American Kuss Wins 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah

first_img Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPARK CITY, UTAH (Aug. 12, 2018) – Young American Sepp Kuss of Team LottoNL-Jumbo successfully fended off all challengers to earn both the stage and overall title at the 2018 Larry H. Miller Tour of Utah on Sunday. A dominant Kuss accelerated away from all competitors on the slopes of Empire Pass, one of the hardest climbs in the world, to win Stage 6 presented by Utah Sports Commission in front of huge crowds undeterred by rain. Kuss covered the 78.3-mile course in 3 hours and nine minutes.Behind him, the chase was on for the stage and General Classification (G.C.) placings. Brent Bookwalter (USA) of BMC Racing Team and Jack Haig (AUS) of Mitchelton-Scott cut loose on the descent to the finish line on Historic Main Street in Park City. Bookwalter outsprinted Haig for second place on the stage, crossing the line eight seconds behind the winner.“On the descent, it was a bit wet so I didn’t want to take any chances at all. I knew that guys behind, especially Brent (Bookwalter), would probably take some chances. I just tried to ride a safe descent and make it to the finish line,” said Kuss, who won his third stage victory of the seven-day race. “The fans were so loud that I couldn’t hear anything behind me, like anybody switching gears or anything. I thought if they pass me I won’t even know because it’s just so loud. I was just trying to drive all the way to the line, but I was definitely suffering.”Over the course of seven days of hard racing, two different riders wore the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Overall Leader’s yellow jersey, Prologue winner Tejay van Garderen (USA) of BMC Racing Team and Kuss, who climbed into the lead on Stage 2 in Payson. The final G.C. time for Kuss was 21 hours and 41 minutes.Ben Hermans (BEL) of Israel Cycling Academy moved into second overall on Saturday and clinched second place on Sunday, 2 minutes and nine seconds back. Haig and Bookwalter moved up to third and fourth overall, respectively. Defending champion Rob Britton (CAN) of Rally Cycling placed 15th. Van Garderen finished 18th overall.The 14th edition of the Tour of Utah, known as “America’s Toughest Stage Race” included 548 miles of racing and 43,780 feet of elevation gain for the 2.HC stage race. The start of Stage 6 presented by Utah Sports Commission featured a group of 15 riders who broke away from the 101-rider peloton at the first of two Utah Sports Commission Sprint lines in Kamas. Kept on a short leash by Team LottoNL-Jumbo, the escapees saw their gap decrease from a maximum of four minutes to just two minutes and 30 seconds on the bottom of Empire Pass, the second Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain climb. Halfway through the tough 7.7-mile climb, with a maximum gradient of 23 percent, Kuss powered away from the decimated peloton for the win.“Coming from Durango, there’s a lot of connections to the Utah area. It’s cool to see familiar faces. I think that what makes the race special, everyone is super enthusiastic, respectful fans and it has that kind of American flair. It’s fun to be here,” said the 23-year-old Kuss, who claimed the biggest victory of his career in his second appearance at the Tour of Utah.Nathan Brown (USA) of EF Education First-Drapac presented by Cannondale, who led numerous attacks in the break, was awarded the Larry H. Miller Dealerships Most Aggressive Rider jersey. His team won the Best Team Classification.“I put in an attack and settled in, and it was enough to drop the other breakaway guys. I just rode my own pace and I hoped it was enough to hold on for the win. Obviously, Sepp is riding incredibly and he caught me near the top. But, I can’t say that I didn’t try. I’m very happy with the way I rode,” said Brown who finished ninth on the stage. “The last time I did this race was 2013 and I didn’t finish, so that just tells you how hard it is. I came back here to prove to myself that I could get through it. It’s super hard and that also makes this race that much harder. The quality of the field is one of the best I’ve seen in the U.S.”Kuss also claimed the Utah Office of Tourism King of the Mountain jersey. Travis McCabe (USA) of UnitedHealthcare Pro Cycling Team successfully defended the Utah Sports Commission Sprint jersey. Placing eighth overall put 20-year-old Luis Villalobos (MEX) of Aevolo Cycling in the WCF Insurance Best Young Rider jersey. Fans selected Utah-native Taylor “TJ” Eisenhart (USA) of Holowesko-Citadel presented by Arapahoe Resources as the America First Credit Union Fan Favorite in the Overall Fan Favorite category.Pending final UCI approval, the tentative race dates for the 2019 Tour of Utah will be Aug. 12-18. “Congratulations to all the riders in America’s Toughest Stage Race and our worthy champion. Through the heat, smoke and altitude, you were all very impressive. We hope everyone enjoyed this showcase of the state of Utah and sport of cycling,” said Tour of Utah Managing Director John Kimball.Bookwalter, who has ridden the Tour of Utah 11 times, added similar insights about the race. “My first time in (Utah) was 2008. It intimidated me and it was so daunting to get through it. I’m probably not as intimidated by it now as I was then, but it’s still challenging. The heat, the altitude, (and) the competition is just getting higher and higher, and raised up every year. America’s Toughest Stage Race is an accurate description and I’m happy it’s back in 2019.”RESULTS AND 6 presented by Utah Sports CommissionKUSS Sepp (USA), TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO – 3.09’22”BOOKWALTER Brent (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 3.09’30” +8″HAIG Jack (AUS), MITCHELTON-SCOTT – 3.09’30” +8″CARTHY Hugh John (GBR), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 3.09’49” +27″SWIRBUL Keegan (USA), JELLY BELLY pb MAXXIS – 3.09’50” +28″HERMANS Ben (BEL), ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY – 3.10’00” +38″DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd (USA), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 3.10’05” +43VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ricardo (MEX),AEVOLO – 3.10’36” +1’14”BROWN Nathan (USA), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 3.10’36” +1’14”CONCI Nicola (ITA) TREK-SEGAFREDO – 3.10’37” +1’15”FINAL GENERAL CLASSIFICATION – Top 10KUSS Sepp (USA), TEAM LOTTO NL-JUMBO – 21.41’12”HERMANS Ben (BEL), ISRAEL CYCLING ACADEMY – 21.43’21” +2’09”HAIG Jack (AUS), MITCHELTON-SCOTT – 21.43’33” +2’21”BOOKWALTER Brent (USA), BMC RACING TEAM – 21.43’51” +2’39”CARTHY Hugh John (GBR), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.43’54” +2’42”DOMBROWSKI Joseph Lloyd (USA), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.44’10” +2’58”SWIRBUL Keegan (USA), JELLY BELLY pb MAXXIS – 21.44’51” +3’39”VILLALOBOS HERNANDEZ Luis Ricardo (MEX), AEVOLO MEX 21.45’09” +3’57”WOODS Michael (CAN), EF-DRAPAC pb CANNONDALE – 21.45’50” +4’38”STETINA Peter (USA), TREK-SEGAFREDO – 21.47’02” +5’50” Robert Lovell Tags: Sepp Kuss/Tour of Utah August 12, 2018 /Sports News – Local American Kuss Wins 2018 Larry H. 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Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah (AP) — Jordan Love threw for a career-high four touchdowns and ran for another and Utah State beat BYU 45-20 Friday night, the Aggies’ first back-to-back wins in the 88-game series since 1973-74.The Aggies, who opened their season with a 38-31 loss at then-No. 11 Michigan State, are 4-1 for the first time since 2012 and have scored 30-plus points in their first five games for the first time.The Aggies won 40-24 last season with the Cougars committing seven turnovers. Friday night, Utah State scored first on Tipa Galeai’s 56-yard interception return and went up 21-0 on Love’s 6-yard score to Ron’quavion Tarver six plays after a BYU fumble. Another BYU fumble led to a fourth-quarter touchdown.Love threw for only 165 yards on 18-of-28 passing with his four TD passes going for 6 yards or less. His second TD pass to Tarver, a 4-yarder with 4:55 remaining in the third quarter, made it 35-7.Darwin Thompson rushed for 109 yards on 17 carries.BYU (3-3) had only 39 yards on the ground. Tanner Mangum was 27-of-46 passing for 270 yards, two touchdowns and an interception. Written by Associated Press Tags: BYU Cougars/Football/Jordan Love/Utah State Aggies October 6, 2018 /Sports News – Local Love tosses 4 TD passes; Utah State beats BYU again, 45-20last_img read more

Kliff Kingsbury signs four-year deal to be Cardinals’ next head coach

first_img Written by January 9, 2019 /Sports News – National Kliff Kingsbury signs four-year deal to be Cardinals’ next head coach FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailNick Caito / ESPN Images(TEMPE, Ariz.) — The Arizona Cardinals have tapped former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury as their new head coach.The team announced on Tuesday that Kingsbury signed a four-year contract with the squad, with a team option for a fifth year. He will be formally introduced at a press conference Wednesday.Kingsbury, 39, replaces Steve Wilks, who was fired as Arizona’s head coach following just one season with the team. The Cardinals wrapped up 2018 with a record of 3-13, the worst in the National Football Conference.Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.center_img Beau Lundlast_img read more

No. 6 Badgers Hit 20-Win Mark; Blank Southern Nevada, 3-0

first_img Brad James Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS (Sept. 28, 2019) – Following a 3-0 victory at Southern Nevada on Saturday, the Snow College women’s volleyball team improved to 20-2 on the season. The win marks the fourth straight year the Badgers have posted 20 or more wins in a single season. The streak of four straight 20-win seasons is the longest for the Badgers during the rally scoring era.Snow used a balanced offensive attack to down the Coyotes, led by sophomore Andreanna McKee who connected on eight-of-18 attempts to hit .333. Freshman Lydia Montague hit .571 on four-of-seven attempts with no hitting errors. Freshman Korrin Thornock had seven kills for the Badgers.One of the top serving teams in the nation, Snow racked up six aces against Southern Nevada, led by freshman Jentry Ison who was credited with two aces.Defensively, the Badgers held CSN to a .010 hitting percentage, forcing 25 Coyote attack errors. Snow out-blocked Southern Nevada 12-3, led by Montague who had a team leading four blocks.Saturday’s three-set win marks the 15th shutout of the season, and the eighth in the last nine games.After playing 21 of the past 22 matches away from home, the Badgers will return to Ephraim on Thursday, Oct. 3 to take on nationally ranked Salt Lake Community College (19-5, 2-0). Match time against the Bruins is slated for 7 p.m. at the Horne Activity Center. Tags: Snow Volleyball September 30, 2019 /Sports News – Local No. 6 Badgers Hit 20-Win Mark; Blank Southern Nevada, 3-0last_img read more

BYU Football Finalizes Multi-Year Bowl Agreements; Extends ESPN deal

first_img Tags: BYU Football/ESPN Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPROVO, Utah-Thursday, BYU football and ESPN Inc. announced a new seven-year media rights agreement for Cougars home football games that will continue their relationship through the 2026 season.Furthermore, BYU and ESPN Events (a division of ESPN) have reached agreements for the Cougars to participate in ESPN owned and operated bowl games in 2020, 2022 and 2024.Under this separate agreement, the Cougars are slated to appear in the Independence Bowl at Shreveport, La. in 2021, 2023 and 2025.ESPN will continue to televise nationally at least four BYU home games each year on ABC, ESPN or ESPN-2.Additional games may air on the three same networks or ESPNU.Furthermore, at least one game annually will be carried live on BYUtv.With ESPN serving as its media rights holder, BYU has had 74 percent of its games televised nationally since 2011, the year the Cougars became an independent.ESPN also possesses first-tier broadcast rights for BYU men’s basketball through a recent eight-year agreement with the West Coast Conference. January 30, 2020 /Sports News – Local BYU Football Finalizes Multi-Year Bowl Agreements; Extends ESPN deal Brad Jameslast_img read more

AP Source: MLS looking at having all teams play in Orlando

first_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailMajor League Soccer is looking at the possibility of resuming the season this summer with all teams playing in Orlando, Florida.Details are still under consideration, but a person with knowledge of the plan told The Associated Press that the league’s 26 teams and limited staff would likely be sheltered in a resort with games played without fans at ESPN’s Wide World of Sports Complex at Disney World.Teams could head to Florida as early as June 1 for training camps.The league suspended play on March 12 after teams had played just two games. Tags: Coronavirus/COVID-19/MLS/Real Salt Lake Associated Press Written by May 14, 2020 /Coronavirus (COVID-19) related news and sports stories, Sports News – Local AP Source: MLS looking at having all teams play in Orlandolast_img read more

Trump lashes out at Bubba Wallace, NASCAR over noose investigation, Confederate flag ban

first_imgWe don’t need an apology. We did what was right and we will do just fine without your support.— Tyler Reddick (@TylerReddick) July 6, 2020 Written by FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailOfficial White House Photo by Tia DufourBy IVAN PEREIRA, ABC News(WASHINGTON) — President Donald Trump lashed out at NASCAR’s only full-time Black driver on Twitter Monday morning, demanding he apologize for an investigation into an apparent noose found in the driver’s garage.In the same tweet, the president also blasted NASCAR for banning Confederate flags from all raceways.A Richard Petty Motorsports crew person saw and reported an apparent noose on June 21 in a Talladega Superspeedway garage that was assigned to driver Bubba Wallace and his team.Wallace has been vocal about his support for the Black Lives Matter movement and pushed NASCAR to remove Confederate flags from all sanctioned events, a decision the company announced shortly before the crew member found the rope.NASCAR alerted the FBI and the agency conducted an investigation. Investigators determined it was a pull rope fashioned like a noose and had been there since October, before Wallace was assigned to the garage.Wallace said he stood by the FBI’s conclusion and NASCAR’s statement of support, but Trump on Monday tweeted that the driver should apologize to everyone involved and called the incident “a hoax.” He added that the noose investigation and the decision to remove Confederate flags from raceways “caused the lowest ratings EVER,” without any citation.Has @BubbaWallace apologized to all of those great NASCAR drivers & officials who came to his aid, stood by his side, & were willing to sacrifice everything for him, only to find out that the whole thing was just another HOAX? That & Flag decision has caused lowest ratings EVER!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 6, 2020Wallace and NASCAR didn’t have an immediate response to the president’s tweet.Wallace and NASCAR didn’t have an immediate response to the president’s tweet, but over the last few weeks, other NASCAR drivers and NASCAR President Steve Phelps have shown Wallace their support. Before the start of the race following the apparent noose’s discovery, various drivers helped push Wallace’s car to the starting line in a symbolic gesture.On Monday, NASCAR driver Tyler Reddick fired back at the president with a tweet saying drivers didn’t need an apology.“We did what was right and we will do just fine without your support,” he tweeted, along with a gif that showed footage from a play where a character portrayed by Denzel Washington closes the door on a white character. When asked about the tweet during an appearance on Fox News later in the morning, White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany defended the president. She brought up examples of questionable hate crime reports such as the case of Jussie Smollett, who has been accused of staging a racist and homophobic attack on himself.“The president is making a broader point that judging before the facts are out is not acceptable,” McEnany contended.NASCAR’S Phelps said the company would continue to investigate the incident, and Wallace tweeted on June 24 that he was grateful the community and investigators took the situation seriously.“Make no mistake, though some will try, this should not detract from the show of unity we had on Monday and the progress we’ve made as a sport to be a more welcoming environment for all,” he— Bubba Wallace (@BubbaWallace) June 24, 2020Wallace told The View on June 23 he wasn’t shocked that some people contend the incident was a hoax.“It’s simple-minded people like that, the ones afraid of change, they use everything in their power to defend what they stand up for instead of trying to listen and understand what’s going on,” he said.Copyright © 2020, ABC Audio. All rights reserved.center_img July 6, 2020 /Sports News – National Trump lashes out at Bubba Wallace, NASCAR over noose investigation, Confederate flag ban Beau Lundlast_img read more

Prep Sports Roundup: 4/1

first_img Brad James April 1, 2021 /Sports News – Local Prep Sports Roundup: 4/1 Written bycenter_img FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailBaseball2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-Caleb Robinson netted a pair of RBI and the Beaver Beavers routed Parowan 9-2 Thursday in 2-A South baseball action. Jake Eichorn and Cobe Carter also added RBI in the win for the Beavers. Carter also took the win on the mound for Beaver. Treven Yardley and Shaydon Benson each had RBI in the loss for the Rams.Softball2-A SouthPAROWAN, Utah-Madi Robinson homered twice, netting 8 RBI, as the Beaver Beavers walloped Parowan 18-4 in 2-A South softball play Thursday. Kenzlee Carter and Samantha Atkin added 2 runs batted in apiece for the Beavers. Tiauna Pender, Star Moon, Emberlyn Eyre and Sadie Bradshaw also added RBI in victory for Beaver. Robinson also earned the win in the circle for the Beavers. Laci Sissener, Cale Renzello, Katlynn Matheson and Maycee Anderson each drove in a run for the Rams in the loss.Boys Soccer2-A CentralPROVO, Utah-Asaki Matsumoto found the net twice and Alex Gardner and Bimmer Boonyasi also scored as the Wasatch Academy Tigers humbled Freedom Prep 4-1 Thursday in 2-A Central boys soccer action.last_img read more

Cheniere and EOG Resources announce long-term gas supply agreements

first_imgUnder the GSAs, EOG has agreed to sell natural gas to Cheniere over a period of approximately 15 years beginning in early 2020, with the quantity starting at 140,000 MMBtu per day and increasing to 440,000 MMBtu per day Cheniere Energy announced today that its subsidiaries, Corpus Christi Liquefaction, LLC and Cheniere Corpus Christi Liquefaction Stage III, have entered into long-term gas supply agreements (GSA) with EOG Resources.Under the GSAs, EOG has agreed to sell natural gas to Cheniere over a period of approximately 15 years beginning in early 2020, with the quantity starting at 140,000 MMBtu per day and increasing to 440,000 MMBtu per day. The LNG associated with 140,000 MMBtu per day of this gas supply, or approximately 0.85 million tonnes per annum (“mtpa”), will be owned and marketed by Cheniere and EOG will receive a price based on the Platts Japan Korea Marker (JKM) for this gas. The remaining 300,000 MMBtu per day will be sold by EOG to Cheniere at a price indexed to Henry Hub.“We are pleased to partner with EOG, one of the largest independent natural gas producers in the United States, on our second Integrated Production Marketing (“IPM”) transaction which is expected to support Corpus Christi Stage III,” said Corey Grindal, Cheniere’s Senior Vice President, Gas Supply. “The IPM commercial structure leverages our world-scale infrastructure platform and capabilities in Corpus Christi, offering domestic natural gas producers efficient access to global LNG prices and long-term flow assurance, while providing Cheniere with reliable delivery of natural gas and commercial support for growth.”“We look forward to working with Cheniere, the leading U.S. LNG provider, to expand into international natural gas markets where global demand is expected to significantly increase for years to come,” said D. Lance Terveen, Senior Vice President, Marketing of EOG. “Adding gas sales agreements linked to LNG prices supports EOG’s portfolio approach to marketing our growing production of low-cost natural gas. These agreements further diversify our access to customers across multiple end markets in order to maximize our natural gas price realizations.”A portion of the transaction is subject to certain conditions precedent, including a positive final investment decision on Cheniere’s Corpus Christi Stage III project. The Corpus Christi Stage III project is being developed to include up to seven midscale liquefaction trains with a total expected aggregate nominal production capacity of approximately 9.5 mtpa. The Corpus Christi Stage III project received a positive Environmental Assessment from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission in March 2019 and is anticipated to receive all remaining regulatory approvals by the end of 2019.last_img read more

Osborne vows to build more new homes

first_imgHome » News » Housing Market » Osborne vows to build more new homes previous nextHousing MarketOsborne vows to build more new homesThe Chancellor pledges to spend more money on new housing schemes.The Negotiator9th October 20150588 Views George Osborne used his party conference speech in Manchester this week to reaffirm the Conservative policy toward housing.The Chancellor George Osborne during his speech to Conservative Party conference in Manchester described the Tories as “the builders” with a plan for a prosperous future for working people.The Chancellor announced plans to sweep away planning rules delaying house building on brownfield sites this autumn in a bid to boost the number of new build homes being delivered by developers across the UK.The Government has also pledged to spend an extra £5 building on housing schemes, as well as other projects, and has set up a new independent national board to review spending priorities across various sectors, including house building.Mr Osborne told the conference in Manchester, “Building doesn’t come easy and especially when it comes to new homes and infrastructure that the country needs.“We are going to get many more homes built for families to buy, we’re sweeping away planning rules on brownfield sites, this autumn we will direct our housing budget towards new homes for sale.“We will give housing association tenants the right to buy. We’ve had enough of people who own their own home lecturing others about why they can’t own their own one too.”In total, the Chancellor used the word ‘build’ 25 times in his speech in order to get his point across.However, John McDonnell (right), Labour’s Shadow Chancellor, has attacked George Osborne for what he said was the Government’s failure to develop the number of new homes needed to meet growing demand in this country.“He (Mr Osborne) said the Tories are the ‘builders’ but he has sat on the side lines for the last five years and failed to tackle the housing crisis in this country – as a result house building is at its lowest level in peacetime since the 1920s,” said McDonnell.The Government recently announced plans to deliver 1 million new build homes in England by 2020, which equates to 200,000 homes a year, in a bid to address the growing housing crisis.As the country looks to increase housing supply from the very low levels of recent years the increased number of homes being planned is extremely welcome. However, the main issue for developers is the complexity often involved when it comes to navigating planned homes through the planning system – a process that continues to take far too long, delaying work starting on many of the sites, according to Stewart Baseley (left), Executive Chairman of the HBF.He said, “One of the biggest constraints on the industry’s ability to meet the new level of demand and deliver further sustained increases in build rates is the planning process. How quickly we get more sites to the point where we can actually start to lay bricks will be a major influence on future house building levels.”housing market new housing schemes more new homes Chancellor George Osborne October 9, 2015The NegotiatorWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles 40% of tenants planning a move now that Covid has eased says Nationwide3rd May 2021 Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021last_img read more