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Sheyenne celebrates its 45th this Sunday

first_imgBy Tom BergLISBON, N.D. – Sunday is a night of celebration at Sheyenne Speedway! The 1/4-mile dirt track in Lisbon, N.D., will celebrate its 45th anniversary this Sunday night, July 1.Racing begins at 6 p.m. and will be the biggest show of the year with six classes running. The Powdercoat Specialists IMCA Modifieds are back for a second time this season.The night also includes a fireworks show after the racing for fans to enjoy in addition to the action on the track. Special, custom 45th anniversary trophies will be presented to all six feature win­ners. There also will be memories shared as part of the rich history of the 45 years of racing in Lisbon.“I couldn’t think of a better way to start the Fourth of July Week. Six full race classes will be on display that will not disappoint.” Race Director Hunter Carter said. “Plus, a fireworks display for everyone to enjoy and celebrate the 45th anniversary together …You are not going to want to miss this.”The IMCA Modifieds were a hit during their first appearance on June 10. A strong 21-car field signed in with Dave Shipley of Argusville, a former super stock track champion at Sheyenne, tak­ing the feature win over Tyler Peterson of Hickson.“It’s awesome to be able to race down in Lisbon, I grew up there as a kid watching Corky Thomas race my dad’s super stock there,” Peterson said. “I only raced there a handful of times with my B-mod but had good success the few times I did. I’m looking forward to coming back down on Sun­day and see if we can’t do one spot better then the last time.”Ageless veteran John Corell of Jamestown was third, followed by Tim Perkins of Bismarck and Jarrett Carter of Lisbon.“I’m really looking forward to getting back to Sheyenne Speedway this weekend,” Carter said. “If you missed the first week you are going to want to put this on your calendar. Both the car count and racing were great and I would expect the same again.”IMCA Modified rookie Jesse Skalicky, who leads the points at Red River Valley Speedway and finished eighth during the first Modified show at Sheyenne, is also looking forward to coming back.“It was cool coming back to Lisbon in a Modified this time,” Skalicky said. “Any time a track adds your class it’s fun to support it. It’s a great facility and we will definitely be back.”last_img read more

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Coach Dramani told to proceed on leave

first_imgAfter a  shocking 1-2 defeat to Ashgold in the Ghana Premier League, the management of Kumasi Asante  Kotoko have asked  coach Mas-Ud Didi Dramani to proceed on leave, Asempa Sports understands.Dramani is said to be angry with the latest decision and has dared the management team to take a definite decision on his long-term future.Kotoko find themselves in a tricky situation as the dismissal of the coach will lead to huge sums of money being paid as compensation for wrongful termination of his contract.Even though officials are tight-lipped on the latest development, media reports have suggested the former Ghana Under-17 team coach has been asked to step aside in a bid to find a lasting solution to their faltering campaign.Dramani has lost the board room support following what many perceive as his recalcitrant stance on his tactics.He has been accused of tinkering too much with his squad and believed to have lost the dressing room plot as well. Kotoko have endured a difficult start to life this term where they have managed only two wins from seven games and languish in 10th positionIt’s however unclear who will replace him in the interim as talks with David Duncan continues. Meanwhile, Heart of Lions trainer Yusuf Abubakar is the latest to be linked with the joblast_img read more

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first_img 55 Comments   Share   (AP Photos) Poised to sign perhaps the biggest contract in NFL history, the landing spot for Cousins has been the talk of free agency.The Cardinals were named as one of four finalists to sign him despite their lack of financial flexibility.Regardless, the Cardinals have remained in the mix along with the New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Minnesota Vikings.Where Cousins decides to sign is still unknown, but that may not be the case for long. He and other free agents are allowed to sign with teams when the NFL enters its new year on March 14. Arizona Cardinals running back David Johnson may have the information all fans are looking for regarding free agent quarterback Kirk Cousins. c’mon @KirkCousins8 stop messing with every1 & tell them you’re coming to the desert.— David Johnson (@DavidJohnson31) March 9, 2018Johnson’s bold prediction is the latest attempt by current Cardinals’ players to sway the quarterback to settle in the desert for the 2018 season. The 5: Takeaways from the Coyotes’ introduction of Alex Meruelo In early February while making media rounds ahead of Super Bowl LII, Johnson told NFL Network that he “wouldn’t mind” having Cousins or Eagles quarterback Nick Foles as the team’s new signal caller.Similarly, cornerback Patrick Peterson gave his pitch for Cousins on ESPN’s First Take.Related LinksKirk Cousins runs into Larry Fitzgerald at airport, calls him ‘GREAT recruiter’Cardinals fan Blake Shelton uses ‘The Voice’ promo to recruit Kirk CousinsCardinals’ David Johnson, Patrick Peterson publicly recruiting new QBs“Why not? I believe Kirk can definitely, can get us over the top,” Peterson said. “He’ll be in warm weather, he’ll be playing on one of the best turfs in the NFL. We have some great talent around him, running game, receivers, tight end — you name it, we have everything he needs to be successful.”Die-hard Arizona Cardinals fan and country music star Blake Shelton used his platform on NBC’s “The Voice” to lure Cousins.“I want to say to Kirk Cousins, if he’s watching out there, we want you in Arizona,” Shelton said. “We want you to be the quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals.”The most recent came from star wide receiver Larry Fitzgerald, who ran into Cousins on March 2 in Atlanta. Cousins captured the meeting on camera, posting the photo to his Instagram with a caption calling Fitzgerald a “GREAT recruiter.” Derrick Hall satisfied with D-backs’ buying and selling Top Stories Former Cardinals kicker Phil Dawson retires Grace expects Greinke trade to have emotional impactlast_img read more