The Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500 and the Dixie Vodka 400 were both postponed, which means there’s still hope that those races will still be held later on in the season. While a makeup date has yet to be specificed for either race, the NASCAR schedule has three open weekends: April 12, July 26 and Aug. 2.As for the race scheduled for March 29 at Texas Motor Speedway, the plan is to continue as scheduled — again, for now.Update: pic.twitter.com/EyT8oSjyqc— Texas Motor Speedway (@TXMotorSpeedway) March 14, 2020NASCAR said in a statement on Friday that it “will continue to monitor this dynamic situation as we assess future race events,” which means everything could be subject to change in the future. But for now, here’s the updated schedule for the 2020 NASCAR Cup SeriesNew NASCAR schedule for 2020DateRaceTrackStart timeTV channelRadioWinnerFeb. 16Daytona 500Daytona International Speedway2:30 p.m. ETFoxMRNDenny HamlinFeb. 23Pennzoil 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway3:30 p.m. ETFoxPRNJoey LoganoMarch 1Auto Club 400Auto Club Speedway3:30 p.m. ETFoxMRNAlex BowmanMarch 8FanShield 500Phoenix Raceway3:30 p.m. ETFoxMRNJoey LoganoMarch 15Folds of Honor QuikTrip 500Atlanta Motor SpeedwayPostponedPostponedPostponed-March 22Dixie Vodka 400Homestead-Miami SpeedwayPostponedPostponedPostponed-March 29O’Reilly Auto Parts 500Texas Motor Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1PRN-April 5Food City 500Bristol Motor Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1PRN——–April 19Toyota Owners 400Richmond Raceway2 p.m. ETFoxMRN-April 26Geico 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m. ETFoxMRN-May 3NASCAR Cup Series Race at DoverDover International Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 9 (Sat.)NASCAR Cup Series Race at MartinsvilleMartinsville Speedway8 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 16 (Sat.)All-Star RaceCharlotte Motor Speedway9 p.m. ETFS1MRN-May 24Coca-Cola 600Charlotte Motor Speedway6 p.m. ETFoxPRN-May 31Kansas 400Kansas Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-June 7FireKeepers Casino 400Michigan International Speedway2 p.m. ETFS1MRN-June 14Toyota / Save Mart 350Sonoma Raceway3 p.m. ETFS1PRN-June 21Chicagoland 400Chicagoland Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-June 27 (Sat.)Kids Free 325Pocono Raceway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-June 28Worry-Free Weather Guarantee 350Pocono Raceway3:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-July 5Big Machine Vodka 400 at the BrickyardIndianapolis Motor Speedway3:30 p.m. ETNBCIMS Radio-July 11 (Sat.)Quaker State 400 Presented by WalmartKentucky Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-July 19Foxwoods Resort Casino 301New Hampshire Motor Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN——–Aug. 9Consumers Energy 400Michigan International Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 16Go Bowling at The GlenWatkins Glen International3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 23Drydene 400Dover International Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Aug. 29 (Sat.)Coke Zero Sugar 400Daytona International Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Sept. 6*Southern 500Darlington Raceway6 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Sept. 12 (Sat.)*Federated Auto Parts 400Richmond Raceway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNMRN-Sept. 19 (Sat.)*Bass Pro Shops NRA Night RaceBristol Motor Speedway7:30 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Sept. 27*South Point 400Las Vegas Motor Speedway7 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Oct. 4*Alabama 500Talladega Superspeedway2 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Oct. 11*Bank of America ROVAL 400Charlotte Motor Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCPRN-Oct. 18*Hollywood Casino 400Kansas Speedway2:30 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Oct. 25*Texas 500Texas Motor Speedway3 p.m. ETNBCSNPRN-Nov. 1*NASCAR Cup Series Fall Race at MartinsvilleMartinsville Speedway2 p.m. ETNBCMRN-Nov. 8*NASCAR Cup Series ChampionshipPhoenix Raceway3 p.m. ETNBCMRN- The sports world has been all but shut down by the coronavirus pandemic, but what exactly does that mean for the NASCAR race scheduled for Sunday, March 15 at Atlanta Motor Speedway?Well, it won’t be happening this weekend. And neither will next weekend’s race at Homestead-Miami Speedway on March 22. But neither of the races have been officially canceled — yet.
View comments MOST READ LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum In the other ties, De La Salle humbled Univesity of the East, 5-0, to take the early lead in the ladder while Adamson University barely survived University of Santo Tomas, 3-2.Andrew Pineda lead the Green Shuttlers in following up their 4-1 win over the Tiger Shuttlers, 4-1, in the opening day of the tournament.The Falcons and Eagles are at 1-1 in the team standings while the Red Warriors and Tiger Shuttlers are both at 0-2.ADVERTISEMENT Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew NCAA: Perpetual grounds Mapua for 4th straight win, moves closer to Final 4 spot Season 80 MVP Morada paired up with Alem Pelmares and trumped Remo and Keoni Asuncion, 21-17, 27-25, in the first doubles.Pedrosa, who was the Season 79 MVP, returned to action after missing the previous season with a complete rout of Fides Bagasbas 21-7, 21-15, in the second singles.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 ChrissMike Minuluan dropped Carlo Remo, 21-14, 21-15, in the opening singles match.Dawn Cuyno then paired with Minuluan to sweep Sean Chan and Sito Fernandez, 21-11, 21-13, in the second doubles match. Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. National University is off to a blistering start in its bid for a fourth straight title, drubbing Ateneo 4-1 in the UAAP Season 81 men’s badminton tournament Thursday at Rizal Memorial Badminton Hall.MVPs Alvin Morada and Ross Lee Pedrosa led the Bulldogs in their unbeaten run of 36 ties.ADVERTISEMENT
From National Lottery jackpots to regular Winning Streak appearances, it seems that Donegal people really are on a lucky streak this year.Two Donegal people have brought home a cool €53,000 in winnings from last week’s Winning Streak gameshow.Katarzyna (Katya) Galera, who lives in Bundoran, won €28,000, while Doochery man, Eamonn McCready won €25,000 on Saturday last. Marty Whelan, Winning Streak game show co-host; Katarzyna (Katya) Galera’s wife who played on his behalf; Krzystof Galera the winning recipient; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyKatarzyna (Katya) Galera scooped a tidy sum of €25,000 in cash as well as a holiday to Venice, Italy worth €3,000. The winning ticket was bought from American House, Main Street, Bundoran, Co. Donegal.Katarzyna and her husband Krzysztof (Krzys) are originally from Poland and have lived in Donegal for the past ten years. They were both working last Saturday night in their respective jobs so both missed Krzys’s name being pulled out of the Winning Streak drum by presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy.Katya works behind the bar in Madden’s Bridge Bar in Bundoran and noticed that she got text messages congratulating her. Some of her customers started saying congratulations too so she thought, being a friendly atmosphere in the bar, that it was a joke between staff and customers.That was until her eldest daughter Olivia called her to ask what was going on as she was even getting messages from friends to say her dad’s name was called out for next week’s Winning Streak. She went to a neighbour’s house and caught the end of the show and saw her husband’s name on the screen and she started to believe the good news. It was a while before she got the news to Krzys as he works as a chef and wasn’t able to take a call or reply to a message but both decided that Katya would go on the show in Krzys’ place. After all she was the one who sent in the ticket and put his name on it!The couple have two daughters: Olivia is 14 and Emma (2) – who watched her mum on TV from home.Sinead Kennedy, Winning Streak game show co-host; Eamon McGready the winning player; Jenny Fisher, Head of legal at the National Lottery and Marty Whelan, Winning Streak Game Show co-host. Pic: Mac Innes PhotographyGetting on Winning Streak could not have come at a better time for Eamonn McCready, from Doochery, Co. Donegal, not because he is in need of the money but if it was any later, he wouldn’t have been able to go on the show!Next Saturday, he will travel to Albania where he will work for the coming months, only getting home to see his family every six weeks or so.Eamonn was watching the show on Saturday when his name came out and he still finds it hard to put into words, the feeling seeing his own name come out of the Winning Streak drum. All he remembers is his wife and two kids jumping all over the living room and screaming in celebration. He has been married to Anita for the past 17 years and the couple have two kids: Jamie (15) and Rihanna (13) who were excited to cheer their dad on from the Winning Streak audience last weekend.They were joined by an equally excited Donegal crowd, made up of some of Eamonn’s eight siblings. His sister Sile watched online as she lives in Watford, UK and his brother, Daniel, who works with Eamonn will be watching from Albania as he travels out the week before his brother.Eamonn works as a supervisor for a tunnelling company called Terra Solutions, who are headquartered in Newry. Next weekend he will travel to Albania to supervise a project which he will be working on for the summer but hopes to make it home every six weeks to see the family.Eamonn is a huge sports fan and loves Donegal GAA. He says that if he wasn’t on Winning Streak he would be in Dublin at Croke Park watching Donegal tackle Meath in the football that evening. He also loves rugby and soccer and is a huge Liverpool FC fan. Eamonn has no plans as of yet as he says he is just going to enjoy every moment of the Winning Streak experience and whatever he wins, he will be happy with. It is the perfect way to spend his last weekend before he goes away with work.Eamonn’s winning ticket was bought from Crolly Filling Station.The Donegal duo’s appearance marks an amazing run for local contestants on Winning Streak. This is the sixth time in just seven weeks that people from the county have featured on the big money gameshow.Not one, but TWO Donegal players scoop Winning Streak prizes was last modified: April 1st, 2019 by Rachel McLaughlinShare 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:Winning Streak
Is age finally catching up with Sachin Tendulkar? Twice in the ongoing Test series against New Zealand, Tendulkar was caught on the crease, and his stumps were rattled.When he was bowled through the gate for a second time on Saturday, there were quite a few voices in the commentary box that felt the master batsman’s footwork was to be blamed.Sunil Gavaskar and Sanjay Manjrekar, who were on air when Tendulkar was dismissed by paceman Doug Bracewell, felt that the master batsman is not taking a big enough stride and is getting stuck on the crease.To Bracewell’s credit, he pitched the ball up despite being hit for a four down the ground off the previous ball. On that occasion, Tendulkar showed the full face of the bat to an over-pitched delivery.Bracewell altered the length a bit in the next delivery and Tendulkar tried to play it across the line through midwicket, as the ball swung back and found its way through the gap between bat and pad.”He is not taking that big stride forward,” remarked Gavaskar.Manjerakar agreed with the observation even as the two discussed how Virat Kohli, who is going through a purple patch, has been showing exemplary foot movement.Inadvertently, Tendulkar scored a half century he would have loved to avoid.It was the 50th time that cricket’s most decorated batsman was castled.However, former Test wicketkeeper Syed Kirmani felt that it was not proper to criticise Tendulkar.However, a veteran radio commentator felt that Tendulkar’s reflexes were slowing down.advertisement”Age is probably telling on him. It seems he is not as quick to play his shots as earlier,” he told Mail Today.There is no questioning the fact that Tendulkar, who now has a Test run-tally of 15,506 runs, has played right through his career under immense pressure of expectations from his legion of fans. He has enthralled them on innumerable occasions, but has also disappointed them at times.Tendulkar has found the going tough since the high of the World Cup. In 13 Tests which included the disastrous trips to England and Australia, Tendulkar has scored 814 runs at an average of 35.39, a far cry from his career average of 55.18.There has not been a single Test century from the master’s blade since January 2011.In 10 ODIs that Tendulkar has played since the World Cup, he has scored 315 runs at an average of 31.5. There was a long wait of a year before he completed his century of centuries against lowly Bangladesh in Mirpur.Tendulkar has cut down on his ODI appearances and has been focusing on Tests. He maintains that he is still enjoying his cricket and would continue to play as long as he feels motivated. His longevity has been such that he seen almost two generations of players retire before his eyes.Even Bracewell’s uncle, John, a former New Zealand off- spinner, dismissed Tendulkar in a Test way back in 1990Sanjay Manjrekar also agrees with the ex-India captain’s observation during commentary on a TV channel.
Prem trio join race for Barcelona midfielder Denis Suarezby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveDenis Suarez is not short on suitors.The Barcelona midfielder, who is unhappy at what little playing time he has received, is being linked with a loan move in the transfer window.And Sport claims that three English clubs have an interest.West Ham, Everton and Watford are the teams mentioned.An earlier report in the BBC had suggested that Arsenal may also look at Suarez as a short term option, should they lose Aaron Ramsey this month.Sport also suggests Barca would prefer a permanent transfer with a fee higher than €10 million. TagsTransfersAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say
ESPN’s college football announcing lineup will look pretty different this fall. With Sean McDonough replacing Mike Tirico on Monday Night Football and Brad Nessler reportedly headed to CBS, change is necessary. The Big Lead’s Kyle Koster is reporting ESPN already knows who will be replacing those two men on their respective broadcasts. Steve Levy Will Call College Football Games for ESPN in the Fall https://t.co/nSXt3WJQvC— The Big Lead (@thebiglead) May 11, 2016From The Big Lead:Joe Tessitore, who called Thursday night games last season in addition to hosting SEC Nation and College Football Final on Saturdays, will move to the No. 2 team, sources tell The Big Lead. The No. 3 gig will be given to Steve Levy, two sources tell The Big Lead.Nessler was the play-by-play man for that No. 2 team with Todd Blackledge; McDonough was the play-by-play man for the No. 3 team with Chris Spielman. Levy, 51, is certainly an interesting choice. He’s recently been mostly an in-studio host but has significant work as a play-by-play man for both the MLB and NHL. ESPN’s top broadcast team will remain Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit. Here’s where ESPN’s College GameDay is likely headed for Week 1. The season will be here before you know it. [TBL]
The maritime grant-making and campaigning charity Seafarers UK has published a new infographic that shows the UK’s reliance on seafarers.According to the information provided, 120,000 people from the UK work at sea, 95% of UK imports and exports are carried by ship, and many seafarers work at sea for more than nine months every year.Seafarers UK’s data also shows that the UK’s most valuable food export is chocolate, while the country imports 465,000 tonnes of potatoes every year.Take a look at the infographic below for more interesting details:CLICK TO ENLARGE
In Vancouver 2010, new facilities cost $750 million, again, not covered through operations.Then there was the peripheral infrastructure such as the Sea to Sky Highway, the Canada Line and the convention centre, which cost $3.7 billion.When it comes to operational costs, security alone for Vancouver was close to $1 billion. (Trevor Tombe) Calgarians learned a lot about a potential Olympic bid over the last week: from government funding to who the city could be competing against, and as recently as Tuesday, another councillor, Diane Colley-Urquhart, started to lean towards the no side.The question for many remains: do the games make economic sense?A lot of people like to say the success of the 1988 Winter Games shows Calgary can do it again, but a lot has changed since then and it may not be a fair comparison.There are two big spending components, the venues, facilities and peripheral infrastructure projects, and operational costs.Without taking inflation into account, University of Calgary Associate Professor of Economics Trevor Tombe said in 1988, Calgary spent $500 million to operate the games, and $400 million in new facilities; the Saddledome, Calgary Olympic Park, and the Nordic Centre, mostly paid for by government.“The amount of savings left over from the organizing committee was about $30 million or so, and that’s kind of what went into the endowment that helps operate WinSport,” he explained. (Trevor Tombe) “The level of security nowadays for the Olympics is substantially higher than what was required in the past,” said Tombe.Those are just a few of the reasons why it’s hard to compare what might happen in 2026 with what did happen 30 years ago.Tombe said Calgarians need to ask if new facilities are worth it and if the city needs the Olympics to build them, adding the games can’t be viewed as a way to make money.“I think if people are provided with accurate costing information, not misled in terms of it somehow boosting the economy beyond what it actually would have, then yeah, I think people would be able to decide for themselves whether those costs would be worth the benefits,” he explained.
FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Join 100.1 Moose FM, the Alaska Highway News, and CJDC-TV at the Lido Theatre tonight (October 2) as candidates for Fort St. John city council debate the issues facing the city over the next four years.Twelve candidates have put their names forward for six council seats and will debate their ideas on the progress they want to see made by 2022, and how they plan to get there. The forum promises to be a mix of policy and personality, with topics on the economy and development, taxes and social challenges, the arts and sports, and plenty more to help voters get to know the candidates.“After hosting separate forums for candidates in past elections, we’ve partnered to maximize our resources to cover this year’s race for council, and ensure residents get out to the polls,” said 100.1 Moose FM news director Chris Newton. Newton will moderate the debate with Matt Preprost, managing editor of the Alaska Highway News.The event is open to the public and free to attend, and questions will be taken from the audience.“We’re challenging candidates to bring forward their opinions on the last four years of city development, and their ideas for the next four,” said Preprost.The debate will be broadcast live on Facebook through Alaska Highway News, Moose FM/EnergeticCity.ca, and CJDC-TV. It will also be broadcast live on the radio through 100.1 Moose FM and 98.5 Sun FM.Voter turnout in the 2014 election was just 15 percent in Fort St. John, the lowest of all municipalities in British Columbia.The forum is being sponsored by the BC Northern Real Estate Board and Lido Theatre, with support from the Fort St. John & District Chamber of Commerce. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a candidate meet and greet, with the debate to begin at 7 p.m. Seats can be reserved by calling the Lido at 250-785-3011.The election will be held October 20, with advanced voting opportunities on October 10 and 17. Voting will take place at the Fort St. John Legion from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.
CALGARY, A.B. – Crude oil prices in Western Canada remain elevated as Alberta’s government-mandated oil production curtailments come into force.Calgary oil brokerage Net Energy says the difference between Western Canadian Select bitumen-blend heavy oil and New York-traded West Texas Intermediate oil prices was about US$12.50 per barrel on Wednesday afternoon, an improvement over the US$17.52 per barrel average for spot contracts signed last month for January delivery.The WCS-WTI discount peaked at more than US$52 a barrel in October but recovered to traditional norms or better after Alberta Premier Rachel Notley announced Dec. 2 that the province would impose curtailments of 325,000 barrels per day as of Jan. 1 on larger producers to relieve a glut of oil in Western Canada and free up export pipeline space. Tom McMillan, a spokesman for oilsands producer Pengrowth Energy Corp., says his company is complying with curtailments it was asked to make after using unspecified “options” provided by the government to reduce the impact.He says better prices are helping Pengrowth and the province has been “responsive” in addressing his firm’s concerns but he still hopes the cutbacks end as soon as possible.CEO Andrew Phillips of PrairieSky Royalty Ltd. says the recovery in price has had a “huge impact” on his firm’s bottom line and negative impacts have been negligible.He says the company, which holds petroleum mineral rights on millions of hectares in the four western provinces and earns a percentage of production from any wells drilled there, has seen its realized price for heavy and light oil increase dramatically.