Estal D. Whitham, age 79 of Batesville, Indiana, died Sunday, March 5, 2017 at University Hospital in Cincinnati. Born September 19, 1937 in Switzerland County Indiana, he is the son of Iva (Nee: Lakeman) and Herman Whitham. He married Sara Pohlman August 18, 1962 at Lawrenceburg, Indiana.Estal was a Carpenter for Union #2 in Cincinnati, before retiring.He is survived by his wife Sara “Sally” Whitham of Batesville; daughter and son-in-law Lora and Daniel Eckstein of Oldenburg; son and daughter-in-law Douglas and Susan Whitham of Mooresville, Indiana; grandchildren Clay and Annie Eckstein of Oldenburg. He was preceded in death by his parents.Estal’s wishes were to be cremated. There will be no visitation and a private service will be held at the convenience of the family.
Area Girls Softball Sectional ScoresTuesday (5-22)Class 3A-Sectional 29 @ Franklin County.Franklin County 1 Greensburg 0Batesville 1 Lawrenceburg 0Class 2A-Sectional 45 @ MilanMilan 10 South Ripley 0Class 1A-Sectional 60 @ Rising SunHauser 13 Oldenburg Academy 2Class 4A-Sectional 14 @ East CentralShelbyville 9 Columbus East 8
Our Sports ReporterGUWAHATI: 53rd Asian Body Building and Physique Sports Championships will be held at Batam, Indonesia from September 27. Two body builders from Assam will represent India in this competition and they are Subhadeep Baidya and Kashar Ali.The Sentinel (TS): When the organizers of the major soccer competitions in the state are finding it difficult to host their events you are doing it nicely. How you manage it?There is no doubt that hosting a major soccer competition in the state is a very difficult job now. You need huge fund and also good connection with the officials of the soccer world. But you can manage it if you chalk out your plan properly. You also need a good team and we are very fortunate that all of our members take very active role at the time of hosting the event.TS: Fund is really a big problem now a days…. Yes. If you invite three or four good teams and even though they are from India you need atleast Rs 50-60 lakh to host the tournament. Every year collecting such a big fund is really a difficult task. It is because of that we have decided to hold the meet in multiple Venues every year. It serves two purposes- first fund can generate locally and secondly the people at the rural areas also get the opportunities to witness good soccer in their own places.(TS): What kind of support you have received from the corporate sectors and also from the government?Oil India is giving us good support from the very beginning. Time to time we have also received support from the state government also. Our Chief Minister Sarbananda Sonowal is very sports enthusiastic and he is trying his best to bring a change in the sports scenario of the state. We will request him to make a proper plan so that all the organizations, which are patronizing soccer, receive good fund from the state government.(TS): What kind of help Bodousa Sports club provides the local organizers?Look we believe in give and take policy. If you don’t give good support to the local organizers they won’t show interest to host the event. Before the tournament we meet with the officials of the different venues. This time the tournament would be held in 10 venues but honestly speaking we have received request from other places also and it’s very unfortunate that we were not able to give them the opportunity to host the event. During the meeting with the local organizers we make clear what we want from them and also listen what they want from us. Also Read: Assam Body Builders and Fitness Association Team Named For Senior National Body Building ChampionshipAlso Watch: Alleged Molestation Case in Guwahati, CP Deepak Kumar addresses Media
Published on March 14, 2012 at 12:00 pm Contact Michael: email@example.com | @Michael_Cohen13 PITTSBURGH – Three days and 362 miles later, the cruel irony of Fab Melo’s words is on full display.It’s 2:38 p.m. Wednesday. His teammates jog up and down the court at the Consol Energy Center as top-seeded Syracuse prepares for its first game in the NCAA Tournament against No 16 UNC Asheville. Tipoff is a little more than 24 hours away.Melo is not present. His 7-foot frame, ever-present goofy smile and Dikembe Mutombo-like finger wag aren’t scheduled to make an appearance.Due to an eligibility issue, Melo will not play in the NCAA Tournament. The No. 1 seed is without its No. 1 big man, who has likely played his last game in an Orange uniform.Three days earlier, from the Carmelo K. Anthony Basketball Center in Syracuse, Melo unknowingly uttered the newest mantra for this year’s battle-tested SU team.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text‘We have played every style of game,’ Melo said Sunday night. ‘Games that we were behind and games that we blew them out. I think those kinds of games will help us in the tournament.’Playing every style includes playing without Melo, which SU did three times when the sophomore center was ineligible in January due to an academic matter.Now, Syracuse will have to play that type of game again as it attempts to pull itself together and make a run in the NCAA Tournament after yet another off-the-court issue.But this issue, pun fully intended, is a killer. Melo’s absence will doom SU after 31 wins, a Big East title and a run that head coach Jim Boeheim called ‘the best accomplishment, regular-season accomplishment, that I’ve ever been a part of in 36 years.’ Without him, this is an Elite Eight team at best.And with this mistake, Melo cemented his place in Syracuse history as the guy who seemingly cost SU a chance for its second national title.‘I feel bad for him,’ Boeheim said. ‘I feel bad for the rest of the players on the team because you don’t want to lose a teammate in this situation at this time. Yeah, it’s a very difficult thing to go through.’Put simply, Melo let his team down when it mattered most. Though Boeheim and the players denied that, that was the case, it’s clear this situation is wildly different from the last time the Orange lost a starting center before tournament play.When Arinze Onuaku went down with a knee injury in 2010, his teammates cried in the locker room. His career-ending event was a misstep, a freak occurrence that pulled on the heartstrings.When Melo went down, no one shed a tear. The sentiment is different. It’s perhaps a ‘here-we-go-again’ reaction.After all, this is the second session of basketball sans Melo. Round one resulted in a 2-1 stretch that featured SU’s only loss of the regular season. Round two will knock Syracuse out of the postseason.‘With Fab, they’ve already had the experience of missing him,’ former Orange forward Leo Rautins said. ‘It’s not even an emotional question, it’s just a question of how do you compensate for him not being there. I don’t know if they can.’Multiple media outlets have reported that Melo will now almost certainly declare for the NBA Draft. Should that be true, his Syracuse career was rocky at best and tumultuous at worst.Melo came to SU as the fourth-ranked center in his recruiting class, according to Scout.com. He held scholarship offers from Syracuse, Connecticut, Florida, Florida State, Miami, Louisville and Texas.He also came to Central New York at 270 pounds – grossly overweight – and unable to play more than a few minutes at a time. The result was a 2.3 points per game average as a freshman and the label of a ‘bust.’An arrest in May for criminal mischief that resulted from damage done to the turn signal in a female’s car added to the disappointment.Then came the transformation – nearly 40 pounds melted away over the course of a summer. Melo more than tripled his scoring and rebounding averages, and he morphed into a shot-blocking force that took home the Big East’s Defensive Player of the Year award as a sophomore.For a time, Melo was the reason Syracuse entered the national championship picture.‘He’s a kid that’s come, in my opinion, just an unbelievable way in a relatively short period of time,’ Boeheim said.All that way just to torpedo his redemption story and sink SU’s title hopes along with it.Most telling, perhaps, was Southern Mississippi head coach Larry Eustachy’s reaction to the situation. His Golden Eagles are the No. 9 seed in the East Region and could face Syracuse in the third round of this year’s tournament.When asked how the loss of Melo changes Syracuse and the region as a whole, Eustachy said he didn’t know who he was.‘As idiotic as this is going to sound, and I don’t mean this in any way shape or form, but I don’t know who he is. I really don’t.’That’s the reality of what Melo’s legacy has become. A phenomenal sophomore season coupled with a dominating NCAA Tournament performance would have cemented him as one of the all-time great SU big men. If he followed that up with a trip to the NBA or a standout junior season, Eustachy certainly would have known Melo’s name for basketball reasons.Instead, Eustachy became aware of Melo because of his ineligibility. Because he thwarted the Orange’s title hopes.‘It’s an odd time for that to happen,’ Loyola (Md.) head coach Jimmy Patsos said. ‘I think that’s not good for a team.’Left to pick up the pieces were Scoop Jardine and Kris Joseph, fielding a slew of questions about their absent teammate at the podium Wednesday.Jardine, at times seemingly irritated with the persistent inquiries, defended the Orange by saying the team didn’t earn a No. 1 seed by accident. That hard work for the duration of the season gave Syracuse this opportunity in the NCAA Tournament.Hard work and effort. It’s with that mindset that Orange fans can remember Melo – as the guy who didn’t put in the necessary effort off the court to have success on it. As the asterisk next to SU’s early exit.Said West Virginia forward Kevin Jones: ‘I think it is a crushing blow to them.’Michael Cohen is a staff writer for The Daily Orange, where his column appears occasionally. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, or on Twitter at @Michael_Cohen13. Comments Facebook Twitter Google+
There’s the meeting of the top two in La Liga as Atletico Madrid play host to Barcelona in the second-leg of their quarter-final, with Barca holding a 2-1 first-leg advantage.Meanwhile, Bayern Munich travel to Portugal to face Benfica after Bayern registered a 1-0 win at the Allianz Arena last week.Both games kick-off at 7:45.Also tonight, West Ham play host to Man United in their FA Cup sixth round replay with the winners advancing to a Cup semi-final against Everton.Kick-off at Upton Park is at 7pm.There’s also one game tonight in the Premier League as struggling Crystal Palace could move 13 points clear of the relegation zone with a win over Everton at Selhurst Park.Kick-off is at 8 o’clock. Kevin de Bruyne scored City’s goal as they secured a 1-0 win over P-S-G in Manchester to add to their 2-all draw in the first-leg in Paris.Meanwhile, Cristiano Ronaldo scored a hat-trick to help Madrid to over-come a 2-0 first-leg defeat against Wolfsburg.There’s more Champions League action later tonight.
The Tipp boss has decided to keep faith with the side that scored a dramatic victory over the Ulster county at Kingspan Breffni Park last weekend.This is the XV that Liam Kearns will send into battle:1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash2. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan 3. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers4. Ciarán Mc Donald – Aherlow5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule8. Peter Acheson (Capt.) – Moyle Rovers9. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle 11. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty 13. Philip Austin – Borrisokane14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials15. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen Tipp FM’s build-up to live commentary on the big match begins at 3.30 on Sunday afternoon.Our coverage will be brought to you in association with John Kennedy Motors, Clonmel.
FIFA’s Security Committe is reconsidering its decision to allow Egypt to host their World Cup tie against Ghana in Cairo this month after the government of the West African country approached the governing body.Ghana President John Mahama this week asked Blatter to examine the decision carefully in the wake of the growing violence in the north African country ahead of the second-leg of the play-off to the World Cup.Ghana legend Abedi Pele spoke to Blatter this week on behalf of the Ghana President after the country sports minister had also written to FIFA over their decision to approve the match for Cairo.Ghana’s FA request to have the match on 19 November moved to a neutral venue on security grounds was rejected before the country’s sports minister and President waded into the matter to show the country’s grave concern over the security concern.Ghana’s Sports Minister had requested an urgent meeting with Fifa to discuss the issue in the wake of the political and social unrest in Egypt since President Mohamed Morsi was overthrown by the military.President John Mahama also asked Abedi Pele to speak to Mr Blatter to ensure that FIFA looks at its decision again. Fifa now says is looking carefully at the decision to allow Egypt to play their second-leg World Cup tie against Ghana in Cairo.“We should be very careful because they (Ghana) fear something should (might) happen.” Blatter said in his first public comments on the matter.“We are looking at this matter, there have been matches played in Egypt, international club matches, but we must be careful.”The Fifa president Sepp Blatter also revealed that he wants to get rid of World Cup qualifying play-off ties in future.The head of the game’s world governing body says play-offs are a hard way for teams to miss out on the finals. Twenty teams, plus hosts Brazil, have qualified for next year’s tournament via round-robin groups.The remaining 11 places will be decided this month, all in two-legged play-offs.Five matches will be played in Africa, between runners-up from the 10 second-round groups.
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has revealed that he was pursued by former club AC Milan but has decided to remain with French champions Paris Saint Germain.Speaking ahead of Sweden’s Euro 2016 qualifiers against Russia and Austria, Ibrahimovic said Milan, where he spent two seasons and won the Scudetto in 2011, had approached him but he preferred to stay in Paris.”It was concrete from their side and they showed great interest, but I said from the beginning that I am staying at PSG, I’m happy there,” the 33-year-old said.As the clock ticked down to the end of the transfer window this week, Ibrahimovic was linked with several clubs including Premier league Arsenal and Turkey’s Fenerbahce and Galatasaray.”I take it as a compliment that there is still interest in me. It means I’m still performing. I take it as positive,” he said when asked by a Turkish journalist about a possible move, adding that his agent Mino Raiola handled all such queries.”It’s all about when you get a firm offer or a level of interest that is serious. Then you can think about it seriously. It’s not like I call a club and say ‘I’m coming’ – there has to be interest from the other side.” His Sweden team are second in Group G, four points ahead of Russia, who they meet in Moscow on Saturday, and four behind leaders Austria, who they host in Stockholm next Tuesday.A victory on Saturday would go a long way towards helping the Swedes qualify for the finals but Ibrahimovic is not taking anything for granted.”It’ll be a tough game, a hard game. The Russians at home, we’re meeting a good team. They’re the games you want to play,” he said.Ibra, who turns 34 next month, indicated that the end of his career at both club and international level was in sight but he was not prepared to say just yet when he would call it a day.”You’ll know when I stop,” he told a reporter with a smile. “The whole world will know. It will be news.” –Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Ashantigold coach Bashir Hayford believes his team are still in the process of finding their rhythm after several first team departures in the off-season.The league champions lost as many as five players to foreign clubs in the off season with the Miners injecting new faces in their squad.This has led to a generally inconsistent start for the Miners this season. Ashantigold are undefeated in the league after a win and two draws but have lost the Super Cup and knocked out of the CAF Champions League.However, Bashir Hayford believes they will come good with time.“This is the beginning of the league we have played only three matches. We are blending old and new players.”“We have about only fifty per cent of the players we used last season.” “We had to replace them so it will take time for them to gel.”Ashantigold play Hasaacas in matchday four of the Ghana Premier League at Sekondi.–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @JoySportsGH. Our hashtag is #JoySports
Right now, according to the report, the focus for the Kings is to work with the NBA to find the truth regarding the allegations made against Walton by a former host on Spectrum SportsNet LA, Kelli Tennant. Sacramento doesn’t intend to make a decision on Walton’s future with the franchise until the league and Sacramento find out all of the facts around Tennant’s claims.The Kings on Monday released a statement addressing the matter, saying: “We are aware of the report and are gathering additional information. We have no further comment at this time.” Related News Luke Walton still has the Kings’ support, despite the sexual assault allegations the newly-hired coach is facing.According to The Athletic, which cited unidentified sources, the two sides are “moving forward with their working relationship” and there doesn’t appear to be any momentum toward firing Walton, who was hired earlier this month just three days after he parted ways with the Lakers. The Athletic reports that the investigation has been delayed because all parties haven’t been able to access Tennant’s lawsuit, which was first reported by TMZ. Tennant, however, held a press conference Tuesday after a civil lawsuit alleging Walton sexually assaulted her was accepted by the Los Angeles County Superior Court. Tennant claims Walton made unwanted advances toward her in a Santa Monica, California, hotel room in 2014. In the lawsuit, Tennant alleges she met with Walton to drop off her copy of a book and then he invited her up to his room, where he pinned her to the bed and forcibly kissed and groped her, according to ESPN.She also claims he “forced an aggressive hug” and made comments about her outfit at a charity event in 2017.“Luke Walton retained me to defend him against these baseless allegations,” Walton’s attorney, Mark Baute, wrote in a statement to The Athletic. “The accuser is an opportunist, not a victim, and her claim is not credible. We intend to prove this in a courtroom.” Kings confirm Luke Walton is new coach Kings coach Luke Walton sued for alleged sexual assault, report says The Kings told The Athletic on Monday that they were not aware of the accusations until TMZ reported the news and that they will wait for the facts before making a decision on Walton’s future.Baute issued another statement Wednesday afternoon (via the Los Angeles Times) denying Tennant’s claims during the news conference that he described as an attempt “to create a public circus.”“We will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime,” Baute said.Statement from Luke Walton’s attorney Mark Baute. He again denies Kelli Tennant’s claims and says “we will not try this case in the media or pay them a dime.” pic.twitter.com/2ys11tKzVW— Tania Ganguli (@taniaganguli) April 24, 2019