College Football–Week 1

first_imgAfter one week of college football, it looks like very little has changed from last year.  Some people thought Louisville might challenge Alabama, but that obviously didn’t happen.  Alabama dominated the Cardinals 54-14.  Clemson and Ohio State just re-loaded and both had huge wins.  I know Urban Meyer is doing more coaching than what the papers have to say, but his suspension sure didn’t slow the Buckeyes down.Closer to home the UC Bearcats might have pulled off the biggest upset of the weekend against UCLA.  Luke Fickell, UC’s head coach, promised a much more competitive team this year.  However, few experts predicted they would travel to the west coast and beat UCLA.  Even though UC was not at full strength, they had more than enough to beat the Bruins.I know it was just one week, but the 2018 season is off to a great start.  We are a long way from the national championship, but as I said earlier, I don’t see a lot of new teams cracking the elite group that has dominated the National Championship so far.last_img read more

Newcastle linked with Real Betis star Nabil Fekir

first_img Promoted ContentThe Models Of Paintings Whom The Artists Were Madly In Love WithTop 10 Enemies Turned Friends In TV2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year10 Awesome 2019 Movies You Probably MissedEd Sheeran’s 8 Best Collaborations10 Absolutely Unique Facts About Kanye7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The WorldYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of AnimeWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Lil Nas X’s Hit Song Is Becoming The Longest #1 Song Ever8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthWhy Go Veg? 7 Reasons To Do This Marca cite a report in Foot Mercato that Fekir is one of three primed targets for the club who are set for a takeover, with Napoli defender Kalidou Koulibaly and Paris Saint-Germain striker Edinson Cavani. Real Betis playmaker Nabil Fekir has reportedly emerged as a transfer target for Newcastle United this summer.Advertisement Loading… Last week, Diario AS reported that Arsenal and Milan had both made an initial enquiry for the playmaker but had been quoted at €50m.Fekir has been linked with a summer exit from the Seville-based club while his former club Olympique Lyonnais are entitled to 20% of any sale, hence why Betis are demanding such a figure.The 26-year-old has netted seven goals and provided three assists in his 23 matches for Betis since his landmark summer switch from French club Olympique Lyonnais.Indeed, that signing was viewed as a significant coup for Los Verdiblancos and it has been widely reported that another club could swoop this coming summer.Last month, El Desmarque cited a report in the Daily Star that the Gunners even held discussions with him last summer before he left Lyon but was already set on a move to Seville.Dani Ceballos is approaching the end of his season-long loan deal in North London from Real Madrid and there have even been suggestions he could return to Betis this summer.It follows a similar report in that Real Madrid are interested after he played a starring role in the most recent La Liga match – a 2-1 win for Betis at home to Los Blancos.Read Also: No dates set for return of Spanish footballMeanwhile, a report five weeks ago in Diario AS claimed that Milan also held an interest in the France international but their €40m valuation of the player was unlikely to be enough.Los Verdiblancos are likely to miss out on European football this season and will therefore need to sell star players – Giovani Lo Celso, Pau Lopez and Junior Firpo were among those to depart last summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Man Utd target at the centre of three-way transfer battle

first_imgAjax star, Donny van de Beek, is a target for three of Europe’s giants with the Dutch side ready to listen to offers. The versatile midfielder was one of the standouts last term as Ajax reached the last four of the Champions League. But their success has led to an exodus of their star players and Van de Beek could be next out of the door due to interest from Manchester United, Real Madrid and Juventus. Mundo Deportivo understands that the aforementioned trio are the only clubs with a chance of landing the 23-year-old. Madrid have agreed a pre-contract agreement with the Dutchman according to reports but United could yet hijack the deal. The success of Bruno Fernandes has seen the Red Devils consider foreign imports having initially made adding homegrown talent a priority under Ole Gunnar Solskjaer. But Juventus are ready to make it a three-way tussle and had dealings with Ajax last summer when they signed Matthijs de Ligt for £65m. Van de Beek’s value will no doubt increase if all three clubs make moves for him. His current deal in Amsterdam runs out in 2022. Should he depart this summer he will join De Ligt, Frenkie De Jong, Kasper Dolberg and Hakim Ziyech as players who have headed for pastures new in the last 12 months. Those departures have earned Ajax almost £200m though. Van de Beek has again been a leading light for the Dutch side this season with 10 goals and 11 assists in his 37 appearances. read also:Man Utd manager compiles 14-name transfer list But the Eredivisie was declared void last week with Ajax sitting top on goal difference. It means their 3-1 win at Heerenveen in March could prove to be Van de Beek’s last outing for the Dutch side. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More7 Non-Obvious Things That Damage Your PhoneThe Best Cars Of All TimeDid You Know There’s A Black Hole In The Milky Way?8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become Iconic7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseRobert Pattinson Showed The GQ Magazine What Quarantining Meanslast_img read more

Mitchell named Monaco sports director

first_img Loading… read also:ANOC confirms Oct 2021 for General Assembly in Seoul Mitchell said, “I look forward to joining AS Monaco. I would like to thank Mr. Oleg Petrov and the Club for their trust. I would also like to thank Red Bull for the years I spent with them. “I am eager to take on my role, meet the teams and start working together to develop the project and establish a sustainable philosophy for the club.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Former Tottenham and Southampton football chief, Paul Mitchell, has been appointed sports director of AS Monaco.center_img Under the direction of vice-president Oleg Petrov, Mitchell will work for Monaco, from the Academy to the professional roster and partners Cercle Bruges. Mitchell arrives alongside Laurence Stewart, who joins the club as Head of Recruitment and Sports Development. After experiences in Manchester City, Everton and within the English Federation, Stewart worked with Mitchell at Red Bull as Global Scouting Manager.Advertisementlast_img read more

Premier League club table bid for Barcelona defender Pique

first_imgRead Also: JUST-IN: Bayern thrash Lyon 3-0, to face PSG in UCL finalThe report highlights how Pique himself has even offered to leave Barca should it help the club, with the club already having players like Clement Lenglet, Samuel Umtiti and Ronald Araujo in the position, while they have also been linked with a summer move for Manchester City defender Eric Garcia.Pique had a stint in England previously with Manchester United, but it remains unlikely that Fulham would be able to fund a move this summer.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Catalan giants need to drastically reduce their wage bill and also reduce the average age of their squad, so the 33-year-old central defender could be one such player who could exit the Camp Nou this summer. Diario Sport have cited a report from Libero that the central defender is a transfer target for the West London club, who won promotion earlier this month via the promotion playoffs. Newly-promoted Premier League club Fulham have tabled a surprise bid fr Barcelona defender Gerard Pique. The Blaugrana are set for major changes ahead of the 2020-21 season following their 8-2 Champions League humiliation against Bayern Munich.Advertisement Promoted Content6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The WorldWorld’s Most Delicious Foods10 TV Characters Who Were Destined To Become IconicBest Car Manufacturers In The World8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes11 Greatest Special Effects Movies Of All TimeA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtThe Highest Paid Football Players In The World Loading… last_img read more

Speedway Motors brings new look to latest season of IMCA support

first_imgThe Lincoln, Neb., high performance parts manufacturer, retailer and distribu­tor is the sanctioning body’s longest tenured sponsor, tracing its association with IMCA to the 1950s. The Speedway Motors website is More information is also available by calling 800 979-0122 and on Face­book. “We’re proud of our long relationship with IMCA and we’re grateful for the support they’ve given us all these years,” Speedway Motors President Clay Smith said. “Our goal at Speedway Motors is to keep racing safe, affordable and fun, and our strong partnership with IMCA allows us to support today’s racers and for generations of racers to come.” Speedway Motors is in the second year of its latest five-year market­ing agreement with IMCA. New this year are $100 gift certificates for IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car track and special series champions. Highlighting the current pact, Speedway Motors renews its title sponsorship role of IMCA Weekly Racing for an 12th consecutive season and returns as title sponsor of Super Nationals, to be held Sept. 2-7 at Boone Speedway, for the 24th consecutive year. “The new Speedway Motors logo has been a huge undertaking to say the least, and we’ve been in communication with them throughout the process to ensure the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing logo was in step with their new design,” said IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “A brand new line of apparel is available to all IMCA sanctioned tracks and crews across the country will be proudly wearing the new design during the 2019 racing season.” For the fourth straight season, drivers winning national championships in all eight sanctioned divi­sions receive helmets. And first-year competitors filling out and returning rookie application forms to the IMCA home of­fice get $100 discount certificates, along with a T-shirt and decal from Speedway Motors following ini­tial rookie season fea­ture wins. LINCOLN, Neb. – The company synonymous with speed continues its support for IMCA and its 9,000-plus drivers in 2019. Speedway Motors unveiled its new logo in January, in conjunction with its What Moves You social me­dia campaign. Speedway Motors has renewed a program benefitting more than 200 tracks in the United States and Canada by providing jackets, promoter and tech official shirts and discounts on tech inspec­tion equipment, flags and signage to help those facilities defray costs of their weekly programs, plus decals, driver’s suit patches and feature winner hats. The Speedway Motors program again includes post-season awards in five divisions: Top eligible finishers in Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional standings, and in Northern SportMod and Southern SportMod national standings, all re­ceive a pair of TruCoil springs. Drivers in all five of those divisions are required to fill out and return the sign-up form soon to be available online to become eligible for those contingencies.last_img read more

Tubbs, Gottschalk repeat at Wakeeney Speedway

first_imgBy Mike HughesWaKEENEY, Kan. (May 4) – Daniel Gottschalk and Jeff Tubbs made repeat appearances in the Jason Oil Winner’s Circle at WaKeeney Speedway Sunday evening, May 4. Gottschalk only led one lap to win his second straight Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature but it was the one that counted. Brian Conness took the early lead, followed by C.J. Pfannenstiel and Dakota Sproul. The caution-plagued race kept the field close but each time Conness was up to the challenge.Gottschalk worked his way to second on the last caution on lap 13, then on the last lap, got under Conness in turn three and held on to the Crawford Supply flagstand for the win.Tubbs won his third IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature in a row at the 3/8-mile oval but it was anything but easy. After a multi-car crash on the opening lap, Jason Davis took the top spot on the opening lap before Tubbs took over the top spot. Tubbs continued to lead at the halfway mark of the 20-lap event with Davis and Shannon Maughlin close behind. The trio put on a show the final half of the race, running nose to tail and side by side. Davis got his front fender alongside Tubbs’ door several times but just could not make the pass and had to settle for second with Maughlin right behind. Cody Graham became the fourth different IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock driver to win at Wakeeney this season. Chris Heim led all 20 caution-free laps in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified feature. Kirk Pfannenstiel led all 10 laps to win the Mach-1 Sport Compact main event. Next up for Wakeeney Speedway will be the annual two-day Memorial Challenge on Sunday and Monday, May 25-26. All five divisions will be in action both nights starting at 6:30 with the 305 sprint cars joining the program on Sunday evening.last_img read more

Special events drivers in five IMCA divisions earn Schoenfeld certificates

first_imgVAN BUREN, Ark. – Schoenfeld Headers awards special events contingencies to drivers in five IMCA divisions again this season. Product certificates valued at $50 go to designated place finishers at specials for IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Late Models, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods. That list of specials includes all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models. Certificates will be mailed from the IMCA home office within a week after official race results are received. Located in Van Buren, Ark., Schoenfeld manufactures IMCA’s official 609, 903 and 935 mufflers. When re­quired to run a noise reduction system of 98 decibels or more, drivers in all five divisions that are part of the Schoenfeld program must com­pete with one of those three mufflers to be eligible.Schoenfeld also manufactures headers and related exhaust components. Information about those products is available by calling 479 474-7529 and at the website. The 2015 season is Schoenfeld’s 17th as an IMCA marketing partner. “The input from Schoenfeld Headers has been instrumental over the years in helping address and guide IMCA rules regarding noise reduction at the track,” said Kevin Yoder, director of marketing for the sanctioning body. “As the emphasis on mufflers increases, I am sure their insight will remain valuable for years to come.”last_img read more

HJC continues awards for IMCA national champions, special events drivers

first_imgCERRITOS, Calif. (May 6) – Awards for IMCA national champions and special events competitors have been renewed for a sixth season by HJC Motor­sports.The helmet and accessories manufacturer and retailer, located in Cerritos, Calif., gives SA2010 AR-10 helmets to national champions in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified, IMCA Late Model, IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod and Mach-1 Sport Compact divisions.Helmets will be presented during the national awards banquet in November.A designated place finisher at each of 30 Modified special events will receive $50 product certificates, which will be mailed from the IMCA home office after official race results are received from the track.Information about helmets and other products available from HJC is available by calling 562 407-2186, on Facebook and at the website.“With the addition of the SA2015 helmet certification this season, everyone should check the date of their current helmet,” recommended IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Anything rated SA2000 and older is not legal in competition and if you are in the market for new headgear it would be worth checking out what HJC has to offer.”last_img read more

Integra boosts IMCA program with awards for Hobby Stocks

first_imgCOOPERSVILLE, Mich. – Hobby Stock awards are the latest addition to Integra Racing Shocks’ contingency award program with IMCA.Top eligible drivers in both Hobby Stock regions receive product certificates valued at $350, $250 and $150 in 2015.The Coopersville, Mich., manufacturer and sixth-year sponsor gives certificates in the same increments in each of the five IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified regions and both IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions, and based on national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod standings.Integra has also renewed a one-of-a-kind program that bases awards on combined national Late Model and Deery Brothers Summer Series points.Drivers with the top two point totals each receive $350 product certificates; third and fourth place finishers each get $250 and fifth and sixth place drivers receive $150 certificates.Total value of the Integra awards package is nearly $10,000. Certificates will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the fol­lowing week from the home office.Drivers in all six divisions must compete with four Integra shocks and springs, display two Integra decals on their race car and return a sign-up form to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1.Information about Integra’s extensive high performance product line is available by calling 800 472-2464, at the website and on Facebook.“Adding Hobby Stocks and adjusting our Southern SportMod awards program falls in line with the availability of Intregra shocks and springs for those divisions,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “Integra shocks helped propel our Hobby Stock national champion to the podium last year and we’ll see if they can repeat the feat in 2015.”last_img read more