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first_imgThe 2019 NASCAR Cup Series came to an anticlimactic end Sunday, with Kyle Busch winning at Homestead-Miami Speedway by nearly 5 seconds over Martin Truex Jr. to secure his second career championship.After the final pit stops were completed, Busch’s lead was never threatened. Truex, a playoff driver who dominated the race early, trailed by more than 8 seconds and needed a caution to have a chance to catch Busch. But there was only one caution all evening outside of post-stage yellows, and it happened in Stage 2. That prevented a dramatic finish and allowed Busch to breathe easy down the stretch.MORE: Steve Phelps on the direction of NASCARTruex led 103 laps Sunday and won the first stage going away. His fate turned during a second-stage pit stop when his crew switched the wrong tires. He was forced to head back down pit road immediately. He received the free pass on a caution and was back among the leaders shortly after but never controlled the race again.Denny Hamlin, who had the pole but lost the lead quickly, had an even more consequential pit mishap. He was fighting for the lead entering the final round of stops, but a piece of grill tape was placed over too much of the grill. That forced a second stop to avoid overheating. He finished 11th.The fourth driver racing for the championship, Kevin Harvick, led for 41 laps and had the lead briefly after a late restart, but he quickly fell back to a distant fourth.Busch had by far the fastest car in the second half of the race. He won the second stage and led 120 laps overall. His second Cup championship is his first without a bit of an asterisk — his 2015 title came during a season in which he received a medical waiver due to injury.Sporting News tracked live updates, highlights from the championship race. Follow along below.NASCAR at Homestead results: Championship race updates, highlights6:21 p.m.: CHECKERED. Kyle Busch is the 2019 Cup Series champion.6:16 p.m.: Busch still with a comfortable lead with eight to go. Truex has pulled to 5 seconds behind, but it will be too little, too late barring something unexpected.6:09 p.m.: Truex, when told his deficit is more than 7 seconds: “Holy s—.”6 p.m.: Busch’s lead on Truex is more than 8 seconds with fewer than 50 laps to go.5:55 p.m.: Catastrophe for Hamlin! Some misplaced grill tape on the last pit stop will require him to pit for a second time. Extremely costly mistake, which you can see below, along with the results.. @dennyhamlin is the first of the #Championship4 to hit pit road!Join us now on NBC to see who cycles to the front!— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 17, 2019Look at all that water spewing out of @DennyHamlin ‘s car.He was experiencing overheating issues and had to pit. Heartbreak for the No. 11 team. #Championship4— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20195:53 p.m.: Larson, who was competing for the lead for much of the race, has engine issues that will knock him out of contention.5:50 p.m.: It seemed Truex was not going to pit, but instead he just does it laps after the other leaders. Harvick, though, does stay out. He seems to be betting on a caution.5:45 p.m.: Harvick has fallen back to sixth. Busch leads Hamlin and Truex.5:31 p.m.: All types of back-and-forth at the top of the field.Denny Hamlin passes Harvick for P2 and says: “It ain’t fuckin’ over.”Chris Gabehart: “None of us thought it was. Whole new ballgame now. B-F-H. Lock in.”— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) November 17, 20195:26 p.m.: An action-packed restart. Truex bumps Harvick, and Busch and Hamlin wrestle for the lead. Busch eventually wins the battle.Here comes Hamlin!The No. 11 rockets to the lead at @HomesteadMiami ! #Championship4— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 17, 20195:20 p.m.: CAUTION. Truex inches up to third in the race off pit road to start the final stage. Busch, Harvick, Truex and Hamlin are the top four, in order.5:15 p.m.: Busch passes Harvick and wins Stage 2.Stage 2 winner and Championship leader: @KyleBusch !The entire #Championship4 is inside the top five! Watch on @NBC :— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20195:12 p.m.: Truex up to fourth, while Busch continues to try to chase down Harvick.5:05 p.m.: Harvick takes the lead from Busch shortly after the restart. Truex is gaining spots, but not exactlyflying up the field.4:55 p.m.: CAUTION. A massive break for Truex, who gets the free pass as John Hunter Nemechek spins out.4:47 p.m.: A bit of a disaster for Truex! The pit crew switches the tires incorrectly, and he will have to pit for a second time. That could be the opening the rest of the field needs.Disaster for Martin Truex Jr.!The team switched tires on pit road, switching the right front and left front! He’s now one lap down. #Championship4— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20194:29 p.m.: Busch got ahead off Truex off the restart, but that lead is extremely short-lived. Truex has by far the fastest car early.”POWER MOVE!” @MartinTruex_Jr gets by his Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch for the championship and race lead. #Championship4 on @NBC— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20194:22 p.m.: CAUTION. Busch gains a spot in the race off pit road, passing Larson for second during the post-stage yellow. Hamlin and Harvick trade places below them, pushing Harvick down into fifth.4:19 p.m.: Truex easily wins Stage 1, more than 2 seconds ahead of Larson and just under 4 seconds ahead of Busch in third. Truex led 60 of the 80 laps.4:11 p.m.: Truex has the lead, one spot ahead of Larson. The three other championship drivers follow.3:55 p.m.: Luckily for Busch, it was about time to pit anyway.”Just ran over something.”Early trouble for @KyleBusch in the championship race on @NBC . #Championship4— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20193:50 p.m.: Kyle Larson has broken up the championship four domination, moving into second place.3:41 p.m.: Truex is back into second. Harvick leads, and Hamlin and Busch are in third and fourth, respectively.3:32 p.m.: Truex quickly falls back into sixth.3:32 p.m.: GREEN FLAG. 3:07 p.m.: A programming note as we approach green flag.ATTENTION.THE REGULAR @NASCAR BROADCAST IS ON @NBC .The split-screen #Championship4 hyper-focused broadcast with @leighdiffey and @DaleJarrett is on NBCSN.— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20192:40 p.m.: A look at the final four drivers.It’s a long road to the #Championship4 .Before @KyleBusch , @DennyHamlin , @KevinHarvick and @MartinTruex_Jr race for a @NASCAR title today at 3PM ET on @NBC , see how each driver got to @HomesteadMiami .— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 20192:30 p.m.: A tribute to Homestead.For now, we say goodbye to @HomesteadMiami Speedway as the host for the @NASCAR championship finale. @ByTimLayden on what it’s meant to the area following Hurricane Andrew, and what it’s meant to the series hosting great title-clinching moments.— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 17, 2019last_img read more

first_imgMASON CITY The Mason City School Board Monday night approved three issues that resulted from the special investigation by the State Auditor’s office that showed over $2.2 million was not properly disbursed during an eight-year period between July 2009 and August 2017.The board unanimously approved paying back just over $6100 that the Clear Lake Community School District was overbilled for in sharing agreements involving the superintendent, the transportation director, and the buildings & grounds supervisor. The board also unanimously approved paying $19,985 to the State Auditor’s Office for a portion of the cost of the special investigation. The board on a 5-2 vote approved paying seven employees a combined total of $24,183 that the investigation found were underpaid.Board member Jacob Schweitzer says those employees have stuck through the special investigation process and are due the back payments.  “We’re currently in the process of a very lengthy process of trying to correct the administrative pay because of the actions that we’ve been taking over several years were merit or whatever the rationale was between the different payments, but now we have this smorgasbord of pay schedules that we’re trying to work through.”Board member Scott Warren voted against the motion, saying that approving these underpayments could lead to other people coming back to the board wanting back pay they were promised.  “What if somebody 15-18 years ago because we paid those administrators in a discretionary fashion…I’m not saying it was right, but could you open up this whole can of worms for people going back because it always had been in a discretionary fashion, and we as a board, at least in the time that I’ve been present, did not okay each and every raise to that administrative team. We’ve changed how we do that now, but for us to go back I think opens up a whole can of worms and you got to live up to your agreement, and your agreement was on a piece of paper, it’s called a contract.”Board member Doug Campbell says the board has done a comprehensive job of cleaning up due diligence from the past, and paying those employees is the right thing to do moving forward under a new administration.  “It is the primary function of this board to be fiduciary, so we need to do everything we can in a fiduciary sense to set that straight. So I’m going to disregard most everything in the past and try to go forward in good faith with anybody that would ever want to become an administrator here or work here to see that going forward we’re going to take care of it. I quite honestly don’t care what previous boards have done, I want to be a board of good faith, we’re open and honest and want to do the best we can.”Superintendent Dave Versteeg confirmed to the board last night that an investigation is continuing regarding the improper disbursement of funds. “My knowledge is there is a case in overpayment, and it is an ongoing open investigation. So we don’t really have any comment about it, and nobody is commenting about it, but it is still pending.”Warren and Lorrie Lala were the only two board members to vote against the motion to pay those who were underpaid.View documents connected to the school board’s decision by clicking hereListen back to the school board’s discussion via the audio player below:last_img read more

first_imgThe short-staffed Nelson Leafs exploded for five third-period goals en route to a 6-3 Kootenay International Junior Hockey League victory over the Grand Forks Border Bruins Saturday night in the Boundary City.The win was the fifth consecutive for Nelson after the Leafs dropped three straight games earlier this month.Trailing 2-1 after 40 minutes, Nelson turned up the heat on the Bruins, firing 23 shots at Grand Forks netminder Dominic Stadnyk.The offensive push turned into goals as Aaron Dunlap, with his second of the game, Patrick Croome, Brandon Sookro and Austin Seaman, on the power play, scored to erase the one-goal deficit and give Nelson a 5-2 advantage.Mitch Pearson stopped the bleeding somewhat for Grand Forks with a goal to cut the margin to 5-3.But Carsen Willans, with this third goal of the weekend, restored the three-goal margin.Michael Rand and Ravinder Shokar also scored for Grand Forks.Nelson out shot the Bruins 55-31 making a winner out of goalie Brad Rebagliati. Nelson, 20-1-1-3 on the season, now lead Beaver Valley in Murdoch Division standings by 12 points after Nitehawks lost 6-1 in Osoyoos Saturday.The Bruins entered the game on a winning note after defeating Golden Rockets Friday in Grand Forks.Michael Rand and Franco Colapaolo each scored twice to the lead the Bruins. Lincoln Lane and Mitch Dolman added singles. Dominic Stadnyk registered the win in goal for the Bruins.Max Newman had three assists for the Bruins.Leafs rebound against BravesWith the bitter taste of a 4-3 overtime loss still resonating, Nelson built up 4-0 through two periods to down Spokane Braves 5-1 Friday in the Lilac City.Robson Cramer and Carsen Willans each scored twice to power the Leafs to the win.Brandon Sookro opened the scoring on the power play.Tanner Stolz scored the only goal for the Braves, out shot 52-27 by the Leafs.ICE CHIPS: Saturday’s roster for Nelson looked like a Commercial Hockey League pickup game as the Leafs were only able to ice 14 skaters. Missing from the roster were forwards Travis Wellman and Bryce Nielsen along with defencemen Robson Cramer and J.J. Beitel. Goalie Adam Maida, with a knee injury, was also not dressed. . . .Speedy winger Carsen Willans is finally found his goal scoring touch as the Nelson Minor Hockey product made it eight straight games with points. During the streak Willans has scored eight goals while adding 11 assists for 19 points.last_img read more

first_imgA 17-year-old Lodge Housing Scheme, Georgetown resident was arraigned before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan on a robbery under arms charge at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.The unrepresented Joshua Austin, who told the Court that he worked at a ‘Blocks yard’, pleaded not guilty to the charge. It is alleged that on June 6, 2016 at Mandela Avenue, being armed with a knife he robbed Julius Patterson of one cosmetic silver ring, US00, Cdn, 20 pounds, 40 euros and G00.The young man’s mother had to be called to the courtroom to verify his age as he first told the Magistrate he was 16 years old.However, a copy of his birth certificate was given to the Magistrate which verified that he was 17 years old.Police Prosecutor Neville Jeffers told the Court the defendant was positively identified by Patterson and none of the stolen money was recovered.Jeffers objected to bail on the grounds of the serious nature of the offence and the fact that a knife was used to carry out the act.He further told the Court that the teen was not a first-time offender and had a pending matter at the Providence Magistrate’s Court.Austin was remanded to prison until June 17. The case was transferred to the Providence Magistrate’s Court.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Atletico manager Diego Simeone called it “a good result” as they finished a goalless match against Real Madrid © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOMADRID, Spain, Sep 30 – Barcelona slipped up for the third time in a week but stay top of La Liga after Real Madrid and Atletico Madrid cancelled each other out at the Santiago Bernabeu on Saturday.Real and Atletico began a pulsating derby less than three hours after Barca had scrambled to a 1-1 draw at home to Athletic Bilbao, but goalkeepers reigned supreme in the capital to ensure the grudge match finished goalless. It means Real second, level on points with Barcelona, while Atletico are just two behind in fourth. Sevilla are third.Gareth Bale had to be substituted at half-time with what the club confirmed was a thigh strain and is a doubt for the European champions ahead of their visit to CSKA Moscow on Tuesday. Bale will be assessed on Sunday.It was a scenario Barcelona boss Ernesto Valverde tried to avoid before his side’s visit to Tottenham on Wednesday by resting Lionel Messi at the Camp Nou.But the Argentine was needed in the second half after Oscar de Marcos gave Bilbao a deserved lead. Munir El Haddadi snatched Barca a point, diverting in Messi’s shot with six minutes left.After drawing at home to Girona and being beaten by Leganes, Barcelona head to Wembley to face Spurs short of rhythm and lacking confidence.Real Madrid’s Gareth Bale (L) had to be substituted at half-time against Atletico Madrid with what the club confirmed was a thigh strain © AFP / OSCAR DEL POZOBarcelona will be without Sergi Roberto for the Champions League Group B clash after it was confirmed he had picked up a thigh strain.The last time Bilbao took a point at the Camp Nou in 2004, Valverde was sitting in the away team’s dugout during his first spell as Bilbao coach.He faced questions after his bold decision to rest Messi with Tottenham in mind, along with Sergio Busquets.“Leaving Messi on the bench is absolutely my responsibility,” Valverde said. “He has four games in 10 days and I think it’s good for Leo to rest, like Busquets, thinking of the Champions League.“I know it was the right decision. It was a risk and on this occasion, it didn’t come off.”– ‘Intense’ match –Lack of rotation was chief among the criticisms levelled at Valverde after Barcelona crashed out of the Champions League quarter-finals last season, with Luis Suarez admitting he regretted playing 90 minutes three days before the collapse against Roma.Rested at the start, Barcelona’s Argentinian forward Lionel Messi (C) was needed in the second half of a 1-1 scramble against Athletic Bilbao © AFP / Pau BARRENA CAPILLAValverde has certainly acted. Of the preferred 11 that started a 4-0 win over PSV Eindhoven two weeks ago, eight started at least one of the three games since on the bench. Seven of those were required to come on as substitutes.“We can’t expect Messi just to come on and fix things,” Suarez said. “We should have won the game before he came on, that’s why we are Barca.”Real and Atletico face midweek Champions League matches away to CSKA Moscow and home to Club Brugge respectively, but there was no letting up on their part.Thibaut Courtois came back to haunt his former club and Jan Oblak showed why he is considered arguably the finest goalkeeper in the world.Courtois spent three seasons at Atletico on loan from Chelsea but this was his first Madrid derby for Real. He made the most of it, saving when both Antoine Griezmann and Diego Costa had only the Belgian to beat.Bale could have won it for Real too but he sidefooted wide from close range towards the end of the first half and then had to be replaced.Barcelona will be without Sergi Roberto for the Champions League Group B clash after it was confirmed he had picked up a thigh strain © AFP/File / OSCAR DEL POZOBarca might feel spared but Real and Atletico seemed satisfied at the final whistle. Atleti maintained their resurgence after a miserable start to the season while Real steadied the ship following their hammering at Sevilla on Wednesday.“We have not won because we didn’t score but overall we have been very superior,” Real Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui said.“The match was intense,” added Atletico manager Diego Simeone. “We had chances through Griezmann and Costa but they were saved by Courtois. It’s a pity because we wanted to win but we leave with a good result.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgA 55 year old West Donegal man is to face trial on 84 sex charges against young boys.The man, who cannot be named, is accused of the rape and the sexual assault of four boys aged between 12 and 14 between 1999 and 2004.Garda James Canning told Glenties District Court that he served the book of evidence in the case on the defendant yesterday morning in Glenties. Inspector Sylvie Henry said the Director of Public Prosecutions had consented to all charges being sent to the Central Criminal Court.The man is also charged with illegally having a revolver on July 29th last year.Defence solicitor Patsy Gallagher applied for bail in the case but it was objected to by the Gardai.Judge Seamus Hughes said he was refusing bail because of the seriousness and the number of alleged offences.He said he would be recommending an early trial and ordered the accused be remanded on bail at Castlerea Prison to appear at the current sitting of the Central Criminal Court.EndsWEST DONEGAL MAN SENT FOR TRIAL ON LITANY OF SEX ABUSE CHARGES AGAINST BOYS was last modified: February 24th, 2011 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgONE of Donegal’s most respected politicians and business leaders will go to court next month in a defamation case against a woman, he claims, wrote a defamatory letter about him.Bundoran Town Council chair and county councillor Sean McEniff claims ex-car park attendant Patricia McCafferty wrongly accused him of being a corrupt councillor influencing planning decisions in the seaside town.The claims were made in a letter written by Ms McCafferty in January 2009 which was sent to Bundoran Town Council. Yesterday Ms McCafferty applied for an adjournment at Donegal Circuit Court saying she wasn’t ready to proceed with a defence as the case was listed for hearing a fortnight ago.Peter Nolan, counsel for Mr McEniff, said Ms McCafferty had admitted that she had sent the letter in which she claimed that Mr. McEniff was ‘a corrupt Co. Councillor’. He said the case should go ahead.Judge Leonie Reynolds told Ms McCafferty that she had been given adequate time to prepare for the case and she had no doctor’s certificate.The judge added that she was going to “indulge” Ms McCafferty and grant her an adjournment to Letterkenny Circuit Court in the third week of July when the case would be first on the list for hearing.SEAN McENIFF BEGINS DEFAMATION COURT ACTION was last modified: June 2nd, 2011 by gregShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:defamation casesean mceniffelast_img read more

first_imgGaeil Fhanáda GAA NewsIntermediate Championship Quarter FinalsSeniors v Aodh Rua in Convoy this Saturday 25th at 4pm. Reserves v N. Columba in Convoy this Saturday 25th at 2.30pm.Ádh mór Cookie agus John Phaidí, Seamus agus na buachaillí go léir.Come out and support our boys, all support greatly appreciated.Yearbook Could all managers please get their reports and photo into Margaretta ASAP please.Lotto results to followGAA NEWS: GAEIL FHANÁDA FACE AODH RUADH IN QUARTER-FINAL OF INTERMEDIATE CHAMPIONSHIP was last modified: October 21st, 2014 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:GAAGaeil FhanadaNoticesSportlast_img read more

first_imgStory Links Preview Tulsa (13-8) capitalized on an error by Becca Barnett (Moline, Ill.) at the start of its at bat in the final inning. Chenise Delce reached on the miscue by Barnett in right field. Delce then advanced to second after Nicole Newman (Madison, Wis.) walked the next batter. Newman though retired the next two batters, but the last out was a groundout that moved Delce to third. The next batter, Julia Hollingswort, took a first pitch strike, but on the next pitch singled through the left side to drive in the winning run. Newman pitched 6.2 innings and allowed three runs (two earned) on five hits with three walks and eight strikeouts. Her record fell to 5-6 with the loss. Newman added two hits at the plate. Full Schedule Roster at SIU 3/16/2019 – 1 p.m. Drake starts Missouri Valley Conference play Saturday at SIU. First pitch of game one of the doubleheader will be 12 p.m. The teams will play one game Sunday at 11 a.m. All three games against the Salukis will be broadcast on ESPN+. Print Friendly Version Drake (12-12) trailed 2-0 after four innings after Tulsa strung together three-straight one-out singles off Newman that led to two runs in the fourth. The Bulldogs tied the game in their next at-bat after Macy Johnson (Winterset, Iowa) drove in Hannah Pals (Des Moines, Iowa) and Abby Buie (Gardner, Kan.). Pals hit a leadoff double and Buie reached on an error.center_img Next Game: Live Stats PDF Box Score Watch Live TULSA, Okla. – Tulsa edged the Drake University softball team, 3-2, Sunday afternoon with a two-out walkoff single in the seventh inning. ESPN+last_img read more

first_imgIt’s the Glen against the Gaels in what promises to be an action-packed night of right hooks and right laughs at the Silver Tassie.The match-ups have yet to be finalised but this night of white-colar boxing promises plenty of ding-dong battles.They might not meet that often on the pitch, but there’ll be no shirking when it comes to bouts between Glenswilly GAA Cub and Letterkenny Gaels on October 26th next. Danny Ryan is again putting the boys and girls through their paces promising a great night’s entertainment.You have been warned!SECONDS OUT FOR ROUND TWO OF THE BATTLE OF THE SWILLY! was last modified: October 9th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Battle of the Swilly 2boxingdonegalglenswillyLetterkenny Gaelslast_img read more