first_imgGauff, the youngest player in the U.S. Open draw and a wildcard in the tournament, trailed by a set and a break but fought back to earn the victory. The Delray Beach tennis phenom burst onto the scene with three wins at Wimbledon earlier this year and is continuing that success at the Open.Her admiring fans are hoping she makes it far enough into the tournament to meet her idol Serena Williams who lost last year in an epic meltdown against Naomi Osaka.The win moved Gauff up to world number 116 and she goes against Timea Babos in the next round. 15 year-old Coco Gauff is rolling at the US Open in New York with a first round win over Anastasia Potapova 3-6, 6-2, 6-4.Gauff said she owed the comeback to the crowd which was definitely behind the American more than the Russian.Coco Gauff, of the United States, right, greets Anastasia Potapova, of Russia, after winning their first-round match of the US Open tennis tournament Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2019, in New York. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)last_img read more

first_imgInvestigators have identified the body of a transgender woman found burned in a vehicle in Florida. A candlelit vigil was held for 23-year-old Bee Love Slater.Florida authorities recovered the body of Slater which was burned beyond recognition in Clewiston last week.Authorities were reportedly only able to identify the victim as Bee Love Slater through dental records.Hendry County Sheriff Steve Whidden says they “don’t have anything that would show that it’s a hate crime right now,” and they are currently investigating a possible motive.“We possibly have a motive, but I can’t say what that is at this time,” he said.Meanwhile, police are looking into Facebook posts prior to Slater’s death that targeted her.Whidden said “there were some Facebook posts made — that this person needs to die.”Slater was the 18th known transgender person to be killed this year, according to the Human Rights Campaign.The group said the majority of transgender women killed this year were also black.In a tweet mourning her death on Saturday, the group said: “These victims are not numbers — they were people with hopes and dreams, loved ones and communities who will miss them every day.”last_img read more

first_imgPresident Trump is under fire for another post to his Twitter account this time for seemingly mocking a 16-year-old girl with Asperger’s syndrome.Greta Thunberg went viral after her emotional speech at the Climate Action Summit in the United Nations.In her speech, a tearful and sometimes trembling Greta accused world leaders of stealing her dreams and her childhood with their inaction on climate change.“I shouldn’t be up here. I should be back at school on the other side of the ocean,” said the 16-year-old from Sweden. “Yet you all come to us young people for hope. How dare you! You have stolen my dreams and my childhood with your empty words.”The Swedish teen activist has become an “icon” overnight after launching her campaign 8-months ago by holding a school strike for the climate outside the Swedish parliament building last August.She has even caught the attention of President Trump who took to Twitter Monday evening praising Greta but in a seemingly sarcastic manner.She seems like a very happy young girl looking forward to a bright and wonderful future. So nice to see! https://t.co/1tQG6QcVKO— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2019But there seems to be no love lost between the pair, at the summit, the teen was caught in a now-viral GIF glaring at the US president. Trump’s climate change stance has drawn ire from many in the international community, especially after his 2017, announcement that the US would pull out of the Paris agreement.The Swedish activist seems to have brought that issue back into the spotlight.But the president  is not the only Republican under fire for his comments about the young girl.Fox News faced backlash after The Daily Wire’s Michael Knowles called the teen who has Asperger’s syndrome, a diagnosis she embraced as her “superpower,” mentally ill.“If it were about science, it would be led by scientists rather than by politicians and a mentally ill Swedish child who is being exploited by her parents and by the international left,” he said.The network later issued an apology to Thunberg, calling Knowles’ comment “disgraceful.”Despite the negativity she has faced, the young activist has also been praised by many including Democrat lawmakers.Among those who voiced support was 2020 Democratic presidential contender Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., who wrote on Twitter that Thunberg “was right: we are currently failing our nation’s youth by not taking swift action to combat the climate crisis.”last_img read more

first_imgBuyers must usually undergo a background check in order to buy a gun in Florida.One week after Floyd’s death, which was Monday, June 1, the state processed 8,597 background checks that day. That is more than four times higher than the first Monday in June last year. More Floridians are considering purchasing guns, according to newly-released state records that show an increase in the number of background checks being processed since the death of George Floyd in Minnesota last month.According to The Tampa Bay Times, Florida has processed 30,657 background checks in the weeks after Floyd’s May 25 police-involved death.That amount is twice the number over the same period last year.last_img

first_imgYou can watch the press conference live in the player below. Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis will hold a news conference about the coronavirus on Sunday at 2:30 p.m.He will be speaking from Ascension Sacred Heart Hospital in Pensacola. The Florida Department of Health reported 8,530 new cases of coronavirus on Sunday, down from Saturday’s all-time high of 9,585 cases.At least 3,419 Florida residents have died from COVID-19, as 29 new deaths were reported.Palm Beach County has 13,389 confirmed cases and 503 deaths.last_img

first_img England’s Lucy Goddard led from wire to wire to win the Irish women’s open stroke play championship at Douglas by a shot.She’s the second English player in a row to win the title – following Meghan MacLaren in 2013 – and she’s the second Hertfordshire player to win in four years, following Hannah Burke in 2010.The win lifts Lucy (image courtesy ILGU) into second place in the England Golf women’s order of merit, sponsored by Lorrin Golf.The Hanbury Manor player was two-under par for the 54-hole event, with rounds of 71, 74 and 72, and held off Ireland’s Chloe Ryan, who challenged hard for the title.Lucy’s lead was always slender – just one shot after both the first and second rounds – and after nine holes of the final round she had been overtaken by Chloe. The Irish player was two-under par to the turn and led by one as they started home, only to bogey the 12th and drop back into a tie.Lucy took charge again in dramatic fashion, with an eagle three on the long 14th, which put her two ahead. Although she bogeyed the 17th, she still held a one shot lead and she secured victory with a regulation par on the home green.Three other English players finished in the top ten: Inci Mehmet (Wentworth) tied fifth, while Bethan Popel (Long Ashton) shared eighth place and Alex Peters (Notts Ladies) tied tenth.The England team of Sammy Fuller (Roehampton), Meghan MacLaren (Wellingborough) and Bethan Popel were runners-up behind Ireland in the Nations Cup event. 28 May 2014 Irish stroke play victory for Lucy Goddard last_img read more

first_img17 Mar 2015 Get into golf is getting bigger and better A major digital marketing campaign, run through the Get into golf scheme, is set to get more people golfing. Already highly successful, Get into golf is designed to inspire adults in England to take up the sport and play more often. The programme is now stepping up its marketing with a digital campaign running from April to July. “This is the first national advertising campaign designed to attract thousands more people into the sport,” said David Joy, Chief Executive of England Golf “We are expecting it to reach hundreds of thousands of people with a surge in awareness of the sport and the campaign – all building on the already highly successful Get into golf programme,” The digital advertising will bring potential new players to the Get into golf website where they can find out about golfing opportunities near them through an activity finder as well as book online. To ensure there is plenty on offer for potential newcomers, golf clubs and PGA professional can now add their own activities and take advantage of the national marketing drive to grow their own business. Nick Arter, PGA professional from Play Golf Colchester, says: “I can highly recommend this. The Get into golf website is making the sport easier to access and book. It also takes away any apprehension and helps take the stuffy image out of golf.  “It’s a great opportunity for golf clubs and PGA professionals to take advantage of increased awareness and promote their own businesses. You can easily add local activities to the Get into golf site and these can then be accessed through an online booking system.” Ryder Cup hero Justin Rose is backing Get into golf: “This is just what golf needs. It is fantastic that more people will have access to the sport.” Get your club involved by clicking here to upload activities via England Golf Clubhouse or call 0800 118 2766. For more information about Get into golf click here Get into golf is run by England Golf and the PGA and is supported by the Golf Foundation and Sport England National Lottery funding. It operates through a network of 35 counties and it provides and promotes activities for adults to learn, improve and to play golf.last_img read more

first_img Derbyshire golfer Paul Smith, who has devoted thousands of hours to encouraging juniors at his club, has been named as England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year. Paul, the junior organiser at Marriott Breadsall Priory Golf Club, was presented with his award at a gala dinner last night at England Golf’s annual conference, which celebrated golfers and clubs which make the game great and inspire others to play. He said afterwards: “I feel immensely honoured to have been presented with this prestigious award. I hope our juniors know how very proud I am of the way they conduct themselves at the club, both on and off the course. “I would like to thank all our members for the magnificent support they have given to me and the junior section over the past year and this is also for them to enjoy and celebrate. Thank you also to England Golf for selecting me to receive this award.” Paul has been junior organiser for five years and was nominated for the award by club secretary, Steve Barradell, for “his tireless resolve to make the junior section one of the best in Derbyshire.” Steve added: “He wants the juniors to play with smiles on faces, win or lose, and this philosophy has benefitted many juniors over the past five years.” During that time, Paul has introduced junior handicaps and nine-hole weekend competition to encourage new, young players. Overall he has increased the number of players in junior competitions. He has also created links with local schools. He has organised Q&A sessions with Ladies European Tour player Melissa Reid – who comes from Derbyshire – and former Ryder Cup captain Bernard Gallacher. He has completed fund-raising bike rides and sourced golfing memorabilia for golfing auctions to support the junior and other sections at Breadsall Priory. Paul’s drive and enthusiasm has supported players to win a host of county events and to twice reach the final of the England Junior Champion Club tournament. This year he will also become the Derbyshire County Junior Delegate. Joe Capewell, the club’s 2015 junior captain, commented: “What makes Paul special is that he encourages juniors while on the golf course to always try their best. During my times as junior captain Paul has been a great mentor and without him I wouldn’t have had the confidence to become junior captain.” Paul Smith (left) receives his award from Dean Murphy, New Zealand Golf Chief Executive (Image © Leaderboard Photography) 14 Apr 2016 Derbyshire’s Paul Smith is England Golf’s Volunteer of the Year last_img read more

first_img Tags: Boys, County Championships, Yorkshire Yorkshire successfully retained their crown as English Boys’ County Champions with a perfect record of three wins from three matches at Rockliffe Hall in Co Durham.They took on the challenge of three other regional champions – Cornwall, Kent, and Lincolnshire – in the round robin and came through County Finals with flying colours.They opened their campaign with a 6-3 win over Kent, followed up by beating Cornwall 6.5-2.5, and defeated Lincolnshire 7-2 in the last day’s title decider.Team manager Philip Woodcock commented: “It was a fantastic win. I felt it was tougher than last year, the boys in the other teams were very good and there was some great golf played, as there always is.“Our boys played absolutely fantastic. I always say we are a team, we’re Team Yorkshire, a unit, and we all work together for the end result.“The boys all played their own part and they were absolutely delighted to retain it. It was tough getting here and when we did our aim was to win.”The Yorkshire team was coached by Craig Fricker of Styrrup Hall and included five members of last year’s winning line-up: Charlie Daughtrey (Rotherham), Michael Hay (Middlesbrough), Jack Leversidge (Abbeydale), Callum Macfie (Lindrick) and Ben Schmidt (Rotherham). They were joined by Joshua Berry (Doncaster) and Jack Maxey (Hornsea).In the other matches Lincolnshire beat Cornwall 6-3 on day one and halved with Kent on day two. On the last day Kent beat Cornwall 7-2.Final placings: 1 Yorkshire, 2 Kent on countback from 3 Lincolnshire, 4 Cornwall.The other teams were:Cornwall – Cameron Gurd (Perranporth), George Leigh (Trevose), George Law (Perranporth), Thomas Stephens (Truro), Joe Reynard (Trevose), Ewan Warren (St Austell), Liam Wilson (Truro).Kent – Connor Bell (Royal Blackheath), Jensen Hull (Hever Castle), Jacob Kelso (Kings Hill), Ben Quinney (Bearsted), Oliver Sly (Wildernesse), Callum Tibbs (Chart Hills), George Young (West Malling).Lincolnshire – Michael Baines (Sleaford), Callum Bruce (Elsham), Jake Craddock (Belton Park), Thomas Hull (Spalding), Hugo Kedzlie (Spalding), Olly Mitchell (Belton Park), Jack Remblance (Seacroft).Full scores can be found hereCaption: The winning Yorkshire team. Back row, from left: Joshua Berry, Charlie Daughtrey, Jack Leversidge, Jack Maxey and Ben Schmidt. Front row, from left: Michael Hay and Callum Macfie. (Image copyright Leaderboard Photography). 31 Aug 2018 Yorkshire boys retain their crown last_img read more

first_img28 Sep 2018 England to bid to regain senior crown England will bid to regain their crown when the Senior Women’s Home Internationals is played next week on home ground at Burnham & Berrow, Somerset.The seven-strong team is: Julie Brown from Staffordshire, Aileen Greenfield from Sussex, Jackie Foster from Hertfordshire, Karen Jobling from Yorkshire, Helen Lowe from Leicestershire, Cath Rawthore from Cheshire and Sue Spencer from Staffordshire.England have dominated the Senior Women’s Home Internationals since it started in 2003, winning the Sue Johnson Trophy 10 times. Most recently the team had three consecutive wins from 2014, but that run of success was ended last year by Ireland.The round robin competition against Scotland, Ireland and Wales, takes place from Tuesday to Thursday, 2-4 October.The players, captained by Debbie Richards (Burhill, Surrey):Julie Brown (Trentham, Staffordshire) is a past winner of the British and English senior amateur titles.Jackie Foster (Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire) was tied fourth in the British seniors and won back-to-back English titles in 2016 and 2017.Aileen Greenfield (Pyecombe, Sussex) is the English senior women’s amateur champion and has been runner up for three national titles.Karen Jobling (Richmond, Yorkshire) returns to the side having been third in the English senior stroke play championship and 10th in the British.Helen Lowe (Scraptoft, Leicestershire) won the English senior stroke play title this year and also tied fourth in the British seniors.Cath Rawthore (Sale, Cheshire) was runner-up in the British seniors, which she won in 2014. She has also won both English senior titles.Sue Spencer, (Whittington Heath, Staffordshire) reached the semi-finals of the senior amateur and took fourth place in the senior stroke play.Caption: Julie Brown (image copyright Leaderboard Photography). Tags: Burnham & Berrow, competitions, Senior Women’s Home Internationals, Women’s Golflast_img read more