Lappartient says Armstrong not welcome at Flanders

ADELAIDE, Australia (VN) — New UCI president David Lappartient won’t be rolling out the red carpet for Lance Armstrong’s expected return to Flanders this spring.
Armstrong has been invited to a high-profile event scheduled on the same weekend as the Tour of Flanders in April, but Lappartient insists the banned-for-life Texan won’t be allowed to attend any official function associated with the Belgian monument.

Richie Porte wins on Willunga Hill again – but Daryl Impey leads Tour Down Under on countback

Richie Porte won the Tour Down Under's Queen stage on Willunga Hill for the fifth time in as many years, but Daryl Impey moved into the race's lead with just one stage remaining.16 January 2018
20th Tour Down Under
Stage 01 : Port Adelaide - Lyndoch
PORTE Richie (AUS) BMC
Photo : Yuzuru SUNADARichie Porte won the Tour Down Under's Queen stage on Willunga Hill for the fifth time in as many years, but Daryl Impey moved into the race's lead with just one stage remaining.

Kent State claims Grudge Match Trophy with win over Ohio

ATHENS, Ohio -- The Grudge Match Trophy changed hands Friday night as Kent State won six of the first seven matches in an 18-13 victory at Ohio. The Golden Flashes (11-6) earned their first Mid-American Conference win of the season and have now won their last three dual meets.

"We wrestled hard tonight and the guys that won looked good," Head Coach Jim Andrassy said. "We just need to keep improving."

Freshman Jake Ferri quieted the Convocation Center crowd with his first career MAC dual victory, a 7-4 decision over Trevor Giallombardo.

ODU downs Buffalo in MAC battle

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- The Old Dominion (6-5, 3-1 MAC) wrestling team defeated Buffalo (5-6, 2-2 MAC) in a conference battle on Friday night in Buffalo, N.Y. The Monarchs won seven out of 10 bouts.

The Monarch victory marked the first win over Buffalo since January 23, 2015.

"We wrestled a complete match tonight from all 10 weight classes. Buffalo competes at a very high pace so we had to be ready. We had four overtime matches and we won three of the four so that shows a lot of toughness," explained head coach Steve Martin.

Missouri clinches MAC regular season title with win over CMU

MOUNT PLEASANT, Mich. -- No. 3 Mizzou Wrestling (15-0, 6-0 MAC) continued its dominance in the Mid-American Conference Friday, defeating No. 17 Central Michigan (5-4, 2-1 MAC), 29-6, to claim the MAC regular season dual championship.

Mizzou has now won the dual title in three of the last four seasons, after winning it in 2015 and 2016. In six MAC duals this season, Mizzou has outscored its opposition, 217-31. Dating back to Jan. 25, 2014, Mizzou has won 34 of its last MAC 35 duals, outscoring its opposition, 1,039-304.

DUAL RECAP

Rutgers rolls past Hofstra

PISCATAWAY, N.J. -- No. 18 John Van Brill and Michael Van Brill both pinned their opponents as Rutgers wrestling (5-3, 1-2) cruised to a 37-9 victory over Hofstra (7-7, 2-2) Friday night in front of 3,139 fans at the RAC. The Scarlet Knights collected bonus points in seven of their 10 bouts against the Pride, with No. 2 Nick Suriano (125) and No. 12 Richie Lewis (165) each earning tech falls and No. 17 Scott DelVecchio (133), No. 13 Eleazar DeLuca (149) and No. 14 Nicholas Gravina (184) all working major decisions in the dual win.