Dodge City Raceway Park banquet Information announced

first_imgBy Lonnie Wheatley DODGE CITY, Kan. – With the 2013 racing season at Dodge City Raceway Park coming to a conclu­sion with the inaugural Jerry Soderberg Memorial on Sept. 28, all that remains is to distrib­ute the hardware and point fund money to the track’s top competitors.The Dodge City Raceway Park awards banquet is set for Saturday, Nov. 2, at the Knights of Colum­bus building at 800 West Frontview Street in Dodge City, Kan. Doors open at 6 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. and the awards ceremony to follow.Tickets to the event are $25 per person and must be ordered no later than Oct. 28 to determine an accurate headcount. Tickets may be ordered by calling the Dodge City Raceway Park office at 620 225-3277, Gina Wilson at 620 339-9873 or Tommie Estes Jr. at 405 238-8485.The top 10 in points in all five divisions (IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, United Wireless IMCA SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Poor Boy Kustomz Thunder Cars and Hornets) will all receive trophies, with top 10 drivers in the Modifieds, Sport Modifieds, Stock Cars and Thunder Cars receiving point fund money as well. The 2013 season at Dodge City Raceway Park consisted of 17 nights of racing action over 13 different weekends, with Austin Allen (Modifieds), Jeff Kaup (SportMods), Billy Phelps (Stock Cars), Dustin Walker (Thunder Cars) and Jarett Lunow (Hornets) coming away with track champion­ships.last_img read more

Minister Norton expresses condolences on the passing of Basil Butcher

first_imgMINISTER of Social Cohesion, Dr George Norton, via a release yesterday, expressed sincere condolences to the family, relatives, friends and fans of legendary Guyanese and West Indian cricketer, Basil Fitzherbert Butcher, AA.Butcher, 86, passed away on Monday, December 16, in the USA, after a period of illness.During his career, the cricketing star played 44 Test matches for the West Indies from 1958 to 1969. During that period, he scored seven centuries, with a high score of 209 not out.Named one of Wisden’s Cricketers of the Year for 1970, Butcher also played an integral role in organising the first-ever Mashramani celebrations in Linden.At a time when Guyana is gearing up to celebrate its 50th Republic Anniversary, Butcher’s contributions to Guyanese society becomes even more significant.Butcher is survived by his wife, seven children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. His legacy, however, will live on for many generations.last_img read more

Russell’s cameo helps Royals to BPL title

first_img(CMC) – WEST Indies all-rounder Andre Russell struck a cameo and grabbed a brace of wickets to help Rajshahi Royals capture the Bangladesh Premier League title, with a 21-run victory over Khulna Tigers here yesterday.Sent in at the Shere Bangla National Stadium, Royals tallied 170 for four off their 20 overs with wicketkeeper Irfan Sukkur top-scoring with 52 off 35 deliveries and Mohammad Nawaz hammering a 20-ball unbeaten 41.Russell joined in with an unbeaten 27 from just 16 balls while opener Liton Das gathered a patient 25 from 28 deliveries.In reply, Russell picked up two for 32 from four excellent overs, as Tigers were restricted to 149 for eight off their 20 overs, to come up short in their run chase.Shamsur Rahman stroked 52 from 43 deliveries, South African Rilee Roussouw got 37 and Mushfiqur Rahim, 21, but Russell combined with fellow seamers Mohammed Irfan (2-18) and Kamrul Islam (2-29) to hurt the innings.The victory compensated for Russell’s heartbreak last season when he was part of the Dhaka Dynamites side who lost the 2018-19 final to Comilla Victorians.Yesterday, Royals were set back early when they lost Afif Hossain cheaply for 10 in the third over but Sukkur and Das combined in a 49-run second-wicket stand to settle the innings.The left-handed Sukkur, who blasted half-dozen fours and two sixes, put on a further 31 for the third wicket with Pakistan’s Shoaib Malik (9) before he was dismissed in the 15th over.At that stage, Royals were labouring at 99 for four and in need of a boost and got it through fireworks from Russell and Nawaz who added 71 off 34 balls in an unbroken fifth-wicket partnership.While Russell clobbered three sixes, Nawaz counted six fours and two sixes as Royals finished strongly.In reply, Tigers were floundering on 11 for two in the second over before Shamsur and Roussouw pulled the run chase around in a 74-run second-wicket stand.Shamsur struck four fours and two sixes while Roussouw notched a four and a six but once their stand was broken, Russell made key strikes to put the contest in Royals’ favour.last_img read more

De Burca appeal rejected

first_imgPhoto © Tipp FM If that appeal fails they can go to the Disputes resolution authority. As it stands Waterford will be without Tadgh De Burca for their All Ireland semi final with Cork on Sunday week.The All star defenders appeal against his one match ban following his sending off against Wexford was rejected last night by the Central Hearings committee.It’s understood the Deise will take their case to the Central appeals committee.last_img

CRSG Honours Ekpo Duke with Tennis Tournament

first_imgIn his address, the State Director of Sports, Dr. Jude Amadi, who described tennis as one of the best sports in the world, said the tournament was mooted to discover young talents who would represent the state and the nation in future.Amadi charged the athletes to ensure they made the cut so as to be chosen to represent Team Cross River in upcoming sporting activities in the state.Earlier in a goodwill message Etubom Duke, said he appreciated the gesture done to him by the state sports commission and Calabar Sports Club by organising the tournament in his honour.He charged stakeholders and other well-meaning Nigerians to encourage kids to play tennis.The octogenarian who is a legend in the game in the country also promised to do his best to encourage tennis in the state.Former President, Calabar Sports Club, Eteidung Umo E.Umo-Otong, said he was pleased with the state government’s attitude of grooming primary and secondary schools students in order to nurture fresh tennis players from the grassroots level.Umo-Otong, said that the students should continually participate in sporting activities that would no doubt reduce redundancy and idleness.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Bassey Inyang in CalabarA four-day Tennis championship to honour a former Nigerian star player, 88 year-old Etubom Charles Ekpo Duke, has flagged off at the Calabar Sports Club. The tournament is sponsored by the state government and its Sports CommissionAddressing participants at the opening ceremony of the event, Chairman of the Sports Commission, Orok Duke, said the commission and Governor Ben Ayade’s administration would always remember the state’s legends in sports, especially when they are still alive.Duke said his commission was committed to support sport activities and appealed to individuals and organisations to sponsor sports for the development and employment of teeming youths.Duke said cash prizes would be awarded to those who excelled, and sundry prizes given to participants in the primary and secondary schools’ categories of the tournament.last_img read more

Spain combats betting corruption with new national commission

first_img Submit Spain’s Ministry of the Presidency has given the go-ahead for the formation of a new national commission which is due to tackle betting-related fraud as well as the prevention of sports corruption.The commission is due to consist of representatives from the Dirección General de Ordenación del Juego (DGOJ), the National Police, the Civil Guard, the Higher Sports Council as well as those affiliated with both sports competitions and the betting industry.Members will work towards forming a new strategy that will “develop action plans [and] recommendations or diagnoses to detect, prevent and combat illegal actions in the field of sports competitions and fraud in betting.”The body will be chaired on a rotating basis by the head of the DGOJ and the Directorate General of Sports (DGS), who will alternate each year in the presidency.“Corruption linked to the manipulation of sports competitions and betting-related fraud are two of the greatest threats to sport and horse racing, as it undermines each sport’s core values ​​and ruins the experience for fans and spectators,” the Ministry said.“For this reason… the Government has considered it necessary to establish at the national level a formalised channel of dialogue and cooperation between public authorities, sports organizations, organizers of competitions sports and representatives of the gaming sector.”Alongside the DGOJ the commission will develop a new early-stage warning system, which will form the basis of a new point of communication to prevent match-fixing and fraud.The formation of the body follows on from recent crackdowns pertaining to corruption in the sporting world. Back in May, a number of Spanish first and second tier footballers were arrested following allegations of match fixing and involvement in a criminal organisation.Meanwhile a judge investigating match fixing in Spain stated that Valencia’s two goal win over Valladolid, which landed the club a spot in the Champions League next season, was fixed by a criminal gang and up to seven Valladolid players back in June. Action Plan 2018-2020 sees Spain reclassify gambling-harm as a drug addiction September 21, 2018 Related Articles StumbleUpon 7 football players implicated in Spanish match fixing investigation June 5, 2019 Share Share Yggdrasil expansions continue into Spain February 9, 2018last_img read more

Five telling stats from the Celtics’ 56-point win over the Bulls

first_imgThe Bulls suffered one of their worst losses in franchise history at the hands of the Celtics. Chicago lost 133-77 on Saturday. Their 56-point loss made this their largest margin of defeat in the history of the franchise, which dates back to the mid 1960’s.Seven Celtics scored in double-figure against the now 6-21 Bulls, and there are a few significant stats you should know about this historic loss. Related News Impressive +/- Every player on Boston’s team had a positive +/- for the game, but none of their figures were more impressive than Daniel Theis’, who was plus-50. This mark by Theis was the fourth-highest +/- recorded by a player in more than 20 years.This was the fourth-highest plus/minus in game since 1996-97.— Chris Mannix (@SIChrisMannix) December 9, 2018Road WarriorsThe Celtics’ impressive win in Chicago tied the record for the largest margin of victory in a game on the road. The Supersonics defeated the Rockets 136-80 on the road back in 1986, according to NBC Sports. Chicago Bulls fire head coach Fred Hoibergcenter_img Bulls to move Jabari Parker out of starting lineup after coaching change 3-point shootingThe Bulls are typically toward the middle of the pack as a team when shooting from beyond the arc. They are shooting 34.6 from deep for the season, and allow their opponents to shoot 35 percent. However, Chicago made a horrendous six 3-pointers on 24 attempts against Boston, recording a mark of 25 percent. Meanwhile, the Celtics put on an impressive 22-of-43 shooting performance from range, which was good for an astounding 51.2 percent.Sharing the sugarThe Celtics and Bulls were on opposite ends of the spectrum when it came to sharing the basketball. Boston amassed 34 assists, while the Bulls only managed to scrape together 16. The Warriors lead the league with 28 assists a game. The Cavaliers are dead last in the NBA, averaging just 19 a game. Unless you have a plethora of players who can attack off the dribble (which the Bulls don’t), this kind of disparity will never work out.TurnoversTo put it simply, Boston took care of the basketball, while Chicago was reckless. The Celtics only turned the ball over seven times the entire game. The Bulls coughed the ball up 17 times, and their opponents capitalized by converting these mistakes into 27 points.last_img read more

Lakers can’t keep pace with hot-shooting Miami in summer league loss

first_img Jubilation, anguish as race for NBA’s Western 8th seed gets as close as ever VIDEO: LeBron James and Doc Rivers respond to Donald Trump calling NBA kneeling protests “disgraceful” Related Articles PreviousMiami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, defends Lakers center Moe Wagner during the first half of Tuesday’s California Classic summer league game in Sacramento. The Heat won 89-74. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers center Moritz Wagner, left, tries to stop Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Lakers guard Demarcus Holland, left, pulls the ball away from Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr. during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Duncan Robinson, left, drives against Los Angeles Lakers guard Jeffrey Carroll during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers guard Alex Caruso, left, goes to the basket against Miami Heat guard Tai Webster during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., left, drives to the basket against Los Angeles Lakers guard Josh Hart during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Los Angeles Lakers forward Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk, right, drives against Miami Heat guard Daryl Macon during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, scores over Los Angeles Lakers forward Johnathan Williams during the first half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat center Bam Adebayo, left, defends Lakers center Moe Wagner during the first half of Tuesday’s California Classic summer league game in Sacramento. The Heat won 89-74. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)NextShow Caption1 of 9Miami Heat forward Derrick Jones Jr., right, blocks the shot of Los Angeles Lakers guard Stephaun Branch during the second half of an NBA summer league basketball game Tuesday, July 3, 2018, in Sacramento, Calif. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)ExpandSACRAMENTO — The Lakers are still looking for their first summer league victory – something they were never close to getting in Tuesday’s 89-74 loss to the Miami Heat.Miami scored the first 10 points of the game and took advantage of sizzling shooting to extend its margin from there, leading by as many as 31 in a wire-to-wire victory in the California Classic at Golden 1 Center.Miami led 31-19 after one quarter, by 19 points at halftime and by 29 going into the fourth quarter. Miami dominated both ends of the court, collecting 15 steals and eight blocked shots while forcing 20 Lakers turnovers and using crisp ball movement to record 27 assists on 33 field goals on offense.There were few bright spots for the Lakers (0-2), who lost a tight game to Sacramento on Monday night. Second-round draft pick Svi Mykhailiuk (No. 47 overall) had a team-high 12 points, four rebounds, two assists and two steals, but he finished 2 for 8 from 3-point range. Xavier Rathan-Mayes had nine points, two rebounds and five assists, and Demarcus Holland added 10 points and two rebounds off the bench. Josh Hart, who wasn’t expected to play, talked his way into the lineup for 14 first-half minutes but was held to one point, one rebound and one assist, was whistled for four fouls and missed all four of his shots from the field (0 for 2 from 3-point range). Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error VIDEO: Watch Kyle Kuzma’s game winner and what he said about it Lakers on verge of sealing home court advantage, what does it mean in the NBA bubble? AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersAlex Caruso, who returned to the Lakers after helping lead Team USA to a 5-1 record in the FIBA World Cup qualifiers, led a fourth-quarter charge and finished with eight points, four assists and three steals (but six turnovers) in 22 minutes. First-round pick Moe Wagner (No. 25 overall) had eight points, four rebounds and five turnovers and fouled out in 18 minutes.Miami (1-1) was led by Derrick Jones Jr., who had 21 points, five rebounds and three steals. Duncan Robinson added 19 points, four rebounds and two assists on 7-of-9 shooting from the field, and Bam Adebayo totaled nine points and 10 rebounds. Yante Maten had 15 points, five rebounds and four steals off the bench, and Daryl Macon had a team-high 11 assists.The Heat made 11 of 17 3-point attempts in the first half and finished 13 for 28 overall (46.4 percent). The Lakers never got rolling from the arc, finishing 7 for 23 (30.4 percent). The Lakers had just 14 assists on their 30 field goals.The Lakers are off Wednesday, before finishing the four-team event with a game against Golden State on Thursday at noon. The team will then travel to Las Vegas for the beginning of the traditional NBA summer league, where they will play at least five games.NOTELike Monday, Malik Newman (sprained left foot) and Joel Berry II (right ankle sprain) were again unavailable. Morning Wrap: Full coverage from Lakers-Clippers thriller; Angels, Dodgers going in different directions; Whicker pays tribute to legendary Mike Gillespie last_img read more

Wellington, Conway Springs set to battle for Chaparral Tournament Championship tonight

first_img25 19 23 63 Wellington 76 Clearwater 64 13 Conway Springs 18 14 13 8 18 8 16 23 Conway Springs: Winter 5, Denney 8, Finstad 6, Hedrick 15, Schaffer 6, Murphy 6, Dugan 17. Total: 19 (5) 10-19 63. 64 76 10 Wellington Conway Springs 63 Belle Plaine 57 Wellington: Gilmore 9, Ca. Phelps 13, Co. Phelps 12, Frame 3, Snipes 27, King 13. Total: 14 (8) 25-33 57 Conway Springs 63 Belle Plaine 57The feisty Dragons met their cross-county rivals for the first time this season on the hardwood. They gave Conway Springs a battle to the end. But Josh Dugan and Christian Hedrick inside proved to be too much for the Dragons. Dugan scored 17 while Hedrick had 15. Belle Plaine was led by Brandon Happy with 21 points. The Dragons opened the game taking a quick 8-2 lead as Freshman Bo Gooch opened with two treys. The Dragons led 16-14 at the end of the first quarter. But Conway Springs zone pressure took its toll in the second quarter as the Cardinals would outscore the Dragons 19-10 and led 33-26 at the half. The Cardinals would up their lead to 45-34 at the end of three quarters. Belle Plaine would cut the margin to six in the final stanza thanks in part to Happy’s three 3-pointers. Belle Plaine will battle Clearwater for third place today. The game is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Belle Plaine 26 14 Brandon Happy led Belle Plaine with Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — It will be an all Sumner County showdown for the Chaparral Roadrunner Classic Tournament Championship tonight. Both Wellington and Conway Springs took care of business Friday night and will play for the all the Chappy marbles tonight tentatively set for 6 p.m. We say tentatively because Wellington’s game Friday was an hour later than originally scheduled.Wellington defeated Clearwater 76-64. Earlier in the evening, Conway Springs would beat Belle Plaine 63-57. The Wellington-Conway Springs matchup will be a rematch of a hotly contested game at the the Kingman Tournament in December. Conway Springs won that one 52-51. This marks Wellington’s third consecutive year of qualifying for the Chaparral Tournament Championship game.Wellington 76 Clearwater 64Wellington’s A.J. Snipes scored 27 points his career high to help lead the Crusaders to its second consecutive victory over Clearwater. The Crusaders, who struggled against Chaparral 56-51 in the first round of this tournament Thursday, were hitting on all cylinders in the Friday night semifinal game that was never really in doubt. Snipes established the momentum early by hitting three 3-pointers in the first quarter as Wellington rolled to a 26-13 lead. From that point forward Clearwater could not establish any real momentum. It was able to cut the lead to 10 to open the second half, but Wellington would eventually return to form. Clearwater kept clawing late in the game but again Wellington was able to fight off the onslaught. Cade Phelps had 13 while Connor Phelps had 12. Clearwater Belle Plaine: Gooch 14, Osgood 7, Nolan 8, Stover 7, B. Happy 21. Total: 15 (8) 3-4 57. 12last_img read more

Peyton Manning goes Rocky Top shelf with Tennessee bourbon whiskey at $200 a bottle

first_imgManning’s recently retired brother Eli is also financially backing the Nashville-based product, which will be available for purchase at first online at 9 a.m. May 26 before being distributed throughout the state. CBS broadcaster Jim Nantz, retired tennis champion Andy Roddick and singer-songwriter Drew Holcomb are among the other investors.MORE: Gronk’s weight is not a problem in return to NFLAccording to the Tenneseean, Sweetens Cove Tennessee Bourbon Whiskey will eventually make its way to nearby states, although in limited supply. Before any bottles are sold to the public, however, Manning and company are trying to reserve 20 bottles from the first barrel to donate to charities, including those focused on COVID-19 relief. For Tennesseans who need their spirits raised by Peyton Manning again, he’s there for them by helping to raise a spirit.Manning is the headline big-name investor in a new high-end Tennessee-made bourbon whiskey which will be available for purchase exclusively in the Volunteer State starting next Tuesday. For $200 a bottle, one can put Sweetens Cove — named after a beloved golf course in South Pittsburg, Tenn. — on his or her (Rocky) top shelf. Manning has shown a magic touch off the field with his business and commercial ventures, from Papa John’s franchisee to DirecTV (with Eli) and Nationwide pitchman. He’s also getting more attention for his golf game, as he’s teeing off with Tiger Woods against Tom Brady and Phil Mickelson in “The Match: Champions For Chairty” on Sunday, making it a very busy Memorial Day weekend.In addition to getting the chance to team up with Eli, Manning and Nantz are also great friends tied together by football and golf. Taking it to the next level by marketing Kentucky-style bourbon in Tennessee also seems like it’s overdue on Peyton’s resume.Early indication is that Sweetens Cove, with its master distiller status, is more sweet nectar than just another celebrity-supported liquor venture. When it comes to Peyton Manning and Tennessee, he always volunteers to bring his best.last_img read more