The Masters: Shots of the day from opening round at Augusta National | Golf News

first_imgPaul Casey leads the Masters ahead of Webb Simpson, Xander Schauffele and Justin Thomas. Tiger Woods three back at Augusta National after opening-round 68. Watch live on Friday from midday on Sky Sports The Masters By Sky Sports GolfLast Updated: 12/11/20 11:31pm – Advertisement – Take a look at the best shots from the first day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National Incredible tee shots, some stunning approaches and plenty of short-game magic all feature in the top shots from a weather-disrupted opening day at The Masters. Paul Casey holds a two-shot advantage after a bogey-free 65 at Augusta National, where none of the afternoon starters were able to finish because of nearly three hours of weather delays earlier in the day.Casey made an impressive eagle at the second and fired his tee-shot at the 16th to tap-in range, one of five birdies during the opening round, with Tiger Woods and Dylan Frittelli also going close with their tee shots into the same par-three. – Advertisement – Take a look at the best shots from the first day of The 84th Masters at Augusta National – Advertisement – The Masters – Live November 13, 2020, 6:00pmLive on Get Sky Sports Golf for just £10 a month All four days of The Masters exclusively live. Get our £10 golf offer. Find out more here. Bryson DeChambeau and Patrick Cantlay both took advantage of the par-four first and Louis Oosthuizen joined Xander Schauffele in producing some tidy work at the 18th, with Adam Scott, Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy all in the shots of the day shortlist. 3:41 – Advertisement – The Masters latest headlines Latest news and interviews ahead of the 84th Masters at Augusta National. Click on the video above to see the best shots from the opening day! Watch The Masters throughout the week live on Sky Sports. Live coverage continues on Friday with Featured Groups from midday on Sky Sports The Masters, ahead of full coverage from 6pm. Lee Westwood was inches away from holing out from the fairway at the fifth, while 2018 champion Patrick Reed made a superb recovery from the trees to sign off his opening-round 68 with a birdie.last_img read more

Natural Resources Commission approves two preserves

first_imgIndianapolis, In. — The Natural Resources Commission approved two nature preserves at its bi-monthly meeting today in Indianapolis. The action increases to 287 the number of state-designated sites protected by the Nature Preserves Act.The two new nature preserves are Dewey Hickman Nature Preserve in Harrison County and Mary Gray Nature Preserve in Fayette County.The Dewey Hickman preserve comprises 125 acres southwest of Corydon. The preserve is named as a memorial to the superintendent of the Civilian Conservation Corps (CCC) camp that was located where O’Bannon State Park is now. The preserve is owned and managed by The Nature Conservancy, which was given the property by Richard K. Stem, president of Chester B. Stem, Inc.Indian Creek runs along a portion of the preserve, which consists of a variety of forested natural community types. It is located in the Shawnee Hills Natural Region. Its bird species include the state-special-concern species hooded warbler, sharp-shinned hawk and red-shouldered hawk, as well as the state-endangered cerulean warbler. Noteworthy plant species include the state-rare Eastern bloodleaf.The Mary Gray preserve, southwest of Connersville, is a 37.99-acre portion of the Mary Gray Bird Sanctuary. The site is included in Alton Lindsey’s “Natural Areas in Indiana.”Research is being conducted at the preserve by bird banding during the spring and fall migration of the Northern saw-whet owl and ruby-throated hummingbirds. A turtle population research project has been in progress since 1985.Owned and managed by The Indiana Audubon Society, the preserve consists of a high-quality mesic upland forest with a showy spring wildflower display. The forest is dominated by sugar maple and tulip tree. These community types, along with their component flora and fauna, contain many species that are area-sensitive forest-interior plants and animals that depend upon large, unfragmented forest ecosystems.In other action, the NRC granted preliminary adoption to a new rule designed to remove 44 invasive plants from trade inside Indiana. The decision only starts the deliberative rules process. It does not put a new rule into effect.Invasive species in Indiana regularly move into the forest and restrict the ability of trees to regenerate because the invasives use essential nutrients and block sunlight from native species that regenerate more slowly.Indiana land managers (private and public) currently spend an estimated $8.6 million managing invasive plants every year. The goal of removing these invasive species from trade is to reduce the number such plants escaping into the wilderness, thereby reducing the amount of state and federal funding required to control them.The DNR has determined that 22 of the 44 plants identified can be found in trade in Indiana now, but only four are sold with any regularity. To decrease potential fiscal impact of the rule on small businesses, the DNR would make allowance for an additional year from the effective date of the rule to sell affected stock before issuing penalties. The proposal would also allow members of the public to report evidence of terrestrial invasive species to the DNR.The NRC will next provide an opportunity for public comment to be received in writing or through two public hearings that will be scheduled at times and sites still to be determined.  In other actions, the NRC…  – Accepted a hearing-officer report summarizing public meetings and making recommendations regarding a contract application from Salt Creek Services for a water sale contract from Monroe Lake.  – Accepted the recommendation of a committee comprised of members from DNR Divisions of Entomology, Nature Preserves, Law Enforcement, and State Parks to, rather than amend the current definition of mushroom in Indiana Code, as requested by a petitioner, keep the definition as being “edible fungi” and to advise the petitioner to seek special-use permits and individual scientific collecting and research permits as needed to conduct necessary studies on DNR properties. This approach will enable the annual morel season and other edible mushroom collecting to continue, and will enable DNR properties to be aware of and coordinate scientific mushroom collecting. DNR properties will be able to provide collecting and special-use permits for the scientific collecting of mushrooms with advance notice from requestors. The petition had sought a new definition of the “macroscopic fruiting body of a fungus.”The NRC is an autonomous board that addresses topics pertaining to the DNR. More details on these actions are available at nrc.IN.gov/2350.htm under “July Agenda.”last_img read more

Scharfe leads Syracuse’s top line into weekend series against Lindenwood

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Senior Margot Scharfe knew that her line would need to continue its recent success in order to stand a chance against Conference Hockey America leader Robert Morris.So when Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan grabbed the scorecard following the game Friday, he marveled at the amount of success his top line had against the conference frontrunner.Scharfe’s line accumulated three goals and six assists for the Orange on Friday night, and she assisted on all of SU’s goals.“She was playing possessed,“ Flanagan said. “She played so well defensively and on the power play. That’s just exhibiting your senior leadership.”As Syracuse prepares for a road trip to Missouri against Lindenwood (5-21-2, 5-10-1 CHA), the top line of the Orange (16-11-3, 7-6-3) has provided consistent production over the last month. In fact, the staple of the offense this year has circulated around Syracuse’s most talented front line.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the success has been largely due to the leadership of Scharfe, who embraces the role as the team’s captain, and will lead her line and the team into a weekend series with Lindenwood, an 8 p.m. matchup Friday and a 2 p.m. meeting Saturday.“We’re just a gritty line,” Scharfe said. “We don’t try to do anything special besides putting the puck in the open net.”Scharfe anchors a line that has been relied upon in every crucial spot for Flanagan’s squad. While the defensive starters rotate on the line, the primary scorers have started with Scharfe throughout this season.As Melissa Piacentini leads the team in goals, Allie LaCombe provides consistency by being aggressive with the puck when it’s in her control.Scharfe is comfortable sharing the spotlight with her teammates since it’s leading to success.“It’s really great to play with them. I’m lucky to play with them,” she said. “(Piacentini) is sneaky on the ice, and Allie has a great shot. We continue to get more comfortable playing with each other.”Scharfe uses her calm personality to gain respect from her starting line on a daily basis. She wants to be defined by her work ethic on the ice, and openly praises her teammates that allow their effort to be on display.The Orange might rely on a handful of senior leaders across the roster, but Scharfe’s used her calm and collected personality to instill confidence in her teammates.“She’s a really hard worker and just a great captain,” defender Caitlin Roach said. “Margot is one who always looks for someone else on the ice.”Under Scharfe’s leadership, her line has established itself as the most reliable each game, resulting in opposing defenses zoning in on Scharfe and her teammates.Flanagan believes that when Robert Morris focused on limiting Scharfe’s line during their game Saturday, the second line became motivated to play with the same intensity.“It’s good to see that we’re not one-dimensional. You get a little nervous,” Flanagan said. “But the fact we got good offense from our first two groups is a good sign.”Scharfe will finish out the final weeks of her collegiate hockey career with the goal of winning a conference championship still in mind.With the final weeks of the regular season approaching, she is hopeful that her line will continue playing with the same mentality.“I think we’re in a good position to finish the season strong,” Scharfe said. “We need to keep working hard and continue having confidence out there on the ice.” Comments Published on February 13, 2014 at 2:44 amlast_img read more

Canelo Alvarez is living his best life, calling his own shots as boxing’s current cash king

first_imgNEW YORK — With a playful grin on his face, Saul “Canelo” Alvarez repeatedly waved hello to his infant daughter and gestured for her to join him on stage during his press conference Wednesday to announce his Dec. 15 fight against Rocky Fielding.With each attempt, Alvarez’s adorable little princess just gazed up at him and occasionally let out a coo that turned the unified middleweight champion to mush before all to see at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden. MORE: Watch Canelo-Rocky on Dec. 15 for free on DAZNFrom there, he’ll make his next move and rest assured it will be as crisp and clean as his DAZN contract.”Look, I just want the best fights,” he said. “There are many people who I could have great fights with, but I just want the best fights.” Join DAZN and watch Canelo-Rocky plus more than 100 fight nights a yearWhile DAZN, Golden Boy, and Matchroom executives discuss his historical contract and upcoming fight #CanelovsFielding, @Canelo is happily distracted with making faces and interacting with his daughter in the crowd. pic.twitter.com/dJx3z6FsfV— Karisa Maxwell (@KarisaMaxwell) October 17, 2018She may be the only one capable of knocking out the 28-year-old these days, as the proud dad and champion is truly living his best life.He’s thoroughly enjoying fatherhood.He successfully walked down Gennady Golovkin in their heated rematch last month en route to a unanimous victory over his rival, exorcising his detractors who wondered if he could defeat “GGG” clean.He’s still the pride and joy of his native Mexico.He’s arguably the best boxer in the game right now.And he just signed a mammoth five-year, 11-fight deal with DAZN worth a reported $365 million — the biggest athlete deal in sports history, surpassing MLB slugger Giancarlo Stanton’s 13-year, $325 million contract in 2014.So, yes, life is good for Canelo Alvarez. Real good.MORE: Canelo talks rematch with Floyd Mayweather, ‘GGG’ trilogy”I’m very happy. It fills me with a lot of pride to be one of the only Mexican fighters and one of the best-paid athletes, who is a Mexican,” a humble Alvarez told Sporting News, as translated from Spanish to English, after the conclusion of his press conference. “More than anything, though, I’m happy that I could give great fights to fans.”Those “great fights” begin with Alvarez (50-1-2, 34 KOs) moving up from a 160-pound middleweight champion to 168 to vie for Fielding’s WBA world super middleweight title.When asked why he didn’t wait for the winner of the Oct. 27 Danny Jacobs-Sergiy Derevyanchenko fight — especially considering that the former guaranteed that he would knock Alvarez out — Canelo’s eyes widened for a moment, but he was largely unbothered.”You know, I fought the best fighter at 160 pounds and now I’m moving up for this title,” Alvarez said, referring to his war with Golovkin and taking on the challenge of moving up to face Fielding. “I want to join a small list of the 10 Mexicans to win world titles in three divisions and that’s why we made this choice.”If he defeats Fielding — as expected — who’s to say Alvarez can’t go back down to 160 and thoroughly wipe out the slate, whether that includes Jacobs, a Jermall Charlo (once he comes off his suspension) and “GGG,” who Canelo spoke with DAZN earlier about facing in a possible trilogy.Or maybe one of those DAZN fights is a rematch against Floyd Mayweather Jr., who represents the sole loss on Alvarez’s record. Canelo also told DAZN’s Ak and Barak about striking the one thorn in his side — that stinging September 2013 defeat to Mayweather.Canelo can strategize with his advisors at Golden Boy and unfurl those plans later.Right now, it’s preparing to face Fielding at Madison Square Garden on Dec. 15.”It’s very important for me to finish this year off strong,” he told SN.That being said, although Fielding is honored that the current cash king of boxing chose him as an opponent, he vows to not be a happy-just-to-be-there doormat dazed by all the bright lights less than two months from now. He’s going to fight boxing’s bull to the best of his ability.”I’m coming in as the champion … I want to leave as the champion,” the 31-year-old Fielding (27-1, 15 KOs) told SN. “I’m definitely coming here to put it on Canelo and win.”If Alvarez’s hand is raised in his 51st victory — one that would have him adding more hardware — what a way it will be to punctuate his grand 2018.last_img read more

Angels prospect Jo Adell on his first homer, Pig Latin and getting head-butted in a bad place

first_imgWho’s one of your favorite Instagram follows?ADELL: FoodGod is one of them. Just crazy amounts of food, candy and stuff like that. It’s weird to see that people actually eat some of that.  What’s your most embarrassing injury? ADELL: In high school, I jumped and made a play at the fence in right-center field, and the right fielder head-butted me in the nuts. Yeah. I made the play, which was great, but I was down. Everybody thought I’d landed weird or something. It could have been much worse. What’s the best purchase you’ve ever made?ADELL: I bought my dad a car after I got drafted. He was driving an ’03 Navigator, and I bought him a new Grand Cherokee. That was awesome. He had no idea. We scheduled the whole thing so he didn’t know. Up now: Angels prospect Jo AdellWhat’s one of your first baseball memories?ADELL: My first home run in coach-pitch. I was 6 years old, and it was the only home run my dad ever missed. That’s like his biggest regret. I hit a home run to center field, way out into the parking lot. There was actually a fence. At the time, I’d never hit a home run so I was just sprinting around the bases, all jacked up. I called my dad. He was on business. I was like, ‘Yo, you missed it. I went yard.” After that he never missed another one, that’s for sure.What’s the last show you binge-watched?ADELL: I’d have to say “Power.” Unreal. Shady business work, family-type stuff. I probably sat down and watched like 12 in a row. Kinda went crazy with that. What’s your favorite free-time activity? ADELL: Love to go to the mall. Not to spend-spend, but take a walk around and window shop, all that. Back home in Louisville, I kinda bounce around and go everywhere. There are a couple outlets that are about 30 minutes from my house, but I’ll pretty much go wherever and look around. What’s one talent you’d most like to have?ADELL: Play the piano. That’s one. Not a lot of people know that, but if I could play the piano, that’d be dope. What’s your most useless talent?ADELL: I can speak Pig Latin, which really isn’t a language. My mom taught me. That doesn’t translate to anybody in here, though. Nobody speaks Pig Latin as a first language. Sporting News writer Ryan Fagan traveled through Florida and Arizona this spring, stopping at camps and chatting with the players. One of his side projects is a quick-hitter Q/A we’re calling “Two Minutes With …”Previous editions: Anthony Rizzo | Max Muncy | Touki Toussaint | Clint Frazier | Pat Neshek | Jonny Venters | Chris Iannetta | Cal Quantrill | Ben Gamel | Robert Stocklast_img read more