Press Association The American, who was joint third with Rory McIlroy and Jason Day on 10 under going into the final day, carded five birdies in a final-round 66 to beat Australia’s Geoff Ogilvy and fellow Americans Russell Henley and Billy Horschel by two shots. “Biggest win I ever had,” Kirk said on pgatour.com shortly after sealing victory on 15 under overall. “I may be a little bit more calm, but I was still freaking out a bit inside.” Chris Kirk shot a bogey-free final round to clinch the Deutsche Bank Championship at TPC Boston on Monday. Kirk’s victory in the second of the four play-off events means the 29-year-old now leads the FedEx Cup standings. It is only his third PGA Tour career title. He wasted no time in eating into Henley’s two-shot overnight lead with birdies at the third, fourth and ninth holes. Kirk made par on the next three before picking up shots on the 13th and 16th before finishing with two more pars. Kirk’s victory gives United States captain Tom Watson plenty to ponder ahead of the Ryder Cup at Gleneagles later this month. Watson chooses his three wild card picks on Tuesday and Kirk has done his chances of selection no harm at all. “I definitely put myself in contention for one,” Kirk said when asked about his Ryder Cup chances. “If I get picked, great. If not, I’m still happy with my win today.” World number one McIlroy, who had catapulted himself into contention with a flawless seven-under 64 on Sunday, could not secure his fourth title in five tournaments after recording four bogeys in his final-round 70 to finish joint fifth with Australia’s John Senden on 11 under. They were two shots shy of the second-placed trio of Ogilvy, Henley and Horschel. Martin Kaymer and Day were tied for seventh on 10 under, while Carl Pettersson and Jimmy Walker were two of seven players tied for ninth place on nine under. World number two Adam Scott had to be content with a joint 16th-placed finish with six others on eight under, while England’s Ian Poulter was a further shot back to finish alongside Jim Furyk and Rickie Fowler.
The USC men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams return to the pool today at noon as they host San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield for the USC Invitational.The event, which will be held at McDonald’s Swim Stadium, will be the first meet of the year for the men’s side as it looks to build on an 11th-place performance in last year’s NCAAs.Back for more – Senior captain Presley Bard helped lead the Women of Troy to a victory last weekend against Oregon State. USC will now face both San Diego and Cal State Bakersfield in the USC Invitational this weekend. – Tim Tran | Daily TrojanThe Women of Troy, meanwhile, are coming off a 141–112 victory over Oregon State last weekend. Senior co-captains Presley Bard and Lyndsay DePaul and junior Katinka Hosszu led the team to its first Pac-10 win of the season, but it was a duo of freshmen who continues to impress.“Kasey Carlson and Meghan Hawthorne are outstanding athletes who really should help to put us over the top where we certainly should get a chance to be in the top four at the NCAAs,” USC coach Dave Salo said.DePaul further emphasized the impact the freshmen have already had on this young season.“Our freshman have been really impressive,” DePaul said. “We’re excited to see what they can do for the rest of the season.”For the men, Salo believes the strength of their roster should propel the Trojans to victory.“Bakersfield always has a handful of guys who are pretty good, but they don’t have the depth we have. We should be able to take them,” Salo said.The men’s team returns sophomore Clement Lefert, the team’s top NCAA performer last season. Other veterans include All-Americans junior Patrick White and sophomore Nick Karpov as well as co-captains senior Emmett Walling and junior Jeff Daniels.The squad is bolstered by incoming freshmen Chase Bloch, Jack Wagner, and Vladimir Morozov. All three are among the nation’s top newcomers.Though today’s meet offers the Trojans an opportunity to test their skills against a live opponent, Salo said he views this as an opportunity to prepare for an important matchup later in the season.“We try to focus a lot in the fall on our competition against Arizona. They’re really good at their starts and their first 15 meters of every race, so I keep harping on our athletes that we have to be better on our first 15 meters,” Salo said. “A lot of what we’re gearing towards is the Arizona competition in November. If we have a really super meet right there, it will really set the tone for the rest of the season.”
Related Manchester United manager, Jose Mourinho has expressed his displeasure at Andreas Pereira’s loan move to Valencia, saying the teenage midfielder “is not ready to fight” for a place in United’s team.21-year-old Pereira, who spent last season on loan to another Spanish outfit Granada, joined Valencia on a season long move last month.Speaking ahead of United’s visit to Stoke City, Mourinho said: “Honestly I don’t think it is the best decision for him, it disappoints me a little bit, as he has potential to be here fighting for a position and opportunities to be a United player.”“The decision can be considered the decision of a young player that wants to play every weekend but is not ready to fight for something difficult – you have to be ready to fight.”“I am a bit disappointed he left but okay, it was his decision, he has a long term contract, and we have the option to bring him back on 1st January.”
SHORT-TIMERSWith Beaty replacing Pollock, Gavin Lux starting at second base as he has against right-handed pitching and Will Smith back at catcher after Russell Martin caught Hyun-Jin Ryu on Sunday, the Dodgers’ starting lineup for Game 4 featured three rookie position players.It is not the first time Roberts has written three rookies onto a postseason lineup card – Corey Seager, Andrew Toles and Julio Urias started Game 4 of the 2016 NLCS against the Chicago Cubs. But it is the first time three rookie position players started a postseason game for the Dodgers since Seager, Joc Pederson and Kiké Hernandez started Game 5 of the 2015 NLDS against the New York Mets.Roberts said he never even gave a thought to the experience level of the trio as he was making out the Game 4 lineup.“I believe in the players. I believe in the talent,” Roberts said. “There’s guys every year across baseball who are young players who make an impact. The service time, I have no hesitation running those guys out there.”Roberts said “the overriding decision is what gives you the best chance to win tonight” and he has no fears that any of the Dodgers’ young players will be overwhelmed by the moment.Related Articles Dodgers’ Max Muncy trying to work his way out of slow start “But it’s something that I haven’t at all lost confidence in A.J. and know that he’ll figure some things out.”Roberts said the NLDS slump reminds him of the funk Pollock was in at the start of the season. Pollock was batting .223 in late April when an elbow injury sidelined him for more than two months.“Yeah, it does. And that’s why I feel confident he and our hitting guys will clean it up,” Roberts said. “But it’s very clear … that they’re spinning him (throwing breaking balls). Going forward, that’s what teams are going to do until he adjusts. That’s just a fact.”Roberts said the slump “came out of nowhere.” Over the final two months of the regular season, Pollock batted .297 with an .887 OPS.“It’s a bad three games,” Roberts said. “I expect considerably better going forward. Getting back to simplifying. I talked to him today. He’s worked through some things mechanically. But he’s fine. His head is good.” How Dodgers pitcher Ross Stripling topped the baseball podcast empire Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Fire danger is on Dave Roberts’ mind as Dodgers head to San Francisco WASHINGTON — Taken individually, A.J. Pollock’s at-bats in the first three games of the Dodgers’ National League Division Series were not pretty. Added together, it gets even uglier.Pollock was 0 for 11 in the first three games with nine strikeouts. Not surprisingly, the veteran outfielder was not in the starting lineup for Game 4, replaced by left-handed hitter Matt Beaty against Nationals starter Max Scherzer on Monday night.Pollock faced Scherzer as a pinch-hitter in the fourth inning — and struck out to make it an 0-for-12 series for him.“I think right now he’s struggling with spin,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “And I think that there’s more chase in there than there has been in the second half of the season, for whatever reason – mechanical, maybe a little bit of pressing. So I think that to give him a blow, get Matt in there, get as many left-handed bats against Scherzer as possible, I think gives us the best chance to win tonight. Cody Bellinger homer gives Dodgers their first walkoff win of season Dodgers hit seven home runs, sweep Colorado Rockies “Fortunately, we have had young players as part of our roster in past years that we felt confident could handle this stage,” he said. “And Matt Beatty, Will Smith, Gavin Lux, are no different. So, we just expect them to do what they can do.”KELLY CALLReliever Joe Kelly failed to retire any of the four batters he faced in Game 3, walking three, throwing a wild pitch and giving up a single. Roberts said there was no physical issue with Kelly, who pitched very little in the final two weeks of the season due to an “overall body situation” that was never explained.“To be honest with you, looking at the scoreboard, I think he was just too fine,” Roberts said, referring to the 8-2 lead Kelly was trying to protect at the time. “I thought he should have gone after (Anthony) Rendon more. He got too fine, kind of led to the walk, led to another walk then the base hit.”Roberts said Kelly was available to pitch in Game 4.
The eternal derby between the FC Sarajevo and FC Željezničar will be played on Saturday at the Asim Ferhatović Hase stadium.A total of 25.000 tickets will be printed for this match, which is already marked as one of the key matches in the fight for the championship title.Tickets for the south stand cost 10 BAM and 15 BAM for the west.For the fans of Sarajevo who are members of the club the prices will be 5 BAM for north, 10 BAM for east and 12 BAM for west stand.The other fans will have to set aside 10 BAM for north, 12 BAM for east and 15 BAM for west stand.(Source: klix.ba/ photo dnevni list)
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