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Kwadwo Asamoah touts Ghana’s credentials

first_imgKwadwo Asamoah remains one of Ghana’s consistent players and is keen to see the Black Stars, one of the favourites for glory for the 2012 Africa Cup of Nations lift the trophy.The Udinese attacker is expected to make his third successive Nations Cup appearance after his debut in 2008 as Ghana prepare for the start of this month’s finals in Gabon-Equatorial Guinea.Though, a squad member in the bronze winning 2008 Nations Cup side, Asamoah, two years after, played every match for the Black Stars as they marched to the final of the Africa Cup of Nations in Angola and picked silver.The 23-year-old has become an integral player in the Black Stars and has told Fifa.com that Ghana would be a strong candidate for the title when the finals kick off on January 21.“We are a good team, without any phenomenons but with many quality players. If we are compact and gritty as [coach Goran] Stevanovic asks, we will be dangerous for anyone to play,” Asamoah said.The competition would miss teams like Egypt, Cameroon and Nigeria but the Ghanaian does not expect it to make it any easier for the Black Stars. He anticipates strong competition from all the qualified nations.“It is true that strong and successful teams will be missing, but it still won’t be easy to win the continental tournament. Not even South Africa will be there, but there are always new teams who will make life hard for anyone. All the teams who qualified for the finals deserved it.”The absence of some of the established nations might have narrowed down the number of favourites but Asamoah refuses to tag any side as favourites head of the start of the competition.“I do not see any favourite,” he said.“We all start on the same level, so of course there could be a big surprise. I see a very balanced tournament.” Ghana’s first game at the finals will be against newcomers, Botswana on January 24, three days after the tournament kicks off.The Black Stars will follow up their opener with fixtures against West African rivals, Mali four days later and Guinea on February 1 at the same stadium.Gabon will co-host the 2012 African Nations Cup with Equatorial Guinea. The tournament will kick off on January 21 and run till February 12.last_img read more

19 chassis builders enter IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup contest

first_imgVINTON, Iowa – Nineteen chassis builders from across the country will contend for national and regional honors in the eighth annual IMCA Manufacturers’ Cup contest.Manufacturers’ Cup standings are based on makes of chassis driven by top 10 drivers in the five Modified regions.Champions will be named based on points for each individual region while the builder with the highest point total overall will be named IMCA’s national Manufacturer of the Year. They’ll receive a $500 prize and trophy during the national awards banquet in November.Lethal Chassis of Mooresville, N.C., is a new Cup contest entrant. Jake Murray Race Cars of Hart­ford is back in the field following a one-year hiatus.Builders returning to Cup competition are 1st Class Chassis of Great Bend, Kan.; B & B Racing Chassis of Belle Plaine, Minn.; BMS by Xtreme of Great Bend, Kan.; Destroyer Chassis of Kenne­dale, Texas; Dirt Works Race Cars of Oronogo, Mo., Dream Racing Chassis of Las Vegas, Nev.; GRT Race Cars of Greenbrier, Ark.; Harris Auto Racing of Boone; Impressive Race Cars of Hillsboro, Mo.; Jet Racing of Beatrice, Neb.; Larry Shaw Race Cars of Batesville, Ark.; Phoenix Race Chassis of Nevada, Mo.; Rage Chassis of West Union; Razor Chassis of Platte Center, Neb.; Sidebiter Chassis of Kanawha; Skyrocket Chassis of Fertile; and Victory Race Cars by Billy Moyer of Des Moines.“It’s always good to add a new builder to this program,” noted IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder. “The focus of our Manufacturers’ Cup is to help builders gain exposure and encourage any driver looking to purchase a chassis to do so from a company that supports IMCA and builds safe race cars.”All builders entered in the Manufacturers’ Cup contest will have the opportunity to display a car at Boone Speedway during the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s.BMS is the six-time and defending national Manufacturer of the Year.last_img read more

Ladies rule at 9th John Preddy & Memorial Golf Tournament

first_imgTechnical prizes (in two flights) were available on every hole, provided by our generous sponsors, and this kept everyone’s interest, even when falling out of contention for the main competition prizes.  The novelty technical prize for nearest to the tree (in the middle of the fairway) on the par 5, 14th hole produced a great shot from Marlene Prudden which finished just a couple of inches from the tree and left an almost unplayable second shot!It proved to be a long day with the competition organisers, playing in the final group, only just managing to complete their round as darkness set in at 6pm.The free buffet and prize giving was held at Lewinski’s bar, and the staff there put on an excellent spread to satiate the hungry golfers.Geoff Parker (right) presents the men’s individual trophy to Sugar Ray Handford.This was the first year that lady golfers had participated in the event and they certainly made their presence felt by winning the inaugural Memorial trophy for the team event, and Duang Butpanya also took the Ladies/Seniors trophy.  The John Preddy men’s individual trophy was won by Sugar Ray Handford with 41 points, two points clear of a cluster of five players on 39 who had to be separated on count backs.Special mention is due for one player who attempted to break the course record for the number of beers consumed during a round, managing to drink 10 prior to teeing off and 14 during the round (yes – the caddies were counting!), and he still came home with 36 points!The tournament was a charity event organized in conjunction with the PSC to raise money for local children’s charities, and the spirit of the day was embodied by Shane Ruddle who won the special par three jackpot prize, and generously donated half of his winnings back to charity.Grateful thanks are due to Emerald Golf Club, together with all our corporate and individual sponsors, as well as all the players who contributed to a successful tournament.John Preddy Trophy1st Sugar Ray Handford (17) 41pts2nd Brian Beaupre (5) 39pts3rd Brian Prudden (20) 39pts4th Tony Berry (13) 39pts5th Michael Stafford (21) 39pts6th Max Scott (5) 39ptsLadies/Seniors1st Duang Butpanya (15) 41ptsTeam Comp1st Duang’s Girls 131pts2nd Team Brian 123pts3rd Team Mike 122ptsNear Pins: (A Flight) Mark West, Orn Kuangsangsee, Max Scott, Wichai Tananusorn, (B Flight) Michael Stafford, Stu Rifkin, Brian Prudden, PJ Redmond.Wednesday, Nov. 19, Plutaluang E & S – StablefordBack to manageable numbers today as twenty five golfers set off from The Ranch for our competition at the Navy course on another bright, sunny morning.We teed off on schedule on the East nine and it soon became clear that it was going to be a question of the survival of the fittest, as the temperature was stifling over the outward nine holes.  The course was in good condition and the greens were running at a reasonable speed and we progressed at a steady pace throughout the round.Duang Butpanya (left) receives the Ladies/Seniors trophy.Thomas Nyborg was playing his first game with the new driver that he’d won in the raffle at the Memorial Tournament on Monday, and it seemed to cure the slice that he normally struggles with, as he came home with the best score of the day on 38 points.Mike Lloyd recorded the first victory of his current visit, winning the A flight with 34 points, two points clear of Tony Berry and Alan Harris who had to be separated on a count back.Ken Davidson narrowly missed out on a podium position in the B flight, but he recorded back to back birdies on the inward nine – surely a rare feat for a player playing off a 22 handicap!A Flight1st Mike Lloyd (14) 34pts2nd Tony Berry (12) 32pts3rd Alan Harris (9) 32ptsB Flight1st Thomas Nyborg (19) 38pts2nd Mike Corner (19) 32pts3rd Tore Eliassen (20) 31ptsNear Pins: Keith Norman, Mike Lloyd, Mike Staunton and Alan Harris.Friday, Nov. 28, Greenwood C & B – MedalToday was the final decider for the November ‘golfer of the month’ title with three contenders, Alan Harris, Geoff Parker, and Gordon Melia all still in with a chance of taking the coveted trophy.  Contrary to tradition the three title contenders went off in the first group rather than the last, in nearly ideal weather conditions, and with a clear course ahead of them.The course was in good condition and the greens were running fast and true, so everything was in place for a fine contest.  Unfortunately it soon turned into a one horse race as Geoff Parker blew his handicap on the outward nine and Gordon Melia was also dropping careless shots, whilst Alan Harris was playing some great golf and completed the front nine three shots under his handicap and only two over par.  Gordon continued dropping unnecessary shots on the inward nine whilst Alan was as steady as rock, and eventually came home with the best score of the day on net 69 – a worthy champion.Gerry Cooney took second place in the A flight ahead of Tony Scambler who edged out Colin Greig on a count back.  Ross Schiffke won the B flight, also on a count back, ahead of Geoff Williams, with Tom Jones making a welcome return to the podium in third place.The day was spoilt when after completing the outward nine at a good pace, the leading group arrived on the 10th tee to find that an invasion of Korean golfers had taken over the back nine, with three groups waiting on the tee and other groups spread all over the remaining holes.  With all their golfers in buggies they were charging around like madmen looking for any vacant tee box, in no particular order, and it’s a sad reflection on the management of the course that they allow such anti-social behavior.A Flight1st Alan Harris (9) net 692nd Gerry Cooney (14) net 713rd Tony Scambler (9) net 72B Flight1st Ross Schiffke (19) net 732nd Geoff Williams (20) net 733rd Tom Jones (26) net 74Near Pins: Mike Lloyd, Richard Baldotto, Tony Scambler and Tom Jones.Note: The Bunker Boys are a PSC affiliated golf society, who play out of The Ranch bar on Pattaya 3rd Road (in front of the fire station, and almost opposite the Buffalo Bar). We play on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, and meet at The Ranch at 9 a.m. for breakfast and transportation.  New players are always welcome.  Contact “Buff” on 086 046 5091 or 080 605 5663 or check website: www.bunkersociety.com. PSC Golf Bunker Boys @ The RanchMonday, Nov. 24, The Emerald – StablefordThe John Preddy memorial golf tournament has been held for the last 8 years, but this year the event was expanded to remember those local golfing friends who have passed away recently.  The format was an individual Stableford competition for the John Preddy trophy with a simultaneous team competition for the newly purchased Memorial trophy, which is inscribed with the names of recently departed local golfers.  The team event was an inter-society tournament including teams from six local golf societies and a total of 144 players assembled at the Emerald golf course on a bright, sunny, but humid morning. The first groups teed off on schedule at 8am, and although we had the complete course to ourselves a holdup began to develop on the par-three 5th hole after the first half dozen groups had passed through, and this slowed down the pace of play for all the following groups for the remainder of the round.Jim Preddy presents the Memorial Trophy to the winning team – Duang’s Girls.last_img read more

Former Steeler Woodley hoping to provide exposure for overlooked prospects

first_imgLaMarr Woodley, linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, arrives at the Athletes Quarterly Super Bowl Party at Hudson Terrace, Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2014, in New York. (John Minchillo/AP Images for Athletes Quarterly)SAGINAW, Mich. (AP) _ LaMarr Woodley has created a football camp he hopes will provide exposure for overlooked prospects.The NFL linebacker and former Michigan star plans to host his first CAMP 56 July 13-14 at the Legacy Center Sports Complex in Brighton, Michigan.Woodley wants to help 110 high school students, none of whom have been heavily recruited, get the attention of college coaches.“My main goal for wanting to start a new type of camp was to give high school players, who might not be heavily recruited because they’re at smaller schools or other reasons, the chance to be seen and possibly signed by college coaches,” said Woodley. “There are kids out there with a ton of talent who don’t get much, or any exposure to recruiters, and my hope is that we can build the gap that provides them with that opportunity.”He says academics will be stressed at the two-day camp, which will include visits from university academic advisers and experts familiar with NCAA rules and standardized testing. CAMP 56 expects to have a staff of college and pro coaches and players, including Woodley, who has played for Arizona, Oakland and Pittsburgh.Woodley will also host a free camp July 16 in his hometown of Saginaw, Michigan.___Online:http://www.lamarrwoodleyfoundation.comlast_img read more

Warriors Topp change

first_imgBy RUSSELL BENNETT THE Pakenham Warriors’ remarkable on-court turnaround over the past 12 months was rubber-stamped on Saturday night at…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Tough home crowd awaits Ireland Under 18 men in European semi-final on Saturday

first_imgThe boys in green stormed their way into the semi-final after topping Group A unbeaten with wins over Malta, Armenia, Monaco and Moldova during the week. Kosovo meanwhile came second in Group B after losing out by just one point to Group A toppers Cyprus, while winning out earlier in the week over San Marino and Gibraltar. A tough home crowd atmosphere awaits the Ireland Under 18 men’s basketball team on Saturday (July 28th) evening, as they go head-to-head with tournament hosts, Kosovo, in the semi-final of the FIBA Under 18 European Championship Division C. Looking ahead to tomorrow’s showdown, Ireland head coach Paul Kelleher stated: “Going in against the host nation is always a tough ask. The crowd so far have helped Kosovo pull through in many tough situations, but we have been very composed in our preparation and in the tournament so far.“We know we have done a lot of good things well, but we also know that we have certain things that we need to improve upon, and hopefully tomorrow, all of that will come together and we will come out on top.”Following their unbeaten run through the group stages, the Irish squad are featuring prominently on the tournament stats. Galway’s Paul Kelly is leading the tournament stats for assists, placing number one in the championships, while Neptune’s David Murray has been one of the team’s top performers throughout their games so far, currently in fourth place in the overall tournament’s top scorers – averaging 22.9 points per game – and also in the top five for rebounds.Meanwhile Limerick’s Nathan Moore is in fourth position in the overall rankings for most three-point shots made, following on from a superb shooting game against Moldova that saw him finish with eight three-pointers.print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

Weekend Galway GAA Results

first_imgSalthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 1Turloughmore 0-8 St Thomas 0-8Castlegar 1-15 Liam Mellows 1-13Tommy Larkins 2-25 Portumna 1-14 Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 1Oranmore-Maree 0-13 Padraig Pearses 0-13Beagh 1-15 Ahascragh/Fohenagh 1-13Craughwell 3-19 Athenry 0-13Salthill Hotel Senior B Hurling Championship – Group 2Killimordaly 1-13 Ardrahan 0-9Clarinbridge 1-17 Abbeyknockmoy 0-15Mullagh 2-11 Ballinderreen 1-10Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 1Moycullen 3-28 Sylane 2-16Turloughmore 2-19 Kinvara 1-14Kilconieron 2-19 Kilbeacanty 1-13Harbour Hotel Intermediate Hurling Championship – Group 2Meelick-Eyrecourt 2-16 Castlegar 1-7Annaghdown 2-17 Rahoon-Newcastle 1-13Killimor 1-17 An Spidal 1-7Gullane’s Hotel Junior 1 Hurling Championship Semi-Final Micheal Breathnach 2-13 Salthill-Knocknacarra 0-13Gullane’s Hotel Junior B Hurling Championship Quarter FinalOranmore-Maree 0-17 Portumna 1-14Gullanes Hotel Junior C1 Hurling Championship Preliminary Quarter FinalsTurloughmore 2-11 Salthill-Knocknacarra 2-10Ahascragh/Fohenagh 0-8 Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 0-6Brooks Minor B1 Hurling ChampionshipQuarter FinalSkehana-Mountbellew/Moylough 1-13 Ballinasloe 0-12 FOOTBALL RESULTS:Claregalway Hotel Claregalway Hotel Intermediate Football RelegationWilliamstown 2-11 Oileain Arainn 0-13Minor A Football Championship North Semi FinalNorthern Gaels 1-16 Claregalway 1-16Ard Ri House Hotel Minor B North Championship – Group AAnnaghdown 4-15 Kilkerrin/Clonberne/Killererin 0-12Ard Ri House Hotel Minor B North Championship – Group BLoughrea W/O Headford – Cortoon Shamrocks 2-16 Kilconly 2-12WERS Waste U14 Football Division 3 semi finalCaltra 3-14 Milltown 1-5 Salthill Hotel Senior A Hurling Championship – Group 2Tynagh/Abbey-Duniry 1-19 Gort 0-19Loughrea 0-21 Sarsfields 0-11Cappataggle 4-13 Kilnadeema-Leitrim 1-15center_img print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more