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Eddie Dale Hopper, 82, of Vevay

first_imgEddie Dale Hopper, 82, of Vevay, IN, passed away on Sunday, September 16, 2019, at Norton Hospital, Louisville, KY. Eddie was born on February 8, 1937, in Patriot, IN, a son of the late Kathleen (Chapman) and Cecil Hopper. Eddie attended school at the Allensville Grade School until the 8th grade. He later went on to obtain a degree in welding and worked for Granite City Steel Company in Granite City, IL. Throughout his working career, he was also employed by Adam’s Lumberyard in Fairview, IN and most recently,  he operated his own lawnmower repair business. Eddie was a member of the Handyman Club of America and the North American Hunting Club. He enjoyed gardening, mushroom hunting, and was an avid racecar fan and attended the Indy 500 with his brother Dean.Eddie is survived by daughter Paula Smith of New Lisbon, IN, son Troy (Crystal) Whitham of Salem, OH, brothers Cecil Hopper Jr. of Cincinnati, OH and Michael Hopper of Bright, IN, sister Barbara Hopper of Columbus, OH, 5 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, and 3 great-great-grandchildren.In addition to his parents, Eddie is preceded by grandparents Clarence and Pearl Hopper and Alfred and Artie Chapman, brother Dean Hopper, stillborn sister Julie, and an unnamed stillborn sibling.Funeral services will be 3 PM, Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Markland Funeral Home in Rising Sun, IN. Visitation will be from 2-3 PM Sunday, September 22, 2019, at Markland Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the family or the American Heart Association. Cards are available at the funeral home. marklandfuneralhome.comlast_img read more

Eight new cases reported locally on Tuesday

first_imgStatewide — The Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) has reported that 721 additional Hoosiers have been diagnosed with COVID-19 on Tuesday. A total of 94,891 Indiana residents have tested positive for the coronavirus. To date, 1,083,765 individual tests have been reported to ISDH at an 8.8% positive rate and 16 new deaths were reported for a total of 3,093 Hoosier deaths.Dearborn County has a total of 575 cases and 28 deaths reported (up 1 new case), Decatur County has a total of 404 positive cases and 35 deaths (up 5 new cases), Franklin County has 276 positive cases and 25 deaths (up 2 new cases), and Ripley County has 245 positive cases and 8 deaths (no change). Locally, this is an increase of 8 new positive cases.last_img

Man U complete £40m Van de Beek deal

first_imgRelatedPosts Ighalo: My best moment as ‘Red Devil’ EPL: Crystal Palace stun sloppy Man U EPL: Red Devils attack Palace Manchester United have finally completed some transfer business this summer with the capture of Donny van de Beek.The 23-year-old has joined in a £40 million transfer from Dutch giants Ajax. Van de Beek has signed a five-year contract, with an option to extend for a further year, believed to be worth around £107,000-a-week before bonuses.He becomes Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s first signing of the summer and could now form part of an exciting midfield trio alongside Paul Pogba and Bruno Fernandes.After completing his move, Van de Beek said: “I cannot begin to explain how incredible an opportunity it is to join a club with such an amazing history.“I would like to thank everyone at Ajax. I grew up there and I will always have a special bond with the club.“I am now ready to take the next step in my career and perform at the highest level and there is no higher standard than Manchester United. “Everyone has told me how amazing the Old Trafford atmosphere is and I am looking forward to experiencing that, once it is safe for the fans to return.“This team has some of the best midfielders in the world and I know that I can learn from them and also bring my own strengths to the group.“Having spoken to the manager about his vision for this team, the direction that the club is going in is hugely exciting and I cannot wait to be a part of that.”Solskjaer added: “Donny has all of the technical attributes needed to perform in this team and has the personality required to succeed at Manchester United.“His ability to see space, time his movements and read the game will really complement the qualities that we have in midfield and his arrival really strengthens the depth of talent we have in that position. “Donny’s performances in the Eredivisie and in Europe have been excellent over the last few years and we are all looking forward to working with him.”Tags: Ajax AmsterdamDonny van de BeekManchester UnitedOle Gunnar Solskjaerlast_img read more

Badgers open season against Saint

first_imgAJ MACLEAN/Herald photo With less than one week of full-team practice under its belt, the Wisconsin men’s hockey team begins regular season play this weekend with a series against St. Lawrence. The Badgers are poised to make a run at the Western Collegiate Hockey Association title and perhaps even a national title, but there is a long season ahead, and it starts against the Saints Friday night.The Saints, coming off a 17-19-2 record last season, are predicted to finish fourth by league coaches in the ECAC Hockey League this year.One of the quirks of NCAA practice rules is that the Badgers have had just six days to practice as a full team. They had been conducting four-man practices and spent the entire off-season training for this season, but coaches could not participate over the summer and could not conduct practices with the entire team until last Saturday.”As a team we’ve been practicing for a while now without the coach, but it is kind of a weird situation,” junior forward Robbie Earl said. “I’ve been through it the past two years, so I’m used to it.”Wisconsin will get its first look at goalie Brian Elliott since he took over the No. 1 spot in net. The junior, who played in nine games last season spelling All-American Bernd Bruckler, is anxious to prove his worth.The Badgers may also look for some help in net from freshman Shane Connelly, as Elliott is still trying to get back to 100 percent after injuring his foot a few weeks back.”Well, I believe that he’ll play this weekend. I just don’t know if it’ll be two games or one game,” head coach Mike Eaves said. “It’ll depend on his health. I think we’ve done a pretty intelligent job of getting him back in the mix. I mean, his foot is healed. It was just a matter of not giving him too much.”Connelly has a quite a bit of experience coming from the United States Hockey League, but is still adapting to a new style of playing the position.”He’s going through a bit of a metamorphosis right now being under Coach [Bill] Howard,” Eaves said. “I think his eyes are probably the widest open of anybody on our team because Coach Howard is actually taking him back two steps to help him go five steps forward.”The Saints will also have a new top goalie in net this season. Kevin Ackley, a graduate student at the school, took a medical redshirt last season due to a knee injury, but has plenty of experience between the pipes.Another big question will be on the Badgers’ offensive end. Wisconsin showed it had a plethora of scorers last season, but the scoring production fizzled down the stretch, leaving many scratching their heads.But the young team has another year of experience and returns almost all of its scoring from last season. It will be counting on another great season from the standout duo of Earl and Joe Pavelski, who combined for 89 points in 82 games a year ago.Additionally, Badger fans will get their first look at freshman forward Jack Skille, the seventh overall pick of the NHL Early Entry Draft last season.”After working out this summer, I feel like I’m even stronger on my feet now, and I feel like I’m even more ready for this season,” Skille said.But Eaves pointed to another player who he thinks is set to have a breakout season — sophomore Matt Ford.”Everybody has grown … but I see [Ford] out here and he’s looking like a different young man,” Eaves said. “He’s trimmer, he’s fitter, he’s come out here with a great purpose. I think he represents the epitome of what we’re talking about in terms of growth. He represents what I hope everybody has in taking a big step toward becoming a better player.”The Saints will look to senior T.J. Trevelyan, who posted 25 goals and 45 points last season and has accumulated more than 100 points in his career.The Badgers have faired well against St. Lawrence over the years, winning 10 of the 12 games between the schools and tying once, with the last meeting coming in 2000. They will be looking for their third-straight season-opening victory under Eaves.Most importantly this weekend, Wisconsin will get its first chance to see how the summer preparation has paid off.last_img read more

Syracuse’s secondary wide receivers lead the way in 31-17 win over VT

first_img Published on October 15, 2016 at 11:12 pm Contact Tomer: tdlanger@syr.edu | @tomer_langer Facebook Twitter Google+ Through five games, Syracuse’s dynamic passing attack has largely been shouldered by the nation’s leading receiver, Amba Etta-Tawo, who had a knack for converting on big plays. But on Saturday, it was the rest of the receiving core carrying the load.The Orange’s first two touchdowns of the game were scored by the inside receivers, Ervin Philips and Brisly Estime, and each one went for over 50 yards. The Orange was burning the second-best passing defense in the country with its secondary options.“We have so many people that can make the plays,” wide receiver Steve Ishmael said.For the first time all season, Etta-Tawo finished with the fewest receiving yards among Syracuse’s (3-4, 1-2) starting four. But it didn’t matter in a game in which Philips, Estime and Ishmael combined for 351 yards in an eventual 31-17 victory over No. 17 Virginia Tech (4-2, 2-1) on Saturday in the Carrier Dome.MORE COVERAGE:AdvertisementThis is placeholder textSyracuse’s defense shuts down Virginia Tech in 31-17 victoryDe’Jon Wilson has best game in Syracuse career against the HokiesWhat we learned from the Orange’s first win over a ranked opponent since 2012center_img For a majority of the season, when SU has run two receivers on each side — Etta-Tawo and Philips on one side with Ishmael and Estime on the other. But to start the game, Estime was playing more on Etta-Tawo’s side of the ball.It paid off in a major way for each receiver. Seven of Estime’s eight catches, and 127 of his 139 yards came in the first half.“Bris fit into this offense perfect, he’s so fast,” Ishmael. “It’s just so exciting seeing him catch it, just seeing him at his full speed, just seeing how he leaves players.”When the second half started, Syracuse reverted back to its usual formation of playing Philips inside next to Etta-Tawo. Philips had eight of his 11 catches in the frame.Etta-Tawo still racked up five catches for 54 yards, and Dungey still took a couple of deep shots to him that they just didn’t connect on.Jessica Sheldon | Photo EditorBut there have been moments this season where Etta-Tawo was the Orange’s only source of a consistent offense. When SU had a 99-yard touchdown drive late in the game against Connecticut, it was Etta-Tawo who made the big play. In SU’s go-ahead drive on Saturday, Philips caught five balls.In the spread offense, different receivers should have big days and get a majority of the targets. When its top option was taken away, SU’s other receivers stepped up.“We always got confidence that we can beat whoever’s in front of us,” Philips said. “We just try to attack the defense as much as possible and try and use our speed to our advantage.” Commentslast_img read more

Elijah Hughes’ shot blocking part of ‘momentum plays’ he adds to Syracuse

first_imgSyracuse’s senior point guard Frank Howard remembered Hughes showing off an innate shot-blocking ability last season in practice while the East Carolina-transfer was unable to play. In 2016-17, Hughes finished fifth at ECU in total blocks despite missing eight games due to injury. But Howard wasn’t sure if the rim protection against his teammates would translate into games. After all, Howard said, it was only practice.But midway through the season, Hughes’ blocking has shown. Against Miami, Hughes got a piece of Johnson’s jump shot early in the first half. Then, with about a minute until halftime, UM’s 5-foot-7 Chris Lykes sliced through the lane and attempted a scoop shot. Hughes, positioned near the left block, clobbered the ball away from the basket and into the courtside seats on the far side of the court.Hughes’ second block resembled a number of his denials this season: An opponent gets inside or past SU’s center, and Hughes slides inside from his wing spot to block a shot from the side or behind. Howard added that Hughes’ shot-blocking ability can be an added deterrent for guards to head into the lane.“He’s a jumpy guy, always anticipating,” Brissett said earlier this season. “He’s really smart, on the defensive end and the offensive end.”The “craziest” block Howard’s seen out of Hughes was his third and final against the Hurricanes. Hughes went up with Johnson on his dunk attempt and “swatted that,” Howard said.Anna Henderson | Digital Design EditorHughes’ other multi-block game this season came against Arkansas State on Dec. 22. First, he rotated to the paint after ASU’s point guard drove and sent away 6-foot-8 Salif Boudie’s dunk attempt. Then he did it again, another dunk attempt from Boudie stifled.Howard referenced Hughes’ ability to generate “momentum plays.” Hughes hits 3s, dunks on people and blocks shots. Because of those plays, Hughes has most frequently set the Carrier Dome crowd into frenzies.So when Hughes is defending a break 1-on-1, out in front of Howard, the senior knows he doesn’t need to get in Hughes’ path. He knows Hughes will be the one to make the play.“I might try to slow up a little bit because if I see him running, I know he’s gonna get that,” Howard said. “You’re just trying to find the ball after.” Elijah Hughes thought he was going to get dunked on. Midway through Syracuse’s game against Miami on Jan. 24, Hurricanes’ guard Zach Johnson — who had transferred from Florida Gulf Coast’s “Dunk City”— prepared for a 1-on-1 fast break against Hughes.But Hughes jumped alongside him anyways, meeting Johnson at the rim as he cocked the ball back in his right arm. Hughes’ right hand overpowered Johnson’s and pushed the ball away. There would be no poster: Only a rejection.“I’m thinking so fast, I don’t really know (if I got it),” Hughes said. “… (I’m) just going off instinct trying to get it.”Of the top-32 players in the ACC in block percentage, only one is shorter than the 6-foot-6 Hughes, per Kenpom.com. The redshirt sophomore blocks 2.7 percent of each field goal attempt opponents take while he’s on the floor. Hughes ranks third on Syracuse (14-6, 5-2 Atlantic Coast) in blocks (12) behind Paschal Chukwu and Oshae Brissett, and he picked up a career-high three against Miami. In the nine games Hughes has blocked a shot, the Orange have won all but one.Hughes always aligns in one of the two wing positions along the backline of SU head coach Jim Boeheim’s 2-3 zone. He’s shorter than either of his usual opposite wings, 6-foot-8 Brissett and 6-foot-10 Marek Dolezaj. But Hughes more than makes up for a slight height disadvantage with his athleticism and anticipation.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text“He’s got a good spring, and when he gets a running start on people, he can go get it,” Boeheim said after SU’s win over Miami. Published on January 29, 2019 at 11:23 pm Contact Billy: wmheyen@syr.edu | @Wheyen3 Comments Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Move to Israel cost me my spot in the national team – Derek Boateng

first_imgFormer Black Stars midfielder Derek Boateng says his transfer to the Israeli league in 2006 resulted in him losing his place in the Black StarsThe 37-year-old after the 2006 World Cup joined Beitar Jerusalem in Israel from AIK, a Swedish top-flight club.According to Boateng, the transfer meant that the national team moved on from him, leading to a sequence of events that culminated in him also missing the African Cup of Nations in 2008.In an interview with Joy FM, he disclosed that after 2006 World Cup the team expected him to move to a bigger European side but instead he joined Beitar Jerusalem, which led to him being frozen out.“After the World Cup, I was expecting that the players who represented the country have to report back to the team but it didn’t happen. I think we destroy our tournament squad a little too early and we need to try and maintain the same squad for some time so there will be cohesion in the squad.I saw that after the tournament, I moved to Israel but people were expecting me to move to any of the top leagues in Europe. And that was the era where most of our players were playing in the top-flight leagues. But I think moving to Israel was the reason why the coach dropped me because I don’t see why he should drop me”.Background of Derek BoatengThe former Black Stars midfielder made over 40 appearances for the national team and scored just a goal.He has played for several clubs including Panathinaikos in Greece and Getafe in Spain among other clubs.last_img read more

As Klay Thompson thrives for Golden State ahead of free agency, his father is a vocal, yet hands-off supporter

first_img Chris Paul, Russell Westbrook and other NBA stars pay tribute to Kobe Bryant For Lakers’ LeBron James, Jacob Blake’s shooting is bigger issue than a big Game 4 victory But that’s all the advice Mychal has for anyone on the Warriors. He trusts Klay to make the right decision this summer, and in all likelihood that won’t involve the Lakers. Mychal thinks the Lakers will be back in the postseason anyway, which could put his two allegiances on a crash course.Ever a diplomat, Mychal doesn’t really buy into the conflict.“If the Warriors have to lose, I hope it’s the Lakers: I could live with that,” he quipped. “I always cheer for him to do well. As long as he plays well I’m happy.” Video: What LeBron James said about Jacob Blake … ‘Black people in America are scared’ When Klay comes down to Orange County to visit family, he’s the consummate SoCal outdoorsman: He golfs, not quite with the polish of Steph Curry’s overall game, but boasting 330-yard drives that Mychal called “intimidating.” He also likes to drop shots on the tennis court, catch rays at the beach or roll down the street on a skateboard (nothing too risky, Mychal clarified).But over the years, Mychal has also seen how Klay has taken to the Bay Area, where he lives with his older brother Mychel and his bulldog Rocco. Mychal will stay with him in his house up in the hills south of Berkeley for a few days at a time to soak in the company. He can see that Klay likes living there, likes playing with his Golden State teammates, likes spreading the floor with Curry.Mychal finds no suspense in Klay’s free agency this summer. He’s already suggested that his son move to the other side of the bay to better access the Chase Center, the Warriors’ new arena which will open next season. Mychal’s own allegiance to the Lakers doesn’t really enter the equation. Even on nights like when Klay scored 44 points against the Lakers in three quarters in January, Mychal doesn’t dream about him lighting up Staples Center for the home team.That doesn’t mean he doesn’t get bugged around his neighborhood, where strangers approach him in the grocery store or at the coffee shop and ask if Klay is coming back to Los Angeles to team up with LeBron James and lead the franchise back into the postseason.“I can’t go anywhere,” Mychal said. “Ultimately it’s a compliment: Lakers fans want him to play here. But I don’t think that way. I think the Lakers are gonna be fine. I don’t see Klay coming out here as a savior.”Mychal has never been shy about having high bars for his kids, including Mychel who played professionally in the G League and Trayce, who plays pro baseball. It’s common for him to critique, somewhat tongue-in-cheek, Klay’s big games and add that he should have made more shots. He also expects Klay to win at least six championships to his two rings he won with the Lakers, otherwise, “they will have underachieved.”But on many of Klay’s basketball decisions, Mychal prefers to let his son go his own way. He deferred to Klay’s coaches growing up, as he became a razor-sharp shooter at Santa Margarita High (a 6-foot-10 forward, Mychal made just one 3-pointer in his NBA career). When Klay was 18, Mychal saw how committed he was to playing in the then-Pac-10, and when he chose Washington State – a school that had little basketball history to speak of to that point – he supported the decision.Klay does things his way, which not every son of a longtime NBA pro can claim.“He’s been real good about that,” Klay said. “Just always let me choose my own destiny while supporting me. He’s been a great dad.”During Game 2 against the Clippers, Mychal was supporting Klay from his couch: After a season of traveling with the Lakers, he prefers to take a break from the rigors of frequent plane travel. His jangly nerves had subsided in the third quarter when the Warriors had amassed a 31-point lead.Whoops.“I was sitting there stunned,” Mychal said. “I was pretty frustrated after Game 2.”The follow-up effort in Game 3 appeared to soothe him at least for a while. He’s anticipating another championship run, and he knows the Warriors have the talent to do it. His suggestion from afar for Kerr: Play the starters 40 minutes, because “tomorrow you can rest” – it’s the only “back in my day” bit Mychal would share.Related Articles That’s been their dynamic for years, Klay Thompson’s dad likes to be hands-off if possible, supportive and worried, but from a distance. And even though Klay, 29, is scheduled to be a free agent this summer and could be chased by the likes of the Lakers, the very team Mychal does radio color commentary for, he fully expects that he still will be cheering from afar next season, and that his five-time All-Star son will remain with the Golden State Warriors.Make no mistake, Mychal would love for Klay to come home to Southern California – someday after his playing career is over.“He’ll be happy here, he loves the good weather,” Mychal said. “I always tell him when he’s retired, he’ll have another 40 years to spend here. He’s in no rush to get back.”The Warriors, who hold a 2-1 series lead over the Clippers, enjoy their visits to Los Angeles particularly because of their roots. Coach Steve Kerr grew up in the area, and General Manager Bob Myers attended UCLA.Even midway through a playoff series, Klay said, “You can always make time for family.”center_img LOS ANGELES — It’s not that Mychal Thompson doesn’t have a seat. It’s just hard to stay in it.When he’s attending one of his son’s games, the 64-year-old tends to wander up into the concourse, by the concessions. He’s been through this a lot: Klay Thompson has played in 105 playoff games now, one more than Mychal ever played in, and he’s got one more championship ring, too.Still, something about the experience frays at Mychal’s nerves.“I give him his space,” he said. “Let him focus in. I don’t like to sit still.” On Mamba Night, the Lakers make short work of Blazers to take 3-1 series lead Portland star Damian Lillard (knee) to miss Game 5 vs. Lakers Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

LeBron James injury update: Lakers star (groin) will be back Thursday vs. Clippers

first_img NBA trade rumors: Anthony Davis speculation ‘weighing heavily’ on some Lakers’ young players LeBron James is back.The Lakers star forward will play against the Clippers on Thursday, Los Angeles announced. Anthony Davis trade rumor roundup: Pelicans taking calls, just not from Lakers; Lonzo Ball looks East James is averaging 27.3 points, 8.3 rebounds and 7.1 assists in 34.6 minutes per game this season.The Lakers have fallen to 26-25 in his absence and sit in ninth place in the Western Conference standings.center_img James has missed 17 games after straining his groin on Christmas Day against the Warriors. Los Angeles went 6-11 in his absence. He’s back. pic.twitter.com/MSYQXaoEBT— Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) February 1, 2019Originally, James had been ruled out for the matchup, according to multiple reports.He was upgraded to “doubtful” about three hours before game time. Related Newslast_img read more

Vinent Tan Will Take Over FK Sarajevo

first_imgThe Steering Committee and Director of FK Sarajevo have successfully completed negotiations with Malaysian billionaire Vincent Tan, according to klix.ba.The successful realization of the project of the new Statute of FK Sarajevo is expected soon, as well as the formation of the new Board of Directors from Koševo, in which Tan will have full control.Many think that this is a historical day for FK Sarajevo, which would mean getting out of the gloomy situation in which most B&H clubs find themselves, and a step that would bring the team in first place, as well as a wider role in the European scene.Members of the current Board of Directors and Director of the Club Dino Selimović have met all the conditions that Tan set before them, and Tan will pay the agreed funds. A budget for this and next season will soon be formed.In the agreement between the Board of Directors FK Sarajevo and Vincent Tan, it states that no one can change the name, emblem and color of FK Sarajevo.(Source: klix.ba)last_img read more