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  • IMCA Modifieds race for $4,015 to win at Merced’s Egleston Tribute

    first_imgMERCED, Calif. – The IMCA Modified winner’s share of the Saturday, April 14 Bill Egleston Trib­ute at Merced Speedway now sits at a hefty $4,015.A large contingent of entries from across the Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region is expected to compete in the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. The runner-up earns $1,015 with a minimum of $125 paid to start.Also on the card are Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods in a $1,815 to win, minimum $75 to start main event.Pit gates open at 1 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4 p.m. Racing follows approximate 5 p.m. hot laps.Car and driver is $50. Pit passes are $40. Spectator admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors 62 and over, military personnel and students with ID, $5 for children ages 6-12 and free for five and under.The Egleston Tribute is a Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier. Modifieds and Northern SportMods chase IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, California State and track points; Modifieds also contend for regional points.Fellow racers and friends contributed to the purse for the event, held in honor of the late IMCA Modified driver. More information is on Facebook.last_img read more

  • Diakite set for Sunderland switch

    first_img Teenage Altrincham striker Duncan Watmore has already been added to the development squad, while Sunderland are understood to have completed much of the groundwork for swoops for Basle midfielder Cabral and Martimo defender Valentin Roberge. Defence will be a particular focus for Di Canio this summer with Titus Bramble and Matt Kilgallon due to formally part company with the club when their contracts expire at the end of next month, loan signing Danny Rose having returned to Tottenham and Phil Bardsley’s future uncertain after his infamous casino incident. Di Canio is also closing in on a move to appoint Inter Milan’s Valentino Angeloni as his new head of scouting. The Black Cats recently dispensed with the services of the vastly-experienced Bryan “Pop” Robson, and it is understood that Angeloni is being lined up as his replacement. Di Canio has wasted little time in recruiting his own staff having arrived at the Stadium of Light along with assistant manager Fabricio Piccareta and goalkeeping coach Domenico Doardo, and compatriot Roberto De Fanti is expected to take on the role of director of football. Angeloni was himself a professional player and made more than 350 career appearances after coming through the ranks at Sampdoria. He went on to work at Cremona, Torino and Udinese, but moved to Inter in March last year to head up the club’s scouting set-up. Press Association Sport understands the two clubs have reached agreement over a fee for the France-born 26-year-old. The Black Cats are yet to confirm the swoop, but the news is further evidence of manager Paolo Di Canio’s determination to rebuild the squad he inherited from Martin O’Neill as quickly as possible. Press Associationcenter_img Sunderland have agreed a deal with Lazio for central defender Modibo Diakite.last_img read more

  • No new worries for Koeman

    first_img Press Association The ex-Feyenoord boss admitted it will be “strange” to face two consecutive contests with Mark Hughes’ Stoke side – but said it will not affect selection. Southampton will take on Hull City three days after their midweek league cup clash with Stoke, and Koeman will seek consistency in selection over easing his players’ workload. “The most important is the first one,” said Koeman. “It’s a little bit strange playing twice against Stoke, then Hull away. “But we’d like to win them all. “In that case maybe I’ll make some changes for Wednesday, but I don’t make too many changes because we don’t have that big a group of players and we like to win. “Normally it’s possible to make two or three maximum changes, but that’s after Saturday – this first game is the most important.” Stoke manager Mark Hughes has warned Southampton counterpart Koeman to expect a far rougher ride this weekend compared to their recent stroll against Sunderland. Southampton have no new injury concerns ahead of three games in eight days. Koeman will make precious few changes for Wednesday’s immediate Capital One Cup rematch with Stoke, ahead of next weekend’s away league trip to Hull. On the back of a run of five wins in their last six league matches, Koeman’s side are a heady third in the table and will no doubt be confident of adding Stoke to their recent list of scalps. Hughes, though, has no doubt his side will give Southampton more of a run for their money, even though they were beaten 3-1 by Sunderland themselves just three weeks ago. “It was an outstanding result,” said Hughes of Southampton’s win over the Black Cats. “It doesn’t matter at what level you play. To beat another team 8-0 is an outstanding performance. “We go there with them on an obvious high given the performance and result, but we’re in a confident mood ourselves. “We won last time out, so we’d like to think we’ll make a better fist of it – should I suggest. “We’ll recognise the talent and ability they have in their squad, but we’ve plenty of that ourselves, so they know it will be a difficult game for them. “It’s up to us to make sure (the win over Sunderland) was a one-off performance and result, and is not something that will influence our game.” Back-to-back home wins – after starting the season with consecutive home defeats – have helped propel Stoke up to a respectable 10th in the table. Hughes feels after the early-season blip the critics were too hasty to write off his team, adding: “At the beginning of the year I think everybody’s view was shaped very, very quickly. “As a consequence of losing our first two home games people assumed we’d had a really poor start, which wasn’t really the case. “We’ve done okay, and now we’ve had back-to-back home wins which have really encouraged us, and we’ve been okay on our travels, probably better than we were this time last year. “So we’re quite happy with where we are at the moment.” Hughes goes into the game at St Mary’s without midfielder Glenn Whelan who has a fractured leg sustained on international duty, while full-back Phil Bardsley is doubtful with a back problem. Ronald Koeman can select the same squad that thumped Sunderland 8-0 for Saturday’s Premier League clash with Stoke at St Mary’s.last_img read more

  • Arsene Wenger wants new signing Mohamed Elneny to be more physical

    first_img “First of all we have only passed two rounds so there is a long way to go when you look at everybody still in there,” said Wenger of his side’s chances of winning the famous tournament of a third successive time. “We would love to do it but it is a long way to go. We are still in three competitions so we try to get a team out that has a chance to pass the round.” Calum Chambers opened the scoring after 19 minutes before Sam Vokes stunned the Emirates Stadium with an equaliser on the half-hour mark “We came here today and gave it a real go and showed what we’re all about,” Vokes said. “In the way we lined up we took the game to them and I think it was a great performance. “Obviously we lost 2-1 in the end but I think we can come away proud of that. We haven’t disgraced ourselves at all, we put in a great performance and that’s the kind of run we’re on and the confidence that’s in the team at the minute.” Press Association Arsene Wenger says new signing Mohamed Elneny must adapt quickly to the physical challenges presented by English football. Elneny, who arrived from Basle in a £5million deal earlier this month, made his Arsenal debut in their 2-1 FA Cup fourth-round victory over Burnley on Saturday. The Egyptian international completed the full 90 minutes for the Gunners, and while Wenger was pleased with his overall contribution, the Frenchman feels his new signing has to improve on the physical side of his game. “I felt he started a bit cautious and played a bit secure,” said Wenger of the 23-year-old midfielder. “But he became more adventurous, had some good shots on goal, and his mobility and his workrate was exceptional. “He needs to adjust to the power of the game in the Premier League, but this was a good welcome today and certainly he has learned a lot. “It will take him some time to adjust to the power side of our game here but his intelligence, mobility and the technical level are good.” Elneny was one of nine changes Wenger made to the starting XI that suffered a 1-0 defeat against Chelsea last Sunday. Alexis Sanchez, who scored the decisive goal in the second half, made his first start since November 29, while Francis Coquelin also returned after a lengthy injury lay-off. Tomas Rosicky came off the bench to make his first appearance of the season, but it was reported on Sunday that the injury-prone midfielder faces a month on the sidelines after suffering a thigh injury on his comeback. For Wenger, the Frenchman is bidding to become the most successful manager in the history of the FA Cup. last_img read more

  • Morocco win to set up crucial decider with Ivory Coast

    first_imgMOROCCO fought from a goal down to beat Togo at the Africa Cup of Nations yesterday and ensure they have control of their fate going into their final group game.The north African side are second in Group C with three points, one point more than third place Ivory Coast, whom they play in a crucial last match.Mathieu Dossevi put Togo in front with a low shot, but St Pauli forward Aziz Bouhaddouz headed in the equaliser.Wolves’ Romain Saiss nodded in and Youssef En-Nesyri fired in the third.Togo skipper Emmanuel Adebayor twice went close. He was denied by keeper Munir Mohan Mohamedi with the score 2-1 and also headed over a Dossevi cross early in the second half.Togo are bottom of the group with just one point, and must defeat DR Congo to have a chance of progressing.Both concluding Group C games will be played next Tuesday. (BBC Sport)last_img read more

  • Jalen Carey’s ankle sprain, Buddy Boeheim’s quick release and more from Syracuse’s intrasquad scrimmage

    first_imgAfter the first quarter of Syracuse’s now-annual preseason intrasquad scrimmage, SU head coach Jim Boeheim walked to the other side of the court to chat with senior center Paschal Chukwu. Orange associate head coach Adrian Autry, who headed the team opposite Boeheim, stood for most of the scrimmage and hollered observations from the sideline. At halftime, assistant coach Gerry McNamara gestured near the corner 3-point line, a clipboard in hand, and spoke with freshman Buddy Boeheim. The once-pep-rally-esque event held a couple of Fridays before the start of the regular season featured musical performances, team dances and slam-dunk contests. Not anymore.Here are three takeaways from the Orange vs. White scrimmage.Jalen Carey’s early exitAt the start of the third quarter, the Carrier Dome fell silent. The music stopped, fans hushed and several players huddled around freshman point guard Jalen Carey. In a seemingly relaxed scrimmage environment, Carey was hurt and on the ground. He pounded the court in frustration. He walked to the bench with the help of Brad Pike, Syracuse’s associate athletic director for sports medicine. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textCarey suffered a left ankle sprain, also known as a twisted or rolled ankle, an SU Athletics spokesman said. There is no general time frame for ankle sprains, as they range widely depending on the severity, according to WebMD. The healing timetable often ranges from a couple of days to a few weeks. Pike gave Carey ice to put on his ankle. A freshman guard from New York, New York, Carey had been seeing a heightened load in practice because last season’s starting point guard, senior Frank Howard, sustained a leg injury last month and has not practiced since. Howard is expected to return to practice in about three weeks, Boeheim said Friday. Buddy Boeheim’s strokeThe son of head coach Jim Boeheim, Buddy Boeheim offered an early display of his shooting prowess. He almost took the first shot of the scrimmage from the right wing, with junior guard Tyus Battle on him tight. But Boeheim pump-faked and didn’t knock down his first triple until later in the quarter, where he was able to put in two. Despite several misses, two things became clear: Boeheim’s not afraid to pull-up off the dribble and he has a quick, fluid release. At halftime, Boeheim beat Elijah Hughes 15-8 in a 60-second 3-point contest. In the next round, Boeheim made 16 3-pointers, tying him with Oshae Brissett. They went to a tiebreaker: half-court shots. Boeheim made his first attempt from the “S” logo at center court, generating the loudest cheers of the night. On Friday afternoon, Jim Boeheim said his son had been shooting well in practice thus far. There was little doubt, Syracuse players said Friday, about his ability to knock down open shots: He shot 55.9 percent at Peach Jam in summer 2017, a showing that put him on the radar and eventually landed him at Syracuse. He shot just shy of 50 percent during his last two years of high school. All of which points to what his role this season will be: centered on 3-point shooting. The starting fourFour of Syracuse’s five returning starters — excluding Howard — unofficially debuted their 2018-19 seasons Friday night. This was their first time playing in the public eye since their loss to Duke at the Sweet Sixteen in Omaha, Nebraska. Brissett, Battle and forward Marek Dolezaj all chipped in on the scoreboard, and Chukwu blocked two of Carey’s layup attempts. East Carolina transfer Elijah Hughes, who sat out last year due to NCAA rules, offered a smooth stroke and court awareness. Several times, the forward drove and dished to teammates cutting toward the basket for easy points. “Thank you all for coming,” Jim Boeheim said at the conclusion of the scrimmage. “See you all in a couple of weeks.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 12, 2018 at 9:05 pm Contact Matthew: | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

  • Abuja 2018: Win a Gold, Get N1m, Okowa Promises Team Delta

    first_imgOmon-Julius Onabu in AsabaDelta State Governor, Dr Ifeanyi Okowa, has promised Team Delta N1million for every gold the team wins at the National Sports Festival scheduled to kick off on Thursday, December 6, 2018 in Abuja.Okowa made the promise on Tuesday at the Stephen Keshi Stadium Asaba while addressing the state contingent shortly before their departure for the Federal Capital City. The governor also joined Team Delta in a prayer session before the team set out for festival tagged ‘Abuja 2018”.Addressing the contingent Okowa said, ”You have worked very hard in the last three weeks, it is time to harvest the medals.”You are Team Delta! Remember that there is no team that will be like Team Delta; and, I believe your coaches have been doing very well.”For every gold, you will get one million naira. So, if you are not prepared for gold, work harder to get gold. For every Silver medallist N500, 000 while every Bronze medallist will receive N250, 000.“We are the defending champion and the hands of God will bring back this trophy, because you are going to Abuja in the name of God and as you go forth, the Lord will not disappoint you. You must first believe in Him and I expect you, knowing that you are the defending champion, to return victorious. Be prayerful and confident.”Earlier, Chairman of Delta State Sports Commission, Mr Tonobok Okowa, while presenting the state’s sports ambassadors to the governor, said, “The National Sports Festival which has not been hosted for a long time will take place in Abuja from December 6th, we invited you (the governor) to talk to us as we depart for the championship. The trophy you are seeing here is what we are going to contest for. We are the defending champion and, by the grace of God, we will bring it back.”We are prepared; the team has been in camp for the past three weeks. We have world champions among us, and we are going to Abuja 2018 not only as champions but to come back as champions.”Chaplain of Government House Chapel, Venerable Charles Osemenem, in a brief sermon urged the team to rely on God and give Him the glory always.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

  • Domestic uncertainty sees Betaland look east

    first_img Related Articles Submit Share Industry leaders headline Betting on Sports 2019 conference June 10, 2019 AgiproNews Italian View – Glassia probe widens   October 8, 2019 Share International operators and speakers give Betting on Sports 2019 a global outlook July 17, 2019 StumbleUpon Carmelo MazzaDespite domestic political uncertainty dominating the Italian business agenda, the governance of Betaland will push ahead with its international expansion strategy.This week, Betaland’s operating company OIA Services communicated that it had retained the services of top Italian gaming lawyer Quirino Mancini of Tonucci & Partners, who will consult the operator on entering foreign jurisdiction and its licensing procedure.Seeking new ground, Betaland one of Italy’s legacy betting operators is reported to be targeting the Eastern European markets of Serbia, Slovenia and Montenegro.Updating the market Carmelo Mazza, OIA Services and Betland CEO, detailed “we don’t believe this is a step back from the Italian regulatory framework that we consider to be a robust long-term investment. Nor did the results of the general elections change our home market assessment. Instead, we are rather interested to find abroad new opportunities for innovation and growth for our services and products”.Mazza has not revealed any details regarding Betaland’s strategy for its proposed Eastern European entry, and whether OIA Services will look to operate its combined digital and retail betting services within the target markets.Italian sector analysts will be watching Betaland’s international movements closely. To date,  all Italian sports betting operators that have moved to expand abroad, have failed, quickly returning to their home market comforts.Italian stakeholders are intrigued as to why Carmelo Mazza believes he can break the mould with Betaland.last_img read more

  • Wolverine resident arrested for home invasion

    first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich — Troopers from the Michigan State Police Gaylord Post were dispatched to a residence on Ballard Street in Wolverine after receiving a complaint of a home invasion.46–year–old Donnie Poole of Wolverine was arrested on June 15th for home invasion and malicious destruction of property.Poole allegedly came to the residence to confront a man, hiding upstairs, about an incident involving several teenage girls.According to Lieutenant Derrick Carroll of Gaylord, it is not clear as to what transpired between the two men.Carroll said the incident resulted in Poole facing a couple of charges.He is currently out on bond and the incident is still under investigation.Poole has an upcoming court date of June 29th in Cheboygan County.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Flint resident drowns in the Au Sable RiverNext League of Women Voters shares important reminders ahead of the August 4 Primary Electionlast_img read more

  • Referee Cobbina banned for one year

    first_imgThe Ghana Football Association has banned referee Franklin Cobbina for one year with immediate effect for gross display of professional incompetence and also for refusing to appear before the Match Review Panel.The Executive Committee banned the referee on Thursday after he failed to honour an invitation and several calls by the Match Review Panel.Mr. Cobbina was to answer on his performance in the match between Guan United and Bechem United in the just-ended Zone 1 Middle League.The ban notwithstanding, he would have to appear before the Match Review Panel to answer on his performance in the said match before he can be reinstated as a referee.last_img read more