FAYETTE COUNTY, Ind. — Both men that escaped from the Fayette County Jail last June have been sentenced.Chadwick Heath, then 39, and Michael Roberts, then 27, cut a hole in the jail wall and fled at night on June 17.Dayton police caught the two on June 21.Roberts was sentenced a month after being captured and received four years for escape, 10 years for burglary and three years for theft, and 10 years for being a habitual offender.Heath has been sentenced recently after pleading guilty on one charge from his original arrest as well as the escape charge.He was sentenced 12 years for dealing in a narcotic drug but will serve eight consecutively with the six-year sentence for escape.Heath’s mother, Paula Potters, was also arrested because she gave aid to the pair the night of the escape. She was sentenced to two years but will serve 20 days.The jail wall has since been repaired and all cell walls have been strengthened.
Despite the cold weather, the Kentucky Derby is right around the corner. On the first Saturday in May, we will listen for the singing of My Old Kentucky Home and the announcer saying “Down the stretch they come”! Unlike some years, this year’s list of favorite horses has seemed to change from January until now. This, however, will not keep the throng of people from showing up at Churchhill Downs. It seems like most of them are there to party and not really follow the actual running of the Derby itself.The top 5 candidates at this writing are Justify, Good Magic, Bolt d’Oro, Solomini, and Audible. I have not made up my mind which horse I would bet on, but I like any horse with Indy in the name. Nobel Indy was in the top 5 candidates at one time, but its last outing was not good so it has dropped to #14. I might just be brave and still put my $2 on Noble Indy. As you can see, I am the last of the “big time” bettors.
Columbus, In. — Two people were arrested on several felony drug-related charges after a traffic stop was conducted by Columbus police officers early Wednesday morning.Narcotics detectives arrested Ryan S. Redmon, 27, of Hope, as well as Sasha N. Armitage, 28, of Columbus after the officers located several grams of the dangerous drug, fentanyl, in their possession.Investigators believe that Redmon and Armitage traveled to Cincinnati, Ohio where they picked up the fentanyl. The two were stopped with the drugs in the possession on their way back to Columbus.Both were transported to the Bartholomew County Jail where they remain incarcerated on a 48-hour hold on the following preliminary charges:Ryan Redmon: dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a legend drug injection device, Bartholomew County warrant for probation violation, trafficking with an inmate, possession of drug paraphernaliaSasha Armatige: dealing in a narcotic drug, possession of a narcotic drug, possession of a legend drug injection device, possession of drug paraphernaliaThis is an ongoing investigation.
The PFA came under fire last week for their refusal to withdraw Suarez from its Player of the Year shortlist after he bit Branislav Ivanovic during Liverpool’s game against Chelsea at Anfield. In a room full of fellow professionals and other guests at the Grosvenor Hotel in Mayfair, central London, where the awards were handed out, the controversial Uruguayan’s name was booed on two separate occasions. The first time came when he was named in the team of the year, and secondly when his name was read out on the short list for Player of the Year, in which he finished second behind Gareth Bale. Suarez, who has scored 23 goals in the league this year, received an eight-match ban for racially abusing Manchester United defender Patrice Evra last season. Suarez was the only Liverpool player named in the team of the year. Premier League top scorer Robin van Persie was one of four Manchester United players to be included in the XI. Van Persie, who moved to Old Trafford from Arsenal last summer, has scored 25 goals so far this term to help United win their 20th Barclays Premier League title. Premier League Team of the Year: David De Gea (Manchester United), Pablo Zabaleta (Manchester City), Jan Vertonghen (Tottenham), Rio Ferdinand (Manchester United), Leighton Baines (Everton), Michael Carrick (Manchester United), Juan Mata (Chelsea), Gareth Bale (Tottenham), Eden Hazard (Chelsea), Luis Suarez (Liverpool), Robin van Persie (Manchester United). npower Championship Team of the Year: Kasper Schmeichel (Leicester), Kieran Trippier (Burnley), Wes Morgan (Leicester), Mark Hudson (Cardiff), Wayne Bridge (Brighton), Wilfried Zaha (Crystal Palace), Thomas Ince (Blackpool), Peter Whittingham (Cardiff), Yannick Bolasie (Crystal Palace), Glenn Murray (Crystal Palace), Matej Vydra (Watford). npower League One Team of the Year: Wesley Foderingham (Swindon), Simon Francis (Bournemouth), Rob Jones (Doncaster), Harry Maguire (Sheffield United), Charlie Daniels (Bournemouth), Matt Ritchie (Bournemouth), Luke Murphy (Crewe), Alan Judge (Notts County), David Cotterill (Doncaster), Patrick Madden (Yeovil), Leon Clarke (Coventry). npower League Two Team of the Year: Stuart Nelson (Gillingham), Sean Clohessy (Southend), Adam Barrett (Gillingham), Ryan Cresswell (Southend), Joseph Martin (Gillingham), Jacques Maghoma (Burton), Marlon Pack (Cheltenham), Gary Jones (Bradford), Jennison Myrie-Williams (Port Vale), Tom Pope (Port Vale), Jamie Cureton (Exeter). Luis Suarez’s name was booed twice at the Professional Footballers’ Association Player of the Year awards. Press Association
Boca Raton Police say that at least one person was injured after a car crashed into a BP gas station’s convenience store on Friday morning, hitting a person.According to police, a white Ford Focus was exiting the car wash just after 8 a.m. when the attendant who was driving the car hit another vehicle and then crashed into the store, which is located at Yamato Road and Congress Avenue.The attendant fled from the scene but was later captured nearby and taken into custody.A man inside the gas station’s convenience store was struck by the car and was taken to Delray Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.
PLAYING against the United States in the host nation’s first match at the CONCACAF Gold Cup is a dream come true, according to Golden Jaguars captain Sam Cox. Guyana’s senior men’s team will make their first appearance at the Gold Cup in June after beating Belize 2-1 at home in their final qualifier last month.The team have been drawn in Group D against the United States, Panama and Trinidad & Tobago in a mouth-watering group that is likely to attract big television audiences, as one of the toughest set of fixtures in the opening stage of the tournament.“I’ve been praying for and dreaming of a dream tie with the USA, I’ve been wanting it and that was exactly what we got,” 28-year-old Cox said in an interview. “We know the USA are the current holders of the Gold Cup and we know the strength that they hold within the CONCACAF region is phenomenal. To actually draw them in their opening match is not only great exposure for us as a team, but it’s also a massive platform to put Guyana on the map.” Guyana play the United States in Minneapolis on June 18, Panama in Cleveland on June 22, and Trinidad & Tobago in Kansas City on June 26.“Along with the other two opponents in our group – it’s a dream come true.” Cox said. “Panama have been in the FIFA World Cup and are a very strong side, and Trinidad & Tobago have been a force in the Caribbean region for many years.“ Cox revealed that he had spoken to other members of the squad and that the reaction had been overwhelmingly positive. “We know we have got one of the toughest groups but after talking to the boys last night – we are all buzzing and excited”.“We are going to thrive on this opportunity and we are going to give the very best of ourselves so that we make the nation proud,” he concluded.
(BBC) – GABRIEL Jesus scored one goal and assisted another before being sent off as Brazil won a first Copa America title in 12 years, beating Peru 3-1.Manchester City forward, Jesus, set up Everton to volley in the opener before scoring the decisive second.Paolo Guerrero had briefly given Peru hope when he equalized from the penalty spot minutes before Jesus struck.Jesus was shown a second yellow with 20 minutes left but Richarlison’s late penalty sealed the win.Victory will have been a huge relief for Jesus, who was in tears when he was sent off, kicking a water bottle and then pushing over the VAR monitor as he left the pitch.It is the ninth time Brazil have won the Copa America and is their first tournament success since winning a gold medal at the 2016 Olympics.The victory also maintained their record of winning the Copa America every time they have hosted it.Dani Alves of Brazil and teamamtes celebrate with the trophy after winning the Copa America Brazil 2019 Final match between Brazil and Peru at Maracana Stadium on July 07, 2019 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Wagner Meier/Getty Images)There will have been few Brazilians celebrating as wildly at the final whistle as Jesus, who went through the rollercoaster of emotions during the match.The striker has, at times, struggled to deliver on the international stage – he failed to score a goal in five games at the 2018 World Cup – but was the standout performer in the first half of Sunday’s final.His cross for Brazil’s first was excellent, holding the ball up on the right before spotting an unmarked Everton at the back post, then picking out the striker with a pinpoint delivery.Peru, who had upset the defending champions Chile in the semi-finals, were back on level terms just before the break when their all-time top scorer Guerrero converted a penalty, awarded by VAR for a handball by Thiago Silva.But Jesus took centre stage once again, tucking a neat finish in at the near post deep into first-half stoppage time.Jesus was furious when he was sent off, with a water bottle joining the VAR monitor in being the focus of his frustrationBrazil looked in control from then on, but the game took another twist midway through the second half when Jesus jumped into the back of Carlos Zambrano. Referee Roberto Tobar had no hesitation in producing the second yellow.The 22-year-old was in tears as he left the field and sat on the steps inside the tunnel, fearful that his dismissal would aid a Peru comeback.But he was able to celebrate when Brazil were awarded a penalty four minutes from the end after Everton was fouled by Zambrano. Substitute Richarlison kept his cool to convert from the spot and end Brazil’s Copa America trophy drought.
The sports writers however assured the governor of their unflinching support and cooperation for his administration to succeed, especially in the sport sector.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Igbawase Ukumba in LafiaThe Sports Writers Association of Nigeria (SWAN) has tasked Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State to harness the potentials in sports to tackle youth restiveness in the state.SWAN in a statement issued by its Nasarawa State Chairman, Cheke Emmanuel, in Lafia, SWAN urged the governor to place sports on top agenda of his administration.The association stressed that the governor can achieve this by creating more sports facilities and improving on the existing ones as well as helping in capacity building of athletes and officials for them to realize their potentials.SWAN further urged the governor to reposition the state-owned football clubs, Nasarawa United and Amazons, by way of dissolving the current managements and reconstituting new ones to inject new blood to achieve their set targets.
Though the Badgers had a rough outing versus Michigan Saturday, six other Big Ten games were riddled with implications affecting Wisconsin’s playoff and division title hopes. After week six, Wisconsin is still very much alive in contention for the Big Ten West title.No. 3 Ohio State beats Minnesota 30–14In a game that was much closer than expected based on the recent history between the two teams, the Ohio State Buckeyes survived an impressive rushing attack by Minnesota running back Mohamed Ibrahim. Ibrahim had himself a day, putting up 157 yards and both of Minnesota’s touchdowns. Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins more than made up for Ibrahim’s showing, posting 412 yards and three touchdowns, two of which found wide receiver K.J. Hill.Michigan State beats No. 8 Penn State 21-17In what had been a thrilling back and forth battle, the Michigan State Spartans took a late lead after a clutch 25-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brian Lewerke to wide receiver Felton Davis III with just 19 seconds left on the clock. Davis had eight catches for 100 yards and two touchdowns and was a major reason why Michigan State left victorious. This was Penn State’s second frustratingly close home loss of the season and one that will make catching Ohio State for the Big Ten East title nearly impossible. Unfortunately for the Badgers, the Penn State loss will make Wisconsin’s remaining opponents less impressive, making it even less likely the Playoff Committee rules in their favor.Maryland beats Rutgers 34–7Rutgers had one of the worst passing days in recent Big Ten history Saturday, completing only two out of 16 pass attempts for a grand total of eight yards and four interceptions. Rutgers actually completed twice as many passes to Maryland players than they did to their own teammates. Maryland didn’t have the strongest passing game themselves as they only had 76 yards in the air, but running back Tyler Johnson did more than his fair share by contributing 132 yards and a touchdown on just nine carries. Iowa beats Indiana 42–16With a big win on the road against Indiana, Iowa impressed the country enough to move into the nation’s top 25 for the first time this season. They are now ranked at No. 19, which is four spots above Wisconsin at No. 23. They won via a dominant passing attack which included an impressive six touchdown passes from quarterback Nate Stanley, who heralds from Menomonie, WI. He spread the ball out well and threw touchdowns to five different receivers and Indiana did not have nearly enough offense to compete. Iowa is now tied with Wisconsin at 2-1 in the Big Ten West, although Wisconsin holds the head-to-head tiebreaker, which could prove to be crucial as the season progresses.Northwestern beats Nebraska 34–31 in OTNebraska was so close to getting its first win of the season at Northwestern, but threw a costly interception in overtime that killed their chance of leaving Evanston with a victory. They are now 0-6 for the first time in school history and will have to try for their first win again next week versus Minnesota. Northwestern, on the other hand, is now 3-1 in the Big Ten and is currently in 1st place in the Big Ten West Division. This is a team that Wisconsin is going to have to beat on Oct. 27 at Ryan Field if they want to represent the Big Ten West in the conference championship game. They will likely be the team most capable of challenging Wisconsin for that spot in the Big Ten Championship.Purdue beats Illinois 46–7In what was the biggest blowout of the Big Ten weekend, Purdue dominated Illinois completely. Illinois had a successful opening touchdown drive, but Purdue got the ball back and never looked back, proceeding to run up the score for the rest of the afternoon behind stellar performances from quarterback David Blough (377 yards and three touchdowns) and running back D.J. Knox, who put up 150 yards on just 17 carries. Illinois could not get anything going offensively after their first drive. Their starting running back, AJ Bush, managed only 24 yards on 20 carries, which was not even close to enough to compete with Purdue. Purdue is now tied with Wisconsin at 2-1 in the Big Ten West and will have a chance to prove themselves at Camp Randall Nov. 17.
The University of Wisconsin women’s volleyball team dominated the Green Bay Phoenix in an early spring matchup at the UW Field House Saturday.Although spring volleyball mainly fosters early team improvement, the team already looked to be in mid-fall form, winning 4–0 against a Green Bay squad that made it to the NCAA Tournament last fall.Led by redshirt sophomore Danielle Hart — who finished with a match-high seven — the Badgers achieved a 12–8 advantage in blocks.Wisconsin also outhit Green Bay .276 to .037 respectively, leading to a victory in straight sets, 25–14, 25–11, 27–25 and 25–17.Women’s hockey: A look back at Wisconsin’s incredible championship SeasonThe University of Wisconsin women’s hockey team is no stranger to success in the world of Division I Women’s Collegiate Read…Offensively, the Badgers were led by junior Madison Duello, who had 14 kills, and sophomore Grace Loberg who added 12 of her own.Sophomore setter Sydney Hilley finished just short of a double-double, putting up 35 assists to go along with her nine digs.Returning libero Tiffany Clark recorded a team-high 13 digs in the back row for the Badgers. Clark will look to improve on an American Volleyball Coaches Association All-American Honorable Mention season in 2018.Head Coach Kelly Sheffield was proud of his team’s ability to translate from practice to the big stage.“The players have been pretty busy for two days straight with the coaching clinic and to be able to come in here and do things we’ve worked on in practice, I think they really tried to bring that out tonight,” Sheffield said. “It was a good night all the way around.”Softball: Badgers crush Nittany Lions in second Big Ten series of seasonThe University of Wisconsin softball team (27-5, 4-2 Big Ten) team swept the Penn State Nittany Lions (17-7, 2-4) in Read…In front of more than 2,000 fans, the Badgers were able to come away with a dominant victory against the same Green Bay Phoenix team they beat in the first round of the NCAA Tournament last season.The Badgers outplayed the Phoenix in nearly every major statistical category on their way to a W.“Two thousand people being here for a spring match on a Saturday where the weather is fantastic — this is an unbelievable volleyball community. It means an awful lot to be able to play in front of it,” Sheffield said.Wisconsin will continue their spring season with a match against in-state rival Marquette April 12. The game will be played at Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club in Menomonee Falls with first serve at 7 p.m.Wisconsin will then conclude their spring trio of games with a match against Purdue in Indiana April 20.