American Pharoah

first_imgI was reading an article by Tim Layden in Sports Illustrated recently.  In it he stated that one of the top stories in sports this year belonged to a horse who everybody wanted to love.  What a “good time” story for horse racing in the United States and for the people who enjoy watching it.In this story we had a Triple Crown winner and a horse who won his Breeder’s Cup Classic by 6 1/2 lengths–all in one season.  Even though American Pharoah will probably end his racing career shortly and be placed in stud, he will be long remembered as an American hero.  Isn’t it nice to read about an athlete who didn’t use tricks or drugs or any other artificial help to win.  He just ran!Congratulations to Bob Baffert in drawing America together with a beautiful race horse!last_img

Ivy Tech Lawrenceburg to Host College 101 Night

first_imgLawrenceburg, IN—Decisions about college – what to study, which school to attend, how to afford a degree can quickly become overwhelming. That’s why Ivy Tech Community College is hosting College 101, an on-campus event, on November 14th at the Lawrenceburg Campus from 5-8 pm, to help prepare high school students for their next step!Staff and Faculty will be on-hand to discuss financial aid options, how to earn an accelerated (ASAP) associate degree, and Ivy Tech’s Transfer as a Junior programs; which save bachelor-earning students an average of $10,000 for the first two years of college. This event also gives students and their families the opportunity to hear what Ivy Tech has to offer, including student organizations, campus involvement, earning college credits while still in high school, and more!High School students are their families are invited to attend this event. RSVP Preferred: https://www.surveygizmo.com/s3/5279587/college101Additional Information: https://www.ivytech.edu/college101Students in attendance will be entered to win a FREE CLASS at Ivy Tech: one high school student will receive this prize! Any questions about College 101 Night, held at the Lawrenceburg Campus, should be directed to:Allie LayDirector of K-14 Initiatives and Recruitment – Lawrenceburg Campus812.537.4010 ext. 5326aleap@ivytech.edulast_img read more

Other Sports PV Sindhu clinches 2018 Badminton World Tour Finals with epic win over Nozomi Okuhara

first_imgNew Delhi: PV Sindhu finally ended her 2018 in grand style and extracted sweet revenge on Nozomi Okuhara as she won the 2018 Badminton World Tour Finals in style with a 21-19, 21-17 win over the Japanese in the final which lasted an hour in Guangzhou on Sunday. In the 2017 edition of the tournament in Dubai, Sindhu had lost to Okuhara in a titanic battle 19-21, 22-20, 20-22. Heading into the final, Sindhu had lost in many world finals in the past couple of years and she was determined to ensure that she had won something on the world stage after a tough year. The Hyderabad youngster showed her mettle and signalled her intentions by adopting an aggressive approach against the Japanese player, whom she had a 6-6 head-to-head record heading into the contest. Sindhu started off the first game in style by winning five consecutive points but Okuhara pulled it back slightly. The Indian shuttler maintained the momentum and built a four-point lead. Sindhu continued to apply pressure on the Japanese, ranked No.2 in the world, by stretching her lead to eight points. Okuhara launched a fightback and won four consecutive points as she closed the gap to two points. The Japanese sustained the momentum and at 16-16, it was anybody’s game. Read More | PV Sindhu enters Badminton World Tour FinalsHowever, Sindhu held her nerve and notched up three straight points but Okuhara refused to give up. In the end, at 20-19, Sindhu finally got the better of her opponent and won the first game 21-19 after an epic 29-minute battle. Read More | PV Sindhu breaks six-match losing streak, overcomes Tai Tzu Ying in the Badminton World Tour FinalsSindhu started off brilliantly in the second game as well as she won three consecutive points but unlike in the first game, Okuhara did not let Sindhu get away. The Indian led 7-6 and one slip-up could prove to be costly. It proved to be an even battle, with Okuhara maintaing the pressure on Sindhu but the Indian maintained her slender one-point lead. The second game proved to be a tight contest with both players not yielding an inch. Sindhu stretched her lead to three points but she had to maintain her composure to thwart the pressure that was being built by Okuhara. However, Sindhu held her nerve and closed the game out 21-17 to become the first Indian player to win the year-ending World Tour Finals championship. Sindhu had breezed into the summit clash of the World Tour Finals for the second successive time after prevailing over 2013 world champion Ratchanok Intanon in a tense semifinal. Sindhu, who finished runner-up at the last edition, staved off a strong challenge from the fighting Thai to emerge a 21-16 25-23 winner in 54 minutes. The 23-year-old Indian came into the match with a 3-4 record against the Thai player but Sindhu was buoyed by her recent results as she has not lost to Intanon in the last two years.The Indian shuttler had finally broke her jinx against world no 1 Tai Tzu Ying with a come-from-behind win in a thriller, while Sameer Verma outclassed Indonesia’s Tommy Sugiarto at the World Tour Finals in Guangzhou. After six successive losses in 13 meetings, Sindhu got the better of her nemesis Tzu Ying of Chinese Taipei 14-21 21-16 21-18 in a Group A match that lasted a little over an hour. It was Sindhu’s first win over Asian Games champion Tzu Ying since the 2016 Rio Olympics.However, it was her win against world number two and defending champion Akane Yamaguchi in the opening women’s singles group A match of the World Tour Finals that set the tone for her campaign. Sindhu, who had finished runner-up at the last edition in Dubai, dished out a superb game, mixed with patience and aggression, to defeat the Japanese 24-22 21-15.  For all the Latest Sports News News, Other Sports News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

Lagos, Abuja to Host Maiden FCV Gladiators Football Camps

first_imgNigeria’s seat of power and commercial nerve centre – Abuja and Lagos, have been scheduled to host the maiden edition of the FCV Gladiators Football Camps in April.The Lagos camp will hold at the University of Lagos Sports Centre on April 14 to 19 while the Abuja leg will hold at Aduvie International School between April 21 and 26.The camp, brainchild of Dynaspro Sports Promotion and Advanta Interactive Limited, is expected to give a new outlook to football with special attention to education. According to Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Oluseyi Oyebode, the camp is a departure from the usual football-focused clinics, as the camp would give special attention to the education of the participants.“It is a great beginning. For the first time, we are having a foreign partner that is so keen on education and football; that has been the missing link. We will encourage as many children as possible to be part of the first camp so that they can have the taste of what it takes in proper academy setting. “Children from schools now will know the orientation and the importance of sports and education.“We have a lot of our ex-players and ex-athletes suffering because they were not able to manage their successes, not being able to manage their finances while making the money,” Oyebode stressed.He added: “I think now we have about 20 schools on board, partnering the project in Lagos and Abuja.“Also, there will be mentorship programmes and for the first time, we will have school coaches, coaches from the grassroots having FA certification. That is the greatest value that you can think about, so that we can have the same orientation that an average British coach will have in working with the youth academy. This is going to evolve and help development of football in Nigeria.”For the Director of UK-based FCV International Academy, Martin Harris, the programme would help to give direction to football camp in Nigeria. “The programme is unique because we are not just here to impact football knowledge but also to enhance the knowledge of the children as well.“Also various life skills, team work and everything needed to make the children have better future are going to be impacted to them. These and many more are what the children will enjoy at the camp,” Harris pledged.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Daniel Hudson, on his third team in three months, joins Dodgers’ bullpen

first_img“There was actually some mutual interest when I was a free agent after 2016 going into ’17 but the timing didn’t work out quite right,” he said. “When they called and kind of sat me down and explained some stuff to me and mapped out what they were thinking, it just kind of seemed like a no-brainer to me.”To make room for Hudson, the Dodgers optioned Walker Buehler to Class-A Rancho Cucamonga. It’s a procedural move that allows the Dodgers to keep Buehler in California until his turn in the rotation comes up Saturday in San Francisco.Because Saturday is a doubleheader – including the makeup game of an April 6 rainout – the Dodgers and Giants will be allowed to carry 26 players on their roster that day. The 26th player will not be subject to the usual restriction preventing teams from recalling a player less than 10 days after he was optioned to the minor leagues.HILL HEALINGRich Hill threw 58 pitches in a simulated game at Dodger Stadium, his first time throwing to live batters since going on the disabled list. The left-hander last pitched April 14, then was sidelined by a cut on the tip of his left middle finger.The cut has since healed, and Hill is slated to start Monday in Phoenix. If his simulated game was any indication, Hill should be ready by then.“Four innings, lot of strikes, good changeups, good curveballs, good fastballs and good feedbacks from swings,” he said.ROTATION PLANSWith Hill returning Monday, the Dodgers have their rotation in place for the next week.After Clayton Kershaw faces the Marlins in Wednesday’s series finale, Hyun-Jin Ryu will face the Giants in San Francisco on Friday.Buehler is expected to face the Giants in the early game of Saturday’s doubleheader, but Roberts is not ready to make that official. Alex Wood will pitch Saturday’s second game and Kenta Maeda will start Sunday.ALSOYimi Garcia, who remains on a rehab assignment at Triple-A Oklahoma City, might not be in the mix for a major league bullpen spot until May. “We just kind of are sensitive to having two years off and to check all the boxes, to then have him ready and finish the season without restrictions,” Roberts said. “Next month sometime is feasible.” … Garcia had Tommy John surgery in July 2016 and did not return to the mound until spring training. … Logan Forsythe (right shoulder inflammation) made enough progress in his rehab to begin making throws from third base.UP NEXTDodgers (LHP Clayton Kershaw, 1-3, 2.45 ERA) vs. Marlins (RHP Trevor Richards, 0-2, 6.16 ERA), Wednesday, 4:35 p.m., SportsNet LA (where available) “It was kind of crazy thinking you had a place in Pittsburgh, getting traded two weeks in,” he said. “The day before games started I got a call and had to drive down to Port Charlotte and get situated with a new organization, guys I never met before. It was just a little bit of an adjustment period. Right before camp broke, I was told I wasn’t going to make the team.“Like I said, I went from having a spot going into spring training, trying to work on things, to being told you might not make the squad. You go from there right into compete mode, and things kind of got out of whack a couple outings. It is what it is, but I’m excited to be here and looking forward to a new chapter.”The Dodgers saw a lot of Hudson from 2011-16 when he pitched for the Arizona Diamondbacks. His time in Phoenix was interrupted by two Tommy John surgeries. After the second procedure in 2013, Hudson successfully transitioned from the rotation to the bullpen.Roberts compared Hudson’s repertoire to that of Dodgers right-hander J.T. Chargois. His four-seam fastball still runs in the mid- to upper-90s and is complemented by a slider and a changeup.Hudson said the Dodgers courted him once before. LOS ANGELES — Daniel Hudson made 71 appearances out of the Pittsburgh Pirates’ bullpen last year. That wasn’t quite enough to lead the team, but it was enough to make a man feel wanted.The last couple months have been jarring.On Feb. 22, the Pirates traded Hudson to the Tampa Bay Rays as part of the Corey Dickerson trade. On March 28, Hudson was released. Five days later, he signed with the Dodgers. Until Tuesday, he’d worn the uniform of the Triple-A Oklahoma City club.Now the Dodgers have the luxury of carrying a nine-man bullpen and four starting pitchers. Hudson, a 31-year-old right-hander, became the team’s ninth reliever when he was added to the roster from Oklahoma City.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

If the state track meet was held today; 44 entries would be from Sumner County

first_imgBoys: 200 M7th26.53 Colin Reichenberger110 hurdles2nd14.66 Kassie BowmanLong jump2nd16-9 Tanner BalstersShot put9th48 9-5 Colten Ward400 M9th54.24 300 hurdles1st39.48 Girls:  Timmie Catlin300 hurdles10th43.22 Jaycee Schettler100 M12th12.74 High jump10th6-0 Skyler MisakJavelin7th119-0 Tyler Balsters1600 M14th04:52.8 Girls:  OXFORD – Class 2A    Boys:  Brenton Troutman400 M13th52.54 Jennifer Grandoleo100 M14th13.06 Girls: Boys:  Makayla HollisPole Vault5th9-6 4x800M relay15th09:26.1 Sara EckelberryDiscus2nd126-2 Triple Jump13th33-1.5 CONWAY SPRINGS – Class 3A   Triple jump7th48 – 9.5 4x800M relay2nd08:56.9 Todd Ray400 M14th54.5 4x400M relay11th3:46.46 Long jump5th16-6 4x800M relay8th10:42.4 Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (2) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +4 Vote up Vote down sportsfan · 275 weeks ago Kaleb Hunt of Oxford also jumped 6 feet in the men’s high jump competition Friday, 5/1 at meet in Cheney, tying Colten Ward. Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down aegeaea · 275 weeks ago I was throwing the discus at like 150-160 ft every time. Wonder what I would be ranked lol Report Reply 0 replies · active 275 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Lacey PaulyHigh jump13th5-0 4x400M relay8th03:44.9 Sumner County athletes    Lucas ShafferHigh jump3rd6 ft. 2 There are a few Sumner County track athletes to keep your eye on. Caldwell’s Shelby Schmidt currently has the top Class 1A time in the 100 meter hurdles with a 15.85 time. She did not participate in the 100 hurdles in Wellington after hurting her ankle in the pole vault.Those currently in the top two include:•Kassie Bowman of Belle Plaine in the long jump in Class 3A.•Sara Eckelberry of Conway Springs in the discus in Class 3A.•Caldwell’s 4×800 meter boys relay team, who broke its own record Friday in Wellington has a 8:52.28 in Class 1A.•••••Tyler Balsters sweeps the 1600 and 3200 meter relays Friday in Wellington.As far as the Wellington Invite goes which included several Sumner County schools as well as Rose Hill and Circle, there were no team scores. Some notable Sumner County performances at the meet include:•Wellington Austin’s Pfalzgraf placing first in the 800 meters in a tight race with Zach Pounds of South Haven.•Belle Plaine’s Tyler Balsters was a first place winner in both the 1600 and 3200 meter runs.•The Caldwell boys pulled within four seconds of the Hanover, 8:48 time.Austin Pfalzgraf survives a close victory in the 800 meters Friday.•Wellington’s Schettler swept both the 100 and 200 meters and Nelson won the 400 girls.•The Wellington girls 4×100 meter relay team finished first with a 51.69 time and the 4.400 meter relay team placed first with a 4:25.91 time.•Belle Plaine’s Heidel was first in both the long jump and triple jump.•Conway Springs Echelberry was first in the discus.Follow us on Twitter. Javelin5th121-10 Shelby Schmidt100 hurdles1st15.85 Mason MisakJavelin8th169 – 8 Colin Reichenberger in the 110 hurdles at Wellington Invitational.by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — Sumner County track athletes are less than a month away from the 2015 Kansas State Track and Field Championships at Cessna Stadium in Wichita on May 29-30.Currently, several Sumner athletes have a shot at winning a state title. No more than Colin Reichenberger of Wellington, who continues to record some of the best times in the state in 110 and 300 meter hurdles.Currently, Reichenberger has the best 300 meter time in the state at 39.48. He is also second in the 110 meter hurdles with a 14.66 time. Jacoby Greenwood of Osawatomie currently has the state’s best 4A time at 14.47. Reichenberger only ran the 110 meters in the Wellington Invitational on Friday due to shin splints. Full results for Wellington Invite can be found here. Photo gallery of the event can be found here.Currently, there would be 44 Sumner County entries at the state track meet if the qualifying times were accumulated today. The list of Sumner County athletes who were in the top 16 of their event as of April 27 according to CatchitKansas are as follows:  Girls:   EventState rankTime-distance Logan CreekDiscus5th143-7.5 none. 3200 M5th10:33.1 WELLINGTON -Class 4A    Jessica Heidel100 M5th12.51 Girls: Leah Nelson400 M8th61.63 Remington Gilkey110 hurdles16th15.93 Shot put12th47- 1.25 Girls: Girls 4x400M reley5th04:17.0 Boys: Boys: 4x100M relay10th54.55 SOUTH HAVEN – Class 1A   Boys:  Boys:  Triple jump14th32 – 11.25 200 M16th27.72 ARGONIA – Class 1A    BELLE PLAINE – Class 3A    4×400 M relay15th03:48.5 Austin TracyShot Put9th44-.25 Alicia CarterShot put8th36-7 Faith GaddieLong jump15th15 -10 CALDWELL – Class 1A    Devyn Smith3200 M13th12:54.7 Girls: last_img read more

2 families displaced after duplex catches fire in NW MiamiDade

first_imgNORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, FLA. (WSVN) – A duplex caught fire in Northwest Miami-Dade, leaving two families without a place to call home.Miami-Dade Fire Rescue responded around 12:30 a.m. to the scene of the fire along Northwest 101st Street and Eighth Avenue, Thursday.Nine people, including two children, were able to make it out safely as firefighters worked to extinguish the flames.Damage to the home was extensive enough that the two families have now been displaced.The Red Cross has since stepped in to help them.The cause of the fire remains under investigation.Copyright 2019 Sunbeam Television Corp. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.last_img