September 24

WorldSBK: Michael van der Mark signs with BMW Motorrad for 2021

first_imgAfter confirming his departure from the PATA Yamaha WorldSBK Official Team, Michael van der Mark was announced that he’ll be competing with the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team for the 2021 season. With vast experience on multiple manufacturers, the young Dutchman is set on bringing the fight with the latest BMW S 1000 RR.BMW Motorrad made its return to the FIM World Superbike Championship in 2019. It wasn’t actually a dream return as their lead rider, Tom Sykes, only managed to place himself in the eighth position in the championship with four podium finishes and no race wins. It’s even worse for his teammate at the time, Markus Reiterberger.After only one round in 2020 (followed by a long pause in the season due to COVID-19), Sykes is currently in the top 10 with 17 points while his teammate, Eugene Laverty, sits at 15th with five points. With the signing of Michael van der Mark for 2021, there’s still no news on which Englishman will be axed next season.According to Shaun Muir Team Principal of BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team, “We are delighted to welcome Michael to the BMW Motorrad WorldSBK Team. He brings a wealth of experience and is one of the youngest, most talented riders on the WorldSBK grid. Securing Michael’s services emphasises the focus and determination we have to compete for top honours, and we will give Michael every chance to reach that goal.”2020 BMW S 1000 XR now available in Malaysia – RM121,500–Ads–last_img read more

September 23

Fire on Evergreen in Kenai Leads to Two Arrests

first_imgSgt. Langham: “On April 25th at approximately 4:30 in the morning, Kenai Police and Fire Departments responded to the report of a fire at the end of Evergreen Street. While investigating the fire, officers observed a vehicle to be stuck in the mud near the scene. The vehicle was later determined to be stolen. Based upon the stolen vehicle investigation, Dakota Streiff and Linda Byrd were arrested and charged with vehicle theft in the first degree.” Langham clarified that the car was not what had been on fire, it was just nearby. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享Just over a week ago, two 19-year-olds were arrested for vehicle theft after Kenai Police noticed an abandoned vehicle while helping the Fire Department on a fire. Kenai Sergeant Ben Langham…center_img The two were arrested on May 14th and in addition to the vehicle theft charges, Byrd was also charged with criminal trespass to the first degree and theft to the fourth degree, while Streiff was additionally charged with criminal trespass to the first degree. Both were transported to Wildwood Pretrial Facility. He says there was minor damage to the vehicle but Kenai Police were able to return it to its owner.last_img read more

September 20

Resting champions – Warriors get another long break before NBA Finals

first_imgAnd now, they wait.Again.The Golden State Warriors have got used to going to the NBA Finals, and their win in Portland on Monday night clinched their fifth consecutive trip. They’ve also got used to waiting for those finals to begin, with long layoffs after the Western Conference finals having become their norm.By the time Game 1 of the NBA Finals arrives in either Milwaukee or Toronto on May 30, it’ll be a 10-day gap between games for the Warriors. It’s not the longest in NBA history, but it matches the length of the break that the Warriors handled in 2017, and this marks the third time in this five-year run of finals trips that they’ve had at least a week off.“Happy to get a little rest before we have to play again,” Warriors coach Steve Kerr said.It is much-needed rest, too.The Warriors clinched the series in Portland without Kevin Durant, DeMarcus Cousins and Andre Iguodala – all sidelined by injuries. There’s no way of knowing yet if Durant and Cousins will be back in time for the finals, either. Plenty of other Warriors are dealing with bumps and bruises as well.Accruing rust is always a major concern during days without games, but the Warriors surely feel the obvious advantage – rest – outweighs any drawbacks right now – especially after they were stretched to seven games by Houston last year in the West finals and only had two days off before the NBA Finals. HEALTH “We definitely want to get our guys healthy,” Warriors forward Draymond Green said. “We need to get Andre back healthy, DeMarcus and Kevin. We need those guys going into the finals. That’s our hope, that we can get all three of those guys back moving forward.”Down by 17 with less than two minutes to play in the third quarter at Portland, the easiest thing for the Warriors would have been to let off the gas and try to clinch the series at Oracle Arena tomorrow night.Instead, they turned a 95-78 deficit into a 119-117 overtime win – outscoring the Blazers 41-22 in the final 19 minutes of the game.“We could have said Game 5 was our game,” Warriors star Stephen Curry said. “But we saw how long that break was going to be and we wanted to take advantage of it.”The longest gap between the conference finals and NBA Finals came in 1982, when the Los Angeles Lakers sat around for 12 days before beginning their series against Philadelphia.The Warriors’ layoff this season marks the 26th time that a team will have at least a week before the end of the conference finals and the start of the NBA Finals — and if Milwaukee wins the next two games of the East title matchup, the Bucks would get added to the list as well. The earliest that the Bucks could oust Toronto and win the East is Thursday; the finals start the following Thursday.Teams with at least a one-week gap before Game 1 of the NBA Finals are 14-11 in the series.last_img read more

August 30

NBBF Women League National Final 8: Quarter Finals Fixtures Confirmed

first_imgThe quarterfinals of the 2019 Zenith Bank Women League National Final 8 will be decided on Tuesday as competition for the National title and two continental tickets hots up.The curtain raiser will be between group A winners First Bank and BlackGold of Abuja who finished bottom of Group B at the Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos by 10:00am.Current champions First Bank on the back of their unbeaten run which dates back to 2016 will hope to take a step towards winning their 10th National title against new entrants BlackGold.Team of the moment and one of the early title favourites Air Warriors having finished top of Group B will tackle Plateau Rocks who have failed to win a game at the National Final 8 phase.The newly formed Air Warriors bankrolled by the Nigerian AirForce will again depend on the trio of double-double Queen, Murjanatu Musa, veteran player Blessing Kasham and Chinwe Okah in their quest to qualify for their first-ever semifinal.The third game of the day will be between Dolphins and Delta Force. Having last won the title in 2015 and losing to First Bank in the 2018 finals, all eyes will be on the Coach Peter Ahmedu tutored side when they file out against Delta Force.The last quarterfinals game promises to be explosive between two evenly matched sides, Customs and MFM Queens.It will be a grudge match for MFM who were denied a podium finish in 2018 when they lost to Customs in the third-place game.Semifinal matches will be played on Wednesday.RelatedNigeria Basketball National Women Final 8 Starts FridayOctober 17, 2019In “BasketBall”2019 Basketball Women League National Final 8: Delta Force, Dolphins In Perfect StartOctober 19, 2019In “BasketBall”Lagos To Host Women’s Basketball League Final 8October 13, 2019In “BasketBall”last_img read more