Ed “Freak” James died about a month ago. He was about 80 or so and not the athlete he once was. For many years Ed played baseball and softball primarily in Dearborn County. He also was part of an athletic team associated with the Cincinnati Reds. What I remember about Ed were his days in the Tri-County baseball League. He was a strong hitter and an excellent fielder for Manchester for many seasons. He was always associated with the short left field at their park and the disappearing ball in the corn field.Ed was another of those athletes that had the conditions been right I believe would have had a good chance of playing Major League baseball. He was a fine athlete but service and work got in the way. There are many athletes whose talent is just as good or better than others but the right circumstance was just not available at that time and place. He used his talent, however, to delight the local ball fans with his play in baseball for years and then softball. Many old-timers remember Ed and will miss him and his stories.
Arrangements have been announced for Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock.Funeral services have been scheduled for twin toddlers that were found in a neighbor’s pool in Aurora this week.A visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Hope Baptist Church in Dillsboro. Services will follow the visitation.Jocelyn and Shaylyn Spurlock, 2, lost their lives in what detectives say was a tragic accident, although the investigation is continuing.Their parents, Brad Spurlock and Bryeanna Conley, were married just this past Saturday.Emergency personnel responded to a report of the missing toddlers after their mother, Bryeanna, called 911 after returning home Tuesday night from unloading furniture. According to dispatchers, the children were being watched by a grandmother who fell asleep when they disappeared.An online donation campaign has been set up to assist the family with funeral expenses. If you would like to donate visit Brea’s Angels on fundly.com
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Fulham have made an offer for Catania striker Maxi Lopez, according to the Italian club.The Argentine, 27, was tipped to join AC Milan before they turned their attention to signing Carlos Tevez from Manchester City.That has opened the door to the several other clubs who have been showing an interest in Lopez, and Catania chief executive Pietro Lo Monaco says Fulham have tabled a bid. Fiorentina and Lazio have also been linked with the player.AdChoices广告“An offer has been received from Fulham and we are evaluating it. We are waiting to see what the Italian clubs do,” Lo Monaco was quoted as saying.Lopez, who started his career with River Plate and had a two-year spell at Barcelona, would be able to play in England as he has an Italian passport.Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook
Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on May 12, 2013 at 6:59 pm Alyssa Murray scored a season-high 10 points as fourth-seeded Syracuse (17-3) opened the NCAA tournament with a 21-8 win over Dartmouth (11-8) on Sunday afternoon in front of 426 at SU Soccer Stadium.The junior attack Murray finished with five goals and five assists, strengthening her case as a Tewaaraton Award finalist and propelling the Orange to a quarterfinal matchup with No. 5-seed Florida (18-2) on Saturday a 2 p.m. in the Carrier Dome. The Gators defeated Denver 16-5 on Sunday.“I guess that’s why she’s a Tewaaraton finalist,” SU head coach Gary Gait said of Murray in the postgame press conference. “In big games – playoff games – you need to step up and make a difference, and she did that today. And led our offense, (she’s) done a very good job as a leader out there and making sure we’re organized and executing our plays and that goes a long way as well.”Freshman attack Kayla Treanor added five goals and two assists as SU cruised to a 13-goal victory against the Big Green, the widest margin of victory thus far in the NCAA tournament. The Orange also beat Dartmouth in the NCAA tournament last year, cruising to a 15-5 first-round victory.SU and Dartmouth played a fast-paced, high-scoring first half.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textBig Green attack Hana Bowers opened the scoring about three minutes in before Syracuse answered with two goals. Fifty-three seconds after Bowers’ goal, SU midfielder Erica Bodt knotted the score at 1-1. Senior Bridget Daley gave the Orange its first lead of the day moments later.Dartmouth responded with three unanswered goals, turning the 2-1 deficit into a 4-2 advantage. Attack Sarah Byrne scored two goals to pull the Big Green in front. Jaclyn Leto extended the lead to 4-2 eight minutes into the game.From there, Syracuse took control. The Orange then went on a scoring burst, burying seven straight goals over the next nine minutes. Treanor scored twice and recorded two assists. Murray scored her first two goals while Bodt, Brenna Rainone and Devon Collins chipped in a goal apiece. With 9:17 remaining in the half, the Orange led 9-4.“Obviously, (I’m) very happy with the outcome of today’s game,” Gait said in the press conference. “I thought our team was patient. It wasn’t our best start… but I think we rebounded (and) refocused, started finishing our opportunities.”Bowers scored her second goal of the game to end the SU run with a goal at 7:42, making the score 9-5, but Murray completed her hat trick at the 6:18 mark and scored again on an assist from Kelly Cross more than a minute later to make it 11-5.In the final two minutes of the half, Gabby Starkey scored for the Big Green to make it 11-6 before Treanor answered with 18 seconds remaining in the half, and the Orange went into the break with a 12-6 lead.Syracuse opened the second half on an 8-0 run to put the game away. It took Dartmouth nearly 20 minutes to find the back of the net in the second frame and by then, it was too late. The Orange had reached the 20-goal mark for the third time this season.“… By the middle of the game (we) were creating many opportunities through our ride and through our defense,” Gait said in the press conference. “And (it) allowed us to get on a good run and really dominate the middle of the game. I think from top to bottom it was a good effort by everybody.”The SU ride limited the Big Green to 3-of-7 clears and just five attempted shots in the second half, denying Dartmouth a chance to stage a comeback. Alyssa Costantino replaced Kelsey Richardson in the cage in the second half and made three saves while allowing just two goals.The Orange now has a week to prepare for Florida, who defeated SU on March 2 in Miami by four goals.“I’m pumped. I think we came out of the Florida game this year pretty disappointed but we all kind of like shrugged it off and said, ‘We’ll win it when it counts,’” Murray said in the press conference. “It’s not going to come easy and we’re going to have to work really hard this week because I know Florida is going to be doing the same thing, but we’re hungry.”–Compiled by Phil D’Abbraccio and Josh Hyber Comments
On the other end of the court, the Trojans will have to worry about finding a way to score against Oregon’s stout team defense. During the blowout loss early in their conference campaign, the Trojans were taken aback by the Duck’s defense, scoring a pitiful 60 points — the team’s lowest score all season. The Ducks have leaned on their Pac-12-leading defense, allowing just 64.5 points per game, to make up for their low scoring offense, which at 70.4 points a night only ranks ahead of an 0-13 California team. The Trojans will also have to lean on the emerging firepower of Kevin Porter Jr.; the freshman served as a gaping hole in the team’s away loss to Oregon. In recent matchups, Porter Jr. has begun to return to the player that instigated hype from so many Trojan fans early in the season. The 6-foot-6 guard took over in stretches against Stanford and scored an efficient 14 points on just five shot attempts in his last outing. The unheralded Oregon duo of freshman forward Louis King and senior forward Paul White accounted for six of those threes and combined for 38 points in the first matchup against USC. Since starting Pac-12 play, King has lived up to each of the five stars that made him so highly touted coming out of high school, raising his scoring average from single digits to 12.9 points a night. ESPN currently ranks him as a top-60 prospect for the 2019 NBA Draft. The Trojans will head into Galen Center seeking revenge, as they square off for their senior night matchup against the Oregon Ducks at 6 p.m. “[In the first matchup,] we took bad shots, turned the ball over and didn’t play like we have most of the season,” Enfield said. “We’re a talented team when we pass the basketball, and we need to share the ball.” After suffering their largest conference loss of the season against Oregon early in Pac-12 play, the Men of Troy now have a full roster at their disposal and their eyes set on revenge. “He’s a very talented offensive player,” head coach Andy Enfield said. “We just have to try to challenge his shots and make it tough for him.” “Most definitely [there’s a sense of revenge],” senior forward Bennie Boatwright said. “Whenever you get blown out by a team, you want to come back and beat them the next time.” “Kevin is a very important part of our team off the bench,” Enfield said. “He gives us an explosiveness, and when he plays consistent basketball, we’re pretty good.” An obvious solution to overcoming the Ducks’ defense would be feeding the hot hand of Boatwright, who is coming off a historic performance against California. Boatwright drained a team-record 10 three-pointers on just 13 attempts. Those 10 made threes are more than the total shots Boatwright attempted throughout the entire early-season game against Oregon. “[Boatwright has] been playing as well offensively as he had his entire career, and it’s been great to see,” Enfield said. Freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr. makes a move against a Colorado defender Feb. 9. (Josh Dunst/Daily Trojan) In their first matchup, the Trojans were dealing with the distraction of freshman guard Kevin Porter Jr.’s game-time suspension and it showed. USC’s lackadaisical defense allowed the Ducks to shoot 55 percent from the field and 13-for-24 from deep.
SUBSCRIBE TO US Last Updated: 11th December, 2019 13:38 IST David Schumacher To Race In MRF Challenge David Schumacher, son of former Formula One driver Ralf, will race at the MRF Challenge, India’s only FIA-approved international series at Bahrain Intl circuit Press Trust Of India Written By David Schumacher, son of former Formula One driver Ralf, will race at the MRF Challenge, India’s only FIA-approved international series, at the Bahrain International Circuit here on December 13 and 14. The MRF Challenge will witness a total of four races spread over two days. The 18-year old David has been in tremendous form in the past year, having emerged Rookie Champion with eight wins in his category while finishing ninth overall in the 2018 Formula 4 ADAC Championship, followed by fourth overall with four wins in the 2019 Formula 3 Regional European Championship.READ | Was A Mistake, Hoping For Light Punishment: Shooter Ravi Kumar On Doping ViolationDavid is the latest among high-profile drivers, who have utilised the MRF Challenge, organised by the Madras Motor Sports Club, as a stepping stone to further their racing careers. Mick Schumacher, Harrison Newey, son of Formula 1 ace designer Adrian Newey, Formula 1 test driver with Alfa Romeo Racing Tatiana Calderon and last season’s winner Jamie Chadwick, who is also the champion of the inaugural W Series this year, are some of the big names to have participated in the MRF Challenge. “I am really excited to race with the MRF Challenge in Bahrain. The series is a good platform to race in the winter break. I am looking forward to get the chance to do my first race in Bahrain and to prepare for the season 2020,” David said. READ | Captain Woods Sends Himself Out In 1st Presidents Cup MatchLooking ahead to Round 2 of the series, Arun Mammen, Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, MRF Ltd, said: “At the outset, we would like to welcome David Schumacher to MRF Challenge. He follows his cousin, Mick, son of multiple F1 champion Michael Schumacher, and who participated in the championship couple of seasons ago and is now looking to break into F1. “David joins other teenagers from Europe and the United States who showcased their talent in the first round at Dubai last month with some very competitive racing.” The first round of the MRF Challenge last month in Dubai, comprising five races, saw Belgian teenager Michelangelo Amendola dominating with three wins, besides topping the qualifying session and posting three fastest laps to pocket 119 points. The other two races were won by veteran Australian Dylan Young and 16-year old Indian-American Yuven Sundaramoorthy. Trailing Amendola on the points table is British teenager Joshua Mason (77), ahead of Young (65). READ | Lost In Translation: Swimmer Sun Yang’s Doping Case Hits Interpretation SnagREAD | NBA Trade Rumours: Kevin Love On Verge Of Leaving Cleveland Cavaliers For Boston Celtics WATCH US LIVE First Published: 11th December, 2019 13:38 IST COMMENT LIVE TV FOLLOW US
Two Ghanaians are refusing to return to their Egyptian club because of security concerns in the North African nation.Petrojet players Cofie and Eric Bekoe fled Egypt a week after anti-government protests began as they grew concerned over the escalating violence.Despite being called back by coach Helmi Toulan five days ago, the Ghanaians are refusing to travel.“My family won’t allow me to go back as they feel it’s unsafe – they don’t want to lose a child,” Cofie told BBC Sport.“At the moment, I honestly don’t feel like going back unless the situation changes.“I don’t want to go through what I went through again – it was a bit scary.” Two days after the widespread protests began, Egypt’s FA (EFA) postponed the local league.On Monday, the EFA told the BBC’s African sports programme Fast Track that it hopes to receive permission from security forces to restart the league in early MarchCofie, 22, has called his experience a ‘life and death situation’, whereby he grew increasingly worried about the events that ultimately prompted the downfall of President Hosni Mubarak.As some of the demonstrations turned violent, with over 300 believed to have died across the country, the Bekoes (who are unrelated) made a dash for home.“We had heard from no one at Petrojet – neither the coach nor any official, just from a fellow player who was at home protecting his family,” said Cofie, who won a Ghana cap last year. “We were on our way to the airport and weren’t too far from our house when we heard people firing gunshots.”“There were many people on the road and it was one of the most frightening experiences of my life.“We went to the airport and slept there for two days – it was better to stay there because it wasn’t safe at home.“Public announcements were telling you not to go out nor open your front door if people knocked when you were at home.“Luckily, we got a flight out but many expatriate players didn’t.” Cofie, whose contract has another two years to run, is nervous about leaving the Ghanaian capital Accra to return to Petrojet even though he believes it would boost his career.“I would prefer that things go back to normal because Egypt have one of the best teams in the world and the talent there is good,” he added.“It’s good for the youngsters like us who are determined to get to the highest level but I just don’t know how I am going to feel when I am back in the country.“And I don’t know whether the [security situation] will be good enough for me to play as I normally do.”Source: BBC
Sumner Newscow report â€” The weekly log report for the Wellington Fire/EMS Department for Jan. 18 to Jan. 24, 2016 is as follows: 24-Jan4:39 PMNatural Gas Odor3rd & C 18-Jan1:25 AMNatural Gas Odor400 block N. Olive Follow us on Twitter. 24-Jan11:58 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:38 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:10 PMMedical Emergency2000 block North H 21-Jan5:13 AMMedical Emergency600 block E. Harvey 21-Jan10:42 AMMedical Emergency1500 block N. Plum 20-Jan4:06 PMMedical Emergency700 block North F Wellington Fire and EMS Weekly Run Log 18-Jan10:51 PMTransfer to Wichita 24-Jan4:30 PMGrass Fire100 block S. Seneca 21-Jan1:41 PMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan2:57 PMMedical EmergencyOxford 23-Jan9:01 PMMedical Emergency1000 block South H 23-Jan8:58 PMMedical Emergency400 block E. 4th 24-Jan7:15 PMMedical Trauma2000 block North H 21-Jan6:01 PMMedical Emergency500 block N. Woodlawn 21-Jan6:03 AMVehicle Accident30th Avenue & US 81 20-Jan12:57 AMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan12:37 AMTransfer to Wichita 19-Jan6:24 PMMedical Emergency400 block N. Blaine 18-Jan12:26 PMMedical Trauma400 block South C Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. There are no comments posted yet. Be the first one! Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments