Jordan Spieth beats the clock to stay in contention in Abu Dhabi

first_img In an extraordinary finish to the day’s play, Spieth completed the final hole of his third round alongside five other players in near-darkness in order to avoid an early return to Abu Dhabi Golf Club on Sunday. Spieth knew he could play the ninth if just one member of his group teed off before the siren sounded to suspend play, and the 22-year-old did so with seconds to spare as the group in front stood aside. Two days after receiving a warning for slow play, world number one Jordan Spieth won a race against time to reignite his bid for victory in the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. The Masters and US Open champion then made par alongside playing partners Soren Kjeldsen and Pablo Larrazabal, as well as Eddie Pepperell, Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Tyrrell Hatton in an unofficial “six-ball”. “I’ve never done that before,” admitted Spieth, whose flawless 68 left him seven under par, three behind joint leaders Rory McIlroy, Ian Poulter, Branden Grace, Rickie Fowler and Joost Luiten. “We got up there and didn’t really know if there were any rules around us, who tees off first. We let them tee off first and I was first to tee off (in his group) and as I struck my shot, the horn blew. We were all very, very relieved to have that happen. It saved us about five-plus hours in arriving to the course tomorrow. “We were all asking the guys in front of us, if you guys want to, just go finish and we’ll play behind you, that’s the way it’s supposed to be. They didn’t really mind, plus Eddie’s ball was picked up and so they had to wait a while in the fairway. They didn’t care at all. They’re good guys.” Asked if he appreciated the irony after being given a monitoring penalty for slow play on the eighth hole on Thursday, Spieth added: ” How about that? “I even asked one of the officials on number seven green, I said, ‘Would you guys mind at least giving us a five-minute warning when the horn is going to blow,’ because it’s blowing earlier than it is in the States. “I’m just fortunate that ball got in the air. Very easily could have waited another 10 and we’re standing on the ninth tee.” Spieth might have made it comfortably if not for England’s Andy Sullivan – who was in the final group on the other side of the draw – getting into trouble on the ninth. Sullivan had been two shots clear before losing a ball in a bush and the resulting triple-bogey seven dropped the 28-year-old to nine under par. Playing partner McIlroy had recorded three birdies and a bogey on the front nine after earlier boosting his chances of a first win in Abu Dhabi after four second places in the last five years with a spectacular finish to his second round. McIlroy had been one over par for the 13 holes he completed on Friday and looked set for more frustration after missing early birdie chances, but then almost holed his approach to the last two holes to leave tap-ins for a birdie and an eagle. “I needed that,” McIlroy said. “I could not hole a putt from outside two feet so I thought I would hit a couple inside two feet! “I said to JP (Fitzgerald, his caddie) on the 17th tee ‘Let’s finish three, three so I don’t know if I should say I need 18 threes on the first tee. I knew 18 was a good chance and 17 was downwind so I’d be going in with a wedge, but I didn’t quite expect to do what I did on 18. That was nice. “It glossed over a pretty average round to be fair. But when you are not at your best, to be able to come away with a 70 and keep in touch with the leaders, I’m happy with that.” McIlroy, whose 268-yard five-wood approach to the 18th appeared to graze the edge of the hole, added: “I’ve never had an albatross and my dad’s had one or two so that would have been nice.” Round three was scheduled to resume at 0740 local time on Sunday, weather permitting, with McIlroy and Sullivan having nine holes to play. Luiten had eight holes left, Fowler seven and Poulter five, with Grace returning to play the 17th and 18th. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Brothers in Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax suing his attorneys

first_imgThe announcement comes as Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx faces backlash over her office’s decision to drop charges accusing Smollett of staging a racist and homophobic attack in Chicago in January.In early April, the city of Chicago called on Foxx to resign.Additionally, officials sent a formal request to Smollett’s attorneys demanding the actor to pay more than $130,000 to cover the cost of police overtime from detectives who investigated the case.Smollett was required to pay by April 4. but reportedly has not paid at this time.It is unclear whether the city will pursue a civil suit against the actor. The brothers involved in the alleged hoax attack on Empire actor Jussie Smollett are suing the actor’s attorneys for defamation.Lawyers for Ola and Abel Osundairo say the attorneys falsely accused them of a hate crime.BREAKING:Brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo filed a federal defamation lawsuit against Jussie Smollett’s legal team. Mark Geragos, his law firm, and Tina Glandian listed as defendants . @cbschicago pic.twitter.com/s3d8ispRa1— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) April 23, 2019last_img read more

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2 dead, 2 injured in North Carolina municipal building shooting

first_img2 people are dead and 2 others have been injured after a shooting at a municipal building in North Carolina.The incident began around 6:40 a.m. Friday at the Joycelyn  V. Johnson Municipal building in Winston- Salem.When authorities arrived at the scene, they reported that they could still hear gun fire coming from inside of the building.Police immediately engaged the gunman identified as 61-year-old Steven DeWayne Haizlip, and fatally injured him in the shootout outside of the building.48-year-old Terry Lee Cobb Jr. who was fatally injured by Haizlip was pronounced dead at the scene. An officer and another employee were also injured by Haizlip and remain in the hospital at this time.Witnesses describe the scene as a workplace dispute between two men who had a longstanding dislike of each other.  They also reported that the suspect and the deceased victim got into an argument on Thursday, just one day before the shooting.Authorities are continuing to investigate the incident, including the discovery that Haizlip was armed with two handguns.This is a developing story.last_img read more

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Florida Shopping Cart Bandit Takes Wedding Ring, Wallet

first_imgPolice in Winter Haven, Florida are looking for a thief they say stole more than another woman’s wallet.The victim apparently turned away from her cart for a moment at a Publix store late last week.That is when the other woman grabbed the victim’s wallet from the shopping cart.Photo courtesy: Winter Haven Police Department/FacebookAccording to police, the suspect then used the victim’s stolen credit card at various locations around town, including 7-Eleven and Dollar General.The woman’s wallet also contained her husband’s wedding ring. He has been hospitalized for more than a month, and she placed the ring in her wallet for safekeeping.Anyone with information is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at (800) 226-TIPS.last_img read more

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WPTV: Exclusive Video of Opera Singer’s Arrest after High Speed Chase with FHP

first_imgAn opera singer led high speed police chase outside President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago resort hours before the President’s arrival at PBIA.Police say 30-year-old Hannah Roemhild, drove a black SUV thru two of Mar-a-Lago’s security checkpoints.Secret service and sheriff’s deputies opened fire, hitting the vehicle. But the driver sped off. Police say Roemhild then managed to pick up a passenger, before a Florida State Trooper located her bullet-riddled SUV. This is the latest of of several trespassing incidents since President Trump took office.Over the weekend, Roemhild accused of plowing through two security checkpoints at President Trump’s Florida resort refused to appear before a judge.She was expected to appear before Palm Beach County Circuit Judge Ted Booras on Saturday morning but refused, the Palm Beach Post reported.The judge rescheduled her bail hearing for Monday morning. Roemhild is charged with assaulting an officer, fleeing police, and resisting arrest, according to records.A Florida Highway Patrol trooper encountered Roemhild at The Breakers resort Friday morning when the officer responded to a call about a woman “doing some kind of dance” on top of a car.Roemhild refused to speak with the responding trooper, who pounded on the window of her rented SUV to get her attention before smashing it to try and stop her from fleeing, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw said. Roemhild had no criminal history in Connecticut, where her driver’s license is from. She was in Palm Beach for a Jan. 28 performance, according to her Instagram page.Trump was not in Palm Beach at the time of the incident but arrived later in the day. Roemhild is an opera singer…listen to her here.last_img read more

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Man Arrested After Shooting at PBSO Deputies in Belle Glade

first_imgTwo men are in jail after shooting toward deputies in Belle Glade, according to the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Deputies arrested 21-year-old Keren Briscoe around 1:30 a.m. Saturday morning.According to the arrest documents, a vehicle was traveling westbound on Martin Luther King Blvd. when a person who was identified as Briscoe started shooting out of the car toward them.A deputy and civilian were also in the line of fire, PBSO says. There were no injuries, although the incident did result in some property property damage.Courtesy: Palm Beach Sheriff’s Office Briscoe has been charged with three counts of attempted murder on a law enforcement officer.Records show he is on felony probation after he was found guilty in September 2017 on charges of being a delinquent in possession of a firearm. He was sentenced to 36 months of probation and was scheduled to complete his sentence on New Year’s Day 2021.However, Briscoe violated his probation last February, when he was arrested for resisting an officer without violence. He was sentenced at that time to seven days in jail.A judge order Briscoe to be held without bond during a court appearance Saturday morning.last_img read more

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Airlines Planning to Restore Flights from South Florida

first_imgAirlines serving South Florida’s major airports are beginning to restore flights, after cutting back their schedules by up to 90 percent at the beginning of the coronavirus pandemic.Discount carrier Spirit Airlines, which is based in Miramar, operated just five flights a day out of Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport during May.The airline plans to be back up to 550 daily flights nationwide by the end of July, according to John Kirby, vice president of network planning.He tells the South Florida Sun Sentinel that a poll the company recently conducted reveals passenger concern is “kind of mixed” to returning to the skies in the age of social distancing.“We are starting to see some green shoots,” Kirby says. “The TSA (Transportation Security Administration) is starting to get a little more. I think people are starting to think about traveling again. Whether that translates into ridership, it’s hard to say. We are starting to see momentum.”Airline passengers are allowed to wear cloth face coverings during the #TSA screening process. Be prepared to adjust your mask so that a TSA officer can visually confirm your identity during the checkpoint screening process. pic.twitter.com/gmAvptEE1L— TSA (@TSA) June 1, 2020 On Wednesday, Spirit announced it is resuming flights to 13 major U.S. cities this month in the Northeast, South and Midwest from Fort Lauderdale. By next month, it hopes to increase the number of destinations to 47 domestic and international cities, as foreign governments and territories lift travel bans and restrictions.Industry sources add that JetBlue and Southwest Airlines are also planning to resume flights from South Florida airports to various destinations, including the Caribbean, in coming weeks and months.Kirby says the public is “sick of being quarantined.”Meanwhile, American Airlines is expected to begin doubling its daily flight schedule this month, including a total of 12 daily flights to and from 10 international destinations from Miami International Airport. Those destinations include Antigua, Ecuador, Guayana, Jamaica, Mexico and the United Kingdom.The airline industry received $25 billion in federal payroll assistance in April, as the virus caused the cancellation of flights and shuttering of airports.last_img read more

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Florida man arrested after showing young girl porn

first_imgA 63-year-old from Tequesta, Florida has been arrested after he allegedly showed pornographic images to a minor.John Costa was taken into custody earlier this week after a months long investigation into the allegations.According to the minor, she went with Costa to a gas station in February to purchase lottery tickets. The victim says that at some point, Costa then asked her to sit in the front seat, which was uncommon. Costa then pulled out a pornographic magazine and showed her the photos and asked if she liked boys and if she liked what she saw.  The victim told police that Costa told her that “there’s nothing to feel uncomfortable about,” though she did feel uncomfortable. The victim says she asked Costa to take her home but instead he just kept driving around the neighborhood showing her the magazine.Costa then reportedly told the victim that she could not tell anyone and then gave her scratch-off lottery tickets to keep.Later, Costa then reportedly sent text messages to the victim’s iPad, where asked her not to tell her parents and sent her a photos of herself from when she was younger.Costa initially told detectives that he did not show the magazines to the minor before confessing that he only showed the images to her because she told him that she did not like boys.According to the report, authorities began investigating Costa in March after the young girl told someone in school about the incident and a teacher overhead it.The teacher then contacted the Department of Children and Families.Costa is now facing several charges including distributing obscene material to a minor.last_img read more

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President Trump suggests Delaying the Election until people can Safely Vote

first_imgBut the President has no authority to reschedule the general election per Federal law set in 8145 which stipulates that it always be held on the first Tuesday of the month of November. To move the election, Congress would have to pass new legislation to change the voting schedule, something experts say is extremely unlikely but not impossible given the constraints of the coronavirus pandemic. For the first time ever, a sitting president, Donald Trump, has suggested delaying the presidential election set for November 3rd.President Trump on Twitter this morning raising the idea of delaying November’s election, writing that mail in voting would lead to what he believes will be quote “the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history.” The president asking quote: “Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???” With Universal Mail-In Voting (not Absentee Voting, which is good), 2020 will be the most INACCURATE & FRAUDULENT Election in history. It will be a great embarrassment to the USA. Delay the Election until people can properly, securely and safely vote???— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 30, 2020last_img read more

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Ellsworth Eagle Boys Win First Outdoor Track Meet

first_img House fire in Winter Harbor – October 27, 2014 Bio Latest posts by admin (see all) State budget vs. job creation – January 22, 2015 admincenter_img Hancock County Court News Nov. 3 thorugh Dec. 11 – January 22, 2015 ORONO — The Ellsworth Eagle boys posted wins in five events as they outpointed 12 other teams for top honors in a season-opening outdoor track meet at Orono on Saturday.For Ellsworth, Ben Chapman won the 1,600-meter run in 4:54.24, Brian Batson won the 800-meter run in 2:10.69, Jeremiah Roper was first in the 3,200-meter run in 11:13.87, Sage Dyer won the triple jump with a distance of 37 feet, 8.5 inches and the foursome of Chapman, Batson, Kris Kohut and Brandon Duarte won the four-by-400-meter relay in 3:48.55.The Sumner Tiger foursome of Matthew Holmes, Nathan Vandegrift, Justin James and Anthony Cultrera won the four-by-100-meter relay in 48.21 seconds.Team scores were Ellsworth 115, Old Town 75, Orono 74, Foxcroft Academy 68, Stearns 55, Sumner 49, Presque Isle 31, Bangor Christian 22, Limestone 22, Schenck 22, Fort Fairfield 8, Greenville 8 and Searsport no score.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn the girls’ meet, Ellsworth got wins in three events while finishing fourth in the team scoring.For the Eagles, Brianne Dunn won the 1,600-meter run in 5:49.65, Kara Beal won the 300-meter hurdles in 54.72 seconds and the foursome of Darien Lewis, Kalyn Jackson, Rosie Vachon and Dunn took first in the four-by-800-meter relay in 10:58.89.Team scores were Old Town 152, Orono 96, Presque Isle 93, Ellsworth 79, Fort Fairfield 46, Searsport 37, Greenville 16, Bangor Christian 12, Foxcroft Academy 10, Limestone 8, Stearns 4, Sumner 1 and Schenck no score. Latest Postslast_img read more

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