FIFA Ranking: Eagles moves four places up, remain 3rd in Africa

first_imgNigeria’s Super Eagles moved four places up in the monthly Federation Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) rankings released by the world football governing body.Advertisement The three-time African champions occupy the 31st spot in the world and third in Africa.Senegal’s Teranga Lions retained their spot as the best playing nation in the continent and 20th in the world, but are closely trailed by Tunisia’s Cathage Eagles, who moved up two spots to the 27th position. Read Also: Odion Ighalo yet to train at Man Utd training groundAlgeria’s Desert Foxes also improved in the latest ranking moving three places to the 35th position in the world.Morocco’s Atlas Lions, despite dropping a spot to the 43rd position completes Africa’s top five playing nations.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 center_img Loading…last_img read more

Karl Chevrolet, Karl Performance extend IMCA support

first_imgANKENY, Iowa – Two companies that have become synonymous with IMCA return to sponsorship roles with the sanctioning body in 2017.Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance have a combined 31 years of cash and product support for IMCA drivers.Karl Chevrolet, the new and pre-owned automotive dealership located in Ankeny, returns as title sponsor for the Northern SportMod division for the 12th consecutive season and again furnishes a portion of the $9,500 point fund to be paid to top 10 drivers in final national standings.Nineteen-year sponsor Karl Performance, the Des Moines-based engine builder, Billy Moyer Victory Race Cars manufacturer and high performance parts retailer, continues sponsorship of the IMCA heat winner decal program.All Northern SportMod, Southern SportMod, Hobby Stock and now Sport Compact drivers are required to display two Karl Chevrolet decals on their race car to be eligible for point fund checks, which will be presented during the national awards banquet in November or mailed beginning the following week from the IMCA home office.Karl Performance decals go to heat winners in all IMCA divisions at all sanctioned events. Drivers who win at least 10 heat races this season and provide a photo of their car proving heat winner decal placement to IMCA receive a $50 product certificate.Modified, Northern SportMod or Hobby Stock champions who win IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s titles with crate motors receive a new GM 604 or 602 crate from Karl Chevrolet. Drivers in any division winning with claim motors get engines from Karl Performance.More information is available at the or websites.“Each season the renewal of the Karl programs are paramount to not only our regular point season but Super Nationals as well,” observed IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The relationship we have with everyone at both Karl Chevrolet and Karl Performance is something we value highly, and the support they annually show IMCA is really incredible.”last_img read more

Stoke boss Mark Hughes hoping to follow Southampton’s lead

first_img “Southampton have done really well in recent years finishing top-10, top-eight, top-seven, and we haven’t quite been able to catch them,” said the City boss. “But maybe this is the season we’ll be able to do that.” Stoke are rapidly becoming the top-flight’s latest away-day specialists with three wins, three draws and just one defeat on the road. They comfortably sat on Bojan’s third goal of the season, a neat near-post flick from Erik Pieters’ cross, and could have scored more but for some wayward finishing from Xherdan Shaqiri and Marko Arnautovic. “We are doing okay on the road and we need to keep it going,” added Hughes. “We have got a defensive platform which is helping us to get good results on the road. ” Swiss winger Shaqiri impressed again until he had to be withdrawn in the second half with a slight hamstring problem, but Hughes said the move was precautionary. “He had a little tightness and that was the reasoning behind taking him off when we did,” the Welshman said. “He wanted to go out and play the second half but it was important that we protected him a little bit, which is what we did. Bojan Krkic’s 10th-minute strike secured City’s first win at St Mary’s, and their first on the south coast in 35 years. Southampton have led the charge of the teams chasing the traditional top-six clubs in recent seasons, but Hughes feels this could be the year Stoke overtake them. “I was really pleased with what he offered us once more. You can see each game he plays that he is adapting and showing the undoubted qualities he possesses.” Southampton striker Graziano Pelle endured a frustrating afternoon, culminating in him picking up his fifth booking of the season for kicking the ball away. The Italian will now miss next week’s trip to Manchester City, and manager Ronald Koeman said: ” It’s all about the frustration of the player. “He was not playing well, he was not scoring and the team was not winning, but you have to control yourself always. “We have to accept it and we will play another number nine next week.” Mark Hughes hopes Saturday’s win at Southampton provides another step in Stoke’s progression up the Barclays Premier League table. Press Associationlast_img read more

Bucksport girls collect wins in two events at EMITL meet

first_img Latest Posts Latest posts by Taylor Vortherms (see all) Taylor VorthermsSports Editor at The Ellsworth AmericanTaylor Vortherms covers sports in Hancock County. The St. Louis, Missouri native recently graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism and joined The Ellsworth American in 2013. EHS names new boys’ soccer coach – July 13, 2016 Biocenter_img Part 2: When the injury is inside your head, some “don’t get it” – July 26, 2016 Part 1: Invisible, incapacitating concussions are sidelining high school athletes – July 19, 2016 Sumner’s Barammee Janla sprints in the 55-meter dash at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. Janla placed first in 6.71. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPEllsworth’s Brandon St. Germain competes in the long jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. St. Germain placed second with a distance of 17-09.75. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROPSumner’s Sally Lockhart competes in the high jump at Saturday’s Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House. PHOTO BY TIM SUELLENTROP123PreviousNextORONO — Bucksport’s Mavis Taungatu’a and Natalie Coleman led their team to a fourth place finish at the Eastern Maine Indoor Track League meet on Saturday at the University of Maine’s New Balance Field House.Taungatu’a placed first in shot put with a distance of 32-09.75. Coleman placed first in the 2-mile run in 13:34.54 and second in the mile in 1:08.10.The Bucksport girls finished the days with 48 points. Ellsworth placed sixth of seven teams with 20 and Sumner seventh with eight. Orono won with 84 points, with Old Town close behind with 83.For the boys, Sumner placed fifth of seven teams with 32 points. Ellsworth was sixth with 30 and Bucksport, seventh with 11. Old Town won with 120 points, with Orono trailing in second place with 86.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textFor the Bucksport girls, Sydnie Howard contributed a second-place finish in the triple jump with 27-02. Howard also placed third in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.95.For the Bucksport boys, Skyler Fraga placed first in the 1-mile in 5:06.37.For the Sumner boys, Christian Kimball placed first in the 55-meter hurdles in 9.77. Baramee Janla placed first in the 55-meter dash in 6.71 and second in the 200-meter dash in 23.67.For the Sumner girls, Emily Martin placed third in the 55-meter dash in 8.43.For the Ellsworth girls, Elizabeth Perry placed second in shot put with 30-09.50, and Olivia Lounder placed third in the 1-mile in 6:14.99.For the Ellsworth boys, Brandon St. Germain placed second in the long jump with 17-09.75.last_img read more

Football News Emiliano Sala, Argentine footballer, confirmed dead after cops identify body

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Football News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. The investigators had recovered a body underwater from the wreckage of a plane carrying the Argentine footballer in the Channel and transported it to the British mainland on Thursday for identification. Britain’s Air Accidents Investigation Branch (AAIB) said that bad weather meant they were unable to recover the plane and as a result it was closing down the operation.The light aircraft was carrying the 28-year-old footballer to his new Premier League team Cardiff City when it disappeared near the British island of Guernsey on January 21, along with 59-year-old pilot David Ibbotson. Sala’s disappearance prompted an outpouring of grief across the footballing world, including at his former club Nantes in France where the plane was flying from.After search operations were suspended, a shipwreck hunter hired by Sala’s family with funds donated by football stars such as Lionel Messi found the wreckage on Sunday. The body was taken to Portland Harbour in southern England on board the Geo Ocean III offshore supply ship.It was then stretchered into a silver van, with Dorset Police confirming it had “left the boat and left the port”, before being taken to a nearby mortuary for identification and a post-mortem. “This morning… the body was brought to Portland Port, Dorset, as this is the nearest part of the British mainland to where the plane was located,” said the police statement.The AAIB, who took over the operation, had on Monday confirmed that an unidentified body had been found at the site. New Delhi: Argentine footballer Emiliano Sala was confirmed dead after the investigators identified the body recovered from the plane wreckage today. According to the Dorset Police, the body brought to UK’s Portland Port has been formally identified by HM Coroner for Dorset as that of professional footballer Emiliano Sala. The families of Sala and the pilot David Ibbotson have been updated with this news and will continue to be supported by specially-trained family liaison officers. Our thoughts remain with them at this difficult time, the police said in a statement. On Monday 21 January 2019 a plane carrying both men was flying from Nantes to Cardiff when it lost contact with Air Traffic Control, north of Guernsey.The news has sent shockwaves in the world of football. Sala’s sister Romina posted a heart-breaking message on Instagram. “Your soul in my soul it will shine forever thus illuminating the time of my existence. I love you, tito,” Romina wrote.last_img read more

USC sponsors annual Sacnas Conference

first_imgUSC is sponsoring the Society for Advancement of Hispanics/Chicanos and Native Americans in Science’s annual national conference, “Creativity, Vision, & Drive: Toward Full Representation in STEM,” from Oct. 16-18 at the Los Angeles Convention Center.SACNAS is a national organization comprised of scientists who are committed to the academic success of Hispanic, Chicano and Native American students, postdoctoral researchers and professionals in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.“At the beginning of each school year, we give all new incoming Hispanic students a planner of resources, and SACNAS is one of those resources,” said William N. Vela, director of El Centro Chicano. “The number of Latinos and Native Americans [in science] are underrepresented and programs like SACNAS give them more resources, role models and exposure to those fields.”Since its founding in 1973, SACNAS has become a network of 25,000 members, partners and friends, according to its website. USC is home to one of two independent chapters in the Los Angeles community.“SACNAS is the largest national organization that promotes STEM careers for underrepresented groups,” said Alexis Moreno, assistant vice dean of diversity and strategic initiatives at USC. “It started two years ago with the idea of getting students, from undergraduate to graduate to postdoctoral, and connecting them to national networks.”According to Moreno, the university’s sponsorship of the event will enable undergraduates participating in the convention to meet USC faculty, students and administrators, as well as tour university science facilities such as the Center for Dark Energy Biosphere Investigations and the USC Wrigley Marine Science Center on Catalina Island.“It should be exciting,” Moreno said. “Thursday night there’ll be a welcome concert by [LA-based Chicano rock band] Quetzal and Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences Dean Steve Kay will be making remarks at Friday’s lunch.”Beatriz “Abril” Lopez-Bermudez, a senior majoring in chemistry who hails from Mexico City, is a member of USC’s SACNAS chapter.“SACNAS has been an important source of information,” she said. “I’ve become more knowledgeable about the resources offered to students in STEM majors.”Her principal investigator, chemistry professor Brent Melot, introduced her to the organization.“He explained that it would be a great idea for me to be part of it and participate in their conference this year,” Lopez-Bermudez said.Lopez-Bermudez plans to present a paper that she and her mentors worked on entitled “Dependence of the Li-Ion Conductivity and Activation Energies on the Crystal Structure and Ionic Radii in Li6MLa2Ta2O12.”“Since this is my very first conference, I am really looking forward to meeting people in the field of chemistry and energy, as well as to present what we’ve been working on in lab,” Lopez-Bermudez said. “I want to make both my mentors and my school proud.”Vela believes USC’s involvement in SACNAS offers a promising future for its minority students.“I think it’s a great thing that USC has decided to take the lead on this,” Vela said. “In addition to the groups like Latinos and Native Americans, there are some groups within those groups that are even smaller in number, like Latina women, and I would think that to have any national organization geared specifically towards them really brings pride to those students and gives them a sense of belonging.”last_img read more

Tyus Battle named ACC Player of the Week

first_imgSyracuse guard Tyus Battle has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. He averaged 23 points and four rebounds per game across the Orange’s (5-2) two wins last week.At then-No. 16 Ohio State last Wednesday, Battle played all 40 minutes. He finished with 20 points on 6-for-10 shooting from the floor and 7-for-8 from the foul line. Then on Saturday against Cornell, Battle led the Orange with 26 points on 10-for-17 from the field. He made four 3-pointers, as well. Battle has moved himself to No. 43 on the all-time Syracuse scoring list, a point behind Arinze Onuaku. The Orange are in action next on Tuesday against Northeastern. AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on December 3, 2018 at 3:21 pm Contact Billy: | @Wheyen3 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Chelsea Confirms Conte as New Coach

first_imgConte, who won the Serie A title in each of his three years as Juventus boss, is the fifth Italian to manage Chelsea, following Gianluca Vialli, Claudio Ranieri, Carlo Ancelotti and Roberto di Matteo.“We are very pleased to have recruited one of the most highly regarded managers in world football,” said club director Marina Granovskaia.“We are equally pleased to do so before the end of the current season. This aids our future planning.”Conte has the task of rebuilding a side that won the Premier League title last season before imploding this term.Mourinho’s second spell came to an end on December 17 after a miserable start to the season and what Chelsea Technical Director, Michael Emenalo, described as “palpable discord” between the Portuguese and his players.Hiddink restored stability in his second interim spell as boss – the Blues are 10th with seven games to go – but Chelsea will fail to win a trophy and are set to miss out on Champions League football next season.Former Juventus player Andrea Pirlo wrote this in his autobiography: “Even when we’re winning, Conte comes in and hurls against the wall (and thus my little corner).“Anything he can lay his hands on… almost always full bottles of water. Fizzy water. Very fizzy water.”When Conte speaks “his words assault you”, says Pirlo, adding: “They crash through the doors of your mind, often quite violently, and settle deep within you.”Conte may have “some problems” adjusting to English football but his appointment will prove to be a “good decision”, says former Manchester City manager Roberto Mancini.“It is difficult when a manager changes championships,” Mancini, now in charge at Inter Milan, told BBC Sport.“It is important that he knows the league very well and very quickly. Probably he could have some problems at the start of his job.”Conte is a former Italy midfielder who made more than 400 appearances for Juventus, winning five league titles and a Champions League.He won 20 caps for his country and was part of the squad beaten by France in the final of Euro 2000.After spells coaching Arezzo, Bari, Atalanta and Siena, Conte returned to Juve in 2011, guiding them to the Serie A title at the first attempt.However, he was then charged with failing to report attempted match-fixing during his time as coach of Siena.Conte pleaded his innocence but was banned for 10 months – a sentence that was reduced to a four-month touchline suspension.Juventus retained their title despite Conte’s absence and won their third in succession the following season before his exit in 2014 to take over as Italy boss.Despite serving that touchline ban, the issue remains an ongoing concern for the soon-to-be Chelsea manager.Conte faces criminal proceedings after being accused of “sporting fraud”, with a trial due to start in Italy this week.Conte, who has always denied wrongdoing, is among 104 defendants.He is likely to be fined if found guilty, according to his lawyer Leonardo Cammarata, who added Conte’s reputation would be “seriously damaged”.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram English Premiership club, Chelsea, has confirmed the appointment of Italy boss, Antonio Conte, as its new first-team head coach, starting from this summer.The 46-year-old former Juventus boss will begin a three-year contract after his country takes part in Euro 2016.“I am proud to be the coach of the national team of my country and only a role as attractive as manager of Chelsea could follow that,” he said.Guus Hiddink, who replaced the sacked Jose Mourinho, will remain in charge of the Blues until the end of the season. The final of Euro 2016 takes begins on July 10.last_img read more

Game Day Preview: Pittsburgh Steelers at New England Patriots

first_imgPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger talks with Oakland Raiders defensive tackle Stacy McGee after game in Oakland, Calif., Oct. 27. The Raiders won 21-18. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez) At 2-5; the Steelers are officially in crisis mode. Their reward? A trip to New England where they never win against Tom Brady and the Patriots.  The season is rapidly slipping away and it’s on Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the rest of the coaches and veterans to not let this ship completely sink.Here are the Keys to A Steelers Victory:1. They will need to pressure Tom Brady. The Black and Gold have failed to get to Tom Brady over the years and as Brady has proven time and time again, if you give him time, he’ll burn you big.2. The offense can be the team’s best defense. The best way to beat the Patriots is to keep Brady off the field as much as possible. The offense will need to exercise ball control. They’ll need to be able to run the ball effectively and mix in the passes accordingly.3. Playing physical football is a must. The Patriots can be bullied and the old Steelers knew how to do that. Timmons and Woodley need to show the Patriots who’s in charge early and often.  4. The most obvious statement but possibly the most truthful, they can’t commit the stupid penalties. The last thing this team needs to do is provide the Patriots with free yards on either side of the ball.   New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady passes against the Miami Dolphins in the second half of game Oct. 27, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)Here are a Few Things to Watch: 1. Big Ben-How will he play in a matchup against the guy he defines as the best quarterback in the NFL?2. LeVeon Bell-He’s been very enigmatic in his first few games in the NFL. He seems to go up and down week by week. Based on that pattern he’s due for a good week but will it happen? Will the real LeVeon Bell show up or is the real LeVeon Bell a 35 yard per game rusher?3. Emmanuel Sanders-Remember he was signed to an offer sheet by the Pats in the offseason, will he want to show them what they missed out on?4. Heath Miller-He’s had an off few weeks with drops and fumbles. Will he make up for it? He may see several targets this week.Mike Pelaia hosts the website Steel Nation Association Covering the Steelers and helping Children’s Hospital All Day Everyday. You can e-mail him at read more