Russ Cochran: has a share of the lead in the Senior PGA Championship at the Bellerive Country Club American left-hander Russ Cochran reeled off five birdies in six holes around the turn on the way to a share of the Senior PGA Championship lead in Friday’s second round at Bellerive Country Club.
Cochran, who clinched his maiden major title in the over-50 ranks at the 2011 Senior Open Championship, fired a five-under-par 66 to end the day at seven-under 135, level with Kenny Perry, who also returned a 66.
Japan’s Kiyoshi Murota was two shots off the pace after carding a 70 in tricky gusting winds, with first-round leaders Jay Haas (72) and Duffy Waldorf (72) a further stroke back at four under along with fellow American Loren Roberts (68).
Cochran, who tied for seventh in the 1992 PGA Championship played at Bellerive, has relished playing alongside Perry over the last two days in the first of the season’s five senior majors.
“It’s been a great couple of days,” the 54-year-old after soaring to the top of the leaderboard with a mix of seven birdies and two bogeys.
“We have always pulled for each other and continue to do so.
Good time “My son caddies for me and one of my best friends caddies for Kenny Perry and he’s one of Kenny’s best friends, too.
So we had a good time out there.” Cochran, who began the second round at the par-four 10th, made his stunning move up the leaderboard with birdies at the 17th, 18th, first, third and fourth.
“In this round I had an opportunity to kind of get in a groove and get in a rhythm,” he said.
“Yesterday I didn’t hit it very good.
Today I was right on the money.
Felt like I played a pretty good round.” Perry, a 14-times winner on the PGA Tour who has triumphed twice since competing on the over-50 Champions Tour, was equally thrilled to play in Cochran’s company.
“It’s been pretty neat for me to play alongside him for the last two days and for both of us to play tremendous,” the 52-year-old Perry said after a flawless five-birdie display.
The cut fell at four-over 146 with 80 players advancing to the weekend.
Among those missing out were Mark Calcavecchia, Scott Simpson and Curtis Strange, all former major winners on the PGA Tour.
The Atlanta Falcons spent Wednesday fishing with wounded veterans on Lake Lanier for their annual Fishing with the Falcons event.
Atlanta’s players, coaches, cheerleaders and staff joined wounded veterans to enjoy a day of fishing on Lake Lanier on Wednesday. Fishing with the Falcons1 is an annual event, and based on the tweets from the Falcons and others involved, it seems like everyone involved greatly enjoyed the day.
Falcons rookies were excited to be a part of Fishing with the Falcons.
It wasn’t just the players getting involved. Coaches and cheerleaders enjoyed the day as well.
In general, the players seemed to view the opportunity to fish with wounded veterans as a privilege rather than an obligation.
AtlantaFalcons.com has a full gallery of photos from Fishing with the Falcons4 available.
Falcons owner Arthur Blank has high expectations for community involvement and service, and the Falcons organization continually demonstrates a commitment to serving others.
It’s just one more reason for fans to be proud of this Falcons team.
Real Madrid – the perfect team for @Real_Liam_Payne
If there’s one thing One Direction love (apart from really tight trousers and hair products) it’s playing football. In fact, it feels as though barely a day goes by without some new photos of the boys messing around with various balls cropping up. IT’S GREAT.
Today is no exception either, because Louis, Niall and Liam headed down to the training ground of Spanish team Real Madrid for a meet and greet with the players, before enjoying a bit of a kickabout.
Here they are with the whole team, looking mighty pleased about the whole thing.
As for where Harry and Zayn were, well, we can only speculate.
Perhaps they were helping each other practise their hair flicks – or were busy making up a dance routine to The Saturdays new song Gentleman to show to the others upon their return.
Niall, Liam and Louis were presented with their own team shirts by this man in a tracksuit (we think it might be Jose Mourinio but we don’t want to get it wrong because all our male friends will shout at us) which prompted Luigi to get his biceps out – something we will be forever thankful for.
Click next to see more photos from One Direction at Real Madrid >>>>
From the equestrian circuit to a boarding house.
Gordon Pocock s life once revolved around horses. Until age 27, the London man rode horses seven days a week, four to five hours a day.
It all ended the day his mount was spooked, leaving Pocock now 50, and facing a second-degree murder trial with a seriously pinched nerve in his neck that caused chronic difficulties holding his verte brae in line.
He tried college, but couldn t get a co-op land-surveying position.
He tried contract jobs, but any physical labour was too much for his neck.
Almost a quarter-century later, Pocock s gone from his former life to one where he d live with drug dealers, addicts and no one in the building (who) would win a housekeeping award.
He s pleaded not guilty to second-degree murder in the death of Dexter Elliott, 56, a roommate with whom he got into a dust-up over heating the place with the oven just before Elliott died.
Monday in court, Pocock explained what he said happened at the Simcoe St. unit.
Elliott died of cardiac arrest after he was stabbed by Pocock.
The jury has heard the wounds weren t fatal and Elliott had a heart condition, but the Crown contends the stabbing was triggered by the conflict with Pocock.
Pocock, neatly dressed in a blazer, tie and dress pants, comes across as mild-mannered, polite and urbane, with a varied vocabulary about a gritty life. At first, he was nervous to repeat the profanity uttered at his home.
His only criminal conviction was in 1988 for impaired driving.
Questioned by defence lawyer Edward Royle, he said he hadn t had conflicts with Elliott, who moved into one of the three bedrooms three months before his death. He and the landlord advised Elliott what his duties were when he moved in.
Pocock bandaged up Elliott s bloodied elbows just three days after he arrived.
He gave him cigarettes and helped him with his computer, but said he stayed away from Elliott when he was slurring his words and swaying.
The day of Elliott s death, Pocock had ridden his bicycle to pick up a cheque from his part-time job.
Back at the rooming house, he drank six tall-boy beers in his room over the afternoon and into the evening.
I don t feel I was inebriated, he testified.
At some point in the evening, Pocock said he came out of his room to use the bathroom and saw the oven door open. He closed it and before I could turn the oven off, I was knocked to the ground.
Pocock said Elliott blind-sided him, and pushed him a metre away from the oven.
What the (expletive) did you do that for? Pocock said to Elliott.
You re not showing me respect, was Elliott s reply, adding he wasn t finished with the oven.
Pocock said he was slithering backwards to his room and got onto his feet.
Elliott was agitated, he said.
I d never seen him like that before, Pocock said.
It was not the Dexter I d seen before.
The look in his eye was just . . . angry and pissed off.
Elliott was roughly the same size at Pocock, but Pocock said he was a lot bigger than me.
I m just not a big guy and I m not a fighter, he said.
Pocock made a general profanity-laced comment at the door of his room, then turned to Elliott and called him a stupid (expletive)-head.
He said he could hear Elliott s footsteps and feared being attacked.
Pocock grabbed a knife for cutting bagels he had on a table beside a backgammon set near his room door.
I was afraid for my safety, indeed, he said.
He turned and Elliott was coming at him.
I remember the look, Pocock said. This is a crazy guy, the best way to describe it.
The pair started grappling over the knife.
Pocock said he told Elliott to get away, leave me alone.
You can t disrespect me like that, Elliott said.
They moved into the kitchen and Pocock said he didn t take any swings at Elliott, but Elliott was in control.
I don t know how to fight, Pocock said.
I can t defend myself.
Both men fell to the floor, with Elliott pinning Pocock s arms over his shoulders while lying on his chest. Pocock said he got one hand free, reached under Elliott s armpit and stabbed him.
A minor headlock could leave him paralysed. All he was thinking, Pocock said, was he s not stopping . . .
I m going to be hurt.
I had to use the knife to get him off me.
Elliott got up and Pocock said he ran to his room and locked the door.
The fight lasted no more than three minutes, and Pocock said he didn t know why Steve Pazuk, the third roommate, said Pocock left his room again after five minutes.
Pocock said he put the knife on his table, made a 911 call and was very, very scared.
He felt relief talking to the dispatcher and didn t think Elliott was badly hurt.
He left the room, the phone still connected to 911, and was scurrying to the door to let police in. He saw Elliott slumped near the fridge.
Pocock was arrested at the boarding house. I was surprised I was arrested.
I can t believe it was happening.
I called asking for help.
I had no intent of him dying.
It s so far-fetched, I can t believe it was happening.
He had two police interviews over the next few hours and denied being in Elliott s room, even though Pazuk said he thought that s what he heard.
Pocock said he was awake for 26 hours, had a broken toe,
had endured a two-hour bike ride, hadn t eaten, had been in a fight and was charged with murder before the police interviews.
Cross-examined, Pocock told assistant Crown attorney David Rows that Elliott was one of the better roommates.
Rows pointed out Pocock told police Elliott didn t clean up after himself and threw up a lot because of his drinking issues.
Pocock said the problems were minor.
He said he didn t know Elliott was heating the unit with the oven.
The trial continues.
Playing his second shot from the right side of the second fairway, Garcia blocked his fairway-wood shot deep into the right trees on the par 5. Immediately after impact, however, he snapped his head to the left, where Woods was preparing to play his approach from the pine needles.
Apparently, fans had cheered as Garcia started his downswing because Woods had pulled a 5-wood from his bag.
Garcia went on to bogey the hole, while Woods birdied and briefly took the outright lead.
Later, in an NBC interview during the weather delay, Garcia blamed Woods for distracting him.
I wouldn t say that he didn t see that I was ready, but you do have a feel when the other guy is going to hit, Garcia said. Right as I was in the top of the backswing, I think he must have pulled like a 5-wood or a 3-wood and obviously everybody started screaming.
So that didn t help very much. It s unfortunate.
If I hit a good shot there and maybe make birdie, it gets my day started in a bit of a different way.
Asked about how he deals with that kind of adversity on the course, Garcia replied, There s really not much you can do. I think that I try to respect everyone as much as possible out there. I try to be careful what I do to make sure it doesn t bother the other players.
After play was suspended for the day because of darkness, Woods explained what he saw: Well, the marshal told me (Sergio) already hit so I pulled a club and was ready to play my shot.
Then I heard his comments afterward, and it s not real surprising that he s complaining about something.
Told of Woods remarks only a few minutes later, Garcia replied, That s fine.
At least I m true to myself.
I know what I m doing, and he can do whatever he wants.
David Moyes is the new manager of Manchester United.
The Everton boss has agreed to move to Old Trafford and will join the club at the end of the season.
Moyes’ future has been in doubt for several months, after his refusal to sign a new deal on Merseyside and, following Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement,2 the Red Devils have acted quickly to land the former Preston chief.
The Scot has been at Goodison Park for 11 years but has only an FA Cup runners-up medal, from 2009, to his name and has no experience in the Champions League proper.
Real Madrid boss Jose Mourinho had been stongly linked to the post but it appears the board at Old Trafford have decided the 50-year-old former Celtic defender is the right man to lead the club forward.
Papiss Cisse believes the team is together PA Photos
Newcastle striker Papiss Cisse insists there is no division at the club following reports of unrest in the dressing room.
But Cisse has revealed the claims are untrue. “Every player is together. We are totally focused on Saturday’s game at West Ham and the two games after that. We have a strong bond and we want the best for our club, our manager and our wonderful fans,” Cisse said.
“We are not happy about recent results.
Nobody is happy when they lose, but this has only made us stronger as a group and we will come through this together.
There is no divide in the team.”
Newcastle edged closer towards the relegation zone at the weekend following a 6-0 thumping at St James’ Park to Liverpool, with the result leaving them five points clear of the bottom three sides.
Managing director Derek Llambias meanwhile hit back at The Telegraph’s claims.
“The club is determined to turn things around and everyone is working together to secure that goal,” he said. “It is not helpful when people try and distract the team and the manager with false rumours.”
ESPN EMEA Ltd
- Titus O Neil posted a new Tout video announcing that the Prime Time Players will be training with the Ohio State University football team before tonight s RAW.
- AJ Lee tweeted about tonight s RAW:
Raw tonight starring Ziggy, E, and myself. One of us will bring the sexy, one of us will bring the cleavage, and one of us will be me.
Latest WWE News More WWE News4
- AJ Comments on RAW, PTP Training with Football Team, Cole and JBL5
- HHH Congratulates The Rock, John Cena Jokes About Heel Turn, NXT6
- Update on Martha Hart s Lawsuit Against WWE7
- Undertaker Wrestling at Extreme Rules?, Antonio Cesaro Grants Wishes8
- WWE Planning on Bringing NXT to United States TV9
- Backstage News on John Cena s Injury When Did It Happen?, More10
- News for Tonight s RAW How Severe Is Cena s Injury?, AJ Lee, More11
- Cena Comments on RAW, Divas Walking for Susan G.
Komen, The Rock12
- Austin Promoting Gun Scope, WWE Diva Turns 31, kofi Kingston13
- John Cena and Jim Ross Comment on Injury Reports14
- ^ Michael Cole News (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ JBL News (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ Must See New AJ Lee Photos, Big Backstage News on Big E Langston, More (dailywrestlingnews.com)
- ^ WWE News (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ AJ Comments on RAW, PTP Training with Football Team, Cole and JBL (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ HHH Congratulates The Rock, John Cena Jokes About Heel Turn, NXT (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ Update on Martha Hart s Lawsuit Against WWE (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ Undertaker Wrestling at Extreme Rules?, Antonio Cesaro Grants Wishes (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ WWE Planning on Bringing NXT to United States TV (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ Backstage News on John Cena s Injury When Did It Happen?, More (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ News for Tonight s RAW How Severe Is Cena s Injury?, AJ Lee, More (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ ^ Austin Promoting Gun Scope, WWE Diva Turns 31, kofi Kingston (www.wrestlescoop.com)
- ^ John Cena and Jim Ross Comment on Injury Reports (www.wrestlescoop.com)