Hong Leong Launches New MT-09 from RM 47,388–Ads– Hong Leong Yamaha Motor Sdn Bhd (HLYM) has officially made the 2018 Yamaha XMax 250 available now in the country. The 250cc sporty scooter first made its preview back in January when HLYM launched the updated 2018 Yamaha MT-09 streetfighter.HLYM delivered their promise when they said that the new 2018 Yamaha XMax 250 will be made available in March. As stated before, the new 250cc scooter will arrive at all Yamaha authorised dealers across the country by the end of the month.Powered by a 250cc, single-cylinder, SOHC engine with liquid-cooling, the Xmax comes with Yamaha’s Blue Core technology which is said to provide excellent power and torque outputs whilst conforming to the Euro4 emission standards.This translates to 22.5hp at 7,000rpm and 24.3Nm of maximum torque at 5,500rpm. Compared to the Yamaha YZF-R25, the XMax 250 has a lower power output but a higher torque figure which means it’ll take off from the traffic light faster than you can say “Look at that Yamaha XMax!”The XMax 250 is also the first motorcycle in its class which comes ready with a one-piece, compact and rigid forged crankshaft. This promises improved performance, efficiency as well as contributing to the bike’s overall light weight and low mechanical noise. Judging by the looks, the XMax definitely gets its DNA from its bigger and more powerful brother, the TMax.Other extra features include ABS, traction control, large underseat storage which can fit two full-face helmets, smart key system, all-round LED lights, full LCD instrument panel, 12V power outlet for charging, adjustable handlebars and windshields just to name a few.HLYM will be offering the 2018 Yamaha XMax 250 at a cool RM22,498.50 (basic price with GST). There are two colour options to choose from; Metallic White and Rusty Bronze. Well, what are you waiting for? Head over to the nearest Yamaha authorised dealer to know more! Hong Leong Yamaha Motor (HLYM) has officially introduced the 2018 Yamaha XMax 250 scooter.Sharing the DNA with the TMax, the XMax 250 is fitted with a 250cc single cylinder engine that produces 22.5hp and 24.3Nm torque.HLYM has priced the 2018 Yamaha XMax 250 at RM22,498.50 (basic price with GST).
Matt Loede Related TopicsCarlos SantanaIndiansMLBRoyals Matt Loede has been a part of the Cleveland Sports Media for over 21 years, with experience covering Major League Baseball, National Basketball Association, the National Football League and even high school and college events. He has been a part of the Cleveland Indians coverage since the opening of Jacobs/Progressive Field in 1994, and spent two and a half years covering the team for 92.3 The Fan, and covers them daily for Associated Press Radio. You can follow Matt on Twitter HERE. CLEVELAND – Carlos Santana’s huge homestand continued on Thursday night, as his 3-run homer off Royals relief pitcher Dillon Gee in the 6th inning broke a 2-2 tie and helped the Tribe to a 5-2 win to sweep Kansas City.The win puts the magic number down to four to win the American League Central, meaning they cannot win the division on Friday night at home, but if all things work out (they win two and the Tigers lose two), they could do it as early as Saturday night against Chicago.Santana crushed a Gee pitch into the night sky with two runners on to put the Indians up for good, and after five solid innings from pitcher Mike Clevinger, the bullpen again shut the Royals down to collect the teams’ 89th win of 2016.Clevinger, who was placed in the rotation due to injuries to both Carlos Carrasco and Danny Salazar, allowed two runs on four hits with two walks and four strikeouts.He didn’t collect the win, that went to Dan Otero, who is now 5-1 on the season. He came in and threw two solid innings, allowing just one hit with two strikeouts.Bryan Shaw pitched the 8th, and Cody Allen notched his 29th save of the season with a 1-2-3 ninth for the Indians. The Indians offense didn’t produce much, as Jason Kipnis’ two-run homer in the first inning off of Royals starter Jason Vargas was the only other two Indians runs on the night.It was enough though, as again the bullpen was able to do what they do best, which is shut down an opponent and not allow a run as the Indians cruised to the win.“On a night when it was kind of a frustrating night swinging the bats, besides Kip’s homerun and Carlos’, we didn’t do a whole lot,” Indians manager Terry Francona said. “But, it was enough.”Santana has been on fire this homestand, as through the first six games, he’s hit .458 with three homers and seven runs batted in. He’s also reached base safely in 22 straight games.As far as watching the Tigers results, they already won earlier in the day, and “Obviously, it’s in everyone’s mind,” Clevinger said. “Everyone knows it, but we’re just trying to stick to business as usual and sticking to the same grind everyday.”Friday the Indians start their final three games at home of the regular season, as they welcome in the Chicago White Sox. Trevor Bauer (11-8, 4.24) goes for the Indians against Miguel Gonzalez (4-7, 3.83) for the Sox at 7:10pm.
Share No. 7 UWF Upsets No. 2 Barry, 5-4 MIAMI SHORES, Fla. – In a South Region battle, the No. 7 University of West Florida men’s tennis team (10-2) upset No. 2-ranked Barry (12-2), 5-4, today in Miami Shores. West Florida’s win snaps a 10-match winning streak for Barry. In singles play, Argonaut Kevin Ducros defeated Marco Mokrzycki, who is the No. 8 singles player in the country.Barry needed tiebreakers to win two of the three doubles matches. At the No. 2 position, Marco Mokrzycki and Leo Vivas defeated the West Florida doubles tandem of Andrey Pozhidaev (Sochi, Russia) and Leandro Ferreira (Sao Paulo, Brazil), 9-8 (7-2). Ollie Lemaitre and Daniel Schmidt defeated Argonauts Mike Lue (Richmond Hill, Ontario) and Domenico Sano (Macaray, Venezuela), 9-8 (7-4) at the No. 3 line. UWF’s lone victory in doubles came at the No. 1 spot, where Bruno Savi (Santana do Livramento, Brazil) and Kevin Ducros (Aix-en-Provence, France) recorded an 8-5 victory over Francisco Sigaud and Romain Costamagna.Four of the singles matches went into three sets. West Florida tallied victories at four of the six singles positions. Ducros upset No. 8-ranked Mokrzycki in three sets, 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-4, at the No. 1 line. No. 10-ranked Savi recorded a straight set, 6-2, 6-2, victory over Fabian Groetsch at No. 2. Pozhidaev, who is currently ranked No. 19 nationally in singles, defeated Costamagna, 6-4, 3-6, 7-5, at No. 3. West Florida freshman Elio Latela (Sydney, Australia) also needed three sets, as he defeated Vivas, 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-4, at No. 5. Barry took victories at Nos. 4 and 6. At No. 4, Schimdt defeated Ferreira, 3-6, 6-4, 6-2. Ferreira is currently ranked No. 16 in singles nationally. Lemaitre defeated UWF senior Sean Gunnels (Mobile, Ala.), 6-2, 6-3, at No. 6.West Florida returns to the courts tomorrow as the Argos face No. 5 Lynn in Boca Raton. First serve is set for 1 p.m. eastern. Results and a recap of the match will be available on GoArgos.com. For information on all UWF Athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com. #ARGOS##7 West Florida 5, #2 Barry 43/19/12 at Miami Shores, Fla. (Buccaneer Tennis Center) Singles Competition1. Kevin Ducros (UWFM) def. #8 Marco Mokrzycki (BUM) 7-6 (7-4), 4-6, 6-42. #10 Bruno Savi (UWFM) def. Fabian Groetsch (BUM) 6-2, 6-23. #19 Andrey Pozhidaev (UWFM) def. Romain Costamagna (BUM) 6-4, 3-6, 7-54. Daniel Schmidt (BUM) def. #16 Leandro Ferreira (UWFM) 3-6, 6-4, 6-25. Elio Latela (UWFM) def. Leo Vivas (BUM) 6-2, 6-7 (1-7), 6-46. Ollie Lemaitre (BUM) def. Sean Gunnels (UWFM) 6-2, 6-3Doubles Competition1. Bruno Savi/Kevin Ducros (UWFM) def. Francisco Sigaud/Romain Costamagna (BUM) 8-52. Marco Mokrzycki/Leo Vivas (BUM) def. Andrey Pozhidaev/Leandro Ferreira (UWFM) 9-8 (7-2)3. Ollie Lemaitre/Daniel Schmidt (BUM) def. Mike Lue/Domenico Sano (UWFM) 9-8 (7-4)Match NotesWest Florida 10-2; National ranking #7; Regional ranking #4Barry 12-2; National ranking #2; Regional ranking #2A-50– www.GoArgos.com –Print Friendly Version Kevin Ducros (Photo by John Blackie)
On Wednesday, the Cleveland Cavaliers gave the fans of the Wine and Gold a little surprise as they unveiled their powder blue and white Earned Edition jerseys. The jerseys will be available for public consumption beginning on December 19. Stylistically similar to the orange and lake blue City Edition uniforms that the Cavs released in November, Cleveland’s newest threads also have the “1 of 5 Greats” jock tag stitched into the seams of their jersey shorts that symbolizes the city’s proximity to Lake Erie, one of the five Great Lakes. The icon of the Great Lakes feature on the City Edition uniforms will be present as well.The Earned Edition uniforms will also have the championship patched, a Larry O’Brien trophy with the number one etched into the center, stitched into the back-center collar. This is the patch that represents the Cavs lone championship team (2016).In fact, the only difference is the colors. Where there was orange, there’s now white. Where there was a deep blue, there’s now an ice blue. The lettering, which was white in the City Edition uniforms, is now white.There are a number of teams with eye-popping designs for their City or Earned Edition uniforms but Cleveland has some of the league’s better jerseys, especially with the new jersey designs paying homage to older Cavs teams with their color scheme.While the orange and blue jerseys were a nod to the Brad Daugherty-led Cavs teams of the late 80s and early 90s, teams that consistently reached the playoffs though never reached the NBA Finals, the powder blue and white of the Cavs jerseys looks a lot like the powder blue jerseys worn during the Shawn Kemp years, a brief era in Cavs basketball that marked the transition period between their perennial playoff contender and their search for a new face of the franchise.The player that would eventually become LeBron James. Quenton S. Albertie Related TopicsCleveland Cavaliers
INDIAN, WELLS CALIFORNIA – Kurumi Nara, playing her first match since her maiden victory on the WTA Tour, advanced to the second round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday.Nara, who is ranked a career-high 47th following her Rio Open victory two weeks ago, defeated American Allie Kiick 6-4, 6-0, despite having to adjust after playing her last two events on clay. Kiick entered the tournament ranked 162nd in the world. IN FIVE EASY PIECES WITH TAKE 5 KEYWORDS Another day at the office: Kurumi Nara hits a return to Allie Kiick in the first round of the BNP Paribas Open on Wednesday in Indian Wells, California. Nara advanced with a 6-4, 6-0 triumph. | KYODO GET THE BEST OF THE JAPAN TIMES RELATED PHOTOS BNP Paribas Open, Kurumi Nara “I felt a little unfamiliar with the hard court and at times I was hurrying,” said Nara, who prior to her victory in Rio de Janeiro, had played in a Fed Cup fixture on clay in Buenos Aires.“But basically, I don’t change the way I play. Although I had a lot of issues I’ll need to deal with, I think I played a good match.”Nara’s second-round opponent will be seventh-ranked Romanian Simona Halep, who had a first-round bye.
REGGAE BOYZ defender Damion Lowe says the options are plenty for him following his amicable agreement to leave Norwegian club IK Start.The 27-year-old Lowe, who joined the club back in 2017 from United Soccer League side Tampa Bay Rowdies in the USA, announced via Instagram that he was leaving the Norwegian side for personal reasons and a cited a new challenge as his decision to move.“People may feel I left because of money, it’s not about money, it’s just a personal decision. My agent and I sat down and talked about it and we put all the variables and scenarios on the table. We then contacted the club and had dialogue and we both came to a formal and professional agreement to part ways,” said Lowe.In a statement on the club’s website, the organisation thanked Lowe for his three years of service and wished him good luck in his future endeavours. Lowe, who helped the club gain promotion to the Norwegian Professional League in the 2018/19 season, said he had been in isolated training with the club up to April 27 before the parties met to discuss his future. In no rush The lanky defender, who played 57 games and scored four goals since his arrival in Norway, says he is leaving the door wide open for his next move as a free agent.“There is a lot of interest and I have a lot of options. Almost immediately after I parted with IK Start, my phone started to ring but I am in no rush to make a decision. I am a free agent now, so I don’t have to rush. I might wait until the end of the month or mid-June to look at some offers.”According to the defender, who is the son of former national player Onandi Lowe, clubs from six countries have shown interest in landing his signature.“I have options everywhere, Greece, Israel, Turkey, England, Dubai and Russia even Norway itself, but Scandinavia is not where I am looking right now, I felt that I have done what I needed to do over there and I feel I am ready to take the next step of playing in the Champions League or even the Europa League.”Lowe was keen to mention that a couple of the big-name clubs in England are showing a lot of interest. However, he was quick to point out that his next move will be based on what’s best for him and his family.“Growing up, most Jamaicans want to play in England. However, I am a full-time pro now so at the end of the day, I have to look at the options that make sense and the move has to make sense. It’s not because it’s a big league. If someone is offering more somewhere else like stability and years on the contract, I have to look at all of that; because at the end of the day, I am getting older and I have to secure my future.”
The 19-year-old joined Bristol City Women last January from Reading Women FC, where she progressed through the Academy and Development Team making her first team debut in 2014.The defender was selected to be part of the U20 England training camp at Saint Georges Park this week before returning to the club to start preseason training ahead of the Spring Series. “After being involved in back to back promotions with Reading and ourselves, Ellie fully deserves a crack at WSL1,” said head coach Kirk.”She is a player with fantastic athletic potential. She works hard every day at improving all aspects of her game and is enjoyable to coach. “She gives us good options across the backline and also did well playing further forward at times last year.”Now in WSL1, Bristol City Women will open their campaign against Reading at Ashton Gate on Saturday, April 22nd (KO 6pm) before taking on Arsenal, Chelsea and current league champions Man City at the Stoke Gifford Stadium.The Vixens will also come up against former teammates when they face Liverpool at home, with Sophie Ingle, Tash Harding and Caroline Weir now playing for the opposition.Tickets will be available for all games online via Tickets.Bristol-Sport.co.uk shortly with season cards also on sale in the next few weeks.Follow @BristolCityWFC on twitter to keep up-to-date on all the Bristol City Women action and news.
Numbers have been boosted by a surge in half-season card sales following a fantastic start to the 2017/18 campaign.Supporters who have signed up for the remainder of the season have also been rewarded with the opportunity to purchase their seat for the forthcoming Carabao Cup quarter-final tie with Manchester United next month.In addition, member sales have also enjoyed a huge lift on the back of City’s first quarter-final appearance since 1989.City chief executive officer Mark Ashton told bcfc.co.uk: “We’ve been delighted with attendances at Ashton Gate and the vocal backing Lee and the players have received.”It has played a huge part in our excellent results on home soil and, additionally, we know how important season card sales are for football clubs.”I want to place on record our thanks to the supporters who have signed up for a season card, either way back in the summer or now, via a half-season card.”We’re now seeing record season card numbers, ever-increasing membership sales and home attendances on the rise.”It certainly shows this club is going in the right direction and progressing as we all want it to.”However, there is still a long way to go this season, and everyone associated with this football club will continue to work tirelessly to keep the forward momentum going.”CROWDS ON THE UPCity’s average attendances in 2016/17 were the largest recorded in BS3 for 38 years following a 25% rise on the previous campaign.That 2016/17 average of 19,256 is actually being surpassed once again this season, with the average attendance, following the brilliant Severnside derby win over Cardiff City, currently at 19,941.Half-season cards remain on general sale, call 0117 963 0600 to buy or purchase online.
The night of trivia will take place at Ashton Gate’s Lansdown Restaurant on Wednesday February 19th at 7:30pm. All funds raised by the evening will be split between Children’s Hospice South West and City’s official charity, the Robins Foundation.In attendance on the evening and also competing for the chance to lift the coveted Robins Lotto quiz night trophy will be City players: Andreas Weimann, Jack Hunt, Tommy Rowe, Rene Gilmartin, Jamie Paterson, and Korey Smith as well as a number of players and staff from Bristol City Women’s team.The evening of trivia will include quiz rounds on: Geography, Live Music, Sport, Bristol City, and Guess the Goal, amongst a number of other rounds, challenges and competitions.A cash bar will be open throughout the evening to provide refreshments.Entry to this night of trivia is free of charge for Robins Lotto members and priced at a nominal fee of £5 per non-member. For more information about the range of exclusive perks offered by becoming a Robins Lotto member please click here.Quiz teams should be pre-formed and comprise of a maximum of six and a minimum of four people.This will be an evening not to be missed!Enter your team now!
Soccer When it comes to judging the best football goals of the season, it’s never hard to find people willing to argue with the decision — but this year’s winner has caused more controversy than most. Liverpool’s Mohamed Salah — who had an incredible season, took out the Puskas Award at FIFA’s The Best awards in London, but his win in the public vote was met with a storm of protest online. The star, known by Reds fans as “the Egyptian King”, missed out on the big gong of the night, coming third behind Luka Modric for the Best FIFA Men’s Player of 2018. His goal, scored at Anfield against Merseyside rivals Everton last December, saw Salah receive the ball on the right, before holding off one Everton defender, beating another and then curling a wicked shot around a third player into the far top corner past the despairing dive of keeper Jordan Pickford. The popular vote favoured Salah over nine other contenders, including Cristiano Ronaldo, Gareth Bale, and Australian midfielder Riley McGree. The 19-year-old McGree scored a spectacular volley for the Newcastle Jets against A-League rivals Melbourne City but missed out on the coveted prize. McGree — who was on loan from Club Brugge — scored a stupendous effort to equalise for his team in the A-League semi-finals, as the league’s fairy-tale team turned things around to progress with a 2-1 victory. The scorpion-kick goal — recently made famous by the likes of Olivier Giroud and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in the English Premier League — involves a player clipping the ball with an outstretched leg from behind their body, with the leg making the shape of a scorpion’s tail. Giroud won the Puskas Award last year for his finish for Arsenal against Crystal Palace in January, 2017. But McGree didn’t get as much love from voters. The Real Madrid duo of Ronaldo and Bale were strongly tipped for success ahead of the awards, but neither had the numbers to beat Salah. Ronaldo’s overhead kick against Juventus in the Champions League quarter-final was so perfectly executed, he received a standing ovation from opposition fans in Turin. The passage of play started with an attack from Real, as a fierce shot was parried by Juventus keeper Gianluigi Buffon. The ball came back in with a cross from the right, and Ronaldo — with his back to goal — launched himself skywards to steer the ball perfectly past an unmoving Buffon. In terms of importance, none could match Bale’s effort, which came in Real’s Champions League final against Liverpool. Bale came off the bench as a substitute, and with the score level at 1-1, the Welshman was on the end of a perfect cross, which he met with a stunning overhead kick that flew past Loris Karius into the top corner of the Liverpool net. The goal put Real Madrid on the way to their 13th Champions League title. Arguments swiftly broke out online over the merits of the winning goal, with most agreed that Salah was not the worthiest recipient. Some favoured Bale because of the context of his strike, others felt Ronaldo’s goal was deserving because of its pure timing. There was also plenty of support for McGree’s scorpion strike.