Kaneta torpedoes Robbins at Navy

first_imgNear Pins: Tony Robbins (2), Geoff Cox, Stuart Tinkler.On a beautiful morning 11 players set out to a course we have not played in a while and were very pleased to be welcomed by an affordable green fee for the full package.The course was looking lush and in good condition although we found that the greens were a bit slow, with many golfers not putting up to the hole.  There were also some complaints about the dogs and their habit of making the bunkers a resting place, which made for impossible shots.  We also had some welcome rain while out on the course but this only delayed us by about fifteen minutes.Scores very close and Mashi Kaneta and Tony Robbins battled it out all day, with Mashi finally taking the honors with 32 points.  Les Hall crept into third place with 30 points, winning on count-back from Frank Quinlan, Geoff Cox and Stuart Tinkler.Wednesday, May 18, Greenwood B & C – Stableford1st Geoff Parker (15) 34pts2nd Tony Robbins (15) 33ptsNear Pins: Peter AllenHeavy rain all night that continued through the morning as we left Pattaya reduced numbers and only 8 players made it to Greenwood.  To our surprise the rain cleared and we played a course in terrific condition and in beautiful weather.Geoff Parker made a welcome return to the winner’s spot with 34 points while there was a three-way tie at 33 points for second, with Tony Robbins edging out Stuart Tinkler and Jimmy Carr on count-back.This course was in excellent condition and very good value with the current discount package and seems to be one of the few courses that is not suffering from the recent heatwave.Only one near pin was won, Peter Allen scooping the pool yet again but only by using his driver.Friday, May 20, Crystal Bay B & C (white tees) – Stableford1st Neil Carter (14) 36pts2nd Peter Allen (29) 35ptsNear Pins: Tony Robbins, Peter Allen, Neil Carter.Heavy overnight rain again deterred people and only 7 golfers made the trip to Crystal Bay on Friday.  However, we enjoyed excellent golfing weather on a course managing the drought very well.  We like this course and the staff are helpful and the renovation of the B course is applauded but we were disappointed to see the lack of attention to the bunkers, with numerous instances of weeds encroaching.Peter Allen set off like a tornado and with 21 points on the front nine he looked set to finally break that magic 100 score.  However golf bites back and his back nine 14 points for a total of 35 again left him over 100 and being knocked off the top podium spot by Neil Carter with 36.It is getting near the end of the month and things are getting tight in golfer of the month with only 4 rounds to go and only 7 shots separating 5 players, with Tony Robbins heading Stuart Tinkler by 1 and Neil Carter by 3Two Bunker boys hosted 14 international visitors at Phoenix on Saturday and it turned out to be a very disappointing experience.  All the tees, blue and white were on the yellow or sometimes red locations for 18 holes.  The marshall said they were resting the tees.  So we had international visitors paying close to THB 4,000 to play the ladies tees!  And to compound the problem all the bunkers had piles of sand in them carefully raked around but no GUR indication.  This group has played at Phoenix for the past 8 years and loved it but this time they were appalled at the redesign of the Lakes nine and have vowed never to play here again.Note: It was a big week for The Bunker Boys with the Ranch Bar closing and us moving to a new home.  We are now at the M Club which is located 100 metres along Soi 14 off Pattaya 3rd Rd.  We still play every Monday, Wednesday and Friday and we welome new golfers who do not need to book in advance and only need to be at our departure point by 9.30am.  Call mark on 084 758 9907 for details. PSC Bunkers Boys GolfMonday, May 16, Plutaluang N & W (white tees) – Stableford1st Mashi Kaneta (15) 32pts2nd Tony Robbins (15) 31pts3rd Les Hall (24) 30ptslast_img read more

Pattaya United appoint new head coach

first_imgFollowing a disappointing opening half of the season, United’s former coach Jatuporn Pramolban felt compelled to tender his resignation which left the club frantically searching around for a suitable replacement during the mid-season break.United have dropped to 14th position in the Premier League standings following a run of poor results but ‘Coach Nui’ is confident he can turn the club’s fortunes around and help propel the team up the league table, although he cautioned there would be no quick fixes and only a tremendous work ethic from everyone involved in the club would suffice.During the press conference, which was chaired my Pattaya city mayor and club chief advisor, Ittiphol Khunplome, it was revealed that United youth players Pirapat Pongsen, Wasan Charam, and Adisak Harnthet were recently selected for the national U19 team which was vindication of the youth policies being introduced at the club.United are opening up their academy this month to screen for further outstanding young prospects aged between 16 and 18 years who they can retain for further coaching with an eye on grooming them for the first team.  The final selection round is scheduled to take place on July 9 and 10 at the Nongprue football field.In the meantime the first team squad will return to league action under the watchful eye of their new coach on Saturday July 2, with an away fixture at high flying Bangkok Glass FC. Pattaya United FC have announced the appointment of Chalermwut Sangapol to be their new head coach for the remainder of the 2011 Thai Premier League season. ‘Coach Nui’ as he is affectionately known was introduced to the media at a press conference held at the Nongprue district sport field on Wednesday, June 22.  Sangapol was previously coach of the Thailand national U19 football team.Chalermwut Sangapol a.k.a. ‘Coach Nui’ holds a club scarf as he is introduced to the Pattaya United fans and media at a press conference held June 22 at the Nongprue district sport field.last_img read more

ESPN’s Israel Gutierrez comes out publicly: ‘I’m gay’

first_imgIsrael Gutierrez*ESPN analyst Israel Gutierrez is getting married next week, and thought it was time to come out publicly as a gay man before folks started asking questions.“It would be annoying to tell my story every time someone sees my wedding ring, it just seemed like a natural time to get this out in the open,” Gutierrez wrote in an emotional blog entry.The columnist for ESPN.com – also a regular panelist on both “The Sports Reporters” and “Around the Horn” – will be exchanging vows on Sept. 12.Below is an excerpt from his blog:I’ve been agonizing for months trying to figure out how to do this.It’s been incredibly difficult, to the point where I usually talk myself in circles and end up making very little sense.So I decided on this simple blog entry. No formalities, no restrictions, just me letting you into a portion of my life I’ve kept largely separate from my professional career.I’m gay, which plenty of people, I’m sure, have either deduced or just guessed as much over the years.But this isn’t me “coming out.” The truth is, I’ve been out to friends and family for more than six years.The reason I’m tackling this now is, primarily, because I’m getting married on September 12. And besides the fact that it would be annoying to tell my story every time someone sees my wedding ring, it just seemed like a natural time to get this out in the open.last_img read more

Hines runs for 3 TDs to lift Duquesne past Bucknell 30-19

first_imgA.J. Hines (Courtesy Photo/Duquesne University)PITTSBURGH (AP) _ A.J. Hines had 10 carries for 74 yards and three touchdowns to lead Duquesne to a 30-19 win over outmatched Bucknell on Saturday.Hines scored on a 16-yard run with 12:06 before the halftime to give the Dukes a 10-0 lead. Austin Crimmins made field goals from 25 and 22 yards and Duquesne led 13-0 at the break.Joey DeFloria scored on a 1-yard dive to cut it to 13-7 with 7:46 left in the third.Later, Hines raced 41 yards to score for a 20-7 lead with 13:55 left. Crimmins added a 38-yarder to push the lead to 23-7.Four minutes later, Matt Muh threw a 3-yard scoring pass to DeFloria cutting the deficit to 23-13. DeFloria ran for 98 yards on 24 carries.Hines scored again with a two-yard touchdown run to put the game out of reach at 30-13.Duquesne outgained Bucknell 492-303 in total yards.last_img read more

Zidane takes on his first managerial job

first_img “Zinedine Zidane will manage Castilla next season. Zizou, who was Carlo Ancelotti’s first squad assistant coach this year, will start a new stage of his career at Real Madrid.  Zidane will be joined by youth coach Santiago Sánchez and has already started working on future plans for the reserve team squad.” The former French international won the World Cup with France in 1998 and is widely regarded as one of the best players of all time after a playing career which involved spells with Real Madrid and Juventus. Upd. at 21:00 CEST Sport EN Real Madrid Castilla have appointed Zinedine Zidane as their manager for next season.center_img The 42-year-old spent last season working with Carlo Ancelotti and the first team, but will trade that in to take the reins of Los Blancos’ second team for the 2014-15 campaign. 25/06/2014 Zidane, 42, has been tipped as a potential successor to Ancelotti when the Italian decides to leave the Bernabeu. Madrid released the following statement on their website on Wednesday:last_img read more

Preview: Real Madrid looking to keep Barça and Atlético at bay with Depor win

first_img “It’s not an issue for me to comment on. I have never meddled in players’ private lives and I’m not going to start now. Players can do want they want out of work,” he said at a press conference on Friday. Sergio Ramos is also absent, with Nacho set to continue at the heart of Los Blancos’s defence.   Real Madrid will be looking to stretch their lead over Barcelona at the top of la Liga to four points when they take on Deportivo de la Coruña on Saturday evening after a hard week on and off the pitch. Following their 4-0 humiliation to Atletico Madrid at the Vicente Calderon last weekend, stories began to circulate about the future of talisman Cristiano Ronaldo after his 30th birthday party against club wishes. Ronaldo has since apologised for his actions amid criticism from fans and will be focused on adding to the one-point lead Madrid currently hold over Barça, who host Levante on Sunday. Harry De Cosemo 13/02/2015 “They have a great responsibility in representing the Madrid shirt and I value all of them as professionals – that has never been a doubt in my mind.” Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti has downplayed the drama over his star man and says he has no problem with the professionalism of his squad.  After a less than convincing performance at the Calderon, Iker Casillas’s place is in doubt, so Keylor Navas could come in for just his third league start since joining the club in the summer from Levante. Gareth Bale will yet again be out to prove a point to the growing number of disgruntled Madridistas, who have voiced their frustrations at his lack of goals and work-rate recently.center_img Real head into the game with mounting injury problems. James Rodriguez and Sami Khedira, also in hot water with the club after attending the party while injured, will miss out alongside Luka Modric and Pepe. Upd. at 21:22 Marcelo returns from suspension having missed the derby last time out and Lucas Silva could be set for his debut in midfield having moved from Cruzeiro last month, but Ancelotti says he will not start the game. “The only problem is when others see it as a lack of professionalism, but these players have shown that they are professional and committed – they demonstrated that last season when they won several trophies. CET Back in September, Real travelled to the Riazor to face Depor licking their wounds after a home defeat to Atleti, but were able to bounce back in spectacular style with an 8-2 victory. That day, a Ronaldo hat-trick and a brace from Bale and helped them to three points – how both players would love a repeat to ease the tension at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo’s Real Madrid future plagued with worries and demands

first_imgCristiano Ronaldo needs to be part of a winning project and he has let Florentino Perez know this. Marca have revealed that the Portuguese crack is a little bit unsettled and wants assurances that he can still win things with Madrid.  He holds Perez responsible because he did not have his back when the press got on his case. It marks a clear before and after in both Ronaldo and Madrid’s form.  Upd. at 13:00 Whistles from the Bernabeu crowd have also affected Ronaldo’s confidence at Madrid. And with an offer from PSG on the table, his doubts continue.  21/05/2015 He is conscious that his goals have not translated into titles this season and has made Perez aware of his doubts. center_img On top of that, Ronaldo is still hurt that the club did not defend him more after he was criticised for hosting his birthday party after the defeat to Atletico Madrid earlier this season.  The 30-year-old’s concerns are now known by Perez. Madrid’s future is in the air after a season without winning the league, the cup or the Champions League. Perez is already thinking about changing managers, now he has Ronaldo’s demands to take into consideration. Sport EN CESTlast_img read more

Javier Tebas says “there is no David de Gea case” after transfer fail

first_imgThe president of the LFP, Javier Tebas, made it clear on Wednesday that “there is no [David] de Gea case”. He also revealed that Real Madrid contacted him, but at no point did they try to force the signing of the goalkeeper through.  02/09/2015 “There is no ‘De Gea case’ and Real Madrid know that,” he responded when asked about the Monday’s failed signing. He also explained that the call from Los Blancos was not to try and get the decision turned around.  Sport EN So, the Manchester United goalkeeper did not get his dream move to the Bernabeu. “In these cases there are two, three or five versions,” Tebas said when asked who was responsible for the deal not going through and De Gea not being registered with the LFP: CEST Upd. at 18:17 last_img read more

Real Madrid out of ideas regarding Martin Odegaard

first_img Just a year-and-a-half later, Real Madrid have no idea what to do with Odegaard. The only way out of the situation is to wait for the winter transfer window, by which time Odegaard will have turned 18, and there will no longer be problems for his international transfer. He was just 16-years-old at the time, and was wanted by all the big European clubs, including Bayern Munich, Liverpool and Arsenal. Finally, Odegaard accepted the offer from ‘Los Blancos’ (who paid four million euros to Stromsgodset) and signed a six-year contract. 23/08/2016 at 13:42 Alejandro Alcazar They hoped to loan him this season to French club Rennes, but the Ligue 1 club rejected the option due to him still being a minor (he is 17-years-old). They want to avoid any issues with the reglamentation surrounding transfers of under-18 players. Though by that time Real Madrid may be under a transfer embargo, if FIFA apply the same punishment to the team from the Spanish capital as they did to Barcelona. An alternative is that the Norwegian continues to play at Castilla, but his performances so far have been sub-standard and his progress practically imperceptible. A loan to another Spanish team seems to have been ruled out. On January 22, 2015, Real Madrid officially announced the signing of the young Norwegian footballer Martin Odegaard. CESTlast_img read more

Statement defending Cristiano Ronaldo and Jose Mourinho against tax claims

first_img “In this regard, Gestifute publicly states that: “One newspaper makes the unfounded allegation that Gestifute, its clients and its advisers of having, directly or indirectly, created, organized or designed tax structures to facilitate tax evasion using tax havens. – Both Cristiano Ronaldo and José Mourinho are fully compliant with their tax obligations with the Spanish and British tax authorities. – Any insinuation or accusation made to Cristiano Ronaldo or José Mourinho over the commission of a tax offense will be reported to the legal authorities and prosecuted. Sport EN Football Leaks gave information to various media organisations in different countries, who reported the story this week, claiming that various players used tax havens to save money.  CET “Furthermore, today news have come out insinuating a reprehensible conduct by Cristiano Ronaldo and questioning his good name. “In addition, Gestifute publicly states that: – We always act with the highest level of professionalism in our relationships with our clients and the authorities in all those countries in which we operate. 04/12/2016 Gestifute, a firm representing both Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho and Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo, has spoken up in defence of the pair after allegations of tax evasion made against them. – Neither Cristiano Ronaldo nor José Mourinho have ever been involved in legal proceedings regarding the commission of a tax offense. – We will not hesitate to take legal action to defend ourselves and our clients over any untrue and unlawful allegations published about us.” Upd. at 17:48 “The most serious and malicious allegations in the enquiries relate to Jose Mourinho and Cristiano Ronaldo. Gestifute released a statement reading: – European tax authorities have different criteria in terms of image rights and foreign clients are often affected by these differences, which they respect and abide by. In any cases in which there have been disagreements with the respective authorities on the tax criteria to be applied, these have always been resolved by agreement with the authorities without legal proceedings ever being necessary. – Our goal as a company is to provide the best advice to our clients, always within the framework of the applicable law at the time in each country we operate.last_img read more