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Christina Y. “Teany” Cantwell

first_imgChristina Y. “Teany” Cantwell, 77, of Aurora, IN, passed away Saturday, March 19, 2016 at her home in Aurora, IN.She was born Sunday, October 23, 1938 in Aurora, Indiana, Daughter of the late James E. Sellers and the late Hazel Armstrong Sellers.She worked as a LPN for Dearborn County Hospital for over 46 years. Teany was well suited for her job being a very caring and compassionate person. Teany was a member of Life Church, Aurora, IN and Dearborn County Hospital Retirement Group. She enjoyed working in her garden, camping, crocheting, reading and crossword books. She also loved Gatlinburg, TN. Most of all, she loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. Teany’s faith was important to her. She treated people with kindness and displayed her faith by serving and caring for others. She will be missed by all who knew her.Surviving are her loving husband of 58 years, Frank Cantwell of Aurora, IN; Daughter, Melodie Tibbits of Aurora, IN; Son, Greg (Bonnie) Cantwell of Aurora, IN; Brother, Eddie (Patty) Sellers of Aurora, IN; Sisters, Alberta (late, Gayle) Campbell of Aurora, IN, Gerrie (Frank) McGinnis of Dillsboro, IN; Grandchildren, Jeremy (Melissa) Tibbitts, Jessica (Josh) Heidorn, Justin (Angie) Tibbitts and Sarah (Jon) Baker; Great Grandchildren, Baylin, Kaisey, Madison, Devan, Olivia, Levi, Lucas, Riley, Alex and Hazel.She was preceded in death by her parents.Friends will be received 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at the Rullman Hunger Funeral Home, Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at Life Church, 201 W. Conwell St., Aurora, IN, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at 11:00 with Pastor Jeff Lawson officiating.Interment will follow in the Union Cemetery, Moores Hill, IndianaContributions may be made to the Life Church. If unable to attend the services, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Super Eagles off to Lesotho Saturday

first_imgRelatedPosts Super Eagles soar on FIFA ranking FIFA ranking: Nigeria moves up by two spots, now world 29th Omeruo welcomes second child Three-time African champions, the Super Eagles, is billed to depart the country for Maseru on Saturday for their second AFCON 2021 qualifying group game against the Squirrels of Lesotho.Toyin Ibitoye, the team’s media officer, disclosed this in a telephone interview on Friday.According to Ibitoye, arrangements have been concluded for the team travel to Maseru on Saturday, saying the date was strategically made to ensure the lads are in good stead for the game.He informed: “Lesotho is a high altitude region and we have been advise on when to arrive the country in to avoid terrible conditions that might affect the player.“So, we would traveling tomorrow, Saturday, for the game on Sunday.”The Nigerian side is expected travel from Nigeria to Lesotho for six hours, 22 minutes.Checks also revealed that the city of Maseru would be partly cloudy, 30 per cent degree centigrade and could be windy on match day.The 20,000 capacity Setsoto Stadium, which was renovated and enlarged in 2011, hosts the game.Meanwhile, Super Eagles’ captain, Ahmed Musa, has expressed concerns over the synthetic pitch for the game against Lesotho will make it even more difficult.Must said: “As you can see, it was a tough game against Benin but at the end of 90 minutes, we have three points so we are going over there to have another win because we know that the game is going to be very tough.“We are going to play on an artificial pitch.“It is not that easy because some of the players are not used to playing on a synthetic pitch.“But we know what everybody expects from us so we are going there to do our best to win.”Ranked 138th in the latest FIFA ranking, Lesotho registered an impressive 1-1 draw against hosts Sierra Leone (117th) in their Africa Cup of Nations qualifiers Group L opener in Freetown. Tags: Super Eagleslast_img read more

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Caldwell urges Martinez to stay on

first_img Press Association The Spaniard is scheduled to have more talks with owner Dave Whelan about his future on Tuesday as the relegated club try to hang on to their in-demand manager. Martinez has been linked with the Everton vacancy but asked Whelan last week for certain commitments in regards to developing the training ground and youth system. Wigan captain Gary Caldwell has urged manager Roberto Martinez to stay.center_img The chairman has been mulling over the implications, both financial and otherwise, and an outcome is expected later. “Everyone wants to be here next year and obviously the gaffer is at the head of everything we do here,” Caldwell told the Wigan Evening Post. “A lot of other clubs will be wanting to take him and rightly so. “But obviously we all want him to stay here and help us to get back into the Premier League as quickly as possible. “It’s his decision, and it will be a big decision to make. “Whatever he decides we’ll wish him well, but on behalf of the players here we’re desperate for him to stay.” last_img read more

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Swansea manager Garry Monk wants to build on good start before next break

first_img Monk’s men capped a promising start to the Barclays Premier League campaign by beating Manchester United 2-1 in their final game before the international break nearly two weeks ago. Unbeaten Swansea lie in fourth place with eight points from four games before resuming hostilities at Watford on Saturday, and their early-season form has seen Monk nominated for August manager of the month with Bafetimbi Gomis and Andre Ayew both candidates to take the player’s award. Swansea manager Garry Monk has challenged his players to turn a good start into a great one before the next international break in October. After Watford, Swansea’s league programme contains fixtures against Everton, Southampton and Tottenham and Monk wants his side to push on and establish themselves at the top end of the table. “These few games before the next international break is an important period for us,” Monk said at his pre-match press conference. “We can try and continue what has been a good start, the choice whether it becomes a great start or we start again back at the beginning. “We want to try and continue what we’ve been doing and I’m sure the players will be focused and ready to do that. “At the moment we are playing with some freedom and confidence and a good way of working, but it’s so early in the season to be talking about positions in the league. “You really need to get to that 10 to 15 game marker and it begins to even out, or you start to gauge what you can push for and what you are going to be fighting for.” Gomis and Ayew have provided every one of Swansea’s seven league goals so far but success has also been based on a solid defence which has remained unaltered this season. Wales captain Ashley Williams and Argentina international Federico Fernandez have struck up a formidable centre-back partnership over the past year and Monk, a former central defender himself, says it gives Swansea a terrific base to work from. “I think Ash and Fede are one of the best partnerships in the league at this moment,” Monk said. “But Ash has got to be up there in the top three or four centre-backs in the league the way he plays, contributes in every game and leads the group. “The bit that’s most pleasing for any defender is how consistent you are, not only in terms of the amount of games played but also the level of performance. “Ash can be really proud of that as it’s hardest thing for any defender to be that consistent and, hopefully, he can play game after game and lead Swansea for a long time.” Jefferson Montero will be fit for the visit to Watford after missing the victory over United with a thigh injury and Modou Barrow will also be in the squad after being recalled from a loan spell at Blackburn to replace Nathan Dyer, who joined Leicester on a season-long loan on transfer deadline day. Monk said he understood Dyer’s decision to leave Swansea to try and get first-team game-time and also confirmed there had been no developments over the future of Michu, who is in talks with the club over terminating his contract. “I’ve left that to the chairman and club to talk to Michu and his representatives,” Monk said. “Nothing came in the window and it’s an ongoing situation, and hopefully there will be a decision sooner rather than later which is best for the club and the player.” Press Associationlast_img read more

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Moon spoils ‘Candy Man’ Hardy’s return

first_img… Guyanese picks up second career defeat via unanimous decisionBy Rawle Toney in New YorkIT WAS supposed to be Simeon ‘Candyman’ Hardy’s triumphant return to the ring after two years, but the script was written differently for him, as he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Eric Moon on Saturday, when the two collided at the Buckhead Fight Club in Atlanta, Georgia.The defeat was Hardy’s second in his career which now sees his ring-record dip to 13 -2.Moon, 26, improved to 5-0, but it was the first time that he didn’t win via TKO.At the opening bell of their middleweight clash in front of a full house, it was obvious that both fighters were cautious in their approach; feeling each other out.It was also obvious that Hardy was rusty, and why not? Hardy’s last outing in the ring was against Vito Gasparyan when he suffered a unanimous decision loss over two years ago.“Tough night” Hardy told Chronicle Sport, adding “…. inactivity is a b***h! I felt strong but I wasn’t explosive like I should be.”The 30-year-old Hardy, while showing flashes of the type of flamboyant fighter he is, played into Moon’s game.Moon wasn’t exceptional either; the American was oftentimes easily hurt by the ‘Candy Man’, but the Guyanese couldn’t put him away.“To be honest I didn’t feel like myself and I was not explosive with combos,” Hardy said after the fight.One thing was clear; the American Moon was a bit more physical than Hardy. Moon was more defensive than Hardy, and connected more.Hardy was not out-boxed by a long shot, stating, “I know I’m much better and couldn’t execute like I should.”Hardy said he plans to return to the gym, work on his mistakes and should be in the ring in August.The Guyanese fighter also promises to be more consistent in terms of ring time. He admitted that the primary reason for his demise on Saturday was ‘ring rust’.last_img read more

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Yadram, Royal hand Young Windies opening win

first_imgHARARE, Zimbabwe, (CMC) – Bhaskar Yadram extended his fine of form with another half-century as West Indies Under-19s made a winning start to their three-match Youth One-Day International series against Zimbabwe Under-19s with a 39-run victory here Sunday.The 17-year-old right-hander top-scored with a fine Man-of-the-Match 68 as the Caribbean side mustered 211 for eight off their 50 overs, after being sent in.Captain Emmanuel Stewart chipped in with 34, Joshua Bishop got 32 while Alick Athanaze struck 31 not out.Left-arm spinner Tinotenda Jakachira claimed three for 27 off eight overs while Frank Mwaita ended with two for 37.In reply, Zimbabwe were held to 172 off 44.1 overs with left-arm spinner Jeavor Royal picking up three for 20 and fast bowler Darren Nedd, two for 25.Skipper Liam Roche top-scored with 54, Ryan Murray got 40 and Jayden Schadendorf, 26, but Zimbabwe never recovered from a position of 10 for three in the fourth over.Earlier, the Young Windies stumbled early on, losing both openers Keagan Simmons (12) and Joshua Persaud (15) cheaply to slip to 31 for two in the 12th over.Two partnerships then boosted the Windies innings. Yadram, who faced 85 deliveries and struck six fours and two sixes, put on 83 for the third wicket with Stewart who counted three fours in a 53-ball knock.Both were casualties when four wickets tumbled for 42 runs but Bishop and Athanaze put on a lively run-a-ball 48 for the seventh wicket to rally the innings.Bishop struck three fours and a six in a breezy 29-ball knock while Athanaze consumed 47 deliveries and notched a single four.Left-arm pacer Javier Spencer then gave the Windies a bright start by removing Gregory Dollar without scoring off the fourth ball of the innings with a single run on the board.Three balls later in the next over, Nedd knocked over Marshall Takodza for one with one run added to the total and then accounted for Milton Shumba for eight in his next over, to leave Zimbabwe in tatters.Murray, who counter-attacked with nine fours in a 41-ball innings, posted 56 for the fourth wicket with Dion Myers who made 16, as the hosts fought back.When both perished in successive deliveries in the 15th over, Roche anchored two stands – 39 for the sixth wicket with Schadendorf and 32 for the seventh wicket with Wesley Madhevere (11) – in a bid to revive the innings.Roche faced 86 balls and struck four boundaries to lead the revival but Royal sliced through the lower order to trigger a collapse as the last four wickets fell for 35 runs.last_img read more

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USC to hold memorial for Victor McElhaney

first_imgUSC senior Victor McElhaney (right) died March 10. McElhaney is the son of Oakland councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney (middle). Photo courtesy of Lynette Gibson McElhaney. Thornton jazz studies adjunct instructor Kathleen Grace said McElhaney was her student for a year. Berkeley-based organization Building Opportunities for Self-Sufficiency created a GoFundMe fundraising page on behalf of McElhaney’s family on Monday, according to the site. The organization is a nonprofit that fights homelessness and community violence in the East Bay. “He was full to the brim with musical ideas that he wanted to share,” Grace said in a statement. “There was a spark in his eyes at all times, and an openness to all the world had to teach him.”  An LAPD investigation into the matter is ongoing, and no arrests have been made as of Sunday. Peter Erskine, the director of Drumset Studies at Thornton and one of McElhaney’s instructors, said in an email to the Daily Trojan that McElhaney was an active participant at the school. “He believed in the power of music to touch lives, to heal and to bring hope,” the email read. “Victor was already playing at a professional level when he came to USC,” Erskine said. “His audition was a welcome breath of fresh air — he had the touch, the feel and the musical understanding of a seasoned jazz musician … Victor was always the first to volunteer to play in any group class.” As of Monday, the page has raised over $70,810, surpassing its original $30,000 fundraising goal and its $50,000 stretch goal. Donations included a $10,000 contribution from the Oakland Athletics, according to the GoFundMe page. Interim President Wanda Austin sent a memo informing the USC community of McElhaney’s death. Austin offered her condolences to his friends and family in her email.  McElhaney transferred to USC from Cal State, East Bay in 2017. Beyond music, he was also involved at the Center for Black Cultural and Student Affairs at USC, Austin’s email read. Thornton also set up a website for students and other USC community members to submit photos and remembrances of McElhaney ahead of the memorial event. “Funds will be used to assist the McElhaney Family with final arrangements and a memorial concert in honor of Victor McElhaney and the families of victims of gun violence,” the GoFundMe page said. As a councilwoman, McElhaney’s mother has actively fought gun violence in Oakland. She helped pass laws like Measure Z, a public safety initiative that funded prevention strategies against gun violence, according to the City of Oakland’s website. “Victor was a son of Oakland,” his mother, Oakland District 3 Councilwoman Lynette Gibson McElhaney, wrote in a statement to the Daily Trojan. “He was a musician who drew his inspiration from the beat, soul and sound of the Town and he belonged in every nook and cranny of Oakland.” “We are beginning a new chapter in this reoccurring circle of violence,” she wrote. “And it will take all of us together to make it through this tragedy.”  McElhaney was approached by three to four suspects around 12:24 a.m. Sunday during a possible failed robbery attempt at Maple Avenue and Adams Boulevard, the Los Angeles Police Department said. One of the suspects shot McElhaney, and the suspects fled the scene in a vehicle. McElhaney was taken to a hospital by the Los Angeles Fire Department shortly thereafter, where he died later that morning, according to the LAPD. “Whether it was through his music or through his conversation, he challenged others and himself to think outside of the box,” the CBCSA email read.  CBCSA sent a statement to its mailing list about McElhaney’s death March 10. USC will hold a memorial Tuesday for Victor McElhaney, a senior who studied music, in the Ronald Tutor Campus Center Ballroom from 6 to 8:30 p.m. McElhaney died March 10 in Los Angeles from a gunshot wound to the head, the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office confirmed. He was 21. McElhaney was part of the Jazz Studies program at the Thornton School of Music and was interested in the relationship between music and social and political movements, Austin said. He was also dedicated to community service — he was a mentor for young musicians and taught at the Oakland Public Conservatory of Music, the email read.last_img read more

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USC prepares for clash with BYU in Provo

first_imgThe USC women’s basketball team is enjoying unprecedented success in the Women’s National Invitation Tournament this postseason. The Women of Troy will be playing in the tournament’s third round for the first time in school history.Consumate teammate · Despite starting almost all season, junior guard Ashley Corral has come off the bench the first two games of the WNIT. She has still provided a huge lift for USC, however, leading the team with a combined 35 points in the two games. – Tim Tran | Daily Trojan To continue its successful run, USC (21-12) will need to defeat BYU, the regular season champions of the Mountain West conference.Despite a strong 23-8 record during the regular season and a 12-game winning streak heading into the Mountain West tournament, the Cougars (25-8) were denied a spot in the NCAA tournament after losing in the semifinals of their conference tournament to in-state rival Utah.Since then, BYU has gone on a tear through the WNIT.The Cougars made quick work of their first two opponents, beating Denver 75-60 and ripping another in-state rival, Utah State, 102-63. The 39-point margin of victory in their second-round game is the largest of any game in the WNIT so far.“They’re a good outside shooting team, and they execute well,” said senior guard Jacki Gemelos.The Women of Troy, however, have reason to believe they can advance to the quarterfinals, and perhaps even further.After junior guard Ashley Corral returned from a two-game suspension for violating team rules, USC coach Michael Cooper made a lineup change that moved the sharpshooter to a sixth man-type role. The adjustment seems to have sparked the team’s offense.“[The lineup change] is what’s best for the team,” Corral said. “We’re winning and playing great basketball right now.”Corral has settled nicely into her new role, converting 8-of-9 three-point attempts in the WNIT. She leads the team with 35 points in the two tournament games.“I do think [the line-up change] has helped my shooting a lot, and hopefully that’ll keep going,” Corral said.For the season, she is second on the team in scoring with 12.3 points per game and leads the team with 3.7 assists per contest.Gemelos, who has taken over as the primary point guard, is close behind with 12 points and 2.6 assists per game.“[Point guard] is where I’m most comfortable at,” Gemelos said. “I’ve played point guard my whole life. It’s different from last year and most of this year, but it’s definitely been a good transition for me.”Junior guard Briana Gilbreath leads the Women of Troy in scoring and rebounding, averaging 14.7 points and 7.3 rebounds.The Women of Troy will need Gilbreath and her teammates in the frontcourt to continue their success on the boards, as the Cougars will provide a formidable challenge down low.“They rebound well, [especially] offensive rebounding,” Gemelos said. “I think our game plan, like it is every game, is to outrebound the other team.”When USC does this, the team is 14-1.Forward Coriann Fraughton is the Cougars’ main force on the boards with a team-high 7.4 rebounds per game, and is second in scoring with 11.7 points per contest. Guard Mindy Bonham leads BYU in points and assists, averaging 12.8 and 5.1, respectively.But USC seems to be playing its best basketball of the season, and the team is coming off of arguably their best game of the season, a 78-59 romp over Nevada while overcoming a raucous pro-Nevada crowd.“Everything just clicked,” Corral said. “We all played really well together and we played as a team. They might not have been cheering for us, but it’s always nice to show the crowd up.”The Cougars will likely boast the advantage of a big home crowd, too.“There have been some situations where we’ve played in front of a big crowd and we haven’t shown up,” Corral said. “But right now, we know what we have to do. We can’t focus [on the crowd]. We have to win games. [In the postseason], you win or you’re done.”last_img read more

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Syracuse ace Alexa Romero to return for 5th year with eligibility relief

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on April 15, 2020 at 3:48 pm aekaylor@syr.edu | @cincinnallie Syracuse pitcher Alexa Romero announced on Instagram Wednesday that she will return for a fifth year. Her announcement comes two weeks after the NCAA voted to allow spring athletes whose seasons got cut short to return with eligibility relief. “Can’t express how thankful I am for Syracuse, SU athletic department, and my coaches to let me have another chance to finish what I started!” Romero wrote in the post.Syracuse’s official softball Twitter account shared Romero’s decision, indicating Syracuse will offer graduating spring athletes an extra year of eligibility. It’s up to individual schools to decide whether their graduating spring athletes can return. Notably, Wisconsin is not offering eligibility relief. Romero finished 2020 with 66 strikeouts over 10 starts. Despite inconsistencies, she won four games as the Orange finished 10-10. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textcenter_img The NCAA canceled the remainder of spring sports one week before the Orange were set to play their home opener on March 20 due to the spread of the novel coronavirus. On March 13, Romero retweeted a change.org petition to grant an extra year of eligibility for the NCAA to grant a fifth season for athletes whose season was cut short. “It’s been a long and hard time adjusting to our new lifestyle, but it’s nice knowing in August I not only get to come back to my team and finish what I started, but also to the Syracuse community that has always made me feel at home,” Romero wrote. Over four seasons with Syracuse, Romero has struck out 661 batters and has pitched three no-hitters, including one perfect game. She’s in the top-five of nine statistical categories in program history. Commentslast_img read more

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Sunderland stun Chelsea in extra time

first_imgSunderland progressed to the semi-final of the Capital One Cup with a thrilling extra-time victory over Chelsea.Chelsea dominated the majority of the 90 minutes, though their goal was fortuitous, with Lee Cattermole poking the ball into his own goal.The Blues seemed to be heading to the last four until a late Fabio Borini equaliser took the match to extra time.From then on the Premier League strugglers were the better side with Ki Sung-Yueng’s thumping winner deserved.Extra time was a scenario Jose Mourinho would have dreaded as the Chelsea manager had already been lamenting his team’s packed schedule, pointing out that league leaders Arsenal had a few days extra to prepare for Monday’s Premier League fixture between the two sides.But Chelsea, who wasted a number of opportunities in a match they dominated for long periods, only had themselves to blame for prolonging what had been a tedious match up until Borini’s dramatic strike.The tireless Black Cats frustrated a Chelsea side which was much changed from the one which beat Crystal Palace in the league on Saturday. But whatever personnel the Portuguese chooses, it continues to be the same story for a team which has too often been toothless this season. Despite an array of attacking talents in the Chelsea squad, it seems Mourinho has no-one at his disposal with the ruthlessness to kill off a game, with the former Real Madrid man particularly critical of his strikers of late.Mourinho began with Willian, Samuel Eto’o and Andre Schurrle leading the attack and when those three failed he brought on Demba Ba and Eden Hazard towards the end of the second half, but neither made an impression.Sunderland will be bottom of the Premier League on Christmas Day regardless of their achievements in the League Cup.But manager Gus Poyet regarded this quarter-final as an opportunity to galvanize his players for the club’s fight for top-flight survival, and the Uruguayan will surely be heartened by his players’ character and courage during what was a demanding 120 minutes.Play mediaBeating Chelsea will inspire us – Poyet Willian, who had the freedom to float around the pitch, was the away team’s most potent player and had the best chance of the first half when he dragged his effort wide of the far post.Mark Schwarzer was underemployed in the Chelsea goal. A penalty appeal for a Cesar Azpilicueta handball was all the sparse 20,000 crowd had to shout about until Borini rewrote the script.Chelsea had far more zip in the second half, with Cattermole’s own goal giving the visitors the boost they needed.Goal decision system technology was used before deciding whether to allow the goal, and replays also showed that Cattermole, rather than Frank Lampard, had the final touch as both players slid goalwards in chase of Azpilicueta’s fine cross.The own goal was Sunderland’s sixth of the season – an ever-increasing number which has already left manager Poyet cursing his players’ positioning rather than bad luck. It was all Chelsea as Eto’o, Schurrle and Ba went close to doubling the visitors lead, but the Londoners were not clinical enough and paid the price as Borini squeezed the ball home to force the match into extra time.From then on the momentum was with Sunderland. The Italian scuffed a further two chances, while a brilliant one-handed save from Schwarzer prevented Ki’s diving header from finding the net.But the veteran Australian could do little to prevent the midfielder from securing a memorable victory.Sunderland manager Gus Poyet:“I’m pleased for the players and I’m delighted for the fans. This has been a very hard season for the fans, but when you find yourselves in the semi-finals, that’s something to enjoy.“It’s a victory in a special manner, scoring right at the end of the game and right at the end of extra-time. It’s for them, for the players and for the fans. “That’s the way we are going to do it. It’s important I can see that the players are doing it all the time.“Even in extra time, even in the last two or three minutes, they were not trying just to go crazy.“We are trying to play a game because I believe it works, and now we have to do that every week, every game.“It doesn’t matter who you play against at every level, if it’s Norwich or if it’s Carlisle in the FA Cup, every single day, and the more we do it, the more difficult we are going to become to play against, I am sure.”last_img read more