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Trojans fall to UCSB in extra innings

Trojans fall to UCSB in extra innings

first_imgIn a season full of walk-off victories for USC baseball, the Trojans (20-15) couldn’t get that elusive game-winning hit against UC Santa Barbara. And that wasn’t the worst of it.USC blew a three-run ninth-inning lead against the Gauchos (18-17), then gave up a game-winning single in the 12th.After retiring the first two hitters of the inning, junior pitcher Matt Munson gave up a single, a hit batsman and finally the eventual game-winning single to Gaucho infielder Peter Maris, just the second RBI of Maris’ career.So close · Sophomore second baseman James Roberts had two hits against the Gauchos. Unfortunately, it was not enough to secure a win. – Adrian Hoffman | Daily TrojanThe Trojans put up a four-spot in the sixth to take a 4-1 lead, and took that lead into the ninth.But senior closing pitcher Martin Viramontes gave up three consecutive singles to lead off the ninth to make it 4-2. With runners at the corners, the Gauchos attempted a sacrifice bunt.The bunt was popped up and caught by Viramontes, but his throw to first in an attempt to double-off the runner was wild, allowing that runner to move to second and the runner on third to score.Freshman Wyatt Strahan was brought into the game with one out and the tying run at second, and gave up a game-tying single to the first hitter he faced, forcing extra innings.The Gaucho rally squandered a tremendous outing by Andrew Triggs.After giving up back-to-back singles to lead off the game, yielding one first-inning run, the senior ace retired 19 of the last 21 Gaucho hitters he faced, including 11 straight from the third through the sixth inning.Triggs’ final line was impressive as usual: one run on three hits over seven innings, with one walk to four strikeouts.Usually the Trojans’ Friday night ace, Triggs was able to get four full days of rest following his start in Tempe, Ariz.The Trojans have this coming weekend off, so Triggs will not be slated to start again until the following Friday.It looked for a while like Triggs, plagued all season by a lack of run support, would be the recipient of another weak offensive showing.Save for a 15-run outburst against Washington State at the end of March, the Trojans had scored a combined five runs over Triggs’ last four starts.But junior shortstop Adam Landecker led off the sixth with a walk.Senior first baseman Matt Foat followed that up with an infield single, and both runners advanced 90 feet when the throw to first was wild, the first of three Gaucho errors in the inning.Landecker scored on an RBI-single to tie the game and Foat scored on the second error of the inning — a passed ball — to give the Trojans the lead, 2-1.With the bases loaded and two down, a groundball to the second baseman led to the Gauchos’ third error of the inning, scoring two and giving USC a 4-1 lead.But apart from that four-run outburst, the Trojan offense did not put up much of a fight throughout the rest of the game. USC only managed to put two runners on base in the fourth, ninth and 11th innings, and they hit into a double play in all three.This one will sit with the Trojans for a while, and not just because of the nature of the loss.They have almost a full week off before returning to action at Dedeaux Field on Tuesday at 6 p.m. against Long Beach State.last_img read more

Former USC football player files lawsuit against university

Former USC football player files lawsuit against university

first_imgDaily Trojan file photoFormer USC linebacker Morgan Breslin is suing his alma mater for breach of contract, negligence and fraud by intentional misrepresentation, alleging that school representatives misguided him into purchasing a disability insurance policy that he was later unable to claim following an injury that would eventually end his career.Breslin, who played for the Trojans in 2012 and 2013, filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court on Aug. 28. He is seeking unspecified damages.The suit claims that Breslin, 24, purchased “a total and permanent disability insurance policy that, in theory, protected him in the event he was unable to play in the NFL due to an injury sustained while playing for USC.” Breslin ultimately purchased the policy from Amtrust at Lloyd’s, part of Amtrust, a multinational property and casualty insurance company, “based upon the advice and representations of USC.”The claim states that “USC directed Breslin in every step related to the policy” and purportedly breached its contract with Breslin by “failing to manage plaintiff Breslin’s relationship with Amtrust on Breslin’s behalf.”After “Breslin was unable to play football and was rendered totally and permanently disabled as defined by the policy,” he made a claim under the policy in May of 2014 that was denied in December of the same year, according to the suit.Following the denial, Amtrust filed a separate lawsuit in the state of New Jersey seeking to have Breslin’s policy “declared void,” citing “that the application, which Breslin completed with USC’s assistance, and the medical information that USC provided directly to the underwriter, contained material omission and misstatements.”Prior to the 2013-2014 season, Breslin was designated as an Exceptional Student-Athlete by the NCAA, a program that offers incentives to student-athletes to stay in school, complete their degrees and play another year by giving student-athletes the opportunity to purchase disability insurance.The suit reads that Breslin and USC had reached a contractual agreement wherein USC promised to “manage Plaintiff Breslin’s relationship with Amtrust on Breslin’s behalf” in return for Breslin’s promise to “forgo the NFL draft and remain at USC and play football.”Under this same contract, USC purportedly agreed to “pay for all medical costs incurred by Breslin” while at USC. According to the lawsuit, USC’s breach of this aforementioned contract is the primary reason for Breslin’s decision to seek unspecified damages.The suit also alleges that USC interfered with Breslin’s right to receive benefits from the insurance by controlling the flow of information between him and Amtrust.Breslin, who recorded 13 sacks and 19.5 tackles for loss in 2012, sustained a hip injury that took place in a 62-41 loss to Arizona State in September 2013 — the same game that ended up resulting in the dismissal of head coach Lane Kiffin on the tarmac of Los Angeles International Airport.A couple weeks after his injury, Ed Orgeron, who was the interim head coach at the time, went on to say that Breslin was one of his favorite players to coach during the course his career.After Breslin went undrafted in the 2014 NFL draft, he had a brief stint with the San Francisco 49ers as a free agent, but did not make the team’s roster.Breslin and attorneys were unavailable for comment regarding the suit. The University said it does not comment on pending litigation.last_img read more

Former stars visit as USC football prepares for scrimmage

Former stars visit as USC football prepares for scrimmage

first_imgJust one day after scouts from across the NFL flocked to USC’s campus for Pro Day, the football team returned to Howard-Jones Field on Thursday for its fifth spring ball workout this offseason. With just over three weeks remaining until its spring game, USC continued its preparation for the 2017 season on Thursday. Continuity a strength on defenseHead coach Clay Helton received high praise from his coaches and players for his ability to keep nearly all of his coaching staff from last season’s Rose Bowl-winning team intact over the offseason. The 2017 Trojan coaching staff features only one newcomer: former Indiana running backs coach Deland McCullough. McCullough is replacing Tommie Robinson, who departed from USC in the offseason to coach at LSU. “[Keeping the same coaching staff] really helps us,” defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast said. “We obviously still have lots to do this spring, but keeping that continuity does help.”A USC defense which held seven opponents to their season-low in points in 2016 has had the opportunity to further develop under Pendergast’s schemes. An offseason to study a familiar defensive playbook is helping players grasp concepts and trends from coaches. “It’s real helpful having the same playbook and the same schemes coming into this spring,” redshirt sophomore linebacker John Houston Jr. said. “It’s helped me a lot to know some of the schemes. I feel like I’m ready to just go full speed.” Redshirts showing promiseWith Michael Hutchings graduating, Houston — who sat out the entirety of last season — has now been taking first-team reps this spring. Houston is considered a frontrunner for the starting inside linebacker position for the Trojans.“[Houston] is doing a great job,” Helton said. “He’s always had the athleticism and the ability to track and get to the ball extremely quickly. He’s not done, and he’s not a finished product right now. But we are happy with where he currently is.”USC’s defense also suffered a loss in the secondary this offseason, as former safety Leon McQuay III — who made the pivotal interception in January’s Rose Bowl — graduated. McQuay’s departure has opened the door for redshirt freshman safety Jamel Cook to garner some playing time in the secondary this season.Cook’s 6-foot-3-inch, 195-pound physical frame has impressed many observing USC’s spring workouts. On several occasions through spring workouts, Cook has made some heavy hits on ball carriers, grabbing the attention of the media, teammates and coaches.“[Cook’s] had flashes of real brilliance,” Helton said. “You’ve seen the explosiveness and physical nature that he brings. His length really makes things hard for smaller receivers.” Scrimmage LoomingThis Saturday, the team will be participating in an intersquad scrimmage at Howard-Jones Field. The scrimmage will feature “live-tackling” among the players, Helton confirmed. A large portion of Thursday’s practice was devoted to installing play-calling systems in preparation for the upcoming scrimmage this weekend. Forecasts show that there is a slight chance of rain Saturday morning, when the scrimmage would be taking place. Star PowerSeveral famous faces and figures in the USC community made their way to Howard-Jones Field Thursday to watch the Trojans practice. Former USC Heisman-winning quarterback and NFL Pro-Bowler Carson Palmer and former All-Pac-10 USC defensive end Lawrence Jackson were in attendance.Just one day after participating in Pro Day workouts, former USC receivers Juju Smith-Schuster and De’Quan Hampton were also present on Thursday. On Wednesday, former USC head coach and current Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll attended USC Pro Day on Cromwell Field. Carroll and Helton had the opportunity to chat during the workout. “Anytime you get to be around someone who is a great coach [in] Carroll, you try to get things from them, and I did,” Helton said. “I really appreciate him. He’s been great to me ever since I got the job here.”last_img read more

Guyana’s Government to Adopt New Measures to Deal with COVID-19

Guyana’s Government to Adopt New Measures to Deal with COVID-19

first_imgGEORGETOWN, Guyana – President Dr. Irfaan Ali and Health Minister, Dr, Frank Anthony have held talks with minor opposition political parties as the country recorded 14 new cases of the coronavirus (COVID-19) bringing the total of 568. President Ali, speaking at his inauguration over the last weekend, said his administration is creating a COVID-19 Response Unit comprising of policymakers, represented by the Prime Minister and the Minister of Health, and regional, international partners such as CARICOM, the Pan American Health Organisation (PAHO), and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The Unit resulted from a rapid assessment. It will be guided by a collaborative policy to address medical responses and to create a COVID-19 impact socio-economic plan for the people, Ali said, noting that the COVID-19 pandemic has already claimed too many lives. “To, date 189 persons have recuperated from COVID-related illnesses while 22 have succumbed. In total 5,280 persons have been tested for the virus. A government statement said that the meeting on Sunday was “to discuss interests and concerns as the government sets out to revamp the nation’s response to the disease”. He said the new approach seeks to provide a more technical and people-centred approach to combatting the onset of the disease in Guyana. Anthony had recently announced that the new administration, which came to office last week, is actively working towards restructuring the response to COVID-19 on all fronts with a more holistic approach. Meanwhile, the government says it is in the process of securing an initial sum of GUY$4.5 billion (One Guyana dollar=US$0.004 cents) as an emergency response to help households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health, seven men and seven women are among the new cases and that there are 357 active cases in institutional isolation at various facilities across Guyana; 47 persons in institutional quarantine and four patients housed in the COVID-19 ICU. “Citizens are reminded to continue practising social distancing in the workplace, public spaces, and while using public transportation to reduce the spread of the coronavirus disease. They are also reminded to practise frequent hand washing/sanitising and always wear a face mask if they must go out.” CMClast_img read more

NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program Teaches Locals to Say No to Plastic

NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program Teaches Locals to Say No to Plastic

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisA special presentation will be performed during the final Shipwreck Alley Roller Derby Bout, kids from the NEMIGLESI Network, Plastics F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program, will bring awareness to attendees on the dangers of plastic in Lake Huron.The time has come for the final Shipwreck Alley Roller Derby Bout. The Ship-Faced Seagals and the 45th Paralyzers will be facing off this Friday at Northern Lights Arena.Kids involved in the Northeast Michigan Great Lakes Stewardship Initiative Network, Plastics F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program will be performing at halftime to raise awareness about the impact of single–use plastics.The goal is to encourage everyone to say no to using plastic to help keep Lake Huron and other parts of the environment safe. The kids that made the bag monsters will be performing a special song during the halftime of Friday’s Bout. They will also be available to help those interested make their own reusable bag.Gass adds that the students plan to give out reusable bags in local grocery stores in the fall to help better support them an their efforts to stop using plastic to protect the great lakes. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Lake Huron, NEMIGLESI Network, Plastic F.L.O.A.T. 4H Program, Plastic Waste, Say No to PlasticContinue ReadingPrevious Alpena Garden Club Holds Summer Garden Walk to Raise FundsNext Tunnel 2 Towers Fundraisers Continue Throughout Alpenalast_img read more

Defense, sense of ugency must improve for Clippers in Game 4

Defense, sense of ugency must improve for Clippers in Game 4

first_imgNot only did Durant score 36 and Westbrook 23, the Oklahoma City bench got huge contributions by Caron Butler and Reggie Jackson, both of whom had 14 points.Rivers talks remedySo, Rivers was asked, what’s the solution to avoiding another loss and then being down 3-1 heading back to Oklahoma City for Tuesday’s Game 5?“We have to play harder, better, faster, smarter,” he said at practice Saturday. “I don’t think we have to make a lot of adjustments, after watching the tape. We have to do what we should do to help us get better.“And I’m not going to get specific, but there are things we are not doing that we should do.”Rivers, in a roundabout way, said one is not leaving guys like Ibaka wide open.There’s more, Rivers said.“I do think that’s one advantage Oklahoma has had over us in this series, they have several guys who have been all the way to the finals (in 2011-12) and they get the urgency of every single possession, and we’ve been in and out of that throughout the playoffs,” he said.“And for us to keep going, we have to get that every-possession urgency defensively, and offensively.”Paul: team has to winSome players won’t use the “must-win” term unless it’s an elimination game. Paul had no trouble, however, when asked how his team overcomes being psychologically down because it has lost two in a row after a terrific showing in a Game 1 victory at Oklahoma City.“Just come out and ready to play,” said Paul, who had 21 points, 16 assists and not one turnover in 42 minutes. “It’s a tough one here. But we need to get Game 4. It’s like a must-win for us, a big game for us.“We knew that we were going to have to win at least one there, and now we’re going to have to win two there. We’re going to have to start off with a Game 4 win.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error As soon as Clippers point guard Chris Paul sat down at the post-game news conference Friday, he was told that his coach — Doc Rivers — blamed poor defense for their team’s 118-112 Game 3 loss to the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday night in the Western Conference semifinals at Staples Center.Paul was in complete agreement.“No question,” said Paul, whose team trails 2-1 in the series and will host the Thunder in Game 4 at 12:30 p.m. SundayEven when the team had not played well defensively early in a game, it had gotten stops down the stretch, Paul noted.center_img “Tonight, we didn’t do that,” he said. “We obviously scored enough points to win.”A 3-pointer by Russell Westbrook and a cold-blooded, turn-around jumper by Kevin Durant over Paul were the biggest daggers. But Serge Ibaka was left alone all night, and he ended up making 9 of 10 field goals for 20 points.At the end of the night, the Thunder had shot 55.7 percent.Rivers scoffed when a query was made as to whether his team got tired trying to contain the Thunder.“I don’t buy into fatigue,” he said. “They’re just as tired as us. Seven-game series, they went through. We’ve gone through it. You never use that. Everybody’s tired right now. … Fatigue cannot be used. We just have to be mentally tougher.”last_img read more

NBA wrap: Warriors blow lead against Magic; James Harden powers Rockets to win

NBA wrap: Warriors blow lead against Magic; James Harden powers Rockets to win

first_imgIn Houston, the Rockets were without Eric Gordon and the recently fantastic Kenneth Faried, so they needed a Herculean performance from James Harden once again.He delivered. Hawks eyeing free agents from ‘Kevin Durant on down’ this offseason, report says Golden State was 233-3 under coach Steve Kerr when leading by at least 13 points in the fourth quarter until Thursday, according to ESPN Stats and Info.Via @ESPNStatsInfo: “Entering tonight, the Warriors were 233-3 when leading by at least 13 in the 4th quarter under Steve Kerr.”— Nick Friedell (@NickFriedell) March 1, 2019The loss also ended the Warriors’ 33-game, 100-point streak. Golden State is 0-6 this year when scoring less than 100. Related News Ben Simmons strips it and ignites the @sixers break 🔥#HereTheyCome pic.twitter.com/bFuduXI0sr— NBA on TNT (@NBAonTNT) March 1, 2019Dud of the NightCavaliers forward Marquese Chriss shot 0 for 5 from the floor with zero points and was a minus-14 in 13 minutes. Cleveland was able to drop the Knicks 125-118, though.HighlightDwyane Wade is known for his pump fake, but we can put money on it you can’t name another time he got away with four separate fakes on the same play.Dwyane Wade reaches in his bag! #OneLastDance #HeatCulture pic.twitter.com/i3NttogYIt— NBA (@NBA) March 1, 2019What’s NextClippers (34-29) at Kings (31-30) 10 p.m. ET — This game pits possibly the best coached team in the NBA in the Clippers against the most intriguing and maybe the most fun in the Kings. It’s energy vs. energy and young vs. old. This one will be a lot of fun. The Rockets were down 21 points at one point and Harden did everything he could to bring them back, scoring 58 points and adding 10 assists in Houston’s 121-118 win.This was Harden’s sixth 50-point game of the season and 15th of his career.UNSTOPPABLE! 😤📊 58PTS pic.twitter.com/XWOV0s5bU6— Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) March 1, 2019Studs of the NightKarl-Anthony Towns had 42 points and 17 rebounds, but Bojan Bogdanovic dropped 37 in the Pacers’ 122-115 win over the Timberwolves.Tobias Harris scored 32 points while shooting 5 of 7 from 3-point range in the 76ers’ 108-104 win over the Thunder. It was a short night in the NBA but an incredibly eventful one.In Orlando, the Warriors, who were without Kevin Durant, lost their second game in a row and third in their last four after blowing a 13-point fourth quarter lead in a 103-96 loss to the Magic. Lonzo Ball injury update: Lakers guard (ankle) remains out, will be re-evaluated in 1 weeklast_img read more

Josh Hart bids farewell to Lakers via Twitter, thanks team for ‘believing’ in him

Josh Hart bids farewell to Lakers via Twitter, thanks team for ‘believing’ in him

first_imgJosh Hart has said goodbye to Los Angeles.The 24-year-old shooting guard delivered a message to the Lakers on Saturday via Twitter and thanked them for “believing in him.” The Villanova product was drafted by the Jazz with the last first-round pick in the 2017 NBA Draft before being traded to Los Angeles, where he spent two seasons. Hart was third among all qualified NBA shooting guards in DRPM in 2018-19. Only Jimmy Butler and Danny Green were better when it came to this stat. While Hart did struggle with a patellar tendon injury in his right knee this past season, he’s had work done on that in preparation for 2019.Hart averaged 7.8 points and 3.7 rebounds in 2018-19 and it appears like he’s ready for the next chapter of his career. New Orleans is about to undergo a serious transformation, and Hart could be a big part of that. He’ll join a prolific defensive backcourt that features Ball and Jrue Holiday. Lakers free agency rumors: L.A. interested in adding Brook Lopez, DeAndre Jordan, Nikola Vuceviccenter_img Hart wrote:”I want to thank the Laker organization, Jeanie Buss & Magic Johnson for taking a chance on me & believing in me. To my teammates thank you for teaching me how to play & grow in this league. To the fans….THANK YOU! Thank you for embracing me and for supporting me through all the ups and downs! One of the best fan bases in the league. It was a dream come true to wear the purple and gold! It’s always love on this side but now N.O ‘Let’s dance.'”Hart was traded to New Orleans earlier this month alongside Brandon Ingram, Lonzo Ball and three first-round picks, including the No. 4 pick in 2019. The last words in his statement to the Lakers referenced a message Zion Williamson delivered to Pelicans fans Thursday after he was selected with the No. 1 pick in the NBA Draft. Related News Toronto mayor begs Raptors fans to leave Kawhi Leonard alone ahead of free agencylast_img read more

What channel is the NASCAR All-Star Race on today? TV schedule, start time for Bristol

What channel is the NASCAR All-Star Race on today? TV schedule, start time for Bristol

first_imgThe TV channel for a NASCAR race is elusive enough in a normal season when Fox and FS1 trade broadcasts of Cup Series events through the first half of the schedule before NBC takes over for the second half. The schedule shake-up associated with the coronavirus pandemic make the “what channel is today’s NASCAR race on” question even more understandable.Tonight, after a quick, one-week detour to NBC, Fox Sports returns for the second of its last two Cup race broadcasts of the year before NBC takes over again for the second half of the 2020 NASCAR Cup Series season. The NASCAR All-Star Race, which was moved from both its traditional location and its typical May date, will broadcast live on FS1. MORE: Watch the NASCAR All-Star Race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)NASCAR’s 2020 All-Star Race was salvaged even though it had to be moved from Charlotte Motor Speedway, and the changes could be a blessing in disguise. Now the annual non-points race will run on the world’s fastest half-mile, Bristol Motor Speedway, and will feature a handful of both competitive and visual rule changes.Technically two races are scheduled for Wednesday night, as The Open, the chance for non-automatic qualifying drivers to make their way into the All-Star Race field, will begin at 7 p.m. ET. The race itself has a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET.Below is how to watch Wednesday’s NASCAR All-Star Race at Bristol, including the TV channel and live stream options.What channel is NASCAR All-Star Race on today?Race: NASCAR All-Star Race (and Open) at Bristol Motor SpeedwayDate: Wednesday, July 15TV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)Radio: MRNThe TV channel for Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race is the same as originally scheduled even though the event had to be moved back to July and relocated from Charlotte to Bristol.FS1 is carried by all major pay TV distributors. Fox Sports’ site has a “find FS1” feature so viewers can find channel listings in their area and on their system.As has been the case for all Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 since NASCAR returned to racing in May, Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon will call Wednesday night’s All-Star Race. They will do so remotely from the Fox studio rather than the booth at the track.The NASCAR All-Star Race is Fox’s last Cup Series event of the 2020 season before NBC and NBCSN officially take over as the TV channels for the rest of the year. NBC was able to keep last week’s Brickyard 400 in part because the race was part of a historic doubleheader with an IndyCar race, which took place on the IMS road course the day prior and broadcast live on NBC.What time does the NASCAR race start today?Date: Wednesday, July 15Start time: 7 p.m. ET (Open) | 8:30 p.m. ET (All-Star Race)The first green flag of the night Wednesday will wave shortly after 7 p.m. ET for The Open, a quick qualifying race for those not yet locked into the All-Star field. The Open will feature stage lengths of 35, 35 and 15 laps. The winners of those three stages will earn spots in the back of the All-Star race lineup.The All-Star Race itself has a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET and features stage lengths of 55, 35, 35 and 15 laps. Both green flag and yellow flag laps will count in Stages 1-3 with only green flag laps counting in the final stage.FS1’s NASCAR All-Star Race coverage will start at 6 p.m. ET.NASCAR live stream for All-Star Race at BristolAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox’s will close its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15 before NBC takes over, but NBC still carried the Brickyard 400 on July 5. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona.last_img read more

Unique double for trainer Robinson

Unique double for trainer Robinson

first_imgTrainer Lorenzo Robinson had the unique distinction of winning races in separate countries yesterday. MR DOITBETTA romping home by 13 lengths in the inaugural running of the Simply Magic Cup over 1820 metres at Caymanas Park and a 70-1 outsider to victory at Woodbine racetrack in Toronto, Canada earlier in the day. Robinson, a noted owner, trainer and breeder, was not present at Caymanas Park to see his fast-improving 3-y-o gelding, MR DOITBETTA (9-2), make hacks of his seven age-group rivals in the Simply Magic Cup to make it two in a row, but the news was music to his ears. Instead, Robinson was at Woodbine to lead in his other winner, having obtained a licence to train at Canada’s premier racetrack a fortnight ago, Speaking from Canada via telephone shortly after his double victory, Robinson said he was on top of the world. “Judging from the manner of his two recent wins, MR DOITBETTA, who, I understand, won in good time of 1:57.2, could develop into a live classic contender with the Derby, St. Leger and next month’s Lotto Clasic (Governor’s Cup) fast approaching. “The plan is to commute between Jamaica and Canada and, having started with a bang in Canada, it could open doors for me in no time up here,” he added. Ridden by the promising claiming apprentice Hakeen Pottinger, MR DOITBETTA was held off the early pace as the 7-5 favourite MY WAY led under pressure from ANOTHER FURY (5-1) approaching the final bend. By then, MR DOITBETTA had made rapid headway and, coming three wide into the straight, quickly disposed of MY WAY to win by a wide margin from 2-1 chance DR TRAIN. In the absence of Robinson, MR DOITBETTA was saddled by stand in trainer Lincoln Lungs. A roan gelding by Vibank out of Olympic Advice, “DOITBETTA” is owned and bred by Robinson as well. On a day when second-race winner, 3-2 favourite BARS OF GOLD was disqualified by the stewards for causing interference at the start, the nine-race programme proved challenging for punters. The upsets were provided by MIRACLE RECOVERY (made all) at 19-1 in the first race, KIRI at 7-1 in the third and TARANTINO at 9-2 in the fifth. Champion jockey Shane Ellis rode two winners in BAD BOY JUSTIN (3-1) and SURE MAN (5-2) in the sixth and seventh races, respectively.last_img read more