Chelsea striker Tammy Abraham has hit back at speculation he’s demanded in excess of £180,000-a-week to sign a new deal at Stamford Bridge.Advertisement Loading… The Blues are keen to tie the forward down to a new long-term deal after his breakthrough campaign in west London, where he’s outgrown the deal he signed in 2017.Abraham still has two years to run on his existing deal but reports claimed the forward had rejected Chelsea’s latest offer as he was holding out for a far larger deal.It’s claimed that the striker wanted around £180,000-a-week to stay at the club, in effect making him the highest paid player at Stamford Bridge.The Telegraph claimed on Wednesday that Abraham had not demanded to become the club’s highest paid player and was instead working on his fitness before the coronavirus outbreak forced the Premier League season into suspension.Responding to a Chelsea fan account that linked to the story, Abraham said: ‘Finally some real news’. Chelsea had been working hard on contract renewals but the postponement of the league season has made things more difficult.Tammy Abraham is in contract talks with ChelseaRead Also: Solskjaer makes Eagles star his ‘priority’ signing for Man UtdPedro, Willian and Olivier Giroud are all out of contract at the end of the campaign but the season is set to spill over into the summer.The Premier League are exploring legislation that would allow clubs to offer short-term deals to players in order for them to be able to finish the season with their clubs.However, much could depend on when the season is allowed to stay as much remains undecided during the pandemic.FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Promoted ContentBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them7 Universities Where Getting An Education Costs A Hefty PennyBest Car Manufacturers In The World7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend Better11 Most Immersive Game To Play On Your Table TopThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalCan Playing Too Many Video Games Hurt Your Body?The Network’s Greatest Shows On HBOA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!The Very Last Bitcoin Will Be Mined Around 2140. Read More8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth14 Hilarious Comics Made By Women You Need To Follow Right Now
Glynn C. Clark 88, of Aurora, Indiana, passed away Tuesday, April 10, 2018 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born March 13, 1930 in Barbourville, KY, son of the late William Clark and Millie Smith Clark.He worked as a Barber for Clarks Barber Shop in Lawrenceburg. He also worked in construction as a member of the Carpenter’s Union in Cincinnati, Ohio.Glynn was a graduate of Napolean High School. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Aurora. Glynn enjoyed hunting and fishing, especially with his sons; he also enjoyed gardening and he loved a good card game (7-up) and smoking cigars. Glynn always had a smile on his face and he loved people. He loved being with family and friends and he was a very proud grandpa.Glynn served his country as a member of the United States Army during the Korean Conflict. Glynn was a former commander of the Aurora VFW 5312, as well as a former commander of the Aurora American Legion Post 231. He was also a member of the Korean War Veterans Association Chapter 4 and was a valuable member of the KWVA Color Guard for many years. Glynn was also a member of the 40 et 8 Voiture 612 and the southern vice commander for the American Legion representing the 9th District. He was a very patriotic man and was proud of his service to our great nation.Surviving are wife, Carol Clark of Aurora, IN; children, Carolyn (Charles) Crosby of Florence, KY, Gregory (Linda) Clark of Carmel, IN, Linda Clark of Edgewood, KY, Jeffrey (Joyce) Clark of Jacksonville, FL; step children, Tina Waters of Hamilton, OH, David Overbey of Middletown, OH; siblings, Bert (Lorraine) Clark of Burton, MI, Amanda Snider of Granada Hills, CA; grandchildren, Mason & Mia Clark.He was preceded in death by his parents, William and Millie Clark, siblings, Reed Clark, Mayhew Clark, Edmonia Collins, Mae Shierling, and Andrew Clark.Friends will be received Friday, April 13, 2018, 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm at the First Baptist Church of Aurora, 6060 Blair Road, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at 5:00 pm with Pastor Bill Secrest officiating. Military services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or Honor Flight. 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.com
IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stocks – 1. Jeff Ware, Columbus, Neb., 1,188; 2. Cory Probst, Brewster, Minn., 1,170; 3. Tathan Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,151; 4. Cody Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, 1,149; 5. Leah Wroten, Independence, Iowa, 1,140; 6. Cody Williams, Minneapolis, Kan., 1,122; 7. Kaden Reynolds, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Brandon Nielsen, Spencer, Iowa, both 1,102; 9. Drew Barglof, Sioux Rapids, Iowa, 1,066; 10. Tim Gonska, Brainerd, Minn., 1,049; 11. David Norquest, York, Neb., 1,043; 12. Colby Kaspar, Columbus, Neb., 1,039; 13. Adam Goff, Minot, N.D., 1,036; 14. Brady J. Bencken, Oakley, Kan., 988; 15. Brooke Fluckiger, Columbus, Neb., 979; 16. Corey Madden, Avoca, Iowa, 970; 17. Cameron Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 966; 18. Braxton Berry, Colby, Kan., 948; 19. John Watson, Des Moines, Iowa, 936; 20. Will Miller, Sacred Heart, Minn., 901. IMCA Modifieds – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,192; 2. Kelly Shryock, Fertile, Iowa, 1,160; 3. Anthony Roth, Columbus, Neb., 1,154; 4. William Gould, Calera, Okla., 1,123; 5. Joel Rust, Grundy Center, Iowa, 1,120; 6. Shane DeMey, Denison, Iowa, 1,117; 7. Jeremy Mills, Britt, Iowa, 1,107; 8. Clay Money, Penokee, Kan., Chris Morris, Taylor, Texas, and Tim Ward, Chandler, Ariz., each 1,100; 11. David Goode Jr., Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,098; 12. Aaron Johnson, Brainerd, Minn., 1,064; 13. Kevin Green, Waco, Texas, 1,049; 14. Jarett Franzen, Maquoketa, Iowa, 1,045; 15. Zachary Madrid, Tucson, Ariz., 1,035; 16. Jim Thies, Mapleton, Iowa, 1,023; 17. Kelsie Foley, Tucson, Ariz., 1,015; 18. Sean Barragan, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, 1,005; 19. Bricen James, Albany, Ore., 995; 20. Regan Tafoya, Farmington, N.M., 982. IMCA RaceSaver Sprint Cars – 1. Kenneth Duke, Selinsgrove, Pa., 768; 2. Scott Lutz, Jonestown, Pa., and Mike Houseman, Des Moines, Iowa, both 747; 4. Mike Moore, Des Moines, Iowa, 711; 5. Colin Smith, Sheldon, Iowa, 670; 6. Ryan Lynn, Hollidaysburg, Pa., 665; 7. Jake Martens, Fairview, Okla., and Toby Chapman, Panama, Neb., both 641; 9. Jack Potter, Lees Summit, Mo., 633; 10. Jacob Gomola, Seneca, Pa., 629; 11. Zach Newlin, Millerstown, Pa., 622; 12. Reed Thompson, Petersburg, Pa., 619; 13. Larry McVay, Bordentown, N.J., 602; 14. Jonathon J. Jones, Irvona, Pa., 595; 15. Billy Johnson, St. Peter, Minn., 588; 16. Monty Ferriera, Fresno, Calif., 586; 17. Drew Ritchey, Everett, Pa., 578; 18. Mike Oliver, San Antonio, Texas, 576; 19. Dylan Proctor, Beech Creek, Pa., 572; 20. Andy Shouse, Oklahoma City, Okla., 564. IMCA Sunoco Stock Cars – 1. Jordan Grabouski, Beatrice, Neb., 1,195; 2. Mike Nichols, Harlan, Iowa, 1,183; 3. Westin Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,146; 4. Jason Batt, Harker Heights, Texas, 1,127; 5. Kyle Pfeifer, Hill City, Kan., 1,126; 6. Mike Petersilie, Hoisington, Kan., 1,125; 7. A.J. Dancer, Red Rock, Texas, 1,109; 8. Brian Blessington, Breda, Iowa, 1,099; 9. Jay Schmidt, Tama, Iowa, 1,097; 10. Austin Brauner, Platte Center, Neb., 1,093; 11. Cody Center, Mesa, Ariz., 1,051; 12. Dan Mackenthun, Hamburg, Minn., 1,025; 13. Jeffrey Abbey, Comanche, Texas, 1,018; 14. Bryan Schutte, Wayne, Okla., 1,017; 15. Calvin Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,010; 16. George Fronsman, Surprise, Ariz., 1,004; 17. Troy Burkhart, Hays, Kan., 1,002; 18. Donavon Smith, Lake City, Iowa, 966; 19. Kevin Opheim, Mason City, Iowa, 960; 20. Jason Wilkinson, Neligh, Neb., 955. Mach-1 Sport Compacts – 1. Ramsey Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 1,177; 2. Terry Tritt, York, Neb., 1,141; 3. Steven Bevills, Granbury, Texas, 1,120; 4. Alex Dostal, Glencoe, Minn., 1,117; 5. John Gill, Marshalltown, Iowa, 1,064; 6. Darwin “Bubba” Brown Jr., Jackson, Minn., 1,054; 7. Jade Lange, Humboldt, Iowa, 1,046; 8. Kaytee DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 991; 9. Tyler Fiebelkorn, Creston, Iowa, 988; 10. Tom Meyer, Pierce, Neb., 960; 11. Oliver Monson, Humboldt, Iowa, 930; 12. Jay DeVries, Spencer, Iowa, 881; 13. Shawn Hein, Beatrice, Neb., 848; 14. Roberto “R.J.” Esqueda, Madelia, Minn., 816; 15. Parker Vollbrecht, Stanton, Neb., 793; 16. Derek Cates, Woodway, Texas, 780; 17. Anthony Vandenberg, Dublin, Texas, 769; 18. Howard Watson, Weatherford, Texas, 758; 19. Barry Taft, Argyle, Iowa, 745; 20. Nathan Wahlstrom, Beatrice, Neb., 740. Smiley’s Racing Products Southern SportMods – 1. James Hanusch, Belton, Texas, 1,111; 2. Gregory Muirhead, Mabank, Texas, 1,102; 3. Taylor Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 1,087; 4. Damon Hammond, Burleson, Texas, 1,030; 5. Larry Underwood, Temple, Texas, 922; 6. Chris Cogburn, Robinson, Texas, 904; 7. Chris Florio, Copperas Cove, Texas, 733; 8. Casey Brunson, Lott, Texas, 659; 9. Jeff Shepperd, Waco, Texas, 653; 10. Austin Moore, Axtell, Texas, 643; 11. Trevor Egbert, Salado, Texas, 635; 12. Garett Rawls, Elm Mott, Texas, 630; 13. James McCreery, Midlothian, Texas, 618; 14. James Skinner, Burleson, Texas, 595; 15. Cullen Hill, Healdton, Okla., 594; 16. Justin Nabors, Kemp, Texas, 571; 17. Brandon Geurin, Robinson, Texas, 564; 18. Blaine Shives, Leonard, Texas, and Kyle Wilkins, Italy, Texas, both 547; 20. Jon White Jr., Red Oak, Texas, 544. IMCA Late Models – 1. Matt Ryan, Davenport, Iowa, and Cory Dumpert, York, Neb., both 594; 3. Jeremiah Hurst, Dubuque, Iowa, 589; 4. Jeff Aikey, Cedar Falls, Iowa, 587; 5. Justin L. Kay, Wheatland, Iowa, 582; 6. Andy Nezworski, Buffalo, Iowa, 577; 7. Todd Malmstrom, Hampton, Ill., 553; 8. Dalton Simonsen, Fairfax, Iowa, 537; 9. Eric Pollard, Peosta, Iowa, 529; 10. Gary Webb, Blue Grass, Iowa, 525; 11. Jim Johnson, Plainview, Neb., 523; 12. Curtis Glover, Runnells, Iowa, 520; 13. Zachary Zentner, Cedar Rapids, Neb., 516; 14. Robert Osborne, Norfolk, Neb., 508; 15. William “B.J.” Jackson, Clinton, Iowa, 493; 16. Chuck Hanna, Port Byron, Ill., 486; 17. Lake Knutti, Chadwick, Ill., 485; 18. Chase Osborne, Battle Creek, Neb., 483; 19. Les Siebert, York, Neb., 479; 20. Shawn Cooney, Bondurant, Iowa, 475. Karl Kustoms Northern SportMods – 1. Cody Thompson, Sioux City, Iowa, 1,189; 2. Jake McBirnie, Boone, Iowa, 1,169; 3. Chase Rudolf, Prole, Iowa, 1,168; 4. Matt Looft, Swea City, Iowa, 1,154; 5. Tyler Soppe, Sherrill, Iowa, 1,141; 6. Hunter Longnecker, Woodward, Iowa, 1,121; 7. Dakota Sproul, Hays, Kan., 1,120; 8. Guy Ahlwardt, Antioch, Calif., 1,107; 9. Luke Stallbaumer, Tecumseh, Kan., 1,106; 10. Brett Berry, Colby, Kan., 1,084; 11. Kevin Johnson, Bakersfield, Calif., 1,081; 12. Jerry Miles, Bernard, Iowa, 1,079; 13. Doug Smith, Lanesboro, Iowa, 1,077; 14. Justin Svoboda, David City, Neb., 1,074; 15. Cade Richards, Lincoln, Neb., and Brian Osantowski, Columbus, Neb., both 1,072; 17. Kyle Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,064; 18. Tony Olson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, 1,063; 19. Rusty Montagne, North Sioux City, S.D., 1,046; 20. Vince Engebregtsen, Algoma, Wis., 1,029.
Back in the summer of 1998, Major League Baseball was caught up in the great homerun chase between Mark McGwire and Sammy Sosa. Both players battled back and forth to see who would get to that all-important 62nd home run first. While McGwire ultimately reached 62 before Sosa, fans everywhere — no matter what team they affiliated with — were captivated by the chase. It seemed nothing could go wrong in the game of baseball.Fast-forward just three short years later to 2001. San Francisco Giant slugger Barry Bonds — who was 37 years old that season — surpassed McGwire’s record of 70 home runs in a single season, and eyebrows were raised. How could a record so magical fall again in just three years? It took 37 years for McGwire to break Roger Maris’s record, and now Bonds had broken McGwire’s in just three seasons. Questions of steroids and performance-enhancing drugs began to arise. From that point on, anytime anyone in the game did anything great, thoughts of steroids came up in the back of the fans’ minds.Even when we want to believe a player is clean, evidence or tests prove they have taken some sort of steroid. Case in point: Rafael Palmeiro. During the congressional hearing, under oath, Palmeiro vehemently denied ever taking steroids. Four months later he became only the fourth player in MLB history to have 3,000 hits and 500 home runs. Then just two weeks later, it was revealed that he tested positive for steroids. Even feel-good stories have endings with a sour note. This season, St. Louis pitcher-turned-outfielder Rick Ankiel made his return to the majors with a bang by hitting a home run in his first game as an everyday player. But less than a month after his return, Ankiel is now tied up in a human growth hormone (HGH) scandal.However, it finally appears that MLB — and more specifically the Major League Baseball Players Association — can take a positive step to rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs.According to a report on ESPN.com, a mass-use blood test for HGH will be ready in the coming months. If this report is true, it is time for the union to finally step up and start thinking about the players’ health instead of ways to raise salaries to another ungodly level. They need to approve testing for HGH beginning with the 2008 season for a number of reasons. It took a congressional hearing — where legislators basically had to demand that baseball institute a tougher drug-testing program — for the players union to finally agree to drug testing. Now Donald Fehr and other union execs have a chance to do something that is not only in the best interest of the players, but the best interest of the game. They need to be proactive with this test, instead of waiting until Congress once again forces their hand. Up until now, the reason HGH wasn’t tested was because there was no test for it. Now that one will become available shortly, MLB and its union can further rid the game of performance-enhancing drugs by instituting random HGH tests. And it also appears that MLB has a chance of getting a leg up on the NFL in drug testing by implementing the HGH test as soon as it is available. In the same report on ESPN.com, NFL union head Gene Upshaw said, “There’s no way I’m having my guys punched for a blood test every time they walk into a locker room.”Fehr and the rest of the union need to change their stance and get the HGH test put in place as soon as it becomes available, for the sake of the players and the sake of the game.Greg is a senior majoring in communication arts. He is also the co-design director of The Badger Herald. He can be reached for comments at email@example.com