Phyllis J. Morling, 86, of Guilford, Indiana, passed away Monday, October 31, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.She was born June 8, 1930 in Aurora, IN, daughter of the late Walter Wells and the late Mildred Wells.Phyllis worked as a School Bus Driver for South Dearborn School Corporation for over 20 years. She worked as a janitor for Manchester Schools for 10 years. She also worked in the dietary department of Dearborn County Hospital, as well as working at the Dryer Nursing Home in Sunman, Indiana. Phyllis was a longtime member of the Greendale First Baptist Church. She enjoyed working in her yard, gardening, baking and spending time with family, especially her great nieces and nephews.Surviving are grandson, Brent Walker of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, siblings, Paul “Gene” Wells and Juanita (late George) Holdcraft.She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Irvin Morling, daughters, Monica Walker and Melissa Stalnaker, siblings, Harold and Don Wells.Friends will be received Thursday, November 3, 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held following visitation at 1:00 pm with Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the Greendale Cemetery, Greendale, Indiana 47025.Contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society or American Heart Association. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.com
Franklin County, In. — A motorcyclist suffered chest and shoulder injuries in a Thursday crash on Bossert Road just west of Highland Center Road around 6:40 p.m.A report from the Franklin County Sheriff’s Department says Andy Bohl, 33, of Brookville was eastbound on Bossert Road when he struck a pothole and went down.Bohl was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was transported by Drewersburg EMS #1 to University of Cincinnati Hospital. His condition is not known.
The St. Louis Golf team faced off, Monday night, against tough North Decatur and Batesville teams at North Branch. Final scores for the teams were St Louis (228), North Decatur (202), and Batesville (194).Scoring for the Cardinals were Jackson Wanstrath, Cael Rahe, Rhea Miller, and Eli Vogelsang.The Cardinals’ next match is Tuesday, April 25th, at Wyaloosing Golf course against South Decatur and St. Mary’s of Greensburg.Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Randy Streator.
ELLSWORTH — The Ellsworth softball team advanced to the Class B North quarterfinals with a 14-12 win over No. 9 Nokomis on Tuesday.In a back-and-forth game, the eighth-seeded Eagles (11-6) came back from a 7-4 deficit and held off a seventh-inning rally to earn a hard-fought win over the Warriors (8-9). The team will head on the road to face top-seeded Gardiner (15-1) in the next round at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, June 8.No. 11 Mount Desert Island saw its season come to an end with a 2-1 defeat against No. 6 Foxcroft (13-4). The Ponies’ Makenzie Beaudry finished the game with 18 strikeouts. MDI finished the year 5-12.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder text
New Delhi: The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) on Saturday recommended the names of Jasprit Bumrah, Mohammed Shami, Ravindra Jadeja and Poonam Yadav for the Arjuna Award.The Supreme Court-appointed Committee of Administrators (CoA) met in the Capital to discuss the matter in the presence of GM Cricket Operations Saba Karim. Karim had proposed the names of the cricketers.Bumrah has been an integral part of the Indian side in recent times and will be leading the bowling attack for India at the World Cup. Shami has also been in great form in recent times and made a remarkable comeback into the Indian limited-overs side after being considered only for the longer format in the last couple of seasons.Jadeja, who till recently was only part of the Indian Test side, has also made a return to the limited overs team and has been picked as the third spinner in the 15-member squad for the World Cup in England and Wales.Poonam has been deservedly nominated from the women’s team. IANSAlso Read: SPORTS NEWS read more
July 13, 2020 Update on the latest sports The change comes less than two weeks after owner Dan Snyder launched an organizational review amid pressure from sponsors to make a change. FedEx, Nike, Pepsi and Bank of America all lined up against the name, which was given to the franchise in 1933 when the team was still based in Boston.A new name for one of football’s oldest franchises must still be selected and it’s unclear how soon that will happen. Native American experts and advocates have long protested the name they call a “dictionary-defined racial slur.” More than a dozen Native leaders and organizations wrote to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell last week demanding an immediate end to Washington’s use of the name.Goodell, who has fielded questions on the topic for years, said he supported the review. BRAVES-NICKNAMES Braves say they won’t change name but studying chop chantATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Braves say they have no plans to follow the lead of the NFL’s Washington Redskins and change their team name. The tomahawk chop chant used by Braves fans is under review, however. The team said in the letter it is seeking input from the Native American community, fans, players and former players as it examines the fan experience, including the chant. The Redskins announced Monday they will change their name and Indian head logo.The Braves say they have established a “cultural working relationship” with the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians in North Carolina and formed a Native American Working Group. The name came with the team on its move from Milwaukee to Atlanta in 1966. The name was adopted in 1912, when the team was based in Boston. Westbrook made the revelation Monday on social media. As recently as Sunday, the Rockets believed that Westbrook and James Harden — neither of whom traveled with the team to Walt Disney World near Orlando last week — would be with the team in the next few days. In Westbrook’s case, that now seems most unlikely.WNBA-DELLE DONNEWNBA MVP Delle Donne says league denied her medical waiverNEW YORK (AP) — Elena Delle Donne’s request to be medically excused from the WNBA season has been denied, according to the league’s reigning MVP. Chicago’s event typically draws about 45,000 runners and wheelchair athletes, and more than one million spectators. Mayor Lori Lightfoot says she is personally disappointed at the cancellation. The Boston Marathon and New York Marathon have also been canceled because of the pandemic.OBIT-KEN CHURCHJockey Ken Church, winner of over 2,000 races, dies at 90UNDATED (AP) — Ken Church, who rode over 2,000 winners during a 20-year career that included four mounts in the Kentucky Derby, has died at age 90. ALLEN PARK, Mich. (AP) — The Detroit Lions have signed first-round pick Jeff Okudah.The Lions also announced Monday that they signed second-round selection D’Andre Swift along with fifth-round picks Quintez Cephus and Jason Huntley.Detroit drafted Okudah, a former Ohio State standout, with third overall pick and made him the highest-drafted cornerback since Shawn Springs was selected from the same school by Seattle in 1997. The Lions are hoping he becomes a game-changing talent to help a defense that ranked No. 31 in the league last season.LAKERS-RONDO INJUREDLakers G Rajon Rondo breaks thumb in practice, out 6-8 weeks — Charlie Blackmon has returned to the Colorado Rockies after recovering from the coronavirus. The All-Star outfielder was the first major league player known to have contracted COVID-19. Blackmon says he’s trying to regain his physical fitness and hopes to be ready for the start of the pandemic-delayed season July 24. Blackmon says he was fortunate not to get too sick from the virus. He says he was only ill for 36 hours and it wasn’t as bad as the flu he came down with a couple of years ago. — Hard-throwing St. Louis Cardinals reliever Jordan Hicks has opted out of playing this season, citing pre-existing health concerns. The 23-year-old Hicks was diagnosed in high school as having Type 1 diabetes. Hicks, who routinely throws over 100 mph, is recovering from Tommy John surgery on June 26, 2019. The right-hander’s availability for this season was uncertain. Hicks had been taking part in workouts at Busch Stadium, leading up to the Cardinals’ opener on July 24 at home against Pittsburgh.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NBAWestbrook tests positiveLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Russell Westbrook of the Houston Rockets says he has tested positive for coronavirus, and that he plans to eventually join his team at the restart of the NBA season. SEC weighs football seasonUNDATED (AP) — Southeastern Conference athletic directors met in person Monday at league headquarters in Alabama to discuss the prospects for a football season with COVID-19 cases spiking throughout much of the South.SEC Commissioner Greg Sankey said in a statement afterward that it’s “clear that current circumstances related to COVID-19 must improve.” The Big Ten and Pac-12 have said they would only play conference schedules this fall in football and other sports. Sankey said SEC leaders “believe that late July will provide the best clarity for making the important decisions ahead of us.” The group met in the large Kramer-Moore Conference room to allow for social distancing. Other groups and individuals participated by videoconference.Among topics discussed were possible scheduling options for holding athletic competition this fall, along with game management at events.In other developments: Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditREDSKINS-NICKNAMEWashington NFL team dropping ‘Redskins’ name after 87 yearsWASHINGTON (AP) — The Washington NFL team is shedding the “Redskins” name effective immediately. LOS ANGELES (AP) — Rajon Rondo has broken his right thumb in practice with the Los Angeles Lakers in Orlando. The veteran point guard will be out for six to eight weeks. Rondo has been a key backup during his second season with the Lakers, who signed him shortly after adding LeBron James to the roster in July 2018. Rondo is averaging 7.1 points, 5.0 assists and 3.0 rebounds in 48 appearances this season, including three starts. He has been a regular presence on the floor late in close games, with coach Frank Vogel trusting his veteran leadership and playmaking.VIRUS OUTBREAK-NHLNHL says 43 tested positive The union’s medical director had suggested that players wear face masks to help control the spread of the virus, but players shot down that idea. The face shield has received a better response than the mask suggestion.VIRUS OUTBREAK-CHICAGO MARATHONChicago marathon canceledCHICAGO (AP) — The Bank of America Chicago Marathon has been cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic. In a statement Monday, marathon organizers and city officials cited the challenge of staging the large-scale Oct. 11 event while COVID-19 concerns endure. As of Sunday, Chicago’s health department reported 55,184 confirmed cases of the virus and 2,682 deaths due to complications from COVID-19. Associated Press The Washington Mystics star said in a statement Monday that the independent panel of doctors the league and union agreed upon to decide whether players should be medically excused deemed her not to be “high risk, and should be permitted to play in the bubble.” Had Delle Donne been medically excused, she would have earned her entire salary for the season. Now, if she chooses not to play, the defending WNBA champion Mystics wouldn’t have to pay her.Delle Donne has battled Lyme disease since 2008. The disease is not included on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s list of underlying conditions that could put someone at an increased risk for severe illness from COVID-19.Delle Donne’s new teammate Tina Charles also was waiting for a decision from the medical panel. If both players miss the season, the Mystics would be down to 10 players on the roster.NFL-LIONS-OKUDALions sign 1st-round pick Okudah, Swift, Cephus, Huntley’ —The Patriot League has joined the Ivy League and called off fall sports because of the pandemic. The league’s 10 Division I schools will not compete this fall in football, soccer and women’s volleyball. The Ivy League announced a similar decision last week. VIRUS OUTBREAK-NFL-FACE SHIELDSNFL comes up with face shields for helmetsUNDATED (AP) — With NFL training camps set to start at the end of the month, the league believes it is one step closer to addressing player safety amid the coronavirus pandemic. It has come up with face shields for the players’ helmets. The face shield was designed by Oakley, which already provides visors for the players. Church was diagnosed with pneumonia a week ago at the retirement facility where he lived in Reno, Nevada, and was taken to a hospital. His daughter, Debbie Anderson, says he contracted COVID-19 there and died. Church’s best finish in the Kentucky Derby was fifth place in 1950 aboard Oil Capitol. The Canadian-born jockey won five straight races in one day at Chicago’s old Washington Park on June 10, 1952. MLB-BASEBALL ROUNDUPMajor league teams try to ramp up the competition in campUNDATED (AP) — Major league teams are working out in mostly empty ballparks, mindful the long-awaited start to the season is barely a week away and fans won’t be coming. So teams are trying as best they can to ramp up the competitiveness of summer camps conducted in isolation. Several teams announced upcoming exhibition games, including Houston at Kansas City, Kansas City at St. Louis, and Cleveland against Pittsburgh. The Milwaukee Brewers will play intrasquad games for several nights starting Tuesday and are dubbing them the Blue and Gold World Series, a nod to manager Craig Counsell’s alma mater, Notre Dame. Also in MLB: UNDATED (AP) — The NHL says 43 players tested positive for the coronavirus from June 8 through the end of the league’s optional workouts.That number announced Monday includes 30 who tested positive at team facilities and 13 the league is aware of who tested positive outside the league’s protocols for its Phase 2.The NHL opened Phase 3 Monday with the start of training camps for the 24-team playoffs, scheduled to open in two hub Canadian cities — Toronto and Edmonton, Alberta — on Aug. 1. Players had until Monday evening to elect to opt out of competition without penalty.All players who tested positive self-isolated. The NHL is not sharing names of the players who test positive or the teams involved.VIRUS OUTBREAK-COLLEGE SPORTS read more
USC joined the Alcohol Prevention Coalition this summer in an effort to expand educational information and research regarding alcohol use by college students.The goal of the Alcohol Prevention Coalition partnership is to further develop AlcoholEdu, an online alcohol safety class required for incoming freshmen that USC used for seven years.The Alcohol Prevention Coalition, sponsored by Outside the Classroom, hopes to improve AlcoholEdu by researching and identifying new methods of encouraging responsible drinking habits.“We hope joining the Alcohol Prevention Coalition will help USC keep up with the latest thinking and strategies about how to encourage students to use alcohol responsibly,” said Michael Jackson, vice president of student affairs.Paula Swinford, director of Health Promotion and Prevention Services, said the initial task of the Alcohol Prevention Coalition is to implement two new programs: GreekLifeEdu and AlcoholEdu for Sanctions.GreekLifeEdu, a program that is already being used by many nationwide fraternities and sororities, is targeted at students who participate in Greek life and addresses issues that are unique to those communities.According to Swinford, this program focuses on sexual violence, alcohol abuse and hazing.“The Greek council is really excited about this because it allows them to set an agenda and expectations with new members so that everybody gets the same message and understands the context of being Greek at USC,” Swinford said.Though AlcoholEdu and GreekLifeEdu are primarily prevention tools targeted at students who have not had past issues with drinking, AlcoholEdu for Sanctions was created for students who have had negative consequences related to alcohol.In the past, HPPS has scheduled one-on-one meetings with students who have had difficulty with alcohol or drug abuse. Last year, 280 students were referred to the drug education program.With AlcoholEdu for Sanctions, students will have to complete an online course instead of having one-on-one meetings with faculty members at HPPS.“What we realized is that there is a much more convenient tool online,” Swinford said.In addition to these new programs, USC will now be able to participate in biannual research summits and communicate with other schools regarding issues of alcohol abuse.“We will see what other colleges and universities are doing, share information and try out new ideas for teaching students about how to have fun, party and socialize without alcohol being at the center of these activities,” Jackson said.Swinford said she believes students will be receptive to this new initiative.“There are students in leadership that we have talked to about this and the general feeling is a positive one,” she said.Jordan Merimee, a sophomore majoring in theater, said the most important aspect of creating this new program is making sure it is implemented effectively.He said he believes USC should focus on the social aspect of drinking and how that can lead to alcohol abuse.“AlcoholEdu doesn’t really express how widespread drinking is on a college campus,” he said.Shelbie Bartholomew, a sophomore majoring in creative writing, said she believes AlcoholEdu provided her with helpful information when she took the course before her freshman year.She said she is hopeful that by joining the Alcohol Prevention Coalition, USC students will be able to better understand the consequences of their actions.“I don’t know if this will stop drinking, but it might keep people more informed about what they are doing,” Bartholomew said.For now, these programs are the only scheduled changes taking place on campus in regard to alcohol education. However, Swinford said there is always a chance that new initiatives will begin in future years.“We do look at our data and try to address the things that are unique to USC,” she said. “I let the data drive the next decision.” read more
Before that, the Ireland men’s under-20s complete their campaign. Much like their senior counterparts, they’ll look to spoil England’s party as they aim to complete the Grand Slam. That one kicks-off at 6.00pm. Ireland trail England by a single bonus point ahead of their Grand Slam showdown at Donnybrook. There’s one change to the Ireland side for this evening’s game with Larissa Muldoon replacing Mary Healy in the centre. Kick-off is at 8.00pm.
Super Falcons may have concluded plans to shun participation in the upcoming 10th Africa Women Cup of Nations (AWCON) in Cameroun from November 19 to December 3.The title holders are pitched in Group B together with arch-rivals Ghana, Mali and newcomers Kenya.A supersport.com source said the players are not happy that the football body, Nigeria Football Federation (NFF), has not deemed it necessary to settle as promised the side’s outstanding qualifying match allowances and bonuses. “The players are unhappy that to date the NFF has only paid N10, 000 qualifying bonuses to each of the players to enable them to travel back to their respective homes after April’s successful qualifying match against the Teranga Lionesses of Senegal in Abuja.“The NFF had cited financial challenges, promising to pay their bonuses and allowances soon but that’s yet to see the light of day.“They want all the outstanding allowances paid forthwith or they will stay away from the upcoming Africa Women Cup of Nations in Cameroun.“They are not happy that NFF has continued to treat them as outcasts compared with the male counterparts, Super Eagles who were handsomely rewarded with Four and Five Thousand Dollars respectively for a draw and win in the failed 2017 AFCON qualifying campaign.“They have told whoever that cares to listen that their presence in camp as well as training for the championship should not be misconstrued as weakness or evidence of their preparedness to participate in the biennial football competition.“They said the country is in for a big shock unless the federation does the needful by quickly paying off their backlog of match bonuses.“The players said they are ready to cooperate with the Head Coach, Florence Omagbemi, to successfully defend the African title but on condition that their arrears of bonuses are paid forthwith,” said the unnamed source to supersport.com.The Omagbemi-tutored side spent over a month in the successful execution of the 2016 AWCON campaign.Falcons are equally yet to be paid last year’s Olympic qualifying campaign against Mali under former handler, Edwin Okon.The domestic players are already in camp sweating it out under the guidance of head coach Omagbemi while the overseas imports, Rita Chikwelu, Ngozi Okobi, Faith Ikidi, Ngozi Ebere, Evelyn Nwabuoku, Desire Oparanozie, Francisca Ordega and Asisat Oshoala, are being expected.Falcons will kick-start their title defence on Sunday, November 20, against West African foes Mali at the 20,000-seater Limbe Omnisports Stadium before they take on perennial rivals Ghana on November 23 and newcomers Kenya on November 26.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram read more
Hosts Egypt picked up a hard-fought win in their opening game of the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) over Zimbabwe in a game which was live on Citi TV and Citi FM.Playing in front of their own fans, Egypt dominated from the start, creating chances almost at will with Abdallah El-Said controlling play from midfield.It was, however, their finishing that let them down as chance after chance was spurned.They also found Zimbabwe’s goalkeeper, Edmore Sibanda in inspired form as he batted aside the shots that got past his resolute defence.The Pharoah’s star man, Mohammed Salah, had a couple of half chances, hitting a tame shot straight at the keeper and blazing over from inside the box.Egypt lost centre-back, Ahmed Hegazy, in the first half as he had to come off with a suspected broken nose.Zimbabwe had their own chances on the counter but failed to take advantage of any of them.It looked as though the underdogs had done enough to get to the break level but they were undone four minutes from time by a brilliant goal from Mahmoud Trézéguet’s delightful strike which sent their fans into wild celebrations.The second half started with Zimbabwe throwing more men forward but they struggled to test Egypt’s keeper, Ahmed El Shenawy.Egypt continued to look dangerous whenever they went forward, with Sibanda keeping Zimbabwe in the game with some crucial stops including a decent save from two right-footed efforts from Salah.But the hosts had done enough to secure victory in a game which was much closer than many had expected.Egypt go three points clear at the top of Group A ahead of Dr Congo and Uganda’s game on SaturdayGroup A: DR Congo, Egypt, Uganda, ZimbabweGroup B: Burundi, Guinea, Madagascar, NigeriaGroup C: Algeria, Kenya, Senegal, TanzaniaGroup D: Ivory Coast, Morocco, Namibia, South AfricaGroup E: Angola, Mali, Mauritania, TunisiaGroup F: Benin, Cameroon, Ghana, Guinea-BissauCiti TV: Your home for the 2019 AFCONFriday’s game was one of 46 to be broadcastedCiti TV has secured the rights to telecast all the matches at the 2019 African Cup of Nations (AFCON) in Egypt.The deal with the official tournament broadcaster covers 30 games in the entire expanded 24-team group stage and all 8 matches in the Round of 16 stage.Citi TV also has the rights to all four games in the quarterfinal, the two semi-final matches, the third-place playoff match and the final. read more