Pennsylvania Governor Wolf Statement on Expected Resignation of Rep. Charlie Dent SHARE Email Facebook Twitter April 17, 2018 National Issues, Press Release, Statement Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf today thanked U.S. Representative Charlie Dent for his service to the country and commonwealth following his announcement that he would resign from Congress in May.“Charlie Dent is a voice of reason and civility that breaks through the chaos and partisanship of Washington and he will be missed,” Governor Wolf said. “I thank Representative Dent for his service to our country and commonwealth. While we do not agree on everything, Charlie has always been approachable, and he has always put his constituents above partisan politics. I am proud to have worked with Representative Dent to make improvements in the Lehigh Valley and advance our constituents’ shared interests in Washington.”Once Governor Wolf receives an official resignation notice with an exact date, he will make a formal decision regarding scheduling the date of a special election.Pennsylvania’s Election Code requires the governor to issue a writ when the vacancy occurs during a session of Congress or if the vacancy occurs at a time when Congress shall be required to meet any time prior to the next general election. The governor must issue the writ within 10 days of the vacancy to set the special election date. The date of the election must not be sooner than 60 days after the governor issues the writ. Candidates would be nominated by the parties in accordance with party rules. Political bodies may nominate by circulating and filing nomination papers. The winner of the special election fills the balance of term.
Senior forward Leah Pruitt has scored 10 goals in 2018, matching her total goal tally in 2016 and 2017 combined. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The USC women’s soccer team finished the season perfect at home, tallying a combined 10 goals against Oregon State on Thursday and Oregon on Sunday.The Trojans carried their strengths of Thursday’s 5-0 victory over Oregon State into their performance against Oregon on Sunday to notch another 5-0 win in one of the team’s best performances of the season so far, which saw freshman forward Penelope Hocking posted her first hat trick.The scoring started early as Hocking recorded the first goal from a chip five minutes into the game. She followed that up with another goal 15 minutes later. Just one minute later, redshirt sophomore midfielder Savannah DeMelo netted a goal with a weak-footed volley from the top of the box. The game appeared to be locked up after the Trojans were up 3-0, 22 minutes into the game.The second half was much like the first. Hocking claimed her hat trick early on in the second half by scoring on a cross from redshirt junior forward Natalie Jacobs. The play started as DeMelo found Jacobs making a run out wide and connected a beautifully weighted ball to Jacobs, who later kept her composure to find Hocking on the end of the cross. Redshirt sophomore forward Samantha Bruder put the game to bed as she scored the fifth goal of the game off a pass by sophomore Arlie Jones. “I really wanted the hat trick, and I saw the keeper and I saw that show was coming near post, so I knew the only way that I was going to score was to get it over her head,” Hocking said. “It’s nice that not only [head] coach [Keidane] McAlpine trusts me, but also everyone on the team trusts me too that I can put the ball in the back of the net. That helps a lot, that faith and motivation to just do good for my team, it just makes everything better.”In most games this season, Hocking has had to come off the bench as opposed to starting, but her performance lately made McAlpine give her the nod, and she did not disappoint. Despite her role, Hocking leads the team in goals this season, with 12 after the hat trick. “[Hocking] had such a good performance on Thursday, you could tell that she’s getting into form,” McAlpine said. “But more importantly, you can tell that our front players are starting to click and they are finding each other and looking for each other better. The movement into the gaps behind, even though they are small, they are finding them quicker and sharper which is putting them in good places, so nothing but quality touches for them today.”On Thursday afternoon, the Women of Troy took on Oregon State. Going into the game, the No. 2-ranked Trojans were the favorites as the Beavers had only won two games all season. The game ended up being as lopsided as it was on paper — a 5-0 rout for USC.The scoring started early as senior forward Leah Pruitt put one past the keeper off an assist from sophomore forward Tara McKeown. Just eight minutes later, the roles reversed as McKeown got her name on the scoresheet via an assist by Pruitt. At halftime, the Trojans led 2-0.Just starting the second half, Hocking scored her first goal of the day, this time assisted by DeMelo. Three minutes later, Pruitt scored a rocket from 25 yards out from the goal to make the game 4-0 after 49 minutes of play. Hocking closed the game and scored her second on the day to take the scoreline to 5-0 in favor of the Trojans with 30 minutes left in the game.“I thought it was a very good performance,” McAlpine said. “The challenge to them today was to put more shots on frame, to give us better chances to score goals. And today, we still got our 20 shots, but we put more on frame which equals more goals, which I thought was fantastic.”The Trojans now sit with a 14-1-1 overall record for the season with three games left. First, the Trojans will travel to face Colorado squad on Thursday for a 2 p.m. kickoff. Following that, the Women of Troy will head to Salt Lake City to play Utah on Sunday at 11 a.m.
Former world No. 1 Andy Murray has announced he will make his singles comeback in the Cincinnati Masters, which starts Sunday.Murray suggested he was facing likely retirement during an emotional news conference at the Australian Open in January, but the Briton has gradually offered a more optimistic outlook since undergoing hip resurfacing surgery and making a successful return as a doubles player. Just five months on from his major operation, the 32-year-old won the men’s doubles at Queen’s Club in June alongside Feliciano Lopez.He then also featured in the men’s and mixed doubles at Wimbledon, partnering with Serena Williams in the latter, before playing in the Citi Open alongside brother Jamie and teaming up with Lopez again at the Rogers Cup.Murray has now determined he is ready to try his hand at competitive singles action once again, confirming on Facebook that he had accepted a wild card into the Cincinnati Masters.”That feeling when you accept a wildcard for the singles in Cinci,” Murray posted on his official Facebook page, together with the hashtags “#LetsDoThis” and “#HereWeGo”.mood when we heard @andy_murray was returning to singles at @CincyTennis pic.twitter.com/hLoJZNtRCa— US Open Tennis (@usopen) August 9, 2019The announcement is sure to fuel speculation over Murray’s potential participation in the U.S. Open, a tournament he won in 2012 to claim the first of his three Grand Slam titles to date.He went on to win Wimbledon twice after that breakthrough success at Flushing Meadows, his first triumph in 2013 ending a 77-year wait for a British men’s singles champion at the grass-court slam. Murray reached the top of the world rankings in November 2016 before his long-term hip issues became more debilitating.After undergoing hip surgery in January 2018, Murray struggled in his comeback and cut a disconsolate figure in Melbourne this year when he suggested his illustrious career was coming to an end.However, Murray described his latest operation, which has left him pain-free, as “life-changing” and he is now on the brink of completing a remarkable return to top-level singles action.
The Selector of B&H Football Team, Safet Sušic has published a list of 20 players, who will play for a friendly match against the United States Team in Kosevo on 14th August. The Selector Sušic has called the following players: Asmir Begović, Asmir Avdukić, Jasmin Fejzić, Ermin Bičakčić, Emir Spahić, Toni Šunjić, Mensur Mujdža, Ervin Zukanović, Miralem Pjanić, Senad Lulić, Sejad Salihović, Adnan Zahirović, Elvir Rahimić, Haris Medunjanin, Miroslav Stevanović, Zvjezdan Misimović, Avdija Vršajević, Edin Džeko, Edin Višća and Vedad Ibišević.New name in the list is the defensive player of Braunschweig Ermin Bičakčić, who will finally join the team. He will enter the game during the first minutes with the uniform of his homeland.“Bičakčić can participate because he does not need a passport for this friendly match, and in this case it is not necessary to change the sport’s citizenship because he did not play for any other team, and his passport will be ready until the match with Slovakia“, said Sušic, adding that his arrival is a huge benefit for the team. We recall that Bičakčić was declared the best stopper in the last season, of the second German league.Zvjezdan Misimović will join the team, who due to injuries had to quit his participation at the match in Latvia.Sušić said that he wanted to spare Misimović, but he insisted to participate in the game, because he probably missed playing and his teammates.Sušić has left out of the list Boris Pandža, Muamer Svraku, Senijad Ibričić and Ivan Sesar.“Sesar, Pandža and Ibričić did not get the call because they do not have a club, and that is valid even for other players who do not have a club“, said Sušic. (Source: klix.ba)
The 2020 NASCAR All-Star Race, of course, was originally scheduled to run on its traditional May weekend at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Salvaged and rescheduled for July, the All-Star Race now will play out at Bristol Motor Speedway for the first time in its 36-year history.Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7 p.m. ET, Wednesday night’s Open will feature three stages (35 laps, 35 laps, 15 laps), and the winner of each stage will advance to the All-Star Race. The main event will feature four stages (55 laps, 35 laps, 35 laps, 15 laps) and will start shortly after 8:30 p.m. ET.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race and beyond.MORE: Watch the NASCAR All-Star Race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR All-Star Race start today?Race: NASCAR All-Star Race (and Open) at Bristol Motor SpeedwayDate: Wednesday, July 15 Start time: 7 p.m. ET (Open) | 8:30 p.m. ET (All-Star Race)The first green flag of the night Wednesday will wave shortly after 7 p.m. ET for The Open, a quick qualifying race for those not yet locked into the All-Star field. The Open will feature stage lengths of 35, 35 and 15 laps. The winners of those three stages will earn spots in the back of the All-Star race lineup.The All-Star Race itself has a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET and features stage lengths of 55, 35, 35 and 15 laps. Both green flag and yellow flag laps will count in Stages 1-3 with only green flag laps counting in the final stage.FS1’s NASCAR All-Star Race coverage will start at 6 p.m. ET.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: FS1Live stream: Fox Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)The TV channel for Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race is the same as originally scheduled even though the event had to be moved back to July and relocated from Charlotte to Bristol.FS1 is carried by all major pay TV distributors. Fox Sports’ site has a “find FS1” feature so viewers can find channel listings in their area and on their system.As has been the case for all Cup Series races on Fox and FS1 since NASCAR returned to racing in May, Mike Joy and Jeff Gordon will call Wednesday night’s All-Star Race. They will do so remotely from the Fox studio rather than the booth at the track.The NASCAR All-Star Race is Fox’s last Cup Series event of the 2020 season before NBC and NBCSN officially take over as the TV channels for the rest of the year. NBC was able to keep last week’s Brickyard 400 in part because the race was part of a historic doubleheader with an IndyCar race, which took place on the IMS road course the day prior and broadcast live on NBC.NASCAR live stream for All-Star Race at BristolAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Wednesday’s NASCAR All-Star Race live via Fox Sports Go. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry FS1 — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox’s will close its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15 before NBC takes over, but NBC still carried the Brickyard 400 on July 5. The previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. The start time for Wednesday night’s NASCAR All-Star Race technically is a little earlier than originally scheduled. But the start time is the tip of the iceberg in terms of the changes the 2020 All-Star Race has endured as part of NASCAR’s schedule shake-up.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in the spring, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races that continues tonight at 7 p.m. ET with the running of The Open, a qualifying race for drivers not yet locked into the All-Star Race, and a start time of 8:30 p.m. ET for the main event.