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England is sending a strong six-man team to compete in the European Men’s Challenge Trophy at the Keilir Golf Club in Iceland on 12th – 14th July in a bid to qualify for next year’s European Men’s Team Championships. After finishing 15th in the Team Championships a year ago, England need to finish in the top three in Iceland to regain their position in the leading men’s team event on the European calendar. England will compete against seven other nations, including Belgium, Holland, Iceland and Portugal plus three from Eastern Europe over 54 holes with the best five scores from six to count in each round. The team of six full internationals heading for Iceland is: Jack Hiluta (Chelmsford, Essex), Craig Hinton (The Oxfordshire, BB&O), Garrick Porteous (Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland), Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire), Ben Stow (Rushmore), Wiltshire) and Ben Taylor (Walton Heath, Surrey). Hiluta, 23, won the Spanish Amateur in March and made his full England debut against France in May. But a back injury forced him out of last week’s Brabazon Trophy. Hinton, 23, also played against the French then won the Welsh Open Stroke Play at Prestatyn before finishing fourth in the St Andrews Links Trophy. Porteous, 22, who has spent several years at college in the United States, made his England debut in last year’s Home Internationals having been capped at under 16 and boys levels. Shinkwin, 19, the 2010 English under 18 champion, has enjoyed a string of top finishes this year including victory in the Hampshire Hog, third in the Berkhamsted Trophy and fifth in the Darwin Salver before winning all his four games on his full England debut against France in May. Stow, 20, debuted for England in last year’s Home Internationals and was a member of the victorious Wiltshire team in the English County Championship. Finished seventh in the recent Scottish Stroke Play and tied ninth in last week’s Brabazon Trophy. Taylor, 20, a past winner of several junior events in the south east, he was another debutant in last year’s Home Internationals and has a good record this year on foreign soil with third places in the Jones Cup in American and the Turkish Amateur. The par 71 Keilir course close to Reykjavik measures 6,415 yards, has nine holes constructed on a lava field, with average size greens and no bunkers. The back nine is a traditional links layout with bunkers and small greens. 5 Jul 2012 Strong England six in bid to regain European Team slot
Submitted by The Port of OlympiaOlympia Brew Fest returns to Port Plaza on Saturday, August 1, for an afternoon of beer sampling, delicious food and live music on the downtown waterfront. Net proceeds benefit the non-profit Thurston County Chamber Foundation Small Business Development Program.Guests can choose among 60 different beers from 30-plus hand-picked breweries to celebrate the community’s long history of beer-making. Admission includes a commemorative mug along with six 5.5 ounce tastes. Additional taste cards may be purchased.Brew Fest runs from 1:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door and $5 for designated drivers. All guests must be 21, including designated drivers. Free parking is available in marked lots at the corner of Market Street and Marine Drive.In its fourth year, Olympia Brew Fest is already considered one of the premiere brew fest events in the northwest. Up to 3,000 guests are expected.The Port is proud to partner in Olympia Brew Fest because the net proceeds benefit a small business program that helps stimulate economic development in Thurston County.For more information and to purchase tickets: http://www.olybrewfest.com/index.php. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
Another Brazilian more to Madrid’s payroll and another with the same characteristics as the last two promises that arrived at Santiago Bernabéu. As with Vinicius and Rodrygo, the white club has done with the services of Reinier Jesus, the nth talent of the Canarinha factory that according to the pre-Olympic finish where Brazil is will be the sixth in Valdedebas (in addition to the two mentioned, Marcelo, Casemiro and Militao).Midfielder, with 18 years recently (which was a requirement to make his transfer official by FIFA regulations), Reinier was fighting until now in Flamengo where with the first team he had already debuted playing 15 games and scoring six goals. For its transfer the merengue set pays around 30 million euros and signs it until 2026, with the intention that it can give way to Zidane’s orders from next season.Meanwhile, the second part of 19/20 will be played with Real Madrid Castilla in Second Division B. A real luxury to reinforce the workforce led by Raúl González in the search for playoff positions. However, this incorporation could be delayed until February 9, when the pre-Olympic finals and where he will leave his U23 team.At present, Brazil has won the only game that has played (1-0), with Reinier as substitute, and is looking for one of the two places that has pass to the Olympic Games this summer in Tokyo. The new Real Madrid player played 17 minutes, already with the only goal of the match on the scoreboard, and hopes to have more minutes to continue demonstrating to the Madrid box that the strong bet that has been made by him is deserved. Photo: Getty It will start at Real Madrid Castilla as Vinicius and Rodrygo didJust turned 18, will be incorporated at the end of the pre-OlympicThe club has paid 30 million euros to Flamengo for its signing Real Madrid has closed what was already an open secret, the incorporation of the Brazilian midfielder Reinier until 2026. Just reached the age of majority, will be incorporated at the end of the pre-Olympic in which Brazil is, with the player in their rows Although initially with Castilla, the club expects it to be completing stages as Vinicius or Rodrygo did for the former Flamengo soccer player who has cost around 30 million euros.
Nonito Donaire vs Naoya Inoue is BWAA 2019 Fight of the Year Almazan vows to comeback stronger after finals heartbreak Chrisopher Lawless then broke the tie in the 76th minute and Yoshi Koizumi firmly ended the match for La Salle in the 79th. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina “I thought it was a very disciplined performance, we stuck with the game plan,” said UP head coach Anto Gonzales. “We are very patient in the build-up and execution.”Dexter Benecio earned himself a first-half brace to lead the Golden Booters past 10-man Adamson University, 3-0.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkMarvin Bricenio also found the back of the net, his fourth goal of the season for UST, in the match against the Soaring Falcons off an assist from the returning Steven Anotado as the Golden Booters kept another clean sheet.UST head coach Marjo Allado was happy he had Anotado back in the lineup as the striker, who got in the pitch in the 67th minute, missed two years of play due to a knee injury. “Happy to see him playing in the UAAP, although he wasn’t able to score at least he had chances,” said Allado in Filipino. It took Anotado no time to contribute to UST’s cause as he assisted Bricenio in the latter’s 68th minute goal while Benecio scored his double in the 17th and 41st minute.Jusue Pilarca was sent off in the stoppage time of the first half that left Adamson playing with just 10 men.In the final game, De La Salle came back from a goal down and trumped Far Eastern University, 3-1.Rico Andes gave the Tamaraws the 1-0 lead in the 21st minute before Matthew Custodio equalized 14 minutes later for the Green Archers.ADVERTISEMENT MOST READ Michael Porter Jr. stays patient as playing time increases King Miyagi netted a brace tas University of the Philippines blanked University of the East, 3-0 and take a share of the top spot in the UAAP Season 80 men’s football tournament at Rizal Memorial Stadium.JB Borlongan also netted a goal, his second of the season, for UP as the Fighting Maroons tied University of Santo Tomas atop the table with six points each.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Newsome sets focus on helping Bolts open new PBA season on right track Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Winter Olympics: Lots of gold medals, sure, but how about those 15,000 eggs OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 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 View comments
October 20th marked the Declaration of Municipal Elections. Today at City Hall in Fort St. John, Janet Prestley, Chief Election Officer, drew names from a hat to determine ballot placement. Here’s what your 2008 Municipal Election Ballot will look like in Fort St. John: Mayoral Candidates Bruce Lantz Jim Eglinski- Advertisement -Councillor Candidates Theresa Mucci-Rodgers Karen Simpson Trevor Bolin Don Irwin Bruce Christensen Connie Wowchuck Larry Evans Warren Mears Josh Wilson Dan Davies Lori AckermanFor more information, visit www.fortstjohn.ca/municipalelections.html
Here we look at three reasons the Italian only lasted two seasons with the Blues:Costa meltdownThe champagne corks had barely finished popping at the end of Chelsea’s title celebrations in May before Conte bizarrely lost his cool with Costa.Misjudging his power base, Conte felt winning the league should allow him much more say in who came and went from his squad — and first in his sights was notorious malcontent Diego Costa.Infuriated by Costa’s mood swings and an attempt to engineer a move, Conte decided to sell the Spain striker even though his goals had been instrumental in the title success.But he hadn’t reckoned on Costa going public with a text message from Conte telling him he was no longer in his plans, a move that prompted the Chelsea boss to exile his forward from the squad.The situation quickly disintegrated as Costa refused to train with the reserves, leaving Chelsea struggling to find a buyer.Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich was said to be furious and, although Costa eventually got his wish to join Atletico Madrid, the Italian was on a collision course with the club’s hierarchy.The breakdown in relations manifested itself in Conte dragging out negotiations over a new contract and when he eventually signed the improved terms, tellingly it didn’t include an extension.Transfer warsChelsea’s Russian owner Roman Abramovich seen here celebrating Chelsea’s title win in May 2017 has in a year decided to part company with manager Antonio Conte © AFP / Ben STANSALLAlready grumbling about his lack of influence over transfers and complaining that Chelsea weren’t spending as much as their rivals, Conte was livid when Abramovich sanctioned Nemanja Matic’s switch to Manchester United before the start of the season.It didn’t help that technical director Michael Emenalo left the club, leaving Marina Granovskaia, a close Abramovich aide, in charge of transfer deals, much to Conte’s chagrin.Conte’s main complaint was Chelsea had failed to land his top targets, with Romelu Lukaku moving to United instead, and Juventus defender Alex Sandro also proving untouchable.Conte went public with his frustration, muttering darkly during pre-season about the problems lying in wait for Chelsea if they didn’t strengthen the squad to cope with the demands of returning to the Champions League after a season’s absence.For all Conte’s complaints, Chelsea still spent over £120 million on Alvaro Morata, Tiemoue Bakayoko, Antonio Rudiger, Davide Zappacosta and Danny Drinkwater.It didn’t help Conte’s mood that the players he was given largely under-performed, with Rudiger the lone useful recruit.Morata’s failure to adequately replace the more physical Costa as the fulcrum of Chelsea’s attack was a huge blow that left them fatally lacking a cutting edge.Unaccustomed to being questioned so openly, Abramovich is believed to have been vexed by Conte’s belligerent attitude — putting the pair at loggerheads as Chelsea’s problems mounted.Personality clashesEngaging in a petty feud with United manager Jose Mourinho only added to the perception that Conte was unravelling as Chelsea failed to keep pace with City in the title race.Angered by some typically acerbic jibes from Mourinho, Conte gave a stinging response, branding his rival a “little man” and questioning whether he was suffering from senile dementia.But the 48-year-old’s hardline stance wasn’t limited to mischievous opponents.The season was only a few weeks old when Conte’s players were reported to be chafing at his demanding training sessions and intense personality.Numerous hamstring injuries suffered by Chelsea’s stars led some to question whether Conte’s training methods were culpable.Conte was said to have reacted to the growing angst around him by retreating to his inner sanctum, speaking only to his most trusted assistants and becoming distant from his players.Well aware that he was unlikely to return, Conte went out with a bang after the Cup final, taking the chance to remind Abramovich what he would be missing when the axe fell.“After two years, the club knows me very well. I can’t change,” he said.“I think in a difficult season like this, I showed I’m a serial winner.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Guiding Chelsea to last season’s FA Cup was not enough to prevent the club ending Antonio Conte’s contract prematurely with one year to run © AFP / Glyn KIRKLONDON, United Kingdom, Jul 13 – Despite winning the FA Cup final against Manchester United in his last match in charge of Chelsea, Antonio Conte’s sacking on Friday was the inevitable result of a stormy season at Stamford Bridge.Chelsea finished fifth in the league — 30 points behind champions Manchester City — just 12 months after winning the title and their failure to qualify for the Champions League sealed Conte’s fate.
Defeats against Chelsea in the League Cup semi-finals and Crystal Palace in the FA Cup fourth round have left Tottenham boss Pochettino in danger of going another season without a trophy.Despite failing to win a single major prize in his managerial career, Pochettino says he regards finishing in the Premier League’s top four as a greater achievement.The Argentine, linked with a move to Manchester United at the end of the season, responded to the doubters by claiming he has over-achieved on the club’s brief to take them in the Champions League by the time they built their new stadium.“I love my job, I love my job. And of course I love a big challenge,” Pochettino said on Tuesday.“I am a very positive person and I am going to try and deliver in my job. I am going to going to stick with the club until the end to help the club achieve all they want.“When I arrived at Tottenham I knew very well the challenge will be tough and what happen now will happen now.“We are victims of our own success, the club was in a different level. No one believed in us, no one believed the way we operated from beginning will bring success to club.“Of course club played once in 22 years in the Champions League and now after four years we played three times in row – that was the dream of our fans, our staff and players to play in Champions League.“The principal thing that we need to clarify, our fans need to know, when you ask me if I agree to win a domestic cup will help us to achieve the last level, I cannot agree.”– Something missing –Tottenham haven’t won silverware since 2008,“In the last four or five years we played in four semi-finals, one final, I think we try, we were there, we were close,” Pochettino said.The former Southampton manager admitted his team still aren’t the finished article after over four years in charge.“Right now we are focused on trying to win every game in every competition, but for different reasons we are still missing something that means we cannot deliver.”Pochettino does deserve credit for making Tottenham a consistent presence in the top four despite spending far less than their Premier League rivals.They could go through two successive transfer windows without signing anyone if Pochettino doesn’t bring in a new recruit by Thursday’s deadline.Pochettino said last week that the club were working on some options to bolster their squad before the January window shuts, but he is now not expecting any incomings.“You know how we work,” Pochettino said. “In the last minute everything can happen. Of course different players maybe will have the opportunity to leave the club.“We’re going to see. Of course there’s not too much time.“A few days ago I was very optimistic about some options to sign – realistic options to sign – but today no, I’m not optimistic.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Pochettino has been criticised after Tottenham crashed out of two cup competitions in the space of four days last week.LONDON, United Kingdom, Jan 29 – Mauricio Pochettino claims he won’t walk out on Tottenham despite being a “victim” of his own success.Pochettino has been criticised after Tottenham crashed out of two cup competitions in the space of four days last week.
1 Mario Mandzukic Besiktas are ready to break the bank in order to lure West Ham target Mario Mandzukic to Turkey this summer.The Juventus striker is said to be a target for his compatriot Slaven Bilic, the Hammers manager, who is expected to sign a new forward this summer.But the Croatian is wanted by a number of top clubs across Europe, with his contract up in 2019 and his long-term future at Juve unclear.And now, according to Sport Mediaset, Besiktas are willing to offer him an annual salary of £6m and promise him that he will become their No.1 striker.However, it has been suggested that despite the interest from the likes of Besiktas and West Ham, his preference is to sign a contract extension at Juve.
Liverpool are tracking Sevilla goalkeeper Sergio Rico, according to reports in Spain.The Reds have been linked with signing a new goalkeeper this summer as doubts remain over the futures of Loris Karius and Simon Mignolet.Rico has impressed in recent seasons in Spain and he can be snapped up this summer if someone activates his £26m release-clause.AC Milan are keeping tabs on the 23-year-old in case they need to replace contract rebel Gianluigi Donnarumma but, according to COPE, Liverpool are in the hunt too.The Reds are reportedly monitoring Rico with a view to a potential bid this summer as Jurgen Klopp looks to strengthen his squad for the Champions League.Chelsea and Everton have also both been linked with the Spain international in the past. Sergio Rico of Sevilla 1