Area Boys & Girls Basketball Scores (11-26)

first_imgArea Boys & Girls Basketball Scores.Saturday  (11-26)Boys Scores.Batesville  74     Jac-Cen-Del  46Greensburg  67     South Dearborn  40South Ripley  76     Rising Sun  50Oldenburg  56    South Decatur  37Clarksville  67     Switzerland County  63New Washington 64  Shawe Memorial 31Southwestern  69     Cannelton  24Indian Creek  83     Edinburgh  53Girls Scores.East Central  53     Franklin County  34New Washington  63     Milan  52North Decatur  66     Knightstown  48Rising Sun  53     Seton Catholic  22Greenwood Christian  57     Waldron  38Southwestern Hanover  65     Cannelton  25Southwestern Shelby  44     Trinity Lutheran  40Edinburgh  69     Medora  20last_img read more

Abraham benched as England put six past Bulgaria

first_imgRelatedPosts Solskjaer criticises England over handling of youngster Greenwood UEFA Nations League: Sterling saves 10-man England against Iceland Eberechi Eze pulls out of England squad Tammy Abraham was on the bench as England took a huge step towards qualifying for Euro 2020, courtesy of a 6-0 win over Bulgaria in Monday night’s Group A clash in Sofia.The Three Lions entered the match off the back of a 1-2 loss to the Czech Republic on Friday, but Gareth Southgate’s side responded in impressive fashion to collect an important three points – meaning that they are now just one victory away from guaranteeing their spot in next summer’s tournament.Events on the field were largely overshadowed by matters off it, though, with racist chanting throughout the 90 minutes threatening the abandonment of the qualification clash.After a slow start to proceedings, England took the lead in the seventh minute, and it was a special goal from Marcus Rashford, who worked his way into the Bulgarian box before picking out the back of the net with a stunning effort.The attacker has struggled to carry the goalscoring burden for Manchester United this season but showed plenty of confidence to make the breakthrough in Sofia after being found by Ross Barkley.Bulgaria almost responded four minutes later when Ivelin Popov fired a low strike towards the bottom corner, only for England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford to make a smart save down to his left.The Three Lions doubled their lead in the 20th minute, though, when a brilliant team move ended with Raheem Sterling driving a low cross into Barkley, who could not pass up the chance to score from close range.Southgate’s side never got to grips with the Czech Republic on Friday night, but the 2018 World Cup semi-finalists were extremely comfortable in Sofia as they continued to dominate the possession.There was a stoppage just before the 30-minute mark with Harry Kane coming together with the referee amid suggestions of chanting towards Sterling and Tyrone Mings, which led to an announcement inside the stadium as part of UEFA’s three-step protocol for dealing with racism at matches.Play resumed moments later, and the visitors scored their third of the night in the 32nd minute when Barkley headed a brilliant Kane cross into the back of the net from close range.Petar Zanev struck over Pickford’s crossbar late in the first period as Bulgaria looked for a route back into the match, before Rashford missed the target with a powerful attempt down the other end.Six minutes of additional time were signalled at the end of the first period with step two of UEFA’s protocol brought into action as there were more complaints of racist chanting inside the stadium.The first half ultimately ended with England leading 4-0 as Sterling tapped a low Kane cross into the back of the net to cap off another fine move, although matters off the field had overshadowed what was a very positive 45 minutes of football from Southgate’s side.Bulgaria goalkeeper Iliev Ivanov had to keep out a powerful strike from Kane early in the second half as England, who were the first team on the field after the break, looked to add a fifth.Bozhidar Kraev then missed the England goal from distance before Sterling fired just wide of the post down the other end during an open period of the Euro 2020 qualification clash.Sterling had another half-chance just before the hour after meeting a cross from Kieran Trippier, but the home side’s goalkeeper was on hand to make a smart save as the score remained 4-0 in Sofia.The same two players went head-to-head once again moments later and again it was a brilliant save from Ivanov as Bulgaria managed to keep the score down despite the immense pressure.Zanev then tested the reactions of Pickford with a rasping effort from distance, before Ivanov kept out a strike from Kane after the Tottenham Hotspur forward had been found by Rashford.England had their fifth in the 69th minute, though, when Sterling, having been released by Kane, expertly found the back of the net in a one-on-one situation.Jadon Sancho, Mason Mount and Callum Wilson all came off the bench in the period that followed, while Bulgaria also used all three of their substitutes as the pace of the match dropped.Kane had been denied by the post in the 83rd minute, but the Three Lions captain made it six in the final exchanges when he netted after more lacklustre defending from the hosts.As it transpired, the game was allowed to finish when at one point it looked likely to be abandoned, and while the result was excellent for England, it was another hugely unsettling evening due to events off the pitch.Tags: BulgariaEnglandTammy Abrahamlast_img read more

Djokovic fined $10,000 for ‘unsportsmanlike conduct’

first_imgRelatedPosts Djokovic clinches fifth Italian Open title Djokovic zooms to 10th Italian Open final Live stream Premier League, La Liga, Serie A on Showmax Pro this weekend Novak Djokovic’s has been fined an additional $10,000 (£7,600) for “unsportsmanlike behaviour” following his dramatic disqualification from the US Open on Sunday night.Djokovic, who has already been stripped of his $250,000 (£190,000) in prize money for reaching the last-16, was given a further punishment by tournament organisers for his actions on court against Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta. He could yet face a further fine for his decision to skip media duties following his default.The world No 1 was broken for 5-6 in the opening set and petulantly swiped a ball away that struck a female line judge, Laura Clark, in the throat.Djokovic pleaded his case for leniency to tournament officials but referee Soeren Friemel, who was summoned onto court inside the deserted Arthur Ashe Stadium by umpire Aurelie Tourte, told Djokovic, after plenty of debate, that there was no option but to disqualify him.After Djokovic left the Flushing Meadows facility and refused to take part in his press commitments, the United States Tennis Association released a statement on his default.“In accordance with the Grand Slam rulebook, following his actions of intentionally hitting a ball dangerously or recklessly within the court or hitting a ball with negligent disregard of the consequences, the US Open tournament referee defaulted Novak Djokovic from the 2020 US Open,” it began. “Because he was defaulted, Djokovic will lose all ranking points earned at the US Open and will be fined the prize money won at the tournament in addition to any or all fines levied with respect to the offending incident.”Djokovic eventually went on to address the matter himself with a statement on his social media.He wrote: “This whole situation has left me really sad and empty. I checked on the lines person and the tournament told me that thank God she is feeling ok.“I’m extremely sorry to have caused her such stress. So unintended. So wrong. I’m not disclosing her name to respect her privacy. As for the disqualification, I need to go back within and work on my disappointment and turn this all into a lesson for my growth and evolution as a player and human being.“I apologise to the US Open tournament and everyone associated for my behaviour. I’m very grateful to my team and family for being my rock support, and my fans for always being there with me. Thank you and I’m so sorry.” Tags: Disciplinary ActionFineNovak DjokovicUS Openlast_img read more

Semenya loses appeal against CAS ruling over testosterone regulations

first_imgDouble Olympic 800 metres champion Caster Semenya has lost her appeal to the Swiss Federal Tribunal.The appeal was to set aside a 2019 Court of Arbitration ruling that female athletes with high natural testosterone levels must take medication to reduce it. But the South African has indicated that she may continue her battle in the European and domestic courts ahead of the Olympics in Tokyo next year, vowing to “fight for human rights”.Semenya approached the tribunal in May last year after CAS, sport’s highest court, had ruled that the regulations of the sport’s governing body World Athletics were necessary for athletes with differences in sexual development in races ranging from 400 metres to a mile to ensure fair competition.The tribunal found the requirement of subjecting certain female athletes to drug or surgical interventions as a precondition to compete does not amount to a violation of Swiss public policy, Semenya’s lawyers said in a statement on Tuesday.Testosterone increases muscle mass, strength and haemoglobin, which affects endurance.Some competitors have said women with higher levels of the hormone have an unfair advantage. “I am very disappointed by this ruling, but refuse to let World Athletics drug me or stop me from being who I am,” Semenya said in the statement.“Excluding female athletes or endangering our health solely because of our natural abilities puts World Athletics on the wrong side of history.“I will continue to fight for the human rights of female athletes, both on the track and off the track, until we can all run free the way we were born.“I know what is right and will do all I can to protect basic human rights, for young girls everywhere.”Semenya has already indicated that she would focus on the shorter 200 metres sprint event, which falls outside of the regulations, at the Tokyo Olympic Games that were postponed to next year due to the COVID-19 pandemic. But Semenya’s lawyer, Greg Nott, suggested this was far from the end of the road.“This setback will not be the end of Caster’s story,” he said.“The international team (of lawyers) is considering the judgment and the options to challenge the findings in European and domestic courts.”World Athletics told Reuters they would release a statement on the ruling in due course.RelatedPosts South African runner Semenya defiant after court ruling Semenya switches to 200m in bid to compete at Tokyo Olympics Semenya lashes out at IAAF Reuters/NAN.Tags: Caster SemenyaCourt of Arbitrationsexual developmentSwiss Federal Tribunatestosterone regulationslast_img read more

Another milestone for prolific Smith

first_imgAUSTRALIA skipper is third-fastest in Baggy Green to reach 5 000 Test runs during day one in Ranchi.Seven years ago Steve Smith was a leg-spinning all-rounder yet to wear the Baggy Green. Today, he is the world’s No.1 Test batsman and the third-fastest and youngest Australian to score 5 000 Test runs.Playing in his 53rd Test, Smith reached the milestone in 97 innings, only two innings more than second-placed Australian Matthew Hayden and a whopping 41 knocks behind the incomparable Don Bradman.Overall, Smith is the equal-seventh fastest to 5 000 Test runs and only the 11th player to get there within 100 Test innings – a feat greats of the game like Sachin Tendulkar, Brian Lara and Ricky Ponting failed to achieve.Entering the third Test, Smith needed 76 runs to arrive at the milestone, ticking off the 5 000th run from his 8 765th ball on the stroke of tea on day one of the third Test in Ranchi.It’s a remarkable achievement when you consider Smith started his Test career as a leg-spinner batting at No.8 against Pakistan at Lord’s in 2010.It took the fidgety right-hander 12 Tests to post his maiden century, against England at The Oval in 2013, but since then he’s added 17 more hundreds to his glowing recordIn fact, Smith has averaged 70 since that first Test ton three-and-a-half years ago and has risen to the top of the official ICC Test batting rankings.So prolific has Smith been in recent times that only five other batsman in the history of Test cricket – Bradman, Sir Len Hutton, Sir Jack Hobbs, Ponting and Peter May – have achieved a higher batting rating than Smith’s 939 after the first Test against India in Pune.Ponting presented Smith with his debut Baggy Green in 2010 at the Home of Cricket, while it was Ponting whose record Smith yesterday broke as the youngest Australian to reach the 5 000-run landmark, the 27-year-old achieving the feat about a year earlier than his ex-skipper.The Tasmanian is widely considered to be Australia’s best batsman since Bradman, but Ponting says Smith has what it takes to one day finish second only to The Don.“If Smithy keeps maintaining what he’s doing now for another 100 Tests then he probably will end up being a better player than me,” Ponting told News Ltd in February.“He’s not doing much wrong at the moment, is he?“I know he’s got great passion and got great drive to be the best player he can be and probably the best player the world has ever seen, which is a great attitude to have.“I wanted to be the best player in the world as well and I wanted to be able to sustain it for a long period of time.“And that’s what really separates the great players; how long you can actually sustain a high level of excellence.”Fastest Australians to 5 000 Test runs1. Don Bradman – 56 innings2. Matthew Hayden – 95 innings3. Steve Smith – 97 innings4. Neil Harvey – 105 innings5. Greg Chappell – 106 inningsFastest overall to 5 000 Test runs1. Don Bradman – 56 innings2 . Jack Hobbs – 91 innings=3. Garfield Sobers – 95 innings=3. Sunil Gavaskar=3. Viv Richards=3. Matthew Haydenlast_img read more

Warner recovering from neck blow says Lehmann

first_img(REUTERS) – Australia opening batsman David Warner is recovering well after being struck in the neck by a bouncer from team mate Josh Hazlewood and should be fit for the upcoming two-Test series in Bangladesh, coach Darren Lehmann said yesterday.The left-hander dropped his bat and slumped to his knees after an attempted hook shot went awry at Marrara Oval in Darwin on Tuesday, but quickly picked himself up and walked off the ground unassisted.With the squad set to depart for Bangladesh tomorrow ahead of the first Test in Dhaka, which starts on August 27, Lehmann expected Warner to board the flight.“He seems alright, walking around the ground today, so fingers crossed he’ll be okay and we’ll get an update in the next day or two,” Lehmann told reporters.“It’s always a scare when that happens, isn’t it? Hopefully he’s going to be OK.”last_img read more

Survivor recounts Holocaust

first_imgHolocaust survivor Zenon Neumark spoke about his struggles and experiences during World War II at Popovich Hall on Monday.At the age of 17, Neumark escaped from a labor camp, where he was held until a day before the camp was dissolved. Alone and without any weapons, Neumark avoided capture. The other inmates were taken to a concentration camp.“The day before the camp was being liquidated, the commander of the camp told me, ‘Young man, escape if you can; tomorrow will be too late,’” Neumark said.He escaped the camp next morning and lived for a few days in town, after which he made his way to Warsaw, Poland. According to Neumark, he was betrayed by his friends in Warsaw but at the same time, he had some good experiences with people who assisted him. He mentioned how one family helped him when he sent a note to them and asked them if he could stay there.“I knocked on the door in the evening, and a lady and her daughter said they were glad I came and that I shouldn’t let her husband know. Two days later, her husband told me that he knew I was there and he brought me a piece of bread and marmalade along with a glass of milk. They were decent people,” Neumark said.While living in Poland, Neumark joined three organizations, one Jewish and two Polish. After that he was taken to a camp in Vienna, Austria. He was freed when Russia liberated Vienna in 1945.“I never had any grudges against people who didn’t help. The only people I did feel angry towards were friends who didn’t help,” Neumark said. “There were people who risked their lives and also the lives of their families, and still helped. About a 100,000 Jews did survive the war and they all needed the help of at least one non-Jew for food, shelter or documents. So they did get help.”The average rate of murder per day was 10,000 people, according to Neumark. He said that he believed the propaganda and cult of personality cultivated by the Nazi Party as the main reason they were able to initiate the Holocaust.“Nazis were the biggest deceivers and liars that were ever created,” Neumark said. “They used it as their tool.”last_img read more

Slick Panthers slay poor Knights

first_imgThe Penrith Panthers have taught the Newcastle Knights a football lesson, winning 32-10 in front of 13,682 frustrated and wet Novocastrians on Sunday at Hunter Stadium.Led by a good display of cohesion from halves Jamie Soward and Peter Wallace, the Panthers proved superior to the Knights in a fixture that could only be described as four seasons in one game. The lightning and thunder couldn’t stop the Panthers as they went on a six-tries-to-two blitz.Penrith were forced to play a man down for more than half the game, as late in the first half prop Nigel Plum was penalised and put on-report when pressuring Jarrod Mullen on a last-tackle kicking play. Adding insult to injury, Plum managed to collide square with the five-eighth’s shoulder – knocking himself out cold and ending his afternoon.While the Knights fell for their seventh loss of the season as Penrith recorded their fifth win, Newcastle debutants Joseph Tapine and Pat Vaivai played admirably in a beaten side. Several Knights players may find themselves in reserve grade next weekend after poor performances across the park.last_img read more

Villanova tops Providence for 2nd straight Big East title

first_imgLATEST STORIES Nueva Ecija warehouse making fake cigarettes raided, 29 Chinese workers nabbed Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. UK plans Brexit celebrations but warns businesses may suffer For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. They could follow Villanova straight to the Final Four.Mikal Bridges scored 25 points and hit two 3-pointers in overtime to lift No. 2 Villanova to a 76-66 win over Providence in the Big East title game Saturday night.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkThe Wildcats (30-4) won their second straight Big East Tournament and third in four years (losing in the 2016 final). They put a bow on a fantastic season that should have them earn a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.Villanova had rolled to a pair of dominant victories in the tourney and held off a pesky Providence team that finally wilted late in its third straight overtime game. GALLERY: Barangay Ginebra back as PBA Governors’ Cup kings Phivolcs records 2 ‘discrete weak ash explosions’ at Taal Volcano Sea turtle trapped in net freed in Legazpi City Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award The Friars had defeated three top-five teams this season and were soaring following overtime victories against Creighton and the Musketeers to reach the final. The Friars are the first team in the Big East Tournament to play three straight overtime games.“It told me my team is tough, resilient, passionate,” Cooley said.Diallo led Providence with 22 points and 10 rebounds and Cartwright scored 19.BIG PICTUREProvidence: The Friars need some rest following a grueling weekend in New York.Villanova: The Wildcats are the best in the Big East. What else is new?UP NEXTProvidence: The Friars are headed to their fifth straight NCAA Tournament. Since its trip to the Final Four in 1987, Providence had made only six tourney appearances from 1988 to 2013.Villanova: The Wildcats should be a No. 1 seed in the tournament. They lost on the opening weekend in 2014, 2015 and 2017. In 2016? They won the national championship.center_img It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ No. 1 Virginia wins ACC title over No. 12 NCarolina Villanova players hold the tournament trophy after an NCAA college basketball game against Providence in the Big East men’s tournament final Saturday, March 10, 2018, in New York. Villanova won 76-66 in overtime. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)NEW YORK — As confetti fluttered down on a court still simmering from an epic title game, Jay Wright wrapped his arms around several Wildcats. While his current crop of stars got ready to climb a ladder and snip the net again, Wright celebrated with NBA All-Star Kyle Lowry and a slew of other former players who had sat behind the bench in a scene that bridged the start of Villanova’s ascent into a powerhouse with this season’s Big East Tournament champions.“I wanted them to be up there and a part of it,” Wright said. “I wanted our young guys to see how much pride they take in them and in following them.”ADVERTISEMENT The fifth-seeded Friars (21-13) rallied in the second half from another double-digit hole and seemed set to pull off one more upset and earn the automatic NCAA berth. Providence erased a 17-point deficit in the second half to beat top-seeded Xavier to reach the final. With one stunning rally on its resume, Providence nearly made it two.Kyron Cartwright hit a jumper with 1:38 left that tied the game at 58 and Alpha Diallo scored on a driving layup with 40 seconds left for a 60-58 lead.Big East player of the year Jalen Brunson tied it for Villanova with two free throws.Providence missed a last-gasp shot at the buzzer.Bridges, who scored 25 points, opened overtime with a 3 and hit another that helped stretch the lead for good. Brunson tied a career high with 31 points on an emphatic dunk that sent the Madison Square Garden crowd into a frenzy.ADVERTISEMENT Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Brunson proved his worth as the best in the conference. He hit four 3s and made 12 of 23 overall from the floor, showing on the national stage why he’s a candidate for national player of the year.“It’s an amazing environment and sometimes you can crumble,” Brunson said. “Sometimes things don’t go your way, but how are you going to respond to that? I’ve been a part of great teams with great leaders who’ve responded to different situations that have helped me through this process.”Ed Cooley coached Providence in the second half with a towel fashioned into a skirt and tucked in his waist after his pants split.“When I sat down, I felt the great breeze in the crack,” he said.The side-splitting fashion statement almost worked as a rally towel.Cartwright put Providence’s comeback in overdrive when he hit a 3 that made it 51-46 and had Cooley smiling and clapping on the sideline. He loved it even more when Cartwright came right back and hit another 3 that pulled the Friars within two.Drew Edwards flexed his biceps when he was fouled on a tying basket and had the crowd chanting “Let’s Go Friars!” headed into a timeout. He sank the free throw to give Providence its first lead of the game, 52-51.The Wildcats snatched the lead back and Bridges buried a 3 from the top of the arc that sent the team bench to its feet. Brunson was whistled next time down for an offensive foul and Wright twirled and stretched his arms toward the sky in protest.“It was old school Big East,” Wright said.Providence kept on coming. View commentslast_img read more

Courts, Georgetown Rotary Club donate pregnancy kits at WDRH

first_imgBoth smiling and aching mothers at the West Demerara Regional Hospital (WDRH) in Region Three (Essequibo Islands-West Demerara) on Tuesday received pregnancy kits, compliments of Courts Guyana and the Rotary Club of Georgetown as the agencies observe maternal and child health month.A few mothers and expectant mothers receive their kits from the representatives of the organisation in the presence of hospital staffersEach of the 40 hampers cost $20,000 and included items for the newborn babies as well as mothers.Included in the kit were baby wipes, diapers, towels, clothing, oil, lotion, shampoo, napkins and hygiene products for the mother among others.The mothers and expectant mothers over in Bartica, as well as the Georgetown Public Hospital Corporation, are expected to benefit from the initiative later this week.Service Director at the Rotary Club of Georgetown, Ariane Mangar said “We are just giving it out to help the mothers just to get them off their feet because we know how it is when you would have just given birth sometimes especially if they come from hardships and just to be able to afford some of these basic things”.For the past four years, the two agencies have been partnering to bring smiles to the faces of families.Senior Registrar and Head of Department at the Obstetrics and Gynecology Unit, Doctor Fareez Khan told Guyana Times that he was quite happy when he learnt of the initiative as many times, especially on special occasions such as Mother’s Day and others, donors would give to the big hospitals and would forget of the regional hospitals, which are most times in more need for such supplies for their patients.He said, “We welcome this donation first of all because the region as a whole, most of the persons who tend to come to these public hospitals are not only from the area but are persons who cannot afford better circumstances so most of the patients who frequent these locations do have financial difficulties so the donation in itself is welcomed to at least start for some of the mothers because many do come to the hospital without the basic necessities for the delivery”.The doctor added that he hopes other businesses and organisations can follow in the footprints of Tuesday’s exercise to assist mothers, some single, who are in need of those supplies.last_img read more