African Tour: Torgah Surges to FCT Classic Victory

first_imgVincent Torgah From Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaVincent Torgah over the weekend maintained his commanding domination of the African Tour following a seven-stroke victory at the FCT Classic.Torgah played a final round of one over par 73 to win at the IBB International Golf and Country Club, Abuja. The Ghanaian left no one in doubt with his overall 10 under par 278 tally that left Gift Willy in second place seven shots off the pace.Torgha has been a massive influence on the African Tour this season after winning all three tournaments on the roster since the seasonHe has already secured victories at Eko Challenge Cup in Lakowe Lakes, Lagos and the Memorare over Arsenal Golf Club, Owerri, Imo State.Willy finished the tournament at three under par 285, three strokes over Mohammed Liman and Sunday Olapade, who tied for third at even par 288.Olapade, who has been searching for a victory on the tour since he won the Tour Championship in Abuja in December last year, shared the spotlight with Liman, as the only players to finish their rounds under par.Ageless Emos Korblah, who headed into the final round with a share of the third, ended in fifth after carding one over par 291 for the tournament.The next tournament on the African Tour is the Port Harcourt Classic and it is billed for Port Harcourt Golf Club from May 15-18.RESULTS & FIXTURESTottenham 4 – 0 HuddersfieldBrighton 0 – 5 BournemouthBurnley 2 – 0 CardiffFulham 2 – 0 EvertonSouthampton 3 – 1 WolvesMan United 2 – 1 West HamCrystal Palace v Man City 2:05pmLiverpool v Chelsea 4:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse to visit Duke and UNC on ESPN’s Big Monday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse has been awarded two games on ESPN’s Big Monday for the 2015-16 season, Jan. 18 at Duke and Feb. 29 at North Carolina. Both games will be at 7 p.m. on ESPN.Head coach Jim Boeheim is suspended for SU’s first nine conference games, including the game at Duke. He announced in March that he would appeal the part of the suspension that restricts him from the Orange’s practices, but accepted not being allowed to coach in games.Last season, the Orange lost to Duke at Cameron Indoor Stadium, 73-54. SU also fell to the Tar Heels at the Dean Smith Center, 93-83. Syracuse is one of four schools to have two appearances on Big Monday, along with Louisville, Virginia and Miami.This marks the third year the Atlantic Coast Conference is part of Big Monday. The Big 12 has been paired with Big Monday for the past 19 years and will be featured in the 9 p.m. game this season.In the 2014-15 season, Syracuse went 18-13 overall, 9-9 in the ACC and self-imposed a postseason ban as a result of the NCAA investigation. This season, though, SU brings in four ESPN Top 100 recruits and returns 80 percent of its starting lineup from the end of last year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on August 12, 2015 at 2:34 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

Blackhawks’ Jonathan Toews misses mark with coronavirus comments

first_imgJonathan Toews offered some baffling commentary on the coronavirus Monday.The Blackhawks captain and usually to-himself player said that there is uncertainty as to how and when people catch the coronavirus, something that has been scientifically and factually proven in the past. During a time of misinformation and fake news, maybe the blowback will teach Toews a small lesson in choosing words more wisely in the future. But actions do speak louder than words, and while Toews doesn’t explicitly say “wear a mask” — a directive of medical experts and scientists that could drastically reduce the spread of COVID-19 — he has been spotted at events wearing one himself in recent weeks while helping out Chicago.This is what change looks like. Just got together pro athletes from the @ChicagoBears @chicagobulls @whitesox @NHLBlackhawks @packers @Panthers and @Saints. We invited @nflcommish and @chicagosmayor. We listened to kids and learned about their dream for a better Chicago. pic.twitter.com/sQpnmnPiMj— Sam Acho (@TheSamAcho) July 7, 2020When Toews does speak, he’s usually measured and intelligent. “Captain Serious” garnered praise in June for his eloquent words on the Black Lives Matter movement and racial injustice across the United States.Toews and the Blackhawks are set to return to the ice in August. Jonathan Toews: “Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing? I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy. I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day.— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020″Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”— Scott Powers (@ByScottPowers) July 13, 2020MORE: When do the NHL playoffs start?”Does anybody really know how and when people catch this thing?” Toews said. “I think the best you can do is get good rest, eat healthy, take care of your body, kind of do the little things that lower your chances. What else can you do? Sitting around worrying about it is just going to drive you crazy.”I think the NHL’s gone to great lengths to create a safe environment. It’s far from perfect at the end of the day. Everyone has their own beliefs, seeing where they stand with all this. It’s up to you to really do the right thing to be respectful of others but also take care of yourself.”Toews goes a little half-and-half with his comments, drawing the ire of some. While he misses the mark in questioning how the virus is spread, his comments in general are also a whole lot of nothing; Toews doesn’t denounce testing or wearing a mask, after all, and offers pretty basic life advice in the process. For comparison: If you want some really bad coronavirus takes from the sports world, here’s MLB umpire Joe West and Michigan Wolverines head coach Jim Harbaugh. You can file Toews’ words under “irresponsible” but not “malicious.”last_img read more

Ben Barba to fight lifetime ban

first_imgThe fallen NRL star presented himself to Mackay police and was charged with two counts of public nuisance over an incident at the Townsville casino in January.The former Dally M Medallist will appear in Townsville Magistrates Court on March 22.Barba reportedly will not face domestic violence-related charges because his partner Ainslie Currie has not made a complaint.Barba was sacked by NRL club North Queensland without playing a game for the club last month over allegations he was violent towards Currie in the incident.The NRL gave Barba a lifetime ban after viewing CCTV footage of the incident.But Barba’s lawyer Campbell MacCallum claimed on Tuesday he would now attempt to have the ban overturned.”He’s expressed his desire to play football this year,” MacCallum told reporters.”He wants to explore his options in relation to challenging the NRL ban and hopefully play rugby league in some sort of capacity.”I don’t think he’d play NRL but certainly local football, and that’s going to help his focus.”He’s feeling the pressure of the media on him – he’s also feeling the pressure of not being able to play the game that he loves.”It’s certainly pretty distressing for himself and a trying time for his family.”Barba was charged a day after telling a television news crew he had “lost everything” and threatened to “hurt” the reporter.North Queensland coach Paul Green said Cowboys welfare officers would keep in touch with Barba.”Our welfare guys continue to stay in contact with Ben. The club will continue to support him however we can,” he said.Green was not as expansive when told Barba intended to fight the NRL ban.Asked if Barba should be allowed to play again, Green said: “It’s probably not for me to comment.”Besides the two charges, Barba was on Tuesday also banned by Queensland police from entering Townsville’s entertainment precinct for three months.After winning a premiership with Cronulla in 2016, the star fullback copped a 12 game NRL ban for testing positive to cocaine for a second time.He left for stints in French rugby union and the English Super League before being offered a lifeline by the Cowboys, only to be sacked on February 1 over the casino incident.last_img read more