News Help by sharing this information RSF_en Jean-Marie Lemaire, a French journalist working France 24, sustained a gunshot wound to the calf while covering clashes between rebels and pro-Gaddafi forces in Ben Jawad (less than 100 km east of Sirte). He was treated in a hospital in Benghazi. A France 24 representative told Reporters Without Borders that two shots hit Lemaire’s camera and a third hit his calf. “The fibula was hit but the wound has been stabilized,” he said. “We are in the process of organizing his repatriation.” Organisation March 6, 2011 – Updated on January 20, 2016 A French journalist hit by a bullet
Franklin County High School Boys Varsity Tennis beat South Dearborn High School 5-0. #1 Singles Jack Stirn 6-0, 6-0 vs. Preston Sullivan.#2 Singles Brant Ertel 6-1, 6-0 vs. Mason Earls.#3 Singles Nick Wendel 5-7, 6-1, 1-0 (10-8).#1 Doubles Lonnie Schwartz & Will Wade 6-0, 6-0 vs. Tyler Sloan & Grant McLane.#2 Doubles Landen Wuestefeld & Travis Schwartz 6-1, 6-0 vs. Luke Brown & Lane Cutter.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Dylan Little. Franklin County Girls Varsity Cross Country finishes 3rd place at Union County.The Franklin County Girls were not able to place as a team at the Union County Invitational. Josie Selm was the top finisher for Franklin County. Her time of 26:40 was only able to earn her 26th place. Sophomore and Newcomer to cross country, Kayla Baker, was able to run a personal best. Her time of 31:45 is her best time of the season.Team Scores. Richmond 25, Union County 30, FC 113.Franklin County Boys Varsity Cross Country finishes 3rd place at Union County High School. The Boys Varsity Cross Country team gave a strong performance at the Union County Invitational, placing 3rd. Only 4 points separated 1st place from 3rd place.Junior, Ben Maze, was the top finisher for Franklin County. He placed 5th, and was just edged out of 4th place by Seton Catholic’s Jack Martin. His time of 18:36 was just 3 seconds off of his career personal best. Sophomore, Harmon Marshall, crossed the line in 8th place. He ran a career best time of 19:02. Sophomore, Hunter Marshall, just missed a personal best by 2 seconds. Both Harmon and Hunter are approaching times under 19 minutes. Junior, Eric Schwab, gave his best performance of the season. His time of 21:03 was just 4 seconds from his career personal best, which was set his freshman year.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Stacey Nobbe.The 7th grade BMS volleyball team defeated crosstown rival, St. Louis in an exciting 3 set match. Scores were 25-10, 24-25, 15-8.After a solid first set, the Lady Dogs made some costly errors at the net to force a game 3. The team bounced back to pull off the victory behind Grace Walter’s 9 consecutive service points, which included 4 aces. Walter had 16 points Including 9 aces for the match. Ava Walsman paced the team with 18 service points and 6 aces overall, including 14 straight in set 1. Anya Richey closed out set 1 with 2 awesome service points to spark the team. Walter led the offensive attack with 6 kills, with Addison Luers and Jade Martin chipping in with 3 kills and 1 kill respectively. The team’s record improves to 6-3 on the season. Keep up the great teamwork, ladies! Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Shelly Prickel.The 8th grade BMS volleyball team defeated St. Louis 25-9, 25-10.Leading the team in serves was Sarah Bedel with 12 points, including 6 aces. Annie Negovetich had 6 points with 1 ace. Ana Powner contributed 5 points with 3 aces. Sophie Gesell and Aly Peters each had 4 points. Eva Struewing chipped in 3 points with 1 ace. From the front row Lydia Haskamp and Eva Struewing each had 2 kills. Annie Negovetch, Sophie Gesell, and Sarah Bedel each had a kill. The team had solid passing from Annie Negovetich, Addison Westrick, Ava Williamson, Kate Bauer, Ayanna Watson, and Molly Meer. The Bulldogs are now 7-2. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Angie Ehrman. The St. Louis Lady Cardinals hosted their last home game of the season against the Batesville Lady Bulldogs. We celebrated our one 8th grader Lucy Abplanalp and shared some love with the 8th graders of BMS also. The 7th-Grade game went into 3 sets giving the Dogs a run for their money. While the Cardinals fell short we ended with scores of 25-10, 23-25, and 15-8. Scoring points for SLS were Ava Hollins and Ella King with 6pts each, Bridget Lohmueller with 5pts 1 ace, Campbell Miles with 5pts, and Mimi Smith with 1pt 1 ace. These ladies communicated well and defensively found ways to back up one another and make the plays. I couldn’t be more proud of how they played and what they brought to these games last night. The 8th-Grade Lady Cardinals lost in 2 sets last night. Falling with scores of 25-9 and 25-10. While Batesville brought a tall line up ready to swing it was their serving that threw us off. We went through spurts of serve receive issues, but never once gave up. Scoring for SLS were Bridget Lohmueller with 1pt, Lucy Abplanalp with 2pts, Cora Roth with 1pt, and Meg Ritter with 1 pt. Nice job ladies way to stick with it and give it your all. Courtesy of Cardinals Coach Erin Trenkamp. North Decatur Girls 8th Grade Volleyball beat Jac-Cen-Del High School 25-21, 25-17. The 8th grade Lady Chargers improve to 9-1.Courtesy of Chargers Coach Becky Bingham. All three Batesville teams played East Central Tuesday evening at Batesville. The freshman team split wins. East Central won 16-25 in the first set and Batesville won with a score of 25-13 in the second set. Kaylin Hinners was the lead server going 13 for 13. Isabelle Wonnell led in serve-receive as well as kills having three on the night. Kaylie Raver led the team in assists with 6. In the JV game, East Central won the first game 20-25. East Central also took the second set 19-25. Kaitlyn Sarringhaus let the team in serving going 16 for 6. Maggie Wilson led in serve-receives and Kaylie Raver had the most assists with five. In the Varsity match, East Central came to play winning the first set 14-25. Batesville came back in the second set winning 25-19. In the 3rd set East Central stepped up their game and took not only the 3rd set but the 4th as well. Winning 17-25 and 19-25. Batesville will head to Milan on Thursday night for their next volleyball match. Courtesy of Bulldogs Coach Vickie Heil.Lady Pirates Varsity Soccer traveled to face East Central Trojans losing 7-0. East Central’s passing game proved too much for the Pirates. Starting for the first time in goal, Sophomore Emilee Ernstes saw a total of 38 shots and managed to keep 31 from reaching the scoreboard. Senior Captain Hilary Ernstes also recorded four blocks from goal. Final score is 7-0. The Lady Pirates travel to Shelbyville Thursday (9/20) with a start time of 5:30. Greensburg’s record is 4-4 and 0-2 in the conference. Courtesy of Pirates Coach Ryan Morlan. Franklin County High School Girls Junior Varsity Volleyball beat South Dearborn High School 2-0.Great team win against EIAC opponent, South Dearborn! Our serves were the highlight of our night as we had many ace serves. Hadlee Hornsby had 4 ace serves, 1 dig and 1 assist. Kiersten Schell had 7 kills and 2 ace serves. Kylie Lea had 1 ace serve and 1 assist. Laney Smith had 1 block. Stephanie Billman had 7 ace serves, 1 dig and 1 assist. Lauren Stacy had 1 kill. Brooke Bruns had 1 kill. Macy Crain had 2 kills, 1 ace serve, 1 block and 1 assist. Michaela Ferman had 1 kill, 3 ace serves and 5 assists. Kensee Ferman had 1 kill.We are back on the road again tonight against another EIAC opponent, Connersville. JV starts at 5 and Varsity to follow.Courtesy of Wildcats Coach Jill Mergenthal.Franklin County Girls Varsity Golf finishes 1st place at Connersville/Union County. FCHS Golf Team traveled to Union County on Tuesday to compete in a Tri-Match vs Union County and Connersville. This course will be the site for this Saturday’s IHSAA sectional.FCHS won the match firing a 175. Connersville 206. Union County 207.FC Scoring. Gracie Graf – 40; Camryn Brewer – 43; Nicole Mears – 45; Crystal Calihan – 47; Kelsie Brackney -57; Lillie Graf – 57.Courtesy of Wildcats AD Denny Dorrel.ECVB traveled to Batesville on Tuesday for our conference match-up. The freshmen split 1 set each, JV won in 2, and varsity won in 4. Varsity won with the scores of 25-14, 19-25, 25-17, 25-19. Failed to fetch Error: URL to the PDF file must be on exactly the same domain as the current web page. Click here for more infoLike our first match a couple of weeks ago, it was an exciting match to be a part of. We were coming off an extremely rough weekend at Zionsville a few days before, so I wasn’t quite sure what team was going to show up. But the girls came out fired up and fought hard through a lot of ups and downs. Our serve receive struggled to get the ball in front of the 10-ft line, but our setters did better at still pushing the ball to our hitters. Seniors Allison Huismann and Jessie Stenger seem to be finding their connection as the season progresses and it showed that night. Our freshman and JV teams brought some added energy in the fourth set to help us finish strong and get the win! Overall, it was a great bounce-back win for us. Varsity is now 9-6 on the season and 3-0 in the EIAC. Next up: Lawrenceburg on Tuesday. Freshmen start at 5, JV will follow, then senior night, then varsity. Courtesy of Trojans Coach Cassie Laker.
Manchester United winger Nani has signed a new five-year contract with the Old Trafford outfit. Press Association Last season he won the Premier League for the fourth time and whilst there was talk he was unhappy at the terms he was offered to remain at United last season, it seems now he is much happier. “Playing at United has been a fantastic experience for me,” he said. “When I came to the club, I never imagined the success we have enjoyed. “Training every day with top players who want to win trophies every year is a great motivation to me. “I’m very happy that the new manager has shown this faith in me and I’m looking forward to helping the team compete for more honours this season.” There had been speculation the Portugal international would leave United this summer. Instead, he has signed a deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2018. “I’m really pleased Nani has re-signed for the next five years,” said United boss David Moyes. “He has great ability and experience beyond his 26 years.” Following the capture of Wilfried Zaha from Crystal Palace, it did seem United had a wide player too many given the presence of Ashley Young and Antonio Valencia in the Red Devils squad. With a year remaining on his contract, and the transfer deadline just passed, there did appear an obvious need to secure Nani’s services for an additional amount of time in order to prevent him leaving for nothing in 12 months. Yet the length of contract does indicate Moyes has faith in a player who has struggled to consistently hit the heights during his six years at the club. “I’ve been impressed with his approach to training and look forward to working with him in the coming seasons,” added Moyes. Nani does boast an impressive medal collection since his £17million move from Sporting Lisbon. He was part of the Champions League-winning squad in his debut campaign, scoring a crucial penalty in the shoot-out triumph over Chelsea.
Even Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho was seen to offer words to Assaidi. “I didn’t hear what he said,” said the winger. “He’s a very big coach and he was also happy for me I think, maybe.” Maybe not, but Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers certainly would have been given Stoke’s victory allowed the Reds to move back above Chelsea into second in the table. Assaidi moved to Anfield in the summer of 2012 from Heerenveen but did not make a Premier League start in his first season. The 25-year-old remains hopeful he can have a future at Liverpool, saying: “I have two years more and we will see but I’m now at Stoke and I’ll do my best. “(Rodgers) texts me sometimes and I speak sometimes with him. I think the games that I got at Liverpool was not so much but the games I got I did well. If he gives me a chance then maybe I can show (what I can do).” Hughes has not yet looked into the possibility of keeping Assaidi permanently, and he said: “I think Oz probably still thinks he has a future at Liverpool. He’s very much their player but he’s doing very well for us and we’re pleased that we’ve been able to have him.” Mourinho was left frustrated by his side’s failure to take their chances, but he also has concerns at the other end of the pitch. It was the second successive game in which the Blues conceded three goals, and they have now let in more goals in the league than in the whole of Mourinho’s first season in charge in 2004/05. He said: “I don’t think it’s fair to compare players from different generations. They are completely different moments. “I think this team is a team that has to score goals. We are not a physical team, we are not a team with the conditions to defend against physical teams.” The 25-year-old Moroccan international’s day did not begin well when he was told by Hughes that after back-to-back starts he would have to settle for a place on the bench. He was given just six minutes to impress, but that proved more than enough, the winger collecting a ball from Stephen Ireland on the left, driving to the edge of the box and unleashing a ferocious drive into the top corner. It earned Stoke a 3-2 victory, their first league win over Chelsea in 38 years. Assaidi celebrated his first Barclays Premier League goal exuberantly, removing his shirt and sprinting to the dugout where he was swamped by team-mates. “I don’t know what I did after but I was very happy,” he said. “We needed this, and the way we played. We got the three points and everybody is very happy. This will give us confidence for the future.” Assaidi joined Stoke from Liverpool in the summer on a season-long loan but has been a peripheral figure so far, starting only four games in all competitions. He said: “For the minutes I’ve been given I think I did well. I’ve scored two times and I haven’t had so many games I think. “This week I got 90 minutes two times and I’m very happy for this. I wanted to start again but the coach made another decision. I showed that I can create something for the team. “The coach knows my quality I think because before I went on the pitch he told me, ‘Go and win us the game’. He knows what I can do. “I’m very happy for this confidence but I really want to start of course. I had to be patient until he gave me my opportunity, then I showed (what I can do).” Oussama Assaidi hopes he has proved a point to Stoke boss Mark Hughes and parent club Liverpool with his stunning winner against Chelsea. Press Association
In the battle between two Big Ten powerhouses late Friday night, the University of Wisconsin men’s soccer fell in a hard-fought struggle against their rival, the Michigan Wolverines, 2-1. Coming into the game after with a disappointing start to the season, the Badgers were hopeful to continue their recent success in Big Ten play, however, the mMaize and Blue had other plans. Playing their fifth consecutive home game, the Wolverines were determined to extend their early domination having started the season 3-0-1.Men’s soccer: Wisconsin opens Big Ten tournament play against Michigan this weekendThe University of Wisconsin men’s soccer team wants to do what most Division I athletic programs want to do every time Read…No surprise to anyone, as both these teams have been finding the net plenty early on this season, the scoring opened early as Michigan forward Ivo Cerda flew through the air like a salmon, using his head to guide the ball into the back of the net after only six minutes. After about 30 minutes of back-and-forth play, Michigan began to bombard the Badger defense relentlessly. Giving their all not to break, the Badgers reluctantly conceded their second goal of the day, as midfield Marc Ybarra put his name on the scoresheet after an easy tap in off of a corner kick. Going into half down 2-0, Badgers coach John Trask was determined to have his troops prepared and ready for an improved second half. At the beginning of the second half, Wisconsin was in need of a quick answer as they had dug themselves into a 2-0 hole. After some rough play from both sides, an unlikely source finally put the Badgers on the board in the 85th minute. Badger goalkeeper Phillipp Schilling stepped up to take a free kick from an absurd 65 yards out and netted it. While it would go on to be the Badgers’ lone goal, it held sentimental value, as the goal was Schilling’s first goal as a member of the Wisconsin team. While the game did not provide a favorable outcome for the Red and White, coach Trask was not entirely discouraged. Leading the game in shots 11-8, there were many positive points to build on moving forward. The Badgers now find themselves with a record of 1-1-2, and in desperate need of a win to turn their season around. The Badgers are scheduled to take on another Big Ten foe in the Northwestern Wildcats this Wednesday.
Los Angeles, United States | AFP | The United States Olympic Committee said Friday 2030 was the preferred option as it eyes a bid for the Winter Olympics.USOC chief executive Scott Blackmun said US officials were tilting away from a bid for the Winter Olympics in 2026.The United States last hosted the Winter Games in Salt Lake City in 2002.US officials have said they are reluctant to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics to avoid the possibility of confusion with the 2028 Summer Games in Los Angeles.The United States is also the clear favorite to host the football World Cup in 2026, along with Canada and Mexico.“We’re very interested in bringing the Games back to the United States,” Blackmun told reporters on a conference call. “There are significant challenges in doing that for 2026. In all candor, we’re leaning in the 2030 direction.”Salt Lake City, Denver and Reno-Tahoe on Nevada’s border with California are among US cities to have expressed interest.“We’ve encouraged three cities to be in dialogue with the International Olympic Committee,” Blackmun added.“We’re very excited about the prospects of hosting, but have nothing firm in the way of timing.”US cities wishing to bid for the 2026 games must submit their candidacies by March 2018.The next Winter Olympics take place in Pyeongchang, South Korea, next February.Share on: WhatsApp
John Quinn, Ballylennon, won the Noel Wallace Perpetual Trophy in Maghery, together with a weekend in Dublin, when he defeated Mark Beattie, Stranane CC, in the final of this event.Semi-finalists were Valerie Witherow, Strabane CC and Richard Soames, Forresters.Quarter-finalists were Tony MacCauley, Gortahork, Marty Bonner, Maghery, John Hegarty, Glenties and Michael Boyle, Maghery. Other competitors on the night were Danny McGee, Burtonport, Bill McKinley, Dunfanaghy, Charlie Callaghan, Ramelton, Colin Mabon, Forresters, Neil Ferry, Gortahork, Gerry Ferry, Maghery, Mark Cairns, Ballylennon and Noel Hanlon, Burtonport. Picture; Michael Wallace, John Quinn, Jack BrertonINDOOR BOWLS: QUINN WINS NOEL WALLACE TROPHY was last modified: March 11th, 2013 by BrendaShare 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) Tags:INDOOR BOWLS: QUINN WINS NOEL WALLACE TROPHY
Spain ‘I’ve no doubts’ – Lopetegui backs De Gea after Switzerland blunder Jamie Smith 14:56 6/4/18 FacebookTwitterRedditcopy Comments(0) Getty Images Spain David de Gea Spain v Switzerland Switzerland Friendlies The goalkeeper’s mistake allowed Ricardo Rodriguez to secure a draw for the Swiss but his coach has moved to back his No.1 David de Gea retains the trust of Julen Lopetegui despite making an uncharacteristic error that cost Spain victory in a World Cup warm-up against Switzerland.After Alvaro Odriozola scored his maiden international goal with a sensational volley, Spain looked on track to win their first friendly ahead of Russia 2018.But a shot from Swiss captain Stephan Lichtsteiner was spilled by De Gea, allowing Ricardo Rodriguez to tap in from close-range. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Goalkeeper crisis! Walker to the rescue but City sweating on Ederson injury ahead of Liverpool clash Out of his depth! Emery on borrowed time after another abysmal Arsenal display Diving, tactical fouls & the emerging war of words between Guardiola & Klopp Sorry, Cristiano! Pjanic is Juventus’ most important player right now Spain remain unbeaten in the 19 matches since Lopetegui was appointed following Euro 2016 and the coach will make no rash decisions in the wake of De Gea’s error.”David knows that I know he’s going to take us forward in many games and I have no doubt [about him],” Lopetegui told reporters after a 1-1 draw in Villarreal.Spain have one more warm-up game scheduled before opening their World Cup campaign with a derby clash against Iberian neighbours Portugal.But with next Saturday’s match against Tunisia taking place in Krasnodar, this weekend’s game at Estadio de la Ceramica may have been the last time former Barcelona captain Andres Iniesta represented Spain on home soil.Iniesta was substituted early in the second half to a standing ovation after shaking off a bang to the knee sustained in a challenge with Switzerland striker Breel Embolo.”The ovation has been won by the performance of his entire career,” Lopetegui added of Vissel Kobe’s new signing.”But the most important thing is the match he has made, showing his absolute validity.”We are in the preparation phase and we were thinking of replacing him. What matters most to us is what he is still about to give us.”I liked that we were able to generate a lot of chances against a complicated team like Switzerland.”We have maintained a very high level, we had to adjust some things at the break, but in general we have many positive things, no injuries and we continue preparing to arrive in perfect condition to the World Cup.”