Indian Premier League Jimmy Neesham deletes his tweet on MS Dhoni’s controversial run out in the IPL final against Mumbai Indians

first_imgNew Delhi: It’s been four days to the twelfth edition of the Indian Premier League Final, but Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s runout controversy is still fresh amonst the fans. While chasing 150, Chennai Super Kings (CSK) lost wickets in quick succession and the onus to get the innings back on track was once agains on the skipeer MS Dhoni. Dhoni who is usually a very good judge while calling for a quick single or pushing for doubles and more blipped on the night. Running an overthrow, he was at the receiving end as Ishan Kishan hit the stumps directly. It was a close call and the decision went against Dhoni. Following that among the many reactions that emerged on social media one was from Jimmy Neesham.Dhoni had to walk back to the dugout after facing only eight deliveries for 2 runs. They didn’t have specialized batsmen out there when it really mattered and they lost the final by one run. A lot of fans didn’t think that was out as in their perception, the CSK skipper had safely crossed the return crease. Neesham in his tweet trolled MSD fans as he wrote: “I love how passionate some fans are about our sport. I have huge respect for MS but how anyone could see the below photo and say it’s not out truly astounds me.” Attached was a different side to the run out angle, which, unlikely several other angles, showed that Dhoni was out.The fans in their response put up other angles which showed that MS was inside the line at the time of the LED lights went off. While one fan reminded Jimmy of how he himself had been ran out by Dhoni, others posted pictures of the side angle which proved Dhoni was not out.Neesham deleted his post:I’ve deleted my tweet about MS Dhoni’s runout, not because I’ve changed my mind, but because:1. I’m sick of seeing the same dumb comments in my feed 200 times a day. 2. I just don’t actually care. Please don’t bother tweeting me about it again. Have a good day everyone 👍— Jimmy Neesham (@JimmyNeesh) May 15, 2019 For all the Latest Sports News News, Indian Premier League News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

The Latest: 49ers place RB Jeff Wilson Jr. on COVID list

first_imgThe Atlantic Coast Conference announced a new 11-game scheduling format that includes 10 conference games, with Notre Dame joining as a full-time member for the 2020 season.Georgia Tech was already set to play Notre Dame at Atlanta’s 75,000-seat Mercedes-Benz Stadium on Nov. 14. While that game remains a part of the Yellow Jackets’ revised ACC schedule, the uncertainty over a playing date prompted the school to move the contest to its regular home venue, 55,000-seat Bobby Dodd Stadium.___Milwaukee Bucks coach Mike Budenholzer says guards Eric Bledsoe and Pat Connaughton won’t play Friday against the Boston Celtics after both players arrived late to Florida because they had tested positive for the novel coronavirus. Budenholzer hasn’t announced a timeline for when either player could appear in a game. He says getting them at least a couple of five-on-five practice sessions and some three-on-three work will be important for their conditioning and developing a rhythm. Rutgers halted all in-person team activities and quarantined the entire program this past weekend after learning six people associated with the program had tested positive. The Big Ten Conference member had previously reported four positive tests since returning to campus on June 15.___Sevilla says no other players have tested positive for the coronavirus ahead of its Europa League match against Roma.The Spanish club announced on Wednesday that Serbian player Nemanja Gudelj tested positive for COVID-19 and was isolated from the rest of the squad. One is a member of the coaching staff and one is a member of the home clubhouse staff. All activity at Citizens Bank Park has been canceled until further notice.___Rookie running back Malcolm Perry is among several Miami Dolphins players who have donated convalescent plasma after recovering from COVID-19.The plasma helps patients still fighting the virus. Gillan is the third player placed on the list, joining running back Dontrell Hilliard and safety Jovante Moffatt.The Browns signed Gillan as an undrafted free agent before training camp last season and the 23-year-old became a fan favorite with his long air and thick Scottish accent. He wore a kilt to Cleveland’s final home game last season.Gillan set a club single-season record by averaging 41.6 net yards per kick in 2019 as a rookie. He also placed 28 punts inside the 20.___The sideline area college football teams use to congregate will be extended by 20 yards this season and only one captain from each team will be permitted to participate in the pregame or overtime coin toss. Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The San Francisco 49ers have placed backup running back Jeff Wilson Jr. on the new reserve/COIVD-19 list. They also could decline to buy single-game tickets for the 2020 season but “will still retain tenure, seat location and associated benefits for the 2021 season and beyond.”Any season ticket holders who have paid their invoice fee will have the option to apply the credit to future ticket purchases or receive a refund.The Cowboys also said any fans who purchased single-game tickets from an official NFL licensed channel for games this season will be receiving communication from the point of purchase regarding cancellations of tickets and how to obtain a credit or refund.___The Phillies have received the results of Wednesday’s testing, and while no players tested positive for COVID-19 two staff members did test positive. More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports NCAA playing rules oversight committee announced alterations in football and other sports to accommodate for COVID-19 concerns this coming season.The team sideline area currently extends from one 25-yard line to another. Those areas will now span from 15 to 15. Currently, as many as four team captains can participate in the coin toss. That has been reduced to one and only two officials will be allowed to participate.In soccer, the penalty for spitting at an opponent has been increased from an ejection and one-game suspension to an ejection and two-game suspension. In volleyball, teams will not switch benches during a match.___Georgia Tech has moved this season’s home game against Notre Dame to its campus stadium, citing uncertainty over scheduling because of the coronavirus pandemic.center_img Budenholzer says it’s a big hurdle to overcome when everybody else has already put in 10 to 14 days of work. ___Season tickets will not be available for Dallas Cowboys games this season.The Cowboys announced that due to NFL policies, government and CDC guidelines on the COVID-19 pandemic, capacity at AT&T Stadium will be limited. The team sent season ticket holders an e-mail offering them options. They can opt in for the opportunity to purchase a limited number of tickets for a limited number of games and will have the first chance to purchase those tickets, though they could be in different locations from their normal seats. July 30, 2020 The Latest: 49ers place RB Jeff Wilson Jr. on COVID list The list is being used for any player who tests positive for the coronavirus or has been quarantined after having been in close contact with someone who has been infected.Wilson is the second player the Niners have placed on the list. Receiver Richie James Jr. was placed on it earlier in the week.Wilson had 27 carries for 105 yards and four TDs last season.___Cleveland Browns punter Jamie Gillan has been placed on the NFL’s reserve/COVID-19 list, which means he’s either tested positive for the virus or been in close contact with an infected person. Sevilla says players and club employees were tested again and no positive results were reported.The club says training will resume with individual sessions.Players and employees will continue to be tested before the team’s trip to Germany for the match.The round-of-16 game is scheduled to be played on Aug. 6. The team plans to travel on Tuesday.___ “Being able to give back to people who weren’t fortunate enough to react the same way you did to the virus and give back to the community was important,” the former Navy star said in a statement released Thursday by the team.People who have recovered from the coronavirus have developed antibodies to the virus that remain in the plasma portion of their blood. By transfusing plasma from a person who has recovered from COVID-19 into a patient still fighting the virus, it can boost their immune system and potentially help them recover.___There has been a spike in the number of Rutgers’ football players who have tested positive for COVID-19. New Jersey Health Commissioner Judy Persichilli said the number is now 15 and noted that even smaller gatherings can lead to positive tests. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis is concerned about his club traveling to face Barcelona in the Champions League amid a recent spike in coronavirus cases in Spain.De Laurentiis says “I hear a lot of perplexity and fear coming from Spain and they’re acting like nothing is wrong. What does it take to say, ‘Don’t go to Barcelona but rather go to Portugal, Germany or Geneva?’”The Barcelona-Napoli game is scheduled for Aug. 8. The first leg of the round-of-16 encounter finished 1-1 in Naples in February. The winner will advance to the quarterfinals in Lisbon, Portugal.The Napoli president says “if they’ve decided to play the Champions League in Portugal and the Europa League in Germany, I think we can go to Portugal or Germany for the round of 16. I don’t understand why it should stay in a city that has a really critical situation.”___last_img read more

Nigeria Jersey Voted as Fans’ Number One Favourite

first_imgNigeria Super Eagles jersey to the 2018 World Cup has been adjudged to be the most seek for by fans all over the globe.According to a poll carried out by Spanish respected newspaper-Marca English and Spanish sites sent the West Africans, fans have been queueing for hours to get their hands on the Super Eagles kit.France joined Nigeria on the podium with Croatia third on the English poll, with Spanish fans opting for the Spanish shirt on the Spanish website.Germany’s, Iceland’s and Mexico’s shirts also did well across the votes but fans were turned off by Serbia’s effort, which fared poorly in both Marca polls.It would be recalled that hundreds of Nigerian football fans queued outside Nike’s flagship store on Oxford Street in London, United Kingdom, as they tried to get their hands on Nigeria’s ‘snazzy’ new official World Cup jersey.The Super Eagles kit reportedly sold out within minutes online after it finally went on sale, as over three million pre-orders were made before England and Nigeria’s friendly at Wembley Stadium. Both home and away kits among others, cost £65.There has been huge buzz around the kit ahead of the World Cup in Russia, with the home shirt’s zig zag design and retro look leading to it being hailed the tournament’s best.Nike UK said last Friday that the kit sold out almost immediately online, with limited availability likely in stores and apparently no plans to restock the collection.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

New initiatives aim for greener campus

first_imgAs California confronts one of its worst droughts on record, students in the Environmental Student Assembly announced the launch of a new certification program on Tuesday. The program will provide organizers with a guide on how to make on-campus events environmentally friendly.ESA Executive Director Shawn Rhoads says that the certification program is a major step in making USC a leader in sustainability.“We don’t want to ‘be like’ some other university, we want to set the standard,” Rhoads said.On-campus groups, student organizations and university departments are all eligible to use the certification program as a guide and resource for environmentally friendly event planning.If an organization uses the program, ESA’s executive board approves a checklist of environmental goals for a planned event and rates the event based on seven categories: general practices, food and food services, communications and marketing, promotional items, transportation, production and a miscellaneous category for other innovative green practices.Within the category of food and food services requirements for the certification range from vegan and vegetarian options to a prohibition on styrofoam products for food. Transportation requirements include the use of either public transportation or electric, Zipcar or hybrid vehicles.Based on the percentage of the checklist met overall, the event receives a certification of “Cardinal,” “Gold” or “Green.” Green is the highest certification an event can achieve, with 67 percent or more of the applicable checklist practices met.“I want this to serve as encouragement for students. I want students to go to an event and ask, ‘Is this ESA-certified?’” Rhoads said.ESA moved to reform events after the 2014 Welcome Back concert that took place Aug. 23 on McCarthy Quad. Ralphs Grocery Company promoted the event and gave students plastic bags with food and grocery items. After the event, many bags were left on the quad.“Not only were these bags left on the quad, but all the food and all the bags were wasted,” Rhoads said.Rhoads hopes that the certification program will eventually be adopted into official university policy. The program is the next stage of ESA’s mission to create a “green culture” on USC’s campus.“Program Board committees and assemblies, including Concerts Committee, recognize this issue on campus and have expressed interest to focus [their] efforts to use our program as a resource for their events,” Rhoads said in a statement to the Daily Trojan.On Tuesday, ESA members and supporters met at the “Fall in with ESA” event at Hahn Plaza. The event, which featured bicycle-churned ice cream from Peddler’s Creamery, informed students about new initiatives and ways to promote sustainability.Ashley Louie, graphics director for ESA, said that she joined the organization because it combined an issue she cared about with her professional ambitions in architecture.“In the field of architecture, it’s not just about creating a sustainable building, but determining how much energy it takes to maintain a building,” Louie said. “Things like natural lighting and solar panels are important.”ESA began in spring 2014 as a representative assembly for all environmental organizations at USC and has since grown from its initial group of five member organizations to nine. Rhoads, who was elected as the organization’s first executive director last spring, said identifying sustainability issues on campus is a critical part of ESA’s mission.“I think that since USC is a global leader, it should take more responsibility for its own community,” Rhoads said.Among these issues is USC’s use of a single-stream recycling service that combines plastic and paper recyclable waste. This limits the amount of waste that can actually be reused due to the contamination from soiled items.ESA also wants to raise awareness about companies such as Freeport-McMoRan drilling using hydraulic fracturing or “fracking” on Jefferson Boulevard. Environmental activists are concerned that the chemicals used to break up rock underground can taint groundwater supplies and be hazardous to residents.Water conservation is another issue. Currently, USC’s Facility Management Services charges fees to turn off fountains and sprinklers for events. Instead, ESA believes the university should incentivize water conservation.“We’re in the middle of a drought; why aren’t we conserving water?” Rhoads asked.In spite of these issues, some students think the university is improving its sustainability. Supporters have pointed to examples such as efforts to eliminate waste on football game days.ESA hopes to raise its profile even more this semester. Members said that the event certification program is only the beginning.“Sustainability is a huge issue, and our campus certainly needs to work on it,” said Kelly Billings, a junior majoring in environmental studies.last_img read more

Women’s volleyball narrowly edges out a victory over Colorado

first_imgSophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin recorded five of USC’s 10 kills in the final set against Colorado. (Emily Smith | Daily Trojan)The USC women’s volleyball team emerged victorious from its five-set bout (25-18, 25-27, 25-19, 21-25, 15-10) against Colorado at the Coors Events Center on Sunday. The squad’s five-set match record now stands at 3-1. The Women of Troy enjoyed a strong start to the fifth set, doubling Colorado’s score at 10-5 and then trading points to claim it all at 15-10. The win was a tough back-and-forth affair, with flashes of brilliance from USC constantly being halted by a persistent Colorado offense. Sophomore outside hitter Brooke Botkin tallied five of USC’s 10 total kills in this nerve racking decider. Colorado senior outside hitter Alexa Smith responded with four kills (three of which were consecutive) to tie the game early at 4-4. The Buffaloes’ front row dished out 43 kills but were eventually unraveled by its own attack errors; this was an issue that also troubled the Trojans. In the face of a versatile and aggressive offense, Botkin stepped up during the match’s dying moments to deliver three crucial spikes, one of which served as the game-ender. Although the Trojans had left Colorado having earned their fifth consecutive win, the  clash was a turbulent weekend for the Trojans (10-3, 2-0 Pac-12). Following a win against crosstown rival UCLA, the Women of Troy had to handle the toll of travel. According to head coach Brent Crouch, playing away games has affected team energy levels in the past. Crouch gave his overall assessment shortly after the game, specifically citing a level of intensity. “I like how we responded to the times we were cut down a little bit,” Crouch said. “[Junior middle blocker Jasmine Gross] had a career day and we came back and finished the match off strong in the fifth. It’s always a good thing to do that, to turn things around when you don’t play as well as you wanted. And that’s a success moving forward.” Crouch also acknowledged how several other conditions made the game against the Buffaloes (9-4, 1-1 Pac-12) more difficult. These included adverse reactions to high altitudes, sickness and the sweltering gym temperature. Other setbacks also stifled the Women of Troy from the get-go. Botkin expanded on how the team had to face the lack of an ideal playing atmosphere. “It’s always difficult playing in Colorado’s gym because they bring out everyone to come and watch, so the gym is always loud and packed with Colorado fans,” Botkin said. “You feel like everyone’s against you.”But the Trojans came out strong in the first set. After the game had reached 10-10, senior libero Victoria Garrick served to slide the Trojans into a 6-point lead. Garrick also led the team defensively, racking up 17 digs and six assists. Maintaining this comfortable score gap, the Trojans followed up by scoring back-to-back kills thanks to junior outside hitter Khalia Lanier and Gross. Both Lanier and Gross executed four kills in the opening set. The minor problems emerged shortly after, as USC tensed up in a combination of both in-game and external hindrances. The Women of Troy fell behind 4 points on two occasions in the second frame but eventually turned the tables at 24-22. In response, the Buffaloes dialed up 5 additional points to clinch the win, 27-25. A pattern became apparent as USC reaffirmed itself with a win in the third set. The Buffaloes were able to climb within one point of the Trojans at 18-17, but kills from Botkin and Lanier gave USC the momentum to earn a string of consecutive points, and ultimately the set. “[Lanier and I are] always hungry for the ball … we love getting set,” Botkin said. “We get the most balls, we get the most touches and we have a very important job of putting that ball down every time we get it so our team can score.” The fourth set saw the odds sway in favor of the Buffaloes once again. Colorado won 25-21 and had led by up 6 points on multiple occasions. However, the Women of Troy erased the memory of the previous set with a .474 hitting percentage in the deciding set of the match.Freshman setter Raquel Lázaro continued to impress with her sixth double-double of the season (a career-high 58 assists and 16 digs). USC also saw 40 kills from outside hitters; Lanier tallied 21 and Botkin slated 19. The pair also added three service aces. Up next, the Women of Troy stay on the road to play No. 2 Stanford and Cal. As conference play heats up, Lanier talked about the how the new faces on the team have affected chemistry.“I think coming in with a lot of new girls and expecting it to always be perfect is always frustrating,” Lanier said. “But the connection [and] the chemistry out there is getting so much better. When we do get in that groove, we can be unstoppable.”last_img read more

Tipp hurlers make first outing of 2016 this weekend

first_imgMichael Ryan’s side face Offaly in a challenge game in Templemore on Sunday.All proceeds from the fixture at the J.K. Brackens GAA Field will go to St Colmcille’s primary school in Templemore.Denis Kelly teaches at the school and hurled for Toomevara for many years and says there are plenty of reasons to go along to Sunday’s game.last_img

European Judo Cup “Sarajevo Open“ to be held this Weekend

first_imgThe 10th European Judo Cup “Sarajevo Open 2015“ – Top ranking takes place this weekend in CSC Ilidza.Performance of 300 competitors from 23 countries, including holders of Olympic, European and World medals is expected.National team of Bosnia and Herzegovina is led by Larisa Ceric and Aleksandra Samardzic who are defending gold medals from last year’s competition and Harun Dautovic.The best BH judo wrestler Larisa Ceric won gold medals at the European Cup in Sarajevo in the previous two years and she believes that she can repeat that success in this year as well.“I expect the strong competition as every year, but I believe that we will justify the role of favorites. I hope that we will meet expectations, we are well prepared and I think that we should not have problems“, said Ceric.The two-day competition started today at 10.00 a.m. with elimination fighting in lighter categories (up to 73 kg), while fighting in heavier categories will be held on Sunday. Ceremonial opening is on Saturday at 4.00 p.m.(Source: novovrijeme.ba)last_img read more

Sumner County Court Docket: Feb. 17, 2015 report (part 1)

first_imgby Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury unless specified otherwise. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.•••••Kaylena Nash, born in 1989, of 714 E. Harvey in Wellington was charged with aggravated assault, a level 7 felony; aggravated endangering a child, a level 9 felony; aggravated criminal possession of a firearm, a level 8 felony; and criminal discharge of firearm, a level 7 felony.Nash is accused on Feb. 10 of firing a handgun onto the floor intending to scare the person she was upset with.There was also a 5-year child in the next room, allegedly when she fired the gun.Nash also unlawfully possessed a firearm after having been convicted of attempted aggravated battery. However, she told authorities, it was not a firearm and the conviction has not been expunged or pardoned. She advised the investigative officer after shooting the handgun that she had previously been convicted of aggravated battery involving a knife.Her bond was set at $10,000 on Feb. 10.•••••Christopher Carron, born in 1991, of Wichita was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and obstructing official duty, a Class A misdemeanor.Carron is accused on Feb. 5 at the Kansas Star Casino of elbowing a food and beverage supervisor in the stomach as he was passing by him.He was told by the the supervisor and a special agent working at the casino that he needed to leave the premises due to his intoxication and profanity. He allegedly refused to do so and launched into a profanity-laced tirade which concluded by saying he was going to finish his beer first.He then allegedly threatened the special agent with physical violence.••••Crystal Carron,  born in 1966, of Peck was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; interference with a law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and battery, a Class A misdemeanor.Ms. Carron on Feb. 5 at the Kansas Star Casino allegedly angrily approached the special agent who was escorting Christopher Carron to the holding cell after he was arrested. The agent told her to stay back and leave the property immediately or she would be arrested. She allegedly pursued the agent instead of leaving.She then allegedly angrily kicked the special agent twice.•••••Bobby Altis, born in 1996, of Wellington was charged with theft, a Class A misdemeanor; and sale of electronic cigarettes to a minor, a Class B misdemeanor.Altis is accused from May 8 through May 26, 2015 of stealing about $418 in cash from a McDonald’s cash register and was captured on video surveillance doing so. He was encouraged to make restitution to the owner and promised to do so. But allegedly he did not follow through. He also is accused of selling e-cigarettes and a cartridge to a 15-year-old at Jefferson Park in Wellington.•••••Jordan Elston of Arkansas City was accused with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; driving under the influence, a Class A misdemeanor; circumvention of ignition interlock, a Class A misdemeanor; transportation of open container, unclassified misdemeanor; and failure to maintain one lane, a traffic infraction.Elston is accused on Jan. 16, of physically fighting with his brother in the parking lot of the Belle Plaine Turnpike Travel Center resulting in a 911 phone call. He then allegedly was accused of operating a vehicle not equipped with an interlock device with an alcohol concentration of .08 or more.•••••Robert Johnson, born in 1961, of Belle Plaine was charged with driving left of center, a traffic infraction; driving under the influence, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor.Johnson is accused on Jan. 26, of driving a brown Chevrolet S-10 pickup left of center on the 800 block of North U.S. 81 Highway while having an alcohol concentration of more than .08 or more.When stopped officers allegedly found a purple metal marijuana pipe and a small amount of marijuana in a small plastic container in his pocket when he was booked into jail.•••••Jorge Silerio-Nunez of Wichita was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Silerio-Nunez is accused on Jan. 6 at the Kansas Star Casino of stealing about $3,000 in cash after picking up a wallet from the floor beneath another person’s chair and taking it home with him.•••••Mariah Greeno, born in 1995, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Greeno is accused on August 20, 2014 of taking $1,000 cash from her employee’s account at CornerBank in Wellington.•••••Jeffrey Shafer, born in 1959, of Mulvane was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; and domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Shafer is accused of angrily pushing another person, then grabbing his neck and trying to choke him.  He then allegedly pushed another person out of the way who was trying to break up the fight.Shafer pled guilty to both the Class B battery and domestic battery misdemeanor charges on Feb. 5 in district court. He was sentenced to two concurrent six months in county jail and must pay court costs. The defendant was committed to serve a sentence immediately and his release date is July 27, 2015.•••••Nicole Logue, born in 1990, of Wellington was charged with battery, a Class B misdemeanor; disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; battery of a law enforcement officer, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; and forgery, a level 8 felony.Logue is accused on Jan. 27 of causing injuries to a 2-year-old, who had a red and swollen left cheek and bruises on the back of his back and legs. She also allegedly yelled profanity at her son. When neighbors came over to intervene to protect the boy, she said to take him away because he was being a little brat.She then allegedly resisted arrest when being handcuffed.Earlier, on Dec. 13, Logue allegedly went to the Casey’s General Store and purchased $134.41 of gas and other merchandise using a check from a closed account of another person.Then on Dec. 14, she was charged with another forgery, a level 8 felony when she wrote a $61.97 check to Penny’s Diner on another person’s checking account without his knowledge.•••••Jenny Sanders-Royston, born in 1982, and currently an occupant at the Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita; was charged with conspiracy to commit forgery, a level 10 felony; and two counts of forgery, a level 8 felony.Brandon Long, born in 1982, and currently an occupant at the Sumner County Jail, was charged with burglary, a level 7 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; criminal damage to property, a Class B misdemeanor; conspiracy to commit forgery, a level 10 felony; and two counts of forgery, a level 8 felony.Long is accused of breaking into a storage unit at 2001 North A Street in Wellington and stealing checks belonging to someone else.Sanders-Royston on Oct. 8, 2014 along with Long is accused of borrowing a phone and ordering $48.50 worth of food from Big Cheese Pizza and paying for it using the stolen checks. Then she is accused of using a forged check to buy $55 worth of merchandise from Casey’s General Store.•••••Kelly Williams, born in 1984, of Haysville was charged with theft, a level 9 felony; and criminal damage to property, a level 9 felony;Williams is accused on Feb. 2, 2014, while at the Kansas Star Casino of stealing a 1997 Honda Accord which was parked there. Williams also removed the exhaust and catalytic converter from the car, totaling about $2,949 in damage to the vehicle.•••••Heshaem Dridi, also known as Jesse, born in 1990, considered homeless and in Shawnee County Jail in Topeka was charged with theft, a level 9 felony.Dridi is accused of stealing a Sony Digital Camera; two Aladdin doors, a 21 inch gold bangle, a 20 inch gold chain with tear-shaped pendant; 16-inch gold rope chain, several small gold chains and other jewelry from his father and stepmother’s home in Wellington. He was then caught allegedly with the camcorder in his suitcase when his father took him back to Topeka. He also allegedly gave the jewelry to his sister Alishi Dridi, who sold the jewelry to the Gold Corner and gave him the money.last_img read more

Senior women join Champions weekend

first_img7 Sep 2018 Senior women join Champions weekend This is women’s County Champion of Champions weekend – and for the first time this year the seniors will join the title hunt.All three age groups – girls, women and senior women – will be on parade at Frilford Heath Golf Club, Oxfordshire, where the action will unfold on the Green course.Champions weekend is a long-established feature of the men’s calendar and two years ago it was extended to include women and girls. Now, with the inclusion of senior women to complete the line-up, the female competitions have become an event in their own right.The girls will play their 36 holes tomorrow and Bedfordshire’s Georgia Staroscik (Leighton Buzzard) will be back to defend the title she won last year. (Image copyright Leadrboard Photography).The women county champions play their 36-hole event on Sunday and the field includes Buckinghamshire’s Daisy Kennedy (Stoke Park) who has represented England at U16 level, and Middlesex champion Lulu Housman (Wyke Green), who has been an England senior champion and international.The seniors play 18 holes on each day and the inaugural event has attracted players including the former internationals, Lancashire’s Janet Melville (Royal Birkdale), Somerset’s Amanda Mayne (Saltford) and Norfolk’s Jo Ashmore (Barnham Broom).The men, boys and senior men will contest their County Champion of Champions titles next weekend at Woodhall Spa. Tags: Champion of Champions, County, Frilford Heath, Womenlast_img read more

Schmidt’s fightback sets up title shoot-out

first_img Teenager Ben Schmidt pulled off a great comeback today to give Yorkshire their second win at the English Men’s County Championship and set up a title shoot-out with Gloucestershire.Schmidt’s hard-fought point gave the Northerners a 5-4 win over BB&O (Berks, Bucks & Oxon) at Aldeburgh Golf Club, Suffolk. Gloucestershire, meanwhile, defeated Lincolnshire 6-3, also for their second match win of the tournament.The results mean that tomorrow’s head-to-head between the two teams will decide the outcome of the trophy. Victory would give Yorkshire their 22nd win, while Gloucestershire would claim both their third win – and a notable double, after the county’s women won their championship a couple of weeks ago.Both teams made their first move in the foursomes, each claiming two of the three points on offer. Before long, though, drama was unfolding in the singles.Yorkshire started the afternoon in style, with international David Hague playing nicely under par to defeat England team-mate David Langley by 3/2. Bailey Gill, yet another England player, added his point to Yorkshire’s tally on the 17th and took them to within touching distance of the win. But the team had to withstand a determined BB&O onslaught before they could get over the line.First Tim Shin came back from 2 down after 12 to win on the last green, after a low scoring game in which the players notched up seven birdies between them. Then boy international Harrison Arnold broke through in a close match to win 3/1 – and the two counties were level-pegging with four game points apiece.In the final game, Yorkshire’s Schmidt, trailed Adam Birdseye over the opening holes and was three down after nine. “I lost both my matches yesterday and I went into the back nine thinking ‘I really don’t want to lose another one’,” said Schmidt, who is the English Boys’ County Champion of Champions.So the 16-year-old blocked out the pressure, clawed his way back and was 1up after 15 – only to put his second shot on 16 in the gorse. Back to all square.A text book par on 17 was good enough to put him back in the lead, but he gave himself one more test before claiming his point. His long approach putt on 18 went 6ft past the hole and left him a nerve-tingling downhill, breaking putt – but he slotted it straight in for the win, to cheers from his team supporters. “It was nice to make that,” he said. “I’ve really enjoyed today.”Yorkshire captain Darryl Berry remarked: “He (Schmidt) was out to prove a point, he wanted his point and I knew he would dig in for us.“It’s been a tough day, but we got the win and now it’s a shoot-out tomorrow – and it will be a good one.”Gloucestershire captain Gary Ward echoed that after his team found their stride and then powered to their win.Mitch Waite, yet another England player, led the way in the singles and was four-under when he won on the 16th. Joe Harvey followed up with another 3/2 win before Jake Phillips holed a 25-footer on 16 to both win his point and claim the match for Gloucestershire.“It’s unreal, I’m dead chuffed,” said Phillips, who had been in a fairway bunker on the hole but who saved par with his great putt. “This is my Ryder Cup, this is as good as it gets for me and it’s fantastic.”Gloucestershire’s team total rose with two halved games, thanks to Nick Day and Haider Hussain, who holed a 40ft putt on the last.“They were outstanding today and now it’s all to play for tomorrow,” said Ward. “It was nip and tuck to start with, we didn’t pick up the pace for the first seven or eight holes and Lincolnshire have some cracking players, but then they were fantastic.“Tomorrow we’ve got two great teams who have both performed well all week. Both teams have got the players and it will all be on the day.” 29 Sep 2018 Schmidt’s fightback sets up title shoot-out Tags: Aldeburgh Golf Club, BB&O, County Finals, Gloucestershire, Lincolnshire, Men’s Golf, Yorkshirelast_img read more