THE Rose Hall Town Bakewell cricket team last Sunday captured the Berbice Cricket Board/New Building Society (BCB/NBS) Second Division 40-Over title when they easily defeated D’Edward Cricket Club by 71 runs at the Albion Community Centre ground.Rose Hall Town Bakewell were inspired by brilliant all-round performances from skipper Kevin Sinclair and Junior Sinclair, both Guyana junior national players as they lifted their sixth Berbice Second Division Championship.The final was played in front of a noisy fair-size crowd in brilliant sunshine. D’Edward won the toss and, to the surprise of Rose Hall Town Bakewell, elected to field.The Sinclair cousins started slowly but later blossomed to put on 131 for the first wicket in 26 overs, before Junior Sinclair was caught off the bowling of H. Lalsa for 43 from 71 balls.Kevin continued to play in his attacking style, and together with Surendra Kissoonlall, took the score to 190 for 1 in the 36th over.Kissoonlall scored 25 effortless runs in the 59-run partnership before he was dismissed while Sinclair fell shortly after for a brilliant 119 from 112 balls. His innings included 11 sweetly-timed boundaries.Rose Hall Town Bakewell ended on 211 for 8 from their allotted 40 overs as the rest of the batsmen tried to score quickly in the final four overs. Bowling for D’Edward, Keith Fraser took 2 for 23; Romesh Boodram, 2 for 20 and Eon Abel, 2 for 17.Skipper Kevin Sinclair collects the winning trophy.Needing to score 212 to win their third title at this level, D’Edward started like a house on fire as they raced to 33 without loss in the fourth over, before Lakeraj Sookhra was run-out by a direct hit by Kevlon Anderson for 22.Heeralall Bridgelall was also run-out for a duck at 48 for 2 before Romesh Boodram was caught off left-arm spinner Keith Simpson for one.Opener Altaf Khan and Deandranauth Persaud then added 50 crucial runs for the fourth wicket before the partnership was broken by Junior Sinclair at 112 for 4 in the 26th over.With D’Edward needing to score about seven runs per over, the pressure proved too much for the other batsmen. Persaud eventually fell for 39, but Devendra Lalsa (0), Jaipaul Heeralall (6), Eon Abel (2), Keith Fraser (3) and H. Lalsa (1) all fell cheaply as D’Edward folded for 141 all out in 34 overs.Junior Sinclair (4-30), Kevin Sinclair (2-28), Keith Simpson (1-15) and Jonathan Rampersaud (1-13) all bowled well for the champions.BCB president Hilbert Foster hailed the completion of the 90-team tournament in just eight months as a remarkable achievement, and stated that it was the shortest time in which the tournament was completed in the 12-year history of NBS-sponsored cricket in the Ancient County.Foster also hailed the continued support of NBS, and noted the contributions of Dr Nanda Gopaul, Anil Beharry and Rana Persaud. He also disclosed that BCB was expecting to host over 30 finals in 2019.NBS Berbice Manager Rana Persaud noted that the financial institution was pleased to be associated with Berbice cricket and with the level that was played during the tournament.A pleased Persaud also congratulated the cricket board on its outstanding organising of Guyana’s largest cricket tournament and announced that NBS would continue its support in the future.Kevin Sinclair was named Man-of-the-Final and received $10 000 and a trophy. The champions and runners-up received $100 000 and $50 000 respectively along with trophies.
Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on March 6, 2020 at 4:31 pm Contact David: firstname.lastname@example.org GREENSBORO, N.C. — No. 8-seed Syracuse (16-15, 9-9 Atlantic Coast) fell to No. 1-seed Louisville (28-3, 16-2), 71-46, in the ACC tournament quarterfinals on Friday afternoon at the Greensboro Coliseum. The loss erases the Orange’s hopes at an NCAA tournament bid, ending a seven-year streak in which head coach Quentin Hillsman has led SU to the big dance. Lockdown LouisvilleThe biggest factor in Syracuse’s blowout loss was Louisville’s stifling defense. The Cardinals held the Orange to 5-for-29 shooting (1-for-10 3PM) and just 13 points in the first half, SU’s lowest-scoring half since 2012 — as far as the team’s site game-by-game records go. Louisville was particularly effective in limiting Syracuse perimeter players Kiara Lewis, Gabrielle Cooper and Digna Strautmane. The trio combined to shoot 10-for-43 (23.2%).The Cardinals didn’t dominate by cutting off passing lanes or blocking shots. Rather, it was tenacious defense and communication that created so many problems for Syracuse. They didn’t allow Lewis to drive and kick at all, and when she did, she was closed down immediately. Whenever a screen was set for Lewis, Lousiville’s defenders switched, often pitting the Cardinals’ forwards on the 5-foot-6 SU guard. Lewis was rarely able to get into the paint, the area of the court she has been so effective this season.The class of the ACCAdvertisementThis is placeholder textNot only did Louisville prove its prominence as the top seed of the ACC tournament, but ACC player of the year Dana Evans finally shined against the Orange. In two games against SU during the regular season, Evans averaged 11 points and shot a combined 7-for-34, well below her season average of 17.9 points per game.On Friday, Evans orchestrated Lousiville’s offense and torched SU from deep. The junior dropped 24 points on 8-for-17 shooting. Her two 3-pointers in the opening three minutes of the second half further buried Syracuse and its comeback hopes. Whenever SU employed its full-court press, Evans was poised with the ball, either sending pinpoint cross-court passes or dashing past players to get into the frontcourt. The Orange forced her into five turnovers in the Feb. 9 meeting, something she did just twice on Friday.It wasn’t just Evans that showed up. Jazmine Jones, Bionca Dunham and Kylee Shook combined for 30 points and 4-for-7 shooting from behind the arc. Jones added 10 rebounds and four assists while the 6-foot-4 Shook blocked three shots.A new lookIn the final minutes of the third quarter, Hillsman inserted a never-before-seen small lineup into the game. First, it was Lewis, Cooper, Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi, Elemy Colomé and Taleah Washington, a lineup that sparked a 6-0 run to close out the quarter and bring the Orange within 20 points. In an afternoon in which SU had little to cheer about, the performance by the lineup was inspiring.Hillsman continued to experiment with the lineup in the fourth quarter, including putting Strautmane at center for Djaldi-Tabdi and giving graduate transfer Brooke Alexander her first minutes of the game. Washington and Lewis led a 9-3 Syracuse run to open the fourth quarter, and the Orange were outscored by just two in the period. The small lineup also accounted for four of SU’s five made 3-pointers on the afternoon.
Three lucky Nigerian football fans are to win all-expense paid trip to train and play with Chelsea Football stars in London this year in the ongoing Rexonaâ€™s â€˜Street to Stamfordâ€™ campaign.Unilever Nigeriaâ€™s Rexona deodorant brand recently kicked off a series of consumer engagement activities through a universal shared passion for the beautiful game of football.Dubbed the â€œRexona Street to Stamfordâ€, the campaign is a national competition from which three very lucky Nigerian representatives will be selected to be part of an Africa 11 team, to train and play with the Chelsea Football stars at their home in London, UK. The ongoing consumer activation which is generating much awareness for the brand at several touch points including major shopping malls, tertiary institutions (university and college campuses), playfields and at high traffic locations across Lagos, Enugu, Abuja etc. has so far engaged thousands of exciting consumers.The very lucky consumers to be selected during the â€œStreet to Stamfordâ€ tournament will spend three days in July 2018, with a team of local (Nigerian) and international coaches, including popular sports influencers at the training academy grounds of Teslim Balogun Stadium, in Lagos.Speaking about the ongoing national consumer engagement activities for the Rexona Street to Stamford Campaign, Category Manager Skin Care & Deos, Unilever Nigeria, Adetoun Adegbite, said: â€œOur goal is to drive for brand connection through our consumersâ€™ passion for football especially in light of our global partnership with Chelsea FC.â€œThus, through our brand engagement, we continue to reflect the love and pride that our consumers have for the game, as well as reinforcing the functional benefits of Rexona deodorant in positively causing life changing opportunities, especially for young Nigerians,â€ observed the Unilever official.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
-Before I retire I really want to win something with my country. I hope that Herve Renard will take us as far as possible, the 31 year old was quoted on Caf Online.-It’s a super decision because he is someone who has a lot of experience of Africa. He is someone with lots of charisma and he knows what it takes to win the CAN.Group DToure and his brother Kolo, were in the squads that lost on post match shootouts against Egypt and Zambia in 2006 and 2012 respectively. The Elephants have been pooled in Group D alongside Cameroon, Mali and Guinea. The 2014 African Footballer of the Year and Ivory Coast midfielder Yaya Toure is hopeful of winning the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations before he probably hangs his international boots.The Manchester City man spoke highly of the national team manager Herve Renard expressing hope that he will lead them to glory in Equatorial Guinea.Before I retire
Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Schimpf will report to Triple-A. He could become an option to serve as the Angels’ backup infielder, especially while Ian Kinsler is on the disabled list.Heaney updateAndrew Heaney, who is coming back from elbow inflammation, pitched five innings and gave up one run in an intrasquad game on Sunday morning at the Angels minor league complex in Arizona. Heaney threw 69 pitches.“Everything went well,” Eppler said. “The integrity of the stuff was intact, so we’ll move forward with him.”The Angels need a sixth starter by April 12, assuming they want to keep Shohei Ohtani with at least five days rest. Heaney would appear to be on track to be a candidate to return to the rotation by then.Up nextAngels (JC Ramirez) vs. Indians (Mike Clevinger), Monday, 7 p.m., Angel Stadium, Fox Sports West/KLAA (830 AM). Now that Ramírez is back in the Angels rotation, his next goal is to show that his success in his debut season as a starter was no fluke. He posted a 4.15 ERA last year. For parts of the season, he was the Angels’ best starter.“I want to consistently show I can be a starter this year,” Ramírez said. “People can’t say I got lucky. Now I have to prove I can do this for a long time.”New infielderThe Angels had their eyes on Ryan Schimpf long before they acquired him from the Atlanta Braves for catcher Carlos Pérez on Saturday night. General Manager Billy Eppler said the Angels tried to get Schimpf from the San Diego Padres over the winter. The Padres then traded him to the Tampa Bay Rays, who traded him to the Braves.“He’s got everything we look for offensively,” Eppler said. “He has good plate discipline, understands the strike zone, hits the ball out of the ballpark.”Schimpf, who turns 30 on April 11, has a career .809 OPS with 34 homers in 142 games with the Padres. OAKLAND — Two months ago, questions still surrounded JC Ramírez and the soundness of his elbow.On Monday, he will start the Angels home opener, following a spring training in which he showed no signs of injury.“It feels normal, healthy,” Ramírez said. “Everything I did in the offseason showed up in spring training.”Ramírez was diagnosed with a damaged ulnar collateral ligament last August. He underwent stem-cell therapy, and the treatment so far has gone without a hitch.
ANAHEIM — Mike Trout, who has been bothered by a soreness on the bottom of his right foot for about a month, on Monday got some answers and some treatment.Trout has a neuroma, a condition in which tissue builds up around a nerve and causes pain. He was treated with a cryoblation, in which extreme cold fluid is injected to deaden the tissue in the area.All of that sounds worse than it is. The Angels and Trout both said they expect him to be able to play in a few days.“It feels good,” Trout said. “Just taking today (off). See how it feels tomorrow.” Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter He was the designated hitter on Aug. 17 and he did not play the next day. Trout was then improved enough to play all four games in three days in Texas, including playing 20 innings in center field during a doubleheader with an extra inning game on Aug. 20.He got another day off on Aug. 28, just before a team off day. Trout then continued to play through last week’s series in Oakland, although his foot was packed in ice after Thursday afternoon’s game in Oakland.On Friday night, he started but had to come out of the game early. He didn’t play on Saturday or Sunday.“I’ve just been playing through it,” Trout said. “It had gotten to a point in Chicago in about the fourth inning where it was just, to a point where I couldn’t play. We got this done today, and hopefully, it makes it feel better.”Related Articles Trout is the heavy favorite to win his third American League MVP award this season, even if he misses time down the stretch. Trout is hitting .291 and he leads the league with 45 homers, a .438 on-base percentage and a .645 slugging percentage.ALSOTommy La Stella has had two days of live batting practice, and he’s continued to do defensive work, but he’s still feeling some discomfort in his right leg, which was fractured in July. La Stella said he’s not sure when he’ll be able to come back. “Hopefully we’re getting closer,” he said. …Cam Bedrosian, who is on the injured list with a right forearm strain, has begun playing catch again. Ausmus said Bedrosian needs to throw off a mound a couple times before he can be activated, but he expects that to happen sometime in the season’s final weeks.UP NEXTAngels (LHP José Suarez, 2-5, 6.45 ERA) vs. Indians (RHP Zach Pleasac, 7-6, 3.98 ERA), Tuesday, 7:07 p.m., Fox Sports West, 830 AM Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Manager Brad Ausmus said Trout could play by the Wednesday, and he said he’d be “shocked” if Trout wasn’t playing by the end of the week.Ausmus said the Angels and Trout have been assured that Trout can do no more damage by playing through it. It’s just a matter of controlling the pain. Once the season is over, Trout might need to have a more significant procedure to correct the issue.“We’ll see,” Trout said. “It doesn’t go away unless you get it taken out. We’ll see where it goes.”Trout said he has no idea what caused this issue, but he’s been feeling it off and on for about a month.“It’s like a nerve thing, so it’s like a shooting pain in my foot, toe area,” he said. “I’ve played through some soreness, but when it gets flared up – once it flares up, it don’t go away. It calms down at night, but once you do baseball activity it flares up again. It’s just tough. I obviously want to be out there. This procedure today, they say it helps it so we’ll see how it goes.” Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
A lot goes into winning a fantasy baseball league.First, there is getting the most value out of each and every pick in your draft or auction.Then there is working the waiver wire diligently all season.And there is managing your lineup, knowing how to address weaknesses in your lineup or in certain categories, sometimes by making trades. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error But the single greatest factor is having as many breakout performances as possible.A year ago in my breakout column, I hit on Yan Gomes, Chris Carter, Kole Calhoun, Tyson Ross and Alex Wood. Then again, I missed on just as many. Considering the relative low cost on these picks, hitting on 50 percent of your late-round flyers would go a long way toward winning your league.Here is a list of my favorite breakout possibilities for this season, guys who I am targeting for their very high ceilings:Yasmani Grandal, catcher, Dodgers >> The key return from the Padres in the Matt Kemp trade, Grandal gives L.A. a big offensive upgrade over A.J. Ellis, who hit .191 with three homers last season. Grandal finished strong (.254 with six homers, 25 RBIs in his final 43 games) after a slow start coming back from knee surgery. The 26-year-old former top prospect is entering his prime and has a potent mix of power and patience, so a 20-homer breakout with a solid average could be in the cards.Logan Morrison, first base, Mariners >> Another former top prospect slowed in part by knee surgery, Morrison is primed for a breakout after a big finish to his 2014 season – .321 with six homers in the final two months. If he can finally stay healthy, Morrison could hit 25 homers with around a .280 average. Marcus Semien, second base, Athletics >> The 24-year-old came over from the White Sox in the Jeff Samardzija trade and looks to be the starting shortstop in Oakland while already qualifying at second and third base. This position flexibility will be a tremendous asset, as you likely can get Semien as a backup or use him as a middle infielder. Semien put up a combined 23 homers and 26 steals in 2013 between three levels in the minors and a cup of coffee with the White Sox, then totaled 21 homers and 10 steals last year between Triple-A and Chicago. There is 20-20 upside here, not to mention the patience to get on base and score a lot of runs, so move him up your draft board as the hype on Semien is building.Kris Bryant, third base, Cubs >> Talk about hype, things are getting out of control on the Cubs’ power-hitting prospect who has six homers in nine spring training games. Bryant will no longer come cheap, but there’s still a bit of a discount built in because of the worry that the Cubs keep him down in the minors for a while in the interest of an extra season of team control in his arbitration years. The upside is 40 homers and a .280 average with double-digit steals as a bonus.Xander Bogaerts, shortstop, Red Sox >> The 22-year-old has immense talent and should begin to show it this season now that Boston has settled on a position with the signing of third baseman Pablo Sandoval. Bogaerts hit .266 last year as a shortstop while slumping to .182 at third base. Back in his comfort zone, Bogaerts finished on a high note last season (.313, four homers in September) and his power and patience could help him to a .300 average and 20 homers with dual position eligibility to boot.Mookie Betts, outfield, Red Sox >> Boston manager John Farrell dampened the enthusiasm coming into spring training for the diminutive Betts by proclaiming oft-injured Shane Victorino as his starting right fielder if healthy. But Betts has since taken control of the center field job from Cuban import Rusney Castillo (another breakout possibility), although both could wind up starting if Victorino gets hurt or traded. Betts tore through Double- and Triple-A on his way to Boston last season, combining to bat .323 with 16 homers and 40 steals. His upside would be for those numbers to immediately translate to the majors with even the more likely .300 with 10 homers, 90 runs and 30 steals providing tons of fantasy goodness.Taijuan Walker, starting pitcher, Mariners >> Seattle’s No. 1 prospect going into last season battled shoulder issues coming out of spring training and never really got things going. Those struggles are making Walker a tremendous bargain this season as the ceiling is here for a sub-3.00 ERA, 15 wins and 180 strikeouts. The secret may not stay hidden for long, as Walker has been dominant this spring with 12 scoreless innings over four starts with a 13-3 K-BB ratio in 12 innings.Sean Doolittle, relief pitcher, Athletics >> There’s no denying the ceiling after the A’s lefty posted a microscopic 0.73 WHIP to go with a 2.73 ERA and 89 strikeouts in 62 2/3 innings last season. Now he’s being had at a discount since his return date is in question as he makes his way back from a partially torn rotator cuff. There is obvious risk here because of the balky shoulder, but when healthy should post tremendous peripheral stats and should easily regain his role as Oakland’s closer.To read about sleepers and busts, visit my blog at www.rotoace.com.
…And the agony of defeat : Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.Top 80 upsets in March Madness history : It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw:Best buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history : The defining shots of the NCAA Tournament, and the reason it’s dubbed “March Madness.” The Midwest Region will be one of the most challenging with the amount of depth that the top teams bring.North Carolina earned its 17th No. 1 seed, marking the most all time. The Tar Heels are ahead of Duke (14), Kansas (14) and Kentucky (12) when it comes to top seeds in the NCAA Tournament. The second seed went to Kentucky, while Houston earned the third and Kansas was given the fourth. MARCH MADNESS: Interactive and printable bracketsNCAA bracket: Midwest RegionNo. 1 seed North Carolina’s earliest threatNo. 8 Utah State: As long as the Aggies get past Washington in the first round, Utah State would likely put up a good fight against the Tar Heels. UNC was knocked out of the tournament in the second round last season, and Utah State could pose a threat with their size and scoring to create a really intriguing matchup.The most eye-popping stat 3: Three of the four winningest teams in NCAA Tournament history are in the Midwest region with Kentucky, UNC and Kansas, according to ESPN Stats & Info. The Wildcats have 126 tournament wins all time, just ahead of the Tar Heels (124), while the Jayhawks have 107. MORE REGION PREVIEWS: East | West | SouthThe most overrated seed No. 7 Wofford: Yes, the Terriers played really well this season and could be considered one of the best small schools this year. But there’s room to argue Wofford doesn’t deserve a No. 7 seed with their strength of schedule. The Terriers did win 20 straight games to close out the season, going 29-4 overall and 18-0 in their conference, but it’ll be interesting to see how they fare after if they get past their first-round matchup against No. 10 Seton Hall.The most dangerous sleeper No. 6 Iowa State: The Cyclones could prove to be the darkhorse to break up a bracket simply because of how they can score. They also played strong defensively in the Big 12 championship as they upset Kansas, 78-66, to win the conference title. Iowa State has the potential to blow past No. 11 Ohio State and should have a strong showing against either No. 3 Houston or No. 14 Georgia State if they make it to the second round.SN’S MARCH MADNESS HQ:Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsThe first-round upset alert No. 14 Georgia State: The Panthers face off against No. 3 Houston, and will be hard to defend. Georgia State has six players that shoot more than 40 percent from three-point range, which could be hard for Houston to combat. The Panthers also have a history of pulling off big upsets in March.The Final Four pickNo. 1 North Carolina: The Tar Heels enter the tournament with a 27-6 overall record, and they went 16-2 in the ACC. They finished the regular season behind only Virginia, which claimed the No. 1 seed in the South Region.Roy Williams and the Tar Heels always come to compete around tournament time. They fell out in the Round of 32 last year, but they are returning with several veterans. Seniors Cameron Johnson (16.9 ppg), Luke Maye (14.7 ppg, 10.5 rpg) and Kenny Williams (8.7 ppg) and have helped carry the Tar Heels. Freshman Coby White has been a strong point for the Tar Heels as well, averaging 16.3 points per game.March Madness features from Sporting News”40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven : Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.A barrier-breaking title : The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout : In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.Upset City : Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.The Fagan Jinx : They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness. More than a timeout : The 1993 NCAA Tournament is more than Chris Webber’s ill-fated timeout in the national championship game against UNC. Danny and the Miracles : Recalling Kansas’ improbable 1988 title run.Chalmers’ shot still resonates : Mario Chalmers never gets tired talking about his 3-pointer against Memphis in 2008.DeCourcy’s best of 30 years : Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage. The thrill of victory… : Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament.
Grace ProchaskaGrace Agnes (Eshelman) Prochaska, loving mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at her residence in Medford, Oklahoma at the age of 92.Grace was born the daughter of Andrew and Laura (Crane) Eshelman on Friday, January 30, 1920 on a farm near Corbin, Kansas.On October 21, 1937, Grace and Emil George Prochaska were united in marriage in Enid, Oklahoma. Together they celebrated 49 years of marriage.Her caring nature served her well as she was a nurse’s aide and medical aide for many years. Grace retired from the Medford Nursing Home.Survivors include her daughter, Gracie Anna Prochaska of Macks Creek, Missouri, son, George Prochaska of Medford, Oklahoma, daughter, Beverley White of Venus, Texas, daughter, Kris Prochaska of Stilwell, Oklahoma, daughter, Janet Morris of Caldwell, Kansas, 14 grandchildren, 18 great-grandchildren and 6 great-great-grandchildren.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, 4 sisters, 2 brothers and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.Visitation will be held at the funeral home from 1:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., Friday, January 25, 2013 with family present from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.Graveside services for Grace will be at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, January 26, 2013 in the Corzine Cemetery near Corbin, Kansas.In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established with the Alzheimer’s Association. Contributions can be mailed or left with the funeral home.To share a memory or leave condolences, please visit www.dayfuneralhome.info.Arrangements are by Day Funeral Home & Crematory, 1030 Mission Road, Wellington, Kansas.
MORE: Updated 2020 NASCAR Cup Series scheduleAs for pit stall selection for the NASCAR Cup Series races being run without qualifying, it is ordered based on finishing positions from the series’ previous points race, followed by new entries in order of points. That means Kevin Harvick, the winner of Saturday’s race at Michigan, will have the first stall for Sunday’s race.Below is the starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan, the Consumers Energy 400, and how it was set.Who won the pole for the NASCAR race at Michigan?The 20th-place finisher in Saturday’s race, Chris Buescher, will start on the pole for the weekend’s second race Sunday. With him on the front row will be 19th-place finisher Clint Bowyer.Two Chevrolet drivers will be behind Buescher and Bowyer as Tyler Reddick and Matt Kenseth start third and fourth, respectively.NASCAR’s inversion of the field also means Saturday’s race-winner, Harvick, will start 20th and runner-up Brad Keselowski will start 19th.Below is the protocol for how the Cup Series field was set at Michigan:Positions 1-20: Inverse order of the top 20 finishers in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400Positions 21-39: Order of finish in Saturday’s FireKeepers Casino 400 NASCAR starting lineup at MichiganSaturday’s Michigan race was the last to use the old protocol for setting lineups without qualifying sessions this season amid the COVID-19 pandemic. NASCAR is moving to a new formula beginning with the Daytona road course race Aug. 16. The exceptions will be the second legs of doubleheaders like Sunday’s race at Michigan, for which the field will be set by the results of the first leg, with the top 20 finishers inverted.The new procedure will replace the random-draw element with a performance-based formula with three metrics — finishing position from the previous race (weighted 50 percent), ranking in team owner points standings (35 percent) and fastest lap from the previous race (15 percent).The starting lineup for Sunday’s NASCAR race at Michigan, based on where drivers finished in Saturday’s NASCAR race at Michigan. Below are the starting positions:StartDriverCar No.Team1Chris Buescher17Roush Fenway Racing2Clint Bowyer14Stewart-Haas Racing3Tyler Reddick8Richard Childress Racing4Matt Kenseth42Chip Ganassi Racing5Aric Almirola10Stewart-Haas Racing6Matt DiBenedetto21Wood Brothers Racing7William Byron24Hendrick Motorsports8Christopher Bell95Leavine Family Racing9Jimmie Johnson48Hendrick Motorsports10Erik Jones20Joe Gibbs Racing11Kurt Busch1Chip Ganassi Racing12Bubba Wallace43Richard Petty Motorsports13Joey Logano22Team Penske14Chase Elliott9Hendrick Motorsports15Denny Hamlin11Joe Gibbs Racing16Kyle Busch18Joe Gibbs Racing17Ryan Blaney12Team Penske18Martin Truex Jr.19Joe Gibbs Racing19Brad Keselowski2Team Penske20Kevin Harvick4Stewart-Haas Racing21Alex Bowman88Hendrick Motorsports22Corey LaJoie32Go Fas Racing23Ty Dillon13Germain Racing24Daniel Suarez96Gaunt Brothers Racing25Ryan Preece37JTG Daugherty Racing26JJ Yeley27Rick Ware Racing27Quin Houff00StarCom Racing28Ryan Newman6Roush Fenway Racing29Michael McDowell34Front Row Motorsports30Reed Sorenson74Spire Motorsports31Austin Dillon3Richard Childress Racing32Ricky Stenhouse Jr.47JTG Daugherty Racing33Timmy Hill66Motorsports Business Management34Cole Custer41Stewart-Haas Racing35Garrett Smithley53Rick Ware Racing36John Hunter Nemechek38Front Row Motorsports37Brennan Poole15Premium Motorsports38James Davison51Petty Ware Racing39Josh Bilicki7Tommy Baldwin Racing The starting lineup and pole for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Michigan International Speedway, the second of a doubleheader this weekend, were set based on how drivers finished in Saturday’s Cup Series race at the track.The starting grid for Sunday’s race at Michigan, scheduled to start at 4:30 p.m. ET and broadcast live on NBCSN, features two Fords in the front row and two Chevrolets in the second row based on the results of the weekend’s first leg, with the top 20 finishers inverted..
It appears that Kim Jong Un is in a vegetative state following a heart surgery, Japanese media claims.Japanese magazine Shukan Gendai reported that during a visit to a rural area, Kim collapsed and it led to him needing a stent procedure done following the incident.According to Shukan Gendai, the surgeon in charge of Kim’s operation was not used to dealing with obese patients and was too nervous during the operation, which lead to Kim’s “vegetative state.”On Friday, China had a team of medical experts head to North Korea following news of Kim’s health issues, reports say.South Korean government officials, White House officials, and even President Trump shut down rumors of Kim’s poor health.However, North Korean media hasn’t mentioned Kim’s health or whereabouts.He also wasn’t seen during North Korea’s “Day of the Sun” celebration. The celebration is held to honor the birth of Kim’s grandfather, Kim Il Sung, the founder of North Korea, and one in which Kim might normally attend.
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By Jay Cook |Monmouth County Freeholders Say ‘No Thanks’ to Name ChangeCiting unnecessary costs and the value of history, the Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders officially announced their opposition to a state bill petitioning to change the “Board of Chosen Freeholders” moniker to the “Board of County Commissioners.”All five members signed off on a resolution Thursday afternoon opposing the change.“This is classic fixing what ain’t broken,” Monmouth County Freeholder Gerry Scharfenberger said. “I’ve heard the lamest justifications for going down this road of needless expenditures.”Proponents for the name change believe the name is outdated and doesn’t wholly represent female politicians at the county level. The term “freeholder” is associated with men from the 17th century in America who owned land free of debts. In the colonies, only freeholders could hold office.The only female freeholder in Monmouth County – Deputy Director Lillian G. Burry – said a name change would just add confusion.“They didn’t even give one good, solid reason for even entertaining the idea,” said Burry. “That’s what I find so disturbing. Why do you have to change history?”he Monmouth County Board of Chosen Freeholders is formally opposing state legislation thatwould change its name to “Board of County Commissioners.” Photo by Jay CookMonmouth County Freeholder Director Thomas A. Arnone said this name change is the wrong path. Legislators instead should be focusing on making the state more affordable.“I sit here with a Board of Freeholders that work on extremely productive, cost-saving measures to try and make this a better quality of life at an affordable price here in Monmouth County,” he said. “I’m really somewhat concerned with that being a priority, changing our name.”Also coming into play is the funding that will be needed to change every letterhead and signage for the county vehicles, buildings and parks.“Just imagine – everything that goes around in this county has to be changed,” said Arnone. “There’s a cost factor to all this.”Gov. Murphy Signs Bill Sending NWS Earle Students To Colts Neck DistrictA bill making students living on base at Naval Weapons Station Earle attend the Colts Neck School District instead of Tinton Falls public schools was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy earlier this month.Sponsored by local politicians state Sen. Vin Gopal (D-11) and Assemblymembers Eric Houghtaling and Joann Downey (both D-11), the bill effectively ends a years-long battle based around state funding and logistics, officials said.“Tinton Falls has been disparately impacted by educating the entire student population at Naval Weapons Station Earle without proper funding for far too long, placing an undue burden on not only the district but taxpayers as well,” said Gopal.Since 1988, students living on the U.S. Navy base had attended schools in the Tinton Falls School District, while the majority of the civilian housing on NWS Earle was actually located in Colts Neck. There were 68 students living on Earle property who attended Tinton Falls schools in 2016. Two additional students were homeschooled.The bill requires all students residing on Earle to attend the Colts Neck School District for grades K-8 beginning in the 2018-2019 school year – high school students already attend Colts Neck High School. Current students will have until July 1, 2021 to transition over to Colts Neck to not disrupt graduations.A senate version of the bill passed 28-1 and the assembly passed it 52-24. Other local Two River-area elected officials didn’t support the bill. State Sen. Declan O’Scalnon (R-13) abstained from the senate vote and Assemblywomen Amy Handlin and Serena DiMaso (both R-13) both voted “no.”The bill was also sponsored by state Education chair Teresa M. Ruiz (D-29) and Assemblyman Raj Mukherji (D-33).“I am extremely pleased that Governor Phil Murphy has seen the merit in the bill,” said Gopal. “By signing the Earle bill into law, Gov. Murphy has joined us in not only supporting the Tinton Falls School District, which was in dire need of support, but the taxpayers of Tinton Falls as well.”Handlin’s Internet Security Bill ProgressingWith a recent focus on federal regulations for social media sites like Facebook, Middletown’s state assemblywoman has forwarded state legislation to protect internet users.The bill, co-sponsored by Assemblywoman Amy Handlin (R-13), prohibits internet service providers from disclosing a subscriber’s personal identifiable information unless agreed to in writing. It would also prevent providers from withholding service, slowing internet speeds or lowering service quality if a user doesn’t waive their privacy rights.“The internet is a part of life,” said Handlin. “People are on- and offline all day long. They enjoy the convenience, but they have no privacy without effective legal protections.”The bill was also sponsored Assemblymen Ronald Dancer (R-12) and Erik Peterson (R-23). It’s cleared the Assembly science, innovation and technology committee and is now due for a second reading.This article was first published in the May 31-June 7, 2018 print edition of The Two River Times.
TOTTENHAM were back to square one on Saturday as Sheffield United held them to a 1-1 draw in North London.And it could have been even worse had VAR not controversially ruled out a Blades goal for offside.But they hope to poach Memphis Depay from Lyon in a bid to improve their performances of late.Get all the latest Spurs news here…Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 3:32 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO reckons the 1-1 draw with Sheffield United was a “fair result”.He said: “It was an even game, when you assess the game it was a fair result, they deserved the point.“They were the better team in the first half and we were the better team in the second half.“We started the game not well, it was a little bit strange the feeling of Tanguy Ndombele, he never felt comfortable in the game and maybe that affected the team.”Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 2:50 pmWe will remember them. #ArmisticeDay #LestWeForget pic.twitter.com/wBrzsxOh8S— Harry Kane (@HKane) November 11, 2019Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 2:09 pmCHELSEA are braced to rival both Tottenham and Leicester to the signing of Metz striker Habib Diallo, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been in terrific form with eight goals in 13 Ligue 1 appearances this season.And his form has not gone unnoticed by some of the Premier League big-guns who are ready to lock horns in a battle for his signature.According to Team Talk both Spurs and Chelsea have sent scouts to watch him in action on numerous occasions this season.Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 1:05 pmSPURS have reportedly been keeping a close eye on Moussa Dembele. According to The Mirror, the club scouted the Lyon striker while also watching Memphis Depay. Dembele has attracted a wide range of interest after scoring nine goals in 12 league games. Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 12:37 pmSPURS have shown their support. #SpursRemembers pic.twitter.com/kDu46BnnEz— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 11, 2019Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 11:44 amSON HEUNG-MIN was brilliantly spotted using his hands to protect a mascot from the rain. The South Korean star proved he was in a class of his own after he netted his third goal in two games as Spurs drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United.But the real stand-out moment came before the game kicked off, with Son attempting to shelter a mascot standing in front of him from the rain.As he clasps both hands over the youngster’s head to keep it dry, the lad looks up at the Tottenham winger and shares a touching smile.Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 11:19 amCHRIS WILDER claimed Sheffield United deserved more than just one point against Spurs. He told Football London: “It’s nothing less than what I expected from this group. “I think we deserved something out of the game and everybody in the stadium would have been in agreement.” Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 10:10 amERIK EDMAN turns 41 today. Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 1:31 pmMANCHESTER UNITED have registered their interest in £50million-rated goalkeeper Andre Onana despite having just handing David De Gea a new £115m contract, in a shock move.The Red Devils have joined Tottenham and Paris Saint-Germain in the race for the Cameroonian stopper, with Ajax slapping a monster transfer fee on his head, according to the Mirror.United only gave De Gea a staggering £350,000-a-week contract two months ago, but already appear to be looking to the future with the Spaniard failing to find his top gear.It took the club over a year to negotiate the terms of the deal, but the saga appears to have distracted him at times.Despite shipping four goals in the goal-laden Champions League draw with Chelsea midweek, Onana is quickly making a name for himself in Europe.He was a key cog in the Ajax machine that beat Real Madrid and Juventus en route to the semi-finals of Europe’s elite competition last term.Spurs are hoping to bring Onana, 23, to North London in the winter transfer window after Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow against Brighton earlier this season, ruling him out for the season.And now United are hot on the trail of the sought-after stopper – who is under contract at Ajax until June 2022 after penning a new deal himself in March.Load more entries… Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 2:36 pmMOUSSA SISSOKO has had his say on Tottenham’s poor performance and 1-1 draw with Sheffield United yesterday.The Frenchman said: “We are struggling since the beginning of the season. Why? I don’t know, because we are trying our best, but it’s not working. We see today it was a difficult game against a good team.“We couldn’t keep the score, so we have a lot of frustration, but we need to keep going. We have to stick together and try to work hard and come back stronger. That is the only way to perform.“Every team can have difficult moments. Since a few weeks we are struggling and that’s football. What can you do? Keep working, give your best every day ’til everything turns around.“We know we have a good squad with a lot of quality. We know we can do better and have to do better. Hopefully we’ll go away, have some wins with our national teams, and this will give us confidence. The season is still long, in the Champions League we are doing well.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 2:04 pmGIOVANI LO CELSO made his first Premier League start yesterday.The poor performance of the team wasn’t ideal.But most Spurs fans are excited to see more the of their latest Argentine star. 🎂 Happy birthday, Erik Edman.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/SGanJvgtFm— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 11, 2019Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 9:41 amMOUSSA SISSOKO still reckons Spurs can make the top four this season. The midfielder said: “Of course we are far, far behind the top four, but the season is long and we can still win a lot of games. “It will not be easy but we know we have the qualities to do it. “When we come back [after the international break] we will try to catch the teams in front of us and see where we are at the end of the season.” Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 9:13 amTOTTENHAM are reportedly lining-up Ajax’s Hakim Ziyech as a replacement for Christian Eriksen.The Dane has made it clear he wants to quit the North London side and will be out of contract next summer.Spurs could be open to selling the attacker in January rather than losing him for nothing.And according to 90min they already have a list of players to fill the void, with the 26-year-old Moroccan international “high on their wish list”.Joe Miles11 Nov 2019, 8:13 amDARREN BENT has accused of Son Heung-min of being “way too greedy”.Speaking to Football Insider, he said: “I thought he was brilliant, I thought he was tremendous [against Red Star].“To be fair to him, he looked good but if I was Danny Rose, at times he must be so frustrated to play with Heung-min Son on your side because the amount of times he does marauding overlap where he powers and all he needs is a little pass to the side, Son will shoot. “I think that’s one area where he lets him down is sometimes he’s way too greedy.”Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 8:44 pmMANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are among the big guns tracking West Brom wonderkid Rico Richards.Arsenal and Tottenham are also watching Richards, who turned 16 in September but has already spent time training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side.The exciting forward’s current contract expires next year and West Brom are keen to agree a new deal after losing other youngsters to bigger clubs.Morgan Rogers was still 16 when he left in the summer to join City in a deal worth £4m, one of the highest fees ever paid for a player of his age.And Louie Barry, 16, also rejected a scholarship with West Brom before moving abroad to Barcelona.Richards can play on either wing or as a No10 and is renowned for scoring as well as creating goals.He netted on his debut for England Under-17s earlier this season, when his team-mates included Barry and Harvey Elliott, who left Fulham for Liverpool last summer.Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 8:15 pmTOTTENHAM HOTSPUR are reportedly interested in signing Memphis Depay.The Dutch forward now plays for Lyon, having flopped at Manchester United under Louis van Gaal and Jose Mourinho.And The Mirror claim that Spurs are willing to fork out £50million to bring Depay back to the Premier League.The 25-year-old has seven goals in ten Ligue 1 appearances this season.Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 7:41 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO admitted he would prefer Ryan Sessegnon to stay with Spurs during the international break and NOT link up with England Under-21s.The winger, 19, joined Tottenham from Fulham for £25million in the summer but has had his season hampered by a hamstring injury.He finally made his first-team bow for Spurs last Sunday, coming off the bench for the final minute at Everton.The teenager got another brief run-out at the end of the 4-0 win over Red Star Belgrade after replacing Son Heung-min.And his 16 minutes of first-team action was enough to convince Young Lions boss Aidy Boothroyd to call him up.The England U21s face trips to Albania and the Netherlands during the international break.But speaking ahead of his side’s clash with Sheffield United, Poch confessed he would rather Sessegnon stayed at Spurs to continue to work on his fitness – but understands why he wants to represent his country.He said: “He suffered at Fulham at the end of the season with a big injury and we are working so hard to provide him with the best tool to be in his best form.“He needs time to be the best but we are happy in what he is doing and that is why he is involved with England U21s.“I accept when the national team asks for your player.“To be honest I prefer that the player should be here training with us, and available to play for 90 minutes and building fitness here in our concept but I accept that.“We know he loves the national team and for the U21s Ryan is a very important player.”Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 7:10 pmCHRIS WILDER called for a major review of VAR after Jon Moss failed to follow the Premier League’s OWN guidelines to deny Sheffield United a famous victory.After video ref Moss controversially ruled out a Blades goal at Tottenham following FOUR MINUTES of analysis.And, after the 1-1 draw, Blades boss Wilder said: “I’m 100 per cent sick of talking about VAR.“We went to a Premier League meeting on Thursday to discuss VAR and they told us that any offside had to be clear and obvious.“Well, this wasn’t clear and obvious because there seems to be confusion about whether the Tottenham player’s armpit was ahead of John Lundstram’s big toe.“There’s no doubt that VAR is here to stay but certain aspects it are spoiling the game and we need to have a big look at it in the summer.“I’ve been in the game since I was 16 and some of the decisions this season have left me scratching my head.“There was for us also confusion as to when is the reset. Lundstram has crossed from the right, the ball has come back out, we’ve attacked down the left side and then they rule offside from the first cross.“What really disappoints me is the talking point should be how my team went toe- to-toe with the Champions League finalists in their own backyard but all we’re speaking about is VAR.”Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 6:38 pmOne week to go until @SpursWomen face Arsenal Women at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. 🎟 Join us next Sunday for this historic North London Derby. #SpurHerOn ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 10, 2019Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 6:04 pmMauricio gives his reaction to today’s game and provides an update on Tanguy Ndombele. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/06UvFZNf3o— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 9, 2019Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 5:31 pmTOTTENHAM loanee Jack Roles has won League Two Player of the Month, as voted by the fans.The Spurs youngster has wowed Cambridge fans with his performances, and gathered 30% of the vote.His nearest challenger was runner-up Chris Porter, who got 16% of the vote.Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 4:55 pmEX SPURS forward Darren Bent has urged Mauricio Pochettino to utilise Juan Foyth more.The young Argentine defender picked up an injury in pre season against Bayern Munich and has only started one match since – the 4-0 win over Red Star on Wednesday night.Bent told Football Insider: “I think he (Foyth) could be the one because at the minute Spurs don’t look solid at all and they need some sort of stability in order to be a solid team that is hard to play against, as they’re not at the minute.“Yeah we know going forward, he is a little bit limited, but he can defend so for me, I’d probably go with him for a little bit.”Etienne Fermie11 Nov 2019, 4:21 pmDIMITAR BERBATOV had his say on Spurs’ current predicament.The Bulgarian was an excellent goal scorer for the Lilywhites, and also appeared at White Hart Lane at half-time of the Bayern Munich match this season.He told beINSPORTS: ““It always happens with Spurs, they crack at the back and let the other team score a goal, if you want to be a big team, you can’t let that happen. 1-0 if you can win this is the most important.“I remember with Manchester United, Sir Alex Ferguson was most happy when we win 1-0, not 5-0 or 6-0 because it shows concentration at the back and at the front, you do your job. “In this case of Spurs, they need to find that consistency, else it’s not going to be good for them.“When I reached the [European] final with Leverkusen in 2001, the next season we fight for relegation. We played badly. “Dortmund reached the final with Klopp, the next season, they fight relegation. Spurs are the same – they have great players but they have no more excuses. The stadium is there and the training ground is there. Now they need to start producing.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 3:43 pmGOALSCORER Son Heung-min has had his say on Tottenham’s 1-1 draw with Sheffield United.The South Korean superstar had given Spurs the lead when he pounced on Enda Stevens’ mistake in the box.But after the Lilywhites were pegged back by Eric Dier’s own goal, Son told Spurs TV: “It was a tough game, but we’re disappointed we only get this one point, really disappointed. “We tried to create chances, we had chances to score and we should be more clinical in front of goal. We were 1-0 up, I think we should get the three points.“Sheffield United did a great job, I have to say that. They created chances and caused us problems. It’s really disappointing and frustrating.”Etienne Fermie10 Nov 2019, 3:08 pmTHERE was still not first start for summer signing Ryan Sessegnon yesterday, as he remained an unused substitute against Sheffield United.
Next week there will be a date, depending on the progress of the coronavirus in Spain. The only sure thing is that the headquarters of the Olympic Stadium in Seville is maintained. There are several alternative dates, the most likely would be Saturday, May 30, one week after the end of the League championship. For this, it would be necessary to move an Extremoduro concert scheduled for that day at the Villamarín Olympic Stadium, a matter for which the Junta de Andalucía and the Federation are collaborating.There is no definitive date, but it is believed that it could be played in late May, Saturday the 30th, a week after the League ended. But as long as the advance of the coronavirus does not prevent it and the Government does not lift the measures adopted yesterday after the Council of Ministers. The Copa del Rey final will no longer be played on April 18. It is postponed. It is the decision taken by the president of the Federation after meeting with the presidents of the Royal Society and Athletic Bilbao. All parties agree that it is a match that cannot be played behind closed doors and that it is a party for the fans.
Marquee 400m hurdler Kaliese Spencer recalls last season as bittersweet but remains confident that should she medal at this year’s Olympics in Rio, Brazil, it would put the icing on the cake as her greatest year ever.Spencer is one of the most successful track athletes in the history of the Diamond League circuit with a total of 21 wins.In an interview with The Gleaner, Spencer said that 2015 was a bittersweet season for her. “It began great. Unfortunately, I got an injury and I wasn’t able to complete my season as I would have wanted to but just using that as a stepping stone for this season.”Jamaica and the world have definitely not seen Kaliese Spencer’s best. I think this season is going to be a great season, so just watch out.”Despite her recent IAAF World Championships medal failures in the finals, Spencer maintains that she is over those disappointments, settled in her new training club, and looking at improving.”I have a great set of coaches working with – great people, great athletes – and it’s like a family,” she outlined at Cameron Blazers, adding that it would help her medal this year.”Definitely, I will be on the medal podium (Rio Olympic Games). I just want to stay healthy, and once God is in it, I will be a winner and I will be there,” Spencer continued.”I am over that (disappointments) long time ago. I don’t stay long on one thing. I just get going. OK, that was it. I am strong in faith, and I believe that God is by my side, and I believe that one day I will be victorious, and I am just working towards that,” she said.Though Spencer admits that she has a lot left in the tank, she did not want to predict how fast she could run this year.”I am not thinking about (times) that. I am just thinking about focusing and getting my technique better and getting stronger and staying healthy, and once I stay healthy, the times will come,” stressed Spencer.