Update on the latest sports

first_imgCOLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSGeorgetown’s McClung to test NBA waters, could returnUNDATED (AP) — Georgetown sophomore guard Mac McClung is prepared to test his draft value.McClung has announced that he is declaring for the NBA draft after averaging 15.7 points and 2.4 assists for the Hoyas this past season. However, he is maintaining his college eligibility in case he decides to stay at Georgetown.McClung missed time because of a right foot injury this year and appeared in only 21 of Georgetown’s 32 games. He averaged 13.1 points as a freshman. March 29, 2020 — Wide receiver Geronimo Allison has left the Packers for a package with the Lions. Allison played the past four seasons with Green Bay and had 34 receptions for 287 yards and two TDs last year.— Defensive tackle Derek Wolfe has OK’d a one-year deal with the Ravens after playing eight seasons with the Broncos. Wolfe had seven sacks in 12 games last season before going on injured reserve with a dislocated elbow. He fills the void left by the unexpected departure last week of free agent Michael Brockers.NASCAR-iRACINGiRacing standout wins virtual NASCAR raceCHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — NASCAR’s new normal resumed Sunday with another virtual event aired nationally during the sports shutdown caused by the new coronavirus. — The National Athletic Trainers Association has partnered with the Go4Ellis platform on an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week.— Monday’s final deadline to nominate horses for the Triple Crown series is being extended indefinitely because of the coronavirus. The Kentucky Derby has been pushed back from May 2 to Sept. 5, and Maryland and New York racing officials are continuing discussions to decide when the Preakness and Belmont stakes will be run. When the Triple Crown dates are settled, a deadline for late nominations will be announced.— Italy’s sports minister is planning to extend the ban on games and competitions in the country through April. The current nationwide lockdown is due to expire on Friday, but Italian health experts have said the need to try to contain COVID-19 will likely last weeks beyond that.— The International Boxing Hall of Fame has canceled its Hall of Fame weekend in June because of the coronavirus pandemic. Executive director Ed Brophy said Sunday that this year’s class will be honored at the induction ceremony in June 2021.NFL-NEWS Timmy Hill won the virtual race at Texas Motor Speedway, the second in an iRacing series thrown together after NASCAR’s 36-race season was suspended four events into the year.Hill is considered among the top competitors in iRacing, a subscription-based gaming platform. His virtual victory was his 674th in the game.One highlight came when Daniel Suarez was parked by iRacing officials for intentionally trying but failing to crash Ty Dillon.Fox Sports again used its team of Mike Joy and Hall of Famer Jeff Gordon to call the race, which was aired both on Fox in some markets and nationwide on its cable channel.Those who tuned in watched a live video game of 35 NASCAR racers competing at an exact replica of Texas Motor Speedway, where the series was scheduled to be Sunday before the coronavirus shutdown. Fox was able to obtain feeds of drivers racing on simulators everywhere from their bedrooms, basements, garages and, in the case of last week’s winner, Denny Hamlin’s living room. Chiefs bring back wide receiver RobinsonUNDATED (AP) —The defending Super Bowl champs have their top four receivers in the fold.DeMarcus Robinson has accepted a one-year deal with the Kansas City Chiefs, who are maintaining an aerial attack that includes receivers Tyreek Hill, Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman. Robinson grabbed 32 passes for 449 yards and four touchdowns last season, his fourth since being taken by the Chiefs in the fourth round of the 2016 draft.Although Watkins is signed through next season, he may be asked to restructure his hefty contract or take a pay cut in the coming days.In other NFL news: Update on the latest sportscenter_img Associated Press The 49-year-old Edmonds sent a video update Saturday night on his Instagram Story saying he was back home after testing positive for pneumonia for the first time in his life. He announced on his Instagram page that he went to the hospital to be tested for the coronavirus after displaying some symptoms.Edmonds ended his 17-year major league career in 2010 after earning eight Gold Gloves. He was a lifetime .284 hitter with 393 home runs, 1,199 RBIs and a .903 OPS.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— Two Chicago Cubs employees who attended an annual training session at Wrigley Field on March 8 have tested positive for the COVID-19 virus. A team spokesman says one employee was hospitalized and the other was recovering at home. The spokesman also said there was “nothing definitive” indicating the session “contributed to exposure” since the test results weren’t received until March 23 and 24.— Visa has told its global roster of Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls their sponsorships will be extended into 2021 after the Tokyo Games were postponed. The credit card giant’s Team Visa scheme features 96 athletes across 27 sports. They include soccer star Megan Rapinoe, Olympic champion gymnast Simone Biles and 800-meter Olympic champion David Rudisha. Visa had already filmed some promotional campaigns with athletes for the Tokyo Games that will require some reworking. In other college basketball news:— Rutgers has taken another step toward becoming a major basketball threat in the Big Ten Conference, getting a commitment from Cliff Omoruyi. The highly regarded center confirmed his choice Sunday in a telephone call with The Associated Press, adding Auburn and Arizona State also were under consideration. Rutgers could not comment. Omoruyi is the first New Jersey Gatorade Player of the Year to commit to Rutgers.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-LAMBRIGHT-OBITEx-Huskies coach Lambright diesSEATTLE (AP) — The University of Washington says that former Huskies football coach Jim Lambright has died at age 77. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEdmonds has pneumonia, awaiting coronavirus test resultsUNDATED (AP) — Four-time All-Star outfielder Jim Edmonds is being treated with pneumonia as he also awaits test results for the coronavirus. Lambright spent nearly four decades associated with the Washington program as a player, assistant coach and head coach. He was 44-25-1 as the Huskies head coach and never had a losing record but was fired following the 1998 season.Washington’s best season under Lambright came in 1995 when it shared the Pac-10 title but missed out on a trip to the Rose Bowl.No cause of death was given. Lambright was arrested in 2014 and at that time his family stated he was suffering from dementia and his condition was worsening.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Paddy Power targets ‘Greyed A’ Tipster Challenge form at Ludlow

first_img Share StumbleUpon Share Bookies Corner: Trump Presidency sinks as US 2020 enters its 100 day countdown July 29, 2020 Paddy PowerPaddy Power is the next pretender to the Tipster Challenge throne. The Director of Communications for his namesake company has provided expert picks for the six-race card at Ludlow Racecourse.A graduate from Dublin University, Power has worked in all facets of the Ireland-based business, including risk control, operations and marketing.He will be going up against Stephen Harris of bettingexpert and the horse racing specialists from Timeform, who sit next to each other on the latest table, just 0.63 points apart.____________________________________1:45bettingexpert: Oxwich BayShaped well when third on his hurdling debut behind Robinshill and should have learnt plenty from the experience.Timeform: Ballymountain BoyPaid a hefty compliment to the exciting Neon Wolf and showed a willing attitude in the process when opening his account in a bumper at Huntingdon on Boxing Day.Paddy Power: Minella For MeLooks to have plenty of potential.____________________________________2:15bettingexpert: Twirling MagnetHas caught the eye twice this winter, travelling longest on the bridle before fading, and could go well here at a speed track with a good 7lb claimer up.Timeform: Azert De CoeurReportedly bled last time out, so is worth another chance after his impressive reappearance win at Chepstow.Paddy Power: Azert De CoeurBled last time, but worth chancing again.____________________________________2:50bettingexpert: Albertos DreamComes from the Symonds yard which is going well, and he has been given a chance by the handicapper after struggling in deep ground of late.Timeform: Greyed AHas made a solid start in handicaps and is probably the one to beat if his stamina holds up in trip.Paddy Power: Greyed AA justifiable favourite; the new trip looks suitable.____________________________________3:25bettingexpert: Un PropheteHas ideal conditions to cruise round on the bridle and can continue the resurgence of the Venetia Williams yard.Timeform: Big WindmillThis doesn’t look a deep handicap chase, so the point-winner is selected to make a winning start over fences now handicapping having shown ability in novice hurdles.Paddy Power: Big WindmillFirst handicap chase, and could be well treated.____________________________________4:00bettingexpert: Star RiderMight improve for handicaps and a stiffer test of stamina from a lenient looking opening mark (certainly on his useful flat form).Timeform: Tara MistThis sort of trip appears to be Tara Mist’s optimum, and dropped in class, she could well be the answer.Paddy Power: Tara MistHasn’t run for ages but goes well fresh.____________________________________4:30bettingexpert: Daisy De SivolaAfter being put into a deep race behind Evening Hush on her UK debut, she could do a lot better here now with Nick Williams back in the winners after a disappointing few months.Timeform: CastafioreStill there pitching when falling at the last at Musselburgh on New Year’s Day, and in the hope that she’s over that, is expected to gain compensation.Paddy Power: Iconic SkyCouldn’t have been much more impressive last time.____________________________________Where will Paddy Power enter on the Tipster Challenge leaderboard? Flutter moves to refine merger benefits against 2020 trading realities August 27, 2020 Paddy Power raises awareness of Missing People with Motherwell ‘silhouette’ stand August 7, 2020 RankTipsterRace WinsPoints 1Alan Alger – Betway311.41 2Phillip Anderson – Before The Off36.17 3Ciaran O’Brien – William Hill35.29 4Ben Cleminson – Square in the Air14.50 5John Hill – Coral24.25 6Alex Donohue – Ladbrokes24.11 7Michael Shinners – Sky Bet24.00 8Stuart Tilly – Argyll Entertainment14.00 9Trevor Keane – Sportego23.50 10Matthew Hulmes – Betfred23.25 11Timeform1.803.19 12bettingexpert1.272.56 13Charlie McCann – BetVictor11.75 14Stephen Power – @racingblogger21.69 15John Cruces – Dafabet11.25 16Michael Whittle – Team FA10.91 17Ed Nicholson – Unibet10.73 Related Articles Submitlast_img read more

Steve Colwell, 62, Wellington: Feb. 22, 1953 – April 3, 2015

first_imgSteve ColwellSteve Colwell, 62, of Wellington passed quietly into his next life Good Friday morning, April 3, 2015 at Wesley Medical Center in Wichita.Private family services will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with the Shelley Family Funeral Home of Wellington. For further information please visit www.shelleyfamilyfh.com.Stevie Ray Colwell the son of Bill and Dorthy (Cruson) was born February 22, 1953 in McAlister, OK. Steve graduated from Wellington High School in 1971. Steve served his country in the United States Navy. During his lifetime he was employed by the Wellington Fire Department from 1973-1986, reaching the rank of Captain, a detention supervisor at Sumner County Sheriff’s department from 1990-2013 and the planning and zoning department of Sumner County until retirement. He loved to travel, listen to music and going to the movies.He is survived by his brother, Paul Colwell (Nancy); son Logan Fuller (Jill); grandsons, Luke and Cal; nieces, Jenifer Biggs (Jeff), Darcy Frazier (Rob), Erin Davis; and nephew Mack Colwell (Ashley); great nieces, Sarah, Schalee, Bailey, Taylor, Lauren, Brooklynn, Rahlee, Natalie, and Casey; and great, great nephew Sawyer.He is preceded in death by his parents.last_img read more