July 24 IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Chris Abelson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,176; 2. Ricky Thornton Jr., Chandler, Ariz., 1,171; 3. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,124; 4. Zane DeVilbiss, Farmington, N.M., 1,121; 5. Brandon Beckendorf, Danube, Minn., 1,118; 6. Jimmy Gustin, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,116; 7. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 1,105; 8. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 1,100; 9. Nick Roberts, Des Moines, Iowa, and Ricky Stephan, South Sioux City, Neb., both 1,097; 11. Michael Densberger, Lincoln, Neb., 1,094; 12. Troy Cordes, Dunkerton, Iowa, 1,081; 13. J.D. Auringer, Waterloo, Iowa, 1,079; 14. Scott Hogan, Vinton, Iowa, 1,078; 15. Alexander Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,069; 16. Ronn Lauritzen, Jesup, Iowa, 1,059; 17. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 1,055; 18. Dustin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,053; 19. Jesse Richter, Great Bend, Kan., 1,051; 20. Kyle Wilson, Salinas, Calif., 1,047.IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 763; 2. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, 731; 3. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 722; 4. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 706; 5. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 705; 6. Paul Nagle, Nevada, Iowa, 704; 7. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 669; 8. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 660; 9. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 627; 10. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 603; 11. Nate Beuseling, Silvis, Ill., 601; 12. Charlie McKenna, Clear Lake, Iowa, 586; 13. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 568; 14. Daulton Maassen, Avoca, Iowa, 557; 15. Jerry King, Waterloo, Iowa, 551; 16. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, both 535; 18. Curtis Glover, Des Moines, Iowa, 534; 19. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 529; 20. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 523.IMCA Eagle Motorsports RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 749; 2. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 741; 3. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 732; 4. Logan Scherb, Paradise, Texas, 724; 5. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 643; 6. Josh Hawkins, Whitehouse, Texas, 605; 7. Chase Brewer, Springtown, Texas, 569; 8. Regan Hawkins, Troup, Texas, 555; 9. Tucker Doughty, Heath, Texas, 553; 10. Jeremy Schultz, Hutchinson, Minn., 541; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 540; 12. Trevor Serbus, Olivia, Minn., 515; 13. Dustin Woods, Forney, Texas, 509; 14. Brandon Allen, St. Peter, Minn., and John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, both 499; 16. Jesse Cripe, South Haven, Minn., and Matt Ziebarth, Flandreau, S.D., both 498; 18. Casey Abbas, Lennox, S.D., 494; 19. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 493; 20. Chris Kelly, Oklahoma City, Okla., 480.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,196; 2. Travis Van Straten, Hortonville, Wis., 1,184; 3. Damon Murty, Chelsea, Iowa, 1,174; 4. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,146; 5. David Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,131; 6. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 1,128; 7. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,127; 8. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,125; 9. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 1,122; 10. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 1,119; 11. Luke Sathoff, Jackson, Minn., 1,109; 12. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,106; 13. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 1,104; 14. Devin Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 1,097; 15. Norman Chesmore, Rowley, Iowa, 1,073; 16. Nick Tubbs, Colby, Kan., 1,070; 17. Rod Snellenberger, Pulaski, Wis., 1,066; 18. Dustin Larson, Worthington, Minn., 1,050; 19. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 1,030; 20. Chad Bruns, Wayne, Neb., 1,025.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,179; 2. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,162; 3. Cory Probst, Worthington, Minn., 1,161; 4. Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,148; 5. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 1,128; 6. Justin Nehring, Storm Lake, Iowa, 1,127; 7. Justin Luinenburg, Reading, Minn., 1,126; 8. Tiffany Bittner, Norfolk, Neb., 1,117; 9. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,114; 10. Chanse Hollatz, Clear Lake, Iowa, and TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., both 1,102; 12. Tyrel Smith, Goodland, Kan., 1,084; 13. Jeremy Wegner, Graettinger, Iowa, 1,079; 14. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, Texas, 1,073; 15. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 1,063; 16. Malik Sampson, Worthington, Minn., 1,036; 17. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 1,034; 18. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,030; 19. Jamie Songer, Ankeny, Iowa, 1,007; 20. Scott Dobel, Manly, Iowa, 999.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,152; 2. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 964; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 947; 4. Jesse Baldwin, Aztec, N.M., 890; 5. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 885; 6. Chad Hertel, Abilene, Texas, 850; 7. Dustin Robinson, Post, Texas, 814; 8. Robert Scrivner, Woodway, Texas, 806; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 779; 10. Michael Maraschick, Midland, Texas, 751; 11. Jeffrey Kaup, Woodward, Okla., 668; 12. Thomas Bennett, Bastrop, Texas, 658; 13. Levy Galmor, Elk City, Okla., 626; 14. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, Texas, 597; 15. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 596; 16. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 594; 17. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 589; 18. Steve Wade, Waco, Texas, 587; 19. Roger Armstrong, Carlsbad, N.M., 577; 20. Brad Shirley, Springtown, Texas, 569.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 1,187; 2. Fred Ryland, Brentwood, Calif., 1,181; 3. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,177; 4. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,173; 5. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 1,169; 6. Lucas James Lamberies, Clintonville, Wis., 1,163; 7. Matthew Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,155; 8. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,153; 9. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., 1,148; 10. Cody Knecht, Whittemore, Iowa, 1,098; 11. Sam Robert Wieben, Dysart, Iowa, 1,094; 12. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 1,062; 13. Jared VanDeest, Holland, Iowa, 1,055; 14. George Nordman, Mason City, Iowa, and Kevin Bethke, Neenah, Wis., both 1,054; 16. Nate Whitehurst, Mason City, Iowa, 1,047; 17. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,046; 18. Brandon Williams, Des Moines, Iowa, 1,033; 19. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, 1,022; 20. Tony Rialson, Cottonwood, Minn., 1,012.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Nate Coopman, Mankato, Minn., 1,197; 2. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,180; 3. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,153; 4. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,149; 5. Kaitlyn DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 1,135; 6. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 1,105; 7. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 1,101; 8. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,090; 9. Dalton Kron, Algona, Iowa, 1,083; 10. Joe Bunkofske, Armstrong, Iowa, 1,056; 11. Oliver Monson, Clear Lake, Iowa, 1,030; 12. Bill Whalen Jr., Riverside, Iowa, 933; 13. Drew Johnson, Sioux City, Iowa, 929; 14. Devin Jones, Clear Lake, Iowa, 901; 15. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 860; 16. Jacob Kofoot, Bode, Iowa, 831; 17. Nikki Taylor, Welcome, Minn., 788; 18. Alan Lahr, Nicollet, Minn., 738; 19. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 729; 20. Trent Orwig, Wayland, Iowa, 700.last_img read more

Indiana State Fair Western Horse and Pony results for Decatur County Exhibitors

first_imgIndianapolis, IN—Indiana State Fair Western Horse and Pony results for Decatur County Exhibitors:Claire Soendlin–1st place mare halter 11-15 years old–6th place western showmanship exhibitors in the 12th gradeClair Schoettmer–1st place western mare halter 3 and under–3rd place western Showmanship exhibitors in the 7th grade–6th place horsemanship exhibitors in the 6th, 7th, and 8th gradeKayelee Ogden–3rd place western halter geldings 6-10 years old–6th place western showmanshipMegan Manlief–1st place mare halter 4 & 5-year-olds–Grand Champion Mare–2nd place western showmanship exhibitors in the 10th grade–6th place ranch ridingSavannah Bower–1st place western showmanship exhibitors in the 9th grade–3rd place gelding halter 11-15 years old–2nd place western pleasure senior exhibitor–2nd place western horsemanship exhibitors in the 9th and 10th gradeJaslynn Perkinson.–3rd in Halter–Honorable Mention in Ranch Ridinglast_img read more

Joshua-Pulev fight may be moved — Promoter

first_imgRelatedPosts COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance FRSC to Schools: We’ll arrest, prosecute drivers who flout COVID-19 rules Sanwo-Olu: We’re committed to fulfilling promises to Lagosians Anthony Joshua’s world heavyweight title fight against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 could be moved to July, says promoter Eddie Hearn. The 30-year-old Briton is due to defend his WBA, WBO and IBF belts at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. “We do have a potential date in July but, right now, we are hoping June 20 can remain the date,” Matchroom Boxing’s Hearn told Sky Sports. Bulgarian Pulev, 38, is the mandatory IBF challenger to take on Joshua. With the uncertainty around when the remaining games in domestic football will be completed because of the coronavirus outbreak, and the possibility the season could extend into the summer months, Hearn said he has had conversations with Tottenham to “make sure we’re all on the same page”. “We know we have the same strategy moving forward,” added Hearn. “Obviously the Premier League decision will play a big part in a number of sports. Plans to put new dates in place and that fight as well.” Joshua won the WBA, WBO and IBF belts back with a unanimous points victory over Andy Ruiz Jr last December. If the fight with Pulev does go ahead, it will be Joshua’s first bout in the United Kingdom since beating Alexander Povetkin at Wembley in September 2018. He was initially due to fight Pulev at Cardiff’s Principality Stadium in October 2017 but the Bulgarian withdrew after suffering a shoulder injury in sparring, with Carlos Takam stepping in to replace him at 12 days’ notice.Tags: Anthony JoshuaBOXINGCoronavirusCOVID-19Eddie HearnIBFKubrat PulevWBAWBOWorld Heavyweight Title Fightlast_img read more

Newcastle announce profit

first_imgNewcastle have recorded a profit for the second successive year, the club has revealed. The Magpies have released financial figures for the year ending June 2012 which show that the club made a profit after player amortisation of £1.4million. That is significantly down on the previous year’s level of £32.6million, although that was due largely to the £35million sale of striker Andy Carroll to Liverpool. Newcastle have also re-entered the list of the world’s top 20 revenue-generating clubs after increasing turnover by 5.4 per cent to £93.3million. That figure includes a rise of 14.6 per cent in television income as a result of their fifth-placed Barclays Premier League finish, a figure which is set to be boosted further by the bumper new broadcasting deal. However, while operating costs have remained steady at £21.6million, operating profit fell from £13.3million to £7.5million, and the club’s wage bill rose by 20 per cent to £64.1million as a result of the addition of the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Sylvain Marveaux, Davide Santon, Papiss Cisse and the now departed Demba Ba to Alan Pardew’s squad. That represents an increase in the wages-to-turnover ratio of 8.1 per cent to 68.7 per cent. Although attendances at St James’ Park rose to an average of 49,936 during the period – an increase of 2,190 on the previous year – ticket revenue dropped by seven per cent because of a series of pricing initiatives. Commercial revenue too was down by 12.7 per cent, although the figures do not include the Magpies’ new partnership with Wonga, which they say “represents a significant increase on the club’s previous commercial agreements”. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Cole handed FA fine

first_img But he was charged by the FA, which confirmed he had been fined with a short statement on its website. “Following an Independent Regulatory Commission hearing today, Carlton Cole has been fined £20,000 after he admitted breaching FA Rules in relation to social media,” it read. “The West Ham United player, who was also severely warned as to his future conduct, admitted posting a comment on his Twitter account which was abusive and/or insulting and/or improper and/or brought the game into disrepute, in breach of FA Rule E3.” Cole, who is currently recovering from a hamstring injury that forced him off during the game at Tottenham, will look at Rio Ferdinand as an example of how to avoid future misdeameanours. The QPR defender was handed a three-game ban earlier this season for a second FA charge over social media activities – with the former England captain not contesting the suspension despite labelling the severity of the decision as ‘crazy’. Press Association West Ham striker Carlton Cole has been hit with a £20,000 Football Association fine after admitting breaching social media rules.center_img The 31-year-old, who was also “severely warned” as to his future conduct, had been charged following an exchange with a Tottenham supporter after West Ham’s 2-2 draw at White Hart Lane. Cole has well over 100,000 Twitter followers and was responding to a message from the Spurs supporter Stuart Hardy that said: “Hi @CarltonCole1 when your own team-mates don’t kick the ball out when you’re lying injured for 2 mins, you think it’s time to call it a day?”, Cole replied: “F off you c***” before later deleting the tweet. last_img read more

South Floridians are Golfing and Boating Again

first_imgPALM BEACH COUNTY, Fla. — After weeks of closures due to the deadly coronavirus, parks, boat ramps, golf courses, community pools, and other recreational areas reopened in Palm Beach County on Wednesday.A new emergency order went into effect at 12:01 a.m.However, there are restrictions to limit the spread of COVID-19, and residents are still urged to practice social distancing and wear face coverings whenever possible.“This does not mean we are back to normal in any way, shape, or form,” said Dr. Alina Alonso, the health director for the county, at a news conference on Monday. “I would say that social distancing now is more important than ever.”PARKS:All public county and municipal parks and natural areas, with the exception of beach parks, are now open.Park hours are from sunrise to sunset for walking, running, strolling, biking, and equestrian riding. In addition, fishing, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing, wake boarding, and bicycle rentals are permitted as long as physical distancing is practiced.All park playgrounds, picnic pavilions, campgrounds, dog parks, skate parks, field sports, organized sports, recreational buildings, gymnasiums, and concession stands remain closed.Basketball courts in county parks are open for individual practice only. Only three players per half court are allowed, and competitive team games are prohibited.Phil Foster Park and Dubois Park are considered beach parks, and will therefore remain closed as long as public beaches are closed. The boat ramp at Phil Foster will be open, but not the beach.BOATING:For boaters wanting to take advantage of the boat ramps reopening, there are restrictions in place.Boats must remain at least 50 feet apart at all times, boats cannot link to one another, and no gatherings of more than 10 people are allowed.Law enforcement officers are out patrolling to make sure boaters are not anchoring at any sandbars or islands. Violators could be fined or have their boats towed.The following limitations are in place for boaters: Boats 25 feet or less: four adult passengers maximum Boats 26 feet to 36 feet: six adult passengers maximum Boats 37 feet to 60 feet: eight adult passengers maximum Boats over 60 feet: 10 adult passengers maximum, not including crew membersGOLF COURSES:The county has also set regulations for private and public golf courses.Golfers are not allowed to touch flagsticks, only one person is allowed in each golf cart cart, and tee times are staggered.Play is set up for walking, single-rider golf carts, or shared carts for families living in the same household.Practice facilities, clubhouses, locker rooms, and pro shops remain closed, and all league, clinic, camp, youth, and other organized activities remain suspended.COMMUNITY POOLS:In terms of community pools, pool capacity is limited and seating on pool decks is restricted.BEACHES:Beaches in Palm Beach County remain closed until further notice.According to the latest numbers from the Florida Department of Health, there are 2,911 confirmed cases of COVID-19 in Palm Beach County, including 178 deaths.last_img read more

Gayle could get millions in defamation payout

first_imgFAIRFAX Media could be faced with a huge payout to Windies batsman Chris Gayle against whom they lost a defamation suit on Monday.A jury of three women and a man found to be untrue, a series of articles published by Fairfax in 2016 that claimed that the Jamaican batsman exposed himself to masseuse Leanne Russell in 2015.Fairfax Media’s lawyer Matthew Collins QC, who said he was “shocked and disappointed” at the decision, admits that if they lose on appeal, “It will cost the company a lot of money…”Gayle, who said after the trial that he was more concerned about clearing his name than whatever amount is awarded, could be in for a nice windfall if a recent history of defamation cases is anything to go by.In New South Wales, where the case was heard, there is no limit on how much money the court can order in costs to the winner of a defamation complaint.According to reports, a Western Australia court, last year, awarded the largest ever Australian payout in a defamation case brought by three people against a blogger, Terence McLernon, of AUD$700,000.Australia’s Uniform Defamation Act, last amended in 2005, does not differentiate between publishing by a media company or an individual and makes no mention of Internet, print or social media publication.Celebrity status can also play a significant role in how much money is paid out to someone whose character has been besmirched by media.In September 2017, Actress Rebel Wilson was awarded Australia’s highest-ever defamation payout, after successfully suing Bauer Media over a series of defamatory articles.According to a story published on news.com.au, “a Supreme Court judge claimed the extent of Wilson’s defamation was “unprecedented” and warranted substantial damages — to the tune of more than $4.5 million — after the jury found articles published in Woman’s Day, Australian Women’s Weekly, New Weekly and OK!, unfairly painted her as a serial liar who’d faked her way to Hollywood.”It’s a huge financial blow to Bauer, the online news site reported, especially considering lawyers for the Pitch Perfect star claim that before the trial, she had offered to settle for $200,000.Defending a court action for defamation costs can vary from $100,000 to $1.1 million, which far exceeds the legislated maximum damages of $381,000, the figures show.Damages can also be substantial.Fairfax Media’s lawyer Richard Coleman said only about 10 to 15 per cent of defamation claims made against the media organisation, publisher of The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald, ever made it to court.(Sportsmax)last_img read more

Blues manager wary of Newcastle threat

first_imgChelsea boss Andre Villas-Boas insists Newcastle must now be regarded as one of the country’s top sides. The Magpies face Villas-Boas’ struggling team on Saturday looking to extend a great run of form that has seen them lose only one Premier League game this season.A victory for Chelsea would end fourth-placed Newcastle’s unbeaten home record and take the Blues above them in the table.AdChoices广告“They’ve been on a good run and gained confidence from that,” said Villas-Boas.“It’s a major football club which finds itself in an excellent position. They are fully motivated so it will be an excellent challenge for us.”Chelsea will also be looking to improve their dismal record against top-seven sides this season.Defeats against Arsenal, Manchester United and Liverpool have increased the pressure on Villas-Boas, who admitted: “Our form against the top teams has not been good enough. It’s a fact.“But, to be fair, of the top [seven] teams in the table, we still have to play three of them.”Follow West London Sport on Twitter.last_img read more

For Bleach, awards season not over yet

first_imgBret Bielema had his smug smirk firmly in place once again. Bo Ryan did his Bo Ryan thing. Mike Eaves went retro 2006 until the final game of the season.Yes, it was a strong year for Badger sports. There may be little hardware to show for all the regular season victories — unless you count the beautiful Champs Sports Bowl Trophy, of course — but the overall winning effort is nothing to take for granted. Just take a look at Michigan. Besides having to live in that scarlet woman city, Wolverine fans were treated to Rich Rodriguez excuses and Manny Harris bricks en route to 5-7 and 15-17 seasons, respectively.So to celebrate said year, the Herald Sports department will be releasing their “Best of…Awards” in the semester’s final issue this Thursday; because, after all, Wisconsin athletes deserve some recognition for their achievements.Here at View From the Bleachers, we agree.While Thursday’s sports section will cover events like the Camp Randall Classic and Duke falling at the Kohl Center, this column will be geared to recognizing slightly less obvious achievements. Same as YMCA soccer camp, everyone gets an award for participating, even if you did spend most of the game popping the heads off dandelions.Neville Longbottom Award — Men’s basketball teamLike Neville, Bo Ryan’s team was considered an afterthought by most at the beginning of the season, but the Badgers just kept their head down and went about their business on their way to a 24-9 record and a No. 4 seed in the NCAA Tournament. Sure, losing to Cornell in the second round isn’t quite like beheading Nagini, but the rest of the metaphor holds strong. Wisconsin’s track record should have been apparent to most “experts” (Neville inherited his parents’ talent), both defeated evil incarnate (Duke and Voldemort’s soul) and there is a pretty strong goofy white boy vibe from both. Congrats basketball team, a Harry Potter comparison is really the highest praise I can dole out.Ben Roethlisberger Award — Kraig Appleton, Shelby Harris, Nick Hill, Maurice Moore, Shane Carter, Aubrey Pleasant, Diamond Taylor, Jeremy Glover and Matt ThurberNaughty, naughty UW athletes. Like Big Ben, we aren’t quite sure what all of you did, but whatever it was, it was creepy enough to get you suspended or kicked off the team. Way to stay classy student-athletes. Consider yourself honored.Justin Bieber Award — Phillip WelchWelch’s kicking struggled last season, as he connected on only 71 percent of his attempts after nailing 83 percent the year before. Adding embarrassment to his miscues, Welch whiffed on two extra point attempts, getting replaced for a game by freshman linebacker Chris Borland who connected on all three of his PATs.Athletic struggles are not the merit for this award, however. Incessant whining is.Welch handled his lack of consistency by denying anything was wrong with his technique — despite nearly every miss being pushed to the right. In this spring game, Welch complained to the Wisconsin State Journal that the new Wilson GST footballs had too small a sweet spot. When asked why the Badgers switched footballs, Welch responded shortly, “Easier for the quarterbacks to throw.”Umm, Phil. The QB position holds slightly more importance than the kicker. I don’t know anything about a football sweet spot, but here is a bit of advice:Just kick the damn ball. You sound like a 16-year-old with too much success too soon right now.Charles Barkley Award — John MoffittBecause he is a fat guy who is effing hysterical. Follow his Twitter. Look for video interviews online. It needs to be recognized that he is the most charismatic athlete to come to UW in quite some time.And a Fat Sandwich contest between him and Sir Charles would be funny too.Shawshank Redemption Award — UW men’s hockeyLike Shawshank on TNT, the men’s hockey team was extremely enjoyable to watch over and over again, finding the back of the net on average four times per game and leading the nation in total attendance. The Badgers had four 50-point scorers; Shawshank had Morgan Freeman, Tim Robbins and Stephen King. Wisconsin just plain boasted a special team; Shawshank will always be a special film.Unfortunately, the biggest similarity stems from trophies and awards — neither hockey nor Shawshank have any. The movie missed out on the Oscars (Forrest Gump took home best picture), Golden Globes and any other relevant award given. The Badgers fell short of the WCHA regular season, conference playoff crown and a goal or five away from collecting the program’s seventh national championship. So close to the final prize, but ultimately relegated to second status.So congrats UW athletes! Hardware may not be necessary to validate your success, but it sure is nice.Michael is a senior majoring in journalism and history. He isn’t quite graduating though, so get ready for another semester of the View From the Bleachers. This probably upsets you; so e-mail him at mbleach@badgerherald.com to express your rage.last_img read more

Tigers back Boyd, rout Twins 8-2 in doubleheader opener

first_img WATCH US LIVE Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday.It was the first quality start of the season for Boyd (1-4), who was Detroit’s opening day starter. The left-hander allowed one earned run and four hits with six strikeouts. Nelson Cruz hit a solo homer off him in the sixth, but by then the Tigers had built a comfortable lead.Detroit has won five of its last seven.The Tigers hit Minnesota starter Randy Dobnak (5-2) hard, and they could have won by more if they hadn’t grounded into four double plays in the seven-inning game.Dobnak allowed six runs and 12 hits in 4 1/3 innings.Detroit took a 1-0 lead in the second when Christin Stewart hit an RBI double off the glove of left fielder Eddie Rosario. Jorge Polanco hit a sacrifice fly for Minnesota to bring home an unearned run in the third, but Jonathan Schoop’s run-scoring single put the Tigers back ahead in the bottom half.Stewart hit a sacrifice fly in the fourth, and Austin Romine’s RBI single made it 4-1.Dobnak departed with the bases loaded in the fifth. Jorge Bonifacio then hit a two-run single off reliever Lewis Thorpe. Niko Goodrum, the second runner to score on that play, was initially called out at the plate, but a Minnesota infielder appeared to have impeded Goodrum’s path between second and third. Third base umpire Manny Gonzalez called interference, and Goodrum’s run was awarded.Miguel Cabrera hit a two-run double in the sixth for his 2,839th career hit. He’s now tied with Tigers great Charlie Gehringer for 50th on the career major league list.The series opener between these teams Thursday was called off amid athlete protests for racial justice. Then a doubleheader Friday was postponed because of the weather.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: RHP Jake Odorizzi (bruised ribs) said he’s been able to play catch recently. He was hit by a line drive Aug. 21. “Looks like I got kicked in the chest by a horse,” he said. … Manager Rocco Baldelli said 3B Josh Donaldson (calf) could potentially be back during the team’s next homestand.UP NEXTTarik Skubal (0-1) takes the mound for Detroit against Minnesota’s Matt Wisler (0-1) in the second game of the doubleheader.Image credits: AP Last Updated: 30th August, 2020 08:21 IST Tigers Back Boyd, Rout Twins 8-2 In Doubleheader Opener Matthew Boyd pitched six solid innings for his first victory of the season, and Victor Reyes had four hits to lift the Detroit Tigers to an 8-2 win over the Minnesota Twins in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday LIVE TV FOLLOW US Written Bycenter_img SUBSCRIBE TO US Associated Press Television News First Published: 30th August, 2020 08:21 IST COMMENTlast_img read more