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Phelps wins showdown with Lochte in Grand Prix meet

 

Michael Phelps at Maryland statehouse (photo by Marylandstater via wikipedia commons)

Swimming star Michael Phelps beat Ryan Lochte in the 200-meter individual medley at the Indianapolis Grand Prix.

Phelps finished in 1 minute, 56.32 seconds, almost two seconds faster than the 2012 previous world best and more than three seconds ahead of New York native Lochte, who finished third at 1:59.37.

 

Info compiled from Radio, TV & Swimming news

Cincinnati beats Villanova; gains first, second round bye in Big East tourney

 

Yancy Gates (photo by BH photography courtesy UC athletics)

With its 72-68 win over the weekend over Villanova, the Cincinnati Bearcats clinched one of four double-byes in this week’s Big East conference tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York.

The Bearcats next game will be on Thursday.

Yancy Gates scored 16 points and Dion Dixon 14 to lead the UC attack.

During the game, Gates became the seventh player in UC history to reach 1,400 career points and 850 career rebounds.

UC improves to 22-9, 12-6 in the conference, while the Wildcats drop to 12-18, 5-13.

 

Info compiled from UC athletics

American Huh wins PGA Tour event in Mexico

 

John Huh (courtesy of PGA Tour)

New York native John Huh is the 2012 winner of the Mayakoba Golf Classic in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

Huh parred the eighth playoff hole with Robert Allenby.

Sunday’s final round playoff matched the second-longest in PGA Tour history.

Huh closed the tournament with an 8-under-par 63 to tie Allenby with a 65 at 13-under 271.

The 6’0, 190-pound Huh now lives in Los Angeles and has 2 pro wins.

He is a graduate of Cal State-Northridge and turned pro in 2008.

 

Info compiled from PGA Tour news

2012 NASCAR HALL OF FAME INDUCTEE: Richie Evans, National NASCAR modified champion

 

Richard Ernest Evans, known to his racing counterparts and friends as Richie Evans. He was an American race car driver who won nine NASCAR National Modified Championships, including eight in a row from 1978 to 1985. The International Motorsports Hall of Fame lists this achievement as “one of the supreme accomplishments in motorsports”. Evans won virtually every major race for asphalt modifieds, most of them more than once, including winning the Race of Champions three times.. Evans was elected to the NASCAR Hall of Fame on June 14, 2011. As one of the Class of 2012, Richie will be one of the Hall’s first 15 inductees, and is the first Hall of Famer from outside NASCAR’s premier series.

Evans left his family’s farm at age 16 to work at a local garage in Rome, New York. After he found early success in street racing, then became a winner in drag racing, an associate suggested he try building a car to race at the nearby Utica-Rome Speedway. He ran his first oval-track car, a 1954 Ford Hobby Stock numbered PT-109 (after John F. Kennedy’s torpedo boat in World War II, in 1962. He advanced to the Modifieds, the premier division, in 1965, winning his first feature in the season’s final night.

 

In 1973, Evans became the NASCAR National Modified Champion. In 1978, the “Rapid Roman” won a second title and did not relinquish his crown during the next seven years. Evans took over four hundred feature race wins at racetracks from Quebec to Florida before he was killed in a crash at Martinsville Speedway in 1985 while practicing for the Winn-Dixie 500 tripleheader in late 1985 (three races in one day — a 200-lap Modified race, a 200-lap Busch Series race, and a 100-lap Late Model race). Before his fatal crash, Evans had clinched NASCAR’s inaugural Winston Modified Tour (now known as Whelen Modified Tour championship.

 

In 1982, NASCAR created the Whelen All-American Series, then known as the Winston Racing Series, to reward successful short-track racers and to provide incentives for them to support their local weekly short tracks, known now as NASCAR Home Tracks. A region-based series when Evans competed (now an international series, based on individual state and provincial champions), Evans won the Northeast Region championship all four years that he competed in it, from 1982 through 1985, but did not win the national championship.

 

Richie Evans won 28 championships at 11 different tracks in 4 states.

 

Evans was born July 23, 1941 and died October 24, 1985.

Richie Evans at New Smyrna Speedway in Florida in 1985 (photo by Kenny via wikipedia commons)

 

 

 

Info compiled from NASCAR, Radio, TV & Wikipedia

Springstead, former AL umpire dead at 74

 

Marty Springstead (MLB photo)

One of Major League Baseball’s best umpire’s of all-time, Marty Springstead, is dead at age 74.

MLB said on Wednesday that Springstead was found dead at his home in Florida on Tuesday night.

Liked by players and managers, Springstead at the age of 36 became the youngest umpire crew chief in World Series history.

From Nyack, New York, he was an American League umpire from 1966-1985. His other World Series appearances include 1978 and 1983. All-Star games include 1969, 1975 and 1982. He umpired in five AL championship series.

After retiring as an active umpire on the field, he became the American League’s executive director of umpires, then became an umpire supervisor for MLB after staffs from the NL and AL merged into one group.

He retired from his supervisor’s position just before the 2010 season.

 

Info compiled from MLB, Radio & TV news

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