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Last lap pass nets Morrison win on opening night at Salina

first_imgBy Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. (May 1) — Mother Nature finally shined on Salina Speedway on Friday as the Browynn Birdsong Childhood Cancer Awareness Night kicked off the 2015 season.The finish of the night occurred in the 1st Class Chassis IMCA Modified main event. Twenty-three of the best in the area checked in for the feature with Corey Lagroon showing the way for a major­ity of the race after starting third.Lagroon was challenged by numerous drivers before seventh starting Danny Morrison closed the gap. As the field took the white flag Morrison dived low in corners one and two and it stuck to over­power Lagroon out of two and to the finish line. Lagroon finished runner-up and Van Gem­mill followed in third.Scott Miller has picked up plenty of wins in the past couple of seasons and continued his streak, this time aboard an IMCA-sanctioned Coors Light Stock Car. He picked up the win but was hounded by Arnold Williams for much of the race. Williams finished second with Jerry Phillips mak­ing his return to finish third.Daniel Gottschalk solidified his stand for the 2015 championship with an early points lead after capturing the Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Northern SportMod feature. Gottschalk started eighth on the grid and was able to work past veteran driver Rodger Peck in his return to the track to pick up the hardware. Peck finished second and Kurtis Pihl was third.Tommy Fose obliterated the field in the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stocks. Fose made short work of Aaron McBride to take the lead and powered away to a decisive victory. Travis Coop came from tenth to finish second with Duane Wahrman third.For his first time at the track M&H Motors IMCA Sport Compact feature winner Randy Murphy made it look easy, besting a second finishing Art Herzog for the trophy. Art Bird came home third.Heat races each paid $50 to win courtesy of Don Damon and Xtreme Motor Sports.last_img read more

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The Latest: German soccer could resume on May 9

first_img Associated Press The Latest: German soccer could resume on May 9 The Tour de France cycling race has been rescheduled to start Aug. 29 and end Sept. 20. The final day coincides with the same day the rescheduled French Open tennis tournament is to begin.Maracineanu was speaking in an interview with Eurosport television on Wednesday night. She says leagues could potentially start in September or have their remaining games canceled altogether. There are 10 league games left to play in France’s top two soccer leagues. Rugby’s Top 14 league has reached the semifinal stage.Public gatherings are banned in France until at least mid-July but Maracineanu says they could be extended until “at least September.”Maracineanu is a former Olympic swimmer. She says “it wouldn’t be the end of the world” if the Tour de France has to be canceled.___ UEFA has postponed next year’s women’s European Championship soccer tournament to July 2022.The UEFA executive committee decided the new dates for the 16-nation tournament in England will be July 6-31.The switch was made after UEFA and the IOC decided last month on one-year postponements for Euro 2020 and the Tokyo Olympics. Britain, the Netherlands and Sweden will play in the women’s soccer tournament at the Olympics.Wembley Stadium in London will stage both the men’s and women’s European finals.UEFA says the rescheduled women’s tournament will retain the same 10 stadiums. It opens with England playing at Old Trafford in Manchester. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___German soccer could resume on May 9 if regional politicians sign off on the league’s plan. Players selected for the Euro 2020 tournament will earn at least 130 million euros ($140 million) more for their clubs from UEFA.___West Ham manager David Moyes has been delivering fruit and vegetables to elderly residents in his village during soccer’s lockdown amid the coronavirus outbreak.The former Manchester United coach says he saw a sign in the window of a local shop asking for volunteers to be delivery drivers.Moyes answered the call and says “all I was doing was dropping (the packages) at the door, knocking and then going away. It was beautiful big boxes of fruit and veg.” 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 ___Three more Diamond League meetings will not go ahead as scheduled because of the coronavirus pandemic.The Prefontaine Classic in Eugene, Oregon, on June 7 and the meet in Paris on June 13 have both postponed with no new dates set. The Bislett Games in Oslo on June 11 will be rebranded as the Impossible Games and turned into an exhibition event.The first nine scheduled events of the 15-meet season have all now either been postponed, rescheduled or downgraded. The Anniversary Games in London on July 4 are now the earliest scheduled competition of the season.There is a larger window to reschedule meets in the second half of the year because the Tokyo Olympics have been postponed to 2021. The state governors of Bavaria and North Rhine-Westphalia have said May 9 would be acceptable but other state officials have signaled they would prefer the middle or end of May.League CEO Christian Seifert says “if the state governors and the federal government decide that this day is May 9, then we would be ready on May 9.”Seifert says games could be held with a limit of 213 people in the stadium and up to 109 in the surrounding area.___UEFA is sharing almost 70 million euros ($75.5 million) among 676 clubs that released players for European Championship qualifiers and Nations League games in the past two years. It’s still not clear when baseball or soccer will resume in Japan but it will likely be without fans when it does.That was the decision when the heads of Japanese professional baseball and soccer met in online meetings.Japanese baseball commissioner Atsushi Saito says “my feelings that I want to start the season without spectators haven’t changed.”Baseball and soccer officials both agreed nothing could begin until a state of emergency was lifted in Japan. The earliest that can happen is May 6. They are expected to wait until that date before moving forward.The J-League’s top two soccer divisions were suspended in February. Japanese baseball played some preseason games without fans before all play was stopped. UEFA says it’s releasing the money early to help “in light of the current crisis and the financial difficulties many clubs are facing” during the coronavirus pandemic.A long-standing agreement between UEFA and the European Club Association guarantees clubs at least 200 million euros (216 million) from Euro 2020 revenues to compensate for releasing players to national duty in the 2018-20 cycle.Payments were due after Euro 2020 but are now sending much-needed cash to clubs after the coronavirus outbreak forced the tournament to be postponed by one year.The highest-earning club will get 630,000 euros ($680,000) calculated pro rata per player named on a national team’s match sheet. That club was not identified.UEFA says 2.7 million euros ($2.9 million) of the money will go to clubs after the 16-nation Euro 2020 playoffs later this year. April 23, 2020 Organizers said the meet in Oslo would still offer prize money from a $50,000 contribution by World Athletics. It will feature 400-meter hurdles world champion Karsten Warholm attempting a world record in the rarely raced 300 hurdles.___French Sports Minister Roxana Maracineanu says the resumption of sporting events in the country is not among the government’s priorities.France is locked down until May 11 because of the coronavirus pandemic and speculation has increased recently as to whether the country’s soccer league could resume in late June.Maracineanu says “what’s certain is that sports won’t take priority in our society.” ___A decree issued by the Hungarian government allows most professional sports clubs and soccer teams to cut the salaries of players and other personnel like managers and trainers by up to 70%.The decree signed by Prime Minister Viktor Orban says the wage cuts can be implemented for as long as the state of emergency declared because of the coronavirus pandemic remains in effect.Hungarian lawmakers approved a state of emergency on March 30 without an end-date. That gave the government the right to rule by decree on issues related to the pandemic for as long as it considers it necessary.___ He also had to ask some residents for payment if they hadn’t done so online.Moyes says one incident “with this particular older lady, I think it was 16.80 pounds ($20.70) for one box of fruit and veg. She gave me a 20-pound note and said, ‘Here son, just keep the change.’”The Premier League has been suspended since March 13. That was the day after Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for the virus.Moyes had to self-isolate after that because he had come into close contact with Arteta days earlier.___last_img read more

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NBA Draft 2019: Knicks schedule meeting with Ja Morant, report says

first_imgSince the lottery balls were picked and the Knicks were officially slated for the third pick in the upcoming draft, it’s been presumed Duke’s RJ Barrett would be the choice.Not so fast. His handle isn’t @igotgame_12 for nothing.Ja Morant can flat out hoop 🔥 pic.twitter.com/MxPEDFiUbL— E:60 (@E60) June 11, 2019Morant isn’t on the record expressing his preferred NBA destination, but Barrett, who said he only plans to meet with the Knicks, was adamant earlier this week about his desire to play in the Big Apple. NBA Draft 2019 rumors: Hawks interested in trading up for Jarrett Culver Warriors planned to offer Kevin Durant long-term deal with anytime opt-out, report says “If that ends up and I’m still there at 3, I’d love for them to take me,” Barrett said after a workout with the Knicks. “This is the place I want to be, so I hope they draft me.”Barrett averaged 22.6 points, 7.6 rebounds and 4.3 assists in 35.3 minutes per game during his lone season at Duke. He shot 45.4 percent from the field and 30.8 percent from 3-point range. The Blue Devils finished 2018-19 with a 32-6 record and advanced to the Elite Eight, where they fell to Michigan State.Morant had a breakout season for Murray State in 2018-19. He averaged 24.5 points and 10 assists while shooting 36.3 percent from 3-point range as a sophomore. Lakers trade rumors: Los Angeles’ deal for Anthony Davis could ‘hinge on’ Kyle Kuzma New York reportedly has scheduled a meeting with Murray State guard Ja Morant, according to SNY. The meeting is expected to happen Friday.Morant is the consensus No. 2 prospect in this class behind Zion Williamson, and the Grizzlies reportedly have him locked in as their selection with the second pick. But reports after the lottery indicated the Knicks prefer Morant over Barrett, and after a knee scope earlier his month to remove a “loose body” in Morant’s knee, New York could be holding out hope the explosive point guard could drop one spot and land in its lap. Related Newslast_img read more

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JFK being Restored to Original Status

first_imgThe Liberian government has said that there are now ongoing efforts to restore the John F. Kennedy Memorial Center (JFKMC) to its “original status” before the civil war, which began on December 24, 1989 and ended in August 2003, when former President Charles Taylor went into exile.The JFK hospital, once Liberia’s major referral health center for nearly three decades, is now more of a primary healthcare provider. It lost its tertiary status due to the years of civil war and neglect by various regimes.At the height of its full capacity in the 1980s, patients flew in from most parts of West Africa to seek medical attention in Liberia.However, all is not lost. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced recently in her State of the Nation Address that efforts are now ongoing to restore the hospital to its original status. If the President’s words are anything to go by, then it would mean restoring all of the medical center’s facilities, including the Catherine Mills Rehabilitation Center, which now lies dormant, a wasteland encroached on by land-grabbers. The President didn’t explain in detail what efforts are ongoing in the restoration drive. However, on Monday, October 13, 2015, the JFK administration, along with authorities of the Ministry of Health, called a gathering to hold discussions on a five-year strategic plan, which is aimed at restoring the hospital to its prewar status. In that meeting, which was held at a local hotel, Health Minister Dr. Bernice Dahn announced that the hospital would need more than US$180 million to regain that status.Dr. Dahn said they had met in order to “move JFK forward.” For those wondering why now since the nation has been at peace for more than a decade, this was her response: “Over the past 10 years, the Ministry of Health has been working on restoring and strengthening the primary health care services and that is because most of the people will seek health care first at the primary level before they utilize the tertiary level.”The Health Minister stated that in order to make an impact in combating common illnesses, which can most times be easily prevented, they focused their attention on strengthening the primary healthcare level.“Because of that today, Liberia has made some achievements. Liberia was among the first eight countries in sub-Sahara Africa that achieved MDG 4 three years before it ended [in 2015],” she stated. Despite stating that her country has made some improvements in primary health care, she, however, said that the tertiary level now needs attention, adding: “It’s only on our continent Africa that our leaders go to another continent to seek healthcare [when they fall sick].” According to the Minister, this is because some African countries, such as Liberia, can’t afford the kind of health services and investment in the sector.When one considers the paltry US$60 million allocated to the health sector in the National Budget, the Minister is right saying there is less investment in the sector.She indicated that if Liberians want to see JFK where it ought to be, especially those who share the national ‘cake,’ they need to think “differently.”Min. Dahn added that Liberians are not happy with the present look of JFK and so everyone needs to now think differently toward improving the hospital.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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