Recently John Moody of Batesville High School signed a letter of intent to continue his track career at Thomas More College in Northern Kentucky. John has been running track at Batesville since the 6th grade. His specialties are the 400m, 200m, 4 x 400m relay, and the long jump.John is the son of William and Barb Moody. Good luck, John, as you continue your track career.
President Trump is joining world leaders and veterans in Normandy, France today to mark the 75th anniversary of the D-Day invasion.Trump continues a tradition for American presidents to honor the 160-thousand allied troops who landed June 6th, 1944, setting in motion the end of Hitler’s Third Reich. Trump will speak soon at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial, the final resting place for nine-thousand-three-hundred-and-88 Americans who never returned.
Florida: Caribbean Premier League side (CPL) Jamaica Tallawahs has said that former batsman Ramnaresh Sarwan had nothing to do with star batter Chris Gayle not being retained by the franchise.Things turned sour between former West Indies teammates Sarwan and Gayle as the latter blasted the former middle-order batsman and went on to the extent of calling him a snake.Gayle wasn’t retained by Jamaica Tallawahs and the southpaw alleged it was because of Sarwan who created differences between him and the franchise.“Gayle gave several reasons for the decision that was made not to retain him in the Tallawahs. However, the truth is that this decision was made collectively by the Ownership and Management team which did not include Ramnaresh Sarwan and based purely on business and cricketing reasoning,” Jamaica Tallawahs said in a statement on their official website.“Further, the ownership and management of the Tallahwas have no political affiliation with any political organization in any country of the Caribbean,” the statement read.Gayle had claimed that Sarwan wanted to take control of the franchise and that is why he engineered Gayle’s ouster from the team.“Sarwan, you are worse than the coronavirus right now,” Gayle had said in the video uploaded on his YouTube channel.Gayle played his first four CPL seasons with Tallawahs before turning out for St. Kitts and Nevis Patriots in the next two seasons respectively.He returned to Tallawahs the previous season as a marquee player before his alleged fall-out with the franchise that saw him join St. Lucia Zouks for the next season. IANSAlso Read: Caribbean Premier League: Chris Gayle returns to Jamaica TallawahsAlso Watch: Quick Shoppe in Guwahati takes precautionary measures against the spread of Coronavirus
Quarter-finals on this weekendTHE top eight teams in the 2019 edition of the MILO schools football tournament will battle for a spot in the semi-finals from this weekend.After more than a month of games, the business end of the tournament gets going from13:00hrs at the Ministry of Education (MoE) ground on Carifesta Avenue.This year, a new champion will be crowned.Today, Charlestown Secondary will match skills with Annandale Secondary in the opener before The Bishops’ High lock horns with President’s College in the feature and anticipated clash.Tomorrow, tournament favourites Christianburg/Wismar Secondary School (CWSS) will play Vergenoegen Secondary in the first match before Lodge Secondary face St. John’s College at 15:00hrs.Please see the official fixtures of the tournament, which is supported by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) through their ‘Stop Gender-based Violence’ campaign, below.3/30/2019 Quarter Finals – Knock Out Ministry of Education ground Match #13:00 hrs Charlestown Secondary vs Annandale Secondary 4515:00 hrs Bishops’ High School vs President’s College 463/31/2019 Quarter-Finals – Knock Out Ministry of Education ground Match #13:00 hrs Christianburg/Wismar Secondary vs Vergenoegen Secondary 4715:00 hrs Lodge Secondary School vs St John’s College 48
UEFA’s decision to postpone Euro 2020 for 12 months earlier this week could allow games to be completed over the summer if strict restrictions on travelling and mass gatherings to halt the spread of COVID-19 are lifted in time.The leagues still hope to finish the season once play can be restarted rather than accepting the current standings as final or declaring the campaign null and void.“We’re united in our commitment to finding ways of resuming the 2019-20 football season and ensuring all domestic and European club league and cup matches are played as soon as it is safe and possible to do so,” added the statement.Even if play can commence in early May, that could mean matches stretching beyond the June 30goal UEFA agreed on for finishing the season on Tuesday.The end of June is when many players’ contracts and loan deals expire.However, the English authorities are putting no limit of when the 2019/20 season must be finished by.“The FA’s Rules and Regulations state that ‘the season shall terminate not later than the 1 June’ and ‘each competition shall, within the limit laid down by The FA, determine the length of its own playing season’.“However, The FA’s Board has agreed for this limit to be extended indefinitely for the 2019/20 season in relation to Professional Football.”One option could see the end of the 2019/20 and beginning of the 2020/21 come together with no time for an off-season break.“Players may need to get their summer break in now before we finish what was the 19/20 season and roll it right into the 20/21 season without a break,” Brighton striker Glenn Murray said.“Everyone loves sport, everyone loves watching football but I really think the right decision was made in bringing it to a halt.“At this moment in time it’s pretty irrelevant, people’s health is first and foremost. Once we get over this crisis we can look at sport and getting the Premier League and Football Leagues back in action.”The sudden shutdown, though, could have long-lasting consequences for many lower league clubs worrying if they will even be able to survive the next couple of months with no income from gate receipts.A £50 million ($58 million) short-term relief package was announced by the EFL to help stricken clubs on Wednesday.However, there has so far been no bailout from the Premier League to ensure those further down the pyramid survive.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram COVID-19 UPDATEThe shutdown of English football was extended until at least April 30on Thursday after the Premier League and English Football League (EFL) held crisis meetings.“We’ve collectively agreed that the professional game in England will be further postponed until no earlier than Thursday 30 April,” said a joint statement by the English Football Association, Premier League, EFL, players and managers’ bodies.
Cameroon has recorded 14,916 cases with 11,525 recoveries and 359 deaths.“I have informed Caf of our decision to decline hosting the 2020 Caf Champions League ‘Final Four’ after failure to secure government’s backing to host the prestigious event,” Fecafoot President Mbombo Njoya said.“The decision is motivated by the risk of the situation of the coronavirus pandemic in Cameroon and uncertainties about the pandemic.”Eight-time winners Al Ahly of Cairo, their city rivals Zamalek, and Moroccan duo Wydad and Raja Casablanca are in contention for the continental crown.BBC Sport also understands that worries around the climate may have influenced Cameroon’s decision to reject hosting Africa’s pinnacle club competition.The Confederation of African football will now turn their attention towards getting a new host for the three-game event.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Cameroon will not host the mini-tournament to decide the 2020 African Champions League winners, the country has announced.In May, the continent’s football ruling body Caf had announced the newly-erected 50,000-seat Japoma Stadium would stage the Champions League final prior to the 2020 African Nations Championship and 2021 Africa Cup of Nations.Last month, after assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on African football, Caf said the semi-finals and final would be played in a “Final Four” format in September.external-linkBut a recent spike in coronavirus cases has prompted Cameroon to turn down the chance to host the matches.
The Director General, Lagos State Sports Commission (LSSC), Oluwatoyin Gafaar has lauded the resilience of the Super Eagles following their 3-2 win over Cameroon at the on-going Africa Cup of Nations.Commending the team who came from a goal deficit to pip their arch-rival and book a quarter final ticket, he said the victory calmed frayed nerves after their loss against Madagascar.Gafaar commended the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Babajide Sanwo-Olu who was physically present to cheer the team to victory. “Lagos State is known for excellence and this has once again been demonstrated by His Excellency on the international stage after motivating the Super Eagles to victory in Alexandria, Egypt at a critical moment when they were down.” Gafaar described the gesture as a reflection of Sanwo-Olu’s understanding of sports terrain and importance of identifying with athletes.“Every athlete derive greater motivation from being appreciated and that was exactly what His Excellency did by promising the Super Eagles players handsome reward if they upturn the 2-1 deficit in the second half which they did in a grand style.”The DG said the incentive from the Lagos governor should not be seen or limited to the surface value by Lagosians. According to Gafaar, if the governor could dedicate such time to sports less than two months after assuming office, then athletes and sports stakeholders are in for a good time in the state. Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram
German referee Felix Brych waved away Ronaldo’s claims for a penalty on 31 minutes despite replays suggesting the Real Madrid star was bundled over by centre-back Michal Pazdan as he went to meet a cross.Two minutes later, Sanches collected Nani’s cutback from the right side of the area and hit a fierce shot that deflected off Grzegorz Krychowiak and beat Lukasz Fabianski at his near post.Portugal should have hit the winner on 85 minutes, but after sneaking behind Pazan to meet a high ball from substitute Joao Moutinho, Ronaldo’s left foot failed to connect with what looked like a simple chance.Extra time was notable more for the pitch invader who tried to reach Ronaldo than for real scoring chances. Fourteen security personnel carried the Ronaldo fan off after he was caught.Goalkeeper Rui Patricio and Ricardo Quaresma were Portugal’s shootout heroes. Patricio dived left to save Jakub Blaszczykowski’s tame fourth shot for the Poles, who had reached the quarter-finals for the first time.Quaresma was next up for Portugal and made no mistake firing high into the net to beat Fabianski.Sanches said it was a “wonderful moment for the team” and for himself to score.He made little of Portugal’s failure to make a clear win again.“People criticise us but we don’t care, because we are in the semis,” Sanches said.Ronaldo looked vulnerable, but Portugal coach Fernando Santos hailed his performance as “amazing”.“People focus on Ronaldo because he has to score, but he played amazing, he is a great captain.”Santos said it was “an exaggeration” to say Sanches was taking over from the team’s number one player.“He played a great game, but he is still growing.“This is not the future Renato because (in the future) he will be an even better player.“Renato is still growing and he has to take all his qualities and put it all on the pitch.”Poland were disconsolate.“It hurts and it will hurt for a long time,” Lewandowski said as he watched Ronaldo celebrate.Portugal play the winner of Friday’s game between Belgium and Wales in Lille.The final two quarter finals are between Germany and Italy on Saturday followed by France against underdogs Iceland on Sunday.Share on: WhatsApp Pages: 1 2 3 Bayern boys Kamil Grosicki hurried past Southampton right-back Cedric Soares to deliver a great cross for Lewandowski to drive past a flailing Rui Patricio as Poland made a flying start.It was the Polish striker’s first goal of the competition, after hitting a record 13 in qualifying.Sanches, his new teammate at Bayern Munich, came to Portugal’s rescue. Marseille, France | AFP |Cristiano Ronaldo took his “dream” of an international title another step closer when Portugal beat Poland in a penalty shootout to reach the European Championship semi-finals.Robert Lewandowski scored barely 100 seconds into the latest night of Euro 2016 drama before Portugal unleashed the player who many say could lead the country’s post-Ronaldo era.Making his first start at Euro 2016, Renato Sanches, a powerful 18-year-old and already a 35 million euro ($38 million) player, smashed home a 25 metre drive to equalise the match that went into extra time and then penalties.Sanches followed Ronaldo in hitting home his spot kick as Portugal won 5-3, having again failed to win a game in the alloted 90 minutes. That did not prevent relieved Portuguese celebrations.Ronaldo said it had been an “unforgetable” night as Portugal had reached their target of a semi-final place. “Everyone should be congratulated.”But the Real Madrid star acknowledged again that the prize he really cherishes is a world or European title. And at 31, he knows time is running out.“The dream is getting closer and anything can happen now. I’m not missing anything (in honours) and even if my career finished today I would still feel privileged,” said the Real Madrid star.“But I’ve always said, and I don’t hide it, that I would love to win a title with the national team. We’re on the right road.”Poland started strongly, with Robert Lewandowski scoring his first goal of Euro 2016 before the stadium had settled.
Submitted by United Way of Thurston CountyUnited Way of Thurston County announced today that The Boeing Company will sponsor the 2013 Loaned Executive program. The program supports a temporary loaned executive position focused on strategic fundraising for United Way’s fall campaign season.“Thurston County is comprised primarily of small businesses with 50 employees or less,” said Tanya Mote, United Way of Thurston County’s development director. “It is vital for United Way to have access to additional help during the annual campaign season.” The account executive raises funds to support United Way’s Community Care Fund and 35 local nonprofit programs through engaged public speaking, community presentations, philanthropy and volunteerism. Mote adds the account executive is a major asset to the organization’s small development team responsible for covering over 200 workplace campaigns in Thurston County. Last year, the loaned executive helped raise a total of $164,050 from 60 workplace accounts.“The Loaned Executive Program is an opportunity for Boeing leaders to help make the places we call home even better, and we are pleased to collaborate with United Way,” said Elizabeth Warman, director of Global Corporate Citizenship, Northwest Region. “With a deeper understanding of our shared social challenges, we can work together to create lasting change and stronger communities.”The Community Fund of Boeing Puget Sound has been a strong supporter of United Way since 1999 raising a total of $320,418. Boeing’s generous support over the years also includes $373,328 in sponsorship and corporate gifts.For more information on United Way of Thurston County, visit www.unitedway-thurston.org. Facebook0Tweet0Pin0