• October 19, 2017 /  Racing

    NASCAR is set for an off-road detour through the dirt.

    The Truck Series is headed for the Eldora Speedway half-mile dirt track for a one-night only special designed to reconnect NASCARwith its early roots and give fans raised on asphalt and stock cars a taste of the wild races run in the dust.

    The last time one of NASCAR’s top touring series competed on dirt was Sept. 30, 1970, when Richard Petty won a NASCAR Sprint Cup Series (called the Grand National Division at that time) race at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds in Raleigh.

    The dirt drought ends when the trucks race Wednesday night at Tony Stewart-owned Eldora in Rossburg, Ohio.

    Stewart, still a regular on the weeknight racing circuit, has naturally become a big booster of NASCAR’s return to dirt. Most of the field drove their first Eldora laps at Tuesday’s practice.

    ”It’s a neat facility,” Stewart said. ”It’s well lit, it’s a wide racetrack, it gives you a lot of options of where you can go and what you can do. I think it gives those guys an opportunity. The practice day on Tuesday should help a lot of those teams be able to get acclimated before they come back to the track on Wednesday.”

    Eldora’s grandstands are sold out for the 9:30 p.m. ET race, even as some of the series’ biggest winners, like Kyle Busch, are sitting out. Ryan Newman and Dave Blaney are the only Cup drivers in the field. The race will feature a handful of so-called ringers, such as Scott Bloomquist, a member of the National Dirt Track Hall of Fame with more than 500 victories in a lengthy career. The 49-year-old Bloomquist is set to make his NASCAR debut driving the No. 51 Toyota for Kyle Busch Motorsports.

    ”It’s going to be something different I’m sure, but it’s a race car and I’ve driven a lot of race cars,” he said. ”Never a truck, but it’s still a race car.”

    The race also gets a twist on qualifying. There are five, eight-lap qualifying events and a 15-lap last-chance race to come up with the 30 competitors (regularly 36 in the series) who will start the 150-lap Mudsummer Classic. Because there is no pit road, the race is broken into three segments of 60, 50 and 40 laps.

    Trucks driver James Buescher raved about Eldora after he tested there.

    ”It was a lot more fun than I expected it to be,” he said. ”It’s definitely going to be interesting when we get 30 trucks on the track at the same time in tight quarters like that. It’s going to be an action-packed race. I just hope there’s not too many cautions.”

    It could happen. After all, the trucks weren’t built to race on dirt, so some adjustments were needed.

    The Goodyear dirt tire has been widened from 10 to 11 inches to provide a larger contact patch with the track and give the trucks more grip. While the Eldora right-side tire will basically remain the same height as a NASCAR tire run on asphalt tracks, the left-side is 3 inches shorter (85.8 inches) to build in more stagger, which will help the trucks turn better.

    The trucks will be fitted for mesh shields and hood deflectors to hold off debris kicked up from the muck.

    The drivers who know how to get dirty are the

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  • October 19, 2017 /  Football

    Tajir origin Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain, a leading club in the hunt for the signature AS Roma defender, Marquinhos. Reportedly, a step PSG get 19-year-old defender is.
    Previously, there are at least three clubs who want to get the Brazilian. Barcelona, Real Madrid and PSG are both reportedly intends to land the former Corinthians player.
    The third club was even touted has sent a formal offer to Marquinhos. However, PSG seems to excel at hunting efforts signature Brazilian defender.
    “We all stayed up late to be able to reach an agreement. But, we finally made it. This success is a good news for all people, “said the brother Marquinhos, Luan Aoas, as quoted by Football Italia on Friday (19/7).
    The news circulating mention, PSG have agreed to pay a transfer fee of 30 million pounds (USD 465 billion) to AS Roma. The plan, the two clubs will announce the move this weekend Marquinhos.
    The player’s full name Marcos Correa Aoas it does look impressive at the back AS Roma in Serie A last season. Bertandem with former teammate in Corinthians, Leandro Gastan, Marquinhos managed to displace Nicolas Burdisso in the heart of the defense I Lupi.
    Marquinhos achievement was more special, because Serie A last season is Marquinhos debut season in Italy, and even Europe. Marquinhos imported from Corinthians in July 2012.

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  • October 16, 2017 /  Tennis

    Jakarta – Maria Sharapova appoint Jimmy Connors as his new coach. Connors replaces Thomas Hogstedt which has already agreed to part with Sharapova.

    After three years of working together, Hogstedt and Sharapova agreed to part ways on Friday (07/12/2013) local time. Due to personal reasons, the Swede could not accompany Sharapova in tournaments to come.

    To replace Hogstedt, Sharapova lifted Connors as coach. Men from the United States who collected eight grand slam titles before is coach Andy Roddick.

    “I’m happy to announce that Jimmy Connors would be my new coach,” Sharapova wrote on her official website as quoted by Sky Sports.

    “I’ve known Jimmy for many years and we had worked together in 2008 before the Australian Open,” said two of the world tennis rankings.

    “I’m very excited with this new partnership and look forward to the upcoming tournament,” he said.

    After being eliminated in the second round at Wimbledon last, Sharapova is now preparing for the next Grand Slam, the U.S. Open will be held on 26 August to 9 September next.

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  • October 16, 2017 /  Racing

    Silverstone – Formula-1 driver Kimi Raikkonen claimed to face difficult choices in the 2014 season. Raikkonen was in a dilemma to choose between Lotus team remain in or move to Red Bull as his new team in the 2014 season.
    Raikkonen with Lotus contract will expire at the end of this season. While Red Bull has a vacancy driver in connection with the confirmation that Mark Webber will leave F1 at the end of 2013.
    »It was not an easy decision,” said the Finn told the official F1 website, Formula1.com, Friday, June 28, 2013. »It’s not the first time I faced a different choice, and then had to take one of the best choices.”
    Raikkonen added, »It is hard to say and choose the best one, let alone a matter of right or wrong decisions, only us who know everything.”
    The 33-year-old racer was F1 world champion in 2007. He returned to F1 in 2012 after an absence of two years after trying to rally and Nascar competition. Raikkonen admitted Lotus is part of his life since returning to F1 in 2012.
    »Lotus is perfect for me, without them I could not go back to F1,” said Raikkonen. »Lotus therefore a boon for the return of my career in F1, but there are some things that should fulfill your to improve my career.”

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  • October 14, 2017 /  Racing

    PAPHOTO4 469598 468x311 Marussia Beralih ke Mesin Ferrari Musim 2014

    ANBURY (DP) – Marussia F1 Team announced it would switch to using a Ferrari engine along with the change in engine regulations in 2014. Team based in Banbury, England, this was going to wear ERS, transmission components and all supporters of the Italian manufacturer.
    Since the entry into F1 with Virgin Racing name in 2010, the team operates with the smallest budget in the grid using artificial Cosworth engine. Because of the lack of clarity about the Cosworth will provide 1.6 V6 Turbo engine for next year, Marussia decides to switch to Ferrari.
    With Marussia’s announcement, which means there will be two teams on the grid in 2014 (Sauber and Marussia) using Ferrari engines. While Toro Rosso Ferrari engine wear since 2007, will switch to Renault engines next season.
    “We look forward to working with the Scuderia Ferrari F1 competition in the new era. We are grateful to Cosworth who have partnered with us since our debut season in 2010, “said CEO of Marussia, Andy Webb.
    With the announcement of Ferrari as engine provider, Marussia will likely retain its main driver Jules Bianchi as next season. Bianchi is the rider of the young rider development program Ferrari Driver Academy.

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  • October 14, 2017 /  Basketball, Uncategorized

    Brooklyn Nets have officially announced the pick up Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce of the Boston Celtics. Transfer two top NBA player exchange involving nine players.

    Besides Garnett and Pierce, Nets Celtics also acquired veteran guard Jason Terry. While the Celtics acquire Gerald Wallace, Kris Humphries, MarShon Brooks, Kris Joseph, Keith Bogans and first choice player in 2014, 2016 and 2018.

    As part of this exchange, the Celtics also acquired the right to swap first-choice player in 2017. So proclaimed Reuters.

    “Today, the basketball gods smile to the Nets,” said club owner Mikhail Prokhorov.

    “With the arrival of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, we have achieved a balance between our team of veteran and young talent.’s Team would be amazing views, and competed hard.”

    Although last season failed miserably with the Celtics, the veteran trio still be in the count. Garnett, 15, entered the All-Star team, had an average of 19.1 points and 10.5 rebounds per game had a career for 18 years in the NBA.

    Pierce has an average of 18.6 points and 6.3 rebounds, and 4.8 assists per game. Small 35-year-old guard is also ranked fifth in the number of points on a three-pointer with 1,823 points.

    On the other hand, Terry had an average of 15.7 points and 4.5 assists per game. Terry also became part of the squad that won the Dallas Mavericks NBA in 2011.

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  • October 11, 2017 /  Football, Uncategorized

    Uncommon sight in the arena Jakarta Fair 2013, Kemayoran, Central Jakarta, Saturday (29/6) morning. Namely, terpampangnya 6 pieces of world football trophy that is, Barclays Premier League, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, the FA Cup, Capital One Cup and Power Championship.
    As a result, it immediately attracted visitors since morning menyemuti Jakarta Fair. The plan, the Trophy on display through June 30, tomorrow.
    “The ultimate goal that is as representative of the matches that will be broadcast on July 1,” said Elgen Kua, Director of Marketing and Communication MP & Silva Singapore.
    It is, hoped, be able to meet consumer expectations and enthusiasm and football lovers in the country. Attendance Trophy is part of the promotion of MP and Silva and bein SPORT which claims to be the home for sports fans.
    “We hope that this event is able to attract the number of sport lovers who want to experience worldwide. We will give consumers an unforgettable experience and be able to see up close and even perpetuate themselves by Trophy that we provide,” he said.
    Bein SPORT global sports station, launched three new HD channels in Indonesia and is working to become the home for sports fans, which is bein SPORT 1 HD, Bein Bein SPORT and SPORT HD 2 Premier League HD 3.
    This new channel will be broadcasting live on July 1, 2013 and offers a new way for fans to watch the sport they love. Also, it will display the full content line-up sports broadcasts, including live premium sports content with more than 3,300 hours of soccer games and magazine show, as well as other major sporting events including the 17th Asian Games Incheon 2014.
    Bein SPORT 1 HD will broadcast live football matches throughout the year. This includes impressions BPL matches live every week, and the content of the club’s BPL teams such as Arsenal Football Club, Liverpool and Spurs football magazines and TV shows featuring behind the scenes coverage of the BPL and exclusive interviews of the players.
    Other exciting football content including live Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, Major League Soccer (MLS), Brazil’s national league (Paulistao and Brasileirão), Power Football League Championship, the major events such as the FA Cup, Coppa Italia and the Coupe de la Ligue, broadcast on national teams including England and Italy friendlies and qualification matches in 2014 FIFA World Cup featuring the top teams from South America and Europe.
    Furthermore, Bein SPORT 2 HD will also broadcast live BPL matches, Italian Serie A, French Ligue 1, also sports a grand event held the Olympic Council of Asia, the 17th Asian Games, Inheon 2014, various tennis match of the ATP 250 Series, games like Baseball International Baseball Federation World Cup, the Italian Volleyball League, RBS Six Nations rugby competition, the Aviva Premiership, RaboDirect Pro12, which displays the Argentine national team, Wales, Ireland and others.

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