Authorities Investigating Friday’s I-74 Crash

first_imgBATESVILLE — Investigators believe speed and possibly drug use led to a serious crash where a man was ejected from a vehicle on I-74 Friday afternoon.The crash occurred near the 148 mile marker around 4:30 p.m. The westbound lane was closed at Batesville for nearly two hours.21-year-old Jacob H. Easterbrook, of Indianapolis, was driving a 1999 Chevrolet 1500 pickup truck and attempted to pass a semi. Investigators say the semi started to change lanes and Easterbrook locked his brakes, skidded off the road and struck a guard rail.He was not wearing a seatbelt and was ejected after impact. Easterbrook suffered a broken leg and was flown to University Hospital in Cincinnati as a precautionary measure and was later released.The accident led to a secondary crash when a vehicle driven by Mohamad Saleh was struck by debris. Saleh was not injured and his vehicle suffered only minor damage.State Troopers believe speed and possible use of illegal drugs contributed to the crash. Detectives are waiting on blood test results.Indiana State Police were assisted on the scene by Batesville Police and Batesville Fire & EMS.last_img read more

Body found on Indiana farm

first_imgMETAMORA TOWNSHIP, Ind. — A body was found Friday off U.S. 52 in Metamora Township.Police are investigating if it is the body of a Cincinnati woman who has been missing for weeks.A farmer who owns the land called police around noon Friday telling them he found a body on his property.Therese Barrett was reported missing May 9.Police said she suffers from unknown medical and mental issues that require medication.Her car was found off U.S. 52. May 10.last_img

Chelsea plot €30m offer for Getafe star

first_img Promoted Content5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksInsane 3D Spraying Skills Turn In Incredible Street ArtIs This The Most Delicious Food In The World?What Is A Black Hole And Is It Dangerous For Us All?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesBest Car Manufacturers In The WorldBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made10 Risky Jobs Some Women Do6 Interesting Ways To Make Money With A DroneWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right NowHere Are The Top 10 Tiniest Mobile Phones On The Planet! Read Also: Ronaldo, Juve teammates celebrate Serie A title in styleHowever, he does have a €25m release clause, and the Blues could use that to leverage a deal, with doubts over the long term futures of Marcos Alonso and Emerson.Barcelona would be eligible for a 40% windfall from any potential deal, as per the terms of his move from the Camp Nou.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… Premier League campaigners Chelsea are reportedly targeting Getafe’s Marc Cucurella, with a €30m summer offer. Cucurella joined Jose Bordalas’ side in a permanent switch in March after arriving on loan at the start of the 2019-20 campaign.Advertisementcenter_img The Spanish U21 international has enjoyed an eye-catching season in the south of Madrid, as Bordalas’ side narrowly missed out on a second successive Europa League qualification. Frank Lampard is in the market for a new left back ahead of the 2020-21 season, and Cucurella, who can play at left back or left wing, could be a perfect addition, as per reports from Diario AS.Getafe want to keep hold of Cucurella, with Bordalas in a strong position due to a full transfer being agreed less than four months ago.last_img read more

Schmidt optimistic over Ross

first_imgJoe Schmidt is “quietly confident” tighthead prop Mike Ross will be fit in time to ease Ireland’s front-row injury crisis against South Africa. Press Association Ireland will launch their three-Test Guinness series against South Africa at the Aviva Stadium on Saturday, November 8, without at least 15 regulars missing through injury. James Cronin will miss the entire series with ankle trouble, compounding loosehead prop resources and adding to Jack McGrath’s workload with Cian Healy a long-term absentee. Schmidt admitted he had to resist the temptation to pull the likes of Ah You and Archer out of club action this weekend, believing they must sharpen up ahead of potential Test action. “Obviously Rodney Ah You is playing for Connacht against the Ospreys, and Stephen Archer will have some time at Munster,” he said. “Tadhg Furlong will play for Leinster and Declan Fitzpatrick for Ulster, those are our other options. “It’s a catch-22, because Nathan White was the starting prop at Connacht and has really dominated the starting time (and) Rodney needs the game time. “Tadhg Furlong certainly needs to play; he’s been sat behind Michael Bent. “Declan Fitzpatrick has been massively underplayed because he’s had a succession of injuries and Stephen Archer the same. “So it’s not a lot of rugby for those guys in the last two weeks to then have a week off and go into a Test match, it would be pretty difficult. “So we’re just going to hold our breath and hope that those guys come through okay and that we’ll have some options live from that group.” Stephen Archer and Rodney Ah You are standing by to cover Ross from the bench, but the duo boast just three caps and no Test starts between them. Schmidt lamented the “catch-22” of sending undercooked Archer, Ah You and further tightheads Declan Fitzpatrick and Tadhg Furlong into provincial action this weekend just a week away from facing the Springboks. “Nathan White sustained some tendon damage in his biceps in an incredibly innocuous event, but a frustrating one for both him and us,” said Schmidt of the Connacht prop now sidelined for 16 weeks. “He just caught a player running past him, and it was just the angle, just the way it happened; it’s just one of those things. “Mike Ross is progressing pretty well, so we are quietly confident. He’s taken part in some of the more static aspects of training. And he involves himself in some of the more static aspects of the game, so hopefully he comes through and can be involved in some of those. “Absolutely it’s a concern (that Ross has not played for a month). But Mike has been working really hard, in his defence. “There’s nothing like game conditions though, to bring game awareness. You want guys to have had that; you want it to be second nature, what they are doing. “If it was a perfect world things might different but you work in the world that’s available to you, and I’d still say it’s an incredibly exciting challenge to play one of the form teams in the world, and certainly one of the top-ranked.” Ireland boss Schmidt conceded it is a worry Ross has not featured in a month through groin trouble, but still backed the 34-year-old to cope against the Springboks next weekend. Connacht tighthead Nathan White had been lined up for his Test debut against South Africa, but suffered biceps tendon damage in a training clash on Thursday. last_img read more

Chelsea crush Arsenal, Liverpool lose in Premier League

first_imgBy Ian ChadbandLONDON,(Reuters)-Chelsea moved another step towards regaining the Premier League title with a 3-1 drubbing of Arsenal in the table-topping London derby at Stamford Bridge yesterday as only Tottenham Hotspur maintained their distant pursuit of the leaders.Antonio Conte’s side moved 12 points clear of Arsenal with a performance decorated by one of the goals of the season, a dazzling individual effort from Eden Hazard starting from near the halfway line.The 2015 champions’ command at the top of the table was strengthened further with fourth-placed Liverpool falling 13 points adrift after their wretched 2017 continued with a shock 2-0 defeat at resurgent Hull City.Only second-placed Spurs, the one team to have defeated Chelsea in their last 17 matches in all competitions, appear up for the fight, reducing the gap at the top to nine points with their 1-0 win over Middlesbrough in the day’s late match.Hull’s win over Liverpool saw them clamber up one place to 18th in the relegation zone while another startling result featured Crystal Palace, who lost 4-0 at home to bottom club Sunderland, with all the goals coming in the first half.Conte was a satisfied man as he watched Chelsea avenge their worst defeat of the season in September at the Emirates, the 3-0 reverse that prompted him to change their tactical approach.The Blues have never looked back since and an early header from Marcos Alonso, the dazzling second-half solo goal from Hazard and a poor clearance from Petr Cech that allowed Cesc Fabregas to chip into an unguarded net in the dying minutes sealed their revenge.Hazard’s goal was, by his own admission, “beautiful”. The Belgian picked up the ball just inside his own half, swerved away from Laurent Koscielny, outmuscled Francis Coquelin and turned Koscielny inside out again before beating Cech from close range.Olivier Giroud earned a stoppage-time consolation goal but a fourth defeat in nine league matches effectively ended Arsenal’s title hopes for another season as they now lie third on 47 points, after 24 games, to Chelsea’s 59.“It was an important game. I consider Arsenal one of the six teams that can fight for the title until the end of the season. To put them 12 points behind is very important for us,” said Conte, after presiding over a 14th home win in 15 games at Stamford Bridge.“In every session they show me great attitude and great will to fight and win this league.”Liverpool’s defeat looked to have ended their challenge too as Juergen Klopp’s men succumbed to goals from Hull’s on-loan Senegalese strikers, Alfred N’Diaye and Oumar Niasse.It continued a woeful run for the Reds in 2017, who have won just once in their last 10 games, leaving a baffled Klopp to suggest their slump made “no sense”.Tottenham, though, appear to continue to believe as they stretched their unbeaten run in all competitions to 14 games and hit the half-century of points, with Harry Kane’s second-half penalty earning victory in a game they dominated but made heavy weather of sealing at White Hart Lane.Sunderland’s Jermain Defoe scored twice in first-half stoppage time as he turned Sam Allardyce’s reunion with his former club into a nightmare, the Palace boss having to watch his side ship three goals in six minutes before the break.Sunderland remain bottom on 19 points but now have the same tally as Palace, one behind Hull, who are making dramatic strides under new Portuguese boss Marco Silva.Everton, unbeaten in the league since Christmas, continued their excellent run with Romelu Lukaku scoring four in their helter-skelter 6-3 win over Bournemouth, his first coming after just 30 seconds to equal the fastest in the League this season.The Belgian international striker is now the league’s leading marksman with 16 goals with Chelsea’s Costa and Arsenal’s Alexis Sanchez on 15 and Kane and Defoe on 14 along with Manchester United’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic.last_img read more

Syracuse’s season ends with 4-3 overtime loss to Mercyhurst in CHA championship

first_imgBUFFALO, N.Y. — Nicole Renault lay on the ice, her body sprawled out in front of goalkeeper Jenn Gilligan, who sunk her head down. Thirty minutes earlier, the senior duo was as happy as they’d been all year after a game-tying goal forced overtime with 30 seconds to go.But as they skated off the ice, the reality of defeat overthrew the glimmer of promise that was present for Syracuse throughout the game, and the season as a whole.The Orange (19-14-3, 14-4-2 College Hockey America) seemed destined to win its first ever CHA tournament championship. It had the returning senior class, one of the strongest in program history, and the development of its young underclassmen, including reigning CHA Rookie of the Year Stephanie Grossi. But, for the second straight time, the Orange’s season ended with a loss in overtime in the title game, this time to Mercyhurst (19-10-5, 14-3-3), 4-3, on Saturday evening at the HarborCenter in Buffalo, New York.“That’s what we gotta figure out,” SU head coach Paul Flanagan said, his head down, looking at the ground. “Just what it takes, that whole recipe to finish games, finish teams off.”Grossi, the hero of Friday’s triple-overtime thriller against Penn State, pushed the Orange out in front late in the second period.. The routine group hug that Syracuse does after every goal turned into a dog pile and the usually reserved Flanagan jumped up and high-fived assistant coach Brendon Knight.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBut the Lakers responded quickly as Jenna Dingeldein and Sarah Hine scored within 29 seconds of each other to end the second period. Then, to start the third, Gilligan tried to grab a puck that skated behind the net but it snuck back toward Rachel Smith who poked it in past a diving Gilligan to open up a 3-1 lead. All of a sudden, the momentum that Syracuse had worked so hard to seize was ripped away.This wasn’t the first time the Orange seemed to jump ahead of its competition only to realize that it wasn’t as far ahead as it thought. SU was chosen to finish first in the CHA in a preseason coach’s poll. But the Orange struggled out of the gate, dropping three of its first five games on the year. Consistency was the issue for Syracuse, as SU couldn’t string together even just a three-game winning streak for most of the season.But things changed against Mercyhurst, which Syracuse beat for the first time in program history just last year. An overtime victory over the Lakers at the end of January sparked the Orange. The inconsistency that plagued the team throughout the whole season melted away just when it looked like Syracuse’s season was going to end as just another average effort. The Orange ended the campaign playing better hockey than it did all year long, and headed into the playoffs on a seven-game winning streak.“I think we started figuring it out as a team,” said freshmen Allie Munroe. “We were kind of late to do that … but I think once we got on that winning streak, everyone was on board.” Facebook Twitter Google+ Courtesy of Ryan Ballinger | College Hockey America The Orange had flipped the script on its season and had a chance to flip the script on the championship game. With just under three minutes left, Munroe found the back of the net to make it a 3-2 game. The same Orange bench players that were shell-shocked earlier nearly had to restrain themselves from falling over the boards.Flanagan looked over, still stoic. He was happy with the score but he knew that his team still needed one more goal to force overtime.That one came with 29.7 seconds left. Alysha Burriss corralled the puck from a Munroe rebound and snuck it past Mercyhurst’s Sarah McDonnell. It looked like Mercyhurst scored 20 seconds later, but it was ruled off after review, to the sound of applause and yells of “Yes!” from the Syracuse side. The Orange had rallied back near the end, just like it did during the regular season.Mercyhurst controlled momentum throughout much of the overtime. Save for a few Orange breakaways, the Lakers were in possession of the puck for most of the frame. As Gilligan made save after save to keep SU alive, the rest of the team grew increasingly frustrated. Renault put her stick over her head after missing a shot, Sibley put her head down in disgust on the bench after doing the same and Flanagan pumped his fists in anger after a blown Orange opportunity.But as the first overtime was winding down, Syracuse still had a chance to extend the game. That chance wouldn’t come. Dingeldein scored a goal with 4:54 to go in the frame. Mercyhurst skated towards the back corner to embrace in victory, and with each other. Many Orange players, including Sibley, put their head down during the postgame ceremony, unable to look on as the Lakers received their championship t-shirts and hats.The back-and-forth championship game mirrored the up-and-down season that Syracuse just finished, leaving the Orange still looking for the way to finish its season on a high, rather than a low.“I don’t know,” senior Melissa Piacentini said when she was asked what the missing piece is for the Orange. “I wish I did know.” Comments Published on March 5, 2016 at 6:08 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langerlast_img read more

Okpekpe Organisers Restate Commitment to Drug Free Road Race

first_imgOrganisers of the IAAF bronze label Okpekpe International 10km Road Race have said that they will ensure all anti-doping rules are followed to the letter when the fourth edition holds next month.Spokesman for the race, Dare Esan, revealed yesterday that provision has been made for a full doping control for the event which has become one of the most anticipated in the calendar of IAAF Label road races. “All tests shall be conducted in accordance with the IAAF anti-doping regulations. There will be mandatory and requested tests. The mandatory tests are those that the organisers must conduct at its expense and includes the minimum four that must be done as a bronze label event viz two men and two women as a mixed gender race and of course those that must be conducted in the event a world record or area record is broken,” Esan said.“The requested tests will be at the athlete’s expense if he or she breaks a national record,” he further said and added that the IAAF have specifically ordered that the doping control must be held in a neat environment while samples collected will be sent to IAAF accredited laboratories outside Nigeria.“The laboratory in South Africa is temporarily closed and the IAAF has advised we send the samples to any of the three in Europe and the Middle East,” said Esan who insisted that the organisers of the only IAAF labeled 10km road race in Africa in 2016 have to subscribed to the efforts to rid athletics of doping after the scandal involving Russia since last year.Meanwhile, with over 3,000 runners expected to participate, organisers say they are now dotting the I’s and crossing the T’s as far as the technical and administrative organisation of the event is concerned.“We are good to go, everything is set for another wonderful experience at the hilly town of Okpekpe in Etsako East Local Government Area of Edo State,” said Esan.“The international elite field is complete with some world-class, gold and silver level runners. Our elite athlete manager, Walter Abmayr, was in Nigeria last month and visited Okpekpe to check the course and advise on a few other things which have been put in place. This edition will serve as the benchmark for future editions of the race in terms of its technical organisation,” said a very confident Esan.“We have identified the drinking/sponging and refreshment stations; we have concluded on the issue of the prize money which, in accordance with IAAF rules are equal for both men and women. The rules also permit us to offer specific incentive prizes to our people, this time the people of Ibie North to encourage local participation and development. This we have done,” Esan concluded.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Top Class Sparring Boosts Joshua’s Bid to Win Rematch with Ruiz…

first_imgAnthony Joshua has revamped his sparring with new and improved partners ahead of his rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr, says promoter Eddie Hearn.Joshua “struggled” to identify appropriate sparring partners before his defeat to Ruiz Jr, who replaced original opponent Jarrell Miller, according to Hearn. But it has been a key area of focus before the second fight with Ruiz Jr on December 7, with the IBF, WBA and WBO heavyweight titles on the line.“We’ve got that under control,” Hearn told Sky Sports about recruiting sparring partners for Joshua.“Sparring is something we’ve been working at. First time around we only had four weeks, and three weeks of sparring. We found guys but probably not the guys we really wanted.“Now the sparring is top class. He is focused and looking great. Eight weeks to go.“We’re not interested in looking at Tyson Fury, Deontay Wilder or anything else. It’s just about winning one of the biggest heavyweight events of all time.”Joshua denied rumours that he had been knocked down in sparring before the first Ruiz Jr fight, and told AJ: The Untold Truth about his frustrations.Speaking about previous sparring partners Joshua said: “I feel like people are more interested in their five minutes of fame.“Even in sparring, everyone wants to be famous, rather than a good fighter.“You can’t even enjoy your training and work on things without someone trying to make up false allegations, and trying to get five minutes of fame.“You bring someone into your training camp to do them a favour, you’re paying them, nothing like [the knock-down rumour] in that nature has happened, you beat them up in every round, then they go and do an interview.“It just happens all the time in boxing, there is just a lot of envy.”Hearn previously explained: “It’s so difficult to replicate the style of Andy Ruiz. The guy is 6’1”, he’s 19st, and he’s got speed like a middleweight.“It’s one thing getting a sparring partner in, it’s getting them to let their hands go against Anthony Joshua. Would you want to do it? You’ve got to be mad to even spar with him, let alone fight him.“Last time we tried to get the sparring in, we struggled a little bit, no excuses, but this time around the preparation has got to be spot on.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

UEFA Champions League Awards: Ronaldo Crowned Best Player As Totti Bags Presidential Award

first_imgReal Madrid forward, Cristiano Ronaldo have been named the best player of the 2016/17 UEFA Champions League season ahead of Lionel Messi and Gigi Buffon.Congratulations @Cristiano Ronaldo, UEFA Men’s Player of the Year 2016/17! ? ???#TheUEFAawards #UCLdraw pic.twitter.com/c5hp96ZgBy— #UCLdraw (@ChampionsLeague) August 24, 2017More to follow shortly…RelatedUEFA Champions League: Player Of The Year Award Shortlist AnnouncedAugust 15, 2017In “Europe”UEFA Champions League – Best Player Award Shortlist AnnouncedAugust 4, 2017In “Europe”Van Dijk Beats Messi And Ronaldo To UEFA Player of the Year AwardAugust 29, 2019In “Europe”last_img

GHPL Week 2: Kotoko, AshGold stay winning as Medeama floor Hearts

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak and Great Olympics are joint bottom of the  Ghana Premier League after two rounds after they both suffered their second respective losses of the season.Hearts were beaten 3-0 at Medeama with goals coming from Prince Opoku Agyemang and Nana Kofi Babil  while Olympics fell to a 1-0 defeat at home to Aduana Stars with the winning goal from Nathan Kwasi Richard in the 92nd minute.AshGold travelled to Techiman and got themselves a 1-0 win against Eleven Wonders with Yousif Mubarik scoring the winner.Asante Kotoko came back from a goal down to beat Legon Cities FC 3-1 at the Accra Sports Stadium on Friday.Inter Allies followed Kotoko’s lead and beat Bechem United 2-1 also at the Accra Sports Stadium on Saturday.Kwabena Kyeremateng scored for Bechem while Victorien Adebayor and Salifu Moro got the goals for Inter Allies.WAFA proved strong at home and got past Ebusua Dwarfs 2-0 with Eric Asumani and Daniel Owusu getting the goals.The only blank game of the round happened in Berekum where Chelsea and Liberty Professionals faced off.The league table has Medeama, Aduana Stars, Dreams FC, AshGold and Kotoko leading the pack on 6 points from their first two matches.In all 17 goals were scored in the second round of the league.last_img read more