Dakar Rally: Peterhansel sneaks 10-second win in 11th stage

first_img Promoted ContentWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World10 Characters Who Would Make Astounding Disney PrincessesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoWhy Do So Many Digital Assistants Have Feminine Names & Voices?7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World8 Shows That Went From “Funny” To “Why Am I Watching This”8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too Far Frenchman Peterhansel won his fourth stage of this year’s race in his mini ahead of Toyota’s Al-Attiyah in Haradh, and finished more than eight minutes ahead of overall leader Carlos Sainz. Sainz remains 10 minutes 23 seconds ahead of Peterhansel, who is third in the overall standings going into Friday’s final 374-kilometre stage between Haradh and Qiddiya, and the Spaniard is still on course for his third Dakar victory.Advertisement Stephane Peterhansel snatched a dramatic 11th stage of the Dakar Rally on Thursday when he pipped Nasser Al-Attiyah to the line by just 10 seconds. Peterhansel sneaks 10-second win in Dakar 11th stage Read Also: Dakar: Sainz stretches lead after navigating stage 10 However ‘Mr. Dakar’ Peterhansel, who has won the rally 13 times (seven in a car six on a bike), is just six seconds behind Qatari defending champion Al-Attiyah, who sits second. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… last_img read more

Reds offer chance for winter caravan stop

first_imgGreat American Ball Park on Monday (Image: Reds/ Twitter)CINCINNATI — For the second year in a row, the Cincinnati Reds are offering the opportunity for a lucky fan to host a Reds Caravan stop in their town.With the “Reds Caravan Takeover” promotion, fans can submit an essay of 200 words or less on why a stop at their home, school or business would make a great addition to the Reds Caravan tour that travels though Ohio, Indiana, Kentucky, West Virginia and Tennessee on Jan. 22-24, 2015.The winner and 20 guests will have the chance to participate in an exclusive meet and greet and autograph session with Reds players, broadcasters and front office staff.Last year’s winner of the Reds Caravan Takeover was Sherry Gregor of Bridgetown, Ohio.Essays will be accepted through Dec. 15, 2014 and the winner will be announced in mid-January.Official entry form, details of the promotion and contest rules can be found at reds.com/caravan.last_img read more

Ellsworth baseball team extends winning streak to 6 games

first_imgELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth baseball team stretched its winning streak to six games to climb to a Class B North-best 8-1 record after completing a doubleheader sweep of Presque Isle on Saturday and posting a 3-1 road win against John Bapst on Tuesday.Although the Eagles were designated as the road team for both games against Presque Isle, the teams played at Ellsworth High School because Presque Isle’s fields were deemed unfit for use. Ellsworth extended its shutout streak to five games with 6-0 and 12-0 wins over the Wildcats.In the first game, Ellsworth junior Conner Wagstaff struck out 10 batters and walked just one to improve his record to 3-0 on the season. Jared Hamilton, Jackson Curtis and Devin Grindle had two hits apiece for the Eagles.Ellsworth put forth an even more impressive performance in the second game as Matt Burnett and Brad Smith held Presque Isle hitless. Senior Austin Baron had three of the Eagles’ 12 hits as Ellsworth breezed to a mercy rule-shortened victory.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textAgainst John Bapst, Ellsworth scored three runs in the third inning as Burnett struck out 11 batters and held the Crusaders to two hits in a 3-1 victory. The win propelled the Eagles (8-1) to fifth place in Class B North behind Brewer, Mount Desert Island, Hermon and Oceanside with seven games left in the regular season.Ellsworth’s next game will be on the road against Belfast (4-4) at 4 p.m. Friday, May 11. The Eagles will then host Old Town in a battle of Northern Maine title contenders at 4:30 p.m. next Tuesday, May 15.last_img read more

Lance Klusener Appointed SA Batting Coach for India Tour

first_imgCape Town: Former South African all-rounder Lance Klusener has been appointed the senior men’s team’s batting coach for the T20I leg of their tour of India in September.The 47-year-old, widely considered one of the greatest all-rounders of his generation and best remembered for his stellar performances with the bat in the 1999 World Cup, will report directly to the newly-appointed interim team director Enoch Nkwe as part of South Africa’s new directive.Former South Africa assistant coach Vincent Barnes has been named the Proteas’ assistant bowling coach, while former batsman Justin Ontong has been named as the assistant fielding coach. Both will report to Nkwe, who will be overseeing South Africa’s tour of India.”In terms of the new team structure, the team director appoints his three assistant coaches who have specific skill focus in the three key disciplines of batting, bowling, and fielding,” Corrie van Zyl, CSA’s acting director, was quoted as saying by ESPNCricinfo.”His (Lance Klusener) record as one of the best all-rounders in the world, particularly in white-ball cricket, during his playing career speaks for itself and he also has extensive coaching experience both at franchise and international level.” IANSAlso Read: South African Spinner Keshav Maharaj Roped In By YorkshireAlso Watch: Government takes step for Assamese film and cinema halls’ improvement | The Sentinel News | Assam Nlast_img read more

Hughes feels vindicated for keeping Hill at Loftus Road

first_imgQPR manager Mark Hughes believes Clint Hill’s recent performances have justified the decision not to allow any of his 25-man squad out on loan. Leeds United were linked with Hill after the appointment of Neil Warnock as boss, and the defender’s first-team chances at Loftus Road looked slim.But Hughes made it clear none of the 25 would leave and he has since recalled Hill to the side.AdChoices广告The 33-year-old, who played under Warnock at Rangers and Crystal Palace, has responded with solid displays at left-back and as a central defender.And Hughes said: “We’ve been in a situation where if maybe we haven’t performed defensively as we wanted to, we need to look at our options.“Clint’s been very much in my mind, he’s in the 25, and he’s player I knew I could call upon if I needed to.“So I’m very reluctant to send people out on loan once they’re in the 25. My priority really is to get the others out on loan.”The Liverpool-born Hill discussed a move to Leeds before Warnock persuaded him to stay in the south and join him at QPR in 2010.His R’s contract expires at the end of the season, when he is expected to be released.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Leicester Coach Tips Iheanacho, Vardy Perfect Striking Partners

first_imgLeicester City boss, Craig Shakespeare, has insisted that new signing Kelechi Iheanacho, could be a perfect strike partner for fellow front man, Jamie Vardy.The Foxes recently completed a £25m deal with Manchester City for the striker’s signature, leaving Iheanacho to provide an assist for Vardy during his first friendly appearance for the club against Borussia Monchengladbach last week. “They can play together, most definitely. You’ve seen how they linked up, and good players can. I think having the depth in the squad is important,” said Shakespeare.“I thought he was really unselfish for a player making his debut. You would probably think he might take that chance himself, but to spot Jamie, to play that in with the weight of pass he did for Jamie to finish it, it shows his awareness and his unselfishness.”Iheanacho picked up a slight knock during Leicester’s 2-1 win over Monchengladbach, but could make an appearance off the bench when the Foxes open their Premier League campaign against Arsenal tomorrow night.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

DPS responds to third report of attempted fire in Bovard

first_img“Fortunately, there’s been very minimal damage,” Alegre said during an interview at the scene. “But nonetheless, it’s been the same method of operation.” DPS has received three reports of brunt paper towels in Bovard Administration building in the last three weeks. (Krystal Gallegos/Daily Trojan) “Some [napkins] have burned, and then there’s a long line of them across the floor,” Alegre said. “I think his intention was to burn [some that] did not ignite, but some did.”   The Department of Public Safety responded early Wednesday morning to a fire-related incident at Bovard Auditorium. This was the third in a series of similar incidents reported in the building in the last three weeks. According to DPS crime logs, a custodian reported at 12:23 a.m. that a suspect spread hand sanitizer on a bathroom counter and used a burning paper towel to set it on fire. The incident comes after two reports near 4 a.m. on March 26 and 27 that detail nearly identical incidents. According to DPS Sergeant Steve Alegre, the same custodian reported the incident all three times. Though the crime log detailed burnt hand sanitizer and paper towels on the bathroom counter, Alegre said there was also a line of napkins across the floor that had been partially ignited. Alegre said DPS is waiting on confirmation for the time frame during which the suspect gained access to the building. He estimated that the most recent incident occurred some time between 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., after most employees had left the building and before custodians arrived to begin cleaning. Alegre’s suggestion for DPS moving forward is to surveil the building between the hours of 6 p.m. and 10 p.m., but he said he is not sure whether that surveillance would be possible all seven days of the week. A “Be on the Lookout,” or BOLO, alert was issued to DPS officers, according to Alegre. He said that as of near 1 a.m. Wednesday, surveillance operators were reviewing security footage to confirm whether the suspect was the same in all three instances. “One of my recommendations would be to put undercover people [at Bovard] and watch for that,” Alegre said. “And when a particular individual walks in that door and heads to that bathroom, see what we can find.”last_img read more

5 quick facts about new Syracuse football head coach Dino Babers

first_imgBowling Green head coach Dino Babers will be the next head coach at Syracuse. He’s spent the last four seasons as the head man at Eastern Illinois (2012-13) and Bowling Green (2014-15). Here are five quick facts about the 54-year-old who will fill the vacancy.1. Success grooming quarterbacksIn 2013, Babers coached EIU quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo to the Walter Payton Trophy, FCS’s equivalent of the Heisman. Garoppolo had 5,050 yards and 53 touchdowns in 2013 and 8,873 yards and 84 touchdowns in two seasons under Babers. He was taken in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the New England Patriots and currently serves as Tom Brady’s backup.Last season, Bowling Green quarterback Matt Johnson suffered a season-ending hip injury in the Falcons’ season-opener. In 2015, he led the country in regular-season passing yards. His 4,465 yards through the air are 182 more then Texas Tech quarterback Patrick Mahomes’ total. Johnson, a senior, also has a 43-to-8 touchdown-to-interception ratio.Next season, Syracuse is expected to return quarterback Eric Dungey, along with walk-on Zack Mahoney and sophomore Austin Wilson. The Orange is also bringing in Rex Culpepper and Lindsey Scott as Class of 2016 commits.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text2. Bringing Baylor to SyracuseBabers served as the wide receivers coach and recruiting coordinator for the Bears in 2008. From 2009-11, he was Baylor’s special teams coordinator and wide receivers coach for an offense led by current Washington Redskins signal-caller Robert Griffin III.The Bear’s high-powered offense put up 45.3 points per game in 2011 and Babers carried the style to EIU, where the Panthers put up 36.5 points per game and 48.2 points per game in his two seasons. Bowling Green put up 34.8 points per game last year without Johnson and 43.4 per game with him this year.The Orange posted 27.3 points per game this season, only 17.1 in 2014 and 22.7 in 2013. Babers’ offensive-minded approach can only help a team scrapping to emerge from the depths of the Atlantic Coast Conference.3. Past stopsHere’s a list of Babers’ 16 coaching jobs before getting the head job at Syracuse1984 – Hawaii (graduate assistant)1985 – Arizona State (GA)1987 – Eastern Illinois (running backs)1988-89 – UNLV (special teams/RBs)1990 – Northern Arizona (ST)1991-93 – Purdue (wide receivers)1994 – San Diego State (WRs)1995-97 – Arizona (WRs/RBs/quarterbacks)1998-2000 – Arizona (offensive coordinator/QBs)2001-02 – Texas A&M (OC/QBs)2003 – Pittsburgh (RBs)2004-07 – UCLA (asst. head coach/RBs/QBs)2008 – Baylor (WR/recruiting coordinator)2009-11 – Baylor (ST/WRs)2012-13 – Eastern Illinois (head coach)2014-15 Bowling Green (HC)4. What he said this weekEarlier this week, 247 Sports reported that Babers would be the next head coach at Central Florida. He refuted that on Monday, saying “I am not going anywhere, OK. I have no secret deals, no above deals, no verbal deals. I have no deals.” He expressed the sole focus of preparing for Friday’s Mid-American Conference title game against Northern Illinois. Syracuse target and ex-Oregon offensive coordinator Scott Frost eventually took the UCF job.After a USA TODAY report linked Babers to Syracuse on Thursday, he released the following statement: “I am focused on Bowling Green State University and our goal of winning a MAC championship.” It didn’t refute the rumors like his earlier statement about UCF did, but it didn’t confirm anything either.Now, he’s reportedly hired as SU’s next head football coach.5. Almost giving up“I always lived my life from a very young age to be a head football coach,” Babers told The Daily Orange in 2013. “It was something that I always worked and strived to be. But after I left UCLA, I kind of gave up on that.”Babers was involved in a life-threatening car crash while coaching at Baylor. It gave him a new outlook on life, one that made him not want to give up on football.Now, he’s the head coach at a Power 5 school. Comments Related Stories Dino Babers named Syracuse football’s next head coachPoll: Is Dino Babers the right football coach for Syracuse?Syracuse football recruits react to Dino Babers hiringStorify: Social media reacts to Dino Babers being hired as Syracuse’s next football coachSyracuse makes hiring of Dino Babers official in press release Published on December 5, 2015 at 11:50 am Contact Matt: mcschnei@syr.edu | @matt_schneidmancenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Public Memorial for Jonah Lomu

first_imgThe iconic winger died suddenly last week at the age of just 40.A public memorial service has been announced by the country’s prime minister.It’ll be at Auckland’s Eden Park stadium next Monday – a day before his private funeral.last_img

All American women’s US Open tennis final

first_imgPhoto: © pixabay While Stephens says it’s been a tough road back from surgery at the start of the year. It’s the first all-American women’s US Open final since Serena Williams beat her Venus in 200215th seed Madison Keys and the unseeded Sloane Stephens are both in their first ever major finals.Both players were injured at the start of the season and Keys says their unlikely meeting in the decider makes it special.last_img