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VINTON, Iowa – Opening night events are this weekend for the 2016 IMCA Late Model point season.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Allstar Performance State and local track points will be awarded from Friday, April 22 through Sunday, Aug. 28.Regular Friday night shows will be held at Davenport Speedway, Farley Speedway and the Iowa State Fairgrounds Speedway in Des Moines.Saturday sanctions are Hamilton County Speedway in Webster City, Independence Motor Speedway, Maquoketa Speedway, Shelby County Speedway in Harlan and West Liberty Raceway.Dubuque Speedway and Quad City Speedway in East Moline feature the Late Models on Sunday race programs.Six Friday events are on the schedule at Marshalltown Speedway. Late Models make five Sunday visits to Benton County Speedway in Vinton and another – on July 3 – to Stuart Speedway.
Willie McCreery is optimistic Colour Blue can further showcase her consistent streak when she runs in the Listed Vincent O’Brien Ruby Stakes at Killarney on Wednesday. The three-year-old filly was beaten a length into third by Dalkova in a Listed contest at the Galway Festival and was a course and distance winner in May. McCreery said: “She’s a tough little one who does nothing at home. She doesn’t need to, though, as she’s very clear-winded. She ran a blinder in Galway and hopefully it will be nice ground and that will suit her. She has freshened up since Galway.” Press Association O’Brien’s son Donnacha gets the leg-up on Illusive in the Cliffords Groundcare Limited Handicap. The young jockey claims 10lb and b linkers are applied on the colt’s first step into a handicap, but he will have plenty of backers after winning his maiden at Leopardstown. Recent winners Miller Beach and Amazing Star will look to make things difficult for the forecast favourite. Tony Martin sends Anner Queen into action for the Diarmuid Cronin Electrical Handicap and the four-year-old filly could be competitive off a mark of 49. Her third place in Down Royal caught the eye before she was heavily backed but withdrawn at Tipperary. She then finished down the field at the Curragh, but that came on soft ground. Bolger, Weld and O’Brien have a strong hand in the Bet Online At thetote.com Handicap with Solar Focus, Pirate Cove and Bazaar respectively. Ridestan for Denis Hogan, though, has been in terrific form over the summer bagging three wins, including one over course and distance. Red Rocks Point looks to make the most of his superior rating when he faces four rivals in the Ladbrokes Race over a mile and three furlongs. Cosmic Cannonball is the danger. The trainer added: “My concern is that she is drawn nine of 10 and it will be hard to be prominent. I don’t want to burn up too much horse. She won over course and distance and zipped round the corners well from the front. She has been very consistent. Her only bad run came in Killarney and I wouldn’t want her doing that again.” Mick Halford’s Mizzava is the highest-rated horse in the field. She was last seen finishing mid-division in a Group Three at the Curragh in May on soft to heavy ground. Halford said: “She hasn’t been out since May as she had a little issue, but that’s sorted and she is in good form and fit and well. The good ground isn’t a concern as she has form on fast ground in the Irish 1,000 Guineas and at Royal Ascot. If she runs up to her rating she should go well.” Dermot Weld’s Brooch raised many an eyebrow in Galway with the manner of her nine-and-a-half-length maiden victory and is pitched into this company on just her second start. Jim Bolger runs Flight Risk, who is also lightly raced. He was fourth in the Group Three Phoenix Sprint Stakes on August 10 on his second racecourse appearance. Aidan O’Brien has won four of the last five renewals of this race and he relies upon Sparrow, who was unplaced in her last three runs which came at Listed level. Michael Hussey takes the ride. Elsewhere on day one of the August Festival, Postulation aims to get Weld off the mark in the opening Irish Stallion Farms EBF (C&G) Maiden for two-year-olds. There should be more to come after his second place at the Galway Festival. He has an interesting background being by North American champion juvenile sire of 2012 Harlan’s Holiday. Hannah’s Magic, Duchess Andorra and Henson are separated by 3lb on official ratings and clash in the Mosscontrol.ie Apprentice Maiden. They have a string of placed efforts to their name, but perhaps this will be the day Henson gets a victory. He was squeezed for room when finishing second at Galway.
The member of the Taekwondo club Novi Grad, Armin Gredić won the bronze medal at the European Championship for clubs, which is being held in Athens from the 9th till the 13th of January.Gredić won the bronze medal in the category of seniors, up to 80 kg. In the semi-finals, he was defeated by the representative of Turkey with the result of 1:7.
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A 12-year-old golfer – who hit her first ball as a three-year-old – is now preparing for a round of a lifetime with a European Tour star, after beating thousands of amateur golfers across England to win the Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy.Isabelle Badger, from Halesowen Golf Club, won the final of the competition, run by England Golf, at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, following a number of qualification stages.She joined Spencer Burlingham from Essex and Martin Derrick from Sussex in the triumphant team, and they now go on to play in the pro-am of the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath on 10 October.The youngster was meant to be back in the classroom at Pedmore High School, Stourbridge, for the first day of the new term, but was given special dispensation to play in the final of the Chase Your Dream Trophy. After putting on an exhibition of chipping and putting, she now has a huge trophy to take back to the next school assembly.The 13 handicapper, said: “It feels amazing! My own dream is to become a professional golfer one day. I have lots of heroes in golf, so I can’t wait to meet some of them at the British Masters.“It was meant to be my first day back at school, so I can’t wait to tell my teachers and friends that I won!”Martin Derrick, aged 59, from Dyke Golf Club, near Brighton, put his 17 shots to good use. He looked back at the 17th hole as a turning point after he birdied it and the team’s professional, Robin Sciot-Siegrist of France, eagled it.“I did think that we would post a competitive score when that happened,” he said. “That was eight points from one hole and with Isabelle chipping and putting so beautifully, we were always going to have a chance. I just can’t believe we’ve won it. Never mind chasing your dreams – I couldn’t get a wink of sleep the night before the round, but it was all worth it in the end.”Spencer Burlingham, aged 34, ranks the success as the best of his life, having only picked up a set of clubs eight years ago.The three-handicapper from Saffron Walden Golf Club said: “I am still speechless. It just seemed to be our time. I wasn’t even going to enter the tournament, but saw an email about it a long time ago and put my name down. It has been a long journey ever since, but such an enjoyable one.“There was a great dynamic in our team and little Isabelle was an inspiration. To show such a calm head and maturity at such a young age was brilliant to see.”The Bridgestone Chase Your Dream Trophy, run in partnership with England Golf, was open to winners of 2017 club competitions and concluded at the pro-am of the Bridgestone Challenge at Luton Hoo, where the top nine men and female golfers overall converged to play in a mixed team format.The trio can now look forward to a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity playing with a household name professional at the Sky Sports British Masters at Walton Heath in October.Now in its second year, the Chase Your Dream Trophy has continued to capture the imaginations of thousands of amateur golfers in clubs affiliated to England Golf, just as it did in its inaugural year 12 months ago.Bridgestone’s Consumer Sales & Marketing Director, Farrell Dolan said: “Isabelle, Spencer and Martin should feel so proud of their achievement. They have prevailed over thousands of amateurs and their journey to this point has been a long one. They have had to overcome their own hurdles during a number of rounds no doubt, but to see them lifting the silverware at the end of it all was a great sight.“We now wish them all the best at the British Masters at Walton Heath, where a round of golf with one of the stars of the European Tour now awaits.”The Chase Your Dream Trophy is named after Bridgestone’s ‘Chase Your Dream No Matter What’ concept, which underpins its Worldwide Olympic partner status and aims to encourage people of all ages, abilities and passions to find the strength to chase their dreams and overcome the obstacles they face on life’s journey. 7 Sep 2018 Golfing trio to realise dreams with Bridgestone at British Masters Tags: Bridgestone, Chase Your Dream, Isabelle Badger
Recently-appointed captain of the Leeward Islands Hurricanes, Jamaican-born Nkrumah Bonner, said he was surprised at being handed the position, however, now that he is in the post, he will give it his best shot. “I wasn’t really expecting it,” stated Bonner, who is currently in St Kitts preparing with the eastern Caribbean outfit for the second half of the WICB First-Class Tournament. “Since joining the Leewards, earlier this season, I believe I have been doing reasonably well, particularly with the bat. “I have also been active in the field, and making suggestions so on, and I guess they were of the opinion that I was having a good influence on the team “I was approached and asked if I would like to take charge, and after thinking about it I agreed to accept it,” added the West Indies representative. A former Jamaica Under-15 vice-captain, it will be the first time the 26-year-old Bonner will be leading a team at the regional level. He has, however, led teams at the club level in Jamaica performing similar duties even up until recently with St Catherine Cricket Association in the two-day Senior Cup. “I am prepared mentally for the challenge, and is expecting good things,” Bonner highlighted. “I tend to say things as I see it, and I guess people respect me for that. This, I believe, is a good starting point, and is something I hope to build on.” Bonner, who has represented the West Indies in two Twenty20 Internationals, has also expressed pleasure in the confidence placed in him by team officials. “The coach (Reginald Benjamin) and manager (Hugh Gore), who is a no-nonsense guy, recommended me, so from that point of view, it’s good to know they have the confidence in me,” he said. Looking at the on-going four-day tournament, Bonner, who is the Leewards’ leading runs scorer, said he believes the team can improve their fortunes. The Leewards have lost all of their five matches to date, and are currently at the bottom of the six-team standings. “I am expecting us to do a lot better in the second half of the season,” he explained. “We will be looking to win, but even if we don’t, I would love to see our batting, bowling and fielding performances improve overall.” The Hurricanes are scheduled to play third-place Jamaica Scorpions in their next encounter in Antigua, commencing on Thursday.
Los Angeles, Jan 10 (PTI) The third season of actor Priyanka Chopras TV show “Quantico” is all set to air on April 26.The 35-year-old actor will reprise her role as FBI agent Alex Parrish in the new installment of the ABC series.Priyanka took to Twitter to announce the news.”And shes back… Cant wait to share this with you! #April26 #QuanticoSeason3 #TheReturnOfAlexParrish,” the actor wrote.She also shared her first look from the action-drama in monochrome, sporting a beachy hairdo and shades.Besides “Quantico”, Priyanka has Hollywood projects such as “A Kid Like Jake” and “Isnt It Romantic” in her kitty. PTI RDS RDS
Wolves set for Abraham deal – but Chelsea won’t consider immediate saleby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveWolves are confident of closing a deal for Tammy Abraham – however Chelsea insist they do not want to lose the striker permanently.The Daily Mail says Abraham, currently on-loan at Aston Villa, is keen to play in the Premier League and Wolves want competition for Raul Jimenez. Chelsea, who have until January 14 to trigger his recall, are reluctant to agree to a sale now despite Wolves intimating they would be willing to offer around £18m.The Stamford Bridge club will wait to see how he performs.They are aware and know that his value could increase significantly by the summer if he does well. TagsTransfersLoan MarketAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say
Allardyce responds to Everton boss Silva swipe: It wasn’t personal!by Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveFormer Everton boss Sam Allardyce has responded to a swipe from Blues manager Marco Silva.Allardyce urged Silva to sway from his ‘attractive’ style of football after the Toffees suffered defeats to Brighton, Tottenham and Leicester over the festive period, prompting a backlash from his Goodison Park successor in a press conference.“I don’t expect him to listen to me!” Allardyce told talkSPORT.“I was generalising about Everton overall, I wasn’t having a pop at Marco Silva.“I was saying that in the end, look at the previous four managers of Everton, including myself – all of them have been dismissed for one reason or another.“Marco Silva hasn’t yet, but pressure on him will depend on where they are in the league and winning football matches.“The press man who asked the question probably didn’t put it how I said it in that interview.”Allardyce also remarked: “I think you play out from the back when it suits you, and if you doesn’t suit you, you don’t play out from the back.“Everton is the only place where results haven’t given me time to go and do a better job than I did last season.“At the end of the day, it wasn’t my team. I inherited that team.“I was doing the best I could with the tools I had available. Moving on from there, they’ve spent a lot of money again, and where will they end up this season? That’s building expectation by the amount of money they spent.“I think there’s only four players that played when I was there, all the others are new players that were brought in this season.“The players themselves have got to find out about each other as they play every week and maybe that’s why they aren’t getting the results that the Everton fans would expect.” About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say