Another 21 people were reportedlyinjured in the collision on Thursday. In May this year, eight people werekilled when a bus carrying 44 people overturned on the Qom-Tehran highway –reportedly because the driver fell asleep at the wheel.(BBC) IRAN – At least 28 Afghan nationalswere killed in a crash in Iran, according to the country’s Ilna newsagency. At least 28 Afghan nationals were killed in a van collision in Iran on Thursday. BBC.COM Two vans crashed into each other nearthe town of Khash, in the south-eastern Sistan and Baluchistan province,reports said. Iran is one of the deadliest countriesin the world for road traffic accidents, according to the World HealthOrganization. The area is commonly used by allegedtraffickers transporting migrants across the Afghan border.
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Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has condemned the “alarmist” words of his Napoli counterpart Aurelio De Laurentiis ahead of their Champions League Round of 16 return leg. The second leg of their tie is scheduled for Saturday (8 August) at the Camp Nou, and Bartomeu’s comments come after Napoli president De Laurentiis called for the tie to be moved to a neutral venue. Last week, it emerged that UEFA had approached the Health Department of the Generalitat in Catalonia to seek further assurances of the health of all participants ahead of the tie after a spike in Covid-19 infections in the North-Eastern area of Spain. However, the Catalan government have subsequently confirmed that the game can safely be held at the Blaugrana’s home stadium due to the current situation. “I do not share at all the words of the president of Napoli,” Bartomeu told BeIn Sports, in quotes carried by El Mundo Deportivo. “He has his reasons but I think it is logical that we try to make things return to normal and normality is that the teams play in their stadiums. “Alarmist messages like his are bad for everyone, the correct message is that of UEFA, who are trying to ensure that normality is restored and we all follow the protocol. I very much agree with UEFA and also with the finals in Lisbon. Promoted ContentBest Car Manufacturers In The World6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneThe Best Cars Of All TimeBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities In The World Where Education Costs Too MuchThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldThe Best Tarantino Movie Yet7 Black Hole Facts That Will Change Your View Of The Universe10 Hyper-Realistic 3D Street Art By OdeithTop 7 Best Car Manufacturers Of All Time8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth Loading… “From the beginning we thought it would be played here, it would have been very strange not to play at Camp Nou. “The situation is improving in Barcelona and in Catalonia, infections are receding, we wear a mask and we comply with hygiene to the maximum, the situation is normal.” Napoli president De Laurentiis Read Also: Europa League: Man United, Inter reach Europa League last eight The first leg of the clash between the two ended 1-1 all the way back in February in Naples, with the winners taking on either Bayern Munich or Chelsea in the last eight. The Champions League matches will be held at neutral venues in Germany from the quarter-final stage onwards this year. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享
Justin Mitchell led flag to flag when IMCA Late Models made their weekly return to Marshalltown Speedway on Friday night. (Photo by Bruce Badgley, Motor Sports Photography)MARSHALLTOWN, Iowa (May 5) – Justin Mitchell was the dominant winner Friday night, when IMCA Late Models made their return to the weekly race program at Marshalltown Speedway.Mitchell led from start to finish. Seventh place starter Jason Hahne was the runner up and hometown driver Darrel DeFrance was third.Kyle Brown took the early lead in the IMCA Modified feature, and never looked back on his way to the winner’s circle, a $1,000 check and a spot on the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Jesse Hoeft made the haul down from Forest City and finished second. Jacob Murray started ninth and finished third.Jeff Mueller stamped his first win in the books at Marshalltown in the IMCA Sunoco Stock Car division and looked strong in doing so. Mueller started sixth, and led from lap three on his way to victory.Donavon Smith started in the row behind Mueller and ended up a close second place. Third was Michael Jaennette.Shannon Anderson took the win in the IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks. Anderson battled it out with Eric Stanton much of the race but Stanton had to be content with second place. Third was Eric Knutson.The Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature went to Doug Smith. Smith took the lead at lap 12 and put his Rage Chassis in victory lane. Jared VanDeest was digging hard, but had to settle for second after starting 10th on the grid. Sam Wieben was third.
Lily Eckstein with family members and county officialsRipley County, In. — The Association of Indiana Counties (AIC) and SRI, Inc. have named a local fourth grader as the National County Government Week essay contest winner for the AIC’s Southeast District.Lily Eckstein’s essay was chosen over entries from other fourth graders across the district. Eckstein, a student at St. Nicholas Elementary School, received $100 for winning the contest. One winner was chosen in each of the AIC’s six districts.This year’s theme was “Ensuring the Administration of the Indiana Elections Process.” Essays were judged on how well students discussed the county’s role in the election process.Eckstein was awarded the prize last week during the AIC Southeast District Meeting in Switzerland County. The meeting also included a synopsis of the 2019 Indiana Legislative Session by AIC legislative staff.
London: Southampton have announced that their players will defer part of their salaries amid the coronavirus pandemic, becoming the first English Premier League side to do so.According to a BBC Sport report, manager Ralph Hasenhuttl and his staff, as well as the board of directors, will also adopt the measure until June.The English Premier League had earlier proposed a universal 30 per cent pay-cut for all players.However, the Professional Footballers’ Association said that would hit tax contributions to the NHS.On Monday, Premier League players launched the #PlayersTogether initiative to generate and distribute funds to the NHS, the report said.Southampton have also said they will not be using the government’s furlough scheme during April, May and June and all staff not deferring their salaries will “continue to receive 100 per cent of their pay”.The Professional Footballers Association head Gordon Taylor has donated 500,000 pounds ($617,000) to the Premier League players fund for the National Health Service (NHS).Liverpool have also reversed their decision to place some non-playing staff on temporary leave.The Premier League giants last week had said they were going to apply to the government’s taxpayer-funded job retention scheme. IANSAlso Read: Reliance Foundation Young Champs dominate Southampton FCAlso watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rations
For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Shikhar Dhawan blasted a century in the 2015 World Cup against South Africa.India has won only one out of four World Cup encounters against South Africa.Shikhar Dhawan’s 137 is the highest individual score in World Cup contests for India vs South Africa. In the opening game of the 2013 Champions Trophy in Cardiff, it was Dhawan who set the tone when he smashed 114 and shared a partnership of 127 with Rohit Sharma. The duo had opened for the first time and Dhawan’s knock ensured that India not only found stability at the top but they had found two men who could cope with South Africa’s pace barrage. Dhawan’s knock helped India win by 25 runs and they went on to win the title.In the 2015 World Cup clash in Melbourne, India had carried the baggage of history having not won their previous three encounters against South Africa in this tournament. Dhawan decided to change that fact in a comprehensive way. The left-hander blasted 137 and shared a brilliant partnership with Ajinkya Rahane who blasted 79 as India finally broke the jinx by registering a win against the Proteas for the first time in the tournament.Dhawan would continue to hurt them in the next major ICC ODI tournament. In the 2017 ICC Champions Trophy, Quinton de Kock hammered a fifty but they were restricted by the discipline of the Indian bowlers and they managed just 191 all out. Dhawan ensured that they stayed down for the count with a magnificent 78 and aided by Virat Kohli’s 76, India won by eight wickets and knocked South Africa out of the tournament.With South Africa low on confidence with two losses and with injuries to key players, they are staring at yet another special knock from Dhawan. The left-hander, who failed in the two warm-up games, might seize his moment and deliver the knock-out blow to South Africa in a major tournament again. highlights New Delhi: For South Africa, their cricketing ‘chokes’ in major ICC tournaments right from 1992 is the stuff nightmares are made up of. In every edition, they have exited the tournament in a fashion that has caused their fans plenty of hurt. When it comes to the field in major ICC tournaments, there has been only one player who has caused them plenty of grief in crucial stages of either the World Cup or the Champions Trophy. For the last six years, this player has consistently hurt South Africa on the grand stage. South Africa is gearing up for their clash against India at Southampton in the ICC Cricket World Cup and they come face-to-face with their ultimate nightmare – Shikhar Dhawan.In contests between South Africa and India in World Cups, South Africa hold a 3-1 advantage. However, when one expands the ambit to the ICC Champions Trophy and the World T20, India hold a huge 9-4 advantage. In the last two Champions Trophies, India has won both the encounters. In the World Cup, India managed to break the South Africa jinx in the 2015 World Cup in Melbourne all because of one man, Shikhar Dhawan.
Zhao Lim/The Badger HeraldWith Northwestern quarterback Dan Persa out for the season due to injury, the Badgers wanted to force the Wildcats’ replacements into a few mistakes in the season finale Saturday.After four quarters of play and an eventual 70-23 win clinching a share of the conference title, UW had done all that and more creating an astounding seven turnovers.Junior defensive end J.J. Watt, the Badgers’ leading defensive playmaker all season long, was a catalyst for almost all of them.Mission accomplished. Big Ten title accomplished.And to no one’s surprise it was Watt leading the way for the UW defense.“In the league, there are a lot of good players out there, but J.J. is, at his position and what he has done for our defense, I can’t say there is anybody in our league that is comparable,” head coach Bret Bielema said.Watt made his initial impact on the regular season finale by getting pressure on redshirt freshman quarterback Evan Watkins during NU’s first series of the day.Watt got right in the face of Watkins, who was unable to step into his throw and the pass was intercepted by safety Jay Valai.On Northwestern’s next series, Watt made his presence known once again, sacking Watkins and forcing a fumble that was recovered by Tyler Dippel.At the start of the second quarter the junior was at it again.This time Watt leveled quarterback Kain Colter as he was getting set to throw and the ball flew straight up into the air, giving Mike Taylor an easy interception.Later in the first half, Watkins was finally able to escape the UW pass rush, but that didn’t stop Watt from chasing down the play. Watt caught up with Watkins 20 yards downfield and stripped the ball allowing Aaron Henry to grab the fumble recovery.All these turnovers by the Wisconsin defense meant a lot of work for the UW offense and they were up to the rather exhausting task.“I don’t know how they were doing that. Oh man, that was awesome, they were just playing their butts off,” sophomore center Pete Konz said of the UW defense. “Sometimes, we would just get back to sit down and catch our breath after some of those plays and we’d be right back out. I’m like, ‘Give us a break guys!’” And after all that, Watt still had a couple more tricks up his sleeve.Following a Northwestern touchdown that cut the UW lead to 40, Watt got his hand up and blocked the extra point attempt, his third blocked kick of the season.And as the third quarter neared its conclusion, Watt hurried Watkins once again and free safety Aaron Henry snagged an easy interception over the middle.“J.J. makes my job, everybody else in the secondary’s job a whole lot easier,” Henry said. “We have a star player in J.J., but he’s not the only player that can make plays. And as you guys can see, even with double-teams, this guy still gets off of them.”All in a days work for one of the best defensive linemen in the nation.“He’s got great instincts. He has the ability to anticipate plays, knocking down balls, running down plays from behind. He plays 100 miles an hour with a huge heart,” Bielema said. “One of four finalists for the Lott award, and if anybody’s playing better than him, I’d like to know.”The Wisconsin offense continued its streak of dominance with another explosive outing, but Watt and the Badger defense wanted to give the Badger faithful something to cheer about as well.“I was just trying to have some fun. It’s the last game of the year at Camp Randall, so we have to give the fans a little bit of a show,” Watt said. “Our offense always puts on a big show so on defense we had to put on a show as well, and we did that in a big way.”
Dominic Lamolinara sat in the Carrier Dome stands and looked out at the atmosphere that he always wanted to be a part of. It was Feb. 9, 2011, and the Syracuse men’s basketball team was hosting Georgetown in front of 26,904 fans. The crowd was raucous. It stuck with the Orange until the end of the game, and that caught Lamolinara’s attention. At the time, he was a freshman goalie at Maryland and the Terrapins were scrimmaging Syracuse the next day. Coming out of St. Mary’s (Md.) High School, it was his dream to play in Central New York, but his recruiting process kept him local in College Park. Then it clicked. When the Terps returned home, Lamolinara immediately applied to transfer. “It was just the right move for me,” Lamolinara said. “Syracuse was always somewhere I wanted to play and at that time it made sense.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOn Saturday, Lamolinara will face his former program in the regular season for the first time when No. 2 Syracuse (2-0) hosts No. 5 Maryland (2-0) at 1 p.m. at the Carrier Dome. The senior goalie played 6:15 in three games for Maryland in 2011 before a coaching change and crowded net led him north — where he’s since become the orchestrator of a back line preparing to play its first-ever Atlantic Coast Conference game. “He’s from Maryland and he went to the University of Maryland,” SU head coach John Desko said. “I’m sure it’s important for him and he wants to play well.”Lamolinara was a standout goalie in high school, but didn’t have the pedigree to attract Syracuse.Instead then-Maryland head coach Dave Cottle took Lamolinara as a preferred walk-on. UMD was where both of his parents went, and going there allowed him to stay close to the school where he was a team captain, most valuable player and collected 253 saves as a standout senior. But Maryland didn’t provide Lamolinara with the opportunity to showcase his talent at the collegiate level. Niko Amato, the nation’s No. 1 goalie in Lamolinara’s class, and Kyle Bernlohr, the eighth-ranked goalie in the following class, both committed, and Cottle was replaced by current Terps head coach John Tillman before the start of the season. An injury to senior goalie Mark White allowed Lamolinara to fight for the starting spot during the season, but Amato had been with the team for a year and half as a redshirt and swept in to corral the starting spot he’ll jog out to this weekend. “(Lamolinara) had done a really good job of improving,” Tillman said. “Yet we just felt that Niko was just a little farther ahead. Who knows if they would have come at the same time.“We know we’re going to have to take good shots to put it in against him on Saturday.”Tillman listed Lamolinara’s strength as being able to use his athleticism to make difficult saves clearing the ball. But he also acknowledged that it’s been three years and Maryland will have to watch tape to pick up on the senior’s tendencies. Lamolinara echoed that, saying he isn’t too familiar with any players on the current Terrapins roster. A lot of Maryland’s key players weren’t around when he was there, and he hasn’t done too much to keep up with the Terps since leaving. “There’s not much information I can provide on these guys,” Lamolinara said. “We just know it’s going to be a tough start to the ACC schedule.”Syracuse’s goalie situation has been unclear since the team started practice in January. In its first two games, Lamolinara started and was replaced by junior Bobby Wardwell at halftime.Desko said on Tuesday that the Orange will stick with that approach for the foreseeable future. But he also said that if Lamolinara were to get hot, he’d have to ride him into the second half. And what better game than Maryland for Lamolinara to give his coach no choice but to leave him on the field for 60 minutes. Said SU senior Billy Ward: “Dom’s not the guy to say it, but he’d be lying if he said this game hasn’t been circled on his calendar.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on February 20, 2014 at 2:00 am Contact Jesse: email@example.com | @dougherty_jesse
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 4, 2014 at 11:35 pm Contact Josh: firstname.lastname@example.org Syracuse players rose from the bench time and time again in anticipation of a made 3-pointer. After attempts repeatedly clanked off the backboard, rimmed out or missed the hoop altogether, the group sat back down in disappointment.Brianna Butler’s signature step-backs weren’t falling. An Isabella Slim right-corner 3 fell well short of the basket. In total, SU missed 33-of-40 shots from beyond the arc.But despite the poor outside shooting, the No. 21 Orange (6-1) cruised to a 61-39 victory over Penn State (1-6) as part of the Atlantic Coast Conference-Big Ten Challenge in the Carrier Dome on Thursday night. Butler was the team’s second-leading scorer with 14 points, but finished 4-of-19 from beyond the arc and was at the forefront of a group of 3-point shooters that struggled against the Nittany Lions.“We actually should have taken like 55 3s,” Syracuse head coach Quentin Hillsman said. “I thought that Brianna Butler passed up about 10 3s. She should have taken 30 of them.“I know it sounds crazy, but I’m being really serious.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith 8:12 left in the first half and the Orange leading 21-15, Diamond Henderson rose up for a 3 opposite the SU bench. Syracuse’s injured guard Brittney Sykes stood and yelled, “Give me one! Give me one!”The shot missed.Two minutes later, Butler attempted a 3 from the left wing. The entire Syracuse bench rose again in unison, but the shot back-rimmed. Less than a minute later, the small forward missed another 3.“It can be (discouraging) when you’re not seeing the ball go through the net,” Butler said. “But you’ve just got to continue to be positive. And Coach is always telling me to shoot the ball more, and so are my teammates.”It wasn’t only Butler, though, that was struggling from deep, as Slim hasn’t exactly lived up to what Hillsman expects of her in a starting role. The head coach said Wednesday that Slim is in the starting five because she’s an immediate threat from deep. But only one time this season has she made a 3-point shot before being subbed out.On Thursday, she missed a 3-pointer at just more than two minutes in, committed a defensive foul on the ensuing possession and was replaced 22 seconds later by Taylor Ford. SU was getting plentiful looks from long range because of the openings in the Nittany Lions defense, but they just weren’t falling.“I think our shots from beyond the arc were more coming because we were open,” guard Maggie Morrison said. “Getting shots against a zone, especially 3s, is part of our offense.”Morrison shot 1-of-5 from deep range — her only make coming on a wild shot that bounced on the top of the backboard before falling through to give the Orange a 44-26 lead six minutes into the second half.Despite shooting 17.5 percent from deep, Syracuse wasn’t discouraged from shooting more.“Most of my shots tonight were short,” Morrison said. “But like Bri said, Coach is saying keep shooting them, keep taking them, and it’s nice to Briana (Day) under the basket picking up rebounds and having our backs.”Toward the end of regulation, SU ditched its up-tempo offense and tried to work out of a set offense. With three minutes to go, SU point guard Alexis Peterson dribbled down the shot clock and fed Butler, who missed another 3.On the next possession, Peterson found Slim, who had an open 3 on the left wing. Hillsman yelled at her twice to “Shoot the ball”, but Slim instead threw a cross-court pass to Butler, who air-balled a 3 as the shot clock expired.Luckily for the Orange, it gathered 19 offensive rebounds. The team also converted 10-of-12 free-throws, easing away an otherwise poor shooting performance.Said Hillsman: “Obviously you don’t want to be 7-of-40 from beyond the arc, but honestly I think we probably passed up 10 or 15 shots beyond the arc that were wide open.” Comments