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$2,000 is top IMCA Modified prize at Jamestown’s Stock Car Stampede

first_imgJAMESTOWN, N.D. – Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds return to the Stock Car Stampede at Jamestown Speedway this weekend, racing for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.Heat races begin at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 with “B” features preceding the Saturday, Sept. 24 main event, a quali­fier for the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.The runner-up earns $1,500 with $1,000 paid for third. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, BMS North Central Region and Allstar Performance State points will be awarded.What’s new at the 45th annual Stampede is a $500 to win, minimum $120 to start race for the top 24 Modified non-qualifiers.Other non-qualifiers who finish their “B” race will be paid $50.Car end driver entry fee for the Modifieds is $90. Pit passes are $60 for Friday and Saturday or $35 for Saturday; no Friday only pit passes will be sold.Gates open at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Friday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $45 for a family pass. Gates open at 2 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. on Saturday. Grandstand admission is $23 for adults and $55 for a family pass.Kids ages 6-14 are $10 and five and under are free both nights. Advance tickets are available from the Cenex Convenience Store or Neighborhood Grocery.Camping is available on the fairgrounds for $25 a night. There is no charge for race rigs kept in the pits overnight.More information is posted on the www.jamestownspeedway.com website and on Facebook, and is also available by calling 701 320-4275 or 701 527-2467.last_img read more

Van Gaal hints Valdes could stay

first_imgManchester United manager Louis van Gaal has refused to rule out the possibility of signing goalkeeper Victor Valdes. “I have always done that, and not only with big players but ones you’ve never heard of.” Valdes’ compatriot David de Gea has enjoyed an outstanding couple of seasons as United’s number one, but currently faces little competition for his first-team spot. Anders Lindegaard looked set to leave Old Trafford in the summer, but he stayed to compete with Sam Johnstone and Ben Amos to be De Gea’s backup. Press Association United announced on Thursday that Valdes, a six-time Primera Division winner, is being allowed to use the club’s training facilities as he bids to return from the anterior cruciate ligament injury that has kept him out since March. The 32-year-old, who is a free agent after leaving Barcelona this summer, will join in with first-team training once he has recovered from the injury. When asked whether he would consider signing the Spaniard if he returns to full fitness, Van Gaal gave a cryptic hint that it might be a possibility. “Manchester United has always their eyes open,” the United manager said at his pre-match press conference on Friday. Van Gaal handed Valdes his Barcelona debut in 2002 during his second spell in charge of the Catalan giants. The Spanish goalkeeper became Van Gaal’s first choice and remained so until the Dutchman decided to leave the Nou Camp in the summer. Valdes had been linked with a move to Liverpool, whose first-choice goalkeeper Simon Mignolet has come under fire for some sub-par performances this term. But Van Gaal, whose goalkeeping coach Frans Hoek also worked with Valdes at Barcelona, was happy to give the three-time Champions League winner the opportunity to recover from the injury at United’s state of the art training ground in Carrington. “For me it’s not a surprise (decision) because I have done it already with a lot of players,” he said. “I have a relationship with a lot of players. I gave Ronald de Boer or Edgar Davids rehabilitation possibility or training possibility when they needed that, so he is one of these players. “Robin van Persie also when he played for me in the Dutch squad last year, I allowed him to come to our medical department to get him fit for the World Championship (World Cup). last_img read more

Homicide suspect arrested on a beach in Jacksonville during weekend reopen

first_imgAuthorities in Jacksonville are reporting that they have captured a suspect wanted in connection with the murder of a man in Pennsylvania.According to the report, officials found Mario Matthew Gatti on a beach in Jacksonville after city officials reopened them to the public for the purpose of exercising this weekend.Investigators say they were making sure everyone was following social distancing practices and other protocols when they found Gatti loitering on the beach.  Officials began questioning Gatti and realized that Gatti was wanted for a the fatal shooting of 33-year-old Michael Coover, Jr. in January.He has since been arrested and is currently being held in an area jail.last_img read more

Marnus Labuschagne moves to No 3 in Tests, Virat Kohli stays on top

first_imgDubai: Young Australia batting sensation Marnus Labuschagne on Wednesday achieved a career-best third place in the ICC Test Rankings, topped by India skipper Virat Kohli. Labuschagne moved up by a spot after a match-winning double century against New Zealand in Sydney recently.Labuschagne scored 215 and 59 in the third and final Test in Sydney and ended up amassing 549 runs from six innings against the Black Caps.Kohli has remained static at the top spot with 928 points and is followed by Australia’s Steve Smith (911 points). Apart from Kohli, Cheteshwar Pujara and Ajinkya Rahane also feature in the top 10 of the list however, their rankings saw a drop of one and two places respectively. While Pujara sits at the sixth place, Rahane is currently placed at the ninth spot.England all-rounder Ben Stokes has also made a jump of five places to enter the top 10 rankings for batsmen.On the other hand, Australia’s Pat Cummins and New Zealand’s Neil Wagner are placed at the first and second spot respectively in the bowlers’ rankings. While Wagner had scalped 17 wickets in the three games against the Aussies in the recently held Test series, Cummins had picked up 12 wickets.The duo are followed by West Indies pacer and skipper Jason Holder, who jumped a place to be at the third spot.From India, pacer Jasprit Bumrah, ace off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin and Mohammed Shami are placed at the sixth, ninth and tenth spot respectively. IANSAlso Read: Prasidh Krishna could be Virat Kohli’s ‘surprise package’ at World T20 Also Watch: United Workmen Union at Guwahati Refinery stage protest against BJP-Govt over CAA 2019last_img read more

We have really and truly made Guyana proud – AAG president

first_imgATHLETICS Association of Guyana (AAG) president Aubrey Hutson says he takes pride in what Guyana was able to accomplish over the weekend – to successfully host the South American Junior Championships. He is particularly encouraged by the large turnout that witnessed the competition.“I’ve gone to a lot of South American Championships and the kind of crowd enthusiasm that we saw last weekend, I can’t remember experiencing it. I think they would have all left quite happy with what they would have seen,” he noted.“We had some people saying, ‘Could we do it? Are you sure we could?’ Well I think at the end we pulled out every stop to have the best possible championships that we could have had at such short notice.”Guyana had just under three months to prepare for the Championships after it got the nod to host from the South American Athletics Confederation. The country was able to overcome the hurdles, however, and witness Guyana’s largest athletics meet turnout which led to the country’s success.“I think we have really and truly made Guyana proud in pulling off a Championships, almost like we would have never seen in South America before, even with our limited experience, and limited personnel,” Hutson expressed.AAG president Aubrey Hutson congratulates Boys’ 100m gold medallist, Guyana’s Compton Caesar.Like many, Hutson was particularly happy with Guyana’s medal take, after in one hosting Guyana more than tripled our medal take in the entire history of the Championships.Over the years Guyana had only collected eight medals at the event, but last weekend we ended with a total of 25 medals and also finished second place in the point standings.“What I experienced over last weekend is a feeling, since I became president that I longed for; to watch Guyanese athletes cross the finish line in first place. I think what happened last weekend is a result of the drive to develop these athletes and hence we get the reward. The coaches have been doing a tremendous job,” Hutson expressed.Three of Guyana’s medals were gold, and the country was fifth in the medals table. A chance for a fourth gold slipped past Guyana after the Boys 4x400m team was disqualified for a baton-passing infringement.However, this achievement did not come cheap, Hutson says the final price tag rests somewhere in the vicinity of $32M-$33M, and all the bills have not yet been paid. Hutson did not shy away from admitting that there were shortcomings, however.“Are there things we could do better? Sure, but I think we did the best that we could have possibly done under the circumstances. Time was our biggest enemy in this project. The venue not being fully equipped for a Championship of this magnitude played a role in our inability to move smoothly.“Also I don’t think we have all the marketing and sales personnel within our council to really market. What we generally needed was more time to advertise, more time to contact sponsors, to push to get more sponsors on board,” he related.But that is by no means dampening the AAG from looking forward to hosting more international meets. Hutson enthusiastically shared that the body will be looking to possibly bring the 2020 CARIFTA here, with the 2018 and 2019 hosting already spoken for.last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgPrecautionary quarantine at Belmont Park barn is liftedNEW YORK (AP) — Officials have lifted a precautionary quarantine on a barn at Belmont Park after test results for a horse suspected of having equine herpesvirus Type 1 were negative.The New York Racing Association said Sunday all horses in Barn 37 were found to not have fever and were asymptomatic. As a result, they can enter races and train among the general population.The precautionary quarantine had been put in place a day earlier after a 4-year-old colt exhibited fever and neurological symptoms. Freudnme is being monitored by a private veterinarian. The colt last raced at Finger Lakes in upstate New York in June 2019.EHV-1 can cause an upper respiratory infection in young horses. If a number of horses are housed together, they can become sick and then recover uneventfully. However, equine herpesvirus-1 can also cause a severe neurological disease that affects a horse’s brain and spinal cord, and may result in paralysis and death. K-State players announce boycott after student’s Floyd tweetMANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) — Kansas State football players say they will boycott all team activities until administrators create a policy that would allow a student to be expelled for “openly racist, threatening or disrespectful actions.” The move that most players announced Saturday on social media follows a tweet by a student about the death of George Floyd that prompted outrage on campus. Jaden McNeil mocked Floyd’s death in a tweet Thursday, one month after the Black man died after a white Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee on his neck for nearly eight minutes. McNeil is the founder of a conservative group called America First Students and has been criticized for his past comments on the Black Lives Matter movement. University officials have said they are exploring their options for action.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTS Jones won the first of three races Sunday at the Pennsylvania track with a two-lap sprint to the finish in a wreck-filled Truck Series race. He followed that by wrecking on the first lap of the Xfinity Series race.Chase Briscoe held off Ross Chastain in overtime to win the crash-filled Xfinity race. Briscoe won his fourth Xfinity race of the season. Chastain won $100,000 in a prize awarded to the highest finisher among four eligible drivers. The day’s third event is a Cup Series race. Kevin Harvick is trying for his second Cup victory in two days.Pocono became the first track to hold a Truck, Xfinity and Cup race on the same day. SPEEDWAY OWNER-ROPE AD Associated Press In addition to his two stints as an assistant with Washington, he was also a head coach of the Phoenix Cardinals and Oakland Raiders and an assistant with the Chargers. The Redskins announced that Bugel died Sunday at age 80. No cause of death was given. Johnson finished at 29-under par, good enough for a one-shot win over Kevin Streelman. Canadian Mackenzie Hughes and Will Gordon finished tied for third. Johnson’s round included an up and down par from a ball that lodged inches above a water hazard. It required him to stand in the hazard. Johnson now has 21 tour wins. NASCAR-POCONOJones, Briscoe win first two Sunday racesLONG POND, Pa. (AP) — Brandon Jones took home a trophy and sent a car to the scrap heap in about an hour at Pocono Raceway. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditTRAVELERS-CHAMPIONSHIPDustin Johnson wins Travelers Championship despite late miscuesCROMWELL, Conn. (AP)— Despite a couple of late miscues, including a drive out of bounds, Dustin Johnson has won the Travelers Championship. center_img Update on the latest sports Speedway owner loses staff, ‘all but 2’ sponsors after postPINE HALL, N.C. (AP) — The owner of a North Carolina racetrack said he has faced death threats, lost employees and seen “all but two” of his sponsors evaporate amid the backlash over his social media post invoking the noose found in the garage stall of Black NASCAR driver Bubba Wallace Mike Fulp, who owns the half-mile, dirt track 311 Speedway in Stokes County, told the News & Record he knew his troubles from what he described as a joke were self-inflicted. Fulp’s post advertised “Bubba Rope” for sale on Facebook Marketplace the day after an FBI investigation determined the noose found at the Talladega Superspeedway garage had been there since at least October and was a coincidence, not a hate crime. Fulps told the newspaper he’s responsible “for trying to make some jokes and said he is not a racist. Fulp said he’s been getting death threats and received messages threatening his family. He said seven workers quit.RACIAL INJUSTICE-KANSAS STATE TWEET Belmont’s current meet ends July 12. It is racing without spectators because of the coronavirus pandemic.NFL-OBIT-BUGELFormer Redskins assistant, “Hogs” creator Joe Bugel dies at 80UNDATED (AP) — Former Washington Redskins assistant coach Joe Bugel (BYOO’-gul) has died.Bugel was the architect of “The Hogs,” the dominant offensive lines that helped lead the team to three Super Bowls under Hall of Fame head coach Joe Gibbs. He was regarded as one of the best offensive line coaches in NFL history. June 28, 2020 Italy’s women’s ski team reports 3 positivesUNDATED (AP) — The Italian Winter Sports federation says three members of the women’s ski team — two coaches and one athlete — have tested positive for the coronavirus while training.The federation says that one of the coaches has been hospitalized with a mild fever. The others have no symptoms but are being quarantined. The federation did not name those who tested positive. While other sections of the national team will continue training, the World Cup team will return home. Italy’s team features reigning overall World Cup champion Federica Brignone (feh-deh-REE’-kah breen-YOH’-nay), whose mother recovered after being hospitalized with the virus, and Olympic downhill gold medalist Sofia Goggia (GOH’-jah).HORSE RACING-BELMONT-BARN QUARANTINElast_img read more

Fulham denied by late equaliser

first_imgArsenal 1 Fulham 1Thomas Vermaelen atoned for an earlier own goal by scoring a late equaliser that denied Fulham their first ever victory at Arsenal.Fulham went ahead midway through the second half when Vermaelen attempted to clear Danny Murphy’s pass to John Arne Riise and succeeded only in putting the ball into his own net.AdChoices广告The Whites were six minutes away from an historic win when Vermaelen headed Theo Walcott’s right-wing cross past Mark Schwarzer.Veteran goalkeeper Schwarzer was outstanding, producing fine saves before and after Arsenal finally scoredThe Australian denied Walcott in the first half and was later helped by Chris Baird, who cleared Robin van Persie’s shot off the line.Schwarzer also saved from Aaron Ramsey and Johan Djourou to ensure Fulham left north London with a point.“A draw for us is a satisfying result for us,” Fulham boss Martin Jol insisted.“In the first half we had seven attempts on goal, but we couldn’t play our football in the last 15 minutes. To get three points you have to do a bit more.”“Arsenal have a winning mentality and showed that when they were 1-0 down. They did everything to score. With their form over the last six weeks, a draw is pleasing for us.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter.last_img read more

Mustapha Pledges Integrity, Justice as Watchwords in CAF

first_imgThe new President of the CAF Board of Appeal, A. U. Mustapha (SAN) has assured football stakeholders in the continent that his board will employ integrity and justice to all as watchwords during its tenure.Speaking in Abuja shortly after he was appointed to the position, the former Chairman of the NFF Electoral Committee said: “I want to first and foremost, thank the NFF President, Mr. Amaju Melvin Pinnick, for making this possible. I never lobbied for the job and I never even knew that I was being considered. Perhaps, the big roles that AITEO continue to play in Nigerian football and at CAF level brought one to prominence. I thank Mr. Benedict Peters (President, AITEO) for his immense service to football.“For me, the approach to this new assignment will be simple: integrity will be at the front –burner. A lot of people who know me can vouch for me on this. More importantly, we will follow the rules dispassionately to deliver justice to all.” A distinguished legal practitioner of over two decades, A. U. Mustapha has excelled in various assignments in Nigerian Football as well as in using strategic thinking to run diverse businesses.A dynamic, articulate and pragmatic team player, he has attended reputable international institutions including the Harvard Business School (USA), Manchester Business School, Suffolk Law School (both in the United Kingdom) and the Business School Netherlands in The Hague. He has served in top positions in various businesses and in boards of corporate entities, as well as with the National Sports Commission (Chairman, National Appeals Committee), the NFF (Chairman, NFF Electoral Committee & Deputy Chairman, NFF Committee for Ethics and Fairplay) and the League (Member, Organising and Disciplinary Committee).“My father was the Chairman of Kwara State Football Association and we used to follow him to the stadium to watch matches, so you can say the love of the game is from the cradle!“I see every assignment as a call to service. I have enjoyed the experience all the way, but I will say the most challenging for me was conducting the 2010 NFF Elections, which has been adjudged as perhaps the most credible in NFF history. There were lots of intrigues and attempts were made to compromise us, with threats and invasion of privacy thrown into the bargain.“However, our unwavering commitment to a credible process prevailed to the extent that the FIFA observer offered me a job with FIFA, but a highly –placed Nigerian told him that my hands are full in Nigeria!”A. U. Mustapha was last Friday, at the 40th CAF General Assembly in Casablanca, named the new President of the CAF Board of Appeal.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse opens spring season with high-intensity practice

first_img Published on March 20, 2013 at 1:35 am Contact David: dbwilson@syr.edu | @DBWilson2 In a matter of minutes, George McDonald and the Syracuse offensive sideline ran a full gamut of emotions.First came excitement. McDonald, the Orange’s offensive coordinator, sprinted up the field with Charley Loeb after a rollout and took the quarterback down the left sideline before meeting him for a hug and pat on the back.Then bubbling anticipation. Loeb barely overthrew an open Quinta Funderburk streaking across the middle of the field. McDonald and the rest of the sideline erupted, cheering for the near-perfect throw.Finally, frustration. A botched handoff resulted in a scoop and score for Micah Robinson. The exasperated McDonald held his hands on his head as he watched Robinson and the SU defense celebrate its score.Tuesday in the Carrier Dome marked the first football practice of the spring season, and McDonald and the Orange already showcased the energy they expect to be a staple come fall.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He almost tackled me,” Loeb said with a grin as he raved about his energetic offensive coordinator. “He was the only one that brought me down, I think.“When you see a guy like that jumping up and down, it gets you going. It makes you want to play football.”McDonald helps bring a new, high-energy look to the Syracuse sidelines as part of first-year head coach Scott Shafer’s new coaching staff.Practice started with a team huddle before individual position drills. Midway through, it switched to seven-on-seven. That’s where the intensity picked up.“We should be a little bit upset after mistakes and we should be excited after big plays, and I think that’ll be a big difference this year,” running back Jerome Smith said. “We’ll be celebrating a little bit more.”But the individual position drills were still more intense than ever. Not much of the specific scheme will be picked up in the spring, but the rhythm and pace of Shafer’s offense will, which means everything is fast.“After individual period, what we call it, and before seven-on-seven, I was dead-dog tired. I don’t think that’s ever happened to me before,” Loeb said. “We’re running everywhere. Everything we do full speed, full pace, running, I was tired, literally tired before the team periods of practice even start.”The intensity meant celebrations after long completions, potential touchdowns and takeaways for the defense. It meant McDonald yelling at his players after mental mistakes and other gaffes. And it meant visible frustration from the quarterbacks – Loeb, Terrel Hunt and John Kinder are locked in a heated position battle – after any miscue.After consecutive incompletions, Hunt held his arms out, palms raised to the Dome roof as his inconsistent day continued. At times, the quarterback struggled mightily, with deep throws in particular, but at other times, he was fantastic at managing the offense and evading the blitz. He put his early struggles behind him and finished on a positive note as the offense began to click.“(Shafer) wants tough guys that are going to be physical,” wide receiver Jarrod West said. “He said a story — you’d rather play with 10 guys and get a penalty every time than play with 11 if somebody’s slacking off.”Part of the seven-on-seven drills on Tuesday consisted of two-minute drills, a simulation of the most intense part of the game. Even on the first day of the 2013 season, Shafer already had his team working on every aspect of the game. Just like the system he hopes to run, the start of SU’s season was high-energy, high-speed and high-intensity.As the seven-on-seven drills winded down, Loeb found himself once again taking snaps. He dropped back and fired a pass deep over the middle to Alvin Cornelius. The wide receiver caught the ball in stride with a clear path to the end zone. The horn sounded, signifying the end of the drill. Players poured from the offensive sideline onto the field, celebrating Loeb’s perfect pass that ended the drill on a high note.“It was good energy,” Loeb said, “real good energy, especially first day.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Hamilton ‘Likely’ to Face Belgian Penalty

first_imgMercedes wednesday said Lewis Hamilton is “likely” to suffer a grid penalty for using too many engine parts at this weekend’s Belgian Grand Prix.The team say they will know for certain today, but a decision to take the extra engine parts Hamilton needs would mean a drop of at least 20 grid places. A series of failures early in the season meant that Hamilton used up more engine components than planned.He heads into the race 19 championship points ahead of team-mate Nico Rosberg.Six wins in the past seven races for Hamilton have turned around what had been a 43-point advantage for the German after the first four races of the season.A spokesman said the team were still working through the requirements and consequences related to any decision to take the penalty in Belgium.The other option is to wait until the Italian Grand Prix the following weekend.Drivers are allowed to use a maximum of five of each of the six parts of an engine before a grid penalty is incurred.Hamilton has already used the maximum permitted five items of two elements of the complicated turbo hybrid engine – the turbocharger and the MGU-H, the electric motor that recovers energy from the turbo.Teams are given a 10-place grid penalty each time they use a sixth example of any component, so using one new of each of these means a 20-place grid penalty for Hamilton.There are only 22 cars on the grid and a driver can only go to the back no matter how many theoretical grid penalties he suffers for using additional engine components.So Mercedes may choose to take two new examples of each of these parts to bring them into line with the number of the other parts of the engine he has used.Hamilton has so far used three each of the internal combustion engine, MGU-K, energy store and control electronics.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more