A Decatur County man was injured after an accident at the Highway 421 and State Road 3 bypass in Greensburg on Tuesday.The Greensburg Daily News is reporting that Scott Milburn, 24, of Greensburg was airlifted to an Indianapolis hospital for life-threatening injuries.Police said Milburn was traveling east on State Road 3 and attempted to turn left onto County Road 250 West. He was struck by an oncoming tractor-trailer on the passenger side.Witnesses said Milburn turn against a red light, the newspaper reported.The impact caused heavy damage to Milburn’s Pontiac Grand Prix and resulted in severe head injuries. Emergency crews rushed him to a local hospital where he was later airlifted to Indianapolis.Milburn was listed in critical condition on Tuesday, according to the newspaper.
The Oldenburg Academy Twisters defeated The Morristown Yellowjackets 4-0 in Boys Soccer.Courtesy of Michelle Wachsmann.
ALBION, Neb. – The number of calls they got convinced Boone County Raceway track officials to bring IMCA’s premier division back to their weekly race program.IMCA Modifieds return to Albion following a two-year hiatus. They’ll be on regular Friday cards that also feature IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.“We have quite a few locals who drive IMCA Modifieds and wanted to bring them back here,” explained promoter Mike Trollope. “We called ‘em on the phone and put it out on Facebook, and they started calling us back.”“We had 15 Modified drivers who confirmed that they would race with us so we made the decision to pull the trigger and bring them back,” he continued. “I raced a Modified myself. I like the division and I’m glad to have them back at Boone County.”Opening night for the IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing season is April 20. Thirteen more Friday night shows are scheduled through Aug. 17.All five weekly divisions are in action on Thursday, July 5. Stock Cars run on opening night of the county fair on Tuesday, July 10. The second annual Northern SportMod Nationals takes top billing on night two, with Modifieds, Hobbies and Sport Compacts rounding out the Wednesday, July 11 slate.Construction of a new scoring tower and replacement of a section of the backstretch retaining wall are in the works before opening night.The Modifieds, which first ran at Boone County in 1995, will be part of IMCA’s Jet Racing Central Region.Stock Car points earned at Albion figure in the EQ Cylinder Heads Northern Region while Hobby Stock points apply in the Big Daddy Race Cars Northern Region.“Modifieds return to an already outstanding weekly program at Albion,” commented IMCA Vice President of Operations Jim Stannard. “They’ll be a tremendous addition to the Central Region, giving drivers another Friday venue at which to race for IMCA national, regional and Allstar Performance State points.”
City’s defeat at Southampton, coupled with United’s victory over another of Reid’s former clubs Everton on Sunday, has opened up a 12-point gap at the top with a dozen matches remaining. The former England international does not expect United to be caught believing their ability to win matches when they are not at their best will get them over the line. “Champions win football matches when they are not playing well,” he told Press Association Sport. “Manchester United have done it and Manchester City haven’t and that’s the bottom line. That is why they are 12 points clear and that is the reason I think they will win it.” Former Manchester City manager Peter Reid believes Manchester United’s ability to grind out results has given them the edge over their rivals and will ultimately lead to a 20th league title. City have been well short of last season’s form, when they won the Premier League with virtually the last kick of the season, and Reid believes a number of factors have conspired against them. He said defending the title was tough enough but felt crashing out of the Champions League group stage for the second successive season delivered a significant blow to morale. “I think it is very difficult to retain a title. Everyone wants to beat the champions,” added Reid, speaking at St Helens Junior Football Club who are halfway through the Football Pools 90-Day Community Challenge to complete a £50,000 makeover. “Vincent Kompany and Yaya Toure, two of their best players, haven’t been as influential as they were last year. “They haven’t scored enough goals – they scored a lot last season – and that all comes into the equation. “In the Champions League they had a hell of a difficult group but they got three points and for the Premier League champions that is a really poor return. “As a result I think confidence and momentum were lost early on by City as it showed you where they are in the grand scale of things in Europe and that has been borne out in the Premier League. But they have still got the firepower and some really good players.” Press Association
Press Association The 25-year-old Denmark forward has found himself slipping out of the first-team picture over recent campaigns, resulting in him being loaned out to Sunderland and then Juventus, where he suffered a thigh injury and failed to score a goal. Bendtner had been lined up to join first Eintracht Frankfurt earlier this summer, but could not agree personal terms with the German club – with his current Arsenal deal worth a reported £52,000-a-week. Both newly promoted Hull – managed by Steve Bruce, who had the striker on loan at Birmingham as a raw talent in 2006-07 – and Crystal Palace were also keen to try to broker a deal. Arsenal looked to bring in some attacking cover on deadline day, when they broke the club record transfer with a £42million deal for Mesut Ozil, but they could not push though a loan deal for Demba Ba with Chelsea, which led manager Arsene Wenger to decide against letting Bendtner leave. While clearly disappointed he could not get a “fresh start” somewhere else, Bendtner, who is currently recovering full match fitness, maintains if called upon he would be ready to throw himself back into action in an Arsenal shirt for the first time August 20, 2011. In a statement released by the player’s representatives, International Football Management, Bendtner said: “It is no secret that Arsenal and myself had agreed that I could leave the club during the 2013 summer transfer window, subject to an agreement between all parties. “An agreement had been reached with more than one club this week, but as Arsenal were unable to secure the services of another striker, they reserved their right to not sanction any deal to be concluded. “Naturally, I was very disappointed as I was looking forward to a new challenge, with a new club and a fresh start in English football. “Many things have been said about where my future lies after many years at Arsenal; the truth is I just want to play football which is when I am happiest and Arsenal is a fantastic environment for any professional to apply their trade. “I still feel very strongly about Arsenal Football Club and following positive talks with the manager, I am looking forward to working hard to regain full fitness and doing my very best to help the team and the manager fulfil our objectives and ambitions this season. “I have learnt a lot from my loan experiences at Sunderland and Juventus, and I want to assure all Arsenal fans that I will give everything I have to contribute to what I believe will be a successful season for the club.” Nicklas Bendtner has vowed to “give everything” to Arsenal this season after failing to secure a move away from the Emirates Stadium.
ELLSWORTH — After ending last season with four straight losses, the Ellsworth boys’ soccer team is back to its winning ways — at least for now.Ellsworth began its 2017 Saturday when it faced Foxcroft at home, and Zach Harris scored the first goal for the Eagles just past the half-hour mark. The Ponies evened the score two minutes later, but a second goal from Jack Lee shortly after halftime gave the Eagles the win.Against Belfast (0-2) on Tuesday, Ellsworth put its offensive firepower on display in a 6-1 win. Brad Smith had two goals for the Eagles in the victory.Ellsworth (2-0) plays its next game at home against Mount View (0-2) at 6 p.m. Friday, Sept. 8. The team’s following game will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Sept. 11, against George Stevens Academy (1-0).This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
New Delhi: Jammu and Kashmir, and Odisha entered the quarter-finals, while Gujarat continued their unbeaten run as Round IX of the Ranji Trophy 2019-20 concluded on Saturday.Himachal Pradesh did not take more than a session on the fourth day to complete a win over Uttar Pradesh. While Vaibhav Arora picked up five wickets, Rishi Dhawan got three wickets as Himachal Pradesh sealed a 386-run win to bag six points.Pondicherry pocketed seven points following an innings and a 195-run win over Nagaland. Nagaland, who had resumed the day’s play at 230/7, could only add 24 runs to their overnight score and were bowled out for 254. Santhamoorthy picked up five wickets for Pondicherry in the second innings.Gujarat, meanwhile, continued their unbeaten run in the ongoing edition of the tournament. The Parthiv Patel-led side registered their sixth win from nine matches as they beat Andhra by eight wickets to bag six points. Axar Patel, who had scalped five wickets at the close of the third day’s play, added two more wickets to his account as Gujarat bowled out Andhra for 258 and then chased down the 30-run target in 9.5 overs.Andhra, though, managed to secure a spot in the quarter-finals of Ranji Trophy after finishing in the top five of the Elite Group A and B.Haryana’s lower order played a vital role as they beat Jammu and Kashmir by two wickets to cap off a season with a win. J&K though managed to secure a place in the quarter-finals despite the defeat. Needing 224 runs to win, Haryana were 119/7. But Rohit Sharma, who scored 75, Jayant Yadav, scoring 13, and Rahul Tewatia, scoring 27*, helped Haryana cross the finish line.In Baramati, meanwhile, Maharashtra defeated Uttarakhand by 67 runs to bag six points. Uttarakhand, who resumed the day’s play at 103/2, lost eight wickets for 99 runs to be bowled out for 202. Satyajeet Bachhav and Ashay Palkar picked up three wickets each to help Maharashtra secure their fifth successive win.At the Arun Jaitley Stadium, Delhi pocketed three points on the back of a first-innings lead against Rajasthan. Delhi, who had scored 623 in the first innings, had enforced a follow-on after bowling out Rajasthan for 299. Rajasthan, in their second innings, scored 345/6 before the teams decided to settle for a draw.In Rajkot, meanwhile, Saurashtra, who had already qualified for the quarter-finals, bagged three points against Tamil Nadu. After Tamil Nadu scored 424, hundreds from Arpit Vasavada and Chirag Jani, Avi Barot’s 82 and skipper Jaydev Unadkat’s 40 guided Saurashtra to 481/9d, surpassing Tamil Nadu’s first innings total.Chhattisgarh, facing Services in Raipur, put up a solid show with the bat in the second innings and denied Services a chance to steal a win. Chhattisgarh had conceded a 219-run lead but went on to score 586/3. While Anuj Tiwary scored 100* and skipper Harpreet Singh Bhatia scored 192, Jiwanjot Singh amassed 236 runs before the teams decided to settle for a draw.In Cuttack, the Odisha versus Jharkhand game ended in a draw, with the former picking up three points on the back of their first-innings lead. After scoring 436 in the first innings, Odisha secured a lead of 80 runs. In the second innings, Odisha scored 187/1. While skipper Subhransu Senapati scored an unbeaten hundred, Debasish Samantray, who had scored 156 in the first innings, scored 64* before the team shook hands.The Sikkim versus Bihar game in Cuttack ended in a draw, with Bihar picking up three points on the basis of their first-innings lead of 33 runs. Bihar scored 417/8d on the back of Babul Kumar’s 195 in the second innings. Sikkim then batted for 31 overs and scored 69 runs, losing a wicket before the teams decided to shake hands.Vidarbha, meanwhile, ended their Ranji Trophy 2019-20 season campaign with a draw. After skipper Faiz Fazal’s 151 helped Vidarbha secure a first-innings lead, Aditya Sarvate picked up seven wickets as Vidarbha restricted Hyderabad to 244. Needing 184 runs to win, Vidarbha reached 116/3 before the teams settled for a draw, with Vidarbha bagging three points.At the Wankhede Stadium, Mumbai had to settle for three points in their final game of the season as Madhya Pradesh showed solid resilience to deny Mumbai an outright win. Aditya Shrivastava scored an unbeaten 130 while Mihir Hirwani scored 69 as Madhya Pradesh scored 314/6 in the second innings. IANS Also Read: Ranji Trophy: Rishav Das hits ton but Tripura take innings leadAlso Watch: Ex- SAMPRITI-IX , Indo- Bangladesh Joint Military exercise
The Guyana Amateur Weightlifting Association (G.A.W.A.) yesterday received a quantity of weightlifting gear and equipment from its parent body, the International Weightlifting Federation (IWF).According to a release from the GAWA, the move is another effort to further the Association’s agenda and to promote the sport locally.Further, Guyana has received a special invitation from the Barbados Weightlifting Association, in recognition of our 50th anniversary observances, to participate in a Special 50 Anniversary Tournament.On that note, the GAWA will be staging a lift-off on Wednesday the 9th November at the Michael Parris Fitness Centre in the National Park from 17:00hrs.This is to shortlist the team that will be representing Guyana at the Barbados 50th anniversary weightlifting championship, scheduled for November 24th to 28th.
TAUNTON, England, (CMC) – Twenty20 World Cup champions West Indies Women will look to turn the page on their ordinary form of the last three weeks when they meet Australia Women in their opening match of the ICC Women’s World Cup here Monday.The contest, which bowls off at 10:30 am (5:30 am Eastern Caribbean time) will be a rematch of the T20 World Cup final India last year when the Caribbean side dominated in style and a repeat of the 2013 World Cup final in which the Aussies got the upper hand.West Indies will start as underdogs especially based on their form in recent weeks. They lost both official warm-up games last week to Pakistan and South Africa respectively and prior to that, went down to England, Southern Vipers and India in other practice games.However, captain Stafanie Taylor told a media conference here that her side had put the hiccups of recent weeks behind them and would be starting afresh.“Warm up games are gone. We’re not focussing on what’s gone,” the Jamaican said.“Tomorrow everyone’s on a level playing field and we’re just trying to focus on what we need to do in that game.”Australia, the reigning champions, are understandably tournament favourites and reiterated that status with convincing victories in their two warm-up matches.They boast the world-rated likes of Meg Lanning, Ellyse Perry and Alex Blackwell but Taylor said West Indies would be focussed on executing their game and not worrying about the Aussies.“We are not focussing too much on the Australians. We’re trying to focus on our game and what we need to do as a team to win,” she explained.“We know that Australia are going to come hard at us and as I said, we just need to focus on our game and what we do best. We can’t focus too much on the Aussies, we just have to remember all the good things we did against them in the last World Cup and go out there and play our cricket.”Taylor, who averages 44 from 98 ODIs, will lead her side’s batting, with help coming from fellow veteran Deandra Dottin, teenaged opener Hayley Matthews and former skipper Merissa Aguilleira.However, it has been the Windies’ batting which has let them down on tour so far, highlighted in their dismal 63 all out in their second official warm-up against South Africa in Oakham last Thursday.Their bowling has been more consistent with new-ball seamers Shamilia Connell and Shakera Selman along with off-spinners Taylor, Matthews and Anisa Mohammed, looking in decent touch.Despite the recent results, Taylor said her side had been working assiduously behind the scenes to strengthen their overall game in preparation for the start of the tournament.“We’re focussing on all areas, trying to get everything right – that’s what you have to do to beat a team, especially a team like Australia,” she pointed out. “We know they’re a strong team so we know we have to get our team right.”She added: “Everyone has their game that they’ve been working on in the nets. Today is a day where people just need to top up and get ready for tomorrow’s game.”SQUADS:WEST INDIES – Stafanie Taylor (captain), Merissa Aguilleria, Reniece Boyce, Shamilia Connell, Shanel Daley, Deandra Dottin, Afy Fletcher, Qiana Joseph, Kyshona Knight, Hayley Matthews, Anisa Mohammed, Chedean Nation, Akeira Peters, Shakera Selman and Felicia WaltersAUSTRALIA – Meg Lanning (captain), Sarah Aley, Kristen Beams, Alex Blackwell, Nicole Bolton, Ashleigh Gardner, Rachael Haynes, Alyssa Healy, Jess Jonassen, Beth Mooney, Ellyse Perry, Megan Schutt, Belinda Vakarewa, Elyse Villani and Amanda-Jade Wellington.
BEHARRY Automotive Limited (BAL), the official distributor of the most popular brand of vehicles, Toyota, has teamed up with the Guyana Motor Racing and Sports Club (GMR&SC).The company, an avid supporter of motorsport here especially circuit racing has shifted its focus to drag racing, specifically round two of the National Championships set for this weekend.The company yesterday handed over its commitment through its representative Leon Hazel to GMR&SC’s Cheryl Gonzalves.On receipt of the sponsorship, the GMR&SC committee welcomed back Beharry, who has been a long-standing supporter of circuit racing locally.“We are thankful to Beharry Automotive Limited for coming onboard with us for this second instalment of drag racing locally,” vice-president Hansraj Singh said.He continued, “We have shared a very fruitful partnership with the company in the past and we are glad that it now extends to drag racing.”“All in all, I think track ‘prep’ should be wrapping up now to ensure that we are set and ready for testing. Persons have been going up there since last week but we have an official practice on Saturday.”Admission to the June 23 event stands at $500 for kids and $1 000 for adults with action beginning at 10:00hrs.Other sponsors are Platinum Car Show, Supreme Bets, R. Kissoon Contracting Services, Deryck Jaisingh Trucking Service and Machinery Rentals, Del Ice Co., Mohamed’s Enterprise, B.M. SOAT Auto Sales, Prem’s Electrical, E-Networks, Motor Trend, Nexus Machine Shop, Power Line, Jumbo Jet Auto Sales, WindJammer Hotel, Cyril’s Taxi, A&R Jiwanram Printery, Blue Spring Water, Choke Gas Station, Special Auto, First Class Auto Spares and Sales, GT Tuners, West Coast Customs Washbay, Tropical Shipping and Imran Autoworks.