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the league tough, just dont have too many wins to show for it.

in Freiwillige Challenges 28.05.2019 08:42
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SHANGHAI -- In one year, Li Haotong has gone from being a contender in the HSBC Champions to a superhero.At least on the stage.One tradition of this World Golf Championship, billed as Asias major, is for the top stars to gather in downtown Shanghai for a photo opportunity showing off the culture. A year ago, the best players took part in a Chinese drum ceremony on a hotel rooftop in the Bund district. The theme this year was superheroes descending on Shanghai. Henrik Stenson was The Machine. Bubba Watson was The Magician. Dustin Johnson was The Heat.And tournament organizers also brought along the 21-year-old Li. He was The Force.Tall and wiry, rarely without that contagious smile, Li doesnt look the part. As for his exploits on the golf course, hes getting there.Its interesting that Ive been named as `The Force, Li said with a laugh. On the other hand, its an honor to be the first Chinese player to be participating in the WGC-HSBC Champions opening ceremony. I wish to do better, keep doing better continuously, and hopefully build up the image of China golfers.He appears headed in that direction.Li was one shot out of the lead going into the final round at Sheshan International last year before closing with a 72 to tie for seventh with Jordan Spieth, the highest finish ever by a Chinese player in a World Golf Championship or PGA Tour event.He was playing on the Web.com Tour early last year when he came home and won the Volvo China Open on the European Tour, securing a two-year membership. That victory also was enough to qualify for the Olympics in Rio.Li returned to the European Tour and posted a pair of top-20 finishes, moving him up to No. 42 in the Race to Dubai.Asked about being in such elite company, Li raised his eyebrows and said, Elite company. What does this mean? And then he broke into laughter, as he so often does. He then explained that being in the company of such great players -- Rickie Fowler and defending champion Russell Knox were on stage with him Tuesday night -- was not going to be good enough for him to feel satisfied.Still a long way to go, he said. So I think I just try my best. I think just keep working hard and one day I will be there for sure. So lets see.It could be quite the test at Sheshan International. After a summer of extraordinary heat, the course was drenched with 5 inches of rain on the weekend, and then the pro-am was cut short Wednesday with another deluge. More rain is in the forecast Thursday.The field is the strongest ever for the HSBC Champions with 40 of the top 50 in the world, including all four major champions for the first time since 2011.Li practically grew up with this event, dating to when it was a European Tour stop when it began in 2005 through its transition to a WGC in 2009. He took part in the HSBC junior program and received an exemption at age 19. He closed with a 67 and tied Spieth and Jimmy Walker in 35th place.The difficulty level to win a WGC-HSBC Champions is basically equal to all the four majors because they all have the best lineup, Li said.He used to live in Howey-in-the-Hills, a tiny town outside Orlando, Florida, but since has moved.Too crowded, he said with another laugh.His sister lives in Rancho Cucamonga, so he stays with her when his schedule brings him to the U.S. He hopes to get a few sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour this year and earn enough FedEx Cup points to at least have a shot at the Web.com Tour Finals, his best path to a PGA Tour card. He still is exempt on the European Tour.I think this is a good way to go, he said. So lets see. Curry 1 Shoes For Sale .H. -- Matt Kenseth made it 2 for 2 in the Chase, holding off teammate Kyle Busch to win Sunday at New Hampshire Motor Speedway. Curry 6 Shoes For Sale . Toronto has dropped games to Indiana and Miami since a five-game winning streak and closed out a three-game road trip at 1-2. http://www.curryshoesclearance.com/ua-curry-2-shoes.html . Isner, ranked No. 14, won his eighth career singles title and took the title in New Zealand for the second time after his victory in 2010. The match was similar to Isners quarterfinal victory over fifth-seeded Philipp Kohlschreiber which went to three sets, all tiebreaks and contained no breaks of serve. Curry 6 Cheap . -- Teemu Selanne scored the first goal of his 22nd NHL season, and the Anaheim Ducks extended the best start in franchise history with their fifth straight victory, 3-2 over the Calgary Flames on Wednesday night. Stephen Curry 1 Low Shoes . Hazard cut in from the left and scored with a swerving right-footed shot for ninth goal of the season, which proved to be enough for the victory despite Chelseas forwards again lacking a cutting edge up front. NEW YORK -- Connecticut Sun coach Curt Miller knew his team might struggle in his first season on the bench.Despite not having as many victories as he would like, Miller believes the future is bright for the Sun (6-16).This break will be good for our young group as it gives us a chance to teach and build for the future, Miller said. The way the schedule has been packed in there hasnt been too much time to practice.The Sun knocked off Minnesota and took Los Angeles to overtime before falling to the team with the best record in the WNBA. Connecticut was also right there with New York before faltering late. Thats the top three teams in The Associated Press WNBA power poll .Were definitely improving, we just need to figure out a way to get over the hump more often, said Chiney Ogwumike.The 2014 rookie of the year has been a big reason for the Suns strong play lately. Shes averaged 17.2 points and 8.7 rebounds over her last five games. Ogwumike sat out 2015 rehabilitating from microfracture surgery and is starting to play like her old self.The Sun have been competitive in most of their games this season. They are 1/3 in overtime contests and have lost 11 by nine points or less.---POWER POLL: Los Angeles, Minnesota and New York have run away from the rest of the league. A look at this weeks WNBA poll:1. Los Angeles (20-2): The Sparks finally lost on the road after a record start. They close out the first part of the season with games at Indiana and Washington.2. Minnesota (19-4): A couple games off to rest her knee and Seimone Augustus is looking refreshed.3. New York (17-7): Five of the Libertys seven losses have come against Los Angeles and Minnesota. Looks like they might have to beat both of them to win the title4. Atlanta (12-11): A lost week turned around with a blowout of Los Angeles. Consistency has eluded the Dream this season.5. Chicago (10-12): A last-second shot by Elena Delle Donne saved the Sky from a historic collapse. They want tto reach .dddddddddddd500 by the Olympic break.6. Indiana (9-11): Tamika Catchings farewell tour will make its final regular season stop at Madison Square Garden on Thursday morning.7. Phoenix (10-13): The Mercury have just one game this week and will have Diana Taurasi back in the lineup after she had to sit a game for technical foul accumulation.8. Dallas (9-14): The break couldnt come at a better point for the Wings, who hope to have Glory Johnson back when its over. She broke a toe and is out 4-to-6 weeks.9. Washington (9-13): After a brutal road trip during which the Mystics went 0-5, theyll be happy to finish off the first part of their season with two home games against New York and Los Angeles.10. Seattle (8-14): Showed resiliency down 25 points to Chicago before falling on a last-second shot. Breanna Stewart and Jewell Loyd have them in the playoff hunt.11. Connecticut (6-16): Have played the top teams in the league tough, just dont have too many wins to show for it. Visit Dallas and Chicago this week.12. San Antonio (5-17): The break cant come fast enough for the last place Stars. San Antonio has lost its last two games by a combined 43 points.---PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Elena Delle Donne is starting to show the form that won her the leagues MVP last season. She averaged 24.7 points and 7.3 rebounds to help Chicago go 2-1 this week. She had a big 3-pointer over Breanna Stewart to stave off a crushing loss. She also surpassed the 2,000-point plateau becoming the third fastest player to reach that milestone. Other players receiving votes included Brittney Griner, Nneka Ogwumike and Maya Moore.---GAME OF THE WEEK: Sky at Mercury, 10 p.m. ET on Tuesday night. Its always exciting when Delle Donne and Brittney Griner play each other. The top two picks in the 2013 draft square off in a key pre-Olympic break game. ' ' '

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