Wonder Boys picked third in GAC Eastern | Sports

For the first time since Mark Downey last patrolled the sidelines in Tucker Coliseum, the Arkansas Tech University men’s basketball team will play its conference schedule in a divisional format as the Great American Conference has temporarily-formed divisions for the 2020-21 season.

Competing this coming year in the GAC Eastern Division, the Wonder Boys have been picked to finish in a tie for third with Arkansas-Monticello according to the preseason poll announced by the league office on Tuesday.

Ahead of the Wonder Boys and Boll Weevils in the Eastern Division preseason poll are Southern Arkansas and Henderson State. SAU is picked to win the division and received four of the six first-place votes. HSU garnered the remaining two first-place votes.

Come early January, a new(ish) era of Wonder Boys basketball will get underway as Downey returns to the sidelines following a 10-year absence from his first stint in Russellville. That

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Rory Sutherland takes new role as elite road coordinator for Australian Cycling Team

Israel Start-Up Nation’s Rory Sutherland at the 2020 Vuelta a España – the Australian’s last race as a professional

The recently retired Rory Sutherland – who raced this season for Israel Start Up-Nation – will take on a new, part-time role as elite road coordinator for the Australian Cycling Team, AusCycling announced on Friday.

In September, the 38-year-old announced his decision to retire this year, and finished his career after completing the Vuelta a España in Madrid in early November.

“I am immensely proud to be joining the Australian Cycling Team as elite road coordinator,” Sutherland said of his new, Europe-based role in an AusCycling (formerly Cycling Australia) press release. “My new role will allow me to give back to the sport and program that showed me so much support over the past 20 years, and I look forward to working with everyone as Australia continues to reach new heights

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Cherie Pridham becomes first female directeur sportif in men’s WorldTour with Israel Start-Up Nation

Cherie Pridham

Cherie Pridham will become the first female sport director in the men’s WorldTour when she joins Israel Start-Up Nation next season.

A former pro herself with a 15-year career, Pridham established herself as a leading director and manager at the UK team Raleigh. She went on to become the owner of the team but her new role will see her direct some of the most successful male riders in the world, including Chris Froome, Michael Woods, and Dan Martin.

“I feel truly proud and privileged to be the first woman to serve as a sports director at the WorldTour level, joining one of the best teams in the world and being entrusted with great and legendary riders,” said Pridham.

“So, for me, I want to get it right because when I do, I know that it will inspire others to take the same journey and that really does

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Du Toit and Heyns lead Sani2c field home on day 1

The KAP Sani2c got off to an exciting start with unexpected cool weather and muddy conditions. It was a Stage One win for the DSV Pro Cycling pair Arno du Toit and Gert Heyns in 3hr 1min 7sec, while Aormakaba’s Amy McDougall and Robyn de Groot were first in the women’s race with 3:26:22.

PYGA Euro Steel’s Matthys Beukes and Phil Buys were over the line over four minutes behind team DSV in a time of 3:04:24. The 22-year-old Henry Liebenberg took the first solo rider category finishing with the PYGA Euro Steel duo (3:05:25). The third team in was Insect Science’s Brendan van Eeden and Keagan Bontekoning (3:09:45)

‘About 5km before the floating bridges at the first main climb of the day, we made it quite hard up there just testing everyone out, we thought they [Euro Steel] would be the main competition. From there on we could use

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3-star QB Drew Carter makes move with Colorado

Tigard (Ore.) quarterback Drew Carter announced for Colorado back in August.

And later this month, Carter will put his signature on an NLI with the Buffs.

“I plan to sign in December and I can’t wait,” said Carter.

But Carter also had bigger news with his decision to commit to Colorado and sign with them.

“I haven’t told anyone this yet besides Colorado and a few of my coaches but I will be enrolling early,” said Carter.  “So I will be enrolling at Colorado in January.”

That was a big decision that took a lot of discussion with his family.

Carter is one of the top dual-sport athletes in the country- he will also play basketball for Tad Boyle’s Buffs in addition to Karl Dorrell and the Colorado football team.

So his decision to graduate early and enroll early at Colorado will

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Moto2: Beaubier Happy With First Test, At Jerez – Roadracing World Magazine

Five-time MotoAmerica Superbike Champion Cameron Beaubier got to test his new American Racing Team Kalex Moto2 racebike for the first time last week at Jerez, and the 27-year-old California says he’s happy with everything about the test, his new bike, and his new American Racing Team.

“It was good to meet everybody, meet the team and get to know them, just to get my feet wet, just to know what to expect for next year and get a good first impression of the bike and all that,” Beaubier told Roadracingworld.com. “The first day on Thursday [November 26], I just went out for some half-wet/half-dry laps on rain tires just to kind of get a feel for the bike. Then Friday [November 27] it ended up being mostly dry, like dry with some wet patches here and there.”

Beaubier said he was surprised by the Triumph 765 Triple engine in his

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2021 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro Schedule Confirmed

Press Release | December 3, 2020

The 11th annual Tennessee Knockout (TKO) has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of August 13-15, 2021 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee.

2021 Red Bull Tennessee Knockout Extreme Enduro

This is a press release from Tennessee Knockout…

Sequatchie, TN (December 3, 2020) – The 11th annual Tennessee Knockout (TKO) has been confirmed to take place on the weekend of August 13-15, 2021 at the Trials Training Center in Sequatchie, Tennessee. The event is expected to be part of the WESS Enduro World Championship as was initially planned for 2020 prior to the Coronavirus pandemic forcing the series to take a year sabbatical.

The racing format will be like past years with a Prologue on Friday to set amateur-racer starting positions followed by two rounds of amateur racing on Saturday and a four-round Sunday competition. The event will also continue to serve as the AMA Grand Championship

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Aru’s new team, Circus-Wanty Gobert’s new name: Daily News Digest

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Hello again, CyclingTips readers,

For a Thursday in December, it was a surprisingly busy day in cycling headlines.

Fabio Aru has a new team, the team currently known as Circus-Wanty Gobert is getting a new name, and Rod Ellingworth is leaving Bahrain-McLaren, to list just a few of the day’s stories.

Read on for more of the latest from the world of cycling.

Dane Cash,
News Editor

What’s News

| Aru will ride for Qhubeka-Assos in 2021

The NTT team that will become Qhubeka-Assos next season announced on Thursday that it had signed former Vuelta a España winner Fabio Aru. The 30-year-old Italian will join the South African WorldTour squad after three seasons with UAE-Team Emirates, following several years with Astana, where he turned pro and enjoyed his biggest career successes.

“I am excited to have Fabio

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Marc Marquez faces six-month layoff after third surgery on arm

Six-time MotoGP world champion Marc Marquez has undergone a third operation on his right arm in Madrid and likely faces a six-month recovery period.

a man standing in a room: Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda

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Marc Marquez, Repsol Honda

The Honda rider broken his right arm in a heavy crash during the season-opening Spanish Grand Prix at Jerez on 19 July.

Marquez had an operation immediately afterwards to have metalwork inserted to fix the bone and attempted a comeback just days later at Jerez for the Andalusian GP. But he had to abort this, with the energy exerted on his arm ultimately leading to the metal plate breaking and requiring a second operation.

With recovery from this being slower than expected, Marquez never raced again in 2020, with Honda test rider Stefan Bradl deputising in his absence.

Reports in the Spanish press last month suggested Marquez would need a third operation owing to the healing process taking longer

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Rod Ellingworth is leaving Bahrain-McLaren

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Rod Ellingworth, who joined Bahrain-McLaren as team principal last season after several years with the Sky/Ineos organization, is leaving the Bahrain team.

Bahrain-McLaren announced the news in a press release on Thursday.

“The time has come for me to move on,” Ellingworth said in a statement.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed the chance to lead this team. There has been some fantastic momentum, and I feel I leave the team in a strong position. We’ve worked well together in this global pandemic to keep racing and have achieved some fantastic results.”

In its press release, the team said that “Rod’s passion is rider development, so he has decided to move on and focus on new projects close to his heart.”

Ellingworth’s tenure with the squad will thus end only 14 months after he came aboard following several successful years

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