first_imgThe Batesville 7th grade football team traveled to Jennings County and lost 30 -0.For Batesville, Brayden Linkel and Marshall Kinnard had the most tackles on defense. Linkel and Johnny Deal led the offense in rushing.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tony Gausman.last_img

first_imgGreensburg, IN — Local businesses will soon be receiving grant funds from Indiana Office of Community and Rural Affairs and the City of Greensburg. In March, OCRA announced that the City of Greensburg was awarded a $250,000 grant through Indiana’s new COVID-19 Response Program. The $250,000 grant will provide loans to local small business owners who are Low-to-Moderate Income or to retain LMI jobs.The funds were processed through the Greensburg Decatur County Economic Development Corporation revolving loan program and will be distributed by the City of Greensburg later this week. In the first round of grant awards, 27 locally owned small businesses will receive funding. “We’re very happy to get these funds back out in the local economy, to help sustain small businesses and assist them in retaining their employees,” said Greensburg Decatur County Economic Development Corporation (EDC) Director Bryan Robbins. “The businesses helped range from 1 to 2 years old, to 40-plus– proof that the pandemic is affecting everyone across the board. We’re a community that likes to take care of one another, and this program funded by the OCRA grant allows yet another opportunity for us to do so. All of these businesses bring something to the community and add to our quality of life in some way; be it through the business itself, or through sponsorships, charities, etc. We’re happy to be able to give them support when they need it.”last_img read more

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Delhi Capitals needed 23 runs off 21 balls against Kings XI Punjab at the IS Bindra stadium in Mohali on Tuesday. However, Mohammed Shami took two crucial wickets to give Kings XI Punjab some hope. However, Sam Curran took a hat-trick and Delhi Capitals lost seven wickets in 17 balls as Kings XI Punjab won by 14 runs to occupy the second spot in the 2019 Indian Premier League points table behind Chennai Super Kings. Curran, who made a big impression in the Test series against England, was picked for Rs 7.2 crore in the IPL Auctions and his haul of 4/11 made the 20-year-old the youngest to take this haul. Speaking in the post-match presentation, Curran, who became the third Kings XI Punjab player to take a hat-trick and sixth overseas player, said he had no idea. “I didn’t really know (about the hat-trick). When we won the game, one of the players came up to me and said ‘you’ve got a hat-trick’. I had absolutely no idea I had taken one,” Curran said. The left-arm pacer and batsman said Mohammed Shami’s two wickets was a major factor in Delhi Capitals stumbling to a defeat. “My main focus was obviously that last ball when Rabada came and I knew his strengths and where I could bowl, so I was always aiming for his stumps and his toes. Ash (R Ashwin) told me what to do. Ryan Harris was standing at the third man region. Against the local batters, I had to ask our players, ‘Where does he hit?’. Shami got two amazing overs in the end which helped,” Curran said.  highlights Curran’s haul shattered Delhi Capitals, leaving the skipper Shreyas Iyer shell-shocked in the post-match presentation. “I am really speechless. It is a crucial match and losing such matches is not going to benefit us. We miscalculated the target. I think It was just a panic in between. They got two wickets in succession, (Chris) Morris and (Rishabh) Pant and there we lost the match. Our batsmen did not taking initiative to win the game. Our batting has been really dominant right from the start but we need to learn from this small things. We didn’t bowl that great to be honest, we got a bad start but we controlled in between and that is something we need to take forward. Looking at the quality we have, I think we shouldn’t be losing such matches,” Iyer said. Delhi Capitals will next take on Sunrisers Hyderabad at the Feroz Shah Kotla while Kings XI Punjab will take on Chennai Super Kings at the MA Chidambaram stadium on April 6. Delhi Capitals lost seven wickets in 17 balls for eight runs.Sam Curran became the sixth overseas bowler to take a hat-trick.Kings XI Punjab are currently in second spot in the IPL 2019 points table.last_img read more

first_imgThe Women of Troy (9-6, 4-1) return to the Galen Center to take on the Ducks (10-8, 2-4) tonight at 7 p.m.Following USC’s 47-43 victory over UCLA at the John Wooden Center on Saturday, the Women of Troy have a chance to continue their strong conference play and maintain their second-place standing behind Stanford (15-1, 6-0) and ahead of California (13-5, 4-2) in the Pac-12.Unstoppable· Junior guard Christina Marinacci scored eight points against UCLA. She also added seven rebounds, one block and one steal. – Luciano Nunez | Daily TrojanOregon will come to the Galen Center averaging the 16th most points in the nation with 76.3 points per game, led by guard/forward Jasmin Holliday. To dispel the Ducks’ offense, USC hopes to maintain its reliable 3-point shot and efficient fastbreak game.“We’re going to have to run them off the 3-point line and make them beat us with two’s,” senior guard Briana Gilbreath said. “We also have to limit our turnovers. Any team that likes to transition will take your turnovers and turn them into points.”On the other end, however, the Ducks give up 78.1 points per game. The Women of Troy hope to exploit a shaky defense that has allowed at least 80 points in three of their last four games.“We are a very difficult matchup for most teams because we shoot the ball very well and we have a lot of different sets,” USC associate head coach Laura Beeman said. “[We will] set some screens, move the ball around, let the ball find the open person and run right back at them.”One of the key members of the USC offense has been senior guard Ashley Corral, who became the No. 5 all-time assists leader for the Women of Troy in their win over the Bruins. She nearly notched a triple-double in a 10-point, eight-rebound and eight-assist effort.Corral’s emphasis on facilitating a balanced offense has encouraged a selfless mindset that the team has embraced.“We’re really good at finding who’s open and I think we’ve done a really good job this season sharing the basketball and getting everyone involved,” Corral said.The Women of Troy are 3-1 at home. Their last game at the Galen Center resulted in a 20-point thrashing over California on       Dec. 31. As for Oregon, they have yet to win a game on the road and have gone 4-8 after winning their first six games of the season.USC has plenty of momentum with its longest win streak of the season, but the Women of Troy are being careful not to place too much pride on their recent success.“We are where we should be, so it’s one step at a time, one game at a time,” Corral said. “I wouldn’t say we’re excited. We’re just looking forward to the future.”last_img read more

first_imgCon Sheehan says being a professional fighter requires you to live ‘like a monk’.While the Clonmel native realises this sort of discipline is required he admits the regime in the build-up to bouts does get to him sometimes.The heavyweight has won all four of his fights – including one by knock-out – since he made his pro debut at the start of this year. He says his routine can be a little predictable at times…last_img

first_imgOlaseni DurojaiyePower lifter, Paul Kehinde, has won a second gold medal for the country at the ongoing Rio 2016 Paralympics. Kehinde lifted 218kg to beat his rivals to the gold medal in the -65kg men’s category on Saturday night.His exploit was coming on the heels of an earlier gold medal haul by Roland Ezuruike in the men’s -54kg category. Roland Ezuruike, set three Paralympics records on his way to winning Gold in the men -54kg category. Female power lifter, Latifat Tijani set the ball rolling on Friday, when she won silver competing in the 45kg category. She lifted 106kg to come second behind China’s Dandan Hu.Esther Onyema added a second silver medal competing in the 55kg category earlier on Saturday.Despite being accorded a second class status, the physically challenged athletes have always done the country proud at the Paralympics. It will be recalled that Nigeria won three gold medals when she debut at the competition in Barcelona, in 1992 and finished 35th on the medals table.The turn of the century at Sidney 200o was very remarkable in Nigeria Paralympics history where Team Nigeria had their most successful outing winning seven gold, one silver and five bronze medals. The fit saw Nigeria finish 22ndon the medals table.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

first_imgBolaji lamented that despite submitting all the required papers to the Portuguese Embassy through the VFS Portugal Section in Lagos, they were denied CPG visas on the ground that the document indicating purpose of the visit was not reliable.“We have been made to miss out on the discussions and deliberations that ensued at the Conference. We feel really pained, particularly at this time of globalisation, when our PGA is making every necessary effort not to be left behind in the global world of golf. When we contacted CPG via WhatsApp, they expressed deep regret and explained that it was beyond their control,” Bolaji said.He said PGAN was a sport organisation trying to relate with other international bodies towards developing golf.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Olawale Ajimotokan in AbujaThe Professional Golfers Association of Nigeria ( PGAN) has described as a huge set back its failure to participate in the Confederation of Professional Golf (CPG), formally PGA of Europe, Annual Congress in Portugal, because of its denial of a visa by the Portuguese Embassy in Lagos.The congress which was due from December 2-5 would have enabled PGAN to deepen professional golf in Nigeria by interacting and exchanging ideas with other developed PGAs in the world.PGAN Secretary, Jide Bolaji, said they received invitation as a member country of CPG to attend the congress. Nigeria has been a member of CPG since 2018. The CPG consists of 32 European countries. Canada, South Africa, Nigeria and Botswana are the other members.last_img read more

first_imgUnited States-born Jabari Garibaldi is looking to be on the roster of Jamaica’s Premier league team, Boys Town in a bid to earn a spot on the Reggae Boyz World Cup team.Garibaldi, who has a Jamaican mother, trained with the Reggae Boyz four years ago and wants another chance to catch the eye of national coach Theodore ‘Tappa’ Whitmore. He believes that playing in the Premier League next season will give the Reggae Boyz enough time to get a first-hand look at his ability.Garibaldi, 25, played with Portmore’s Michael Binns for two seasons at Fort Lauderdale and also represented Miami Fusion in the National Premier Soccer League, an American league commonly recognised as being fourth tier, though it has been given no official designation by US Soccer.He spent last season in Iceland but is back home training with the Fusion. Garibaldi can play the roles of centre-back, left-back, defensive and attacking midfield.Whitmore looks to homegrown talentlast_img read more

first_imgThe Esports Insider Super Forum takes place a week to the day at Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge in London. The one-day conference, which is hosted on March 22nd, has a whole host of figures from the industry and a bunch of interesting topics to be covered. The question the first panel of the day will tackle is essentially why should ‘traditional sports’ care about esports? We’ve a highly experienced panel to talk attendees through the ecosystem, who’s watching (across the board) and why it matters. This includes veterans such as Dignitas’ Michel ‘Odee’ O’Dell, Mark Cox from Riot Games (the developer behind League of Legends), ESL UK chief James Dean and the number one at Kinguin, Mr. Viktor Wanli. Since esports is very much wrapped up in the online and digital worlds – whether its the games played or the main way in which spectators watch competitions – it means the esports ecosystem can, for some, be a little tricky to follow. Esports teams can operate across anything from one to thirteen (in the case of Team Liquid), and all these scenes have a life and entity of their own. This means that within the industry orgs can take on multiple roles, which is dissimilar to most sports clubs, but somewhat comparable to the likes of Barcelona running teams across football, basketball, handball and others.A single company can literally take the reins on running an entire tournament – from organisation, to funding through sponsorships, to content creation based on streams, and to distribution and advertisement. A good example of this is Faceit, an independent platform for professional competitions which is behind the annual Esports Championship Series in Counter-Strike: Global Offensive and the forthcoming CS:GO Major; the UK’s first this September. The level of control provided by this means of running a tournament can make it a tad hard to get a full understand of everything that goes on, but this panel will help massively.Esports itself wouldn’t exist without the games and their creators, which means developers and publishers are at the very beginning (and head of) the ecosystem. Further to that, some companies choose to host their own competitions too – look at Riot Games’ League of Legends Championship Series, by way of example.As mentioned one of the six panels that will be hosted throughout the forum is Understanding the esports ecosystem: Who’s watching, what’s it really worth and why traditional sports should care. Speakers at the panel are the following: Mark Cox – UK Head of Publishing – Riot GamesMichael ‘ODEE’ O’Dell – General Manager – Team DignitasJames Dean – MD – ESL UKViktor Romaniuk Wanli – CEO – KinguinThe panel will be moderated by Ian Smith, Commissioner at ESIC.So, where does the money in esports come from? Well, when you compare it to traditional sports team is gets really interesting. For starters, sport teams typically have stadiums in which they sell tickets to games, use them to merchandise, run events and more whereas esports teams can literally be made up of players from around the world with no HQ or base as such. This makes for a more efficient operation in terms of finances. Perhaps more significantly, a lot of sports teams are beneficiaries of far more established broadcasting and media rights packages too (which in turn leads to easier negotiation with sponsors), and whilst this is certainly beginning to emerge, esports still lags very much behind here. Another panel on the day will explore this in depth, and you can read about that here. A lot of the esports economy is made up of sponsorship, especially given the lack of broadcasting rights. More and more household brands are making moves into esports: Intel, Coca Cola, Red Bull, Audi, Pringles, and KFC all have dipped their toes into the industry to date. Traditional sports clubs should be looking at what esports organisations are doing, simply because they’re capturing the attention of a younger audience. This, in turn, means less and less eyes are on sports – which also means its losing money or this is a risk for the future. This isn’t to say the younger generation are ignoring sports in lieu of esports in some form, but that the latter is a new alternative and a new way for them to be entertained.  This, in turn, explains why organisations such as La Liga, the Bundesliga, the NHL, Formula 1 and plenty more sports organisations, are entering the esports scene. The Overwatch League is a perfect example – multiple owners and seniors of American sports teams have invested in a newly-established gaming league and created their own franchise or invested in an existing one. It has been widely reported that it could cost up to $20 million just for a single gaming franchise, in the case of the Overwatch League. Find out more and secure tickets here.Reach out to info@esportsinsider.com with any questions. Sponsors and Partners of the ESI Super Forum include Abios, RewardMob, Squire Patton Boggs, Qwatti eSports Agency, AliQuantum Gaming, Sportradar, ESL UK, noblechairs and SpecialEffectlast_img read more

first_img“I like the way people say things and they back them up,” Roberts said.“You look at some of the best left-handed relievers in the game and I think his numbers – average against, slug against left-handed hitters – is as good as anyone in baseball. He’s a guy who told me in spring training he wanted to be the best left-handed reliever in the game. So I challenged him to be that and he’s holding up his end of the deal.”Among left-handed relievers with at least 20 innings pitched this season, only Baltimore closer Zach Britton has a lower ERA (0.65) than Liberatore whose 1.35 ERA is freshly inflated by the first runs he has allowed in over two months. Liberatore paid for his sins Sunday in St. Louis – an infield single and back-to-back walks – with the end of his franchise-record streak of 28 consecutive scoreless appearances.His WHIP (0.96) ranks sixth in the majors among lefty relievers and his average against (.174) is fifth (slightly better than Aroldis Chapman).“He has an attacking mentality. He’s coming after guys 0-0,” Dodgers catcher A.J. Ellis said of Liberatore’s success. “Once he has the count in his favor, his desire to throw in to righties and lefties — he doesn’t allow guys to get comfortable on him.”As the season went on, Liberatore has evolved from LOOGY (Lefty One-Out GuY) to getting key outs against lefties and righties in a setup role. In fact, he has faced just 13 more lefties than righties and has struck righties out at a higher rate (25 of 50 at-bats).“Truth of the matter – he was dominant when he first came,” Dodgers pitching coach Rick Honeycutt said of Liberatore who bounced between the majors and Triple-A three times last season. “Then he had a hip flexor thing and didn’t tell anybody. And all of a sudden his stride was off. Then it finally came out.“The thing about this year is he’s got such a bulldog mentality about him. He’s a frigging bowling ball out there, coming right at you. It’s just been awesome again. Sometimes I get questions from up top about his velocity and whatnot. The guy’s just attacking. … They wanted to put their finger on the exact thing. I was just – whatever. Don’t mess with success. Right now, don’t worry about it.”Liberatore laughs at the idea that some spin-rate wizardry is at the heart of his success – “No, I don’t have anything like that. My ball’s not doing anything weird.” And in fact, his fastball velocity is slightly down this season (averaging 91.7 mph) and he is relying much more on his slider and changeup.And that big head of his.“Yeah, I think there might be some deception. I’ve had some guys tell me they don’t see the ball real well,” he said. “I’ve got a big head so I try to hide the ball behind my big head. Makes it harder for them to pick up.”There is no hiding Liberatore’s importance to a Dodgers’ bullpen that has the lowest ERA (2.98, tied with the Nationals) and batting average against (.198) while carrying a heavy workload.“Libs ­­— just his value has increased exponentially,” Roberts said. “Getting lefties out, righties out, pitching in big spots. Every season there’s guys you don’t really know what you’re going to get as far as leaning on. But as this season has evolved, Libs is one of those key guys.”How Adam Liberatore compares to top lefty relievers this season: IP K ERA WHIP BAAAdam Liberatore, LAD 33 1/3 39 1.35 0.96 .174Zach Britton, Balt 41 2/3 48 0.65 0.79 .153Andrew Miller, NYY 43 1/3 74 1.45 0.76 .170Aroldis Chapman, NYY-Chic 31 1/3 44 2.01 0.89 .179Jerry Blevins, NYM 26 1/3 28 2.05 0.99 .179Boone Logan, Colo 27 2/3 32 2.60 0.90 .158Jake Diekman, Tex 35 38 2.57 0.94 .164** Stats through Sunday (minimum 20 IP) “He was bummed out. He was pissed,” Roberts said.Liberatore had no doubt the Dodgers were making a mistake if they didn’t think he belonged in the big leagues. It took some prodding by Roberts. But Liberatore let the manager know.“It was when they sent me down. Dave kind of asked me what I had on it. I didn’t have too much to say,” Liberatore said. “He asked me a few times and kind of made me respond. I told him I was one of the best lefties in baseball and thought I should be in the big leagues. And he said, ‘Go do it.’“I felt like that before I ever pitched in the big leagues. That’s me.”Liberatore started the season in Triple-A for the fifth consecutive year but was only there for two weeks. He got the call to the big leagues when Chris Hatcher went on paternity leave and set out to do just what Roberts challenged him to do. At 6-foot-3, 240 pounds with a large – he’ll tell you so – shaved head, dark beard and the ability to glower like an extra from “Sons of Anarchy,” Adam Liberatore is not the kind of guy to whom you want to deliver bad news.“Maybe a little,” Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said with a laugh when asked if he was scared to tell Liberatore he would not be making the Dodgers’ season-opening roster this spring.Liberatore did not take it well.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more