Ferriera is first in RaceSaver feature at U.S. 36

September 23, 2020

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first_imgMonty Ferriera was the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature winner Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway. (Photo by Judy Staley) Chad Clancy dominated the IMCA Modified feature in route to his first trip to Westfall GMC victory lane this season. Steve Starmer earned the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car win and Truman Asher held off Steven Clancy and Chris Wright in a Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod feature that ended green, white, checkered. By Jacob Blair  Once the race found a rhythm, so did Ferriera as he worked his way to the lead. Ferriera went on to win the race, with Russell second, Drueke third and Potter in fourth. Alex Salzman finished in the fifth spot.   The IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars again saw two distinct grooves from the drivers up front. Kenny Pot­ter led early using the low line, while Jay Russell tried the high line. Further back, Monty Ferri­era ran the low line, with Tyler Drueke on the top. Up next at U.S. 36 Raceway on Friday, June 19 is the second attempt at running the Budweiser Shootout. The Sprint Series of Nebraska headlines the event. In addition, the IMCA Stock Cars will battle for $700 to win and $100 to start in the running of the Doyle Lance Remembrance Stock Car race. OSBORN, Mo. (June 12) – A full night of competition greeted both competitors and fans Friday at U.S. 36 Raceway and a multi-groove race track provided for intense racing all night long.last_img read more


New Aluko deal delights Bruce

September 21, 2020

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first_img Press Association “It could be the most important piece of business we do this month,” Bruce told the Hull Daily Mail. “If Sone gets fit over the next couple of weeks, he’s a top player as we’ve seen time and again. “He’s a special player for us, I’ve said that all along, so let’s hope we see him doing what he does best in the next month or so.” Aluko is itching for a return as he has been out since mid-October, and having signed a new contract he is keen to repay the confidence shown in him by Bruce. “I need to focus on getting back playing and getting back playing well,” he told hullcityafc.net. “The manager and the owners have shown a level of faith in me and I have to repay that by playing well on the pitch. That has always been my priority. “I’m trying not to set any deadlines and I’m just taking it day by day but so far it’s gone according to plan and I think I’m maybe even ahead of schedule so hopefully I’ll be back playing soon. “I believe that when I get back playing, I’ll hit the ground running and recapture the form I was in before.” The 24-year-old Nigeria international, whose current deal was due to expire in the summer, agreed a two-and-a-half-year extension last week as he works his way back to fitness from an Achilles injury. And while Bruce has been linked with a move for Sunderland striker Steven Fletcher he believes keeping hold of Aluko was vital. center_img Hull manager Steve Bruce believes securing striker Sone Aluko on a new contract could be his most significant business of the January transfer window.last_img read more


Koeman targeting double swoop

September 21, 2020

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first_img While the Saints’ outgoing players have dominated the headlines this summer, Koeman has already added seven new faces including Fraser Forster, Shane Long, Graziano Pelle and Dusan Tadic. The Dutchman has been linked with a move for Atletico Madrid’s Belgian defender Toby Alderweireld but refused to confirm his interest in the 25-year-old. However, Koeman is confident of landing two targets ahead of Monday’s transfer deadline. “I don’t talk about names of players,” he said. “In two positions we are trying to bring in new players and we hope to bring (them) in this week. “The club is doing everything for that and I hope we will finish with that this week.” Saints may have lost the likes of Adam Lallana, Rickie Lambert, Luke Shaw and Calum Chambers but Koeman hopes Jack Cork will not join the exodus. Midfielder Cork, who has only a year left on his current contract, has been linked with moves to Crystal Palace and Swansea. The 25-year-old scored his first Saints goal on his 114th appearance in Tuesday night’s 2-0 Capital One Cup win at Millwall. And Koeman insists he wants to keep the former Chelsea youngster at St Mary’s, although there are no plans to open talks over a new deal yet. “He’s a Southampton player,” said Koeman. “There were a lot of rumours but Jack is doing very good and has ambition to stay with Southampton. “If there is any possibility for him and when he is not happy he knows my office door is open and we can see what is best for everyone in this situation.” But when asked if there were any plans to discuss a new contract for Cork, Koeman added: “Not at this moment.” Cork grabbed the opener with a header after 53 minutes and on a night of firsts, Italian striker Pelle opened his account in stoppage time to give Koeman his first win as Saints boss. “I was really happy, you know how important it is for strikers to score and it doesn’t matter which game it is,” Pelle told the club’s official website. “I tell myself if I don’t score for two matches in the third I have to. And especially as we didn’t win our first two games. Winning is more important than scoring to me.” Southampton boss Ronald Koeman hopes to bring in two new players this week. Press Associationlast_img read more


No more setbacks – Rodgers

September 20, 2020

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first_imgLiverpool manager Brendan Rodgers admits his side cannot afford to allow another setback affect their finish to the season and they have to be ready to take advantage of any slip-ups by their top-four rivals. “It is important. We want to finish the season strongly and if you can finish it strongly you can take that momentum into the following season,” said Rodgers of their two fixtures, starting at West Brom on Saturday, in the next four days. “We have missed out on our goals to win a trophy, we went close but not enough, and the other one was to reach the top four. “It is going to be difficult but we have to be there and fighting. “It is a distant possibility, mathematically it could be, but the reliance is not with ourselves. “You want to rely on yourselves and if you get the points you want to be in there but we have to be there to capitalise if anyone makes a mistake.” Much has been made of the team’s failure to rise to the occasion in a big match as the Villa reverse, having taken the lead at Wembley, followed on from back-to-back defeats to Manchester United and Arsenal which derailed their bid to secure Champions League football again. The average age of the starting line-up at Wembley was 24.6 – and that included captain Steven Gerrard, 34, and Martin Skrtel, 30. Rodgers accepts many of the players have to learn how to be winners and deal with the expectation which comes with a club of Liverpool’s trophy-laden history. “It is a huge club to come into,” he added. “Expectancy is huge and that is something you have to live with as both as a player and a manager. “That comes with time, from being here and knowing the standing. “This is a club that going back 40 years has been a winning club. “Of course the climate has changed greatly since that time but we are an ambitious group and this is a club with ambition – it is one of the values of the club – and that is why we have to strive to be the best. “We can have lots of excuses and talk around things but the reality is we want to be winners and that is something we are very keen to continue. “They have worked very well in training and now we have to carry on and learn from the disappointment. “Hopefully in time they will perform and everyone will perform to a level which allows us to make steps in the right direction. “I am even more motivated than the first day I walked in here to make sure we can as a group continue to progress and make the next steps.” Rodgers takes his team to the Hawthorns looking for a reaction but knows that will not be easy against a side which, since the arrival of Tony Pulis at the turn of the year, has kept four clean sheets in seven home league matches. “It is important for us to go there and regain the motivation and look to perform and if we do that we have a chance to win any game,” added the Reds boss. Press Association Defeat to Aston Villa in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final ended their trophy hopes and left the Reds facing the challenge of closing a seven-point gap to fourth-placed Manchester City. They have a match in hand, at Hull next Tuesday, but even if they manage to reduce the deficit to four points it will still require City to drop points in their remaining five games. last_img read more


Injury setback for Flanagan

September 20, 2020

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first_img The 22-year-old, who is out of contract in the summer, has missed the whole season with a knee injury and he has now had to undergo another knee operation. Flanagan, who made 23 appearances for Liverpool last season, suffered the original injury in pre-season and had been targeting a return but Press Association Sport understands a scan of the knee revealed another problem requiring surgery. Flanagan was on the standby list for Roy Hodgson’s England squad and Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers said in March he hopes a new contract will be agreed with the defender. Rodgers said then: “He is working his way back to fitness and when that happens I am sure the contract will get sorted out. “He is a big part of the future here. He did remarkably well last year and showed he is player who can play for many years at this level.” Liverpool full-back Jon Flanagan has suffered another injury setback which is expected to keep him out of action for several months.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more


Hundreds of Alleged Arsonists Arrested for Starting Australia Wildfires

September 20, 2020

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first_imgMore than 180 alleged arsonists have been arrested since the start of the Australian bushfire season, with 29 blazes deliberately lit just three months.Rain is bringing some relief from the fires but 25 people have died, 20 million acres have burned and a half billion animals have died.The Shoalhaven fires were lit between July and September last year, with Kempsey recording 27 deliberately lit fires, NSW Bureau of Crime and Statistics and Research data shows.Police arrested 183 people for lighting bushfires across Queensland, NSW, Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania in the past few months. NSW police data shows 183 people have been charged or cautioned for bushfire-related offences since November 8, and 24 arrested for deliberately starting bushfires.Queensland police say 101 people have been picked up for setting fires in the bush, 32 adults and 69 juveniles.In Tasmania, where fires have sprung up in the north of the state and outside Hobart, five were caught setting fire to vegetation. Victoria reported 43 charged for 2019.last_img read more


20-year-old mistakenly pronounced dead and taken to funeral home

September 20, 2020

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first_imgThe family of a 20-year-old woman is seeking legal action after their daughter was mistakenly pronounced dead by emergency officials and taken to a funeral home instead of a hospital.The incident was reported in Detroit on Sunday morning.According to the report, officials were called to a home due to a call about an unresponsive woman. When authorities arrived, they found the victim Timesha Beauchamp, unresponsive and not breathing. After performing 30 minutes of revival techniques, paramedics determined that Beauchamp did not make it.Her body was then released to the family so that they could began making funeral preparations.” Because there was no indication of foul play, as per standard operating procedure, the Oakland County Medical Examiner’s Office was contacted and given the medical data. The patient was again determined to have expired and the body was released directly to the family to make arrangements with a funeral home of their choosing,” Southfield Fire Department Chief said.Hours later, employees at the James H. Cole funeral home noticed the Beauchamp was breathing as they prepped her for the embalming process.“They were about to embalm her which is most frightening had she not had her eyes open. They would have begun draining her blood to be very, very frank about it,” Attorney Geoffrey Fieger told reporters.Fieger also reported that the victim’s Godmother who is also a registered nurse tried to tell the paramedics that she felt a pulse.Beauchamp is currently at an area hospital where she is said to be alive and on a revenitaler, however, authorities have reported that the 90 minute delay in getting her to a hospital is critical to her survival.It is unclear what caused the woman to become unresponsive.last_img read more


The Latest: Kvitova, Pliskova to lead teams for charity

September 18, 2020

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first_imgSpanish league president Javier Tebas hopes to restart the league on June 12.___The head of Japanese baseball says the 12-team league is hoping to start play next month but no specific date has been set.Japan is living under a state of emergency that is in effect until May 31.Commissioner Atsushi Saito says “I don’t think anyone can make preparations by setting a specific opening day.” Pliskova’s team will include her twin sister Kristyna, 2019 French Open runner-up Marketa Vondrousova, Tereza Martincova and Nikola Bartunkova.Kvitova will be joined in her squad by Barbora Strycova, Katerina Siniakova, Barbora Krejcikova, Linda Fruhvirtova and Russian player Ekaterina Alexandrova.Pliskova says “it’s a great opportunity for us to play a unique tournament.”The first of the four tournaments that are part of the competition is scheduled for June 13-15 in Prague.___ Real Madrid has become the latest Spanish league club to resume individual training.Players were back in action at the team’s training center two months after the league was suspended because of the coronavirus pandemic.Most clubs had already resumed individual sessions. Barcelona restarted on Friday and Atlético Madrid on Saturday.All players were tested for COVID-19 before being allowed to practice.The league says five players on first- and second-division clubs have tested positive. Three staff members have also tested positive. May 11, 2020 ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Associated Press Zlatan Ibrahimovic is expected to return to Italy to spend two weeks in quarantine ahead of the potential return of the Serie A season with AC Milan.He leaves behind plenty of questions in his native Sweden.Ibrahimovic has been keeping up his fitness by training with Hammarby. He bought a nearly 25% stake in the Stockholm-based club last year in his first move into soccer ownership. The striker practiced with the men’s and women’s teams and played in a training match because Sweden is not under strict lockdown measures during the coronavirus pandemic.The 38-year-old Ibrahimovic could return to the club as a player in the final years of his career.Milan and most of the other Italian league clubs resumed training on an individual basis last week before full team training restarts next Monday. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and third-ranked Karolina Pliskova will lead teams in a tennis charity event during the coronavirus pandemic. The federation says that is the first condition stipulated by government authorities to allow the Portuguese league and the Portuguese Cup to resume as planned by the end of the month.The federation says the league, clubs and players at all times “assume the risk of infection” and “bear the responsibility” of all possible consequences related to the disease and to “the risk for public health.”The federation says it received a set of conditions from the government on Sunday.The government recently said it would allow the league and the cup to resume on May 30. The second division was canceled.___ The Latest: Kvitova, Pliskova to lead teams for charity Saito says the All-Star game in July has been canceled for the first time since it was initially held almost 70 years ago. The Japanese season was originally scheduled to open on March 20.Tohoku Medical and Pharmaceutical University professor Mitsuo Kaku says it would be difficult to set a date for the season to start with the state of emergency still in effect.Baseball has begun in Taiwan and South Korea in empty stadiums.___The Portuguese soccer federation says the league, clubs and players must take responsibility for the consequences of the return to soccer in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more


Odell Beckham Jr to join Pittsburgh Steelers? NFL trade rumours around Browns star

September 16, 2020

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first_img LIVE TV #OBJ WANTS TO PLAY FOR #STEELERS? According to reports, @Browns wide receiver @obj has reached out to members of four teams, including the @steelers , asking them to trade for him. #HereWeGo https://t.co/NBcGuZAUHb— KDKA (@KDKA) December 17, 2019 Also Read | Has Eli Manning played his last game for the Giants? NFL retirement hinted by the starOdell Beckham Jr posted this on his social media handle Cleveland Browns suffered an embarrassing 38-24 defeat at the hands of the Arizona Cardinals at the University of Phoenix Stadium on Monday Night Football. The defeat meant that Browns now have a 6-8 record in the AFC North table and are third behind the Pittsburgh Steelers and table-toppers Baltimore Ravens. Post the loss, it was reported that highly-rated wide receiver issued a ‘come and get me’ trade plea to the Pittsburgh Steelers.Also Read | NFL rumours: Antonio Brown drawing interest from several teams despite rape allegationsNFL: Browns star Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham Jr FOLLOW US Also Read | Lamar Jackson responds to Tom Brady’s challenge on Twitter, says NFL legend’s still got itNFL trade rumours: Odell Beckham Jr to Pittsburgh Steelers in 2020? First Published: 18th December, 2019 19:12 IST WATCH US LIVE Ok😑😑😑… I NEVER said I was not happy in Cleveland, just like everyone else I’m hopeful for better results. Period. Next story plzz 😭 …— Odell Beckham Jr (@obj) December 6, 2019 #Browns WR Jarvis Landry on Odell Beckham Jr.: “I think he wants to be here, I know he wants to be here…it’s not even about going someplace else. He’s a leader. Inside this organization, he has a voice…he doesn’t want to leave and he’s not trying to leave.”— Keith Britton (@KeithBritton86) December 12, 2019 Also Read | Seattle Seahawks’ DK Metcalf gets a signature coffee; it’s called ‘Decaf Metcalf’ Last Updated: 18th December, 2019 19:12 IST Odell Beckham Jr To Join Pittsburgh Steelers? NFL Trade Rumours Around Browns Star NFL star Odell Beckham Jr has reportedly asked the Pittsburgh Steelers to ‘come and get him’ after the Cleveland Browns’ disappointing performances this season. COMMENT SUBSCRIBE TO US Also Read | Khalil Mack spreads Christmas joy, pays off Walmart layaway accounts in hometownOdell Beckham Jr has endured a difficult season with the Cleveland Browns as the team has failed to live up to expectations. Their recent loss to the Cardinals has proved to be the final nail in the coffin with American media reports stating that OBJ has asked the Pittsburgh Steelers to come and get him in the NFL offseason. NFL Insider Aditi Kinkhabwala confirmed the news on radio show – 92.3 The Fan – in Cleveland on Tuesday morning. Written By Daniel Arambur last_img read more


O’Donnell set to make 100th Pro12 appearance

September 9, 2020

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first_imgO’Mahony will captain the side.Ian Keatley gets the nod at out half while Nenagh native Donnacha Ryan is on the bench.His fellow Tipp man Tommy O’Donnell is set to make his 100th Pro12 appearance against the Scottish side. Reds Director of rugby Rassie Erasmus says they’ll be well prepared for playing on the Warriors 4-G pitch.last_img