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first_imgTeam members from Bearcats Bar & Grill accept one of their trophiesPerfect weather helped to make to Main Street Greensburg’s 5th Annual Tenderloin Throwdown a huge success, Saturday.  A greater beer selection and more kids’ activities were among improvements made to the event this year.  Newcomers to the competition, Bearcats Bar & Grill Restaurant, based in downtown Indianapolis, were winners in the fan-voted “People’s Choice” category as well as the judge’s choice in the “Breaded” catetory.  Returning competitors, Bobber’s Cafe at Shadyside Bait & Tackle (from Anderson), took top honors in the “Grilled” and “Creative” categories.  Here is the full list of award winners…Grilled1st – Bobber’s Cafe at Shadyside Bait & Tackle2nd – Bearcats Bar & Grill RestaurantCreative1st – Bobber’s Cafe2nd – Pork Paradise (from Anderson)Breaded1st – Bearcats Bar & Grill2nd – The Willard (from Franklin)People’s Choice1st – Bearcats Bar & Grill2nd – The Willardlast_img read more

first_imgOSKALOOSA, Iowa – The Class Too Tough To Tame takes top billing at the 22nd annual Budweiser Stock Car Shootout set for Monday and Tuesday, July 3 and 4 at Southern Iowa Speedway in Oskaloosa.IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars run for $2,500 to win, $1,500 for second and $1,000 for third; a minimum of $300 will be paid to start the Tuesday night main event. The top eight will qualify on opening night.Entry fee is $100 or $175 on Tuesday. Tow is $200 for drivers who race both days. Heats and last-chance races are on the Tuesday card.Complete shows are also on Musco Lighting co-sponsored programs both days for IMCA Modifieds, Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMods, IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks and Mach-1 Sport Compacts.Modifieds race for $1,000 to win Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot-qualifying events. SportMods and Hobby Stocks also race for $1,000 to win both nights, Sport Compacts for $500.IMCA Speedway Motors Weekly Racing National, regional and Allstar Performance State points, but no local track points will be awarded at both draw/redraw shows.Entry fee each night is $50 for Modifieds, SportMods and Hobbies, and $30 for Sport Compacts. Tow is $75 for Modifieds, $60 for SportMods and Hobbies, and $50 for Sport Compacts.Hot laps are at 6 p.m. and racing starts at 6:30 p.m. each night.Monday grandstand admission is $15 for adults and $8 for students. Tuesday admission is $18 for adults and $9 for students. Kids 12 and under get in free both days. Pit passes are $30, $20 for kids ages 7-13, $10 for kids 4-6 and $3 for three and under.More information is available from promoter Mike Van Genderen at 641 521-0330 and at the www.oskyspeedway.com website.last_img read more

first_imgSwansea and Manchester City played out a goalless draw at the Liberty Stadium as both sides were left cursing two highly-debatable penalty decisions by referee Mike Jones. Predictably, with in-form City having an FA Cup final to look forward to and Swansea already safe with the League Cup safely locked away, the first 20 minutes were typical end of season fare. Eventually it was Swansea, celebrating the 10th anniversary of the win against Hull which saw them avoid relegation from the Football League, who were the first of the sides to rouse from their slumbers. The first opportunity arrived in the 17th minute, Angel Rangel and Nathan Dyer combined to great effect down the right but Pablo Hernandez scooped the winger’s pass feebly over the bar. Nasri made a timely intervention to deny Routledge seconds later, before Michu’s goalscoring touch again deserted him. The Spaniard has struggled to maintain the superb form he showed over the first two-thirds of the season, and he somehow volleyed wide from six yards from Dyer’s perfectly-weighted cross. Referee Jones made the first of his controversial penalty calls in the 38th minute. Michu was clattered in the area by Nastasic having flicked the ball away from the defender, but Jones, to the bewilderment of those in white shirts, waved away the Swansea protests. Mancini withdrew Yaya Toure at the break for Dzeko and City began to take a hold on the game, with Silva becoming increasingly influential as he attempted to pry open the Swansea backline. But Vorm was rarely troubled, although City felt the Dutchman should have had to face a penalty just after the hour. Dzeko cut in to the area from the City left and went over Flores as the Spaniard left a trailing leg, Jones once again answered in the negative to the fury of Mancini and his bench. Even then, City should have secured three points. Dzeko put in his contender for miss of the season six minutes from time as he missed an open goal from four yards, before the excellent Silva blotted his copybook by blazing wide when a loose ball fell to him 12 yards out. Swansea, who are now without a win in seven games, enjoyed the better of the opening half but were aggrieved that Cheshire official Jones opted not to award them a penalty when Matija Nastasic clattered into Michu. City wasted two wonderful chances to claim the three points through Edin Dzeko and David Silva, adding to their frustration after Jones turned away appeals when the Bosnian went over Chico Flores just inside the box. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgPress Association Sport highlights five things we learned from the Premier League this weekend. BRENDAN RODGERS WAS UNDER EVEN MORE PRESSURE THAN MANY THOUGHT Although talk about the heat being on Liverpool boss Rodgers had been rife for some time, the news on Sunday that he had been sacked shortly after the Reds’ 1-1 draw in the Merseyside derby at Everton still came as quite a surprise. Another reminder, if any was needed, that club owners are not shy of taking decisive action when they really feel it is necessary. Press Associationcenter_img THERE SHOULD NEVER BE DOUBTS ABOUT SERGIO AGUERO Manchester City striker Aguero went into Saturday’s home clash against Newcastle with it being noted he had scored only once in the league to date in 2015-16, and not since mid-August. He subsequently netted five times in 20 minutes past the stunned Magpies, becoming only the fifth man ever to hit that tally in a single Premier League game. The 27-year-old Argentina international could hardly have produced a more bold statement about the powers he possesses. THERE REALLY SHOULD BE DOUBTS NOW ABOUT CHELSEA When the Blues beat Arsenal on September 19 it appeared they had finally stopped the rot with regard to their poor start to the season. But a scraped 2-2 draw at Newcastle saw alarm bells ringing again a week later – and Saturday’s 3-1 capitulation at home against Southampton showed Jose Mourinho’s men are far from over their troubles this term. Where their title defence goes from here – and whether Mourinho might be involved for much longer – is anyone’s guess. THE NORTH-EAST CLUBS APPEAR TRULY CURSED Newcastle and Sunderland started Saturday bottom and 19th respectively and without a league win between them this season. Both made very encouraging starts to their fixtures, the Magpies taking a surprise lead at the Etihad Stadium and the Black Cats racing 2-0 ahead at home against West Ham. Each side then spectacularly imploded, Newcastle finishing up on the end of a 6-1 hammering and Sunderland concluding their game with 10 men and having been held to a 2-2 draw. In either case, the fans must feel as if there is some kind of jinx on their club. DICK ADVOCAAT SHOULD PROBABLY HAVE JUST KEPT HIS PROMISE TO HIS WIFE Whether or not he thought anything sinister was going on, Advocaat was left in no doubt his time as Sunderland boss could not go on as he walked away from the club on Sunday. There has been a slight air of inevitability about the situation since the campaign began, and many – certainly now, if they did not already – will feel that after keeping the Wearsiders up last season, the 68-year-old Dutchman really should have stuck to the promise he initially made to his wife that he would retire over the summer. last_img read more

first_img..Holmes stops Austin in two;—Gomes too good for KhanBy Michael Da SilvaUNITED States Virgin Islands’ (USVI) DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Corley secured a points decision win over Guyana’s Dexter `The Cobra’ Gonsalves when the two met in a 12-round fight for the World Boxing Council’s (WBC) FECABOX lightweight title on Saturday night at the Giftland Office Max Mall, Liliendaal, East Coast Demerara.On the same card, which was organised by the Guyana Boxing Board of Control (GBBC), Jamaica’s Richard `Frog’ Holmes forced the referee to stop his eight-round middleweight contest against Guyana’s Mark Austin at one minute 52 seconds of the second round, while the six-round lightweight contest between Imran Khan and Quincy Gomes saw the latter securing a unanimous points decision over Khan; the second such decision between the duo in three encounters.In the main event which was for the WBC’s FECABOX lightweight title,DeMarcus Corley, a former world champion,started very cautiously, allowing Gonsalves to build up points while being on the defensive early in the fight;and this allowed Gonsalves to land a telling straight right to the jaw of Corley causing referee Eion Jardine to issue a standing eight count.USVI’s DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Curley” takes the eight count from referee Eion Jardine during the first round of his FECABOX 12-round lightweight title fight against Guyana’s Dexter Gonsalves on Saturday evening . Corley survived and went on to win the fight by a unanimous decision.USVI’s DeMarcus `Chop Chop’ Curley” takes the eight count from referee Eion Jardine during the first round of his FECABOX 12-round lightweight title fight against Guyana’s Dexter Gonsalves on Saturday evening . Corley survived and went on to win the fight by a unanimous decision.Early in round two,Corley started to use double right jabs which did not deter Gonsalves, who by that time was sensing that he had his man covered and carried the attack to the US based fighter.However,it was not until the third round that Gonsalves broke through Corley’s defence and registered a right uppercut that floored Corley;causing referee Jardine to issue a second eight count.By this time Gonsalves was beaming with confidence and he stepped up the tempo.By the end of the fourth round the Guyanese was leading 39-35, 38-36, 38-36 on all three judges’ scorecards.However, Corley, who lost a split decision to Floyd Mayweather and held Zab Judah to a draw earlier in his (Corley) career, changed his fight plan against the now aggressive Gonsalves who was apparently looking for the haymaker but,Corley with his experience, cornered Gonsalves and eventually caught the Guyanese with a one-two combination that caused the referee to issue a standing eight count.Seconds later, Corley stepped `on the gas’ again and caught Gonsalves with a straight left that floored him yet again for another eight count.By this time, Corley was closing in on Gonsalves’ points lead and at the end of the eight round, led 76-74, 75-73, 75-73,on all three judges’ scorecard.For the next two rounds, Gonsalves tried to get on even keel with Corley and seemed to have been doing that as he appeared to be the stronger of the two , but in the final two rounds (11 and 12), Corley seemed to have got a second wind as he started to cut off the ring and connected to Gonsalves with telling punches that the Guyanese had no answer for.It was evident that Gonsalves lost his sting and Corley kept advancing with an apparently new life and in the end, the judges score card read 113-113, 113-112, 115-110,all in favour of the 42-year old veteran.After the fight,Corley was presented with the WBC‘s FECABOX lightweight belt by GBBC’s president Peter Abdool.In the main supporting bout of the five-bout card, Jamaica’s Richard `Frog’ Holmes made light work of Guyana’s Mark Austin in their eight–round middleweight contest.From the first bell, Holmes attacked his man and unleashed some telling blows on Austin;pinning him (Austin) on the ropes and in the process a left uppercut knocked Austin’s mouth piece out of his mouth,causing a 15-second delay to the onslaught.De Marcus Corley (right) connects with a right jab to the jaw of Dexter Gonsalves during their 12-round FECABOX) lightweight title fight. De Marcus Corley (right) connects with a right jab to the jaw of Dexter Gonsalves during their 12-round FECABOX) lightweight title fight.On resumption, Holmes continued the attack and with ap;proximatelyn 10 seconds remaining in the first round, Holmes again connected with a straight-right that floored Austin; he was issued an eight count, but the bell saved him.Sensing that he was in total control, Holmes came out in the second round looking to end the fight as fast as possible.He was able to do just that, as within one minute 52 seconds of the round, Holmes stunned Austin on three occasions causing referee Dexter Torrington to issue three eight counts. The referee eventually called a halt to the proceedings.In another fight that attracted a lot of interest, Quincy Gomes proved that he is way above the caliber of Khan as the former out-foxed his opponent to win by a unanimous points’ decision.From the start of the six-round lightweight contest, Khan, unlike in their last encounter, came out very cautious,using his jabs to good effect and seemed to be ahead on points early in the fight.However,Gomes was scoring a lot of points with his counter attacking approach and after four rounds, Khan decided to step up the pace.Gomes was equal to the task,and it seemed that he (Gomes) was just waiting for the toe-to-toe battle which,in the final two rounds,he (Gomes) won as the three judges awarded him the fight by a unanimous decision.The opening encounter was a four-round lightweight contest between debutant Anthony Narine and Keeve Allicock.Narine won the fight after Allicock, who led on all three judges scorecard up to and during the fourth and final round, delivered an illegal blow to Narine,who was counted but was awarded the fight because of Allicock’s illegal blow.In the next fight,Barbados based Guyanese Charwin Estwick registered a points win against Kelsey George in their four-round super middleweight contest.last_img

first_imgAsif plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League and the club tweeted out a message of condolence for the player. “ISLU family pays its deepest condolences to @AasifAli2018 on the tragic loss of his daughter. Our thoughts and prayers go out to Asif & his family. Asif is a great example of strength and courage. He is an inspiration to us,” the club tweeted.Asif Ali made his ODI debut against Zimbabwe in 2018 and also his Twenty20 International debut against West Indies in the same year. In 16 ODIs, Asif has scored 342 runs at an average of 31.09 and a strike-rate of 131. The right-hander has also played in 20 Twenty20 Internationals and has a strike-rate of close to 140.In fact, the world came to know about the Asif’s daughter’s condition during the fourth edition of the Pakistan Super League. Dean Jones, the former Australia cricketer and coach of Islamabad United, broke down in a press conference when he said, “Asif has got a very sick child. Media has to be wary. She is a good kid.” Unable to control his tears, Jones walked off the press conference. highlights For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. Pakistan lost the five-match ODI series 0-4 to England.Asif Ali made his ODI and T20I debut in 2018 for Pakistan.Asif Ali plays for Islamabad United in the Pakistan Super League. New Delhi: Asif Ali was a bright spot in the Pakistan cricket team during their disastrous five-match series against England which Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side lost 0-4. He smashed 51 and 52 in the ODIs in Southampton and Bristol and held the middle order together. In the final match, he chipped in with 22 but Pakistan lost the Leeds game by 54 runs. However, the 27-year-old from Faisalabad has been forced to return back home after the death of his two-year-old daughter, Noor Fatima due to cancer. Asif was not selected in the 15-man squad for the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but before leaving for England, he had tweeted that he was sending his daughter to the US for treatment and asked his fans to pray for her recovery.“My daughter is fighting the stage IV cancer and we are taking her to the US for her treatment. A big shout out to @usembislamabad and @USCGLahore for issuing the visa to us within an hour. Special thanks to Mike, Elizabeth, Tanveer & @TalhaAisham Bhai. Keep my princess in your Duas!,” Asif Ali tweeted on April 22.last_img read more

first_imghighlights Sri Lanka will play New Zealand in first league game. Lasith Malinga will play his fourth World Cup. Dinesh Chandimal wasn’t selected for this year’s World Cup.  For all the Latest Sports News News, ICC World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. “It can never harm to get wickets. It was nice to be successful in the IPL again and it makes you confident but the conditions are so different here and so is the format. I know I’ve got the skills to take wickets and gives me confidence,” he said. Talking about Sri Lanka’s squad, the veteran bowler said the youngsters in the side are eager to prove themselves at the upcoming World Cup in the absence of big names.”In previous years perhaps we had bigger names but these guys are very talented and they are looking forward to proving themselves and making people notice them.”We have the best 15 players in Sri Lanka right now and we have a mix of more experienced players and some exciting young players, who just can’t wait to get started,” said Malinga. Meanwhile opener Dimuth Karunaratne backed the changed format which sees all 10 teams play each other in a round robin phase with the top four sides qualifying for the semi-finals.”We know it’s going to be challenging but we’re looking forward to it. The new format where you play everyone is great but it means you can’t get lucky. To win this World Cup you need to beat all the best and be consistent ? that is how it should be,” said Karunaratne. London: Seasoned campaigner Lasith Malinga is aiming for another hat-trick in the upcoming World Cup having taken four wickets in four balls against South Africa in the 2007 edition of the quadrennial event. “Why can’t I get another hat-trick, I will be trying and that would be special,” Malinga was quoted as saying by the ICC media.Sri Lankan speedster, who needs just one more ODI wicket to topple compatriot Sanath Jayasuriya and move into the all-time top 10 list, said he enjoys playing in the England because of the testing conditions it offers.”One of the things I like about playing in England is you have to adapt to every condition. It could be really hot or quite cold and that is a real test of your skill as a bowler,” said Malinga. The 35-year-old was a vital cog in the IPL franchise Mumbai Indians bowling unit, claiming 16 wickets to help his side win a record fourth title in the T20 cash-rich league. His performance against Chennai Super Kings in the the final underlined his status as one of the world’s best death bowlers.last_img read more

first_imgSyracuse Head Coach Jim Boeheim address the media following a lackluster loss to UConn, 66-58. At about the 1:25 minute mark, Boeheim refuses to answer a question posed by ESPN reporter Andy Katz and calls Katz an “idiot.” Comments Related Stories DOG DAYS: Syracuse unable to overcome barrage of 3s in final Big East meeting with Connecticut Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on February 14, 2013 at 1:21 amlast_img

first_imgWINSTON-SALEM, N.C. — Squinting in the late-afternoon North Carolina sun, Tim Lester put his hand to his mouth and gnawed at his fingernails as he tried to come up with something that AJ Long did better in his second game.The offensive coordinator had already pointed out some of the mistakes the true freshman quarterback made and what he had done adequately.“He did well early,” Lester said earlier in the postgame interview. “Second half, he struggled — mentally.”Now, 15 pensive seconds, a “that’s a good question” and two “I don’t know’s” passed before he responded to the question — giving efficiency on third-and-long situations as his answer.But Lester’s pause said it all about Long’s first collegiate start. The potential that the Syracuse quarterback’s 4-yard touchdown run exhibited was balanced out by the inescapable fact that it was the offense’s only touchdown in SU’s (3-4, 1-2 Atlantic Coast) 30-7 victory over Wake Forest (2-5, 0-3) on Saturday afternoon at BB&T Field in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textLester’s confidence in Long indicated the rookie, who completed 22-of-32 passes for 171 yards Saturday, will still be Syracuse’s starter going forward — while Terrel Hunt’s fractured fibula heals — regardless of sophomore Austin Wilson’s recovery from an upper-body injury.“Physically, he did a good job. He threw the ball where it needed to be,” Lester said of Long. “He just needs to continue to make better decisions for a whole game.”Five days after Long revealed his nickname among teammates to be “AJ Freestyle,” he showed why.The quarterback brought his offense from its own 8-yard line to inside the Demon Deacons’ 5. Long dropped back on a second-and-goal and was looking for tight ends Kendall Moore and Josh Parris to get open when the pocket began to collapse.Long scrambled out to the right, kept his distance behind the line of scrimmage and cut a sharp turn for the pylon and punched it in with a lunge before a pair of WFU defenders could get to him.“Thankfully, I got there,” Long said.By halftime, Long — working with junior center Jason Emerich in place of the injured John Miller — had economically completed 12 of his 18 passes and led an offense that converted 6-of-9 third downs. It was a vast improvement from SU’s 33 percent conversion rate coming into the game, and some of the completions came at lengthy distances.But as the Orange kept the ball on the ground in the second half and Long had to make decisions earlier in the play, he had his faults, Lester said.“I just have to clean those up and make sure I put the offense in the best possible situation to be successful,” Long said.Twice, Long was on the wrong side of the field, Lester said. There were zone-reads he should’ve handed off that he held onto. He missed other progressions from the pocket and threw one fourth-quarter pass into double coverage that bounced off a Wake Forest cornerback’s hands.Still, Lester said, Long knew his mistakes when he came off the field and has the ability to make up for them with his feet.“He’d like to get some plays back on some reads,” SU head coach Scott Shafer said. “He was in high school last year. We’re going to keep working with him.”By game’s end, the Orange was in position to send sophomore Mitch Kimble, the No. 2 quarterback now, out on the field to make his college debut and deliver six handoffs.Just before talking with reporters after the game, Lester spoke to his new starting quarterback.Lester acknowledged Long’s youth and was comforted by Syracuse’s win, but still expects more from his starting quarterback.“I know he’s a true freshman,” Lester said, “but I kept telling him, ‘You need to put 60 minutes together of good decision-making.’” Comments Published on October 18, 2014 at 6:27 pm Contact Phil: pmdabbra@syr.edu | @PhilDAbb Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgTwo suspects, Bryan Barnes and Javier Bolden, were charged with the murder of two USC students, as well as various other charges. They pleaded not guilty at their arraignment on Thursday.Ming Qu and Ying Wu, two 23-year-old international students at USC who were one month away from graduating, were shot on April 11, 2012 while sitting in a BMW on the 2700 block of Raymond Avenue south of Adams Boulevard during a botched robbery attempt.Qu was found dead on the porch of a house, when he tried to get help after being shot, and Wu was found dead in the passenger seat of the car. The incident occurred around 1 a.m.Barnes, 20, and Bolden, 19, were charged with the murders of the two graduate students. According to reports, the suspects were part of a crime spree that culminated in the shooting. They are also accused of the premeditated murder of Tim Hall and allegedly tried to kill two other people, Zanae Flowers and Deionce Davance, previously. In total, the two are charged with nine felonies.Last month, a judge ruled that there was enough evidence in the case to proceed and ordered the defendants to stand trial. Prosecutors will decide later whether or not to seek the death penalty.Barnes and Bolden are due back at court on Jan. 23 for a pretrial hearing.last_img read more