Thornton, Harrison prevail at Central Arizona

first_imgMark Harrison held off all challengers following a late restart to win the Saturday Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod main event at Central Arizona Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Central Arizona Speedway)By Jeff McSpaddenCASA GRANDE, Ariz. (April 28) – Jeremy Thornton rocketed to his second IMCA Modified victory of the season while Mark Harrison came back from early troubles to hold off Jason George in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature Saturday at Central Arizona Speedway.Thornton shot into the lead following an early restart and left the rest of the field to battle for se­cond. At the finish, Thornton took a 2.303 second win over Tyler Mecl, Darin Center, Trevor Miller and Chuck Grohnke.With two laps remaining and a bunched-up restart, it appeared as if George might be able to chal­lenge Harrison for the Northern SportMod win.  But Harrison was up to the task and got a nice jump at the green.  George stayed close but, in the end, would cross the stripe .488 seconds be­hind Harrison at the finish.Arron Hetrick held on to the third spot after crossing the line side by side with a charging Jimmy Terstriep.last_img read more

Weekend Area Basketball Scores

first_imgWeekend Area Basketball ScoresSaturday  (1-18)Boys ScoresEast Central  70     Franklin County  45Jac-Cen-Del  85     Waldron  51South Ripley  74     Switzerland County  61Milan  65     Hauser  49Greensburg  74     South Dearborn  49North Decatur  63     Lawrenceburg  61South Decatur  94     Southwestern Shelby  56Morristown  53     Rising Sun  51    Columbus Christian  46     Shawe Memorial  44    Rushville  68    New Castle  64Muncie Central  53     Connersville  49   (OT)     Jennings County  74     Bedford North Lawrence  68Girls ScoresBatesville  58    South Dearborn  46The Batesville Lady Bulldogs were 58-46 winners at South Dearborn on Saturday evening. The BHS varsity basketball team led at each quarter break, but it was close at each of the first three stops. Batesville led 13-8 at the end of the first quarter and later 25-24 at halftime. Three Batesville players scored in double figures. Carlie Werner led the way with 18 points and 11 rebounds. Ashley Nobbe finished with 12 points followed by Makayla Granger-Young with 11.Hagerstown  37     Franklin County  34     Oldenburg  43     South Ripley  41    Lawrenceburg  66    Rising Sun  29New Washington  62     Switzerland County  53     Rushville  60     Pendleton Heights  56South Central  29     Shawe Memorial  24     Eastern Hancock  55     Waldron  44     Edinburgh  46     Morristown  38    Union City  52     Union County  48     Brownstown Central  73     Jennings County  48    Friday  (1-17)Girls ScoresEast Central  61     Batesville  40The Batesville Lady Bulldogs suffered a 61-40 loss at home to East Central. The Lady Trojans led 11-7 at the end of the first quarter and later 25-11 at halftime. Batesville was more successful offensively in the second half with 19 points, but could not make up any ground. Carlie Werner led the Lady Bulldogs with 13 points, three assists and five rebounds. Makayla Granger-Young and Macy Prickel each had four rebounds.Jac-Cen-Del  51     Southwestern Shelby  42Franklin County  43     Connersville  36Columbus North  42     Lawrenceburg  26    Jennings County  75     Crothersville  40Boys ScoresMilan  75     Rising Sun  53South Decatur  78     North Decatur  75Morristown  54     Rushville  52    Southwestern Hanover  77     Switzerland County  45   Trinity Lutheran  70     Shawe Memorial  55Hauser  78     Columbus Christian  49Eastern Hancock  70     Waldron  34   Southwestern Shelby  49     Brown County  35Shenandoah  82     Union County  30    Jennings County  82     Crothersville  47New Albany  57     Madison  53last_img read more

UCL: Suarez brace lifts Barca over Inter Milan

first_imgRelatedPosts Suarez agrees Atletico terms Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Aguero could be out of action until November, Guardiola says Luis Suarez scored two superlative goals as Barcelona beat Inter Milan 2-1 in a thrilling Champions League Group F encounter at the Camp Nou on Wednesday. Lautaro Martinez got the visitors off to a flying start after just three minutes when he pounced on a ball behind the defence and slotted his left-footed shot past Marc-Andre ter Stegen while under pressure from Clement Lenglet. His goal marked the fifth time Barca have conceded a Champions League goal within the opening five minutes of a match and the first goal Inter have ever scored at the storied stadium in four tries. Barcelona piled on the pressure shortly after, however, but could only force a handful of straightforward saves from Inter goalkeeper Samir Handanovic. Inter thought they had a second in the 27th minute when Antonio Candreva was found free on the right wing before beating Ter Stegen at the near post but he was rightly flagged for offside. Barca then needed separate blocks from Nelson Semedo and Ter Stegen to thwart promising Inter attacks soon after as the Italians ended the half looking the more threatening side. Despite Inter looking the better side, Suarez levelled the score in the 58th minute with a sensational scissor-kick volley from an Arturo Vidal cross — the Uruguay international firing from the edge of the 18-yard box and leaving Handanovic no chance in the Inter net. He capped his brace in dramatic fashion six minutes from time, smartly pushing a square ball from Messi through a thicket of defenders at the top of the box and beating a late-arriving Handanovic with a low dragged shot. The win gives Barca four points from two matches in the young campaign, while Inter have taken just one. Ernesto Valverde’s men will next visit Slavia Prague on Oct. 23 and Inter will host Borussia Dortmund that same day.Tags: Inter MilanLuis SuarezUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Cardiff fans hold Tan protest

first_imgA section of Cardiff fans held a protest against Vincent Tan’s rebranding of the club following the 1-0 south Wales derby win over Swansea. Steven Caulker grabbed the only goal of the game at Cardiff City Stadium to provide some good news for Bluebirds fans after recent events which have seen manager Malky Mackay”s head of recruitment Iain Moody replaced by 23-year-old Kazakh Alisher Apsalyamov, putting the Scot’s position under scrutiny. Tan’s decision to change the club’s colours from their traditional blue to red also remains unpopular with some supporters, and that issue was the central point of the protest, held in the Canton Stand following the final whistle, with one banner reading “Blue then – Blue now – Blue forever”, while another read “Tan out”. Press Associationcenter_img Before the game, a message on Facebook from Bluebirds Unite, a fans’ group opposed to the rebrand, read: “After the final whistle, like-minded fans are encouraged to walk to the Canton Stand and stay there to chant pro-blue/anti-Tan chants. “We need to make ourselves known to Vincent Tan.” Swansea midfielder Jonjo Shelvey could face action from the football authorities after television footage emerged apparently showing him attempting to incite Cardiff fans. At the full-time whistle the Swansea players went to go and applaud the travelling support, but, on his way to that end of the ground, Shelvey appears to make a gesture known as ‘Swim away’ towards the Cardiff fans. The gesture is believed to reference an incident which took place in 1988 where Cardiff fans allegedly retreated into the sea after the two sets of supporters clashed. There had been concerns over potential trouble betweens fans at Sunday’s game, but South Wales Police tweeted on Sunday evening that no arrests had been made at the ground. The tweet read: “No arrests at the Cardiff City Stadium today. Great to see both sets of fans being passionate & well-behaved”. last_img read more

Mulumbu confident of troubling City

first_img Press Association They were beaten 3-2 on their own turf by City in December, but West Brom can take further encouragement from the fact that Manuel Pellegrini’s title-chasing outfit could only draw 2-2 with rock-bottom Sunderland at the Etihad Stadium on Wednesday. And Mulumbu, quoted on www.wba.co.uk, said: “We’ve done well against the big teams this season, and on Wednesday we saw Sunderland draw against City. “So anything is possible in football, especially in England. “It’s like a cup game. You never know what’s going to happen. “We just need to go there and start well, start sharp like we did last Saturday against Tottenham and show a little bit more strength at the end of the game.” Saturday’s home clash with Spurs finished 3-3, despite West Brom having raced into a 3-0 lead inside the opening 31 minutes. Albion had also been held to a 3-3 draw after surging ahead early on in their previous home game against Cardiff, and Mulumbu admits last weekend’s repeat outcome was hard to take. At the same time, though, the 27-year-old DR Congo international has made it clear he thinks a draw against Tottenham should be seen as a respectable result, and feels the fact the next outing is not until Monday means there is plenty of time for he and his team-mates to have banished any lingering negative feelings. Although the Baggies have struggled overall this season and are currently 16th in the Barclays Premier League, just three points above the relegation zone, they have a decent record against the clubs that presently make up the top seven. Of their 12 league matches so far this term against that opposition, only three have ended in defeat, with them holding Liverpool and Arsenal to draws at The Hawthorns, securing a point both home and away against Chelsea, Everton and Tottenham and also famously winning 2-1 at Manchester United. “To be fair, when you are winning 3-0 against one of the big teams in the Premier League and you draw, that is really hard,” Mulumbu said. “But if someone had asked us before the game if we would have taken a point, I think all in the dressing room would have been happy with that. “I think when you see the game, everyone – the players and the supporters – thought we were able to win it, but that is football. “Now we need to focus on Manchester City, and with the week being really long because we are playing on Monday, we have time to focus on it properly and clear the game against Tottenham from our minds.” As well as the 3-3 draws, there have also been two Albion wins within their last five matches, with both coming on their travels. And Mulumbu added: “I think away from home we are doing really well and that is why we are confident about going to City and seeing if we can find the solution against them. “They are a great team with great players, but we are in good form and we need to keep up the momentum. “We need to be ready – they are looking to finish top of the table and there won’t be any mercy for us, so we are going to have to go there and fight.” West Brom defender Jonas Olsson and midfielder James Morrison are doubts for Monday’s match. Olsson, who came off in the Tottenham encounter because of an Achilles problem, and Morrison, absent from that game due to an ankle complaint, have both missed training this week and will be assessed over the weekend. On-loan winger Scott Sinclair will definitely sit the fixture out as it is against his parent club. West Brom midfielder Youssouf Mulumbu is confident Albion can once again cause problems for a major side when they travel to Manchester City on Monday.last_img read more

Rojo sparks fury with Escobar image

first_img Press Association Manchester United defender Marcos Rojo has caused anger by posting a picture of the late Colombian drug baron Pablo Escobar on his Instagram page. The post sparked fury among some people on the social media website. Escobar was head of the famous Medellin Cartel which was responsible for thousands of deaths in Colombia in the 1980s and 1990s. His bloody cocaine trafficking campaign came to an end in 1993 when he was shot dead by Colombian Police. Manchester United refused to comment on the matter. center_img Rojo published the picture on Saturday with a quote from Escobar underneath. “Only those who went hungry with me and stood by me when I went through a bad time at some point in life will eat at my table,” the quote read. last_img read more

Magical Moore breaks Ascot record

first_img Press Association Moore rode a patient race aboard the market leader before asking for maximum effort from the home turn. It was hard work over the marathon distance, but Aloft responded admirably considering his lengthy absence and got up to beat Tommy Docc and Future Empire by half a length and the same. Moore said: “It was a very messy race, I was slowly away and in a bad position and having to pick my way, he was a bit rusty all the way round. “He’s a fair horse this fellow. He’s open to all sorts of improvement, it’s his first run of the year and you wouldn’t know where he could end up. “I’m very lucky, I get to ride the best horses and that makes a big difference.” Moore added: “It (the record) is not something you think about, we’ll think about tomorrow then worry about this.” O’Brien said: “It was his first time over the trip, but he got there lovely. “He’s that (St Leger) type of horse. He stays and likes fast ground and got the trip very well. “Ryan gave him a great ride and I’m delighted.” Lester Piggott set the previous post-war best of eight winners in 1965 before repeating the feat a decade a later and Pat Eddery matched that total in 1989. Aidan O’Brien’s three-year-old was the 5-2 favourite for the two-mile contest, despite stepping up a full mile in distance and making his first start since finishing second in the Racing Post Trophy at Doncaster last October. center_img Ryan Moore rode a record ninth winner of this year’s Royal Ascot meeting aboard Aloft in the Queen’s Vase.last_img read more

Fast reaction: 3 takeaways from SU’s overtime win over the Chippewas

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse (3-0, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) took down Central Michigan (1-2) on Saturday afternoon in overtime, 30-27, despite losing starting quarterback Eric Dungey and wide receiver Steve Ishmael to upper-body injuries.Here are three quick observations from the win that put SU at 3-0 for the first time in 24 years.Injury proneSyracuse lost Dungey to a late hit in the second quarter and CMU defensive lineman Mitch Stanitzek was ejected for targeting. Sophomore Austin Wilson took over, and sophomore walk-on Zack Mahoney even got some snaps under center. SU failed to score in the second half.Starting wideout Steve Ishmael also suffered an upper-body injury and didn’t return. He had one catch for 62 yards on a play-action bomb from Dungey that almost saw the sophomore wide receiver outrun a CMU defensive back to the end zone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textStarting center Rob Trudo and starting tight end Josh Parris, who were both game-time decisions, also didn’t play.Riled upAfter Syracuse went three-and-out with less than three minutes to go in the fourth, Riley Dixon had his punt deflected by an onrushing Chippewa. But somehow, after the ball landed at the CMU 20, it rolled another 10 yards and pinned the visitors deep in their own territory.It was the fourth time Dixon pinned CMU inside its own 20 and yet another bomb that gave the SU defense plenty of field position to work with. In all, he averaged 50.4 yards — tied for the 10th best average yards per punt in SU single-game history — on five punts with a long of 60.On a day where a futile Orange offense didn’t score in the second half, it was Dixon who flipped the field just enough to keep SU afloat for an overtime victory.Unsung heroThe crowd hung in silence as the referees reviewed a Syracuse touchdown in overtime, after Mahoney flipped a triple-option pitch to freshman running back Jordan Fredericks.After about 45 seconds, the head official confirmed the score and the crowd erupted.The freshman running back led the Orange’s running game with 73 yards on 11 carries — good for an average of 6.6 yards per carry. The game-winning touchdown was the second time the freshman has reached the end zone this season.Syracuse will now face SEC powerhouse Louisiana State with an undefeated record next weekend in the Carrier Dome. Comments Published on September 19, 2015 at 4:20 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmanlast_img read more

French ref under fire for crazy player kick

first_img“He says he slipped, but I know he kicked him,” Rongier told Canal+.“I know it’s very difficult to referee but you have to question them from time to time… We do that, we get a 10-match ban.”Former England striker Gary Lineker and ex-Real Madrid goalkeeper Iker Casillas were among those to express their bemusement on Twitter.“Surely the good man will have apologised. It was spontaneous,” wrote Casillas.“Yes, for me it’s agression and red! Three matches minimum!”Share on: WhatsApp Referee Tony Chapron kicking the Brazilian Diego CarlosParis, France | AFP | Referee Tony Chapron became the pantomime villain of Paris Saint-Germain’s 1-0 win at Nantes on Sunday, after responding to an accidental collision with Diego Carlos by kicking the Brazilian and sending him off.In injury time and with PSG on the counter-attack, Chapron stepped across the backtracking Nantes centre-back Carlos and tumbled to the floor.The official stunned the stadium and those watching at home by kicking out at Carlos while still on the ground, in an incident reminiscent of David Beckham at the 1998 World Cup, before brandishing a second yellow card at the unfortunate player.“He told me that he had never wanted to kick the player and that he had felt himself pushed in the back,” said Nantes president Waldemar Kita after talking to Chapron.“It’s a joke. I got 20 text messages from across the world telling me this referee is a joke,” Kita told French TV. “What do you want me to say? If I speak too much I’ll be called in front of an ethics commission. We have no right to say anything.”Nantes midfielder Valentin Rongier had a good view of the incident and called for the referee to be given a lengthy ban.Chapron suspension!!! #FCNPSG #CHAPRON pic.twitter.com/YSibiIEPK8— Tooti-Rikiki (@MaoucheCosto) January 14, 2018last_img read more

Drive-through Coronavirus Testing Begins Monday in West Palm Beach

first_imgAn quick and safe way to test for coronavirus is coming to West Palm Beach this week.Drive-through testing for COVID-19 will begin Monday at FoundCare, Inc, located at 2330 S. Congress Ave.Residents must call before to make an appointment at (561) 967-0365. Those who meet the criteria for testing will be given an appointment and patient code.The phone line will be manned for screening and appointments weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The patient will be instructed to self-quarantine at home while waiting for the test results, which can take from 48 to 72 hours. FoundCare staff will contact the patient with the results as soon as they are available.last_img read more