Batesville Bulldogs softball team traveled to Shelbyville Saturday for their annual softball invite.In the first game they took on the Hamilton Southeastern Royals and taken to school in the second inning where they gave up 9 runs on only 3 hits but committing 6 errors. The final was 16-4. Performing for the Bulldogs were Whitney Axsom going 3-4 and 2 RBI, and Kylie Paul and Gabi Garcia went 1-3.In the second game the Bulldogs took on Beach Grove and brought there bats with them. Scoring 8 runs in 5 innings and defensively held their opponents to just 2 runs the Bulldogs appeared to be in control. Beach Grove however had different plans as they scored 2 in the 6th and 3 in the 7th before Kelsey Huffner shut the door making the final out on a nice play at short. The final was 8-7. Key performers for the Bulldogs were Kara Obermeyer going 2-3, and Gabi Garcia, Bre Hartman, Kylie Paul, and Whitney Axsom all going 2-4.The Bulldogs are now 5-14 on the season. They will host East Central on Monday evening at 730pm in a makeup from last weeks rain out!Courtesy of Bulldogs Todd Reed.
DAVENPORT, Iowa (May 19) – The IMCA Modified Madness 50 special, scheduled for tonight (Friday) at Davenport Speedway, has been postponed due to weather. The event will be run next Friday, May 26.The event features IMCA Modifieds racing for $2,000 to win purse. Also racing will be the Petersen Plumbing & Heating IMCA Late Models, the Koehler Electric Street Stocks and the Hawkeye Auto IMCA SportMods competing for weekly track points.Davenport Speedway is located at the Mississippi Valley Fairgrounds, on West Locust Street in Davenport. Pit gates open at 4:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m., with hot laps at 6:15 p.m. and racing at 6:45 p.m.For more information, visit the davenportspeedway.com website or call 563 652-5302.
By Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. (May 22) – Despite some morning showers, things are looking up for the Salina Speedway as racing will happen tonight (Friday).With only one race in the books so far, on May 1, Mother Nature has prevailed each of the last two weekends. Anticipation from race fans and race teams have prompted track officials to do everything in their power to get people back on track as the season hopes to now set in full swing.Six divisions will be in action tonight: BSB Manufacturing NeSmith Late Models, 1st Class Chassis IMCA Modifieds, Coors Light IMCA Stock Cars, Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMods, Auto House Mod Lites, and Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks.As a result of area rainouts, all new drivers registering tonight will have their registration fee waived.The event is sponsored by Will Electric and Glass Masters. Adult grandstand admission is $10, seniors (55 and over) are price, and kids 15 and under and both active and retired military personnel are free.Pit gates open at 5 p.m., the grandstand opens at 5:30 p.m. and hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing to follow.
highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “Since the new manager came in there is a new flow, they played good games and have won a lot and that is building confidence in the team,” said Liverpool midfielder Georginio Wijnaldum.”It’s also a home game for them so they will have a lot of confidence as they don’t have the problems they had before.”Solskjaer has lifted his side into the Champions League places and knows any chance he has of becoming the next permanent manager probably hinges on staying there.But defender Luke Shaw says the interim boss, known for his sunny demeanor, is capable of showing some steel.”You know, Ole does it at the right time (shows another side),” Shaw told MUTV.”He knows how good we can be and, if we’re not up to his standards or the standards of Manchester United, he will certainly let you know.”We’ve had a few moments like that where we might have been comfortable in a game but got a bit sloppy. He’s the manager and he tells the players what he wants. It’s good and what we need sometimes, a kick up the backside from the manager, if we’re getting too comfortable.”Despite showing incredible tenacity to stay on the edge of the Premier League title race, Tottenham has gone under the radar, with Manchester City and Liverpool the constant focus. But four straight league victories have kept Spurs in the hunt for their first English top-flight title since 1961 — and they are getting ready to welcome talisman, Harry Kane, back into the fold.”He is doing very well and maybe he is going to be available at Burnley (on Saturday),” said Pochettino.”Harry is an animal and wants to be ready as soon as possible. In the last 10 days he has been fantastic and having him back available is a fantastic boost for everyone.”Roy Hodgson will become the oldest manager in Premier League history when Crystal Palace take on Leicester.The former Liverpool and England boss will break Bobby Robson’s record for the Premier League era, which has stood since Robson’s final game at Newcastle in August 2004.He will be 71 years and 199 days old on Saturday.The pair are among four managers to take charge of a Premier League game in their 70s, with former United boss Alex Ferguson and Cardiff’s Neil Warnock also part of the exclusive club. Liverpool will be up against United on Sunday. Manchester City will be playing Chelsea. Currently, Liverpool is table toppers. New Delhi: Liverpool will be up against Manchester United on Sunday of what could be their toughest challenge in Premier League. As of now, Liverpool tops the table with Manchester City occupying the second spot. Going forward, every point will be crucial for men-in-red as they look to continue their dominance.On the other hand, Manchester City will lock horns against Chelsea in the League Cup final. Interestingly, the encounter will be played on the same day as of Liverpool. The team will be looking to regain the momentum to open up a three-point lead.In the last encounter between two sides, Liverpool was at its best as they thumped 3-1 at Anfield in the last match of Jose Mourinho’s reign in December but they are transformed under interim boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and are back in the top four.If Spurs beat Burnley and Liverpool slip up, Mauricio Pochettino’s men will be just two points behind City and Liverpool, with all three clubs having played 27 matches.AFP Sport picks out some of the main talking points ahead of this weekend’s Premier League fixtures.Liverpool knows that a win at Old Trafford — where they have won just twice in the league since 2004 — would be a huge statement of intent as they hunt their first English top-flight title since 1990.Klopp’s men are 14 points clear of United but they will be facing a different team from the one they demolished in December, courtesy of a goal from Sadio Mane and two from Xherdan Shaqiri.
United States : Canadian sensation Bianca Andreescu toppled sixth-ranked Elina Svitolina 6-3, 2-6, 6-4 on Friday and will face Wimbledon champion Angelique Kerber for the WTA title in Indian Wells. Germany’s Kerber, ranked eighth in the world, ended Belinda Bencic’s 12-match winning streak with a 6-4, 6-2 victory to reach the final in the California desert for the first time in her third semi-final appearance.Kerber won the last four games of the opening set and the last three games of the second to subdue Bencic, who was coming off her first WTA title in four years in Dubai. The 22-year-old Swiss, whose career was disrupted by a string of back and wrist injuries, had beaten six top-10 players in her winning streak, including world number one and defending Indian Wells champion Naomi Osaka in the fourth round here.But she couldn’t find a way past Kerber, who broke Bencic from 30-0 down in the final game of the opening set. Kerber dropped her serve in the opening game of the second set but broke Bencic twice to lead 3-1 before the Swiss clawed back another break. But Kerber, taking full advantage of Bencic’s 27 unforced errors in the match, won the next three games, to clinch it.”It’s always tough to play against Belinda,” Kerber said.”She played so great in the past few weeks.”I was trying to focus only on my side of the court. I was trying to play concentrated, and going for it when I had the chance.”I really enjoy the semi-finals here – it was already twice here, and I’m really happy to be in the final for the first time now.” Kerber, 31, will be playing 18-year-old Andreescu for the first time.”I’m really looking forward to a really tough battle. She’s here as a wild card, and she beat a lot of good players,” Kerber said. “She has nothing to lose, she enjoys her tennis and she’s a great player.” Andreescu, ranked 60th in the world after starting the year at 152, continued a stellar run that included a quarter-final victory over former world number one Garbine Muguruza. She’s the first wild card to reach the women’s final at Indian Wells. Bianca Andreescu toppled sixth-ranked Elina Svitolina 6-3, 2-6, 6-4.Kerber won the last four games of the opening set and the last three games.The 22-year-old Swiss, whose career was disrupted by a string of back and wrist injuries, had beaten six top-10 players in her winning streak. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.
… OSCL 2017 season climaxes this weekendBy Frederick HalleyTORONTO, Canada – The Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL) 2017 season climaxes this weekend with non-stop action at the Ashtonbee playing fields, Scarborough, here in what is forecast to be excellent weather conditions.First up on Saturday are the finals of the Norman Sue Bakery (NSB)-sponsored 15-over tournament. followed by the Conference A and B playoffs championships finals on Sunday.Already assured of the Conference A regular season (20 overs) championship after tallying 67 points and with the Caribbean Sensation 10/10 trophy firmly in their grip, Dant face an uphill task to once again retain both the NSB title and the Conference crown.Unlike last season when they only suffered one defeat, Dant’s vulnerability has been exposed this time around with losses to Saturday’s opponents Sunshine, East Coast Bannas whom they face on Sunday and Rems during three regular season games.They also got a scare from Rems in the NSB semi-final but managed to scrape home by the slimmest of margins and also qualified for Sunday’s final with close two-wicket victory over Better Hope.Taking the above into consideration, Dant will need to pull out all the stops when they clash with Sunshine in Saturday’s final if they are to come out on top.When the same two teams met last year, in what was billed as the clash of the Titans, Dant emerged victorious in a one-sided affair, prompting Sunshine skipper Mahendranauth ‘Bobby’ Parasnauth to admit that his team “failed to bring their A game” into the day’s contest. They certainly have a chance to redeem themselves on Saturday.Dant, who are missing the services of all-rounder Shaun Deonandan through injury, still have a formidable force in the likes of Riaz Kadir, former Guyana and West Indies Under-19 batsman Hemnarine Chattergoon, skipper Loaknauth Ramsuchit, former Guyana captain Damodar Daesrath, Yadram Bogh, Satroahn ‘Blade’ Balkarran, Rabindra Diaram and Bholanuth Sukhu.Meanwhile, EC Bannas manager Mark Khan is supremely confident that his charges are capable of stopping Dant in their tracks on Sunday and boasted that the regular season win was no fluke.Trevon GarrawayAccording to Khan, EC Bannas, who defeated Sunshine in last Sunday’s semi-final, are raring to go under the astute leadership of former Guyana player Trevon Garraway. Apart from Garraway, who has been among the runs and wickets during the season, the batting also hinges on Krishna Deosarran while Conference A’s leading wicket-taker Amit Pooran, former Guyana Under-19 player Eon Katchay and Garraway are all capable bowlers.Saturday’s B Conference final, featuring Wakenaam and GTA Storm B promises to be an intriguing affair with bragging rights clearly at stake. While Wakenaam had an excellent season but faltered in last Sunday’s regular season semi-final, it’s been a mixed bag for GTA Storm who have played well in the knockout games but disappointingly in the 20-over tournament.Another big match-up on Sunday is the B Conference final where regular season champions Enmore tangle with Restoration Warriors for the playoffs crown.Enmore skipper Shiv Persaud, who had a dream season by placing third in the batting aggregate with 331 runs and topping the bowling with 30 wickets, will be aiming to replicate those feats while former Guyana Under-19 player Steve Ramdas is expected to play a major role.Among the big names in Restoration Warriors are former Guyana and West Indies B team batsman Krishna Arjune, skipper Ravi Bodo and their leading wicket-taker Rajindra Persaud.Apart from the two major finals on Saturday, there are also the A and B conferences consolation finals. EC Bannas and Rebels clash in Conference A while Ramblers and Good Success battle in Conference B.
by Joey PaganoBill Aris would run out of fingers if he tried to count the number of championship teams he has coached at Fayetteville-Manlius. For both the boys and girls cross country teams, he’s created an environment where winning is the expectation, and now there will be a book about it.In “Amazing Racers,” to be released on Aug. 6, author Mark Bloom digs into the success the program has experienced and uncovers how Aris taught his teams to create their own luck through a devotion to what they love. Bloom said Aris challenges his athletes to strive to be more mature than their peers. Aris convinces the runners to live, train and think at high levels and have a sense of community and team values, Bloom said, and that pushes the young runners to exceed expectations.“Going into a race, we always had the mindset that we were going to run as hard as we could for each other, no matter what,” said Reilly Madsen, who ran under Aris for five years. “When the pain sets in, you always keep pushing for the six other girls, because they are doing the very same for you.”In order to thrive, Aris said, the athletes must buy into the program, which is based on Percy Cerutty’s ‘Stotan’ philosophy. He said Cerutty, an Australian coach in the 1950s and 60s, provided him with a foundation for a coaching style with his emphasis on a well-balanced approach. Tags: cross countryF-M “I basically adapted his approach to the high school level, not adhering to it to the level of the Olympic athletes he coached but infusing aspects of it to the aspiring high school runner and teams,” he said. “His approach, and mine, involved the development of the whole person — mind, body and spirit.”Bloom said that same approach is what convinced him that this program was worthy of writing a book about. He said as a runner himself, he could relate to the culture Aris has created at F-M and continues to apply the ‘Stotan’ mindset to his life.While he didn’t begin writing “Amazing Racers” until a few years ago, Bloom said he has been observing the F-M cross country program for nearly two decades.“As I observed the F-M athletes, and coach Aris, from their emergence onto the national scene in 2004,” he said, “I was convinced their unique approach to excellence provided a wonderful opportunity for a journalistic inquiry.”Aris said challenging high school athletes has an element today that it didn’t have when he started, simply because society has become selfish and individualized. With social media, it’s easier for teenagers to only think about themselves, but he tries to teach his athletes to strive for humility and selflessness, he said.“Self-promotion is something I have always avoided, letting the results speak for themselves and then moving on to the next challenge,” Aris said. “By focusing on team first, each kid is able to devote themselves to something greater than themselves – all of their team, that is, and in doing so, the kids become better runners individually while making their teams improve.”Sophie Ryan, who like Madsen started with the F-M varsity in eighth grade and is now continuing her cross country career at the University of Utah, agreed, saying that Aris created an unselfish environment by emphasizing that everybody on the team shared one goal: winning.The now-64-year-old coach tells his players that they aren’t “world beaters” themselves and make the impossible, possible when they unite as one, Ryan said.Alluding to the culture, Madsen said Aris taught her and her teammates to seize opportunities. It was about being humble and appreciating each opportunity as individuals, while also taking advantage of the chances to compete with – and for – their teammates.“The F-M team success is unique in all of running and sports itself,” Bloom said. “In my 50-plus years as a journalist in the running field, I’ve never encountered anything like it. Hopefully “Amazing Racers” does (them) justice.”Share this:FacebookTwitterLinkedInRedditComment on this Story
MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. — It’s OK now.No, there’s nothing really stunning about punching up a decapitated Central Michigan team. As a matter of executing a game plan and outplaying a less talented team, Saturday’s game was a success — what else do you call a 40-3 win? More importantly, though, it offered a glimpse of what Syracuse looks like as a winning football team.No such view existed after SU beat Villanova, 27-26, in double overtime to start the season. When Scott Shafer publicly thanked Orange fans for attending, he may as well have also been apologizing. If Syracuse owed its fans anything on Saturday, it was a collective “you’re welcome,” for being the best and, at times, only team on the field at Kelly/Shorts Stadium.“I had a lot of doubts in my mind whether I screwed some things up in that Villanova game,” Shafer said after the Orange’s win on Saturday. “You have a heart-to-heart with yourself and as coaches we knew what we wanted to do. We wanted to work at it.”In turn, SU’s dismantling of a CMU team without Thomas Rawls, the running back it shamelessly depended on, was more a consistent pounding than any sort of dazzling blowout. That’s how Syracuse is best set to win whenever it plays, whoever it plays.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThat’s what Syracuse is, in the week before it begins play against major conference opposition — a team than can shine, but must grind.“I’m not going to tell you the kids were feeling good coming into the game,” Shafer said. “I know they were sore. But that’s what we have to be at Syracuse. We have to be a tough football team.”If Syracuse’s blueprint of a breakneck offense comes to fruition, games against teams like Central Michigan will effectively end before halftime.Instead, the Orange chipped away, holding CMU on defense and threatening but not finishing on offense. Central Michigan started to crack, first, when Chippewas’ quarterback Cooper Rush was called for intentional grounding in the end zone, resulting in a safety off a blitz from SU linebacker Cam Lynch.“That’s our plan, right, stop the run and then make the other team play left-handed a little bit,” SU defensive line coach Tim Daoust said.The SU defensive front doesn’t need to be any more stylish. Anyone who wants to see Lynch attempt a front flip off of Eric Crume’s shoulders before making a sack isn’t a Syracuse coach. It won’t happen.But sleeker opponents await SU. Running them off the field on either side of the ball just isn’t reality yet. The talent gap Syracuse enjoyed between itself and CMU doesn’t exist in the rest of the Orange’s schedule. If anyone wants to see Jamal Custis running more end-arounds, they’ll have to watch 3-yard pileups on offense and batted passes on defense first.The Orange still has to play rugged before it can play sexy — against Central Michigan, Maryland or Florida State.“For me it’s on to the next, you know, we have Maryland coming up,” cornerback Julian Whigam said. “I want to feel good, a couple minutes, couple hours, the rest of the day and then as soon as Sunday hits, focus on the game.”Saturday’s consistency will have to be reflected in the rest of the season against any opponent.But in Mount Pleasant, Michigan, a town of 26,000, a team can reset its season and find itself. Punching an opposing linebacker in the face one week can be forgotten 14 days later by a finger to the scoreboard. And it doesn’t matter what lights it up, as long as it’s the right team’s points. Comments Published on September 15, 2014 at 12:10 am Facebook Twitter Google+
Heaney believes he could have pitched Sunday if needed.“I think that this is something before I would’ve kept pitching until something blew up,” he said. “That’s never the right way to go about it. I just thought I would be more proactive, try and be a little bit more honest. Sometimes it’s hard. You don’t want to like admit defeat.”Peters, 26, is 1-0 with a 4.15 ERA in four games with the Angels this season. He was 4-1 with a 6.47 ERA in 13 games at Triple-A.WAIVER CLAIMThe Angels claimed left-handed reliever Adalberto Mejia prior to Saturday’s game. The 26-year-old left-hander had an 8.80 ERA in 13 appearances with the Twins this season.Mejia, who is out of options, was designated for assignment July 13. Right-handers batted .310 (13 for 42) against him, but lefties batted just .188 (3 for 16). He was on the injured list with a right calf strain from May 1 to July 2.The Angels have gotten only nine relief appearances from left-handed pitchers this season, the fewest in the majors.Mejia will wear number 49.ALSOAusmus said Felix Peña (Tuesday) and Jaime Barría (Wednesday) will start the two games against the Dodgers next week. … The injury to Heaney hasn’t altered the Angels’ plan to use JC Ramirez as a relief pitcher upon his return, Ausmus said. Ramirez is working his way back from Tommy John surgery last year. … The Angels aren’t moving Trevor Cahill into the rotation for now either. “He’s pitching well lately,” Ausmus said. “To his credit, when we put him in the ’pen he said he’s good with anything. He’s got a great attitude. He’s done a nice job for us lately.” … The Angels will air Tyler Skaggs’ memorial service on a tape delay at 7 p.m. Monday on Fox Sports West. The network previously planned to air the private service live. … A re-broadcast of the July 12 no-hitter against the Mariners will follow.UP NEXTAngels (LHP Dillon Peters) at Mariners (LHP Yusei Kikuchi), 1 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830-AM “I tried pitching through it,” he said. “It just didn’t really recover. It’s something that if we get in front of it now, have a good two months at the end of the year hopefully, if we let it keep getting worse and worse and worse, not only does it make it harder to pitch, but it’s also never really going to bounce back.”The Astros rocked Heaney for nine hits and two runs in 4 ⅓ innings Tuesday, his most recent start. Heaney didn’t feel 100 percent that day, but declined to use the shoulder as an excuse. He said the injury affected his recovery more than his performance. He did not throw a bullpen after his last start.Heaney isn’t sure how much down time he’ll need before he can resume throwing.“Maybe a few days without throwing, getting some treatment, see how quickly I can bounce back,” he said.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone The same stiff shoulder caused the Angels to push back Heaney’s first start after the All-Star break, giving him 10 days of rest between his last two outings. It wasn’t enough time to avoid the IL, however. Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros SEATTLE – Andrew Heaney doesn’t believe his next stint on the injured list will be as long as his last.Heaney was placed on the 10-day injured list with left shoulder inflammation Saturday. He was scheduled to start against the Seattle Mariners on Sunday. Left-hander Dillon Peters will be recalled from Triple-A Salt Lake and make the start instead, Angels manager Brad Ausmus said.Heaney, who is 1-3 with a 5.09 ERA in nine starts this season, missed two months with inflammation in his left elbow. This is the first time he has ever gone to the IL with a shoulder injury.An MRI revealed no structural damage, only inflammation, leaving Heaney optimistic that he can return quickly. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
The governor of Minnesota Minnesota Vikings should suspend superstar back Adrian Peterson indefinitely.Mark Dayton released a statement on Tuesday saying he believes the Vikings should sit Peterson down until his child abuse case is resolved in Montgomery County, Texas.As Atlanta Daily World has reported, Peterson was indicted on one count of reckless or negligent injury to a child Friday, stemming from an incident earlier this year when he used a switch to discipline his son, and he will make his first appearance in court on Oct. 8. His case might not go to trial until next year, however, and the Vikings announced on Monday that Peterson will be allowed to play while his case is being decided.Wrong move, says Dayton.“It is an awful situation,” he said in a statement provided to The Associated Press. “Yes, Mr. Peterson is entitled to due process and should be ‘innocent until proven guilty.’ However, he is a public figure; and his actions, as described, are a public embarrassment to the Vikings organization and the state of Minnesota. Whipping a child to the extent of visible wounds, as has been alleged, should not be tolerated in our state. Therefore, I believe the team should suspend Mr. Peterson, until the accusations of child abuse have been resolved by the criminal justice system.“However, I will not turn my back on the Vikings and their fans, as some have suggested. The Vikings belong to Minnesota — and in Minnesota. This has been the team’s only home, and our citizens, including myself, have been its most dedicated fans.”Dayton’s statements come the day after the Vikings announced that Peterson would practice this week and play Sunday against the New Orleans Saints. Shortly after the news conference the team held to announce that decision, the Radisson hotels chain — whose logo was on a press banner behind Vikings general manager Rick Spielman as he discussed the decision — announced it was suspending its sponsorship of the team.A television station in Houston reported Monday that Peterson faced a similar accusation regarding another son in 2013, however.