Four race dates in Canyon’s IMCA Winter Challenge

first_imgPEORIA, Ariz. – Four IMCA divisions race all four dates in the 2020 Winter Challenge at Canyon Speedway Park. Front gates open at 11 a.m. and racing starts at 1 p.m. each day. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and military and free for kids ages 11 and under. Pit passes are $35, $20 for children ages 7-11 and free for six and under. More information is available by calling 602 258-RACE and at the www.canyonspeedwaypark.com website. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars and Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods both vie for $1,000 to win and a minimum of $100 to start. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks run for $500 to win and a minimum of $75 to start.  Waiver forms for all children must be completed at the gate for pit entry to practice or race nights. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and E3 Spark Plugs State points will be awarded. Pill draws are $50 for Modifieds, $40 for Stocks and SportMods, and $30 for Hobbies.center_img The Winter Challenge will be broadcast by Speed Shift TV. Self-contained camping is available at no cost during the Winter Challenge.  Open practices on Fridays Jan. 24 and Jan. 31 run from 6:30-9:30 p.m. Entry to the grandstand is free. Pit passes are $25 or free for ages 11 and under.  IMCA Modifieds run for $1,250 to win and a minimum of $125 to start Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifying features on Saturdays and Sundays Jan. 25-26 and Feb. 1-2.last_img read more

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Trace amounts of cocaine and ketamine found in shrimp

first_imgResearchers in the UK are expressing their concern after they found a regular occurrence of illicit drugs and pesticides in the samples of freshwater shrimp they tested.The scientist from King’s College London and the University of Suffolk tested the exposure of wildlife at 15 different sites in the county of Suffolk and found that at all of the sites, the wildlife contained trace amounts of cocaine, ketamine, and pesticides.While the researchers say they expected to find trace amounts of pollutants in more urban areas, they were surprised to find it else where:“We might expect to see these in urban areas such as London, but not in smaller and more rural catchments.”The researchers also reported that though the amount of pollutants are not enough to affect humans in one single meal, they are not sure what the long term affects will be and urge further research into the invisible pollutants:“Whether the presence of cocaine in aquatic animals is an issue for Suffolk, or more widespread an occurrence in the UK and abroad, awaits further research,” one of the study’s co-authors, professor Nic Bury of the University of Suffolk, said in a news release. “Environmental health has attracted much attention from the public due to challenges associated with climate change and microplastic pollution. However, the impact of ‘invisible’ chemical pollution (such as drugs) on wildlife health needs more focus.”Scientists have been become extremely concerned about pollution and microplastics after evidence of microplastics were found in the human body consumption of certain wildlife.Check out the full press release here.last_img read more

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Robin Gurung Signs Contract Extension With Jamshedpur FC

first_imgJamshedpur: Indian Super League outfit Jamshedpur FC on Thursday announced the contract extension of Indian defender Robin Gurung in a one-year deal. Right-back Robin Gurung has been an integral part of the squad over the last two seasons. He featured in 13 league matches and came on as a substitute during the second half of the quarter final clash in the Super Cup against FC Goa.On signing with Jamshedpur FC, Robin said, “I am extremely happy to continue my journey with Jamshedpur FC. Jamshedpur has been my second home and I am fond of the city and its people. It’s been an absolute honour to wear the badge of JFC for the last two seasons and I am looking forward to bringing a lot of joy to our fans.”Jamshedpur FC finished fifth last season, just missing out on a knockout berth. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWSlast_img read more

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Syracuse center Coleman to undergo knee surgery, miss 4 weeks

first_img Published on January 28, 2013 at 8:32 pm Contact Ryne: rjgery@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse center DaJuan Coleman will undergo on his left knee on Tuesday, SU Athletics announced on Monday night. Coleman is expected to need four weeks to recover.The freshman from Jamesville, N.Y., has started all 20 games for the Orange. He’s averaging five points and 4.4 rebounds per game in 14 minutes of action.Coleman put together some strong performances during nonconference play, including a 14-point effort against Eastern Michigan and his lone double-double against Monmouth in December. But he has struggled since the start of Big East play, scoring just 12 points in seven games while seeing less time.Without the 6-foot-9, 288-pound Coleman in the lineup, though, Syracuse will need Rakeem Christmas and Baye Moussa Keita to take on larger roles. The big men have rotated all season, and they have all been inconsistent.Christmas is averaging 6.6 points per game and 5.6 rebounds per game while Keita is averaging 3.7 points per game and 3.9 rebounds per game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Commentslast_img read more

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Student government senate approves all agenda items

first_imgThe Undergraduate Student Government passed three pieces of legislation at its Tuesday meeting — the most it has approved at one time this year.Legislation · USG Vice President Vinnie Prasad (left) and Parlimentarian Justin Farshidi participate in a meeting Tuesday at the campus center. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanThe student leaders passed an amendment that will streamline funding to new organizations, granted fall exceptional allocations to student organizations  and passed a resolution to recognize USC Olympians.The bylaw amendment affects how discretionary start-up funds are allocated to first-year student organizations and clubs. Previously, there were no specific guidelines for organizations applying for funding.USG Treasurer Jennifer Guan, a senior majoring in neuroscience and psychology, said she felt the discretionary funding needed more exposure.“It has been in existence, but was not well utilized or advertised,” Guan said. “Our goal is to make the process for this funding a lot more transparent and a have set of guidelines for everyone to follow.”Organizations that apply for discretionary start-up funding can now receive $500 a semester, compared to the $400 in previous years.Kameron VanWoerkom, the director of the USG discretionary fund and a junior majoring in accounting and business, believes the funding amendment will make the application process easier for organizations and provide them with the support they need.“We want them to come out of the gates a step ahead,” VanWoerkom said. “This is easily beneficial because it gives them a better advantage to establish their brand as a student organization.”In addition to the start-up money from the discretionary fund, fall exceptional allocations will also fund student organizations within Program Board. The goal for these allocations is to help organizations increase the quality of their events throughout the year.Each semester, the university grants student government money based on student enrollment. Each student pays a programming fee in his or her tuition cost, and with the increase in student enrollment this year, an additional $70,000 was available in the fall exceptional fund.USG President Mikey Geragos, Vice President Vinnie Prasad, Senator Matthew Arkfeld, Senator Vicken Antounian and Guan worked to allocate more money to the 13 entities within Program Board to help fund their programs.Juan Espinoza, Program Board director and a senior majoring in communication and international relations, said the additional funding should benefit student organizations.“All of the organizations have these projects and plans that they want to make happen,” Espinoza said. “So these funds help them out with helping them fulfill that vision and make the best things happen for the student body.”For student leaders specifically, the increased funding will have a direct impact on the students involved in their organizations.Lamar Gary, a junior majoring in business administration and the director of the Black Student Assembly, said having adequate funding makes a big difference in what the organization offers students.“There’s a lot of start-up costs … going in and we don’t always have all the money we need in our budget,” Gary said. “We definitely wouldn’t have been able to fulfill all of our goals and we would have to cut some of our events or downsize them.”The Alumni Affairs Committee also put forth the resolution to formally recognize USC Olympians at the homecoming football game Nov. 10 versus Arizona State. The committee believes it will positively impact the student body.Antounian, one of the sponsors for this resolution, also hopes it will strengthen the student spirit on campus.“It’s a great idea for both students and alumni,” Antounian said. “It will bring the Olympian spirit to life and show everyone that Trojans are always fighting on. The Olympians are true Trojan heroes.”last_img read more

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Leinster vying for semi-final spot

first_imgIn the Challenge Cup Connacht lost out on semi-final place last night after a disappointing 14 points to 7 quarter-final defeat to Gloucester. The three-time champions will play host to Bath today at the Aviva Stadium in the first of this weekend’s quarter-finals.The likes of Sean O’Brien, Cian Healy and Rob Kearney have returned to the Leinster starting side as they prepare to go up against a Bath side that has England out-half George Ford running their backline.Kick-off at the Aviva is at 3.15pm.last_img read more

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Tipp bring Wexford’s unbeaten run to an end

first_imgTipperary brought to an end Wexfords unbeaten run at Semple Stadium last night, inflicting only the fourth loss the visitors have suffered since Davy Fitzgerald took charge in late 2016.Jason Forde was man of the match taking the scoring honours hitting 2-9.Although a late rally by Wexford wasn’t enough.Tipp’s victory all but guarantees them a place in the top flight next season as well a berth in next month’s quarter-finals.Wexford are still on course for a place in the last eight despite the loss. Speaking to Tipp FM after the game, Tipp boss Michael Ryan says this years panel are really competitiveWexford boss Davy Fitzgerald admitted they didn’t performlast_img read more

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Live or latent? Why scouts need to be in the stadiums

first_img SBC’s Year In Review: August’s big betting news December 27, 2019 Share Submit StumbleUpon SBC’s Year In Review: June’s big betting news December 24, 2019 STATSCORE chosen as the main sponsor for Futsal Ekstraklasa August 11, 2020 Share Related Articles Data from live scouts is the fuel that powers the sports betting business says Jakub Myszkorowski, Chief Commercial Officer at STATSCORE. Yet, while different levels of latency might have been accepted in years gone by, the need for the fastest and most reliable data – particularly to meet the demand for in-play wagering – means that all live scouts need to be moved to the stadiums.  What does live scouting mean? Basically, it is gathering incidents from the events as they happen and tagging them properly. For some of the incidents it is clear and obvious – eg. a goal scored would be normally counted and tagged the same way by everyone who follows the game. But the more detailed you want to get, the more interpretational problems you face. Let’s take passing in football as an example. We can divide passes by their aim – they can go forward, backwards and sideways. So far, no complaints or differences. Besides some anomalies, we can also agree upon their trajectory. Yet, when it comes to dividing passes by length, the crazy game starts. What is a short pass? But really – how would you define it? I asked this question several times while delivering lectures for football coaches and at no occasion did we come to a point where everybody agreed that we have one common definition for a short or medium pass. This is why for the data collecting company it becomes more important to come up with their own protected and unified definitions, rather than chasing a Holy Grail for sports data. The latter does not exist by the way, but good luck all the Kings Arthur’s of sports data theory. Once we are all on the same page regarding the role of the live scout, we need to understand how important it is for them to work really quickly. If you and your neighbours have access to TV from different providers, you could have experienced on occasion their voices cheering for a goal, while on your screen the ball was still in the middle of the pitch. It kills a lot of fun. Indeed, when you know your team has conceded before it shows on your screen, that makes it even worse.The obvious reason for this is the delay that comes up with the technology of delivering the signal. Although all the TV channels will do their best to be as fast as possible, we can not expect that all of them will show the same incident at the same time. And whatever time it is shown, it will always be delayed in relation to the moment when it really happened. Now you can imagine how much it can affect the sports stats if you keep on ‘clicking’ them with the use of the TV signal. If you choose the wrong channels (not the fastest ones), you find yourself stuck with even 20 or more seconds latency. It would be unfair to call this data live anymore. This is why more and more sports data collecting companies tend to sign local and international official sports data deals with leagues and federations. Such deal protects both the interest of the organizers of the competitions and the company that collects the data.The former gets access to the fastest data, which can be branded as official and sold to 3rd parties, while the latter gets protected rights to the data. Official rights deal for live scouting means that only scouts from particular companies have the right to enter the stands and collect the data. No other scouts are officially allowed to secure the data collection from the venues. ScoutsFeed, one of the fastest growing arms of the STATSCORE business, was created with this idea in our minds. We wanted to make sure that we meet our partners’ needs for a quick and reliable source of live sports stats from venues. For example, in November of last year the Polish Hockey League (PHL) became the latest top league in Central Europe to select STATSCORE as its official data provider, following in the footsteps of both the PGNiG Superliga and Slovnaft Handball Extraliga. These are just some of the key examples of securing deals where the data provider commits to delivering the most accurate and the fastest data right from the venues. If the world of sports and data is still 5 minutes before a revolution, it will start with more and more stats produced right from the stadiums and indoor halls. We expect that the use of any mediums between the incident and the scout (like TV or streaming) will soon not be accepted.last_img read more

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Mike Trout, Tyler Skaggs lead Angels to victory over A’s

first_imgSign up for Home Turf and get 3 exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.“We’re going to keep playing,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “Even though guys are down, we still feel like we have a team that can win games.”It helped that they were playing the A’s, who the Angels have beaten in six of their eight meetings this year.Although they’ve been competitive for most of the season, the A’s started off with a much shallower talent pool than the Angels, and they’ve also been beset by injuries. They have five of their top starting pitchers on the disabled list, which is why Chris Bassitt was thrust into the rotation.Bassitt gave up seven hits and a walk in his four innings against the Angels. His own poor defense contributed to the first two Angels runs. With one out and two on in the first, Albert Pujols hit a dribbler in front of the plate, and Bassitt picked it up and chucked it down the right-field line, as two runs scored.Two innings later, Pujols was at the plate again with runners at first and second and no outs, and he hit a routine double-play ball to third baseman Chad Pinder. Pinder made a bad throw, and the A’s didn’t get an out. Ian Kinsler belted a homer in the fourth, pushing the lead to 6-0. It was Kinsler’s seventh homer in his last 16 games. Kinsler drove in another run in the fifth with a bases-load walk, which preceded a Trout sacrifice fly.That was an ample cushion for Skaggs, who had no trouble for most of his night.Skaggs struck out five of the first seven hitters he faced, and he didn’t give up a hit until Josh Phegley reached on an infield hit in the third.Skaggs did not allow a run until the A’s got him for two unearned runs in the fifth. Shortstop Nolan Fontana made a bad throw on a routine grounder by Mark Canha leading off the fifth. Skaggs struck out the next two hitters, before allowing back-to-back doubles to plate a couple runs.After that, Skaggs bounced back to work an eight-pitch sixth inning and a 14-pitch seventh.“Tyler was right on the money tonight,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “I thought he had all his pitches working. He mixed everything up well… That’s a terrific outing.” Pinder was at third because Matt Chapman, the A’s outstanding defensive third baseman, was out with a hand injury.The Angels padded the lead to 5-0 on RBI singles by José Fernandez and José Briceño – one of his three hits. Fernandez and Briceño would both be in the minors if not for the Angels’ injuries.Related Articles Clippers, Mavericks brace for the unknown in Game 4 Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros center_img PreviousLos Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Mike Trout hits a single against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsLos Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (8) and Mike Trout (27) celebrate with teammates after both scored against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton (8) and Mike Trout (27) are greeted by Jose Fernandez (20) and other teammates after both scored against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics pitcher Chris Bassitt throws against the Los Angeles Angels during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels second baseman Ian Kinsler, right, throws to first base after forcing out Oakland Athletics’ Chad Pinder, bottom, at second base on a double play hit into by Jed Lowrie during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics first baseman Matt Olson, left, jumps as Los Angeles Angels designated hitter Albert Pujols (5) reaches safely on a throwing error by pitcher Chris Bassitt that scored two runs during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Jose Fernandez singles against the Oakland Athletics to score Justin Upton during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 15: Albert Pujols #5 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim is congratulated by manager Mike Scioscia #14 after Pujols scored against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the third inning at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 15, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, top, runs toward third base after Oakland Athletics second baseman Jed Lowrie, bottom, could not field a throwing error by third baseman Chad Pinder during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 15: Mike Trout #27 and Justin Upton #8 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after they both scored on a throwing error against the Oakland Athletics in the top of the first inning at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 15, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels’ Justin Upton, right, is congratulated by teammates after scoring against the Oakland Athletics during the third inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler rounds the bases after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels’ Ian Kinsler (3) is congratulated by Mike Trout after hitting a solo home run against the Oakland Athletics during the fourth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Oakland Athletics’ Mark Canha, rear, scores behind Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno during the fifth inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)The Angels’ Mike Trout, right, is congratulated after scoring during the third inning of Friday’s game against the A’s in Oakland. Trout had his fourth consecutive multi-hit game. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)OAKLAND, CA – JUNE 15: Nolan Fontana #16 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim completes the double-play throwing over the top of Jed Lowrie #8 of the Oakland Athletics in the bottom of the fourth inning at the Oakland Alameda Coliseum on June 15, 2018 in Oakland, California. (Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images)Los Angeles Angels players celebrate after beating the Oakland Athletics 8-4 in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels catcher Jose Briceno, left, celebrates with Albert Pujols and Mike Trout. right, after the Angels defeated the Oakland Athletics 8-4 in a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)NextShow Caption1 of 20Los Angeles Angels pitcher Tyler Skaggs throws against the Oakland Athletics during the first inning of a baseball game in Oakland, Calif., Friday, June 15, 2018. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)ExpandOAKLAND — For all that has gone wrong for the Angels lately, their 8-4 victory over the Oakland A’s on Friday was a good reminder of some of the reasons that Angels fans shouldn’t get too down.Mike Trout is still the best player in the world, and he had three more hits in his fourth straight multi-hit game. Trout is now 10 for 14 in those games with four homers and four walks, lifting his season average to .323 and his OPS to 1.140.Tyler Skaggs has emerged as the front-line starting pitcher he always knew he could be. He gave up two unearned runs in seven innings, continuing his breakthrough season. Skaggs, whose season ERA dropped to 2.81, has allowed one earned run in his last 20 innings.Getting a victory on a day when they increased their disabled list to 15 was “a morale boost,” Skaggs said. Mike Trout, with bat and glove, helps Angels end losing streak Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Mets’ Daniel Murphy terrorized the Dodgers in NLDS

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Murphy hit .33 in the series, with 3 home runs and 5 RBI. If you didn’t know the name Daniel Murphy before this seriously, you certainly know it know.The New York Mets second baseman has hit 3 home runs against the Dodgers in the NLDS. Not just that, but he’s done against Clayton Kershaw and Zack Greinke— his third HR coming in the sixth inning of Thursday’s Game 5 at Dodger Stadium to give the Mets the go-ahead 3-2 lead.• More Game 5: Live box scoreMurphy, who was drafted by the Mets in the 13th round of the 2006 amateur draft, is a triple away from hitting for the cuycle. The Jacksonville-native began the game with a double that drove in a run. He then added a leadoff single in the fourth before hitting his go-ahead home run in the sixth. last_img read more

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