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Area High School Girls Basketball Scores

first_imgWRBI Area Girls Basketball Scores.Tuesday (12-9)Jac-Cen-Del  64     Waldron  20Richmond  77     Franklin County  34Rising Sun  55     Oldenburg Academy  47North Decatur  44     Eastern Hancock  39Scottsburg  70     Shawe Memorial  37Indian Creek  70     Hauser  36Columbus East  100     Southwestern  45last_img

Chelsea target Thiago Silva almost died from tuberculosis at 21

first_imgThiago Silva became one of the best defenders of his generation, but over a decade ago the Brazilian was weeks away from death after catching tuberculosis. The PSG centre back, who is wanted by Chelsea to sure up the West Londoner’s defence, was diagnosed with the bacterial infection while at Dynamo Moscow in 2005. At just 21 years old, Silva was hospitalised for six months while Russian doctors treated him for the condition he contracted six months before the illness was detected. The tuberculosis was so advanced, docs even considered removing part of his lungs to ensure his survival. But his mother, Angela, and wife, Isabelle stepped in advising against surgery that would’ve put pay to Silva’s football dreams before it had even started. “That would have ended my career, I needed guardian angels to take me away,” Silva told AP. Silva, now, 35, was signed by Dynamo from Porto in January 2005 for a fee of around £3.5m. Despite not playing a single game for the Portuguese giants, other than a smattering of matches in the reserves in the second division, Dynamo took a punt on the unknown entity. The Russian club’s President, Alexei Fedorychev had big plans for Dynamo that year, bringing in seven players from Portugal that January. He even appointed experienced Brazilian manager Ivo Wortmann to ensure the language barrier wasn’t a problem for the new signings and his team could challenge for the Premier League. But club doctors were surprised that Silva was getting tired so quickly. They also were shocked that most of their new recruits were bought without proper medical checks. Silva became very ill, suffering from symptoms including a high temperature, coughing fits, and severe sweating. Clearly it wasn’t a case of the flu, he was sent to the hospital where doctors conducted a series of tests to determine what was wrong. They were stunned to learn he was suffering from tuberculosis and had been for six months prior to their discovery. Simply put, doctors told him he was two weeks away from death and was extremely lucky the disease was caught when it was. “In 2005 I was sent out on loan to Dynamo Moscow, but the city was horrible, I was cold and got ill,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sport Week back in 2011. “I was in the hospital for six months. I was 10kg overweight and, despite everyone else in the hospital being so skinny and not wanting to eat, I was always hungry. read also:Thiago Silva confirms Fiorentina talks “My mother said I didn’t look ill, but I couldn’t move. “The doctors would tell me to get up and go for a walk, but I couldn’t do it. This disease is also contagious, so I was put in isolation, only able to play computer games and go on the internet. read also:Thiago Silva confirms Fiorentina talks “Every now and then a doctor would come in and give me an injection, three or four times a day, plus 10-15 pills. “I eventually found out that I’d had tuberculosis for six months. The doctors said if another two weeks had passed, I might not have been able to recover. “I almost died. This is why, whenever I play, I think back to those moments in Russia.” During his treatment, medical staff advised the central defender he needed to have a part of his right lung cut out to survive the ordeal. Effectively, that would’ve meant he would have to quit football. “I told them no one would open my husband up and end his dream,” wife Isabelle told AP. “I am not a doctor, but no one believed he should go through surgery. “To see him wearing the Brazil shirt is a victory for us all, especially those that know him from those days.” During that dark time, Silva thought about retiring, despite being given a clean bill of health. It was the second time in his life he considered quitting the game. “I had thought of quitting football altogether,” he told Gazzetta dello Sport magazine Sport Week. “There was another occasion when I went to Flamengo for a trial and after two sessions they said I could go, as I was no better than any of the players they already had. “I told my mother I didn’t want to play football anymore, as nobody wanted me. “However, she said in that case I’d have to go work for my brother, so I immediately changed my mind and looked for another club!” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading… center_img Promoted Content6 Ridiculous Health Myths That Are Actually TrueCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayGreatest Movies In History Since 19829 Iconic Roles That Could Have Been Played By Different ActorsBest & Worst Celebrity Endorsed Games Ever MadeEd Sheeran’s 8 Best CollaborationsWhich Country Is The Most Romantic In The World?7 Of The Wealthiest Universities In The World7 Things That Actually Ruin Your Phone10 Amazing Characters We Wish Were Official Disney PrincessesA Guy Turns Gray Walls And Simple Bricks Into Works Of ArtWho Is The Most Powerful Woman On Earth?last_img read more

IMCA All-Star drivers, na­tional champions receive firesuits from Velocita

first_imgCLEMMONS, N.C. – Velocita helps recognize 30 more of the best IMCA drivers this season, dur­ing the Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational.Every Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified driver starting the 13th annual event, on Friday, Sept. 9 dur­ing the IMCA Speedway Motors Super Nationals fueled by Casey’s at Boone Speedway, re­ceives a custom firesuit from Velocita and race sponsor Axle Exchange.“We are very excited to be a part of the All Star event! While many of the elected drivers are al­ready Velocita customers, it’s humbling that Fast Shafts chose Velocita to make these suits,” said Velocita director Brad Smith. “We look forward to a star-filled night and the entire Super Nationals week.”Velocita is in its fifth year as an IMCA marketing partner and again gives custom firesuits to na­tional champions in all eight sanctioned divisions. Those firesuits will be presented at the national awards banquet in November.Modified, Stock Car and Hobby Stock regional champions not winning national titles receive prod­uct certificates good for $200 off the purchase of a custom firesuit.Velocita also manufac­tures gloves and shoes. More information is available at the company’s website, on Facebook or by calling 336 816-7223.“Velocita has really set themselves up to be the most recognizable custom suit manufacturer for IMCA racers,” said Kevin Yoder, IMCA marketing director. “With free suits on display at our na­tional banquet, and now on the grandest stage in motorsports at the IMCA Speedway Motors Su­per Nationals fueled by Casey’s, Velocita really supports IMCA racing at the highest level.”last_img read more

Ighalo: I’ll walk off if racially abused

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United striker Odion Ighalo has said he is prepared to walk off the pitch if he is racially abused again in his career, after revealing he was called “all sorts of names” by an opposition player in China.Ighalo, on loan from Shanghai Shenhua, reported the abuse to the Chinese FA, but after no action was taken he decided to “let it go”. The 30-year-old, who has called for “justice to be done” following George Floyd’s death in US police custody, now said he would be ready to take further action should he be subjected to racist abuse on the football pitch.“If it happens to me I would report it to the referee and see what they do, but if they don’t take action about it then I’m going to walk off because it should not be done to any player or anyone in the world,” he told Sky Sports News.“In one game in China I got called all sorts of names and after the game, I didn’t shake his hand. I walked straight into the dressing room, I was angry, I reported it to the FA.“I didn’t press forward with it, I just let it go because I’m just this kind of guy. I don’t like to drag issues out. But I don’t think it should be condoned in any country.“Nobody should condone racism,” said Ighalo. “We are all human. Despite the colour of our skin, we are all the same, we live in the same world, the same life. “I don’t condone racism, but at the same time, I don’t condone riots.“It didn’t start today, it’s not going to end today. It’s going to take time. We are hoping this situation can change the narrative and make it more limited. It’s going to reduce it to a minimum.“We are fighting now so that for the next generation it will be cut off, finally.“We have to start from the younger generation, educate them, let them see that all humans are the same. We should fight for humanity not colours.”Tags: ChinaChinese FAManchester UnitedOdion IghaloShanghai Shenhualast_img read more

Martin keen to repay ‘special’ fans

first_img “It does hurt the lads and, at the same time, when we are winning we enjoy the praise and the adulation, so we want that more than the other stuff.” Martin added: “We just want to emphasis how good the fans have been for us, they have backed us home and away in what has been an up-and-down season. “The way we can repay their faith and support is by winning games to stay in this league, and hopefully by the end of the season that gesture will be irrelevant because we will be where we want to be. “You can’t let the pressure affect you. The inconsistent season has been frustrating, but it is up to us now to make sure we end it in a positive way. “Hopefully, we can move on now and everyone gets behind us to make sure we get three points against West Brom.” Norwich will wait on the fitness of centre-back Joseph Yobo, who was ruled out of the Swansea game with a calf injury. Defender Michael Turner could come back into contention following his three-month lay-off with a hamstring problem. Hughton, meanwhile, has welcomed the restorative justice process taken against a Norfolk man in his 40s who had posted an offensive comment on Facebook directed at the Norwich boss, the only black manager in the Premier League. A public on-line apology has been issued and the offender will meet representatives of the Kick It Out campaign to undertake further education. Hughton said: “This is something I was consulted about and myself, the club and the authorities have all worked together on very much. “The outcome has seen a public apology, we have worked very closely with the Kick it Out campaign and we feel what has been determined is the right thing.” Club captain Russell Martin hopes the Norwich players can further maintain their “special relationship” with Canaries’ fans by beating West Brom and taking a step closer to Barclays Premier League survival. Scotland international Martin – who helped guide the Canaries back up to the top flight from League One under Paul Lambert – wants the team to now pay back the faith of the supporters with positive results. “This club is a bit different to a few in this league, the relationship between fans and players is different, it is closer,” said Martin, who signed from Peterborough in January 2010. “There are not many clubs in the Premier League where after the game the fans can have access to the players, when we go to get our cars, we speak with the fans. “When you are around the city, it is not the biggest (of places), so you are bumping into fans constantly. “It is a special relationship which you do not often get in football at this level. “Everyone who plays for the team lives in this city, it is not like at other clubs where you can travel and may be withdrawn from it. “You live it everyday, even walking to the shops, the lads bump into fans and people express their opinion, sometimes you might not agree with it, but that is what makes football great. “You just don’t get that in many places, and we want to keep it like that. Press Association Chris Hughton’s side were stuffed 3-0 at Swansea last weekend in another woeful away display – a sixth successive defeat on the road, which saw the squad offer to refund the match tickets for the 899 travelling supporters, many of whom had made the 612-mile round trip from Norfolk. The defeat left Norwich again looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone, some six points clear heading into the final half-dozen matches. last_img read more

Pardew: New faces trying too hard

first_img Press Association The Tyneside outfit emerged with their first point of the new Barclays Premier League season from a contest in which most of the few goalscoring opportunities there were came their way. The likes of Remy Cabella and Daryl Janmaat failed to make the most of chances before substitute and fellow summer signing Siem de Jong was denied late on by a decent Brad Guzan save. Newcastle boss Alan Pardew was urged his side to find a cutting edge after they drew another blank in a goalless draw at Aston Villa on Saturday. Newcastle lost their first game of the campaign 2-0 at home against Manchester City and they ended the game at Villa Park one a man light after Mike Williamson was sent off in stoppage time. Pardew was satisfied with his side’s overall display, but said: “Obviously the last third today was not so good. “I think a lot of the new offensive players are trying so hard and sometimes that isn’t the way to score goals. “You need to have that super, uber-confidence. We know we need to get some goals and hopefully at Gillingham (in the Capital One Cup on Tuesday) we can get a couple before we play Crystal Palace (in the Premier League at home on Saturday) and get that one off us. “But there was a lot of good play and a lot of good movement. “I felt sorry for Willo (Williamson), because I thought he was terrific in his distribution today and then he gets sent off. “Overall, to come to Villa and control the second half like we did, I’m pleased.” Pardew, who said he felt Newcastle had deserved to win, was caught on camera during the game performing an apparent dance to convey a message to France midfielder Cabella from the touchline, which involved the manager shifting from side to side and pulling an exaggerated smile. Asked about that, Pardew said: “I just felt he was trying too hard. He had a lot of publicity last week (for his performance against City) and I just felt he was a bit tense. “He had a couple of great situations for us where he didn’t deliver and that is not like him. So I was just trying to get him to play with a smile. “I spoke to him again at half-time and I thought he was better in the second half and he kept the balance of the team well. But he will play a lot better than he did today.” Pardew also said Newcastle had their “finger on the pulse” with regard to the possibility of doing further business before the end of the transfer window. He stressed – after stating he thought there would be “some movement”, with “maybe one or two” departures – that he has had no offers for any of his players. Villa boss Paul Lambert gave an upbeat assessment of his team’s performance, which followed their 1-0 win at Stoke last week. Asked if he was worried about how much Villa had threatened the Newcastle goal, Lambert said: “To an extent, but then I think Guzan only had a couple of saves to make and that’s not too bad. “We have (strikers) Christian Benteke and Libor Kozak to come back from injury and once they come back we are going to be really strong in that department. “I couldn’t fault the lads for the way we played. We were resolute and it is another clean sheet. There were some really big performances there. “It is a great start for us. After everyone was all doom and gloom about the club towards the end of last season, we certainly took that challenge on and I thought today we were excellent in the first half – all we needed was a finishing touch on that. “Newcastle came down here last year and did a job on us (winning 2-1). “I don’t think anybody could begrudge us getting something from this game.” last_img read more

Cricket News MS Dhoni Cannot Pick And Choose Series For India: Gautam Gambhir

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: MS Dhoni has not played an international cricket game for over two months ever since India’s semi-final loss to New Zealand in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 clash at Edgbaston. Dhoni chose to make himself unavailable for selection for the series against West Indies as he chose to serve with the Indian Territorial Army in Kashmir for two weeks. Dhoni also did not play in the three Twenty20 Internationals against South Africa and there are reports he might skip the Bangladesh series. BCCI sources have said Dhoni is suffering from injuries to his back and wrist and that is the reason for his unavailability.However, Gautam Gambhir, the former India opener who announced his retirement from all forms of cricket in 2018, has said the selectors need to talk to Dhoni about his future. “Retirement is an individual call, I think for me selectors should talk to him (MS Dhoni) and ask him about his future plan. Ultimately for me, playing for India, you should not be picking and choosing series,” Gambhir said. Gambhir’s statement that retirement is an ‘individual call’ has also found backing in Shikhar Dhawan, who said the call to retire rests firmly on Dhoni himself and he should take the call.Also Read | Revealed – The Real Reason For MS Dhoni Not Being Available For Indian Cricket Team”Dhoni has been playing for so long, I feel he understands when he should retire. This should be his decision. He has taken very important decisions so far for India in his career and I’m sure he will make the call when the time comes. That’s the quality of a big leader. He knows the potential of every player, and knows to what extent a player should be backed. He knows how to make a champion out of a player. India’s success during his captaincy justifies this. His (Dhoni’s) control is his biggest quality,” Dhawan told in a TV show. Also Read | This MS Dhoni Video Of Gully Cricket Will Make All Of Us NostalgicBoth Dhawan and Gambhir backed Rishabh Pant to do well, with Gambhir stating that immense scrutiny of Pant will not help in his development. “There is too much attention that is being given to a new player. He is just 21, he has played for last two and a half years. He has got two hundreds in Test cricket. We should not be comparing him with anyone, the team management should be backing him in the right way. He is still young and he has got a long future ahead,” Gambhir said. Dhawan also said that Pant will have a long career for the Indian cricket team. “Rishabh is very talented and I am sure he will have a long career for India. He is trying hard. There are situations when you don’t score, but then you learn from them. It happens with everyone and I’m sure he will learn from it. He (Pant) is a good player and we need to back good players. Even I went through rough patches in my life, and I still do. It is part and parcel of this game,” Dhawan added.last_img read more

Class of 2018 forward Nate Roberts reportedly commits to Washington

first_imgClass of 2018 forward Nate Roberts committed to Washington Tuesday night, Elevate Hoops reported.The three-star power forward, per, cut his list to Syracuse, Washington and Nebraska on Sept. 20. He currently attends Brewster (New Hampshire) Academy alongside SU commits Brendan Paul and Buddy Boeheim, son of Syracuse head coach Jim Boeheim.Since before Roberts started playing for Team Melo of the Nike EYBL, he had been on Syracuse’s radar, Dwayne Wise, the recruiting coordinator at Team Melo, told The Daily Orange.“Syracuse has been there the whole time,” Wise said.Former Syracuse associate head coach and now-Washington head coach Mike Hopkins had been the original recruiter of Roberts. After his departure for UW, Wise said, SU head coach Jim Boeheim took over the recruitment.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textRoberts first came onto Wise’s radar in his sophomore year of high school. Scouts had reached out to Wise after Roberts had “blown up” at an Under Armour circuit camp. So, he recruited him to play for Team Melo.“When I first saw him, I watched him at a high school game,” Wise said. “He appeared to be a little raw, but what I’ve noticed is he has really good skills.”Those skills, Wise, said, is his ability to knock down the mid-range shot and even stretch the floor out to the 3-point line. He also has good ball handling and is an “underrated passer for his size.”Roberts is listed at 6-foot-9 and 210 pounds, per 247sports. He is the sixth-best player out of Maryland and 57th ranked power forward in 2018.“One of the things that stood out with him,” Wise said, “was his ability to run the floor as a guard and (he) just happened to grow.”Roberts is the second player to select Washington over Syracuse since Hopkins became the head coach. He joins Hamier Wright, a four-star small forward that reclassified to the Class of 2017. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+center_img Published on October 17, 2017 at 7:48 pm Contact Charlie: | @charliedisturcolast_img read more

Beat writers predict Syracuse men’s basketball season record, MVP and X-Factor

first_img Published on November 4, 2018 at 8:14 pm Comments Last season, Syracuse received the final at-large bid to the NCAA Tournament and rattled off three wins in five days to make the Sweet 16. This season, the expectations are higher from the start. The Orange are a consensus top-25 team across all major rankings and return all five starters, along with Elijah Hughes being eligible to play after sitting out last season.Here’s what our beat writers think the Orange will accomplish this season.Charlie DiSturcoReady for takeoffRecord: 24-7MVP: Tyus BattleX-Factor: OffenseA year removed from a Sweet 16 appearance, Syracuse returns all five of its starters — including star Tyus Battle, who’s been working on his shot all offseason. Tack on the fact that transfer Elijah Hughes and freshmen Jalen Carey and Buddy Boeheim will work into the rotation in 2018, and this SU team is ready to take that next step. It’s very rare to have a team both this experienced and deep in college basketball. While Syracuse was a very solid defensive team last year, it struggled offensively. That’s where the new additions will play a role. Hughes and Boeheim add another facet to the offense with their 3-ball — the Orange shot 31.8 percent from 3 as a whole — and Carey is a versatile point guard. There’s a lot to love about this Syracuse team, and if the SU offense can put it all together, they have the potential to make a lot of noise in the NCAA Tournament once again.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMatthew GutierrezFive-headed monsterRecord: 23-8MVP: Tyus BattleX-Factor: The BigsAll five starters back, quick guard off the bench, stellar 2-3 zone, finally some depth, blah, blah, blah. The last time SU was this hyped? Two years ago, and we all know how that season panned out. I look forward to seeing how Tyus Battle, Oshae Brissett and Frank Howard develop not so much in their ability to score — we saw them do that last season — but in how they engage their teammates. That’s the key, because we learned a year ago that three scorers aren’t enough to be consistent. Plus, can the bigs pose more of a threat in the paint? Can Syracuse generate more production off the pick-and-roll? Keep an eye there. Nonetheless, the Orange shouldn’t be overlooked with this much talent and depth. There’s a potential for a deep run come the Big Dance.Billy HeyenThe boys are backRecord: 25-6MVP: Tyus BattleX-Factor: Oshae BrissettFor a few spring months, the outlook of this season hung in the balance. Tyus Battle was involved in the NBA Draft process. But he came back. Battle should lead the Orange in scoring for the second-straight year, and Jim Boeheim expects increased depth to help SU play faster. But the difference between good and great will come down to Oshae Brissett. Does he settle in right around 15 points and nine rebounds a game, like last year? Or has he grown into a top-10 player in the ACC, someone who makes 35-plus percent of his 3-pointers and challenges to be an NBA lottery pick in June? Teams with one star — think Ben Simmons at LSU, or Markelle Fultz at Washington — rarely become memorable. Teams with two, like Carmelo Anthony and Hakim Warrick for the 2003 national champs, can be special. If Battle and Brissett both have grown, that’s exactly what this Syracuse team could be.center_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Mounting injury worries for Tipp hurlers ahead of Limerick clash

first_imgMeanwhile last years Young Hurler of the Year Cathal Barrett is still an injury worry for the Tipp camp – the Holycross – Ballycahill player injured his shoulder last April at a training camp in Spain.Manager Eamon O’Shea is very unsure of his participation on Sunday, rating him at 50/50.Throw-in at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday is at 4 o’clock and Tipp FM will have full live coverage in association with Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, Nenagh. The Premier County face Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds on Sunday with John Bubbles O’Dwyer a possible doubt.The All Star winner is understood to have sustained an ankle injury during a training camp at Carton House over the weekend.The 23 year old Killenaule clubman is to undergo a scan on the injury.last_img read more