‘Women’s Health Day’ planned in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — The Brookville Library will hold a “Women’s Day of Health” Monday, May 13 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.The event includes free health screenings and keynote speaker Mary Lou Sauer, breast health navigator at noon. McCullough-Hyde/TriHealth, Brookville Healthcare, St. Elizabeth Health, Oxford Family Vision Care, Safe Passage, Healing Heart Center, Juice Plus and lunch provided by Skyline Chili.There’s more information online here.last_img

Benitez eyes move to big club

first_img Benitez’s appointment in November until the end of the season was prompted by the Champions League winners’ group-stage elimination from the same tournament and a top-four Barclays Premier League place is imperative to return to the competition next term. He added: “If we can achieve trophies and finish in the top three, fantastic. Everybody will be happy. That is my aim at the moment.” There has been constant speculation on a permanent Chelsea boss since Roberto Di Matteo’s departure and Benitez’s temporary appointment, with former boss Jose Mourinho, now at Real Madrid, continually linked. Benitez’s designs on the permanent position could be shaped by the fans’ views, although their stance evident in vitriolic chanting from the stands is apparently softening following his plea to back the team after the win at Middlesbrough but he remains the subject for repeated criticism, with Ray Wilkins the latest to comment on Benitez’s team selection. Ashley Cole suffered a hamstring injury against Manchester United on Monday and former Chelsea captain, assistant boss and caretaker coach Wilkins believes the left-back would not have done so had he played against Southampton two days earlier. Benitez dismissed the ‘April Fools’ Day’ comments from Wilkins. Benitez said: “April 1. You cannot take the comment seriously. It was April 1. I have a degree in sports science from Spain. It’s the first time ever I’ve heard something like this. April 1.” Press Association Chelsea interim manager Rafael Benitez hopes to be employed by a leading club next season but first plans to satisfy his thirst for silverware at Stamford Bridge.center_img The Blues on Monday beat Manchester United to advance to the FA Cup semi-finals and play Rubin Kazan in the first leg of their Europa League quarter-final on Thursday in their third of six games in 16 days. Benitez, who revealed in February he will be leaving at the end of his spell in May, said: “I like to win, to challenge for trophies. I would like to stay in a top side. A top side, why not in England?” last_img read more

Manchester United midfielder Michael Carrick injured in England loss

first_img The 34-year-old will have a scan on the ankle and Hodgson fears he will be out for a while. “Michael Carrick doesn’t look good,” the England manager said. “He’s got a severely twisted ankle which normally means ligament damage. We won’t know that of course until he’s had an X-ray or a scan tomorrow, but it doesn’t look good.” Hodgson recalled Carrick after the World Cup, but the midfielder has only started two games due to injury. Hodgson is now without 16 regulars. Jamie Vardy missed the defeat to Spain because of a knee problem. Other regular squad members like Luke Shaw, Jordan Henderson and Jack Wilshere are sidelined by long-term injuries. Carrick was carried off on a stretcher in the final minute of the loss at the Estadio Jose Rico Perez in Alicante after twisting his right ankle. The Manchester United midfielder will fly back to England on Saturday and will not play against France on Tuesday – should the match go ahead following the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris. Michael Carrick looks set for another long injury lay-off after suffering suspected ankle ligament damage during England’s 2-0 defeat to Spain. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Women’s soccer swept in 1st ACC weekend; men’s cross country wins Dartmouth Invitational

first_imgSyracuse (4-4, 0-2 Atlantic Coast) made its Atlantic Coast Conference debut on Thursday, losing to No. 2 Virginia 3-0. The Orange got blanked against Virginia Tech on Sunday, losing 3-0 for the second-straight game.The Cavaliers sent a flurry of shots toward SU goalkeeper Brittany Anghel in the early going on Thursday, but were unable to score. Virginia broke through in the 33rd minute when Makenzy Doniak beat the SU defense and scored her fifth goal of the season.The Orange struggled to keep possession against tight defensive pressure, and the Cavaliers outshot the Orange 16-4 en route to a 3-0 win.On Sunday, the Hokies flustered the Orange with their athleticism and also earned a 3-0 win. Virginia Tech relied on an impressive performance from Jazmine Reeves, who finished with two goals and an assist.SU generated a handful of scoring chances but was unable to capitalize. Trailing 1-0 in the second half, the Orange had a chance to tie the game on Maddie Iozzi’s corner kick, but an offsides penalty gave possession to the Hokies.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse will travel to South Bend, Ind. to finish its three-game road trip against Notre Dame on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 7 p.m.Cross countryThe Syracuse men’s cross country team claimed first place at the Dartmouth Invitational on Saturday morning. Syracuse won by a 10-point margin, as freshman MJ Erb took second place.Erb ran the eight-kilometer race in 23:59:56, missing the victory by less than two seconds. Griff Graves finished in fourth place, adding five total points to SU’s total.Syracuse ousted No. 24 Georgetown and No. 29 Dartmouth, continuing its torrid stretch.The women’s team, meanwhile, earned second place, losing to No. 6 Georgetown by just eight points.Jesse Peterson finished third overall with a time of 21:04:43 in the six-kilometer race, while Margo Malone and Brianna Nerud also finished in the top 10.The cross country team heads to Massachusetts for the Boston Inter-Regional on Friday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m.—compiled by staff writer Austin Mirmina and asst. sports editor Trevor Hass Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on September 16, 2013 at 1:09 amlast_img read more

Collegiate tennis is worth the watch

first_imgEuno Lee is a senior majoring in English literature. His column Euno What Time It Is runs Wednesdays. To comment on this story, visit dailytrojan.com or email him at eunol@usc.edu. USC always has been, and always will be, one of the most respected athletic programs in the country. A large part of this perception has to do with the football team, of course, but what oftentimes fails to go acknowledged is the variety of spring sports where the Trojans are usually perennial contenders for an NCAA title.Up until last year this was the case with the USC men’s tennis team. The Trojans won four straight NCAA titles with former player Steve Johnson at the helm from 2009 through 2012, but faltered last season and bowed out in the quarterfinal round of the NCAA tournament. This season, the Trojans kicked the season off ranked No. 5 in the season by the Intercollegiate Tennis Association.During my time on the tennis beat during the 2013 spring season, it dawned on me that college tennis wasn’t just great to watch to support the Trojans or as part of my job as a writer for the Daily Trojan — it was that collegiate tennis is an opportunity to catch the game played at an incredibly high level. Though the game played on television by professionals is spellbinding enough, watching a match live and firsthand is an altogether different experience.What changes most drastically between watching a match on television and watching a match live is the speed of the game. Observing from the usual isometric angle afforded to typical television audiences, the typical tennis match seems like a large game of Pong with human bodies moving back and forth as paddles. Up close, the game is an entirely different beast. Tennis is a thinking man’s game, one that is as cerebral as it is instinctual.In the live game, the minutiae of the game comes to the forefront: the sweat on the backs of the players, each labored breath between points, the thrill of each blistering serve and each breathless chase-down slice come together to form a type of physical artistry.And then there’s the drama: each match is a prizefight. The physical punishment of deep,  heavy strokes that require extra effort to return, the slumping shoulders and utter despair of the player on the wrong side of an extended point. One player will smell blood, the other will become the prey. There are no excuses in tennis, no moral victories and no consolation for losers. It is man versus man, and man versus himself — the ball serves as an intermediary of wills.All of these things are true about USC men’s tennis. The varying styles and personalities of all the different players come together on the USC team. There’s a classic big server in sophomore Max de Vroome, a power flat ground stroke player in junior Jonny Wang, a left-handed topspin savant in junior Roberto Quiroz and the cerebral shot-making magician in senior Ray Sarmiento. All of the above mentioned players are nationally ranked by the ITA in singles play, and each of their styles will be on display as the Trojans look to capture their fifth NCAA title in six years.Tennis as a collegiate sport is perhaps more immediately affected by recruiting than any other college sport: one strong recruit can turn the tide and bring a wave of success, much in the same way Johnson did for the Trojans and former ITA Singles No. 1 Alex Domijan did for the University of Virginia in the Cavaliers’ 2013 national title campaign.To that effect, the Trojans will be bringing in freshman Robbie Bellamy, who was rated as a blue-chip player, and freshman Nicholas Crystal, who was rated a five-star prospect by TennisRecruiting.com. Crystal was ranked as the No. 1 player in the state of New York, and Bellamy was the No. 9 high school player in the nation.But winning and supporting the Trojan family shouldn’t be the only reason to attend men’s tennis matches this semester. It’s truly a beautiful game, a glorious athletic spectacle. Though interest in tennis in America is still a tough sell without the involvement of Serena Williams, the game remains one of the last bastions of grace and tradition in a sports world mired with me-first team athletes and supercharged egos. It’s a game that prizes agility, grace and precision over outright aggression, and in that way it possesses a timeless beauty.The USC men’s tennis team kicks off its 2014 quest for a title Saturday at Marks Stadium against the Santa Clara Broncos at 11 a.m. I’m not a beat writer for the tennis team anymore. But you might find me there taking in the beautiful game and cheering on the Trojans.last_img read more

AFCON 2015:Ghana to play Togo and Guinea in qualifiers

first_imgGhana have been drawn against neighbours, Togo in the same group for the final round of qualifying for the 2015 Africa Cup of Nations to be hosted by Morocco.The Black Stars are also paired with Guinea after Sunday’s draw in Cairo. The fourth team will be determined after the second round qualifiers.The 30th edition of AFCON will be played from 17 January through to 8 February 2015.Group winners and runner-up of each group plus the third-best team will join hosts Morocco for the final tournament.Group ANigeriaSouth AfricaSudanWinner of Match 37/38 Group BMaliAlgeriaEthiopiaWinner of Match 43/44Group CBurkina FasoAngolaGabonWinner of Match 33/34Group D Cote d’IvoireCameroonDR CongoWinner Match 41/42Group EGhanaTogoGuineaWinner Match 35/36Group FZambiaCape VerdeNigerWinner Match 45/46 Group GTunisiaEgyptSenegalWinner Match 39/40last_img read more

Kole Calhoun considers the possible end of his Angels career

first_imgANAHEIM — Kole Calhoun stood in the Angels clubhouse in full uniform, long after most of his teammates had already changed into T-shirts and shorts or even street clothes. His uniform was still covered in dirt from his headfirst slide home with the Angels final run of a disappointing season.For Calhoun, it may have been his final moment in the only uniform he’s ever known.“I can’t say that I haven’t thought about it,” Calhoun said. “Coming off the field that ninth inning, that could be the last time. Yeah, I’ve definitely thought about it. We’ll see what happens, though.”The Angels hold a $14 million option on Calhoun for 2020, with a $1 million buyout. They have to decide within five days of the end of the World Series. Although it’s not certain, they are expected to decline the option to use those resources to add pitching. Even if they do decline the option, it’s possible they could still bring back Calhoun back at a lesser salary. Angels’ Shohei Ohtani spending downtime working in outfield “If that was it, this has been a helluva ride,” Calhoun said. “It really has. I’ve been with this organization for 10 years and they made a dream come true and gave me a chance to go out and play everyday. I couldn’t be more grateful.”Related Articles Angels offense breaks out to split doubleheader with Astros Calhoun said he appreciated the comments he heard from the fans and a few signs. He wasn’t sure if Manager Brad Ausmus would pull him from the game early, so he took each at-bat as if it might be his last.“You are not human if the thought doesn’t cross your mind that this could be it,” Calhoun said. “Even driving here this morning. Walking away from here today, could be the last time. It’s kind of special. Looking back over these last 10 years, they have been the best 10 years of my life.”ALSOTommy La Stella got a hit in four trips to the plate, finishing 1 for 8 in the two games he played after missing nearly three months with a broken leg. La Stella, who made the All-Star team for the first time, finished his season with a .295 average, 16 homers and an .832 OPS. …The Angels finished with an attendance of 3,019,012. It was their 17th straight year drawing 3 million fans. Only the Angels and New York Yankees have reached that mark each year since 2003. Jose Suarez’s rocky start sinks Angels in loss to Astros Angels’ Mike Trout working on his defense, thanks to Twitter Angels’ poor pitching spoils an Albert Pujols milestone Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Doc Rivers admits there is ‘chance’ Jamal Crawford will not return

first_imgClippers sixth-man Jamal Crawford sat on the bench Friday and watched as J.J. Redick broke his franchise record for 3-pointers made. Crawford’s mark of 161 was set in 2013-14. Redick now has 164 after sinking 4 of 7 in the 113-99 victory over the Washington Wizards at Staples Center.Crawford was wearing a suit, not his Clippers uniform, because he was missing his ninth consecutive game with a strained right calf. Coach Doc Rivers said before the game that Crawford has shown improvement. But afterward, Rivers was taken to task about just how uneasy he is regarding Crawford’s status.“Well, I’m concerned,” he said. “I mean, make no mistake about that. I mean, I was pretty confident that Blake (Griffin) would be back at some point, so I didn’t have concern on that. But I do have concern with Jamal; I’ll say that.”Rivers was then asked the million-dollar question: Is it possible Crawford may not return at all this season? “There’s a chance,” said Rivers, whose team today at 12:30 p.m. plays host to the New Orleans Pelicans. “You know, I don’t know right now because he’s improved, but not enough, I can tell you that. He’s nowhere near, in my opinion, playing. So we just have to hope he gets better.”Crawford is the NBA’s two-time Sixth Man of the Year. He turned 35 Friday, but he’s having a solid season averaging 16.4 points per game.Speaking of RedickRedick has now made 164 of 384 from 3-point range this season. That is a terrific 42.7 percent, sixth-best in the league. He was stoked to set the new record, more so because the old one belonged to his pal.“I knew I was getting close,” Redick said. “I didn’t know I was that close, that I was one away (when the game began). Jamal had mentioned something to me two or three weeks ago, when I was at 130-something. “It’s cool to break Jamal’s record – a good friend, and a guy I love playing with. Hopefully, I will have many more seasons with the Clippers and challenge this record.”Redick admitted he likes having his name in the record book.“There is no question,” he said. “Any time you ever hold a franchise record, it is a positive.”Griffin feeling goodThe Clippers (45-25) are 3-1 since the return of Griffin, who sat out 15 consecutive games with a staph infection in his right elbow. He has averaged 17.7 points, 9.5 rebounds and 5.2 assists in those four games. He’s averaging 22.2 points, 7.7 rebounds and 5.2 assists this season, meaning only his scoring is down some.Griffin talked about his numbers. But he made it clear that winning is the most significant part of the equation.“Stats sometimes can be a little fickle and not tell the whole story,” he said, “but the best part is being 3-1. Winning games, especially this time of year when we only have a handful of games left, I think that is what is most important. But I could be better, so it’s great that we are winning games while I am getting back into it.”Scouting the PelicansNew Orleans enters with a record of 37-32, having lost its past two games at Phoenix and at Golden State. The Pelicans are ninth in the West, two games behind Oklahoma City. The Clippers were fifth before Saturday’s slate of games.Star forward Anthony Davis leads New Orleans in scoring, rebounding and blocked shots with respective averages of 24.6, 10.4 and 2.9. Davis missed the games at Phoenix and Golden State, however, with an ankle injury. Consider him questionable.The teams have split two games. The Clippers won 120-100 at Staples Center on Dec. 6, but the Pelicans – sans Davis – defeated the Clippers 108-103 on Jan. 30 at New Orleans.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

With Brandon Ingram injured, Lakers sign Derrick Williams for perimeter depth

first_img“Had nothing to do with LeBron James,” an amused Thomas said Friday morning.An All-Star and MVP candidate in Boston last year, Thomas spent the first four months of this season in Cleveland with James, appearing in 15 games after missing the beginning of the season with a hip injury.“People are trying to get him,” Thomas said of the marketing campaign to lure James. “It’s interesting. You might as well try to do everything you can to get a guy like that on your team.”I.T. FOR A.I.Thomas played his first game since changing his number from 7 to 3.“One of my favorite players of all time wore 3, Allen Iverson,” Thomas said. “So when (Corey Brewer) left I had just inquired about whether I could change my number because I definitely didn’t like 7. My options when I got traded weren’t any options that I liked.”Thomas wore No. 3 in Phoenix and Cleveland, while sporting 22 in Sacramento and 4 in Boston.“Eleven’s always been my favorite number,” Thomas said. “I wore that in high school, so I just haven’t had a chance to be able to wear any of those numbers really with the teams that I’ve been on.” “We tried to get Derrick a couple of days ago,” Walton said, “but we had to wait for paperwork from China. Otherwise it would have been nice to have him right when Brandon got out but the paperwork got delayed.”The deal finally went through on Friday morning, and Williams got to Denver in time to suit up against the Nuggets.Over seven seasons with five teams, Williams has posted averages of 8.9 points and four rebounds.YOUNG KINGSAs talk of billboards has swept Los Angeles, Isaiah Thomas got in the car on Thursday and went in search of some roadside advertising.Thomas’ sons, Jaiden and James, are appearing in a national advertising campaign for the fashion brand Sean John, and could be seen posing with the sons of Chris Paul and Carmelo Anthony.“It was nice to see them up there smiling and looking good,” Thomas said. “I knew where it was going to be, because they said the dates it was going to be out and it’s in a few different cities as well. But I went by there yesterday because I had some time and it happened to be up there. It was a dope moment. It was nice.”Thomas said the photo shoot was in December in Atlanta. On Thursday, he tweeted a photo of the billboard, “My young KINGS got a billboard up in LA!!! God is so good.”My young KINGS got a billboard up in LA!!! God is so good!! @SeanJohn pic.twitter.com/2OIAN9w8J5— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) March 8, 2018To be clear, Thomas said this was not a reference to the billboards aimed at another “king,” LeBron James, that popped up this week in anticipation of his game against the Lakers on Sunday. Those four billboards, paid for by Lakers fan and prominent attorney Jacob Emrani, have received plenty of buzz.Related Articles Whicker: When it comes to LeBron James, follow the drama DENVER — The phone call that woke Derrick Williams at 4:30 a.m. on Friday was one he had been waiting for most of the week, but also for his whole life.After some paperwork issues slowed the process, the Lakers were signing him to a 10-day contract and he needed to get to Denver.“It is just a dream come true,” the veteran forward said. “I am from Los Angeles and being able to put on a Lakers jersey, that is the best thing, any kid … It doesn’t matter how old you are, your hometown team, that is the best thing.”Williams, a former client of Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka, was called into action to give the Lakers depth on the wing while Brandon Ingram recovers from a strained groin that has kept him out for four straight games. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with PackersCoach Luke Walton said Ingram told him on Friday he is feeling better. He is scheduled to be evaluated again in the coming days, but his timetable remains vague.“I didn’t really ask him about when he thinks he will play,” Walton said. “(I’m) busy with what we got going on. It would be nice to have him, but if he is not ready then we won’t play him.”That opens a door for Williams, a La Mirada native who grew up going to games at the Forum with his mother. The No. 2 overall pick by the Minnesota Timberwolves in 2011, Williams had stints in Sacramento, New York and Miami before finishing last season in the NBA Finals with Cleveland. He spent part of this season in the Chinese Basketball Association, playing for the Tianjin Golden Tigers.He played his last game there on Feb. 11, returned home, and waited for an NBA team to call.After Ingram suffered his injury in Miami, the Lakers became interested in signing him. #LABron: LeBron James to Los Angeles billboards appear before Lakers-Cavaliers matchup Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

WATCH LIVE: Mass Casualty Event in Baltimore as Several Homes Explode

first_imgLocal media are reporting several people, including children are trapped in the rubble and paramedics are communicating with at least one victim under the debris.There is a report of at least one death, but the total number of casualties has not been confirmed.The cause of the explosion is under investigation.Officials from Baltimore Gas and Electric and the Baltimore office of emergency management are on scene. Baltimore fire fighters and paramedics are responding to a major explosion that destroyed at least four homes trapping multiple victims.Police say the scanner alerted them to a “mass casualty” event.last_img