MASON CITY, Iowa (May 25) – The Memorial Day IMCA Hawkeye Dirt Tour event at I-35 Speedway has been canceled due to the weekend of wet weather.Up next in the series for touring IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds is the Tuesday, June 9 show at Jackson County Speedway.The Deery Brothers Summer Series for IMCA Late Models is also at Maquoketa that evening.
Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Premier League says one person was found to have the coronavirus after the fifth round of testing of players and staff at soccer clubs. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The Official World Golf Ranking will restart next week when the PGA Tour and Korn Ferry Tour hold official tournaments for the first time in three months.The ranking was frozen on March 15 as golf joined the rest of sports worldwide in shutting down sports because of the coronavirus pandemic.The European Tour does not resume until July 22. That leaves some players unable to earn ranking points.The OWGR board says major organizations such as the USGA and PGA of America have agreed to incorporate the March 15 ranking into whatever qualifying criteria they have involving the ranking.Rory McIlroy remains at No. 1 going to Colonial next week in Fort Worth, Texas. The Latest: 1 positive in latest Premier League testing ___A part-time student worker in the Iowa State athletic department has tested positive for COVID-19 and four athletes are experiencing symptoms.ISU says the student worker notified the athletic department of the positive test last weekend.The four athletes from two sports began experiencing symptoms after being in close contact with individuals outside the athletic department who have been infected. Those athletes are in quarantine and awaiting test results.Athletic director Jamie Pollard says “the potential for infections and positive test results has always been very real for an organization like ours and we’ve been thorough and diligent in planning for such incidents.” The chief executive of the European Tour says the fate of this year’s Ryder Cup will be decided by the end of the month.Keith Pelley says in an extensive interview with the McKellar Journal podcast that the European Tour and the PGA will have “conversations” about the Ryder Cup now that the revamped schedules of both tours have been announced.Pelley says there will be “a direction at the end of the month.”The Ryder Cup is still on schedule for Sept. 25-27 at Whistling Straits in Wisconsin despite massive disruption to the sports schedule because of the coronavirus outbreak.It could be held without fans but golfers like Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka are among those saying they are against that idea. The league’s planned end date in mid-July is now in doubt.Karpaty says everyone who tested positive is in isolation and that training has been canceled for a two-week quarantine period.Karpaty player Egor Nazarina told Ukrainian TV channel Futbol that he didn’t believe anyone at the club had displayed symptoms of COVID-19.___The top health official in the Valencia region says Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini was irresponsible for traveling to Spain for a Champions League match with symptoms of the coronavirus. Associated Press The Big 12 is allowing Iowa State and other conference schools to have football players return June 15 for voluntary workouts.___A Ukrainian soccer team has found 25 cases of the coronavirus among players and staff.The Ukrainian soccer association says the cases at Karpaty Lviv came from tests on 65 people. None of the players or staff members have been named.The Ukrainian league restarted last week without Karpaty. The team’s first game was canceled because of suspected virus cases and the league has now postponed two more matches. June 3, 2020 Ana Barceló says Gasperini “lacked responsibility” and “shouldn’t have made the trip” from a high-risk area knowing that he had COVID-19 symptoms.The 62-year-old Gasperini told Italian media he started feeling sick on March 9. That was a day before Atalanta played at Valencia in the second leg of the round of 16.Experts say the first leg on Feb. 19 in Milan was one of the biggest reasons why the virus was so deadly in Atalanta’s home city of Bergamo. The match has been dubbed “Game Zero” by Italian media.Barceló says the revelation by Gasperini shows that authorities were right by ordering the second leg to be played without fans.___ The West Indies says three cricket players have turned down the chance to travel to England for the postponed three-test series that will be played in bio-secure environments amid the coronavirus pandemic.Cricket West Indies says Darren Bravo, Shimron Hetmyer and Keemo Paul “all declined the invitation” to join the squad and “will not hold this decision against these players when considering future selection.”West Indies players must travel a month before the first test in Southampton starting July 8 in order to quarantine and begin training.The other tests will be played in Manchester starting July 16 and July 24.___ The league did not identity the person.Testing is taking place ahead of the planned resumption of the league on June 17. The competition was suspended in March.___The PGA Tour has announced a deal with Sanford Health to conduct COVID-19 testing of players, caddies and essential personnel five days before the season resumes. That applies to every stop on the PGA Tour, PGA Tour Champions and the developmental Korn Ferry Tour.Sanford Health is based in South Dakota and is title sponsor of a PGA Tour Champions event. The company has three mobile testing units it will deploy across the country. Each one has a driver and three lab technicians. A unit will be at tournaments from Saturday through Thursday before leaving for the next closest event.The tour says results from the PCR tests are expected back in a manner of hours. Senior vice president of tour administration Andy Levinson says it also allows ample testing without taking away resources from the community where the tournaments are played.The tour expects about 400 people to require testing at tournaments upon the restart. No spectators are allowed for the first five events on the PGA Tour.The first event is the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial in Fort Worth, Texas, on the PGA Tour. The smaller Korn Ferry Tour has an event at PGA Tour headquarters in Florida.___
Published on April 18, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Chris: [email protected] | @chris_iseman Comments Bobby Eilers couldn’t help but get distracted. As he stood speaking to reporters in the tunnel outside Syracuse’s locker room at Gillette Stadium on Saturday, his teammates playfully shouted his name as they walked to the bus.For Eilers, this much recognition and hoopla after a game was new. But scoring three goals will generate exactly that.‘I got in the first quarter, and I was just like, ‘I have to do this. I have to go hard, break the ice, get the goal,” Eilers said. ‘I took it to heart, and I went and shot and scored.’And that was Eilers only describing his first goal. Eilers’ first career hat trick helped lead No. 4 Syracuse (10-1, 3-0 Big East) to a dominant win over Providence on Saturday in the New England Lacrosse Classic.Eilers did what his teammates and coaches have been telling him all season long in practice — to use his size and speed to beat defenders and go to the goal. What they saw in practice, though, hadn’t translated to a big-game performance until Providence. On Tuesday, as the Orange prepares to play Hobart (5-6, 2-2 Eastern College Athletic Conference) at 7 p.m. inside the Carrier Dome, Eilers will look to do it all again. And if he can, the Orange could retain the Kraus-Simmons trophy that SU and Hobart have played for since 1986.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd his confidence is finally where it needs to be to make it happen.Eilers is part of SU’s second midfield line, which has become the team’s latest threat in recent games after struggling to score at the start of the season. But Eilers was never the main component of that line, as the junior only had one career goal entering Saturday. But in one game, Eilers proved he has the ability to be an additional scoring option. Eilers started the season on SU’s defensive midfield line, but what he showed in practice convinced head coach John Desko that he’ll be more of an asset on offense.‘The reason we moved him from short stick to offense was that he just was showing a lot of confidence in practice,’ Desko said. ‘He’s a 6-foot-3 guy that runs real well. He shoots the ball hard from the outside.’After he scored his first goal about five minutes into the first quarter, Eilers said his confidence immediately increased. He ran straight through the middle of the Providence defensive zone, dodging and beating defenders all the way to the cage. His speed allowed him to go virtually untouched. He took another shot seven minutes later, and he scored again. With a little more than eight minutes remaining in the game, Eilers scored once more.Eilers said he returned to what he always did in high school, which was to go as hard as he could to the goal. There was nothing holding him back. After he scored his first career goal against Duke on April 3, he said he wanted to get back out on the field and do it again. But the second line got limited playing time against Princeton and Cornell, so Providence was his next opportunity. In a blowout game during which the second line was on the field just as much as the first, Eilers took advantage.‘Bobby, he’s a big, strong kid,’ SU midfielder Jeremy Thompson said. ‘He’s come out, and he’s surprised a lot of people. I think he’s proven himself out there on the field. The last couple of games, he’s been putting up some points for the second midfield line. … Something that we need.’It is perhaps for the best that Eilers is no longer on the defensive midfield line. He said he prefers offense, but took the defensive position because he wanted to help the team in some capacity. Plus, making the switch meant less time on the sidelines. Things didn’t go as planned, and when the Orange’s offense sputtered at the start of the season, the coaches moved him back.Along with Steve Ianzito and Scott Loy, Eilers has helped SU’s second midfield line come into form at the final stretch of the regular season. Eilers has been waiting for his confidence to get to where he wants it to be to become a more consistent scorer. And it finally has.So when the Orange takes the field Tuesday against Hobart, Eilers has a simple yet definitive plan.‘Trust me, it feels good to score,’ Eilers said. ‘So I’m going to try to keep scoring.’[email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+
Paddy McNair in action for Manchester United 1 Juan Mata believes that Manchester United youngster Paddy McNair has a bright future ahead of him.McNair, 19, made his debut for United at the weekend in the 2-1 victory over West Ham and Mata feels that this is only the beginning of a successful career for the Northern Irish defender.“It was unforgettable for Paddy McNair. Making a debut with Manchester United in Old Trafford being just 19 is amazing, and I am sure he will always remember this day,” Mata wrote on his website.“It’s good for the young players to see that they can fit in the first team. It has always happened in this club and it’s a good tradition to keep.“It’s good for the young players to see that they can fit in the first team. In my opinion, Paddy has a bright future ahead.”