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INDOT plans State Road 48 closure

first_imgRipley County, In. — Crews from Indiana Department of Transportation’s Penntown Unit plan to replace a 24-inch drainage pipe located under State Road 48 in northeast Ripley County next Wednesday, May 9, weather permitting.The day-long operation will close S.R. 48—beginning at 7:45 a.m.—between Stumpke’s Corner/ Spades Road and Negangard Corner/S.R. 101.  Barricades will be located at Spades Road and C.R. 800 East.last_img

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Fair leads SU past St. John’s with 17 points in all-around performance

first_img Published on February 10, 2013 at 7:32 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Facebook Twitter Google+ Related Stories HE’S BACK: Southerland scores 13 in 1st game back as Syracuse defeats St. John’s 77-58center_img All alone, C.J. Fair caught the ball in the left corner and waited. The Syracuse forward had time to size up his first 3-point attempt of the game, which dropped smoothly through the basket moments later.The shot – the first field goal by either team – came in the first 71 seconds in the game, but it revealed to St. John’s that Fair could score from anywhere on the floor, something he put on display for the remaining 39 minutes of the matchup on Sunday.“I kind of felt my rhythm early,” Fair said. “I made a couple 3s and then after that, that kind of opened up the rest of my game. That’s why I was able to drive and make the midrange shot as well.”Fair scored in a variety of ways – from beyond the arc and on the offensive glass, on drives and midrange jump shots – en route a notching a team-high 17 points in the Orange’s (20-3, 8-2 Big East) 77-58 victory over the Red Storm (15-9, 7-5) in the Carrier Dome on Sunday. He was solid from start to finish, picking his spots within the offense and coming through to thwart a St. John’s comeback bid in the second half.“C.J. was terrific as always,” SU head coach Jim Boeheim said. “It was a good win.”AdvertisementThis is placeholder textFair’s open 3 from the corner to start the game got his adrenaline flowing. The confidence grew from there, as he skied for an offensive rebound and banked in the follow to extend an early SU lead to six.A midrange jumper from the left corner swished through the net just as his long-range attempt to get it started did. It showed off another part of his well-rounded game and gave Syracuse a comfortable 12-point lead with 8:41 to play in the first half.Then came his second 3.Again it came from the left corner. And again with an easy swish through the net. Only this time Fair exaggerated his follow-through, holding it up for his teammates and opponents to see before he trotted down the court with a smirk on his face.“I felt good because I knocked down my first few 3s,” Fair said. “The team kept leaving me open because I’m not really known as the 3-point threat I guess and for me to knock it down, them two shots got me going.”St. John’s scouting report changed after the break.The Red Storm was well aware of Fair’s ability to hit the open 3 and opted to challenge the forward when he caught the ball on the perimeter.And as Fair said, that only opened up the final weapon in his offensive arsenal.With St. John’s closing in on Syracuse, cutting its lead to five points less than nine minutes into the second half, Fair caught the ball in the left corner, behind the arc. He drove baseline, absorbing contact from Red Storm forward JaKarr Sampson with each step to the basket, and released a high-arcing shot beyond the reach of St. John’s 6-foot-9 shot-blocker Chris Obekpa.The ball bounced around the rim and dropped. Syracuse led by seven and the threat was over. The Orange’s lead would never dip below eight in the final 11 minutes.“C.J. was great,” point guard Michael Carter-Williams said. “He got to the hoop, made his free throws, the pull-up jumper was good – he just had an all-around game and that’s the type of player C.J. is.”The junior also paced SU with nine rebounds in a steady 39-minute performance that has come to be expected by Boeheim and Fair’s teammates.Syracuse guard Brandon Triche said he expects Fair’s scoring average to continue to climb down the stretch. And he was quick to point out the forward leads the team in rebounding while playing nearly 40 minutes every game.But Sunday, it was Fair’s contribution to the offense that stood out. His first 3 sparked a strong start by the Orange, his midrange jumpers kept St. John’s at arm’s length for much of the contest, and his tough drives sealed the game in the second half.His all-around game came to the forefront right when Syracuse needed it against St. John’s.“He’s our most complete or consistent player and he’s just bringing it every night,” Triche said. “That’s what we need.” Commentslast_img read more

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Ghana Black Stars to get boost from GNPC

first_imgThe headline sponsor of the Black Stars, Ghana National Petroleum Corporation (GNPC) has assured the players and technical team of their total support and commitment ahead of the team’s tricky quarterfinal clash against Cape Verde on Saturday.In an exclusive report, Fans Diaries captured the board chairman of GNPC, Mr. Ato Ahwoi assuring the Black Stars of their unflinching support after they beat Niger 3-0 in their last group B game to qualify to the second round of Afcon 2013.“Well done to all of you for making Ghana proud. Now, I’m going back to Accra to bring more resources for the next stage of the competition as promised” he said.In football circles, Mr. Ahwoi is well known for his role as one of the architects who helped transform Accra Hearts of Oak on their way to winning the African Champions League in 2000. That same year, Hearts won the domestic league and FA Cup titles.Observers of the game believe that Mr Ahwoi’s vast football management experience and influence could prove to be a huge advantage for the Black Stars.Addressing the players in the addressing room he said, “By Friday, your package should be here in South Africa and God willing, I’ll be back when we get to the semi- final stage”. Mr. Ahwoi also commended the stars on their team output. “I wish to congratulate you for the team spirit you have been displaying on and off the pitch because a team without a united front can never succeed”.The Black Stars take on Cape Verde – who finished second in a group comprising hosts South Africa, Angola and Morocco – on Saturday 2nd February at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.last_img read more

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Watch Photos:Sheep play soccer in honour of World Cup

first_imgColombian town, Nobsa, celebrated the country’s return to the World Cup after a 16-year absence by staging a soccer match played entirely by sheep.Billed as the first soccer match played by sheep, the teams were split into two — one representing Colombia and the other World Cup hosts Brazil — the sheep were dressed in customized jerseys and named in honor of the actual stars that will take the field in a week’s time.Over 400 spectators cheered on the farmyard footballers, watch the four-legged footballers, who were trained for two weeks to recognize and kick a foam soccer ball through a rustic goalpost made of wooden logs.The final result was a 4-3 victory for Colombia, thanks to a goal in the final 50th minute by the mutton midfielder “James Rodriguez,” whose two-footed namesake plays for French club Monaco.last_img read more

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Updates: Sporting fixtures being hit by adverse weather conditions

first_imgDonegal’s sporting schedule is being hit by the adverse weather conditions that have swept over the county in the last 24 hours.Last night’s Four Lanterns Ulster Senior League game between Bonagee United and Derry City Reserves was called off late in the day.Dry Arch Park had passed two earlier pitch inspections, but match referee Packie Coll carried out a further assessment upon arrival for the game and deemed it unsafe. A number of games in the Voodoo Venue Cup have already fallen victim to the weather.Raphoe Town Reserves v Drumbar United Reserves, Drumkeen United Reserves v Keadue Rovers Reserves, Fintown Harps v Lagan Harps Reserves  and Kildrum Tigers Reserves v Cappry Rovers Reserves have been called off.The FAI Youth Inter-League game between Inishowen and Mayo has been postponed.The Ulster Boxing Council has announced that this weekend’s Ulster 9 Counties Championships have been put back to next weekend. This weekend’s programme will be boxed next weekend with the finals, which had been set for next weekend, to be boxed at a date to be confirmed. We will update this post as we get further news. Let us know of any fixture announcements/cancellations and we will add to our list.Updates: Sporting fixtures being hit by adverse weather conditions was last modified: December 9th, 2017 by Chris McNultyShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

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