Ryan Garcia breaks down his ‘ghost punch’ knockout of Romero Duno

first_img“The punch was quick,” Garcia said. “A lot of people think it was the right hand that knocked him out. When in matter of fact, it was the quick left hook right around the temple that caught him. I guess it wasn’t meant for people to see because I caught him clean with that left hook. If you zoom in and slow it really down, you got to slow it down more than slow motion. I took it frame-by-frame because I knew I caught him. I knew I hit him with the hook, and his whole body disappeared. A lot of people missed that.”Because many people didn’t see it, Garcia gave the left hook a unique name. “I call it the ghost punch like Sonny Liston vs. Muhammad Ali (rematch in May 1965) phantom punch,” Garcia said. “But mine is the ghost punch.” All Ryan Garcia heard before his fight against Romero Duno ​in the co-main event of Canelo Alvarez vs. Sergey Kovalev in November was that Duno was the guy to bring him down and derail the hype train centered around him.But Garcia had other ideas in mind, wiping out Duno by knockout 98 seconds into the fight at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. The quick finish set up Garcia’s 2020 debut, on Valentine’s Day against Francisco Fonseca from the Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., live on DAZN. MORE: Watch Garcia vs. Duno on Friday night on DAZN”Nobody gave me a shot,” Garcia said in a DAZN video. “It was weird. I’ve been boxing since I was 7 years old. I already knew I could beat this guy. I knew I could beat him very easily. Everywhere I looked, they all said I was getting knocked out. I’m finally fighting a real fighter. I believed in my skills. I believed in myself.”Garcia and Duno came out aggressive to begin the fight, throwing each punch with evil intentions. “The fight was moving fast,” Garcia said. “He was coming forward non-stop. So I just started throwing my punches. I kept seeing he wanted to duck away from my left hook. I caught a guy before with the same punch. I knew I could land this punch again. I just had to find the right time.”Moments later, Garcia (19-0, 16 KOs) landed a thudding straight right hand that went through Duno’s guard that staggered him. Garcia stayed composed and landed another right hand, followed by a glazing left hook to the temple to bend Duno backward. The fight was stopped, cementing Garcia as more than just a social media sensation but a bona fide boxer who possess legit skills and a severe threat in the lightweight division.last_img read more

Bicycle, Blues & BBQ Festival, Beach Craft Beer Festival in Clear Lake cancelled

first_imgCLEAR LAKE — The 2020 edition of the Bicycle, Blues and BBQ Festival and the Beach Craft Beer Festival scheduled for July in Clear Lake has been cancelled.A statement from Festival Director Tim Putnam and Race Director Matt Curtis says they tried to hold off a decision as long as possible in the hopes that holding the festivities without limitations would be possible. They say as a small volunteer organization, they feel they could not reasonably hold the events while also following public health guidelines.Putnam and Curtis say that with athletes, blues enthusiasts, craft beer lovers, friends and family coming from over 15 states, plus the over 150 volunteers that help with the event, it all adds up to about 10,000 people who come to one central location in Clear Lake, and they know they would not be able to provide the needed protocols that would give everyone the confidence of a safe and healthy environment.With that, they chose to err on the side of public safety and cancel this year’s event, which was scheduled for July 10th through the 12th.last_img read more

Jacksonville beaches and parks reopened

first_imgMayor Lenny Curry of Jacksonville has announced that he will be reopening beaches and parks to the public for essential use beginning at 5:00 pm on Friday.The announcement was made one day after President Trump laid out his three-phase plan to reopen to the country, but said that city officials would ultimately decide when they will reopen their city.“This can be the beginning of the pathway back to normal life,” Curry said. “Please respect and follow these limitations. Stay within the guidelines for your safety as well as for the safety of your neighbors.”While the beaches and parks will be reopened, they will only be open during certain times.  Those times are 6 a.m. to 11 a.m. and from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. each day.Visitors will be able to walk, fish, bike, swim, and walk their dog as long as they maintain an appropriate social distance.The report also stated that those who choose to enter the water, are doing so at their own risk.last_img read more

Jessica leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final

first_img Devon 14-year-old Jessica Francis booked her place in the 2013 England Golf Grand Medal Final when she scored a two-shot win in the South West Region qualifier at Sherborne, Dorset.Jessica, from Churston, had a net score of two-under 72 and leads 10 qualifiers for the Grand Final. She commented: “It’s amazing, I just can’t describe it.”She will be joined at the Grand Medal Final at Northants County Golf Club on June 29 by: Sheelah Ayliffe (Bovey Tracey), Helen Kenworthy (Axe Cliff), Alison Hooper (Henbury), Jean Booth (Burnham & Berrow), Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), Donna Saunders (Yeovil), Lesley Pascoe (Stover), Abigail Turner (Okehampton) and Jenny Robins (Tidworth Garrison).The event was contested by the best women club medal players from six counties: Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Gloucestershire, Somerset and Wiltshire. All the regional finalists had returned the best four scores at their club in the England Golf Medals during 2012.Jessica’s round included a gross birdie three on the 17th and will help her cut her 13 handicap. The Brixham College pupil took up golf about four years ago, inspired by her brother who has a one-handicap. This season her target is to follow him into single figures.This was the second of six regional medal finals. The South regional final has already been held and the others are: East on 30 April at Gog Magog, Cambs & Hunts; Midlands South on 3 May at Hazlemere, Buckinghamshire; Midlands North on 22 May at Radcliffe-on-Trent, Nottinghamshire; North on 23 May at Eaton, Cheshire.Qualifying net scoresPar 74 CSS 7872 Jessica Francis (Churston)74 Sheelah Ayliffe (Bovey Tracey)75 Helen Kenworthy (Axe Cliff)76 Alison Hooper (Henbury)77 Jean Booth (Burnham & Berrow)78 Jane Southcombe (Lyme Regis), Donna Saunders (Yeovil), Lesley Pascoe (Stover), Abigail Turner (Okehampton)79 Jenny Robins (Tidworth Garrison) 25 Apr 2013 Jessica leads South West qualifiers for Grand Medal Final last_img read more

Cath wins ‘nip and tuck’ battle to be champion

first_img Cheshire’s Cath Rawthore won a ‘nip and tuck’ battle to become the new English senior women’s stroke play champion at Knaresborough in Yorkshire.The Sale player finished the 54-hole event one stroke ahead of playing partner Amanda Mayne of Somerset and said: “I am just thrilled.“It’s my mum’s birthday today and I told her I’d call this evening and that I might have a special birthday present for her. But I really didn’t dream I would do it!”Cath (image © Leaderboard Photography) actually stacked the odds against herself when she was preparing to play and snapped her hand with the elastic strap on her trolley, badly bruising a finger. But, in a classic case of ‘beware the injured golfer’ she went out to win.“It’s really bruised and it’s quite uncomfortable to grip. But I took a couple of paracetamol and then the adrenalin clicked in.”Cath shot two over 77 in the final round and finished on three-over par for the championship. Amanda, who at one point trailed by four shots, narrowed the final gap to one, returning a score of 78.Three shots further back in joint third place were Caroline Berry of Cheshire – who shot the low score of the day with a one-under 74 – and Norfolk’s Jo Ashmore. New senior Tracy Bazell of Dorset was fifth and Surrey’s Debbie Richards took sixth place.Trophies were won by Sue Westall (Copt Heath) for the best score by a played aged over 65; by Carole Weir (Beaconsfield) for the best net score; and by Cheshire – represented by Caroline Berry and Cath Rawthore – for the best county team score.Cath Rawthore and Amanda Mayne started the third round as joint leaders, having both scored one-over for the previous 36 holes. Their final 18 holes took on the feel of matchplay and their dominance of the event was interrupted only once, when Jo Ashmore briefly overhauled Amanda after 11 holes.The drama of the final round began immediately, when Amanda took a triple bogey on the first, after tangling with trees. She quickly came straight back into the reckoning with birdies on the second and third holes, but Cath never relinquished the lead and, having reached the turn in level par, had a cushion of three shots.She extended her lead to four after Amanda three-putted the 11th. But, once again the Somerset player fought back: she birdied the 13th after hitting her approach to about 2ft; claimed another shot back when Cath under-clubbed into the 14th on the way to a bogey; and birdied the tricky 15th to narrow the gap to just one shot.Cath, who repeatedly demonstrated a devastating short game, chipped dead on the par four 16th for a par and again moved two clear. But her lead was once more  narrowed to one shot when Amanda birdied the long 17th, having knocked her approach to within 3ft of the pin.  Both players bogeyed the 18th – and the title belonged to Cath.“It was a fantastic match, it felt just like a match and it was real nip and tuck, it was absolutely brilliant,” said Cath. “The whole week has been absolutely lovely and the club members have all been so warm and chatty.”She added: “My game felt good from the word go this week and that has stayed with me. You get the odd bad holes but I’ve had a steady week. Today, when I got ahead at the start it helped to relax me but Amanda is such an amazing player – and she goes straight back at you.”Please click here for full scores 19 Jun 2014 Cath wins ‘nip and tuck’ battle to be champion last_img read more

San Miguel opens PH Cup 4-peat bid with win over Phoenix

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. SMB put the game away thanks to an 18-4 blast that turned a close 85-80 lead to a decisive 103-84 lead with 2:41 to play.Reigning four-time PBA MVP June Mar Fajardo was unsurprisingly stellar once again, firing 23 points, 16 rebounds, four assists, and four blocks in the opening day win.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkAlex Cabagnot also added 22 markers, four assists, and two boards, while Marcio Lassiter unloaded 10 of his 20 points in the fourth period as he shot 4-of-9 from threes.Chris Ross chimed in 16 markers, nine dimes, and six rebounds, while Arwind Santos got a double-double with his 14 points and 11 boards in the conquest. Young Taki Saito displays grace in first appearance as PBA muse MOST READ Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Photo by Tristan Tamayo/ INQUIRER.netWith a fourth straight all-Filipino title in mind, San Miguel opened its 2018 PBA Philippine Cup campaign with a gritty 104-96 victory over Phoenix Sunday at Smart Araneta Coliseum.Proving why they have been the benchmark in the first conference over the past three seasons, the Beermen drew huge contributions from their fancied starting five all game long.ADVERTISEMENT Redemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Anticipating a tough season ahead of it, San Miguel coach Leo Austria’s expectations were met as Phoenix refused to give up even if it took a lead as high as 19, with the Fuel Masters relentless in their pursuit of chipping away the lead.Luckily for Beermen, their experience prevailed in the end to hold off the Fuel Masters.“The first win is always really hard, especially for our team. Everybody prepares hard for us, but fortunately, all of our starters scored in double figures,” he said.Jeff Chan paced Phoenix with 18 points on a 4-of-5 clip from threes, while Matthew Wright got 12 markers but shit 4-of-17 from the field in the loss.The Fuel Masters also failed to give coach Louie Alas a victory in his PBA head coaching return.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense The Scores:SAN MIGUEL 104 — Fajardo 23, Cabagnot 22, Lassiter 20, Ross 16, Santos 14, Pessumal 5, Ganuelas-Rosser 4, Agovida 0, Heruela 0, Lanete 0, Mabulac 0, Mamaril 0, Vigil 0.PHOENIX 96 — Chan 18, Wright 12, Alolino 11, Chua 11, Wilson 11, Dehesa 8, Kramer 6, Jazul 4, Eriobu 2, Intal 2, Revilla 1.Quarters: 23-18, 47-37, 79-68, 104-96.Sports Related VideosRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone LATEST STORIES Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals View commentslast_img read more

Bag snatching lands man in jail

first_imgA man who allegedly snatched and made off with a woman’s purse as she was walking in Campbellville, Georgetown found himself before Georgetown Magistrate Leron Daly.Shawn Gonsalves was made to answer to the larceny charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.He denied that on January 23, at Campbellville, he robbed Abigail Eric of her handbag which contained her spectacles, chain pendant, and other items valued $294,000.Police Prosecutor Sanj Singh made a petition for bail to be denied on the grounds that similar charges were soon to be laid against Gonsalves.He also revealed that Gonsalves gave a statement to Police confessing to some of the offences.As such, the defendant was remanded to prison. The case will continue on February 16.last_img read more

MoE sponsors 4 schools for annual children costume Parade 2019

first_imgAt least four schools have received sponsorship to ensure their participation in the Education Ministry’s Children’s Mashramani Costume and Float Parade 2019.The schools that are sure to participate in the parade billed for February 16, 2019, are Tucville Primary and Secondary Schools, St Margaret’s Primary School and St Winifred’s Secondary school.To make the participation of the schools a reality, teachers from the four schools received materials to assist their schools in preparation for the event.The materials are to be used for the creation of costumes even as the Unit ofAdministrator of the Unit of Allied Arts, Lorraine Barker-King and teachers of the four schools at the handing over ceremonyAllied Arts will also be financing the construction of the costumes.Further, the unit has undertaken the provision of needed transportation for the students’ participation from the four schools. The total sponsorship for the four schools has been valued at an overall cost of about $500,000.Handing over the items yesterday was Administrator of the Unit of Allied Arts Lorraine Barker-King who described the gesture as a tradition to select and support some schools annually.She said, “These schools are selected on the basis of their willingness to participate but their inability to do so because of various reasons”.Among the items handed-over were shimmering materials, glue guns and glue, pompoms as well as face masks etc.According to Barker-King, the idea is to foster a more collaborative approach that encourages the involvement of parents at home, the students and teachers at schools and the community as these stakeholders will all be relied upon to lend their creative abilities towards costume construction.Explaining further, Barker-King said, “The Unit normally offers support to schools which do not normally participate and this serves as an enabler because we [the Unit] believe that children should be allowed to be children while socialising through the creative arts as well as fostering creativity.”Meanwhile, the Allied Arts Administrator has informed that planning is in its advanced stages to ensure the successful hosting of the Annual Regional and National Children’s Mashramani activities which will see the regional competitions beginning from as early as January 22 in Region three (3).In addition to the staging of the regional activities, the winners from the eleven education districts will all converge in Georgetown to contest for top honours and bragging rights for the national finals which are slated for staging at the National Cultural Centre from February 14-15, 2019.The categories include dance and masquerade, calypso singing and dramatic poetry presentations. Addressing the subject of sponsorship aside from the traditional sponsors, several other corporate citizens have signaled their interests in sponsoring the various events in support of the nation’s youths.Mashramani 2019 is being celebrated under the theme, “Celebrating 49 with victory in mind – re-discovering Eldorado.”For 2019 it is projected that more than 7000 children, drawn from all eleven education districts, will participate in the regional and national children’s Mashramani activities representing public and private schools as well as children’s organisations.last_img read more

Three Free kids Learn to Fish classes at local Provincial Parks

first_imgPEACE REGION, B.C. – There will be three, free kids learn to fish classes being held at Swan Lake, Charlie Lake and Gwillim Lake Provincial Park.Hosted by the Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC, these 2-hour hands-on class are for kids aged 5 – 15 years with parent supervision.Friday, July 19th, 2019 Swan Lake Provincial Park 5:50 pm to 7:30 pmMeet at the picnic shelter- Advertisement -Saturday, July 20th, 2019 Charlie Lake, Beatton Provincial Park 10:00 am to 12:00 pmSunday, July 21st, 2019 Gwillim Lake Provincial Park 10:00 am – 12:00 pmMeet at the boat launchDuring this class, kids will learn the basics of freshwater fishing. This is an opportunity to understand hatchery roles, fish identification, tackle, rod rigging, casting, and hands-on fishing.Advertisement Luhr Jensen fishing rods providedFree Program; no registration requiredPrograms run rain or shineThe program coordinators share being on time is important. The introductory information on fishing techniques and ethics are key to your participation in the hands-on fishing portion.The coordinators also share they reserve the right to deny entry to those arriving after the program has started.To view more on Freshwaters Fisheries Society of BC; CLICK HEREFor more information; visit.summerland@gofishbc.comAdvertisementlast_img read more

How Put has started changing Harambee Stars

first_img0Shares0000Harambee Stars head coach paul Put watches from the sidelines as Harambee Stars kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign in Kakamega. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Dec 21- Charles Comiskey, a renowned American Major Baseball League player, manager and team owner once said; “It is the small things in life which count; it is the inconsequential leak which empties the biggest reservoir.”Paul Put, the Harambee Stars new coach seems to have taken this kind of advice and implemented it straight on having been handed the national team job at the end of November. In his first assignment with the team, Put led the country to its seventh CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup title and what was more imposing of the victory is the resilience and difference in approach the team showed.Capital Sport has learnt that the tactician has started by making minor changes in the team including diet, sleeping patterns and recovery.Biggest of them all is diet; the Belgian absolutely is not a fan of processed and fatty foods and ensures the players eat according to his requirement.“When he came in, all our fat levels were measured. Only one player had the right levels. Most of us were way beyond it. In camp now, most food is boiled or cooked with very little fat. Sausages, too many eggs, margarine.. those are now foreign things to us,” one of the players told Capital Sport.Harambee Stars players walk around the Bukhungu Stadium before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluHe also added that the coach will call them up again after the festivities and their body fat levels will be measured again.“We are going for Christmas but no fun in food. We will be on our boiled food. I can’t even dare eat what is not required because the coach is very serious. We have to get it right,”“The first few days we were complaining in low tones but after two days, we got used to it. He is very professional and particular with everything. If it is time to sleep it is time to sleep. If it is decided that today all of us are wearing green shirts, you have to wear a green shirt! He also discourages us from over-using our phones especially outside the room,” the player further intimates.The Belgian is also very particular with the recovery of the players; he wants them to have enough rest since he has insisted, the best game tomorrow depends on how you rest today.For the first time, the coach has also introduced ice baths after every game.“The doc comes round every evening, knocks and asks people to come out for the ice baths. Woe unto you if you don’t go. He checks the list himself. It has really worked for us by the way because after that you feel so refreshed,” another player adds.The tactician’s motivation methods have also been hailed by the players especially in two crucial games; the semi-final match against Burundi in Kisumu and the final in Machakos against Zanzibar.Harambee Stars players before they kicked off their CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup campaign. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluAgainst Burundi especially the players underperformed in the first half. It is said that the coach was red with fury.“It is the first time we have seen him angry. He came and told us the team that just played was not his team. It was not the team he had trained and prepared. When he cooled down he motivated us, told us to go play for ourselves. He told us “Go play for your mothers, they carried you for nine months and deserve the best,” another player attests.Skipper Musa Mohammed has admitted that the coach has brought in a lot of positive change which he hopes will push them to qualify for the 2019 Cup of Nations.“It is not that coach Stanley was not doing it but coach Put has come in with more emphasis and he has really pushed us in those two weeks. The change has been seen and this is a good start for us. Next up is AFCON and we are confident we can attain that target,” Mohammed noted.Meanwhile, the tactician has said all players including the foreign based legion will start from the same level when he calls them up for the first assignment together, preferably during the FIFA window in March.Harambee Stars winger Ovella Ochieng and defender Jockins Atudo fly in for a header during a CECAFA Senior Challenge Cup match against Zanzibar at the Kenyatta Stadium in Machakos on December 9, 2017. PHOTO/Raymond MakhayaThe coach says he will give an equal chance to all players and no one will be above the other.“Everyone starts from the same level,” the coach said.He has also hailed the improvement of the players over the two weeks and says it sets him up perfectly ahead of the AFCON qualifiers.“I came one week before the tournament and the progress of the boys is unbelievable. We have to see the positives and for the negatives, leave them to me, I will work on them. I will prepare the team to qualify for AFCON,” says Put who led Burkina Faso to their first ever Cup of Nations final.The coach has also asked the fans to rally behind the team as they look to achieve the 2019 feat, expressing delight with the government coming on board with enormous support.0Shares0000(Visited 2 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more