Ward wins again at Tri-City

first_imgAUBURN, Mich. (July 22) – A.J. Ward made another visit to victory lane following the Friday night Main Street Seed and Supply IMCA Modified main event at Tri-City Motor Speedway.The father and son duo of Rusty Zeigler and Ken Zeigler, each of who won their respective heat races earlier in the evening, started on the front row for the 20-lap feature.Rusty Zeigler led the first three laps until Matt Szecsodi made his way by.Szecsodi was well in front of the field when the caution flag waved on lap 12. This allowed Ward, who had fought his way from 10th starting to second, to line up on Szecsodi’s rear bumper on the restart.Ward made what proved to be the winning pass on lap 14 and cruised to the checkered flag.  Szecsodi finished second ahead of Todd Matheson, Heath Grizzle and Ken Zeigler.last_img read more

Apart from 2011 final, 2016 WT20 tie against Oz my favourite: Virat Kohli

first_imgMUMBAI: Prolific India batsman Virat Kohli has been quite vocal about reminiscing the day when Team India, under the leadership of M.S. Dhoni, lifted the 2011 World Cup beating Sri Lanka in the summit clash on April 2. The win had ended India’s 28-year-old wait for the coveted trophy.In addition to that glorious moment at the Wankhede, Kohli also has another match that he will always remember — the 2016 World T20 quarter-final game against Australia in Mohali played on March 27 — where his unbeaten 82 helped the Men in Blue snatch a thrilling six-wicket win with five balls to spare and enter the semi-finals of the tournament. “Apart from the 2011 finals, my other favourite match from the atmosphere and importance of the game point of view, would be the 2016 T20 quarter-finals against Australia in Mohali,” Kohli said while speaking on Star Sports ‘Cricket Connected’ show. However, India had to face a crushing seven-wicket defeat at the hands of West Indies in the semi-final. The cricketing activities at the moment remain suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic which has wreaked havoc across the world. Kohli, the current India skipper, has admitted the “magical” atmosphere will be missing if the cricket season currently stalled by the COVID-19 pandemic resumes in empty stadiums. “It’s quite a possible situation, it might happen, I honestly don’t know how everyone is going to take that because we all are used to playing in front of so many passionate fans,” Kohli said. “Things will still go on, but I doubt that one will feel that magic happening inside because of the atmosphere that was created.” IANS Also Read: None more unbeatable than Novak Djokovic at his best: Todd Martinlast_img read more

Reno Ferri hired as Syracuse tight ends coach

first_img Related Stories Syracuse football reportedly hires former Onondaga Central High School RB Mike Hart as running backs coachSyracuse football announces hiring of 6 assistant coachesSyracuse football adds 4 members to its support staffSyracuse football hires Asil Mulbah as director of recruitingTop 5 Syracuse sports storylines to look for in 2016 Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 13, 2016 at 11:18 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonaticenter_img Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers has hired Reno Ferri take over as SU’s tight ends coach, SU Athletics announced in a release. He was formerly the fullbacks and tight ends coach as well as the recruiting coordinator at Towson.“Reno has experience coaching multiple positions on offense and his units have always been extremely productive,” Babers said in the release. “He’s also built an extensive network of high school contacts as the recruiting coordinator at both Towson and Akron. Those connections, especially in New York, New Jersey, Maryland and Virginia, will be invaluable to our #OrangeIsTheNewFast recruiting initiative.”Ferri had coached at Towson since 2011, when he came to the staff as the Tigers’ running backs coach. In 2013, he coached Terrance West, who set the Football Championship Series record for rushing yards and touchdowns in a season. As a team, Towson ran for 3,830 yards on the ground that season.Prior to coaching at Towson, Ferri was a graduate assistant with Akron in 2004, moving up to director of football operations in 2005,  joining the coaching staff as wide receivers coach in 2006 and settling in as running backs coach with the program in 2007. In 2009, the Cleveland Plain Dealer reported that Ferri was placed on administrative leave with the Zips and suspended with pay, “pending an internal review of compliance requirements with NCAA rules investigation.” He eventually resigned.In his playing days, Ferri was a running back at Army, graduating in 2000 and then immediately becoming a graduate assistant in the following season. From May 2000 until March 2002, Ferri served as a first lieutenant in the United States Army.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFerri’s hiring rounds out SU’s new coaching staff, which, by rule, can only include nine assistants. Here’s a look at Syracuse’s other assistants.Offense:Sean Lewis – co-offensive coordinator/quarterbacksMike Lynch – co-offensive coordinator/offensive lineKim McCloud – assistant head coach/wide receiversMike Hart – running backsDefense:Brian Ward – defensive coordinatorTom Kaufman – special teams coordinator/linebackersNick Monroe – secondaryVinson Reynolds – defensive line Commentslast_img read more

Women’s basketball: UW picks up second Big Ten win despite sloppy offensive play

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team scratched and clawed their way to a low-scoring victory 53-41 over Rutgers University Saturday. The Badgers won, but the game was far from an offensive clinic.Both squads shot poorly throughout the game and struggled to find an offensive rhythm. The shooting percentages were not pretty on either side, with UW going 36.1 percent from the floor and Rutgers shooting 27.1 percent.Emily Hamer/The Badger HeraldWomen’s basketball: Badgers desperate for a win with Rutgers in the crosshairsThe University of Wisconsin women’s basketball team (6-20, 1-12 Big Ten) will square off against Rutgers University (6-20, 3-10) in Read…UW won the 3-point shooting battle, edging the Scarlet Knights from the arc by 7.5 percent. This deep ball was one of the keys that propelled the Badgers to victory.The Badgers doubled Rutgers’ 3-point total, connecting on six shots compared to three for Rutgers. The Badgers found their real offensive advantage, however, at the free throw line. UW went 21 for 27 from the charity stripe while Rutgers finished 12 for 16 from the line.That three-basket advantage from beyond the 3-point line and 9 more points generated by free throws made up for a sloppy night with plenty of turnovers.The Badgers and the Scarlet Knights both struggled to contain their turnovers as they each logged more than 20 by the final whistle. Free throws and 3-pointers allowed UW the victory.Emily Hamer/The Badger HeraldThe Badgers’ effort on defense, however, shouldn’t be overlooked.UW held Rutgers’ leading scorer, Shrita Parker, to 16 points on 5 for 16 shooting. The Badgers knew coming in that Parker was the engine for the Scarlet Knights’ offense, and if they could contain her they could also stymie their opponent’s entire offensive attack.Only one other Rutgers player had more than 11 points, as the Badgers did a good job creating turnovers and disrupting offensive flow.Avayana Young’s and Cayla McMorris’ strong performances led the UW offense. Young led the Badgers in scoring with 14 points while also contributing six rebounds. McMorris, the only other Badger in double digits, scored 10 points.Emily Hamer/The Badger HeraldMen’s basketball: Wisconsin trumps Maryland 71-60 in Big Ten battleA second-half offensive explosion and stingy defense led the University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team to a 71-60 win over Read…Bench production was another offensive key for the Badgers as four bench players combined for 16 points. The Rutgers bench only had 5 points.Despite losing both the turnover and rebounding battles, UW still had enough of an offense push to finish on top. They did not let turnovers beat them the way they have in other games this season.Following the win against Rutgers, UW only has two Big Ten games left. The first comes Wednesday at home against Illinois, and the second will be played Sunday against Iowa on the road. Wednesday’s game against Illinois tips at the Kohl Center at 7 p.m.last_img read more

Tipp boss hoping to make most of home advantage

first_imgThe match will be broadcast live on Tipp FM – coverage gets underway at 1.45pm. The Premier County’s second Division 3 outing of the campaign is against Clare at Sean Treacy Park in Tipperary Town.Seven days ago Tipp got a point from their trip to Kilmallock to face Limerick.While manager Liam Kearns was reasonably satisfied with that outcome he’s hoping that his team can make home advantage tell today.last_img

Messi breaks another La Liga goals record with stunning display against Espanyol

first_imgLionel Messi wrote a fresh chapter in the La Liga history books as the Barcelona captain set another record in his side’s Catalan derby clash, a 4-0 win away to Espanyol.Messi opened the scoring with a brilliant free-kick at RCDE Stadium on Saturday, with Ernesto Valverde’s men looking to open up a three-point lead atop the table. With his team three points clear at the top, Messi praised their performance, saying: “We came out very strong to dominate the match from the start.”We kept the ball, we knew how to take it from the rival and Espanyol, without the ball, they suffer.”They press high and we were superior at all times.” That goal took him up to 10 for the season in the league, making him the first player to enter double figures in 13 consecutive La Liga seasons.10 – Lionel Messi is the only player in @LaLigaEN history to have scored 10+ goals in 13 consecutive seasons. Extra-terrestrial. pic.twitter.com/SmTFiUJCbG— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi followed up with another free-kick goal in the 65th minute, his 11th strike of the season and the ninth set-piece he has scored this calendar year in the Spanish top flight, three more than any team in Europe’s top-five leagues have collectively managed in 2018. It is the first time in his career he has scored two free-kicks in a La Liga match.”I try to follow a routine a bit, trying to do it the same way so that it goes well again,” Messi told Vamos.”Other times I have a lot of free-kicks and I do not put them in. I was lucky enough to get two in a row.”The Argentina star finished fifth in this week’s Ballon d’Or voting behind Kylian Mbappe, Antoine Griezmann, Cristiano Ronaldo and winner Luka Modric.The 31-year-old also got an assist in Saturday’s clash, setting up Ousmane Dembele with a cross as the French winger doubled his side’s lead.1 – Barcelona’s Lionel Messi has scored two direct free-kick goals in a La Liga game for the first time ever. Spectacular. pic.twitter.com/nggxGftamF— OptaJose (@OptaJose) December 8, 2018Messi almost created another goal when a combination with Luis Suarez saw him send the ball flying into the Uruguayan’s path in the box, but his effort hit the post.It has taken Messi just 17 games in all competitions to get 17 goals and 10 assists as Barca sit top of the domestic table and are through to the last-16 of the Champions League.last_img read more

Heisler: Happy New Year, or not, from our NBA favorites

first_imgJeanie — You were the one who said you’d quit if you didn’t turn this around in three or four years.Jim — Like I really meant it.Kobe Bryant — You know, my legs are feeling better than they have in years.Luke Walton — That’s because you’re not playing. Besides, we stress passing these days.Kobe — Oh, right. Forget I said anything. Phil Jackson, Knick president — Even if Jeanie and I are no longer an item, I still care about the Lakers. As someone charged with resurrecting a franchise that’s once again in a playoff slot, I suggest you do what I did … find one in the East.Doc Rivers — We’re going to keep on keeping on. What’s the problem?Chris Paul — My hamstring hurts.Blake Griffin — I wish all I had was a hamstring that hurt. As one of the few people who had a worse year than Hillary Clinton, I vow not to do a single thing I did again.DeAndre Jordan — I will keep working on my free throw shooting [CRASH!] I will keep working on my free throw shooting. [BAM!]J.J. Redick — We only have two starters who space the floor and I’m the one who’ll be a free agent. Next year I’ll be making $15 million per or they’ll be down to one.Luc Mbah a Moute — I’m the starting small forward, meaning I’m good for 6.4 points a game. Nice work if you can get it.Steve Ballmer — Not that I’m concerned but $2 billion here, $2 billion there, the next thing you know you’re talking about real money.Donald T. Sterling — I told you it’s harder than it looks. Thanks for the payday, big guy.LeBron James, Cavaliers — I resolve to continue my relentless pursuit of Michael Jordan, even if I knock off for a game here and there, like the ones between Monday and Friday.Michael Jordan, Hornets owner — As if. I won six titles and played all 82 games when I was 39. You’ve only got three titles even if you start resting for the Finals in December.Bron — We’re in the East. If I played 82, we’d sew up the No. 1 seed by the All-Star break.Russell Westbrook, Thunder — Even when you press people are kissing my feet, you do it wrong. I’m not answering any more questions about my triple-doubles, our record, my turnovers and, especially, Kevin Durant. I’m willing to talk about my fashion choices and endorsements.Dwight Howard, Hawks — I finally found the right team! I resolve never to go anywhere with someone like Kobe or James Harden or Paul Millsap. Oops. Scratch that last one.Dwyane Wade, Bulls — I should have taken a little less money to stay in Miami. Whatever our problems, frostbite wasn’t one of them.Pat Riley, Heat president — I should have given Dwyane the money. Hey, we were going to have to start over one of these years, anyway.Besides, there’s a lot of untapped potential out there.DeMarcus Cousins, Kings — Who you calling untapped?Not that I’m talking to writers from Southern California… or the Sacramento Bee… or Cowbell Kingdom… or anyone else as long until you leave this dressing room.Vivek Ranadive, Kings owner — Of course, you’re not untapped. You’re (ital)complex(endital) and (ital)misunderstood(endital). Actually, the best word for you is (ital)meshugeh(endital) which is Yiddish for, uh… colorful!Nevertheless, I must discipline you again. Please put $1 in the swear box and try not to threaten any more local writers. They’re running out of people willing to cover our games.Cousins — Who are you again, shorty, one of the Seven Dwarfs? Say, Dopey?Ranadive — I’m the guy who pays your salary. I might add I was a giant in the computer business and an ace coaching my daughter’s seventh grade basketball team.Cousins — Oh, right. You’re the doofus I work for, at least until I force you to trade me.Ranadive — Never happen.Cousins — Want to bet? I’ve got teams lined up from here to Boston who think I’m just misunderstood.Ranadive — Hey, we’re in a playoff slot now. What could go wrong?Joe Lacob, Warriors owner — People got upset when I said we were “light-years” ahead of the other teams but I was just speaking the truth. We were until we blew out a tire with that 3-1 lead in the Finals.Kevin Durant, Warriors — Not that I came to finally win a title… but there’s no way we miss this year, is there, Draymond?Draymond Green, Warriors — Hey, I’ve got to be me, even if that meant getting suspended for Game 5 in the Finals when we blew that 3-1 lead.If anything goes wrong this time, we can go get DeMarcus Cousins. He told me he’d love to be here, too. And now, New Year’s resolutions from the NBA family:Jim Buss — On behalf of myself and my sister, we wish you a healthy and prosperous New Year and assure you we’ll continue working together to restore Laker greatness!Jeanie Buss — Not so fast there, Jimbo.Jim — What’s your problem? Dad said I could have this job!center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

John leads 19 South East golfers to chase their dream

first_img Nineteen South East golfers are one step closer to playing with a star of the European Tour after qualifying for the national final of Bridgestone’s Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf. They came through the regional qualifier at Sonning Golf Club, near Reading, where John Green (pictured) led from start to finish with a net score of 65. Green, from the Royal Household Golf Club, based at Windsor Castle, was in the first group out and set the target. By the end of a long, hot day he’d been caught by Neill Jonas (Tilgate Forest, Sussex) who also shot net 65, but no-one had passed him. The pair now go forward to the final in England Golf Week at Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, in August, together with James Sleigh (East Herts), James Goh (Tilgate Forest, Sussex), Dean Penfold (Army, Hampshire), Josh Maguire (Fulwell, Middlesex), Phil Chalk (Ifield, Sussex), Prem Mehta (Batchworth Park, Hertfordshire), Nathan Lake (Easthampstead, BB&O), John Hubbleday (Harpenden, Hertfordshire), Barrie Harding (West Byfleet, Surrey), Giles Puckle (Clandon Regis, Surrey), Nick Horne (Rochester & Cobham Park, Kent), Kevin Maguire (Southwood, Hampshire), Connor Wood (Birchwood Park, Kent), Kevin Seggery (Centurion, Hertfordshire), Sam Allcock (Tenterden, Kent), Jeremy Platt (East Berkshire), Joe Simpson (Burford, BB&O). They’ll be joined by qualifiers from three other regional finals and the overall winner will be England’s male Handicap Golfer of the Year. The top nine players in the field will play in the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge, the English leg of The Challenge Tour, at Luton Hoo on 6 September. They’ll be joined by the top nine players from the companion women’s championship, making up a total of six teams in the pro-am. The most successful of these teams will go on to the pro-am of the British Masters, supported by Sky Sports, at Close House in Northumberland later in the same month, playing with a star of The European Tour. The Bridgestone Chase your Dream Trophy is an annual event open to members of England Golf’s 1,900 affiliated clubs and features separate competitions for men and women. Players can already register their interest in the 2018 Chase Your Dream Trophy by clicking here. Entries will open in the autumn to players who have been successful in 2017 club competitions and are eligible to enter the regional finals. Last season, England Golf and Bridgestone worked together to run a similar event called the Driveguard Trophy for club golfers. It made a dream come true for South West players Zack Rosen, Carl Broomfield and Peter Carr. The trio eventually found themselves as guests of Bridgestone at the British Masters supported by Sky Sports, playing alongside 2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell. Click here for full scores 18 Jun 2017 John leads 19 South East golfers to chase their dream last_img read more

Is Son Heung-min exempt from South Korea military service?

first_imgMOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’Why has he gone to do military service now?SPURS revealed that the forward is heading back to South Korea due to ‘personal reasons’.He had already gone into a voluntary two week self-isolation after returning from his homeland back in February in a bid to halt the worldwide spread of coronavirus.But as revealed by SunSport, Son is actually heading to Korea to do his military service.With the football season on hold, Son has decided to head home to do four week’s national service during the outbreak – despite being exempt.4When might he return?FOOTBALL right down through the English pyramid is currently on hold due to the ongoing pandemic, with the Premier League not expected to return until May at the very earliest.With South Koreans expected to serve 21 months, it has not yet been confirmed how long Son will be spending away from North London.He is currently recovering from a fractured arm but provided a positive update earlier this week.The Tottenham star said: “It’s already more than four weeks after surgery now and I’m doing very, very well and working hard to be ready to come back.” SON HEUNG-MIN has emerged as one of the Premier League’s brightest young stars.The South Korean forward was an integral part of the Spurs side which reached the Champions League final last season – and is a huge sporting icon back home.4 Son has scored fifteen or more goals for Spurs in the last four seasonsCredit: EPABut under Korean law, all South Korean men have to complete at least 21 months of national service before they are 28 years old.Is Son Heung-min exempt from South Korea military service?THERE are some ways in which a Korean footballer can become exempt from having to fulfil their military obligations. Gold medallists or those achieving incredible sporting achievements can see athletes avoid their stint.For example the 2002 World Cup squad, which included future Man Utd midfielder Park Ji-sung, were awarded exemptions after reaching the semi-finals of the tournament.4 Son’s gold medal in the 2018 Asian Games gave him an exemption from military serviceCredit: Getty – ContributorSon, who is currently 27 years old, captained his country at the 2018 Asian Games as he and his team-mates went for the gold medal.The South Korean was in incredible form throughout the competition, assisting both extra-time goals in the final against Japan to secure the title.That meant that Son – along with the 19 other players in the squad – were all exempt from mandatory military service.4 The Tottenham striker was one of three over-23 players allowed in the squadCredit: ReutersBack in 2014, South Korea beat their neighbours North Korea to take gold in the same competition.But Son was not included in the squad as then club Bayer Leverkusen had exercised their right to refuse his release.Conscription in South Korea has been in force since 1957 and is mandatory for all men aged between 18 and 28.The length of service varies depending on personal circumstance, while all entrants are required to undergo a physical exam to see if they are fit to serve.last_img read more

Deyverson after the ‘mecherazo’: “I’ve forgiven him, it’s football”

first_imgAt the end of the first half, Ajax and Getafe players got involved, being Deyverson one of the main involved. After 45 tense minutes, the Bordalás team went to the locker room with an advantage in the electronic and offering its best version. The tip, almost premiere after starting against Athletic, was one of the most prominent men.Deyverson: “I’ve forgiven him, it’s football”Grateful to the Coliseum: “A very difficult game but we won against a very good team. Sevilla is also very difficult but with this hobby of motherfucker we won. I’m a little tired.”Goal celebration: “The lighter has fallen to me with great force, it has hurt me. UEFA will speak. Now to rest. Outside we are friends, I am Varela’s friend. He has taken me out of the fight at rest. 2-0, respect, not just Ajax, everyone. “Controversy: “I have not provoked the stands, the goal is close. They threw me one thing, but I have forgiven it, it is football.”Fight at rest: “The important thing is the victory, not the fight. In Amsterdam it will be very difficult but we must also think of Sevilla.”a day to remember: “Congratulations to the fans, what I’ve seen today has been crazy, and I’ve been to many places, Portugal, Brazil …”. Deyverson ahead of Getafe at the Alfonso Pérez Coliseum in the 37th minute of the match, but Ajax fans gave the negative mark in his celebration. The forward, while celebrating the goal with his teammates, suffered a blow with a lighter. Although the author or authors of the incident have not been identified, the player spent more than a minute on the grass, hurting from the side.Finally, could rejoin without major problem. The referee, however, kept the game stopped for the next few minutes, until by public address system they did not warn in the three languages ​​that objects were not returned to the grass. Fortunately, the setback was not greater and the final measures of the first half were played without major setback.last_img read more