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IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through Feb. 1

first_imgIMCA Modifieds – 1. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 188; 2. Kenny Gill, Peoria, Ariz., 110; 3. Spencer Wilson, Minot, N.D., 101; 4. Roy Poeling, Globe, Ariz., 100; 5. Ross Statham, Redcliff, Alb., 80; 6. Bradley Pounds, Bakersfield, Calif., 79; 7. Steve Streeter, Madera, Calif., 78; 8. Bradley Morris, Romoland, Calif., Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., and Cory Sample, Winnemucca, Nev., each 76; 11. Shawn Strand, Mandan, N.D., 72; 12. Andy Obertello, Hollister, Calif., 71; 13. Keith Altig, Impe­rial Beach, Calif., 68; 14. Josh Combs, Sacramento, Calif., 66; 15. Chuck Becker, Calimesa, Calif., 65; 16. Brenda Kirby, Bullhead City, Ariz., 62; 17. Marlyn Seidler, Underwood, N.D., 61; 18. Duane Rogers, Imperial, Calif., 60; 19. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., and Terry Hershberger, Co­rona, Calif., both 59.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Dennis Losing, Apache Junction, Ariz., 141; 2. Nicholas Langer, Glendale, Ariz., 101; 3. Joe Bellm, Broomfield, Colo., 78; 4. Vance Honea, Phoenix, Ariz., 69; 5. Mike Shea, Phoenix, Ariz., 68; 6. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 67.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Scott Jeffery, Yuma, Ariz., 40; 2. Michael Whissen, Yuma, Ariz., 35; 3. Mike Erwin, Yuma, Ariz., 34; 4. David Irvin, Clarkdale, Ariz., 33; 5. Jeffrey Callis, Yuma, Ariz., 31.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Mark Madrid, Phoenix, Ariz., 154; 2. Bill Miller, Sa­huarita, Ariz., 147; 3. Chase Alves, Chandler, Ariz., 141; 4. Chris Anderson, Williston, N.D., 121; 5. Steven Duffy, Gilbert, Ariz., 98; 6. T.J. Wyman, Laveen, Ariz., 91; 7. Roy Poeling Jr., Globe, Ariz., and Adam Echter, Glendale, Ariz., both 69; 9. Jimmy Davy, Yuma, Ariz., and Marlowe Wrightsman, Peoria, Ariz., both 66; 11. Kyle Smith, Yuma, Ariz., 40; 12. Dale Irby, Buckeye, Ariz., and Charles Hunt, Yuma, Ariz., both 39; 14. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 38; 15. Crystal Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz., 36; 16. Cory Hemphill, Yuma, Ariz., 35; 17. Sean Isaacks, Tucson, Ariz., 34; 18. Chuck Black, Glendale, Ariz., 33; 19. Tom Smith, Brawley, Calif., 32; 20. Mark Harrison, Coo­lidge, Ariz., 31.last_img read more

Johnson’s form important for remainder of Jaguars season

first_img… 7th on run-getters list, only Guyanese with 450-plusBy Clifton RossGUYANA Jaguars captain Leon Johnson will need to prolong his current batting form in order to buff his team’s chances at retaining their title, with just 3 rounds remaining in the 2020 Professional Cricket League (PCL) Regional 4-Day Tournament.Johnson, currently 7th on the list of leading run-scorers after 7 rounds; has 460 runs under his belt with two fifties (59 and 63) and a career/tournament-best individual score of 189 not out.Points-wise, Guyana (85.6 points) trail their opponents for tomorrow’s start to Round 8, the Barbados Pride (116 points) by 30+ points, making the Day/Night encounter at Providence a certain thriller.The champs have been playing well with regard to their batting department; which has been backed by the likes of their seniors in; openers Chandrapaul Hemraj and Tagenarine Chanderpaul, who have been laying the platform.A veteran middle-order line-up which features Vishaul Singh, Anthony Bramble, Raymon Reifer and Chris Barnwell – a few of the key players who make up the core of the Jaguars batting unit and have been sublime in their efforts with the bat to date.Johnson has created a dynasty with the Jaguars over the past 5 years and it’s clear than once the former West Indies Test batsman is in form, the team portrays a different level of energy.In the last match against the Leeward Hurricanes, it was Johnson with help from Bramble who initially orchestrated the eventual draw with their pair of match-saving fifties.Given his role over the seasons as the team’s boss and one of the most experienced batsmen in contemporary regional cricket, Johnson will certainly have to carry his momentum into the latter stages.Round 8 boasts the perfect scenario for the left-hander to be the ideal captain and batsman in one. With the stakes for the possible number one spot up for grabs in the all-important encounter, Johnson will be keen on correcting his 0 and 17 which he recorded when the two sides met a few rounds ago in Pride’s backyard.Being one of the consistent batsmen regionally over the years who usually ends with 400 runs at least, Johnson is currently the only Guyanese to cross the 450-run mark, having tremendously bounced back following a mixed opening half of the competition.It is likely that he will be aiming to wrap up the season with at least 2 more centuries to possibly take him past the 600-run mark.Summing up the odds, it is clear that in order for Guyana to remain in contention for their record 6th consecutive title win, Johnson’s form will play a key role going forward, with regard to mentally keeping the 32-year-old in a calm, positive state-of-mind which makes for a better field-general.last_img read more

Bryans, UW rowers preparing for last Madison regatta

first_imgThe women’s openweight crew team’s season continues with the Midwest Rowing Championships on Lake Wingra this Saturday, as the varsity eight try to avenge a brutal setback and the novice eight looks to continue recent success.At her press conference Monday, UW head coach Bebe Bryans said that a lack of extended practice times — the ice on Lake Mendota prohibited workout sessions up until approximately two weeks ago — has been a small setback, and the team is still working through some of the early-season details.”We are still figuring out our speed, figuring out our lineups, we knew that would be the case,” Bryans said. “It’s the one downside to having less water time than a lot of other teams, we don’t have time to play in private. When we have to make changes, it’s out there in public.”Wisconsin has, according to Bryans, been tested early and often in the 2006 campaign, which has served as replacement for the loss of practices before the first of April.”We’ve had a very challenging schedule, we didn’t hold back anything on the schedule this year for this team,” said the second-year coach. “We’ve had races pretty much every weekend against top ten-ranked teams.”The Badgers — ranked No. 16 in the Collegiate Rowing Coaches Association/USRowing Poll — faced two such programs last weekend on Lake Wingra. In the varsity eight race, No. 7 Michigan State and No. 9 Michigan defeated Wisconsin at its Double Dual on Saturday.Bryans said her team would get the opportunity to get back at both the Michigan State and Michigan squads in an even more important regatta, the Big Ten Championships, which will be held April 29 in St. Paul, Minn.When asked if her rowers would be ready for the chance, Bryans replied, “more than I can possibly say.””I think we were not fast enough this weekend, and they were very fast,” she added. “These crews are … serious competition. I know that we can compete with them; we didn’t do a good job this weekend. I don’t need to tell my athletes that, they know it.”We blinked this weekend, and our challenge is to race with them and not blink again.”Students become the masters … for a day: The fastest time of all Saturday was unsurprisingly attained by the Michigan State varsity eight in their morning race, when they defeated their UW counterparts with a time of 6:22.6.However, the bigger shock came when the Wisconsin novice eight, in its first race of the day, accomplished the second-best time of the entire meet. The Badgers nearly overtook the Spartans’ time, clocking in at an even 6:24.”I think that time surprised everybody,” Bryans said. “They have gelled really well, they’ve got a joy in racing, a reckless abandon, so to speak, and they’re fearless.”Bryans said she has entertained the thought of retooling her starting rowers for the varsity eight in light of the novice eight’s effort, which produced a 6-0 record on the day.”I’m open for anything,” Bryans said. “Because of their performance this weekend, and in the weeks leading up to this, they’ve just dominated everybody that they’ve come up against, that isn’t out of the realm of possibility.”Looking ahead: Bryans said there are two advantageous aspects of the upcoming Midwest Championships, one being the opportunity for everybody to get involved.”Some people that haven’t gotten to race or haven’t gotten much race experience will get to race here, both for the men and the women,” she explained. “We’re going to be trying some different lineups, trying some different races, putting people in different boats, perhaps, so it’s a tune-up for the top boats and it’s a great experience for everybody on the team.”Bryans added that the Midwest Championships give the Badgers one final chance to show off their skills before heading off to St. Paul for the conference meet, and perhaps ultimately the NCAA Championship regatta in West Windsor, N.J.”It’s a great regatta for the University of Wisconsin and the city of Madison,” the coach said. “And hopefully, it’ll be a nice weekend, this past weekend was perfect regatta-watching conditions. We’re hoping to have a great day.”last_img read more

Syracuse’s depth allows for a new weapon on defense: The full-court press

first_img Comments In the final two minutes of the first half, against an overmatched Eastern Washington team and in a game in which Syracuse struggled offensively, the Orange went to a strategy it couldn’t use for a large part of last season.Syracuse pressed forward, past half court. A double team led to a jump pass quickly intercepted by freshman point guard Jalen Carey. The next two possessions, the Eagles pushed tempo only to throw the ball out of bounds.Outside of a rebounding foul that led to a 1-and-1 free-throw opportunity, Eastern Washington crossed the midline only once in that span. Even then, the shot bounced off the rim and out. And the Orange went the other way.“We really couldn’t get anything going offensively,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “We got some steals. That was really, I thought, the difference in the game. We got points off the press.”A theme from last season continued in 2018, as the Orange’s offense struggled yet boasted an improved defense through the addition of depth and its use of the full-court press. In its season opener, No. 16 Syracuse (1-0) dominated on the defensive side of the ball in a 66-34 win over Eastern Washington (0-1) on Tuesday night, allowing the least amount of points ever in a game inside the Carrier Dome.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLast season, during Syracuse’s Sweet 16 NCAA Tournament run, what it lacked offensively, the Orange made up for defensively. Only once did SU allow more than 56 points in a Tournament game — in its season-ending loss to Duke.That came with three players averaging more than 38 minutes per game and another two with 27-plus minutes. Because of a smaller rotation last season, Syracuse rarely deployed the press.Laura Angle | Digital Design EditorThis year, Syracuse is just one of four Division I programs that returned its entire starting five.  The Orange also added three freshmen, transfer Elijah Hughes and return now-healthy rotational players Bourama Sidibe and Howard Washington.“It’s always great to have nine, 10 guys you can sub in and out,” freshman guard Buddy Boeheim said. “We’re definitely looking to press more, and it definitely helps to have more guys on the court.”The full-court press has been deployed consistently throughout both of SU’s scrimmages and the majority of Tuesday night. Everyday during practice, the team works on its pressing strategies for 10 to 20 minutes, Buddy said.Syracuse ranks third among all teams in the NCAA in average height, at 6-foott, 7.3-inches per player, according to Not only does the height help SU close out shooters or stop drives in the paint, but it can contribute toward knocking balls out of the air or double-teaming guards and blocking their view in press situations.When opposing guards try to slow the game down, Washington said the Orange’s press pushes tempo.“Our press was meant to get them,” Washington added. “Speed them up, cause some quick turnovers here and there.”When deploying the full-court press, Syracuse normally puts a man jumping in front of the inbounder. Two or three of its players normally trail or faceguard their opponents. Once the ball is put into play, SU tries to trap players in the corner or off the first dribble.Meanwhile, Paschal Chukwu or Sidibe stand on the other half, ready to play defense if the press is broken.“Once we see teams start to fold, and once they’re not able to control our trap,” Carey said, “that’s what makes us even more hungrier on defense to get steals.”When the halftime buzzer sounded Tuesday, Eastern Washington’s 10 points matched its turnovers for the half. The Orange took advantage of the sloppy play in the second half as well, scoring 33 total points off turnovers. That’s 20 more than SU averaged per game last year.The success did come against a weak Eastern Washington team, which ranks 189th out of 353 D1 teams, per Kenpom. Syracuse’s press still has a lot to prove as the season continues and the level of competition increases. Early last season, the Orange went to the press on occasion, but not nearly as often as the two scrimmages or in its season opener.On a day in which the offense failed to finish open looks, Syracuse showcased its new weapon.“New press that we put in,” Oshae Brissett said, “it’s been working for us.” Published on November 7, 2018 at 10:27 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcocenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Netflix and Walmart are already working on their own interactive programs

first_img Haier Smart Home Has the Solutions You May Like Sponsored Content HealthFormer GE CEO Jeff Immelt: To Combat Costs, CEOs Should Run Health Care Like a BusinessHealthFor Edie Falco, an ‘Attitude of Gratitude’ After Surviving Breast CancerLeadershipGhosn Back, Tesla Drop, Boeing Report: CEO Daily for April 4, 2019AutosElon Musk’s Plan to Boost Tesla Sales Is Dealt a SetbackMPWJoe Biden, Netflix Pregnancy Lawsuit, Lesley McSpadden: Broadsheet April 4center_img by Qingdao Haier ShareVideo Player is loading.Play VideoPauseMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:29Loaded: 0.00%0:00Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:29 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenYouTube is developing choose-your-own-adventure-style shows, exploring a new storytelling format that could increase viewers and ad sales for the world’s largest video website.A new unit will develop interactive programming and live specials under Ben Relles, who had been overseeing unscripted programs, the Google-owned company said Tuesday. Relles, who has worked at YouTube for eight years, just started in the role and is still exploring the best ways for YouTube viewers to participate in stories.Producers have tried for years to tell stories that let viewers pick different outcomes, but only recently has the technology advanced enough to entice large investments from some of the world’s top media companies.“We now have amazing new tools and opportunities to create and tell multilayered and interactive stories,” Susanne Daniels, YouTube’s head of original programming, said in a statement. “Ben has an intuitive and experienced understanding of how the platform can enhance content, making him the perfect choice to develop this exciting new division.”Competition LoomsNetflix has developed a handful of interactive shows for kids, and last December released Black Mirror: Bandersnatch its first interactive program for adults. The company is now working on a larger slate. Last year, Walmart invested $250 million in a joint venture with Eko, which produces interactive series.Chooseco, a publisher of books for children, owns the trademark to “Choose Your Own Adventure,” and has sued (NFLX)Netflix, seeking $25 million in damages. Netflix has asked the judge to dismiss the case, arguing that, “The idea of a narrative storytelling device in which readers or viewers make their own choices is not protected by trademark law.”YouTube has already experimented with interactive advertisements. But interactive programming—with multiple storylines—requires a far larger investment to ensure choices load without buffering. Netflix has built technology that remembers the choices users make over the course of a story.YouTube is restructuring its programming staff as part of a new strategy. The company has scaled back its ambitions in original scripted shows in favor of lower-cost reality fare and live events.But YouTube, a division of Alphabet Inc.’s (GOOG)Google, isn’t giving up on original programming all together. The company will announce a new slate at an event in New York in a few weeks, and has continued buying projects from producers.last_img read more