Life is starting to get back to normal around the area after another winter blast as snow plow crews are still working to clear roads that were left coated with snow and ice.Travel levels were lowered to advisory status in Ripley, Dearborn and Decatur counties on Thursday morning, however, local authorities urge commuters to drive with caution.A spokesman with the Franklin County Highway Department said, “Be aware if you pass someone in a narrow space, or they stop, let them get by safely.”“It is our typical winter weather in Franklin County, just drive at a low speed and beware of other vehicles,” she added.The Ripley County Highway Department continues to clear intersections and county roads. Multiple complaints regarding mailbox damage has been received, according to Steve Schonegg at the Ripley County Highway Garage.“How heavy the slush and snow [is] hitting the mailboxes as plows went by knocked a lot of them off. We got a lot of calls about that,” Schonegg said.Drivers will continue to see plow trucks throughout the area through Friday.
A two car crash led to three people suffering injuries. (Image: ISP)SUNMAN — A two vehicle crash in Sunman sends three to the hospital yesterday.A 17-year-old of West Harrison was in their vehicle to turn left off of State Road 46 to head south on to Spades Road. Vanessa Gorth, 27, of Batesville did not slowdown in time, and rear ended the stopped vehicle.Gorth suffered a laceration to her forehead. The West Harrison teenager had complaints of a headache along with the passanger of the stopped vehicle, Otto Grimes, had pains throughout his neck and back.State Trooper Jamey Sperle reported that all three were transported to Margaret Mary Hospital in Batesville. The three victims of the collision have been treated and released; however, the crash remains under police investigation.
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Hoping to increase its fundraising revenue any way it can, Troy Camp is expanding its annual Pass the Can fundraiser to give students an easier way to donate — via text message.“We are trying to solicit donations from people who don’t have change,” said Collin Evans, a senior majoring in international relations and the director of alumni and public relations for Troy Camp. “A lot of people show up with a credit card or no cash, and this is a way to get those people.”Can do · Members of Troy Camp pass water balloons at their water-themed fun day. Troy Camp will be fundraising with Pass the Can Saturday. – Minnie Jan | Daily TrojanEach year at the Homecoming football game, Troy Camp — a student group that works with local elementary school children — passes empty milk cartons around the rows of the Coliseum, hoping for donations to help fund their annual summer trip for local elementary students.In the past, though, those milk cartons never made it to the student section because there were not enough volunteers to staff the entire stadium. But Troy Camp has hit a financial rough patch and will target students with the new text message donation system.“Before, we didn’t have enough students volunteers to go to the student section, so the text messages will allow those students to participate,” said Ben Rose, a junior majoring in international relations and the director of fundraising for Troy Camp’s Pass the Can.During the game, students can text the word “camp” to 85944. A $5 charge will then be added to the student’s cell phone bill. Troy Camp makes $4.50 for every text message, and the other 50 cents goes to Mobilecause, the company providing the service.Troy Camp will advertise the text message system on the Coliseum’s big screen, and the group is hoping to get USC’s Spirit Leaders to hold up signs telling students how to donate. The goal is to raise $2,000 through text donations.Last year, the group raised almost $33,000 through Pass the Can, but since it costs the group about $150,000 per year to put on its annual camp, Troy Camp is looking to raise more money any way it can.Troy Camp is faced with the task of raising the whole $150,000 this year — it have no surplus from last year’s camp. It is an improvement over last year, though, when it began the year in debt.“Financially last year we came in with some debt, but toward the end of the year we over-fundraised, so this year we started at zero with no debt and no surplus,” said Xavier Vargas, a junior majoring in history and the co-executive director of Troy Camp.With the launch of the text message donation system, some have raised concerns about the poor cell phone service at the Coliseum.“Unfortunately there is not much we can do,” Rose said. “We had a bunch of our members text back and forth last game and they had no problems. I know it is notoriously bad, so I am hoping it works.”Still, Troy Camp has high hopes for the program and some students have already said they will likely donate.“I think that’s a great way to get more people to donate. I know I never bring cash to the games, so if I can just text, I will definitely donate,” said Tammy Batzofin, a junior majoring in health and humanity.Javier Sotelo, a junior majoring in health promotion and disease prevention studies, said he has never known how to donate before and is more likely to do so now.“I haven’t participated in Pass the Can because I did not know the details of it,” he said. “Maybe if they passed the cans around the student section I would, but it hasn’t been that accessible. Texting would be easier.”Troy Camp leaders said that if many students donate, they will consider extending Pass the Can to the student section in the future.Even students who aren’t at Saturday’s football game will be able to donate — the system is open now and will remain open until Troy Camp’s contract with Mobilecause expires in February. This, Troy Camp leaders said, should help them raise more money.
Just as October marks the start of baseball playoffs, it also means the end for some major league managers, with several more likely to follow.Dusty Baker and Joe Giradi’s exits were long anticipated — albeit unjustified in the case of Giradi, who just might be the National League’s Manager of the Year.But it will be Felipe Alou and Frank Robinson who will be missed the most.It’s not as though their respective releases come as a shock, but the impact they left on the game will last forever.Despite missing the playoffs the last two seasons while managing the San Francisco Giants, a team he once played on, Alou overachieved with a roster of has-beens through the thick-and-thin of the Barry Bonds mess.During the ’90s, Alou was one of the best managers in the majors with the Montreal Expos. In his 10 years as skipper, Alou became the team’s winningest manager, and if it wasn’t for the 1994 strike, who knows if he would be wearing a World Series ring on his finger or not. The Expos had the best record that season, and Alou was named the NL Manager of the Year, but the strike ended all postseason hopes.However, it was as a player that Alou made his mark.A steady leadoff hitter for 17 years who could play any outfield position, Alou was one of many to open the major league doors to Latin Americans as he was the first Dominican to play regularly and is currently the most prolific Latin American manager by any measure.Alou wasn’t the best player — he was a solid player and a three-time All-Star, but the reason he got the most recognition was because he was the best one out of the Alou family. His younger brothers, Matty and Jesus, played around the same time as him, teaming up in 1959 with the Giants to form the first all-brothers outfield. Also, as most probably already know, his son Moises currently plays for the Giants and had the opportunity this past year to have his father as manager. Let’s just hope it wasn’t Alou who taught Moises to pee on his hands to prevent blisters.But as big of an impact Alou has made on baseball, Frank Robinson has left just as big a mark.Nearly three decades after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier as a player, Frank Robinson broke the color barrier for managing in baseball as he became the first African-American skipper, leading the Cleveland Indians in 1975. And he wasn’t just a bench man, either. He enjoyed two seasons as a player-manager for the Indians, although he wasn’t very successful as player or manager.After his stint with the Indians, Robinson went on to manage the Giants, the Baltimore Orioles, where he was named AL Manager of the Year in 1989, and, most recently, the Montreal Expos/Washington Nationals. He became just the 53rd manager to eclipse 1,000 wins, despite never making a postseason appearance.He didn’t have the best career as a manager, but like Alou, he made his name as a player.Already a member of the Hall of Fame as a player, Robinson had a remarkable 21-year playing career. Robinson’s career started off with a bang as he won the 1956 Rookie of the Year award, quickly earning himself a reputation as an aggressive player — what Pete Rose was in the field and the base paths before Rose was even in the majors. He later went on to win the MVP award twice — in 1961 when he was with the Cincinnati Reds and in 1966 when he won the Triple Crown with the Baltimore Orioles, the first player to win the honor in both leagues, in addition to two World Series wins with O’s.But what Robinson will be most known for is coming up short. He ended his playing career 57 hits away from 3,000 and 14 home runs shy of 600 (his 586 career home runs is currently sixth on the all-time list), none of which matters one bit to Robinson. “I don’t have any regrets about anything that happened to me in this game,” Robinson said in a pre-game ceremony speech Sunday. “People said to me, ‘Don’t you feel cheated or slighted that you didn’t get 3,000 hits?’ No. Because I had a great career, came up a little short. ‘How about 600 home runs?’ Nope. I hit 586, came up a little short, but I have no regrets, no regrets, no regrets about this game. All I’ve tried to do is make this game a little better.”Both Robinson and Alou have said they don’t want this to be the end of their respective baseball careers, but if it inevitably is, then baseball fans will have to bid adieu to two who have made this game not just a little better, but a lot better.Michael is junior majoring in journalism and communication arts. To celebrate the great careers of old-time managers contact him at email@example.com.
Comments Published on March 14, 2016 at 8:14 am Contact Matt: firstname.lastname@example.org | @matt_schneidman Many experts had Syracuse slightly in or even out of the field of 68, but the Orange grabbed a No. 10 seed and a rematch with the team that eliminated it from the 2014 NCAA Tournament in seventh-seeded Dayton. The two will tip off at 12:15 p.m. on Friday in St. Louis. Here’s a video from Syracuse Athletics of the team reacting to seeing its name called on TV. Facebook Twitter Google+
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on October 6, 2017 at 10:27 pm Contact David: email@example.com Jalissa Trotter sprung high in the air, using all the force she could generate from her 5-foot-7 frame to peek over the net. The junior setter walloped the ball, which brushed off the fingertips of a Clemson player and out of play, ending the match. As the visitors looked on in dismay, Trotter shouted, flexed, and was mobbed by her teammates.Trotter was one of four Syracuse (12-6, 4-1 Atlantic Coast) players to record six or more kills in a straight-set win against Clemson (5-12, 0-5) on Friday night at the Women’s Building. The Orange offense overpowered the Tigers throughout the match, as the visitors were unable to contain SU’s various weapons.“It was hard for them to set up their defense,” Syracuse head coach Leonid Yelin said. “They didn’t know who was going to get it or when they were going to get it.”SU’s established its balanced offense from the get-go, as four different players tallied kills before the Orange reached 10 points in the first set. From there, Christina Oyawale took charge. The redshirt junior finished the set with a team-high five kills and an .833 hitting percentage, including a cunning drop-shot that evaded four diving Tiger defenders to end the set, 25-17.“(I was efficient) because of my connection with Jalissa” Oyawale said.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textOyawale ended the night with a career-best 11 kills, coming on just 12 attempts. Trotter, her supplier for much of the match, had a season-best six kills along with 24 assists. Coming off the heels of a four kill effort off 11 tries against Wake Forest, Trotter attempted 10 attacks for just the second time all season.“I benefit my team where I am needed,” Trotter said. “If my team needs a kill, set me up. I’m ready. That’s all.”Offensive inefficiency plagued Clemson, which converted 29 kills on 107 attack attempts. The .037 hitting percentage was the lowest of any of the Orange’s opponents all season.The Orange exploited those misplays in the second set just as it had in the first, by establishing an early lead. SU’s hitters generated two 8-3 runs to that led to a 25-16 second set victory. After two sets, four different Syracuse players had five or more kills, including a perfect six kills on as many attempts by Santita Ebangwese.The third set was the toughest of the day for the Orange. Four of SU’s first six points were Oyawale kills. Both teams traded points until the score was knotted at 14. Then, a Gorelina kill and three Clemson attack errors gave the hosts a four point advantage, which SU turned into a 25-21 set victory.“The emotional level of the team keeps going up,” Yelin said. Comments
The 27 year old was found dead at his home yesterday, just 24 hours after playing in his side’s 4-0 win over Drogheda United.McBride made his debut in 2011 and was appointed club captain four years later, earning an FAI Cup winner’s medal along the way.This year he had helped the club to top of the league table with four wins from four and scoring twice. In total he made over 100 appearances for the Candystripes.The League of Ireland Players Union are among those paying tribute to McBride, saying they’re shocked to hear of Ryan’s passing and their thoughts are with his family.
What’s a Ghana Premier League season without guff and quotable quotes?Unthinkable.This past season, which finised on Sunday, did not start without controversy.A court action by King Faisal forced the late commencement of the league by almost five months.The legal drama was not enough as the season had to go through its fair share of rather interesting highlights. Find out how eroticism affects football in this country in this Joy Sports wrap on the most memorable quotes from this season.– Players are rarely blamed for the poor performance of teams and this is not unique to Ghana. Coaches are usually the first victims in a club’s quest for positive results after a string of disappointing runs. Just two months into the new season, a hero had become a villain. After leading Kotoko to two back-to-back league titles and an FA cup trophy, this was the message to Mas-ud Didi Dramani from the club.“We have parted company with Didi by mutual consent. It is a tough decision but the two parties believe it’s best for us. We wish coach Dramani well in future endeavours” – Kwaku Ahenkorah, Kotoko Communications Manager (March 2015)–The situation was not different at Didi’s former employer, Hearts of Oak. Kotoko’s arch-rivals were going through their own crisis on the field and in the club’s board room. For the first time this century, Hearts lost to visiting Hasaacas in Accra leaving the club in the twelfth position. This angered a lot of fans who reached out to the media to express their dissatisfaction. According to some fans, Addo was rather focused on winning big in the lottery than on the field. Herbert was sacked just seven days after that. “We always see Herbert Addo holding a pen and looking through papers but as opposed to our initial thought that he was seeking new formations and tactics to avert the team’s poor form, he was rather working lotto plans.” – Anonymous fan (July 2015)–Speaking of the media and coaches, who can forget Coach Bashir Hayford’s attack on sports journalists? The media provides a platform for diverging ideas to be heard and, sometimes, these opinions might not be in good taste for some people. That is somewhat natural and pretty much understandable. However for Bash, the media bashing was enough (pun intended). He was tired of playing nice to journalists who criticised him – with one even calling for his outright sacking.“Majority of the sports journalists in the country don’t respect at all. Some of us were given good training at home…so for me when you do that, I will catch in a corner and beat you.” – Bashir Hayford, AshGold coach (June 2015) –Bashir Hayford has since then led his players to successfully “fight” for Ashanti Gold’s first league title in 19 years.Anyway, AshantiGold won the league on the second to last match day with 52 points. This season’s league has been strong, competitive and interesting. So competitive that it was still unclear the teams who would be make up the relegation party until the end of the last match day.Hang on. Did we just say competitive? The agent of Black Stars boss Avram Grant does not think so. Saif Rubie’s interview with the BBC began with questions about why Grant had not been seen in Ghana for over two months.Of course, Grant was not holidaying, he was out there in Europe scouting for the next Black Star. But shouldn’t Grant be scouting for that star right here in Ghana as well? According to Rubie, there was no need since the league did not churn out quality players anyway. This caused a huge uproar in the local media, who don’t really like the guy anyway. All this forced the Ghana Football Association to issue a strong worded statement that sent Saif Rubie hiding in the hole he came from much to the delight of Ghana’s antagonistic media. This really is a classic case of “the enemy’s enemy shall be my friend” since the media and the GFA are not necessarily the best of buddies. “Mr Rubie is far remote from the issues at hand and we would appreciate it if he steers clear from issues he doesn’t understand or has knowledge of…Now that Mr Grant is an employee of the GFA, we will deal directly with him if there any issues. We believe we can amicably solve any differences if they arise.” – GFA (August 2015)– Moral of the story?Dear Avram Grant, don’t stay too long on your scouting escapades. One feeling Grant however knows very well is being second; not good enough to be first. In 2008, he led Chelsea to second place at the Champions League final, losing on penalties. He lost the AFCON final in similar fashion to the Ivory Coast earlier this year.Asante Kotoko’s coach David Duncan can relate, too. He has not won a ‘major’ trophy in his coaching career.To David Duncan, the SWAG Cup and other invitationals are major and his inability to win the league title nor FA Cup despite coming very close does not interrupt his slumber. But you and I know that those titles don’t really count. He was unable to lead Kotoko to the title defence of the league and then the FA Cup where he lost 2-1 in the final to Medeama. For Duncan, the drought does not really bother him.“I lose no sleep when people talk about the facts that I haven’t won the league. If you go back into your archives or annals and find the types of cups I have won, [they are] the type of cups that no quarter is asked for and no quarter is given.” – David Duncan, Kotoko coach (July 2015) Perhaps, the reason why Duncan has not been able to win anything with Kotoko this season is because his players’ attentions are somewhere else. According to the GFA’s Status Committee member, Kofi Manu, these players are interested in the erotic. How apt it was, that this information was disclosed by a man whose nickname is “Blue Blue.””These players do not sleep. I tell you all the time, they don’t sleep…The fact that they are in bed does not mean they sleep…They spend their nights making calls, browsing the web and watching porno!” – Kofi Manu; GFA Status Committee member (April 2015)–Results in football in many parts of the world almost always have a third party perceived to be involved in and it is very rare that this third hand is not the referee.The poster boy of complaints about referees worldwide is Mourinho and it appears in Ghana, we have found ours in a certain Yakubu. The President of New Edubiase; Abdul Salam Yakubu launched a scathing ethnic attack on a particular group of referees claiming there was a conspiracy against his club.”All my team’s matches have been officiated by Accra and Ewe refs… Everyone is against us… [I do] not need referees from the Volta and Greater Accra regions for the rest of my games.” – Abdul Salam Yakubu, Edubiase President (August 2015)–There was late drama 12 days to the end of the season. How would the country’s football be like without the antics of Hearts and Kotoko? It is almost unimaginable. After Kotoko had managed to revive their hopes of staying in the league, they were hit with the ultimate quote of the season. Before September 1st, they had won four out of their last five, drawn once and were in third place. By dusk on September 1, they had dropped to 15th after the Phobians had filed a protest against them for using Obed Owusu; claiming Owusu was unqualified to have played the game they [Hearts] had lost 2-1 when the two sides met in Accra. The Disciplinary Committee upheld the claim much to the disdain of Kotoko. The decision very much changed how the league will eventually end with Hearts who were headed for relegation given a lifeline.“Accordingly, Hearts of Oak is awarded three points and three goals in respect of its match played against Kumasi Asante Kotoko. Three points and three goals are also deducted from the total accumulated points of Kotoko. A fine of GHC 5,000 is to be paid by Kumasi Asante Kotoko, half of which is to go to Hearts of Oak.” – Ghana Football Association. (September 2015)–So the season has ended, we will take stock of how events turned out; the positives and the negatives. Of course it is not a perfect league [perhaps Saif Rubie’s point] with one of its problems being the lack of attendance.Globalization has made it possible for many to watch – and follow religiously – football from other parts of the world especially in Europe.One plan proposed by the GFA’s spokesperson, Sannie Darra is a ban on foreign football shown on local television. People who watch foreign football do not watch it on free-to-air media any way so that certainly is a no brainer.But Daara’s boss has a much better plan.From next season, grumpy old men with a nostalgia for the past will not be the only people at our stadiums. The GFA President, Kwesi Nyantakyi, believes that renting sexy girls to our stadiums is the cure to getting more men to the stadium.“I have said this thing over and over again. We must let sexy ladies enter our stadia and the men will readily follow them into the stadium to watch games. Most of these men [will] hear that beautiful girls are coming to the stadium today, [and] jump and follow them to the stadium.” – Kwesi Nyantakyi (September 2015)–What about women? Shouldn’t we also get handsome men to incentivise them to go to the stadium? The point is to get people to go to the stadiums to watch football but if they are going for other reasons, wouldn’t that be a deviation to solving the problem?No matter.The winners of this year’s competition, Ashanti Gold have an twelfth man on the field whenever they play in the club’s CEO, Kudjoe Fianoo. The 62-year old has been at helm of administrative affairs for AshGold for a decade and has safely delivered the much sought after title to the club after 19 years of searching.The ‘Champion Chairman’, as he has now been christened by the club’s fans, believes the time has come for him to bow out. He is leaving AshGold modestly when the applause is loudest and it would take a lot to convince him to reconsider his decision to resign. “Ten solid years. What I needed to do; I feel like I have done it. I want to leave Ashanti Gold on a high and I have delivered the league title. If I had not won the title, I would not have left.” – Kudjoe Fianoo, Chairman of AshGold (September 2015)These quotes put into perspective the major happenings of the season from the kickoff until the end. You’ll be sure there’ll be more sensational stuff next season.See you then!–Get more league reviews* OTI ADJEI: An expert’s alternative FCPPL season review* Joy Sports FCPPL Season Review: Stats and numbers round-up * 7 things we learned from #SurvivalSunday* 60 photos that tell the FCPPL 2014/15 season story* Joy Sports Season Review: Top 10 flops* Survival Sunday: Olympics, Lions relegated as Kotoko ensure safety–Follow Kwasi on Twitter @KG_Asiedu and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more updates on Twitter and Facebook with our hashtag: #JoySports
MLB hot stove: Bryce Harper not considering short-term deals Related News Manny Machado rumors: Yankees remain in play; Padres have been ‘very aggressive’ with offer #Phillies and RHP Aaron Nola have agreed to a four-year contract through the 2022 season. The deal also includes a club option for the 2023 season. pic.twitter.com/E5ocTPOwqA— Philadelphia Phillies (@Phillies) February 13, 2019The deal covers Nola’s three years of salary arbitration and could cover two years of potential free agency if the Phillies exercise their 2023 option. Nola made $573,000 last season and will see his salary jump to $4 million this year, ESPN first reported. The breakdown of Aaron Nola’s deal with the Phillies:$2M signing bonus2019: $4M2020: $8M2021: $11.75M2022: $15M2023: $16M club option with $4.25M buyoutThe deal can cover two years of free agency for Nola if the Phillies exercise the option.— Jeff Passan (@JeffPassan) February 13, 2019The 25-year-old right-hander finished third in NL Cy Young voting after going 17-6 with a 2.37 ERA in 33 starts — the second consecutive season in which he improved his ERA by more than a run. The Phillies have locked up the young cornerstone of their rotation for years to come. Ahead of a scheduled arbitration hearing Thursday, Nola has agreed to a new four-year contract that includes a club option for a fifth year, the team announced. Multiple outlets reported the deal guarantees Nola at least $45 million. The deal gives the Phillies cost certainty in their rotation going forward, but the question remains how high the stakes will be for Nola the next few years.Philadelphia has been aggressive in upgrading its lineup this offseason by adding J.T. Realmuto, Andrew McCutchen and Jean Segura, along with David Robertson in the bullpen — and remains a contender for Bryce Harper or Manny Machado — but starting pitching is still a bit of a question mark.