One killed in Franklin County motorcycle crash

first_imgFranklin County, Ind. — The Indiana State Police say a motorcyclist was killed in a Franklin County crash Sunday at 4:45 p.m.Reports indicate a motorcycle driven by Robert Tillison, 53, of Milroy was westbound on U.S. 52 near State Road 1 when he crossed the center line and struck a truck pulling a boat driven by Ethan Hill, 26, of Columbus.The impact threw Tillison from the bike. He was declared deceased at the scene. Hill was not injured.Alcohol and drugs are not suspected. The investigation is ongoing.last_img

Scientist slams decision to hold Liverpool match, Cheltenham Festival

first_img Loading… Liverpool’s Champions League game with Atletico Madrid and racing’s showpiece Cheltenham Festival “caused increased suffering and death” by going ahead in March, a leading scientist told the BBC on Tuesday. UEFA say they followed British Government advice in allowing the Liverpool v Atletico Madrid Champions League game to go ahead on March 11 Professor Tim Spector, who leads the United Kingdom’s largest Covid-19 tracking project, said rates of cases locally “increased several-fold” following the events.Advertisement Promoted Content10 Extremely Dirty Seas In The WorldTop 10 TV Friends Who Used To Be Enemies5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parks7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The UniverseThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s Hysterical7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksA Museum To Rihanna’s Glory Could Soon Be OpenedWho Earns More Than Ronaldo?Top 10 Most Romantic Nations In The WorldWorld-Ending Scenarios: This Is How The Apocalypse May Happen Cheltenham attracted over 250,000 spectators to southwest England on March 10-13 and Liverpool played the Spanish side at Anfield on March 11 in front of a 52,000 crowd. Figures seen by the BBC show in the last week of March, Liverpool and Cheltenham were among the areas with the highest number of suspected cases. The Cheltenham Festival and Liverpool’s Champions League Game going ahead was a mistake, a leading scientist has saidThe figure from the Covid-19 Symptom Study show an estimated five to six percent of the population, aged 20 to 69, having symptoms in those two regions.The British government had advised that people should feel free to attend such events despite governments of other countries cancelling events at that time.Prime Minister Boris Johnson attended England’s Six Nations home game with Wales along with his then pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds on March 7.Britain’s Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said at the time there was “no reason for people not to attend such events or to cancel them at this stage”.Professor Spector, though, says having seen the subsequent statistics this advice was wrong.“I think sporting events should have been shut down at least a week earlier because they’ll have caused increased suffering and death that wouldn’t otherwise have occurred,” he said.– ‘No request’ –The government replied that the blame could not be laid solely at the door of the sporting events.Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his then pregnant girlfriend Carrie Symonds attended a Six Nations match between England and Wales on March 7“There are many factors that could influence the number of cases in a particular area, including population density, age, general health, and the position of an area on the pandemic curve,” it said in a statement.However, Edge Health, a firm which analyses data for Britain’s National Health Service, has estimated the Champions League match was “linked to 41 additional deaths” at nearby hospitals between 25 and 35 days later, compared with similar hospital trusts that were used as a control.Imperial College London and Oxford University have estimated Spain had around 640,000 positive coronavirus cases at the time of the match compared to 100,000 in Britain at that stage.About 3,000 Spanish spectators were present when Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool lost to Atletico in the second-leg last 16 tie.The match was the last major football fixture played in England before the coronavirus lockdown.Liverpool could not call the match off unilaterally or have it played behind closed doors – that decision would have been up to European football’s governing body UEFA.In response to the claim that the match had caused additional deaths, UEFA said: “Any decision taken by UEFA which led to matches being postponed or played behind closed doors was taken in close collaboration with, and based on decisions made by, the relevant national authorities in the respective host countries.Read Also: Police remove goalposts during illegal football match“UEFA did not receive any advice or request from local authorities to play this match behind closed doors.”UEFA said the British government had “stood by its position on the game”.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

Pardew not expecting cash hand-out

first_img The sportswear magnate this week sold a four per cent stake in his Sports Direct company just weeks after bankrolling Pardew’s January spending spree, which netted Frenchmen Mathieu Debuchy, Mapou Yanga-Mbiwa, Massadio Haidara, Moussa Sissoko and Yoan Gouffran. However, despite reaping a swift return on the club’s investment, the manager insists the model on which the club has operated since his arrival remains very much in place, and said: “No, I don’t think any of that will be coming my way.” Press Association He went on: “The windfall is earned from the success of his companies and what we have to do is get our own success here on and off the pitch, and we are working well towards that to generate our own money. That’s the brief that we have got and that’s what we will have to do.” Andy Carroll’s £35million sale to Liverpool in January 2011 gave the Magpies a sizeable kitty and they have invested wisely since to bring the likes of Yohan Cabaye, Papiss Cisse and, for a whirlwind 18 months, Demba Ba to St James’ Park. However, they freely admit they got it wrong last summer when, after finishing in fifth place in the Barclays Premier League, they bought only one senior player, Dutch midfielder Vurnon Anita, and saw the gamble fail when injuries and suspensions exposed a lack of squad depth. Their January shopping mission went much of the way to addressing that situation and three victories in the last four league games and progression to the last 16 in the Europa League have helped to create a fresh optimism on Tyneside. But asked if he was now where he wanted to be, Pardew replied: “We have corrected some of the mistakes we made, and no more than that at this stage. “There is still a long, long way to go in this season for all the teams, still a lot to play for. “We have the Europa League as a real bonus for us. We have managed to play well in that competition all the way through it, even with all our injuries, so that’s something we can look forward to after Swansea.” center_img Newcastle boss Alan Pardew is not expecting a slice of Mike Ashley’s £100million windfall to assist him through another summer recruitment drive.last_img read more

White facing spell on sidelines

first_img The former Leinster front-rower had been expected to understudy Mike Ross across the autumn series, with Marty Moore already out for three months after shoulder surgery. Now head coach Schmidt and Ireland will be pinning hopes on Leinster’s experienced front-rower Ross recovering from groin trouble as expected to shore up Ireland’s scrum. Leinster’s 34-year-old scrum cornerstone Ross is expected to return to full training next week. With White the latest star to lengthen Ireland’s injury glut, his return gains even greater importance. The big-scrummaging Springboks would have looked to take on Ireland’s set-piece even if the Aviva Stadium hosts were at full strength up front next weekend. White’s absence, allied to Moore’s shoulder surgery, leaves Ireland short of experience at tighthead for the South Africa clash. Schmidt had admitted he promoted White into the squad for his potential debut on the strength of his lengthy top-level club career, expecting the 33-year-old to handle Test intensity better than several promising but young and raw prospects. Now the former Leinster coach must draw on Connacht’s versatile front-rower Rodney Ah You and Munster’s Stephen Archer as potential understudies to Ross. Former schoolteacher Schmidt should at least be able to call on Jack McGrath at loosehead prop as he aims to step up his return from injury, offsetting somewhat Cian Healy’s long-term absence. Ireland will still be shorn of at least 15 stars for the visit of Heyneke Meyer’s Springboks, however, before entertaining Georgia and then Australia across the three-Test Guinness series. Press Association The New Zealand-born tighthead faces surgery next week and could now be sidelined for as long as four months. The 33-year-old was lined up for his international debut against South Arica next weekend. His absence further drains Ireland’s already stretched front-row resources. center_img Connacht prop Nathan White will miss Ireland’s autumn Test series after rupturing a tendon in his upper arm in training with Joe Schmidt’s squad. last_img read more

Cricket News Praveen Kumar retirement finds no mention in BCCI official website

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Praveen Kumar, who played a key role in India’s victory over Australia in the 2008 CB tri-series in 2008, recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 32.Speaking to the Indian Express, the pace bowler from Meerut said, “My time is over and I have accepted it. I’m happy and thankful to god for giving me this chance.”Following the announcement, tributes for Kumar flowed in from team-mates and commentators. Rohit Sharma hailed his contributions along with Aakash Chopra, Manoj Tiwary and Sreevats Goswami. However, there was not even a mention of Kumar’s retirement on the official website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Also Read | ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa speeding towards Mexico coastA scan through the news section of the BCCI finds no mention or tribute to Kumar on their website. At the time of publishing the article, there was still no news of Praveen Kumar’s retirement.Sensation Down UnderPraveen Kumar started his India career in grand style by taking 10 wickets in three games in the CB tri-series in Australia. His haul of 4/46 in the second final in Brisbane helped India win a triangular series in Australia for the first time. In 68 games, Kumar picked up 77 wickets.In Tests, Kumar will be remembered for his haul of 5/106 against England in Lord’s 2011 that put him on the honour’s board.Read More | Is soy good or bad for you?Heartbreak and controversyPraveen Kumar missed the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign due to an elbow injury. It only got worse as he was forced to spend time on the sidelines due to dengue. Slowly, Kumar drifted out of contention and he was never picked in the Indian team.In 2013, during a corporate match in Uttar Pradesh, Kumar’s aggressive behaviour resulted in the match referee terming his mental condition ‘’unstable’’. last_img read more

Syracuse jumps out to sizable halftime lead, holds off Florida en route to signature win

first_imgAfter Syracuse fell to No. 3 Maryland Monday night, Orange head coach Gary Gait said that poor offensive execution had doomed his squad in a tight game.Five days later, the Orange offense responded in a big way.Freshman Taylor Poplawski broke out of a two-game scoring slump by netting four tallies, and sophomore attack Kayla Treanor scored her 100th career goal as the No. 2 Orange (7-1, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) blew past No. 4 Florida (8-2, 1-0 American Lacrosse) 17-12 in front of 802 fans at the Carrier Dome. Eight different players found the cage for SU, which posted its best scoring day since putting up 18 against Virginia on Feb. 23.Syracuse jumped on the Gators in the first half, surging to a seemingly-insurmountable 8-3 advantage at the break.“We scored some goals early and took advantage of the opportunities,” Gait said. “That was key to the game, to establish that lead.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe early minutes provided a continuation of Monday’s struggles, though. The Orange failed to convert on its first three shot attempts and fell behind when Mollie Stevens snuck a shot past Alyssa Costantino at the 23:30 mark.Devon Collins finally put SU on the board almost four minutes later when she zipped around the right side of the net for a wrap-around goal.Florida capitalized on numerous Syracuse turnovers to pull ahead by a score of 3-2, but then the Orange unleashed an offensive tidal wave.Poplawski tied the game with 14 minutes remaining in the frame. Off the ensuing draw, Treanor broke free in transition and gave Syracuse the lead. Alyssa Murray followed with a goal of her own, forcing Gators head coach Amanda O’Leary to use a timeout and regroup.It didn’t work. Murray and Treanor both scored again, and Poplawski provided the final dagger of the first period with an opportunistic rebound goal with 1:13 remaining.“Sometimes you get lucky at those ones,” Gait said. “That’s one thing Taylor Pop does. She gets around the ball and wants to score all the time.”A big reason for the early explosion was Syracuse’s success in the draw circle. Kailah Kempney and Kirkland Locey split the draws during the first frame.By the break, the Orange had won 8-of-12 duels. By the end of the game, SU nearly doubled up the Gators with a 20-11 advantage.“We worked on it all week,” Kempney said. “We haven’t done the greatest in draw controls the past couple games, so we’ve just been working hard on it as a team.”The Orange’s lead ballooned to eight by the midpoint of the second half, but the Gators didn’t go away easily. Florida’s leading scorer Shannon Gilroy, who entered the game with 40 goals this season, converted twice to highlight a five-goal spurt.But with the score at 15-12, SU didn’t falter any further. Collins and Katie Webster both added insurance goals in the final minutes to seal the win.The Orange offense was aided by a great performance from Costantino, who played an entire game for the first time in 2014 and finished with nine saves. She kept Gilroy in check for much of the afternoon, and SU held Florida to its lowest goal tally since a season opening 20-8 loss against North Carolina.“From preparing all week, we knew (Gilroy) was a really good dodger and she’s a great person up top,” Costantino said. “If she’s going, she’s going. She’s a great player, so really just paying attention to her at all times.”Syracuse was also perfect on 20 clear attempts. With all units contributing, the end result was a smile of relief from Kempney after the game and a declaration from SU’s senior goalkeeper.“A tough person is someone who gets knocked down and gets back up,” Costantino said. “So to get back up and beat a No. 4, really good Florida team, is a good win.” Comments Published on March 15, 2014 at 4:28 pm Contact Tyler: Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Forward Madison FC: Team opens regular season on road against Chattanooga

first_imgForward Madison FC, Madison’s first professional soccer club, will kick off their inaugural 2019 regular season this Saturday, April 6 against Chattanooga Red Wolves SC.There has been a lot of build-up to the start of the regular season for Forward Madison, as they have participated in five exhibition matches, compiling a 3-2 record. They won their last two exhibition matches by a combined score of 11–2 against UW-Parkside and Marquette during March.Forward Madison FC: UW alumnus looking forward to upcoming exhibition match against BadgersCarl Schneider can’t seem to shake free from his hometown. He was born and raised in Madison, played four years Read…The team has also revealed numerous signings over the past three months, including University of Wisconsin-Madison alumni Carl Schneider, who has spent the past few seasons playing in Europe.Forward Madison features a wide variety of players, including hometown stars Schneider and JC Banks of UW-Green Bay. Other players to watch for will be Mason Toye — on loan from Minnesota United, Forward’s MLS affiliate — who had three goals during the team’s five exhibition games, as well as Paulo Junior, who had a hat trick in the team’s victory over Marquette last week.The upcoming season is a fresh slate for all teams in USL-League One, the newest professional soccer league in the United States, providing an opportunity for any team to make a run.In a previous interview, Head Coach Daryl Shore expressed his excitement ahead of his team’s inaugural season.“Holding up a trophy, hopefully in front of a home crowd, as well as a parade down State Street,” Shore said when asked of his expectations, which, it’s safe to say is the goal of any Forward Madison player.Forward Madison FC Head Coach Daryl Shore offers insight, optimism on inaugural seasonDaryl Shore, the head coach of Forward Madison FC, the new professional soccer team that calls Madison its home, is Read…With the addition of a professional soccer team, Madison has a new attraction that will hopefully draw a large group of fans —both young and old — to Breese Stevens Field. The Flock, a group of independent supporters for Forward Madison, will help provide energy and excitement at both home and road games this season, as they have created a fan club that is growing by the day to support the team.While the regular season kicks off this weekend, there won’t be any home games for the team until April 16, when Forward Madison will take on UW-Madison in a friendly at Breese Stevens. The regular season home opener will take place April 27 when Forward Madison will take on the Greenville Triumph. Both games start at 7:00 p.m.This Saturday’s game will take place in Chattanooga, Tennessee at David Stanton Field, with the first touch occurring at 6:00 p.m.last_img read more

FA Cup throws up interesting third-round pairings

first_imgThe Round of 32 draw for the MTN FA Cup competition has thrown up some interesting pairings involving all tiers of the Ghanaian league.Champions New Edubiase might secure a third-round fixture against Division one side, Yassin FC if they win their outstanding Round of 64 match against Starke FC.The matches will be played between March 8-12, 2013.Asante Kotoko, who are also yet to navigate their way through the second round could earn a Round of 32 match in Ho against third-tier side, Agbozome Weavers.In other third round fixtures, Hearts of Oak will play B.A. Stars with Wa All Stars engaging Medeama in the only all-premiership contest of the Round of 32 pairings while Berekum Chelsea play Feyenoord.Round of 32 fixtures Aduana Stars v All BlacksElmina Sharks v AshgoldTema Youth v Dynamo FCWa All Stars v Medeama SCGuan United v Hasaacas Twende FC v Gold StarsGreat Olympics v Rainbow FCAgbozome Weavers v Asante Kotoko/JapekromHearts of Oak v BA StarsBerekum Chelsea v Feyenoord Prestige v Amidaus ProfessionalsEleven Wise v ZaytunaKing Faisal v Mighty JetsYaseen FC v Starke/New EdubiaseNania FC v Woe FC/Dowenya FC Heart of Lions v Sarmatexlast_img read more

UFC’s Dana White: Escalating Conor McGregor-Khabib Nurmagomedov feud ‘unacceptable’

first_imgUFC boss White then warned both fighters that their recent exchanges would not be tolerated.”I am aware of the recent social media exchange between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.” White said in a statement. “The ongoing situation has escalated to a level that is unacceptable. As such, we are taking the necessary steps to reach out to both athlete camps and this situation is being addressed by all parties internally.”Join DAZN and watch more than 100 fight nights a yearAccording to MMA Junkie, McGregor shared two photos of Nurmagomedov’s wedding day with the caption: “Your wife is a towel mate.”  The post sparked a response from Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, but the wrestler didn’t immediately respond, according to Business Insider.In a NSFW tweet, Abdelaziz posted: “Talking sh—, this guy is insulting someone’s wife and making fun of her religion and belief. He doesn’t realize he’s insulting 1.5 billon Muslims. Religion and family is a no no. You’re f—ed Connor, let’s see what the media is going to say now. He’s a rapist, and a b—.” Dana White says the UFC is taking the “necessary steps” to address Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s “unacceptable” social media spat.The fierce rivals have traded insulting jabs since McGregor announced his retirement from mixed martial arts last week. The social media feud comes after Nurmagomedov questioned McGregor’s retirement, calling him a “jealous wife.” Nurmagomedov explained while speaking at a Moscow university Tuesday that he thinks McGregor and the UFC couldn’t reach a deal for upcoming fights so McGregor decided to announce his retirement.McGregor backtracked Wednesday by stating his intention to return to the Octagon.I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds.All faiths challenge us to be our best selves.It is one world and one for allNow see you in the Octagon.— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) April 4, 2019″I want to move forward, with my fans of all faiths and all backgrounds,” the 30-year-old posted. “All faiths challenge us to be our best selves. It is one world and one for all. Now see you in the Octagon.”last_img read more

Watch highlights from Colin Kaepernick’s workout for NFL teams

first_imgHere’s another video of a Kaepernick deep pass.Kaepernick tryna show off his arm on a deep pass.— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) November 16, 20195:31 p.m. ET: Kaepernick has also been displaying roll out passes to showcase his ability to throw on the run. His receivers have dropped a few passes, and the quarterback has had a few misfires, but overall he’s looked good in this workout.Kaep deep strike, perfectly placed.— gifdsports (@gifdsports) November 16, 20195:28 p.m. ET: Kaepernick has been mixing in deep passes with short passes throughout the workout session. He clearly still has the arm strength he had back when he was on an NFL roster.5:19 p.m. ET: A glimpse of what Kaepernick has been doing during his workout.Kaepernick getting a pass out to free agent Brice Butler.— JRSportBrief (@JRSportBrief) November 16, 20195:16 p.m. ET: Kaepernick has been smiling throughout the workout. Here’s the shirt he wore at the start of the workout.colin kaepernick with the kunta kinte t-shirt 😤😤— Mike Taddow (@taddmike) November 16, 20195:10 p.m. ET: The NFL released a statement saying it is “disappointed that Colin did not appear for his workout.” The statement essentially confirms that Kaepernick’s workout is no longer an NFL-sponsored event, and is instead something put together by Kaepernick.5:07 p.m. ET: LeBron James voices his support for Kaepernick. (11Alive / YouTube) After a lot of adjustments, Colin Kaepernick is ready to show NFL scouts what he’s got.On Tuesday, the NFL sent out a memo to all 32 teams saying the free agent quarterback would essentially have a Pro Day on Saturday, Nov. 16. The workout was initially scheduled to take place at 3 p.m. ET at the Falcons’ practice facility. But that fell apart about half an hour before the event was supposed to start. Best of luck to @Kaepernick7 in his workout today! Pulling for you over here Young🤴🏾!!! Regardless the outcome you’re SPECIAL and I thank you for being TRUE! 🙏🏾✊🏾👑— LeBron James (@KingJames) November 16, 20194:50 p.m. ET: A voice could be heard listing the players helping Kaepernick in his workout.Those players include:Bruce EllingtonEric ReidBrice ButlerJordan VeasyAri WertsEllington is a former 49ers receiver. Reid is the current Panthers safety. Butler played for the Raiders and Cowboys. Veasy has bounced around on practice squads. Werts is a tight end who went to East Tennessee State. Kaepernick’s representatives sent out a statement saying the event would be relocated to a new place (Charles Drew High School), about an hour away. Due to the relocation, the event was delayed to 4 p.m. ET, although the workout didn’t start right at that time.MORE: What to know about Colin Kaepernick’s workoutThe location change also meant all of the NFL scouts who came into town would then need to relocate as well. According to  The Atlanta Journal-Constitution , about 10 teams had already arrived including the Jaguars, Dolphins, Seahawks and Bears. It also meant everyone involved in the workout would need to move, including Hue Jackson, who reportedly decided to go to the airport instead.The change happened because the NFL, according to a Yahoo Sports report , rejected all of Kaepernick’s wishes. The main point of contention was Kaepernick wanting the workout to be public. The AJC reported, “One team official said that Kaepernick’s representatives wanted to film the workout and distribute the film because they didn’t trust NFL films producing the video.”It’s not clear what role the NFL now has in this event, as many of the details have been changed by Kaepernick’s team. Nevertheless, the workout session will continue and you should be able to watch it below.Colin Kaepernick workout replayColin Kaepernick workout updates5:55 p.m. ET: Colin Kaepernick apparently plans to do this again. He also sent a message to NFL teams.I just asked Kaepernick how today’s workout went. He told me, “We’ll be back.”— Lauren Davis (@LaurenDavisWSB) November 16, 2019Kaepernick thanks scouts from Washington, New York Jets and Kansas City and says: “When you go back, tell your owners to stop being scared.”— Jourdan Rodrigue (@JourdanRodrigue) November 16, 20195:47 p.m. ET: Kaepernick left the field and appeared to take a moment to talk with supporters who were near the action. It’s not clear what else is on schedule for Kaepernick now. He was initially supposed to hold interviews with members of NFL teams, but that was under the league’s workout. Kaepernick’s decision to change things around may have made it so that the workout was the only thing on the schedule.5:37 p.m. ET: The workout session appears to be over now as Kaepernick and his receivers are all dapping each other up. The group posed for a photo and walked off the field to a round of applause.5:34 p.m. ET: The receivers have stepped by making some nice catches in this workout as well.last_img read more