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Sep
23

Gilbert F. “Gib” Young Jr.

first_imgGilbert F. “Gib” Young Jr., age 74 of Batesville, died Friday, February 15, 2019 at Margaret Mary Health. Born November 20, 1944 in Batesville, he is the son of Anna Mae (Nee: Tunny) and Gilbert Young Sr. He was former owner of the Batesville Dairy Queen and a member of St. Louis Church and the Knights of Columbus Council #1461.Gib loved woodworking, especially making furniture for his family. He followed the Reds, Colts and Bengals and enjoyed eating out. Gib also looked forward to attending his grandkids functions.He is survived by his wife Rheadawn; daughters Mandi Voss of Memphis, Tennessee, Milli Dunkin of Kennesaw, Georgia; sons Tre’ Young of Hamburg, Tim Young of Batesville; sisters Donna Amrhein of Westport, Indiana, Diane Hill of Batesville and five grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is also preceded in death by his brother David Young and one grandson.It was Gib’s wishes to be cremated with no calling. A memorial service will be held 11 a.m. Thursday, February 21st at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating. Burial will follow in the church cemetery. The family requests memorials to Safe Passage, P.O. Box 235, Batesville, IN, 47006.  For online condolences go to www.weigelfh.com.last_img read more

Sep
23

Derby Results

first_imgIn a decision that I am sure will be debated for years, the Kentucky Derby was awarded to Country House, a 65-1 long shot.  There was definitely outward movement by Maximum Security, so there certainly was a possibility that an inquiry would occur.It is a shame that the conditions of the track weren’t better.  Because of the inquiry, the best horse in the field did not win; but there are rules, and even though it was the Kentucky Derby those rules must be followed.  It was unusual that the objection did not come from the jockey whose horse was most obviously interfered with during the race.As far as I am concerned, I did not have a bet on this race.  Therefore, this decision did not affect me.  I wonder how many people got $132 for their $2 bet on the long shot, Country House?  I am sure this eliminates any chance of a Triple Crown winner.  I can’t see Country House winning the 3 races that make up the Triple Crown.last_img read more

Sep
17

WLAX : SU uses ball-control game to continue perfect Big East start

first_img Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 10, 2011 at 12:00 pmcenter_img With a three-goal lead midway through the second half, Syracuse took control of possession and, as a result, took control of its game against Notre Dame. For those final 15 minutes Sunday, Notre Dame held possession of the ball just twice.The Orange’s constant control of the ball was the theme. Through a barrage of forced turnovers and efficient and constant ball rotation, Syracuse kept the Fighting Irish at bay.‘Between the defense playing well, Liz making some saves, and the offense riding hard and limiting the other team’s possession — that’s how you hold a team to six or seven goals,’ said SU head coach Gary Gait.Syracuse’s clockwork frustrated the Irish defense to the point of 20 second-half fouls — compared to only four from the Orange — leading SU to a 12-7 victory in front of a season-high crowd of 821 in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. Syracuse (5-6, 3-0 Big East) held Notre Dame (5-7, 2-2 Big East) scoreless for two separate droughts of at least 15 minutes. The first began at the 21:49 mark in the first half, and the second started with 22:47 to play in the second.SU is now a perfect 7-0 at home against the Irish. And the seventh win came from Syracuse’s ball control.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘These last two games, the number of caused turnovers has been exciting for me to watch,’ Gait said. ‘Because that’s been what we’ve been talking about working toward. To see it happen on the field is great.’The Orange entered Sunday’s contest ranked seventh in the Big East in forcing turnovers, causing 6.4 per game. Notre Dame committed 11 second-half turnovers after only three in the first.After leading 8-5 at the end of the first half, Syracuse came out of the locker room and continued to control possession for the first 3:50. The series consisted of a string of shots that eventually ended with a Tee Ladouceur goal.‘It’s mental focus,’ said SU goaltender Liz Hogan. ‘You have to realize that you don’t have to rush it and you can take your time. If they’re only going to put one person on you, then you can take it yourself.’In two games against Notre Dame last year, Syracuse put itself in a position to have to come back late. When they met in the regular season in South Bend, Ind., it took five second-half goals from SU to come within one, eventually resulting in a 6-5 loss. When the two squads played again in the Big East tournament, the Orange came away with a four-overtime win.In both of those contests, senior Catherine Rodriguez was on the defensive end, working to take possessions away. On Sunday, however, following a position change from defense to offense, she was working to maintain them.And the Orange needed no comeback this time. SU took the lead with 18:13 to play in the first half and led the rest of the way.‘It’s all about the roles that you play,’ Rodriguez said. ‘I haven’t been doing shooting like that since probably high school. I just have to keep driving hard to the cage, and if I don’t have it, I have to remember to keep pulling it out.’Hogan and SU attack Michelle Tumolo spent several minutes in the latter stages of the game maintaining possession. On the defensive end it was Hogan, and on the offensive end it was Tumolo. They would hold the ball behind their respective nets and use the game clock to their advantage.Coming off a 17-9 win over Connecticut on Friday, when Syracuse relinquished only three second-half goals, SU showed late-game poise and the ability to assert itself while closing out games once again.Some of the loudest cheers from the crowd Sunday didn’t come after a goal. Rather, they came when a player had the wherewithal to bring the ball out and reset the offense.‘Out of those timeouts, that’s what we kept saying,’ Gait said. ‘‘Take our time. Be patient. But be ready to play.”zoirvin@syr.edulast_img read more

Aug
26

Braves OF, former Dodger Hector Olivera held for assault

first_imgSavage says Olivera and the woman are acquainted.The 31-year-old Olivera joined the Braves last year. He spent the early part of his career in Cuba before defecting. The Braves are in Washington for a series against the Nationals. ARLINGTON, Va. — Major League Baseball has placed Atlanta Braves outfielder Hector Olivera on administrative leave after he was arrested when a woman accused him of assault at a hotel outside Washington.The Braves announced the change in a statement Wednesday, saying the team is “extremely disappointed and troubled.”Arlington Police spokeswoman Ashley Savage says officers were called earlier Wednesday to the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in Pentagon City, where a woman with visible bruises reported that Olivera had assaulted her.Savage says Olivera is waiting to appear before a magistrate and has not been formally charged. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Aug
26

Dave Roberts, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love headline UCLA’s 2020 Hall of Fame class

first_imgUCLA announced the 2020 class for its Athletic Hall of Fame on Thursday, a nine-person class that includes current Dodgers manager Dave Roberts and NBA All-Stars Russell Westbrook and Kevin Love.The class is rounded out by women’s soccer star Lauren Holiday (nee Cheney), softball’s Keira Goerl, track and field’s Mike Powell, women’s basketball’s Noelle Quinn, gymnastics’ Tasha Schwikert and men’s water polo’s Adam Wright.Details of the induction ceremony are still to be announced.Prior to his MLB career as a player and manager, Roberts played at UCLA from 1991-94. He served as a captain in his final season with the Bruins and was a two-time All-Pac-10 selection. Roberts remains the program’s all-time leader in stolen bases (109) and he set a single-season record with 45 steals in 1994. Quinn, who played at UCLA from 2004-07, was the first Bruin basketball player for men or women to record 1,700 points, 700 rebounds and 400 assists in her career. She led UCLA to its first and only Pac-10 tournament title in 2006.Schwikert was UCLA’s first two-time NCAA all-around champion in gymnastics, winning as a freshman in 2005 and as a senior in 2008.Wright, a three-time All-American, won national titles in 1999 and 2000 as a player. Since then, he won another national title as an assistant on UCLA’s women’s water polo team and three more as head coach of the men’s team. He is still the head coach of UCLA’s men’s and women’s programs. Westbrook was a part of two trips to the Final Four in his two seasons in Westwood from 2006-2008. The Bruins went 65-10 in that time and won two Pac-10 championships. On the 2007-08 team, Westbrook led the Bruins in assists and steals and was third in scoring.Love spent one season at UCLA and was Westbrook’s teammate on the 2007-08 Final Four run. Westbrook and Love were selected fourth and fifth, respectively, in the 2008 NBA Draft. The pair went on to win gold medals together in the 2012 Olympic Games.Holiday, who owns two Olympic golds of her own, owns the UCLA school records for career goals (71), points (173) and game-winning goals (28) from her time in Westwood from 2006-09. She was UCLA’s only four-time first-team NSCAA All-American.Goerl won two NCAA softball championships with the Bruins in 2003 and 2004, and she remains the only pitcher in history to throw a no-hitter in the championship game (2003). She holds UCLA records in wins (130), innings pitched (1,017.2) and complete games (135).Powell spent one year with UCLA in 1986, winning the Pac-10 long jump championship that year. He still holds the world record in the event.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Aug
26

Heisler: Warriors face Cavaliers on the Christmas of NBA’s dreams

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Segue to today’s hot NBA, about to go from $930 million annually to $2.6 billion on its new TV deal, primarily because of its demographic appeal to young viewers while baseball’s audience gets older.Suddenly, the NBA is awash in new-age attractions.Once it took glamor markets and years of dueling enmity to create a marquee matchup.Similarly, it took years of success to create a “superstar” or a “dynasty,” but along came Steph Curry and the Warriors.Last spring the NBA got an 11.3 rating, its highest since Michael Jordan’s heyday in Chicago, for the six-game Finals, which the Cavs managed to draw out with Kevin Love hurt and Kyrie Irving going down in Game 1.The Cavaliers are still recovering, with Irving set to return this weekend.The Warriors are in a league of their own at 25-1. The lone loss was in Milwaukee, on the second night of a back-to-back, with Klay Thompson and Harrison Barnes out, after having to go double-overtime in Boston.The Warriors are now so big, ESPN’s Jay Crawford recently apologized for talking about them so much, noting, “Yes, we’re aware there are other story lines in the NBA.”The NBA’s best-selling jersey isn’t Kevin Durant’s (No. 5), Kobe Bryant’s (3) or LeBron James’ (2), but Curry’s.On Nov. 27, NBAstore.com’s biggest Black Friday ever, seven of the 10 top sellers were Warrior items. The month before, the Warriors became the first U.S. sports team to get 2,000,000 Instagram followers.Take the Lakers, please.Their season hit bottom (so far) on the last trip, starting with the loss in Philadelphia (the 76ers’ lone win), where Bryant made three of his first four shots, sending him on a heat check in which he took 22 more, missing 18.Coach Byron Scott benched D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle, supposedly two of the new faces of the franchise.The kids are still up, down and all around, but the season is no longer a total disaster.Kobe got his legs back, as everyone noted. Actually, it’s more than that. He got his mind back, too.He’s no longer looking to shoot every time he touches the ball, whether he’s on balance or within 25 feet or not.Suddenly he started making shots, 25 of 47 over three games while scoring 25-22-22. If he’s hardly the Kobe of Old, it was one of the most efficient stretches of his career.If fans elsewhere didn’t like him, no one could miss his indestructibility.Kobe he was, Kobe he remains and Kobe he will go out as, no longer looking like Willie Mays losing fly balls in the sun.It’s yet another Feel Good Story for the NBA.If Kobe plays like this and the kids, who have played well intermittently off the bench, get going, they could win some games, change their perception and lure Kevin Durant!Well, it could happen.For the NBA, it’s time to count your gifts. For fans everywhere else, one of them is, “Thank heavens we’re not the Lakers.”Mark Heisler has written an NBA column since 1991 and was honored with the Naismith Hall of Fame’s Curt Gowdy Award in 2006. His column is published Sundays in Los Angeles News Group print editions. Only four more shopping days ‘til the start of the NBA season. …For season-ticket holders, cable viewers and hard-core fans, the NBA opens in October.As far as ABC is concerned, it starts on Christmas, launching coverage with a rematch between the Warriors and Cavaliers, whose blowout Finals ratings last spring showed how far the NBA has come, and how fast.You don’t have to go back very far to remember a far different Christmas, like the one in 2004 when the “marquee matchup” featured the fallen Lakers, en route to a 34-48 season against Miami in Shaquille O’Neal’s first game back after being traded.center_img Miami won in overtime. The closest they came to fireworks was O’Neal fouling out to prevent a Bryant layup.Shaq, who wouldn’t mention Kobe’s name, said he would have done it to any Laker but “especially him.”The Pacers and Pistons had rumbled in the Auburn Hills riot five weeks before, when Ron Artest went into the stands after a fan who threw a soft drink at him and punched the wrong one, and Jermaine O’Neal laid out another who ran up on him on the court.One can only imagine the sponsors’ horror. Commissioner David Stern actually hired GOP consultant Matthew Dowd to map a way back into the hearts of Middle America.A dark cloud hung over the NBA for years, capped by the 2007 Tim Donaghy referee scandal. If Stern was paid a king’s ransom to keep his league afloat, he earned every penny.last_img read more

Aug
26

Duke star Zion Williamson explains why he never considered shutting it down after injury

first_img March Madness 2019: Kentucky’s John Calipari ‘wouldn’t be surprised’ if PJ Washington misses Sweet 16 March Madness 2019: North Carolina’s Nassir Little questionable for Sweet 16 “So, I felt like I wouldn’t have been honoring that commitment if I would have just been selfish and said ‘I’m done for the season.’”Williamson returned for the ACC Tournament and led his team to the postseason conference title. He then scored 25 points in Duke’s Round of 64 victory over North Dakota State before tallying 32 in his team’s narrow win over UCF.“I feel like I just owe it (to my team),” Williamson said. “They were out there battling each game. They’d be, like, ‘we’re out here fighting for you.’ So, it meant a lot to me. I was just ready to get back out there with them.”Williamson has been the story of college basketball this season and is widely projected to be the first pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He enters the Sweet 16 averaging 22.5 points and 8.8 rebounds. Many suggested Williamson should end his collegiate career and focus on preparing for the NBA after he suffered the injury. But, he said Thursday that was never an option.“For starters, I love basketball,” Williamson told reporters ahead of Duke’s Sweet 16 matchup with Virginia Tech. “I’m not just going to sit out and watch my brothers play. And the other thing is I made a commitment when I decided to come to Duke. Related Newscenter_img Zion Williamson always knew he’d wear a Duke uniform again.The star freshman forward sprained his knee less than 40 seconds into the Blue Devils’ first matchup with North Carolina in late February and missed the next five games. “That’s why I feel like players come to Duke, they have a winning history,” Williamson said. “You want to be part of a great season. The season has gone very well, even though we faced a lot of adversity, but I think the season has exceeded my expectations with how well it’s gone.”Duke’s Sweet 16 game against Virginia Tech will tip off Friday at around 9:39 p.m. ET.last_img read more

Aug
14

Fat Joe calls out Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving for avoiding Knicks pressure; KD responds to New York rapper

first_imgNBA POWER RANKINGS: Bucks, Lakers look like title contenders”They said, ‘We want New York, but let’s do the lesser of the drama. Let’s go to Brooklyn,'” Fat Joe, a longtime Knicks fan, told SI. “They didn’t want to stand there… They didn’t want that smoke. They ain’t want it. I’m telling you they ain’t want it. They ain’t wanna come to [Madison Square] Garden. Now you gotta answer for things.” Fat Joe vs. Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving is the rap beef we never knew we needed — well, it’s one we never expected, at least.In an interview with Sports Illustrated, Fat Joe called out the Nets stars for not wanting the “pressure” and “media attention” associated with the Knicks. Durant and Irving each signed four-year deals with the Nets this past offseason following months of speculation about the two stars bringing the Knicks back to prominence. Fat Joe rips KD and Kyrie for signing with the Nets over the Knicks: “They didn’t want that smoke” https://t.co/35mKox84tq pic.twitter.com/mxFLdkzObj— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) December 4, 2019Durant, who is expected to miss the entirety of his first season in Brooklyn after tearing his Achilles during the 2019 NBA Finals, brushed off the 49-year-old rapper’s criticism, saying Fat Joe is “trying to sell that album.”Oh that’s just Joey crack trying to sell that album, go cop that family ties on December 6— Kevin Durant (@KDTrey5) December 4, 2019It turns out KD was correct. Fat Joe took Durant’s response and used it to promote “Family Ties.” He also gave Durant credit for his incredible 2011 performance at Rucker Park. View this post on Instagram @easymoneysniper my brother thank you till this day I’ve never seen a better performance at Rucker park can’t wait for you to hear the album Family Ties Dec6A post shared by FAT JOE (@fatjoe) on Dec 4, 2019 at 12:53pm PSTIt may not be all love between Fat Joe and the Nets at the moment, but when it comes to New York rivalries, what’s love got to do with it?last_img read more

Aug
14

Bills’ Ed Oliver arrested, charged with DWI, unlawfully carrying a gun

first_imgAccording to the police report, Oliver, 22, was driving with “an open beer between his legs,” and “appeared nervous.” A Montgomery County deputy administered a sobriety test, which Oliver failed, though the deputy said he thought Oliver might have been impaired by something other than alcohol. A search of his vehicle revealed a pistol but no drugs.After failing the test, Oliver was transported to Kingswood Hospital for a mandatory blood draw and then taken to Montgomery County Jail, where charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon were filed. Bills defensive lineman Ed Oliver is the latest NFL player to find himself in trouble with the law this offseason, as he was arrested Saturday night in his hometown of Houston and charged with driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon.Oliver is currently being held at Montgomery County Jail after being pulled over on State Highway 242. Police received a 911 call about Oliver’s erratic driving just before 9 p.m. Saturday from another motorist, who reported that a white Ford Superduty Pickup pulling a trailer with a “dune buggy” on it was headed westbound in the construction area of State Highway 242 and was “failing to maintain a lane and was driving dangerously in the 45 mph construction zone.””We are aware of the situation and we are gathering more information,” said the Bills via statement. “We will have no further comment at this point.”Oliver was the ninth overall pick in the 2019 NFL Draft and had a productive rookie season for the Bills last year with 43 tackles and five sacks.last_img read more

Aug
12

Hampshire Salver success for Saunders

first_img England’s Michael Saunders ticked off the first of his season’s goals with victory in the weekend’s Hampshire Salver. The trophy is awarded to the player with the best combined total from the 72 holes played during Saturday’s Selborne Salver at Blackmoor Golf Club and Sunday’s Hampshire Hog at North Hants. Saunders, from Dartford in Kent, was runner-up in the Selborne Salver (73 67) and tied fourth in the Hampshire Hog (71 70). The Selborne Salver was won by Spalding’s Simon Richardson with a one-under par total (69, 68). The Hampshire Hog was captured by another Lincolnshire player, Sam Whitaker (Blankney), who was two-under for 36 holes (71, 67). Saunders won the aggregate trophy by the narrowest of margins, denying James Allan (Chelmsford) on the basis of a better final round. Afterwards he remarked: “I wanted to pick up a big win early in the year, then compete in the international matches and European Team Championships and then aim for the Walker Cup. After that, the goal is to get on The European Tour.” The 24-year-old went on: “These have been two tough days with the wind swirling around the trees but I am delighted to win such a big title so early in the year, especially as it is Walker Cup year. You need wins like this.” Saunders, a member of the England Golf men’s squad, was in England’s winning team at the 2013 Home Internationals and is a past winner of the Lagonda Trophy. Caption: Hampshire Hog winner Sam Whitaker (left) and Hampshire Salver winner Michael Saunders (right). Leading scores Hampshire Hog (North Hants GC) 138 S Whitaker (Blankney) 71, 67. 139 A Plant (Sundridge Park) 70, 69 140 J Mullen (Royal North Devon) 69, 71 141 O Farrell (Evesham) 72, 69; J Allan (Chelmsford) 70, 71; M Saunders (Dartford) 71, 70 142 J Singh-Brar (Remedy Oak) 68, 74; J Merry (Birstall) 69, 73; B Westgate (Trevose) 72,70 143 N Watson (Stoke Rochford) 74, 79 144 F Price (Royal Blackheath) 69, 75 145 B Wall (Hayling) 74, 71; J Bower (Meltham) Selborne Salver (Blackmoor): 137 S Richardson (Spalding) 69 68. 140 M Saunders (Dartford) 73 67; J Bush (Morlais Castle) 69 71; J Allan (Chelmsford) 66 74 142 A Chesters (Hawkstone Park) 72 70; R Lumsden (Royal Wimbledon ) 71 71 143 J Dick (Forest Hill) 75 68; S Edwards (Bigbury) 71 72. 20 Apr 2015 Hampshire Salver success for Saunders last_img read more