Area Boys Basketball Scores (1-25)

first_imgArea Boys Basketball ScoresFriday  (1-25)Batesville  56     North Decatur  51Oldenburg  43     Jac-Cen-Del  31Columbus East  81     East Central  57South Ripley  48     Lawrenceburg  45Hauser  79     South Decatur  57Rushville  70     South Dearborn  60Mt. Vernon  47     Connersville  45Rising Sun  54     Shawe Memorial  32New Washington  72     Switz. County  57SW-Hanover  89     Clarksville  62SW-Shelby  63     Waldron  41Morristown  66     Edinburgh  53Scottsburg  88     Jennings County  61Silver Creek  75     Madison  62last_img

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Dempsey grabs hat-trick as U.S. hammer Honduras 6-0

first_img(REUTERS)-Clint Dempsey scored a hat-trick as the United States hammered Honduras 6-0 in California on Friday to get their 2018 World Cup qualifying campaign back on track.The United States, who replaced coach Juergen Klinsmann with Bruce Arena in November after losing their last two qualifiers, opened the scoring through Sebastian Lletget after five minutes when he was on hand to tap home after Christian Pulisic’s shot squirmed past the goalkeeper.Honduras came back into the game but the home side doubled their lead after 27 minutes when U.S. captain Michael Bradley was afforded time and space to fire home a low drive from 25 yards out.Dempsey marked his return to the team after a year out with a heart complaint by making it 3-0 five minutes later when he volleyed home a deft pass from Pulisic, who made it 4-0 seconds after half-time when he shot into the bottom corner.Pulisic turned provider again three minutes later with a perfectly weighted pass that Dempsey steered round the keeper before firing into the empty net.Dempsey got his hat-trick and his side’s sixth goal in the 54th minute when he curled a spectacular free kick into the far corner of the net from 25 yards out.The result takes the United States onto three points, equal with Trinidad and Tobago and Honduras, and off the bottom of the group on goal difference.Mexico lead the table with seven points, one ahead of Costa Rica and three more than Panama.The top three teams in the group qualify automatically for Russia while the fourth-placed side goes into a playoff with a team from the Asian conference.last_img read more

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Heisler: Our NBA favorites are hoping for a happier New Year

first_imgJames – Who me?Davis – Who, me?Rich Paul, agent for James and Davis – Who, us?Silver – We see that Anthony bought a house there last July. Does that mean he has made up his mind about re-signing with the Lakers?Davis – Absolutely not. That $7.5 million, 16,000-square-foot mansion I bought in Westlake Village with a guest house, home theater, infinity pool, outdoor kitchen and indoor basketball court is just somewhere to do my laundry.Clippers star Kawhi Leonard – Hey, not everyone from around here wants to play for the Lakers. The Clippers were a better fit since they only expect me to play occasionally.Silver – I need to ask you about that. When you sat out our national TV game with a knee injury, what was wrong with it?Clippers coach Doc Rivers – Nothing. That was just load management.Silver – Ka-ching! That’ll be $50,000! We accept credit cards, personal checks or cash.Steve Ballmer – That’s tip money. I’m the guy with the $50 billion fortune who paid $2 billion for the Clippers … and made it up in my Microsoft stock in two years.Jeanie Buss – That’s good because you’ll need it after you move to Inglewood in 2024 and everyone forgets you’re in town.Ballmer – You mean the way everyone forgot you were here the last decade?Paul George, Clippers star – What’s so special about the Lakers? I’m from around here and I turned them down, too.James – We know. We got A.D., instead, so we’re cool with it.Clippers consultant Jerry West – Who says this isn’t fun? I was enjoying having Magic around so we could turn them upside down and shake them like a piggy bank, like when they gave us Ivica Zubac for Mike Muscala, whom they then cut.Silver – A commish’s work is never done. I have a bunch of complaints about tanking, including some teams you’d never have expected.Warriors players Steph Curry, Klay Thompson and Draymond Green – Who, us?Silver – Bingo!Grizzlies, Knicks, Hawks, Pelicans, Cavaliers and Wizards (all together) – Who us?Silver – Not to worry. Everyone knows you lames don’t have a choice.Nets guard Kyrie Irving – I know I’ve only played 11 games after running out on LeBron in Cleveland and wrecking two seasons in Boston. … Wait ’til next year, again.Knicks owner James Dolan – My dad told me there would be days like this when he gave me Madison Square Garden. So what if the Nets got Kyrie and Kevin Durant, who wouldn’t even sit down with us? This is still the Mecca of basketball. We have “the world’s most famous arena.” What more can our fans ask?Knicks fans (all together) – SELL THE TEAM!Dolan – Oh, and I probably shouldn’t have poured $140 million into the Forum before Inglewood officials partnered with Ballmer on a new arena to be built solely with private funds that would spur employment and affordable housing. … Unfortunately, I admitted in a deposition that I didn’t read my contract with the city and it doesn’t say what I keep claiming that it does. … And, oh, right, it’s true that I got so desperate, I asked Jeanie to move the Lakers back to the Forum for some of our Knicks-style retro chic.Phil Jackson, former Knicks president – Lie down with idiots, wake up with $30 million in severance pay.Silver – At least, people have stopped asking me about China. The Chinese actually asked me to fire Houston GM Daryl Morey for tweeting support for protestors, but I think he learned his lesson.Morey and the rest of NBA staffers and players (all together) – China? Never heard of it. Magic – I still can’t forgive Rob for stabbing me in the back. … Sorry, I’ve got to go. I’ve got ESPN, Yahoo, Fox Sports, ABC, NBC, CBS, HBO, The Disney Channel and Ken Burns on the line, asking me to tell them about it again.Former New Orleans Pelicans GM Dell Demps – What are you complaining about? One minute Anthony Davis is talking about all the stuff that we can do together. The next, he’s a Laker and I’m unemployed.Lakers forward LeBron James – Yeah, I heard about that.Demps – I know you did, up close and personal the way I heard it.Silver – We’ve had a lot of complaints about tampering. Were you guys discussing joining up on the Lakers with A.D. under contract to the Pelicans? Happy New Year from the usual suspects, who have mostly learned their lessons.NBA commissioner Adam Silver – What a season! James Harden averaging the most points since Wilt Chamberlain! Everyone learning to spell “Giannis Antetokounmpo!” The Lakers and Clippers as marquee rivals!Former Lakers president Magic Johnson – Not everyone had such a bang-up time. I’ll never take another front office job. They’re no fun.Lakers owner Jeanie Buss, GM Rob Pelinka and the rest of the front office (all together) – You promise?center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

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Yankees sign coveted ace Gerrit Cole to record $324M deal, reports say

first_imgCole, the 2019 Cy Young runner-up, just turned 29 and will presumably spend the remainder of his career (or close to it) in pinstripes. He is the biggest name starting pitcher acquisition for the Yankees since they signed CC Sabathia more than a decade ago, and a signal of intent from a team to this point unable to get over the hump with its current core. The Yankees have splurged on the top free agent available this offseason: Gerrit Cole.New York on Tuesday night agreed to a nine-year, $324 million deal with the ace right-hander, as first reported by Jon Heyman and later confirmed by others. Ken Rosenthal reported there a player option after the fifth year of Cole’s contract. MORE: Astros could move Carlos CorreaThe Angels were thought to be one of the main bidders for Cole and will now need to turn their attention elsewhere. Similarly coveted Stephen Strasburg re-signed with the Nationals earlier this week, further depleting the top-end pitching market. The Dodgers are also reportedly on the hunt for rotation help.Cole carries a 3.22 career ERA and has gotten better in his late-20s, striking out more than 12 batters per nine innings over his past two campaigns.last_img read more

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