Power wins wild IndyCar race at Texas under caution

first_img1 dead in Cavite blast, fire World’s 50 Best Restaurants launches new drinking and dining guide Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken LATEST STORIES Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. WATCH: Firefighters rescue baby seal found in parking garage Dodgers honor their past at Old-Timers’ Game MOST READ The final caution came when Takuma Sato, driving the same car he won the Indianapolis 500 in two weeks ago and pushing for another, got his left side slightly into the grass on the front stretch, with five laps to go. That sent him spinning, and also took out Scott Dixon.It was the 31st career victory for Power, and his second this season.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutSimon Pagenaud was third, ahead of defending race champion Graham Rahal. Gabby Chaves finished fifth and Marco Andretti in sixth was the only other driver to finish all 248 laps at the 1 1/2-mile track. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next What ‘missteps’? Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Will Power (12), of Australia, speeds out of his stall after a pit stop past Mikhail Aleshin (7), of Russia, during an IndyCar auto race at Texas Motor Speedway. APFORT WORTH, Texas — Will Power won a wild IndyCar race under caution at the repaved and reconfigured Texas track with only eight of the 22-car field actually crossing the finish line Saturday (Sunday Manila time).Power finished ahead of Tony Kanaan, who other drivers blamed for an earlier nine-car crash that led to a nearly 31-minute red flag.ADVERTISEMENT View commentslast_img read more

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WWE Money in the Bank 2012: Cena grabs victory

first_imgThe last-minute inclusion of a fifth former WWE Champion into the Money in the Bank Ladder Match for a WWE Championship Contract was not enough to deter John Cena. He muscled his way back into the title picture with a monumental win on Sunday.According to report published on www.wwe.com, the Cenation leader bested not only former WWE Champions Chris Jericho, Kane and Big Show but also former champion The Miz, who was named a surprise entrant during the pay-per-view broadcast.Coming out mere hours before the matchs opening bell, The Miz, who has been been away from the ring so that he could star in the WWE Studios’ film “The Marine: Homefront”, pledged to make a “sudden impact”.However, in his way were standing four other former champions, including Cena, who vowed to regain the WWE Championship. He has won the title 10 times previously.Prior to grabbing the briefcase, Cena had to first contend with a formidable field of former champions. The fierce fight witnessed no shortage of highlights. From Jerichos sleeper hold applied high atop the ladder to a super-sized Attitude Adjustment for Show through the Spanish announce table were part of the grand battle.As per the websites, “The huge AA was not what ensured victory for Cena. In fact, the maneuver, which came within the first five minutes of the match, only served to set the tone for a barbaric brawl.”Cena, with impressive feat of strength, truly exhibited herculean power in his first Money in the Bank Ladder Match.advertisementIn the final moments, The Miz scaled the ladder, but met a similar fate. Then, with the drive of a champion, Cena rushed up the ladder and thwarted Shows briefcase grab.Holding the briefcase before his face, Cena used the steel case to block a third WMD from Show that dented the steel. While struggling to fight off Show and take the briefcase, Cena won the guaranteed championship contract in a most unorthodox way.last_img read more

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Curtly Ambrose questions timing of Phil Simmons’ sacking as West Indies coach

first_imgFormer West Indies fast bowler Curtly Ambrose has questioned the dismissal of Phil Simmons as head coach on the eve of the teams series against Pakistan in all formats.Ambrose, who was fired as bowling consultant under the advice of Simmons in May this year, has criticised the timing as poor, reports CMC.Simmons, a former West Indies all-rounder, was fired hours before the players boarded a flight for the United Arab Emirates to play Pakistan in three T20s, three One-Day Internationals and three Test matches.”The timing is wrong, to be quite blunt,” declared Ambrose on Saturday.”This happened when we went to Sri Lanka last year as well when Simmons made a statement about interference in team selection and, about two or three days before we left for Sri Lanka, they suspended him, which was wrong.”Simmons’ sacking has triggered angry responses from an increasing number of cricketers and officials who have condemned the decision.PLAYERS UNHAPPYThey include cricketers Kieron Pollard and Darren Sammy, the former T20 captain who was also sacked after leading the West Indies to two T20 World titles, as well as commentator Fazeer Mohammed, and Grenada’s Prime Minister Keith Mitchell.”If you weren’t happy with the things he said, why pull a coach off a tour two or three days before?” said Ambrose.”All they had to do was maybe send him some correspondence saying they were not happy and they would deal with it when he gets back and now this time around, it’s the same thing.”advertisementThe West Indies face Pakistan next Friday in their first T20. Ambrose believes the firing of Simmons by the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) represents a threat to team morale.”The morale of the team can’t be good because when you would have at least had a camp and then you learn one or two days before departure that your coach isn’t going to be around because he’s been fired, it must send the wrong message,” he said.WICB DEFENDS DECISIONThe WICB has said its decision to fire Simmons was based on public pronouncements of the coach as well as differences in culture and strategic approach.”If you look back at the last 10 or 12 years or so, we had quite a few coaches who came and went and the performances have been the same, so I am not so sure if the coaching or the coach is the problem,” said Ambrose.”We need to look at the players themselves and ask a few questions. Are these players good enough to compete with the top teams in the world?”The team is under the supervision of former West Indies fast bowler Joel Garner along with assistant coaches Henderson Springer and Roddy Estwick.last_img read more

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