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Hooker Harness certificates go to IMCA special events drivers

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first_imgFREEPORT, Ill. – A fifth-place place finish at one of 80 IMCA special events this season is good for a $50 product certificate, courtesy of Hooker Harness.The Freeport, Ill., custom seatbelt and shoulder harness manufacturer gives those certificates for all events in the Deery Brothers Summer Series for Late Models, and at designated specials for IMCA Modifieds, IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Certificates are mailed from the IMCA home office the week after official results from designated specials are received.All Hooker seat belts and harnesses are manufactured to individual customer specifications, so they are not manufactured until actually ordered. Any necessary alterations are made at no addi­tional cost.Information about Hooker Harness products is available at the www.hookerharness.com website, on Facebook or by calling 815 233-5479.The 2017 season is Hooker Harness’ third as an IMCA sponsor.“Hooker Harness has increased the value of their IMCA program to encourage more racers to update their safety equipment,” IMCA Marketing Director Kevin Yoder emphasized. “Belts and harnesses are critically important and something drivers should replace regularly to ensure they are safe in the cockpit.”last_img read more

The Latest: Senators press for transparency around Olympics

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first_imgEPCR says it “remains committed to completing the 2019-20 Heineken Champions Cup and Challenge Cup season.”___The Tokyo Olympic torch relay will start Thursday as planned in northeastern Fukushima prefecture but with no torch, no torchbearers and no public because of the coronavirus outbreak.There will be an Olympic flame carried in a lantern and transported by a vehicle along what organizers hope will be empty roadsides.The Tokyo Games and the relay have been caught in limbo since International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach said four weeks were needed to decide on an inevitable postponement of the planned opening on July 24. He has ruled out a cancellation. Additional allocations will be made as the pandemic evolves and its effects on Jacksonville and northeast Florida residents continue to be realized.___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have done an about-face on cutting salaries for employees making more than $100,000. A day after announcing the temporary 20% pay cuts because of the economics effects of the coronavirus pandemic, the teams’ co-owners rescinded them.Co-owner Josh Harris says after listening to his staff and players, it’s clear that the pay cuts was the wrong decision.“This is an extraordinary time in our world — unlike any most of us have ever lived through before — and ordinary business decisions are not enough to meet the moment. To our staff and fans, I apologize for getting this wrong.” March 24, 2020 ___USA Cycling chief executive Rob DeMartini tells The Associated Press that athletes were surveyed over the weekend by the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee and that the consensus was that postponing the Tokyo Games was the correct call.DeMartini says “training disruption and qualification challenges are too big to overcome even if the environment returns to a degree of normal by late summer.”DeMartini says that he is a fan of a “soonest possible” reschedule but not until the situation is a bit more predictable. That could mean early in 2021 or an Olympics that is pushed into the fall of next year.DeMartini says “we just need to be sure everything is being done to protect their safety.” ___IOC president Thomas Bach says “alarming figures” in the past few days about the coronavirus were key to deciding the Tokyo Olympics must be postponed.Bach cites the World Health Organization “saying in the last couple of hours that Africa has to prepare for the worst.”The IOC has been advised by the WHO, which said Monday the pandemic is accelerating.Bach says the original health issue for hosting the Tokyo Olympics was “could Japan offer a safe welcome” and the IOC was confident it could. The Paris organizers said in a statement Tuesday that “postponing the world’s biggest sporting event is not an easy decision,” but that the IOC did the right thing in listening to “the concerns of the sports world.”The statement added that the ”postponement of the Tokyo Games will make it possible to offer the athletes optimal conditions for preparation and competition.”___Road race world champion Mads Pedersen of Denmark says he is happy the International Olympic Committee made the decision to postpone the Tokyo Games on Tuesday rather than wait weeks or even two months.Pedersen would have been among the favorites to win cycling gold this summer. He says he’s sorry for the athletes who had planned their seasons around the Olympics. But he ultimately calls it the right decision, saying that “it shows that we are thinking above the sport and making everyone’s health the priority.” The Olympic trials were among the marquee events set to showcase the newly reconstructed Hayward Field on the University of Oregon campus. Hayward Field has been expanded in anticipation of the 2021 world track and field championships.___The NFL’s Arizona Cardinals have made a $1 million donation to help those in the state affected by the coronavirus pandemic.The Cardinals are working with Arizona Gov. Doug Ducey to launch an initiative that will help fund protective equipment for medical personnel, support nonprofits like food banks and homeless shelters, and provide disadvantaged students with technology to help with online learning.Cardinals President Michael Bidwell said in a statement that “this unprecedented crisis has us asking what we can do to help and what might have the greatest impact. We are grateful for the creation of this relief fund, are proud to support its critically important mission and hope that others throughout the community can join this effort in whatever way that they are able.” World Athletics adds that it is looking at a new qualification system to account for the postponement and for the havoc wreaked on the 2020 schedule by the coronavirus outbreak.___The president of the International Paralympic Committee says postponing the Olympics and Paralympics to 2021 was “the only logical option.”The Paralympics are governed by the same contract as the Tokyo Olympics.IPC president Andrew Parsons says “by taking this decision now, everyone involved in the Paralympic Movement, including all Para athletes, can fully focus on their own health and well-being and staying safe during this unprecedented and difficult time.” The Latest: Senators press for transparency around Olympics ___Jacksonville’s Shad Khan is the latest NFL owner to donate money to help during the coronavirus pandemic.Khan committed $1 million to northeast Florida’s response to the COVID-19 crisis.He is giving Florida’s First Coast Relief Fund $400,000. He is giving $75,000 to Feeding Northeast Florida. He is giving $75,000 to The Clara White Mission to provide food and care for the city’s homeless. He is giving the Jacksonville Public Education Fund $50,000 to provide needed supplies and technology to students and teachers as they make the transition to digital home learning.He also is giving the local chapter of the American Red Cross $50,000 in support of Anheuser-Busch’s initiative to support the continuation of blood drives throughout the country. The teams did not say whether they plan to maintain a four-day work week, which was part of the cuts. Employees benefits were never changed and the teams plan on keeping their 1,500 hourly workers paid throughout the regular season. The NHL’s Devils and the NBA’s Sixers are owned by Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of Harris Blitzer Sports and Entertainment.___Five-time Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings says it was the “responsible choice” to postpone the Olympics.“When you do something on a grand scale, you want to do it right,” she told The Associated Press. “Give time for the world to heal. I can’t imagine the enthusiasm that’s going to be coming next year, with the whole world coming together to watch this. I know the Japanese people are going to make the best of this.”A three-time beach volleyball gold medalist, Walsh Jennings was in position to make the 2020 Games with new partner Brooke Sweat. They’re treating the coronavirus shutdown like an offseason, staying home with their families and working out on their own. Newcastle’s 2-1 win over Melbourne City at an empty stadium on Monday was the last game completed. Sydney FC leads the standings with 48 points after 20 games.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:Two U.S. senators are pressing for transparency after the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the Tokyo Games over concerns about the coronavirus.Senators Jerry Moran, a Kansas Republican, and Richard Blumenthal, a Connecticut Democrat, are part of a subcommittee that handles issues related to the Olympics. In a joint statement, Moran, who’s the chairman, and Blumenthal, the ranking member, pushed for more clarity as the IOC decides when the games in Tokyo will be held in 2021. “Athletes deserve clear answers to when the games will be held and how their health will remain protected — not just at the Olympics themselves, but during the trials and training beforehand,” the statement read. “Clarity and transparency are vital steps to ensure the best possible outcome for the Tokyo Olympic Games.”Moran and Blumenthal sent a letter to IOC President Thomas Bach on March 11 to ask about the committee’s plan to prevent the spread of COVID-19 during the Tokyo Games. They also talked with U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee over health and safety of the athletes.___NASCAR has ordered staff pay cuts across its entire company until the series returns to racing.NASCAR President Steve Phelps sent a memo to employees Tuesday saying all officers will have a 25% reduction in salary, while all other employees will have their salary reduced by 20%. Budget expenses also have been frozen, and employees are being encouraged to use vacation. The Devils of the NHL and the Sixers of the NBA are owned by Josh Harris and David Blitzer, who are the founders of HBSE.___Modern pentathlon has canceled the remainder of its World Cup season and postponed the world championships from May to September or October.The four remaining World Cups — two in Sofia, Bulgaria, another in Budapest, Hungary, and the final in Seoul — had already been pushed to May and June but have now been officially canceled.The worlds, relocated from Xiamen, China, to Cancun, Mexico, and set for May 25-31, were rescheduled. The new dates were to be determined. The governing body cites priorities including “athlete wellbeing and maximizing opportunities for aquatics stars to compete at the highest level.”___The New Jersey Devils and Philadelphia 76ers have cut salaries for employees making more than $100,000 and put them on a four-day work week as the franchises deal with the impact of the coronavirus.Harris Blitzer Sports & Entertainment CEO Scott O’Neil announced the move in a letter posted on the Devils’ website.The cuts are scheduled to last for three months and will amount to roughly 6% of the employees’ yearly salary if the pandemic subsides.center_img ___World swimming body FINA says it will talk to the Japanese organizers of the 2021 world championships about a possible schedule clash with the Tokyo Olympics.The championships are planned for July 16-Aug. 1 in Fukuoka.If an exact one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics is agreed upon, it would take place July 23-Aug. 8.FINA says talks with Japanese officials will “determine flexibility around the dates of the competition, if necessary and in agreement with the IOC.” ___One of the key worldwide athlete groups that called for postponement of the Tokyo Games termed the IOC’s announcement a “bittersweet victory.”The group Global Athlete says it was appropriate for the International Olympic Committee to make the call Tuesday, instead of on a four-week timeline that it had suggested over the weekend. In a statement, the group said that while it commended the IOC for its decision, it also pressed the committee to engage with athletes while deciding on a new date for the Olympics.The statement said, “As shown over the past several weeks, no athletes, no Games.” California authorities have taken down the nets all along the Los Angeles-area beaches to discourage people from gathering. Walsh Jennings and her husband, beach volleyball pro Casey Jennings, put up a mini-net in their yard.Walsh Jennings says she understands why the IOC wanted to wait to make the decision.“Can you imagine making this decision after how many years and how much blood and sweat on a global level? People are having a problem calling off weddings, and calling off little tournaments, so imagine with all the billions of dollars that’s gone into this,” she said. “They have a grieving process to go through. They have so many moving parts to think about.”___Organizers of the 2024 Paris Olympics say the IOC and the Japanese government have ”chosen the best possible scenario” in postponing the Tokyo Games until next year. Associated Press Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says IOC President Thomas Bach has agreed “100%” to his proposal of postponing the Tokyo Olympics for about one year until 2021 because of the coronavirus outbreak.Bach had previously said the IOC would make an announcement about postponing the 2020 Olympics in the next four weeks.___Taiwan’s professional baseball league has set April 11 as the revised date for opening day.The start of the Taiwan-based Chinese Professional Baseball League’s season has been delayed twice this month because of the coronavirus pandemic. ___IOC president Thomas Bach says he did not discuss new dates for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics in talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.One option would be July 23-Aug. 8. That is exactly one year from the now-postponed July 24-Aug. 9 dates.Bach says the exact dates is a question for the Tokyo organizing committee and an International Olympic Committee panel overseeing the preparations.Swimming and track have their biennial world championships scheduled to start in July or August 2021. NASCAR currently is suspended until May 9, a span costing the series seven of its elite Cup races. Phelps has vowed all will be rescheduled. NASCAR was four races into the season — the longest in sports at almost 11 months — when the coronavirus brought the series to a halt.___The Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame’s newest class won’t get inducted until next year.Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame officials have announced their scheduled June 13 induction ceremony has been postponed to June 12, 2021, at Knoxville, Tennessee, because of the pandemic.The induction class features Debbie Brock, Carol Callan, Swin Cash, Tamika Catchings, Sue Donohoe, Lauren Jackson and Carol Stiff. The 1980 U.S. Olympic women’s basketball team is to be honored as trailblazers of the game. The CPBL’s website says the opening game would go ahead in a closed stadium but there could be up to 150 season ticket holders allowed entry under strict social distancing guidelines if the government approves.Sports leagues across Asia have been postponed or suspended because of the virus outbreak. The professional baseball and soccer leagues in Japan are aiming to start or resume their seasons in late April.___Japan’s NHK public television says Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will propose a one-year postponement for the Tokyo Olympics during talks with IOC President Thomas Bach.Abe says a postponement is unavoidable if the 2020 Games cannot be held in a complete manner amid the coronavirus pandemic. ___Australian soccer’s A-League has suspended its season indefinitely because of the coronavirus outbreak.That brings an end to all professional football competitions in Australia and New Zealand.Football Federation Australia chief executive James Johnson says the latest measures imposed by the federal government made it impossible for the A-League to continue. The league had only a few regular-season games remaining before the playoffs. Johnson said the postponement will be reviewed on April 22.Johnson says “as a national competition played in all parts of Australia, as well as New Zealand, mission complicated became mission impossible.” Abe held telephone talks with Bach after IOC said it would make a decision on the Tokyo Games over the next four weeks.___The European club rugby finals in May have been suspended because of the coronavirus outbreak.Governing body European Professional Club Rugby announced the decision a day after a conference call by the board.The Champions Cup and second-tier Challenge Cup had already suspended the quarterfinals scheduled for next month. Now the semifinals on May 1-3 and the finals in Marseille set for May 22-23 are off. ___The Tokyo Olympics have been officially postponed until 2021.The International Olympic Committee along with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and local organizers have decided that the Tokyo Games cannot go ahead as scheduled this year because of the coronavirus outbreak.The IOC says the games will be held “not later than summer 2021” but they will still be called the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.___ ___The U.S. Olympic track and field trials in Eugene, Oregon, will be rescheduled in the wake of the International Olympic Committee’s decision to postpone the 2020 Tokyo Games because of the spread of the coronavirus.TrackTown USA, the local organizing body, announced Tuesday that is working with USA Track & Field and the U.S. Olympic & Paralympic Committee on rescheduling the event, which was originally set to start on June 19.“Although it is not yet clear how long it may take to finalize a new date for the event, our Local Organizing Committee stands ready to welcome the best athletes in the country to the University of Oregon’s Hayward Field once a decision is reached,” TrackTown USA CEO Michael Reilly said in a statement.TrackTown USA is working on procedures for fans who already have purchased tickets to either retain them or apply for refunds. The world cycling calendar has been suspended since the outbreak of the new coronavirus. Officials have not decided whether the Tour de France will carry on this July, but most of the events leading up to the Grand Tour race have been canceled or postponed.___The Montreal Canadiens are temporarily laying off 60% of employees while the National Hockey League season is suspended.Groupe CH, which owns hockey’s most storied club, says the layoffs go into effect March 30. Groupe CH also is establishing a $6 million assistance fund that will enhance employment insurance to make sure employees receive 80% of their salary for the following eight weeks and be available for loans to employees.Owner Geoff Molson says: “We are working extremely hard to limit the impact this situation will have on our employees.” Governing body UIPM says it welcomed the decision to postpone the Tokyo Olympics and will finalize plans to revise qualification.___The track world championships in Eugene, Oregon, could be moved from 2021 to 2022 after the Olympics were postponed.World Athletics says it is talking with organizers about “alternative dates, including dates in 2022.”The championships in Eugene are due to run from Aug. 6-15, 2021. That would conflict with the Olympics if the same July-August slot as originally planned for 2020 is used next year.last_img read more

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first_imgBoston took control of its series against Carolina on Saturday despite learning goalie Tuukka Rask decided to opt out of the playoffs to be with his family. The defending Eastern Conference champions also were without leading scorer David Pastrnak for the second straight game because of injury, but still beat the Hurricanes 3-1 to take a 2-1 lead into that series’ Game 4. Pastrnak skated with the team on Sunday, but coach Bruce Cassidy says he’s “50/50 at best.” Meanwhile, Carolina will be without Andrei Svechnikov. The young Russian winger’s right leg buckled after he tangled with Zdeno Chara late in Game 3.And the late game has the defending Stanley Cup champs looking to breathe more life into their repeat hopes. The St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Brayden Schenn’s overtime goal Sunday. Now, instead of being down 3-0, the Blues pulled to 2-1 heading into Game 4.NHL NEWSPenguins star Malkin undergoes elbow surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has undergone surgery to repair a left elbow injury. The team did not provide specifics on the nature of Malkin’s injury or when it occurred. The 34-year-old Malkin led the Penguins with 74 points during the regular season but was ineffective during a four-game loss to Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs. Malkin recorded just one assist during the series and had a minus-3 rating. The expected recovery time for Malkin is about a month, meaning he should be available whenever training camp for the 2020-21 season opens. August 17, 2020 Associated Press LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has begun its two-month playoff journey at the Disney complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Denver and Utah were the first pairing to take the court today. They’ll be followed by the defending champion Toronto Raptors playing the Brooklyn Nets. The it’s Philadelphia and Boston, with the Dallas Mavericks and L.A. Clippers playing the final game of the night. Teams have been in the bubble for nearly six weeks already for training camp, scrimmages and seeding games. Now there are 16 teams left. For the first round of the playoffs, it’ll be four games per day at each of two Disney arenas, meaning drama will begin in the early afternoon and continue until late in the evening.If Kawhi Leonard wins an NBA Finals MVP award with the Clippers this season, he’d do something that nobody has ever done — three finals MVPs with three different teams. NFL NEWSCowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injuryFRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp. The Cowboys added plenty of depth on the defensive line in the offseason. But the loss of a potential starting tackle is a setback. McCoy will have surgery soon. The 32-year-old was working against Antwaun Woods in an individual drill. McCoy signed a three-year contract in March.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have released placekicker Chandler Catanzaro. Coach Joe Judge announced the move Monday, just 16 days after the team hired the veteran following the release of incumbent Aldrick Rosas. New York is in talks with former Carolina Panthers veteran Graham Gano. He hit a career-long 63-yard field goal with :01 to play to help the Panthers beat the Giants 33-31 in 2018. Judge did not say why he cut Catanzaro. Gano missed last season with an injury. In other college football news:— Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. Malzahn says one staff member also tested positive earlier this summer. The Tigers and other Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday ahead of a season scheduled to start on Sept. 26. Malzahn says Auburn had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He expects results back by the end of the week. He says the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each. — Mississippi starting center Eli Johnson says he won’t play football this season. Johnson announced on Twitter that he’ll sit out the season and focus on completing his master’s degree in criminal justice in December. The Southeastern Conference allows players to opt out of the season because of COVID-19 and remain on scholarship. Johnson started all 12 games last season, allowing only one sack. His father, David, was hospitalized this summer because of the virus.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium through Sept. The Cubs and Cards get the day’s action started at 5:15 p.m. Eastern in Chicago, with the first game of a doubleheader. Game 2 will, of course, also be in Wrigley, but St. Louis is designated as the home team.Other National League matchups have the Mets in Miami and Washington at Atlanta. Chicago’s other team has made its presence felt as well, although the White Sox haven’t shown as much consistency as the Cubs. The White Sox are 11-11, but they showed some of their potential Sunday by slugging four consecutive home runs in a 7-2 win over St. Louis. Tonight they get a visit from the Tigers.Also in the American League, the Yankees host Boston, Toronto visits Baltimore and Kansas City is in Minnesota to play the Twins.Interleague matchups have San Diego at Texas, the Astros hosting the Rockies, Oakland at Arizona, the Giants in Southern California to play the Angels, while the Dodgers get a visit from the Mariners. K-State OK’d for 25% capacity for football gamesKansas State will allow 25% capacity at its football stadium for games this season after getting approval Monday from the county commission. That means a maximum crowd of just under 15,000 fans. The Big 12 Conference is allowing schools to set their own attendance policies based on local jurisdictions. The Riley County Commission reviewed the rest of Kansas State’s return-to-play protocols, too. Fans will be required to wear face coverings where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Tailgating will not be permitted in parking lots controlled by the school. There will be no reentry. There also will be hand sanitizing stations and other protective measures. The school will allow beer and wine to be purchased in general seating sections for the first time. LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The NBA has begun its two-month playoff journey at the Disney complex in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Denver and Utah were the first pairing to take the court today. They’ll be followed by the defending champion Toronto Raptors playing the Brooklyn Nets. The it’s Philadelphia and Boston, with the Dallas Mavericks and L.A. Clippers playing the final game of the night. Teams have been in the bubble for nearly six weeks already for training camp, scrimmages and seeding games. Now there are 16 teams left. For the first round of the playoffs, it’ll be four games per day at each of two Disney arenas, meaning drama will begin in the early afternoon and continue until late in the evening.If Kawhi Leonard wins an NBA Finals MVP award with the Clippers this season, he’d do something that nobody has ever done — three finals MVPs with three different teams. NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEAvalanche aiming to distract Coyotes’ Kuemper more in Game 4UNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be searching for ways to get in front of Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper more in Game 4 of their playoff series. Arizona pulled within 2-1 in the series after Kuemper stopped 49 shots in a 4-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3. Kuemper has stopped 111 of 119 shots against Colorado and is the main reason the Coyotes have a chance to tie up the series inside the Edmonton bubble.The first game of the day has Tampa Bay and Columbus on the ice at 3 p.m. Eastern. Columbus managed just seven combined shots in the final two periods in Saturday’s Game 3 against Tampa Bay, leading to a 3-2 loss that put the Lightning up 2-1 heading into Game 4. The Blue Jackets already play a close-to-the-vest style and the Lightning have made it tougher on them with offensive pressure. NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEAvalanche aiming to distract Coyotes’ Kuemper more in Game 4UNDATED (AP) — The Colorado Avalanche will be searching for ways to get in front of Arizona Coyotes goalie Darcy Kuemper more in Game 4 of their playoff series. Arizona pulled within 2-1 in the series after Kuemper stopped 49 shots in a 4-2 win over the Avalanche in Game 3. Kuemper has stopped 111 of 119 shots against Colorado and is the main reason the Coyotes have a chance to tie up the series inside the Edmonton bubble.The first game of the day has Tampa Bay and Columbus on the ice at 3 p.m. Eastern. Columbus managed just seven combined shots in the final two periods in Saturday’s Game 3 against Tampa Bay, leading to a 3-2 loss that put the Lightning up 2-1 heading into Game 4. The Blue Jackets already play a close-to-the-vest style and the Lightning have made it tougher on them with offensive pressure. NFL NEWSCowboys newcomer Gerald McCoy out for season with leg injuryFRISCO, Texas (AP) — Dallas Cowboys defensive tackle Gerald McCoy is out for the season after tearing the quadriceps tendon in his right leg in the first padded practice of training camp. The Cowboys added plenty of depth on the defensive line in the offseason. But the loss of a potential starting tackle is a setback. McCoy will have surgery soon. The 32-year-old was working against Antwaun Woods in an individual drill. McCoy signed a three-year contract in March.In other NFL news:— The New York Giants have released placekicker Chandler Catanzaro. Coach Joe Judge announced the move Monday, just 16 days after the team hired the veteran following the release of incumbent Aldrick Rosas. New York is in talks with former Carolina Panthers veteran Graham Gano. He hit a career-long 63-yard field goal with :01 to play to help the Panthers beat the Giants 33-31 in 2018. Judge did not say why he cut Catanzaro. Gano missed last season with an injury. MLB-SCHEDULEDarvish pitching like All-Star again for CubsUNDATED (AP) — After entering the season at a bit of a crossroads, the Chicago Cubs are atop the NL Central. Since winning the World Series in 2016, the Cubs have won only one postseason series. They didn’t make the playoffs at all in 2019, and David Ross replaced Joe Maddon as manager before this season. Chicago broke out early to a 13-3 record, and the Cubs still lead the division by 3 1/2 games even after dropping the last three games of their series against Milwaukee.It’s hard to say who the top challenger to the Cubs will be in the division. St. Louis won it last year, but the Cardinals have played only eight games in 2020 because of the coronavirus. Milwaukee has scrambled back to .500 with those victories over Chicago. — Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes had surgery for a torn pectoral muscle, a significant setback to a defense in transition. The Bengals signed Waynes to a three-year deal as a free agent from Minnesota, a key part of their defensive overhaul. Waynes was expected to start along with William Jackson III, but now has a long recovery ahead. — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Jonathan Williams, adding depth in the backfield behind Kerryon Johnson and rookie D’Andre Swift. Detroit released running back Wes Hills on Monday to clear a spot on the roster. Williams has 329 yards rushing on 79 carries with two touchdowns over parts of three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills. — The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history and at 38 becomes the league’s youngest team president. Wright spent seven years as an NFL running back, was an Arizona Cardinals captain and their Players Association representative. After retiring as a player, Wright earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and joins the organization after working at a strategy and management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He will run the business side of the organization and join coach Ron Rivera in reporting directly to owner Dan Snyder.— ESPN’s new Monday Night Football team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will debut on Sept. 14 when they call the late game between the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos. The three are familiar with each other. They called the late game in last season’s Week 1 doubleheader between Denver and Oakland. They replace the duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Ratings had increased the past two seasons but the announcing was widely criticized. ESPN is hoping this booth has more staying power. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.COLLEGE FOOTBALL Associated Press In other college football news:— Auburn football coach Gus Malzahn says his players have had 33 positive tests for COVID-19 this summer. Malzahn says one staff member also tested positive earlier this summer. The Tigers and other Southeastern Conference teams opened preseason camp Monday ahead of a season scheduled to start on Sept. 26. Malzahn says Auburn had no positive tests last week, but four players are still going through the testing protocols. He expects results back by the end of the week. He says the school has administered 863 tests among players, an average of more than seven times each. — Mississippi starting center Eli Johnson says he won’t play football this season. Johnson announced on Twitter that he’ll sit out the season and focus on completing his master’s degree in criminal justice in December. The Southeastern Conference allows players to opt out of the season because of COVID-19 and remain on scholarship. Johnson started all 12 games last season, allowing only one sack. His father, David, was hospitalized this summer because of the virus.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSNo fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium through Sept. — Bengals cornerback Trae Waynes had surgery for a torn pectoral muscle, a significant setback to a defense in transition. The Bengals signed Waynes to a three-year deal as a free agent from Minnesota, a key part of their defensive overhaul. Waynes was expected to start along with William Jackson III, but now has a long recovery ahead. — The Detroit Lions have signed running back Jonathan Williams, adding depth in the backfield behind Kerryon Johnson and rookie D’Andre Swift. Detroit released running back Wes Hills on Monday to clear a spot on the roster. Williams has 329 yards rushing on 79 carries with two touchdowns over parts of three seasons with the Indianapolis Colts, New Orleans Saints and Buffalo Bills. — The Washington Football Team has hired Jason Wright as team president. He’s the first Black person to hold that position in NFL history and at 38 becomes the league’s youngest team president. Wright spent seven years as an NFL running back, was an Arizona Cardinals captain and their Players Association representative. After retiring as a player, Wright earned an M.B.A. from the University of Chicago and joins the organization after working at a strategy and management consulting firm in Washington, D.C. He will run the business side of the organization and join coach Ron Rivera in reporting directly to owner Dan Snyder.— ESPN’s new Monday Night Football team of Steve Levy, Brian Griese and Louis Riddick will debut on Sept. 14 when they call the late game between the Tennessee Titans and Denver Broncos. The three are familiar with each other. They called the late game in last season’s Week 1 doubleheader between Denver and Oakland. They replace the duo of Joe Tessitore and Booger McFarland. Ratings had increased the past two seasons but the announcing was widely criticized. ESPN is hoping this booth has more staying power. Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the early game between the Pittsburgh Steelers and New York Giants.COLLEGE FOOTBALL K-State OK’d for 25% capacity for football gamesKansas State will allow 25% capacity at its football stadium for games this season after getting approval Monday from the county commission. That means a maximum crowd of just under 15,000 fans. The Big 12 Conference is allowing schools to set their own attendance policies based on local jurisdictions. The Riley County Commission reviewed the rest of Kansas State’s return-to-play protocols, too. Fans will be required to wear face coverings where 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained. Tailgating will not be permitted in parking lots controlled by the school. There will be no reentry. There also will be hand sanitizing stations and other protective measures. The school will allow beer and wine to be purchased in general seating sections for the first time. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-PLAYOFFSDenver takes Utah in overtime 135-125LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have taken the first game of the NBA’s bubble playoffs with an overtime win over the Utah Jazz. The series is a best of seven face-off without fans because of the pandemic. MLB-SCHEDULEDarvish pitching like All-Star again for CubsUNDATED (AP) — After entering the season at a bit of a crossroads, the Chicago Cubs are atop the NL Central. Since winning the World Series in 2016, the Cubs have won only one postseason series. They didn’t make the playoffs at all in 2019, and David Ross replaced Joe Maddon as manager before this season. Chicago broke out early to a 13-3 record, and the Cubs still lead the division by 3 1/2 games even after dropping the last three games of their series against Milwaukee.It’s hard to say who the top challenger to the Cubs will be in the division. St. Louis won it last year, but the Cardinals have played only eight games in 2020 because of the coronavirus. Milwaukee has scrambled back to .500 with those victories over Chicago. There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September. The Falcons will play at least two home games without fans — against Seattle on Sept. 13 and against Chicago on Sept. 27. Atlanta United previously announced there would be no fans for three games: Aug. 22 against Nashville SC, Aug. 29 against Orlando City SC and Sept. 2 against Inter Miami CF.In other virus-related sports news:— The Canadian Football League has canceled its 2020 season because of the pandemic. The decision marks the first year since 1919 the Grey Cup won’t be awarded. The nine-team league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the cancellation was in the “best long-term interests” of the league and the CFL is “absolutely committed” to 2021. The CFL, unlike other major leagues in North America, does not have the luxury of a billion-dollar television contract. While its deal with TSN has become more lucrative over the years, the CFL remains a gate-driven league, a major problem when fans aren’t allowed in the stands.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEWelcome to the playoffs: The NBA’s best time of year is here TENNIS – US OPENWimbledon champion Halep opts out of playing at U.S. OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep says she will skip the U.S. Open. The Wimbledon champion says she wants to put her health first amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep writes on Twitter that she “always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision and I therefore prefer to stay and train in Europe.” Halep is a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2. She won the title in Prague on Sunday. Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings won’t play in New York. No. 1 Ash Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu have also withdrawn from the tournament.,Update on the latest sports There will be no fans at Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium for NFL and MLS games played in September. The Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United say the coronavirus pandemic forced the decision. The teams say they will continue to collaborate with local and national health officials before deciding on the possibility for fans in games after September. The Falcons will play at least two home games without fans — against Seattle on Sept. 13 and against Chicago on Sept. 27. Atlanta United previously announced there would be no fans for three games: Aug. 22 against Nashville SC, Aug. 29 against Orlando City SC and Sept. 2 against Inter Miami CF.In other virus-related sports news:— The Canadian Football League has canceled its 2020 season because of the pandemic. The decision marks the first year since 1919 the Grey Cup won’t be awarded. The nine-team league announced the move Monday, dashing hopes of a shortened season in the hub city of Winnipeg, Manitoba. Commissioner Randy Ambrosie says the cancellation was in the “best long-term interests” of the league and the CFL is “absolutely committed” to 2021. The CFL, unlike other major leagues in North America, does not have the luxury of a billion-dollar television contract. While its deal with TSN has become more lucrative over the years, the CFL remains a gate-driven league, a major problem when fans aren’t allowed in the stands.NHL PLAYOFFS-SCHEDULEWelcome to the playoffs: The NBA’s best time of year is here August 17, 2020 The Cubs and Cards get the day’s action started at 5:15 p.m. Eastern in Chicago, with the first game of a doubleheader. Game 2 will, of course, also be in Wrigley, but St. Louis is designated as the home team.Other National League matchups have the Mets in Miami and Washington at Atlanta. Chicago’s other team has made its presence felt as well, although the White Sox haven’t shown as much consistency as the Cubs. The White Sox are 11-11, but they showed some of their potential Sunday by slugging four consecutive home runs in a 7-2 win over St. Louis. Tonight they get a visit from the Tigers.Also in the American League, the Yankees host Boston, Toronto visits Baltimore and Kansas City is in Minnesota to play the Twins.Interleague matchups have San Diego at Texas, the Astros hosting the Rockies, Oakland at Arizona, the Giants in Southern California to play the Angels, while the Dodgers get a visit from the Mariners. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-PLAYOFFSDenver takes Utah in overtime 135-125LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have taken the first game of the NBA’s bubble playoffs with an overtime win over the Utah Jazz. The series is a best of seven face-off without fans because of the pandemic. Update on the latest sports Boston took control of its series against Carolina on Saturday despite learning goalie Tuukka Rask decided to opt out of the playoffs to be with his family. The defending Eastern Conference champions also were without leading scorer David Pastrnak for the second straight game because of injury, but still beat the Hurricanes 3-1 to take a 2-1 lead into that series’ Game 4. Pastrnak skated with the team on Sunday, but coach Bruce Cassidy says he’s “50/50 at best.” Meanwhile, Carolina will be without Andrei Svechnikov. The young Russian winger’s right leg buckled after he tangled with Zdeno Chara late in Game 3.And the late game has the defending Stanley Cup champs looking to breathe more life into their repeat hopes. The St. Louis Blues beat the Vancouver Canucks 3-2 on Brayden Schenn’s overtime goal Sunday. Now, instead of being down 3-0, the Blues pulled to 2-1 heading into Game 4.NHL NEWSPenguins star Malkin undergoes elbow surgeryPITTSBURGH (AP) — Pittsburgh Penguins center Evgeni Malkin has undergone surgery to repair a left elbow injury. The team did not provide specifics on the nature of Malkin’s injury or when it occurred. The 34-year-old Malkin led the Penguins with 74 points during the regular season but was ineffective during a four-game loss to Montreal in the qualifying round of the playoffs. Malkin recorded just one assist during the series and had a minus-3 rating. The expected recovery time for Malkin is about a month, meaning he should be available whenever training camp for the 2020-21 season opens. TENNIS – US OPENWimbledon champion Halep opts out of playing at U.S. OpenNEW YORK (AP) — Simona Halep says she will skip the U.S. Open. The Wimbledon champion says she wants to put her health first amid the coronavirus pandemic. Halep writes on Twitter that she “always said I would put my health at the heart of my decision and I therefore prefer to stay and train in Europe.” Halep is a former top-ranked player who is currently No. 2. She won the title in Prague on Sunday. Six of the top eight women in the WTA rankings won’t play in New York. No. 1 Ash Barty and defending champion Bianca Andreescu have also withdrawn from the tournament.last_img read more

Top Five Highlights of the Fall Semester

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first_imgThere were many memorable highlights of the Fall 2015 semester for the Badgers across all sports. The Badger Herald has narrowed it down to our favorite five highlights. 1. Gaglianone’s kick beats NebraskaRafael Gaglianone’s redemption came at a perfect time to save his team and keep the Badgers’ dreams of reaching Indianapolis alive at the time. Gaglianone lined up for a 46-yard attempt from the right hashmark with nine seconds remaining, just one minute and 17 seconds removed from a 39-yard miss.This time, Gaglianone converted, putting Wisconsin up 23-21 and temporarily taking UW’s season off life support. The thrilling moment capped off a final-minute, game-winning drive and secured the Freedom Trophy would stay in Madison.2. Men’s hockey defeats North DakotaFor all of the disappointment the men’s hockey program had to deal with last season, winning just four games, signs of improvement became evident Nov. 6. The Badgers took down then-No. 1 North Dakota 3-1.After falling behind seven minutes into the game, Wisconsin scored three unanswered goals, with two coming in the second period. UW hunkered down in the defensive down and watched the seconds tick away toward victory as it took out the top-ranked team in the nation.3. Women’s hockey snaps Border Battle losing streak with sweepFor all of the success the women’s hockey program at UW has had, Minnesota has been its kryptonite. Four years had passed since the last time Wisconsin beat Minnesota. That all changed Dec. 4, when sophomore forward Annie Pankowski redirected a puck from in front of the net into back of the net with 55 seconds remaining in overtime.Quite the dramatic way to snap the losing streak.UW followed that effort the following day with a 3-1 win at LaBahn Arena, establishing itself at the top of the WCHA standings and in the middle of a historic winning streak.4. Volleyball advances to third-straight Sweet 16Since Kelly Sheffield took over the helm of the Wisconsin volleyball program three seasons ago, consistency has been a staple of the team. The Badgers have finished in the top four of the Big Ten in all three seasons. Currently, UW is on a 14-match winning streak.The Badgers advanced to the Sweet 16 Dec. 11 against No. 11 Florida by beating Iowa State in straight sets in front of a packed and hyped up UW Field House. The raucous atmosphere that night was symbolic of the home court advantage UW has had all season.5. Women’s soccer wins share of Big Ten titleFor all of the troubles the women’s soccer team endured during the beginning of the regular season, it showed tremendous fight and grit to emerge as one of the top teams in the Big Ten, earning a share of the Big Ten regular season title.The Badgers won eight straight matches on their way to the shared title, which came a season after the team won the Big Ten Tournament.last_img read more

Governor declares this ‘wind week’ in Iowa

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first_imgA 150-foot-long wind turbine blade positioned on the northwest corner of the Iowa State Fairgrounds was the site of a ceremony Monday. Governor Kim Reynolds signed the blade — and signed a proclamation declaring this “wind week” in Iowa.“As the governor of this state, I certainly understand the importance that renewable energy has not only for Iowans, but for our economy,” Reynolds said. American Wind Energy Association C-E-O Tom Kiernan says more than nine-thousand people are working in 10 different Iowa factories that are supplying things like wind turbine towers and blades.“I was in Washington, D.C. with a wind tech from Iowa talking about the jobs and he corrected me. He said: ‘No, no, no. This isn’t just a job. This is a career,’” he said. “….We’re having, because of the training programs, more people stay in Iowa and rural America.” Iowa Economic Development Authority director Debi Durham says one-third of all consumers make purchasing decisions based on a company’s environmental and social impact.“Indeed, businesses are increasingly focused on their environmental footprint and the fact that we can power a production economy with affordable, reliable and renewable energy is a powerfall calling card for our state,” Durham said. “It’s one of the many reasons sustainability-minded businesses like Facebook and Apple and Google have chosen Iowa.” By 2020, Iowa wind turbines are projected to account for 40 percent of the energy produced in the state.last_img read more

Google Maps adds detailed charging station listings for Tesla other electric cars

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Source: Charge Forward Following recent updates focused on upgrading Commutes, Google Maps is now working to improve the experience of finding charging stations for electric vehicles. Optimized search and listings surface more detailed information like ports availability, and supports Tesla, ChargePoint, and several other networks around the world. more…The post Google Maps adds detailed charging station listings for Tesla, other electric cars  appeared first on Electrek.