Peaceful demonstration takes place in Brookville

first_imgBrookville, IN —Several residents held a small, peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Brookville at the Courthouse earlier today. Organizers held signs supporting the Black Lives Matter movement as people drove by the area.According to the Observer, the organizer, who is the daughter of a police officer, said, “I know there are people in Franklin County and other rural communities that support the Black Lives Matter movement, but are hesitant to admit it. I just want them to know they are not alone.” One woman holding a sign said, “I’m here to give my voice to the Black Lives Matter issue.”People drove by and honked in support as well as some drove by and shouted their opinion against the demonstration.last_img read more

Man City, Chelsea Charged over Player Behaviour

first_imgThe charge follows the mass fracas in the 95th minute of the game at Etihad Stadium, which Chelsea won 3-1.City had forward Sergio Aguero and midfielder Fernandinho sent off, but Chelsea midfielder Cesc Fabregas will not face any further action.City manager Pep Guardiola apologised for his team’s part in the incident.Meanwhile, Aguero’s four-match suspension has been confirmed by the Football Association following his dismissal in City’s loss to Chelsea.City striker Aguero was shown a red card for a dangerous two-footed foul on Chelsea defender David Luiz, which led to a bust-up between players and coaches from both teams in the final moments of Saturday’s Premier League clash at Eastlands.The Argentina international, who has scored 16 goals this season, will now miss league fixtures against Leicester, Watford, Arsenal and Hull.Aguero has already missed three games through suspension this term for elbowing West Ham’s Winston Reid and his latest absence is a major blow to City’s title challenge.Fernandinho was also sent off for shoving Cesc Fabregas during the incident, with City’s Brazilian midfielder banned for three matches, as indicated on the disciplinary pages of the FA website yesterday.Chelsea won the game 3-1 to move three points clear at the top, but both clubs have been charged by the FA with failing to control their players following the feisty finale.City and Chelsea have until 1800 GMT on December 8 to respond to the charge.Fabregas has avoided censure for apparently striking Fernandinho during the bench-clearing row, prompting the Brazil international’s furious reaction.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram Aguero’s four-match ban confirmedManchester City and Chelsea have been charged by the Football Association for failing to control their players during the Premier League game on Saturday.last_img read more

Schmidt delighted with peformance of debutants

first_imgDespite 15 changes from that win over the All Blacks they eased to a comfortable eight-try 52-21 victory at the Aviva Stadium.Tiernan O’Halloran claimed a brace of tries, Keith Earls, Luke Marshall, Ultan Dillane, Kieran Marmion and James Tracy went over while they were also awarded a penalty try.There were eight debuts and coach Joe Schmidt was delighted with their performace. Meanwhile, The Irish women’s team begin their November Series this afternoon.They host England at the UCD Bowl at 2 o’clock.last_img read more

ACC predictions 2019: Conference picks, Heisman hopefuls, biggest games and more

first_imgClemson enters the 2019 college football season looking to win its fifth consecutive ACC championship. The Tigers are on an unprecedented run that includes four straight College Football Playoff appearances and two national titles in four years, and Dabo Swinney has more than enough talent onhand to do it again.Clemson is the team to beat in the Atlantic Division. Virginia is an early favorite to be the seventh different team in seven seasons to win the ACC Coastal. Who else could get in the mix? Sporting News’ predictions for the ACC in 2019:MORE: Ranking ACC coaches for 2019 seasonACC Atlantic Division predictions 1. Clemson2. Syracuse3. Florida State4. N.C. State5. Boston College6. Wake Forest7. LouisvilleClemson’s skill-position talent is off the charts, with SN preseason All-Americans Trevor Lawrence and Travis Etienne leading the way. Justyn Ross and Tee Higgins also return as one of the best receiver tandems in the country. This team could average 50 points per game if everyone stays healthy. The bottom half of the division is tough to sort out knowing Louisville welcomes new coach Scott Satterfield and N.C. State, Boston College and Wake Forest combined for a 1-8 record against ranked teams in 2018.X-factor: Syracuse in SeptemberCan the Orange knock off the Tigers at the Carrier Dome with the ABC primetime spotlight on Sept. 14? An upset there would throw off the entire rhythm of the ACC season and give Syracuse a legit shot at the Atlantic Division crown. The Orange were 6-0 and averaged 48 points per game at home in 2018.Top sleeper: Florida StateFlorida State coach Willie Taggart repeatedly tried to put 2018 in the rearview mirror at the ACC Kickoff. Clemson exposed how wide the gap is in a 59-10 blowout last season. Taggart still has to find a quarterback — James Blackman and Wisconsin transfer Alex Hornibrook will fight for that in fall camp — and new offensive coordinator Kendal Briles must get the most out of Cam Akers while a defense that revolves around Marvin Wilson shows that last year was an anomaly. It’s a lot to ask for, but FSU will be better this year.ACC Coastal Division predictions1. Virginia2. Miami 3. Pitt 4. Virginia Tech 5. North Carolina6. Duke 7. Georgia TechThe Cavaliers are the pick to make that seven-teams-in-seven-years-trend stick, and the biggest reason why is quarterback play. Bryce Perkins is the best all-around quarterback in the division. Virginia still must break a 15-game losing streak to Virginia Tech to unlock that potential. Pitt is the defending champion in the division, and if Kenny Pickett improves under offensive coordinator Mark Whipple the Panthers could defend their title.X-factor: Miami quarterbacksManny Diaz takes over at Miami, and the Hurricanes have enough talent — especially on the defensive side around linebacker Shaquille Quarterman — to win the division. The quarterback, whether that’s N’Kosi Perry or Tate Martell — must be better. Hurricanes quarterbacks combined for 19 touchdowns and 14 interceptions last season. If Miami gets enough out of that position, then they will win the division.Top sleeper: North CarolinaMack Brown is back in the ACC, and the Tar Heels will take their lumps against a tough schedule early. Freshman quarterback Sam Howell will grow into the position, and North Carolina gets Pitt and Virginia in November. If the division race gets wild, the Heels could go from spoiler to contender.MORE: SN preseason top 25, position rankings, All-Americans and moreACC games to watch in 2019Virginia at Pitt (Aug. 31). It’s a battle of the defending Coastal Division champion and the preseason favorite. Putting that in Week 1 increases the urgency for both teams. Pitt won 23-13 at Virginia last season. Perkins had minus-7 yards rushing in that loss.Clemson at Syracuse (Sept. 14). If the Tigers win here — a week after a home showdown against Texas A&M — then a lot of pundits will pencil them in as ACC champions. This is the first big test for new Syracuse quarterback Tommy DeVito.Clemson at N.C. State (Nov. 9). The Tigers also have a road trip against South Carolina in November, but the last two in Raleigh have been shootouts. Clemson has won the last two at N.C. State with an average score of 47-36.ACC Heisman hopefuls Trevor Lawrence, QB, Clemson. Lawrence is an early Heisman favorite after a brilliant performance in the 44-16 victory against Alabama in the national championship game. Lawrence (3,280 yards, 30 touchdowns, four interceptions) averaged 287.2 passing yards with 11 scores and no interceptions in Clemson’s last five games. Will he live up to an almost impossible standard?Travis Etienne, RB, Clemson. Etienne finished seventh in the Heisman voting last season after a season in which he totaled 1,659 yards and 24 rushing touchdowns. Etienne and Lawrence might cancel each other’s votes out by the end of the season.Justyn Ross, WR, Clemson. Now it’s just getting ridiculous. A receiver hasn’t won the Heisman Trophy since Michigan’s Desmond Howard in 1991, but Ross could get some attention knowing he averaged 21.7 yards per catch last season.ACC coach with something to prove: Willie Taggart, Florida StateWe mentioned Florida State as a possible sleeper, but Taggart still is the best answer here knowing there are four new coaches in the ACC and Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente led the Hokies to the ACC championship game in his first season. Taggart at least must get Florida State back to a bowl game to ward off hot-seat talk — warranted or not.ACC stat that matters: Clemson’s margin of victoryThe Tigers are 34-2 in ACC play the last four seasons (including conference championship games) and beat conference opponents by a margin of 35.2 points per game in 2018, a sizable jump from marks in 2017 (16.8), 2016 (18.1) and 2015 (17.8). So yes, the gap between Clemson and everyone else is getting out of control. MORE: Trap games for SN top 25 teamsACC’s biggest question: Does this run hurt the ACC?No. Florida State won a least a share of the ACC championships in nine straight seasons from 1992-2000. The Seminoles also finished in the top five in the AP Poll and won two national championships in that stretch, including a BCS championship game. Clemson has just taken that success to the next level, and the upcoming launch of the ACC Network will only help the program’s exposure. It’s on everybody else to step up and improve their game.ACC champion: ClemsonSwinney talked about starting over at the ACC Kickoff, and there are new pressures on the program after two national championship runs. Clemson, however, simply has too much talent at the skill positions. The defense will blossom under Brent Venables, and even if they slip up once, it’s tough to envision Clemson losing twice in this conference.last_img read more

What channel is Jets vs. Giants on today? Time, TV schedule for 2019 NFL preseason

first_imgThe Giants, meanwhile, dealt Odell Beckham Jr. to the Cleveland Browns and are dealing with more wide receiver issues after Golden Tate was suspended and Sterling Shepard is battling injury issues. This will also be the first chance to see Daniel Jones, who was selected No. 6 overall in the NFL Draft. He is expected to battle Eli Manning for the starting quarterback job. Wondering how to tune in to the contest on Thursday? Below is everything you need to know about how to watch the Jets vs. Giants.MORE: Watch the Jets vs. Giants live with fuboTV (7-day free trial) A battle for New York football supremacy between the Jets and Giants on Thursday will help kick off the first week of the 2019 NFL preseason schedule.Neither team is coming off a very successful 2018 season, and they each went in different directions over the offseason. The Jets made one of the biggest free agent splashes, inking running back Le’Veon Bell, who they hope will form a dynamic tandem with quarterback Sam Darnold. It’s not yet known whether Bell — who held out all of last season — will play Thursday. What channel is Jets vs. Giants on today?TV channel: NFL NetworkLive stream: fuboTVThe game will be broadcast on NFL Network, the first of two preseason contests on the network Thursday night.You can also live stream the game on fuboTV, which offers a 7-day free trial.What time does the Jets vs. Giants game start?Date: Thursday, Aug. 8Start time: 7 p.m. ETLocation: MetLife StadiumThe Jets and Giants will kick off at 10 p.m. ET on Thursday. The game will be played at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey, so it will essentially be a home game for both teams.Jets preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAugust 8at Giants7 p.m. ETAugust 15at Falcons7:30 p.m. ETAugust 24vs. Saints7:30 p.m. ETAugust 29at Eagles7 p.m. ETGiants preseason schedule 2019DateOpponentTimeAugust 8vs. Jets7 p.m. ETAugust 16vs. Bears7:30 p.m. ETAugust 22at Bengals7:00 p.m. ETAugust 29at Patriots7:30 p.m. ETlast_img read more