Iijima edges Yokomine in playoff

first_img IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 BIBAI, Hokkaido – Akane Iijima birdied the final hole of regulation and then edged Sakura Yokomine in a playoff Sunday to win the Golf 5 Ladies for her second career title and first this year. Iijima moved back into a share of the lead twice in the final four holes and sealed her first victory since the Kinmirai Tsuushin Queens in March last year when Yokomine failed to save par on the fourth extra hole at Alpen Golf Club’s Bibai Course. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img

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UK’s Leading Motivational Speaker Comes To Ashton Gate

first_imgBOOK NOWRiot police officer, milkman and salesman were just a few of the jobs Adrian held, before he moved into the I.T industry and discovered an ability to motivate and inspire others.His speciality is delivering key messages and effective take-away tools in a humorous and completely unique style that audiences can easily relate to and remember.Adrian’s motivational speeches and workshops help people, at all levels, and from diverse backgrounds, make a very real difference in their workplace.Drawing on his vast amount of practical experience as a motivator, high performance team builder, leadership, behavioural change and customer service expert, Adrian Webster takes audiences on an emotional roller coaster ride.Adrian brings to life a whole new world of fun motivational terminology and characters from his best-selling series of ‘Polar Bear Pirates‘ books that everyone can instantly identify with, take away and put to good use.Delegate tickets are available for £35+VATBOOK NOWTickets available online at tickets.bristol-sport.co.ukWe would also like to thank our Headline Sponsor Sounds Commercial for their support.last_img read more

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Video | UK’s Aaron Harrison at the NBA Combine

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Gamecocks football photos of the year

first_imgUSC quarterback Dylan Thompson (17) celebrates after running the ball in for the touchdown late in the third quarter against Georgia at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia on Saturday, September 13, 2014.last_img

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Fulham youngsters beaten by United

first_imgRobin van Persie scored twice as Fulham’s youngsters were beaten 4-1 by Manchester United at Craven Cottage in their final match of the Under-21 Premier League season. Van Persie, who also hit the woodwork twice, opened the scoring for United early on and they were three up by half-time courtesy of Joe Rothwell’s brace.Noe Baba almost pulled a goal back for Fulham in the second half but his shot was superbly saved by keeper Anders Lindegaard.AdChoices广告Van Persie netted again nine minutes from the end of a resounding win for the visitors, whose line-up also included Adnan Januzaj.Fulham got a late consolation when Stevie Humphrys headed in Luca de la Torre’s injury-time cross.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

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QPR offered potential deal to sign Morrison

first_imgSee also:Rangers put their faith in ‘angel’ MorrisonRedknapp: Morrison should go abroadRangers move closer to signing MorrisonFerdinand explains QPR’s Morrison pursuit “He’s such a fantastic talent and it’ll be such a shame if he doesn’t become a great player.”Former QPR manager Harry Redknapp on Ravel MorrisonHe made 15 league appearances, scoring six goals, during a loan spell at QPR in 2014, helping the club reach the play-offs – which they won to secure promotion back to the top flight.Now back in the Championship following last season’s relegation, and with director of football Les Ferdinand and head coach Chris Ramsey at the helm, the club are looking to rebuild.They have some reservations about the wayward Morrison, who was booted out of Manchester United before his troubled spell at West Ham, who also loaned him to Cardiff and Birmingham after he fell out of favour at Upton Park.However, he did impress for much of his spell at Loftus Road after being brought in by Harry Redknapp.Former Rangers manager Redknapp later advised Morrison to move abroad in order to fulfil his potential.[polldaddy poll=8928692] Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebookcenter_img QPR are considering signing Ravel Morrison if he is allowed to leave Lazio.Morrison, 22, agreed a move to Italy after being shown the door by West Ham in February and Fifa rules mean he was unable to play for Lazio last season.He is unhappy in Rome and his representatives, who are trying to negotiate his release, have contacted Rangers about the possibility of a deal.AdChoices广告last_img read more

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Holloway: I’m the man to help Caulker

first_img“That’s my duty of care; to help him be the best he can be. He’s said he’s wandered off that path a few times and he needs some help. Well I’m the man to help him. “And I need our supporters to help him, because he genuinely wants help and he needs it. “I know when we go to away grounds that won’t happen, because that’s football and people think that’s banter.”Caulker, who played under Celtic boss Brendan Rodgers at Swansea City, is now in the final year of a four-year contract at Loftus Road.He was signed from Cardiff City for £8m in the summer of 2014 and has made only 48 league appearances for the R’s. He has not played a first-team match since last October and has been warned by the club after a series of misdemeanours.QPR lost patience with him when he was arrested and charged with failing to provide a breath sample following an incident in Windsor in March.It was the fourth time Caulker had been in trouble with the police and came less than a month after he was fined for throwing objects at passers-by at Clapham Junction station.He pleaded guilty to being drunk and disorderly after that offence, was fined £650 and ordered to pay £85 costs.Removing his lucrative contract from their wage bill would help QPR’s efforts to add to their squad within the club’s budgetary restrictions.Rangers are keen to sign a striker and remain interested in Barnsley’s Andy Yiadom despite reports of Premier League interest in the right-back. See also:QPR losing patience with CaulkerQPR delay move for Watford defender HobanCaulker ‘in a fantastic place’ – HollowayQPR assessing Cousins’ latest injuryQPR training pitch aggravates Hall injury, says HollowayQPR’s Caulker returns to actionFormer midfielder Rowlands given QPR roleCaulker to start for QPR in cup gameQPR’s Caulker says he’s ‘starting again’ after being ‘set free’ Ian Holloway says he can help Steven Caulker turn his career around. Caulker has recently spoken of his mental health issues and addictions to alcohol and gambling.AdChoices广告The 25-year-old has since resumed training and on Tuesday evening he returned to action, playing 70 minutes of a friendly at non-League Billericay Town.Caulker could join Celtic before the transfer window closes – talks have taken place with the Glasgow club, who appear to be interested in a potential deal.However, Holloway has suggested that Caulker will be part of his squad.And the Rangers boss has also declared that he is the right person to help Caulker.Holloway said: “I’m there all day long for him. I want to help him. I’m going to try and help this boy. This boy is someone’s son and I’m going to help him. Embed from Getty Imagescenter_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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‘Everyone agrees’ at club on Liverpool player, Reds hoping to make…

first_imgAged 29 and starting just 29% of Liverpool’s Premier League games, it might be time for Dejan Lovren to find himself a new club where he can start week in, week out. Luckily for him, Lazio in Italy are reportedly looking for a new ‘top’ defender this summer, and the Croatia international is the latest profile to be added to their list.The news comes from Il Messaggero in Italy, who claim ‘everyone agrees’ the centre-back fits the kind of player the club are looking for, ideal to slot in right next to Francesco Acerbi.Liverpool are said to have given Lovren the green light to talk to club after the Champions League, with a view to making somewhere between €10-12m from the defender’s sale, whom they bought off Southampton for £22.8m back in 2014.Embed from Getty ImagesThe Reds’ relationship with Lazio is said to be good after successful talks for Lucas Leiva and Luis Alberto in the past, even if the whole Bobby Adekanye situation wasn’t ideal.Five years and a contract extension later, it seems the Reds and the 29-year-old are finally ending their adventure together, although the defender probably won’t be short of offers, with Napoli and Milan also said to be taking a look at him.by Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameBuild a City, Trade With Your Neighbors, Play With Your FriendsForge of Empires – Free Online GameUndo聽多多 Hearmore.asia1969年前出生的香港居民現可免費試戴頂尖的歐洲助聽器聽多多 Hearmore.asiaUndoDating.comTung Chung is actually full of single men. Check them out on this premium dating site!Dating.comUndo熱門話題小心會長過頭…網友推爆:「真的長得超誇張!」熱門話題UndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoMisterStocksThese Hilarious Photos Were Captured On The SubwayMisterStocksUndoPerfect-Dating.comThousands of successful men are looking for women in Tung ChungPerfect-Dating.comUndoKeto减肥1個簡單的妙招一夜「融化」腹部贅肉(今晚試試)Keto减肥UndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

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Big Red Coach Keith Guy’s district title streak reaches an amazing 16 straight seasons

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Some win quite a few, if they stick around long enough and maintain good programs.But Muskegon’s Keith Guy might be in a class of his own in that category, because his teams have won district championships every year of his long varsity career.That’s right – every single year.Guy’s Muskegon boys basketball team beat Reeths-Puffer 64-54 on Friday to capture its seventh straight district championship. That means Guy has won districts every year he’s been at Muskegon.Muskegon Coach Keith Guy talks with his team during a timeout. Photo/Craig SmithBut his streak goes back a lot further than that. Guy previously coached at Muskegon Heights, where his Tigers won nine straight district titles, between 2004 and 2012.That means Guy’s teams have hoisted a district championship trophy every year for the past 16. If that’s not a state record, it has to be close.Of course winning districts means a ticket to regionals, which will begin on Tuesday for the Big Reds, when they meet East Kentwood at Holland West Ottawa High School at 6 p.m. The winner will advance to Thursday’s regional title game.But before all of that starts, it’s well worth noting Guy’s incredible streak in districts.“I have no idea, to be honest,” said Guy, when asked if any other coach he’s heard of has ever won 16 straight district titles. “I guess I’ve just been blessed and fortunate.“We’ve been doing it so long, some people take it for granted, but I don’t. Every year it gets sweeter and sweeter for me. Some teams never win a district.”Guy grew up in Muskegon Heights and played basketball at his hometown high school under legendary coach Lee Gilbert, who won two state titles during a long career.Guy hoists the 2016 Class A district championship trophy. Photo/Tim ReillyHe has always made it clear that his primary goal is to win state championships, and his teams have frequently made impressive runs. His Big Reds pulled it off in 2013-14, posting an undefeated record and cruising to the Class A state title. His 2012-13 and 2015-16 Muskegon squads made it to the state quarterfinals.At Muskegon Heights, Guys’ Tigers advanced to the Class B state finals in 2005 and 2011.As Guy told LSJ a few years ago, “I’ve been chasing that (state championship) dream since I was in high school and we lost to Saginaw Buena Vista in the semifinals,” he said. “That’s always been a goal of mine, and I’m greedy. I want to continue to get there and win.”But state titles aside, Guy has a strong appreciation of what it means to win districts and be the best in the area, year after year.It’s evidence that an elite program remains in good shape, with no big drop-off in performance. That’s hard to maintain, with different groups of players coming and going every year, and local rivals all gunning for you every season, according to Guy.Guy communicates with a player. Photo/Tim Reilly“It’s hard to get to the top, and even harder to stay on top,” Guy said. “Every night everyone is expecting perfection from you, but sometimes you’re not able to give your best, and you can lose. That’s what makes this so special, to sustain that level of success, when you know if you let your guard down somebody may knock you off.”Guy says one of the compelling parts of his job is taking a new group of players every year and molding them into a team that can keep the district title streak going – and perhaps go a lot farther.“Each group has its own identity and its own strengths and weaknesses,” he said. “We have to figure out what those are, try to build on the strengths, and get the best out of the group. That’s the fun part of coaching – the different challenges that each year brings.”One key to success, according to Guy, is putting in a lot of long hours.“It’s a lot harder than people think,” he said. “We don’t just roll the balls out. It takes a lot of hard work by the kids, and a lot of work by the assistant coaches with skill development. It doesn’t just happen.“We put a lot of time in. It can be a 24-hour job, and it’s a year-round thing. Kids want to be in the gym, I like to be in the gym, and it’s a way for kids to not only work on their craft, but stay out of trouble.”While the Big Red players are clearly focused on their next challenge in regionals, Guy said they were more than excited to win that district trophy on Friday.“You should have seen our locker room on Friday night,” the coach said. “They were very happy to win it. We don’t take it lightly or for granted at all. To win a state title, you have to win districts. 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Superb Zaman blasts Pakistan to tri-series final win over Australia

first_imgHARARE, (Reuters) – Opener Fakhar Zaman smashed a career-best 91 from 46 balls as Pakistan defeated Australia by six wickets in a record run chase to lift the tri-series trophy at the Harare Sports Club in Zimbabwe on Sunday. Australia won the toss and elected to bat on a flat track in the final, posting 183 for eight in their 20 overs with the innings anchored by opener D’Arcy Short’s stylish 76 from 53 balls.Pakistan were in trouble early on in their reply as they lost their first two wickets with just two runs on the scoreboard.But Zaman launched a ferocious counter-attack with an innings that included 12 fours and three sixes, bringing up his half-century in 30 balls. Pakistan, who top the global rankings in Twenty20 cricket, won the game with four balls to spare to secure victory in the final of the series that also involved hosts Zimbabwe.  It is Pakistan’s highest successful run chase in Twenty20 International cricket and their ninth successive series win in the shortest format of the game.“It was a great team effort. Credit to the bowlers and then Fakhar Zaman and (Shoaib) Malik (43 not out) finished it for us,” Pakistan captain Sarfraz Ahmed said at the post-match presentation.“There were some dropped catches in the field but we took the momentum in the second innings. Credit to the boys and management.” Australia skipper Aaron Finch (47), who shared a run-a-ball opening stand of 95 with Short, felt his side should have posted closer to 200 on what was a good batting wicket.“I thought we should have got around 200 and we just kept losing wickets, which stalled the momentum,” he said.“Pakistan played well. I thought we started well with the ball but Fakhar Zaman played one hell of a knock. A 90-odd in a T20 game is hard to beat.” Pakistan handed a debut to opener Sahibzada Farhan, who was out for a duck without facing a legal delivery.Seamer Glenn Maxwell’s ball to him slid down the legside and was called a wide, but the batsman fell over in the crease and was stumped by wicketkeeper Alex Carey.last_img read more

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