Bulldogs Knock Off 1A #1 Jets

first_imgThe Batesville Bulldogs defeated #1 in 1A Hauser 2-1 on Tuesday after taking the lead late in the game. The game was tied at one with the Bulldogs batting in the bottom of the sixth when Alex Pattingill threw a wild pitch allowing one run across the plate for Batesville.The pitching was strong on both sides. Caleb Raab struck out seven, while Hauser pitchers sat down seven.Hauser knotted the game up at one in the top of the fourth inning. Trey Johnson singled on a 1-2 count, scoring one run.Raab was the winning pitcher for the Bulldogs. He surrendered one run on three hits over seven innings, striking out seven and walking zero.Parker Eickbush took the loss for Hauser. He went one and two-thirds innings, allowing one run on zero hits and striking out two.Aaron Mee started the game for Hauser. He went four innings, allowing one run on four hits and striking out fourTrey Heidlage, Quinn Werner, and Drew Kiefer all had one hit. Calvin Sherwood led the Bulldogs with two hits.The win makes the Bulldogs 11-10 as they head back to conference play on Thursday vs. Rushville.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Justin Tucker.last_img read more

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Messi furious as media exposes meeting with new Barca coach  Koeman

first_img read also:Don’t allow Lionel Messi to leave, Ronaldo warns Barcelona Moreover, the 33-year-old is said to be angered not because he feels what has been reported is a misrepresentation of the meeting, but that the radio station is known to be openly in support of Bartomeu’s administration. It serves to highlight the growing tension between Messi and the club’s hierarchy, with the star attacker rumoured to believe that the board are trying to portray him as a bad guy to force him out of the club. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona ace, Lionel Messi, is furious over leaks reaching the press of his meeting with coach Ronald Koeman. Following Thursday’s meeting, RAC1 reports that Messi told Koeman that he was more ‘outside the club than inside’ and that he had little faith in president Josep Bartomeu to steady the ship. Clarin says Messi is furious that details have emerged from his private meeting with Koeman.Advertisement Loading… center_img Promoted ContentA Lot More People Should See Hanna’s Fantastic Bread Masterpieces6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future6 Stunning Bridges You’ll Want To See With Your Own Eyes5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way9 Movie Scenes That Got Re-Shot Because Viewers Didn’t Like Them10 Risky Jobs Some Women Dolast_img read more

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California muffler rule revised for 2014 season

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – The Flowmaster Delta Force 40 Series race muffler part number 53545-10 will be highly recommended but not required for use in IMCA sanctioned events in California this season.“Historically, we want to give drivers time to comply with rule changes of significance,” explained IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root. “This is one such change. We will continue moving toward compliance with local and state ordinances in the event the muffler must be mandated.”“We encourage our drivers in California to use this muffler not only for noise ordinance compliance but for consistency,” he added. “It will ease the minds of racers, promoters, tech officials and local authorities because noise issues have the potential to jeopardize track operations or racing, period.”IMCA will continue to monitor noise issues in the state throughout the season.“We recommend drivers purchase the Flowmaster muffler but if there is any other substantiated way drivers can meet local guidelines we will recommend that as well,” Root said. “Unfortunately there is no independent source for such certification while the potential fines and legal implications for tracks are considerable. It’s important for drivers to understand that.”The initial announcement on Flowmaster muffler use in California was made in December.last_img read more

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Wilson works lapped traffic, survives brush with backstretch wall to win Smackdown at Lone Star

first_imgBy Darin ShortKILGORE, Texas (Feb. 15) – Running in lapped traffic much of the way kept Saturday’s Sprint Smackdown at Lone Star Speedway a challenge for Chad Wilson.That contact with the backstretch wall at midway made the season-opening event for IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars even more interesting for the defending national champion.Wilson started from the 25-lapper from the pole, lost the lead briefly to Marcus Thomas and then rallied to take the $1,200 checkers, winning the Smackdown for the second straight year.“Getting this win was a really good way for us to start the season,” he said. “We got into lapped traffic really quick early in the race but it was easy to pass the first 12 laps. After the caution it wasn’t as easy. The track started to take rubber and it was a lot harder to get through lapped traf­fic.”The only caution of the contest came on the 15th circuit. Wilson had already worked his way back to the front at that point, despite a nasty brush with the wall coming out of turn two.“I’d slid up, got into the wall and damaged my right rear wheel shortly before Marcus passed me,” he said. “I thought the tire would go flat with how hard I hit the stupid thing.”His margin of victory over Thomas was two car lengths.Junior Jenkins braved the higher line in his flawless run to third while 18th starting Tim Crawley was fourth.Josh Hawkins rounded out the top five. Logan Scherb had raced all the way to second before a late spin, then wheeled his way all the way back to sixth.Feature results – 1. Chad Wilson; 2. Marcus Thomas; 3. Junior Jenkins; 4. Tim Crawley; 5. Josh Hawkins; 6. Logan Scherb; 7. Bryan Debrick; 8. Dale Weston; 9. Weldon Buford; 10. Tucker Doughty; 11. Dustin Woods; 12. Robert Vetter; 13. Larry Howrey; 14. Martin Edwards; 15. Regan Hawkins; 16. Neil McCarl; 17. Ian Looper; 18. Butch David; 19. Steve Holland; 20. Alan Myers; 21. Tommy Hall; 22. Claud Estes Jr.; 23. D.J. Estes; 24. Josh McCord.last_img read more

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Bordeaux Coach Gives Reason Why Maja is not Getting Enough Playing…

first_img“His main strong characteristic is the ability to strike even in small spaces.“All the rest he works to improve it to have a good volume of play with and without a ball, to help the team. He has already done so. I hope and I am sure he will help us”.With Jimmy Briand ruled out of Sunday’s match against OGC Nice, Maja stands a good chance of making the starting line-up.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bordeaux coach Paulo Sousa has explained why Super Eagles striker Josh Maja is not getting enough minutes at the French Ligue 1 club.The former Sunderland wonderkid has the title of being the most efficient Nigerian striker playing in the top five European Leagues, scoring a goal every 123 minutes. Of his 22 appearances for Bordeaux in all competitions this season, Maja has managed only seven starts, including five in Ligue 1.“Josh is still a player at the moment who needs a team that has good control of the ball to be as close as possible to the opponent’s area because he is a player in small spaces in our team who can do the difference,” Web Girondins quoted Sousa as saying.last_img read more

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Injury lawsuit doesn’t befit Johnson

first_imgOn a mellow Monday in late September 2009, Stafon Johnson nearly died.The senior USC running back was bench-pressing 275 pounds when the bar fell on his neck, crushing his throat. Johnson was rushed to the hospital for emergency surgery and luckily, after hours under the knife, was in critical and stable position.After a few more surgeries and endless hours of therapy, Johnson miraculously stepped onto the football field once more. Although he was not able to suit up for the Trojans again, he made an appearance in the Senior Bowl.Although no team selected Johnson in the NFL draft, the Tennessee Titans signed Johnson the next day.Johnson had not only cheated death, but he had overcome that freak accident to accomplish his dream of playing on Sundays. It was a feel-good story for the Trojan Family.That is, until Monday, when Johnson filed a lawsuit against USC and former assistant strength coach Jamie Yanchar. Johnson is seeking unspecified damages.Not such a feel-good story after all. Not when the lawyers get involved.USCRipsit.com, the Trojans’ official blog, reported soon after the accident that Johnson was bench-pressing with a spotter when the bar unexpectedly slipped and fell on his neck. It was chalked up to an accident.Turns out the details of that day are still in dispute. In a press conference Monday, Carl Douglas, Johnson’s lawyer, said the bar did not slip but was “knocked out” of the running back’s hands.“What we say occurred is that the bar was basically knocked out of his hand, causing it to fall on Stafon’s neck, almost causing him to die,” Douglas said.How exactly Johnson will prove that remains to be seen, but the ensuing legal struggle will be yet another black eye for USC.Assuming Johnson is successful, USC could wind up paying for the money the running back would have received in the NFL had he not been injured.Problem is, there is no way to scientifically determine how much Johnson’s stock fell because of the injury. It is hard to know whether Johnson would have been drafted even if the injury had not occurred.He did not exactly put up breathtaking numbers at USC: 1,552 yards and 19 touchdowns while playing four years in USC’s crowded backfield. In 2008, his best season, he rushed for 705 yards and nine touchdowns.But make no mistake, his lawyers will spew out a very lucrative number to cover the unspecified damages.There is no doubt that Johnson was an inspiring Trojan who played with heart every snap. Doctors said that the injury to his neck would have probably been fatal if he was not already in such great physical shape. He was a vocal leader for the Trojans before the accident and a rallying cry of inspiration afterward.“This lawsuit has not reduced in any way my love for the cardinal and gold,” Johnson said, according to the Los Angeles Times.Nice try.Johnson’s reputation, at least in the eyes of USC fans, will be irrevocably damaged. USC responded to the suit in a statement, maintaining, “it was not at fault” and was “disappointed” with the turn of events.The university seemingly did everything in its power to help Johnson recover.Maybe USC should cover all his medical expenses (Johnson said it covered only part of them), but anything beyond that makes Johnson appear to be bringing up an old grievance because his NFL career might not work out.The timing of Johnson’s lawsuit seems odd, as well.In another turn of bad luck, Johnson broke his fibula and sprained his ankle in a Titans preseason game. He was placed on injured reserve for the entire season.Though Titans coach Jeff Fisher said he intends to bring Johnson back next season, there is no guarantee that he will.According to the Los Angeles Times. Douglas said he had spoken to USC beforehand, but was forced to take legal action when the two sides could not find common ground. It is not clear when Douglas first approached USC.To suggest that Johnson is filing this lawsuit now because his future in the NFL is on the ropes seems out of character for Johnson. But it does seem like a smart business move.And maybe that’s what it comes down to. As we’ve been reminded so many times over the years, it’s all about the bottom line in the end.But Johnson seemed better than that. Whenever I think back on his USC days, I’m reminded of the first time he spoke publicly after the accident. In a raspy, barely audible voice, Johnson repeated the words of his late grandfather: “God has a plan. Run Stafon, run.”Instead of focusing on running again in the NFL, Johnson is running to the court room. And now that he is speaking again, he’s saying all the wrong things.“Middle Ground” runs Tuesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Josh at jjovanel@usc.edu.last_img read more

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Dundalk suffer disappointment in Europa League

first_imgDundalk remain in second place in the group standings – a point ahead of Maccabi Tel Aviv, who defeated AZ Alkmaar.However, Dundalk could be crowned League of Ireland champions later tonight.Title rivals Cork City have to beat St Pat’s at Turners Cross in order to have any chance of dethroning the defending champions, who aren’t in action again until Sunday.Also tonight in the Airtricity League Premier Division, Derry City entertain Sligo Rovers at the Brandywell, while Galway United are at home to Longford Town.Those games all kick-off at 19:45, but there’s two 8pm starts – Shamrock Rovers entertain Bray Wanderers at the Tallaght Stadium and Finn Harps and Wexford Youths meet in a game that the Youths have to win if they’re to overtake Harps in the race to avoid finishing in the relegation play-off spot. Dundalk’s Europa League adventure suffered it’s first disappointment last night as Zenit St Petersburg came from behind to claim a 2-1 win at the Tallaght Stadium.Robbie Benson’s swerving shot in the 52nd minute had briefly given Stephen Kenny’s side a chance to claim what would have been their biggest win of their remarkable season.But the Russian giants fought-back with goals from Robert Mak and Brazilian interantional Giuliano to take control of Group D.last_img read more

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Danny Welbeck makes welcome return for Arsenal

first_imgDanny Welbeck played an hour of Arsenal’s Under-21 encounter with Brighton on Friday afternoon having been out for almost 10 months with a knee injury.The 25-year-old forward underwent surgery in September for the problem after initially injuring his knee in April – with manager Arsene Wenger unable to react to the news by bringing in another striker as the summer transfer window had just closed.Welbeck, who moved to Arsenal from Manchester United in the summer of 2014, has therefore not turned out for the first-team this season but continued on his path of recovery by playing 60 minutes of a Barclays Under-21 league clash against the Seagulls at Arsenal’s London Colney training base.Arsenal led 3-0 when Welbeck was replaced by Josh Dasilva but the England international did not manage to get himself on the scoresheet – although he did play for longer than Wenger had anticipated.Talking about the striker’s return ahead of the game, Wenger said he hopes to have Welbeck back in first-team contention in as little as three weeks.”I believe that he needs to play two or th ree games before thinking about coming back into the first team,” the Frenchman said at his weekly press conference.”He has not played for 10 months so we need to be patient with him. He has good basic fitness but after it is competitive decision-making and he needs to get used to that again.”We can organise games internally without being official games and I think in the next three weeks he should be available.”With Arsenal having failed to score in their last three league games, Wenger will welcome the return of Welbeck, while England boss Roy Hodgson will no doubt keep a close eye on his recovery ahead of this summer’s European Championship.– Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoyFMSports. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Dodgers stay hot with 4-1 victory over Royals

first_imgThey will have to do that in the second half. A back-loaded schedule will have them playing 41 of 72 games after the All-Star break on the road.For now, the home remedy even worked on Kenta Maeda on Friday night.The right-hander allowed five runs in 3-2/3 innings on Sunday in San Diego in one of those three losses, once again putting his status in the starting rotation in doubt. Maeda acknowledged that he has spent the first half aware that any start could be his last.“Yeah, definitely,” he said through his interpreter. “I think there is a focus going into each game, knowing a bad outing could land me back in the bullpen.“Looking back, it was a tough experience being in the bullpen.”That experience might not be over although Roberts said he expects to Maeda to be in the starting rotation to begin the second half. Maeda let slip that he will be ready to start the first or second game after the break, whichever he is “required to pitch.”He wasn’t required to pitch deep into Friday’s game with Roberts keeping a season-long short leash on him. Maeda went five innings, giving up the Royals’ only run in the fourth inning when he gave up a two-out double to Mike Moustakas and an RBI single to Alcides Escobar.An inning later, an inning later, Maeda did his best work of the night after Alex Gordon led off with a double. Royals starter Jason Hammel bunted Gordon to third, but Maeda got Whit Merrifield to hit a grounder right to Chase Utley with the infield in and then struck out Ramon Torres to strand Gordon.The Dodgers wasted their share of opportunities as well, stranding seven baserunners in the first four innings. But they also did some damage with two outs.Three consecutive two-out singles in the fourth by Maeda, Logan Forsythe and Corey Seager produced two runs and gave the Dodgers the lead for good.Yasiel Puig added a solo home run off Hammel in the sixth inning and Chase Utley an RBI double in the eighth (his 1,000th career RBI) to give the Dodgers’ bullpen a little more margin for error.It was Puig’s 16th home run of the season – the most he has hit since 2014 (his first full season in the majors) – and his 43rd RBI, two short of matching last season’s total and third on the team behind All-Stars Cody Bellinger and Seager.It is welcome production from the No. 8 hitter (most nights) and has tamed the annual smoke of trade rumors that usually feature Puig’s name prominently.“You combine where he’s at in the order and the production on top of the defensive play – that’s a plus-player,” Roberts said. “He’s learned to understand situations when the pitcher is behind to be able to take a walk. But if there’s a mistake out over the plate, he has 16 homers and driven in a lot of runs. He’s having a really nice season.”It wasn’t necessary Friday. Josh Fields gave up the only hit the Royals had after Gordon’s double. Brock Stewart followed him and retired all six batters he faced. Kenley Jansen closed it out with a perfect ninth. The Dodgers’ tag-team relay of pitchers retired 15 of the final 16 Royals batters.In a season delayed by shoulder inflammation (or by design), Stewart has made four relief appearances for the Dodgers and thrown nine scoreless innings with eight strikeouts, one walk and only one hit allowed. But he could be on a plane back to Triple-A Oklahoma City on Saturday with right-hander Brandon McCarthy scheduled to come off the DL and start against the Royals. LOS ANGELES >> You can check out any time you want, but you can never leave.Hotter than a guy in a Wookie suit (it was Star Wars Night), the Dodgers shouldn’t be in any hurry to leave California. They have won 16 of their past 17 games at Dodger Stadium after handing the Kansas City Royals a 4-1 defeat Friday night.The extreme heat warning blanketing Southern California might as well apply to the Dodgers. They haven’t left Southern California since June 18, rolling up a 15-3 record in Anaheim, San Diego and L.A. in that time. Their record at home this season (37-11) is the best in baseball. “No, it doesn’t. I didn’t even know that,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said when asked if the home record was one of the many statistics he ponders on a daily basis.“I mean, we love playing at home. It’s nice having our fans and as far as strategy it’s always nice to be at home. That plays into it too. But we expect to win on the road as well.”center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Former tight end Benjamin Watson considering NFL comeback, report says

first_img Colts owner Jim Irsay buys John Lennon’s ‘Sgt. Pepper’ piano Watson and his wife, Kirsten, are expecting twins that could be born as early as next week. The report noted he might be open to playing in the league again “under the right situation” after their arrival.Watson, 38, was selected out of Georgia by the Patriots in the first round of the 2004 draft. He went on to play for the Browns and Ravens in addition to having two stints with the Saints. Related News In an NFL Films video released in December that featured Watson, Kirsten and their five children, he announced his intention to retire at the end of the 2018 season.”I knew coming into this year that it probably would be the last year. And I think our approach was as a family that we were fortunate to come and play for another year, but you kind of know,” Watson said. “It’s been great to be a part of this team and have this sort of winning at this point of my career. But the injuries add up, the body struggles more and more. And it becomes evident that it’s time. Benjamin Watson could be considering a comeback.According to ESPN, which cited unidentified league sources, the veteran tight end is contemplating a return to the NFL for his 16th season. “It’s always a very hard thing, but my mentality this year has definitely been to perform to the best of my ability and fight through different things.”Watson suffered a torn Achilles with the Ravens in 2016, but has since made a full recovery. He played in every game for New Orleans in 2018, logging 35 catches for 400 yards and two touchdowns.In total, he has 530 catches for 5,885 yards and 44 touchdowns over his 15-year career.last_img read more

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