Justin L. Weber, 38, Everton, Indiana

first_imgJustin Lee Weber, age 38, of Connersville, Indiana died suddenly Monday, June 4, 2018 in Brookville, Indiana. Born May 22, 1980 in Anderson, Indiana he was the son of Bill & Kay (Fields) Weber. On December 4, 1999 he was united in marriage to Leandra Albright, and she survives. Justin served in the United States Air Force, United States Army, and the Indiana National Guard attaining the rank of Sergeant First Class. In his leisure time he enjoyed camping, hunting and the outdoors.Besides his wife Leandra, survivors include three children; Abigail Weber, Jason Weber and Genevieve Weber all of Connersville; one brother, Jeremy (Meredith) Weber of Brownsburg, Indiana; his parents, Bill & Kay Weber of Brookville, Indiana; as well as several aunts, uncles and cousins.Family & friends may visit from 10:00 A.M. until 1:00 P.M. on Friday, June 8, 2018, at New Heights Christian Church, 2752 West State Road 44, Connersville, Indiana.Pastor Ryan Phelps will officiate the Funeral Services at 1:00 P.M., Friday, June 8, 2018 at New Heights Christian Church in Connersville. Burial with full military honors will follow in Maple Grove Cemetery in Brookville, Indiana.Memorial contributions may be given to Wounded Warriors.Online condolences may be made anytime at millermosterrobbins.comlast_img read more

Mikel denies Galatasaray comments

first_img Press Association Quotes attributed to the Nigeria international, who is currently playing in the Confederations Cup in Brazil, have appeared in the Turkish media, suggesting that the 26-year-old is nearing a switch to Istanbul. Yet Mikel, who moved to Stamford Bridge during Jose Mourinho’s first spell as manager, insists he has made no such comments. Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel has denied suggesting he is close to a move to Galatasaray, Press Association Sport understands.last_img

United unfazed by Falcao rumours

first_img He has also previously released a copy of his birth certificate in a bid to prove he is the age he says he is. United have now played down the idea of Falcao lying about how old he is, saying there has not been a problem on that front as far as the club are concerned. “We were aware of the rumours at the time and it was never an issue,” a Red Devils spokesman said. Falcao could make his United debut in Sunday’s Barclays Premier League home clash with QPR. Meanwhile, Italian midfielder Davide Petrucci has joined Romanian club CFR Cluj after being released from his United contract by mutual consent. The 22-year-old joined the Red Devils from hometown club Roma in 2008 but was unable to break into the first team at Old Trafford and spent time out on loan at Peterborough, Royal Antwerp and Charlton. A United statement read: ” Everyone at Manchester United would like to wish Davide well at his new club.” Press Association Falcao, who United signed on a season-long loan deal from Monaco on transfer deadline day, has denied reports he is two years older than he claims, which would make him 30 rather than 28. Such talk has surrounded the Colombia international for some time and in 2013 he addressed the matter on Twitter, stressing the speculation was “completely ridiculous”. center_img Manchester United insist there is no issue with regard to the age of their new striker Radamel Falcao.last_img read more

Warnock heaps praise on Bolasie

first_imgNeil Warnock praised the unpredictable flair of Yannick Bolasie after the Congo winger inspired Crystal Palace to claim their first Barclays Premier League win of the season over Everton at Goodison Park. Press Association Howard in particular had a day to forget after giving away the opening penalty then failing to reach a Martin Kelly cross which gifted Campbell Palace’s second goal. Leon Osman’s mistake then allowed Jason Puncheon to set up Bolasie for Palace’s third. Martinez said: “We wanted to start sharp and to be bright with everything and for the first 15 minutes we looked fresh and scored a very good goal. “But we didn’t really have that drive about us to score a second goal and if we had done so in that period then the game is over. “The penalty was an incredible reward for Palace and from then on the mental change allowed Palace to have a lot of belief and to change the game. “It was very uncharacteristic of us to concede three goals with three errors, but even then the character was incredible and we almost managed to get something out of the game.” Everton’s busy schedule is set to continue with a Capital One Cup trip to Swansea on Tuesday before next week’s Merseyside derby, and Martinez acknowledged the importance of getting back to winning ways. “It is a really busy period and we want to make sure we take advantage of it,” the Spaniard said. “There is a real competition for places and we need everyone to be ready. Those games are going to be vital to see how well we can progress.” Bolasie’s tireless running helped haul his side back into the game after Romelu Lukaku’s ninth-minute opener for the hosts and he capped a fine display by scoring what turned out to be the winner to seal a 3-2 victory. Mile Jedinak had equalised for Palace from the spot on the half hour and Fraizer Campbell took advantage of a Tim Howard blunder to put his side in front nine minutes after the interval before Bolasie stroked home their third in the 69th minute. Leighton Baines scored an 82nd minute penalty for Everton to spark a frantic finale but ultimately Roberto Martinez saw his side’s recent revival grind to a halt due to individual errors. Warnock, who brought Bolasie back into his starting line-up in place of Wilfred Zaha, said: “I’ve seen Yannick for a long time now and he always contributes and is a threat. “The problem with him is he doesn’t know what he’s going to do next so the defenders have got no chance. He was very positive today and he covered a lot of ground.” Warnock is still in the process of evaluating his squad after replacing Tony Pulis as manager but believes he has seen enough in his eight games in charge to date to inspire plenty of confidence. He added: “This gives everyone a lot of belief. We should have won the other two games against Newcastle and Burnley and we were disappointed not to. “I thought we deserved to win it today. We were apprehensive in the first 20 minutes and gave them a bit too much respect but from that moment we grew into the game and we said it was a game we could go on and try to win. “What pleased me was that Everton are a good side and we had to hang in there at times and put our head in and make tackles and blocks, and I like that kind of football.” Everton boss Martinez conceded his side were guilty of individual errors as they saw their recent revival brought to a juddering halt. last_img read more

Republic of Ireland take step towards Euro 2016 with win over Germany

first_img Press Association Shane Long’s 14th international goal handed the Republic of Ireland a priceless 1-0 win over world champions Germany and blew the race for Euro 2016 qualification wide open. The Southampton striker came off the bench to thump a 70th-minute thunderbolt past the helpless Manuel Neuer to hand the Republic their biggest competitive victory since they defeated Holland in a World Cup qualifier in 2001. Ireland’s success, coupled with Poland’s 2-2 draw with Scotland, means that Martin O’Neill’s men are guaranteed a top-three finish and a play-off place at worst, but they will head for Warsaw on Sunday knowing they could still top Group D. It was a night for heroes at the Aviva Stadium as Martin O’Neill’s depleted team stood firm in the face of a German onslaught and took their chance when it came in front of a delirious full house of 50,604. O’Neill sprang something of a surprise when, with defenders Seamus Coleman and Ciaran Clark injured and midfielder Glenn Whelan suspended, he handed Burnley defender Stephen Ward a first cap since November last year with only a single Capital One Cup appearance to his name this season. Richard Keogh, Cyrus Christie and, again to raised eyebrows, Daryl Murphy also got the nod against a Germany side featuring seven of the men who played in the World Cup final in Brazil last summer. Predictably, Joachim Low’s men dominated possession. Less predictably, they failed to do a great deal with it as Ireland keepers Shay Given and Darren Randolph, who replaced the injured 39-year-old two minutes before the break, did not have a single save of note to make. For that, they were indebted to skipper John O’Shea, who blocked Ilkay Gundogan’s 13th-minute shot over his own bar, and central defensive partner Richard Keogh who managed to prevent Mesut Ozil from reaching Matthias Ginter’s cross two minutes later. The visitors thought they had taken the lead when Thomas Muller drove the ball across the penalty area and inside the far post as Ozil tried to get there ahead of Given, although whether or not he got a touch was irrelevant as the offside flag halted German celebrations. Ireland were able to muster little going forward in front of a boisterous home crowd well aware of Poland’s early goal, with Wes Hoolahan and Robbie Brady – released back into midfield by Ward’s inclusion – attempting to link with Murphy and Jonathan Walters. However, they rode their luck as time ran down when Ozil met another Muller cross unmarked but steered his left-foot effort wide. There was little let-up after the break as Germany pressed Ireland ever deeper, but once again, the Republic responded in dogged fashion. They were almost undone 10 minutes after the restart when Marco Reus latched on to a long clearance and crossed for substitute Andre Schurrle, whose volley at full stretch flew high and wide. The game was opening up, although at times dangerously so for O’Neill’s side, although the home fans were off their seat with 64 minutes gone when Murphy blasted a long-range effort just wide of the upright after Hoolahan’s initial shot had been blocked by Mats Hummels. Long replaced Murphy almost immediately and the newcomer had only five minutes to wait for his big moment, running on to Randolph’s clearance and hammering the ball past the stranded Neuer to raise the roof at the Aviva. Hummels and Muller passed up glorious opportunities to level in quick succession and Jerome Boateng and Gundogan both forced Randolph into important – if routine – saves as time ran down, but Ireland were not to be denied. The clocked ticked agonisingly through four minutes of stoppage time before referee Carlos Carballo’s whistle sparked mass celebration on and off the pitch. last_img read more

Update on the latest sports

first_imgNorris dominated qualifying to start from the pole and relinquished the lead during a pit stop. He then picked his way back through the 33-driver field on the virtual road course in Austin, Texas, and regained the lead with four laps remaining when Felix Rosenqvist spun.His victory snapped a three-race iRacing winning streak for Team Penske that included consecutive victories by Simon Pagenaud (see-MOHN’ PA’-zheh-noh).VIRUS OUTBREAK-SPORTSEarnhardt race car up for auction to fund virus relief workUNDATED (AP) — NASCAR team owner Richard Childress is auctioning off one of racing legend Dale Earnhardt’s cars to raise money for coronavirus relief efforts. They agreed to acquire seven-time Pro Bowl left tackle Trent Williams from the Washington Redskins on for a fifth-round pick in this year’s draft and a 2021 third-rounder.The 49ers had a big need at left tackle because their longtime standout left tackle Joe Staley has decided to retire. Staley announced Saturday that a deteriorating neck injury led to his decision to retire after 13 seasons. Staley also missed nine games last season with injuries to his leg and finger.The 31-year-old Williams must pass a physical for the trade to be finalized. He sat out the entire 2019 season because of a dispute with Washington’s front office. The Redskins did not trade him before the Oct. 29 deadline and Williams renewed his request for a trade this offseason. In November, Williams revealed he had cancer and said that situation led him to distrust the Redskins’ medical staff and organization as a whole.The deal reunites Williams with 49ers coach Kyle Shanahan, who was the offensive coordinator in Washington when Williams was drafted fourth overall in 2010.The 49ers later sent Matt Breida, who was their starting running back for part of their NFC title season, to Miami for a fifth-rounder. They used the pick to select West Virginia tackle Colton McKivitz. INDYCAR-VIRTUAL RACINGF1 driver Lando Norris wins in IndyCar iRacing debutUNDATED (AP) — Formula One driver Lando Norris embarrassed the field in his IndyCar iRacing debut by dominating Saturday’s race at virtual Circuit of the Americas in Texas.Norris was poised to begin his second F1 season with McLaren in March when a team member tested positive for the new coronavirus at the season-opening Australian Grand Prix and the series immediately suspended competition.The 20-year-old British driver is a skilled iRacer and competed in the virtual event for Arrow McLaren SP, an IndyCar team that McLaren partnered with for this season to enter the American series. San Francisco then traded wideout Marquise Goodwin to Philadelphia for a swap of sixth-round spots.NFL-DRAFTNFL draft wrapping upUNDATED (AP) — The NFL draft entered its third and final day with Cincinnati selecting an Appalachian State linebacker. Akeem Davis-Gaither was the Sun Belt’s defensive player of the year and a standout at the Senior Bowl, a game the Bengals coaching staff worked.The Redskins dealt their unhappy veteran tackle Trent Williams to San Francisco on Saturday morning, then chose LSU tackle Saahdiq Charles. April 25, 2020 The Charlotte Observer reports that this is the first time Childress has sold or given away an original Earnhardt car from his personal collection. A news release from Richard Children Racing officials doesn’t specify which of Earnhardt’s trademark No. 3 race cars is up for auction. Childress tweeted Friday that parting with one of his cars is “a small sacrifice” for him to make.Earnhardt died in a crash during the last lap of the Daytona 500 in 2001.In other developments related to the pandemic:— Boxing was set to resume in Nicaragua on Saturday with a televised eight-fight card in front of a live audience in Managua. The threat of the coronavirus was dismissed by promoter Rosendo Álvarez, a former two-time world champion. The government says there have been only 11 confirmed cases of the coronavirus and three deaths, though outside health officials are deeply skeptical. The country’s baseball and soccer leagues are still playing, too.— Poland’s premier soccer league plans to restart on May 29 after the government decided on Saturday to ease restrictions imposed to fight the coronavirus pandemic. The decision makes Poland one of the first countries in Europe to set a date to resume a league that was suspended on March 13. The agreement was worked out by the league, the Polish Football Association, and government. The restart will take place in stages, with the first stage — players going into self-isolation — already underway. After that, players will begin training under strict medical supervision. Associated Press center_img Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditNFL-TRADES49ers make a series of tradesUNDATED (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers made a flurry of trades on Saturday, the final day of the NFL draft. The first quarterback chosen on Day 3 was Washington’s Jacob Eason, who went to Indianapolis. The Colts already have Philip Rivers, who signed as a free agent, and incumbent Jacoby Brissett. But both have contracts only through this year. Eason transferred to Washington after losing out to Jake Fromm at Georgia. Fromm was claimed by Buffalo with the 167th overall pick.The New York Jets took Florida International QB James Morgan with the 125th pick.COLLEGE BASKETBALL-NEWSWake Forest fires coach Danny Manning after losing stretchUNDATED (AP) — Wake Forest fired coach Danny Manning on Saturday after losing seasons in five of his six years and only one NCAA Tournament appearance. Update on the latest sports The decision came more than six weeks after the Demon Deacons lost to Pittsburgh in the opening game of the Atlantic Coast Conference Tournament, capping a third straight losing season.Manning, a former No. 1 overall NBA draft pick, went 78-111 in Winston-Salem with a 30-80 mark in ACC regular-season games. Those league struggles included a 6-49 mark in league road games and 1-6 in the ACC Tournament.Manning had said after the Pitt loss on March 10 that he “absolutely” expected to return next season.In other college basketball news:— Gonzaga sophomore Joel Ayayi declared for the NBA draft on Saturday but will not hire an agent. The 6-foot-5 guard from France said his top option remains returning for his junior season. Ayayi averaged 10.6 points and 6.3 rebounds last season and was voted the most outstanding player of the West Coast Conference Tournament. He is the second Gonzaga player to declare for the draft without hiring an agent, joining Corey Kispert. — The British government is stepping up its planning with sports bodies about the resumption of events once the coronavirus national lockdown is eased. Government medical officials are involved in the talks about the logistics and health procedures required to allow sports competitions to restart. The Premier League last played a game on March 9 and has plans to try to restart from June 8. The national lockdown is currently in place until May 7. Cricket authorities have already said their sport won’t resume until July, but horse racing is currently only suspended until June.— A top-flight Dutch soccer team is preparing for legal action to fight the Royal Netherlands Football Association’s decision to cancel the remainder of the league season FC Utrecht likely will not be alone in challenging the decision, which also allocated places in next season’s European competitions based on the standings when play was halted. The Netherlands was the first top-tier European league to cancel the remainder of the season. Neighboring Belgium could also end its season at a meeting Monday.— English Premier League team Chelsea says it will not impose a pay cut on its first-team squad and instead will ask players to continue their support for charities during the coronavirus pandemic. Chelsea also said it will not be furloughing any full-time staff, and casual workers and match day employees are being compensated by the club through to June 30. The Blues have been in negotiations with their players about a salary reduction, reportedly around 10%, in an effort to save money during the current crisis. That is lower than the Premier League’s suggestion of 30% for all clubs but Chelsea has now decided to take a different approach.— Aston Villa players will take a 25% pay cut to help the English Premier League club during the coronavirus outbreak. The club chief executive Christian Purslow says, “First-team players, first-team coaches and senior management have all agreed to defer 25% of their salaries for four months to assist the club during this period of uncertainty.” He added a further review will then take place.— The South Pacific island of Vanuatu (vah-noo-AH’-too) was likely the only venue in the world hosting a competitive sports final Saturday, and it was streamed live. Officials set up four cameras and commentary for the online stream on the Vanuatu Cricket Association’s Facebook site. Association chief executive Shane Deitz said there were 350,000 views of a men’s 10-over exhibition match followed by the women’s Twenty20 final won by the Mele Bulls, who went undefeated in the four-team competition.,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

Former Trojans participate in NBA Combine

first_imgPorter seemed to understand the speculation surrounding his character at the Combine and pointedly attempted to ease those concerns. “I have a lot of growth left,” Porter said to reporters when asked about expectations surrounding his maturity in the NBA. “I feel like everything that happened, and all the things I’ve been through in my life, I’ve been growing as a person. I’ve been improving all my life … I’ve got to show my character and everything so [teams] can trust me. As a player and off the court.” “A lot of people say I’m one of the most talented players in the draft, but they have a lot of problems with my character,” Porter said. “Before everything that happened, I was considered a top-five [pick]. I feel like I’m still a top-five [pick].” “[Porter] is really talented,” ESPN NBA Draft expert Mike Schmitz said. “I think he’s one of the more talented scorers in the draft, if you’re looking at sheer talent.” Porter had a chance to show off his top-tier scoring potential at the Draft Combine over the weekend. He reportedly met with at least 15 different NBA teams during the event.   After last week’s NBA Draft Lottery, in which the New Orleans Pelicans improbably came away with the first overall pick, teams are turning their attention toward whom — not where — they’ll be picking. However, Porter’s scoring ability is not the focus of the buzz surrounding his draft stock and potential landing spots, however. After being scrutinized throughout his year at USC for his immaturity and for a midseason suspension due to “conduct issues,” teams will try to assess Porter’s character before taking a chance on the promising shooting guard. “For him, it’s about the interview process, answering why he had such an uneven season at USC, why he got suspended, why he wasn’t able to show much consistency,” Schmitz said. “That’s what teams want to figure out about him, because some days he looks like a top-five pick, and some days he looks like a guy that you don’t want to invest your draft pick in.” Porter isn’t the only Trojan who has garnered the teams’ attention ahead of the draft. Bennie Boatwright, a 6-foot-10 guard who played for the Trojans from 2015 to 2019, is also hoping to hear his name called by NBA Commissioner Adam Silver. USC has two players with a reasonable chance of being selected in the NBA Draft June 20. Despite concerns over Porter’s conduct, he remains one of the better players in the draft. ESPN lists Porter as the 14th best player available. Boatwright led USC in both 3-point percentage (42.9%) and points per game (18.2) in his final collegiate season. One-and-done guard Kevin Porter Jr., who is leaving USC after his freshman year, is predicted to fall somewhere in the middle of the first round, with the potential to become a lottery pick in the first round’s top 14. Porter, for one, seems not to have lost any confidence, even after a rocky season as a Trojan. The NBA Draft Combine, which took place Wednesday through Sunday night, served as a platform for draft prospects to showcase their talent to teams across the league — whether to establish themselves as a top pick or to convince teams to take a chance on them at the back end of the draft.   “Any time you have size and shooting, I think you’re going to get looks,” Schmitz said. “He strikes me as a guy who will probably earn a two-way contract, play a lot in the G-League [the NBA’s minor league organization] and then go from there.” Porter and Boatwright are likely to be selected at very different stages in the draft and will embark on different paths to the NBA. For now, however, the two former Trojans can only try to impress teams as much as possible before draft night in hopes of earning their spot at the sport’s highest level.last_img read more

Chelsea looking to re-establish seven point lead

first_imgBut, standing in their way are neighbours Manchester City, a side they’ve not beaten in their last five meetings. City are struggling for form at the moment, but manager Manuel Pellegrini rejects any talk of a crisis. Kick-off at Old Trafford is at 4pm. They face a tricky West London derby away to a QPR side scrapping for their survival. Kick-off at Loftus Road is at 1.30pm.Manchester United are chasing a sixth Premier League win in a row this afternoon. last_img

Tipp look to bounce back in camogie league

first_imgTipp coach Aaron Whelehan is looking forward to the game against Offaly for a number of reasons.Throw-in next Sunday is at 2 o’clock at the Ragg Photo © Tipp FM The Tipperary senior Camogie team take on Offaly this weekend looking to get their National League campaign back on track.They aim to bounce back from a disappointing last gasp defeat to Wexford in the opening game of the campaign.This will be Offaly’s first game of the League.last_img