Traugott stampedes again at Dodge City

first_imgCole Traugott raced from the fourth row in repeating as the winner of Dodge City Raceway Park’s IMCA Modified Stampede special. (Photo by Lonnie Wheatley)By Lonnie WheatleyDODGE CITY, Kan. (May 6) – Cole Traugott continues to hold the hot hand in IMCA Modifieds at Dodge City Raceway Park, rallying from the fourth row to take the $1,200 winner’s share in Satur­day night’s fifth annual Modified Stampede.Already on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot, Traugott notched his second Modified Stam­pede win in a row and his eighth win in his last eight visits to Dodge City.In the 30-lap main event, Traugott took advantage of a pair of cautions in the opening half of the race to maneuver into the lead for keeps.“If it weren’t for the cautions, I’m not sure if I would have found it,” Traugott said in victory lane.  “That middle lane cleaned up some and I guess I was the first one to find it.  This car was working perfect.”While Traugott managed to climb from eight to fourth in the opening handful of laps, the chances of continuing his Dodge City domination seemed slim as he trailed the lead duo of Randy Wilson and Clay Sellard by a full straightaway and third-runner Austin Walker by a half-straight.But when the first caution flew after 11 laps for a turn two spin, Traugott pounced on Walker for third and gave chase to the lead duo.A second and final caution flew four rounds later, with Traugott once again taking advantage by battling past Sellard on the high side on the 16th round and then working his way around Wilson for the lead on the 17th lap.Traugott stretched it out over the ensuing rounds, with Sellard working his way past Wilson for second by the 22nd round.  Traugott was too far gone though, taking the checkered flag nearly a half straightaway ahead of Sellard with Wilson settling for third.Austin Walker took fourth with David Murray working his way up from tenth to round out the top five.Other feature winners were Angel Munoz in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Duane Wahrman in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Dakota Sproul in the IMCA SportMods;Feature results – 1. Cole Traugott; 2. Clay Sellard; 3. Randy Wilson; 4. Tanner Black; 5. David Murray Jr.; 6. Nick Link; 7. Chris Bragg; 8. Ryan Heger; 9. Dale Wanger; 10. Kevin Gray; 11. Jer­emy Chambers; 12. Trent Gray; 13. Mike Lunow; 14. Tom Beavers; 15. Jack Kirchoff; 16. Kale Beavers; 17. Jessie Hoskins; 18. Chris Dawson; 19. David Solberg.last_img read more

Detroit seeks revenge on Youngstown St.

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditYoungstown State (14-11, 7-5) vs. Detroit (6-19, 4-8)Calihan Hall, Detroit; Thursday, 7 p.m. ESTBOTTOM LINE: Youngstown State goes for the season sweep over Detroit after winning the previous matchup in Youngstown. The teams last met on Jan. 11, when the Penguins shot 41.2 percent from the field on their way to the two-point victory. February 12, 2020 DID YOU KNOW: Detroit has made 8.8 3-pointers per game as a team this year, which is most among Horizon teams.___For more AP college basketball coverage: and was generated by Automated Insights,, using data from STATS LLC, Associated Press center_img TEAM LEADERSHIP: Detroit’s Antoine Davis has averaged 23 points and 4.6 assists while Justin Miller has put up 10.4 points and 5.3 rebounds. For the Penguins, Darius Quisenberry has averaged 15.9 points and four assists while Naz Bohannon has put up 10.6 points and 8.5 rebounds.DEFENSIVE IMPROVEMENTS: The Titans have allowed just 74.8 points per game across 12 conference games, an improvement from the 80.9 per game they allowed to non-conference competition.OFFENSIVE THREAT: Davis has been directly responsible for 56 percent of all Detroit field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has 23 field goals and 18 assists in those games.SHARING THE BURDEN: Youngstown State is a perfect 5-0 when at least four of its players score 10 or more points. The team is 9-11 when fewer than four Penguins players score in double-figures.STREAK STATS: Youngstown State has lost its last three road games, scoring 69.7 points, while allowing 83 per game. Detroit seeks revenge on Youngstown St.last_img read more

Badgers riding momentum

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team, still riding a 16-game winning streak dating back to last season, has once again started the season off strong.The Badgers hope to carry momentum from two season-opening sweeps on the road as they will play visitor for the first time this season in this weekend’s series at Ohio State.The No. 1 Badgers (4-0-0) have won their first four home games against Quinnipiac and St. Cloud State but will be tested this weekend by a Buckeyes team that has shown offensive firepower early on in the season.Ohio State (2-0-0) tied a school record, scoring 16 total goals in their two game-opening series against Northeastern last weekend. The Buckeyes were an impressive 7-12 on power plays in their first two games, a number Wisconsin head coach Mark Johnson is very aware of.”They’ve got a pretty good power play,” Johnson said. “We’ve got to stay out of the penalty box and not give them opportunities. If our special teams can play well this weekend, that will bode well for our team.”Ohio State has also been very effective on the penalty kill, not allowing a goal despite giving up 15 power plays. The Buckeyes are led by junior defenseman Tessa Bonhomme, this week’s WCHA Defensive Player of the Week, who registered seven points against Northeastern.While Johnson is keenly aware of the challenge Ohio State’s offense presents, UW defenseman Meaghan Mikkelson is more concerned with how her own team plays.”I didn’t even know about it,” Mikkelson said, referring to Ohio State’s 16 goals. “We’re just worried about playing our best hockey, and that’s what’s important.”Wisconsin has plenty of firepower of its own, however. Led by Jinelle Zaugg, the nation’s leader in points with 10, and Sara Bauer, who is close behind Zaugg with eight, Wisconsin currently has two of the top three scorers in the country.Zaugg received recognition this week as she was named WCHA Offensive Player of the Week after scoring four goals last weekend against St. Cloud State.Zaugg, Bauer and captain Bobbi-Jo Slusar have all contributed to the offensive success of the Badgers this season, and Johnson expects them to play key roles as usual this weekend.”We need them to keep it up,” Johnson said of the Badgers’ big three. “Our good players are off to good starts, and that’s good for everybody involved, it’s a big help.”This first road series will offer another challenge, however, as the Ohio State Ice Rink is a smaller sheet than the one at the Kohl Center. The Badgers will have to be prepared for the different style of game that a smaller rink dictates.”Playing on a smaller surface is something we’ll have to adjust to,” Mikkelson said. “It might be uncomfortable, but we have to deal with it.””There’s not a lot of space,” Johnson added. “We have to be ready for it and ready to play our best on it.”Wisconsin did work on some drills this week in practice designed to encourage faster puck movement and pace of play, factors Johnson believes will be key to being successful on a smaller sheet of ice.Though the Badgers had a lot of success against the Buckeyes last year, winning all four games, this weekend’s matchup should prove to be a difficult one. Ohio State had two upset victories over then-defending champion Minnesota last season and will come out ready in their first conference series of the year.”It should be a real battle,” Johnson said. “But we’ll be ready.”last_img read more

Fast reactions from Syracuse’s 71-70 loss to Clemson

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on January 28, 2020 at 9:16 pm Contact Josh: | @Schafer_44 A missed shot on one end quickly turned into Clemson running the floor. As Syracuse’s defense scrambled, the Tigers drove into the lane. Joe Girard III couldn’t fully stop the drive. Jesse Edwards was too far up. The ball went to Clyde Trapp, who sank a layup in Edwards’ face in the eventual 71-70 Clemson win on Tuesday night at Littlejohn Coliseum. Edwards, who had slowly fallen out of the rotation and not played over the last three games, shouldn’t have been in the game. But the big men in front of him couldn’t stay in the game. As Syracuse approached a 10-point second-half lead, center Bourama Sidibe reached behind a Clemson defender’s back and picked up his fourth foul with just over 12 minutes remaining in the game. At the time, both he and forward Marek Dolezaj had four fouls. With freshmen Edwards and Quincy Guerrier in for the two upperclassmen, Clemson scored three consecutive points and Dolezaj returned. About four minutes later, Dolezaj fouled out. “A couple fouls you can’t commit,” said head coach Jim Boeheim. “We need him in the game.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThen a little more than two minutes after Sidibe was forced back in, he too fouled out. Down the stretch, the fouls led to a 3-point play allowed by Edwards and a turnover with under a minute to play. Then came the final play, a scrambled mess that ended with a layup in Edwards’s face and halted Syracuse’s winning streak at five. Shooters? Clemson entered the game shooting 32% from beyond the arc but relied on three-pointers for 38% of the total scoring. The Tigers started the game with the strong shooting performance they’d need to defeat Syracuse, hitting three of their first four 3-point shots. Syracuse rotated well on defense for much of the half and forced Clemson into often contested outside shots. Still, the Tigers hit 7-of-17 3-pointers in the first half, converting at a clip about 10% higher than their usual number. The Tigers eventually cooled off and hit just two 3-pointers in the second half. Same story, different night Syracuse’s top scorers did just that on Tuesday night. Buddy Boeheim and Elijah Hughes combined for 44 points on a combined 15-of-35 shooting.With the Orange struggling to score early, they turned to the ACC’s top scorer. Hughes hit two 3-pointers before later sinking all three free throws on a fouled 3-point attempt, and then converted a layup on the subsequent possession. He finished the first half with 15 points on 5-of-7 shooting from the field. To start the second half, Buddy came alive. After nearly turning the ball over, Buddy snagged the loose ball and finished a layup, furthering his recent surge of scoring inside. Then he went back out to where he often hits, beyond the 3-point line and sank a triple. A few possessions later, he hit once more from well beyond the arc with a hand in his face. “Elijah and Buddy kept us in there,” Boeheim said. “Marek is key for us, and him being in foul trouble hurt. That happens sometimes. Unbelievable effort and they made the last play.”Girard had hit the shot that few can so many times before. He started far out, near the halfcourt line and crouched. After a step or two, still standing several feet from beyond the 3-point line, Girard pulled up when his defender didn’t expect it. In the end, Hughes missed a final heave and the duo’s scoring wasn’t enough for the Orange to steal a victory on the road. Commentslast_img read more

Amit Panghal sails into pre-quarters at World Boxing Championships

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-09:26252bf58880caa9dff0ecfb Player Element ID: video_player_5f5859f480f89 OK Close Modal DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreen Written By Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) put up a dazzling display to sail into the pre-quarter-finals at the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships (WBC) in Ekaterinburg, Russia today.READ | WATCH: Varun Dhawan brushes up his boxing skills for ‘Street Dancer 3D’; Sooraj Pancholi, Jackky Bhagnani and others cheer for the actorSecond-seeded Panghal was immaculate in his first bout of the tournament and demolished China’s Taipei’s Tu Po-Wei. Panghal scored 5-0. He was later set up on a showdown with Turkey’s Batuhan Citfci.In a highly defensive first round, Panghal took time settling in but soon scored back with landing punches on his opponent. Both Amit Panghal and his competitor remained guarded in the first round and switched to a more pro-active and aggressive mode in the next round.READ | Here’s what Kiren Rijiju said to avoid boxing with Mary KomAmit Panghal seals the victory dealAmit Panghal evaded his opponent well before delivering his combination blows to rob the Taipei pugilist of his confidence. The Asian Championships gold medallist did not relent in the final round and ensured his opponent did not find a way back into the bout in a spectacular performance that sealed the victory deal for him. SUBSCRIBE TO US FOLLOW US WE RECOMMEND LIVE TV 11 months ago World Boxing Championship: Brijesh Yadav beats Polish opponent With this victory, Indian boxers continued their unbeaten run at the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships (WBC) this year. In the past four days, players from India,  Duryodhan Singh Negi (69kg), Manish Kaushik (63kg) and Brijesh Yadav (81kg) have all made a winning start to their respective campaigns. Negi had to work hard to achieve a 4-1 victory over Armenia’s Koryun Astoyan, whereas Kaushik notched up a convincing 5-0 win over Kyrgyzstan’s Argen Ullu Kadyrbek while Brijesh dominated Poland’s Maleusz Goinski 5-0.READ | World Boxing Championship: Brijesh Yadav beats Polish opponent89 Countries are contesting the tournamentOn Sunday, Asian Championships silver medallist Kavinder Singh Bisht (57kg) and Makran Cup silver medallist Sanjeet (91kg) will be competing in a challenge after receiving byes in the opening round.Panghal, Bisht and Ashish Kumar (75kg) have been seeded this time as a total of four Indian boxers got first-round byes at this elite championship where 488 athletes from 89 countries will be aiming for the medal.READ | Negi continues India’s winning streak at the World Boxing Championship Last Updated: 14th September, 2019 22:36 IST Amit Panghal Sails Into Pre-quarters At World Boxing Championships Asian Games gold medallist Amit Panghal (52kg) put up a dazzling display to sail into the pre-quarter-finals at the AIBA Men’s World Boxing Championships (WBC) Suman Ray center_img First Published: 14th September, 2019 21:44 IST WATCH US LIVE 11 months ago Manish Kaushik in AIBA Men’s WC 2nd round with thumping win in Russia Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00Loaded: 0%Duration 0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedSubtitlessubtitles settings, opens subtitles settings dialogsubtitles off, selectedAudio TrackQuality LevelsFullscreenThis is a modal window. This video is restricted from playing on your current domain Error Code: PLAYER_ERR_DOMAIN_RESTRICTED 11 months ago Negi continues India’s winning streak at the World Boxing Championship 1 year ago After World Boxing Championship triumph, Mary Kom aims for gold at Olympics “Today’s bout was good and the opponent was a tough one. I have played him in Asian Championships before where I had defeated him 3-2. This time, my strategy was to score more and I was more aggressive right from the beginning, said India No 1 male boxer. “He further added, “my next opponent is from Turkey and he is a tall boxer. We will watch his videos and plan accordingly for the next bout.” COMMENT 1 year ago ‘Proud moment for Indian sports’: PM Narendra Modi leads wishes for record-breaking Mary Komlast_img read more

GFA Vice-President, Mark Addo, heads Finance Committee of GFA

first_img Source: Ghana FA The Executive Council of the GFA has named a five-member Finance Committee of the GFA with the Association’s Vice President, Mark Addo as Chairman of the Committee.The Executive Committee named the Columbia University graduate (MBA (Finance and International Business) as  Chairman  and other members onto the Committee during its meeting at Cape Coast last week.Executive Council member, George Amoako, who has considerable knowledge in football finance, is the Vice Chairman of the Finance Committee.Other members are: Samuel Kaye Brew-Butler, Mathew Ampofo and Gideon Fosu.The Finance Committee’s responsibilities includes the following:1. Cooperating with the General Secretary to prepare and submit the annual budget of the GFA.2. Ensuring compliance with the budget and financial policies of the GFA, and to make recommendations to the Executive Council.3. Reviewing the accounting and audit regime at the GFA, and to send periodic reports to the Executive Council.4. Advising the Executive Council on financial transactions and investment.last_img read more

Disgraced US Olympics doctor Larry Nassar jailed for 175 years

first_imgFormer US Olympic gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar has been sentenced to 40 to 175 years following testimony from over 150 women who accuse him of abuse.”I will carry your words with me for the rest of my days,” Nassar turned and told his victims in the courtroom.Nassar, 54, pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual assault against girls and young women, including Olympians.Judge Rosemarie Aqualina told Nassar during the sentencing he will “be in darkness the rest of his life”.”As much as it was my honour and privilege to hear the sister survivors, it was my honour and privilege to sentence you. Because, sir, you do not deserve to walk outside of a prison ever again,” she said.She added that she would not send her dogs to the former sports doctor, adding: “I’ve just signed your death warrant”. Following seven days of emotional testimony from Nassar’s alleged victims, he was given an opportunity to address his accusers in court.”What I am feeling pales in comparison to the pain, trauma, and emotional destruction that all of you are feeling,” he told the packed courtroom.”There are no words to describe the depth and breadth of how sorry I am for what has occurred,” he added.A story of survivalRajini Vaidyanathan, BBC News, Lansing, MichiganSitting in court throughout seven day hearing, the stories have been strikingly similar – the former USA gymnastics team doctor would call the women in for treatment, but instead of taking away their pain, he stole their innocence. Some were so young they didn’t realise until years later that they had been sexually abused. As Larry Nassar sat in his prison overalls, just metres away from them survivor after survivor looked him in the eye and reminded him of what he’d done to them. And that’s been the most extraordinary thing about this hearing. While the content of their testimony has been harrowing, it’s also been inspiring.  For survivors of sexual abuse it’s hard to relive the experience, let alone do so in front of yourlast_img read more

Zion Williamson’s NBA debut: Pelicans rookie puts on show in fourth quarter vs. Spurs

first_imgNo. 1 overall draft pick @Zionwilliamson goes for 22 PTS (4-4 3PM), including 17 straight 4th quarter points, in his NBA debut for the @PelicansNBA! #NBARooks x #WontBowDown— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2020″We had talked at halftime about — I thought he was just deferring way too much,” Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry said after the game. “I wanted him to be aggressive. I knew that he would make some mistakes, but I think what you saw there is a taste of what — once we really get settled in, and he gets settled in — I think you can see that there’s a lot of things that we can do with him. And there’s a lot of potential there.”Check out the best highlights from Williamson’s NBA debut below.MORE: Three big questions follow Zion Williamson’s dazzling NBA debutPelicans vs. Spurs score 1Q2Q3Q4QTotalPelicans 24273135117Spurs31293427121Highlights from Zion Williamson’s NBA debut​Final: Spurs 121, Pelicans 11712:10 a.m. ET — Zion Williamson’s final line: 22 points (8-of-11 from the field, 4-of-4 from 3-point range), seven rebounds, three assists and five turnovers in 18 minutes. He set a franchise record for most points by a Pelicans rookie in his debut. There was definitely a little rust, but that fourth-quarter run was special.11:55 p.m. ET — An incredible run for the rookie, but his night could be over. He is subbed out with about five minutes left in regulation.Here is Zion’s entire fourth-quarter explosion:Zion’s 4th Quarter Explosion 🔥🔥🔥🔥, Full play video of him will drop as soon as game ends— Dawkins (@DawkinsMTA) January 23, 202011:45 p.m. ET — OH MY. ZION IS ON FIRE.He explodes with four 3-pointers in less than three minutes and scores 17 straight points for the Pelicans. oh btw he hits those too 🔥— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020ZION IS TAKING OVER— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 202011:35 p.m. ET — Now there’s the Zion Williamson we’ve seen before. He flies in for the rebound and dishes to E’Twaun Moore in transition. Zion gets UP for the rebound and fires it to E’Twaun for the tough finish!— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020End of third quarter: Spurs 94, Pelicans 8211:30 p.m. ET — This one is all Spurs through three quarters. The Pelicans can’t stop LaMarcus Aldridge, who is up to 26 points in 28 minutes. Zion Williamson is struggling to find a groove. His stretches on the floor are simply too short for him to make a real impact.11:10 p.m. ET — Jaxson Hayes finds Zion Williamson with a nice bounce pass, and Williamson finishes inside. Similar to the first quarter, JJ Redick replaces Williamson early in the third.Zion reallllly wanted that first dunk 👀— ClutchPoints NBA (@ClutchPointsNBA) January 23, 202011:05 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson attacks baseline and draws the foul. That’s by far his most aggressive move of the night. He hits one out of two free throws.Halftime: Spurs 60, Pelicans 5110:45 p.m. ET — It was a mostly uneventful half for Zion Williamson. That shouldn’t come as a surprise considering he only logged eight minutes of playing time. Don’t start firing off the hot takes yet, folks. Let’s give the kid some time to get comfortable.The Spurs dominated the first 24 minutes, shooting 50.0 percent from the field and 46.7 percent from 3-point range. LaMarcus Aldridge leads all scorers with 16 points.10:30 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson heads to the bench at the 7:40 mark of the second quarter. He’s got two points (1-of-2 from the field), three rebounds, one assist and two turnovers.10:20 p.m. ET — He’s on the board. Zion Williamson hustles for the offensive rebound and scores his first career points.Zion Williamson grabs the offensive rebound and lays it in for his 1st NBA bucket!📺: ESPN— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 2020End of first quarter: Spurs 31, Pelicans 2410:15 p.m. ET — The Spurs take an early lead with a balanced scoring attack. Nine different San Antonio players scored at least two points in the opening frame. Zion Williamson will re-enter the game to start the second quarter.9:55 p.m. ET — After playing just under four minutes, Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry subs in JJ Redick for Zion Williamson. It appears the Pelicans will stick with short bursts for Williamson, who leaves the floor with no points (0-of-1 from the field), one assist and one turnover.9:50 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson finds Brandon Ingram cutting to the basket for his first career assist. Zion finds BI cutting to the rim for an easy 2!— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 20209:45 p.m. ET — And here we go …Zion finally taking center stage 🍿— ESPN (@espn) January 23, 20209:30 p.m. ET — Zion Williamson pulls out a fresh pair of kicks for his debut. The “Bayou Boys” are in the building.  The Zion Williamson era started off with a bang.After months of speculation about his return date, Williamson finally took the floor Wednesday night against the Spurs. The No. 1 overall pick struggled early, but he exploded for 17 straight points in the fourth quarter, finishing with 22 total in the Pelicans’ 121-117 loss at the Smoothie King Center. He did a lot of his damage from the outside, hitting all four of his 3-point attempts. BAYOU BOYS@Zionwilliamson— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 20209:15 p.m. ET — Just a few light slams for the fans to keep them entertained until tipoff.Zion with some pregame jams ahead of his NBA Debut in New Orleans!🏀: @spurs/@PelicansNBA⏰: 9:30pm/et📺: ESPN— NBA (@NBA) January 23, 20209:05 p.m. ET — In case you forgot how impactful Zion Williamson can be, a quick reminder on his preseason stats: 23.3 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.5 steals per game while shooting 71.4 percent from the field. Seems pretty good, huh?8:50 p.m. ET — It’s official. Zion Williamson will start against the Spurs. The full lineup …New face in tonight’s starting five 👀@ZO2_ @Jrue_Holiday11 @B_Ingram13 @Zionwilliamson @dfavors14 #WontBowDown— New Orleans Pelicans (@PelicansNBA) January 23, 2020last_img read more

The day Ronaldo ‘ridiculed’ Taribo West at Inter Milan

first_imgRonaldo Nazário was nicknamed ‘The Phenomenon’ as a result of he was able to doing issues unattainable for the remaining. The present president and most shareholder of the Actual Valladolid He left a number of unmatched moments and quite a few anecdotes in all his groups: Cruzeiro, PSV, Barcelona, ​​Inter Milan, Actual Madrid, Milan and Corinthians.One among them occurred within the 1997-1998 season, when he dazzled all the Serie A enjoying with Inter. She has now been unveiled by her teammate and compatriot Zé Elias on ESPN Brazil. The story is the next: Ronaldo so ridiculed Taribo West that he compelled him to droop coaching. As it’s. And it’s that Ronaldo when he placed on the ‘work swimsuit’ was unstoppable. “Throughout coaching, Ronaldo dribbled two after one to Taribo West. It was loopy! Our coach, ‘Gigi’ Simoni, needed to cease coaching instantly, “stated Zé Elias.Zé Elias and Ronaldo nearly have their birthday on the identical day. The former Brazilian soccer participant feared that Ronaldo’s actions in direction of Taribo West would finish within the worst method. “At the moment I feared that Taribo, who was very sturdy, would get indignant and take her with Ronaldo, who was our star. However fortunately Taribo was a really calm man and he took it straightforward and simply had fun. “Zé Elias, who shared costumes with Ronaldo for 2 years at Inter and concentrations at canarinhaHe defined why the double Ballon d’Or winner (1997 and 2002) was the very best participant he has ever seen. “His approach was second to none. Will probably be tough to see one other participant like that. He had power, velocity, explosiveness, and ability. Was full“He explains. And added two tales with him to bolster his thought:” He had a velocity of reasoning and execution that was unbelievable. In coaching, many occasions the defenders once we considered going for the ball, had already ended. As soon as, in a two-touch train on a small area, he scored from a nook. He made me a hat and, earlier than the ball fell, he kicked it with a purpose. That was his large distinction“stated the previous worldwide with Brazil.last_img read more

Tsetsi steps into the ring

first_imgTsetsi Davis, one of the crowd favourites over the years in the Wray & Nephew Contender boxing series, makes his debut tonight against American Courtney McLeave at the Chinese Benevolent Association auditorium.Davis has been able to fight as both a welterweight and a middleweight in the competition and has actually been a finalist.At age 38, he now has what is regarded as his last chance to take the top prize of $2 million this year and has said repeatedly since being selected that he believes that this will be his time to shine.He enters the ring with a record of 14 victories and five losses, while his American opponent McLeave, is a 21-year old boxer who has been a professional for a year, and has a one-win and two-loss record. Based on these figures, Davis goes into the fight with a huge advantage as he has much more experience than his opponent.SEEDING METHODThe method of determining the fights in the preliminary round this year is by a draw. Previously, there were challenges in which two teams competed and a boxer from the winning team was allowed to select his opponent. This year, the boxers on both teams were seeded and the top four seeds draw an opponent from the bottom four of the opposing team.By this method, unless there is an upset, the better boxers go on to the quarter-finals and challenge each other for the semi-final and then final spots. The runner-up in the competition takes home $500,000, while third gets $250,000 and fourth $200,000.The first week of competition saw that fight end in only 55 seconds after the young American, Xzaviar Ford, tore a tendon in his right shoulder and could not continue to fight. There was great disappointment in the auditorium after this premature end.Last week, spectators saw a much better fight as highly rated Demarcos Corley defeated Iwan Azore from Guyana on points, by using his superior boxing skills and ring savvy to good advantage.McLeave’s camp is confident that their fighter can hold his own against the more experienced Davis, while the Davis camp is quietly confident.”We have seen his record and will be going into the fight confident of victory, but we are not taking anything for granted. We want a win and that is what we are going for. We just have to wait to see what he brings to the table,” a representative from their camp said.Jamaica at 9:30 p.m.last_img read more