READ MORE: The second-fastest qualifier, Sam Hornish Jr., picked Stall 18 behind the second stall opening on pit road. Third-fastest Kyle Busch picked Stall 10 behind the first pit stall opening on pit road. READ: Harvick’s late charge leads to 600 win READ: Latest news from Dover READ: Pit crew key as Hamlin claws back READ: Kenseth, Johnson hopes wrecked in 600 Coors Light Pole Award Winner Austin Dillon gets his pick of pit stalls ___________________________________________________________________________________________Comments are currently unavailable. We’re working on the development of a NASCAR fan forum – please stay tuned. Just like Denny Hamlin in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series, Austin Dillon won his second consecutive Coors Light Pole Award in the NASCAR Nationwide Series, taking the top spot at Dover International Speedway.
A.J. Green injury update: Bengals WR will undergo season-ending surgery, report says QB Lamar Jackson is in concussion protocol.— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) December 2, 2018Jackson, however, returned later in the period. He finished the game 12-of-21 passing for 125 yards with a rushing touchdown. Jackson also lost a fumble.Robert Griffin III replaced Jackson, seeing his first NFL action during the regular season in nearly two years. He completed two of his four passes for 21 yards. Related News Baltimore was briefly down to its third-string quarterback.Ravens rookie Lamar Jackson was placed in concussion protocol after suffering a head injury in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Falcons. The Ravens came away with a 26-16 win over the Falcons.
Abuja, Nigeria | AFP | Arsenal forward Alex Lwobi sent Nigeria to the 2018 World Cup finals with the winning goal in a 1-0 African qualifying victory over Zambia on Saturday.The Super Eagles became the first African team to advance to Russia after taking an unassailable lead atop Group B. It will be their sixth World Cup finals appearance.Substitute Iwobi blasted home a pullback by Shehu Abdullahi 17 minutes from time to secure qualification.“We were lucky that Iwobi came off the bench to make the difference,” said Nigeria’s German coach Gernot Rohr.“It was a difficult game and we didn’t underrate Zambia. We knew it will be a tough game and that was the case.”Zambia coach Wedson Nyirenda felt his team had dominated for long periods.“They got a half chance and they used their experience to punish us,” he said.“But we acquitted ourselves very well. This was the best game of this group.”In a high tempo first half, Zambia thought they had taken the lead when Augustin Mulenga bundled home but his 23rd minute effort was disallowed for offside.In the 36th minute, Zambia striker Alex Ngonga, whose pace troubled the Nigeria defence throughout, forced goalkeeper Ikechukwu Ezenwa to parry the ball behind for a corner. The Super Eagles peppered the Zambian goal with shots in the closing minutes of the first half, but skipper Mikel Obi, Odion Ighalo and Moses Simon all failed to trouble Zambian goalkeeper Kennedy Mweene.Nigeria were the brighter of the two teams after the break as Wilfred Ndidi saw his looping header pushed away by Mweene.The Eagles carved out the better chances, although Zambia looked dangerous on the counter attack until Iwobi settled the affair and sent Nigeria to the World Cup finals.StandingsNigeria 5 4 1 0 11 3 13 – qualifiedZambia 5 2 1 2 6 5 7Cameroon 5 1 3 1 5 7 6Algeria 5 0 1 4 3 10 1 Share on: WhatsApp
23 Apr 2012 Shinkwin eyes England spot with impressive Hog victory Hampshire Hog 136 C Shinkwin (Moor Park) 68 68 139 M Young (Brokenhurst Manor) 68 71, J Titlow (Knole Park) 68 71 140 M Wallace (Moor Park) 66 74, G Samuels (Leighton Buzzard) 68 72, J Bartlett (Worthing) 65 75 Callum Shinkwin (Moor Park, Hertfordshire) boosted his chance of a call-up for next month’s international with France with an impressive victory in the Hampshire Hog at a showery and chilly North Hants yesterday. Two rounds of two-under-par 68 earned the 18 year old a three-stroke winning margin over Martin Young (Brokenhurst Manor, Hampshire, IoW & CI) and Jerome Titlow (Knole Park, Kent). Watched by England selectors, Shinkwin, who opted to miss the previous day’s Selborne Salver – won by England boys’ squad member Matt Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire, Yorkshire) – said: “This win sets up a lot of opportunities for me. My aim is next year’s Walker Cup so hopefully a full England place is a possibility.” On the eve of jetting out to Spain for a week’s coaching with the rest of the England ‘A’ squad, Shinkwin found himself three strokes off the halfway lead, held by Jack Bartlett (Worthing, Sussex), after his opening 68. But as the weather deteriorated in the afternoon with showers moving in so the scores increased, apart from Shinkwin’s. His second 68, the only sub-par return of the round, left him out of touch for the rest of the field as he signed for four birdies and two bogeys. “I didn’t find the conditions more difficult after lunch,” he added. “The only problem was continually putting on and removing waterproofs. “But I’ve been playing solid all year. This is a superb course but I didn’t hole many putts today but I hit a lot of greens. “It’s great to win this title and to have my name up there with so many famous winners such as Michael Bonallack, Peter McEvoy, Gary Wolstenholme and Justin Rose.” While Shinkwin kept his form in the afternoon, the early leaders lost ground. Bartlett followed up his 65 with 75, while Matt Wallace (Moor Park, Hertfordshire) and Gavin Samuels (Leighton Buzzard, Bedfordshire) added 74s to their opening 66s, all three finishing equal fourth. But Bartlett, winner of the Berkhamsted Trophy three weeks earlier, had to consolation of lifting the Hampshire Salver for the best aggregate over the Selborne Salver and the Hog. He finished tied on 278 with Fitzpatrick but won on countback for his 140 at the Hog against Fitzpatrick’s 145. However, the Yorkshire teenager began the weekend by winning the Selborne Salver at Blackmoor with a 36-hole tally of 133 after a superb opening 63. He finished a shot ahead of ‘A’ squad member Jonathan Bell (Royal Blackheath, Kent) and Paul Howard (Southport & Ainsdale, Lancashire). Leading final scores Selborne Salver 133 M Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) 63 70 134 J Bell (Royal Blackheath) 67 67, P Howard (Southport & Ainsdale) 66 68 136 P Tarver Jones (Worthing) 64 72 Hampshire Salver 278 J Bartlett (Worthing) 138, 140; M Fitzpatrick (Hallamshire) 133 145 (Bartlett won on countback)
During our panel on Black male fatherhood in New York City last week, I spoke with several NBA players, an NFL player and NBA Player’s Association Executive Director Billy Hunter about the culture of Black male athletes. One of the things that has consistently concerned me is the culture of self-destructive behavior which seems to walk hand-in-hand with being a Black male athlete. Popping bottles at the club, “getting it in” with random women and putting yourself into one horrible situation after another has become almost a requirement for young men trying to fit into this culture.Let me be one of the first to publicly say, “This sh*t is stupid.” There’s no point in being polite about this conversation, since people are dying because we refuse to speak up.The common factors in both the Belcher murder-suicide and the death of Jerry Brown are that a) they both occurred on the weekend, b) they both involved excessive amounts of alcohol and c) they were probably leaving “da club” or some other social gathering when their lives came to an end. As a result, one Black man is in prison, two Black men are dead, one Black woman is also dead and at least two Black babies are going to grow up without their fathers.We owe it to our young men to speak candidly about the dangers of excessive alcohol consumption and teach them the value of critical thinking when it comes to avoiding the many creative ways to destroy your life and the lives of those you care about. Right before his death, Jerry Brown was openly questioning the value of “the fast life” on his Facebook page, wondering if this life is conducive to his being a good father and husband one day.I would have loved to sit down with this brother to say, “No man, it’s not. Your daughter, girlfriend, and mother all need you to be the best man you can be. I don’t care what you’re hearing on the radio every morning, but nothing good has ever been accomplished by an entire segment of the population that spends all of its time getting high and drunk every other day. Brother, you are better than that.”One of the reasons I respect former New York Giant David Tyree is that he speaks openly about how alcoholism put him in a jail cell just a few years ago. During our panel in Harlem, Tyree shared his experience as a cautionary tale for young men who don’t understand the value of thinking outside the slave box. We may no longer be physically enslaved, but many of us are psychologically enslaved by media that presents imagery of black men as animal-like creatures with no productive direction. Another panelist, former Washington Wizards player Etan Thomas, said it best when he said that, “They do these things because they are afraid of us and what might happen if we were to realize our truest potential.”Now, because no one, to my knowledge, had a candid, honest conversation with Jerry Brown about the dangers of “the fast life,” he died before having the chance to figure out that this life just isn’t worth it. There are more productive and fulfilling things to do on a Friday night than to sit around popping bottles at the club. We must share this message with our young men EVERY CHANCE WE GET.Additionally, we must rethink the culture surrounding many young Black men who define themselves as nothing but dumb jocks. We must empower them to use their platforms, wealth and opportunity to do great things and not to transform themselves into victims of an oppressive partnership. Black male athletes are among the strongest, fastest, most intelligent and most courageous warriors in the entire Black community. They must not be allowed to be transformed into sad little sheep.(Dr. Boyce Watkins is a professor at Syracuse University and author of the book, “Black American Money.”) DR. BOYCE WATKINS by Dr. Boyce WatkinsFor New Pittsburgh Courier (YourBlackWorld.com)—Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Josh Brent has been charged with intoxication manslaughter after he was involved in an accident this weekend that killed his teammate, Jerry Brown. This is the second tragedy that has hit the NFL in recent days. Most of us know about the death of Jovan Belcher of the Kansas City Chiefs, who killed his girlfriend and himself, also on a weekend rampage.
Submitted by The City of OlympiaThe City of Olympia’s Saturday Drop-Off Site opens for the season on Saturday, March 7, 2015. The site is located at the City’s Maintenance Center, 1401 Eastside Street, SE. The site is open every Saturday through November 21, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. We accept scrap metal, yard debris and traditional recyclables at the site. The site is open all holiday weekends.Recycle Non-Appliance and Clean Scrap MetalAre you cleaning out your barn or garden shed? Have any metal waste, such as tools, fencing, fenders, wheels, posts, tanks, wire, car parts or outdoor furniture? Bring them to Olympia’s Saturday Drop-off Site, where we accept clean, non-appliance scrap metal. There is no fee for scrap metal disposal. Please note the following:All plastic must be removed.No fluids or gasses of any kind. For safety reasons, an attendant will check that all units containing oil, hydraulics or transmission fluids, gasoline, other fuels or gasses, etc., have been properly drained or otherwise cleaned. See the web site listed below for more information.Sorry, no paint cans or batteries.No refrigerators, microwaves, television sets, washing machines or other appliances.Yard Debris and WasteOlympia residents may bring grass, garden clippings, prunings, brambles, brush, and branches. Wood is also acceptable as long as it is untreated and unpainted (nails are okay). Rates are assessed on load size and type of material, cash and check accepted. Customers are required to unload their own vehicles, so bring only what you can physically handle.Traditional RecyclablesDo you have extra recycling from a special clean out, a recent move, or simply more than your cart can hold? Olympia garbage customers can now bring their extra recyclables at no charge to the Saturday Drop-off Site:PaperCardboardAluminum and tin cansPlastic bottles, jugs, dairy tubsPlastic rigid flower potsPlastic bucketsGlass bottles and jarsVisit olympiawa.gov/satdropoff for additional information and resources. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0
The 2012-13 roster also features Kootenay products Adam Wheeldon (Nelson), Joren Johnson (Shoreacres) and Brenden Heinrich (Kimberley); Wheeldon and Johnson are two of the eight returnees from 2011-12 headlined by new captain Garrett McMullen and starting goaltender Lyndon Stanwood.Trail will begin the season with only five of the requisite six overage spots filled with forwards McMullen, Brent Baltus, Tyler Berkholtz, Merrimack commit Alex Holland and defenseman Djordje Leposavic.Berkholtz and Holland both spent last season in the BCHL on Vancouver Island while Leposavic returns to his home province after playing Junior “A” in North Bay, Ontario last year.All 56 regular-season games will be broadcast live on FastHockey pay-per-view as well as through the Smoke Eaters’ Ustream channel.To find out more information on broadcast options, visit www.trailsmokeeaters.com. The Trail Smoke Eaters kick off the 2012-13 B.C. Hockey League season with a host of local talent Saturday at the Save-On Foods BCHL Showcase in Chilliwack against the Cowichan Valley Capitals.The Smokies will have three Greater Trail products to start the season: 16 year-old forward Mitchell Foyle (Fruitvale) and 17 year-old forward Jake Lucchini (Trail) both join the Smokies from the major midget Kootenay Ice, while fellow 17 year-old Trail product Scott Davidson moves up from the Junior “B” Beaver Valley Nitehawks.