Thompson is quickest around Springfield oval

first_imgThompson, who started fourth, quickly went topside to open a large lead early in what proved to be a caution-free 20-lap feature.  Up front, Thompson was making sure he hit his marks as Bowers was running out of time in the quick paced feature. Thompson rode his Hayden Machinery Equipment ride to the win with a fast-closing Bowers, Pearish, Tillman and young Shawn Duncan rounding out the top five after a hard three-car battle for the spot. Pearish moved to the extreme high side in giving chase as Bowers was slicing his way to the front while battling with Tillman.  Thompson used the tight races behind him to pull away but Pearish started to reel in the race leader just past halfway while Bowers was using every inch and every lane of the smooth, slick surface in gaining ground.center_img On lap 15, Bowers caught Pearish and the duo gained on Thompson quickly. On lap 18, Bowers made a huge run on Pearish and made the slide job stick to grab second while Tillman was com­ing on strong.  SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (April 27) – James Thompson took the early lead and then held back Jet Rac­ing Central Region Point leader Steven Bowers Jr., Bobby Pearish and Bad Boy Mowers IMCA Modified track point leader Jody Tillman in becoming the third different in three events Satur­day at the “Quick-Quarter” of the Springfield Raceway.last_img read more


2015 Mary Kline Classic: Syracuse players of interest perform in top high school showcase

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 31, 2015 at 12:15 am Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR WEST ORANGE, N.J. – Matthew Moyer lost his footing and slipped. He looked like he was about to get hurt.But then the rising high school senior gathered himself, spun inside past two defenders and arched his left hand high, floating the ball in past two swooping defender’s hands.Two Syracuse commits – one of which was Moyer – along with many other SU targets and players with offers, joined some of the nation’s top talent east of the Mississippi river Saturday night at the Mary Kline Classic. The basketball tournament, started by Syracuse senior Alex Kline in memoriam of his mother, who died from brain cancer, played its fifth annual event in the West Orange high school gymnasium. The event raised $43,000 for cancer research.Moustapha Diagne, Four-Star Power Forward, Class of 2015, CommittedThough he said he was there just for fun, Diagne, listed as 6 feet 8 inches and 240 pounds by Scout, wasted no time in throwing his weight around.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWhen receiving the ball in the low post, he varied his movements from using a power-dribble into a drop-step and spinning into the lane. Diagne drew “Oohs!” from the crowd when he gained inside position on 6-foot-11-inch tall Josh Sharma, a Stanford commit, and powered through his larger opponent to finish a lay-up. He also deftly used his left hand to finishing a leaner in traffic and fooled an opponent with a drive and a reverse lay-up.“I’ve been working for everything for next level,” Diagne said. “I know I can get a lot better. I’ve been working on my jump shot from 15 feet, 17 feet.”Diagne put that practice to use in the Classic, making two-of-four jumpers, one being a fadeaway that followed a crossover. He attempted one 3-pointer that clanged off the far rim.Diagne pushed the ball up the court often, once throwing a nice bounce pass for a dunk. He also turned the ball over twice.Matthew Moyer, Four-Star Power Forward, Class of 2016, CommittedMoyer’s night didn’t start well. He missed a 3-pointer from the top of the arc and then committed a foul.But he soon found his rhythm and led his team in scoring with 12 points at halftime behind three straight possessions which ended with a Moyer dunk.Moyer, currently Syracuse’s only 2016 commit, consistently drew double-teams off the pick-and-roll and found big men open underneath for easy dunks. He also shot three jumpers, something he’ll be working on a lot more this summer.“I’m trying to be known as a knock-down shooter, not just an athlete,” Moyer said.He said he’s talked daily with Syracuse assistant coach Gerry McNamara and two or three times per week with head coach Jim Boeheim.“When we talk, it’s never about ball,” Moyer said. “It’s like, ‘Should I break up with my girl?’ or things like that. Life things. Special program, special people. With G-Mac, it’s like a father-figure and son.”Jack Meriwether, who coached against Moyer in the game, said he could tell Moyer wasn’t pushing his hardest because he’s a big-game player, but that his staff still had trouble deciding who to guard Moyer with. He’s too big for guards and too quick for big guys, Meriwether said.Moyer will attend an NBA Top 100 camp in two weeks.Trevon Duval, Five-Star Point Guard, Class of 2017, Offered Duval missed an alley-oop, a dunk and a jump-shot to open the game and was visibly frustrated.But after a drive, dish and dunk by a teammate, Duval’s play improved. He drew fouls, hit his free throws and distributed to teammates, but also had four turnovers.Duval visited Syracuse last year during Midnight Madness, and said he’s received offers from Villanova, Virginia Tech, Maryland and California.“I’ve got no time-table for picking schools,” he said. “Right now, I’m getting a lot of mail.”His uncle, Frank Martins, said he’s also been offered by Michigan and that he’ll starting short-listing schools at the end of next summer, but they haven’t even talked about it yet. Duval was born in New York, Martins added, and that his family grew up Syracuse and St. Johns fans.Sedee Keita, Four-Star Power Forward, Class of 2016, OfferedKeita, quick for a big man listed at 6-foot-9 and 220 pounds, was very active on the defensive end and forced two turnovers. But he committed some turnovers as well on the other end of the floor.The South Carolina native, with other offers from Iowa State and Memphis, missed two lay-ups at one point, but snagged the third rebound and put it home. He rebounded well and had one particularly thunderous block.Jordan Tucker, Four-Star Small Forward, Class of 2017, OfferedTucker missed three 3-pointers, one of which was tightly contested, and two jumpers. He turned the ball over twice and missed a lay-up.Nicholas Richards, Four-Star Center, Class of 2017, OfferedRichards had to bow out of the classic due to other obligations, Kline said. Commentslast_img read more


SANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

first_imgSANTA ANITA PARK AND GOLDEN GATE FIELDS COVID-19 PROTOCOLSARCADIA, Calif. (March 19, 2020)–At Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority.We are in full compliance with all government and local health orders and are taking every possible precaution and safeguard to ensure the health and safety of the limited number of essential racing personnel required to operate racing without fans.The horse racing industry is unique in several respects and now, perhaps more than ever in these difficult times, we must be mindful of our responsibility to prioritize the safety and well-being of the horses and those who care for them.We have the ability to limit exposure per health and governmental regulations while continuing to support our industry.The following protocols are in force at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands. The Recreational Hall and associated gym facilities in the stable area are closed.All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only CHRB licensed trainers and essential personnel who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the CHRB, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Security personnel at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Santa Anita, Golden Gate Fields and San Luis Rey Training Center are closed to new out-of-state personnel. No new personnel are allowed to accompany a horse onto TSG property from out-of-state, including jockeys, trainers, exercise riders and grooms.Horses must ship in to a trainer who currently has a barn at one of the three locations.Anyone travelling internationally, including owners, trainers, jockeys, grooms and exercise riders, must undergo mandatory 14-day quarantine and pass a physical examination prior to being allowed onto the grounds. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed to all but the official chart caller.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Travel for jockeys will be restricted.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields and essential CHRB licensed personnel responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area.last_img read more


Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 2

first_img Transfer rumours and paper review – Sunday, November 2 Here’s the top transfer-related stories in Sunday’s newspapers…Real Madrid winger Gareth Bale, 25, says he has no intention of making a £90m move to Manchester United. (Daily Star Sunday) Manchester City would be keen to move for Liverpool captain Steven Gerrard, 34, if the midfielder fails to sign a new deal at Anfield. (Mail on Sunday) Liverpool are ready to outbid Arsenal in the race to sign Barcelona winger Pedro, 27, in the January transfer window. (Metro) Arsenal also face competition from Manchester United in their attempts to sign 21-year-old Germany midfielder Julian Draxler from Schalke. (Sunday Express) Newcastle are trying to beat Celtic to the signing of 29-year-old midfielder Lassana Diarra, who is a free agent after leaving Lokomotiv Moscow. (Sunday People)  Liverpool are also set to replace Simon Mignolet with Fiorentina goalkeeper Neto, 25, in January. (Daily Star Sunday) Newcastle midfielder Cheick Tiote, 28, could be in line for a £12m January move to Rafa Benitez’s Napoli. (The Sun on Sunday) And here’s the latest talkSPORT.com headlines…La Liga starlet set to reject Premier League switchArsenal target ‘willing to join Roma’Man United transfer news: The free-scoring attacker being ‘tracked’ by the Red Devils, but is he needed?Chelsea and Man United eye Portugal starletExclusive – Walcott reveals Arsenal star Sanchez’s training secretExclusive – ‘Relaxed’ Wenger aiming for consistency with Arsenal, says MuambaExclusive – Parlour: Chelsea emulating Arsenal’s Invincibles would ‘hurt’Exclusive – Pellegrini looks ‘shell-shocked’, claims former Man City starExclusive – Lack of drive at Manchester City concerns Blues legendExclusive – There is something seriously wrong if Liverpool let Gerrard leave, says Reds hero 1last_img read more


PICTURE SPECIAL ON A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR JASON QUIGLEY AND HIS DONEGAL FANS

first_imgIT’S not every night you win your first Professional bout.But it was a dream start for Jason Quigley – and for his Donegal fans at the MGM Arena in Las Vegas.Here’s some more snaps to celebrate. PICTURE SPECIAL ON A SPECIAL NIGHT FOR JASON QUIGLEY AND HIS DONEGAL FANS was last modified: July 13th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Jason QuigleyLas Vegaspicture speciallast_img read more


Urban Gardening In Anchorage

first_imgToday, we’re urban gardening. The time to garden is now, and Anchorage resident Tikaan Galbreath can’t wait to dig into his soil.Download Audio“Check that out, the rhubarb is starting to poke its head through; a sign of a good spring,” Galbreath said. “The soil is getting warm.”Galbreath loves gardening so much that he and his wife chose their house for its large, south-facing yard. A concept Galbreath says his younger self would find absurd.“When I was growing up my mom always had a garden, but I rebelled naturally and ate a ton of processed foods,” he said. “And it wasn’t until I was going to school at the University of Massachusetts. It was just a rich valley full of local food and it really caught my attention.”So much so that Galbreath actually changed his minor to plant, soil and insect science. But after he graduated and moved to Alaska he had a hard time putting that knowledge to use. His landlord at the time didn’t want him growing food in the lawn, so he had to make the best of his limited space.“Growing in your house you can just grow in pots,” Galbreath said. “If you have a balcony or a window that gets some decent sun you have the opportunity to grow something. A roof works too.”Galbreath says if you’re interested in gardening but have no outside space to do it, try sticking with produce that thrives indoors.“Basil, tomatoes, squash, or eggplant are better inside,” he said. “So those hot climate crops, if you have the space inside definitely do it.”For those intimidated by gardening? Galbreath says start small. He suggests filling a flower bed with herbs and sticking it on your window sill.“That’s a great thing to do in the kitchen. Get a tray of different herbs that you can grow and harvest from while you’re cooking,” Galbreath said. “It’s not the dry stuff from the store, you know where it came from, and there’s just something about running your fingers through the herbs and getting that fresh smell.”Galbreath says no matter where you choose to grow, the key to a happy garden is good soil. One way he gets that is by composting, something he does indoors as well.“We have two big worm bins for the colder winter months,” he said. “Smelling a little ripe right now. Worms are cool.”Galbreath uses a pair of storage totes which he fills with worms, food scraps and newspaper for his compost. He keeps them by the front door. Galbreath says with a little creativity you can garden in just about any space, no matter the size. And he notes that when you do get a bigger space that creativity will come with you; like it did for him when he used a raspberry bush as a fence.“So in this case with the raspberries it’s a visual barrier giving us a bit more privacy, we make friends with our neighbors and it gives us the bounty of the fruit harvest,” he said.And although Galbreath is pleased with his yard, he’s not quite finished finding new places to garden. His next stop? The driveway.“Our vision is just to fence it in and block off three quarters of it,” Galbreath said. “We’ll still have enough room to park one car, but the rest will open up this whole new space and we’re thinking of an herb garden and a breakfast table where we can come out and enjoy the early morning sun.”last_img read more