Montezuma County hosts July 5 Jim Henry Memorial

first_imgCORTEZ, Colo. – The Saturday, July 5 Jim Henry Memorial follows regular weekly racing on Independence Day at Montezuma County Fairgrounds Speedway. All applicable IMCA points will be awarded both days. On Saturday, IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds race for $750 to win with 15 or more entries. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars are guaranteed $500 to win, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods $300 to win, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks $150 to win and Mach-1 Sport Compacts $80 to win.Entry fees for Saturday’s pill draw/redraw show are $25 for the Modifieds, $20 for Stock Cars and $10 for Southern SportMods.Pit gates at Cortez open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. both days. Hot laps follow the 7 p.m. drivers’ meeting with racing at approximately 8 p.m.Spectator admission is $10 for adults, $5 for kids ages 5-12 and free for ages four and under. Pit passes are $30.More information is available by calling 505 419-2782.Henry had helped build the race track.last_img read more

McIlroy eyes more of the same

first_img Press Association McIlroy fired five birdies in a row on his way to breaking 70 for the first time on the PGA Tour in 2015, only for Hoffmann to extend his advantage by adding a 65 to his opening 66 at Bay Hill. Hoffmann’s halfway total of 131 was just one shot outside the tournament record set by Adam Scott last year, although the Australian famously failed to convert a seven-shot halfway lead after opening rounds of 62 and 68. Rory McIlroy admitted he would need more of the same over the weekend after a second round of 66 was not enough to move closer to leader Morgan Hoffmann in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. At 13 under par the 25-year-old was three shots clear of defending champion Matt Every, who also had five birdies in a row in his 66, Harris English and Henrik Stenson, the Swede covering the back nine in just 30 shots in his 66. American Ben Martin was four off the lead after a 67, with McIlroy another shot back alongside New Zealand’s Danny Lee – whose 64 was the lowest round of the day – and Sweden’s David Lingmerth. McIlroy, who missed the cut in the Honda Classic and finished ninth in the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Doral, needed to save par from greenside bunkers three times to cover the back nine in 34 after birdies on the 10th and 16th. However, the four-time major winner clicked into top gear after the turn, holing from 18 feet on the second, six feet on the third and seven feet on the fourth before a superb approach to the fifth left him just inches from the hole. The 25-year-old then got up and down from another bunker on the par-five sixth for his fifth straight birdie and the streak only came to an end when he narrowly missed from 35 feet on the next. “At that point it feels pretty easy,” McIlroy told the Golf Channel. “You are trying to just keep it going, you can feel the momentum building and going with you.” McIlroy’s only bogey of the day came after a miscued drive led to him finding yet more sand on the eighth, but the Open champion will have been happy with his progress in his last competitive outing before attempting to become the sixth player to complete the career grand slam by winning the Masters next month. “It would have been nice to finish the round off a little better, but it’s still a good score and sets me up for the weekend. Each day I am feeling more comfortable, especially on the greens, and w e got the best of the greens being out early,” added McIlroy, who had dinner with tournament host Arnold Palmer on Thursday evening. “I’m happy with how I putted today and will need to putt like that over the weekend to have a chance.” Hoffmann, who had eight birdies in 11 holes from the third, discovered before his opening round that his 97-year-old grandmother had died and plans to attend a memorial service for her in Fort Lauderdale on Saturday. “There are times in your life when you really get hit by something and that was yesterday for me,” Hoffmann told Sky Sports 4. “And it helped me appreciate life and being out here, enjoying the weather and playing golf. I am living my dream so I can’t be happier.” Asked about trying to win his first PGA Tour title this weekend, he added: “I’m really not going to think about it or look at any scores. Just going to try and hit the middle of the greens and stick to my plan.” Stenson has finished fourth in his last two events and told Sky Sports 4: “It’s always good to be up there and I have a long-term plan and goal to prepare for the Masters. I want to get into contention as much as I can. “I was not mentally where I wanted to be on the front nine so I am really happy with the way I turned things around. I got rewarded for staying patient.” last_img read more

Cricket News Cameron Bancroft says David Warner encouraged him to tamper with the ball in Newlands Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Melbourne: Cameron Bancroft, whose ban following the ball-tampering scandal in Cape Town against South Africa ends shortly, revealed that it was David Warner, who encouraged him to tamper with the ball and he did it since he wanted to “fit in” and feel “valued” in the team.  Bancroft was handed a nine-month ban while Warner and then skipper Steve Smith were handed one-year bans by Cricket Australia in exemplary punishment for their role in ball-tampering scandal in March this year.  “Dave (Warner) suggested to me to carry the action out on the ball given the situation we were in the game and I didn’t know any better,” Bancroft said in an interview, conducted by former cricketer Adam Gilchrist for Fox Cricket. “I didn’t know any better because I just wanted to fit in and feel valued really. As simple as that,” Bancroft said.   However, he also admitted that he was guided by his own distorted values in making the horrendous decision. “The decision was based around my values, what I valued at the time and I valued fitting in? you hope that fitting in earns you respect and with that, I guess, there came a pretty big cost for the mistake.”Read More | How Virat Kohli holds a crucial edge in Boxing Day Test vs Australia?Bancroft was candid enough to own up the mistake he made.  Read More |  Agarwal, Vihari achieve a 1st for India in Boxing Day after 500 Tests”I take no other responsibility but the responsibility I have on myself and my own actions because I am not a victim. I had a choice and I made a massive mistake and that is what is in my control.” However, while introspecting what would have happened if he had refused Warner’s suggestion, the 26-year-old Bancroft said he may have buried himself under the doubt that probably he did not put team’s interest before him.  “I would have gone to bed and I would have felt like I had let everybody down. I would have felt like I had let the team down. I would have left like I had hurt our chances to win the game of cricket.”It has been a tough road to redemption for Bancroft and he feels it’s the best time for Cricket Australia to bring about a change.“The reason why it was painful is because the truth hurts. Maybe in that review there was some truths that were pretty hard to accept. What does that bring? It brings an amazing opportunity to do something about it. Only Cricket Australia will know if they are being true to themselves, to be able to own up to some of those recommendations. If they can look at themselves in the mirror and be really content and be really peaceful, and proud of the direction they’re going, that’s OK. If they aren’t, like me, that value will always come undone won’t it? It will present itself in the face to you and you’ll have to learn another lesson,” Bancroft said. last_img read more

Cricket News This Woman Cricketer Breaks Sachin Tendulkar’s 30-Year-Old World Record, India Thrash West Indies

first_imgNew Delhi: For 30 years, Sachin Tendulkar had held the world record for being the youngest player to score an international half-century. However, on November 9, 2019, the record was finally broken by a 15-year-old woman cricketer from Haryana who is making giant strides. During the first Twenty20 International between India and West Indies at the Darren Sammy stadium in St Lucia, 15-year-old Shafali Verma from Rohtak, Haryana smashed 73 off 49 balls to help India register a convincing win against the current World T20 champions West Indies. At 15 years and 286 days, Shafali broke the record of Tendulkar who smashed 59 during the Faisalabad Test against Pakistan in 1989 at the age of 16 years and 214 days.Things only got better for Shafali as she shared a record 143-run stand with Smriti Mandhana which was the highest-ever for India in the history of the Twenty20 International format for women. This bettered the 130 scored by Thirush Kamini and Punam Raut against Bangladesh in 2013. It was also the 14th highest overall, and eighth highest for the first wicket in T20Is.Shafali, who had scored 46 in her career’s second T20I against South Africa at Surat last month, exploded in the second over, smashing Shakera Selman for two fours and a six. She then launched an assault on Chinelle Henry, crossing the fence four times before depositing one at the stands in the fourth over. The result was that she had raced away to an 18-ball 43 at the end of the powerplay. Shafali and Mandhana took India past the 100-mark in 10 overs. Shafali was the first to go when she was dismissed by Shakera Selman in the 16th over. Harmanpreet Kaur then produced a 13-ball 21, while Veda Krishnamurthy provided the late charge with a 7-ball 15 to take India to a challenging score. For the hosts, Selman and Anisa Mohammad snared two wickets each, while Hayley Mathews conceded 39 runs from her four overs and Chinelle Henry bled 26 from the only over she bowled as India finished on 185/4.Also Read | Smriti Mandhana Breaks Virat Kohli’s ODI Record, Helps India Win Series Against West IndiesChasing 186 to win, West Indies struggled to stitch partnerships with Shermaine Campbelle top-scoring with a 34-ball 33. Pacer Shikha Pandey (2/22), spin duo of Radha Yadav (2/10) and Poonam Yadav (2/24) claimed two wickets each, while both Deepti Sharma (1/15) and Pooja Vastrakar (1/21) accounted for one wicket as West Indies were restricted to 101/ 9 as India won by 84 runs. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Rayner is signed as Dalrymple goes

first_imgJamie Dalrymple has left Middlesex, who have completed the signing of Ollie Rayner on a three-year contract.Dalrymple made two championship hundreds after returning to the club in May, the first being an innings that helped guide Middlesex to a crucial victory over Surrey at Guildford.He also claimed vital wickets in the same match and the game that followed against Derbyshire at Lord’s.AdChoices广告“His contribution on and off the field was invaluable. With the bat he scored vital runs at crucial times and he also claimed important wickets,” said Middlesex managing director of cricket Angus Fraser.“I have seen very few cricketers more committed or harder working than Jamie and during his time with Middlesex he set the right example to the rest of the squad.“His leadership experience was valuable too, helping to get a young side over the line when things got a little tight at the end of the season.“However, his passion lies in leadership and man-management roles and these are not positions that are currently available at Middlesex.”Dalrymple said: “I’d like to thank Middlesex and Angus Fraser for the opportunity to return to play this season after the difficulties I had last winter.“Cricket has been my passion for many years now and my experiences so far have shown me how much I relish the challenges of leadership and management. Unfortunately that opportunity is unavailable at this time.“I now have a chance to consider whether I want to keep playing, to look for a leadership role within the game or to move on to something completely different.”Rayner had two spells on loan from Sussex last season and was an important player for Middlesex as they won promotion.His return comes the day after the club handed Adam London a contract until the end of next season and signed bowler Gurjit Sandhu on a two-year professional deal.Fraser said: “Ollie is an exciting and talented young cricketer who contributes with bat, ball and in the field. He made an extremely positive impression during the loan periods he spent with us and we are delighted to have him on board.“Ollie has presence on a cricket field and works extremely hard at his game. As with all young cricketers there is work to be done but he has the potential to be an extremely fine all-round cricketer. We are all looking forward to working with him on a full-time basis.” www.twitter.com/westlondonsportlast_img read more

Jacobs leads Trojans with passion and humility

first_imgSophomore guard Julian “Juju” Jacobs says that his team’s struggles over his two years with the program have been one of the toughest times of his career.The road has, indeed, been tough for the Trojans, who are 10-18 overall and 2-14 in conference play, putting them at dead last in the Pac-12, though there seems to be at least one guiding light through Jacobs.Born and raised in Las Vegas, Nevada, JuJu is a product of the east side of the city. Standing 6’4, he is one of the most athletic and explosive point guards one will encounter at the Division 1 level. Jacobs prepped at Desert Pines High School, a basketball powerhouse in Las Vegas.In his junior year of high school, he began to make a name for himself, leading the Jaguars to a state title run but ultimately falling short. In his senior year, however, he came back with a vengeance, leading the Jaguars to a state championship with a 27-3 record, averaging 16.2 points, 6.9 rebounds, 5.5 assists and 3.2 steals per game — leading the team in all categories.As a result of his spectacular season, he was named to the All-State team and the Las Vegas Review-Journal Player of the Year.Despite these accolades, Jacobs is one of the most humble athletes one could ever encounter. Well-mannered and soft-spoken, Jacobs usually keeps to himself, preferring to just “handle [his] business”.Jacobs is not the type of athlete that you will catch at the upcoming party or on the social scene, but rather in the gym working hard on his craft to achieve his goal of one day playing in the NBA.He learned to play basketball from one of his close friends when he was a young kid and Jacobs recalled his friend being cocky and arrogant, saying that “it worked for him because that was his personality.”At the same time, he remembered seeing people’s negative reaction to his friend’s cockiness, so he made it a point to be a low-key person who never said a word while playing basketball; but always got the job done, and thus far, it has worked for him.Jacob’s agility and dynamic hustle on the court positions him to have a promising career. Through his transition from high school to the college game, he has learned to be a more cerebral player, as he describes it.“A huge transition for me at first, you know, from my freshman year, was the physicality and the pace of the game,” Jacobs said.His acute knowledge of the game is what has enabled him to learn and adjust to different positions, as well as build team chemistry. While Jacobs may put in the extra time to work on enhancing his play as an individual, his leadership sheds light on his true character.This past summer, Jacobs stayed at USC to perfect his craft. His teammates and coaches quickly took notice of his hard work and dedication to greatness, awarding him the position of team captain in only his second year with the team.“I don’t want to say it fell into my hands but there was definitely an opportunity for me to take on that role because there was a large group of freshman coming in and I was one of the staples from last year,” Jacobs said. “I honestly worked my butt off this summer and I felt like I deserved it.”Staying true to his character, Jacobs claimed how humbling and gratifying it was to be recognized for his efforts so early on in his career at USC.The Trojans’ season is nearly over, and though they won’t go anywhere this year, they have a core group filled with young talent, and a good group of recruits coming in next year.In the face of such adversity, one would think a player of such talent would get fed up and transfer to a place where he feels he could compete and contend, but not Jacobs.“I think the most important thing is to have the support system, certain friends and family that always keep you going and remind you why you’re there,” Jacobs said.Jacobs is, indeed, here to stay and with his talent and positive attitude at the helm, Trojan’s basketball team can only go up from here.Beyond USC, Jacobs noted that he definitely has aspirations of playing in the NBA.“I’ve always been a firm believer [that] if you’re really confident in your Plan A and you do everything to make that happen, it’ll come to fruition,” Jacobs said. “So, not that I’m banking on going to the NBA but I just strongly believe that I will play in the NBA one day and through that I’ll meet people I couldn’t even dream of meeting and so through basketball find something [more impactful] down the road.”In the long run, Jacobs hopes to make an impact larger than himself.Using basketball as a platform, he hopes to give back to young black males from his hometown of Las Vegas.“I feel like when you’re on a stage like the NBA, you have a voice, and I always felt like I could connect with any kind of people and so like I said, [I] just [want to] find something applicable after basketball — through basketball actually.”With the  talent and humility of Jacobs at the forefront of the program, the Trojan’s future looks very bright.last_img read more

Florida guard Isis Young to transfer to Syracuse women’s basketball

first_img Related Stories Nation’s leading scorer reportedly transfers to Syracuse women’s basketballInside Brittney Sykes’ decision to return to SyracuseMettus: Syracuse needs to continue momentum from NCAA tournament runSyracuse’s magical run falls 1 game short of title in 82-51 loss to Connecticut Published on May 25, 2016 at 9:11 am Contact Jon: jrmettus@syr.edu | @jmettus Florida guard Isis Young is transferring to Syracuse, per NYG Hoops Report. iExcel Basketball president Walter Welsh confirmed the move to Bret McCormick of ASGR Basketball. The 5-foot-7 New Jersey native redshirted her freshman season with the Gators to rehab a torn ACL. Young averaged 2.1 points in 15 games (no starts) for Florida this past season — her redshirt freshman year.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter sitting out the 2016-2017 season, she’ll have two years of eligibility left. Young was ranked as the No. 10 guard in the country by HoopGurlz coming out of high school.She is the second transfer Syracuse has added for the 2017-2018 season. The Orange also added Wagner guard Jasmine Nwajei, who led the nation in scoring.Syracuse is coming off the best season in program history that ended in a national championship game loss to Connecticut. After the 2016-2017 season, the Orange will have to replace starting guards Alexis Peterson, Brittney Sykes and forward Isabella Slim. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Thurles Sarsfields in Munster action next weekend.

first_imgSarsfields now go on to face Clare champions Cratloe next weekend in the Munster Club semi final.Sundays game in Cusack Park in Ennis will be broadcast live here on Tipp FM. Thurles Sarsfields are celebrating, after becoming the County Senior Hurling champions yesterday.They dominated Sunday’s final against last year’s champions Loughmore-Castleiney, with Michael O’ Brien and Pa Bourke scoring their goals in a 2-22 to 3-11 victory at Semple Stadium.That sealed the 33rd time that Sarsfields have lifted the Dan Breen Cup.last_img read more

Mikel Rejects Mega Deal to Leave Chelsea

first_imgThe 29-year-old instead decided to remain at Chelsea to play himself back to reckoning after initially sitting out in the early periods of the season when Jose Mourinho was in charge.The arrival of Guus Hiddink after Mourinho’s sack has led to the Nigerian enjoying a healthy spell of first-team football, and he has 22 league appearances for the Blues this season.However, Mikel’s contract at Stamford Bridge runs out in 2017 though the player is reportedly hoping for an extension that will keep him in London after his 10-year stay with the Blues.All of that will probably be sorted out in the summer when Italian, Antonio Conte, takes charge as manager at Chelsea.Mikel had a decent outing in Chelsea’s 2-2 draw with London rivals Tottenham Hotspur at Stamford Bridge last night to end the Premiership ambition of the men from Northern part of the famous city.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Nigeria and Chelsea FC midfielder, John Mikel Obi, is believed to have turn down moves to have him join one of Turkish sides, Galatasaray and Fenerbahce, in January winter transfer.According to UK’s The Sun, Galatasaray had offered the Super Eagles player around £110,000 per week to leave Stamford Bridge as they look to pull the rug off the feet of their Turkish rivals in the race to land Mikel.If Mikel had accepted that offer, he would have pocketed around £5.7 million in a year.last_img read more

Shohei Ohtani wants to remain a two-way player despite injury issues

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 6th August, 2020 15:20 IST Shohei Ohtani Wants To Remain A Two-way Player Despite Injury Issues Shohei Ohtani still wants to be a two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels despite having another season cut short on the mound due to arm troubles. Written By Shohei Ohtani still wants to be a two-way player for the Los Angeles Angels despite having another season cut short on the mound due to arm troubles.Ohtani won’t pitch again this year after being shut down with a strained right forearm after an abbreviated outing Sunday.It was the second start of the season for the Japanese star since having Tommy John surgery in 2018.Ohtani said Wednesday if the Angels asked him to end his dream of being a two-way player, he would listen, but his preference is to continue on the path of pitching and being an everyday hitter.Ohtani has pitched in only three games since June 2018. LIVE TV Associated Press Television News center_img FOLLOW US WATCH US LIVE First Published: 6th August, 2020 15:20 IST SUBSCRIBE TO USlast_img read more