Convicted Molester Sentenced To Twelve Years

first_imgA former Aurora man has been sentenced after he pled guilty to two counts of child molesting.Cornelio Salinas, 40, was sentenced to 12 years in prison and 18 years of probation in Dearborn County Circuit Court on Friday, Feb. 14. According to sentencing information, he will also have to register as a lifetime sexual offender.He could be out much earlier due to the time he has already served in jail. He was credited with 1,026 days good time served.He was arrested in September 2012 after an investigation that he allegedly molested a young girl between 2000 and 2002.last_img read more

Saturday almost had it all at Shawano

first_imgJoey Taycher won for the first time in his IMCA Modified career Saturday at Shawano Speedway. (Photo by A and H Photos)By Scott OwenSHAWANO, Wis. (June 10) — One night removed from a full moon, the Shawano Speedway al­most had it all … a nasty wreck, a first-time winner, sweet redemption following a nasty wreck and drivers coming from deep in the field.Joey Taycher got soaked in victory lane after his first career IMCA Modified victory. Travis Van Straten won his fourth local IMCA Sunoco Stock Car feature of the season and Jason Ebert won his first Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature of the season.The IMCA Modified feature got off to a scary start as more than half the field was involved in a wreck at the end of the back straight away. Lance Arneson rolled multiple times before his car came to rest on its side. All drivers were okay though numerous cars were eliminated from action.Once the race got going again, Taycher and Matt McDermid raced side-by-side for the top spot before Taycher pulled ahead. Taycher led the rest of the race for his first career win in the divi­sion. McDermid held on to finish a strong second in only his third night back after a seven-year hiatus. Seventy-six-year young Jerry Muenster continues to amaze after a third place finish.Luke Uttecht led early in the IMCA Stock Car feature as Van Straten quickly raced to se­cond. Van Straten and Justin Jacobsen passed Uttecht to begin a battle for the lead. As the laps clicked away, Jacobsen made numerous attempts to find a way around Van Straten. Jacobsen tried the high line right on the wall and the low line right on the barrels, but to no avail. Van Straten held on to win the race, his fourth in a row. Dan Michonski came from 15th to finish third.The Northern SportMod feature was led early by Tyler Thiex but Ebert quickly moved to the front. Ebert led the rest of the way fending off a late charge by Lucas Lamberies for the win. For Ebert, it was sweet redemption after a nasty wreck a few weeks back. Lamberies, fresh off a big win in Davenport, Iowa the previous night, came from 18th to finish second. Jordan Barkholtz took third.last_img read more

Jerry W. Davis

first_imgJerry W. Davis, 54, of Lawrenceburg, Indiana, passed away Friday March 15, 2019 in Cincinnati, Ohio.He was born October 12, 1964 in Covington, KY, son of the late Shirley Rogers.He worked as a Manager for Barleycorns. Jerry enjoyed fishing, playing Pokemon, video games and watching the Bengals. He loved to joke around.Jerry is survived by his children, Amanda Davis, Holly South, Robyn South, Erik Dixon, Lisa Davis; grandchildren, Savannah and JR Adcock, Keondre, Logan and Adrian South and Erika and Serenity Dixon.He was preceded in death by his mother, Shirley Rogers, and his loving wife, Angelia (Dixon) Davis.A graveside service will be held at the Old Burlington Cemetery on Friday, April 5, 2019 at 2:30 pm.Contributions may be made to the family. If unable to attend services, please call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Pulis hopes he has bought goals

first_img “The lads have found it easy to integrate with them. You have to try and get your best team on the pitch, it is about finding out how fit the new lads are and whether you take a little bit of a chance. “The big thing with signing new players is, I think they are all good, but how quickly do they settle in? It takes time and some people take longer to settle in so it is always a gamble.” That gamble did not pay off for Holloway whose mass changes unsettled the dressing room at Selhurst Park and saw him depart in November to be replaced by Pulis. The 56-year-old has since guided Palace to five league wins, enough to take them just above the bottom three and level on points with Saturday’s opponents West Brom. The Baggies have surprised many by their struggles this season but Pulis will not be underestimating Pepe Mel’s side. “I think every club will have good times and bad times,” he said. “The important thing is to keep focused, they have got some good players and they have got a lot of experience in the Premier League and it will be a tough game for us. “Whether you are on the same number of points, above them or below them, the big thing is that you stay focused on what you try and do to get the three points.” Neither Marouane Chamakh nor Cameron Jerome have scored for the Eagles in the Barclays Premier League since the turn of the year, with Palace the lowest scorers in the top flight having netted just 15 goals in their 24 league fixtures so far. Scott Dann, Thomas Ince and Joe Ledley, as well as goalkeeper Wayne Hennessey, were all brought in by Pulis on transfer deadline day and the trio of outfield players have scored 13 goals between them this campaign. Now the former Stoke boss is hopeful they can add another dimension to his side at Selhurst Park, with West Brom the visitors on Saturday. “We need to score more goals full stop,” Pulis said. “But we also need to share the goals more around the team, we are a little bit disappointed that we haven’t scored as many goals from set-pieces as well because we have some big lads in the team. “We have got to contribute all over the pitch, irrespective of who scores, the main thing is that we have the firepower to score from all over the pitch.” Pulis had made no secret of wanting to add to his squad in the transfer window, with the Eagles currently sitting just one point and one place above the Premier League relegation zone. The Welshman finally got his men at the close of the window but was pleased to avoid a mass recruitment drive similar to that of the summer where predecessor Ian Holloway welcomed 16 new recruits. “Well we haven’t signed 16 players that is for sure,” Pulis added. “It came together okay. What we tried to do and what we tried to achieve we ended up getting there so that is pleasing. Tony Pulis is hoping his January signings can help take the goalscoring burden away from his shot-shy strikeforce. Press Associationlast_img read more

Ramsey: QPR still believe

first_img “I am very disappointed,” Ramsey said. “We had a spell where we could, at least after the first goal, stopped the flow and stopped the tide. “There’s nothing to explain it, apart from that we’re in this position because of those key moments. We really need to do better in those situations.” QPR did rally after half-time but it was a matter of too little, too late due to their embarrassing first-half collapse. “The opportunity for me was to come in and try the best to turn things around,” Ramsey said. “The squad is the squad, we’re going to work with the players that we’ve got. “I am hoping nine games is enough, that’s all that I’ve got, so we’ll go for it as best we can. “The players believe in it. The players downstairs are disappointed, they’re not bickering and moaning at each other. Press Association QPR boss Chris Ramsey says there is still belief in the QPR dressing room that they can beat the drop despite falling to yet another defeat at Crystal Palace. “Yeah, some people are disappointed and some people are obviously voicing their opinions about how disappointed they are, but they’re still unified, as you’ll find. “They’re still unified in what we’re trying to do and all we can do really is to keep fighting.” The visitors’ only highlight on a miserable afternoon in south London was Phillips’ outstanding long-range strike. Just as the match was petering out, the winger took aim and rifled past Eagles goalkeeper Julian Speroni from 43 yards, earning applause from both sets of fans. “To be honest with you, it was a great strike but a tap-in or a 40-yarder, it made no difference,” Ramsey said. “Two of their goals were tap-ins and I’d rather have two tap-ins than one of those.” While Ramsey found it hard to get excited about Phillips’ goal, with Palace all-but assured victory when it went in, counterpart Alan Pardew was far more appreciative. “No one was going to save that,” the Eagles boss said. “That was a freak goal. “From 25 or 30 years on a training ground, I can’t remember seeing a better goal on the training ground let alone on a match day. It puts it into context. “I remember David Beckham scoring the goal here (against Wimbledon in 1996) and from a technical point of view Phillips’ one was better because it was a real, outstanding hit. He can be very proud of that.” It was not just Phillips rolling back the years, as Pardew heaped praise on Zaha and Yannick Bolasie after their electrifying displays. “I wouldn’t say they were the best wingers in the country, but they’re exciting,” he said. “There’s two flaws in their game, really. One – they don’t score enough goals and two – being disciplined in their defensive duties. “They are two areas we’ve worked hard on but their individual talent, the way they go past players and lift it over their heads, that’s purely from within and what they’ve learned in how they’ve been brought up. “They were fantastic, so exciting in the first half – a kind of throw back. “(Former Palace boss and ex-Manchester United winger) Steve Coppell would have been pleased today – I hope he was watching because it was like a Steve Coppell game today.” Five points from 12 top-flight matches makes grim reading for all those connected to Rangers, who on Saturday paid the price for their embarrassing first-half capitulation. Wilfried Zaha, James McArthur and Joel Ward all struck as Palace ran amok as half-time approached – goals which proved decisive as the hosts ran out 3-1 victors, with Matt Phillips’ goal of the season contender a mere consolation. last_img read more

England ban football as warm-up activity post-Rory Burns injury

first_imgCape Town: England has decided to do away with playing football to warm-up before a training session after they lost the opener, Rory Burns, to it for the remainder of the ongoing four-match Test series against South Africa.Burns, who was England’s top scorer in the first Test, injured his left ankle while playing a football match during the warm-up prior to the Cape Town Test and scans revealed that he sustained ligament damage.In the aftermath of the Burns’ injury, Ashley Giles, England cricket director and head coach Chris Silverwood have decided to ban football as a warm-up activity in training sessions, reports ESPNcricinfo.Giles has always expressed his disapproval for his side playing football and had said that when he took the job that he was unhappy to see football as part of England’s warm-up. However, he was persuaded by senior players who felt that it was an important part of the bonding process of the squad and therefore, he agreed to review it once the World Cup had finished where England emerged victoriously.The former England left-arm spinner had banned football from Warwickshire when he was director of cricket there.The misfortune for the left-handed opener — who scored 84 runs in the Centurion Test which England lost by 107 runs — comes after right-arm pacer Jofra Archer pulled out of bowling practice on Thursday. IANSAlso Read: Rory Burns and Joe Root Help England to Reach 125/2Also Watch: State Cabinet Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma addresses public meeting at Gogamukh, Lakhimpurlast_img read more

The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together

first_imgThe federation’s executive committee will discuss the new measures and the specifics of the new calendar on Monday.The French government called off the country’s 2019-20 soccer season on April 28 as part of efforts to contain the coronavirus pandemic.___More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports Dr. Thom Mayer told members of the NFLPA in a message Saturday that the risk of being stricken by the new coronavirus is too great to be staging those workouts. Mayer said staff was working on the best mitigation procedures at team facilities for both training camps and the upcoming season and advised “against any voluntary joint practices before training camp commences.”In recent days, members of the Buccaneers, Cowboys, 49ers and Texans organizations tested positive for COVID-19. The NFL has allowed team facilities to reopen on a limited basis, with no players except those rehabilitating injuries allowed on the premises. Training camps are scheduled to open in late July, with the first preseason contest the Hall of Fame game on Aug. 6 between Dallas and Pittsburgh. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The medical director of the NFL players’ union has recommended that all players stop private workouts together. Toronto is deferring to the NHL’s policy on handling test results, with the league providing updates on testing totals and positive tests without disclosing the identities of affected clubs or players. Judd Moldaver, Matthews’s agent, did not respond to requests for comment.According to the Sun, the 22-year-old Matthews has self-quarantined in his Arizona home and hopes to be ready to play if the NHL season resumes. The NHL hopes to open training camps next month, and finish off the 2019-20 season later this summer.Matthews had 47 goals and 33 assists in 70 games before the suspension of the season on March 12.Toronto goaltender Frederik Andersen stayed with Matthews in Arizona for the first stages of the COVID-19 pandemic, but according to the Toronto Sun he tested negative for the novel coronavirus and is no longer in Arizona. Team headquarters is remaining open under the first phase of the NFL’s reopening plan.Earlier this week, the NHL’s Tampa Bay Lightning closed their facility after three players and two staff members tested positive.___The Toronto Maple Leafs will not comment on reports that star player Auston Matthews has tested positive for the coronavirus.The Toronto Sun and The Toronto Star report that the center tested positive. The Leafs say a player’s medical information is private. June 20, 2020 The league has said it plans to play its season as scheduled, with the first game set for Sept. 10 at Kansas City.___Rio de Janeiro Mayor Marcelo Crivella has suspended all professional soccer matches in the city only three days after play restarted amid the coronavirus pandemic. Crivella issued a decree on Saturday arguing that time is needed to adapt safety protocols for all teams. The suspension is valid for five days. On Thursday night, Flamengo beat Bangu 3-0 at Maracanã Stadium in the first professional soccer match in South America in nearly three months. The game marked the return of Brazil’s state leagues, but at a field hospital near a stadium gate doctors said two COVID-19 patients had died. Since Atlanta United began individual player workouts on May 6, the club has followed MLS health and safety guidelines, including physical distancing and sanitizing during individual workouts, small group training sessions and full group training sessions. The club works in consultation with the CDC, local health authorities and MLS regarding testing and training guidelines.___Three members of the NFL’s Tampa Bay Buccaneers have tested positive for the- novel coronavirus at the team’s training facility, and the Bucs have closed affected areas of the building.The team said those areas will remain closed until extensive sanitizing is completed. All individuals who may have been exposed have been notified, the Bucs said in a statement, “and are following the established protocols, which include a 14-day quarantine period.” The team did not identify three people who tested positive. The Latest: NFLPA advises halt to private workouts together Arizona has seen a recent spike in COVID-19 cases. On Friday, the Arizona Department of Health Services reported 3,246 new positive cases of COVID-19, exceeding Thursday’s single-day high of 2,519 cases.The league said Friday that it has tested more than 200 players at club facilities during voluntary training since June 8, with 11 testing positive.___French soccer authorities are allowing fans back into stadiums from July 10, with an initial limit of 5,000.Noël Le Graët, president of the French Football Federation, says it is possible more spectators will be allowed into the French Cup final at the end of July and for the resumption of top-tier Ligue 1 play at the end of August. Associated Press ___Atlanta United confirmed a second positive result for a player following mandatory club testing on Friday. No additional positive results for players or staff were received Friday. The club announced its first positive result for a player on Thursday. The second player was asymptomatic and has been in isolation since Wednesday, adhering with MLS health and safety protocols that require at least two positive tests to ensure the first result was not a false positive. The team conducted non-contact, individual training sessions on Friday and Saturday and will continue non-contact training on Monday. Mandatory COVID-19 testing will take place again Monday. If negative test results for all players and staff are received, the team will resume full team training on Tuesday. So far, Rio state has counted more than 8,500 fatalities from the disease. Brazil officially topped 1 million cases of COVID-19 on Friday.___Kansas State has paused all voluntary workouts for football players for two weeks following the most recent COVID-19 test results.As of Friday, 14 athletes had tested positive for active COVID-19 following testing of more than 130 athletes. The school said those who have tested positive are being medically managed according to current guidelines. That includes self-isolation for 10 days and until the patient is without fever for 72 hours without medication, whichever takes longer. Athletics director Gene Taylor said the university felt that temporarily pausing all football workouts and access to facilities was the best decision for everyone. last_img read more

Despite looming departure to ACC, Orange remains focused on final season in Big East

first_img Published on August 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm NEWPORT, R.I. — Doug Marrone insisted it didn’t feel awkward to be sitting at Big East football media day knowing next season, his team will be in the Atlantic Coast Conference.“I have no feeling toward that,” Marrone said. “I don’t get it. I guess maybe because our focus is so much on getting our players ready to compete and getting ready to play a schedule. Or maybe it’s me, I’m not built that way.”The Syracuse head coach repeatedly said he doesn’t think about anything beyond this season, and is now only focused on training camp.Looking too far ahead to the Orange’s time in the ACC isn’t something he wants to do.It was a popular topic Tuesday, but Marrone stuck to the same answer.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThough SU will no longer be a member of the Big East, the program will still be a part of the tradition of football in the northeast under Marrone.“You’re talking about a guy that played at Syracuse, and I always looked at it as northeastern football,” Marrone said. “I’ve always been a believer in eastern football. For me, it’s very difficult with all the changes. Years ago, not the ones going on now.”Temple returns to Big East with reenergized programJohn Paquette called coach after coach to the front of the Bellevue Ballroom in Newport’s Hotel Viking. Six drab, generic,cliché-filled speeches followed with only South Florida’s Skip Holtz’s bringing some life to the podium.Then Steve Addazio marched to the microphone from the back right corner of the room. As if giving a pep talk, he spoke about the change in the Big East as well as his program.“It’s a new Temple,” Addazio said. “It doesn’t resemble anything of where it was six, seven, eight years ago.”As Addazio was quick to point out, Temple enters the Big East coming off three winning seasons, during which the team went 26-12, earned a win in the New Mexico Bowl and completed a $10 million football facility.As members of the Big East from 1991-2004 the Owls didn’t record a winning season and went 29-126. In 2004, Temple was expelled from the Big East due to poor performance, attendance and a lack of investment in the program by the university as a whole. The Owls competed as an independent for two years before moving to the Mid-American Conference for the last five seasons.But the dark period in the Big East in the Owls’ history isn’t lost on the current Temple players.“I wouldn’t say burying it would be the best idea. I think we can help use it as motivation,” Owls kick and punter Brandon McManus said. “ … We’re excited to try and make Philadelphia a college football town.”Big East looks to prove itself nationally West Virginia is gone, and Syracuse and Pittsburgh are leaving after this season.Houston, Southern Methodist, Central Florida, Memphis, Boise State and San Diego State are set to join in their place with the latter two doing so on a football-only basis. Navy is scheduled to do the same in 2015.But Tuesday, coaches and officials focused on the season when talking about the strength of the conference on the national landscape.“By any objective criteria you choose the Big East has been, is today and will continue to be one of the top conferences in the nation,” said Nick Carparelli, senior associate commissioner of the Big East. “ … There is nothing in this sport that can be done in any other league that can’t also be done in the Big East.”The league also announced a marketing plan to better brand the league in years to come. Details of the plan were not released.In the past two seasons of Big East play, five different programs have earned a share of the conference title. In 2010, it was Connecticut, Pittsburgh and West Virginia. Cincinnati, Louisville and West Virginia did the same last season.“I think you’re going to find out in the next year and many years to come that we’re a player on the national scene,” Cincinnati head coach Butch Jones said of the Big East. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Joy Sports projection: Why Oly, Bechem will join BA Utd for relegation

first_imgThe Joy Sports team projects that the battle to survive relegation will go to the last day with club’s statuses likely to be decided at the death.The relegation scrap currently sees six teams in a fix. They are Heart of Lions, Bechem United, New Edubiase, Liberty, Hearts of Oak and Olympics all in danger to dropping to the second tier of Ghana football.But Joy Sports can project that Olympics and Bechem United are the most likely to join already-relegated BA United in Division One next season. The two, by virtue of the complexity of their fixtures, are predicted to pick the least points as the league heads to the final strait.Accra giants Hearts of Oak are expected to pick a minimum of nine points out of the remaining 12 to ensure their survival in the league.  The Phobians are tipped to win their remaining home games against Bechem United and Chelsea while winning away to either WAFA or Medeama. This will surely be enough to see the Phobians to preserve their Premiership status and they will live to die another day.But their city rivals Olympics, who currently lie 14th on the table, have very difficult fixtures – Aduana and Heart of Lions at Dormaa and Kpando respectively. The Wonder Boys are likely to lose out on all six points.While Aduana will need the point to continue their title charge, Heart of Lions will grab the points to ensure premiership football continues in Kpando. Considering Ashantigold’s pursuit of the league title also, Olympics are projected to pick a draw from that last round game against the Miners. The Wonder club will be picking four points out of a possible 12. Bechem United on the other hand travel down south twice to face Hearts in Accra and Inter Allies in Tema. These two trips are projected to be unfruitful for the Bechem side.The Bechem side are yet to win away from home and this stat is likely to continue on their last trips to Accra. This will be their undoing come the close of the league.A last day victory over BA United will still not be enough to see the Bechem side beat the drop.New Edubiase must also tread cautiously as any slip up can see them easily take up Bechem’s place in relegation. They have tricky fixtures against Aduana and Hasaacas and must be treated with all seriousness.The stage is set for an intriguing end to the league. –CLICK TO READ: Dark history looms over Hearts boss Eddie AnsahCLICK TO READ: Analysis – How Hearts will escape relegation–Follow Kweku on Twitter: @nana_odum and Gary @garyalsmith. Get more FCPPL updates on Facebook/Twitter with the #JoySports hashtag. Live coverage of key games this Sunday from 3pm on Sports Arena on Joy 99.7FM.last_img read more

NBA playoffs: Blake Griffin breaking out among postseason highlights

first_imgA look inside the numbers of the NBA playoffs, as the conference semifinals resume Friday night with Cleveland at Chicago and Houston at the Los Angeles Clippers.The other semis pick up again Saturday, with Golden State at Memphis and Atlanta visiting Washington.BREAKOUT BLAKEYour early front-runner for NBA Finals MVP (provided he gets there, of course) might very well be Blake Griffin of the Los Angeles Clippers. Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Here’s all he’s done in these playoffs, going into Friday’s play:— He’s the NBA playoff leader in total points (229), rebounds (129) and assists (69). Yes, the Clippers had the benefit of playing more games than anyone else so far in the playoffs, but for Griffin to have more assists than anyone in the early going is unexpected, to say the least.— He has three triple-doubles. The rest of the league has zero so far in these playoffs.— Nine games, nine double-doubles. He’s the only player with one in every postseason game thus far. And keep in mind, no one had more than nine of those in the entirety of the 2014 playoffs.3 FOR ALLcenter_img More 3-pointers are being shot in playoff games than ever.By a lot. By a whole lot.Entering Friday, the average NBA game in these playoffs has featured 50 free-throw attempts — thanks, Hack-a-Everybody — and a staggering 49 tries from 3-point range. That’s a pace well above the 44.7 attempts from 3-point range during last year’s playoffs, and is also way ahead of any regular-season clip in league history.It’s been clear that this is easily basketball’s most three-happy era since the arc was added, but consider that just three years ago the average playoff game had 47 free-throw tries and 35 shots from long range.Now, the numbers are basically even.Atlanta is averaging 32 attempts from 3-point range per game in these playoffs. Of the eight teams left, the only one that isn’t at times totally reliant on that particular shot is Memphis, which averaged about 13 attempts from distance in its first seven playoff games.And all that shooting from deep partially explains this …CLANKThat’s the sound everyone’s hearing a lot of so far in these playoffs.Going into Friday, the league was shooting at about 44 percent in the postseason — on pace for only the 40th-best single-playoff effort in NBA history.But that’s not all on the 3-pointer, where teams have been connecting on about 35 percent of their tries. Foul shooting has been downright putrid as well.Across the league, teams have hit 73.5 percent of their shots from the foul line in the playoffs, a number that is obviously watered down by all the intentional hacking of primarily DeAndre Jordan and Dwight Howard. That’s on pace for just the 47th-best playoff season from the line leaguewide.There is some good news for the lovers of offense, however. Despite all those misses, playoff games haven’t had this many points (202.5 per game entering Friday) since 1992.HOME-COURT ADVANTAGEOr more specifically, what home-court advantage?Home teams are 29-20 going into Friday’s games, and everyone who had home court for Games 1 and 2 of the conference semifinals no longer has the home-court edge going into Game 3 of their respective series.All of them are knotted at a game apiece.LEBRON 7KLeBron James of the Cleveland Cavaliers is closing in on yet another longevity milestone, that being 7,000 minutes in NBA playoff games.He’s at 6,966 heading into Game 3 of Cleveland’s series with Chicago on Friday night. He’ll become the 12th player in league history to log that many playoff minutes, and he’s going to climb the league’s assist charts as well.James goes into Game 3 with 1,059 playoff assists, tied with San Antonio’s Tony Parker for No. 6 all-time. Chances are, James will be No. 4 on that list before too much time has passed in Game 3; Steve Nash is No. 5 on the playoff assist list with 1,061, and Larry Bird is No. 4 at 1,062.last_img read more