Miyazato adds to family trophy case

first_imgMiyazato, older brother of Japan LPGA star Ai Miyazato, made a birdie-birdie start to begin his final-round charge and picked up five more strokes to find himself tied on top of the leaderboard. He hit a 7-iron into a greenside bunker on the par-4 16th on his way to his only dropped shot of the day but quickly made up for it by holing a 30-footer on the par-3 next hole for his eighth birdie that proved decisive. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMEScenter_img KOCHINDA, Okinawa Pref. – Kiyoshi Miyazato, who was eight shots off the lead after three rounds, played scintillating golf before his hometown galleries Sunday to pull off an impressive come-from-behind victory at the Asia-Japan Okinawa Open for his first career title. Miyazato made eight birdies against one bogey in a round of 64 on the par-71 Naha Golf Club course to finish at 14-under-par 270, one shot ahead of six players, including overnight leader Jeev Milkha Singh of India. last_img read more

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Take reaches 204 wins for season

first_imgOSAKA – Jockey Yutaka Take matched a career best with his 204th victory this season after winning three races at the Hanshin Racecourse on Saturday.Take, who is scheduled to take part in 11 races Sunday, won the second, fifth and 11th races to tie his record before finishing in fifth atop Big Smash in the 12th race. Take hopes to break the single-season record he established last year when he became the first jockey to reach 200 wins in races organized by the Japan Racing Association. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5last_img read more

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DOT Plans Fixes For Fallen Rock Areas On The Seward Highway

first_imgThe popular Seward Highway MP 109 water spout has been removed and is currently barricaded off. McCarthy: “We are cautioning people not to stop in that area, don’t collect water.” FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享After the Seward Highway saw significant rock fall after the 7.0 earthquake on November 30 officials with the Department of Transportation are now tasked with finding a way to prevent this from occurring again in the future. Shannon McCarthy with DOT says there are several areas between mileposts 104 and 114 that will either have rock bolts, or mesh installed to try to stop falling rock before it reaches the road. DOT still asking drivers to use caution in the MP 109 and 114 area especially with the loose rocks under the fresh snowfall.center_img McCarthy says the design phase of the fixes has been approved, but until the work beings DOT doesn’t want people to stop along this area as it still continues to shed rocks. McCarthy: “We have been monitoring the Seward Highway MP 104-114 area for rock fall hazards. Central Region DOT&PF now has approval to address seven sites throughout the area that we can increase safety to the highway through lower cost improvements—draping of mesh, scaling and/or rock bolts. We also have approval to make more significant safety improvements at two additional sites (MP 113.2 and MP 109). These projects will take some time to develop, but we anticipate the improvements to be complete in 2020.”last_img read more

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O’Neil Being Given Every Chance

first_imgSponsored Content: The City skipper hobbled off in the second half of Saturday’s 2-0 defeat at Brentford. Afterwards Johnson revealed O’Neil reported “hearing something pop behind his knee”. Johnson told Bristol City Player HD today: “I’ve just seen Gary and he says he feels better, which is a good sign. “We’ll probably keep him off his feet today and get him to travel up to Preston with us if he’s ok. If not, we’ll get him scanned, but at the moment all signs point towards improvement.” Johnson has no other fitness concerns in the squad, apart from the usual “bumps and bruises”. City’s head coach hasn’t ruled out making changes in the wake of a first-half display at Brentford he labelled “very poor”. “It’s a fine line,” he added. “We put in such a good performance against Huddersfield, we went with the same team and then put in such a poor performance in the first half at Brentford. That’s as poor as I’ve seen us. “That group of players put in such a fantastic performance against Huddersfield two weeks earlier, so it could be a case of showing them the video nasty and giving them another opportunity to show what they can do. “There’s the old saying ‘you’re only as good as your last game’. I don’t think anyone could complain if we made changes tomorrow and we’ve got players chomping at the bit to come in.” last_img read more

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Huskies Men Complete Sweep Of Alaska

first_img Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 1080p HD About Connatix V56892 Auto (360p) ST. CLOUD – The St. Cloud State Huskies Men’s Hockey team came out on top after a 5-4 back and forth affair Saturday evening.Both teams led at different times throughout the contest. SCSU scored early when Jimmy Schuldt blasted a one-timer from the point on the power-play putting SCSU up 1-0.The Huskies thought they scored a few minutes later when a puck was redirected off of Ryan Poehling’s skate. Officials waved off the goal as they said it was a kicking motion that directed the puck into the net. About Connatix V56892center_img 1/1 360p 720p HD Poehling would get redemption late in the game. With SCSU down 4-3 late in the third Poehling finished a one-timer past a sprawling Alaska goalie to send the game into overtime.In OT it was another Poehling that was the hero. Jack Poehling sent a feed to Nick Poehling that he finished to earn the Huskies the 5-4 OT win over the University of Alaska – Fairbanks.last_img read more

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FSU Women’s Basketball Team schedule VI tournament games

first_imgFlorida State Women’s Basketball adds a Caribbean tournament to their schedule as they set out to play in the 2016 Paradise Jam in the Virgin Islands. The three-day tournament takes place Nov. 24-26 at the UVI Sports and Fitness Center.The Seminoles begin the tournament with a matchup against Winthrop on Thanksgiving at 6:45 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 25, FSU faces Gonzaga at 6:45 p.m. and ends the tournament against Michigan on Saturday at 9 p.m. All games times are in Atlantic Standard Time.This year’s trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands will mark the fifth tournament over the last nine seasons where FSU has played multiple games in the Caribbean. The Seminoles have played in Cancun, Mexico, in 2008 and 2014, the Bahamas in 2010 and Puerto Rico in 2012. FSU also played in Puerto Rico in 2004.“We’re always looking to give our student-athletes and staff the best experience possible. This trip to the U.S. Virgin Islands marks another stop for us in the Caribbean,” said FSU head coach Sue Semrau .Since the 2010-11 season, FSU is 6-1 in tournament games played in the Caribbean. The school last played at the Cancun Challenge in Riviera Maya, Mexico, on Nov. 27-29, 2014.In Florida State’s most recent season in 2015-16, it managed to stay in the Top 15 of the USA Today Coaches Poll for the entire year. FSU finished 12th in the final poll, its third-highest ranking ever. One of only eight programs in the nation to make back-to-back appearances in the regional semifinals, the Seminoles went to the NCAA Sweet 16 for the second consecutive year.FSU, which is ranked 15th in ESPNW’s preseason Top 25 rankings, with three All Atlantic Coast Conference, performers return in senior point guard Leticia Romero, senior guard Brittany Brown and junior forward Shakayla Thomas. In addition to the three games at the Paradise Jam, another game has already been revealed in its road matchup at Minnesota on Nov. 30 as part of the ACC/B1G Challenge.Paradise Jam Reef Division Women’s TournamentGame 1: FSU vs. Winthrop (Nov. 24 at 6:45 p.m.)Game 2: FSU vs. Gonzaga (Nov. 25 at 6:45 p.m.)Game 3: FSU vs. Michigan (Nov. 26 at 9 p.m.)last_img read more

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Edo is Ready, Says Sports Minister after Inspection of Facilities

first_imgThe minister said this Friday while speaking with journalists after he undertook an inspection of the hostel accommodation for provided for athletes coming for Edo 2020 in Benin City.“We started the inspection from the stadium. Whhen I came the last time it was just rafters for the gym, we have seen that everything is almost set. By Monday (today) that place will be fully ready.“We have seen the hard court, Ogbe hard court is back. We have also seen the main-bowl and the tracks. I think we couldn’t ask for more,” observed the minister in appreciation of the quality of the facilities Edo State has provided to host the 20th edition of the National Sports Festival in Benin.Speaking on the level of preparedness to mitigate the spread of the Coronavirus also known as Covid-19, the Minister said, “I think beyond the bricks-and-mortar, beyond the tracks, the buildings, the hostels, the other thing they’ve done so well is containing the spread of the virus.The Minister expressed hope that the competition would throw up talents for the country for future sports events.Meanwhile, the Marketing Sub-committee has said that broadcast signals are still available for interested television stations for fee.SuperSport Nigeria was named the host broadcaster for the festival and will beam live to millions of Nigerians and other sports lovers across the African continent on pay television but Mike Itemuagbor, Chairman of the Marketing Sub-committee stressed that signals for terrestrial broadcasting of the event are still available on first come, first served basis.“This is to let television stations in Nigeria know that signals for the broadcast of the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival on terrestrial television are available.“Interested television stations should contact the Marketing Sub-committee for discussion. We are aware they pay to air international sports events. This is the international standard and Nigeria cannot pretend to be different when it comes to broadcasting and media rights for events organised in Nigeria by Nigerians,” said Itemuagbor.who wants history to remember Edo State and organisers of the 20th National Sports Festival for redefining everything about sports marketing, broadcasting and media rights.“We want to use the Edo 2020 National Sports Festival to not only redefine the technical and administrative organisation of such a multi-sports event, but also want to redefine broadcasting and media rights for the biggest sporting event in Nigeria,” he added.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Sunday Dare LOC: Bid still open for terrestrial broadcastThe Minister of Youth and Sports Development, Mr. Sunday Dare, who is in Edo State, ahead of the National Sports Festival (NSF) to ascertain the level of preparations for the national event, has praised the state government for the turn around in its facilities within a few months.He added that Edo has raised the bar high for hosting of sporting events in Nigeria.last_img read more

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Five Stars City Thrash Burnley To Keep Liverpool Waiting

first_imgPhil Foden and Riyad Mahrez both scored braces as Manchester City eviscerated Burnley to ensure Liverpool will have to wait a little longer to wrap up the Premier League title.Foden’s strike from the edge of the box broke the deadlock before Mahrez added a double – with the second from the spot after a foul on Sergio Aguero – to put City three goals up at half-time.Burnley has always found it tough at the Etihad and City barely moved out of first gear against the Clarets who offered little to no resistance at the back and were unimaginative in attack.Foden, making just his fourth start in the league was impressive and had a hand in the goal that put City 4-0 with David Silva scoring off a Bernardo Silva centre.The English midfielder then added the fifth himself to complete the rout as Burnley conceded five at the Etihad for the third time.Pep Guardiola’s side are now 20 points behind leaders Liverpool with eight league games remaining.Failure to win today would have seen Liverpool lift their first title in three decades with victory over Crystal Palace at Anfield on Wednesday.Instead, Jurgen Klopp’s side must beat the Eagles and then rely on City dropping points against Chelsea on Thursday if they are to clinch the title before they visit Etihad Stadium on 2 July.Relatedlast_img read more

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Osei, Mensah named in final Nations Cup squad

first_imgCoach Milovan Rajevac has handed late call-ups to youth internationals Ransford Osei and Jonathan Mensah completing his final squad for next month’s African Cup of Nations in Angola.The duo will replace John Painstil and John Mensah who missed the tournament due to injuries.FC Twente striker Osei replaced Derek Boateng whose late invitation to take the place of John Painstil was rejected by his Getafe coach.He scored four goals during the Fifa Under-20 World Cup which helped Ghana to win gold but emerged top-scorer at the African Championship in early February.Mensah was a typified member in the Black Satellites backline that beat Brazil on penalties to win the tournament.He fits the central defensive role like a glove in the absence of Sunderland defender John Mensah who has been sidelined due to hamstring injury. Their inclusions increase the rank of Under-20 players to eight for the biggest showpiece on the continent.This completes Ghana’s final 23-man squad for the African Cup of Nations and the list will be submitted to Caf on Friday.Ghana are in Group B and play Togo on 11 January before matches against Ivory Coast and Burkina Faso.Ghana squadGoalkeepers: Richard Kingson (Wigan, England), Daniel Agyei (Liberty Professionals, Ghana), Philemon McCarthy (Hearts of Oak, Ghana) Defenders: Jonathan Mensah (Udinese, Italy), Hans Adu Sarpei (Bayer Leverkusen, Germany), Samuel Inkoom (Basel, Switzerland) Eric Addo (Roda JC, Holland) Isaac Vorsah (TSG Hoffenheim, Germany), Lee Addy (Bechem Chelsea,Ghana) Harrison Afful (Esperance, Tunisia)Midfielders: Ibrahim Ayew (Zamalek, Egypt) Michael Essien (Chelsea, England) Anthony Annan (Rosenborg, Norway), Emmanuel Agyemang-Badu (Udinese, Italy), Opoku Agyemang (Al Sadd, Qatar) Kwadwo Asamoah (Udinese, Italy) Moussa Narry (Auxerre, France) Andre Ayew (Arles-Avagnon, France)Attackers: Matthew Amoah (NAC Breda, Holland) Asamoah Gyan (Rennes, France), Dominic Adiyiah (Fredrikstad FK, Norway) Haminu Draman (Locomotiv Moscow, Russia), Ransford Osei (FC Twente, Holland).Source: Ghanasoccernet.comlast_img read more

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Report finds Iowa is the top spot for doctors to work

first_imgA report issued last week claims Iowa is the best state in the country to be a doctor.Analysts with the personal-finance website WalletHub say they examined data that included average annual salaries of physicians and hospitals per capita. Scott McIntyre, spokesperson for the Iowa Hospital Association, says he’s not surprised Iowa topped the list.“Speaking from the hospital perspective, I think our hospitals provide doctors with a great place to work,” McIntyre said. “A place where they are respected, where they have opportunities for leadership, and where health care is done in a patient-first environment.” Iowa has 118 hospitals. The WalletHub report claims physicians in this state are paid the fourth highest average wage, when adjusted for the cost of living.“The competition for physicians is stiff throughout the nation and throughout the world,” McIntyre said. “It’s a very tough market out there, so Iowa…has its work cut out for it to attract the best physicians possible.” The report also notes Iowa has the sixth most hospitals per capita and the sixth highest insured population rate. Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

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