First-half change was needed, says Holloway

first_imgIan Holloway said he felt he had to make a change during the first half of QPR’s 1-1 draw at Bolton.The Rangers boss did not wait until the interval to make a substitution after his team had gone behind against the run of play.AdChoices广告With seven minutes of the first half left, Holloway took off midfielder Ryan Manning and sent on striker Conor Washington.“I felt sorry for Ryan but I needed to go more attack-minded once we’d gone one down,” Holloway said.Idrissa Sylla’s 79th-minute equaliser earned a deserved point for the R’s, who are without a win in seven matches and are yet to win away this season.Holloway, who insisted he “doesn’t care” about a recent newspaper story claiming he was close to being sacked, praised his players for their fighting spirit.“These lads will never give in. They’ll always dig in for each other and that showed again,” he said. See also:Sylla earns a deserved point for QPR at BoltonBolton v QPR player ratings Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

MLB: Black in ’00s = powder blue in ’70s?

first_imgYou could probably make an argument for the Orioles to be added to this list. They’ve pretty much removed as much black as they can from their unis. About 10 years ago they had entirely black caps on both sets (other than the logo, of course), black numbers and script at home, black piping down the fronts of the jerseys, etc. I’m watching the 2131 game on MASN right now, and the Orioles almost looked like a completely different team back then (not talking about talent, but that is another discussion). Now they have all orange scripts on everything, only wear orange-billed caps, have a non-black alternate, and even wear a white front panel on the home caps. There’s really no more black they can take away without the uniforms looking really weird.- Both caps are predominantly black. (more black than any other color on each cap)- Piping is black/orange/black (more black than orange.- Lettering/numbers still outlined in black- Black jersey.- Black socks.Black is still a primary color, orange is just a little more even now. Nowhere near being considered a near removal of the color. Only a slight reduction.Yeah, but you are missing the point. They’ve removed all the black they can without looking ridiculous. They are not going to wear entirely orange caps because that would look hideous. They need black as a base color because orange can’t stand on it’s own. It’s almost like they need black in their identity, but they have done a good job of reducing black as much as possible and embracing the orange enough but not to the point where they are an eyesore.The piping on their pants appears mostly orange, which is what really matters. Again, if it were JUST orange, it would look weird. They need some black in there to keep things grounded. 54 Forums Home Posted April 23, 2012 Members You could probably make an argument for the Orioles to be added to this list. They’ve pretty much removed as much black as they can from their unis. About 10 years ago they had entirely black caps on both sets (other than the logo, of course), black numbers and script at home, black piping down the fronts of the jerseys, etc. I’m watching the 2131 game on MASN right now, and the Orioles almost looked like a completely different team back then (not talking about talent, but that is another discussion). Now they have all orange scripts on everything, only wear orange-billed caps, have a non-black alternate, and even wear a white front panel on the home caps. There’s really no more black they can take away without the uniforms looking really weird. Sign in to follow this   Followers 0 1,292 Location:SPAMTOWN, MN Members 1,292 9 583 posts Posted April 23, 2012 Link to post Member No. 14 399 4,896 posts Link to post Members Share this post 419 7,233 posts Posted April 23, 2012 Share on other sites You could probably make an argument for the Orioles to be added to this list. They’ve pretty much removed as much black as they can from their unis. About 10 years ago they had entirely black caps on both sets (other than the logo, of course), black numbers and script at home, black piping down the fronts of the jerseys, etc. I’m watching the 2131 game on MASN right now, and the Orioles almost looked like a completely different team back then (not talking about talent, but that is another discussion). Now they have all orange scripts on everything, only wear orange-billed caps, have a non-black alternate, and even wear a white front panel on the home caps. There’s really no more black they can take away without the uniforms looking really weird.- Both caps are predominantly black. (more black than any other color on each cap)- Piping is black/orange/black (more black than orange.- Lettering/numbers still outlined in black- Black jersey.- Black socks.Black is still a primary color, orange is just a little more even now. Nowhere near being considered a near removal of the color. Only a slight reduction. Sign in to follow this   Posted April 23, 2012 1,204 54 Favourite Logos:Put it on a fitted cap, I’ll probably love it. 12,401 posts Posted April 23, 2012 Recommended Posts Location:Atlanta Link to post Location:Cheyenne, WY 145 John in KY cubbies06 Link to post Link to post Followers 0 4 142 TFoA 1,204 Formerly & Currently McCall MLB: Black in ’00s = powder blue in ’70s? Share this post Share this post McCall loogodude90 0 Posted April 23, 2012 9 Share on other sites 4 Share this post Posted April 23, 2012 John in KY 9 Next 9 1,283 posts 0 The Reds also still use a black drop shadow on everything – it’s minimized compared to the earlier set, but still there.I don’t think people will be nostalgic for this – frankly I grew up in the powder blue era and as far as I’m concerned it can stay buried in the 1970s – perhaps the Royals and Blue Jays are the only current teams that could pull it off again (note that they were ’69 and ’77 expansion team respectively) and you could add the Brewers if went back to their royal blue roots. However, I think the Royals and Blue Jays do look better in gray (particularly since the Blue Jays greatest teams wore gray roads), and the current navy-blue Brewers set works better with gray. I wouldn’t be in any rush to see these teams revert to powder blue just because they could.I don’t see returning to black for black’s sake ever becoming a nostalgic desire. 0 0 Banned Share this post Sports Logos Link to post Link to post McCall Share on other sites Members Members Location:Atlanta 2 McCall 145 McCall 1,204 15,496 posts cubbies06 I was never a big fan of teams without black in their color scheme wearing black jerseys or caps. Glad this trend seems to be fading away. 0 0 Share on other sites Members The Met’s look sharp without black, but they also looked sharp with black trim. The problem was that they almost never utilized it as simply trim. It came to dominate their identity. 15,496 posts 54 Members Link to post Members Share this post pmoehrin Members 2 1 Link to post mania 1,103 This topic is now closed to further replies. 16,613 posts Joshawaggie I don’t get why everyone couldn’t stand the Mets having black but don’t care that the REDS have black outlines on everything.As was already mentioned:1) The Reds use minimal red in their uniforms currently.2) Black goes better with red than blue. Black and red are used by a whole bunch of sports teams. Very few have used black and royal blue because it doesn’t work together. If you are going to use black and blue, you have to go with a brighter shade like the Orlando Magic. Royal blue is not bright enough to stand out against black.also:3) The Reds never had a black jersey or solid black hats.4) Even when the Reds went overboard with black, they still only used two colors and everything was still legible. As I said, red and black work, blue and black don’t. Now, throw in orange and you have huge mess. It muddied the script on the home and road jerseys, and it became their primary color (based on their numerous black hats and jerseys, but no blue or orange jerseys). The team which had always been a red team was still red, but the team which had always been a blue and orange team was now black and blue, with a little bit of orange.So basically, the Mets had black jerseys and wore black hats almost exclusively, nearly eliminating their iconic blue hats, The black didn’t work with their color scheme, as it was too close to the blue chromatically. The black looked like it was thrown on haphazardly (which it was) and muddied everything, messing up the existing jerseys. The Mets lost their identity and looked bad in doing so. The Reds’ look could have worked for an expansion team, but that Mets looked like hot garbage. 54 loogodude90 9 Watching Royals-Blue Jays highlights made me think about all the teams that have reverted to an old look or a modified version that removed the black that was added in roughly the 2000-2009 decade, give or take a few years. Off the top of my head, these teams are among them:RedsRangersA’sAstrosMetsBlue JaysRoyalsRays* (1998)… with only the Reds’ black road bill and trim and the Mets’ on-the-way-out alts surviving today (assuming the Astros will drop it, too). Having so much of it cleared out by 2012-2013 is a little surprising, but it does seem that the era is over. Of course, this also conveniently excludes the early ’90s expansion teams and the White Sox, but they adopted it much earlier and all still wear black to this day. I wonder if in 20 years people will be nostalgic for the black throwback nights like us children of the 1970s that enjoy the long lost powder blue that so many teams adopted. Or if eventually that decade will be known for that, uniform-wise (accurate or not, since the powder blue really crossed decades, too).Seeing the Blue Jays also makes me think the Marlins might someday bring the teal back, if even in the limited role it played in 1997 or even more limited 2003 championship seasons. Probably depends a lot on the success on the field (and new ownership down the road). Getting ahead of myself there. For now I hope they play up the orange.EDIT: Removed Arizona. The ’98s were last second additions. My bad. Overthought it … obviously. Not sure how the DP happened. Share on other sites Share on other sites By CubsFanBudMan, April 23, 2012 in Sports Logo News 1,103 1,103 McCall Members Location:Missouri Share on other sites Share this post 4 399 Share on other sites 28,352 posts Posted April 23, 2012 zpqmaowl loogodude90 TFoA Share this post TFoA 419 4,132 posts Members Kevin W. Link to post Link to post Posted April 23, 2012 399 0 Go To Topic Listing Posted April 23, 2012 1,812 Members Share on other sites Page 1 of 2   I didn’t realize people were nostalgic for the powder blues. SportsLogos.Net 28,352 posts STL FANATIC 399 15,125 posts 419 0 Share this postcenter_img Link to post Share on other sites #Grateful Posted April 23, 2012 9 Favourite Logos:Put it on a fitted cap, I’ll probably love it. Embracing the suck. Kevin W. 142 Posted April 23, 2012 Share this post 1,812 2 Link to post Link to post zpqmaowl 1 STL FANATIC I don’t get why everyone couldn’t stand the Mets having black but don’t care that the REDS have black outlines on everything.Black looks better with red than blue. Especially if we are just talking outlines, I’m fine with the Reds. CubsFanBudMan Page 1 of 2   1,204 Share on other sites 54 I didn’t realize people were nostalgic for the powder blues.I am. I think it could work for the Royals and a few other teams that I can’t think of right now. That era coincided with the Pullover era, which is my 100% guilty pleasure when it comes to sports aesthetics. Share on other sites Favourite Logos: 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions 0 0 0 0 Member No. 14 Next 399 Posted April 23, 2012 Sports Logo News 2 Share this post Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites 0 Share on other sites 0 Share this post Hooray baseball 2 Posted April 23, 2012 Share on other sites CubsFanBudMan 203 posts 399 Share on other sites Posted April 23, 2012 I don’t get why everyone couldn’t stand the Mets having black but don’t care that the REDS have black outlines on everything.Because the Reds got rid of their black hats, mostly black away jersey, black undersleeves, etc. Black went from being a major color in their identity to an accent, which is the best way to use black. Link to post Posted April 23, 2012 Sports Logos Mentioned the Reds’ trim, spaced on Arizona (edited to reflect that), and did not realize the Rangers still used it. 1,204 McCall King of Consistency All Activity 2 Share on other sites Link to post 2 The Rangers still, inexplicably, carry it as trim on their white and grey jerseys. Members 13,501 posts Share this post Link to post CubsFanBudMan Joshawaggie pmoehrin Maybe its just me but I took alot more issue with the AL teams then the NL teams.I didn’t take issue with the Astros, Mets or Reds. The Astros were going for a train motif all the way, so black would make sense for that. (I would have changed the name as well, because the Astro name I think lost all real meaning the second they did that, but I digress) The Mets I always thought could pass it off as paying tribute to the other former NL team in New York even though I don’t think that’s what they were going for, but still. And the Reds had featured black in their logos decades before the 90’s. So I don’t think it was that much of a stretch.But the A’s, Blue Jays, Rangers and Royals have always been very set in their color scheme. For them it really came off as using black for the sake of using black. I’m not going to throw the Devil Rays in the conversation because I thought they looked ugly no matter what they tried. 1,204 Banned TFoA MLB: Black in ’00s = powder blue in ’70s? 1,204 Formerly & Currently McCall Hooray baseball Share this post Share this post You could probably make an argument for the Orioles to be added to this list. They’ve pretty much removed as much black as they can from their unis. About 10 years ago they had entirely black caps on both sets (other than the logo, of course), black numbers and script at home, black piping down the fronts of the jerseys, etc. I’m watching the 2131 game on MASN right now, and the Orioles almost looked like a completely different team back then (not talking about talent, but that is another discussion). Now they have all orange scripts on everything, only wear orange-billed caps, have a non-black alternate, and even wear a white front panel on the home caps. There’s really no more black they can take away without the uniforms looking really weird.- Both caps are predominantly black. (more black than any other color on each cap)- Piping is black/orange/black (more black than orange.- Lettering/numbers still outlined in black- Black jersey.- Black socks.Black is still a primary color, orange is just a little more even now. Nowhere near being considered a near removal of the color. Only a slight reduction.Yeah, but you are missing the point. They’ve removed all the black they can without looking ridiculous. They are not going to wear entirely orange caps because that would look hideous. They need black as a base color because orange can’t stand on it’s own. It’s almost like they need black in their identity, but they have done a good job of reducing black as much as possible and embracing the orange enough but not to the point where they are an eyesore.The piping on their pants appears mostly orange, which is what really matters. Again, if it were JUST orange, it would look weird. They need some black in there to keep things grounded.The Orioles can wear as much black as they want since orioles are black. That’s why they don’t ditch black altogether. They’re one of the few teams in which black makes sense being in their color scheme. Unless they’re dressed in head to toe, monochrome, they can’t really looks ridiculous in black. 11,718 posts 7,233 posts 1,283 posts 353 Formerly & Currently McCall 15,496 posts 1,204 I didn’t realize people were nostalgic for the powder blues.I am. I think it could work for the Royals and a few other teams that I can’t think of right now. That era coincided with the Pullover era, which is my 100% guilty pleasure when it comes to sports aesthetics. Guilty as well. Today when I see a pullover jersey, I can taste the stale gum I chewed with every opened pack of Topps cards in the 70’s. Location:Missouri Posted April 23, 2012 0 Members Link to post Prev Posted April 23, 2012 TheOldRoman 7,511 posts TheOldRoman 54 Location:Missouri Share on other sites 1,292 A bunch of psychic porn star midgets who were all nude 0 Share on other sites Black is still a secondary color for Arizona and very much in use. 353 Link to post loogodude90 CubsFanBudMan 0 Share this post Link to post Members Share this post 142 Sports Logo News Mentioned the Reds’ trim, spaced on Arizona (edited to reflect that), and did not realize the Rangers still used it.Sorry – just missed the “trim” part of your post and only caught the “black bill” part for the Reds.And the Reds had featured black in their logos decades before the 90’s. So I don’t think it was that much of a stretch.Actually the old Reds logos weren’t black; they used that extremely dark navy like the Yankees or Red Sox use. It was used from the late 30s until the early 50s, was dropped during the “commie scare” period of the 50s when they really changed their name to the “Redlegs” instead of the “Reds”; then the dark navy came back in the early 1960s when they became the “Reds” again. 0 Posted April 23, 2012 Members Members mania Location:New Orleans 4,896 posts Members Share this post Share this post 145 Posted April 23, 2012 Location:Chicago 0 John in KY Trevell 1,204 Prev MLB: Black in ’00s = powder blue in ’70s? 1 1,812 SportsLogos.Net 353 1 John in KY I don’t get why everyone couldn’t stand the Mets having black but don’t care that the REDS have black outlines on everything. All Activity 1 Forums Home Share this post Trevell 2last_img read more

New name for the Minnesota Wild?

first_imgMinnesota Thisthreadisgoingnowhere? SportsLogos.Net Forums Home 0 Share on other sites 0 Sign in to follow this   altosax29b Members 21,575 Prev 5,926 posts 5 3 Location:North Carolina Moderators Posted July 9, 2015 Sports Logo News Morgan33 Recommended Posts CubsFan4Life 4 Posted July 9, 2015 1,390 2,975 Minnesota Grizzlies. 2,439 posts Share on other sites Posted July 9, 2015 IceCap cubsfan2015 2,975 3 Go To Topic Listing Location:Eugene, OR Next Share on other sites 1,597 posts Share this post Minnesota Thisthreadisgoingnowhere?I don’t see what’s wrong with having a hypothetical discussion. I’m aware they won’t bother changing now, but that doesn’t mean it shouldn’t be. I don’t care if they go on a Yankee-esque run and win 20-something Cups in the next 40 years, the name was atrocious when it was introduced and will remain so forever.The funny thing is that I’d hardly care if it weren’t for the fact that their logo might be my favorite in sports. I love it, yet I hate having to describe it as the “Minnesota Wild logo”. jp1409 #historyrepeatsitself The Minnesota Minnesodaks. altosax29b Location:Calgary AB Canada 224 posts Link to post Sports Logos Location:DETROIT 3,803 Members Has anyone thought of a name Minnesota can use while still keeping their genius logo? 2,080 posts Location:Philadelphia, PA 111 0 Morgan33 1,390 Posted July 9, 2015 By CubsFan4Life, July 9, 2015 in Sports Logo News tnagraffix Posted July 9, 2015 Posted July 9, 2015 1,660 Share this post 51 Share on other sites 2,478 posts 89 1,462 posts Page 1 of 11   89 The logo is the best in sports, the name is just fine and means something to us Minnesotans. Although the North Stars are still missed Share on other sites IceCap Members Posted July 9, 2015 Minnesota Foresterswhy is it that i think of Forest Gump instead of the Wilds’ logo 23 45,948 posts Share this post New name for the Minnesota Wild? Location:DETROIT Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers Posted July 9, 2015 mjd77 Share this post 0 1 Jamikel mjd77 jujubeans Link to post Has anyone thought of a name Minnesota can use while still keeping their genius logo?Considering what forms the eye of their logo, how about the Minnesota North Stars? The Minnesota No Need To Change, Move Along, Discussed Too Many Times, Why? Hockey Club. The logo is the best in sports, the name is just fine and means something to us Minnesotans. Although the North Stars are still missedI would hardly say the name is “fine”, it’s at best incredibly awkward. How the heck can someone be a “Wild” like how you call a player a “Canadien” or “Red Wing” etc. I’m aware the Avalanche and Lightning use non-plural names and those suck too, but Wild is especially bad because it’s less of a thing then an avalanche or a bolt of lightning. CubsFan4Life tigerslionspistonshabs All Activity 4,436 1,067 posts Share this post 2,572 Share this post Link to post Members Members Sports Logos New name for the Minnesota Wild? pianoknight cubsfan2015 Posted July 9, 2015 Jamikel 4,436 Share this post 2 Members Banned Page 1 of 11   4 60 962 posts 0 Share on other sites 3 51 Share on other sites OnWis97 4 51 1,585 Members M4One Ark 2,353 2 Posted July 9, 2015 Posted July 9, 2015 CubsFan4Life 21,575 Link to post 111 82 Members 3,803 Favourite Logos:Detroit Lions, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Chicago Blackhawks, Detroit Red Wings, Pittsburgh Penguins, Florida Panthers, Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Detroit Tigers Share this post Sports Logo News Members Sign in to follow this   0 0 Members CubsFan4Life sportzfan The Minnesota Minnesodaks.Fighting Minnesodaks 6 4,436 Members We the North! Link to post Link to post Forums Home Minnesota Foresters…sponsored by Subaru All Activity 5,926 posts Link to post 89 0 Share on other sites tigerslionspistonshabs jujubeans 51 Members OnWis97 Members 0 2 Posted July 9, 2015 14,934 posts 111 The logo is the best in sports, the name is just fine and means something to us Minnesotans. Although the North Stars are still missedAgreed. If only they’d use it, in its proper application, on all their uniforms. Grizzlies and Forester’s I could get behind.Yes. Great logo but they keep marginalizing it.As for the name, it’s one of the worst names in big-time pro sports. Maybe the worst. Definitely the worst in the NHL. The logo (even used correctly) cannot make up for it. And even I don’t think I want to change. They’ve had it for 15 years now and the idea of getting used to a new team name is strange. I guess the Washington NBA fans got used to it, as did the New Orleans fans. The Charlotte fans begged for it. So if it happened, then I’d get used to it. However, they did such a good job with the logo that it practically says “Wild.” Foresters; why the bear head? Grizzlies; why he wilderness scene in a bear’s head? So I’d argue a name change almost has to come with a logo change (i.e., identity overhaul).The name is “Wild” and that’s not going to change. 11,361 posts Location:Sheboygan Falls, WI Location:Tampa, FL Share on other sites 51 60 Share this post Members Share on other sites jp1409 1,735 posts Posted July 9, 2015 5,747 posts Share on other sites Share this post Link to post Share on other sites 29 posts Next Link to post Share this post 1,172 1,585 Link to post Link to post Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites 1 Share this post 224 posts 1,172 M4One 1,172 New name for the Minnesota Wild? 0 tigerslionspistonshabs Posted July 9, 2015 82 1 51 Link to post This topic is now closed to further replies. 21 Members 2 Werewolves 23 51 tigerslionspistonshabs Posted July 9, 2015 WavePunter 2 pianoknight CubsFan4Life Share on other sites Share on other sites Link to post Yes, it’s a lame singular name. Yes, I hate it. But it’s been around for 15 years. A brand has been built. Just keep it. 51 Share this post Aren’t there a lot of Native American tribes that have historically called Minnesota home? 219 posts 60 Prev sportzfan Link to post 1,585 82 The logo is the best in sports, the name is just fine and means something to us Minnesotans. Although the North Stars are still missedAgreed. If only they’d use it, in its proper application, on all their uniforms. Grizzlies and Forester’s I could get behind. Ark 1,585 3,288 posts 1,585 2 1,390 Followers 1 21,575 Share on other sites Share on other sites Favourite Logos:Wild, Whalers, North Stars, Avalanche 2,975 Posted July 9, 2015 Link to post CubsFan4Life Share this post Share this post Posted July 9, 2015 Share this post 23 2,353 Members 51 Posted July 9, 2015 0 2,572 It should always be Christmas in New Jersey 3,803 5 3 Share this post WavePunter 2,353 0 6 Link to post 2,572 The Minnesota Minnesodaks. Fighting MinnesodaksFighting Green Minnesodaks Members Posted July 9, 2015 1,585 Share this post Share this post Members Minnesota Foresters Share on other sites 1,660 Link to post Share on other sites 1,660 1 Link to post 224 posts Followers 1 tnagraffix Posted July 9, 2015 SportsLogos.Net Share this post Link to post 1 1last_img read more

Photo: Latvian highway pilots Krūzmanis and Batraks win in the most…

first_imgLast weekend, the third stage of the Baltic Motorway Championship took place on the “auto24ring” track in Pärnu, where Ģirts Krūzmanis and Vilnis Batraks, respectively, celebrated the victories in the most prestigious classes “TCR” and “GT” of the racing series, the organizers of the championship informed. Content will continue after the ad Advertising In the world-popular and prestigious “TCR” class, where athletes drive identical cars at the FIA ​​World Championships, the Baltic region has historically been dominated by athletes from Lithuania. However, the weight cups have changed this season with the participation of Ģirts Krūzmanis in the championship. Krūzmanis showed his superiority by winning the first starting place in the qualification with an Audi “RS3 LMS” car. The fact that all five participants in the class were half a second apart shows serious competition.At the start of the first race, Krūzmanis was forced to fall to the third position in the first lap, but by the end of the race, Lithuanian athlete Roks Kvedars was overtaken, with Krūzmanis giving way only to Estonian Peter Pēkas. In the second race, Krūzmanis safely controlled the events on the track, celebrating victory both in the race and in the stage – the first victory for an athlete from Latvia in the “TCR” class.In the most powerful class of the “GT” or Baltic Highway Championship, the fastest in the sum of two races was Vilnis Batraks with Lamborghini “Huracan ST”, further strengthening their leading position in the overall championship rating. The fastest in the qualification was the 2019 champion, Raivo Tamam from Estonia with “Porsche GT3 CUP”, however, the mistake in the first lap of the first race caused the Estonian athlete to fall to the end of the peleton, by the time the finish flag was already in third place. Tams celebrated his victory in the second race, surpassing Batrak in a moment. In the overall standings of the stage, the first one was Batraks, the second Tams, and in the third place the Lithuanian Egidijs Gutaravičs with another “Lamborghini”. In the “GT AM” class qualification, Jānis Hāns’ “Subaru Impreza” car was hit by technical difficulties, although a spare car was found before the start of the race, high places had to be forgotten. Edwin Einik celebrated the victory in the class with an “Audi TT RS” car, he also took over the championship leader’s relay. “BTC4” class victory for Finnish athlete, last year’s champion Jirki Jonkari.Andris Griķis has been the dominant force in the “Formula Historic” class in recent seasons, however, during the races in Pärnu he was seriously competed by the Estonian Tāvi Kūls, who was in the lead for a long time in the second race. Victory in the “Easter” class for Estonian Jākus Kūls. This time, Raitis Mūrnieks was prevented from fighting for victory in the overall standings.At the Nankan Endurance Academy 2-hour endurance race, the fastest team in both the overall standings and the class was the “Dock by 222” team from Lithuania. “PAPA’S RACING TEAM” with pilots Ģirts Daugaviņš and Uldis Timaks finished first in the BMW 325 CUP class, third place in the “WRR” class with Matīsa Mežaks and Egons Lapiņš. “MSD Racing” fifth place, but “Team Rexona Men” sixth place in “BTC2” class.The final stage of the Baltic Championship will take place from October 10 to 11 on the Bikernieki track, where we will see both “TCR” and powerful Lamborghini cars.last_img read more

Man City look to banish memories of Euro exit by Spurs

first_imgMANCHESTER, England (Reuters) – Tottenham Hotspur ended Manchester City’s European ambitions last season and they will be looking to dent Pep Guardiola’s side’s hopes of winning a third successive Premier League title when they meet at the Etihad Stadium tomorrow. A rare setback in a near impeccable season from City came in April with a dramatic exit to Spurs in the Champions League quarter-final.City won the second-leg 4-3 but went out on away goals after a late goal from Raheem Sterling, which would have sent City through, was dramatically ruled out for offside following a VAR video review.Just three days later, the pair met again in the league as Guardiola’s side kept their title run on track with a 1-0 victory. Both teams began their Premier League campaigns in winning fashion with City sweeping aside West Ham United with a 5-0 win at London Stadium while Spurs struggled before emerging as 3-1 victors at home to promoted Aston Villa.City will be relieved that Spurs’ South Korean winger Son Heung-min will miss the game while he serves a three-game suspension.Son scored the only goal of the Champions League first leg and struck twice in the second-leg but Harry Kane, who missed the last two meetings, has begun the season in form with a double against Villa. Liverpool will need to recover quickly from their penalty shootout win over Chelsea in the Super Cup in Istanbul on Wednesday as they face a trip to Southampton tomorrow.Juergen Klopp’s side began the season well with a 4-1 win over Norwich City but are without their first choice keeper Alisson Becker who picked up a calf injury in that opener.Frank Lampard’s Chelsea suffered a 4-0 loss at Manchester United in their first outing but showed plenty of promise in Istanbul and have an extra day to recover before taking on Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on Sunday. Manchester United have a tricky trip to Wolverhampton Wanderers on Monday, returning to the venue where they were beaten 2-1 in the FA Cup quarter-final in March.Arsenal will look to follow-up their win at Newcastle United with another three points against Sean Dyche’s Burnley at the Emirates tomorrow.The Gunners rested a number of new signings at St James’ Park but could unleash their new strike trio of Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and new arrival, winger, Nicolas Pepe.last_img read more

Capitals vs. Panthers Preview: November 7, 2019

first_imgOvechkin-Backstrom-Oshie The Washington Capitals once again hit the road to travel south. They face the Florida Panthers in a battle of Eastern Conference rivals. Both teams are riding high with something to prove as they face off for the first time this season. A hot start for the Caps will be tested as they face a quality opponent in Florida. Starting Lineups for Washington: Hoffman-Boyle-Connolly Bobrovsky is starting as goalie. Yandle-Brown Matheson-Stralman Game is at BB&T Center. First puck drops at 7:00 pm.Please follow and like us: Huberdeau-Barbov-Dadonov Orlov-Gudas The Caps are riding high at 11-2-3. Their 25 points is the most in the league, one ahead of Boston. Strong seasons by both Alex Ovechkin (11g, 8a) and John Carlson (7g, 16a) have been keeping Washington well in contention. Though as good as they have been at home, the Caps have dominated on the road, with a 7-1-1 record. The Panthers are no slouches either. A 7-3-4 record keeps them in control of the first wild card and pushes them forward as they face a competitive East. Former Capital Brett Connolly has proven a breakout star on the team, with his fast style of play keeping the team in contention. Photo Credit: Washington Capitalscenter_img Hagelin-Eller-Hathaway Hunt-Toninato-Sceviour Starting Lineups for Florida: Weegar-Ekbland Vrana-Kuznetsov-Wilson Leipsic-Stephenson-Boyd Holtby will start at goalie. Siegenthaler-Jensen Kempny-Carlson Vatranao-Malgin-Pysyklast_img read more

Xavi Hernandez agrees a 40 per cent salary cut

first_img 19/04/2020 Xavi Hernández acuerda una rebaja salarial del 40% Upd. at 21:05 IN SPORT.ES Xavi Hernandez has agreed on a salary cut with Al Sadd of around 40 per cent, per AS. The coach wanted to take a step forward and help out in the new economic reality and has agreed on this figure with the club while competitions are on hold.  The coach is not the only one at the club who has seen his salary affected, with players in the squad also having a reduction – just like in major leagues across the world. Sport EN CEST The federation there is planning to return to normal on April 30 but that date could easily be extended.last_img

Three stores Pakenham needs

first_img1. Kmart. Pakenham locals have been calling for a Kmart for many years and had a glimmer of hope the…[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

Tom McCartney signs three-year extension

first_imgThe hooker, who can also play at loosehead prop, has agreed a new three-year deal that will see him play at the Sportsground until at least the summer of 2020. Connacht Rugby and the IRFU are delighted to confirm the contact extensions of Tom McCartney.   McCartney, who will qualify to play for Ireland in October 2017, recently celebrated his 50th Connacht appearance with a Man of the Match performance and two tries against Benetton Treviso in the Guinness PRO12.Commenting on the latest deal, Connacht Rugby CEO Willie Ruane said:“This is a hugely positive move for Connacht Rugby and a big statement from Tom highlighting the belief and confidence he has in the future of the club. “Tom came to Connacht from overseas and in a short time he has made a very positive impact on our environment here. He is an important member of the squad and very popular among our supporters. We are thrilled that he sees his future with Connacht.”Head Coach Pat Lam added:“I’m delighted for Connacht Rugby and our supporters that Tom has re-signed. It is a massive statement for the future of the squad and the province.  “I’ve known Tom for so much of his career and he is a valuable leader on and off the pitch. Along with all the other recent re-signings, he will be an important contributor to the future success of the province.”Tom McCartney said:“I’m delighted to sign on for another three years with Connacht Rugby. I came here excited to be able to help the province achieve its vision of success and I believe we have the structures in place to see us continue to go from strength to strength.”print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Emaillast_img read more

APOEL: we will make our supporters proud

first_imgBy Iacovos ConstantinouAPOEL moved a step closer to their third straight title despite drawing with fellow title challengers AEK as their closest rivals Apollon were unexpectedly beaten by the ‘indifferent’ Anorthosis. Almost 16,000 fans (large majority APOEL supporters) flocked to the GSP on Saturday to watch the crucial match between APOEL and AEK Larnaca. With both teams needing the three points, a tense but exciting game was expected.The replacement of German coach Fink with former fan favourite Manduca last week was done to change the mood in the APOEL ranks. However, for yet another game, the Nicosia team was second best and found wanting in all departments.Assistant coach Satsias admitted indirectly at the post –game press conference that APOEL have not been at their best in recent games and sent a message to APOEL fans. “In the last two games we will make our supporters proud, be sure about that,” he said referring, to the Cyprus Cup final on Wednesday and the final league game away to Ermis where APOEL need just a point to be crowned champions.Few would argue that AEK were the better side on the day and had Monteiro’s shot ten minutes from time not whizzed past the wrong side of the post AEK would have been in the driving seat to lift the championship for the first time in their history.The draw left a bitter-sweet taste for the team from Larnaca. Their Danish coach Thomas Christiansen was full of praise for his players after the game but also noted: “we should have been happy with what we achieved this season but in the changing rooms the mood is gloomy”.AEK took the lead after Tomas was felled by Vinicius in the box and referee Trattos awarded a penalty. Bolievic stepped up and smashed the ball past Chiotis.Much as they tried the home team were unable to penetrate the AEK defence and they needed a rather soft penalty to bring the game level. Defender Elias Charambous was adjudged to have tugged at Kaka’s shirt and Trattos pointed to the spot again.De Vincenti sent AEK’s keeper the wrong way to equalise.APOEL tried to increase the tempo in the second half and showed more resolve but were still unable to pierce AEK’s well-marshalled back line which had Murillo and Catala in outstanding form. The home team did hit the post late on in the game when a lucky ricochet allowed substitute Sheridan clean through, but other than that APOEL were toothless up front.Apollon continued their disastrous play-off form as they imploded to their fifth defeat, losing 3-1 to Anorthosis.It could have been so different for Ton Caanen’s team who missed a number of chances to take the lead in the first half. Poor finishing and excellent goalkeeping by Anorthosis’ keeper kept the Limassol team at bay.Even when Anorthosis took the lead early in the second half through Goncalves, Apollon found the strength to hit back and equalise through youngster Gouiler.With 20 minutes still on the clock everybody expected Caanen’s outfit to finish the job but the home team stood firm and scored twice in the final few minutes through Makos and Makris to all but end Apollon’s chances of the championship.Omonia, as expected, defeated Ermis 7-1 with top scorer Pote getting onto the scoresheet after a long time with a brace. Three teams, AEK, Apollon and Omonia are all level on points, with Omonia travelling to Limassol on the final day knowing that only a win can lift them above Apollon. AEK are at home to Anorthosis.last_img read more