National champions in five IMCA divisions earn Wilwood Engineering awards

first_img“Wilwood understands the importance of choosing the right braking components to match not only the race car but driving style as well,” said Dave Brzozowski, Motorsports Manager for Wilwood. “IMCA does an outstanding job providing drivers with a series to develop their skills while allowing Wilwood to work directly with them one-on-one to provide that important education.”  The Camarillo, Calif., manufacturer will provide a pair of brake rotors to the IMCA Modified, IMCA Sunoco Stock Car, Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod national champions, and a set of front and rear Wide 5 hubs to the IMCA Late Model na­tional champion. Second through fifth place finishers in all five divisions also receive $100 product certificates from the nine-year IMCA sponsor.  All awards will be presented during the national IMCA banquet in November or mailed the following week from the IMCA home office.  “Wilwood does a great job of spreading the recognition around to so many deserving IMCA drivers, both those winning championships as well as those who have an outstanding season but don’t reach the medal stand,” commented IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “They recognize the value of hard work, perseverance and the dedication it takes to race, traits reflected in their line of products as well.”center_img CAMARILLO, Calif. – National champions in five IMCA divisions earn contingency awards again this season courtesy of Wilwood Engineering. Information about the com­plete line of high-performance Wilwood products is available at www.wilwood.com or by calling (805) 388-1188. You can also follow them on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and YouTube.last_img read more

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San Francisco High School Mural of George Washington’s Life To Be Covered Up

first_imgA beautifully painted 83-year-old mural of the life of George Washington that was just restored is not going to be covered up at a San Francisco high school due to its “negative depiction of Native Americans.”A unanimous vote by the city’s Board of Education directs George Washington High School staff to come up with a plan to remove the painting from public view.The 1600 square foot mural has to be covered up by paint or solid panels because it is painted directly on the school walls and the process won’t be cheap.Officials say an environmental impact report will be needed and that step could take up to a year and cost between $600 to $800-thousand. Additional murals depicting Asian, African American and Native American citizens in a positive light has also been painted in the school lobby.last_img read more

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Nazira, Golaghat lift titles in 56th Inter-District Volleyball Championship

first_imgOur Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: Nazira and Golaghat bagged men’s and women’s titles in the 56th Inter-District Volleyball Championship which concluded at Boko last night. In the final Nazira defeated Barpeta by 25-18, 25-19 and 25-15. The women’s final was well contested where Golaghat beat Dhemaji by 15-25, 21-25, 27-25, 25-22 and 25-11. Vineet Choudhury of Nazira and Kaveri Bora from Golaghat received the best male and female player award of the meet. The closing function was attended by Deputy Commissioner (Kamrup Rural) Kamal Kumar Baishya, Joint Secretary (Sports) Pankaj Chakraborty, Working President of Assam Volleyball Association Pradip Hazarika and Aditya Rava, EM, Rava Hasang Autonomous Council.Also Read: 56th Inter-District Senior Volleyball Championship beginsAlso Watch: AATASU staged protest against the Citizenship Amendment Act. 2019 in Golaghatlast_img read more

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Other Sports PV Sindhu enters Singapore Open Badminton semi-final, Saina Nehwal knocked out

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Saina Nehwal lost to Nozomi Okuhara in the quarterfinal.Sindhu defeated BWF World Junior Championship bronze-medallist Cai Yanyan.Sindhu has struggled in the past against Okuhara. Singapore City: PV Sindhu survived a scare before making the semifinals but Saina Nehwal was thoroughly outplayed in her straight-game quarterfinal loss on a mixed day for India at the Singapore Open badminton tournament in Singapore on Friday. Rio Games silver-winner Sindhu defeated world No.18 and 2017 BWF World Junior Championship bronze-medallist Cai Yanyan of China 21-13 17-21 21-14 to set up a meeting with former world champion Nozomi Okuhara. It is Sindhu’s second semifinal of the season, following a last-four finish at the India Open last month.     The second-seeded Okuhara, hailing from Japan, didn’t break much sweat on her way to a 21-8 21-13 win over sixth seed Saina, a bronze-medallist at the London Olympics. Sindhu broke off at 5-5 in the opening game to earn the bragging rights but her Chinese rival came back strongly in the second game, opening up a lead of 11-6 at the break. The Indian fought back superbly to narrow the lead to 15-16 before Cai marched ahead to take the match to the decider.RELATED     In the third game, Sindhu once again found her bearings and surged to a lead of 11-5 before the interval. The Indian continued to move ahead and closed out the match comfortably in the end.     In contrast, Saina, who had defeated Okuhara in their last three meetings and also enjoyed a 9-4 advantage ahead of this clash, fell apart against the Japanese in a lop-sided clash.     Okuhara jumped to a 9-0 lead, a gap which Saina failed to breach, collecting only eight points in the first game. In the second, Saina rose to 4-0 but Okuhara clawed back at 6-6 and then turned the tables, reaching 11-8 at the breather. The Japanese then moved ahead at 12-11 and didn’t look back.center_img highlightslast_img read more

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Cricket News Rupa Gurunath, Daughter Of Former BCCI Chief N Srinivasan, Elected President Of TNCA

first_imgChennai: Rupa Gurunath, daughter of former BCCI chief N Srinivasan, was on Thursday elected unopposed as president of the Tamil Nadu Cricket Association (TNCA), making her the first woman to head a state unit of the Indian Board. Rupa is the wife of Gurunath Meiyappan, who is serving a life ban for his involvement in the 2013 Indian Premier League (IPL) spot-fixing scandal.  Rupa was elected at the TNCA’s 87th Annual General Meeting in Chennai.  As the filing of nominations came to a close on Wednesday evening, Rupa’s was the only nomination filed for the post of president, whose election was announced on the floor of the house as per TNCA norms.The TNCA’s Executive meeting on Sunday decided to hold the elections on Thursday. TNCA recently hit the headlines after unnamed officials, coaches and players in its franchise-based Tamil Nadu Premier League were accused of being involved in match-fixing.  The Board of Control for Cricket in India’s (BCCI) Anti Corruption Unit (ACU) has initiated an inquiry into alleged fixing approaches during Tamil Nadu Premier League (TNPL) tournament. BCCI started the probe after few players from the league received ‘messages from certain unknown people’.Also Read | ICC issues ultimatum to BCCI, says it risks losing 2023 World Cup – This is the reason”Some of the players have reported that they received WhatsApp messages from unknown people. We are trying to track back the sender of the message. We have recorded statements of the players,” BCCI’s ACU Chief Ajeet Singh told ANI. According to a report in Indian Express, the investigation by the BCCI’s Anti-Corruption Unit has found rampant corruption in the league. The report also claimed that an India player, an IPL regular and a Ranji Trophy coach are among those who figure in the probe.Also Read | SC restrains N Srinivasan, Niranjan Shah from attending BCCI SGMThe reports also quoted sources saying that bookies and match-fixers, after taking control of a franchise through an illegal deal with the team owner, are running “the team in such a way that they make windfall gain in betting”. The report also said that ACU is likely to lodge an FIR with the state police in the coming days. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Syracuse football freshmen: Blair, Hofrichter, Fredrick, Cross, Henderson

first_imgSyracuse football freshman move-in day is Sunday, and Scott Shafer welcomes a crop of 26 — including early enrollee Matt Keller — onto the team. Here’s a brief look at the third five of the group.Reminder: Original Class of 2015 commit Brandon Ginnetti will arrive in January as part of the Class of 2016 and Trey Dunkelberger is a junior college transfer, so he won’t be included in the freshman class. All physical measurements are according to Scout.Marquise Blair, safety, Wooster (Ohio) High SchoolBlair is the lone four-star prospect in the class and one of two commits from the state of Ohio. He runs a 4.44-second 40-yard dash and could factor as a backup in a secondary that lost three of its four starters, and one other significant contributor in Ritchy Desir. The 6-foot-3, 185-pounder hasn’t definitely qualified academically, per Syracuse.com, but he’s expected to find out soon if he does.Sterling Hofrichter, kicker, Armwood (Florida) High SchoolAdvertisementThis is placeholder textHofrichter impressed Shafer in person, earning him a scholarship en route to verbally committing last June. He has a versatile leg and is able to punt, kick field goals and take kickoffs. He may be in a battle with incumbent Cole Murphy to do so – and dare he even challenge Riley Dixon?Christopher Fredrick, safety, Cedar Grove (Georgia) High SchoolFredrick stands at 6-foot-2 and 180 pounds, running a 4.5-second 40-yard dash. He too — maybe not on the same level as Blair — will push a young secondary to fill the holes of Brandon Reddish, Darius Kelly and Durell Eskridge. Cornerback Julian Whigham is the only returning starter, and Fredrick could help bolster the second line of that unit. He had 30 total tackles in his senior season for Cedar Grove, per MaxPreps.Tyler Cross, defensive tackle, Northview (Georgia) High SchoolAlong with Giudice and Steven Clark, Cross may have to play a bigger role than he thinks with three graduations and the departures of Williams, Isaiah Johnson and Marcus Coleman. It’s a thin, young unit for Syracuse this season and cross may find himself fighting for time with redshirt freshmen Kayton Samuels and Chris Slayton.Troy Henderson Jr., outside linebacker, St. Edward (Ohio) High SchoolHenderson developed a strong relationship with linebackers coach Clark Lea which led to his commitment. He had this to say to The Daily Orange last summer about what he feels he best brings to the table.“I’m able to get off the ball quick, able to get off blocks quick, make plays in the open field and make open-field tackles,” Henderson said. “I’m a very good tackler.”He’ll join a youthful group that will see three sophomores starting in Marqez Hodge, Zaire Franklin and either Jonathan Thomas or Parris Bennett. Comments Related Stories Syracuse football freshmen: Perkins, Fredericks, Clausman, Conway, ByrneSyracuse football freshmen: Strickland, Giudice, Adams, Duerig, CullenSyracuse football freshmen: Ellison, Dungey, Keller, Clark, EaleySyracuse football freshmen: Sheppard, Carter, Pickard, Whitner, Womack, Taylor Published on July 5, 2015 at 4:11 pm Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Frank Howard ‘not anywhere close to right’ in Syracuse’s 60-56 win over Arizona State

first_img Published on March 15, 2018 at 1:35 am Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ DAYTON, Ohio — After two quick turnovers, Frank Howard righted the ship. He scored eight straight points early in the first half. It appeared Syracuse’s only player with NCAA Tournament experience was going to lead it early on.But, Howard didn’t score again until there was 6:36 left in the game.No. 11 seed Syracuse’s (21-13, 8-10 Atlantic Coast) junior point guard wasn’t his usual self. Howard missed two days of practice because of strep throat, only coming back for yesterday’s practice which was lighter than usual according to head coach Jim Boeheim. Howard still played all 40 minutes but had to work much harder in them. Still, he did just enough to help lead SU to a win over No. 11 seed Arizona State (20-12, 8-10 Pacific-12) on Wednesday night at University of Dayton Arena. The win earned SU a berth in the first round of the NCAA Tournament against sixth-seeded Texas Christian University on Friday night in Detroit.“He definitely was not anywhere close to right tonight,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said. “He missed two practice days. Strep throat knocks it out of you.”Howard, SU’s junior point guard who has started every game this season, finished with 12 points. He shot 2-of-7 from deep and 4-for-13 overall, to go along with a pair of turnovers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe takeaways came early, as Howard protected the ball better after the start of the game. Still, the issue was that he wasn’t as involved in the offense as he normally is.“I didn’t really have any legs today,” Howard said. “Some of those shots were short, my game is definitely predicated on my first step. I didn’t really have that explosiveness tonight. I was trying to get my wind back, get my legs back from that sickness.”MORE COVERAGE: Syracuse edges Arizona State, 60-56, to get to NCAA Tournament Round of 64Paschal Chukwu’s clutch free-throw shooting seals No. 11 Syracuse 60-56 victory over No. 11 Arizona StateGallery: Syracuse earns first round berth in NCAA Tournament with 60-56 win over Arizona Statecenter_img Back in February, Howard came to a startling conclusion after studying himself on film: He needed to play bigger. He said smaller guards force him to be “over-quick,” and they can speed him up. ASU’s guards were several inches shorter than him. That fact, combined with his recent battle with strep throat, contributed to his decreased explosiveness on Wednesday night.The Sun Devils who covered Howard varied, and they pressed for nearly the entirety of the game. Howard added that the ASU bench “was hollering,” indicating it was a slight distraction. He knows he has a height advantage in most games, and he’s repeatedly said that he needs to exploit that advantage.But on Wednesday night, Howard said he grew tired. After several SU rebounds, he pointed toward sophomore guard Tyus Battle, signaling for him to bring up the ball instead.Down the stretch, Howard said that some of the extra timeouts that were called helped him get his legs under him. He came out of a timeout with seven minutes left with Syracuse down seven and promptly hit a floater. Howard said that he normally feels that his floater is reliable when he’s on balance. On most of his attempts tonight, he wasn’t.That shot was the first, though, that eventually sparked Syracuse’s comeback run. Howard, along with Battle, shored up the top of SU’s press, constantly pushing ASU’s guards farther away from the basket on their shot attempts. And then he capped the game off with two free throws with 0.4 seconds left.“I was worried about him in the game,” Boeheim said, “and I thought he hung in there. He hung in there pretty good.” Commentslast_img read more

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Gov UdomVisits Injured Akwa Utd Supporters

first_imgInjured supporters of Akwa United Football Club got a pleasant surprise on Sunday when Governor Udom Emmanuel paid an un scheduled visit to them.On Saturday, 27 supporters of Akwa United FC on their way to supporting their darling team in a league match against Enyimba in Port Harcourt got involved in a motor accident that claimed the life of a supporter and left others severely injured.On hearing the news,Governor Udom yesterday morning went to the hospital to soothe the injured where he promised them that government will take full responsibility for their hospital bills. He ordered those whose cases were serious to be transferred to the state specialist hospital and insisted that their case should be treated with utmost priority.“They were on state duty as it were and we must accord them that honour. I came to cheer them up and to tell them that government will make sure theyget the best of treatment until they recover fully,” observed the governor.The state Sports Commissioner, Monday Ukoh, told journalists that he was grateful to the governor for the prompt reaction and interest for the well being of his fellow statesmen.He sympathised with the club for the loss of a life and prayed the good lord to give the supporters club and the family of the bereaved the fortitude to bear the loss.In his reaction, Akwa United FC Chairman, Mr Paul Bassey, said it was a sad day for Akwa Ibom sports and thanked the governor for alleviating the pains of the injured.“You needed to be there to see the relief on their faces as the governor spoke to them individually. I do not think they believed he would come around, but he did, shelving other state engagements. It is a big psychological boost that will quicken their recovery,” stressed Bassey.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Organisers Promise Adequate Security for Fans

first_imgGOTV BOXING NIGHT 13Flykite Promotions, organisers of GOtv Boxing Night 13, have assured fans coming to the event of adequate security.The seven-fight boxing event, which will also feature musical performances by Small Doctor, Simi, Falz and Reekado Banks, will hold onDecember 26 at Landmark Centre, Victoria Island Annex, Lagos. Speaking in Lagos yesterday, CEO of Flykite Promotions, Jenkins Alumona, said the event has a reputation for never having recorded an untoward event in and around the venue since it began in 2014.“We take security very seriously. One of our partners, KSquare Security, is a leading firm in the security sector. Arrangements have been made with them to provide top-tier security in and around the venue to ensure that fans do not have to bother. Don’t also forget that we are providing buses to move fans from the National Stadium to the venue and back to the stadium after the show. The buses are free for ticket-holding fans and we have made security arrangements at the stadium to facilitate easy boarding and disembarking,” he said.Organisers have revealed that tickets for the event are available online@ariiyatickets.com, SLOT and Ebeano Supermarket outlets, Freedom Park and National Stadium.The event will feature two African Boxing Union title fights, featuring two Nigerians-Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph and Olaide “Fijaborn” Fijabi against Egyptian and Kenyan opponents respectively.It will also see Rasheed “Afonja Warrior” Abolaji defend his West African Boxing Union against Arye Ayitteh of Ghana. Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde will seek to win the national light welterweight title when he takes on Chijioke “Painless” Ngige.There are equally three national challenge bouts. The best boxer at the event will go home with N2.5million, while the runners-up will get N1million and N500, 000 respectively.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Gabriella defies rain to win Critchley Salver

first_img29 May 2013 Gabriella defies rain to win Critchley Salver England international Gabriella Cowley shot three-under par in a continuous downpour at Sunningdale to win the Critchley Salver by a shot. Conditions were such that the event was reduced from 36 holes to 18 on the New course. “It was horrendous, it rained from start to finish and it was freezing as well,” said Gabriella, who nevertheless scored 71. The Brocket Hall player made a speedy start and was three-under after four holes. She had two more birdies and a pair of bogeys in the remainder of the round and won by a shot from Gloucestershire champion Jo Hodge. “It’s a lovely one to win and Sunningdale is my favourite course, to even go there is a pleasure,” said Gabriella. She missed only two greens during the round and took advantage of her accuracy with good putting. Gabriella was disappointed with her putting on the last day of the recent English championship, where she was third, and has been working on it since, both at home and at England Performance squad training. “I’ve worked hard on it and it showed because I putted really well at Sunningdale and holed quite a few,” she said. Next stop for the 17-year-old is the German girls’ open, which is played next week and is a qualifying event for the Junior Solheim Cup. Leading final positions Par 74 71 Gabriella Cowley (Brocket Hall) 72 Jo Hodge (The Kendleshire) 74 Emma Tayler (Saunton), Charlotte Thompson (Channels) 75 Claire Smith (Silsden), Emily Slater (Woodhall Spa), Lucy Goddard (Mid Herts), Louisa Tarn (Sunningdale) 76 Elizabeth Swallow (Newbury & Crookham), Chelsea Masters (Highwoods, Bexhill) Charlie Field (Bishop’s Stortford) 77 Amber Ratcliffe (Royal Cromer), Kerry Smith (Waterlooville)last_img read more

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