Loading… read also:Lyon issue fresh Dembele transfer update The 22-year-old has endured a spate of injuries since moving to Camp Nou from Borussia Dortmund in 2017 and has only made nine appearances this term. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Barcelona forward, Ousmane Dembele pulled out of training on Monday amid fears the Frenchman has suffered a setback in his recovery from a hamstring injury. “During this morning’s training session, Ousmane Dembele felt some discomfort in his right leg as a consequence of muscle fatigue,” Barcelona said in a statement. “He will continue with his rehabilitation.” Dembele has not played for Barca since November 27 but had been expected to return this month.Advertisement Promoted Content7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This YearNo Good Disney Role Models For Boys?A Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DaySuperhero Castings That People Hated But Were Amazing8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthPlus-Size Babes Who Will Make Your Heart Race7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsThe Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read MoreCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way
Titles are determined by drivers’ total points earned in their first 40 starts at all tracks in each state. One hundred and ten state kings, and queens, were crowned each of the last two years. STORY CITY, Iowa – A company that already ships thousands of orders weekly to drivers all across the country is the new title sponsor for one of IMCA’s broadest based and most popular awards programs. The Story City, Iowa, chassis and high performance parts manufacturer and distributor had given awards to special events competitors in 2019, its first season of IMCA sponsorship. KMJ has signed on as title sponsor for the state awards program through 2021. More than 100 drivers will earn KMJ Performance State Championships this season and receive their choice of a $200 gift certificate good toward the purchase of any four shock package, $250 off the purchase of any Victory or Assault chassis, or $50 off any parts purchase. “This is a great new direction for the KMJ program and with so many different parameters for racing in every state, the pursuit of a state championship will be something all drivers can uniformly strive for in 2020,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “We are excited to partner with KMJ and look forward to crowning a record number of state champions this year.” “We wanted to get our name out more last year and I believe we accomplished that. Sponsoring the IMCA state championship program is a good next step and I’m eager to see what these next two seasons bring,” KMJ owner Tony Hofbauer said. “The state championship program reaches drivers throughout the country. We ship out 5,000 packages a week to drivers across the united states so it correlates with what we’re doing now.” Information about Assault and Victory chassis and all KMJ products is available at the www.kmjperformance.com website and on Facebook. Nine hundred and fifty-six different drivers have won one or more of the 1,485 state championships awarded by IMCA since 2000. Hofbauer started Assault Race Cars with Randy Havlik in 2017 and bought both Victory Chassis and Zero 1 Shocks in 2018. In addition to corporate, manufacturing and warehouse facilities in Story City, KMJ also has a high performance parts retail location in Ames.
McGrathYou would be surprised how diverse footwear in the world of sports can be. I mean you could go with Michael Johnson’s gold shoes, anything worn by roller-derby stars, even the ultra-complex professional wrestling boots — because faking it requires only the best in podiatric protection. But without a doubt the best and most unique footwear is that chosen by some kickers and punters: nothing at all.Now, while sumo wrestlers and swimmers all go barefoot, that is by necessity of the sport rather than choice. No, when football players decide to let their feet go naked, it’s all about personal choice. It takes some serious onions to go barefoot on a field with 21 other guys basically running around with nails on their feet, more than half of them running after the guys whose toes are in their birthday suit. I mean if one of those lumbering lunch wagons known as defensive lineman meandered their way onto a kicker’s most important body part, then he could quickly go from playing football to having his foot shaped like a pancake and being able to play little else than curling. Plus, have you ever had to kick something without shoes on? There’s a reason you probably don’t do it all the time. It’s about as pleasurable as head-butting a porcupine — or Sonic the Hedgehog, for that matter. A football isn’t like a kickball. It’s quite dense, and in cold weather it is often comparable to kicking a small boulder. Barefooted kickers often have bloody phalanges at the end of their contest looking like Vienna sausages doused in Heinz. It’s not a pretty picture. Kickers are always considered to be weenies, but kickers who go barefoot aren’t just anti-weenie, they are all real men’s men. Point: barefoot kickers.PoppyBeing such a Project Runway buff, McGrath naturally believes he can win this Point-Counterpoint. Sorry, my friend, all I have to do is search through my closet to find the best sports footwear.Air Jordan XIs? NahSnow shoes? Tempting, but no.Penny Hardaway Air Maxs? Nope, Lil’ Penny ruined that one (“Tyra Banks, fool!”).L.A. Gears? Maybe.Chuck Taylors? Pretty close. Those Larry Johnson — not the Chiefs’ L.J. — grandmamma Converse shoes were as cool as a cucumber. Or at least the commercials were.Shaq’s Dunkmans? Heck no!The best sports footwear, without a doubt, is the Reebok Pump basketball shoe. What better way to compete with Nike’s “Air” cushioning than to pump it up and air out?Plus the concept itself was as cool as a cucumber. If you felt you needed that little boost to get up and touch the rim, just bend over and give your shoes a little pump.The shoes themselves may not have been the best looking, but you can’t beat a tongue with a basketball on it — one that Pumps up at that.Reebok Pumps made basketball shoes what they are today. Expensive, ugly and virtually unable to live up to whatever so-called features they provide. I mean the Pump was a good idea, but seeing how it turned out, all it really did was make the shoe heavier — in essence completely ruining the whole concept.But that’s what makes it the best sports footwear — even with a flawed concept, it remains one of the most iconic shoes of the ’90s — so much so that Reebok re-launched it two years ago and continues to sell it in stores. All it needs is a not-so good basketball player to promote it. Harold Minor, a.k.a. Baby Jordan, should’ve been all over that.
Listen to “The Midday Report” from Thursday October 10th
“This year I think that was the biggest difference in my wrestling, was my mental game. Going into every match I was real relaxed, real calm. But before that, before this match, it was nothing but butterflies. I felt like I was going throw up, I was so scared I almost started crying.“But it’s just the atmosphere. It’s the true athletes that are able to just overcome that.”In the team competition, Penn State, led by 184-pound champion Quentin Wright, won its first NCAA wrestling title in 58 years by outpointing Cornell. The Nittany Lions finished with 107½ points to Cornell’s 93½.“In my mind, I’ve wanted to be a part of a national championship program since I started at Iowa State as a freshman in 1998,” Penn State coach Cael Sanderson said. “Having not been able to do that for so many years until here we are no and it’s finally happened.”Wright began the tournament as the ninth seed and won his first national title with a 5-2 decision over Lehigh’s Rob Hamlin.“It’s a great feeling,” Wright said. “It hasn’t hit me yet. I just got out of the match. But it’s going to get better for a long time.”The three-day event drew a record attendance of 104,260. HISTORY-MAKER—Arizona State’s Anthony Robles, right, poses after beating Iowa’s Matt McDonough in their 125-pound finals match, March 19, at the NCAA Division I Wrestling Championships in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum) PHILADELPHIA (AP)—Anthony Robles finished his NCAA wrestling career in history-making fashion. Robles, who was born without a right leg, took a 7-1 decision from Iowa sophomore Matt McDonough to win the 125-pound title at the NCAA wrestling championships March 19. The Arizona State senior got the only takedown in the first period of the match and worked a pair of tilts to secure five back points.“I had a lot of butterflies going out there,” said Robles, who admitted he’s most likely done as a competitive wrestler but wants to remain involved in one facet or another.
Norberto Arroyo, Jr.951910920%40%$819,486 Luis Contreras8910102311%48%$487,537 NEW PILOTS IN SANTA MARGARITA FOR FINEST CITY, VALE DORIWith regular rider of both Finest City and Vale Dori Mike Smith out of town next Saturday, each will have a new pilot in the Grade I, $400,000 Santa Margarita Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at a mile and an eighth on the main track.Finest City, Eclipse Award winner as older female sprint champion of 2016, was ridden by Smith in her last two outings, victories in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint at Santa Anita last Nov. 5, and the Grade II Santa Monica Stakes on Jan. 21.Smith also has ridden Vale Dori to victories in her last three races, all Grade II events, the Bayakoa Handicap, the La Canada Stakes and the Santa Maria Stakes.The 51-year-old Hall of Fame jockey rides Sham Stakes runner-up American Anthem for Bob Baffert next Saturday in the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park. Ian Kruljac, trainer of Finest City, has engaged Tyler Baze for the Santa Margarita, while Baffert, trainer of the Argentine-bred mare Vale Dori, has called on Rafael Bejarano.Santa Anita oddsmaker Jon White may have to beckon all his skills deciding on which mare to make favorite, but for sure, either Finest City or Vale Dori will be the betting choice.With 16 wins from just 47 mounts, the selective Smith is winning at a remarkable 34 percent at the Winter Meet, but those mounts have earned $1,438,547. That’s why Smith has the deserving reputation as a “money rider.”Also probable for the Santa Margarita are Autumn Flower, no rider; Lady Tapit, Mario Gutierrez; Wild At Heart, Flavien Prat, and possibly Show Stealer, Stewart Elliott. Peter Miller912821931%64%$1,353,516 Philip D’Amato7515101320%51%$910,490 Tyler Baze21535422616%48%$1,664,739 Kent Desormeaux12527151322%44%$1,513,087 TrainerMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won Flavien Prat20046313823%58%$2,887,489 WITH GORMLEY ‘HOME’ FOR SAN FELIPE, ROYAL MO WORKS FOR REBEL With stablemate Gormley staying home at Santa Anita to run in today’s Grade II San Felipe Stakes, Robert B. Lewis Stakes winner Royal Mo worked six furlongs in company Saturday morning in 1:13.40 under regular rider Victor Espinoza for the Rebel Stakes at Oaklawn Park next Saturday.Workmate Guggenheim was clocked in 1:14 flat.“I got him (Royal Mo) in 13 and change,” said John Shirreffs, who trains the son of Uncle Mo for Jerry and Ann Moss. “He looked very good. Victor was happy with him, so if he comes out of the work well, we’re on our way. He’ll ship on the 14th.” Joseph Talamo13519131814%37%$638,073 Richard Baltas11319201817%50%$1,030,778 Doug O’Neill12517252014%50%$1,218,196 Kristin Mulhall3176323%52%$213,230 Stewart Elliott13414161910%37%$696,903 Rafael Bejarano11419182117%51%$1,093,648 Santiago Gonzalez11412181511%39%$586,819 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS Mike Smith471651334%72%$1,438,547 BAZE, BEJARANO ON PRIME MOUNTS SANS SMITH EURTON: ‘HAVEN’T SEEN THE BEST OF MILKY WAY’LEWIS WINNER ROYAL MO WORKS FOR SHIRREFFSBAFFERT BREEZES TRIO SATURDAY AT SANTA ANITA ‘HONEST’ SHEEZA MILKY WAY IN SUNDAY’S SANTA ANASheeza Milky Way has been flirting with graded stakes status during her 12-race career and trainer Peter Eurton hopes the four-year-old Sidney’s Candy filly achieves that level in Sunday’s Grade II Santa Ana Stakes for older fillies and mares at 1 1/8 miles on turf.“She’s an honest filly, she’s doing very well and if she gets the trip, she’s going to give you everything she has,” Eurton said. “She might be a notch below (the top ones), but I think you haven’t seen the best of her yet.”The Santa Ana: Pretty Girl, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Do the Dance, Tyler Baze, 12-1; Goodyearforroses, Corey Nakatani, 5-2; Sheeza Milky Way, Jamie Theriot, 6-1; Sweet Charity, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Kenriya, Rafael Bejarano, 4-1; Evo Campo, Brice Blanc, 8-1; and Responsibleforlove, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 6-1. Edwin Maldonado63117917%43%$336,985 William Spawr27104337%63%$303,251 John Sadler509101018%58%$525,394 JockeyMts1st2nd3rdWin%ITM%Money Won (Current Through Friday, March 10) Mark Glatt70911913%41%$421,485 Vladimir Cerin47910719%55%$337,504 Bob Baffert53108919%51%$990,731 Corey Nakatani67117616%36%$608,717 Tiago Pereira9711111411%37%$383,995 Martin Pedroza10514201913%50%$592,933 Victor Espinoza55913716%53%$664,237 FINISH LINES: Bob Baffert supervised workouts Saturday morning for Sham Stakes runner-up American Anthem, San Antonio Stakes winner Hoppertunity and Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade I Los Alamitos Futurity in 2015, each going six furlongs in a bullet 1:11.60. American Anthem had Martin Garcia up and worked with Mor Spirit. Hoppertunity, ticketed for the Dubai World Cup on March 25, went with workmate Dr. Dorr who got a five furlong clocking of 59.80 . . . Corey Nakatani rides It Tiz Well for Jerry Hollendorfer in today’s Grade III Honeybee Stakes at Oaklawn Park . . . Mike McCarthy reports Illuminant in good shape following her impressive comeback win in Friday’s Wishing Well Stakes. McCarthy has her ticketed for Keeneland’s Grade I Coolmore Jenny Wiley Stakes at 1 1/16 miles on turf April 15 . . . With his game victory aboard 6-1 shot Classic Ruler in today’s first race, it marked the fifth win for apprentice Evin Roman, who lost three pounds from his weight allowance and now rides as a seven-pound ‘bug.’ . . . On Saturday, March 18, Santa Anita offers the St. Paddy’s Day Pitch, with the person who tosses a ringer winning $1 million! It’s free to enter. Just get on track, fill out a contest entry card and you could be one of four entries selected to participate, or sign up online at santaanita.com/events before March 18, as one online entry also will be chosen . . . Daylight Saving Time begins Sunday. Turn your clocks forward one hour Saturday night. Trainer Standings Peter Eurton50115622%44%$547,152 J. Keith Desormeaux3683522%44%$479,505 Steven Miyadi57814614%49%$379,961 Jerry Hollendorfer10621142120%53%$1,495,524 (Current Through Friday, March 10, 2017 Inclusive) Jeff Bonde2173233%57%$261,585
Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Ince believes the club could mount a ‘sneaky’ title challenge this season.A 3-0 victory over rivals Liverpool at Old Trafford stretched United’s winning run to six Premier League games, despite the team performing below-par in several of those matches.And Ince believes, if they can get key first-team players back fit and improve their defence in January, then Louis van Gaal’s side could battle Man City and Chelsea for top spot come the end of the campaign.“There is a long way to go,” he told the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast. “A lot of things can happen and we saw that at Newcastle [when Chelsea lost]. I watched Chelsea beat Hull on Saturday and Chelsea weren’t convincing and, obviously, Manchester City are without Sergio Aguero but have David Silva coming back.“I think Manchester United might have a sneaky feeling they could catch them. I don’t think they will but I think if they can keep grinding results out, get players back fit and get a couple of defenders in [the transfer window], who knows [what they can do?]“I feel once they’re up there they will have as good a chance as Manchester City or Chelsea, which is good because you don’t want it to be a two-horse race. You want other teams like the Manchester Uniteds and the Arsenals involved to make it [the title race] exciting.”
On September 7, 2012 Actor/Producer/Director Scott L. Schwartz will return to Chicago, IL to show his support for Alicia’s House Food Pantry for a week of fundraising events and appearances.Scott L. Schwartz visits children’s hospitalCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsLast year, Scott helped Alicia’s House Food Pantry raise over $50,000. While Scott is in town he plans to visit the children at Children’s Memorial Hospital and Lutheran General Hospital again. Scott is a essential part of the fundraising for Alicia’s House Food Pantry along with former Chicago Cubs pitcher Milt Pappas, and former Chicago Cubs catcher Randy Hundley. They will start the week of fundraising with “Tip A Star” (celebrities serving for tips) at Aurelio’s Pizza (1372 Main St., Crete, IL 60417) on Saturday September 8th from 5pm-8pm, a return visit to Manteno Veterans Home on the 12th and The Egg & I on the 13th.The most popular event on the agenda is the Celebrity Golf Outing on Saturday September 15th at Lincolnshire Country Club (390 East Richton Rd., Crete, IL), followed by dinner with the stars and the very popular silent auction.Scott L. Schwartz is widely known as the “Ultimate Bad Guy” from his acting career including: Ocean’s 11, 12 & 13, Starsky & Hutch, Spiderman, Fun With Dick And Jane, Buffy The Vampire Slayer, The Mentalist, Castle, among other feature films and TV shows. What most fans don’t know is that Scott is really “The Ultimate Nice Guy” and has been visiting children’s hospitals worldwide for the past 14 years after losing his sister to lung cancer in 1998. He realizes the value and impact of making a lasting impression on children with cancer and how important it is to make each child feel special. Scott enjoys visiting pediatric hospitals and bringing what joy he can into the lives of every child he visits. They are always smiling during his visits and usually begging him to return soon.Scott L. Schwartz on The MentalistCredit/Copyright: Extreme Public RelationsThis year we’re proud to announce Scott was the recipient of the CHOC Glass Slipper Guild Award (a prestigious award that others like David Beckham, Gwen Stefani among others have received).The Scott L. Schwartz Children’s Foundation is making a difference in the lives of each child in need by continuing to visit hospitals worldwide, helping Alicia’s House Food Pantry, Children’s Hospital of Orange County (CHOC), Toys For Tots Foundation, and various Children’s Hospitals worldwide.Last September (2011) Alicia’s House Food Pantry closed out their week of celebrity charity events with donations totaling over fifty thousand dollars to help feed the needy. The week of fundraising started out with Scott L. Schwartz returning to WGN for an interview, making a first time appearance on NBC’s “The Talk” and visiting the South Chicago Heights Fire Department in Steger, IL. Later in the week Milt Pappas (Legendary All Star Chicago Cubs Pitcher) joined Kevin “The Butcher” Hughes and Scott L. Schwartz at Rasberry’s Pancake House for “Tip A Star” and Aurelio’s Pizza.The week of charity events ended at Lincolnshire Country Club for a day of golfing with the stars, dinner and silent auction. Some of the silent auction items included: Michael Jordan autographed picture, Mickey Mantle autographed baseball, Derek Jeter autographed picture, Michelle Monroe handbag, Other celebrity supporters included: Yoko Ono, The Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Bulls, Blackhawks and Bears. Top sponsors included: Goldie’s Auto Body (Mechanical & Towing) in Beecher, Aurelio’s Pizza (Crete), Desiderio Landscaping, Enterprise, Quality Inn (Bradley), Country Financial (Steger), Thrivent Financial for Lutheran and Winpak Portion Packaging.Thanks to their supporters, in 2011 Alicia’s House fed 4728 families, 17,616 people, and distributed 194,450 pounds of food. This year with our economy the way it is, they have seen an increase of over 28% in the amount of individuals they are helping. Alicia’s House is totally supported by donations from individuals, businesses, and our various fundraisers. All of the money raised goes directly to feed the hungry and run the pantry; no one at Alicia’s House is paid.Copyright ©2012Look to the Stars