Fulton date is Friday for World Products Empire State Series

first_imgFULTON, N.Y. (Oct. 1) – Chris Fleming brings the point lead to town, when the World Products Empire State Series visits Fulton Speedway this Friday, Oct. 4.The IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour feature pays $400 to win and a minimum of $75 to start. Pit gates open at 3 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 5 p.m. for the Outlaw 200 weekend show. Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 7 p.m. Grandstand admission is $22. Pit passes are $35 and entry fee is $20. More information is available at the www.fultonspeedway.com website or by calling 315 593-6531. Seven different drivers have prevailed in the nine series events held at Fulton since the 2003 season. Kevan Cook became a two-time winner there last September. Following the Fulton date, the Empire State Series is at Black Rock Speedway on Oct. 26 before concluding Nov. 2 at Five Mile Point Speedway.World Products Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 153; 2. Mike Wilmot, Windsor, 146; 3. Brad Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 145; 4. Matt Roberts, Afton, 142; 5. Michael D. Smith, Arkport, 139; 6. Gary Roberts, Afton, 130; 7. Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa., 125; 8. Eddie Sites, Monroeton, Pa., 122; 9. Jacob Maynard, Wyalusing, Pa., 120; 10. Logan Terry, Towanda, Pa., 104; 11. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 99; 12. Brian Steigerwald, Norwich, 98; 13. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 86; 14. Kevan Cook, Constantia, and Craig Ward, Owego, both 83; 16. Jason Benjamin, Towanda, Pa., 79; 17. Jason Tuttle, Newark Valley, 75; 18. James Cornell, Port Crane, 69; 19. Matthew Jones, Cortland, 57; 20. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 56.last_img read more

IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National Point Standings through June 20

first_imgSmiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,053; 2. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,051; 3. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 995; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 821; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 783; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 630; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 605; 8. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 536; 9. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 514; 10. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 494; 11. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 481; 12. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 469; 13. Kaden Honeycutt, Willow Park, Texas, 467; 14. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 452; 15. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 444; 16. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 442; 17. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, 421; 18. Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, 417; 19. Jake Upchurch, Red Oak, Texas, 410; 20. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 380. IMCA Modifieds – 1. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,038; 2. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,019; 3. Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, 1,016; 4. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 987; 5. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 931; 6. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 859; 7. Jeff “Bubba” Stafford Jr., Wittmann, Ariz., 810; 8. Jeffrey Hoegh, New Caney, Texas, 806; 9. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 795; 10. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 774; 11. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 741; 12. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 732; 13. Matt Guillaume, Haslet, Texas, 725; 14. Jeff Larson, Freeport, Ill., 716; 15. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 704; 16. Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., 701; 17. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 691; 18. Jake Pike, Pahrump, Nev., 679; 19. Chris Elliott, Abilene, Texas, 676; 20. Tyler Mecl, Queen Creek, Ariz., 672. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,135; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 992; 3. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 955; 4. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 931; 5. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 890; 6. Taylor Kuehl, Cave Creek, Ariz., 825; 7. Keith Brown Jr., Pittsburg, Calif., and Cole Carver, Apache Junction, Ariz., both 813; 9. David Jones, Chandler, Ariz., 780; 10. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 765; 11. Mark Harrison, Coolidge, Ariz., 735; 12. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 716; 13. Brady Bjella, Williston, N.D., 705; 14. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 698; 15. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, and Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., both 685; 17. Mark Madrid, Laveen, Ariz., 677; 18. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 676; 19. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 669; 20. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 665. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, 537; 2. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 502; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 494; 4. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 457; 5. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 445; 6. Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., 416; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 404; 8. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 391; 9. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 364; 10. Todd Cooney, Pleasant Hill, Iowa, 362; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 339; 12. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 332; 13. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 328; 14. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 321; 15. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 315; 16. Nelson Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 305; 17. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., and Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, both 274; 19. Matt Haase, Winside, Neb., 254; 20. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 246. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,120; 2. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,083; 3. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,050; 4. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 988; 5. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 926; 6. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 871; 7. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 855; 8. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 847; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 761; 10. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 749; 11. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 722; 12. Shelby Williams, Bonham, Texas, 698; 13. William “Joey” McCullough, Phoenix, Ariz., 695; 14. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 691; 15. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 681; 16. Gary Williams, Bonham, Texas, 677; 17. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 658; 18. Lonnie Foss, Glendale, Ariz., 653; 19. Gene Henrie, Cedar City, Utah, 649; 20. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 648.center_img Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 996; 2. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 947; 3. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 940; 4. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 872; 5. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 666; 6. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, and Kaleb Watson, Mineral Wells, Texas, both 653; 8. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 649; 9. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, and Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, both 604; 11. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 582; 12. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 566; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 548; 14. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., and Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., both 547; 16. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, and Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., both 534; 18. Brian Schoenbaum, Killeen, Texas, 527; 19. Harold Clifton, Stephenville, Texas, 506; 20. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 486. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 555; 2. Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, 455; 3. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 450; 4. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., 447; 5. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 444; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 434; 7. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 410; 8. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 400; 9. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., and Rod Craddock, Alvin, Texas, both 398; 11. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 390; 12. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 372; 13. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., and Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, both 363; 15. Kyle Ganoe, Thompsontown, Pa., 356; 16. Grant Champlin, Hanford, Calif., 353; 17. Tyler Harris, Vidor, Texas, 352; 18. Michael Pombo, Easton, Calif., 350; 19. Matt Richards, Lincoln, Neb., 349; 20. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 346. IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 880; 2. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 835; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 829; 4. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 763; 5. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 751; 6. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 750; 7. David Norquest, York, Neb., 722; 8. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 720; 9. Dylan Nelson, Adel, Iowa, 704; 10. Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 700; 11. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 689; 12. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 668; 13. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 659; 14. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 650; 15. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 642; 16. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 634; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 619; 18. Shannon Anderson, New Virginia, Iowa, 591; 19. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 590; 20. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 579.last_img read more

Halep remains on top of world tennis rankings

first_imgMadrid: Romania’s Simona Halep continues to lead the Women’s Tennis Association’s rankings released this Monday with 6,921 points, followed by Germany’s Angelique Kerber.Caroline Wozniacki of Denmark retained the third sport in this week’s unchanged top 10, ahead of Ukraine’s Elina Svitolina and Japan’s Naomi Osaka, reports Efe news.Further down the rankings, Spaniards Garbiñe Muguruza and Carla Suarez Navarro kept their 18th and 23rd spots, respectively. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img

Pepsi Hornets show ‘sting’ to sweep Guinness VII’s rugby

first_img–Sport Director promises National Park ‘facelift’ PEPSI Hornets were too hot to handle on the field of play as they carted off the Inaugural Guinness VII’s rugby championships Saturday night last at the National Park field.The Pepsi side outclassed their Yamaha Caribs counterparts, as they put them down 29-10 in the decider, running the tournament undefeated by disposing of the Police Falcons and the Guyana Defence Force among others.Playing like a well-oiled machine, the Hornets were heavily dependent on Elwyn Chase, who produced a hat -trick of tries and was eventually rewarded with the tournament MVP award for the male division.Captain Ryan Gonzalves, interrupts a play for the Pepsi Hornets, who played undefeated in their run-up to the Guinness VII’s title. (Delano Williams photos)Support also came from Ronald Mayers (two tries), Ryan Hickson and Ryan Gonsalves.GDF secured the third place in the men’s category when they defeated Police Falcons 19-nil while on the distaff end, the Pepsi ladies also took home their title having disposed of the Yamaha Caribs.According to Hornet’s captain Gonsalves, “It was not easy, but we took it one game at a time and we tried to play each game the right way. The guys played well today and we stuck to the coach’s game plan, kudos to the guys.”President of the Guyana Rugby Football Union (GRFU), Peter Green, Director of Sport, Christopher Jones along with Banks DIH Guinness Brand Manager, Lee Baptiste all congratulated the team, adding that the tournament had lived up to its billing.Meanwhile, following the conclusion of the event, Jones added, “ the National Sports Commission (NSC) will be resurfacing and raising the playing area”, adding that the addition of lights will also be done.last_img read more

Syracuse looks to capitalize on scoring opportunities in home opener against Albany

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on August 29, 2013 at 1:14 am Jackie Firenze lobbed a corner kick in the direction of Syracuse’s tallest threat Blake Johnson, and West Virginia swarmed her with defenders. The ball floated innocently over Johnson’s head, toward midfielder Rachel Blum.Blum trapped the ball with her thigh and volleyed a sharp shot off the bounce, aiming to score the decisive go-ahead goal.But she couldn’t convert. It was another missed opportunity for the Orange.“Unfortunately (the shot) was right at the goalkeeper. Anywhere else and it probably would have gone in,” SU head coach Phil Wheddon said. “It was a quality chance, and I know Rachel would like to have another try at that.”The Orange created plenty of scoring chances against ninth-ranked WVU. But self-inflicted mistakes plagued the SU scoring attack as it suffered a heartbreaking loss in the closing moments. SU (1-1) will rely on stronger play around the net when it hosts Albany (1-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. and Colgate (2-0) on Sunday at 7 p.m. at the SU Soccer Stadium.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSU graduated two of its top goal scorers from last season, and the lack of scoring identity was exposed against the Mountaineers. The Orange generated plenty of scoring chances, including the missed corner kick, but the inability to convert resulted in a loss.Wheddon said he will rely on a multitude of players to fill the void left by former captains Jenna Rickan and Alyscha Mottershead.In its season opener against Hofstra, SU demonstrated a balanced attack it could have. Three different players scored for the Orange. Sophomore Erin Simon also flashed signs of her potential.“She’s been creating attack,” senior goalkeeper Brittany Anghel said. “She’s so fast, I think she can go up against any of the defenders in the country because of her speed.”Syracuse is known as a stout defensive team. But moving forward, the Orange will look to capitalize on missed opportunities and finish opponents at the end of games.SU’s practice this week focused on its attack around the net. The players ran combination drills, which placed an emphasis on making quality one-touch passes. The drill also stressed maintaining vision of the entire field to enable finding seams and gaps in the opponents’ defense.Quality ball possession will also take pressure off the SU defense, which is forced to play a majority of close games under duress.“(Playing from behind) definitely puts some pressure on (the defense),” senior defender Kayla Afonso said. “Against Hofstra, I was very stressed out because we were losing 2-1, but when we scored it relieved a lot of stress and helped us get back into the game.”Anghel also said her confidence is boosted when the Orange plays with a lead.SU will try to become a cohesive unit on the attack in its home opener. Expect the goal scoring to come from a variety of players. Regardless, Wheddon said he is confident in his team’s ability.“We created some very good opportunities against a very good team. In all honesty, we should have finished those chances,” Wheddon said. “But we know if we can create those chances against WVU, we can create them against teams in the (Atlantic Coast Conference), and whoever else we play.” Commentslast_img read more

Men’s hockey: Dynamic duo Frederic and Kunin lead prolific offense, fuel Badgers’ resurgence

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team undeniably exceeded expectations this season, finishing second in the Big Ten thanks to a couple teenagers from St. Louis who spearheaded the nation’s eighth-best offense.Those teenagers are freshman forward Trent Frederic and sophomore captain Luke Kunin.At the end of the regular season, each ranked in the top 10 of the conference for goals and points. Kunin led the Badgers with 36 points and 21 goals; Frederic finished close behind in second with 33 points and 15 goals.But aside from racking up points, the two have a few other things in common that set apart their relationship.Men’s hockey: Breaking down the regular season for Wisconsin Men’s hockeyThe Wisconsin Badgers men’s hockey team has exceeded expectations from day one and looks to continue that into the playoffs, but Read…Both Kunin and Frederic are natives of the St. Louis area, the only two on the team from Missouri, and they knew each other before coming to UW. Both were also members of the USA Hockey National Team Development Program and were selected in the first round of the 2016 NHL draft (Kunin 15th by Minnesota, Frederic 29th by Boston), the only current Badgers to hold such honor.“We grew up together in St. Louis, and we’ve known each other for a few years now,” Kunin said about Frederic. “We live together, too, so we’re just good friends, and I think that correlates to on the ice.”Their chemistry does indeed correlate on the ice, as the two each enjoyed standout seasons with UW. But it may not be as direct of a correlation as Kunin indicated.Men’s hockey: Badgers look to take down Buckeyes in regular season finaleThe University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team will take on No. 15 Ohio State in the final series of regular Read…“He’s a better line-mate than he is a roommate,” Frederic joked. “I think cleanup-wise … he sets me up better on the ice than he does in the living room. I’m just messing. He’s good off the ice, on the ice. He’s a great person to be around.”It wouldn’t be all too surprising if Kunin couldn’t quite keep up as a roommate, as the sophomore had quite the year on the ice.After a breakout freshman campaign — where he was the first UW freshman since Dany Heatley to lead the team in goals — Kunin became captain as only a sophomore. The only other time a sophomore captained Wisconsin was in 1975-76, ironically enough by Mike Eaves, the man who recruited Kunin.Men’s hockey: Frederic continues to impress in sweep of MichiganUniversity of Wisconsin men’s hockey freshman standout Trent Frederic had another impressive series this weekend as the Badgers swept Michigan Read…The sophomore only improved this season, notching career-bests in points (36), goals (21) and assists (15) while ranking ninth in the nation with 0.64 goals per game.“It’s been real easy for me playing with a great player like Trent,” Kunin said. “I think as a whole we’ve been pretty successful together, and I think a big part of that is how easy he is to play with. He makes guys around him better.”Most seem to agree 19-year-old Frederic is a great player, and he has put together an impressive resume in his first season with Wisconsin to back it up. Frederic was the only unanimous selection to the Big Ten all-freshman team this year and was also the first Badger since Dany Heatley in 1999-2000 to win the conference Freshman of the Year award, ending a 17-year drought.Frederic was also deemed the Hockey Commissioners’ Association National Rookie of the Month for February after leading the nation’s freshmen with eight goals and 14 points during the month.When asked about his success this year, the freshman made sure to credit his friend and line-mate.“Obviously when you play with a great player like Luke, he makes you better,” Frederic said.Football: Successful pro day propels Badgers into NFL draftWith the 2017 NFL Draft just six weeks away, and the combine in the past, players across the country are Read…The two certainly made each other better this year, as evidenced by Frederic’s impressive 1.18 points per game, the fourth-best mark among rookies and the 25th best mark in the nation.“It seems like every time Luke and Freddy are on the ice, they’re a threat offensively, which puts a lot of pressure on the opposing team,” head coach Tony Granato said.Together, they were named Big Ten Stars of the Week five times throughout the year, each collecting two second-star awards while Kunin picked up a third-star award as well. The two were also named to the All-Big Ten second team.As teammates and roommates, they helped each other and the Badgers enjoy undeniable success this season. Even when the two are no longer wearing the Wisconsin uniform, they will remain connected through their friendship; from friends in St. Louis to roommates at UW to wherever they end up next.last_img read more

Dodgers fail to support Kershaw in 2-1 loss to San Francisco Giants

first_imgKershaw’s Challenge, the nonprofit charity established by Clayton Kershaw and his wife Ellen, is donating money to various charities for every strikeout the Dodger pitcher records this season. The nonprofit even has a live website this season where fans can do the same.Striking batters out has not been a challenge for Kershaw this season. He leads the major leagues with 43.Kershaw’s challenge is really his team’s challenge, and it rings familiar to anyone who watched Kershaw win 13 games in 2010, or 14 games in 2012, with a sub-3.00 earned-run average each season. The reigning National League MVP has started five games in 2015. The Dodgers scored seven runs in Kershaw’s only win. In his other four starts, the Dodgers have scored a total of nine runs, including a 2-1 loss to the San Francisco Giants on Tuesday. So for the Dodgers, it shouldn’t matter who that night’s opponent is.A recent history lesson might be in order.In 2013, Kershaw led the majors with a miniscule 1.83 earned-run average that was 49 percent better than the league average. The Dodgers went 19-14 in games Kershaw started that season.In 2014, Kershaw led the majors with an almost equally miniscule 1.77 ERA, 50 percent better than the league average. The Dodgers went 23-4 in games Kershaw started and he was properly recognized as the Most Valuable Player in the league.The main difference: The Dodgers averaged 5.31 runs per game in Kershaw’s starts last year and 3.85 the year before.On Tuesday, the Dodgers scored their only run against Bumgarner in the fourth inning when Jimmy Rollins singled, went to third base on a double by Kiké Hernandez, and scored on a ground ball by Howie Kendrick.Buster Posey drove in both runs for the Giants, on a single in the first inning and a solo home run in the fourth. Kershaw allowed seven hits and two runs in seven innings. He walked none and struck out eight.Bumgarner was just a bit better against a Dodgers starting lineup that featured no left-handers; center fielder Joc Pederson and first baseman Adrian Gonzalez were both given a day off. Bumgarner allowed five hits and just the one run, walking one batter and striking out nine.“I gave up two, he gave up one. He pitched eight innings, I pitched seven. So, yeah. I got outpitched,” Kershaw said.Mattingly said that Kershaw seems to be getting better as the season goes along and Kershaw agreed. He said his command is improving with each start, as is a slider that he’s been more hesitant to use this year compared to years past.But the Dodger hitters are facing a turning point. Kershaw’s repeated lack of run support can either be an April thing, or a recurring theme throughout the season.“There are years when the guys get runs and years when they don’t,” Mattingly said. “You never know who you’re going to match up with. (The Giants) very easily could have gone with somebody else, it happened to be this cat here tonight.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img In San Francisco, it might mean more that this loss came against the Giants and ace Madison Bumgarner. Kershaw (1-2) has lost four straight postseason starts dating to 2013, while Bumgarner (2-1) won four games last October alone. Bragging rights are at stake whenever the two face off, and Bumgarner has had the upper hand twice in the past week alone.“I’m sure (Kershaw) likes pitching against a guy like (Bumgarner) because he’s good,” Dodgers manager Don Mattingly said.Not really, no.“I don’t care who I pitch against,” a somber Kershaw said. “I have a lot of respect for Madison, what he does, but I don’t care who I pitch against.”Asked if he’d like to face Bumgarner 30 times a year, Kershaw said, “No. I’d rather win 30 times a year.”last_img read more

Parker carries Spurs back to finals

first_imgby Teresa M. WalkerMEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP)—It may seem as if the San Antonio Spurs are playing for an NBA title every year. Tim Duncan and Tony Parker know only too well how very long it’s been since their last chance.Now they’re back in the Finals with their first chance at a championship since 2007, a really long time for a Spurs team that knows a thing or two — or three — about hoisting trophies.“Honestly, it feels like it’s been forever since we’ve been to this point,” Duncan said after the Spurs advanced with a 93-86 win over the Memphis Grizzlies. “We’ve been on the verge of kind of getting here. We still feel like we were in contention, but we can’t get over that hump. To get over that hump and get back in the Finals, it’s an amazing feeling, honestly.”Parker scored 37 points to lead the Spurs, who finished off their second sweep this postseason for their fifth Western Conference title. The Spurs were just two wins away from a trip to the Finals a year ago before blowing that lead in six games to Oklahoma City.Parker said he has learned just how tough it is to get there after winning his first NBA title at the age of 21.“In 2007, we won our third one in five years and you think it’s going to keep coming,” Parker said. “And I’m 25, and six years goes by and every year it gets tougher and tougher. Every team wants to beat you, and that’s why it makes it even more special to go back after all those years playing at a high level with the same coach, with the same big three but changing a couple pieces.” TONY PARKER DRIVES PAST GRIZZLIES DEFENDER (AP Photo)last_img read more

Past the finishing post

first_imgCaymanas Park Results forMarch 12, 2016Track Condition: GoodWeather: FineRace 1 1100 M (Purse $768,000) NB3YO(NW2)/IMP3YO&UP(MDN)-REST.ALL.II*1. SIMPLY THE BEST PFrancis 50.02. PROUD PRESIDENT AChatrie 52.5 10L3. MEGATRON SEllis 53.0 1/2L4. GLYDER CBudhai 51.0 2 1/2LWIN: $94.00Final Time : 1:06.2 Splits : 23.1, 46.2,Winner : 3yo b filly – ADORE THE GOLD – SUPA LEITrainer : PHILIP FEANNY Owner : DONALD WEHBY & CLOVIS METCALFEBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $699.00 Ex: $1,267.00Trifecta: $494.00Race 2 1200 M (Purse $500,000) NB4-Y-O & UP MAIDEN SPECIAL WEIGHTAPPRENTICE RACE*1. FREE RANGE DDawkins3 50.02. BIG BUCK JInnis4 51.0 3L3. MR. TOPPER TOP MAN AndreePowell4 51.0 3/4L4. CONNOR JPatterson4 51.0 6 1/2LWIN: $89.00PLACE: $75.00, $271.00, $135.00Final Time: 1:17.1 Splits : 23.2, 48.0Winner: 4yo b filly – PORTO SANTO – PERFECT STORMTrainer: PATRICK LYNCH Owner: MICHAEL MARLOWEBred by Y.S. (1955) LTD.Qu: $776.00 Ex: $1,067.00D/E: $156.00Superfecta: $5,995.00Race 3 1200 M (Purse $768,000)NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.I)*1. CLASSY AVIATOR AChatrie 53.02. RUNNING STAR DDawkins3 50.0 9L3. FLYING MACHINE SMuir 53.0 3/4L4. MEMORY OF TS RHalledeen 55.0 2 1/4LWIN: $70.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $54.00Final Time : 1:14.3 Splits : 23.1, 46.4Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – CLASSY CHANELTrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : TEST PILOTSBred by REEVES, EVERDEEN MAXWELLQu: $123.00 Ex: $186.0D/E: $142.00Superfecta: $485.00Rolling Triple: $326.00Race 4 1820 M (Purse $530,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($250,0-$210,0)/NB5YO(NW2)&6YO&UP(NW4)1. GO GO TRAIN JInnis4 47.5*2. BATIDOR DE MUNDO BebHarvey3 52.5 Neck3. TROPICALDEPRESSION JPatterson4 49.0 4 1/2L4. PAPER N LACE OnBeckford4 50.5 1 1/2LWIN: $368.00PLACE: $101.00, $66.00, $109.00Final Time: 2:01.1 Splits : 27.2, 52.4, 1:18.0, 1:45.3Winner : 6yo b mare – WESTERN CLASSIC – SHANEISHATrainer : HARRY PARSARD Owner: RAYMOND TOWNSENDBred by HARRY PARSARDQu: $455.00 Ex: $1,471.00D/E: $709.00Superfecta: $25,236.00Rolling Triple: $2,018.00Race 5 1400 M (Purse $560,000) NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE IV(NW3)*1. MIND SET OWalker 55.02. BALLON D’OR LSteadman3 53.0 1 3/4L3. SHINE RMairs 54.0 3/4L4. STORMING DDawkins3 52.0 2 1/2LWIN: $102.00PLACE: $51.00, $52.00, $56.00Final Time : 1:27.0 Splits : 24.0, 47.1, 1:12.3Winner : 4yo colt – BURNING MARQUE – PROUD AGAINTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner : ELIZABETH A. DACOSTA & BRUCE D. LEVYBred by NEW BLUE LTD.Qu: $97.00 Ex: $203.00D/E: $1,122.00Superfecta: $473.00Rolling Triple: $1,656.00Race 6 2000 M (Purse $530,000)NB4-Y-O & UP RESTRICTED ALLOWANCE V(NW2)1. CAPTAIN GRANVILLE ZMeikle 54.0*2. SIR BIGGS SEllis 56.0 *1/1 1/2L3. BRIDLED PRINCESS JPatterson4 48.5 3/4L4. SNEAK PEEK DaneNelson 52.5 2L5. MINY LEE HLewis 53.0 3 1/2L6. MEET JUSTIN HPottinger4 50.5 1/2LWIN: $1,133.00PLACE: $190.00, $67.00, $260.00Final Time : 2:15.0 Splits : 25.4, 52.4, 1:17.3, 1:44.1Winner : 4yo colt – BRIDLED QUEST – LADY BALARITrainer : LANCE P. RICHARDS Owner : MICHAEL E KENNEDYBred by GRANVILLE BYLESQu: $1,972.00 Exacta: $5,697.00D/E: $3,322.00Trifecta: $9,175.00Hit-6 carry-over : $81,047.20Rolling Triple: $56,182.00Super-6: $84,913.80Race 7 1100 M (Purse $620,000) 3-Y-O & UP CLM($550,0-$500,0)/NB4YO(NW4)1. FORCE DE JOUR JPatterson4 56.02. DREAMCOMETRUE DaneNelson 54.0 3L3. HOLOGRAM SHADOW JErwin 55.0 1 1/2L4. UNBREAKABLE BebHarvey3 52.0 3 1/2LWIN: $222.00PLACE: $232.00, $78.00, $165.00Final Time : 1:07.0 Splits : 22.4, 46.0Winner : 5yo colt – SHARP HUMOR – SONG BIRD TOOTrainer : ROWAN MATHIE Owner: VINCENT MAINEBred by DOUG BRANHAMQu: $476.00 Ex: $910.00D/E: $6,401.00Trifecta: $11,990.00Rolling Triple: $45,583.00Race 8 1200 M (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN SPECIALWEIGHT -FILLIES (DIV.II)1. GOLDEN GLORY AChatrie 53.02. LIKE A LADY CChow 53.0 9/23. PATCH RWilson 53.5 7/2 Nose*4. HELLO LADY SEllis 53.0 2 1/2L5. IGNITION OMullings 53.0 1LLate scratch : #5 EXECUTIVE CHARMWIN: $141.00PLACE: $77.00, $142.00, $97.00Final Time : 1:14.2 Splits : 23.0, 46.3,Winner : 3yo ch filly – SEEKING THE GLORY – THE GOLDEN ONETrainer : GARY SUBRATIE Owner : NICHOLAS WEHBYBred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $443.00 Ex: $642.00D/E: $574.00Trifecta: $4,450.00Hi-5: $1,216.00Rolling Triple : (7-4-4) $27,455.00Pick-4 : $708,800.00RODERICK “PILOT” FRANCIS MEMORIAL TROPHYRace 9 1200 M (Purse $650,000) 4YO&UP CLM($180,0)-START FOR $180,0 SINCE NOV.12(Sponsored by B & D TRAWLING LTD).1. EL CLIENTE LSteadman3 54.02. EUSEBIA BebHarvey3 51.0 6L3. BURNING MEDIC AndrePowell4 52.0 2L4. REIGN OVER ALL RHalledeen 54.0 Sh.HeadWIN: $182.00PLACE: $105.00, $69.00, $138.00Final Time: 1:15.3 Splits : 23.2, 47.4Winner : 6yo b horse – SEEKING THE GLORY – RHYTHMICAL RAINTrainer: ANTHONY SMITH Owner : MERCURIALBred by CARL CHANG & PETER CHUCKQu: $323.00 Exacta: $513.00D/E: $415.00Superfecta: $4,549.00Race 10 1000 M (S) (Purse $768,000) NB3-Y-O MAIDEN CONDITION RACE*1. BIG MISTAKE AndrePowell4 51.02. DUTCHESS URIEL LSteadman3 53.5 11 1/2L3. GUAVA GROUND RWilson 54.0 1 1/4L4. URBAN PRINCIPAL OBennett 56.0 1 1/4L5. ZOOMIN RLahoe 52.5 1 1/4LDNF: #7 ZANDRINA AMartin 54.0 2/1Late scratch : #2 DANCEHALL SWEET, #13 TAMARAQWIN: $139.00PLACE: $81.00, $69.00, $473.00Final Time: 0:59.3 Splits: 22.4, 46.2Winner : 3yo b colt – HE’STHEREALTHING – PECCADILLOTrainer : WAYNE DACOSTA Owner: ELIZABETH DACOSTABred by ORANGE VALLEY ESTATES LTD.Qu: $394.00 Ex: $641.00D/E: $988.00 (3-2) $166.00Trifecta: $368,520.00Hi-5 carry-over : $62,630.75Rolling Triple: $1,528.00PlacePot 8: $1,623.00CHAIRMAN’S TROPHYRace 11 1500 M (Purse $1,200,000) 3-Y-O & UP GRADED STAKES1. FRANFIELD DaneNelson 52.5*2. SEEKING MY DREAM OWalker 57.0 1 1/4L3. PERFECT NEIGHBOUR RHalledeen 57.0 4 1/2L4. CAMPESINO PFrancis 50.0 1 1/4LWIN: $252.00Final Time : 1:31.0 Splits : 23.2, 45.0Winner : 5yo ch colt – TRADITIONAL – SUPA LEITrainer : RICHARD AZAN Owner: ELITE BLOODSTOCK LIMITEDBred by HERMINE & LEISHA METCALFEQu: $251.00 Ex: $978.00D/E: $1,244.00Trifecta: $3,080.00Rolling Triple: $6,526.00Race 12 1000 M (S) (Purse $560,000)3-Y-O & UP CLM($350,0-$300,0)/NB5YO(NW3)1. ZEEVA AChatrie 52.5*2. AGAKHAN RHalledeen 54.0 1L3. GOLD SCREW MWard4 50.0 1 1/2L4. ROCKETEER JInnis4 48.0 1/2L5. JUNIOR DON RLahoe 54.0 1 1/2LWIN: $571.00PLACE: $232.00, $90.00, $538.00Final Time : 1:00.1 Splits : 23.0, 45.4Winner : 5yo b filly – SHUFFLING MADDNES – LADY SARKATrainer : VICTOR WILLIAMS Owner : MR.PHWBred by EVERGLADES FARMS LTD.Qu: $1,351.00 Ex: $2,476.00D/E: $4,479.00Trifecta: $117,350.00Hi-5 carry-over : $213,378.75Rolling Triple: $25,181.00Pick-4: $95,464.00Super-6: $526,663.90Pick-9: $53,992.00; $616.50Carry-over: $3,653,250.30last_img read more