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Thailand announces tentative MotoGP plans for November

first_imgThailand hopes to hold its MotoGP race in late November after an eight-month delay caused by the coronavirus pandemic, officials said Wednesday as they announced a bid to host until 2025.The kingdom’s third fixture on the premier motorbike racing calendar was slated for March 20-22, but the event was axed as the disease started spreading rapidly around the world. Officials have since gradually reopened the country’s borders to business travellers and medical tourists, with some restrictions. Organizers are now eyeing a rescheduled race for November 21-22, said deputy government spokeswoman Traisuree Traisaranakul. “It depends on conditions like flights, the opening of airports and the readiness of the people” entering the country, she added. Thailand will also submit a bid to continue hosting MotoGP for five more years, with the government paying for half of the 50 million euro ($56 million) copyright, Traisuree said. The sleepy northeastern city of Buriram hosted its first MotoGP race in 2018. Besides attracting thousands of motorsport fans to Thailand, it brought in three billion baht ($96 million) each of the last two years it was held, according to official figures.Thailand has recorded around 3,100 COVID-19 cases since the start of the year — a low toll given it was the first country outside of China to detect the disease.This year’s virus-delayed MotoGP season will finally begin on July 19 at the Jerez circuit in Spain.center_img Topics :last_img read more

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New Basketball Schedule

first_imgAs you have noticed by now, the boys basketball schedule has changed the most and the girls somewhat.  The IHSAA was directed by a Title IX ruling that boys and girls schedules must be equal.  This means that girls get the same availability for weekend games as the boys do.  Since schedules are made several years in advance, this meant much juggling by athletic directors around the state of Indiana.  In the case of Batesville, it was further complicated by the addition of Connersville and Rushville to the conference schedule.  You will now find the boys playing on Tuesday and Thursday nights, and the girls playing on Friday and Saturday nights.  This, of course, does not mean every week you will find this schedule, but it will occur.  For example, Batesville boys played New Castle on a Tuesday and then the girls played on Saturday of that week.  This will continue to occur during the remainder of the 2014 schedule and for years to come.  Batesville boys will play at least three Thursday games the second half of this season and a Saturday afternoon game.  For the most part, when the final schedule is completed each year, girls will no longer be playing all week games and the boys will no longer have just weekend games.  Now the numbers must be as even as humanly possible.last_img read more

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AquaTrojans Undefeated For The 3rd Straight Year

first_imgThe AquaTrojans have done it again!!! The Sunman-Dearborn Middle School swimming and diving team have finished undefeated for the third year in a row winning the Richmond Invitational on Saturday.The AquaTrojans have finished an amazing 36-0 over the last three seasons.The scoring for the meet was:Girls:SDMS 372Connersville 329Centerville MS 289Richmond MS 98Boys:SDMS 298Richmond 248Connersville 196Centerville 128Community Christian 411st place winners include: Girls 200 Medley Relay (Grace Crane, Michaela Cassidy, Mackenzie Schantz, Hannah Weber); Boys 200 Medley Relay (Jacob Weber, Jackson Ketcham, Noah Arnold, Troy Shumate); 200 Freestyle-Mackenzie Schantz; 200 Freestyle-Jackson Ketcham; 200 IM-Grace Crane200 IM- Jacob Weber; 100 Butterfly-Mackenzie Schantz; 100 Butterfly-Jacob Weber; 500 Freestyle-Grace Crane; 500 Freestyle-Jackson Ketcham; 200 Freestyle Relay (Grace Crane, Hannah Weber, Mackenzie Schantz, Michaela Cassidy); 200 Freestyle Relay (Noah Arnold, Matthew Badinghaus, Jackson Ketcham, Jacob Weber); and 100 Backstroke-Noah Arnold.Congratulations to the SDMS AquaTrojans on fantastic invitational win and an undefeated season for third year in a row!!!Courtesy of AquaTrojans Coach Brandon Lovelesslast_img read more

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Inter Miami complete Gonzalo Higuain signing from Juve

first_img Loading… “It’s what I was looking for – a new experience, a new league and a beautiful city. “I’m really happy to be here and that it’s official. “My goal is to try to transmit all the experience I acquired in Europe and to help the team grow. “I feel good, I feel whole as a player. I’m motivated to try a new league and help the team grow. The move brings to an end his time at Juventus, where he won three Serie A titles and two Coppa Italia trophies. “First of all, I want to thank Inter Miami for the effort it has made to sign me,” Higuain said on Inter Miami’s website. “I think it will be a beautiful experience in my life. Inter Miami have announced the signing of Gonzalo Higuain. The former Real Madrid striker has penned a two-year deal in Florida worth 7.5 million dollars, becoming the highest paid player in MLS in the process. The Argentine international will wear the No.9 shirt at Inter Miami, the new MLS club owned by David Beckham.center_img Read Also: Bayern Munich thrash Schalke 8-0 in historic Bundesliga start “Individually, my goal is to demonstrate that I can contribute and continue playing great football here, and I hope I can achieve that because I have all the tools necessary to succeed. “Inter Miami is a team in construction but there is already a good base to reach important goals.” Higuain joins former Juve teammate Blaise Matuidi at Inter Miami. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentThe Great Wall Of China: The Hidden Story7 Reasons It’s Better To Be A Vegan2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This YearBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Little Georgie Henley Has Grown Into A Beautiful Swan!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Addictive And Fun Coffee FactsInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All TimeEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon12 Iconic Actors Whose Careers Were Stunted By A Single Movielast_img read more

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Clear sailing for Day in Sprint Series of Oklahoma at Ardmore

first_imgMichael Day raced to the Friday Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature win at Southern Oklahoma Speedway. (Photo courtesy of Mike Howard)By David Smith Jr.ARDMORE, Okla. (June 23) – Michael Day took the lead at the start and never looked back in topping the Sprint Series of Oklahoma feature Friday night at South Oklahoma Speedway.Day started on the pole for the 20-lap feature IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car main event, presented by Smiley’s Racing Products, and led wire-to-wire to capture his first career SSO victory.Third-starting Michelle Melton, who picked up her one and only series victory in Ardmore last year, held off repeated challenges from defending national and series champion Andy Shouse to finish second. Jake Martens and Gary Owens rounded out the top five.Feature results – 1. Michael Day; 2. Michelle Melton; 3. Andy Shouse; 4. Jake Martens; 5. Gary Owens; 6. Tristan Oakes; 7. Joe Wood Jr.; 8. Sterling Hoff; 9. Blake Dacus; 10. Cody Whitworth; 11. Loyd Clevenger; 12. Michael Scott; 13. Justin Melton; 14. Chad Koch; 15. Tanner Conn; 16. Dillon Laden; 17. Chris Kelly; 18. Josh Toho; 19. Warren Fields; 20. Chase Parsons.last_img read more

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Saviour Gama Extends Contract With FC Goa

first_imgPanaji: Saviour Gama on Monday signed a contract extension with Indian Super League side FC Goa, which will keep him at the club till the summer of 2021.The 22-year-old left-back was one of four players to make the step up to FC Goa’s first team from Clifford Miranda’s development squad which won the Goa Football Association (GFA) Professional League in the 2018-19 season.Alongside Mohammad Nawaz, Liston Colaco and Princeton Rebello, Gama made the step up to senior football on the national stage, making six appearances in the Indian Super League and the Super Cup. IANS Also Read: FC Goa Retains Ahmed Jahouh For Another Yearlast_img

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AFCON U-17 2019: Golden Eaglets to Meet Guinea in S’finals

first_imgGolden Eaglets By Femi SolajaAfter the conclusion of group round of matches at the ongoing AFCON U-17 tournament in Tanzanian, Guinea emerged the Group B runners-up and have book a place to face Nigeria in the semi-finals on Wednesday.The Guineans beat Morocco 1-0 their last match yesterday at the Chamazi Stadium in Mbagala and will meet Group A winners, Nigeria in the first semi final at the National Stadium in Dar Es Salam with kickoff at 4pm local time. Guinea thus picked Africa’s fourth ticket for the World Cup holding in Brazil later this year. Substitute player, Momo Fanye Toure scored the vital goal that earned Guinea the victory.In the other Group B match, Cameroon, already qualified played a goalless draw with Senegal.Cameroon will face Angola in the other semi-final match that will come immediately after the Nigeria-Guinea clash.The semifinals and final stage of the competition will be strictly on knockout basis. In accordance to the Article 73 of the Regulations for the competition, no extra time will be played in the event of draw as the game proceeds to penalty shootout.While Nigeria is yet to lose any match after two wins and a draw in the last match against Angola on Saturday, their opponent, Guinea started their campaign on a losing note after 0-2 loss to Cameroon in the opening match last week Monday.On record, Nigeria has scored most goals with seven but  five against with two goals difference as against Guinea with three goals and three against.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Napoli Ready to Battle Arsenal for Nigeria Striker Dennis

first_imgNapoli has become the latest team to show interest in Club Brugge’s Arsenal target, Emmanuel Dennis reports Football Italia.The Nigerian’s stock rose this season after he enjoyed fine performances against Real Madrid in the Champions League and Manchester United in the Europa League.He is one of two Nigerian forwards who are highly sought after this season, the other being Victor Osimhen. Both players have been linked with a move to Arsenal this summer, however, Osimhen’s asking price is proving a problem for most of his suitors and Arsenal has turned their attention to Dennis.However, Football Italia is claiming that the Gunners will face tough competition from Napoli for his signature.Reports in France claim Napoli are turning towards Club Brugge striker Emmanuel Dennis rather than Lilleâs Vic…The Naples side had wanted to sign Osimhen too, but they have also been put off by Lille’s asking price and they want Dennis now.The Italians are reportedly preparing to lose the likes of Dries Mertens and Lorenzo Insigne and Dennis represents a good replacement for them.Mikel Arteta is preparing for his first summer transfer window as Arsenal’s manager and the Spaniard will be hoping that the club can back him this summer to beat other teams to his targets.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Parker looks to continue to gain on-field experience as Syracuse faces Cornell

first_img Published on April 15, 2014 at 12:45 am Contact Tyler: tfpiccot@syr.edu Midfielder Devon Parker said she sometimes has to pinch herself on the Syracuse sideline. It’s a simple way of confirming that her goal of taking the field against the teams and players she diligently watched on ESPN3 throughout high school has been realized.“When we first played teams like Maryland and Northwestern, I was watching them walk out of the locker room saying, ‘It’s them!’” Parker said. “It just makes me want to try harder.”Lately, Parker has turned her commitment to the sport into more playing time. After spending an entire calendar month watching from the Syracuse bench, the freshman has been a regular in the SU rotation since netting a goal against Harvard on March 18. She’ll look for another opportunity to contribute offensively when the No. 1 Orange (13-1, 5-1 Atlantic Coast) heads to Ithaca, N.Y., to take on Cornell (6-6, 3-2 Ivy League) on Tuesday at 7 p.m.Not knowing what to expect when the season began, Parker said she’s now more comfortable than she’s been all year. The resulting confidence has allowed her to earn an expanding presence on a squad littered with talented upperclassmen.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“With the schedule this year and the amount of difficult teams we play, you have to find your role,” Parker said. “Be comfortable in it and work hard to improve.”Parker was a standout athlete at Portsmouth (N.H.) High School, playing soccer, basketball and lacrosse. She particularly excelled in the latter, tallying 66 goals, 49 ground balls and 103 draw controls during her junior season. Despite all that success, Parker was initially worried her skills wouldn’t translate to the next level.“I was coming from a talent level that wasn’t anywhere near the New York upstate area,” she said. “I was nervous about the speed of the game and how I would fit in a player role, different style.”Fortunately, Parker found that she enjoyed the fast-paced attack run by the Orange. But the new system still provided a steep learning curve, which forced Parker to mostly watch and observe from the sideline through February and early March. She took in everything she could, particularly the constant effort by the midfield unit.Although each midfielder excelled in one particular area, they embraced their role for the benefit of the entire team.If they could do that, so could she.“They sacrifice everything between the two 30s,” Parker said. “When you see that, you can do that in practice. Those kinds of things … that’s the motivation.”The upperclassmen, like senior Amy Cross, have seen the competitive drive in Parker and the team’s other freshmen.“You just see them working hard, and it really gives you hope for the future of this program,” Cross said. “You know you have to do that extra work and you’re going to be on both ends, and it’s awesome to see (Parker) working that hard.”Orange head coach Gary Gait said the sheer amount of lacrosse Parker has played gives her tremendous upside as a budding college player. Throw in her commanding presence and hand-eye coordination, and she can become a key piece for the Orange in the coming years.“She’s got great size, great stick work,” Gait said. “She just understands the game really well.”For now, though, Parker is content to learn from some of the best players in the country and build even more confidence. Then, just maybe, the next wave of lacrosse talent will be watching her on their computers.“Our team has been doing so well lately, and we’ve been given a shot to get in there and show what we can do,” Parker said. “It’s been cool to watch and be able to put that into action the last few games.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Philips forcing way into backfield after hurdling versatility, academic difficulty

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 24, 2014 at 12:29 am Contact Sam: sblum@syr.edu | @SamBlum3 Ed McCarthy had seen Ervin Philips play Pop Warner football. He’d seen the running back’s quickness and power long before Philips played for him.But it wasn’t until the West Haven (Connecticut) High School football coach watched Philips play basketball in eighth grade that he knew he was going to be coaching someone special.“We knew he was going to be a good player, but I saw him as an eighth-grader playing basketball, McCarthy said. “He was a good defender and he had a really athletic body to say the least. He really knew how to play, and I think that was the case in football.”That versatility made the Syracuse freshman an option at several positions, but Philips has begun to prove his worth in an already deep running back core. Yet there was an uncertainty that a future in football awaited Philips due to academic issues in high school. But after overcoming those, he’s gone from untapped talent for Syracuse to contributing out of the backfield.In the Orange’s eighth drive against Central Michigan on Sept. 13, Philips ran the ball seven times for a total of 50 yards. Phillips was a two-star recruit who only received offers from Temple, Villanova and SU, and showed why Syracuse gave him a chance in his first opportunity to do so.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textHe also came within inches of him scoring his first career touchdown, but that will have to wait.“(My teammates) kind of clowned me a little bit on that play where I got stopped on the line,” Philips said. “They thought I should have gotten in.“I was heartbroken, I wanted that touchdown.”Syracuse head coach Scott Shafer said that had he not gotten playing time on the offense, he would have been played as a defensive back.The other coaches agree. He’s a running back and kick returner for Syracuse, but his capabilities extend past that.“You just see a guy that has the ability to do a lot of different things,” SU running backs coach DeAndre Smith said.Smith said Philips proved he was ready to get in-game action by showing he was physical enough to take snaps and had good downfield vision. By using his inside foot to start his runs, Philips is a half-step quicker, Smith said. His natural abilities make him a good option in the running game for SU, but Smith said he could theoretically play on the defense or even as a wide receiver.He remains a part of the Syracuse offense, Smith said, before noting that he’s in “a small package.” In Saturday’s 34-20 loss to Maryland, Philips had just one carry for negative six yards.Philips still doesn’t really know what he’s doing, Smith said. And in a way, that’s what’s made him the most impressed — vision and instincts mostly alone.“He’s really smart,” Smith said. “I think a lot of times that’s lost in having the ability to play, and then you actually have to be able to process what’s going on. That’s the No. 1 thing that caught my eye.”Grades almost kept him ineligible for college football, and Philips said a lot of schools backed off him during his senior year. He took the SAT several times, completed summer classes and met with teachers after classes ended.And now he’s working to solidify himself as a part of the running back core.“I didn’t have a lot of offers because my grades weren’t there, but Syracuse stuck with me throughout my whole senior year,” Philips said. “… I knew I had a goal. I knew what I wanted to do. It was to come here and play.” Commentslast_img read more