Lady Bulldogs Whitewashed By Lady Knights

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs hosted the lady Knights from South Dearborn Thursday night. Defense was solid for both teams with the exception of a major letdown in the 4th inning by the Bulldogs. With a 2-0 lead the Knights put up 4 runs on 3 hits. The Bulldogs were unable to generate any runs losing 6-0.The Bulldogs drop to 3-6 on the season and 2-4 in conference play. They will travel to Greenfield Central on Friday.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Todd Reid.last_img

$2 could get you unlimted Frostys

first_imgBATESVILLE, Ind. — Just $2 could get you unlimited Wendy’s Frostys in 2017, while also helping to find homes for children in foster care.The fast food restaurant announced the return of Frosty Key Tags, which are good for a free Jr. Frosty with any purchase at any time during the year, starting January 1, 2017.Wendy’s will give 85 percent of the $2 spent on Frosty Key Tags purchased now through January 31, 2017, to the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption.The Frosty Key Tags are available for purchase at participating locations while supplies last.last_img read more

Jasper Republican enters senate race

first_imgJasper, In. Republican Indiana state representative Mike Braun from Jasper has announced his candidacy for the U.S. senate seat currently held by Joe Donnelly.The Republican side of the primary is now made up of congressmen Luke Messer & Todd Rokita, Kokomo attorney Mark Hurt and Braun.Braun is the owner and president of Myer Distributing in Jasper. The company has more than 40 locations that supply 10,000 customers in all 50 states. He also serves on the Jasper School Board.Donnelly has been considered as one of the most vulnerable democrats in the 2018 election cycle.last_img read more

Southern United Sprints run for $2,000 to win Saturday night

first_imgCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – There’s a $2,000 top check waiting for the winner of the South Texas Nationals when the Southern United Sprint Series heads to Corpus Christi on Saturday, March 12.The South Texas Speedway show pays a minimum of $350 to start. IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National and Allstar Performance State, as well as special series points will be awarded for the IMCA EMI RaceSaver Sprint Car event.Pit gates will be open all day and hot laps are at 6:30 p.m. Pit passes are $40. Adult grandstand admission is $15.More information is available from Tour Director Randy Waller at 936 537-5265, at the www.southernunitedsprints.net website and on Facebook.last_img read more

Nuggets request waivers on newly acquired guard Gerald Green

first_img February 7, 2020 Nuggets request waivers on newly acquired guard Gerald Green Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditDENVER (AP) — The Denver Nuggets have requested waivers on guard Gerald Green, whom they acquired from Houston as part of the 12-player, four-team trade with the Rockets, Timberwolves and Hawks earlier this week.Green has missed the entire season because of a foot injury in the preseason that required surgery. The 12-year veteran has played in 658 career games for eight NBA teams, posting averages of 9.7 points and 2.5 rebounds while playing 19.8 minutes a game.He was the 18th overall pick by the Boston Celtics in the 2005 NBA draft out of Gulf Shores Academy High School in Houston.last_img read more

The Latest: Shula, 3 ex-Dolphins team for free meals

first_imgThe Indian Premier League has been suspended indefinitely because of the coronavirus pandemic.The IPL has become cricket’s primary annual competition in April and May but India this week extended the world’s biggest lockdown to May 3. That has dashed hopes by the Board of Control for Cricket in India of a shortened IPL in May possibly without spectators.The BCCI bowed to the inevitable to suspend the Twenty20 competition until further notice.BCCI honorary secretary Jay Shah says “the health and safety of the nation and everyone involved in our great sport remains our top priority and … the IPL 2020 season will only commence when it is safe and appropriate to do so.”The eight-week IPL was to begin on March 29 but was then pushed back to April 15. Shula, John Offerdahl, Kim Bokamper and Bob Brudzinski — all involved in the restaurant business — have teamed to help deliver breakfast, lunch or dinner to those most at risk.The Dolphins said Thursday the program provides wrapped meals for health care and nonprofit organizations and first responders. It is also aimed at keeping food service workers employed.___Mike Conley Jr. expected to spend this week starting a quest for a championship with the Utah Jazz.He’s playing for the NBA HORSE title instead. ___Nice coach Patrick Vieira has been thanked by the city’s mayor for donating 250 iPads to elderly people in four public care homes.The 43-year-old Vieira is a former player who won the 1998 World Cup with France.Mayor Christian Estrosi says “together we’re always stronger and I thank Patrick Vieira and Nice for their generosity.”Estrosi says the tablets are essential in helping people maintain contact with their families “and limit the isolation of our elders during the confinement period.” The USTA says it is shaving more than $20 million from its budget by reducing salaries of its management and eliminating programs in player development and marketing.The group that runs the U.S. Open says the total future support provided by the USTA and its industry partners for the sport at the grassroots level “will be determined by the financial performance” of the 2020 Grand Slam tournament in Flushing Meadows.The USTA says it still plans to stage its tournament as scheduled from Aug. 31 to Sept. 13.The U.S. Open would be the next major tennis championship on the calendar after the French Open was postponed and Wimbledon was canceled.The WTA and ATP professional tours are currently suspended until at least July and one tournament in August already has been called off. April 16, 2020 Associated Press The Canadian Open golf tournament has been canceled because of the to the coronavirus pandemic.The event was scheduled for June 8-14 at St. George’s Golf and Country Club in Toronto.The Canadian Open is the third oldest event on the PGA Tour schedule behind the British Open and the U.S. Open.___The French soccer federation is preparing a rescue package for its 14,000 amateur clubs. The FFF says it will announce its “massive support plan for amateur soccer” in the coming days. It says the plan will support clubs when their leagues restart next season.The FFF canceled all its leagues this season because of the coronavirus pandemic except the third division and the women’s first division. The top two men’s leagues in France and the League Cup are run by the LFP.The French Cup final on April 25 and the women’s French Cup semifinals on March 21 have been postponed but not canceled.___The U.S. Tennis Association says it is overseeing a commitment of more than $50 million to help the sport deal with the effects of the coronavirus pandemic.center_img PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says the hospital workers are “true heroes” who should continue to be applauded.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 ___World Rugby is offering a $100 million relief fund for national unions distressed by the coronavirus pandemic.World Rugby says “it is designed to assist the maximum number of unions for the maximum amount of time while there is a rugby void.”The body adds “the financial package will potentially involve a combination of advances and loans” for Six Nations and Sanzaar unions and that “World Rugby is also committed to supporting emerging nations and regional associations where required.”___ ___French soccer club Paris Saint-Germain is helping to provide meals for medical staff combating the coronavirus outbreak.Up to 1,200 meals per day are being prepared in the kitchens of the Parc des Princes in western Paris. They are then delivered by volunteers from the Street Food en Mouvement (Street Food on the Move) association.Volunteers from the association have used the stadium kitchens since April 9. Four trucks have been used to take more than 5,000 meals to seven hospitals.Every day a team of 12 delivers a full meal outside hospitals from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. and 6 p.m.-10 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___Former NFL coach Don Shula and three of his former Miami Dolphins players are providing free meals to those seriously affected by the coronavirus crisis. The program is funded by a $250,000 grant from team owner Stephen Ross. Conley is one of four semifinalists in the tournament. The conclusion will be streamed Thursday night on the ESPN platforms. The other semifinalists are retired NBA champion Chauncey Billups, Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine and WNBA All-Star Allie Quigley of the Chicago Sky.The HORSE tournament was born to give basketball-starved fans some content and Conley says it scratched his itch to be competitive again as well.Conley says “HORSE is something that we’ve all played growing up and it’s something I actually play after most of my workouts in the summertime.”Conley adds “I like to still have fun and throw shots off the backboard, the walls, bounce stuff in. It’s just good to get the creative juices flowing again and I know all the competitors are feeling that way.”___ The Latest: Shula, 3 ex-Dolphins team for free mealslast_img read more

New era of Wisconsin volleyball set to begin

first_imgAfter a disappointing finish to the 2012 season in which the Wisconsin volleyball team finished 17-16 and tied for ninth in the Big Ten, Wisconsin welcomes both a new head coach and highly regarded recruiting class in 2013.Wisconsin begins a new era in 2013 with new head coach Kelly Sheffield, who previously coached the University of Dayton to four conference season and tournament championships while also earning three Atlantic 10 Coach of the Year awards.Sheffield returns three starters plus libero and 11 letterwinners from last season.He is hoping for immediate success with the team this season, but he said building a program with a strong foundation is imperative.“When you’re talking about long-term success, there are no shortcuts,” Sheffield said. “You embrace the daily grind, and that’s what we’re doing now. And you put all of your energies into that.” Junior outside hitter Courtney Thomas said Sheffield’s style of coaching took some getting used to.“He kind of kicked our butt in the beginning of spring and set down his ground of rules,” Thomas said.However, she said the team is more focused in trying to achieve its goals at practice every day.The Badgers boast the fourth-ranked recruiting class in the country led by freshman setter Lauren Carlini, the 2012 Gatorade National Volleyball Player of the Year.Carlini said the biggest challenge she has faced so far is adjusting to the amplified speed of the game.“In high school and club, it’s so much slower and people are a lot smaller,” Carlini said. “In the college game, it’s much more about mental toughness … because everyone’s a lot bigger and everyone hits a lot harder here.”While the Badgers have a strong group of freshmen to add to the team, the lineup consists of only one active senior in libero, Annemarie Hickey. Senior Julie Mikaelsen will miss the entire season and take a medical redshirt after suffering a broken foot in practice on Aug. 23.Sheffield said Hickey will have to bear most of the leadership responsibility this season as the only four-year starter on the team. Hickey led the Big Ten in digs during both her sophomore and junior seasons with 4.77 and 4.93 digs per set respectively.Sheffield said he believes the team’s serving and passing ability will be one of its strengths this season. Last year, Thomas ranked seventh in the Big Ten in assists with 10.55 per set, and Hickey was seventh in services aces with 0.29 per set.Wisconsin will again compete in the toughest volleyball conference in the country. The Big Ten has seven teams ranked in the preseason coach’s poll including Penn State, Minnesota, Michigan and Nebraska ranked in the top 10. The Badgers will play 12 teams this season that are ranked or received votes in the preseason poll.Sheffield said one of his goals this season is to have his team play at a consistently high level in order to stay competitive with such a challenging schedule.“We always want to be going harder,” Sheffield said. “But we also want to balance being able to go hard with also being a team that plays with enthusiasm and also a team that has some consistency about what they’re doing.”last_img read more

Clippers coach Doc Rivers doesn’t care about your preseason predictions

first_imgPLAYA VISTA — Doc Rivers doesn’t really care whether the Clippers are picked for first place in the NBA’s overall standings (they’re not) or last (they’re not). He doesn’t put any thought to preseason rankings or selections or prognostications. He doesn’t care whether the Clippers are underdogs or not.“I don’t think I give a crap one way or the other,” the Clippers coach said Monday. “I’m just being very honest. I didn’t give a crap last year or the year before that or the year before that, because at the end of the day, it’s all talk. It’s always been all talk. The season will tell you who you are.”The Clippers have finished the regular season with 50 wins or more in five consecutive seasons and have been either first or second in the Pacific Division standings in six in a row. They also have been considered among the elite teams in the Western Conference in each of those six seasons.Related Articles “I guess, as a player, I’d look at our team and say, ‘We’re going to be good. We’ve got a chance to be good.’ When I was with the Knicks, ‘We’re going to win it.’ That’s how I thought. I can’t even tell you what other people thought. I’m sure they picked the Bulls, but no one on our team thought that.“The motivation wasn’t to beat the Bulls because everyone else thought they were going to win. The motivation was to beat the Bulls. Period. I think that’s what most players think. The written word has less effect on players than people think.“I guess if you’re picked to be in last place, that may motivate you. If you hear that all the time, like, ‘Geez, your team is going to be awful, you’re going to be in last,’ well, I think that may motivate you a little bit, to prove that wrong. But what are you, next-to-last?“Are you happy? I don’t know? That’s all I’m saying.”For what it’s worth, the Clippers were 11th in ESPN.com’s power rankings posted Monday.HEALTHY AGAIN?Sindarius Thornwell (shoulder) returned to the Clippers’ practice court, joining a growing list of players to have been declared sound enough to resume workouts after being sidelined by injuries. Patrick Beverley (knee) could be back Tuesday or Wednesday. Clippers rookie Ike Iroegbu makes a good first impression Clippers guard Austin Rivers: ‘We will be a playoff team this year’ An offseason of change has brought lowered expectations from outside the team, however. The Clippers’ trade of Chris Paul to the Houston Rockets has invited unusual rounds of skepticism about a team that has nine new names on the roster. None of it means anything to Rivers.Or so he said during an extended answer to a question about a perceived change in status.“It doesn’t affect me,” Rivers said. “I’ll put it that way. It may affect the players, but I doubt it. It’s all talk. No one knows where anyone is going to be. We know who the favorite is. There’s one favorite. That’s it. Other than that, everyone else is just in the league.”Rivers referred to the Golden State Warriors, winners of two of the past three NBA titles.“As a player, I can’t ever remember going into a year, going, ‘Wow, I think we’re going to be sixth, because that’s what everyone said,’” Rivers continued. “This is just me, but as a player, I never thought of that as motivation. You need that to motivate me? Do you know what I mean? Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Who is the Patriots’ backup QB? Jarrett Stidham suddenly has shot at QB1 job with Tom Brady leaving

first_imgBill Belichick is no stranger to drafting QBs after all, with 10 QBs drafted since the Patriots took Tom Brady with the 199th overall pick in 2000. Stidham is the latest to be picked by the New England head man, and now could be lined up to start in 2020.Here’s what you need to know about the Patriots’ backup QB.MORE: Breaking down the Patriots’ best Tom Brady replacementsWho is the Patriots’ backup QB?As it stands, Jarrett Stidham was the backup to Tom Brady, and is now presumably No. 1 on the New England depth chart. Cody Kessler is currently under contract through the 2020 season and was New England’s third stringer in 2019.Who is Jarrett Stidham?Stidham, a former five-star recruit per Scout.com, was a two-year starter for the Auburn Tigers between 2017 and 2018. Stidham joined the Baylor Bears out of high school, and started three games as a true freshman, throwing 12 touchdowns in 2015. He transferred following the firing of Art Briles, transferring to Auburn. He started 27 games over two seasons with the Tigers.Coming out of high school, Stidham was scouted as a dual-threat quarterback with an arm that was only going to get stronger. That was the case in his 2017 season with the Tigers, where he looked like a world-beater, including notching big wins against Georgia and Alabama late in the season. But Stidham looked like a different quarterback in 2018, not building on his 2017 successes and regressing as the Tigers’ starting QB. As a result, Stidham fell to the fourth round in the 2019 NFL Draft, where the Patriots took him with the 133rd overall pick.In a competition with Brian Hoyer, Stidham beat out the veteran in 2019 camp and was named QB2 on the Patriots depth chart. In his first and only taste of NFL action, Stidham relieved Tom Brady in a Week 3 blowout win over the Jets, but threw a Pick 6 in the process. Should Belichick grow Stidham as a passer and help him regain his confidence, there’s a decent chance Stidham could start in 2020.MORE: How Tom Brady leaving impacts Patriots’ odds to win Super Bowl 55, AFC EastJarrett Stidham’s college careerStidham completed 63.6 percent of his passes for the Tigers in his sophomore and junior seasons, compiling an 18-9 record as a starter (including bowl games). In 2018, the Tigers knocked off Purdue in the Music City Bowl 63-14. In 2017, Stidham and the Tigers fell to UCF in the Peach Bowl 34-27. He threw two interceptions in Peach Bowl loss, including the game-sealing interception in the end zone with 24 seconds remaining. Unfortunately for Stidham, he went from ascending QB in 2017 and regressed in 2018 for Auburn. Prior to the 2018 season, some pegged Stidham as a future first-round talent, but unfortunately, he wasn’t able to build on what he started in 2017.Stidham did close out his college career with a win and a five-touchdown performance vs. Purdue.In his entire college career, Stidham threw for 7,217 yards and 48 touchdowns in 37 games, throwing 13 interceptions in that span. He also rushed for nine touchdowns. Exit Tom Brady. Enter Jarrett Stidham?The second-year man out of Auburn likely woke up to the news today that Tom Brady is indeed exiting Foxborough to pursue an opportunity to start elsewhere. At the moment, this puts Stidham at the top of the QB depth chart in New England.last_img read more