September 24

Soil workshops planned in Franklin County

first_imgBy Thomson200 [CC0], from Wikimedia CommonsBrookville, In. — The Franklin County Soil & Water District has a pair of workshops at the Brookville Public Library this fall.The “Streambank Erosion Management Workshop” will be held on Monday, October 22 from 9:15 a.m. to 1 p.m. Robert Barr-IUPUI research scientist and the Silver Jackets will have presentations about erosion in the Whitewater River Watershed.The “Stream Permitting and Local Site Stabilization Workshop” will be Thursday, November 1 from 9:15 a.m. to noon. This workshop includes presentations from Robert Barr, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources.For more information please call 765-647-2651.last_img read more

September 24

Man Utd to release James for loan – with new contract

first_img Loading… But the door may be left open for the ex-Swansea attacker to play away from Old Trafford if they make star summer signings. read also:Newcastle hero spying a return move to James’ Park United are pushing for Borussia Dortmund’s Jadon Sancho and he is earmarked for the right-wing slot, so James may not get many regular starts. He only joined United a year ago from Championship outfit Swansea for £15million. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 The Sun says United could offer James a bumper new deal — then loan him out next season. The Welsh winger, 22, has made 37 appearances this term and will be rewarded with a pay hike.Advertisement Manchester United are weighing up releasing Daniel James for loan next season. Promoted Content14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now10 Risky Jobs Some Women DoCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayThe Funniest Prankster Grandma And Her Grandson9 Facts You Should Know Before Getting A Tattoo10 Phones That Can Work For Weeks Without RechargingBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever Made7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty Penny7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better8 Ways Drones Will Automate Our Future10 Most Evil Female Characters In Disney Movies7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Betterlast_img read more

September 17

Krzyzewski adds to legend with 4th title in 8 trips to Final Four

first_imgDuke head coach Mike Krzyzewski high-fives fans after his team\’s practice at Lucas Oil Stadium. Duke went on to win its fourth national title Monday.[/media-credit]INDIANAPOLIS ?– During the 2010 Final Four, banners reading The Road Ends HereT decorated Lucas Oil Stadium.On a memorable Monday night in downtown Indianapolis, two teams came to the end of that road. Only one reached it happily, and that wasn’t the team from six miles away, the team that played amid the embrace and emotions of hometown fans.Rather, the happy ending came for the school located 655 miles away.Duke beat Butler 61-59 for its fourth national championship — all of which have come under head coach Mike Krzyzewski.The title wasn’t for the host city of Indianapolis that watched its local school lose in its first Final Four appearance.It was for the Blue Devils.It was for senior guard Jon Scheyer, who went 22-11 as a freshman and ended his collegiate career as a national champion.It was for junior guard Nolan Smith, who added to the family legacy that began when his father, Derek Smith, won his own national championship with Louisville 30 years ago.And it was for a coach who overtook his mentor and added to his already-legendary collection.Duke is now sixth in total national championships and only one behind its rival, North Carolina, and Indiana. Krzyzewski is No. 1 in tournament victories, though, with 77 total.This game marked a homecoming. Not in the way the Bulldogs competed only six miles away from their campus, but in the sense that it brought Duke basketball back to where it now has been four times in 20 years — the top of college basketball.In the award presentation immediately following the game, Krzyzewski was hoarse. When asked if this was the best championship game he had ever been a part of, he said yes.“We’ve been fortunate to be in eight, and this was the best one,” he said.As far as the outcome in that best one, it was largely due to a trio of Blue Devils.The group of Kyle Singler, Scheyer and Smith — the same three that stepped up Saturday in a national semifinal victory over West Virginia — led their again team Monday. Singler and Smith both played all 40 minutes, while Scheyer was in for 37.Singler was named most outstanding player of the Final Four.They combined for 47 points on 17-of-40 shooting for 42.5 percent. The points represented 77 percent of Duke’s scoring in the title game.“I don’t think any one of us could have predicted the four years we had here,” Scheyer said.Krzyzewski also credited defense and rebounding.Butler outrebounded Duke by seven in the first half, but the Blue Devils came back in the second to win the rebounding edge by two (37-35).“We were able to win because of our defense and rebounding in the second half,” Krzyzewski said. “We brought our defense back.”Until the buzzer sounded, it was a cat-and-mouse (or Devil-and-Bulldog) game, with the teams trading baskets. Duke got a five-point lead with 3:16 left on Smith’s two made free throws, but the Bulldogs fought their way back to within one point with 54 seconds to go.Butler fouled Duke’s Brian Zoubek, and the center made one of two free throws.“He really elevated our team to the last few weeks,” Krzyzewski said of Zoubek.“All the players on the team had to elevate their games to win,” Zoubek said in response to his coach.Gordon Hayward missed Butler’s last chance for a win.And as the red lights on the glass lit up the Blue Devils were able to relax and celebrate.A team of Indiana University journalists is reporting for the Final Four Student News Bureau, a project between IU’s National Sports Journalism Center and the NCAA at the men’s tournament in Indianapolis.last_img read more

August 26

Short-handed LA Clippers hold on to beat Indiana Pacers

first_imgINDIANAPOLIS >> With All-Star forward Blake Griffin recovering from a broken shooting home in Los Angeles and the sluggish Clippers needing a spark Tuesday night, Doc Rivers got exactly what he needed.A big game from Chris Paul.The All-Star guard scored 19 of his 26 points in the second half including a 19-foot pullup jumper with 33.7 seconds left in the game and J.J. Redick added 19 points to help the short-handed Clippers hold on for a 91-89 victory at Indiana.“With all the stuff in the last 48 hours, we always say it’s the game that brings a team back,” Rivers said. “You could feel that (Tuesday). That was a good win for our team.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The Clippers (29-16) desperately needed a victory to create some semblance of normalcy on an otherwise bizarre day.Just hours before playing the game, word leaked that Griffin had broken his shooting hand after punching equipment manager Matias Testi, one of his friends, in the face. The Clippers later confirmed Griffin would miss four to six weeks with the injury and could also face additional punishment.Before the game, Rivers answered question after question about what happened before joking with reporters he appreciated questions asked about the game. There were none.For the first 21/2 quarters, it looked like the distraction had taken a toll on the Clippers.But late in the third quarter, the defense buckled down and held the Pacers scoreless for nearly eight minutes as Los Angeles scored 13 straight points to take an 81-72 lead midway through the fourth. The Clippers never trailed again thanks largely to Paul, who made three 3-pointers and was 8 of 13 from the field in the second half and finished with six rebounds, seven assists and one steal.center_img “It’s tough, I don’t know much about it,” Paul said, noting he had spoken to Griffin once since the incident in Toronto. “But for me, I’ve got to lead this team. We’ve got games to win.”Paul did everything he could to make sure the Clippers did win Monday though it sure wasn’t easy.Paul George had 31 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Pacers (23-22) and spurred a late 14-7 run that got the Pacers within 88-86 with 1:43 left in the game. His 3 with 28 seconds left made it 91-89 and after forcing a turnover with 2.1 seconds to go, Indiana had a chance to force overtime or win the game.Instead, Jamal Crawford deflected the inbound pass from the frontcourt to the backcourt on the opposite side, running off all but 0.3 seconds. George Hill then tried to lob the ball into the paint, but it bounced off the backboard all the way past midcourt before the Clippers touched it to run out the clock.“We had lot of plays that we wish we could have taken back, just poor execution, poor spacing,” George said after the Pacers’ third straight loss. “We just did a terrible job during that (eight-minute) stretch.”last_img read more