Denny Hamlin wins Coors Light Pole at Miami

first_imgRELATED: Full lineup in photos | Full qualifying resultsHOMESTEAD, Fla. – With a dramatic run late in Friday’s knockout qualifying session at Homestead-Miami Speedway, Denny Hamlin knocked Championship 4 contender Martin Truex Jr. off the pole for Sunday’s Ford Eco-Boost 400 (on NBC at 3 p.m. ET).Hamlin covered the 1.5-mile distance in 31.038 seconds (173.980 mph) in the final round, edging Truex (173.952 mph) by .005 seconds for the top starting spot in the race that will decide the 2017 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series championship.Truex, in turn, was .004 seconds faster than title contender Kyle Busch (173.930 mph). Championship 4 drivers Brad Keselowski (172.452 mph) and Kevin Harvick (171.876 mph) qualified fifth and ninth, respectively, with Harvick sawing on his wheel in Turn 1 on his money lap to save a car that was unexpectedly loose.The Coors Light Pole Award was Hamlin’s second of the season, his second at Homestead and the 26th of his career. And he won it despite brushing the wall out of Turn 4 on his final lap“We had them there by a little bit, and I messed up (Turns) 3 and 4 a little bit,” said Hamlin, who was eliminated from the Playoff last Sunday at Phoenix Raceway. “Honestly, it was a great run, and we did great adjustments there.“Our FedEx Camry was obviously very fast that last run. I love this race track, and wish we would have our chance, but that will be another day, another year for us.”RELATED: Patrick to step away from NASCAR in 2018Truex was happy to be the fastest among the championship contenders, but he’s fully aware the trophy won’t be awarded until Sunday.“That was a bit dramatic,” Truex said with a wry smile. “We missed it a little bit in that last round, lost more grip than I anticipated. We made some adjustments knowing it was going to go that way, just not far enough… It was just five one-thousandths off from being a perfect day…“I think we definitely wanted to be first to get that first pit stall, but aside from that, we’re all up front, we’re all close to each other, and this is a track you can pass on. Just in general I was proud of my team for having a good, solid day. We had a shot there and just missed it a little bit there in Round 3. Good, solid effort and that’s what we needed to do today, and we’ll get to work and see what we can do on Sunday.”Harvick was fourth fastest in the first round and fifth in the second, but his No. 4 Stewart-Haas racing Ford broke loose as he started his third-round lap.“Just about spun out there going into Turn 1,” Harvick said. “It was definitely sideways. It kept turning, but the back tried to go the other way.”Busch was pleased with his lap but felt he had the car to challenge for the pole in a race where the highest finisher among the Championship 4 wins the series title.“We had a pretty good first round and second round, and when Martin went out there and ran an oh-something (31.043 seconds), I felt like there was a .90 out there and an opportunity to beat him and go for the pole,” Busch said.“Trying to cut my Turn 1 entry, I got to the bottom too soon, hit the apron and messed up the exit off (Turn) 2 and felt like I tried to get a little more back in (Turns) 3 and 4 than I needed to and probably messed up down there.” Keselowski, who had as-yet-unresolved brake issues during Friday’s opening practice qualified at the top end of his expectations.“It was probably a tad bit higher than I thought we would end up… but I’m not complaining,” Keselowski said.Dale Earnhardt Jr. did not make a run in the second round after posting the 15th fastest lap in the first. In his final run in the No. 88 Hendrick Motorsports Chevrolet, Earnhardt will start from the rear of the field because of an engine change during opening practice.MORE: Junior to start season finale from the rearlast_img read more

Keeneland, Maker’s boost UK academic center

first_img Session ID: 2020-09-20:3c18490e8bc343222934e071 Player ID: videojs-brightcove-player-979464-4078197508001 OK Close Modal DialogCaption Settings DialogBeginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsDefaultsDoneClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.LEXINGTON, Ky. – With construction projects done, under way or planned, more and more University of Kentucky student-athletes are living, training and competing on the south side of campus. Soon, an academic and tutoring center for those athletes will be located there as well.With funding support from Keeneland and Maker’s Mark, UK Athletics announced on Tuesday initial plans to construct a new, second Center for Academic and Tutorial Services facility. It’ll be housed within the new football training center, which is currently being built next to Commonwealth Stadium, and located more than a mile away from the current CATS center at Memorial Coliseum.Athletic director Mitch Barnhart said that by the fall of 2016, when the football team moves to its new training center, about 350 of the school’s 500 student-athletes will be based on the south side of campus, so it became a necessity to accommodate them with a nearby academic center.“Our physical facility growth of our program, it is trending toward the other side of campus,” Barnhart said at a news conference at Memorial Coliseum. “Our ability to give our student-athletes the best chance schedule-wise and to be able to maintain some sense of balance in their life, we have got to create an expansion of our services to the other side of campus.”Mark Stoops, Mitch Barnhart discuss new CATS center, Bud Dupree, basketball team, freshman eligibleMaker’s Mark and Keeneland hope to raise $2 million for CATS over the next five years through their own contributions and the proceeds of sales of commemorative bottles of Maker’s bourbon. The first bottles, available in April, will feature legendary UK basketball coach Adolph Rupp.Maker’s Chief Operating Officer Rob Samuels said the bottles featuring Rupp will continue the long partnership between his company and Keeneland to release special bottles each spring that celebrate iconic figures and raise money for special projects.UK football coach Mark Stoops was pictured on a bottle last year with proceeds going to UK’s Gill Heart Institute.An additional $2 million for the CATS project will be raised through a corporate challenge, with Keeneland pledging to become the first of 20 companies to give $100,000.Barnhart said the new facility will take pressure off the crowded CATS facility at Memorial, which will remain the primary academic center for men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, rifle and possibly gymnastics.Specific details about the size, amenities and completion date of the new CATS center have not been finalized.Stoops said the new facility will be a “direct benefit to the student-athletes.”“As you know the time demands on these (players), it’s an awful lot,” he said. “We work these guys from morning until night, and to have an academic center in our new football building means a great deal to our kids, just for the time commitment for them. They can get many more hours in the CATS center, so it’s a great benefit to us and (we) greatly appreciate the support both from Maker’s and from Keeneland.”Steve Jones can be reached at (502) 582-7176 and followed on Twitter at @SteveJones_CJ. Play VideoPlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration Time 0:00Loaded: 0%0:00Progress: 0%0:00 Progress: 0%Stream TypeLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1ChaptersChaptersdescriptions off, selectedDescriptionssubtitles off, selectedSubtitlescaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedCaptionsAudio TrackFullscreenThis is a modal window. The Video Cloud video was not found. Error Code: VIDEO_CLOUD_ERR_VIDEO_NOT_FOUNDlast_img read more

Seven positive Covid-19 tests in the ‘Neftehimik’ team arriving in Riga;…

first_imgAfter arriving in Riga, there were positive Covid-19 tests for seven players of the Continental Hockey League (KHL) club Nizhnekamsk “Neftehmik”, reports KHL. Content will continue after the ad Advertising Taking into account what happened on Friday, the game “Arena Riga” between Riga “Dinamo” and “Neftehimik” will not take place. KHL will inform about the new possible game date of the game separately.“Neftehimik” hockey players arrived in Riga on Thursday to play against the local “Dinamo”. According to the sanitary protocol, the whole team underwent Covid-19 tests, and seven hockey players tested positive. The Russian team will now go to St. Petersburg, where additional inspections will be carried out. After receiving the results of these tests, the team’s further participation in future games will be considered.At the end of August, several cases of Covid-19 had already been discovered in the Nizhny Novgorod team, so the team is not currently playing in the best line-up.This is the first time in KHL’s new season that Covid-19 has canceled the game. This is the third game of Riga “Dinamo”, which is influenced by Covid-19, because in two matches the referees had to change the team and the games were judged by local judges.last_img read more

A list of Pittsburgh’s 2015 football signees

first_imgArchbishop Wood’s B.J. Powell (17) reaches for Central Valley’s Jordan Whitehead (3) during the first half of a PIAA, Class AAA championship football game in Hershey, Pa. on Friday, Dec. 12, 2014. (AP Photo/Ralph Wilson)A list of Pittsburgh’s 2015 football signees including position, height, weight, school and hometown:Saleem Brightwell, lb, 6-0, 195, Paramus Catholic, Palisades Park, N.J.Ben DiNucci, qb, 6-2, 190, Pine-Richland HS, Gibsonia, Pa.Allen Edwards, dl, 6-4, 235, Dean College (Mass.), Miami, Fla.Darrin Hall, rb, 5-11, 215, Austintown Fitch HS, Youngstown, OhioMalik Henderson, db, 6-0, 197, Hallandale HS, Plantation, Fla.Quadree Henderson, wr, 5-8, 170, Alexis I. du Pont, Wilmington, Del.Gentry Ivery, 6-1, 195, Mansfield Legacy HS, Mansfield, TexasDane Jackson, db, 6-0, 165, Quaker Valley HS, Coraopolis, Pa.Anthony McKee, lb, 6-2, 200, Marion-Franklin HS, Columbus, OhioAlex Paulina, ol, 6-3, 300, Canon-McMillan HS, Canonsburg, Pa.Nathan Peterman, qb, 6-2, 220, University of Tennessee, Fruit Cove, Fla.Tony Pilato, ol, 6-5, 315, Hempfield Area HS, Greensburg, Pa.Jay Stocker, db, 6-2, 185, Coatesville Area HS, Coatesville, Pa.Tre Tipton, wr, 6-0, 170, Apollo-Ridge HS, Apollo, Pa.Jordan Whitehead, db, 5-11, 185, Central Valley HS, Aliquippa, Pa.last_img read more

Bengals corner Adam Jones apologizes to Steelers’ Brown

first_imgIn this June 12, 2013 photo, Cincinnati Bengals cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones rests during the NFL football team’s minicamp in Cincinnati. Photo / AP – Al Behrman, FilePacman’s sorry, AB.Cincinnati cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones apologized Friday for claiming Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown was faking a concussion at the end of the wild-card game last Saturday night.The Steelers, who beat the Bengals on a late field goal, ruled Brown out for their divisional matchup Sunday with Denver after the two-time All-Pro was not cleared by doctors.Jones said in the aftermath of Cincinnati’s 18-16 loss that Brown winked at him before being helped off the field after taking a shot to the head from Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict.Jones posted a video on Instagram late Friday afternoon in which Jones said “I apologize sincerely. Get well.”Also Friday, Jones was fined $28,940 for contact with an official, a foul that moved the Steelers closer for their game-winning field goal in the final seconds.last_img read more

How do PL and La Liga clubs fare against each other – in numbers

first_imgAdvertisement e1pNBA Finals | Brooklyn VshslWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E86wm( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) s0aoWould you ever consider trying this?😱302Can your students do this? 🌚l08Roller skating! Powered by Firework Arguments among supporters of European league clubs as to which is the best European league are commonplace.Advertisement Now, in a recent list released by UEFA which shows the Club coefficients, the numbers tell us that La Liga clubs are quite ahead of Premier League clubs.The top 10 list comprises mostly of Spanish clubs with Real Madrid securing the number 1 spot followed by Atletico Madrid at 2 and Bundesliga club Bayern Munich at 3.Advertisement These are just numbers, telling us that La Liga is by far the best league competing in Europe. Teams like Betis, Villarreal, Sevilla have times smaller budgets than PL teams but doing better than them. Teams between 3 to 10 or 12 in Spain are vastly underrated. pic.twitter.com/imRpHt0Xbc— allasFCB (@allasFCB) February 15, 2019Advertisement As per UEFA’s official website, the club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the five previous seasons of the UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League.The rankings determine the seeding of each club in relevant UEFA competition draws.The season club coefficients are based on the results of clubs competing in the current UEFA Champions League and UEFA Europa League season. The rankings, combined with those of the previous four seasons, determine the seeding for each club in all UEFA competition draws.Clubs’ coefficients are determined EITHER the sum of all points won in the previous five years OR the association coefficient over the same period, WHICHEVER IS THE HIGHER (under a new system introduced for 2018/19 onwards). Advertisementlast_img read more

Legion of big, small Demons

first_imgBy JARROD POTTER IT is not every day that Demons descend on Pakenham’s Toomuc Reserve, but for a lucky bunch…[To read the rest of this story Subscribe or Login to the Gazette Access Pass] Thanks for reading the Pakenham Berwick Gazette. Subscribe or Login to read the rest of this content with the Gazette Digital Access Pass subscription.last_img

Rose to leave Motherwell for Vancouver in January

first_img“From the fans, to the staff, to the boys in the dressing room, it’s been an unforgettable experience for me and my family. “The opportunity to return to America is something which I could not risk turning down and I’m extremely grateful to the club for supporting me, not just now, but throughout my time here in Scotland.” Motherwell boss Stephen Robinson added: “We had a gentlemen’s agreement with Andy when he signed his new deal that if an opportunity presented itself back near his home and family, we would allow him to go and do it. “Andy has been a superb professional during his time at Motherwell and I have no doubts he’ll give everything in the last six games before departing for North America.” Motherwell midfielder Andy Rose is set to leave the club for MLS side Vancouver Whitecaps.Rose, whose father-in-law is former US national team boss Bob Bradley, had a “gentleman’s agreement” with Motherwell that he could leave if a suitable offer arose for him to return to North America.Now the player, who joined Motherwell in 2017, will move to Whitecaps on January 1 and maintain his visa rights.“I’ve had such an amazing time at Fir Park and I want to thank everyone at the football club for making me feel welcome from day one,” Rose told Motherwell’s official website. last_img read more