Batesville Goodwill holding grand re-opening

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — The Batesville Goodwill will be holding its grand re-opening on Wednesday at 9:00 AM.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Goodwill.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.That’s Michael Flannery, Ohio Valley Goodwill’s Public Information Officer.The Batesville Goodwill will be doing something a little different with its specials.Audio Playerhttp://wrbiradio.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Goodwill-1.mp300:0000:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume.WRBI will be broadcasting live during the grand re-opening celebration from 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM.last_img

Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury fight

first_imgRelatedPosts No directive to constitute disciplinary committee against us — Ojudu, others ‘Army Officer’ in EFCC net for alleged multiple fraud COVID-19: NCAA to revoke erring airlines licence over non-compliance Andy Ruiz Jr wants Tyson Fury if he can deliver a repeat performance against Anthony Joshua.The “Destroyer” is set to defend his WBA ‘Super’, WBO and IBF world heavyweight titles in a rematch against Joshua in December.Scheduled to take place in Saudi Arabia, the bout presents Ruiz with the opportunity to prove his seventh round stoppage of the former unified world champion was no fluke, after dropping Joshua four times on his US debut.The fight at Madison Square Garden captured the imagination of fans and foes alike across the globe, with the 30-year-old now one of the biggest names in boxing’s blue-ribbon division.Lineal champion Fury previously told fans he would beat the Mexican with one arm, while WBC champion Deontay Wilder has also reiterated his desire to become undisputed world heavyweight champion.But speaking to “Iron” Mike Tyson on his podcast, Ruiz Jr revealed he wanted to face Fury at some point in the near future.After that, the stocky slugger is looking to join his dad in the construction industry, despite claims he could represent Mexico at the 2020 Olympic Games in Tokyo.Ruiz said on ‘Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson’: “I know I became the champion of the world and I want to defend it a lot of times.“I want to fight Tyson Fury.“But in life after boxing – my dad’s a contractor, so I want to build an empire in construction and build a lot of houses over there in my hometown.”Fans would be foolish to write off Ruiz again as he made a mockery of the 25-1 underdog status he was handed by bookies prior to the fight against Joshua in June.In fact, his upset victory was the biggest in heavyweight history since Tyson himself was knocked out by Buster Douglas back in 1990 in Tokyo.The similarities between the two underdogs prior to the bouts are startling; critics wrote both men off before the first bell even sounded, with Tyson’s corner men failing to even bring an ice pack as they thought the fight would end in a conclusive knockout for the undisputed world champion.And, like Douglas, Ruiz dominated the fight against the far more physically imposing champion. Driven by a desire to prove his doubters wrong, the Snickers-fuelled Ruiz made a mockery of critics who judged his ability based on his rotund appearance.He added: “I was like, mother****ers I did it.“Everybody that was hating, but I still love the doubters too, they’re all fans, I don’t care.“But my kids are the most motivation right now.”—last_img read more

Windies backing pace attack for England clash today

first_imgSOUTHAMPTON, England (CMC) – Underdogs West Indies will hope persistent rain stays away as they renew their mouth-watering rivalry with tournament favourites England here today, in a clash expected to be headlined by a battle of the quicks.Three of the last four matches in the World Cup have been abandoned as no results due to rain – two without a ball bowled – and with showers all day here yesterday and more forecast for today, there are fears the weather could also mar the contest at the Rose Bowl.Dealt a blow when the elements allowed only 45 balls in their fixture against South Africa on Monday here, West Indies are hoping for a full game in order to put their World Cup campaign back on track after their defeat to Australia also helped to derail the promising start.“I think we want to cover all three departments in terms of batting, bowling and fielding,” captain Jason Holder told media here yesterday.“We have gone really well with the ball so far, in taking new-ball wickets and bowling two teams out in the games we have played.“I think in terms of our fielding, we could definitely touch up there, but I think generally over the last couple of months, if you look at our fielding overall, we have improved a lot in this World Cup so far.”He added: “And as a batting unit, we just had a plan against Australia so if we get ourselves back into that situation, we just need to take a little bit more responsibility and take the game home.”West Indies were left with only themselves to blame after they botched what should have been a simple run chase after limiting Australia to 288, in their second game.They were 190 for four in the 35th over but then suffered a middle and lower order collapse, to lose by 15 runs at Trent Bridge.Holder said the Caribbean side’s batting was one of several improvements made in recent months which needed to be sustained in the ongoing tournament.“I think there’s always room for improvement. As I said before, we can always take responsibility as batters to see games through, bat very deep,” Holder pointed out.“As I said before, we’ve always asked the top four batsmen to go down to the 45th over and give ourselves a chance and other guys to support them.“And having said that, I think we have done a lot of great things over the last couple of weeks as well. Our bowling has been really good. You have seen young Oshane Thomas come alight, Sheldon (Cottrell), and practically all our bowlers have been putting up their hands and doing a fantastic job.”He continued: “It is just for them to continue that, stay fit and healthy, and then for our batters to keep going. I just think it’s the situation over a long period of time with this tournament. You have to keep your form going and you have to keep hungry for success and keep churning out runs. That is all I can ask for.”The contest brings together some of the fastest bowlers on show at the World Cup. Jofra Archer, ironically born and raised in Barbados, will spearhead England’s attack alongside Mark Wood – both capable of consistently touching speeds of 95 miles per hour.Rookie Thomas, meanwhile, along with Cottrell and Andre Russell have all also put their pace on show, roughing up opposing batsmen in hostile spells, to lead West Indies’ attack.That same aggression saw the Windies draw 2-2 in a tantalising five-match series in the Caribbean this year and Holder said his side intended to bring the same attacking approach today.“I think the brand of cricket we have been playing so far in this World Cup, you know what to expect of West Indies now,” he stressed.“For us, we are not going to back down from the challenge. Most of our guys are always up for the challenge and it is just a matter for us to be smart. And I don’t think there is anything else to be said, just be smart and play the brand of cricket we want to play.”He continued: “We’ve been getting wickets. I think previously we haven’t been getting wickets in the middle. We have always got wickets with the new ball but previously we haven’t been able to get wickets in the middle overs.“And it’s been a talking point over the last couple of months in one-day cricket and now in this tournament we have been able to get wickets in the middle overs which definitely broke the back of most teams.“I think if we continue in that vein, we will be a force to be reckoned with but we have to take it game by game. This game against England, as I said before, is a very, very important game and we have just got to dot all of our i’s and cross our t’s.”last_img read more

Royals clash with Raiders tonight for LABA/YBG Under-19 title

first_imgVICTORY Valley Royals and Retrieve Raiders will tonight square off for the Linden Amateur Basketball Association (LABA)-organised Youth Basketball Guyana (YBG) Under-19 championship honours at the Mackenzie Sports Club hard court.The final was to be played last Saturday but because of unforeseen circumstances was not played..To reach the final, the unbeaten Victory Valley Royals defeated Kings 78-43 and Retrieve Raiders overcame Amelia’s Ward Jets 57-50 in the other semifinal action.The Raiders led 18-15 at the end of the first quarter in their semifinal clash but the scores were locked at 27 when the first half ended.The third quarter did not separate the two as the scores were locked 46-46 when the third quarter elapsed, but the Raiders were able to record a 57-50 final score when the game ended.last_img read more

Young volleyball team lives up to expectations

first_imgWisconsin freshman Alexis Mitchell contributed 14 kills with no errors to the fifth-place Badgers\’ loss to Purdue last Friday.[/media-credit]With the first half of the Big Ten season almost under wraps, the Wisconsin volleyball team (9-8, 4-4) faces two big conference matchups this weekend at the UW Field House. Beginning Friday night, the Badgers will host No. 8 Illinois (14-3, 6-2), and the next night, Northwestern (11-9, 2-6) will come to Madison.Coming off a weekend split on the road that saw the Badgers fall to Purdue 3-1 and then later defeat Indiana 3-2, Wisconsin stands in fifth place in the conference standings. At his press conference Monday, head coach Pete Waite expressed his satisfaction of how his team has been performing lately.“I was pleased that we came back on Sunday against Indiana at their place (and) won in five,” Waite said. “And on both nights we had some good performances. Alexis Mitchell was very, very good (for a) freshman middle blocker. Against Purdue: 14 kills, no errors, which is amazing for a young player, and some players don’t have that in their careers. So that was outstanding.”Midseason assessmentWith the conference schedule officially half over after this weekend, the Badgers have had numerous occasions to gauge their talent and assess their potential.“I really like — in the last couple of weeks — the progress we’ve made,” Waite said. “To get a split on the road was still pretty good for us. We’re in the middle of the Big Ten right now and I might not have seen us there early in the season, the way we started against Iowa. I’m happy with where we are.”Waite was referencing Wisconsin’s Big Ten opener against Iowa on Sept. 23, where the Badgers were outmatched in a four-set, 3-1 loss. Since then, UW has improved its overall play and Waite is impressed with what he has seen.Developing a young teamWith 11 underclassmen on the roster, Waite has been coaching a remarkably young team that has started to come together in recent weeks.“We believed they could [be good], but they weren’t sure of themselves and they’re just going to have holes in different parts of their game where they could lose points and give unforced errors to the opponent,” Waite said of his young players. “And in rally scoring, that just kills you. They really learned to limit the unforced errors — the service errors, the blocking errors, the attack errors.”With the Badgers in the thick of the Big Ten race and plenty of matches left to play, there is cause for excitement with this team and Waite recognizes it.“Absolutely, they’re starting to believe in themselves. They’re starting to look at everybody as somebody they can beat, not somebody to be worried about so much but somebody to go after.”last_img read more

Daily Trojan: Celebrating 100 years of journalism

first_imgThe Daily Trojan, first published in 1912, has been providing the USC community with campus news and information for 100 years. Get the scoop on DT‘s history, developments and continuing legacy.Special Edition SupplementCentennial: Celebrating Daily TrojanOrigins: Editors lay foundation for campus news outletTechnology: Means of production evolve throughout the yearsLegacies: Lessons learned by former editors in chiefCommentary: Campus publications continue to forge pathsTimeline: One hundred yearsFrom the Archives: Students caught trying to alter Hollywood signFrom the Archives: Trojan Olympians play Conquest during GamesDaily Trojan HistoryA Trojan traditionWhere are they now?Editors in Chief: 1912-2012last_img

Superlatives from Syracuse’s 72-58 win over Colgate

first_imgSyracuse (8-1) beat Patriot League foe Colgate (3-6), 72-58 Saturday afternoon inside the Carrier Dome. The Orange has now won 52 consecutive games against Colgate, though it didn’t come easy. Colgate hung around for much of the game.SU has now won back-to-back games since falling to then-No. 2 Kansas a week ago. Seven days before Syracuse visits former Big East rival Georgetown, sophomore guard Tyus Battle led SU in scoring with 24 points. Freshman forward Oshae Brissett added 20 in front of an announced attendance of 21,380.Here are superlatives from the game.Stud: Tyus BattleIt is apparent Battle has stepped into the cockpit of Syracuse’s offense, scoring at least 18 points in all but one game this year. His eight-point performance came when he exited the game due to a back injury against Toledo on Nov. 22. Otherwise, he has commanded the SU offense and carried it through nine games. He entered Saturday with a team-leading 20.3 points per game average while shooting 46 percent from the field. Against the Raiders, he had 15 at the half to lead all scorers.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textWith 10 minutes left in the game and Syracuse up nine, Battle stepped into a 3 to push SU’s lead to 12. Then he hit a jumper on SU’s next possession. Less than a minute later, he drove hard with his right hand and drew a foul. He made both free throws, extending SU’s lead to 13. The three plays are indicative of his versatility, as he stretched the floor with a 3, pull-upped from midrange and got to the basket off the dribble.Dud: Matthew Moyer’s encore attemptTuesday night against Connecticut at Madison Square Garden, Moyer scored a career-high 18 points. After the game he said, “If I get going like this, I’m going to be a problem for a lot of teams.”Against the Raiders, Moyer missed his first shot attempt, a corner 3. SU head coach Jim Boeheim immediately turned to his right to sub-in Marek Dolezaj, who checked in on the next whistle: a Moyer traveling violation. Moyer finished with zero points in eight minutes because he sat on the bench with a towel over his shoulders for most of the second frame. His contributions on the defensive end are what make him a starter, but his offensive struggles this season resurfaced Saturday.Highlight: Oshae Brissett’s and-one dunkUp 11 with two minutes until the break, freshman forward Oshae Brissett posted up on Colgate forward Will Rayman. An entry pass fed to his right hip, Brissett turned and took a pound dribble. He rose up with two hands and dunked on Rayman despite the foul. He made the ensuing free throw to complete the three-point play and draw strong approval from the crowd.Lowlight: Syracuse’s perimeter defenseThe Raiders, one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the country, spread SU’s zone by shooting 3s. And a lot of them. Colgate attempted 35 shots from deep and hit 14 of them, accounting for 72 percent of its total offensive production. Stopping the 3-point shot against more formidable opponents will be integral for Syracuse’s defense come January. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on December 9, 2017 at 3:56 pm Contact Matthew: mguti100@syr.edu | @MatthewGut21last_img read more

Syracuse falls out of the AP Top 25 after 2 losses at MSG

first_img Published on November 19, 2018 at 12:28 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img After two losses in less than 24 hours on Thursday and Friday, Syracuse (2-2) has fallen out of the AP Top 25. The Orange opened the season at No. 16 and had risen a spot to No. 15 before this week’s precipitous drop.The Orange fell to Connecticut on Thursday at Madison Square Garden, 83-76. The loss spoiled Jalen Carey’s homecoming, as he dropped 26 points in a building, a 10-minute train ride from his childhood home in Harlem.The following night, SU lost to Oregon, 80-65. The Ducks were led by 7-foot-2 freshman Bol Bol in a dominating performance, as he finished with 26 points and nine rebounds. Oregon fell from No. 13 to No. 21 in this week’s poll, though, after it had lost to Iowa on Thursday.For the second-straight week, Duke ranks No. 1 in the country. The Orange play the Blue Devils twice in ACC play, first at Cameron Indoor Stadium in January and then in the Carrier Dome in February. Overall, six ACC teams are ranked. The other five: Virginia at No. 4, North Carolina at No. 7, Virginia Tech at No. 13, Florida State at No. 14 and Clemson at No. 16.Syracuse gets back in action on Wednesday in the Carrier Dome, when the Orange will take on Colgate for the 171st time in the programs’ histories.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

Denmark, Ireland World Cup Playoff Clash In The Balance After Stalemate

first_imgThe 2018 FIFA World Cup playoff clash between Denmark and Republic of Ireland is in the balance after both sides played out an uninspiring goalless draw in the first leg.Republic of Ireland would be slight favourites ahead of the second leg in Dublin on Tuesday due to home advantage though Martin O’Neil and his players would need to improve their output in front of their fans.For Denmark, they didn’t secure any lead going into the second leg but any form of score draw should be enough to send them through to next year’s World Cup in Russia.Scandinavian nation Denmark qualified for the playoffs after they finished in second place behind Group E winners Poland while the Republic of Ireland also booked their spot with a second place finish behind Serbia in Group D of the qualifiers.RelatedDenmark Thrash Ireland To Qualify For Russia 2018November 15, 2017In “FIFA”Russia 2018 Playoffs (UEFA): Italy Handed Tough Sweden Test; Home Nations Get Tricky OpponentsOctober 17, 2017In “FIFA”2018 FIFA World Cup Qualifying Review (UEFA): Poland Become Sixth European Nation In RussiaOctober 9, 2017In “FIFA”last_img read more

Newest Clipper Jeff Green takes good fortune to heart

first_imgImagine being 25, a proven player in the NBA with a long career ahead.You go in for a routine preseason physical and the doctor lowers the boom with the news you have an aortic aneurysm.If it’s not corrected through surgery, it could mean instant death should it rupture.That’s what happened to Jeff Green, the newest member of the Clippers. prior to the strike-shortened 2011-12 season, Green was about to enter his second season with the Boston Celtics after being traded there from Oklahoma City during the previous season. He had averaged 10.5, 16.5, 15.1 and 13.3 points his first four seasons, so he was performing well.The next thing he knew, his career might be over. His life was in danger.Sitting at his locker prior to Monday’s 124-84 win over Phoenix, Green recalled that scary time in his life.“When I first got told that I needed the surgery, that was my first question: ‘Would I be able to play again?’” said Green, who said he had no symptoms. “The decision to come back and play was just, you know, basketball has been my whole life and to have that taken away, it was hard. It was very, very hard.”Green, 29, was getting emotional just talking about it. “But being told that I was able to play again was motivation to get back and be better than before,” the 6-foot-9 forward said. “So I motivated myself and I was able to get the strength back and the focus to come back and still play at a high level.”The surgery was performed in January 2012 at the Cleveland Clinic in Ohio by Dr. Lars Svensson. Green said it was a pre-surgery sit-down with he, his family and Dr. Svensson that prevented family members from asking him to never play again.“He just made me feel comfortable about the whole situation,” Green said. “It is heart surgery and it is a life-threatening procedure. But at that point, there was nothing I could do.“I needed the surgery. So I just put my faith in God and my faith in the doctor that he was going to repair me to the point where I could come back and play.”Green sat out the 2011-12 campaign, came back and played 2 1/2 more seasons with Boston before being traded to Memphis midway through the 2014-15 season. In his first season back with the Celtics in 2012-13, he averaged 12.8 points. He averaged a career-high 16.9 points in 2013-14.Clippers coach Doc Rivers, the head coach in Boston when Green had his surgery, marvels at his backbone.“To still want to play after that scare is extremely courageous in basketball terms,” Rivers said. “I don’t know if I would have, honestly. Yet he still wanted to do it. The surgery alone is courageous. He has a lot to be thankful for.”Rivers thinks so much of Green, he remembers wanting to keep him in the Boston organization if he couldn’t play again.“I was more the guy that was telling him he was going to be all right,” said Rivers, whose 37-19 team hosts Denver (22-34) at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday. “I honestly didn’t really give him any advice about basketball. I didn’t care less at that point. I didn’t think he was going to play again, so we were going to create something in Boston for him and see if we could get him on the coaching staff, honestly.“He’s a high-character guy, so you just wanted him around the team.”Clippers forward Paul Pierce also was with Boston at the time. He, too, was amazed at Green’s wherewithal.“The good thing about that year, he stayed around the team, stayed around the game and that really kept him going,” Pierce said. “When you go through something that traumatic … I mean, that could be traumatic — having heart surgery.“But he stayed positive and he bounced his way back and he had a great year the next year and he’s continued to thrive.”Point guard Chris Paul said he’s known Green since he was at Wake Forest and Green played at Georgetown. Count him among Green’s fans.“To overcome that and to be where he is, I think, says a lot about him as a person, his maturity and his strength and fight that he has,” Paul said.Green scored 18 points Monday in his second game with the Clippers, who traded Lance Stephenson and a draft pick to Memphis for him.Green is doing what he loves, and doing it well. He loves life more, though, and the frightening ordeal put everything into perspective.“When you’re a young kid and you’re just playing, you take a lot of things for granted,” he said. “You take basketball for granted, you take family and, you know, just a lot of things for granted.“And being told that you’ve gotta have heart surgery or if you don’t, it’s possible you can die with the tissue rupturing around the heart, it really makes you rethink the whole process, your priorities.”GREEN FILEHeight: 6-foot-9Age: 29College: GeorgetownYears pro: 8Career statistics: 15.8 points, 5.5 reboundsTeams: Oklahoma City, Boston, Memphis, Clipperscenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more