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Winnemucca pays $1,000 to Sunday High Desert Classic Shootout IMCA Modified winner

first_imgWINNEMUCCA, Nev. – On opening weekend of a season dedicated to building IMCA Modified car counts, Winnemucca Regional Raceway will pay $1,000 to the winner of the Sunday, April 9 High Desert Classic Shootout main event.IMCA Modifieds race for $500 to win in the Saturday, April 8 lidlifter at Winnemucca. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Larry Shaw Racing Western Region, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded and both shows will be draw/redraw.Sunday’s feature is a 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying event. Title sponsor of the High Desert Classic Shootout is Model T Hotel and Casino.Pit gates open at 10 a.m. and the grandstand opens at 11 a.m. both days. Hot laps are at 11:30 a.m. with racing at noon.Eleven dates for the sanctioned Modified division are scheduled this season at Winnemucca, with points races April 23, May 7, June 3,4 10 and 25, July 21, Aug. 18 and Sept. 15.More information is available from promoter Cory Sample at 775 304-3893.last_img read more

It’s all about winning – Mourinho

first_imgChelsea manager Jose Mourinho has revealed his motivation is simply about winning. Thibaut Courtois may return in goal after a minor hip problem, replacing Petr Cech, while Oscar could return to the starting line-up. Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes his team can bounce back from the “worst performance” of his reign and temporarily delay Chelsea’s title celebrations. Pardew’s side had been on a four-match winning run, which included a victory over Manchester City, before being jolted by 2-0 defeats at home to West Brom and then Hull. With Palace having secured their Barclays Premier League status, though, Pardew, by his own admission, is finding it difficult to maintain motivation levels similar to those being employed by the likes of Hull, and Sunday’s opponents Chelsea. Mourinho’s Blues need just the one win to clinch their first title in five years, so a coronation atmosphere at Stamford Bridge is perhaps the last thing Pardew needs. But the former Newcastle boss struck a relatively defiant note on Friday, having already seen his players respond to the Hull loss by putting in the extra yards in training. “I think we probably shot ourselves in the foot in those last two home games,” Pardew said. “Saturday was, by far, the worst performance under me at this football club. “We need to respond for ourselves and for the Premier League because we need to keep the title race open if we can. “We don’t want them to win it on Sunday, of course. For us, it’s an important game. We’ve played very well against the top sides since I’ve been here. We want to continue that. “It’s a great day for us to be involved in. It’s going to be a great atmosphere. If they beat us, we’ll accept it.” On a personal level, Pardew will be hoping to secure his second win of the season against Chelsea, having masterminded a first defeat of the campaign for Mourinho’s men when his Magpies ran out 2-1 winners at St James’ Park on December 6. Less than a month later, Tottenham beat Chelsea 5-3 to make it a less than happy New Year’s Day for Chelsea. Those may have been the only blips in the Blues’ season, but Pardew is relishing the task of trying to inflict a third league loss on the champions-elect. “We had a good game-plan and deserved to win on that day (in December),” Pardew said. “I remember Jose being upset that we wasted time. I think if they’re 2-1 up with about five minutes to go, I’ll expect them to waste time. That’s how it is. “I know Stamford Bridge well. If there’s a team that I know well, it’s them. I have studied them – I know how they play. “We’ve got a great away record at the moment. We’ve got to try to produce a performance that doesn’t get carried away by the emotion of the day. Jose will be hoping for the same. His process of how he wins games and how I win games is different. “Jose has this great ability to take teams to another level. The Champions League win with Porto, the Champions League win with Inter were special. Only losing two games this season will be a hell of an achievement. “I hope after the game we have a glass of wine and he’s not jumping around too much!” Victory over Crystal Palace on Sunday would see Mourinho’s men crowned Barclays Premier League champions. The Portuguese said: “The basic thing about football is the most pure feeling: you go there, you want to win. Press Association “It doesn’t depend on the level you are. To be champions in the Premier League is not a different feeling to being champions in League One, League Two or the Conference. “Everyone has his level, but in terms of human feelings, they’re exactly the same.” Mourinho has spent this week rebuffing Arsenal’s chants of “boring, boring Chelsea”. The Blues boss admitted a change of approach to “more strategic, less artistic” in recent weeks, but believes Chelsea will be deserving winners if they claim the three further points needed for the title. He added: “You analyse it by every perspective and you find always a Chelsea very strong in every ranking: goals scored, goals conceded, record at home, record away, number of victories… “That’s why, in such a difficult league to win, we’re top of the league since day one, which is not a record, but especially in modern football, it’s something very difficult to do.” Chelsea play Palace without Diego Costa, who may not play again this season – a debut campaign in England which has been punctuated by hamstring problems. Loic Remy is back from a calf injury and could start up front in place of Didier Drogba. last_img read more

The signings of the summer

first_img All 20 teams have been busy buying new players in the off-season. Here, Press Association Sport brings you a combined XI of the best transfers this summer. (4-3-3) Cech (Arsenal); Clyne (Liverpool), Mings (Bournemouth), Alderweireld (Tottenham), Ogbonna (West Ham); Milner (Liverpool), Cabaye (Crystal Palace), Schneiderlin (Manchester United); Depay (Manchester United), Benteke (Liverpool), Sterling (Manchester City). Goalkeeper: Petr Cech (From Chelsea to Arsenal, £10million) Despite being a spectator for much of last season, Cech remains one of the finest goalkeepers on the planet. Arguably the best goalkeeper Arsenal have had since David Seaman. Right-back: Nathaniel Clyne (Liverpool, £12.5million) England’s first-choice right-back after three successful years at Southampton. Fine operator defensively and on the attack. Centre-back: Toby Alderweireld (From Atletico Madrid to Tottenham, £11.5million) Looked set to move to Southampton after an impressive loan spell at St Mary’s, but Spurs beat them to the chase. One of the best centre-halves in the league last year. Centre-back: Angelo Ogbonna (From Juventus to West Ham, £7.75million) Press Association After what seems like an incredibly short break, the Premier League is back. Played 55 times for Juventus in two years at the club. Has been a regular member of the Italy squad for the last four years. Left-back: Tyrone Mings (From Ipswich to Bournemouth, £8million) A high fee for a 22-year-old defender with no top-flight experience, but Mings was one of the best players in the Championship last year and Bournemouth did well to fend off strong competition for his signature. Midfielder: Yohan Cabaye (From Paris St Germain to Crystal Palace, £10million) Reunited with Alan Pardew following a frustrating spell at PSG. A dynamic midfielder who stood head and shoulders above the rest during his time at Newcastle. Midfielder: James Milner (From Manchester City to Liverpool, Free) Surely the best value for money deal of the summer. Milner brings skill, versatility and experience. City offered him more money to stay, but he wanted regular first-team football instead. Midfielder: Morgan Schneiderlin (From Southampton to Manchester United, £25million) A key player in Southampton’s rise from League One to the top-flight. Calm and creative on the ball. Heir apparent to Michael Carrick at the base of the United midfield. Right winger: Raheem Sterling (From Liverpool to Manchester City, £49million) The most expensive transfer of the lot – but with good reason. Sterling has all the attributes to be one of England’s best for the next decade if he can deal with the jibes that come his way as a result of his bitter contract dispute with Liverpool. Left winger: Memphis Depay (From PSV Eindhoven to Manchester United, £25million) Top scorer in the Eredivisie with 22 goals last year. His hulking physique, free-kick taking ability and pace have led to comparisons with Cristiano Ronaldo. Star of United’s pre-season tour. Striker: Christian Benteke (From Aston Villa to Liverpool, £32.5million) A tad on the expensive side, but if he scores many more goals like he did on his debut against Swindon last weekend, Liverpool fans will grow to adore the big Belgian, who almost single-handedly kept Aston Villa up last season. last_img read more

Ohio State’s status? For once, it’s not complicated — Big Ten champs, on Playoff bubble

first_imgAfter Young and Haskins exited the podium, Meyer was asked what this team — a 12-1 team that won the program’s third Big Ten championship in seven years but will likely have to settle for the Rose Bowl instead of the College Football Playoff — means to him.PLAYOFF PICTURE: Ohio State lines up behind Oklahoma, Georgia   “This was a very unique year,” Meyer said. “There’s only one explanation why we’re sitting here as Big Ten champs, and two of them just left the podium here. That’s the group of players.”Meyer rattled off the names of senior leaders such as Terry McLaurin, Johnnie Dixon, Parris Campbell and Isaiah Prince, and then hit on the one player who wasn’t there — defensive end Nick Bosa, who was lost for the season after an injury suffered against TCU on Sept. 15. Losing Bosa, who could be the No. 1 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, was a shot, but this team recovered from it.Meyer is right. This was a unique year. It was also a complicated one, from start to finish. Assistant coach Zach Smith was fired before Big Ten Media Day in July.  Meyer was suspended for three games Aug. 22. Interim coach Ryan Day went 3-0 as acting coach. All of that happened before Bosa withdrew from school.  The Buckeyes dominated rival Michigan 62-39 and then dominated the Big Ten championship game, but their 49-20 loss in West Lafayette, Ind., will likely keep this super-talented team out of the Playoff for a second consecutive season. “The ultimate prize is a national championship,” Meyer said. “You certainly can’t be in that discussion unless you win your conference. Our objective is to get to Indy, win in Indy, win the conference championship. . . . If we have a chance to play for a national championship, our guys will be ready to go.”  Haskins, who finished 34 of 41 for 499 yards and five touchdowns, continued his record-setting season against the Wildcats. That is another complicated part of the story. Haskins might be the best NFL prospect in college football, and Meyer made it clear the redshirt sophomore is a Heisman Trophy candidate who should be in New York. He just won’t get to prove it in the Playoff against Alabama’s Tua Tagovailoa and Oklahoma’s Kyler Murray.  Haskins was the story Saturday, beginning with how he took control of the game early. On third-and-11 in the red zone on the Buckeyes’ first series, he was flushed out of the pocket, eluded two defenders and then zipped a 15-yard touchdown pass to McLaurin. Haskins hit six different receivers for gains of 10 yards or more in the first quarter.MORE: Takeaways from the Buckeyes’ victoryOhio State led 24-7 at the half after Haskins struck again late in the second quarter. On third-and-20, he hit McLaurin in stride in the end zone for a 42-yard touchdown. Haskins hit 18 of 22 passes for 249 yards in the first half alone. Northwestern (8-5) had no chance against that arm.   “I could have thrown for 80 yards or 600 yards. All we needed to do is win the game,” Haskins said. “I’m proud of how we played today. Sure, one (more) yard (for 500) would have been great, but we’re Big Ten East champions (and) Big Ten champions. What else would you want to be?”A third-quarter lull in which the Wildcats cut the Buckeyes’ lead to 24-21 was the last reminder of why they won’t be in the Playoff next. That stretch erased Ohio State’s chance to flip the committee’s thinking with a blowout similar to the 59-0 smackdown of Wisconsin in the 2014 Big Ten championship game.  Ohio State was the underdog with a backup quarterback against a 10-win team that night. This time, the Buckeyes were two-touchdown favorites with their Heisman finalist against a four-loss team. They were supposed to win like this.  Ohio State spoiled Northwestern’s feel-good story a week after obliterating No. 7 Michigan’s “Revenge Tour.” For a two-week stretch, it looked like the team it was supposed to be. Now, not even a Big Ten championship will be enough to get Meyer, Haskins and the Buckeyes into the Playoff.  That’s how complicated the story can be, even for a unique team like this.  The Purdue loss, the overtime escape at Maryland on Nov. 17 and a resume almost equal to No. 4 Oklahoma’s are part of it. The Sooners have Murray. They also have a conference championship, a leaky defense and a more favorable loss than the Buckeyes’, one they were able to correct Saturday by beating No. 14 Texas 39-27 in the Big 12 championship.  Running up the score against Northwestern wasn’t going to change that reality.  Oklahoma is the easier choice, which will make the committee’s conclusion even more difficult for Buckeyes fans to accept given that Alabama held off Ohio State for the final spot in 2017. That’s life when the decision comes down to the Buckeyes and a fellow top-shelf program such as Alabama, Oklahoma or even Clemson — teams that have combined for nine Playoff appearances before Sunday’s pairings are unveiled.MORE: SN’s live blog of the championship game  That’s the short list of programs the Buckeyes can’t outbrand, even if Meyer now owns an 82-9 record since taking over as head coach in 2012. This season has included constant speculation about when that tenure will end. Meyer’s wife, Shelley, was surrounded by reporters and asked questions about her husband’s future, his health and how this year has gone.  “He’s feeling good right now,” she said. “Winning cures a lot.” (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/91/8/urban-shelley-meyer-120218-getty-ftrjpg_sv0de9ll70ub1t1i37ymubwkd.jpg?t=1843188095&w=500&quality=80 Ohio State fans might wonder what might have been with this team, but a squad flooded with five-stars will return next year.As for Meyer, there is no reason why he should not come back. This team gave him every reason to stay.”I’ll never forget this team,” he said. “You know, that’s not shortchanging the other Big Ten champs and the other championship teams we’ve had, but we had a handful — it’s very odd to have fifth-year seniors come back, and they came back with a purpose, and they got that purpose. They wanted to have a ring and be back-to-back Big Ten champs and they were. One of the most unselfish group of players I’ve ever been around.” Shelley and Urban Meyer (Getty Images)  It takes away those complications. Again, the Buckeyes are likely Rose Bowl-bound, which used to be the Big Ten’s ultimate prize. Meyer will coach in that game for the first time if that’s the case.   The game will give Haskins another chance to showcase that arm to NFL scouts, like he did on a 63-yard pass to Johnnie Dixon on a deep post in the fourth quarter. That completion set up a 9-yard touchdown to Dixon two plays later that gave Ohio State a 38-24 lead and marked the beginning of the end for Northwestern.  The game will give the Buckeyes another chance to celebrate, like they did on the Lucas Oil Field turf Saturday. Day and strength and conditioning coach Mickey Marotti posed with a “Big Ten champions” banner. Young and Jonathon Cooper exchanged a long hug before a personalized handshake. Meyer took the championship trophy and handed it to McLaurin, who handed it to Campbell.  Meyer smiled there, too. The Buckeyes might not be in the Playoff this year, but they remain the Big Ten boss for the foreseeable future.   INDIANAPOLIS — Ohio State coach Urban Meyer shared the podium with quarterback Dwayne Haskins in the aftermath of a 45-24 victory over No. 21 Northwestern in the Big Ten championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on Saturday.   While defensive end Chase Young riffed on how the No. 4 Buckeyes came together in the aftermath of their loss to Purdue on Oct. 20, Meyer looked at his quarterback and smiled. Haskins tried not to laugh. Call this the moment where coach and quarterback could finally relax after a turbulent season that ended with the program in its standard spot.last_img read more

Hanball players of ”Borac” Travnik will play against ”Iskra” Bugojno

first_imgHandball club ”Borac” from Travnik will play its first match of 2013 against handball club ”Iskra” from Bugojno.”Borac” is currently third with 23 points while ”Iskra” is eighth with 16 points.The match will be played on Sunday, 3 March at 5 p.m.The gathering of spectators will be at noon in front of Technical School of Travnik.last_img

THOR’S ECHO STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, JUNE 15, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRAFAEL BEJARANO, DESERT LAW, WINNER: “I’ve been working him the last three weeks and he’s been training amazing. I told Carla, anything, six or 6 ½ (furlongs) and he’ll be tough. I thought the speed would go today and it worked out good for us.”TRAINER QUOTESCARLA GAINES, DESERT LAW, WINNER: “He has been training fantastic, he loves the track. He’s one of those that just glides over this deeper racetrack. His works have been phenomenal and he’s run out of conditions.“The Cal-bred program is great because you are restricted to Cal-breds, so it’s all good!”NOTES: The winning owner is Harris Farms, Inc.Harris Farms’ Desert Law and jockey Rafael Bejarano win the $100,000 Thor’s Echo Stakes, Saturday, June 15, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Sunam too tough for Uniteds in hockey competition

first_imgSunam started the brighter of the two teams, with their early dominance paying off with a goal just in the first minute.Uniteds could not hold off the Sunams as another goal came straight after the 8th minute. Uniteds were struggling to get out of their own half, and had to fend off constant Sunam attacks.Again, the pressure paid off when the ball was swept in at the back post for a 3-0 lead. The rest of the first half continued in the same fashion, with Sunam predominantly on the front foot, scoring another goal. The Uniteds found a couple of breaks but had no clear-cut chances.The sides went into the break with the score still at 4-0, leaving a mountain for United to climb. Uniteds had the first attack of the second half, resulting in a short corner – their first in the game.However, it came to nothing, and Sunam then had their own short, which was dispatched into the bottom left corner of the goal to go 5-0 up.A few minutes later, it became 6-0, with another finish at the back post after some good skill to get into the D.Uniteds didn’t lie down though, and they had another good spell with another short corner – which was saved and a couple more counter-attacks, but couldn’t count any.It finished off at 7-0, which proved Sunam still tough to maintain second spot on the ladder after BIsmark, leading the women’s division in game 5.last_img read more

Music 101 for Liberians Artist: Never Waste Time on Any of these Four Things

first_imgBeing a musician is not an easy thing. It requires you to explore a lot of positive strategies that will further your career. However, some of these strategies are futile and do not really benefit the artist at the end. Therefore, it is advisable that as a musician you should not waste time on them. Time is finite; use it wisely in order to make every second results into positive push. Here are four things not to focus on for success. Don’t pay much attention to what other people outside thinkIt is true that as a musician, you need to cater to what other people think but it is not worth wasting too much time on it. The truth is when somebody does not like you, no matter what, they don’t like you.As a writer, I say it is not advisable to waste time trying to persuade people who don’t like your music. No matter what, they will not like it. Lastly, never try to force your music on them; and if you do, the end result will be a heaven of bitterness.Since that will be end result, I advise you to fight to strengthen you relationship with your existing fans as well as creating avenues to grab new fans. Last warning: never try to convince people (audience) who are not your fans because it will push your career backward. Never play at a free gig that does not benefit your careerMatter of fact, it can be difficult to turn down a free gig because helping people is very important. But it is also necessary to find the courage and say ‘no!’ Only play at a free gig when it is a resume builder.Playing at free show sponsored by a charity organization or a renowned organization or for a major media house can open new doors of great opportunities for you. In fact, such a free gig builds your reputation (not as a cheap musician but as someone who cares for a particular cause), and it have lots of bigger pictures and prospects.Take this as example: US musicians perform at the Super Bowl for free because of the bigger picture and the kind of audience they get. If your music producer tries forcing ideals on you, leave Sometime finding a good producer can be difficult, most especially for indie artist. Choosing a producer takes into account, style, studio equipment, and the number of hit songs that producer have produced.However, even if the producer is the best in the country, never allow him or her to force ideals on you. The process of recording a song need not be a situation of war or something that they are the best at; but, rather a collaborative and ideal sharing moment.In this situation, the best thing to do is to walk out. If you decide to stay, you will never feel excited about the ongoing production or you will never put in your best. The end result will be a ‘wack’ track. Remember a good producer will never force ideals on you, but will bring it up as a subject for discussion. Never seek a publicist when you are not financially equippedHaving a publicist is not a bad idea, but it requires financial resources. The truth is most renowned publicists are not willing to work on pro bono service. Even if they do, he or she will not put in their best to move your career like creating publicity stunts, booking interviews, and maintaining your online presence.Since that case, it is advisable that you place focus on creating a buzz for your career, which will build a solid system for you as a musician. Now, when that is done you can seek out PR representation in the music world.Remember: in the music industry money matters.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

“Not a done deal” – Gaskin

first_img“Our Consumer Affairs Department met with the Minibus Association just to hear their concerns… but I don’t set fuel prices and I’m not the Minister responsible for fixing minibus fares”. Those were the words of Business Minister Dominic Gaskin as he was questioned by reporters on Monday, as it relates to the woes of the public transportation sector.The Minister said the Consumer Affairs Department within his Ministry met with the United Minibus Union (UMU), “just to hear their concerns and they have provided a proposal to the Consumer’s Department, to me”. The Minister went further to say, “We just intervened from a consumer point of view to find out what the real concerns were and to engage them because it’s an important sector…and we can’t have people out there protesting when all that is required is some sort of proper engagement”.In the same breath, the Minister sought to clarify that he is not responsible for setting fuel prices and bus fares. Moreover, he said the proposal which was submitted to his Ministry will be shared with the respective Ministers who will then carry the burden of introducing the said proposal to Cabinet.“They have provided a proposal, I will share it with the responsible Ministers and then some one of them will make a proposal to Cabinet as to what we should do because there are a number of options and different options come under different ministers’ responsibilities so it’s not a done deal as yet,” Gaskin posited.Along with the proposal for a fare hike, the President of the UMU, Eon Andrews also reportedly requested the ban on used tyres to be lifted and the introduction of a five-year moratorium on the importation of minibuses among others.The fare increase proposal comes at a time where minibus and taxi drivers have been protesting and even striking about the climbing gas prices.Desperate to get the attention they need, drivers blocked the Vryheid’s Lust access road along the East Coast railway embankment. Several tyres were burnt, and an old car was set on fire to garner the attention needed, with the hope of having the fuel crisis addressed.Several protests were also organised by drivers of the various routes subsequent to this incident. Gas station prices for fuel have increased rapidly, from $215 per litre to prices ranging from $230 to $250 per litre.last_img read more

Labour Minister to meet with residents today

first_imgEnmore Co-op society feudAs the feud between residents of Enmore North, East Coast Demerara (ECD) and the Haslington Co-op Society escalated on Sunday last, with an Enmore resident being locked into her home by persons claiming to be the new owners, Labour Minster Keith Scott has agreed to meet with the residents today.The meeting is expected to address the current situation and to derive a way forward for them.In reaching out to Guyana Times, one resident stated she is grateful for the decision of the Minster to meet with them as they were beginning to feel hopeless.“He is expected to have a meeting with us at the market area on Friday. We are not sure what the discussion will be about but at least we will get a chance to let him know the madness that is going on here,” the woman expressed.On Sunday, Nadia Rambarran was alerted to loud noises emanating from outside of her home and upon inspection, she saw she was being locked in.The individuals then proceeded to erect a fence around the woman’s home while she was forced to watch from inside.Previously, the said woman returned home one day to find that her home had been invaded by the said people who had thrown all of her belonging into the rain.Rambarran has been living on the property owned by her mother, Yasmattie Rambarran. The plot of land was willed to her by her now deceased uncle, Rango Paul, who was part of the Co-op Society.However the land was reportedly sold and a transport was given to persons by secretary of the Co-Op Society, even though this is illegal.Guyana Times was informed of numerous incidents where other Enmore residents were thrown out of their homes and in some cases, had their houses demolished by several persons who were given transport by the said secretary.The woman was even sanctioned on two occasions for her actions by the Chief Co-op Officer of Georgetown but however persisted in her ways.It is being reported that following a meeting between Minister Scott and the Chief Central Co-op Officer of Georgetown, it was relayed that the lands of the Co-Op Society are not to be sold but are to be transferred from one generation to the next.Further, the lands are also not transported lands as it is a block lease and as such, the Enmore residents were never given individual transports.Attorney Anil Nandlall who visited the residents is holding out that while the co-op is in a process of redistributing the land, they cannot merely give it to another member, while noting that when a person is deceased, the beneficiary is supposed to be given the land.The law of cooperative society recognises transmission of interest upon death. If a deceased was a member of a co-op, and would’ve been entitled to a plot of land, when that person dies, that interest passes on to the beneficiary of that deceased person, the former Attorney General had explained.last_img read more