Letts, IN —Saturday morning the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office responded to a construction site accident involving a semi-truck driver and construction site worker on State Route 3 and 700 South. When responders arrived on the scene, they discovered that a semi-truck driver struck a construction site flagger. An INDOT paving project is currently in progress along SR 3 from SR 46 South to Westport. The worker was transported to Decatur County Memorial Hospital, then was flown out by Stat Flight to a trauma center. The condition of the worker is unknown at this time. The crash is still under investigation by DCSO.
At West Brom on Sunday, Ferguson’s 1500th and final game as Manchester United boss will bring down the curtain on the most remarkable career in British football history. With 49 trophies, it is by far the most successful, ensuring the 71-year-old will go down in the history books, never to be removed. And as he prepared for the end, Ferguson could not help recalling where it all began, at Firs Park in Falkirk, home of East Stirling. He said: “I have had 39 years as a manager. On that day in 1974 when I started at East Stirling, I had eight players and no goalkeeper. Today I have six goalkeepers and about 100 players.” As Sir Alex Ferguson prepared to end his magnificent managerial career he cast his mind back 39 years to the start – at East Stirling, with eight players and no goalkeeper. He added: “I remember the old chairman Willie Muirhead, he was a great chain smoker. When I asked him for a list of players he started to shake. His cigarette was going 100 miles an hour. “I had to remind him a couple of days later. He gave me a list of eight players and no goalkeeper. I said ‘you know it is advisable to start with a keeper, are you aware of that?’.” And so Ferguson began building the first of so many squads he has assembled during his time in the game. And he did it on a shoestring. “My first signing was a lad from Partick Thistle called Tom Gourlay,” he added. “He was big. My god he was big. I paid £1,000 for him. All the rest were £100 signing on fees and free transfers.” Glamorous it was not. Yet as Ferguson sees it, the lessons learned in those early days, sweating for a living in the lower reaches of Scottish League Division Two, provided an invaluable education for what was to follow, first at Aberdeen and, for the last quarter of a century, Old Trafford. “It is an education for anybody,” he said. “In management, anybody should start out in that kind of way. I spent £2,000 on five players.” Major interest around his last game concerns whether Wayne Rooney will be recalled after the England forward’s recent transfer request. Ferguson has already confirmed Anders Lindegaard will start in goal, with Jonny Evans and Phil Jones due to be partnered in central defence as the outgoing boss retains an eye on the future David Moyes will inherit when he takes over in the summer. Press Association
Barry Geraghty’s return to the saddle saw him finish sixth and second at Limerick on what were his first mounts as the new retained jockey to JP McManus. Geraghty was appointed to the role last month, replacing the now-retired Tony McCoy, and was in action for the first time since suffering a broken shinbone in March. He had another setback after being admitted to hospital with a kidney stone earlier this week. The Aidan O’Brien-trained Waver made some progress to improve going to two out in the Mike Denver Plays Limerick Racecourse Live On The 23rd July Rated Hurdle, but was never able to land any sort of blow. Geraghty said: “I had a good blow walking the course earlier as it started to rain going up the back straight; I’m fine riding but would be easily beaten in a race! “It’s brilliant (to be back), great (to get the job) and that was a nice introduction.” Geraghty’s other ride came on Hash Brown for McManus and trainer Michael Hourigan in the Book Online At Limerickraces.ie Beginners Chase. Hash Brown momentarily looked like he might give Geraghty a first-day-back winner, but it was not to be. He gave chase after Sizing Platinum led at the fourth-last, but the leader had plenty left and jumped the last two well to seal success. Punch Bag had taken Waver’s race, completing a double on the card for Andrew Lynch. Trainer Brendan Duke said of his 9-2 winner: “It is unlikely he will run many times and will run at Ballinrobe in a four-year-old hurdle in a few weeks’ time. He’ll then have one more run before being left off until the spring, but I’ll have to break that news to his owners first! Press Association “He is progressive and will improve further and if he is lucky in life, he has a bright future.” Sizing Platinum (3-1), meanwhile, looks to have a bright future after what was a winning debut over fences. Trainer Henry de Bromhead said: “That was good and he jumped deadly and really well. It can be trappy enough here at Limerick but he seems to have improved for a fence. “He is big and raw and only coming to himself now. Our hands are almost tied as to where he will run next as there are very few novices over two miles during the summer with the Galway Festival and Kilbegnet Chase at Roscommon on that route.” Myles Ahead is bound for Galway after getting off the mark in the Celebrating The 4th July Maiden Hurdle. Lynch’s mount had four and three-quarter lengths in hand of Rocky Court, to reward those who sent him off the 11-10 favourite. Trainer Tony Mulholland said: “He has has been knocking on the door and putting him back to two miles helped. “We’ll look for a handicap at Galway next.” The feature thetote.com Galway Plate Trial Handicap Chase went the way of Protaras (6-1) for Noel Meade and Ger Fox. Fox said: “We weren’t going to run him at all as we thought the ground might be too dead, but I kept him wide for the better ground and he jumped from fence to fence. “We put blinkers on him today as sometimes he can be quite lazy.”
Surprise! Jupiter Island’s legendary golfer, Tiger Woods, has a son who is also a great player. Eleven-year-old Charlie won a nine-hole junior tournament in Florida over the weekend. Charlie Axel Woods was the only player under par and was five shots better than the second-place finisher. He had three birdies and no bogeys, as Tiger caddied.On Aug. 9, the same day Tiger Woods finished tied for 37th at the PGA Championship, Charlie was taking care of business. He shot a 3 under 33 on a nine-hole round with his dad on the bag.Charlie Woods mowed down some kids last weekend in a local US Kids Golf event in Florida. Shot 3-under 33 for 9 holes to win by 5! pic.twitter.com/d6hjL2aJWL— Ryan Ballengee (@RyanBallengee) August 16, 2020 Tiger named his son after the first African American golfer to play on the PGA Tour, Charlie Sifford.Last weekend, @TigerWoods was playing in the @PGAChampionship. This weekend, he caddied for son Charlie in a @uskidsgolf event. pic.twitter.com/nxhyttuXI2— Jeff Eisenband (@JeffEisenband) August 17, 2020
WEST Indies’ hopes of moving up to and beyond India’s first-innings total in St Lucia was denied by persistent rain yesterday.The hosts gave themselves a solid platform from which to build on day two after reaching the close 107-1, chasing India’s 353 all out in the third Test.However, Darren Bravo and Kraigg Brathwaite were unable to resume their innings as the weather ensured no play was possible at the Darren Sammy National Cricket Stadium in Gros Islet.Both sides will hope the weather improves today with Brathwaite 53 not out and Bravo unbeaten on 18, with 98 overs to be bowled in the day.
KINGSTON, Jamaica (CMC) – Newly-appointed Sunshine Girls head coach, Connie Francis, has expressed concern about the lack of international match practice ahead of next month’s Nations Cup in England.The veteran coach said the squad, yet to be announced, had been training well but the lack of actual court time had been the obvious flaw in the side’s preparation.“It’s a challenging task because the other countries have already been in match mode and we are in preparation mode,” Francis told the Gleaner newspaper here.“But, I am quite confident that they will do their best because they have been doing their best in training.”She added: “They have been improving, but our only shortcoming is that we have not gotten any international matches. But we have been practising against a male team and it is work in progress.”The Sunshine Girls will clash with the top-ranked likes of world champions New Zealand, England and South Africa in the tournament which runs from January 19 to 26 in Nottingham, Birmingham and London.They open their campaign against South Africa at Motorpoint Arena in Nottingham on January 19 before taking on the Silver Ferns in Birmingham three days later.Jamaica face England in their final game on January 25 at the Copper Box Arena in London.The outing will be the country’s first since their disappointing campaign at the World Cup last July also in England when they finished fifth.Francis, who was appointed head coach last October after Netball Jamaica sacked Marvette Anderson in the wake of the World Cup results, said her side was in a race against time to get fully prepared for the competition.Of importance, she pointed out, were improving fitness level and working on tactical approaches.“Our fitness has to improve and our fitness trainer has been working tirelessly with them,” Francis explained.“Exams are out of the way now and so they can be at training more often because the exams were really drawback for us and so now we can work on our tactical plays.”“We will be going up against three good teams and I have to do all the video analyses ahead of the series.”She added: “I have been encouraging them to look at the games that these teams have been playing and I’m certain I will come up with my plans to see how best we can go up against them.”
Allison Wack earned the praise of her coach last weekend after totalling 18 kills against Michigan.[/media-credit]At the beginning of the season, the Wisconsin volleyball team may have expected to have a better record than its 3-3 mark in the Big Ten. But after upsetting two ranked teams last weekend, the Badgers can’t help but be excited.Following wins over then-No. 18 Michigan State and then-No. 8 Michigan, the Badgers are not only receiving votes in the AVCA top 25 poll but they also are making noise in the Big Ten, climbing from the conference cellar to fifth place, just behind the Wolverines who stand at 4-2.UW head coach Pete Waite, who has been preaching improvement since the season started in August, was pleased with his team’s performances against the Spartans and Wolverines. In four games prior to the weekend series, the Badgers were 1-3 in the Big Ten, losing their first two games to Iowa and Minnesota.After losing the first set to Michigan last Saturday, Waite was happy with the way the team bounced back to beat the No. 8 Wolverines.“They came back and got the next three, so I’m really pleased with what we’re seeing as far as the progress of the team from day to day and week to week, and that’s what our goal has been,” Waite said after the win.The Badgers will be looking for another strong outing from outside hitter Allison Wack, who tallied a match-high 18 kills in Wisconsin’s win over Michigan. In that game, outside hitters Brittney Dolgner and Elle Ohlander had double-digit kills as well.“Al was phenomenal,” Waite said. “And this is something she’s been working towards and looking for, and we’ve known she can do this, and she just … never got rattled and always battled the whole time and just came up with big swings for us at critical times.”Wisconsin will now turn its attention to Purdue and Indiana for another tough Big Ten series. While Purdue is in last place in the Big Ten with a 1-5 record and has lost five straight games, the Boilermakers do boast strong talent from the hitter position.Senior Carrie Gurnell leads the team with 3.48 kills per set. But while strong individual players have been effective against the Badgers this year, following its strong defensive performance against Michigan, the team is more than ready for another challenge. Against the Wolverines, Wisconsin had a season-high 13 blocks and Dolgner had a match-high 18 digs.Against Indiana, the Badgers will be facing a team that has not won in October — the Hoosiers’ last victory came against Purdue on Sept. 30. Unlike the Boilermakers, though, Indiana has two hitters that it relies on in every match. Junior Ashley Benson and freshman Jordan Haverly lead the Hoosiers with 3.45 and 3.47 kills per set, respectively.With the Badgers coming off such a strong offensive game, Wack attributed her success on the attacking end to UW’s ability to stop Michigan on defense. According to Wack, the 13 blocks — to go along with strong games from Dolgner and setter Janelle Gabrielsen — had a major impact on the Badgers’ ability to perform on offense.“I just came in with a more defensive mindset, just getting after all the balls — I was kind of slacking for a little while,” Wack said. “And that just kind of leads into offensively, just everything flows better within the team, and I think we had a pretty well-balanced offense and that helped a ton.”Only six games into the conference season, the Badgers are finally starting to see the improvement Waite has been waiting for. Not only is he pleased with the way the team is performing but he also knows last week’s strong play will pay dividends for the rest of the year, both for the Badgers and for their state in the Big Ten.“It’s great, and this lets them know that what we’ve been doing and what we’ve been teaching is working,” Waite said. “They’ll believe even more to try those things and trust each other and give more effort to go after more teams.”
Facebook Twitter Google+ TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — When freshman forward Oshae Brissett picked up his second foul midway through the first half, Jim Boeheim turned to his right and called on Howard Washington. The move meant Syracuse would be running with a three-guard lineup, uncommon through the first half of the season.What it also meant: Syracuse would put a key guard position in the hands of a true freshman who had played a grand total of eight minutes over Syracuse’s previous four games.Yet not only did Washington prove the move to be worthwhile, he demonstrated for the first time this year that he can run the point. It is an encouraging sign for Syracuse, with former graduate transfer Geno Thorpe’s departure making the point guard position basically a one-man show for starter Frank Howard.Saturday afternoon in Syracuse’s (12-6, 1-4 Atlantic Coast) 101-90 loss at No. 23 Florida State (13-4, 2-3), Washington more than doubled his career highs in minutes (24) and tripled his career points (nine), running the point as part of a three-guard lineup, and taking the one-guard spot when Frank Howard fouled out. Washington looked comfortable and poised, committing only one turnover and knocking down three of his four shots. The 6-foot-3 guard added one assist and collected three rebounds.“Being prepared, coming off the bench,” Washington said, “or going a whole half not playing. You know what I mean? That’s kind of tough.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textA junior averaging 15.4 points per game, Howard plays nearly 40 minutes a night. When he was out of the game, the Orange was called with a pair of 10-second violations. His absence was felt. But Frank Howard said Washington can handle the basketball, appear calm against pressure and knock down open shots.Washington entered the game midway through the first half for forward Marek Dolezaj. He immediately drilled a 3-pointer, without hesitation. He then pushed the ball up court and, a couple of possessions later, he picked up a steal and split two defenders near midcourt. He earned a trip to the line but missed both free throws.“He’s a steady player,” Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim said last month. “He can make an open shot. He’s smart. He knows the game. He’s a very smart player.”Later, he drove baseline, sucking the defense his way. He kicked the ball out to freshman forward Oshae Brissett for an open 3. And, with under one minute left in regulation, Washington hit two free throws to cut the FSU lead to one point.Whether he sees more time as part of Syracuse’s three-guard lineup remains to be seen. It could be that Boeheim resorts back to previous lineups and plays Washington sparingly. Or, if Washington continues to produce in the time he is given, he could fill a void by giving Howard more time to work off-ball.“He’s a great player,” Howard said. “He gave me a chance to get off the ball a little bit and I’m confident when he has the ball.” Comments Published on January 13, 2018 at 7:27 pm Contact Matthew: firstname.lastname@example.org | @MatthewGut21
Kemba Walker free agency rumors: Guard receives max contract from Celtics Parker’s teammate Bobby Portis also believes he will not be back with Washington as it has “given them the impression they are focusing on other players,” the report says.Bobby Portis and Jabari Parker are both operating at the start of the free agency with the expectation they will not be returning to the Wizards, @NBCSWashington has learned. Wizards have given them the impression they are focusing on other players.— Chase Hughes (@ChaseHughesNBCS) June 30, 2019Parker was sent from the Bulls to the Wizards before the trade deadline. He averaged 15 points and 7.2 rebounds while shooting 52.3% from the field in 25 games with Washington. Related News Jabari Parker seems like he’ll have to find a new team.The 24-year-old forward is “operating at the start of free agency with the expectation” he will not be returning to the Wizards, according to a report from NBC Sports Washington, which cites unidentified league sources. NBA free agency rumors: Pacers revamp backcourt, add Malcolm Brogdon, Jeremy Lamb NBA free agency rumors: Lakers, Knicks among 6 teams interested in Bobby Portis Parker said in late March he enjoyed his time in Washington.“It’s been playing (out) really good so far,” Parker told NBA.com. “I love being here, I love just the people around here. Just professionals, they treat you like an adult. They hold you accountable, and if you’re not doing it, you get rewarded or you don’t.“(Wizards coach Scott Brooks) has done a good job of implementing me, and I’m proud of that because I do more than just one thing, and it just feels good to get in those positions.”Brooks also praised Parker. “I don’t think he’s reached the level he’s going to continue to get to,” Brooks said. “He’s been nothing but a great worker here. I don’t look at him as a ‘three’ or ‘four’ or ‘five,’ he’s a point player. He can play just about any position on the floor.”Parker was originally selected by the Bucks out of Duke with the second pick in the 2014 draft and he spent his first four NBA seasons with the team.
Pittsburgh’s Lamar Patterson, left, drives the ball to the basket and past Maryland’s Nick Faust in the second half of an NCAA collegePITTSBURGH (AP) – Pittsburgh coach Jamie Dixon has his team well drilled.The next game is the most important of the season, regardless of what name is stitched across the front of the jersey.Still, junior guard Cam Wright allows things will be different Monday night when the 20th-ranked Panthers face No. 18 Duke.Thought Pitt has already swept Maryland and won on the road at Georgia Tech and North Carolina State, Wright is well aware that walking onto the court and seeing Mike Krzyzewski will be borderline surreal.“Looking down to my left and seeing Coach K on the sideline, I don’t even know how to explain it,” Wright said. “That will be a pretty remarkable moment I guess.”One that will make the somewhat emotionally painful transition – though financially lucrative – move from the Big East to the Atlantic Coast Conference worth it. Tickets were going for as much as $1,200 on the secondary market on Sunday afternoon, good enough to pay for season tickets and then some.“People have been talking about it, about tickets,” Dixon said. “It doesn’t really bother me but my assistants have been a little flustered.”Maybe, but it hasn’t translated on the court.The Panthers (18-2, 6-1) were Big East royalty for much of the millennium before moving to the ACC. While the destinations on their conference road trips have changed. The results have not.Pitt’s only loss in league play so far is to fellow Big East ex-pat and No. 2 Syracuse, which says something about the state of the Panthers’ new home. The ACC hasn’t quite looked like the ACC through the season’s first three months. That includes the Blue Devils (16-4, 5-2), who have already lost on the road to Notre Dame and Clemson.It doesn’t get any easier for Duke, which travels to the Carrier Dome on Saturday. Two losses would all but take the Blue Devils out of the conference title race by the first week of February.The Panthers, however, refuse to call the Blue Devils vulnerable, or anything else really. Dixon has praised his team’s ability to remain focused on the task at hand. On Saturday, it was finding a way to beat Maryland for the second time in three weeks.If Pitt was caught sneaking around the corner at Duke, it didn’t show. Lamar Patterson continued his breakout season by scoring 28 points as the Panthers kept the Terrapins at a safe distance the entire second half.Duke and star freshman Jabari Parker will present a starkly different challenge, though it hasn’t really mattered who Pitt has played at home this season. The Panthers are unbeaten and largely unchallenged at Petersen Events Center, where they are 12-0 this season.That mark includes a 76-43 dismantling of Clemson last week in which Pitt recorded an assist on 24 of 27 field goals. It’s that kind of selflessness that led Maryland coach Mark Turgeon to call the Panthers “one of the best teams I’ve ever coached against.”It’s a compliment Pitt takes in stride because, well, that just what the Panthers do.After building the program into one of the nation’s elite by becoming one of the toughest defensive teams in the country, Pitt has adapted to decidedly less physical ACC by pulling a switcheroo. Where the Panthers used to plod, now they soar. Pitt is second in the ACC behind Duke in points per game (76.3) and first in field goal percentage and assists.The Panthers are winning with style. Do it on national television on Monday night and they’ll no longer by outliers in a new-look conference. They’ll be front-runners, just like they planned.“We’re excited but we’re not looking at it as we’re playing Duke next,” Wright said. “We’re looking at it as a game on our schedule and a roadblock that we have to get past.”___AP Sports Writer David Ginsburg in College Park, MD contributed to this report.