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19-year Sunman defense attorney moves to the other side, in Dearborn County

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first_imgVersailles, In. — Sunman attorney, John Watson has announced his intention to take a job as deputy prosecutor in Dearborn County. Ripley County prosecutor Ric Hertel expressed great respect for Watson and forwarded his thoughts to WRBI News.This week marks the end of an era in the Ripley County criminal justice system.  After spending 19 years across the courtroom from an adversary and a rival John Watson, an attorney from Sunman, has accepted a position in the Dearborn County Prosecutor’s Office as a deputy prosecutor, and will leave criminal defense work.For those in our community who don’t know, John has represented more criminal defendants than any other attorney in the Ripley County criminal justice system during my tenure as prosecuting attorney.  Over the years, I’ve prosecuted and he’s defended countless misdemeanors and felonies in our courts.  We haven’t always agreed and our clients had differing interests most every time.  However, we always had an amicable and professional relationship even in the factually and legally difficult cases, the worst of the worst.   John took the tough cases and the not so tough cases handling appointments throughout this entire time period for those who could not afford to hire their own attorney.  He made sure that Constitutional Rights were protected and that everyone had their guaranteed protections met.Over the years I have tried many cases and handled thousands of others.  A good percentage of those had John Watson’s fingerprints all over them.  He fought hard, but he fought fair.  In our time together his word was his bond, and I am grateful for that.  I will miss seeing him across the courtroom from me but maybe someday we’ll prosecute a case together and sit at the same counsel table.  I think we’d be a tough team to beat.  So long my friend, I wish you the best.  Ripley County will miss you.last_img read more

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Dubuque Speedway to host Tri-Track Challenge

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first_imgBy Jerry MackeyDUBUQUE, Iowa – Dubuque Speedway will host a special night of racing featuring the Ideal Ready Mix Tri-Track Challenge.Out Pace Racing Products IMCA Late Models will tackle the high banks of Dubuque Speedway on Sunday, May 29 with a 50-lap main event headlining the racing program with the winner pocket­ing a cool $2,000.In addition to the high-powered Late Models the Merfeld Brothers Auto IMCA Modifieds, GSI Colli­sion Specialists IMCA Northern SportMods and IMCA Stock Cars will all be in action.Hot laps are at 6 p.m. with the first race scheduled for 6:30 p.m. Following the races a fan apprecia­tion party will be held in the Beer Garden with music and refreshments being provided by SPI Promotions.last_img

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May’s Flower Moon: A Supermoon? Not This Time

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first_imgThough some are calling May’s Full Flower Moon a Supermoon, but Farmers’ Almanac states that it falls short of earning that moniker, and April’s Pink Moon was our true, and last, Supermoon of 2020.Supermoons are caused by the shape of the Moon’s orbit, which is not a perfect circle, but an ellipse, or oval, shape. The Moon orbits the Earth once each month, and each month, it reaches a point farthest from the Earth, called apogee, and a point closest to the Earth, called perigee. According to how a Supermoon is defined, it occurs when the Moon is at least 90% of the way to its perigee position at the same time it is in its “full” or “new” phase.According to the Farmers’ Almanac, the term Supermoon became popular in March 2011 when the Moon’s perigee brought it to 221,565 miles of Earth; within 127 miles of the absolute closest that it can come (the absolute closest the Moon can come is 221,438 miles from Earth; an exceedingly rare occurrence).And though the May full moon generally marks the end of hard frosts, this full moon brings with it at least one more frost possibility as the overnight low Friday night is 29.last_img read more

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OSCL makes monetary donation to children’s convalescent home

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first_imgTHE Ontario Softball Cricket League (OSCL), a predominantly Guyanese organisation, has embarked on an initiative to assist the needy in Guyana and towards this end, will donate cash to selected charitable organisations on a yearly basis. The first such donation was made recently by vice-president Terry Mathura, who was in Guyana for the sixth annual Guyana Softball Cup, which was organised by the Guyana Floodlights Softball Cricket Association (GFSCA).The recipient of the first monetary donation was the Guyana Red Cross Society Children Convalescent Home which Mathura visited and had an informal interaction with the staff and children.last_img

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Update on the latest sports

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first_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditVIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSSpring Olympics appearing less likelyUNDATED (AP) — Tokyo Olympic organizers seem to be leaning away from starting the rescheduled games in the spring of 2021. More and more the signs point toward the summer of 2021. March 28, 2020 — A Canadian hockey goalie equipment manufacturer has begun producing medical supplies for hospitals in and around southwestern Ontario. Brian’s Custom Sports in Kingsville initially was approached by public health officials about its surplus of double-sided tape and foam. But when the Ontario government closed nonessential businesses to help stop the spread of COVID-19, the company was asked to change its production.— USA Curling says additional participants at a tournament this month in Laurel, Maryland, have tested positive for the coronavirus. The United States Curling Association Club National Championships were held March 7-14 at Potomac Curling Club. Fox 5 DC reported that at least 20 people who participated in the event are sick. USA Curling also canceled the 2020 Arena National Championships scheduled for April 27 to May 2 in Gillette, Wyoming. The event will be held there in 2022 instead.— Athletes and musicians took part in an online global music festival organized by the Spanish soccer league that raised about $690,000 for the fight against the coronavirus. Barcelona’s Gerard Piqué, Real Madrid’s Sergio Ramos and tennis star Rafael Nadal were among those who participated in Saturday’s charity event organized to raise funds for the purchase of medical supplies and to support fans confined to their homes.— Spain’s Barcelona soccer team has delivered 30,000 masks to the Catalonia government to help fight the coronavirus pandemic. The club says the masks were made in China and donated by insurance company Taiping, a regional partner of the club. Barcelona said the “daily use” masks will be distributed to nursing homes.— Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence and his girlfriend have resumed their efforts to raise money for those affected by the new coronavirus. The two had set up a GoFundMe page earlier this week until told by Clemson the site violated NCAA rules against using an athlete’s name, image and likeness for crowd funding. But the NCAA later said Lawrence and other athletes could use such sites to raise money in this case.   Associated Press Organizing committee President Yoshiro Mori suggested there would be no major change from 2020.International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach had left open the possibility of spring dates after announcing Tuesday that the Tokyo Games would be postponed.The postponed games were to have opened on July 24 and closed on Aug. 9. Mori suggested some decisions could be made as early as this week when the organizing committee’s executive board meets.In other news related to the coronavirus pandemic:— A second Colorado Avalanche player has tested positive for COVID-19. The team says it was informed Friday night, and the unidentified player is in self-isolation. A statement from the Avalanche on Saturday says those who came in close contact with the player have been informed and remain isolated. The team says no other Avalanche player or staff member has shown symptoms at this time. There are now four NHL players known to have tested positive — two with Colorado and two with Ottawa. In other NFL news:— The Giants have reached a one-year contract agreement with tight end Eric Tomlinson, who split last season with New York, New England and Oakland. Raiders. He appeared in eight games and had one catch. The Giants won’t confirm the deal until Tomlinson passes his physical.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-TEXAS-SMART STAYSUT athletic director: Shaka Smart to remain for next seasonAUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Head coach Shaka Smart is getting another season to elevate the Texas men’s basketball program. NFL-NEWSVikings re-sign veteran guard Dakota DozierUNDATED (AP) — The Minnesota Vikings have re-signed veteran guard Dakota Dozier.The Furman product played in 16 games last season with a career-high four starts. He originally joined Minnesota as a free agent last April.Dozier was drafted by the New York Jets in the fourth round of the 2014 NFL draft. He has appeared in 54 career games with 11 starts. — The executive chairman of Madison Square Garden Company and owner of the New York Knicks has tested positive for the coronavirus. The Knicks announced James Dolan’s diagnosis Saturday night, saying he has been in self-isolation and is experiencing little to no symptoms. It is not clear when he was tested or when he received the diagnosis. Dolan is the first U.S. major pro sports owner known to have tested positive for the virus.— A deal worked out between Major League Baseball and the players doesn’t include details of what a reconfigured schedule would look like. The agreement calls for play to resume “as soon as is practicable” with a goal of completing “the fullest 2020 championship season and postseason that is economically feasible.” It also says there must be no legal restrictions on mass gathering and travel. The two sides agreed to consider playing past the usual end of the postseason in late October, even if it involves using neutral sites and domes. Details were divulged to The Associated Press by people familiar with the agreement.— The postponement of the Tokyo Games has catapulted the sports organizations that make up the backbone of the U.S. Olympic team into crisis. At least one has already started layoffs and others are desperate to stay solvent. Some are expecting a major downturn in membership dues, while others are reeling from event cancellations totaling more than 8,000 across all sports. A database analyzed by The Associated Press shows combined projected losses of more than $121 million in revenue between February and June for 43 of the 50 national governing bodies that responded to a survey from the NGB Council in the wake of the coronavirus crisis.— Naomi Osaka says she is disappointed that the Olympics in her native Japan were postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic, but she supports the decision to delay the Summer Games to 2021. In a posting today on social media, the two-time Grand Slam champion wrote: “Sport will eventually unite us again and be there for us always, but that time is not now.” She also addressed “the people of Japan,” saying, “stay strong, hang in there and let’s show the world our beautiful country when the time is right.”— Athletic trainers across the country are changing their routines and joining the fight against the coronavirus pandemic. The National Athletic Trainers Association put together an app aimed at helping trainers assist understaffed hospitals. The app was intended to give health care providers a database to look for help nationwide. More than 950 athletic trainers have signed up over the last week. NEW YORK (AP) — St. John’s wing LJ Figueroa has declared for the NBA draft.School officials say he hasn’t hired an agent and still has the option to return to school. Figueroa can return to school for his final season of eligibility if he withdraws from the draft pool by June 3.Figueroa started 32 games in each of his two seasons with the Red Storm, averaging 14.5 points and 5.4 rebounds.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-WESTERN MICHIGANBates replaces Hawkins at Western Michigan KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) — Western Michigan has promoted Clayton Bates to men’s basketball head coach, with its athletic director saying the coronavirus crisis impacted the school’s search.Bates was previously an associate head coach for WMU. He replaces Steve Hawkins, whose tenure ended this month after 17 seasons.Hawkins guided the Broncos to a 291-262 record and seven Mid-American Conference regular-season titles. The school has made just one NCAA Tournament appearance since 2004, its first season under Hawkins.HORSE RACING-FLORIDA DERBYTiz the Law wins Derby prep Update on the latest sports MIAMI (AP) — Tiz the Law ran away in the stretch to easily win the Florida Derby.Tiz the Law wrapped up a spot in the Kentucky Derby field based on the points standings that are used to determine who qualifies for the Run for the Roses. The win at Gulfstream Park was worth 100 points, far more than what will be needed for a chance to run at Churchill Downs if the rescheduled Kentucky Derby goes off as planned in early September.Shivaree was second after going off at 80-1. Shivaree picked up 50 points to likely clinch a spot in the Derby field.Fountain of Youth winner Ete Indien was third in a most unusual race at Gulfstream, where fans were banned, and even owners were told to stay away from the track because of the coronavirus pandemic.,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 Longhorns athletic director Chris Del Conte has confirmed that Smart will be back for a sixth season with the team, telling the Austin American-Statesman, “Shaka’s our coach.”Smart gained national attention by rebuilding VCU’s program, going 163-63 over six years and reaching the NCAA Tournament during his last five seasons at the school. The Rams went to the Final Four in 2011 and never won fewer than 26 games under Smart before he left for Texas in 2015.But the Longhorns have been a heavier lift, reaching the NCAA Tournament twice in four tries. Texas went 19-12 this past season without any seniors in the lineup. But the team is just 40-50 in the Big 12 under Smart, who is 90-78 overall with the Longhorns.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-ST. JOHN’S-FIGUEROARed Storm player leaving earlylast_img read more

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Making the leap: Sykes continues on-court dominance in freshman season for Syracuse

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first_img Published on February 11, 2013 at 11:30 pm Contact Trevor: tbhass@syr.edu | @TrevorHass Facebook Twitter Google+ Quentin Hillsman remembers watching 5-foot-9 Brittney Sykes practice during her senior year of high school, wondering if the rumors were true.“I kept saying, ‘That girl can’t dunk the ball,’” the Syracuse head coach said. “And then, boom! Afterwards I teased her. I said, ‘But you traveled.’”Hillsman, who admits Sykes can jump higher than he can, was immediately impressed, and knew the University (N.J.) High School star was a player who could give him minutes right away as a freshman.Sykes’ athletic ability, high basketball IQ, and experience making the USA Basketball Under-18 National Team and McDonald’s All-American team immediately drew the Orange coaching staff her way. The second-team, All-USA guard was eager to start as a freshman and contribute immediately, so she signed with Syracuse. So far this season, Sykes has averaged nine points, five rebounds and more than two steals per game, energizing the Orange to a 19-3 start – the best in school history.“Going through the process we were really, really honest with her,” Hillsman said. “I told her nothing would be given here and nothing would be easy, but if she did everything she needed to do, she would have a great opportunity to come here and play right away as a freshman. I knew she had a chance to be really, really good.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textAnd so far she has, as Hillsman said Sykes has exceeded his lofty expectations to start the season. She’s scored in double figures 10 times, including six in Big East play.Being one of the youngest players on the court is something to which Sykes is fully accustomed. She remembers watching her older cousins Anthony, Kinzy and Auset play in her backyard all day and night, regardless of the weather.Just 3 years old at the time, Sykes was immediately mesmerized by the game. One day, instead of watching from afar, she decided to jump in on the action.“I just went outside, and I remember dribbling in the corner with my right hand and being a right-hand bandit, not knowing how to shoot,” Sykes said.But from age 3 onward, Sykes spent hours playing pickup with her cousins, slowly but surely reaching their level, even beating Anthony – now in his 20s – a few times.In fifth grade, when she started to distance herself from the competition, Sykes said classmates used to walk up to her and tell her how tough she was. Sykes appreciated the praise, but didn’t understand what made her tougher than anyone else.“I was just playing,” Sykes said. “What do you mean I’m tough?”She found out what they meant shortly thereafter. The next year, the blossoming star was the only sixth-grader to make the middle school team, playing with girls who were a few inches taller and had two more years of experience.Middle school dominance turned into high school dominance as Sykes’ repertoire continued to expand. University head coach Felicia Oliver recalls seeing Sykes’ game take a substantial jump from her sophomore to senior season when dominant players graduated. Oliver told Sykes she could become one of the top players in the country, but she had to hit the gym.“Once she decided she wanted to be a gym rat and work on all aspects of her game, coupled with her athleticism and drive, she took the country by storm,” Oliver said.Sykes averaged 19 points, 13 rebounds and close to four assists as a senior, earning a spot on the New Jersey All-State team. Despite Sykes’ lack of size, Oliver said she played forward for much of her senior season. Sykes started toying with opponents, finishing around the basket with flair and ferocity, distancing herself from the competition.Her accomplishments were recognized on a national level in no time, as she was named a McDonald’s All-American her senior season.While playing on the team was an honor, Sykes said the best part of the process came off of the court, at a Ronald McDonald House.She walked into the room and there sat Brandon Flaherty, a 13-year-old basketball fanatic who was unable to play due to serious health obstacles. Flaherty already had 11 surgeries at the time, and was deprived of his biggest passion, so Sykes scribed his name on the inside of her shoe.“I don’t know what I would do if I didn’t play basketball,” Sykes said. “It just makes me grateful. I always read his letter he wrote to me when I feel like I’m taking it all for granted.”The U.S. U-18 national team was next for Sykes. After earning a chance to try out, she started training with Rich Leary. Her hard work paid off, and she made the cut.Unfortunately for Sykes, she was forced to head home for personal reasons in August, prior to the tournament. But she still looks back at the experience as incredibly rewarding.So far at Syracuse, Sykes has made the most of her opportunity to contribute immediately for an Orange team in pursuit of an NCAA Tournament berth.But one special moment stands out – Sykes’ buzzer-beater from beyond halfcourt that won the game for the Orange over St. John’s. Sykes said the Orange was in its “60” defense, which means switch on everything. She knew former high school teammate Nadirah McKenith would have the ball in her hands, so she switched with teammate Rachel Coffey and swarmed McKenith.Sykes forced a deflection, scurried after the ball and picked it up, knowing she didn’t have much time.“The 2.8 seconds felt like an eternity,” Sykes said. “I just grabbed it and I launched it. I’m looking at it, and when it hit the backboard, everything was silent. Then it went in, I just went crazy. I was like, ‘Oh my god, I just hit this shot.’”The only way Sykes could ever top that highlight is by busting out a dunk in a game. She’s daydreamed about that possibility becoming a reality.“Honestly, I just want to have a putback one game. I want to poster somebody,” Sykes said with her eyes widened. “Go (Brittney) Griner on ‘em. I watch the boys do it all the time, so I just want to poster somebody.“Who knows?” she said with a smile. “Maybe next game.” Commentslast_img read more

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Fiammetta: Wilson’s elevated play positive sign heading into B1G tourney

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first_imgUnder Bo Ryan, the Wisconsin Badgers have never lost on Senior Day.The program defined most commonly by its consistency is 11-0 in home regular-season finales under its head coach, but last Sunday’s 70-56 Senior Day win over Illinois seemed a little more picturesque than usual.Jordan Taylor had a stellar outing, tying for the team-high with 16 points. The Badgers shot an above-average 44.7 percent from the floor, keyed largely by Taylor’s three assets and zero turnovers. As had been the case seemingly ever since the Feb. 26 road upset of Ohio State – the start of its three-game winning streak – Wisconsin was crisp and aggressive, featuring consistent drives to the hoop and a healthy 27 free throw attempts.Also on the Kohl Center floor, Rob Wilson continued his stretch of markedly improved play off the bench by scoring eight points. The effort by the Badgers’ “other” senior paled in comparison to Taylor’s, but only in statistical prowess.Since playing 16 minutes in the Feb. 16 loss to Michigan State, Wilson hasn’t played fewer than 12 in a game since. After scoring 11 points (two short of his career-high) at Iowa Feb. 23, the 6-foot-4, 200-pound guard/forward has contributed nine, four and eight in the Wisconsin’s final three games.Those numbers still hardly leap off the page, but keep in mind Wilson averages 3.1 points in an average of 10.7 minutes of playing time per game. Both of those statistics are the highest since his sophomore season, when he also scored 3.1 points in 12.2 minutes per game.The result has been a suddenly reliable addition to Ryan’s bench, which has fostered a renewed sense of balance within Wisconsin’s offense. Against Illinois, four players scored in double digits. A poor shooting effort against Minnesota the game earlier had Taylor (22 points) and forward Ryan Evans (12) take care of most of the scoring, but against Ohio State, three players finished with at least 10 points while Wilson added nine.Without so much as an inkling of change in attitude or demeanor, the former four-star high school recruit who just couldn’t quite live up to his early promise now finds himself a critical contributor in the Badgers’ rotation.“Sometimes, a senior just gets inspired,” assistant coach Lamont Paris said in explanation of Wilson’s emergence. “It may be that he has said, ‘This is the last go-around. It’s now or never for me, and for us.’ He’s playing inspired basketball.”Wilson, a Cleveland native whose quiet, reserved nature kept him mostly out of the limelight in his first three years in Madison, was substituted into Sunday’s game only 17 seconds after tip-off. Initially, the move seemed to be an attempt by Ryan to give Wilson some early Senior Day recognition. Knowing that Wilson was about to play his final game in front of them, the Kohl Center crowd delivered a steady stream of applause as Wilson came in for forward Mike Bruesewitz.But then Wilson ended up playing 26 minutes, nine more than Bruesewitz (who was playing with three fouls). That playing time, the win the Badgers eventually wound up with and the post-game video presentation replete with baby pictures and old highlights all blended together to provide a fine Senior Day moment – one Wilson couldn’t really believe for himself, either.“It was sort of surreal, because you just look back on my freshman year and it’s like, time flies,” he said. “It was a great experience, man. My mom was here and there’s nothing more I can ask for than to have my mom experience what I experienced for four years.”Of course, Wilson has a little more time to further refine his UW legacy. The Badgers head to Indianapolis this weekend for the Big Ten Tournament, an event they’ve never entered seeded lower than No. 4 under Ryan, but also one they haven’t won a game in since Wilson and Taylor enrolled.Three consecutive first-game losses, all by four points or less, have kept the most recent Wisconsin teams from entering the NCAA tournament with a real, steady stream of momentum. Knowing that, and obviously knowing that the remainder of his time in cardinal and white is limited to a string of single-elimination games, Wilson’s ready to move past the wonderful pomp and circumstance of Senior Day.With a few wins in March, Wilson can grow from The Guy Who Showed Up Late into The Guy Who Showed Up Late, But When It Counted.“All of my memory is that we’ve gone down there and we haven’t won yet,” Wilson said. “That’s stuck in the back of my mind; that’s just something that we want to go and not leave without getting a win there. Even just winning a championship, you know? I mean, Jordan won a lot in high school, we’ve been winning good throughout the season, so going down there and losing is something that we’re not used to. We don’t want to get used to it, either.”Mike is a senior majoring in journalism. How far can Wilson and the Badgers go in March? Let him know on Twitter @mikefiammetta.last_img read more

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Beat writers unanimously pick Syracuse to top Wagner in a blowout

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first_imgMatt Liberman (1-0)Legion of whom?Syracuse 58, Wagner 13The Wagner Seahawks’ secondary is not exactly the Seattle Seahawks. If Syracuse has any trouble on Saturday whatsoever, SU fans should be concerned. Wagner, an FCS team, won its first matchup this season against Division II Bowie State, 40-23. If Bowie State can drop 23 on Wagner, assume that an Eric Dungey-led offense can score at least 50 on the Seahawks as it scored 55 against Western Michigan. Syracuse simply has far superior athletes and greater talent on its squad. This shouldn’t be a close matchup. Expect Tommy DeVito to see a good amount of time with the first unit as Syracuse will likely jump out to a huge lead. And expect SU to spread the ball around more on offense. Perhaps Devin Butler and Ravian Pierce will get a good amount of throws their way to incorporate someone into the passing offense beside Jamal Custis. This game is a tune up for FSU. Published on September 5, 2018 at 10:12 pm Comments Facebook Twitter Google+ Syracuse returns for its home opener coming off a 55-42 win over Western Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Eric Dungey set an ACC rushing record for a quarterback, the defense almost collapsed in the third quarter and the Orange held on to start the season with a W.Wagner comes to the Carrier Dome off a win over Division II Bowie State, 40-23. Last season, the Seahawks played one FBS opponent, WMU, and lost, 49-14.Here’s what our beat writers expect to happen Saturday.Andrew Graham (1-0)AnnihilationSyracuse 52, Wagner 17On Tuesday, Syracuse quarterback Eric Dungey said he wants to “annihilate” teams the rest of the year, starting with Wagner. Long term, we’ll check back on how the annihilation is going, but at least on Saturday, Dungey will get his wish. Syracuse did allow Western Michigan back into a done-deal, but the Seahawks are a different story. Wagner, an FCS team, won its opener against Bowie State, a Division II team, by 17 at home. In that game, Wagner leaned on running back Ryan Fulse for 280 yards and three touchdowns. Against an ACC front seven, I doubt Fulse finds the same success. For Syracuse, look for someone other than Jamal Custis to catch passes and someone other than — or more aptly, alongside — Dungey to run the football as the Orange tunes up to host Florida State.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textJosh Schafer (1-0)“Rock me mama like a wagon wheel”Syracuse 48, Wagner 10A week after scoring 55 points against a Mid-American Conference team, Syracuse’s offense shouldn’t struggle against Wagner. The Seahawks played one FBS opponent a year ago, Western Michigan, and lost 49-14. A week ago, Syracuse totaled 560 yards on 88 plays. History indicates a similar display on Saturday. In 2016, when Syracuse hosted FCS opponent Colgate, the Orange totaled 554 yards on 81 plays in a 33-7 victory. In 2017, SU trounced FCS school Central Connecticut State 50-7 behind 586 yards on 93 plays. The offense will be there. Against an FCS school, the defense should be there. And the Orange will pick up its second-straight win headed into a week three matchup against Florida State.last_img read more

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BAFFERT’S GAME WINNER HEADS GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY

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first_imgBAFFERT’S GAME WINNER HEADS GRADE I, $1 MILLION SANTA ANITA DERBY WHICH AGAIN LOOMS AS PIVOTAL PREP TO THE RUN FOR THE ROSES IN MAY A TOTAL OF 170 KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTS AT STAKE, WITH 100 GOING TO THE WINNER ARCADIA, Calif. (April 3, 2019)–A winner of a record eight Santa Anita Derbies, including last year’s running with eventual Triple Crown Champion and Horse of the Year Justify, Bob Baffert again appears to be on racing’s pole position as he sends out likely favorite Game Winner and top contender Roadster among a field of six sophomores in this Saturday’s Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby at a mile and one eighth.Jerry Hollendorfer’s Instagrand and John Sadler’s Nolo Contesto each merit considerable respect as well and they’ll all be vying for a total of 170 all-important Kentucky Derby qualifying points, with 100 to the winner, 40 to second, 20 to third and 10 points to the fourth place finisher.To be run for the 82nd time, the Santa Anita Derby, which was originally run in 1935, has produced 17 Kentucky Derby winners and two Triple Crown winners (Justify and Affirmed in 1978), has also served as a steppingstone to the winners of 43 overall Triple Crown races.GAME WINNEROwner:  Gary and Mary WestTrainer:  Bob BaffertAn undefeated winner of last November’s Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, he ran what by all accounts was a tremendous race as the 1-2 favorite in a division of the Grade II Rebel Stakes March 16 at Oaklawn Park on March 16, as he came up a nose short to top Derby prospect Omaha Beach at 1 1/16 miles.  The nation’s reigning Eclipse Award winning 2-year-old from last year, Game Winner, who is by Candy Ride, out of the A.P. Indy mare Indyan Giving, was brilliant in his only Santa Anita start, a 4 ½ length score three starts back in the Grade I American Pharoah Stakes on Sept. 29.  A winner of four out of his five starts, he has earnings of $1,646,000.INSTAGRANDOwner:  OXO Equine, LLCTrainer:  Jerry HollendorferA winner of his first two starts, both sprints, by a combined 20 ¼ lengths, this Kentucky-bred colt flattened out late to finish third, beaten 1 ½ lengths as the even money favorite in the Grade III, one turn mile Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct March 9–his first start in seven months.  Currently based at Los Alamitos, Instagrand worked a bullet five furlongs in 59.40 on March 30, best of 17 moves at the distance.  Favored in all three of his starts, he’ll be reunited with Drayden Van Dyke, who was up for both of his wins on June 29 at Los Alamitos, and in the Grade II, six furlong Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar Aug. 11.ROADSTEROwner:  Speedway Stable, LLCTrainer:  Bob BaffertA sharp 4 ¼ length first-out maiden winner going six furlongs on July 29 at Del Mar, this Quality Road colt was then third, beaten two lengths, by Game Winner in the Grade I, seven furlong Del Mar Futurity Sept. 3.  Off as the 3-5 favorite in the Futurity, he was unraced prior to an impressive 2 ½ length allowance win going one mile here on March 1 and appears to be a colt with a very bright future.  Out of the Silver Ghost mare Ghost Dancing, Roadster, who drilled six furlongs in a bullet 1:12.60 on March 31, will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Mike Smith.NOLO CONTESTOOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA half length one mile maiden winner two starts back on Jan. 4, this Pioneerof the Nile colt was second, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Roadster as the 3-5 favorite in a one mile first condition allowance on March 1 and will be making his first stakes appearance in what will be his fourth career start.  Ridden by Joel Rosario in his first three outs, Joe Talamo has the call on Saturday.THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA DERBY WITH JOCKEYS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 11  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTRoadster–Mike Smith–124More Ice–Geovanni Franco–124Nolo Contesto–Joe Talamo–124Synthesis–Rafael Bejarano–124Instagrand–Flavien Prat–124Game Winner–Joel Rosario–124Special early first post time for an 11-race card on Saturday is at 12 noon.  Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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FIFA research says 3.5 billion people viewed some World Cup action

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first_imgThe 10 most watched games all had a verified average TV audience of more than 260 million viewers. The second-highest rating was 327.5 million for Croatia’s semifinal win over England in extra time.FIFA’s research suggests most viewers also watched for longer than they did four years earlier.The number of people watching at least 30 consecutive minutes of any game in their home was almost 2.5 billion — up more than 27 percent from the same measure in 2014.South Americans were the most avid viewers despite watching fewer hours overall of a tournament where Brazil exited in the quarterfinals, and Argentina in the round of 16.FIFA said 96.6 percent of South America’s population saw at least one minute of any game. However, their 5.52 billion hours of total viewing fell 26.9 percent from the 2014 tournament where host Brazil placed fourth.ADVERTISEMENT Ginebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup title Scandal and justice: #MeToo reached the sports world in 2018 Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award After winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folk Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew No.13 lucky for Orlando Bloom Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next MOST READ LATEST STORIES ‘Mia’: Rom-com with a cause a career-boosting showcase for Coleen Garciacenter_img FILE – In this Sunday, July 15, 2018 file photo, people watch a giant screen during the World Cup final between France and Croatia, on the Champ de Mars next to the Eiffel Tower in Paris. FIFA says more than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final. A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing says Friday, Dec. 21 the final’s television audience was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” (AP Photo/Bob Edme, file)GENEVA — More than 3.5 billion people viewed some of the 2018 World Cup action, with 1.12 billion watching at least one minute of France beating Croatia 4-2 in the final, according to FIFA.A FIFA-commissioned review of World Cup viewing published Friday said the television audience for the final was 516.6 million by the traditional measure of “global average in-home audience.” More watched on digital devices and out-of-home screenings in public spaces, bars and restaurants.ADVERTISEMENT Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Changing viewing habits — and no South American team in the final — help explain a drop from the 545-million average TV audience for the Germany-Argentina final in 2014.In comparison, the 2016 European Championship final attracted a 284.4 million average audience for Portugal beating host France. The most-watched Super Bowl in the United States was 114.4 million when the New England Patriots beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissFIFA said the global TV audience for the 64-match tournament in Russia averaged 191 million per game — up from 187 million for the 2014 edition in Brazil.“Each game was a global televisual event in its own right,” soccer’s governing body said, citing research by Publicis Media Sport & Entertainment. In Europe —which provided all four semifinalists in Russia — the 2018 World Cup reached 86 percent of people watching an average of 14.6 hours.“In contrast only 38.4 percent of the Asian population were reached by World Cup coverage, reflecting relatively lower interest in the Indian subcontinent,” FIFA said.Still, almost 30 percent more viewing hours were measured in Asia, where games in Russia were played in time zones more convenient than in 2014. Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

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