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first_imgGerald F. Heppner, age 79 of Batesville, died Friday, July 28, 2017 at Margaret Mary Health.  Born December 6, 1937 in Batesville, he is the son of Loretta (Nee: Lampe) and August Heppner.  He married Shirley Volk.  Jerry worked as a meat cutter at Simpson’s IGA for 26 years.  After retiring, he managed the East Bowl and farmed for many years.A member of St. Louis Church, Jerry was very devout.  If he wasn’t in the back of church, you would find him on the porch or out at the church cemetery praying every day.  However, he had his playful side too, and while he liked being ornery, he liked it even more if you gave it right back to him.  Growing up halfway between Cincinnati and Indianapolis, Jerry somehow became Green Bay Packers fan.  He also enjoyed watching Law & Order, was a longtime league bowler and in later years liked to “tootle around town” according to his family.He is survived by his daughters Debbie Hughes of Batesville, Dena Heppner of Martinsville, Indiana; brother Jim Heppner of Oldenburg and five grandchildren.  In addition to his wife and parents, he is also preceded in death by his son Daren Heppner; sister Betty Heppner; brothers Martin, Albert and Rev. Sylvester Heppner and granddaughter Allyssa Heppner.Visitation is Tuesday, August 1st, from 9 – 11 a.m. at the Weigel Funeral Home.  Funeral services follow at 11:30 a.m. at St. Louis Church with Rev. Stan Pondo officiating.  Burial will follow in the church cemetery.  The family requests memorials to the St. Louis Church Adoration Chapel.last_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts GOtv Boxing Night Mini holds today Excitement builds as GOtv Boxing Night Mini nears GOtv Boxing Night Mini: Boxers talk tough The introduction of GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which debuts on 16 November at the Rowe Park Sports Complex, Lagos, has sparked excitement among boxers. The decision to introduce GOtv Boxing Night Mini was announced on Monday by the organisers, Flykite Productions.According to the organisers, GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will hold more frequently at various venues, will give boxers more opportunities to fight and build their fight profiles to increase their eligibility for international titles.Speaking in separate interviews, boxers commended the sponsors for increasing the opportunities to fight, saying many talented ones seeking avenues will benefit from GOtv Boxing Night Mini.Kamaru “Slow Poison” Aremu, a boxer yet to make his professional bow, said he believes that his chances of getting an opportunity to fight have been boosted with the introduction of GOtv Boxing Night Mini. “I like GOtv Boxing Night and I have tried to be on the bill a few times, but I have not succeeded. With GOtv Boxing Night Mini, which will hold more regularly than the big ones, I believe that boxers in my shoes will have opportunities to fight and also feature at the main event,” he said. A similar sentiment was expressed by Sikiru “Omo Iya Eleja” Shogbesan, who has had one fight at GOtv Boxing Night, but is seeking more to boost his fight profile.According to him, the competition for spots on the bill at the main event is stiff, making it tough to be selected.“GOtv are about the only serious sponsors of boxing in Nigeria. It means getting to fight at the main event is tough. But with the mini edition, boxers stand to have more opportunities, as GOtv Boxing Night Mini will hold more frequently,” he said excitedly. Rilwan “Real One” Oladosu, West African Boxing Union (WABU) lightweight champion, who is billed to fight at the maiden edition, said the tournament will provide him an opportunity to keep in shape for the African Boxing Union lightweight title bout against incumbent champion, Oto “Joe Boy” Joseph, in December. Both boxers were billed to clash for the title at GOtv Boxing Night 20. The bout had to be postponed, following a shoulder injury suffered by Joe Boy.Aside from Oladosu, boxers scheduled to fight at the maiden edition of GOtv Boxing Night Mini are Rilwan “Baby Face” Babatunde, West African Boxing Union welterweight champion; Waheed “Skoro” Usman, former African Boxing Union featherweight champion; Kabiru “KB Godson” Towolawi and Opeyemi “Sense” Adeyemi.Babatunde, a graduate of GOtv Boxing NextGen Search, thanked the sponsors for the initiative, saying the tournament will help keep boxers in good shape. Tags: boxersGOtv Boxing Night Minilast_img read more

first_img The club confirmed a long-awaited deal for the 25-year-old Spaniard will, subject to the necessary documentation being completed, be finalised. Aspas, brought in at a cost of about £7.7million, scored 12 goals in 34 league appearances last season and that helped Celta survive a Primera Division relegation battle. The fact their safety was only secured on the final day of the La Liga season held up progress but negotiations were well advanced and there was never any doubt at Anfield that it would go through. Aspas, who was identified to play alongside Luis Suarez before he began publicly courting Real Madrid, will not be the last of the summer arrivals as Liverpool are also hopeful a deal can be done for Sevilla youngster Luis Alberto. The 20-year-old has been on loan at Barcelona B but Thursday was the deadline for the Catalan club to offer the midfielder a permanent contract. Having tracked the youngster’s progress and made it clear to his parent club they are interested in a deal Liverpool are optimistic they can add the promising talent to their ranks. Rodgers is keen to get as much of his business done as quickly as possible and they have made a move to bring in Sporting Lisbon’s 20-year-old defender Tiago Ilori while attempts are being made to secure the services of Schalke centre-back Kyriakos Papadopoulos. Liverpool, who have already signed Kolo Toure on a free transfer, have also been linked with Sunderland goalkeeper Simon Mignolet, with the future of Jose Reina still uncertain, and Shakhtar Donetsk’s Armenia midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan – whose capture would become more important should Suarez leave. The club hope to offset some of their outlay by selling striker Andy Carroll to West Ham but although a £15million-plus deal has been in place for some time, the player is stalling on agreeing to the move. Liverpool manager Brendan Rodgers’ summer strengthening is beginning to gather pace after an agreement was secured to bring in Celta Vigo forward Iago Aspas.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_img The ‘City Til We Die Group’ met with Allam 10 days ago and held what it described as “essentially positive” exchanges. In a statement released through the club on Monday, though, Allam said: “Having been deprived of opportunities to acquire the stadium freehold, which would have enabled us to create the infrastructure in the surrounding area, we will now need to focus on generating commercial income from elsewhere. “A shorter club name will hopefully enable us to do so, with a stronger, quicker marketing impact all over the world.” The statement went on to say that while Allam’s preference remains ‘Hull Tigers’, he will first ensure the financial benefits of making such a switch stack up. Allam also added he felt fans understood his need to generate new income streams, saying: “I believe the representatives at the meeting accepted that there is a wider issue at hand, in that we need to ensure the club can sustain itself through commercial income.” A final decision is expected to be made early in 2014. The current name of Hull City Tigers only refers to the company and not the team. Allam changed the club’s name from Hull City AFC to Hull City Tigers earlier this year and has a longer-term view of making it Hull Tigers, having previously described ‘City’ as a “lousy” and “common” word. Allam believes this will give Hull a greater chance of generating revenue – especially as the council own their ground – but many supporters are against the proposed switch. Hull owner Assem Allam wants to press ahead with his plans to rename the club despite recent talks with supporters who are against the idea.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

first_imgSao Paulo: Alexis Sanchez netted the decisive spot-kick as defending champions Chile reached the Copa America semi-finals by defeating Colombia 5-4 on penalties.On Friday, the Manchester United forward held his nerve after Leon defender William Tesillo sent Colombia’s fifth attempt wide in a dramatic finish to their quarterfinal at Arena Corinthians here.Chile had two goals ruled out by the video assistant referee (VAR) and had 59 per cent of possession, but they only managed two shots on target to Colombia’s one.The result earned Chile a semi-final berth against either Peru or Uruguay at Porto Alegre’s Arena do Gremio on July 3. Brazil and Argentina will meet in the other semifinal in Belo Horizonte the previous day.It was the fifth consecutive time that Colombia have kept a clean sheet in the Copa America, a sequence that dates back to the 2016 tournament in the US. But they paid the price for their lack of a cutting edge in attack as Radamel Falcao, Juan Cuadrado, Roger Martinez and substitute Duvan Zapata failed to find a way past Chile’s defence.Colombia head coach Carlos Queiroz made eight changes to the side that beat Paraguay 1-0 in their final group match.Meanwhile, Chile’s Colombian manager Reinaldo Rueda made four alterations to the team that lost to Uruguay 1-0 on June 17.The Cafeteros began the match in an energetic mood as James Rodriguez, Cuadrado and Martinez showed a willingness to cut inside and run at Chile’s backline.However, it didn’t take long for the Roja to start dictating terms and they looked the more dangerous side when they forayed into the final third.Chile appeared to take the lead when Colombia goalkeeper David Ospina fumbled a seemingly simple cross and Eduardo Vargas fired in the rebound. However referee Nestor Pitana consulted VAR before ruling that Sanchez was offside in the build up. Sanchez then made a defence-splitting run and curled an effort just over the bar.Colombia defended resolutely and – with no extra time in the Copa America quarterfinals – forced the match into a penalty shootout after the allotted 90 minutes.Vidal, Vargas, Erick Pulgar and Charles Aranguiz joined Sanchez in burying their spot kicks while Rodriguez, Edwin Cardona, Juan Cuadrado and Yerry Mina converted four from four attempts for Colombia before Tesillo’s miss. IANS Also Read: Arturo Vidal, Alexis Sanchez Head Chile Copa America Squadlast_img read more

first_imgMINISTER within the Ministry of Education with responsibility for Sport, Nicolette Henry, yesterday lauded the performance of Guyana’s amateur team that contested the second Caribbean Development Boxing Tournament (CDBT) which concluded on Sunday in Barbados.The 11-man Guyanese team and officials, returned to Guyana with 10 gold medals and one silver medal, while Christopher Moore, son coach Clifton Moore was adjudged Best Boxer of the CDBT.Addressing the boxers shortly after their arrival at the Eugene F. Correia International Airport at Ogle yesterday, Minister Henry congratulated the boxers and officials for a job well done and said that the Government of Guyana is “really committed to the development of sport”, so much so that the government has budgeted twice the amount that was budgeted in 2016.Athletes, she said, must go on and make their mark and with this in mind, the government will provide the opportunities as it will invest in athletes and young people. “It was a great experience for you (boxers) to make Guyana proud.”The boxers and officials were met on their arrival at the Airport by Minister Henry, Director of Sport Christopher Jones, president of the Guyana Boxing Association Steve Ninvalle and president of the Guyana Olympic Association (GOA) K. Juman-Yassin and shortly after they were introduced to members of the media.Chairing the proceedings, Ninvalle noted that it was a historic moment for Guyana, since it was the most gold medals per capita captured by a team from these shores.Ninvalle reminded those present that it was a very difficult task to get sponsorship for the 11-member team plus officials to participate in the tournament.Best Boxer of the second CDBT Christopher MooreHe noted also that GOA president Juman-Yassin has a special place in his heart for the sport, having served as president of the-then Guyana Amateur Boxing Association years ago.The GBA president, who was recently re-elected unopposed said he is extremely elated with the boxers’ performance which tells him Guyana is going in the right direction where boxing is concerned and stated that once given the support things can only get better for the sport locally.He said winning the Caribbean championship is the first step but there are many more steps to be made. The next he said is dominating the Latin American region, then the World Championships and finally, the Olympics.GOA president K. Juman-Yassin in his remarks also lauded the performance of the boxers stating that he is heartened by the results and is glad to see a young bunch of boxers performing so outstandingly. “Once you continue in this vein, we (GOA) and the government will ensure you have funds to participate in different championships,” Juman-Yassin assured.Yassin declared that the GOA stands ready to revisit a system of providing stipends to selected boxers and called on Ninvalle to urgently commence discussions on the way forward.The GOA boss further stated that the GOA would like to do more for the sport by making the boxers full-time boxers, but there are certain things that will have to be worked out, since some of the boxers are still attending school while others are working with different organisations and companies.Juman-Yassin had a special word of congratulation for the team’s head coach, Sebert Blake, who was the last Guyanese coach to attend a coaching programme through the GOA and the Olympic Solidarity Movement which was held in Hungary some years ago.After bagging four gold medals during the first four nights of competition in the CDBT in Barbados, the Guyanese boxers added a further five gold medals and a silver to their overall tally, assuring them of overall championships honours.On Saturday evening Christopher Moore contested the lightweight division of the Youth Division and secured a 3-0 points verdict against Grenade’s Nelson Cyrus and Joel Williamson, fighting in the final of the lightweight division in the Elite category, forced the referee to stop his contest against Jamaica’s Ricardo Carter, to win gold medals.Guyana’s lightweight Colin Lewis contesting the light welterweight division of the Elite category caused the referee to stop his fight against Barbados’ Derek Hymer during the first round.Desmond Amsterdam then added another gold medal to Guyana’s tally as he secured a third round TKO win over Jamaica’s Jonathan Hanson in their middleweight contest of the Elite category.Guyana’s Elite category super heavyweight boxer Jason Bakker then crowned the evening off with a 3-0 points win against Jamaica’s Ricardo Brown.But Guyana’s other Elite boxer, Kevin Allicock, who was on show on Saturday and from whom much was anticipated had to settle for a silver medal, as he lost on points in the second round in his flyweight contest against Barbados’ Jabali Breedy.last_img read more

first_img Published on March 8, 2011 at 12:00 pm Contact Rachel: [email protected] Not being able to help his teammates might have hurt Carleton Scott the most. Against Syracuse on New Year’s Day, his Notre Dame team was down, and the senior forward was trying to bring his team back into the game.But when he went down with an injury in the last seven minutes, his ability to help was stripped away from him.‘It was terrible for me because I was helping the guys,’ Scott said when describing the moment. ‘It was tough.’Scott suffered a partial tear to his hamstring. Notre Dame lost the game. And without Scott for its next four games, the Fighting Irish went just 2-2.Up until that Syracuse game, Scott averaged 12 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. He was a key player Notre Dame sorely missed during his four-game absence.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSince he returned on Jan. 19 against Cincinnati, Notre Dame has gone 11-1 to finish the Big East regular season. Though Ben Hansbrough gets much of the attention for the Irish as the Big East Player of the Year winner, Scott remains a key cog in its underrated and undersized frontline. And he should continue to be a key contributor come conference tournament time with the Irish still hoping for a No. 1 seed in the NCAA Tournament.In just his second game back on Jan. 22 against Marquette, Scott logged a double-double against the Golden Eagles. It was a performance that didn’t surprise Marquette’s head coach Buzz Williams, as he recognized what Scott brings to the team.‘Carleton Scott is back, which I think completely changes their team, kind of puts them back to what they were when they came to be ranked in the Top 25,’ Williams said in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 20. ‘I think they’re a different team without Carleton.’Williams’ words proved to be spot on. And in his next game against Pittsburgh on Jan. 24, Scott and the Fighting Irish gave the then-No. 2 Panthers their first Big East loss of the season. Scott had 16 points and nine rebounds, a stat line that has become typical for the forward. He finished the regular season averaging more than 11 points and seven rebounds per game.Notre Dame head coach Mike Brey talked about that win in the Big East coaches’ teleconference on Jan. 27 and noted Scott’s performance as having a big influence on the game.‘One of the things I made sure of was Carleton’s hamstring was feeling good,’ Brey said. ‘Having Carleton back was very helpful.’Scott puts up his numbers while in pain. Though he insists he’s 90 to 95 percent health-wise, he’s constantly playing in pain, he said.‘Pretty much all the time,’ Scott said. ‘I usually don’t report an injury until it’s too late, and I just try to deal with it the best I can and try to suck it up as much as possible. But there are times when it just becomes unbearable.’Unbearable as it may be, his play doesn’t show it on the court. In the 12 games since his return, he has only failed to reach double figures in either points or rebounds twice, all while leading No. 4 Notre Dame to the second-best record in the Big East.On a team without a true big man, Scott’s job — along with forwards Tyrone Nash and Tim Abromaitis — is to help out the guards, he said. The forwards aren’t the focal point of the offense.‘Our role is really important,’ Scott said. ‘We have to get better at rebounds, and our guards do a good job of slowing down the offense and slowing down the offensive pushes. Our job is to battle on the boards, and the guards do a great job of helping us out. Their responsibility falls on us.’Scott’s other role, aside from his position, is to be the team’s vocal leader. Along with Hansbrough, Scott said the two are the most vocal players on the team.Keeping the team’s energy level up and keeping the team focused is important around this time of year, Scott said.‘There’s been a couple times when we’ve been down,’ he said. ‘And me and (Hansbrough) are getting in guys’ faces in the huddles and trying to pick guys up and say, ‘Hey, come on, we have to do this.”With the NCAA Tournament looming, Notre Dame will rely on Scott to keep its momentum going. With a twisted ankle against Providence on Feb. 23 to go along with the nagging effects of the hamstring, Scott may never be 100 percent this season.It will be his attitude that carries him to the big games he’s had this season.‘Just staying mentally tough,’ Scott said of how he copes with the injuries. ‘When you deal with injuries and stuff like that, it can really weigh on you. So just trying to stay optimistic, staying positive with stuff like that helps you heal faster, I believe.’[email protected] Commentscenter_img Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

first_imgThe USC men’s volleyball team concludes its season on Friday, squaring off against crosstown rival UCLA ahead of the Mountain Pacific Sports Federation playoff tournament set to begin Saturday, April 20.Last chance · Junior Tanner Jansen (above) and the Trojans have the opportunity to hurt UCLA’s seeding in the MPSF playoffs. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanThe 2013 campaign marks a drastic change of fortunes for the Trojans, who are on the outside of the playoff bubble after winning a berth in the NCAA championship game in 2012. The club has followed up last season’s 26-7 record with a disappointing 6-17 mark and is coming off a 3-1 loss to UC Santa Barbara on Wednesday (23-25, 19-25, 25-21, 17-25).The Trojans were once again led by sophomore outside hitter Cristian Rivera, who notched 19 kills. Redshirt freshman outside hitter Austin Rysyk also reached double figures with 11 kills, while graduating senior libero J.B. Green added 12 digs in his second consecutive start.However, USC was once again outdone in each of the major statistical categories, as the Gauchos registered significantly more blocks (16 to six) and digs (42 to 38) while hitting .259 to USC’s .135.The loss marked the fourth consecutive time the Trojans lost their immediate game following a win, as they failed to capitalize upon a resounding 3-0 sweep of Cal State Northridge Saturday on senior night. USC head coach Bill Ferguson heaped considerable praise upon Green and setter Chris Trefzger, the team’s two seniors, whose presence in the starting lineup invigorated a struggling Trojan squad.“Our team, player by player, has a ton of respect for them and rallied around them to play well,” Ferguson said. “It was the first time this season that all three pin attackers hit above .300. We had more service errors than I would have liked, but we generally served well and that allowed us to block and dig more.”Though the losses of Trefzger and Green won’t affect the team as drastically as last year’s departures of All-Americans Tony Ciarelli and Steven Shandrick, Ferguson made no attempt to downplay the significance of senior night for his two seniors and their impact on the team’s performance.“It’s always tough, especially with guys like J.B. and Chris, who do everything the right way and don’t get as many opportunities as the other guys,” Ferguson said. “Our team is better for having had those guys, and though they’re not on the floor as much, both I and the team have been better with those guys involved in our program.”With a playoff spot already clinched, UCLA will look to improve its seeding, while the Trojans are left to play the role of spoiler to disrupt the Bruins’ game plan in whatever manner possible.“We didn’t have great matchups against [UCSB and UCLA] the first time, and we were pretty beat up during that stretch,” Ferguson said. “We didn’t do well enough and as a group we can give them a better match.”Regardless of the positioning of the match, Ferguson promises to have his guys ready to face a hard-charging UCLA squad.“I always say that if you can’t get up for that match, you don’t have a pulse,” Ferguson said. “They’re fighting to be in the top half of the playoff bracket. We don’t have anything after that match, so it will keep us motivated and working hard so that we can continue the great rivalry.”last_img read more

first_imgAlso Read | Has Eli Manning Played His Last Game For The Giants? NFL Retirement Hinted By The StarEli Manning’s love for BEER According to Ian O’Connor of ESPN.com, Eli Manning had a beer guy in every NFL stadium. It was to hook him up with his drinks after every game. The report suggests that Eli Manning loved drinking beer and apparently had a 6-pack or a 12-pack on him after every game. Manning liked to chug beer post-game along with his teammates in the bus or during the team’s post-game analysis sessions. Despite his unusual routine, Eli Manning frequently surprised his teammates with his exceptional consistency and work ethic.  “It’s a big game for a lot of reasons” – @Daniel_Jones10— New York Giants (@Giants) December 26, 2019 Last Updated: 27th December, 2019 17:09 IST Eli Manning Apparently Had A ‘beer Guy’ In Every NFL Stadium: Reports New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning had a ‘beer guy’ in every NFL stadium and he loved to drink beer after every game. Eli can announce his retirement soon. First Published: 27th December, 2019 17:09 IST COMMENT WATCH US LIVE Sujay Chakraborty Also Read | Eli Manning Receives Special Standing Ovation From Giants Fans, Delivers Classy SpeechEli Manning to call time on an illustrious career?A two-time Super Bowl winner, Eli Manning spent his entire career with the New York Giants. He made his debut back in 2004. Manning was the starting quarterback for the Giants for the better part of the decade. Astonishingly, he made 210 consecutive regular-season starts for the Giants. This season, after starting the opening two games, the 38-year-old was dropped to the bench in favour of rookie quarterback Daniel Jones. An injury to Jones swiftly prompted his return to the starting eleven against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 10, albeit in a loss. While the Giants won their next two games, Manning dropped to the bench after his emotional farewell on December 15. The Giants are out of the race for a playoff berth but they can still end the season on a high note with a win over the Eagles. They can give their future Hall of Famer a proper send-off.Also Read | Eli Manning And Daniel Jones Party Together After Giants Register Back-to-back Wins Written By SUBSCRIBE TO US Giants’ Eli Manning has a beer guy in ‘every f–king stadium’ in NFL https://t.co/OqFaTc38IG pic.twitter.com/KLnWZu801m— New York Post (@nypost) December 26, 2019 LIVE TV The New York Giants will play their final game of the season against the Philadelphia Eagles on December 30 IST. Although he is not expected to play, Eli Manning will don his Giants gear for probably the last time. Leading up to the final game of the regular season, the last few weeks were like a rollercoaster ride for the veteran quarterback. Manning got an emotional sendoff when he took the field for the Giants at the MetLife Stadium against the Miami Dolphins, a fortnight ago. With the entire NFL bracing for an imminent retirement announcement, an astonishing routine from Manning’s playing career is making the rounds on the internet. Also Read | Giants Vs Eagles Highlights: Eli Manning’s Return Ruined As Philadelphia Eagles Bag WinWatch: Eli Manning getting a standing ovation from the Giants supporters FOLLOW USlast_img read more