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Lightning in High School Sports

first_imgIf you tried to listen to the Batesville/Milan football game last Friday night, you know it was interrupted by lightning.  I know the Indiana rule, and I believe it has become basically a national rule.  If lightning is observed, the field must be cleared and you must wait 30 minutes before returning to the field.  Every time there is a lightning strike, the clock restarts.  The lightning does not have to be close at hand, just observed by an official on the field.This is a very good rule because we all know that lightning is not predictable.  Strikes sometime seem to occur even when there are no threatening clouds visible above you.  This can become quite aggravating when any school is trying to determine what to do with an outdoor sport that can be played  even it is raining.  This is especially troublesome if football, track, and golf are involved.  Sports like baseball, softball, and tennis are effected differently in rain. Their fields become muddy or the court becomes to slick.There is no rule to help officials know when to call a game, meet, or match and reschedule it.  Sometimes these delays drag on for several hours when re-scheduling on a different day becomes quite a headache.  Safety has to come first!last_img read more

Area Boys Basketball Regional Scores (3-10)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball Regional ScoresSaturday  (3-10)Class 3A @ SouthridgeEvansville Bosse  75     Greensburg  58Silver Creek  55     Southridge  40Championship: Evansville Bosse 81-55Class 2A @ PaoliAustin  51     Southwestern  49Forest Park  55     South Knox  41Championship: Forest Park 70-49last_img

Suarez committed to Liverpool cause

first_img Press Association The Uruguay striker has hit top form this term with 25 goals, 18 of which have come in the Barclays Premier League, but his performances have not always been matched by Liverpool’s results. The Reds’ inconsistent campaign has increased speculation over Suarez’s future – even though he signed a new contract at Anfield just last summer. He has been heavily linked with a number of clubs, including Manchester City and Bayern Munich. However, Suarez said on liverpoolfc.com: “I always say the same thing, every kid or young player growing up dreams of playing here at Liverpool, and today, here I am, highly privileged doing just that.” Luis Suarez remains “comfortable” and “extremely happy” at Liverpool despite a season of mixed fortunes on Merseyside.center_img The Bayern link is given added weight by the fact their incoming coach from next season, Pep Guardiola, is the brother of Suarez’s agent, Pere. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers nevertheless is confident the club’s probable lack of Champions League football next season – they sit eighth in the standings, 10 points off a top-four place with 11 games remaining – will not persuade his star man to leave. Suarez added: “I enjoy every minute to the maximum because it’s a great opportunity that my life has presented me and for which I am very pleased. “I’m here at a club where I always wanted to be and where I always wanted to play, and for that I’m extremely happy. “I don’t know if it’s my best form but I do know that I continue to feel comfortable and happy in a side where my team-mates help me a lot. “That’s an important thing for a player. I also think that when you feel good out there on the pitch it shows that things can go well.” last_img read more

Greensprings Football Camp Has Come to Stay, Says Kanu

first_imgFormer Captain of the Super Eagles, Nwankwo Kanu, has expressed his belief that the annual Greensprings Football Camp now in its seventh edition has become a permanent feature in Nigeria’s football calendar.As the face of the football clinic, the Ex-Arsenal star lauded the management of Greensprings School led by its director – Mrs Lai Koiki for keeping faith with the camp, adding that it has added value to football in the country.“I am always excited to be part of this initiative, especially watching it grow over the years, because not many of this kind of camp succeed for a very long time. The management of the school has remained committed to the sustenance of the camp, despite all odds and without any sponsorship. For this kind of gesture, I think more quality players will come through to the national teams,” he said. Already, two products of the camp, Musa Alli and Elvis Onyenze; who benefited from the Greensprings scholarship award, have featured for the Nigerian national U-15 team and Kanu believes this kind of experience would help the youngsters in their career.“I am particularly thrilled by the annual scholarship awards offered to the “Most Promising Player” by Greensprings School at the closing ceremony of the football camp; this generous gesture by the school will help Nigeria produce educated footballers who will be in a better position to negotiate their contracts and make better decisions for a life after football.“For me, this is the best legacy we can bequeath our children,” the former Inter Milan striker further observed.Kanu has promised to be on ground to motivate participants during the camp which holds between April 8 and 13 at the Lekki campus of Greensprings School.For this year’s Greensprings Kanu Football Camp (GKFC), the organisers will once again offer educational scholarship to the “Most Promising Player” at the camp.Also, this year will witness other exciting activities such as movie night, inspirational presentations, swimming, penalty kick contests and a host of other team games.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Syracuse-Maryland game in Big Ten-ACC Challenge date announced as Nov. 27

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on June 26, 2017 at 12:13 pm Contact Sam: sjfortie@syr.edu | @Sam4TR Syracuse will host the Maryland Terrapins on Nov. 27 for the ACC-Big Ten Challenge, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday morning.The Orange is 1-3 all-time in the ACC-Big Ten Challenge in its four years in the ACC. SU beat Indiana in 2013-14, then lost at Michigan, hosting Wisconsin and at Wisconsin last season. You can find a preview for Syracuse-Maryland here.The only school not included in the Challenge was Pittsburgh. All ACC-Big Ten Challenge games will be televised on either ESPN or ESPN2.Here are the rest of the ACC-Big Ten Challenge games:Monday, Nov. 27AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWisconsin at VirginiaTuesday, Nov. 28Florida State at RutgersNorthwestern at Georgia TechIowa at Virginia TechLouisville at PurdueIllinois at Wake ForestWednesday, Nov. 29Duke at IndianaClemson at Ohio StateBoston College at NebraskaMiami at MinnesotaPenn State at NC StateMichigan at North CarolinaThursday, Nov. 30Notre Dame at Michigan State Commentslast_img read more

Men’s Basketball: Badgers to be featured in ESPN, CBS TV lineups

first_imgThe men’s basketball season tickets sold out in four minutes Thursday — and those ticket-holding Badgers fans might find themselves on TV.The ESPN and CBS Sports family of networks jointly announced Thursday morning that they will be broadcasting 10 Badgers’ basketball games for the upcoming 2015 season.Starting Jan. 5, 2016, when the Badgers travel to Bloomington to take on the Indiana Hoosiers, they will be back in primetime. A 7 p.m. CT tip-off has the game slated for a national audience on ESPN as part of the network’s Super Tuesday lineup.Wisconsin will continue to play other high-profile conference games against Illinois, Maryland, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State and Purdue.Complete men’s basketball TV lineup: Jan. 5: Wisconsin at Indiana, 7 p.m., ESPNJan. 9: Maryland at Wisconsin, noon or 1 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2Jan. 17: Michigan State at Wisconsin, 1:30 or 4:30 p.m., CBS SportsJan. 26: Indiana at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., ESPNFeb. 4: Ohio State at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2Feb. 13: Wisconsin at Maryland, 6 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2Feb. 18: Wisconsin at Michigan State, 9 p.m., ESPN or ESPN2Feb. 21: Illinois at Wisconsin, TBDFeb. 28: Michigan at Wisconsin, TBDMarch 5 or 6: Wisconsin at Purdue, TBDlast_img read more

Slumping Albert Pujols out of Angels lineup for second straight day

first_img Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Pujols is hitting .186 with a .594 OPS through his first 59 at-bats. Maddon conceded a day earlier that Pujols “has struggled.” Asked further about Pujols on Sunday, Maddon said he sees no signs that he’s gotten discouraged.“He’s been upbeat, we’ve had good conversations,” Maddon said. “In the micro-season that we’re experiencing right now, I don’t think it’s gotten to the point where guys are beaten up. They’re just frustrated a little bit, looking for that answer that gets them on the right track.”In Pujols’ absence, Tommy La Stella got his second straight start at first. La Stella had barely played any first throughout his career, but Sunday marked his fifth start at the position, all in the last 17 days.As Andrelton Simmons continues to inch closer to returning from his sprained ankle — and with David Fletcher and La Stella being two of the most productive hitters — the Angels will face some interesting lineup decisions.General manager Billy Eppler suggested this week that there is plenty of playing time to be spread around with “rotations” at various positions, particularly in a stretch of 18 games without a day off. Fletcher also can play the outfield, which offers even more flexibility for the Angels to be creative with the lineup. Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Eppler also said he still sees positives from Pujols, whose $240 million contract runs through the 2021 season.“I think he’s hit the ball hard, and he continues to be a threat to drive in a run,” Eppler said.MORE FOR GOODWIN?Brian Goodwin homered, singled and drew a walk on Sunday, continuing to impress Maddon. Goodwin is now hitting .288 with a .957 OPS and four homers. A left-handed hitter, Goodwin hit the homer against lefty Scott Alexander.Maddon has planned to platoon Goodwin and slumping Justin Upton, but when he was asked after Sunday’s game if it was time to just have Goodwin play every day, he was noncommittal, but complimentary toward Goodwin.“This guy’s playing really good baseball right now,” Maddon said. “He has energy, and he’s a pleasure to be around. You’re right on that he’s looking really good.”ALSOMonday would have been Dylan Bundy’s turn to start but the Angels are giving him an extra day because of the relatively heavy workload he had in pitching 16 innings in his last two starts. Bundy, who will now start on six days rest, will pitch on Tuesday. Griffin Canning will start on Monday. The change does not affect the teams either pitcher will face in the next week. Both will start once against the San Francisco Giants and once against the Oakland A’s. …The Angels had cutouts of great Negro Leagues players behind their dugout on Sunday, marking the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues. …Jason Castro, who was not playing because of stiff neck, was out of the lineup again on Sunday. Maddon said he was unsure if Castro would be available to pinch-hit.Related Articles Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield ANAHEIM — Albert Pujols was not in the Angels lineup on Saturday or Sunday, an unprecedented respite for the 40-year-old.Manager Joe Maddon said Sunday morning there was nothing wrong with Pujols physically. If so, that would mark the first time in Pujols’ nine Angels seasons that he was out of the lineup in consecutive games without the manager citing a physical issue.“He’s fine,” Maddon said. “I’m just trying to move it around, give more opportunity to different people. He’s going to continue to play. Just for these two days, I wanted to go a different route, but he’s fine.”Perhaps another factor is that the Dodgers started a pair of right-handed pitchers — Walker Buehler and Dustin May — who throw 98-99 mph fastballs. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Edin Dzeko on 2017: I am not even thinking about the End of my Career

first_imgEdin Dzeko, the captain of the National football team of BiH recalled the crucial moments of the year of 2017, and he especially emphasized the detail that all the fans of Roma will remember forever – the farewell of Francesco Totti.Dzeko is aware that he will have to put his football boots away one day.“I do not even want to think about ending my career. The first year after that must be very difficult,” said our captain.He also recalled his excellent performance in the European league against Villarreal, when he scored the hat-trick.“That was my first hat-trick in Europe. That was a great result for our team because Villarreal was a very good team, and they were also favorites,” noted Dzeko, who gladly remembers goals against Milan in the victory with 4: 1.“I managed to score two goals in the first half of the match. It was very important for us to be the first to score, because it was much easier for us to continue the match.He also praised sports director Monchi, coach Eusebio Di Francesco, Aleksandar Kolarov, and he compared Roma with his former clubs Wolfsburg and Manchester City. He especially underlined his goals against Chelsea in the Champions League.(Source: faktor.ba)last_img read more

Leader of food security nonprofits to head World Food Prize

first_imgDES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — A woman who has led nonprofit organizations focused on global food security and the impact of climate change on agricultural productivity is the new president of the World Food Prize Foundation.Barbara Stinson will succeed Kenneth Quinn, the former U.S. ambassador to Cambodia whose 20-year leadership established an international presence for the Des Moines, Iowa-based foundation. It attracts 1,200 world leaders from 65 countries to the annual award ceremony and symposium focused on global food security and nutrition.The foundation awards the $250,000 World Food Prize annually to individuals who work to reduce world hunger.Quinn is retiring, and Stinson begins Jan. 4.Plant scientist Norman Borlaug, the 1970 Nobel Peace Prize recipient, created the award to recognize scientists and others who have improved the quality and availability of food.last_img read more

Super letdown: Patriots routed in 2nd half, Chiefs win 42-27

first_imgMOST READ Hunt set an NFL record for a pro debut since the 1970 merger with 239 total yards.Coming off their sensational Super Bowl rally to a fifth Lombardi Trophy, the Patriots faded badly in the second half. A raucous sold-out crowd of 65,878 celebrated the unveiling of yet another championship banner, and there was plenty of talk about Tom Brady leading them to a 19-0 record.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smogAfter Week 1, though, they are winless.“Just a very poor effort and we’ll have to do a lot better,” Brady said. “Didn’t make a lot of plays tonight.” It was the first time the Patriots lost at Gillette Stadium when leading at halftime, a span of 82 games. The 42 points were the most they have allowed in coach Bill Belichick’s 17-plus seasons.They were no match for the Chiefs in the last two periods.Tyreek Hill scored on a 75-yarder and Hunt put the Chiefs in front with a 78-yarder to punctuate Kansas City’s charge after trailing 17-14 at halftime. Hunt also had a 58-yard scamper and finished with 141 yards rushing and 98 receiving. Hill had 133 yards through the air, and Smith went 28 for 35 for 368 yards and four touchdowns and no interceptions. He’s the first quarterback with 300-plus yards, four TDs and no interceptions against Belichick.Brady, the 13th quarterback to start an NFL game at age 40, didn’t look too spry. He struggled mightily in the second half and didn’t throw for a touchdown, finishing 16 for 36 for 267 yards.Patriots newcomer Mike Gillislee scored on three short runs, becoming the first player since Terrell Owens of Philadelphia in 2004 to score three touchdowns in his debut with a new team.ADVERTISEMENT Winning start Sans Fernandez and Bolick, San Beda hammers Mapua for 9th straight LATEST STORIES Kansas City’s star safety Eric Berry was carted off with 4:56 remaining with an undisclosed injury.The Patriots lost perhaps their best defensive player, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, in the third quarter with a knee injury. His absence showed on Hunt’s long TD reception. … WR Danny Amendola left in the fourth quarter with a head injury. He’s projected as New England’s slot receiver with Julian Edelman out for the season.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Learning about the ‘Ring of Fire’ Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award View commentscenter_img Break new ground Kansas City Chiefs running back Kareem Hunt (27) eludes New England Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh (55) as he runs for a touchdown after catching a pass from Alex Smith during the second half of an NFL football game, Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, in Foxborough, Mass. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)FOXBOROUGH, Massachusetts — There were big plays all over the field. The Chiefs, not the Patriots, were making them.Alex Smith threw two long touchdown passes and rookie Kareem Hunt, after fumbling on his first NFL carry, scored three times to help Kansas City stun New England 42-27 on Thursday night in the season opener.ADVERTISEMENT It’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend A costly, catty dispute finally settled End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend And Kansas City aided the Patriots’ cause with 15 penalties for 139 yards. Yet, in the end, the Chiefs looked like world-beaters.At the beginning, it seemed like an extension of February’s Super Bowl. Riled up, Brady and the Patriots tore through the opposing defense as if it belonged to, well, the Falcons, scoring in nine plays, with Gillislee surging in from the 2.One play later, they were at it again as Hunt fumbled. The Patriots took over at the Kansas City 32 and appeared to go up 14-0 on Rob Gronkowski’s diving catch. Then a replay review overturned the score, with NFL headquarters — which now makes final decisions on such reviews — determining the ball hit the ground as Gronk came down in the end zone.Gillislee was stopped on fourth-and-inches at the KC 10 and the Chiefs, looking very much like the host team, marched 90 yards in 12 plays. Hunt made up for his early gaffe by gaining 25 yards on the tying drive, which Smith capped with a sharp 8-yard pass to Demetrius Harris.The teams traded long touchdown drives, New England going 82 yards to Gillislee’s second TD, the Chiefs covering 92 yards at the end of the half before Hunt ran in with a 3-yard swing pass.Stephen Gostkowski’s 25-yard field goal was the margin for New England’s halftime edge.But the crowd’s fervor was silenced with Hill’s long touchdown on which prized free agent addition cornerback Stephon Gilmore was torched. Hunt sped down the middle behind linebacker Kyle Van Noy and DE/LB Cassius Marsh to put Kansas City in front for good.SHORT YARDAGENew England failed twice in the first quarter on short-yardage runs, by Gillislee and Super Bowl hero James White, and again in the fourth period, by Gillislee. If anyone proclaimed the Patriots were missing RB LeGarrette Blount, who scored 18 TDs last season and was a beast in such situations, well, Gillislee, who came from Buffalo as a restricted free agent, ran in for a pair of 2-yard touchdowns and a 1-yarder.ROGER, ROGERNot only did the crowd revel in the video highlights from the Super Bowl, the fans booed vigorously when Commissioner Roger Goodell was shown talking on the sideline Chiefs owner Clark Hunt during warmups. A website distributed thousands of towels featuring Goodell’s face adorned with a clown nose, and many fans also had T-shirts with the caricature. Goodell watched the game from a suite, but not with Patriots owner Robert Kraft.INJURIES Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Mayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’last_img read more

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