Tiger struggles in final round

first_imgGREENSBORO, NC (AP):Davis Love III’s long victory drought is over. Tiger Woods will have to wait a while to get another chance.Love won the Wyndham Championship yesterday to become the third-oldest winner in PGA Tour history, while Woods’ season came to an abrupt end.The 51-year-old Love closed with a six-under 64 for a one-stroke victory over Jason Gore.”Any victory now is going to be really sweet when you’re over 50,” Love said.The dominant storyline all week at Sedgefield Country Club was the mere presence of Woods, who needed a victory to earn a spot in the FedEx Cup play-offs opener next week.He was poised to challenge yesterday, starting just two strokes off the lead. But he only had one birdie during his first 10 holes, dropping way off the pace with a triple bogey on the par-4 11th. Woods shot a 70, finished four strokes back and ended at No. 178 in the standings, well outside the cut-off of 125.”I gave myself a chance, and I had all the opportunity in the world today to do it,” Woods said. “I didn’t get it done.”Now comes a break before his next tournament, the Frys.com Open in October in northern California. It’s the first event of the tour’s 2015-16 season.”This is my offseason right now,” he said.last_img read more

Ex-UST guard Sta. Ana leads team in Red Bull 3×3 tournament

first_imgSports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View comments In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown LATEST STORIES Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95 Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacueescenter_img “For our teammates to play other teams around the world feels so surreal,” Sta. Ana said in Filipino.The victory was sweeter for the squad, which was a last-minute entry in the tournament.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 Red Bull Reign tournament lasted from June 16 to June 30. 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 Former UST Growling Tiger Jordan Sta. Ana led the way for Team Phenom in a 10-7 win over Team LGU in the 2018 Red Bull Reign Philippines at Food by the Court basketball court Saturday in Pasay City.They bested 44 other teams in the tournament to earn the right to represent the country in the Red Bull Reign World Final in Washington, D.C.ADVERTISEMENT Tang lets players coach in Blazers’ final preseason game Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Taal victims get help from Kalayaan townlast_img read more

NU’s Troy Rike says he was detained by BI for being an ‘illegal alien’

first_imgLights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border PLAY LIST 02:11Iranian-Americans say they were detained at border01:52Sotto sees link in Bilibid stabbing to Senate probe01:09Trump: Don’t feel like I’m being impeached02:14Carpio 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 “I’ve only been here for a little bit, I’m not going to pretend to know the intricacies of the law here. I don’t think it was justified what they did, I don’t think they do this in general just rounding up Americans, saying ‘show me your papers’ so I do feel singled out and that’s not okay in my opinion,” said Rike who won’t pursue any legal actions against the BI.“I don’t want to go after people or wish them ill will, I just want to be left alone, I just want to play basketball,” said Rike. “I don’t care about politics, I just want to play basketball.”INQUIRER.net is trying to get the side of the bureau but in a story on Sports Desk, BI spokesperson Dana Sandoval hinted that they were acting on a report for “immigration violation.”“We act on any report or information that we receive from the public. So if we received an information about a possible immigration violation, we act on it. So not necessarily targeting specific people,” Sandoval told Sports Desk.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View comments Jerwin Ancajas keeps IBF title after split draw National University forward Troy Rike revealed that officers from the Bureau of Immigration arrested him right after a game in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament.ADVERTISEMENT Rike, though, said the officers were respectful of him during the whole time but the experience did leave a negative mark on him.“It was tough, I’m not going to lie. I got emotional on the way there, I’ve never been arrested before. It was a regular vehicle, the good thing was everyone was very respectful,” said Rike who studied four years of college at Wake Forest before enrolling in NU for a master’s degree.“At the end of the day, I was detained against my will for more than 24 hours, you sleep on the floor, you don’t know what’s going on. I’m questioning my whole future here.”Rike was able to produce his passport, a certificate that recognizes him as a Filipino citizen, and his birth certificate as proof of his citizenship and he was eventually released at 6 pm of Sept. 20.He also said he felt targetted for the arrestADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. The Filipino-American Rike, in an interview with CNN Sports Desk, said the BI detained him on the grounds that he was supposedly an illegal alien in the Philippines.The Bulldogs just faced De La Sale at Mall of Asia Arena on Sept. 19 when three immigration officers from the BI allegedly approached him at the mall’s parking lot and served him his warrant of arrest.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 ChrissRike, who is also a Gilas cadet, said immigration officers told him that he was an illegal alien studying in the Philippines without a visa. He was then detained for 24 hours at the BI’s main office.“Even when they were in the parking lot, I was saying I’m a Filipino, I’m a citizen. Why am I being arrested? I haven’t committed a crime,” said Rike in the interview with CNN.last_img read more

Faulty liquid oxygen hose causes small fire

first_img After the blaze was put out, firefighters found that oxygen was still leaking from faulty hoses. Firefighters contacted the manufacturer to get help stabilizing the leak. The tanker was loaded onto a flatbed truck and moved to Woodley Park. There, crews shut down the tanker’s electrical system and eventually deemed the rig safe, Davies said. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! ENCINO – A leaky liquid oxygen hose caused a small blaze just early this morning at Encino-Tarzana Medical Center, officials said. The fire broke out just after midnight at the hospital at 16237 W. Ventura Boulevard, officials said. No injuries were reported. Firefighters knocked out the fire within 15 minutes of arriving to the 12:07 a.m. blaze. The extent of the damages was not immediately available, according to d’Lisa Davies of the Los Angeles Fire Department. Once firefighters arrived, they found a tanker truck, in the process of off-loading liquid oxygen, with a fire in the equipment area. The tanker was loaded with about 560,000 cubic feet of liquified gas. “With a quick knockdown on the fire, the incident was quickly downgraded,” Davies wrote in her report. “With information provided by the driver, the valves to the tanker pump area were shut down.”last_img read more

New Zealand riding high after Peru first-leg draw

first_img0Shares0000New Zealand’s footballers stand during the national anthem ahead of their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying first leg match against Peru, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on November 11, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLEWELLINGTON, New Zealand, Nov 12 – New Zealand declared themselves “definitely confident” on Sunday of upsetting Peru in their World Cup qualifying showdown, heartened by a 0-0 draw in the first leg.As the country toasted keeping Peru scoreless in Wellington on Saturday, coach Anthony Hudson confirmed he expected the side to be at full strength for the return clash in Lima on Wednesday. The medical reports were positive for his injured star trio — Burnley striker Chris Wood (hamstring), West Ham’s Winston Reid (bruising) and Ipswich Town back Tommy Smith (calf).“Overall, the whole team has had a good recovery session and the medical staff say we’re in a good place … we have a couple that we need to monitor, but nothing serious,” Hudson said as the team prepared to fly to Peru.“In the next couple of days we need to make sure we do everything possible to get our best team on the pitch.”New Zealand, ranked 122nd in the world, need only a score draw in Lima to be assured of a World Cup finals berth after keeping the 10th-ranked Peru goalless in the first leg.New Zealand’s head coach Anthony Hudson, seen at half-time during their FIFA 2018 World Cup qualifying first leg match against Peru, at Westpac Stadium in Wellington, on November 11, 2017 © AFP / Marty MELVILLE“We’re definitely confident because we always go away and play against the so-called bigger teams and have always been able to score,” captain Reid said.“Look, we’re only halfway done. We’ve still got a long way to go, but if we can continue to recover the next couple of days we’ll be ready for the game on Wednesday.”The New Zealand media hailed Saturday’s draw as one of the best results in the football history of a country where the sport takes a back-seat to rugby union.“The World Cup dream is alive,” trumpeted the New Zealand Herald, adding that even though Peru dominated for most of the match, New Zealand “could even have grabbed a unlikely win, with a Ryan Thomas shot going agonisingly close in the 85th minute.”Fairfax Media described New Zealand as delivering a performance that gave reason for hope.“When they needed it most, the All Whites delivered a performance to be proud of, and New Zealand can now begin to hope.“With a place at the World Cup at stake, Saturday’s 0-0 draw with Peru in Wellington was their best 90-minute effort since June 2010, and their last appearance at world football’s showpiece event — the 1-1 draw with Italy or the 0-0 against Paraguay, take your pick.”New Zealand have made two finals appearances — 1982 and 2010 — while Peru have qualified for the finals four times but not since 1982.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

‘After two matches you already are doubting your own opinion!’ – Van Gaal backs Rooney over poor Man United form

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal maintains he has complete faith in Wayne Rooney despite his indifferent start to the campaign.Rooney has been restored to his role as a central striker this season despite spending much of last term in midfield.So far he has failed to find the net and has had no shots on target in two matches. In Friday’s 1-0 Premier League win over Aston Villa, the United skipper only touched the ball in the away penalty box once – and that was when he was trying to run down the clock in injury time.Van Gaal has decided against buying a striker in the transfer market and seems to have an unshakeable belief in the 29-year-old.“All the media has written for one year that I have to put him in the striker’s position so it is very amazing that after two matches you already are doubting your own opinion. I cannot understand that,” the United manager said in a spiky press conference on the eve of Tuesday’s Champions League play-off against Club Brugge at Old Trafford.“I have always confidence in my players but we don’t have only Wayne Rooney in the striker’s position.“We have also Adnan Januzaj, Chicharito [Javier Hernandez] and [James] Wilson so I don’t think we have a lack of strikers.” 1 Louis van Gaal and Wayne Rooney last_img read more

NFL tells L.A. to forget about new team, cites $1 billion cost of coliseum overhaul

first_imgLos Angeles officials have refused to talk about it, but the NFL flat out told them three months ago that a professional football team will not be coming to the Coliseum, the Daily News has learned. According to letters obtained by the Daily News, the city’s latest hope of luring an NFL team involved pleading for Los Angeles to host a Super Bowl to try to regenerate interest in moving a team to the city. Despite an apparent lack of interest from the National Football League last year, Coliseum Commission President and City Councilman Bernard Parks just months ago wrote again to invite the league to Los Angeles. But in an exchange of letters, NFL Vice President Neil Glat said league owners think the “economic risks” are too great to commit $1 billion to renovate the Coliseum. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.Rumors of the exchange surfaced over the summer, but officials refused to disclose details out of apparent concern that a deal with the NFL was still possible and that any release of information would quash potential options. “Unfortunately, notwithstanding all of our best efforts to identify a mutually acceptable solution, we have determined that the Coliseum renovation project as currently contemplated would create significant economic risks for the NFL, such that we are not prepared to move forward with the project at this point,” Glat wrote in the July18 letter. The response came less than a month after Parks and Coliseum Commissioner David Israel wrote to Glat noting that plans for the Coliseum are being developed with USC – its principal tenant. A deal with the University of Southern California, they wrote, would make it “extremely difficult to accommodate the return of an NFL team.” “The Coliseum Commission’s goal in the past and currently is to make our decision based on the best available information we have,” they wrote, adding they had heard reports that “the NFL will never come to the Coliseum.” They also wrote that “many sources” were saying “the L.A. market is used by the NFL as a negotiating tool against other cities.” They said they hoped to have a “clear message” from the league about the possibility of hosting a Super Bowl, having a marquee regular-season game or games at the stadium, or even having the league pay a fee to keep an option at the facility. But Glat flatly rejected the idea of a Super Bowl for Los Angeles, saying it “would be inconsistent with our current practice, given that Los Angeles is currently not home to an NFL team.” As for the other suggestions, Glat wrote that he could not commit the league to any specifics without additional information. At the same time, he said the Coliseum Commission should “make decisions that it perceives to be in the long-term best interest of the Coliseum.” Despite the strong language, Parks and Coliseum General Manager Pat Lynch said late last week that they are trying to keep the door open for future talks with the NFL. “All this means is that it will be team-driven and not NFL-driven,” Parks said. “The NFL has continued to make clear that they hope to have five teams in California in the next 10 to 15 years. “This is a multibillion-dollar operation, and you don’t resolve those issues overnight. I’m still optimistic.” Parks said California and Los Angeles present a unique challenge to the NFL because of the reluctance to use any tax dollars to benefit professional sports. Lynch echoed Parks but acknowledged there is no real drive now for professional football. “Right now, there is nothing going on, but that doesn’t mean something couldn’t happen in the future,” Lynch said. “Teams in other cities could be looking around. There are a number of people in this city who are interested in owning an NFL team, and no one knows what could happen.” But Lynch also acknowledged that he is not aware of any active local effort to try to buy a team. Still, Lynch said he holds out hope that something will be worked out with the NFL based on Glat’s comment in the letter that “we appreciate your efforts to explore a partnership … and look forward to continuing to work with you.” Nearly all of the Coliseum Commission’s recent efforts have been working with USC to try to develop a long-term lease to ensure the university’s football team will continue to play at the facility. To finance improvements, the panel has been exploring the possibility of selling naming rights. However, those familiar with the effort say initial estimates are far below what the commission had hoped for. Without a professional team serving as a draw, advertisers are said to be reluctant to pay premium amounts. The most recent protracted negotiations between the NFL and the Coliseum Commission began with Parks’ election in 2001 to the City Council. Parks’ district includes the facility, which has gone for 11 seasons without a professional football team after the Raiders left for Oakland amid a dispute over promised stadium improvements. The commission paid for a number of plans and environmental reviews and won local concessions to try to accommodate a team. But the deals also included a provision that no local tax dollars be used to finance improvements at the stadium beyond what could be provided by the Community Redevelopment Agency. After more than two years of discussions to develop a basic agreement – and costs for stadium improvements soaring to $1billion – NFL owners balked at a final deal. Now, an individual team would need to try to reach an agreement with the Coliseum Commission. The failed talks with the NFL are only the latest in a long history of problems with professional football in Los Angeles. Over the years, the Coliseum has served as home to the NFL’s Chargers, Rams and Raiders and several offshoot leagues including the U.S. Football League. The Rams’ then-owner Carroll Rosenblum complained about the Coliseum Commission, which is made up of three members representing city, county and state governments. The panel later got into a dispute with Al Davis and the Raiders over improvements, which led Davis to pull his team back to Oakland after a 10-year run in Los Angeles. For now, the prospects of an NFL team coming to Los Angeles are all but at a standstill. Glat wrote in July: “We recognize that at least one of the options likely to be embraced by the Commission would, as urged by the University of Southern California, preclude the possibility of an NFL team playing in the Coliseum for the foreseeable future.” rick.orlov@dailynews.com (213) 978-0390160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! 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Feud between families takes a deadly turn

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGame Center: Chargers at Kansas City Chiefs, Sunday, 10 a.m.When it was over, the father of one of the boys was dead, and now a grand jury is investigating. Police say the father, 29-year- old Franklin Jude, was struck in the face and fell, hitting his head on the pavement. He died five days later and was buried Monday. “Frank went down on the pavement and smacked his head really, really hard,” said Joanie Parsley, the mother of another student at West Broad Elementary School. “Frank didn’t even have time to flinch – that’s how fast it was.” The coroner ruled Jude’s death a homicide, but no charges have been filed. The case is under investigation, and a grand jury will hear evidence in the next few weeks. The other man was Grant Reese, 23, the boyfriend of the second boy’s mother. Reese insists he was defending himself and gave police his shirt covered with his own blood to prove he was hit. “As soon as he was hit in the nose, he struck the fellow in the jaw, which caused him to fall over,” said Reese’s attorney, Steven Larson. “He said it was instantaneous – `I got hit, I hit back.”‘ Events leading to the Oct. 10 fight began the day before outside the school on the city’s west side. Witnesses say the two men had words after school let out, upset because one of the boys pushed the other. The principal intervened, the police were called and the families were asked to return to the school the next morning for counseling. Violence is not uncommon in the area, a neighborhood of century-old homes where many residents struggle with poverty and drug abuse. A social worker was stabbed to death by a client in 2001 just a few houses away from the school. Jude and his fiancee, Jhonda Phillips, arrived at the school the following day for their meeting with the principal. A meeting with Reese and Star Caulley, the mother of the other fifth-grader, was scheduled for about an hour later. District spokesman Jeff Warner said the principal was careful to set up separate appointments because the families had feuded since last year. When his meeting was over, Jude waited in the parking lot while Phillips went back inside to give their son his lunch money. Caulley and her boyfriend arrived in a van, along with several of Caulley’s other children. Police are investigating what happened next.160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SCHOOLS: Sides were called to campus for counseling on their sons, but a fight broke out. By Andrew Welsh-Huggins THE ASSOCIATED PRESS COLUMBUS, Ohio – The plan was simple: Invite families feuding over problems between their fifth-grade sons to counseling sessions. But that went awry when the two families ran into each other in the parking lot and yet another fight broke out – this time between adults. last_img

Truck flip is a flop, but O.C. daredevil survives

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORECoach Doc Rivers a “fan” from way back of Jazz’s Jordan ClarksonMillen says he successfully landed the 360-degree back flip three times into the cardboard boxes before the final training jump ended with the crash. He says he’s disappointed he won’t be able to perform the trick on New Year’s Eve as planned, but “happy that I will be able to walk again.” Millen is president of R. Millen Motorsport Sales in Huntington Beach. An Orange County daredevil was hurt while practicing a back flip in his off-road truck for a New Year’s Eve stunt in Las Vegas. The truck landed upside down on concrete after the failed attempt at the former El Toro air station in Irvine on Dec. 22. Rhys Millen, 35, was hospitalized with neck and back injuries and has now returned to his San Juan Capistrano home. Millen was training to be the first person to complete a back flip off a ramp in an off-road racing truck. He was planning to make the record run for ESPN’s broadcast of the “Red Bull Experiment” from the Rio hotel and casino. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Nighthawk set for retirement

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MORESanta Anita opens winter meet Saturday with loaded card New Mexico Sens. Pete Domenici and Jeff Bingaman, who represent Holloman Air Force Base from where the F-117As are deployed, vowed to review the Air Force plans to ensure the aircraft is not being retired prematurely. The proposed plan calls for retiring 10 aircraft, with the remainder to be put out of service in 2008. While the Nighthawk may be what some defense experts call “aging iron,” Dan Goure, a senior analyst for the Lexington Institute defense think tank in Washington, D.C., questioned the wisdom of retiring it with only a handful of F-22s and no F-35 joint strike fighters online yet to replace them. “It’s pretty damn risky,” Goure said. Likewise for the U-2, he said, “The question is: Do we really have anything at present to replace it?” The 2007 budget also delivered a long-anticipated blow to Long Beach, officially revealing that the Pentagon will not request any more Boeing Co. C-17 military cargo transports once the current order for 180 planes is fulfilled in 2008. While the plan calls for storing production equipment to keep open the possibility of procuring more C-17s in the future, officials noted that stopping and reopening the line would double the price of the aircraft, making it an unlikely scenario. WASHINGTON – The F-117A Nighthawk, the stealth fighter that launched Operation Iraqi Freedom, is “long in the tooth” and among the Southern California defense programs being put out to pasture, Pentagon officials said Monday as they unveiled a record $493.3 billion budget that eliminates some of the region’s most prominent aircraft. In addition to retiring the Nighthawk, the budget calls for retiring the U-2 reconnaissance aircraft, both modified by Lockheed Martin workers in Palmdale, while making room for the unmanned Global Hawk reconnaissance aircraft. That aircraft, a Northrop Grumman program, also is assembled in Palmdale. “This is a function of modernization on the Air Force’s part,” Vice Adm. Evan Chanik, the Joint Staff’s director of force structure, said Monday of the cuts. “It allows them to take older aircraft that are getting long in the tooth, that are costing more to maintain, more to fly (and) allows them to modernize the force.” Lockheed Martin spokeswoman Dianne Knippel said the company is “disappointed” with the Pentagon’s decision on the Nighthawk and U-2s, but noted that with the president’s annual proposed budget, “submission is always the first step.” Without the intervention of Congress, the U.S. faces the closure of the last assembly line capable of building large transport planes, said David Sommers, spokesman for Los Angeles County Supervisor Don Knabe. The Long Beach plant employs 6,500. “That’s the last one. That’s it,” Sommers said. Lisa Friedman, (202) 662-8731 lisa.friedman@langnews.com 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more