18-year-old killed in North Vernon accident

first_imgNORTH VERNON, Ind. — A North Vernon man has been killed in an accident on US 50 on Sunday.According to the Indiana State Police, Caleb Fish, 18, sustained fatal injuries in the crash.Police say a pickup truck driven by Michael C. Furlong, 53, of Cynthiana, Kentucky, was traveling westbound on US 50 at State Road 750.Furlong’s vehicle entered 750 into the path of a westbound truck driven by Fish.The vehicles collided head-on in the middle of the intersection.Both vehicles left the north side of US 50 before coming to a rest.Fish was pronounced deceased on the scene by the Jennings County Coroner’s Office.Furlong and a passenger were injured in the crash and were transported to St. Vincent Jennings Hosptial.last_img read more

Moyes hopes to be fondly remembered

first_img Press Association He added: “When you become a football manager you’re never sure if someday you’ll be sacked and criticised for the work you’ve done. I hope that most Evertonians would see we have moved the club into the higher reaches of the Premier League more often than they had previously. “Over the years we’ve had brilliant players come through the door but more importantly I think I have had great men and I would never have been given any opportunity to succeed at Everton if it wasn’t for the help that I have received from all the players who have worked under me. “I have brought nearly all the current players to Everton in my time and I do feel disappointed to be leaving them. They are all very much a part of what I have been trying to achieve at Everton and they have all bought into it. I have spoken to them and explained my situation, which they fully understand. It goes without saying my only interest is that we try to win the last two games of the season.” As well as thanking the players, Moyes also paid tribute to the people behind the scenes – especially chairman Bill Kenwright with whom he is particularly close. “It has been something which has made the job at Everton easier,” he said of their relationship. He has been incredibly supportive, desperate for his club to keep improving and I believe he should be congratulated for the way Everton as a football club has moved forward.” For club captain Phil Neville this will also be his last appearance at Goodison Park as an Everton player. “In all my years in professional football I have never met a harder-working man than the gaffer,” said the 36-year-old, who worked under Sir Alex Ferguson at United before his move to Merseyside. “I was told before I arrived at Everton that he had an astonishing work ethic and that his attention to detail was second-to-none but it’s not until you actually work with him you realise just how much he puts in to try to win football matches.” Although the Toffees have not won a trophy since 1995, the Scot has had them consistently finishing in the top seven and even qualified for the Champions League for the first time. He is due to walk out in front of his home fans for the final time as Everton manager before he takes over as Manchester United boss in the summer. “Today sees me manage Everton at Goodison Park for the last time,” he wrote in his programme notes. “It won’t be the last time I come to Goodison, and more than anything I want to sign off with three points.” center_img Departing Everton manager David Moyes hopes his 11-year reign at Goodison Park will be remembered for the progress made at the club.last_img read more

City showed true colours in derby

first_imgManchester City manager Manuel Pellegrini felt his team showed their true ability in their derby thrashing of Manchester United. After a sequence of unconvincing performances – and results – against Cardiff, Hull and Stoke, City were back to the form of their opening-day win over Newcastle as they thrashed United 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium. Coming against their fiercest rivals and the reigning champions, it was a performance that sent out a loud warning of City’s title credentials to the rest of the Barclays Premier League. Press Association City played as Pellegrini had promised when he arrived in the summer but after the dip in form that followed the Newcastle display, the Chilean knows the challenge is to maintain such standards. Pellegrini said: “It is the way we want to play. We played very similar to how we played the first game against Newcastle. “After that game, for different reasons, (we found) it is not easy to play (like that) with the regularity I want to do it. “I think that is normal in this period of the season, we are working and playing a different way. “But the most important thing is the players trust in what we are doing. We demonstrated that during 90 minutes. “We are just starting. Every match is different but all the fans can be sure we will try to play with the most offensive and attacking team we can. “Also to be an attacking team you must work on defending and I think we defended really well.” City had a number of stand-out performers on show, from two-goal star Sergio Aguero and Alvaro Negredo up front to captain Vincent Kompany at the back. Yaya Toure and Fernandinho were rock-solid and dynamic in midfield while full-backs Pablo Zabaleta and Aleksandar Kolarov and wide midfielders Jesus Navas and Samir Nasri did plenty of damage. Aguero, who opened the scoring after 16 minutes with a superb volley from a Kolarov cross, felt the praise should be shared around. The Argentina striker said: “The most important thing is that the goals gave us the win. “I’m very happy that we won three important points, especially against United. “All the team were brilliant, the defence as well. We’re all one team. There are no individual heroes. “We’re all heroes, even the players on the bench. The most important thing is we won and we are happy.” Aguero’s opener rewarded City for their high-tempo start, which completely swamped United. Toure doubled the lead on the stroke of half-time before Aguero and Nasri added two more in the opening five minutes of the second period. The champions limited damage thereafter and pulled one back with a superb Wayne Rooney free-kick but City had already made their point. Aguero, 25, said: “We didn’t expect it but we were really motivated to win, and that led us to the victory. “So that motivation helped us play without any anxiety. “The most important thing is to give all you have, the confidence and the attitude that the team had was very good. “And in the second half, despite winning 2-0, we kept playing like that. We played very well.” City make a quick return to action as Wigan, their conquerors in last season’s FA Cup final, visit in the third round of the Capital One Cup on Tuesday. Much has changed since the Wembley clash in May with both clubs having changed managers and City having spent more than £90million on new players while Wigan were relegated to the Championship. City are likely to make changes with defender Micah Richards, who has missed the start of the season with hamstring trouble, among those who could come in. Richards did not play in the cup final but sees the latest tie as an opportunity to put its memory firmly in the past. The 25-year-old told the club’s website, www.mcfc.co.uk: “I wasn’t involved against Wigan, but there was definitely something lacking. “Wigan have always played us well and have been a bit of a bogey team, but I would never say the guys weren’t up for it because we always want to win, but I just felt they wanted it more on the day. “That game is in the past now but we have to make sure we put things right in this game and try and progress in the competition.” last_img read more

South Africa sweat on injured Steyn for World Cup

first_imgCAPE TOWN, South Africa (Reuters) – South Africa face an anxious wait over the fitness of experienced seamer Dale Steyn after a flare-up of an old shoulder injury ruled him out for the rest of the Indian Premier League (IPL) season, putting his World Cup prospects in doubt.The 35-year-old Steyn felt discomfort having played for the Royal Challengers Bangalore on Sunday, just his second game of the competition after he was signed as an injury replacement for Australian seamer Nathan Coulter-Nile.“Upon assessment and subsequent investigations, a flare-up of his right shoulder was confirmed,” South Africa team manager Mohammed Moosajee said in a statement yesterday.“With the World Cup around the corner, it is our priority to get him back to full fitness before the squad departs on May 19.“He will consult with a shoulder specialist upon his return and a recovery plan will be put in place.”Steyn, arguably his country’s greatest fast bowler, was sidelined from South Africa’s one-day international side for two years with shoulder, hamstring and foot problems before returning in October 2018.He was last week named in a 15-man squad for the World Cup being held in England and Wales, having previously appeared at the tournament in 2011 and 2015.Steyn is viewed as a key part of a three-man pace attack that also includes Lungi Ngidi and Kagiso Rabada, this season’s leading wicket-taker in the IPL.South Africa will open their World Cup campaign against England at The Oval on May 30.last_img read more

New coach wins with old style

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoCLEVELAND — A new coach and an almost an entirely new offensive unit, but it’s still the same old classic Wisconsin style. On the banks of the hardly picturesque Lake Erie, the University of Wisconsin football team clawed out a 35-14 victory in a game that was at times ugly, but was hard-fought from start to finish and much more competitive than the score might indicate, as it took all three units to ensure a win for Bret Bielema in his first game as head coach. “You always like to be in tight games, they are always going to benefit you down the road,” senior strong safety Joe Stellmacher said. “Hopefully they can improve next week, and hopefully we can carry this over to next week.””We played alright, but there’s always room for improvement as usual,” added junior defensive end Jamal Cooper. Redshirt freshman running back P.J. Hill rushed for 133 yards on 22 carries, and senior quarterback John Stocco did just enough — completing nine of 15 passes for 124 yards with a touchdown and an interception — in a game as old-school as the city it was played in, featuring 416 yards rushing between both the Badgers and Falcons. The game began inauspiciously for UW as the ballyhooed Badger defense allowed Bowling Green to march down the field on the game’s first series, as the Falcons put together a textbook 10-play, 80-yard scoring drive to start the game, with all but 12 yards on the ground. However, Wisconsin responded with a power running attack of its own as the Badgers rolled down the field on the ensuing possession with a 10 play, 66 yard scoring drive, with most of damage being inflicted by Hill and fifth-year senior Dywon Rowan. “It is not what happens during the course of game [that matters] but how you respond to it, and today was a classic example,” Bielema said.”When you can answer the opponent when they do something, and get the momentum back, it marks a great team and we did that today and we just have to carry that over to the rest of the season.” While Wisconsin did respond, Bowling Green wouldn’t go away and continued to rack up yards on the ground against the UW defense, using a unique spread option offensive attack highlighted by the superb play of redshirt freshman Freddie Barnes, who rushed for 165 yards — a Bowling Green record — from the quarterback position. “It was a really different look for us,” Cooper said. “Last year, all they did was pass on us, so the switch up from passing to running was a really big difference.””After the second series, as coaches we just said basically that the quarterback is the tailback in this game,” Bielema said. “They’ve also got a very special player there for years to come.”The spark Wisconsin was looking for was finally delivered, courtesy of the special teams, as sophomore linebacker Jonathan Casillas blocked a BGSU punt deep in their own territory and recovered the ball in the end zone to give Wisconsin a two-possession lead. “The first few games are always critically decided by special teams,” Bielema said. “We were needing a response when Jona [Casillas] blocked that punt, and we got the win.”Punting woes plagued the Falcons in the first half and led directly to two Wisconsin touchdowns. The first half of true freshman Alonso Rojas’ career was a nightmare. After a paltry 32-yard punt that was almost blocked, Rojas’ second effort from the 12-yard line wasn’t so much blocked as it was engulfed by Casillas, who swallowed the ball off the foot of the punter and picked it up in the end zone for a touchdown.”Jonathan’s one of those kids that is a big playmaker,” Bielema said. “Any time he’s been put in games to have success like that, he’s been able to convert it.” Then, with time winding down in the half, Rojas took the field only three yards from the spot of his earlier mugging and booted a 25-yard stink bomb that was picked up on the run by senior Ben Strickland, who would have brought the ball inside the five if not for a foolish block in the back at the seven yard line by Casillas. With the ball at the 17-yard line, Wisconsin marched into the end zone in just five plays, capped off by a one-yard quarterback sneak for a touchdown by John Stocco, giving Wisconsin a 21-7 lead with 20 seconds to play before the half. “That’s Wisconsin football — to run the ball right at you,” junior wide receiver Luke Swan said.The game continued to be a struggle between the two teams as BGSU closed the score to 21-14 after their first drive in the second half. However, from that point on the Badger defense stiffened, and kept the Falcons off the scoreboard the rest of the way. The key play came when Wisconsin stopped Bowling Green on fourth down to kill a 21-play drive early in the fourth quarter. Wisconsin promptly put the game out of reach at 35-14, courtesy of a bruising 10-yard touchdown run by Hill to complete a nine-play, 80-yard drive. “They were giving me a chance to contribute to move the ball down field and give the team a chance to win,” Hill said.”We just needed to make some more stops and finish that last drive,” said Falcon head coach Gregg Brandon. “If we could have gotten it to 28-21 I think it would have been a barnburner.”Although Wisconsin will walk away 1-0, they were far from completely satisfied with the victory, as the players all believed there was still much work to be done. “You just can’t let a team run down your throat like that,” senior middle linebacker Mark Zalewski said, who was at a total loss for words when asked to describe the frustration of watching Barnes run wild against the defense. “The amount of rushing yards they had were really unacceptable.”On the other side of the coin, the Badgers couldn’t have been happier with their bruising performance.”That’s something we pride ourselves on is being physical and being able to run the football, and our offense certainly did that tonight.”last_img read more

Penalties, frustration cause Badgers to fall

first_imgWisconsin captain Blake Geoffrion scored the Badgers\’ third goal on Saturday night, but the Tigers came back to win the game, 4-3. The teams split the weekend series.[/media-credit]If Friday night’s game against WCHA opponent Colorado College could be described as chippy, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team found Saturday night’s contest downright nasty.After beating the Tigers 6-1 in the first game of the two game series, tempers were sure to be running high for the follow up match on Saturday night.Neither team disappointed.“In the second half of the WCHA, they are all playoff games,” Wisconsin head coach Mike Eaves said. “They are all highly contested, teams have their systems in place, they are going to battle.”After the Badgers scored two goals in the first 12 minutes of the game, tempers reached a boiling point at the end of the first period.With the horn sounding, a scrum ensued against the boards resulting in 11 penalties worth 38 minutes in total.“It’s an athletic contest — emotions are a part of it,” Eaves said. “And we went and talked in between the period about it, to say, ‘Hey this part of athletics. … You have got to learn to control your emotions and use them to your advantage, so what happened at the end of the period, let’s use that.”UW started the period with their top defenseman — assistant captain Jamie McBain — and junior forward John Mitchell sitting in the box for four minutes and 16 minutes, respectively. Although CC lost senior forward Cody Lampl for 14 minutes, the Tigers were able to swing momentum to their side, scoring three goals before seven minutes had passed in the second period.“I think the guys were listening and understanding what we have to do,” Eaves said. “Did we go out and do it? I don’t know to what degree.”Losing Mitchell proved to be a devastating blow to the Badgers, as neither he or his line were able to create any chances after his penalty. The junior had recorded six points in his previous three games, including a goal and two assists the previous night.“We lost [Mitchell] for 16 minutes, and he has been one of our better players, if not the best player since Christmas break,” captain Blake Geoffrion said. “Then again, I also think it got us going a little bit. At the start of that period we kind of came in a little pissed off. So it helped us a little bit emotionally, but it hurt us losing a guy like Mitchy and [McBain].”“I don’t think that John Mitchell was the same player because he was sitting there for so long,” Eaves added. “If you were 6 [foot] 5 cramped up in a little penalty box … I don’t think that helped him at all.”After the brawl in the first period, UW felt its energy level was lower than the night before. Although Geoffrion scored a goal in the second period to stem the tide for the Badgers, the Tigers eventually prevailed, putting home game winner with less than four minutes remaining in the game.“We didn’t play with great energy, including myself,” Geoffrion said. “I was terrible tonight. Maybe it has a little to do with the Alaska trip, the travel and the time change. I’m not making excuses here at all, because we didn’t get it done tonight, but that is the only thing you can look at I guess.”Perhaps motivating the CC players was a perceived slight delivered by Geoffrion to the Tigers’ bench. According to CC head coach Scott Owens, Geoffrion may have “challenged” the Colorado bench.When asked about the incident, Geoffrion denied it.“Nope,” Geoffrion said. “Just because I talk a little smack doesn’t mean I challenged the bench. I think their trainer challenged me more than I challenged them.”last_img read more

CHAN Final to be Broadcast Live on DStv, GOtv

first_img The home-based Super Eagles have not been as imperious. They drew with Rwanda before beating Libya and Equatorial Guinea in the group stages.  They required extra-time to get past Angola 2-1 in the quarter-finals and scraped past Sudan 1-0 in the semis in a match they played with numerical disadvantage for over 30 minutes, following the dismissal Ifaenyi Ifaenyi for a second caution in the 58th minute.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram The final of the African Nations Championship (CHAN), holding in Morocco, will be broadcast live on DStv and GOtv from 8pm on Sunday. The match will see the home-based Super Eagles play hosts, Morocco, at the Stade Mohammed V.Nigeria face the Atlas Lions, who breezed their way through the group stages, thrashing Mauritania by four goals in the tournament’s opening fixture, beating Guinea 3-1 and ending the group stages with a goalless draw against Sudan.They then beat Namibia 2-0 in the quarterfinals and edged past Libya 3-1 in the semi-finals. They will have the benefit of vociferous home support.last_img read more

#Donkomi: Kudus agrees to 5 year deal with Ajax

first_imgGhana and FC Nordsjaelland midfielder Mohammed Kudus has agreed terms with Ajax Amsterdam and is expected to sign a 5 year contract with the club according to Dutch media outlet FootballOranje.com.This follows the agreement of a transfer fee said to be in the region of 9 million Euros between the two clubs.The 19 year old who scored on his national team debut with the Black Stars has also enjoyed an impressive season with his club which has seen him record 11 goals in 25 appearances for FC Nordsjaelland.Prior to agreeing to the deal with the Eredivisie side,clubs like Galatasaray and Besiktas had inquired about his availability.last_img read more

Lakers vs. Clippers game Tuesday postponed after Kobe Bryant’s death

first_imgThe Lakers vs. Clippers game scheduled for Tuesday will be postponed “out of respect for the Lakers organization” following Kobe Bryant’s death, the NBA announced Monday.”The game will be rescheduled at a later date,” the statement said. Bryant, 41, died in a helicopter crash Sunday morning along with his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, and seven other people who were on board. The Los Angeles legend’s sudden passing stunned the world, and many NBA teams paid tribute to Bryant during their games in the afternoon.The Lakers were traveling back from Philadelphia on Sunday, and players could be seen reacting to the news when they landed in Los Angeles. Just the day before, Lakers forward LeBron James passed Bryant for third place on the all-time scoring list and spoke about what Bryant meant to him. LeBron reflects on his favorite Kobe memories and the impact the Mamba has had on his life 🤝 pic.twitter.com/UDBYdttSli— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) January 26, 2020MORE: Kobe’s legacy lives on in LeBronThe Athletic reported the Lakers had grief counselors available to players on-site as the NBA and teams discussed the potential of postponing the game.The Clippers played the Magic on Sunday, and following their game, coach Doc Rivers and forward Kawhi Leonard were emotional discussing Bryant’s death.“He had that DNA that very few athletes can ever have.”Doc Rivers on Kobe Bryant. pic.twitter.com/kSS7sjKaI1— NBA TV (@NBATV) January 26, 2020Kawhi Leonard holds back tears addressing the passing of Lakers legend Kobe Bryant – “Knowing him personally, I know he’d want me to come out here & ball & still just be great… Everybody’s sad. No words can explain the impact he had on the sport… It’s just sad.”#Clippers pic.twitter.com/Q1JLPMaYuT— Tomer Azarly (@TomerAzarly) January 27, 2020last_img read more

Who is Mr. Irrelevant 2020? Meet Tae Crowder, the last pick in this year’s NFL Draft

first_imgBelow is all you need to know about this year’s Mr. Irrelevant.2020 NFL DRAFT:Complete list of picks | Grades | Winners & losersWho is Mr. Irrelevant 2020?Tae Crowder, LB, GeorgiaThe Giants drafted Crowder with the 255th pick of the 2020 NFL Draft.Crowder, who was a semifinalist for the Butkus Award last season (nation’s top linebacker), finished his Bulldogs career with 122 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and 2 interceptions.A 6-3, 235 pounder, he played a key role on a 2019 Georgia defense that finished No. 1 nationally in scoring defense (12.6 points allowed per game), No. 1 in rushing defense (74.6), No. 1 in fewest rushing TD’s allowed (2), and No. 3 in total defense (257.7 yards allowed per game).A Pine Mountain, Ga., native, Crowder played football and basketball at Harris County High School.MORE: A complete history of Mr. IrrelevantWhat is Mr. Irrelevant?Mr. Irrelevant is the title bestowed upon the final player selected in the draft. Mr. Irrelevant got its start in 1976, when former 49ers and Colts receiver Paul Salata created a series of events known as “Irrelevant Week” to celebrate the final pick. The week consists of inviting Mr. Irrelevant and his family to spend a week in Newport Beach, where they enjoy a trip to Disneyland, a golf tournament and a feast of their choosing that includes a ceremony awarding Mr. Irrelevant the Lowsman Trophy — a statue mimicking the Heisman, but with a player fumbling a football.Dayton wide receiver Kelvin Kirk became the first Mr. Irrelevant when he was taken by the Steelers with the 487th pick of a 17-round NFL Draft in 1976. Salata read the final selection at every draft from 1976 to 2013, when he passed the duty on to his daughter.Contributing: Thomas Schlarp The 2020 NFL Draft was unprecedented in many ways because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the NFL Draft tradition that is Mr. Irrelevant, the last pick in the draft, persists.The Giants held the final pick in the draft with the 255th selection, a compensatory pick, and they closed their draft with another defensive player.last_img read more