By Kelly NinasNORTH PLATTE, Neb. (Aug. 5) – Colton Osborn took the lead on the 12th circuit and then drove his way through lapped traffic to win the IMCA Modified feature Saturday at Lincoln County Raceway.Osborn had started seventh and worked the low groove to put himself in position to make the pass for the lead. Osborn slipped past early leader David Murray Jr., who led the initial 11 laps before falling back to second.Casey Werkmeister was the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car winner and Luke Wassom led the distance in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock main.Jamey Kennicutt led from lap three to the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod checkers while Erik Nelson returned to North Platte to pace the Mach-1 Sport Compacts.
For the third successive match at St James’ Park, Cisse left it until injury time to ease fraying United nerves by scoring the only goal in a crucial 1-0 victory over Fulham. Cisse jumped in the crowd and earned a booking for his troubles. As for Pardew, he also threw himself in amongst the delirious fans, emerging with his jacket, shirt and tie dishevelled. “It was sheer relief,” said Pardew of his exuberance. “I was carrying all the stress of how important today’s game was, so it was nice to jump in the crowd. I didn’t do it intentionally, it was a moment that came into my head at the time. “It’s difficult when you do something like that. I’ve had a couple of occasions in the past where I’ve jumped in the crowd. It’s just a natural thing I wanted to do at that time with the fans. It was for them really as it’s not been our greatest season.” Asked if he was worried the fans would not let him go, Pardew replied jokingly: “I did check my pockets after in case one of them wasn’t a Newcastle fan, but fortunately my money was still there.” The goal means Newcastle are now five points clear of the relegation zone, one that left Pardew almost unable to sum up its importance. He added: “It was a big moment, no doubt about that. “As someone who has been in the game a while and knows the financial implications, what it means to spirit, the feeling for the fans, the implications of everything involved, it’s a precious goal. You can’t put a price on it, you really can’t. I can’t underline how important the win is, with the extra two points. They are very, very important.” Fulham manager Martin Jol believes his side are safe, but is taking nothing for granted as he said: “There are two clubs who have a problem – Reading and QPR. So it’s all about the third club, otherwise the results were good for us, good for Newcastle as well. “I don’t think we’re in trouble, but then 10 years ago you needed 44 points to stay up, a couple of seasons ago a club needed 42, but then five or six seasons it’s been 36 points. I think you need a lot of points this year to be safe, but I think we are fine, although you never know.” Press Association Newcastle manager Alan Pardew celebrated another late show from Papiss Cisse by almost losing his shirt and his wallet.
Ireland hold their last training session this morning ahead of their Euro 2016 qualifier with Gibraltar.Richard Keogh remains a doubt through injuryEngland maintained a 100-percent start to Euro 2016 qualifying last night. They beat San Marino 5-0 at Wembley.Defending champions Spain weren’t so lucky, as they suffered a surprise 2-1 defeat in Slovakia.
Mumbai, Sep 13 (PTI) Actress Rani Mukerji, who tied the knot with filmmaker Aditya Chopra last year, has been pictured sporting a baby bump. The latest pictures, showing her baby bump in a floral maxi dress, however, confirm her pregnancy. Rani and the YRF honcho filmmaker secretly married in Italy on April 21, 2014. It is the first marriage for Rani, 37, while Aditya, 44, who is known to be a very private person, was previously married to Payal Khanna but they got divorced in 2009. In her 16-year-old career, Rani has given many hits including “Saathiya”, “Hum Tum”, “Veer Zaara”, “Bunty aur Babli”, “Black” and “No One Killed Jessica”. PTI PSH BK