Area Basketball Scores.Monday (12-28)Girls Scores.Waldron 57 Oldenburg Academy 43Boys Scores.Edinburgh Tourney.1st Round Scores.Hagerstown 56 Jac-Cen-Del 45Indy Lutheran 55 South Decatur 31Edinburgh 85 Medora 52Indy Manual 77 Trinity Lutheran 602nd Round Scores.Jac-Cen-Del 58 South Decatur 31Trinity Lutheran 56 Medora 40Hagerstown 52 Indy Lutheran 42Indy Manual 89 Edinburgh 63Northeastern Tourney.1st Round Scores.Union County 57 SW Hanover 48Lawrenceburg 48 Monroe Central 25Northeastern 65 New Washington 32Gary 21st Century 71 Triton Central 422nd Round Scores.Monroe Central 59 SW Hanover 50Union County 58 Lawrenceburg 48New Washington 60 Triton Central 52Northeastern 83 Gary 21st Century 78
By Randy Pospishilsports@norfolkdailynews.comNORFOLK, Neb. (Aug. 20) – Competitive races and close finishes were the themes at Off Road Speedway Saturday night.That was the case in three of the four divisions … the exception being Kyle Prauner’s run-away-and-hide ninth win in the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature … with the race of the night coming in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks where Brent Jochum edged Tiffany Bittner at the finish line for his second win of the season.Although Jochum had a front row outside starting position, which allowed him to stay close to leader Cameron Wilkinson, who led 13 of the race’s 15 laps, Bittner had to make her way to the front from seven rows back but did so by the mid-point of the race.It was Bittner, in fact, who took the lead from Wilkinson by moving underneath on the inside of turns three and four entering the final lap, but moments later, coming out of turn two and down the backstretch, Jochum passed on the outside, setting up the nearly side-by-side finish with Jochum’s no. 4J car edging Bittner’s 95.“I got loose up there (high side of the track) a couple times, but I just kept coming back,” Jochum said. “I’ve got to thank the guys who work this track every week; it’s smooth, fast, and you can race everywhere.”“I wasn’t going to change from that high side; it was working, and I was going to finish where I started–and it worked out,” he said.The Mach-1 Sport Compacts also involved a close finish, although it was for second place behind Dustin Jackson, who picked up his fourth win of the season at Off Road Speedway after securing the lead two laps into the 12-lap feature.An inside move entering the backstretch from turn two with two laps left allowed Ramsey Meyer to outrun Shannon Pospisil to the finish line as the pair took second and third place, respectively.A caution with two laps remaining set up a green, white, checkered finish in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature that put pressure on Kyle Wilkinson, bringing the cars of John Hadcock, Ron Pettitt and Doug Adamy onto Wilkinson’s rear bumper for the restart.Wilkinson was able to hold on for his first-ever win at Off Road Speedway, while Adamy used the outside of the track to sprint past both Hadcock down low and Pettitt in the middle of the track for his first top five finish on the Norfolk track.Prauner’s ninth win in the Northern SportMod feature adds to his cushion at the top of the track’s point standings list.Behind Prauner, Matt Haase and Colby Langenberg finished in second and third-place, respectively.
Kyle Lafferty is ready to leave Norwich to stay sharp for Euro 2016. The Irish Football Association wants to use Friday’s friendly against Latvia as a celebration of the qualification that was secured with victory over Greece last month. Given results in the recent campaign, it is a curious statistic that manager Michael O’Neill has yet to win a friendly in 10 attempts. Should he buck that trend, Northern Ireland could see themselves set a new high watermark in the FIFA rankings. “These are exciting times and hopefully Friday will be a sell out and it can be another big night at Windsor,” said Lafferty. “There is no pressure on us in the game but that doesn’t mean we don’t want to win it. We want to go out and put on a show for the fans. “We are now 29th in the rankings and it would be good to keep climbing. We have never been higher than 27 so that would be great for Michael and the boys if we could get higher than that.” He scored in the first of those, a Capital One Cup win over West Brom, but has since been handed just 13 Premier League minutes. The former Rangers striker is desperate to prove himself in the top flight but Neil has consistently been deaf to his claims. “I’m going to have to sit down with the manager in January and have a discussion with him,” said Lafferty. “I know that I will need to play football in the new year and going into the Euros. “It is difficult at my club at present with not playing, but I will keep training and working away in the hope I get my chance. “I’d love to be playing at Norwich but if I have to go out on loan or be sold to play football that might be the way it will be. “For the Euros I want to be in the best shape of my life and need to be playing to do that.” His Carrow Road struggles mean Lafferty appreciates the feelgood factor around Northern Ireland more than most. The Fermanagh forward has been unable to win over Canaries boss Alex Neil despite shooting Northern Ireland to their first major tournament in 30 years. The 28-year-old hit the net seven times in nine matches in his country’s qualifying campaign but has been restricted to just two substitute appearances at club level this season. Press Association
New Delhi: Juventus will meet Manchester United in the UEFA Champions League 2018/19 group stage as Cristiano Ronaldo prepares himself to face his former side in the Group H clash of UCL. The Portuguese skipper joined Italian giants Juventus from Champions League defending champions Real Madrid in the summer transfer window for reported fees of £100 million.Ronaldo has only played against his former side Manchester United only three times since leaving the Red Devils in 2009 and scored in both the legs of the 2013 match-up in the UCL as the Los Blancos defeated the Manchester side 3-2 on aggregate. Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer will also make his return to Spain as Juventus are also scheduled to face La Liga club Valencia. The Spanish giants will also face Swiss champions Young Boys.The Juventus-Manchester United will also mark the return of 2018 World Cup winner Paul Pogba to face his former side after playing for the Turin side from 2012-2016.In other group stage draws, Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool is also set for some tough matches as they got Ligue 1 champions Paris Saint-Germain and Italian giants Napoli.”For sure, when you have already a group with Paris Saint-Germain and Napoli — two absolutely top teams — then you don’t want to have Liverpool as the third team,” Klopp said. “Barcelona’s group also guarantees some tasty fixtures as they were drawn with Inter Milan, Tottenham Hotspur, and Dutch champions PSV Eindhoven.The UEFA Champions League 2018/19 Group stage begins from September 18, with two clubs from each group will advance to the knockout round.The complete groups of UEFA Champions League 2018/19:Group A: Atletico Madrid, Borussia Dortmund, Monaco, Club BruggeGroup B: Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur, PSV Eindhoven, Inter MilanGroup C: Paris Saint-Germain, Napoli, Liverpool, Red Star BelgradeGroup D: Lokomotiv Moscow, Porto, Schalke, GalatasarayGroup E: Bayern Munich, Benfica, Ajax, AEK AthensGroup F: Manchester City, Shakhtar Donetsk, Lyon, HoffenheimGroup G: Real Madrid, Roma, CSKA Moscow, Viktoria PlzenGroup H: Juventus, Manchester United, Valencia, Young BoysAtletico Madrid’s Metropolitano Stadium will host the final on June 1. For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
USC sophomore outfielder Alex Glenn knows all too well what it’s like to fly under the radar.After all, during the first two years of his high school career at Henry County High School, Glenn patrolled the outfield with Jason Heyward, the No. 14 pick of the 2007 MLB draft and the current right fielder for the Atlanta Braves.Needless to say, the two players have taken different paths since their high school days in McDonough, Ga.For Heyward, the path was a rather smooth and painless one.A first-round draft pick, the No. 1 ranked prospect in the Braves organization by Baseball America a year later and then within three years, starting on their opening day roster.For Glenn, although the road to fulfilling his personal dreams was paved with good intentions, the trek is still just beginning.“I look at Jason as a mentor, for what he has been able to do,” Glenn said. “Getting a chance to watch him on the field and off, to see how he carried himself, was very important for me.”Glenn was also drafted, albeit in the 37th round of the 2009 draft by the Florida Marlins.His draft status, however, was in no way indicative of the type of talent he put on display for four seasons at Henry County High School.One look at No. 24 roaming the outfield, running down the baseline or taking a pitch with power the opposite way, it’s not difficult to see that he has all the tools.So why did he plummet down the draft board in 2009?After much deliberation with his family members upon graduation, Glenn decided that unless he was presented with an offer he couldn’t refuse, it was more practical to take the traditional route: testing his skills at the collegiate level while also getting an education.So the big winner in the Alex Glenn sweepstakes was, of course, USC.But after last year’s subpar freshman campaign in a limited role, you would have been hard-pressed to convince the outfielder or former USC coach Chad Kreuter that either had benefited from his measly 14 starts.Although a .193 batting average with 11 hits, 12 RBIs and two stolen bases doesn’t even scratch the surface of Glenn’s potential, a summer of changes — in his own game and in the USC program — have the sophomore all smiles about the Trojans’ 2011 season, which begins Friday night against Missouri.When Frank Cruz was hired on an interim basis to take over the coaching duties for Kreuter, Glenn admits a monkey was essentially lifted off his back.“Last year I was just so worried about not getting cut and then working to get playing time, that at times I stopped being myself out there,” Glenn said. “This year coach Cruz has told me that he wants me to be more aggressive. And I like that, because the one thing I pride myself most on is my speed.”And if there is one glaring issue that has plagued USC throughout its five-year run of futility, it is base running.Last year, the Trojans not only finished last in the Pac-10 with 34 stolen bases, but their top base-stealer, junior first baseman Ricky Oropesa, only swiped seven bags.As a result, Glenn, who has the speed needed to swipe bags on a consistent basis, is looking to help the Trojans improve their non-existent running game.“It’s all about my work ethic and the mental side of the game,” Glenn said. “I need to just take things one game at a time in terms of handling the failure, and just having fun. I need to just enjoy the game.”Although Glenn will add a level of flexibility to Cruz’s lineup card, a lot of the pressure will still fall on the broad shoulders of some of the team’s more seasoned players: Oropesa (.353, 20 HRs and 67 RBIs), junior outfielder Alex Sherrod (.315, six home runs and 28 RBIs) and senior infielder Joe De Pinto (.286, 72 hits and 23 RBIs).All three should allow Glenn the opportunity to flourish in a supporting, under-the-radar-type role — an identity the 19-year-old plans to embrace with open arms.“It’s going to be a lot like it was when I was playing in high school with guys that were going to be drafted or playing at big schools,” Glenn said. “ The other teams don’t know a lot about, so the pressure isn’t on me to be the guy, I just have to go out there and play hard on a nightly basis.”And although the future isn’t as black and white for the USC outfielder as it was for his former high school teammate, something tells me flying under the radar might be just the thing that once again sparks a breakout year not only for Glenn, but for the Trojans as well.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Dave at email@example.com.
The Bora Hansgrohe rider finished 30th on yesterdays 206 kilometre opening stage which was won by Belgian champion Philip Gilbert Irish professional team Aqua Blue Sport are also competing at de Panne with Conor Dunne once again involved in one of early moves yesterday.
Hostilities will begin today as some of the best cricket teams in the South West zone have assembled at the Liberty Stadium Ibadan to battle for honours in the maiden edition of the Jide Bademosi U-19 Cricket tournament.Team Ogun will open their account in the competition with a clash against host Team Oyo in the opening match at Pitch 1, while Lagos will take on Team Osun, the first visiting team to arrive Ibadan.On day two, Team Lagos will square against Team Ogun while the homers, Team Oyo tackle Osun, On day three Lagos comes face to face with host team Oyo in a match that would mean a lot to the two teams. Osun and Ogun would tango in the other match of the day.On Sunday, the first and second placed teams will slug it out in an epic final to decide the winner.Yesterday was arrival and the teams representing Lagos, Ogun, Osun and host Oyo states will be paired in epic matches to determine who wins the tournament which ends on Sunday, April 23.“Competition will begin Thursday,” said tournament co-ordinator, Okon Ukpong yesterday. Organisers have called on cricket lovers in Ibadan to turn up in their thousands and cheer their teams to victory.“We hope to witness stiff competition as all the teams have prepared for this tournament,” said the tournament co-ordinator, Okon Ukpong. He would not point out any team as favourites, insisting that “only the best prepared team can win the tournament.”Sponsored by Energy and Mineral Resources Limited (EMR), the Jide Bademosi U-19 tournament is a 40 over competition which will take a round robin format. The first and second placed teams will play in the final on Sunday.Chairman of Energy and Mineral Resources Limited, sponsors of the tournament, Seye FadhunsShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
West Africa Football Academy traveled to the Accra Sports Stadium and was held to a 1-1 draw by Inter Allies in Game Week 5 of the Ghana Premier LeagueThe home side dominated in the early stages of the game and came close, on several occasions, to taking the lead.Either side could have taken the lead but saw their beautifully placed free kicks parried away by the goalkeepers.WAFA’s Eric Asamany capitalized on an Addo Ernest’s poor clearance and headed the ball over the onrushing goalkeeper of Inter Allies before Richard Acquah’s attempted clearance ended up in his own net.The home side looked a much more determined side in their quest for an equalizer in the second half but the brilliance of the WAFA goalkeeper kept them at bay.Allies eventually found a leveler when captain, Victorien Adebayor finished off a move in the 86th minute of the game.WAFA failed to clear a loose ball in the 18-yard-box before the captain blasted a shot into the net to send the home fans into a frenzy.The away side looked a shadow of themselves as they sat deep in their half and soaked the pressure mounted by Inter Allies.With three minutes added, Inter Allies pushed for the win but the brilliance of Ferdinand Sabi Acquah ensured that WAFA went back to Sogakope with a point.Some images from the game:
The wife of Brazil goalkeeper Julio Cesar was victim of an armed robbery in Fortaleza but played down the incident saying it was nothing more than “a gun pointed at me”.Susana Werner said on Twitter that the robbery happened just before midnight on Wednesday in the city where hosts Brazil beat Mexico 2-0 in soccer’s Confederations Cup.“It was a routine robbery, just like all the ones I’ve heard about,” said Werner. “It was the first time, but I was prepared to not react. The criminals were young and just wanted my belongings. There was no act of aggression, just a gun pointed at me.”Werner said she was driving when she suffered the robbery.“I told them to take everything including the car but they let us go,” she said. “Life goes on. I love Brazil and I have faith.“It could have happened to anyone, there were three of them in the middle of the street, waiting for the first car which passed. I won the prize.” Crime is a major worry in Brazil, which will host the World Cup next year.Car drivers are often held up at gunpoint when they are stuck in traffic and often prefer to run red lights at night rather than take the risk of being held up.Violent crime also happens on buses, where gangs of armed criminals board the vehicle and demand valuables from the passengers.Other forms of crime include so-called “express kidnappings” where the victim is put in a car, driven to cash points and forced at gun or knife point to withdraw as much money as possible.
France saw Jefferson Poirot and Wenceslas Lauret hurt in its loss to Ireland.La Rochelle prop Dany Priso and Montpellier back-row Kelian Galletier have taken their places in the squad for a final-round meeting with Italy.#XVdeFrance : Après #IRLFRA, @Jeff_Poirot (@UBBrugby) et @lauretwenceslas (@racing92) sont blessés et forfaits pour #ITAFRA. Ils sont remplacés par @Danypriso (@staderochelais) et @Kel_Galletier (@MHR_officiel) qui rejoindront le groupe à Dublin dans la soirée. #NeFaisonsXV pic.twitter.com/5635kGvuQl— Fédération Française de Rugby (@FFRugby) March 11, 2019 Scotland and France have each called two players into their squads for the final weekend of the Six Nations, after suffering injury setbacks in their respective fourth matches.Gregor Townsend’s Scots were hampered by a host of injuries in an 18-11 defeat to Wales on Saturday, with their starting back three of Blair Kinghorn, Tommy Seymour and Darcy Graham all forced off in a bruising contest. Kinghorn (ankle) and Seymour (rib) have now been ruled out of their side’s clash with England at Twickenham, along with fellow back Stuart Hogg, who remains unavailable due to the shoulder injury he sustained against Ireland last month.As a result, Ruaridh Jackson and the uncapped Kyle Steyn, both of Glasgow Warriors, have been added to the Scotland squad, while center James Johnstone and forwards Luke Crosbie, Adam Ashe and Tim Swinson have all been released back to their clubs.