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Sobbing, Drake score Thursday IMCA Modified qualifiers at Duel In the Desert

first_imgLAS VEGAS, Nev. (Nov. 12) ­– Jesse Sobbing and Scott Drake hit the jackpot with Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified qualifying feature wins Thursday at the Duel In The Desert. Sobbing checked out and won the first, caution-free qualifier at the Las Vegas Motor Speedway Dirt Track ahead of Terry Phillips, Kyle Strickler and Lance Mari. Drake didn’t have it as easy in the nightcap, as he crossed the line with Rodney Sanders and Bobby Hogge IV right behind. Ken Schrader held off Hunter Marriott for the fourth transfer into Saturday’s big $7,777 to win show. Both Thursday qualifiers for the Modifieds paid $777 to win. Sobbing, the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod Duel winner in 2011, opened a quick 10 car length lead over second-running Mari. Mari, three-time and defending Duel winner Phillips and Strickler were battling for the runner-up spot by lap five. Sobbing was in another time zone and negotiating lapped traffic by lap 10. Phillips took over second on lap 15 but had nothing for Sobbing, who stayed way out front. Strickler took third from Mari late in the 25-lapper. Drake led the nightcap from the drop of the initial green. The front four broke away from the pack before a lap seven caution. Drake stretched his lead out to nearly 10 car lengths following a lap nine restart. Drake, Sanders and Hogge gained some breathing room from the rest of the field while Hunter Marriott did his best to crack the top four. Marriott fell back, then rallied to challenge again but was denied by Schrader. Qualifying continues Friday at LVMS. The Saturday main event is a qualifying event for the 2016 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. Total car count for opening night was 271. Seventeen states and Canada were represented in the two Modified qualifiers on Thursday. 1st qualifier ­– 1. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, Iowa; 2. Terry Phillips, Springfield, Mo.; 3. Kyle Strickler, Mooresville, N.C.; 4. Lance Mari, El Centro, Calif.; 5. Jeremy Payne, Nixa, Mo.; 6. Ricky Alvarado, Delta, Colo.; 7. Jason Wolla, Ray, N.D.; 8. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz.; 9. Dominic Ursetta, Arvada, Colo.; 10. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb.; 11. Mike Mullen, Suamico, Wis.; 12. Roger Holder, Bakersfield, Calif.; 13. Kyle Heckman, Bakersfield, Calif.; 14. Peyton Taylor, Batesville, Ark.; 15. Joey Galloway, Manor, Sask.; 16. Lucas Schott, Chatfield, Minn.; 17. Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif.; 18. Shane Hiatt, Rising City, Neb.; 19. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif.; 20. Eddie Kirchoff, Gillette, Wyo.; 21. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa; 22. Rob VanMil, Barnesville, Minn.; 23. Rob Sanders, Bakersfield, Calif.; 24. Clay Daly, Watsonville, Calif.; 25. Bryan Burnes, Lemoore, Calif.; 26. Bricen James, Albany, Ore.; 27. Travis Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 28. Alex Stanford, Chowchilla, Calif.; 29. Dylan Smith, Osceola, Neb.; 30. Johnny Saathoff, Beatrice, Neb. 2nd qualifier ­– 1. Scott Drake, Joplin, Mo.; 2. Rodney Sanders, Happy, Texas; 3. Bobby Hogge IV, Salinas, Calif.; 4. Ken Schrader, Concord, N.C.; 5. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo.; 6. Brad Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif.; 7. Jeff Taylor, Cave City, Ark.; 8. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif.; 9. R.C. Whitwell, Bakersfield, Calif.; 10. Collen Winebarger, Corbett, Ore.; 11. Ryan Ruter, Kanawha, Iowa; 12. John Hansen, Brush, Colo.; 13. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa; 14. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M.; 15. Wade Taylor, Spring Creek; 16. Tommy Fain, Abilene, Texas; 17. William McGuire, Belton, Texas; 18. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D.; 19. Bret Bennett, Bakersfield, Calif.; 20. Billy Vogel, Fargo, N.D.; 21. Chad Andersen, Fort Calhoun, Neb.; 22. Justin Kay, Wheatland, Iowa; 23. Cory Sample, Winnemucca; 24. Steve Boles, Bakersfield, Calif.; 25. Benji LaCrosse, Green Bay, Wis.; 26. Dylan Sherfick, WaKeeney, Kan.; 27. Justin O’Brien, West Union, Iowa; 28. Kenny Wallace, Concord, N.C.; 29. Mike Hagen, Williston, N.D.; 30. Robert Hellebust, Minot, N.D.last_img read more

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Syracuse men’s basketball game day: Everything to know about the St. John’s matchup

first_imgSyracuse (7-4) faces St. John’s (5-7) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Orange had lost four of its previous six before getting back on track with a 48-point win on Monday night. SU looks to pick up its second consecutive win for the first time since Nov. 22.Here are answers to your game day questions.How can you watch the game? The game will be broadcast on regional sports networks. In the Syracuse area, it will be broadcast on YES. Here are local listings for YES based on provider.• Time Warner: 321 (digital subscribers) and 53 (non-digital subscribers)• Verizon Fios: 576 (high-definition) and 76 (standard definition)• DirecTV: 631For those not in the Syracuse area, here’s a list of the networks that will be showing the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text• FOX Sports South/FOX Sports Carolinas• FOX Sports Sun• FOX Sports Midwest Plus/FOX Sports Indiana Plus• Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic Plus• YES• NESN Plus• SportsTime Ohio• FOX Sports San Diego• FOX Sports Prime Ticket• ROOT Sports Rocky MountainThe game will be blacked out on ESPN3 throughout New York state and a large portion of the East Coast.Will Tyler Lydon be healthy to play? After straining his right Achilles late in the first half against Eastern Michigan on Monday night, Lydon will be a game-time decision on Wednesday against St. John’s. He was limited during practice on Tuesday.Will Tyler Roberson regain the minutes he once had? After playing 28.7 and 30.5 minutes per game over the past two years, respectively, Roberson has played just 18.3 minutes per game this year. Following Lydon’s injury, Roberson played 25 minutes against EMU, but with a healthy Lydon and a limited offensive game, Roberson’s minutes going forward are unknown.How do our beat writers predict the game will unfold? Check out their predictions, here.Anything else to know about St. John’s? Here’s a preview of the Red Storm. Comments Published on December 21, 2016 at 10:49 am Contact Paul: pmschwed@syr.edu | @pschweds Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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Table will not direct Sunday game for Tipp footballers

first_imgA win on Sunday means Tipp senior footballers will have consolidated their position in Division 2.They face Louth – who beat Tipperary in the League last year, while Tipp got the better of them in the Championship.The Leinster side sit bottom of the table on no points after 4 games, while Tipp are in second spot on 5. Tipp’s Colm O’Shaughnessy says despite what the table says – they’ll have to bring a big performance…Tipp FM’s live coverage of the game comes In association with John Kennedy Motors, the home of Toyota Hybrid in Tipperary.last_img read more

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Lakers’ Corey Brewer finds himself in middle of another natural disaster with Skirball fire

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersBrewer was in Houston, where he maintains an offseason home, during Hurricane Harvey and narrowly avoided damage.“It got all the way up to the front of my house and then went back down,” Brewer said. “I got lucky.”People throughout the Lakers organization have been impacted by the Southern California wildfires, including Brook Lopez, whose neighborhood was evacuated.Other players, like Julius Randle and Jordan Clarkson, live closer to the beach.“Luckily, I’m OK,” Randle said, “but I’m praying for everybody out there, I know some people who are affected by it. It’s just very unfortunate but luckily my family’s OK.” On Wednesday, the Lakers’ traveling party departed for Philadelphia before a producer for the Spectrum SportsNet broadcast team could make it to the airstrip.“I felt bad we left somebody in L.A.,” Coach Luke Walton said. “We have a 15-minute policy and he was late. I didn’t realize at the time the fires were that bad.”Fortunately, Brewer had Sam.“He was going to knock on the door (if I didn’t pick up),” Brewer said. “He knew I had to go for this trip. There is no way I would have made it (without him). He’s a good guy. Sam is the man. I use him all the time.”A drive that usually takes an hour on Wednesday morning took more than twice as long, Brewer said. Sam ended up detouring off of the 405, which was eventually closed for a portion of the day.“It’s crazy right now,” Brewer said. “All you can do is pray for the people in LA. Pray for the people in the mountains all over there. It was bad.”THE RIGHT WAYFor years, the Lakers and 76ers were lockstep in their development: losing games, collecting assets, trying to be patient.The Sixers reached a turning point faster than the Lakers, starting the season 13-10 before Thursday, sitting in fifth in the Eastern Conference.“When you get the right young pieces and obviously that’s the key … if you spend the time and develop them right and are willing to be patient with their development, eventually it’s going to work for you,” Walton said.Armed with players like Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons, the Sixers began to make their move.“I think Philly did a great job of recognizing when they were ready to start winning,” Walton said, “and then they went and spent that money and (brought) in guys like J.J. Redick to the mix that know how to win, know how to play at the highest level.”The Lakers, meanwhile, are expected to finish with a losing record for the fifth straight season, even as they take positive steps toward once again becoming contenders in the Western Conference.“They’ll be in that playoff mix this year,” Walton said of the Sixers, “and they’ll be doing what the process was meant for, they’ll be towards those later phases and enjoying the benefit of being patient throughout it.”The similarities between the franchises are not lost on the players, with Randle acknowledging they added some more juice to Thursday’s matchup.“These are, for the long run, two teams that are really going to be going at it,” Randle said, “so it definitely is a little incentive.”center_img PHILADELPHIA — Corey Brewer was fast asleep on Wednesday when his phone started ringing at 5:30 a.m., two hours before he was scheduled to leave for the airport to join the Lakers for eight days on the road.When the Lakers veteran swingman finally answered, his regular Uber driver, Sam, had an urgent message. A wildfire had sparked overnight along the 405 freeway, clogging Brewer’s usual route from his Tarzana home to the airport, where the team plane was scheduled to depart for Philadelphia at 9 a.m.“I looked at my phone half asleep,” Brewer said prior to the Lakers’ 107-104 victory over the 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. “He said, ‘Yo, we got to leave early, can I come now and get you? … I need to come now if you are going to have any chance of making it.”The Skirball Fire forced the evacuation of 700 homes and as of Thursday was only 20 percent contained. With his early morning wake-up call, Brewer found himself in close proximity to a devastating natural disaster for the second time this year.last_img read more

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Stabroek Wharf vendors to be relocated next Friday

first_imgStabroek Wharf vendors who will have to relocate their businesses because of the partial collapse of the structure will be taking up positions within the barricaded Route 42 bus park in the Stabroek Market Square as of next Friday.This decision taken by the Georgetown City Council was reportedly communicated to the vendors sometime last week via notice.According to the document seen by this publication, an inspection was conducted two weeks ago by Chief City Engineer Colvern Venture, who inked in his report that the sixth section of the wharf was uninhabitable and unsuitable to accommodate vending activities.The vendors were also thus notified: “Failure to remove from the said stelling when stipulated will result in lawful measures being employed to ensure your [theThe dilapidated roofvendors’] compliance.”Further, vendors were reminded that continued occupation of the wharf could prove detrimental; thus their compliance is essential.When Guyana Times on Wednesday visited the area which has been identified for the relocation, works were in progress to prepare the area for the vendors. This included the erection of concrete structures to demarcate the zones for operation.One of the vendors told this publication that they had, for many months, waited for action to be taken to fix the wharf, and are hoping that works would be completed in a timely manner. He added that vagrants are occupying the wharf both during the day and at night, making it unsafe for vendors to house their goods.Moreover, the vendor said, the presence of vagrants at the wharf further degrades the aesthetics of the shopping area, and customers are afraid to venture into the area.“It good that we just got to wait a couple more days till we get to go out there, cause they say is next week on the paper; but I hope is that, cause you get a set of junkie and all kinda things happening at the back here. So is good if they can doA section of the unsafe flooring of the wharfthe works and get we back here in a better state,” the vendor expressed.It was reported since June 2016 that Town Clerk Royston King had declared the commencement of works after the Council had received word from the Public Infrastructure Ministry to go ahead with the project.Nevertheless, in November of 2017, the works were still pending, and this publication was informed that to facilitate rehabilitation of the wharf, vendors would be relocated to the west of the Parliament Building following the removal of the Island Snackette and Pizzeria. According to City Hall, the expectation was to transfer vendors there by the end of November 2017.At that time, the budget for the complete refurbishment of the wharf was pegged at some $400 million. After the repairs, the section of the market which faces the Demerara River would be converted into a mall, inclusive of a boardwalk and entertainment areas. If the ideas are approved by the vendors, they would be required to pay a larger sum of money to rent sections of the new building.Over the years, more than 300 vendors were situated at the wharf, but the number dwindled following insecurities posed by the deteriorating structure. (Rupadai Seenaraine)last_img read more