Rome, March 12 - Champion Francesco "Chicco" Molinari ranks seventh in the Official World Golf Ranking, up three spots after a win at the Arnold Palmer Invitational. And he is now aiming for the top. Franco Chimenti, president of the Italian Golf Federation, says he is sure that "he will soon become number one". Giovanni Malago', the president of the Italian Olympic Committee (CONI), says he has no words left to praise the golfer's achievements: "I don't have any more words to celebrate his strength". "Chicco is increasingly a first-rate star in golf", he added. "America too is at his feet - the US press is crowning the Italian". Golf Channel, a very important broadcaster for golf, calls him a "clutch player". The broadcaster said the 36-year-old is continuing to play "the best golf of his career", proving he can always win. His rivals have also praised him. Tommy Fleetwood, a friend and a protagonist of the European success in the Ryder Cup together with the champion of the Race to … [Read more...] about Golf: Molinari aims to become No. 1 in world ranking
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Leicester has hit the headlines across the globe in 2018 with some major news stories on our doorstep. Chief among them was the tragic events of October 27, when five people including Leicester City's chairman Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha lost their lives when the owner's helicopter crashed outside the King power Stadium. The huge explosion in Hinckley Road in February - and the subsequent murder convictions this month - sent shockwaves throughout the city. And the death of Bill Maynard saw a huge outpouring of grief and affection. But there was plenty to celebrate, including Royal visits, scores of new shops and restaurants opening, and of course, if you had forgotten, the days and days summer heatwave. Here reporter Tom Mack runs through a year in news. JANUARY As 2018 began, the New Year was not a great time for Leicester’s X Factor hero Sam Bailey, who was knocked out cold by the ladder to her loft . The singer was unable to perform in the De Montfort Hall panto after the … [Read more...] about Blasts, Royals, snow and the World Cup: A year in Leicester
They played “Football’s Coming Home” at the final whistle and why not? This is not about triumphalism, arrogance or presumption. It is about enjoying a young England team enjoying themselves under a young England manager in front of a Wembley full-house. It is about continuing to restore a sense of fun, a warm-glow, around England. It is about the depth of belief and desire to overturn a deficit against the nation who denied England a place in the World Cup Final. The prize this time was nowhere near the same scale as that tournament but, by beating Croatia, England have won their Nations League group and will go forward as one of four teams to the finals in Portugal next June. They finish ahead of Spain and they relegate Croatia which does not provide any revenge for losing in Moscow last July but, well, will do for now. This was a tough group. The Croatians were riled – or pretended to be riled – by “Football’s Coming Home” out in … [Read more...] about Harry Kane gives England battling win over Croatia and Nations League qualification
Opinion PUBLISHED: 17:25 15 November 2018 | UPDATED: 17:33 15 November 2018 Andy Warren Which team has the best kit in the Championship? Archant We’ve ranked the home kits of all 24 Championship teams. So who comes out on top? Bolton Wanderers' Jason Lowe. Picture: PA24th - Bolton WanderersI don’t know what it is about Bolton kits but they never seem to hit the mark. Here’s what I wrote about Bolton’s effort last season: ‘Since relegation from the Premier League and their parting with Reebok, both in terms of stadium sponsorship and kit design, there has been a drop in standards. This version isn’t offensive but it’s cluttered and has too many different colours distracting from their classic white shirts.’The same applies this time but while the quality of the league has risen, the Trotters have stood still.Preston North End's Callum Robinson celebrates. Picture: PA23rd - PrestonNorth End are another … [Read more...] about All 24 Championship home kits ranked from worst to first… so how do Ipswich fare this year?
PUBLISHED: 18:02 13 November 2018 | UPDATED: 18:02 13 November 2018 Megan Aldous Suffolk's most inspirational women Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWN Archant This is a list that Suffolk should be proud of - 100 women who are positive role models for future generations, women who have achieved success in a diverse range of fields from business, the arts, sport and education to the third sector. Goldie Sayers , Team GB Javelin Thrower and one of Suffolk's 100 Inspiring Women speaking at the event Picture: SARAH LUCY BROWNThe list was put together by a panel of judges this summer after we asked readers for their nominations. Here we celebrate the women who have make us proud to be from Suffolk.Jenna Ackerley, Events Under Canvas: A Felixstowe girl originally, 38-year-old Jenna now lives in East Bergholt with her husband and two young children, operating her business, Events Under Canvas, from Capel St Mary. While travelling in her 20s, Jenna began a recruitment … [Read more...] about Meet 100 of Suffolk’s most inspirational women