Brooks Koepka out of Travelers Championship after caddie tests positive for COVID-19

first_imgMORE: Watney’s contacts test negative; Thomas calls crowded Hilton Head a ‘zoo'”We have been working since March to develop a comprehensive health and safety plan that would be considered a best practice among professional sports leagues,” Monahan said. “While we’ve been thorough in building an implementing a program that mitigates as much risk as possible, we knew it would be impossible to eliminate all risk, as evidenced by the three positive tests this week. “We need to use these developments as a stark reminder for everyone involved as we continue to learn from an operational standpoint.” Brooks Koepka said he has not tested positive for COVID-19, “but as I’ve said all along, I’m taking this very seriously.  Brooks Koepka is one of five players who have withdrawn from the Travelers Championship this week, but the tournament will continue despite those exits and three positive coronavirus tests. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan updated the media Wednesday after Cameron Champ and caddies Ken Comboy (for Graeme McDowell) and Ricky Elliott (for Koepka) returned positive tests for COVID-19. Koepka, Champ, McDowell, Webb Simpson and Chase Koepka (Brooks’ Koepka’s brother) all withdrew from the event.  “I don’t want to do anything that might jeopardize the health of any player in the field or his ability to compete. “I was planning to take the next two weeks off anyway, so the right thing to do right now is get home, support Ricky and feel confident that I’m doing what I can do protecting my fellow Tour members, my PGA Tour friends and everyone associated with the Travelers Championship this week.”Nick Watney tested positive at the RBC Heritage last week to become the first PGA Tour player with a confirmed case of COVID-19. The tour returned to action June 11 at Colonial.last_img read more

Beaton’s five-wicket haul triggers Volcanoes collapse

first_imgGROS ISLET, St Lucia, (CMC): Fast bowler Ronsford Beaton snared his first-ever five-wicket haul in first-class cricket to engineer a Windward Islands Volcanoes collapse on the opening day of their eighth-round contest yesterday. The 23-year-old, in his 32nd first-class game, finished with five for 43 as Volcanoes, sent in at the Beausejour Cricket Stadium, were dismissed for 216 in the final session. Leaders and title-holders Guyana Jaguars then cruised to 34 without loss, but lost two quick wickets near the close to end on 44 for two. Opener Tagenarine Chanderpaul was unbeaten on 20. Veteran opener Devon Smith had earlier gathered his 51st first-class half-century when he top-scored with 87, while rookie Jerlani Robinson chipped in with 57. The pair were the only batsmen to get into the 20s, however, and it told the latter half of the Volcanoes innings. Opener Tyrone Theophile fell cheaply to Beaton for one, with the score on 16, but Smith and Robinson then posted 120 for the second wicket to put Volcanoes in the driver’s seat. Smith stroked 11 fours off 190 deliveries in nearly 33/4 hours while Robinson faced 82 balls in 143 minutes and struck nine fours and a six. Their enterprise allowed Volcanoes to head to lunch at 68 for one, with Smith on exactly 50 and Robinson on 13. They added a further 68 after the break before being separated when Robinson was caught at slip by captain Leon Johnson off left-arm seamer Raymon Reifer. Smith added another 28 for the third wicket with Dalton Polius (9), but once Polius was bowled by leg-spinner Devendra Bishoo at 164 for three, the last seven wickets went down for just 48 runs. 120-run partnershiplast_img read more

La Salle fends off Adamson for 3rd straight win

first_imgJake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales? La Salle trailed majority of the game up until the 4:10 mark of the third when center Ben Mbala scored back-to-back baskets that gave the Green Archers a 50-48 lead.Rivero paced La Salle with 17 points while Santillan finished with 16 points, 14 points in the second half, and 10 boards.Mbala struggled from the field, going 3-of-10, but made up for it from the line going 9-of-12 to put up 15 points to go along with 17 rebounds. Papi Sarr led Adamson with 17 points and 12 boards while Jerrick Ahanmisi also had 17 points. ADVERTISEMENT Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Adamson was down by four, 69-65, midway through the fourth quarter, but a timely triple from Rob Manalang and two free throws from Jonathan Espeleta put the Soaring Falcons ahead 72-71 with 2:19 left in the game.That slim lead, however, would be the last of the Falcons’ reprieve as Andrei Caracut knocked down a clutch triple that gave the Green Archers a 74-72 lead with 1:48 left in the game.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogSanti Santillan then pushed the dagger through Adamson’s heart with a layup giving La Salle a 76-72 lead with 36 seconds remaining in the game. “This game was a test of our character, not just as individuals but as a team, and it really helped our team,” said Ricci Rivero in Filipino. 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 It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacsoncenter_img Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netDefending champion De La Salle kept Adamson University at bay to come away with an 80-74 victory in the UAAP Season 80 men’s basketball tournament Saturday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.The Green Archers chalked up their third straight win and improved to 8-2 to deny the Soaring Falcons (6-4), who missed a chance to gain a share of second place.ADVERTISEMENT OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Sol Mercado out for Game 5 of PBA Finals Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny MOST READ Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next View commentslast_img read more

Diary of a Mother Separated from her Child, Quarantined in an Ebola Ravaged House

first_imgEditor’s Note: The below account is based on a true story, as told to the author.September 5, 2014 1:35a.m: I had been sitting here under these streetlights since yesterday, hoping to see him once more. While strange stares and whispering sounds seemed to be coming from all angles, I would await my child.Just yesterday, I held him in my arms and told him how much I loved him. He smiled at me so angelically and showed me life, assurance and a nod of approval at my undying love. I told him “I will do anything to protect you,” but I was wrong.That was yesterday. Gone now was our happy home which now seemed to be filled with fear and confusion. I would await my child.9:00a.m: I’d been told by the security that I should go home, “There’s no need for you to do this to yourself,” he said.I’d already started removing each and every strand of my hair that I plaited last week, and had even removed my shoes. Now my throat was sore from crying with tears that kept falling by themselves. I’d lost so much since my baby left; I wouldn’t mind losing more until he could come home.September 6, 2014After realizing that everyone in the house had been kept inside, and not just my baby, I couldn’t keep from wondering, who rocked him to sleep?I tried spying through one of the bedroom’s windows but was caught in my tracks by a security guard. I was again told to, “go home and stop doing this to yourself. It’s for your own protection; you could catch the deadly virus too.”September 8, 2014 10:00p.m: Someone had called an ambulance for me; they said “I look unwell.” Others who passed by me thought I had lost my mind; they thought I’d always been this way.I drew a picture out of charcoal and asked the security to give it to my son, but they refused to take it. They murmured something about, “him not needing it anyway.”Three clothed bodies had been removed from the house; I’d counted each one though I had never been to school before.September 11, 20147:00p.m: I felt very sick; no one had come to my aid. A lady who knew my son in the community explained what happened to me. She said his baby sister invited a sick relative to their house. The teenager was unwell for weeks, and his family decided to bring him to the city for treatment. He died in their living room the day after his arrival.No one told me that a sick person was at the house, and like every normal day, I dropped my son to his baby sitter. I’m a single mother who only wanted the best for my child, so I went in the market to sell everyday. I just wanted to make ends meet.September 13, 2014 The security informed me that the house would be quarantined for 21 days. A boy infected with the deadly Ebola virus died in the house; and so had his parents.Oh God, my child. He was inside there, what could I do to get him out of there? So far I had counted four bodies being removed since last week. Whenever I asked or inquired about my son, I was told to “go home”.September 14, 2014 I saw the Ebola task force spraying the house today; unlocking the doors. I’m so weak, but I’ve managed to run closer to the house to see my son. This time, they didn’t stop me. The house is empty.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

2 Police Officers promoted for acts of bravery

first_imgTwo Police Officers who demonstrated pure bravery while executing their duties have been promoted by Police Commissioner Leslie James on Friday.Corporal Clive Clarke, who has served the Guyana Police Force (GPF) for over 10 years and is presently stationed at the Brickdam Police Station, was elevated to the rank of Sergeant. Clarke said that with being promoted, his performance would only become even greater.A Division (Georgetown-East Bank Demerara) Commander Marlon Chapman presenting Clive Clarke with his sergeant stripes on behalf of Commissioner Leslie JamesHe was injured in the leg during the shootout with three bandits in Norton Street, Georgetown last week.Meanwhile, Constable Mark Grimmond, who is stationed at Eteringbang, Cuyuni River, Region Seven (Cuyuni-Mazaruni), was promoted to Corporal.He was escorting the body of a United States missionary when the single-engine aircraft in which he was travelling crash-landed aback of Canal Number Two, West Bank Demerara.F Division (Interior Locations) Commander Kevin Adonis presenting Mark Grimmond with his stripes on behalf of the Police CommissionerThe emotional cop, who has served eight years in the Force, said that he was very much elated for his first promotion.Both ranks have been discharged from the hospital and have been recovering speedily.The simple promotion ceremony was hosted in the Commissioner’s Conference Room in the presence of Officers of the Force’s Performance Group who were meeting at the time.The Commissioner was sure to note that such outstanding performance by ranks would always be rewarded by the Force.last_img read more

Security Guard stabbed to death

first_imgA 31-year-old security guard was stabbed to death while walking along the main access road in North Rupununi, Lethem during the wee hours of Tuesday morning. Dead is Hemchand Persaud of Lethem who was stabbed once to his abdomen. His assailant has since escaped.An investigation has been launched.Details of this story will follow in the April 19, 2017 edition of Guyana Times.last_img

Emery set to succeed Wenger as Arsenal boss

first_img0Shares0000New Gunner? Unai Emery looks set to succeed Arsene Wenger as Arsenal manager © AFP / CHARLY TRIBALLEAULONDON, United Kingdom, May 21 – Former Paris Saint-Germain coach Unai Emery looks set to become Arsene Wenger’s successor after 22 years as Arsenal manager, the BBC reported on Monday.Emery, 46, won Ligue 1 and four domestic cups in two seasons in the French capital before departing earlier this month. However, the Spaniard paid for his failure to get PSG beyond the last 16 of the Champions League in his two seasons at the Parc des Princes.“Emery emerged as the unanimous choice following a recruitment process in which all candidates were spoken to,” said the BBC.PSG had previously reached four consecutive Champions League quarter-finals following the Qatari takeover of the club in 2011, but Emery oversaw a humiliating defeat to Barcelona in the last 16 a year ago, losing 6-1 at the Camp Nou after a 4-0 win in the first leg.The club then committed to spending 400 million euros ($483 million) on Neymar and Kylian Mbappe alone — the two most expensive transfer deals in history — last year, but Paris were eliminated in the last 16 again this year, going out to Real Madrid.“We lost against Real but they are showing that they are maybe still the strongest team in Europe,” said Emery when announcing his departure.Emery previously enjoyed great success on the European stage at Sevilla, where he won three Europa League titles in three full seasons at the Sanchez Pizjuan.Arsenal have been looking for a new boss for the first time in over two decades since Wenger announced last month he was stepping down at the end of the season.A sixth-placed finish in the Premier League, the Frenchman’s worst-ever return, means the Gunners have failed to qualify for the Champions League for a second straight season.Former Arsenal midfielder Mikel Arteta, who has formed part of Pep Guardiola’s coaching staff at Premier League champions Manchester City for the past two seasons, appeared to be the front runner in the past week.Arteta, who played 150 games for Arsenal between 2011 and 2016, even had Wenger’s blessing.“He was a leader, has good passion for the game, knows the club and knows what is important at the club,” Wenger told BeIn Sports.However, Arteta’s lack of previous managerial experience appears to have seen him lose out to his compatriot.Emery’s own playing career was a modest one, largely in Spain’s lower divisions after failing to make the grade at Real Sociedad.However, he established a reputation as a bright young coach at Lorca and Almeria before being handed his first big job at Valencia in 2008.Despite severe financial problems as players like David Villa, David Silva and Juan Mata were sold, Emery led Valencia to third place behind Barcelona and Real Madrid for three consecutive seasons.A short, ill-fated spell at Spartak Moscow followed before he returned to his homeland at Sevilla in 2013.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Curry sinks Finals record in Warriors romp

first_img“To be on top of that 3-point list is pretty special,” Curry said.“Pretty special night. And hopefully some more special things happen when we get two more wins.”The Warriors, who never trailed, can sweep the series with wins in Cleveland on Wednesday and Friday.Curry, a 30-year-old guard, broke the old mark of eight 3-pointers in a finals game set by Ray Allen of Boston in 2010.“He was tremendous,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said. “Nine threes and seemed to hit the big shot every time we needed one. Yeah, he was fantastic.”Curry scored 16 points in the fourth quarter, including a corner 3-pointer, a desperation heave from 35 feet and the record breaker from the left side with 3:30 remaining.“He makes tough shots. That’s what he does,” Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue said. “Once he releases it, (if) he sees the basket, he usually makes it.”Cavaliers superstar LeBron James netted 29 points with 13 assists and nine rebounds, but it wasn’t enough to stop Golden State winning 122-103 © GETTY/AFP / EZRA SHAWKevin Durant added 26 points, Klay Thompson had 20 and JaVale McGee added 12 to spark the Warriors.Cavaliers superstar LeBron James netted 29 points with 13 assists and nine rebounds while Kevin Love added 22 points and 10 rebounds, but Cleveland came no closer than five points in the second half.“It sucks to lose,” a grim-faced James said. “It sucks when you go out there and you give it everything that you have and you prep and your mind is in it and your body is in it and you come out on the losing end.”– ‘Just getting started’ –The Cavaliers and Warriors are meeting for the fourth consecutive NBA Finals, with Golden State having won titles in 2015 and 2017 while Cleveland captured the 2016 crown, rallying from a 3-1 deficit in the greatest comeback in finals history.“We’re happy with the way we played,” Kerr said. “But we know this is just getting started.”After an overtime opener loss James called one of the worst defeats of his career, the Cavaliers couldn’t play Golden State as close, Curry and his teammates thwarting every threat.Kevin Love (L) of the Cleveland Cavaliers defends against Stephen Curry of the Golden State Warriors © GETTY/AFP / Lachlan Cunningham“You definitely notice the looks on their faces when he hit some of the shots,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said of the Cavaliers.“It was like dagger after dagger. Play great defense and he pulled up and hit a three in your face. You definitely notice the effect that it has on the opposing team.”Cavs guard J.R. Smith, whose late-game blunder in the opener denied Cleveland a potential winning shot, was greeted with a standing ovation by Warriors fans and chants of “M-V-P” when he went to the free throw line.Smith went 2-of-9 from the floor and scored only five points in what he called a “terrible” performance, but said the crowd wasn’t a factor.“I’m always a person the fans like to heckle. I like it,” Smith said. “I’d rather them do that than not acknowledge me at all. I appreciate it.”“We have confidence in J.R,” Lue said. “He’s got to keep taking his shots.– Curry’s ‘Dagger shot’ –“In that third quarter I thought we did a good job,” Lue added. “We did a great job of attacking offensively and playing more physically defensively. I was proud of our guys the way we competed. We could have let go of the rope down 13.”Cleveland pulled within five points three times in the third quarter but the Warriors carried a 90-80 lead after three quarters.“You’ve got to withstand that kind of stuff and keep playing and keep going,” Kerr said. “Our guys did a good job of that.”James opened the fourth quarter with a 3-pointer but Curry followed with back-to-back 3-pointers for a 96-83 Warriors edge and sank a desperation heave for a 103-89 edge.“That was kind of like a dagger shot,” teammate Thompson said.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Stephen Curry finished by shooting 11-of-26 from the floor, 9-of-17 from 3-point range with seven rebounds and eight assists as the Golden State Warriors beat Cleveland 122-103 © GETTY/AFP / Lachlan CunninghamOAKLAND, United States, Jun 4 – Defending champion Golden State moved to two wins from a third title in four seasons Sunday with Warriors guard Stephen Curry sinking an NBA Finals record nine 3-pointers in a 122-103 rout of Cleveland.Curry scored 33 points on 11-of-26 shooting from the floor, hitting 9-of-17 from 3-point range, with seven rebounds and eight assists as Golden State seized a 2-0 lead in the best-of-seven championship series.last_img read more


first_imgA new breakthrough has been made in the search for missing schoolgirl Arlene Arkinson.Forensic experts are carrying out a detailed examination of a derelict flat once occupied by a man cleared of murdering the missing schoolgirl who was last seen in Bundoran.Officers in white boiler suits moved into the property in the centre of Castlederg, Co Tyrone, where child killer Robert Howard lived at the time of Arlene’s disappearance 18 years ago. Police said they were not looking for human remains.The flat in Main Street has been searched before, but a forensic team was called in after serious crime branch detectives got new information, according to the Police Service of Northern Ireland.Body recovery dogs were also brought in to help a search team check land between Castlederg and the village of Clady on the Tyrone-Donegal border.Arlene (15), vanished on her way home from a disco in Bundoran, Co Donegal, in August 1994. She had been seen with Howard who was acquitted of her murder in 2005 when he was aged 61.He is currently serving a life sentence for the rape and murder of schoolgirl Hanna Williams (14), from Deptford, south London, whose body was found in a cement works in Northfleet, Kent, in March 2002.The flat where Howard lived when Arlene disappeared has been derelict for some time and officers had to make sure it was safe to enter before today’s detailed forensic examination got under way.A spokesman for the PSNI serious crime branch said: “This investigation remains active and ongoing. But it is also extremely complex and requires detectives to adopt a thorough and co-ordinated approach to progressing investigative opportunities.“Some new information has been received. Detectives have made inquiries over the last few months to examine this information and this had led to an expansion of the existing search plan. “The fact that new information has come into the inquiry as a result of previous appeals is heartening. Police still believe that there may be more information in the community and we would appeal for anyone with any information to come forward – for Arlene and for her family.”The spokesman said the Arkinson family had been kept up to date about the progress of the investigation. “We sympathise with Arlene’s family in their continued distress, frustration and anger. We maintain an absolute commitment to working to resolve their unbearable situation despite the complexities and timespan of the investigation.”POLICE SEARCH FLAT IN SEARCH FOR MISSING SCHOOLGIRL ARLENE was last modified: September 17th, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:Arlene ArkinsonbundoranPSNIlast_img read more

GAA: Glenfin U13 girls celebrate huge victory over Naomh Columba

first_imgLottoLotto winning numbers for 25/10/2016 are 3-1- 4-2-8-7-6-5. No Winners.Jackpot for the 01/11/2016 is €4550.00.Club newsWell done to the U13 girls who had a great victory over Naomh Columba on Saturday last. The won 13.08 to 3.03. Hard luck to the U16 boys who lost out to Robert Emmetts on Saturday in the Division 3 Semi Final. This brings an end to their season.The Senior team brought the curtain down on their season with a good won over St Nauls. Both teams were under strength but goals from Ronan Carlin 2, Michael McGlynn and Liam O Meara 1 each secured the points for Glenfin on a score Glenfin 4.12 – St Nauls 0.07.Hard luck to the 3 rd team who lost out by a point away to McCools on Saturday evening.The Adult players have organised a Night at the Races on Saturday 3rd December in the Reelin Bar. Frank McGlynn, Gerard Ward, Hugh Foy, Andrew Walsh and Martin McGlynn are taking the lead in making this happen. All adult players are asked to sell 10 horses at €10 each. You can get your sheet from any of the above. Sponsorship of €100 per race is also needed. If anyone would like to sponsor a race please contact one of the boys. All players need to make the effort to ensure that this fund raiser is a success. Club Gear is available in all sizes. To order contact Kate McGlynn on 0877952880, Sean Bonner on 0872608539, Francie F Marley on 0872414714 or Jakie OMeara on 0871222112 .Any club member or manager wanting to put information into the Club notes can do so by sending it to or texting 0872052481GAA: Glenfin U13 girls celebrate huge victory over Naomh Columba was last modified: October 30th, 2016 by Elaine McCalligShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:FootballGAAglenfinNAOMH COLUMBAlast_img read more