Brandon Jones signs with GMS Racing for 2015

first_imgThe 17-year-old will run 16 races in the Truck SeriesGMS Racing announced Monday that it has signed 17-year-old Brandon Jones as the driver of its No. 33 Chevrolet for 16 races this season in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series. FULL SERIES COVERAGE• Latest news • Standings • ScheduleJones — who drove for the Statesville, North Carolina-based team in two truck series races last season — joins Spencer Gallagher in the GMS driver lineup. The Atlanta native is also scheduled for part-time duty in the NASCAR XFINITY Series this year for Richard Childress Racing.”I’m happy to be back with GMS Racing for the 2015 NASCAR Camping World Truck Series season,” Jones said in a release provided by the team. “We ran well in my two previous starts with the team, and GMS Racing had strong runs throughout the 2014 season. Having the opportunity to run with GMS Racing is an awesome opportunity. I cannot wait to continue my development with the team.”Jones will partner with veteran crew chief Shane Huffman, who guided all five of the teenager’s truck series starts last year — three with Turner Scott Motorsports and two with GMS. Jones’ best finish in eight career Camping World Truck Series starts was a fourth place at Dover International Speedway last May.Jones finished fourth in the developmental NASCAR K&N Pro Series East last season, claiming an impressive victory in August in a combined race for the East and West circuits at Iowa Speedway. Jones also has two wins in three career starts in the ARCA stock car series.last_img read more

Looking Back On Los Alamos High School Sports 2020 With Offensive Player Of The Year Aiden Semelsberger

first_imgAiden Semelsberger in-bounds a ball in front of a Santa Fe Prep Griffin. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Aiden Semelsberger steals the ball from a Roswell Coyote during the Cernicek Tournament. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Aiden Semelsberger battles a St. Pius Sartan player for the ball in the semifinal game of the state soccer playoffs. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com The Topper Soccer team poses for a photo following the final game of the 2020 season after finishing in second place in the state soccer playoffs. They lost to Los Lunas 2-1. The Topper soccer team had a great season with many outstanding players under the direction of Head Coach Ron Blue. One of the stand out players was Aiden Semelsberger. Semelsberger was chosen the offensive player of the year and for good reason; he scored 20 goals and 21 assists from 61 shots for the 2020 season. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.com Aiden Semelsberger scored the only goal for the Toppers in the semifinal game against St Pius Sartans, which the Toppers won in a shootout 4-3 to progress the championship game. Photo by John McHale/ladailypost.comlast_img read more

SeaBird Nominates New Chairman

first_imgSeaBird Exploration Plc has nominated Åge Korsvold as the new Chairman, after Henrik Christensen decided to step down.The Nomination Committee has performed a search of suitable candidates, and has resolved to propose that Mr. Åge Korsvold is elected as new Chairman. The proposal has been discussed with Mr. Christensen, the Board of Directors and certain principal shareholders, who support such proposal. Åge Korsvold is currently a board member of i.a. Timex Group B.V., Sapa AS, Green Resources AS, and Aweco Invest AS. Previous engagements include roles as CEO of Orkla, Kistefos and Storebrand.Given that the proposal for a new Chairman of the Board of Directors has already been agreed, Mr. Christensen, the Board of Directors and the Nomination Committee have agreed that there is no reason to postpone implementation of the proposal until the annual general meeting, scheduled for 13 May 2014. On such basis, the Board of Directors has resolved to call for an extraordinary general meeting where it is proposed to change the Board of Directors as indicated above.If the proposal is approved, the Board of Directors will consist of Åge Korsvold (Chairman), Kitty Hall, Kjell Mathiassen, Melvin Teigen and John Olav Økland. The Nomination Committee proposes no change to the remuneration currently payable to the chairman of the Board, however, so that in the event that the work of the Chairman exceeds 10 full working days per year, the Chairman shall be entitled to invoice the Company an additional amount for each such full working day. The Nomination Committee will issue its formal recommendation in due course.Press Release, March 12, 2014last_img read more

Boffins offer primers for courtroom science

first_imgEasy-to-understand guides on scientific evidence could be introduced in courts as part of joint efforts to explore common interests between lawyers and scientists.The lord chief justice, Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh have announced a joint project to develop a series of ‘primers’ on scientific topics, designed to assist judges, legal teams and juries when handling scientific evidence.The first primer will cover DNA analysis.Lord Thomas of Cwymgiedd, the lord chief justice, said the project was the ‘realisation of an idea the judiciary has been seeking to achieve’. The Royal Society and Royal Society of Edinburgh ‘will ensure scientific rigour’, he added.The primers will cover the limitations of the science, challenges associated with its application and an explanation of how the scientific area is used within the judicial system.Royal Society executive director Dr Julie Maxton said: ‘This project had its beginnings in our 2011 Brain Waves report on Neuroscience and the Law, which highlighted the lack of a forum in the UK for scientists, lawyers and judges to explore areas of mutual interest.‘We are very pleased to be building on this piece of work and playing a leading role in bringing together scientists and the judiciary throughout the UK to ensure that we get the best possible scientific guidance into the courts – rigorous, accessible science matters to the justice system and society.’Last year Supreme Court justice Lord Hughes told expert witnesses that he envisaged primers could be used in ‘modest’ matrimonial disputes, where assets such as a house or ‘modest’ ISA were ‘suitable for a single expert’.He said primers would not put expert witnesses out of work, as there would ‘always be disputed territory beyond the agreed minimum and there will always be litigants who need to go there’.last_img read more

Fatal Standoff In Big Lake Ends Early Friday

first_imgThe suspect died on scene after attempts at life saving measures. The woman and child are safe. The Alaska Bureau of Investigation is on scene conducting an investigation. Next of kin notifications are under way.The name of the involved officer(s) will not be released for 72 hours, per department policy. FacebookTwitterEmailPrintFriendly分享A suspect has been killed after a standoff in Big Lake. Officers say he came to his front door with his three-year-old son, a pistol, and a shotgun. The incident reportedly started at 3:30pm Thursday when Alaska State Troopers say the man called 911 and “made threatening statements that he was going to kill everyone in his residence.” Officers responded and activated their Special Emergency Reaction Team (SERT). Negotiations continued into the late evening, when the suspect’s girlfriend was able to exit the residence. The child remained inside.center_img At about 12:20am, the suspect reportedly came to the door with the child and two guns. Officers say the suspect “placed the child in imminent danger.” He was shot by a SERT member. A search warrant was obtained for the residence and an arrest warrant was obtained for the suspect. The front door to the residence was “breached to establish communications with the suspect.”last_img read more

South Africa, Australia resume battle after tempestuous first Test

first_imgPORT ELIZABETH, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa and Australia resume their battle, while looking to temper hostilities and histrionics, in the second Test of the four-match series at St George’s Park tomorrow, just four days after the visitors won the opener by 118 runs.It was a result that maintained Australia’s long-standing Test dominance on South African soil but was overshadowed by spats both on and off the field that have left the participation of Australian vice-captain David Warner in doubt.The feisty opener is to answer an International Cricket Council (ICC) charge for a staircase scuffle with wicketkeeper Quinton de Kock after they traded barbs out in the middle and continued the conflict on the way to the changing rooms.Warner faces a level two charge that could see him suspended for the second Test, while South Africa’s de Kock faces a lesser offence.The outcome of the disciplinary proceedings is not likely to be known until the eve of the Test and overshadows the build-up after a good Australian victory at Kingsmead.The bowling of Mitchell Starc and a strong batting performance by the tail in their first innings proved the difference between the sides in Durban, where the wicket was slower than anticipated but made for a gripping contest.Much the same is predicted for Port Elizabeth with Starc ominously warning that Australia’s bowlers could do better.“The reversing ball is going all right this season but there’s maybe a little bit of work to do with the new ball and getting a few more early wickets,” he said.South Africa were poor in the opening innings but put up a good fight in the second, where they were set a mammoth 417-run chase and fleetingly looked capable of achieving it before their resistance crumbled.“We would have liked to start the series on a positive note. There are quite a bit of learning opportunities for us to take going forward,” South Africa captain Faf du Plessis said.“We will need to take a lot more responsibility with the bat. We didn’t have a great start with the bat but saw great character – from the young guys -which started their series off well.”The 23-year-old Aiden Markram was the only centurion in the Test, his 143 confirming his potential at the top of the order for the home team.last_img read more

“Don’t be tempted by bribes” immigration officials warned

first_imgSeveral customs and immigration officials participating in national border security training were on Monday warned against taking bribes, as this could undermine security.Caricom Assistant Secretary General, Dr Douglas Slater urged officials working in the area of border security to resist the temptation to accept bribes.While addressing the opening of the workshop at the Police Training Centre, the Caricom official said law enforcement agents were vulnerable to inducements for many reasons.Top Police, immigration and customs officials including Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud (fourth from left); and Citizenship and Immigration Minister Winston Felix (centre)Assistant Secretary General Slater told officers that they had a responsibility to act professionally, and to be vigilant and compassionate. He said if they stepped aside from these values, it had the potential to create great chaos.“With the economic situation in our Region, you are going to be faced with a challenge – the temptation of corruption and I am saying that plainly because we know that our workers within our border protection agencies, they do have that temptation and the criminals are out there making offers,” the official said.He also urged the officers to become familiar with the Caricom Single Market and Economy (CSME) framework and the rights of the free movement of Caribbean people, as this was an important issue that must be taken into account by all border control officials across the Region.Meanwhile, Guyana’s Citizenship Minister Winston Felix, a former Police Commissioner, echoed similar sentiments, urging the officials not to fall prey to corruption.“Fight the corrupt elements; don’t let them get to you. They get to you, they destroy you and, by extension, they destroy the image and reputation of the Government,” he asserted.Felix also highlighted the fact that many people were caught daily with false immigration stamps in their passports and this was an issue in many countries.In his comments, Police Commissioner Seelall Persaud observed that Guyana has the political will to stamp out terrorism and other forms of organised crime.He said this was fully supported by the Government. “In Guyana, we are fortunate to have the political will to deal with crime and violence. That is a necessity – political will is a necessity to deal with the crime and violence problems that exist today,” he said.The workshop is being organised by the Caricom Implementation Agency for Crime and Security (IMPACS); the European Union and the United States Customs and Border Protection.The training will enhance the capacity of border security officials to identify and intercept persons, goods or vessels travelling across borders by illicit means or with illicit intent.The workshop’s training tools and manuals have been developed to facilitate harmonised standards and practices, policies and procedures to be used by Caribbean countries.last_img read more

Flock To Developers: We’re Using Firefox Add-Ons Now

first_imgTags:#Product Reviews#web Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting On Tuesday, Flock revealed the new version of their social browser, Flock 2.0. At the time, the company made a point to mention that most Firefox extensions would work in their browser, too, including one of our favorites, Greasemonkey. However, yesterday, Flock Community Ambassador Evan Hamilton sent out an email to all Flock developers about some changes the company had decided to make. The email made it clear that Flock had not just decided to support Firefox add-ons, they were killing all the Flock-specific add-ons, too.According to Evan’s email:Extensions.flock.com has had a bumpy history. There’s a fundamental issue here: there are very few Flock-specific extensions, and a great many Firefox extensions that are already hosted on addons.mozilla.org. The architecture behind extensions.flock.com is not mature, and we have historically been unable to devote valuable developer resources to this.  It’s unrealistic (and doesn’t make a lot of sense) to try to create our own system on the level of addons.mozilla.org until we have more Flock-specific extensions. Our admiration for the work Mozilla has done extends to addons.mozilla.org…AMO really is the best experience for getting extensions. With that in mind, we have cut the fat that is our unwieldy extensions system.Sorry Developers, We Took Down Your Flock Extensions The email goes on to inform the developers that the company had removed all the extensions from the site that are not Flock-specific – that is, any extensions that take advantage of some unique feature within the Flock browser itself. In addition, the Drupal back-end from extensions.flock.com has been removed which means no more comments or ratings on posts and no more automatic submission system. Any developer wanting to submit an extension going forward will need to email [email protected] instead.For visitors to the Flock web site, the new extensions page will point them directly to addons.mozilla.org. sarah perez A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai… According to Flock, the changes will allow the company to move forward focusing only on Flock-specific extensions, and finally, themes. As we noted earlier, customization is an important aspect to the browser experience. Something as simple as being able to skin Flock could make the transition easier for those making the switch. Flock’s Real Message: We’re Just A Version Of FirefoxWe think Flock’s decision to separate their extensions from Firefox’s extensions is a good one. Although their email promoted the idea that this just freed up time for Flock to focus on other aspects of their project, that’s probably not the whole story here. Flock wants to appeal to the social media crowd, a group that typically includes a large number of Firefox users. But in the past, Flock had set themselves too far apart from the Firefox community and gave off the impression they were really an alternative browser. Now that Flock has upgraded to the Firefox 3 codebase and lets you use nearly all the Firefox extensions, the message they’re sending is that they aren’t that different after all, they’re just a version of Firefox 3 with nifty social features. In other words, you get the best of both worlds: Firefox 3 and social media integration.Will this change in direction work and help Flock pick up some steam? It’s possible. If you can move to a new browser which works like your old one and take all your extensions with you, the experience is much less painful. Now all they need is some sort of extension import wizard and we’ll be all set. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Marketlast_img read more

Adelaide Test Day 3 blog: Kohli stands out with his ton in Adelaide

first_imgWelcome to India Today Online’s coverage of the fourth and the final Test match of the Border-Gavaskar Trophy from Adelaide. Score | Report | PhotosIt’s 26th January – the India celebrates its Republic Day is also the Australia Day. India started on the backfoot with 61/2 in reply to Australia’s first innings total of 604/7, but ended on a slightly brighter note.Virat Kohli scored his maiden Test ton even as the top-order fell apart to some incisive Aussie bowling. At close on Day 3 Australia were 50/3 after the Indians were bowled out on 272. The match is still very much alive. Do join us tomorrow?..Adelaide Test Day 35:35 pm – STUMPS – Australia are 50/3 in their second innings with Ricky Ponting (1) and skipper Michael Clarke (9) at the crease against India A ton by Virat Kohli followed by quick wickets at death. Is the match heading India’s way – Not yet. It all depends on how India bats in the second innings.Aussies Captain Michael Clarke comes in to bat. 5:22 pm: WICKET – 11.4 overs Ashwin to Ed Cowan, out Lbw!! Ashwin has accounted for both the openers. This one dipped in a bit and hit Ed Cowan on the pads as he looks to flick after shuffling to the off stump. He is hit plumb in front. Ed Cowan lbw b Ashwin 10 (Aus 40/3) Ricky Ponting steps in 5:20 pm: WICKET – 10.6 overs Zaheer to Shaun Marsh, out Lbw!! Marsh gone. Fuller length delivery swinging in sharply, it hits Shaun Marsh on the pads as he looks to flick. Umpire Dharmasena had a good, hard look at it and rules in favor of the bowler. Zak has done it once again, gets another left hander out. Marsh’s dreadful run continues. Shaun Marsh lbw b Zaheer 0 (Aus 40/2)advertisementShaun Marsh comes in 5:14 pm: WICKET – Unfortunately the Aussie plan fails as Warner falls. 9.6 over Ashwin to Warner, out Caught & Bowled!! First wicket for Ashwin in the second innings. Tossed up delivery on the pads, Warner hits it straight back in the direction of Ed Cowan, Ashwin comes across and takes a good low catch. Soft dismissal really. Warner c and b Ashwin 28 (Aus 39/1) 5:00 pm: With a few overs left for the day Aussie openers Warner and Cowan are going steady. The Aussies would be hoping to start fresh tomorrow with all their wickets in place. 4:45 pm: Aussie openers Ed Cowan and David Warner are at the crease.Australia have not enforced the follow on. For some this might be the first moral victory for India, but the Aussie skipper Michael Clarke is thinking on a different track. He wants to give his players the much-needed rest and considering that Wednesday was the second day in the row the Indians had to endure the Adelaide sun. Today will be the third – so in a way Team India have been fielding consecutively for three days – too tough a sunny day and that too on a batting wicket. Australia 2nd inningsInnings break (India all out for 272) – Virat Kohli scored a ton in the face of the Aussie attack led by pace spearhead Peter Siddle, who claimed five wickets in the innings. A good day for the Aussies on Australia Day. India trail by 332 runs at the end of their first essay.4:28 pm: WICKET – Kohli falls and that’s the end of the innings for India. 95.1 over – Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, out Lbw!! Low full toss on the leg stump, Virat Kohli looks to slog across the line and misses it. He is hit right in front of the stumps, Aleem Dar’s finger went up in a jiffy. But what a knock from Kohli. Hilfenhaus, Hussey and Warner congratulate him as he makes his way back. Virat Kohli lbw b Hilfenhaus 116 (India all out for 272) Umesh Yadav comes in4:20 pm WICKET – 93.6 overs Hilfenhaus to Ishant, out Bowled!! It is Hilfy’s turn to smile, but he isn’t smiling. Fuller length delivery on the off stump, Ishant looks to defend, plays inside the line and misses. The ball crashes into the off stump. Ishant must have been expecting another short ball, but got a fuller one instead. He has played a sweet little cameo. Aus set to take a huge lead. Ishant b Hilfenhaus 16 (Ind 263/9)4:15 pm: Ryan Harris to Ishant, FOUR, good length delivery on the off stump, Ishant drives it uppishly through the point region for a boundary. Wow! Ishant is all charge up. No wonder both Delhi-mates are in the middle.Virat Kohli celebrates after scoring his ton. Photo: AP4:05 pm: CENTURY for Virat Kohli – 91.1 Siddle to Virat Kohli, 2 runs, drives a good length delivery outside off and gets to his hundred. Punches the air, lets out a flurry of expletives. He is the first batsman from this India squad to get to the three figure mark. That’s Kohli’s maiden Test hundred and the first one for an Indian player in this series. What better way to do it when the chips are down.4:00 pm: Some verbals between Virat and an Aussie fielder during the changeover, Ricky Ponting steps in to calm things down.advertisementOff Twitter: BeefyBotham (Ian Botham) – @warne888 (Shane Warne) how did you end up the other night…??? Enjoy Aussie day sure you will..!!!3:56 pm: Siddle to Ishant Sharma. Off Twitter: Siddle hat-trick ball 151.2kmh. Salute Sharma: he kept it out.Ishant Sharma comes in  3:53 pm WICKET – Another one for Siddle. Siddle to Zaheer, out Caught by Haddin!! Five wicket haul for Siddle. Dreadful shot from Zak. Brain-explosion. Length delivery outside off, Zaheer clears his front leg and went for a swing. He gets an outside edge which is lapped up by Haddin. Siddle is on a hat-trick. Zaheer c Haddin b Siddle 0 (Ind 230/8)Zaheer Khan steps in3:50 pm WICKET – Oops! The Kohli-Ashwin partnership falls even before it could take off.  87.1 overs – Siddle to Ashwin, out Lbw!! The umpire and the bowler change, this time the batsman is given out LBW. Looks to be going down the leg stump. Fuller and angled on the pads, Ashwin looks to flick it, is struck on the pads. Loud appeal from the Aussies and Aleem Dar’s finger went up in a jiffy. India lose two quick wickets, Ashwin was looking composed at the crease. Ashwin lbw b Siddle 5 (Ind 230/7)3:35 pm – Second session – Ravichandran Ashwin comes in and he has the ability to bat. His maiden Test ton against the West Indies at the Wankhede is a reminder. This should be a good partnership for India. Meanwhile Kohli is just nine runs short of his 100. And if he does it it would be his maiden Test ton. 3:25 pm: TEA – India are 225/6 with Virat Kohli (91) in the middle. India still 180 away from avoiding the follow-on though.Kudos to Saha for his superlative effort. Maybe MS Dhoni takes a leaf out of his book when it comes to batting.3:14 pm: WICKET – The Kohli-Saha partnership on 114 runs finally breaks. 84.4 over Ryan Harris to Saha, out Bowled! Oh dear. Complete misjudgment from Saha. Hold on. Is it a no ball? Not at all. Full delivery pitches just outside off, Saha shoulders arms but the ball nips in a touch to hit off stump. That was surely not pitching too wide to be left alone. Harris strikes just before Tea, and India’s search for a wicketless session continues. Saha b Ryan Harris 35 (Ind 225/6) and it’s TEA3:00 pm: Kohli continues to bat on and his partnership with Saha is becoming rather tough one to break for the Aussies. So this wicket is a batting wicket afterall.  advertisementBack home in New Delhi, PM Manmohan Singh along with the three services chiefs pays homage at the Amar Jawan Jyoti… WATCH LIVE (9:45 am IST)2:40 pm: 72.2 Lyon to Virat Kohli, FOUR, more positive batting. This pair continues to take on the spinners. Given air and width outside off, Kohli stretches and leans into the cover drive and plays it wide of the fielder there, was a bit uppish but in the gap. 200 up for India as the two youngsters battle on in Adelaide. Off twitter: Before the series someone tipped Kohli to be India’s highest run scorer in the series. He still has 60 to go before he catches Sachin!2:10 pm: 62.5 overs Lyon to Saha, 3 runs, nicely played, goes deep in the crease, allows the ball to turn in and then late-cuts it to third man, partnership: 51. Nice! Off twitter: A century by Virat Kohli can send Laxman packing. Also a century by Saha would make MS Dhoni nervy.Virat Kohli raises his bat post his half-century in Adelaide on Thursday. Photo: AP2:00 pm: 61.5 overs Hilfenhaus to Virat Kohli, FOUR, what a shot to bring up his FIFTY! Second consecutive half century for this wonderful talent. Full and straight ball, he gets half forward and flicks it right between mid wicket and mid on, the fielder near the ropes gives chase but he had no chance. Superb shot, one of the very few positives of this disaster of a tour for India. solid resilience there.1:45 pm: Kohli and Saha continue to thwart the Australia attack. It’s high time the seniors learn something from the juniors.1:30 pm: Virat Kohli and Wriddhiman Saha continue to bat at the Adelaide Oval. If the two continue the way they are and put on a good total on board, it should Definitely be an eye-opener for India’s top-order batsmen.    1:10 pm: Second session – The post lunch session should follow the familiar script. So you can expect what is going to happen. If it doesn’t, then India would have done well. And they say it’s a flat wicket!12:40 pm: LUNCH – India are 122/5 with Virat Kohli (21) and Wriddhiman Saha (5) at the crease.Shane Warne tweets: A good thought for the day & true… “Many people spend their life trying to make it better, unfortunately they forget to live it” enjoy xWriddhiman Saha, right handed bat, comes to the crease 12:16 pm: WICKET – 46.1 Lyon to Laxman, out Caught by Haddin!! End of Laxman. Well deserved wicket for Lyon. Ordinary shot from VVS. Extra bounce for Lyon, ripped this off break, it pitched and bounced outside off, Laxman tried to run it down and the faint edge was well taken by the keeper. Laxman c Haddin b Lyon 18 (Ind 111/5).Virat Kohli steps in11:30 am: WICKET – Another one and this time it is Gautam Gambhir He was looking tentative. 33.5 overs – Siddle to Gambhir, out Caught by Michael Hussey at gully!! Brute! Fab catch from Hussey diving forward as well. Where did that come from? On such a flat wicket to produce a snorter like that tells volumes about Siddle’s character. Short one into the chest area of Gambhir, who didn’t expect it at all. He was in no position to play that, offered his bat as a shield and it went off the handle. It seemed to be falling short, but Hussey ran in and then dived forward to cup it just as the ball was about to kiss the turf. Gambhir c Michael Hussey b Siddle 34 (87/4).VVS Laxman walks in11:15 am: WICKET – Oh ho! The Master Blaster has gone and it’s Siddle, who does the job for Australia. 31.2 overs – Siddle to Tendulkar, out Caught by Ponting!! Is Tendulkar out? They are checking for the no-ball and the catch. Both are clean. Tendulkar has to go. Loud cheers from the crowd after it is confirmed that Sachin is out. Good ball from Siddle, drew Tendulkar into the forward defence, Tendulkar made the mistake of playing with an open face and the low edge was scooped up at 2nd slip. No doubts about the catch – straight in and well held by Ponting. Reward for persistent bowling from Sid. Tendulkar c Ponting b Siddle 25 (Ind 78/3).11:00 am: Australian trying as hard as possible on this flat Adelaide track. Amazing how their pace spearhead Peter Siddle just got the ball to rise and it went past Gautam Gambhir. They call it the ‘throat ball’. The Aussie pacer usually trouble the tail-ender with that ball, but today they seem to be using it against India’s top-order batsmen. 10:45 am: Sachin Tendulkar rotates the strikes even as Gambhir tries hard to get his rhythm going. A little adjustment of his crouch by Tendulkar and there a good one towards the deep and a few more runs on board. Let’s not forget the Master Blaster is still chasing his elusive 100th international ton.10:30 am: Happy Republic Day to all back home and let’s wish the same for Team India in Adelaide. The Motto for the day for India: The Motto of the Day for India: Stay on the middle as long as possible. Gautam Gambhir and Sachin Tendulkar are at the crease. Gambhir, a little tentative, Tendulkar, in better state.last_img read more

The Reload: Elite 2019 QB Target Calls OSU Visit ‘The Best’

first_imgChaney also has offers from Baylor, TCU, Wichita State and OSU. If you’re thinking the schools, geographically, are a little weird, it’s because Chaney recently played for Frisco Liberty in Texas before transferring to Findlay Prep in Nevada last July.Findlay Prep has been an NBA talent producing factory over the years, with Avery Bradley, Anthony Bennett, Cory Joseph and Tristan Thompson claiming Findlay as their alma mater since its origination in 2006.Three teammates offered over the weekendTrinity Christian School prospect Joey Baker of Fayetteville, North Carolina, reported a scholarship offer from OSU this week. Baker is a top-25 national prospect in the 2019 recruiting class with close to 20 offers who is considered a North Carolina Tar Heels lean — although his in-state school has yet to pull the trigger on him yet. Baker is an uber-athletic combo forward who can score it and play around the rim.He’s averaging 16 points per game on the Under Armour Circuit and has emerged as his teams go-to scorer for Team Felton. Two of his other Team Felton teammates were also offered over the weekend.Mike Boynton has offered 2020 wing Silas Mason, 2019 guard Joey Baker and 2018 big man Immanuel Bates. All three @TeamFeltonBBall products.— Kyle Boone (@PFBoone) May 8, 2017Immanuel Bates is a 6-foot-9 power forward with 15 offers from the likes of UConn, Georgia Tech, Georgia, Cincy and others. Silas Mason, meanwhile, is an up-and-coming 2020 prospect whose first Power 5 offer is from the Cowboys. Watson is a 6-foot-6 small forward who has the frame and the talent to be a legit Division I player, and it seems OSU is looking to get ahead of that train.Here’s a little scouting of Watson from Phenom Hoop Report, who hosted him for an event last April.“Marcus Watson for CP3 was the true heart and soul of this team. He always came through when his number was called on offense, and was a top tier defender at multiple positions. Blessed with great length and size, Watson could play as a big guard, ideal wing, or even as a stretch big in the right circumstances. Range was excellent extending out past the three-point line; showed great intelligence at all times, really a do-it-all type of player.” [Phenom Hoop Report]2018 big man Reggie Chaney offered scholarshipFindlay Prep big man Reggie Chaney is another hoops target to emerge this week on the radar of Mike Boynton and his staff. Chaney is a 6-foot-7 prospect—typically the size you see in a small forward, especially in the Big 12—but he’s classified as both a power forward and center at recruiting service websites. The Reload is PFB’s recruiting recap, catching you up to speed on the latest news and rumors regarding Oklahoma State recruiting.Grant Gunnell calls OSU ‘best visit’The premier quarterback in the 2019 class, Grant Gunnell, has already garnered 25 offers from the likes of OSU, Texas A&M, Florida State, LSU and others. And to this point in his recruitment, his unofficial visit to Stillwater is the one that stands out to him thanks to the efforts of offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich.“They’re the first guys to jump on with me to be the first offer,” Gunnell told Scout of Oklahoma State. “That’s really special to be their first offer. Coach (Mike) Yurich is really awesome. That’s probably the most special visit I took. He put together a video of me in their offense with the same exact plays of me throughout the years. It was probably the best visit.”Gunnell is ranked nationally as the 54th best overall prospect in the 2019 class and the No. 2 ranked quarterback in the country, closing in on 5-star status. He says he’ll likely release a list of his top schools later this spring. Oklahoma State will be on the list but, as he broke down in the Scout story, he’s weighing options between landing with an air raid system or a pro-style system.“They both have their pros and cons,” he said of both systems. “I think it’s just that. You have to look at how the coach fits well with me and how I want to be coached, the head coach stability and stuff like that.”2019 SF Marcus Watson offered scholarshipA quick description for Watson in one word: under-recruited. (or is that two words?) Watson is a small forward from Clemmons, North Carolina. He holds offers from OSU, Iowa, LSU, Georgia and Mercer, despite being ranked as a top 100 prospect in the 2019 class.center_img While you’re here, we’d like you to consider subscribing to Pistols Firing and becoming a PFB+ member. It’s a big ask from us to you, but it also comes with a load of benefits like ad-free browsing (ads stink!), access to our premium room in The Chamber and monthly giveaways.The other thing it does is help stabilize our business into the future. As it turns out, sending folks on the road to cover games and provide 24/7 Pokes coverage like the excellent article you just read costs money. Because of our subscribers, we’ve been able to improve our work and provide the best OSU news and community anywhere online. Help us keep that up.last_img read more