Brittany Force tops qualifying at NHRA Mile-High Nationals
Brittany Force took the No. 1 spot in the final Top Fuel qualifying session Saturday in the NHRA Mile-High Nationals at Bandimere Speedway. Force had a 3.758-second run at 325.61 mph at Thunder Mountain for her fourth No. 1 qualifier of the season and 36th overall. Matt Hagan topped the Funny Car field, Aaron Stanfield was fastest in Pro Stock and Matt Smith led in Pro Stock Motorcycle.news.yahoo.com
Cheniere and Shell oil tankers change course to avoid Suez Canal as ships divert routes
In this article BG.SPIPSARDSA-GBLNG26 March 2021, Egypt, Suez: A boy observes two tugboats taking part in the refloating operation carried out to free the "Ever Given". For Europe-bound ships coming from Asia, going around Africa instead of through the canal can add up to seven days to a ship's journey, he said. Both tankers changed course in the middle of the North Atlantic Ocean before diverting to go around the Cape. "The vast majority of U.S. crude exports avoid the Suez Canal, heading either to Europe or around the Cape of Good Hope to Asia instead," Smith explained. ClipperData shows the number of fully loaded fuel tankers waiting off Port Said as well as the US Gulf Coast.cnbc.com
Critics speak out on Tokyo Olympic costs, pandemic, fairness
(AP Photo/Stephen Wade)TOKYO – Three-time Olympic champion gymnast Kohei Uchimura wants the postponed Tokyo Olympics to happen next year. “Unfortunately, 80% of the Japanese don’t believe that the Tokyo Olympics can take place as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic,” Uchimura said after a one-day exhibition gymnastics meet last weekend. Organizers say they can hold the Games, vaccine or no vaccine. Incoming travel has been mostly halted, but it's sure to change for Olympic athletes and staff. Olympic finances say the Games must go on — particularly on television, which pays most of the bills.
The Latest: Tom Izzo tests positive for COVID-19
(AP Photo/Michael Woods)The Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Michigan State basketball coach Tom Izzo has tested positive for COVID-19. 20 Auburn and Mississippi State because of positive COVID-19 and quarantining within the Bulldogs’ program that the school says left the team below the minimum threshold of 53 available scholarship athletes. 5 Texas A&M paused in-person activities on Monday after a player and a staff member tested positive for COVID-19 after the team returned from its weekend trip to South Carolina. ___Arkansas football coach Sam Pittman has tested positive for COVID-19 and could miss the Razorbacks’ game at No. Pittman was tested Sunday as part of the team’s regular protocol and learned Monday that his test came back positive.
Americans returning home after quarantine and Tokyo dining enthralled Twitter
TOKYO (Reuters) - An American couple whose cruise ship quarantine and Tokyo dining became a Twitter phenomenon are finally on their way home. Smiths Twitter account was one of the best glimpses into life aboard the stricken cruise liner. When the couple were let off on Feb. 20, they sequestered themselves in a Tokyo hotel. The couple are returning home soon, though the exact date is private, Smith said, drawing a close to their surreal holiday. Weve enjoyed the hospitality of the Japanese and the facility that allowed us to stay here, Smith said.feeds.reuters.com