The Batesville Lady Bulldogs ran tough Thursday night, finishing their regular season with a victory at Greensburg’s 11 team invitational. Batesville scored 56 points beating Connersville by 12 points as they had 68, followed by East Central-75, Greensburg-80 and rounding out the top 5 was Oldenburg Academy with 118.All of the Batesville runners were in the top 30 of the meet and they were led by Senior Kesley Gausman who was the meet runner up with a time of 19:59 and behind North Decatur’s, Megan Hoover. The Bulldogs then took, 11th, 12th, 14th and 18th place. They were Mary Poltrack, Sarah Poltrack, Emma Gausman And Katie Baumer respectively. Finishing the top varsity 7 were Maria Wessel with a 26th place finish followed closely by Kylie Lehman at 28th.In the JV race, Batesville’s Madeleine Robben was the champion with a finishing time of 23:25. Many of the JV girls came in one right after another as the Bulldogs claimed 3rd, 4th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 11th and 12th. Finishing in those spots were Liz Cuttle, Mary Catherine Barnett, Sarah Canady, who ran a persoan best, Jamie Day, Molly Weigel, Candice Roell, Breanna Hartman and Heidi Shaw.The team now begins to prepare of the EIAC meet next Tuesday that will be held at East Central.Courtesy of Bulldogs Lisa Gausman
The 29-year-old has struggled to settle in France and Ireland bosses were frustrated by their inability to control how frequently the 45-cap outside-half sees action at his Paris club. “It’s a choice for my family, my international career and my extended family in Ireland,” said Sexton. “I have a great rapport with everyone here, it was a very hard decision to make. “I haven’t spoken to any other French club other than Racing. “Now, I don’t want contract talk but to concentrate on Racing. I don’t regret at all coming to France or Racing, it has been an incredible experience. “I am pleased to be rejoining Leinster, the club where I started my professional career. “I grew up playing my rugby in Leinster and always wanting to pull on the blue jersey so I am delighted to be able to return to play my club rugby in Ireland.” Sexton turned down a new long-term offer from Racing to complete his return home. The prolific goal-kicker remains in a fitness battle for Ireland’s autumn Test series after breaking his jaw in Top 14 action against Toulon. Last season he was forced to play 13 games in 12 weeks after swapping Dublin for Paris, suffering a leg problem that threw his autumn series into doubt. Sexton came through that scare, but that left Ireland head coach Schmidt determined to bring his sole frontline star operating abroad – and outside of IRFU control – back to home soil. Sexton admitted last term that he was struggling to adapt to life in France and has now confirmed his impending Leinster return. “Jonathan is one the best out-halves in world rugby and the IRFU are delighted that he will be playing his rugby in Ireland,” said IRFU chief executive Philip Browne. “Irish rugby will benefit hugely from having a player of his calibre playing full-time in Ireland.” Ireland will now hope that Sexton’s return will nudge a host of out-of-contract stars to sign new deals to remain at the country’s provinces next term, for the crucial run to the World Cup. Leinster and Ireland were able to persuade the likes of Sean O’Brien and Jamie Heaslip not to follow Sexton’s France switch last term. Jonathan Sexton has completed his four-year deal to return to home club Leinster from Racing Metro next summer. The British and Irish Lions fly-half has completed terms on a lucrative IRFU and Leinster central contract, in a clear boost to Ireland boss Joe Schmidt’s Rugby World Cup 2015 preparations. Sexton had been widely tipped to return to Ireland after his second year in France, and has now made good on the rumours. Press Association
A gunman killed two people when he opened fire on at the University of North Carolina on Tuesday.Police are describing one of the victims, 21-year-old Riley Howell, as a hero citing that he was most likely the last fatality in the school shooting.The alleged gunman, identified as 22-year-old Trystan Andrew Terrell, encountered Howell in a building on campus.According to police, Howell tackled the gunman and most likely saved lives in the final moments of his life.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Chief Kerr Putney says Howell lost his life trying to shield others from the gunfire.Adding, that if Howell didn’t approach the gunman, he “might not have been disarmed.”“Unfortunately, he gave his life in the process,” he said of Howell “But his sacrifice saved lives.”“What he did was he took the assailant off his feet, and then the heroes that we have here were able to apprehend him from there.”19-year-old Ellis Parlier was identified as the second victim in the shooting.Four other students were injured in the attack.Wednesday, shooting suspect Terrell was charged with two counts of murder, four counts of attempted murder, four counts of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill, possession of a firearm on educational property and discharging a firearm.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Tennis News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. London: Serena Williams has warned her Wimbledon rivals she is nowhere near her best despite powering into the quarter-finals without dropping a set.Williams is chasing an eighth Wimbledon crown and the American star showed why she is the title favourite with a 6-2, 6-2 demolition of Evgeniya Rodina in the fourth round yesterday.In her 13th Wimbledon quarter-final, Serena faces Italian world number 52 Camila Giorgi on Tuesday.The path to the title appears wide open for the 36-year-old after every female top seed crashed out before the last eight for the first time in Wimbledon history.Garbine Muguruza, Maria Sharapova, Simona Halep, Petra Kvitova, Venus Williams, Caroline Wozniacki and Sloane Stephens have all been eliminated.The carnage at the top leaves 11th seed Angelique Kerber — beaten by Serena in the 2016 Wimbledon final — as the highest ranked player left.Williams isn’t complaining about the high number of shock results, but she couldn’t resist at jab at the Wimbledon organisers who only seeded her 25th despite her remarkable record.”I faced a thousand and three seeds in my life, so I’m okay,” she said.”Things happen. On both sides, men’s and women’s, there’s been a tremendous amount of upsets.”I don’t think this has happened to this extreme. But also I’ve never been ranked where I am when this has happened before, so usually I’m one of those few seeds left that’s still fighting and still in the tournament.”Now that I’m not, it kind of happened!”It’s not as if Serena needs much encouragement to dominate at Wimbledon, where she has already reached nine finals.Having shaken off the rust following her lenghthy lay-off after the birth of her daughter Olympia in September, she is rounding nicely into form for the business end of the tournament.Ominiously for the other seven women left in the draw, the 23-time Grand Slam champion, who missed Wimbledon last year but won the title on her previous two visits, insists there is still plenty of room for improvement.”There’s a lot to improve on. This is only my fourth tournament back,” said Williams, who has won all three of her previous meetings with Giorgi.”For me, there’s so much farther I want to go to get back where I was, and hopefully go beyond that.”I’m always striving for perfection. There’s a lot of things that, I don’t know if you can tell, but I really need to work on. Hopefully I can get there.”Of the other quarter-finalists, only Kerber and former French Open champion Jelena Ostapenko have won Grand Slams.Kerber, who won the Australian and US Open in 2016, takes on Russian 14th seed Daria Kasatkina.”I’m not feeling the pressure because I’m not looking on the seeded or who is left or not,” Kerber said of her improved title chances.”For every single day that I’m here trying to do my best. This is all I’m focusing on. It’s still a long way until the end.”Latvian 12th seed Ostapenko plays former Australian Open finalist Dominika Cibulkova.”At the French Open I had all that pressure, now it’s gone,” former junior Wimbledon champion Ostapenko said.”I’m just not afraid to miss. I’m just going for the shots.” Kiki Bertens took care of the last of the top 10 with a 6-3, 7-6 (7/1) victory over Czech seventh seed Karolina Pliskova.Bertens, who was contemplating retirement last year after losing her enthusiasm for the sport, is the first Dutch woman to reach the Wimbledon quarter-finals since Michaella Krajicek in 2007.The 26-year-old faces German 13th seed Julia Goerges, who beat Donna Vekic to seal her first Grand Slam quarter-final berth at the 42nd attempt.”This is for me something pretty special,” Goerges said.”It sounds pretty strange when you saw my record from the last five years here. I didn’t expect it, honestly.”
March 31, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Organizers of the Swiss Indoors tennis tournament in Roger Federer’s hometown of Basel say ticket sales will start on schedule on Thursday. Associated Press The Latest: Swiss Indoors ticket sales to start on schedule The tournament is due to run from Oct. 26 to Nov. 1. Organizers say tickets will be refunded “should the coronavirus crisis continue and the Swiss tennis highlight not take place.”The ATP Tour is currently suspended until at least June.Federer and his wife donated 1 million Swiss francs ($1.04 million) last week to help families in need in his home country during the pandemic.Federer is a 10-time champion at the Swiss Indoors and will turn 39 before this year’s tournament. He was twice a ball boy at the event and made his debut as a player in 1998 when he was 17. He lost in the first round to Andre Agassi.Federer posted footage on his social media accounts on Monday of him practising trick shots in his rehabilitation after surgery on his left knee in February. ___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) – Caribbean Premier League (CPL) organisers have collaborated with independent non-profit body, the International Centre for Sport Security, to tackle corruption in the upcoming tournament bowling off here next Tuesday.Through its Sport Integrity Unit, the Qatar-based organisation will provide technical assistance to the CPL throughout the tournament to help combat match-fixing and betting fraud.A sports integrity hotline will be set up to detect and trace corruption and will be part of a monitoring system implemented for each of the tournament’s 33 games, which will target “suspicious betting patterns and manipulation of sports results”.“We are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an integral part of our overall security and competition integrity management,” said Andy Murphy, CPL’s head of security.“The Hero CPL will benefit immensely from the professional support that the ICSS offers, and we are delighted to welcome the ICSS as an additional layer of security and oversight.“The ICSS will become an integral part of our operational planning and will support our extensive network of partner organisations throughout the Caribbean and beyond to ensure we have a successful competition.”The CPL has emerged as one of the high profile Twenty20 franchise tournaments on the international cricket calendar since its debut in 2013.Featuring six franchises, the tournament attracts some of the world’s leading players and last year boasted over 300 million in combined broadcast and digital viewership.And with corruption now a focal point in the modern game, the ICSS said the partnership with CPL reflected foresight and awareness on behalf of organisers and also served as a warning to potential threats.“The Caribbean is an important region for the ICSS and it is a privilege for the ICSS team to have this opportunity to work with the CPL, and their partners, to support them in the protection of their competition,” said Fred Lord, director of the SIU’s Anti-Corruption and Transparency Operations.“This proactive action taken by the CPL sends a strong message to the organised criminal syndicates who are focused on corrupting and manipulating sport for their own financial gains. “It shows that the CPL is aware of the imminent risks it faces and is prepared to ensure that the highest levels of safeguards have been put in place to deter corrupt and criminal behaviour.”For the first time this year, all matches in the CPL will be played in Trinidad due to the limitations on travel imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.Queen’s Park Oval in the capital and the Brian Lara Stadium in Couva, central Trinidad, will serve as the two playing venues, with fans barred from attendance as per health protocols governing the tournament.
The first thing defenders notice about Tajon Buchanan is his speed. Against Virginia on Sept. 8, Buchanan charged down the middle of the field as three defenders surrounded him. He noticed open space to his left and pressed toward green inside the penalty area.Before he could make another move, a fourth defender tripped him from behind. Buchanan’s teammate, junior transfer Hugo Delhommelle, knocked in Syracuse’s first goal on the ensuing penalty kick to open the scoring in an eventual 2-2 tie.“Tajon is just magic on the ball,” junior forward Adnan Bakalovic said. “A great addition to this team.”Early in his career, Buchanan has turned into an essential piece in Syracuse’s (3-0-2, 0-0-1 Atlantic Coast) attack that lost two forwards — Chris Nanco to graduation, Kenny Lassiter to La Salle via transfer — and a lot of scoring. In five games, the freshman has tallied two goals and one assist, including a game-winner in the team’s season-opener against St. Louis.Head coach Ian McIntyre lauded Buchanan’s skill on the ball combined with his speed. Buchanan, a 6-foot native of Canada, moved to Colorado with a family friend to play soccer at Legacy (Colorado) High School.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“I think it was a good opportunity to pick up my grades,” Buchanan said. “But more importantly, play good soccer.”When he was 6, Buchanan began playing soccer before quitting in favor of other sports. Five years later, he realized soccer could give him a future, so he started again. He watched his favorite player, now-Real Madrid star Cristiano Ronaldo, on YouTube to learn ball skills and new techniques. He spent hours on the practice field mastering the moves before he took advantage of lesser talent in games.Buchanan used his ball skills to score 21 goals and tally 10 assists his senior year at Legacy, earning Colorado State Gatorade Player of the Year. At SU, he said he doesn’t employ many of Ronaldo’s tricks, but his teammates notice his creativity anyway. One of the strikers in the Orange’s 3-5-2 formation, Buchanan has taken defenders out wide in the wings or in the middle of the penalty box.“We’ve seen a mini-version of Chris Nanco in him,” Bakalovic said. “When you give him the ball, if he’s isolated one-on-one with someone, you just get out of the way and let him do his thing.”On Sept. 3 against Northwestern, Buchanan played a part in all three of Syracuse’s goals. In the first minute, he cut through two defenders on the right wing with a stutter step and a fake shot that turned the Wildcats around. He then passed the ball to the far post and watched as Bakalovic scored with ease.Ten minutes later, a defender shadowed Buchanan and didn’t notice sophomore forward Johannes Pieles leak into open space, resulting in the second goal. Just nine minutes after that, Buchanan rose up in the box and hit a header over NU’s keeper, making it 3-0.When he’s on the ball, the crowd notices. Whenever Buchanan has the ball at his feet, some fans at SU Soccer Stadium stand and crane their necks to Buchanan weave through the defense.“I’ve never seen a player like that,” junior midfielder Jonathan Hagman said. “So technical and so fast. He has a lot of potential in him.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 11, 2017 at 11:44 pm Contact Nick: email@example.com | @nick_a_alvarez
AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisWith warmer temperatures outside and gorgeous days like today, many people are choosing a unique way to commute.Joe Rybarczyk loaded up for work today but he didn’t drive his car.“It’s almost just as fast, it takes 15 minutes to bike as apposed 10 minutes to drive,” Rybarczyk revealed. Rybarczyk said he finds freedom when riding a bike.“It’s a much more pleasant experience, you get to look around a bit more and feel the outdoors. It helps with my mental health if I’m feeling stress from the week usually a bike ride helps clear your mind,” he explained.Taking a break from work to enjoy a moment with friends, this bicyclist didn’t realize it was her lucky day. If you plan on riding a bike remember there are a few rules you must follow. When turning left use your left hand and turn arm horizontally and when turning right use your right hand and extend horizontally. To stop and decrease speed use your left hand and arm downward, as for preparation well we’ll let Joe answer that.“We’re in Northern Michigan the weather can change on a dime so a lot of times I will carry a raincoat or a jacket because by the time you leave work even though it was warm when you got there it can be cold later. Make sure you have your water bottle as well because you need to stay hydrated a few years back and so that’s something to keep in mind as well,” he advised.Although Motor Vehicle Codes does not require bikers to wear helmets, it’s strongly recommended that all bikers wear helmets to prevent brain injuries in case of an accident. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitterShare to MoreAddThisContinue ReadingPrevious Local Walgreens Celebrates National Red Nose DayNext Local Business Helps Girl Scouts With Camp Woodlands Fundraiser
Chelsea manager Roberto Di Matteo has defended his decision to start forward Fernando Torres on the substitutes’ bench for his side’s 3-0 Champions League loss to Juventus.The Italian deployed Eden Hazard in a ‘false nine’ role in place of the former Liverpool man, but saw his side fail to fire as they fell to a heavy defeat in Turin.However, the 42-year-old has stated that he does not regret overlooking the Spaniard when naming his team for the game.He told Sky Sports: “I thought this was the team to beat Juventus but if the result is negative you always face repercussions.“Torres, like all players who don’t start, was disappointed but he certainly has a future and we all have to pick ourselves up again.“I wanted a different approach tonight and to move the three centre-backs around. “Their first goal was lucky because of the deflection but we are conceding goals and we are working on it and you need to be solid defensively if you want to win games.”In spite of the defeat, Di Matteo is still hopeful that the Blues can qualify for the knock-out stages.He added: “We still have hope because mathematically it is still possible because Shakhtar can beat Juve at home.“In a big club like this – if you have a few bad results – you are going to be under pressure but you have to live with it. It’s been like that from day one and it’s up to me to pick the players up now.”
Lionel Messi and his father, Jorge, have been ordered to appear in court on charges of defrauding the Spanish tax authorities of more than €4m (£3m).Spain’s public prosecutor has recommended a jail sentence totalling 18 months and fines of more than €2m for Jorge Messi for allegedly defrauding the state of €4.2m for the years 2007-2009.Although the prosecutor has argued Lionel Messi should not have to answer the charges as his father oversaw his finances, a court document published on Thursday showed the judge in the case had ruled he must still appear as a defendant.The hearings will take place at a court in Vilanova i la Geltrú near Barcelona, the document said.The court had previously ruled that Messi could have known about and approved the creation of a web of shell companies that were allegedly used to evade taxes on income from image rights.Revenue had been hidden using companies in Uruguay, Belize, Switzerland and the United Kingdom, according to the prosecutor’s office. Messi and his father paid €5m to the tax authorities as a “corrective payment” after they were formally charged in June 2013.Lionel Messi has been resident in Barcelona since 2000 and gained Spanish citizenship in 2005.He is 10th on Forbes Magazine’s list of the world’s highest-earning athletes over the past decade with income of $350m.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports