Ruth Ann Gruell, 94, a longtime Rush County resident, passed away May 22, 2020 at Morning Breeze in Greensburg. Ruth Ann was born January 30, 1926 in Rush County to Harley & Beulah (Jinks) Austen. She was a 1943 graduate of New Salem High School. Ruth Ann married Floyd N. Gruell on November 26, 1944 and he preceded her in death on January 29, 2015.Ruth Ann was the ultimate farm wife. She enjoyed raising Hampshire hogs, tending to the dairy cattle and raising corn & soybeans. She raised a large garden and enjoyed using all the fresh produce in preparation of wonderful meals. Sauerkraut making was an activity for many summers. Ruth Ann raised chickens for meat and eggs. One of her specialties was making egg noodles!She was a member of the Little Flatrock Christian Church, the Andersonville OES #93, the Richland Wide Awake Extension Homemakers Club and active in the Rush County Republican Party.Ruth Ann is survived by her daughters, Judy (Bob) Cupp of Greensburg and Janet L. (Robert) Bedel of Greensburg, her son, Terry (Sandy) Gruell of Osgood, her grandchildren, Morgan Cupp, Ryan (Heather) Cupp, Christina (Glen) Koeneman, Susan (Chris) Calabrese, Kurt (Marlena) Bedel, Bruce (Kelly) Bedel and Brian Gruell, 9 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandson. She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, grandson; Terry Daniel Gruell and brothers; Robert L. & Philip E. Austen.Services will be private at Moster Mortuary, Rushville. Friends are welcome to visit the family from 11AM until 12:30PM on Thursday, May 28, 2020 at the mortuary. There will be an OES service after visitation on Thursday. Burial will be in Rushville’s East Hill Cemetery.Memorial contributions may be made to Andersonville OES #93 or to the Rush County Cancer Fund thru RCCF.
Everton are determined to hang on to England defender John Stones after emphatically insisting he is not for sale. Press Association The Spaniard does need reinforcements in central defence after Sylvin Distin and Antolin Alcaraz left the club this summer but he is prepared to give under-21 player Brendan Galloway a chance to prove himself as cover if necessary. “It’s not true, there’s nothing (in that),” he told a press conference in Singapore. “I always said I’m not going to be commenting publicly on any of the names that have been shared around but I can tell you clearly that there is nothing true in that story.” Reports emerged of a £20million bid from Chelsea for the 21-year-old, currently in Singapore with the club for the Barclays Asia Trophy. However, Press Association Sport understands Everton’s response is a categoric rejection, with manager Roberto Martinez intent on building a team. At a sponsor’s event last night Stones himself said: “I am very happy at Everton. “My aim right now is to try to nail down a regular spot in this Everton team and hopefully that will take care of playing for England. “I have to keep learning from the likes of Phil Jagielka and keep progressing at this club.” Martinez underlined his determination to hang on to his best players after dismissing speculation midfielder James McCarthy could be destined to leave Goodison Park for a bigger club. “James McCarthy is a phenomenal asset,” he said.. “We spent a huge amount of money to bring him to our football club, we’re going to build a team around him and he’s got a long-term contract with Everton. “James enjoys his football and is an example for our group. As I said, we’re going to build the future around him.” Martinez also brushed off suggestions he was on the brink of signing Jonny Evans from Manchester United.
The Mets will make up their weekend Subway Series against the crosstown Yankees with doubleheaders on Friday and Sunday at Yankee Stadium and a single game on Sept. 3 at Citi Field.In other major league news:— Thursday’s scheduled Astros-Angels game in Houston will be played on Tuesday as part of a doubleheader due to the potential impact that Tropical Storm Laura may have on the Gulf Coast. In addition, Wednesday’s game has been moved to the afternoon. — Indians manager Terry Francona will miss the club’s three-game series against Minnesota this week while he continues to deal with health issues. Francona underwent another surgery on Friday to address a gastrointestinal condition that has bothered him for nearly a year. First base coach Sandy Alomar Jr. will continue to fill in for the 61-year-old Francona, who has missed 17 games this season.— The Blue Jays have acquired struggling slugger Daniel Vogelbach from the Seattle Mariners for $100,000. The 27-year-old Vogelbach was a first time All-Star last season but was designated for assignment by the Mariners on Aug. 19 after hitting .094 with two home runs and four RBIs in 18 games this season. In other NFL injury news:— The Patriots have re-signed veteran Nick Folk, giving rookie fifth-round draft pick Justin Rohrwasser some competition for the job. Folk finished last season as New England’s kicker after Stephen Gostkowski played just four games before going on injured reserve in October. Folk brought steadiness to the job, connecting on 14 of 17 field goals and all 12 of his extra points in seven games.— Raiders receiver Tyrell Williams will try to play through this season after tearing a labrum in his shoulder during practice last week. Williams finished his first season as a Raider with 42 catches for 651 yards and six TDs but his production waned after the first four weeks due to injuries.— Seahawks defensive end Branden Jackson was back at the team facility Monday, two days after he suffered a head injury in a team scrimmage. The fifth-year defensive end appeared to collide helmet to helmet with offensive tackle Cedric Ogbuehi and seemed to be unconscious before he landed on the turf.COLLEGE FOOTBALL POLL August 24, 2020 NFL-ATTENDANCEMiami Dolphins to allow up to 13,000 fans at home opener, Ravens won’tUNDATED (AP) — The Miami Dolphins will allow up to 13,000 socially distancing fans to attend their home opener against Buffalo on Sept. 20. The decision divided political leaders and upset the Bills’ coach. The Baltimore Ravens won’t have any fans at home games for the first part of the upcoming season because of the coronavirus pandemic. The team had outlined a plan to accommodate a crowd of 7,500, but decided against it “based on the recommendations of public health experts.” NFL-NEWS NFL-FALSE POSITIVESLab blames 77 false NFL COVID-19 positives on contaminationUNDATED (AP) —The lab used by the NFL for COVID-19 tests says an isolated contamination caused 77 “most likely false positive results.” In a statement, BioReference Laboratories says the test results on Saturday were contaminated during preparation at its lab in New Jersey. Eleven teams were affected, and the tests were reexamined and found to be false positives. The lab says all “individuals impacted have been confirmed negative and informed.” Like the Bucks, the Lakers have won three straight since losing Game 1 of their first-round series.The Lakers jumped out to an apt 24-8 lead on Kobe Bryant Day and dominated the rest of the way in a 135-115 dismantling of the Trail Blazers. LeBron James had 30 points and 10 assists in 28 minutes before heading to the bench for good late in the third quarter. Anthony Davis added 18 points in 18 minutes for Los Angeles before leaving the game midway through the third with back spasms.Blazers guard Damian Lillard had 11 points before leaving with a right knee injury in the third. Jusuf Nurkic (YOO’-suhf NUR-kihch) had 20 points and 13 rebounds for Portland. The Miami Heat have reached the second round for the first time in four years. Randal Grichuk (GRIH’-chuhks) three-run homer gave the Jays a 5-3 lead in the seventh inning of a 6-4 win over the Rays. Lourdes Gurriel (gur-ee-EHL’) Jr. also homered and Thomas Hatch worked two scoreless innings for the win, three days after getting his first big league victory against the Rays. Tampa Bay got home runs from Yoshi Tsutsugo (YOH’-shee soo-SOO’-goh) and Willy Adames (ah-DAH’-mehs).The Rays had won 11 of 12 heading into the series.Elsewhere around the majors:— Carlos Correa lined a three-run double that broke open a close game before the Astros went on to crush the Angels, 11-4. Kyle Tucker drove in a pair with a homer and a double to help Houston bounce back from a three-game sweep by the Padres. Clemson tops preseason pollUNDATED (AP) — Clemson is No. 1 in The Associated Press preseason Top 25. Ohio State was a close No. 2 to Clemson, which starts atop the rankings for the second straight season. Alabama is No. 3, Georgia is fourth and defending Big 12 champion Oklahoma is fifth. Defending national champion LSU is No. 6. When the season starts, 53 teams will no longer be eligible for inclusion in the Top 25 because they have postponed their seasons. PGA TOUR CHAMPIONS Goran Dragic (DRAH’-gihch) scored 23 points as the fifth-seeded Heat completed a first-round sweep of the Pacers, 99-87. Tyler Herro (HEE’-roh) had 16 points and Bam Adebayo (ad-ah-BY’-oh) added 14 with 19 rebounds for Miami.Victor Oladipo (oh-lah-DEE’-poh) had 25 points and Myles Turner added 22 points and 14 rebounds for the Pacers, who have dropped four straight postseason series to the Heat since 2012.Miami’s bench outscored Indiana’s depleted reserves 38-3.Oklahoma has evened its series with Houston by winning for the second time in three days.Dennis Schroder (SHROO’-dur) scored a career playoff high 30 points and the Thunder rallied from 15 points down in the third quarter to beat the Rockets, 117-114. Chris Paul scored 26 points and Shai Gilgeous-Alexander added 18 and 12 rebounds for the Thunder, who won despite allowing 23 3-pointers. Nathan MacKinnon and Mikko Rantanen (MEE’-koh RAN’-tah-nehn) each had a power-play goal and an assist for Colorado. Stars goaltender Anton Khudobin (koo-DOH’-bihn) was otherwise perfect while the Avs outshot Dallas, 41-27.NHL-NEWSGrubauer, Johnson out indefinitelyUNDATED (AP) — Colorado Avalanche goaltender Philipp Grubauer and defenseman Erik Johnson are out indefinitely. Grubauer appeared to pull something three minutes into the second period of the Avs’ second-round opener Saturday night and needed assistance to get off the ice. Johnson left later in the period after a collision with Stars forward Blake Comeau. Also around the NHL:— The Red Wings have signed forward Robby Fabbri (FAB’-ree) to a $5.9 million, two-year contract. Fabbri had 32 points in 61 games last season for the league-worst Red Wings. MLB-SCHEDULEJays split with splitUNDATED (AP) — The Toronto Blue Jays have cooled off the Tampa Bay Rays by splitting a four-game set in St. Petersburg. Lefty impressive in Tour Champions debutRIDGEDALE, Mo. (AP) — Phil Mickelson sizzled in his first round on the PGA Tour Champions.Mickelson had five straight birdies on the back nine and finished with 11 overall in a 10-over 61 that gives him a one-stroke lead over David McKenzie. Lefty decided to make his over-50 debut this week after missing the cut at The Northern Trust and getting eliminated from the PGA Tour’s FedEx Cup playoffs.K.J. Choi was joined in a group at 7 under by Rocco Mediate, Rod Pampling and Tim Petrovic. Choi is playing his second Tour Champions event. Houston made its first eight 3-pointers to start the third quarter. The Rockets led 93-80 until the Thunder closed the third period on a 12-0 run.James Harden had 32 points, 15 assists and eight rebounds for the Rockets. Eric Gordon scored 23 points and Danuel House added 21 for the Rockets, who continue to play without guard Russell Westbrook because of a quad injury.NBA-76ers-BROWNBrown fired after sweepPHILADELPHIA (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers have fired coach Brett Brown just a day after his seventh season ended in a postseason sweep. — Lance Lynn struck out eight while throwing 105 pitches in six workhorse innings to guide the Rangers to a 3-2 win versus the Athletics. Todd Frazier lined a two-run double and Isiah-Kiner Falefa hit a tiebreaking homer as Texas halted an eight-game losing streak.MLB-NEWSMets resume play TuesdayUNDATED (AP) — The New York Mets will resume play with a doubleheader against the Marlins on Tuesday.The Mets are able to resume their schedule after no additional members tested positive for COVID-19 since the team learned of two infections that caused four games to be postponed last week. The 76ers were 43-30 this season and had woefully underachieved in a year when they were expected to be serious contenders in the Eastern Conference. Injuries played a key role in their struggles.The move was expected after the sixth-seeded Sixers were swept by the Boston Celtics.Brown had guided the 76ers back from the bottom of the NBA. The Sixers failed to win more than 19 games in his first three seasons while management stripped the roster and prepared for a rebuild. But the 76ers made the playoffs the last three years, going 146-91.NHL-STANLEY CUP PLAYOFFSIslanders blank Flyers Associated Press Update on the latest sports A late flurry from the Bucks forward led a 121-106 victory and a three-games-to-one lead over the Magic.Missing eight of his nine shots in the first three quarters, Middleton scored 18 of his 21 points in the final period and finished with 10 rebounds. He scored 11 points during an 18-2 run that put Milwaukee ahead by 19.Middleton was shooting just 28% in the series before getting hot in the final period.Giannis Antetokounmpo (YAH’-nihs an-the-toh-KOON’-poh) had 31 points, 15 boards and eight assists, shooting 12 of 14 from inside the paint.Orlando wasted a strong performance by Nikola Vucevic (voo-CHEH’-vihk), who had 31 points, 11 rebounds and seven assists. UNDATED (AP) — The New York Islanders are the lowest seed remaining in the Stanley Cup playoffs, but they were good enough to open their second-round series with a win against the No. 1 Philadelphia Flyers.Semyon Varlamov (SEHM’-yahn vahr-LAH’-mahv) stopped 29 shots and the Islanders opened their second-round series with a 4-0 win over the Flyers. Varlamov has posted consecutive playoff shutouts after failing to record one since 2011. He is the first Islander to record back-to-back shutouts.Andy Greene opened the scoring at the 6:06 mark, his first playoff goal in a decade. It remained 1-0 until Jean-Gabriel Pageau (pa-ZHOH’) and Anders Lee scored in the first nine minutes of the third. Devon Toews (deh-VAHN’ tayvz) added an empty-netter shortly after Carter Hart was replaced by an extra attacker with about eight minutes left.The Dallas Stars made it two straight wins over the Avalanche by rallying for a 4-2 victory.Dallas trailed 2-0 until Joe Pavelski and Radek Faksa (FAK’-sah) scored power-play goals 43 seconds apart midway through the second period. Alexander Radulov (RAD’-yoo-lahv) notched the tiebreaking goal about five minutes later after contributing two goals and an assist in Game 1 on Sunday. — The Twins were 3-2 winners over the Indians as Kenta Maeda (mah-EH’-dah) fanned seven while limiting Cleveland to a run and five hits over five innings. Nelson Cruz banged out a solo homer and Miguel Sano (sah-NOH’) added a two-run blast that put Minnesota ahead 3-1 in the sixth.— Javier Baez drilled a two-run homer and David Bote (BOH’-tee) added a solo shot and four RBIs as the Cubs ripped the Tigers, 9-3. Winning pitcher Alec Mills gave up three runs over seven innings while striking out seven. — Jack Flaherty made just his second start in 30 days and fired one-hit ball over five shutout innings of the Cardinals’ 9-3 pounding of the Royals. Paul DeJong (deh-YUHNG’) and Paul Goldschmidt drove in three runs apiece, with Goldschmidt hitting a two-run homer.— Jesus Aguilar (AG’-yoo-lahr) provided a two-run double while the Marlins scored six times in the fourth inning of an 11-8 win against the Nationals. Aguilar had three RBIs and Jon Berti belted a two-run homer and Pablo Lopez held Washington to three unearned runs over five innings.— Justin Smoak homered and drove in three as the Brewers doubled up the Reds, 4-2 to stop a four-game skid. Omar Narvaez (nahr-VY’-ehz) also went deep against Trevor Bauer, who gave up four runs in as many innings after entering the game 3-0 with a major league-best 0.68 ERA. Browns rookie safety Delpit carted off with practice injury BEREA, Ohio (AP) — Browns rookie safety Grant Delpit was carted off the practice field with a right Achilles’ injury. He’s the latest Cleveland player to go down in what has been a tough training camp so far. Delpit was seen pounding the ground in frustration before being taken inside the team’s facility. The second-round pick from national-champion LSU was expected to start this season.Last week, Browns starting linebacker Mack Wilson sustained a serious knee injury and cornerback Kevin Johnson lacerated his liver when he was fallen on. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNBA-SCHEDULEMiddleton comes alive in 4th quarter; Bucks take 3-1 leadLAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. (AP) — Khris Middleton finally found his shot this afternoon, and his hot hand put the Milwaukee Bucks in control of their NBA first-round series.
The 88,000-square-foot building serves as the flagship facility for the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. It has been open to students since the start of the fall 2014 semester and offers a combined platform for print, television, online and digital journalism with a mission to provide a comprehensive education for Annenberg students.Dean Wilson opened the ceremony by expressing his pride and gratitude for the new facility.“Thank you to the team that helped translate blueprints into the glorious building you see in front of you today,” he said.He emphasized that instead of isolating people from one another, technology should encourage collaboration.“We saw the need for 21st century spaces that are not containers, but are connectors, that are places of innovation, not inhibition,” Wilson said.Varun Soni, dean of Religious Life, said that narrative plays an important role in creating one’s own stories.“We don’t control nature or nurture in our lives,” Soni said. “We are the authors of our own narrative and we are constantly writing the pages of our story.”Soni encouraged the students of Annenberg to transform storytelling in the age of digital media.“May Annenberg continue to shine as a global beacon for the arts,” Soni said.Echoing Wilson, Nikias centered on ways that the new building will allow for greater collaborative processes.“You see how beautiful the building is?” he said. “I tell everyone it gives us a thousand years of history we don’t have in its looks. It is full of open spaces that encourage liberation.”Nikias said that the building’s central location held significance.“This building stands at the heart of our university, and that is no coincidence,” Nikias said. “In the digital age of journalism, communication lies in the heart of human connectivity. Here, students will balance the demands for instantaneous information with the time-tested tradition of storytelling.”Wallis Annenberg then spoke to inspire students to make the best use of the new building. The philanthropist focused on the new era of journalism, and encouraged students to make the most of it.“This is your playground. This is your place to take risks. This is your place to test what works and [what] doesn’t,” Annenberg said.She spared no words in describing her pride in the building, highlighting how well the newsroom stands among other local facilities.“USC Annenberg already had the second largest newsroom in Los Angeles. Now it has what I think is the best newsroom,” she said.President Nikias then thanked Annenberg for the $50 million gift from the Annenberg Foundation toward the facility by presenting her with a bouquet of orchids, as well as a plaque with an engraved head of USC’s mascot, Traveler.Annenberg was followed by USC alumna and MSNBC News anchor Alex Witt, who reminded students of the essence of journalism.“Regardless of technical skills you need, and you will most [assuredly] get them here, you must always learn to write,” she said.Students said the building’s design added to its educational value.“I’m not as familiar with the building, but I love the classrooms upstairs — they have glass sliding doors, they’re all windows, everything’s open,” said Holly Thompson, a freshman majoring in narrative studies. “I love that type of architecture, and I think it’s a better studying environment.”The ceremony concluded with Annenberg, Nikias, Wilson and Witt cutting the ribbon for the new hall. Afterwards, Nikias gave Annenberg a personal tour of the building while the rest of the attendees were invited inside for a reception with alumni and trustees.“Having access to the new equipment … and having all of the news outlets together in one place is a really great environment,” said Kristin Doidge, a graduate student studying journalism. “It is also, from what I understand, even better than a real newsroom.”Nikias stressed that this access to state of the art equipment is reflective of the commitment USC has to the future.“This building, but more importantly, what goes in the building, is making a statement about USC: that we have the very best journalism school, arguably in the world,” Nikias told the Daily Trojan. “It also makes a big statement for the university of how committed we are for this profession.” USC held the opening ceremony for Wallis Annenberg Hall on Wednesday with speeches from Dean Ernest Wilson III, President C.L. Max Nikias and namesake Wallis Annenberg.Making the cut · MSNBC anchor Alex Witt, far left, poses with President C.L. Max Nikias, Wallis Annenberg, and Dean Ernest Wilson III of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. – Tucker McWhirter | Daily Trojan
Rose ” ??Bowl-itis (n.): a disorder leaving fans with excessive feelings of confidence or hope before the season starts; symptoms include booking flights to Los Angeles and hotels in Pasadena in August; most prevalent in the MidwestI, too, was a victim of the hype, my dreams driving deeper with each preseason analysis and poll I locked my eyes on. With a Heisman finalist returning to the backfield and another quarterback savior flying in from the ACC, the Badgers were a lock for Indianapolis. A modest prediction it seemed. A third-consecutive Rose Bowl appearance seemed not only within reach, but likely. There were too many key returnees, too many backups more than ready to step in, to not come close to matching 2011’s success.What a difference a year makes.But after sliding by Utah State thanks to the shaky right foot of Aggies kicker Josh Thompson, this team isn’t even in the same orbit as its preseason expectations. The Aggies are certainly a quality nonconference opponent, but a Rose Bowl-bound unit doesn’t come close to falling in its home stadium to a team hailing from the Western Athletic Conference. Danny O’Brien isn’t Russell Wilson. That was clear from the day Wisconsin pulled the former ACC Rookie of the Year away from Maryland. Yet what UW fans didn’t realize was just how wide the gap was between those players, that O’Brien wouldn’t be able to build an instant chemistry in Bret Bielema’s pro-style offense, a la Wilson.The once potent scoring machine of Wisconsin has dropped to 16.3 points per game – just more than a third of what it averaged per game in 2011. Those were the days when three touchdowns was little more than a solid quarter with a Badger offensive line that steamrolled Big Ten defensive linemen, a future NFL-starting quarterback at the helm and an explosive Ball lighting up opponents in the backfield week after week.While the massive turnover of the UW coaching staff has played a role in the early season struggles, it’s not the lone reason for the severe offensive drop-off. What that drop-off has revealed is how much Wilson meant to this team. Not only was he a dead-accurate passer, seemingly never rattled by a 300-pound defensive tackle flying toward him, but his mobility added a new dimension to the Badgers’ offense.His quick feet in the pocket allowed him to extend plays with his feet, eluding defenders before they could get a solid grasp on his No. 16 jersey. More importantly, his speed opened up the running game and made for a deadly play-action pass. When he proved he was a dangerous passer, defenses couldn’t simply stack the box and clog up any holes along the offensive line – a strategy that has worked perfectly in stalling the Badgers’ offense this year. And once Ball got his legs moving – he averaged 137.4 rushing yards per game – the play-action left Jared Abbrederis and Co. wide-open downfield, ready to field the long balls from their ever-efficient quarterback. It’s easy to not recognize the massive impact that one player can have when it comes so easy, when you’re too elated to see the Badgers dismantle Nebraska by 31 (remember when Lee Corso picked the Cornhuskers? Ha!) to break down each individual play, to recognize how one player reshaped the possibilities and image of Wisconsin football. The “how many points will they score this time”? mindset overwhelmed any analysis of why this was working.But that was then and this is now. The expectations continued to soar – especially given a friendly schedule where UW faced its two toughest opponents, Michigan State and Ohio State, at home – but the play didn’t follow.O’Brien supposedly had some mobility in the pocket, but with 11 yards gained (you don’t even want to know the net yardage) this season using his own feet, it hasn’t exactly been a critical part of his pocket presence in the nonconference season. And when he can’t complete the playbook-opening passes down the sideline, the offense will not warrant comparison to the 2011 crew.But don’t take my word for it. Just glance over the difference in third-down efficiency between 2011 and 2012. Last year Wisconsin led the nation in converting 55 percent of its third down tries. This year it has dropped to 31 percent, with Ball stuffed on every other 3rd-and-1 or 3rd-and-2. On those short yardage third-down tries, Wilson and Co. likely converted at an even better clip.Equally telling is the Badgers are averaging 15 third-down tries per game in 2012 instead of the 12 per game they averaged during the 2011 season. Not only was UW much better at them last year, but it often didn’t even need a third down for a touchdown drive. And the small sample size from this season has come against supposedly the weakest competition on the Badgers’ schedule, so it may get even worse.So what have UW fans learned from the first three games, in which the Badgers escaped by the skin of their teeth in two home victories and lost the other game on the road? They’ve learned that this isn’t 2011, and that the “next man in” mentality players and coaches in this program love to spew has not worked this season. One look at the offensive line proves the rotation of talent that worked seamlessly between 2010 and 2011 is not working this year. At all. It’s still early, and Wisconsin has nine more games to prove it can rally around this unexpected adversity and secure a spot in the Big Ten Football Championship Game. Maybe O’Brien finally got the message this weekend when Bielema pulled him out in favor of Joel Stave, a quarterback with exactly zero minutes of game time experience before Saturday. Maybe this is when everything turns around.But the strongest message from the first three games is crystal clear: Beware of the preseason hype. What a difference a year makes.Ian is a senior majoring in journalism. Did you also catch preseason a case of Rose Bowl-itis this summer? Tell him about it at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Hammers are set to move to the London Olympic Stadium in the summer, which will end a 112-year residency at the east London venue.Manchester United are the guests for tonight’s game with both sides seeking European qualification at the end of the season.Kick-off is at 19:45.
Newboy Christian Pulisic was in fine form for Chelsea, scoring two goals and winning a penalty as Chelsea won their third straight preseason match 5-3 against Red Bull Salzburg.The £58 million American struck for the Blues twice in the first half, first slotting home from a Pedro pass before he latched on to a brilliant long ball from Ross Barkley and dinked over the keeper.In between those strikes he was brought down in the box for a spot-kick which was converted by Barkley, as Chelsea went into the break three goals up.RB Salzburg pulled one back five minutes after halftime through Jerome Onuguene but Chelsea restored their three-goal advantage seven minutes later through a superb scorpion kick by Pedro.Takumi Minamino scored with five minutes to play but the hosts were pegged back again as Michy Batshuayi scored for Chelsea.Minamino then pounced on a defensive error by the Europa League winners and fired home with the last kick of the game.Chelsea have now secured three wins in a row, the first two against Barcelona and Reading, and cap off their preseason campaign with a game against Borussia Monchengladbach on Saturday.Frank Lampard’s side begin their Premier League campaign on August 11 with a huge encounter at Manchester United.
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€“ Wynne Spa & Boutique opened its doors the morning of the Holiday Open House in 2012. Since then, it has grown and evolved into a business that offers something for everyone.Five young Wellington women have created a co-op of sorts, offering their individual skills to create a unique shopping and spa experience. Celebrating its one year anniversary this Christmas, Wynne is the place to go to buy a gift for just about everyone on your list.An assortment of calorie free Walden Farms dressing makes a perfect gift. Great Christmas stocking stuffers: From perfect stocking stuffers like cozy tights, scarves, hair accessories and hair products, to a gift certificate for any of the available products or services, Wynne Spa & Boutique, a growing business, is the perfect place to do your holiday shopping for the women in your life. What to get for Christmas: Wynne offers the latest trends in modern fashion for women and girls at an affordable price.You will also find fine candles, coffees, baby blankets and other baby gifts, home decor and jewelry.Â The spa services include sugaring, which is a hair removal system comparable to waxing, permanent laser hair removal, massage, a newly renovated tanning experience, air brush tanning and a full service hair salon featuring Kenra and Bed Head products. Wynne Wellness has a great collection of clothing.Find Wynne Wellness on the web at www.wynnewellness.net to explore our services; you can also book an appointment either online or by giving us a call at 620.359.1117. Stop in, say Â hi and see some of the best of what Wellington has to offer.Our hours:Â Tuesday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Wednesday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Thursday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Friday – 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.Saturday – 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.Call for your appointments today at 620-359-1117.Â
AUBREY BRUCECharlie Weiss guilty of high level shopliftingHey guys’ and dolls’ have you ever been in a store and witnessed a fellow shopper being taken to the “back room” after having been caught “boosting” as we define the act of shoplifting in urban circles?Usually, if that person is a first time offender after they are interrogated, they are generally escorted to the door and instructed never to return. However, if they return undetected and are apprehended again, chances are a trip to the “pokey” is par for the course.I have a sneaking suspicion that may not be true for the “professional fat cat” boosters’.”On September 28, 2014 Kevin McGuire posted a piece on collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com titled, “Charlie Weis has decided financial advantage in buyout money,” McGuire wrote; “According to the contract Weis had at Kansas, he will be paid $5.625 million in buyout money between now and December 31, 2016. According to USA Today reporter Steve Berkowitz, via Twitter, it is likely Weis will be paid an estimated $2.5 million per year by Kansas to not be the head coach. It gets better for Weis, at least in terms of buyout money.”McGuire also talked about the contract that the University of Notre Dame is forced to honor the deposed Notre Dame Head Coach. McGuire went on to say, “Notre Dame is still paying Weis for their buyout of his former head coaching contract in South Bend.In all, Notre Dame and Kansas will be paying Weis an estimated $4.6 million to not coach their football programs through the end of 2015.”This buyout crap is a huge crock of BS boys’ and girls’ and here’s why. If a player does anything wrong or if he becomes injured he may be released from the team without cause even if he or she has suffered an irreparable injury.“A Fight to Keep College Athletes From the Pain of Injury Costs,” written by Ben Strauss for nytimes.com on April 24, 2014 gets to the heart of the matter. Strauss wrote that; “Under N.C.A.A. rules, players can still lose their scholarships after being hurt, often pay for their own insurance and are generally responsible for long-term health care for injuries sustained on the playing field.”This is ptomaine and insane. If an athlete is injured not only is there a possibility that they could lose their scholarship they could theoretically be forced to pay their own medical bills.That is like forcing a slave to pick cotton and when the worker passes out from sun stroke, the laborer must pay the doctor bill. But, but, but….Charlie Weis can sit back on his bum and be paid for failure. I mean, they are paying this lazy, shady, shyster not to coach. Just stay out of the way Mr. Weiss, continue to be incompetent and get paid “just because.”The NCAA should have a law in place as far as their “hiring practices” are concerned that would prohibit maximum compensation amounts for buyouts that could be tendered to any coach during the lifetime of their NCAA tenure. They should set a ceiling of let’s say 5 million dollars for buyout or severance compensation for any coach that is fired. If the coach chooses to take the entire amount all at once, that is their prerogative, but no additional monies would be due to that coach, even if that individual is fortunate enough to land another head coaching or coaching position and is again terminated.At that juncture the individual would be ineligible to receive any other type of “severance pay or separation compensation” from the NCAA or any of its member institutions, period. There are NCAA limits on scholarships, athlete’s receiving gifts and athletic eligibility. Yet there is almost no limit on what a coach can earn, nor does a coach have to honor a mandatory waiting period if they decide to accept employment at another school, unlike most of the scenarios that the athletes’ must face when they decide to transfer from one school to another.The Charlie Weiss “buy out” and the definition of that particular contract stipulation is shady because when I hear it I immediately flash back to the question that Samuel L. Jackson asks for Capital One when he is pitching their credit card; “what’s in your wallet.”That question might be the beginning of any inquiry that Charlie Weiss might conduct before he even considers signing on for any collegiate head coaching job. Not caring about the quality of the available athletes or facilities but only the depth of schools pocket book.In my opinion he has committed nothing less that high level shoplifting. Can’t you imagine listening to a conversation of a mall cop and his supervisor over the radio?Mall cop; “we have detained a shoplifter.” Supervisor; “does the subject have any identification?” Mall cop; “Yes his name is Charlie Weiss.” Supervisor; “release subject, I repeat, release subject, immediately. He has ongoing and limitless access to any product that we sell. He is allowed to take what he wants.”Sound crazy, just ask Charlie Weiss.(Sources for this article were /collegefootballtalk.nbcsports.com and nytimes.com)Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: email@example.com or 412.583.6741Follow him on Twitter @ultrascribe
JOCKEY QUOTESRAFAEL BEJARANO, SHOW IT N MOE IT, WINNER: “She always tries really hard and she always wants to be on the lead. This was the first time she’s ever had to be on the inside though and she freaked out a little being out on the lead down inside. She started to lug out but I didn’t want to try and fight with her too much. I wanted to play it by ear and as we came to the turn she was calming down and going back to the rail. As we did though, the three, S Y Sky, was coming through on the rail which wasn’t what I wanted but I also finally was getting us where I wasted us to be, on the outside. She’s always had an outside position so once that horse was down to her inside, it was good. In the stretch she fought and came back strong. She did a very good job today. I had to work a little harder on her today. In the beginning I had to use her a bit and I think six and-a-half or seven furlongs are better distances for her, but she still got it done.”JOE TALAMO, S Y SKY, SECOND: “The winner was really getting out down the backside, I thought she might bolt. I took my filly to the rail and she went right through there, real easy. We were just cruising. Hats off to that other filly, she dug in.”TRAINER QUOTES GARY SHERLOCK, TRAINER SHOW IT N MOE IT: “I’ve been doing this for 40 years and I never like being on the rail. I don’t like the one-hole under any conditions. I think the reason she was getting out there going to the far turn was that she’s never not had a horse inside of her to run with. She overcame it and with her, the results are incredible. We’re hoping to have a big year with her. She ran against older horses last year and now she’s doing so well.” PHIL D’AMATO, TRAINER, S Y SKY: “She ran good, we just got outrun.OWNER QUOTESTERRY LOVINGER, SHOW IT N MOE IT, WINNER: “Definitely one of my favorite races of hers (Show It N Moe It). Nick Alexander races a lot of good horses, when S Y Sky, came up the rail I said, ‘uh-oh she’s going right past us!’ Then they had the duel coming down the lane it was exciting. She’s getting a little bit better all the time, and she’s digging in and just tries so hard every time. The Cal-Bred program is just a fantastic program and there’s people like Nick Alexander raising great horses and we just have a lot of competition there. The horses are good and we have a lot of good ones coming up, we’re very competitive.”NOTES: Tom London, Terry Lovinger or Eugene ZondloShow It N Moe It and jockey Rafael Bejarano, outside, outleg S Y Sky (Joseph Talamo), inside, to win the $100,000 Spring Fever Stakes, Sunday, February 24, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO