Arsenal working on two January signings ahead of transfer deadline, confirms Unai Emery

first_img Coming Next Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE More: FootballRio Ferdinand urges Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop Manchester United starChelsea defender Fikayo Tomori reveals why he made U-turn over transfer deadline day moveMikel Arteta rates Thomas Partey’s chances of making his Arsenal debut vs Man City‘And two because we are looking at two different players and the possiblity that they can come.’AdvertisementAdvertisementEmery added: ‘This transfer window is not easy. The club is working with different players. If we can be, it will be good for us.‘Will I be disappointed if there are no signings? No, we know it is not easy. We were speaking two months ago about this possibility and we know it is not easy.’ PLAY Read More Top articles Manchester United captain Harry Maguire Metro Sport ReporterMonday 28 Jan 2019 2:43 pmShare this article via facebookShare this article via twitterShare this article via messengerShare this with Share this article via emailShare this article via flipboardCopy link385Shares Arsenal manager Unai Emery (Picture: Getty)Unai Emery has confirmed Arsenal are working on two deals ahead of transfer deadline day, but could end up leaving the January window empty-handed.Gunners boss Emery is keen to strengthen his squad at the Emirates and Arsenal have expressed interest in signing Barcelona’s Denis Suarez and Inter Milan’s Ivan Perisic.Asked how many signings Arsenal could make before Thursday’s deadline, Emery said today: ‘Nil or the possibility of two. Between nil and two.‘Zero if they aren’t coming to help us like we want, I would prefer that they don’t come.ADVERTISEMENT Read More Read More SPONSORED Read More by Metro 1 min. story Arsenal working on two January signings ahead of transfer deadline, confirms Unai Emery Advertisement The Gunners want to strike a deal with Inter for Ivan Perisic (Picture: Getty)Under Emery, the Gunners enjoyed a productive start to the season. But results have fallen away over the last month, with Arsenal losing three of their last six games in all competitions.Asked whether he backs the current squad to turn things around, Emery said: ‘I trust in every player, I trust in our squad. Our focus if very clear – the Premier League.‘It is the first focus and we are also going to play the Europa League with a big motivation because it is one title and one way to the Champions Leauge.‘First competition for us now is the Premier League and tomorrow is a very important match against Cardiff.’More: FootballBruno Fernandes responds to Man Utd bust-up rumours with Ole Gunnar SolskjaerNew Manchester United signing Facundo Pellistri responds to Edinson Cavani praiseArsenal flop Denis Suarez delivers verdict on Thomas Partey and Lucas Torreira moves Skip 1/1 About Connatix V67539 Read More / Full Screen Rio Ferdinand tells Ole Gunnar Solskjaer to drop struggling Skip Ad Comment Advertisement Who are Arsenal’s transfer targets?To view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:59FullscreenWho are Arsenal’s transfer targets?https://metro.co.uk/video/who-arsenals-transfer-targets-1833622/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Arsenal have suffered a defensive injury crisis in recent weeks with Hector Bellerin ruled out for the rest of the season and Sokratis now out for a month.But Emery has backed other players in the squad to help Arsenal cope with their absence.‘We have enough players like a centre back in the squad,’ he added. ‘We are having a lot of injuries in this position but we have enough players.‘If we can bring another player and all of the players want to play, we will have a problem in the future.’ Unai Emery previews Arsenal v CardiffTo view this video please enable JavaScript, and consider upgrading to a web browser that supports HTML5 video Play VideoLoaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 13:37FullscreenUnai Emery previews Arsenal v Cardiffhttps://metro.co.uk/video/unai-emery-previews-arsenal-v-cardiff-1850798/This is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. 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Joint EU/CARIFORUM strategy near completion

first_imgLocalNews Joint EU/CARIFORUM strategy near completion by: – May 11, 2012 Representatives of EU/CARIFORUM member states at Friday’s meeting.A joint European/CARIFORUM strategy which is currently being devised to provide guidelines for member states is said to be near completion.That’s according to the Managing Director for the Americas European External Action Service (EEAS) European Union, Christian Leffler.Officials of the Caribbean Forum of African Caribbean Pacific States (CARIFORUM) and the European Union (EU) are meeting in Dominica to dialogue on several challenges facing member states.In December, 2007, the CARIFORUM and the EU completed a comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) which signaled the start of a new trade relationship between the two blocs. Managing Director for the Americas European External Action Service (EEAS) European Union, Christian LefflerLeffler, who addressed the opening ceremony of the meeting on Friday, noted the EU’s relationship and commitment to the Caribbean.“We share a commitment to democracy, to the rule of law and the respect of universal human rights and it is these values that underpin our relationship. We also share a commitment to promoting economic and social development for the benefit of all our citizens”.The EU strategy he said will provide a “useful framework and platform” which will assist in strengthening the relationship which exists between the EU and CARIFORUM member states. “It gives us some guiding principles and gives us the impulses to cooperation, to open up new areas, new chapters and to deepen the exchanges in the areas where we are already working together”.He is hopeful that the strategy will be “simultaneously adopted” in Europe and the Caribbean.Meanwhile, Deputy Secretary-General of CARICOM and CARIFORUM Ambassador Lolita Applewhaite thanked the European Union for their continued support despite the “sovereign debt crisis” which has been affecting its member states.“The fact that the EU can continue to be our most important development assistance partner is testimony to the strength of our relationship,” she noted. Ambassador Applewhaite further explained that CARIFORUM member states are also being challenged by the global financial and economic crisis; “Our fragile vulnerable and less resilient economies are still struggling with the effect of this crisis” highlighting the significance of the meeting “to dialogue with our European partners”.Among the matters on the “extensive” agenda for discussion are “the framework of political relations, EU and Caribbean Latin American relations, dialogue on new proposal on EU development policy, regional and global challenges including security and climate change”.She expressed confidence however that the meeting will be a success as long as members maintain “that mutual respect, trust, understanding and empathy which has always characterized our long standing relationship”.Dominica Vibes News Tweet Share Sharecenter_img Share 180 Views   no discussions Sharing is caring!last_img read more

Winebarger ties Wild West Shootout record with fourth win of season

first_imgChadwick, Justin Duty, Grey Ferrando and Matt Jenner made up the rest of the final five.  Feature results – 1. Collen Winebarger; 2. Kellen Chadwick; 3. Justin Duty; 4. Grey Ferrando; 5. Matt Jenner; 6. John Campos; 7. Aaron Sheelar; 8. Brad Martin; 9. Bricen James; 10. Jesse William­son; 11. Jeffrey Hudson; 12. Jake Pike; 13. Carl Berendsen; 14. Travis Peery; 15. Jimmy Lipke; 16. Dustin Cady; 17. Matthew Drager; 18. Jeremy Shank; 19. Mike Sweere; 20. Danny Lauer; 21. Curtis Towns. Winebarger’s fourth series win of 2019 came at Willamette Speedway and matched the record set by Brian Poppa (2011) and first equaled by Kellen Chadwick (2016).  Lebanon saw the biggest car count of the week with 48 drivers assembled in the pits representing five states and British Columbia. Winebarger’s  win was also his Wild West Modified Tour career seventh, second on the all-time list. Williamson’s 12 victories lead the way in that department.center_img By Ben Deatherage  Pole starter Winebarger stayed out front and out of trouble from the get-go Friday despite five stoppages. He was pressured late by Jesse Williamson, who bicycled hard in the first set of turns and eventually Jesse pulled off the track. LEBANON, Ore. (June 28) – Collen Winebarger put his name in the Wild West IMCA Modified Shootout record book Friday night.last_img read more

Cricket News 5th Ashes Test: England Beat Australia By 135 Runs To Level Series 2-2

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England beat Australia by 135 runs in the fifth and final Test of this year’s Ashes on Sunday, ensuring the first drawn series since 1972. Australia had already retained the urn after their win in the fourth Test at Old Trafford gave them a 2-1 lead. England’s win at the Oval denied the tourists an overall series win, as the hosts avoided a first home Ashes defeat since 2001.Earlier, England added 16 runs to their overnight tally, with Jofra Archer and Jack Leach the last men out. Stuart Broad then pounded in, roared on by a packed crowd, who raised the roof when he demolished Marcus Harris’s off-stump in the fifth over of the Australian innings. In his following over, Broad ended David Warner’s miserable series, with the opener edging him to Rory Burns in the slips and departing for 11.Warner, who returned to international cricket in June after a 12-month ban for ball-tampering, had a good World Cup but has endured a torrid time in the Ashes.But not Steve Smith, who scored an astonishing 774 runs in just seven innings. He was dismissed for just 23. While the former captain was at the crease, Australia retained a faint hope of chasing down a daunting target of 399 to seal their first Ashes series win in England since 2001.But when Ben Stokes dived to his left at leg slip to catch Smith off paceman Stuart Broad, England knew they had removed the last serious obstacle in their victory charge.At tea, Australia, who have already retained the Ashes, were 167-5.Smith, who scored an astonishing 774 runs in just seven innings, was out for a score of less than fifty for the first time in the series. The Oval crowd gave him a standing ovation as he walked back to the dressing room in the September sunshine, with Australia in deep trouble at 85-4 in the post-lunch session.All-rounder Mitchell Marsh was caught in the slips by Burns off a Chris Woakes delivery but was reprieved when replays showed it was a no-ball. But he was out for 24 after prodding the ball into the hands of Jos Buttler at short leg off the bowling of Root.England, who became world champions in the one-day game for the first time in July, were desperate to end a long summer by levelling the five-match series at 2-2.Australia were seeking their first Test series win in England for 18 years but only once before have they scored 399-plus runs in the fourth innings to win a Test match, against England at Headingley in 1948.The tourists won the first Test at Edgbaston and the fourth at Old Trafford while Ben Stokes inspired England to victory in the third Test at Headingley. The second match, at Lord’s, was drawn. last_img read more

Jaguars Franchise League bowls off today

first_imgTHE second edition of the Guyana Cricket Board (GCB) Jaguars Franchise League three-day tournament is set to bowl off today with four matches playing simultaneously countrywide.In those matches, powerhouse Georgetown will face East Bank at Lusignan Community Centre ground, East Coast will tackle West Demerara at Wales Community Centre ground, West Berbice versus Upper Corentyne at Bush Lot and Lower Corentyne will clash with Essequibo at Albion ground. All matches are expected to start at 09:30hrs.The Jaguars three-day League replaces the Senior Inter-County tournament and features over 100 of our local cricketers.Meanwhile, in an invited comment, head coach of the Georgetown team, Colin Stuart, is of the view that while the League is of tremendous benefit to the game locally, it also provides opportunities where more players will be exposed to a professional set-up.The 43-year-old added, “From this League we will be able to produce more players who are not contracted players.”Stuart, who played six Tests and five ODI’s for the West Indies, pointed out that the League will also create competitiveness among the players.The League will be streamlined to feed into the Cricket West Indies Professional Cricket League Four-day competition and the Regional Super50.last_img read more

 Ogenyi Onazi: Looking Good to Soar with Birmingham

first_img“To be clear, we never asked for any financial improvement or whatsoever. We settled the differences with additional guarantees with regards to payment. It’s an avoidable and unnecessary problem but both parties have come out with a mutual understanding now,” Makinwa told BBC Sport.Onazi even resumed pre-season training with the Turkish club before the Birmingham deal.“We have an agreement with the club which strictly states that the player has a right to terminate his contract if the club failed to pay him for two months or more,” he said.Revealing why he opted to join the English Championship club, the Super Eagles midfielder, said it was because the club’s manager, Harry Redknapp had long wanted to sign him, adding that his experience would help the club return to the English top-flight league.“Redknapp first wanted to sign me when he was in charge of Tottenham Hotspur, but for some reasons he couldn’t. He has called me to say he wants big, experienced players to help his team gain promotion to the Premier League. For me, this is an opportunity for me to get into the system. I believe that within a year, we will be playing in the Premier League,” the Benue-born player said.The veteran English manager had earlier confirmed that talks were underway for the Super Eagles vice-captain.In a chat with THISDAY, former Nigeria midfielder, Friday Ekpo said he did not see Onazi’s move to Birmingham as a plunge in his football career.“Looking at it critically, it’s not a bad move after all. He is going to play under a coach that believes in him and had even wanted him before this time.“Moreover, Harry Redknapp has the track record of reviving team; it is not surprising therefore that Onazi had challenged himself to help return the club back to top flight,” Ekpo said.Continuing, the former international said,  Onazi had been unfortunate to have played in clubs where they owe him salaries, which sometimes unsettles him. He is now going to play in a system that is well organised. With many of his international colleagues playing in England, this will go a long way in helping him to settle down fast.”Onazi’s performance in Turkey had earlier caught the eye of La liga side, Sevilla. According to AOIFootball.com, Sevilla’s new coach, Manuel Eduardo Berizzo who took over from former manager Jorge Sampaoli wants to bolster his squad ahead of the new season and fancies the midfielder’s playing style.“The fact that a side like Sevilla still admires Onazi only goes to show that his game has not nosedived in anyway. He had only gone to play in a club where he is going to be playing regularly, which is not only good for him but for the national team,” Ekpo noted.Onazi began playing football in the streets of Jos in 1998, from where his football skills drew a lot of attention and afforded him the opportunity to play in some academies in the city.His footballing abilities came to prominence when he moved to Lagos to play for My People FC.Onazi joined Lazio in 2011 and was first promoted to the Lazio first team during the following season after appearing at youth level. In the following 2012–2013 season, Onazi was granted more playing time featuring in the defensive midfielder role.He scored his first Serie A goal in a 3–1 win over Inter and his second in a 4–2 defeat to Napoli.In 2016 he was transferred to Trabzonspor for €3.5 million.On the international seen, Onazi represented Nigeria at the FIFA U-17 World Cup, where Nigeria was runners-up.However, he was overlooked for selection at the 2011 FIFA U-20 World Cup two years later, despite participating in the training camps in Portugal and Panama.He made his debut for the senior team in an AFCON qualification match against Liberia and his first goal came in his second international match, a 3–1 friendly win over Venezuela in Florida.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram After an initial denial that he was dumping his Turkish club,Trabzonspor, Ogenyi Onazi was on Wednesday unveiled by English Championship side, Birmingham City, as its latest acquisition. Chronicling his career from Lazio, Kunle Adewale writes about the potential of the move to rejuvenate his careerMany would argue that the state of Nigeria’s national team is a reflection of the quality of players the country has at its disposal. While most of them are playing in lowly rated clubs, the few that play in top clubs could not boast of regular shirts except for about two or three players.Ogenyi Onazi is one of such Super Eagles players struggling in the lowly Turkey league, but things are now looking good for him. After an initial denial and with news emanating that Onazi had changed his mind about leaving Turkish club, Trabzonspor, over unpaid wages and that he had received further assurance from the club about his salary, English Championship side, Birmingham, suddenly announced him as its newest player on Wednesday.His agent and former Nigeria international, Ayodele Makinwa, said the issue with Trabzonspor was settled amicably.last_img read more

IHOC : Darkangelo provides boost to SU’s special teams unit in freshman season

first_imgShiann Darkangelo knew she wanted to continue playing hockey in college. So after meeting Syracuse head coach Paul Flanagan at the conclusion of a tournament last year, she was intrigued by the possibility of playing for the Orange.After visiting the campus, she quickly decided Syracuse was the right fit.‘The hockey is better on the East Coast, and I really liked the coaching staff and new facilities,’ said Darkangelo, who is from Michigan. ‘I thought it was a good choice.’Twelve games into her freshman season, Darkangelo has found her place in the Syracuse lineup. She has quickly picked up Flanagan’s system, becoming a fixture on both the power play and penalty kill units. The 5-foot-9 forward brings an aggressive attitude to the Orange offense, leading the team with 40 shots this season. Her teammates describe Darkangelo as an unselfish player who always looks to make the next pass on offense and is willing to sacrifice her body on defense.Darkangelo developed that versatile skill set while she starred on Detroit’s Little Caesar’s U-19 Team and participated in the Under-18 Ice Hockey World Championships.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFlanagan had been watching Darkangelo play for a few years, but he said he hadn’t made a connection with her. Then, Flanagan received a phone call from a friend whose daughter played with Darkangelo on Detroit’s Little Caesar’s. That connection led to Flanagan’s meeting with her after the tournament last season.They set up the campus visit, and her family came to Syracuse with her. The head coach landed Darkangelo, a player who had impressed over the years on the recruiting trail.‘She played on a high-profile team with Little Caesar’s, and it’s a team that you see play in a lot of different competitions,’ Flanagan said. ‘Her size, her skating skill, her puck skills, certainly attracted us.’That talent has earned her valuable minutes on the ice in her first season. She has recorded four assists so far, but she is still searching for her first career goal despite leading the team in shots.Rather than getting caught up in scoring, though, Darkangelo focuses on the small things, such as blocking shots to help get her game going. Flanagan said that she has been a little unlucky on her scoring attempts, but once she gets the first one, the rest will start to pour in. Darkangelo works hard at being a student of the game in an effort to become a better two-way forward. Behind the scenes, she puts in a lot of time watching game tape because she wants to improve as a player.‘After our 10 a.m. practice the other day, she came in and did video with my assistant coach for over an hour,’ Flanagan said.  ‘She just wants to learn.’That preparation is apparent in Darkangelo’s contributions to the penalty kill and power-play units on a team that has struggled in those areas. She takes pride in her play on defense, constantly practicing blocking shots.In playing the top of the box on the penalty kill, Darkangelo is responsible for blocking shots from the point and getting her stick in the passing lanes to protect the middle of the box. Against McGill on Nov. 4, her head was constantly on a swivel, as she twice broke up passes from the wing intended for the defender.The forward believes her work ethic and active play will only make her a better player as the season goes on.‘I know if I just keep working hard, everything else will come with it,’ Darkangelo said.That attitude has earned her respect from her teammates both on the ice and in the locker room. Caitlin Roach, a sophomore defender, used to play travel hockey against Darkangelo in Michigan. After previously being rivals, Roach knew all about her talent and understanding of the game.‘She brings a lot of strength and power on the ice against other players,’ Roach said. ‘She can see the ice well and move the puck to everybody.’Moving forward, Darkangelo is keeping the same unselfish attitude. If she keeps working hard, good things will come for her and the Orange.Said Darkangelo: ‘If I get better, I will help the team get better.’bwrubin@syr.edu Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on November 14, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Bryan: bwrubin@syr.edulast_img read more

Beat writers predict 10th-seeded Syracuse to cruise past 15th-seeded Middle Tennessee State

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 19, 2016 at 12:52 pm Syracuse (20-13, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) will play Middle Tennessee State (25-9, 13-5 Conference USA) after the Blue Raiders upset second-seeded Michigan State, 90-81. The Orange will get to face the NCAA Tournament’s darling in the Round of 32 for a chance to move on to the Sweet 16.Check out how our beat writers think the game will unfold.Sam Blum (20-13)Syracuse 85, MTSU 68Not all slippers fitMTSU’s win over Michigan State wasn’t a fluke. This team can definitely play. But it certainly isn’t a better team than MSU, nor is it a better team that Syracuse. The Blue Raiders make this fun for a while, capture the nation’s love in the first half. But then the talents like Michael Gbinije, Malachi Richardson and Tyler Roberson take this one over late. Somehow, someway, this Syracuse Orange team is going to the Sweet 16. Who’d have thunk it?Jesse Dougherty (21-12)Syracuse 67, Middle Tennessee State 54You got zonedAdvertisementThis is placeholder textLet’s face it: As hard as it is for a No. 15 seed to beat a No. 2 seed, it may be nearly as hard to turn around two days later and pull off another big upset. That’s what the Blue Raiders of Middle Tennessee State will be tasked with against the Orange on Sunday, and while MTSU can stroke 3s it hasn’t seen anything quite like Syracuse’s 2-3 zone. SU clamps down on the Blue Raiders perimeter options and Gbinije and Malachi are each a matchup problem that MTSU can’t handle en route to a more-than-admirable Round of 32 exit.Matt Schneidman (24-9)Syracuse 78, Middle Tennessee St. 60Clock strikes midnightThe Blue Raiders pulled off arguably the biggest upset in NCAA Tournament history when they plastered 90 points on perennial national contender Michigan State. But only once in NCAA Tournament history has a No. 15 seed advanced to the Sweet Sixteen. Don’t expect it to happen twice. Syracuse is coming off a rout of Dayton in which its two fifth-year seniors weren’t at their best, but Richardson and Roberson carried the team. MTSU shoots the lights out from 3-point range, but the Orange simply has too much talent compared to the potential Cinderella from Murfreesboro, Tennessee and Jim Boeheim and company advance to Chicago with relative ease. Commentscenter_img Related Stories Syracuse-Middle Tennessee State game time set for 6:10 p.m. on Sunday10 fun facts about Middle Tennessee StateSyracuse basketball opponent preview: What to know about Middle Tennessee StateNo. 15 seed Middle Tennessee State shocks No. 2 seed Michigan State, will face Syracuse on SundayNCAA Tournament notebook: You never know what’s coming nextlast_img read more

FAI Junior Cup draw

first_imgPeake Villa will face Crumlin United in the 7th Round of the FAI Junior Cup.The Thurles club will have home advantage for their clash with the Dublin side, who beat Thurles Town in the previous round of the competition.Carrick United, who play in the Waterford and District League, have been drawn away to Limerick outfit Regional United. The last 16 ties will be played on the 3rd, 4th or 5th of February.last_img

Hamlin holds off JGR teammate Truex for 1st Dover victory

first_img WATCH US LIVE Written By Denny Hamlin zipped past teammate Martin Truex Jr. with less than 10 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Dover International Speedway.Hamlin matched Kevin Harvick for the season victory lead with six, matching his total from last season and closing within two of his career high set in 2010.Hamlin chased down Truex, his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate, and held on in the first of two Cup races this weekend at Dover.“I’ve been running down the leaders the last few weeks, I just haven’t been able to get there,” Hamlin said.Hamlin won for the first time at Dover in 29 career races. He was told by crew chief Chris Gabehart to save the No. 11 Toyota from a burnout because the car is needed again Sunday.“I love the track, I just haven’t been very good here,” Hamlin said.Hamlin has 43 career wins, which puts him behind Junior Johnson (50) for most Cup victories without a championship. Again, Hamlin has at least positioned himself to make the championship race in Phoenix.Truex snapped a streak of five straight third-place finishes and ended up second. It’s his sixth straight top-10 finish.“I thought the 11 was better than us all day long,” Truex said.Kyle Busch was third to make it a 1-2-3 racing for the Gibbs heavyweights. Harvick was fourth and Chase Elliott fifth.Jimmie Johnson finished seventh and inched his way into the 16th and final playoff spot with two races left before the field is set. William Byron lost 28 points on Johnson to fall out of the playoff grid.There is one more race at Dover and next week at Daytona to set the playoff field.Image credits: AP COMMENT LIVE TV First Published: 23rd August, 2020 06:59 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 23rd August, 2020 06:59 IST Hamlin Holds Off JGR Teammate Truex For 1st Dover Victory Denny Hamlin zipped past teammate Martin Truex Jr. with less than 10 laps to go and won the NASCAR Cup Series race Saturday at Dover International Speedwaylast_img read more