‘Family Fun Night’ coming to the Southeastern Indiana YMCA

first_imgBatesville, In. — The Southeastern Indiana YMCA will hold a “Family Fun Night” Friday, June 8 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Families are welcome to enjoy a bounce house, obstacle course, volleyball and much more. There will also be hot dogs, hamburgers and refreshments.For more information please call 812-934-6006.last_img

Lady Bulldog Golfers Ripley County Champs

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs won the Ripley County tournament last night with a score of 209. Milan second 248. Jac-Cen-Del. 270. South Ripley did not field a team.All tournament team.1st. Meredith McCreary Batesville2nd Kelly Gole Batesville3rd Sarah Ronnebaum. Batesville4th. Lindsay Tuttle. Milan5th. Tori Harpring and Chloe Murphy Batesville .Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Tom Meyer.last_img

Lille turn down offers for Renato Sanches

first_imgLille have turned down offers of €70 million (£64m/$82m) for former Bayern Munich midfielder Renato Sanches, the Ligue 1 club’s president has claimed. The Portugal midfielder, previously of Benfica and Swansea, has found his feet once again in France after a disappointing end to his Bundesliga career. Still only 22, he has plenty of potential to fulfil, and Lille chief Gerard Lopez says there has been significant interest. With star forward Jonathan Ikone reportedly targeted by Borussia Dortmund as a replacement for Jadon Sancho and defender Gabriel Magalhaes linked with clubs in the Premier League and beyond, there has been plenty of interest in the side which finished fourth in the curtailed French top-flight season. However, according to Lopez, Lille have no desire to part with their star players as they look to build for the future. “We have received offers totalling more than €200m (£182m/$235m), which we will not accept,” Lopez told l’Equipe. “The real question for us is the competitiveness and balance of the team.Advertisement Loading… Promoted ContentA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This DayCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Best Cars Of All TimeThese TV Characters Proved That Any 2 People Can Bury The Hatchet7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better2020 Tattoo Trends: Here’s What You’ll See This Year14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now6 Extreme Facts About Hurricanes6 Unforgettable Shows From The 90s That Need To Make A Comeback5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Universities In The World With The Highest Market ValueWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?center_img “For example, we have had offers over €70m for Renato Sanches. He won’t go. Our sporting project takes precedence. “We want to continue developing. How many clubs in Ligue 1 would refuse more than €70m for a player, other than PSG?” read also:Pogba drops big Man Utd stay hint After bursting onto the scene with Benfica in 2015-16, Sanches announced himself to the world as one of the star performers of Euro 2016. His performances as Portugal lifted the title raised excitement levels with Bayern having already agreed to sign him, but he left after three underwhelming seasons – including that disastrous loan spell at Swansea. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

‘Strong’ de Gea under no extra pressure from Manchester United, says Solskjaer

first_img(REUTERS) – Manchester United goalkeeper David de Gea is mentally strong enough to overcome his errors in their FA Cup semi-final defeat by Chelsea and the club will not put additional pressure on the Spaniard, manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer said yesterday.de Gea, 29, was at fault for Olivier Giroud’s opener in the first half on Sunday and allowed Mason Mount’s shot to squirm through him and into the net after the restart as United lost 3-1 to crash out of the competition.The mistakes have prompted calls for de Gea to be dropped.But Solskjaer said United, who are chasing a top four Premier League finish to seal European qualification, had to focus on Wednesday’s clash against West Ham United.“This isn’t going to become a de Gea press conference; we’re just going to stick together. David is mentally strong enough to know his job is to perform in training and be ready for games,” Solskjaer told reporters. “We’ve had setbacks as a club, we’ve lost big games before and turned it round and put a big performance on. That is what we have to do now..We’re not going to talk about individuals because no one here will feel we put more pressure on them.”United, who are fifth in the table with 62 points, can go three points ahead of fourth-placed Leicester City before the two teams meet in the final game of the season on Sunday.But Solskjaer expects a tough test against West Ham under former United boss David Moyes, with the London club looking to win three games in a row. “David’s a fantastic manager and I know it’s going to be a difficult game, they’ve had some fantastic wins against Norwich, Watford, Chelsea and they’ve secured their place, he’s doing a fantastic job,” Solskjaer added.“If we can get through unbeaten that’s the Champions League next year, all eyes are on West Ham, we know their threats.”last_img read more

Bielema plans Senior Day, season finale against Penn State

first_imgSenior safety and co-captain Aaron Henry is one Badger who will play his last game at Camp Randall Stadium Saturday.[/media-credit]Down by two scores in a game they absolutely had to have Saturday afternoon, the University of Wisconsin Badgers turned to running back Montee Ball, arguably their most consistent player throughout the season.At Illinois, Wisconsin trailed 14-0 in the second quarter before a 1-yard Ball rush up the middle brought the Badgers to within seven points. With 21 unanswered points in the second half, Wisconsin overcame a 17-7 halftime deficit en route to a 28-17 win over Illinois.After rushing 12 times in the first half, Ball received 24 carries in the second half. For the game, the junior running back rushed 38 times for 224 yards and two touchdowns. He also caught two passes, including a five-yard touchdown grab in the third quarter.Ball’s effort was critical, as Wisconsin’s defense initially seemed incapable of stopping an Illinois attack spearheaded by two alternating quarterbacks, normal sophomore starter Nathan Scheelhaase and freshman Reilly O’Toole. At halftime, the duo combined for a completion 17 of 19 passes for 113 yards. The Badgers, needing the win in order to maintain hopes of a berth in the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game, turned around their defensive effort in the second half, forcing four turnovers and stifling any momentum the Illini offense might have mustered.“In the first half, there were three things that we basically weren’t doing,” head coach Bret Bielema said in his weekly Monday press conference. “We weren’t setting the edge of our defense; they got around the edge in a variety of different formations … we weren’t tackling very well, which was creating some yards after contact that were big in the first half and then just penalties.”Penn State bringing distraction-laden team to MadisonSince the university was embroiled in the child molestation scandal that developed after allegations against former defensive coordinator Jerry Sandusky, Penn State has split its last two games. After an inspired effort at home in Happy Valley fell short against Nebraska, the Nittany Lions recovered on the road against the Ohio State Buckeyes Saturday with a 20-14 victory.Prior to the Nov. 12 Nebraska game, the two teams met at midfield for a prayer intended to portray a sense of unity in the wake of the scandal. Though a similar meeting took place in Ohio Stadium the next week, Bielema said he was unsure of what would happen Saturday prior to kickoff at Camp Randall Stadium. He did say UW’s administration is meeting on the issue and was planning on including talks with PSU officials in their decision. Saturday’s winner will clinch the Big Ten Leaders Division title and face Michigan State in Indianapolis Dec. 3 for the conference’s championship game.“Obviously from our standpoint, you’ve got to be oblivious to not understand what’s going on there,” Bielema said. “You feel for everybody involved. I just want to make sure that we do the right thing but also understand this is a very big stage and an opportunity to know that a lot of things will be looked at.”Bielema hoping for special send-off for seniorsAs the last home game of the season, Saturday’s contest will also serve as the Badgers’ Senior Day. UW’s starting lineup, including special teams, features 16 seniors – six on offense, five on defense and five on special teams – that will be playing their last game in Camp Randall Stadium. Bielema announced Monday that the Badgers’ guest captain for the game will be Al Toon, a former UW wide receiver and father of current senior wide receiver Nick Toon.But despite any possible distractions anticipated in the pre-game ceremony, Bielema said no other changes have been planned.“When I first came here, I saw this senior day transpire in front of me for two straight years and honest to goodness, that entire summer and leading up to senior day, I almost flipped,” Bielema said.“If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. You’ll have an emotional coach. One of the things I flipped on three years before, I shake their hands before – I kind of just stood on the sidelines. These kids, I’ve been in their homes, we’ve been through good and bad. It’s a tough day. It’s a day you don’t want to let go.”Bielema did wax poetic about one senior in particular, however, when he was asked about safety Aaron Henry. As one of UW’s most vocal players, Henry was voted a co-captain by his teammates in training camp, and after Bielema switched him from cornerback to safety two years ago, their relationship endured a brief rocky period. Since then, Henry has turned into one of the Big Ten’s top safeties, though, and their connection has blossomed.“Aaron and I, you can ask him, we’ve had our disagreements,” Bielema said. “I’m honest and open with him, and on the same account, there’s not a kid that means more to me in the program than him. He’s special.”last_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Badgers win in hard-fought Border Battle matchup with Minnesota

first_imgThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (19-10, 12-6 Big Ten) followed up their impressive win on the road at Michigan earlier in the week with yet another gritty home win in a redemption game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers (13-15, 7-11).The game was a dogfight throughout, as it included 17 lead changes and eight ties — leaving the Badger faithful on the edge of their seats from the opening tip.Men’s Basketball: Badgers among best teams in Big Ten when playing at Kohl CenterThe University of Wisconsin men’s basketball team (17-10, 10-6 Big Ten) has been mediocre at best on the road this Read…Daniel Oturu made a big impact for the Gophers in the first half by converting on six of his 11 shots from the field for a total of 12 points. Oturu also collected six rebounds and had two massive blocks to keep the Gophers within three points of the Badgers at the break.In the second half, the Badgers maintained the lead up to the 9:21 mark before Minnesota tied the game, 49–49.The final few minutes were nothing but excitement at the Kohl Center. The Badgers found themselves down two points with just over a minute left in the game.After a scramble for the ball, Brevin Pritzl knocked down a clutch three-pointer off an assist from D’mitrik Trice to give the Badgers a 67–66 lead with just 56 seconds left to play.On the ensuing possession, Oturu knocked down a mid-range jumper over Nate Reuvers to retake the Gopher lead, 68–67.  Men’s Basketball: Multiple contributors fill void left by Kobe KingFollowing a frustrating Jan. 27 loss to Iowa on the road, the Badgers were slammed with more bad news just Read…Trice found Aleem Ford on the Badgers’ next possession, delivering a perfect pass to allow Ford to finish an emphatic two-handed slam dunk to regain the lead — which the Badgers would not give up for the rest of the game.Reuvers closed the game with a strong defensive stand, including a block on Oturu with 11 seconds left to play in the game. The Badgers would win by a score of 71–69, with Oturu missing an attempt from beyond half-court after the buzzer sounded.Brad Davison led the way for the Badgers with 20 points and five assists. Pritzl finished with 15 points.Oturu dominated for the Gophers, finishing with 26 points and 12 rebounds. Marcus Carr finished with 21 points and four of the Gophers’ six assists.Men’s Basketball: Badgers enter into tie for second in Big Ten following win over RutgersIt was another impressive start for the Badgers (17-10, 10-6 Big Ten) against Rutgers University (18-10, 9-8) at the Kohl Read…With the win, the Badgers improve to 12-6 in conference play and remain in a three-way tie for second place in the Big Ten. After Maryland’s defeat to Michigan State over the weekend, the Terrapins are now 13-5 in Big Ten play, holding just a one-game lead over Michigan State, Illinois and Wisconsin. Each team has two games remaining — making for an interesting final week of the regular season.The Badgers will remain in Madison for a Wednesday matchup at the Kohl Center, as they look to extend their winning streak to seven when they take on the Northwestern Wildcats in their final home game of the season.last_img read more

Michael Thomas garners praise from Lakers star LeBron James after record-breaking NFL feat

first_img The New Orleans Saints’ players have made a habit of breaking NFL records in the last couple of weeks. A week after Saints quarterback Drew Brees broke the NFL record for most touchdown passes in NFL history, Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas broke the single-season record for most receptions in the NFL. Among the many players congratulating Michael Thomas on his record-breaking feat, few would have expected a 15-time NBA All-Star to be in the mix.Also Read | Drew Brees Surpasses Peyton Manning, Sets All-time NFL Record In Saints’ Win Over Colts FOLLOW US Written By Last Updated: 23rd December, 2019 15:53 IST Michael Thomas Garners Praise From Lakers Star LeBron James After Record-breaking NFL Feat Lakers star LeBron James offered congratulations to Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas after he broke the single-season record for most receptions in NFL. Colin DCunha However, LeBron James wasn’t the only NBA star congratulating Michael Thomas on the day. Houston Rockets’ superstar James Harden also hopped on the Michael Thomas bandwagon, tweeting a shoutout to the Saints wide receiver on making NFL history. Michael Thomas is currently on 145 catches after the Saints’ 38-28 win over Tennessee Titans. With the Saints facing the Carolina Panthers in their last game of the regular season, NFL could very well see Michael Thomas get to 150 catches this season. Also Read | NFL Pro Bowl 2020 Rosters: Baltimore Ravens Tie Pro Bowl Record, Lamar Jackson Leads Lakers star LeBron James congratulates Michael Thomas after record-breaking featNew Orleans Saints wide receiver Michael Thomas made NFL history in striking fashion. Michael Thomas’ electrifying run that notched up his 144th catch did not go unnoticed by LeBron James. The Lakers star tweeted to offer congratulations to Michael Thomas for reaching the feat with an ‘incredible route’.Also Read | Antonio Brown Throws Shade At Tom Brady With A WILD Proclamation On Twitter Also Read | Jets Sign Former Ravens Running Back Kenneth Dixon After Mounting Injuries SUBSCRIBE TO UScenter_img LIVE TV First Published: 23rd December, 2019 15:53 IST WATCH US LIVE ⚜️144 ⚜️@CantGuardMike’s record-breaking catch #Saints pic.twitter.com/lZpKfNxmhr— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) December 22, 2019 Congrats @Cantguardmike!!!! Single season reception record. Breaking the record on an incredible route he ran! Nasty! You literally can’t guard him! Fitting for his twitter handle. 🤣🤣🤣. 🙏🏾💪🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) December 22, 2019 S/O @Cantguardmike for breaking the all time record. Bro been puttin in crazy work and it shows!!! #NFLhistory LEGENDARY ! pic.twitter.com/4lXIdwxwiq— James Harden (@JHarden13) December 22, 2019 COMMENTlast_img read more

FCMB Reiterates Commitment to Sports Devt as COPA Lagos Ends

first_imgShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram According to Mr. Balogun, the Bank’s interventions in the area of sports are aimed at developing the minds, body and abilities of the populace, especially youths, to contribute significantly to the growth of the country’s tourism sector.“The COPA Lagos Beach Soccer Tournament provides a platform to bring our customers, Nigerians, soccer fans, families, local and international soccer beach players and other stakeholders together in an atmosphere of relaxation, excitement and bonding which are very important to healthy living and nation building. This tournament has become one of the most exciting events not just this festive season but during the year,’’ stressed the FCMB CEO.He added that, “Beach Soccer has become more popular in Nigeria. We believe that our sponsorship of the tournament in the last six years has helped to raise the profile of the game going by the large turnout of spectators and other dignitaries that have been watching the football matches and other lifestyle events associated with the competition. We will continue to remain a strong supporter of initiatives that will create opportunities and equip our Nigerian youths for a bright future.’’ Apart from the excitement which FCMB built around the football matches, the bank also treated guests and customers that attended the fiesta to a VIP treatment at its hospitality lounge.Among the dignitaries that registered their presence at the lounge were the Special Adviser on Sports to the Governor of Lagos state, Mr. Anthony Adeyinka; Chairman of the Lagos State Sports Commission, Mr. Deji Tinubu; Special Adviser on Education, Mr. Fela Bank-Olemoh; former Executive member of FIFA, Dr. Amos Adamu and President General of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Dr Rafiu Ladipo.FCMB also hosted former football stars like Victor Ikpeba, Mutiu Adepoju, Alloy Agu, Ifeanyi Udeze as well as top celebrities at the lounge.Guests and spectators were also provided with the opportunity to experience the unique banking services of FCMB as the sales team of the Bank was on ground to showcase its array of valued-Other highlights of this year’s COPA Lagos competition included celebrity match, fashion show and a concert with performances from top rated artistes.Commenting on this year’s competition, the President General of Nigeria Football Supporters Club, Ladipo, expressed excitement at the growing status of beach soccer in Nigeria and the support provided by corporate bodies like FCMB. According to him, “beach soccer has come to stay and I sincerely want to thank the organisers of this tournament. FCMB in particular has been a great pillar of support”. Former Super Eagles striker, Mutiu Adepoju, equally lauded the organisers and FCMB, “for organising a marvelous competition this year. Kudos to FCMB for being a lover of sports”.Also speaking, the Chief Executive Officer of Kinetic Sports, Mr. Samson Adamu, commended FCMB for its role in the promotion of sports development. According to him, ’”the action of the Bank demonstrates that it means well for the youths and sports, because beach soccer is an exciting game that has the capacity to effectively engage our youths to realise and fulfill their potentials. The involvement of FCMB and other sponsors in COPA Lagos has made the tournament more glamorous’’.Over the years, FCMB has supported sporting activities that have wide appeal across demographic and socio-economic classes in line with its value as a simple, First City Monument Bank (FCMB) Limited has restated its commitment to support initiatives geared towards youths, sports and overall national development.The assurance was given by the Group Managing Director/Chief Executive of the Bank, Mr. Ladi Balogun, at the closing ceremony of this year’s COPA Lagos Beach Soccer competition yesterday. The soccer fiesta, organised by Kinetic Sports Limited and sponsored by FCMB for the sixth consecutive year, was held at Eko Atlantic Beach, Victoria Island, Lagos.Switzerland emerged champion of this year’s competition after defeating Nigeria 8-3. The highly colourful and entertaining competition also featured Enyimba Football Club and Pepsi Academy.last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo announces name of unborn daughter.

first_imgOn Friday evening, Cristiano Ronaldo and girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez announced the name of their unborn daughter.Ronaldo took to a live stream on Instagram to make the announcement to his 113million followers. The Real Madrid star however deleted the video not long after. “The name of my daughter will be Alana Martina. I just wanted to share this with you. I think it is a beautiful name.” The Portuguese forward said. “I chose the first name and Gio the second.” Georgina Rodriguez mentioned that the baby is due in 25 days. Alana Martina will be the couple’s first child together. It was confirmed in July that Rodriguez was pregnant, after months of speculation. In 2010, Ronaldo had his first child, Cristiano Jr with a mystery woman and welcomed twins Eva Maria and Mateo via a surrogate mother in June.Relatedlast_img read more

LMB Mexico appoints Genius Sports as integrity lead

first_imgShare SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 Submit Share StumbleUpon Related Articles Kansspelautoriteit enters into MoU with Malta Gaming Authority August 28, 2020 Mexico’s top baseball league – Liga Mexicana de Beisbol (LMB) has moved to strengthen its all-around integrity capacities incorporating Genius Sports’ data systems and technology infrastructures.The partnership will see Genius Sports’ ‘Bet Monitoring System’ review in real-time all LMB related betting odds and markets.Confirming Genius Sports as Integrity lead, Javier Salinas, President of LMB stated that the Mexican baseball league and its stakeholders were committed to eradicating corruption across all levels of the sport.“For the LMB, it is of the utmost importance to take preventive measures against any action that may lead to the corruption of our games. It is important that our fans and commercial partners have absolute certainty of the ethics and values of our league. We offer a world-class sporting competition, we have a league with integrity and this agreement will put us at the level of the best sports leagues in the world in preventing match-fixing.” Salinas comments on the updateIn the update, Genius Sports confirms that it will also set up a series of consultations and workshops helping LMB and its athletes, umpires, officials and associates identify sports corruption and match-fixing events.Backing LMB directives, Ben Paterson, Integrity Operations Director of Genius Sports, said: “By combining 24/7 bet monitoring protection with educational workshops, the LMB will be able to both detect any potential irregularities and prevent future incidents of betting-related corruption. We look forward to working alongside them to safeguard the transparency of their competitions.” John Williamson to oversee UK Tote Group’s international growth August 28, 2020last_img read more