The HEAT is on for the weekend

first_imgWilmington, Oh. — The National Weather Service has included Ripley, Franklin, Decatur, Rush and Shelby Counties in an oppressive heat and humidity advisory for Friday, through the weekend.Temperatures are expected in the low to mid-90’s during the period, increasing humidity will push heat indices over 100.Use caution if you must be outside for any length of time. Take frequent breaks in the shade or air conditioning. Drink plenty of water to replenish lost fluids. And most importantly, never leave a child or a pet in a hot vehicle, even for a short period of time. Look Before You Lock!last_img read more

Lady Bulldogs Sweep Lady Cubs On The Court

first_imgBatesville Bulldogs C Team had their opening match up tonight.  We traveled to Madison and played two games capped at 25.  Game one we lost with a final score of 22-25.  Tiffany Hawker scores 7pts with 2 being aces, and Kennedy Westrick served up 3pts 1 ace.  The second game we won 25-24!  Serving for us were Tiffany Hawker with 9pts, and Belle Westerfeld with 5pts 2aces.  We rallied back from a 21-24 with great serves and finding our way as a team!   Nice start to the season ladies!  The Batesville JV volleyball team extended their win streak to 3 straight to start the season by defeating Madison in 3 games. After a slow start for the team, Madison got the upper hand dropping the first set 23-25, the Lady Dogs bounced back with a lopsided 25-6 win to force a final game resulting in a  15-11 win. Naia Bustinza led the team offensively scoring 10 points and earning 5 kills at the net. Sydnee Schaefer continued her consistency in the back row.   What a marathon night! The Varsity Bulldogs are 3-0 on the season after defeating the Madison Cubs 25-8,25-17, 23-25, 18-25,25-7. We started out strong then Madison made a few adjustments that took the wind out of our sails but we can back swinging in set 5. The night was sparked by great leadership from senior Macy Prickel. Leading the attack was Macy. She was 34/38 spiking with 19 kills followed by Katie Bedel with 13 kills. Senior Abby Westerfeld and Macy led the team in serving with 20/22. Macy also had 4 aces on the night. The defense was sparked by Macy Prickel with 21 digs and Nikki Fox followed with 19 digs. Great win Dogs!Our next game is against Shelbyville on Saturday, August 24th.  Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Kateri Paul.last_img read more

Spurs supremos charmed me – Eriksen

first_imgChristian Eriksen has revealed it was the personal touch of Daniel Levy and Franco Baldini that persuaded him to sign for Tottenham. Eriksen’s Tottenham career may just be 71 minutes old, but the playmaker is already a fans’ favourite following his impressive debut in the 2-0 win over Norwich. The Dane became the seventh and final signing of a busy summer for the north London club when he completed an £11.5million move from Ajax on the Friday before the transfer window shut. Levy has become renowned for his love of a last-minute deal, but the Tottenham chairman resolved to get his squad in tip-top shape early on in this transfer window to offset the damaging loss of Gareth Bale to Real Madrid. Gone are the days when Levy would launch last-gasp raids for cheap signings, such as he tried to do with Phil Neville and Charlie Adam in the Harry Redknapp era. This time, he and technical director Baldini sought to wrap up Eriksen’s signing quickly by flying to Amsterdam to negotiate with the Dutch club and the move paid off. “I talked a little bit with the manager but I had more to do with the chairman and the director Baldini. They were they guys who really had the right words,” Eriksen said. “The first contact was with my agent and then my agent talked to me and I said, ‘Go on, I really want to hear what they have got to say’. “The day after my agent was (in London) to look around and see everything and talk with the big men, then the day after, they all went to Amsterdam to negotiate with Ajax. “The next day, I was here for a medical. It went really quick. Just four days. “It really impressed me that they wanted it so badly and wanted to do it so quickly.” Press Association The “right words” that came out of Levy’s mouth centred around Tottenham’s ambitions. “The club wants to be in the Champions League next season, for sure, and then we have, of course, to become champions,” the 21-year-old said. “That is why he spent so much money on good players and that is just the sort of thing I want to be part of.” Although the season is still in its early stages, the early signs are that Tottenham are well-equipped for their assault on the top four. Eriksen’s ability to link play between midfield and attack has given Spurs something they have been lacking since the departure of Rafael van der Vaart. Roberto Soldado’s ratio of four goals in five games has been encouraging while Erik Lamela is yet to start a game following his £26million move from Roma. Arsenal sat above Spurs at the top of the Barclays Premier League table on Sunday night, but Eriksen hopes that will soon not be the case. “We will have to turn that around for a start,” he said. “Overall our chances look really good. It is different. We are in a new squad and still have to learn about everything and everybody, but, we have had a good beginning.” last_img read more

Canaries can win any game – Neil

first_img Press Association The 34-year-old Scot has signed a new and improved longer-term contract at Carrow Road following a remarkable impact on the Norfolk club, taking the Canaries from seventh place when he arrived in January to victory at Wembley in the Sky Bet Championship play-off final against Middlesbrough. Former Hamilton boss Neil, however, knows he now faces the biggest test of his short coaching career when the likes of Arsenal, Chelsea, Manchester United, Liverpool and Manchester City visit. Alex Neil claims “any game is winnable” for Norwich if they get their game plan right when back in the Barclays Premier League next season. That has not stopped the former Barnsley midfielder from adopting a positive mindset when reflecting on the fixtures for the new campaign, which will start at home to Crystal Palace in August. “I wouldn’t say that there is one period I look at and think ‘that’s a concern’, even though if you are not performing well in the Premier League then it is all going to be a concern,” Neil told the club’s official website. “If you are doing your job properly, you are prepared and you are functioning well, then any game is winnable. “We have just got to go into any game full of confidence and try to do as best we can. “We are really looking forward to it, and hopefully we can get off to a good start.” Neil continued: “We haven’t got any of the ‘big boys’, if you like, in the first few games. Obviously you want to start the season and try to get points on the board as early as you can. “Certainly looking at the fixtures it gives us a good opportunity to do that, but as we know every game at this level will be tough.” Norwich will continue to look to strengthen the squad, having made the loan move of S cotland midfielder Graham Dorrans from West Brom permanent. Striker K yle Lafferty, meanwhile, will be hoping to resolve his future after the Northern Ireland forward spent the second half of the last campaign on loan at Turkish side Caykur Rizespor. Lafferty, who signed a three-year deal with an added 12-month option last summer, said in the Belfast Telegraph: “Obviously I am still a Norwich player and I am going to go back, work hard to get into the manager’s plans and see what happens and see how he wants to fit me in. “I will sit down with him and my agent and have a proper man-to-man talk – if he turns round and says he doesn’t see me in his plans, I will move on. “I will be disappointed because Norwich is a fantastic club and the fans have been brilliant with me, but it is one of those decisions you have to make and we will see what happens.” last_img read more

NFL Calendar

first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditFeb. 24-March 2 — NFL scouting combine, Indianapolis.Feb. 25 — First day for clubs to designate franchise or transition players.March 10 — Deadline for clubs to designate franchise or transition players before 4 p.m. EDT February 3, 2020 Associated Press March 18 — Free agency, trading periods begin, 4 p.m. EDTMarch 29-April 1 — Annual league meeting, Palm Beach, Fla.April 17 — Deadline for restricted free agents to sign offer sheets.April 23-25 — NFL draft, Las Vegas.___center_img More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL NFL Calendarlast_img read more

Windies hoping to extend dominance over England

first_img(CMC) – Star-studded West Indies will face nemeses England for the first time in a Twenty20 International since the dramatic T20 World Cup final 17 months ago, when the two teams clashed in a highly anticipated one-off match here today.The reigning World champions boast the likes of superstars Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Marlon Samuels and Sunil Narine in their ranks, and will be fancied to get the better of the hosts, despite playing in foreign conditions.In two meetings during last year’s T20 World Cup in India, the Windies came out on top – the last coming when Carlos Brathwaite – now captain – blasted four consecutive sixes off the first four balls of the final over to hand the Caribbean side an unprecedented second title.While the memories of that event have slowly faded, what remains fresh is the Windies confidence level and Brathwaite said the unit was pumped up for the contest at the Riverside.“The camaraderie off the field it shows on the field so it’s just about coming together and letting the guys have the freedom to express themselves, make decisions, make their own calls at their point in time,” Brathwaite told reporters here yesterday.“Once guys do that we can always go back to the drawing board. I prefer that than guys thinking what would the coach or what would the captain want. They are all seasoned T20 players and they all do well for different franchises around the world and it’s for me as a young captain just to go out there and tell them ‘look, whatever you do on the field, you have my full support.’“(They are free to) make the right decision at the right time in (their) view and then as a team we assess whether we win, lose or draw and we’ll see how we can continue to improve going forward.”West Indies possess an excellent record against the English, losing only four of their last 14 outings. More recently, however, the Windies have struggled, swept 3-0 by Pakistan last year in the United Arab Emirates before being hammered 3-1 by the same side in a four-match series earlier this year in the Caribbean.They picked themselves up by whitewashing minnows Afghanistan in June and then stunned powerhouse India in one-off encounter in Kingston, when opener Evin Lewis hit a dazzling hundred.Brathwaite said the Windies would look to extend that same form while flaunting their unique brand of cricket.“As Caribbean players and Caribbean persons we bring a lot of flair to the game,” the all-rounder explained.“You can see it in our wicket celebrations and dance moves and what’s not. With bat or ball, that’s going to be the message: have fun, express yourself.“Once we’re off the field and once we come on the training pitch we’re very professional in the way we go about our preparation. So once we tick those boxes off the field and in training, it’s just a matter of coming on the field and expressing yourself and letting the natural instincts take over.”The 13-man side is a hybrid of experience and youth, with the seasoned likes of Gayle, Pollard, Samuels and Narine combining with young players like Lewis, Brathwaite and Kesrick Williams.Brathwaite said regardless of who the final XI were, West Indies would present a formidable and united force on the field.“The best players are available, the best players play. On that given day, the best XI … are the ones that take the field and we have the full support and full trust of whoever is selected and the boys in the dressing room know that,” Brathwaite stressed.“The boys that haven’t been selected are very, very good to be around. They are always adding something to the dressing room. It’s just one big set of positive vibes in the dressing room – from the team bus, into the dressing room onto the park and then back off it.“It’s just a fun place to be at the moment and long may the victories continue.”The match bowls off at 18:30hrs (13:30hrs Eastern Caribbean time).SQUADS:ENGLAND – Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonathan Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey.WEST INDIES – Carlos Brathwaite (captain), Ronsford Beaton, Chris Gayle, Evin Lewis, Jason Mohammed, Sunil Narine, Ashley Nurse, Kieron Pollard, Rovman Powell, Marlon Samuels, Jerome Taylor, Chadwick Walton, Kesrick Williams.last_img read more

Froome backs Team Sky boss

first_imgHe says without him, there would be “no Team Sky” – but admits going forward, the professional outfit needs to do better.Brailsford’s resisted calls to resign over a mystery package sent to Bradley Wiggins at a race in 2011.The team concedes mistakes were made – but deny breaking anti-doping rules.last_img

Maiden success for Lonergan

first_imgTipperary trainer John Lonergan trained his first winner yesterday when Pump Road landed the Ryan’s Racecourse Services Handicap Hurdle at Tramore under Andrew Ring.Lonergan, who rode a few winners as a jockey, rides out for Mouse Morris still and trains just two horses from his base in Ardfinnan.He revealed after the win that he hatched a plan a few years back when drinking in his local pub to train a horse by the name of Pump Road to win a race.last_img

Binder and KTM: on top of the MotoGP™ world in Brno

first_imgLast Updated: 9th August, 2020 22:10 IST Binder And KTM: On Top Of The MotoGP™ World In Brno In an unearthly unpredictable MotoGP™ race at Monster Energy Czech Republic Grand Prix, Brad Binder in just his 3rd premier class race stormed to victory 1 month ago J.T. Realmuto’s 3-run homer helps Phillies beat Yankees 5-4 LIVE TV 4 weeks ago MotoGP Czech Republic GP live stream: How to watch MotoGP race, schedule and start time First Published: 9th August, 2020 22:10 IST 1 month ago New surgery keeps Marc Marquez out of MotoGP race this weekend WE RECOMMEND SUBSCRIBE TO US 1 month ago Triple threat: Quartararo wins as Yamaha lockout podiumcenter_img FOLLOW US Written By 1 month ago Lewis Hamilton puts off signing new Mercedes deal due to ‘other people losing jobs’ COMMENT Red Bull KTM Factory Racing has done it. Brad Binder has done it. In an unearthly unpredictable MotoGP™ race at the Monster Energy Czech Republic Grand Prix, the South African – in just his third premier class race – stormed to an emotional first win to become the first rookie since Marc Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) to win in MotoGP™. Binder won by over five seconds to lead Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) over the line as the Italian picks up his first MotoGP™ rostrum, with polesitter Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) – despite taking a long lap penalty for an incident with Pol Espargaro (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing) – taking a memorable podium. Wow, just wow.As the lights went out at the Czech Adrenaline Factory, Zarco couldn’t get the GP19 hooked up off the line with his holeshot device as the Frenchman slipped backwards, with the two Petronas Yamaha SRT riders getting good launches.Fabio Quartararo led into the first corner but was slightly wide, allowing Morbidelli to slip through and take the lead. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) also got away well from P4 to grab P3, which was soon P2 at Turn 4 as the Spaniard carved past the Championship leader, with the Red Bull KTM Factory Racing bikes of Pol Espargaro and Binder making a great start to sit 4th and 5th, with Zarco down to P6.Binder was then a man on a mission. The South African cut through teammate Espargaro and then got by the latter’s brother on the Aprilia with ease, and soon he was right on the tailpipes of Quartararo. The Frenchman was a second off Morbidelli as that gap stayed pretty consistent in the opening few laps, hovering between 1 and 1.3 seconds. Pol Espargaro was getting impatient behind Zarco after losing out to the poleman, but after a failed attempt the lap before, the number 44 was through at Turn 3 on Lap 6 and immediately set sights on his teammate and Quartararo, and the battle for second soon became a double factory KTM vs Quartararo fight.Binder was then through on El Diablo on Lap 9. Turn 3 the chosen place, Binder was slightly wide but the rookie made it stick and, then, Pol Espargaro was through. However the Spaniard was wide at Turn 13 and lost the place before huge drama then unfolded at Turn 1 on Lap 10.Espargaro was wide at Turn 1, but not by much. Zarco, just behind, was on the inside line and as Espargaro swept back to get the run-up through Turn 2, there was contact between the two. Zarco’s front wheel came in contact with Espargaro’s body and the KTM man was out – heartbreak for the latter as Race Direction began to look at the incident, later handing Zarco a long lap penalty. How costly could that be for Zarco?There may have been heartbreak for one orange bike, but up the road, Binder wasn’t showing any signs of slowing up. With Binder past Quartararo, another Petronas Yamaha bike was about to feel the wrath. The 33 reeled in Morbidelli with ease and with nine laps left in Brno, Binder led a MotoGP™ race for the first time – but you wouldn’t have thought it. Immediately, Binder started to stride clear of Morbidelli and on the same lap, Zarco took the long lap penalty.And the Frenchman couldn’t have nailed it better, some spectacular riding saw Zarco sweep round the outside of Turn 7 like his tyres were glued to the asphalt. An unreal and pinpoint piece of riding saw Zarco emerge just ahead of Quartararo as the latter clear hit tyre troubles at the mid-point, with Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar), Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) and Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3) starting to hunt him in.Upfront, all eyes were on someone who was quickly making a name for himself just two and a half races into his MotoGP™ career. Morbidelli simply had no answer to Binder’s ridiculous pace and South Africa’s new sporting hero was leaving his more experienced competitors in his wake.With seven laps to go the gap was up to a second and a couple of laps later, the lead was 2.1. Was this really it for KTM?Meanwhile, the Championship leader was in a spot of bother. Rins – still riding injured by the way – was swarming and slid underneath the YZR-M1 rider at Turn 4 with five laps to go, with nine-time World Champion Rossi soon following suit on the same lap. Quartararo quickly found himself lingering down in sixth, with Oliveira now smelling blood too. With four laps to go, Quartararo fell victim to Oliveira and at the front, Binder’s lead soon surpassed the three-second barrier as dreams started to turn into a reality for KTM.Two to go then. Binder – barring a mistake – was in dreamland had this wrapped up. Morbidelli was safe in second but Zarco was far from safe in the final podium spot. Rins was hot on the heels of the Ducati and Zarco was clearly struggling with rear grip and with two to go, the gap was 0.6 between the GP19 and GSX-RR. That was soon nothing however and Zarco had a nervous final lap coming up.Binder had a nervous final lap coming up too, but for very different reasons. Binder’s lead was over four seconds and this was it for him and KTM. More than four years of tireless work from the Austrian factory were about to become worth it as a new MotoGP™ star was being born. Binder made no such error and brought his RC-16 home to etch his name into premier class and KTM folklore.Childhood dreams realised across the board. KTM have arrived to the party, Brad Binder has arrived to the party as MotoGP™ delivers the goods again. Morbidelli brought his Yamaha home to secure a fantastic maiden MotoGP™ podium in second, the Italian had a special weekend in the Czech Republic and he now moves into P3 in the overall standings.Back to the final podium place battle and Rins was looking menacing. However, Zarco was holding firm and did so brilliantly to secure his first premier podium since 2018 Malaysian GP. It was a huge day for the Avintia team too, who achieve their first MotoGP™ podium thanks to Zarco on a year-old Ducati. Pole and a podium is something they could have only dreamed of when they landed in the Czech Republic.A huge shout out has to go to Rins too. Fourth place in Brno after suffering a dislocation-fracture to the shoulder at the Spanish GP is nothing short of remarkable. Close to the Suzuki man was Rossi who climbed to P5 from a P10 starting place in another great ride for The Doctor, with Oliveira finishing P6 to cement his best premier class finish having started 13th – top work from the Portuguese man. Quartararo won’t be too pleased to have finished 11 seconds from the win in P7, but it’s valuable points in the title race nonetheless.Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) finished one second adrift of Quartararo in P8, two seconds up the road from Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) who pips Aleix Espargaro to P9 on the last lap. Miller ended the day as the leading GP20 rider, just over a second up the road from Andrea Dovizioso (Ducati Team) as the pair salvage P9 and P11 from P14 and P18 starting positions.Espargaro’s P10 was his first finish of 2020 – important for the Spaniard and team. Danilo Petrucci (Ducati Team) finishing 12th gives the Bologna factory plenty to think about as they head to the Austria double-header, hoping to keep their 100% record at the Red Bull Ring intact.LCR Honda Castrol’s Cal Crutchlow finished 13th in Brno as he continues to battle a left scaphoid injury, and nine-tenths behind him, Maverick Viñales (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) takes just two points home in P14. The Spaniard will go back to the drawing board to find out what happened at the Czech GP as he loses valuable ground in the Championship – 17 points the gap to Quartararo now.Alex Marquez (Repsol Honda Team) 15th to continue his record of scoring at least a point in his first three MotoGP™ races.Iker Lecuona (Red Bull KTM Tech3) lost the front and collected Joan Mir (Team Suzuki Ecstar) in the early stages as the duo crashed out of contention.A new star is born in MotoGP™ as Binder and KTM head to the factory’s home race in Austria for a double-header. The result sees Binder sit just three points behind Dovizioso in the overall standings; the man who has competed in three premier class races sits ahead of the likes of Rossi and Miller too.Quartararo extends his lead in the Championship despite a seventh-place finish, not the end of the world for the Frenchman. And the best thing about it, we do it all over again in less than a week’s time.The 2020 MotoGP™ World Championship will next move to Austria for the myWorld Motorrad Grand Prix von Österreich (Austrian GP) at the Red Bull Ring – Spielberg on August 16, 2020, LIVE on Eurosport and Eurosport HD.Top 10:1. Brad Binder (Red Bull KTM Factory Racing)2. Franco Morbidelli (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 5.2663. Johann Zarco (Esponsorama Racing) + 6.4704. Alex Rins (Team Suzuki Ecstar) + 6.6095. Valentino Rossi (Monster Energy Yamaha MotoGP) + 7.5176. Miguel Oliveira (Red Bull KTM Tech3) + 7.9697. Fabio Quartararo (Petronas Yamaha SRT) + 11.8278. Takaaki Nakagami (LCR Honda Idemitsu) + 12.8629. Jack Miller (Pramac Racing) + 15.01310. Aleix Espargaro (Aprilia Racing Team Gresini) + 15.087READ | MotoGP Czech Republic GP Live Stream: How To Watch MotoGP Race, Schedule And Start TimeREAD | New Surgery Keeps Marc Marquez Out Of MotoGP Race This Weekend Digital Desk WATCH US LIVElast_img read more

Tunisian referee banned after controversial CAN 2013 semi-final performance

first_imgTunisian referee Slim Jdidi has been banned by the Confederation of African Football (CAF) after his controversial performance in Wednesday’s African Nations Cup semi-final between Burkina Faso and Ghana.“CAF was not happy with the standard of refereeing in the match,” general secretary Hicham El Amrani told a media briefing on Thursday.“We know they can make mistakes but we expected a better level of refereeing. They are graded on each performance and based on his marks the referee from Tunisia is now suspended for a period of time still to be determined.”Among the contentious issues during Wednesday’s match in Nelspruit was the red card given to Burkina Faso forward Jonathan Pitroipa that could mean he will miss Sunday’s final against Nigeria.Pitroipa received his second booking of the game, for simulation, in extra time after going down in the penalty area.The organising committee will decide on Friday whether the player can take part in the final. Burkina Faso have launched an appeal but El Amrani said the only way Pitroipa could avoid an automatic one-match ban will be if Jdidi acknowledges he made a mistake in his referee’s report.“The organising committee does not have the power to change a referee’s decision,” El Amrani explained.“If the referee has admitted a mistake in his report the committee will consider it and make any decision if necessary. But that report … is final.”Jdidi also awarded a soft spot kick to Ghana in a display which threatened to overshadow an exciting encounter that Burkina Faso eventually won 3-2 on penalties.last_img read more