Grace Martha Rogers

first_imgGrace Martha Rogers, 96 of Batesville, Indiana died August 31, 2018 at St. Andrews in Batesville.Born June 25, 1922 in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Stephen John and Irene May (Taylor) Urbanick.  Grace graduated from Lindbloom High School in Chicago.On September 10, 1949, she married Maurice Rogers at Clearing Bible Church in Chicago.  They met at work In Chicago.  They later moved to Kokomo, Indiana where they lived for 40 years before moving to Batesville.Her interests included gardening and flowers.  She also loved hosting gatherings with friends.  She loved her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ and was very involved in her church.  She taught Sunday School and held many backyard Bible clubs.She is survived by three sons, Keith Rogers of Batesville, Kenneth (Marie) Rogers of Indianapolis, Daniel (JoAnn) Rogers of Batesville, 7 grandchildren, 7 great-grandchildren and one brother, Burton Urbanick.Visitation is 2:00-3:00PM on Friday, September 7, 2018 with the funeral service immediately following at 3:00PM all at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville.  She will be laid to rest beside her husband at Sunset Memory Gardens in Kokomo, Indiana.Memorials may be given to the New Testament Baptist Church in Penntown c/o the funeral home.  Online condolences www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

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La Liga: Chukwueze Sets Sight on Europa Ticket

first_imgSamuel Chukwueze “This is just the restart of the league, three months without playing, from now we are just recovering from the pandemic, I think we played well, maybe next game will be much better,” Chukwueze told La Liga Television.He said he felt so happy with victory over Mallorca and now looking forward to finishing the season with at least a Europa ticket.“I feel so happy, more will come. We need to look forward because we want to reach the Europa League.“That is our dream and target, if we keep on playing like this we will reach the Europa,” enthused the pacy winger.Up next for Chukwueze and his teammates is a trip to the Nuevo Los Cármenes Stadium, where they will face Ramon Azeez’s Granada on Friday, June 19.“We will continue working hard with the training and Thursday we will travel for the Friday game ( against Granada). We are ready to fight for every position in the league.“We defended well and we took our chances, that’s the most important thing, we did very well.”Of his 28 appearances in the Spanish top-flight so far this season, Chukwueze has gone the distance in nine matches, including Tuesday’s win vs Mallorca.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Samuel Chukwueze whose assist to Carlos Bacca gave Villarreal the lone goal victory that earned the Yellow Submarines maximum points against Mallorca on Tuesday night has set his eyes on a UEFA Europa ticket.With just nine games to the end of the 2019/20 La Liga season, the Super Eagles winger is optimistic that Villarreal have a realistic chance of qualifying for next season’s European competitions.Speaking on La Liga TV on Tuesday night, Chukwueze who was being modest in his aspiration was short of saying Villarreal will qualify for the UEFA Champions League as just three points separates his club and Real Sociedad on 47 points and fourth on the log.last_img read more

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USC visits Oregon State in Pac-12 clash

first_imgThe USC men’s basketball team (10-10, 1-6 Pac-12) will travel to Corvallis, Ore. following one of their most promising weeks of Pac-12 play and take on the Oregon State Beavers (11-8, 3-4).Solid as a rock · Senior guard Pe’Shon Howard has averaged 10.1 points and a team-leading 4.1 assists per game while starting 20 of 21 games for the Trojans this season. Howard transferred from Maryland after the 2013 season. – Ralf Cheung | Daily TrojanHead coach Andy Enfield’s squad is coming off of a week that saw them pick up their first conference victory of the year, beating Cal in convincing fashion.The Trojans followed that up with a strong effort against the visiting Stanford Cardinal, keeping pace with them before eventually falling by 8 in overtime.Oregon State will be no tough task for the Trojans. The Beavers are 8-2 in their last 10 in Corvallis, and redshirt junior guard Roberto Nelson is leading the Pac-12 in scoring, with just more than 22 points a game.“This league is very good top to bottom,” Enfield said regarding the rigorous Pac-12 schedule.Though the Trojans have not been able to put all the pieces together in conference play, their effort is undoubtedly there. Last season the Trojans had similar struggles, losing five out of their first eight Pac-12 games. There seems to be a marked difference in the two squads despite what the similar records might suggest.Enfield’s team seems to put forth great effort every night, despite facing mounting struggles on the offensive end.“The guys have had great attitudes and they’ve been very enthusiastic,” he said. “I’m very proud of our players.”Though some of the younger players have struggled to find consistency this season, junior guard Byron Wesley has been a model of stability. Wesley comes into the game averaging 16.5 points and seven rebounds per contest.For his part, Wesley thinks the Trojans need to follow his lead and find some on-court steadiness.“We just need to stay consistent,” the Rancho Cucamonga, Calif. native said. “Look at the film, grow, see our flaws, see what we do well, and continue to practice hard and prepare like we’ve been preparing.”While Wesley’s stellar efforts will be required, he will certainly need some help to walk out with a win in Corvallis, something the Trojans have been unable to do in their last four road contests with the Beavers.Some of that help may come in the form of freshman forward Nikola Jovanovic, who entered the season as a low-profile recruit but has his coaches raving about his progress.For his efforts he has earned what seems to be a permanent place in the starting line-up, and his coach was clear when explaining why.“We’re 8-1 when Nikola scores in double figures,” Enfield said. “Hopefully he understands that.”Against California, Jovanovic certainly seemed to get that message, scoring a career-high 23 points while shooting a mind-boggling 80 percent from the field.Some of his better performances have made Trojan fans and national scouts alike forget that Jovanovic is only 18, but, luckily for Enfield, his growing stardom has not translated into any sense of entitlement.“It’s been awesome for me as a freshman,” Jovanovic said of his increased playing time.His teammates seem to appreciate Jovanovic as well.“Nikola is really talented,” Wesley said of his international teammate. “I’ve been really impressed with his work ethic.”Jovanovic, Wesley and the rest of the team will have to continue to work hard, as the schedule only gets tougher.Following the Oregon State game, the Trojans have a date in Eugene with the always talented Oregon Ducks. For now, however, USC will try to march into Corvallis and come out with their second conference win of the season.last_img read more

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Goalie Onyango nominated for African Player of the Year award

first_imgJohannesburg, South Africa | AFP |Uganda’s number one goalkeeper Dennis Onyango is among 30 nominees named for the 2016 African Player of the Year football award.Onyango plays for Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa who moved closer to a fairy-tale CAF Champions League title with a 3-0 home victory over Zamalek of Egypt Saturday in the first leg of the final.His season has seen him guide Uganda Cranes to their first African Cup of Nations finals appearance since 1978.African football body CAF released Saturday the lists of nominees for the two major annual individual awards, the African Player of the Year and the Africa-based Player of the Year. Onyango was nominated in both categories.Tanzania striker Mbwana Samatta, winner of the 2015 Africa-based Player of the Year award, is not among the nominees for that category as he now plays in Belgium.Among those who could succeed him are Uganda goalkeeper Onyango and Zimbabwe striker Khama Billiat from CAF Champions League finalists Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa.The Uganda team that faced Comoros. PHOTO FUFA Ivory Coast: Serge Aurier (Paris Saint-Germain/FRA), Eric Bailly (Manchester Utd/ENG), Gervinho (Hebei Fortune/CHN)Kenya: Victor Wanyama (Tottenham Hotspur/ENG)Liberia: William Jebor (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)Morocco: Mehdi Benatia (Juventus/ITA), Hakim Ziyech (Ajax Amsterdam/NED)Nigeria: Kelechi Iheanacho (Manchester City/ENG), John Obi Mikel (Chelsea/ENG), Ahmed Musa (Leicester City/ENG)Senegal: Kalidou Koulibaly (Napoli/ITA), Sadio Mane (Liverpool/ENG)South Africa: Keegan Dolly (Mamelodi Sundowns), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Tanzania: Mbwana Samatta (Genk/BEL)Tunisia: Aymen Abdennour (Valencia/ESP), Wahbi Khazri (Sunderland/ENG)Uganda: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Africa-based Player of the Year(25 nominees)Chad: Morgan Betorangal (Mouloudia Bejaia/ALG)Congo Brazzaville: Fabrice Ondama (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)DR Congo: Joel Kimwaki, Elia Meschak (both TP Mazembe), Joyce Lomalisa (V Club), Idris Mbombo (ZESCO Utd/ZAM)Egypt: Ali Gabr, Ayman Hefny, Bassem Morsy (all Zamalek)Ivory Coast: Yannick Zakri (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Kenya: Jesse Were (ZESCO Utd/ZAM)Liberia: William Jebor (Wydad Casablanca/MAR)Mali: Salif Coulibaly (TP Mazembe/COD)Morocco: Reda Hajhouj (Wydad Casablanca)Nigeria: Chisom Chikatara (Wydad Casablanca/MAR), Mfon Udoh (Enyimba)South Africa: Keegan Dolly, Hlompho Kekana (both Mamelodi Sundowns), Itumeleng Khune (Kaizer Chiefs)Uganda: Dennis Onyango (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Tunisia: Hamza Lahmar, Aymen Mathlouthi (both Etoile Sahel)Zambia: Rainford Kalaba (TP Mazembe/COD), Jackson Mwanza (ZESCO Utd)Zimbabwe: Khama Billiat (Mamelodi Sundowns/RSA)Notes— CAF media, technical and development committees, journalists and TV consultants and national coaches or national technical directors will be involved in selection process— Abuja hosts awards ceremony on Jan 5 2017 Share on: WhatsAppcenter_img Hot favourite for the top award however is Riyad Mahrez of Algeria.The winger, who is equally efficient at scoring and creating goals, was a key figure for sensational 2015-2016 English Premier League (EPL) title winners Leicester City.His efforts were acknowledged by fellow professionals in the most watched domestic football league in the world when they voted him EPL Players’ Player of the Year.Mahrez has been equally impressive for Algeria, who have been consistently among the top ranked African football nations for several years.So good has been his form on the right side of midfield that long-time Algerian football icon Sofiane Feghouli cannot always make the starting line-up for the Desert Foxes.It would be a shock if Mahrez, who joined Leicester two years ago from French outfit Le Havre, is not named African Player of the Year in Abuja on January 5.The Algerian is one of three Leicester stars in the running for the top African football individual award — the others are compatriot and striker Islam Slimani and Nigeria winger Ahmed Musa.EPL footballers dominate the 30-star list with 12 included, three come from the Italian Serie A, two each from the Spanish La Liga and French Ligue 1 and one from the German Bundesliga.CAF media, development and technical committee members, journalists and TV consultants and national coaches or national technical directors are involved in the selection process.The lone nominee from the Bundesliga, Gabon and Borussia Dortmund striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, was a controversial 2015 winner.Ivory Coast and Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who was seeking a record-extending fifth consecutive award, publicly criticised the choice of the Gabon goal-poacher.Toure dismissed the outstanding form of Aubameyang for Dortmund in the Bundesliga and the Europa League, saying 2015 Africa Cup of Nations performances should have been prioritised.He was part of the Ivory Coast team that won the African showpiece for the first time in 23 years, ending a decade of under-achievement by a self-styled ‘golden generation’.Toure has been sidelined amid a war of words between his agent and new Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola and was not nominated.Three Ivorians made the list — veteran winger Gervinho, centre-back Eric Bailly and controversial Paris Saint-Germain right-back Serge Aurier.The defender is being investigated by world body FIFA for making a throat-slitting gesture after creating a goal for Ivory Coast in a World Cup victory over Mali last weekend.But Mali coach Alain Giresse has hailed Aurier, saying he “saved the life” of opponent Moussa Doumbia by preventing him swallowing his tongue after being knocked unconscious.African Player of the Year(30 nominees)Algeria: Riyad Mahrez (Leicester City/ENG), Islam Slimani (Leicester City/ENG), El Arabi Hillel Soudani (Dinamo Zagreb/CRO)Cameroon: Samuel Eto’o (Antalyaspor/TUR), Benjamin Mounkandjo(Lorient/FRA)Democratic Republic of Congo: Cedric Bakambu (Villareal/ESP), Yannick Bolasie (Everton/ENG)Egypt: Mohamed El Neny (Arsenal/ENG), Mohamed Salah (Roma/ITA)Gabon: Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang (Borussia Dortmund/GER, holder)Ghana: Andre Ayew (West Ham/ENG)last_img read more

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Jets release Santonio Holmes after 4 seasons

first_imgSantonio Holmes (AP Photo/File)NEW YORK (AP) – Tone Time is over for the New York Jets.The Jets parted ways with wide receiver Santonio Holmes on Monday, cutting the talented but injury-plagued playmaker after four seasons.The move, which had been expected, saves the Jets $8.25 million, which Holmes was due to make as his base salary this season. He was also scheduled to have a $10.75 million cap number, a lofty total for a one-time Super Bowl MVP who has struggled with injuries and inconsistency the last two seasons.The Jets also released cornerback Antonio Cromartie on Sunday, clearing $17.75 million of salary cap space before the NFL’s free agency period starts Tuesday. New York could also save another $8.3 million if they cut quarterback Mark Sanchez, who missed last season with a shoulder injury.Holmes, who turned 30 last Monday, had 23 catches – the second-lowest total of his career – for 456 yards and a touchdown in 11 games last season. He missed five games midway through the season with a hamstring injury. Holmes played in just four games in 2012 and was sidelined for several months after suffering a career-threatening foot injury.In December, Holmes said he would be willing to restructure his contract to remain a member of the Jets, adding that how much of a pay cut he’d be asked to take probably wouldn’t play into his decision to want to stay.“I appreciate Tone’s contributions over the last four seasons,” coach Rex Ryan said in a statement. “I’ve always admired his knack for making the clutch play. He’s a tremendous competitor who wants the ball in his hands when the game is on the line. I wish him nothing but the best.”Holmes signed a five-year, $45 million deal before the 2011 season after a solid first year with the Jets, who acquired him from Pittsburgh for a fifth-round draft pick. He agreed to restructure his contract in March 2012, when he took a $3.5 million cut to his scheduled base salary of $11 million for last season.Holmes was a controversial figure at times during his tenure with the Jets, butting heads with Sanchez and the team’s offensive linemen during the 2011 season. In the season finale at Miami, he got into an argument with offensive tackle Wayne Hunter in the huddle and was benched for the rest of the game.The mercurial wide receiver also had a contentious relationship with the media, keeping his answers short during most group interviews. He inadvertently made headlines last season when he called Carolina’s secondary the Panthers defense’s “weakest link” while trying to credit the unit – but providing bulletin board for an opponent that went out and beat the Jets 30-20.Holmes was a first-round draft pick by the Steelers out of Ohio State in 2006 and was selected the Super Bowl MVP in his third season after he caught a 6-yard touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left to lead Pittsburgh past Arizona.He had his best statistical performance the following season with 79 catches for 1,248 yards and five touchdowns. But Holmes was traded to the Jets the following offseason after the Steelers tired of his numerous legal troubles.Holmes was suspended for his first four games with the Jets for violating the NFL’s substance abuse policy, but quickly became one of the team’s primary playmakers when he returned. He played a key role in three straight wins with big catches late in games, prompting Ryan to label those types of clutch moments as “Tone Time.”He also helped lead the Jets to their second straight AFC title game appearance, in which they lost to Holmes’ former team.Holmes has 381 career catches for 5,963 yards and 36 touchdowns in eight NFL seasons.___AP NFL website: www.pro32.ap.orglast_img read more

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The Final Hurdle: Sourav Ganguly’s message to Indian team; If you get to the…

first_imgImage Courtesy: ScrollAdvertisement r6wr8NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs7vf0Wingsuit rodeo📽Sindre Epw( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) 57k5Would you ever consider trying this?😱d73Can your students do this? 🌚tmb5qeRoller skating! Powered by Firework Despite the recent dominance by the Men In Blue in International circuit, the team have come to a screeching halt in the vital knockout fixtures especially the semi-finals.  BCCI President Sourav Ganguly claimed that the team of this calibre should be going past the semis stage after reaching.  Advertisement Image Courtesy: ScrollIndia have managed to reach the semi-finals of each and every ICC tournament since the 2013 Champions Trophy but have no silverware to show for it. Sourav Ganguly claimed that the team will get all the help required for getting past the semi-finals. The former captain addressed the issue as a mental thing. He said:“I am sure Virat (Kohli), Rohit (Sharma) and other players will hopefully do it at one stage. We can support them. In my playing days, I could bat and get India to a final. But none of us can do it now. We can only help. We can give them what they want — can give them facilities, but I am sure this team will get past,” Advertisement Ganguly also went on to address the young squad’s chances at the U-19 World Cup in 2020. He added:“We won the last U-19 World Cup. Under Rahul (Dravid), Paras (Mhambrey) and other staff, we will be able to do well in South Africa,” Advertisement Read Also:Michael Vaughan: Only India have the tools to beat Australia at home in testsBCCI head Sourav Ganguly to appoint a new team of selectors for Team India Advertisementlast_img read more

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