Update on the latest sports

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-DRAFTFinal chance for Hurricanes and Cornhuskers hopefulsUNDATED (AP) — Two programs that dominated college football from the 1980s through the early 2000s are still waiting to see one of their players taken in the NFL draft. Update on the latest sports Associated Press No Miami or Nebraska players were selected in the first three rounds. Miami is hoping to extend a streak of having at least one player drafted that started in 1976. Nebraska will try to avoid a second straight season of no drafted players after having its 56-year streak snapped last year. This is their last chance — the draft wraps up Saturday.Meanwhile, the Southeastern Conference is on pace to smash another NFL draft record. A year after having a record 64 players selected during the three-day, seven-round event, the SEC had a whopping 40 guys go in the first three rounds.The powerhouse conference broke the NFL record by having 15 guys chosen in the opening round Thursday and had 25 more Friday — 10 in the second and 15 in the third. Thirteen of the league’s 14 teams had at least one player drafted. Only Mississippi failed to land a player in any of the first three rounds.VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBritish government in talks with sports bodies April 25, 2020 UNDATED (AP) — The British government is increasing planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased.Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart.The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8 once pandemic social distancing regulations are relaxed to allow training to resume for teams and there are sufficient COVID-19 tests available.The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.British Horseracing Authority chair Annamarie Phelps tweeted Saturday about “very welcome support for the resumption of live sport incl horseracing” from Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden, linking to a front page report from The Sun newspaper about plans for events to be staged again. In other developments related to the pandemic:— Dutch top-flight club FC Utrecht is preparing for legal action to fight the Royal Netherlands Football Association decision to cancel the remainder of the league season and allocate places in next season’s European competitions based on the standings when play was halted by the coronavirus crisis. Utrecht likely will not be alone in challenging the decision that also said there would be no relegation and promotion between the country’s two top leagues. The Netherlands was the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. Neighboring Belgium could also end its season at a meeting Monday.— English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30. The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.— The South Pacific island of Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) was likely the only venue in the world hosting a competitive sports final Saturday, and it was streamed live. Officials set up four cameras and commentary for the online stream on the Vanuatu Cricket Association’s Facebook site. More than 3,000 viewers tuned in at various times during a men’s 10-over exhibition match and the women’s Twenty20 final won by the Mele Bulls.— The Cape Cod League executive committee has announced the cancellation of the 2020 season, saying the unanimous vote was based on the health concerns and safety needs of all involved. The 10-team league is the top summer competition for college baseball players and was scheduled to run from mid-June until August. The league was founded in 1885 and had not missed a season since 1945, the last year of World War II.,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

United Way hands out $200 gift cards to students in need

first_imgAddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisALPENA, Mich. — Tuesday morning, United Way helped students get the school supplies they need at Meijer. A total of 36 students from Alcona, Alpena, and Montmerency school districts received $200 Meijer gift cards from United Way. There was a “stuff the bus” event held two weeks ago where local residents donated school supplies for these same children.United Way wanted to make sure these students got the supplies they need so they could spend this money on other necessities like clothes and backpacks.Staci Chroninger, president of United Way, explained how some students may feel pressure from other kids who are able to afford things like new clothes. “This is the second or third year that we’ve done it, and it continues to grow every year. We just feel its a valuable opportunity for those kids to get new clothes and hopefully reduce some of that peer pressure when they return to school.”Volunteers led students around the store, making sure they bought everything they need for the upcoming school year. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThis Tags: Alcona, Alpena School District, Meijer Alpena, montmorency, School, United Way of Northeast MichiganContinue ReadingPrevious Word on the Street: Name something people learn only when it’s too lateNext Meijer Donates $50,000 to Thunder Bay River Centerlast_img read more

NASCAR at Martinsville results: Highlights from Brad Keselowski’s STP 500 win

first_imgHere’s a glance at the current Top 10: 2-11-9-10-14-22-12-4-42-18 @keselowski has led 56 laps so far!Listen Info:💻: https://t.co/wCQ8y1QJXw #NASCAR Mobile 📱:https://t.co/PXmmwImyrySirius [email protected] Scanner: 454.000#AskMRN | #STP500 | #STPWeek pic.twitter.com/nRxrZEqdEq— Motor Racing Network (@MRNRadio) March 24, 20192:25 p.m. — Kyle Busch has made his way to ninth position in lap 42.2:17 p.m. —16 laps in and Kevin Harvick is on Logano’s heels for the fifth position.2:10 p.m. — And we’re off! [email protected] leads Lap 1 at @MartinsvilleSwy!Tune in on @FS1 and the @FOXSports app: https://t.co/oWWAusOO8X pic.twitter.com/FZ3Rk2pnNg— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 2019 MORE: Watch NASCAR live & on demand with fuboTV (7-day trial)Chase Elliott came in second, while Kyle Busch came in third, despite starting off slow at first.STP 500: 2019 winner, order of finish for top 20FinishDriverTeam (Car No.)Laps led1.Brad KeselowskiTeam Penske (2)4462.Chase ElliottHendrick Motorsports (9)493.Kyle BuschJoe Gibbs Racing (18)…4.Ryan BlaneyTeam Penske (12)…5.Denny HamlinJoe Gibbs Racing (1)…6.Kevin HarvickStewart Haas Racing (4)…7.Clint BowyerStewart Haas Racing (14)…8.Martin Truet Jr.Joe Gibbs Racing (19)…9.Aric AlmirolaStewart Haas Racing (10)…10.Daniel SuarezStewart Haas Racing (41)…11.Austin DillonRichard Childress Racing (3)…12.Kurt BuschChip Ganassi Racing (1)…13.Ty DillonGermain Racing (13)…14.Alex BowmanHendrick Motorsports (88)…15.Paul MenardTeam Penske (21)…16.Ryan PreeceJTG Daugherty Racing (47)…17.Bubba WallaceRichard Petty Motorsports (43)…18.Kyle LarsonChip Ganassi Racing (42)…19.Joey LoganoTeam Penske (22)620.Matt DibenedettoLeavine Family Racing (95)…Lead Changes: 3Cautions: 7Sporting News provided live lap-by-lap updates and highlights from the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway. Here’s how Keselowski won.NASCAR at Martinsville: Highlights from STP 500(All times eastern.)5:32 p.m. — Keselowski wins the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway! This one’s always special from @keselowski! 🇺🇸@Team_Penske | @MartinsvilleSwy pic.twitter.com/h0RIXPMFVn— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20195:29 p.m. — 10 laps to go and Keselowski has a .72-second lead on Elliott in second.5:26 p.m. — 20 laps to go! It’s a three-car battle for the lead between Keselowski, Elliot and Ky. Busch.5:20 p.m. — Back to the green! 45 laps to go. Keselowski’s in first and Ky. Busch is in second.5:09 p.m. — Caution is out with 55 laps to go. Ross Chastain is stopped on the high line in Turn 2.5:06 p.m. — Blaney passes Kyle Busch in lap 440 to move up to third.4:59 p.m. — Kyle Busch is closing in on Elliott in lap 420 for the second spot. 4:53 p.m. —100 laps to go in the final stage. Lap 400: With 100 laps to go, here’s how the top 10 looks: 2, 9, 18, 12, 4, 19, 11, 41, 3, 10#STP500 | #NASCAR— NASCAR Alerts (@NASCAR_Alerts) March 24, 20194:46 p.m. — The green flag is back out. Lap 378 begins with Keselowski in the lead and Elliott in second.4:40 p.m. — Caution on lap 371 after Tifft hits the wall in turn 2.4:34 p.m. — The Chevy’s are dominating the top 10 with 132 laps to go.3 Chevys in the top 10: Elliott (1st), Austin Dillon (8th), Bowman (10th).#NASCAR— Daniel McFadin (@danielmcfadin) March 24, 20194:30 p.m. — Suarez moves up to ninth, passing Logano in lap 348.4:24 p.m. — Elliott surpasses Keselowski to take the lead in lap 324. Keselowski led 319 of the first 324 laps.Take a look at the pass on @keselowski by @chaseelliott following the restart.📺: @FS1 | @MartinsvilleSwy pic.twitter.com/YRYwXLd4Cs— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20194:18 p.m. —On lap 315 there’s a penalty on Clint Bowyer for entering too fast. He’ll start at the end of the field. 4:12 p.m. — Second Elliott is hanging close with first place Keselowski. The gap between first and [email protected] | @chaseelliott pic.twitter.com/LSvKFQUxs9— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20194:07 p.m. — Almirola has come out strong in the final stage and maneuvered his way into the 10th spot in lap 293. An eventful restart from @Aric_Almirola bouncing between two @JoeGibbsRacing cars!📺: @FS1 | @MartinsvilleSwy pic.twitter.com/g6D6DwIXfn— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20194:01 p.m. — The final stage is underway from Martinsville Speedway!3:53 p.m. — Stage two is complete! Keselowski comes out with the sweep through stages one and two. Lap 260: Stage 2 results are as follows:1. Keselowski2. Blaney3. Hamlin4. Elliott5. Truex Jr.6. Almirola7. Harvick8. Bowyer9. Suarez10. Logano#STP500 | #NASCAR— NASCAR Alerts (@NASCAR_Alerts) March 24, 20193:49 p.m. — Joey Logano is making a run! He holds the ninth spot with 12 laps to go in stage two. Things are starting to look up for Joey Logano’s #STP500 [email protected] | #OrangeVanilla pic.twitter.com/MILDjhNPdI— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) March 24, 20193:38 p.m. — Busch drops to11th after being passed by Jones for the 10th spot. 3:34 p.m. — Keselowski laps Jimmie Johnson in turn four on lap 210. A difficult day so far for nine-time @MartinsvilleSwy winner @JimmieJohnson.He goes down a lap to @keselowski in Stage 2. pic.twitter.com/hMTamuBz2k— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20193:27 p.m. — Lap 187: Keselowski holds a half-second lead over Elliott. Hamlin’s in third and Blaney’s in fourth.3:22 p.m. — Elliott moves up to the second spot to pass Hamlin in lap 173.3:11 p.m. — The caution flag is out early in stage two for lap 146. There’s debris on turn four. 3:07 p.m. — Stage two is set, and we’re off!2:58 p.m. — Keselowski holds off Elliott to win stage one.Lap 130: Top-10 results in Stage 1.1. Keselowski2. Elliott3. Almirola4. Hamlin5. Blaney6. Bowyer7. Logano8. Truex Jr.9. Ky. Busch10. A. Dillon#STP500 | #NASCAR— NASCAR Alerts (@NASCAR_Alerts) March 24, 20192:51 p.m. — Almirola takes away third from Hamlin on lap 111. 2:44 p.m. — Clint Bowyer passes Joey Logano to get in fifth place on lap 82. Stage 1 has seen plenty of bump-and-run [email protected] drives past @joeylogano into the top five on @FS1. pic.twitter.com/7z1qikf9Kc— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20192:34 p.m. — First caution of the day after McDowell makes contact with the wall, out of turn four on lap 65.Caution is out for @Mc_Driver, bringing out the first yellow of the day.#STP500 | @MartinsvilleSwy pic.twitter.com/XeGQiAIoST— NASCAR (@NASCAR) March 24, 20192:31 p.m. — Keselowski continues to lead Hamlin heading into Lap 62. The NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series made its way back to the East Coast after a big weekend in California. Sunday’s STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway was the first short-track race of the season.Brad Keselowski received his second victory this season in his dominating performance at the STP 500, maintaining the lead through 446 laps out of 500. Chase Elliot knocked him off the first spot briefly in the final stage, but it didn’t last longer than 49 laps. last_img read more