first_imgBy Mike McGuireDAVENPORT, Iowa (May 30) – Three IMCA drivers made their first visits to victory lane this season at Davenport Speedway on Friday. Andy Nezworski took home the hardware in the Petersen Plumbing and Heating IMCA Late Model feature. He led lap one of the 25-lap race before yielding to Todd Malmstrom. Nezworski re-took the lead on lap eight and led the rest of the way to the checkers. Justin Kay was closing on the leader but had to settle for second. Malmstrom held on for third, with Brunson Behning and Ray Guss Jr. completing the top five.Brandon Durbin captured a wild Milan Heating and Air IMCA Modified main. The 20-lap race saw the entire field diving for the bottom lane of the track, resulting in numerous cautions. Bob Dominacki led the first 15 laps. Durbin was one of the first to try a slightly higher line and found the middle to his liking. Durbin led the final five laps en route to the victory. Dominacki finished second, with Doug Crampton third. Joe Beal finished fourth, ahead of Todd Dykema.Twenty-seven Modifieds were on hand. Doug Burkhead led flag to flag in the caution-filled Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMod main. Dustin Crear held off Bryce Garnhart to finish second. Jayson Wiggins and David Norton were fourth and fifth, respectively.last_img read more

first_imgStatewide—38 deaths have been reported in Indiana so far this season. The largest age group reporting the illness is 5-24 though 25-49 has seen the most deaths. Influenza (flu) can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death. Flu is different from a cold. Flu usually comes on suddenly. People who have flu often feel some or all of these symptoms:fever* or feeling feverish/chillscoughsore throatrunny or stuffy nosemuscle or body achesheadachesfatigue (tiredness)some people may have vomiting and diarrhea, though this is more common in children than adults.It’s important to note that not everyone with flu will have a feverStay home when you are sick. If possible, stay home from work, school, and errands when you are sick. You will help prevent others from catching your illness. Avoid close contact with people who are sick.Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth. Germs spread this way.Clean and disinfect surfaces or objects. Clean and disinfect frequently touched surfaces at home, work or school, especially when someone is ill.last_img read more

first_img The Switzerland Under-21 international has made just three appearances this term, with the last coming against West Brom on September 15. Kasami has now joined Swiss Super League outfit Lucerne until the end of the season in a bid for regular football, the Cottagers confirmed on their website. The attacking midfielder was due to join Italian side Pescara on transfer deadline day last month, but the loan move to Serie A fell through due to a technical glitch. Press Association The 20-year-old was one of Martin Jol’s first acquisitions when he took to the Craven Cottage helm in the summer of 2011. However, Kasami has failed to make an impact on the Fulham first team since arriving from Palermo. center_img Fulham midfielder Pajtim Kasami has joined Swiss club Lucerne on loan until the end of the season.last_img read more

first_img Comments jakrakow@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Fewer than 10 minutes into the second game of the season, the Syracuse field hockey team had a commanding 2-0 lead over visiting Northeastern. After two quick goals, the No. 8 Orange seemed poised to coast to another easy victory. But for senior forward Kristin Girouard and the entire SU team, it wasn’t enough. It’s never enough. After Northeastern closed the gap to one, SU didn’t panic. An offensive break led to a penalty corner and gave the Orange an opportunity to bust the game open. A scramble in front following senior back Maggie Befort’s pass gave Girouard her chance, and she responded, slamming home a goal just more than one minute before halftime. That tally propelled the Orange (2-0) into halftime, and its persistent attack throughout led to a 4-1 win over the Huskies (0-2) in front of a crowd of 424 at J.S. Coyne Stadium on Sunday. ‘It was a great day and everyone worked hard, but we have a lot that we need to improve upon,’ Girouard said. ‘I’m never really satisfied with how I’m playing. I think that’s the cool thing about our team, that we always keep working hard and we expect a lot from ourselves and from each other.’AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Expectations were high from the opening whistle on Sunday, and senior forward Shelby Schraden tallied the game’s first goal seven minutes in after a few quick passes in front of the net. True to its style, SU was aggressive immediately after the goal, forcing a penalty corner and a second straight scoring chance. After two saves from the Northeastern goalkeeper, junior forward Heather Susek slipped one into the net on a pass from Girouard. Girouard’s goal later made the score 3-1, and the outstanding work from head coach Ange Bradley’s experienced starters helped carry the momentum into the second half. ‘With this team, it’s like training a professional group instead of a first-year team,’ said Bradley, who now has a career record of 54-13 at Syracuse. ‘They assured me today that they’re going to take care of things, and I’m proud of the way that they stepped up.’ The Orange kept up the intensity throughout the second half, protecting their lead while searching for new scoring chances. With a little more than two minutes remaining, SU’s hustle forced another penalty corner, the team’s ninth of the match. Befort slid a pass through the middle to junior midfielder Martina Loncarica, who set up sophomore back Amy Kee for a blistering shot that deflected past the keeper for SU’s final goal. The set piece conversions demonstrated SU’s fast-paced mentality. Continued pressure led to potential corners and scoring chances.  Senior forward Lindsey Conrad was the personification of this relentless approach, as it was her aggressiveness around the net that sparked nearly all of SU’s best opportunities. ‘Our overall team mentality is to attack and to keep the corners coming and the goals coming, so everyone knows their role and what our game plan is,’ said Conrad. ‘It’s really important that we keep the attitude that we want to win and we want to score goals.’ Though the offense’s pressure tilted ball control in SU’s favor, the defense rose to the occasion as well, surrendering a few turnovers but ultimately allowing only seven shots. Sophomore goalkeeper Leann Stiver made four saves on five shots on goal, including a big save on a Northeastern set piece a minute into the second half. This marks the second straight game that SU has been tough on defense, as the Orange outshot Northwestern 33-2 in a 6-1 victory on Friday. Syracuse’s two wins to start the season is exactly the start it needed with 11 of its next 12 games on the road. Bradley isn’t concerned about the road swing, as the team’s frame of mind is in the right place with two dominating home victories. ‘It’s been really good for our morale to go 2-0. That was our goal for the weekend,’ Bradley said. ‘I think it just comes down to motivation and sheer will. It wasn’t the prettiest game today, but the will of these seniors and these kids knows nothing else. They’ve accomplished so much over three years and they’re committed to getting a result.’ Published on August 29, 2010 at 12:00 pmlast_img read more

first_imgSyracuse has yet to formally announce the coaching staff that will work under the newly-hired Dino Babers. But several of his former Bowling Green assistants have been on the recruiting trail since yesterday, and others have changed their Twitter bios to reflect their new positions with the Orange. Other coaching hires will likely be named in the coming days and weeks.Sean Lewis — co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coachLewis spent the last four years as an assistant to Babers at Bowling Green and Eastern Illinois before that. He was a quarterback at Wisconsin in 2004 before switching to tight end the three years after that. In 2010, he served as the tight ends coach at Nebraska Omaha.Brian Ward — defensive coordinatorWard will coach Bowling Green as the interim head coach through its bowl game on Dec. 23. He is in his first year with the Falcons and has coached at Western Illinois, where he turned one of the worst FCS defenses into one of the best in the Missouri Valley Football Conference before joining Babers’ staff.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMike Lynch — co-offensive coordinator, offensive line and running backsLynch has been on the recruiting trail since Monday. He has worked with Babers for the past four seasons, including two season at Eastern Illinois, where he was a longtime assistant. Before that, he coached at Utah State from 2000-2004.Kim McCloud — wide receivers and assistant head coachMcCloud was formerly a defensive coordinator for Babers, but was promoted to assistant head coach. The two worked together at Baylor, before Babers went to EIU. McCloud played in the NFL with the San Diego Chargers in 1991.Nick Monroe — secondaryMonroe has been an assistant at Bowling Green for the past six seasons, but will leave that job to be an assistant with the Orange. He has been contacting recruits on behalf of Syracuse. He played college football at St. Cloud State for four years and was a cornerback.Tom Kaufman — special teams and defensive lineKaufman worked for Babers at Eastern Illinois and followed him to BGSU. He worked with linebackers for three seasons before moving to the defensive line this past season. From 2009-11, Kaufman spent time at Mississippi State, Kansas and Texas as either a quality control coach or graduate assistant. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers lands 1st commit, 2016 OL Airon ServaisSyracuse football recruiting: Dino Babers will prioritize northeast talentDino Babers injects optimism into Syracuse football, even if it’s just for now5 things Dino Babers said at his introductory press conference5 things Mark Coyle said at Dino Babers’ introductory press conference Published on December 8, 2015 at 10:34 pm Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_img Published on April 20, 2016 at 10:52 pm Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Facebook Twitter Google+ Binghamton midfielder Ben Kocis wound up for a shot from near the hashmarks on the right side of the field and launched it toward the net. The shot bounced at the very edge of the crease at the top of the circle and pelted Bearcats freshman attack Jake Nelson, who was standing several feet wide of the crease and behind the net, in the shin.Nelson limped around the field as Binghamton got the ball back only to throw it away.That was about as pretty as the Bearcats’s offense looked the entire game. Syracuse’s defense manhandled Binghamton, holding it without a shot on goal until midway through the second quarter when the score was already 4-0. The Bearcats had more turnovers (seven) than shots (five) in the first period.The No. 8 Orange (8-4, 2-2 Atlantic Coast) ultimately beat Binghamton (4-8, 2-2 America East), 13-5, at the Carrier Dome on Wednesday night, but only one of the Bearcats’s goals came against SU’s starting goalie Evan Molloy.Syracuse won’t play again until April 29 against North Carolina in the semifinals of the conference tournament in Kennesaw, Georgia.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“Sliding and recovering practice has been a focus of ours the last couple of weeks,” Syracuse defender Brandon Mullins said. “I thought we had a nice showing against UNC and it’s good to kind of see the momentum flowing into this game.”Four days earlier, Syracuse held a fourth-ranked North Carolina offense that averaged 13.6 goals per game to just seven tallies.It was a improved performance from a defense that had blown three fourth quarter leads in the five games beforehand — including a game against Duke in which the Orange failed to adjust to seven goals from Deemer Class, giving up goals in the fourth quarter.“I think there’s been a real focus throughout the last few weeks on our team defense and our sliding and recovering,” head coach John Desko said, “and I thought it did really well.”Syracuse defense consistently kept Binghamton’s shooters on the perimeter and away from the net. Any pass inside flew out of bounds or into an Orange player’s stick and any attempt at dodging resulted in a caused turnover or bad-angle, far away shot that had no chance of hitting the target.SU outmatched Binghamton with its size and speed, defending with relative ease. There were times when Syracuse’s defense didn’t need to slide to help a defender, but did anyway just for practice, Desko said, adding that it went “pretty well.”“I’m probably going to have to look at the film to see it exactly,” Binghamton head coach Scott Nelson said. “We have some pretty good dodgers in the midfield and they didn’t do a very good job tonight.”Bearcats midfielder Zach Scaduto, who leads the team in goals and points and had 10 goals over the team’s last three games, didn’t score. He finished with two shots on goal, his lowest total of the season.Kocis didn’t score for just the third time all season.“We certainly had five or six, seven, eight possessions there where we could have made it a better game and we didn’t,” Nelson said, “so that was pretty disappointing.”Binghamton’s lone goal against Molloy came with 8:25 left in the third quarter on a possession where the team shot wide three teams and repeatedly regrouped to run offensive plays.Molloy exited in the third with just four saves to his name — one of which bounced over the net and never even grazed as piece of his equipment.By holding UNC and Binghamton to just 12 goals combined, Syracuse’s defense has put together its best two-game stretch since the first two games of the season — wins over Siena and Albany.“Hopefully it continues into the ACCs,” Mullins said. Commentslast_img read more

first_img Published on November 28, 2017 at 11:54 pm Contact Nick: nialvare@syr.edu | @nick_a_alvarez Facebook Twitter Google+ Tiana Mangakahia lined up a 3-pointer 11 seconds into Syracuse’s Nov. 16 matchup against Maryland Eastern Shore. On the other end of the court, her teammates on the Orange bench each put three fingers in the air, primed to celebrate a basket. Instead, they watched the shot clank off the rim.A few dejected players fell back into their seats. Nine seconds later, Gabrielle Cooper shot from distance. Again, the bench stood. Again, arms were raised. Again, the jumper was off the mark. SU’s next seven attempts followed the same pattern.After a Miranda Drummond 3 nearly missed everything, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman spun and walked away from the court with his lips pursed. At halftime of the eventual 68-45 win, the Orange had shot 4-for-23 from 3-point land, holding just a three-point lead over a non-Power 5 team.“Honestly, it wasn’t the prettiest game,” Hillsman said.“… We got really good shots in the first half. We just didn’t knock them down.”Even though Syracuse (6-0) is off to its best start in four years, its 3-point shooting has been inconsistent. SU converted less than a quarter (24-for-105) of its 3s in the first three games of the season. In the three contests since, it’s shot 11 percent better, raising the season average to 28.4 percent (58-204). The Orange leads the Atlantic Coast Conference with 34 3-point attempts per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“We have some players who are missing some shots that they normally make,” Hillsman said when asked about what SU needs to improve upon. “When that all comes together, we have a chance to be explosive.”Anna Henderson | Contributing Digital Design EditorTwelve players have attempted a 3 this season for the Orange, yet only three have made more than five buckets from beyond the arc: sophomore Gabrielle Cooper and redshirt juniors Miranda Drummond and Isis Young. The trio has accounted for 126 of SU’s 204 3-point shots and connected 33 percent of the time.Drummond, who spent two years at St. Bonaventure, took six 3’s her freshman year. In her second season, she lofted 162 of them and made 59, which led the Bonnies in 3-point field goal percentage. The Binghamton native leads the Orange in the same category (35 percent) after sitting a year due to NCAA transfer rules. In the preseason, Drummond said, she would sprint up and down the court and constantly chuck it from deep.“I tried to improve on my ball-handling and my 3-point shot,” Drummond said. “Coach said that’d be something I had to do (this season).”Cooper, SU’s lone returning starter from 2016, ranks second on the team in 3-point shooting percentage (34 percent) and first in attempts (53). After spacing the floor as a complimentary offensive piece a year ago, she’s adjusting to her increased role this year and is on pace for 318 3-point attempts, 33 more than she took in 2016.With Mangakahia dribbling through defenses, freshman forward Digna Strautmane manning the high post and Drummond doing a little bit of everything, Cooper can roam the 3-point line and wait for her chance to catch and shoot.“I just do me and get to open areas,” Cooper said. “… I know my job. I know my role. It doesn’t matter how many shots I miss, (Hillsman) is going to tell me to keep shooting.”Of the three shooters, Young is the only one who doesn’t start. However, the Florida transfer has established herself as the Orange’s first player off the bench. Young is averaging six 3s over 19 minutes and leads all bench players with 9.3 points per game.“We always need that little spark,” Cooper said of Young’s role. “Especially when we start dead, she’ll come in and hit a big shot.”The deep ball has been the difference in half of SU’s wins so far. In the third quarter against UMES, the Orange’s lead ballooned to 10. Of SU’s 16 points in the frame, 12 came from behind the arc.Against Vanderbilt In the Paradise Jam Tournament on Nov. 24, SU erupted for a 31-point third quarter en route to an 84-78 win. Drummond led the charge with 16 points as Syracuse went 6-for-10 from behind the arc. Cooper, Young or Drummond made five of the six 3’s. As SU’s nonconference slate toughens—matchups against Northwestern, Stony Brook and eventually No. 6 Mississippi State loom—it will need to rely on its most-important offensive weapon.“I’m just waiting and hoping for the day when they can start knocking down more shots,” Hillsman said. “I think it’s going to change the whole complexity of the way we play.” Commentslast_img read more

first_imgRed Bull’s Max Verstappen yesterday became the youngest winner in F1 history as Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton and Nico Rosberg crashed out of the Spanish GP.Hamilton and Rosberg came together on lap one as the world champion tried to pass his team-mate, leaving Red Bull and Ferrari to dispute the race.Verstappen, 18, held off Ferrari’s Kimi Raikkonen after team-mate Daniel Ricciardo took a three-stop strategy.He made his two-stop strategy work to seal a thrilling race near Barcelona.It was a stunning end to a remarkable race, which started with the unthinkable.Hamilton, who had taken a superb pole position on Saturday, made a decent start but Rosberg’s was very slightly better and the German was able to draft him down the straight and and pass around the outside into Turn One.A determined Hamilton was much faster through the fast Turn Three, as a result of Rosberg being in the wrong engine mode, and was closing quickly.Hamilton dived for the inside on the exit of the corner as Rosberg came right across the track to defend his position. Hamilton did not lift, went onto the grass and lost control, collecting Rosberg’s car as he spun back on to the track and taking both out.The race stewards looked into the incident after the race, but decided to take no further action.However, the fallout will continue within the Mercedes team.Mercedes non-executive chairman Niki Lauda called the incident “stupid” and blamed Hamilton for being “too aggressive”.But Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff said: “It is a very difficult situation, a very difficult incident to analyse.“It is definitely not clear-cut so I wouldn’t want to blame any of them at that stage.“Lewis had much more speed, Nico closed the door, Lewis was too wide on the inside and lost the car. It is definitely not a 100% pro one and zero the other.”Whatever the rights and wrongs of the incident, the result of it plays into Rosberg’s hands. He retains a 43-point lead over Hamilton but the Briton now has one fewer race – 16 – to close it down.The son of ex-F1 driver Jos, Verstappen – only 18 – had Raikkonen within a second of him for the last 22 laps but did not put a wheel wrong to take his first win on his debut for Red Bull, following his promotion from junior team Toro Rosso before this race.“To win in the first race is such an amazing feeling,” Verstappen said. “My dad helped me a lot to achieve this, this is amazing.”But Ricciardo may feel hard done by after he led the first 28 laps of the race from Verstappen only for Red Bull to pull him in on lap 38 and put him on a three-stop strategy, which was calculated to be the slower one before the race.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgShare StumbleUpon Unibet backs #GoRacingGreen as lead racing charity  July 28, 2020 UK Racing pushes for drastic levy reforms as deep recession looms August 25, 2020 Share Related Articles Submit The Diversity in Racing Steering Group (DiRSG) has launched a new ‘e-learning module’ to improve LGBT+ awareness and inclusivity with UK racing.The digital module has been launched to coincide with the month of PRIDE and has been further sanctioned as one of the mandatory licensing courses at the British Racing School and National Horseracing College. DiRSG has made the module available to all racing stakeholders at no cost via Racing2LearnThe DiRSG was launched at the start of 2020, following research by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) which revealed that many individuals who identified as a sexual minority did not feel comfortable ‘coming out’ at work. The working group seeks to influence social change and promote a diverse and fully inclusive industry, ensuring that racing provides a supportive environment for everyone who identifies as LGBT+ so they feel able to be their true selves without fear of discrimination. David Letts, who is currently studying for a PhD in Diversity and Inclusion within British racing and is a member of the sub-group, said: “It is vital that we, as a sport, recognise and encourage diversity and inclusion at all levels; this education provides the basis for further developing our understanding of LGBT+ issues and their relevance within British horseracing.“It is heartening to see the industry take a proactive approach to work in this area and particularly significant to be launching this e-learning during Pride month.”New BHA Chair Annamarie Phelps, this month spoke to UK racing hierarchy on the importance of diversity and inclusion as key factors in the sport being able to recover its profile.  “I hope it will give everyone in racing the confidence to address questions about how to engage and embrace our current and growing LGBT+ community, and allow everyone in racing to be their true selves whether at work or having a great day out at the races,” Phelps said. Julie Harrington takes the reins as BHA CEO August 11, 2020last_img read more

first_img“So I want to make sure I come back (and) everything is the way it should be and the way I’m used to doing it and the way I’ve been playing so that I can make a difference. Otherwise, it’s a waste.”Hamels on severity of left oblique pic.twitter.com/KXud6Wkxor— Mark Gonzales (@MDGonzales) June 29, 2019Hamels has been the Cubs’ best pitcher this season going 6-3 with a 2.98 ERA in 17 starts.The Cubs, who lead the NL Central by one game over the Brewers heading in to Saturday’s action, recalled two pitchers from Triple-A Iowa on Saturday – right-handers Dillon Maples and Rowan Wick. To make room for a second pitcher, outfielder Carlos Gonzalez was designated for assignment. Hamels threw 22 pitches in the first inning, allowing one run on two hits and a walk before leaving the game after one warmup pitch before the second inning.”It was grabbing again,” Hamels told reporters. “So, I just knew that that’s not always good. You can definitely injure yourself a lot more by trying to play through it.” Related News Hamels, 35, is no stranger to oblique injuries. He was pitching for the Rangers in 2017 when he missed nearly two months with a right oblique strain. He said that experience will help him determine when he returns from his current setback, indicating he came back a week too early in 2017.“I don’t think it’s going to be as bad,” Hamels said Friday, “but I know after experiencing it once and seeing what kind of results I was then continuing to put up, that’s not going to be any sort of good case or scenario to repeat that. MLB wrap: Hapless Orioles destroy Indians 13-0 Craig Kimbrel joins Cubs ahead of Braves series finalecenter_img Cookie Monster crushes ‘Take Me Out to the Ballgame’ at Wrigley Field Cubs left-hander Cole Hamels strained his left oblique in Friday’s start against the Reds and was placed on the 10-day injury list Saturday. The #Cubs today placed LHP Cole Hamels on the 10-day IL with a left oblique strain.RHPs Dillon Maples and Rowan Wick have been recalled from @IowaCubs.OF Carlos González has been designated for assignment. pic.twitter.com/rGik3zHjlg— Chicago Cubs (@Cubs) June 29, 2019The team announced after Friday’s 6-3 loss in Cincinnati that Hamels would have an MRI on Saturday to determine the severity of the injury.last_img read more