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New promoters see Sunday car counts on upswing at The New Raceway Park

By on September 23, 2020

first_imgForty-six truckloads of black gumbo clay were added to the quarter-mile oval this spring as part of am­bitious facility-wide improvements. “It was excellent that we got the IMCA sanction,” said Kiraly. “We’re bringing the fun back to rac­ing at this track. We saw four-wide racing at our last show and the drivers had a blast. We had 63 cars on our first night, 68 cars on our second and 72 on our third.” “Everything has been real positive,” he concluded. “We’ve gotten a lot of support from a lot of peo­ple.” “We have a lot of IMCA drivers who live in this area,” he added, “and we’re going to work very hard at getting the drivers who stopped racing here to come back.” The former driver and industry veteran Dennis Moore now co-promote The New Raceway Park in Jef­ferson S.D. “I’d raced for 15 years, in everything from a hobby stock to a modified. I hadn’t thought about promot­ing until some drivers asked me if I’d be interested,” Kiraly said. “One thing led to another before there was an offer I couldn’t refuse.” Kiraly and Moore also caught up on maintenance on the grandstand side of the track, notably with the concession area and restrooms. JEFFERSON, S.D. – An offer he couldn’t say no to got Sioux City businessman Steve Kiraly back into motorsports. Points earned at The New Raceway Park figure toward the Side Biter Chassis North Central Re­gion for Modifieds, EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region for Stock Cars and Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region for Hobby Stocks. The former Interstate Speedway crowned its first IMCA champion in 1986; what later became Raceway Park was sanctioned for eight seasons, most recently last year. With IMCA Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Kustoms North­ern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts on regular weekly programs, they’ve seen car counts go up at every Sunday show since opening night on May 26.last_img read more

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Real in talks with Mane

By on September 22, 2020

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Real Madrid have reportedly made contact with the representatives of Liverpool winger Sadio Mane regarding a potential future transfer. Mane has established himself as one of the most highly-regarded players in the world during his time at Anfield, contributing 73 goals from 150 appearances in all competitions. However, despite holding a contract until 2023, speculation persists regarding an exit for the Senegal international at the end of the season. According to Le10Sport, Real have already asked Mane’s camp whether he would entertain leaving Merseyside for Spain’s capital later in 2020. The report claimed that Los Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane is keen to use Mane in tandem with Eden Hazard and Karim Benzema. While the 27-year-old would cost well in excess of £100 million, Real hope to raise funds with the sales of Gareth Bale and James Rodriguez.Tags: Jurgen KloppLiverpoolReal MadridSadio ManeZinedine Zidanelast_img read more

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Mel aware of the need to succeed

By on September 21, 2020

first_img And asked about what might happen if the Baggies do not take maximum points on Saturday, Mel said at his pre-match press conference on Thursday: “I understand why you have to ask the question. “But I’m sure you’ll understand that I don’t actually know.” He added: “My focus is on the players and working with them in order to improve them, because this is the only way I can be sure I’m going to be here for a long time.” Stretching back to before Mel’s arrival at the club, West Brom have won only once in 18 league games. They have 10 matches left to play, and while that is one more than 18th-placed Cardiff, 19th-ranked Sunderland have 12 to go and are only a point worse off than Albion and the Bluebirds. And the 51-year-old – whose side, after Swansea, face Hull and Norwich away either side of hosting Cardiff – said of Saturday’s encounter: ”Of course we must win. ”It is being said that there are four important games, but for me there is only one important thing at the moment, and that is to beat Swansea.” Although Mel is looking for improvement in his players, certainly it seems he has confidence in them. Asked if he could see winners in the Albion dressing room, Mel said: “If this wasn’t the case – if I didn’t believe there were – then I would have already spoken to the chairman in order to leave.” Mel emphasised he had not seriously thought about departing, and insisted he has no regrets over becoming West Brom boss. With the winless run, the loss of a considerable number of players through injury and the furore over Nicolas Anelka’s ‘quenelle’ goal celebration, it has hardly made for an enjoyable time in the Baggies hot seat so far for the former Real Betis coach. But asked if he had any regrets about taking the job, Mel, speaking in Spanish and through a translator, said: ”No. ”I knew it wasn’t going to be easy. Alongside the situation with Anelka, the injuries and of course the results, there is also the fact that it is a new country with a new language and culture. ”But, for me, it was an opportunity and a really exciting one. ”I’m a very well recognised head coach in Spain, but here I have to earn the right to be respected. ”This is what I am trying to do and the only way I know is through hard work.” While it appears uncertain what the West Brom hierarchy think about Mel, it does, at the very least, look as if he has the backing of some of the club’s supporters. It has emerged that Albion fans are set to take Spain flags with them to Swansea as a show of support for Mel. And asked about that, he said: ”I think the supporters are extremely important. ”Players and coaches come and go but the supporters really are the heart and soul of the club. ”I can only thank them. Since I came to West Brom, they have been extremely kind to me. ”Indeed, everyone at the club has. But what I would really like to stress is that I am extremely indebted to the supporters. ”But perhaps this isn’t the best game (to display the flags) because Swansea have eight Spanish players!” Mel also said that Steven Reid (knee), Billy Jones and Claudio Yacob (both hamstring) would not feature on Saturday. Diego Lugano and Chris Brunt (both knee) had already been ruled out, while Anelka will serve a five-match suspension after both he and the FA declined to appeal against the sanction. West Brom head coach Pepe Mel does not know what will happen to him if his side fail to emerge from Saturday’s Barclays Premier League match at Swansea with a victory. Press Association Albion, clear of the relegation zone on goal difference alone in 17th place, have not won any of the seven fixtures they have played under Mel since his appointment in January. Reports have been suggesting his position is already under threat, while the Spaniard himself has made it clear he views the contest at the Liberty Stadium as a must-win game. last_img read more

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United: Van Gaal’s not a done deal

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first_img The way Giggs conducted himself during the first press conference of his temporary reign is understood to have gone down well with senior figures as the club. The interim manager spoke of his desire to restore some pride to the club following a disastrous season under Moyes, who left the team in seventh place, some 23 points behind Barclays Premier League leaders Liverpool. Giggs has received the backing of Sir Alex Ferguson. The Scot, whose retirement teed up the appointment of Moyes – a decision he was a driving force behind – on Friday appeared to put his weight behind Giggs getting the job on a full-time basis. “I think that he (Giggs) is the one man they should go to really,” Ferguson said at a charity dinner, according to the Daily Telegraph. “He’s got 20-odd years of experience at Manchester United. “I signed him as a kid at 13 years of age. He’s gone through the gamut of emotions at the club – he’s experienced all the highs and lows.” Giggs has immediately tried to evoke memories of former eras at Old Trafford, by installing fellow members of the ‘Class of 92′ – Nicky Butt, Phil Neville and Paul Scholes – on his staff. “He knows exactly what’s needed to be a Manchester United player and I was so pleased he brought Paul Scholes back in, and Nicky Butt of course – two great professionals,” Ferguson added. “They understand the club, they are hard workers, they are straight as a die. So you have got the right combinations there, there’s no doubt about that.” Giggs, who has been taking his UEFA Pro Licence exams, wants to prove he has a future in management during his four-match spell as interim coach. “I’ve got a chance to show what I can do and what I am capable of as a manager in a short space of time,” he said. Giggs appears open to the idea of talking with the board about taking charge, or at least having some sort of role within the new coach’s set-up, in the summer. “It can happen (young managers getting the job). That’s not something I’m thinking about at the moment,” Giggs said. “That’s another conversation to be had in three weeks, six weeks or whenever in the future.” But United, who have put Ryan Giggs in charge until the end of the season, denied the reports, with a spokesman saying: “There is nothing to report. We have not signed a new manager. When we have something to report, we will announce it.” Club sources said there were still “a number of names in the hat” – suggesting the hunt for Moyes’ successor could take some time yet. Carlo Ancelotti, Jose Mourinho and Pep Guardiola have ruled themselves out of the running publicly. Borussia Dortmund coach Jurgen Klopp has done so too, but he was never thought to be under consideration. Other potential contenders include Atletico Madrid manager Diego Simeone and Juventus’ Antonio Conte. It is easy to see why Van Gaal would be an attractive option. The 62-year-old has won titles in Holland, Germany and Spain. He has also made it clear that he wants to move to England after the World Cup. He was rumoured to be linked with the Tottenham job, but United would prove to be a far more attractive option for the Dutchman. The fact that Van Gaal would not be able to take over at United until after the World Cup is not considered a deal-breaker by the club’s board. Woodward, meanwhile, is expected to be at Old Trafford on Saturday evening to watch Giggs take charge of his first United game versus Norwich. Woodward does not view the 40-year-old Welshman as a potential successor to Moyes, but the United hierarchy do see the midfielder as their potential manager a few years down the line. A report in Dutch paper De Telegraaf on Saturday claimed Holland coach Van Gaal had agreed to sign a three-year deal at Old Trafford following a meeting with United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward in Portugal. It added that the former Barcelona and Bayern Munich coach, who will leave his post as Holland coach after this summer’s World Cup, would be free to choose his own backroom staff, claiming he would likely take Patrick Kluivert as his number two. Manchester United are yet to decide who should replace David Moyes despite reports Louis van Gaal has agreed a deal to take charge of the club. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Dr. Donald Fennoy: PBC School District Rethinking Back to School Policy

By on September 20, 2020

first_imgPalm Beach County School District Superintendent Donald Fennoy says they are re-evaluating the way students will be introduced back into the classroom. Initially, the school district voted to not offer parents any option to send their kids back to the brick and mortar school. Only virtual learning was offered until South Florida entered into phase two of reopening. As a result, the county spent millions of dollars to equip every student with a laptop and internet connectivity.Now, Dr. Fennoy announced is amending his recommendation saying in-person learning will be parents’ choice and will take place when health conditions permit without any phasing of re-entry by grade level or program.He has called for a special meeting of the school board Wednesday at 2 p.m to discuss re-entry options.The district originally planned on bringing students back in stages, starting with students in transition grades, including pre-K, kindergarten, first, sixth and ninth grades, as well as Exceptional Student Education centers and cluster sites.The start of school in Palm Beach County has been delayed until August 31st. The majority of Martin County students returned to the classroom today.Any plan will then have to be submitted and approved by the Florida Department of Education.last_img read more

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Local wrestling teams start slow, finish strong at Ellsworth tourney

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first_img Mike MandellMike Mandell is the sports editor at The Ellsworth American and Mount Desert Islander. He began working for The American in August 2016. You can reach him via email at mmandell@ellsworthamerican.com. Bio MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020 Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest Postscenter_img ELLSWORTH — With time ticking away, Brody Boynton flipped the script.In a hard-fought match, Boynton and Foxcroft’s Elijah Ames had been locking heads for close to a minute. That was disadvantageous to Boynton, who was trailing and needed four points an impossibly brief amount of time to put himself in position to win. With only 20 seconds left, only a pin could save him.Out of seemingly nowhere, Boynton pulled it off. He gained leverage, pinned Ames to the mat with only four seconds left and chest-bumped his head coach, Dan Ormsby, in celebration.“That’s big for points!” Ormsby yelled. Bucksport was, after all, not too far behind Foxcroft in the overall team standings entering Boynton’s 170-pound title match. This win brought the Golden Bucks even closer to a possible first-place finish at Satuday’s tournament in Ellsworth.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textBucksport didn’t quite edge Foxcroft for first in the end, but Boynton’s win was still an important one for the team’s confidence. Despite struggling at the start of the day, the Golden Bucks bounced back to finish in second place and join Ellsworth in the top three.“We didn’t exactly get off to the start we wanted to today,” Ormsby said. “A lot of wrestlers that have done well for us before struggled early, and that set us back at the start. Our team had to find a way to get back up there in points, and we did.”Bucksport and Ellsworth both had some top wrestlers come up a bit short. The Golden Bucks’ David Gross, who’s won several competitions at the 285-pound level this year, lost to Madison’s Matt Brown in the semifinals. For Ellsworth, Logan Lord fell to Medomak Valley’s Steven Thompson in a closely contested title bout at 138.The day would later take a bizarre turn for Ellsworth in the 182-pound title bout. Trent Goodman, one of several Ellsworth wrestlers being honored for the team’s Senior Day, suffered what appeared to bite marks on his forearm as he recorded a pin against Lee Academy’s Artem Loginov. Loginov was later disqualified as a result.“I just straight up got bit,” Goodman said. “It was just weird. I didn’t even know what happened at first, but right as I got the pin, my arm felt something.”Goodman was one of two winners on the day for Ellsworth. The other was Peyton Cole, who easily defeated each of his three opponents in the 152-pound weight class. The Eagles also had strong showings from Lord, Josh Wright, Scott Firley and Ethan DesJardin.Bucksport’s other winner was Foster Ashmore, who claimed the 120-pound title with a win over Ethan Moulton of Piscataquis. Gross, Keigan Riccard and Alex Burbank won their respective consolation brackets for Bucksport.“I think what we’ll take away from this day is that we’re capable of competing with anyone,” Ormsby said. “We were dealing with an injury to Devin (Darveau) today and didn’t start the way we wanted to,” Ormsby said. “If we’re healthy and start better, that win is right there.For Ellsworth, the mood was much of the same. Head coach J.F. Burns was happy with how his some of his wrestlers who didn’t place performed, but the team had to rebound from a tough start to the day.“It seemed to me that we had a bit of a slow start and got better as the day went on,” Burns said. “These tournaments are long, and if you can hold your own later on, that’s always a good thing.”The next meet for both teams will be at noon Saturday, Jan. 28. Bucksport will host the meet, which will include all Penobscot Valley Conference teams and others from around the state. Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020last_img read more

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The Latest: France rugby player suspended during lockdown

By on September 18, 2020

first_imgBritish Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again.Dowden updated legislators earlier this week on his talks with sports governing bodies.___Despite high-profile reversals by Liverpool and Tottenham, Norwich has defended its decision to place some non-playing staff on furlough during the coronavirus outbreak.The Canaries are one of only two English Premier League clubs using the scheme. Employees receive 80% of wages from the British government up to 2,500 pounds ($3,000) although, in this instance, Norwich is making up the remaining 20%. April 25, 2020 The prop was suspended for hitting a Scotland player during their Six Nations encounter on March 8 at Murrayfield — the last match to be played in the competition.The French rugby federation says Haouas “can serve this punishment during confinement and can thus play again once the sporting season resumes.”France is in lockdown until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic.It is uncertain if and when the Six Nations matches can be completed.___ The Latest: France rugby player suspended during lockdown English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic.Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30.The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.Highlighting the PlayersTogether initiative launched by Premier League players earlier this month which aims to raise and distribute funds for National Health Service charities, Chelsea told its stars to focus their efforts on other causes.“Representatives of the Chelsea board have recently held extensive talks with the men’s first team to discuss how they can contribute financially to the club during the coronavirus crisis,” a statement on the club website said. “At this time, the men’s first team will not be contributing towards the club financially and instead the board have directed the team to focus their efforts on further supporting other charitable causes.” Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___France rugby player Mohamed Haouas will be free to resume playing after lockdown ends by serving his three-week suspension during it. ___The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June. Newcastle is the other top-flight club to turn to the job retention program while Liverpool, Tottenham and Bournemouth made U-turns on their decisions to furlough staff following heavy criticism.“The decision we made was in the best interests of the club and its staff. We’ve been very transparent that we’re run in a self-financed manner,” Norwich chief operating officer Ben Kensell told BBC Radio Norfolk. “Ultimately, if we had the available cash flow to not have to take up schemes then, like other football clubs have, we would.”Last-place Norwich, which has nine games remaining, is reportedly budgeting for a loss of between 18-35 million pounds due to the coronavirus pandemic.___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 last_img read more

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Sunrisers remain in contention with six-wicket win over CSK

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first_imgSURESH Raina’s opportunity to lead Chennai Super Kings (CSK) for only the third time in VIVO IPL history ended in defeat, as the MS Dhoni-less defending champions succumbed to a six-wicket defeat to Sunrisers Hyderabad (SRH), only their second defeat of this season.Sunrisers, as a result, remain in contention of a place in the Playoffs having registered their fourth win out of eight matches.Electing to bat after winning the toss, CSK could manage only 132-5 from their 20 overs on a fresh Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium pitch, but Sunrisers Hyderbad cantered home with 3.1 overs to spare, their openers once again leading the run chase with half-centuries.David Warner began the run chase in characteristic fashion, racing to a 25-ball half-century before his dismissal, but Jonny Bairstow’s unbeaten 44-ball 61 ensured no drama towards the end even though they lost three more wickets.Earlier, the momentum from CSK’s innings was snuffed out with a cluster of wickets that fell in the middle overs. Only 52 runs came from the last 10 overs after Faf du Plessis and Shane Watson had added 79 runs for the opening wicket inside the first 10.Watson, bowled off Shahbaz Nadeem for 31 (29 balls) began a procession of wickets CSK didn’t quite recover from, with Ambati Rayudu finishing with 25 not out from 21 balls, and Ravindra Jadeja an uncharacteristic 20-ball 10 not out against his name.Despite CSK’s rollicking start after four quiet initial overs, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Khaleel Ahmed and Rashid Khan combined for excellent economy rates to restrict the batsmen. The absence of the inspirational figure of MS Dhoni exposed the CSK middle order, as none of the batsmen provided the impetus towards the tail-end of the innings.The destructive opening pair of Sunrisers were at it again, this time against CSK. Warner and Bairstow made short work of the CSK total with a rollicking start, as they took on the CSK opening bowlers for 68 runs in the Powerplay.Warner perished for an even 50 off 25 balls, but his innings contained 10 boundaries that put the pressure back on the CSK bowlers up front.Bairstow played the support role towards the beginning of the innings, but took over the scoring duties after Warner’s dismissal. The England player got stuck into the CSK spinner Karn Sharma, and his three fours and three sixes in his 44-ball stay killed the run chase.CSK looked set for a competitive total when their openers were at the crease. Shane Watson and Faf du Plessis added 79 for the opening wicket before their innings lost momentum, but du Plessis controlled the start of the innings with some attacking strokeplay.His innings included three fours and as many sixes to power the CSK innings, but his dismissal proved to be vital for SRH to come back in the game.Scores: Chennai Super Kings: 132-5 (Faf du Plessis 45, Shane Watson 31, Rashid Khan 2-17, Vijay Shankar 1-11) lost to Sunrisers Hyderabad: 137-4 (Jonny Bairstow 61*, David Warner 50, Imran Tahir 2-20)last_img read more

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D.O. Sportscast episode 17: A trip to the ice cream truck and a preview of SU’s upcoming games

By on September 16, 2020

first_img Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Sam Fortier joins the show to discuss his takeaways from Monday’s practice and the Wake Forest game. We take a trip back to the ice cream truck to compare SU to an ice cream truck item. To finish, Fortier previews North Carolina State and why Miami isn’t a must win.Listen to this episode of the D.O. Sportscast here: Published on February 12, 2018 at 10:50 pmcenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img

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Wisconsin Volleyball announces 2014 schedule

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first_imgThe Wisconsin volleyball team’s road to a repeat trip to the Final Four became a little clearer as the 2014 regular season schedule was released Monday.Matches with 12 teams that earned a berth in the NCAA Tournament last season highlight the Badgers’ schedule. Ten of those teams were ranked or received votes in the final American Volleyball Coaches Association poll last year.“It’s a challenging schedule and hopefully one that our fans will be excited about,” Sheffield told uwbadgers.com Monday. “Our nonconference schedule has a lot of teams that won a lot of matches last year and are projected to be very good this year.”The Badgers will open their season with a match against Louisville Aug. 29 in one of two games they will play in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge. The Cardinals posted a record of 23-8 in 2013.In its first matches of September, Wisconsin will travel to Colorado for the Northern Colorado/Colorado State Classic. The Badgers will open the round robin tournament with a match against a 21st-ranked Colorado State team that went 28-2 a season ago. UW will round out the tournament with matches against Florida A&M and Northern Colorado.“Our tournament in Colorado should be very challenging and give us the opportunity to play against a really good team in one of the best home environments in the country,” Sheffield said. “The other two road tournaments are against top teams in the ACC and Pac-12, and kick off a four-year schedule with these tournaments rotating every year for four years.”Wisconsin will host the Badger Invitational tournament Sept. 12-13. Ball State, Missouri State and Miami will travel to Madison for the tournament. All three teams picked up at least 19 wins last season.In its final nonconference matches of the season, Wisconsin will travel to Seattle where it will take on No. 6 USC and No. 4 Washington in the Pac 12/ Big Ten Challenge.Wisconsin’s conference schedule will include matches with the Big Ten’s two newest schools, Maryland and Rutgers. The Badgers will play two matches with the Scarlet Knights and one with the Terrapins.last_img read more

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