By Jim Haines NATURAL BRIDGE, Va. (July 26) – It’s been a long road for Brian Lawson after winning a Virginia Sprint Series pavement race early in the season but it all came good again on the red clay at Natural Bridge Speedway. Lawson topped Saturday night’s IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Car main event with a strong dash to the checkers that carried him across the stripe in front of Ryan Price. Chris Ware and Eliah Omwake paced the field to green with Omwake up high and wide open. The high line was working for him as he streaked away. Glenn Worrell made a move on Ware and took off after Omwake as the non-stop feature clicked away.Omwake was flying while Worrell had to deal with Ryan Price and Lawson. Lawson got to second and was reeling in Omwake after midway. Traffic was helping Lawson as his car was better down low and he swept into the lead with six to go. Price was also looking smooth as he got by Omwake for second.Price tried everything to close in but it was Lawson’s night as he flashed under the checkered flag with a few car lengths to spare. Feature results – 1. Brian Lawson; 2. Ryan Price; 3. Eliah Omwake; 4. Anthony Linkenhoker; 5. Jerald Harris; 6. Tom Humphries; 7. Glenn Worrell; 8. French Grimes; 9. Troy Severin; 10. Chris Ware; 11. Carl Simmons; 12. Charlie Ware; 13. Kevin Fletcher; 14. J.D. Coats; 15. Micheal Keeton.
Pampers has a new Smart Diaper that will sense when you’re baby is wet and send an alert to your phone!The technology is an alternative to pulling back a baby’s diaper to see if it’s wet.The company calls its smart diaper “Lumi” by Pampers. The diaper has a sensor that sends information to a mobile app.Pampers says the sensor also will track the baby’s sleeping patterns.The new line comes with a baby monitor and a ten-day supply of diapers.There’s no word yet on how much smart diapers will cost.Huggies developed the “Tweet Pee” sensor diaper years ago that had a blue bird sensor that could detect moisture and would tweet waking up the baby.
As preparation for this year’s edition of Edo State Football Association Awards Nite enters top gear, the organisers of the awards have announced the appointment of Hon Dennis Idahosa popularly (a.k.a DENCO) as the chairman of the awards ceremony.The Organising Committee Chairman, Percy Okogie, who made the announcement in Benin on Monday, said the appointment of Hon Idahosa is in recognition of his personality as a man of honour and high calibre.“We’re excited to have him as the chairman of the occasion. His coming on board is a cheerful news to all of us because we all know the type of personality he’s bringing to the table. “Mr Idahosa, aside being a philanthropist of note, he is also a great youth mobiliser and well-respected by all in and outside the state.”On his part, Mr Idahosa expressed appreciation to the Edo Football Association and the awards committee for finding him worthy to “chair this all-important event.”He added “to me, this is a great honour by a big and respected body like the Edo Football Association. I have known Frank Ilaboya for a while now and he cuts a picture of a very serious, focused and creative person.“I am proud of his achievements within a very short time; I think people like us should rally round to support him to bring back football to the height Edo State is known for.”The Edo FA Awards Nite was initiated by the present FA board led by ace sport journalist, Frank Ilaboya, last year and its purpose is to reward those involved in the football development of the state.This year’s edition comes up on Saturday, December 17, 2016 in Benin City.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
Most students said the construction of an NFL stadium in Downtown Los Angeles would not affect the USC fanbase, now that the state has taken considerable steps to allow its construction.Gov. Jerry Brown helped facilitate the creation of a new NFL stadium in Los Angeles on Tuesday by signing a bill that would limit lawsuits that could delay the creation of the stadium.The proposed stadium would be located adjacent to the Los Angeles Convention Center, 2.3 miles away from the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum.Because of the proposed NFL stadium’s proximity to the Coliseum, some students are worried the proposed stadium will affect traffic in Los Angeles.“[After the creation of a new NFL stadium], the traffic situation at USC and in the Los Angeles area could go from bad to worse,” said Brynne Terry, a freshman majoring in kinesiology. “And because of [its] proximity to campus, traffic could spill over to USC’s campus, which would be an annoyance for all students.”Some students are worried whether people would chose to attend either a USC football game or an NFL football game, but not both, because they wouldn’t want to pay for multiple tickets.Kelly Clark, however, a graduate student studying occupational therapy, does not believe this will be the case given USC’s strong fan base.“USC students and alumni are very committed to their team,” Clark said. “[Students] wouldn’t choose to go to an NFL game over one at their school, simply because of the atmosphere at USC.”Other students agree that a new NFL stadium would not affect the USC fan base because of the deals USC students receive on football tickets.“Trojans are die-hard fans, and they won’t stop coming to [football] games, regardless,” said Jennica Hill, a senior majoring in theater. “Plus, the prices [for NFL games] would be much worse than [USC football ticket prices], because of the great deals we get on season tickets.”If the planned stadium withstands legal issues, construction is likely to begin in June and will finish in 2016, with production costs in the hundreds of millions, according to the Los Angeles Times.
Matchday 24 recorded 15 goals with Ashantigold’s lead at the top maintained despite their defeat at the hands of Kotoko. Hearts of Oak suffered their second successive away defeat after falling to a late goal to New Edubiase.What were the key insights? Here we go!WAFA ‘slip’ in DansomanThe Barcelona of Ghana football could not cope with the bad nature of the pitch at Dansoman. The Sogakope’s sides sleek football has been aided by their astro turf at their base. During their game against Liberty, the youngsters of WAFA took turns to slip on the ‘potato’ field at Dansoman. As Joy Sports commentator Benedict Owusu put it,”The WAFA youngsters could not go five minutes without falling.” The pitch at the Carl Reindorf has come under scrutiny after Medeama coach Tom Strand complained about the pitch last week. The bad nature of pitches across the country could be a tangible reason for WAFA’s poor away performance. Our crave for eye catching soccer will only be met if we improve the quality of pitches in the country.Old guards On Wednesday, the old board and management members of Accra Hearts followed the team to Cape Coast to help the team record one of the standout results of the league. This act was replicated by New Edubiase and Asante Kotoko also had their board and management getting involved in their fixtures against Hearts of Oak and Ashantigold respectively this weekend. Sylvester Owusu Asare prior to Kotoko’s game, asked the Kotoko fans to rally behind the team and they duly obliged by trooping to the stadium in their numbers. And guess what? Both teams won. Could these members be performing some magic behind the scenes? As far as their presence provides wins for these clubs, their inclusion will always be welcome.Fatau Dauda has not lost itBlack Stars keeper Fatau Dauda has been the subject of much criticism for his constant inclusion in the Black Stars. The keeper’s position at his club side Ashantigold had been under threat at the beginning of the season after Robert Dabo started in most games. But on the big stage and in the big game, Coach Bashiru Hayford handed the Ghanaian international a starting berth and Fatau Dauda proved his worth once again. With a goal down, Ashantigold threw more bodies in front leaving gaps at the back. Kotoko had chances to put the game beyond doubt but credit to Fatau who performed four superb saves to keep the scoreline at one. Judging by the quality of saves, Fatau has not lost any bit of his goalkeeping magic. No drawsMatchday 24 produced no draws.Eight games, eight victories. And unsurprisingly, eight home victories. As the league draws to a close, teams are doing everything in their power to win their home games as picking points away are very difficult. Given that 18 away wins have been recorded all season, teams in their interest will strive to do the business at home. Out of the 15 goals scored this matchday, only three were scored by away teams which goes to prove how teams have struggled to make impacts on the road.Kings of one goal confirmed Aduana won the eleventh home game of the season equaling Chelsea’s best home record but the most interesting stat to note about the Dormaa side is the fact that they have won nine out of these eleven games by a single goal. Much more impressive has been the fact that they have conceded only one goal at home all season. This goal was scored by Berekum Chelsea. By this, Aduana are yet to concede a goal from a team outside the Brong Ahafo region at home this season.Aduana have scored 13 goals at home this season. Donkor, king of assistsKotoko full back/left winger Eric Donkor is undoubtedly the king of assists this season. Donkor provided the all-important cross for Sarfo Gyamfi to head home the winner against Ashantigold increasing his assists tally to eight. Donkor has been one of the brightest spots in the Kotoko set up in a disappointing campaign for the Porcupines. He was impressive all match providing width for his side as well as helping Amos Frimpong defensively. Coincidentally, the player closest on his heels for the assist accolade is Fredick Yamoah who also plays on the left wing for Inter Allies. Disappointing BA UnitedNathaniel Asamoah’s 16th goal of the season broke his personal best of 12 goals in a season as he moved clear of his closest rival Kofi Owusu. But more critically, this goal meant he has scored more goals than the total number of goals scored by B.A United. The Sunyani side have endured a torrid spell in the Premier League and look all but set to be relegated. 15 goals all season, one point away from home all season is not an impressive stat neither is it Premiership status. Provided no magic occurs, the Brong Ahafo contingent in the league will be reduced.–Follow Kweku on Twitter : @nana_odum Get more updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag. The Joy Sports team brought live commentary from the Accra Sports Stadium, Carl Reindorf Park, and the Baba Yara Stadium.
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The football team of Bosnia-Herzegovina ranks 49th in the new FIFA rankings of the world’s best national teams announced on Thursday, Fena news agency reports.Belgium comes first, followed by France and Brazil.The opponent of Bosnia-Herzegovina in the barrage of the Northern Ireland national team is better placed and is in 36th position, while Slovakia is 32nd and Republic of Ireland 34th.
Rotten Tomatoes rating (movie critics collective approval ratings): 64%. Audience review: 67% approval.Movies ahead at Regent Theater:Coming soon:OuijaAnnabelleRocky Horror Picture Show – Oct. 31.Follow us on Twitter. When: Friday, 2 and 7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Movie Synopsis: Disney’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day”follows the exploits of 11-year-old Alexander (Ed Oxenbould) as he experiences the most terrible and horrible day of his young life-a day that begins with gum stuck in his hair, followed by one calamity after another. But when Alexander tells his upbeat family about the misadventures of his disastrous day, he finds little sympathy and begins to wonder if bad things only happen to him. He soon learns that he’s not alone when his mom (Jennifer Garner), dad (Steve Carell), brother (Dylan Minnette) and sister (Kerris Dorsey) all find themselves living through their own terrible, horrible, no good, very bad day. Anyone who says there is no such thing as a bad day just hasn’t had one. (c) Disney Rated: PG. Time: 1 hour and 20 minutes. This week at the Regent Theater: â€œAlexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Dayâ€ (Movie trailer is below). Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments
• What is the Chiefs’ mascot? A history of KC Wolf’s pioneering place in the NFL• Nick Bosa and Donald Trump: Revisiting the 49er’s social media controversy ahead of 2019 NFL Draft• Way-too-early NFL power rankings for 2020 (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/aa/c5/patrick-mahomes-011920-getty-ftr_a2gjs7r1w7k016j34zq1g8dy3.jpg?t=-1076991705&w=500&quality=80 (SN Illustration/Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/a4/66/49ers-chiefs-011920-ftr_1q43wxryqfqsh1xge3q21hsi91.jpg?t=-1065069577&w=500&quality=80 After 256 regular-season games and 10 playoff games, the Super Bowl 54 matchup is set. At the end of the NFL’s 100th season, it’s fitting that the Super Bowl in 2020 features two of the league’s most prominent and historically relevant teams.The 49ers will play the Chiefs in this year’s Super Bowl, marking the first time they’ve met in the big game. To reach this point, San Francisco pounded Green Bay in the NFC championship game a few hours after Kansas City handled Tennessee in the AFC title game. Super Bowl 54 odds, line, spreadOpening spread: Chiefs -1 1/2Moneyline: Chiefs -125 | 49ers +105Over/under: 53Because the 49ers had no trouble with the Packers in the NFC championship game, opening odds for Super Bowl 54 (via BetOnline) actually were posted during the second half of the game in San Francisco.The Chiefs opening as slight favorites over the 49ers in the Super Bowl is consistent with Kansas City entering championship weekend as the favorite among the four teams that were still alive.MORE: Get the latest NFL odds & betting trends at Sports InsiderHow many times have the 49ers been to the Super Bowl?The 49ers have appeared in six Super Bowls and have won five.Below are all of their appearances, including their latest, which also happens to mark their only loss in the big game.SeasonSuper Bowl opponentResultRegular-season recordHead coach1981BengalsW, 26-2113-3Bill Walsh1984DolphinsW, 38-1615-1Bill Walsh1988BengalsW, 20-1610-6Bill Walsh1989BroncosW, 55-1014-2George Seifert1994ChargersW, 49-2613-3George Seifert2012RavensL, 34-3111-4-1Jim HarbaughSan Francisco has had many chances to increase its number of Super Bowl appearances. The 49ers have lost in the NFC championship game nine times.How many times have the Chiefs been to the Super Bowl?The Chiefs have appeared in two Super Bowls and have come away victorious just once.Below are the details of both of their appearances.SeasonSuper Bowl opponentResultRegular-season recordHead coach1966PackersL, 35-1011-2-1Hank Stram1969VikingsW, 23-711-3Hank StramKansas City has had other chances to increase its number of Super Bowl appearances. The Chiefs have lost in the AFC championship game twice, including last season’s defeat at the hands of New England.More Super Bowl 54 news by Sporting News• Full betting odds & prediction for 49ers vs. Chiefs• The 25 best Super Bowl commercials of all time, ranked• Super Bowl Roman numerals, explained: A guide to help decipher the NFL’s weird numbers game• Superb Owl Sunday 2020: The story about owls and Super Bowl 54 you didn’t know you wanted until now• Who is the fastest player in the NFL? Tyreek Hill has serious competition in Super Bowl 54• Jimmy Garoppolo trade, revisited: How QB quickly turned 49ers’ big risk into Super Bowl reward• Patrick Mahomes’ baseball career was filled with potential• Why Joe Montana left the 49ers for the Chiefs• How did 49ers’ Deebo Samuel get his nickname? The teams that were the favorites to win their respective conference championship games took care of business Sunday and advanced to Super Bowl 54.The last time the 49ers met the Chiefs was Week 3 of the 2018 season. San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a season-ending ACL tear in the fourth quarter of that game, which in part led to the 49ers falling to 4-12 and earning the No. 2 pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.That was a blessing in disguise. With that selection, San Francisco added defensive end Nick Bosa, who immediately contributed with a season that earned him Sporting News’ Rookie of the Year award for 2019. Bosa is now part of a dominant defense that allowed just 281.8 yards per game in the regular season, second best in the NFL.Over the next couple weeks as Super Bowl 54 approaches, much will be made of the matchup between that defense and quarterback Patrick Mahomes, the reigning NFL MVP.With his three touchdown passes against the Titans in the AFC championship game, Mahomes tied Pro Football Hall of Famer Kurt Warner (11) for the most TD passes through a player’s first four career playoff games in NFL history. He did that a week after becoming the first player with at least 300 passing yards, five touchdown passes and 50 rushing yards in a single postseason game in NFL history.We’re in for a good one.When & where is Super Bowl 54?Date: Sunday, Feb. 2Kickoff time: 6:30 p.m. ET (unofficial)TV network: FoxLocation: Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla.The Super Bowl in 2020, the game that will crown an NFL champion for the 2019 season, is scheduled to take place Sunday, Feb. 2 at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami Gardens, Fla. The official kickoff time will be determined at a later date, but the ballpark of 6:30 p.m. ET has become the traditional start time for the Super Bowl.Every Super Bowl since 2003 has taken place during the first week of February. From 1967-2003, all but one Super Bowl took place in January.The Super Bowl in 2020 will mark the second time a Super Bowl has been played on Feb. 2. On the same date six years ago, the Seahawks dominated the Broncos in New York to win Super Bowl 48.The stadium, home to both the Miami Dolphins and the Miami Hurricanes, was selected as the host venue for the Super Bowl in 2020 in part because of its warm location, but also because of recent renovations. The NFL made South Florida the host of Super Bowl 54 back in 2016, when Miami competed against Atlanta, New Orleans, Tampa and Los Angeles to secure the big game and when Hard Rock Stadium’s renovation project was completed.MORE: Future Super Bowl cities & stadiums MORE SUPER BOWL:How much are tickets? | Halftime show info The 49ers entered the NFL playoffs in 2020 as the No. 1 seed in the NFC after finishing the regular season 13-3. Coach Kyle Shanahan, whose father Mike won Super Bowls 32 and 33 as coach of the Broncos, is now part of the first father-son duo to each appear in a Super Bowl as a head coach in NFL history.As great as San Francisco was throughout 2019, though, its reaching the Super Bowl is something of a surprise considering it went from 4-12 last season to a division title. Kansas City’s run wasn’t much of a surprise.The Chiefs reached the AFC championship game for the second consecutive season, the first time they had done that in franchise history. They’re finally back in the Super Bowl for the first time in exactly 50 years.Below is all you need to know about this year’s Super Bowl matchup, including the odds and spread for 49ers vs. Chiefs.MORE SUPER BOWL PROPS:Commercials | Halftime | Broadcast | National anthemWho is in the Super Bowl 2020?San Francisco 49ers vs. Kansas City Chiefs
LONDON (AP):Hired to revitalise Manchester United, Jose Mourinho is instead turning the clock back and losing his temper in public.A 1-1 draw with West Ham yesterday left United 11 points behind leaders Chelsea and without a win in four league matches at Old Trafford for the first time since 1990.That dry home spell came toward the end of a 26-year title drought which ended in 1993 with Alex Ferguson collecting the Premier League trophy. Ferguson retired in 2013 with 13 title triumphs to his name and Mourinho was appointed to recreate the Scot’s winning mentality at the club after three lacklustre years under David Moyes and Louis van Gaal.The only current similarity between Ferguson and Mourinho, who was fired a year ago by Chelsea, is the fiery temper on the Old Trafford touchline. At least with Ferguson it produced results.Mourinho was sent to the stands for the second time in a month yesterday after being enraged by Paul Pogba being booked for an apparent dive.United had just recovered after conceding inside 90 seconds from Diafra Sakho’s header. Pogba set up Zlatan Ibrahimovic to nod in the equaliser in the 21st minute.”One day, it will have to happen for us,” said Mourinho’s assistant, Rui Faria. “We’ll start winning.”If they don’t, United faces a second season out of the Champions League and a 30 per cent drop in sponsorship cash from Adidas of around US$25 million. After a third of the season, United are eight points behind Arsenal in the fourth spot to qualify for Europe’s elite competition.ARSENAL 3 BOURNEMOUTH 1After a four-game goal drought, Alexis Sanchez rediscovered his scoring touch with a double either side of Theo Walcott’s header.A defensive blunder gifted Sanchez his 12th-minute opener, pouncing on the loose ball after an errant back pass by defender Steve Cook.A dubious penalty – won and converted by Callum Wilson – allowed Bournemouth to level in the 23rd. Wilson barged into Nacho Monreal before the defender was penalised for fouling the Bournemouth striker.Arsenal took until eight minutes into the second half to go back in front with Theo Walcott heading in Monreal’s cross. Sanchez completed the win in stoppage time from substitute Olivier Giroud’s pullback, highlighting the need for Arsenal to extend the Chile forward’s contract which expires in 2018.”It is important,” Wenger said. “We will not sort it [out] tonight. We have some time in front of us. You (the media) like us to spend money, so you should be happy!”While Arsenal stayed three points behind Chelsea, Bournemouth dropped to 12th.SOUTHAMPTON 1 EVERTON 0Charlie Austin scored after only 41 seconds on a miserable return to Southampton for former manager Ronald Koeman.Josh Sims opened his Southampton debut by teeing the ball up for Austin’s header.Southampton climbed to 10th place, two points behind Everton, who have won only one of their last eight league games in Koeman’s first season in charge.WATFORD 0 STOKE 1The architect of the only goal acknowledged it shouldn’t have been awarded.Charlie Adam’s push on Valon Behrami was missed by the referee before his header came off the post and cannoned off Watford goalkeeper Heurelho Gomes’ legs into the net.”I think it was a foul actually,” Adam said.Watford finished with 10 men. Miguel Britos was sent off in the 90th minute after receiving a second yellow card for a foul on Xherdan Shaqiri.Midtable Stoke (16 points) are two points behind Watford.