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Nasa Hataoka wins rain-shortened Marathon LPGA Classic



Nasa Hataoka hit two shots on Sunday at the Marathon LPGA Classic before play was suspended. She required a 40-minute rest in her vehicle, drank some espresso and paid attention to music prior to getting out to extend.

And afterward, unexpectedly, Hataoka was by and by a champ on the LPGA without hitting one more shot. After downpour soaked Highland Meadows Golf Club for quite a long time, the LPGA shortened the event to 54 openings. Hataoka gathered her fourth LPGA title and her first since 2019.

“Not being able to win recently I was kind of losing my confidence,” said the Japanese star through an interpreter, “but I guess this win is really giving me confidence.”

Play on Sunday started at 7 a.m. also, was suspended at 9:40 a.m. Hataoka, 22, completed at 19 under, six strokes in front of Americans Elizabeth Szokol and Mina Harigae, who acquired the best completion of their LPGA vocations.

“Unfortunately, at about 9:40, just with the amount of rain that we had we started losing some greens,” Donna Mummert, LPGA senior manager of rules and competition told Golf Channel. “That’s what took us down this morning and rain just continued and here we are. We went back out a couple times thinking we were going to catch a break. Fairways were ultimately what made the decision for us.”

Because of a Monday forecast that called for more downpour and storms in the more prominent Toledo region, authorities discovered that Monday was impossible. The following week’s Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational starts on Wednesday in Midland, Michigan.

Hataoka played with a pink ribbon on her cap on the side of Jane Park and Pete Godfrey, whose 10-month-old little girl Grace stays in basic condition in Texas. Hataoka gave $1,000 to the GoFundMe account set up by Park’s dear companion and individual visit player Tiffany Joh. Up until now, $78,445 has been brought up in help.

“I know Jane and I also know Pete very well,” said Hataoka, “so it was really, really sad to hear the condition of her little baby.

“I’m just going to wish them best for them and hope that we can meet up again.”

Hataoka started the Marathon with a rankling 10-under 61 and her 19-under 194 set the competition’s 54-opening scoring record. The past characteristic of 195 was set multiple times – Se Ri Pak (1998), Paula Creamer (2008) and Eunjung Yi (2009). Every one of the three players proceeded to win the competition.

Hataoka credited her new work for Gary Gilchrist on distance control with her irons for checking a profession best 61 Thursday that remembered six successive birdies for Nos. 15-2. (She began the back nine.)

Hataoka tied Hiromi Kobayashi for the third-most triumphs by a Japanese player, behind Ayako Okamoto (17) and Ai Miyazato (9). The triumph looks good for Japan’s highest level player in front of the Summer Games in Tokyo.

“I’m really, really going to work hard to represent all the Japanese golfers that couldn’t make it to the tournament and go for the gold,” said Hataoka, who was baffled to discover that fans won’t be permitted at the Olympics after Japan pronounced a highly sensitive situation because of COVID-19.

Hataoka lost in a playoff to Yuka Saso last month at the U.S. Ladies’ Open and played with an Olympic Club ball-marker in Toledo.

“I think I’m using it to remind myself that I’m not going to go through that kind of situation and I’m just going to keep going,” she said. “Every time I look at it, it reminds me to just keep going and go for a win. That’s what I use it for.”

One week from now, Hataoka will collaborate with Lexi Thompson at the Dow, however not will progress forward to the Amundi Evian Championship in France. Five top-15 parts on the planet are avoiding the visit’s next major, including Danielle Kang, Hannah Green and Saso.

“It was a really hard decision for me whether to play Evian or not. Because Olympics was my dream to be able to play in it, I decided to go back early and get ready for the Olympics,” Hataoka said.

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Tokyo Olympics: Momiji Nishiya, 13, became Japan’s first gold medal winner in Skateboarding



Thirteen-year-old Momiji Nishiya amazed during the Olympic women’s skateboarding street competition. She coasted through a recreation center of rails, ramps and stairs meant to mimic city street parks at the Ariake Urban Sports Park.

At the point when she completed, she became Japan’s most youthful ever gold medal winner and one of the most youthful Olympic champions ever.

Nishiya’s success likewise sealed Japan’s mastery of the street competition. It appeared at these Summer Olympics and coordinators trust it mixes the global sports with youthful energy. Truth be told, half of the women in the eight-skateboarder last were 16 or more younger.

Brazil’s Rayssa Leal, a couple of months more younger than Nishiya took silver and another Japanese skateboarder Funa Nakayama won bronze. Nishiya’s triumph came the day after Japan’s Yuto Horigome took the gold in the men’s street competition.

The game is one of a few new games at the Olympics this year including surfing, three on three b-ball and rock climbing.

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Melvin Ingram is signing a one-year deal with Pittsburgh Steelers



Melvin Ingram’s first genuine taste of free agency endured well into July. It arrived at its decision Monday, with perfect timing to get pressed for a transition to western Pennsylvania.

Ingram is signing a one-year deal the Pittsburgh Steelers, NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport announced. The signing came following Ingram’s Monday visit with the club.

Ingram had likewise attracted interest from the Chiefs and Dolphins this offseason, and will fill a hired soldier like requirement for the Steelers. Pittsburgh was looking for a veteran contributor on the edge following the free-specialist takeoff of Bud Dupree , while Ingram was in quest for work in the wake of going through his whole nine-year NFL career in Southern California with the Chargers.

Ingram is one sack short of 50 for his career, and with an opportunity to play inverse T.J. Watt, it’s probably he’ll arrive at that achievement in 2021, if he can stay sound. Ingram was limited to seven games last season because of a determined knee issue in 2020, his last mission with the Chargers.

With Ingram having signed on the dotted line, all that is left for the veteran to finish is a proficient move to Pittsburgh. Steelers rookies on the block and veterans report to training camp Wednesday.

Somewhere else in NFL news Monday:

  • Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle Michael Pierce experienced a calf injury while preparing this late spring and his accessibility for the beginning of camp is in question, Rapoport detailed, per a source educated regarding the circumstance. Penetrate could miss time during camp, yet the injury isn’t required to save him off the field for the 2021 ordinary season. It’s a fascinating if not disappointing piece of information for Pierce, who was a critical expansion to the Vikings’ list over a year prior however presently can’t seem to play a game for Minnesota. In the wake of filling in as a dependably successful inside safeguard for Baltimore, Pierce marked a three-year, $27 million arrangement with the Vikings in March of 2020, however quit the 2020 season because of the COVID-19 pandemic. He’s met another obstacle not long before the beginning of camp in 2021.

In the midst of distress over his agreement, New England Patriots star cornerback Stephon Gilmore is available to a multi-year expansion or a one-year hop in compensation for 2021, NFL Network’s Mike Giardi revealed. The lasting Pro Bowler is set to make $7 million in what is the last year of his arrangement, definitely not exactly remarkable friends at his position. He’s because of report to instructional course July 27, giving the two sides to pound out an understanding, Giardi added.

  • Geno Atkins is as yet searching for another group. He’ll begin effectively looking in no time. The previous Cincinnati Bengals guarded tackle was cleared for all football movement in mid-June, Rapoport revealed, in the wake of experiencing a torn rotator sleeve last season. Atkins, 33, will start taking visits and gauging interest from groups soon, Rapoport added. The veteran DT had spent the whole of his 11-year profession in Cincinnati prior to being delivered in March.
  • The Jacksonville Jaguars consented to terms with first-round running back Travis Etienne on his four-year freshman arrangement, Rapoport detailed.
  • The Miami Dolphins marked tackle Timon Parris. The 25-year-old hostile lineman went through last season with Washington and has played four vocation games.

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Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen wins British Grand Prix after high-speed collision



Formula One world champion Lewis Hamilton and Max Verstappen, who is leading the drivers’ title this season, were engaged with a high-speed collision on the initial lap of the British Grand Prix on Sunday.

Hamilton was given a time penalty however in a dramatic conclusion to the race, the Mercedes driver overtook Charles Leclerc two laps from the finish to get his eighth British GP victory and reinvigorate his title defense.

Hamilton caused various endeavors to overtake Verstappen on that first lap and when the drivers showed up at Silverstone’s Copse Corner, the Briton’s front-left wheel contacted the Red Bull driver’s back-right tire.

Verstappen spun off the track and across the gravel prior to colliding with the boundaries, however the Dutchman had the option to leave his wrecked car.

The race was suspended with Ferrari’s Leclerc ahead of the lead.

“Following an assessment by the trackside doctors at Silverstone Circuit Medical Centre, Max Verstappen has been taken to a local hospital for further precautionary tests,” tweeted Red Bull later on Sunday.

Verstappen tweeted from hospital that he was “ok” and that he trusted Hamilton’s festivals subsequently to be “disrespectful.”

“Glad I’m ok. Very disappointed with being taken out like this,” he said.

“The penalty given does not help us and doesn’t do justice to the dangerous move Lewis made on track. Watching the celebrations while still in hospital is disrespectful and unsportsmanlike behavior but we move on.”

‘Desperate move’

Red Bull team principal Christian Horner said Hamilton had been “completely out of order.”

“Everyone who’s driven that corner knows you don’t stick a wheel up the inside at Copse,” Horner told Channel 4. “He’s put him in the fence. Thank god he’s not been hurt. It was a desperate move.”

Race stewards then, at that point gave Hamilton a 10-second punishment for the occurrence with Verstappen.

“I was ahead coming in there,” said Hamilton in a radio call with his team. “It was my line. I was giving the guy space.”

In spite of the penalty, Hamilton pursued down Leclerc and on lap 50 swept past the Ferrari – on Copse Corner, everything being equal, – to start to lead the pack and afterward secure his 99th race triumph, with the Briton’s Mercedes partner Valtteri Bottas finishing third.

Hamilton’s win gave him 25 points to put him only eight behind Verstappen in the drivers’ standings.

Sunday’s race was gone to by 140,000 individuals, as per organizers at Silverstone.

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