first_imgDale Allen Gindling, age 63 of Batesville, IN passed away Thursday, April 6, 2017 at The Waters of Batesville. Born April 1, 1954 to Robert & Ann (Pfluger) Gindling, in Batesville, IN but raised in Brookville, IN.The 1973 graduate of Brookville High School was an auto body technician and rebuilt old cars. He married Jane Brockman on June 9, 1979 at St. Mark Lutheran Church. He was a member of St. Thomas Lutheran Church in Brookville.Not only did Dale enjoy working on cars, especially GTO’s, but also enjoyed going to car shows. He won several trophies for his cars. He liked watching western shows and sitting out by the fire. In fact, he just enjoyed being outdoors. He liked his Doberman’s and was a handyman. He could fix just about anything he put his mind to.Dale is survived by his wife Jane Gindling, his sister Debbie Chalk (Mike) of Brookville, IN and many nieces, nephews, great nieces & great nephews.Visitation will be Sunday, April 9, 2017 from 12 noon until time of memorial services at 2pm at Meyers Funeral Home, Batesville, IN.Dale’s wishes were to be cremated. Memorials are suggested to the family for medical expenses.Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.comlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Napoli Coach: Osimhen young lad with old brain Neymar, four others sent off as Marseille grab rare win at PSG Osimhen, Napoli bow to COVID-19 Victor Osimhen has been voted Lille’s Player of the Month for September, following his impressive performance for the Ligue 1 giants.The Nigerian international’s terrific form for the French Ligue 1 side had caught the eye following his arrival from Belgian club, Sporting Charleroi in the summer.Osimhen was presented with the award at the Stade Pierre Mauroy on Sunday.The former Wolfsburg striker saved the hosts from their first home defeat of the season, grabbing the equaliser 11 minutes from time.Lille lost two of its key stars from last season, Nicolas Pepe and Rafael Leao to Arsenal and AC Milan respectively, but Osimhen had proven to a capable replacement for the duo.The 20-year-old had scored seven goals in nine league appearances for Les Dogues.He scored his first Champions League goal for Lille in the 2-1 home defeat to Chelsea in midweek.Tags: Ligue 1Victor Osimhenlast_img read more

first_imgRelatedPosts Lampard: I still have confidence in Tomori Bayern Munich fans undergo Super Cup coronavirus tests Vidal lands in Milan to complete move from Barca to Inter Serge Gnabry returned to London with another haunting display in the capital, as his two goals helped Bayern Munich to beat Chelsea 3-0 in the Champions League. Having netted four times against Tottenham in North London during the group stages, Gnabry made it six goals on English soil this term with two quick-fire second half goals, before Robert Lewandowski finished the Blues off in the first leg of the last 16 clash. Bayern dominated possession and had the best chances in the first half, with Thomas Muller hitting the bar with an unorthodox header after he found space in between the Chelsea defence, while Lewandowski and Mason Mount both had other opportunities. Chelsea, however, were undone by three minutes of brilliance from Gnabry and Lewandowski early in the second half. A slip inside his own half from Cesar Azpilicueta allowed Gnabry to send it wide to Lewandowski, who then pulled it back for the German to rifle home after 51 minutes. Shortly after, a swift counter-attack saw another one-two between the pair and Gnabry was again on target, finishing coolly past Caballero. The Bayern flow did not let up, but Chelsea did get their chances, with Mount unable to control a shot from the left edge of the area after a mistake. It got worse for the hosts when Lewandowski tapped home from a matter of yards out after Alphonso Davies’ electric pace caught Chelsea off guard, before Marcos Alonso was sent off for Frank Lampard’s side after a VAR referral.Tags: Bayern MunichCesar AzpilicuetaChelseaFrank LampardRobert LewandowskiSerge Gnabrylast_img read more

first_imgChelsea have confirmed that Nemanja Matic has returned to Stamford Bridge from Benfica, with the Serbia international signing a five-and-a-half-year deal. The midfielder first came to prominence during his time at MSK Kosice and was signed by then-Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti as a promising youngster. Although his career did not take off, Matic impressed during his time at Benfica and played in the Portuguese side’s 2-1 defeat to Chelsea in the Europa League final last season. Benfica claim to have received a fee of 25million euros (£20.75million) for the player, who is now ready to grasp his second chance at Stamford Bridge. “I am very happy for this opportunity to be back at this club,” he told chelseafc.com “I feel very good because of that and just want to say I will give my best to help the team and make the Chelsea fans happy.” Blues’ manager Jose Mourinho welcomed the signing and believes the player, capped nine times by Serbia, has developed since he was last at the club. “I am very pleased that Nemanja is returning to Chelsea,” said Mourinho. “He has grown as a player in Portugal and has become a fantastic all-round midfielder. I am sure he will become a very important member of the squad and help us to achieve our ambitions.” Press Associationcenter_img The 25-year-old originally departed Chelsea as part of the deal which saw David Luiz move to west London from Benfica three years ago but is now back with the Blues. Matic struggled to make an impact during his first spell at the club, spending a season on loan at Dutch side Vitesse Arnhem before heading to Portugal. last_img read more

first_imgBRAZIL moved into their first Copa America final since 2007 with a 2-0 win over Argentina in Belo Horizonte on Tuesday night.Gabriel Jesus starred for Tite’s men, scoring the opener before setting up Roberto Firmino’s sealer in the semi-final at the Estadio Mineirao.Led by Lionel Messi, Argentina had their chances, hitting the woodwork twice through the star forward and Sergio Aguero.But their chances were dashed by Firmino’s 71st-minute goal as eight-time champions Brazil reached the decider.In what was a frantic start, Leandro Paredes went close for Argentina, his powerful effort from range going just over.Jesus had looked bright early and he opened the scoring for Brazil in the 19th minute.Dani Alves did brilliantly to release Firmino down the right side of the area, the forward crossing for Jesus to convert from close range.As Brazil appeared content to sit back after their opener, Argentina went close to an equaliser on the half-hour mark.Messi’s well-weighted set-piece from a central area was met by Aguero, whose header bounced back off the crossbar.Philippe Coutinho had a great chance to double Brazil’s lead in the 56th minute, the attacker blazing over after being set up following a wonderful turn by Jesus.And, just a minute later, Argentina hit the woodwork again; Messi’s volley from the left side of the area bouncing off the post after a blocked Lautaro Martinez shot fell to the star.Argentina continued to dominate as they looked for an equaliser, Messi’s 20-yard free-kick comfortably saved by Alisson in the 66th minute.Instead, Brazil struck on the counterattack to double their lead thanks to some excellent work from Jesus.Jesus led a break with a brilliant run from inside his own half before composing himself to square for Firmino to tap in and make it 2-0.That was the decisive blow as Brazil, who had already sat back after their opener, held firm to progress to the final.What does it mean? Belo Horizonte ghosts have been brushed aside.At the scene of their 7-1 mauling at the hands of Germany in the 2014 World Cup semi-finals, Brazil found a way – and got some luck. Argentina hit the woodwork twice, but Brazil did enough to reach their first Copa America final since 2007.Brazil continue Argentina dominance thanks to JesusBrazil have never lost a competitive game at home to Argentina and that record was maintained, thanks largely to Jesus. The Manchester City forward was exceptional throughout, scoring once and assisting the other while causing constant problems.MESSI’S WAIT GOES ONNow 32, Messi’s wait for a first senior title with Argentina continues. The star struggled to find top form at the Copa America, although he looked threatening against Brazil.Brazil will face either Chile or Peru in the final on Sunday, while Argentina meet the loser of that clash in the third-place playoff a day earlier.last_img read more

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ Published on July 16, 2015 at 7:04 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati The NCAA has added a 90-second possession clock to women’s lacrosse, it announced in a release on Thursday. The rule won’t go into effect until the 2017 season, however, as the NCAA cited potential financial implications for programs.Maryland held the ball for the last six minutes against Syracuse in last season’s NCAA semifinal, and Orange head coach Gary Gait has been vocal about wanting a shot clock. The rule was initially proposed on June 4 by the NCAA Women’s Lacrosse Rules Committee and was approved by the NCAA Playing Rules Oversight Panel with the goal of improving pace of play and preventing the abuse of clock management.The clock will reset only if a shot is deflected by the goalkeeper or hits the pipe of the goal. The rule requires that two visible clocks be placed on each end of the field or one clock be placed at the scorer’s table.The addition of the shot clock accompanied several other rule changes to begin in 2016, including more extensive stick checks and stick checks after each goal. Referees check pocket depth on sticks and will be checking other aspects before games. Overtime will also be decided in a sudden-death format, and teams will switch ends every three minutes. Comments AdvertisementThis is placeholder textlast_img read more

first_imgIt finished 27-26 to Munster in their Pool 1 clash at the AJ Bell Stadium.Dave Kilcoyne crossed for the opening try of the game, after an early Danny Cipriani penalty, which Ian Keatley converted, handing Munster a 7-3 lead. But Sale responded with tries from Magnus Lund and Johnny Leota, while Cipriani kicked two conversions and three penalties, to put the home side in control, of the game. Munster then came back with tries from Andrew Conway & Conor Murray- both converted by Ian Keatley.Another penalty from Cirpriani put Sale 26-21 in front.However, Keatley had the last word- he kicked a penalty, followed by a late drop goal, to hand Anthony Foley’s men all four points.last_img read more

first_imgThey ranked 14th in fielding percentage, which is one of those dinosaur stats that goes into the shredder today. Going into Tuesday night’s game with Oakland, they were first in fielding percentage, with only 42 errors.• Photos: Dodgers lose 2-0 at home to OaklandMore to the point, the Dodgers have given up 23 unearned runs, as have the Cardinals. Only Arizona and San Francisco have allowed fewer in the NL.Fielding percentage has been a suspect stat because it only measures what you do with a ball when you field it. Players with little range take less risk and therefore should have a better percentage.But with today’s defensive shifting, the Dodgers are using a truly staggering amount of data to put their fielders where the ball should find them. Theoretically, it should make fielding percentage newly relevant. mark.whicker@langnews.com @MWhicker03LANG on TwitterAs Andrew Friedman, Fahran Zaidi and the rest of the Geek Squad get ready to move the queen into checkmate position, Dodgers fans should remember one thing.They had one job going into the winter. They did it.Their fresh eyes identified what was somehow difficult to see from up close. In the key positions, the Dodgers couldn’t catch a tuna in a swimming pool. “The defensive stat I look at is fielding percentage,” said Tim Wallach, the third-base coach and de facto defensive coordinator.That said, the new Dodgers are getting to balls that were misbegotten in 2014.“I knew Howie Kendrick was a good second baseman,” Wallach said. “But when he was with the Angels we only saw him six times a year in the regular season. I didn’t know he was this good. We had Dee Gordon last year and considering it was his first year playing second base in the major leagues, he did a pretty darn good job. “Jimmy Rollins has completely solidified us at shortstop. Last year we had Hanley Ramirez, who was a real good hitter but struggled (defensively).”Nicely put. Ramirez signed with the Red Sox, was moved to left field, and is struggling there, too.“In center field we knew Joc Pederson was outstanding, or at least that’s what we heard from the minor league people,” Wallach said. The Dodgers had Matt Kemp, Yasiel Puig and Andre Ether in center last year. They left rubble that Pederson has cleaned up.Yasmani Grandal then became the catcher, with A.J. Ellis backing up.“That’s the down-the-middle defense that everyone always talks about,” coach Davey Lopes said.The Dodgers’ improvement is also evident in the world of advanced metrics. They were minus-19 in Defensive Runs Saved last year, 29th in baseball, and they are at minus-1 now, ranking 15th, according to Fangraphs.But then Pederson is at zero in Defensive Runs Saved, according to Fangraphs. That’s 15th among MLB center fielders. Wallach would argue that he has been better than that.In 2014, Mike Trout was minus-3 in DRS. The Angels still thought he was OK.Just as you can decimal-point a player’s performance to death, you can also overload him when it comes to defensive positioning.Wallach believes in shifts. “We have the resources to put guys in better spots,” he said. “Once we put them there, it’s not a matter of making the great plays but making the routine plays, the ones that should be outs.“But as far as breaking it down, you name it. We’ve got numbers on how they do on one strike, two strikes, against left-handers, against pitchers that are under 93 mph. But some nights, that pitcher might not be throwing 93 and we have to adjust. I put sheets that tells the guys the information if they want it, maybe talk to them about what we’re planning.”Then there’s the danger of putting a third baseman in the shortstop hole, putting a shortstop in short center or a second baseman in short right. They have been throwing from the same angles forever. Now those angles change.Wallach said the Dodgers worked on “odd plays” in spring training, but admits the club might have lost some double play opportunities with their creative spacing.“It depends on our pitchers, too,” he said. “Zack Greinke and Clayton Kershaw have pretty set ideas. They want to know where guys are going to be, because if they’re on, they can hit their spots and get the hitter to put the ball in those places.”The crucial defensive player, of course, is the one on the mound, the one that never shifts. With Giant footsteps behind them, Friedman & Co. have a few days to find one, but in the small sample of identifying flaws and getting them fixed, they’re 1 for 1.Three facts:1. Joc Pederson has three extra-base hits since the All-Star break.2. Yasiel Puig has grounded into one double play in 217 plate appearances this season.3. The Dodgers are averaging 1.24 home runs per game, the first time they’ve been over one per game since 2004.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

first_imgWatch ChangeUp, a new MLB live whip-around show on DAZNOr maybe that’s all the more reason to take Scherzer — get the best pitcher at possibly reduced ownership. There are no shortage of good options, and on nights like this, the main thing is to avoid the obvious landmines. Based on the stats and prices, Corey Kluber (@ Astros) and Chris Archer (@ Dodgers) are the two biggest worries. Of course, if everyone fades them and you take a chance and it pays off — they are good pitchers capable of dominating any matchup, after all — you’ll really be ahead of the game in tournaments. This might be a night to try multiple strategies with multiple lineups.The games in danger of seeing showers at some point are Marlins-Phillies, Brewers-Mets, Padres-Nationals, and Rays-Red Sox. Check the Fantasy Alarm Weather Center closer to lineup lock for that latest news. Picking your pitchers on FanDuel and DraftKings won’t be easy tonight. We have a 15-game main MLB DFS slate, a host of aces, and several more solid pitchers with favorable matchups on the mound. Oh, and several potential weather worries on the East Coast. What more do you want?Our SP rankings today aren’t factoring in DFS prices. Sure, it’s easy to say Max Scherzer (vs. Padres) is the best pitcher, but as the highest-priced guy on both FanDuel and DraftKings, are you prepared to devote that much of your budget for him? You can pay almost $6K less for Max Fried (vs. Rockies) on FD and $4,400 less on DK. Given his hot start and favorable matchup, it’s easy to argue he’s much better value and likelier to have higher ownership. Similarly, Charlie Morton (@ Red Sox) has high strikeout potential and is in a good spot at palatable prices — why not take the savings and build around him? Even FD’s No. 2 pitcher and DK’s No. 3, James Paxton (@ Giants), offers you between $800 and $1,300 of savings from Scherzer, and Paxton’s matchup is even better on paper. MORE: Friday’s DraftKings lineup | Friday’s MLB DFS picksToday’s Starting Pitcher Rankings: Friday, April 26(O) = Opener(LR) = Long reliever RankPitcherTeamOpponentOpp. wRC+ vs. LHP (rank)Opp. wRC+ vs. RHP (rank)FDDK1Max ScherzerNationalsvs. PadresN/A78 (T-24th)$12,300$10,4002James PaxtonYankees@ Giants67 (27th)N/A$11,000$9,6003Charlie MortonRays@ Red SoxN/A87 (21st)$8,800$8,5004Jacob deGromMetsvs. BrewersN/A99 (18th)$10,800$10,0005Madison BumgarnerGiantsvs. Yankees84 (T-16th)N/A$9,000$8,7006Max FriedBravesvs. Rockies54 (30th)N/A$8,600$8,0007Miles MikolasCardinalsvs. RedsN/A62 (30th)$7,400$7,4008Carlos RodonWhite Soxvs. Tigers72 (24th)N/A$9,400$8,1009Hyun-Jin RyuDodgersvs. Pirates57 (29th)N/A$9,500$8,20010Corey KluberIndians@ AstrosN/A121 (3rd)$9,600$8,90011Robbie RayD-backsvs. Cubs102 (T-11th)N/A$8,400$9,10012Kyle HendricksCubs@ D-backsN/A102 (T-12th)$8,200$7,50013Marcus StromanBlue Jaysvs. A’sN/A97 (19th)$8,000$7,60014Tyler SkaggsAngels@ Royals74 (23rd)N/A$7,300$7,70015Collin McHughAstrosvs. IndiansN/A65 (28th)$9,300$8,30016Chris ArcherPirates@ DodgersN/A126th (1st)$8,900$8,80017Jerad EickhoffPhilliesvs. MarlinsN/A70 (27th)$7,800$7,90018Danny DuffyRoyalsvs. Angels75 (T-21st)N/A$7,100$6,50019Daniel NorrisTigers@ White Sox86 (15th)N/A$6,800$6,90020Mike FiersA’s@ Blue JaysN/A84 (22nd)$6,600$7,70021Chase AndersonBrewers@ MetsN/A101 (T-15th)$6,000$6,70022Martin PerezTwinsvs. Orioles84 (T-16th)N/A$7,000$6,80023Antonio SenzatelaRockies@ BravesN/A102 (T -12th)$6,700$5,70024Jose UrenaMarlins@ PhilliesN/A102 (T-12th)$6,900$5,90025Matt StrahmPadres@ Nationals132 (5th)N/A$6,500$8,60026Anthony DeSclafaniReds@ CardinalsN/A124 (2nd)$6,400$7,10027Shelby MillerRangers@ MarinersN/A120 (4th)$5,500$5,00028Alex CobbOrioles@ TwinsN/A118 (T-5th)$5,800$5,20029Josh SmithRed Soxvs. RaysN/A118 (T-5th)N/A$4,00030Justus Sheffield (LR)Marinersvs. Rangers75 (T-21st)N/AN/A$4,00031Yusei Kikuchi (O)Marinersvs. Rangers75 (T-21st)N/A$7,400N/AwRC+ is defined by Fangraphs as “[measuring] how a player’s wRC compares with league average after controlling for park effects. League average for position players is 100, and every point above 100 is a percentage point above league average. For example, a 125 wRC+ means a player created 25% more runs than a league average hitter would have in the same number of plate appearances. Similarly, every point below 100 is a percentage point below league average, so a 80 wRC+ means a player created 20% fewer runs than league average.” For more on the stat, click here.last_img read more