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Mike Keeton won his first Virginia Sprint Series feature of 2018 Saturday at Shenandoah Speedway. (Photo by Jim Haines)By Jim HainesSHENANDOAH, Va. (July 28) – Mike Keeton showed the way to the front of the IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car field at Shenandoah Speedway Saturday night and stayed there for his first Virginia Sprint Series win of the year.Chris Ware and Bill Rice made up the front row for the start with Rice out first and Ware right behind. Tony Harris, Keeton, Jerald Harris and Glenn Worrell were all lined up and working on Ware in order to get a crack at the leader.Tony Harris got by first to chase down Rice. After some shuffling behind the leader, the top four were all together with Harris holding off Worrell as Keeton was working on Rice for the lead.Keeton went to the front with 10 to go as Worrell took over second three laps later.Keeton would not be caught, however, as he flashed under the checkered flag first with Worrell and Tony Harris close behind.Next Friday it’s the final Fast Friday event of the year at Dixieland Speedway in Elizabeth City, N.C., on Aug. 3.Feature results – 1. Mike Keeton; 2. Glenn Worrell; 3. Tony Harris; 4. Bill Rice; 5. Jerald Harris; 6. Chris Ware; 7. Josh Perreault; 8. Matt Mullins.
Kerby Named Gulf Breeze Head Coach Share June 28, 2007GULF BREEZE, Fla. – Sharon Kerby played for one of the nation’s best women’s soccer program at West Florida from 2001-05. Now, she has the opportunity to coach one of the best women’s soccer teams in Florida. On Tuesday, Kerby was announced as the girl’s soccer coach at Gulf Breeze High School.Kerby will take over for fellow West Florida alumnus Eric Miles. Miles, who helped lead Gulf Breeze to the Class 4A state runner-up finish earlier this year, accepted a position at the Community School of Naples (Fla.). Kerby previously served as head coach of the Woodham High School girl’s soccer team during the 2005-06 season.Kerby finished her career as one of the top goalkeepers in West Florida history. She is third all-time in school history with 28 wins and a career 0.96 goals against average. Kerby is also fourth all-time with seven shutouts. She earned 2001 All-Gulf South Conference First Team honors after 15 wins in her freshman seasonPrint Friendly Version
Olivia VanderburGreensburg, IN— There may not have been a coronation ceremony or a parade due to the pandemic, but crowns were still passed down to the newest Queen and King of the 4-H Fair this week. The 2020 4-H Queen is Olivia Vanderbur and the 4-H King is Adam Fogg.
By Richard MartinBARCELONA (Reuters) – The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has rejected Brazilian club Santos’ case against Barcelona relating to the signing of Neymar in 2013, the Spanish club said in a statement on Tuesday.Santos had presented a claim to soccer’s world governing body FIFA in 2015 asking for 61,295,000 euros ($69.21 million) in compensation and damages after Barca made a payment to Neymar’s father and the family company N&N before signing the Brazil forward for an initial fee of 57 million euros.“The CAS found that the contract between Santos and Neymar was ended by mutual agreement and that Barcelona did not flout the transfer agreement when it paid additional fees to the player’s father and the firm N&N,” Barca said.“Barcelona did not commit any fraudulent conduct when it signed a pre-transfer agreement with Neymar nor when it signed the transfer with Santos.” The statement added that Santos had been ordered by CAS to pay Barca’s legal fees of 20,000 Swiss Francs ($21,253.99).Santos released a statement saying they “regret but respect the decision”, adding that the club was “undeniably hurt by the transfer”.Neymar’s transfer from his boyhood club to Barcelona was shrouded in legal troubles, leading Spain’s High Court to launch a fraud and corruption investigation into the player, who denied any wrongdoing, over the value of his transfer. The investigation also led to Barca’s then president Sandro Rosell, who brokered the deal, resigning from the club in 2014.Neymar enjoyed a trophy-laden four years at Barcelona and formed a world-beating front three with Lionel Messi and Luis Suarez before joining Paris St Germain for a world record fee of 222 million euros.Neymar then sued Barca over the partial payment of a loyalty bonus worth 26 million euros but lost the case and was ordered to pay his former club 6.7 million euros for breach of the last contract he signed with them in 2016. Despite their legal battles, the Brazilian tried to force through a return to Barcelona last year and refused to train with PSG at one point, but the Catalans ultimately failed to meet the French side’s asking price.Barca were expected to make another swoop for him this summer but president Josep Maria Bartomeu said on Wednesday the club were unlikely to make another offer for Neymar due to the financial impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Published on September 12, 2019 at 1:24 am Contact Andrew: email@example.com | @CraneAndrew Facebook Twitter Google+ Charlotte de Vries lined up another shot, but this time, the ball didn’t go directly in. Syracuse trailed Lafayette 2-1 on Sept. 2, her earlier goal trimming a two-goal deficit to one. Yet, an upset of the then-No. 18 Orange still brewed.Laura Graziosi’s pass arrived to de Vries, and forward Tess Queen stood in front to deflect the ensuing shot in. de Vries didn’t get the assist, but it was another scoring chance that SU’s most impactful freshman created.During the first four games of Syracuse’s season, de Vries has been the focal point of the Orange offense. She’s tallied 11 points — five goals and an assist — in that span, and is on pace to surpass Roos Weers’ team-leading total of 11 goals last year. It stems from international competition and a 173-goal high school career that’s allowed de Vries to develop her reverse hit and quick first step, her “signature” skills, said her Conestoga, Pennsylvania High School coach Megan Smyth.Because of de Vries’ ability to capitalize on scoring chances, No. 23 Syracuse (3-1) has overcome its lack of secondary scoring heading into its Friday night matchup with No. 14 St. Joseph’s (3-0), the first of three ranked opponents in five games.“She just has a scorer’s mindset, a shooter’s mindset,” SU head coach Ange Bradley said. “It’s just a mindset plus obviously a lot of talent.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFor the past three seasons, the Orange relied on Weers’ drag flick on penalty corners and sturdy defense. Last year, Weers’ role expanded to mentoring an inexperienced SU roster. With the four-year cornerstone now graduated, SU’s 14 returning players, including junior Chiara Gutsche (eight goals last season), factored in as the main offensive threats heading into the season.Eva Suppa | Digital Design EditorBut in March, Bradley secured de Vries, a top-10 recruit. The recruit that played for the US U-19 team during the High Performance Tours in Europe in 2019 and competed in the Young Women’s National Championshipin Lancaster, Pennsylvania months later. Those two different styles of play, de Vries said, are the same that helped shape her style of play: aggressive and physical, yet smooth with ball possession.She lived in Belgium for seven years and said she witnessed players more skillful and faster with ball control and stick speed. Then, de Vries moved back to the United States and competed against players stronger on the ball, a trend that continued throughout high school and national tournaments.“It makes me a better player to see different types of field hockey around the world,” de Vries said.Her family moved to the Conestoga district for her freshman year of high school, and de Vries walked into Smyth’s office — her coach for two years was also a school counselor — while on a tour and expressed an interest in playing field hockey.Smyth spent the next two seasons watching de Vries, whose goals led the Pioneers to an undefeated Central League record her first year. de Vries would receive the ball and immediately break free because of her first step. She’d finish off possessions with her signature reverse hit, Smyth said, the flipped stick providing just enough launch angle to fling past the goalie.“She’s constantly thinking two, three plays away,” Smyth said.de Vries’ anticipation has helped her provide the bulk of the Orange’s scoring through the nonconference games, as Syracuse heads into the more difficult portion of its schedule. For her game-winning goal against UMass Lowell on Sept. 1, she gathered the ball on the right wing and weaved through the River Hawks’ defense before using the reverse hit to slice the ball into the net.Against Lafayette, de Vries found a new way to score. Positioned in front of the cage, de Vries watched sophomore SJ Quigley’s shot after a penalty corner possession ricochet off Leopards’ goalie Sarah Park and eyed up a rebound. Then, “I just kind of did what I do,” de Vries said, chuckling as she looked back on the goal.The ball settled in the net’s right corner. Even when another SU player couldn’t finish an opportunity in the crease, the freshman found a way to convert.“She just puts a lot of movement in our forward line,” Graziosi said. “On the field, it’s the hard running and the goal-making, she’s already become an important player.” Comments
Stephanie Roche will find out tonight if she has won FIFA’s Puskas Award, for the best goal of the year.The Ireland international faces competition from Robin Van Persie’s diving header in the World Cup against Spain, and James Rodriguez’s volley against Uruguay.
Kerry are looking for back to back All Irelands under the stewardship of Jack O Connor. Since then Tipp have seen off Connaught champions Galway in the quarter final as well as Leinster champions Kildare in the All Ireland semi final. The Kerry manager says he’d rather meet a different team to Tipp in the final Charlie McGeevers team go into the game looking for revenge after Kerry won the Munster crown earlier in the summer. Sunday’s game throws-in at 1.15 in Croke Park and Tipp FM will have live commentary in association with Roscrea Express.
Thiago Silva is waiting to sign the documents to become a Chelsea player after completing a medical in Milan on Thursday.Paris Saint-Germain confirmed the 35-year-old’s exit on Thursday – despite last-ditch efforts by the Champions League runners-up to offer him a new deal.After having his medical in Milan, the centre-back is expected to fly from Italy to London on Friday to begin a 14-day period of self-isolation before joining up with Frank Lampard’s squad.Although joining on a 12-month contract, it is believed the Brazil international could stay at Stamford Bridge for a further season.Chelsea have been keen to strengthen having been banned from signing players last summer.The London club completed the signing of left-back Ben Chilwell from Leicester for £50m on Wednesday, with the England international arriving at Stamford Bridge on a five-year-deal.The Blues also remain in talks with Bayer Leverkusen to sign their forward Kai Havertz before the start of the new season. Source: Sky Sports
Wellington Police notes for Thursday, Aug. 20 to Sunday, Aug. 24:Thursday, August 20, 2015â€¢8:20 a.m. Officers took a report of found bicycle in the area of the Wellington Golf Course.â€¢11:09 a.m. Officers investigated a theft of a television in the 1800 block N. A,Â Wellington.â€¢1:30 p.m. Jesse W. Poole, 32, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog bite violation, dog at large and determination that dog is vicious.â€¢4:44 p.m. Officers took a report of a disturbance in the 700 block N. B,Â Wellington by known subjects.â€¢6:42 p.m. Officers took a report of a vicious animal by known owner in the 900 block W. 7th,Â Wellington.â€¢8:10 p.m. Andrew K. Gerten, 55, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for seatbelt violation.â€¢8:37 p.m. Officers took a report of a domestic disturbance in the 500 block N. Blaine,Â Wellington by known subjects.â€¢10:39 p.m. Officers investigated two counts of theft, unlawful discharge of a firearm in the Wellington city limits and criminal possession of a firearm by a felon by a known suspect in the 100 block N. Washington,Â Wellington.Friday, August 21, 2015â€¢1:13 a.m. Lisa M. Koehn, 34, Wellington was arrested, charged and confined with possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of methamphetamine.â€¢2:34 a.m. John D. Vigil Jr, 51, Wellington was arrested and charged with theft of a motor vehicle, theft of property, unlawful discharge of a firearm and possession of a firearm by a felon.â€¢7:30 a.m. Officers took a report of a found hammer in the 300 block N. A,Â Wellington.â€¢12:07 p.m. Officers took a report of harassment in the 600 block N. Poplar,Â Wellington.â€¢4:38 p.m. Theresa R. Session, 41, Desoto, Texas, was issued a notice to appear for speeding 63 mph in a 40 mph zone.â€¢5:37 p.m. Officers took a report of a disturbance in the 1100 block N. C,Â Wellington.â€¢9:26 p.m. Officers investigated a battery in the 200 block S. Douglas,Â Wellington by known suspect(s).â€¢10:40 p.m. Officers investigated a battery and disorderly conduct in the 200 block S. Bright by known suspect.â€¢11:41 p.m. Officers investigated aggravated battery and disorderly conduct in the 900 block S. A, Wellington by a known suspect.Saturday, August 22, 2015â€¢2:43 a.m. Officers conducted an outside agency assist in the 2400 block N. A, Wellington.â€¢3:10 a.m. Shane A. Hall, 24, Severy, Kans. was arrested and confined on a City of Udall bench warrant for failure to pay fines.â€¢11:02 a.m. Officers took a report of suspicious activity in the 200 block N. C,Â Wellington.â€¢7:51 p.m. Officers investigated an aggravated assault in the 300 block E. 8th, Wellington by known suspect.â€¢3:49 p.m. Officers took a report of a disturbance in the 900 block W. Lincoln,Â Wellington, by known subject(s).Sunday, August 23, 2015â€¢4:30 p.m. Non-injury accident in the 1300 block E. Harvey,Â Wellington involving vehicles operated by Dale A. Weber, 60, Wellington and Hillary E M Vaugh, 23, Wellington.â€¢4:45 p.m. Dale A. Weber, 60, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for improper backing.â€¢4:56 p.m. Officers investigated a theft of a bicycle in the 1000 block Shadylane, Wellington.â€¢5:31 p.m. Officers took a report of a disturbance in the 1300 block E. Harvey,Â Wellington by a known subject(s).â€¢8:13 p.m. Officers investigated criminal damage to vehicles in the 800 block N. Jefferson, Wellington.