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Baba, Iijima set tone at Golf 5 Ladies

first_imgShiho Oyama was one stroke off the pace in her return from a yearlong injury layoff, along with South Korean Lim Eun A, Rikako Morita and Yumiko Yoshida.The 2006 Japan LPGA money leader had surgery on her left elbow last December.Defending champion Shinobu Moromizato opened with a 70, leaving her tied for 12th with 11 others.Nobuko Kizawa, who captured her first career title at the Nitori Ladies last week at age 40, was a shot further back. Ishikawa slips FUJIKAWAGUCHIKO , Yamanashi Pref. (Kyodo) Defending champion Ryo Ishikawa lost his overnight lead to Han Lee on Friday, only managing an even-par 71 in the second round of the Fujisankei Classic.Ishikawa was tied with former high school golfing teammate Shunsuke Sonoda for second at 5-under 137, two behind the American at Fujizakura Country Club.Looking for his eighth career JGTO title and second of 2010, the 18-year-old star double-bogeyed the par-4 first hole and mixed five birdies with three bogeys the rest of the way.Ishikawa needed 33 putts, six more than he took in the opening round. On the par-5 third, he reached the green in two shots but four-putted for a bogey.American Lee, playing in his third year on the Japanese tour, had five birdies and two bogeys.Akio Sadakata and Kiradech Aphibarnrat of Thailand shared fourth place at 4 under after 68s.Shingo Katayama (68) and Yuta Ikeda (69) were in a seven-way tie for 11th at 2 under. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 MIZUNAMI, Gifu Pref. – Yukari Baba and Akane Iijima shot 5-under 67s to share the first-round lead at the Golf 5 Ladies on Friday.Baba made all five of her birdies on the back nine in a flawless round, while Iijima had six birdies against her lone bogey on the 18th hole at Mizunami Country Club.center_img GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMESlast_img read more

BLM Rescinds Campfire Restrictions for Southcentral and Interior

first_imgInformation on statewide wildfires can be found at or by contacting the Alaska Interagency Fire Information Office at (907) 356-5511. A fire prevention order banning all open fires was issued by BLM Alaska July 12 in response to extreme fire danger throughout many areas of the state. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) lifted its campfire ban on Tuesday on all Southcentral and Interior Alaska BLM-managed public lands in response to recent rain and cooler temperatures that significantly reduce the risk of wildfires. There are approximately 256 active fires in Alaska, 19 of which are still staffed by firefighting personnel. Approximately 608 fires have burned an estimated 2.2 million acres this year.center_img Even with the moderated fire behavior, wildland fire managers ask visitors and residents keep themselves and others safe by exercising extreme caution with any kind of activity that could spark a wildfire. Fire season is not yet over in Alaska. Campfires are never allowed on the BLM Campbell Tract within the Municipality of Anchorage.last_img read more

UK football lands prized 2016 D-tackle

first_imgMark Stoops of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to his teams play against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Commonwealth Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky.Mark Stoops of the Kentucky Wildcats reacts to his teams play against the Louisiana Monroe Warhawks at Commonwealth Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky.LEXINGTON, Ky. – After piling up four pledges in two days from the Class of 2017, Kentucky football got back to the more pressing matter of 2016 on Wednesday when defensive tackle Kobe Smith became the 21st player in that class to pick the Wildcats.Smith, a 6-foot-3, 315-pound Georgia native, is rated the No. 38 player in his talent-rich state and the No. 30 prospect at his position nationally by His impressive list of scholarship offers included Arkansas, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Miami, Mississippi State, Missouri, Nebraska, Tennessee, Virginia Tech and West Virginia among many others.[tweet committed to N.C. State, Smith’s change of heart pushed Kentucky’s 2016 class to 12th nationally and fifth in the Southeastern Conference in Rivals’ rankings. The Cats jumped Oregon and are ahead of the likes of Florida, Clemson, UCLA, Stanford, Louisville and Auburn.Smith is rated a three-star prospect by all four major services but is a borderline four-star recruit on Rivals’ scale. He is the fourth defensive lineman in this class to pick Kentucky, which is going big with Smith and fellow tackles Ja’Quize Cross (6-4, 300) and Kordell Looney (6-5, 283).[tweet Wildcats have built the 2016 class on what they consider local talent – four commitments from Kentucky players and 11 pledges from Ohio natives – but Smith is the second top-50 Georgia recruit to pick UK, joining defensive back Jordan Griffin.Kyle Tucker can be reached at (502) 582-4361. Follow him on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ.Sign up to get more like this free in your inboxlast_img read more

Gophers Earn 1-1 Series Split with Colorado College

first_imgThe University of Minnesota men’s hockey team rallied late to get their first win of the season against Colorado College.The Tigers got on the board first, scoring two goals in the first period. Minnesota rallied in the middle period to tie the game 3-3. The Gophers earned the game-winning goal in the third period to seal it up 4-3.Sampo Ranta, Sammy Walker, Matt Staudacher, and Blake McLaughlin each scored for Minnesota. Jared Moe made 24 saves and allowed three goals. About Connatix V56490 720p HD 1080p HD 360p 1/1center_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) The Gophers improve to 1-1 and will host Niagra University in a two-game series starting at 7:00 p.m. on Friday.last_img read more

Health Minister reveals he’s called Manchester United player – Asked him…

first_imgFor the past few weeks, we’ve been covering claims from Argentina saying local clubs are having a hard time signing Marcos Rojo from Manchester United. Following the interest from Boca Juniors and Estudiantes, the Red Devils have been tough in negotiations, demanding a decent sale and not letting the defender leave on another loan spell.Now it seems there’s another Argentine player who’s not returning to his home country so easily. That’s Sergio Romero.Quoted by Olé today, Health Minister Ginés González García, who’s a fanatic Racing Santander supporter, has revealed he called the Manchester United player and asked for his return.Embed from Getty Images“He explained to me that in England they treat him as a starter and want to sell him as a starter,” said Ginés Gonzalez Garcia, suggesting any move wouldn’t be a cut-price one.Sergio Romero has 14 appearances for Manchester United this season, being the club’s first option over David De Gea in the Europa League, FA Cup and EFL Cup. He has a contract with the Red Devils until 2021, with an option to extend it for one further Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this Game is a Must-HaveForge 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.asiaUndoHero WarsGetting this Treasure is impossible! Prove us wrong!Hero WarsUndo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UndoCoworking Space | Search AdsThe cost of shared office in Hong Kong might surprise youCoworking Space | Search AdsUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystDigitization in Banks Is No Longer About Efficiency, but Business Resilience. Don’t Get Left Behind.StanChart by CNBC CatalystUndoCNN with DBS BankWhat Banks Did To Help Corporations Mitigate Future CrisesCNN with DBS BankUndoKeto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 55? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech TrendUndolast_img read more

Real Madrid player ‘furious’ at Guardiola press conference – Wants to…

first_imgHe explained Benzema was ‘furious’ when he first heard what Guardiola had said, not because of the words per se, but the manner in which he used them.However, he added: “I’ve been told that he has converted this anger in motivation (…) The rage he had, because he didn’t understand how Guardiola could speak that way, he has transformed it into the will to win (tonight) and silence Guardiola”.Now, this has all got to be backed up on the pitch, as Real Madrid have to turn around a 2-1 deficit at the Etihad, having lost the first leg at the Santiago Bernabéu.It’s no easy task, but having finished the season on an 11 game unbeaten run, spirits will be high within Zidane’s camp, and we all know anything is possible in knockout Taboolaby TaboolaSponsored LinksSponsored LinksPromoted LinksPromoted LinksTrending TodayHero Wars根本不可能获得这个宝藏!来证明我们错了Hero WarsUndoForge of Empires – Free Online GameIf You Like to Play, this City-Building Game is a Must-Have. No Install.Forge of Empires – Free Online GameUndoInvest With VICShe collects rental-like income every month! See how she does it!Invest With VICUndoNessa HearingPeople in Singapore Born Before 1965 Eligible for Free Hearing Aid TrialNessa HearingUndoDBS”I had S$9 left in my bank account”DBSUndoWealthMastery.asiaThis Singaporean Couple is Disrupting A $3 Trillion IndustryWealthMastery.asiaUndoRaid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadEven Non-Gamers Are Obsessed With This RPG Game (It’s Worth Installing!)Raid: Shadow Legends | Free DownloadUndoSingtelGet 30GB for $25 on SG’s #1 network.SingtelUndoGOMO by Singtel.Switch to GOMO. 40GB for $20 for 12 months!GOMO by Singtel.Undo The Frenchman was absolutely central to Zinedine Zidane’s men lifting the La Liga title this season, scoring 26 goals and assisting another 11 in 47 appearances, which led to a rather odd question from a journalist.Someone asked the Manchester City manager if he thought Benzema could be compared to Lionel Messi, which Guardiola dismissed, explaining that while he thought the striker was exceptional, he’s simply on a list of about 20 players who have been compared to the Argentine in the past.That, as you may have guessed, didn’t go down well with the Real Madrid player, at least according to El Chiringuito journalist Edu Aguirre. Holding a press conference ahead of Manchester City’s return leg against Real Madrid in the Champions League, Pep Guardiola was asked about Karim Benzema.last_img read more

Ohio State great Chris Spielman sues school over likenesses

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — One of Ohio State’s most famous football stars sued the university Friday over a marketing program he says used athletes’ images without permission and robbed them of compensation.Linebacker Chris Spielman filed the antitrust lawsuit in federal court in Columbus on behalf of current and former Ohio State football players.The complaint targets Ohio State marketing programs and contracts that promote the university using likenesses of athletes, including a Honda-sponsored program of 64 banners hung around Ohio Stadium featuring photos of former players.In this Oct. 30, 1999, file photo, two-time Heisman Trophy winner and former Ohio State running back Archie Griffin, right, joined by his 7-year-old son Adam, acknowledges cheers after his number was retired during halftime ceremonies at Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio. (AP Photo/Chris Putman, File)In addition to Spielman, some of the other Ohio State greats whose pictures appear on those banners include running back Archie Griffin, who won the Heisman Trophy in 1974 and 1975; lineman Jim Stillwagon, who played on the 1968 national championship team; and Mike Doss, a safety who played on the 2002 national championship team.All are among the athletes Spielman is suing on behalf of, said Brian Duncan, a Columbus attorney who represents Spielman.The lawsuit names Ohio State and talent management giant IMG as defendants and names Honda and Nike as co-conspirators. Nike is targeted for its “Legends of the Scarlet and Gray” vintage jersey licensing program and other apparel contracts with Ohio State.The lawsuit accuses the university and the companies of “unjust and monopolistic behaviors” and asks for compensation above $75,000, as is typical in such complaints, while noting Ohio State makes millions in revenue from merchandising programs involving ex-athletes.“Former OSU student-athletes do not share in these revenues even though they have never given informed consent to the widespread and continued commercial exploitation of their images,” the lawsuit said.An Ohio State spokesman said he was looking into the matter.Messages seeking comment were left with New York-based IMG, Tokyo -based Honda Motor Co. and Beaverton, Oregon-based Nike Inc.Spielman sued in his own right and on behalf of a newly formed company, Profectus Group Inc., created by ex-Ohio State wrestling standout Mike DiSbato, representing former college athletes. Griffin is also affiliated with the company, Duncan said.The filing comes after eight months of unsuccessful negotiations with the university, Duncan said.Spielman told The Associated Press in a statement he will donate any money obtained through the lawsuit directly to the university’s athletic department.“My concern is about the exploitation of all former players across this nation who do not have the platform to stand up for themselves while universities and corporations benefit financially by selling their name and likenesses without their individual consent,” Spielman said.Griffin told the AP he fully supports the rights of former athletes to receive compensation from corporations and universities that benefit from the unauthorized use of players’ names and likenesses.“There is no greater supporter of collegiate athletics than me, and I will be forever grateful for the opportunities provided to me as a former student athlete,” Griffin said in a statement. “However, the recent landscape of collegiate athletics has changed, and these institutions and corporations have a duty to treat all former athletes fairly.”Griffin plans to donate his proceeds to a nonprofit affiliated with the Profectus Group, which will serve as a players assistance fund for ex-Ohio State athletes in need.The lawsuit is the latest development in a trend of athletes fighting for compensation they say they’re owed as a result of their participation in intercollegiate sports.Earlier this year, the NCAA and 11 major athletic conferences announced they agreed to pay $208.7 million to settle a federal class-action lawsuit filed by former college athletes who claimed the value of their scholarships was illegally capped.Last year, the U.S. Supreme Court left in place lower court rulings that said the NCAA’s use of names, images and likenesses of college athletes without compensation violated antitrust law. The lawsuit was originally brought by former UCLA basketball star Ed O’Bannon and later joined by other athletes.After that ruling, athletic departments should know better than to undertake the kind of licensing arrangements with former athletes that Spielman is targeting in his lawsuit, said John Grady, a University of South Carolina professor of sport law.“You can’t use someone’s image from however many years ago without compensation, given O’Bannon,” Grady said Friday.___Andrew Welsh-Huggins can be reached on Twitter at In this May 1, 2015, file photo, Chris Spielman speaks at the 2015 NFL Football Draft, in Chicago.  (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast, File)last_img read more

Shelter from the storm

first_imgBy ANEEKA SIMONIS A SITE that sheltered the Hills’ most vulnerable during the devastating Ash Wednesday fires was unveiled to…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

‘Perplexed’ by police numbers

first_imgBy Mitchell Clarke An additional 788 police officers will be deployed across the state, but despite living in Australia’s fastest growing electorate, residents…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Punchestown – Day 1 preview

first_imgGeorge’s Day 1 selections:3.40 Wish Ye Didnt4.20 York Hill4.55 Modem5.30 Vautour6.05 Jenkins6.40 Zabana7.15 Someday (e/w)print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email There are three Grade 1 races to enjoy on the opening day of this year’s Punchestown Festival. An action-packed seven-race card features the Champion Novice Hurdle and the Champion Novice Chase, but the big prize is the 2-mile Champion Chase where there’s almost 120-thousand euro on offer to the winner. The card begins at 3.40pm and looking forward to the action is George McDonagh…Audio Player Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.last_img