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Detectives Investigating Double Homicide in Dearborn County

first_imgDearborn, County, In. — (UPDATE Monday, January 22.) Indiana State Police and U.S. marshals have two people in custody in connection with a double homicide near Aurora on Friday. The two suspects were apprehended in Pulaski, Kentucky over the weekend.Police found the bodies of a female and male in the 5000 block of Douglas Drive Friday night.*****************                        *****************                                 *****************Indiana State Police Detectives are investigating a double homicide after two victims were located in a Dearborn County residence yesterday evening, January 19, 2018.The investigation began when deputies from the Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department responded to 5033 Douglas Drive, Aurora, Indiana to check on the welfare of the people inside the home.  Upon entering the residence, the deputies located two victims who were deceased inside.Indiana State Police Detectives and Crime Scene Investigators were called to the scene to lead the investigation.  Evidence at the scene indicated that both victims (one male, one female) were victims of homicides.Autopsies on both victims is scheduled for tomorrow, January 21, 2018, in Hamilton County, Ohio.  The names of the victims will be released after their identities can be confirmed and their families have been notified.The investigation by Indiana State Police and Dearborn County Sheriff’s Department Detectives is ongoing at this time.  No more information is available at this time.Anyone with information about this investigation is urged to call the Indiana State Police, Versailles Post at (812) 689-5000.  Callers can remain anonymous.last_img read more

Man Utd Agrees Terms with Ighalo as Spurs Attempt to Sign…

first_imgA medical could be held in China, but United still face a race to complete a move before the 11pm deadline closes.Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day.United earlier had a £20m bid for Bournemouth striker Joshua King rejected as the club target cover in the absence of the injured Marcus Rashford, but their pursuit of the Norway international appears to have ended.But what shirt number could he wear is another big question? Seven options are open for the Nigerian to explore.At previous clubs, namely Udinese and Granada, Ighalo has worn the No 16, No 7, No 89 and No 25.Ighalo then moved to Watford and played for them in the Premier League, scoring 16 goals in the 2015/16 season while wearing the No 24.Since moving to China, he’s played for two clubs – Changchun Yatai and Shanghai Shenhua, where he’s worn the No 9.If he were to move to United, the two big numbers available for forwards are the No 7 and No 11.The No 7 was previously worn by Alexis Sanchez while Anthony Martial wore the No 11. Tottenham also made their own late attempt to secure a loan deal for former Watford striker Ighalo on Deadline Day.After the home game against Wolves on Saturday, United have a 16-day gap before they play Chelsea in their next Premier League fixture.Tottenham, who have explored a number of short-term options to cover for the injured Harry Kane this month, are increasingly unlikely to sign a striker but continue to explore what are now limited options.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Manchester United have reached an agreement with Odion Ighalo on personal terms and salary over a six-month loan from Shanghai Shenhua, with an option to buy, according to Sky in Italy.United are now in contact with the Chinese club to finalise the move.Ighalo is in pre-season training with Shenhua, but the new Chinese Super League season has been delayed due to the escalation of the coronavirus. Odion Ighalolast_img read more

Men’s hockey: Granato doesn’t want Wisconsin to be players’ final stop

first_imgThere’s an intrinsic competitiveness in hockey players which drives them to the extremes.It’s shown in years of 6 a.m. practices or flooding backyards overnight to make shoddy rinks, by the numerous scars and missing teeth in their smiles — minute inconveniences to a misunderstood group of fanatics, pursuing their passion. The painful injuries and hardships that come with hockey are no small obstacles, but where they lead drive players forward — especially those on the University of Wisconsin men’s hockey team. It is something Wisconsin’s new head coach Tony Granato understands all too well.“Players that are Division I-caliber want to get to the NHL,” Granato said. “I don’t know that there’s a college hockey player out there who doesn’t dream of playing in the NHL … our job as coaches is to develop them as fast as we can to get them ready for that.”After wrapping up his 27-season NHL career this past spring —14 as a player and 13 as a coach — Granato is eager to help his players embark on the same journey he once took. It was after his four-year stint at Wisconsin, from 1983 to 1987, that he left college hockey to join the New York Rangers organization and pursue a professional career.Men’s hockey: A combination that almost didn’t happen; new coaching creates buzz over beaten down programIn the midst of a desperate attempt to keep the Detroit Red Wings’ 25-year playoff streak alive, coaching the Wisconsin Read…Now behind the bench at his alma mater, his playing days long behind him, Granato’s focus has shifted towards creating an environment to foster the development of the NHL’s next stars. His program will be centered around bringing in the best talent possible and immersing them into a faster, more demanding system. The product will be a smart and confident team ready to make proper reads when games are on the line — a team comprised of the types of players who can make an impact at the next level.“[Players] can have confidence in us that we’re getting them ready fast so they can have their opportunity [for the NHL],” Granato said. “With us they know they’ll have their best chance to be ready for pro hockey. Just like when you’re in any other sport you want to play with the best, and the best for us is the NHL.”Granato sees little difficulty in creating that environment, given the talent brought in before his time at Wisconsin and those set to join the program in the future. The Badgers signed Trent Frederic in April and received verbal commitments from top prospects Ty Emberson and K’Andre Miller during the summer — all players who can drive the intensity and work ethic Granato is looking to establish and have the chance to reach the next level.Men’s hockey: Badgers sign US National Development Team memberWisconsin men’s hockey’s first recruit since Tony Granato’s hiring was named Wednesday. Adding to the budding excitement surrounding the 2016-17 Read…Tapping into that desire to reach the NHL will not only bring in the best players, but bring out the best in Wisconsin’s players. Granato sees confidence and drive as the two most important factors which make great players, and a system that dares players to push their boundaries and be creative is a sure way to bring those characteristics to the surface.“The standards have been set by the history and tradition of our program and it’s our job to uphold that by doing things right,” Granato said. “Raising our personal standards and the work put in off the ice has helped to make sure that we’re ready for next year to be a more confident team. We’re trying to be a team that, instead of giving up a goal when the game is on the line, makes the right plays and has the confidence to win.”Aside from the overarching strategy Granato looks to carry out, he and his coaching staff can critique their players’ game down to, say, the minutia of a wrist-shot or how to lead an odd-man rush with the utmost expertise.Players are excited to pick the brain of the man who not only coached current and future NHL Hall of Famers, but during his 14 seasons as an NHL forward, played alongside the greatest to ever lace up a pair of skates — Wayne Gretzky. It’s a role Granato is excited to take on and for players like Luke Kunin, who have NHL careers budding on the horizon, a truly unique experience.“The intensity, the work ethic, the competitiveness [Granato and his staff] have will help [Wisconsin] tremendously,” Kunin said. “Tony was a great player and coach in the NHL and knows what it takes to be there. A lot of us want to be [in the NHL] and for a long time, so for us to have a coach like this is not only helpful, but special.”Goldsobel: Jurusik and Kunin named top NHL draft prospects, but need to prove worthWisconsin men’s hockey is not what it once was. It seems so long ago that they were one of the NCAA’s Read…Granato wants his program to provide the type of development Kunin and other players need to make it to the NHL. He is prepared to do anything to make that happen for them. Wisconsin is already a strong feeder to the NHL, but Granato has set a goal to keep the program pushing its boundaries and ensure his players’ success: become the predominant route to the NHL for college players.An advanced, skilled team is sure to develop and excite over the next few seasons. This is in stark contrast to those from the past two, and it wouldn’t be a surprise to see some of those players challenging for a Stanley Cup one day. As Jason King, senior associate athletic director, put it, everyone involved at Wisconsin believes in and are excited about what Granato and his staff are doing.“We want a really strong hockey product on the ice,” King said. “We’ve taken the steps to do that by bringing in this coaching staff.”last_img read more

Aberdeen look to continue winning streak

first_imgThey’re away to Inverness.It’s second against third when title-holders Celtic host Hearts.Managerless Motherwell have bottom side Partick, while struggling Dundee United go to St Johnstone, Ross County head to Dundee, and Hamilton visit Kilmarnock.last_img

Tottenham’s Premier League chances take a hit

first_imgSpurs boss Mauricio Pochettino says they won’t give in.Meanwhile, Manchester City are without top scorer Sergio Aguero for their match against Crystal Palace this lunchtime.The Argentina striker is out with a groin injury while playmaker David Silva is doubtful with a hamstring problem.Victory for City in the 12.30pm kick-off would move them four points ahead of rivals Manchester United in the race for fourth.Hull City will be hoping to beat already relegated Sunderland and move four points clear of the relegation zone ahead of Swansea’s match against Everton in the evening kick-off.In the other 3pm matches, Leciester host Watford and it’s Burnley against West Brom. Tottenham’s chances of winning the Premier League title have been severely hit.They lost 1-0 to West Ham in last night’s London derby.The Hammers’ victory means they’re now mathematically safe from relegation.last_img read more

ZENITH WOMEN B’BALL: Cash Crunch Forces Oluyole Babes to Dump League

first_imgOluyole Babes Basketball team became the first casualty as the curtain fell on the second phase of the Zenith Bank Women Basketball League on Sunday at the Musa Yar’Adua Sports Complex.The Oyo State girls did not appear for their last match against Customs due to what was attributed to financial constraints.Nigeria Basketball Federation (NBBF) Secretary General, Mr. Augustine Balewa, confirmed the development when asked about the team’s whereabouts.Balewa said apart from Oluyole Babes, the remaining 17 teams honoured their matches.Meanwhile, the defending champion, First Bank, Dolphins and IGP Queens maintained their unbeaten 100 per cent record at the end of the second phase.First Bank is on top of the standings on goals difference. IGP Queens are second while Dolphins are third with the same number of points.In some of the matches decided on Sunday, Coal City Girls did not make a single basket as they lost woefully to Delta Force 21 – 0, GT 2000 were beaten by IGP Queens 68 – 51 while AHIP Queens outplayed Taraba Hurricanes 82 – 43.First Deepwater on their part secured a 60 – 44 point victory over Plateau Rocks.Oluyole Babes, Zamafara, Ekiti, Taraba and Coal City are the teams that are likely to be relegated at the end of the second phase.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Asante Kotoko suspends defender Ofosu Appiah

first_imgKumasi Asante Kotoko have handed a one-month suspension to defender Ofosu Appiah for opening his “mouth wide”.The centre-back caused a major stir after claiming some management members tried to convince the playing body to play a match of convenience against AshGold in the league.Appiah claims he rejected the bribe from a management member.Kotoko have decided to suspend the former Heart of Lions player from the team so he can assist in investigations.Source: Ghanasoccernetlast_img

Lakers slowly warm up to bubble life, work on conditioning in early practices

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREUCLA alum Kenny Clark signs four-year contract extension with Packers“The first time I heard of the DJ thing was today,” Davis said. “Dwight (Howard) told me he was the only one there.”But downtime is their own business, coach Frank Vogel said. Practice is another thing.The Lakers had their second practice of the restart Sunday night at the Visa Athletic Center, one of the playing venues at the Wide World of Sports Complex. It’s the first time the Lakers have been allowed to work out together since the hiatus began on March 11 — aside from being his birthday, Davis said he couldn’t even remember what that practice day was like.Out of heightened concerns about injury, Vogel has been bringing his team along slowly, warming up possibly dormant muscle groups with defensive slides and full-court sprints.“I mean the plan is that we’re beginning a marathon, and we want to take it slow, take it at the right pace,” he said. “The takeaways were that guys, overall, are in pretty good shape.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error Lakers, Clippers schedules set for first round of NBA playoffs “From a basketball standpoint just being able to play the game,” he said. “Luckily we have a chance now to continue to play and compete for a championship. But those four months when you can’t play pickup, you can’t practice, there was a lot that we couldn’t do especially in the early part of the quarantine. So now we’re getting a chance to get back in the swing of things, I’m excited just to be back on the floor, especially with my team.”Davis won’t wear a message on jerseyDavis became the second high-profile Laker in as many days to say he would bypass the NBA’s option to wear a message reflecting a social justice cause on the back of his jersey. No. 3 will simply wear “Davis” when the Lakers suit up on July 30.Danny Green and JaVale McGee are among the Lakers who have committed to wearing a message on their jerseys among a list of league and union-approved messages, such as “Black Lives Matter” and “How Many More?” Like teammate LeBron James, Davis said he’d represent the causes he cares about in a different way — although it was a close decision, he said.“I didn’t know what to decide. Should I have a social justice message or should I have my last name there?” he said. “I just think my last name is something that is very important to me. Also social justice as well. But just holding my family name and representing the name on the back to go through this process and my name and people who’ve been with me through my entire career to help me get to this point.” Lakers practice early hoping to answer all questions ORLANDO, Fla. — Sunday seemed like NBA summer camp at Disney World. Paul George has been showing off his fishing catches at the lake. J.J. Reddick downed a beer for Twitter followers from the cold tub.Anthony Davis … went outside for the first time.“We all realized how hot Orlando is,” the Lakers’ star said on a humid day with a high of 92 degrees. “I think for the most part guys are just sitting back in their room getting their me time and playing video games.”Whereas some teams have shown the full breadth of activities within the NBA’s Disney campus, the Lakers said they’ve largely tried to stay inside the Grand Floridian Hotel, where they could post up for the next three months. The NBA has taken pains to make sure players in particular are accommodated with entertainment, not all of which has been fully utilized. While DJ sets were scheduled for this weekend, the first of many NBA teams will spend here, at least one account was that they were sparsely attended.center_img Trail Blazers beat Grizzlies in play-in, earn first-round series with the Lakers How athletes protesting the national anthem has evolved over 17 years There have been some early issues: Danny Green didn’t practice on Saturday due to a laboratory glitch with his COVID-19 test, which everyone on the NBA campus receives in regular intervals. The Lakers were also without Dwight Howard, who arrived separately from the rest of the team traveling from Georgia and had to wait out the rest of his 36-hour quarantine period.Vogel said Sunday that both issues had been resolved, but acknowledged these kind of absences could happen in the future with a “bubble” system that is being tested in real time. Testing delays could result in players missing practices now and then, in addition to run-of-the-mill reasons.“We’ve just got to roll with the punches,” said Vogel. “This is an imperfect environment but it’s a great opportunity for all of us to finish our season, which is what we’re all interested in doing.”The practice sessions, for now, are closed to outside media, but Davis described them as physically similar to training camp all the way back in September. While the Lakers have a lot to lean on schematically from their experiences in the season, rounding back into “basketball shape” will take an especially focused effort before the team’s first scrimmage against Dallas on July 23.In his off-court life, Davis said, he missed movies the most. But playing pickup with his Lakers teammates wasn’t that far down the list, either.Related Articles Trail Blazers, Grizzlies advance to NBA play-in game; Suns, Spurs see playoff dreams dashed last_img read more

Athlete Dejan Mileusnić is breaking all records

first_imgDejan Mileusnić, 22 year old athlete from Zenica who started this year by setting new state records in javelin throwing, reports klix.baAt the last competition which was held in Sremska Mitrovica he broke his own personal record throwing the javelin at 79,62 metres, but a lot of effort was put into that result.He said in an interview to klix.ba that he comes from a family that is very sport-oriented and that in his beginnings he trained many disciplines. He noted that he has the support of his family.From March last year till this day, Mileusnić broke six state records and won numerous medals, among them the gold medal at the Balkan competition and the bronze medal at the European Winter Javelin Throwing Cup which was held in Spain.After six records, Mileusnić hopes for the new record in Zenica, where the Winter Javelin Throwing Championship will be held on 13 April which could give the right amount of points to qualify to World Championship in Moscow which will be held in August.The norm for World Championship is 81 m and the best score of Mileusnić is 79,62 m which is pretty close. After Zenica, he’ll compete at the Mediterranean Gams in Turkey, then at the European Championship in Finland and at many other athletic meetings in Europe.last_img read more