Six points separate top three drivers as West Liberty show is next for Deery Series

first_imgSpectator admission is $18 for adults, $15 for seniors and teens, and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.  Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Saturday. Hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. The Saturday show will be the 498th in series history. The tour headlines opening night of the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway on Sept. 2 before wrapping up its 33rd season at 34 Raceway in West Burlington on Sept. 21 and at Davenport Speedway on Sept. 28. Justin Kay has owned West Liberty Raceway, winning eight of the 14 Deery events held there since 2013. Consistent Andy Eckrich has four top-five finishes through the first seven events of the season and brings the series point lead to town. Joel Callahan and Matt Ryan have each won once and sit four and six points out of first, respectively.center_img The Saturday, Aug. 24 IMCA Late Model tour feature pays $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start.  WEST LIBERTY, Iowa – The points race going into the night is every bit as close as the racing will be when the Deery Brothers Summer Series travels to West Liberty Raceway this weekend. Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Andy Eckrich, Oxford, 318; 2. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 314; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 312; 4. Curt Martin, Independence, 289; 5. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 285; 6. Joe Zrostlik, Long Grove, and Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, both 273; 8. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, 271; 9. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, 249; 10. Justin Kay, Wheatland, 217; 11. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, 200; 12. Brian Harris, Davenport, 196; 13. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 191; 14. John Emerson, Waterloo, 185; 15. Eric Pollard, Peosta, 163; 16. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 160; 17. Tommy Elston, Keokuk, 154; 18. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 139; 19. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 137; 20. Terry Neal, Ely, 117.last_img read more

The Latest: NFL and Players Coalition donating millions

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The NFL and the Players Coalition are donating more than $3 million to seven areas significantly affected by the new coronavirus. As part of the league’s Inspire Change program, a donation of $3,050,000 will be sent to health systems, individual hospitals, and non-profit organizations in Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Detroit, Washington, and impacted regions of Florida and Louisiana.“We know that during this difficult time, our minority and low-income communities are struggling disproportionately with the impact of COVID-19,” said Players Coalition co-founder and former NFL star Anquan Boldin. “Communities in Detroit, Chicago, Baltimore and more are getting hit hard right now, and we want to do our part in ensuring these areas have even the basic needs. We are glad we can partner with the NFL to support the organizations who are on the ground providing for these families.”___Syracuse men’s basketball coach Jim Boeheim and football coach Dino Babers are taking voluntary pay cuts to help the university cope with the drain of financial resources due to the new coronavirus pandemic.Also taking the voluntary 10% pay cuts are women’s basketball coach Quentin Hillsman, men’s lacrosse coach John Desko, and women’s lacrosse coach Gary Gait. April 20, 2020 The Latest: NFL and Players Coalition donating millions The Professional Fighters League has canceled its upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic and plans to resume in spring 2021.The mixed martial arts promotion was expected to begin competition in May. The competition format includes a regular season, a postseason and a championship event, making it unique in MMA. Last year, the promotion staged six regular-season events, three playoff events and a championship event on New Year’s Eve.CEO Peter Murray says the PFL will pay its fighters a monthly cash stipend to help support them and their families throughout 2020.The 2021 season will be distributed on ESPN platforms in the U.S. and to 160 countries by the league’s international media partners. The PFL said it will produce new programming across ESPN and PFL platforms for the rest of this year.___ The Spanish government says it has reached a deal with the country’s soccer league and federation for teams to return to practice.The government has not provided a timetable or given any other detail about when practice would resume. It says it will depend on the evolution of the coronavirus pandemic and on decisions by health authorities.The government says strict protocols will have to be followed when teams begin training again. The Spanish league and the federation have created health protocols for the return to training.The league says the competition is not expected to resume until the end of May at the earliest and games will be in empty stadiums at first.Government officials and the presidents of the league and the federation met for nearly eight hours this weekend. Bremen senator Anja Stahmann chaired the call. She says resumption would require “the strictest hygienic and medical conditions.”The last top-level soccer game in Germany was played on March 11 but clubs have been pushing to resume the season in empty stadiums.Clubs are facing financial shortfalls without revenue from broadcast deals and sponsors.___New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says there is a chance for large public gatherings later in the summer, which could lead to games at Yankee Stadium and the Mets’ Citi Field. De Blasio announced Monday that parades and city-permitted events had been canceled through June because of the novel coronavirus but said progress in fighting the pandemic will determine what is allowed after that.“For all of us sports fans, we’re asking this question, can our leagues come back in 2020, at all? I think this is an area where we don’t know yet,” he said during a news conference. “I’m taking what I think is a cautious, steady approach to how we reopen New York City. And we have to always plan on the worst-case scenarios. We have to protect ourselves. But there’s also better-case scenarios that could come along and could get proven that might open up possibilities for later on, late in the summer, going into the fall. There may be opportunities.”___The family that owns the Minnesota Vikings has increased its donations to COVID-19-related causes to more than $5 million.New York and New Jersey residents Zygi, Mark and Lenny Wilf announced Monday that the bulk of the money has been earmarked to support health care workers, the elderly, food banks, social service organizations and Jewish philanthropic causes in New York, New Jersey, Minnesota and Israel. Manchester City striker Sergio Aguero has been using some of his spare time in lockdown to teach British kids how to speak Spanish.The Argentina international has been signed up by the BBC as part of its home-schooling initiative while educational establishments are closed during the coronavirus pandemic.Aguero is teaching kids how to count in Spanish. His lessons became available on a day kids in Britain would have usually returned to school after the Easter holidays.Aguero says “it’s a tough time for children at the moment, and also for parents trying to keep them focused on their education from home.”Aguero hasn’t played a competitive match since March 8 because soccer is shut down in England and across most of the world during the outbreak.center_img Associated Press The government says the league and the federation have agreed to use part of the money from soccer television rights to help other sports in Spain. It says they will also create a contingency fund of 10 million euros ($10.8 million) to aid more vulnerable athletes.___Contingency planning for the men’s Twenty20 World Cup will be among the topics for discussion when the heads of the top cricketing nations hold a specially convened meeting this week about the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the sport.The chief executives of the International Cricket Council’s 12 full members and three associate representatives also will discuss the rescheduling of series, the program of future tours and the key factors behind the resumption of international cricket on Thursday’s conference call.The T20 World Cup is scheduled for Oct. 18-Nov. 15 in Australia. It is cricket’s biggest global tournament this year and hasn’t yet been called off. Syracuse Chancellor Kent Syverud announced the austerity moves in a letter Monday morning to students and faculty. He said the university has been hit with more than $35 million in unplanned expenses and unrealized revenue.All new capital projects also have been placed on hold, except for the renovation of the Carrier Dome. The $118 million project includes a new permanent roof for the home of the school’s football, basketball, and lacrosse teams.___Regional government officials in Germany have discussed sports and the coronavirus pandemic on a conference call and say soccer could resume in mid-May.A summary published by the city of Bremen says “continuing play in the soccer Bundesliga … is considered justifiable from the middle or end of May as per the current state of discussions.” Among the organizations receiving help are United Way Worldwide, the New Jersey Pandemic Relief Fund, RWJBarnabas Health, Jewish Federations of North America, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, University of Minnesota Masonic Children’s Hospital, Second Harvest Heartland, Minnesota Disaster Recovery Fund for Coronavirus and Vikings.1rmg.com.“We are focused on trying to provide as many resources as possible to meet their needs and assist some of the most vulnerable populations during this unprecedented time,” Vikings owner/chairman Zygi Wilf said.The family made an initial donation of $500,000 last month.United Way Worldwide is one of six national charitable organizations recommended by the NFL as part of its Draft-A-Thon fundraising campaign tied to this week’s NFL draft.___ He adds that “there will be no use by sportspeople of testing capacity which would be missed elsewhere.”No top league games have been played since March 11.The German league has been more bullish than other major European competitions about the chances of resuming in May or June with widespread coronavirus tests for players. That push is partly driven by fears that several clubs face financial collapse without TV and sponsorship money.German state and local officials could potentially veto games in their areas. Keller says unified rules for soccer around the country would help clubs “quickly and without bureaucracy.”___ ICC chief executive Manu Sawhney says the organization is continuing to “take advice from experts and authorities” about the T20 tournament.Sawhney says there is a need to “share knowledge and … build a deep understanding of what it will take to resume international cricket.”___The president of the German soccer federation says resuming league play will not mean taking resources away from healthcare workers amid the coronavirus pandemic.Fritz Keller writes in Kicker magazine “we guarantee that resuming play … will not cause a burden for the healthcare system.” ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Gay easily advances in 200m in bid for sprint double

first_imgTyson Gay, back on the track hours after his world leading 9.75 seconds in the 100 meters, comfortably advanced through the opening round of the 200 meters at the U.S. world championships trials in Des Moines, Iowa on Saturday.“I am not trying to be Superman,” said Gay, who clocked a wind-assisted 20.14 seconds in his bid to run a sprint double at the August 10-18 championships in Moscow.Although he managed only a couple hours’ sleep after his speedy 100 meters win over Olympic bronze medalist Justin Gatlin, Gay told reporters: “After I warmed up this morning I decided to go ahead (and run) because I am healthy. That’s the key.”His time was the third fastest behind Isiah Young (20.09) and Curtis Mitchell (20.11). All were wind-assisted.Gatlin, who is nursing a strained hamstring, chose not to run the 200.“9.8 on a leg and a half is good enough for me,” Gatlin said of his 100 meters time. The 200m semi-finals and finals are on Sunday, the concluding day of the meeting.last_img read more

Mirza Bašić is the new player of FK ”Olimpic”

first_imgYoung B&H football player Bašić has signed a two year contract with FK ”Olimpic”. Bašić went through all the youth selections of FK ” Sarajevo” and won the double crown in junior category. FK ”Sarajevo” offered him a professional contract that he refused to sign because of bad conditions, and that is why he went to the Czech Republic and signed a three year contract with FK ”Pribram”.After two seasons in the Czech league, Bašić decided he does not want to play there anymore and he took the offer of FK ”Olimpic”.last_img read more

GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S, CONVOY

first_imgThere will be bingo in the hall on Tues at 9. Club Lotto results AM,CN,WW,WD 4 with 2 counties Bill Meehan,Luke Harkin Convoy Mary Bonar,Eugene Mc Namee Drumkeen Next weeks Jackpot €1350No senior or Reserve Games took place this week.Well done to u8 who took part in blitz in MacCumhaill Park. The Senior ladies were well beaten by Glenfin in the first round of the Senior Championship next leg away to Glenfin on Wed evening.u16 Girls training @ 3 on tues Please make every effort to attend as your Games will be starting soonU13/14/15 boys training continue at 6.30 mon evening .Best of luck to Caoimhe Browne and the County u 16 girls playing in the Ulster final this weekend Venue and Time TBC GAA NEWS: ST MARY’S, CONVOY was last modified: July 23rd, 2012 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:St Marys GAA club noteslast_img read more