Brown celebrates birthday with West Liberty win

first_imgBy Jerry MackeyWEST LIBERTY, Iowa (July 8) – Saturday’s headliner at West Liberty Raceway was the 20-lap feature for the Performance Concepts IMCA Modifieds. The race took the green with veteran Brad Dubil leading the first several circuits around the super fast half-mile before Jarrett Brown shot by.Brown, who was racing on the eve of his 16th birthday, charged out to a comfortable race lead before a lap 17 caution. The caution put Brown’s teammate Derrick Stewart on his rear bumper for the restart. The two youngsters came off of turn four to the checkers side-by-side and Brown was able to hold off Stewart for a ½-car length win.The Out-Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Model 25-lap feature saw Chad Holladay chase down race leader Jonathan Brauns and make the pass for the lead as the race neared the halfway point. Holladay went on to score the win over Brauns and Denny Eckrich.Timmy Plummer scored the 15-lap feature win in the Weikert Iron & Metal IMCA Northern SportMods. Plummer advanced from a third row start early in the race and went on to take the win ahead of Dalton Simonsen and Cody Harris.David Brandies won a very tough battle in the Kile Motorsports IMCA Stock Car feature. Brandies was able to get to the point ahead of eventual second place finisher Johnny Spaw in the 15-lap main event.Jason Klerk de Reus proved to be the class of the field in the US 6 Bodyworks IMCA Sport Com­pacts. Klerk de Reus led the 10 lap feature flag-to-flag, taking the win over Alex Hayes and Jacob Smith.last_img read more

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Kenta Maeda pitches 7 scoreless innings as Dodgers edge Braves

first_imgThe Dodgers have gone 39-6 over their past 45 games, the best 45-game stretch in franchise history and the best in the majors since the New York Yankees also went 39-6 over a run in midseason of 1941.“Yes, I do feel the pressure. That’s the reality right now. We have a lot of really good pitchers who are producing,” Maeda said through his interpreter of the jockeying for position in the back of the Dodgers rotation.“You know, there’s only a limited amount of spots. It’s not in my power to influence that. What I try to do is make sure I produce every time I get the opportunity to do so.”He did that Tuesday by taking a no-hitter into the fifth inning and allowing just two singles in his seven innings. Over his past seven starts, Maeda has posted a 2.09 ERA with a 1.06 WHIP. The Dodgers have won six of the seven starts.But Hyun-Jin Ryu also pitched seven scoreless innings against the Giants on Sunday. Brock Stewart hasn’t given up an earned run in 16 2/3 innings this season. And Brandon McCarthy idles on the DL for now. ATLANTA >> A number of Dodgers pitchers follow the HBO series “Game of Thrones.” That’s good — it might prepare them for the cutthroat battle for territory ahead.The trade-deadline additions of Yu Darvish, Tony Watson and Tony Cingrani assure that the Dodgers’ most intense competition over the next two months will be internal, not from the rest of the National League.Right-hander Kenta Maeda has already spent most of this season like a man assigned to the middle seat on an airplane, fighting for an arm rest. He made his case for space Tuesday with seven scoreless innings against the Atlanta Braves as the Dodgers won again, 3-2.The win extends the Dodgers’ latest win streak to nine games — five of them have been one-run decisions, including the past three. They have won 20 of their past 22 games with the only two losses coming at the hands of the Braves at Dodger Stadium. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img The Dodgers might be a lock for the postseason. None of them is.“They’re making our decisions as an organization, as a ballclub much more difficult — which is a good thing,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said. “That’s what we expect from high-caliber starting pitching. And all throughout our roster, I think competition is a good thing. It brings out the best in guys.”The Dodgers offense backed Maeda with single runs in the third, fourth and fifth innings.Doubles by Yasiel Puig and Chris Taylor produced the first run. Cody Bellinger led off the fourth with his 29th home run of the season, moving him one closer to Mike Piazza’s franchise record for home runs by a rookie (35). And Puig manufactured a run in the fifth by leading off with a single, moving to second on a bunt by Maeda then scoring on a steal of third and wild throw by Braves catcher Tyler Flowers.“I think Yasiel thought he was invisible,” Roberts said. “He had a bad jump. But somehow Flowers threw it into left field.”That run proved decisive when Josh Ravin gave up a two-run home run to Johan Camargo in the eighth inning — a blunder that allowed Roberts to test one of his new bullpen options.Watson became the first of the Dodgers’ three trade-deadline acquisitions to make his debut when he replaced Ravin. Watson retired the side, stranding the tying run at third base when he got left-handed Freddie Freeman on a soft liner to third baseman Justin Turner.“He was good,” Roberts said. “I wanted to see him face Freeman there. That’s why we got him. For him to execute a fastball in on the hands was good to see.”last_img read more

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Kootenay takes it on the chin as Vancouver NE Chiefs sweep weekend BCMMHL series in Trail

first_imgWhen the Kootenay Ice plays to the top of its game the team can compete with any team in the B.C. Major Midget Hockey League.But if the Ice decides to take a game off, then don’t look now but the scored may hit double figures.The Ice experienced a little of both as the squad lost a pair of weekend BCMMHL games to the Vancouver Northeast Chiefs at the Cominco Arena in Trail.When the Ice competes the score was a respectable 7-5 affair.However, when the team has a flat game, the scored was not respectable at all as Van City bounced the Ice 11-0.Saturday, Kootenay looked to be surprisingly in control, leading 3-1 with time running out in the first period on goals by Jeremy McGregor of Christina Lake, Greyson Reitmeier of Nakusp and Castlegar’s Darren Medeiros.But a goal by Brandon Volpe with three seconds remaining in the frame gave Vancouver all the life it would need as the Chiefs out scored the Ice 5-2 en route to the win.Medeiros and John Skeet of Christina Lake completed the scoring for Kootenay.Jamie Waddington and Volpe scored twice while Adam Rockwood had five assists to lead the Vancouver attack.Sunday, the Chiefs struck for four first period goals on Ice goalie Brett Soles and never looked back.Soles played both games during the weekend as Kimberley Newell, Kootenay’s other goalies, was at the 2011 National Women’s Under-18 Championships in Saguenay, Que.Volpe led the Vancouver attack with four goals while Jace Hennig added a pair.The road doesn’t get any easier for 1-10-1 Kootenay as the squad travels to Burnaby to meet the Vancouver Northwest Giants Saturday and Sunday.The Giants, 7-3-2, are tied with the Chiefs for third spot in the [email protected]last_img read more

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LONGSHOT SI SAGE GOES GATE TO WIRE TO WIN GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES BY 2 ½ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH; CASSIDY TRAINEE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.48

first_imgTWO-DAY PICK SIX CARRYOVER INTO MONDAY OF $437,763; TOTAL PICK SIX POOL SHOULD APPROACH $2 MILLION ARCADIA, Calif. (May 29, 2016)–With Mike Smith at the controls, veteran Si Sage finally got a firm turf to run on and the 6-year-old French-bred did just that, as he seemingly relished a front-running trip en route to an authoritative 2 ½ length win in Sunday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Jim Cassidy and owned by Jed Cohen’s Red Baron’s Barn, LLC, Rancho Temescal and Vayaconsuerte, Si Sage, who was off at 11-1 in a field of 10 three year olds and up, got a mile and a quarter on turf in 1:59.48.“I thought it was a pretty fast dog (with regard to him telling Smith to ‘walk the dog’ during pre-race instructions) as I watched,” quipped Cassidy. “In between being on the outside and going down the hill (immediately after the start), that 47 half made me think we might be in trouble.“If he didn’t impress anybody today, shame on them. He certainly impressed me. I don’t think there’s any problem with him, no matter the distance. He’s just a very honest horse. (Former trainer) Darrell Vienna told me when he retired that this is a very nice horse and he couldn’t have been more right…It brings tears to your eyes to win a race named after such a great man, Charlie Whittingham. It brought a tear to my eye.”In his third start off a roughly one year layoff, Si Sage paid $25.00, $11.80 and $9.40. In winning the Whittingham, he improved his overall mark to 26-5-6-2 and with the winner’s share of $120,000, he increased his earnings to $381,795.“Jim told me he was going to run a big race today,” said Smith. “He got carried out a little bit when we were crossing the dirt (shortly after the start) and we went a bit quicker than I wanted to go, but in doing so he was well within himself, was comfortable, very relaxed and sometimes you’ve just got to let a fast horse be fast.”Although Si Sage carved out what appeared to be a legitimate fractions of 23.15, 47.02, 1:11.23 and 1:35.36, no one made a serious move from behind, including 7-5 favorite Bal a Bali, who appeared to be perfectly positioned while second turning for home, but flattened out through the drive and could only manage a fourth place finish.Completing the Whittingham exacta was another French-bred, Patentar, who swung three-wide turning for home, overtook the favorite inside the sixteenth pole and outran Montego Bay for the place. Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Patentar was off at 32-1 and paid $25.40 and $11.80.“I saved all the ground (early) and I decided ‘If I’m gonna win it, I’ve got to swing out and take a shot,’” said Quinonez. “I really happy with the way he ran.”Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, Montego Bay finished third, 1 ¼ lengths in front of Bal a Bali. Off at 20-1, he paid $10.60 to show.There is a two-day Pick Six carryover into Memorial Day, Monday at Santa Anita of $437,763. The total Pick Six pool on Monday is expected to approach the $2 million mark.First post time for a 10-race card on Monday is at 2 p.m. The Pick Six will begin with the fifth race and approximate post time for race five is at 4 p.m. PDT. Admission gates open at 11:30 a.m.last_img read more

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Chelsea v Everton line-ups: Matic returns, Pedro retained, three Everton changes

first_imgChelsea have made one change from the side which drew 2-2 against West Bromwich Albion, with Nemanja Matic replacing Oscar in the starting line-up.Cesc Fabregas starts in Oscar’s more advanced role, with Matic and John Obi Mikel providing the base in midfield.Pedro keeps his place, despite being taken off at half-time against the Baggies, with Kenedy, Ruben Loftus-Cheek and Loic Remy among the substitutes.Eden Hazard (groin) and Radamel Falcao (thigh) were ruled out before the game.Everton have made three changes, with Leighton Baines switching to right-back and John Stones reverting to centre-half.Bryan Ovideo, Kevin Mirallas and Aaron Lennon come in for Ramiro Funes Mori, Leon Osman and Gerard Deulofeu, who are all on an attacking-looking bench.Chelsea: Courtois; Ivanovic, Zouma, Terry, Azpilicueta; Mikel, Matic; Willian, Fabregas, Pedro; Costa. Subs: Begovic, Baba, Cahill, Loftus-Cheek, Kenedy, Oscar, Remy.Everton: Howard; Baines, Stones, Jagielka, Oviedo; Besic, Barry; Mirallas, Barkley, Lennon; Lukaku.Subs: Robles, Funes Mori, Cleverley, Osman, Deulofeu, Pienaar, Kone.See also:Lukaku has a point to prove but Chelsea should be too strong for EvertonChelsea v Everton: six key battlesChelsea v Everton: match preview, team news, facts and figuresFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

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Cong.-NCP leaders join Sena rank and file to offer tributes

first_imgSeveral leaders of the Congress and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) paid their respects to Shiv Sena founder Balasaheb Thackeray at Shivaji Park on his death anniversary on Sunday, apart from the entire rank and file of the Sena. Party MP Sanjay Raut once again said the State will soon have a chief minister from the Shiv Sena. The Sena is in talks with the Congress and NCP to possibly come together to form a government. Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray, along with wife, Rashmi, and sons Aaditya and Tejas, paid his respects to his father.From senior leaders Manohar Joshi, Subhash Desai, Neelam Gorhe and Mr. Raut, to Yuva Sena members and party workers, Shiv Sainiks flocked to the memorial. The Sena’s leader in the Assembly, Eknath Shinde, and party workers reached on foot from Dadar station. Senior NCP leaders Jayant Patil, Chhagan Bhujbal, Jitendra Awhad visited the memorial early in the day. Senior Congress leader Bhai Jagtap also paid his respects, saying he does so every year and there is nothing political about it.Social media tributesTroughout the day, thousands of people visited the memorial. Others, including celebrities, paid their respects on social media. NCP chief Sharad Pawar tweeted his respects to “the man who created a Marathi Manoos who celebrated regional pride, the man known for his oratory and eternally loved by his followers.” Raj remembersThough MNS chief Raj Thackeray, the Sena founder’s nephew, did not visit Shivaji Park, the official MNS Twitter handle tweeted a video with a montage of Bal Thackeray’s pictures. The MNS chief is heard narrating an anecdote of when the uncle and nephew had to reach Sena Bhavan. Since the Sena founder did not use a car with a red beacon, he refused to sit in the then mayor’s car and travelled by taxi, with the mayor’s car following it. Mr. Raut, when asked about talks with the Congress-NCP, told mediapersons, “Balasaheb’s dream of having a Sena CM will be fulfilled soon.”The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation had put up pandals, a stage, barricades and sheds, distributed food packets, and installed a sound system, lights, CCTV cameras, door-frame detectors and scanners.last_img read more

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UE coach Pumaren reveals bad bump breaks right leg

first_imgUE coach Derrick Pumaren. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.netUniversity of the East head coach Derrick Pumaren is usually a spryly man walking around the sideline with vigor and intensity that can match up to his players.Yet for some time Pumaren has been saddled with a cast wrapped around his right leg during the Red Warriors’ stint in the Filoil Flying V Preseason Premier Cup.ADVERTISEMENT Heart Evangelista admits she’s pregnant… with chicken Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Every 18 seconds someone is diagnosed with HIV View comments MOST READ Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games Despite the pain, Pumaren can’t help but joke around with his situation.“I can’t play one-on-one with my players now,” joked Pumaren. “Hopefully in two weeks’ time I’ll be up and driving.” BSP survey: PH banks see bright horizon amid dark global recession clouds What ‘missteps’? BREAKING: Cop killed, 11 hurt in Misamis Oriental grenade blast Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace: Duterte to hear out security execs on alleged China control of NGCP Cayetano dares Lacson, Drilon to take lie-detector test: Wala akong kinita sa SEA Games For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Pumaren on Wednesday said he dislocated his right patella when he accidentally bumped his leg while walking in his home.“The bone went through the other side of the leg, and I thought my skin would be punctured,” said Pumaren after UE beat Letran 81-77 at Filoil Flying V Centre. “I’m starting with my rehab now.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutPumaren said he’s limited with his movement and the most he can do is limp when he’s walking.“It takes time to stand up, but it’s still pretty hard to do it,” said Pumaren. “But I have to do my job.” Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES Amer drops 32 as Bolts take q’finals to deciderlast_img read more

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10 months agoMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract management

first_imgMourinho confidant slams Woodward over Man Utd contract managementby Paul Vegas10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveEladio Parames has launched an attack on Manchester United chief Ed Woodward after the dismissal of Jose Mourinho.Parames is close to Mourinho and been a long time confidant.”Here are two concrete examples of the fantastic work going on at Manchester United,” Parames wrote for Record.”If (Marouane) Fellaini, who was at the end of his contract, had been renewed in proper time, he would not cost half of what he costs today.”Mister Ed (Woodward) made him the third best-paid player in the entire squad.”And the same is happening with (David) De Gea, whose contract could already have been renewed a year or two ago.”But now, as his deal is at the end, if they want to continue with him they will have to pay a fortune.”What beautiful management this is.” TagsTransfersAbout the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your saylast_img read more

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Make summers trendy with prints

first_imgIn this fashion savvy world, most trends keep changing with time, but there are a few items in your wardrobe that can never be replaced – including denims, LBDs, prints. And, if we particularly talk about ‘prints’, they always stay with fashion and never fail to make a statement.No doubt, print individually is the safest style to opt for, but when styling it with other print (print on print trend), one really needs to be careful. According to style experts, pairing different patterns require an artistic vision, as it involves a lot of risk. That is why a lot of people are scared to experiment with such outfits. Though there are no listed rules to explore this trend, just make sure that they compliment one another. Also, summer is definitely the best season to flaunt fun print-on-print outfits. So, let’s see what all we can try to make our outfits stand out: Play safe and go for the most basic and universal print patterns like animal prints, stripes, geometrical patterns, polka dots, floral, checkered, etc. The most essential thing while experimenting with prints is to stay in the same colour family. As long as the prints have at least one colour in common, you can use contrasting colours. Match colours, not prints! If you want to make a bold choice of mixed pattern outfits, you have to be very careful with what you choose. To start with, keep in mind that some patterns don’t look good with one another. And, the simplest trick is to mix stripes with floral print. If you want to flaunt a mixed print outfit in a softer version you can add printed shoes, bags, and accessories to your regular outfit. One more way to don print this season is to pick pieces in vibrant colours. Eye-catching patterns in vivid colours will make the boldest outfits. These outfits are hard to miss and will surely catch eyeballs wherever you show up. Try the same print but in different sizes. One thing you can note is that graphic prints always match with each other. In this regard, you can also play with florals while matching your outfits; just go with bigger, more prominent ones. Though there is nothing wrong with combining prints from various categories, try to be subtle and make sure you don’t go over two prints at a time. Else, it will end up in a messy look and surely, that is not what we want, right? Speaking of the rules, the most important point is to be confident and comfortable in what you wear. So this Summer, pick the best prints, revamp your wardrobe and give major fashion goals to people around you.last_img read more

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