Bring it on! OK, I’m not fluent in body language, and maybe that’s not exactly what Tiger Woods was communicating with his exuberant fist pump after closing out a 64 Sunday at the PGA Championship, but there was so much hope in the excitement he let loose with his closing birdie. Hope beyond what was still going on behind him at Bellerive. Hope in what lies ahead. Bring it on! You know Woods wanted Brooks Koepka to hear his legion roar, to let Koepka know he better not stumble back there behind him. You know he also wanted Dustin Johnson, Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Rickie Fowler, Jon Rahm and all today’s stars to hear all those roars, to let them know he’s finally fit for a fight again. Bring it on! Yes, Koepka refused to flinch, and Woods ultimately finished second, but that rollicking last fist pump told you what Sunday’s finish meant to Woods. He’s going to win again. That’s the confidence won closing the way he did, celebrating at the 72nd hole in a way we’ve only ever seen him do on his way to hoisting a trophy. Because that’s where he is headed again. He can and will win again. Bring it on! That’s the thrilling promise Sunday brought to all of golf. Koepka wasn’t about to get out of Woods’ way, in the fashion the players of another era seemed to do when weekend roars preceded a Woods stampede. Koepka did today’s players a favor sending his own message. He was a rock. He didn’t flinch and didn’t fold in the wake of all those deafening Tiger roars. PGA Championship: Scores | Live blog | Full coverage If Koepka flinches Sunday, it sends the wrong message to all these other young guys. It gives them all pause. It makes them all wonder if Tiger’s aura really does come with some unfair advantage, with a one- or two-shot advantage in his ability to ride the noisy chaos to heights they can’t. We heard more than one young star complain this spring about the boisterous crowds that followed Woods. These young guys don’t need that in their heads. So Koepka didn’t back down, and Johnson, Thomas, McIlroy, Spieth, Day, Fowler and Rahm aren’t likely to, either. That’s the great fun Woods’ comeback brings. The battles all these young guys say they want with the legend are real possibilities now, with all those Tiger birdies and Tiger roars confirming Sunday that he is ready to begin giving them what they want. “I’ve always wanted to battle it out in a major with Tiger,” Jordan Spieth said during The Open last month. “Who hasn’t? It’s kind of a dream come true, just to have the opportunity.” The wonder in Sunday’s finish is that Woods was so good spraying his driver all over the place early in the round. Back in the day, he would have said he shot that 64 with his “B” game. You won’t hear him say things like that now, but the beauty in the round was knowing how he may have turned a 70 into a 64. It was in knowing how much better he still might get on these old legs. It’s a shame we have to wait eight months for the Masters to see if his run of T-6 at The Open and 2nd at the PGA Championship continues on a majestic trajectory, because the message I heard in his last fist pump is still ringing in my ears. Bring it on!
Seafood Island, a new Cajun-style restaurant, opened Tuesday afternoon at 75th and Nieman in Shawnee.Located at 10810 W. 75th St., Seafood Island is the site of a former Ryan’s Buffet restaurant.Shawnee resident Eric Lin, who co-owns the restaurant, said he’s excited to open the restaurant and introduce his neighbors to their cuisine.“It’s been about almost nine months to plan it,” Lin said, noting his anticipation to impress customers with the Cajun cuisine. “We’re going to do something that’s good for Midwestern customers.”Lin said the coronavirus pandemic directly impacted his ability to renovate and open Seafood Island this spring. He had originally planned on an opening by mid-April.The renovated interior includes several painted murals of sea life on the walls.“Every time I asked coronavirus to go, he still stayed; that’s why I hate him,” Lin said with a wry smile.One benefit of the delay: Lin said he and his chefs had more time to refine the menu to fit Midwestern preferences for seafood.“The Gulf-side flavors may be different from what we have here in the middle of the States,” Lin added. “That’s why I wanted to bring in Midwestern tastes.”At this point, the restaurant will only offer carryout and delivery orders. Lin said he and his business partners will decide at a later date when they will allow customers to dine in.The owners have renovated the interior by replacing the buffet area with a centerpiece bar and multiple TV screens; adding painted murals of sea life along the walls; and building a stage for live entertainment.Capacity is normally about 300 to 350 customers, but when they open to allow dining in, the restaurant will only allow a much smaller capacity. The owners also have strict cleaning regimens for staff to keep themselves and customers safe. Tables will be distancing apart, and hand sanitizing stations will be posted near the entrance.Lin added that live entertainment will feature dinner music played by a variety of musicians.Tentative hours of operation are 12-9:30 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, 12-11:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
Published: May 14, 2017 7:35 PM EDT Do you see a typo or an error? Let us know. ATLANTA (AP) All lanes of a heavily used interstate in Atlanta have been reopened – about six weeks after a highway bridge collapsed because of a massive fire.Local news reports say southbound lanes on Interstate 85 were reopened Saturday evening, one day after drivers began using lanes heading north. The roadway had been shut down since March 30 when a blaze beneath the bridge burned so hot that it caused the overpass of steel and concrete to collapse.The collapsed bridge forced Atlanta commuters onto congested alternate routes or transit systems. Officials urged employers to allow employees to telecommute or change their schedules as construction crews worked round-the-clock shifts.Officials offered a multimillion-dollar incentive to the project contractor C.W. Matthews to finish weeks ahead of schedule. Related Articles:Document: Crack-smoking man charged in Atlanta overpass fire Author: Associated Press Major interstate in Georgia reopened after bridge collapse SHARE
Champions Asante Kotoko open their title defence against city rivals King Faisal at the Baba Yara Stadium when the new Premier League season begins on 23 November.Kotoko won its 21st league title last term and face a difficult task against Faisal which have been a bogey side.New coach Maurice Cooreman must double efforts to impress in his first league match and lay their bogey to rest.Heart of Lions have an uncompromising task away to Berekum Arsenals at the Golden City Park.Hearts of Oak are favourites in their first outing against newly-promoted Great Mirren at the El-Wak Park.Liberty Professionals engage newly-installed Bechem Chelsea at the Dansoman Karl Reindorff Park. Sekondi Hasaacas host Wa All Stars at the Essipong Stadium and AshantiGold tackle Real Tamale United at the Len Clay Stadium.Kessben Football Club have another new entrant to deal with in Sekondi Eleven Wise at Abrankese.Tema Youth start their league campaign away to All Blacks at the Cape-Coast Robert Mensah Stadium.Source: Ghanasoccernet.com
Handout via WLFI(DELPHI, Ind.) — The rural city of Delphi, Indiana, has been rocked by the unsolved murders of two teenage girls, whose bodies were found a day after they disappeared on a nature trail near the city.Liberty German, 14, and Abigail Williams, 13, were first reported missing by their families on Feb. 13 after they did not return from a hike, according to authorities.A widespread search was immediately launched for the girls. On Tuesday, a volunteer discovered the bodies of German and Williams in the woods by Deer Creek. Here is the area where Delphi teens were found dead. Property owner points out its very rough terrain @rtv6 pic.twitter.com/Kq9gm271r0— Mike Pelton (@MikePeltonRTV6) February 16, 2017 Family tells me the viewing for the two Delphi teens killed this week will take place Saturday from 4-8p at Delphi High School. @rtv6— Mike Pelton (@MikePeltonRTV6) February 16, 2017 Here is the Monon High Bridge, where teens Abby Williams and Libby German were last seen alive Monday @rtv6 pic.twitter.com/yp5Na2eN3X— Mike Pelton (@MikePeltonRTV6) February 16, 2017 Based on “the way the bodies were found,” state police believe the girls were murdered, Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley told ABC News.So far, no one has been arrested. However, authorities have released an image of a man they believe is a person of interest in the double-homicide case.The man was photographed on a nature trail around the same time German and Williams were hiking before they disappeared, according to state police.“We are asking help from the public to help identify him so he can be contacted regarding what he might have seen,” state police said in a statement Wednesday.Investigators also told ABC News that a search warrant was executed at a home in Delphi on Thursday night, but it did not yield anything of value to the investigation.Meanwhile, the double-murder mystery has left the tight-knit community of Delphi heartbroken and fearful.“Delphi is one of the safest places, and now, to think something could have happened here in our own town — it’s scary,” resident Melissa Deal, a family friend of the two girls, told ABC News.Another family friend, Kevin Kolonginsky, told ABC News he was shocked that such a “horrible” thing could happen in the nature trail near the town. Volunteers are gathering at the Delphi Municipal Building to search for Abby & Libby. The 13 year old girls went missing yesterday. pic.twitter.com/89TuzGcarm— Jillian Deam (@JillianDeam) February 14, 2017 People are uneasy here, but businesses all over Delphi are showing support for Liberty German and Abigail Williams. pic.twitter.com/OKJdu0qd5z— Madeline Buckley (@Mabuckley88) February 17, 2017 “We have a wonderful trail system here, that’s one of the beautiful things about living here,” Kolonginsky said. “And this is as horrible a thing that could happen to an asset like that for a town and to the children of our town.”He said that “from now on, kids on trails will have their moms and dads with them.”Delphi’s mayor, Shane Evans, told ABC News Friday that the loss of German and Williams has been “surreal” for the city’s residents.“This is difficult time for everyone,” Evans said. “I think a double-homicide is rare anywhere, but it’s extremely rare for the city of Delphi.”The 27-year-old mayor said the last homicide in the city he could remember happened when he was in middle school.Evans said Delphi is a “generally very safe and friendly area” where “people wave when they see each other on the streets.”Despite the heartbreak, Evans said that the community has come closer together in “an outpouring of support” for each other, the girls and their families.Hundreds of people in Delphi and other communities in Carroll County showed up on Tuesday to try and help find the two girls after they were reported missing, according to Indiana State Police Sgt. Kim Riley. Brad Henry, a longtime friend of the Williams family, told WRTV that Williams was a wonderful young girl who was taken way too soon.“It’s tragic, and there are really no words to describe it,” Henry said. The lack of answers has the small community rattled the most, he noted.“It impacts everybody, especially if you have children,” Henry said. “People move away from the city to small towns to get away from this kind of thing, and you think it’s never going to happen and when it does it’s total chaos and it’s total shock.”Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.Powered by WPeMatico “You got to realize this is rural Indiana,” Riley told ABC News. “Most of the people born and raised here stay here. People are family. Everyone knows everyone.”News that the girls were found murdered really hit the community hard, according to Carroll County Sheriff Tobe Leazenby.“It’s not like anything we’ve had in our past,” Leazenby told ABC News. “This one has a different feel to it. These were wonderful girls … this was their innocence taken away from them at a very young age.”The mayor said that the city’s people will likely “continue to carry on, but with increased vigilance and more acute awareness of their surroundings in the interim.”“We all had hope we’d find the girls alive, but then that hope turned into sorrow when their bodies were found, and then that sorrow turned into frustration and anger for whoever did this,” he said.As law enforcement continue to work around-the-clock to find the girls’ killer, the community has set up several public events in the coming days to honor the lives of German and Williams. Viewings for both girls are being held on Feb. 18 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Delphi High School gymnasium, ABC’s Indianapolis affiliate WRTV reported. Related