LUBEC — More than 700 runners are expected in Lubec and Campobello for the third annual Bay of Fundy International Marathon, Half-Marathon and 10K, on Sunday, June 28.The marathon and half-marathon runners start at West Quoddy Head Lighthouse in Lubec, the easternmost point in the U.S., and cross the FDR Memorial Bridge to Campobello Island, Canada. The finish line is on Lubec’s Water Street.The 10-kilometer race also starts at the lighthouse but is run wholly in the U.S.The marathon was established in 2013 and has gained a reputation among runners as a challenging course with friendly local volunteer support and enthusiastic spectators. The half-marathon is a new addition this year.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textLast year’s overall marathon winner, Ron Peck of Waterville, will be defending his title, and the 2013 female winner, Sarah Mulcahy of Baring Plantation, will be returning as well.Runners in the two longer races go through passport control in both the U.S. and Canada during pre-race registration, so crossing the border has no impact on their race time.Because of passport requirements, registration for the cross-border events has closed. 267 runners will compete in the marathon and 293 in the half-marathon. Competitors are coming from seven Canadian provinces and 35 U.S. states, including Alaska, plus the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico.Registration for the 10K remains open until June 27.More information is available at www.bayoffundymarathon.com.
By Nick MulvenneySYDNEY (Reuters) – Usman Khawaja hit a mammoth 171 and Shaun Marsh was approaching his sixth test century as Australia eased 133 runs ahead of England on 479 for four after the third day of the fifth Ashes clash on Saturday.Khawaja shared a stand of 188 with captain Steve Smith, who was dismissed just before lunch, and another of 101 with Marsh, who just missed out on his second hundred of the series in the over before stumps. Marsh will resume on 98 on day four with his brother Mitchell, who was 63 not out, as they look to bat the tourists out of the match and set up an opportunity for their bowlers to secure a win that would give Australia a 4-0 series triumph.The Marsh brothers combined for 104 in the final session and punished England with a flurry of boundaries in the last hour as the bowlers tired after a long day’s slog in bright sunshine at the Sydney Cricket Ground. It was Khawaja’s sure hand, though, that guided Australia past England’s tally of 346 after Mooen Ali (1-125) had stunned a packed house by moving the apparently unmoveable when he dismissed Smith caught and bowled for 83. ”It’s awesome,“ Khawaja said of his innings.”The SCG was where I grew up playing cricket for New South Wales and an Ashes century is something I have wanted for a long time and I haven’t been able to achieve, so it was very satisfying. “You don’t get to celebrate test centuries too much unless you’re Steve Smith. You’ve got to enjoy them when they come.” Smith had already scored three centuries, two of them unbeaten and one a double, in the series and although denied a fourth, walked off his home ground having amassed 687 runs at an average of 137.4 over the five tests.Khawaja had an lbw scare in the following over but was reprieved when TV pictures showed Mason Crane had bowled a no ball and he otherwise looked assured as he calmly totted up the runs in the face of some tight English bowling. fine stroke-player but considered suspect against spin bowling, Khawaja has had a stop-start career in the baggy green since making his debut at the SCG in the corresponding Ashes clash eight years ago. OVATION He wasted no time in knocking off the nine runs he needed to secure his maiden hundred against England at the start of the day, cutting Moeen for two before soaking up the ovation from a crowd largely clad in pink in support of Glenn McGrath’s cancer charity.Spinner Moeen was again bowling when he reached the 150-run mark, two consecutive fours to get over the mark a rare flourish in a 381-ball innings that contained 18 of them along with a solitary six.England captain Joe Root came closest to a breakthrough in the second session when Shaun Marsh, on 22, was given out caught behind only for the decision to be reversed when TV pictures showed a big gap between ball and bat.It was debutant leg-spinner Crane who finally ended the 31-year-old’s time out in the middle to claim his first test victim, beating the bat to leave Khawaja stranded and Jonny Bairstow with a simple stumping. Crane, 20, attracted the ire of the crowd with his habit of pulling out of his run-up but kept his head up despite finishing with figures of 1-125. It was a very good day on the decision review system for Australia with Mitchell Marsh also reversing a late lbw decision after the snicko revealed an inside edge.“It was pretty tough,” said Bairstow. “We’re 150 overs into the innings so there’s going to be a few tired bodies but I thought the way the guys toiled out there and worked hard was really impressive.” Australia won back the Ashes with victories in the first three matches in Brisbane, Adelaide and Perth with the fourth test in Melbourne finishing in a draw last week.ENGLAND 1st innings (346)Australia 1st innings (overnight) 193 for 2 Bancroft b Broad 0 Warner c Bairstow b Anderson 56 Khawaja st Bairstow b Crane 171 Smith c&b Ali (c) 83 Marsh not out 98 Marsh not out 63Extras: (b-2,lb 3 1w, 2nb-) 8Total: Four wickets (157.0 overs) 479Fall of wickets: 1-1, 2-86 , 3-274, 4-375Bowling: J. Anderson 30-11-52-1, S. Broad 23-2-70-1, M. Ali 37-9-125-1, T. Curran 20.-2-71-0, M. Crane 39-3-135-1, J. Root 8-3-21-0.
Cameron Champ earned a commanding three-stroke lead after the third round of the Safeway Open.American Champ carded a 5-under 67 in the penultimate round at Silverado Country Club on Saturday. Winner of last year’s Sanderson Farms Championship, Champ — seeking his second PGA Tour title — was flawless as he holed five birdies in Napa, California.Champ improved to 14 under through 54 holes, ahead of last week’s Sanderson Farms Championship winner Sebastian Munoz (67), Adam Hadwin (67) and Nick Taylor (70).Yardage of every tee shot from @Cameron__Champ on Saturday:349314280323315237338286323343232372251334 pic.twitter.com/OcgJ9gIVVY— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 29, 2019Justin Thomas — winner of the 2017 FedEx Cup and US PGA Championship — is a stroke further back following his 1-under 71.Thomas was among five players tied for third heading into Day 3, however, the American star was unable to maintain that charge. A second 71 saw Thomas fall into a tie for fifth alongside Chez Reavie (69), Collin Morikawa (70) and Nick Watney (72), who was two shots off the pace at the start of the round.From distance. @JustinThomas34 is just two back @SafewayOpen.#LiveUnderPar pic.twitter.com/5ddg6Bk39f— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 28, 2019Overnight leader Bryson DeChambeau endured a forgettable round as he slid down the leaderboard following a 4-over 76.A five-time winner on the PGA Tour, DeChambeau held a two-stroke lead when he teed off but the American had a double bogey and two bogeys to be six shots adrift.