Sawgrass will see some glamour groupings over the first two days of the Players Championship.Rory McIlroy will be joined in a group with world number 1 Dustin Johnson, and the number 10 in the world – Justin Thomas.Shane Lowry will be alongside Danny Willett and Bill Haas. Photo © – Tipp FM Graeme McDowell’s playing partners will be Greg Chalmers and Emiliano Grillo.Reigning champion at Sawgrass Jason Day will be partnered by Henrik Stenson and Rickie Fowler.While Masters champion Sergio Garcia will be alongside Adam Scott and Matt Kuchar.
The Americans defeated New Zealand, Lithuania and Senegal by an average of 29 points. Their greatest concern in trying to regain the gold medal won in 2009, 2013 and 2015 is whether they can shoot well enough to win the biggest games. Their 3-point percentage of .204 ranks 15th out of 16 teams. Iowa State’s Tyrese Haliburton has been the team’s one consistent player from long range; he is 6 of 11 through three games, although he was scoreless against Senegal. 10 of the 12 players on the roster have not made even two 3-pointers.That could be problematic against a team such as France or Serbia, which were stuck together in Group D. Although Serbia finished pool play undefeated, same as the USA, they could meet in Saturday’s semifinal round. A balanced scoring effort led a dominant second half that dropped Senegal from a six-point deficit just minutes after halftime into an 87-58 defeat Tuesday in Crete, Greece. The U.S. got 14 points each from Jalen Suggs, a point guard from Minnehaha Academy in Minneapolis and Jalen Green, a wing from Prolific Prep in California, as well as 11 points and 9 rebounds from Purdue center Trevion Williams and 10 points from Oklahoma State guard Isaac Likekele. Mississippi State power forward Reggie Perry delivered 9 points and 8 rebounds for the U.S.MORE: Zion Williamson, Ja Morant listed as Rookie of the Year favoritesThe U.S. outscored Senegal by 27 points in the second half.The Americans did a poor job on the boards, allowing Senegal to bring down 31 offensive rebounds, 50 percent of the available total. They made up for that by forcing 27 turnovers. Three games. Three wins. Three blowouts. But that doesn’t make pool play of the 2019 FIBA U19 World Cup any different than most of these tournaments for the United States junior national team.What always has been decisive for USA Basketball has been the medal rounds, which start Wednesday, with the U.S. seeded as the No. 1 team in Group A against Group B fourth-place team Latvia. The Americans stand four wins from regaining the U19 world championship that has belonged to Canada since RJ Barrett beat them almost singlehandedly in 2017.
by, Kavan Peterson, Editor, ChangingAging.orgTweet7Share20ShareEmail27 Shares Gloria Burgess at the Second Wind Tour, SeattleI want to invite local readers in Seattle to an outstanding event next week celebrating life through music and song with the Northwest Center for Creative Aging (NWCCA).Celebrating life and aging through song may remind you of Dr. Bill Thomas’ Second Tour! That’s no coincidence as the NWCCA was our Seattle sponsor and next week’s event features our Seattle local speaker, Gloria Burgess, an award-winning performer, poet and storyteller.Many Second Wind participants were surprised by the power of the music in the second act of the performance. NWCCA captures the reason behind this perfectly in their Nov. 13 event:Singing together creates community, enhances our spiritual, emotional, and physical wellbeing and expresses the joy of being alive.Click on the flyer below to register, and if you don’t live in Seattle I still recommend visiting NWCCA and donating to their cause, they are one of the most outstanding pro-aging organizations in the country.I can say that because I got to work directly with nearly three dozen local organizations and advocates nationwide who are doing amazing things in their communities that are changing aging.I don’t want to short-change our national sponsors, who were indispensable, but local sponsors like NWCCA formed the backbone of the Tour and we never would have pulled it off without them.We’re currently laying the groundwork for a 2015 tour that will build off the momentum of Second Wind. Dr. Bill Thomas is working on building even bigger impact through both the arts and community engagement, so stay tuned for more details!Related PostsThe Most Important Film and Book on Dementia Are Now AvailableWhat’s new at ChangingAging? The big news coming off the Second Wind Tour is the July 18 theatrical debut of Alive Inside. Dr. Al Power has also has a new book and Seattle continues changing aging!A Roadtrip to Life ReimaginedAfter more than a decade living in Baltimore, I’m embarking on a great American cross-country road trip with my family this summer and moving into a new home in Seattle.It Takes a Village To Disrupt AgingThe coolest part of managing Dr. Bill Thomas’ Age of Disruption Tour is getting to take the pulse of 30 different communities nationwide and feel their excitement and learn about their efforts to change aging.Tweet7Share20ShareEmail27 SharesTags: Seattle Second Wind Tour