Entry list for Sprint Cup race at Chicagoland

first_img View all photos READ: Driver previews: The Chase MORE: View all articlesView all videos Check out the full list of drivers competing in the Geico 400 READ: Race breakdowns: The Chasecenter_img The full entry list for Sunday’s Sprint Cup Series race at Chicagoland Speedway. FULL SERIES COVERAGE READ: Top 10 Chase moments READ: Fantasy preview: The Chaselast_img

Long Island Weather: 5 Inches of Snow Fell Monday

first_imgSign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York Five inches of snow fell in Selden when surprise winter weather hit Long Island, making a slushy mess of the Monday morning rush-hour commute, forecasters said.The heaviest bands of snow was shifting east by late morning and was expected to end by the early afternoon, according to the National Weather Service.Eastern LI saw the highest snowfall in the tri-state area, with 5 inches also falling in Coram and Lake Grove versus 3 inches in parts of Connecticut and a little more than an inch in Nassau County neighborhoods.Whatever white stuff stuck is likely to quickly melt, as temperatures are forecast to hit a high of 48 Monday and 51 Tuesday under sunny skies.Temps are expected to hold in the 50s Wednesday when there is a slight chance of rain, mostly cloudy skies are on tap for Thursday and Friday has another chance of rain into Saturday before sunny skies return Sunday.last_img read more

Georges St-Pierre says UFC BLOCKED him from fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov in 2018

first_imgLast Updated: 27th August, 2020 19:20 IST Georges St-Pierre Says UFC BLOCKED Him From Fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov In 2018 Georges St-Pierre revealed that both he and Khabib Nurmagomedov wanted to fight in 2018 and his team tried to book the fight, but UFC was just not “interested”. Also Read l UFC News: Khabib plans training for UFC 254 bout against Justin Gaethje outside the US A couple of weeks ago, Khabib Nurmagomedov revealed that he would like to go up against UFC icon Georges St-Pierre in April 2021, right after the Justin Gaethje fight which is scheduled to take place at UFC 254 in October 2020. However, GSP recently told SunSport that Nurmagomedov vs St-Pierre would have taken place in 2018 if UFC hadn’t scrapped the idea. Georges St-Pierre revealed that both he and Khabib Nurmagomedov wanted to fight in 2018 and his team tried to book the fight, but UFC was just not “interested”. SUBSCRIBE TO US First Published: 27th August, 2020 19:20 IST 1 month ago Khabib Nurmagomedov expresses desire to fight Georges St-Pierre after Justin Gaethje “That’s a fight to make, but I don’t know. We’ll see how this plays out. Sure, [I would be open to St-Pierre] if it’s his last fight. This guy’s been great to the company, great to the sport. I like Khabib a lot. I would do anything Khabib wanted to do,” said Dana White. 1 month ago Khabib vs Gaethje: Dana White confirms Khabib will return to face Gaethje at UFC 254 1 month ago Khabib Nurmagomedov plans training for UFC 254 bout against Justin Gaethje outside the US FOLLOW US Written By COMMENT WE RECOMMEND “I have doubts and I haven’t received any offers. And I don’t think for the UFC it’s in their best interest for me to go fight.” Also Read l Khabib Nurmagomedov expresses desire to fight Georges St-Pierre after Justin GaethjeGeorges St-Pierre then hailed Khabib Nurmagomedov as the “best fighter on the planet”, but stated that he believes UFC would still resist any attempts to book a fight between him and the Eagle of Dagestan. Reports claim that UFC is not on board with the fight because they know Nurmagomedov vs St-Pierre will be GSP’s last fight and if he wins the fight, he will become the new UFC lightweight champion, which he won’t be able to defend. 1 month ago Conor McGregor takes a jibe at Khabib Nurmagomedov’s tweet, ridicules his style Also Read l UFC News: McGregor takes a jibe at Khabib’s tweet, ridicules his styleImage credits: UFC/ YouTube Adil Khan LIVE TV “Two years ago before I retired we tried to make that fight happen, and we tried everything. Khabib was interested, I was interested but the UFC was not.” WATCH US LIVE Also Read l ‘Conor McGregor begged me not to kill him’: Khabib Nurmagomedov on their UFC 229 boutDana White open to book Georges St-Pierre vs Khabib NurmagomedovAfter Khabib Nurmagomedov showed interest in fighting Georges St-Pierre in 2021, rumours started swirling that Nurmagomedov wants GSP to be his last opponent before announcing retirement. Later, UFC president Dana White sat down with ESPN where he revealed that he would be open to booking a fight between Nurmagomedov and GSP if it’s Khabib’s last fight. He admitted that he likes Nurmagomedov and will try to do anything the undisputed lightweight champion wants for his last fight. 1 week ago ‘Conor McGregor begged me not to kill him’: Khabib Nurmagomedov on their UFC 229 boutlast_img read more

What channel is NASCAR on today? Time, TV schedule for Phoenix race

first_imgThe 2:30 p.m. ET start time for the race in Phoenix on Sunday is the last of four such start times for the Cup Series playoffs this season. As for the TV channel, the NASCAR Cup Series this weekend is on NBC for the sixth time this year. As part of NBC’s TV deal with NASCAR for the 2019 season, NBC was slated to show seven of the final 20 races of the season, with the other 13 scheduled to be shown on NBCSN.MORE: NASCAR clinching scenarios for PheonixSunday’s race at ISM Raceway, which will consist of three stages (75 laps, 75 laps and 162 laps), is the 35th race on the NASCAR Cup Series schedule, not counting the All-Star race. It also marks the final cut-off point of the playoffs, so when the checkered flag waves, the Championship 4 will be set for next week’s season finale.ISM Raceway, formerly known as Phoenix International Raceway, is a one-mile oval that recently was reconfigured to feature the start-finish line in what used to be considered the stretch after Turns 1 and 2. Kyle Busch, who won both this race last year and this season’s spring race at ISM, is the only driver to win Phoenix in the two races since the track’s reconfiguration was completed.Below is all the info you need regarding how to watch Sunday’s NASCAR race in Phoenix.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCLive stream: NBC Sports AppRadio: MRN, SiriusXM NASCAR RadioSunday’s race in Phoenix is the sixth race this season scheduled to be shown on NBC. The network’s broadcast crew consists of Rick Allen, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte in the booth, with Marty Snider, Dave Burns, Kelli Stavast and Parker Kligerman reporting from pit road.In addition to the TV coverage on NBC, Sunday’s race in Phoenix is available via live stream on the NBC Sports App and NBCSports.com. What channel is the NASCAR race on today? What time does the NASCAR race start? These are the questions that plague race fans every Sunday, when each Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race will be on either NBC or NBCSN for the second half of the 2019 season with differing start times.As for Sunday’s Bluegreen Vacations 500 at ISM Raceway in Phoenix, the Cup Series’ second visit to the track this season and the ninth race of the 2019 playoffs, the channel that will broadcast the race is NBC. The race in Phoenix will start at 2:30 p.m. ET. NASCAR at Phoenix: What time does today’s race start?Date: Sunday, Nov. 10Time: 2:30 p.m. ETLocation: ISM RacewayThe winners of the Cup Series playoff race at ISM has gone on to win the championship four times. Jimmie Johnson did it in three consecutive years from 2007-09, and Kevin Harvick did it in 2014. Johnson also has the worst finish in the Phoenix playoff race among drivers who went on to win the title; he finished 38th en route to his 2016 championship, barely worse than Joey Logano’s 37th-place finish at ISM last season.Next year, ISM Raceway will host the championship race as opposed to the ninth race on the playoff schedule.NASCAR schedule 2019DateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winnerFeb. 10Advance Auto Parts ClashDaytona International SpeedwayJimmie JohnsonFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 1 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayKevin HarvickFeb. 14Gander RV Duel 2 at DaytonaDaytona International SpeedwayJoey LoganoFeb. 17Daytona 500Daytona International SpeedwayDenny HamlinFeb. 24Folds of Honor QuickTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 3Pennzoil 400 presented by Jiffy LubeLas Vegas Motor SpeedwayJoey LoganoMarch 10TicketGuardian 500ISM RacewayKyle BuschMarch 17AutoClub 400Auto Club SpeedwayKyle BuschMarch 24STP 500Martinsville SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMarch 31O’Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinApril 7Food City 500Bristol Motor SpeedwayKyle BuschApril 13Toyota Owners 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.April 28Geico 500Talladega SpeedwayChase ElliottMay 5Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.May 11Cup Series Race at KansasKansas SpeedwayBrad KeselowskiMay 18Monster Energy OpenCharlotte Motor Speedway—May 18Monster Energy NASCAR All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor SpeedwayKyle LarsonMay 26Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.June 2Pocono 400Pocono RacewayKyle BuschJune 10FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International SpeedwayJoey LoganoJune 23Toyota/Save Mart 350Sonoma RacewayMartin Truex Jr.June 30Camping World 400Chicagoland SpeedwayAlex BowmanJuly 6Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International SpeedwayJustin HaleyJuly 13Quaker State 400Kentucky SpeedwayKurt BuschJuly 21Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickJuly 28Gander Outdoors 400Pocono RacewayDenny HamlinAug. 4Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen InternationalChase ElliottAug. 11Consumers Energy 400Michigan International SpeedwayKevin HarvickAug. 17Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor SpeedwayDenny HamlinSept. 1Bojangles’ Southern 500Darlington RacewayErik JonesSept. 8Big Machine Vodka 400Indianapolis Motor SpeedwayKevin Harvick2019 Monster Energy NASCAR Cup playoff scheduleDateRaceTrackTime/TV info/winnerSept. 15South Point 400Las Vegas Motor SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 21Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond RacewayMartin Truex Jr.Sept. 29Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway Road CoarseChase ElliottOct. 6Cup Series Race at DoverDover International SpeedwayKyle LarsonOct. 131000Bulbs.com 500Talladega SuperspeedwayRyan BlaneyOct. 20Hollywood Casino 400Kansas SpeedwayDenny HamlinOct. 27First Data 500Martinsville SpeedwayMartin Truex Jr.Nov. 3AAA Texas 500Texas Motor SpeedwayKevin HarvickNov. 10Cup Series Race at ISMISM Raceway2:30 p.m., NBC/ fuboTVNov. 17Ford EcoBoost 400Homestead-Miami Speedway3 p.m., NBC/ fuboTVlast_img read more

Late Auburn coach Pat Dye brought balance to Iron Bowl that still remains

first_imgDye, 80, died Monday. He had been dealing with kidney-related issues and tested positive for COVID-19 in the last few months, his family said. The affable coach was a regular on radio stations in Alabama in recent years and still lived the Iron Bowl 24/7 like everyone else in the state.  It was always about the anticipation for the next 60 minutes. Dye deserves credit for breathing life into a rivalry that was dormant before his arrival in 1981. Alabama coach Bear Bryant had an 18-5 record against the Tigers, and the Crimson Tide owned an eight-game win streak in the Iron Bowl before Dye’s arrival.  COLLEGE FOOTBALL 2020Preseason top 25 rankings, bowl projections, All-Americans and moreAuburn was more than 60 minutes away from beating Alabama at that point. That changed on Nov. 27, 1982, in Dye’s second season. That’s when the Tigers marched on a game-winning drive that ended with a TD run that is known by four words.  “Bo over the top.”  Jackson’s TD broke a nine-game losing streak to Alabama and sent Bryant out with a loss in his final game against the Tigers. That’s a moment that launched the rivalry into its current state.  Since 1980, one year before Dye’s arrival at Auburn, the Tigers and Crimson Tide’s series is knotted at 20 games apiece. Dye finished 6-6 against Alabama, and the best rivalries require more than just in-state heat. It requires a competitive balance. Dye achieved that up until his departure in 1992, and it might be hard to believe that the Tigers have an 11-9 advantage since 2000 against the Crimson Tide.  Alabama vs. Auburn by decade since 19601960s: Alabama 8, Auburn 21970s: Alabama 8, Auburn 21980s: Auburn 6, Alabama 41990s: Alabama 7, Auburn 32000s: Auburn 7, Alabama 32010s: Alabama 6, Auburn 4Even in the midst of Nick Saban’s dynasty, the Tigers beat their biggest rival four times in the last decade — often in spectacular fashion with even more legendary names.  “Cam-back.” “Kick Six.”  Perhaps none of that is possible without the impact of Dye, the coach who helped turn a one-sided regional rivalry into the most anticipated rivalry game on the schedule. You can argue it’s still Ohio State-Michigan because of the national brand and its history, but the Buckeyes have a 17-3 advantage against the Wolverines since 2000 and are on their own-game win streak.   Pat Dye’s legacy as Auburn’s football coach is often tied to a one-liner at his introductory press conference in 1981 when a reporter asked him how long it would take to beat Alabama.  “60 minutes,” Dye answered.   In the present tense, The Game is in the same spot the Iron Bowl was before Dye arrived. Auburn-Alabama has grown with intensity ever since.  Dye lived that one-liner for the next 40 years, and Auburn fans will do the same for the next 40 years looking for the next spectacular victory against the Crimson Tide.  That, more than anything, is the coach’s legacy. Those “60 minutes” will last forever.last_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny man Conor Mc Garry traveled from Liverpool to compete in last weekend’s Gael Force North – and he’s still aching!Fit as a fiddle – Conor McGarry!This is a very personal account of one Donegal man’s triumph over the roads, mountains and lakes of our wonderful county.It all started last Christmas on a wee visit back to Donegal. Sitting at the bar enjoying a few pints of the black stuff the lads were enjoying a bit of banter about last years Gaelforce North, an adventure race comprising of running, kayaking, cycling and running up and down a mountain. Stories of pulled muscles, how tough the wind and rain was and how at the time they would never enter this event again were mentioned. How hard could it be I asked?…. a bit of running, a little paddle on a lake, a leisurely cycle and a wee walk up a mountain…. no bother! Sign up then they replied!!!! So the next day I did, having a quick look at the photos of last year’s event first. I only noticed a few photos with faces grimacing so confidence remained high even though I had not been on a bike for over 8 years and had not climbed a mountain since I was a teenager.As the months passed facebook was filled with photos of my mates back home climbing mountains and out running and cycling. With only a month to go to the event I still hadn’t got on a bike and the highest I climbed was the 20 odd steps on way into work. Sure I’d done some cross country races recently, that would do wouldn’t it?A couple of weeks before the start date I finally managed to get a bike and got a couple of miles under my belt. Apart from a few pains in the backside I still felt confident.So with flights booked for the Friday before the event, I was scheduled to work the night before I flew to Ireland. Not to worry I thought, I would get to bed on Friday afternoon and get a good nights sleep! What could go wrong? Upon arriving to Letterkenny the phone calls started. Where are you? We need to get your bike sorted and then we need to go out and register for the race. Hours were spent visiting house after house, locating bike racks, searching for pumps, sorting out hydration packs and then the ordeal of fixing old rusted clip on pedals to the bikes!After a hasty trial run on my borrowed bike it was off to registration where I was allocated the infamous “dibber”. Placed around my wrist this fob was going to be used to record my times on the different sections. A bit of banter was had with fellow competitors and then a quick trip out to the first transition area, where the bikes were going to stay overnight. A wee look around showed that there were some serious biking machines on show, along with the odd bike of older generation! Having left the bike, helmet and hydration pack we finally headed off into the night, setting the alarms for 6am!The morning of the race arrived and a few text messages between the lads made sure we were all up and ready. The majority of the gang had decided to start in the second wave, with the lads enjoying a bit of friendly competition among themselves. The remainder, including myself stuck to the first wave, an early start at 08:30. Arriving at the start we had a quick warm up and then before we knew it the horn blasted and we were off….. a 16km trail run on the scenic “bridal pass”. The first part was mostly downhill or flat and the pace was steady, with the field slowly thinning out as the kilometres passed. Around the 8km mark we were greeted with the first hill, a steady incline which tested the legs. Following that is was steady run till we reached the first transition where we could “time out” for a short period while we waited for the kayaks. Several shouts could be heard of “where’s the time out dibber” with runners arriving quick and fast. Time for first run was 1.24.55. This time out could be spent refuelling and sorting out cycling gear, a tactic many of the lads learnt from last year. After a short break it was time for the kayak section. The kayaks mainly consisted of two person kayaks so many of the lads and lasses had already “partnered up” prior to starting the race, another tactic that would be useful for future events. Upon arriving at the water another competitor shouted over, “hey mate, you want to jump on with me”…. So off I went on the kayak, around 2km out and back altogether, finishing this section around 16.54, although I did spend some time chatting to a few of the lads after needing to be prompted to hurry up as I was still under the clock!So the next section consisted of a 24km cycle to the bottom of Errigal mountain. My first obstacle was trying to get my feet into the toe clips, not a problem when I was a teenager but now with tired legs it was a struggle. Having managed to get my feet in I set off at a steady pace. All seemed well until approximately 4km into the cycle where I was hit with my first cramp, which was swiftly followed by another and another. I considered jumping of the bike but was in too much pain and I was worried I wouldn’t get my feet back into the clips again! So for the remainder of the cycle time was spent trying to cycle and stretch my legs at the same time. This wasn’t helped with the change in weather, with the rain and wind arriving in typical Donegal fashion. Luckily I was joined on the cycle by one of my mates who I selfishly “drafted” for around 10km until we reached the bottom of Errigal mountain.Upon arriving to the bottom of the mountain, we were greeted by a hardly bunch of spectators, including many family members and friends. Shouts of encouragement helped weary bodies as we set of on our 4th section, the mountain climb! The weather was abysmal at this stage with visibility poor and the rain and wind prompting many a competitor to query if we would have to go the full distance up the mountain. No such luck! Some of the lads had endured a horrid time on Errigal during last years event and had warned me beforehand. As I made my way up the wet and boggy first part, where the legs were zapped of more energy I cursed signing up for this event and wished I had practised some sort of mountain work. Despite consuming energy gels and drinks the legs would not work any faster and moral was fading fast, despite other competitors offering shouts of encouragement. After what seemed like an eternity I reached the half way point, taking 36 minutes… At the half way I looked over to see one of the lads wrapped in orange space blanket courtesy of mountain rescue team, later finding out he had a bad fall on way down and badly gashed his leg. Competitors continued to pass me as they made their way back down and I pressed upwards,…. ”nearly there now mate… not long to go… the worse bit it over….. “. After 20 minutes I finally made the top, exhausted but slightly elated, wishing I had brought my camera but thinking about it you could see feck all due to the mist and fog! Forgetting about the time I was again prompted to get my act together as I was still under the clock, so after a wee rest I set off again on what I hoped would be an easier journey than the struggle upwards. Ten steps into my decent the cramp returned with a vengeance causing me to stop and again curse that day I signed up for this. More shouts of encouragement and I restarted my decent, swearing with every step. They say the decent shout be easier, but I spent more time on my backside, slipping and falling due to the wet weather and terrible conditions. After 34 minutes I finally reached the bottom where I was met with some worried faces, but again words of encouragement gave me the push I needed to carry on. Too tired to get my feet in the toe clips I gladly accepted the assistance of a friend who pushed me on my way for the final sector, a 18.5 km cycle. So setting off on the final sector the weather had not settled, with wind and rain driving into the faces of competitors. After around 3 km we arrived at the “off road” part of the cycle, a part of the route where many a competitor chose a mountain bike or hybrid to counteract the terrain. So off the bike I got to walk up a short steep hill, thinking no way will I be able to get my feet back in the fecking clips again. After this short hill I jumped back on the bike, trying to maintain a steady speed, which was difficult to do with rocks and stones sticking out of the gravel. At times I definitely had a few lucky escapes with the road bike taking some big hits on speedy descents. I was glad to get back on the tarmac with the steward shouting out “only 5km to go! “…. Music to my ears…..So, approaching the finish we arrived into Bunbeg town, a final descent towards the beach where we had to leave the bikes for our final run along the beach. As I ran along the beach I could see the finish line adjacent, with the route actually making us run past the finish and then loop back on the sand dunes… so close now!….One final push up a small sand dune, and there it was… the finish… I could hear all the shouts of “ come on Conor!, and come on Liverpool! “ as I crossed the finish line…. Too exhausted to speak I was again prompted to time out… with the infamous “dibber” used one last time!Wet, exhausted and every muscle hurting the medal was placed around my neck with plenty of high fives, backslapping and congratulations going around. Two hot dogs and several cups of tea later I finally got feeling back into my limbs and was able to properly converse with people, telling them never again will I do this…….. A few days later, and the muscles still ache…. but as usual I’m already thinking about next yearCONOR PROVES HE IS A ‘FORCE’ TO BE RECKONED WITH! was last modified: July 3rd, 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:Conor McGarryGale Force Northlast_img read more