Updated: Adebayor denies rubbishing CAF awards, slams fake news

Month: September 2020

Updated: Adebayor denies rubbishing CAF awards, slams fake news

first_img Salah picked up the award in 2017 and 2018, before Mane became the latest player to win the prestigious accolade last year.Advertisement Read Also: Adebayor shows off nine exotic cars after COVID-19 donation refusal “My attention was recently drawn to comments, shared by certain media on social networks, made on CAF and on my colleagues Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane,” Adebayor said in a statement on Twitter. “I would just say that these statements are not mine. I have not granted any media interviews. Always be careful not to post false information.” Adebayor also captioned his tweet with the quote saying: “Friends watch out for #fakenews!” Promoted ContentTop Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldBelieve It Or Not, Paul Rudd Is Turning 50 This YearThe 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The WorldThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical8 Weird Facts About Coffee That Will Surprise YouIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?Which Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?Birds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually True6 TV Shows That Got Better After A Major Character Had LeftTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The World7 Interesting Facts About GoT Star Maisie Williams FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Adebayor has leapt to his own defence to deny that he made the comments, using his own Twitter account to address the claims. Emmanuel Adebayor denies controversial comments about Liverpool duo Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mane Former Arsenal striker Emmanuel Adebayor has denied that he made any negative comments about Liverpool duo Sadio Mane and Mohamed Salah. It had been reported that Adebayor had criticised Africa’s football governing body, the Confederation of African Football (CAF), along with the Reds duo. It was claimed that Adebayor was unhappy with players winning the CAF Player Of The Year award when not playing in the continent, and was quoted taking a dig at Mane and Salah.last_img read more

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Fury slams Joshua, predicts third-round KO when pair finally meet

first_img British boxing fans are desperate to see the two champs go head-to-head in the ring after Fury snatched Deontay Wilder’s WBC belt. The Gypsy King needs to fight Wilder for the third time to fill contractual obligations while AJ’s next opponent will be Bulgarian brute Kubrat Pulev. Only then, if both win their fights, can the pair finally put the trash-talking to bed to decide who will be crowned undisputed heavyweight champion. But Fury, 31, insists he has been pushing Joshua’s promoter Eddie Hearn for the “last five years” to organise the bout. He told Sky Sports: “Eddie Hearn talks a lot of hot air as usual. “I’ve been offering to fight Joshua for quite a while. I’ve been trying to make that fight happen for the last five years. And it’s not happened at all. First time I connect on him, his legs will do a dance. “Eddie’s obviously Joshua’s promoter, so he’ll have to be speaking to my team to make the fight happen, give the fans what they want and stop running away from the biggest fight since Lennox [Lewis] fought Frank Bruno. “Have the guts to step up to the plate and get flattened, son!” Fury also launched his own personal attack on the Watford-born fighter and insisted AJ’s style plays right into his hands. He added: “AJ’s style is tailor-made for mine. “He’s an upright fighter walking forward with a classic defence. Strong and powerful. read also:Joshua,Fury have a ’50-50′ chance of fighting, says Hearn “He’s got no footwork, hardly any resilience. And he’s a bit gutless when it comes down to getting clipped. “I think I’d knock him out in round two, three rounds. First time I connect on him, his legs will do a dance and I’ll just jump on him like the little fat kid did in America that time.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Tyson Fury has vowed to destroy “gutless” Anthony Joshua inside three rounds after waiting five years for the highly-anticipated showdown. Promoted ContentEverything You Need To Know About Asteroid Armageddon7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better6 Most Breathtaking Bridges In The WorldMind-Bending Technology That Was Predicted Before It Appeared7 Truly Incredible Facts About Black Holes8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Fascinating Facts About Coffee2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year8 Best 1980s High Tech Gadgets5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks6 Best Supercars In Movies You’ll Dream To Drive At Least OnceA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs Loading… last_img read more

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Covid-19: WTA Suffers New Blow With Japan’s Premier Women’s Event Scrapped

first_imgChances of any professional tennis tournaments taking place in Asia this year is looking increasingly unlikely with the Toray Pan Pacific Open in Tokyo becoming the latest event to be axed. Japanese officials confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that the event has been cancelled over safety concerns with fears of a second spike in COVID-19 cases in the country later this year. Making it the third tennis event in Japan to be cancelled after the WTA Hana-Cupid Open and ATP Rakuten Open. The Premier event has been set to get underway during the week commencing November 2nd after being delayed from its original date of September. It is the first time the Pan Pacific Open has been cancelled since its birth back in 1984. Outside of China, Tokyo is the only Asian city to host a Premier event on the women’s Tour. Last year it offered a prize money pool of $823,000. “The Executive Committee looked at every possible way to make this tournament happen, including the idea of holding matches without audiences or restricting admissions in order to prioritize the health and safety of everyone involved,” tournament organizers said in a statement.“However, after a series of deliberations, the Executive Committee made a heartrending decision to rule out the postponement, and concluded that the cancellation of the tournament was the best decision in the interest of public health, especially in light of the concern about the second wave of infection spreading in Japan.”Advertisement The announcement comes less than a week after the WTA and ATP officially cancelled all their tournaments set to be played in China due to a ruling by the government. A huge blow for women’s tennis which had planned to stage seven events in the country, including the year-end WTA Finals. Last year the China swing offered roughly $30 million in prize money. read also:July 8: On This Day In The History of Women’s Tennis Former world No.1 Naomi Osaka is the reigning champion in Tokyo after powering her way to the title without dropping a set in 2019. The triumph made Osaka the first Japanese player to win the event since Kimiko Date back in 1995. Other previous winners include Karolina Pliskova, Caroline Wozniacki and Maria Sharapova. Following the removal of Tokyo from the Calendar, only three WTA tournaments have so far been given a provisional the green light to take place after the French Open. They are in Seoul, Linz and Moscow. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted ContentBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do27 Animals That Don’t Need Color To Be CoolTop 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks10 Of The Dirtiest Seas In The World7 Mind-Boggling Facts About Black Holes10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies6 Best 90’s Action Movies From Your Childhoodlast_img read more

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World’s Greatest! to feature 281 Speedway

first_imgSTEPHENVILLE, Texas – How2Media, producers of the television show World’s Greatest!, announced it has selected C&S Promotions’ 281 Speedway to be a part of the popular television series.The quarter-mile dirt track at Stephenville, promoted by Joe Spillman and Heather Combs, sanctions the Modified, Stock Car, Southern SportMod and Sport Compact divisions with IMCA.“281 Speedway is not just a favorite dirt track for racing but it is truly an entertainment venue, a one-of-a-kind place to be on a Saturday night with exciting events involving the fans, interaction with the drivers and contests during intermissions,” said Gordon Freeman, executive producer of the show.“We think their story will be meaningful, fun and entertaining for our viewers.”As part of the show, How2Media will send a film crew to spend time at the track on April 21 to get the story behind the story on C&S Promotions and 281 Speedway, and to show World’s Greatest! viewers why they were selected as the best in their category, and therefore featured on the show.The episode will be broadcast approximately 90 days after filming is completed.World’s Greatest! is a 30-minute show dedicated to highlighting the world’s greatest companies, products, places and people. Each show is a fast-paced tour around the world featuring behind the scenes footage, informative interviews and exciting visuals.How2Media is a 21st Century television production company. Their award-winning programming can be seen on national cable channels and local network affiliates across the country.last_img read more

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Traskowsky Times Two for Feature Wins at Salina Speedway

first_imgBy Dusty WiegertSALINA, Kan. (April 22) – Three new IMCA feature winners visited the O’Reilly Auto Parts Victory Lane for the first time in the early season on Friday at Salina Speedway. The night was presented by B Strong Running Company of Salina.Of those winners, two were father and son, something that doesn’t happen often at all on the same night.First was Fred Traskowsky, who pulled out to the lead from the front row at the start of the M&H Motors IMCA Northern SportMod feature. He held off a resurgent Tyler Watts to capture his first win of the season. Watts finished second with Chris Humphries and Tim Echevarria rounding out the top four.The final win of the night went to Fred’s son Mike as he raced to his second win in a row in the Budweiser IMCA Hobby Stock division. Mike had no problem working his way from an eighth place starting position to capture the top prize, with Kelly Pihl, Tony Slothower, and Cody Williams chasing him across the finish line.Defending Long McArthur IMCA Modified Track Champion Mike Petersilie chased down pole-start­ing Brian Knoell to move past en route to a triumph on the tricky 3/8 mile. Starting eighth, Peter­silie’s win propelled him into a tie for the points lead after two races with week one winner Tyler Frye, who finished fourth. Knoell settled for second while Joe Cleveland finished third.Coors Light IMCA Stock Car ace Scot Granzella made his return to Victory Lane as he piloted his no. 91E to a win from fifth place at the start. He got by Craig Miller to capture first, with Craig Mil­ler in tow with second. Scott Miller wound up third with Tanner Portenier fourth.last_img read more

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Hancock County success continues for Droste at Night of 1,000 Stars

first_imgTyler Droste topped Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Hancock County Speedway, earning $4,500 for his latest IMCA Modified victory. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)BRITT, Iowa (Aug. 10) – Tyler Droste’s second career IMCA Modified win at Hancock County Speed­way looked a lot like his first.Droste led the last 35 times around the track in Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Britt. His $3,500 share of the purse was complemented by a $1,000 bonus for leading at halfway in the 50-lapper.Johnny Whitman ran at the front early on but couldn’t keep Droste, who’d started in the middle of the second row, at bay.There was no catching Droste from that point, although racing continued two, three and some­times four-wide behind him.The final caution waved with five laps left. Droste, already on the 2018 Fast Shafts All-Star Invita­tional ballot, pulled away again to beat Hunter Marriott to the checkers by half a straightaway.Marriott had started 15th. Defending race winner Richie Gustin was third, Corey Dripps was fourth and Jay Noteboom completed the top five.Dripps made his way from 22nd starting. Hard charger Joel Rust started 28th and finished 11th.Another impressive run up front at Britt had netted Droste his career first ArnoldTyler Droste topped Thursday’s Night of 1,000 Stars main event at Hancock County Speedway, earning $4,500 for his latest IMCA Modified victory. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)Motor Supply Hawkeye Dirt Tour win in June. The $3,000 Salute to Veterans victory that evening had matched his career-best payday.Sixty-six Modifieds were entered in the fourth event of IMCA Speedweek and the first of three Stars specials at Hancock County.The Night of 10,000 Stars on Friday boasts a $7,000 top check, plus another $3,000 in potential bonuses. Saturday’s Shryock Memorial All Stars event pays $4,000 to win with another $3,000 in bonuses possible. Droste is now the driver in line for a $1,500 bonus if he can sweep the week­end.Both the Night of 10,000 Stars and Shryock Memorial All-Star events will be broadcast by IM­CATV.Ethan Braaksma was the $750 Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod winner Thursday at Britt. Derek Green continued his torrid pace with the $600 IMCA Sunoco Stock Car checkers and Andrew Burg was the $500 IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock winner.Feature results – 1. Tyler Droste, Waterloo; 2. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 3. Richie Gustin, Gilman; 4. Corey Dripps, Reinbeck; 5. Jay Noteboom, Hinton; 6. Jeremy Mills, Garner; 7. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 8. Johnny Whitman, DePere, Wis.; 9. Billy Kendall, Baxter, Minn.; 10. Kelly Shryock, Fertile; 11. Joel Rust, Grundy Center; 12. Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb.; 13. Nick Meyer, Whittemore; 14. Adam Hensel, Hammond, Wis.; 15. Mark Noble, Blooming Prai­rie, Minn.; 16. Tad Reutzel, Burt; 17. Shawn Ritter, Keystone; 18. Cody Knecht, Whittemore; 19. Jason Schneiders, Sioux City; 20. Troy Swearingen, Thompson; 21. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 22. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn.; 23. Cayden Carter, Oskaloosa; 24. Tim Ward, Harcourt; 25. Rob Hughes, Humboldt; 26. Josh Ruby, Lakota; 27. Stacey Mills, Webb; 28. Jon Snyder, Ames; 29. Ryan Ruter, Clear Lake; 30. Tom Berry Jr., Medford, Ore.last_img read more

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MSD backs five divisions, one series in 15th season of IMCA sponsorship

first_imgEL PASO, Texas – MSD returns to the national decal program for Stock Cars in 2018, its 15th season as an IMCA sponsor.In all, the El Paso, Texas, manufacturer will give product or product certificate awards to competitors in five divisions and one special series.“MSD Performance, is once again a proud sponsor of IMCA Racing for the 2018 season,” said Circle Track Sales Manager Graham Fordyce. “The growth we see in these divisions is a testament to the sanctioning body’s dedication to the sport and we want to be a part of that growth in the circle track racing market.  We strive to continually improve the products we offer to the circle track industry and to provide support to the competitors for their achievements.”The top drivers in Northern and Southern IMCA Sunoco Stock Car regions earn Ultimate HEI kits and a universal spark plug wire set. Runners-up receive an HEI module and the third place finishers get universal spark plug wire sets. Product certificates valued at $100 go to top 10 drivers in point standings both regions.Top eligible drivers in each of the five IMCA Modified regions receive new 6CT digital ignition control boxes and Blaster HVC coils; the runner-up gets a 6CT ignition control box while third and fourth place drivers get universal spark plug wire sets and the fifth place driver receives a Blaster HVC coil.An 8728 Soft Touch rev control goes to the top eligible driver in the national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod and Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMod standings. Universal spark plug wire sets go to second and third place drivers in both divisions.Top three eligible drivers in national point standings for IMCA Late Models and in the Deery Brothers Summer Series standings receive a digital 6CT ignition control box, spark plug wire set and Blaster HVC coil, and universal plug wire set, respec­tively.Drivers in all five divisions are required to compete with MSD products, display two MSD decals on their race car and send sign-up forms to the IMCA home office by Aug. 1. Decal placement is also required for Stock Car drivers to be eligible for national and regional point fund shares.MSD awards will be presented during the national banquet in November or mailed from the IMCA home office beginning in December.Information about MSD products is available by calling 888 258-3835, on Facebook and at the www.msdperformance.com website.“MSD is a company that we work very closely with to ensure a level playing field for drivers in many IMCA divisions,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder said. “Their expertise has allowed us to formulate solid rules packages across the board that are often emulated, but never duplicated.”last_img read more

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Extension granted on land purchase for possible 4th port

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Governor Eric J. Holcomb announced today that the state has extended the option to decide if it will purchase land near Lawrenceburg that could be the site of the state’s fourth port.The Ports of Indiana entered into an agreement in September 2017 to purchase up to 725 acres of land that was formerly the American Electric Power plant. That option was set to expire June 30.The option has been extended by six months to enable the seller, Tanners Creek Development, LLC, to complete its environmental remediation plan for the site and submit it to the Indiana Department of Environmental Management. If the Ports of Indiana decides to move forward, the total cost for the land and equipment would be approximately $8 million.Indiana has three state ports locations in Jeffersonville, Mount Vernon, and Burns Harbor/Portage. Indiana’s ports contribute over $7.8 billion per year to the state economy and support nearly 60,000 jobs.last_img read more

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Lady Bulldogs Volleyball Team Place 3rd At Greenfield-Central

first_imgThe Varsity Lady Bulldogs traveled to Greenfield-Central to compete in an 8 team tournament. We had a good run at it. The only match we lost was to New Haven who ended up in second place while the Bulldogs took third.The Dogs defeated Anderson, Daleville, and Edinburg to end the day 3-1. Congratulations to Senior Macy Prickel who made the all-tournament team for the second year.  Other notable players were Regina Gerstbauer who was 42 for 46 serving with 34 points and 3 aces, Laney Walsman was 31 for 32 with 23 points and 6 aces, and Kylie Laker who was 33 for 37 scoring 23 points and 4 aces. The offense was led by Macy Prickel and Katie Bedel while a great defense display was put forth by Nikki Fox.  It was a team effort with all eleven girls seeing playing time.Our next match is Tuesday, Oct. 1, against the Franklin County Wildcats.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.The Batesville Volleyball C Team traveled to EC for their EIAC Tournament on Saturday.  Placing 4th after some really close matchups wasn’t a bad way to end. Game one was against Lawrenceburg where we lost in 3 games.  Scores were 20-25, 25-23, and 16-14.  Serving for us during these were Sophie Lee with 10pts 3 aces, Kaitlyn Sarringhaus with 8 points 3 aces, Megan Raab with 6pts 1 ace, Kennedy Westrick with 5pts, Faith Tekulve with 4pts, and Brayleigh Patterson with 3pts.  Came down to a missed serve and a few unforced errors on our behalf. Match up 2 was against Rushville where we won in 2 games.  Scores were 25-17 and 25-19.  Serving for us strong were both Kennedy Westrick with 10pts 2aces, and Kaitlyn Sarringhaus with 10pts 2aces also. Match up 3 was against FC for the Pool 2 placements (3rd and 4th) where we lost in 3 sets.  Scores were 25-19, 18-25, and 15-13.  Where a call was made that took our wind out of the sails and we just couldn’t pull those 2 pts off. We played a great days worth of volleyball and are excited to match up with FC again on Monday night.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Erin Trenkamp.last_img read more

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Darla Sue Benz – Batesville

first_imgDarla Sue Benz, of Batesville, was born on September 23, 1945, the fourth eldest child to Clifford and G. Katharyn Goldsmith Fichtner.  She married Hugh Benz on September, 2, 1974 at St. Louis Catholic Church and he preceded her in death on July 14, 2018.  Darla worked at James River in Greensburg for many years in human resources.  She enjoyed entertaining family and friends in the summer especially when everyone could enjoy the pool.  Her home was always a spectacular display of flowers and holiday decorations.  Darla loved the warm weather and running errands in one of her many convertibles she owned; her yellow Corvair and red Mustang were favorites.  She and Hugh opened their hearts and home to the nieces and nephews treating them like their own; taking them on trips, traveling to multiple sporting events and providing moral support.  They had multiple furry children, including German shepherds, Braven and Snowball and a rescued miniature collie named Cody. Darla was a member of the St. Louis Catholic Church, and the Immaculata Club.  On Wednesday, June 3, 2020 at the age of 74, she passed away at St. Andrews Health Campus after a brief illness.Those surviving who will cherish Darla’s memory include her siblings, Daniel Fichtner of Batesville, Ella (Daniel) Laker of Enochsburg, and Mary Mays, of Batesville; sister-in-law, Myra Miller of Mesa, AZ; brother-in-law, Denny Doerflinger of Greensburg, and numerous nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews.  Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by two sisters, Arlyn Sorce and Judith Schutte; one brother, Richard “Dick” Fichtner; two brothers-in-law, Michael Mays, and Jim Miller, and a sister-in-law, Joan Doerflinger.A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated on Monday, June 15, 2020 at 10 a.m. at St. Louis Catholic Church and burial will follow in the church cemetery.Memorial contributions can be sent directly to the Sisters of St. Francis, 22143 Main Street, Oldenburg, IN 47036.  To sign the online guestbook or to leave a personal condolence for the family please visit www.cookrosenberger.com.  The staff of Cook Rosenberger Funeral Home is honored to care for Aunt Darla Benz.last_img read more

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