Area Basketball Scores (1-9)

first_imgArea Basketball ScoresThursday  (1-9)Boys ScoresRivertown Classic @ South DearbornLawrenceburg  54     South Dearborn  52Switzerland County  44     Rising Sun  39The Batesville Bulldog Freshman moved to 5-6 with a win over Connersville Thursday. Ben Harmeyer made the go-ahead layup with 3 seconds left in the game to secure a 22-20 victory over the Spartans. Nate Vankirk led the team with 10 points, while Bryson Bonelli added 6. The Bulldogs will play Greensburg away next Monday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Scott Henderson.Girls ScoresNorth Decatur  59     South Decatur  29Greenwood Christian  69     Hauser  44Shawe Memorial  29     Rock Creek Academy  11Shelby County TourneyTriton Central  79     Waldron  35Morristown  44     Southwestern Shelby  43   (OT)The JV Lady Bulldogs fell to a scrappy South Ripley team last night 38-33. The ladies jumped out to a quick start in the first half but we had trouble finding the bottom of the net in the 2nd. The Bulldogs played with great effort the entire game falling just short.  Scoring:  Sarah Ripperger 10, Emma Weiler and Calley Kaiser 7, Ava Hanson 4, Carley Pride 3, Gabby Elston 2.  The Bulldogs will be back in action next Friday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Clint Pride.last_img read more

Wilkinson upsets field to claim Reagan Rodrigues Memorial Road Race title

first_imgTEAM Evolution’s Akeem Wilkinson turned in an impressive ride on the roadways of West Demerara to upset a field of Guyana’s top cyclists and win the 15th edition of the Ricks&Sari/Reagan Rodrigues Cycling road race on Sunday last..The 46-mile race began at Schoonord, West Bank Demerara and proceeded to Bushy Park, East Bank Essequibo before returning to the starting point for the climax.The overall winners of the Ricks & Sari/Reagan Rodrigues Memorial Cycling road race pose with their trophies and prizes.Wilkinson followed a breakaway which included Curtis Dey, Warren Mc Kay, Paul DeNobrega, Jornel Yearwood, Jamaul John, Horace Burrowes and Alanzo Ambrose, but the youngster worked his way back into the peloton and managed to draw level with the pack at Vreed-en-Hoop on the return leg.Down the back stretch was where Wilkinson produced his best work and sprinted to the finish line ahead of the big guns, winning the race in a time of one hour 37 minutes 55.82 seconds. Dey took second place, while Borrowes placed third followed by Alonzo Ambrose, Lear Nunes and Jornel Yearwood in that order.Michael Anthony grabbed two primes with Warren McKay, Paul DeNobrega, Anthony, Briton John, Andre Green, Marlon Williams, Christopher Griffith winning one each. Ajay Gopilall won the junior category, while Jason Sampson placed second and Jonathan Ramschuit third. Burrowes won the veterans division ahead of Nunes and Mc Kay in that order.last_img read more

After hiatus, Alcoholics Anonymous returns to USC

first_img“Hi, I’m Paul and I’m an alcoholic.”“Hi Paul,” the attendees greeted in unison.At Wednesday night’s Alcoholics Anonymous meeting, six recovering addicts took turns sharing stories of their struggles to overcome alcoholism and drug addiction. The meeting — the second weekly meeting at USC after a hiatus of more than two years — began at 6 p.m. in University Religious Center room 205 with the reading of the AA preamble. Together, the members recited the Serenity Prayer.“God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”Paul S., a senior majoring in health sciences, attended his first AA meeting three years ago at USC. He explained that unlike other addicts, he had no legitimate reason to start drinking alcohol.Anonymous · Recovering alcoholics meet at the University Religious Center once per week to share their struggles in overcoming addiction. USC has not hosted regular meetings in more than two years. – Amaresh Sundaram Kuppuswamy | Daily Trojan“I come from this perfect Leave it to Beaver family and Beaver’s got a drinking problem,” he said. “My mom is the sweetest person — she makes Martha Stewart look like an amateur. There was nothing that made me start drinking.”During his childhood, Paul’s family often added wine to their drinks as a Croatian cultural tradition, he said. As he got older, Paul began to understand that the good feeling, which came with consuming those drinks, was because of the alcohol mixed in.“The last time my drinking was pure was when I was 9 years old,” he said. “After that, I was sneaking into the liquor cabinet.”Paul said he started drinking and smoking marijuana every day. He also took pills every day when he began working at a pharmacy.He reached his “bottom” — the low point in which he realized he needed help — when he was regularly injecting heroin to the frequency that his parents began noticing it. Yet he did not want to become sober, he said.“The only reason I got sober is because I started going to the AA meetings that [my rehabilitation center] told me to,” he said. “I’ve been sober almost five years now … I’m really grateful to be sober. I mean it.”Wednesday’s meeting was the second AA meeting USC has hosted this year. Several years ago, AA meetings existed on campus but the program disappeared until this semester.The USC Office of Religious Life recently revived the meetings, though the office is not involved in the program. The office solely provides a location for the meetings and the staff does not sit in on meetings or necessarily know the students who attend.Unlike most groups on campus, there is no one leader at the AA meetings. Each member is able to vocalize his stories equally, and as one member tells his story, the group is silent and listens.Also, because USC provides a location for meetings, students do not need to pay any fees to come, nor must they sign up to join. Meetings are open to both students and non-USC attendees. Donations are optional and recovering addicts are allowed to attend whenever they want, without inquiry. The program accepts donations so that members can provide coffee or food at some meetings. In other AA meetings around the world, groups collect donations in order to pay for minimal costs, such as toilet paper in the bathrooms or food; however, dues are never required at any AA meeting.Associate Dean of the Office of Religious Life Jim Burklo said that he expects many students to attend the meetings.“We’re going to have a lot of alcoholics. It’s true in any university,” he said. “AA is a very powerful, spiritually grounded program for maintaining sobriety. It’s not a magic pill … But it’s great for people trying to maintain sobriety.”Anthony B., 39, another AA member, said he was homeless at one point because he spent all his money on drugs.He said he initially challenged the AA’s principles and attempted to prove them wrong because he did not believe that they would be effective. He finally decided to try out AA, he said, because he preferred his AA peers’ lifestyles to his own.“It was hell where I was. I don’t ever want to go back there,” he said.A junior majoring in mathematics and economics who helped bring AA meetings back to USC, and who preferred to remain unnamed, said AA is based on a 12-step process that helps develop a relationship with a higher power. Members put their faith in a higher power to end their obsession of drugs and alcohol.The junior attends meetings all across Los Angeles and said each meeting usually ranges in attendance anywhere from three to 500 people. More than 3,000 registered meetings take place in Los Angeles per week, he said.“A meeting is a collection of people with the common goal of staying sober today, that meet together and share their experience, strength, and hope,” he said. “[AA] is very surrounded around a spiritual source to keep us sober.”AA meetings are held in URC 205 on Mondays from noon to1 p.m. and on Wednesdays from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.last_img read more

Dougherty: Rick Pitino can learn from Jim Boeheim after media day no-show

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 28, 2015 at 6:38 pm CHARLOTTE, N.C. — For Trey Lewis and Damion Lee, a day of interviews started at 9:02 a.m. and Lewis was asked about their head coach three minutes later.Lewis, a transfer to Louisville by way of Cleveland State, was the first player from any team to talk in the press conference room at Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Media Day. He was first asked about becoming a leader as a transfer. Then his 3-point shooting ability. Then, if to only acknowledge the elephant in the room, a reporter asked if Lewis felt “hung out to dry” by head coach Rick Pitino.Pitino was not at media day on Wednesday.Lewis and Lee were.Pitino is under fire for a sexual scandal.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLewis and Lee are not.Two transfers who joined the program months ago were in Charlotte to answer questions surrounding the program. The coach who’s run the program for 15 years hung behind.“We understand why he’s not here,” Lewis said. “He sent us because we are the leaders of this team.”On Friday, Louisville announced that Pitino, as advised by counsel, would not attend media day with the swirling allegations that former director of basketball operations Andre McGee hosted parties that connected players and recruits to escorts. A year ago, Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim was in the middle of an NCAA investigation that resulted in the well-documented sanctions at season’s end. The situations aren’t completely parallel, but it’s clear that Pitino can still learn from the coach who hired him as a 24-year-old assistant in 1976.Like Pitino, Boeheim was told he couldn’t speak about the impending investigation at last year’s media day. Unlike Pitino, Boeheim showed up last year and told reporters what he could and could not say. Most importantly, Boeheim didn’t leave Trevor Cooney and Rakeem Christmas to speak on behalf of his embattled program.“No I have not (had a conversation with Pitino), I will call him but I have not right now, but I will talk to him,” Boeheim said at media day. “I don’t give advice. I’ll just talk to him as a friend, that’s all. He knows, he’s smart, he knows what he has to do.”Cooney, who went through a similar experience to the Louisville players at last year’s media day, said he “wouldn’t wish it upon anybody.” Michael Gbinije, who joined Cooney this year, said he and Cooney definitely “feel for” Lewis and Lee because they’ve been there before. Gbinije’s advice to the Louisville players was to do their best to take the attention and turn it toward basketball and the coming season.That’s easier said than done, as Lewis and Lee faced a steady stream of Pitino- and scandal-related questions in an hour with reporters.“I didn’t really know what to expect,” said Lewis, who added that the players were advised not to speak on matters unrelated to basketball. “I knew I was going to be asked some tough questions, but I also believe that’s why (Pitino) put me and Damion here to talk about these things — because first of all, it doesn’t involve us.“I can’t really speak on it too much because I really don’t know anything about it. I came here to talk about basketball and have some fun and enjoy this experience. And so far, I have been.”Pitino’s absence from media seemed to have little effect on Lewis and Lee, but that doesn’t mean it was the right way to go about this. The two players continually echoed Louisville’s initial release, saying Pitino was advised by counsel to not attend and that they understood why he wasn’t there. Lewis, after implying that his and Lee’s presence was in some ways strategic, said that Pitino “would love to speak on things, he just can’t.”But there have probably been a lot of times Pitino was “advised” not to do something but did it anyway. Pitino’s a grown man capable of making his own decisions. His past tells us as much. He chose not to represent Louisville when his representation was most necessary, and left two players to talk about something that did not and should not concern them.“We don’t let any outside distractions get to us,” Lee said during his press conference.And while that may be true for Louisville’s players, it can’t be said for its absent coach.Jesse Dougherty is the Web Editor at The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at or @dougherty_jesse. Commentslast_img read more

Rugby World Cup: England beat Australia 40-16, reach the semifinals

first_img 10 months ago JapanVsScotland Rugby World Cup match continues, despite typhoon alert LIVE TV Ruchit Rastogi The English team earned a place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years as they beat Australia 40-16 on October 19. England outscored the Australian team by 4 tries to one in order to match up to their win against the same team in 2017. They have now beaten Australia a total of 7 times while being managed by Eddie Jones.A 14-3 lead in the first halfWinger, Jonny May, scored a total of 2 tries in 3 minutes right in the first half to help his team gain a 14-3 lead over their Australian counterparts. Although, they suffered a scare as their lead was cut down to a mere 1 point when Australian winger, Marika Koroibete, attempted a solo run from the half-line. England’s tighthead prop, Kyle Sinckler, was the one behind the match-defining contribution, as he immediately responded to Marika Koroibete’s run and then turned over the ball on England’s try line. Read: Roger Federer Takes Rugby Quiz, Picks Favourite To Win Rugby World CupFull-back, Anthony Watson, added the fourth try from a play that was intercepted and Fly-half, Owen Farrell’s conversion, awarded the English team with 20 points for the quarterfinal match. Third-time unluckyAustralia has failed to reach the Rugby World Cup semifinals for the third time in 9 World Cup’s they have been a part of and all three of their ousters from the tournament have come at the hands of England. Jonny May captained England has he capped his 50th international appearance and is now on 27 international tries. His 2 tries helped England cement an unbeatable lead that their Australian counterparts were never able to overcome.Read: Rugby World Cup 2019: Canada Players Garner Praise For Rescue EffortsA double for Jonny MayMay’s first try came in the 18th minute that was received by him at the end of a passing tactic from the right side to the left against a loose Australian defense. The skipper just had to collect a pass from flanker, Tom Curry and run down in the corner. His second try was a result of flanker, Henry Slade’s improvisation on the field, who had received a pass from openside flanker, David Pocock, on the quarter line and moved forward and as he realized that he was going to get tackled by Koroibete, he kicked the ball to his left so that Jonny had the chance to run down and find the left corner again.Read: Japan’s Kenki Fukuoka’s Brilliant Kick To Land Host Nation A TryRead: Rugby World Cup 2019: Canada Players Garner Praise For Rescue Efforts(With inputs from agencies) First Published: 19th October, 2019 18:29 IST 10 months ago UEFA: Bulgaria vs England racism charges set to be heard on October 28 Written By 10 months ago Rugby World Cup 2019: Canada players garner praise for rescue efforts WATCH US LIVEcenter_img WE RECOMMEND 10 months ago Roger Federer takes rugby quiz, picks favourite to win Rugby World Cup COMMENT Last Updated: 19th October, 2019 18:29 IST Rugby World Cup: England Beat Australia 40-16, Reach The Semifinals The English team earned a place in the Rugby World Cup semifinals for the first time in 12 years as they beat Australia 40-16 in the quarterfinals on October 19 FOLLOW US SUBSCRIBE TO US 10 months ago England appoints Warwickshire captain Jeetan Patel as spin consultantlast_img read more

Ahly and Zamalek set dates for upcoming African home clashes

first_imgAhly have informed Morocco’s Moghreb Tetouan that the second leg of the CAF Champions League round of 16 will be held on 2 May at PetroSport stadium in Cairo.The record holders of eight African trophies have received confirmation from the security authorities despite safety concerns.The first leg will be held on 19 April in Tetouan.Their arch-rivals, Zamalek, will also host Moroccan team FUS Rabat in the round of 16 of the continent’s secondary tournament, the CAF Cup, on 19 April.”Security disapproved hosting the game in Cairo,” Zamalek official Ismail Yusuf told Ahram Sports and “the game will be held at Suez stadium instead.”Egyptian football is highly influenced by the security situation after 20 Zamalek fans died in February when police used teargas to prevent them from attending a league game against ENPPI.last_img read more

March Madness 2019: 5 key quotes from Virginia, Texas Tech heading into championship game

first_imgThere will soon be a new program with a national championship.Virginia and Texas Tech will play in the title game at U.S. Bank Stadium on Monday in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Both schools are looking to win college basketball’s ultimate prize for the first time ever. March Madness 2019: Patrick Mahomes’ speech inspires Texas Tech to Final Four win The last time two first-time championship game teams faced off?Michigan State vs. Indiana State in 1979.— Sporting News (@sportingnews) April 7, 2019The Cavaliers advanced to the final game of the season with a dramatic victory over Auburn. They trailed by two with less than two seconds remaining and were on the brink of defeat. On their final possession, however, Virginia guard Kyle Guy was fouled while shooting a 3-pointer. He calmly sunk all three free throws to give his team the victory.6 points in 8 seconds 😱Kyle Guy capped off a fantastic finish for @UVAMensHoops in the first #FinalFour matchup!— NCAA March Madness (@marchmadness) April 7, 2019The referees also may have missed a traveling call on Virginia guard Ty Jerome with about four seconds remaining that would have given the ball back to Auburn. Related News Meanwhile, the Red Raiders took control early in the second half of their Final Four matchup and fought off a late Michigan State run to come away with a win.Texas Tech guard Matt Mooney carried his team offensively for much of the night. He finished with a game-high 22 points and connected on four of his eight 3-point attempts to lead the Red Raiders to the victory. Jarrett Culver chipped in 10 points but was just 3-of-12 shooting.Texas Tech coach Chris Beard and Virginia’s Tony Bennett, along with some of their players, met with the media Sunday ahead of their matchup. Here are five key quotes from their press conferences:Bennett on UVA’s loss to No. 16 UMBC last season“In a way, it’s a painful gift. It did draw us nearer to each other as a team. I think it helped us as coaches. I think it helped the players on the court and helped us in the other areas that rely on things that were significant. … I knew it was going to be a significant year in all of our lives. I knew that going into this year because of what was going to be coming at us because of that from a basketball standpoint. So, I just knew we needed each other.”Guy on his game-winning free throws”I think for me and probably every basketball player, everyone’s envisioned themselves winning a game on this stage. Like you said, I just try to get in my own zone and focus in. I knew that my teammates had confidence in me, and that gives me more confidence than I’ll ever be able to give myself.”Jerome on potentially winning the title“We’re mostly excited to go out there and compete. We’d love to cut down the nets. I would probably be speechless if we’re able to do it. I’m sure it would mean the world to me. It’s what every kid hopes for and what we work so hard for, but like coach said, the joy is in the competition.”center_img Tre Jones returns to Duke for sophomore season Beard on playing for the championship“Our goal has never been to make a tournament. It’s been to win the tournament. It’s easy to talk about, and really, really hard to do. But that’s where we started this whole thing, was just trying to have the expectations and the vision where we could be relative.”Culver on playing for Beard“He’s a tireless worker. He brings the best out of you, no matter if you’re a walk-on, the best player, coaching staff, GA, he brings the best out in you. He works hard, and he’s never satisfied. He wants to win. Winning is important, and that’s what it is for us.”last_img read more

Spahić is the player with most taken balls in Primera

first_imgAlthough he almost left FC Sevilla last summer, captain of BiH football team Emir Spahić is playing one of the best seasons in his career.Spahić is the number one by the number of taken balls in Primera with 231 successful intervention, while the second player is Diego Godin who only has 182, and third is Martin Demichelis with 175.Spahić missed only one match of the Primera, and has 6 yellow cardslast_img

NHL players critical of Avalanche-Canucks officials for handling of Matt Calvert injury

first_imgWhen Colorado Avalanche forward Matt Calvert went down after blocking a shot with his head on Saturday, his team didn’t just lose a player. They conceded a goal that made the game 4-3 and helped the Canucks push it to overtime, earning a point in the process.Calvert, 29, was hit in the head by an Elias Pettersson shot from near point-blank range with two minutes and 50 seconds left in the third period on Saturday and appeared in obvious distress. Still, play went on — even after Pettersson raised his hand to indicate his opponent needed immediate help. This is honestly terrible— DNVR Avalanche (@DNVR_Avalanche) November 17, 2019The Canucks scored thirteen seconds later while Calvert remained down on the ice, struggling to get up. After the game, Colorado players were still fuming after the game that on-ice officials didn’t stop the game to allow medical staff to attend to their teammate.Erik Johnson on the Matt Calvert incident: “It’s a fucking joke. You want to protect a guy? Guy’s got a family at home, he’s laying there bleeding out of his head and you don’t blow the whistle? It’s a complete joke. An absolute joke. They should be ashamed of themselves.” #Avs— Ryan S. Clark (@ryan_s_clark) November 17, 2019Nathan MacKinnon, who scored the game-winning goal just 27 seconds into overtime, could be seen yelling at the referees after Calvert’s injury for not blowing the play dead. After the game, he said he “just can’t see” any other sport allowing play to continue while an athlete bleeds from his head. He said referees need to make a “judgment call” when players’ heads are concerned.”It’s not the Canucks’ fault. It’s not the refs’ fault. It’s just a league rule,” MacKinnon told reporters via Sportsnet. “The refs, they wanted to blow it. It’s just silly they can’t.”“The guy is lying there, bleeding out the side of his head,” MacKinnon continued. “And it’s Matt Calvert; he’s such a tough guy, he’s not looking for a whistle and faking it. If it’s a puck off the foot, let him lay there. A broken foot, it’s serious, but he’ll be fine. But a guy’s bleeding out of his ear? It’s pretty dangerous.”The NHL rulebook states that when a player is injured so badly that they cannot continue playing, officials will not stop play until the injured player’s team has recovered control of the puck. But given the nature of Calvert’s injury, even players who weren’t in the game — such as Columbus Blue Jackets defenseman Zach Werenski — chimed in on Twitter to say “this play has to stop.” Has to be blown down. This play has to stop— Zach Werenski (@ZachWerenski) November 17, 2019Werenski expanded on his comment Sunday morning and added that “[this situation] is a tough spot for the refs” based on the league’s rules.”It puts [referees] in a tough position and I’m sure they don’t want to see anyone hurt on the ice,” Werenski tweeted. “Have to make it more clear in situations like this.”Colorado has not yet released an update on Calvert’s status.last_img read more

Postponed El Clasico to be played on Dec 18: federation

first_imgLa Liga, who originally proposed the postponement, disagreed, claiming December 18 would clash with fixtures in the Copa del Rey and harm the economic interests of the clubs involved.– Common sense –“The decision to change the date of the most important La Liga match cannot be left to the decision of the two participating clubs,” La Liga said on Friday, adding that they have a responsibility to “maximise income” from television rights.La Liga initially suggested swapping the two Clasicos, with the first one being played at the Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, and then proposed the weekend of December 7, when Barcelona and Madrid already have fixtures.Their last proposal was Wednesday, December 4, which comes just after Barca play away at Atletico Madrid.Barcelona coach Ernesto Valverde said on Tuesday he hoped the two clubs would not be drawn into a political “war” between La Liga and the RFEF, who have clashed on various issues in recent years.“I would like common sense to prevail,” Valverde said “I would like there to be a date settled and for the internal wars between La Liga and the RFEF not to involve us.”Barcelona, who visit Slavia Prague in the Champions League on Wednesday, moved top of La Liga last weekend, one point ahead of Real Madrid.Share on: WhatsApp FILE PHOTO: El ClasicoMadrid, Spain | AFP | The rearranged El Clasico between Barcelona and Real Madrid will be played on December 18 despite opposition from La Liga, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) confirmed on Tuesday.Spain’s most prestigious fixture, which was due to take place at Camp Nou on Saturday, was postponed last week because of violent pro-independence protests in Catalonia.La Liga had proposed December 4 or 7 and may decide to appeal.“The decision of the Competition Committee has taken place after analysing in recent days the proposals of both clubs, who were invited to agree a date and decided on December 18,” an RFEF statement read.“It has also analysed a report from the RFEF Competitions Area as well as numerous reports submitted by La Liga, which are not binding.“At today’s meeting, the Committee also analysed the latest reports from both clubs, who maintain their initial proposal to play the match on 18 December.”It means Barcelona, who insisted the original match should have gone ahead this weekend, will face a testing few weeks before Christmas.In December, they are already scheduled to play away at Atletico Madrid, Inter Milan in the Champions League and Real Sociedad, who sit fourth in La Liga.Real Madrid will play away at Club Brugge in the Champions League and then Valencia, just before travelling to Barca.But both clubs swiftly settled on Wednesday, December 18 last week, hours after being instructed to agree a new date by the RFEF.last_img read more