School Back In Session, Police Offer Reminder To Drivers

first_imgBATESVILLE – As area students return to school local police are reminding motorists to use caution in school zones and residential areas.School in session means more young drivers are on the roadway.Age 16 and 17 drivers accounted for a large percentage of motor vehicle accidents in 2011, according to Traffic Safety Data from the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute.“The first day of driving all of the parents are worked up and worried. The biggest tips we have is not texting or driving,” said Batesville school resource officer Jamie Straber.“Also pay attention, because a lot of kids get a bunch of kids in the car and aren’t really paying attention to driving.”Drivers should also be aware of students riding a bicycle, scooter or walking to school. Straber says there are quite a few children that walk to school.Police remind parents to make sure their student is wearing a helmet when commuting by bike or scooter.last_img read more

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USC football team adds two more dates in paradise

first_imgUSC has elected to renew its football series with Hawaii, scheduling a pair of games for the 2012 and 2013 season last week. The Warriors will come to the Coliseum on Sept. 1, 2012, to open the season and will host USC on Aug. 31, 2013. USC also announced it will move the date of its 2010 matchup with Hawaii in Honolulu to Sept. 2 from Sept. 4. The Thursday kickoff at 5:30 p.m. Hawaiian time will allow the game to be broadcast nationally by ESPN. “We’re excited to be able to add some more games against Hawaii to our schedule,” said USC coach Pete Carroll in a press release. “I know our players and fans enjoy traveling to Honolulu for the game, and we get good crowd support from the many Trojan fans living in Hawaii who get to see us play. And it works out well for Hawaii coming to the Coliseum, because they have such a strong fan base in Southern California.”Playing an away game at Hawaii will allow the Trojans to take advantage of an NCAA rule allowing a 13th game for any team traveling to the island. USC is currently slated to play four out-of-conference teams in 2010 — Hawaii, Virginia, Minnesota and Notre Dame — in addition to the nine mandatory Pac-10 games.USC only has three out-of-conference games scheduled for 2013 — at Hawaii, vs. Boston College and at Notre Dame — but the athletic department plans on scheduling a fourth, according to a post by Ben Malcolmson on USCripsit.com. The Trojans are 6-0 all-time against the Warriors. USC rode to a 63-17 season-opening win in Honolulu in 2005, the last time the two teams met.last_img read more

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Who will win NBA title, Miami or Dallas?

first_imgSHARING A LAUGH—Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade, left, jokes with teammate LeBron James during a practice session May 30, in Miami. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip) by Stephen D. Riley and Perry GreenFor New Pittsburgh Courier (NNPA)—Sequels usually aren’t as good as the original, but the 2011 NBA Finals should be an exception. The Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks will face off in a championship series for the second time since 2006, and this time around there’s a lot more star power on both rosters.Heat star guard Dwyane Wade, with center Shaquille O’Neal as his teammate, outperformed Mavs star forward Dirk Nowitzki to win the 2006 championship, but now Wade has 2-time MVP LeBron James and All-Star Chris Bosh as running mates. Dallas has also upgraded its 2006 roster by adding future Hall of Fame guard Jason Kidd and veteran center Tyson Chandler, along with several strong role players. So, which team is better equipped to win Miami vs. Dallas, Part II?AFRO sports writers Perry Green and Stephen D. Riley argue it out:Green: Let me start by saying I’m no Dallas Mavericks fan. There’s just something about owner Mark Cuban that rubs me the wrong way, so when the Mavs advanced to face the Miami Heat in the NBA Final, I instantly became a Heat fan and will be one for the remainder of the series. But as much as I dislike Cuban, I must remain a realist: the man has pieced together one hell of a team that deserves to be the favorite to win the title. All odds favor Dallas to beat Miami in every facet of the game, from scoring to rebounding to defending. This team offers so much quality, veteran talent, with two Hall of Famers in the starting lineup and several great shooters coming off the bench. It’s almost not fair how much more complete a team Dallas is compared to Miami, and that’s why the Mavericks will win in six games.Riley: What’s not fair is what Miami will end up doing to the Dallas Mavericks for the second time in half a decade. The Heat made it this far in the postseason for two reasons: LeBron James and Dywane Wade. When you have two MVP-caliber players like that, plus a legitimate all-star in Chris Bosh contributing, what else do you need? This Miami roster has been playing the best lock-down defense we’ve seen this postseason. Defense wins championships and that’s how Miami will earn their second title in six years.Green: No doubt, Miami has played terrific defense. But I don’t think they’ve been tested for what they’re about to face in game one on May 31. Nowitzki has put on a postseason performance we haven’t seen the likes of since Michael Jordan in his prime. When I say the man hardly ever misses, I’m being literal. Put a hand in his face, it doesn’t matter; it’s still going in. You can’t even try to beat him up defensively because you’ll only send him to the foul line where he’ll make 90 percent of his shots. Nowitzki simply can’t be stopped, but you don’t have to take my word for it. Just ask the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, who were swept by Dirk and the Mavericks in the second round.Riley: Props to Dallas for sweeping the Lakers, but you don’t get anything extra for sweeping the defending champs. That’s a nice feat, but so what? The Lakers self-destructed and that’s why they were eliminated. Overall, Miami has been the more impressive team throughout the playoff. You say Dallas has a complete team, but so did the Bulls. Chicago finished with the NBA’s best record and was supposed to have the best reserve players with the most well balanced team offensively and defensively. But we saw what Miami did to the Bulls. LeBron put the clamps on MVP Derrick Rose and ended Chicago’s hopes of a premature championship appearance. Now he’ll do the same to Dirk.Green: LeBron did a great job defending Rose, but there is a difference between guarding a 6-foot,3-inch guard and guarding the greatest 7-foot-tall shooter in the history of the NBA. But if Dirk is off, Dallas still can lean on veterans Jason Kidd, Jason Terry, Peja Stojakovic and Shawn Marion, who’ve all played very well this postseason. It’s just too much to compete against.Riley: I don’t care how many good players Dallas has on its roster. This is a superstar’s association and right now, Miami has the advantage in that category with LeBron and Wade. The only duo to counter that is Shaq/Kobe or Pippen/Jordan and since none of those four are playing, I’m going with the Heat.(Reprinted from the Afro American.)last_img read more

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BREEDERS’ CUP POST RACE INTERVIEW QUOTES – JUVENILE TURF – FRIDAY, NOV. 4, 2016

first_imgBob FeldJerry AmermanJohn AmermanJose OrtizPress ConferenceTHE MODERATOR: Ladies and gentlemen, the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf was Oscar Performance. And we’re joined now by trainer Brian Lynch and jockey Jose Ortiz. Congratulations to you both. Thank you for joining us here.I would just like to ask both of you if you could just take us through the race from your perspective, Brian, can we start with you, and just describe it in your words.BRIAN LYNCH: Having a bit of a rapport with Jose, both coming out of New York, we got to know each other quite well. Jose fits this horse to a T, and last night we got the chance to sit down and have a little talk about after handicapping the race that we figured that the horse coming out of Chicago, Larry Rivelli’s horse, showed speed, and from the outside post, we felt that our goal was technical enough and it was critical we get a good position going into the first turn, and it just went perfect. Jose was where he needed to be. We cornered well. I was just saying to Jose, if he wants to replay, a lot of them got so wide going into the first turn, just got him to switch off going down the backside, and, you know, the pace was on in the kitchen. That horse of Rivelli’s was, you know, 22 the first quarter, I believe. So it was an honest pace. I’d seen Jose take a look under his shoulder there about the three and a half, and I thought, he’s got horse. When he joined him and it started to edge away from him around the turn, and he sort of stole a few lengths at the bottom of the lane there. I thought, well, looked behind, and they were throwing leather at the rest of them. And I thought they’ve got the work cut out to catch him from here. And Jose gave him just a textbook, beautiful ride and got it done. Just absolutely thrilled as I am for my first Breeders’ Cup. I’m thrilled to have done it with Jose.THE MODERATOR: Jose, what can you add to that in terms of being able to sit off the speed of Wellabled today?JOSE ORTIZ: Yeah, we talked about it last night, and he played out just like we planned it. That was the key, I think. The key was going through the first turn, have a clean break, and get up a good position in the first turn, and we did that. And he re-lapped well behind Wellabled. I was a little concerned about that, because he had been on the lead lap two times. But he re-lapped well, and when I past the three-quarter pole, I felt like I had a lot of horse under me, when I let him go in the quarter pole, he did very well.THE MODERATOR: We’re also joined by the owners John and Jerry Amerman. And Jerry bred this horse as well. So I’m going to open it up for questions.Q. I think the Englishman on the podium mentioned Royal Ascot. But from a different perspective, is that something that’s really in the cards for this horse? Also, have you considered dirt at all with him?BRIAN LYNCH: We haven’t really considered dirt. He’s a Kitten’s joy out of a theatrical mare, so his pedigree’s definitely top and bottom grass. So at this stage we’ll talk with John and Jerry about the next step, but he definitely deserves a nice little break after today’s performance. You know, that’s his fourth start as a two-year-old. I think that’s plenty for him. And we look forward to him in the spring.THE MODERATOR: John, congratulations to you. We’d like to get a comment on how it feels to win another Breeders’ Cup Race for you.JOHN AMERMAN: Well, it’s the ultimate thrill in winning a Breeders’ Cup, there’s no question about it. We won with a horse named Adoration back in 2003. That was 13 years ago. I thought it was a very good sign when we were in post 13, and I got to give full credit to, well, the people down in Florida who broke the horse, Barry Berkelhammer, he came up to me and said, You’ve got one special horse, and that was a long time ago. Then we turned him over to this guy, and he’s done well. And he turned it over to Jose who has ridden that horse so beautifully in three straight races.And I really got to give the best congratulations to my wife, Jerry, who bred the horse.BRIAN LYNCH: First and foremost, John.THE MODERATOR: Jerry, we’d love to hear from you. Congratulations on a homebred winning a Breeders’ Cup Race.JERRY AMERMAN: It is very exciting. But I’ve also got to say thank God the horse is faster than I am. I was the last person here.Q. His first start, if he had such a good reputation and shown so much, do you think he just was a horse that needed the experience of having a race?BRIAN LYNCH: Yeah, I mean, I’m probably statistically not a real first-time-out sort of trainer, and he broke — we can’t blame anything on the first jockey that rode him. He broke well, but got shuffled back. Inevitably we thought he ran well that day. Probably thought he could have run a little better than he did, but he did run well. He had a lot of interest in his finish. He wasn’t beaten that bad. So we did expect a little bit more out of him first time, but it was just the victim of circumstances, got in traffic, first-time-out blues.He was damn sure ready the second time.Q. He races without Lasix, is that a principle of the owners? Is this something that you do with all your two-year-olds, or was this a horse that there was no reason for him to run on Lasix?JOHN AMERMAN: You’re talking about medication?Q. Yes.JOHN AMERMAN: Well, I don’t want to get into a deep subject because there are so many different viewpoints. But if the horse is doing well, there is no need for medication when they’re two years old, and that’s the principle we’ve followed. If something goes wrong, obviously it’s a different issue and we might use Lasix. But until then, we stay without it.BRIAN LYNCH: Yeah, he’s a very clear-winded horse. He’s never shown a sign or a trace of pulmonary hemorrhage, and on days like this you appreciate a horse that isn’t on Lasix as hot as it is and the dehydration factor.Q. Mr. Amerman, I just want to follow up on the plans for next year. What will you go through in terms of a calendar or what process will you go through in determining the moves for this horse next year, and from your part, is Royal Ascot in the plans?JOHN AMERMAN: Well, couple things, one, obviously this is a great thrill, and you step back and you have conversations with Brian and Bob Feld, our Bloodstock agent, and Jerry, of course. And so we’ll give him some time, and he’ll go back at it in the spring.Someone came up to me, forgive me, I didn’t catch the name, but wonderful, nice man. He said, oh, are you going to come to Ascot in the summer? And I said, well, talk to me after the race (laughter).We’d love to, but that’s a long ways off, and we’ll have a few journeys before that. So I hope it works, but who knows.THE MODERATOR: Bob Feld, care to add anything?BOB FELD: No, just how lucky I am to be associated with the Amermans for so long. I think it’s over 20 years. They’re special people. They donate so much money behind the scenes and it’s great for the game. They claim horses to rehab them and give them to people off the track thoroughbreds. They’ll even retire horses when they could drop them in for a tag. But when the horses have done well for them, they don’t even drop them in for a tag. They’re just great people. I’m glad to be associated. I was involved in buying the dam of this colt. She was a really nice race horse. I really believed in my heart she was going to beat Zenyatta that year we bought her. She ran a great three for us and got hurt. So I definitely think she passed the talent we saw in her as a racehorse. So, so happy for them. I’d like to drop a special note about Mill Ridge Farm, and Healy works with Jerry for breeding the horses, and Healy gets a shout out too.JERRY AMERMAN: That’s one thing I’d like to add. Mill Ridge did a wonderful job of taking care of mom and babies, and I appreciate everything they’ve done. And Healy has been a great source of —JOHN AMERMAN: A good friend.JERRY AMERMAN: A great source of information, and a good friend.last_img read more

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Women’s Tennis Receives ITA All-Academic Team Award

first_img Print Friendly Version In order to earn ITA Scholar-Athlete status a player must meet the following criteria: 1.) be a varsity letter winner, 2.) have a grade point average of at least 3.50 (on a 4.00 scale) for the current academic year, and 3.) have been enrolled at their present school for at least 2 semesters (including freshman through senior year). DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s tennis team was awarded the Intercollegiate Tennis Association (ITA) All-Academic Team Award on Tuesday, while Summer Brills, Tess Herder, Joely Lomas, Kenya Williams and Megan Webb were recipients of the ITA Scholar-Athlete Award. Brills and Herder each boasted a perfect 4.0 GPA, while Webb, Williams and Lomas maintained a 3.76, 3.63 and 3.55, respectively. The recognition is bestowed on squads maintaining a cumulative team grade point average of 3.20 or above (on a 4.00 scale) for the 2017-18 academic year. Drake registered a 3.46 team GPA for the 2017-18 academic year.last_img read more

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Gucci owner Kering fined 17 bn for dodging taxes

first_imgRome: The owner of Italian fashion giant Gucci is set to pay a record fine of nearly 1.5 billion euros ($1.7 billion) in a tax evasion case, according to media reports Friday. “Lawyers are still negotiating with the tax authorities over a few hundred million euros, but the fine that the (French luxury) Kering group is about to pay is the highest (in Italy),” the La Stampa newspaper said. “It’s a cheque for nearly 1.5 billion euros,” it added. It follows a probe by Milan’s public prosecutor into the fashion house on suspicion of declaring several years worth of Italian sales in Switzerland, thereby saving around 1.3 billion euros in domestic tax. Also Read – Thermal coal import may surpass 200 MT this fiscalKering is expected to sign an agreement on the amount due on May 2, according to the financial newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore. “At this stage, no agreement has been reached on any specific amount,” the French group said. Earlier this year, Kering said it faced a claim for 1.4 billion euros in unpaid Italian taxes, adding it contested the preliminary findings. The group has consistently denied avoiding tax, saying its activities were fully compliant with all tax obligations. Also Read – Food grain output seen at 140.57 mt in current fiscal on monsoon boostThe company’s Swiss-based Luxury Goods International (LGI) subsidiary has been under investigation for allegedly avoiding tax on earnings generated elsewhere. Most of the allegations centre on Gucci, whose offices in Milan and Florence were raided by Italian police in late 2017. In November, Milan prosecutors wrapped up their probe into alleged tax evasion of more than 1 billion euros by Gucci for revenues booked in the years between 2010 and 2016. The prosecutors say that revenues booked through LGI should be taxed in Italy and not in Switzerland. By agreeing to a settlement, Kering would be spared from having to pay interest and sanctions for late tax payments, which one source said would have added around 500 million euros to the final bill. Gucci’s Chief Executive Marco Bizzarri and former CEO Patrizio Di Marco are under investigation in the case. That investigation is expected to conclude with a separate settlement once the agreement on the tax dispute has been signed, one of the sources added. Lawyers for Bizzarri and Di Marco declined to comment.last_img read more

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Shane Battier Says Dukies Always Have Two Brackets

Welcome to the latest episode of Hot Takedown, FiveThirtyEight’s sports podcast. This week’s show (March 11, 2016) was recorded in front of a live audience at the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference. Neil Paine donned his Stat Man cape once again to lead a lesson about whether box score statistics in the NBA are outdated. Shane Battier, former NBA player and Duke legend, stopped by to talk about March Madness, how he picks a bracket, and why Duke players weren’t obsessed over what seed the team was assigned in the tournament when he was in school. Then we talked to Daryl Morey, the general manager of the Houston Rockets, about whether the Rockets’ struggles this season have pushed him to re-evaluate his team-building strategy. Plus, a significant digit on 17-year-old Mallory Pugh, who is emerging as a star for the U.S. Women’s National Team.Stream the episode by clicking the play button above, or subscribe using one of the podcast clients we’ve linked to. Hot Takedown More: Apple Podcasts | ESPN App | RSS If you’re a fan of our podcasts, be sure to subscribe on Apple Podcasts and leave a rating/review. That helps spread the word to other listeners. And get in touch by email, on Twitter or in the comments. Tell us what you think, send us hot takes to discuss and tell us why we’re wrong. read more

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Analysis Taking an early positionbyposition look at the 2018 Ohio State defense

From left to right: redshirt freshman linebacker Tuf Borland (32), freshman defensive end Chase Young (2) and sophomore defensive lineman Robert Landers (67) run onto the field during the second quarter at the at the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorHere is a position-by-position breakdown of Ohio State’s defense in 2018. The years provided by the players indicates grade in the 2017 season. Defensive tackleGraduating: Michael Hill, Tracy SprinkleReturners: Dre’Mont Jones, Robert Landers, Jashon Cornell, DaVon Hamilton, Haskell Garrett, Malik Barrow, Jerron CageAdditions: Taron Vincent, Antwuan Jackson Jr., Tommy TogiaiThe situation: Redshirt seniors Michael Hill and Tracy Sprinkle will graduate, leaving a hole in the middle of Ohio State’s defensive line. But that crack will enlarge if redshirt sophomore Dre’Mont Jones leaves early for the NFL draft and the Buckeyes are forced to rely on less experienced linemen. Redshirt sophomores Robert Landers, Jashon Cornell and DaVon Hamilton have played substantial snaps, but none has made an impact similar to that of Jones. They will be joined by freshman Haskell Garrett, a former highly rated prospect, who could earn an increase in snaps and push for a starting position. Redshirt freshman Malik Barrow suffered a torn ACL and missed the 2017 season. Freshman Jerron Cage has not played much outside of special teams. Transfer Antwuan Jackson Jr. offers Ohio State possibly its most intriguing option, with the talented junior-college product having two years of collegiate experience. Five-star prospect Taron Vincent could push for early playing time. Projected starters: Robert Landers, Dre’Mont JonesThe Reasoning: Landers served Ohio State well as a rotation piece in 2017 and deserves a starting role next season with the departures of Sprinkle. He offers a unique blend of quickness at a defensive line position known for size and girth. Jones would retain a starting spot if he decides to return and work on improving his pass-rush skills. Jackson will push for a starting opportunity and has the talent to earn the spot.Ohio State defensive lineman Nick Bosa (97) celebrates after taking down USC’s quarterback in the third quarter of the 2017 Cotton Bowl against University of Southern California on Dec. 29 in AT&T Stadium in Arlington, TX. Ohio State won 24-7. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorDefensive endGraduating: Tyquan Lewis, Jalyn HolmesReturners: Sam Hubbard, Nick Bosa, Chase Young, Jonathon CooperAdditions: Alex WilliamsThe situation: This season, Ohio State’s depth has been its biggest strength at defensive end. That will not be the case next year because redshirt senior Tyquan Lewis and senior Jalyn Holmes will graduate and redshirt junior Sam Hubbard is likely to declare early for the 2018 NFL Draft. However, the Buckeyes will not experience any dearth of talent at the position. Sophomore Nick Bosa will return and remain as a starter, but will play many more snaps next season due to the NFL-bound defensive ends. Freshman Chase Young, a former five-star prospect who looks more like an NFL player than a freshman, has earned first-team snaps this season and has an opportunity to win a starting spot next year. Redshirt freshman Jonathon Cooper was lost in the shuffle due to Ohio State’s loaded upper class of defensive ends and Young’s hype, but the former four-star Ohioan will be expected to rotate with the returners on the line. Earlier in the season, defensive line coach Larry Johnson said he did not like playing true freshmen in disadvantageous situations. That might not be an option in 2018, with Ohio State likely having just three nonfreshman defensive ends. Alex Williams and, potentially, another 2018 defensive end recruit will add to the minimal depth.Projected starters: Nick Bosa, Chase YoungThe Reasoning: Bosa and Young, both former five-star prospects, have lived up to their billing, but have yet to bear the workload of a full starter. Next season, they are likely to be the starters and will have an opportunity to cause havoc in opposing backfields. The potential loss of three starters will take its toll on the depth, and Cooper will be the lone defensive end available to spell Bosa and Young.Ohio State freshman linebacker Baron Browning (5) attempts to stop a Scarlet Knight in the fourth quarter against Rutgers on Sep. 30. Ohio State won 56-0. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorLinebackerGraduating: Chris Worley, Zach TurnureReturners: Jerome Baker, Dante Booker, Malik Harrison, Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, Pete Werner, Justin Hilliard, Keandre Jones, Nick ConnerAdditions: Teradja Mitchell, Dallas Gant, K’Vaughan PopeThe situation: Redshirt senior Chris Worley will graduate, which means Ohio State is losing a starting linebacker and leader of the unit for the second year in a row. Junior Jerome Baker also stands a good chance to exit early for the NFL draft, meaning the Buckeyes will be left with two vacancies at linebacker. Redshirt freshman Tuf Borland started for the second half of the season and has a good shot to open the season at the starter in the middle. Redshirt junior Dante Booker started the majority of the early season, but, once again, was injured and lost his spot. Sophomore Malik Harrison has played a considerable amount of snaps and the athletic linebacker could slide into a starting position. Freshman Baron Browning, a former five-star prospect, is one of Ohio State’s most physically gifted linebackers. Freshman Pete Werner garnered praise from Meyer for his special teams plays, but the first-year player did not see many snaps on defense. Redshirt sophomore Justin Hilliard and sophomore Keandre Jones will be in the mix for increased playing time, but both mainly played special teams. Redshirt sophomore Nick Conner has dealt with a multitude of injuries and has not played this season. The Buckeyes will add a talented group of linebackers, led by Teradja Mitchell, but none are likely to earn consequential reps.Projected starters: Baron Browning, Tuf Borland, Malik HarrisonThe Reasoning: The athleticism of potential first-year starters Browning and Harrison, combined with Borland, might be too much for Ohio State to pass up. Harrison has the inside track to earn a starting position considering the important snaps he has played this year, but Browning will have to beat out a multitude of talented players. Browning earned compliments from defensive coordinator Greg Schiano and teammates for his bowl practice showings. Ohio State sophomore cornerback Kendall Sheffield (8) takes down a Badger in the third quarter of the B1G Championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 2 in Lucas Oil Stadium. Ohio State won 27-21. Credit: Jack Westerheide | Photo EditorCornerbackGraduating: Denzel Ward (NFL draft early entrant) Returners: Damon Arnette, Kendall Sheffield, Jeffrey Okudah, Shaun Wade, Amir Riep, Marcus WilliamsonAdditions: Sevyn Banks, Tyreke JohnsonThe situation: With junior Denzel Ward becoming an early entrant into the 2018 NFL Draft, Ohio State will likely enter next season with a similar crop of cornerbacks minus this year’s best. The Buckeyes will count on major offseason improvements from redshirt sophomores Kendall Sheffield and Damon Arnette, both of whom had shaky 2017 seasons. A sizable group of current freshmen will push them for playing time. Former five-star Jeffrey Okudah played ample snaps and fellow former five-star Shaun Wade has a shot to earn more playing time after recovering from an abdominal injury. Amir Riep and Marcus Williamson have not played much outside of special teams, but each could enter the rotation next year. Incoming recruits Sevyn Banks and Tyreke Johnson are unlikely to play much.Projected starters: Kendall Sheffield, Jeffrey Okudah, Damon ArnetteThe Reasoning: Given the physique and athleticism of Sheffield and Okudah, Ohio State will be unable to keep them off the field. They could cover the outside while Arnette covers in the slot. Though Arnette has struggled with the responsibility, he will be in his third season as a key contributor and must play at a higher level in 2018.Sophomore safety Jordan Fuller (4) awaits the snap during the second quarter at the OSU-Maryland game on Oct. 7. Credit: Ris Twigg | Assistant Photo EditorSafetyGraduating: Erick Smith, Damon Webb (starter)Returners: Jordan Fuller, Isaiah Pryor, Wayne Davis, Jahsen Wint, Brendon WhiteAdditions: Josh Proctor, Marcus HookerThe situation: Senior Damon Webb, a two-year starter, and senior Erick Smith, who began the season as a starter but missed multiple games for undisclosed reasons and relinquished his starting position, will graduate. Sophomore Jordan Fuller will remain a starter for the second year. Freshman Isaiah Pryor was Webb’s backup since the opening week of the season. Redshirt freshman Wayne Davis was listed as Fuller’s backup while Smith was suspended, but has not played much other than on special teams. Redshirt freshman Jahsen Wint also has not seen much playing time on defense. Freshman Brendon White has played multiple positions since arriving at Ohio State in the spring, but has been with the safeties since fall camp. He is a gifted athlete and will find snaps at some point, no matter what position he ends up playing. Four-star Josh Proctor have a chance to earn early playing time, but must first make an impact on special teams. Though Marcus Hooker, younger brother of former Buckeye safety Malik Hooker, is listed as a cornerback, he will to play safety in college and might redshirt.Projected starters: Jordan Fuller, Isaiah PryorThe Reasoning: Fuller will retain his spot as a starter and Pryor will likely slide into Webb’s starting spot due to lesser competition at the position. Fuller impressed in his first season as a starter and could enter 2018 as one of Ohio State’s most talented defensive players. Opposite Fuller, Pryor has the upper hand, but that position battle could go through spring camp and into the fall without a starter named.Check out the preview of Ohio State’s offense. read more

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Allegri Ronaldo deserves Ballon dOr

first_imgMassimiliano Allegri believes that Cristiano Ronaldo should win the Ballon d’Or and also backed the Portuguese to open his scoring on Sunday against Sassuolo.Allegri is backing 5 time Ballon d’Or winner to take the award yet again this year after his performances for European Champions Real Madrid last season.And since arriving from Real Madrid this summer, Cristiano Ronaldo has failed to find the net, but Allegri is confident he will break the ice on Sunday when Juventus host Sassuolo.Cristiano Ronaldo, Nemanja Vidic, Manchester UnitedVidic: “Ronaldo is the most professional footballer I’ve seen” Andrew Smyth – September 14, 2019 Nemanja Vidic opened up on how a 21-year-old Cristiano Ronaldo’s professionalism left him stunned at Manchester United.“Cristiano worked well and I think tomorrow he will break his duck,” Allegri said at a press conference.“I expect nothing more or less than what he did in the first three games, but I believe tomorrow he’ll find the back of the net and break the ice.“With no offence to Luka Modric, I’d give the Ballon d’Or to Ronaldo for what he did last season. I think he deserves it.”last_img read more

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TCIAA Preps for Official Opening of New Terminal

first_imgFacebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsAppProvidenciales, 22 Dec 2014 – While the Provo International Airport is coping with the crash and emergency landings on the tarmac, the building and premises is now being rushed to completion as the Turks and Caicos Islands Airports Authority prepares for its official opening on the new terminal next week; just a few days before 2015 begins. The airport terminal which is now done with phase one of the redevelopment which started in late 2012 was touted to cost $10 million to expected to expand the terminal building from 51,462 to 92,321 square feet to accommodate around 500 thousand passengers annually. The transformed site boasts a contoured open air terminal, the country’s first flight information display system, domestic curbside check in and a dual level international departure lounge. These changes and the investment have not escaped criticisms though as some feel they cannot see where the money went, and others believe the expanded structure is already too small to accommodate the remarkable growth in tourism for the country. In Summer 2012 it was explained that the third and final phase will include the domestic departures and arrivals area, completion of car park and aesthetics, including water features. The Providenciales International Airport opening is set for December 29th, 2014. Related Items:official opening, provo international airport, Tciaa, turks and caicos airport authority Former Premier says PNP left plan for Salt Cay airport, but there is no evidence of the claim Airports Authority reveals sabotage at South Caicos Airport Facebook Twitter Google+LinkedInPinterestWhatsApp Airports Authority commanded to protect South Caicos airport by airline Recommended for youlast_img read more

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