Daly’s game is lacking, but not his popularity

first_img“It was just brutal,” Daly said. “Nothing went right last year.” Still, Daly makes others feel good. People seem to feel a connection with him because he embodies a regular-guy persona and, like the fans in his galleries, deals with daily challenges. People now are returning the favor. Tiger Woods gave Daly an exemption to play in his Target World Challenge in December and Daly obliged. He finished last but pocketed a cool $170,000. Tournament organizers still can’t get enough of him. He asked and he received. “John Daly has a great crowd when he comes out here, just like Fred Couples,” said Tom Pulchinski, the Nissan Open tournament director. “Everyone loves to watch John Daly. He had a rough year, but he’s very popular and he brings in the fans. He likes to play, and he was aggressive enough to call me very early, so we gave him an exemption. That was a very easy decision.” Pulchinski said Daly called him sometime before Christmas, so Daly received an early present. The exemptions then flooded in. “I’ve had wonderful times at Riviera at the Nissan,” Daly said. Daly finished fourth in 2004, four shots behind champion Mike Weir. He has two other top-10 finishes and has made the cut nine of the 12 times he’s played at Riviera. Last year, he was 5-over par and missed the cut. The cigarette-smoking, Diet Coke-guzzling Daly definitely can play, and many admire his ability to hit the ball long off the tee. He’s driving an average of 305.9 yards this year. But if he doesn’t play well this year, perhaps the sponsors won’t be so free in lining up with exemptions. He played with Jason Gore in a charity shootout at Pebble Beach last week. Gore and Daly shared plenty of laughs, and the highlight was a chest bump after a clutch putt. Daly even playfully threw his wedge into a trap when he didn’t win a closest-to-the-pin contest. But when the master of ceremonies ushered Daly over to a microphone to chat for a bit on the green, Daly went under the ropes and said, “I’ve got to go eat.” Fans didn’t seem to mind, since the announcer joked that Daly isn’t a guy you want to mess with when he needs something to eat. He seems to have a bit of an edge. Daly’s best finish in a stroke-play event last year was a tie for 27th at the Verizon Heritage. He’s missed three of four cuts this year (Buick Invitational, FBR Open and AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am) and the pressure is mounting. He has just 166 FedExCup points. He’s proclaimed himself healthy, but he doesn’t have an improved golf game to show for it. Pulchinski was by no means extending pity with an exemption. He believes Daly could win. “He plays well here,” Pulchinski said. “It’s not like he plays here, draws well and never makes the cut. He has a chance to play well here. If he’s playing well and is in contention, he’ll draw a good television audience. If John was to pull off a win at Riviera &” People would be talking about Daly’s golf game once again. jill.painter@dailynews.com (818) 713-3615 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! His sports career was in jeopardy when he lost his PGA Tour card last year, when he earned just $192,000. Daly, who was plagued by injuries and more missed cuts than productive starts, chose not to go to qualifying school. He instead spent his off-season writing letters and placing phone calls in an effort to attract sponsor exemptions to keep himself on tour. The Nissan Open was the first to jump on Daly’s bandwagon. LOS ANGELES – John Daly has endured several marriages and battled alcohol, gambling and weight problems. He’s raised children, donated generously to charity, performed and written songs and started a wine company. He’s won a couple of majors, too. But Daly’s so much more than just a golfer. Golf seemingly has been the one constant in his life. center_img Wherever the 40-year-old Daly goes, fans follow in droves. Tournament organizers followed suit. He received so many exemptions – somewhere between 25-30 – he won’t be able to use all of them. A rough season of golf quickly was erased by the love he received from tournaments. “The sponsor’s exemptions have been going great,” Daly said. “But this whole West Coast, I was a little worried, I didn’t know what was going to happen. There’s so many great players that have come out of this (area), San Diego and L.A. and all that. L.A. was the first one that gave me one. It just makes me feel good.” Last year’s list of poor performances included making only eight cuts in 21 starts. He withdrew from five of those. last_img read more

Ronaldo hat-trick as Madrid warm up for PSG with big win

first_imgThey blew Real Sociedad apart in the first half at the Santiago Bernabeu, taking the lead inside a minute through Lucas Vazquez and finding themselves four goals ahead by the interval.Toni Kroos got Real’s other goal, as they made it three wins and a draw from their last four La Liga games, with 18 goals scored in that time.The defensive lapses that allowed the visitors to pull two goals back late on will be a concern for Zidane, but Ronaldo’s return to form is a huge boost.“He always has that mindset. He lives for that, for scoring goals, and today he showed with his three goals that you need to watch out for him,” Zidane said.“He could have scored one or two more, and it augurs well for Wednesday.”Madrid are still a huge 16 points behind unbeaten league leaders Barcelona, but they are now back up to third above Valencia, who play Levante on Sunday.With the visit of PSG in mind, Zidane rested both Gareth Bale and Casemiro to hand starts to Marco Asensio and Lucas Vazquez.The latter has played more games for Madrid under Zidane than anyone else and he opened the scoring after just 49 seconds, heading home a Ronaldo cross.Without their leading scorer Willian Jose due to injury, and with a dreadful past record at the Bernabeu, the visitors quickly crumbled.Asensio and Marcelo combined superbly to set up Ronaldo to make it 2-0 before the half-hour mark, and Kroos made it three with a trademark curling strike on his right foot from the edge of the area.Ronaldo then headed home a Luka Modric corner on 37 minutes, and it could have been more than 4-0 at half-time, too, with Karim Benzema and Ronaldo both hitting the post from close range.They could not keep up the same intensity after the restart, however. Instead, Juanmi headed against the post for the Basque side, who pulled one back on 74 minutes as substitute Jon Bautista was given space to slot past Keylor Navas.Ronaldo then completed his hat-trick, pouncing to finish after Geronimo Rulli had spilled a shot from Bale, on as a substitute.It was Ronaldo’s 11th league goal of the season, with seven coming in the last four games.Asier Illarramendi, the former Madrid midfielder, then made it 5-2 from close range.– Griezmann goal lifts Atletico –The quickest goal on Saturday was not scored by Real, but by Antoine Griezmann, who needed only 39 seconds to find the net in Atletico Madrid’s 1-0 win at bottom side Malaga that left them just six points off top spot.Antoine Griezmann was Atletico’s matchwinner at La Rosaleda © AFP / JORGE GUERREROThe French striker fired home his eighth league goal of the campaign from inside the box after a Saul Niguez shot was deflected into his path.It was Atletico’s eighth victory by a 1-0 margin in La Liga this season and put some pressure back on Barcelona, although they can again move nine points clear at the top by beating Getafe at the Camp Nou on Sunday.“We knew it was going to be difficult, but these are the kind of games we enjoy playing,” Griezmann told beIN Sports.“Now we need to keep fighting and trying to win all the games we have left, and then we’ll see,” added the Frenchman.Villarreal lost more ground in their quest for a top-four finish as they lost 2-1 at home to improving Alaves. Ivan Ramis scored in stoppage-time to give surprise package Eibar a 1-0 victory at Leganes that leaves them sixth.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Ronaldo scored a hat-trick in a big Real Madrid victory © AFP / GABRIEL BOUYSMADRID, Spain, Feb 10 – Cristiano Ronaldo bagged a hat-trick as Real Madrid warmed up for their Champions League showdown with Paris Saint-Germain with a big 5-2 victory over Real Sociedad in La Liga on Saturday.Zinedine Zidane’s men have not scaled their usual heights this season and this was still not perfect, but they do look to be finding some form just in time for a potentially season-defining tie with the French side on Wednesday.last_img read more

Sanneh strike sails Sharks over Posta

first_imgA tough tactical approach from both sides meant chances in the opening half were few and far in between. Posta head coach Sammy Omollo put up a defensive shield with the returning Jockins Atudo starting o the left side of defense while Suleiman Ngotho was employed on the right.Posta had the first chance of the game in the ninth minute when Atudo’s powerfully struck freekick from range was pushed behind the bar for a corner by Sharks keeper John Oyemba.None of the two sides threatened much, most of the battle reduced to the middle of the pack each of the two sides muscling out for possession.Posta Rangers midfielder Jerry Santo vies for the ball with Kariobangi Sharks’ Eric Juma during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluIn the 32nd minute, a deep cross from Patillah Omotto found George Abege at the far post but the lanky Ugandan could not connect a header on target.A minute to the break, Omotto had a chance for himself when he pulled off a shot from range, but the effort went inches wide with keeper Matasi beaten.In the second half, Posta started off strongly and within the opening minute, Dennis Mukaisi attempting to catch keeper Oyemba off his feet with a dinking effort from the left but the shot stopper managed to backtrack and tip the ball over for a corner.On the other end, a brilliant square ball from Abege found Fidel Origa running in from the right, but the midfielder’s connecting shot was awry going wide.Looking to inject some fresh attacking feet introduced the speedy Harrison Mwenda for Origa while new signing Moses Mwangi came on for Bolton Omwenga.Kariobangi Sharks’ Bolton Omwenga makes a pass under pressure from Posta Rangers’ Peter Ng’ang’a during their Kenyan Premier League clash at the Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluPosta continued to push for a win having picked victory in only one of their last five games. They almost broke the deadlock in the 67th minute but Oyemba pulled off a brilliant save to pluck the ball off the top corner from a superbly taken Joseph Mbugi volley.A minute later, Jerry Santo also came close with a header off an Ochieng long throw which went wide. On a counter, Posta had another chance when Jeremiah Wanjala cut back a cross for Mukaisi but he shot wide.Having survived, Sharks made use of their chance 15 minutes to time when Mwenda’s run on the left gifted him space and he put in a cross that was well headed home by SannehSharks almost doubled their lead at the stroke of fulltime but Atudo made  goal-line clearance to deny Abege who had picked up a cross from Mwenda.0Shares0000(Visited 4 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kariobangi Sharks players Fidel Origa and Michael Bodo celebrate Ebrimah Sanneh’s goal against Posta Rangers during a Kenyan Premier League match at teh Camp Toyoyo Ground on June 17, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Jun 17- Ebrimmah Sanneh stepped off the bench to score a 75th minute winner as Kariobangi Sharks beat Posta Rangers 1-0 at the Camp Toyoyo Ground to pick their third win on the trot to move to fifth in the standings.The game seemed to be headed for a toughly fought 0-0 draw, but Sanneh rose in the midst of lanky Posta defenders to power a header past Patrick Matasi.last_img read more

Kick Off, live from Paris: French football special

first_imgMark Saggers was joined in Paris by Andreas Evagora – Eurosport’s deputy news editor – and Phillipe Auclair – football writer and broadcaster. Ahead of Saturday’s Euro 2016 draw, they discuss the security aspect of next year’s tournament, Michel Platini’s upcoming appeal ruling, Ligue 1 and much more.Listen above.last_img

Signs of the times

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBasketball roundup: Sierra Canyon, Birmingham set to face off in tournament quarterfinals160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! SO Mayvis Coyle, an octogenarian, gets ticketed for crossing a street too slowly and the city responds by reprimanding the responsible cop? Re-evaluating the amount of time given for crossing city intersections? Actually, Los Angeles officials have decided to post lengthy signs at crosswalks, informing all those ignorant pedestrians to walk when the light says walk, don’t walk when it says not to, and push the button when needed. Not that they think we’re stupid or anything. Of course, in the spirit of inclusion, we’ll soon need to post the same signs in 18 other languages, and Braille, too. Let’s just hope pedestrians have time to do all this important reading before the light turns.last_img read more

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Ramos explains why Kane would be a hit in La Liga

first_imgSergio Ramos has suggested Harry Kane has everything needed to be a hit in La Liga.The Spain and England captains face each other in Seville on Monday night in their Nations League game. MONEY Ramos has talked up Kane’s qualities as a player The Three Lions lost 2-1 at Wembley in their last meeting – the opener in group A4.Asked if any of the England players had the technical capabilities to play in Spain, Ramos, who also captains Real Madrid, said: “Well, I am very impressed by all of them.“You maybe concentrate on the physical in the Premier League but there is also very important technical players. I’ll start with Harry Kane. He’s a physically fantastic striker but also technically he surprises you.“He might surprise a lot of people but not me. He’s great technically but there’s also other technical players who are dangerous and I can assure you we’ve been studying them, watching them on videos.” 3 England’s most successful clubs of the past decade, according to trophies won Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF Most popular football news REPLY Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions RANKED Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? silverware Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade REVEALED Ramos told the press conference he and his Spain team-mates would like to keep Kane’s drought going 3 Kane, who has five goals in the Premier League this season, is on a goal drought by his England standards Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Tottenham striker Kane, the World Cup Golden Boot winner, has not scored for his country in six games and hit the bar against Croatia on Friday and had another effort ruled out for offside.Ramos hopes this run continues. “Offensively they’re very dangerous. Harry Kane, we hope he has … well, we are going to try to keep his scoring drought going because that would be a good sign for us.” ADVICE REVEALED Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move huge blow Spain are looking to continue their 100 per cent start to life under Luis Enrique.The win at Wembley and a 6-0 thrashing of Croatia leaves Spain on the brink of wrapping up the group, but the Spain boss knows Gareth Southgate will make life hard for him.“I like Gareth Southgate as a coach and the way he interprets football,” Enrique told a packed press conference.“I follow his press conferences out of curiosity and to have a free English teacher!“I like the way he expresses himself, and the way he believes football should be played.“Trust in him because he will be able to do well for more years in the national team.”Spain v England is live on talkSPORT at 19:45 on 15 October no dice 3 Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’last_img read more

GAA FOR ALL: GAELSCOIL GIRLS AND LURGYBRACK BOYS TAKE HONOURS IN THE PARK

first_imgGaelscoil Adhamhnain girls celebrateGAELSCOIL Adhamhnain girls and Lurgybrack’s boys claimed the major honours at O’Donnell Park in Letterkenny today – but every team was a winner in a superb GAA For All finals day.Lurgybrack National School won the Elaine Winston Friel memorial cup with a win over Termon in that final while the Gaelscoil girls won the Susan Carr memorial cup with a win over Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal.Both women were dedicated to gaelic games in Donegal and the trophies named in their honour. All the results – with winners and runners-up are below: And we will have more pix later:Boys;Elaine Winston Friel Final – Lurgybrack 2-3 Termon 1-5GAA For All Cup Final – Scoil Colmcille 3-2 Gaelscoil 0-6 GAA For All Shield Final – Woodlands 1-7 Kilmacrennan 1-2GAA For All Plate Final – Glenswilly 3-9 Illistrin 2-0GAA For All Plate Final Play Off – Glenswilly 3-6 Ballyraine 1-4GIRLSSusan Carr Cup Final – Gaelscoil 1-7 Scoil Mhuire Gan Smal 3-0 GAA For All Cup Final – Lurgybrack 1-1 Termon 2-5GAA For All Shield Final – Illistrin 3-2 Woodlands 1-4GAA For All Plate Final – Glenswilly 8-5 Kilmacrennan 3-0GAA For All Plate Final Playoff – Glenswilly 3-5 Ballyraine 0-6 dGAA FOR ALL: GAELSCOIL GIRLS AND LURGYBRACK BOYS TAKE HONOURS IN THE PARK was last modified: April 10th, 2013 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

House fire destroys residence

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREBlues bury Kings early with four first-period goals 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! NORWALK – Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies and fire officials responded to a house fire Sunday afternoon that destroyed a residence.No one was in the home at the time of the fire and no one was injured, said county sheriff’s Lt. John Voza of the Norwalk Station. He said the family returned to their home as firefighters were extinguishing the blaze.At 3:38 p.m., county sheriff and fire officials received a call about a fire at a single-family residence in the 14000 block of Norwalk Boulevard, Voza said. By the time deputies reached the scene four minutes later, he said, the house was engulfed in flames.Voza said it took about 10 to 15 minutes for firefighters to put out the blaze, and the house was almost completely gutted.The cause of the fire is unknown, Voza said. The estimated damage is $300,000. The fire department is still investigating. From staff reportslast_img read more

Letterkenny man charged with having syphon pipes to steal fuel

first_imgA Letterkenny man has been remanded in custody on a number of charges including possession of syphon pipes with the intention of using them in the theft of motor fuel, handling stolen property, and criminal damage.William Reilly, with an address at 8 Railway Avenue, Killygordon, appeared by video link from Castlerea Prison at Letterkenny District Court. The 25-year-old faces charges of possession of a small syphon pipe with the intention of using it in the theft of motor fuel at Canal Road, Letterkenny, on July 25th last.A separate charge of possession of a large syphon pipe was also brought before the court.He is also charged with handling stolen property at Pearse Road, Letterkenny, on July 29th including eleven bottles of Vodka, three bottles of Hennessy, seventy packets of cigarettes, fifty Bic lighters, and a Lenova tablet.The accused was further charged with criminal damage at Canal Road, Letterkenny March 31st last, and with production of an article likely to intimidate or cause serious injury.Judge Paul Kelly remanded him in custody to appear by video link at Letterkenny Court on August 15th.Letterkenny man charged with having syphon pipes to steal fuel was last modified: August 13th, 2019 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:courtletterkennysyphontheftWilliam Reillylast_img read more