Lady Bulldogs Sweep Lady Eagles

first_imgThe Batesville Lady Bulldogs defeated The Jac-Cen-Del Lady Eagles 12-4 in Varsity play and 11-1 in JV action.Batesville vs. JCD Varsity Softball (4-7)BHS vs. JCD JV Softball (4-7)Batesville’s Home Opener is scheduled for Thursday (4-9) against Greensburg with the Varsity first pitch at 5:30.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Jody Thomas.last_img

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Lady Trojans Winners Over Lady Knights

first_imgEC traveled to SD last night and won in straight sets at both the JV and Varsity levels.EC vs SD 9-6-18‘It wasn’t the best we’ve ever played, but we did a lot of stuff really well. We moved the ball offensively to get more people involved and worked on running a quicker offense. Overall, we played well as a team.’ Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.Varsity is now 15-1 on the season and 8-0 in the EIAC.Next up: all three teams at Batesville on Monday at 5.last_img

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Inter, Juve  jostle for Alonso

first_img The Daily Express claims Inter and Juventus are both interested in the left-back, who has played under both Nerazzurri coach Antonio Conte and the Old Lady tactician Maurizio Sarri during his time at Chelsea. read also:EPL: Chelsea subdue Tottenham 2-1, as Giroud, Alonso seal Blues win The 29-year-old arrived from Fiorentina in August 2016 for €23m and is contracted to Chelsea until June 2023. So far, he has played 140 times for the Londoners, scoring 22 goals and contributing 17 assists during his time in England. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The former Spain international has only appeared 11 times in the Premier League under the new Blues coach Frank Lampard this term and is being linked with a move away from Stamford Bridge. However, he has contributed four goals and three assists in the process and the Italian giants are reportedly queueing up to bring the 29-year-old back to Serie A.Advertisement Promoted ContentYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime8 Scenes That Prove TV Has Gone Too FarEver Thought Of Sleeping Next To Celebs? This Guy Will Show You8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth6 Extreme Facts About HurricanesA Soviet Shot Put Thrower’s Record Hasn’t Been Beaten To This Day5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme ParksWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?6 Incredibly Strange Facts About Hurricanes8 Amazing Facts About Ancient EgyptA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic Bombs7 Reasons Why You Might Want To Become A Vegetarian Juventus and Inter have reportedly joined the chase for Chelsea defender, Marcos Alonso, who seems set to leave London after the current campaign. Loading… last_img read more

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DeSantis to Fox News: Confirmed Virus Cases Likely “Small Fraction of Those Who Have Actually Had It”

first_imgGov. Ron DeSantis has outlined what he believes are critical next steps for states that want to be medically secure when they are able to restart their economies following the pandemic.In an interview airing Sunday on Fox News Channel, DeSantis says that his administration has been investing heavily in serological testing, which measures the number of antibodies that are present in a person’s blood when the body is responding to the virus.According to the Florida Department of Public Health, nearly 176,000 Floridians had been tested for the virus as of early Sunday, and almost 19,000 of those are positive.“You see different studies that have been done overseas, and I think that the consensus seems to be emerging that whoever tests positive for it is probably just a small fraction of those who have actually had it,” DeSantis explains. “Because, of course, for people who are in the younger age groups, people who don’t have significant underlying conditions, this could be something that [has] relatively mild symptoms.”The governor goes on to say that at the beginning of the pandemic, many people who were feeling mild flu-like symptoms did not seek medical treatment, and may therefore not be included in the official infection counts.“I think we’ll be able to help us determine how widespread has this been [through antibody testing],” DeSantis adds. “And of course, that then will then inform what we do going forward because the more widespread it is, then I think the less efficacy some of the lockdown policies will ultimately have.”Additionally, DeSantis explains, “In most parts of the state, 90 to 95 percent of people who test, test negative. But then also it gives us data to be able to base decisions on. We need to know how this virus is circulating in various parts of the state.”The interview airs at 8 p.m. Sunday on Fox News’ “Life, Liberty & Levin.”last_img read more

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GFF signs four-year kit supply deal with Capelli Sport

first_imgFOLLOWING an initial engagement with Capelli Sport, which outfitted ‘Golden Jaguars’ during their historic Gold Cup campaign, Guyana Football Federation (GFF) announced yesterday it has inked a four-year contract with the sportswear manufacturer.The contract, which became effective August 29, 2019, makes Capelli Sport the official uniform, apparel and equipment provider for all the National teams, both male and female, under the GFF.In a release, GFF said Capelli Sport will be providing logistical support to national teams visiting the USA or Europe, including free access to Capelli Sport-owned training fields, gyms, office spaces and other similar facilities available to aid the preparation of teams.Capelli Sport, under the contract with the GFF, will be facilitating player-scouting opportunities including professional and collegiate trials and exposure for GFF elite players as well as coordinate training matches, as necessary.According to the GFF, Capelli Sport will also be creating and managing a branded online store for the Federation to sell replicas, fan wear, merchandise and accessories. The release said all fan wear items to be offered will be the same as what the GFF offers for its own fan wear sales and GFF will receive 30% of all the proceeds.In exchange, the GFF is offering Capelli Sport-guaranteed annual purchase, preferential considerations when purchasing uniforms for grassroots programmes and/or any domestic competitions organised and/or administered by GFF, as well as other fan-related merchandise.Capelli Sport will also be offered marketing privileges including, but not limited to logo placements/agency brand visibility on GFF’s stationery and marketing platforms, including social media, access to GFF’s marketing partners for promotion/engagement purposes and access by Capelli Sport to events organised by GFF for promotional purposes as well as the setting up of merchandise and promotional booths for international home matches.“The Capelli kit partnership contract is ground-breaking for Guyana Football,” reasoned GFF president Wayne Forde, while adding that “it is a very comprehensive kit/apparel contract negotiated by GFF. The process was long and sometimes frustrating but, in the end, both parties were very happy with the final deal.”Despite being tight-lipped about the value of the deal, Forde said it will “over the next four years vastly impact the development of football across Guyana. These are the types of opportunities that Gold Cup appearances create. The Golden Jaguars international exposure during the 2019 CONCACAF Gold Cup created value, which was strategically leveraged to produce the best outcome for Guyana’s Football.”Though a contract is in place, GFF and its new supplier Capelli Sport did not release at least a conceptual design of the new kit and as such, the Golden Jaguars, now playing in the CONCACAF Nations League, will be wearing the same kit unveiled for the CONCACAF Gold Cup.last_img read more

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DPS increases its efforts to engage with community

first_imgLast week, Department of Public Safety officers began carrying red and gold trading cards emblazoned with pictures of USC football players. The cards are intended to serve as an icebreaker for officers to interact with children in the community as part of a department-wide effort to expand community involvement.This push is led by Elizabeth Carreno, head of community relations for DPS. She pitched the idea to DPS Chief John Thomas several months ago, modeling it after the way Los Angeles Police Department officers used to carry baseball cards for kids to collect. She collaborated with the Athletics Department to select players and collect statistics and pictures to create cards for 12 football players.For the past year, officers have carried sticker “badges” to give to kids. That initiative saw great success — after going through an initial order of 2,000 badges, Carreno had to order another batch of 5,000, then two more batches of 10,000 badges apiece. She decided that the trading cards would be another way for officers to interact with the younger demographic.“There’s a saying that people won’t remember what you do for them — they’ll remember what you do for their children,” Carreno said. “I think that’s definitely true, in any community that you’re working in, so we want to make that positive connection.”Carreno was attentive to the details in making the trading cards. Along with typical statistics such as position, height and weight, the back of each card includes the major of the athlete to remind the children that USC athletes are students as well. She hopes that children in the community will be encouraged to dream of futures in which they are USC students. Each card also includes a quote from a DPS officer offering inspiration about staying safe and making smart decisions.“It humanizes the officers in a way that is difficult to do,” Carreno said. “The uniform can be intimidating, especially for the younger kids, but that’s not what the officers are there to do. We want to break down that intimidation and make the community comfortable with our officers.”Thomas addressed the fact that tensions between police officers and communities across the country have risen in recent years. This was the main impetus behind his decision to create Carreno’s department. He applauds her for constantly brainstorming new ideas to increase both DPS and USC involvement with the community.“There’s a pressure to make sure that our community can trust us,” Thomas said. “We’re going to rise to that. We’re going to make sure they know we’re on their side.”In the future, Carreno hopes to include trading cards for basketball, baseball and soccer players. She is also working on other projects to expand officer involvement. These include assigning officers to foot beats, hosting “Coffee With A Cop” events and installing Little Free Libraries in local neighborhoods.“We can’t arrest our way to a safer community,” Thomas said. “If we want a safe community, we have to work to create it, and that takes constant involvement to make people feel safe.”This post has been updated for style and clarity.last_img read more

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TENNIS:Murray defends Mauresmo

first_imgAndy Murray has defended coach Amelie Mauresmo after former British number one Tim Henman said the Scot had not been “playing the right way” recently, questioning the partnership, AFP reports.Henman claimed earlier this month that double Grand Slam winner Murray, who has slipped to sixth in the world rankings, was letting his opponents dictate matches and needed to play more offensively.“(It’s) certainly not true, her telling me to play defensively, so I don’t agree with that,” former world number two Murray told reporters in Manila.The 2013 Wimbledon winner was in the Philippine capital to play in the International Premier Tennis League, a faster-paced, television-friendly format of the sport,He said Mauresmo always tells him to play “aggressively”.“That’s the sort of mindset and style that I want to play,” the 27-year-old added.last_img read more

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Atletico Madrid reach Champions League final after thriller against Bayern Munich

first_imgPep Guardiola suffered a third Champions League semi-final defeat in three years as Antoine Griezmann’s away goal knocked out Bayern Munich in a classic.Xabi Alonso’s deflected free-kick had given Bayern the lead on the night, before Griezmann netted the crucial strike on the counter. Robert Lewandowski’s 39th goal of the season set up a frantic finale, but on a night that saw both sides miss a penalty, it was Atletico who booked a spot in their second final in three seasons.It was one-way traffic right from the off, with Bayern dominating possession and Atleti content to sit back and soak up pressure – nothing new there. With an almost impenetrable backline it seemed it would take something special for Bayern to breach the Atleti rearguard, but instead it was a slice of luck that resulted in the first goal Diego Simeone’s men have conceded in 632 minutes in all competitions hitting the net, as Alonso’s free-kick was deflected home.With the tie level, the visitors seemed to go to pieces, and conceded a penalty moments later, only for Thomas Muller – on this return to the starting XI – to see his spot-kick well-saved by Jan Oblak.After the break, though, the visitors provided a sucker punch, as Griezmann broke the offside trap to net a pivotal away goal. The run was timed to perfection, after the France international was a mere spectator for most of the first half. Bayern threw everything at Atleti, and got themselves back in front on the night through Lewandowski, but Atleti once again produced a defensive masterclass and held on, with even Fernando Torres’ missed penalty deemed meaningless.Once again, it didn’t matter that Atleti saw almost none of the ball – finishing the game with a measly 27.6% possession – they just need one chance, and in Griezmann they have a man who doesn’t need asking twice to find the net. However, after inheriting a treble-winning side, is Guardiola’s lack of success on the continent during his tenure in Bavaria enough for his reign to be judged as a success?–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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Clippers vs. Jazz: Who has the edge?

first_imgFORWARDSBoth the Clippers and Jazz have questions in the frontcourt. For Utah, it’s whether Derrick Favors, who was hampered by knee trouble this season and appeared in just 50 games, can shoulder the kind of load required against Blake Griffin and DeAndre Jordan. For the Clippers, it’s how starting small forward Luc Mbah a Moute handles Utah star Gordon Hayward. Hayward was a first-time All-Star this season, averaging career-highs of 21.9 points and 5.4 rebounds while shooting 47.1 percent from the floor. In the three games he played against the Clippers, however, he was kept in check, largely thanks to the efforts of Mbah a Moute. The Clippers have their own All-Star in the frontcourt, of course: Griffin. The Clippers’ anchor, Griffin has been incredibly steady in his seventh season, averaging 21.6 points and 8.1 rebounds. Those numbers are virtually identical to his previous two seasons. The difference this year is the addition of a 3-point shot. Since the All-Star break Griffin has attempted 3.1 shots from beyond the arc per game and made 35.1 percent of them. The Jazz benefit from veteran leadership here: Boris Diaw and Joe Johnson help off the bench, and they have 209 combined games of playoff experience. EDGE: EvenCENTERS GUARDSOver the course of a nine-year career, Utah point guard George Hill has become one of the most admired floor generals in the game. Never an All-Star, nor even the best player on his team, the former Spur and Pacer is enjoying a resurgence in his first year with the Jazz. He is averaging a career-high 16.9 points, 4.1 assists and shooting better than 40 percent from 3-point range. That said, he is no Chris Paul, a perennial candidate for Most Valuable Player and a future Hall of Famer. Paul won Western Conference Player of the Month honors for April, 21.2 points, 9.8 assists and 5 rebounds over the final five games of the regular season, carrying the Clippers to the fourth seed. The Clippers’ backcourt of Paul and J.J. Redick makes for one of the game’s most veteran and reliable pairs. The luxury of having three-time Sixth Man of the Year Jamal Crawford coming off the bench only adds to the group’s potency, as does Austin Rivers, whenever he returns from injury. The Jazz start third-year guard Rodney Hood next to Hill, but the former Duke star’s productivity slipped this season and he shoots just 37 percent from the arc. EDGE: Clippers In an age of small ball and centers who shoots 3-pointers, there is something magical about watching two burly 7-footers square off in the playoffs. DeAndre Jordan and Utah’s Rudy Gobert are far from traditional, lumbering centers, however. This is the matchup that will drive eyeballs to the Clippers and Jazz series. Gobert, a favorite to win the Defensive Player of the Year Award, has been a sensation in Utah. His uncanny ability to defend smaller, quicker players in the pick-and-roll, and an 8-foot wingspan allowed him to contest the second-most shots in the league this season, according to official league stats, and block a league-best 2.6 shots per game. Jordan might be just as imposing at the rim. With a menacing approach to every possession, Jordan leads the NBA in dunks – 253, according to basketball-reference.com, 18 more than Gobert. However, Gobert has seen his overall offensive game improve this year, with his scoring increasing from 9.1 points per game to 14. Another issue that can’t be ignored with Jordan: The continued liability he presents at the free-throw line. If the Jazz turn to the reviled “Hack-A” method, Coach Doc Rivers might not even have the luxury of Jordan on the floor. EDGE: JazzCOACHESOnly one coach in this series has led his team to the NBA Finals, let alone won a title, yet Utah’s Quin Snyder deserves credit for the work he has done to keep Utah a contender this season. The Jazz were hit hard and often by injuries, with Favors, Hood, Hill and key reserve Alec Burks all missing significant time with injuries. In fact, the Jazz had their preferred starting lineup for just 13 of 82 regular-season games. Through that, the Jazz pieced together a 51-win season and are back in the playoffs for the first time since 2012. Much of that is a credit to Snyder, the former Duke assistant who flamed out at Missouri and rebuilt himself through the D-League and as an assistant coach with the Lakers and Atlanta Hawks. All that said, Rivers has a 154-79 record in the playoffs and his teams have advanced past the first round six of the past eight seasons. EDGE: ClippersOUTLOOKIn almost any other realistic matchup, the Jazz would be a trendy pick to advance. Their blend of offensive firepower (Hayward, Hill), defense (Gobert) and experience (Johnson, Diaw, Hill) makes them a potent opponent. However, the Clippers dominated Utah 3-1 in the regular season by neutralizing Hayward, attacking Gobert and not playing to the Jazz’s league-slowest pace. With questions about their will, chemistry and offseason plans, the Clippers are desperate to move on. This will be an extremely competitive series, but that doesn’t necessarily mean a long one. PREDICTION: Clippers in five.— Bill Oramcenter_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Buster Posey adopts identical twins, will sit out 2020 season as COVID-19 precaution

first_imgGiants fans might get to watch Posey’s heir behind the plate with the 33-year-old at home. Joey Bart, drafted No. 2 overall in 2018, is expected to compete for a roster spot at catcher. He’s a consensus top-40 prospect but hasn’t yet played above Double-A.Posey had the worst statistical season of his career in 2019, setting low marks in average (.257), on-base percentage (.320) and slugging percentage (.368). He might not be a starting catcher much longer. But his presence in the Giants lineup has been and will always be an uplifting symbol of the team’s greatness in the 2010s, and it will be odd for the club to compete without him during an abridged 2020 campaign.With Madison Bumgarner now in Arizona, manager Bruce Bochy retired and most other key members of the 2014 World Series squad gone, it will be another forward-looking and most likely challenging season ahead. Posey said his decision might have been different had his kids not been born early.Buster Posey said he probably would have chosen to play if the babies had not been born prematurely. Purely a decision driven by a changing and sensitive family situation.— Andrew Baggarly (@extrabaggs) July 10, 2020MORE: MLB players who have opted out of 2020 Buster Posey announced on a video call with reporters Friday that he is opting out of the 2020 season after adopting identical twin girls.The newborns were born prematurely and could have an increased risk of health complications from COVID-19. So, Posey and his wife Kristen felt it would be safer if he didn’t participate in MLB action during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.last_img read more

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