all eligible teams participating. These championships include Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in Hammond, La., Beach Volleyball in Corpus Christi, Texas, Women’s Golf in El Dorado, Ark., Men’s Golf in McKinney, Texas, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field in Birmingham, Ala., and Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field in Lake Charles, La. The track and field events will have limited entries based on regular-season qualifying marks. “With the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the financial restrictions our institutions are expecting in the coming year, the Board of Directors was compelled to take this unusual action,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “The presidents and athletic directors took great care to ensure that championship opportunities remain in place for our student-athletes, but also implemented a serious plan addressing the fiscal realities facing the membership. We are all planning for this to be a short-term issue with a return to the normal Conference experience as quickly as possible.” The Board did not finalize plans for the 2021 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, as the group requested athletic directors and Conference staff to continue reviewing qualification and format scenarios. A final determination will be made at a later date. At this time, it is expected that the restrictions will only apply to the 2020-21 academic year and previously determined championship site locations will be delayed one year. The league’s university presidents, in consultation with their athletic directors, made a number of changes to postseason championships. In baseball, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball, the top four regular-season finishers will advance to 2020-21 tournaments at the site of the No. 1 seed. Baseball and softball tournaments will feature double-elimination competition. Men’s and women’s tennis teams will also advance their top four regular-season finishers to the tournament as well, but the event will remain in Beaumont, Texas, as previously determined to accommodate coaches who lead both men’s and women’s teams. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Board of Directors approved a series of 2020-21 competitive standards Wednesday in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial restrictions expected in the coming academic year for the Conference and its members. The decisions wrapped up the Southland’s modified Spring Meetings, actually a series of virtual gatherings via videoconference technology. -30- In all sports, the presidents approved team travel squad limitations for Conference competitions. Home teams will not be subject to squad limitations.
ASTON VILLA 2NORWICH CITY 0GOALS:- VILLA: LESCOTT 45th; AGBONLAHOR 51st.Aston Villa claimed only their third win of the season in the Barclays Premier League but remain rooted to the foot of the table, eight points from safety. Joleon Lescott’s headed goal at the end of a dire first half was Villa’s first attempt on target. But Gabriel Agbonlahor doubled the lead after the break to send Norwich into the relegation zone.LIVERPOOL 2SUNDERLAND 2GOALS:- LIVERPOOL: FIRMINO 59th; LALLANA 77th. SUNDERLAND: JOHNSON 82nd; DEFOE 89th.Liverpool lost a two-goal lead after thousands of home fans walked out of Anfield in protest over an increase in ticket prices. The Reds led through goals by Roberto Firmino and Adam Lallana. An estimated 10,000 fans were still leaving when Adam Johnson replied for struggling Sunderland and then Jermain Defoe stole an 89th-minute equaliser.MANCHESTER CITY 1 LEICESTER CITY 3GOALS:- MAN CITY: AG¸ERO 87th. LEICESTER: HUTH 3rd, 60th; MAHREZ 48th.Leicester moved six points clear of rivals Manchester City at the top of the Barclays Premier League and five ahead of second-placed Tottenham with a shock win at the Etihad Stadium. Robert Huth scored the first of two goals early on before Riyad Mahrez added a second. Huth’s second put Leicester in charge and they held on, despite Sergio Ag¸ero late reply.NEWCASTLE UNITED 1 WEST BROMWICH ALBION 0GOAL:- NEWCASTLE: MITROVIC 32nd.Newcastle United claimed a timely and valuable victory to move out of the bottom three. Aleksandar Mitrovic scored the only goal in the 32nd minute, when he slotted in from inside the area. Newcastle also went close through Andros Townsend, whose shot hit the post, while Ben Foster denied Mitrovic.SOUTHAMPTON 1WEST HAM UNITED 0GOAL:- SOUTHAMPTON: YOSHIDA 9th.Southampton earned their fourth win in five Barclays Premier League games, despite a third red card of the season for Victor Wanyama. Saints took the lead when Maya Yoshida converted Sadio Mane’s cross. Wanyama received a straight red from referee Mark Clattenburg for diving in on West Ham midfielder Dimitri Payet. The hosts survived a late scare when defender Cedric sliced a clearance narrowly past his own post.STOKE CITY 0 EVERTON 3GOALS:- EVERTON: LUKAKU PEN 11th; COLEMAN 28th; LENNON 42nd.Everton’s revival continued when they moved up to seventh after beating Stoke, who suffered a third successive Barclays Premier League defeat. Romelu Lukaku put the visitors in front with a penalty after keeper Jack Butland had brought down Tom Cleverley. Seamus Coleman headed in a Cleverley corner and Aaron Lennon intercepted a pass before slotting in as Everton went 3-0 up at the break.SWANSEA 1CRYSTAL PALACE 1GOALS:- SWANSEA: SIGURDSSON 13th. PALACE: DANN 47th.Crystal Palace ended a run of five straight defeats, thanks to Scott Dann’s fifth goal of the season as Swansea slipped to four points above the Premier League relegation zone. Gylfi Sigurdsson’s fine free kick gave Swansea a well-earned half-time lead. Palace equalised soon after the restart with Dann’s close-range finish from a corner.TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR 1 WATFORD 0GOAL:- SPURS: TRIPPIER 64th.Tottenham Hotspur moved into second place in the Barclays Premier League table on Saturday as Kieran Trippier’s first goal for the club completed a dominant win over Watford. The former Burnley full back tapped in substitute Dele Alli’s fine low cross. Spurs were denied more goals by former keeper Heurelho Gomes.
LAS VEGAS (AP):Manny Pacquiao says he’s thinking about fighting for his country in the Olympics this summer if the boxing competition is open to professional fighters.His promoter, though, thinks the idea of any pro fighting in Rio – much less the eight-time world champion – is a terrible idea.”The idea (that) you’ll allow professionals into the Olympics at this short notice is absolutely insane,” promoter Bob Arum said. “These people ought to have their heads examined.”The head of the International Boxing Association (AIBA) has proposed allowing pros in the Olympics, though it’s doubtful the plan would be implemented by Rio because qualification tournaments are either under way or have already been held for boxers in most countries.Pacquiao, who fights Timothy Bradley next week in his first bout since losing to Floyd Mayweather Jr last May, said the idea of boxing for a gold medal intrigues him.”I’m not saying I’m going to fight or saying I’m not,” Pacquiao said. “I’m not closing the door. I’m thinking about it.”Pacquiao is running for the Senate in his native Philippines, and a win in the elections next month could put an end to his boxing career as he concentrates on politics. But the possibility of fighting for his country in the Olympics could also be used to help him win votes in the campaign.No Filipino has ever won a gold medal in the Olympics, though boxers have won a total of five silver and bronze. A gold medal for Pacquiao would, if anything, cement his status forever as the country’s greatest sports hero.