Commodores no Gator bait

first_img“We don’t want one to lead to two,” Donovan said. This was the fourth time this season the Gators trailed by double digits. They came from 18 down Wednesday night before beating Alabama. Ross Neltner scored 15 points for the Commodores. Joakim Noah led Florida with 15, and Corey Brewer and Al Horford each had 13 as the Gators had a season-high 22 turnovers. Vanderbilt led 35-27 at halftime, the second-fewest first-half points scored by Florida this season. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “This is one for the ages,” Byars said. “Twenty years from now, I’ll be able to tell my little kids this. This is special. You can’t explain it.” Florida (24-3, 11-1) had won 17 consecutive games and needed a victory to clinch at least a share of the SEC’s Eastern Division and the overall league title. The Gators also had won seven consecutive against the Commodores. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Forget all that talk about the top-ranked Florida Gators rolling through the Southeastern Conference undefeated. Derrick Byars and Shan Foster each scored 24 points, and Vanderbilt snapped the nation’s longest winning streak by upsetting the Gators 83-70 after they finally fell into a hole they couldn’t dig themselves out of Saturday. center_img But Vanderbilt (18-8, 8-4) has been one of the country’s best against ranked opponents this season. It was the Commodores’ first victory over a top-ranked team since Jan. 13, 1993, when they beat then-No. 1 Kentucky, and their sixth win over a ranked team this season. “A lot of people don’t ever get the opportunity to play the No. 1 team in the country,” Foster said. “We got the opportunity and seized the moment.” The Commodores won for the seventh time in nine games by beating the nation’s best shooting team at its own game, outshooting the Gators 57.1 percent to 44 percent from the field. They took the lead in the first half and led by as much as 16 points late. “We caught them on an afternoon where they missed shots they normally make,” Vandy coach Kevin Stallings said. Florida coach Billy Donovan tried to put the loss into perspective by pointing out his Gators, the defending national champs, had won 35 of their past 37 games and had not lost a game since Dec. 3 to Florida State. That said, he didn’t want this to be the start of a trend. last_img read more

Arsenal duo set for January exit

first_img Yaya Sanogo in action for Arsenal 1 Arsenal duo Joel Campbell and Yaya Sanogo could be allowed to leave the club on loan during the January transfer window.Stoke and Newcastle have been linked with a move for Campbell while reports have claimed that Ligue 1 side Bordeaux are set to sign Sanogo on loan.Both players have struggled to breakthrough into the first-team this season and with Theo Walcott and Olivier Giroud both back from long-term injuries, the pair have moved even further down Arsene Wenger’s pecking order.Wenger says there is a chance that the strike duo could leave the club on loan and hopes it will give them the chance to get some much needed match practice.He said: “I don’t rule it out in some positions where players need experience and practice because they are at a very young age.“Players like Sanogo it is not impossible [to go out on loan].”last_img read more


first_imgPortsalon Golf Club had reason to celebrate recently as the club received confirmation it had secured its highest ever position in the prestigious Golf Digest Ireland Top 100 Courses in Ireland.Portsalon has been steadily climbing up the list in recent years, largely down to a sustained commitment to self-improvement undertaken by the council and greens staff at the club. The hard work and commitment paid rich dividends once more as Portsalon took its place at No.22 in the rankings for 2016 – up one place from the year just past.The rise of Portsalon has coincided with the club partnering with former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley’s Golf Course Design team to enhance the playing experience for members and visitors alike on the iconic Fanad links.Since a major revamp of Portsalon by renowned course designer Pat Ruddy in 2000, the club has continuously strived to subtly improve this founding member of the Golfing Union of Ireland.Paul McGinley and his team have been working closely with Portsalon Golf Club since 2011 and in congratulating the club on their 2016 standing, he suggested that further improvement in the Golf Digest Rankings are “a very attainable goal” for the club to aim at. Paul Armstrong, Captain of Portsalon, attributes the success of the club to the vision, hard work and commitment of Links Superintendent Johnny Shields and his team in working alongside their partners at Paul McGinley Golf Course Design as well as the backing received from Portsalon’s members.McGinley believes Portsalon has the capability to push itself towards the top ten in Ireland, a dream that is shared by the club.Paul Armstrong said this week: “We look forward to continuing to work together and share Paul’s ambition that someday soon we will be a top ten course.”Johnny Shields has been head of greens staff at Portsalon since 2007. Under his leadership, the club have climbed the Golf Digest Rankings from No.75 to their current position on the cusp of the top 20.Whilst implementing the changes advised by the McGinley team, the greens staff have also incorporated a series of aesthetic improvements that further enhance the ‘Portsalon experience’.Membership is open at Portsalon with extremely competitive rates for both beginners and experienced golfers alike. Despite the rain that battered Donegal during Storm Desmond last weekend, the links at Portsalon showed its resilience in remaining open for play throughout and it prides itself on providing all-year-round golf.This jewel in the Irish golfing crown hosts weekly Open competitions (Wednesday and Saturday, Seniors – Friday) where visitors can enjoy 18-holes at surprisingly reasonable and very competitive rates.Come along and see for yourself, one of Ireland’s top golf courses in the heart of the breathtaking Fanad peninsula.DONEGAL GOLF CLUB PLACES HIGH IN LIST OF TOP 100 COURSES IN IRELAND was last modified: December 9th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:golfGolfer’s DigestPortsalonSportlast_img read more