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By Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 9) – Luke Wanninger was the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified winner on UAW 893 Cliff Chambers Memorial Night at Marshalltown Speedway.Rookie Eric Elliott led to lap 14 before giving way to Wanninger, who started to pull away before a caution produced a four-lap shootout.Wanninger got a great restart and went on to take the win over 10th place starter Joel Rust.Persistent Donavon Smith stayed in the chase. Saw his opportunity with two laps to go and passed long-time leader Steve Meyer for the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers. Austin Luellen held off late-race challenges from John Watson to win the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature. Brett Lowry was promoted to first when the apparent Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner was disqualified in post-race tech. John Gill made a much-anticipated return to victory lane following the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Roger Ceilsiski was the Nostalgia Car winner. Charlie Brown topped the mod lite main. Next Friday night, all Scouts are asked to wear their uniforms as it is Scout Night. It is also Casey’s General Store Night at the races. Hot laps are at 6:45 p.m. and racing is at 7:30 p.m.
FRANCIS CREEK, Wis. (July 18) – A less than favorable forecast for this weekend has resulted in rescheduling of 141 Speedway’s $5,000 to win King of the Creek IMCA Sunoco Stock Car special.King of the Creek moves to Tuesday, July 31-Thursday, Aug. 2.Practice is on opening night with Stock Car qualifying and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact features on the docket for Wednesday. No track points will be given to SportMod and Sport Compact drivers.Thursday’s program features last-chance qualifying and the main event for Stock Cars, plus all other divisions running their regular formats.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Wisconsin State and track points will be awarded.Both IMCA Modifieds and Stock Cars are on the Cowbell Street Stock Tour program Thursday, July 19 at Francis Creek. Modifieds race for $750 to win, Stocks for $500.National, region and state, but no track points will be given Thursday.More information is available by calling 515 231-5444.
However, Saturday’s hard-fought, gritty and somewhat fortunate 1-0 win at home to Stoke has gone some way to alleviating the pressure. There is clearly still work to do but goalscorer Bent, brought in on a season-long loan from Aston Villa, believes Jol is the best man for the job. “In this league you are always under pressure,” the striker said. “As soon as a couple of results go against you, you are immediately under pressure because it is a results league. “It is probably the best league in the world and is probably the most difficult to get points. For us to get three points with the situation that we are in is massive. “All the players are behind him. He is the right man for the job and I am sure he will be around for many years to come. “You can only turn that faith with results, we managed to get him three points. Now we have got a two-week gap and then another massive game against Palace.” The three points propelled Fulham out of the relegation zone, allowing them to head into the international break with a positive platform on which to build. “I would like to think [we can go on a run],” Bent said. “Personally, it is about getting match sharpness back and fitness back. It is coming. “I am not too far away. A couple more games and I think I will be there. “The main thing, as a club, is that we try and get some consistency and rhythm. In this league, the more points you rack up, the better it is.” Fulham face trips to Crystal Palace and Southampton after the international break, before owner Shahid Khan’s NFL franchise Jacksonville Jaguars play at Wembley. The billionaire is likely to be in the country for both matches and Jol is looking forward to seeing him. “I have great plans for the club and if I can do that, fine,” the Dutchman said. “And it’s fine for them as well because I think when I came here they were quite happy and lucky to get me. I was used to good clubs and I want to make Fulham a good club. “So I will listen to them. I don’t know what their intentions are but if they want to work with me, then I’m fine.” Press Association Darren Bent is fully behind Martin Jol and backed him to remain as Fulham manager for years to come. Having failed to win since the opening day of the Premier League season, dissenting voices were growing amongst the Craven Cottage faithful. ‘Jol out’ chants were heard after recent home matches against West Brom and Cardiff, with speculation rife that his time at Fulham could be coming to an end.
Manuel Pellegrini has no doubt Sergio Aguero belongs in the world’s elite player bracket with Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi. It was a stunning return to form after a mixed start to the season in which the Argentinian had struck just once from open play and been hampered by a knee injury. Asked how the 27-year-old compared to the world’s best, Pellegrini said: “After what we have seen here, of course Kun is at that level. I have already said that after Ronaldo and Messi he is the best player in the world. He always makes important things (contributions) in competitions. “But the important thing is, not only for Kun, but as a team we must continue to improve, to win the Premier League again and to win the Champions League, because Messi and Ronaldo are always involved in that competition and that is very important for a player. “I think that this team is in that way (headed) and I’m very happy for us that in Kun we have a very important player.” Since being signed from Atletico Madrid for £38million in 2011, Aguero has finished as City’s outright top scorer in three out of four seasons. In the other year he shared the accolade with Carlos Tevez. His overall City tally now stands at 115 goals. Many of those goals have come in bursts, with the Argentina forward often suffering lean spells on return from injury. He suffered a setback last month after being hurt in a tackle from Crystal Palace’s Scott Dann but Pellegrini had no doubt the goals would soon return. He said: “Of course, I am always talking to all the players, especially when they are not in their best moments. “But the most encouraging thing for Kun is the way we play. We always play attractive, offensive football. We always put technical players in our starting XI to try to create the space (for him).” But the Manchester City boss accepts his star striker may need to win the Champions League for that view to become widespread. Aguero provided another demonstration of his formidable talents with five goals in a sensational 20-minute spell in Saturday’s 6-1 demolition of Newcastle. Press Association
Police in Miami are currently investigating a shooting that left one person dead and another person injured just outside of a bar in Miami’s Little Haiti neighborhood.The incident occurred around 9:00 pm Sunday near Churchill’s Pub on Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast 55th Street.Authorities say a man who had been shot walked into the pub seeking help. Patrons at the bar then contacted the police and the man was rushed to Jackson Memorial Hospital. As police began their investigation into the shooting, they then noticed another victim who had been shot dead inside of a crashed vehicle not too far from the crime scene.Investigators say a single bullet hole could be seen on the passenger side of the white Lexus that had crashed into the side of a building near Northeast Second Avenue and Northeast 52nd Street.The victim was found dead next to the driver side door.Authorities are now searching for witnesses or possible surveillance footage from the scene.If you have any information about this incident you are asked to contact Crimestoppers at (305) 471- TIPS.
TORONTO, Canada – President of the Ontario Masters Softball Cricket Clubs (OMSCC) Azeem Karamat Khan is upbeat about the level of cricket in the Masters league, pointing to the introduction of the Memorial Cup as a further testimony to the league’s continued improvement.Khan made the disclosure at last Saturday night’s 19th annual presentation, dinner and dance held at the Qssis Banquet Halls, Scarborough here.According to Khan, the memorial game was introduced to honour “all our loved ones who are watching us from above with Royston 11 emerging as the inaugural winners. We also had our second Over-60 friendly games, sponsored by Naseer Baksh and won by the Littles Sports Club team who are celebrating their 25th anniversary this year.”The long-standing president also paid tribute to all the participating teams, their families and friends and gave due recognition to all trophy winners and championship teams such as Friendship Masters, Hawaiian Sensation and the Toronto Blizzards who won back-to-back championships in the Over-50 category in the New York Softball Cricket League (NYSCL) tournament and at home in Toronto Cup 3.Touching on the staging of the third edition of Toronto Cup 3 during the Labour Day weekend, Khan disclosed that for the first time, the three categories, Open, Over-40 and Over-50, were captured by Canadian teams – Softball Cricket Canada (SCC) in the Open, Our Own in the Over-40 with Toronto Blizzards winning the Over-50 division.Khan also recognised the presence of Deputy Mayor of Toronto, Michael Thompson, and Ward 25 City Councillor Jennifer McKelvie for their attendance at Toronto Cup 3. He also thanked the new sponsors for their contributions. He boasted that the tournament paid for itself.The OMSCC president also acknowledged the contributions of his hard-working board members – Feizal Bacchus, Dickey Singh, Khem Singh, Indira Singh, Jas Mathura and Paul Jaman – and the invaluable support from the several sponsors and looked forward to their continued assistance in 2020.In recognition of their outstanding contributions to the OMSCC, Khan rewarded all his executive members with appreciation plaques while Bacchus was singled out for special mention, receiving a trophy in the process.Khan reserved special thanks for Frederick Halley of the Guyana Chronicle who was described as a “dynamic sportswriter”; supporters Patsy and Banda Jirjhodan; and his wife Indra, “for supporting me as a board member for the past 17 of 19 years since this league was formed”.The Norman Sue Spirit Awards, given annually to worthy individuals who played big roles both on and off the field, were awarded to OMSCC secretary Jas Mathura and registrar/statistician Indira Singh by the late businessman’s daughter Kim Sue. According to Sue, she wanted to recognise two stalwart women this time around, a change from the past when mostly men were given the prestigious awards. (Frederick Halley)
BEN CLASSON/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin women’s swimming team has a new leader at the helm this year — senior Jen Illescas.Illescas, a three-time letter winner from East Elmhurst, N.Y., competed in Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener against Iowa last weekend and made a big statement. She placed first in the 100-yard butterfly, the 200-yard butterfly, the 200-yard freestyle and the 400-yard freestyle relay, helping to catapult the Badgers to a 206-92 victory over the Hawkeyes, sweeping them in all swimming events.Illescas said her main focus during her senior season with the Badgers is to enjoy herself.“I really just want to have fun,” Illescas said. “I want to place higher in the Big Ten, but I also really just want to enjoy my swim team and my teammates.”She also feels she has taken on more of a leadership role with the team.“I see myself as a leader because I’m the oldest,” Illescas said. “I also tend to lead sets in the water, and I try to do everything I can to always push myself and put myself out there so that my teammates can say, ‘Yeah, I’m going to put myself on the line. I’m going to work really hard because then I’ll get the end result that I want.’”Wisconsin head coach Eric Hansen says he also sees Illescas as a role model to her teammates.“I think that the girls’ team looks up to Jen,” Hansen said. “She’s had a lot of success, and she’s climbed the ladder, and the girls look up to her and they want to emulate what she has accomplished. What she says and does is very important to the team.“I think she’s really become a great leader for us and really bought into the whole team concept, and I think our team concept right now is the best it’s ever been in my 10 years here,” Hansen said.Hansen also added he is most proud of Illescas’ personal progress, both in and out of the water.“Her personal achievements and her personal growth have just been amazing this year,” Hansen said. “She has risen to the challenge of leading a group of women to see something that she feels is possible that maybe none of them realized and [showed them] the process of how to get there. It’s been really special.”Illescas also competed in the United States Olympic Trials this past summer, which were held in Omaha, Neb., from June 29 to July 7. She placed 54th in the 200-yard butterfly and clocked in at 2:16:39, a time she says she could have done better on.“I wasn’t really pleased with my trials,” Illescas said. “I didn’t swim my best times or anything. I had actually swam my best times a couple of weeks prior to that, so I wasn’t really happy with my swimming. But I did enjoy the atmosphere and the experience.”Illescas says that preparing for the Olympic trials was different than preparing for a big meet because of the level of intensity and the people she would be competing against.“The Olympic trials are everybody; it’s the top 10 percent of the swimming community,” Illescas said. “Everyone is really fast, so I didn’t prepare for my other [meets]. It’s a much more serious mindset, but training is different too. We get to rest a little bit more, we get mornings off, and we get to sleep in a little bit more.”Hansen felt the team as a whole competed well at the trials.“I think our whole team did really well at the Olympic Trials,” Hansen said. “I think when we evaluate the Olympic Trials, the majority of the team feels the same way. What we did as a team is we took 22 athletes from this university, and we stayed together as a group. We had one of the bigger teams there and we performed really well, and those are the things I look back on and remember. I remember a group of kids that came together and really performed well.”Illescas will compete in Wisconsin’s next meet against Arizona on Oct. 31 in Tucson.
Published on April 3, 2015 at 12:10 am Contact Chris: email@example.com | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+ When the referee blew his whistle for the opening faceoff, Ben Williams popped the ball forward, caught it in his stick and streaked down the field.And then he won 23 more.Williams kept Albany attacks Seth Oakes and Lyle Thompson at bay by winning faceoff after faceoff. The SU sophomore won 24-of-27 en route to his best performance of the season. Each faceoff win helped the No. 2 Orange (8-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) keep more possession in its 17-12 win over No. 9 Albany (7-2, 3-1 America East) on Thursday night in front of 6,813 in the Carrier Dome.“I have never seen a face-off performance like I’d seen either,” Albany head coach Scott Marr said. “The kid was unbelievable in the X. That was ultimately the difference in the game.”Even on the faceoffs Williams lost, he was hardly beat. At the beginning of the second quarter, the ball popped out from between Albany faceoff specialist Cason Liles’ and Williams’ sticks, squirting behind Liles. SU’s wings led a scrum that pushed the ball all the way to a restraining line, but Albany came up with the ball.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe most important function Williams played was as an answer to Albany attack Lyle Thompson, who scored four goals and assisted on three more. Winning faceoffs kept the ball out of Thompson’s stick and made the Great Danes play more defense than offense.Thompson was matched with Ralph D’Agostino to start the game in place of Sean Young because he would be quicker to slides, but Thompson still produced. The Albany attack threw everything it could at SU’s defense, including Oakes – who scored two goals – firing a running jump shot through his legs and behind his back.“Who knows, if that’s a 50-50 possession, what the score would be?” Syracuse head coach John Desko said. “I don’t know. I think that was huge for us. I think Ben did a great job and gave us all those opportunities.”In Albany’s last game, it’s faceoff specialist, Connor Russell — who won nearly 53 percent of his draws— tore his ACL, ending his season. Liles, who replaced Russell, was subbed out after the 19th faceoff of the game in the third quarter.Marr used three other players — long-stick midfielder Harry Erickson, Kevin McNally and Matthew Bertrams — to try and slow down Williams. The Albany head coach said his team’s goal was to use its athleticism to jam Williams and hopefully create ground ball situations.“We’ve seen a lot this year in terms of different things to do at the faceoff X. We knew what we were going to see,” Williams said. “We were going to see them rake a little bit. I was surprised they went out and clamped as much as they did.”It didn’t matter what Albany did. Williams won the rest of the faceoffs from the third quarter until he was subbed out with less than 10 minutes remaining in the game.When Williams came off the field and through the substitution box, he and Erickson started shoving each other before they walked to their respective sidelines.Williams said that Liles had said some “stuff I was surprised at.”While the sophomore propped up SU the whole game, fans now leaned in — Marr said it felt like the fans were right on top of the field — and he exited the game to fans serenading Erickson and Marr.“A lot of guys like to talk a little bit on the field and try to…,” Williams trailed off. “give me some cheap stuff.“I don’t know, they can do that all they want.” Comments