Wet track conditions KO Marshalltown

first_imgBy Jeremy Fox MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 2) – Races for tonight at Marshalltown Speedway have been canceled because of wet conditions. Next Friday night, May 9 is the annual Cliff Chambers Memorial program presented by Local UAW 893.last_img

Dodgers’ Cody Bellinger will start All-Star Game, won’t participate in Home Run Derby

first_imgHe said he has declined an invitation to take part in the Derby this year.“They already called and I said, ‘No, not this year,’” Bellinger said, adding that it wasn’t because he didn’t enjoy the experience in 2017. In fact, he called it “the best part” of his All-Star participation.“I loved it,” he said. “I had my dad there (Clay Bellinger pitched to his son in the derby). It was great. This year, I just want to have that first day to be off and enjoy everything. Things can get pretty hectic.”Bellinger said he has watched the Derby in years past and saw all the All-Stars who aren’t participating laying on the grass in front of the dugouts and having a great time.“That’s going to be me this year,” he said, acknowledging that he might make a different choice next year when the All-Star Game will be played at Dodger Stadium. It is possible he could have a Dodgers teammate to root on. Joc Pederson (who lost in the final to Todd Frazier at the 2015 All-Star Game in Cincinnati) currently is tied for ninth in the NL with 20 home runs. He said he hasn’t received an invitation yet. Like Bellinger, Pederson said he enjoyed participating in the Derby.“It was so much fun,” he said. “It was an incredible experience.”ROSTER MOVESA day after making his major-league debut, Tony Gonsolin was returned to Triple-A. Left-hander Caleb Ferguson went with him. Ferguson has a 5.48 ERA and 1.74 WHIP in 22 appearances with the Dodgers this season.“The fastball command and the ability to strike that needs to be more consistent. And he understands that,” Roberts said of Ferguson’s second demotion this season.“The ability to strike the curveball hasn’t been there for quite some time. I don’t think it’s been there this year. Although you have a good fastball, if it’s not located where it should be more times than not, guys are going to hit it. That’s kind of where we’re at right now. He’ll be fine. He’s just got to go out there and continue to execute.”In their places, the Dodgers recalled lefty reliever Zac Rosscup and infielder Edwin Rios from Triple-A Oklahoma City. It is Rios’ first trip to the big leagues and Roberts said he could start at third or first during the series in Colorado.WATER-LOGGEDDodgers closer Kenley Jansen has twice had episodes of atrial fibrillation during trips to Colorado resulting in heart procedures (including the most recent one last November). His doctors believe dehydration at Denver’s altitude might have triggered the episodes.“Well – if you’re a human being, you’re going to think about it. I’m not going to lie,” he said. “I’m sending my EKG to my doctors to make sure I’m fine. I check my EKGs (on his cell phone) every day.”And Jansen has taken precautions to avoid dehydration – eight liters of it every day.“That’s what he (his cardiologist) said – drink a lot of water,” Jansen said. “I’m tired of (going to the bathroom), believe me. Eight liters of water is a lot of water.”UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Hyun-Jin Ryu 9-1, 1.27 ERA) at Rockies (RHP Antonio Senzatela 6-5, 4.91 ERA), Friday, 5:40 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available), 570 AM Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorcenter_img DENVER — Dodgers outfielder Cody Bellinger will be in the starting lineup for this year’s All-Star Game in Cleveland. But he won’t be in the Home Run Derby.The leading overall vote-getter in the “Primary” voting of this year’s revamped All-Star selection process, Bellinger was one of the top three in the “Starters” voting conducted Wednesday and Thursday online. Bellinger, Milwaukee’s Christian Yelich and Atlanta’s Ronald Acuña Jr. will be the National League’s starting outfield.Dodgers manager Dave Roberts will also manage the NL team again this year and said he would line that group up with Bellinger in center field (the position he played much of last season before moving to right field this year), Yelich in right and Acuña in left.It will be Bellinger’s second All-Star Game in his three big-league seasons but his first start. As a rookie in 2017, he was named to the NL team as a reserve and also participated in the Home Run Derby at Marlins Park.last_img read more

Sushil may move court if trial not called

first_imgNew Delhi, May 14 (PTI) His chances of a third successive Olympic appearance hanging in balance, two-time medallist Sushil Kumar will not hesitate in going to Court if his demand for a trial against Narsingh Pancham Yadav is not accepted by the Wrestling Federation of India. Sushil has already taken the matter to the doorsteps of Prime Ministers Office but is yet to get a response from the government. “We are still awaiting a response. Sushil has asked for a meeting with the Prime Minister and we are waiting for a reply. Expecting that the government would respond to Sushils appeal,” Sushils mentor Satpal Singh told PTI. “Sushil is hoping to get a call for a trial and doesnt want to go to court. But the option of moving the court cant be ruled out if the matter is not resolved,” he added. Sushil has appealed to the Prime Minister, IOA, Sports Ministry, Wrestling Federation of India and the fans to give him a chance to undergo a trial for the Rio Games. Besides sending a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi, requesting for a meeting with him, and urging the Sports Ministry, IOA and WFI, Sushil also uploaded a video message with a hash tag Justice4Sushil, where has appealed to the fans on his Facebook and Twitter page to support him to undergo a trial with Narsingh in mens 74kg freestyle. Today Sushil has uploaded another video, where he is seen to be training hard, with a message reading “Even in this hour of uncertainty, I am not shying away from working hard. Decision is yours.” His appeal has got a tremendous response from the fans in the last two days. According to the rules, a quota belongs to the country and not to a particular wrestler. “Sushil is getting the support of people from every nook and corner of the country as he is not wrong in asking for a trial. Whoever is best in any category should represent the country at the Olympics. So, between Sushil and Narsingh, whoever wins the trial in 74kg should go to Rio,” said Satpal. Narsingh has been staking his claim to represent India at the Olympics since last year when he had secured a quota place at the World Championship in Las Vegas after winning a bronze in 74kg. While Sushil, who missed the event due to a shoulder injury, has been demanding a trial. WFI has been giving hints that it is not too keen on holding the trial in 74kg as it might prompt a few other wrestlers to demand trials in other weight divisions as well. Keen to avoid any trouble, WFI had asked the Sports Ministry to take a call. However, the Ministry had put the ball back into the Federations court. PTI CM AH CMadvertisementlast_img read more