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Deery Series headlines Memorial Day show at Boone Speedway

first_imgBOONE, Iowa – A Memorial Day tradition continues at Boone Speedway when the Deery Brothers Summer Series headlines the holiday race program.Touring IMCA Late Models race for $2,000 to win and a minimum of $300 to start the Monday, May 29 main event.Pit gates open at 2 p.m. and the grandstand opens at 3 p.m. Hot laps are at 4 p.m. and racing starts at 5 p.m. Grandstand admission is $20 for adults, $7 for students ages 13-17 and free for kids 12 and under attending with a paid adult. Pit passes are $30.Thirteen of the previous 45 Deery Series events held at Boone Speedway were Memorial Day specials. Jeff Aikey of Cedar Falls leads all drivers with seven tour victories there, including a string of four straight IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s wins through last September.Gary Webb of Blue Grass and Ray Guss Jr. of Milan each own four career Deery wins at Boone.Completing the Monday card are IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional, Allstar Performance State and track points will be awarded in all three divisions.More information about the seventh event of the 31st annual series is available from Boone Speedway promoter Robert Lawton at 515 987-1220 and at the www.raceboone.com website.The tour returns to Boone for the Super Nationals show on Thursday, Sept. 7.Deery Brothers Summer Series top 20 point standings – 1. Jake Neal, Omaha, Neb., 211; 2. Jesse Sobbing, Malvern, 208; 3. Matt Ryan, Davenport, 201; 4. Cayden Carter, Os­kaloosa, and Luke Goedert, Guttenberg, both 198; 6. Chad Holladay, Muscatine, 192; 7. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, 191; 8. Darrel DeFrance, Marshalltown, 186; 9. Curt Martin, Independence, 184; 10. Jeff Tharp, Sherrill, 177; 11. Richie Gustin, Gilman, 148; 12. Joel Callahan, Dubuque, 140; 13. Paul Conrad, Colo, 131; 14. Jus­tin Kay, Wheatland, 117; 15. Tyler Bruening, Decorah, 110; 16. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, 109; 17. Curt Schroeder, Newton, 101; 18. Travis Denning, Sterling, Ill., 99; 19. Luke Merfeld, Dubuque, 97; 20. John Emerson, Waterloo, 91.last_img read more

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AROUND THE BEND

first_img That feeling, the competitive itch to pick the lacrosse stick back up, hit Allie Murray whenever she played sports with the kids. After graduating from Notre Dame in three years, she worked in youth development for a university-affiliated community center in South Bend, Indiana.She taught reading, writing, even a little lacrosse during daily after-school programs. While searching for graduate programs, she kept thinking about her final year of eligibility. In UND’s 2014 regular season finale, Murray’s last-ever start, she allowed six goals on seven shots and was pulled after seven minutes and 41 seconds. The opponent, then-No. 1 Syracuse.Then she walked away, unsure if she’d ever play again. She had no idea her career would be resurrected at the same school that once ended it.A second chance I never thought I’d have.Allie MurrayIt was the solution Syracuse didn’t expect. After falling short in the national semifinal, the Orange lost just three key players, one of whom was goalie Kelsey Richardson. An injury to sophomore Melina Woon Avery left the position in question. The answer arrived when Murray visited SU with her mother and enrolled in a graduate Child and Family Studies program. Murray’s unorthodox path to Syracuse mirrors her unorthodox style of play, which at times has left her on the bench and other times “unbeatable.” Head coach Gary Gait still has yet to officially name a starter but tabbed Murray the frontrunner.“I’d like to say we took a leap of faith, but it really wasn’t,” said assistant coach Regy Thorpe. “It was a no-brainer. … What I love about her is that she’s hungry, she gets another chance.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textShe missed two fall practices per week because of teaching assistant obligations, but made up for it by consuming hours of film in 30-minute chunks and playing in 20-plus scrimmages. Since arriving at SU, Murray has also groomed SU’s future. Teammate and first-team All-American Halle Majorana said she never turns down offers to take extra shots. Murray developed a routine for goalkeepers of “next-level drills” featuring footwork, clearing and hand-eye coordination.Courtesy of John Strohsacker | Inside LacrosseAllie Murray stands in net for Syracuse during the team’s scrimmage against Florida on Jan. 11Murray’s been working on those drills since high school. At Downington East (Pennsylvania), she had the quickest hand-eye coordination Lee Krug had seen in 39 years of coaching. During game warm-ups Krug usually scored at will from six yards out on most high school goalkeepers, but Murray surprised him. Krug shot harder. It made no difference. Sometimes, he thought Murray was laughing at him.Her reflexes helped develop an approach Krug had never seen before. When faced with a 1-on-1, Murray aggressively took one or two steps out to the right or left. Typically, goalkeepers step straight to the player, forcing them to choose a side to attack. Murray chose for them, cutting off shooting angles to one side, but leaving an open net on the other. Murray watched, waiting for the shot and then used her reflexes to meet the attacker’s stick. It reminded Krug of a basketball player blocking a shot.The coaching staff tried to change her approach, but she kept winning, became a high school All-American and they abandoned the project. Murray carried the aggression to Notre Dame under Christine Halfpenny and now Syracuse.She’s not shackled back there. She comes out and makes plays. We’re going to give up some open-netters probably here or there. She’s fun to watch. She’s really like an eighth defender.Regy ThorpeA few times during her senior year of high school, Murray was subbed out mid-game because, Krug said, she didn’t seem interested. When she played well, she excelled, but she struggled with consistency.Krug, Halfpenny and Thorpe all said when Murray goes on a “hot streak,” she’ll make game-changing saves. Each coach used the word “unbeatable.” Once, when Halfpenny said Murray got “really hot,” she made eight saves, including one in the final minute on a free position shot to preserve a Fighting Irish one-goal upset over No. 4 Northwestern. Forty-five days later, she was subbed out against Syracuse.That feeling — the happiness of picking up a lacrosse stick again — hit Murray when she stepped back onto the turf. She shares a house with her fifth-year teammates and relishes seeing shots again. She allowed goals this fall, but even that felt OK when the defense formed around her.“It’s unlike anything else,” Murray said of teammates, for whom she has plans. “… We have a good opportunity at winning (the national championship).“I know it’s my last shot.” Comments This is placeholder text Advertisement Allie Murray’s last shot at lacrosse comes in net for the Orange Published on February 11, 2016 at 12:07 am Contact Sam: [email protected] | @Sam4TRcenter_img Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment. Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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What is David Beckham’s net worth and what endorsements does he have?

first_imgA big part of Brand Beckham in the 21st century, of course, has been the social-media following he has been quickly able to build since Facebook, Twitter and Instagram gained popularity. Beckham has 52 million likes on Facebook, good for fifth among all current and former athletes, behind only Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson.His 63 million followers on Instagram place him in the top 40 accounts in the world on the platform, ahead of the likes of Justin Timberlake, Ronaldinho, Gareth Bale and Lady Gaga.Beckham is not on Twitter, but his wife Victoria has 12 million followers and his son Cruz signed up for an account in late 2016.Footballers’ net worthLionel Messi net worthCristiano Ronaldo net worthNeymar net worthZlatan Ibrahimovic net worthMohamed Salah net worthWayne Rooney net worthRaheem Sterling net worthGareth Bale net worthPaul Pogba net worthDiego Maradona net worthAlex Morgan net worthMegan Rapinoe net worthHarry Kane net worthKylian Mbappe net worthThierry Henry net worth Beckham had been given the option to own a franchise team as part of the contract he signed with MLS when he joined the LA Galaxy in 2007 and he exercised that option in 2014.However, he is not the sole owner of the team and heads up an ownership group known as Miami Beckham United.As well as Beckham, the group consists of Simon Fuller, Marcelo Claure, Todd Boehly, Masayoshi Son and the Mas brothers, Jorge and Jose. You can read more about Beckham’s Miami MLS team in Goal ‘s explainer here.Who is David Beckham’s wife? He has shown little sign of slowing down and recently launched another new project –  Inter Miami, the Miami-based Major League Soccer franchise – signalling his intention to make it one of the best teams in North America.But how fruitful have his numerous financial ventures been? Goal takes a look.What is David Beckham’s net worth?How much does David Beckham earn?What sponsorship deals does David Beckham have?What businesses does David Beckham have?Who is David Beckham’s wife?What charity work does David Beckham do?How many social media followers does David Beckham have?What is David Beckham’s net worth?Net worth:£300m ($450m)Source of wealth:Football contracts, endorsement deals, business investmentsDate of Birth:May 2, 1975Country of birth:EnglandDavid Beckham’s net worth is usually estimated at around £300 million (or $450m), though figures often vary.That is partially a consequence of the fact that ‘Brand Beckham’ can also include his wife, Victoria, who runs her own fashion label.Interestingly, even the pair’s children are already lucrative earners. For example, in 2014, the Mail on Sunday reported that David’s then-12-year-old son Romeo was paid £45,000 for one day’s work for Burberry.How much does Beckham earn?According to the Sun , Beckham earned around £29 million in dividends from his company DB Ventures Limited over the course of 2016 and 2017, meaning he earned roughly £40,000 a day during that period.Documents filed at Companies House showed that Beckham was paid a dividend of £18.75m in 2017 from his company DB Ventures Limited, having previously received a £10.2m dividend in 2016.Taking the aforementioned £29m figure as a basis for analysis, the table below shows how much Beckham roughly earns, through DB Ventures, per year, month, week and day.As you can see, the retired footballer still earns well more than many of the top stars currently playing the game.TimeframeEarningsPer second£0.46Per minute£27.66Per hour£1659.79Per day£39,835Per week£278,846Per month£1.2mPer year£14.5m* Note that the above figures are subject to change.What sponsorship deals does David Beckham have?Beckham endorses a number of products, as is common practice among current and former footballers.One of his most successful recent campaigns was with clothing retailer H&M, for whom he appeared in a number of ads with comedian Kevin Hart.Also prominent are Beckham’s deals with Tudor watches and Haig Club whisky, the latter of which he has promoted heavily on his social media accounts.There are numerous others past and present, including Breitling, Sainsbury’s, Armani, Gillette, AIA Group and Pepsi Co. Of course, the man who made the Adidas Predator boots famous continues to work with the sporting apparel brand he was most associated with during his playing days and has helped launch a number of reboots.What businesses does David Beckham have?Seven Global LLP seems to have been created around Beckham’s lifestyle products in partnership with the Global Brands Group, who work with a number of celebrities on their own lines. Footwork Productions, meanwhile, takes care of his name and image rights.They come under the umbrella of DB Ventures, which is the overarching company responsible, as recent accounts put it, for the “licensing and other forms of commercialisation of the ‘David Beckham’ brand”.Its parent company, in turn, is Beckham Brand Holdings Ltd, which is split equally between David, Victoria and the family’s management group headed by Simon Fuller.In January 2018, Beckham, along with his business partners, launched a Miami MLS team – Inter Miami – that entered the North American league as an expansion team in 2020. Jasen Vinlove/USA Today https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/43/ad/david-beckham-miami-mls-announcement_p7ygftmnfo311snct6zet4ejl.jpg?t=1126926801&w=500&quality=80 Getty https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/be/f/david-and-victoria-beckham-18012018_1tgcmed37hsnq1e4dc676ge1d3.jpg?t=332752865&w=500&quality=80 Beckham married Victoria Adams, who was then a member of the world-famous girl band Spice Girls and known by the moniker ‘Posh Spice’, in the summer of 1999 and the pair have been together since.The wedding took place on July 4 at Luttrellstown Castle, which is located in Clonsilla, a suburb of Dublin, Ireland. The couple’s son Brooklyn was the ring-bearer and Beckham’s former Manchester United team-mate Gary Neville served as best man.Shortly after getting married to Beckham, Victoria – like the other Spice Girls – launched a solo singing career as well as branching out into fashion and other business ventures.What charity work does David Beckham do?Beckham has worked on a number of health initiatives in impoverished areas of the world, most prominently in his role as a UNICEF ambassador. He created his own fund for the organisation named ‘7’, which raises money to support its work.He came under scrutiny in early 2017 when a cache of emails was released in which Beckham appeared to be expecting a knighthood for his charity work, though UNICEF supported him by stating it was “extremely proud” of their partnership and grateful for his personal donations.How many social media followers does David Beckham have? Getty Images https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/GOAL/80/99/david-beckham-manchester-united_cei0zhemmlh01fhlnl24ra9j8.jpg?w=500&quality=80 Retirement from football has done nothing to weaken David Beckham’s brand. If anything, the former England captain has grown even more popular since he hung up his boots and began to focus solely on his life off the pitch.Always a popular face with advertisers, Beckham’s appeal has become an empire over the past few years. He has turned his hand to fashion, food and drink, television, entertainment and more, and he continues to reap the rewards.last_img read more

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