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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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Camelot team mull retirement

first_img Press Association The son of Montjeu kicked off his Classic campaign with a last-gasp victory at Newmarket before running out a hugely impressive winner of the Epsom Derby, but after following up in the Irish Derby he could not quite claim the Triple Crown as he was denied by Encke in the St Leger at Doncaster. A disappointing run in the Prix de l’Arc de Triomphe followed, after which he suffered a severe bout of colic, and although he was brought back for a much anticipated four-year-old campaign, he has looked a shadow of his former self. He turned in a workmanlike victory on his return, but was beaten by Al Kazeem in the Tattersalls Gold Cup and finished fourth behind the same opponent in the Prince Of Wales’s Stakes at Royal Ascot. While a tilt at the Coral-Eclipse at Sandown on July 6 will be considered, O’Brien is unsure whether to persevere with a horse who remains of significant value to his connections as a potential stallion. The trainer said: “He’s a very important horse to us and he’s not one we want to take any risks with. “The last day at Royal Ascot, he obviously hadn’t come back to his best and while the Eclipse is still an option, retirement is something we might have to consider as well. “The spark was never there after his run in the Irish Derby last year. He had a tough race there on testing ground and then had that problem over the winter.” center_img Aidan O’Brien has revealed last year’s 2000 Guineas and dual Derby hero Camelot could be retired after failing to recapture his best form this season.last_img read more

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Emma Lamison emerging as late-season point producer for Syracuse field hockey

first_imgEmma Lamison lifted the ball into the air and continued to juggle it with her stick above the turf. A Duke defender tripped Lamison, leading to a SU penalty corner. Following her insertion, Lamison hugged the back post and tapped in a rebound goal.Emma Lamison is improving her play at the right time for No. 2 Syracuse (12-1, 4-1 Atlantic Coast). In her last three games, the senior forward recorded 10 points on three goals and four assists, doubling her point total on the season. She was named the ACC offensive player of the week for her performances in the team’s last two games.Lamison led Northeastern in scoring her sophomore year with 26 points before transferring to Syracuse. But a year ago, she finished the season with 22 points and 37 shots. Only 13 games into this season, she has tallied 20 points and 33 shots. Her four assists this weekend matched her 2015 total.“Last year, I obviously dribbled a lot and tried to get the perfect shot,” Lamison said. “This year I really focused on trying to just hit it at the top of the circle.”But it is not just the statistics that show how Lamison is stepping up her game in her second season at Syracuse.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAfter not starting the season as the team’s inserter on penalty corners, Lamison earned her way to the top spot. She was more consistent with her hit speed and accuracy than the other two players battling for the position — Nijsje Venrooy and Jennifer Bleakney — head coach Ange Bradley said.Lamison has played a key role in a SU corner attack that has scored six goals on penalty corners in the last two games.“She’s always down the other end working on it,” Bradley said. “She’s been patient through the process and growing at a skill she needed to get better at.”For many players, it is either their breakaway speed or dominating size that defines their style of play. For Lamison, it’s her crafty stick handling.Against then-No. 2 Duke on Friday, Lamison showed special technical skills as she evaded Duke defenders on several occasions. Cornered by three defenders, Lamison spun around, split the defenders with a swift move from right to left and continued down the field with the ball.Lamison also keeps good positioning in the front line. She notched two rebound goals against Duke.“We all just have our specific position areas we gotta be in,” Lamison said. “You just hope the ball comes to you and you get it in when you get the chance.”Lamison has three two-goal games on the year. One of them came against then-No. 11 Wake Forest on Sept. 18. Just two minutes into the game, she scooped up a bouncing ball in front of the net, possessed it, then carefully placed it in the back left corner of the net. Later on, Lamison raced to a loose ball and finished with a reverse goal to give Syracuse an early two-goal advantage.Lamison started the season slow. She struggled to tally points. She was stuck in the back line on penalty corners.But now she is the lead inserter for a powerful Syracuse penalty corner attack. She leads the team in points over the last three games and is emerging as a top offensive threat for the Orange as the regular season winds down. Comments Published on October 11, 2016 at 10:01 pm Contact Josh: jlschafe@syr.edu | @Schafer_44 Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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MLB trade rumors: Mets have spoken with Indians about Corey Kluber

first_img MLB trade rumors: Mets, Mariners deal for Robinson Cano, Edwin Diaz done pending physicals A two-time AL Cy Young winner, Kluber is coming off a 2018 season in which he pitched to a 2.89 ERA  in 215 innings. He will earn $17 million in 2019 and has team options in 2020 for $17.5 million and $18 million, New York Daily News notes. Sources say the Mets have spoken with the Indians about Corey Kluber. The two teams had talked about Yan Gomes before he was dealt to the Nationals, but the Mets’ interest now appears to also extend to Kluber, who had Mets manager Mickey Callaway as a pitching coach in Cleveland.— Mark Feinsand (@Feinsand) December 2, 2018The report comes after the Mets reportedly finalized a blockbuster trade with the Mariners for Robinson Cano and Edwin Diaz, a sign new GM Brodie Van Wagenen isn’t wasting any time in his new position at the helm of New York. Kluber, 32, has ties with the Mets through manager Mickey Callaway, who previously served as Indians pitching coach.   Related Newscenter_img The Mets don’t appear to be done making big moves this offseason as they are interested in making a trade with the Indians for pitcher Corey Kluber. According to MLB.com, New York has spoken to Cleveland about a potential deal. The report adds that the Mets previously had been in talks for Indians catcher Yan Gomes before he was dealt to the Nationals.last_img read more