BATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Chamber of Commerce and Batesville Main Street have partnered up with area businesses to help with the relief efforts from last Monday’s apartment fire.Several businesses in and around Batesville are donating some of their proceeds throughout this week and next to support the families displaced from the fire.All this week and next:Hertel Shoes will donate 20% of their gift certificate salesjan Saner Photography will donate 50% of pre-booked session fees for family or high school senior photosMomentum Insurance will donate $20 for every new commercial, auto, life, or home insurance quoteQuality Auto Mart will donate 50% of any gift certificate salesShoe Sensation will take 20% off shoes purchased for the familiesWednesday (2/15) only Skyline Chili will donate 10% of all sales and Walhill Farm will donate 20% of all their sales.Each day different business will offer to donate a certain amount of their sales on those days.The community-wide fundraiser will continue through February 26.
Press Association A year after claiming he was not good enough to win a major and needed to “play for second or third place”, Sergio Garcia claimed a share of the lead on the opening day of the 77th Masters. But Rory McIlroy could only manage a level-par 72 after five birdies and five bogeys, causing the 23-year-old Northern Irishman to complain once again this season of the need to eliminate “silly mistakes” from his game. It is the first time the 33-year-old Garcia has led a major since the 2007 Open, when he was out in front for three days but was caught on the fourth and eventually lost out in a play-off to Padraig Harrington at Carnoustie. Garcia finished second in the US PGA Championship as a 19-year-old back in 1999 and has had 15 top-10 finishes in 57 major appearances, but after coming 12th here last year said: “I’m not good enough. In 13 years I’ve come to the conclusion that I need to play for second or third place.’ “If I felt like I could win I would do it. Unfortunately at the moment, unless I get really lucky I can’t really play much better than I played this week.” Speaking after his first round, Garcia said: “It was one of those moments where you are a little frustrated. It probably came out wrong the way I said it. It doesn’t change that every week I tee it up and try to play my best golf and give myself a chance to win.” England’s David Lynn, who described simply qualifying for the Masters as a dream come true, was in a six-strong group on four under, alongside Spain’s Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano, Rickie Fowler, Matt Kuchar, 2008 champion Trevor Immelman and 53-year-old 1992 winner Fred Couples. Playing only the third major of his career after securing his place by finishing second at the US PGA Championship last year, Lynn has won just once in almost 400 European Tour starts but outscored the likes of Justin Rose and Lee Westwood (both 70), Luke Donald and 2011 winner Charl Schwartzel (both 71) and defending champion Bubba Watson (75), while Ian Poulter fared even worse with a 76. Garcia carded six birdies and no bogeys in a flawless 66 at Augusta National, joining Australia’s Marc Leishman at the top of the leaderboard on six under par. American Dustin Johnson bogeyed the 17th to finish a shot behind on five under, while world number one Tiger Woods, seeking a fifth Green Jacket, carded a two-under-par 70 – the same opening score which led to his victories in 1997, 2001 and 2002.
Arsenal forward Lukas Podolski says he will consider his options in the winter if he does not get more playing time at Arsenal. “Of course I’m not happy when I’m not playing,” Podolski said at a press conference in Berlin, where he is preparing with Germany for a Euro 2016 qualifier against Gibraltar on Friday night and friendly in Spain next Tuesday. “I want to be playing and enjoying my football. We’ll have to see what happens this winter. “I’m going to seek talks with my club then, but there’s no pressure.” The 29-year-old, who has only played one 90 minute game for his club this season – in the League Cup – despite still being a relatively key member of the Germany squad, has several admirers around Europe, although a return to the Bundesliga does not seem likely. The Germany international has yet to start a game for the Gunners in the Premier League this season, making just four substitute appearances. His only goal of the season came in the Champions League win over Anderlecht, where he was also only a substitute, playing the final six minutes in Brussels. Press Association
PORT OF SPAIN, Trinidad, (CMC) — Captain Nikita Miller’s 26th five-wicket haul in first class cricket helped Jamaica Scorpions halt their losing skid, with a convincing 87-run victory over Trinidad and Tobago Red Force inside three days here Sunday.Set a modest but tricky 229 for victory at Queen’s Park Oval, the hosts were bundled out for 141 — the second time in the contest they failed to crack 200 after being dismissed for 173 in their first innings.Miller scythed through the innings to finish with five for 45 and claim match figures of nine for 85. In the process, the 34-year-old passed 450 wickets in first class cricket.Leg-spinner Damion Jacobs provided the support, picking up three for 55 to add to his three from the first innings.Marlon Richards, batting at number eight, top-scored with 47 while captain and opener Kyle Hope chipped in with 35 and Isaiah Rajah, 23.Red Force lost Jeremy Solozano for two but cruised to 60 for one courtesy of a 51-run, second wicket stand between Hope and the left-handed Rajah.But Miller and Jacobs combined to trigger a collapse where five wickets tumbled for eight runs in the space of 53 deliveries.Richards brandished his bat to good effect, cracking three fours and four sixes in a 43-ball cameo but the damage was already done and Red Force never recovered.Earlier, Scorpions were dismissed for 201 — the same score as their first innings — after resuming the day on 172 for seven.Left-arm seamer Sheldon Cottrell picked up two of the three wickets to fall to finish with three for 52 while seamer Rayad Emrit failed to add to his tally from Saturday, ending with three for 30.Scorpions had lost both of their games since the restart of the competition earlier this month.SCORPIONS 201Red Force 1st Innings 174Scorpions 2nd Innings(overnight 172 for seven)T Griffith lbw b S Cottrell 21J Campbell lbw b Richards 5J Blackwood b Charles 16P Palmer b Emrit 5A McCarthy lbw b R Emrit 1+D Thomas lbw Richards 38F Allen c Hope b Emrit 60D Jacobs lbw b Cottrell 20D Green c wkp Katwaroo b Cottrell 18*N Miller run out 5M Mindley not out 4Extras (lb3, w5) 8TOTAL (all out, 55.3 overs) 201Fall of wickets: 1-14, 2-38, 3-51, 4-53, 5-67, 6-131, 7-164, 8-191, 9-192, 10-201.Bowling: Cottrell 13-2-52-3, Richards 12-1-34-2, Charles 12.3-7-35-1, Emrit 8-2-30-3, Imran Khan 10-1-47-0.RED FORCE 2nd Innings (target: 229)*K Hope c wkp Thomas b Miller 35J Solozano c wkp Thomas b Green 2I Rajah b Miller 23N Alexis lbw b Jacobs 2Y Cariah c Griffith b Jacobs 11I Khan run out 3+S Katwaroo b Miller 0M Richards c McCarthy b Jacobs 47R Emrit c wkp Thomas b Miller 4B Charles c Allen b Miller 11S Cottrell not out 1Extras (b1, nb1) 2TOTAL (all out, 43.4 overs) 141Fall of wickets: 1-9, 2-60, 3-63, 4-63, 5-66, 6-68, 7-92, 8-123, 9-129, 10-141.Bowling: Green 4-0-18-1, Allen 5-0-10-0, Mindley 3-0-12-0, Miller 16.4-5-45-5, Jacobs 15-2-55-3.
WITH a combined time of 4 hours 3 minutes, the Running Brave team of Claudrice McKoy, Maria Urquhart, Cleveland Thomas, Devaun Barrington, Matthew McKenzie, and Winston Missigher, took the win at last Sunday’s Olympic Day 10K Team Run which began and ended at the YMCA on Thomas Lands.Second place went to the Guyana Defence Force, who were led by five-time CARICOM 10k champion, Cleveland Forde, who was actually the first person to cross the finish line, in a time of 34 minutes 44 seconds.It was Urquhart who finished just seconds ahead of GDF’s Leyanna Charles that handed the win to Running Brave. Urquhart and Charles were each the last athlete of their respective teams to cross the finish line, with Urquhart clocking 51 minutes 10 seconds, and Charles coming in six seconds behind.Running Brave’s fastest athlete went to Missigher, who was also the second athlete overall to complete the journey, clocking 35 minutes and one second for his efforts. With a time of 35 minutes 40 seconds, Thomas was the next man across the line.A youth athlete, McKoy put her senior counterparts to shame, when she was the first of the female competitors to cross the finish line, in a time of 43 minutes 48 seconds.The other athletes on the GDF team were Tyshon Bentick, Jamoul Chisholm, Marlon Nicholson, and Ashanti Scott. Scott’s 46 minutes 57 seconds was the second-fastest time among the females.The Police ‘A’ team finished in third place, with Jonathan Fagundes (0:36.42.00s) being the first teammate across the line, and Tabitha Bowman (0:52:47s) being the last.The team also comprised Salim Yussuff (0:46:00s), Colin Mercurius (0:38:14s), Quincy Morian (0:40.05s) and Joanna Archer (0:52:35s).West Demerara finished in fourth place. This team comprised Deshawna Harding, Marissa Patterson, Jamel Daly, Masama Patterson, Christian Delph and Troy StephensThe Olympic Day 10K Team Run, which is actually a part of the bigger Olympic Day Fun Walk-Jog-Run, is an annual event held in celebration of World Olympic Day, which is held every year on June 23 since 1948.The team run involved groups of six athletes – two females and four males – competing. Groups in the team run were awarded prizes.
PAKISTAN’s 16-year-old quick Naseem Shah has given Australia’s batsmen plenty to think about with a fiery spell in the drawn pink-ball tour match against Australia A.Two days after the death of his mother, Naseem delivered a bruising display of fast bowling at Perth Stadium that culminated in the teenager dismissing Marcus Harris (20) with a fearsome bouncer that caught the left-hander’s edge.Boasting an unusual technique and impressive pace, the right-arm quick finished with figures of 1-21 before Australia A captain Alex Carey and Pakistan counterpart Azhar Ali shook hands with half an hour left on Wednesday evening.Australia A were 2-91 in their second innings at the conclusion of the three-day match, still 367 runs shy of Pakistan’s tally after a dominant display by the tourists.Usman Khawaja survived to be 37 not out, although it was likely to be of little consequence ahead of today’s Test squad announcement.Left-arm paceman Shaheen Afridi earlier had Test hopeful Joe Burns caught behind on 11, two balls after he was dropped at first slip.It was another untimely failure for Burns, who was clean-bowled by Imran Khan for a golden duck in the first innings as Australia A crumbled to be all out for 122.Pakistan declared their second innings at 3-152 after tea, having overall handled the conditions far better than the hosts.Iftikhar Ahmed, promoted to No.4 for the second dig, finished unbeaten on 79 and opener Shan Masood scored 65 before falling to Travis Head’s part-time spin.Ashes reserve paceman Michael Neser (2-10) was the pick of the bowlers, trapping skipper Azhar Ali lbw and having Haris Sohail caught at gully.Neither Azhar nor Sohail managed to compile a significant score in either innings but Pakistan will take plenty of confidence from Iftikhar and Masood having followed up on centuries to Babar Azam and Asad Shafiq in the first dig.National coach Justin Langer and chief selector Trevor Hohns met on Wednesday to pick their 12-man squad for the first Test at the Gabba starting November 21, with none of Australia A’s batsmen having made an irresistible case for selection.
Stephanie Moebius/The Badger HeraldThe Wisconsin men’s soccer team (4-12-2) heads into the Big Ten Tournament in University Park, Pa., having won three out of its last four games and the No. 7 seeded Badgers will face No. 2 seed Ohio State at 11:30 a.m. Thursday in the tournament’s quarterfinal game.Freshman goalkeeper Max Jentsch was awarded Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week Monday after recording two straight shutouts to help the team achieve its first two game winning streak of the season, and he’ll need to keep his play at a high level throughout the tournament.“He has improved like all the young guys, and the more minutes they get, the less they look like freshmen,” head coach John Trask said. “We’re going to need a great game out of Max, and he knows he’s capable of it.”While Jentsch acknowledged it feels good to win the award, he didn’t think too much of it since it is only one week. The freshman feels the accolade just shows the team is working hard and improving. Trask added when the goalkeeper receives this type of award it is more of a team award, and Jentsch would be the first one to tell you that.Despite starting for the Badgers as only a freshman, Jentsch said playing against older competition is nothing new to him.“When I was younger I used to play up, so I’m kind of used to playing with older people,” Jentsch said. “I’ve learned a lot this year about soccer. I’ve just learned how to make smarter decisions, how to slow the game down when it needs to be slowed down and just control how the pace of the game goes.”In UW’s 3-1 stand the past four games, Ohio State was the one game UW failed to win, but freshman forward Chris Prince is confident about his team’s chances against the 10-5-2 Buckeyes, who are the defending regular season and Big Ten Tournament champions.“Coming in as the underdogs we really have nothing to lose,” Prince said. “We’re just going to take that sort of stance, fight as hard as we can and have fun. As long as we’re playing as we have been, we should be able to get the win.”The Badgers seem to possess a new surge of confidence since changing formations to start the second half of their match against Michigan State on Oct. 17. Ever since, UW’s young squad has been improving and becoming more comfortable with the new 4-4-2 formation.“Of course it took us a couple of games to get used to that formation, but [when] we started using the formation, that’s when we started playing our best,” Prince, who has scored five goals in the six games since the formation change, said. “I know the last four games have been the resolve of our formation change. We’re all playing a lot better.”Trask said Ohio State will by no means be an easy first-round matchup because the Buckeyes have some very good and exciting players, including attacking midfielder Konrad Warzycha, who scored off a set piece to propel OSU to victory against the Badgers. Trask said Ohio State’s strong defense and overall quality will be a difficult test for Wisconsin.One thing that is certain is the Badgers will have no problem adjusting to the intense level of play the Big Ten Tournament will bring.“I expect us to come out with a lot of energy and just [be] willing to fight. Especially for our seniors, it’s possibly the last game they’re going to play in for the rest of their career,” Prince said. “Definitely for all of us, it’s the last game of the season, so we don’t want to lose – we want to keep going and hopefully make it to the NCAA Tournament.”
The women’s water polo team looks to put a cap on its undefeated regular season when they host Cal in their final home game Friday. USC is 20-0 this season including 5-0 in MPSF play. Cal is 19-7 and 1-3 in conference play.During the season, USC has outscored their opponents 253-85. The team leads the MPSF in both offense and defense scoring an average of 12.65 goals per game while only allowing 4.25.No. 6 Cal’s most recent game was a 13-5 loss at the hands of No. 3 Stanford last week. USC has already beaten Cal twice this season, once in a 12-6 victory in the UC Irvine Invitational and again 6-5 in Berkeley. The focus for the Women of Troy will be on stopping the Golden Bears’ top goal-scorer sophomore Carla Carrega who has scored 53 times this season.There are two possible goaltenders for the Golden Bears. One is junior Madeline Trabucco and the other is freshman Madison Tagg who are both averaging 5.6 saves per game.On the offensive, USC is led by junior driver Stephania Haralabidis who has scored 50 goals to date which puts her at No. 8 on the career goals scored list with 172. Two other Trojans have scored more than 30 goals this season — junior driver Ioanna Haralabidis and junior 2-meter Brigitta Games with 33 and 32 goals, respectively.In the cage is freshman Amanda Longan who has appeared in 40 periods and is averaging 9.9 saves. She is joined by sophomore All-American goalie Victória Chamorro who is averaging 6.9 saves through her 32 periods of work.Friday’s game will not only mark the end of the regular season, but also the end of a career for the three seniors on the team. Goalie Alegra Hueso, driver Melissa Bergesen and driver Nicola Welch will be honored before the game begins.Looking ahead, regardless of Friday’s outcome, USC has already clinched the top-seed in the MPSF tournament which is set to begin for the Women of Troy on April 30.
Chief Segun Odegbami, one of the greatest footballers Africa has ever produced and runner-up in African Footballer of the Year in 1980, has joined the crew of analysts at the live studios of NTA broadcast of the AFCON 2019 matches.The studios, located at the Lagos office of HotSports Media Group, the Official Marketing Agency of NTA’s AFCON transmission, will welcome ‘Mathematical’ as Odegbami, was fondly called in his days as Nigerian star to provide insightful perspectives of the matches to the delight of the viewing fans and the sponsors,Odegbami inspired the then Green Eagles to lift the Africa Cup of Nations for the first time on home soil in 1980. He has continued to bestride African – and indeed, world’s – football as an administrator, ambassador and future stars’ builder. Segun Odegbami The NTA/HotSports broadcast had earlier attracted A list entertainers, led by comedy icon Atunyota Akpobome (well known as Alibaba), who have provided unique and attractive dimension to sports broadcasting in a manner never in this clime.President of HS Media Group, Taye Ige said that NTA and HotSports have the interest of viewers and sponsors at heart in conceiving the AFCON 2019 live broadcast packages.He believed that winning the first match against Burundi on Sunday night has rekindled the hope that the Super Eagles would go through the group stages and travel all the way to the final on July 19, a scenario that will enable NTA/HotSports live studios to continue with its ground-breaking broadcast for a longer time.“We are here at the NTA/HotSports studios to give millions of NTA viewers memorable and enjoyable time throughout Egypt 2019 and any brand or product that is keen on reaching out to its target market have the perfect platform to do that while the tournament lasts,” Ige, who is also Chief Executive Officer of HS Media Group, assured.Through the live transmission of AFCON 2019 matches, NTA and HotSports have struck a great partnership between sports and entertainment. “We promised to produce a memorable event that will remain in the minds of football loving Nigerians for many years to come, and we are already delivering on promise in the early days of the tournament,” Ige said.In its 23rd year of existence, HotSports has become notable for authoritative and wide-reaching sports broadcasting packages that offer brand owners a vehicle to the widest sports loving audience in Nigeria.It is the Official Media Partner as well as marketing consultants to the Nigeria Football Federation and has become reputable as a go-getting company committed to adding value to clients’ sponsorship investments.It has provided activations for leading brands around major continental and global sports events.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
The 2014 Ghana beach soccer leagues have kicked off simultaneously in Accra with major upsets already recorded. Defending champions and winners from the past two editions of the CAL Bank Championship league Keta Sunset Sports began their title defence with a 2-1 defeat to neighbours Havedzi Mighty Warriors. Ten matches, in the Championship and lower tier Division One leagues were honoured on week one at the La Beach Soccer Arena.Most beach soccer fans had trooped to the arena to witness the Keta derby between Sunset and Warriors regarded as Volta’s best. Havedzi Warriors came out tops recording a tough 2-1 victory over their bitter rivals courtesy goals in from Kudadah Sampson and Michael Torsu. The win was not without a cost as Warriors captain and man of the match Innocent Kumensah had to be stretchered off the sand pitch before the end of the third session. Appienti’s hatrick and a goal by Adjei sealed a good win and all three points. In the other local derby, Osu based Layoca defeated Wuo Gbee by 3-2 in a game where top goal scorer for the last two seasons Richard Osa opened his account. In Division One African Angels ,Golden Eagles all got off to winning starts in their quest to secure promotion with key victories over Winneba 1-2 ,and Cape Coast Warriors 1-6 respectively. Nungua United made known their intentions of returning to Top flight Beach soccer with a 3-0 win over Senya Sharks while fellows Tegbi Youth slumped to a 3-0 loss at the hands of the impressive Tema United. Boosted by the result from the Volta derby, coach Maxwell Kpeglo of Ada Assurance wasted no time in dispatching newly promoted Nima BSC with a 5-2 thumping. The Championship debutants Nima Bsc will take solace from bravery at getting on the score sheet twice through Seidu Traore, Something their compatriots Gulf powers- who were trounced 3-0 by Dansoman Bsc , failed to do. The two sides will no doubt have to roll up their sleeves to survive the stormy top flight of the Ghana Beach Soccer league.In other matches, the Sharks from East Legon were off to a flier as they posted a 4-2 win over Teshie United thanks to Urriel Appienti and Alex Adjei. These two players spearheaded East Legon Sharks resurgence last season to ensure they stayed up.