Spring Showcase set March 8, 9 at Canyon

first_imgBy Tony Steele  For more information, call 602 258-RACE or visit www.canyonspeedwaypark.com. Find us on Facebook and all of our social media accounts to stay updated with the latest from CSP! (Twitter – @racecsp ; Instagram – @canyonspeedwaypark). Join our Mailing List to stay up to date with all the latest news and special offers from CSP. Defending champions Chaz Baca Jr. (Modifieds), Speedy Madrid (SportMods) and George Fronsman (Stock Cars) will all look to get a jump start at defending their crowns. There will be an open practice for all divisions scheduled Thursday, March 7 at 6:30 p.m. Pit passes are $25 for adults and ages 11 & under free, as well as free general admission viewing. On Friday, the gates are scheduled to open at 5 p.m. with the first green flag at 7:30 p.m. Saturday will see gates at 5 p.m. and first green flag at 7 p.m.  Admission prices are $25 for adults. Seniors (60+) and military are $20 and children 11 and under are free! All-access pit passes are $40 for adults while ages 7-11 are $20 and six and under are free.  All minors under the age of 18 must have a minor release form filled out and notarized prior to entry into the pits. The form can be found on the front page of the track website. Free dry camping is allowed and encouraged at the facility.  PEORIA, Ariz. – The Spring Showcase will kick racing action off once again at Canyon Speedway Park for the 2019 season Friday and Saturday, March 8 and 9. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing point season will begin for the IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars with the big doubleheader.last_img read more

Other Sports Former top wrestler Andalkar dies in Pune hospital

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Mumbai: Well-known wrestler Ganpatrao Andalkar died on Sunday at a private hospital in Pune, his son said. He was 83.Andalkar, a former Olympian who took part in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics, had bagged the coveted “Hind Kesari” title in 1960.He also went on to clinch Gold and Silver medals in two different weight categories in the 1962 Jakarta Asian Games.“My father passed away at a hospital in Pune,” his son Abhijit told PTI.Also Read | Priyanka Chopra Celebrates Nick Jonas’ Birthday with cute PDA; Watch VideoAndalkar was also a recipient of the Arjuna award (1964) and the Maharashtra government’s ‘Shiv Chhatrapati Award’ in 1982 for his contribution to wrestling.Kaka Pawar, the coach of Commonwealth Gold medallist wrestler Rahul Aware, termed Andalkar’s contribution to wrestling in Maharashtra as notable.“He had notable contribution in wrestling in Maharashtra,” Pawar said. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgUpdate on the latest sports Bottas wins F1′s season-opening Austrian GP, Hamilton 4thSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas has won a chaotic season-opening Austrian Grand Prix which saw Formula One champion Lewis Hamilton finish fourth after getting a late time penalty. Hamilton’s penalty saw him drop from second to fourth on Sunday. That meant Charles Leclerc took second place for Ferrari and Lando Norris was third. The race was interrupted three times by a safety car and nine of 20 drivers abandoned. The Red Bulls of Max Verstappen and Alexander Albon both went out the race. F1 DRIVERS AGAINST RACISM Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditMLB-BRAVES-HERNANDEZFélix Hernandez opts out of 2020 seasonATLANTA (AP) — Former Cy Young winner Félix Hernández has opted out of the 2020 season, at least temporarily ending his bid to revive his career with the Atlanta Braves. — Washington Nationals manager Dave Martinez says two players out of 60 tested turned up positive for the novel coronavirus. Martinez says the two players took their tests Wednesday before reporting to Nationals Park and that some are still awaiting their results. Reliever Sean Doolittle minutes earlier lamented not having his COVID-19 test results back from Friday and implored baseball to “clean this up.”— The Chicago White Sox say two players have tested positive for COVID-19 and are in isolation. The team said Sunday that the two unidentified players are asymptomatic, and contact tracing for both was conducted. They are being monitored by team medical staff and will receive follow-up testing in the coming days. They will be allowed to return to baseball activities after they test negative twice and pass other appropriate COVID-19 protocols.MLB-INDIANS-FRANCONAIndians manager backs name changeCLEVELAND (AP) — Manager Terry Francona believes it’s time for the Cleveland Indians to change their nickname. Francona says the Indians should “move forward” and consider a new name. Braves manager Brian Snitker says the 34-year-old Hernández chose to skip the season due to the coronavirus pandemic. A six-time All-Star in 15 seasons with Seattle, the player known as King Felix needed a fresh start following 2019, his worst season. The decision was made after Hernández participated in workouts Friday and Saturday at Truist Park. The Braves announced Saturday that four-time All-Star first baseman Freddie Freeman, reliever Will Smith and two more Atlanta players tested positive for COVID-19.In other virus-related baseball developments: F1 Drivers all wear “End Racism” T-shirts, but 6 don’t kneelSPIELBERG, Austria (AP) — Valtteri Bottas kneeled holding the winners’ trophy at Formula One’s season-opening Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday and the podium trio held up a black T-shirt with “End Racism” written on it. That message was delivered before the race when all drivers wore that T-shirt. World champion Lewis Hamilton, the only black driver in F1, had Black Lives Matter on the front and End Racism on the back. But six drivers did not join Hamilton and 13 others in taking the knee. One of the six, Charles Leclerc, later tweeted that behavior in everyday life matters more than “formal gestures that could be seen as controversial in some countries.” He said his failure to take a knee doesn’t mean he’s “less committed than others in the fight against racism.” Hamilton has spoken widely about racism in recent weeks following the death in Minneapolis of George Floyd in May. July 5, 2020 The American League team has been called the Indians since 1915. On Friday, the team released a statement saying it was committed to determine a “best path forward with regard to our team name.” The move came hours after the NFL’s Washington Redskins announced plans to review their contentious logo and nickname. Last year, the Indians removed the much-criticized Chief Wahoo logo from their game worn caps and jerseys.In other news from baseball’s summer training:— Left-hander Andrew Heaney is expected to make his first opening day start for the Los Angeles Angels. Manager Joe Maddon confirmed his selection before the Angels’ third workout of summer camp. Los Angeles is expected to open the season July 24. The 29-year-old Heaney will be the Angels’ fourth different opening day starter in four years. He went 4-6 last season with a 4.91 ERA and 118 strikeouts while missing time with injuries to his left elbow and shoulder. F1-AUSTRIAN GPlast_img read more

IFC taking precautions for Welcome Back Nights

first_imgAs fraternities on The Row kick off their Welcome Back Nights events tonight, steps will be taken to ensure that participating houses follow guidelines to avoid a shutdown by the Department of Public Safety.Red cups · The Interfraternity Council has created risk management teams to help monitor Welcome Back Nights on Wed. and Thurs. – Photo Illustration by Jennifer Schultz | Daily Trojan New Interfraternity Council President Pat Lauer said one of his key focuses this semester is improving the risk management teams, which include members from each fraternity that are trained by DPS on how to control parties and what to do when certain potentially dangerous situations arise.The risk management program came as a response to the social ban placed on The Row last semester. The goals of the program revolve around the need for better cohesion between Greek members, USC students and authorities.“In the past, a huge problem has been transparency; there was no communication between DPS and the risk management teams,” Lauer said. “We have to show a legitimacy in our ability to self-govern, and I see bettering the risk management program as the way to go about achieving this.”Lauer said IFC will again employ measures that were implemented in the fall, after Welcome Back Nights was shut down in spring 2010.“The problems were the size [of the events] and unwelcomed guests,” Lauer said. “Last semester was our first time using a security company, and we had no incidents, so we decided to do the same thing again [this semester].”Security will be checking student IDs at the doors and making sure there is no congestion in the street. Music volume is to be kept at a minimum and if students are holding red cups outside of any fraternity, The Row risks being shut down, Lauer said.The risk management teams will also be doing walks around The Row along with DPS officials to ensure there is compliance with the rules.As in past semesters, hard alcohol will still be banned and the events will be limited to active fraternity members and USC guests that are invited, which will be left up to each house’s discretion.“The biggest thing for us is controlling Wednesday night,” Lauer said. “I’ve met with [DPS] Chief Thomas and he said they will probably shut down the whole Row on the second night if Wednesday goes poorly.”Lauer said the primary goal of the enforcement is to start off the semester on a good note, avoid social related incidents and keep everyone safe.“It is up to us to control these events so they can trust us to have [them] in the future,” he said.last_img read more

Julie Wambold’s calm demeanor in batter’s box leads to success at plate

first_img Published on March 5, 2015 at 12:09 am Contact Liam: lpsull01@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Julie Wambold stepped to the plate on Feb. 20 against Loyola Marymount with the game tied at three in the bottom of the seventh. Sammy Fernandez, representing the winning run, stood on second base.Head coach Leigh Ross thought to herself, “Just stay focused and trust,” knowing that Wambold had struggled with nerves in the past.Instead of panicking, the senior took a deep breath, counted to 10 and dug herself into the box. Wambold singled up the middle to give the Orange a walk-off win.“At first, I was nervous,” said Wambold, an SU catcher and second baseman. “But then I calmed myself down and got the job done.”Through 15 games so far this season Wambold has 12 RBIs, already halfway to what she put up in 46 games last year. A mainstay in the middle of Syracuse’s lineup since her freshman year, Wambold hopes to maintain her composure and timely hitting at the plate as Syracuse (7-8) travels to play three games against Virginia Tech (13-3, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) this weekend in its first conference matchups.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textEquipped with power and quick hands since first playing at Syracuse in 2012, Wambold’s relaxed mentality has been the main difference for her at the plate, Ross said. In the past, Wambold was harder on herself and was anxious to get hits, instead of having the patience to let the ball come to her at the plate.“I definitely feel more relaxed this year than I ever have before,” Wambold said, “and I’ve always hit in the middle of the lineup since I’ve been a little girl.”In the past, Wambold would lunge out with her front foot at incoming pitches, offsetting her stride and in turn, her balance, Ross said. She was still effective, but wasn’t optimizing her potential.With her new approach, lunging is less of an issue.Employing a breathing technique she learned in one of her sports management classes this spring, Wambold has learned to relax herself by controlling her breath and counting to 10 before stepping into the box.Physically at the plate, Wambold hasn’t changed much in her approach from previous seasons. Danielle Chitkowski, a junior third baseman and former pitcher for SU, used to be terrified to face Wambold even before she developed patience.“She keeps her hands tight on inside balls and then extends and is locked in on outside balls,” Chitkowski said. “Her swing is so fluid and smooth and it’s extremely intimidating as a pitcher or fielder because you can’t do much with it.“I can’t imagine facing her now, she’s so locked in.”A drill that has helped Wambold relax and rely on her mechanics has been a front toss with the use of Nike Sparq Vapor Strobe Goggles. The goggles slow down movement with a constant flicker in the lens, helping her hand-eye coordination and focus at the plate.Chitkowski said she thinks Wambold is the best on the team with the goggles and added that she can barely make contact while Wambold “crushes” the ball during the drill.The increased relaxation and patience has helped Wambold hit change-ups a lot better this season, Ross said. In the absence of anxiousness, she keeps her hands and hips back and explodes through the zone on off-speed pitches in a way she hasn’t done before.Satisfied with the way she’s performed recently, Wambold is insistent that the best was yet to come.“I’ve felt confident lately and it’s helped me immensely at the plate,” Wambold said. “I think it’s only going to get better.” Commentslast_img read more

Khedira out of the hospital

first_imgSami Khedira has left the Sanitas-La Moraleja hospital where he was kept under observation following the tremendous knock he received during the Copa del Rey game against Cornellà.The German midfielder spent the night in  the hospital without any problems after undergoing a series of neurological tests that confirmed no harm had been done. The Real player, was therefore, allowed to leave this Wednesday morning.More to Follow…………last_img

Turn out the lights, the Wheat Festival party is over…

first_img Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +5 Vote up Vote down Local · 317 weeks ago Thank you to everyone who works hard to make the Wheat Festival happen! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Proudmom&fan · 317 weeks ago The Wellington Legion Post 90 teams were the winners of the Wheat Festival Baseball Tournament this afternoon as well! Report Reply 0 replies · active 317 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The 2014 Kansas Wheat Festival is pretty much now in the books except for a few Sunday activities. Of course, stick with Sumner Newscow through the week for more wrap-up news. And we have the pictures! For all the images from the parade, to the carnival, to the downtown street dance click here.Follow us on Twitter.last_img read more

Judge rules against rural Manly woman who wants dogs, cats back after over 150 animals taken from alleged “puppy mill”

first_imgNORTHWOOD — A Worth County judge has ruled against a rural Manly woman’s request that nine dogs and four cats be returned to her after over 150 animals were taken from her property.Officials seized 154 dogs and four cats from the property of Barbara Kavars back in November. In several visits to the property, a Worth County sheriff’s deputy says he saw kennels covered with feces and mud and visibly skinny dogs with no water and little food. Court records describe overcrowded and filthy conditions at the rural Manly property.The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals cared for the animals and called the operation a “puppy mill.”Worth County Magistrate Douglas Krull ruled against Kavars on Monday, saying the dogs and cats were among those neglected and that they qualified as threatened animals. Krull says the Worth County Sheriff’s Department should appropriately care for them, up to and including delivering them to another owner.last_img read more

Head to head

first_imgEveryone and their dead relatives tried to hype up the recent Steelers/Cardinals clash as a pseudo rematch of Super Bowl XLIII and the head coaches that led their teams to the Lombardi Classic played in Tampa, Fla., Feb. 1, 2009 with the Steelers prevailing as a result of a miraculous catch by Santonio Holmes, viewed by many as the 2nd “immaculate reception.” However, the circumstances that led up to the game contained more sub-plots than a Martin Scorsese flick or an Oprah Winfrey rerun, whichever floats your boat. On Jan. 22, 2007 the Steelers announced they had selected Mike Tomlin as their new head coach. Tomlin was 34, the same age that his predecessor Bill Cowher was when the Steelers hired him 15 years earlier.The Steelers chose Tomlin after narrowing their search down to him and Russ Grimm, the Steelers assistant head coach/offensive line coach. This is where the plot thickens. Just 24 hours before the historic hiring, Mike Prisuta of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reported that Grimm had been offered and had accepted the position. However by the crack of dawn there were folks in the Steel City that were in the midst of some serious damage control. There was controlled madness that was obvious in the “burgh.” The airwaves were relative to free flowing “lava.” The ‘Rooney’ rule was now being whispered about in some circles as the “looney” rule. The Steelers management had to be on the verge of being committed to Western Psych for an involuntary evaluation and treatment.How could dem, dere Stillers even remotely consider hiring this snot nosed Black kid who had only played football at William & Mary. What, William & Mary? That sounds like the names of my neighbor’s son and daughter, not an institution revered for football. Plus this new kid had climbed the ranks with warped speed. And he had no real track record that could even remotely compare with one of their own, Grimm, a hardnosed University of Pittsburgh grad who had gone on to become one of the fixtures of the Washington Redskins “Hoggs,” one of the most legendary offensive lines ever to perform in the history of the NFL.Boys and girls there is something a bit more tantalizing and mystical than the superficial components of this story initially suggest. The Rooney family and those that may have been involved in the decision making process may have been just as enamored with the “true” coaching lineage of Tomlin in addition to his obvious coaching acumen. His coaching “genealogy” may have been one of the sub-elements that tilted the evaluation to hire Mr. Tomlin in his favor. Tomlin’s former boss, Tony Dungy, was hired as an assistant with legendary Head Coach Chuck ‘The Emperor’ Noll, his former coach, in 1981. His work put him under the Sid Gilman coaching tree. Tomlin was once an assistant under Dungy at Tampa Bay, putting him under the Noll coaching tree. Oh did I forget to mention that the Noll played under one of the greatest if not the greatest football coaches and innovators of all time, the late Paul Brown. There is something about, sitting under greatness.People tried to put some stuff in the game even after Tomlin had achieved his first Super Bowl victory and with it the title of the youngest coach ever to win a Super Bowl. On Dec. 1, 2009 less than a year after Tomlin did his victory lap carrying the Lombardi trophy for the first time, Todd Fleming of bleacherreport.com said, “He has had plenty of success in his early career. And, like his predecessor, he certainly looks the part. But, to me, the praise heaped on him and the lack of criticism directed at him seems to be out of proportion. I am not convinced he is as good of a head coach as most people give him credit for. I’m concerned he might be the equivalent of Jon Gruden, a young coach who took over a very talented roster, connected with those players in a way his predecessor no longer seemed able to do, and led them to a Super Bowl win before backsliding to a very average career before ultimately being replaced.”Whether Tomlin reaches the post season ever again, his Super Bowl record is 1-1 and he would be 2-0 if not for two dumb interceptions by a “greedy” quarterback and a fumble by a “needy” running back.There are a few wannabes who think Rashard Mendenhall, who had an aberration of a game rushing for 146 yards in 23 carries against the Jaguars, should book his flight to the Pro Bowl. I suggest that they stick with the sport they know best and leave the NFL coverage to me and the rest of the “pros.” Against the Cardinals, the “Hall-of-Fame” bound Mendenhall had 13 rushes for 32 yards. Now that is a serious crash landing. I’ve heard it said many times that you can coach the players but you can’t play the game.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: abruce@new­pitts­burghcourier.com or 412-583-6741.)last_img read more