Players tournament – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 01:39:42 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://staticgamer.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/06/icon-2021-06-25T155850.888-150x150.png Players tournament – Static Gamer http://staticgamer.com/ 32 32 I can follow Bale’s example with Wales https://staticgamer.com/i-can-follow-bales-example-with-wales/ Tue, 21 Jun 2022 00:00:00 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/i-can-follow-bales-example-with-wales/ Jess Fishlock is the NWSL’s top player and Wales’ most capped woman The 35-year-old midfielder is desperate to cap off her illustrious career with a FIFA Women’s World Cup™ She explains why this Welsh side are ‘better equipped than ever’ to qualify She is the reigning NWSL MVP and one of the few players to […]]]>
  • Jess Fishlock is the NWSL’s top player and Wales’ most capped woman

  • The 35-year-old midfielder is desperate to cap off her illustrious career with a FIFA Women’s World Cup™

  • She explains why this Welsh side are ‘better equipped than ever’ to qualify

She is the reigning NWSL MVP and one of the few players to win UEFA Women’s Champions League winners’ medals at separate clubs.

She has been league champion in four different countries, has a record number of caps and has even been honored at Buckingham Palace for her colossal contributions to football and the LGBT community.

Jess Fishlock has achieved everything she could wish for, hasn’t she? “Bad” is the definitive answer, and Fishlock herself will be the first to tell you. For all of these aforementioned outstanding accomplishments, and more, this wildly successful 35-year-old cannot be entirely satisfied. Contentment will only come, she says FIFA+when she steps out with Wales on the biggest stage of them all.

“I’m very grateful for the career I’ve had,” she explained, “but it would live with me forever if I wasn’t able to go to a major tournament with my country. J gave so much, every girl on this team did, and we’ve all been chasing it for so long.

“Wales will qualify for a tournament soon, I’m sure. But if I were to end my career without being part of us to make one, it would be a huge regret.

The best yetHer itch will not be scratched at the upcoming UEFA Women’s EURO. A 15th consecutive qualifying failure ended hopes there, leaving Fishlock’s attention firmly fixed on Australia and New Zealand in 2023.

With Wales well placed to claim a play-off spot and reassured to see the country’s men end a long wait for the FIFA World Cup™, Fishlock sees history calling.

“I think we’re pretty close,” said the midfielder, who plays at her home soccer club for Seattle side OL Reign. “We have massive games coming up in September against Slovenia and Greece (two and three points respectively behind Wales in a section that France have already qualified for). But we are now well placed and better equipped than ever.

“What has really helped is the wider growth of women’s football. The vast majority of our players are now playing full-time or at least semi-professional, and that experience of training every day, learning what it takes to be ‘elite’ really helps. As a group we are much better prepared physically, mentally and emotionally for international football. They are by far the best team in Wales I have been in involved.

“The way we have to get to the World Cup is so difficult. But I believe we have a team that is composed the same as the men’s team: strong defensively, good in attack and with a great base.

“The characteristics of how we play are also similar, and we’re looking at the same route to getting to the World Cup via the play-offs. It’s just a case of, ‘Can we cross that line like they did? ?’ And I think we are made for the kind of challenges that come our way.

“The men who traveled to Qatar gave us even more inspiration. I really cannot stress enough how exciting it is for all of us and how huge the impact will be if they get there.

chasing the same dreamGareth Bale was, as ever, a talismanic figure in the latest Welsh men’s success story. And if you see any parallels in the story of an aging icon who broke national records, won everything there is to win at club level, but was desperate to fill a Cup-shaped hole in the world in his distinguished career, you are not alone.

“I see myself very similar to Gareth in that we’re both getting older and we’re at the stage of finding what we’re still playing for and what we still want to accomplish,” Fishlock said. “And for both of us, it was the same thing: a World Cup with Wales.

“Gareth was able to do that, which is sensational, and he fully deserves it. Now it’s up to us, and if you talk to the girls who have played in the national team for a long time, that’s what we want more. than anything. That’s one of the main reasons we keep going.”

Fishlock has extra motivation to add a World Cup to his stellar CV. After all, while she and Bale have a lot in common, one significant difference is that the latter has become a household name largely thanks to his club exploits.

In women’s football, and despite the rise of national leagues around the world, this remains almost impossible. The result is that Fishlock and players like her – deprived of the star of major tournaments – find that their profiles invariably do not reflect their talent.

“It’s true, and it’s not just me,” she said. “I say this about a lot of Welsh girls, or players from other smaller nations, that their profile would be much higher if they were French, American, English or Spanish.

“We’re not talked about enough, and the reason we don’t is because we’re Welsh. It was the same with players like Kim (Little, another NWSL MVP whose international career with Scotland included a lone major). Kim has been one of the best in the world, forever, and there was a time when she was the best bar none. But she never got the recognition she deserves from the rest of the world.

“I also see it with our daughters and it’s frustrating because I know they deserve more. But I also know that none of us would change that. We love our countries, and meeting these challenges makes things better. all the more special when we achieve something.

returning queenAn outspoken advocate with a passion for social justice – to the extent that she has admitted to “envisaging” a post-playing career in politics – Fishlock is also aware of the “great” platform a World Cup would provide to advance causes close to his heart. .

Until at least September, however, the priority will be propelling Reign up the NWSL standings and showing why she was crowned the league’s MVP.

“I much prefer team success and trophies, but any time you get accolades like that, it’s really nice,” she said of her MVP award. “I’ve been here almost ten years and I’ve been pretty consistent. But to win this award in the year we had, after my ACL injury, was huge for me. It meant a lot.

“When you come back from an injury like that you wonder if you’re going to be the same player – there are always doubts in your mind. So to come back like I did and finish the season as a MVP was very, very special.

Fishlock has shown that, even in her mid-thirties, she remains one of the greatest footballers of her generation. If she can help Wales achieve their fondest dream, the Women’s World Cup will certainly be enriched by the presence of this venerable veteran.

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7 England wonderkids set to shine at U19 Euros as Man Utd talents overlooked https://staticgamer.com/7-england-wonderkids-set-to-shine-at-u19-euros-as-man-utd-talents-overlooked/ Sun, 19 Jun 2022 07:30:00 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/7-england-wonderkids-set-to-shine-at-u19-euros-as-man-utd-talents-overlooked/ England will take a 21-man squad to Slovenia for the European Under-19 Championship, but no player will represent Manchester United in the Young Lions squad. England’s stars of tomorrow are set to face Austria in their first Euro Under-19 tournament England have often relied on the Premier League’s Big Six to develop some of the […]]]>

England will take a 21-man squad to Slovenia for the European Under-19 Championship, but no player will represent Manchester United in the Young Lions squad.

England’s stars of tomorrow are set to face Austria in their first Euro Under-19 tournament

England have often relied on the Premier League’s Big Six to develop some of the world’s most talented youngsters, and Manchester United figure prominently in this regard.

But as the Under-19s prepare for their European Championship opener against Austria on Sunday, no player will represent Red Devis United in Slovakia. Head coach Ian Foster has named a 21-man squad for the tournament with more than half of the players coming from clubs that finished in the top six last season, but the England boss opted not to select any players among the winners of the FA Youth Cup.

Chelsea and Liverpool have provided three players, Manchester City and Tottenham two, and Arsenal have one player in the squad. Ahead of their first match of a three-legged group stage against Austria on Sunday night at the Banska Bystrica stadium, club scouts from across Europe will be watching with a keen eye to see the latest talents emerge from the ranks.






England Under-19 coach Ian Foster takes 21-man squad to Slovakia

Football Mirror gives you the details on the seven players who could shine for England’s youth side this summer.

Matthew Cox

It looks like the Brentford stopper is first choice in Foster’s eyes after starting his last two matches ahead of equally talented Chelsea keeper Teddy Sharman-Lowe and Liverpool’s Harvey Davies.

After starting his youth career with Chelsea, Cox joined Brentford’s B team from AFC Wimbledon in July last year and caught the eye with some impressive performances in goal.

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Brooke Norton-Cuffy (R) spent the season on loan at Lincoln City

Arsenal fans are raving about Norton-Cuffy and for good reason, with the teenager backed to become the latest Hale End graduate to get the rating at the Emirates.

The 18-year-old shone during a loan spell at Ligue 1 side Lincoln City and could move up to the Championship next season.

Jarell Quansah

Currently on the books at Liverpool, Quansah has already made the Premier League squad after being selected by Jurgen Klopp for the trip to Tottenham in December.

The 19-year-old centre-back is blessed with an electric pace and always looks very comfortable when carrying the ball. These two attributes make him a key pillar in England’s solid backline and an impressive display could earn him more attention from Klopp next season.

Alfie Devine






Alfie Devine made his Tottenham debut aged 16

Having already broken the record for Tottenham’s youngest player after scoring against Marine in the FA Cup, big things are expected from midfielder Devine.

The 17-year-old, bought for £300,000 from Wigan, is a smart passer and with seven U19 caps he’s been counted on to provide opportunities for Spurs team-mate Dane Scarlett.

Harvey Val

The Chelsea youngster captained England in the 2-0 win over Portugal last time out and will be looking to lead by example in Slovenia.

The left-footed striker can play anywhere in the front three or behind the striker and he will be a key figure in helping England unlock defences.

Jamie Bynoe-Gittens







Jamie Bynoe-Gittens has made four appearances for Dortmund
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One of the few players in the team with top-flight experience, 17-year-old Bynoe-Gittens recently followed in the footsteps of Jadon Sancho and Jude Bellingham in making his Borussia Dortmund debut.

In their final game of the season, Bynoe-Gittens’ clever pass led Erling Harland to bundle the ball down the line, showcasing his creative ability. Expect him to be one of the contenders for player of the tournament.

Dane Scarlett

There are high hopes for Tottenham youngster Scarlett, who should gain some minutes as Harry Kane’s assistant next season.

The 18-year-old recently signed a long-term contract with Spurs and showed his prowess in front of goal with a brace in the win over Portugal. He will lead the line for England at this tournament and will be one to watch for the Golden Boot.

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Premier League clubs’ World Cup plans will be crucial, claims fitness guru https://staticgamer.com/premier-league-clubs-world-cup-plans-will-be-crucial-claims-fitness-guru/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 07:54:07 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/premier-league-clubs-world-cup-plans-will-be-crucial-claims-fitness-guru/ The coming season presents an unparalleled challenge for clubs and coaches and how they navigate their players through the World Cup period could be the difference between success and failure. Around a quarter of all Premier League players will travel to Qatar in November, representing their country on the biggest stage of what could become […]]]>

The coming season presents an unparalleled challenge for clubs and coaches and how they navigate their players through the World Cup period could be the difference between success and failure.

Around a quarter of all Premier League players will travel to Qatar in November, representing their country on the biggest stage of what could become a jam-packed 60+ game campaign, while the majority will not be involved.

Clubs like Manchester City and Chelsea are set to lose well over half of their 25-man senior squad. Others, like Newcastle, Everton and Southampton, might be barely affected. In any case, this poses problems.

Manchester City are set to lose more than half of their first squad for the Qatar World Cup

“This World Cup could be the difference between teams that finish in the Premier League,” says Ade Mafe, a former Olympic sprinter turned fitness guru, who spent 10 years in Chelsea’s coaching staff before moving to Millwall.

“It’s unique, an unprecedented situation and it will depend on who handles it best.” This could be a season where you see a team creating an upset.

In the final round of international fixtures earlier this month, there were around 150 players called up from clubs in England and Wales, with around 80 per cent from the Premier League, the rest from the EFL, to represent the 32 nations at the World Cup. in Qatar.

Some have been called up, released and replaced. Some countries, including England, have called up more than the 23 they will bring to the tournament.

The numbers will change as more and more players change clubs, complete or start loans or transfers, sustain injuries or drift in and out of form and favour, but it can be expected that they are broadly similar by November.

They say nearly 20% of the 782 players traveling to Qatar are likely to come from English football, and nearly a quarter of the 500 players signed up for Premier League club senior teams next season will leave for the World Cup.

Fitness guru Ade Mafe (above, left) says preparing clubs for the tournament will be crucial

Fitness guru Ade Mafe (above, left) says preparing clubs for the tournament will be crucial

That still leaves more than three-quarters of Premier League players under the control of their clubs, and those who have left will return at different times, leaving coaching teams with the puzzle of how to navigate the void.

There will be time to rest but they will also need to stay in shape, maybe a mini pre-season or a hot weather training camp. More importantly, they will need to play games to stay sharp and competitive.

This could be with the Under-23s or in ad hoc friendly fixtures.

“Nothing can replace games,” says Mafe, now a personal trainer in west London. “You can do so many things in training, but you have to give them games for that extra 10%. All clubs will be looking to organize friendlies to keep them up to date.

Within this will be the psychological balance of the players. There will be those who were hoping to be in Qatar but failed to make the cut and need a different training plan than those who have known for months and are looking forward to a few days in the sun with their families.

Harry Kane will lead the line for England, and the stars playing in November will face the Countess matches

Harry Kane will lead the line for England, and the stars playing in November will face the Countess matches

Premier League clubs have the sports science departments and staff levels to deliver very detailed bespoke programs and modern elite players rarely struggle to motivate themselves when out of competition.

For some, this erratic schedule can represent an opportunity. Mo Salah started last season in explosive form only to fade understandably as the rigors of chasing four trophies caught up with some of Liverpool’s players.

Next season, with Egypt having failed to qualify for the World Cup final, he has a rest built into his season, a chance to recharge and refresh when the Premier League returns the day after Christmas.

Erling Haaland, Riyad Mahrez, Andy Robertson, Dejan Kulusevski and Jorginho are among the big stars who are certain not to be in Qatar as their countries failed to qualify.

Those who make it to the World Cup will be split into two categories, those who play regularly and those who don’t. Clubs will be less concerned about who is playing. They will maintain their pace and recover between games.

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp could also be hit hard and coaches will want to avoid injury

Liverpool and Jurgen Klopp could also be hit hard and coaches will want to avoid injury

Those who end up on the sidelines are perhaps the cause of clubs’ greatest concern. They are out of control and could return without having played a game for six weeks. Will they be in the mental and physical condition to run again?

“If I worked at a club now, my main objective would be to liaise with the physical trainers of the various international teams,” explains Mafe. “These guys will be responsible for conditioning and coaching our players for a long time.”

“Every player is different, has different needs and I would like to make sure they know what we want for our players. It will be easier with some national teams than with others.

“The other thing is that I would like to be sure that we have friendly matches before we start again.”

Mohamed Salah started last season explosively but then disappeared fighting on four fronts

Mohamed Salah started last season explosively but then disappeared fighting on four fronts

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Mark Wesselink announces his retirement from women’s tennis https://staticgamer.com/mark-wesselink-announces-his-retirement-from-womens-tennis/ Wed, 15 Jun 2022 17:33:50 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/mark-wesselink-announces-his-retirement-from-womens-tennis/ History links Photo gallery of Mark Wesselink RICHMOND, Virginia – One of the most decorated coaches in athletics history Spider, legendary head coach of University of Richmond women’s tennis Marc Wesselink announced his retirement from the program after a 33-year run that took the program […]]]>

RICHMOND, Virginia – One of the most decorated coaches in athletics history Spider, legendary head coach of University of Richmond women’s tennis Marc Wesselink announced his retirement from the program after a 33-year run that took the program to unprecedented heights.

“I want to thank so many people for their friendship and support over what seems to me a very brief 33 years. Thanking everyone is an overwhelming task. I have relied on many players, coaches, friends and administrators .I have been blessed to have celebrated awards, graduations, accomplishments, weddings, babies and other major life events. It was a team effort all the way. and infinitely rewarding,” Wesselink said. “Being a part of my players’ lives has been a privilege. I learned as much as I taught. I’m very lucky to have worked with so many amazing people, with such a great attitude, in what was the my dream job. . Come on spiders!”

Wesselink amassed 379 wins during his Spider career, guiding the program to nine conference championship titles and 11 NCAA Tournament appearances. The eight-time conference coach of the year recipient has posted more than 20 winning seasons and led the program to eight conference finalists. During his 33 years, the Spiders finished first or second in the conference championship 17 times.

“For more than three decades, Marc Wesselink has been an exemplary leader for women’s tennis Spider,” Vice President and Director of Athletics John P. Hardt said. “Mark has achieved incredible success in building Richmond into a nationally competitive program. He has demonstrated an unwavering commitment and dedication to the University, and his lasting legacy will be the positive impact that he had on our student-athletes, coaches and staff.On behalf of Spider Athletics, it is my pleasure to congratulate Coach Wesselink on his well-deserved retirement and thank him for his outstanding service to the University and her leadership in the women’s tennis program.”

He began his tenure at Richmond in 1989 as a member of the Colonial Athletic Association and led the Spiders to the ITA East Region Fall Team title in 1995. In 1997, he coached Richmond to ‘ in second place in the CAA Tournament and was named CAA Coach of the Year – his first of eight coaching honours.

Wesselink guided Richmond’s No. 1 doubles duo of Lesia Bilak and Bridget Merrick in 1997 to a national ranking of No. 9. As one of the top 32 pairs in the country, the duo qualified for the NCAA Doubles Championship. The Spiders would make back-to-back NCAA Tournament appearances in 1997 and 1998.

Wesselink hit the 200 career win milestone in Richmond’s CAA Tournament win over state rival James Madison on April 14, 2000. He would lead the Spiders to six tournament finalists in 11 CAA seasons.

After the Spiders joined the Atlantic 10 before the 2001-02 season, Wesselink quickly made Richmond’s presence known to the league. He led the Spiders to the conference tournament championship in their first season as a member of the A-10. Wesselink was named A-10 Coach of the Year for his accomplishments in 2002.

Richmond dominated the A-10 for the next decade under Wesselink’s management. The Spiders have won nine Atlantic 10 Tournament championships in 11 years, including four consecutive titles in two different stretches, first from 2004 to 2007 and again from 2009 to 2012. Richmond has appeared in the NCAA Tournament each of those nine years, and Wesselink was named A-10 Coach of the Year seven of those nine years.

Under her tutelage, several Spiders have won major annual awards, including Erin Clark, who was named consecutive A-10 Student-Athlete of the Year in 2009 and 2010. Emilie Dunbar was named the Most Outstanding Rookie and Most Outstanding Performer of 2018, and earned four consecutive All-Conference First-Team honors during her college career.

Wesselink landed its 400e career victory on February 16, 2019 with a 6-1 victory over Towson, and he led the Spiders to a second-place finish in the A-10 tournament that season before guiding them again to the A- title game. 10 in 2021.

Prior to Richmond, Wesselink spent three seasons as an assistant coach at Harvard (1987–89), helping the Crimsons to three consecutive Eastern Region championships and NCAA Tournament appearances. He began his head coaching career at Drake University where he posted a 60-24 mark, bringing his career win total to 439 wins. A well-respected coach in the tennis community, Wesselink served as chairman of the 83-team ITA Division I Eastern Regional Committee in 1993.

An announcement on the future leadership of Spider women’s tennis is expected next week.

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Scenes from Druid Hills: The 55th Dogwood Invitational https://staticgamer.com/scenes-from-druid-hills-the-55th-dogwood-invitational/ Mon, 13 Jun 2022 22:11:10 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/scenes-from-druid-hills-the-55th-dogwood-invitational/ Wake Forest second student Scotty Kennon at the par-5 18th at Druid Hills. (photo by Conner Penfold) Since 1941, the Dogwood Invitational has been a centerpiece of amateur golf championship and true hospitality in the Southeast, giving competitors and spectators a first glimpse of the golfers who would become icons of the game. Past champions […]]]>


Wake Forest second student Scotty Kennon at the par-5 18th at Druid Hills. (photo by Conner Penfold)

Since 1941, the Dogwood Invitational has been a centerpiece of amateur golf championship and true hospitality in the Southeast, giving competitors and spectators a first glimpse of the golfers who would become icons of the game.

Past champions include Hudson Swafford (2006), Webb Simpson (2007), and Brian Harman (2009), among many others. Georgian legend Tommy Barnes, who qualified for 16 consecutive US Amateur Championships, has won the event five times. Auburn junior Carson Bacha added his name to that illustrious list with a five-stroke victory for the 55th race of the tournament, capping the biggest amateur victory of his young career with a 66 finish that included a remarkable double eagle.

Scroll through the best photos from the tournament, which featured 117 players and 19 players in the top 300 of the Golfweek/AmateurGolf.com World Rankings. And for additional images, check out our full gallery here.


A father and son stand on the 16th tee at Druid Hills Golf Club watching Michigan State University golfer Troy Taylor II during the third round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com )


2021 Georgia Amateur Champion Harris Barth hits the driver on the par-5 18th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Matthew Sutherland teeed off on the par-4 16th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Carson and Kevin Bacha share a laugh on the 16th tee during the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Maxwell Ford tees off at the par-4 10th in the third round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Matt and Matthew Troutman standing on the 7th green of Druid Hills Golf Club during the second round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Bartley Forrester lines up a putt on the par-4 12th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Players and caddies race down the hill from the 7th tee at Druid Hills Golf Club during the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Eventual tournament runner-up Scotty Kennon attempts to reach the par-5 18th in two at Druid Hills Golf Club in round one of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Luke Dossey drains a birdie putt on the par-4 11th in the first round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


Georgia Tech freshman Hiroshi Tai hits his tee shot on the par-3 17th in the final round of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)


A packed driving range at Druid Hills Golf Club on day one of the 2022 Dogwood Invitational. (Conner Penfold/AmateurGolf.com)
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Thongchai Jaidee and Miguel Angel Jimenez share the lead in the American Family Insurance Championship of Champions https://staticgamer.com/thongchai-jaidee-and-miguel-angel-jimenez-share-the-lead-in-the-american-family-insurance-championship-of-champions/ Sun, 12 Jun 2022 07:03:30 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/thongchai-jaidee-and-miguel-angel-jimenez-share-the-lead-in-the-american-family-insurance-championship-of-champions/ MADISON, Wis. –Thongchai Jaidee shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Miguel Angel Jimenez in the American PGA Tour Champions Family Insurance Championship. Thongchai birdied ours 14-16 and closed the round bogey-free at University Ridge with two pars. The 52-year-old Thai player is winless on the 50+ circuit. […]]]>

MADISON, Wis. –Thongchai Jaidee shot a 7-under 65 on Saturday for a share of the second-round lead with Miguel Angel Jimenez in the American PGA Tour Champions Family Insurance Championship.

Thongchai birdied ours 14-16 and closed the round bogey-free at University Ridge with two pars. The 52-year-old Thai player is winless on the 50+ circuit. He has 19 international victories.

“I think green is soft, that way you can attack,” Thongchai said. “You hit a corner, you’re going to be able to attack the pin.”

He tied for 10th last week in Iowa at the Principal Charity Classic to enter the court.

“My first time here. I like playing here,” Thongchai said. “I think I’m lucky. I’m very lucky to have this tournament, last week got me in. I’m really proud to be here.”

Jimenez shot a 68 to tie Thongchai at 10-under 134, rebounding from a bogey on 15 with birdies on 16 and 17.

“I’ve known Jaidee for a very, very long time.” said Jimenez. “We both played on the DP Tour, European Tour and I played with him.”

Jimenez finished tied for second last year behind hometown favorite Jerry Kelly.

“Well, tomorrow we’re going to be in the last group and I’m just going to play golf and have fun on the golf course and everything happens,” Jimenez said. “There are a lot of players, very good quality players.”

Jimenez has 12 Champions victories, with the 58-year-old Spanish star winning the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai and Cologuard Classic this year. He has won 21 times on the European Tour.

First-round leader Steve Flesch (70) was a stroke behind with Paul Broadhurst (66) and Paul Goydos (67).

Colin Montgomerie (70) was 8 under with David Branshaw (66) and Kirk Triplett (68).

Kelly (69) and John Daly (66) topped the group at 7 under.

“Another pretty sloppy day.” said Kelly. “I just made bogeys in there that I shouldn’t have had, I didn’t make any birdies that I should have had. It still wasn’t as tight, as clean as I would like. “

Kelly, who is coming off a playoff win Sunday at Iowa, is chasing his third straight victory in the event hosted by his friend from Madison, Steve Stricker. Kelly won in 2019 and the 2020 event was canceled due to the pandemic.

Stricker was 4 under after a 69.

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He will be one of the players to watch at the tournament https://staticgamer.com/he-will-be-one-of-the-players-to-watch-at-the-tournament/ Fri, 10 Jun 2022 06:15:20 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/he-will-be-one-of-the-players-to-watch-at-the-tournament/ Ricky Ponting thinks Rishabh Pant will surely be one of the players to watch at the T20 World Cup, which takes place in Australia later this year. Pant was appointed vice-captain of the India team for the India 2022 series South Africa tour. However, a day before the first game of the series, Pant was […]]]>

Ricky Ponting thinks Rishabh Pant will surely be one of the players to watch at the T20 World Cup, which takes place in Australia later this year.

Pant was appointed vice-captain of the India team for the India 2022 series South Africa tour. However, a day before the first game of the series, Pant was made captain after the exclusion of Indian skipper KL Rahul due to injury.

Ricky Ponting and Rishabh Pant (Picture – Twitter)

Pant possesses a rare combination of proactivity and daring that makes him a valuable addition to India’s T20I team. Still, his best position on a batting team has long been debated.

Ricky Ponting, Rishabh Pants, Delhi Capitals
Ricky Ponting, Rishabh pants. (Photo: IPL)

Pant has hit at different positions in the IPL, in perhaps the most recent edition Ponting has used his skipper at No 4 or 5, depending on the match situation. Pant scored 340 points on a 151-plus strike rate and was the team’s second leading scorer after flyhalf David Warner.

‘Rishabh Pant just an exceptional young man’: Ponting

Ponting seriously thinks India should use it the same way. “I think they’ll have it as a float,” he responded by telling Isa Guha in The ICC Review.

“They’ll have him listed at number five on the batting roster.” However, if they get to the point where there are seven to eight overs to go and they’re one or two down, they’ll probably dispatch him and give him as much time as possible. He is so motivated and explosive. This is exactly how I intend to use it.

Rishabh PC Pants - BCCI
Rishabh PC Pants – BCCI

“He speaks fantastically about great people.” He is simply an excellent young man with the world at his feet. It will be extremely deadly for India on the wickets we prepare in Australia for the T20 World Cup – good fast, flat and bouncy wickets. He will undoubtedly be one of the players to watch during the tournament.

Indian weapons are primed and ready for the T20 World Cup, which will be held in Australia later this year. On October 23, 2022, India will start their campaign at the famous cricket ground in Melbourne. Their adversaries are none other than their most feared adversaries, Pakistan. India will no doubt be looking for revenge, especially after losing to them in the United Arab Emirates in 2021.

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Notre Dame fails in bid for state tournament https://staticgamer.com/notre-dame-fails-in-bid-for-state-tournament/ Wed, 08 Jun 2022 09:27:11 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/notre-dame-fails-in-bid-for-state-tournament/ By Greg BatesCorresponding SEYMOUR — After the Notre Dame Academy baseball team lost seven straight games in early May, things looked grim. However, winning six of its next nine games propelled the Tritons into the playoffs on a high note. Notre Dame came running, earning four playoff wins. They weren’t expected to play for a […]]]>

By Greg Bates
Corresponding


SEYMOUR — After the Notre Dame Academy baseball team lost seven straight games in early May, things looked grim.

However, winning six of its next nine games propelled the Tritons into the playoffs on a high note.

Notre Dame came running, earning four playoff wins.

They weren’t expected to play for a berth in a state tournament, but there they were in a Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) Division 2 sectional final on Tuesday afternoon.

What fueled the Tritons in their playoff push — solid throwing and timely striking — went unheeded against No. 1-ranked Denmark.

Notre Dame’s pitchers gave up 10 steps and the defense committed five errors as Denmark took advantage to claim a 6-0 win at Rock Ledge Park.

“The kids are disappointed,” Notre Dame head coach Jared Barker said. “At the start of the year, our goal was to get into the state and win the conference; it was always on their minds. Then we had a tough mid-season where we crashed seven times in a row – that tested us. They bounced back well. »

A five-run second inning by the Vikings doomed the Tritons.

“I think after taking the lead, we put our heads down,” Notre Dame senior Caden Capomaccio said. “We didn’t use some opportunities to our advantage and we didn’t succeed.”

Denmark, the defending Division 2 state champions, had just four hits.

Notre Dame collected two singles and left five runners on base.

The Tritons only had one base runner who reached second place the entire game.

The Notre Dame Deuce Musial II starting pitcher struggled to find the strike zone.

The junior walked three times in the first run before coming out of a jam.

However, he wasn’t so lucky in the second.

A hit-and-go, walk, and bunt that resulted in an error charged Denmark’s goals with no one coming out.

Another step tackled the first set.

An errant throw to first base brought two more runs.

That’s when Denmark’s Hayden Konkol came in and hit a two-run single to the right to make it 5-0.

At that time, Barker went to his bullpen in favor of Donatello Badalamenti.

He got out of trouble, but the damage was done.

“It was uncharacteristic, especially in Deuce’s last five starts – he’s been outstanding,” Barker said. “For him to struggle a little was not the game plan at all. One hit, a few walks, a few errors – we gave them five runs. But the guys did a good job, I’m proud of that. “Them. They kept them just one more run away for the rest of the game. They let us try to get back there, but the bats didn’t work today.

Notre Dame (16-13) opened the end of the second inning with a Cade Milton single.

A two-out walk from Evan Duncan mounted a threat.

However, both runners were stuck.

It was the only time the Tritons had a runner in scoring position.

Denmark (26-3) scored an unearned run in the fifth.

Vikings starting pitcher Ethan Ovsak went 6 1/3 innings and struck out seven.

The junior didn’t have any crushing tricks, but he unbalanced Notre Dame hitters.

“He situated well,” said Capomaccio, who will be moving to the University of Minnesota to play baseball. “He used his shots to his advantage.”

The loss ended the careers of four Notre Dame players: Capomaccio, Duncan, Milton and Nick Bumgardner.

“It’s not every year when you have a group of seniors where everyone starts,” Barker said. “Some years you (a lot) of seniors and only a few of them are playing, but this year we had four seniors and all four of them started just about every game we played. They meant a lot to the program.

The four eldest were the main contributors.

Capomaccio said he believed the group would leave a strong legacy.

“Leaving Cade (Milton) and me as captains, I think that leadership that we’ve built will translate into next year,” he said.

Notre Dame’s run to the Division Finals is the program’s deepest since 2015, when it fell in the Division 2 title game.

Barker said he hoped the youngsters would come back for a taste of the section final and wanted to take at least one more step next season.

“They’re going to work hard and they’re going to be ready to go,” he said. “That’s what they did for this program – they put a new taste in their mouths, and now they have something to aim for.”

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Australia and the United Arab Emirates will face off for a place in the World Cup qualifiers https://staticgamer.com/australia-and-the-united-arab-emirates-will-face-off-for-a-place-in-the-world-cup-qualifiers/ Mon, 06 Jun 2022 08:59:53 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/australia-and-the-united-arab-emirates-will-face-off-for-a-place-in-the-world-cup-qualifiers/ For Australia, it is a final double blow for a place at a fifth consecutive World Cup. For the United Arab Emirates, it’s a chance to get one game closer to a first World Cup appearance since their debut in 1990. There will be no second chances when the Socceroos and the United Arab Emirates […]]]>

For Australia, it is a final double blow for a place at a fifth consecutive World Cup. For the United Arab Emirates, it’s a chance to get one game closer to a first World Cup appearance since their debut in 1990.

There will be no second chances when the Socceroos and the United Arab Emirates meet in Qatar on Tuesday for the right to face Peru six days later in another qualifier with a place alongside France, Denmark and Tunisia in Group D of the World Cup. stakes.

Both teams finished third in their groups in the Asian qualifier, leaving them in contention to meet fifth-placed South America.

After taking maximum points in the first three games of the third round of the Asian qualifiers – extending their winning streak to 11 games – Australia have won just one of their next seven games to finish behind Arabia Saudi Arabia and Japan in the group.

It meant another knockout route to the World Cup. But unlike last time, when Australia beat Syria and then Honduras home and away in continental and intercontinental playoffs, both games will be up for grabs and both will be played in Qatar.

“That would mean everything,” said Australian head coach Graham Arnold, Guus Hiddink’s assistant when the Socceroos played in the 2006 tournament. “I don’t want anything more in life right now than to qualify for the World Cup – for the players and for the nation.”

Australia warmed up with a 2-1 win over Jordan in a friendly last week, only their second win in eight games. With Scottish champions Celtic’s star player Tom Rogic retiring for personal reasons and former Premier League regulars Aaron Mooy and Mat Ryan short of playing time, preparation hasn’t been ideal.

Arnold said playing 14 of 18 qualifying matches away from home due to Australia’s strict travel regulations at the height of the COVID-19 pandemic helped the team bond for what has become a familiar road to the renowned football tournament.

For the UAE team, being close to home is a motivation.

The national football federation bought more than 5,000 tickets for fans making the short trip to Qatar for the qualifiers, all of which were quickly purchased. They hope to be back there in November when Qatar hosts the first World Cup in the Middle East.

Rodolfo Arraubarrena, who replaced Bert van Marwijk as UAE head coach in February, started well when he led the team to victory over already-qualified South Korea to seal a third-place finish in the his group.

“Our confidence in ourselves is great,” said UAE captain Walid Abbas. “We have players who have enough international experience to handle any pressure.

“But it’s 90 minutes, in which the team best able to deal with those pressures and most successful in exploiting the opportunities, will win.”

The UAE recalled 2016 Asian Player of the Year Omar Abdulrahman to the squad. The veteran playmaker, who has struggled with injuries in recent years, will reunite with Ali Mabkhout.

Mabkhout, 31, has scored 81 international goals, more than the Australian team combined, with their last 1-1 draw against Gambia on May 29.

He scored the goal that gave the United Arab Emirates a 1-0 victory in the quarter-finals of the 2019 Asian Cup, knocking defending champions Australia out of the tournament.

“I think the two teams are even, based on the tight games over the past few years and the fact that we both finished third in our respective groups,” Mabkhout said. “Being just 180 minutes away from a World Cup is an opportunity that doesn’t come around too often. Our fate is in our hands.”

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2022 Memorial Tournament Rankings: Live Updates, Full Coverage, Round 3 Golf Scores Saturday https://staticgamer.com/2022-memorial-tournament-rankings-live-updates-full-coverage-round-3-golf-scores-saturday/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 17:22:48 +0000 https://staticgamer.com/2022-memorial-tournament-rankings-live-updates-full-coverage-round-3-golf-scores-saturday/ Cameron Smith owns the solo lead at 8 under after two rounds at the Memorial Tournament in Muirfield Village. The Aussie will be looking to add his third title of the year, as he successfully held off Jon Rahm at the Tournament of Champions and golf’s strongest field at The Players Championship in March. This […]]]>

Cameron Smith owns the solo lead at 8 under after two rounds at the Memorial Tournament in Muirfield Village. The Aussie will be looking to add his third title of the year, as he successfully held off Jon Rahm at the Tournament of Champions and golf’s strongest field at The Players Championship in March.

This time, he hopes to maintain his low margin on a mixed crop of newcomers and PGA Tour veterans. Both Cameron Young and Davis Riley are adrift and well positioned to earn their first career victory on golf’s biggest stage as both rookies have become accustomed to topping the leaderboards over the weekend when PGA Tour events.

Rory McIlroy, who was last seen finishing in the top 10 at the 2022 PGA Championship, is just one stroke behind them and three ahead of Smith. With impressive play over the past month, the four-time Major Championship winner has been held without a trophy since last October despite his high level of play.

Keep it locked here as CBS Sports will be keeping track of everything with live updates and analysis throughout Round 3. You can watch third-round action live on CBS, CBSSports.com and the CBS Sports app from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. ET. Saturday.

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