Ryan Newman updates: NASCAR driver released from hospital after Daytona 500 crash

first_imgHere is the final lap of the Daytona 500 in which Ryan Newman’s car was flipped at the line.We will continue to keep you updated on his status as we learn more. pic.twitter.com/qkEwQBpoP0— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 18, 2020″[Newman] is in serious condition, but doctors have indicated his injuries are not life threatening,” Roush Fenway Racing said in a statement Monday night. “We appreciate your thoughts and prayers and ask that you respect the privacy of Ryan and his family during this time. We appreciate your patience and cooperation and we will provide more information as it becomes available.”  Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement: pic.twitter.com/66rToCHGsj— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020Roush Fenway also tweeted out a photo of a smiling Newman with his two daughters.Ryan Newman Continues Great Improvement pic.twitter.com/xIZRiaRApi— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020Tuesday, Feb. 183:45 p.m. ET — Ryan Newman is “awake and speaking with family and doctors,” according to the official Roush Fenway Twitter account. Update on Ryan Newman: pic.twitter.com/TdJHDZ3O7O— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 18, 202011:51 a.m. ET — The president of Roush Fenway Racing said Newman remains hospitalized Tuesday morning, but a further update on the driver’s condition was not given.pic.twitter.com/WUaHmymRsU— Steve Newmark (@NewmarkRFR) February 18, 2020 Hamlin barely edged out Blaney to win his second straight Daytona 500 victory. It was the second closest race in the history of the “Great American Race.” Hamlin promptly celebrated with a fist pump and burnouts, but his focus quickly shifted when he heard the severity of Newman’s crash. “It’s a weird balance of excitement and happiness for yourself, but obviously someone’s health and their family is bigger than any win in any sport,” Hamlin said in an interview with ESPN. “We’re just hoping for the best.”First a foremost I want to give well wishes and prayers to @RyanJNewman . I had absolutely NO IDEA of the severity of the crash until I got to victory lane. There’s very little communication after the finish and i had already unhooked my radio. It’s not anyone’s fault. 🙏Rocket— Denny Hamlin (@dennyhamlin) February 18, 2020NASCAR hasn’t lost an active driver in its three major circuits since the death of Dale Earnhardt in 2001.Below are the latest updates on Newman’s condition.Ryan Newman updatesWednesday, Feb. 193:45 p.m. ET  — There is no timetable for Ryan Newman’s return, Roush Fenway Racing said in a statement. Ross Chastain will fill in for Newman starting this weekend in the No. 6 Wyndham Rewards Ford. “First and foremost, our focus remains with Ryan and his family as he continues to recover,” said Roush Fenway president Steve Newmark in the statement. “We also want to express our sincere gratitude to all of those who have offered support and taken the time to send their thoughts and prayers to Ryan, his family and everyone at Roush Fenway Racing.”1:43 p.m. ET  — Ryan Newman has been released from the hospital, according to a photo shared on Twitter by Roush Fenway Racing.Ryan Newman has been treated and released from Halifax Medical Center pic.twitter.com/J0twhGgQm7— Roush Fenway (@roushfenway) February 19, 2020Krissie Newman shared a video to twitter of Newman walking with their two daughters. Best sight ever!!! https://t.co/g1G3VDwpi1 pic.twitter.com/kMs4u8LjOL— Krissie Newman (@NewmanKrissie) February 19, 202011:50 a.m. ET — Ryan Newman is “fully alert and walking” at Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach, according to the Roush Fenway official Twitter account.center_img Ryan Newman was in the lead in the final lap of the Daytona 500, just ahead of Denny Hamlin and Ryan Blaney heading into Turn 4. Blaney bumped the back of Newman’s car, sending Newman spinning into the wall. Another car then hit Newman’s No. 6 and launched him into the air and down the speedway. The No. 6 Ford came to a stop upside down and in flames. The AMR safety team was there within seconds and Newman was taken straight to Halifax Medical Center in Daytona Beach.last_img read more

Wenger gets boost as Arsenal sink Watford

first_imgOzil was equally profligate when he weaved through on goal, only to clip his shot too close to Karnezis.There was less assurance about Arsenal towards the end of the half and Cech had to plunge to his left to save Richarlison’s header.But Watford couldn’t take advantage and Granit Xhaka’s 20-yard blast after the interval almost deceived Karnezis before he grabbed the ball just before it crossed the line.With the momentum back in their favour, Aubameyang doubled Arsenal’s lead in the 59th minute.Mkhitaryan was the catalyst, slipping a pass to Aubameyang, who beat the Watford offside trap and rounded Karnezis before slotting in his third goal since his club-record move from Borussia Dortmund in January.There was more cause for Wenger to wear a rare smile a few minutes later.Ainsley Maitland-Niles conceded a penalty with a foul on Pereyra, but when Deeney stepped up to take the spot-kick, Cech made a fine save that preserved his 200th clean sheet in the Premier League.Mkhitaryan bagged his second goal in successive matches with a low strike that crept under Karnezis in the 77th minute.Share on: WhatsApp Shkodran Mustafi’s early opener and a cool finish from Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang put them in control.In a moment of sweet vindication, Watford captain Troy Deeney, who had questioned Arsenal’s spirit earlier this season, had a second-half penalty saved by Petr Cech.Henrikh Mkhitaryan’s strike wrapped up the points, but there was concern for Wenger as Mustafi limped off in the closing stages.Arsenal, who had lost eight of their previous 14 matches in all competitions, remain in sixth place and trail fourth-placed Tottenham by 10 points ahead of their rivals’ trip to Bournemouth later on Sunday.Winning the Europa League guarantees qualification for next season’s Champions League and, with Arsenal’s hopes of achieving that goal via a top-four finish looking bleak, it was no surprise Wenger prioritised the continental competition.With the second leg against Milan looming on Thursday, Wenger rested Aaron Ramsey and Laurent Koscielny and left Jack Wilshere on the bench.Aubameyang was one of the established stars who started for Arsenal and the Gabon striker should have opened the scoring when he raced onto Mesut Ozil’s pass and shot straight at Watford goalkeeper Orestis Karnezis. London, United Kingdom | AFP | Arsene Wenger received a welcome boost as Arsenal eased a little of the pressure on their beleaguered boss with a 3-0 win over Watford on Sunday.After a wretched run left Wenger fighting to save his job, a 2-0 win at AC Milan in the Europa League on Thursday offered the Frenchman temporary respite from the torrent of abuse he has endured this season.Maintaining the momentum from that last-16 victory in the San Siro, Wenger’s side ended a run of three successive Premier League defeats with a solid display at the Emirates Stadium. Deeney had infuriated Arsenal by accusing them of a lack of “cojones” after Watford beat Wenger’s men in October.Fuelled by that jibe, Arsenal took the lead in the eighth minute.When Ozil swung a deep free-kick towards the far post, Mustafi punished slack marking by Jose Holebas and Adrian Mariappa as the German defender powered a close-range header past Karnezis.– Rare smile –Watford weren’t fazed and Abdoulaye Doucoure’s low strike deflected off Mustafi to force a good save from Cech.Cech alertly kept out Richarlison’s dipping free-kick, but Roberto Pereyra should have done better than blaze the rebound over. For the second successive home game, a significant amount of seats were empty as fans stayed away in protest at Wenger’s woes.The subdued atmosphere lent an ‘end of an era’ feel to the match, but it didn’t bother Arsenal, who had a point to prove to Watford captain Deeney.last_img read more

Bike Lanes Roll Out In Three Towns

first_imgBy John Burton Cyclists and runners now have a designated lane in portions of Fair Haven, Little Silver and Rumson, which local officials hope will be the beginning of a longer network of bike lanes. Contractors late last week and this week striped recently milled and repaved portions of Rumson and Ridge roads running through the three communities. As part of that work, the contractor, Traffic Lines, Inc., Farmingdale, is stenciling a cyclist silhouette – in traffic engineering lingo called a “sharrow,” a shared lane designation providing space for cyclists and those on foot – along the roadway.According to Monmouth County Freeholder Thomas Arnone, the freeholder board’s liaison for public works and engineering, the work along these county roads will continue through the week and will include accompanying bike lane signage.This is a major step forward for Fair Haven Mayor Benjamin Lucarelli and Rumson Mayor John Ekdahl, who advocated for the bike lanes and worked with county officials to win their support.“I think at the end of the day the idea is good,” to have these lanes, said Lucarelli.Since the sharrows first began being installed, Lucarelli said “ten people have come up to me to say thank you…They’re going out of their way to say thank you.”Lucarelli added, “What is really gratifying is seeing people use it.” With the unseasonably warm weather last weekend, he observed cyclists pedaling in the lanes. And with the formal designation “It raises awareness with cars and drivers,” he said.With the county’s plan to resurface those roadways early this fall, Lucarelli and Ekdahl saw an opportunity to get county government to allow the roads’ shoulders to have the official designation.The communities struck an agreement with county officials to equally share the engineering and installation cost.Workers this week installed bicycle lane stenciling on Rumson and Ridge roads through portions of Fair Haven, Rumson and Little Silver. Local officials hope this will be the first in an ongoing effort establishing a Two River bike lane connecting a number of local communities. Photo: John BurtonLucarelli said Fair Haven budgeted $49,000 for its share.On average, he explained, it costs roughly $1,800 to stripe a mile and about $285 for each sharrow, with signage an additional expense.Lucarelli is a cycling enthusiast who has been advocating for a Two River bike lane connecting from Red Bank east through the Rumson peninsula, on to Sea Bright and Ocean Avenue/state Highway 36. It would run through Monmouth Beach and Oceanport and loop back around to the Red Bank border. His support also had a personal and profound resonance, given Fair Haven Borough Councilman Jerome Koch was killed a little over a year ago when struck by a vehicle while out cycling in the borough.The state Department of Transportation will install bike lanes on Ocean Avenue throughout Sea Bright when it repaves the roadway in the near future, Sea Bright Mayor Dina Long said previously.The Two River Council of Mayors, an informal collection of 13 municipalities, which includes Rumson, Fair Haven and Little Silver, threw its support behind the efforts.Lucarelli and supporters see their effort as intended to encourage people to get out of their vehicles and take to bikes for transportation, recreation and for health and environmental considerations. That is the trend through much of the country and abroad, Lucarelli said in the past. But cyclists are entitled to the designated lanes for the safety of all using the roadways, advocates have stressed.Indeed, there is a considerable body of research that indicates that clearly marked lanes have a traffic calming effect. In general terms, even when no cyclists are present, drivers instinctively slow down, and cyclists, when on the roads, tend to stay in the lanes.Of those who have approached Lucarelli, “I think they all realize our leafy suburb is ripe for this,” he said.The local officials approached the county freeholders about supporting the project for the county roads, hoping the county would cover the expense. County officials were initially resistant to the idea, citing costs, liability and the complexities of having it cross multiple municipalities. Finally, both sides hammered out an agreement to share expenses, supported by Arnone who secured the remainder of freeholders’ support.“The county appreciates the commitment by the boroughs of Fair Haven, Little Silver and Rumson to advance the bicycle routes by committing to the engineering design and funding on the county roads in their towns,” Arnone said in an email response.Fair Haven resident Gail O’Reilly, a volunteer working with Lucarelli on garnering support for the lanes, said this week of this development, “I think it’s profoundly significant now that area residents have an option to travel more safely through and between our communities.”Cycling has yet to become the norm for most people’s transportation, O’Reilly acknowledged. “But it shouldn’t be the exception.”“And that’s one of our goals,” she said of the group working with Lucarelli, “to make it more readily available.”Bike lanes, under federal and state guidelines, are expected to be from 4-to-5 feet wide, depending on whether there is curbing on the road. Sharrows should be installed every quarter- to half-mile, and at every intersection, accompanied by signage.The lines and stenciling are done with a thermo-plastic compound that’s expected to last approximately three years, said Dave Cuje, a Traffic Lines, Inc. foreman overseeing their installation this week.– By John Burton | The Two River Times John Burton can be reached at jburton@tworivertimes.comlast_img read more

Thaiday ready to play after horror injury

first_imgThe veteran Brisbane forward was poleaxed in a tackle during Australia’s Four Nations win over England in London in November. The injury required immediate surgery before he could be given the all-clear to fly home.  Thaiday is back in the UK preparing for the Broncos’ World Club Series clash with Warrington on Saturday (Sunday AEDT) in what will be his first appearance since sustaining the injury at the London Olympic Stadium.Although he admits he was wary about his eye area and cheekbone when he returned to training last month, he is confident there will be no long-lasting mental effects from the injury.”I pulled out of the Auckland Nines and the NRL All Stars just to make sure my head was right more than anything,” Thaiday told AAP in London.”It was scary at the time when it happened and things do cross your mind about there being any long-term problems.”I had loads of tests as they have to tick every box and make sure everything’s OK around that eye area. Thankfully it’s all good now and I’m just ready to play some footy.”Thaiday is no stranger to playing in the UK with this being his eighth visit and the fourth time he has been involved in the World Club Series with the Broncos, who head north to Manchester on Thursday having spent the week training in London.”It’s a great week as this is a pre-season camp for us,” he said.”We didn’t get a chance to have one this year and being over here with a fairly strong squad is a great opportunity for us to get ready for Round 1.”We’ve brought pretty much our full-strength squad, Adam Blair is probably the only one that is not here that will start in Round 1.”We’re really serious about this game as it gives us a chance to get those combinations going.”The game will also be the first time since 2002 that the Broncos start their season without Corey Parker, who retired at the end of last season.”There’s a fair few hit-ups and a fair few tackles we have to replace with him not there,” Thaiday said.”We’ve some young guys coming through who are wanting to replace him.”Joe Ofahengaue has been a stand out, Herman Ese’ese, Tevita Pangai and Jai Arrow too.”They are putting their hand up to be one of those middle forwards.”You have to replace players all the time, retirement will happen to us all one day, but losing Corey is a huge hole to fill.”last_img read more

Hooper hangs on to Bledisloe dream

first_imgThree of the Wallabies matchday 23 – Ned Hanigan, Sean McMahon and Curtis Rona – have never played against the All Blacks and close to half the team was not a part of last year’s Sydney debacle.Though Hooper maintained their focus was incredibly narrow heading into the Test, when asked if he let his thoughts wander to the idea of winning the trophy, he was honest.“This group’s come together this year to do something and what’s wrong with a dream? What’s wrong with a goal that everyone here wants to achieve?,” he said.“There’s nothing wrong with it and that’s what we should be aspiring to and wanting so everyone in our change room has that mentality.”McMahon will start at no. 8 for the Wallabies for the first time since last year’s Test against France, after missing the June Series with injury.Despite having 15 Tests to his name, McMahon has never been picked in a Bledisloe and coming off four weeks of tuning up, Hooper expects plenty from the 23-year-old.“He’s a damaging ball carrier, defender and he’s really worked on his game over the breakdown and in the breakdown,” he said.“I’ve been really impressed with how strong he is over the ball.“He goes absolutely hell for leather from the kick-off.“So, if he can give that for 60 minutes he’s going to make some real inroads into a quality New Zealand team.”Once McMahon and co come off in Sydney, the support of an experienced bench will be a nice luxury for the Wallabies, who have an average of 43 caps across the board on the pine this weekend.Though the All Blacks didn’t exactly pile on the points in that final 20 minutes of last year’s three encounters, their returns of three tries in the last quarter were game-sealing, with the Wallabies able to score just one try after 60 minutes, in the 78th minute in Sydney.“They are really good at that 60-minute mark of that continued pressure,” Hooper said.“They know their roles really well, and that’s their bench included.“Our bench hasn’t seen the enthusiasm in the last couple of games that we probably would’ve liked to have seen so picked a really strong bench, guys like Lopeti (Timani), (Sekope) Kepu in the front row and Tevita (Kuridrani) to come on.“Some guys to really up the tempo, up the enthusiasm and some really nice skill set and experience on the bench to close out a game.”last_img read more

Royals through to women’s POMRFL grand final

first_imgA crowd of over 200 turned up to watch the finals played in the blistering heat of the nation’s capital.The Panthers hit the lead after only the first minute when Angela Parao crashed over on the wing.Royals hit back twice in as many minutes and on the same wing with tries to Vero Waula and Naomi Kaupa.Unsuccessful conversions put the score at 8-4.The scores were tied at 8-8 thanks to Parao who scored her second for the game shortly before the half time whistle.Panthers wasted no time from the kick off in the second half as halfback Vasiti Meles worked her magic to get over the line.Just like Royals, the Panthers kicking game was off and an unsuccessful conversion left the score at 12-8.But Royals were not to be outdone and once again leveled up through Waula who bulldozed her way over to score her second try.Both sides tried desperately to break the deadlock but to no avail bringing the game into extra time.A try in the first half of extra time and the second half of extra time secured the win for Royals.A try right on the final whistle to the Panthers made no difference to the outcome.Royals will meet Souths in the women’s grand final.last_img read more

Hunters secure home final

first_imgThe Hunters finished off the last round before the finals with a 34-4 thrashing of the Sunshine Coast Falcons at home at the National Football Stadium yesterday afternoon.Michael Marum’s men have finished in fourth place for the finals and will meet the fifth placed Falcons again this Sunday in the elimination final at home.Kick-off for the game is at 3pm.The other elimination final will be between the Townsville Blackhawks (3rd place) and the Easts Tigers (6th place).The Redcliffe Dolphins took out the minor premiership for this season and will play the Burleigh Bears in week two of the finals to book the first spot in the grand final.Chairman of the PNG Rugby Football League, Sandis Tsaka congratulated Hunters coach Michael Marum and the team for the collective effort this season to make the finals again and also secure a final at home.He described the Hunters achievement as one of the success stories of rugby league this year.last_img read more


first_imgThe majority of people believe the Taoiseach was ‘wrong’ to appoint Joe McHugh as Minister for the Gaeltacht.Minister Joe McHughThat’s the findings of a new poll by Irish online newspaper Tuairisc.ie.The survey also found that three in every five people believe that the State should do more to promote the Irish language. The same number of people believe that the Taoiseach, Enda Kenny, was wrong to appoint Joe McHugh as minister with responsibility for Gaeltacht and Irish language affairs.According to a national opinion poll carried out by Millward Brown for the new Irish language online news service, 62% of of people believe that the State doesn’t do enough to promote the Irish language.The feeling that the state should do more to promote Irish was was strongest among over 55-year-olds and those resident in Munster, Connacht and Ulster.61% of those questioned disagreed with the Taoiseach’s appointment of someone who is not fluent in Irish to the Gaeltacht ministry, with those resident in Munster most likely to disagree with Enda Kenny’s decision. Only 20% of participants felt that Enda Kenny was not mistaken in appointing Joe McHugh, while support for the Taoiseach’s decision was strongest in Dublin (31%).The Tuairisc.ie/Millward Brown poll was conducted among a sample of adults representative of the approximate 3.43 million adults aged 18 and over. 1,004 adults were interviewed on a face-to-face basis in the home at 66 sampling points throughout the Republic of Ireland.The margin of error for this opinion poll is +/- 3.1%. The interviews on the poll were carried out between 23rd September and the 3rd of October 2014. TAOISEACH WAS WRONG TO APPOINT JOE McHUGH AS GAELTACHT MINISTER – POLL was last modified: October 14th, 2014 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:donegalEnda KennyJoe McHughTuairisc.ielast_img read more


first_imgTHEY’RE celebrating another gong at Kelly’s Centra at Mountain Top in Letterkenny.Staff member Susan Doherty is not just the best in Donegal – she’s the best in Ireland and has been awarded the National Pride of Centra Award.The retail Oscar is recognition from Centra for the hard work Susan does in the community. “Obviously I’m delighted for Susan and her family,” said store owner Mairtin Kelly.“She is a great addition to our team and more importantly to the community. The award is also a testament to the focus we place on being at the heart of our community. Everyone is just delighted.” SUPER SUSAN CROWNED THE BEST WITH NATIONAL PRIDE OF CENTRA AWARD was last modified: December 8th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Kelly’s CentraletterkennyMountain TopSusan Dohertywinnerlast_img read more

Five Reach Double Figures As Women’s Basketball Rallies To Beat Creighton, 81-72

first_img ESPN 1350 Preview Full Schedule Roster Box Score (HMTL) Story Links Listen Livecenter_img vs. Tulsa 11/28/2015 – 4:30 PM Box Score (PDF) DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s basketball team rallied to beat the Creighton Bluejays, 81-72, Tuesday evening at the Knapp Center in front of 2,462 fans. Five players, led by junior Lizzy Wendell (Blue Springs, Mo.) with a game-high 20 points, finished in double-figures for the Bulldogs.In a back-and-forth contest that featured 14 lead changes and seven ties, it was Drake (4-0) who stormed back from a five-point deficit with just under six minutes to go in the game against its former Missouri Valley Conference rival. It was a total team effort for the Bulldogs as all 10 players logged 12 or more minutes in the win.”We have this tough schedule to see where we are all at,” said Drake head coach Jennie Baranczyk. “With only 10 players, we have to get that experience for everyone.”Creighton (2-1) took a 69-64 lead after Marissa Janning’s layup with 5:54 on the clock in the fourth quarter. Two layups by freshman Sara Rhine (Eldon, Mo.) and one by sophomore Paige Greiner (Williamsburg, Iowa) helped Drake grab the lead back at 70-69.Creighton freshman Audrey Faber, a Des Moines Dowling Catholic graduate, answered with her own layup and later with a free throw as she finished with a team-high 19 points. Her free throw gave the Bluejays a 72-71 lead with 1:45 to play, but it would be their final lead of the night as the Bulldogs roared back with the final 10 points to complete the comeback and improve to 4-0 on the season for the first time since the 2006-07 campaign.Drake built an 18-8 advantage at the start of the first quarter behind strong shooting and the play of freshman Sammie Bachrodt (Wichita, Kan.) who scored five points during the run. However, Creighton climbed back into the contest with an 11-0 run to take a 19-18 lead at the end of the first quarter.Joining Wendell in doubles digit points Tuesday was Rhine with 14 points, junior Caitlin Ingle (Runnells, Iowa) with 13, including knocking down a key three-pointer to extend the lead to four points with 46 seconds left in the game and sophomore Maddy Dean (Jordan, Minn.) and Bachrodt with 11 and 10 points, respectively.Creighton made 13 three-pointers in the game, but made just 2-of-10 to end the game. Janning recorded 12 points while MC McGrory added 15 points and Lauren Works 13.Drake and Tulsa will square off for the first time ever Saturday at the 2015 UNLV Lady Rebel Round-Up in Las Vegas, Nev. The contest will start at 4:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast on the radio on 1350 ESPN Des Moines.”I’m excited to head to Las Vegas and play a very good Tulsa team,” Baranczyk said. “They are out of a very good conference and last year went to Missouri State and knocked them off in the first round of the WNIT. Then after that game we will have another tough opponent in either UNLV or George Mason the following day. It will be a great test to see where we are at.” Print Friendly Version Next Game:last_img read more