SHAWANO, Wis. (May 2) – Due to saturated grounds, Shawano Speedway has pushed its opener back one week.Shawano will hold an open practice session Friday, May 9 beginning at 6 p.m. and the 2014 racing season will kick off Saturday, May 10 at 6:30 p.m. Sanctioned divisions running at Shawano this season are the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods.
Unbeaten since the opening day of the campaign, Spurs are fifth in the table and only four points behind league leaders Manchester City. Pochettino’s side have already played every team in the top six and their fixtures in December look kind, with West Brom, Newcastle, Southampton, Norwich and Watford to come before the end of the year. Press Association Tottenham’s priority is to secure Champions League football next season but as the more established challengers continue to stumble, there may be an opportunity to aim even higher. “If the people believe we are contenders I am happy because (it means) we have shown enough quality for that,” Pochettino said. “Agree or not agree we want to win the next game and take the three points. “I always believe in my squad and my players. I believe we can win.” The last time Spurs were considered contenders for the league title was 2011-12 when, under Harry Redknapp, the team found themselves just two points off the top in January. Redknapp wanted reinforcements in the transfer window but only Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen arrived and Spurs collapsed, finishing fourth and missing out on the Champions League after Chelsea’s European triumph. Tottenham are likely to look for a striker next month to provide cover for Harry Kane but Pochettino believes it will be difficult to find the quality to strengthen the team. “We are in a moment where it is not easy to improve the squad, it is a very difficult job,” Pochettino said. “We are very happy with our squad. It is true always we can improve but we need to be clever, to analyse, and try to find the right player to add in the next transfer window or the summer. “When the level increases it is always difficult to find the right player to add and not break the balance. “Today we have a very good balance on and off the pitch. This is a very good thing for us.” On Saturday Tottenham visit West Brom, who demonstrated their threat by beating Arsenal 2-1 at home two weeks ago. “We will expect a very tough game. They are a very strong team, have a great manager. I have a great relationship with Tony,” Pochettino said. “We have to run a lot, play well with and without the ball to make a big effort to win the game.” Mauricio Pochettino has welcomed talk of Tottenham as title contenders this season as he believes it pays tribute to his team’s performances.
Syracuse (15-9, 4-3 Atlantic Coast) fell 1-0 to the reigning ACC softball champion, No. 14 Florida State (24-6, 4-0), in Tallahassee, Florida, on Friday evening.SU ace Alexa Romero took the circle against FSU ace Kylee Hanson. The two shared ACC Co-Pitcher of the Week honors in late February. Romero struck out eight batters, seven of which came in the first three innings.Romero also walked four, including FSU outfielder Korina Rosario to start the bottom of the sixth. A few batters later, outfielder Zoe Casas flew out to center field and Rosario, who was on third, scored the lone run of the game.Offensively, Syracuse struggled to generate hits. The Orange entered the game with four batters averaging over .300 at the plate, including Bryce Holmgren, who entered tops in the ACC with a batting average over .500. In the first game of the series against FSU, only one batter recorded any hits at all.Sammy Fernandez had two hits. One came in the top of the third when she singled to right field. Sophomore Toni Martin, who was on base after an error, moved to third. Fernandez stole second to put runners on second and third, but Alicia Hansen flew out to center field to retire the top of the inning.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThree innings later, Fernandez recorded the only other hit the Orange had against the Seminoles. Like in the third inning, Fernandez got to second and Holmgren walked to put two runners on before the inning ended.Syracuse will face the Seminoles again Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m. Comments Published on March 23, 2018 at 8:38 pm Contact Kaci: email@example.com Facebook Twitter Google+