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LUSAIL, Qatar (AP) — Cheers followed the final whistle. Disbelief quickly set in.

Saudi Arabia, a team that has won just three World Cup matches in their history, just pulled off what might be the biggest upset in the tournament’s history.

They beat Argentina 2-1.

“One for the books,” said Saudi Arabia coach Hervé Renard. “This is football. Sometimes things are completely crazy.”

Goalkeeper Mohammed Alowais, who made two key saves on Tuesday at the Lusail Stadium north of Doha to salvage Tuesday’s victory, was almost subdued at the end and perhaps did not understand the extent of the surprise.

“I’m very happy about this result, which we were able to achieve against this very traditional team,” said Alowais solemnly. “We have prepared. We were 100% ready and we hope to get better results in the future. I thought we were particularly good in the last few minutes because we got our three points.”

Not just in the last few minutes. Despite trailing 1-0 at half-time after a 10th-minute goal from Lionel Messi, perhaps the greatest footballer of all time, Saleh Alshehri and Salem Aldawsari both managed to score early in the second half.

It then took more than 50 minutes, including overtime at the end of the game at the referee’s discretion, to keep one of the tournament favorites at bay.

“All the stars were on us,” said Renard, who won the Africa Cup of Nations with Zambia in 2012 and Ivory Coast in 2015.

Renard has also coached Angola and Morocco, whom he led to the 2018 World Cup in Russia. In 2019 he took over Saudi Arabia.

“We made history for Saudi football,” said Renard. “It will stay like this forever. That’s the most important. But we also have to think about looking ahead because we still have two games that are very, very difficult for us.”

Next, Saudi Arabia meet Poland on Saturday and Mexico next Tuesday in Group C.

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USA struggles with injuries, inaction ahead of World Cup opener | Sports Sat, 19 Nov 2022 18:41:23 +0000

DOHA, Qatar (AP) – A World Cup in the middle of the European season is not ideal, especially for the United States.

Injuries and inactivity run through the squad ahead of Monday’s game against Wales.

Weston McKennie, Sergiño Dest and Luca de la Torre missed time and Christian Pulisic and Matt Turner are among those fighting for game time at their clubs. Defensemen Walker Zimmerman and Aaron Long step into the Americans’ first World Cup game in eight years after being sidelined more than a month after their season in Major League Soccer ended.

On Thursday there was a friendly against Al-Gharafa, the Qatari club that hosts the American training base at Thani bin Jassim Stadium, but the level of intensity is likely to be exponentially higher against Wales.

“It’s going to be a dogfight,” McKennie said on Saturday. “When everyone’s running at full steam and fighting for each other and there’s little fights to be seen on the field and everyone’s just fired up and ready to go, those are the times when I think we’ve done our best.”

The Americans, who have not been on football’s biggest stage since the overtime loss to Belgium in the round of 16 in Brazil, bring a new squad into play – only right-back DeAndre Yedlin remains from 2014. FIFA put the average age of the Americans at 25.2 years is the second lowest among the 32 teams, higher than only Ghana’s 24.7.

With youth comes impermanence.

“Every athlete in every single sport has a day off,” McKennie said. “And football is such a team sport that even if a player has a day off, everything can be thrown around and we’ve all had a day off at some point. Of course we know when we get into the national team everyone wants us to be 100%, everyone wants us to be focused and everything we are. But at the same time, we’re human and we can make mistakes too, so I think these are the times when we haven’t gotten the results we might want and haven’t reached our full potential.”

McKennie last played for Juventus on October 29 due to a hamstring injury.

“I got in, spent a couple of days just maintaining it and keeping it under control,” McKennie said. “We played the friendly the other day and I felt good, ready to go.”

Dest, who is struggling with an adductor problem, has not played 90 minutes since October 5. He returned from injury to play 35 minutes for AC Milan on 13 November.

“I was a bit tired after the last game,” he said. “It’s going well at the moment. I’m ready to play.”

The US Football Association did not let the media follow the friendly match against Al-Gharafa.

“We took a lot from it defensively and offensively,” Long said. “Stopping the attacks was great. Obviously we’ve got a couple of goals in there, make the lads feel confident in front of the net.

Players expect Wales to play five behind. When asked about his ability to join the attack, Dest began to respond, then paused and said, “One second.” He paused to confer with McKennie, who was sitting next to him, and McKennie chuckled when his teammate whispered, obviously wanting to make sure he wasn’t giving too much away.

“We know Wales like to go forward, so they leave space,” Dest said. “I think we can exploit that, especially from the flanks, and whoever plays that position, right or left back, there’s a lot of space. “


Abdulrahman Al-Jassim of host Qatar will officiate the match and Abdullah Al-Marri will be the video assistant referee. Al-Jassim was the video assistant referee at the 2018 World Cup and worked on USA’s 1-0 win over Panama at the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup.


Dest did not respond to criticism from former Netherlands international Rafael van der Vaart, who told Dutch TV channel Ziggo Sport: “He can be very good, but he always takes on too much. He thinks he’s a lot better than he is.”

“I know my skills. Of course I’ll improve and learn a few more things,” Dest replied. “I don’t know what he said.”

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Wednesday’s sport in a nutshell | Sports Thu, 17 Nov 2022 06:26:59 +0000


HOUSTON (AP) – Houston’s Justin Verlander and Miami’s Sandy Alcantara were unanimously selected for the Cy Young Award.

It is the second time that winners in both leagues have been unanimous since the award began in 1956, following Detroit’s Denny McLain in the American League and St. Louis’ Bob Gibson in the National League in 1968.

The 39-year-old Verlander, who also won the AL Award in 2019 after winning both MVP and Cy Young in 2011, is the 11th player to win it three times. Also in 2011 he won unanimously.

Verlander led the majors with a 1.75 ERA — the lowest of his 17-year career — after missing almost all of the previous two seasons while recovering from Tommy John’s surgery. He is the fourth AL pitcher with two unanimous wins after Roger Clemens (1986, 1998), Pedro Martinez (1999, 2000) and Johan Santana (2004, 2006).

Verander led the Astros to the best record in the AL, and while the postseason doesn’t count for the award, he clinched his first World Series win of his career in Game 5, as Houston beat Philadelphia in six games.

Alcantara had a 2.28 ERA while he was the major league-best with 228 2/3 innings and six competitive games. It’s the first Cy Young for the 27-year-old from the Dominican Republic, who becomes the first Marlins player to receive this honor.

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — All-Star left-hander Tyler Anderson is moving through Los Angeles, leaving the Dodgers on a three-year, $39 million deal with the Angels.

The 32-year-old is enjoying the best season of his major league career, going 15-5, 2.57 ERA for the Dodgers with 111 wins and a field selection that includes one of the best changes in the majors.

SEATTLE (AP) — The Seattle Mariners made one of the first big moves of the offseason by acquiring outfielder Teoscar Hernández from the Toronto Blue Jays for right-hander Erik Swanson and minor league left left Adam Macko.

Hernandez hit .267 with 25 home runs and 77 RBIs in 131 games last season. He was an All-Star starter in 2021 and finished that season on a .296 with 32 homers and 116 RBIs.


CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Virginia canceled its scheduled home soccer game Saturday against No. 23 Coastal Carolina after a campus shootout over the weekend that killed three players and injured another.

The school said it has not yet decided whether the Cavaliers will play their traditional final game of the regular season at Virginia Tech on Nov. 26.

A former player, Christopher Darnell Jones Jr., is accused of opening fire on a bus returning from a field trip Sunday night and killing starting wide receiver Lavel Davis Jr., reserve wide receiver Devin Chandler and the Killing linebacker D’Sean Perry. Jones, who faces three counts of second-degree murder, two counts of malicious wounding and additional weapons-related charges, is being held without bail.


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BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Deshaun Watson trained with the Cleveland Browns for the first time since his 11-game NFL suspension began in August.

Watson, who has been accused of sexual misconduct by more than two dozen women in Texas, returned to the field with his teammates for the first time since Aug. 30, 12 days after the three-time Pro Bowl quarterback reached a settlement with the league. Agreeing to his multi-game ban, a $5 million fine, and treatment and counseling.

As long as he meets the requirements, Watson can play on December 4 when the Browns visit Houston, which drafted him in 2017. Watson spent four seasons with the Texans before demanding a trade and eventually being traded to Cleveland in March for a series of draft picks, including three first-rounders.

THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. (AP) – Quarterback Matthew Stafford is expected to play for the Los Angeles Rams this weekend after missing a game in the NFL’s concussion protocol.

Stafford participated fully in practice Wednesday and the Super Bowl-winning veteran is on track to get out of protocol in time to play in New Orleans on Sunday, coach Sean McVay said.

Stafford sat out the Rams’ 27-17 loss to Arizona last Sunday. He entered the record two days after losing at Tampa Bay the previous week.

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) — A judge has dismissed NFL kicker Josh Lambo’s lawsuit against the Jacksonville Jaguars, in which Lambo sought wages and damages for emotional distress caused by former head coach Urban Meyer.

Judge Gilbert Feltel Jr. of the Florida 4th Circuit Court in Duval County dismissed the lawsuit November 8 with prejudice. He gave Lambo 21 days to amend and re-file the complaint. Lambo’s attorney, Betsy Brown, said Wednesday she intends to do so.


CANBERRA, Australia (AP) – The Australian government confirmed on Thursday that Novak Djokovic had been granted a visa to attend the Australian Open in January a year after his deportation over his stance against the COVID-19 vaccination.

The 21-time Grand Slam singles champion had his visa revoked on January 14 on grounds of public interest and lost an appeal against deportation in the Supreme Court. The 35-year-old from Serbia is set to compete at the Australian Open, which takes place in Melbourne from January 16-29.

Djokovic is playing at the ATP Finals in Turin, Italy this week and said he was briefed on the Australian government’s decision on Tuesday.


NEW YORK — New York Mayor Eric Adams announced plans for a 25,000-seat stadium for Major League Soccer’s New York City Football Club on an underdeveloped lot next to the home of the New York Mets.

The $780 million stadium, slated to open in 2027 in the borough of Queens known as Willets Point, will anchor a 23-acre redevelopment project that will also include 2,500 units of affordable housing, a new public school and a hotel, said Officer. NYCFC has played most of its home games at Yankee Stadium since joining the league in 2015.

Brescia’s men’s basketball looks for consistency early on | Sports Mon, 14 Nov 2022 06:15:00 +0000

Brescia University has been looking for consistency at the start of its men’s basketball season.

Brescia went 1-1 into a Sunday exhibition game in Western Carolina on Sunday. Brescia has lost exhibitions to IUPU Indianapolis, Murray State and Middle Tennessee, all on the road and to NCAA Division 1 competition.


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National advocate for the homeless urges St. Louis leaders to get involved Fri, 04 Nov 2022 09:50:00 +0000

ST. LOUIS – On her first visit to Gateway City in 1998, Mandy Chapman Semple tried to harness the power of renewable energy.

How to do that was the question of the year in the university policy debate. Semple, a Kansas state champion, came to town for the national debating tournament hosted by Pattonville High School.

Today, Semple offers solutions to the vexing problem of homelessness. That led her to the City Foundry on Tuesday night, where she spoke about her experiences in Houston and Dallas. She shared with St. Louis leaders how these two Texas cities were making strides in housing people who previously lived on the streets.

There is a similarity in what Semple does these days with the process of winning a debate. Having a plan is not enough; You must show the judges or the community how this plan will succeed.

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“Moving really works,” Semple told me in an interview ahead of her speech hosted by the Sons and Daughters of Soulard and Peter & Paul Community Services. “But if I can’t show you that it works, it doesn’t matter.”

Houston is a good example. Over the past decade, under two mayors, the city has relied on a philosophy that blends services with housing. The city has provided permanent housing for 25,000 people who were homeless, in shelters, or at risk of homelessness.

In St. Louis, Semple found open, but sometimes skeptical, ears. As in other major cities, there are several non-profit organizations dedicated to the homeless. They work under the umbrella known as the Continuum of Care, which coordinates or battles with government agencies, which are sometimes funders and partners. Agencies can also occasionally be barriers to getting work done, providing people with housing and services to combat poverty, addiction and mental health problems.

These conflicts are common in cities trying to tackle homelessness. Government agencies rely on different solutions. Non-profit organizations compete for the same pot of money. Some feed and clothe the homeless; others build tiny houses; Some offer addiction-fighting tools.

In St. Louis, divisions between the city and the county — and between the county’s 88 wards — complicate work. So is the lack of help from the Missouri Legislature, which provides no funding and just passed legislation criminalizing the homeless from sleeping on state property. The non-profit organizations that do the work on the streets are challenging the new law in court.

For a city to truly win the battle against homelessness, “everyone has to be on the same side,” Semple said.

In St. Louis, dealing with homelessness is often a community affair, moving a camp from a park here or a riverfront there to another location. Resources are shifted from one shelter to another, waiting for complaints to accumulate before the cycle begins again.

The row of ramshackle tents next to St. Patrick’s Center on Tucker Boulevard in recent weeks helps tell this story. Last year, during the pandemic, a virtual tent city of homeless people sprung up on Interco Plaza next to St. Patrick’s Center, one of the city’s largest providers of homeless services. Mayor Tishaura O. Jones was initially reluctant to move the camp. Complaints mounted and housing was found for some. Others were taken to a camp nearby, and a fence was erected around the park.

Now there are new tents and new sleeping gear leaning against the fence. Pushing the homeless around doesn’t solve the problem. Getting them housing and related services does, Semple says.

St. Patrick’s Center executive director Anthony D’Agostino was among the many nonprofit executives who listened to Semple’s speech. He loved what he heard, especially the part about Dallas and its business leaders raising $72 million in federal and private donations to implement a long-term vision for the homeless problem. The city plans to find housing for 2,700 people over the next three years. It’s about halfway to its goal of making a dent in the homeless population, but there’s still a long way to go.

D’Agostino believes the various partners fighting homelessness in St. Louis are working together as well as they have over the years he has been involved with the issue.

“Anything they’ve done (in Dallas), we’ve been trying to do for years,” he said. This includes the establishment of a new non-profit umbrella organization – House Everyone STL – as a unifying force.

The question is who will bring together all the parties — the city, the county, the nonprofits — and tens of millions of dollars to get people living on the streets into the permanent housing they need?

“In every community, you have to find what the focus is that can bring the entire community together,” Semple said.

In Houston it was the mayor. In Dallas it was a charitable foundation. With the advances both cities have made, they are the envy of other cities. The formula works, Semple said.

She likens it to developing an incident command structure to manage a crisis. And someone has to be in charge.

“Is there an anchor we can dock to?” Semple asked the room full of people dedicated to solving the problem. “Ending homelessness takes leaders.”

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Israelis vote again as political crisis grinds on | Choose Tue, 01 Nov 2022 09:11:15 +0000

JERUSALEM (AP) – For the fifth time since 2019, Israelis voted in Tuesday’s national election in hopes of breaking the political deadlock that has paralyzed the country for the past three and a half years.

Though the cost of living is rising, Israeli-Palestinian tensions are simmering, and Iran remains a key threat, the key issue at the vote is once again former leader Benjamin Netanyahu and his suitability to serve amid corruption allegations. His main rival is the man who helped bring him down last year, centrist interim Prime Minister Yair Lapid.

“These elections are (a choice) between the future and the past. So go out and vote today for the future of our children, for the future of our country,” Lapid said after voting in the upscale Tel Aviv neighborhood where he lives.

Polls have predicted a similar outcome: stalemate. But a powerful new player threatens to shake things up. Itamar Ben-Gvir, a leading far-right politician, has risen sharply in opinion polls recently and will seek a harder line against the Palestinians if he helps lead Netanyahu to victory.

After casting his ballot in the West Bank settlement where he lives, Ben-Gvir pledged that a vote for his party would produce a “fully right-wing government” with Netanyahu as prime minister.

With former allies and protégés refusing to sit for him during the trial, Netanyahu has been unable to form a viable majority government in the Knesset or 120-seat parliament.

“I’m a little worried,” Netanyahu said after casting his vote. “I hope we end the day with a smile.”

Netanyahu’s opponents, an ideologically diverse constellation of parties, are equally paralyzed when it comes to cobblering together the 61 seats needed to rule.

This impasse has plunged Israel into an unprecedented political crisis that has eroded Israeli confidence in their democracy, institutions and political leaders.

“People are fed up with the instability, the fact that the government isn’t delivering the goods,” said Yohanan Plesner, a former lawmaker who now heads the Israel Democracy Institute, a think tank in Jerusalem.

Election officials said turnout as of Tuesday afternoon was 28.4%, nearly 3% higher than the same time during last year’s poll.

Buoyed by the near-sectarian adoration of his supporters, Netanyahu, 73, has dismissed calls for his opponents to resign, who say anyone on trial for fraud, breach of trust and taking bribes cannot govern. Netanyahu denies wrongdoing, but embarrassing details from his ongoing trial continue to make headlines.

In Israel’s fragmented politics, no single party has ever won a parliamentary majority, and coalition building is necessary to govern. Netanyahu’s most likely route to becoming prime minister requires an alliance with extremist ultra-nationalists and religious ultra-Orthodox parties.

These parties would demand key portfolios in a Netanyahu government, and some have promised to pass reforms that could make Netanyahu’s legal troubles go away.

The ultranationalist Religious Zionism party, whose provocative frontrunner Ben-Gvir wants to deport Arab lawmakers and is a supporter of a racist rabbi who was murdered in 1990, has pledged to back legislation that could change the code, weaken the judiciary and help Netanyahu evade conviction. Ben-Gvir, who has promised a tougher line against Palestinian attackers, announced this week that he would run for the cabinet post overseeing police.

Critics have sounded the alarm because they see a destructive threat to Israel’s democracy.

“If Netanyahu triumphs,” wrote columnist Sima Kadmon in the daily Yediot Ahronot, “these will be the last days of the State of Israel as we have known it for 75 years.”

Netanyahu’s Likud party has tried to allay concerns by saying changes to the code will not apply to Netanyahu’s case and that the extremist elements of his potential coalition will be curbed.

Netanyahu, currently leader of the opposition, presents himself as the consummate statesman and the only leader capable of guiding the country through its myriad challenges. Polls say the race is too close to predict.

Netanyahu was ousted last year after 12 years in power by the diverse coalition forged by Lapid, Netanyahu’s main challenger.

The coalition, made up of nationalists opposed to Palestinian statehood, peaceful parties seeking a peace deal, and, for the first time in the country’s history, a small Arab Islamist party unanimous in its dislike of Netanyahu but in this spring because of this collapsed melee.

Centrist Lapid, a former author and broadcaster-turned-prime minister under a power-sharing deal, has presented himself as an honest and scandal-free change from the divisive Netanyahu.

In his brief tenure as interim leader, Lapid welcomed President Joe Biden on a successful visit to Israel, led the country in a brief military operation against Gaza militants, and signed a diplomatic accord with Lebanon that established a maritime border between the hostile nations.

Still, Lapid’s chances of a return to the top are shaky. He is banking on voters from Israel’s Palestinian minority, who make up a fifth of the population. Their turnout is predicted to hit historic lows, but if they show up to vote unexpectedly, it could reduce the number of Netanyahu camps.

After counting the votes, the parties have almost three months to form a government. If they cannot, Israel will go to more elections.

“I hope that this time it will be final,” said Avi Shlush, a voter in Tel Aviv. “But it won’t be final. We are heading for another election.”

Meta repairs Facebook, Instagram and Messenger after a short outage Sat, 29 Oct 2022 08:47:43 +0000

Meta Platforms Inc said Friday that the company fixed the issue that was preventing users from accessing its social media platforms.

“Earlier today a configuration change caused some people to have trouble accessing our products,” says a meta spokesperson.

According to outage tracking website, more than 11,000 users on Instagram, Facebook and Messenger had reported problems accessing the apps, sending messages and logging into their accounts.

Meta’s messaging app WhatsApp faced a global outage earlier this week, which was later resolved.

Downdetector tracks failures by aggregating status reports from various sources, including user-submitted bugs on its platform. The outage may affect a larger number of users.

As a reminder, Meta-owned WhatsApp apologized for the more than hour-long outage that was occurring worldwide. The messaging service app was also down for more than an hour on Tuesday, preventing many of the billions of users of its popular service from connecting or sending messages.

“We know people were having trouble sending messages on WhatsApp today. We’ve fixed the issue and apologize for any inconvenience,” said a meta spokesperson.

According to WhatsApp, the popular chat app’s service was restored after a brief outage on Tuesday, which saw people around the world complaining about being unable to send or receive messages.

According to Downdetector, which tracks outage reports, people started reporting problems around 3 a.m. EDT. About two hours later, users started posting online that WhatsApp was back to normal.

According to the AP, a WhatsApp spokesperson said the company was aware some people were having trouble sending messages and that it had fixed the issue and apologized for any inconvenience.

Meta, formerly known as Facebook, bought WhatsApp in 2014. It’s very popular, especially outside the US where many people use it for everyday communication.

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Bobby Joe Goff | obituaries Wed, 26 Oct 2022 11:19:46 +0000

BELTON — Bobby Joe Goff, 83, of Belton, died at 9:42 p.m. Sunday, October 23, 2022 at Owensboro Health Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville. Mr. Goff was born March 8, 1939 in Ohio County. He was a miner for 34 years and a member of the Browder General Baptist Church.

He was preceded in death by his wife Maretta Goff; three sisters, Christine Scott, Wilda Simpson and Betty Geary; four brothers, Robert Lawson “RL” Goff, William Pat Goff, Roger Wayne Goff, and James H. Goff; and little brother, Gorgie Goff.

He is survived by his children Danny Joe (Beverly) Goff, Teddy (Vickie) Goff, David (Tammy) Goff, and Lee (Keesha) Goff; Grandchildren, Eugene and Jayla Beadnell, Michael and Farrah Burden, Colby Goff, Dustin and Shelly Basham, Jarrod and Fallon Richards, Magnum and Stacie Goff, Tristan and Sarah Goff, Bronson Goff, Dylan Goff, Keaton Goff, Drayden Goff, Makayla Sampson, and Kendell Sampson; great-grandchildren, Dawson Beadnell, Shane Burden, Abigail Burden, Jacob Richards, Kathem Richards, Reecelyn Goff, Callum Goff and Maddox Goff; and great-great-granddaughter, Presleigh Mae Richards.

The funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, October 27, 2022 at the Tucker Beechmont Funeral Home with Bro. Tom Carroll officiating. Burial in Union Chapel Cemetery. The viewing will take place on Wednesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the funeral home.

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Watching from afar Bubba Wallace’s Lunch: ‘Humble Pie’ | Sports Sun, 23 Oct 2022 19:11:15 +0000

HOMESTEAD, Fla. (AP) — Around the time NASCAR drivers got into their cars at Homestead-Miami Speedway for Sunday’s race, Bubba Wallace was having lunch.

His selection: “Humble Pie,” he tweeted.

Wallace spent his Sunday at the 23XI team’s headquarters in North Carolina, serving his one-race suspension for intentionally spinning reigning cup winner Kyle Larson in Las Vegas last weekend in what NASCAR described as a “dangerous act” of retaliation before confronting him afterwards.

Denny Hamlin, one of the owners of the 23XI team along with Michael Jordan, said Saturday that Wallace would be spending the race “back in business, sort of monitoring, much like Kurt does.”

Kurt Busch – 23XI’s other full-time driver – hasn’t driven since his concussion three months ago and recently announced he will no longer be driving full-time in 2023. His car was driven by Ty Gibbs on Sunday, and Wallace’s car was driven by John Hunter Nemechek.

“It’s not ideal for 23XI, but it gives these young guys an opportunity to go out there and prove themselves,” Hamlin said.

As Hamlin said, Wallace was in a supervisory role. The photo accompanying the tweet showed him sitting in front of multiple screens, two showing scenes from Homestead and a third showing statistics.

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“Ready to sit back and help @23XIRacing get it done today,” Wallace wrote.

Wallace certainly didn’t like everything he saw as it wasn’t an ideal start for Nemechek.

He finished fourth when he touched the wall 29 laps into the race on Sunday, he brings the first warning flag of the day. He spun across the track, crashing into another wall before jerking to a halt. The car was not badly damaged.

Wallace is expected to be back in his car when NASCAR heads to Martinsville next week for the penultimate race of the season.

“We’ve all done tough things in our careers that have shaped us,” Hamlin said. “How you come out of it will define him.”

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