Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Dean Abbey, Roanoke, Texas, 266; 2. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 202; 3. Kevin Manning, Kaufman, Texas, 192; 4. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 152; 5. Kevin Ward, Abilene, Texas, 139; 6. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 127; 7. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, Texas, and Danny Cavanagh, Fort Worth, Texas, both 120; 9. Christopher Stewart, Tatum, N.M., and Mark Patterson, Merkel, Texas, both 119; 11. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 114; 12. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 111; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, and Brandon Blake, Odessa, Texas, both 110; 15. John “Jay” Coone, Weatherford, Texas, 109; 16. Jason Cook, Grand Prairie, Texas, and Dan Day, Farmersville, Texas, both 103; 18. Jeff Reynolds, Godley, Texas, 99; 19. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 96; 20. John Rabozzi, Midlothian, Texas, 92. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 159; 2. Steve Riojas, Waxahachie, Texas, 150; 3. Darren Sage, Yuma, Ariz., 137; 4. Jacquelyn Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., 133; 5. Billy Ayres, Glendale, Ariz., 132; 6. Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, 107; 7. Patrick Miller, Rhome, Texas, 105; 8. Bondy Cannon, Mineral Wells, Texas, 99; 9. Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, 95; 10. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 93; 11. Frank Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 78; 12. Ryan McNaughton, Yuma, Ariz., 72; 13. Matthew Schlamann, Yuma, Ariz., 71; 14. Jesse James, Yuma, Ariz., and Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, both 70; 16. Dylan Rivers, Irving, Texas, 69; 17. Jack Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 68; 18. Shelley Marnell, Kennedale, Texas, 66; 19. Shawn Rico, Yuma, Ariz., 64; 20. Zachary Taylor, Irving, Texas, 62. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, 562; 2. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 497; 3. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 4. Brendon LaBatte, Noonan, N.D., 409; 5. J.C. Parmeley, Peoria, Ariz., 392; 6. Andy Altenburg, Truman, Minn., 342; 7. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 338; 8. Aaron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., 337; 9. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., and Leslie Gill, Odessa, Texas, both 324; 11. Irvin Kevin Roberts, Gresham, Oregon, 307; 12. Steffan Carey, Bloomfield, N.M., 305; 13. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 276; 14. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 265; 15. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 262; 16. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 260; 17. Ty Warner, Glendale, Ariz., 251; 18. Troy Jerovetz, Iowa Falls, Iowa, and Wayne Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., both 224; 20. Ryan Powers, Joshua, Texas, 221. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Brad King, New Town, N.D., 491; 2. Jason Duggins, Farmington, N.M., 356; 3. Joshua Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 306; 4. Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 296; 5. Scott Tenney, Yuma, Ariz., 294; 6. Paul O’Connor, Surprise, Ariz., 281; 7. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 275; 8. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 9. Jason Penny, Yuma, Ariz., 271; 10. James Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 265; 11. Francisco Cordova, Yuma, Ariz., 247; 12. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 237; 13. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 14. Ron Roe, Phoenix, Ariz., 196; 15. Andrew Pearce, Meadow, Utah, 175; 16. Oscar Duarte, Yuma, Ariz., 174; 17. Rick Hibbard, Yuma, Ariz., 149; 18. David Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 139; 19. Kyle Williams, Glendale, Ariz., 138; 20. Charles McDaniel, Phoenix, Ariz., 128. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 587; 2. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 511; 3. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 474; 4. Clay Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 471; 5. Shelby Frye, Casa Grande, Ariz., 410; 6. Ty Rogers, Somerton, Ariz., 380; 7. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 371; 8. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 340; 9. Miles Morris, Yuma, Ariz., 326; 10. Darin Center, Mesa, Ariz., 321; 11. Michael Wells, Pahrump, Nev., 320; 12. Kyle Salo, Peoria, Ariz., 318; 13. Camron Spangler, Dove Creek, Colo., and David Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., both 307; 15. Manny Baldiviez, Yuma, Ariz., 302; 16. Slade Pitt, Rock Springs, Wy., 261; 17. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., and Steve Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., both 258; 19. Bryan Miller, Phoenix, Ariz., 251; 20. Tate Johnson, Homestead, Mont., 244. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 717; 2. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif., 528; 3. Ricky Thornton Jr., Adel, Iowa, 472; 4. Zachary Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 436; 5. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark., 387; 6. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 382; 7. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 8. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 348; 9. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 338; 10. Jake O’Neil, Tucson, Ariz., 336; 11. Casey Arneson, Fargo, N.D., 335; 12. Ryan Roath, Peoria, Ariz., 320; 13. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 295; 14. Braxton Yeager, Green River, Wy., 286; 15. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 283; 16. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 261; 17. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 256; 18. John Parmeley, Phoenix, Ariz., and Bill Miller, Yuma, Ariz., both 255; 20. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 249. Junior National Championship – 1. Raymond Doyle, Chandler, Ariz., 422; 2. Kollin Hibdon, Pahrump, Nev., 377; 3. Justin Erickson, Glendale, Ariz., 371; 4. Chandler Dodge, Casa Grande, Ariz., 273; 5. Michael Thing, Campo, Calif., 233; 6. Reven Bitting, Phoenix, Ariz., 228; 7. Jerry Flippo, Bakersfield, Calif., 187; 8. Blake Clark, Joshua, Texas, 175; 9. Brock Rogers, Yuma, Ariz., 156; 10. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 140; 11. Abby Meulebroeck, Gilbert, Ariz., 131; 12. Kaden Honeycutt, Aledo, Texas, 110; 13. Dann E. Perry III, Laughlin, Nev., 103; 14. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 96; 15. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 94; 16. Dylan Thornton, Santa Maria, Calif., Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., and Cameron Williams, Mohave Valley, Ariz., each 89; 19. Matthew Day, Farmersville, Texas, 86; 20. Jerrett Bransom, Burleson, Texas, 83. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Colby Thornhill, Enumclaw, Wash., 89; 2. Danny Wood, Norman, Okla., 79; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., and Steven Shebester, Mustang, Okla., both 74; 5. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 60; 6. Zach Patterson, Yukon, Okla., 58; 7. Jason Martin, Lincoln, Neb., 54; 8. Tanner Conn, Oklahoma City, Okla., 51; 9. Cameron Hagin, Broken Arrow, Okla., 49; 10. Alison Slaton, Edmond, Okla., and Trey Burke, League City, Texas, both 44; 12. Casey Burkham, Combine, Texas, and Brendan Warmerdam, Lemoore, Calif., both 40; 14. Rob Solomon, Fresno, Calif., and Jesse “Chip” Graham, Lewisville, Texas, both 39; 16. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., and Brandon Anderson, Glenpool, Okla., each 38; 19. Michelle Parson, Abilene, Texas, and Eric Matthews, Conway Springs, Kan., both 37.
… New date for BCB elections in the makingWITH new elections for the Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) forthcoming, former president Dhierandranauth Somwaru says he still has interest for the game in the Ancient County.Somwaru made the disclosure yesterday, adding that he will once again run for president of the BCB.“Berbice cricket is still close to me, and while our programme is hindered somewhat by the court action and weather, the interest is still at heart,” Somwaru said.He added, “As a former national and regional umpire, I want to give back to the game because the game has given me a lot. The love for the game is still there, so yea, definitely, I will run for president again”.Asked whether there will be any changes to his slate for the upcoming elections, Somwaru, who is the president of the Guyana Cricket Umpires Council (GCUC) said, there is some possibility, taking into consideration the reform structure to the Upper Corentyne Cricket Association (UCCA).Imtiaz Bacchus, David Black and Winston Roberts were elected as the three vice-presidents while Vickram Seubarran (secretary), Carol Nurse (assistant secretary), Godwyn Allicock (treasurer) and Leslie Solomon (assistant treasurer) were the other executives elected at the contentious October elections. Black and Bacchus are the BCB’s representatives at the national level.High Court Judge, Navindra Singh, had ordered a new election on December 18 after the election of office-bearers of the Berbice Cricket Board at its annual general meeting and elections in October was declared “unlawful, null, void, and of no legal effect as the entire election process was fundamentally flawed, unfair and undemocratic.”The judge had said that the new elections will be held this January on a date to be fixed by him.High Court Judge Navindra SinghThe case had been filed by the Guymine Sports Club, the Fort Canje Hospital Club and the Mount Sinai Cricket Club; who all argued that the elections were null and void because it contravened Schedule III of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.The applicants are of the opinion that the entire election process had been “fundamentally flawed, unfair and undemocratic,” and that the office-bearers could not have been properly elected.The respondents were successful in seeking a declaration that their exclusion, as well as that of the Rose Hall Community Centre and the Kildonan Cricket Clubs, from the elections, also violated Schedule III of the Guyana Cricket Administration Act.Among the more than 20 grounds on which their application was drawn, the respondents sought a declaration that the attendance, voting and participation of persons purporting to represent them were unlawful and contrary to Act.Amid the number of declarations also being sought by the applicants was for the court to pronounce unlawful (which it did) the purported nomination of Drubahadur as Returning Officer for the said elections.The applicants had argued that his nomination was not put to a vote of the member-clubs present at the said elections.The court further declared that the decision by Drubahadur to close nominations for the post of President of the Berbice Cricket Board, immediately after Dhierandranauth Somwaru was nominated, was “manifestly unfair, thereby rendering the election process undemocratic and against the rules of fairness.”A further declaration was made that Drubahadur’s refusal to accept other nominations for the post of President was also unfair.In his ruling, Justice Singh ordered that a list of all eligible representatives of the clubs and associations listed in Schedule III, Section 4 of the Act, be submitted to the court by today.It was also ordered that the representatives to be submitted to the court shall, after verification and approval by the court, be the delegates who will represent the clubs and associations in the new election for office-bearers.Additionally, the judge has ordered all clubs and associations intending to participate in the next elections, to pay their annual dues no later than January 16.Justice Singh has noted that his orders are not intended, and should not be construed as hindering, or affecting the general administration of cricket in the County of Berbice, pending new elections.
AMIDST money worries and their ongoing dispute with FIFA, the Trinidad and Tobago Football Association now has to contend with a demand from former coach Russell Latapy who says the TTFA has owed him money for years and he needs to be paid immediately.Latapy, 51, played 81 matches for Trinidad and Tobago from 1988 to 2009 scoring 29 goals. He would eventually go on to coaching the national team between 2009 and 2011. He served as an assistant coach in 2009 and again in 2017.Speaking with the Nation Newspaper in Barbados where he is now the head coach of that country’s national team, Latapy says that the TTFA owes him a tidy sum of about US$1 million.“I am still being owed that money since 2009. It is not rocket science. The football association, based on reports from the newspapers, I would like to think that some of the money they owe me is also included in the TT$50 million (US7.4 million),” he said.“It is money that I worked for and, like anything else; if I work for that money I am not asking any favours.”The TTFA’s financial woes are the primary reason behind FIFA’s decision to appoint a normalization committee to oversee the daily operations of the association until an election can be held to elect a new executive that will replace William Wallace and his administration that was voted in during elections held in November 2019.The matter is now before the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
It’s a big day for two Tipperary players as Munster take on Treviso in the Pro 12 this afternoon.Nenagh’s Donnacha Ryan makes his first start for the province in 13 months as he continues his welcome return from a foot injury.Meanwhile Cahir’s Tommy O’Donnell will be earning his 100th cap for Munster when the line out at Musgrave Park – kick off is at 3.05pm. Connacht continue their push for a Champions Cup place, with leaders Glasgow visiting the Sportsgrounds at five-past-one.
After going through 2017 unbeaten, Tipperary’s Ladies Footballers get back into action this weekend.They won the All Ireland Intermediate title as well as promotion in the League last year.The Premier Ladies begin their Division 2 campaign against Armagh this Saturday. Photo © @LadiesFootball Aisling McCarthy – the Intermediate players Player of the Year – admits it will be tough to repeat the successes of last year:
In esports terms it has been a somewhat quiet week. We’ve not had any multi-million dollar investments from traditional sports but that’s not to say there hasn’t been some great activity in the space. ESL’s partnership with Emirates Airlines grabs the headlines whilst Liquid has welcomed Ballistix as a partner and renewed with Alienware. Interestingly, Warner Bros. announced its esports plans for Injustice 2 before the title was even released. Credit: ESLESL soaring with Emirates partnershipThe partnership between ESL and Emirates Airlines will see esports content at flight passengers fingertips. The partnership initially runs until June 2018, with every Emirates flight in its network of 150 destinations being kitted out with on-demand esports content on the inflight entertainment systems. Whether it be Dota 2, Starcraft II, League of Legends or Counter-Strike: Global Offensive there’s a plethora of ESL action for spectators to view on flights. It’s a great move from ESL, now there’s no need to watch tedious TV shows when there’s always esports available. Read the full article here.Liquid join up with Ballistix and renew with AlienwareThe latest company to partner with esports juggernaut Team Liquid is Ballistix Gaming. Ballistix Gaming creates PC ‘performance memory’ products focused on the needs of high end gaming. As such, Liquid’s rosters across StarCraft, League, Hearthstone, CS:GO, Dota 2, Heroes of the Storm, Super Smash Bros., Street Fighter, Halo, and Overwatch will all directly benefit from the sponsorship. Ballistix joins the likes of Monster, HyperX, NeedForSeat, crunchyroll, Alienware, Razer and more as sponsors of the team. Liquid also renewed their six year partnership with Alienware earlier this week so it’s been a good week for the organisation. Read the full Ballistix article here.Read the full Alienware article here.Warner Bros. reveal esports program before Injustice 2 is even releasedWarner Bros. have partnered with ESL, Gamelta, GameStop and Playstation 4 to bring a series of tournaments ultimately culminating in the Pro Series Finals. The Pro Series begins on May 26th at Combo Breaker in Chicago, and will end with the Injustice 2 Pro Series Finals in mid-to-late September. The full schedule can be found here. There’s details of the Injustice 2- Path to Pro which will be run by ESL for a European audience. The Latin American league is set to be run by Gamelta and for the North American audience they’ve tailored the tournament significantly. The partnership with Gamestop will see a series of local events (following online qualifiers) held in Gamestop shops around the USA. The Latin American league is open to Brazil, Mexico, Argentina, Chile and Peru with each country having a separate portal with details of their tournament. Read the full article here.
Well, that was dramatic.The pole for the Quaker State 400 seemed to be well-decided late in qualifying Friday after Aric Almirola took it from Brad Keselowski, but Daniel Suarez had plans. The 27-year-old driver ran the last lap of the day and took the pole from Almirola. Suarez will start up front at Kentucky Speedway on Saturday night.MORE: Kentucky odds, predictions, sleepersKeselowski will start third while Kurt Busch will be fourth and Kevin Harvick fifth.The Quaker State 400 can be seen at 7:30 p.m. ET Saturday on NBCSN.Quaker State 400 starting lineupHere is the starting lineup for Saturday’s race: StartingDriverCar No.No. 1Daniel Suarez41No. 2Aric Almirola10No. 3Brad Keselowski2No. 4Kurt Busch1No. 5Kevin Harvick4No. 6Daniel Hemric8No. 7Clint Bowyer14No. 8Martin Truex Jr.19No. 9Austin Dillon3No. 10Kyle Busch18No. 11Joey Logano22No. 12William Byron24No. 13Jimmie Johnson48No. 14Paul Menard21No. 15Ryan Blaney21No. 16Rickey Stenhouse Jr.17No. 17Michael McDowell34No. 18Denny Hamlin11No. 19Kyle Larson42No. 20Chase Elliott9No. 21Erik Jones20No. 22Alex Bowman88No. 23Ryan Newman6No. 24Matt DiBenedetto95No. 25David Ragan38No. 26Chris Buescher37No. 27Ty Dillon13No. 28Bubba Wallace43No. 29Corey Lajoie32No. 30Ryan Preece47No. 31Matt Tifft36No. 32Bayley Currey51No. 33Ross Chastain15No. 34Landon Cassill00No. 35BJ McLeod00No. 36Quin Houff77What time does the Quaker State 400 start?The Quaker State 400 will take place Saturday, July 13. Live coverage begins on NBCSN at 7:30 p.m. ET.What channel is the Quaker State 400 on?The Quaker State 400 will be broadcast nationally on NBCSN. The race can also be live-streamed on the NBC Sports App or by subscribing to fuboTV, which offers a seven-day free trial.Quaker State 400 schedule, how to watchHere’s a daily schedule of events leading up to the Quaker State 400 (all times Eastern):Friday, July 12TimeEventChannel7:30 p.m.Xfinity Series Alsco 300NBCSN/PRNSaturday, July 13TimeEventChannel7:30 p.m.Cup Series Quaker State 400NBCSN/PRN
An opening round 20-12 win over Manly at their home ground is a pretty good way to start a season for any NRL club but if you’ve been paying any attention to Arthur in his time at the club you won’t be surprised that he isn’t exactly getting carried away just yet.The Eels triumphed by just three tries to two despite a 60-40 weight of possession in their favour and at one stage had nine straight possessions (including forcing four back-to-back goal line drop-outs) without scoring anything more than a penalty goal.”I thought both teams went at it and I reckon we probably need to give a bit of credit to Manly, they drew a fair bit of pressure on the try-line there in the second half but I was really happy that we showed a bit of patience,” Arthur said after the game.He also noted that the new playmaking spine of halfback Corey Norman, five-eighth Clint Gutherson, hooker Kaysa Pritchard and fullback Bevan French were playing their first game together as a combination having not even so much as trialled together yet.”We went into this game a little bit underdone. We didn’t play a lot of minutes throughout the trials with a lot of our key players,” he said.”Corey Norman and ‘Gutho’ haven’t played together; Normy hasn’t played since Round 18 so we’ve got a lot to work on but just to complete at 82 per cent and turn up defensively and grind out a win was pleasing.”They had a lot of training pre-season with them together but then after Christmas we only had a couple of weeks then some of them are getting ready to play Nines, some of them are getting ready to play in a trial in Alice Springs so their preparation wasn’t great but they’re going to get better.”It will be a little bit better next week. It’s going to take time but we’re going to persist with it and Corey Norman hasn’t got any match fitness at the moment so he was seeing things and he just couldn’t get there.”
QPR manager Chris Ramsey believes he is still the best man for the job despite overseeing his side’s second relegation in three years after a dismal 6-0 defeat at Manchester City.A Sergio Aguero hat-trick and further strikes from Aleksandar Kolarov, James Milner and David Silva condemned the Hoops to an embarrassing loss which saw them join Burnley in next season’s Championship.Ramsey has mustered just one win from 11 games since taking charge in February, but the interim manager is confident he can steer the club back into the top flight at the first time of asking.“I think I am the man for the job and I am sure this club will be back where it should be,” said the 53-year-old.“I am a fighter myself, I’ve now got an opportunity to save their status. We were on the slide before I took the job. It’s a great club and they deserve to be in the Premier League.”Ramsey did not attempt to defend his players after their abysmal showing at the Etihad which seemed more a formality of when, rather than if, they would relegated.He said: “Today was disappointing, the way we performed in front of a big TV audience and big crowd here.“I didn’t think it was good enough at all. It’s not been what we’ve become used to in the last few weeks.”The Hoops boss cited a necessary overhaul to help revitalise the club with a lot of players nearing the end of their contracts and many more looking disinterested and disenchanted.“It’s well documented that a lot of the squad are coming to the end of their contracts. There are some good lads there,” Ramsey added.“But you don’t end up at the bottom of the league just in one game, it’s something that has been happening all season.”
1 After seven years of managers neglecting Manchester United’s ailing central midfield, Louis van Gaal has finally addressed the issue with the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin.However, attentions now turn to the problems in central defence and with overtures for Sergio Ramos and Mats Hummels seemingly falling on deaf ears, it looks like Valencia’s Nicolas Otamendi is next on the list of targets.The Daily Star reported on July 12 that the Argentine’s agent Eugenio Lopez brought in super-agent Jorge Mendes to help broker a deal to the Premier League with United identified as Otamendi’s favoured destination.As Sergio Ramos was still a very realistic possibility at the time, United were preoccupied and the move cooled.But, with Real Madrid manager Rafa Benitez publically stating Ramos was not going anywhere, the Otamendi move looks very much back on and the Independent revealed the defender was willing to go on strike to force the move.They suggested that if Manchester United met Valencia’s £35m asking price then the he could be a posing with a red shirt in front of a black background littered with sponsors’ logos by July 27.But with United bidding less than that for Ramos, it is unlikely the move will be particularly straightforward.However, things have accelerated over the last 24 hours with Spanish newspaper MARCA reporting that Otamendi had been left out of the club’s official kit launch despite being one of the club’s biggest stars, hinting that the 27-year-old was on his way out of the Mestalla.Valencia report back for pre-season training on July 26 and it is understood all parties want an outcome, one way or another, by that date.Van Gaal revealed to MUTV this week that he expected to make more signings this summer and had identified two positions that definitely need strengthening – believed to be central defence and striker.The club are keen to get all their business done early this summer and allow the new recruits to settle so expect further developments on this story to come thick and fast.