LAS VEGAS, Nev. – Tire samples taken from top five finishers in the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified main event and from IMCA SportMod main event winner J.C. Howell revealed no use of any foreign substance(s) at the Duel In The Desert.This was the third year samples were taken from top finishing Modifieds and submitted to a testing laboratory following the special at Las Vegas Motor Speedway. Terry Phillips, Jordan Grabouski, R.C. Whitwell, Johnny Scott and Chris Brown comprised the top five.With the increase in Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMod entries – a record 96 competed at the Nov. 12-15 Duel – tire testing was expanded to include the winner of that main event as well.“Since results are final we will begin mailing the complete payout to all drivers who earned shares of the Duel In The Desert purse,” IMCA Vice President of Operations Brett Root said.
Sophomore tennis star Sabrina Santamaria has accomplished quite a bit during her young, wildly successful career, and this week saw yet another achievement added to an already impressive list. Santamaria was named the Pac-12’s player of the week on Tuesday for the third time this season after impressive performances last weekend against the Arizona schools.Loaded · Sophomore Sabrina Santamaria is the highest ranked of four USC players who are ranked in the top 60 of the ITA’s current rankings. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Against the Sun Devils, the Women of Troy pulled off a 7-0 sweep to hand ASU its first conference loss of the season, moving USC into sole possession of first place. In that match, the No. 2-ranked Santamaria defeated ASU’s No. 23 Jacqueline Cako 6-3, 6-3. Santamaria also was strong in doubles, pairing with senior Danielle Lao for the first time this season against ASU. The duo was ahead 6-5 when the match was suspended after USC had secured the doubles point.Against Arizona, Santamaria knocked off another ranked opponent in Arizona’s No. 64-ranked Lacey Smyth. Santamaria was pushed in the second set but won by a score of 6-3, 7-6 to clinch the win for USC. In doubles, Santamaria teamed with Lao again, and this time the pair cruised to an 8-1 victory over Arizona’s Smyth and Shayne Austin.On the year, Santamaria is a stellar 28-3 overall in singles matches and a perfect 15-0 in dual matches. She is also a flawless 26-0 in doubles matches, teaming with Lao and her primary partner, junior Kaitlyn Christian. The duo of Santamaria and Christian is currently ranked No. 1 in the country and has won back-to-back ITA national indoor doubles championships.Santamaria capped of an impressive freshman campaign by hauling in a plethora of impressive awards, including a spot on the ITA All-American singles and doubles teams. She and Christian also won the Pac-12 Doubles Championship and were named the Pac-12 Doubles Team of the Year. This season has seen an extension of that success, as her individual ranking is at a career high, and she has teamed with Christian to win both the ITA national indoors championship as well as the ITA/Riviera All-American doubles championship.Santamaria is the sixth different USC player to win the Pac-12’s weekly honor this season. The Women of Troy will continue their quest for a conference championship this weekend when they take on Oregon on Sunday, April 14 in Eugene, Ore.
0Shares0000Arsenal’s striker Alexandre Lacazette celebrates scoring from the penalty spot against West Bromwich Albion at the Emirates Stadium in London on September 25, 2017LONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 4 – Arsenal striker Alexandre Lacazette says he turned down Paris Saint-Germain to sign for the English side from Lyon.The France international has made a bright start to his Premier League career with four goals in seven matches, and says he had his mind set on leaving Ligue 1. “We talked to PSG but I knew it was not where I wanted to go,” Lacazette told RMC Sport. “In France, I would only play for Lyon.“PSG could have helped me progress because of the big players they have but I wanted to play in another league.”The Gunners are currently fifth in the Premier League standings and undefeated in their last four matches since their 4-0 capitulation against Liverpool.They have also breezed through their early Europa League encounters, and Lacazette says they are valid contenders for both trophies.“I believe in the title, whether in the Premier League or in the Europa League,” he added. “We have a big group, everyone gets along, it’s not always the best that wins.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
Cockhill Celtic were the big winners at the Ulster Senior League Presentation night which took place in the Mt. Errigal Hotel on Friday night.Cockhill Celtic won a League & Cup double for the second year in a row, finishing the league season unbeaten ahead of Derry City Reserves who also went through the campaign unbeaten in the 4 Lanterns USL and defeating Swilly Rovers in the Donegal News League Cup Final. Garbhán Friel also claimed an individual double, winning the top goal scorer award and was also voted as the Player of the Year (an award that is voted on by the manager of each team).In the DPD Div. 1 Letterkenny Rovers also claimed a League and Cup double with Bonagee Utd. finishing runners-up in both competitions.Jason Doherty (Letterkenny rovers) finished as the league’s top scorer with captain Kieran Doherty picking up the Div. 1 Player of the Year award. Chairman Johnny McCafferty thanked all the participating clubs for their efforts over the season and congratulated all the winners on the night.Ernie Pollock from the Ulster FA congratulated the winning teams and the Inter Provincial team under Donal O’Brien and Trevor Scanlon that retained the Michael Ward Trophy the previous weekend. He said that it was no secret that the Ulster Senior League was struggling for numbers and encouraged the top Junior clubs in the county to look at making the leap to Intermediate football for the good of football in the county.Ernie said, They’re a good few Junior clubs in both the Donegal and Inishowen leagues that are more than capable of playing Intermediate football.“I have no doubt of that. I would encourage those clubs to think seriously about making the step up for the good of the overall standard of football here in Donegal.“The fact that the USL representative side has won the Inter Pro tournament two years in a row is a testament to the standard that is there and players should look to test themselves at the highest standard available to them” he concluded.The League Executive also made a presentation to the players from the winning Inter Pro squad.Award Winners: 4 Lanterns USL Winners: Cockhill CelticRunners-Up: Derry City Res.Donegal News League Cup winners: Cockhill CelticRunners-Up: Swilly Rovers Top Goal Scorer: Garbhán Friel (Cockhill Celtic)POTY: Garbhán Friel (Cockhill Celtic)DPD Div. 1 Winners: Letterkenny RoversRunners-Up: Bonagee Utd.Cup winners: Letterkenny RoversRunners-Up: Bonagee Utd.Div. 1 Top Goal Scorer: Jason Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers)POTY: Kieran Doherty (Letterkenny Rovers)Media & Communication Award: Letterkenny RoversCOCKHILL THE BIG WINNERS AT THE USL PRESENTATION DINNER DANCE was last modified: October 13th, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:NoticessoccerSportUSL
A young man used insulation tape to disguise his mother’s car’s registration plate while robbing a series of petrol stations.Conor Duggan appeared at Letterkenny District Court charged with three counts of theft from various service stations. The 19-year-old pleaded guilty to driving off without paying for petrol on two occasions at Daly’s Service Station in Lifford and then Tobin’s Service Station in Letterkenny.Inspector Barry Doyle told how Duggan used the insulation tape so he would not be caught by CCTV cameras.However, following an investigation, Duggan, of 53 Linsnablagh,Coleraine, Co. Derry was approached by detectives and he admitted the crimes.The two ‘drive-offs’ at Daly’s Filling Station in Lifford happened on December 11th and 13th last.He then carried out the same crime at Tobins Filling Station in Letterkenny on December 17th.In total, he stole more than €116 worth of fuel in the drive-offs.His solicitor, Mr Patsy Gallagher, said his client had issues but that his parents had spoken to him about the incidents and assured the court it would not happen again.Judge Paul Kelly applied the Probation Act, bound him to the peace for a year, fined Duggan €100 and ordered him to pay €116 compensation to the injured parties.Sticky end for petrol station thief! was last modified: March 16th, 2018 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Conor DuggancourtfineGardaipetrol stationtape