Bertha M. “Bert” Dilkes, 92

first_imgBertha M. “Bert” Dilkes, 92, Greensburg, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, April 22, 2020 at the Morning Breeze Health Campus in Greensburg due to complications from a stroke. Born January 8, 1928 in Millhousen, Indiana, she was the daughter of Francis M. and Theresia M. (Hardebeck) Hessler. Bert was an animal lover. She was married to Billy Jim Dilkes on January 11, 1947 and he preceded her in death on November 20, 2016. She is survived by one son, Billy Jim Dilkes, Jr.; two daughters, Jo Ann (John) Marlow and Cathy (Victor) Dimes. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband; one sister, Marjorie Hessler. There will be no services. Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg has been entrusted with the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Our Hospice of South Central Indiana or to the Decatur County Animal Shelter.  Online condolences can be made to the family at www.popfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

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ONE TOO MANY: Costly mistakes by Syracuse waste comeback bid in 42-41 loss

first_img Published on September 1, 2012 at 6:19 pm Contact Ryne: [email protected] Related Stories Syracuse loses to Northwestern 42-41Dominant performance by Nassib still not enough for Syracuse to pull out victoryCohen: In return to field, Sales proves he can be counted on to be consistent weapon for 2012 seasonPostgame press conference: Syracuse vs. Northwestern Facing third-and-15 from the 27-yardline and trailing by six with 58 seconds remaining, Northwestern took a timeout. The Wildcats needed to convert a first down on the next two plays to stay alive against Syracuse.On third down, Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian scrambled from the pocket and veered toward the left sideline to get out of bounds with a nine-yard gain.SU cornerback Keon Lyn met him with a push, drawing a flag from the referees for roughing the passer and giving the Wildcats a first down at the 9-yard line“When you’re trying to run after the ball and you see him do that, it’s more like, ‘Damn, come on man,’” defensive tackle Jay Bromley said. “But then after that, as soon as that ‘come on man,’ you have to say forget about it, you got to come back together as a group, get tight and be like, you know what, we got another down to play.”That next down proved to be the difference as Siemian tossed a touchdown pass to the left corner of the end zone to lift Northwestern over Syracuse 42-41 in a wild season opener at the Carrier Dome in front of 37,830 Saturday. SU scored 28 unanswered points to move ahead by six with under three minutes to play, but ultimately couldn’t overcome the mental mistakes committed throughout the game.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange committed 12 penalties for 72 yards, broke down on two punt returns and allowed Northwestern to return a fumble for a touchdown on a swing pass early in the second half.“I’m not going to say, ‘Hey, we don’t have a lot of things to clean up,’” SU head coach Doug Marrone said. “But there’s a lot of good things out there and that’s what we’re going to focus on.”On Saturday, though, the miscues cost Syracuse a victory.Trailing by eight, the Orange started with possession in the third quarter. A quick pass to Ashton Broyld picked up five yards and running back Jerome Smith converted on third down with an 11-yard run.Nassib went to Smith with a screen to the left on first down, but Smith dropped the pass and the ball bounced on the turf. Smith stopped and looked back to Nassib, thinking the play was dead as an incomplete pass.But Smith was behind the line of scrimmage, and Northwestern linebacker Chi Chi Ariguzo picked up the loose ball and ran 33 yards for a touchdown.“The pass behind the line, that’s something we got to do a better job with,” Marrone said. “That’s a free touchdown. That’s giving someone a free touchdown.”It also gave Northwestern a comfortable 15-point lead.The Orange responded as Ryan Nassib – who finished with 470 yards passing – led the offense back into the red zone on its ensuing possession.But a penalty stalled the drive.On third-and-7 from the 22, left guard Zack Chibane was whistled for a false start, pushing the offense back five yards. An errant pass by Nassib set up a 44-yard field goal attempt for kicker Ross Krautman, who pushed it wide left.“That’s part of the game. There’s penalties both ways, that sort of thing,” SU defensive coordinator Scott Shafer said. “You got to just look at them, correct the ones you can correct and just move forward and get to game two.”Shafer’s unit fell victim to the mental mistakes as well.After the Orange jumped ahead with under three minutes remaining, the SU defense needed one more stop to seal the comeback victory.The entire defense and sideline waved their arms furiously and turned to the crowd, imploring them to get louder. But as the adrenaline and the excitement grew, the Orange jumped offsides and the Northwestern offense began its final drive.Northwestern covered 62 yards to get to the 18-yardline, where linebacker Dan Vaughan shot through the line for a sack that resulted in a nine-yard loss. The Wildcats called timeout and Marrone released some emotion with a first pump as he met his players on the field.The Orange was 58 seconds from victory and confident as Northwestern stared at 3rd-and-15.But the mental mistake by Lyn shifted momentum for a final time. The Orange played out the final 44 seconds and walked off the field defeated despite a remarkable second-half comeback.Said Bromley: “If the referees say it’s a (penalty), you really can’t debate it so you try your best not to put yourself in those predicaments but you have to pull out the game.” Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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When are the College Football Playoff rankings released? Time, channel for CFP selection show after Week 11

first_imgWeek-by-week Playoff rankings:Week 10No. 1 Ohio StateNo. 2 LSUNo. 3 AlabamaNo. 4 Penn StateProjected CFP rankings: Who are the top four teams in college football?1. LSU (9-0)2. Ohio State (9-0)3. Clemson (10-0)4. Georgia (8-1)According to both SN’s Week 12 college football rankings and Week 12 Playoff picture, the top four will be No. 1 LSU, No. 2 Ohio State, No. 3 Clemson and No. 4 Georgia, again with Oregon and Alabama as the first teams out. How different will the second set of College Football Playoff rankings look this week?When the CFP committee unveiled its first set of Playoff rankings for the 2019 season, it featured two top-four teams that went on to lose their next games: No. 3 Alabama, and No. 4 Penn State. Who makes up the top four teams in the next set of rankings will be an entirely different matter — and indicative of what the final Playoff field might look like. There’s still football left to play, but time is running out for teams to make their Playoff case. That makes the second set of Playoff rankings, to be revealed Tuesday night, all the more important.With that, here’s everything you need to know to tune in and watch which teams will be ranked where:MORE: LSU-Alabama rematch is now committee’s biggest remaining debateWhat time are the College Football Playoff rankings released?Date: Tuesday, Nov. 12Start time: 7 p.m. ETThe College Football Playoff will unveil its second set rankings at 7 p.m. ET on Tuesday, Nov. 12. The rankings normally will be released at 7 p.m. ET every Tuesday until the end of the season. The final set will be released at noon on Sunday, Dec. 8.CFP rankings schedule 2019The College Football Playoff rankings will be released on five consecutive Tuesdays from Nov. 5 to Dec. 3. The final rankings will be unveiled Dec. 8, the day after conference championship games are played.Here is a look at the schedule:DateTimeTuesday, Nov. 59-9:30 p.m. ETTuesday, Nov. 127-8 p.m. ETTuesday, Nov. 197-8 p.m. ETTuesday, Nov. 267-8 p.m. ETTuesday, Dec. 37-7:30 p.m. ETSunday, Dec. 8Noon-4 p.m. ETCFP selection show channel, how to watchTV channel: ESPNLive stream: WatchESPNEach and every unveiling of the Playoff rankings will take place on ESPN and can be livestreamed on WatchESPN.The second set of rankings will air at 7 p.m. ET. The “College GameDay” crew of Rece Davis, Kirk Herbstreit, Jesse Palmer and Joey Galloway will reveal the committee’s weekly rankings of the season. CFP committee chairman Rob Mullens will then join the show to discuss the rankings.last_img read more

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Toure hails eclipsing of Man Utd as City exit looms

first_img“We had that chat and you saw a different City in the second half. That’s why we won the game. It was brilliant, awesome.”Toure is set for a huge ovation as he plays his final home game for City against Brighton at the Etihad on Wednesday.The Ivorian has been one of the club’s most influential players since his arrival from Barcelona in 2010 and was a driving force in the Premier League successes of 2012 and 2014.His influence has decreased since and he made only nine appearances, all off the bench, in this season’s title win.“I am very sad about it,” said Toure, who is not planning to retire. “I wanted to be more part of it on the field, not out of the field.“But look in our dressing room and they are all competitors now, with the will to win and to achieve. It’s a great ability, and I love it.”Manager Pep Guardiola has assured Toure of a starting spot on Wednesday and a number of tributes are being planned.Share on: WhatsApp London, United Kingdom | AFP | Yaya Toure ranks deposing bitter rivals Manchester United as one of the greatest achievements during his time at Manchester City as he prepares to leave the Premier League champions.City have won the league three times during the Ivorian’s eight-year stint at the club as well as four domestic cups and have become one of the highest-profile clubs in the game.“When I came to City, we could not compare, they (United) had so many trophies, so many Champions League finals,” said the 34-year-old, who is leaving the Etihad at the end of the season.“But that was the purpose — to come to City, to put United in the shadow, although that would be difficult. The semi-final was a big part of it.”The semi-final referred to was in the FA Cup in 2011, a tense derby against United which Toure settled with the only goal early in the second half. City went on to win the final and end a 35-year wait for a trophy, validating the vast expenditure lavished on the club since Sheikh Mansour’s takeover in 2008.“United were in our way,” said the midfielder. “We had to remove them, they were such a force.“Coming into the game they had such confidence, they thought they were going to beat us. I’ll never forget it, they missed big chances. At half-time we were nearly fighting in the dressing room.“We said ‘go out and play like men — or we go home again and say to (chairman) Khaldoon, ‘thank you, we’ve eaten the money but we move on because this club will never achieve’.last_img read more

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Tebowed

first_imgESPN blogger kstickles569 had this to say; “[The] Steelers defense was a pathetic, absolute joke. They got torched by the worst QB in the league. I’m ashamed to be a Steelers fan right now! They overlooked this team; they thought they could just come out and win without trying! No. 1 defense my [email protected]%, Pathetic! Lebeau needs to retire. The old man is stubborn and unmotivated. No adjustments at all in the game! I’m glad [James] Farrior knows this loss is 100 percent on the defense!”Well Mr. “Stickles,” I almost wholeheartedly agree with you. Almost everyone had a part in the most hideous loss I have seen since covering the Steelers in post season play. What about clock management at the end of regulation? What about Big Ben taking a sack during that same series? What about the pick deep in Steelers territory? There should not have been an overtime period. Steelers Hall-of-Fame defensive coordinator Dick Lebeau made no “real” adjustments in the secondary after their atrocious play in the first half.A sportswriter colleague and friend of mine called me after the game and said; “even though the Steelers Nation is sad, there is a great future with Big Ben and that stable of young wide receivers.” Well as far as I am concerned, the future is now, well it was until the Steelers just decided to “show up” in the “Mile High” city expecting to walk out with a win. I don’t get it. Why wasn’t more emphasis put on rotating the outside linebackers because of the thin air, even experimenting with a 4-3 D-line to put more pressure on Tebow?The Steelers lost to a team that was supposed to be inferior. There are people, fans, and knuckle heads that not only want to attack the incompetent play of the athletes, they feel it is their God given right to do so in this new era of the “Tea Party.” It is OK take potshots at a player, personal attacks indicative of the nasty mood that the country seems to be in. Instead of pointing out a few of the Denver play calls that fooled Steelers linebacker James Harrison, e46mpower was spewing out this acid tongued garbage which had nothing to do with the Steelers loss. “Anyone remember when Harrison left his pitbull at home alone to “babysit” his infant child? People expect this Neanderthal to “understand” rules.” Gstyle24 continued on with the nonsense. “How about when this nut job didn’t want to go visit the President after the Steelers Super Bowl win [Super Bowl XLIII over the Arizona Cardinals] for the reason, “it’s only because we won the Super Bowl.” The Steelers lost a playoff game so now the emperor gives a “thumbs down” in the coliseum.The Steelers had a flawed, imperfect season but through all of the coaching gaffes, the Ben Roethlisberger “drama,” the fumbles and blown assignments, they still almost pulled it off. No one expected Tim Tebow to throw for 318 yards and two touchdowns against the Steelers, the Alabama Crimson Tide, the now defunct Schenley Spartans or Obama Prep Universal Life High School or whatever name they have decided to label this “multi-purpose” Pittsburgh Public Schools learning facility.We cannot forget that the other team gets paid to play too! The folks in this region had better get the snuff and chewing tobacco out of their mouths and realize that “dem dere Stillers” are not going to win every game and if they did it would be boring as hell and why would the other team have a reason to show up? Take a moment, gather yourselves and tip your hat to the team that was better on a specific Sunday. Give props to a young man, (Tebow) that seems to be according to everyone around him not only wearing his religion on his sleeve but practicing a spiritual lifestyle in this world filled with carnage and flesh plying his trade in the violent unforgiving world of pro football. I suspect that maybe, just maybe Jesus might be on the “main line” when Tim Tebow picks up the phone to call. How else can you truly explain some of his victories? I know that I have jumped all over the place in regards to this piece of work but hey it is 1:45 a.m. and I am delirious after my last dose of Prince ‘Theraflu’ which seems to be sitting proudly in the court of “King Vicodin”. Gotta go now, getting……zzzzz.(Aubrey Bruce can be reached at: [email protected] or 412-583-6741. Bruce is also the NFL/AFC North analyst on the “Odd Couple Sports Show” streaming live on Fox Sports radio; WCWA 1230am, Toledo, Ohio, Wednesdays from 11-11:30 a.m.) There was a myth of gargantuan proportions being circulated around the NFL that Denver Bronco’s QB Tim Tebow could not defeat the Pittsburgh Steelers with his arm, wrong. I continue to be at a total loss for words after this highly unlikely victory by this unlikely team and its beleaguered quarterback. Tebow looked more like an All-Pro winning a playoff game against an experienced playoff team that almost no one gave him a chance to win.last_img read more

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Policeman charged for slapping woman

first_imgA Policeman who slapped a woman while in a minibus was on Wednesday fined $10,000 when he appeared before Chief Magistrate Ann McLennan at the Georgetown Magistrates’ Courts.Police Constable Robert Hendricks was charged for slapping the woman on January 26, 2017, while at High Street Georgetown.The court was told that the Constable, who is stationed at Brickdam Police Station, assaulted Shonnette Smith after she objected to him touching her in the minibus.The prosecution informed the court that the Policeman was seated in the conductor’s seat next to the Virtual Complainant (VC) when he placed his hands around the woman and she pushed them away.However, Hendricks placed his hand again around her and Smith brushed them away a second time.The court was further told that the officer became angry and placed his hands around the woman’s waist and told her if she moved his hands again: “I guh put a box in you.”Smith subsequently removed his hands and was dealt several slaps to her face.Failure to pay the fine will result in the cop serving three weeks in prison.last_img read more

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Gallery: World Cup gets Beetle mania

first_imgPhotographs by Natalie Erasmus. Compiled by Mary AlexanderWith eye-catching stretch limousines crafted from old Volkswagen Beetles, group of four football fanatics at an unassuming panel-beating shop in the industrial suburb of Lindo Park, east of Pretoria, have created a mobile show of support for the home team, Bafana Bafana.Auto electrician Wynand Viljoen, mechanic Chris Neuwenhuizen, and panel beaters Tinashe Zivovo and Wellington Mugocha are the enterprising foursome.Read the full storyClick on a thumbnail for a larger image, or right-click on the link below it to download a high-resolution version of the image. • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image • Download high-resolution image MORE GALLERIESlast_img read more

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ESPN’s Jay Williams: Bulls Are Rumored To Want Iowa State’s Fred Hoiberg As Their New Coach

first_imgFred Hoiberg dances in new Infiniti comemrcial.YouTubeOne of the major stories around the sports world currently is the news that Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose needs another knee surgery and is likely to miss the rest of the NBA season. The Bulls are 36-21 and in third place in the NBA’s Eastern Conference, but there are already some rumblings that Rose’s injury coupled with a possible early playoff exit could spell the end of Chicago head coach Tom Thibodeau. ESPN college basketball analyst Jay Williams has heard the Bulls have not only thought about life after Thibodeau, but have also considered who they’d want to replace him. That someone is Iowa State head coach Fred Hoiberg.Rumors circulating that people within the Bulls organization are interested in Fred Hoiberg of Iowa State as their next head coach.— Jay Williams (@RealJayWilliams) February 25, 2015Hoiberg is an Iowa State alumnus and a 10-year NBA veteran. Four of those professional seasons came with the Bulls. Since taking over as the head coach of his alma mater in 2010, Hoiberg is 110-53 overall and 4-2 in the NCAA Tournament.last_img read more

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ESPN Releases Week 11 Power Rankings After Upset-Heavy Saturday

first_imgESPN week 11 power rankings after upset weekend.espn week 11 power rankings lee corso alabama mascot headInstagram/alecmorris_11This past Saturday, both Clemson and Alabama notched huge in-conference victories, taking control of their respective leagues. Appropriately, ESPN now has the Tigers and the Tide ranked 1-2 in its weekly Power Rankings. Ohio State, which beat Minnesota in a lackluster affair, drops a spot to No. 3. Baylor stayed at No. 4 after handling Kansas State Thursday night.Some other big movers? Notre Dame rose five spots to No. 5 after downing Pitt. Oklahoma State, after surprising TCU, is up six spots to No. 6. And Iowa, after a win over Indiana, is now all the way up to No. 7.Here’s the entire list, via ESPN. Do they have it right?1. Clemson2. Alabama3. Ohio State4. Baylor5. Notre Dame6. Oklahoma State7. Iowa8. Stanford9. LSU10. Oklahoma11. Florida12. Utah13. TCU14. Michigan State15. Michigan16. Houston17. Florida State18. North Carolina19. Temple20. UCLA21. Navy22. Northwestern23. Mississippi State24. Wisconsin25. MemphisYou can view last week’s list here.last_img read more

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