Beta Sigma Phi ‘Holiday Bazaar’ this weekend

first_imgBatesville, In. — Beta Sigma Phi Theta Nu will hold their Annual Holiday Bazaar Sunday, November 4 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Batesville Primary School.The show includes many handmade items from more than 100 regional crafters. There will also be a Cookie Walk, raffle and hotdogs for lunch.All proceeds benefit local charities.last_img

EPL: Chelsea, Man U secure top-four places

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ Mane double eases Liverpool to win over 10-man Chelsea EPL: Chelsea, Liverpool in cagey duel Chelsea and Manchester United secured their places in the UEFA Champions League next season after both earned victories that kept them in the top four on the final day of the 2019/20 campaign.First-half goals from Mason Mount and Olivier Giroud gave Chelsea the win they needed, beating Wolverhampton Wanderers 2-0 at Stamford Bridge. In a direct battle for a UEFA Champions League spot at King Power Stadium, Bruno Fernandes’s penalty and Jesse Lingard’s stoppage-time strike were enough for a 2-0 victory for Man U over Leicester City, meaning the Red Devils finish above Chelsea in third on goal difference.Leicester finished fifth after their defeat and will compete in the 2020/21 UEFA Europa League.Wolves’ loss meant they missed out on sixth position and a place in the UEFA Europa League, after Tottenham Hotspur drew 1-1 at Crystal Palace to edge ahead of Nuno Espirito Santo’s side on goal difference.Wolves must hope Chelsea beat Arsenal in Saturday’s FA Cup final so they can claim the final UEL spot, in the second qualifying round.Tags: ChelseaManchester UnitedMason MountOlivier GiroudUEFA Champions Leaguelast_img read more

Naughton completes Swans move

first_img The 26-year-old full-back, who can operate on either the right or the left-side of defence, has signed a three-and-a-half year contract in a deal understood to be worth £5million and could make his debut in Swansea’s FA Cup fourth-round tie at Blackburn on Saturday. Naughton made 74 appearances for Tottenham after switching from Sheffield United in 2009 but he made only five Barclays Premier League starts under Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino and has not played since the end of November. Swansea have confirmed the signing of Tottenham defender Kyle Naughton. The Sheffield-born England Under-21 international is Swansea’s third signing of the January transfer window following the arrival of Benfica striker Nelson Oliveira on loan and midfielder Matt Grimes from Exeter. Naughton began his career with Sheffield United, having joined the club’s academy at the age of seven, and made 40 appearances for the Blades before joining Tottenham. He had loan spells at Middlesbrough, Leicester and Norwich during his time in north London and Swansea manager Garry Monk said he had been trailing the defender for some time. center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

Indian Premier League Stephen Fleming is big fan of THIS Mumbai Indians player

first_img New Delhi: Indian all-rounder Hardik Pandya is one of the most flamboyant cricketers the game has ever produced and his all-around contribution on the field has always been pivotal for the side he is playing. One such knock came while playing against Chennai Super Kings on Wednesday when his sensational performance with the bat and ball led Mumbai Indians to register their 100th IPL win.Pandya scored a quickfire 25* off just 8 balls with 3 sixes and then picked up 3 wickets including that of CSK skipper MS Dhoni to put the game out of the defending champions’ reach, halting them to 133/8 in 20 overs. This made the coach of CSK, Stephen Fleming praise him highly after the match. Chennai Super Kings suffered their first loss of the season against Mumbai Indians. Mumbai Indians became the first team to win 100 IPL games. Hardik Pandya was awarded as the man-of-the-match.  “I am a massive fan (of Pandya), I think he is a wonderful player. His confidence is up, looks like he has a good thing going with what he is doing at the death. Plans should be now for teams to combat that. We were happy with what we were trying to do but executed it poorly,” Fleming was quoted as saying by The Quint.“He is a quality player. I think he is one of Mumbai’s key weapons and one of India’s key players going forward. If you keep him out of the game you often go on to win. But today (Wednesday) with both bat and ball he was excellent,” said Fleming, who played for CSK in IPL 2008.Fleming admitted that the game got away from CSK in the last few overs. Despite trying to keep things simple in the last few overs, the game went into the hands of MI team thanks to Pollard and Pandya. “In bowling, we were tight for the first 2/3rds but not in the last 1/3rd. A score of 150 would have been par for the course,” said Fleming.He also said that he knew the limitations of his team’s players on the field and also understood that his team is never going to set any records for good fielding. “That was one of the downsides with athletes who are a little bit older. For the majority of the innings, we were pretty good, but we are not going to be one of the top fielding sides in the competition,” Fleming concluded. For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. highlightslast_img read more

Cricket News Will Support Virat Kohli, Make Life Easier For Indian Cricketers: Sourav Ganguly

first_imgNew Delhi: Sourav Ganguly, the new BCCI president, has already laid out his agenda following the end of the Annual General Meeting at the Indian cricket board headquarters in Mumbai. After clearing the air on MS Dhoni’s future in the team, Ganguly outlined his strategy of how he will deal with Virat Kohli and members of the Indian cricket team starting from Thursday. In a press conference that took place after the end of the AGM, Ganguly outlined how his working relationship with Kohli will be.”Virat Kohli is the most important man in Indian cricket, we will listen to him. Mutual respect will be there, opinions will be there. I will speak to him tomorrow. He is the captain of the team and the most important man in Indian cricket. We are here to make their life easier,” Ganguly said. It will be interesting to see how Ganguly handles the team dynamics, having cleared the air about MS Dhoni’s future and reiterating that a discussion was needed in order to determine what the captain and selectors wanted.Low attendances in cricketFollowing the end of the Ranchi Test against South Africa in which India won by an innings and 202, Virat Kohli had spoken a very interesting thing about the need to arrest the trend of low attendances in Tests particularly in Ranchi and Pune. “In my opinion, we should have 5 strong Test centres. In Test cricket, teams coming into India should know that they are going to play at these 5 centres, these are the pitches and crowds to expect. It can’t be sporadic and spread over so many places. We should have five strong Test centres where the team coming to India knows that this is where we’re going to play and nowhere else,” Kohli stated.Also Read | Cricket World Cup Every 3 Years? This Is What Ganguly Has To Say On ICC PlanHowever, Ganguly has had a different vision when it comes to Test matches. “Day-night Test is the way forward. Every country has to play day-night Test, that’s a long-term future for Test cricket. They (India) are a good side, they will win day-night Test matches also. There is no difference in day-night Test matches and day Tests. It’s just a different ball. They are such class players, they can win,” Ganguly said. For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

BCB senior limited over tournament resumes Sunday

first_imgTHE Berbice Cricket Board (BCB) senior 50 overs tournament will continue this Sunday after a break due to the prolonged inclement weather.Gudakesh MotieArchrivals Albion and Rose Hall Town Youth and Sports Club will highlight this Sunday’s action at the Albion Community Development Centre ground.It is one of three matches set for that date and is expected to be the featured match as several of the nation’s top cricketers will play on each side.The other matches will see Rose Hall Estate Cricket Club versus West Berbice at Rose Hall Canje and Bush Lot will hosts Tucber Park.Eon HooperEon Hooper, Gudakesh Motie, Romario Shepherd and Raun Johnson are some of the top players on show this weekend.All clubs are asked to take note that matches start at 09:30hrs. Host teams are reminded of their obligations as set out in the rules and procedures of the competition.Meanwhile, the BCB is requesting that all clubs make contact with its office on 333-2375 for registration forms for their Under-15 players as a competition in that division would commence shortly.Romario Shepherdlast_img read more

Navratilova, McEnroe call for name change to Margaret Court Arena

first_img… Tennis Australia condemns protest as a breach of protocolBy Ian RansomMELBOURNE, Australia (Reuters) – Tennis greats Martina Navratilova and John McEnroe called for Margaret Court’s name to be stripped from the Australian Open’s second showcourt in a protest at the stadium that drew a frosty response from tournament organisers yesterday.Court, who holds the all-time record of 24 Grand Slam singles titles, has been heavily criticised for voicing her religious-based opposition to same-sex marriage and transgender athletes.Navratilova and McEnroe unfurled a banner emblazoned with ‘Evonne Goolagong Arena’ – a call for the stadium to be renamed after Australia’s Aboriginal seven-time Grand Slam champion. Navratilova, who is openly gay, climbed into a vacant umpire’s chair and tried to address a small crowd of spectators lingering after a doubles match, but the microphone was cut off soon after she began speaking.Governing body Tennis Australia (TA), which organises the year’s first Grand Slam, condemned the protest as a breach of protocol. “We embrace diversity, inclusion and the right for people to have a view, as well as their right to voice that view,” TA said in a statement.“But the Australian Open has regulations and protocols with respect to how any fan, player or guest can use our facility, the event and the global stage it provides. This is to ensure the integrity of our event. “Two high-profile guests have breached these protocols and we are working through this with them.”Prior to Rafael Nadal’s fourth round win over Nick Kyrgios, Court was honoured in a low-key ceremony at Rod Laver Arena on Monday marking the 50th anniversary of her 1970 calendar Grand Slam.TA president Jayne Hrdlicka said in November that removing Court’s name from the stadium was not on the governing body’s agenda.last_img read more

Editors discuss Pat Haden controversy

first_imgQ: Should current ADs be permitted to vote on the selection committee?AK: If coaches get a vote in the Coaches Poll each week, why shouldn’t athletic directors be able to serve on the college football playoff selection committee? Haden arguing a call on the sidelines does not that mean that he is incapable of making an unbiased decision when it comes to the playoff teams. Six of the 13 members of the committee are or were athletic directors at some point, and I’m sure the founders of the committee thought long and hard about allowing them on. Each member of that committee will have a slight bias, toward his or her alma mater at least. But they all must do their best to suppress that when it comes time to make the big decisions.WH: Yes, for now at least. The current makeup of the committee is balanced enough for at least a trial run. The recusal policy, which forces any active AD to leave the room while his or her team is being considered, is a no-brainer, but I’m not sure if it’s enough. Athletic directors could still favor their own conference in negotiations. Even worse, they could hypothetically vote for teams that they feel are a better matchup for their own school. I’m not convinced this will happen. In fact, I really doubt it. Still, if any evidence of this type of tampering comes up there will be no doubt that this was a failed experiment. USC Athletic Director Pat Haden left the press box during the third quarter of last Saturday’s 13-10 win over Stanford’s to personally challenge a refereeing decision. Haden, who is a member of the  College Football Playoff Selection Committee, explained that head coach Steve Sarkisian had requested his presence after Sarkisian no longer felt comfortable arguing an earlier sideline warning. Haden was criticized for his decision to head to the sideline, and on Monday received a $25,000 fine from Pac-12 conference officials.One fine day · USC Athletic Director Pat Haden was fined $25,000 by the Pac-12 for confronting game officials on the sideline at Stanford. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanDaily Trojan sports editors Aubrey Kragen and Will Hanley discussed Haden’s decision, his punishment and the role of active athletic directors in the new selection committee. Q: Do you agree with Haden’s decision to respond to his coach’s request and head down to the field?AK: I definitely do. Athletic directors, university presidents and miscellaneous celebrities roam the sidelines at games quite often, so I can understand Haden deciding to head down. It was a huge game for the Trojans, so why wouldn’t he come when he heard that his head coach needed help? The officiating in that game was already questionable, so after Sarkisian had already been dealt an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty, Haden stepped in like an overprotective mother. It happens.WH: I do, and I don’t. You have to remember, Haden’s a football guy at heart. More than that, as Sarkisian explained after the game, he’s a Trojan. Of course he was going to go help out his head coach in the tensest moment of maybe the most important game of the year. Sarkisian had a job to do and wasting his time arguing with officials while he should be focused on the task at hand would have been a huge mistake. Plus, because of his earlier sideline warning, Sark was risking a possible ejection. If the Trojans had to play that last quarter without their captain and their head coach, things might have turned out differently.Still, Haden could have gone about it better. I completely understand the running, the screaming and the arm waving, but a guy as experienced as Haden should have known better. Not only was his demonstration perfect highlight material for a tired, underpaid associate producer at ESPN, but it reignited a seemingly dormant debate about his role on the NCAA selection committee. By calmly walking down to the field and quietly engaging an official, he could have avoided a lot of this mess. Q: Overall, how well do you think Haden, Sarkisian and the Athletic Department handled the aftermath of the situation?AK: I think Sarkisian came out of this looking a little sheepish. Calling Haden down in the first place looks, in retrospect, like a kid having someone bigger fight his battles for him. But he and Haden have apologized, and I’m sure people will forget about this by Sunday morning.WH: Haden is actually coming out of this looking pretty good. He and the Athletic Department have spun this into a simple case of a passionate AD coming to his coach’s aid in a crucial situation. Plus, that $25,000 kick to charity won’t hurt. The guy who took the real hit in this situation was Sarkisian. First, he got hit with a sideline warning in an incredibly important game, then compounded that warning by arguing about it. He had good motives at heart when he asked Haden to come down and deal with the situation while he coached the game, but Sark definitely had other options. In the end, this won’t be a big problem for either guy. Haden will be fine, and Sark was open and apologetic enough that this will all blow over. Q: Was the Pac-12 right to fine Haden? Should he face any other punishment?AK: I’m not sure I agree with the $25,000 fine. Media reports of his “confrontation” with the officials are really exaggerated, and I don’t see anything wrong with him arguing a call. I do understand, though, the Pac-12’s desire to take a stand on the issue.WH: Yeah, the conference probably did the right thing here. The fine sets a good precedent, even if it was borne out of one of the more bizarre events I’ve ever witnessed. I can’t imagine the NCAA levying any further punishment on Haden; he’s accepted the Pac-12’s punishment and even picked up some public goodwill by negotiating with the conference to have the fine donated to charity. The NCAA has felt some heat for revoking Penn State’s sanctions, and I doubt strengthening its apparent vendetta against USC by punishing Haden would look all that great. As far as the selection committee goes, he’ll stay on. The head of the committee is voicing his outright support for Haden, and I doubt the committee wants to make such a significant change this late in the game.last_img read more

Volleyball has a game plan for Stanford rematch

first_imgFreshman setter Raquel Lázaro tallied just four digs against Stanford, at the end of September, compared to her average 10.3 per match. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)Coming off a loss last weekend, the women’s volleyball team is looking to get back on track and finish with two strong victories this weekend. With their 7-1 home record, the No. 15 Trojans will face No. 2 Stanford on Friday and Cal on Sunday. Entering the second half of conference play, USC will be facing both opponents for the second time, but going in with a plan on how it can improve. “We’ve played everybody, so we can do some stat work and see where we stack up against everybody else,” head coach Brent Crouch said. “We did all of that homework and the two areas we need to get better in are serve receive and … killing balls off the serve receive.”While the Trojans know what they need to improve, individual players like freshman setter Raquel Lázaro has her own goals for this weekend. After playing Stanford once before this season, Lázaro knows how she can help the team come away with a victory.“Stanford is a very good team and they are very tall, so hitting hard and putting the sets high enough so the swingers can hit the ball hard and high [will be key],” Lázaro said. “For me, it’s finishing high on my pass. I know this. Then, if my hitters are low, they are not going to be able to do anything against the block because the [blockers’ hands] are very high.” At practice this week, the team has focused on its game plan for Stanford. The players know the Cardinal are tall, with nine players over six feet, the tallest being 6-foot-6. USC’s hitters have to figure out ways to hit around the block and get their opponent out of system. One of the biggest concerns is Stanford’s size, especially junior outside hitter Kathryn Plummer. Plummer is touted as one of the best outside hitters in the country with the seventh-most points per set in the NCAA . “They are huge everywhere,” Crouch said. “If you can shut down left sides you’re going to win most of the time. We didn’t have an answer for her last time. If we can at least knock one of [Stanford’s top players] down that will help a ton.”The Trojans are also looking for the crowd to keep up the same energy it has had all season, especially against Stanford.“It will be great to have the energy of the crowd carry us a little bit,” Crouch said. “It’s hard enough to play a really good team and then to have a bunch of people rooting for you to lose doesn’t help … Stanford will have to deal with our fans.”Crouch noted the benefit of having already played the Cardinal earlier this season.“We’ve got a really clear idea about what they want do against us, so we can gameplan a little bit more,” Crouch said. “But all these games are, for the most part, serve, pass and who can win that battle. They won last time.”First serve against Stanford Friday will be at 7 p.m. and Cal Sunday at 1 p.m. Both games will be played at Galen Center.last_img read more

‘Tricky Tuesday,’ ‘Be the Best Monday’ and more: what’s new @CuseWLAX

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 23, 2018 at 11:14 pm Contact Michael: mmcclear@syr.edu | @MikeJMcCleary Nicole Levy twirled her stick at the midfield of the Ensley Athletic Center. She cradled twice, tossed the ball left, then right before bouncing it off her knee, tossing twice more in the air and finishing with a kick. Those were the motions that set off a social media firestorm. One hundred and sixty-one likes and 43 retweets later, Nicole Levy’s first successful rendition of #TrickyTuesday previewed the mass changes SU has made to boost its social media presence, following other programs.“Syracuse lacrosse: We’re practicing, doing all this stuff for getting ready for games, preparing and we still have time to do Tricky Tuesday,” redshirt sophomore Mary Rahal said. “(Let) them know what we’re about.”Syracuse (9-8, 1-6 Atlantic coast) has been “running the social media game,” goalie Asa Goldstock said, all year. In a season filled with tight games and tough travel, players have unwound with the team’s social account, accepting the “fun” additions the team has made and with good result, players said.“Why not show girls that they want to come here?” Goldstock asked.The Orange have various theme days, each growing in popularity as the season goes along. The first, “Be the Best Monday,” typically gets posted in the late morning or early afternoon and depicts a player cutout positioned on a graphic that features a quote from the player about what it means to “Be the Best.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTricky Tuesday, which originated with the Levy video, features a player showing off stick tricks. The first two Orange players who participated in Tricky Tuesday carried their skills over to the games. Levy, three days after starring in SU’s first video, highlighted a strong offensive performance with a goal behind her head, which prompted the Orange utilize social media again in attempt to have the goal shown on ESPN’s SportsCenter #SCTop10. Players have expressed a lot of optimism for what the newly revamped social media can bring to the future of the team. Recruiting is one: Merola said she used to watch Twitter feeds of games in high school and it played a role in her decision to come to Syracuse. With social media being as “big” as it is today, Hawryschuk said, having a strong presence is a “good recruiting tool.” As for Goldstock, she expects nothing but the best from @CuseWLAX.“We should run the social media game,” Goldstock said. “Put a lot of things out on social media, get a lot of followers and bring some fans into the Dome.” Commentscenter_img The very next week, the Orange featured Molly Carter, who in the ensuing game against Oregon on Feb. 18 put a ball through her legs for a goal. The Orange’s good fortunes were a surprise to SU head coach Gary Gait, who was eager to put his new weapon to use.“I gotta get someone else on Tricky Tuesday,” Gait exclaimed.“Lila (Nazarian)’s a defender though,” he continued, disappointed the next week’s featured player most likely wouldn’t follow the trend the team had followed. “I’ll have to mention that to get more people to do Tricky Tuesday. Tricky Tuesday should give you a great chance for a highlight-reel goal.”Levy said she “didn’t even notice it” at first. Since then, the Orange has involved different players in the social media movement. After Levy, Carter and Nazarian, featured players on Tricky Tuesday have been Ella Simkins, Rahal, Cara Quimby, Morgan Alexander, Riley Donahue and team-leading scorer Emily Hawryschuk.The social media changes have excited not only the players participating, but family as well. Senior Neena Merola said her grandma “sees it all,” constantly sending Merola videos and tweets after games which the midfielder said is “really funny.”“Sometimes it’s me, sometimes it’s one of Nicole’s cool shots or something like that,” Merola said. “She loves it.”Gait said Tricky Tuesday is “just a fun thing to do where the kids have the opportunity to showcase what they do.” In the preseason, Goldstock spoke a lot of her tendency to do the “fun things that people want to see” in games.She showcased it on the field with her long clears and dodge moves in Syracuse’s win over Louisville on Sunday, but for a while she hadn’t been asked to participate in Tricky Tuesday. She laughed on March 6 when asked if she’s eager to show off what she has in her arsenal and said she’s just waiting until she gets “called to the podium.” On April 3, she was. The decision-making process behind Syracuse’s Trick Tuesday choice is random. Levy recalls being called upon by Gait after an early season practice before the first time that the Orange filmed the video.“Coach (Gait) just asked me, ‘Hey, you got any stick tricks?’ and I’m like ‘Yeah, I got a few.’”Players have praised the SU’s social media team, mentioning sports information director Susie Mehringer and Janelle Williams, a graduate assistant who is not listed on the team’s official roster. Williams has the title of SU women’s lacrosse social media manager listed on her LinkedIn profile.Tricky Tuesday and Be the Best Monday are just a start. Syracuse also creates GIFs, graphic images and videos for game previews, after goals and milestones. Among the team’s most popular tweets was a video showing a team celebration after a late win over Loyola on April 5, Gait’s birthday.last_img read more