By Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (May 7) – Chad Holladay scored his second consecutive iWireless IMCA Late Model feature win in a caution-free 25-lap main event Saturday at West Liberty Raceway.Veteran Ron Boyse led the first few circuits before Holladay made his move into the lead using the high line off turn four. Boyse ran a very strong second, crossing under the checkers ahead of Nick Marolf.The Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds saw Chris Zogg work his way to the front from a fourth row start, setting up a battle for the lead with Andrew Schroeder. The two frontrunners swapped the lead several times using the slide jobs to perfection.Zogg was able to secure the lead for good on lap 15 en route to the 20-lap win. Schroeder ran second ahead of Jerry Luloff.The Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMods saw great racing for the lead between eventual winner Logan Anderson and Cody Harris. Anderson took the lead coming to the white flag and held off Harris for a car length win. Colton Livesy came across the finish line in third.David Brandies broke out of a pack early on in the 15 lap Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car main and went on to win the caution-free main event. Johnny Spaw battled his way to the front and settled for second ahead of Greg Gill.The US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Compact feature win went to Cody VanDusen, who was able to hold off Jacob Smith at the finish of the 10 lap main event.Racing will continue on Saturday, May 14th with the Lil’ Racer Car Club holding its annual world’s largest candy scramble. The club will be out to break the 2015 record of 714 pounds of candy.
Dunn told Press Association Sport: “There is no doubting the incredible talent of Luis Suarez, and I think at one point a lot of our members believed that his behaviour was improving, and for that reason, several seemed prepared to vote for him. However, the biting incident changed all of that. “In the end nearly every writer apart from two found it impossible to give our award to someone who had just been banned for 10 games by the Football Association for biting an opponent. “Some people have the view that the receipt of a prestigious award can have redemptive powers, that it can make players realise they have responsibilities – clearly the two who voted for Suarez must think along those lines.” Bale’s 24 goals in all competitions helped take Andre Villas-Boas’ men into the quarter-finals of the Europa League and kept them in the race to secure a return to the Champions League via a top-four finish in the Barclays Premier League. Dunn added: “The Bale debate about diving is a valid one, and of course we as football writers are not moral guardians. The issue of simulation has not been overlooked by our members – it is clear the majority believe Gareth is either more sinned against than sinner or that he has taken steps to address the issue himself, or both.” Bale added: “It is a huge honour to receive the Footballer of the Year award from the Football Writers’ Association. It means a lot to win this award when you consider the number of players that have been outstanding for their clubs in the Barclays Premier League this season. “I have been very fortunate to be playing in such a fantastic team and I owe a lot to my team-mates and, obviously, the manager who has shown such faith in me. This award has been won in the past by some of the greatest names in football and I consider it a privilege that the FWA has selected me to be named alongside them.” Tottenham winger Gareth Bale landed the award, topping the poll of journalists with 53% to claim a narrow victory over Manchester United forward Robin van Persie, who was last year’s recipient when at Arsenal. Suarez had also made the PFA shortlist but failed to figure in the top three, with Chelsea midfielder Juan Mata third. FWA chairman Andy Dunn, chief sports writer for the Sunday Mirror, revealed any realistic chance of that happening disappeared when he bit Chelsea’s Branislav Ivanovic. Luis Suarez’s 10-match ban for biting cost him a chance of becoming the Football Writers’ Association’s Footballer of the Year. Press Association
London: The English and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has decided to postpone England’s tour of Sri Lanka in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak.“Due to the Covid-19 pandemic worsening globally, and after discussions with Sri Lanka Cricket, we have today made the decision to return our players to the UK and postpone the forthcoming Test series between Sri Lanka and England. “At this time, the physical and mental wellbeing of our players and support teams is paramount. We will now look to bring them home to their families as soon as possible. These are completely unprecedented times, and decisions like this go beyond cricket. England was playing Sri Lanka President’s XI in a 4-day match at the P. Sara Oval in Colombo when the decision was made. IANSAlso Read: Australia women’s upcoming tour to South Africa postponedAlso watch: Senior Journalist Ajit Kumar Bhuyan files nomination papers for Rajya Sabha elections
FLORIDA: UFC has withdrawn about from Saturday’s card in Jacksonville after middleweight Jacare Souza and two of his cornermen tested positive for the coronavirus, the mixed martial arts promotion said.Brazilian-born Souza was supposed to fight American Uriah Hall at UFC 249, which was originally scheduled for April 18 in New York but postponed because of the coronavirus outbreak. “UFC’s medical team examined Souza and his two cornermen and found them to be currently asymptomatic, or not exhibiting the common symptoms of COVID-19,” UFC said in a statement. “All three men have left the host hotel and will be self-isolating off premises, where UFC’s medical team will monitor their conditions remotely and will provide assistance with any necessary treatment.” AgenciesAlso Read: None more unbeatable than Novak Djokovic at his best: Todd Martin
… Tournament concludes todayTHE International Karate Diagaku’s Caribbean Cup got going yesterday at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall (CASH), thrilling the hundreds who attended.The two-day event which wraps up today in Georgetown will see over 200 athletes from Antigua, Barbados, Grenada, Jamaica, St Vincent and the Grenadines, St Lucia, Suriname, Trinidad and Venezuela.The youngsters were not left out of the action. (Adrian Narine photos)Vice-Chairman/Vice-Chief Instructor of the Guyana Karate College, Sensei Jeffrey Wong contended that as a host, Guyana is ready for the event.Of those 200, 107 are Guyanese athletes, combined from the KFC and ASKG colleges.In unofficial results seen by Chronicle Sport, there was a gold medal for Guyana in the 17-19 female GKC in the kata and silver in the Bunkai.There were also gold medals in the seniors’ Over-50 for both kata and bunkai and gold for Guyana’s Aliyah Wong in the individual kataAdmission to the event is $500 and today’s event begins at 09:00hrs.
The Wisconsin Badgers (11-1-0, 5-1-0 WCHA) swept an away series this weekend against the Minnesota State Mavericks (4-5-1, 2-5-1 WCHA) which put Wisconsin’s defensive abilities in the spotlight. Unlike much of the season up to this point, the Badgers did not rely strictly on outscoring their opponents in order to achieve a sweep.Holding the Mavericks to just one goal over the entire weekend, the Badger’s defense put on its best performance in a series up to this point in the season. Prior to this set of games, Wisconsin had allowed a minimum of two goals combined over each two-game series they played.But in these instances in which the Badgers allowed a total of two goals for the weekend, they outscored their opponents by a larger margin than they did the Mavericks. For example, in their first series of the year, the Badgers allowed two cumulative goals to the Lindenwood Lions but managed to score an astounding nine goals in just two games to sweep the series.Women’s hockey: No. 1 Badgers rebound against No. 3 Gophers following disappointing loss in openerAfter Saturday’s neck-and-neck 1–0 loss for the No. 1 Badgers, Sunday’s edition of the Border Battle rivalry proved to be Read…Undoubtedly, in these past dominating performances, the Badgers had the ability to allow more goals to their opponent and still come away with a victory due to their high-powered offense. This was not the case against the Mavericks.Winning Friday’s game 2–1 and Saturday’s 2–0, the Badgers failed to outscore the Mavericks in as impressive a fashion as they have for much of this season. In fact, the only instance prior to this weekend’s series that the Badgers were held to less than three goals in a game was their 0–1 loss to Minnesota.Goaltender Kristen Campbell was the driving force behind the Badger’s necessary defensive effort throughout this past series, as she managed to save all but one of the 32 shots that were thrown her way by the Mavericks. This save percentage of nearly 97 percent was the highest recorded by any NCAA goalie over the weekend, and Campbell’s performance was impressive enough to earn her WCHA goaltender of the week.Women’s hockey: No. 3 University of Minnesota serves Badgers their first loss of seasonThe No. 1 ranked Badgers (8-1-0, 4-1-0 WCHA) faced off against the No. 3 Minnesota Golden Gophers (8-1-1, 5-1-1 WCHA) Read…Also putting on a strong performance for the Badgers during their sweep of Minnesota State was Mekenzie Steffen. Steffen managed to tally an assist on three of the four goals scored during the weekend. Ironically enough, this offensive clinic earned her WCHA defenseman of the week.With an uncharacteristically low-scoring yet successful weekend against the Mavericks, the Badgers maintained their No.1 ranking in the NCAA. Despite this, the Badgers remain tied for second in WCHA season standings with Ohio State. Fortunately, Wisconsin will have a chance to improve their clout within the WCHA as they take on Bemidji State at LaBahn Arena this weekend.
Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica music compilation is now #1Tropical House Cruises to Jamaica has now taken the number one spot on the Billboard Reggae Charts this week, sending Hollie Cook and Vessel of Love plummeting to number 4. The album includes performances from a number of top artists, including Ed Sheeran, Sean Paul and Damian and Stephen Marley. The 15-track album, digitally released by Contractor Music Group, based in Ocho Rios, Jamaica and was distributed by Atlanta-based Amada Records under the EAE Management Group.In the number two spot for another week is Damian Marley’s ‘Stoney Hill’ while taking the number three spot this week, up from five last week, is ‘Marching Orders’ by The Green.Watch out for Sikka RymesIs Sikka Rymes the next dancehall singer to watch? If you trust incarcerated deejay Vybz Kartel’s judgment, then he is. Rymes was labeled as one to watch on a Kartel Instagram post last week. In an interview with The STAR, Rymes says he has been ready to take the music industry by storm for quite some time, but expressed that after the endorsement from the ‘Worl’ Boss’ himself, he will be kicking things up a notch. “My style as an artiste is different and that’s why the Teacha say wah him say. I’m coming to bring a new thing to dancehall, a new flavor from a new face,” he was quoted as saying. Sikka Rymes is the cousin of former Gaza member Shawn Storm, who was introduced to Kartel while he was still attending school in Portmore. His songs include “Love Di People” and “Dollaz.”
Floyd Mayweather has revealed that he is no longer interested in a rematch against Manny Pacquiao, describing the Filipino boxer as a ‘sore loser’ and a ‘coward’ for blaming a shoulder injury for his defeat against the American in the ‘fight of the century’ bout at the weekend.Mayweather extended his unbeaten record to 48-0 with a unanimous-decision win over the Filipino politician-turned boxer in Las Vegas.The Filipino had claimed the fight was hampered by his injury and subsequently underwent corrective surgery to fix his torn rotator cuff sustained months before the high-octane fight.Replying to the Filipino’s claims, Mayweather said that his rival was making excuses and was not going to buy into his injury claims. He claimed that Pacquiao was throwing his both hands fast and strong, insisting that he has changed his mind for a possible rematch, Stuff.co.nz reported.Mayweather further said he is not interested in a rematch at this particular time, adding that the Filipino was a sore loser and a coward.He said that he lost a lot of respect for Pacquiao after all of this as the loser should accept the loss and should have said ‘Mayweather, you were the better fighter’.
WEEK 11 NON-PPR RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Wide receiver | Tight end | D/ST | KickerWhen will A.J. Green be back?Bengals coach Zac Taylor told reporters after Sunday’s game that Green is “day to day” after his ankle experienced swelling last week. Cincinnati has not considered a shutdown for its star receiver, Taylor said. Green’s injury should’ve kept him out no later than Week 4 based on the timelines that were given in the preseason when he was hurt, so this isn’t really a predictable situation going forward. If you’ve held Green this long, what’s a few more weeks? With Tyler Boyd potentially dinged up, as well, Auden Tate (who played every Bengals’ snap Sunday) should be picked up in the majority of leagues.MORE: Top Week 11 Waiver PickupsWill Adam Thielen play Week 11?Thielen (hamstring) was ruled out for Sunday Night Football on Friday, so he apparently wasn’t yet ready to push it to a game-time decision. Thielen didn’t practice at all last week. Minnesota hosts Denver at 1 p.m. ET Sunday.With Thielen out, Kyle Rudolph caught two touchdowns on Sunday night and remains productive in games the star wideout misses. If Thielen remains out in Week 11, Stefon Diggs should see a heavy dose of stud cornerback Chris Harris, although you probably can’t sit Diggs with the volume coming his way. The Vikings have a bye in Week 12, so Minnesota might be more likely to keep Thielen out one more week. WEEK 11 PPR RANKINGS: Running back | Wide receiver | Tight endWill Fuller V injury updateTexans coach Bill O’Brien told reporters Monday that Fuller (hamstring) has returned to Texans practice. He hadn’t been on the practice field since leaving Week 7 with a hamstring injury. The early return to the field bodes well for his chances of playing Sunday in Baltimore.Fuller’s return would knock Kenny Stills into a tertiary role in the Texans’ offense, while making Keke Coutee and DeAndre Carter effectively irrelevant. If anyone dropped Fuller in your league because of his injury, put in a claim for him on waivers.MORE WEEK 11:Waiver wire | FAAB planner | Trade values | Snap counts | Fantasy playoff SOSIs T.Y. Hilton playing Week 11?Colts coach Frank Reich told reporters that Hilton’s calf injury is still being taken care of day by day. Hilton has yet to return to practice, which would be the first step to him getting back to game action.Zach Pascal will remain the No. 1 WR for Indy as long as Hilton is out, which would mean a date with Jags’ cornerback A.J. Bouye on Sunday. The No. 2 WR in Week 10 was surprisingly Marcus Johnson and not Chester Rogers. If Jacoby Brissett is back, you can count on Pascal and the tight ends (Eric Ebron and Jack Doyle) for some production Sunday. Five wide receivers who’ve missed multiple weeks are starting to nag fantasy football owners heading into Week 11. A.J. Green, Adam Thielen, Will Fuller V, T.Y. Hilton, and Brandin Cooks are all dealing with injuries that could keep them out again this week, too. It looks like Fuller will probably make it back, while the other four are much bigger question marks. The Week 11 fantasy WR rankings and waiver wire pickups are impacted by the injury updates on these five players, so let’s get to them.For injury updates on Matthew Stafford and Jacoby Brissett, click here; for the latest on James Conner and Matt Breida, go here; for more updates on injured WRs Tyler Lockett and Emmanuel Sanders, click here; Follow us at @SN_Fantasy for more news and updates. WEEK 11 DFS LINEUPS:Y! cash | Y! GPP | DK cash | DK GPP | FD cash | FD GPPBrandin Cooks concussion newsCooks (concussion) was cleared to practice on a limited basis at the end of last week, although he was eventually ruled out for Sunday. He’s already been ruled out for Sunday night’s Week 11 game against the Bears, too.Gerald Everett was the biggest beneficiary of Cooks’ absence, soaking up 12 targets in Week 10. Josh Reynolds will remain active as the third L.A. WR for as long as Cooks is out, a role that can have some hit-or-miss fantasy value.
A war is raging in the battle for Broward’s next sheriff between the incumbent (elected twice) Scott Israel, and his replacement Gregory Tony.Tony was appointed to his post by Gov. Ron DeSantis when Israel was removed after the Parkland massacre. Governor DeSantis made good on a campaign promise to oust Israel and did so shortly after taking office in 2018.Now, it’s up to the voters in Broward County to decide who should be their sheriff. Will the select Scott Israel, whom they elected twice before, or will they vote for the new sheriff who has a sterling resume?The only detractor for Tony is an omission on his job application…and it was a pretty big one.Fourteen months after being appointed as Broward Sheriff, a routine police form he filled out earlier this year came to light, on which he denied ever having a criminal record sealed or expunged. Tony shot and killed a man when he was just 14. The case was eventually ruled self-defense in the juvenile court system, where records are kept private.Tony’s opponents in the election for Broward Sheriff later this year say this needs to be held against him.Meanwhile, Israel is still dealing with the fallout from his handling of two mass shootings. Many believe his department mishandled both the shooting at Fort Lauderdale Hollywood International Airport’s baggage claim in 2017 and at Marjorie Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland in 2018.The former sheriff spoke with 850 WFTL on what he would do differently if Broward voters gave him another chance. He addresses how he would sew racial unity within the department and reform policing especially when force is required. Choke holds have been banned in the department from before Israel became sheriff in 2012.Israel says if he is re-elected he plans to: keep young kids out of jail, change stand your ground, help convicted felons who have paid their debt to society re-enter Broward County through the homeless initiative. Israel also says he will do all he can to eliminate bad behavior from the Broward Sheriff’s Office.Israel and Tony are both running as democrats, so voters will decide between them in the state’s August 18th primary.Listen to full interview with former Broward Sheriff Scott Israel here.https://www.850wftl.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/06/Scott-Israel-re-election-bid.mp3