British Open 2019: Results, highlights from Shane Lowry’s victory at Royal Portrush

first_img11:30 a.m.: Lowry misses a putt on the 11th to bogey the hole and his lead drops to five strokes over Fleetwood. 11:26 a.m.: Been a disaster of a day for J.B. Holmes. He started the day at 10-under par. Now? Just 2 under. He is 8 over for the day so far, capped off by a triple bogey on the 11th hole.11:22 a.m.: With the weather undoubtedly playing a factor, Fowler sinks a long putt to stay nine back of Lowry..@RickieFowler rolls in a long par putt save at 11 #TheOpenLive coverage 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 2019 For the first time in his career, Shane Lowry is a major champion.Lowry becomes the second Irish golfer, following Pádraig Harrington, to win the British Open. He shot a 15-under par for the tournament and his win was set up by a record-setting third round 63 on Saturday.  Lowry entered the final round with a four-stroke lead and never relented, cruising to a six-stroke win over Tommy Fleetwood while overcoming a strong wind and the looming threat of inclement weather, which caused Sunday’s tee times to be moved up.He had his worst round of the tournament on Sunday, bogeying five holes and shooting 1-over par, but it didn’t matter. The struggles from everyone else at the top gave Lowry what was essentially a stress free victory.MORE: Watch the British Open on-demand with fuboTV (7-day free trial)Lowry, who had 66/1 odds to win before the British Open got underway, joins Gary Woodland as first-time major champions in 2019.Brooks Koepka, who finished in a tie for fourth place, became just the fourth golfer in PGA Tour history to finish in the top four in every major in a calendar year.The conditions made it a tough day overall for most golfers on Royal Portrush, as only two of the top-10 finishers shot under par on Sunday. 2018 winner Francesco Molinari had the best round of the day, shooting a 5 under to finish in a tie for 11th.Sporting News tracked the leaders with updates and highlights from the final round. Catch up with all of the action below.British Open Round 4 results, highlights(All times Eastern)1:09 p.m.: The tap-in putt is good and Shane Lowry has won the British Open! The moment that sealed it for Shane Lowry, a dream turned into reality for the Irishman 🇮🇪 #TheOpen— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 20191:08 p.m.: Fleetwood pars the 18th hole and clinches his second runner-up finish of his carer.12:56 p.m.: No sweat for Lowry on 17, as he gets another par. It’s only a matter of time until he is the British Open champion. 12:44 p.m.: Pars for Fleetwood and Lowry on 16. The latter’s lead remains at six strokes. 12:32 p.m.: Lowry lets out some emotion with a birdie on hole 15. In case there was any doubt to begin with, that may have been the dagger. That was birdie No. 6 of the round for Lowry and his third on the back nine. The emotion 💪 #TheOpen— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201912:31 p.m.: With two holes to play, Brooks Koepka currently sits in a tie for third place. He would be the first golfer in PGA Tour history to finish in the top three of all four majors in one calendar year.12:19 p.m.: Lowry’s struggles continue, but they aren’t really hurting him. After a tough showing on No. 14, he has bogeyed four of the last seven holes, but Fleetwood stumbles as well, carding a double bogey. Lowry is now up five strokes and will win barring an epic collapse.12:06 p.m.: With the wind playing a factor as inclement weather looms, both golfers in the top group miss the fairway off the tee on 14. Lowry is in the rough while Fleetwood is in a fairway bunker. 12:02 p.m.: Fleetwood and Lowry both save par and the lead remains at four strokes with five holes to play. The crowd in Northern Ireland has been behind the Irishman Lowry all day. A bunker play masterclass with @ShaneLowryGolf at 13 #TheOpenLive scoring 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201911:55 a.m.: Mixed bag off the par 3 13th tee. Fleetwood hits it over the green while Lowry is in the bunker.11:54 a.m.: Looks like too little too late for Koepka, but shots like this can move him closer to seizing third place..@BKoepka was locked in off the 13th tee #TheOpenLive scoring 👉— The Open (@TheOpen) July 21, 201911:49 a.m.: Lowry breaks his streak of three bogeys in four holes with a par on hole 12. Fleetwood birdies and he is four back with six strokes to go. 11:38 a.m.: Some trouble off the tee on No. 12. Lowry’s tee shot lands in the thick rough.last_img read more

Twenty-One Southland Athletes Punch Tickets to NCAA Outdoor Championships

first_imgA full schedule of events can be found here. Southeastern LouisianaMen:Devin King (Pole Vault) – 2nd out 39, 17-06.50Adrian Williams (Javelin Throw) – 12th out of 46, 206-04 Northwestern StateMen:Micah Larkins (100m) – 10th out of 24 – 10.134x100m Relay (Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins, Amir James, Tre’Darius Carr) – 10th out of 21 – 39.34Cedric Paul (Shot Put) – 12th out of 47 – 61-03.50 Featured events will broadcast live across the ESPN family of networks, including ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3. A detailed list of event broadcasts can be found here. McNeese earned a pair of qualifiers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi garnered one out of their preliminaries. Cowgirl javelin thrower Morgan Woods finished eighth in her prelim while heptathlete Grace McKenzie earned a spot with her point total of 5,619. Islander pole vaulter Hannah McWilliams finished sixth. Sam Houston State will send seven total athletes qualifying out of the West Preliminary. Chris Jefferson qualified in the 100m as well as the 4x100m relay along with Fabian McCall, AJ Tisdel and Lawrence Coleman. Clayton Fritsch earned a spot in Eugene in the pole vault while Joshua Hernandez qualified in the hammer throw and Zachary Johnson nabbed the 12th and final spot in the triple jump. McNeeseWomen:Morgan Woods (Javelin Throw) – 8th out of 47 – 161-07Grace McKenzie (Heptathlon) – 5,619 Sam Houston StateMen:Chris Jefferson (100m) – 6th out of 24 – 10.394x100m Relay (Fabian McCall, Chris Jefferson, AJ Tisdel, Lawrence Coleman) – 10th out of 20 – 39.83Clayton Fritsch (Pole Vault) – 5th out of 38 – 17-02.75Zachary Johnson (Triple Jump) – 12th out of 45 – 51-02.75Joshua Hernandez (Hammer Throw) – 9th out of 45 – 210-08 Women:4x100m Relay (Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson, Deja Moore) – 9th out of 21 – 44.74Daeshon Gordon (100m Hurdles) – 8th out of 23 – 13.31 Northwestern State leads the way with nine total athletes qualifying in the East Preliminary. Micah Larkins finished 10th out of 24 in the 100m to qualify for Eugene along with the 4x100m relay with fellow Demons Kie’Ave Harry, Micah Larkins and Tre’Darius Carr. Cedric Paul earned the final qualifying spot in the shot put. On the Lady Demons’ side, the 4x100m relay squad of Daeshon Gordon, De’Shalyn Jones, Natashia Jackson and Deja Moore finished 10th out of 21 to earn a spot in Oregon. Daeshon Gordon finished 8th out of 23 in the 100m hurdles to earn an individual spot at the NCAA championships. Championships Homepage | Final Qualifying Lists | East Prelim Results | West Prelim ResultsEUGENE, Ore. – A total of 21 student-athletes from five Southland Conference universities will represent the league at the 2018 NCAA Division I Outdoor Track & Field Championships. Competition will be held from June 6-9 at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene, Ore. Southeastern Louisiana sends one of the nation’s best pole vaulter in Devin King, who finished tied for first in his preliminary with a cleared height of 17-06.50. His top mark of the season (19-0.25) ranks second in Division I. Adrian Williams also qualified in the men’s javelin for the Lions. Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiWomen:Hannah McWilliams (Pole Vault) – 6th out of 40, 13-08.50last_img read more

Dbacks president Derrick Hall Franchise still f

first_img D-backs president Derrick Hall: Franchise ‘still focused on Arizona’ Although, Jaworski believes Skelton has a future as a“solid NFL quarterback,” he also thinks the performancefrom Sunday was a step in the wrong direction. “There’s no question John Skelton took a step back thisweek, he looked a little bit confused,” Jaworski said.“Bad decisions, bad read, bad throws; those things come tothe forefront against good football teams.” Jaworski also commented on the future of the Cardinalsfrom the quarterback standpoint. “I think it’s always a positive when you got a Kevin Kolb,when you have a John Skelton and to have two quarterbacksthat for the most part you can count on,” Jaworski said. 0 Comments   Share   Nevada officials reach out to D-backs on potential relocation Top Stories center_img It wasn’t hard to see why head coach Ken Whisenhuntbenched QB John Skelton on Sunday. The second year player threw for 99 yards, no touchdownsand three interceptions, which earned him the third worstQB rating in Cardinals history. Though Skelton didn’t exactly have a dream day, ESPNanalyst Ron Jaworski sees a bright a future for thequarterback. “I’ve seen enough from John Skelton now that I believehe’s got a big upside,” Jaworski said on Arizona Sports620’s Burns and Gambo. “Normally the young quarterbackslike this, it’s the mistakes that kill them, I’ve seenenough good throws from John, I’ve seen enough audibles atthe line of scrimmage, I’ve seen enough of those littlethings that growing quarterbacks have to learn. I do see aquarterback that has a future in this league.” Cardinals expect improving Murphy to contribute right away What an MLB source said about the D-backs’ trade haul for Greinkelast_img read more

Corporate FCPA Enforcement In 2014 Compared To Prior Years

first_img2011 15 2013 21 2011 7 2012 11 2011 In short, the number of core corporate FCPA enforcement actions in 2014 was tied for the second lowest in seven years.In closing, have it your way.However, the way I believe is the more accurate and reliable way to keep and analyze FCPA enforcement statistics is by focusing on unique instances of FCPA scrutiny (not settlement amounts) and tracking enforcement actions using the “core” approach. Core Actions None that significantly skewed the   statistics 2013 $149 million 20147 Settlement Amounts $6.23 billion 2010 16 8 9 $355 million Year The $579 million KBR / Halliburton   Bonny Island, Nigeria enforcement action comprised approximately 90% of the   $645 million amount. 13 2008 Settlement Amounts 9 2013 $420 million Corporate SEC FCPA Enforcement Action Settlement Amounts The $219 million JGC Corp. Bonny   Island, Nigeria enforcement action comprised approximately 44% of the $503   million amount 2011 $530 million $720 million Year 2010 $885 million $118 million 2014$327 million 2013 However, if one analyzes corporate FCPA enforcement statistics based on settlement amounts, corporate FCPA enforcement was up in 2014 compared to recent historical averages.Corporate DOJ FCPA Enforcement Action Settlement Amounts 2012 $300 million Year 20147 2012 I am no different from the other Foreign Corrupt Practices Act aficionados.I maintain and publish yearly FCPA statistics even though I fully acknowledge that year-to-year enforcement statistics, and the arbitrary cutoffs associated with such statistics, may be of marginal value given that many non-substantive factors can influence the timing of an actual FCPA enforcement action.For instance, if the Alcoa enforcement action happened 10 days earlier (instead of January 9, 2014) or if the Alstom enforcement action happened 10 days later (instead of December 22, 2014), 2014 FCPA enforcement settlement amounts would be materially different.Nevertheless and accepting year-to-year FCPA statistics for what they are, the issue remains:  how does one best analyze and interpret these statistics over time?Here is how I see it through reference to another example.  In year 1, a city issues 100 speeding tickets and collects $20,000 in fines associated with those tickets.  In year 2, a city issues 90 speeding tickets, but because certain drivers were going really fast, the city collects $25,000 in fines associated with those tickets.  Was there less enforcement in year 2 compared to year 1?  Depends on what you are measuring – the number of infractions or amount of fines.The some logic applies to year-to-year FCPA statistical data and I believe that the best way to track yearly enforcement is through the number of “core” enforcement actions.By this measure, although 2014 witnessed two very large settlement amounts, FCPA enforcement in 2014 was below historical averages.Previous posts (here and here) provided various facts and figures from 2014 DOJ FCPA enforcement and SEC FCPA enforcement.   Viewing FCPA enforcement statistics this way is useful and informative given that the DOJ and SEC are separate law enforcement agencies and different issues may arise in DOJ and SEC FCPA enforcement actions.As indicated by the below charts and by using the “core” approach to FCPA enforcement statistics (an approach the DOJ endorses), both DOJ and SEC corporate enforcement in 2014 was down from recent historical averagesCorporate DOJ FCPA Enforcement Actions Viewing FCPA enforcement in the aggregate (DOJ and SEC combined) is of course also useful and informative and in 2014 the DOJ and SEC combined collected approximately $1.6 billion in 10 corporate FCPA enforcement actions.  The below chart provides a summary of corporate FCPA enforcement data (DOJ and SEC combined) for the years 2007-2014, as well as notable circumstances that significantly skewed enforcement data statistics for a particular year (an occurrence that happens in most years including 2014).Corporate FCPA Enforcement Actions (2007-2014) Of Note Core Actions 10 19 2007 Year The $398 million Total enforcement   action comprised approximately 55% of the $720 million amount 2010 2012 Settlement Amounts $503 million 2011 17 2014$1.25 billion 2010 $645 million Six enforcement actions involved Iraq   Oil for Food conduct and these enforcement actions comprised 40% of all   enforcement actions and approximately 50% of the $149 million amount. $142 million 201410 $1.6 billionTwo enforcement actions (Alstom – $772 million and Alcoa – $384 million) comprised approximately 72% of the $1.6 billion amount. $870 million   TOTALS104 2012 Core Actions 2013 Six enforcement actions, all resolved   on the same day, centered on various oil and gas companies use Panalpina in   Nigeria. Panalpina also resolved an enforcement action on the same day.Two   enforcement actions (Technip and Eni / Snamprogetti) involved Bonny Island   conduct. In other words, there were 14 unique corporate enforcement actions   in 2010. Of further note, the two Bonny Island enforcement actions,   Technip($338 million) and Eni/Snamprogetti ($365 million) comprised   approximately 50% of the $1.4 billion amount. $148 million $260 million 2009 2010 Corporate SEC FCPA Enforcement Actions The $800 million Siemens enforcement   action comprised approximately 90% of the $885 million amount. 8 $1.4 billion 12 Year 11last_img read more