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first_imgSANTA MARIA, Calif. (May 24) – A pair of $1,000 to win fea­tures for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified fea­tures are on programs for the May 28 and 29 Na­tionals at Santa Maria Raceway.Both Saturday and Sunday races are qualifying events for the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational bal­lot. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Race Cars Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded.Entry fee is $50. Pit passes are $40.Pit gates open at noon both days. The grandstand opens at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 6 p.m. Saturday, when grandstand admission is $20 for adults and $18 for students ages 13-17, seniors 55 and over and mili­tary personnel with ID.On Sunday, the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Spectator admission is $25 for adults and $23 for students, seniors and military.Kids ages 6-12 are $6 and five and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $40. Entry fee and tow money are $50.Camping, but no hookups, is available for $20 per night of $40 for Thursday through Monday. The number to call for tickets and camping reservations is 805 245-3585.More information is available at the www.santamariaraceway.com website.last_img read more

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first_imgPaul Lambert has tipped Jores Okore and Ciaran Clark to push for regular first-team football, even when Aston Villa solve their defensive injury crisis. Lambert hailed Okore for adapting quickly after his return from 14 months battling knee ligament trouble, admitting hopes the 22-year-old can continue to thrive alongside Clark. “Our defensive effort was terrific at Selhurst Park,” said Lambert. “Okore and Clark worked very well together, Alan Hutton was outstanding too, and with (Brad) Guzan and (Aly) Cissokho formed a strong unit there. “For Okore it’s his third game in quick succession, and he’s been out for more than a year. “And I think Ciaran Clark certainly: the two of them have certainly stepped up their game. “That’s the aim of football, to have selection conundrums, and those two are going to give me that when others return. “You’ve got to push a mate to get into a side, and at the minute these two lads are holding their own.” Holland defender and Villa captain Vlaar remains sidelined with calf trouble, while former Arsenal man Senderos is fighting a shin problem. Okore and Clark forged a resilient central defensive pairing in Villa’s 1-0 Premier League victory at Crystal Palace on Tuesday night. The makeshift duo battled manfully amid the continued absence of long-term injury trio Ron Vlaar, Philippe Senderos and Nathan Baker. Baker is out with a knee injury, and Villa boss Lambert is still awaiting return dates for all three. Former England midfielder Joe Cole joined Villa’s walking wounded on Tuesday, limping out after just 20 minutes with hamstring trouble. Lambert’s men host Leicester at Villa Park on Saturday, with the Scottish boss admitting Cole is a doubt. Former Borussia Dortmund and Scotland midfielder Lambert admitted he will continue to stave off the stress of top-flight management, aiming to hide his relief after Villa ended their nine-match winless streak. “It’s a blow (Cole’s injury) because I thought he was outstanding in our 1-1 draw at Burnley,” said Lambert. “I’ll handle this the same as I always do, I don’t change. “You try to keep your level, try not to have any stress, which is a hard thing to do. “So I’ll just keep focused and try to do my best for this football club, and that’s why I’m here. “I know you’ll say nine games without winning, but in the last four games we’ve not been beaten. “So it’s whatever way you want to perceive it, and I tend to look at the positive. “I’m delighted for the lads, because they’ve come through a period where people were giving them criticism, and as I’ve said before this is Aston Villa Football Club; it’s big news. “I’m delighted for them: they’ve earned their plaudits.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgDick Advocaat is refusing to contemplate an extended stay at Sunderland until he has completed his survival mission. The 67-year-old Dutchman was parachuted in with nine games of the season remaining as the Black Cats rolled up their sleeves for a second successive battle to stay in the top flight. Six games into his reign, head coach Advocaat has collected 10 of the 18 points on offer, but has still not managed to edge the club over the finishing line ahead of Saturday’s home clash with in-form Leicester. However, despite being installed as the bookmakers’ favourite – West Ham’s Sam Allardyce appears second in the list, although he is understood not to be a contender – to secure the job beyond the confines of his current contract, the former Holland boss will not even consider the matter until the battle is completed. He said: “I think it’s better to wait until after next weekend.” Gus Poyet’s replacement would receive popular support if he were to indicate his continuing availability after dragging the club back from the brink with successive victories over Southampton and Everton after a derby win against Newcastle and a point at Stoke. However, he modestly insists that even if the club does book a place in next season’s Premier League, his contribution will only have been part of the equation. He said: “If we stay up, then that’s the success of the club, for everybody who works for the club, and we are part of that. “I have to be very fair to the players, the way they train, the way they work during the games. We are very positive about that so in that way, I have no complaints at all about the players. “Enjoyment is helped by winning games. That means the work you are doing is more enjoyable than when you lose. “The last six games have been rather good, winning three games and one draw. We have only lost two. The performances and the results are okay, but we still have to do it, and that’s the reason we are here.” Press Association Sunderland will have to turn in another good performance if they are to get any change out of Leicester with the Foxes having won six of their last seven games in a remarkable fightback. Advocaat admits he did not know a great deal about the club or their manager Nigel Pearson before he arrived in England, but he knows a lot more about both now. He said with a smile: “To be honest, if somebody said anything about Leicester, I always thought about Gary Lineker – honestly. “But they have done really well, to be fair to the manager. Six out of seven, that’s very positive. It’s always a cooperation between players and management staff, and he’s always calm – most of the time, he is calm. “He looks very bright and he knows what he’s doing, and if you win six out of seven, then you are doing a great job. “But we will give them, tomorrow, a very difficult time.” Advocaat, however, will be without midfielder Jordi Gomez, whose two nerveless penalties secured a 2-1 victory over Southampton, after a niggling knee problem was diagnosed as a fractured patella which will sideline him for up to six weeks. In addition, central defender Wes Brown is unlikely to play again this season after suffering a reaction to his return from a long-standing knee problem last weekend, although John O’Shea’s availability following a rib injury softens that blow. Nigel Pearson insists Leicester will go for the kill at Sunderland with the Foxes on the brink of a stunning recovery. A win over the Black Cats, and Hull dropping points at Tottenham, would see Leicester become just the third side to survive in the Premier League after being bottom at Christmas. A draw on Saturday would be good enough if Hull lost at White Hart Lane and would cap a remarkable survival bid. Leicester – who are three points above the drop zone with two games left – have won six out of their last seven games and, with safety so close, manager Pearson will not change their plans. “We’re not all of a sudden going to be changing our preparation. You have to be flexible enough to change enough during games,” said Pearson, who was assistant manager at West Brom in 2005 when they survived after being bottom at Christmas. “I’d rather draw than lose but because of our circumstances over the last two months draws are not as beneficial, especially against sides around you. “Our preparation will be along the same lines it has been of late, which will be to produce the type of performance we have had in the last couple of months. “It’s not as simple as saying we want to go out there and play well, it does help when you have a fit squad and we’ve had that for vast majority of the season.” But Matty James has been ruled out for up to nine months with a crucial knee ligament injury while David Nugent misses the trip to the Stadium of Light with a calf problem, although Andy King (hamstring) is back. last_img read more

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first_imgRio de Janeiro: Former Brazil international midfielder Thiago Neves has joined Gremio as a free agent, becoming the Brazilian Serie A club’s sixth signing of the new year.The 34-year-old agreed to personal terms of a one-year contract after parting ways with Gremio’s top-flight rivals Cruzeiro in December, reports Efe news.“He arrived in Porto Alegre on Monday for a medical [and] … his official presentation will occur soon,” Gremio said in a statement.Neves joins goalkeeper Vanderlei, midfielder Lucas Silva and full-backs Victor Ferraz, Luis Manuel Orejuela and Caio Henrique in Gremio’s group of new arrivals this year.Gremio finished fourth in the 2019 Brazilian Serie A standings, 25 points behind champions Flamengo.Neves has been capped seven times for Brazil’s national team and his club career has included spells at Hamburg, Fluminense and Flamengo. IANSAlso Read: Ex-Brazil midfielder Neves asks FIFA to annul contractAlso Watch: Historic Bodo Agreement Signed, Watch ABSU celebrating the moment in Kokrajharlast_img read more

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first_imgLONDON: Raheem Sterling scored the first goal of the Premier League’s return to action after the coronavirus lockdown as Manchester City defeated Arsenal 3-0 behind closed doors at the Etihad stadium on Wednesday night. The result means Liverpool, whose lead has been cut to 22 points by second-placed City, cannot now win the title on Sunday at Everton in the Merseyside derby. But the league table was far from the minds of the few people inside the stadium at kickoff time, with a minute’s silence for victims of the coronavirus followed by the players and officials taking a knee in support of the “Black Lives Matter” movement. Sterling, a prominent supporter of the movement whose slogan featured on the players’ shirts, fired home on the stroke of halftime to put the hosts ahead. City had threatened on several occasions to provide the first goal of “Project Restart” with Arsenal keeper Bernd Leno saving efforts from Sterling and David Silva and racing out to foil Riyad Mahrez. The goal came after Arsenal substitute David Luiz failed to deal with a ball into the box and allowed Sterling in on goal, and the Brazilian was at fault again for City’s second. Mahrez got the wrong side of Luiz as he burst into the box and the ex-Chelsea defender put his hand on the Algerian’s back. Referee Anthony Taylor ruled he had pushed him to the ground, awarding a penalty and sending off Luiz. Kevin De Bruyne confidently converted the spot-kick and City never looked in any danger against opponents reduced to 10 men. City also ended the game with 10 players when Spanish defender Eric Garcia was carried off on a stretcher after a collision with his keeper Ederson. City were not able to replace him as manager Pep Guardiola had used all five available substitutes. Guardiola’s side wrapped up the win in stoppage time when Sergio Aguero hit the post, after a neat exchange with Sterling, and substitute Phil Foden slotted home the loose ball. Arsenal’s Brazilian defender Luiz blamed himself for his team’s 3-0 defeat at Manchester City on Wednesday in which he was sent-off in the 49th minute. Luiz, whose contract with the club runs out at the end of the month, came on as a 24th minute substitute for the injured Pablo Mari but endured a dreadful night. The central defender was at fault for Raheem Sterling’s opener just before the interval and then gave away the penalty for the second goal four minutes after the restart. Not only did Luiz’s mistake cost a goal, with Kevin De Bruyne scoring from the spot, but his expulsion, for the foul on Riyad Mahrez, left his team a man down for the remainder of the game. Aston Villa and Sheffield United played out a goalless draw on Wednesday with strong statements against racism and an embarrassing failure of goalline technology. AgenciesAlso watch: Evening Bulletin | 18th June, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgThe third place in the male and female categories went to Trail Blazers of Yenagoa, who defeated Sunshine of Akure and UNN Nsukka, respectively.Volleyball clubs from eight states, including Anambra, Bayelsa, Enugu, Ondo, Oyo and Rivers, as well as the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) participated in the tournament, which was held at the Shell Club, Port Harcourt.While the winners of the tournament got N1million, the second and third place winners got N500,000 and N300,000, respectively.Addressing sports writers at the closing ceremony of the tournament, General Manager, External Affairs, Shell Petroleum Development Company (SPDC), Mr. Igo Weli, said the tournament was sponsored by the Managing Director of SPDC.Weli stated that majority of those who participated in the tournament were part of Nigeria’s national volleyball team, saying that the aim of the tournament was to bring those who love volleyball together.He said: “Although the tournament is invitational, but the aim is to bring everybody together; people from the community, Shell staff and Nigerians.“A lot of those participating in the tournament are from Nigeria’s national volleyball team. We believe that this tournament is helping the national team. It is an opportunity to pick new talents.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Ernest Chinwo in Port HarcourtThe Shell Spikers Volleyball Club of Port Harcourt and the City Spikers of Yenagoa have lifted the trophies of the male and female categories respectively of the third edition of the Country Chair/Shell Managing Director Volleyball Invitational Tournament held in Port Harcourt.The second place in the male category of the tournament went to City Spikers of Yenagoa while Shell Spikers also were runners-up in the female category.last_img read more

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first_imgThe recent off-campus shooting has caused increased student concern over security west of Vermont Avenue, even after the university added an estimated $3 million in increased security to the area last spring.Safety · The security measures, implemented last spring, were the university’s first effort to bring security ambassadors and cameras to the area west of Vermont Avenue. – Daily Trojan file photoLast Sunday two USC students were shot off-campus on the 1200 block of West 37th Place. The two students were hospitalized but are expected to fully recover. The suspect has not been caught.Seventy-two video patrol cameras, 50 license plate recognition cameras and 13 new security ambassadors were added to the area to better protect students and residents living west of Vermont Avenue, said to Dept. of Public Safety Chief Carey Drayton.The area west of campus was only patrolled regularly by DPS before last year’s update.Despite the recent addition of security ambassadors and cameras, many students on the west side of campus said they still do not feel safe in the area.“The university pays the least attention to this area,” said Sullivan Brown, a junior majoring in animation and digital art who lives on the 1200 block of West 37th Place. “It’s because this is one of the few areas around campus where more locals live in the area than students.”Brown said he has noticed the new security cameras placed throughout the west side of campus and the presence of yellow jacket security officers but said it was not enough to keep the west side of campus safe.“The yellow jacket watchers have not been proactive,” Brown said. “Adding security cameras and yellow jackets to the area is clearly not enough to keep us safe.”Local residents living near where the shooting occurred expressed dissatisfaction with security in the area.“The [DPS] patrols definitely lack on the west side of campus,” said Oscar Hernandez, a 13-year resident of West 37th Place. “The cameras seem to work but the [DPS] patrols aren’t on this side of campus [very often].”Wesley Houng, a graduate student studying mechanical engineering who lives on the north side of campus, said he frequently visits the west side and that the area around West 37th Place is not as safe as the area north of campus.“I don’t really feel protected [on the west side],” Houng said. “There is more of a police presence to the north of campus.”Vice President of Student Affairs Michael L. Jackson said the best way for students to stay safe is to assist DPS in its efforts to keep the area surrounding USC secure.“We encourage students to take precautions and take note of suspicious behavior they see,” Jackson said.DPS Capt. David Carlisle said students play a direct role in their own safety.“There’s always a problem when there’s a private party in a private residence,” Carlisle said. “And [DPS] can’t help those inside [the residence].”last_img read more

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first_imgSyracuse head coach John Desko  addressed the media on Monday ahead of the 2017 campaign. He enters his 19th season at the helm of Syracuse, which finished last year 12-5 as Atlantic Coast Conference champions before falling to No. 1 Maryland in the NCAA tournament quarterfinals. Ranked No. 7 in the 2017 Inside Lacrosse Face-Off Yearbook Top 20, SU returns three All-Americans, seven players who started at least one game last season and 20 players who saw action in 10 games.The Orange, which has won back-to-back Atlantic Coast Conference championships, begins the year with a conditioning run on Tuesday and the first official practice on Wednesday. The regular season opener is Feb. 11 versus Siena at home.Here are three notable things Desko said at the men’s lacrosse media day event Monday afternoon.With Dylan Donahue gone, Jordan Evans has to be the top guyLast year’s leading points-getter, redshirt senior attack Dylan Donahue, is gone. So too is Tim Barber, who combined with Donahue to account for 104 points in 2016. That leaves senior Jordan Evans as the team’s lone returner at attack.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s got to step into a whole new role,” Desko said. “This year, he’s got to be the top guy. He’s extremely knowledgeable of our offenses, man-ups and so on, so that will help him. He’s got to take that next step and be a threat at the end of the field.”Evans played only second midfield line and defense as a freshman, but he ranked fifth on the team last year with 27 goals at the attack position.Even though he’ll be flanked by sophomores Nate Solomon and Devin Shewell, Evans will captain much of the offense. He started in all 17 games last year as a junior, scoring his 27 goals on a 37.5 shot percentage that placed best among Syracuse starters. He was guarded by the other team’s second or third best defender, but this year should garner the opposition’s top defender.The freshman class is strongFor years, Syracuse has relied on a talented crop of freshmen to step in right away and contribute. The same holds true this year. Fourteen freshmen are rostered, many of whom Desko expects to see in games this spring.At midfield, 5-foot-10, 178-pound Jamie Trimboli and 6-foot-3, 197-pound Peter Dearth could help replace some of former starting midfielder Derek DeJoe’s minutes and bolster SU’s midfield overall, which will again run through Nick Mariano and Sergio Salcido. Desko has also been impressed by a pair of underclassmen in Logan Wisnauskas and Shewell. The Boys Latin (Maryland) products will both play attack for SU, which graduated two of its starting attacks last year in Dylan Donahue and Tim Barber.Redshirt freshman Andrew Helmer, a long stick midfielder who earned USA Today first-team All-American honors as a high school senior in 2015, did not see any game action last year but will likely get significant time this season. On defense, heralded freshman defender Brett Kennedy may not play at all due to an injury he sustained in the fall.“We’ve got some very good young players,” Desko said. “We’ll be wrestling with some of the guys that are returning and trying to get some of the younger guys in there in the future because we feel like we’ve got some good talent in our freshmen class — if not for right now, definitely for our future.”Nick Mellen, Syracuse’s best defender, is not yet ready for practice Sophomore defender Nick Mellen will not practice with the team on Wednesday, as he recovers from an injury he sustained in the fall. In September, Desko said Mellen would miss the entire fall but would be ready by the start of the 2017 season. Desko said Mellen is working to get back by next month’s opener.The 5-foot-9, 177-pound West Genesee (New York) High School product is Syracuse’s most experienced defender, starting 16 games last year. With starting defenders Brandon Mullins and Jay McDermott gone, Mellen will lead the defense when healthy. His quickness helps him stay with the country’s best, such as Albany’s Connor Fields, whom Mellen shut down last year and will likely cover again this year.Mellen may not match up against bigger opposing attacks, Desko said, but will cover the other team’s best player most games this season. It’s a role he’s familiar with and one he thrived in a year ago, save for the NCAA quarterfinal game, when former SU attack Dylan Maltz scored three goals for No. 1 Maryland.“He’s got an ability to cover a real quick guy and there are plenty of those guys out there this year,” Desko said. “Mellen is the sole returner, he’s going to cover probably the best guy every game. He has great footwork, but he needs to get rid of some of the mistakes, some of the freshmen mistakes he made off the ball.”“We’re hoping we can get him back pretty quickly,” Desko added. “He’s not going to be here for practice right away but he’s starting to work out and we’ll see how it goes. … The sooner we get him back, the better we’ll be.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 9, 2017 at 10:08 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

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first_imgJon Walters was unable to train fully with the Republic of Ireland squad in Abbotstown this morning.The Burnley striker took part in the warm up, but missed the main session in order to work with a Physiotherapist.Walters is suffering with an ankle injury. Manager Martin O’Neil says he will be given every chance to play in Saturday’s World Cup qualifier against Georgia in Tbilisi.last_img

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Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down STEVE · 330 weeks ago STORAGE WARS ll GARAGE SALE-1906 N B STREET-SATURDAY 8AM TO 3PM-WELLINGTON-ANTIQUE PLATES & GLASS WARE, CHRISTMAS DECORATIONS, KITCHEN ITEMS,AVON MUG, DISHES & CHRISTMAS PLATES, WALL HANGINGS, BED SETS, WICKER BASKETS, PREHUNG INTERIOR DOOR, 45/33/78RPM RECORDS 50% OFF SELECTED ITEMS AFTER 2PM. Report Reply 0 replies · active 330 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down STEVE · 330 weeks ago addition to 1906 n b st – chandelier with butterflies & flowers-thanks Report Reply 0 replies · active 330 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Theresas Snider · 329 weeks ago The friends of wellington public library will be having booksale april 23rd- 25th. Proceeds to benefit the childrens summer reading programs. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down Prom night · 329 weeks ago This needs to be moved to another weekend. The 26th is prom night. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Alicia · 329 weeks ago 1309 North Jefferson Avenue Wellington Multi family Garage Sale. Furniture, corner tub, clothes, formal dresses, and a wide variety of items! Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down Guest · 329 weeks ago 20 Shadybrook Dr. – Friday 4-6 PM & Saturday 8-? Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Jessica · 329 weeks ago Two shopaholics are running out of room! Two family sale: clothes, shoes, dresses, home and holiday decor, and furniture. 1727 Edgewood Dr. Friday 3:30-6:30, Saturday 8-noon Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Guest · 329 weeks ago Garage sale 1304 North H Wellington, KS. lots of name brand clothing, coach purses, TV, duck and geese decoys, and lots more! Saturday April 26th 7:30am – 11am. Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Tom-Sowersby-Bacon · 329 weeks ago 617 North A Street – Multi Family garage sale !! Friday 9-4 & Sat 7-noon. Clothing: Baby boys, size 0 to 24 months. Name brand girls clothes sizes 6-16. Name brand Teen girls and Teen boys, Med to X-large. Women’s clothes: large through various plus sizes. Various kitchen and household items, plus Queen Size bedding(s) and comforter(s). Come check us out !!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 329 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down guest · 329 weeks ago Huge Multi Family Sale 1415 Huron Court (3rd Cul-De-Sac) behind Steakhouse. Friday 8-6 and Sat 7-11:30 Too much to list, Lots of Name Brand Girls clothes 4t-8, toys, children books, planters, a couple of antiques, office chairs, Men’s Nike Baseball & Basketball sneakers sz 10.5-11.5, 2 chameleon tanks (1 complete w stand), Handmade dog collars, Lots of Misc. Too much to list…. There is something for everyone come check it out!! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments By Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington Citywide Garage Sale is slated for Saturday, April 26. And the world needs to know you are having one for that weekend. Go ahead and post your garage sale for the citywide garage sale in the “comment” section below. If you have a garage sale THIS weekend, advertise in the garage sale section in the previous post. We will remind the shopping troops periodically.Happy bargain selling and hunting!Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

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