IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings Through May 19

first_imgXtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds – 1. Lance Mari, Imperial, Calif., 825; 2. Chaz Baca, Mesa, Ariz., 804; 3. Brian Schultz, Casa Grande, Ariz., 743; 4. Ethan Dotson, Bakersfield, Calif., 714; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., and Cody Laney, Torrance, Calif., both 711; 7. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 678; 8. John P. Gober, Poolville, Texas, 651; 9. Tyler Frye, Belleville, Kan., 620; 10. Tim Ward, Harcourt, Iowa, 598; 11. Cody Shoemaker, Paradise, Texas, 584; 12. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 582; 13. Paul Stone, Winton, Calif., 567; 14. Kyle Brown, State Center, Iowa, 562; 15. Jason Noll, Peoria, Ariz., 510; 16. Darryl Campbell, Everman, Texas, 509; 17. Ricky Thornton Jr., Harcourt, Iowa, 506; 18. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 501; 19. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 497; 20. Hunter Marriott, Brookfield, Mo., 482.IMCA Late Models – 1. Rob Toland, Davenport, Iowa, 255; 2. John Emerson, Waterloo, Iowa, 220; 3. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 199; 4. Ben Seemann, Waterloo, Iowa, 192; 5. Jason Hahne, Webster City, Iowa, 191; 6. Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, Iowa, 190; 7. Todd Cooney, Des Moines, Iowa, 188; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, Iowa, 185; 9. Jeremy Grady, Story City, Iowa, 182; 10. Jonathan Brauns, Muscatine, Iowa, 178; 11. Ryan Griffith, Webster City, Iowa, and Randy Havlik, Ankeny, Iowa, both 173; 13. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 164; 14. Curt Schroeder, Newton, Iowa, 163; 15. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, Iowa, and Allan Hopp, Harlan, Iowa, both 151; 17. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, Iowa, 150; 18. Jon Merfeld, Dubuque, Iowa, 148; 19. Ben Nading, Ankeny, Iowa, 147; 20. Tyler Droste, Waterloo, Iowa, 145.IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Robert Vetter, Wolfe City, Texas, 507; 2. Michelle Melton, Flower Mound, Texas, 478; 3. Chase Parson, Abilene, Texas, 445; 4. Marcus Thomas, Corsicana, Texas, 434; 5. Andy Shouse, Mustang, Okla., 426; 6. John Ricketts, Burleson, Texas, 405; 7. Logan Scherb, Decatur, Texas, 356; 8. Raven Culp, Mesquite, Texas, 352; 9. Bryan Debrick, Irving, Texas, 345; 10. Clint Benson, Papillion, Neb., 342; 11. Justin Fifield, Mesquite, Texas, 336; 12. Weston Gorham, Colleyville, Texas, 324; 13. Zach Blurton, Quinter, Kan., 323; 14. Chad Wilson, North Richland Hills, Texas, 320; 15. Dalton Stevens, Scurry, Texas, 298; 16. Payton Williams, North Richland Hills, Texas, 297; 17. Tommy Hall, Natchitoches, La., 294; 18. Nicholas Littlejohn, Weatherford, Texas, 293; 19. Kyle Jones, Kennedale, Texas, 291; 20. Mark Klis, Waxahachie, Texas, 287.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Kirk Martin, Weatherford, Texas, 885; 2. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 872; 3. Eric Jones, Troy, Texas, 657; 4. Ryan Powers, Crowley, Texas, 653; 5. Gregory Gutt, Burns Flat, Okla., 649; 6. April Phillips, Abilene, Texas, 605; 7. Juston McCullough, Waco, Texas, 590; 8. Steven Orebaugh, Fort Worth, Texas, 586; 9. Greg Gill, Muscatine, Iowa, 581; 10. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 580; 11. Andy Roller, Waco, Texas, 565; 12. Casey Woken, Norton, Kan., 543; 13. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 479; 14. Derek Green, Granada, Minn., 477; 15. Jason Rogers, Selden, Kan., 476; 16. Chad Bruns, Wakefield, Neb., 470; 17. Nathan Wood, Sigourney, Iowa, 434; 18. Jody York, Lubbock, Texas, 423; 19. Aaron Corley, Meadow, Texas, and Aaron Benedict, Fort Worth, Texas, both 421.IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Wesley Warren, Fairfield, Texas, 627; 2. Shannon Anderson, Des Moines, Iowa, 608; 3. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 598; 4. August Bach, Newton, Iowa, 597; 5. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 517; 6. Brady Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 473; 7. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 465; 8. Jason Beshears, Yuma, Ariz., 453; 9. TeJay Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 441; 10. Shay Simoneau, Damar, Kan., 422; 11. Matt Bice, Austin, Texas, 417; 12. Tiffany Bittner, Hampton, Neb., 416; 13. Eric Stanton, Carlisle, Iowa, 409; 14. Jim Robinson, Yuma, Ariz., 392; 15. Francisco J. Cordova, Somerton, Ariz., 374; 16. Bryant Johnson, Graettinger, Iowa, 361; 17. Roy Armstrong, Beatrice, Neb., 356; 18. Damon Richards, David City, Neb., 349; 19. Nathan Ballard, Marengo, Iowa, 343; 20. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 338.Scoggin-Dickey Parts Center Southern SportMods – 1. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 953; 2. Ronnie Welborn, Princeton, Texas, 819; 3. Cory Williams, Slaton, Texas, 762; 4. Kamera Kaitlin McDonald, Keller, Texas, 646; 5. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 545; 6. Thomas Walp, Olney, Texas, 473; 7. Robert Scrivner, Waco, Texas, 440; 8. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 393; 9. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 392; 10. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 387; 11. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 378; 12. Justin Long, Haslet, Texas, 336; 13. T.J. Green, Robinson, Texas, 319; 14. Austin Gooding, Fort Worth, Texas, 314; 15. Bradley Poor, Abilene, Texas, Frank Lackey, Joshua, Texas, and Lodi Mitchell, Abilene, Texas, each 310; 18. Dustin Leatherman, Muskogee, Okla., 308; 19. Logan Ellis, Wagoner, Okla., 304; 20. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 303.Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods – 1. Kyle Prauner, Norfolk, Neb., 606; 2. Dennis Gates, Claypool, Ariz., 605; 3. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 602; 4. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 594; 5. Brandon Spanjer, Crete, Neb., 496; 6. Carter VanDenBerg, Oskaloosa, Iowa, 490; 7. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 479; 8. Nick Meyer, Whittemore, Iowa, 473; 9. Chris Toth, Holtville, Calif., 466; 10. Brian Davidson, Bennington, Kan., 461; 11. Daniel Gottschalk, Ellis, Kan., 456; 12. Jason George, Laveen, Ariz., and Nick Spainhoward, Bakersfield, Calif., both 455; 14. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 448; 15. Ryan King, Montour, Iowa, 431; 16. Johnathon D. Logue, Boone, Iowa, and Austin Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, both 429; 18. Clinton Luellen, Minburn, Iowa, 420; 19. Gary Dutton, Bakersfield, Calif., 401; 20. Ray Czumaj, Gold Canyon, Ariz., 384.Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 603; 2. Scott Spellmeier, Beatrice, Neb., 551; 3. Levi Heath, Wilton, Iowa, 498; 4. Tyler Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 446; 5. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 411; 6. Shannon Pospisil, Norfolk, Neb., 404; 7. Lance Mielke, Norfolk, Neb., 390; 8. Randy Nelson, Albion, Neb., 382; 9. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 380; 10. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 379; 11. Jake Benischek, Durant, Iowa, 363; 12. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 341; 13. Nick Lindblad, Beatrice, Neb., 337; 14. Danny Baggerly, Joshua, Texas, 333; 15. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 330; 16. Richard Crow, Grand Island, Neb., 318; 17. James Lochabay, Azle, Texas, 315; 18. James Roose, Grandview, Iowa, 312; 19. Ryan Bryant, Mason City, Iowa, 311; 20. David Norquest, York, Neb., 305.last_img read more

Olmstead proves up to challenge in quest for Northern SportMod rookie of the year

first_imgKarl Chevrolet Northern SportMod national rookie of the year and Lexington Raceway track champion Jacob Olmstead. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Olmstead)OVERTON, Neb. – Jacob Olmstead proved up to the challenge in a second IMCA division this season.Olmstead earned national Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod rookie of the year honors, winning 10 of his 43 starts and the track title at Lexington Raceway.“We started strong, won a feature, wrecked a car and had some bad luck,” the Overton, Neb., driver summarized. “I got to run with guys I grew up watching and kept racing hard locally as many nights as we could.”Third in national point standings for the Hobby Stocks in 2015 – the year his brother Zach was the top rookie in that class – Olmstead ran an abbreviated 2016 season before selling his car and crewing full-time.“I wanted something different. I wanted a new challenge, so I bought the car that Tyler Frye had driven to the national championship and ran that a couple times after the point season,” he ex­plained. “Our goal in 2017 was to run for national rookie. I wanted to get some seat time and experi­ence so I could look halfway like I knew what I was doing.”Career win number one in the class came in his seventh start, at Boone County Raceway on May 5.“I told my dad my goal this season was to win one feature. It has always been my dream to win a SportMod feature,” Olmstead said. “I was watching the laps count down and thinking Just throw the checkers! I was speechless for hours after I won. It was a pretty crazy night.”Olmstead had that car figured out before a late June wreck, also at Albion. He bought another BMS car, which had sat outside for four years, for the frame, swapped parts and promptly won three straight starts.His 10th and final win of the season came on Aug. 20 … two days before he and wife Jenna celebrated the birth of their first child, son Owen.Starts-43                        Wins-10                          Additional Top Fives-13HIS CREW: Wife Jenna, parents Troy and Gina, brothers Zach and Morgan, sister Mallory, Kellin Myers, Trevor Myers, the Frye family and the Murray family.HIS SPONSORS: South Central Feeders and Harmon Motorsports, both of Arapahoe; Bruner Frank Attorneys at Law of Kearney; the Myers family of Axtell; Weinman Farms of Arnold; EQ Cylinder Heads of Las Vegas, Nev.; BSB Manufacturing of Wellington, Kan.; Tin Man Bodies of Belleville, Kan.; and Ultimate Machine of Phillipsburg, Kan.last_img read more

India’s top court names administrators to run BCCI

first_imgNEW DELHI, India (Reuters) – A historian, a retired auditor and a financial executive were among four persons named by India’s highest court yesterday to run the country’s cricket board (BCCI).Former India women’s captain Diana Edulji was the only administrator with direct cricket experience although historian and columnist Ramachandra Guha has written numerous books about the sport.Earlier this month, BCCI president Anurag Thakur and secretary Ajay Shirke were removed by the Supreme Court for failing to implement administrative reforms within the world’s richest cricket body.The court appointed Vinod Rai, former comptroller and auditor general of India, and the Chief Executive of IDFC (Infrastructure Development Finance Corporation) Vikram Limaye as the other administrators to supervise BCCI operations.In July, the court accepted most of the recommendations of a three-member panel it had set up to investigate the BCCI following a fixing scandal during the 2013 Indian Premier League Twenty20 competition.The BCCI rejected some of the recommendations made by the panel headed by former Chief Justice R.M. Lodha, which included age and tenure restrictions for top officials as well as banning them from serving successive terms.The committee of administrators, to be chaired by Rai, will take immediate charge and run the board in liaison with BCCI Chief Executive Rahul Johri until new officials are elected.last_img read more

Harberts leads USC’s Pac-12 honorees

first_imgSenior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 Team for the second consecutive year on Tuesday, leading four other Women of Troy to receive All-Conference honors ahead of the Pac-12 Tournament on Thursday.Best of the best · Senior forward Cassie Harberts was named to the All-Pac-12 team yesterday for the second straight season. Harberts averaged 16.2 points per game this season after posting an 18.0 average in 2012-2013. – Ricardo Galvez | Daily TrojanJunior guard Ariya Crook earned All-Pac-12 Honorable Mention, junior forward Alexyz Vaioletama and sophomore guard Brianna Barrett made the conference’s All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention and guard Courtney Jaco landed All-Freshman Team Honorable Mention.In head coach Cynthia Cooper-Dyke’s first season at the helm, Harberts was the standout star for the Women of Troy en route to their 18-12 (11-7) record and fifth-place finish in the Pac-12. The four-year starter led the team in points per game (16.2), rebounds per game (7.5), minutes per game (32.9) and blocks (25). She asserted herself as the fulcrum of USC’s offense down low in the post, constantly drawing double-teams and fouls, as she led the team in free throw attempts (214) while converting 57 percent of her tries from the line. Harberts was one of 15 players and seven returnees to be named to the squad.Harberts tied three others for USC’s program-record 128 appearances in the Women of Troy’s final regular season game, and is poised to claim the record for herself in the team’s Pac-12 Tournament opener against Arizona on Thursday.If Harberts was the steady star for USC that teams knew they had to stop, Crook was the breakout performer who frequently showed offensive explosiveness to catch opposing defenses off-guard. The Torrance, Calif. native averaged 15.8 points and 2.3 assists per game, often utilizing her quickness to drive to the basket for easy lay-ups. In USC’s biggest win of the season, a 77-70 road upset over then-No. 19 Cal, Crook poured in 34 points, the most scored by a Woman of Troy since 2002.Both Vaioletama, the only USC player to start all 30 games besides Harberts, and Barrett molded reputations as defensive stoppers this season. Vaioletama led the team in steals (1.9) and defensive rebounds (4.8) per game, while also doubling her offensive output from last season in becoming USC’s third-leading scorer (8.5 ppg).Barrett, who received All-Defensive Team Honorable Mention for the second straight year, led the team in assists per game (2.8), was second in steals per game (1.4) and fourth in points (6.8 per game).Jaco established herself as a solid contributer off the bench, averaging 3.8 points per game and nailing 36.1 percent of her three-point attempts while averaging 14.1 minutes.The selections were culled from a vote of the league’s 12 women’s basketball head coaches.Stanford forward Chiney Ogwumike won her second straight Pac-12 Player of the Year award, Stanford coach Tara VanDerveer was honored with her fourth straight Coach of the Year award and Washington guard Kelsey Plum was named Pac-12 Freshman of the Year.last_img read more

Yelich homers, Anderson solid as Brewers beat Twins 9-3

first_img COMMENT Last Updated: 20th August, 2020 08:49 IST Yelich Homers, Anderson Solid As Brewers Beat Twins 9-3 Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night Written By Associated Press Television News Christian Yelich hit one of Milwaukee’s four homers, Brett Anderson pitched six strong innings and the Brewers beat the Minnesota Twins 9-3 on Wednesday night.Avisaíl García, Ryan Braun and Keston Hiura also homered as Milwaukee tied a season high in runs and home runs a night after nearly being no-hit by Twins starter Kenta Maeda. The Brewers also earned seven walks.Anderson (1-2) posted his longest outing of the season, giving up five hits and a run with five strikeouts.Minnesota left-hander Rich Hill (1-1) allowed four runs, four hits, and three walks in 2 2/3 innings after being reinstated from the injured list.Hill cruised through the first two innings on just 16 pitches, but he couldn’t finish the third in his second start of the season after being sidelined 19 games with left shoulder fatigue.The first of Hill’s three walks in the third started the onslaught. Hill let out a loud expletive after walking Orlando Arcia, and Braun followed with his first home run of the season. García singled home two more runs, ending Hill’s night early.Yelich homered to start the scoring in a four-run fifth inning. Braun singled in front of Yelich’s sixth homer of the year. In his past 10 games, Yelich is hitting .324 with three homers and eight RBIs. The 2018 NL MVP hit .037 in his first six games of the season.García hit his second home run of the season and Hiura connected for his sixth off position player Ehire Adrianza pitching in the ninth.Anderson was in cruise control for his best outing in his first season with Milwaukee. He allowed an RBI single to Eddie Rosario in the second and worked around two hits in the fourth. He hadn’t pitched more than 4 1/3 innings in his first three starts of the year.FREE PASSESTwins pitchers entered the day with the fourth-fewest walks of any team in the majors that had played at least 20 games. Lewis Thorpe added three walks in four innings of relief as Minnesota issued a season-high in free passes.TRAINER’S ROOMTwins: C Mitch Garver was replaced by Alex Avila after striking out in the sixth. Garver grabbed his side after the swing, and the team said he has right side soreness. … 2B Luis Arraez was held out of Wednesday’s game with what Rocco Baldelli termed “patellar soreness” in his left knee. Baldelli said Arraez has been dealing with the issue over the course of the season. Arraez, who was pulled from Tuesday’s game, had imaging on the knee done on Wednesday that showed a “lighter issue,” according to Baldelli.UP NEXTRHP Brandon Woodruff (1-1, 3.16 ERA) will start the series finale for Milwaukee on Thursday. Minnesota counters with RHP José Berríos (1-3, 5.92). Woodruff allowed three runs in 4 1/3 innings in his last start against the Chicago Cubs and hasn’t finished the fifth inning in his past two outings. Berríos has given up eight runs in 9 1/3 innings over his past two starts.Image credits: AP First Published: 20th August, 2020 08:49 ISTcenter_img FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US LIVE TV WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

IDB provides Jamaica with funds for natural disaster preparation

first_imgThe Inter-American Development Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. The Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) is providing a US$285 million contingent loan to Jamaica to help the island bolster its response efforts to natural disasters and help protect its public purse.On Wednesday, the Washington-based financial institution said  the financing allows Jamaica to pay for “any extraordinary public expenses that could arise from emergencies caused by natural disasters. “The loan is intended to buffer the financial shock of a disaster on the Jamaica’s fiscal balance, thereby, increasing the nation’s financial stability and efficiency, as well as its disaster preparedness and response,” it said. Ranks 19th globally for exposure to natural disasters With a population of more than 2.7 million, the IDB said Jamaica ranks 19th in the world for its exposure to natural disasters, which include hurricanes, earthquakes and droughts. Between 1988 and 2012, the IDB said 11 named storms made landfall in Jamaica. It’s estimated that hurricane Gilbert cost Jamaica 28 percent of its gross domestic product (GDP), the IDB said.More frequent intense weather events expected“As the effects of climate change intensify, Jamaica can expect extreme weather events to become more frequent and more intense, resulting in greater impacts on the environment, economy and population,” it said. The IDB noted that Moody’s financial rating service lists Jamaica as among the four most vulnerable small-island countries, “when it comes to the credit implications of climate change.”last_img read more

Minimum five-match ban for racism, FA announce

first_imgRacist or discriminatory abuse by players will carry a minimum five-match ban from next season, the Football Association has announced.The sanction will the “entry level” punishment for the “least serious” discriminatory offences with longer bans for higher level offences.Those found guilty of offences will also have to attend educational programmes.FA chairman David Bernstein said: “Importantly, today’s agreement encompasses all elements of discrimination, not just racial abuse.”last_img

Photos: LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92

first_imgThe LA Clippers beat the Los Angeles Lakers 108-92 at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)PreviousThe Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 dunks the ball over the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG) SoundThe gallery will resume insecondsThe Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 drives to the hoop as the Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Los Angeles Lakers Lonzo Ball #2 before their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 shoots during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Kyle Kuzma #0 shoots during their game against the Clippers’ the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball blocks a shot by the Clippers’ Blake Griffin while Larry Nance Jr. defends during their season opener Thursday night at Staples Center. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 goes to the hoop as the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brook Lopez #11 lays the ball up as the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 shoots as Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6, Patrick Beverley #12 and Blake Griffin #32 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Brandon Ingram #14 shoots as Clippers’ Milos Teodosic #4 and DeAndre Jordan #6 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 grabs a rebound during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Tyler Ennis #10 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers react during their game against the lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 fouls the Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Lou Williams #23 shoots as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 and Larry Nance Jr. #7 defend during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 lays the ball up as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 shirts as the Lakers’ Julius Randle #30 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Larry Nance Jr. #7 blocks the shot of the Clippers’ DeAndre Jordan #6 during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 and the Clippers’ Blake Griffin #32 gp after a loose ball during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Lonzo Ball #2 during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Lakers’ Jordan Clarkson #6 has his shot blocked by the Clippers’ Danilo Gallinari #8 defends during their game at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Laker Lonzo Ball’s shoes during their game against the Clippers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)NextShow Caption1 of 35The Clippers’ Willie Reed #35 dunks the ball during their game against the Lakers at the Staples Center, Thursday, October 19, 2017. (Photo by Hans Gutknecht, Los Angeles Daily News/SCNG)Expand Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

NBA trade rumors: Pacers would need ‘incredibly significant offer’ to move Myles Turner

first_img“We added a lot of fire power offensively, but we always wanted a team on a good timeline,” Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard told reporters in early July. “We feel we have a young team, a very vibrant up-and-coming team that’s willing to get better. We like guys who love the game. You can always tell when guys love the game, they have these incremental improvements every year.”Pacers star Victor Oladipo ruptured his quad in late January and missed the rest of the season. He’s expected to be sidelined to start 2019-20. Pacers’ Darren Collison announces retirement Lakers free agency rumors: Los Angeles has attended workouts of Lance Stephenson, Marreese Speights Indiana is currently planning to start both Turner and Sabonis in the frontcourt next season, coach Nate McMillan said earlier this month.The Pacers finished 2018-19 with a 48-34 record and were swept by the Celtics in the first round of the playoffs. They revamped their backcourt this summer by acquiring Malcolm Brogdon in a sign-and-trade with the Bucks and inking Jeremy Lamb to a three-year, $31.5 million contract.Indiana acquired wing TJ Warren in a deal with the Suns, as well. Victor Oladipo could be out until 2020, Pacers president says Turner averaged 13.3 points and 7.2 rebounds in 74 appearances last season. He also shot a career-best 38.8% from 3-point range and recorded a league-high 2.7 blocks per game.The Pacers originally selected Turner out of Texas with the No. 11 pick in the 2015 draft. He signed a four-year, $72 million extension with the team in October 2018, but could become expandable at some point, as Indiana also has forward Domantas Sabonis, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal. Related News The Pacers seem like they’ll have plenty of options if they decide to move Myles Turner.Indiana received inquiries about a potential deal for the 23-year-old forward before and after the draft, according to a report from SNY, which cites unidentified league sources. Multiple teams, however, “came away with the impression that it would take an incredibly significant offer to land him,” the report says.last_img read more

Former Jaguars LB Telvin Smith arrested, charged with sex with a minor

first_imgFormer Jaguars Pro Bowl linebacker Telvin Smith is facing a charge of unlawful sexual activity with a minor, according to multiple reports.Smith was arrested Wednesday at his home in Jacksonville in a raid by sheriff’s officers. Jacksonville television station WJXT showed Smith in custody. Exclusive video of former Jaguars star Telvin Smith in custody at Duval County jail. He’s charged with “unlawful sexual activity with certain minors.” This comes after SWAT raid at his home earlier this afternoon. Live report on @wjxt4 at 6pm. pic.twitter.com/wShn0eaXj8— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) April 29, 2020The Florida Times-Union reports Smith is in jail in Jacksonville on $50,000 bond.MORE: Smith was irritated by reaction to hiatusESPN reported that Smith is accused of having sex with a 17-year-old girl multiple times in his house and vehicle last September and October. The Jaguars said in a statement that they are aware of Smith’s arrest but “unable to comment further,” citing the ongoing investigation.This is the second raid of Smith’s home in about five months. Officers came to the residence the night before Thanksgiving with a search warrant, the Times-Union noted. Smith’s vehicle was taken at that time. The November raid and Wednesday’s arrest are related, WJXT reported.From raid in November, when sources say investigation began. Should have copy of warrant tomorrow. https://t.co/lMlT4Xl4n5— Vic Micolucci WJXT (@WJXTvic) April 29, 2020Smith, 29, made the Pro Bowl in 2017 with Jaguars, who drafted him out of Florida State in 2014. He announced in 2019 that he would sit out the season. The Jags fined Smith $88,000 for missing minicamp and then placed him in their reserve/retired list before training camp.last_img read more