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Paving operations expected to cause delays in Decatur County

first_imgGreensburg, in. — The Decatur County Highway Department will be paving on County Road 240 NW at various locations. The operations are expected to cause some traffic delays.last_img

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Becker is best in Arlington Sprints

first_imgDave Becker made his first visit to victory lane this season following the Saturday IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Arlington Raceway. (Photo by Sarah Moriarty)ARLINGTON, Minn. (June 10) – Dave Becker won his first feature of the season in Saturday’s 95.7 the Rock IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Car feature at Arlington Raceway.Becker and his daughter Karlee Block both started on the front row but after the first lap Karlee pulled into the pit with mechanical problems. Mike Stien was then in contention with Becker but soon Neil Stevens rocketed by to take over second place.Becker went on to win with Stevens the runner-up and Trevor Serbus taking third ahead of Stien.Dan Menk led the entire MN 93 IMCA Modified feature, also capturing his first win of the season. There were three different leaders in the B & B Racing Chassis IMCA Stock Car feature, the last of them Matt Speckman.Tony Rialson notched win number one on the season in the Unhinged Pizza IMCA Northern SportMods and Dylan Braunworth won his first feature of the year in the Coors Light IMCA Sport Compacts.Cory Probst won again in the Premier Logistics IMCA Hobby Stocks.last_img read more

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12th African Games: Team Nigeria arrive in Abuja to rousing welcome

first_imgRelatedPosts Minister gives condition for resumption of contact sports Minister pledges support for development of AI, robotics in Nigeria NSF 2020: Sports minister raises fresh hope Team Nigeria arrived in Abuja to a rousing welcome on Sunday after finishing second overall at the just-concluded 12th African Games in Rabat, Morocco. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the team arrived on Sunday evening via a chartered flight. The Minister of Youths and Sports Development, Sunday Dare, and other officials were on hand at the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport to welcome the athletes and officials. Dare commended the contingent for representing the country well and promised them better welfare and preparations for future international competitions. Team Nigeria capped a memorable outing in Morocco with a second place finish, behind defending champions Egypt. Egypt emerged tops on the medals table with 99 gold, 96 silver and 69 bronze medals, while Nigeria won a total of 121 medals. South Africa, Algeria and hosts Morocco complete the top five respectively, after 15 days of sports activities in the North African country. The 12th African Games took place from August 19 to 31. Ghana is scheduled to host the next edition in 2023.Tags: 12th African GamesMoroccoRabatSunday Darelast_img read more

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Pilot missing after US F-15 crashes in North Sea

first_imgSearch and rescue personnel are looking for the pilot of a U.S. Air Force F-15C Eagle that crashed in the North Sea on Monday morning, according to Stars and Stripes.The plane, assigned to the 48th Fighter Wing at RAF Lakenheath in England, was on a routine training mission and had one pilot on board, base officials said. It went down off the coast of East Yorkshire at 9:40 a.m., local time.The cause of the crash and the status of the pilot were not immediately known, they said.An F-15C from the Oregon Air National Guard’s 142nd Fighter Wing skidded to a stop at Joint Base Andrews, Md., last month after the pilot declared an in-flight emergency. No injuries were reported.On June 10, 2018, an F-15C from the 44th Fighter Squadron at Kadena Air Base, Japan, crashed into the ocean south of Okinawa. The pilot ejected and was recovered by Japanese rescue forces.The 48th FW is the only Air Force F-15 fighter wing in Europe, and consists of more than 4,500 active-duty military members.RAF Lakenheath is the largest U.S. Air Force-operated base in England, according to their website.last_img read more

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Update on the latest sports

first_img Associated Press Jamarius Burton has signed with Texas Tech after starting 52 games the past two seasons at Wichita State. Burton averaged 10.3 points and 3.4 assists per game as a sophomore for the Shockers last season.East Tennessee has added guard Jalen Johnson as a graduate transfer from Tennessee. Johnson started two of 31 games he played for the Vols last season, averaging 3.5 points and two rebounds.NHL-BLUES-SCANDELLABlues extend ScandellaST. LOUIS (AP) — The defending Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues have worked out a four-year extension with newly-acquired defenseman Marco Scandella. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSBroncos’ Miller has coronavirusUNDATED (AP) — One of the NFL’s top players is being treated for the coronavirus. — The PGA Tour has hopes of a restart to the season at Colonial on June 11-14 and keeping fans away for at least the first month. Tour officials said Thursday that if government and health authorities give golf the green light, the tour will have an official event every week through Dec. 6 except for the week of Thanksgiving.— The start of the horse racing season at Belmont Park has been postponed indefinitely from the original April 24 date because of the coronavirus. However, the New York Racing Association says it’s committed to holding the Belmont Stakes this year.— The new CEO of the U.S. Tennis Association says he expects a decision on the status of the 2020 U.S. Open to be made by June. Mike Dowse said in a conference call with reporters Thursday that “time is on our side at this point” because the U.S. Open is not scheduled to begin until late August.— The International Skating Union has formally canceled its figure skating and short track world championships because of the pandemic. Both events were originally scheduled for last month but had already been postponed in the early days of the worldwide lockdown.— The NCAA is permitting coaches in all Division I sports to hold up to eight hours per week of virtual meetings and instruction with their players, beginning Monday and lasting through the end of May. Athletes will be required to have at least one day off per week and required physical activities continue to be prohibited. April 17, 2020 Mahoney played 21 games for the Bluejays after transferring from Southeast Missouri, averaging 12 points and 3.1 rebounds as a reserve wing.He can return to Creighton after going through the evaluation process by league executives as long as he doesn’t sign with an agent and withdraws from the draft by June 3.Sophomore guard Ayo Dosunmu also announced he is leaving Illinois to enter the draft. Dosunmu was named a first team All-Big Ten selection last year and was fifth in the conference in scoring at 16.6 points, shooting 48.4 percent in the process.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TRANSFERSAaron Cook, Trey Murphy among latest hoops transfers Update on the latest sports — Family members say a former amateur boxer who in 1984 became the sport’s first black boxing referee and judge at the Olympic games has died. Carmen Williamson died from COVID-19 complications on April 8 at a hospital in Toledo, Ohio. He was 94.NFL-NEWSBrowns GM refutes Beckham trade reportUNDATED (AP) — Cleveland Browns chief strategy officer Paul DePodesta has dismissed a report the team is trying to trade star wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. to the Minnesota Vikings, saying it’s “completely false.”DePodesta says he knows Beckham is excited about the possibilities of what this offensive system could bring for him, adding that he’s excited to have Beckham.center_img LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California quarterback J.T. Daniels has entered the transfer portal, although head coach Clay Helton says he’d welcome him back if he decides to stay at USC.Daniels immediately became the Trojans’ starter as a freshman in 2018, passing for 2,672 yards with 14 touchdowns and 10 interceptions during an inconsistent season. He won the starting job again out of camp last summer but lost it to Kedon Slovis when Daniels injured a knee.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NBA DRAFTMahoney leaving Creighton for NBAUNDATED (AP) — Denzel Mahoney has joined Creighton teammate Ty-Shon Alexander in declaring for the NBA draft. UNDATED (AP) — College basketball players continue to switch teams through transfer rules.Gonzaga says Southern Illinois point guard Aaron Cook will be eligible to play for the Bulldogs next season. The 6-foot-2 Cook played in just six games last season before breaking his shooting hand against Murray State. Cook was leading the Salukis with 15 points and 3.3 assists a game when his season was cut short.Virginia coach Tony Bennett says Trey Murphy III has joined the Cavaliers as a transfer from Rice. The 6-foot-8 Murphy averaged 13.7 points as a sophomore and made 75 3-pointers for the Owls.Wake Forest has announced that Ian DuBose would play next year as a graduate transfer from Houston Baptist. The 6-foot-4 guard averaged 19 points to lead the Southland Conference last season while also becoming that league’s men’s basketball student-athlete of the year with a 3.84 GPA.UConn has added guard Tyrese Martin, a transfer from Rhode Island. The 6-foot-6 rising junior started all 30 games for the Rams last season, averaging 12.8 points and 7.1 rebounds per game. — Colorado Avalanche coach Jared Bednar says his three players that tested positive for the novel coronavirus are feeling better. Bednar said in a teleconference call the players followed the recommended guidelines and self-isolated.— Los Angeles Rams center Brian Allen says he tested positive for COVID-19 three weeks ago. Allen is the first active NFL player to acknowledge testing positive during the coronavirus pandemic. He’s not hospitalized and is “feeling good,” according to a statement issued by the team.— UEFA (yoo-AY’-fuh) is hoping the Champions League final can be played at the end of August in Istanbul, three months after the competition’s showpiece was due to be staged. A person familiar with the planning tells The Associated Press the aim is to play the final on Saturday, Aug. 29. However, the person said that date is only feasible if European leagues are able to resume playing around July or August.— Tokyo Olympic organizers and the International Olympic Committee will try to cut many of the extras out of next year’s postponed games. IOC member John Coates says the IOC priority was to direct “several hundreds of millions of dollars” to help struggling international sports federations and national Olympic committees stay afloat.— An Oakland Athletics minor league manager with COVID-19 has resumed breathing completely on his own for the first time in more than three weeks, according to his fiancee. Nikki Trudeaux says Webster Garrison no longer requires a ventilator but remains weak and unable to speak after having a tube down his throat. Garrison skippered the Class A Stockton Ports last season and is scheduled to manage in the rookie level Arizona League this year. The deal is worth $13.1 million and has an annual salary-cap hit of $3.275 million through the 2023-24 season. Scandella played 11 games with St. Louis and recorded one assist after coming over from Montreal in February before the trade deadline.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Von Miller’s agent says the Denver Broncos linebacker has tested positive for the coronavirus and wanted to come forward with his diagnosis to show doubters how serious the disease is. Joby Branion tells The Associated Press that Miller is in good spirits while resting at his home in Denver and that Miller plans to speak publicly about his diagnosis on Friday.Miller told KUSA-TV in Denver that he developed a cough a couple of days ago. When his nebulizer for his asthma didn’t clear things up, he decided to get tested for the coronavirus.Miller said last week he trained in San Francisco before returning home to Colorado when the stay-at-home measures went into effect to contain the virus.Miller was recently a unanimous pick to the NFL’s All-Decade team of the 2010s.In other developments related to the coronavirus pandemic: Beckham was injured during his first season with the Browns after arriving from the New York Giants in a blockbuster trade 13 months ago.Also in the NFL:— The Saints have re-signed reserve running back and special teams regular Dwayne Washington. The four-year NFL veteran out of Washington has spent the past two seasons with New Orleans, carrying 35 times for 214 yards in that span. He also has had five special teams stops, a deflected punt and a blocked punt recovery in 29 games with the Saints.COLLEGE FOOTBALL-SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA-DANIELSDaniels looking to transferlast_img read more

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du Plessis stands by BLM movement

first_img(ESPNCrincinfo) – Faf du Plessis, South Africa’s Test and T20I captain until February this year, has admitted to having “got it wrong before” as he, alongside Dwaine Pretorius, Rassie van der Dussen, Anrich Nortje and Marizanne Kapp became the first members of the white Afrikaans cricket community in South Africa to publicly voice their support for the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement, joining Lungi Ngidi and 32 former players and five current coaches of colour.“In the last couple of months I have realised that we must choose our battles,” du Plessis, who along with Pretorius has indicated he will take a knee during the 3TC exhibition game on July 18, wrote in an Instagram post yesterday.“We are surrounded by many injustices in our country that require urgent attention and action to fix them. If we wait only for the ones that attack us personally, we will always live for ‘my way vs your way’ and that way leads us nowhere.“So I’ve remained silent, with the intent to listen, but not respond. Slowing down my point of view, but quicker to hear the pain of someone else, I knew that words would be lacking and that my understanding is not close to where it needs to be.“I surrender my opinions and take the knee as an intercessor. I acknowledge that South Africa is still hugely divided by racism and it is my personal responsibility to do my best to emphasise, hear the stories, learn and then be part of the solution with my thoughts, words and actions.”du Plessis acknowledged that his comment earlier this year, in which he had said the team did not see colour – when talking about Temba Bavuma being dropped from the Test team – was naïve.“I have gotten it wrong before. Good intentions were failed by a lack of perspective when I said on a platform that – I don’t see colour,” he said. “In my ignorance I silenced the struggles of others by placing my own view on it.“A race problem is a human race problem, if one part of the body hurts, we all stop, we empathise, we get perspective, we learn and then we tend to the hurting part of the body.“So I am saying that all lives don’t matter UNTIL black lives matter. I’m speaking up now, because if I wait to be perfect, I never will. I want to leave a legacy of empathy. The work needs to continue for the change to come and whether we agree or disagree, conversation is the vehicle for change.”last_img read more

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Aruna Quadri Bows out of German Open, Moves to Swedish Open

first_imgIt was a disappointing out for Aruna Quadri at the ongoing ITTF World Tour tagged German Open, as the Premier Lotto ambassador has been shown the exit in the competition.Following Quadri’s narrow loss to unknown Hungarian – Bence Majoros in the preliminary round, the Nigerian star will be heading to Swedish Open, which holds next week in Stockholm, Sweden. After putting the disappointing 4-2 loss to the Hungarian behind him, Quadri restored his pride with a convincing 4-1 win over Czech Republic’s Michal Obeslo. But the victory could not progress him to the knockout stage of the preliminary round.A not-too-happy Quadri said after his victory over Obeslo that: “I think the second match against the Obeslo was much more difficult having lost the first group match. The first match was a very difficult match because I knew nothing about Hungarian opponent while his style of play was strange with a very strong backhand. I hope I can play better in the next tournament but it happens like this in sports. I am not going to give up, I just have to continue to play and remain focus in training. The tournament is tough because the best players in the world are here and I must also commend the organization of the tournament.”From tomorrow November 9, the main draw of the singles will start with all eyes on the new ITTF World Cup champion, DimitrijOvtcharov and his compatriot – Timo Boll.As the last ITTF World Tour of 2017, Aruna Quadri has been seeded number 22 and the tournament serves off on November 13 with the preliminary round while the main draw will start on November 16 to 19.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Freshman Bryson Williams, senior transfer Paul Jackson talk new beginnings

first_imgThe Wisconsin football program is fierce. Beginning practice with a series of drills and warm-ups, the boys showed a drive to prepare for the spring game coming up in the following week.Freshman nose tackle Bryson Williams, a three-star recruit from Lincoln, Nebraska was available following practice.In high school, Williams was an impressive player; he concluded his three-year varsity career with 195 tackles, 7.5 sacks, and four rushing touchdowns.The program is eager to bring Williams to his full potential and is optimistic about his future as a Badger. When asking Williams about his expectations for his future in the program, he explained that he is excited to get to know his teammates and prove himself on the team.Bucks in six? All eyes toward playoffs in MilwaukeeThe Milwaukee Bucks currently sit as the No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference just one game ahead of the Read…“If they redshirt me they do, but I’m still learning more so I can succeed in the future,” said Williams.One of the key players who he mentioned he was paying close attention to is senior Olive Sagapolu. For this season, Williams is hoping to master the playbook as well as his technique to set himself up for the next four years.Senior Paul Jackson, a transfer from Notre Dame College as well as Dodge City Community College, was also available for interviews. Jackson explained that the transition went very smoothly from a small Division II school in Ohio to the roaring Big Ten Division I enthusiasm that Wisconsin offers. He originally played as a wide receiver, but now he will be playing as an outside linebacker in the upcoming season.March Madness: Villanova, DiVincenzo dismiss Michigan for national titleSitting atop the College Basketball world for the second time in three seasons, Villanova University defeated the University of Michigan Read…Jackson has fully embraced the Wisconsin experience so far: “I really appreciate all that the coaches offer through their past experiences, and that constantly learning more is constantly improving our game.”Jackson had also mentioned as well as Williams that technique plays a critical role in the game and they are hard at work perfecting it. He is hopeful for the opportunity to play in the upcoming season and is looking forward to hearing the crowd and enthusiasm that Camp Randall has to offer for the fall 2018 season.The Badger’s defense has definitely targeted their goals for the season and are hard at work perfecting their techniques. I’m sure Badger fans all around are eager to see how this defense will perform during the upcoming season.last_img read more

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Soccer keeps win streak alive in overtime battle

first_img“Our team grew up a little bit today because we were tested, and we were pushed in ways that we needed and we are going to need moving forward,” McAlpine said. “We found a way to win on a day where we didn’t play our best, and that’s what it’s all about. If you want to do great things later, you have to be able to find ways to do this.” USC will have a full week of practice before hitting the road Friday to face Baylor. The game will be the Trojans’ last non-conference outing before Pac-12 play begins against No. 2 Stanford. Just seconds before halftime, redshirt senior utility Natalie Jacobs found the back of the net on a deflection, and the Trojans were back on top at the break. USC has scored multiple goals in every game this season, so this match was no different. McAlpine also spoke of the importance of winning games on nights where not everything is clicking for the team. No. 3 USC women’s soccer narrowly defeated Seattle University 3-2 in overtime Friday night, extending the team’s record-breaking win streak to seven games.  The Trojans got off to their usual fast start, as junior forward Tara McKeown found sophomore forward Penelope Hocking in the 23rd minute for Hocking’s sixth goal of the season. McKeown and Hocking have been stellar as a duo throughout the non-conference play. Seattle was able to force overtime, and USC head coach Keidane McAlpine said that was impressed by the Redhawks’ performance. “Tonight was a tough one in many ways,” McAlpine said in an interview with USC Athletics. “I thought Seattle did a great job in the game tonight.”  Extra time was short-lived as junior midfielder Arlie Jones finished a second-chance opportunity outside the 6-yard box in the 93rd minute. The game-winner was Jones’ second goal this season, adding her to the list of four USC players with 2 or more goals so far this season.center_img USC’s lead did not last long, as Seattle equalized in the 32nd minute with a header goal by redshirt senior defender Olivia Ovenell off a free kick from 40 yards out. This was the first goal conceded by the Trojan defense in the last 249 minutes of play. Sophomore forward Tara McKeown has been one of the top players in the nation this season, leading USC to a perfect start.  (Ling Luo / Daily Trojan) “[It was] not our best performance, but we found a way to win,” McAlpine said. The Trojans entered overtime with experience under their belt from earlier this season when they played past 90 minutes against then-No. 1 Florida State and came out on top. The Trojans improved to a 7-0 record on the season, while the Redhawks dropped to 3-3-1. The Trojans outshot the Redhawks 11 to 4 in the second half, but Seattle was able to capitalize in the 84th minute as junior forward Leahi Manthei took advantage of a loose ball to tie the game at 2 goals each. The Trojans maintained their perfect record, although the game was not a pretty one.last_img read more

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CasinoBeats Malta on track for 24-26 March

first_img StumbleUpon Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital 2020 announces free ticket initiative July 21, 2020 Submit Related Articles SBC’s Barcelona Summit to become digital-only event May 29, 2020 International gaming event organiser SBC Events has confirmed that its CasinoBeats Malta conference, being held at the InterContinental Hotel in Malta, will go ahead on 24-26 March as planned. Rasmus Sojmark, CEO of SBC Events, explained: “There is obviously great concern around the globe about the outbreak of the Corona virus and the uncertainty that builds up as a result of such an unfortunate and fast moving situation.“However as it stands the island of Malta remains free from infection of COVID-19. Moreover, it seems that the reactions of health authorities to the crisis since its emergence are effectively controlling its diffusion and there remains no advice to avoid public gatherings from authorities.“Given that CasinoBeats Malta will mainly attract industry executives based on the island, the event is to go ahead as planned after consultation with our speakers, sponsors and local key supporters.“We will, of course, keep monitoring the situation closely and take on-board advice from official quarters, but at the moment it is business as usual in Malta.”While media coverage of the COVID-19 outbreak is extensive and concerning, it is not preventing large-scale public events in most European countries. Next week’s Cheltenham Festival in the UK remains on with government blessing and the Barcelona marathon with 17,000 participants will be run the week after.The gambling industry itself has seen postponements of some events, but these have mainly been located in areas with high occurrence of contagion. Given Malta remains free of infection, SBC Events feels it is important to take a sensible approach and continue with the event while monitoring official advice from the Maltese authorities.The dates for Betting on Sports America, being held in New Jersey on 28-30 April 2020, and Betting on Sports Europe, being held at Stamford Bridge in London on 2-4 June 2020, also remain in place while the global situation develops. FAQHave there been any changes to CasinoBeats Malta as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak?As it stands, there have been no material changes to the event as a result of the COVID-19 outbreak. Events of this scale always have tweaks to the schedule and line-up in the run up to the event. Stay up-to date with the latest agenda and schedule at https://sbcevents.com/casinobeats-malta/What happens if greater virus containment restrictions are introduced?At the moment everything is running to the original CasinoBeats Malta timeline of 24-26 March. However should the situation develop which would make the event impossible to hold, then an alternate date will be found later this year. All tickets will be transferred to the new date automatically.What happens if I cannot make any rescheduled date?Then you will be eligible for a refund or would be able to transfer the ticket to one of the other SBC Events planned for this year: Betting on Sports America, being held in New Jersey on 28-30 April 2020, Betting on Sports Europe, being held at Stamford Bridge in London on 2-4 June 2020, and SBC Summit in Barcelona on 8-11 September. Share SBC Summit Barcelona – Digital unveils unrivalled speaker line-up August 19, 2020last_img read more

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