North Star Series races to Redwood Speedway this Sunday

first_imgREDWOOD FALLS, Minn. (May 28) – Redwood Speedway rolls out the red carpet for round three of the Redline Racing Parts North Star Series, with five IMCA divisions on the track this Sunday, June 1.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts all vie on the half-mile dirt oval at Redwood Falls. Pit gates open at 3:30 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:30 p.m. Hot laps are at 5:15 p.m. with racing to follow. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State, special series and local track points will be awarded. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $8 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $25.More information about the third of 10 Redline Racing Parts dates this season is available by calling 507 430-1662 and at the www.redwoodspeedway.com website. Point leaders heading into the Sunday show are Joshua Meyer in the Modifieds, Jim Larson in the Stocks, Matthew Looft in the SportMods, Justin Luinenburg in the Hobbies and Nate Coopman in the Sport Compacts. Redline Racing Parts North Star Series Top 10 Point Standings Modifieds – 1. Joshua Meyer, Fairmont, 76; 2. Roger Nielsen, Fairmont, 75; 3. Mat Hollerich, Good Thunder, and Jay Noteboom, Hinton, Iowa, both 72; 5. Dalton Magers, Redwood Falls, 69; 6. Greg Jacobsen, Sherburn, Jeff Larson, Lakefield, and Tyler Limoges, Redwood Falls, each 65; 9. Jason Fisher, Lakefield, 63; 10. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, 61.Stock Cars – 1. Jim Larson, Rushmore, 78; 2. Kenneth Tietz, Belle Plaine, 71; 3. Gary Mattison, Lamberton, 68; 4. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, 67; 5. Chris Meyer, Silver Lake, and Luke Sathoff, Jackson, both 65; 7. Trent Schroeder, Worthington, and Andrew Altenburg, Truman, both 61; 9. Chris Palsrok, Sibley, Iowa, 59; 10. Levi Feltman, Jackson, 55. Northern SportMods – 1. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 79; 2. Randy Winter, Winnebago, and Jason Andrews, Estherville, Iowa, both 74; 4. Nick Johansen, Tyler, 70; 5. Justin Remus, New Ulm, 66; 6. Benjamin Chukuske, Sherburn, and Lyle Sathoff, Armstrong, Iowa, both 57; 8. Bruce Egeland, Marshall, 53; 9. Danny Myrvold, Heron Lake, and Nathan Chukuske, Sherburn, both 51.Hobby Stocks – 1. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, 78; 2. Cory Probst, Worthington, 77; 3. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, and Jeff Senne, Welcome, both 68; 5. Kevin LaTour, LeSueur, 63; 6. Marc Janssen, Worthington, 60; 7. Logan Kelly, Fairmont, 59; 8. Neil Forsberg, Slayton, 56; 9. John Ross, Worthington, 53; 10. Matthew Olson, Morton, 44.Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, 80; 2. Kyle Ewert, Glencoe, 75; 3. Nathan Sukalski, Elmore, 63; 4. Terry Blowers, Waseca, 39; 5. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Ben Wilhelmi, Redwood Falls, both 38; 7. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, and Megan Lappegard, Spencer, Iowa, both 37; 9. Jon Joehnck, Balaton, 36; 10. Scott Espey, Alpha, and Stephanie Forsberg, Slayton, both 35.last_img read more

The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28

first_imgThe Bangladesh-Australia series is the second in the world championship to be postponed. England returned home from Sri Lanka last month at the start of the outbreak.___Southampton has become the first Premier League club to announce its players will defer some of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic.The Premier League had wanted all squads to take a 30% pay cut but the move led to a standoff with the players’ union.The league has been indefinitely suspended. April 9, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Australia’s rugby league championship plans to restart on May 28. The NRL has been suspended since March 23.The governing ARL Commission also says it intends to play a full three-game State of Origin series.Commissioner Wayne Pearce says they wanted to set a date and then work on finalizing a competition. It will depend on border restrictions in New South Wales and Victoria states and New Zealand opening up.Pearce says “a date is to give certainty to players and their schedules, clubs and thousands of people who are out of work through clubs and millions of fans.”He says “the situation is changing dramatically and we need to get moving. It is in the best interests of our clubs, our players, our stakeholders and importantly our fans that the competition resumes as quickly and as safely as possible.” ___Australia’s two-test cricket tour of Bangladesh in June has been postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.The first test was to start on June 11 in Chattogram. The second from June 19 in Dhaka.Both were part of the world test championship. The final of that tournament is scheduled for next June. Trying to find a new slot for the tests will be a challenge.Cricket Australia CEO Kevin Roberts says “the global cricket calendar is very busy but we will do everything we can to honor our commitment to Bangladesh and will continue to work with the BCB on an agreed date.”center_img Southampton says players will defer part of their salaries in April, May and June “to help protect the future of the club, the staff that work within it and the community we serve.”Southampton manager Ralph Hasenhüttl, his coaching staff and directors will also defer some pay over three months.Southampton says it has “put measures in place to ensure that all staff not deferring part of their salaries will continue to receive 100% of their pay, paid in the normal way until 30th June.”___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Latest: Australia’s NRL rugby to restart on May 28 Associated Press last_img read more

Just Like the Old Days, Double Looms Into View For Liverpool

first_imgThey were the sort of momentous weeks that became so commonplace for Liverpool during its heyday in the late 1970s and early 1980s.Back then, when the team was virtually untouchable at home and on the continent, Liverpool would be challenging for both the European Cup — as it was called then — and the English league title in those tumultuous final days of a season.A generation on, it’s happening again.And there’s a growing sense that these Reds, despite being without a trophy since 2012, couldn’t be better prepared for it.A Premier League-Champions League double remains a distinct and tantalizing possibility for Liverpool after the team reached the semifinals of Europe’s top competition by completing a 6-1 aggregate victory over Porto in the last eight.Next up is Lionel Messi’s Barcelona in a two-legged tussle coming right in the middle of Liverpool’s final four Premier League games of the season. Liverpool is currently in first place, two points ahead of Manchester City having played one game extra.In the second week of May, Anfield will be the scene of two huge, defining matches for Liverpool: On May 7 is the second leg against Barca, followed five days later by the team’s final Premier League game against Wolverhampton Wanderers.Emotions will run high, whatever happens in that iconic stadium. But there’s no reason why Liverpool cannot pull this off and complete the ultimate double — just as the club’s class of 1977 and 1984 did.To start with, Klopp’s team has forgotten how to lose. Its last defeat in all competitions was 18 matches ago on Jan. 7, against Wolves in the FA Cup. A 2-1 defeat four days earlier to Man City remains Liverpool’s only league loss this season. It has only conceded more than one goal once in its last 15 games.Mohamed Salah is back in form, scoring in three of his last four matches — including a goal-of-the-season contender in last weekend’s league win over Chelsea. As the joint-top scorer in the division with City’s Sergio Aguero on 19 goals, Salah could yet retain the Golden Boot.Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp, left, applauds to supporters at the end of the Champions League quarterfinals, 2nd leg, soccer match between FC Porto and Liverpool at the Dragao stadium in Porto, Portugal, Wednesday, April 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Luis Vieira)There’s also the injury situation that has just about cleared up. Versatile defender Joe Gomez made a welcome return to the team as a substitute against Porto for his first appearance since Dec. 5.Klopp was confident enough to rotate his lineup for the second leg against Porto, dropping first-choice striker Roberto Firmino and inform midfielders Jordan Henderson — the captain — and Naby Keita to the bench.There appears to be no real threat of burnout, either, after a long season. Liverpool exited the League Cup and FA Cup early this season, fielding weakened teams in both. Klopp clearly wanted to concentrate on going deep in the two biggest competitions, and he has succeeded.Before that big week in May, there are two league games that look easy on paper — away to third-to-last Cardiff this weekend and then at home to already relegated Huddersfield on April 26. Klopp should be able to rotate heavily for those matches without fear of dropping points. In between the Barcelona games is a trip to Newcastle, which is virtually safe from relegation.Liverpool, of course, needs City to lose or draw at least one of its remaining five games to have a chance of winning the league. While getting eliminated from the Champions League — in the most agonizing fashion to Tottenham on Wednesday — has lessened City’s schedule, it remains to be seen what mental and physical toll that exit has taken on its players.City’s next two games are the toughest of the five: At home to Tottenham on Saturday and away to Manchester United on Wednesday.It is all trending in the right direction for Klopp, who is seeing a different aspect to his players this season. Around this time last year, Liverpool was powering its way to the Champions League final — where it lost to Real Madrid — in a blaze of goals but without the control of this season.“We needed to be more mature,” Klopp said. “You cannot ask for it, you have to work for it. The boys are at a good age and they are making their own experiences, especially in this competition after what they did last season.”Critics said this was the year that Klopp had to win his first trophy at Liverpool.He could end up with two of them — the biggest two of the lot.By: Steve Douglas, AP Sports WriterTweetPinShare0 Shareslast_img read more

State of Origin set to sizzle in new division

first_imgBy BEN HARRISIt doesn’t matter how young or old you are, playing in a State of Origin series sends shivers down your spine.The two foes in Australian sport – New South Wales and Queensland – will renew their rivalry when the touch football State of Origin series begins on Friday.Fourteen divisions will be action ranging from the under 20s to the new category, men’s 55s.This is the first time in State of Origin history a 55s division has been played.Don’t be fooled about the age of the players participating in the men’s 55s, these players are capable of producing a stellar series.The men’s 50s series in 2012 was won by Queensland 2-1 with two touchdowns between the two teams.The New South Wales team will be coached by Bruce Ager and Queensland will be mentored by Hank Solien.The first game will tap-off at 4.25pm on Friday, September 19.The second game will be held at 10.45am on Saturday, September 20, and the third game will follow at 3.20pm.There are plenty of ways to keep up-to-date with all of the latest results, news and information from the 2014 State of Origin. The Touch Football Australia and State of Origin websites will be updated regularly throughout the event with all of the latest information and can be found by clicking on the links below: www.soo.mytouchfooty.com www.touchfootball.com.au All of Touch Football Australia’s social media pages will be regularly updated throughout the NYC event, so be sure to ‘like’ and ‘follow’ us by clicking on the links below. Facebook – www.facebook.com/touchfootballaustralia Twitter – www.twitter.com/touchfootyaus (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) Instagram – www.instagram.com/touchfootballaustralia (be sure to use the hashtag #soo2014) The TFA YouTube channel will also have highlights and stream live games throughout the event. Please click on the link below to be taken to the channel, and be sure to become a subscriber to the channel – www.youtube.com/touchfootballausRelated LinksState of Originlast_img read more

24 days agoSpurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s best

first_imgSpurs manager Pochettino: First 30 minutes against Bayern Munich were season’s bestby Freddie Taylor24 days agoSend to a friendShare the loveMauricio Pochettino says Tottenham’s first thirty minutes against Bayern Munich were their best of the season.The scores were tied at 1-1 before Robert Lewandowski scored on the stroke of half-time.Bayern then piled on five more to make it 7-2, with Harry Kane chipping in with a penalty for the hosts. And Pochettino was left baffled by his team’s second half-display when speaking after the match.He said: “To be honest after the first 30 minutes it was my best moment managing the team this season. “That is so difficult to accept that the second half changed things. But when you have the talented players Bayern have, they were clinical and we need to give credit to them. “We need to move on. We’ve lost three points and we need to move on and face Brighton and then at this stadium again in the Champions League next.” About the authorFreddie TaylorShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

Higher interest rates to hit younger middleincome households federal analysis

first_imgOTTAWA – Younger, middle-income households will be among those that feel the biggest financial sting from the Bank of Canada’s gradual move towards higher interest rates, says a newly released federal analysis.The Finance Department explored factors such as income, age and region in an effort to pinpoint the types of households that will be most affected by the central bank’s ongoing rate-hiking trajectory, which follows years of extremely low interest rates.Officials put a particular focus on how rising rates will start to squeeze “highly indebted households,” which the document described as those already carrying debt-to-income levels of at least 350 per cent.Debt loads of this magnitude are held by 12 per cent of all Canadian households. Combined, the burdens concentrated in this category account for nearly 50 per cent of the country’s total household debt, said the memo prepared for Finance Minister Bill Morneau last fall.The document sought to answer another question: who are these stretched households?They most likely consist of households led by middle-income earners, Canadians under 45 years old, mortgage holders, the self-employed, and those in Ontario and British Columbia, it said.“The expected increase in interest rates over the next few years will have various impacts on Canadian households, including an increase in the cost of servicing debt,” said the document, which noted that about 70 per cent of households carry debt.“Naturally, households with high debt levels would see the largest increases.”A closer look at the numbers showed that mortgages were the main factor for highly indebted households because they accounted for 85 per cent of their total debt burdens. The briefing note pointed out that younger households are more likely to have higher debt because a larger share of older households have paid off their mortgages.The analysis, obtained by The Canadian Press under the Access to Information Act, was based on 2012 numbers and was created in September 2017, shortly after a pair of Bank of Canada hikes. The reasons for using 2012 data are blacked out.In recent weeks, the central bank raised its trend-setting interest rate for the fourth time in a year to bring the benchmark to 1.5 per cent — its highest level since December 2008, but still very low by historical standards.Governor Stephen Poloz has signalled more rate increases will be necessary over time thanks to the economy’s resilience, but he has stressed the process will be gradual.His officials have estimated the bank’s normal or neutral rate — the preferred level when the economy is operating at full capacity and inflation is on target — is between 2.5 per cent 3.5 per cent.With this neutral rate in mind, analysts expect Poloz to introduce several more quarter-point hikes and many believe the next one could arrive before the end of 2018.The central bank raises its interest rate as a way to help keep inflation from climbing above its ideal target range of one to three per cent.The Bank of Canada says it’s closely watching how the economy adjusts to higher interest rates and has noted that household credit recently slowed to the point it’s now below the growth rate of household income.For years, however, Canadians have amassed significant piles of debt, including mortgages, during the extended era of low interest rates.With some measures showing household debt loads are still close to record levels, the Finance Department document underlined possible developments that could help offset the rising costs of debt payments.The memo said income growth, if high enough, could absorb the entire increase in debt-servicing costs. It also said greater returns from interest-bearing assets, like savings accounts, could provide a smaller amount of support for some households.If necessary, there are less-appealing financial strategies that heavily indebted households could turn to, the memo said.The suggestions include prolonging the duration of existing loans or cutting back on how much money households set aside for a rainy day. The document noted, however, that highly indebted households already have some of lowest savings rates, which suggests there’s a limit to how much cash they can redirect to manage higher debt payments.As a last resort, officials said households could sell off some of their liquid financial assets.“In the absence of income growth, households could likely employ a combination of responses to fully offset the rise in debt payments (i.e. extending amortization, reducing savings rates or selling financial assets),” the memo said.“At the same time, these responses would worsen a household’s financial position over the longer term.”Follow @AndyBlatchford on Twitterlast_img read more

Police dressed as ATM thieves to make criminal April Fool

first_imgNEW DELHI: In a filmy style scene, Delhi police team dressed in Lungi and Kurta disguised themselves as ATM thieves to lure a man into the conversation who has created menace in Dwarka with ATM machine thefts.The police zeroed in on a criminal after analysing CCTV footage of the ATM thefts in the area. After studying a typical pattern of dressing by the criminal, the police team decided to dress in exactly the same manner to dodge the criminal. Also Read – After eight years, businessman arrested for kidnap & murder”At about 9 pm, the criminal came to Uttamnagar area and saw few other familiar looking men. He tried to establish communication with those men, actually the police team members, assuming them that they are from some new gang from Mewat area. He disclosed his name and address in Mewat to the team,” said DCP Dwarka, Anto Alphonse. On confirming his identity, the team surprised him with ‘April Fool Banaya slogan’. The accused is a permanent resident of Karanda, Mewat and is residing in Loni, Ghaziabad. Also Read – Two brothers held for snatchingsThe accused committed several crimes and several cases have been registered against him but maybe in different names as he used to tell his new name every time he was arrested. After he was lodged in several jails, he polished his criminal abilities with an introduction to criminals from various states, hence he became a member of an interstate gang. In 2012, he along with his associates tried to steal an ATM in Mourya Enclave, Delhi area but guard fired upon them which caused the death of one of his associates. He was later arrested and charged also. He stopped attending court in 2017 and the court declared him an absconder. He used to shortlist any ATM after a recce and then prepared plans with associates to steal uproot the ATM.last_img read more

Ohio State mens lacrosse with four games left to earn spot in

With just four games remaining in the regular season, the Ohio State men’s lacrosse team sits one game behind Bellarmine for the fourth and final Eastern College Athletic Conference tournament spot heading into this weekend’s matchup against Hobart. A loss to Loyola (Md.) last weekend dropped Buckeyes’ conference record to 1-2 on the year. Hobart sits at 4-5 overall on the year but is tied with OSU for fifth in the ECAC with a 1-2 conference record. Senior midfielder Dominique Alexander knows that the season is coming to an end but isn’t worried about potentially being left out of the postseason. “We’re not necessarily worried, we’re just going to take it one game at a time,” Alexander said. “Our focus is completely on Hobart right now and getting this win.” Recent matchups have seen the Buckeyes struggle to find offensive production, only scoring eight goals total in contests against Notre Dame and Loyola (Md.). A matchup with Hobart could be exactly what the Buckeyes need to get back on track. On the year, Hobart is allowing nearly 12 goals a game. Coach Nick Myers said he’s not concerned about OSU’s offensive well-being. “We’ve proven that we can score goals, we have confidence in the guys that we have,” Myers said. “We’re sharing the ball well offensively. We just have to generate more quality shots and be more mindful of some of the turnovers.” Senior attacker Nick Liddil said he’s noticed the offensive issues but thinks there’s an easy solution. “We just have to play like a team,” Liddil said. “Play Buckeye lacrosse and play like we know how to. Hopefully we can have a better offensive output than last week.” OSU is set to play the bottom two teams in the ECAC, Air Force and Michigan, on the road before finishing the season at home against Fairfield. Saturday’s game against Hobart is set for noon at Jesse Owens Memorial Stadium. read more

Kurigram road crash kills 3 bikers

first_imgRoad Accident logoThree motorcyclists were killed in a road accident in Kurigram’s Amtoli on Monday morning.The deceased were Motaleb, 35, Sohel, 32, and Sujon, 30, hailing from Santospur union of Nageshwari upazila.The accident took place on Nageshwari-Bhurungamari road where the motorcycle hit a roadside tree around 9:30am, leaving Motaleb dead on the spot and two others injured, said Afzalul Islam, officer-in-charge of Nageshwari police station.The injured were taken to Nageshwari Health Complex where Sohel succumbed to his injures.Later, Sujon died on the way to Rangpur Medical College Hospital.last_img