VINTON, Iowa – Due to the threat of additional rain, the Friday, June 3 race program at Clay County Fair Speedway in Spencer has been canceled. The IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season resumes at Spencer next Friday, June 10. Boyd, Texas, Raceway also canceled its Friday program due to rain.
“The lads have found it easy to integrate with them. You have to try and get your best team on the pitch, it is about finding out how fit the new lads are and whether you take a little bit of a chance. “The big thing with signing new players is, I think they are all good, but how quickly do they settle in? It takes time and some people take longer to settle in so it is always a gamble.” That gamble did not pay off for Holloway whose mass changes unsettled the dressing room at Selhurst Park and saw him depart in November to be replaced by Pulis. The 56-year-old has since guided Palace to five league wins, enough to take them just above the bottom three and level on points with Saturday’s opponents West Brom. The Baggies have surprised many by their struggles this season but Pulis will not be underestimating Pepe Mel’s side. “I think every club will have good times and bad times,” he said. “The important thing is to keep focused, they have got some good players and they have got a lot of experience in the Premier League and it will be a tough game for us. “Whether you are on the same number of points, above them or below them, the big thing is that you stay focused on what you try and do to get the three points.” Neither Marouane Chamakh nor Cameron Jerome have scored for the Eagles in the Barclays Premier League since the turn of the year, with Palace the lowest scorers in the top flight having netted just 15 goals in their 24 league fixtures so far. Scott Dann, Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley, as well as goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, were all brought in by Pulis on transfer deadline day and the trio of outfield players have scored 13 goals between them this campaign. Now the former Stoke boss is hopeful they can add another dimension to his side at Selhurst Park, with West Brom the visitors on Saturday. “We need to score more goals full stop,” Pulis said. “But we also need to share the goals more around the team, we are a little bit disappointed that we haven’t scored as many goals from set-pieces as well because we have some big lads in the team. “We have got to contribute all over the pitch, irrespective of who scores, the main thing is that we have the firepower to score from all over the pitch.” Pulis had made no secret of wanting to add to his squad in the transfer window, with the Eagles currently sitting just one point and one place above the Premier League relegation zone. The Welshman finally got his men at the close of the window but was pleased to avoid a mass recruitment drive similar to that of the summer where predecessor Ian Holloway welcomed 16 new recruits. “Well we haven’t signed 16 players that is for sure,” Pulis added. “It came together okay. What we tried to do and what we tried to achieve we ended up getting there so that is pleasing. Tony Pulis is hoping his January signings can help take the goalscoring burden away from his shot-shy strikeforce. Press Association
“And [Saturday] night, they had nothing, we had nothing in the tank.”The great thing about this team is they always bounce back because they have so much pride.”But what they’ve accomplished — this team has the best record over the last four seasons of any four-year period in the history of the NBA. What they’ve done is just remarkable.” Stephen Curry spoke of his admiration for the Warriors’ culture after they reached 50 regular-season wins for a sixth straight season by beating the Pistons 121-114 on Sunday.The back-to-back NBA champions responded in style to their 35-point loss to the Mavericks on Saturday as the returning Curry, rested the previous night, led the team with 26 points. Golden State, atop the Western Conference standings and already assured of a playoff place, now boast a 50-23 record with nine games still to play before the postseason begins.”It’s kind of surreal, to be honest,” Curry told reporters after the game.”You talk about the history of the organization, how hard it is to win NBA games, win championships and string together [wins] year after year after year….it takes a collection of talented guys, a commitment to trying to put together the best team possible every year.The Dubs clinched their sixth straight 50+ win season with the winRelive the best moments with #JBLxGSW pic.twitter.com/YPQizF9MBD— Golden State Warriors (@warriors) March 25, 2019″That’s front office, coaching staff, all the way down. So, I think I have a true appreciation for what we’ve been able to do and want to continue it for as long as we can.”Despite boasting a roster stacked with All-Star talent, Warriors coach Steve Kerr feels there is not a true appreciation for how consistent his team is game after game and year on year.”It’s hard for anybody to understand what these guys go through — physically, emotionally, spiritually, trying to defend the crown, trying to win the title, trying to stay on top of the mountain. It’s hard,” he said.
When does the NHL season start for 2019-20? Hockey fans should brace themselves, because it’s almost here.Preseason action has been exciting, with many players making an impact at training camp and doing what they can to prove their worth to their respective clubs. A lot of teams are also expected to impress after impressive offseasons; Jack Hughes and P.K. Subban are bringing more depth to the New Jersey Devils, the New York Rangers have high-scoring wingers now in Kaapo Kakko and Artemi Panarin, the Florida Panthers have Sergei Bobrovsky between the pipes and the Vancouver Canucks got stronger on defense.Here’s everything you need to know about the NHL’s 2019-20 season openers, including the start date and TV schedules for all 31 teams.MORE: Watch NHL games with fuboTV (7-day free trial)When does the NHL season start?Date: Wednesday, Oct. 2The regular season kicks off on Oct. 2, and the NHL has an exciting slate lined up for opening night.First off, the defending Stanley Cup champion Blues will get to raise their banners against an interesting opponent: the Capitals, who hoisted the Cup just a year prior. It was both team’s first title in franchise history.Washington will be without Evgeny Kuznetsov for their season opener, as he’s serving a three-game suspension for “inappropriate conduct” after testing positive for cocaine during the IIHF World Championship in May. Another playoff rematch is also in the works on opening night with the Golden Knights getting a rematch against the Sharks. In Game 7 of the first round of the 2019 playoffs, the Sharks were down 3-0 halfway through the third period, when Cody Eakin received a controversial major penalty that led San Jose to score four straight power-play goals. Ultimately, they won in overtime, eliminating Vegas, who made the Cup Final in their first season in 2017-18.The Maple Leafs will also see familiar faces in their season opener against the Senators, with former assistant coach D.J. Smith serving as the Ottawa’s bench boss and Ron Hainsey, Tyler Ennis and Nikita Zaitsev suiting up for the Sens.NHL TV schedule for 2019 opening nightTime (ET)MatchupTV channel7 p.m.Senators vs. Maple LeafsSportsnet8 p.m.Capitals vs. BluesNBCSN10 p.m.Canucks vs. OilersSportsnet10:30 p.m.Sharks vs. Golden KnightsNBCSNNHL schedule for 2019-20Here a list of the season openers for all 31 teams as well as start times and TV channels.Anaheim Ducks: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Coyotes (10 p.m. ET, PRIME, FS-A, FS-A PLUS)Arizona Coyotes: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Ducks (10 p.m. ET, PRIME, FS-A, FS-A PLUS)Boston Bruins: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Stars (8:30 p.m. ET, FS-SW, NESN)Buffalo Sabres: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Penguins (7 p.m. ET, ATTSN-PT)Calgary Flames: Wednesday, Oct. 3 at Avalanche (9 p.m., ALT, SNW)Carolina Hurricanes: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Canadiens (7 p.m. ET, TSN2, RDS)Chicago Blackhawks: Friday, Oct. 4 at Flyers (2 p.m. ET, NBCSP)Colorado Avalanche: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Flames (9 p.m., ALT, SNW)Columbus Blue Jackets: Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, TSN4)Dallas Stars: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Bruins (8:30 p.m. ET, FS-SW, NESN)Detroit Red Wings: Saturday, Oct. 5 at Predators (8 p.m. ET, FS-D)Edmonton Oilers: Wednesday, Oct. 2 vs. Canucks (10 p.m. ET, SN)Florida Panthers: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Lightning (7 p.m. ET, SUN, FS-F)Los Angeles Kings: Saturday, Oct. 5 at Oilers (10 p.m. ET, HNIC, FS-W)Minnesota Wild: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Predators (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN)Montreal Canadiens: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Hurricanes (7 p.m. ET, TSN2, RDS)Nashville Predators: Thursday, Oct. 2 vs. Wild (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN)New Jersey Devils: Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Jets (7 p.m. ET, TSN3)New York Islanders: Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Capitals (7 p.m. ET, NBCSWA)New York Rangers: Thursday, Oct. 4 vs. Jets (7 p.m. ET, MSG, TSN3)Ottawa Senators: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Maple Leafs (7 p.m. ET, SN)Philadelphia Flyers: Friday, Oct. 4 vs. Blackhawks (2 p.m. ET, NBCSP)Pittsburgh Penguins: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Sabres (7 p.m. ET, ATTSN-PT)St. Louis Blues: Wednesday, Oct. 2 vs. Capitals (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN)San Jose Sharks: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Golden Knights (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)Tampa Bay Lightning: Thursday, Oct. 3 vs. Panthers (7 p.m. ET, SUN, FS-F)Toronto Maple Leafs: Wednesday, Oct. 2 vs. Senators (7 p.m. ET, SN)Vancouver Canucks: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Oilers (10 p.m. ET, SN)Vegas Golden Knights: Wednesday, Oct. 2 vs. Sharks (10:30 p.m. ET, NBCSN)Washington Capitals: Wednesday, Oct. 2 at Blues (8 p.m. ET, NBCSN)Winnipeg Jets: Thursday, Oct. 3 at Rangers (7 p.m. ET, MSG, TSN3)
MASON CITY — The preliminary hearing has been set for a Mason City man accused of crashing into a house after allegedly trying to run over people he was involved with in an altercation. Mason City police say they were called shortly after 12:20 Friday morning to the area of 1st and North Tennessee after multiple 9-1-1 callers reported a man crashed his car into a house and was armed with a gun. On arrival, officers found a car that had crashed into the east side of a home at 1046 1st Northeast. 19-year-old Zachary Baker-Ostrand called 9-1-1 to report he was involved in a collision, with medics finding Baker-Ostrand near the intersection of 2nd and North Tennessee complaining of injuries. After further investigation, it was discovered that Baker-Ostrand was allegedly involved in an altercation with the residents of 22 North Tennessee, where he is accused of trying to run over one of the residents with his vehicle, and then crashing his car into the house across the street. Baker-Ostrand allegedly had a BB gun that he started shooting at 22 North Tennessee, walking up to the front of the house, shooting out the front door window, kicking in the door and threatening the occupants. Baker-Ostrand was charged with first-degree burglary, a Class B felony, as well as assault with the intent to inflict serious injury, reckless driving, and failure to provide proof of insurance. He remains in the Cerro Gordo County Jail on a total of $25,000 bond. He’s due in court for his preliminary hearing next Monday.