Free Kutz 4 Kidz haircuts draw hundreds to downtown San Jose

SAN JOSE — The Kutz4Kidz free haircuts event in downtown San Jose, which drew hundreds on Sunday, was organized with a sports motto in mind that was made famous by Hall of Fame receiver Jerry Rice: Look good, feel good, play good.

“The idea is to help kids with their self-esteem,” said Dave Diggs, owner of The Barbers Inc. Barbershop on East Santa Clara Street in downtown San Jose. “With school starting, the idea is that if you look good, you’ll feel better about yourself, and you’ll do better in school.”

It was the 6th annual Kutz4Kidz free haircut day hosted by Barbers Inc. Barbershop. The biggest crowd for the free haircuts in the past was 150. Sunday’s event attracted well over 400 people, Diggs estimated. At least 380 people pre-registered for the event, and dozens more arrived early as walk-ins.

“It’s overwhelming and awesome at the same time,” Diggs said, reacting to the throngs of parents and children.

The free haircuts, which were accompanied by free backpacks filled with an array of school supplies, also seemed to be a reminder of the challenges that more than a few Bay Area residents face amid an economic boom that has driven wages — and home prices — skyward.

“It’s unaffordable to live in the Bay Area and this is a great way to give back to the community,” said Nicole Barber, a San Jose resident and single mother of three who obtained free haircuts for her trio of children. One of her kids, Tre’von, a second grader, said he liked getting a haircut even if the trim was a reminder of being back in school.

Diggs pointed out that with his regular fee of $30 for a child’s haircut, parents could easily save, including the value of the backpack and school supplies, $100 or more with the …read more

Source:: The Mercury News – Business

      

Real Madrid wins Spanish league opener without Ronaldo

MADRID — Gareth Bale is doing his part to help Real Madrid get over Cristiano Ronaldo’s departure.

Bale scored in Madrid’s Spanish league opener and set up the other goal in a 2-0 win over Getafe on Sunday.

Dani Carvajal also scored for Madrid, which for the first time in nearly a decade started its league campaign without Ronaldo, the club’s greatest goal-scorer.

Bale, who hadn’t played much while Ronaldo was still on the team before he moved to Juventus in the off-season, scored in the 51st minute with a shot from inside the area after a well-placed cross by Marco Asensio.

Bale had already struck the crossbar with a 16th-minute header, and a few minutes later he provided the cross that led to Carvajal’s goal after Getafe goalkeeper David Soria failed to fully clear the ball.

Bale didn’t have many chances as a starter under coach Zinedine Zidane, but is likely to gain a bigger role as new manager Julen Lopetegui deals with Ronaldo’s absence and the lack of major signings by the club.

Bale received a loud ovation by the crowd at the Santiago Bernabeu Stadium when he was substituted by Lucas Vazquez in the 77th minute.

Madrid started its season with a loss to city rival Atletico Madrid in the UEFA Super Cup final. It was only third in the league last season, behind Atletico and champion Barcelona.

Barcelona opened with a 3-0 win over Alaves at Camp Nou Stadium on Saturday, with a pair of goals by Lionel Messi.

Atletico Madrid visits Valencia on Monday.

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Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

Brandt Snedeker wins Wyndham Championship by 3 strokes

GREENSBORO, N.C. — Brandt Snedeker won the Wyndham Championship on Sunday for his ninth PGA Tour title, four days after opening with an 11-under 59.

Snedeker closed with a 65 for a three-stroke victory in the regular-season finale, breaking a tie with C.T. Pan on the final hole with a birdie and Pan’s double bogey in the group ahead.

Snedeker finished at 21-under 259 for his first win since 2016 and his second at the tournament, but first at Sedgefield Country Club.

Pan shot a 66 to tie for second with Webb Simpson.

Simpson matched his career-best with a 62.

Snedeker opened the tournament with the 59 that made him the first tour player this year and just the 10th ever to break 60, then on the final day played 29 holes at 5 under to seal it.

He was never in danger of missing the Fed Ex Cup playoffs for the first time in his career, but the victory gave him a huge jump on the points list. He climbed 50 spots to No. 30 on the list, after arriving at 80th — which would have been his lowest finish.

For a while, it looked like it might come down to a playoff between Pan and Snedeker, who were even at 20 under entering Pan’s final hole.

But the 26-year-old from Taiwan ran into big trouble: Playing in the threesome immediately ahead of Snedeker, Pan shanked his tee shot out of bounds off a cart path down the right side of the fairway and needed four shots, including the penalty stroke, to reach the green on the par 4.

With the victory …read more

Source:: Sportsnet.ca

      

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