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first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Kang trailed by five with six holes to play before igniting her comeback with consecutive birdies. She had pars the rest of the way and didn’t take the lead until Lydia Ko took double bogey on the final hole.Kang finished at 15-under in winning for the fifth time in her LPGA Tour career.F1-70TH ANNIVERSARY GPVerstappen storms to unlikely victory over Mercedes duoSILVERSTONE, England (AP) — Max Verstappen has sprung what could be the surprise of the Formula One season by beating Lewis Hamilton to win the 70th Anniversary Grand Prix. The Grizzlies dropped to 1-5 in the restart and are barely hanging onto eighth place in the West, with Portland, Phoenix and San Antonio close behind. In other NBA action:— Gordon Hayward hit three free throws with 2:29 remaining in overtime to put the Celtics ahead to stay in their third straight win, 122-119 over the Magic. Hayward finished with 31 points and Jayson Tatum scored 29, including the tying basket with 4.2 seconds left in regulation. Nikola Vučević led Orlando with 26 points and 11 rebounds.— Austin Rivers torched the Kings for a career-high 41 points off the bench and the Rockets used a big third quarter to pull away in a 129-112 victory. Houston was up by seven in the third quarter before scoring the next eight points, with 3s from Ben McLemore and Robert Covington. James Harden added 32 points, eight rebounds and seven assists as the Rockets won easily despite playing their second straight game without Russell Westbrook.— Rookie Darius Bazley scored a career-high 23 points off the bench in the Thunder’s 121-103 rout of the Wizards. Danilo Gallinari scored 20 points, and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 as Oklahoma City moved to 3-2 in the seeding games. Washington is 0-6 since the restart. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditGOLF-PGA CHAMPIONSHIPMorikawa is last man standing in tight PGA ChampionshipSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — American Collin Morikawa has become a first-time major champion by winning at San Francisco’s Harding Park. BROOKLYN, Mich. (AP) — Kevin Harvick has completed a weekend sweep of NASCAR’s Cup races at Michigan International Speedway.Harvick held off Denny Hamlin over the final laps and finished 0.09 ahead to become the first driver to win Cup races on consecutive days since Richard Petty in 1971.Harvick also took the first two stages in Saturday’s victory before earning the second state Sunday.Martin Truex Jr. finished third and Kyle Busch finished fourth. Busch remains winless on the year.NFL-NEWS — Brady Singer picked up his first big league win by allowing two runs over five innings of the Royals’ 4-2 decision over the Twins. Hunter Dozier hit a two-run single and Mikael (MY’-kehl) Franco added a solo blast to back Singer.— Justus Sheffield pitched four-hit ball over six scoreless innings of the Mariners’ 5-3 win against the Rockies. Dylan Moore slammed a two-run homer in the bottom of the first to put Seattle ahead to stay.— The Dodgers spotted the Giants a 2-0 lead before AJ Pollock and Mookie Betts each hit a three-run homer to give Los Angeles a 6-2 victory. The Dodgers have won nine of 12 and took two out of three from their NL West rivals.— Manny Machado homered twice and Fernando Tatis (tah-TEES’) Jr. slammed his eighth home run of the season as the Padres coasted past the Diamondbacks, 9-5. Dinelson Lamet (lah-MEHT’) no-hit Arizona until Kole Calhoun led off the seventh with a homer.— Ronald Acuna (ah-KOON’-yah) Jr. belted a go-ahead, two-run homer while the Braves scored five times in the fifth inning of a 5-2 verdict over the Phillies in Game 1 of a doubleheader. Adam Duvall added a three-run double later in the fifth to put Atlanta ahead, 5-1. Associated Press Oakland’s Ramon Laureano got hit by a pitch for the third time in the three-game series. Laureano began exchanging words with animated Houston hitting coach Alex Cintron, then left first base, threw down his batting helmet and began sprinting toward him. Astros catcher Dustin Garneau tackled Laureano before the A’s outfielder reached Cintron, touching off a wild scene in which players streamed out of the stands to join the scrum.Matt Olson hit a three-run homer in the third and Matt Chapman connected the very next pitch, taking the score from 1-0 to 5-0 on consecutive offerings from Astros starter Cristian Javier.Robbie Grossman also homered and Mark Canha (KAN’-ah) contributed an RBI single as the A’s dealt the Astros their fifth consecutive loss.Elsewhere around the majors:— The Rays pulled out a 4-3 win over the Yankees on an RBI single by Michael Perez in the bottom of the ninth. Mike Brosseau and Brandon Lowe both homered in the seventh, when the Rays tied it at 3. UNDATED (AP) — Another Cardinals series has been postponed while the team continues dealing with a COVID-19 outbreak.The upcoming three-game series with the Pirates scheduled to begin Monday has been called off. It’s the Cardinals’ 11th, 12th and 13th games to be derailed by the outbreak. The Cardinals haven’t played since July 30. In other MLB news:— The Indians sent Zach Plesac back to Cleveland on Sunday in a rental car after the young right-hander violated team rules and Major League Baseball’s coronavirus protocols. A club official told the Associated Press the 25-year-old Plesac went out with friends in Chicago on Saturday night following his win against the White Sox. The person added that the team got Plesac a car so he wouldn’t be on a plane with teammates and staff in the event he contracted the virus. The 23-year-old closed with a 6-under 64 to win the PGA Championship by two strokes over Paul Casey and third-round leader Dustin Johnson. Morikawa was tied with Casey before an eagle on the par-4 16. He closed with consecutive pars for a 13 under total.Johnson fell behind with a bogey on the par-5 14. He also was second in last year’s PGA Championship, three months after his runner-up finish at the Masters.Jason Day, Matthew Wolff, Bryson DeChambeau, Tony Finau (FEE’-now) and Scottie Scheffler shared third at minus-10.NHL-SCHEDULEStars, Caps, Jackets win The Red Bull driver crossed the line at Silverstone 11.3 seconds clear of Hamilton, with Valtteri Bottas third. Hamilton and Bottas struggled with their tires to clear the way for Verstappen to take an unlikely win. — Pirates utility infielder Phil Evans will miss the remainder of the season after suffering a concussion and fracturing his jaw. Evans was injured when teammate Gregory Polanco’s right elbow hit Evans in the face while the two were chasing down a flyball hit by Detroit’s Miguel Cabrera. Evans briefly lost consciousness on the play, but director of sports medicine Todd Tomczyk says he is expected to make a full recovery. — The Yankees have placed slugger Giancarlo Stanton on the 10-day injured list with a left hamstring strain. Stanton was hurt in Game 2 of Saturday’s doubleheader with the Rays while advancing from first to second base on a wild pitch. — Michael Wacha (WAH’-kuh) has been placed on the injured list because of right shoulder inflammation three starts into his one-year contract with the Mets. Manager Luis Rojas said that Wacha felt pain in his shoulder after allowing four runs in five innings on Friday. NASCAR-MICHIGANHarvick completes weekend of dominance — The Washington Football Team has activated linebacker Reuben Foster off the physically unable to perform list. Foster tore an ACL and caused additional damage to his left knee during offseason workouts in May 2019 before missing that season.— Wide receiver Chester Rogers has signed with the Dolphins. Rogers started 22 games over four seasons with the Colts before becoming available. He has 111 career receptions for 1,221 yards and five touchdowns. TENNIS-US OPEN-WITHDRAWALSPopyrin withdraws from US Open; Krueger gets wild-card spotNEW YORK (AP) — Alexei Popyrin withdrew from the U.S. Open on Sunday, allowing 2012 champion Andy Murray to move into the main draw. UNDATED (AP) — The seeding and matchups are set for the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs following victories by the Stars, Capitals and Blue Jackets.The Stars rallied in the final minute of regulation before beating the Blues, 2-1 in a shootout. Jake Allen was on the verge of a shutout win until veteran Joe Pavelski tied it with 31.4 seconds left in the third period. Denis Gurianov (goor-ee-AH’-nav) provided the lone shootout goal to close out the win.The Stars will take on the Flames and the Blues will square off with the Canucks in the opening round. The other Western Conference series will have the top-seeded Golden Knights versus the Blackhawks and the Avalanche against the Coyotes.The Capitals were 2-1 winners over the Bruins, which means Washington will take on the Islanders in the first round. Goals by T.J. Oshie (OH’-shee) and Tom Wilson helped the Caps avoid an 0-2-1 finish in the round-robin tournament. Braden Holtby stopped 30 shots in the victory.The Bruins went 0-3 in the round-robin tourney and will square off against Carolina in the opening round. — Detroit completed a three-game sweep as Spencer Turnbull pitched seven strong innings and Miguel Cabrera singled home the tiebreaking run in the eighth to send the Tigers past the Pirates, 2-1. The pitchers’ duel came after the two teams combined for 46 runs in the first two games of the series.— Mike Freeman’s RBI single in the 10th inning gave the Indians a 5-3 lead in a 5-4 triumph over the White Sox. Shane Bieber struck out eight over six innings but gained a no-decision after allowing home runs by Jose Abreu and James McCann.— The Nationals-Orioles game had to be suspended with the Birds leading 5-2 in the top of the sixth. Stephen Strasburg threw scoreless ball in his first start of the season until Hanser Alberto’s two-run double and Anthony Santander’s two-run single in Baltimore’s five-run fifth. The grounds crew had trouble placing the tarp over the infield during a thunderstorm, leading to the suspension.MLB-NEWSPirates-Cardinals series postponed The Blue Jackets have closed out their qualifying-round series with a 3-0 shutout of the Maple Leafs, knocking Toronto out of the postseason.Zach Werenski opened the scoring 6:29 into the first period. Liam Foudy doubled the lead midway through the third period, and the Jackets held on after blowing a three-goal lead in the last four minutes of regulation in Game 4, a 4-3 loss to the Leafs.Nick Foligno (foh-LEE’-noh) iced the series with an empty-net goal.Joonas Korpisalo (YOH’-nuhs kohr-pih-SAH’-loh) stopped 33 shots in his second shutout of the series.The Blue Jackets will face the Lightning in Round 1. The other East series will have the Flyers taking on the Canadiens. Referees group has agreement with NFL on virus protectionsUNDATED (AP) — The NFL Referees Association board of directors has reached an agreement with the league for health protections along with a program allowing game and replay officials to opt out of the season. Officials will be given until Thursday to opt out for a $30,000 payment with jobs guaranteed for 2021. The deal also gives officials protections if they test positive during the season or show symptoms after arriving for a game. In other NFL news:— New Los Angeles Rams defensive tackle A’Shawn Robinson is sidelined indefinitely with a non-football injury. Coach Sean McVay won’t reveal the nature of Robinson’s condition, which isn’t coronavirus-related. Robinson is participating in the Rams’ team meetings, and he doesn’t need surgery or another medical procedure. NBA-SCHEDULERaptors take No. 2 seedLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Toronto Raptors were able to wrap up the No. 2 seed in the NBA’s Eastern Conference playoffs while preventing the Memphis Grizzlies from wrapping up a spot in the Western Conference play-in series.Pascal Siakam (see-A’-kam) scored 26 points to help the Raptors beat the Grizzlies, 108-99. Norman Powell chipped in 16 points and Kyle Lowry added 15 as Toronto wrapped up its fifth consecutive season with at least 50 wins. Dillon Brooks scored 25 points, Grayson Allen matched a season high with 20 and Ja (jah) Morant had 17 points and 10 assists for the Grizzlies. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green’s suggestion for Devin Booker’s future did not amuse the NBA. The league fined Green $50,000 on Sunday for violating the league’s anti-tampering rule with comments about Booker, who is the Phoenix Suns’ star guard.Green said Saturday during an appearance as an analyst for TNT: “Get my man out of Phoenix. It’s not good for him. It’s not good for his career.” MLB-SCHEDULEUNDATED (AP) — The Athletics and Astros ignored social distancing recommendations on Sunday by resorting to some antisocial behavior.Benches cleared and even the stands emptied during Oakland’s 7-2 victory over the Astros. It was the first dust-up between the two teams since A’s pitcher Mike Fiers (FY’-urz) revealed the Astros stole signs during their World Series run while he was with Houston. — DeMar DeRozan scored 27 points and backup Rudy Gay added 19 as the Spurs outlasted the Pelicans, 122-113. Dejounte (deh-ZHAHN’-tay) Murray scored 18 for San Antonio, which moved into 10th place in the West as the Spurs try to gain a spot in the play-in game. JJ Redick scored 31 points with a season-high eight 3-pointers for New Orleans, which is on the verge of elimination.— Damian Lillard poured in 51 points as the Trail Blazers outlasted the 76ers, 124-121 to pull within a half-game of Memphis for eighth place in the West. Philadelphia played the last three quarters without All-Star center Joel Embiid (joh-EHL’ ehm-BEED’), who left with what the team called a left ankle injury. — Caris LeVert had 27 points and 13 assists as the Nets earned a 129-120 win over the Clippers and the seventh seed in the East. The Nets shot 85.7% (18 of 21) from the field in the first quarter, racing to a 21-point lead. Joe Harris delivered 23 of his 25 points by halftime.NBA-GREEN FINEDNBA fines Draymond Green $50,000 for Devin Booker comments That means Murray can relinquish the wild-card invitation he received from the U.S. Tennis Association, which now will be given to American Mitchell Krueger.Popyrin is a 21-year-old Australian who is ranked 103rd. He joins Australians Ash Barty and Nick Kyrgios (KEER’-ee-ohs) as players who are skipping the tournament.LPGA-MARATHON CLASSICKang rallies to winSYLVANIA, Ohio (AP) — Danielle Kang pulled off a stunning comeback in winning the LPGA’s Marathon Classic in Ohio. — The Braves rolled to an 8-0 rout of the Phils in the nightcap as Acuna homered twice. Freddie Freeman went deep as Atlanta spoiled Spencer Howard’s big league debut.— Rookie Andrés Giménez had three hits and scored three runs as the Mets doubled up the Marlins, 4-2 in the rubber match of the three-game set. New York received shutout ball from its bullpen after winning pitcher Jacob deGrom survived seven hits over five innings.— The Brewers were 9-3 winners over the Reds as Christian Yelich (YEH’-lihch) homered, tripled and drew a bases-loaded walk Milwaukee avoided falling to 0-5 at home for the first time since 1970, the franchise’s inaugural season in Wisconsin. — Angels right fielder Jo Adell was charged with a rare four-base error when a fly ball from Nick Solak popped out of the rookie’s glove and sailed over the fence in the Rangers’ 7-3 win. Solak who had two hits and scored three runs to help Texas complete a three-game sweep.— Mitch Moreland’s second home run of the afternoon was a two-run, walk-off blast over the Green Monster to give the Red Sox a 5-3 win against Blue Jays. Rafael Devers also homered and Boston relievers combined for three hitless innings of shutout relief. August 9, 2020last_img read more

Lakers to visit China for NBA pre-season games against Nets

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first_imgLATEST STORIES Tom Brady most dominant player in AFC championship history Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title “These games are the pillars of our efforts to bring authentic NBA action to our Chinese fans,” NBA China chief executive officer Derek Chang said.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Rio robber’s bloody mistake mugging a female MMA fighter Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college MOST READ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Japeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for Ginebra In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Philippine Army to acquire MANPADS, self-propelled howitzers View comments Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LeBron James #23 of the Los Angeles Lakers enters the game against the Brooklyn Nets during their game at the Barclays Center on December 18, 2018 in New York City. Al Bello/Getty Images/AFPThe LeBron James-led Los Angeles Lakers are set to play NBA pre-season games in China next October, facing the Brooklyn Nets in Shanghai and Shenzhen, the league announced Monday.The 13th edition of NBA China Games will mark the 27th and 28th league contests in the nation since 2004, with the Lakers and Nets meeting October 10 at Shanghai and October 12 at Shenzhen.ADVERTISEMENT Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title James, who left the Cleveland Cavaliers last July to join the Lakers, is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists a game this season. The Lakers, 21-19, are eighth in the Western Conference this season.The Nets, seventh in the NBA Eastern Conference on 20-21 at mid-season, will make their third trip to China after games in Beijing and Guangzhou in 2010 while based in New Jersey and in Beijing and Shanghai in 2014.“It’s an honor to help celebrate basketball’s growth abroad and represent Brooklyn and the League on an international stage,” Nets guard Caris LeVert said. “The Nets have a connection to fans all over the world and I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to visit China and play for our passionate Chinese fans for the very first time.”The Nets are owned by Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov and Taiwanese-Canadian billionaire Joe Tsai, executive vice chairman of China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba.The league will conduct a day of fan activities as well as community outreach events in Shanghai and Shenzhen.ADVERTISEMENT It will mark the second appearance in China for the Lakers, who played pre-season games at Beijing and Shanghai in 2013.“The entire Los Angeles Lakers organization is excited to return to China to play in front of the passionate Chinese fans,” Lakers forward Kyle Kuzma said.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“During my visit to China, I was absolutely amazed by the fans’ love and excitement for the game of basketball… I know the atmosphere at the games will be great.”The Lakers feature four-time NBA Most Valuable Player James, who has played in the past eight NBA Finals.last_img read more

How an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle

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first_imgDeveloping Innovative Leaders: The Department of Business Studies at Letterkenny Institute of Technology is now accepting applications for the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership starting in February 2018.This course allows private sector business leaders in the North West and across Ireland to develop their leadership skills within their own workplace, by providing a strong academic grounding alongside the development of practical, on the job leadership skills.Current student Charlie ‘the Yank’ Boyle, CEO & Managing Director of Customer Service Excellence Ireland, says that the course helped him to expand his business outside of the North West and into the UK.“I created a Customer Service Excellence programme in 2012 and this was based at the Colab which is part of LYIT,” Charlie told Donegal Daily.“This was supported by the Enterprise Ireland New Frontiers initiative for start-ups. The past 12 months has been really good and we have contracts with 30 UK based shopping centres, Lidl Ireland, Cliffs of Moher, Heineken, Aurivo and others. We also have been invited to provide training to the Educational Training Boards and in total have six staff here and in the UK.“It is no coincidence that the jump in business came when studying this Masters. It also challenged the business in ways that would not otherwise have happened.“I liked the way the Masters related and linked to your work and I had been to a few sessions of the previous years modules and the feedback was very good.”The Mullaghduff man explains that not holding a primary degree did not hold him back from pursuing this course, and adds that after hearing of other people’s experiences at LYIT he felt that enrolling was the right choice for both himself and his business.“I didn’t have a primary degree in applying to do the Masters so I had to create a work portfolio based on work experience and go through an interview as part of the Recognition of Prior Learning process.“I know a few people who had completed the MBS like Mark Sharkey, Eunan McIntyre and Annette Houston and they were all raving fans of it and the benefits they found. I had considered doing one at DCU but I just didn’t get the same positive feedback.“Patricia Doherty and Oran Doherty were really helpful and encouraging in helping me get through the initial challenge of not having the primary degree. There is an RPL process and I had to put a bit of work into that and overall the support was there always.”The focus on applied knowledge acquisition is one of the biggest draws for Charlie, with a well-rounded blend of both theory and practice being offered on the course. For this reason, Charlie says he would recommend this course to anyone interested in furthering their education and boosting their business.“The method of Action Learning was really interesting and very helpful. I had just started a new business and although many might say the timing of doing a Masters was crazy, it was the very opposite. Linking the learning to the work and back again to the various modules has made a big difference. The method used in this LYIT Masters is seen as edgy and innovative and it is little wonder that it attracts applicants from all over Ireland, and one from Scotland in our class.“The biggest skill I learned from my studies is the ability to see different perspectives. My thinking was much too narrow and that was not good as I was closing myself off to possibilities. I suppose it also gave me the ability to research better and to look for the academic evidence backing a business decision or direction. Nothing is ever black and white.“I think it is an outstanding course and the reason is the use of Action Learning. The Course Directors are also very committed and hugely supportive. The range of those taking part varied from Retail to Pharma and from Creatives to Detailed types.”There is, of course, a bit of fun on offer as well, with morale being very high on the course.“The bond we created within our group was one that drove us on and that varied from weekly catch-ups to slagging the hell out of each other or ‘banter learning’ as we called it.”The time and energy that goes in to obtaining the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership is worth it, Charlie says, and is unique in its blend of both the creative and the practical.“The course covers areas that are relevant to the participants and allows you to study through your business role with direct impact from the learning.“Although there is a serious commitment required, the interest and motivation is maintained by the support of others who are also on their own journey of learning through their workplace issues and their commitment to improve.“This is a really good course because there was a lot of work put into it by LYIT and the visiting lecturers such as Peter Kawaleck from Manchester Business School were outstanding.”When asked what he would say to someone considering enrolling for the course, he said: “Do it. The best time to have done it was ten or twenty years ago… but the next best time is now.If you wish to apply to the Master of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadership, visit https://www.lyit.ie/full-timecourses/businessstudies/lyblinom/ for further information.Contact Patricia Doherty Head of Department of Business Studies, Letterkenny Institute of Technology by:E- Mail: [email protected]: (074) 9186202Facebook: www.facebook.com/lyit.businessHow an LYIT Masters jumpstarted business for Charlie ‘The Yank’ Boyle was last modified: January 16th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:BusinessCharlie BoyleCUSTOMER SERVICE EXCELLENCE IRELANDDepartment of Business StudieseducationLetterkenny Institute of TechnologyLYITMaster of Business (Executive) in Innovation & Leadershiplast_img read more