Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra wins Eurovision amid war
Italy Eurovision Song Grand Final Kalush Orchestra from Ukraine celebrate after winning the Grand Final of the Eurovision Song Contest at Palaolimpico arena, in Turin, Italy, Saturday, May 14, 2022. (AP Photo/Luca Bruno) (Luca Bruno)TURIN, Italy — (AP) — Ukrainian band Kalush Orchestra won the Eurovision Song Contest in the early hours of Sunday in a clear show of popular support for the war-ravaged nation that went beyond the music. He underlined “Ukrainian Mariupol,” adding: “free, peaceful, rebuilt!”"Thank you for the victory, Kalush Orchestra and everyone who voted for us!,'' Zelenskyy said in a post on Telegram messaging app. Kalush Orchestra itself is a cultural project that includes folklore experts and mixes traditional folk melodies and contemporary hip hop in a purposeful defense of Ukrainian culture. The six-member, all-male band received special permission to leave the country to represent Ukraine and Ukrainian culture at the music contest.wftv.com
Jones survives a challenging day, takes 3-shot lead at Honda
“I'm happy to go low with the ball flight and I'm probably a little more conservative when the wind is up," Jones said. That’s when his woes started, and what became a nine-shot turnaround between he and Jones began. Jones grabbed a share of the lead with a birdie at the par-4 14th. And when Wise made bogey at the par-3 15th, Jones was the outright leader again. “Just keep doing what I'm doing," Jones said.
Wise takes three-shot lead at midway point of Honda Classic
Wise shot his second straight 6-under 64 on Friday to take a three-stroke lead into the weekend at the Honda Classic. The 128 total is the lowest 36-hole score at PGA National since the tournament moved there 15 years ago — and marks the first 36-hole lead of Wise’s PGA Tour career. Wise birdied the last to finish off the 64, the eighth round of 64 or lower surrendered by PGA National this week. He opened with a 69, then shot 62 — the fourth score that low in Honda history at PGA National — Friday. Jones (61), Wise (64) and Russell Henley (64) had the 64s or better Thursday; Hagy, Ryder, Wise, Brice Garnett (64) and Stewart Cink (64) had them Friday.
PGA golfer from Winter Park reacts to news after Tiger Woods injured in crash
WINTER PARK, Fla. – The golf world is reacting to the crash of one of the biggest stars to ever play the game. Law enforcement in Los Angeles County said Tiger Woods was behind the wheel of a single-vehicle crash that resulted in the SUV overturning several times. AdWith Woods’ influence on the game, Winter Park native turned professional golfer Sam Ryder said Tiger influenced him to play the sport. “I think he’s one of the biggest reasons why I play on the PGA tour right now,” Ryder said. Ryder said in elementary school, he wrote a book report on a Tiger Woods biography, adding that he’s hopeful for his recovery.