Teen injured in Ripley County crash

By on September 24, 2020

first_imgMilan, Ind. — A Thursday crash near Milan on State Road 350 injured a Moores Hill teen.The Ripley County Sheriff’s Department says a car driven by Catherine Cigolotti, 16, of Moores Hill, was eastbound near Old Mill, at a high rate of speed when she lost control, drove off the south side of the roadway and struck a tree. The force of the crash ripped the engine from the vehicle and trapped the driver. First responders from the Milan Fire Department extricated the victim and transported her with injuries to her lower extremities.Police say wet conditions and excessive speed are contributing factors to the crash.last_img read more

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Women’s basketball searches for Pac-12 win

By on September 16, 2020

first_imgIf USC doesn’t get out to the 3-point line on defense, the Women of Troy could be in for a world of trouble. Oregon State boasts over 25 3-pointers per game and comprises 43.2 percent of them as a team, ranking second in the nation. “[We need to] push [Hebard] out and make it harder for her to score,” junior forward Kayla Overbeck  said of her upcoming role against Oregon. “She will score, but [I will do] everything I can.” While the Trojans’ defense has kept them in games this season, the team has been allocating significant practice time to making adjustments offensively. “We just need to take good shots,” head coach Mark Trakh said. “We need to run our offense, we need to be patient, we need to have really good shot selection and we need to control the tempo.” The Ducks’ junior forward Ruthy Hebard, last season’s National Power Forward of the Year, is also an early standout of this season. She leads the NCAA in field goal percentage, shooting 70.9 percent from the field. Things don’t get any easier for the Women of Troy on Sunday when they host Oregon State. The Beavers aren’t quite the offensive juggernaut that the Ducks are; Oregon State’s 81.7 points per game are good for 17th in the nation, but they have a well-rounded attack that has helped them solidify a 12-2 record. Junior guard Sabrina Ionescu runs the show for the Ducks, leading the team in scoring with 19.8 points per game and shooting 50.7 percent from three, but her most formidable skill lies in her passing ability. Ionescu’s nine assists per game are top in the nation, proving she is a versatile threat with the ball in her hands. Throw in her 8.1 rebounds per contest, the second greatest record on the team, and it’s clear that Ionescu presents problems for the Trojans on both sides of the court. Amanda Sturges contributed to this report. “[We need to] know our personnel, stay with our person, focus on what we worked on in practice and try not to get off of that,” senior forward Ja’Tavia Tapley said. “We’re going to have to help defense a lot, especially with the posts that we’re going against with Oregon. Offense will come, but we need to stop them on defense first.” Senior guard Bennie Boatwright brings the ball down the court against Long Beach Nov. 28 at Galen Center. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) Junior guard Mikayla Pivec is a driving force for the Beavers on both ends of the floor. She leads the team with 8.7 rebounds per game as well as 15 steals and eight blocks through 14 games. She also ranks second on the team at 13.9 points per game and shoots almost 54 percent from deep. USC will have a great challenge on its hands when it goes against No. 5 Oregon at the Galen Center on Friday night. Oregon is 13-1 and winning by an average of 30 points per game. The Ducks have a tremendous amount of offensive firepower, averaging 92.4 points per game to lead the nation. USC will have to worry about redshirt sophomore guard Destiny Slocum when the Beavers are playing offense. Her 15.7 points and 5.6 assists per game both lead the team, and her 42.9 percent mark from behind the arc proves she is another threat from deep. The weekend’s conference action will begin against Oregon at 8 p.m. Friday. The Trojans will then host the Beavers at 12 p.m. on Sunday before facing three consecutive games on the road. Women’s basketball will look to improve a 0-3 conference record when it hosts Oregon and Oregon State this weekend. The Women of Troy stand at 10-4 overall — they lost four of their last five contests and fell in each of their matchups with Power 5 schools.last_img read more

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Manchester City facing Uefa sanctions over finances

By on August 28, 2020

first_imgManchester City and Paris St-Germain are facing fines in the region of €60m (£50m), restrictions on their Champions League squad size and a wage limit for failing Uefa financial fair play rules.BBC Sport has learned the two – among nine clubs under examination by Uefa for failing the governing body’s “break even” test – face similar penalties.It is believed a Champions League squad reduction could see the clubs restricted to using anywhere between 18 and 21 players in Uefa’s premier competition.A normal squad size is 25.A wage cap could also be introduced on the errant clubs to ensure there is no rise on this season’s squad wage bill for the Champions League.It is thought clubs have until Friday to agree a “settlement” with Uefa. Failure to agree a deal would see a club referred to an adjudicatory panel in June where a non-negotiable penalty would be applied.At that stage clubs could then seek a final appeal at the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Switzerland.Under Uefa’s FFP rules, clubs can lose no more than £37m (€45m) over the previous two seasons.last_img read more

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Heisler: Lakers fans who love young nucleus split on pursuing LeBron James

By on August 17, 2020

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersMost fervent of all are fans’ pleas not to break up the young nucleus they’ve fallen in love with: Julius Randle, Brandon Ingram, Kyle Kuzma and Lonzo Ball.Randle is first for a reason: He’s the one who has to go in many scenarios … and the one fans fell head over heels for last season when he averaged 19.5 points after the All-Star break.Lonzo is last for a reason, contributing the least. He was also the most trouble, declining to renounce his father’s trash-talking, even when trained on Coach Luke Walton and the organization.That would play better if Lonzo didn’t stand up to LaVar in other matters  like his right to get a tattoo (“I’m in my own house now. Pay my own bills. So he can’t really tell me nothing.”)My personal pollster – he works for free – is a die-hard fan named Harry Bluebond, who asked five fellow Lakers fans if the team should sign LeBron and another big free agent if that meant losing Randle. As all Lakerdom knows, the team is about to plunge headlong into the LeBron James derby, a campaign that embodies its hopes and dreams, with all united …Except Laker fans.If there’s no accurate measure, the internet and social media are brimming over with alarm at LeBron’s age (33) and mileage (44,000 minutes in 15 seasons, compared to Kobe Bryant’s 46,000 in 17 when he blew out his Achilles).Depending on who might come with LeBron, there are dire warnings about Chris Paul’s annual injuries, Paul George’s big price tag and 26-year-old Kawhi Leonard’s head after blowing off the season (for those who think Coach Gregg Popovich would not only endure losing him but trade him to the Spurs’ archrival). They split 3-3.Harry also asked his friends to name their favorite Laker, after LaVar announced the team would never trade Lonzo for Leonard because “Zo is the people’s choice. They won’t let it happen.”Don’t hold your breath, Pops. The votes went Randle 2, Ingram 2, Kuzma 2, Lonzo 0.If it would bring Kawhi, Lakers fans would carry Zo on their backs if they had to form a relay all 1,353 miles to San Antonio.Enough of dreams. The Lakers are stuck in reality …If personnel crossroads are supposed to find fans emotional and dizzy, the case for the young Lakers nucleus was also made by none other than Bryant, the notoriously hard-headed insider who could take his place in top management just by saying the word.Bryant wasn’t addressing the LeBron-or-Randle scenario, but the more general notion of not ripping up the young nucleus that he, too, values.“Golden State, instead, has been able to fly below the radar and develop (its) players,” Bryant said in April, during a tour promoting his new ESPN show.“All of a sudden, here they’re sitting with a team that’s a potential dynasty because they had the patience to develop them. I say that to say the Lakers have a tremendous young roster.”Indeed. Nevertheless, the notion that their way forward is to develop their players slowly but surely is arguably wrong and definitely not the Laker Way.Of course, there’s no perfect option here. It’ll come down to paying a lot and committing themselves for many years to LeBron at 33 … or staying with a bunch of young guys who have never been near the playoffs.The Warriors did invest time and patience in the young players who formed the nucleus of their first championship team in 2015 – none of whom arrived as No. 1 picks in the draft or Nos. 2-3-4-5, for that matter.Steph Curry went No. 7 in 2009, the fifth guard chosen after Tyreke Evans, James Harden, Ricky Rubio and Jonny Flynn. Minnesota took Rubio and Flynn, both more established as point guards in faster competition than the diminutive Curry, who looked more like a one-man circus at little Davidson.Curry then became the greatest shooter of all time and an elite playmaker with human and leadership gifts on top of it, making the Warriors special.Unfortunately for the Lakers, there aren’t a lot of Currys waiting to be developed. After three seasons to track Randle’s progress, two for Ingram and one for Ball and Kuzma, all look promising if the test is, say, whether one or two might be All-Stars. None of them look like they’ll be as special as Steph, or close.The 2017-18 season was a joy for Lakers fans after so many hopeless, pointless ones, with the team finishing on a 24-20 run, turning around its 11-27 start (when LaVar said they wouldn’t play for Luke and Lonzo declined to comment, saying that’s just how his father talks).A 24-20 pace for a full season would make the Lakers 45-37 … which would have put them No. 10 in the West last season.A significant improvement the next two or three seasons would move them up to what? No. 5? No. 6? No. 7? No. 8?What if they zoomed to a heady No. 4 and got home-court advantage for the first round?If it hasn’t seemed like it for years, these are still the Lakers. Rookie that Magic Johnson was when he took over the basketball operation, no one had to teach him the Laker Way, putting it all on the line to be great, not merely good or profitable … the thing that the arch-gambler, Jerry Buss, was born knowing.That was easier with Kobe at 17 when they acquired his draft rights, and Shaquille O’Neal at 24 when they signed him.But it’s the way to go, pitfalls, risks and all, if they’re ever to be the Lakers in anything more than the letters on their uniforms again.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Special Sumner Newscow weekly poll: The Super Bowl question

By on August 14, 2020

first_img Loading …Follow us on Twitter. Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comment (1) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. 0 Vote up Vote down Birdfan · 235 weeks ago Didn’t watch a single minute of it. The strippers they call singers, 4 weeks of Pregame show on 4 + channels. I quit watching the Super Bowl years ago, a few years later I caught a few minutes of the halftime show ( Janet Jackson) I haven’t watched a minute since. All the news feeds etc. are all about commercials, strippers, past commercials. And almost no talk about a football game that was supposed to be played. Report Reply 0 replies · active 235 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Who will win Super Bowl 50? Carolina Panthers Denver Broncos View Resultslast_img read more

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