Matsuyama trails by five strokes entering last round at CIMB Classic

first_imgKUALA LUMPUR – Hideki Matsuyama shot a 3-under 69 but dropped down into a share of fourth at the CIMB Classic on Saturday, five strokes back of third-round leader Anirban Lahiri of India.Matsuyama carded five birdies and two bogeys at the par-72 TPC Kuala Lumpur for a three-round total of 14-under. GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS Anirban Lahiri plays a shot during the third round of the CIMB Classic in Kuala Lumpur on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI KEYWORDScenter_img Hideki Matsuyama, CIMB Classic, Russell Knox, Justin Thomas, Anirban Lahiri IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 Lahiri scored a 65 and has a four-stroke lead over defending champion Justin Thomas of the United States and Scotland’s Russell Knox.Ryo Ishikawa carded five birdies and one bogey, to finish the third round in a tie for ninth at 11-under.Matsuyama had four birdies in his first five holes but after that could only manage one birdie and two bogeys.“It didn’t feel quite right. Birdies didn’t come my way after No. 5,” said Matsuyama. “There’s a massive gap between those times when I strike the ball well and when I don’t.“It (a five-stroke lead) is big but there’s a chance if I can erupt. I’ll aim for a (final total) 20-under.” last_img read more

Terry’s “25-Days of Christmas” starts Saturday

first_imgStaff members of Terry’s Pharmacy are bringing Christmas cheer to someone each day starting Saturday and running through Christmas Day.Someone in Campbell County will be receiving a surprise gift from one of Terry’s elves everyday beginning with a special delivery during Saturday’s Christmas Parade.  Like always, Terry’s Pharmacy is the premier Christmas Parade sponsor.Of the 25 days, even on Christmas Day, one person, at a home or a business, will receive a Christmas ornament or gift.  You can follow the owners of Terry’s Pharmacy, Rissa Pryse and Raewyn Snodderly, on Facebook to see just where they are each day on their Merry Christmas run.  (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 11/30/2018-6AM) Share this:FacebookTwitterlast_img read more

Coronavirus forces cancellation of Japan sumo tournament

first_imgLast Updated: 5th May, 2020 07:49 IST Coronavirus Forces Cancellation Of Japan Sumo Tournament Japan’s sumo association said it would cancel its upcoming tournament and aim to hold the following one behind closed doors, as the country extended shutdown SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV Japan’s sumo association said Monday it would cancel its upcoming tournament and aim to hold the following one behind closed doors, as the country extended a state of emergency over the coronavirus. The next sumo “basho” or tournament had been scheduled to begin on May 24, after organizers of the nation’s ancient sport delayed the event by two weeks over the pandemic. But chairman Hakkaku said in a statement that the association had decided to cancel the May tournament “in order to secure the health and safety of fans and people involved.”Sumo tournament cancelledThe announcement came shortly after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe extended a state of emergency over the virus until the end of May. It is the first cancellation of a basho since 2011 when a spring sumo tournament was scrapped over a bout-fixing scandal. That was the first cancellation in more than half a century. There are usually six tournaments across Japan each year, and the association said it “aims” to hold the July basho without spectators and would move the tournament from Nagoya in central Japan to Tokyo where sumo wrestlers are based.The outbreak in Japan has been smaller than in many countries, with around 15,000 cases and 510 deaths confirmed so far, but the government declared a state of emergency in seven regions about a month ago and later expanded it nationwide. A handful of low-ranking wrestlers and trainees, as well as a stable master, have tested positive for the virus. The spring basho, held in March in Osaka, took place without spectators, with wrestlers surrounded by just a handful of judges in the empty arena. But it was broadcast live on national TV, where viewers could hear sounds normally drowned out by the crowd, including wrestlers slapping their bellies and scraping their feet on the clay ring. Some rituals were amended, including the traditional ladle of water that a winning wrestler offers to the next in the ring. Image credits: AP FOLLOW US First Published: 5th May, 2020 07:49 ISTcenter_img Press Trust Of India WATCH US LIVE Written By COMMENTlast_img read more

Fantasy Football Updates: Golden Tate trade to the Eagles impacts his fantasy value, Nelson Agholor, Matthew Stafford

first_imgThe wide receiver position has seen some major moves this NFL trade deadline. After Demaryius Thomas was shipped to the Texans, the Eagles made a big trade to shake up their receiving corps. Golden Tate will be joining the defending Super Bowl Champions, as the Eagles gave up a third-round pick to acquire him. This could be an impactful move for fantasy football leagues, and it will certainly have an effect on the value of players on both teams and create some new start ’em, sit ’em decisions.Also, fantasy owners usually wonder about whether or not the recently-traded player will suit up in their next game. Well, because the Eagles are on bye, Tate’s owners won’t have to worry about that. He’ll be out this week no matter what, and while that creates a dreaded second bye for those Tate owners, they can rest easy knowing that Tate is going to an offense that should allow him to continue to succeed. How is Matthew Stafford impacted by the loss of Golden Tate?The loss of Tate isn’t great for the outlook of Stafford. The Lions QB had previously had one of the strongest three-WR sets in the league, with Tate, Kenny Golladay, and Marvin Jones creating a dynamic and versatile group.Without Tate, the unit is weaker and Stafford loses his short-yardage security blanket. The replacement for Tate is going to be T.J. Jones. While Jones has been a solid bench weapon at times, he has merely three catches this season and isn’t the same YAC generator that Tate is. Jones can do a little bit in the slot, but Stafford is going to be relying more heavily on Marvin Jones and Golladay, and that could limit his upside against stronger defenses that can erase or limit those two players.Stafford will still be a starting QB most weeks, but it just might be harder for him to produce against tougher defenses like the Bears and the Vikings. So, he may get a little downgrade some weeks, unless Golladay and Jones prove that they can make up for the loss of Tate’s production. Week 9 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST | KickerYou can also follow us on Twitter @SN_Fantasy for more fantasy football advice and updates.What is Golden Tate’s fantasy value with the Eagles?Tate’s value with the Eagles is largely the same as it was with the Lions. He’s a great, versatile slot weapon who is a yards-after-catch (YAC) machine. He can catch any pass and turn it into a big gain, and he should see a fair amount of targets in the Eagles offense.Tate will serve as the No. 2 receiver for the Eagles behind Alshon Jeffery. Zach Ertz may see a lot of targets, as well, which could make Tate the third-ranked receiving option, but the fact is that Carson Wentz throws the ball enough to support three relevant fantasy receivers. And given that Tate has always been a high-volume target guy and has averaged nearly 10 targets per game this season, he should be given the opportunity to produce with the Eagles.It’s also notable that the Eagles have averaged more pass attempts per game than the Lions this season, out-throwing them 38.5 to 37. That will create more opportunities for Tate to catch passes, and it could cause his average targets per game to actually rise — or at least be on par with his production in Detroit.It seems likely that Tate will take a chunk out of Nelson Agholor’s targets. The Eagles have been attempting to use Agholor in a similar way to Tate, targeting him frequently near the line of scrimmage, but Agholor hasn’t shown the same elusive ability. Agholor has seen about 7.6 targets per game, but he could soon find a majority of those going Tate’s way.WEEK 9 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endDoes Nelson Agholor still have fantasy value?Speaking of Agholor, his fantasy value is undoubtedly dropping in the wake of Tate’s acquisition. At best, Agholor is now the fourth-best target on the team. Tate will take over his role as an inside/outside slot threat and will see targets on the plays that had previously been designed for Agholor, so that could put a damper on his production.At the same time, Agholor could see less coverage on deep plays because of the acquisition of Tate. With so many weapons on the Eagles, opposing defenses will have a tough time accouting for everyone on the team’s offense and that could leave Agholor in some favorable matchups. So, he could use his speed to become a boom-or-bust playmaker, but still, his lack of targets could be an issue for fantasy owners.Agholor shouldn’t be cut just yet, but his value is definitely trending downward. If he doesn’t show up in Week 10, he can be dropped in most formats.last_img read more

Dundee United 1-0 Partick Thistle: Terrors strike late to claim win

first_imgA late strike from substitute Scott Fraser sealed Dundee United’s place in the Scottish Cup quarter-final at the expense of Partick at Tannadice.Mixu Paatelainen’s bottom-of-the-table side received a welcome break from the pressures of the Ladbrokes Premiership thanks to Fraser’s well-taken 85th minute goal just when it looked liked this fifth round tie was heading for a replay at Firhill on Tuesday night.This was a typically tough cup tie but United ultimately edged out Alan Archibald’s visitors to take their place in the last eight.These two teams were meant to meet the week earlier in league business, only for the Firhill pitch to be ruled unplayable. Still, Partick arrived on Tayside buoyed by Tuesday night’s 1-0 Premiership win over Motherwell thanks to Steven Lawless’ last-minute goal.They started well and in the ninth minutes Sean Welsh’s 22-yard shot was spilled by home goalkeeper Eiji Kawashima before the United defence hooked the ball to safety at the expense of a corner.United were finding it hard to get going although nine minutes later midfielder John Rankin forced his way into the box, but saw his shot deflected wide by Thistle’s Frederic Frans.The visitors looked the likelier side to make the breakthrough. Towards the half-hour mark, Callum Booth’s cross from the left was aimed for Lawless, but he could not get the ball at the far post after Kawashima had come off his line trying to smother.At the other end, the hosts finally put together a flowing moved when Guy Demel fed Billy McKay who, in turn, released Simon Murray who tried to angle his shot across the body of Tomas Cerny, but the visiting keeper held it well.The second half started with Demel linking with Blair Spittal before Paul Paton shot high over the bar from 25 yards.Thistle made a double substitution in the 64th minute in a bid to win the tie as Mathias Pogba and Gary Fraser replaced Welsh and Kris Doolan.United almost opened the scoring in 67 minutes. Rankin went on a surging run down the left before crossing low into the six-yard area where Murray was lurking – it looked like he would put the hosts in front but the striker just missed out.In the 76th minute United substitute Scott Fraser almost made an instant impact as he hit a goalbound shot, only for it to be deflected wide by Welsh.But the youngster was not to be denied with five minutes left as he latched onto Spittal’s pass and steadied himself before slotting a left-foot shot into Cerny’s far post for the winner.last_img read more