The Sprint Unlimited Practice results

first_imgThe Sprint Unlimited Final Practice Results 1499Carl EdwardsFastenal Ford45.960195.82268-0.359-0.021 PosCarDriverTeamTimeSpeedLap ## Laps-Fastest-Next 179Marcos AmbroseStanley Ford46.298194.39345-0.697-0.152 243Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford45.612197.316413-0.011-0.011 316Greg Biffle3M Ford45.660197.1091322-0.059-0.048 1614Tony StewartMobil 1 / Bass Pro Shops Chevrolet46.146195.033519-0.545-0.001 1032Terry LabonteC&J Energy Services Ford47.020191.408212-1.114-0.050 920Matt KensethDollar General Toyota45.831196.37468-0.230-0.055 1355Mark MartinAaron’s Dream Machine Toyota45.939195.91268-0.338-0.017 89Marcos AmbroseStanley Ford46.664192.868912-0.758-0.036 878Kurt BuschFurniture Row Racing Chevrolet45.776196.61039-0.175-0.007 1124Jeff GordonDrive to End Hunger Chevrolet47.130190.961631-1.224-0.110 1122Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil Ford45.912196.027214-0.311-0.081 316Greg Biffle3M Ford45.999195.656515-0.093-0.084 1211Denny HamlinFedEx Express Toyota45.922195.98468-0.321-0.010 1948Jimmie JohnsonLowe’s Yellow Chevrolet47.749188.48688-2.148-0.611 543Aric AlmirolaSmithfield Ford46.027195.537521-0.121-0.028 45Kasey KahneFarmers Insurance Chevrolet45.676197.040820-0.075-0.016center_img The Sprint Unlimited First Practice Results 1524Jeff GordonDrive to End Hunger Chevrolet46.145195.037615-0.544-0.185 1018Kyle BuschM&M’s Toyota45.831196.374619-0.230-0.000 1832Terry LabonteC&J Energy Services Ford47.138190.92955-1.537-0.840 556Martin Truex Jr.NAPA Auto Parts Toyota45.677197.0361317-0.076-0.001 111Denny HamlinFedEx Express Toyota45.906196.053618—.——.— PosCarDriverTeamTimeSpeedLap ## Laps-Fastest-Next 129Kevin HarvickBudweiser Chevrolet45.601197.364416—.——.— 688Dale Earnhardt Jr.National Guard Chevrolet45.743196.7511320-0.142-0.066 642Juan Pablo MontoyaTarget Chevrolet46.492193.58236-0.586-0.465 Harvick, Hamlin pace the first two practice sessions of the 2013 NASCAR Sprint Cup Series season 75Kasey KahneFarmers Insurance Chevrolet46.628193.017725-0.722-0.136 222Joey LoganoShell Pennzoil Ford45.915196.014614-0.009-0.009 1248Jimmie JohnsonLowe’s Yellow Chevrolet47.339190.1181321-1.433-0.209 918Kyle BuschM&M’s Toyota46.970191.612521-1.064-0.306 429Kevin HarvickBudweiser Chevrolet45.999195.656520-0.093-0.000 742Juan Pablo MontoyaTarget Chevrolet45.769196.64038-0.168-0.026last_img read more

In senior season, SU field hockey’s Befort transitions back to original forward position

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Comments Published on November 2, 2010 at 12:00 pmcenter_img Maggie Befort doesn’t care what position she plays. She just wants to be on the field. ‘She can go wherever, whenever,’ SU field hockey head coach Ange Bradley said. And that’s why the coach is doing all she can to make sure her star player gets on the field as much as possible. That’s why — with only weeks of eligibility remaining on Befort’s four-year career — Bradley has decided to move SU’s all-time leading scorer from back to forward, a position she hasn’t played since her freshman season. ‘She knows how to find a way with no time on the clock, and she is just a great competitor,’ Bradley said. ‘She likes to shoot, she knows how to press and she can finish. That’s what we need, and that’s what we are looking for.’ For the past two seasons and the first 11 games this year, Befort has lined up as a back in the Orange’s formation. At the start of the season, she was the central hub of Bradley’s defense, the most experienced and well-decorated player on the unit.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text But after the rise of players like sophomore Iona Holloway and freshman Laura Hahnefeldt and the continued development of two experienced defenders in sophomore Amy Kee and junior Nicole Nelson, it became obvious that Befort’s talents weren’t needed as much as they were at the start of the season. On Oct. 10, in a game against Albany, Befort was unexpectedly benched for what Bradley deemed as ‘an internal team matter.’ But five days later, Befort came off the bench against Stanford at forward. Since then, she’s been a fixture at the position. Instead of keeping all five players on defense, Bradley recognized the opportunity she had. Befort is too talented to be on the bench, and with a promising group of defenders in place, a switch could be made. ‘Maggie likes to shoot and score,’ Bradley said. ‘She likes to be in the heat of it, and that’s why she is there.’ As a freshman, Befort had one of the best seasons ever by an SU field hockey player. She registered a total of 35 points with 12 goals and 11 assists in 2007. The 35 points were ninth most by a Syracuse player in a single season. Befort said her experience playing forward as a freshman is something that has benefited her this year and allowed for a seamless transition despite coming so late in the season. ‘I have played against it, I’ve watched it and I understand it,’ Befort said. ‘It’s just kind of getting the chemistry right with the other girls that play forward.’ Befort’s first weekend at forward this season came when the team was on a two-game road trip three weeks ago. She had an assist against Stanford and then became the first SU player to get a hat trick this season in the match against Georgetown. The 10 points brought Befort’s career point total to 120, the most in program history. Befort said she only had to make minor adjustments in the switch back to her old position, and it showed to Bradley in her results. ‘I guess the biggest difference is the amount of risk that you can take,’ Bradley said. ‘As a defender you are typically in a low-risk position, where you take care of the ball. As a forward you take chances and take calculated risks and try to put yourself on the line.’ Even though Befort no longer plays on the defensive side of the ball, she said she is still able to take away from her experiences as an All-Big East defender. One of the things that Befort found difficult was when an opposing player attempted to cross the ball while going at full speed. So she tries to translate some of those defensive experiences into her play on offense. ‘I kind of understand how they want me to play into them, and I understand where they are probably weak,’ Befort said. Bradley said she decided to make the change to make sure she could put the most talent on the field as possible. The Orange has won six straight games, making Bradley’s change look good heading into the Big East tournament. The coaching staff has said all year that it decides who will play where on a game-by-game basis, but when it comes time for postseason play, at least one thing is certain: Befort will be on the field. ‘Maggie is the player on our team that could play goalkeeper, fullback, halfback, midfielder and forward,’ Bradley said. ‘Maggie Befort loves to compete and loves to play for Syracuse.’ [email protected]last_img read more

US Ambassador welcomes NBA to India, shows off jaw-dropping moves

first_img SUBSCRIBE TO US READ| NBA India: Young fans learn techniques and drills as countdown begins’We are glad to bring the game of basketball to India’ The United States ambassador to India Kenneth Juster welcomed National Basketball Association to India with some jaw-dropping moves on the basketball court, as India gears up to host and witness its first-ever NBA game. US Ambassador Ken Juster showed off some spectacular moves on the court, finding the basket from half-court, from behind the board and from under his leg while welcoming the sport to India. Ken Juster said that India and America shared a good relationship via sports and used it as a strong tool for diplomacy. Ken Juster said that the US mission in India via sports focuses on bringing people together, build friendships and build values and skills both on and off the court.  Ken Juster took to Twitter to post a video welcoming the NBA, in which he is also seen in pictures with ICC Hall of Famer Sachin Tendulkar and badminton ace PV Sindhu. READ| NBA in India: 2019 tour dates, venue, tickets and schedule detailsKen Juster welcomes NBA to India READ: Ebony Hoffman excited about India’s first NBA game, praises kids’ zeal READ| First-Ever NBA Game In India To See 3000 Students Being Invited Koushik Narayanan COMMENT Last Updated: 1st October, 2019 14:53 IST US Ambassador Welcomes NBA To India, Shows Off Jaw-dropping Moves The United States ambassador to India Kenneth Juster welcomed National Basketball Association to India with some jaw-dropping moves on the basketball court Written By  Former WNBA star Ebony Hoffman is happy to be able to be part of the team that is bringing the NBA to India. “We are glad to bring the game of basketball to India and we hope that we can just bring encouragement and confidence to these kids so that one day they can reach the potential.”On being questioned about young girls who want to learn the game and the energy of the 50 kids present at the training camp today, September 30, Ebony Hoffman said, “I think the kids energy is amazing. Right now, we have Sanjana Ramesh that is at the University in Arizona, you have got at least four to five Indian girls that are making a difference and are changing their own families lives. So as long as they know there are other things outside what their normal realm is, they can do whatever they want to do regardless of Basketball, doctor or dentist,” she reiterated, “they can do whatever they want to do.” WATCH US LIVE First Published: 1st October, 2019 14:53 IST LIVE TV FOLLOW USlast_img read more