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Truex Jr. extends points lead, but could have had much more

first_imgRELATED: Full race results | Driver standings | Stage points for ’17LOUDON, N.H. — For Coors Light Pole winner Martin Truex Jr., Sunday’s Overton’s 301 had a similar feel to the No. 78 Furniture Row Racing team’s dominating run last weekend at Kentucky — at least for a while.Truex captured the first stage comfortably, increasing his series-best playoff points total to 29 and led the first 78 laps. But there the domination ended.Divergent pit strategies put Truex deep in the field for the start of the second stage, and a flat right front tire forced him to pit out of sequence in the final stage. A poor restart from the bottom lane after the final caution cost him track position, and Truex couldn’t advance beyond third before the checkered flag.The good news? Truex increased his lead in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series standings to 38 points over race runner-up Kyle Larson, who is second in points.“We had a really good WIX Filters Toyota for most of the race and led a bunch of laps and then got that flat tire, kind of got off sequence,” Truex said. “Whatever happened there after Lap 200 or so, I think the VHT (traction compound) was kind of wore off the track, and we started to lose our edge a little bit there. We still had a shot, but on the last restart we got the inside lane there, restarted third. It wasn’t the place to be, obviously.“I think the 11 (race winner Denny Hamlin) started fourth, and that was really the place I would have liked to have been. And then we just didn’t get a good restart on the bottom and lost a couple spots and had to battle back and then just didn’t quite have the speed at the end of the race that we had the first 200 laps. All in all, it was a tough-fought day. We had to come from 24th at one point (at the start of the second stage), and just a hard-fought day, a good job by everybody and a solid third-place effort. Just didn’t have enough there at the end.”last_img read more

‘From the conventional to the cunning’: Gauke takes on criminal gangs in prisons

first_imgLord chancellor David GaukeSource: AlamyIn his first public speech since taking office two months ago, Gauke told an audience at the RSA (Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce) in London that drugs are the biggest cause of prison violence.Gauke said gangs are exploiting the emergence of psychoactive substances such as ‘spice’ – which can be sold in prisons for more than their street value – and targeting a literally ‘captive market’.Pages of fake legal letters purporting to be from a prisoner’s solicitor are soaked in drugs, Gauke said. Paint in supposed children’s drawings to parents in prison are laced in liquid psychoactive drugs. Some offenders deliberately breach licence conditions so they can return to prison to smuggle in drugs. ‘From the conventional to the cunning … these criminal gangs will stop at nothing to maintain their access to such a lucrative market,’ Gauke said.The lord chancellor announced that, as part of a £14m investment, the government is setting up an intelligence and serious organised crime team to work with the National Crime Agency to identify gangs and stop their ability to operate in prisons. Technology is being installed in 30 prisons to enable officers to download data from seized phones.Gauke said he wants to rethink prisoner categories, looking not just at the length of a prisoner’s sentence but also their behaviour in prison, ensuring that ‘ringleaders’ are cut off from their network. He also announced that he is convening a cross-governmental group of senior ministers, with the prime minister’s ‘full backing’, to work across departments to reduce reoffending and its annual £15bn cost to society.Gauke stressed the importance of showing prisoners that the ‘path of further criminality only leads to more punishment and less freedom’. Highlighting the importance of incentives, the justice secretary said he witnessed, during his tenure as secretary of state for work and pensions, how a ‘mixture of incentives, support and sanctions’ can influence behaviour. Lord chancellor and justice secretary David Gauke has declared war on criminal gangs who have become increasingly brazen about how they smuggle drugs into prison.#*#*Show Fullscreen*#*#last_img read more

B. Williams practices as Thomas says Ravens teammates on “same page”

first_imgOWINGS MILLS, Md. — On the same day Ravens defensive tackle Brandon Williams returned to practice, safety Earl Thomas says the two are “on the same page” after last Sunday’s post-game dispute.An NFL Network report indicated the two were involved in a “heated” discussion after Williams missed the Week 4 loss to Cleveland with a knee injury. The veteran lineman hadn’t been on the injury report until Saturday and was deactivated after a lackluster on-field workout before Sunday’s game. Without their run-stopping tackle anchoring the defense, the Ravens gave up a season-worst 193 yards in the 40-25 loss to the Browns.Baltimore is allowing 4.9 yards per carry, which currently ranks 27th in the NFL.“We talked about it. I just want him out there,” said Thomas about his spat with Williams. “He’s a Pro Bowler. We’re better when he’s out there, so I was a little frustrated. I just wanted to see what was going on with him because I knew he had practiced earlier in the week. I didn’t know.“It just kind of hit me out of the blindside, but hopefully he’ll play this week. We’ll get it fixed.”Williams practiced on a limited basis after sitting out Wednesday’s session, a positive sign for his availability for Sunday’s trip to Heinz Field to take on Pittsburgh. However, the Ravens were without center Matt Skura, who missed Thursday’s workout with a knee issue. Starting left guard Bradley Bozeman is listed on the team’s depth chart as the backup center, but undrafted rookie Patrick Mekari would be another option if Skura weren’t able to play.Tight end Mark Andrews (foot) was a limited participant on Thursday after receiving the previous day off. He has now missed parts of four straight practice weeks, but he appeared to be moving better against the Browns than he did in the previous week’s loss to Kansas City, catching four passes for 31 yards and a touchdown in Week 4.There is no shortage of urgency with the Ravens having lost two straight and not wanting to fall to 0-2 in AFC North play against the Steelers, who registered their first win of the season Monday night.“We know what this game entails. It’s a rivalry,” Andrews said. “We know it’s going to be a hostile environment. We have a bunch of fighters in this locker room, a bunch of resilient guys, and I trust these guys.”Reserve safety Brynden Trawick (elbow) was placed on injured reserve a day after returning to practice on a limited basis. Trawick had missed each of the last two games with the injury. The Ravens did not immediately announce a corresponding roster move.Meanwhile, the Steelers are dealing with their own health concerns as wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe), running back James Conner (ankle), and tight end Vance McDonald (shoulder) have yet to practice this week. McDonald didn’t play in Week 4 while Smith-Schuster and Conner were banged up in Pittsburgh’s win over Cincinnati.Below is Thursday’s full injury report:BALTIMOREDID NOT PARTICIPATE: C Matt Skura (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (knee)LIMITED PARTICIPATION: TE Mark Andrews (foot), DT Brandon Williams (knee)FULL PARTICIPATION: S Earl Thomas (non-injury)PITTSBURGHDID NOT PARTICIPATE: LB Anthony Chickillo (foot), RB James Conner (ankle), G Ramon Foster (non-injury), TE Vance McDonald (shoulder), RB Roosevelt Nix (knee), WR JuJu Smith-Schuster (toe)FULL PARTICIPATION: LB Mark Barron (non-injury), DT Cameron Heyward (quadricep), C Maurkice Pouncey (non-injury), LB Vince Williams (hamstring)last_img read more