S.R. 1 Motorcycle Crash Claims Life

first_img(Image: Indiana State Police)A Fayette County man was killed after he attempted to pass a vehicle on his motorcycle on State Road 1 on Sunday evening, according to the Indiana State Police.Ben Hanson, 38, of Connersville was driving north on his 2007 Harley Davidson on S.R. 1 about a mile north of Brookville around 7:45 p.m. Sunday.Police say he attempted to pass a vehicle on a double yellow line. When a 1997 Ford van driven by 50-year-old Scott Sams of Laurel was approaching, Hanson lost control when he attempted to swerve back into his lane.The van struck the motorcycle and then swerved into the northbound lane forcing a third vehicle, a 2004 Ford pickup, driven by Susan Albright, 54, of Connersville, into the guardrail.Hanson was pronounced dead at the scene.(Image: Indiana State Police)Sams and Albright were uninjured.The Indiana State Police were assisted at the scene by the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department, Brookville Fire Department, and the Franklin County Coroners Office.last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Fall To Top Lady Tigers In Soccer

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs lose 5-0 to The Top Ranked Lawrenceburg Lady Tigers in Girls Varsity Soccer action.The Varsity game was a tough loss for the Lady Bulldogs. After playing a great first 10 minutes with Batesville in possession for much of the time, Lawrenceburg was able to capitilize on a Bulldog defensive mistake and finish the shot. A minutes later, they did the same thing to put them up 2-0. Lawrenceburg added 2 more before halftime. In the second half, Lawrenceburg added one more goal to make the final score 5-0.The Lady Tigers JV won 1-0.“Our defense made 3 or 4 mistakes tonight that good teams will capitilize on. We have to eliminate these mental lapses and secure our defense in the upcoming matches. Our offense has been held scoreless in all 3 of our losses this season, so we need to find away to get the pressure off our defense and start out with a lead in these tough games.” Batesville Coach Kyle Laker.The Lady Bulldogs travel to Columbus on Thursday to face Columbus East. They are back at home on Saturday for a Varsity only match against Greenwood.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kyle Laker.last_img read more

Gov. Matawalle dissolves state-owned Football Club

first_imgRelatedPosts Chairman of Sen. Marafa’s faction of APC, 125 others expelled I’m ready for true reconciliation with Sen. Marafa — Ex-Gov. Yari By-election: APC hopeful of winning Bakura Constituency in Zamfara The Zamfara State Directorate of Sports Development on Friday announced the dissolution of the state’s Football Club. Ahmad Bagu, the Special Adviser on Sports Directorate to Governor Bello Matawalle, announced the dissolution in a statement on Friday in Gusau. The statement read in parts: “We wish to inform the general public that the management of the State Football Club has been dissolved indefinitely until further notice. “Further information on the matter will be given as at when due. “The Directorate also resolved that all issues regarding the activities of the club are here by suspended.”— Tags: Ahmad BaguBello MatawalleGusauZamfara Statelast_img read more

Fans protest against name change

first_imgHull fans staged a protest against a proposed change of the club’s name to ‘Hull City Tigers’ ahead of the Barclays Premier League match against Norwich. Press Association Alam wants the club to be rebranded as Hull Tigers or Hull City Tigers. center_img Around 40 fans with placards and a banner proclaiming “a club not a brand” marched on the KC Stadium. It follows Egyptian-born owner Assem Allam saying earlier this month that the name Hull City was “irrelevant” and that he disliked the word ‘City’ because it is “common”. last_img read more

Woman crashes stolen ambulance into Fort Pierce police car

first_imgNo injuries were reported, and a second vehicle came to the scene to take the patient.Sills faces charges of aggravated fleeing and eluding, and grand theft.This story is developing. Fort Pierce Police say a woman was arrested after stealing an ambulance and crashing into a police cruiser, Wednesday morning.Paramedics were on a call around 9:30 a.m., when 29-year-old Amber Lynn Sills jumped into the ambulance and took off with a patient inside, according to St Lucie Fire officials.Sills crashed into a patrol SUV while being chased by authorities.The officer identified as Todd Warner was exiting the SUV at the time of the crash.last_img read more

Saina survives, Sindhu ousted from Denmark Open

first_imgOdense (Denmark): Star shuttler Saina Nehwal survived a scare before progressing to the second round of the Denmark Open but it was heartbreak for Rio silver medallist P.V. Sindhu, who crashed out after being stunned by unseeded American Beiwen Zhang in the opening round of the womens singles event here on Tuesday.Saina overcame stiff resistance from Hong Kong’s Ngan Yi Cheung before eventually pocketing the match 20-22, 21-17, 24-22 in 81 minutes. However, third seed Sindhu lost 17-21, 21-16, 18-21 to Zhang in another tough opening encounter that lasted 56 minutes.Saina, who lost to Cheung in their sole previous meeting two years ago, came back from a game down before eventually holding her nerve to advance to the next round.The match went down to the wire with both the shuttlers going for the kill. But the London Olympics bronze medallist finally managed to keep her cool and save two match points at 21-20 and 22-21 in the decider which helped her pocket the pulsating tie.Earlier, Sindhu succumbed to her third consecutive loss to American Zhang, who also beat the Hyderabadi at the Indian Open in February this year.After meekly losing the opening game 17-21, the 23-year-old Sindhu came back strongly in the second and did not allow the American to move ahead before finally winning it 21-16.In the decider, the American bounced back in style to first take a 12-8 lead before Sindhu hit back to make it 14-13 in her favour.From thereon, both the shuttlers went neck and neck before the match ended in Zhang’s favour with the scoreline reading a close 21-18. (IANS)last_img read more

Oklahoma St. faces Kansas in Big 12 quarters

first_img Associated Press March 12, 2020 SUPER SENIORS: Oklahoma State has relied heavily on its seniors. Cameron McGriff, Isaac Likekele, Lindy Waters III and Thomas Dziagwa have collectively accounted for 60 percent of the team’s scoring this year and 79 percent of all Cowboys points over the team’s last five games.FUELING THE OFFENSE: Likekele has made or assisted on 46 percent of all Oklahoma State field goals over the last three games. The sophomore guard has accounted for 17 field goals and 19 assists in those games.ASSIST RATIOS: The Cowboys have recently used assists to create baskets more often than the Jayhawks. Kansas has an assist on 30 of 72 field goals (41.7 percent) over its past three outings while Oklahoma State has assists on 39 of 78 field goals (50 percent) during its past three games.DID YOU KNOW: The Kansas defense has allowed only 60.7 points per game to opponents this season, ranking the Jayhawks 10th among Division I teams. The Oklahoma State offense has averaged 67.6 points through 32 games (ranked 251st, nationally).___ Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNo. 8 seed Oklahoma State (18-14, 8-11) vs. No. 1 seed Kansas (28-3, 17-1)Big 12 Conference Tourney Quarterfinals, Sprint Center, Kansas City, Missouri; Thursday, 1:30 p.m. EDTBOTTOM LINE: A spot in the Big 12 semifinals is on the line as Oklahoma State matches up against Kansas. Kansas won both of the regular season matchups earlier this season. The teams last played on Feb. 24, when the Jayhawks outshot Oklahoma State 43.8 percent to 38.5 percent and hit seven more 3-pointers on the way to an 83-58 victory.center_img Oklahoma St. faces Kansas in Big 12 quarters For more AP college basketball coverage: https://apnews.com/Collegebasketball and http://twitter.com/AP_Top25___This was generated by Automated Insights, http://www.automatedinsights.com/ap, using data from STATS LLC, https://www.stats.comlast_img read more

Freshman forward Ramin continues family legacy at Syracuse

first_imgHe may only be a freshman, but Ben Ramin is no stranger to Syracuse soccer.The Ramin family has been connected to the program for years. Ben’s father, Peter, played at SU from 1979 to 1980, while his uncle, Greg, played for the Orange from 1979 to 1982.Continuing the soccer tradition played a key role in Ben’s decision to come to Syracuse.“When originally I was making my decision I thought it would be cool to follow in my father’s footsteps,” Ramin said, later adding that while it wasn’t the deciding factor in his decision, “it was an added plus.”Ramin is a product of C.W. Baker High School in nearby Baldwinsville, where fellow freshmen Alex Bono and Andrew Coughlin also called home. They all attended high school together. Ramin stood out in his senior year, tallying 16 goals and eight assists.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAt C.W. Baker, his teammates noticed his work ethic.“He works really hard on and off the field every single day,” Bono said. “It pays off for him. He’s a good player because of it.”Not only has the work paid off for Ramin, but for his high school teammates as well. Ramin attributes part of his success to the fact that his C.W. Baker teammates were able to push one another in high school competition.“Being able to compete with them on a daily basis helps me be at a higher level,” Ramin said. “And we really push each other to be as good so we are all prepared for the high intensity of Division-I soccer.”Head coach Ian McIntyre has taken notice of Ramin’s dedication.“He wears his heart on his sleeve,” McIntyre said. ”He’s a tremendously hard-working individual.”Ramin’s work ethic landed him at Syracuse, where he is one of the members of a recruiting class that is unprecedented at SU. The class is ranked 14th nationally, the highest ranking for a recruiting class in Syracuse soccer history.While many could not fathom this quick of a turnaround for the SU soccer program following an abysmal 3-12-1 record in 2011, Ramin and the rest of the class saw an opportunity to change the culture of the program.They did exactly what they set out to do.Syracuse, with major contributions from the freshmen, soared to 12-6-0 this year, with a 5-3-0 record in the Big East.“This is our goal as a class coming in as freshmen to really help turn around the program,” Ramin said of his teammates.Ramin was not a major contributor this season. He only logged 108 minutes and scored his only goal in Syracuse’s 6-0 rout of Colgate back on Sept. 3.With a wealth of talented players contributing early in their collegiate careers, Ramin will only add more firepower to the Orange as it gets ready to prepare for the Atlantic Coast Conference in 2013.McIntyre sees a bright future ahead of the young star.“He’s a physical player, and we feel that he can score goals,” McIntyre said. “His best years are ahead of him.” Comments Published on November 15, 2012 at 12:03 am Contact Danny: dacuneo@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

3 Badgers selected in NFL draft

first_imgThe Badger HeraldDallas Cowboys surprise with first round pick of Travis FrederickWith the 31st overall pick in the NFL draft, the Dallas Cowboys surprised fans and draft analysts alike by selecting Wisconsin center Travis Frederick in the first round. Frederick decided to forgo his senior season with the Badgers for the NFL and was projected by most analysts to be a third-round choice.“I have a third-round grade on Travis Frederick,” NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said immediately following the pick. “I like him, he’s a tough guy in short areas … it’s a little bit of a reach at this point.”The Cowboys used several centers last season but failed to find a consistent rock to anchor the position, giving Frederick a strong chance to start Week 1 over Cowboys’ center Phil Costa, a restricted free agent. Frederick also started at guard for the majority of his 2011 season at Wisconsin, making him a flexible option for Dallas offensive line coach Bill Callahan. Callahan was the offensive line coach at Wisconsin from 1990-94.One thing that most scouts agreed on that made Frederick such an appealing pick is his well-documented football IQ. Frederick, who graduated this past fall with a degree in computer engineering, rarely committed mental mistakes in his collegiate career. Scouts also used the term “nasty” to describe Frederick’s tenacity in the trenches.Frederick was the only Big Ten player selected in the first round and his selection marked the third consecutive year a Wisconsin offensive lineman has been selected in the first round, joining Gabe Carimi (2011 29th pick overall, selected by Chicago Bears) and Kevin Zeitler (2012 27th pick overall, selected by Cincinnati Bengals). The Badgers have now had 15 offensive linemen selected in the NFL draft since 2000, the most of any school. Of those 15 players, 10 have been first-round selections.“No sooner had Roger Goodell announced the Cowboys’ pick than analysts pegged the selection as a major reach. Frederick may not have been a first round talent, but he was the best center in the class and in a weak draft class the Cowboys filled a serious need on a leaky offensive line. He will have the opportunity to start immediately in Dallas, and I expect him to quickly prove his value as a physically dominating, versatile run-blocker. Frederick has the tools to thrive at the pro level immediately and should follow in the footsteps of Badger linemen-turned NFL anchors.”-Ian McCue, senior sports writer Montee Ball goes to Denver BroncosTwo-time First Team All-American and 2012 Doak Walker Award Winner Montee Ball may not have fulfilled his dream of becoming a first-round pick, but he did get a consolation prize by getting drafted by the team he idolized growing up.“It’s a dream come true. I’ve been a Bronco fan since the age of seven,” Ball said. “To be a Bronco, that’s something very special to me. It’s very emotional time, I’m very blessed.”With the 26th pick of the second round and the 58th overall in the NFL draft, the Broncos made Ball the second running back taken in the draft – North Carolina’s Giovani Bernard was taken 21 picks earlier by the Cincinnati Bengals.“He’s a big back with a ton of production in college, who has great quickness and a great slashing-type style and is always heading north and south,” Denver Executive Vice President of Football Operations John Elway said to DenverBroncos.com. “So, we liked him a lot. We thought he could be a three-down guy for us, so we were thrilled he was available for us at the bottom of the second.”Ball, who set the NCAA record for total touchdowns in a career with 83, was selected over Alabama running back Eddie Lacy, a player originally projected to be selected over him. Elway said what ultimately gave Ball the edge was his durability. Although Ball suffered a concussion before the start of his senior season, Lacy was plagued by a toe injury for most of his collegiate career, a factor that ultimately gave Ball the edge.With a roster loaded with returning running backs in veteran Willis McGahee (167 carries, 731 yards in 2012), Knowshon Moreno (138 carries, 525 yards), Ronnie Hillman (85 carries, 330 yards) and Lance Ball (42 carries, 158 yards) it seems a foregone conclusion that the Broncos will part ways with at least one of the incumbents.“It’s going to be interesting to see how a three-down back like Montee Ball succeeds in the pros, especially with the importance of constantly protecting Peyton Manning of the pass-happy Denver Broncos on blitz pick-ups. I think he’s going to get every chance in the world to not only be the Week 1 starter, but to be an extremely effective NFL back. Scouts were worried that there was a chance Ball might have a little bit too much wear on the tires after so many carries in college, but Ball proved in his senior season he’s tough, durable and better than any player in the NCAA at finding the end zone.”-Nick Korger, sports editorRicky Wagner ends up with Baltimore RavensThe 6-foot-6, 317-pound two-year starter at left tackle for Wisconsin had a bit to wait, but was rewarded after being selected by the defending Super Bowl Champion Baltimore Ravens with the 35th pick in the 5th round and the 168th pick overall.After starting at right tackle in 2010 for Wisconsin’s first Rose Bowl squad under then-head coach Bret Bielema, Wagner eventually moved to the left tackle spot in 2011 where he protected now-Seattle Seahawk Russell Wilson. A preseason favorite to win the Outland Trophy at the beginning of 2012, Wagner didn’t end up walking away with the hardware but was still a consensus First Team All-Big Ten selection.A former walk-on at Wisconsin and a star tight end in high school, Wagner’s athleticism (his 31.5-inch vertical was the third best of any offensive linemen at the NFL combine) and frame make him a promising prospect for the Ravens down the road, although it will most likely be at right tackle.According to Garret Downing, a staff writer for BaltimoreRavens.com, the offensive line for the Ravens is a big question mark heading into next season, giving Wagner an opportunity to perhaps earn a spot if he emerges during fall camp.last_img read more

Berg is the Word: Despite the win, USC still has trouble putting together a complete game

first_imgUSC provided a vision of that ideal team with a nearly perfect first quarter. Freshman quarterback Kedon Slovis was absolutely dominant, throwing four touchdowns and breaking the team record for passing yards in a first quarter with 297. This included what is likely Slovis’ best throw of the season, a frozen rope that traveled 35 yards between three defenders before finding sophomore wide receiver Amon-Ra St. Brown’s hands en route to a 95-yard touchdown and a 28-7 lead. Aidan Berg is a junior writing about sports. He is also an associate managing editor for Daily Trojan. His column, “Berg is the Word,” runs every Monday. LSU is successful because its offense, defense and special teams deliver for four quarters game in and game out. It’s not easy to put it all together, but it’s what a program of USC’s caliber deserves. Yellen played in place of injured freshman starter Jayden Daniels, and it’s hard not to think that this would’ve been a Sun Devils victory had Daniels been able to go. Not that Helton has much of a chance to retain his position, but a loss to the team that fell to Colorado at home and which didn’t have its starting quarterback would have left a real sour taste at the end of Helton’s reign. Things really started to go wrong in the second quarter, when the offense was unable to punish Arizona State for two turnovers. It was an all-or-nothing half for the defense, which allowed a 62-yard touchdown to redshirt junior wide receiver Frank Darby.  The defense, on the other hand, at times appeared unable to do anything to stop backup freshman quarterback Joey Yellen, who threw four touchdowns on the afternoon. It was alarming that a defense with as much talent as the Trojans’ wasn’t able to bottle up a signal-caller making his first collegiate start.  Here are the results of the Trojans’ second-half drives: turnover on downs, field goal, fumble, punt, punt, punt. Only the field goal drive took up more than six plays, and the second-to-last possession would’ve ended in a Slovis pick-six if not for a holding call on ASU. Granted, Slovis departed the game with a leg cramp and redshirt junior Matt Fink took over on a few of those possessions, but it was startling just how incapable the offense was after appearing unstoppable for the first 15 minutes. Since then, USC has had four athletic directors, Sarkisian was fired in no small part due to alcohol-related incidents, Helton’s teams have regressed and Orgeron has built one of college football’s best programs in Baton Rouge. It must have hurt USC fans who, like me, had a second screen up to watch Orgeron go toe-to-toe with Alabama head coach Nick Saban and come out on top. A guy like that might be useful next year when the Trojans kick off their season against the Crimson Tide in Arlington, Texas.center_img Take No. 2 LSU’s 46-41 win over No. 3 Alabama Saturday. It was fitting that these two games ran in the same time slot because it gave USC fans a glimpse of what they missed out on. Tigers head coach Ed Orgeron filled the same position for USC on an interim basis in 2013 before then-athletic director Pat Haden passed him over for the permanent role in favor of Steve Sarkisian. However, in the end, Helton was bailed out by his team’s talent. Redshirt senior defensive lineman Christian Rector, who has struggled with nagging injuries all year, made his first huge play of the season by deflecting a pass in front of him before laying out to cradle it for the game-sealing interception. It was a miraculous play, and, judging from the progress ASU was making on its final drive, a necessary one for the Trojans to emerge victorious. USC football’s 31-26 victory over Arizona State in Tempe, Ariz. Saturday displayed two truths of the soon-to-end tenure of head coach Clay Helton. As has been the case for a few years, the Trojans showcased elite individual talent that allowed the team to gain an advantage over ASU, but the team’s inability to put it all together for an extended period of time resulted in a lackluster performance. For now, Trojan fans can only look longingly to the past and wonder about the future because there’s no chance at reaching that level with the present staff.  Before you keep reading, try to think of a game during the Helton era in which the whole team fired on all cylinders from beginning to end. It’s pretty difficult to name one that USC has dominated until the final whistle, a truly satisfying win in every facet. Victories over Stanford and Arizona earlier this season come to mind, but those were home matchups with pretty bad teams. The best teams — a level the Trojans aspire to reach — beat down on inferior competition but also take care of business against stronger foes by executing in every area for 60 minutes. Slovis and co. had so many plays where the sheer level of talent made me say “whoa.” The defense wasn’t far behind, forcing two Sun Devil punts and only allowing a touchdown because of a 97-yard kickoff return. But that lapse in discipline — or execution, whatever you want to call it — kept the Trojans from putting this game away in the early going.last_img read more