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first_imgArea Girls And Boys Basketball Scores.Wednesday  (12-13)Girls Scores.Batesville  52     Franklin County  40FC JV Won 38-32Jac-Cen-Del  68     North Decatur  44South Ripley  50     Switz. County  34Lawrenceburg  60     Harrison  30Hauser  59     Edinburgh  50Boys Scores.Franklin County  56     Ross  54Lawrenceburg  32     Harrison  31South Decatur  55     Shawe Memorial  35last_img

first_imgBy David Smith Jr.MEEKER, Okla. (Aug. 27) – Point leader Andy Shouse started on the pole and held off a last lap challenge by Jake Martens to win his first Sprint Series of Oklahoma IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car feature of the season Saturday at Brill Motor Speedway’s inaugural Pat Suchy Memorial.Shouse began to enter lapped traffic entering turns three and four on the final circuit as Martens dove low entering the same turns and tried to slide in front of Shouse. The current national point leader held on, however, to take his first series feature victory of the season by just one car length.Chad Koch held on for third while Blake Dacus and Joe Wood Jr. rounded out the top five.Shouse and Dacus started on the front row for the 25-lap feature with Shouse taking the lead as the green flag fell. By lap five, Shouse had opened a 10-car length advantage over Dacus and approached slower cars on lap nine. Shouse, working the bottom of the track, stretched his ad­vantage to a half stretch lead at midway.Lap 17 saw the night’s final caution flag fall and set up an eight lap dash to the checkered flag.The Sprint Series of Oklahoma will be back in action in three weeks for a doubleheader weekend. It all starts on Friday night, September 16, at Southern Oklahoma Speedway in Ardmore before heading to Longdale Speedway in Longdale, Okla., where they will join forces with the Kansas-based United Rebel Sprint Series.Feature results – 1. Andy Shouse; 2. Jake Martens; 3. Chad Koch; 4. Blake Dacus; 5. Joe Wood Jr.; 6. Shayla Waddell; 7. Cody Whitworth; 8. Lloyd Clevenger; 9. Brandon Long; 10. Sheldon Barks­dale; 11. Brandon Jennings; 12. Chris Kelly; 13. Alison Slaton; 14. James Fabian; 15. Tan­ner Conn; 16. Jerry Jumper; 17. Mike Scott; 18. Chuck Bellefeuille; 19. Justin Fisk; 20. Joseph Miller; 21. Sterling Huff.last_img read more

first_imgPLATTE CENTER, Neb. – Building on another stellar season, Razor Chassis continues its title sponsorship of IMCA’s South Central Region for Modifieds for a fourth consecutive year in 2017.The Platte Center, Neb., chassis builder again provides a portion of the $6,000 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in the re­gion, which includes tracks in Texas and southern New Mexico.Razor drivers Chris Abelson and Cory Sample both won regional crowns last season, while Ricky Stephan was the only driver in the division to earn four track championships.National runner-up in IMCA’s 2016 Manufacturers’ Cup contest, Razor has also won or shared top North Central Region cup honors each of the last four years.The Razor Chassis South Central Region champion earns $2,500. The runner-up gets $1,250 with $625 for third, $325 for fourth, $300 for fifth and $200 for sixth through 10th.All drivers in the region must display two Razor decals on their race car to be eligi­ble for point fund shares.More information about Razor-built chassis is available by calling 402 246-2021, at the website and on Facebook.“Regional IMCA Modified championships are difficult to attain, and the fact that Razor drivers won two of the five last year is impressive,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They’ve had a great run the past several season and I anticipate Razor drivers will be challeng­ing for championships again in 2017.”last_img read more

first_img The 23-year-old failed to make his mark at the Etihad Stadium in two injury-plagued seasons after leaving Everton, and will now hope for a fresh start on Wearside. No fee was announced by either club for a player capped three times by England, but reports put the figure around the £10million mark. Sunderland have completed the signing of midfielder Jack Rodwell from Manchester City on a five-year deal. Rodwell was at one time viewed as one of the brightest young England hopes after making his debut for Everton at the age of 16 in 2007. He became a regular for Everton, making 109 appearances before joining City for £12million in the summer of 2012 despite missing out on Euro 2012 due to a hamstring injury. His career at the Etihad stalled however, not helped by further injury problems, and he made only seven Premier League starts during his time at City. He will not be the first player to leave City in order to attempt to resurrect his career at Sunderland – winger Adam Johnson made the same switch in 2012 with notable success, while Joe Hart’s understudy Costel Pantilimon has followed this summer. However Johnson claimed last season it was almost impossible for players not belonging to the eight leading Premier League clubs to break into Roy Hodgson’s England squad ahead of the World Cup. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ELLSWORTH — The Trenton Acadians will open their American Legion Zone 1 baseball season on Sunday, June 22. The team is slated to play 20 more games over the next 29 days.The team, headed by general manager Patrick Maguire, head coach Tim Archambault and assistant coach A.J. Bazdanes, is made up primarily of players from Hancock and Washington counties.The roster includes Dylan Collin, Geoffrey Hanscom, Penobscot Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year Steven Hanscom, Tom Paola and Jon Phelps from Mount Desert Island; PVC Player of the Year Conor Maguire, Mitch Domagala, Nick Bagley, Sid St. Peter and Jake Maguire from Ellsworth; Cooper Smallidge, Dakota Chipman, Finn McMahon-Allwine, Garrison Looke, Hank Vinall, Anthony Bianco and Will Ricker from George Stevens Academy; Gage Feeney from Washington Academy; Joe Archambault from John Bapst; and Scott Boles from Woodland.The Acadians should have good pitching depth with Hanscom, Conor Maguire, Paola and Feeney as starters, and Ricker, Bianco, Phelps, Bagley and Looke available for relief.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textTrenton will play all of its home games at the GSA baseball field in Blue Hill.June 22 – Penquis at the Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor, 10 a.m.June 25 – Bangor Comrades at Blue Hill, 4:30 p.m.June 26 – Waldo at Belfast High School, 5:30 p.m.June 27 – Brewer at Blue Hill, 5:30 p.m.June 29 – Hampden at Hampden Academy, 12:30 p.m.June 30 – Motor City at Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor, 7:30 p.m.July 1 – Penquis at Foxcroft Academy in Dover-Foxcroft, 4:30 p.m.July 5 – Bangor at Mansfield Stadium in Bangor, 12:30 p.m.July 6 – Waldo at Blue Hill, 12:30 p.m.July 7 – Brewer at Bucksport, 5:30 p.m.July 9 – Hampden at Blue Hill, 4:30 p.m.July 11 – Motor City at Blue Hill, 5:30 p.m.July 13 – Penquis at Blue Hill, 12:30 p.m.July 16 – Bangor at Blue Hill, 4:30 p.m.July 18 – Waldo at Belfast High School, 5:30 p.m.July 19 – Brewer at Blue Hill, 12:30 p.m.July 20 – Hampden at Hampden Academy, 12:30 p.m.July 21 – Motor City at Winkin Sports Complex in Bangor, 6:30 p.m.Find in-depth coverage of local news in The Ellsworth American. Subscribe digitally or in print. Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. Biocenter_img Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Latest Posts GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017last_img read more

first_imgGary Alexander has left Brentford to join Crawley Town.The 32-year-old has signed for the Sussex club on loan until the end of the campaign, when his Bees contract is due to expire. He rejected Brentford’s offer of a new deal.Alexander is the third forward to depart Griffin Park this season, with Charlie MacDonald and more recently Mike Grella also being allowed to leave.AdChoices广告Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img

first_img SBC’s Year In Review: March 2019’s big betting news December 23, 2019 Betting on Sports Europe to address industry’s looming crisis February 25, 2020 Submit Share Related Articles Share SBC news network grows with Lottery Daily launch April 23, 2020 StumbleUpon Former Ballon d’Or winner Ruud Gullit will be delivering a keynote speech at the Esports Insider Super Forum (22 March), held as a standalone event at this year’s Betting on Football (20-23 March).Gullit, who lifted the European Cup twice with AC Milan and once with his national team, will also be attending the SBC Sponsorship Forum at #bofcon2018 and completing a ‘meet and greet’ with delegates at Stamford Bridge, where he represented Chelsea as a player and manager between 1995 and 1998.The Dutch midfield maestro has a strong connection to the esports world having recently launched Team Gullit, a FIFA esports academy designed to help, educate and nurture up and coming stars.Gullit commented: “I’m looking forward to taking to the stage at the Esports Insider Super Forum to discuss the sports and esports crossover, and the founding of Team Gullit.“I may be biased but it’s great that the event is taking place at Stamford Bridge too. As a place close to my heart it will be a fantastic opportunity to make an impact there again, and I’m sure there’ll be plenty of good esports chat with a host of industry leaders.”SBC Managing Director Andrew McCarron added: “Ruud Gullit proved to be a hit at the H20 Data seminar two years ago, so we’re delighted to have secured his attendance for this year’s Betting on Football. He is a true football legend, having been part of the AC Milan squad that won three Serie A titles and two European Cups from 1987 to 1993.”In total, there will be eight main tracks at Betting on Football 2018, featuring 50 sessions and up to 200 leading industry speakers. World Cup and beyond, Global Market Profiles, Betting on Innovation and Affiliate Bootcamp on Wednesday 21 March, before Leadership, Customer Journey, SBC Sponsorship Forum and ESI Super Forum on Thursday 22 March.The ESI Super Forum, which will feature six panel sessions in addition to Gullit’s keynote speech, is one of three specialist forums to be launched at #bofcon2018, alongside the Affiliate Insider Bootcamp and the invite-only SBC Sponsorship Forum.Sponsorship will also be discussed twice on the first day of the conference agenda. The Global Market Profiles track will assess the cost-effectiveness of sponsorship in Asia, while World Cup and beyond will conclude with an analysis of the hidden benefits of football sponsorship, and whether other partnership options can provide a greater ROI.last_img read more

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisThanks to generous donations, the Alpena Chamber of Commerce is getting closer to their goals for the Fireworks Celebration. Lappan Agency of Alpena donated $500 to the Alpena Fireworks Display.The goal is to reach over $22,000. President of the Chamber, Jackie Krawczak said she’s excited about the donations made. She revealed that the fundraiser was slow at first due to weather but said she had a much better feeling the upcoming weeks would be nothing but a great outcome especially with the door fundraiser.AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: alpena chamber of commerce, fireworks celebration, lappan agencyContinue ReadingPrevious WBKB Gets A Special Visit!Next Miss Sunrise Side 2016 Speaks to Alcona Students About ‘Peer Relationships’last_img read more

first_imgThen Lakers forward Nick Young suffered back spasms at the end of the scrimmage.That might conjure up images of last seasons’s nightmare when the Lakers missed an NBA-record 324 games because of various injuries.Lakers coach Byron Scott downplayed those reminders.“We have three or four guys on the shelf,” Scott said. “But you still have enough guys to do what you want to do on a day-to-day basis.”Bryant has not experienced any additional pain surrounding his surgically repaired right shoulder. But when asked if Bryant will definitely play in the Lakers’ preseason opener against Utah on Sunday, Scott only said, “We’ll see.” Scott and Russell said he completed Thursday’s evening session without any issues after missing the morning sprint drills because of his foot soreness — but not on Friday.Yet, Russell maintained he will practice on the Lakers’ two-a-day session Saturday.“I’m good. I got up literally 30 seconds ago,” said Russell, who has worn orthotics to protect his right foot. “[Lakers trainer Gary Vitti] fixed me up.”Young hardly sounded as optimistic. The 30-year-old Young joked he’s “getting old” before saying he made an awkward twist on his lower back. “It’s still kind of tough. I’ll get treatment, get stretched out and see what happens,” said Young, who missed six weeks last season after fracturing his right thumb on the second day of practice. “If it doesn’t get better, there’s nothing I can do.”The implications for World Peace’s injury could be more serious.World Peace did not speak with reporters. He has not practiced the past two days and has not participated in any of the Lakers’ three full-court scrimmages.The 35-year-old World Peace signed a one-year, non-guaranteed deal worth $1.5 million, making his job security tenuous if he cannot recover.“It’s not the way he planned it and not the way he wanted it to be,” Scott said. “Hopefully another day or so of rest, he can be back on the floor.”Sneak previewScott said he has not decided who will start Sunday, but he estimated they will play between 15 to 20 minutes. Scott plans to field a limited bench rotation, favoring heavy minutes for each player and then sitting them Tuesday against Utah in favor of other reserves. HONOLULU — The Lakers ran up and down the court. They traded baskets. They fouled. They made defensive stops.But what became more captivating on the fourth day of the Lakers’ training camp Friday at Stan Sheriff Center involved the players not on the court.Kobe Bryant, D’Angelo Russell and Metta World Peace each sat on chairs at the end of the baseline.Bryant completed light shooting drills before sitting out the rest of the Lakers’ two-hour practice. Russell practiced for only 15 minutes before experiencing pain surrounding a blister on his bruised right foot. World Peace has missed the past two practices over what Lakers coach Byron Scott attributed to pain in one of his calf muscles, though it was not immediately clear which one.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_img Do we need to remind everyone we’re talking about a player who wrecked a water cooler during a 2017 game in Baltimore because Roethlisberger missed him wide-open for a potential touchdown pass? Who openly harangued his offensive coordinator in the bench area while the Steelers were losing at home to Kansas City in 2018? And who, in the most calamitous episode of his career, went off the grid late in the week of last season’s final regular-season game, a game the Steelers had to win to stay alive in the playoff race? He missed a medical appointment, was not in attendance for practice and meetings and did not return telephone calls from team officials.Essentially, he quit on the team. Why did this description of WWE-style wrestling make me think immediately of NFL football? Because of Antonio Brown, of course.Behaving like an immature fool appears to come naturally to Brown, but that doesn’t mean his performance in trying to coerce the Steelers to trade him is not scripted.It is contrived in the pro wrestling manner, in which the action is designed but the intricacies of movement both demand and allow a fair amount of improvisation. Nobody is writing Brown’s lines for him word-for-word, but there’s an arc to his presentation that is calculated.His motivation for all this? He is trying to get paid.MORE: Lessons Steelers have learned from Le’Veon Bell, Antonio Brown sagasSome are tempted to dismiss his performance as juvenile, but they are as misguided as those who believe the justifications for Brown’s boorishness are rooted in the actions of quarterback Ben Roethlisberger or the management of the locker room by coach Mike Tomlin.Brown’s conduct at the close of the 2018 season and through the first short segment of the offseason was difficult to fathom until he slipped during one of his social media sojourns and delivered the clue: “guaranteed money.” The Instagram video in which he revealed this rambled through nine minutes that AB spent on an elliptical exercise machine.”If your team got guaranteed money, they want to get to know me and work with me,” Brown said, “tell them to call me.” INDIANAPOLIS — There is a line in the delightful new movie centered in the world of professional wrestling called “Fighting With My Family” that has resonance in the current circumstances of competitive sport.”It’s not fake. It’s fixed.” Now he’s trying to insist that’s because his feelings were hurt. Whether those in the media selling this absurdity are buying it is impossible to say. But they’re pushing it with such enthusiasm you’d think they’re on commission.This situation is not as complicated as Antonio Brown is pretending it is. He wants money. He would get a lot if he were to remain a Steeler. He believes it’ll be more if he moves elsewhere. He’ll push whatever story he must to make that happen.And don’t think for a moment that when all this is over he will be wrestling with his conscience about how he has behaved. Of course, Brown already has been paid. A lot. Following the 2016 season, the Steelers signed Brown to a contract scheduled to pay him $68 million over four years, which made him the highest-paid receiver in the league at that time. It was designed as NFL deals are, with much of the value in the signing bonus and the rest structured primarily to assist the team with the administration of its salary cap situation.Brown was presented with a signing bonus of $19 million, representing the guaranteed portion of the deal. His salary for the first two years was a relative pittance, averaging out to $912,500 each year. There is a roster bonus due this March of $2.5 million, and he is scheduled to make about $12.15 million each year for the next three years.He has been a Steeler long enough to know if he stays a Steeler through the rest of the contract, then $68 million is what he will make. They are not going to renegotiate his deal. They were generous enough to advance him salary multiple times when he dramatically outperformed his first post-rookie contract. He is being paid like one of the best receivers in the game.His salary, however, no longer quite measures up. Odell Beckham Jr. will be pulling down about $15 million in salary and bonuses from the Giants in 2019. In Tampa Bay, Mike Evans will make $20 million in 2019 and $16.75 a year later.MORE: Where will Brown play in 2019?The problem with Brown’s approach is not only that it’s disruptive and disingenuous, it’s also counterproductive. At the NFL Combine last week, Steelers GM Kevin Colbert persistently reiterated Brown’s value to the team and insisted that even though a trade is the preferred course, he would not rule out AB’s return in 2019. Because that’s what he must do to keep the market healthy.But Brown’s open aversion to the “unguarantees” of his current deal are making the job more difficult.After many conversations w/ many different teams’ personnel folks, it sure sounds like the bigger impediment in an Antonio Brown trade is his expected desire for a new contract, NOT the spectacle stuff.— Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) March 1, 2019Other NFL teams see through Brown’s heel act.It’s easy to understand why those spreading the “circus” stories through the media do not, or do not let on that they do.The weakest members of the media thrive on this chaos, revel in it, because it disguises their lack of interest in discussing whatever real issues might exist. Others are pursuing an agenda, whether it is how NFL contracts are structured or longstanding enmity for the particular team involved, or an individual within that team.IYER: 49ers must weigh AB vs. team needsBrown spent an extended portion of an interview with ESPN last week complaining about a comment from Colbert in which he proclaimed Roethlisberger is the team’s unquestioned leader and mentioned “that can be a burden on him more often than he may like to admit because … He’s got 52 kids under him, quite honestly.”Colbert noted Roethlisberger is the one player on the roster who has won a Super Bowl with the Steelers and said, “If our players were smart, they’d listen to him because he’s been there. He’s done it.”Brown doesn’t think he should be classified as a kid. He earlier complained Roethlisberger criticized him during his weekly radio show for running a poor route on the decisive play in a devastating loss at Denver.last_img read more