Denny Hamlin entered the Bluegreen Vacations 500 in need of a clutch performance to sneak his way into the Championship 4 field. He delivered in a big way, leading 143 laps en route to a victory at ISM Raceway outside Phoenix.Hamlin and Kyle Busch, the Joe Gibbs duo who finished 1-2 on Sunday, will join Kevin Harvick and Martin Truex Jr. in next week’s season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway. Ryan Blaney (third), Kyle Larson (fourth), Joey Logano (ninth) and Chase Elliott (39th) were the four drivers eliminated. 2:51 p.m.: Kyle Busch has yet to relinquish the lead after 12 laps and Hamlin has moved up to second (now 17 points off the cut line).2:47 p.m. Green flag.NASCAR championship standings 2019Pos.DriverPoints+/-1.Martin Truex Jr. (clinched)4,133-2.Kevin Harvick (clinched)4,113-3.Kyle Busch4,113+224.Joey Logano4,111+20Cut-off line5.Denny Hamlin4,091-206.Ryan Blaney4,088-237.Kyle Larson4,088-238.Chase Elliott4,033-78Here is the complete breakdown of clinching scenarios for Sunday’s race. MORE: Championship 4 info, driver thumbnailsIt appeared for the majority of the afternoon that Hamlin would cruise to the checkered flag. His No. 11 car pushed the lead to over 10 seconds and nipped a number of drivers off the lead lap in a dominating Stage 3.A late caution caused plenty of drama in the final laps, though. John Hunter Nemecheck, who finished 27th, went into the wall and brought out a yellow flag with just eight laps to go, erasing Hamlin’s comfortable lead. Hamlin was visibly upset when he noticed the flag come out, banging his hand against the steering wheel in frustration.In championship-like fashion, however, Hamlin responded. He held off challenges by both Busch and Ryan Blaney on a chaotic restart and captured the checkered flag three laps later.Sporting News tracked live race updates and lap-by-lap highlights from NASCAR’s Cup Series semifinal on Sunday.Bluegreen Vacations 500: 2019 winner, top-20 order of finishFinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps Led1Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (11)1432Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)703Ryan BlaneyPenske Racing (4)04Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)05Kevin HarvickStewart-Haas Racing (4)36Martin Truex Jr.Tommy Baldwin Racing (19)07Erik JonesJoe Gibbs Racing (20)08Clint BowyerStewart-Haas Racing (14)09Joey LoganoPenske Racing (22)9310Brad KeselowskiPenske Racing (2)311Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)412Paul MenardWood Brothers (21)013Matt DiBenedettoBK Racing (95)014Jimmie JohnsonHendrick Motorsports (48)015Daniel SuarezStewart-Haas Racing (41)016Chris BuescherJTG Daugherty (37)017William ByronHendrick Motorsports (24)018Ryan NewmanRoush Fenway Racing (6)019Ricky Stenhouse Jr.Roush Fenway Racing (17)020Ty DillonRichard Childress Racing (13)0NASCAR at Phoenix live race updates, highlights5:34 p.m.: CHECKERED FLAG. Hamlin wins. It will be Harvick, Truex, Hamlin and Kyle Busch in the Championship 4. Denny Hamlin WINS his way to the #Championship4!This winning moment at Phoenix is presented by @ToyotaRacing! pic.twitter.com/zKJwYvIFVz— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 10, 20195:32 p.m.: Green flag is back in the air as Hamlin and Blaney are 1-2, both in must-win situations.5:27 p.m.: CAUTION. John Hunter Nemecheck hits the wall and the yellow flag is out with just nine laps remaining. The flag negates Hamlin’s massive lead and they will have to line it up again. Hamlin needs to win to make the Championship 4. Leaders are in for a pit.5:22 p.m.: Hamlin’s lead remains steady over the rest of the field with 20 laps to go. 5:06 p.m.: The top three drivers remain unchanged after pits: Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Blaney.4:59 p.m.: The leaders are beginning to come in for pit stops under green flag with 67 laps remaining. Here come potentially #Championship4-deciding green flag pit stops!Don’t miss any of the action!📺: NBC📱: https://t.co/sYpRYwvSwz pic.twitter.com/6GiaO9yIgY— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 10, 20194:56 p.m.: Hamlin puts Logano a lap down on Lap 239. 4:53 p.m.: Hamlin’s lead over Kyle Busch is now 10 seconds. Logano has fallen to 12th and is the final car on the lead lap. 4:47 p.m.: Logano has slipped all the way to seventh. Hamlin, Kyle Busch and Ryan Blaney is the top three.4:40 p.m.: Hamlin’s lead is now over four seconds over Kyle Busch, who is three seconds ahead of Logano.4:31 p.m.: Kyle Busch is now battling Logano for the second position. Just a point between those two drivers separates the Champion 4 cut line.4:28 p.m.: Hamlin snags the lead from Logano on Lap 177. 4:26 p.m.: Logano, Hamlin and Kyle Busch lead the field back on the green flag.4:18 p.m.: CAUTION. Elliott goes hard into the wall after likely having a tire go down. That will end his 2019 championship hopes.It’s over for Chase Elliott.#NASCARPlayoffs // #Championship4 pic.twitter.com/LBxQfcyBxa— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 10, 20194:14 p.m.: Green flag.4:04 p.m.: Logano wins Stage 2.4:03 p.m.: Hamlin and Elliott are engaged in a multi-lap battle for second. Neither driver is gaining the upper edge.”SLIDE JOB!”@DaleJr calls Denny Hamlin’s pass on Chase Elliott for second place in Stage 2. Joey Logano wins. Watch the finish on @NBC! #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/Jq7NUfDMyK— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 10, 20193:55 p.m.: Elliott is closing in on Logano. His lead is now just half of a second.3:44 p.m.: Logano’s lead has ballooned to over three seconds now as we reach Lap 110. 3:38 p.m.: Elliott mentions on his team radio that he is having a power-steering issue. He still remains in second, 2.5 seconds behind Logano.”Have your power steering stuff ready. Something feels weird.”Cause for concern for the @Hendrick9Team of @ChaseElliott. #NASCARPlayoffs pic.twitter.com/TaEIWKtM5W— NASCAR on NBC (@NASCARonNBC) November 10, 20193:34 p.m.: Logano takes the lead with Elliott behind him in second.3:33 p.m.: Green flag is back out as Stage 2 is underway.3:25 p.m.: Hamlin wins Stage 1.Denny Hamlin wins Stage 1 and gets 10 stage points. Then it’s Chase Elliott, KyBusch, Joey Logano, Kyle Larson, Keselowski, Blaney, Byron, Harvick, KuBusch.— Jeff Gluck (@jeff_gluck) November 10, 20193:20 p.m.: Keselowski takes the green flag on the restart following the pit stops. Hamlin quickly surges to take over the top spot.3:18 p.m.: CAUTION. The first caution flag of the day is out on Lap 67 as Ricky Stenhouse makes contact with the wall in Turn 4. The leaders will come in to pit. The leaders hit pit road with a sprint to the end of Stage 1 on deck!Get to NBC to see which #NASCARPlayoffs drivers can get crucial stage points! pic.twitter.com/aXm94EcQfL— NASCAR (@NASCAR) November 10, 20193:09 p.m.: There are 22 cars on the lead lap as Busch remains in first through the first 50 laps. 2:58 p.m.: Busch’s lead over Hamlin is nearly 1.5 seconds as each of the eight playoff drivers are within the top 10.
De Jong acknowledged that they miss Luis Suarez: “It is obvious that he is one of the best in the world and we miss him. You have to work to do what he did among all, but he is one of the best in the world. “He also made self-criticism:” I don’t know, I hope you can see the best De Jong soon. In the last matches it could have been better. I think I’ve played something worse than before but the coaches and teammates are helping me a lot. “And finally, an optimistic message:” Of course you can win the Champions League. We have a great staff, we are working and we are confident that we can win it. “ Frenkie de Jong went through the Sports World gala this Monday and spoke for the RAC-1 microphones. The Dutchman revealed that the methods with Setién have changed. For now, without results. But with another philosophy: “Obviously, we are disappointed by the latest markers, but we are doing good workouts and the fruits will soon be seen. Fans don’t have to worry. We know that we can improve a lot. We are watching many videos to see what can be improved, so you don’t have to worry much. Each coach has his methods, but the philosophy at Barça is always the same. But it is true that some things have changed and are different because everyone has their vision of things, but it is normal. “
Shearer, in a column on the BBC, has asked for the same. “Many of these footballers earn a lot of money and should contribute, but I am sure that the vast majority are willing to help, if they have not already done so.“said the former striker for Blackburn Rovers and Newcastle United, among others.The Premier League proposed a universal 30% discount for all league players, a proposal that the PFA (Players Association) did not like, which advocates that each club negotiate individually with footballers.“Where will that money go? Will it harm the NHS (public health service) by reducing the taxes the government receives as the PFA says?” Asks Shearer. “From my personal experience, everyone will take sides, whatever the circumstances. I am sure that in the next few days we will see many players donating millions where necessary“Shearer indicated that many of them have done so, citing Marcus Rashford and David de Gea, as well as Jordan Henderson. “Just because you don’t read it on social media doesn’t mean there aren’t many others doing similar things,” added Shearer. Alan Shearer, the maximum historical scorer of the Premier League, has advocated leaving players to decide “what they want to do with their money”, supporting the statements of the German of Real Madrid Toni Kroos.The German assured in statements to SWR Sport radio that cutting your salary is a donation to the club or goes directly into a lost fund, urging that they let the footballers see how they can help with that money.
Never in the history of Jamaica’s football has a promoted team rose from the lower league to the summit of top-flight football in successive seasons.However, former winners Portmore United are hoping to rewrite the record book as they prepare to take on Humble Lion in the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) semi-finals, starting tomorrow, and coach Jeffrey Hewitt said it would be “special” to accomplish such a feat.Portmore were relegated from the Premier League in the 2013/2014 season, but after battling their way back to local football’s premier competition last year, no one expected the season the St Catherine side has delivered.They topped the preliminary standings on points to take the $1-million prize and Hewitt said winning the play-offs would be the added bonus.”Definitely, it would be something special (to come straight up and win the league), but our objective is not really based on that. Our intention is to make sure we are champions of the league, but that (coming up and winning) would definitely add to it,” he said.Hewitt said that prior to the start of the season, they were confident of doing well on their return, however, as the team performed above expectations, he said their objectives also changed.EXPECTATIONS SURPASSED”We surpassed it (expectation) and our objectives changed along the way. Coming into the season, we played some practise games against Premier League teams and, based on what we saw, we knew, for a fact, we were going to finish high up the table, but as the season progressed, we realised we could push further and we kept pushing and, hopefully, at the end of the season, we will be on top.”We have been putting in a lot of work, and it’s definitely about the backroom staff. We have been working very hard with this team and credit must go to (technical) director (Andre) Waugh who set the programme. He knows what he’s about and what he wants and the guys have fallen in line and as it is we are getting there,” he continued.To achieve this dream, Portmore must first get by arch-rivals Humble Lion in their two-leg semi-final and Hewitt claim things are looking good for them as they head into tomorrow’s first-leg clash at Effortville.”Finishing on top of the league ahead of Arnett Gardens, Montego Bay is a good feeling. We are really proud of what we have achieves so far and our ambition is to go all the way. The job is not yet done, we just have to keep on working, as our focus is on getting through these two semi-final games and try to advance to the final.
He referenced a conversation with fantasy novelist George R.R. Martin, whose books are the basis for “Game of Thrones,” in explaining his coaching philosophy. He said he asked Martin why the parents of his heroes always had to die. Martin’s response: “They either have to die or be a part of the problem.”“It’s a terrible analogy, but bear with me,” Bryant said. “As parents of young athletes and coaches, if we are constantly providing the answer for them, they will not be able to problem-solve on their own. Give them the tools to go out and finish.”The daylong event at the Newseum spotlighted persistent problems in American youth sports: Athletes specialize in a single sport too early, which can lead to burnout and hinder the development of diverse athletic skills; and organized sports can be inaccessible to low-income Americans because families have to pay for their kids to play.By contrast, speakers at Tuesday’s forums included the former head of the Norwegian Olympic Committee and a top official with the French soccer federation, both of whom emphasized the importance of government funding that breaks down barriers to participation.“It’s a right for all children and all youth in Norway to take part in sport,” said Inge Andersen, the Norwegian official. “It’s more or less free to participate in sport from when you are a little kid.”ADVERTISEMENT Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title LATEST STORIES Butler to join Wolves in opener at Spurs, despite asking out Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Bryant was the headliner for the Aspen Institute’s annual summit on youth sports. The gathering was meant to foster discussion about how to improve youth sports in America and share data about participation rates, the health and development of child athletes and other trends.Bryant said he was fortunate to have played for coaches who encourage players’ creativity rather than taking an autocratic approach.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back Chriss“For adults, it’s important for us to get out of the way. Sometimes the most important thing to do is to just observe,” Bryant said. “You just watch and then you can guide.”Bryant’s partnership with the Aspen Institute, a nonprofit that seeks to address global problems through gatherings of experts and intellectuals, is a natural outgrowth of his diverse post-basketball interests, which include filmmaking and a series of novels. Earlier this year he won an Oscar for “Dear Basketball,” an animated short film based on the open letter he wrote to announce his retirement from the NBA. Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil MOST READ Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Former NBA basketball all-star Kobe Bryant reacts as he moderates a panel about youth sports during the Aspen Institute’s Project Play Summit, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 2018 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)WASHINGTON — Call him Coach Kobe.Kobe Bryant sounded just as passionate about coaching his daughter’s middle-school basketball team as he was about playing for the Los Angeles Lakers under Phil Jackson as he held court about his coaching philosophies and the state of youth sports on Tuesday.ADVERTISEMENT It’s hard to argue with the recent results in those two countries: Norway, a nation of 5 million, led the world with 39 medals at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics; and France won the World Cup while the United States, with more than four times the population, failed to qualify.Bryant, too, was exposed to the European model of youth sports while spending much of his childhood in Italy. He said playing soccer helped him develop a better understanding of basketball’s complexities because it showed him how ball movement between two players can open an opportunity for a third.Before he shared his thoughts on coaching, Bryant also hosted a panel with young athletes in which he asked them what they’ve learned from sports and how they cope with setbacks, including losses or injuries.For coaches, he said a hands-off approach can have unexpected benefits.“Sports has become very structured, which is also concerning,” he said. “We don’t have time to bring that imagination out. It’s a really big concern. In practice at least once a week, the first 20 minutes of practice, I have just imagination play.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal
0Shares0000Brazilian superstar Neymar out of action until at least May 17 © AFP / Nelson ALMEIDASAO PAULO, Brazil, Apr 17 – Brazilian superstar Neymar said Tuesday that he won’t be back playing at least until the second half of May, when he is scheduled to have his final medical exam following foot surgery.“There isn’t an exact date yet. I have the last exam, if I’m not mistaken, I’m not sure, on May 17,” the Paris Saint-Germain and Brazil forward told a press conference in Sao Paulo. “I’ll be cleared to play. Then I’ll see, it depends on how things develop, it depends on my next exams…. It has not been decided,” he said.The timing leaves the world’s most expensive footballer in a tight race to feature again for PSG with the freshly crowned French champion’s season ending on May 19 with a game against Caen.However, his prospects for starring in Brazil’s much fancied side at the World Cup in Russia, which runs from June 14 to July 15, look much better. Brazil open their campaign on June 17 against Switzerland in Rostov.“I hope I won’t watch the World Cup on TV,” Neymar joked, calling the tournament a “dream”.“I will have enough time to prepare,” he said at the press conference, where he walked with crutches and his foot immobilized in a medical boot. “It’s evolving well.”With the enforced rest period Neymar added, “I will arrive better than I was before.”Neymar, 26, broke a bone in his right foot on February 25 in a Ligue 1 game against Marseille, before returning to his home country for surgery and rehabilitation.Brazil’s national team doctor Rodrigo Lasmar, performed surgery on March 3 and then estimated that Neymar would be out for “two-and-a-half to three months”.In his absence, PSG were knocked out of the Champions League by Real Madrid in the last 16 in March.Brazil will also face Costa Rica and Serbia in their group, as they target winning a sixth World Cup, four years after the nightmare of their 7-1 loss to Germany in the semi-finals on home soil in 2014.For now, Neymar said he spends much of his time playing poker, his “favorite pastime,” and “playing video games and going on the computer”.Not that he enjoys the couch potato experience much.“There are doubts, of course. I feel them too. But it’s normal for a guy who ended up injured. This was the first surgery in my career,” he said. “It’s really hard seeing my team score and becoming champions without me being with them.”“Still, I am more rested,” he said. “We have to look on the bright side.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
A young Donegal Town student has scooped a major award for her short film in a competition organised in conjunction with The Gathering.Bebhinn Naughton’s short film Hearts Like Mountains, blew away judges in Dublin this week.The film was presented with the Best Short Film Award on the night. Students had been asked to do a short promotional video about their area to appeal to people coming to visit.Bebhinn pulled out all the stops and had a number of well-knwon faces in her video including GAA star Karl Lacey and personality Noel Cunningham.Bebhinn, a student at the Abbey Vocational School, was accompanied to Dublin by her parents and brother. BEBHINN’S SHORT FILM WINS TOP AWARD AT GATHERING FUNCTION was last modified: March 23rd, 2013 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:Bebhinn NaughtonfilmThe Gathering
The Falcarragh Parkrun will hold its Annual Big Breakfast this Saturday the 15th of July at Ballyconnell. A spokesperson says “We would like to invite all our community and all our visitors to this event. If you use the paths in Ballyconnell during the week and would like to show your appreciation for the work that has been done, come along this Saturday.“This year our 5k Run and Walk has been included in the Falcarragh Festival programme. “We would like to wish the Festival every success and thank them for including the Parkrun in their programme.”Falcarragh Parkrun to host annual big breakfast on Saturday was last modified: July 9th, 2017 by Elaine McCalligShare 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:Ballyconnellbig breakfastfalcarragh parkrun
Following on from the success of the Active Donegal 2012 with over 250 events it’s now time to once again celebrate all that is positive about sport.All of Donegal are most welcome to take part in the biggest sporting participation programme of the calendar year.In 2012 approximately 5,000 people of all ages and abilities walked, jogged, swam, cycled, played games, rowed, sailed, canoed, pushed, pulled, rolled, jumped, skipped, and fished during June 2012 Active Donegal month – Just Try It! We want to surpass last years Active Donegal month with more events, more challenges to allow more people to take part in sport and physical activity and get the benefits of the Just Try It campaign.Through the Active Donegal Campaign during the month of June 2013 we want the people of Donegal to ‘Just Try It’ , come out and take part in some type of physical event in your community either in one of our organised community or sports events or as a group of friends going for a walk or cycle .The campaign is for everyone and will also be an opportunity for local communities and sports clubs to highlight and promote their own sports and clubs to the general public which could be a useful platform for getting additional volunteers.The launch of the programme on June 2nd next, will also coincide with launch of our new website www.activedonegal.com which we know will also be a valuable support to promoting our campaign. We would encourage all agencies to send a representative and to take their organisation pull up sign as we want the launch to reflect a multiagency approach. DONEGAL ENCOURAGED TO GET ACTIVE IN JUNE! was last modified: April 25th, 2013 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:Active Donegal
THE quarter-final draw of the RTÉ Raidió na Gaeltachta Senior Football Championship will feature a re-run of last year’s final with holders St Eunan’s drawn to play Glenswilly in the last eight.Kilcar take on Four Masters, favourites St Michael’s will play Malin and Naomh Conaill will take on Termon.Quarter Finals of the SFC Kilcar v Four MastersSt Michael’s v MalinGlenswilly v St Eunan’sNaomh Conaill v Termon The relegation play-offsKillybegs v Sean MacCumhaill’sArdara v CloughaneelyReservesArdara v Naomh Muire Glenswilly v St Eunan’sSt Michael’s v Four MastersKilcar v Gaoth DobhairIntermediate Football Championship Gaeil Fhanáda v Naomh ColumbaBundoran v Naomh BrídAodh Ruadh v MilfordCarn v Naomh ColmcilleAll the games will be played on Saturday September 12 and Sunday September 13.CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW: HOLDERS EUNAN’S GET GLENSWILLY IN LAST EIGHT was last modified: August 31st, 2015 by John2Share 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:Aodh RuadhCarndonaghchampionship drawdonegalMalinMilfordN ConaillN MuireNAOMH COLUMBASFCSt EunansSt MichaelsTermon