Daniels takes IMCA Stock Car thriller at Stuart

first_imgRamsey Meyer won the make-up event for Sport Compacts. By Josh Reynolds Daniels took the hard-fought win with Pruitt second, Gettler by a bumper in third, Brandon Pruitt fourth and VanEaton fifth in an absolute barn burner. Pruitt led lap 17 but as he pushed up a bit coming out of turn four, Daniels pounced and moved to the in­side. After some contact in turn one, Daniels got position out front with the top four under a blanket as they came down the backstretch on the last lap. STUART, Iowa (June 19) – Josh Daniels was the winner of an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car thriller Wednes­day at Stuart Speedway. VanEaton moved to second on lap six, but at the halfway point Daniels snuck into the runner-up position. Lap 16 saw another yellow and this made for an exciting finish. Jeremy Gettler led lap one with Chris Pruitt swinging past to take the top spot on lap two, just before the caution came out. When the cars roared back to life it was Pruitt leading Gettler and Todd VanEaton through lap five.  Josh Gilman dominated in taking another IMCA Modified victory. Brandon Cox paced the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Brayton Carter collected the Karl Kustoms Northern SportMod checkers. Mitchell Bunch was best in the Mach-1 Sport Compact main. Josh Daniels was the winner of an IMCA Sunoco Stock Car thriller Wednesday at Stuart Speedway. (Photo by Jim Zimmerline)last_img read more

Inter Milan ace brushes off transfer talk amid Man United and Leicester interest

first_img Jeison Murillo in action for Inter Milan 1 Jeison Murillo, the Manchester United and Leicester City target, insists he will not consider his future until after this month’s Copa America.The 24-year-old is in high demand following an impressive first season at Inter Milan, who he joined from Granada last summer.New United boss Jose Mourinho is a big admirer of the defender and it has been suggested that he will look to make him one of his first signings as manager.Meanwhile, Premier League champions Leicester have tracked Murillo all season and may fancy their chances of luring him to the King Power Stadium with the offer of Champions League football.West Ham, Stoke and Everton have also been credited with an interest in him – but they will all have to wait until the end of this month at the earliest for any decision.Murillo is set to feature for Colombia at the Copa America, which runs until June 26, and he says he will not think about his next move until the competition is over.He told TMW: “What happens outside is there.“But I am keeping my head completely on the tournament. These matches must be addressed seriously.”last_img read more

James Harden scores 61 again, Rockets beat Spurs

first_imgTrump tells impeachment jokes at annual turkey pardon event “Me. I can sit him on the bench,” D’Antoni said. “That’s about it.”Harden scored 27 points in the first quarter and went on a late scoring run to help the Rockets pull out a 111-105 victory over the San Antonio Spurs.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSPalace wants Cayetano’s PHISGOC Foundation probed over corruption chargesSPORTSSingapore latest to raise issue on SEA Games food, logisticsThe Rockets trailed 100-94 with 4 minutes remaining when they went on a 13-2 run to regain the lead. In that stretch, Harden hit three straight 3-pointers and two tough jumpers to score all of Houston’s points. He said his mindset was simple. LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next In this file photo taken on February 27, 2019 James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets reacts after a play against the Charlotte Hornets during their game at Spectrum Center in Charlotte, North Carolina. – James Harden scored 27 points in the first quarter and matched his career best of 61 as the Houston Rockets rallied late to beat the San Antonio Spurs 111-105 on Friday. The 29-year-old NBA scoring leader equalled his career-high total which he set earlier this season at Madison Square Garden and scored more than 50 points for the eighth time this season. (Photo by STREETER LECKA / GETTY IMAGES NORTH AMERICA / AFP)HOUSTON — After James Harden scored 61 more points Friday night to match his career high, Mike D’Antoni was asked the question just about everyone in the NBA is wondering this season.Who can defend the league’s most unstoppable scorer?ADVERTISEMENT Harden was 7 of 10 from the field in the first quarter, including 3 of 4 from the 3-point line, and also went 10 for 12 from the free throw line. His 27 points in the period were the second-most in franchise history, trailing only Vernon Maxwell’s 30 in 1991.Harden finished 9 of 13 from 3, 19 of 34 from the field and 14 of 17 from the free throw line.“You’ve got to appreciate it,” Rockets point guard Chris Paul said of Harden’s run this season. “What he’s doing, that ain’t easy. I don’t care who you are.”Houston has won 13 of its last 15 games and eight of its last nine at home.Bryn Forbes led San Antonio with 20 points, while Derrick White added 18 and DeMar DeRozan had 16.DeRozan said Harden is arguably the greatest isolation scorer in the history of the game.“He’s been in the zone all year with the things he’s been doing,” DeRozan said. “He’s been remarkable. You’ve got to tip your hats to him. When a guy gets going like that, it’s tough to slow him down.”Houston led 36-24 at the end of the first quarter and 62-47 at halftime.“We gave up a million points in the first quarter, they had 19 free throws in the first half and none in the third quarter,” Spurs coach Gregg Popovich said. “You play with your heart but you play between the ears, also, so we played smarter and harder in the second half, but you can’t do that against a good team like Houston or any team in the NBA.“You’ve got to play for 48 minutes. We played the last two quarters and at the end, James put on an MVP-type performance so that’s that.” PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games PLAY LIST 02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss Wintry storm delivers US travel woes before Thanksgiving “Be aggressive,” Harden said. “We were down so we had to make shots and get stops.” MOST READ SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. center_img Big escape Harden topped the 50-point mark for the eighth time this season, compared with 10 such performances from the rest of the league combined. He matched his career-best total set earlier this season against the Knicks at Madison Square Garden.The NBA’s leading scorer surpassed the 30-point mark in the second quarter and the 40-point mark with 9 minutes remaining in the third.“I just knew how important this game was,” Harden said. “This was an opportunity for us to take care of our home so I wanted to come out with some aggressiveness.”Before Harden’s late surge, the Spurs had overcome a 15-point halftime deficit to tie the game at 81 entering the fourth quarter.“I was looking for someplace to throw up,” D’Antoni said. “I felt awful. You knew they were going to turn it around . They churned us up and started making shots, but James wouldn’t let us lose.”ADVERTISEMENT Colombia protesters vow new strike after talks hit snag Harden’s 61 points were the most ever scored individually against a Popovich-coached team.TIP-INSSpurs: Davis Bertans’ recent struggles from beyond the arc continued. Bertans entered March shooting 46.9 percent from 3 on the season but after going 1 for 10 on Friday is shooting 30.3 percent this month. … The Spurs outscored the Rockets 56-36 in the paint.Rockets: Houston has won six of the past eight games against San Antonio after losing nine of the previous 11 meetings. … PF Kenneth Faried (knee soreness) missed a second straight game despite coach Mike D’Antoni saying before the game that he had been cleared to play.TUCKER’S CONTRIBUTIONSRockets forward P.J. Tucker went scoreless and 0 for 3 from the 3-point line but had 10 rebounds, two assists and two blocks. He was frequently tasked with guarding Spurs power forward LaMarcus Aldridge, his former teammate at Texas, who scored 10 points on 5-of-13 shooting.CHEERING ON UHThe Toyota Center crowd cheered loudly when the Rockets announced an 84-55 win for the University of Houston men’s basketball team over Georgia State in the first round of the NCAA Tournament. Rockets owner Tilman Fertitta, a Houston alum who helped fund a renovated arena for Houston in 2016 at the renamed Fertitta Center, sat courtside at the Rockets game.UP NEXTSpurs: Visit Boston on Sunday. Google Philippines names new country director Private companies step in to help SEA Games hosting Miguel Romero Polo: Bamboo technology like no other Rockets: Visit New Orleans on Sunday. Bloomberg: US would benefit from more, not fewer, immigrants View commentslast_img read more