Kossuth County to Salute Home Town Heroes on Veterans Night

first_imgALGONA, Iowa – Kossuth County Speedway’s salute to veterans on Home Town Heroes Night July 26 boasts $2,000 to win features for IMCA Modifieds, presented by Becks Hybrids, and for IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, presented by Altenburg Construction/Slat Replacement Professionals.Both divisions have a $50 entry fee and are draw/redraw.Thursday’s Modified feature is a 2019 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot qualifier and Harris Dash at the Clash qualifier. All weekly classes run and all points, including track, will be awarded.Veterans can show their ID to receive free grandstand admission or $10 off a pit pass.Pit gates open at 5:30 p.m. and racing follows 7 p.m. hot laps.Cars with patriotic wraps will be on display earlier in the day. More than $6,000 in prizes, including two limited edition Henry Golden Bay rifles, will be given in a drivers-only raffle.last_img read more

Cricket News After 47 Years, Australia And England Achieve THIS Feat In Ashes Series

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: England’s golden summer of 2019 has finally ended. After starting off with the series against Pakistan, England managed to achieve history by winning the ICC Cricket World Cup for the first time. In the Ashes contest, they had to overcome the brilliance of Steve Smith but they managed to hold their own. After losing the Edgbaston Test and drawing the Lord’s Test, Ben Stokes played a once-in-a-lifetime innings to help England achieve their highest chase in Tests as they won by one wicket. However, Australia retained the Urn when they won the Old Trafford Test but England ensured they would not lose a series at home as they won the fifth and final match at The Oval by 135 runs to draw the series 2-2.The drawn series was the first time Australia and England had played out a stalemate in 47 years. In the 1972 series in England, both England and Australia had played out a 2-2 draw but that was a series in which Australia were in transition. England won the first Test in Manchester but they were blown away by Bob Massie’s 16-wicket haul in the Lord’s Test. After the third Test in Trent Bridge ended in a draw, England won by nine wickets in Leeds. In the final Test at The Oval, Greg and Ian Chappell scored centuries while Dennis Lillee took a 10-wicket haul as Australia won the Test by five wickets to level the series but England had retained the Ashes after winning the previous series Down Under by a margin of 2-0.In the 1968 series, Australia won the first Test at Manchester by 159 runs and the next three Tests were drawn. At The Oval, a heavy downpour on the final day threatened to deny England victory. With the help of spectators, the groundstaff indulged in a massive cleaning up operation and play could resume. Derek Underwood picked up 7/50 as England won by 226 runs and leveled the series 1-1. In the previous series in 1965/66, both teams were once again involved in a stalemate. After the first two Tests were drawn, England won the Sydney Test by an innings and 93 runs thanks to centuries from Bob Barber and John Edrich.Also Read | Ashes 2019: Super Steve Smith Underlines Greatness With Double CenturyHowever, in the Adelaide Test, Bob Simpson smashed a double century while Bill Lawry hit a century. Garth McKenzie and Neil Hawke took five wickets apiece as Australia won by an innings and nine runs. With the final Test in Melbourne ending in a draw, the series was level 1-1. This remains the only drawn Ashes series in Australia.Also Read | Steve Smith Says ‘Amazing’ Feeling To Retain AshesThe first instance of a drawn Ashes series was in 1938. After the first two Tests were drawn and the third Test abandoned without a ball bowled, Bill O’Reilly took 10 wickets in the match as Australia won by five wickets but they suffered some nervous moments in their chase of 105.In the fifth and final Test, records tumbled at The Oval. Len Hutton notched up what was then the highest individual Test score when he smashed 364. Aided by Maurice Leyland and Joe Hardstaff’s centuries, England notched up 903/7 declared, the highest score in Test cricket at that time. Australia were handicapped by an injury to Sir Don Bradman while bowling and they suffered an innings and 579-run loss, which remains the highest loss in terms of innings in Tests. last_img read more

MLB and coronavirus: What to know about fans in stadiums, tickets, COVID-19 testing & more for 2020 season

first_imgBecause of the COVID-19 pandemic, the MLB season is getting underway this week three months later than it was supposed to begin.It’s been an absurd road to this point consisting of a complicated coronavirus prevention plan and prolonged labor dispute that threatened to wipe out the year entirely. Before that, there was one of the biggest known cheating scandals in baseball history. How do MLB rosters work in 2020?Teams set an initial player pool of 60 players from which they can draw from throughout the season, but only 30 can be active Opening Day. Active rosters will be trimmed to 28 and then 26 men by the midway point of the campaign. Without minor league action this year, some teams might give top prospects who would otherwise be stashed in their farm systems a chance to make their big league debuts.Non-coronavirus injured list stints are 10 and 45 days. If a player has COVID-19, they will join a separate list and must isolate.The trade deadline for 2020 is set for Aug. 31. So for a number of reasons it will probably feel weird to be back watching games that count on the diamond, though hopefully that sense of unease can dissipate once the 60-game season gets going.SN Q&A: A doctor answers questions about COVID-19 for the 2020 MLB seasonAre fans allowed at MLB games in 2020?Fans are not expected to be allowed at games in 2020, even as other sports such as NASCAR allow a limited number of spectators in the stands. Had the U.S. better contained the coronavirus, it’s possible MLB would have been able to phase in supporters in a socially distanced manner. But with record daily case totals and rising death counts, the league is unwilling to risk endangering its customers and employees.Are tickets available for 2020 MLB games?With no fans expected at games in any capacity — and limited press coverage — no tickets will be available for in-person attendance for the foreseeable future.What are the cardboard cutouts in the stands?Instead of fans, a host of teams are letting fans send in pictures of themselves to place on cardboard figures in the stands for all home games at various prices. Most of those cutouts will appear on TV at some point when foul balls and home runs are hit in their vicinity. It’s an idea made popular in the KBO, which has had live action for months in South Korea.Fans can purchase the cardboard cutouts on official team websites. There will also be ways to cheer and boo during games remotely through MLB.com.MORE: Underdogs who could surprise in 2020How much do the MLB cardboard cutouts cost?It depends on the team. For some, it’ll take a hefty splash of cash. The Dodgers, for example, are charging $149 for the cheapest cutouts and $299 for the premium seats. There are also much cheaper options, mostly from smaller market teams. The A’s, Royals, Rays and Mariners are among the organizations charging under $50.Where are MLB games being played during COVID-19 pandemic?Unlike the NBA, which is finishing its season in a centralized “bubble” in Orlando, MLB teams will play games in their own stadiums. The lone exception is the Blue Jays, who are not able to play in Canada under their country’s coronavirus guidelines.To help minimize travel, there will not be cross country road trips. So, no Astros-Yankees or Dodgers-Nationals matchups during the regular season.MLB coronavirus testing protocolMLB players will be tested every other day for COVID-19 and have their temperatures taken daily. If they have a temperature above 100.4, they’ll be tested immediately and sent home until they receive a negative result.There are also in-game social distancing measures being put in place. Spitting and handshakes are discouraged — a change MLB has needed to remind teams of over the past week.MORE: Here’s a complete list of MLB players opting out of 2020 seasonWhat are baseball’s new rules for 2020?The main developments will likely turn the stomachs of baseball purists. A universal designated hitter is being implemented, meaning no more pitchers at the plate in the NL. More controversial is a new extra inning rule that places a man at second base to begin each frame.last_img read more