The showdown of the world’s 64 top-ranked golfers at Austin (Texas) Country Club featured three days of group matches to decide 16 players for weekend knockout matches that will determine a champion.Woods, seeded 13th, will meet fourth-seeded Rory McIlroy of Northern Ireland in the round of 16 on Saturday morning. They have never met in a match-play test in Ryder Cup singles or WGC Match Play competition.“I’ll be ready,” Woods said.AdChoices广告Ads by TeadsFour-time major winner McIlroy beat England’s Matthew Fitzpatrick 4&2 to complete an unbeaten sweep of his group, never trailing in any match.“I got up early and played some good golf on the front nine,” McIlroy said. “I got scrappy toward the end but I’m through and I’m looking forward to tomorrow.”“It’s exciting for the tournament. I’m sure it’s going to be exciting for us. I feel good about my game. I’m going to stick with my game plan and not look at him until I have to near the end.”McIlroy gave a nod to his final-round duel with Woods at last year’s US PGA Tour Championship, where Woods captured his 80th career US PGA victory with a final-round surge while McIlroy struggled.“I just hope I put up a better fight than I did in Atlanta last year,” McIlroy said.Former world number one Woods, a 14-time major champion, split his first two matches and needed a victory plus a loss by Brandt Snedeker to reach the weekend from his all-American group.Aaron Wise led after every hole in routing Snedeker 6&4 and Woods took care of the rest with an impressive fightback, showing the form that made him a superstar 20 years ago and helped him to WGC Match Play titles in 2003, 2004 and 2008.Woods made bogeys at the par-5 sixth and par-4 eighth to fall 2-down to Cantlay, who gave one back with a bogey at nine.Woods then reeled off three birdies and an eagle to win the next four holes for a 3-up edge, sinking a 21-foot birdie putt at the par-3 11th and a six-footer at the par-5 12th, then holing out from 82 yards for eagle at the par-4 13th and curling home a 20-foot birdie putt at the par-4 14th.“Patrick got a bad break at nine. I got a free hole there,” Woods said. “I tried to carry the momentum to the back nine. I made a big putt at 11 and got it rolling from there.”At 13, he bounced his approach onto the green and saw the crowd erupt as the ball rolled into the cup.“I was just trying to get it up close and next thing you know it falls in,” Woods said. “I’ll take it.”Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, seeded 37th, won three of the first four holes and never trailed in completing an unbeaten run through his group with a 5&4 win over previously unbeaten US 52nd seed Jim Furyk.
FridayDFiT, Dusit Thani Pattaya: Visitors using the group fitness membership can avail of the THB 2,000 offer for five visits to the gym after their membership has expired. The offer includes unlimited use of DFiT facilities including tennis courts. For more information, call 038-425611 ext. DFiT.2:00 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Bowling at PS Bowl on the top floor of Tops Supermarket at the junction of Central and Second Roads. Contact La at PS after 1:30 p.m.Saturday Pattaya Archery Club meets between 10am and 12 midday every Saturday, Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday at our dedicated shooting range within easy reach of Pattaya, near the new railway road. Beginners of all ages are welcome, and equipment and coaching are free. For more information call Eric, the club President , on 089 535 1193 or visit www.pattayaarcheryclub.comOcean Marina Yacht Club invites experienced sailors and learners for racing weekends and funsail/training weekends. The club has 5 star clubhouse facilities and a fleet of 25′ racing yachts available. www.omycsailing.com, phone Kev Scott 087 825 0011.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 a.m. – noon & 2 – 6 p.m. (Sat & Sun – Also Monday to Friday) Horseback riding at the Horseshoe Point Riding Academy, the biggest equestrian center in South-East Asia. Show jumping, hacking, trail, dressage and classical dressage. Training courses from beginners to advanced riders with English speaking instructors. Leisure trail riding, group and private classes. All levels of riders welcome. Over 100 horses and ponies available. Located on 1,500 acres of beautiful tropical garden land just outside Pattaya. Free shuttle service available. For more information: phone (+66) 3873 – 5050 (ext. 4016-18), fax (+66) 3873 – 4973 or email: [email protected]:30 am. -10:00 am. International Players Academy meets every Sat. morning for Jr. Intermediate level Tennis at Ambassador City Tennis Courts. Visitors are welcome, just bring your tennis racket, ages range from 10-16. For more details call CJ on 086 086 2121Indoor Lawn Bowls Free at Coco Club every Saturday for school or college aged children from 11.00am – 2.00pm, with Male – English and Female Thai tutors. Parents can sit at the bar and watch. New champions needed! Call Sue on 087 135 8357 or pop in to the club at Baan Amphur – signposted behind Phoenix Golf.12:30 p.m. Pattaya Sports Club Softball plays slow pitch recreational pick-ups games every Saturday at the soccer stadium right behind the National Indoor Stadium on Chayapreuk 2 Road. New players always welcome regardless of skill level, experience, age or time away from the game. For more information and directions see the softball page at the Pattaya Sports Club website www.pattayasports.org or contact Dirk Brijs at [email protected] or 088-218-8148SundayBadminton players are invited to play 3 mornings a week at Mama Badminton Club on Soi Khao Noi, Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am-12 noon. For more information, visit www.pattayasports.org/sports/badminton.The Amazing Sunday Golfers are a friendly group of average index who welcome new players. Each Sunday they have friendly games on different courses with a meeting point at the course. Contact Philippe at 082 546 0770 or email [email protected] to be updated each week for the upcoming game.8:00 a.m. Diving with Mermaid’s Dive School. Contact Mermaid’s Dive Center, tel. 038 232 219 – 20, email: [email protected]:00 p.m. Pattaya Jungle H3 meets every 1st and 3rd Sunday of each month and departure is from the Lek Hotel on 2nd Rd at 3pm. For more info please call Kai on 01 863 5095.Monday3.15 p.m. Pattaya Hash House Harriers: The club for drinking people with a running problem meets every Monday at 3:15 p.m. in Pattaya Third Road, in front of the Buffalo Bar close to soi Lengkee, and just down the road from the Boxing Roo. We depart at 3:30 p.m. sharp. More info at: www.pattayah3.com.TuesdayChess and Scrabble Club: every Tuesday 12pm – 5pm at Hoek-Van-Holland in Jomtien. Take Thappraya Road to intersection with Beach Road. Dong Tan Police sub-station is right there. Walk back towards Pattaya 10 meters along walking path. Hoek-Van-Holland is on the right, before the parking lot. Bring your own chess set and/or scrabble board. For more information please see website www.hoek-van-holland.com – Everyone welcome.The Pattaya Chess Club meets every Tuesday evening from 6:30 p.m. onwards at Brauhaus on 2nd Road between Soi 7 and Soi 8. Learners and anybody who would like to play chess are most welcome. Boards and clocks are provided.Pattaya Ladies Netball Club: 7.30 pm every Tuesday at Fairtex Sports Club. All ages and abilities are welcome. 100 baht per person. Please email [email protected] to confirm or find us on Facebook – ‘Pattaya Ladies Tuesday Night Netball’Wednesday4.00 pm – Club Petanque Thailand plays Wednesdays and Saturdays from 4 p.m. until 9 p.m. The court is open for groups every day. New and bigger surface. Very good drainage as well as better lighting. No membership fee. Find us at Soi Nernplabwan 100/2 Moo7, next to Sutawas Temple and small Banglamung Police station. Contact: 085 280 7182, fax 038 248 067, email: [email protected] (English, French, German, Scandinavian); (Thai & Chinese: 080 618 2831.)Thursday4.00 p.m. Pattaya Cricket Club practice nets at Thai Polo Club. All ages and abilities welcome. Please contact Simon at [email protected] or visit the club website for more information and ground location: www.pattayacricketclub.com.7:00 p.m. Pattaya Panthers Rugby training every Thursday night at Horseshoe Point next to Siam Country Club. New players are always welcome – we are a very sociable team! Please contact Damian McCoy on Telephone 086 111 2816, Adrien Simon 095 705 0822 or send email to [email protected]
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TG4 to broadcast the IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals next Saturday (23 February) All 18 Fights will be broadcast Live on YouTube while TG4’s main channel will have live coverage from 8:45pm to 11:05pm TG4 will provide extensive coverage of next Saturday evenings IABA Men’s and Women’s Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals from the National Stadium in Dublin. All eighteen fights will be broadcast live on TG4’s YouTube site to viewers both here in Ireland and all over the world. Coverage of the Finals will also be available on TG4’s main linear channel from 8:45pm onwards. The live coverage of the IABA Irish National Senior Elite Boxing Finals will be presented by Micheál Ó Domhnaill with commentary and analysis by Andy Lee, Kenneth Egan, Darren O’Neill and Seán Bán Breathnach. TG4’s live YouTube commentary will be provided by Cárthach Bán Breathnach. The live coverage will be produced by Waterford based company Nemeton TV. Ireland’s finest will go head-to-head for elite gold on Saturday in this special year which celebrates the 80th anniversary of the official opening of the National Stadium in 1939. AIBA World Elite champion Kellie Harrington, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Women’s World Boxing Championships
Tournament most valuable player Thomas Walkup scored 19 points and added five rebounds and four assists for the Lumberjacks, who led just 35-32 with 18:12 remaining before going on their decisive run, which put them up 56-37 with 7:08 left after a basket from Conner Brooks. The Bearkats were up 22-17 following Terrance Motley’s jumper at the 6:45 mark of the first half, but the Lumberjacks responded with a 14-2 run that was highlighted by a pair of treys from Deshaunt Walker, the latter which gave SFA a 31-24 lead with 3:17 before intermission. Sam Houston would get within 31-28, but Walkup’s layup with 31 seconds remaining allowed the Lumberjacks to take a 33-28 cushion into the locker room. The win was also the 28th straight for the Lumberjacks (31-2), the nation’s second-longest streak in the nation. Only undefeated Wichita State has a longer run. “We couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us,” said all-tournament selection Desmond Haymon, one of six players on the SFA roster which lost to Northwestern in last year’s tournament finale. “The focus the team had stayed there the whole night.” SFA went undefeated in 18 Southland Conference games en route to earning the school’s second tournament championship and now awaits its destination when the NCAA tournament bracket is formally announced Sunday at 5 p.m., CT, on CBS. Sam Houston State guard Kaheem RansomOn mentality at halftime of close game:“First half, we had an early dead but they made a push at the end to take the lead at half. We just wanted to make adjustments and come out and be aggressive and make shots and outplay them a little bit. They frustrated us. It’s clear we didn’t take good shots in the second half and it showed.” “For us to be on the national stage and represent who we are and what we’re about….that means the world,” he said. “I’ve said it all along: we play for the name on our front, not on the back, and we take great, great pride in being able to play for Stephen F. Austin State University. “You’ve got to give them credit,” Bearkats coach Jason Hooten said. “They defended us pretty well. I thought early in the game, we got some pretty good shots that didn’t go in. That happens … when you don’t make shots, you get a little frustrated, but we probably carried that over on the defensive end.” On SFA success defensively:“They totally deny you on the wings and play over the top. They do a really good job on ball screen motions. They make things very difficult every possession so when you do get good shots you’ve got to knock them in. I thought in the first half we had a couple good looks at threes that didn’t go down. We had some layups early and some really good looks and just didn’t finish them; part of that is our fault and also had a lot to do with their defense.” Lumberjacks coach Brad Underwood felt overjoyed about being able to not only represent SFA, but also the conference, as his first season at the helm still has him and the school on the biggest stage in college sports. “This is a good league. It’s got great teams. It’s got great players,” Underwood added. Sam Houston State coach James Hooten“First of all, congratulations to Stephen F. Austin. Obviously, they’re having a season for the ages. I thought our guys played really hard. We were ready to go. It just wasn’t our night. We’ve got to give them credit because a lot of that was due to them. They defended us really well. I thought early in the game we got some really good shots, it just didn’t go in. It happens; when you don’t make shots you get a little frustrated; and we probably carried that over on the defensive end. Down three at halftime, felt pretty good considering how we finished off the half but second half we just couldn’t get anything going offensively and it just snowballed on the other end of the court.” Joining Walkup and Haymon on the all-tournament team were Sam Houston State’s Jabari Peters and Kaheem Ransom along with Northwestern State’s Jalan West. Despite the loss, the Bearkats stand a very good chance to play in either the National Invitational Tournament or the College Basketball Invitational. A selection to either would give Sam Houston its third postseason trip in school annuals. “We deserve it,” said Hooten. “We’ve won 23 games, played a great schedule and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” On perspective of the season:“I’m a pretty competitive person. With that being said, we have our whole team except those four great seniors coming back. Looking on down the road that’s pretty exciting but I also don’t think we’re done playing basketball this year either. I think we’ll get some kind of invitation to a tournament and we deserve it. We won 23 basketball games and played a great schedule with an RPI of less than 120 out of 350-something schools and these guys deserve to keep playing and I think we’ll get that opportunity.” Postgame Quotes…Stephen F. Austin coach Brad Underwood“We beat a very good basketball team tonight. Give a lot of credit to Sam Houston, who played three games to get here. We knew this would be a tough game. I thought we were a little tight in the first half. In the second half, I thought our defense was tremendous. We did a great job on the backboards. Overall, I was very pleased. Tom got us off to a great start and these guys were spectacular.”On their 21-5 run midway through the second-half:“That was the difference in the ball game … it really broke it open. Most of it was based on our ability to guard and handle their ball screens. We changed and altered shots at the rim. The thing I was most impressed with was that we did it without fouling. When our team has to rotate, we are at our best defensively because it is something we do very well.”On their 28-game winning streak:“I don’t know how to explain it, but whatever ‘it’ is, but this team has “it” and it starts with Desmond. I couldn’t be happier for him to be a part of this program for four years and get to experience the NCAA tournament. This is an unbelievable group … and not just of basketball players, but of tremendous individual people.”Stephen F. Austin guard Desmond HaymonOn getting the chance to play in the NCAA tournament:“It’s a blessing. It took me to my senior year to get here. I’m blessed to have such great teammates and coaches. The opportunity was there and we took it … I’m just blessed to have it.”On maintaining the big lead late in the game:“We knew that we couldn’t let this opportunity fade away from us. Our defense intensity in the second-half was locked in and we just didn’t want this opportunity to slip away. We had great leadership from everybody.”Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas WalkupOn being named tournament MVP:“It’s an honor but it’s not an individual award. Desmond could easily have the MVP or Jake; it could have gone to any of them. It’s not like I played better than any of them. It just happened to be my night tonight.”On their 28-game winning streak:“We come out to the court every single day and work hard. It’s a tribute to that. Every single night we come out with focus and intensity and we enjoy playing the game with each other.” Box Score (PDF) | Photo Gallery | Highlights | ReplayTrophy PresentationPress Conference: SFA and SHSU KATY, Texas – Stephen F. Austin used a 21-5 second-half run to turn a tight game into a 68-49 rout of Sam Houston State to win the 2014 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship at the Leonard E. Merrell Center Saturday night to earn the automatic bid into the NCAA tournament in the process. Sam Houston (23-10) hit just 2 of 8 shots and committed six turnovers during the pivotal run and the Bearkats were held to only 38.6 percent shooting on the night.