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Ryder Cup postponed to 2021 due to coronavirus

first_img Promoted ContentThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreSome Impressive And Almost Shocking Robots That ExistPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?17 Mind-Blowing Makeovers By Makeup Artist Vanessa Davis9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A TattooFantastic-Looking (and Probably Delicious) Bread Art7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny8 Things You Didn’t Know About Coffee7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market Value “We considered all options, including playing with a limited attendance, but all our stakeholders agreed this would dilute the magic of this great occasion,” Europe’s Ryder Cup director Guy Kinnings said. US captain Steve Stricker and Europe counterpart Padraig Harrington agreed it would be better to wait than stage a Ryder Cup without spectators. “When you think of the Ryder Cup, you think of the distinctive atmosphere generated by the spectators, such as around the first tee at Le Golf National two years’ ago,” Harrington said. “If that cannot be responsibly recreated at Whistling Straits in September, then it is correct that we all wait until it can be.” Stricker, a Wisconsin native, agreed, saying, “While it is disappointing the Ryder Cup won’t be played this year, the decision to reschedule is the right thing to do under the circumstances. Now we have the opportunity to showcase the event as it was meant to be seen.” Both sides will examine how rosters will be assembled, with Europe’s qualifying process frozen until January 2021, Harrington saying golfers should not feel extra pressure to play now given COVID-19 issues. The return to odd-numbered years means Bethpage Black near New York will host in 2025 and the 100th anniversary edition of the Ryder Cup will be played at Ireland’s Adare Manor in 2027. The Presidents Cup change means the US PGA’s Wells Fargo Championship will be played next year at Quail Hollow but move to TPC Potomac in suburban Washington DC in 2022 while the team event is played at the Charlotte, North Carolina, layout. Loading… Read Also: Ighalo thrilled as Pogba, James show off dancing skills (video) The British Open, originally scheduled for next week at Royal St. George’s, was called off due to COVID-19. The Masters was rescheduled from April to November while the PGA Championship switched from May to August and the US Open moved from June to September. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 This year’s Ryder Cup golf showdown between Europe and the United States was postponed to 2021 on Wednesday, becoming the latest major sports event disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic. The PGA of America, Ryder Cup Europe and the US PGA Tour announced the 43rd edition of the biennial matches, which had been set for Whistling Straits in Wisconsin on September 25-27, will instead be staged on September 24-26, 2021. Safety concerns rose as COVID-19 cases continue to soar across the United States and no one involved wanted to stage a Ryder Cup without the passionate crowds whose cheers and songs animate an atmosphere unique in golf. “As disappointing as this is, our mandate to do all we can to safeguard public health is what matters most,” PGA of America chief executive officer Seth Waugh said. “The spectators who support both the US and European sides are what make the Ryder Cup such a unique and compelling event and playing without them was not a realistic option.” A planned 2021 Presidents Cup between a US squad and the non-European Internationals team at Quail Hollow will be delayed until September 22-25, 2022, with a Ryder Cup in Rome pushed back a year to 2023. The postponement is the first for the Ryder Cup since 2001, when September 11 terrorist attacks upon New York and Washington prompted the matches to be delayed a year. The Cup also went unplayed from 1939-1945 due to World War II. Holders Europe will keep for another year the trophy won in France in 2018. The worldwide COVID-19 outbreak has prevented spectators from attending golf events, including US PGA Tour tournaments, after its return in June from a three-month shutdown. Guidance from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as well as state and local officials prompted the decision, with health considerations the top priority. “Our medical experts and the public authorities in Wisconsin could not give us certainty that conducting an event responsibly with thousands of spectators in September would be possible,” Waugh said. “Given that uncertainty, we knew rescheduling was the right call.” – ‘Right thing to do’ – World number one Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland and fellow four-time major champion Brooks Koepka of the United States were among top players who did not want a Ryder Cup without fans.last_img read more

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Bardsley: Team spirit was dead

first_img Press Association On a personal note, Bardsley continues to thrive after appearing to be on his way out of the club following the breakdown of his relationship with Di Canio. The 28-year-old full-back was sent to train with the club’s Under-21s during the summer, but since being recalled to the fold by Poyet he has made himself all but indispensable. Bardsley said: “It was probably one of the lowest points of my career, to be honest with you. But when the manager called me back into the squad, I knew I had more to offer this football club. “I’m thankful for the opportunity he gave me and I thought I had to repay him with performances. Hopefully I’m doing that.” Sunderland will entertain Southampton on Saturday having dragged themselves off the foot of the table and to within a point of safety, although what has happened behind the scenes has been just as important. Bardsley told the Sunderland Echo: “You have got to have a very good team spirit. I think that was beyond dead six months ago. Now we have dug it out. “The manager came in and gave the players a new lease of life, and everyone is taking their opportunity. That’s what you need week in, week out because there’s decent competition at the club. “When he came in, the team only had one point, but now we are on the way to getting out of it.” Four days after the home clash with the Saints, the Black Cats will head for Manchester United defending a 2-1 Capital One Cup semi-final first-leg lead, but it is the fight for top-flight survival which remains the priority. That looked a long shot just a few weeks ago, but a run of six league games which has brought just one defeat and, more importantly, two victories has rekindled belief. Bardsley said: “Absolutely, we believe we can do it. We are in our own mini-league and if we win on Saturday against Southampton, we are three points behind Hull in 10th. “That’s unbelievable when you look back three or four weeks ago. We need to just focus on ourselves and win as many games as possible.” Defender Phil Bardsley has admitted Sunderland’s team spirit was “beyond dead” under former manager Paolo Di Canio. The Italian departed after just 13 games at the helm in September last year, with morale at the club shattered following a disastrous start to the season. By the time Gus Poyet replaced him, the Black Cats had collected just a single point from their opening seven Barclays Premier League games, and although it has been far from plain sailing since, the Uruguayan has sparked a significant recovery. last_img read more

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Weekend split for women’s tennis

first_imgHistory teetered on repeating itself for the Wisconsin women’s tennis team this weekend, as it played host to Penn State and Indiana. A year ago to the week, the Badgers beat the Nittany Lions 4-3 in a lengthy road match before dropping 5-2 at the hands of the Hoosiers two days later.The setting seemed to make little difference, as Wisconsin disposed of Penn State 4-3 at home this year, with the Saturday match weighing in at a remarkable five and a half hours, before No. 26 Indiana dampened the weekend festivities with a 5-2 victory over the Badgers.”For us, I felt like Michigan [last Saturday] was a low. … We made some adjustments, we talked about it, and I feel like Michigan State [last Sunday], Penn State [Saturday] and [Indiana] today — three matches in a row — we’ve competed hard and we’ve fought hard,” head coach Patti Henderson said. “Indiana is very good, and we fought hard. … If we continue to compete like that, we’re very close.”Saturday’s win snapped an eight-game losing streak for a Badger squad that has been riddled by injury for the bulk of the spring season. But with Sunday’s defeat marking the ninth loss in 10 matches, once realistic hopes of the team making its third trip to the NCAA tournament in as many years began to fade.”It’s really hard to say. We still have Purdue, and we still have Iowa, and those two teams are ranked teams,” Henderson said. “I’d say it’s slim, but pride is a pretty big thing.”Sophomores Morgan Tuttle and Chelsea Nusslock did each claim their second individual victories in a trifecta of efforts over the weekend, with both having notched singles wins over Michigan State last weekend before the former athlete claimed a 6-4, 6-1 come-from-behind victory against Indiana’s Alba Berdala Sunday after the latter athlete proved Saturday’s hero with a victory-clinching 6-7(3), 7-5, 7-5 win over Penn State’s Andreea Niculescu.”It feels wonderful,” Tuttle said, “[e]specially coming back from behind and knowing that I can come back.”Notably, Saturday’s Hoosier win did mark the 300th career Big Ten win for coach Lin Loring, who has racked up some 674 total victories in 29 years at the helm of Indiana.”I’m most proud of our consistency. We only have 61 conference losses with those 300 wins, so it’s just year in and year out, we’ve been pretty competitive,” Loring said. “A lot of people get the credit. I’ve just been driving the ship for 29 years.”Meanwhile, this weekend looks to be the final frame in which the Badgers will be forced to compete sans team ace Caitlin Burke, who has been out of action since February with a rib injury she sustained in play against Notre Dame. When the Badgers travel to Iowa and Minnesota next week, Burke looks to be off the sidelines and back on the court.”I’m practicing [Monday] for the first time in a while, so we’ll see how my rib is feeling and go from there,” Burke said. “And if it’s feeling good, I’ll be playing this weekend.”last_img read more

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Irish continue to challenge for honours in Vuelta

first_imgThe pan-flat 167 kilomtre route takes the riders inland from Rota to Alcalá de Guadaíra.Ireland’s Nicolas Roche is 3rd overall – 15 seconds behind race leader Esteban Chaves of Columbia.Dan Martin is 4th – 9 seconds further back.last_img

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Drop Kwarasey for Fatau- Damba

first_imgFormer Ghana goalkeeper Abubakar Damba says Fatau Dauda deserves to start in post for the Black Stars ahead of Stromsgodset Adams Kwarasey at the 2013 Africa Cup of Nations.The Ashgold goalkeeper has been on top of his game in the Ghanaian top flight and his performance in Ghana’s 3-0 victory over Egypt won him more admirers.Norway-based Kwarasey has been the number one choice for the Black Stars since Richard Kingston’s stint with Ghana ended in September, 2011.Most pundits in Ghana as well as top officials of the Ghana FA have mentioned that the two goalkeepers are almost on the same level.This is different from what happened in the past when Kingston was seen as miles ahead of the local ones.“Looking at the trend and Dauda’s performances, especially in the local league, I think he has come of age and really prepared for the challenge,” Damba told Radio XYZ. “If you look at the Egypt game, he kept a clean sheet and was very confident in post.“For me, I think Fatau Dauda is the best now and should be a starter for Ghana at the 2013 Afcon,” Damba who until last week was goalkeeper’s trainer of Accra Hearts of Oak said.The Black Stars will leave Abu Dhabi on Wednesday for South Africa ahead of their opening Group B game against Congo DR on Sunday.last_img read more

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Dodgers sign first-round pick Bobby Miller

first_imgThe Dodgers signed first-round draft pick Bobby Miller, a right-hander out of Louisville, for a reported $2.2 million on Friday.The Dodgers have now signed two of their six draft picks, also inking fifth-round pick Gavin Stone, a right-hander out of Central Arkansas, earlier this week.The two picks signed for a combined $2.3 million, which is $447,000 below the slot values for those picks. That would leave the Dodgers extra money to sign their other four picks.Miller was considered one of the hardest throwers in this year’s draft, with a fastball that touched 100 mph. He had a 2.31 ERA in 23 1/3 innings before the college baseball season was shut down in March because of the coronavirus. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Ronaldo nominated for FIFA player award

first_imgParis, France | AFP |Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo leads the nominees unveiled on Thursday for the Best FIFA Men’s Player 2017 award.The 32-year-old Portuguese captain is favourite to retain the title he won last year after success in both the Champions League and La Liga.Among the 24 men’s nominees are Ronaldo’s Real Madrid teammates Dani Carvajal, Toni Kroos, Marcelo, Luka Modric, Keylor Navas and Sergio Ramos.The list also includes Barcelona rivals Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez, as well as Paris Saint-Germain’s record signing Neymar.Champions League finalists with Juventus, Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon and teammate Paulo Dybala are also in the running, alongside former Juventus player Leonardo Bonucci, who has since signed for AC Milan.The other nominees include Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Antoine Griezmann (Atlético Madrid), Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Andres Iniesta (Barcelona), Harry Kane (Tottenham), N’Golo Kante (Chelsea), Robert Lewandowski (Bayern Munich), Manuel Neuer (Bayern Munich), Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal) and Arturo Vidal (Bayern Munich).Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane heads the list of 12 nominees for the men’s coach of the year award.Other candidates include Antonio Conte, who led Chelsea to the English title, Manchester United’s Europa League-winning coach Jose Mourinho and Massimiliano Allegri of Juventus. Zidane has enjoyed a glorious year in charge of Madrid as they successfully defended the European Cup — the first team to do so in the Champions League era.Real also won La Liga, the first time they had been champions of Spain and Europe in the same year since 1958.He has won seven trophies since succeeding Rafael Benitez as coach of Madrid in January last year, including the UEFA Super Cup and Spanish Super Cup this month.Last year’s winner Carli Lloyd of the United States is one of ten nominees for the women’s award. The Houston Dash midfielder had a loan spell at Manchester City last season.Barcelona forward Lieke Martens and Arsenal striker Vivianne Miedema, both winners of the women’s Euro 2017 with the Netherlands, are also on the list.The winners will be decided by a jury of club and international coaches, media representatives and fans.The prize — one of a new set of awards organised by FIFA following their split with Ballon d’Or organisers France Football magazine — will be handed over in London on October 23.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

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Fall Arts Walk Returns to Downtown Olympia

first_imgFacebook215Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by The City of OlympiaMark your calendar for Arts Walk LI! On Friday, October 2, from 5:00 – 10:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 3 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m., 91 downtown businesses will open their doors to showcase the wonderfully rich and diverse resource of visual and performing arts of the South Sound Region. Enjoy two days of drawings, paintings, prints, sculpture, ceramics, photography, fibers and other visual art. Take in diverse performing arts, from family theater to a variety of musical styles and dance! Whatever art form moves you, chances are you’ll find it downtown during Arts Walk. Arts Walk maps are available at participating locations, The Olympia Center, 222 Columbia St. NW and Olympia City Hall, 601 4th Ave E, after September 21.  You can also download/view a digital version after Sept 21 at olympiawa.gov/artswalk.For youth and families, the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department sponsors a hands-on activity area with the Hands on Children’s Museum. Stop by Friday, October 2, at Washington Street and 5th Avenue between 5:00 – 9:00 p.m. for kid’s face painting and art making.The Arts Walk map cover this fall features the artwork of Doyle Fanning, In the Night Sky. Fanning is a photographer, printmaker and paper cut artist living and working in Olympia, Washington.  Since 2003, her work has been exhibited throughout the south sound and as far away as Yakima, Tieton and Laguna Beach, CA. Earlier this year, her work was featured in the “Her Story” juried exhibit at the Gallery in the Minnaert Center for the Arts and in an exhibit at Childhood’s End Gallery. Regarding her artwork for the Arts Walk cover: “In the Night Sky suggests a solitary moment of silent beauty as the year comes to an end and turns in on itself. A time of reflection and wonder only known in the darkest days of the year. It is in those restful moments that the seeds of spring and renewed life take root.”Sponsored by; Arts Walk is sponsored by the City of Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation Department and the Olympia Arts Commission, with support provided by Art House Designs, Capitol City Press, Mixx 96 FM, and the Washington State Employees Credit Union along with participating artists and businesses.For more information, please contact Olympia Parks, Arts & Recreation, at 360.753.8380 or olympiaparks@ci.olympia.wa.uslast_img read more

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RBR Ed Foundation To Hold Sept. 28 Day at Races

first_imgLITTLE SILVER – The Red Bank Regional Educational Foundation (RBREF) will present its fourth annual Day at the Races from noon to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 28 at Monmouth Park.The afternoon has been planned as a family event of horse racing, good friends and food at the Monmouth Park Reserved Picnic Area.Tickets are $50 per person; $25 for RBR faculty, staff and hall of famers; $10 for students, ages 13-18; and free for children 12 and younger. Tickets include admission, racing program and pen and a gourmet lunch. Light spirits and soft drinks are included.New this year for an additional $5, guests can enjoy the new miniature golf course located at the track.The event also will feature a 50/50 and sponsored RBREF race, after which, the 50/50 winner will have his or her picture taken in the winner’s circle.Monmouth Park is located at 175 Oceanport Ave. in Oceanport.All proceeds will fund the RBREF mission of providing grants to support a wide range of educational enrichment, much of which is not included in an increasingly tight school budget.Tickets are limited – last year’s event sold out – and can be purchased online at www.rbrhs.org/Community/EF/events.aspx or by contacting RBREF president Paul Noglows at 732-345-0447 or emailing to RBR.Ed.Found@ comcast.net.Since 2008, the education foundation has put to work nearly $100,000 in the classrooms of Red Bank Regional High School with all money raised used to directly enhance education at RBR.last_img read more

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Guiao hails Ravena-Alas backcourt as NLEX’s future

first_imgMOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “Even when he wasn’t born yet, his father was my player,” said Guiao. “We’re very close to Bong and Mozzy, but it’s not really that closeness that made us decide to pick him. What he has earned for himself through the years, he has proven that he is a winner, and he has proven that he’s an intelligent player who can play in any system.”With Ravena in tow, Guiao likes what he has as he sees Ravena forming a deadly backcourt duo with Kevin Alas.“Kiefer’s style is good for our system. Now, we have a K-and-K tandem, Kevin and Kiefer in our backcourt and they’ll be the future of this team,” he said as he expects his rookie to bring in instant impact with the Road Warriors.“Kiefer is coming to the league that he doesn’t need a lot of the learning experience that the other guards have to go through. He doesn’t need that long of an adjustment period. But I’d like to see him improve his outside shooting and his consistency, maybe being able to defend bigger guards also. He doesn’t need to improve much.”ADVERTISEMENT Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene UP coach Perasol not focused on standings as race to Final Four heats up Kiefer Ravena. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netTwenty-five years ago, then-Swift coach Yeng Guiao missed his chance on drafting his former player in the amateur ranks Bong Ravena in the 1992 PBA Draft as the deadeye gunner was selected one pick ahead by San Miguel.Fast forward to 2017 and the fiery coach once again had a chance to draft another Ravena, Bong’s son Kiefer.ADVERTISEMENT Luckily for Guiao, lightning didn’t strike twice as San Miguel went with Christian Standhardinger as the top pick, allowing NLEX to draft the younger Ravena at second in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft on Sunday.READ: Rookie Ravena hopes to bring leadership at NLEXFEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“It’s no surprise because from the beginning, he was really the one we’re eyeing,” Guiao.Guiao and the Ravenas share a tight-knit relationship given their history but he said it wasn’t the reason why he drafted Kiefer. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson 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 Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours View commentslast_img read more

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