Woods sets Presidents Cup record, Americans make their move

first_img 8 months ago Late fightback keeps Tiger Woods’ US in hunt at Presidents Cup COMMENT LIVE TV 8 months ago Woods sits as International expands Presidents Cup lead WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News First Published: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST FOLLOW UScenter_img WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches. The Americans need to win singles for the first time in 10 years to overcome a two-point deficit against the International team.Woods went 3-0 for the week as the first playing captain since Hale Irwin at the inaugural Presidents Cup in 1994. His singles victory was his 27th in nine appearances, breaking the record Phil Mickelson had set in 12 events. The idea was to get American red on the board quickly, and Woods did his part. The rest of the team was following the script, building early leads in five other matches. The Internationals were trying to win for the second time. Their only other victory was at Royal Melbourne in 1998.Ancer, one of seven rookies on the International team, three times answered when Woods the lead. Woods, however, took over with a par on No. 9 and a birdie on the 10th. Ancer was still only 1 down through 13 holes when he three-putted from long range for bogey on the 14th. Woods closed him out with a 20-foot birdie on the 16th hole, turning to remove his cap and shake hands with Ancer before the ball dropped into the cup. Written By 8 months ago Did Khloe Kardashian shade Jordyn Woods over her lie detector revelation? Details inside Last Updated: 15th December, 2019 11:10 IST Woods Sets Presidents Cup Record, Americans Make Their Move Tiger Woods set the Presidents Cup record for most victories and set the tone for his U.S. team Sunday at Royal Melbourne. Woods seized control around the turn against Abraham Ancer and won, 3 and 2, in the first of 12 singles matches.last_img read more

LA Clippers hoping for playoff contributions from non-stars

first_imgAs important as the Clippers’ four leading stars are, Coach Doc Rivers does not believe the team’s playoff hopes hinge as much on them as they do on everyone else.“We don’t need much more from them, honestly,” Rivers said. “We’ve just got to make sure everybody else pitches in at the right time in their right spots.”Three games remain in the regular season, starting Saturday in San Antonio.Blake Griffin is on a tear, so is Chris Paul. J.J. Redick has been locked in from 3-point range and DeAndre Jordan grabbed 20 rebounds for the 10th time this season in Wednesday’s win against Dallas. If those performances carry over to the playoffs, the Clippers will be in good shape. But they’ll need more in the postseason, which begins next week. The Clippers bench scored just 18 points Wednesday.“I’m not that concerned about it,” Rivers said. “I really am not. Their rotations have changed, we’re playing guys shorter minutes, they’ve got to get used to it, they will, but for me it’s not that big of a concern.”Complicating matters is the absence of guard Austin Rivers, whose strained left hamstring has proven more problematic than originally anticipated. The prognosis for the top reserve, who is averaging a career-high 12 points, has been vague and not encouraging.“He’s out for the regular season,” Doc Rivers said, “We can say that for sure. We know that, other than that we’re just going to have to wait and see.”That puts a great responsibility on Jamal Crawford, a three-time NBA Sixth Man of the Year Award winner, and the rest of the bench. “You don’t win in the playoffs unless your star players play like stars,” Rivers said, “but you also don’t win unless the role players play their roles so you need both.”Spurred to victoryWhen the Clippers looked at the schedule a month ago, Saturday at San Antonio might have seemed a likely victory. Yes, the Spurs (60-18) are the second-best team in the crowded Western Conference, but with only a few games remaining and playoff position assured, it might have seemed the ideal time for player rest advocate Gregg Popovich to leave his best players on the bench.That was before Adam Silver dropped the hammer on the practice – particularly on nationally televised games. Saturday’s matchup will be broadcast by KABC/7.“I don’t think they’ll be resting anybody,” Doc Rivers said, “but even if they do, that’s not our problem. I said this like eight games ago, we’re no longer playing the teams, we’re playing ourselves. We’re working on our stuff. We could (not) care less who plays, who doesn’t play. We’re just playing basketball right now and I think it’s a good place for us to be.”The Clippers are striving to overtake Utah for the fourth seed in the Western Conference, which would mean home-court advantage in a first-round series against the Jazz.That makes this game, like all that remain for L.A., of utmost importance.“We always say it,” Paul said, “they (the Spurs) are not a team that’s going to beat themselves. You have to go out and beat them. Especially when you’re playing there. It will be a big game for us.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Our Community Credit Union To Sponsor Fan Appreciation Night At Grays…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0 Submitted by Grays Harbor RacewayFan Appreciation Night at Grays Harbor Raceway has become one of the enjoyable events around for race fans.  For a period of time the track will be shut down and all the competitors on hand that day will be brought out on the track.  From there fans can get up close to their favorite drivers and receive hero cards to get signed or pose for pictures.GHR is proud to announce that this event will return to the 2013 and will take place this Saturday June 1st.  And coming back to sponsor this night from last year are the fine folks from Our Community Credit Union.  All five classes will be on hand for which includes the 360 Sprints, Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Cut Rate Auto Parts Street Stocks, and Hornets.“We love fan appreciation night, it gives us the opportunity to celebrate with the community,” commented Daris Devaney, Vice President of Marketing at Our Community Credit Union, “It’s also a family night for the OCCU employees, we provide their tickets so they can relax with their families and enjoy a fun evening.  We appreciate being able to help sponsor Fan Appreciation night, it’s such a popular family event and we want OCCU to be a part of the fan’s experience.”Last year Jay Cole led the entire distance in the 360 Sprint to pick up his one and only feature victory of the season.  Jared Peterson showed his dominance in the USAC Ford Focus Midgets that night and performed a clean sweep on the competition.  Scott Miller would earn the Modified feature victory after a late race restart to win for the second week in a row in the same fashion.  In the Street Stocks Jason Tole led early then lost the lead and got it back late in the race to win his fourth straight main event.  And Brian Norton would become the third different Hornet feature winner in three nights of racing.Saturday night’s admission is Adults $13.00, Senior (62+)/Juniors (13-18)/Military $10.00, Youths (6-12) $5.00, Youths (5 and Under) FREE, Family Pass (Two Adults and Up To Four Youths) $30.00, and Premium Seating $20.00. Pit gates open at 2:30, front gates, 4:30, and racing starting at 6:30.Don’t forget that the $650.00 to win Cut Rate Auto Parts Iron Man 100 has been rescheduled for the following Saturday on June 8th. Also on hand will be the Shipwreck Beads IMCA Modifieds with an enhanced purse of $750.00 to win and $200.00 to start courtesy of X-Factor Race Cars. The other class in competition will be the Hornet division.Our Community Credit Union started its history in late 1941 as Simpson Employees Credit Union and since 2006 has been known by its current name. At Our Community Credit Union you will find better service, greater convenience, and more affordable choices suited to your needs at their six branch locations in Shelton, Union, McCleary, Elma, and Montesano. To find more about the advantages about being a member visit your local branch today or visit www.ourcu.com for more information.The Grays Harbor Raceway is known for its high speeds and side by side racing as well as its large track size. Hosting racing action from April to October regular classes include 360 Sprints, IMCA Modifieds, USAC Ford Focus Midgets, Street Stocks, Hornets, and for the first time the Northwest Extreme Winged Sprint Cars. For more information visit www.graysharborraceway.com or call the brand new Northwest Tracks Hotline at (360)-699-RACE.Photo courtesy Aaron Reedlast_img read more

Structure Fire at Black Lake Elementary School

first_imgSubmitted by Scott LaVielle for Tumwater Fire DepartmentAssisted by mutual aid units from East Olympia Fire District 6, Griffin Fire District 13, McLane/Black Lake Fire District and West Thurston Regional Fire Authority, Tumwater Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at Black Lake Elementary School, 6345 Black Lake Belmore Road SW.  The call came in at 11:58 a.m. with the first unit arriving at 12:04 p.m.Upon arrival, the school was evacuated.  Upon initial investigation, crews found a small amount of smoke emanating from the SE corner room of the school in the roof area.  The room contained a kitchen with a stove, microwave and small hood and duct system.  Upon entry, fire personnel found a small amount of fire burning on the top of the stove and cupboard area just above the stove.  The fire was extinguished and confined to this area.  Crews confirmed there was no fire extension, and quickly worked to ventilate the building of residual smoke.The cause of the fire was determined to be someone turning on the left rear burner which ignited combustibles left on the stove.  The fire progressed to an adjacent microwave oven which ignited cupboards above the area of origin.  Damage is estimated to be approximately $60,000.00.  Two school staff were treated for smoke inhalation and released at the scene.  There were no other injuries to school personnel or firefighters. Facebook180Tweet0Pin0last_img read more

Rohit Sharma scales career best test ranking after 1st test heroics against South Africa

first_imgImage Courtesy: IANS/APAdvertisement Rohit Sharma is at his test career’s finest position after securing 17th position in the ICC Test Player Rankings after his blistering performance with the bat in the first test series between India and South Africa, scoring a monumental 176 in the first innings and 127 in the second.Advertisement Image Courtesy: IANS/APThe 32 year old opener’s rank increased 36 slots as India took the lead in Visakhapatnam with a 203 run victory, and has now gained 40 points from the three day test series, adding up to the previous 120 points secured from the test series against West Indies. The Men in Blue now have 160 points in the ICC World Test Championship table.Rohit, who now has five test centuries to his name, also became the first Indian test batsman in to be out stumped in both innings, and also the first in 80 years, since Engllishman Wally Hammond achieved the same fate against West Indies in a test series in 1939.Advertisement Team captain Virat Kohli has retained his second position, trailing 38 points behind the leader Steven Smith.Along with Rohit, his opening partner Mayakn Agarwal is also up 38 places to his career best 25th rank, after scoring an amazing 215 off 371 balls in the first innings.Advertisement Rohit, who lives in Mumbai’s coastal suburb of Borivali has also recently came forward in favour of the Save Aarey campaign, and voiced his opinion on Twitter.He wrote: “Even if there is more to the story, nothing is worth cutting down something so vital. Part of Mumbai being slightly greener & slight difference in the temperature is mainly because of #AareyColony. How can we take that away, not to mention thousands of animals will displace.”The second test series against the Proteas will start on October 10th. Advertisementlast_img read more