Butch Jones, Tennessee face crucial statement game vs. Florida

first_imgUSA TODAYThe fabulous future — and present — of LSU’s Leonard Fournette Though he has been recruiting like crazy, securing top-10 classes the past two years, his record is 14-14 with just one notable victory over a ranked South Carolina team in 2013. And when you combine the decade-long drought against rival Florida with Tennessee’s Week 2 loss to Oklahoma in which it blew a 17-0 lead, the pressure has been cranked up on Jones to deliver a breakthrough win.Jones, however, has been preaching patience all week, making note of how young a team Tennessee will bring to The Swamp.“You try to have a reference point of when you last went in there, and the problem is there’s only 12 players on our travel roster who played in the 2013 game at Florida,” Jones said.Follow the road to the 2015 College Football Playoff at The Football Four, our home to rate and debate the nation’s best. .oembed-asset-link { background: #fff; border-bottom: 1px solid #e1e1e1; }.oembed-link-anchor { display: block; clear: both; }.oembed-link-thumbnail{ float: left; padding: 14px; }.oembed-link-thumbnail img { max-width: 78px; max-height: 60px; display: block; }p.oembed-link-title { font-size: 75%; color: #009BFF; margin: 0 14px; padding-top: 12px; font-weight:normal; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; }p.oembed-link-desc { font-size: 100%; color: #666; font-weight: normal; margin: 0 14px 14px 14px; font-family: ‘Futura Today Light’; text-align: left; line-height: 120%; } Saturday could be a crucial turning point in Butch Jones’ tenure at Tennessee.Either the Volunteers will end a frustrating 10-year losing streak to Florida and calm the nerves of a fan base that had high expectations for this season, or Jones will be left to fight against a mounting narrative that he can’t win high-pressure games.“You can never put more into one game than the rest because of the competitive structure and nature of our conference,” Jones said this week. “You invest in victory every week and put everything into it.”But make no mistake: This is the biggest moment of Jones’ career. Still, there won’t be any excuses for Tennessee this week against a Florida team in transition under first-year coach Jim McElwain and missing cornerback Jalen Tabor, who was suspended on Thursday.During its 10-year losing streak, Tennessee has only had the better roster than Florida a couple times. This year, however, is one of them. It’s time for the Vols to learn how to win.“Obviously we didn’t finish off an opponent like we would have liked to,” Jones said of the Oklahoma game. “But you also come away and learn many valuable lessons. Now it’s being able to apply those lessons in a positive way next time that situation occurs.”GALLERY: TOP GAMES IN WEEK 4last_img read more

Saville misses out on goal after video footage shows final touch was Grigg’s

first_imgFollow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Brentford’s second goal in Tuesday’s thrilling 3-2 win at home to Peterborough has been credited to Will Grigg.On-loan Chelsea midfielder George Saville was initially credited with what would have been his third goal for the Bees since joining them in the summer.But after video footage was reviewed, striker Grigg has now been officially listed as the goalscorer as it was decided that he got the final touch before the ball crossed the line. See also:Donaldson nets late winner for BeesRosler is jubilant after Brentford victorycenter_img YTo4OntzOjk6IndpZGdldF9pZCI7czoyMDoid3lzaWphLW5sLTEzNTI0NjE4NjkiO3M6NToibGlzdHMiO2E6MTp7aTowO3M6MToiMyI7fXM6MTA6Imxpc3RzX25hbWUiO2E6MTp7aTozO3M6MjI6Ildlc3QgTG9uZG9uIFNwb3J0IGxpc3QiO31zOjEyOiJhdXRvcmVnaXN0ZXIiO3M6MTc6Im5vdF9hdXRvX3JlZ2lzdGVyIjtzOjEyOiJsYWJlbHN3aXRoaW4iO3M6MTM6ImxhYmVsc193aXRoaW4iO3M6Njoic3VibWl0IjtzOjMzOiJTdWJzY3JpYmUgdG8gb3VyIGRhaWx5IG5ld3NsZXR0ZXIiO3M6Nzoic3VjY2VzcyI7czoyODM6IlRoYW5rIHlvdSEgUGxlYXNlIGNoZWNrIHlvdXIgaW5ib3ggaW4gb3JkZXIgdG8gY29uZmlybSB5b3VyIHN1YnNjcmlwdGlvbi4gSWYgeW91IGRvbid0IHNlZSBhbiBlLW1haWwgZnJvbSB1cywgY2hlY2sgeW91ciBzcGFtIGZvbGRlci4gSWYgeW91IHN0aWxsIGhhdmVuJ3QgcmVjZWl2ZWQgYSBjb25maXJtYXRpb24gbWVzc2FnZSwgcGxlYXNlIGUtbWFpbCBmZWVkYmFja0B3ZXN0bG9uZG9uc3BvcnQuY29tIGFuZCB0ZWxsIHVzIHlvdSB3aXNoIHRvIHN1YnNjcmliZSB0byBvdXIgbmV3c2xldHRlci4iO3M6MTI6ImN1c3RvbWZpZWxkcyI7YToxOntzOjU6ImVtYWlsIjthOjE6e3M6NToibGFiZWwiO3M6NToiRW1haWwiO319fQ==last_img read more

Instant Analysis | Kentucky-Kansas

first_imgJohn Calipari opened his postgame press conference with: “No, we’re not that good.” But No. 1 Kentucky sure looked like it in throttling No. 5 Kansas 72-40 in the Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis on Tuesday night.The Wildcats (3-0) held the Jayhawks to 19.6 percent shooting and blocked 11 shots. Eleven UK players scored at least four points led by Dakari Johnson (11), Andrew Harrison (10 and 4 assists), Karl-Anthony Towns (9, 8 rebounds, 4 blocks and 3 assists), Aaron Harrison (8) and Willie Cauley-Stein (7 and 10 rebounds).Both platoons played and thrived. No one got more than 21 minutes. The Cats shot a decent 43.1 percent but had just six turnovers and went more than 22 minutes without one. It was a clinic. Afterward, KU coach Bill Self opened a water bottle at the podium and joked that he hoped it was vodka. He said it’s not crazy to think Kentucky could go undefeated this season and it’ll take someone “special” to beat the Cats.RELATED: Kentucky basketball dominates Kansas, 72-40RELATED: Himmelsbach | Kentucky stokes the hype machine RELATED: Instant Analysis | Kentucky-KansasHere’s how each platoon fared until Calipari started shuttling in his 10th and 11th men, Derek Willis and Dominique Hawkins, and even the walk-ons. (Reminder, with the exception of sprinkling in some subs for foul trouble: Platoon 1 is the Harrison twins, Poythress, Towns and Cauley-Stein; Platoon 2 is Ulis, Booker, Lyles, Lee and Johnson.)KENTUCKY’S TWO PLATOONS VS. KANSASPlatoon 1 – 20:00 to 14:55, 8-7 UK lead (2-6 FG, 8-6 rebounding, 3 turnovers, 8-7 advantage in 5:05)Platoon 2 – 14:55 to 11:19, 14-9 UK lead (3-6 FG, 5-3 rebounding, 1 turnover, 6-2 advantage in 3:36)Platoon 1 – 11:19 to 7:51, 26-10 UK lead (4-8 FG, 8-1 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 12-3 advantage in 3:28)Platoon 2 – 7:51 to 5:38, 30-15 UK lead (1-4 FG, 5-1 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 4-5 deficit in 2:13)Platoon 1 – 5:38 to 2:04, 35-21 UK lead (2-5 FG, 1-9 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 5-6 deficit in 3:34)Platoon 2 – 2:04 to 0:00, 38-28 UK lead (1-3 FG), 0-4 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 3-7 deficit in 2:04) TOTALS: Platoon 1 outscored KU 25-16, outrebounded KU 17-16, 3 turnovers in 12:07; Platoon 2 outscored KU 13-12, was outrebounded by KU 10-9, 1 turnover in 7:53. * Trey Lyles subbed in for Willie Cauley-Stein (two fouls) for 2:03 of Platoon 1’s final rotation of the half. SECOND HALFPlatoon 2 – 20:00 to 16:26, 44-28 UK lead (3-5 FG, 5-1 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 6-0 advantage in 3:34)Platoon 1 – 16:26 to 12:00, 53-35 UK lead (4-8 FG, 5-4 rebounding, 0 turnovers, 9-7 advantage in 4:26)Platoon 2 – 12:00 to 6:58, 62-36 UK lead (3-6 FG, 6-4 rebounding, 1 turnover, 9-1 advantage in 5:02)* For instant updates on the Wildcats, follow me on Twitter @KyleTucker_CJ. Email me at ktucker@courier-journal.com. INDIANAPOLIS, IN – NOVEMBER 18: Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk #10 and Jamari Traylor #31 of the the Kansas Jayhwaks and Karl-Anthony Towns #12 of the Kentucky Wildcats battle for a loose ball during the game against in the State Farm Champions Classic at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on November 18, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)last_img read more

Toews scores in overtime, Blackhawks beat Senators 3-2

first_img First Published: 15th January, 2020 12:57 IST Written By Associated Press Television News Jonathan Toews scored 42 seconds into overtime and assisted on Chicago’s two other goals, as the Blackhawks rallied to beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. A pair of goals by Dominik Kubalik tied the score at 2-all early in the third after the Blackhawks trailed 2-0 early. Kubalik has seven goals this season.Robin Lehner stopped 20 shots for Chicago, which was playing its first of three games in eastern Canada.Connor Brown and Chris Tierney scored first-period goals for the Senators. Rookie goaltender Marcus Hogberg started in net for the third straight game and made 27 saves.Ottawa has just one regulation win in its last 14 games (3-5-6). The Senators are winless in their past eight (0-4-4).Ottawa sped to an early lead. Brown scored 3:33 into the game, banging home a rebound of a shot by Dylan DeMelo.Tierney gave the Senators a 2-0 lead less than four minutes later, scoring his seventh of the season by tipping in a pass from Thomas Chabot.With time running out in the second, Kubalik cut the Senators’ lead in half, deflecting a shot by Patrick Kane shot and beating Hogberg.Kubalik then beat Ron Hainsey in a foot race 3:41 into the third and scored through Hogberg’s pads for his 18th of the season.Lehner made an impressive two-pad save on Anthony Duclair to keep the game close early in the second. That seemed to spark the Blackhawks.NOTES: Nikita Zaitsev was back in Ottawa’s lineup for the first time since suffering an undisclosed injury Dec. 14. The Senators announced Nick Paul would likely miss a month due to a high ankle sprain. … Tuesday’s game marked the return of Zack Smith, who was traded to Chicago for Artem Anisimov in the off-season. Smith’s 612 career games with Ottawa ranks ninth in franchise history. Smith has two goals and nine points through 39 games, while Anisomov has eight goals and 10 points in 27 games with the Senators. WATCH US LIVE COMMENTcenter_img LIVE TV SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 15th January, 2020 12:57 IST Toews Scores In Overtime, Blackhawks Beat Senators 3-2 Jonathan Toews scored 42 seconds into overtime and assisted on Chicago’s two other goals, as the Blackhawks rallied to beat Ottawa Senators 3-2 on Tuesday night. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Critical Ravens offseason even more unsettling after Orr retirement

first_imgWe already knew the Ravens were facing a critical offseason.Having missed the playoffs in three of the last four years and sporting an underwhelming 31-33 record since winning Super Bowl XLVII, Baltimore knows it has work to do to reclaim its place as an annual contender in the AFC. Sure, you could try to argue that the Ravens are “close” since they were a tackle away from topping Pittsburgh in Week 16 to take the AFC North lead, but an 8-8 record with such a veteran-dependent roster doesn’t exactly scream that they’re moving in the right direction. It also means that they’re picking in the middle of each round of the 2017 draft, making it more difficult to land the kind of elite game-changing talent they desperately need.And then the news broke last Friday that 24-year-old inside linebacker Zach Orr was retiring due to a rare congenital spine condition.The former undrafted free agent wasn’t going to be the next Ray Lewis, but Orr was one of the few second- and third-year Ravens to take a major step forward, establishing himself as a quality talent in his first year as a starter. While general manager Ozzie Newsome has recently counted on many veterans to fight off Father Time to maintain a high level of play, Orr had the potential to get even better, the kind of upside the Ravens need more of to climb out of their rut of mediocrity.The young linebacker’s unexpected retirement only makes the offseason to-do list longer.Their 2016 starters at nose tackle, 5-technique defensive end, right tackle, and fullback are unrestricted free agents. The Ravens need to add starting-caliber options at wide receiver, cornerback, and edge pass rusher. They would like to upgrade at center and may need a starting safety if Lardarius Webb ends up being among their salary-cap casualties.And inside linebacker has now been added to the list of concerns after that position was regarded as one of the most stable. Perhaps they will find an internal option to take Orr’s place, but the Ravens aren’t in a position where they can afford to downgrade their strengths.With only so much cap space at their disposal, the Ravens won’t be able to address all of the aforementioned needs to the degree they’d like and frankly will need good fortune along the way, whether it’s finding some late-round gems or a diamond-in-the-rough free agent or two.Losing Orr is the opposite of good luck and is unsettling in a crucial offseason that hasn’t really started yet.Pro Bowl shufflingWith safety Eric Weddle and center Jeremy Zuttah added to the AFC roster on Monday, the Ravens now claim a total of seven players invited to the Pro Bowl, one shy of the franchise high.At what point does the madness end with this charade of a game in which many players don’t even want to participate and many fans don’t want to watch?Even if fans and media were too hard on Zuttah this season, it’d be very tough to argue that his play warranted an invitation to Orlando as an alternate. What about Denver quarterback Trevor Siemian, who reportedly would have been invited to play in the game if not for recent shoulder surgery?Ask Cincinnati Bengals tight end Tyler Eifert if playing in the game is worth it after an ankle injury suffered in last year’s Pro Bowl cost him half of the 2016 season.If the NFL wants to preserve whatever prestige that remains for being a Pro Bowl selection, the game needs to be discontinued. Maybe they could instead hold a rousing game of musical chairs, a much better reflection of the roster shuffling.Keep the honor, but please dump the game.Second-round sufferingWith Orr’s retirement, many have pointed to Kamalei Correa as his potential replacement with the Ravens currently viewing the 2016 second-round pick as more of an inside linebacker than an outside option.To do that, Correa will need to buck the trend of second-round disappointments after he played just 48 defensive snaps as a rookie. Baltimore’s last four selections in the second round have made a total of 31 starts with defensive tackle Timmy Jernigan making 24 of those.Jernigan may not blossom into a Pro Bowl player, but he’s at least been a productive starter, a fair standard for a second-round choice. In contrast, inside linebacker Arthur Brown didn’t make it through his rookie contract, tight end Maxx Williams is coming off major knee surgery for a cartilage problem, and Correa couldn’t crack an outside linebacker rotation that had playing time up for grabs in 2016.This is a big offseason for the Boise State product to prove he’s not the latest second-round disappointment.Patriots InvitationalPerhaps a healthy Derek Carr would have made the Oakland Raiders an intriguing foe, but it was clear how big the divide was between New England and everyone else after Pittsburgh was demolished in the AFC championship game on Sunday.Even in past years in which the Patriots ultimately advanced to the Super Bowl, you usually felt there were at least a couple AFC teams who had a real chance to beat them, but that simply wasn’t the case this season.A league that champions parity had more mediocrity than usual with most of the 12 playoff teams not posing a serious threat to the contenders at the top. Eight of the 10 playoff games being blowouts helped support that notion.last_img read more

The Peter Principles (Ch. 3): How close did Angelos come to owning Baltimore’s NFL team?

first_img3. Giving Peter The Ball & Scabs “I think they are concerned about litigation, but they feel as we do, that no one wants to litigate but one has to sometimes and the chances for success are excellent. I’m confident that Baltimore is the best applicant for an NFL franchise both from a financial and a fan standpoint.”– Peter Angelos, May 18, 1994 to The Sun regarding Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke blocking his rights to buying an NFL franchise (Author note: This is Chapter 3 of future book “The Peter Principles” that I was working to finish in March 2014 when my wife was diagnosed with leukemia. I have released the first three chapters of the book, which chronicles the history of Peter G. Angelos and his ownership of the Baltimore Orioles. I think you’ll find much of this already-reported information to be illuminating.)Chapter 1 is available here.Chapter 2 is available here.Chapter 12 is available here. center_img TO UNDERSTAND BALTIMORE’S INNATE YEARNING for a National Football League team is to understand what the Baltimore Ravens have meant to the town, its sports psyche and the league since returning in 1996. After winning Super Bowls in 2001 and 2013, it’s very hard to fathom that time and space between March 28, 1984 and Nov. 6, 1995 ­– when the town that participated in what became known as The Greatest Game Ever Played in 1958, the place that the Colts of Johnny Unitas, Lenny Moore, Art Donovan, Raymond Berry and Jim Parker roamed on 33rd Street in what was affectionately known as the World’s Largest Outdoor Insane Asylum – was without the NFL.The Orioles were the toast of Baltimore for sure in the early 1990s but there was always something missing in the Charm City when there weren’t NFL games on those 12 seasons of Sundays in the fall. After a decade of high-speed pursuits by the state of Maryland, Mayor of Baltimore and then Governor William Donald Schaefer, the Maryland Stadium Authority and several bidders in 1993, the city was repeatedly turned down in the expansion process. By the time Angelos had purchased the Orioles, the NFL had found itself in a precarious situation with Baltimore sitting empty and several suitors working every angle possible to steal an existing team and essentially steal another city’s team the way the Colts were stolen off in the middle of the night in 1984 by owner Robert Irsay. And Washington Redskins owner Jack Kent Cooke had tried every possible way to keep Baltimore from ever having a team again and once attempted to get a stadium built in Laurel to ensure it. Schaefer blocked Cooke and then rallied support for civic monies to be held to fund a Baltimore football stadium at Camden Yards if the NFL granted the city a franchise.Despite all of the efforts of Schaefer and his steward Herb Belgrad, it didn’t work. In early 1995, the city of Baltimore was considered to be further away than ever in a search for a return to the NFL now that a pair of expansion teams had gone to Jacksonville and Charlotte and it was clear St. Louis was in the final stages of swiping the Rams from Los Angeles.It was a dirty business, this franchise ownership, league gamesmanship, civic hostage taking of teams and the politics of modern sports. But Baltimore and Maryland were a unique player in the revolving door of NFL cities vying for the theft of teams from other markets where old stadia were failing to lure more revenue or ownerships were dissatisfied and looking for a bigger, better deal – led of course by Irsay’s decision to leave the land of pleasant living a decade earlier and the machinations of Al Davis in California with the Raiders.Because of what the Orioles meant to the area and the success of the downtown revitalization spurred by the facility, Baltimore, Maryland had real money in the state coffers to fund a new stadium in the parking lot adjacent to the baseball stadium at Camden Yards. The area had always been earmarked as the site of a potential NFL team but the only problem was finding one of the existing 30 teams to find the deal too $weet to pass up. There was a lot of money to be made on an NFL franchise in Baltimore and the thought was that with many municipalities hard-lining NFL owners on the stadium issue on behalf of local taxpayers, it was only a matter of time before someone moved a team to the former home of the Colts. The insiders knew just how much money and how rich the Baltimore deal was for an owner who wanted to flee but the media and local fans were very skeptical after a decade of operating in the fog of having lost the Colts.Once again, Angelos went into his office in Baltimore and tried to don the cape as a civic hero, flying in to save the day and bring the NFL back to his hometown.But there were several other suitors pushing to be the winner in this grab for a football team in 1994.Leonard “Boogie” Weinglass left Angelos’ partnership before it ever really began in September 1993 – he never invested in the team after being the original local person who was interested in the club when Eli Jacobs put it up for sale. At the time he said it was in an effort to pursue an NFL team that he hoped to call the Bombers, paying homage to the World War II planes that were built in Eastern Baltimore County at Martin Marietta.Malcolm Glazer and his sons Bryan and Joel had been one of the three failed efforts by Baltimore to win the 1993 NFL expansion process. Now, they had set their sights on buying the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in their home state of Florida, where they lived in Palm Beach.Baltimore beer distributors Bob Footlick and Bob Pinkner had also partnered with Robert Schulman in an effort to pursue an NFL team.And, of course, with his August 1993 victory in the New York auction house and his leading man status as the owner of the Orioles, Angelos was funded and motivated to join Miami’s Wayne Huizenga as the second man to own an NFL and MLB franchise simultaneously. There had previously been language to disallow such a locallast_img read more

Nicole Kidman, Tiffany Haddish and Jennifer Lopez cover “TIME’s” 100 Most Influential People issue

first_imgPeter Hapak for TIME(NEW YORK) — Nicole Kidman, Tiffany Haddish and Jennifer Lopez are among TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2018. They’re three of the stars who grace the six individual covers the magazine is issuing to coincide with the list.Nicole is among 18 people in the Artists category — the other categories are Pioneers, Leaders, Titans and Icons. She’s joined in that category by Wonder Woman‘s Gal Gadot, Stranger Things’ Millie Bobby Brown, This Is Us star Sterling K. Brown, Hugh Jackman, Black Panther director Ryan Coogler, Lady Bird’s Greta Gerwig, Roseanne Barr, Jimmy Kimmel and John Krasinski.Tiffany made the Pioneers category, along with Insecure’s Issa Rae, rapper Cardi B, Trevor Noah and Silcon Valley’s Kumail Nanjiani.J.Lo was named in the Icons category, which also includes Chadwick Boseman, pop stars Rihanna and Kesha, #MeToo founder Tarana Burke and Olympic skater Adam Rippon.Per tradition, each honoree has a few lines written about them by an equally famous peer.  For example, Naomi Watts wrote about Kidman; Adele wrote about Rihanna, while Cher wrote about Rippon.Other big names that made the list include Oprah Winfrey, President Donald Trump, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, and Kim Jong Un.Copyright © 2018, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Cotton Bowl, HO’T shows bring curtain down on IMCA Lone Star Series

first_imgPAIGE, Texas – A fan appreciation night program and two Texas Nationals shows bring the curtain down on IMCA’s Lone Star Series.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds, IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks are in action Thursday, July 3 at Cotton Bowl Speedway in Paige and Friday and Saturday, July 4 and 5 at Heart O’ Texas Speedway in Waco. The top driver in points in each division for the final three nights of the series get $250 bonuses. A kids’ bicycle giveaway is in the works at Cotton Bowl, where fireworks and a Cody McCarver concert follow the races.Winner’s shares of the purses at Paige are $450 for the Modifieds, $425 for the Southern SportMods, $300 for the Stock Cars and $200 for the Hobby Stocks.Gates to the pit area open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Spectator admission is $15 for adults, $12 for seniors, military personnel with ID and students and free for five and under. Pit passes are $30.Information about the Cotton Bowl program is available by calling 512 748-4218 and at the www.cottonbowlspeedway.com website. Lone Star Series shows July 4 and 5 do double duty as the Texas Nationals.Both Modified features at Waco pay $1,000 to win and are qualifiers for the 2014 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot. SportMod features pay $750 to win, Stock Car features pay $600 and Hobby Stock features $400. Pit gates and the grandstand open at 6 p.m. Friday. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. and racing starts at 8 p.m. On Saturday, gates and the grandstand open at 5 p.m. Hot laps are at 7:15 p.m. with racing at 8 p.m.Grandstand admission each day is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, military personnel with ID and students, $5 for kids ages 6-12 and free for five and under. Pit passes are $25.More information is available by calling 254 291-1836 and at the www.heartotexspeedway.com website. Series Director Selby Holder and officials from the IMCA home office will be in attendance at all three events. Top 10 Point Standings Lone Star Series for Modifieds – 1. Keith White, Little River Academy, 187; 2. Josh McGaha, Abilene, 182; 3. J.P. Dowell, Killeen, 164; 4. Chad Melton, Springtown, 157; 5. Glen Hibbard, Euless, 131; 6. Ben Ketteman, Pflugerville, 125; 7. Chris Elliott, Abilene, 113; 8. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, 109; 9. Joe Spillman, Marble Falls, 105; 10. Cory Davis, Eunice, N.M., 93.Wild Child Race Cars Series for Stock Cars – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, 185; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, 175; 3. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, 163; 4. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, 145; 5. Tristan Carman, Killeen, 139; 6. Colby Dem­ing, Hobbs, N.M., 122; 7. Michael Sheen, Lamesa, 114; 8. Jason Adcock, San Angelo, 109; 9. Dennis Bissonnette, Stephenville, 102; 10. Tyler Muirhead, Mabank, 101. Lone Star Series for Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeremy Oliver, Chilton, 141; 2. Brock Beeter, Minot, N.D., 111; 3. Eric Stan­ton, Carlisle, Iowa, 110; 4. Mike Watkins, Hawley, 106; 5. Rodney Sparks, Hawley, 103; 6. Brad King, Parshall, N.D., 101; 7. April Phillips, Abilene, 100; 8. Gerald Spalding Jr., Abilene, 96; 9. Andrew Sebastian, Minot, N.D., 89; 10. Jamie Herring, Killeen, 87. Southwest Racing Specialties Series for Southern SportMods – 1. Gabe Tucker, Carbon, 185; 2. Jake Upchurch, Grand Prairie, 168; 3. Justin Cass, Abilene, 154; 4. Justin Long, Haslet, 153; 5. Allen Montgomery, Fort Worth, 145; 6. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, 138; 7. Cory Williams, Slaton, 111; 8. Brad Shirley, Springtown, 108; 9. G.W. Egbert IV, Belton, 107; 10. Randy Doyle, Killeen, 101.last_img read more

Jet passed within 10 minutes of where North Korean missile test landed, official says

first_imgPowered by WPeMatico Related iStock/Thinkstock(WASHINGTON) — A commercial airliner flew past the location where North Korea’s July 4 intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) would land in the Sea of Japan less than 10 minutes later, according to a U.S. official.Flight data from the time of the ICBM’s landing on Friday indicates that the aircraft that was potentially in danger was Air France flight 293, traveling from Tokyo to Paris with 323 people on board.The plane’s flight path shows the Boeing 777 traveling west of Hokkaido as the North Korean ICBM was airborne.The Japanese Defense Ministry said the ICBM landed about 93 miles northwest of Okushiri Island. In the 10 minutes before the ICBM hit the water, the Air France flight had only traveled about 90 miles north, according to ABC News’ analysis.In a statement to ABC News, Air France said North Korea’s missile test zones “don’t interfere in any way with Air France’s flight paths,” and that the flight was operated “without any reported incident.”“Moreover, in cooperation with the authorities, Air France constantly analyzes potentially dangerous flyover zones and adapts its flight plans accordingly,” the statement continued.But the Pentagon has already expressed concern over the potential danger a missile could pose to commercial aircraft in the region.“This missile flew through busy airspace used by commercial airliners,” said Pentagon spokesman Capt. Jeff Davis after North Korea’s July 4 ICBM test. “It flew into space. It landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, and an area that’s used by commercial and fishing vessels. All of this completely uncoordinated.”The U.S. typically issues a press release before it conducts a missile test. Earlier today, 30th Space Wing Public Affairs issued a warning that Air Force Global Strike Command would launch an unarmed Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday.North Korea does not issue such releases.Friday’s ICBM test, which was North Korea’s second ever, was determined to not pose a threat to North America by the U.S. military.Copyright © 2017, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

Frederick Keys Weekly Recap: 5/17- 5/30

first_imgThe Frederick Keys are looking for a big week, looking to get hot, and of course looking to stay hot for the rest of the season. The Keys open this week with a 15-23 record, 8 games below .500 so it will take a couple weeks to get back to where they should be. Here is a recap from each of the games from this week and last week.Game 1: 5/17/18: Frederick 3 Lynchburg 1The Keys get off to a hot start in the first inning of the game. Wilson Garcia singles in a run with 2 outs in the top of the 1st and was followed by a double from 3rd basemen Jomar Reyes. Alex Wells comes one inning short of a quality start, going 5 innings of one run baseball and 6 strikeouts. Brandon Kline comes in the finish the job, going 2 scoreless innings. The teams planned for a doubleheader but the second one was rained out so that’s why they only played 7 innings. Player of the game goes to Wilson Garcia for 2 hits and an important early RBI.Game 2: 5/19/17: Myrtle Beach 4 Frederick 3The Keys once again get off to a hot start in the top of the first with a RBI single from Preston Palmeiro and a RBI double play from Wilson Garcia and then in the 3rd inning a home run from Cole Billingsley. Christian Alvarado pours in a quality start going 6 innings and allowing 3 runs with 6 strikeouts. Tyler Erwin comes in to allow a single, making a force attempt error, and a sac fly to advance the runner to 3rd. Stephen Klimek comes in and throws a wild pitch to allow the go ahead run and the loss is on Tyler Erwin. So a tough turn of events for the Keys, as the Keys could not come back in the last few innings.Game 3: 5/20/18: Myrtle Beach 1 Frederick 6Michael Baumann makes his first start after his promotion. After pitching to a 5-0 record with a 1.42 ERA the Orioles finally thought it was time to promote him to the next level. Baumann could be moving through the system very quickly. This will definitely not be the last new addition to the Keys this season, with several arms in Delmarva dominating the South Atlantic League. Anyway, Michael Baumann started off a little shaky allowing a home run in the first inning but was close to flawless the rest of the game. He finished off with a complete game, going 7 innings, 4 hits, 1 earned run, 1 walk, and 2 strikeouts. In Delmarva Baumann, the 2017 3rd round pick, out of Jacksonville University, struck out 47 hitters in 38 innings, so I think as Baumann gets adjusted to the competition at this level, the strikeouts will come. Wilson Garcia led the offense in this one, tallying 2 hits and 4 RBIs. Stuart Levy, the catcher, and recently promoted outfielder, TJ Nichting also produced multi hit games. Michael Baumann is the player of the game. Game 4: 5/20/18: Myrtle Beach 1 Frederick 10Lucas Humpal starts off the second game of this double header with a solid start, going 5 innings, allowing 1 run, on 4 hits and striking out 3. The bullpen for this game, consisting of Zach Muckinhirn and Travis Seabrooke, comes in for the last two innings, allowing a hit a piece and no runs. Preston Palmeiro led the team with 5 RBIs with one hit, that hit being a grand slam, he also had a sacrifice fly. Ryan McKenna, Wilson Garcia, and Chris Clare all had multi hit games, to score 10 runs as a team. The player of the game goes to Preston Palmeiro.Game 5: 5/21/18: Salem 5 Frederick 1The Keys finished with the same amount of hits as the Red Sox but just could not get anything going, the only extra base hits were from Chris Clare who finished with 2 doubles. Ofelky Peralta started off, he went 5 innings, allowing 4 runs (3 earned), striking out 4 but walking 5. Walking batters continues to be a major concern for Ofelky Peralta. If Peralta can improve his control, he could be a valuable asset for the Keys. On the bright side the team struck out zero times the whole game.Game 6: 5/22/18: Salem 13 Frederick 11The pitching was dreadful tonight, John Peluffo allowing 6 earned runs (7 Runs) followed by Travis Seabrooke allowing 5, and also Scott Burke allowed 1. In the bottom of the 6th inning it was 12-1, but the Keys didn’t give up and started a rally, to have it 13-9 going into the bottom of the 9th inning. Ryan McKenna singled and Cole Billingsley walked in the 9th but it wasn’t enough. Chris Clare finished with the most impressive stat line of 3 hits, 3 RBIs, 3 Runs, and 2 walks. He came a double shy of the cycle. Game 7: 5/23/18: Red Sox 5 Keys 11The Keys get a solid start from Alex Wells on the mound, he goes 5.2 innings, allowing 2 earned runs and the offense was definitely there to back him up. TJ Nichting started the party with a RBI single in the second inning, followed by RBIs from Ryan McKenna, Chris Clare, and several others. Ryan McKenna was very impressive with 4 hits in 6 at bats, tallying 4 RBIs. Despite McKenna’s big day he did not lead the way, Wilson Garcia the DH, finished with 7 RBIs and 4 hits also, including 2 home runs. TJ Nichting also finished with 4 hits, Jomar Reyes with 3, and Chris Clare also with 3. Player of the game goes to Wilson Garcia. Game 8: 5/24/18: Red Sox 1 Frederick 5Christian Alvarado pitched wonderfully, going 7 full innings, allowing one earned run, and striking out 7. Ryan McKenna was incredible once again, going 3-3 with a RBI. Preston Palmeiro also had a good day at the plate, 2 for 3 with 3 RBIs. Tyler Erwin also came in to throw two scoreless innings to preserve the lead. Ryan McKenna is the player of the game. Game 9: 5/25/18: Keys 2 Wood Ducks 4A pitchers duel in Kinston, North Carolina as Michael Baumann was solid on the mound going 5.2 innings, allowing 1 earned run (2 runs) and striking out 6. Zach Muckenhirn got the loss allowing 2 earned runs in 2 innings of relief. Jomar Reyes tallied the only 2 hits of the game for the Keys including a 2 run homer. Tough loss for the Keys, hopefully the bats can come back for the next matchup against the Down East Wood Ducks.Game 10: 5/27/18: Keys 1 Wood Ducks 4Another tough day at the plate and another pitchers duel. Ofelky Peralta got the quality start but the offense was not there to back him up. He went 6 innings, allowing 3 earned runs, striking out 2 but walking 3. He really needs to improve on his command and control. Jomar Reyes once again led the offense, sending one out of the park again. Collin Woody also had a decent day at the plate, he had 2 hits and 2 walks on the day. Game 11: 5/27/18: Keys 4 Wood Ducks 11The Keys once again cannot get the bats going. Ryan McKenna had yet another impressive day at the plate, going 3-4. Collin Woody also had a multi-hit day. Lucas Humpal goes just 4.1 innings allowing 7 earned runs. Scott Burke also came in for an inning and two thirds, to give up 4 earned runs. Not much going for the Keys in this one. Preston Palmeiro had 2 RBI off of a double and Collin Woody homered. Game 12: 5/29/18: Keys 2 Blue Rocks 1A pitchers duel again for the Keys. Alex Wells goes 6.1 innings, allowing just 1 earned run. Control and command is his strength and after a slow start he is starting to pitch very well without blowing it by anyone. TJ Nichting had a night to remember, credited with 2 outfield assists at home plate, and 2 hits at the plate. Collin Woody homered again for both RBIs in the game. Player of the game goes to TJ Nichting. Game 5/30/18: Keys 5 Wilmington 3Zac Lowther gets the call to the next level, he starts off his career with Frederick going just 4 innings but pitching well. He allows 1 earned run but walks 3. I guess the Keys and the Orioles didn’t want him throwing too much so hopefully he can get deeper into the game next outing. Zach Britton makes his rehab appearance at the Frederick Keys level, he goes 1 inning and struck out the side. He allowed a broken bat single also. Ryan McKenna led the way on the offense, collecting 3 hits and an RBI. Collin Woody and Chris Clare also finished with multiple hits. Ryan McKenna gets the player of the game. The Keys are still 7 games below .500 but I think with several players getting hot, some promotions from Delmarva, and the defense coming around, the Keys can start winning more games. Please follow and like us:last_img read more