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first_imgBy Don Martin IIWHITE CITY, Ore. (June 2) – After taking the lead from Preston Jones early in the race, Nick Trench­ard went on to victory in the 25-lap IMCA Modified main event Saturday at Southern Ore­gon Speedway.This was the sixth annual Roger Haudenshild Tribute race and the win paid $2,000 to Trenchard, new to the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. It was also his third win in the big event.Jones paced just one lap before Trenchard made an outside pass to gain the lead. On the third lap, Albert Gill took second and Duane Orsburn made his way to third.By then, Trenchard was a straightaway in the lead, leaving behind him a good battle between Gill and Orsburn for second. Trenchard was working lapped traffic and in command when the caution flew on lap 11. Orsburn worked his way to second following the second restart.Trenchard set a rapid pace and soon had a straightaway advantage. The man making the charge was Dave Duste Jr., who had fifth on the last restart and took fourth from Jones on lap 17.Orsburn did a good job of handling the pressure in the battle for second, but Gill made a low pass on lap 22 to regain the position. Trenchard was never seriously threatened in posting an impres­sive victory.Gill was a strong second and Orsburn spun on the final lap as he was battling Duste for third. Duste claimed the third position, followed by Zach Fettinger and Jones.Trenchard added $200 to his total by winning the special 11-lap race.Fred Ryland was the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winner. Justin McCreadie topped Additional purse money was sponsored by the Haudenshild Family and Dusty’s Transmissions of Central Point.Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Nick Trenchard; 2. Albert Gill; 3. Dave Duste Jr.; 4. Zack Fettinger; 5. Preston Jones; 6. Jesse Bailey; 7. Duane Orsburn; 8. Jon DeBenedetti; 9. Dave Satterfield; 10. C.J. Put­nam; 11. Stan Gunderson; 12. James Welshonse; 13. Andy Freeman; 14. Bo Shields; 15. Brett Provost; 16. Jantzen Knips; 17. Mark Wauge; 18. Daniel Herreira.Northern SportMods – 1. Fred Ryland; 2. Jimmy Ford; 3. Mike Medel; 4. Justin McCreadie; 5. David Marble; 6. Justin Foux; 7. Brandon Wilson; 8. Jon Rouden; 9. Patti Ryland; 10. Willie McFall; 11. Tony Bartell; 12. Brian Knorr; 13. Dwayne Melvin; 14. Jesse Merriman; 15. Brian Cooper; 16. Danny Rule; 17. Billy Richey; 18. Steve Lysingser; 19. Tony Duste; 20. Braxton Possin­ger; 21. Jimmy Lipke; 22. Jacob Hoppes; 23. A.J. Parker.last_img read more

first_imgAmateur jockey JT McNamara suffered a serious neck injury in a fall at the Cheltenham Festival. Press Association Conscious following the fall according to officials at the track, he was put in an induced coma before his transfer to Frenchay Hospital in Bristol. Speaking at 9pm on Thursday Dr Adrian McGoldrick, chief medical officer for the Irish Turf Club, said: “JT has suffered a serious neck injury. “He is being looked after at the regional spinal unit but as yet he is still waiting for a scan. “So what we know so far is that he has a neck injury, but we will know far more in the morning when hopefully he will have had his scan.” center_img Riding Galaxy Rock for Jonjo O’Neill in the Fulke Walwyn Kim Muir Challenge Cup the pair parted company at the first fence. The 37-year-old, one of the leading amateurs on the circuit for a number of years, was airlifted to hospital after being treated by the on-course medics. last_img read more

first_img Press Association Having lined out for Munster ‘A’ and club side Young Munster in recent weeks, O’Connell stepped up to senior level for the first time since having surgery to correct a bulging disc in his back. The big lock, eager to be part of Warren Gatland’s Lions plans, enjoyed an energetic first appearance for Munster since October. Both he and Damien Varley touched down inside the opening 14 minutes at Musgrave Park, with a late Ronan O’Gara penalty – who added the extras – making it 15-0 at the break, but although Varley doubled his try tally in the second half, Rob Penney’s men failed to push on and the bonus point score eluded them. Paul O’Connell lasted the full 80 minutes as he made a try-scoring return in Munster’s 22-0 RaboDirect PRO12 derby victory Connacht.last_img read more

first_imgGonzalo Higuain’s brother and agent insists he has not spoken to Liverpool and claims the Argentina striker is happy at Napoli. However, when asked about the Barclays Premier League club’s reported interest, Nicolas Higuain told Italian radio station Crc: “I don’t speak English only Italian, French and Spanish. “First of all, I have not spoken to any club because they have not contacted me and secondly, it would be disrespectful to Napoli. “(Napoli president Aurelio) De Laurentiis is a great person, a man of honour and I couldn’t behave incorrectly. “We’re not thinking about leaving Napoli. “I’m confident that the team can finish third (in Serie A to qualify for the Champions League), then we’ll see about Gonzalo’s future. “I haven’t spoken with any team. “Gonzalo is calm, he has a contract with Napoli and he’s not planning to leave because he’s happy.” Higuain, 27, joined Napoli in the summer of 2013 from Real Madrid and is under contract with the Naples outfit until June 2018. The South American was a member of Argentina’s squad that finished runners-up Germany at the World Cup last year in Brazil. Higuain has scored nine goals and set up three more in 18 league appearances for Napoli this season. The Argentina international has been strongly linked with a move to Anfield in the winter transfer market. The arrival of Italian forward Manolo Gabbiadini to Napoli from Sampdoria last week has increased speculation of Higuain’s possible departure. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img Published on May 28, 2013 at 4:38 pm Contact Phil: | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse’s Ron Thompson has been moved from tight end to defensive end.The 6-foot-4, 256-pound redshirt freshman did not appear in a game this past season, as he recovered from surgery for a hip injury.During his senior year at Southfield (Mich.) High School, Thompson recorded 98 tackles, including six sacks. Thompson joins a defensive front that needs to replace seniors Deon Goggins (53 total tackles in 2012) and Brandon Sharpe (seven sacks) as well as starter Markus Pierce-Brewster, who was dismissed from the team in March.Smith receives extra year of eligibilitySyracuse running back Jerome Smith received a retroactive medical redshirt. Smith played two games in his freshman season before being sidelined with an injury to his left shoulder.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe appeared in all 12 of the Orange’s games in 2011 and racked up 134 yards with a touchdown.This past season, Smith played in all 13 of SU’s games while starting 12. He became the 16th running back in Syracuse history to accumulate 1,000 rushing yards in a season. Smith finished with 1,171 yards and three touchdowns. In the Pinstripe Bowl, Smith accounted for 152 of SU’s 369 yards on the ground in SU’s beating of West Virginia.In 2013, Smith and senior Prince-Tyson Gulley are expected to receive the bulk of carries out of Syracuse’s backfield.Ameen-Moore moved to fullbackJunior Adonis Ameen-Moore has switched from running back to fullback. The Orange has seven running backs listed on the official roster, and Ameen-Moore moves to a group that includes two other fullbacks.Throughout the 2012 season, the 5-foot-11, 239-pound back was the centerpiece of a tight goal-line formation labeled the “Tank” package. Ameen-Moore finished with five touchdowns on 30 carries for 108 yards but was suspended for the Pinstripe Bowl for a violation of athletic department rules. Commentslast_img read more

first_imgThe two Paris-based sides have long shared a fierce rivalry, stretching back to 1892 when they met in the first ever final of the Top 14.However in a shock statement the clubs have said that pooling their resources will benefit both the teams and French rugby.Racing are the reigning Top 14 champions while Stade Francais won the trophy in 2015 after an 8 year wait.last_img

first_imgMartin Skrtel’s injury-time header salvaged a point for ten-man Liverpool as Brendan Rodger’s charges drew 2-2 with Arsenal in their Premier League clash at Anfield.The home side took a 45th-minute lead through Phillpe Coutinho only for Arsenal to head straight up the other end to silence the Kop with a Mathieu Debuchy header after defender Skrtel was caught napping from a cross.Another Frenchman, Olivier Giroud, fired the Gunners into the lead on 64mins when the striker scored from close range, slipping the ball through the legs of Liverpool ‘keeper Brad Jones.Any hopes of a Liverpool comeback seemed to have disappeared when substitute Fabio Borini was red carded on the 90th minute.However, villain turned hero Skrtel rose above the Arsenal defence in the seventh minute of injury time to grab a point for the Reds.last_img read more

first_imgFC Zeljeznicar defeated Hungarian Ferencvaros yesterday at the stadium Kosevo, in a re-match of the second qualifying round of the European League with the result of 2:0.Zoran Kokot scored a goal for the celebration of Blues in the 23rd minute of the match, and Ognjen Djelmic scored for 2:0 in the very end of the match.In the next qualifying round of the European League, Zeljo is awaited by Standard de Liege from Belgium.Zeljeznicar played one more tactically perfect match in which, to be honest, Hungarians as well had several opportunities for scoring.Beginning of the match passed in a slight domination of Ferencvaros, which made two opportunities for a goal during the first 15 minutes of the match. In the 9th minute of the match, Hajnal was in a favorable position whose attempt was stopped by the defense of Zeljeznicar.It was the 23rd minute when Zoran Kokot scored for a delirium at the stadium Kosevo. Previously, Hadziahmetovic sent a perfect pass for Kokot, who escaped from his guardian, and scored for a great celebration of fans of Zeljeznicar.Ognjen Djelmic scored for the final result of 2:0 in the injury time, so the great celebration at Kosevo, but also streets of our capital city, could started. Now, the two matches against Belgian Standard from Liege is waiting for Zeljo.(Source: Photo: read more

first_imgPatriots receiver Julian Edelman, the MVP of Super Bowl 53, offered to accompany Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson to the Holocaust Museum and Learning Center in Washington to help facilitate a “conversation” after Jackson posted false and anti-Semitic statements on social media earlier this week.Edelman, who says he did not “identify as Jewish until later in my life,” became aware, like many who follow football, of Jackson’s post to Instagram earlier in the week that included a quote falsely attributed to Adolph Hitler that presents a hate-filled view of Jews. Jackson later apologized for the post. Edelman said he did not want the conversation about anti-Semitism to distract from the importance of the Black Lives Matter movement. He said, “We need to have those uncomfortable conversations” about race and bigotry.Toward the end of the brief video, he proposed to Jackson that they visit together a couple of Washington’s most compelling institutions: the Holocaust Museum and the National Museum of African American History and Culture.“Afterwards, we can grab some burgers and have those uncomfortable conversations,” Edelman said. MORE: Stephen Jackson apologizes for “wrong words” in defense of DeSean JacksonEdelman said he’d been asked by many people for his thoughts about what Jackson posted and chose not to respond initially because he wanted to give the matter more consideration.“I know he said some ugly things, but I do see an opportunity for a conversation,” Edelman said. “I’m proud of my Jewish heritage, and for me it’s not just about religion. It’s about community and culture, as well.“It was only after I was part of this community that I learned how destructive hate is. Anti-Semitism is one of the oldest forms of hatred. It’s rooted in ignorance and fear.”last_img read more

first_imgAubameyang and Saka after the gameFrankfurt am Main, Germany | AFP | Arsenal youngsters Joe Willock and Bukayo Saka claimed goals as a rotated Gunners side romped to a 3-0 win at 10-man Eintracht Frankfurt on Thursday in the Europa League.Willock, 20, one of seven changes by Arsenal manager Unai Emery to the team which started Sunday’s 2-2 draw at Watford, gave the Gunners a first-half lead after a deflection off a Frankfurt player.Eighteen-year-old Saka and Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang grabbed late goals as Frankfurt were reduced to 10 men for the final 11 minutes when midfielder Dominik Kohr was shown a second yellow card for fouling Saka.“Everybody can be happy and continuing in this competition is important, so it was good to get a good win, especially away from home,” said Emery.The Arsenal boss singled out Saka after the teenager showed confidence above his years by scoring and then setting up Aubameyang late on.“We wanted to give the young players a chance and they showed the confidence to take their chances,” said Emery.“He (Saka) showed his confidence with his finishing, he looked good and physically strong,” added Emery, who praised his side’s defending after shutting out Frankfurt despite facing 24 shots at goal.’ Club record signing Nicolas Pepe and midfielder Dani Ceballos made second-half appearances off the bench.Aubameyang started up front flanked by teenager wingers Emile Smith Rowe, 19, and Saka.It took the Gunners time to find their feet and the first 15 minutes were strewn with errors from both teams.Frankfurt, beaten on penalties by eventual champions Chelsea in last season’s semi-finals, fielded an entirely new forward line after selling strikers Luka Jovic to Real Madrid and Sebastien Haller to West Ham.But the hosts had the best of the early chances, Jovic’s replacement Filip Kostic twice going close with Dutch striker Bas Dost also firing over.“We did well in the first half, we dominated, the only thing missing was a goal,” said Frankfurt goalkeeper Kevin Trapp.“We kept our heads up after going down and the result doesn’t reflect our performance.”Arsenal started finding holes to exploit as Willock and Smith Rowe had massive chances before the former finally got the breakthrough — with a dose of luck.Saka linked up on the counter with Willock, who cut inside to get his shot away, which deflected off Frankfurt captain David Abraham and bounced in off the underside of the bar.The Gunners again rattled the woodwork just after the break through a free-kick by captain Granit Xhaka.The Frankfurt crowd grew restless as forward Andre Silva wasted a string of chances for the hosts before Kohr was dismissed.Saka played a hand in both late goals, which came in quick succession, finishing off a Pepe break and then robbing Abraham and feeding the ball to Aubameyang to slot home.Share on: WhatsApp Last season’s Europa League finalists rebounded from throwing away a two-goal lead at Watford, with playmaker Mesut Ozil left out for the trip to Germany.last_img read more