The Batesville C-Team baseball won on Tuesday May 1st at home against Greensburg in 5 innings by a score of 12-2.Conner Roleson pitched a complete game, giving up 6 hits and striking out 4 while only walking 2.Batesville had 9 hits on the day. Leading the way offensively was Cory Ralston, Nolan Williams and Austin Cornn with 2 hits each. Ben Obendorf, Jeremiah Lemmel and Justin Heiser also had 1 hit each.Several strong defensive plays and aggressive baserunning were key to the win.The win puts the C-Team at 1-3 on the year, with the next game scheduled for Thursday May 3rd at East Central.Batesville C-Team baseball fell to Connersville on Saturday April 28th at home by the score of 20-9.Batesville had 9 hits in the game. Leading the way with hits was Jeremiah Lemmel and Conner Roleson with 2 hits each. Cory Ralston got the start on the mound and was relieved by Nolan Williams and Conner Roleson.The loss puts the C-Team at 0-3 on the year. The next game is at home on Tuesday May 1st against Greensburg.Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Brian Roleson.
The Swans had endured nine matches without victory and found themselves being sucked into the Barclays Premier League relegation battle, but a dominant performance at the Liberty Stadium exorcised some of the demons that had been haunting the Welsh outfit. Dutchman De Guzman, on-loan from Villarreal and yet to sign a permanent deal, scored a brace and was involved in much of his side’s good work – impressing interim manager Monk. Swansea boss Garry Monk hailed the skill and desire shown by the likes of Jonathan de Guzman and Wilfried Bony after they helped fire his side to a much-needed 3-0 win over Norwich. Monk said of his personal man of the match: “He epitomised everything that was good about us today – his movement, his desire to get the ball back when we lost it. “It would be an important signing for the club, but you obviously have to speak to the player and see how he feels as well.” De Guzman’s double was scored in the space of just eight first-half minutes. After half an hour, he struck sweetly from 18 yards after the Norwich defence failed to clear a Jonjo Shelvey cross. He had brutish but skilful striker Bony to thank for teeing up his second with a sublime drag-over and backheel that pierced the defence, allowing De Guzman to calmly side-foot his finish past the despairing John Ruddy. Lively winger Wayne Routledge capped off an impressive second-half performance by putting the result beyond doubt when he latched onto a deft Shelvey through-ball and converted. Of the skills top-scorer Bony showed, Monk said: “For me, it was great for the crowd to see. That’s why I brought him off a couple of minutes before (the end), because I thought he needed to feel that appreciation from the crowd for his performance. “I thought he was magnificent, but I know what he’s like. He’ll be disappointed he came off with a minute or two minutes to go, because he wants to get that goal himself – that’s the way he is. “But it was good for our crowd to see that other side of him, that creativity side of him. Everything he did today came off. “It was a good three points. A very important three points. In quite a few games we’ve played a lot better and got nothing, so it was pleasing. “Don’t get me wrong, in some spells today we were very, very good, some of the creativity we had, the way we passed the ball and the movement, especially for the goals. “But there were other periods where we weren’t so good, which we have to improve on, and that’s what I told the players. But in the realms of it all – three goals, three points and a clean sheet – I can’t really be complaining.” The emphatic win puts Swansea up to 13th in the table, seven points ahead of their arch rivals Cardiff, who are in the relegation zone. Norwich, meanwhile, lie 15th and six points from trouble. Canaries boss Chris Hughton said he came to the Liberty Stadium with a positive formation and mindset, but that his side did not deserve to get anything out of the game. Away from home, they have picked up only two points from the last 24, and are struggling to break that poor run. “We find it very difficult away from home just to get that right formula,” Hughton said. “In a game when you’re up against a team that’s as good a passing team as Swansea are, you can’t give them the amount of ball we gave them. “I thought we conceded three soft goals. They showed great quality with what they have and real pace to get those goals, but it’s that balancing act at the moment. “If we’re not good enough on the ball we’ve got to make sure we’re not conceding goals and at the moment, away from home, we’re not doing either.” Press Association
The Latest: Bengals’ Green, Bucs’ Barrett get franchise tags Sambrailo signed a three-year deal before the 2019 season but played in 13 games only as a backup. The Falcons drafted Kaleb McGary last year to start at right tackle, and Jake Matthews is a fixture at left tackle.___ 12:50 p.m.The Buffalo Bills have announced re-signing offensive lineman Quinton Spain to a three-year contract.The deal with the pending unrestricted free agent was agreed to Thursday. Spain was completing a one-year contract he signed with Buffalo a year ago as part of the team’s major overhaul of its offensive line.Spain is a fifth-year player who started 16 games at left guard and finished with the second-most snaps on offense for the Bills last season. 12:55 p.m.The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have placed their franchise tag on linebacker Shaquil Barrett, who led the NFL in sacks last season.The move had been anticipated ever since coach Bruce Arians stated late last season that the 27-year-old Barrett “ain’t going anywhere” after setting a team record with 19½ sacks in 2019.Barrett signed a one-year, $4 million contract in free agency with the Bucs last winter after spending the first five seasons of his career with the Denver Broncos. The franchise tag for an outside linebacker calls for a salary of about $16 million for 2020.The decision to place the franchise tag on Barrett also means quarterback Jameis Winston will become an unrestricted free agent if Tampa Bay does not re-sign the No. 1 overall pick from the 2015 draft by Wednesday. The Cardinals traded for Drake midway through last season and he quickly became a major part of their offense. The 26-year-old ran for 643 yards and eight touchdowns in eight games, including a four-touchdown game against Cleveland in Week 15.The projected transition tag salary number for a running back is about $10 million, according to overthecap.com.—David Brandt reporting.___12:30 p.m. The New York Giants have placed a non-exclusive franchise tag on defensive tackle Leonard Williams two before the 2015 first-round draft choice was to become an unrestricted free agent.A franchise tag allows the two sides to work on a long-term contract. If there is no contract agreement before July 15, Williams will play this coming season under the one-year deal. His salary will be a calculation based on the average of the top five salaries from his position, expected to be around $16 million.Williams is free to negotiate with other teams when the free agency signing period begins Wednesday. If he signs a contract with another team, the Giants will receive two first-round draft choices as compensation.New York acquired Williams from the Jets for two draft choices on Oct. 29: a third-round selection in 2020 and a second choice that is a conditional fifth-rounder in 2021.Williams is the first Giants player to receive a tag since another defensive lineman, Jason Pierre-Paul, in 2015. Associated Press More AP NFL: https://apnews.com/NFL and https://twitter.com/AP_NFL,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 11:30 a.m.The Cleveland Browns opened free agency by placing a second-round tender on running back Kareem Hunt, who played eight games last season after returning from an NFL suspension.Hunt is a restricted free agent and can negotiate with other teams about a contract. If he reaches an agreement elsewhere, Cleveland can match any offer. If the Browns decide not to match the offer, they would receive a second-round draft pick from the team that signs him.The Browns also released veteran safety Morgan Burnett, creating another need as the team moves into free agency amid nationwide shutdowns due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Burnett suffered a torn Achilles tendon last season and missed the final six games. Winston led the NFL with 5,109 passing yards last season, but also became the first player in league history to throw for at least 30 touchdowns and 30 interceptions in a season.___12:55 p.m.The Patriots have placed a franchise tag on Patriots left guard Joe Thuney, his agent Michael McCartney said in a tweet shortly before the start of the legal tampering period.Thuney, a third-round pick in 2016, has been one of the most dependable pieces on the Patriots’ offensive line over the past four seasons. The nonexclusive tag is expected to cost the Patriots around $14.7 million this upcoming season. The Falcons announced the Sambrailo move on Monday. The team is finalizing the moves with Freeman and Trufant, former Pro Bowl players who had been considered foundation players for the franchise. Financial constraints made the moves necessary.The cuts will clear $12.15 million in salary cap space before Wednesday’s start of free agency. Before the moves, the Falcons ranked 31st in the league with less than $1 million in cap space.Freeman, who celebrated his 28th birthday on Sunday, ran for 656 yards and two touchdowns in 2019. The Falcons ranked only 30th in the league in rushing with 85.1 yards per game and now may look for help at running back in free agency and the NFL draft. Freeman hasn’t played a full season since his second Pro Bowl season in 2016, the last year he ran for at least 1,000 yards. He played in only two games in 2018.The 29-year-old Trufant was a first-round pick in 2013. Trufant started nine games last season before he was placed on injured reserve with a broken forearm. He has 13 interceptions in his seven-year career, including a career-high four last season. Cleveland also tendered exclusive tags to free agents Pharoah Brown, Dontrell Hilliard and KhaDarel Hodge.Hunt was banned from the first eight games last season by the league or two physical altercations while he was with the Kansas City Chiefs. The Cleveland-area native was primarily a blocker for Pro Bowler Nick Chubb, but he rushed for 179 yards and scored two touchdowns. He also caught 37 passes for 285 yards and a TD.With more than $60 million of salary-cap space, Cleveland is expected to be active in free agency, with offensive tackle a priority.—Tom Withers reporting.___ Williams played in eight games with five starts for the Giants. The former Southern California player had 26 tackles, a half-sack, two tackles for loss, 11 quarterback hits, two passes defended and a forced fumble.The Giants also made a qualifying offer to placekicker Aldrick Rosas, a restricted free agent.—Tom Canavan reporting.___11:40 a.m. The person spoke to the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the one-year, $11.441 million contract was not finalized. Harris was scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent, after a breakout 2019 season.The Vikings cleared salary-cap space to keep Harris by agreeing to a two-year, $66 million contract extension with quarterback Kirk Cousins that reduced his salary-cap hit for 2020 by $10 million. The Vikings also agreed to a new four-year, $12.25 million contract with fullback C.J. Ham, who was set to be a restricted free agent.— Dave Campbell reporting from Minneapolis ___12:55 p.m.The Atlanta Falcons will dramatically boost their financial flexibility by releasing three high-priced veterans — running back Devonta Freeman, cornerback Desmond Trufant and offensive tackle Ty Sambrailo. Spain’s return assures Buffalo’s offensive line has the potential of returning fully intact.— John Wawrow reporting from Buffalo, New York.___12:40 p.m.The Arizona Cardinals have placed the transition tag on running back Kenyan Drake, which allows the team to match any offer he receives from another team during free agency. The Kansas City Chiefs have placed the nonexclusive franchise tag on Chris Jones, raising the possibility that the Pro Bowl defensive tackle will remain with the Super Bowl champions for at least one more season.The nonexclusive tag means Jones must be offered a one-year contract for no less than the average of the top five salary cap hits at defensive tackle for the previous five years. It also means that if Jones signs an offer sheet from another team, the Chiefs can match that offer or let him go and receive two first-round picks as compensation.Jones had 15 1/5 sacks two seasons ago, which spurred his desire for a long-term deal. He wound up skipping the entire offseason when that didn’t happen, but he returned in time for training camp and started 12 of 13 games. He finished with nine sacks and help the Chiefs win their first Super Bowl title since 1970.—Dave Skretta reporting.___ The Bengals used their franchise tag on A.J. Green, giving them time to try to work out a long-term deal with the star who is one of the most accomplished receivers in franchise history and would be a vital part of breaking in a new quarterback.Green, 31, wants to finish his career in Cincinnati, where he has put down roots. Although he’s open to a multi-year extension that would pay him as an elite receiver, he has objected to staying for only one more season on a franchise designation.Green has said he’ll skip voluntary offseason workouts if he’s tagged. The Bengals are expected to take Heisman Trophy winner Joe Burrow or another quarterback with the first overall pick in the draft, and having Green in offseason workouts would accelerate a rookie’s development.The Bengals are free to negotiate with Green on a long-term deal through July 15.___ If he had hit free agency Thuney was expected to be one of the most sought-after guards on the market. He has not missed a single game and wasn’t whistled for a single penalty in 2019.— Kyle Hightower, reporting from Boston___12:55 p,The Minnesota Vikings have placed the franchise tag on safety Anthony Harris, according to a person with knowledge of the decision. March 16, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBy The Associated Press (AP) — The Latest on NFL’s free agency. Teams were required to use franchise tags on players by noon EDT Monday. Teams can negotiate with representatives of free agents for the next two days but cannot finalize any agreements. (all times local):___1 p.m.
(BBC) – AUSTRIA’S government has approved hosting Formula 1’s season-opening races in July, according to reports.The races, scheduled for 5 and 12 July, will take place behind closed doors at the Red Bull Ring in Spielberg.The 2020 season was due to start in Australia in March, but the coronavirus pandemic forced the postponement of that race and a further nine more.If the Austria races run successfully, the F1 season could continue on 19 July in Budapest, Hungary.Silverstone agreed a deal for two grand prix to be held at the British track in August.F1 bosses are still putting together a revised calendar for this season.
The No. 1 USC men’s tennis team proved they are worthy of the high praise they received with a strong performance at the Sherwood Collegiate Cup in Westlake, Calif. this past weekend.Double threat · Junior Jaak Poldma competed in both the singles and doubles events at the Sherwood Cup. – Mike Lee | Daily Trojan The Trojans excelled in the doubles bracket where the teams of senior Robert Farah and sophomore Steve Johnson, senior Jason McNaughton and sophomore Daniel Nguyen and sophomore Matt Kecki and junior Jaak Poldma all qualified for the quarterfinals.On top of that, the final featured two USC squads with Farah and Johnson beating out McNaughton and Nguyen 8-3.The Trojans proved their competitive mettle in the all-USC final.“It’s fun to play against USC, we’ve got a great team of competitors,” Farah said.The team of Farah and Johnson was able to improve upon the previous year’s performance at Sherwood where they lost in the doubles finals.The road to the finals did not go as anticipated before the tournament as freshmen J.T. Sundling was forced to sit out of the tournament on account of illness before it began.To compensate for Sundling’s loss, McNaughton and Nguyen paired up and excelled against the competition. They faced the No. 1 ranked duo of sophomores Ryan Thacher/Bradley Klahn from Stanford in the semifinals and won 8-6 to advance to the finals.In the singles bracket, top-seeded Johnson and Poldma advanced to the quarterfinals, and No. 1 seed Robert Farah qualified for the semifinals where he lost a tough match to eventual singles tournament champion Klahn in three sets 4-6, 7-5, 6-2.Injuries were a big story line as the weekend progressed. Along with Sundling’s illness, Johnson had to pull out of the singles bracket after the quarterfinals because of an aggravated minor back injury during doubles play. Kecki was also not at his best during the tournament.Peter Smith said the team is concerned with injuries as they start to get back in the swing of things“We have to make sure we are healthy. We had some bumps and bruises coming back from break,” Smith said.The injuries do not seem like they will affect the team long-term, Farah said, and, if they do, he feels that the team will be able to fill in the missing pieces.“We have great players on the team. Another player will step in to take the spot of an injured teammate,” Farah said.The squad proved its depth and adaptability in their strong performance in doubles, but Smith is still trying to find the right lineup for the long haul.“I didn’t use the combinations that I wanted because of J.T.’s illness. I know we have good doubles players. I’m just trying to find the right combos,“ Smith said.Although the team still has some questions to answer in doubles and left more to be desired in singles play, this weekend’s performance made a good impression on the Trojans as they await the official start of the season.“Overall it was a good tournament for the majority of the team,“ Smith said.
Manchester City followed Leicester into the last-16 of the Champions League last night. It followed their 1-1 draw away to Borussia Monchengladbach, a game that saw both sides finish with ten men. Barcelona were confirmed as Group C winners with a 2-nil win away to Celtic. Arsenal were already assured a knockout place, but missed out on securing top spot in Group A for now, as they were held to a 2-2 draw by P-S-G at the Emirates.
Share New Polish poker table in BetGames section for STS July 15, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share Submit SBC Awards: The key to an effective submission August 28, 2020 VBET agrees Armenian Premier League and Armenian Cup sponsorship August 13, 2020 BetConstruct has struck a deal with creative agency Vegas Kings to customise the front-end experience for its partner operators.Vegas Kings, who will help online partners of the software developer to improve websites with bespoke design using BetConstruct API’s, has also launched two exciting games using BetConstruct’s SlotBuilder.Configuring the playlines, symbols and reels through this SlotBuilder, Vegas Kings was able to put forward two authentic HTML5 games, Bling Spins and Soccer Shootout, both of which have already made it into BetConstruct’s vast catalogue of casino games.Ashley Adir, CEO of Vegas Kings, said: “Thanks to BetConstruct for giving Vegas Kings the amazing opportunity to work on the SlotBuilder platform. We were surprised at how easy, user-friendly and intuitive it was to build two games for the African market and working with BetConstruct as a partner made the process extremely smooth and efficient.”Edgar Mkrtchyan, Gaming Group Product Manager of BetConstruct, added: “SlotBuilder was created to provide freedom and artistry for anyone who wants to design their dream slots. We are very happy that so many companies have had an outstanding experience with it. And now we gladly welcome creative minds of Vegas Kings with their games that are going to hit the top charts.”It was notable that BetConstruct, winners of the White Label Supplier of the Year at last week’s SBC Awards, chose to partner with an igaming specialist, who this summer secured a 12-month retainer to handle all creative and web development requests for Resorts Digital.
LOS ANGELES — From a tactical perspective, the Golden State Warriors had done everything right to prepare for a situation like this.They had brought DeMarcus Cousins along slowly, limiting his minutes both through his on-court stints and resting on select nights. They picked up Andrew Bogut, himself a veteran of Golden State playoff runs, just to be safe in case they needed the depth.And yet.Watching DeMarcus Cousins go down in just his second career playoff appearance had a heart-rending effect on the Warriors. They’ve done championship runs without a dominant center, and they’re still the favorites to win their third consecutive title. But Cousins’ quadriceps tear, which will likely remove him from this run and end his season, hit them in a soft spot. Related Articles Kristaps Porzingis ruled out as Clippers, Mavericks set for Game 5; Follow for game updates For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory While Steph Curry acknowledged that Golden State has spent the past few days leading into Game 3 of the Clippers series gaming out strategies without Cousins in the mix, the team’s sympathy for the 28-year-old center was the most fervent sentiment.“I mean honestly you don’t really think about the ramifications of it,” Curry said. “You just think about what he’s going through as a human being, all he’s been through the last year and a half. And just how tough that is to endure.”Cousins’ injury is the second he’s dealt with in a span of roughly 15 months, following an Achilles tendon rupture he suffered last season while playing for the New Orleans Pelicans. The six-time All-Star shocked the NBA last summer when he signed a one-year deal with the Warriors, and the team proceeded to make history with a starting lineup with five multiple-time All-Stars. In 30 games this season, Cousins averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.Steve Kerr said he felt “crushed” for Cousins, who had never made the playoffs before this season, his ninth in the NBA. Due to his injury recovery, Cousins didn’t return to the court until January.Cousins, who will not need surgery for his torn quad, did not travel with the team for Games 3 and 4. Clippers vs. Mavericks Game 5 playoff updates from NBA beat reporters Clippers hope they can play to their capabilities, quell Mavericks’ momentum What the Clippers are saying the day after Luka Doncic’s game-winner tied series, 2-2 The Warriors might not have particularly thought Cousins wouldn’t be available this postseason with an injury, but they signed Bogut, who played for the franchise for four seasons between 2012 to 2016, in March to bolster their bench with a player who was innately familiar with their system. Kerr cited Bogut’s high-post passing and rebounding as strengths of his game.Curry said a “comfort level” exists with Bogut that has made for an easy transition, and pointed out that the Aussie is in great shape after playing professionally in his home country for much of the season. But his presence serves as something of a haunting reminder of what the Warriors are missing as they march on.“The reason we signed him – you never want to talk about it, you never want to admit – is the possibility of, and to shore up that center position in case of, injury,” Curry said. “That’s how it’s played out, and you gotta be ready to adjust and win basketball games.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error
DES MOINES — The director of the Department of Transportation says the agency is moving forward with road construction as the weather allows — but funding could become an issue.DOT Planner Stuart Anderson says traffic volume is down as many businesses are closed by the pandemic and people are staying home. He says they are seeing about a 40% reduction in travel through their automated traffic recorders. Less travel leads to a drop in road use taxes that are used for construction by the state, cities, and counties.Anderson says there are fewer gallons of gas sold and fewer dollars collected in gas tax. There are also fewer vehicles being sold and there is a five-percent fee collected when vehicles are sold. Anderson says the drop in Road Use Tax funds could be significant.“Right now we’re estimating at least a 25% reduction in state road funding,” Anderson says. “There is some discussion happening nationally about the potential for a future COVID relief fund by Congress to help backfill some of that lost revenue.”Anderson says there’s not a lot of time before the drop in funding would be felt. “There’s about a month or two lag from when those are collected to when they are deposited into the Road Use Tax Fund and then distributed to the DOT and cities and counties,” according to Anderson.“So we are expecting that we’ll start to see that reduction in May — with the May distribution of Road Use Tax Funds. So, this certainly has the potential to impact road construction projects.” Anderson says planners are working on contingency plans if the shortfall hits without any relief funds.“We are looking at potentially delaying putting some projects out for bid here in the next couple of months just to be better prepare if that happens,” Anderson says. “Depending on how long this reduction is in place — there is the potential that it could impact the projects that are already under construction.”Anderson says the state, counties, and cities would all have less funding, as a 25 percent reduction would be about $35 million each month to the fund. “A little less than half of that would be the reduction that the DOT would see. About a third of that is the reduction the counties would see, and then the remaining 20 percent of that is what Iowa cities would see as a reduction in state revenue for roadways,” Anderson says. He says they will continue to watch the numbers and determine the actions they need to take when it comes to state roadway construction.
TOTTENHAM reportedly sent scouts to watch Fenerbahce and Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi as they look for help for Harry Kane.Mauricio Pochettino flogged back-up forwards Fernando Llorente and Vincent Janssen in the summer, but failed to sign a replacement.3 Spurs are eying Kosovo striker Vedat Muriqi as potential back-up for Harry KaneCredit: ReutersThis left the Argentine boss with just 17-year-old Troy Parrott as the only natural striker to serve as Kane’s deputy this season.However, the North London club have now been tracking Muriqi, with scouts watching on as the Fenerbahce star netted during Kosovo’s 2-1 win over the Czech Republic last weekend.According to Turkish outlet Sabah, Spurs face competition for the 25-year-old, with officials from Lazio, Fiorentina, and Napoli also in attendance.Muriqi only arrived at Instanbul giants Fenerbahce this summer from Caykur Rizespor for £3.1 million.However, he has already netted twice in the opening three Super Lig games of the season before notching another double during the international break.TOP OF THE POCHKane will get a good look at his possible future team-mate tonight, with Muriqi in action against England at St Mary’s.Kosovo boss Bernard Challandes has already acknowledged the threat posed by the Three Lions skipper, as his team’s impressive 14-game unbeaten run will be severely put to the test.When asked about the threat posed from Kane, he replied: “Harry Kane and (Raheem) Sterling and (Marcus) Rashford and, and, and, and, and…!”For me it is a wonderful team but I have only this way in my head – I don’t want to say to my team, ‘OK, we stay in our own half and defend, defend, defend’ – I hope we can play and be an opponent, not a big opponent but an opponent with intensity.”3 Spurs have been criticised this season for failing to have a Plan B to break teams down, after former target man Llorente departed on a free.The Spaniard, who used to be sent on to add a different dimension to the club’s attack, signed a two-year deal with Napoli earlier this month.Vincent Janssen was also allowed to leave for Mexican side Monterrey, after failing to impress Poch following his £17m move from AZ Alkmaar in 2016.3Ex-Tottenham star Kieran Trippier hits out at Daniel Levy and Mauricio Pochettino – and reveals he was KICKED OUT of Spurs