Four new winners in Thunder Series during Osborne County Fair

first_imgBy Mike HughesOSBORNE, Kan. (July 27)—The Kansas Thunder Series moved to Osborne Speedway for racing ac­tion during the Osborne County Fair and the Wednesday night program saw all new series win­ners.Mike Petersilie led all 15 laps of the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified feature. Tanner Black chased Petersilie the entire distance but had to settle for the runner-up spot. Don Geist was third, trailed by Jesse Richter and Joe Cleveland.Chad Sterling took command of the 15-lap IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature on lap 12 from Kyle Pfeifer and held on for a trip to the winner’s circle. Following Pfeifer to the finish line were Nolan Remus, Dustin McClurg and Colin Heim.Zach Olmstead made a late-race pass of Colton Pfeifer to pick up the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win. Brady Bencken was third, followed by Shay Simoneau and Travis Coop.Tyler Watts took the lead from Tracy Holloway in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature on lap four and pulled away for the win. Holloway held on for second, followed by Tanner Porten­ier, Daniel Gottschalk and Logan Thomsen.Races Thursday night were canceled when storms passed through. The series now moves to Elmwood Park Speedway in Norton this Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Race time each night is 7 p.m.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Mike Petersilie; 2. Tanner Black; 3. Don Geist; 4. Jesse Richter; 5. Joe Cleveland; 6. Clay Money; 7. Marty Clark; 8. Larry Sutton; 9. Brian Calhoon; 10. Jeff Walters; 11. Cody Gear­hart; 12. Tyler Frye; 13. Tim Watts; 14. Kyle Rohleder; 15. Kaid Calhoon; 16. Randy Wilson.Stock Cars – 1. Chad Sterling; 2. Kyle Pfeifer; 3. Nolan Remus; 4. Dustin McClurg; 5. Colin Heim; 6. Chase Conaway; 7. Casey Woken; 8. Shaylon Holloway; 9. Tanner Portenier; 10. Tony Blickenstaff; 11. Jeff Wessling; 12. Darin Racek; 13. Jason Schoenberger; 14. Arnold Williams.Hobby Stocks – 1. Zach Olmstead; 2. Colton Pfeifer; 3. Brady Bencken; 4. Shay Simoneau; 5. Travis Coop; 6. Jeromy Wagner; 7. Brady Larkins; 8. Spencer Hilbrink; 9. Brett Henke; 10. Rhett Kingsbury; 11. Nicole Woods; 12. Cody Williams; 13. Justin Rohr; 14. Wade Wagenblast; 15. T.C. McKain.Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Watts; 2. Tracy Holloway; 3. Tanner Portenier; 4. Daniel Gottschalk; 5. Logan Thomsen; 6. Brian Davidson; 7. Pat Bedore; 8. Troy Attwood; 9. Kyle Pfeifer; 10. Kamren Gruber.last_img read more

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FA probes Rooney coin throwers

first_img Press Association Palace are unlikely to be charged unless the investigation decides the club was negligent – the main aim of the probe is to see if any of the people who threw coins or other items at the England striker can be identified from CCTV footage. Any fan throwing coins faces a potentially lengthy banning order from magistrates. United defender Rio Ferdinand suffered a cut above the eye after being struck by a coin during a derby match at Manchester City in December 2012. Police are still looking into Theo Walcott being targeted by missiles during the Arsenal’s FA Cup third round victory against Tottenham last month. The Football Association has launched an investigation into the coin-throwing at Wayne Rooney at the weekend with the aim of identifying the culprits.center_img Rooney was targeted during Manchester United’s match at Crystal Palace and drew the referee’s attention to missiles being thrown at him. The FA had a crowd control adviser at the game and is waiting for a report into the incidents. It is also contacting Crystal Place to ask for their observations and speaking to the police in charge of security inside the ground. last_img read more

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Allardyce laments West Ham lapse

first_img Allardyce added: “If we had concentrated better in those (last) minutes, we would be sitting on our greatest total and finish ever in the (Premier) League. “Instead we are scratching our heads on when are we going to finish a game out again. I thought we were going to do it today, but finished miserably in the end over just a few seconds.” Allardyce is out of contract in the summer, with the club’s owners yet to decide in which direction they want to take West Ham ahead of their move to the Olympic Stadium. The 60-year-old, though, intends to remain professional in his approach over the final matches of a campaign which had earlier promised so much. “It depends on what you say. Do you say what is the overall season like? It should be 50 points, it should be very, very good. It is small margins of victories to draws and draws to defeat,” Allardyce added. “In the judgement at the end of the season, or if not what happens before that, then we talk about what we are doing going forwards. “We are still on course to beat the best points record we have had, but we are making it hugely difficult for ourselves now when we really should be coasting instead of looking forward to every game we are playing.” Senegal forward Sakho limped off in the second half, and if the problem proves serious, he might not recover before the end of the campaign. Allardyce said: “If it is a grade one off the scan, then it could be two to three weeks, if it is more, then you would be lucky to see him again this season, which is a massive blow but we have to deal with it.” Stoke boss Mark Hughes felt his side had done more than enough to end a run of three straight defeats. “We are thankful for small mercies, because we did not think we were going to get what we deserved,” he said. “I thought we totally dominated the game and should have won it by a country mile. “We had the setback from the great free-kick early in the game, and it is difficult when you are the away side to come back. “We showed great resilience and stuck at it, trying to create things, but just lacked that bit of quality at the top end. “If one of our disallowed goals had counted, I think we would still have had time to go on and win the game. “We want to better last season’s total and are determined now to get something out of all of the matches we have left.” The Irons looked to have done enough to battle to victory after taking an early lead through a superb free-kick by full-back Aaron Creswell. However, after seeing two efforts from Marko Arnautovic ruled out for offside and a header by substitute Mame Diouf hit the post, the visitors snatched a deserved point five minutes into stoppage time when the Austrian forward crashed the ball into the far corner. West Ham remain in the top 10, but Allardyce knows their position should have been much more comfortable after witnessing yet another late capitulation from a positive position. “You have to give Stoke a bit of credit, but from our point of view, we did not play as well as we can,” said Allardyce, who revealed striker Diafra Sakho is set for a spell on the sidelines with a thigh injury. “It was not about us playing well or not, it was about winning and we had got ourselves into a fantastic position “When you are less than 30 seconds away from winning the game and you don’t, that is the ultimate blow. “We are very nervous on that stage based on what happened before. “We should be on 50 points now, we have thrown away seven points in two minutes or less over four games. “We cant find the right key elements to see the game out and leave ourselves on a nervous edge by having a little bit of panic in what we are trying to do which is coping with the opposition when they have to take more risks, playing more direct. “While it was a very good goal, we should have dealt with it and kept possession better, using your intelligence to make sure you are doing it.” West Ham manager Sam Allardyce lamented his side’s ‘nerves and panic’ which saw Stoke snatch a dramatic equaliser deep into stoppage time to earn a 1-1 draw at the Boleyn Ground. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Teen in critical condition after being shot at while in vehicle with mother

first_imgAuthorities in Miami Gardens are currently searching for a gunman who opened fire on a vehicle critically injuring a teen, and leaving his mother with shards of glass in her arm.The incident occurred Monday near 17221 NW 27th Ave.The teen’s mother, who did not want to be identified, told reporters that she and her son were leaving a Winn-Dixie supermarket when suddenly they came under-fire as they took the backstreets towards their home.The mother says her first instinct was to drive straight to her house where relatives contacted authorities.“I thought I was going to faint, because I thought I was shot, too,” the mother said. “Blood was just everywhere.”The teen was airlifted to Jackson Memorial Hospital’s Ryder Trauma Center with injuries to his face, back and hand, while his mother was treated for small cuts in her arm.The motive behind the shooting is unclear, however, the mother says at some point she believed someone was following them and that the gunman may have been after her son.Authorities are now searching for answers. If you have any information about this shooting you are asked to call Miami-Dade Crime Stoppers at 305-471-TIPS.last_img read more

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Zidane wants Lionel Messi to stay in LaLiga amid exit rumours

first_imgMADRID: Putting his rivalry aside with Barcelona, Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane has said he wants star forward Lionel Messi to stay at the Catalan Giants amid rumours linking him with a move away from the club.According to Spanish outlet Cadena SER, Messi has stopped contract negotiations with Barcelona amid reports of growing tensions within the club. His current deal runs till 2021. “I don’t know what will happen but we hope not because he is in this league and we want the best in this league,” Zidane said after Real’s 1-0 win over Getafe on Thursday night, as per Goal.com. Barcelona find themselves four points behind Real Madrid in the LaLiga title race with just five matches to go this term. Earlier, Messi’s boyhood club Newell’s Old Boys’ vice-president Christian D’Amico had stated that there remains a chance that the six-time Ballon d’Or winner might end up finishing his career in Argentina. Messi joined Newell’s as a six-year-old before moving to the famed Barcelona youth academy La Masia at the age of 14. “I don’t know if it’s impossible. It’s a decision exclusively made by him and his family. We have to have the best possible context to help make a decision,” D’Amico was quoted as saying by TNT Sports as per Daily Mail. “When Maradona came to Newell’s, nobody thought that he would come either. I hope to do something similar with Leo. Obviously, that’s not to be selling smoke. It’s a difficult topic. “What Newell’s fan would not dream to see the best player in the world with the jersey of their team on? Time might allow such things, you have to be calm,” he added. Recently, Messi scored his 700th career goal after he scored from the penalty spot in Barcelona’s 2-2 draw against Atletico Madrid at the Camp Nou on Tuesday. IANS Also Watch: It’s Better to Die Than Live Like This: Street Hawker in Guwahatilast_img read more

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Serena Eases Past Makarova

first_imgThe top seed faced a tricky first-round opponent in Makarova, Russia’s world number 29, but won 6-3 6-3.Williams, 34, will monitor how her shoulder reacts before her second-round match against Vania King.“I’ll have to wait until tomorrow to see – I haven’t been able to play that much since Wimbledon,” said Williams.“Every day I’ll just see how it goes.”Williams had played just three matches since winning Wimbledon, but impressed against 2014 semi-finalist Makarova in the night session.“I love coming out here in front of this New York crowd, it’s super special,” said the six-time champion, chasing an open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title.“I got off to a really fast start – I wanted to get some momentum.”Venus Williams, seeded sixth, survived 63 unforced errors to beat Kateryna Kozlova of Ukraine 6-2 5-7 6-4.Fourth seed Agnieszka Radwanska and fifth seed Simona Halep lost four games between them as they progressed, while leading names Stan Wawrinka, Kei Nishikori and Juan Martin del Potro went through in the men’s draw.Meanwhile there was an upset in the men’s draw as 12th-seeded Belgian David Goffin was beaten 4-6 7-5 6-4 6-0 by 19-year-old American qualifier Jared Donaldson.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram US OPENSerena Williams showed no sign of the shoulder injury that disrupted her US Open preparation as she dismissed Ekaterina Makarova in straight sets.last_img read more

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Syracuse basketball primer: What to know about St. Bonaventure and Elon

first_imgSyracuse’s coming week, with St. Bonaventure visiting the Carrier Dome on Tuesday and Elon on Saturday, is the last chance to tune up before a string of tough non-conference opponents. The Orange (1-0) will head to the Bahamas and play Connecticut or Michigan on Nov. 26 and one of Gonzaga, Texas, Texas A&M or Washington in its third game. After that, SU faces Wisconsin at home, Georgetown on the road and St. John’s on the road in a four-game stretch.This team has a lot to improve on, as is expected at the start of the year, after an underwhelming 57-47 win over Lehigh on Friday. Matchups with the Bonnies and Phoenix are two good chances to work the kinks out, and here are a few things to know about each game. St. Bonaventure (1-0) — Tuesday, 7 p.m., Carrier Dome (ESPN3)All-time series: Syracuse leads 23-3. Last time they played: Syracuse beat the Bonnies 85-72 on Dec. 19, 2009. The Orange was led by 18 points and 10 rebounds from Rick Jackson. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSt. Bonaventure report: The Bonnies beat Binghamton, 63-53, to open its season on Friday. St. Bonaventure shot just 4-for-19 from 3 but worked the Bearcats inside. Dion Wright, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, led the way with 20 points and nine rebounds. Denzel Gregg, a 6-foot-7 junior forward, added 15 points, 11 rebounds and four blocks. Senior guard Marcus Posley returns as the Bonnies’ leading scorer (16.7 points per game last year) and got off to a slow start in the opener. He scored five points on 2-of-10 shooting — and 1-for-5 from 3 — but did collect seven rebounds and four assists. Either way, St. Bonaventure’s versatile forwards carried the load and it’s unlikely that Posley will stay that cold for two straight games. How St. Bonaventure competes with Syracuse: Wright and Gregg are effective inside, and Wright also made two 3s a game last year to stretch the floor. But the Bonnies didn’t play anyone over 6 feet 7 inches against Binghamton and the Orange starts a 6-foot-7 point guard in Michael Gbinije. If St. Bonaventure wants to pull off an early-season upset, Posley and Jaylen Adams will need to stretch out SU’s zone to free up Wright on the inside. The Bonnies also shot 19-for-25 from the foul line against the Bearcats, and getting Syracuse’s bigs in early foul trouble could help them stay in the game. Elon (1-0) — Saturday, 7 p.m., Carrier Dome (ESPN3)All-time series: Saturday will be the teams’ first meeting. Elon report: Elon opened its season with an 85-74 win over Charlotte, which Syracuse will face in the Bahamas on Nov. 25. The Phoenix will play No. 25 Michigan on the road Monday, and its non-conference schedule also features a game at Duke on Dec. 28. Dmitri Thompson paced Elon against the 49ers, scoring 21 points on 9-of-12 shooting and collecting eight rebounds. Tyler Sebring — who, along with Brian Dawkins, is the tallest player in the Phoenix’s rotation at 6 feet 8 inches — chipped in 11 points in 21 minutes but also didn’t grab a rebound. Aside from Thompson, Elon’s biggest contribution came from Dainan Swoope who scored 11 points and made three 3s off the bench. The Phoenix doesn’t have a notable frontcourt, but it plays a lot of guards and shot a decent 35.1 percent from 3 last year.How Elon competes with Syracuse: Like most mid-major teams trying to upset Syracuse, Elon needs to shoot and run to even tease an upset. With the Orange taking so many 3s, long rebounds can turn into transition opportunities for opposing teams if SU’s guards are slow to get back on defense. Seven different Phoenix guards played at least 12 minutes against Charlotte, and keeping fresh legs in against Syracuse could help Elon use Orange’s preferred fast pace in its favor. Otherwise, it will be difficult for the Phoenix’s small frontcourt to get looks at the rim and Elon will need to be hitting 3s in the half court to have a prayer at competing. Comments Published on November 15, 2015 at 11:38 pm Contact Jesse: jcdoug01@syr.edu | @dougherty_jesse Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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C.K Akonnor replaces Kwesi Appiah as Black Stars head coach

first_imgEx-Black Stars player, Charles Kwabla Akonnor has been appointed the new head coach of the men’s senior national team.He replaces Kwesi Appiah whose contract with the national team expired in December 2019.C. K. Akonnor has signed a two-year contract to take charge of the Black Stars of Ghana until 2022.He was a member of Kwesi Appiah’s technical team that recorded wins over South Africa and Sao Tome and Principe in the 2021 Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers.This appointment follows the Ghana Football Association’s (GFA) decision to dissolve all the technical teams of the various levels of football.The 45-year-old will be deputized by David Duncan.Akonnor has vast experience in the field of coaching following stints with Kumasi Asante Kotoko, Accra Hearts of Oak, Dreams Football Club, Ashanti Gold Soccer Club, and Sekondi Eleven Wise.The GFA has also named the rest Technical Team of the Black Stars as follows:Najawu Issah​ -​Goalkeepers Coach2. Dr. Christ Adomoako​ -​Team Doctor​Henry Martey​ -​Welfare Officer4.​ S. K. Ankomah​ -​Masseur​George Nii Anum​ Amasa -​Masseur6.​ Daniel Yankey​-​Equipment Officer7.​ Suleman Zampa​-​Equipment OfficerThe GFA has also constituted the Management Committee of the Black Stars as follows:George Amoako​ – ChairmanAkwasi Agyemang ​-​Vice ChairmanJones Alhassan Abu​-​MemberSammy Kuffuor ​-​Member​Fred Pappoe​-​MemberBackgroundCharles Kwabla Akonnor is an ex-Black Stars captain and featured for the country 41 times and scored 12 goals in the process.His most recent appointment as head coach was Kumasi Asante Kotoko, guiding the team to win the GFA Normalization Committee Special Competition in 2019.last_img read more

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Asmir Begović Foundation held an Evening with Goalkeepers in London

first_imgStamford Bridge, home of the London Chelsea, last night hosted the donor evening organized by the Asmir Begović Foundation. Besides the goalkeeper of the national team of BiH Asmir Begović, the current goalkeeper of Arsenal Petr Čech and the former national team player of England David James also participated.Three goalkeepers who, when combined, had incredible 407 matches without received goals and 228 performances for the national teams of their countries during their careers, spoke about their life paths, ups and downs, as well as about all those little things that make goalkeepers different than other football players. Begović, Čech and James commented on their most impressive defenses in careers and answered to the audience’s question.“It is my pleasure to be a part of this evening,” said Petr Čech who replaced Chelsea with the city rival, Arsenal, last season. “Asmir is doing a great job with his Foundation in England and BiH and I am honored to help.”David James, who also established a foundation for help to the impoverished, said that he is proud of the period he spent sharing the locker room with the BiH number one.“As of day one it was clear that Asmir is very talented and a hard working goalkeeper who enjoys football,” said James. “I am happy that his wish came true – to help those who need the help the most through his foundation, especially in his homeland.”Asmir Begović thanked the sponsors, without whom the Foundation’s work would be impossible, and all visitors and donors.“The Foundation was born three years ago with the idea to support projects of reconstruction and construction of sports infrastructure in BiH and England. In the meantime, we implemented several projects in both countries, especially for children with special needs, and I hope that we helped them at least a little bit to continue doing sports in the future. I am proud of all the people who are part of this, and I expressed my deepest gratitude to all the sponsors and donors without whom this would be impossible,” said Begović.Visitors who participated in the charity auction collected around 14.000 GPB (15.600 EUR) and the rare collection of gloves signed by James, Čech and Begović reached the record price of 8.000 GPB.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more

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Quique Setién-Simeone: a story full of disagreements

first_imgAnd is that Quique Setien was invited in The spar of the SER, questioned by Manu Carreño about luck in soccer. “Luck has a decisive influence on specific moments. We all know this,” Setién replied. “You can win the Champions, it is true that being lucky, but it is not normal perhaps in all matches. In all of you you will win but there is a specific moment that always if you are not allied with it that, surely if you have it against you, you will go away “, he continued before exemplifying with Atlético.” We saw Liverpool with Atlético and it is true that Atleti won both games. The first good. The second cost him a lot but he received 35-40 shots and the best was the goalkeeper. And this is so. Luck really influences. “ Crossing statementsA few years ago, Setien already confessed who had told Simeone that his way of playing did not go with him: “Atlético de Simeone, for example, plays like him. I told Simeone, I love what you do, the titles, what you have achieved, but I don’t like how your team plays“The last time they were found, the cameras of Goal They told it, the Cantabrian greeting to the Argentine was like a prayer: “Let’s see if I beat you today, it’s about time.” Did. For what will happen when they can finally face each other in this League, we will have to keep waiting. Only one thing is for sure: their blackboards will crash. “It is a little sad sometimes to think that you only see the result” In a parallel world, in which the coronavirus crisis did not exist, in eight days the two coaches they would meet again. Setién and Simeone. Two technicians from antagonistic style that, over the years, they haven’t stopped colliding. The first, now head of Barcelona, ​​would receive in the League matchday 33 (the one in that parallel world would be disputed the next day) Atlético at home with the purpose of leaving the results of the Catalans in the league against the rojiblancos unstained (in the Champions League it is another story …, with two deep injuries in the quarters of recent years). In his particular history, the results have always smiled on Cholo: nine matches, seven wins for the rojiblanco and two for the Cantabrian, one of them the last time they met (Betis-Atlético of the 2018-19, Channels’ goal), the other sterile, round of the eighths of the Copa del Rey 2016-17, when achieving 2-3 in the last minutes, Atlético was already classified. Now, in the reality that one lives, without football because of that global pandemic caused by the coronavirus crisis, the battle between the two coaches continues. center_img “So, did you get excited seeing Atlético against Liverpool?” Asked Manu Carreño. “Yes … well, no. The truth is that it seemed good to me,” Setién replied. “We already know football as it is. The one who gets it is the one who wins. The truth is that it’s a little sad sometimes to think that you can’t see more than the result. Because this game has a show component that we all like, some in one way and others in another. But, the one that I like, sometimes the result does not compensate me, “he finished. It is precisely the one of the style the curve in which the two coaches always collide. Setien, possession and offensive. Simeone, maximum exponent bilardista, with eleven footballers on the field defenses. Quique Setiénlast_img read more

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