Frye meets with Milan seniors

first_imgMilan, In. — Republican state representative from Greensburg Randy Frye takes time to have lunch each Friday with an area high school and visit with students.Last Friday Frye spent time at the Milan High School.  Frye says, “It’s great to hear their perspective on Indiana government.”   “These students are our leaders of tomorrow and after meeting with them Indiana is in great hands in the future.”last_img

Who could be Man Utd’s marquee man?

first_img Cristiano Ronaldo – Real Madrid The most obvious target but most probably the hardest to secure. Ronaldo made his name as a Manchester United player in a terrific six-year spell as David Beckham’s heir apparent in the number seven shirt. Talk of a return from Madrid – where he has established himself as one of the world’s two best players – has never really gone away and United’s best chance may come in the form of his advancing years. Ronaldo is now 30 and Madrid may reach a point when they think their man is worth as much as he is ever going to be. Thomas Muller – Bayern Munich Described as priceless by his chairman at the weekend, Muller is no stranger to Van Gaal’s methods having played under him for Bayern. A rangy forward with an uncanny ability to always pop up in the right place, he has been a star of two successive World Cups at the age of 25. He many not possess the direct threat of a Ronaldo but would undoubtedly vastly improve United’s attacking options. Gareth Bale – Real Madrid Another Real man who continues to be linked with Old Trafford, Wales international Bale endured a difficult second season in the Spanish capital after scoring in a victorious Champions League final in the first. Boos from the Madrid fans gave the impression all was not well, and his pace and direct style would certainly fit in with what United and their fans crave. There has been no suggestion of Real wanting to sell, though, and Bale has been a firm fixture throughout their pre-season commitments. Harry Kane – Tottenham Kane is certainly not a free-spirited player but his ability to make something out of nothing in the penalty area would appeal to many United fans. He scored 32 goals for club and country in a break-out season last term and, although Tottenham have shown no willingness to sell, the Old Trafford club would currently offer Kane a higher level of football to play at. Pedro – Barcelona Perhaps the easiest of the deals to be done, Barcelona forward Pedro has been linked with United all summer and a deal seems possible. Pedro has found opportunities in Barca’s frontline harder to come by since the arrival of Luis Suarez and his pace and eye for a goal would vastly increase United’s options. United have done plenty of business already this summer but Van Gaal’s stated admiration of game-changing players in the mould of Gareth Bale and Arjen Robben, and even Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, shows he has not yet settled on his current squad. Here, Press Association Sport looks at some possible contenders to be United’s ‘marquee’ man. Louis van Gaal’s admission that Manchester United need a player with “speed and creativity” opens the debate as to who the Dutchman may pursue.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

National squads off to winning start at GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships

first_imgTHE annual GTT National Indoor Hockey Championships got off to a fast start on Monday, as the national ladies made their debut against SIDM, a combination of Hikers and Saints HC, at the Cliff Anderson Sports Hall.The new surface at the venue was being tested for the first time in competition and some players struggled to keep pace with the speed of the ball. The national ladies who have been benefiting from regular training at the venue seemed naturally the most comfortable as they dominated the possession, stringing together several passes in each build-up en route to a comfortable 11-0 victory.Marisha Fernandes and Trisha Woodroffe proved an impenetrable defence for the nationals as both demonstrated composure and generated several effective attacks from the back. Striker Kerensa Fernandes was top-scorer of the match with a hat-trick while Woodroffe, Marzana Fiedtkou and Maria Munroe each had doubles. Juniors Aliyah Gordon and Minsodia Culpepper completed the score sheet with one apiece.Pizza Hut GCC began their 2017 quest to retain the title in similar dominant fashion, as Sonia Jardine and Carina Moller both scored hat-tricks in their 8-1 beating of Old Fort Shooting Stars. Bushani Kaladeen was the noticeable standout for Old Fort although she only managed one goal for her team through a counterattack in the 5th minute. Captain Tiffany Solomon and Sandy Roopnarine scored the other two goals for GCC.The men’s first division competition produced a thrilling battle between Old Fort Titans and Bounty GCC as the two fought to a 5-5 stalemate in the end. Old Fort led from the start, going up by two field goals from Jael Gaskin in the first twelve minutes.GCC’s Alan Fernandes replied two minutes later but Akeem Hope restored Old Fort’s two-goal cushion in the fifteenth minute. GCC midfielder Orland Semple, returning from a long hiatus from the game, managed to draw his team within one for the second time just before the half which arrived with Old Fort enjoying a 3-2 lead.The game seemed surely beyond GCC five minutes into the second half as Old Fort hammered home two goals through Ascofu Simon and John Abrams to give Old Fort a 5-2 lead. GCC, however, launched an all-out attacking assault on Old Fort and found gaps in their earlier solid defence.The changed tactic by GCC produced the opportunities they needed as Dwayne Scott, Mark Sargeant and Peter DeGroot each found the back of the net with DeGroot’s equaliser coming in the penultimate minute of the match. The 5-5 draw leaves both teams in strong contention for the title that has eluded them for three years.The National Blacks completely dominated the Pepsi Hikers in their men’s first division duel finishing with a 12-0 score line while the National Greens gave Saints HC a 9-1 drubbing. The Old Fort Warriors pulled off a 5-1 victory over the Hikers in the lone second division matchup of the evening while the GCC Vintage enjoyed a 10-5 victory over Old Fort Goal-getters.Matches continue throughout the week from 17:00hrs with the finals being contested on Saturday. Men’s national selections, the BLACKs and the GREENs will play an exhibition match against each other right before the final presentation.last_img read more

Red Force narrowly miss out as Hurricanes hold on for a draw

first_imgBASSETERRE, St Kitts (CMC) – What appeared to be an unavoidable defeat for Trinidad and Tobago Red Force, almost ended in a victory but Leeward Islands Hurricanes held on grimly for a draw in tense moments late on the final day of their sixth-round game here on Sunday.In pursuit of 192 for victory at Warner Park, Hurricanes were seemingly cruising towards an inevitable victory at 166 for four with Test all-rounder Rahkeem Cornwall (48) and captain Terrance Warde (27) involved in a 65-run fifth-wicket stand.LEG-SPINNER IMRAN KHANBut left-arm spinner Akeal Hosein (4-40) and leg-spinner Imran Khan (3-44) combined to wreck the Hurricanes middle- and lower- order as five wickets fell for 17 runs in the space of 35 balls to leave the innings tottering on 183 for nine.It was then left to Devon Thomas, who had earlier retired hurt at 57 for three, to return and in combination with last-man Sheno Berridge, carried the hosts to safety.Red Force had earlier folded for 155 in their second innings after resuming the morning on 94 for six, with Cornwall finishing with career-best figures of eight for 51 with his aggressive off-spin.Joshua DaSilva, unbeaten overnight on 45, finished on 79 not out to hold the innings together, in a knock lasting 168 balls in just over 3-¼ hours with seven fours and a six.He put on 26 with Akeal Hosein (3) for the seventh wicket and 31 for the ninth wicket with Uthman Muhammad (14).Hurricanes then suffered a double blow in pursuit of their target when openers Kieran Powell and Montcin Hodge both fell for five with 19 runs on the board before Thomas put on 27 with Amir Jangoo (10) for the third wicket to halt the slide.When Thomas limped off 11 runs into a promising fourth-wicket stand with Hamilton, Warde arrived to extend the partnership to 55 and inject further hope into the Hurricanes chase.Fast bowler Anderson Phillip hit Hamilton in front to break the stand but Cornwall resisted, belting three fours and sixes in a 44-ball cameo.Warde’s dismissal, however, signalled another shift in the momentum as Red Force narrowly missed out on key points.last_img read more

DStv Ready for Euro 2016 and Rio 2016 Live Matches

first_imgslashes HD Zapper Decoder to N9,900 DStv has announced plans to broadcast live the 2016 Euro tournament taking place in France and the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio, Brazil. For the duration of both tournaments, Euro 2016 will be available on SS11 (channel 231) and SS 12 (channel 232), while the Olympics will have seven dedicated channels to broadcast all the actions live. The SuperSport studios will also provide highlights and analyses of the tournaments by experts such as Jay Jay Okocha, Victor Ikpeba and Benny McCarthy, among several others.In addition, DStv is offering the HD Zapper decoder at N9,900 to subscribers as well as prospective customers. This offer is effective May 27, 2016.Felix Awogu, General Manager, SuperSport, while making these announcements in Lagos, said: “SuperSport has always been associated with quality and we pledge to always deliver world-class content to our subscribers. In furtherance to this tradition, we will be bringing the Euro and Rio 2016 tournaments live to the living rooms of subscribers, entertaining them with the blow-by-blow actions of all the matches.”The highpoint of the event was the announcement of the price reduction of the full unit of the HD Zapper decoder which comes with a one month free subscription, at N9,900. “This is the lowest we have given our subscribers in the last 15 years,” said Martin Mabutho, General Manager, Marketing, Multichoice Nigeria. “The offer will take effect from Friday May 27 and will last for the duration of the Euro 2016 tournament, after which it will revert to its original price,” Mabutho added.For the Rio 2016 Olympics, Mabutho said seven SuperSport channels have been dedicated to broadcast all the sporting actions and other interesting content. The tournament will be available to subscribers on SS12, SS5 and SS7, including GOtv subscribers.Aside the price slash, subscribers stand the chance of winning prizes on MultChoice’s social media platforms by participating in the ‘Predict and Win’ competition. According to Chioma Afe, Marketing Manager, DStv, “A road show will be embarked upon to shopping malls and other locations to enable our esteemed subscribers predict match outcomes and win for themselves amazing prizes. Live updates can be viewed on as well as live streaming of matches on DStv online platforms.”The DStv HD Zapper decoder is one of the newest additions to the robust line of DStv products. It is fully HD, supporting 720p and 1080i HD standards. Other features include multiple content search options, extra view, 24 hour i-Plate, TV guide, among many others.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Kenneth Omeruo: Peaking Ahead of AFCON

first_imgKenneth Omeruo Playing in a now familiar three-man back formation, the Chelsea loanee led the defence for the host alongside Unai Bustinza and Dimitrios Slovas as they went in search of their 10th clean sheet of the top tier season.When the visitors thought they had taken the lead against the run of play, the impressive Omeruo was on hand to deny them as he made a last ditch goal line clearance to earn his side their first point in three outings.The Nigerian played the full throttle and finished with a high rating of 8.0, making 10 clearances, winning six of his seven duels, making one interception and also completing 91 per cent of his passes.He has made 25 league appearances for the Cucumber Growers this season.“See my teammates, Team of the Week La Liga. Big deal for me, all God,” Omeruo posted on Instagram.The Nigerian defender was at the heart of everything as this plucky Leganes side have now kept 10 lean sheers and it’s based on the rock-solid defence that the Omeruo is part of.Omeruo has been described as one of the best centre backs in Spain, maybe also across Europe’s top Leagues.Omeruo who is on loan from Chelsea has made four previous moves in search of first-team football and topsy turvy as his journey has been the Nigerian is showing great adaptability and the stats prove he is heading up.The 25-year-old joined the Spanish side in August, his seventh loan move away from the English Premier League club Chelsea since he joined them in 2012.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different. It was a frustrating start due to my work permit issue, but after playing in two big La Liga games I must say things are finally looking up,” Omeruo told BBC Sport.“I’ve been playing away from England in Turkey for a while and every time I always craved for a visible league where people can watch me.“Luckily, after the World Cup where I had two good games, I got more options and I chose La Liga where everyone can watch me, and so far it’s been a perfect decision for me.”Omeruo, who is yet to play a competitive game for Chelsea where he has a deal until 2020, spent a second spell at Turkish side Kasımpasa last season.A 2013 Africa Cup of Nations winner with Nigeria, he has also been loaned to Dutch side ADO Den Haag, Middlesbrough in England for two seasons and another Turkish side Alanyaspor.Back in 2017 he admitted he may have to leave Chelsea in his quest for first-team football on a regular basis.He now concedes his dreams of playing in England’s top flight with the Blues could be over as he looks to continue in Spain and hopefully earn a permanent move to Leganes.“Right now I’m fulfilling my dream of playing in La Liga, it’s amazing and different,” he added.“Leganes have an option to sign me permanently and I would like to give everything to stay in the league.“I’ve played in the English championship, I’ve gotten a feel of that but La Liga is very good. If I end up playing for Chelsea someday fine, because it is one of the biggest teams in the world and they have the highest fan base in Nigeria.“I would love to play for them, even if it’s just a game, but right now I am very happy with my life here in Spain.”Omeruo can play at centre-back or right-back and is regarded as one of the continent’s best young defenders.Meanwhile, head coach of the Super Eagles, Rohr has expressed his delight over Omeruo’s recent form in the Spanish League.“I am really impressed with his performances,” Rohr stated, adding, “playing against teams like Sevilla, Celta Vigo and he was able stay defensively focused and consistent shows his great quality as a defender.”An obviously excited Rohr observed that Omeruo’s performance was a good development for the Eagles and also for his Spanish team as well. “We hope he continues in that manner and for me that gives a stiff competition in the first line of the Super Eagles.”Meanwhile, Omeruo wants a permanent stay at Spanish La Liga side Leganes and has revealed that both his parent club as the modest Spanish outfit should agree before the end of the season.Omeruo has delivered decent performances to help Mauricio Pellegrino’s men keep 10 clean sheets in 24 appearances.And the defender has expressed his desire to remain with Estadio Municipal de Butarque outfit as he aims to stabilise his career.“I want to stay in Spain but right now the club needs to pay or reach an agreement with Chelsea. I know they are working towards it and will reach a decision soon.  I just want to keep playing well.“I’ve seen the importance of playing where Nigerians can watch,  they can see me every week and know how improved my game has been.“I want to stay in Spain, maybe a bigger club. If not, the Leganes. I think this year is the year where I stay as I need a home,” he said.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram With less than two months to go, Nigerian national team Manager, Gernot Rohr, is hoping that some of the Super Eagles players would maintain their scintillating performance till summer when the 2019 Africa Cup of Nations kicks off in Egypt. Leganes of Spain defender, Kenneth Omeruo is one of such players the German-born tactician is hoping he keeps his form. Last weekend, the Chelsea loanee was voted the Man-of-the-Match against Celta Vigo and little wonder he was selected in La Liga team of the weekKenneth Omeruo masterclass in his team’s scoreless draw at the Estadio Municipal de Butarque against Celta Vigo last Saturday has earned him a place in La Liga Santander Team of the Week.Omeruo solidified the backline and was a major factor in the Los Pepineros picking a point. Little wonder the former Middlesbrough and Kasimpasa defender was voted Man of the Match in the tension soaked encounter.last_img read more

Miralem Pjanic is the Best Football Player in Serie A

first_imgWithin the 11th round of the Italian Serie A, the match will be played between Inter and Roma, for which are playing B&H representatives Edin Dzeko and Miralem Pjanic.Before the match, Dzeko addressed the media and said that he is very pleased that his team is at the very top.”Currently we are in the top, but the season is very long and it is important who will eventually be the first. I think between us, Inter, Napoli, Fiorentina, and of course Juventus, that we should not write off as favorite,” said Dzeko and added:”There are couple of phenomenal player in Napoli, but the best is Higuain. Gonzalo, together with Miralem Pjanic, is the best player in Serie A.”For the end of addressing, Diamond admitted that Inter wanted to bring him this year and Mancini was pretty interested for his services, since he knows him well from the time when they worked together in Manchester City.”He tried to bring me, but there was nothing concrete. I’m very happy here, Mancini is the man who brought me to City and allowed me to play at the higher level. We won together and I was annoyed that I’m not playing, and he knew it, but he never blamed me. I was called ”super replacement” in England, because I would score goals when I enter the match and I did not like it. It is not true that I was happy when Mancini left the City.”(Source: read more

Florida COVID Tests are Surging, Deaths are not

first_imgThe surge in positive test results for coronavirus cases  is surging as nearly one out of every 100 Americans has tested positive for Covid-19.However, at least in Florida, the death rate is no where near that of New York or California.Twelve deaths were announced in Palm Beach County and seven in Miami-Dade County from COVID-19 Statewide, 45 deaths were announced yesterday.Florida reported more than 15-thousand positive test cases,  pushing its total to just under 270-thousand cases since the outbreak began.  That was just one day after Walt Disney World in Orlando opened to the public Saturday for the first time in nearly four months.Despite the increase in testing and positive results, Florida has just over 4000 deaths total compared with New York’s 32,000, eight times Florida’s death toll.See death stats here:New York 32,029California 7,042Florida 4,241Texas 8,196New Jersey 15,525Many South Florida school districts will announce Wednesday whether they will allow students to return to class or if they must continue to learn on line at home.last_img read more

“In Lazio, people looked at me like the Beatles …”

first_imgArgentine Hernán Crespo, former player and current Defense and Justice coach, defined his experience at Lazio as “impressive” and He recalled the difficulties he had in going out for a walk in Rome, since people looked at the players of the capital club “like the Beatles”. “In Lazio I had a fantastic, impressive experience. When we were out on the street in Rome we looked like the Beatles. It was very difficult even to take a simple walk,” Crespo recalled in an interview broadcast late on Wednesday on Italian television “Sky Sport ” “In the end I started to know Rome at night and I got to know the best city in the world”, added the Argentine. After training at River Plate, Crespo arrived in Italy in 1996 when he signed with Parma and, after winning the 1999 UEFA Cup, he signed for the current Italian champion Lazio. He stayed two years in Rome and scored 48 goals in 74 matches, crowning himself with an Italian Super Cup. He also wore the Inter Milan shirts, with which he was triple champion of Italy, Milan and Genoa.Crespo considered that in some respects he feels similar to the Polish Robert Lewandowski and praised the Argentinean Lautaro Martínez, with whom he would like to form a hypothetical forward. “He always fights, he can play alongside another center forward or be the only ‘nine’ in a trident. He is a complete player. And I like his mentality.”, he claimed.last_img read more

Elite bloodline doesn’t faze Petro Gazz standouts

first_imgAngels skipper Stephanie Mercado (No. 4) says having famous relatives should be an inspiration.Marites Pablo and Cienne Cruz are adept at dealing with the fact that they have popular and accomplished sisters in volleyball. It comes with the territory, the two spikers of Petro Gazz say.Pablo is the younger sister of Myla Pablo, the former National U star in the UAAP who also won a conference MVP trophy in the PVL. Cruz, on the other hand, is the younger sister of former La Salle standout and ex-UAAP Finals MVP Cha Cruz.ADVERTISEMENT Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. LATEST STORIES End in sight to weightlifting woes Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title 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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Ditse (Cha) inspires us inside and outside the court,” said Cruz, whose twin sister Camille, another former La Salle standout, is the team manager of Petro Gazz. “She keeps telling us to ignore (negative) things people say. She said the comparisons will always be there but if we will just be ourselves, we can get even better.”Pablo, too, gets a lot of support from her older sister “in everything I do.”And when she broke the news that she was joining the PVL, Myla told her: “Do well, because we will play against each other.”Their sisters’ attitude toward their careers has lessened the pressure, indeed, and instead of being awed, there is a sense of gratitude and respect for what their siblings have already achieved.“I keep telling her, this one’s for you,” said Pablo.“It makes me proud to watch Cha make a name for herself and that motivates me to make a name for myself too.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I think for us who have well-known family members in sports, we should make them an inspiration instead of thinking of all their achievements and pressuring ourselves to match those achievements or be better than them,” Mercado said.The Angels got off to a good start in the Open Conference last Saturday when they hammered out an opening-day 25-22, 25-14, 26-24 victory Saturday at Filoil Flying V Centre in San Juan City.Mercado led the way with 14 points, 11 of which came off attacks and the other three on blocks.Mercado, Pablo and Cruz were recent guests at Sports IQ, the Inquirer’s live multiplatform sports talk show.As Cruz hopes to assert herself more and Pablo feels her way through the team, both feel that having a more famous sibling can be an advantage.ADVERTISEMENT But in case the two standouts need advice on how to handle being measured up against their celebrated siblings, they need not look far. Their teammate, Petro Gazz star Stephanie Mercado, has dealt with that type of scrutiny before.“There was a time when people would ask me about my mom and compare me to her a lot,” said Mercado, the daughter of Asian track legend and Filipino sports icon Lydia De Vega-Mercado.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 ChrissBut the young former La Salle anchor has learned to deal with the comparisons after all these years, mostly because mom Lydia made it easier by not putting additional pressure on her.Her advice? Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college View commentslast_img read more