Absentee Ballot Voting Begins Tuesday

first_imgVERSAILLES, Ind. – Absentee ballot voting is underway for the Nov. 4 elections. Voters can visit the county clerk’s office during normal business hours to cast a ballot.Voting hours in Ripley County are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. (closed 11:30-1230 p.m. for lunch). Franklin County hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.Clerks Offices are closed Monday, October 13 in observance of Columbus Day.As Election Day nears you can view registration information and polling location online.last_img

Allardyce keen on keeping Carroll

first_img Press Association Carroll’s time in London has been blighted by injury, but he is now fully fit and judging by this performance, it will only be a matter of time before he earns an international recall after Roy Hodgson omitted him from his squad for the double-header against San Marino and Montenegro. “That was the best we have seen of him here,” Allardyce added. “Because he has put two goals in, on top of a good performance. I hope this kicks him on to being a regular scorer for us in the next eight games.” West Brom were poor throughout the encounter. Aside from a deflected Romelu Lukaku free-kick in the first half, Jussi Jaaskelainen barely had a save to make. The only time the Baggies beat the Finn was three minutes from the end courtesy of a Graham Dorrans penalty. West Brom boss Steve Clarke said: “I can have no complaints about the result. West Ham deserved to win. It was a difficult afternoon but we haven’t had too many of those this season.” Clarke will speak to Youssouf Mulumbu about his red card for petulantly kicking the ball at Gary O’Neil in injury time. “I said to the group after the game that they must control their frustrations,” the Scot said. “It doesn’t affect today’s game but it affects our group and our squad and the next three games. We have a small group and it’s a big loss for us. The time to speak about it is tomorrow. He probably did it out of frustration.” Sam Allardyce cautiously underlined his desire to keep Andy Carroll at Upton Park next season after watching the striker fire West Ham to a vital 3-1 victory over West Brom.center_img Carroll has endured a difficult time in east London since he arrived on loan from Liverpool last summer, but he looked back to his menacing best on Saturday, scoring a fine brace which eased any lingering fears of relegation for Allardyce’s men. When asked whether he would like to retain the 6ft 3in striker’s services next season, the West Ham manager said: “The answer to that would be yes. There is always a possibility. We will look at the end of the season and we will see what negotiations can be done.” last_img read more

Kompany hopeful of quick recovery

first_img But Kompany, 27, tweeted: “Team was great. I felt great. Injury is a blow after all the hard work. I’ll be back to that level in no time. Thanks for all the support!.” City are currently light on central defenders with Matija Nastasic also out with an ankle problem, although Pellegrini did suggest the Serbian would be back in full training this week. With Micah Richards also missing the first game, midfielder Javi Garcia came on to play alongside Joleon Lescott in a makeshift back line for the closing minutes. City’s only other centre-back option is Dedryck Boyata, who lacked opportunities under former boss Roberto Mancini and spent time on loan at Bolton and FC Twente. City have been linked with other defenders, including Real Madrid’s Pepe, but Pellegrini has given no firm indication that he intends to move back into the transfer market. Kompany’s presence is vital to the City team and a two-month absence with a calf injury in the second half of last season proved costly in the title race. City will now await the results of a scan on the Belgium skipper. Pellegrini said: “We will see what happened with the injury. The doctor will say how days or weeks he will be injured. I can’t tell you exactly now what happened with him but I think it is a serious injury – maybe for one or two weeks.” Manchester City captain Vincent Kompany is hopeful of making a quick recovery after being forced out of his side’s season opener. Press Association City travel to Cardiff next weekend and then host Hull before the September international break. Kompany’s fellow defender Pablo Zabaleta said: “It is hard for the team to lose the captain. He is one of the most important players for the team but sometimes it happens in football. “Obviously after the pre-season people are a little bit tired. I wish him a speedy recovery and hopefully he can come back as soon as possible.” The defender suffered what appeared to be a groin injury during City’s 4-0 Barclays Premier League defeat of Newcastle at the Etihad Stadium and left the field after 71 minutes. It was the only sour note in what was an otherwise excellent first match under new manager Manuel Pellegrini. last_img read more

McIlroy fights back

first_img Press Association Rory McIlroy roared back on the second day of The Barclays with a brilliant six-under-par 65, but the world number one still trails joint leaders Adam Scott and Cameron Tringale by five shots heading into the weekend. McIlroy’s efforts left him on three under for the tournament, alongside the likes of Sergio Garcia (68) and Charl Schwartzel (70), although they were some way off the leading duo at the Ridgewood Country Club. Scott, the world number two and defending champion, matched McIlroy’s 65 – the Australian recording seven birdies and a bogey – while American Tringale followed up his opening-day 66 with a 68. Scott felt his round could have been even lower, saying on www.pgatour.com: “I played the par fives in one over today, so I could find four (strokes) there for you, and missed so many 10‑footers…” They hold a one-shot lead over a group of three Americans in second place, Kevin Chappell (67), Brendon Todd (69) and Jim Furyk (69). Swede Henrik Stenson leads the European challenge on six under after a brilliant 64, alongside Scotland’s Russel Knox, who shot a two-under-par 69. Overnight leader Van Pelt (71) and Kevin Na (66) are also in the six-man group on six under, along with Jason Day who matched Stenson’s magnificent round of 64 – the lowest of the day – after recording four birdies in his final six holes, and Ernie Els. Els, 44, said after his second successive 68: “I’m starting to feel like the old Ernie again on the greens. So it’s exciting.” Among those to have missed the cut are English duo Ian Poulter and Luke Donald, South Africa’s Louis Oosthuizen and Martin Kaymer of Germany. center_img McIlroy, looking to add to his victories at the Open Championship, WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and US PGA Championship, suffered a nightmare start on Thursday as he carded a 74 that left him nine shots behind pacesetter Bo Van Pelt. However, the Northern Irishman enjoyed a much better day on Friday, recording a blemish-free round that included three birdies on the front nine and three more on his way back – including the 12th and 13th holes, where he dropped three shots in total on the first day. last_img read more

David de Gea is ‘fully committed’ to Manchester United, says Morgan Schneiderlin

first_img De Gea’s future at United has been thrown into doubt following the news that Real Madrid will soon be hit with a transfer embargo. The Spanish giants, who missed out on De Gea’s signature last summer because they failed to submit the requisite paperwork in time on deadline day, will not be allowed to register anyone in the next two transfer windows after FIFA found them guilty of breaking the rules on signing young players, but are free to add to their squad this month. The ruling has prompted suggestions Madrid could rekindle their interest in the 25-year-old De Gea, but Schneiderlin has no doubt his team-mate will be staying at Old Trafford. “David is a very important player in our squad,” the United midfielder told MUTV. “We are very happy to have him and happy that he didn’t go last summer. He is fully committed to this football club. “When you have a player like this in goal, it’s good for us because we know we are not going to concede many goals and he is going to make some saves.” It is easy to see why Madrid would be tempted to launch another bid for De Gea. An uncharacteristic error at Bournemouth aside, the goalkeeper has been in outstanding form since Van Gaal recalled him into the starting XI. His latest superb display came on Sunday when United won 1-0 at Liverpool. Wayne Rooney grabbed the headlines with his 78th minute match-winning volley, but in reality it was De Gea who ensured all three points would be coming back down the East Lancs Road. De Gea rushed off his line to deny Adam Lallana when he was through in the first half and after the restart, the former Atletico Madrid man pulled off two athletic saves in quick succession to deny Emre Can and Roberto Firmino. Chris Smalling admits the 11th hour collapse of De Gea’s proposed move to the Spanish capital proved to be a big boost for the team. “When we knew he was lining up for us the whole season, it was a great feeling because he is one of the best,” the United defender said. “He pulled off a great save (against Liverpool) and his distribution, especially some of those balls down to Wazza (Rooney) and Jesse (Lingard) were terrific and really set us up on the attack. “David is a very calm guy but on the pitch he is talking to us as a unit. “We know his game inside out so it’s good to know that if we get beat as a defence, we have a great chance to keep that ball out.” Like De Gea, Rooney has had to spend some time out of the starting XI this season. The United captain suffered from ankle and thigh injuries earlier in the campaign and was dropped for the Boxing Day defeat at Stoke. A few eyebrows were raised when Van Gaal dropped his captain for the crucial match, but Smalling believes the move was beneficial for the striker, who has since gone on to score five goals in five matches. “It was a busy Christmas period, but since that game he has come back in and has shown he is a top-class performer,” Smalling said. “(Being dropped) can refresh you and spur you on a bit more to prove to everyone how good you are and people don’t forget that. “It’s good to see he is back among the goals. “Strikers go through periods where you don’t score but the best ones are the ones that come back and get on another run and Wazza has shown that throughout his career.” After Sunday’s match, Rooney admitted he had offered a few frank “reminders” to his team-mates at half-time about the importance of the biggest fixture in United’s calendar. Schneiderlin admits it was a heated atmosphere inside the dressing room at the break. “In the first half, we didn’t win enough second balls,” the Frenchman said. “When we came into the dressing room after the first half, there was some screaming and shouting but of course that is normal because in a derby you cannot lose the battle.” Morgan Schneiderlin insists David de Gea remains “fully committed” to Manchester United. Press Associationlast_img read more

The Latest: Spanish Vuelta won’t start in the Netherlands

first_imgThe Latest: Spanish Vuelta won’t start in the Netherlands April 29, 2020 Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the effects of the coronavirus outbreak on sports around the world:___The Spanish Vuelta cycling race will not start in the Netherlands as originally planned.center_img This year’s race was set to begin in the Dutch regions of Utrecht and North Brabant but the changes in the cycling calendar because of the coronavirus pandemic forced organizers in the Netherlands to cancel the country’s participation.Dutch organizers say the project “had been designed as a big summer party” which would not be able to happen because of the changes in the Vuelta’s original dates. They say they “preferred to request the official departure’s cancellation.”Spanish organizers say they hope to plan a new start in the Netherlands “in the very near future.”This year’s Vuelta was set to start on Aug. 14. New dates have not been announced.___ More AP sports: https://apnews.com/apf-sports and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6last_img read more

Moses, Friday , Others Dominate CBN Junior Tennis Championship

first_imgThe duo of Favour Moses and Gabriel Friday from Kaduna State, last weekend emerged winners of the U-16 boy and girls category of 2018 Central Bank of Nigeria Junior Tennis Championship which was rounded up at the National Stadium in Lagos.In the girls’ final match, Mode overpowered  Adeyemi Omolade from Ondo State 9-8 in a tie-break game to win the category just as  Gabriel Friday outclassed Lagos state representative, Mathew Agbamu,also 9-8 to claim the boys’ category trophy. Also victorious was the Oiza Yakubu of Lagos state who stopped Chidinma Eze from Anambra state 9-7 to win the girls 14 title even as Ekit state’s Daniel Adeleye defeated Friday Victor 9-4 to smile home with the Under 14 boys title.Another champion was Ganiyu Mubarak who sent Phillips Pyagbara packing via 9- 3 defeat in under- 12 boys category.Esther Oni  lost 6-9 to Afolabi Imole from Oyo state in the girls U-12 division while  Nene Yakubu surpassed all opposition to emerge victorious in  the U-10 girls category that was played in a round robin format.Meanwhile, the Ag. Director Corporate Communications of the CBN, Isaac Okorafor has that he was trilled by the large turnout of over 300 junior tennis players that came from across the country to for the 2018 editon, said he was indeed excited even as he commended parents for releasing their wards for the championship.Adding that as the apex bank in the country, the Central bank will continue to sponsor youth developmental programmes like the junior tennis for the benefit of Nigerian youths as part of its social responsibilities.He also encouraged other corporate organisations in the country to emulate the CBN by joining the Nigerian  child development crusade through youths sports sponsorship programmes.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

Mikel Named in Championship Team of the Week

first_imgMikel named in Team of the week Making the cut alongside the Nigerian are Morecambe’s Mark Halstead, Notts County’s Sam Stubbs and Ben Barclay, Preston North End’s Ben Davies, MK Dons’ Jake Hesketh, Luton Town’s George Moncur, Sheffield United’s Gary Madine, Southend United’s Simon Cox and the duo of Teemu Pukki and Emi Buendia, both Norwich City’s star players.Mikel touched the ball 63 times and made one key pass, he committed one tackle and cleared the ball twice according to information provided by Whoscored.com.The Eagles skipper is expected to play in the Riverside team’s weekend clash against Queens Park Rangers featuring Ebere Eze and Bright Osayi-Samuel.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Chelsea legend, John Mikel Obi, has been named in the current English Championship Team of The Week after starring in Middlesbrough’s 1-0 win over Blackburn Rovers on Sunday.According to allnigeriasoccer.com, the Nigeria captain has endeared himself to Boro fans who have labelled him the ‘African Zidane’ on the back of his imperious displays since transferring to the club last month.The Premier League, Europa and UEFA Champions league winner with Chelsea has played four league games for Tony Pulis’ side who are fifth on the table with 54 points after 32 matches.last_img read more

I Came, I Saw and Conquer, Says Ibrahimovic as He Bows…

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic Montreal Impact appoints Thierry Henry head coachZlatan Ibrahimovic has said that his two-season stint at LA Galaxy made him “feel alive again” as he confirms he will leave the Major League Soccer side.The former Sweden striker, 38, scored 52 goals in 53 starts for LA Galaxy since arriving in March 2018.“You wanted Zlatan, I gave you Zlatan. You are welcome,” said Ibrahimovic in a social media message to Galaxy’s fans. Ibrahimovic has been linked with a return to Serie A side AC Milan, where he played between 2010 and 2012.“Since his arrival in 2018, Zlatan has positively influenced the sport of soccer in Los Angeles. We are grateful for his work ethic and passion,” said LA Galaxy President Chris Klein.“We thank Zlatan for his professionalism and immeasurable impact on the Los Angeles community and the soccer community in North America as a whole.”Ibrahimovic was named in the MLS Best XI in both his seasons in the US. While his contract expires at the end of 2019, Galaxy reportedly offered him a two-year deal to extend his terms in California.In addition to AC Milan, Italian side Bologna are also rumoured to be interested in taking on the forward.Meanwhile, Thierry Henry has taken over as coach of Major League Soccer side Montreal Impact.The former France and Arsenal striker has signed a two-year deal, which has an option for 2022, with the club.Henry, who was sacked as Monaco manager in January, spent four and a half years with MLS side New York Red Bulls before retiring as a player in December 2014.“It’s a league I know well, in which I had some very nice moments,” Henry, 42, said in a Montreal Impact statement.“To be in Quebec, in Montreal, which has an enormous multicultural heritage, it’s extraordinary. I’ve always kept an eye on the club and now I’m here.”Montreal failed to make the play-offs last season and parted company with coach Wilmer Cabrera when his contract ran out at the end of the campaign.“Henry will be at the helm of his new team as of mid-January, when training camp begins,” added the club.Henry started his started his playing career at Monaco in 1994 before joining Juventus in 1999.After just one year in Italy, he signed for the Gunners and went on to win two Premier League titles and two FA Cups in eight years in north London.He then moved to Barcelona where he won the treble of La Liga, Copa del Rey and Champions League in 2008-09.In 2010 he signed for New York Red Bulls, which included a two-month loan spell back at Arsenal in early 2012.Henry was a World Cup winner with France in 1998 and won the European Championship two years later, scoring 51 goals in 123 appearances for Les Bleus.After retiring as a player, he joined Belgium’s coaching staff in 2016 before taking over as Monaco boss in October 2018.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more