KIRKWOOD, N.Y. – James Cornell got the win when Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series came to Five Mile Point Speedway for opening night back on April 13. He’ll bring the point lead to Kirkwood when the IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modified tour returns to Kirkwood for a Friday, Oct. 10 show, the seventh of nine events on the 2014 series schedule. The feature pays $400 to win, plus a $100 bonus courtesy of Riding The Cushion, and lap money. Main event qualifiers earn a minimum of $100 when they take the green flag. There is no entry fee. Pit gates open at 4 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 4:45 p.m. Hot laps are at 7 p.m. with racing to follow. Grandstand admission is $12 for adults, $10 for seniors ages 65 and over, $5 for students 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under when accompanying a paid adult. A family pack sells for $30 and gets two adults and three seniors or students through the turnstiles. Each also gets a hot dog and a soda. More information is available on Facebook or by calling 607 775-5555. Friesen Chevrolet Empire State Series top 20 point standings – 1. James Cornell, Port Crane, 237; 2. Gary Roberts, Afton, 225; 3. Gary Smith, Harpursville, 224; 4. Matt Cole, Binghamton, 209; 5. Chris Fleming, Union Springs, 201; 6. Michael Stoddard, Binghamton, 189; 7. Keith Jack Lamphere, Monroeton, Pa., 187; 8. Tyler Stoddard, Binghamton, 173; 9. Will Ward, Cobleskill, 170; 10. Billy Ward, Cobleskill, 167; 11. Jared Spalding, Troy, Pa., 158; 12. Bumps Scutt, Cortland, 157; 13. Craig Ward, Owego, 107; 14. Brad Smith, Columbia Cross Roads, Pa., 92; 15. Michael Butler, Richmondville, 86; 16. Kenneth Buck, Canton, Pa., 82; 17. Kurt Decker, Nineveh, 81; 18. Rich Keller, Clay, 79; 19. Brian Steigerwald, Norwich, 75; 20. Jason Amidon, Monroe, 71.
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After injury-marred season, Angels starters focus on flexibility SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — If the purpose of JC Ramirez’s first competitive inning since last August was to pick up where he left off in 2017, consider Thursday a success.Ramirez mowed down a stout San Francisco Giants lineup, including newcomers Andrew McCutchen and Evan Longoria, in his return from an elbow injury that ended his breakout season.“I feel like I’m back,” Ramirez declared after a scoreless debut.The purpose of his second inning was to take the next step in his quest to crack the Angels’ starting rotation. Ramirez struck out Giants catcher Nick Hundley on a curveball in the dirt, a pitch he barely used against right-handed hitters last season. He retired the next two batters he faced in the inning, and six of seven overall, while throwing 28 pitches.A reliever throughout his major league career, Ramirez quickly established himself last year as the Angels’ most reliable starting pitcher. He went 11-10 with a 4.15 earned-run average before he was diagnosed with a partially torn ulnar collateral ligament and missed the final six weeks of the season. The 29-year-old right-hander underwent stem-cell therapy last September in hopes of avoiding major surgery. So far, the treatment has proven effective.To avoid any hesitation letting loose, Ramirez pitched two live batting practice sessions to teammates before making his Cactus League debut.“I didn’t stick back anything. I threw what I have,” he said.Ramirez’s quest is similar to that of teammate Garrett Richards, who underwent stem-cell therapy for a similar injury one year earlier. Richards was off to a promising start last season before an irritated nerve in his right biceps curtailed his progress. Shohei Ohtani fans should be patient, Hasegawa says Shohei Ohtani is making fantasy baseball leagues face difficult choices Ramirez said he has leaned on Richards for advice early in camp.“He gives me a lot of advice: don’t baby my arm, throw my normal way,” Ramirez said. “Whatever you have to do, keep doing the same thing you had to do in the past.”Now, Ramirez and Richards are among eight pitchers eyeing six spots in the Angels’ starting rotation.Richards, Shohei Ohtani, Andrew Heaney, Tyler Skaggs and Matt Shoemaker are the favored five. Right-handers Parker Bridwell and Nick Tropeano, who also pitched two scoreless innings against the Giants, can make the competition more interesting with a strong spring training.Ramirez is out of minor-league options and his track record as a reliever makes him a candidate to shift to the bullpen if needed, but Manager Mike Scioscia isn’t focused on that option.“We look for him to be in our rotation right now,” Scioscia said. “We’re going to take everything one week at a time.”OHTANI UPDATEOhtani has not taken any competitive at-bats the day before either of his first two Cactus League pitching appearances. This is one facet of the Angels’ plan to ease Ohtani into the rhythm of his first spring training in the United States.That plan, however, might cease once the regular season begins.Related Articles Angels ride late outbursts to 11-4 victory over Giants “We’re going to look very closely at it,” Scioscia said. “There’s a lot of effort a pitcher puts into pitching. Obviously it might erode some of the opportunities he has to hit. We’re going to be flexible with everything we do.“If it comes down to where he’s pitching on a day, and he’s not going to hit the day before, so be it. If he’s a day after he’s not available to pinch hit, so be it. We need to be flexible as we go through it, to work it out.”Ohtani will pitch against the Milwaukee Brewers on Friday in Maryvale.ALSOSo-called “B games,” like the one Ohtani will pitch in Friday, are rarely the domain of veterans and 40-man roster players. Yet since Ohtani is on the mound, 34-year-old catcher Rene Rivera will be behind the plate. … As it is a “B game,” Ohtani’s pitching statistics will not count toward his official spring training ledger. … The Angels’ minor league pitchers and catchers are scheduled to report Saturday. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory The Clippers are expected to pursue Leonard – a Southern California native and soon-to-be free agent – in the coming offseason. The Clippers (like the Lakers) are in position to sign a max-contract player.Related Articles Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 For now, Leonard, 27, has led the Toronto Raptors to the NBA Finals in his first season with the team. Toronto leads the best-of-seven series 1-0 following Thursday’s 118-109 victory over the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors.It didn’t take long for Rivers’ comments to gain steam on social media, where they were met with calls of “tampering,” which the NBA collective bargaining agreement describes as actions that “directly or indirectly, entices, induces, persuades or attempts to entice, induce or persuade any Player, Coach, Trainer or General Manager or any other person who is under contract to any other Member of the Association to enter into negotiations for or relating to his services.”After the fine was announced, the Boston Globe’s Gary Washburn asked NBA commissioner Adam Silver what Rivers should have done differently in the situation, having been asked about Leonard.A video of Silver’s response was posted on Washburn’s Twitter account. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The NBA fined the Clippers $50,000 for violating the league’s anti-tampering role with comments that Coach Doc Rivers made this week regarding Kawhi Leonard on ESPN’s NBA Finals preview show, the league announced Friday.On the show, which aired Tuesday, Rivers answered Stephen A. Smith’s question about whether Leonard was “the best player in basketball at this particular moment in time.”Said Rivers: “He is the most like (Michael) Jordan that we’ve seen. Like, there’s a lot of great players. … LeBron is phenomenal, KD is phenomenal. Not that (Kawhi) is Jordan or anything like that, but he is the most like him.“Big hands. Post game. Can finish. Great leaper. Great defender. In-between game. If you beat him to the spot, he bumps you off. And then you add his 3-point shooting.” “I would just say Doc’s been at this a long time,” Silver said. “And it’s not a fun part of my job ever fining anyone. And I understand the competing interests of the media, hearing a coach’s view about a current NBA player. But it’s something where there’s a bright line in this league, and you’re not allowed to do it. And head coaches or team executives in those positions need to say, ‘I’m not permitted by the league to respond to that question.’ And it’s a balance of interests, I understand that. But he, unfortunately, crossed a bright line.”The Lakers were fined $50,000 last June for a violation of the anti-tampering rule, reportedly for comments that then President of Basketball Operations Magic Johnson made about Milwaukee Bucks star Giannis Antetokounmpo: “He plays above the rim, I never could do that. But in his understanding of the game, his basketball IQ, his creativity of shots for his teammates. That’s where we (have the same thing. Can bring it down, make a pass, make a play. I’m just happy he’s starting in the All-Star Game because he deserves that. And he’s going to be like an MVP, a champion, this dude he’s going to put Milwaukee on the map. And I think he’s going to bring them a championship one day.”