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first_imgRoscoe E. Moody, 89, of Effingham, Illinois, formerly of Osgood passed away at 7:25am, Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Brookstone Estates in Effingham. He was born near Benham on January 11, 1927 the son of Marion and Lula Gray Moody. He was married to Betty Rickroad and she preceded him in death on May 26, 1984. Survivors include one daughter Marilyn Irene Cornet-Hale of Berea, Kentucky; four grandchildren Ross (Carla) Cornett of Altamont, Illinois, Sandy Cornett of Shumway, Illinois, Marc Sanders of Clarksville, Tennessee, and Anette Youngblood of Green Castle, Pennsylvania; four great-grandchildren Lantz, Trevor, Evan, and Logan Cornett all of Altamont, Illinois; one brother Ray Moody of Milan. He was also preceded in death by his parents: Marion and Lula (Gray) Moody, wife:  Ruth “Betty” Rickroad-Moody, brother: Ralph and his wife Fleta Moody, sister: Ella Ruth and her husband Ralph Evans. Mr. Moody was a 1945 graduate of Cross Plains High School and was a veteran of WWII serving with the US Army from December 20, 1945 until his discharge on December 29, 1946. Roscoe rose to the rank of Sergeant and for service to his country he received the WWII Victory Medal and the Army of Occupation of Germany Medal. In civilian life he was a driver for Baylor Trucking in Milan and was the general manager of the Bobber Auto/Truck Plaza in Effingham. After his retirement he was employed with Dust & Sons in Effingham. Roscoe was a Life Member of the Versailles American Legion and was a 53 year member of the Versailles Masonic Lodge. Masonic services will be held on Thursday, January 5th at 11am at the Stratton-Karsteter Funeral Home in Versailles with funeral services to follow. Burial will be in the Benham Cemetery with military graveside rites by the Versailles American Legion. Visitation will be from 10am Thursday until time of services. Memorials may be given to the Benham Cemetery in care of the funeral home.last_img read more

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first_img Press Association Gareth McAuley scored two headers in Torshavn while Kyle Lafferty fired in his sixth goal of the qualifiers to defeat the 10-man Faroes and leave O’Neill’s team on the cusp of history. Northern Ireland have not reached a major international tournament since the 1986 World Cup, but the current squad can end that long absence from elite international competition with victory over Hungary in Belfast in three days’ time. “We know the significance of three points,” O’Neill said of the Friday night victory. “It’s a fantastic prize for the players, well deserved. They’ve won three of the four games away from home which is phenomenal in any campaign. “I genuinely can’t see them letting this opportunity…them not taking it – I can’t see how they won’t take it.” The possibility that his men could choke with the prize so tantalisingly close is not one O’Neill fears either. Instead, he is looking forward to a Windsor Park meeting with the Hungarians which could end in joyous celebration. “It’s a great scenario to be playing for qualification in our home stadium,” O’Neill added. “The pleasing aspect of it is we do have a little bit of a safety net there as well. A lot of people talked about this as a must-win and a pivotal game – it really isn’t. The work we did in the early part of the group gave us a buffer that we didn’t need tonight. “We can go into that (Hungary) game and do everything possible to win that group. We’re top and I just think the players will respond. “This is the game that was going to be the nervous game. The next game, I think they’ll handle it. I look at the intensity of the team, right through the team, there wasn’t a player that didn’t perform tonight. I just thought we were excellent to a man. “We just have to continue that. The effects of the game tonight and the fatigue element of it, I don’t think they will be a factor given what’s at stake.” McAuley, who scored in the reverse meeting between the two countries last year, gave the visitors the perfect start with a 12th-minute header at Torsvollur. Stuart Dallas’ error contributed to Joan Edmundsson’s equaliser, but Edmundsson was then dismissed after the hour mark for two cautions, both picked up for rash challenges on Oliver Norwood. Within 10 minutes McAuley had nodded home another free-kick and Lafferty rifled in a third, completing a “perfect evening” for O’Neill, whose men rose to the top of their group thanks to Romania’s stalemate in Hungary. Faroes boss Lars Olsen claimed Edmundsson’s red card was the key moment. “I was very pleased after the first 45 minutes,” he said. “I think the beginning of the second half it became better and better. We have control, we don’t give any chances away and then of course the red card changed the game. That’s the way I see it. “The way the match was played, I’m a little bit disappointed because I think we played very well if you see it compared to the game we played in Belfast. We were much better today. I congratulate Northern Ireland with the victory but I’m a little bit disappointed.” Michael O’Neill is now adamant his Northern Ireland side will be in France for Euro 2016 next summer after a 3-1 victory in the Faroe Islands moved them to the top of their Group F qualifying group.last_img read more

first_img Latest posts by Hugh Bowden (see all) Latest Posts Is this the kind of government we deserve? – July 10, 2017 Hugh BowdenExecutive EditorHugh writes editorials, covers Hancock County sports and helps out where needed in The American’s editorial department. When he’s not on the sidelines, he enjoys playing jazz and tennis. hbowden@ellsworthamerican.com GSA surges in 4th to win Northern Maine title – February 26, 2017center_img Bio Like he did in the ’60s, Noel Paul Stookey sings out in troubling times – December 27, 2017 ORONO — The string of post-season playoff wins ended for the Bucksport Golden Bucks on Wednesday afternoon as they fell to the top-seeded Orono Red Riots 5-0 in the Class C Northern Maine girls’ soccer championship final.The 15-1-1 Red Riots scored the only goal they needed less than two minutes into the game when junior striker Becky Lopez-Anido gathered in a loose ball in front of the net and pushed it past Bucksport junior goalkeeper Bree Coombs.For the next 30 minutes, the Bucksport defense withstood the almost constant scoring threat provided by Lopez-Anido and junior strikers Daphne Murphy and Aashild Fridtun, the latter a Norwegian exchange student.But with 7:50 remaining in the first half, Lopez-Anido took a pass from Fridtun at the corner of the penalty box and beat Coombs with a shot to her left to give the Orono a 2-0 lead.This is placeholder textThis is placeholder textThe Red Riots dominated play throughout, allowing just one long-distance Bucksport shot on goal late in the second half while peppering Coombs with 40 shots of their own.Three more of those found the net in the second half.Fridtun took a pass from Murphy and lined a hard shot off Coombs’ hands and into the net less than three minutes into the second period.Lopez-Anido completed a hat trick with her third goal at the 22:49 mark, rolling a ball into the back corner of the net from about 15 yards out, and Murphy capped the scoring with another shot off Coombs’ hands with 15:54 to go.“Without question, they were very motivated, very ready for us today and they did a great job,” said Bucksport coach Mike Garcelon.“We worked hard all season and had a great defensive run at the end of the year,” he said of his own team. That run gave the 7-7-4 Golden Bucks upset wins over third-ranked Central and second-ranked Houlton in quarterfinal and semifinal rounds.Garcelon already is looking ahead to picking things up next year where they left off this season. “We’ve got four seniors who had great years and certainly were the heart and soul of the program, but then I’ve got a lot of young, young kids coming back and a lot more coming up next year.”Orono will now face the Southern Maine champion Waynflete Flyers, who bested Madison in overtime, for the state Class C title on Saturday at 10 a.m. in Presque Isle.last_img read more

first_img Yggdrasil Gaming selects SBC Summit to showcase latest innovations February 17, 2020 StumbleUpon SkillOnNet powers Royalbet’s Europe launch December 17, 2019 Share Related Articles SBC Digital Summit: A crash course in adaptability and resilience  April 27, 2020 Submit Share Join Ozwin and his trusty apprentice in Yggdrasil Gaming’s new “spellbinding” title.Named Ozwin’s Jackpots, players are challenged to lift an ancient curse in the five reel, 20 payline, slot, which will see spells weaved in an attempt to bring the magician, the central character of the game, back to his human form, which in turn can be exchanged for big wins.The new offering will see players collect crystals in order to restore power to orbs, which will result in a shot at five different jackpots.This will also feature a Spellbook bonus game, which has the potential to earn extra crystals and see bounties also on offer.It is detailed that Jackpots in the new offering will fall on a more regular basis than other multi jackpot games, with the aim being to ensure players remain engaged.  Jonas Strandman, Head of Slots at Yggdrasil Gaming, said: “Ozwin’s Jackpots is all about jackpots. Yes, the game has an engaging concept, fun gameplay and sound mechanics, but its real attraction lies in the fact that it’s designed to pay out jackpots more often than other multi-jackpot games, with the smaller ones dropping many times a day.“We are quietly confident that these constant jackpot drops will make the game a fan favourite for years to come.”Ozwin’s Jackpots has launched on Yggdrasil’s established HTML client framework iSENSE 2.0+, and will be backed by its collection of in-game promotion tools, Boost, which are designed to boost retention rates for all operators.It will also feature the Yggdrasil Brag tool, which allows customers to watch replays of winning spins and share them with friends and fans on social channels.You can preview the Ozwin’s Jackpots in the video below.last_img read more

first_imgSunderland have successfully appealed against the sending off of defender John Mensah during Sunday’s 2-0 Premier League home defeat by Liverpool.The Ghanaian received a straight red card – which carries an automatic one-match ban – after he collided with Reds striker Luis Suarez.Mensah was set to miss the trip to Manchester City on 3 April.But he will now be available after a Football Association disciplinary committee overturned the suspension.Sunderland manager Steve Bruce said: “We thank the Football Association for considering our appeal, and naturally we’re delighted John will be available for the game against Manchester City.”Source: BBClast_img read more

first_imgThis weekend was packed with a lot of friendly matches by most Ghana League clubs as clubs await the start of the league.Some  played elite competitions, local friendly matches others were also engaged in  international matchesHere are some of the results of matches that went on this weekend.Ashgold disciplined kotoko by beating them  two goals to nil at the Obuasi Sport Stadium,goals were scored by Emmanuel Baffour and Ato BisaMedeama S/C whipped the national under 23 by  three goals to nil at the Takoradi sport stadiumThe goals were scored by Philip Aseweh before Kennedy Boateng and Nathaniel Asamoah added the other goals.International freindly match between semmasi fc vrs Hearts ended two all at Benji stadium  in Togo .Paul Acquah and Hamza Fuseini scored for Hearts of Oak some results of  Elite cup competition ( 1st round ) as follows:King Solomon 0-0 Pure joyKFC Samosa 4-2 Tarkwa UnitedAsokwa Deportivo 3-2 RAINBOW f/cMetro Stars 3-2 wINDY Profs Utrecht 1-1 GalazyReal Athletico 9-0 ZaytunaAmin 0-3 Ajaxlast_img read more

first_imgMARCH MADNESS: Interactive and printable bracketsThe most eye-popping stat2: Wisconsin’s Ethan Happ is one of two players in the NCAA tournament to record more than one triple-double in 2018-19. The only other player to do so was Murray State’s Ja Morant. Happ, a 6-10 forward, is averaging 17.5 points, 10.1 rebounds and 4.6 assists this season. He could be poised for some big numbers if his team continues to lean on his production.The most overrated seedNo. 6. Villanova: The Wildcats finished the season 25-9 and ranked 25th in the country by the Associated Press. Villanova was a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament last year and beat Michigan in the championship. But it lost five games to opponents that finished outside of the top 25 in 2018-19. The Wildcats may have secured a Big East title in 2019, but they narrowly edged No. 10 Seton Hall. Villanova has been inconsistent this season, and it could be challenged in the first round by No. 11 St. Mary’s.MORE REGION PREVIEWS: East | West | MidwestThe most dangerous sleeperNo. 5 Wisconsin: Ranking fifth in a region wouldn’t make most consider a team to be a sleeper. But the Badgers are just that. Wisconsin hung close with tough opponents all season. It has already gotten a taste of Virginia, losing to the Cavaliers by seven in Charlottesville, which is no small feat. Forward Ethan Happ is one of the best bigs in the country, so solid performances from him could help the Badgers make an unexpected run in March.The first-round upset alertNo. 13 UC Irvine: The Anteaters’ 30-5 record is nothing to scoff at. UC Irvine routinely handled the Big West Conference this season. While it will face No. 4 Kansas State in the first round, the Wildcats could be without their centerpiece Dean Wade, who is recovering from a lingering right foot injury. The Anteaters are one of the better rebounding teams in the country, and Wade is Kansas State’s top rebounder.SN’S MARCH MADNESS HQ:Predictor tool | Best bracket names | TicketsThe Final Four pickNo. 1 Virginia: The Cavaliers are far and away the best all-around team in the South region. They have two of college basketball’s best guards in Ty Jerome and Kyle Guy, a projected 2019 lottery pick in De’Andre Hunter, an elite team defense and efficiency from 3-point range. Barring any total meltdowns or serious injuries, Virginia should come out of this group to reach the Final Four. March Madness features from Sporting News”40 Minutes of Hell” to Hog Heaven :  Nolan Richardson’s 1993-94 Arkansas team will go down as one of the most fun SEC title-winning teams of all time. It was something he built, one minute at a time.A barrier-breaking title : The 1961-62 Cincinnati Bearcats made history when they started four black players in their NCAA title game win over Ohio State. We remember the importance of that groundbreaking win.An Oral History of Steph Curry’s 2008 Breakout : In 2008, a little-known, baby-faced guard from Davidson completely took over the NCAA Tournament.Upset City : Reliving the wildest opening venue in NCAA Tournament history.The Fagan Jinx : They’re not just upset “alerts” when Sporting News’ Ryan Fagan is in attendance. Recapping the many improbable upsets Fagan has been on hand to witness. More than a timeout : The 1993 NCAA Tournament is more than Chris Webber’s ill-fated timeout in the national championship game against UNC. Danny and the Miracles : Recalling Kansas’ improbable 1988 title run.Chalmers’ shot still resonates : Mario Chalmers never gets tired talking about his 3-pointer against Memphis in 2008.DeCourcy’s best of 30 years : Sporting News’ Mike DeCourcy ranks the best games he has witnessed from 30 years’ worth of NCAA Tournament coverage. The thrill of victory… : Sporting News staff recall their favorite memories of the NCAA Tournament.  Virginia has secured a No. 1 seed in the NCAA tournament. Despite losing to Florida State in the ACC Tournament semifinals, the Cavaliers managed to land the top spot in the South Region. Virginia is set to face No. 16 Gardner-Webb from the Big South Conference in the first round and might not be challenged until the Sweet 16.NCAA Bracket: South regionNo. 1 Virginia’s biggest threatNo. 2 Tennessee: The Volunteers were considered to be the top team in the nation for a time, but lost that distinction after Kentucky snapped their 19-game winning streak on Feb. 16. Tennessee secured quality wins against quality ranked opponents like Gonzaga. It also managed to beat Kentucky twice, but fell short to Auburn twice in its last four games. Its latest defeat was a 20-point loss to the Tigers in the SEC Tournament championship. Virginia and Tennessee did not meet during the regular season, but both play smart basketball and are top five in the country in assist-to-turnover ratio. The Volunteers are among the nation’s leaders in team field goal percentage (49.9), so the Cavaliers’ defensive prowess will need to be at its best if the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds face off. …And the agony of defeat : Sporting News staff recalls their most heartbreaking memories from the NCAA Tournament. Get your tissues ready.Top 80 upsets in March Madness history :  It’s not March Madness until there’s an upset. Ranking the best we ever saw:Best buzzer-beaters in NCAA Tournament history :  The defining shots of the NCAA Tournament, and the reason it’s dubbed “March Madness.”last_img read more

first_img DeMarcus Cousins injury: 3 questions the Lakers must answer after big man reportedly tears ACL Cousins reportedly was working out in Las Vegas on Monday when he suffered the injury and left the court. DeMarcus Cousins injury update: Lakers center tears ACL in Las Vegas workout Draymond Green OK with how Kevin Durant left Warriorscenter_img DeMarcus Cousins went down with yet another devastating injury as his agent Jeff Schwartz confirmed he tore his ACL in a recent workout. As the news broke Thursday, there was also an outpouring of well wishes and support from fellow NBA players on Twitter.Praying for my brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏾🏁— Isaiah Thomas (@isaiahthomas) August 15, 2019🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽 @boogiecousins— Bradley Beal (@RealDealBeal23) August 15, 2019Damn come back stronger ✊🏻✊🏻#nothingisimpossible #0doubt https://t.co/OKBL05EXti— Jusuf Nurkić (@bosnianbeast27) August 15, 2019Wow! Praying for the Big Fella @boogiecousins! Get well my dude. I’m lost for words! Man can’t catch a break for nothing! 🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾🙏🏾— Kendrick Perkins (@KendrickPerkins) August 15, 2019Man, I feel for Boog right now. I know this shit is tough but don’t give up big homie. You have a lot of people rooting for you @boogiecousins— Trevor Booker (@35_Fitz) August 15, 2019Prayers up for my BBN Brother @boogiecousins 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽— Karl-Anthony Towns (@KarlTowns) August 15, 2019fast recovery!!! 🙏🙏 @boogiecousins— Luka Doncic (@luka7doncic) August 15, 2019You will come back stronger brother @boogiecousins, best wishes for a speedy recovery! 🙏💪— Pau Gasol (@paugasol) August 15, 2019  Related Newslast_img read more

first_img (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/af/33/watkins-sherman-020320-getty-ftrjpg_ek84km34rcjt12wmz7cfk8ctt.jpg?t=214283864&w=500&quality=80 Veach and Reid also know that, if they cut or trade Watkins to gain $14 million in cap savings (and absorb a $7 million dead money hit), they can either try to re-sign free agent-to-be Demarcus Robinson or look to a wide receiver-rich draft to replace him. Perhaps they could work out a trade with another team to at least get a draft pick in return. (Watkins has hinted at his interest in joining two other former Clemson players Deshaun Watson and DeAndre Hopkins in Houston.) But would another team want to pick up Watkins’ current salary or do a re-sign and trade deal?The Chiefs might be interested in negotiating a pay cut with Watkins if his agent tests the waters and doesn’t find a lucrative free-agent deal, and if they can even afford him at a lesser salary with incentives added if he has a great year.Kansas City has only $13.7 million in current cap room, one of the lowest totals in the league, according to Over The Cap. Something’s gotta give soon, and I think it will be Watkins and possibly other Chiefs vets not measuring up value-wise. Then the Chiefs can tag Jones by Monday’s deadline at the one-year franchise tender of $15.5 million.MORE: Projecting Mahomes’ record contract in KCAs for Mahomes, there’s a little more time, but the pressure to get his new deal done will intensify when the offseason program begins in mid-April. Mahomes will then be understandably reluctant to expose himself to injury with so much money on the line. With a large signing bonus, the Chiefs should be able to get his 2020 cap number in the $15 million range, but that’s still about a $10 million increase from his current cap hit this year.Kansas City also has to free up cap space to tender several exclusive rights free agents and try to re-sign key free agents-to-be. That list of players includes Robinson, corners Bashaud Breeland and Kendall Fuller, linebacker Reggie Ragland, defensive ends Terrell Suggs and Emmanuel Ogbah, defensive tackle Mike Pennel and guard Stefen Wisniewski. Plus, there are outside free agents they’d like to pursue, and they need cap room to sign their upcoming draft class.Veach can convert base salary to signing bonus in restructuring expensive long-term deals for established players such as Hill, tight end Travis Kelce, safety Tyrann Mathieu, defensive end Frank Clark or tackle Eric Fisher (as Fisher did last year to free up cap space). But that just increases the cap hit for such players in future years and will be done sparingly if at all. The week before the start of the new NFL league year and free agency in March always conjures up nightmares for me as a former general manager and team president. It was my worst time of year, as I often had to either release, trade or negotiate pay cuts with veteran players who still were starters or contributors.I can certainly empathize with general managers, coaches and contract negotiators around the league who have little salary cap room with which to work — such as Chiefs GM Brett Veach and coach Andy Reid. For them, the Super Bowl party is over. NFL FREE AGENCY:Ranking the top 50 available players in 2020Veach and Reid are in the midst of difficult and uncomfortable decisions on whether to keep or lose several players from their championship team, starting with wide receiver Sammy Watkins. They know they need cap room to put the franchise tag on star defensive tackle Chris Jones, extend superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes and sign other players to keep their team at an elite level.The last time we saw Watkins on the field, he beat 49ers Pro Bowl corner Richard Sherman and caught a 38-yard pass to set up the winning score in the Super Bowl. Watkins had five receptions for 98 yards in the game, part of an excellent postseason. Unfortunately for Watkins, though, he has a high salary, and his production has been inconsistent mostly due to injuries during his career. That includes missing eight games over the last two seasons in Kansas City.A first-round pick (fourth overall by Buffalo in 2014), Watkins had only 52 receptions for 673 yards and 3 TDs during this past regular season, which can’t equate in the Chiefs’ minds to a $14 million salary and $21 million cap number in 2020 — especially when they have four-time Pro Bowl receiver Tyreek Hill along with last year’s second-rounder Mecole Hardman (6 TD catches last season).​ Some players took my offer knowing it was almost always better than what they would receive if they were cut and signed elsewhere, where they’d have to learn a new system and have a tougher time hitting incentives. But on many occasions players would ask to be released rather than take a pay cut. They didn’t want to face potential ridicule from their teammates in the locker room.It’s all part of a messy time in March for many teams with tight cap situations and tough decisions to make. The Chiefs, as defending champs who want to keep their team intact as much as possible, are feeling the heat right now.Jeff Diamond is a former president of the Titans and former vice president/general manager of the Vikings. He was selected NFL Executive of the Year in 1998. Diamond is currently a business and sports consultant who also does broadcast and online media work. He makes speaking appearances to corporate/civic groups and college classes on negotiation and sports business/sports management. He is the former chairman and CEO of The Ingram Group. Follow Jeff on Twitter: @jeffdiamondNFL. I’ve been in the predicament the Chiefs are in now. We always were tight against the salary cap due to our quality teams and mature payrolls in Minnesota and Tennessee, and the NFL salary cap increases were minimal in the 1990s and early 2000s, especially compared to the $10 million increases the past several years. It created tough conversations with players and agents.One of my worst experiences came in 1995, when I wound up in a special master grievance hearing with running back Terry Allen after he became a Vikings cap casualty. I had checked the box indicating a salary cap release (rather than due to lack of skill) on his waiver form, and he and the NFLPA claimed we didn’t need the cap room.Allen was a two-time 1,000-yard rusher for us, but Robert Smith, our No. 1 draft pick two years prior, was emerging as the starting running back. We couldn’t afford both of them. It was difficult to face Allen and his wife in the hearing. (Which the team won. I had documentation to prove we needed to free up the cap room with his release.)Another near-disaster for me came on the eve of the start of the league year in March of 2000, when I was in Tennessee. We needed to restructure Pro Bowl tackle Brad Hopkins’ contract in order to get under the cap. He was flying back to Nashville to sign the deal, and his flight was late, but he arrived at our office in time to get the new contract signed and submitted 15 minutes before the deadline.MORE NFL FREE AGENCY:The 10 worst contracts signed over last 10 yearsThere were many times when I had to approach a player and agent to say we had to cut the player’s salary or release him if he was no longer projected to start or his performance had slipped. Yet we still wanted him on the team. I always offered incentives that would allow the player to regain the lost salary if he played more than expected or hit high performance incentives. (Getty Images) https://images.daznservices.com/di/library/sporting_news/33/3a/mahomes-veach-020520-getty-ftrjpg_12irk4f89qp2d1hyr1ri76pdb2.jpg?t=370702216&w=500&quality=80last_img read more