IMCA Hobby Stocks, Northern SportMods new at North Dakota’s Thunder Mountain Speedway

first_imgBOTTINEAU, N.D. – IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock and Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod drivers will chase points on eight Thursday nights this season at Thunder Mountain Speedway in Bottineau.“We’re getting some interest from drivers in both divisions looking to race another night for national and state points,” said promoter Jason Laducer. “We been WISSOTA sanctioned and in keeping in line with other tracks in the area decided to go with IMCA.”Race nights on the 2017 schedule at Thunder Mountain are May 4 and 18, June 8 and 22, July 20 and 27, and Aug. 3 and 17.“These divisions are good transitions for younger drivers to what we consider entry level divisions,” Laducer said. “Once the Hobby Stock and SportMod divisions are established, our eventual goal is to have special events for IMCA Modifieds and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars.”The all-volunteer Thunder Mountain Speedway Association is already getting the ¼-mile dirt oval ready for opening night and Laducer said “a few unique local sponsorships” are in place for the upcoming season.In addition to IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State points being awarded in both divisions, Hobby Stocks running at Bottineau earn Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region points.last_img read more

Syracuse’s schedule complete after ACC dates released

first_img Published on September 13, 2018 at 11:01 am Contact Charlie: [email protected] | @charliedisturco Syracuse’s full schedule is complete as the Atlantic Coast Conference announced its entire slate for the 2018-19 season on Thursday.Of the Orange’s 18 conference matchups, eight will be on an ESPN network, including a Monday night matchup at Duke. Syracuse’s last game of the season will be its lone on CBS, when it travels to Clemson.In its entirety, SU will play 11 teams that earned a bid to the NCAA Tournament a year ago. Its seemingly toughest stretch of the season comes at the end of ACC play, when it hosts Duke (Feb. 23) before a two-game road trip at North Carolina (Feb. 26) and Wake Forest (Mar. 2). The Orange then returns home to host Virginia on Mar. 4.This year’s ACC tournament will take place Mar. 12-16 in Charlotte, N.C.Here is SU’s full ACC slate:Saturday, Jan. 5: at Notre Dame, 12 p.m., RaycomAdvertisementThis is placeholder textWednesday, Jan. 9: Clemson, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Jan. 12: Georgia Tech, 6 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2Monday, Jan. 14: at Duke, 7 p.m., ESPN/ESPNUSaturday, Jan. 19: Pittsburgh, 2 p.m., RSNThursday, Jan. 24: Miami, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Jan. 26: at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ESPN2Wednesday, Jan. 30: at Boston College, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Feb. 2: at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m., ESPN2/ESPNUTuesday, Feb. 5: Florida State, 8 p.m., RaycomSaturday, Feb. 9: Boston College, 2 p.m., RaycomWednesday, Feb. 13: at North Carolina State, 8 p.m., RaycomWednesday, Feb. 20: Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPNSaturday, Feb. 23: Duke, 6/8 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2Tuesday, Feb. 26: at North Carolina 7/9 p.m., ESPN/RaycomSaturday, Mar. 2: at Wake Forest, 12 p.m., RaycomMonday, Mar. 4: Virginia, 7 p.m., ESPNSaturday, Mar. 9: at Clemson, 12 p.m., CBSHere is the full non-conference schedule, as well:Tuesday, Nov. 6: Eastern WashingtonSaturday, Nov. 10: Morehead StateThursday, Nov. 15: Connecticut (at Madison Square Garden)Friday, Nov. 16: Iowa or Oregon (at Madison Square Garden)Wednesday, Nov. 21: ColgateWednesday, Nov. 28: Big Ten/ACC Challenge at Ohio StateSaturday, Dec. 1: CornellTuesday, Dec. 4: NortheasternSaturday, Dec. 8: GeorgetownSaturday, Dec. 15: Old DominionTuesday, Dec. 18: BuffaloSaturday, Dec. 22: Arkansas StateSaturday, Dec. 29: St. Bonaventure Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

More bad breaks for Jags with Gunter’s heart, Oliver’s foot

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Jacksonville Jaguars coach Doug Marrone should be used to this by now.Marrone has endured a three-year run of daunting setbacks, a lengthy list that includes losing four left tackles, four tight ends and a starting receiver — most of them early — in 2018, and then losing his starting quarterback during the opening series last season.Now, the Jaguars are without five defensive linemen before they even put on pads in training camp. Rodney Gunter, signed in free agency to replace five-time Pro Bowler Calais Campbell, became the latest and most significant missing defender.Jacksonville placed Gunter on the reserve/retired list Monday, one day after he was forced to walk away from football because of an enlarged aorta. The team signed veteran defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan to help fill the void.“It’s just an awful feeling, it really is,” Marrone said. “It’s just tough. … These are the things that are very difficult. Things come up that are out of your control and takes away what you love and what you want to do.”Marrone offered Gunter a position on his staff once “this very tough period calms down.” Gunter signed a three-year, $18 million contract in free agency after spending his first five years in the league with Arizona.“I told him, ‘Hey, get everything (settled). There’s a lot going on. We have all the support here for you. We don’t want you to feel like you’re left out alone,’” Marrone said. “That’s a credit to obviously (general manager) Dave (Caldwell) and Shad (Khan), ownership, to have that kind of understanding in a league at times that is business-oriented and, for lack of a better term, sometimes cutthroat.“I feel proud that we’re doing the right thing.”Marrone also announced Monday that tight end Josh Oliver broke a bone in his left foot while running a day earlier and will have surgery Tuesday. A third-round pick in 2019, Oliver missed 12 games as a rookie because of hamstring and back issues. He finished with three receptions for 15 yards.“You just chalk it up to being a bad break,” Marrone said. “He was in shape. He was doing really well. We were real excited. He’s devastated, obviously, because it shows that he put a lot of working in coming in.”The Jags signed oft-injured tight end Tyler Eifert in free agency and have James O’Shaughnessy returning from a 2019 knee injury, so they have depth at that position.They’re running out of options along the defensive front, though.Veterans Al Woods and Lerentee McCray opted out because of the coronavirus pandemic. Second-year pro Dontavius Russell (hip) and fellow defensive tackle Brian Price (knee) were hurt in the opening days of camp and placed on injured reserve.Jacksonville also is without rookie pass-rusher K’Lavon Chaisson (hamstring) and defensive end Yannick Ngakoue (contract dispute).“Some of these young guys that we have, have to step up, and we have to get them ready to go,” Marrone said, adding that the team could find help by signing players cut by other teams or via potential trades.Gunter saw several heart specialists in the last three weeks and was told if he continues to play football with his condition he could possibly rupture or tear his aorta, which could cause death or a severe stroke.He added that surgery was an option, but his aorta isn’t large enough to meet the criteria. So he walked away from football for now — quite possibly for good.Jernigan visited last week, signed Monday and was on the practice field an hour later in a No. 98 jersey — the same one he watched John Henderson don as a kid growing up in Jacksonville and nearby Lake City.“I was glad I was able to come out and start knocking the rust off a bit and getting acclimated to everything: the scheme, the climate, all that good stuff,” Jernigan said.Jernigan is the fourth defensive linemen to sign with Jacksonville in the last week or so, a string of injuries (along with a couple of opt outs) that have left Marrone in an all-too-familiar spot. Whether it’s bad luck or karma, Marrone said he’s never experienced anything like it during his nearly three decades of coaching.“Part of the challenge,” Marrone said.Image credits: AP WATCH US LIVE Associated Press Television News Last Updated: 18th August, 2020 09:06 IST More Bad Breaks For Jags With Gunter’s Heart, Oliver’s Foot Marrone has endured a three-year run of daunting setbacks, a lengthy list that includes losing four left tackles, four tight ends and a starting receiver — most of them early — in 2018, and then losing his starting quarterback during the opening series last season COMMENTcenter_img Written By FOLLOW US LIVE TV First Published: 18th August, 2020 09:06 ISTlast_img read more

Scholten says “there’s a little bit of unfinished business” as he launches second congressional run

first_imgSIOUX CITY — J.D. Scholten — the Democrat who came within three points of defeating Republican Congressman Steve King in 2018 — will run for congress again in 2020.  “We just fell a bit short at the end there, but it’s one of those things where we feel there’s a little bit of unfinished business.”Scholten released a campaign video ad Monday morning to make the announcement and held a campaign rally in his hometown of Sioux City last night.  A rematch with King is not certain. King faces three G-O-P challengers in the fourth congressional district, although King could run as an independent candidate in November of next year if King loses the June Primary.Republicans hold a voter registration edge of 70-thousand in the fourth congressional district. In 2018, Scholten won the six largest counties in district and performed better than any previous Democrat who’s challenged King. “We had a very positive message and tried to just bring everybody into our campaign and not write anybody off and I think the biggest success was getting ‘Sioux City Sue’ — our Winnebago RV out and just tour the whole district at least three times, in some counties five times,” Scholten said. “We wanted to show the contrast because King hadn’t done that in a few years.”During an interview Monday morning, Scholten said his heart goes out to the victims of the mass shootings in Texas and Ohio — and he expressed support for expanded background checks for gun purchases.  “Americans can’t hardly agree on anything any more and when 97 percent of the people want to get something done and yet congress is not passing that, that’s a failure of our democracy,” Scholten said. “There’s this national narrative that it’s either the 2nd Amendment or gun safety, but that’s a false choice. We can have both.”Scholten’s announcement video ad — posted online Monday morning — was narrated by actor Kevin Costner.last_img read more

Man of the match in every Premier League game at the weekend, according to the stats

first_img REVEALED Oxlade-Chamberlain suffers another setback as Klopp confirms serious injury BEST OF But who were the stars in each of the games, according to WhoScored.com? Find out below. ADVICE Which teams do the best on Boxing Day in the Premier League era? Arsenal 1-1 Wolverhampton Wanderers REPLY Southampton 1-1 Watford Liverpool 2-0 Fulham Salomon Rondon (Newcastle) – 8.46/10 Lewis Dunk (Brighton) – 8.70/10 REVEALED Crystal Palace 0-1 Tottenham Hotspur Salomon Rondon was a star performer for Newcastle 10 Chelsea 0-0 Everton 10 Latest Football Stories shining 10 Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions Berahino hits back at b******t Johnson criticism – ‘I was in a dark place at Stoke’ Son ban confirmed as Tottenham fail with appeal to overturn red card Manolo Gabbiadini (Southampton) – 7.83/10 MONEY 10 Huddersfield Town 1-1 West Ham United RANKED 10 Premier League Team of the Season so far, including Liverpool and Leicester stars Bernardo Silva (Manchester City) – 8.68/10 huge blow Where Ancelotti ranks with every Premier League boss for trophies won Manchester City 3-1 Manchester United 10 Andrew Robertson (Liverpool) – 8.16/10 10 Leicester City 0-0 Burnley Forbes list reveals how much Mayweather, Ronaldo and Messi earned this decade Juan Foyth (Tottenham) – 7.93/10 Eden Hazard (Chelsea) – 7.77/10 Cardiff City 2-1 Brighton and Hove Albion Ronaldo warned Lukaku how hard scoring goals in Serie A would be before Inter move Wilfred Ndidi (Leicester) – 7.96/10 Steve Mounie (Huddersfield) – 7.81/10 10 10 10 Newcastle United 2-1 Bournemouth Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade You can’t beat a brilliant round of Premier League fixtures like the one we’ve just seen.Full of great team performances, like Manchester City’s in their 3-1 victory over rivals Manchester United, and individual showings like Juan Foyth who continues to impress for Tottenham and got his first goal for the club against Crystal Palace. 10 no dice Matt Doherty (Wolves) – 7.56/10last_img read more