September 24

Batesville man sentenced for robbing gas station

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. — The Batesville man who pleaded guilty to robbing the Huck’s gas station in February of 2015 has been sentenced.Derek Douglas recently pleaded guilty to Armed Robbery.The original charge of theft was dismissed.Douglas has been sentenced to 10 years in prison with three years probation.He was able to get away from the scene on foot but was later found after a K9 officer tracked him to an apartment building within a few blocks of the gas station.last_img

September 20

Bruce gave his backing to Evans

first_img He told a news conference: “I have to be honest and say yes. “I’ve known Simon for a lot of years now. He’d looked at the case too. He was of the opinion to give the kid a chance. I can only say on behalf of myself, I know I might be upsetting people but there is a question of the rape and how he’s been convicted by a jury. “When you look at the evidence, it is there for appeal.” Evans was refused leave to appeal but his case is now going before the Criminal Cases Review Commission (CCRC). Bruce added: “I’m a big believer that if you have done your time everyone deserves a second chance, we have seen footballers involved with accidents and being given a second chance. “It’s a very difficult situation for everyone concerned. It’s a pity they could not have the appeal and get it over and done with. “It has divided opinion of course and when you look at the case in detail and, I don’t think most people have really, because they have just seen Ched Evans as a convicted rapist, when you do look at the case and look at the evidence then certainly Ched has got a case. “For me the appeal can’t come quick enough for Ched. It must be a frustrating and difficult time for him and I think the events of the appeal, for me, will see Ched be allowed to play football again.” The CCRC is an independent public body that reviews possible miscarriages of justice in the criminal courts of England, Wales and Northern Ireland and refers cases to the appeal courts . Oldham pulled the plug on a deal on Thursday after a storm of opposition but Bruce said he believed Evans should have been given a second chance. The League One club’s chairman Simon Corney had said three Premier League managers had offered him their support and Bruce confirmed he was one of those. Press Associationcenter_img Hull boss Steve Bruce has disclosed he was one of the Premier League managers who contacted Oldham to give his support to their moves to sign convicted rapist Ched Evans. last_img read more

September 17

Trial dates set for Operation Varsity Blues

first_img“Full House” actress Lori Loughlin and her husband, fashion designer Mossimo Giannulli, will stand trial in October for their role in the Operation Varsity Blues admissions scandal, a judge ruled in federal court Thursday. Jury selection for the trial will begin Sept. 28, and the court proceedings will commence Oct. 5, Judge Nathaniel Gorton said in court Thursday. The defendants will be composed of all parents named in the case who paid for their children’s admission to the University, and the trial will last up to four weeks, Gorton said. Seven other parents named in the case will stand trial beginning Jan. 11, 2021. The hearing follows a motion Loughlin and Giannulli filed in court Wednesday requesting a postponement of the setting of their trial date after the federal government released additional evidence in the case to the couple’s defense. They also filed a document requesting specific groupings of parents named in the admissions case for trial based on the parents’ area of involvement in the scheme, with Loughlin, Giannulli, Gamal Abdelaziz, Diane and Todd Blake and John Wilson — all of whom paid Singer to arrange their children’s fraudulent admission to USC as athletic recruits — in the first grouping. Loughlin and Giannulli paid $500,000 between October 2016 and February 2018 for senior associate athletic director Donna Heinel to falsely designate their two daughters as crew recruits to secure admission to USC. They claim they believed the payments were legitimate donations, according to court documents.  Among the evidence the government released Wednesday was a note from scheme organizer William “Rick” Singer’s iPhone that he wrote following a phone call with FBI investigators. In the note, Singer stated that he deliberately tricked parents, including Loughlin and Giannulli, into believing the money they paid would be donated to University programs and that investigators asked him to testify that the parents knew their payments would be used as bribes. Loughlin and Giannulli have pleaded not guilty to conspiracy to commit mail and wire fraud and honest services mail and wire fraud, conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and conspiracy to commit money laundering. They are among 19 parents in the admissions case with ties to USC, nine of whom have pleaded not guilty and will go to trial this fall. “They continue to ask me to tell a fib and not restate what I told my clients as to where there money was going — to the program not the coach and that it was a donation and they want it to be a payment,” the note read.  The defense argued that the delay in the release of evidence cast doubt on the government’s motives in the case and stated that it violated the Brady law, which requires the prosecution to disclose evidence relevant to the defendant’s argument within 30 days of indictment. The Operation Varsity Blues charges were filed March 5, 2019. “This belated discovery … is devastating to the Government’s case and demonstrates that the Government has been improperly withholding core exculpatory information, employing a ‘win at all costs’ effort rather than following their obligation to do justice,” the defense stated in a motion filed Wednesday. The prosecution released the iPhone note Wednesday with a statement that it would disclose the remaining notes shortly.last_img read more

September 17

Q&A Columnists discuss USC’s performance

first_imgQ: How would you grade the defense’s performance through the first half of the season?Burton: B. I would have given them an A before the games against the Arizona schools, but then the defense gave up 612 yards against ASU and 508 against Arizona. That’s more than half of the total yards USC has allowed all season, in just two games. The performance of the secondary at the end of the Arizona game was not just bad, it was flat-out unacceptable.Laws: B-. The defense started off like gangbusters by leading the nation in sacks for the first few weeks and stopping Boston College tailback Andre Williams in his tracks, but this unit has fallen off considerably. The Trojans have been exposed by competent spread offenses in ASU and Arizona. Follow us on Twitter @dailytrojan Q: Who has been the biggest disappointment?Burton: Redshirt senior cornerback Torin Harris. It’s not really fair to use the word “disappointing,” because I don’t think much was expected of him coming into the season. But his play has been extremely sub-par so far this season, and I feel like almost every time the USC secondary gets burned for a big play, he’s the back in coverage.Freedman: Junior wide receiver Marqise Lee. The secondary as a whole has underwhelmed considerably, but Lee came into 2013 looking to build on his All-American 2012 campaign. Rather than help lead an inexperienced offense, he’s dropped the ball (literally). The physical talent and ability is still there, but Lee’s preseason goal to not drop any balls has been unfulfilled, to say the least. Q: How would you grade the team’s season thus far?Laws: C. Before the season started, I expected this team to be 5-1 entering this week’s matchup against Notre Dame. So it’s hard to be too tough on the Trojans. But the way in which each loss came about — one of which featured complete incompetence on offense, the other highlighted the team’s defensive inefficiencies — is what’s truly concerning as USC heads into the brunt of its schedule.Freedman: C+. The quarterback struggles early on cost USC the game against Washington State, but the team has also struggled with missed tackles, too many penalties and critical dropped passes. The 4-2 record isn’t awful, but the two losses were to less talented squads. USC’s only semi-impressive win was at home against Arizona, a middling Pac-12 team, which means the Trojans receive barely above a passing grade, considering the expectations at USC. Q: How would you grade the offense’s performance through the first half of the season?Laws: B-. The stable of running backs — led by redshirt sophomore Tre Madden and freshman Justin Davis — has looked fantastic. Things have improved in the passing game since redshirt sophomore quarterback Cody Kessler took over as the full-time starter under center, but the team can still utilize its tight ends far more effectively than they have been.Lee: C-. Kessler is coming along nicely and is sure to make more strides as the season progresses. Offensive coordinator Clay Helton seems a little more willing to throw the ball downfield with interim head coach Ed Orgeron at the helm. The Trojans also need to make more use of the outside gaps with the runners who can make those cuts and do a better job of getting the slot receivers and tight ends involved. Also — more Justin Davis. One can never have too much of Justin Davis.center_img With the 2013 season at its midway point, Daily Trojan columnists Will Laws, Nick Selbe, Euno Lee, Nick Burton, Jacob Freedman, Jake Davidson and Luke Holthouse weigh in on USC’s performance thus far.Shoulder the load · Sophomore running back Tre Madden has been among the Trojans’ most valuable players thus far this season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily Trojan Q: Who has been the team’s MVP so far?Burton: Sophomore defensive end Leonard Williams. The fact that he is tied with redshirt junior linebacker Hayes Pullard for the most tackles on the team shows how freakishly athletic and explosive Williams is. Williams also has 3.5 sacks and a team-leading 7.5 tackles for loss.Davidson: Madden. When healthy, he is a complete back and has been the steadying force on the team. His balance and vision have been the two most impressive attributes so far. In a conference loaded with great tailbacks like Washington’s Bishop Sankey and Arizona’s Ka’Deem Carey, Madden has made a name for himself thus far.Lee: Madden. He’s an absolute workhorse and can catch the ball out of the backfield or on short routes, and he makes Kessler’s job so much easier. Q: Who has been the most surprising contributor to the Trojans?Freedman: Redshirt senior linebacker Devon Kennard. Unless you count Davis and freshman safety Su’a Cravens, talented newcomers who many expected to contribute immediately, there have been few surprises so far. We saw in 2011 the talents of Kennard, but defensive coordinator Clancy Pendergast’s 5-2 defensive scheme has unleashed the beast. Kennard is strong, quick and has the handwork to mince opposing linemen to stop run plays and terrorize opposing quarterbacks.Selbe: Madden has surprised me the most so far. He drew rave reviews from the coaching staff last season before tearing his ACL, and after a long offseason spent rehabilitating and adapting to playing running back, I did not expect him to have anywhere near the season he’s been having. He deserves to be mentioned among the Pac-12’s top playmakers.last_img read more

August 16

USWNT World Cup schedule, scores: TV channels, live stream for USA’s 2019 Women’s World Cup matches

first_imgNetherlands 2, Canada 1 South Africa 0, Germany 4 South Korea 1, Norway 2 June 28USA 2, France 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 29Italy 0, Netherlands 2 France 2, Norway 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 8Germany 1, China 0 MORE: Watch the Women’s World Cup live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)USWNT scores, TV schedule at Women’s World Cup 2019All USA games will air on either Fox or Fox Sports 1 with Spanish broadcast available on Telemundo and NBC Universo.Group stageDateMatchupJune 11USA 13, Thailand 0June 16USA 3, Chile 0June 20USA 2, Sweden 0Knockout stageDateMatchup Germany 1, Spain 0 TUESDAY, JUNE 18Jamaica 1, Australia 4 United States 13, Thailand 0 Italy 0, Brazil 1 England 2, Scotland 1 Jamaica 0, Italy 5 SUNDAY, JUNE 16Sweden 5, Thailand 1 THURSDAY, JUNE 20Cameroon 2, New Zealand 1 Chile 0, Sweden 2 TUESDAY, JUNE 11New Zealand 0, Netherlands 1 Spain 3, South Africa 1 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 12Nigeria 2, South Korea 0 SUNDAY, JUNE 23R16: England 3, Cameroon 0 TUESDAY, JULY 2USA 2, England 1 July 2USA 2, England 1 TUESDAY, JUNE 25R16: Italy 2, China 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 27England 3, Norway 0 Germany 1, Sweden 2 TeamWDLPointsEngland3009Scotland0121Argentina1114Japan1114GROUP E –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsCanada2016Cameroon1023New Zealand0030Netherlands3009GROUP F –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsUnited States3009Thailand0030Chile1023Sweden2016Win = 3 pointsDraw = 1 pointLoss = 0 pointsFull 2019 Women’s World Cup scheduleFRIDAY, JUNE 7France 4, South Korea 0 Brazil 3, Jamaica 0 Canada 1, Cameroon 0 The United States women’s national team has booked its spot in the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup final, looking for back-to-back championships for the first time in history.Here’s everything to know about the USWNT at the Women’s World Cup, including how to watch USA matches on TV and stream online, plus a full schedule and updated standings. Canada 2, New Zealand 0 WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19Japan 0, England 2 MONDAY, JUNE 17China 0, Spain 0 MONDAY, JUNE 10Argentina 0, Japan 0 Scotland 3, Argentina 3 SATURDAY, JULY 6England vs. Sweden11 a.m. ETFoxSUNDAY, JULY 7USA vs. Netherlands11 a.m. ETFox SUNDAY, JUNE 9Australia 1, Italy 2 Norway 3, Nigeria 0 FRIDAY, JUNE 14Japan 2, Scotland 1 Nigeria 0, France 1 Sweden 0, United States 2 R16: Norway 1, Australia 1; Norway adv. on PKs SATURDAY, JUNE 22R16: Germany 3, Nigeria 0 Thailand 0, Chile 2 England 1, Argentina 0 R16: France 2, Brazil 1 MONDAY, JUNE 24R16: USA 2, Spain 1 R16: Sweden 1, Canada 0 South Africa 0, China 1 R16: Netherlands 2, Japan 1 FinalDateResultTime (Channel)July 7USA vs. Netherlands11 a.m. ET (Fox)How to watch USA World Cup games live onlineAll of the USWNT’s matches will be streamed on FoxSports.com, the Fox Sports app or by signing up for fuboTV, which offers a free seven-day trial.USA’s Women’s World Cup 2019 rosterThe 23-player roster for the USWNT is headlined by veteran leadership and young talent. Forward Carli Lloyd leads the team, making her fourth World Cup roster. Following close behind Lloyd with three tournaments are six World Cup winners: Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, Tobin Heath, Becky Sauerbrunn, Kelley O’Hara and Ali Krieger.Eleven of the 23 players are heading to their first World Cup tournament.PlayerPositionClub TeamAdrianna FranchGoalkeeperPortland Thorns FCAshlyn HarrisGoalkeeperOrlando PrideAlyssa NaeherGoalkeeperChicago Red StarsAbby DahlkemperDefenderNC CourageTierna DavidsonDefenderChicago Red StarsCrystal DunnDefenderNC CourageAli KriegerDefenderOrlando PrideKelley O’HaraDefenderUtah Royals FCBecky SauerbrunnDefenderUtah Royals FCEmily SonnettDefenderPortland Thorns FCMorgan BrianMidfielderChicago Red StarsJulie ErtzMidfielderChicago Red StarsLindsey HoranMidfielderPortland Thorns FCRose LavelleMidfielderWashington SpiritAllie LongMidfielderReign FCSamantha MewisMidfielderNC CourageTobin HeathForwardPortland Thorns FCCarli LloydForwardSky Blue FCJessica McDonaldForwardNC CourageAlex MorganForwardOrlando PrideChristen PressForwardUtah Royals FCMallory PughForwardWashington SpiritMegan RapinoeForwardReign FCMORE: A complete guide to the 2019 Women’s World CupFIFA Women’s World Cup standingsThe 24 competing teams are divided into six groups. The four teams in each group play each other once in the group stage of the tournament. The two teams finishing first and second in each group automatically advance to the knockout rounds. The top four best third placed teams also advance to the knockouts.From there, with 16 remaining teams, the competition is single elimination: survive and advance. GROUP A – bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsFrance3009South Korea0030Norway2016Nigeria1023GROUP B –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsGermany3009China1114Spain1114South Africa0030GROUP C –  bolded advancedTeamWDLPointsAustralia2016Italy2016Brazil3016Jamaica0020GROUP D –  bolded advanced FRIDAY, JUNE 28USA 2, France 1 United States 3, Chile 0 WEDNESDAY, JULY 3Netherlands 1, Sweden 0 THURSDAY, JUNE 13Australia 3, Brazil 2 June 24USA 2, Spain 1 SATURDAY, JUNE 15Netherlands 3, Cameroon 1last_img read more

August 14

‘The Masked Singer:’ White Tiger revealed as Rob Gronkowski

first_imgGronkowski thanked the panel of judges for the fun experience.“Thank you guys,” he said. “I enjoyed every performance in front of you guys. I love you guys so much. I’m just so thankful to be here. Legends right in front of my eyes.” MORE: Former NFL star Arian Foster dunks on Florida’s pandemic responseThe three-time Super Bowl winner said a few of his former teammates recognized his dance moves.“One or two of my teammates did contact me like, ‘Dude, that is definitely you. I know your moves, I’ve seen those moves in the locker room plenty of times,’” Gronkowski said. The White Tiger was eliminated from “The Masked Singer” on Wednesday, and it was revealed to be former New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.“I’ve always loved dancing and my dance moves were always one of a kind and I always felt like I was never on rhythm, so when I got asked to do ‘The Masked Singer,’ I knew I was in,” the retired NFL star said after being unmasked. “I wanted to do it. I wanted to learn how to sing and also I really wanted to learn how to dance.”last_img read more

August 12

Gloucestershire strike the first blow in title showdown

first_img Gloucestershire struck the first blow in today’s tense showdown at the English Women’s County Finals, beating Yorkshire 2-1 in the foursomes.The South West champions lost the top game 3/2 to Yorkshire champion Megan Garland and Curtis Cup player Rochelle Morris. But they held their nerve to win the other two games, which both finished on the 18th green.Both games unfolded in similar fashion. First, Alex Giles and Claudia Ovens halved the 16th in birdie to get to dormie two up, but lost the 17th. On the 18th Giles played a superb shot to within 5ft of the pin which was eventually conceded for the win.Behind them, England international Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders also birdied 16 to be dormie two up and also lost 17. But they too held on to their advantage, helped by an excellent long approach putt from Popel which finished close to the hole. It was the first time this week that their opponents, international Olivia Winning and Alison Knowles, had been beaten in the foursomes.The teams now head into the afternoon singles and the winners of the match will take become English County Champions.The other four teams at County Finals are battling for places in the table. Surrey lead Staffordshire 2.5-0.5 after the foursomes. Martha Lewis and Alice Spani-Molella halved with Staffordshire’s Emily Brennan and Gina Wilkie; Lauren Horsford and Nicola Taylor won 6/5; and the final game was conceded to Surrey after Staffordshire’s Morgan Thomas hurt her back.In the third match Norfolk and Gloucestershire shared the foursomes points. Tracey Williamson and her daughter, Amelia, won the first point 3/1 for Norfolk; the bottom game was won 2up by Buckinghamshire’s Lucy Matthews and Lizi Sweetnam and the middle game was halved.Click here for full scoresCaption: Gloucestershire’s Bethan Popel and Alex Saunders (image © Leaderboard Photography) 16 Sep 2016 Gloucestershire strike the first blow in title showdown last_img read more

May 14

Kyrgios and De Miñaur give the chest to get into the semifinals while Russia does not give option to Argentina

first_imgA couple who managed to lift the last ball of Murray and Salisbury, with his serve, then break their service twice and already at point 34 tie the Kyrgios serve and lifted the entire Sydney center. From Spain-Belgium will leave its rival in the semifinals of the ATP Cup, in what can be a duel in the top in case of being the Spanish team, because none will then have lost any tie before.This rounded an Australian morning that began with Kyrgios’ incontestable victory over Cam Norrie by a double 6-2. With the head centered, as he has been in everything that goes on in the tournament, and more motivated than ever before his people, the number two aussie is showed his best tennis to leave no option to the British.1-0 and De Miñaur’s turn, which however was not able to repeat his partner’s deed. He tried to take the game against Dan Evans to three sets, but in the two tie-breaks that there was the English was much better, with a powerful serve and took both by an overwhelming 7-4 and another 7-2 to force the tiebreaker of doubles. A game that had everything and then yes, grabbed Australia to lift an entire country and stand in the semifinals of the ATP Cup.Russia, by the fast trackRussia had it easier, which only had to resort to individuals to get rid of Argentina. Khachanov won Pella in the first duel (6-2 and 7-6 (4)), so that their leader, Medvedev, would be stronger than Schwartzman (6-4, 4-6 and 6-3). Finally, in an inconsequential doubles match, Gabashvili and Kravchuk finished rounding the Russian quarters by winning 7-6 (5) and 6-4 to the Albiceleste couple of Gonzalez and Molteni.As was already the case in the Davis Cup, Marat Safin’s are among the top four, although this time they get stronger thanks to the presence of the world number 5. A Medvedev who has won the four duels he has played in this ATP Cup and threatens to give the big bell in the renewed championship that is being played in Australia. Serbia against Canada will leave their rival for a place in the grand final of Sydney. 01/09/2020 – 9:53 | 15:30 – 9/01/20 The aussies played their singles and went to doubles to sentenceKyrgios won his game before (6-2 and 6-2) and Evans tied against De MiñaurKhachanov and Medvedev found no opposition in Pella and Schwartzman Photo: Reuters Australia and Russia are the first two semifinalists of the ATP Cup after beating Britain and Argentina in Thursday’s session. Alex de Minaur and Nick Kyrgios beat the British Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury (3-6, 6-3 and 18-16) in the decisive doubles that gave the Aussies the pass, while Daniil Medvedev was decisive against Diego Schwartzman ( 6-4, 4-6 and 6-3) to do the same with the Russians.The order of the doubles Lleyton Hewitt changed and the play went perfectly to the Australian captain. With Kyrgios and De Miñaur on track after playing their doubles matches, Australia went with everything for the established couple of the youngest of the Murray and Salisbury.And the team that is playing with the support of its public and motivated by the tragedy of the fires in their country could not go better. Despite losing the first set, logical fatigue through Nick but especially Alex, Kyrgios and De Miñaur were gradually entering the game until they tied the British and then beat them in a super tie-break of 34 points, four balls match for Great Britain and five for the Aussies.last_img read more

May 14

Real Madrid will visit El Sadar on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m.

first_imgFriday, February 7Valladolid – Villarreal, 9:00 p.m.Saturday February 8Levante – Leganés, 1:00 p.m.Getafe – Valencia, 4pmAlavés – Eibar, 18:30 hoursAtlético de Madrid – Granada, 9:00 p.m.Sunday February 9Espanyol – Mallorca, 12:00 hoursReal Sociedad – Athletic, 2:00 p.m.Osasuna – Real Madrid, 4pmCeltic – Seville, 18:30 hoursBetis – Barcelona, 9:00 p.m. LaLiga has announced the 23rd schedule of the national competition. A day in which Real Madrid and Barcelona have more than complicated departures. The whites visit El Sadar on Sunday, February 9 at 4:00 p.m. and the Catalans travel to Seville to meet Betis on the same Sunday at 9:00 p.m.For its part, Atlético de Madrid receives one of the surprises of this season, Granada. The match between Madrid and Andalusia will be on Saturday, February 8 at 9:00 p.m. Another meeting of the day is the Basque derby between Real Sociedad and Athletic, on Sunday at 2:00 p.m. The rest of the matches of the day are as follows:last_img read more

January 20

WEST HAM VS CHELSEA

first_imgWEST HAM (4-2-3-1)ADRIAN,JENKINSON, TOMKINS, COLLINS, CRESSWELL,KOUYATE, NOBLE,MOSES, LANZINI, PAYET,SAKHOCHELSEA (4-2-3-1)COSTA,PEDRO, LOFTUS-CHEEK, WILLIAN,FABREGAS, RAMIRES,BABA, TERRY, ZOUMA, AZPILICUATA,BEGOVICWest Ham United boast the best away record in the Barclays Premier League, winning four and drawing one of five games on the road, but at home, the Hammers have won only once, against Newcastle.On the road, however, they have won at Arsenal, Liverpool, Manchester City and Crystal Palace and currently sit in fourth place – eight places higher than 12th-placed Chelsea.Chelsea have won just once away from home, at West Bromwich Albion, and on Tuesday, they drew 0-0 with Dynamo Kiev in Ukraine in the Champions League.Last weekend’s 2-0 win over Aston Villa was their first victory in three games. The Blues have a good recent record against West Ham; they are unbeaten in their last five clashes with the Hammers, winning the last four including both games last season.Chelsea’s record at the Boleyn Ground in recent seasons has also been impressive with only one defeat (in December 2012) in their last nine visits, while also winning seven.last_img read more