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Telecky rules Hobby Stocks at Arlington

first_imgARLINGTON, Minn. (July 19) – Josh Telecky led every lap in winning his first IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock feature of the season Saturday at Arlington Raceway. Telecky was taking full advantage of his pole position start but on the second lap, Kevin LaTour rolled his car on the front stretch.Following the restart, Telecky resumed control and held off eventual runner-up Dakota Robinson the remaining laps.A rough and tumble 95.7 IMCA Sprint car feature saw Brett Allen make contact with Aaron Wisch, resulting in a violent flip by both cars. Both drivers were OK but out of the race. When the race resumed, Dustin Sargent led the first nine laps but Bruce Allen was on his tail. The veteran had moved through the pack and got by Sargent to take the lead and win his first feature of the year.Curt Lund started 10th and won the MN 93 IMCA Modified main event. Dan Mackenthun was the third and final different leader in the Annihilator IMCA Stock Car show.There was even more change up front in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMod featuyre, where 12th starting Matt Looft became the fourth and final different driver scored first across the strupe. Nate Coopman was the Mach-1 Sport Compact winner.last_img read more

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Jets’ healthy Maye makes big plays, sheds injury-prone label

first_img WATCH US LIVE  This was exactly what Marcus Maye daydreamed about as he pushed through all those frustrating hours of treatment and rehab.It’s Week 17 and the New York Jets safety is finishing the season still on the field — healthy.Maye’s first two NFL seasons included some big plays, but injuries led to even bigger doubts from some who wondered whether he could stay healthy enough to be a consistent and reliable presence in the secondary. He’s silencing all that by being all over the field — from the beginning of the season to the end.“It means a lot,” Maye said Tuesday. “In our profession, that’s probably one of the main things is staying healthy and staying available. Going into the year, that was probably one of my main goals, just being out there with the guys and just trying to be out there for my team.”The 26-year-old Maye was a second-round draft pick in 2017 out of Florida, selected 33 picks after the Jets took Jamal Adams. New York envisioned having the best safety duo in the NFL, causing matchup nightmares for opposing offenses.While Adams has developed into a two-time Pro Bowl selection, injuries have stunted Maye’s progress. Maye actually started every game as a rookie, but the last was shortened by a severe ankle injury that also caused him to miss the first three games of last season.He came back and made plays, including making some dubious history when he returned an interception 104 yards and was tackled just short of scoring a touchdown for longest INT return without scoring. But Maye broke a thumb the following week and missed a game. He played in three more contests before injuring a shoulder and missing the rest of the year.“There were definitely a lot of ups and downs,” Maye said. “It’s just something that you can’t control in our game. It’s just part of the nature. Trying to get back out there and the long offseason with the rehab and the treatment sessions, it’s definitely something that isn’t easy to go through.”Maye focused on being back for the season opener this year, and he made it.While he might be overshadowed a bit by the more vocal Adams, Maye has done his part as a crucial part of Gregg Williams’ defense. He’s fifth on the team with 57 tackles and has one interception and six passes defensed as the starting free safety.“What he’s doing on the field does not shock me,” said Adams, who considers Maye a close friend. “It shocks a lot of people outside because they don’t really watch him or understand who he is as a player. So, what he’s doing, hats off to him.”Maye was all over the field last Sunday in“He balled, bro,” Adams said. “He’s very underrated. People don’t give him his respect, but he works his butt off.”With the Steelers driving for a potential score in the second quarter,He topped that late in the fourth quarter with the game on the line when Hodges threw a deep pass on third down from the Steelers 44 and Maye twisted his body in midair, extended his left arm and knocked the ball out of James Washington’s hands to break up the pass just short of the end zone.“The quarterback threw a great ball,” Maye said. “I was just trying to find the ball, track the ball and doing what we do every day in individuals (drills) and we came out on the right end of it.”It saved the game for the Jets, and served as a reminder of just how good Maye can be when healthy.Maye hopes to continue the good fortune for one more game, and to come out of it unscathed. It would be the first time in his NFL career he would be able to focus simply on improving his skills in the offseason instead of spending countless hours with trainers.“You have a goal and that was to start the season healthy, start the season strong and to finish strong,” Maye said. “And, to get to this point now and look back at everything I’ve been through, it’s definitely a heartwarming feeling to be at this point now. Now all we have to do is finish strong.”NOTES: The Jets had a walkthrough practice, but coach Adam Gase said G Tom Compton (calf), G Alex Lewis (ankle) and WR Demaryius Thomas (hamstring) didn’t participate. … Adams was among those considered limited after returning Sunday from an ankle injury that sidelined him two games. He said he’ll be fine to play at Buffalo. When asked if he thinks the Jets owe the Bills some payback for the loss in Week 1, Adams didn’t hesitate: “Yeah, we’re coming after them. We’re huntin’, man. It’s a playoff game for us. We hear they’re going to start their starters — that’s good. We’re looking forward to the matchup, I can tell you that.”___More AP NFL: Written By COMMENT Associated Press Television News SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 25th December, 2019 12:48 IST Last Updated: 25th December, 2019 12:48 IST Jets’ Healthy Maye Makes Big Plays, Sheds Injury-prone Label  This was exactly what Marcus Maye daydreamed about as he pushed through all those frustrating hours of treatment and rehab. FOLLOW USlast_img read more

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Who is Alyssa Nakken? What to know about history-making Giants coach

first_imgOn July 20, 2020, Alyssa Nakken made history.Nakken took her place in the Giants’ first-base coaching box in the final innings of an exhibition game vs. the A’s, becoming the first woman to coach on the field in MLB history. Alyssa Nakken coaching first for the Giants 🙌 pic.twitter.com/yl8qtT6ct4— SF Giants on NBCS (@NBCSGiants) July 21, 2020Nakken was named to the Giants’ coaching staff in January, though she won’t be in the dugout during games. MLB rules dictate a seven-coach maximum during gametime. Nakken will be in uniform, but in the clubhouse during that time.MORE: 2020 MLB fantasy cheat sheetHere’s what you need to know about the ceiling-shattering Nakken:Who is Alyssa Nakken?Nakken, hired to the Giants’ coaching staff in January 2020, became the first woman to be named a coach on an MLB staff. While her official title is assistant coach, Nakken had the opportunity to coach first base for a few innings during the Giants’ final exhibition game vs. the Athletics on July 20. In her role, she will focus on high performance and clubhouse culture.But holding down the first base box is not something Nakken is unfamiliar with: She stood in the first base box a few times during intrasquad games over the summer. She worked closely alongside first base coach Antoan Richardson over the summer, overseeing outfield and baserunning instruction.But before Nakken was on the Giants’ coaching staff, she was in the San Francisco baseball operations department for six years, aiding with the team’s health and wellness programs, and served in a multitude of roles within the front office. She earned a master’s degree in sports management from the University of San Francisco in 2015.Nakken is also a highly touted athlete in her own right. A three-sport star in high school, Nakken was named to the All Pacific Coast softball conference team for all four years during her stint at Sacramento State, with a first-team nod in 2009. During her time as a Hornet, she batted .304 with 19 home runs at first base. “I feel a great sense of responsibility,” Nakken said in February (via MLB.com). “Coaching, I never saw it. This job has kind of been hidden for so long. I’m so excited to be in this role for the challenge and the opportunity to make an impact for this organization that I love.”But also, I’m excited that now girls can see there is a job on the field in baseball. It’s really cool.”Nakken is leading a women’s revolution in baseball, which includes the Yankees’ Rachel Balkovec, the Cubs’ Rachel Folden and the Cardinals’ Christina Whitlock.last_img read more