Preview: Glasgow Rocks v Bristol Flyers

first_imgAll the key information on Sunday’s BBL opponents can be found below.GLASGOW ROCKSAfter coming up short in in the BBL Trophy final of 2014 and the BBL Cup final of 2015, the Glasgow Rocks are still looking for the last piece of the jigsaw. While there are a handful of returnees in the shape of towering Great Britain star Kieron Achara and his often underrated compatriot, Jonny Bunyan, Rocks have lots of fresh faces for 2015-16. Scotland’s only professional basketball club are also one the longest serving of the clubs in the BBL.HEAD COACHSterling Davis – After retiring from his playing career in the summer, Davis now focuses on coaching duties and moulding together a new-look side. Sterling had spells with a number of BBL clubs during his playing career, including Sheffield Sharks (2004–2006), London Towers (2003) and Brighton Bears (2001–2003). He scored a career-high 42 points on March 1st 2011 in a game against the Guildford Heat.ONE TO WATCHKieran Achara – The 6ft 10in forward made his debut for the Rocks in 2010 during an 80-76 win over the Sheffield Sharks. The GB international was part of the British national team, which took park in the London 2012 olympics, and Achara played a major role in the only victory of the tournament for the team against China.LAST TIME OUT Bristol Flyers failed to notch their second home win of the season, falling to the Glasgow Rocks 58-67 at the SGS WISE Arena – Click here to watch the highlights.OFFICIALSTaking charge of Sunday’s game will be Chris Dodds, Barry Fenwick and Neil Guthrie. DID YOU KNOWSince their inception, Glasgow Rocks have never played outside the UK’s premier basketball league.last_img read more

$1,000 IMCA Empire State Series feature during Fireworks Night at Outlaw Speedway

first_imgDUNDEE, N.Y. (June 27) – IMCA Modifieds race for $1,000 to win when the Empire State Series travels to Dundee this Friday to join the Fireworks Night event at Outlaw Speedway.The Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier pays a minimum of $100 to start and IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, Dirt Works Eastern Region, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded at the June 30 show.There is no entry fee and the feature will be 30 laps.Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m.Grandstand admission is $17 for adults, $15 for seniors and free for kids 12 and under. Pit passes are $35.As the name of the event would imply, a fireworks extravaganza follows the race program. The race night is sponsored by the Douglas B. Miles Agency, Inc.More information is available from promoter Tyler Siri at 607 228-7038 and at the track website, www.outlawspeedwayllc.com.last_img read more

Pep Guardiola confirms £15.4m summer signing will NOT play v West Ham

first_imgClaudio Bravo is not going to start for Manchester City this weekend, with Pep Guardiola confirming the goalkeeper is not yet ready to play.The Chile international completed a move from Barcelona to City this week for a fee reported to be roughly £15.4 million,  and was expected to be installed immediately as Guardiola’s new number one.But the Catalonian manager, who has so far preferred Willy Caballero to Joe Hart in the Premier League, does not think the 33-year-old is ready for action on Sunday.It is therefore likely Caballero will play, even though England international Hart returned for Wednesday’s Champions League play-off victory over Steaua Bucharest.Guardiola said of Bravo: “He’s fit but he’s not going to play this weekend.”Despite Bravo missing the chance of making his debut days after arriving at the Etihad, Guardiola is confident his new man will be a good player for the title competitors.The Spaniard said at a press conference: “He’s a goalkeeper with a lot of experience in Spain and with the [Chile] national team. His experience, to anticipate situations not in the box and in front of the box, being good in the build-up plays and quick under the posts – he is a good player for us.”Bravo’s arrival has thrown Hart’s future at the club into doubt. The 29-year-old could find himself third choice if he opts to stay at City beyond next week’s transfer deadline.Guardiola has said he can move if he wishes but Everton, the club most strongly linked with him, have said they have no interest. Sevilla’s reported enthusiasm has also cooled, leaving Hart – who could fear for his England place – with few apparent options.Guardiola said: “We want the best for him and of course the club is going to help him get the best solution for him. If the transfer window is closed and he is here, he has to stay here, he will be treated like another one. I will try to be fair with him.”Following Bravo’s signing, City have now spent close to £170million on new players this summer and Guardiola has ruled out any further additions.“No chance,” he said. “It’s enough. I’m so happy with the squad and the team.” 1 Claudio Bravo completed his transfer to Manchester City this week last_img read more