September 23

Southern SportMod Nationals underway at HO’T

first_imgWACO, Texas (Sept. 6) – George Egbert, Jake Upchurch, and Dean Abbey took the top three spots in Friday’s qualifying feature at the Southern SportMod Nationals, at Heart O’ Texas Speed­way. Twelve previous feature winners earned starting positions in the All Star Invitational race that will kick off Saturday’s program. The Sprint Series of Texas and Winged Mini Sprints, A Class and Restrictors, will also be on the card on night two of the ninth annual event. Gates open at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. Results Qualifying feature – 1. George Egbert, Belton; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie; 3. Dean Abbey, Waco; 4. Jon White Jr., Red Oak; 5. Kevin Rutherford, Flower Mound; 6. Chris Coburn, Robin­son; 7. Jarrett Roberts, Temple; 8. Justin Shaw, Sweetwater; 9. Brian Walker, Bruceville; 10. Cody Leonard, Sinton; 11. Keith McCullough, Denison; 12. Don Painter, Austin; 13. Tim McDon­ald, Keller; 14. Gary Fox, Joshua; 15. Kenny Ware, Belton; 16. Wes Cummings, Joshua; 17. Ja­cob Pirkle, Venus; 18. Alex Hickham, Conroe; 19. Albert McCall, Ennis; 20. Ted Thomas, Post; 21. Terry Buzbee, Waco; 22. Johnny Torres, San Antonio; 23. Adam Schwarz, Waco; 24. Sidney Kiphen, Gatesville. 1st heat – 1. Kiphen; 2. White; 3. Fox; 4. Cogburn; 5. James Blaylock, Altus, Okla.; 6. Mitchell Wachsmann, West; 7. Shane Priddy, Abilene; 8. Aaron Browning, West.2nd heat – 1. Ware; 2. McDonald; 3. Chad Hughes, Odessa; 4. Walker; 5. Rickey Morris, Den­ison; 6. Jay Coone, Burleson; 7. George Egbert III, Salado; 8. D.L. Faulkner, San Antonio.3rd heat – 1. Rutherford; 2. McCall; 3. Cummings; 4. Hickham; 5. Painter; 6. Torres; 7. Cody Shaw, Speegleville; 8. Scott Bradley, Belton. 4th heat – 1. Thomas; 2. Upchurch; 3. Justin Shaw; 4. Pirkle; 5. Dean Abbey; 6. Randy Doyle, Killeen; 7. Shane Helton, Artesia, N.M.; 8. Brandon Blaylock, Pflugerville.5th heat – 1. Roberts; 2. Jeff Shepperd, Elm Mott; 3. Leonard; 4. Michael McCullough, Denison; 5. John Freeman, Runaway Bay; 6. Schwarz; 7. Chris Cox, Thornton; 8. James Holder, China Spring. 6th heat – 1. Buzbee; 2. George Egbert; 3. Austin Theiss, Hockley; 4. Keith McCullough; 5. Greg Frazer, Joshua; 6. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche; 7. James Guyton, Moody. 1st “B” feature – 1. Pirkle; 2. Justin Shaw; 3. Dean Abbey; 4. Fox; 5. Cogburn; 6. Doyle; 7. Wachs­mann; 8. James Blaylock; 9. Browning; 10. Priddy; 11. Helton; 12. Brandon Blaylock. 2nd “B” feature – 1. Walker; 2. Holder; 3. Leonard; 4. Schwarz; 5. Coone; 6. Michael McCullough; 7. Hughes; 8. Cox; 9. Morris; 10. Freeman; 11. George Egbert III.3rd “B” feature – 1. Hickham; 2. Keith McCullough; 3. Torres; 4. Cummings; 5. Painter; 6. Frazer; 7. Jeffrey Abbey; 8. Faulkner; 9. Bradley; 10. Theiss; 11. Guyton; 12. Cody Shaw.All Star Invitational Heats 1st heat – 1. Egbert; 2. Michael McCullough; 3. Upchurch; 4. Cogburn; 5. Abbey; 6. Blaylock; 7. Pirkle; 8. Priddy.2nd heat – 1. Shaw; 2. Fox; 3. Torres; 4. Doyle; 5. Kiphen; 6. Thomas; 7. Kevin Rutherford; 8. Holder; 9. Coone.last_img read more

August 13

The Premier League’s longest winning streaks

first_imgSpurs ended Chelsea’s runLondon, United Kingdom | AFP | Chelsea fell short of becoming the first team to win 14 consecutive matches within the same English top-flight season after losing 2-0 at Tottenham Hotspur on Wednesday.Here are the longest winning streaks since England’s top division was relaunched as the Premier League in 1992:11 wins: Chelsea (April-September 2009)The 2008-09 season was a tumultuous one for Chelsea, with Luiz Felipe Scolari sacked as manager in February after only seven months in charge. But the team recovered form under interim manager Guus Hiddink and finished the season with a run of five successive wins. Scolari’s permanent successor, Carlo Ancelotti, picked up where Hiddink had left off, overseeing six straight wins at the start of a season that would end with a free-scoring Chelsea team crowned league champions and FA Cup winners.11 wins: Manchester United (December 2008-March 2009)Beginning with a 1-0 victory at Stoke City on Boxing Day, Alex Ferguson’s United went on a run of 11 consecutive wins that shot them to the top of the table. They kept clean sheets in the first nine games, won six matches 1-0 and only conceded two goals over the entire run. The sequence came to a juddering halt in a 4-1 home defeat by Liverpool, which was followed by a 2-0 loss at Fulham. But a burst of seven wins carried Cristiano Ronaldo and his team-mates to a third consecutive title.11 wins: Liverpool (February-April 2014)Liverpool’s 24-year wait for the league title appeared destined to come to an end as a team spearheaded by Luis Suarez and Daniel Sturridge rattled off a series of thrilling victories in the English spring of 2014. Their victims included Arsenal (5-1), Manchester United (0-3) and title rivals Manchester City (3-2). But Brendan Rodgers’s side were to come unstuck in a 2-0 home defeat against Chelsea, Steven Gerrard’s unfortunate slip gifting Demba Ba a goal that opened the door for City to claim the title.11 wins: Manchester City (April-September 2015)City lost their title to Chelsea the following season, but they finished that campaign like a train, winning their last six fixtures. Manuel Pellegrini’s men began the subsequent campaign in equally impressive fashion, winning their first five games without conceding a goal, but would ultimately finish fourth. 13 wins: Chelsea (September 2016-January 2017)The seeds for Chelsea’s storming run of wins were sown during a 3-0 defeat at Arsenal in late September, when new manager Antonio Conte switched to his preferred 3-4-3 formation. It proved the catalyst for a stunning winning streak, with Chelsea notably beating Tottenham Hotspur (2-1), Manchester United (4-0) and Manchester City (1-3) before their run came to an end in a 2-0 defeat at Tottenham on Wednesday.14 wins: Arsenal (February-August 2002)Arsenal set a record for the most wins within a single Premier League season (13) — since matched by Chelsea — and the most successive wins in the history of the English top flight (14) as they romped to a second league and FA Cup double under Arsene Wenger. Fourth in the table in early February, Arsenal tore to the front with a run of 11 wins on the spin before securing the title with a 1-0 success at the home of title rivals Manchester United. They finished the season by beating Everton 4-3 at Highbury and opened their title defence with a 2-0 win over Birmingham City before drawing 2-2 at West Ham.Share on: WhatsApp 12 wins: Manchester United (March-August 2000)United roared to the finish line in the 1999-2000 title race, winning their final 11 games and ending the campaign with a record 18-point advantage over nearest rivals Arsenal. They scored 37 goals in the process, including seven in a 7-1 demolition of West Ham United in which Paul Scholes claimed a hat-trick. The following season began with a 2-0 win over Newcastle United and would once again end with United top of the pile.last_img read more

August 5

Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s apparently David Warner!

first_imgAdvertisement 2vNBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1gjbWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E80( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) u3Would you ever consider trying this?😱orxCan your students do this? 🌚hje0Roller skating! Powered by Firework Australia’s swashbuckling opening batsman David Warner pretty well knows how to entertain fans – be it with the bat or by making funny videos on TikTok. Since the entire world has been fighting against the global pandemic novel coronavirus and everyone have been staying at home due to the lockdown.Advertisement David WarnerAmid this situation, sportspersons keep in touch with their fans through social media and David Warner is no different. He has been making videos and keeping his fans engaged for the last couple of months as well amid this critical situation. Notably, the Australian opener has gained a lot of followers on TikTok for his funny yet entertaining videos there.Recently, David Warner took to social media account to share yet another funny TikTok video on Wednesday. In the video, he was seen floating in the air while a popular number of the singer Honey Singh playing in the background. He shared the Instagram post with the caption, “Wish you could do this?? Show me”.Advertisement Having made his debut on TikTok in April this year, David Warner has gained huge popularity on that platform and has gained more than 4.3 million followers as well. Warner and his wife Candice can be seen performing in many popular Indian songs on TikTok as well.The dashing opener David Warner is considered as one of the finest opening batsmen in the world cricket. The left-handed batsman has played in 123 One Day Internationals for Australia and has amassed 5,267 runs which came at an average of 45.80 and a strike rate of 95.76. He has 18 centuries in ODI cricket so far too.In the longer format of the game, Warner has played in 84 matches and has scored a whopping 7,244 runs with an average of 48.49. Moreover, he has 24 centuries in Test cricket so far. In Twenty20 Internationals, David Warner has played 79 matches so far and scored 2,207 runs which came at an average of 31.52 and a strike rate of 140.48. He also has one century in the T20 format of the game as well.However, this celebrated cricketer has faced a back seat in his career a couple of years ago when he was involved in the infamous ball-tampering scandal along with the then Australia captain Steve Smith during a Test match against South Africa. They faced a year-long ban and both of them returned to the action last year and doing good since then across formats.If you like reading about MMA, make sure you check out MMAIndia.com Also, follow India’s biggest arm wrestling tournament at ProPanja.comALSO READ:Gautam Gambhir: Virat Kohli doesn’t have the ability of ABD, Kallis or Lara!Gautam Gambhir reveals he was asked to plead guilty to Shane Watson elbowing incident in 2008! Advertisementlast_img read more

August 3

GV Giants end season for Kootenay Ice with pair of shutout wins

first_imgThe Greater Vancouver Giants tuned up for the BC Hockey Major Midget League playoffs by posting a couple of lopsided wins over the Kootenay Ice this past weekend at the NDCC Arena in Nelson.The Giants, second in league standings with a 26-10-4 record, bounced the Ice 6-0 Saturday and 2-0 Sunday to conclude the regular season for both clubs.The Giants now meet the South Island Royals in a best-of-three playoff series beginning Friday in Burnaby.Saturday, Greater Van scored four times in the second period to break open a close game.Desi Burgart and Josh Latta each scored twice in the contest. Ryland Chernomaz and Wilson Northey added singles to round out the scoring for the Giants.Sunday, the Giants scored singles in the second and third periods to narrowly defeat the pesky Ice squad.Mateo Coltellaro and Carter Stephenson scored for the Giants.The two losses conclude the season for Kootenay.The Ice finished the Major Midget campaign in tenth spot with a 5-29-6 record.The top eight teams advance to the playoff round.The other three series have Cariboo Cougars hosting Fraser Valley Thunderbirds in Prince George; Vancouver Northeast Chiefs facing Valley West Hawks in Port Coquitlam and Okanagan Rockets meeting Greater Vancouver Canadians in Kelowna.The BC Hockey Major Midget League was established in 2004 to provide elite level 15, 16 and 17 year olds an opportunity to play within their own age group at a high level and be developed for the next level of hockey. These teams have an opportunity each year to compete for the National Midget Championship.ICE NOTES: Kadrian Klimchuck of Castlegar topped the Ice in scoring with 30 points. Tanner Costa, also of Castlegar, was second with 24 points. . . . Klimchuk and Costa also finished one, two in goals with 16 and 11, respectively. Shawn Campbell of Castlegar also had 11 goals. . . . Netminder Burk Solomon of Castlegar won three games in goal for Kootenay while Trail’s Jason Mailhiot had a pair of wins. Mailhiot had the better goal average at 4.71.last_img read more