QuickCar Racing Products quick to continue IMCA national champion awards

first_imgLEBANON, Tenn. – IMCA drivers planning to chase national championships didn’t have to wait long to learn that QuickCar Racing Products would continue its slate of awards for top drivers in all eight divisions.IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet North­ern SportMods and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods national champions all receive 3-gauge panels while the national Late Model champion gets a 4-gauge panel set and both the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car and Mach-1 Sport Compact national champions receive 2-gauge panel sets from the Lebanon, Tenn., manufacturer.Now in its sixth year of IMCA sponsorship, QuickCar introduced its understandably popular program of awards for national champions in 2015.Champions crowned during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s take home QuickCar tachometers, as does the champion at the Sprint Nationals.National champions will receive their awards during the IMCA banquet in November. Su­per Nation­als and the Sprint Car Nationals awards will be presented in victory lane.QuickCar manufac­tures a wide variety of high performance products that also includes volt me­ters, water pressure kits, tachometers and switch panels.Information about the complete QuickCar line of products is available at the www.quickcar.com website, by calling 800 997-7333 and on Fa­cebook.“The renewal of the QuickCar program is great for us and just another reason to compete for a national championship in 2018,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “The battle will be wide open this year and we can anticipate it will come right down to the last weekend in September as it always does.”last_img read more

CAF Confederation Cup: Enyimba too strong for TS Galaxy

first_imgRelatedPosts Kano Pillars to play CAF Confederation Cup home matches away from home Perfect start for Nigeria’s Enyimba in CAF Confederation Cup CAF CC: Akwa United beat Al-Ittihad on penalties  TS Galaxy CAF Confederation Cup’s group stage hopes hang in the balance after going down 2-0 to Nigerian side Enyimba at Enyimba International Stadium on Sunday evening.The GladAfrica Championship side got to this stage of the tournament after thrashing CNaPs Sport 4-1 on aggregate in the preliminary round, while the Nigerian giants got the second bite of the cherry after being knocked out of the CAF Champions League by Al Hilal Omdurman in the first round.Galaxy were under siege in the early stages as Enyimba opened the scoring in the seventh, thanks to Victor Mbaoma, who struck home a cross inside the box, getting his first goal for the club.Dan Malesela’s charges were growing in the game halfway through the first stanza, impressing with their possession game and their first chance came three minutes before the break after Tshegofatso Nyama went through on goal but he struck his shot wide from close range.The Rockets were finding chances early in the second stanza, with the match stretching from end to end but the People’s Elephants got the second goal just after the hour-mark after Martins Usule nettted with a cracking strike.The game was opening up more in the latter phase, Enyimba carving out their opportunities, but goalkeeper Ludwe Mpakumpaku kept the score-line respectable as the visitors went down 2-0 in the end.Masalesa’s men will have a chance to overturn the tie when the sides clash in the second-leg next Sunday on South African soil. Tags: CAF Cofederation Cuplast_img read more

Manchester United face English FA charge for conduct against Liverpool

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea Manchester United were charged by the Football Association in England on Tuesday for failing to ensure their players conducted themselves in an orderly fashion” in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to Liverpool. The charge refers to Manchester United goalkeeper, David de Gea and a group of his team mates. They had confronted referee Craig Pawson after he originally awarded a goal by Roberto Firmino in the 25th minute. De Gea was booked for his protests after claiming he was fouled by Liverpool defender, Virgil van Dijk in the build-up. The goal was overturned by the video assistant referee. Manchester United have until Thursday to respond to the charge. Manchester United manager, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, could meanwhile be without Swedish defender, Victor Lindelof for Wednesday’s home tie with Burnley after he was sent home ill from training earlier Tuesday.Tags: Craig PawsonDavid De GeaFALiverpoolManchester Unitedlast_img read more

MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring

first_img Hospice volunteers help families navigate grief and find hope – September 12, 2020 Latest Posts Bio ELLSWORTH — At long last, the verdict is in.High school sports will be offered in Maine this fall after the Maine Principals’ Association received approval from state agencies on a framework for a 2020 season, though not all activities have been cleared to return. Golf, cross-country, field hockey and soccer will be offered with football and volleyball set to be moved to early 2021.The MPA made the announcement Thursday, one day after the governing body met with the Maine School Superintendents Association and the Janet Mills administration to hash out the final parameters for the fall season. The MPA informed member schools of the decision in an email that included guidelines for a return to play for all sports.The MPA had previously recommended at its Aug. 27 meeting that all sports be offered for the fall season. Yet those plans changed five days later when Department of Health and Human Services Commissioner Jeanne Lambrew and Department of Education Commissioner Pender Makin informed the MPA that the proposal did not meet state guidelines on the return to community sports.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textIn a joint statement, the commissioners referred to the newly approved guidelines as a “consensus” on a safe return to high school sports. Maine School Superintendents Association Executive Director Eileen King added that the guidelines were successful in balancing the resumption of athletics with educators’ efforts to resume in-class instruction.“As an extension of our educational programming, it is important both cocurricular and extracurricular activities are offered in a manner that is safe and consistent with the DHHS-approved community sports guidelines,” King said. “These activities, if offered under these guidelines, will help to promote the safety of all participants as well as the safety of the sponsoring schools.”Golf and cross-country, the two “low-risk” activities under the state’s guidelines on community sports, have been approved on a statewide basis. Field hockey and soccer, which are designated as “moderate-risk” sports, may return on a regional basis only. Soccer teams will not participate in postseason play this fall.In lieu of traditional football, schools may offer 7-on-7 touch or flag football as well as Ironman or punt-pass-and-kick competitions. MPA Executive Director Mike Burnham said the governing body will look to offer the sport “in the late winter [or] early spring,” though concerns remain regarding potential conflicts with other sports and the feasibility of playing an outdoor sport in the state’s colder, wetter months.The decision regarding football was deeply unpopular among high school players and parents. Sandy Irish and Melissa Poland, mothers of players at Edward Little High School in Auburn, urged those from across the state to join in a protest that was held Saturday morning on Longley Bridge.Bucksport’s Alexis Wardwell chases down Washington Academy’s Siobhan Duffy during a 2019 high school girls’ soccer game at Bucksport High School. Soccer, golf, cross-country and field hockey will be offered as part of the fall 2020 season. FILE PHOTO“The state’s COVID-19 infection rate is one of the lowest in the country, yet other contact sports are being allowed to play this fall,” Irish and Poland wrote in a statement inviting others to turn out for the protest. “We won’t stop, and we can’t stop until our voices are heard and reconsiderations are made this fall to play all fall sports.”Despite nixing indoor volleyball, the MPA gave schools the clearance to play the sport outdoors if they can do so safely. Mount Desert Island Athletic Director Bunky Dow expressed optimism in the MPA’s ability to provide a workable environment for a traditional indoor season early next year.“We have three courts right now that we can use for outdoor volleyball, so we can do something there,” Dow told The Ellsworth American. “For indoor, if you put it between the winter and spring seasons, the only thing you’re really competing against is fine arts. I think that’s something that could work out, and it’s good for our volleyball program.”The MDI Regional School System and Ellsworth School Department approved fall seasons at their respective board meetings Thursday and Friday. Dow and Ellsworth Athletic Director Josh Frost had recommended prior to the MPA’s announcement that their boards adopt whatever proposal was approved by the governing body.In late August, Consolidated School District 13 (Deer Isle-Stonington) announced it would not be holding soccer this fall and instead offer only golf and cross-country. Yet the CSD 13 Board reversed that decision Monday, one day after Superintendent Christian Elkington recommended the district offer the sport at the high school level.“We will do our best to schedule 8-10 games,” Elkington said in a memo to board members. “We hope to learn from our experiences with varsity soccer and what other schools find and work through this fall to better inform how we will, potentially, handle a future winter sports season.”The administrative response to the MPA announcement was much different in Sullivan, where the Regional School Unit 24 Board of Directors voted Monday to uphold its earlier decision canceling the fall season. The 6-3 vote means Sumner Memorial High School and the district’s four K-8 schools will not take part in athletics this fall.Games and meets this season will be limited to attendances of 100 people in accordance with Governor Mills’ executive order limiting gathering sizes. Players, coaches, volunteers, officials, trainers, media members and spectators will all count toward the 100-person limit.“I think a lot of schools are still not sure what they’re going to do about fans,” Dow said. “We’d like to have them, but if we can’t, we might be looking at live-streaming the events. It’s important for those people who might not be able to be there that they still have a way to watch.”Schools in counties that have been assigned “yellow” or “red” designations under the Maine Department of Education’s guidelines on a return to classroom learning may not hold practices or games. With the exception of York County (yellow), all counties in Maine are currently designated as “green.”For teams participating in approved sports, the season is scheduled to begin with tryouts and the first practices Monday, Sept. 14. The first countable games and meets may be held as early as the following Friday, Sept. 25.Update: This story has been updated to include announcements made by local school boards and comments from local administrators. 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.center_img Ellsworth runners compete in virtual Boston Marathon – September 16, 2020 Latest posts by Mike Mandell (see all) MPA approves golf, XC, field hockey, soccer; football, volleyball moved to spring – September 10, 2020last_img read more

Virat Kohli is positive despite losing to Chennai Super Kings

first_imgChennai: It was a start that Royal Challengers Bangalore (RCB) skipper Virat Kohli would like to forget as his team was thrashed by seven wickets by defending champions Chennai Super Kings (CSK) in the season opening game of the 12th edition of the Indian Premier League (IPL) here.But trying to remain positive despite the result on Saturday, Kohli said that it was good to get a loss like this out of the way early in the tournament. Having scored just 70 runs after losing the toss and batting first, Kohli’s men saw Chennai chase down the target in the 18th over of the innings.He revealed that the idea was to take the game as deep down as possible after a poor start with the bat.“No one wants to start like this, but it’s good to get a game like this out of the way – this early in the tournament. We spoke of trying to be in the game, taking it to the 18th over was nice to see.”While one would think it was a poor reading of the wicket that saw RCB play three frontline pacers in Umesh Yadav, Mohammed Siraj and Navdeep Saini, but Kohli backed the decision and said that the wicket looked much better than it played.“The batting wasn’t good, it wasn’t easy to bat on, looked much better surface though. I thought 140-150 would have been an ideal score, especially with dew expected later on. A scrappy start to the league, but I don’t think either team had control over it, the pitch was under the covers for 4 days, but we should have batted better, 110-120 would have been a fighting score,” he said.Also Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

Hardik Pandya Joins Hands With Nat Geo

first_imgNew Delhi: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya has joined hands with National Geographic’s ‘Choose The Planet’ initiative and has called upon people to reduce single-use plastic and make India free of the menace.On the occasion of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, Pandya tweeted: “When it comes to the planet, we are all on one team. Planet or Plastic? I #ChooseThePlanet.”He also nominated his teammates – Rohit Sharma, Krunal Pandya and KL Rahul to take the pledge. (IANS) Also Read: Pakistan Cricketer Abdul Razzaq ‘I can Make Hardik Pandya One of The Best All-Rounders’Also Watch: Durga Puja 2019: Puja Preparations at Naba Bikas Sangha in Guwahlast_img read more

Ennis plays well against Western Michigan’s various defensive looks

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Steve Hawkins had a plan. Throw multiple defenders at Tyler Ennis and try to fluster him with a bunch of different looks.But it didn’t matter what the Western Michigan coach did or whom he had guarding Ennis. The freshman point guard wasn’t to be denied in his first NCAA Tournament game. Ennis finished with 16 points and six assists in 36 minutes, slicing through the WMU (23-10, 14-4 Mid-American Conference) defense with ease in Syracuse’s (27-5, 14-4 Atlantic Coast) 77-53 win on Thursday.Ennis showcased a smooth mid-range jumper. When the Bronco defense played off him, he nailed shots and looked comfortable pulling up off the dribble. “He’s being more aggressive,” SU assistant coach Gerry McNamara said. “It’s good for our offense. Anytime he has open shots he needs to shoot them because he’s more than capable of making it.”At times this year, Ennis has deferred and served as a pass-first point guard. That works well for Syracuse, but the Orange is even more lethal when he’s draining jump shots. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEnnis said he hasn’t changed his approach at all. He’s playing the same style he has all season. When a shot’s there, he’ll take it. “I’m just getting open shots and I’m just taking them,” Ennis said. “I don’t think there’s more of a focus for me.”In the first half, he dribbled toward the corner and found himself wide open. Instead of looking for a slashing Jerami Grant or C.J. Fair — which has worked perfectly fine this season — Ennis drilled a baseline jumper. Later on, he curled off a Rakeem Christmas screen and nailed another mid-range jumper. Ennis didn’t just help SU with his jump shot, though. In the first half, he penetrated and spun his body toward the basket. The ball swirled around the rim before eventually falling. Every time he shot, Ennis looked smooth, as he was able to help the Orange blow by the Broncos.“It’s great for us,” Grant said. “Just like Trevor, it opens up the court. When they’re hitting shots we definitely need that.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 20, 2014 at 9:27 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHasslast_img read more

Football: Chris Orr to start Saturday

first_imgWhen Chris Orr filled in for Leon Jacobs following Jacobs’ ejection for targeting during the Wisconsin football team’s win over Troy Saturday, Sept. 19, he did more than serve as a substitute.Orr recorded a game-high 14 tackles, and now he has a starting spot.Defensive coordinator Dave Aranda said Wednesday that Orr had been working with the first-team defense all week and Jacobs had been rotating with the second-team.Aranda said both will get playing time this Saturday, Sept. 26, against Hawaii.“There’s a certain guy that’s made or built to play inside linebacker,” Aranda said. To him, Orr fits that mold.Aranda added that Orr’s instincts and intelligence propelled him into the starting role, and that Jacobs could slide to the outside if needed.“Leon is the leader of that position group … he’s a favorite of mine,” Aranda said.Football: Ready Orr not, here he comesGetting thrust into the thick of the action is something Chris Orr had to deal with early in his Wisconsin Read…Aranda addresses targeting callsAranda took some of the blame in the ejections of Derrick Tindal and Leon Jacobs last Saturday against Troy for their targeting penalties.“I need to do a better job of making a ‘strike-zone’ emphasis,” Aranda said. “From the bottom of the numbers to the thyroid. That’s kind of a general consensus. We’ve talked about it. I haven’t made a big enough deal of it.”Both Jacobs and Tindal acknowledged they could have done a better job of implementing proper tackling technique.Jacobs said he needed to hit the quarterback lower on his penalty, and Tindal said he needed to wrap up the ball carrier next time instead of leading with his arms.Position changesFormer safety Lubern Figaro and former tailback Caleb Kinlaw have switched over to cornerback, Aranda confirmed Wednesday.The changes have brought a new energy to the defense, Aranda said.“A lot of times when you take guys and change positions you kind of have to give them leeway,” Aranda said. “But they’re giving us a boost.”Freshman Alec Ingold, who played quarterback in high school and was expected to play linebacker at college, has moved to fullback.Aranda doesn’t expect to see him on the defensive side of the ball any time soon.“I think on offense he’s really found himself a home,” Aranda said.last_img read more

Wa All Stars to tour UK for pre-season

first_imgPremier League outfit Wa All Stars will soon embark on a trip to the United Kingdom for a short period of pre-season training.Sources close to the club told footy-ghana.com that whilst the date for departure is yet to be confirmed, the trip will be sponsored by an unnamed philanthropist based in England who is an avowed supporter of the club.Wa All Stars, owned by Ghana Football Association President Kwesi Nyantakyi, has maintained its place in Ghana’s top flight since 2007 and the club finished 10th at the end of the 2012/2013 Premier League season.last_img read more

Celtic not to give up on Djurić, representative of B&H asked for Permission to move to Scotland

first_img(Source: klix.ba) The British Sunday Post in its last issue stated that Celtic remains persisted in their intention to bring Cesena’s striker, Milan Djurić, to the Celtic Park.Even though Cesena, which recently dropped to Serie B, smoothly rejected the first offer of the Celts, this club will soon offer a new, higher amount for Djurić papers to Italians. According to the same source, Djurić asked the current club leaders for permission to go to Celtic which will be playing in the Champions League.The Sunday Post is convinced that Celtic and Cesena will find the common ground, and that the player of national team of B&H will move to Scotland very soon.last_img read more