May 7, 2020 /Sports News – Local Former Utah/Broncos Tailback Devontae Booker Signs With the Raiders Brad James FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailLAS VEGAS-Per news first reported by ABC 10 of Sacramento, former University of Utah and Denver Broncos tailback Devontae Booker has found a new home in the AFC West with the Las Vegas Raiders.Booker, who amassed 3,395 scrimmage yards with the Utes and 23 total touchdowns in two seasons (2014-2015), was a 4th round pick by the Broncos in the 2016 NFL Draft.While in Denver, Booker posted 1,103 rushing yards and added 872 receiving yards, scoring seven net touchdowns in the past four seasons.Booker was the Broncos’ leading rusher in 2016, posting 612 rushing yards and four touchdowns.However, with the emergence of other tailbacks, such as Royce Freeman and Phillip Lindsay in recent seasons, his opportunities in the Broncos’ backfield began to diminish, setting up a new start with the Raiders. Written by Tags: Devontae Booker
Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter to stay up-to-date on the latest coronavirus news throughout New York A 20-year-old man was killed when he crashed his SUV into a tree in his hometown of Medford on Wednesday afternoon.Suffolk County police said Peter Mungo was driving a Hyundai Santa Fe westbound on Jamaica Avenue when the vehicle veered off the road, struck a mailbox and then a tree in front at 12:45 p.m.Mungo was taken to Brookhaven Memorial Hospital Medical Center in East Patchogue where he was pronounced dead shortly after Emergency Service Section officers extricated him from the vehicle.Fifth Squad detectives impounded the truck, are continuing the investigation and ask anyone with information to call them at 631-854-8552 or anonymously to Crime Stoppers at 1-800-220-TIPS.
continue reading » Even though we’re less than halfway through the first quarter of 2020, it’s a good time to start thinking about the opportunities that will present themselves to you throughout the rest of the year. But wait! How can you prepare for opportunities you know nothing about? Pause on that question. We’ll come back to it.Before we go any further, let’s look back to the fateful day in September 2000 when Netflix co-founder Marc Randolph met with John Antioco, the CEO of Blockbuster. (You remember that company, right?) Keep in mind, Netflix wasn’t the entertainment giant it is today. In September 2000, Netflix was a DVD-by-mail rental service, and it was in trouble. The company’s innovative business model, which was all that was possible in the era of slow download speeds, was catching on, but not quickly enough for the company to be anywhere near profitable. Randolph and his Netflix team came up with a solution: They would try to be acquired by Blockbuster.In Randolph’s new book, That Will Never Work, he describes the pitch he made at that September meeting:“We should join forces,” Randolph told Antioco. “We will run the online part of the combined business. You will focus on the stores. We will find the synergies that come from the combination, and it will truly be a case of the whole being greater than the sum of its parts.” ShareShareSharePrintMailGooglePinterestDiggRedditStumbleuponDeliciousBufferTumblr
BOONE, Iowa (Sept. 7) – Dylan Smith heads the list of first-time champions crowned Saturday night at the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s. Smith led the last 10 circuits in winning the Modified main event at Boone Speedway. Restarts erased each of Chris Mills’ big leads and helped open the door for Smith, who then had to hold off Jon Snyder following a late restart.“I knew if we could stay in the top four we’d have a shot at it in the end,” said Smith, who earned $5,800 for his efforts, including a $3,800 Speedway Motors Weekly Racing bonus. “I really didn’t want to see that yellow come with two laps to go but it all worked out.” Keith White and Shawn Kilgore completed the top four. Kilgore had started 15th.Joining Smith on stage for the traditional Saturday champions’ photo were Brandon Czarapata, Stock Cars; Brandon Pruitt, Hobby Stocks; and Carter VanDenberg, Northern SportMods. Mike Nichols had checked out on everybody before the first caution came 20 laps into the 30-lap Stock Car main. Czarapata slipped past on the ensuing restart, bringing Brian Irvine along. Irvine got loose in the second set of turns following a late restart. Jay Schmidt, 18th starting Damon Murty and Kyle Vanover rounded out the top four. Runner-up in 2011 and 2012, Pruitt led the distance in the Hobby show despite the best efforts of Chris Luloff and David Rieks.Luloff, Rieks and Bill Bonnett ended 2-3-4. VanDenBerg led all 30 circuits in the SportMod main. Doug Smith ran second most of the way and finished in that position; Clint Luellen gained third for good with four laps left and Brett Lowry was fourth.Dustin Smith topped the Harris Auto Racing Race of Champions for Modifieds right after brother Donavon repeated as winner of the Sunoco Face Fuels Race of Champions for Stock Cars.Randy Embrey was the Karl Chevrolet Hobby Stock Race of Champions king and Bobby Anders bested the Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod Race of Champions for Northern SportMods, leading all 10 circuits despite a deflating front left tire.Drivers from 25 states competed at the 31st annual event and Canadian competitors Kody Scholpp and Aaron Turnbull put the International were seventh and ninth, respectively, in the Modified dance.Mike Jergens did double duty, finishing 11th in the Stock Car feature and 33rd in the Modified go.