Tiger Woods feels he was ‘competitive’ at PGA Championship

first_imgIndeed, Woods fared better than some of the other big names out on the course early on Sunday.Rory McIlroy was struggling to improve his even-par overall score in an inconsistent round until following a birdie at the 15th with an eagle at the next, while Phil Mickelson finished with a double bogey that left him four over for the week.However, Jordan Spieth belatedly found some form, recovering to the same score as Mickelson with a 67. MORE: How Morikawa won a majorThere was improvement from Woods as the tournament came to a close, however, as he carded three birdies across the first seven holes.Although a bogey followed at the eighth, the American made two more gains on the back nine before finishing in disappointing fashion with five at the par-4 18th.Woods’ best score of the week meant he was eight shy of Dustin Johnson as the leaders prepared to head out.”What I got out of this week is that I felt I was competitive,” Woods said.”If I would have made a few more putts on Friday early on, and the same thing with Saturday, I feel like would have been right there with a chance come today.3rd birdie of the day for Tiger Woods. #PGAChamp pic.twitter.com/Yv61O0lrkM— PGA Championship (@PGAChampionship) August 9, 2020″It didn’t happen, but I fought hard. That’s golf. We lose way more tournaments than we win.”PGA PRIZE MONEY: How much did Tiger make for the weekend?Explaining his fourth-round performance, he added: “I drove it like I did on Friday, my irons were a little crisper and I hit better putts.”I wanted an under-par tournament score [Saturday] and made it happen [Sunday].” Tiger Woods felt he had cause for optimism after carding a 3-under 67 in his final round at the PGA Championship, although he was a long way short of title contention.The 15-time major champion was out of the running in San Francisco heading into Sunday’s last 18 holes after consecutive 72s left him 2 over par for the week.last_img read more

Friday January 4th Local Sports

first_imgIOWA CITY — The 19th ranked Iowa Hawkeye women held off a late comeback by Nebraska for a 77-71 win in Iowa City. It snapped the Huskers’ nine game Big Ten road winning streak.That’s Iowa coach Lisa Bluder, who says the Hawkeyes had too many turnovers at crunch time.Megan Gustafson led the way for Iowa with 28 points and 17 rebounds. Mason City native Makenzie Meyer played 32 minutes, scoring two points and handing out five assists. Iowa is now 10-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference and will host Wisconsin Monday night in a game you’ll hear on KGLO starting at 7 o’clock. @ North UnionWest Hancock 73, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 6West Hancock 48, Eagle Grove 29West Hancock 74, North Union 3Eagle Grove 63, Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 15Eagle Grove 60, North Union 21Garner-Hayfield-Ventura 42, North Union 9 TORONTO (AP) — Zach Parise broke a tie off a turnover early in the third period and the Minnesota Wild rallied to beat the Toronto Maple Leafs 4-3 on Thursday. Auston Matthews lost the puck to Parise, who beat goalie Michael Hutchinson high over his glove at 4:21 for his 18th goal of the season. == SATURDAYAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake vs. Forest City — girls 1:00, boys followAM-1300 KGLO — NFL Wildcard Games — Indianapolis vs. Houston, followed by Seattle at Dallas — 3:00 WEST LAFAYETTE, INDIANA — Purdue carved up Iowa’s defense in a lopsided win in Mackey Arena. The Boilermakers led by as many as 26 points in an 86-70 win.That’s Iowa coach Fran McCaffery. The Hawkeyes were without injured center Luka Garza for the third straight game. McCaffery says his injured ankle is not yet 100 percent.Tyler Cook led the Hawkeyes with 24 points but says there were too many defensive breakdowns.The Hawks are 0-3 in the Big Ten and will try to get things turned around Sunday at home against Nebraska.Purdue’s bench outscored Iowa’s depleted bench 39-10. Boiler coach Matt Painter.Sunday’s Iowa-Nebraska game can be heard on KGLO starting with the pre-game at 3:30 and the tipoff scheduled for 4:30 @ Charles CityCharles City 61, Riceville 12Charles City 40, Oelwein 30Oelwein 54, Riceville 23 @ St. AnsgarOsage 66, Belmond-Klemme 14Osage 72, St. Ansgar 6Osage 55, Nashua-Plainfield 18Nashua-Plainfield 54, Belmond-Klemme 24Nashua-Plainfield 51, St. Ansgar 25St. Asngar 36, Belmond-Klemme 31center_img — other wrestling last night@ Northwood-KensettCentral Springs 54, Newman 27Central Springs 63, Northwood-Kensett 18Central Springs 78, Rockford 6Newman 59, Northwood-Kensett 16Newman 60, Rockford 16Northwood-Kensett 60, Rockford 6 == SUNDAYAM-1300 KGLO — NFL Wildcard Game — Los Angeles Chargers at Baltimore — 11:30AM-1300 KGLO — Iowa men vs. Nebraska — 3:30 pre-game, 4:30 tipoff @ West ForkLake Mills 60, Forest City 12Lake Mills 84, West Fork 0Lake Mills 68, North Butler-Clarksville 9North Butler-Clarksville 43, Forest City 27North Butler-Clarksville 68, West Fork 0Forest City 66, West Fork 6 HUMBOLDT — Humboldt won eight matches as the Wildcats downed Clear Lake 38-29 in a North Central Conference dual last night in Humboldt, as you heard on AM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB. Clear Lake picked up pins from Braxton Doebel at 152, Kade Hambly at 220 and Sam Nelson at 113. The Lions’ top-ranked wrestler Eric Faught won by technical fall in the second period at 132 pounds, while Thomas Gansen at 160 and Connor O’Tool at 170 also picked up wins. Clear Lake travels to the Forest City Invitational tomorrow. THIS WEEKEND:== FRIDAYAM-1300 KGLO, kgloam.com, KGLO mobile app — Mason City High at Valley West Des Moines — girls 6:15, boys followAM-1490/96.7-FM KRIB, kribam.com, KRIB mobile app — Clear Lake at Humboldt — girls 6:15, boys followlast_img read more

Absentee ballots now available for November city, school elections

first_imgMASON CITY — Absentee ballots are now available in Cerro Gordo County for the November general election for city offices and school board elections. The Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s office says an eligible voter may vote by absentee ballot at their office during regular weekday courthouse hours, or a voter may submit a written request for a ballot to be mailed to them. Written requests must include: the voter’s name; date of birth; the number on their driver’s license, non-operator identification, or voter ID PIN number; as well as their address, signature, and the name or date of the election. Those written requests should be addressed to the Cerro Gordo County Auditor’s office at 220 North Washington in Mason City. Anybody with questions about the city and school election may call the Auditor’s office at 421-3041 or consult the county’s website at www.cgcounty.org .last_img read more

Board finds ‘express bias’ in firing of Iowa OSHA inspector

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — The Iowa Public Employment Relations Board has overturned the firing of a workplace safety inspector, finding that he unfairly faced retribution after reporting a hostile work environment inside the agency. The board found that managers at the Iowa Occupational Safety and Health Administration acted with “express bias” when they opened a disciplinary investigation into Travis Stein for missing a meeting in November 2018. The decision found that the agency had never before punished a worker for missing a meeting and that the investigation of Stein was unfair and incomplete. Stein says the ruling backs his claim that his January 2019 firing was motivated by retaliation and built on false statements.last_img read more

New unemployment claims up again

first_imgDES MOINES — New unemployment claims moved up slightly last week.First-time claims were 14-thousand-586 which is up around 25-hundred from the previous week.  It is the first time in three weeks those claims have gone up.Manufacturing saw the most new claims with around 38-hundred. Self-employed and independent contractors filed nearly 24-hundred first-time claims.The number of continuing unemployment claims dropped by around four thousand for the week — and remains at more than 180-thousand.The state paid out nearly 49 million dollars in unemployment benefits last week.last_img read more

Nakivubo stadium board asks government for bailout

first_imgHe blamed KCCA for the delay in approving redevelopment plans submitted by Nakivubo stadium and their partners, which has stalled an expected new source of revenue. Without the approvals, Nakivubo cannot engange the partners to help resolve the tax issue.Bakabulindi said that is why the stadium is appealing for a bail out from the government so that URA writes off a the current tax arrears.However, this was opposed by the Member of Parliament for Kumi Municipality Silas Aogon who said that the administrators of national institutions and facilities have made it a habit to mismanage them and in turn ask for bail outs.A new board of trustees that manages Nakivubo has been appointed by  Bakabulindi and will work for two year tenure 2016 to 2018.The chairman of the board is Godfrey Mabirizi, the vice chairman is Charles Egou with Fred Kateregga, Hajjat Minsa Kabanda, Ahmed Bogere Masembe, Junior Sembatya, Boniface Oryema, Fariday Mayanja and Yusuf Mukoka as board members.Share on: WhatsApp A section of Nakivubo stadiumThe board of trustees of Nakivubo War Memorial Stadium has asked government for a bailout to pay tax arrears they owe Uganda Revenue Authority (URA).State minister of sports Charles Bakabulindi told parliament on Tuesday that the stadium cannot raise sh484 million in unpaid taxes. Nakivubo Stadium was closed on July 19 2016 over unpaid taxes accumulated since 2013, and is currently being run by URA in order to analyse its revenue flowPresenting a statement on the closure of Nakivubo before the house presided over by the deputy speaker Jacob Oulanya, Bakabulindi said that while the board and URA had agreed they deposit sh100m so they can continue managing the facility, they have no source of funds to raise the amount.State minister BakkabulindiBakabulindi explained that before 2009, the board was able to raise revenue from development partners following the signing of a series of Public/Private partnerships arrangements with potential developers which is no longer the case.“The stadium management had committed to pay URA sh21,500,000 per month which was being collected from park yard market before it was gutted by fire but this is no longer forthcoming, which resulted into management failure to remit funds to URA,” said Bakabulindi.He stated that that the major source of income at the time when the memorandum of understanding was reached with URA  was the park yard market which was gutted by fire  several times thus denying a definitive revenue source earmarked  for servicing of the tax obligations.last_img read more

Guardiola delighted by renaissance of attacking style

first_imgManchester, United Kingdom | AFP | Pep Guardiola believes his style of play is gaining traction across English football after he experienced a tough first season with Manchester City.Guardiola is pleased to see the high-possession, high-pressing and high-intensity approach he espouses has found popularity elsewhere in the Premier League, complimenting both Liverpool and Tottenham Hotspur on the way they play.The former Barcelona and Bayern Munich boss saw his style questioned as he struggled to make an early impact at the Etihad Stadium, suffering the first trophyless season of his coaching career last term as City finished third in the table.The transformation this season has been remarkable, with City having dropped just four points in 22 league matches as they remain in contention for an unprecedented trophy quadruple.Having faced suggestions his style could not work in England, Guardiola is delighted to have proved his critics wrong, adding he loves to see other teams playing his way.“I like that, because more than a manager, I’m a fan. When I have to choose, those are the type of teams I like to watch,” he said.“Barcelona, I love to watch, first because I am a fan of the club, I grew up there, and especially because we are in a unmissable period in terms of seeing their great players, especially one (Lionel Messi).“I am happy that in Italy, Napoli are playing in a quite similar way. I identify quite well with how they play and how they want to do things.“It’s the same with Tottenham. Tottenham can drop points, but always I see the games and think: ‘They played well’. You always see they have 20, 25, 27 shots on target. And you see that and say: Wow.”– Liverpool tradition –Guardiola includes Liverpool, City’s opponents on Sunday, in the list of high-quality attacking teams in the Premier League. “I think Liverpool are playing like Liverpool were in the past, with all their history,” Guardiola said.“The fans are demanding attacking football. Liverpool have to defend their whole history.“In the 1980s, they dominated the world and European football. I think they are trying to respect that.“Some teams try to sit back against us. Liverpool played well against us. They tried. We want to do something quite similar. We want to try to be the best.”Few would expect City to stumble in this season’s contest for the Premier League title, given they are currently 15 points clear at the top, yet Guardiola has warned it is still possible.“In football and in sport, anything can happen. Of course, we can lose the title, because you never know what is going to happen in the next 13 or 14 games.“If we maintain our level, the consistency and the way we play, then OK, we have a chance. But you never know.”The Spaniard added: “If we start to go down, and lose confidence, and don’t play well regularly, then we will see.“Maybe that is going to happen, and I am going to shake the hand of my opponents and congratulate them for being champions.“You will always be judged on the result. I always try to say to the players: ‘Don’t read too much about what is done’.“It is simple: Just focus on the next game. That is the best advice I can give to my players. That’s the reason why I’m here — to talk to them.”Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Chelsea pledge action after anti-Semitic chants

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea have promised to take the “strongest possible action” against any supporters found to have sung an anti-Semitic chant in Budapest, just days after four fans were suspended for abusing Raheem Sterling.Minutes into Thursday’s Europa League clash with Vidi in Budapest’s Groupama Arena, which ended 2-2, a vocal minority of Chelsea fans were heard singing a derogatory chant about Tottenham supporters, featuring anti-Semitic language.Chelsea in January launched a campaign to raise awareness and educate about anti-Semitism in football and the club, including owner Roman Abramovich, who is Jewish, have expressed disgust at the latest incident.“Anti-Semitism and any other kind of race-related or religious hatred is abhorrent to this club and the overwhelming majority of our fans,” said a Chelsea spokesman. “It has no place at Chelsea or in any of our communities.“We have stated this loud and clear on many occasions from the owner, the board, coaches and players. “Any individuals that can’t summon the brainpower to comprehend this simple message and are found to have shamed the club by used using anti-Semitic or racist words or actions will face the strongest possible action from the club.”Chelsea and police opened investigations after alleged racist abuse was directed at Manchester City’s Sterling by a section of home supporters during last week’s match at Stamford Bridge.That overshadowed Chelsea’s 2-0 Premier League win over last season’s champions City and the latest incident is sure to be investigated by European governing body UEFA, which said it is awaiting the referee’s report.Chelsea topped Group L in the Europa League to qualify for the knockout stages.Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Son hails Spurs’ strength in depth after downing Dortmund

first_imgShare on: WhatsApp “I don’t have any words for the second half. Tottenham were the better team,” said Sancho.“The first half we played really well. In the second half we just dropped a bit and lost focus.”The sides will meet again in Germany on March 5 and Pochettino warned Spurs not to take their place in the quarter-finals for granted after a host of dramatic comebacks in the Champions League in recent seasons.“Always when you play in this type of competition against a very good side like Dortmund it is difficult,” said the Argentine.“3-0 is a very good result but at the same time we have to think that we have to finish the job.” Son started a brilliant second-half display in the last-16 first leg at Wembley by opening the scoring from Jan Vertonghen’s excellent cross, before Vertonghen and substitute Fernando Llorente put Mauricio Pochettino’s men on course for the last eight in the final seven minutes.“Harry or Dele are very important for us but we have players who can come in and do well. We showed that, Fernando came on too and scored an important goal,” said Son, who hailed the impact of Vertonghen from an unfamiliar left wing-back role.“Jan is technically unbelievable and can play in any position. I am very happy for him, he deserved it.“One goal and an assist! The timing of the first goal was very important, the cross was unreal. I didn’t have to do anything, just touch the ball.”Dortmund had the better of the game before half-time, but failed to make the most of their supremacy despite some dangerous runs from Jadon Sancho on his return to England.center_img FILE PHOTO: Son Heung-minLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | In-form forward Son Heung-min said Tottenham are showing they have the squad to cope without the injured Harry Kane and Dele Alli after a comprehensive 3-0 Champions League win over Borussia Dortmund on Wednesday.last_img read more

English Premier League to restart on June 17: reports

first_imgLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | The Premier League season is set to restart on June 17, three months after it was suspended due to the coronavirus pandemic, British media reported on Thursday.No matches have been played since Leicester’s 4-0 win over Aston Villa on March 9, with Liverpool just two wins away from securing the title.Top-flight clubs voted unanimously on Wednesday to return to contact training and were meeting again on Thursday to discuss issues such as the restart date and the rebate to broadcasters.The BBC reported that the first two matches would be Aston Villa v Sheffield United and Manchester City v Arsenal. Those matches are the two games in hand.A full fixture list would then be played on the weekend of June 19-21. So far, 12 people have tested positive for coronavirus after 2,752 tests across the Premier League.Germany’s Bundesliga resumed earlier this month and La Liga in Spain hopes to return from June 11, while a crucial summit between Italian football officials and the country’s sports minister will be held later on Thursday.Liverpool were 25 points clear of 2019 champions Manchester City when the Premier league was shut down, on the verge of being crowned English champions for the first time in 30 years.Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich City are in the relegation places. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more