Rain to reign the West, as blistering winds pummel the East

first_imgABC News(NEW YORK) — A major storm system barreled through America’s heartland over the weekend, wreaking havoc from the Great Lakes down to the Gulf Coast.Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia got battered with at least eight reported tornadoes that left little wastelands of destruction in their wake in cities like Columbus, Mississippi.In Mississippi and Tennessee, 8 to 10 inches of rain have been pushing rivers to rise over their banks, with flooding in area neighborhoods worsening into Monday morning.Meanwhile, further north, 10 to 16 inches of snow blanketed the Plains and Great Lakes with drifts piled 20 and 30 feet high. In southern Michigan, the National Guard were called out to rescue people trapped inside their cars amidst blinding blizzards in places like Owatonna, Minnesota.In Austin, Minnesota, snow drifts paralyzed commuters, sealing garages beneath roof-high snow.Punishing winds gusted from the Midwest up through the Northeast, with wind speeds of 50 to 75 mph that downed power lines, trees and ripped residential roofs from their foundations. The wind in Niagra Falls in upstate New York walloped area lakes so hard it drove massive boulders of lake ice ashore, which piled up 10 to 15 high.With the weekend storm blowing out to sea, new, damaging winds are expected to pummel major East Coast cities throughout Monday, with wind gusts reaching near 70 mph in some areas, particularly New England.Bruising winds could spark airport delays on Monday in Boston, New York City, Washington D.C. and Philadelphia.Out West, a blanket of rain was falling by Monday morning, borne on gusty winds that were drenching cities from northern California to Oregon. Much of the upper half of the West Coast is busy facing flooding, snow and high wind alerts. The subtropical moisture will continue to feed into California and southern Oregon through Tuesday and into Wednesday, threatening mudslides and serious flooding.By the time these storm systems move off, up to 12 inches of rain is expected to soak the West Coast, with the Sierra Mountains east of San Francisco facing the possibility of a weather system that could drop up to 100 inches of snow on the region. Copyright © 2019, ABC Radio. All rights reserved.last_img read more

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Chip Ganassi Racing makes changes to pit-crew lineup before Richmond race

first_imgRICHMOND, Va. — Chip Ganassi Racing made changes to the pit-crew lineup for its two-car operation ahead of this weekend’s Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race at Richmond Raceway.“In the whole offseason, we built around trying to build what we thought was our best group,” said Matt McCall, crew chief of the Ganassi No. 1 Chevrolet for Kurt Busch. “Everybody’s still new that everybody had a chance to be different players, so that’s where we’re at right now. Just moving a couple different people around and see how it works out.”Bryan Jacobsen moves to front tire-changing duties for the Ganassi No. 42 Chevrolet driven by Kyle Larson. He served last week in that role for the No. 00 Chevrolet of StarCom Racing, which has a developmental pit-crew partnership with Ganassi. Jacobsen replaces Steve Price, who takes Jacobsen’s place on the StarCom No. 00 driven by Landon Cassill.RELATED: CGR team page | Kurt Busch driver pageOn the No. 1 Ganassi Chevy driven by Kurt Busch, Daniel Kincaid replaces Ken Pozega as front tire changer. Cory Baldwin, who was with the Front Row Motorsports No. 34 pit crew last week at Bristol, will change rear tires for the No. 1 this weekend. Pozega is on this weekend’s roster for Front Row’s No. 34, listed as the rear-tire changer. He is also listed as a member for the backup pit crew for both Ganassi entries.“I don’t know for how long, if it’ll be permanent or whatever,” Larson said after qualifying 14th Friday. “I think it’s good to spice things up and try something different. I feel like our pit stops have lacked the last couple years, so just searching to try to get our stops better and hopefully it’ll help our races out a little bit.”McCall indicated that Chip Ganassi Racing was fortunate to have the luxury of a deep bench for its pit crew personnel, but that the changes put in place this weekend were by no means permanent. He also told NASCAR.com that no single issue stood out as the impetus for the pit crew shake-up.“No, and the guys we’ve changed, I would say the odds of them getting back on the team are still there,” McCall said. “I think it’s going to be a moving target for a while if we can find the right combination. Some of it is purely related to overall averages. It’s not been one thing or the other, like, ‘oh, we’ve left this lug loose five times.’ It’s none of that. It’s just more or less trying to find some consistency.”RELATED: Dive into the 2019 statsConsistency is also the quest for the No. 1 team in Busch Pole Qualifying. Busch has found solid results in his first year with the Ganassi organization, with six top-10 finishes in the first eight races this season. But he’s had to achieve those results coming from far back in the starting grid. Busch’s average finish of 8.6 is third-best in the series, but his average start of 20.1 equals the largest disparity between the two numbers among Cup Series regulars.McCall says there’s no single factor there, either.“For the most part, we’ve come off the truck close, we’ve practiced OK, but when qualifying rolls around, we’ve not been anywhere close to where anyone can drive it,” McCall said. “So it’s not been good. … It’s building a notebook, for sure. That’s the biggest thing. Then there’s things that he’s looking for that are different for qualifying than what we’re accustomed to giving him, so once we get that built up, I think it’ll be a little more straightforward hopefully.”In addition to building a wealth of notes and information, McCall has also been finding chemistry in his first season paired with Busch, whose fiery personality often comes through on the team communications.“It’s been fun, man,” McCall said. “The intensity level is high, which is good. I think that’s what it takes to have a chance to win races. His mentality is the same as mine. I like the edge side, that he gets really pissed off at me because I think there’s a little bit of drive there that makes you try to make sure you’re not missing some details.”last_img read more

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Five Gophers Selected In NFL Draft

first_img 1/1 360p The University of Minnesota saw five players selected in the NFL Draft over the weekend. The five drafted players are the most Gophers ever taken in a single season.Safety Antoine Winfield, Jr was the first Gopher off the board when he was selected by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the second round. Winfield was the Big Ten’s Defensive Back of the Year in 2019.Wide Receiver Tyler Johnson was also selected by Tampa Bay, who used their fifth-round pick on the two-time All-Big Ten player. About Connatix V56490 Auto (360p) Kamal Martin was taken by the Green Bay Packers in the fifth round of the draft, while linebacker Carter Coughlin and Chris Williamson were each taken by the New York Giants in the seventh and final round.St. Cloud Sports Year In ReviewPHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell FootballSartell topped Alexandria in the snow to snap a skid. PHOTO: Joel BaumgartenRocori FootballThe Rocori Football team took home the section 8AAAA championship in snowy Alexandria. PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballRocori fans braved the cold to cheer on the Spartans at the State Tourney.PHOTO: Sarah Mueller, WJONRocori FootballRocori Fans at US Bank Stadium for the state semis.PHOTO: Sarah MuellerRocori FootballROCORI QB Jack Steil calls the signals for the Spartans at the State Tourney .PHOTO: Dave OverlundCathedral Hockey 2019Cathedral clobbered Greenway in a state tourney rematch .PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONCathedral HockeyCathedral takes 6A Title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Cathedral HockeyJack Smith warms up before Cathedral’s semifinal game against Hermantown.PHOTO: Dave Overlund (AM 1390 Granite City Sports)Apollo vs Sauk Rapids-RiceApollo girls hoops takes on the Storm in Sauk Rapids.PHOTO: Dave OverlundSartell Youth Hockey WildThe MInnesota Wild came to Sartell for their Youth Hockey Spotlight. PHOTO: Dave Overlund, WJONMike Modano SartellMike Modano behind the Sabres’ bench.PHOTO: Kelly McCarneySartell-St.-Stephen-Dance-Team-2-Courtesy-Kelly-McCarneySartell Dance at State. PHOTO: Roger MischkeSauk Rapids WrestlingSauk Rapids-Rice wrestler Andrew Wollak won his 100th match. PHOTO: Dave OverlundApollo BasketballThe Apollo boys basketball team celebrates their section title.PHOTO: Dave Overlund Apollo BasketballApollo captures section title.center_img About Connatix V56490 1080p HD Visit Advertiser website GO TO PAGE Skip 720p HDlast_img read more

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Elevate receives Gyazo’s first esports team sponsorship

first_imgScreenshot-capturing program Gyazo has sponsored North American organisation Elevate.This is the first team sponsorship that Gyazo has engaged in and, as part of the deal, Elevate’s players and streamers will receive ‘Pro’ accounts for the program.Image credit: ElevateRELATED: Stream-Aid aims to help with live stream monetisationElevate will post screenshots and videos on social media taken using Gyazo, sharing highlights and recaps of streams and events. The program is introducing its “instant screenshot and video sharing” capabilities to esports.Gyazo said the following on the partnership in an announcement: “Just like the top players and streamers from Elevate we’re always looking to improve and reach the next level. We’re hiking a trail to discover a hidden cave behind a waterfall. We’re planting a surprise at site A. We’re leveling up.”REACTION: GumGum Sports reveals esports social rankings for Q2 2019Elevate will host giveaways with Gyazo for its fans in the future, though the contents of said giveaways haven’t been disclosed at the time of writing.Elevate is also partnered with G FUEL, Victrix, GT Throne, EGL, and Ember Webs. It currently fields competitors in Call of Duty, PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds, Halo, and Rainbow Six Siege.Esports Insider says: This is a peculiar one, we won’t lie. It seems like everybody already uses – or is, at least, aware of – Gyazo but evidently it feels as if its new features can be utilised well in esports. It’ll be interesting to see just how Elevate’s social media content changes over the next few weeks as part of this deal.Join our Discord Server!last_img read more

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