EIAC Championships at Greensburg. Saturday (1-7)BHS results. Emily Gutzwiller All- EIAC 500 freestyle Champion. 200 Freestyle relay (G) (Daulton, Storms, M Poltrack, Gutzwiller) EIAC Runner up. 200 Freestyle relay (B) (E Main, Choi, Rogers, Johnson) EIAC Runner up.Girls Team Results. East Central 85, Greensburg 77, Batesville 69, Connersville 66, South Dearborn 21, Lawrenceburg 4, Rushville 2.The Lady Bulldogs are Batesville is 22-4 on the season (8-2 EIAC), 14-2 non-conference).Boys Team Results. East Central 129, Connesville 75, Greeneburg 43, South Dearborn 40, Batesville 19, Lawrenceburg 14, Rushville 7.Batesville is 6-15-1 on the season (3-6 EIAC, 3-9-1 non-conference).Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach T. J. Greene.
The 34-year-old collected his sixth Premier League winners’ medal on Sunday and marked the occasion by slamming home the decisive goal in the 2-1 win over Swansea. With his contract about to expire, there have been suggestions Ferdinand may take up a lucrative offer from abroad. Outgoing United manager Sir Alex Ferguson has insisted that will not happen, and Ferdinand has said as much now too. Ferdinand told MUTV. “The manager has left the club in great health and we are looking forward. We have a great number of good young players who are eager to win things and be successful and work hard. That is what the manager has instilled in these players. The work ethic has to continue if we are going to be successful. I would like to be part of that.” Rio Ferdinand has dropped the clearest hint yet he intends to sign another contract at Manchester United. With Ferguson standing down in the summer, senior figures in the United dressing room are going to be pivotal in ensuring the transition into the David Moyes era is a smooth one. Now that Paul Scholes has also retired no-one has more experience than Ferdinand, with the exception of Ryan Giggs who has also signed a one-year deal.. Ferdinand has been on top form this season too, underlining why Roy Hodgson wanted him in his England squad for the recent World Cup qualifiers against San Marino and Montenegro. It remains to be seen whether Ferdinand will receive a call on Thursday, when Hodgson is due to announce his squad for the friendlies against the Republic of Ireland and Brazil. If Ferdinand is selected, he will link up with the status of a player who has won as many championships as Kenny Dalglish. Not bad for someone who claims he would have been happy with just one when he arrived at United from Leeds in 2002. “I dreamt of getting one when I turned up here,” he said. “I remember looking at Ryan and the others when I arrived. At that stage they had five, six and seven. I just wanted one. I thought I would be happy with that. But once you get it, you want another. You continue striving to succeed, to achieve things and win trophies. To get six is unbelievable. But that is the main thing at this club, you want to be successful.” Unlike Giggs, and the other home-grown members of the United squad, Ferdinand does have the experience of working for a different club manager. Still, it is going to be a strange situation in the summer when the most familiar face at the entire club is no longer around. “There have been a couple of emotional moments,” said Ferdinand. “The manager’s announcement was like a bolt out of the blue. No-one was expecting it. It disappointed a lot of us but I understand the manager’s reasons.” Press Association
The 27-year-old Stoke midfielder has not represented his country since 2007, when he left the squad claiming that first one, and then his other, grandmother had died. Neither had. Successive managers – most notably Steve Staunton and Giovanni Trapattoni – have previously indicated an interest in welcoming Ireland back to the squad, but neither they nor O’Neill have succeeded to date. Ireland boss Martin O’Neill has warned Stephen Ireland he will not chase him forever as he contemplates a return to the international fold. The Ulsterman named a 29-man party for the end-of-season friendlies against Turkey, Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal on Tuesday which did not include the player, and later explained the background. O’Neill told the Irish Independent: “I had a meeting with a couple of the Stoke City players a few weeks ago, but deliberately didn’t want to speak to Stephen in that group. “I wanted to have that type of conversation with him on a one-on-one basis, so I called him to get something organised. There was no answer, which was fine because I’m not always immediately responsive myself to phone calls. “At the same time, we had the FAI (Football Association of Ireland) trying to make contact also. No answer came. Then his agent called (senior administrator) Mary (O’Brien) to say that Stephen would like to be considered, but would like a conversation with me some time in July. “Following on from what (Stoke boss) Mark Hughes had said in a newspaper interview, I thought it was very obvious then that Stephen didn’t want to be involved in these games – and look, if he’s not going to be available this summer, then that’s fine with me. “But what I’m saying is that if he wants to get involved with us down the line, then he needs to know that I’m not going to continue chasing. “If he phones me some time in July, of course I’ll speak to him then. But he has to make the call – not me. It really is as simple as that.” Press Association
AAG, GOA to deliberate on composition of Commonwealth Games Track and Field teamWITH the Commonwealth Games set for April 4-15 in the Gold Coast, Australia, the Athletics Association of Guyana (AAG) and the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) could ‘bump heads’ over the composition of the track and field team.The AAG recently submitted a 20-man shortlisted squad which features some of brightest youth prospects, with the likes of Daniel Williams, Chantoba Bright, Compton Caesar and the Hooper sisters (Natrena and Patricia) making the cut.However, the AAG was only given five places on the team, with president Aubrey Hudson telling Chronicle Sport in an exclusive interview that “this is going to be difficult, because the AAG will have to make a big decision: if we will look to invest in the future of track and field, or, look to the older athletes and try to medal now.”The only automatic selection is US-based triple-jump athlete Troy Doris, according to Hudson. Meanwhile, president of the GOA, KA Juman Yassin, told Chronicle Sport that the final selection of the Commonwealth Games team rests on the shoulders of the Olympic Association.“We will allow them (the AAG) to make their selection and then if we agree, then we move from there. We will have to agree with their selection, but it’s too early to make up the team,” said the GOA’s long-serving president.Some pundits believe that both the AAG and the GOA should explore the idea of giving the country’s top youths a chance to shine at the Commonwealth Games, especially the case for Williams and Caesar who could be competing for a spot on the team with George.The 30-year-old George has competed at two Olympic Games (2012 and 2016) as well as three world Championships (2013, 2015 and 2017) but never made it out of the qualifying rounds at those events (except the 2017 World Championship where he reached the semi-finals of the 200M).George also competed at the 2014 Commonwealth Games where he reached the semi-finals of the 200m and 400 metres. He runs a personal best of 45.16 seconds in the 400m, 10.24 seconds in the 100m and 20.41 seconds in the 200m; accomplishing the times this year (July) at the Leonora Track and Field Centre.Williams, the 17-year-old from Linden, at this year’s IAAF World U-18 Championships ran a personal best of 46.7 seconds in the 400m to win silver, and at the 2016 CARIFTA Games, he ran 21.56 seconds in the 200m.However, Williams is 13 years younger than George and has shaved almost two seconds off his 400m times in less than a year. Internationally, especially in South America, he has racked up a number of podium finishes in the 200m, 400m and high jump.Caesar is 19 years old and ran his personal best in the 200m (21.91 seconds) in 2015 and this year, he clocked 10.37 seconds in the 100m at Leonora.“The Council will have to make a tough call,” Hutson said, when asked about if they will give Williams and Caesar a shot ‘down under’, or if they will turn to Winston George who has not won a medal outside of the ALBA Games (2011) and the South American Senior Championships (2017).“We’re going to have to decide if we will go for medals or go for building the future of the sport. We might have to come up with some balancing act, because it’s important that we give our young athletes the exposure, because they’re been going out and giving us many medals,” said Hudson.“We’ve really gone past where we used to be years ago. But people will ask us; how do you justify Daniel Williams over Winston George? But for me, I’m thinking futuristically and that will have to be the key.“We will be taking into factor that we have to look at our youngsters, a lot of the senior athletes have been over their peak. George is still running 45 seconds, but the 400m has gone past that. You might be able to get a 43 seconds out of Daniel next year because he seems to be stepping up faster with higher competition according to his progression over the last year,” the AAG president explained.“If we are selecting a team for today, our best athlete is Winston George, but if we’re thinking about tomorrow, then we will have come up with something else, because we’ve sent George to many games and he’s not getting a chance to podium, but with Williams, we might not get a medal out of him now, but certainly will in the future,” Hudson pointed out.Yassin, when asked about giving a youth athletics team a try said, “Let’s see, I mean the young athletes have plenty more time, but it’s still too early to make that call, so I’ll wait on the AAG and see what they present, but the final decision rests with the GOA.”Next year’s Commonwealth Games will present the GOA and the AAG the perfect opportunity to redeem themselves after years of failing some of Guyana’s best with the lack of exposure when they were young.The eyes of Guyana will be paying keen attention of the team’s selection, since it could tell a story about the two entities’ readiness to properly embrace and mould the country’s future stars of track and field.
ANDREW King and Zane Maloney ran unbeaten in their groups as the Clash of Champions race meet ended yesterday at the South Dakota Circuit.King, the former Caribbean Champion, staved off challenges from Krisitian Jeffrey and Mark Maloney.King ran away with three first-place finishes in group four with Zane Maloney winning all three of the SR3 radicals.The reigning British F3 champion was untouchable, lapping almost the entire grid in the final SR3 event.Andrew King won all three of the group 4 races.On the supersport bikes, it was Dan Lindfoot who snagged the races, riding the team Mohamed’s bikes.(Details in tomorrow’s edition).
DEREK MONTGOMERY/Herald photoAs the spring semester comes to a close, many students have their minds set on one thing: summer. The Wisconsin swim team is no exception, swimming traditionally being a more popular summer sport.Just five weeks into their summer schedule, the Badgers have already seen a few notable changes in their training routine. The smooth-sailing 25-yard short-course pool has been converted to a rough 50-meter race. The conversion from yards to meters generates a perceptible difference on the body, as swimmers will increase their strokes from up to 14 laps to roughly 32 laps with the change.The team has also altered its focus from a team concept to a more individualistic approach. In the winter, the Badgers tend to concentrate on relays as well as a strong team performance with the divers. The summer gives the team an opportunity to focus on individual goals such as stroke technique, power work and endurance enhancement.Though the summer provides the Badgers with a chance to concentrate on their own levels of improvement, UW head coach Eric Hansen hopes to see his group keep a tight group focus after their success from the spring.In March, the women’s team finished its season with a solid ninth-place performance at the NCAA Championships, its highest national finish to date. The past season was a rebuilding year for the men’s team. Recently their hard work over the winter months has begun to show in workout, and Coach Hansen couldn’t be more satisfied.”In the past, the summer has been more of a single-minded focus,” says Hansen, “but our team is so tight right now that we have been clicking really well as a unit. We have more talent in the pool right now than we’ve ever had since I’ve been here. It’s been really fun to work with this group.”With the success continually growing, the Badgers will keep their main objective the same for this summer. The summer national championships in August have perennially been the target of the team’s training. This summer will be no different, as USA Swimming plans to pick several national teams on which each Badger who qualifies for the meet will have a chance to compete.”Our major focus is going to be improving on every aspect of what we do and go[ing] back and getting some basic training in,” Hansen said. “Hopefully, we will also put a bunch of people on a national team this summer.”But [the focus] is different for different people,” he continued. “We have a handful of people whose primary goal is to make it on a national team, and then we have another portion whose primary goal is to put in a solid base for next season and for future seasons to come.”This summer, the Badgers will compete in roughly three meets before their championship meet. Up first for the team is a three-day competition in Vancouver, Canada. The meet will allow the Badgers to have a sneak peek at some minor international competition while also giving them a chance to unwind from exams.Swimmers participating in the meet will also get first-hand experience with the Canadian lifestyle, as each swimmer will have the opportunity to stay with a Canadian host family.From Canada, the Badgers will get to compete with some of the younger swimmers from Wisconsin in an invitational in Eau Claire, Wis., where the Badgers will participate in autograph signings as well as relays with young Wisconsin swimmers.In mid-July, the team will travel to Los Angeles to compete in the Janet Evans Invitational. The invite will feature the cream of the crop of international competitors. JEI gives the Badgers the ultimate tune-up before their final summer championship.”Right now, we are working the hardest that we have worked all season,” Hansen said. “These guys train with each other so well, and they really care about one another. … I think we just are looking forward to improving.”A strong summer of improvement will not only help the Badgers for the following season, but it will also provide a strong catalyst for fall recruiting, as many future recruits will also be competing in the national championships.”We have had more and more interest in our program every year, and a lot of that is due to our success at nationals,” Hansen explained. “Our first huge summer meet was the 2004 Olympic Trials, and we’ve had success in the summer since then. In the past 12 months, we’ve had four national champions, and that does a lot [for] us.”
Alexis Peterson leads Syracuse in scoring in a prolific first season as starting point guard. Briana Day is averaging well over a double-double and has established herself as one of the Atlantic Coast Conference’s premiere post presences.Yet despite the star power that his two most-defined players have showcased, SU head coach Quentin Hillsman says that Cornelia Fondren is the team’s most valuable player.“She’s very versatile,” Hillsman said. “She plays the one through the four for us. She plays multiple positions and has multiple skills. She does what we need her to do and fits in every role.”Fondren doesn’t light up the stat sheet in any one area — she’s not leading the team in anything — but she’s proven herself to be good at everything. Two seasons removed from being SU’s starting point guard and just one from coming off the bench, the junior has established herself as a go-to threat at four different positions for the Orange.She’s fifth on the team in scoring, but second in rebounds, assists, steals and minutes played. Hillsman will look to use her many talents when No. 19 Syracuse (8-1) travels to Winter Park, Florida to face No. 9 Baylor (8-1) on Friday at 7 p.m. in the Florida Sunshine Classic.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“It’s hard to adjust…but you have to be versatile,” Fondren said. “You have to adjust. Whether you start out as a point guard, two-guard or three-guard, you have to adjust.”Fondren said she’s been a point guard nearly her entire career, but with last year’s leading scorer Brittney Sykes out, Fondren has had to fill in at small forward.And though the adjustment has been admittedly difficult, she’s not allowing her 5-foot-8 frame to hinder her ability to play positions meant for players of greater height and girth.On the first possession of SU’s 70-37 win at home over Canisius on Tuesday, Fondren helped steal a pass from Tiahana Mills and had a good look at an open layup. She missed but as the converging defenders were late to react, Fondren still calmly got her own rebound and put in the second chance. Six minutes later, she did the exact same thing.“Corn rebounds out of sheer will. She’s just a go-get it type of player,” Peterson said. “…You have someone like Corn that comes out every night, and she teaches you to play hard.”In addition to her 8.7 points per game, she’s also hauling in six rebounds per game, the majority of which have come on the offensive glass. She’s averaging 3.4 assists, 2.2 steals and even has four total blocks in a season where she’s flown largely under the radar.Against Baylor, Hillsman said he hopes to get Fondren slashing into the short corner or high post. He thinks if she can catch the ball on the move, the Bears defenders might have a hard time staying in front of her.But most importantly, he said, she just needs to continue what she’s been doing — which is a little bit of everything.Said Hillsman: “She’s very adaptable, she would adapt to any situation that we need her. And that says a lot about her about her as a team player and being invested into our program.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 19, 2014 at 4:34 pm Contact Sam: firstname.lastname@example.org | @SamBlum3
Croatia defender Josip Simunic will miss the World Cup after being banned for 10 official matches for leading a pro-Nazi chant with fans after his team qualified for next year’s finals in Brazil.Simunic took a microphone following Croatia’s playoff match against Iceland and shouted to supporters: “For the homeland!” The fans responded: “Ready!” The call was used by the Croatian pro-Nazi puppet regime that ruled the state during World War II.FIFA said Monday that the salute was “discriminatory and offended the dignity of a group of persons concerning … race, religion or origin.”Simunic has also been banned for entering the stadiums where Croatia will play those 10 games. He previously defended his action, saying he was driven by love for his country..
Entering Sunday’s contest, No. 3 on the schedule for both teams, Houston will be making a swift turnaround following what figures to be a high-energy game against the Lakers on Saturday night at Staples Center, with LeBron James debuting before his new home crowd for the first time.After closing out a comeback for their first victory Friday, the Clippers, meanwhile, took Saturday off and didn’t have a shootaround scheduled before Sunday’s game. Their plan, Coach Doc Rivers said, was purposefully uninteresting.“Just win,” Rivers said. “Figure it out. That’s what we are and that’s what we’ll be ready to do.” The Rockets also lost starting forward Trevor Ariza, who signed with the Phoenix Suns.Less those defensive stalwarts, the Rockets added big-time scorer Carmelo Anthony.Sign up for Home Turf and get exclusive stories every SoCal sports fan must read, sent daily. Subscribe here.Mbah a Moute isn’t the only current Clipper with history in Houston. Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Montrezl Harrell all were part of the June 2017 trade that sent superstar point guard Chris Paul from L.A. to Houston.Fans will recall that all that familiarity bred something other than compliments during one of the teams’ meetings last season. Houston’s visit to Staples Center in January got heated late, when there were several on-court exchanges and a pair of ejections, followed by postgame reports that members of the Rockets tried to enter the Clippers’ locker room through a back hallway.The Clippers won that game 113-102 but had problems stopping Houston the next time the Rockets visited and reeled off a 14th consecutive victory. Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates Related Articles For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Luc Mbah a Moute knows his team’s Sunday night game with the Houston Rockets could be pretty compelling.“It’s gonna be interesting,” said Mbah a Moute, who signed a one-year, $4.3 million contract with the Clippers in July, returning to the team after spending one special season with Houston, which came within a victory of reaching the NBA Finals.“It’s always, always (weird),” he said after helping disrupt the Oklahoma City Thunder’s Paul George down the stretch in Friday’s 108-92 victory at Staples Center. “Especially that team, we had a really good team and a chance to do something special, so it’s going to be weird, but I look forward to it.”Last season, Mbah a Moute, now 32, played a key role in helping the Rockets’ run to a franchise-record 65 victories. The always-hustling reserve forward had Houston’s highest defensive rating among its regular rotation players (101.2). He also averaged 7.5 points per game, his highest tally in three seasons.
Six Nations 2019: Ireland grinds down Scotland to win at Murrayfield Wales made it two wins in a row in the 2019 Six Nations thanks to Saturday’s hard-fought 26-15 victory over Italy at Stadio Olimpico in Rome.Having staged a remarkable second-half comeback in France last time out, Warren Gatland’s side was far from at its best again in Rome against a side whose opening loss at Scotland was a record 18th in succession in this competition. The boot of Dan Biggar earned the visitors a seemingly commanding 12-0 lead in the first half, but Braam Steyn’s score and Tommaso Allan’s penalty saw that advantage cut to two.It was Josh Adams who made a breakthrough 15 minutes into the second period, going over in the left corner at the end of a sweeping move and Owen Watkin made the game safe as Wales moved atop of the early standings despite Edoardo Padovani’s late consolation score. Related News – Wales has won 11 consecutive matches in all competitions, equaling its longest winning streak in Test history (W11, 1907-1910).- Italy has lost 19 games in a row in the Six Nations, extending the unwanted record it set with its loss to Scotland.- Italy has not won at Stadio Olimpico in Rome in the Six Nations since 2013 when it beat Ireland, losing all 13 tournament matches at the venue since.- After failing to score in his first 13 appearances for Italy, Edoardo Padovani has three tries in his last four matches for the Azzurri.- Dan Biggar has scored 53 points for Wales against Italy, the first side he has scored 50-plus points against.- This match saw Alun Wyn Jones make his 50th appearance in the Six Nations, the fourth player to reach that milestone for Wales in the Five/Six Nations (also Gethin Jenkins, Martyn Williams and Stephen Jones).- Leonardo Ghiraldini made his 50th appearance in the Six Nations in this match, one week after winning his 100th cap for Italy.WHAT’S NEXT?After back-to-back games on the road to start this year’s Six Nations, Wales returns home to face England on Feb. 23; Italy hosts defending Grand Slam champion Ireland a day later. Wales had trailed 16-0 in Paris last week, but it needed a little over a minute to forge ahead here as Biggar slotted a simple penalty and added three more before the half-hour as the Azzurri repeatedly transgressed.Italy belatedly got a foothold in the game and turned down a kickable penalty – a decision that was vindicated as it retained the ball from the line-out and worked it right for Steyn to barge over.Allan struck the post with a chance to reduce the deficit to two at the break, but he made no mistake from right in front shortly after the interval.But Wales finally found some attacking fluency, capitalizing on Aled Davies’ break and working it left through the hands of Jonathan Davies and Liam Williams for Adams to score.Jonathan Davies saw a try ruled out for a knock-on, but the game was effectively put to bed with 10 minutes to go as Watkin gathered Gareth Anscombe’s dink over the top to dot down, rendering Padovani’s fine late score academic.26-15A hard-earned win against the determined Italians means Wales make it two from two in the #GuinnessSixNations.Gêm galed yn erbyn yr Eidalwyr penderfynol, ond mae nawr gyda ni dwy fuddugoliaeth agoriadol yn y gystadleuaeth. #HWFN pic.twitter.com/tiWeeJRPHs— Welsh Rugby Union (@WelshRugbyUnion) February 9, 2019 WALES WINNING UGLYGatland, who made 10 changes from the France game, will perhaps not be too dissatisfied to see his side head back to Cardiff with two wins in the bag having played well below their usual level. One would imagine performances will have to improve against England, Scotland and Ireland.KEY OPTA FACTS Six Nations 2019: Iain Balshaw expects more misery for ‘complacent’ France