Morning thunderstorms force second postponement of Modified Madness

first_imgUS 36 Raceway is determined to get Modified Madness presented by St. Joseph Beverage in, and it will be rescheduled for another date to be determined.  By Jacob Blair Next Friday, June 28 at US 36 Raceway is the Wayne Hicks Memorial SportMod Shootout. Karl Kustoms NorthernSport Mods will have the spotlight as they will also participate in the Shocker Chassis Six Pack Shootout.  OSBORN, Mo. – Due to heavy morning thunderstorms, US 36 Raceway officials have canceled racing for Friday, June 21. The pits will open at 5 p.m. and the grandstands will open at 6 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:30 and racing begins at 8 p.m.last_img read more

Gomis: Wages scuppered Magpies move

first_img “I had a talk with Newcastle’s coach and we found an agreement,” Gomis told Canal Plus. “Then there were talks with Lyon. There was a first offer, which was refused, and then a second one, which was accepted. “Newcastle then came back to me and asked me to make an effort on wages – but I never asked anything as it was my club which wanted to transfer me, so the effort had to be made by Newcastle or Lyon.” The 28-year-old will become a free agent next summer and admits he is unlikely to agree a new deal with Lyon, clearing the way for Newcastle once more. “Now I think after what has been said and done, it is not conceivable to talk about any extension,” he added. Even so, Gomis’ revelations may increase the pressure on Pardew and beleaguered director of football Joe Kinnear, who made just one addition to Newcastle’s squad and has been under fire from supporters ever since his controversial appointment at St James’ Park over the summer. Lyon striker Bafetimbi Gomis has revealed his proposed move to Newcastle fell through due to his reluctance to take a drop in wages. Press Associationcenter_img The former St Etienne man was constantly linked with Alan Pardew’s side throughout the summer transfer window yet deadline day came and went with Gomis remaining in eastern France. He claims a deal was initially agreed before the Magpies then asked him to lower his wage demands after having a second transfer bid accepted by Lyon. last_img read more

Lagos Country Club Hosts 13th Cargolux Squash Tournament

first_imgLeading the pack of invited clubs this year are men’s defending champions and host club, Lagos Country Club, last year men’s finalists Ikoyi Club 1938, Apapa Club, Lagos State Civil Service Club, University of Lagos Senior Staff Club, Eagle Club, Police College, Ikeja, 81 Division Nigerian Army and OTrafford Squash Club, Ikoyi while Shell Club, Port Harcourt, Ibadan Recreational Club, Obafemi Awolowo University Squash Club, Abeokuta Sports Club, NLNG Bonny Club, Yenagoa Club and Benin Club are all from outside Lagos.The tournament which is the biggest squash event in the Nigerian recreational club’s squash calendar will run from today till Tuesday, August 8 for LCC squash Section members while from Wednesday August 9 through Saturday August 12 is designated for invited clubs, with all finals taking place on Saturday.For 13 unbroken years, Shina Akinfenwa’s Cargolux Merchant Express has bankrolled the squash tournament and six years ago expanded its scope to include under aged male and female categories to deepen interest in the sport among younger Nigerians.As has become characteristic of Cargolux over the years, the company has once again lined up exciting prizes for winners in all categories both in the open and closed tournaments. These include washing machines, home-theatres, standing fans as well as mouth watering take-homes in the form of cash for the under-19 male and female categories.Already, preparations are at fever pitch level at the Squash section of the Lagos Country Club as it gears up to host one of the largest gathering of squash players and aficionados. The Section’s four playing courts are in top conditions while the players are busy putting touches to their skills in anticipation of tough challenges from invited players.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The 13th edition of the Cargolux Merchant Express Squash Tournament is to serve off today at the Lagos Country Club, Ikeja with about 134 players expected to slug it out for individual and club prizes.The annual competition which is being sponsored by foremost Nigerian cargo company will feature three major categories. While members of Lagos Country Club will compete in a closed Tournament, the open competition will have three categories including men, veteran and under-19 male and female.16 clubs, including seven from outside Lagos, have been invited to participate in the open Tournament and will be represented by four player each in the men’s and two each in the veterans’ categories.last_img read more