Ever wonder what goes on in a driver meeting? We’re here to help.This year, we’ll publish the actual rules video your favorite Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series drivers will watch before climbing into their stock cars. Above is the video for theSeries Bank of America Roval 400 (Sunday, 2 p.m. ET, NBC/NBC Sports App, PRN, SiriusXM NASCAR Radio) at Charlotte Motor Speedway.Editor’s note: The penalty for short-cutting a chicane changed after this video was published. Instead of a pass-through penalty, drivers will be required to come to a complete stop in a designated area. Read more about the new rule.
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Brown’s 3-pointer from the wing with 35.1 seconds left in overtime put the Demon Deacons (9-13, 2-8 ) ahead to stay at 77-74, and they held on to snap a five-game losing streak.Pitt’s Xavier Johnson hit the first of two free-throw attempts with 6.8 seconds left to cut the lead to two, but the Panthers (12-11, 2-8) failed to grab the rebound off the second shot and time ran out for their sixth straight loss.Jaylen Hoard had bailed out Brown at the end of regulation, plucking Brown’s desperation shot from above the top of the key out of the air and dropping it in the basket with one second left to force overtime.Brown scored eight of his 18 points in overtime, making a pair of 3-pointers after going just 1 for 6 from behind the arc in regulation.“I knew I was taking good shots,” Brown said. “Our coaches believed in me. They kept telling me, ‘Keep shooting. Keep shooting.’”Hoard scored 19 points and Brandon Childress and Brown added 18 apiece for the Deacons, who have heard speculation about the future of fourth-year coach Danny Manning after a series of poor performances.Sharone Wright Jr. scored 11 points for the Deacons during a four-minute stretch as they grabbed a 61-53 lead with 5:14 left. Wright’s final three points came when his driving shot climbed near the top of the backboard and dropped in after he was fouled, and he converted the free throw.“Whether we missed a shot or made a turnover, our kids continued to battle,” Manning said.Johnson scored a game-high 23 points for the Panthers, including a pair of driving baskets in overtime. Jared Wilson-Frame added 17 points, including five 3-pointers, and Sidy N’Dir had 15.The largest lead of the game was eight points by each team.With his team leading by three after Brown’s decisive 3-pointer, Childress fouled Johnson with 6.8 seconds to play, eliminating a chance for a potential tying 3-point shot.Johnson made the first shot. The rebound of the second, which Pitt coach Jeff Capel said was not missed intentionally, was knocked out into the backcourt, where Childress tracked it down and dribbled out the clock.“We weren’t ready to go after it,” Capel said. “I think if we really go hard and chase the ball, we get it, or maybe we get a foul.”The Panthers scored the game’s first eight points. Johnson scored the first five on drives to the basket – the second was a 3-point play – in a cold-shooting first half for both teams. The Deacons battled back to tie in the final minute of the opening half, but Johnson drove the length of the court in the final 4.6 seconds to break the tie with a floater that was in the air as the horn sounded.After a sluggish shooting first half, both teams shot above 50 percent in the final 25 minutes.BIG PICTUREPitt: The loss leaves the Panthers only one-half game ahead of Miami, which could pull into a tie Wednesday by beating Notre Dame, in a battle to stay out of the conference cellar. The Panthers have lost their last 20 road games. Capel said he still believes his team has enough talent to be competitive with any team in the ACC.Wake Forest: The Deacons, who averaged fewer than 50 points in their past four games, showed some offensive spark in the final 25 minutes. The road ahead is rough with Florida State, North Carolina, Notre Dame and N.C. State next on the schedule, but they get eight days to rest up. Childress regained his 3-point shooting touch, going 4 for 7 after making just 1 of 20 in his previous three games.STAT PACKPitt: The Panthers committed only nine turnovers and shot well in the final 25 minutes. Their biggest problem was on the boards, where the Deacons held a 48-35 rebound advantage. They also made only 10 of 18 from the foul line.Wake Forest: Jaylen Hoard had 17 rebounds for the Deacons, including the game-saving grab and basket to send the game into overtime. Childress regained his overall form, hitting 5 of 12 from the field, 4 of 7 from 3-point range and 4 of 5 from the line. He also had six assists and only three turnovers.HE SAID IT“My confidence was good once I saw one go through the net,” said Childress, who had made only 7 of 36 shots in his previous three games and missed his first two shots Tuesday before finishing strong.UP NEXTPitt: at N.C. State on Saturday.Wake Forest: at Florida State on Feb. 13. Xavier Johnson (AP Photo/File)WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (AP) — After getting bailed out on his first shot with the game on the line Tuesday night, Chaundee Brown came through on his second chance to give Wake Forest a 78-76 overtime victory over Pitt in a battle of teams desperate for an Atlantic Coast Conference victory.
Sport EN 28/06/2015 The player has spoken with new manager Thomas Tuchel and has been convinced to stay, despite interest from big European clubs such as Barcelona. Everything points towards Gundogan seeing out his contract, which he has at Dortmund until June 30th 2016. Upd. at 18:01 “There are various factors [at Dortmund] in favour of Ilkay, in order to get back to his previous best in an atmosphere that is familiar and comfortable,” said his agent Ilhan Gundogan last week. Tuchel believes that the central midfielder can be one of the key parts of his squad as he tries to put Dortmund back on their previous pedestal. Gundogan returned from a long-term injury in October, missing out on the 2014 World Cup, but went on to play 23 games. He is still, however, far from at his best. Germany international midfielder Ilkay Gundogan, who has previously seemed to want to leave Borussia Dortmund at the end of this season, could stay put according to information from Kicker’s website. CEST
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The Electric Ireland Minor Team Of The Year The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year is: Darrach Fahy: Galway (Ardrahan), Caimin Killeen: Galway (Loughrea), Sean O’Leary Hayes: Cork (Midleton), Darren Morrissey: Galway (Sarsfields), Aidan McCarthy: Clare (Inagh-Kilnamona), James Keating: Cork (Kildorrery), Lee Gannon: Dublin (Whitehall Colmcilles), Daire Connery: Cork (Na Piarsaigh), Conor Fahey: Galway (Padraig Pearses), Brian Roche: Cork (Bride Rovers), Sean Currie: Dublin (Na Fianna), Adrian Mullen: Kilkenny (Ballyhale Shamrocks), Sean Bleahane: Galway (Ahascragh-Fohenagh), Jack Canning: Galway (Portumna), Brian Turnbull: Cork (Douglas).The four-man awards selection panel which was unveiled back in March, consisted of legendary former Cork hurler and current Clare hurling selector, Dónal Óg Cusack; former Armagh All Star footballer, Oisín McConville; former Galway hurler and AIB All Ireland Club hurling championship winning manager, Mattie Kenny and Meath Senior football manager Andy McEntee.The inaugural awards emphasise that there is ‘nothing minor about playing Minor’ and so will honour the best individual performers from the entire season, also recognising the crucial and admirable part played by the families, clubs and communities of players which allowed them to get to this point in their sporting career.Dónal Óg Cusack, Electric Ireland Minor Star Awards Judge; “To be named on the Hurling Team of the Year is a real honour for these players, their families, counties, schools and clubs. There is some serious talent in the team and we are looking at the future of hurling there. They deserve recognition for the commitment and quality they gave to their teams this year both on and off the pitch and it gives their team mates and players across the minor championships something to strive for. Only one team can lift the All-Ireland but these great players can be celebrated.” Having been sponsor of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships since 2012, Electric Ireland has committed to continuing the partnership until 2021. Throughout the course of the partnership, Electric Ireland has been re-defining what it means to be a Minor in GAA with the This Is Major campaign, designed to empower young players, ensuring they feel driven to compete, improve and to strive for more in their sporting lives. Electric Ireland, sponsors of the GAA All-Ireland Minor Championships, have announced the Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards Hurling Team of the Year for 2017. The Electric Ireland Minor Hurling Team of the Year will be formally recognised at the inaugural Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Awards that will take place in Croke Park on October 7th. The Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the Year features six players from the winners, Galway along with five players from finalists, Cork. The team also features players from Kilkenny, Dublin and Clare. The team was selected by a panel of GAA greats from nominees that included the Electric Ireland Man of the Match and Player of the Week winners throughout the season. Electric Ireland GAA Minor Star Hurling Team of the YearDarrach Fahy: Galway (Ardrahan)Caimin Killeen: Galway (Loughrea)Sean O’Leary Hayes: Cork (Midleton)Darren Morrissey: Galway (Sarsfields)Aidan McCarthy: Clare (Inagh-Kilnamona)James Keating: Cork (Kildorrery)Lee Gannon: Dublin (Whitehall Colmcilles)Daire Connery: Cork (Na Piarsaigh)Conor Fahey: Galway (Padraig Pearses)Brian Roche: Cork (Bride Rovers)Sean Currie: Dublin (Na Fianna)Adrian Mullen: Kilkenny (Ballyhale Shamrocks)Sean Bleahane: Galway (Ahascragh-Fohenagh)Jack Canning: Galway (Portumna)Brian Turnbull: Cork (Douglas)The Electric Ireland Minor Team Of The Yearprint WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email @ElectricIreland #GAAThisIsMajor
Galway’s Senior Hurlers play Laois in the opening round of the Allianz National Hurling League next Sunday in Pearse Stadium at 12.30. Galway’s Senior hurlers can look to the start of the national league with optimism following their 1-23 to 0-20 over Wexford in the Walsh Cup Final played yesterday in Enniscorthy. print WhatsApp Facebook Twitter Email Galway’s Conor Cooney with Diarmuid O’Keeffe of Wexford (Image: ©INPHO/Tommy Dickson) Sean also spoke to Galway Captain on the day, Padraig MannionAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/f88bfv/PADRAIG_MANNION_POST_WEXFORD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. Joe Canning led the scoring with 13-points with Aidan Harte scoring the Tribesmen’s goal. Sean Walsh reportsAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/2bpp6u/WALSH_CUP_FINAL_FT.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. After the game, Sean spoke to Galway manager Micheal DonoghueAudio Playerhttps://galwaybayfmsports.podbean.com/mf/play/u3xcxi/MICHEAL_DONOGHUE_POST_WEXFORD.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.