Saturday opener for Crystal

first_imgIMCA Modifieds return to the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing program. Gates open at 4:30 p.m. with racing at 7:30 p.m. Grandstand admission for adults is $12 and $5 for kids ages 5-11, and pit passes are $30. CRYSTAL, Mich. – Crystal Motor Speedway starts the 2019 season this Saturday, April 20.  For more information, call the track office at 989 235-5200 or visit the website at crystalmotorspeedway.comlast_img

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NBA trade rumors: Bulls searching for deal to move Kris Dunn

first_img“Kris is going to have opportunity because he’s under contract, but we understand as an organization that’s a position that if we’re to make a step in the right direction, that we’re going to have to address.”Dunn’s “trade value is low to nonexistent,” multiple league executives told the Chicago Tribune after the season. NBA free agency rumors: Robin, Brook Lopez teaming up with Bucks Kris Dunn may be in a new uniform soon.The Bulls are searching for a deal to move the 25-year-old guard, according to a report from Sports Illustrated, which cites unidentified league sources. Chicago reportedly acquired Tomas Satoransky in a sign-and-trade Monday and also selected Coby White out of North Carolina with the No. 7 pick in the 2019 NBA Draft, which could make Dunn expendable.The Chicago Bulls are searching for a trade that would move point guard Kris Dunn, league sources say.— Jake Fischer (@JakeLFischer) July 1, 2019Dunn averaged 11.3 points and six assists while shooting 42.5% from the field in 46 games in 2018-19. But, he struggled with turnovers and was inconsistent for long stretches. Related Newscenter_img NBA trade rumors: Bulls may be open to dealing almost anyone on their roster “I only control what I can control,” Dunn told The Athletic in an interview after the 2018-19 season. “This summer, I’m excited because I actually know what my game is moving forward. The best thing for me is to be aggressive. I think that’s when I’m at my best. When they needed me to be aggressive, look at the numbers. The numbers don’t lie.”The Timberwolves originally selected Dunn out of Providence with the fifth pick in the 2016 draft. He spent just one season in Minnesota before he was sent to Chicago as part of the Jimmy Butler deal.“I’m not selfish,” Dunn said. “I do whatever it takes to win. I think the two years I’ve been here I showed what I can do defensively as a point guard. I made big-time shots. I took over games. Some people might let that go under the carpet, but it’s alright because I know what I can do. I’m not scared of the moment.”Bulls executive vice president of basketball operations John Paxson said the team hasn’t “given up on” Dunn.“I think he has defensive abilities,” Paxson said in mid-May, via The Athletic. “But we have to get better at that position, there’s absolutely no question in my mind.last_img read more

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Perry defeats Allderdice to remain undefeated in closed gym

first_imgby Malik VincentPerry did what they needed to do to leapfrog the defending City League champion Allderdice.They beat them, at home, last Wednesday 74-67 behind senior guard Marcus Smith’s 22 points. In the process, they became the only team left in the City League with an undefeated 7-0  record.“Our team has been working really hard lately,” Perry coach Marco Corona said. “We have a lot of seniors and our goal is to obviously win the City and gain some momentum, heading toward the State playoffs.”Allderdice’s Justin Dobbs scored a game-high 23 points. Ben Mickens and Cameron Bailey were also in double-digits with 15 and 11, respectively.“Allderdice is a very tough team,” Corona added. “They won the title last year. This year, we have increased from two seniors on our roster to five. We look at it as our last opportunity at glory and they’re chomping at the bit that they don’t let it pass us by.Christian Perkins and Bruce Grover rounded out players for Perry in double-figures with 17 and 11, apiece.There were no fans, supporters, student section, or community—an odd occurrence at first glance. Last year’s game at Perry high school was packed to capacity, but this time around, the Commodores’ coach Marco Corona said that “25 people were there, tops.”Sources indicated that after the Perry and Carrick game that was played on Jan. 18, there were shots fired in the neighborhood of the North side school.“Some people thought that the person who fired the shots was at the Carrick game,” said Perry senior forward Greg McGhee. “I don’t think that is the case though.  I think it was someone else who wasn’t even there.”His coach, Corona, has a similar view.“I just think it was someone from around the neighborhood,” he said. “I honestly don’t think it had anything to do with our school in any way.”Nonetheless, school officials made the decision to close the game to the general public because of what Corona says was a “precautionary measure.”“It was our first night game of the year at home and I think that they just wanted to take precaution to the possibility of any problems,” he said. “They want everybody to be safe.”“They wouldn’t even let our dance team into the game,” McGhee said. “It felt very different to play under those circumstances.”A member of the band, honor roll student, and vice president of Perry’s class of 2011, Tiysha Harris really expected to be able to cheer her Commodores to victory.“It was really hurtful whenever (the administration) told us that we could not attend,” Harris, who attends every home game, said. “They were concerned about our safety and I respect that. But I’m not sure if I agree with not letting us be there. We care about the team. Maybe they could have moved up the time or something.”She also pointed out that she believes the shooting happened somewhere on Perrysville Avenue, not in the general area of the school, itself.“Perrysville is a long street,” she said. “It didn’t seem like it was that close.”(Malik Vincent can be reached at [email protected])OTHER GAMES:The games that were scheduled last Friday were all postponed and were rescheduled for Feb. 9.Wednesday, Jan. 191. Peabody beat Langley, 59-44, behind a game-high 16 points by Ted Bell. Dameon Arrington and David Brown were also in double-figures with 12 and 10, respectively. Michael Williams led Langley with 11 points.2. Schenley survived Carrick, 59-50. Brandon Johnson led all scorers with 18 points. Arthur Smith and Aaron Gale added on 16 and 10, each. Mike Talton and Lance Archer had 15 and 10 for the Mustangs.3. Westinghouse snuck past Oliver, 41-39, for its first conference win of the season. Gary Herndon (12) and David Pryor (10) led the Bulldogs. Devin Lyles had 18 to lead the Bears.STANDINGS:Team    Conf.    Ovr.1.    Perry    7-0    10-22.    Allderdice    6-1    8-43.    Schenley    6-2    9-54.    Carrick    5-2    7-45.    Peabody    3-4    4-56.    Brashear    2-5    3-97.    Westinghouse    1-6    3-98.    Langley    1-6    1-129.    Oliver    1-6    1-12GIRLS RESULTS:Wednesday, Jan. 191. Allderdice crushed Perry, 76-34, behind a game-high 24 points by Janay Bottoms. Three others were in double-figures for the Dragons: DaJai Beasley (15), Ashley Cox (14), and Lanise Saunders (14). Marritta Gilcrease led the Commodores with 16.2. Langley ousted Peabody, 48-34. Kayla Bartok and Jordyn Cunningham each led the Mustangs with 13 points. Semaj Pamplin and Teauthay Littleton had 11 and 10, respectively.3. Schenley pounded Carrick, 52-8. The Raiders didn’t score at all in the second half. Carla Reed and Taylor Smith each put up 20 points for the Spartans. Sara Nielson led Carrick with 6 points.4. Westinghouse cruised past Oliver, 58-32. Jasmine Myers (20), RoiShay Myers (14), and Kayla Key (12) each had double-digits for the Bulldogs. Tay’Rah Scott had 12 to lead the Bears.STANDINGS:Team    Conf.    Ovr.1.    Allderdice    7-0    9-32.    Westinghouse    6-1    9-43.    Brashear    5-2    6-44.    Perry    5-2    5-85.    Schenley    4-4    4-86.    Langley    3-4    6-57.    Carrick    1-6    1-88.    Peabody    1-6    1-99.    Oliver    0-7    1-9(Follow our continuing coverage and add your comments to our website at www.newpittsburghcourieronline.com.)last_img read more

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Thoroughbred Aftercare Non-Profits to Award $1,500 Prize at Upcoming Horse Show

first_imgCARMA and CANTER-CA Sponsor Woodside Preliminary 3-Day Event ChallengeARCADIA, Calif., May 26, 2016 – Thoroughbred racehorses are among the world’s top athletes. With their tremendous bravery, speed, endurance and willing attitude, these horses have plenty to offer equestrians – even when they retire from racing. To help promote Thoroughbreds in their second careers, California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit dedicated to providing funding for the rehabilitation, retraining and/or retirement of Thoroughbred horses that have raced in California, and CANTER-CA are sponsoring an elite horse show – the Woodside Preliminary Challenge.The highly anticipated 3-day event competition showcases the talent of the horses and riders by testing their skills in dressage, show jumping and cross country. One of the Thoroughbreds participating in the Woodside Preliminary Challenge is CTR Stony Creek – a graduate of the CARMA Placement Program, which helps facilitate the transition from racetrack to aftercare organizations. Originally placed with CANTER-CA in late 2012, Stony Creek was adopted by Lauren Henry from the organization and become a successful show horse.“Horses like Stony Creek are the reason we enthusiastically support retraining and adoption for off-track Thoroughbreds,” said CARMA Executive Director Lucinda Mandella. “Thoroughbreds are wonderful athletes and his success in eventing demonstrates that. Despite a less than satisfactory career on the racetrack, Stony Creek has become a star in the horse show world, and certainly for his owner Lauren.”Together, CARMA and CANTER-CA will be presenting the $1,500 High Point Off-Track-Thoroughbred Award to the top placing Thoroughbred finisher. There are 21 retired racehorses facing off for the accolade, most of whom raced in California.“CANTER is proud to be partnering with CARMA in presenting this award for the fourth year, honoring the OTTB High Point Winner at Woodside. This award celebrates the breed and highlights and promotes the achievements of retired thoroughbred racehorses in second careers”, said Ali Dacher from CANTER-CA. “CANTER California also would like to thank racehorse owners, the Eggert Family, for supporting second careers for retired racehorses and generously donating a portion of this year’s award.”The Woodside Preliminary Challenge will be held on Friday May 27 through Sunday May 29, 2016 at the Woodside Horse Park in Redwood City, CA. The renowned equestrian center is approximately 272 acres – boasting novice to advanced level cross country courses, eight arenas and exercise track and ideal viewing areas for spectators.For those looking to help retired racehorses launch their second career, please visit www.carma4horses.org to donate.###About California Retirement Management Account:CARMA (California Retirement Management Account) is a charitable 501 (c)(3) organization formed to assist Thoroughbred rehabilitation and retirement organizations that facilitate the care and retraining of horses who raced and retired in California. CARMA ensures the racehorses have retirement options by managing and disbursing funds to qualified retirement facilities caring for such horses.About CANTER:CANTER is a national 501c3 non-profit dedicated to providing retired racehorses with new careers through rehabilitation, retraining and rehoming. www.canterusa.orgMedia Contact:Natalie Rietkerk, [email protected](626)574-6654last_img read more

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