Super Nationals under rain delay

first_imgBOONE, Iowa (Sept. 4) – Tonight’s IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s program at Boone Speedway is under rain delay.A decision on continuing Hobby Stock and Northern SportMod qualifying and the Sport Compact program will be announced at 10 p.m.Regardless of the decision, all Hobby Stocks and SportMods will be required to vacate the pit area this evening.last_img

Ramsey: We must restore lost pride

first_img Press Association The Hoops host Newcastle at Loftus Road with last Sunday’s 6-0 drubbing by Manchester City – the result that confirmed their drop into the Sky Bet Championship – still fresh in the mind. Ramsey has revealed he will not take the opportunity to give young players experience on Saturday, instead looking to restore credibility to his team. The Magpies know victory could be enough to prevent them from following the Londoners through the trapdoor, but equally aware that anything less might leave them in desperate trouble with only West Ham’s visit to St James’ Park next weekend to come. Carver’s men at least stopped the rot last Saturday, when a 1-1 draw with West Brom on Tyneside ended a run of eight successive defeats – a sequence of results which has proved hugely testing for all concerned. Asked what he had learned in recent weeks, the 50-year-old said: “The last four or five months, I’ve learned an awful lot, and that’s what it’s all about. The fact I’ve been given the time to learn from different situations, I think it’s very important . “The one thing is, I’m looking forward to this weekend because there’s a huge challenge in front of us, there’s a bit of pressure on us and we have to be able to embrace that pressure and deal with the challenge ahead of us. “When we come out the other end of it – and hopefully we’ll be at the right end of it – then I will definitely, without a shadow of a doubt, be a stronger and better person for it.” Such is the delicacy of the situation at St James’ that the club have cancelled next week’s end-of-season awards dinner, feeling it was inappropriate to hold a celebration with Premier League status still unsecured. However, on the pitch, there has been a lift in the collective mood on the back of a better result and, perhaps more importantly, a much improved performance against the Baggies. Carver said: “The spirit has been good – it’s been upbeat. But we are not taking our eye off the ball because we haven’t done a job yet. There’s a huge job in front of us, starting with Saturday and then the following Sunday, so we need to stay focused.” Full-back Daryl Janmaat returns to the squad after serving a one-match ban, while striker Papiss Cisse and midfielder Rolando Aarons are also available after stepping up their respective bids for full match fitness during the past week. QPR manager Chris Ramsey insists pride will be at stake when his relegated team enter their penultimate Barclays Premiers League fixture of the season. “Whatever happens, we have to first of all try to redress the performance of last week and make sure our home fans see that was just a blip,” he said. “Secondly, we have to ensure the integrity of Premier League, taking into consideration the teams fighting at the bottom of the league and do our bit to make sure everyone has a fair crack at staying up. “We have to take pride in ourselves in front of our home fans, so there is an obligation to play with maximum energy. I’m preparing myself for a win. “We’ll be doing our best to win the game and will pick our strongest available team.” QPR face Leicester eight days after meeting Newcastle, ensuring they will have a meaningful say in who joins themselves and Burnley in the second tier next term. “Other teams who might go down have all been pulling off surprise results here and there. I think it’s going to be another tight one. I wish we were still in the battle,” Ramsey said. “The fact we are playing two teams who are struggling means we will have a lot to say in what happens. Everyone knows we’ll be doing our best to keep everything fair.” Newcastle head coach John Carver has challenged his players to embrace the pressure of having to dig themselves out of a hole. last_img read more

Week 13 DraftKings Picks: Best lineup stacks for NFL DFS tournaments, cash games

first_imgWeek 13 might be the best NFL DFS slate that we’ve seen thus far this season. We are done with bye weeks, and after a few slates that lacked the top-end offenses, we have the Chiefs, Rams, Panthers, Buccaneers, Colts, Packers, and Patriots offense all in play this week in plus matchups, so you know there will be plenty of stacking opportunities for daily fantasy football contests.There are a number of running backs who are in excellent spots this week and in my opinion, virtually all of the high-volume backs are underpriced on DraftKings. Strap-in, this is going to be a good one. MORE ROTOQL: Week 13 DFS values | DFS Lineup Builder | DFS Strategy 101The Week 12 DraftKings Perfect Lineup Review only featured one stack, and it was the rare WR-WR variety. That’s the exception, not the rule. Almost every week we see a QB-pass catcher(s) stack or onslaught, and chances are we’ll see one this week. Figuring out which one will be the most profitable is where RotoQL’s DFS tools can help. With floor and ceiling projections, correlations, value ratings, and Vegas lines, building winning lineups has never been easier.If you’re looking for more great NFL, NBA, PGA, and MLB DFS content, check me out on Twitter (@DFSBenj), where I’m always answering daily fantasy questions and providing more DFS analysis.Week 12 Rankings:Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End | D/ST  | KickerWeek 13 NFL DFS Strategy: Top DraftKings stacks for cash games*Screenshots are from RotoQL web app            QB Jameis Winston and WR Adam Humphries, Buccaneers vs. PanthersThe first place I’m looking to start in cash games this week is a with a cheap wide receiver to provide the salary relief that we’ll need for the high-end running backs that are going to take priority. Lions WR Bruce Ellington makes a lot of sense at $3,500 on DraftKings, but I slightly favor Humphries, who has been the Bucs second-best wide receiver behind Mike Evans this season. Humphries has been a model of consistency for Tampa over the past eight weeks, posting a plus/minus of plus-6.1 with zero ‘dud’ games during that time frame.Winston looks to finally be reestablishing himself as the starter for the Bucs after another solid start last week in their win over the 49ers. Winston has been excellent for fantasy purposes this season and has such a high floor given the amount of passing volume that he is forced into every week. Winston has a great matchup against the Panthers, who rank 27th DvP against quarterbacks, in a game that has the highest total on the slate at 56 points.​WEEK 13 DFS CASH LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsQB Cam Newton and RB Christian McCaffrey, Panthers @ BuccaneersThe Newton-to-McCaffrey money train rolled on last week and peaked with a 85 fantasy point showing against the Seahawks. I’m looking to go right back to the combination again this week in an even better matchup against the defensively inept Buccaneers. McCaffrey had one of the best games that we’ve seen out of any player this season last week, going over 100 rushing and receiving yards a nd adding two touchdowns. Going back a few more weeks, we can see that McCaffrey has been the best running back in DFS, posting a plus/minus of plus-15.7 and averaging an absurd 32.2 fantasy points per game. McCaffrey’s price has risen to $8,800 on DraftKings, but that is still way too cheap given his usage in the passing game and increased red-zone role. I would gladly pay upwards of $9,500 for CMC in the spot.As for Cam, he continues to be excellent for the Panthers this season and has been one of the most consistent quarterbacks in the league. Newton has posted zero ‘dud’ games this season with a 73-percent consistency rating. The only concern here is Newton has somewhat struggled against Tampa Bay, posting a plus/minus of minus-3.6 over their last three matchups.RB Todd Gurley and WR Brandin Cooks, Rams @ LionsPairing a RB and WR together isn’t a strategy that you want to lean on heavily in tournaments given they typically have a negative correlation, but for cash games it’s a perfectly fine strategy where you don’t need the highest of high ceilings. The Rams have been a team that I’ve looked to stack up Gurley with one of their wideouts all year long. Doing this with an offense that has such a condensed offense gives you an excellent floor while still giving you the high end upside that you might need given how expensive the stack is.Gurley has had a down couple of games but is in a perfect get-right spot this week coming off the Rams bye week against the Lions. Gurley has been automatic on the road this season, posting a plus/minus of plus-9.1. For the wide receiver pairing you can realistically look to any of the Rams top three pass catchers, but for me, I like Cooks, whose price has yet to fully adjust to his expanded role in the offense following the loss of Cooper Kupp. Cooks is averaging 10 targets per game over the past four games and has gone over 100 yards receiving in three straight. His matchup against the Lions secondary might also be the best on the slate, as they have allowed the most fantasy points to wide receivers over the past three weeks.WEEK 13 DFS GPP LINEUPS: Yahoo | FanDuel | DraftKingsWeek 13 DraftKings Picks: Best stacks for daily fantasy football GPPs/tournamentsQB Patrick Mahomes,  RB Spencer Ware, and WR Tyreek Hill, Chiefs @ RaidersKicking off the top tournament stacks of the week is the Chiefs onslaught of Mahomes, , Spencer, and Hill. Sure, I and everyone else  would love to get all of these guys into a cash lineup, but their collective price is more restrictive this week than it has been previously in a perfect matchup against the Raiders. The combined price tag of $24,500 will take up almost half of your salary cap on DraftKings, but it’s hard to say that the trio isn’t worth it given their insane 120-plus fantasy point upside. it’s hard to ignore just how much upside Hill has in this spot. Hill has been incredible on the road over the past two years, and at some point you can no longer dismiss these stats as variance. Hill has a plus/minus of plus-11.1 with a 71-percent consistency rating on the road — numbers which plument to a plus/minus of minus-1.4 with a 36-percent consistency rating at home. With Hunt unlikely to play because of a domestic violence incident, Ware will be a super-chalky RB at his rock-bottom price.QB Matthew Stafford, WR Bruce Ellington, and WR Kenny Golladay, Lions vs. RamsWhile the Rams offense is likely to be one of the more popular team stacks on the slate, a nice way to get leverage is taking the opposite side of the matchup and loading up on the Lions passing game. Detroit comes into this matchup as huge 9.5-point home underdogs, and it’s very likely that Detroit will be forced to pass early and often to attempt to keep up with LA. The Lions offense has become one of the more condensed target shares in the league following the trade of Golden Tate and injury to Marvin Jones. Kenny Golladay is one of the safest bets to see eight-plus targets, and it wouldn’t be surprising to see him break into that 13-14 target range given the likely game script. Ellington has taken over the Golden Tate role in the offense and is one of the best values on the slate at $3,500 on DraftKings. Ellington is likely to be a popular option, but he should see six-plus targets with upside for more.There’s plenty of strategy that goes into putting together a winning DFS lineup, and the best place to start is RotoQL’s DFS tools. Our RotoQL’s Lineup Optimizer is a massive advantage when you’re building lineups, regardless of contest size or site.last_img read more

Wellington Police Notes: Monday, January 12, 2015

first_imgWellington Police notes for Monday, January 12, 2015:•3:10 a.m. Officers took a report of a citizens assist known subject in the 100 block N. High, Wellington.•3:15 p.m. Injury accident at Gardner and Woodsway, Wellington involving vehicles operated by Misty D. Skaggs, 37, Wellington and Theresa Shapley, 44, Wellington.•Chelsea A. Moore, 18, Wellington was served a summons to appear for dog at large.•8:40 p.m. Stacy J. Bright, 45, Wellington was issued a notice to appear for illegal registration.last_img

Adam Wainwright back for another year of ‘Was this your final start for the Cardinals?’ questions

first_img“I didn’t feel like today was my last day. I feel like this team’s going to get me back home and give me a chance to hopefully close it out.”The Nationals, of course, wrapped up the NLCS at home. Wainwright didn’t have a chance to close out the series at home, but with Tuesday’s news, it’s clear that wasn’t his last start for the Cardinals. MORE: Six logical landing spots for Madison BumgarnerIt’s a move that makes a lot of sense for both sides. Wainwright is clearly a fan favorite; his legacy began as a rookie reliever in 2006, when his ninth-inning dominance in the postseason helped the Cardinals to a surprising World Series title, the 10th in franchise history, and continued through four seasons with top-three Cy Young finishes and a stellar October track record — 2.81 ERA in 105 2/3 career playoff innings. And he was solidly reliable in 2019, too. In his Age 37 season, Wainwright made 31 starts, was second in the rotation with 8.0 strikeouts per nine innings and posted a 4.19 ERA, with a 4.36 FIP. He’s not a top-of-the-rotation guy at this point in his career, but those are numbers any team would welcome from a fourth starter. Especially if that fourth starter is a solid clubhouse presence, a fan favorite and a pillar in the community. Just for fun, though, let’s look at how Wainwright dealt with those “do you think your time with the Cardinals is done?” questions. In his final regular-season start, on Sept. 28, the Cardinals had a chance to possibly clinch the division title against the Cubs. Wainwright wasn’t good, to say the least. He didn’t survive the fifth inning, allowing six runs on 12 hits in a game the Cardinals lost 8-6. “I couldn’t be more disappointed in me,” Wainwright said. “I feel good, but my front side’s flying open. I’ve got to keep that closed way longer to keep me on target. That’s why my breaking ball’s hanging and my fastball’s up a little bit. I’m trying to correct it mid-game, but having a hard time doing it.”Did he think it was his final start?“Yeah, that’s not my last start. But it doesn’t make it any easier for me. It really ticks me off, actually. I really hate not coming through for the team. Everybody believed in me to go out there and deliver a good game, and I didn’t do it.”Wainwright started Game 3 of the NLDS against the Braves. He was brilliant this time, striking out eight and allowing just four hits in 7 2/3 shutout innings. The ovation when he left the mound at Busch Stadium was intense. “The crowd made me feel pretty good, walking off the mound today,” Wainwright said. “That was a cool time of mutual respect out there. I was loving every minute of that game. That’s one of the most fun games I’ve ever pitched, against a great lineup, in a great atmosphere at home.”The Cardinals lost that one, too, though. Closer Carlos Martinez gave up three runs with two outs in the ninth inning and the Braves pulled off the stunning 3-2 win. That gave Atlanta a 2-1 advantage in the best-of-five series. Did he think it was his final start?“I never once felt like today was it. Either we’ve got more games to win, or I’ve got more games to pitch.” The Cardinals, as you know, rallied to win Games 4 and 5 to advance to the NLCS. Wainwright took the ball for Game 2 of the NLCS against the Nationals, again at home. He was again brilliant, allowing just one solo home run into the eighth inning. This time, though, he didn’t make the necessary pitch, and Adam Eaton’s double scored two to put the Nationals up 3-0. In his 7 1/3 innings, he struck out 11 — his October career high — and didn’t look like a pitcher who was planning to retire after the season. “I feel as good or better right now than I have in, I can’t even remember how long,” he said. Did he think it was his final start? If the Cardinals wanted to find a way to fund Adam Wainwright’s return to the rotation for the 2020 season, they should have charged television reporters $10 every time they asked the veteran right-hander whether he thought he’d just made his final start in the only big league uniform he’s worn in his outstanding 15-season career. Turns out, a franchise that has drawn more than 3 million fans in 21 of the past 22 seasons didn’t have to pass the hat through the press box — even though a player who’s honest and insightful with his interviews is worth his weight in journalistic gold — and the Cardinals and Wainwright agreed to a one-year deal that will keep the 38-year-old starter in the family for at least one more year. Terms were not disclosed, per team policy, though the number will be reported soon. last_img read more