Boston tops SportMods at Tri-State

first_imgBy Rob NugentPOCOLA, Okla. (July 9) – Dustin Boston outran the IMCA SportMod field for his first Tri-State Speed­way victory of the season on Saturday night.Logan Ellis finished second for the second week in a row and last week’s winner, Dustin Leather­man, followed for a third place finish.Tate Cole captured his eighth Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified win of the season over Kevin Guinn in second and 15-year-old Kayden Menasco in third.last_img

Bournemouth player one of two more coronavirus positive tests in EPL

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians English Premier League clubside Bournemouth confirmed on Sunday that one of their players is among the two latest people across the league to test positive for the coronavirus.In a statement, Bournemouth said the player would now self-isolate for seven days, as per the protocols. Six people across three clubs, including at least one player from Watford, tested positive for the virus in the first round of tests.In a statement on its website, the Premier League said the two positive tests came from a round of 996 tests across all 20 clubs, with each club increasing their tests from 40 to 50.“The Premier League can today confirm that on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday 22 May, 996 players and club staff were tested for COVID-19. Of these, two have tested positive from two clubs,” the Premier League said.A third round of tests will take place at the 20 clubs on Monday and Tuesday.The Premier League is still hoping to resume the season in June. dpa/NAN.Tags: AFC BournemouthCoronavirusCOVID-19Watfordlast_img read more

Di Matteo celebrates historic Chelsea win

first_imgRoberto Di Matteo described Chelsea’s Champions League triumph against Napoli as one of the club’s greatest victories.The Blues overturned a 3-1 first-leg deficit at Stamford Bridge, where Branislav Ivanovic’s extra-time winner took them into the quarter-finals. Ivanovic fired in Chelsea’s winner.It was Chelsea’s third win in as many matches under interim boss Di Matteo, who paid tribute to his players.AdChoices广告He declared: “I’ve had some great nights, I have to say. But that one will probably go down in this club’s history – to have come back from a two-goal deficit.“The players showed they care about the club and the supporters. Some of the players couldn’t even run at the end because they had cramp, but they just kept fighting.“For the club, it meant a lot to still be able to play in the Champions League. Everybody was delighted.”Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Syracuse will face No. 1 seed Wisconsin in its 1st-ever NCAA Tournament game

first_img Comments Syracuse (13-21-3, 10-8-2 College Hockey America) found out on Sunday that it will face No. 1-seed Wisconsin (32-4-2, 18-4-2 Western Collegiate Hockey Association) in the first round of the NCAA tournament on Saturday. The Orange will travel to Madison, Wisconsin, for the quarterfinals, and if they advance, the Frozen Four will be played in Hamden, Connecticut, on March 22 and 24. On Friday, SU blew out Robert Morris, 6-2, in the CHA championship game to earn its first CHA title and NCAA tournament berth in program history. It was the Orange’s third win in three days. They started the CHA tournament with a 4-1 win against Lindenwood on Wednesday before beating Mercyhurst, 4-3, on the back of a Lindsay Eastwood hattrick. The Orange played Wisconsin twice this season on Dec. 1 and 2 in Madison. SU was blown out both times by a combined score of 15-2. Wisconsin comes off winning the WCHA championship, 3-1, against Minnesota on Sunday, and SU head coach Paul Flanagan called the Badgers a “dynamic team” with “tremendous depth at all positions.”   Since winter break though, Syracuse has improved offensively and defensively, and Flanagan said the Orange need to have a “short-term memory” when it comes to the earlier losses. In the CHA championship game, Syracuse’s physical defense prevailed and shut down the conference’s leading scorer, Robert Morris’ Jaycee Gebhard. Flanagan added that the goaltending has solidified in recent weeks, and in the first game against Wisconsin, Maddi Welch made a season-high 48 saves. In the CHA tournament, the Orange gave up just two goals a contest.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s tough slate of nonconference games early in the season, playing six then-top-10 teams before winter break, also helped prepare the Orange for the postseason, Flanagan said.  “We feel that we’ve got some motivation going and some good momentum,” Flanagan said. “And we’re feeling, certainly, like our team’s done a 180 since we went out there (to Wisconsin).” With St. Lawrence, his alma mater, Flanagan reached the women’s Frozen Four five times, including four-straight from 2003 to 2007. In his one finals appearance (2001), his team fell 4-2 against Minnesota-Duluth. His experience will helped with the preparation and understanding what distractions may face the players, Flanagan said.“It’s been a decade, but going to the NCAA’s still hasn’t really changed,” Flanagan said. “So it does help to have been there. Unfortunately none of our kids have been there.”Syracuse players did deal with a sold-out crowd and a loud atmosphere when the two teams met for the first time, though, which Flanagan said will also help the Orange. “They (the players) won’t be in awe of the place because they spent two games there,” Flanagan said, “and so I think all those variables can play in our favor.” Published on March 10, 2019 at 10:05 pm Contact Arabdho: armajumd@syr.edu | @aromajumder center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Maddon: Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again for Angels this year

first_img COMMENT Written By FOLLOW US Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says.Ohtani likely will return to the Angels’ lineup as their designated hitter this week, Maddon said Tuesday night before the club opened a road series against the Seattle Mariners.The Angels’ stance on Ohtani is unsurprising after the club announced he had strained the flexor pronator mass near the elbow of his pitching arm. The two-way star’s recovery from the strain requires him to abstain from throwing for four to six weeks, which covers most of the shortened 2020 season.“I’m not anticipating him pitching at all this year,” Maddon said. “Any kind of throwing program is going to be very conservative.”Ohtani was injured Sunday in the second inning of his second start since returning to the mound following Tommy John surgery in late 2018. Ohtani issued five walks during the 42-pitch inning against the Houston Astros, with his velocity dropping later in the frame.The arm injury is another obstacle in Ohtani’s path to becoming the majors’ first true two-way player in decades. He made 10 mound starts as a rookie in 2018 before injuring his elbow, but he served as the Angels’ regular designated hitter last season while recovering from Tommy John surgery.Ohtani has pitched in only three games since June 2018, but the Angels still believe in Ohtani’s ability to be a two-way player, Maddon said.“I’m seeing that he can,” Maddon said. “We’ve just got to get past the arm maladies and figure that out. But I’ve seen it. He’s just such a high-end arm, and we’ve seen what he can do in the batter’s box. Now maybe it might get to the point where he may choose to do one thing over the other and express that to us. I know he likes to hit. In my mind’s eye, he’s still going to be able to do this.”The veteran manager believes Ohtani will benefit from a full spring training and a normal season. Ohtani wasn’t throwing at full strength for a starter when the coronavirus pandemic shut down spring training in March because he wasn’t expected to pitch until May as he returned from surgery.“Going into a regular season with a normal number of starts and all the things that permit guys to be ready for a year, that’s what we need to see is some normalcy before you make that kind of determination,” Maddon said.Image credits: AP Associated Press Television News WATCH US LIVEcenter_img First Published: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 5th August, 2020 06:14 IST Maddon: Shohei Ohtani Won’t Pitch Again For Angels This Year Shohei Ohtani won’t pitch again this season for the Los Angeles Angels after straining his right forearm in his second start, manager Joe Maddon says LIVE TVlast_img read more

SBC Digital Summit: “Partnerships will be proved in crisis” – Carsten Koerl

first_imgShare Submit Sportradar CEO Carsten Koerl said that the strength of its partnerships will be “proved in crisis” after the postponement of almost all live sports events brought inevitable challenges and demanded quick changes to the company’s business strategy.Delivering the day-one keynote at this week’s SBC Digital Summit, kicking off the Leadership in Betting track, Koerl told delegates that we should see the ongoing crisis as a “defining leadership moment” to deliver the best possible outcomes for all stakeholders.He described starting out in the industry and creating the initial product offering (IPO) for bwin, formerly betandwin, before shifting his full focus to Sportradar – now a truly global full-service B2B data, betting, trading and player management platform business.Moving on to address business continuity in the face of COVID-19, Koerl admitted that in the course of just a few days, Sportradar lost almost 90% of its “raw material or fuel” because sports matches were not being played.As the full extent of the crisis became clear, Koerl’s thoughts turned to safeguarding his staff. “The first thing is employees,” he said. “How can I protect them, and give them clear guidance through transparent communication?”The next most important thing, said Koerl, was to deliver value for the partners while sticking to the foundation or the roots of a partnership. Introducing how Sportradar had fixed its pipeline on the supply side to generate content in the absence of live sports, he also urged company leaders to be agile and innovative enough to navigate these “unprecedented times” without losing sight of the future.Here, he noted Sportradar’s quick pivot to AI-driven Simulated Reality, virtual sports, esports and alternative live content. The Simulated Reality product, Koerl confirmed, went from initial concept to live in just over a week before servicing approximately 250 clients on the first day. Meanwhile, the company’s virtual sports range has been boosted by the launch of Euro Cup 2020, offering thousands of betting opportunities for 51 matches – the same number that would have taken place at this summer’s European football showpiece across 12 host cities.Looking ahead, Koerl said that time away will “enhance appreciation of live sports”, adding that the current focus on alternative content will likely attract a younger and broader audience.He summarised his keynote by saying: “For us, it is important to look to the employees and the partners, that’s the key message. Preserving liquidity and cash is very much needed at this time, so you need to do everything you can to maintain a strong balance sheet.”Koerl concluded: “Stay optimistic. We are all in this together so let’s share and help each other. That is my message here to the Summit and I hope you enjoy this first virtual format.”The SBC Digital Summit runs from 27 April to 1 May 2020, featuring seven conference tracks, a virtual exhibition and virtual networking lounges, attracting an estimated 10,000 delegates from around the world. There is still time to register for the event, with company discounts available HERE. Share StumbleUpon Björn Nilsson: How Triggy is delivering digestible data through pre-set triggers August 28, 2020 Sportradar combats social media abuse with player protection solution August 17, 2020 Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Related Articleslast_img read more

Chelsea star Willian ‘trains’ with daughters as football freeze over COVID-19 continues [VIDEO]

first_imgChelsea star, Willian, is back in Brazil with his family after being granted leave by the club, and he is making the most of his time with them.On Wednesday, the Brazilian shared a video of himself having a kickabout with his two daughters in their home on Instagram.With the two girls standing on either end with footballs, Willian would turn to one, kicking the ball back to her after it was thrown his way, before turning to the other.It was an adorable moment from the winger as he makes the best use of his time off.Willian was granted compassionate leave by Chelsea to spend time in Brazil with his family, as the Premier League season has been suspended with no clear indication on when it might return following the rapid spread of COVID-19 around the world.He is one of a number of footballers who are using the period to connect more with their loved ones.Ghanaian defender, Harrison Afful recently shared a video of him braiding his daughter’s hair.The video has since gone viral.Take a look at Willian training with his daughters below:last_img read more

Coach blames poor domestic league on players having too much sex

first_imgFormer Ghana international Malik Jabir has blamed the poor standard of football in the country’s domestic league on players having too much sex.Jabir, who now manages in the division, says the league has not progressed as hoped because players spend time before games having intercourse.“A lot of today’s players cannot play 90 minutes because they get so tired easily,” he told a national radio station.”And you know why? Because they don’t sleep enough and don’t train enough and they engage in too much sex.”There are beautiful young girls in Ghana and they won’t leave them alone.”Asante Kotoko boss Jabir explained that players struggle to manage their time properly and has urged them to find a balance between football and sex. He added: “There is time for sex and time for football, but if you mix the two you will never reach the top.”Jabir is not the first to broach the subject, with former Germany boss Berti Vogts banning his players from having sex before games during the 1990s.last_img read more

Rams’ Sean McVay pulls ultimate ‘tampering’ prank on Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury

first_img Kliff Kingsbury to give Cardinals cellphone breaks during meetings McVay told Adam Schefter on his podcast Monday that he invited Kingsbury to dinner along with Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes, who Kingsbury coached at Texas Tech.This is where the tampering part and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s name come in. Related News “I wouldn’t be upset about that,” he said.Kingsbury was hired by the Cardinals in January after a 5-7 season at Texas Tech, where he spent five seasons. The Cardinals hiring marks the first time Kingsbury has coached in the NFL.McVay is entering his third season with the Rams and is coming off a Super Bowl run that saw Los Angeles lose to the Patriots, 13-3. “We have a mutual friend that I put his name in my phone as Roger Goodell. I had this friend send me a text saying, ‘I can’t believe you’re at dinner with Kingsbury and Mahomes. You know better than this. This is tampering. You’re both losing picks,'” McVay said.”I showed Kliff the text, and he saw a ghost. I said, ‘You better call [Cardinals general manager] Steve Keim right away.’ He said, ‘I thought I was going to lose the No. 1 overall pick.'”We couldn’t let it go on too long, but it was pretty good. We got him good.”McVay said the prank came up again recently, and Kingsbury vowed to get him back.McVay also clarified that the prank was legal and all in good fun, but he did concede that the Cardinals losing the No. 1 pick wouldn’t have been a travesty to him. Sean McVay has jokes.The Rams coach decided to initiate friend and new Cardinals coach Kliff Kingsbury into the NFL with a little prank about tampering violations.last_img read more

Andrew Bogut agrees to 1-year deal with Lakers

first_imgThe Warriors traded Bogut to Dallas last summer to help clear enough cap space to sign Kevin Durant. He appeared in 26 games for the Mavericks before being traded to Philadelphia as part of a deal for Nerlens Noel. He negotiated a buyout with the 76ers that allowed him to pursue a deal with a contending team.The Lakers finished 26-56 last season, but are likely to improve after drafting former UCLA star Lonzo Ball No. 2 overall and adding players such as Lopez and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope. The Lakers made a surprising addition to their roster on Monday, agreeing to a one-year veteran minimum deal with defensive stalwart Andrew Bogut.The Lakers add a key player for the 2015 champion Golden State Warriors to a front line that already includes former All-Star center Brook Lopez and 20-year-old Croatian Ivica Zubac.Bogut last appeared in a game for Cleveland in February. His stint there ended 58 seconds into his debut after he collided with the Miami Heat’s Okaro White and suffered a fractured left tibia. He missed the rest of the season, but he was reportedly medically cleared last weekend after he spent the summer rehabbing in his native Australia.Bogut, 32, was the No. 1 overall pick of the Milwaukee Bucks in 2005, and has averaged 10 points, 8.9 rebounds and 1.6 blocked shots in 11 seasons with Milwaukee, Golden State, Dallas and Cleveland. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersThe Lakers are among the league’s youngest teams. Bogut becomes one of the few veterans, joining Lopez, Corey Brewer and Luol Deng.Bogut previously played for Lakers coach Luke Walton when he was a Warriors assistant coach and, for 43 games, interim head coach from 2014-16.A more reliable rim protector than Lopez — who is known for his scoring — Bogut also fielded interest from the Minnesota Timberwolves, Boston Celtics and Cavaliers, according to a report retweeted by his agent, David Bauman. The deal is for a nonguaranteed $2.3 million, Bauman confirmed on Twitter.Bogut also gives the Lakers insurance against the health of Lopez. Lopez, 29, has been remarkably durable in recent years, appearing in at least 72 games four out of the past five seasons. However, he has dealt with back issues this summer that could cause him to miss part of the preseason.The Lakers are high on Zubac, their 2016 second-round draft pick, but he is short on experience, averaging just 16 minutes per game in 38 appearances last season as a rookie.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more