By Scott Owen SHAWANO, Wis. (May 24) – Cody Hudson won his first career IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature while Kyle Frederick remained unbeaten in IMCA Sunoco Stock Car action Friday at Shawano Speedway. The rookie Hudson, last season’s Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod track champion at Shawano, started outside the first row in the feature and never looked back. He led all 20 laps en route to the victory. The best action of the race was behind the leader. John Berna held off Marcus Yarie to come home in second, while Jamie Schmidt, Johnny Whitman, and Jerry Wilinski had a spirited battle for positions fourth through sixth. Ray DePew drove like a man possessed during the opening laps of the Stock Car main. DePew took the lead on lap one using the high groove to his advantage while Vern Stedjee and BJ Giese applied early pressure. John Heinz passed Giese to move into second then caught DePew for the lead on lap six. DePew passed Heinz back on lap eight to put his machine out in front again. Exiting turn two on the following lap Heinz moved to the inside of DePew. The two cars made contact as they raced down the back stretch. Giese capitalized on the contact out front to grab the lead. On lap ten, with Giese leading, Frederick moved to the second spot. Giese continued to run the high line through the turns to stay out in front of the race. rederick stayed right with Giese. On lap 19, Frederick made the pass on Giese to take over the lead. Frederick scored the victory, his third in a row to open the season and Giese finished a strong second. Mike Schmidt took third after DePew spun on the final lap.The Northern SportMod feature saw Jordan Barkholtz grab the lead on the opening lap. Jason Jach, Lucas Lamberies, Tracy Wassenberg and Joey Taycher quickly joined Barkholtz in a five-car breakaway. Taycher, Barkholtz and Jach went three-wide for the lead on lap eight with Taycher using the outside pass near the wall to take the lead in the race.Barkholtz continued to run in second. A caution after a wild spin by Kevin Bethke on the front stretch slowed the race on lap 10. Wassenberg also pulled off the track during the caution due to mechanical woes. As the race resumed Taycher continued to lead with Lucas Lamberies in second. Taycher went on to score his first win of the year followed by Lamberies, Jach, and a strong fourth place finish by Brandon Nygaard. Racing will continue next Saturday night with a 6:30 p.m. start time. Spectator Eliminators will be back in action. More information is available online at www.shawanospeedway.net
By Jeremy FoxOSKALOOSA, Iowa (April 15) – Mother Nature ruled last week, but Frostbuster winner Danny Thrasher picked up right where he left off two weeks ago at Southern Iowa Speedway.Thrasher led the distance and held off several challenges from Jamie Songer to take the Pepsi Cola IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock win Wednesday evening. Bill Bonnett got by Songer for second coming to the checkers.Jacob Murray scored the Musco Lighting IMCA Modifieds victory despite the best efforts of hard-charging Carter VanDenBerg and Jimmy Gustin.Zack Vanderbeek worked his way from seventh starting to second and finally made the pass of Damon Murty for the Budweiser IMCA Stock Car lead on lap eight.Vanderbeek held on to win despite a restart with four circuits to go. Cayden Carter got by Damon Murty on lap 15 to take second.Fifth starting Curtis VanDerWal took the lead at the start and pulled away from the pack in topping the KBOE Radio Northern SportMod main event.Brett Lowry ran second the entire distance. Brayton Carter was third.Trent Orwig made what proved to be the right move on lap 10 to take the Mach-1 Sport Compact win. Bill Whalen Jr. settled for second and Matt Moore completed the top three.Next Wednesday will be the draw/redraw Southern Iowa Chassis Hobby Stock Special. Hobby Stocks will race for $500 to win.
ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 18) – Michael Stien was the second and final leader in Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature.Justin Allen was the early frontrunner until a yellow came out on lap five. On the restart, the seventh starting Stien got by for the lead. Allen stayed right on his tail throughout the race to take second and Jesse Cripe was third.A late caution gave Clint Hatlestad the chance he was waiting for as he passed Tyler Limoges on the last lap to win the MN 93 IMCA Modified main. Limoges was the runner-up while Tyler Mecl of Arizona took third from his 12th place start.Dan Mackenthun edged past Jeff McCollum on lap 11 to take the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car lead with Ken Tietz alongside. In the end, Mackenthun won with Tietz taking second ahead of McCollum.The Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks saw a repeat winner as Cory Probst worked his way to the front from 10th starting. Matt Olson and Brian Loscheider rounded out the top three.Kris Zuhlsdorf started 11th and prevailed in the caution-marred Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Tim Bergerson was second and third was Tony Rialson.The Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts saw a repeat feature winner in Kyren Porter. She ran second for the duration of the laps and was promoted to first when the apparent winner was disqualified in post-race tech. Taking second was Alan Lahr and third went to Scott Porter.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: The Bombay Gymkhana will hold two squash events at its courts in Mumbai this month.The two events- 43rd Maharashtra state men’s squash tournament and 3rd Indian classic junior open squash tournament- are being held under the aegis of Squash Rackets Federation of India (SRFI) and Maharashtra Squash Rackets Association.The Maharashtra squash tournament beginning August 6 will see players compete in five different categories—men’s open, men’s over 35, men’s over 45, men’s over 55 and professionals, Championship Director Sumeet Rewari told reporters.The top-seed in the men’s event is Mahesh Mangaonkar, who is the currently ranked number 3 in India. Abhishek Pradhan is the second seed.The state championship offers a total prize money of Rs 5.25 lakh with the winner in the men’s event getting richer by Rs 1.30 lakh while the runner’s up will take home Rs 75,000.Also Read | Asian Games 2018: Steeplechase runner Naveen Dagar fails dope test Rewari also said that the Gymkhana has received 513 entries for the Indian Junior Classic Squash tournament— which will have 10 different categories and will be held from August 11 to 15.The categories for the tournament are—Under 11, Under 13, Under 15, Under 17 and Under-19 (each for Boys and Girls), Rewari said, adding the total prize money for the tournament is Rs seven lakh.Seeding list: Maharashtra State: Men: 1. Mahesh Mangaonkar (MAH), 2. Abhishek Pradhan (MAH), 3. Gaurav Nandrajog (DEL), 4. Abhishek Aggarwal (MAH), 5. Ravi Dixit (HAR), 6. Sandeep Jangra (Services), 7. Ranjeet Singh (UP), 8. Jamal Sakib (UP), 9. Vijay Kumar (TN), 10. Naveen Jangra (Services).Read More | BWF World Championships 2018: Saina Nehwal bows out as Carolina Marin advances to semis
Chennai: Over 1,000 young shuttlers of the country, including top seed Gayatri Gopichand, will vie for top honours at the All India Junior Ranking badminton tournament, which begins here on Tuesday. All eyes will be on the top seed in the Under-19 girls’ singles category Gayatri Gopichand, daughter of India chief coach Pullela Gopichand.The 16-year-old Hyderabadi, who has shown rare consistency and amazing temperament at this level, however, will have to keep a sharp eye on Chattisgarh’s Aakarshi Kashyap. Both the shuttlers are highly talented and were part of the Asian Games contingent. But the duo will be extra keen to clinch the trophy here as the tournament doubles up as a selection ticket for the Junior Asian Badminton Championship in China two months later. For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Besides, Malvika Bansod and Unnati Bisht are two other shuttlers to watch out for in the girls’ singles. Top seed Priyanshu Rajawat of Madhya Pradesh will play a similar starring role in the Under-19 boys’ singles category. But Manipur’s Maisnam Meiraba will stand in Rajawat’s way.Sankar Muthusamy, a Chennai lad and a bronze medalist in last year’s ABC, will also hope to repeat or better their performance here. Sai Charan Koya, Sathish Kumar K and Aakash Yadav will also enter the fray as seeds in the boys’ singles and hope to pull off a few upsets over the next six days.A total of 32 boys and girls have been given direct entries into the main draw while eight each in the three doubles categories — boys, girls and mixed events. Manjit Singh Khwairakpam and Dingku Singh Konthoujam are the top seeds in the boys doubles, while Treesa Jolly and Varshini VS are seeded at the top in the girls section.Navaneeth Bokka and Sahithi Bandi are the top seeds in the mixed doubles. Over 500 boys and 220 girls from different parts of the country will go through the qualifying rounds in the hope of making it to the main draw.
CAF CHAMPIONS LEAGUEShooting Stars Sports Club (3SC) Head Coach, Kadiri Ikhana, has said that Nigerian champions, Enyimba will be knocked out of this season’s CAF Champions League today if they underrate their Tunisian opponents, Etoile Sportive du Sahel.Enyimba go into today’s second leg, second round clash with a 3-0 advantage from the first leg which saw the competition’s top scorer, Mfon Udoh weigh in with a hat-trick. The People’s Elephant will progress to the group stage of the competition if they avoid a four-goal margin defeat to the Diables Rouges (Red Devils) at Stade Olympique de Sousse, Sousse starting at 6pm Nigerian time.“It will be dangerous for Enyimba if they think they have qualified for the group stage because they beat Etoile 3-0 in the first leg.“I spoke to some members of the Enyimba technical crew and explained to them that it is not over (against Etoile).“North African teams can easily turn around even a four-goal deficit and as such, 3-0 against Etoile is not really such a big deal,” Ikhana told supersport.com.The experienced trainer, who led Enyimba to their first CAF Champions League title in 2003, also warned that the weather conditions in Sousse this evening could be an important factor in the eventual outcome of the game.The temperature in Sousse is expected to drop to 16 degrees on Wednesday evening when the game will kick off.“At this time of the year, the weather in Sousse is quite cold, especially when you compare it with what you have in Nigeria now.“The Enyimba players should approach the game as though they did not score even a single goal in the first leg. This Etoile team can actually score six goals at home.“However, I am confident in this Enyimba team. They have players who can get the job done.“If they play with the right attitude, I am sure they will get as far as the final of this year’s CAF Champions League,” he concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
For the fifth consecutive season, LaLiga has unveiled another set of former players who are going work on the expansion of LaLiga’s international brand throughout the world.Samuel Eto’o, Carlos Valderrama, Julio Baptista, Aintzane Encinas, Luis Garcia and Xabi Prieto are the latest additions to this season’s #LaLigaAmbassadors squad, which was announced at a spectacular event.The job performed by ambassadors is essential to LaLiga, as LaLiga President Javier Tebas explained: “The role of ambassador is fundamental to LaLiga’s internationalisation process. They’ve all played here and know the values, perks and joy entrenched in this competition. “Furthermore, their international profiles bring us knowledge and experience linked to other markets and are of immeasurable value to the LaLiga brand.”The six players are set to feature in what was already a star-studded line-up of huge football talents: Fernando Morientes, David Albelda, Carles Puyol, Vero Boquete, Ismael Urzaiz, Cesar Sanchez, Frederic Kanoute, Marcos Senna, Christian Karembeu, Milinko Pantic, Gaizka Mendieta, Xavi Hernandez, Kiko Narvaez and Patrick Kluivert.Evergreen striker Samuel Eto’o is currently at Qatar SC, the 13th club side of his career. The Cameroonian scored 108 goals in five seasons for FC Barcelona, also featuring for Real Madrid, CD Leganes, RCD Espanyol and RCD Mallorca.Valderrama is one of the most legendary players in Colombian football history and perhaps the most iconic. He played for Real Valladolid in 1991/92 and is remembered for his charisma and stylish midfield play. He ended his career in his home country and the United States.Julio Baptista starred for Sevilla FC, Real Madrid and Malaga CF, scoring 62 goals in 151 top-flight appearances during his time in LaLiga. After spells at Cruzeiro and Orlando City, he signed for Romanian side CFR Cluj this summer.Aintzane Encinas began her career at Añorga KKE before signing for her hometown club Real Sociedad where she starred for 13 seasons. She also represented Spain at international level, running out for the national side at the 2004 U-19 World Cup in Thailand.Luis Garcia played for six different LaLiga clubs during his playing days, most famously donning the colours of both Barcelona and Atletico Madrid. He picked up a Champions League winner’s medal with Liverpool in 2005 and rounded out his career with spells in Greece, Mexico, India and Australia.Xabi Prieto is one of the best examples of a ‘One-Club Man,’ spending the entirety of his 15-year playing career at Real Sociedad, his hometown club. Rising through the ranks from the youth academy he became club captain and made over 400 LaLiga appearances.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Eto
Novak Djokovic and Rafael Nadal met in the 2012 Australian Open final with Djokovic winning in five sets in five hours 53 minutes Novak Djokovic has dismissed suggestion of a rift with Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal over the on-going fall-out from Chris Kermode’s removal as ATP chairman.The Serb, who is the president of the 10-member ATP Player Council, is understood to have been part of a group of players keen for Kermode to leave his position, when his current term finishes at the end of this year. Federer was critical of Djokovic after the world No 1 refused to meet ahead of the vote which saw Kermode ousted as ATP chief when players’ representatives on the ATP Board decided against endorsing an extension of the Englishman’s contract.Speaking ahead of the Miami Open, Djokovic sought to direct focus onto tennis rather than the sport’s politics and said: “I saw Roger today, we were in the opening ceremony cutting the ribbon on centre court. “We had a small chat there was no time to talk about the political stuff. That is hopefully something we will have time in the next few days to go through.“It’s not necessary for you guys to create any tensions between us. In contrary I have a very good relations with both of them.”Federer said he now saw no rush for the pair to discuss the matter because a decision has been made on Kermode’s future.“A lot of stuff has been decided already so we’ll see if this week is going to happen or not but we are not chasing each other at this point,” said Federer. “If it happens, it happens.”Djokovic also invited Federer or Nadal to voice their “extremely important” opinions, but offered a reminder that it was the three players representatives on the ATP board that voted not to renew Kermode’s contract and not the player council.“The player council is only part of the structure,” said Djokovic. “We are not part of the board or deciding anything that is voted on later on.“We are in consultation and collaboration with our player board representatives. Board members are the ones voting on what they think is appropriate for the players side.“Federer and Nadal have been icons of our sport for so many years and their opinions are extremely important to everyone. If they want to be active and part of it, either officially or unofficially, I think it’s only positive news for us.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
JEFF SCHORFHEIDE/Herald photoThese aren?t the inexperienced Badgers of opening day.Set back by one of the worst performances of the season ? a 3-0 loss to Minnesota State Friday night ? the Wisconsin men?s hockey team responded with a statement 4-2 win on senior night Saturday at the Kohl Center.?We were angry and embarrassed [Friday] night, and we wanted to come back [Saturday] with a strong performance,? captain Davis Drewiske said.Many of the players took the loss particularly hard, losing sleep over it and bickering about it during the pregame meal Saturday. Only when the goals began to come did the distress dissipate.Wisconsin (14-12-6, 10-10-4 WCHA) got off to a much faster start than Friday, when it saw more players slip and fall on the ice than shots go in the net.?At the start of the game we were much more focused, the purpose was there,? head coach Mike Eaves said.However, it was Minnesota State (16-11-4, 10-10-4) that got the first good scoring chance of the night.Andrew Sackrison found himself alone in the low slot. His shot beat Shane Connelly, but it hit the post and ricocheted out. A short time later Wisconsin?s stronger effort paid off.Patrick Johnson slipped a shot in between goaltender Mike Zacharias? pads from the left faceoff circle to give Wisconsin the early lead. Johnson?s seventh goal of the season was set up by Ben Street?s hustle, as Street swiped a pass in the neutral zone and dumped it off to Johnson just as he crossed into the offensive zone.?It was a good turning point; usually we don?t get the first goal,? Johnson said. ?After [Friday] night we had to come out strong.?Shut down in the previous three games against the Mavericks ? able to muster just two goals ? the Badgers? offense came to life in the second period. Over a span of 6:19, Wisconsin scored three goals to go up 4-0.First it was John Mitchell tipping an Aaron Bendickson shot top shelf for his sixth goal of the season. Then it was Michael Davies wristing a rebounding puck past an unaware Zacharias on the power play ? the Mavericks goalie was screened on the play by the sprawled body of Blake Geoffrion, who had fallen down on the initial shot by Jaime McBain. Finally, it was Drewiske on the man-advantage, beating Zacharias five-hole from the top of the right faceoff circle.?The goals down the stretch are going to be the ones where you go to the net, you throw it at the nets, get some tips, some screens,? Johnson said. ?That?s what you need to do to win.?Not used to playing with the lead, and such a big one at that, UW relented a bit.?I think it was good experience for us too on how to handle playing with a lead,? Drewiske said. ?I don?t think we did a great job with it, but it?s experience.?With just under two minutes remaining in the second period, the Mavericks ended Connelly?s shutout bid.Fourth line forward Tom Gorowsky was trying to cover the back door on a Minnesota State rush. Instead, he kicked in the rebound with his skate. Geoff Irwin, who scored on a breakaway Friday, was credited with his second goal in as many nights.Jon Kalinski concluded the scoring for either side with a shorthanded goal little more than seven minutes into the final frame.For whatever reason, whether it was parents being in town or midterms, the Badgers didn?t come to the rink ready to play Friday night. So instead of playing aggressively, winning puck battles and finding a rhythm offensively from the get-go, Wisconsin was stuck trying to build its ?fire? throughout the game.?Our team did not gather the twigs, get the big logs and as a result, we were scrambling to build the fire as the game went along,? Eaves said. ?We were trying to build it the whole game and never got it done.?Minnesota State, meanwhile, didn?t lose the energy it had during its six-game winning streak and had 15 shots by the midway point of the first period.?We didn?t come out like a team fighting for our lives,? Connelly said. ?To come out in the biggest game of the year and really get worked in the first period was disappointing.?Within a span of 40 seconds, three Badgers received penalties ? Podge Turnbull?s 10-minute misconduct infraction didn?t deduct from the number of players on the ice ? giving Minnesota State an extended five-on-three.The Mavericks needed just 11 seconds to get one past Connelly, as Kael Mouillierat delivered a rebounding puck at the doorstep.UW began chipping away at the shot totals. The scoreboard, however, got worse.Credit Maverick Zach Harrison with the second goal of the game, but it was Badger defenseman Cody Goloubef who put it in the net. A shot by the sophomore center caromed off defenseman Craig Johnson?s stick and hit Connelly in the facemask. Connelly couldn?t find the handle on the airborne puck, so Goloubef hurriedly tried to flip it out of the crease. Only he hit it the wrong way, and Minnesota State had a 2-0 lead.?It just bounced around like a pinball with a few directional changes, and that?s kind of the way the bounces were going for us,? Connelly said. ?It was just a fluke goal.? Misfortune struck again a few minutes later. As Wisconsin?s power play wrapped up, a pass was sent out to defenseman Kyle Klubertanz at the point for a final look. Instead of a clean shot at Zacharias, Irwin ? who had just come out of the box ? got a clean shot on Connelly, as the puck bounced over Klubertanz? stick and into the neutral zone. He didn?t miss.It?s not like Wisconsin didn?t have its own fair share of chances. They were there; the finishes weren?t.
LIVE TV FOLLOW US Raj Sarkar Written By 2020 is almost here and UFC has already planned some fireworks for their fans. Conor McGregor’s much-awaited UFC return is finally happening on January 18, 2020, against Donald Cerrone, while Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson has also been staged for April 18, 2020. With two mega-fights already on the line, UFC President Dana White recently revealed that they are planning one more super fight in 2020. Can you take a guess which one would it be?Also Read | UFC: Dana White Confirms That Conor McGregor Wants To Fight Jorge Masvidal At 170 LbsUFC: Dana White confirms another mega-fight for 2020In a recent interview with BT Sport, Dana White said that they are looking up for a re-match between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2020. Yes, the UFC President wants that to happen but only if both of them are successful in their upcoming fights. Conor McGregor is going to face Donald Cerrone ( the man with most UFC wins) in a welterweight contest at UFC 246. On the other hand, Khabib Nurmagomedov is going to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson.Dana White confirmed both the fights and said that they are happening for sure. If both Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov defeat their rivals in their upcoming fights, the re-match is happening. Hear it from the horse’s mouth itself. COMMENT Also Read | Conor McGregor Vs Khabib Nurmagomedov Rematch Possible, Admits UFC President Dana WhiteUFC 246: What’s on the line for the epic rematch?Apart from a victory in the upcoming fight, the lightweight gold is definitely on the line for Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov 2. If McGregor gets victorious over Donald Cerrone at 170 lbs, he would need to come down to 155 lbs to face Khabib Nurmagomedov. However, the undefeated Dagestani has yet not shown his interest in Conor McGregor, as he said that he should win 10 fights in a row to get that re-match. Also Read | Miesha Tate Gives Former Rival Amanda Nunes ‘G.O.A.T’ RecognitionAlso Read | Conor McGregor Is A Scary Dude When He’s Hungry, Dedicated And Motivated, Says Owen Roddy WATCH US LIVE SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 12th December, 2019 09:21 IST Last Updated: 12th December, 2019 09:21 IST UFC: Dana White Confirms Khabib-Conor Rematch On The Cards, Khabib Begs To Differ After Conor McGregor vs Donald Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson, Dana White is planning another mega-fight in 2020. Know more about it