Janice D. “Jan” Fehrman

first_imgJanice D Fehrman, 77, Aurora, Indiana went to be with her Savior on Sunday, May 29, 2016.She was born October 5, 1938 in Cincinnati, Ohio, Daughter of the late William K Downey and the late Ellen Martin Downey.Jan was a lifelong resident of Aurora and she attended the First Baptist Church Aurora. Jan started her real estate career as a secretary for Burress Realty before founding Fehrman Realty with her husband Bob. Jan worked as an owner/broker of Fehrman Realty retiring after over 35 years. She was a caring and devoted wife, mother and grandmother. She was an avid member of the Red Hat Society, Hospice Volunteer, and the Breast Cancer Support Group. Jan was an advocate for Relay for Life and captained a team for many years being one of the first teams for Relay when it came to Dearborn County.She leaves behind her high school sweetheart and husband, Robert Fehrman of Aurora, IN; children, Brett (Jennifer) Fehrman of Aurora, IN, Holly (Scott) Allen of Aurora, IN; siblings, Sue (Larry) Eubank of Orlando, FL, David Downey of Batavia, OH; grandchildren Brooklynn and Grant Allen and Amber Fehrman; Nieces LaRae (Trey) Smith, Lori (Robert) Sullivan, Lynn (Mike) Sicari; Nephews Tommy (Deena) Downey, Billy (Elizabeth) Downey, Johnny Downey.Friends will be received 4:00 – 8:00 PM, Thursday, June 2, 2016 at the Aurora First Baptist Church, 6060 Blair Rd., Aurora, Indiana.Services will be held at the Aurora First Baptist Church, Friday, June 3, 2016 at 11:00 AM, with Pastor Tom Fehrman, Pastor William Secrest and Mark Tanner officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery in Aurora, IN.Contributions may be made to the Relay for Life (Team- Stars for Life) or First Baptist Church Aurora. If unable to attend, please call the office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

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Mighty Axe IMCA Modified wins go to Martini, Kendall

first_imgEric Martini was the $1,000 winner of the opening night feature for Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modifieds at North Central Speedway’s Mighty Axe Nationals. (Photo by James Jones)BRAINERD, Minn. (Aug. 26-27) – Eric Martini’s efforts to win the Mighty Axe Nationals took five years while Billy Kendall needed just seven minutes to race his way to the top step of the Modified podium at North Central Speedway.Martini topped Friday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified headliner at Brainerd and earned $1,000, Kendall’s Saturday checkers were good for $1,200 and their wins landed both drivers on the 2017 Fast Shafts All-Star Invitational ballot.Martini gained the Friday lead on the fifth of 25 laps, passing Erick Thiesse on the bottom and josh Beaulieu on the top. He led to the finish, holding off Don Eischens, Larry Zeller and Kendall in check following numerous restarts in the final laps.“I’ve called this the Elusive Axe for years. I’ve tried to win it for five years but something always happened,” he said. “My son Cameron told me I’d have to hang it up if I didn’t win it this year.”Like Martini on opening night, Kendall drew the third starting spot on Saturday. He needed a bit longer – 15 laps – to get the lead, passing Eischens to win in a feature that ran caution-free and took just seven minutes to complete.“I’ve run the Mighty Axe in a pure stock, a SportMod, a street stock and now a Modified. This was the first time I’ve won it,” said Kendall, who was close to a straightaway ahead of Eischens at the finish. “”Last year I was close with second and third-place finishes. It’s nice to finally get one. There were a lot of good drivers here.”Shawn Fletcher was third and fourth went to Aaron Johnson. Kendall pocketed the additional $200 for having raced both nights.Saturday’s Xtreme Motor Sports IMCA Modified main event at the Mighty Axe ran green to checkered and paid $1,200 to winner Billy Kendall. (Photo by James Jones)Four hundred dollar Karl Chevrolet Northern SportMod feature winners were Ashley Mehrwerth on Friday and her brother Brandon on Saturday.David Siercks was runner-up both nights while third went to Bud Martini on Friday and to Tim Siercks on Saturday.Robert Young Jr. swept the $275 to win IMCA Sunoco Hobby Stock features, ahead of Timothy Gonska and David Dosh on opening night and Tom Anderson and Gonska on night two.Brendon Yamry was also a double winner, picking up $100 Mach-1 Sport Compact victories in front of Terry Blowers and Derek Stanoch both nights.Aug. 26 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Eric Martini; 2. Don Eischens; 3. Larry Zeller; 4. Billy Kendall; 5. Josh Beaulieu; 6. Ryan Canon; 7. Tyler Mecl; 8. Aaron Johnson; 9. Josh Anderson; 10. Lance Schilling; 11. Craig Larson; 12. Erick Thiesse; 13. Clayton Caird; 14. Josh Larsen; 15. Mark Prueser; 16. Tony Yezek; 17. Jerry Esler; 18. Justin Jones; 19. Troy Jordan; 20. Shawn Fletcher.Northern SportMods – 1. Ashley Mehrwerth; 2. David Siercks; 3. Bud Martini; 4. Jacob Hagemann; 5. A.J. Viehauser; 6. Jason Vejtruba; 7. Jacob Jordan; 8. Mitchell Kittridge; 9. Dustin Joel; 10. David Slovick; 11. Erik Gruhlke; 12. Jacob Kierstead; 13. Kayla Schmidt; 14. Brandon Norgard; 15. Brandon Mehrwerth; 16. Tim Smith; 17. Vic Schmidt; 18. Tim Siercks; 19. Mike Brenny; 20. Dru Nelson; 21. Thomas Joel.Hobby Stocks – 1. Robert Young Jr.; 2. Timothy Gonska; 3. David Dosh; 4. Rod Larson Jr.; 5. Chris Seidel; 6. Austin Niemeyer; 7. Shayne Pankratz; 8. Tom Anderson; 9. Joe Gonska; 10. Jared Danberry; 11. Mike Vogt.Sport Compacts – 1. Brendon Yamry; 2. Terry Blowers; 3. Derek Stanoch; 4. Drew Johnson; 5. Trista Pankratz; 6. Austin Goedker; 7. Nicole Blaisdell; 8. Addy Young; 9. Calvin Saldona; 10. Eric Pfundt; 11. Shelly Joel; 12. Dean Blanchard Sr.; 13. Chris Lehnen; 14. Curt Derichs; 15. Devin Dustin-Flannigan.Aug. 27 Feature ResultsModifieds – 1. Kendall; 2. Eischens; 3. Fletcher; 4. Johnson; 5. Canon; 6. Martini; 7. Beaulieu; 8. Anderson; 9. Craig Larson; 10. Schilling; 11. Jones; 12. Esler; 13. Prueser; 14. Yezek; 15. Mecl; 16. Thiesse; 17. Caird; 18. Jordan.Northern SportMods – 1. Brandon Mehrwerth; 2. David Siercks; 3. Tim Siercks; 4. Hagemann; 5. Adam Bohlman; 6. Viehauser; 7. Alan Bohlman; 8. Ashley Mehrwerth; 9. Slovick; 10. Nelson; 11. Norgard; 12. Jordan; 13. Vejtruba; 14. Dustin Joel; 15. Kierstead.Hobby Stocks – 1. Young; 2. Anderson; 3. Timothy Gonska; 4. Dosh; 5. Seidel; 6. Danberry; 7. Niemeyer; 8. Cody Lodermeier; 9. Joe Gonska; 10. Larson; 11. Pankratz.Sport Compacts – 1. Yamry; 2. Blowers; 3. Stanoch; 4. Brittany Smith; 5. Blaisdell; 6. Blanchard; 7. Pankratz; 8. Joel; 9. Dawson Kimble; 10. Derichs; 11. Young; 12. Dustin-Flannigan; 13. Lehnen; 14. Goedker; 15. Markia Smith.last_img read more

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Fireworks expected in Limacol football quarter finals tonight

first_imgTHE remaining eight teams in the 2017 Limacol round-robin knockout football competition will be trimmed this evening when quarter-final action takes place at two separate grounds.At the first venue,in the Mining town of Linden,the home side Milerock will take on Georgetown powerhouse Western Tigers.Already with the taste of victory and their winning streak during the group stages, the ‘backroad’ based side will surely have a spring in their step going into tonight’s game and they are expected to utilize more build-up plays.However,the home advantage for Milerock should not be understated as the team has been known to galvanize when playing in front of vocal supporters, something the mining town is not short of.That and their upbeat tempo of playing should make for an interesting matchup.Western have scored six times in their three group appearances while conceding three goals.On the other hand,Milerock had three for and one against.Game two will feature the physicality of Federal Winners Connection going up a more youthful and engine-like team in Eagles.Federal WC in their last encounter left very little to be imagined with regard to how physical they can get, playing Milerock to a goal-less stalemate and it will be interesting to see how the Eagles manage to overcome this.Over at the other playing venue, Victoria ground, the Guyana Police Force will meet West Coast side Den Amstel.The West Bank side managed to score seven goals in their three games and only conceded one while the boys in blue scored five and conceded three, making for an expected cracker when the whistle blows off.Game two,however,is where the real fire fight lies with the Mahaica Determinators having to do battle against Santos FC.The Mahaica side has scored twice as many goals in the group stages (eight) as their Georgetown opponents but have also conceded five goals to their quarterfinal opposition’s two.The first match begins at 18:30hrs with the second game starting at 20:30hrslast_img read more

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KESRICK WHO?

first_imgKohli destroys West Indies in opening T20I(ESPNCRICINFO) – AN unmistakable sign of greatness shone through as Virat Kohli sealed India’s sixth straight successful chase at home, their second-highest successful one overall.For a large part of the chase, Kohli kept fighting himself, unable to find his touch, but he found a way to turn a start of a nine-ball-three and a run-a-ball 20 in a two-run-a-ball chase into a match-winning 94 off 50. And he didn’t play all that well.Let it sink in. That’s greatness right there.Animated, furious at himself and the opposition, Kohli had a capacity crowd live the chase with him.At one point, he hit a six and mocked Kesrick Williams’ signature celebration wherein he pulls out an imaginary notebook from his pocket and pretends to strike off the batsman’s name.Shimron Hetmyer slog-sweeps powerfully. (BCCI)This was a rare high-scoring T20 match where the side scoring fewer runs in boundaries ended up winning. India managed 120 in boundaries as compared to West Indies’ 134, but West Indies made up for it with the extras they conceded: 21 to India’s four, not counting leg-byes, which are not a sign of ordinary discipline.The last time India won the toss, they chose to bat against South Africa, knowing fully well defending is their weaker suit, especially in dewy conditions.That, though, was with a series lead in hand.In the series opener against West Indies, they stuck to chasing. West Indies knew they had their task cut out.From the moment Evin Lewis got stuck into Washington Sundar in the first over, West Indies were on a mission to get themselves a defendable total. It didn’t matter that Lendl Simmons fell in Deepak Chahar’s first over. Brandon King hit the third ball he faced for four. Nor did Lewis’ wicket for 40 off 17 in the sixth over slow them down. When King fell in the 11th over, Shimron Hetmyer immediately hit Ravindra Jadeja for four.It seemed India may have missed a trick not bowling the legspin of Yuzvendra Chahal the moment Kieron Pollard walked out. It was 107 for 3 after 11 when Chahal could have exploited Pollard’s weakness against leg-spin.Instead Shivam Dube was hit for 13, and Jadeja for 12 in the next. However, by getting the wickets of Hetmyer and Pollard in the 18th over, Chahal may have made sure West Indies don’t make an absolute killing of the final few overs. Jason Holder’s nine-ball-24, though, took them to a total India have never chased successfully before.Dew was going to play a part, but India still needed a quick start to this chase. Back as opener in Shikhar Dhawan’s absence, KL Rahul provided just that. He went after Holder in the second over, and then made sure India didn’t fall streets behind when Kohli struggled for a start upon the early dismissal of Rohit Sharma. Along the way he became the third-fastest to 1000 T20 international runs in terms of innings taken to get there.At the other end, though, Kohli was just not himself. But in being that, he was more himself than he can ever be. At every shank, he kept admonishing himself. Then he tried harder, and shanked harder. West Indies, generous with wides, were smart with their changes of pace.Perhaps a word or three flew too. A border-line no-ball call for height went West Indies’ way. Kohli reacted to everything, especially to the bowlers’ interaction with him. Many a great batsman are known to go in their shell and only respond to chirping once the job is done, but Kohli was thriving on it.All we know is Kohli was not happy, and he was willing himself to concentrate harder. Reading body language is usually fraught with risks, but you could obviously say Kohli on this night was in some other zone. And with every single he took, the asking rate went up.At the halfway mark, India needed to go at 11.9 an over. Hayden Walsh then bowled a lovely over but Kohli got away with an inside edge for four. In the next over, Holder set him up for the slower bouncer, which has brought him success with Kohli before, but this top edge sailed over for six. Then he smacked a full toss for four and fought with the umpires for a no-ball. The man was fighting every inch, hyper aware of everything.In the 13th over, Williams bowled two no-balls, but it was still obvious that Kohli was struggling for timing against him. Amid all this, Rahul drilled Khary Pierre straight to long-off. India still needed 78 off 39, and Kohli had only just begun to find his bearings.India promoted Rishabh Pant, which brought them double dividend. Apart from the right-left combination, it meant the leg-spinner Walsh didn’t bowl anymore. And Pant made sure of that with the first ball he faced, getting down on a knee and smacking Pierre for six. Kohli fed off it, and went after Holder in the next over. Nineteen runs came off five balls, and at 55 required off 34, India’s win probability had gone from 27 to 73 according to Cricinfo’s forecaster.Trying big hits, Pant and Shreyas Iyer fell to keep West Indies interested but Kohli was never going to come back with the chase unfinished. Not on this night!last_img read more

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Dornsife professor breaks barriers, inspires students

first_imgAt USC, Hancock Alfaro also serves as a mentor to students. Former doctoral student Matthew Mendez Garcia said that having her as his adviser helped him feel more confident at USC and in pursuing research projects on diversity. Hancock Alfaro is currently finishing a research project on affordable housing for women of color in California. Next week, she will present her findings to the California State Legislature in Sacramento in hopes of helping Sen. Scott Wiener pass State Bill 50, which could offer more affordable housing options throughout the state. “It benefits all students to know that expertise and knowledge reside in all communities, so there’s no community that is absent [of] expertise or absent [of] knowledge or technical skills,” Hancock Alfaro said. “I think, again, if you were to ask a bunch of students they’d be like ‘Of course that’s true.’ Living it out and really understanding it through experience is a different thing.” “Having a person of color was important because I think she understood that that would be part of my experience,” Mendez Garcia said. “She … understands the significance of having people of color in a doctoral program asking certain questions.” “It was exciting to get the promotion, but I was shocked to find out that there had never been a black woman before promoted to full professor ever in our college because, of course, we’re the oldest college at USC,” Hancock Alfaro said. “If you want to talk about intersectionality, you have to talk about Ange-Marie Hancock,” said Jane Junn, a professor in political science and gender studies who works with Hancock Alfaro. “I don’t think there’s any other way around it.” Hancock Alfaro said she hopes her research can help others and better their lives. Hancock Alfaro said using an intersectional lens allows her to add another layer to her research and make it more applicable. Since then, she has researched how various populations are affected by a number of topics like immigration, LGBTQ+ rights and affordable housing. Hancock Alfaro said USC and all other universities should strive to recruit faculty and students from diverse backgrounds to improve everyone’s experiences. While the University has hosted mandatory race training, Hancock Alfaro said all departments must take more steps to determine what groups may be excluded from their programs and find ways to improve. center_img Professor Hancock Alfaro will present research on affordable housing for women of color at the state legislature next week. (Photo courtesy of Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro) When Hancock Alfaro started her research, she said not many people knew the term “intersectionality.” She was one of the only people conducting research in the field. Though less so the case now that intersectionality has grown in popularity, Hancock Alfaro said students often think they understand the term based on incomplete definitions they find on social media. Nearly 20 years ago, Hancock Alfaro began researching welfare reform and realized she couldn’t just focus on welfare recipients’ race and gender. Instead, she applied an intersectional lens to her research to focus on how overlaps in identities -— such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender — affect her research subjects. “It’s actually a pretty cool feeling to know that you were an early adopter,” Hancock Alfaro said. “I think the challenge always comes, and I find this in my teaching a lot, that there’ll be a lot of folks who think they know what intersectionality is based on some YouTube video they saw or some tweet from Rowan Blanchard from the Disney Channel.” When Ange-Marie Hancock Alfaro was promoted to full-time professor of political science and gender and sexuality studies in December 2016, she also became the first full-time black female professor at the Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. “I have a personality of a justice junkie for lack of a better way of saying it,” Hancock Alfaro said. “That’s certainly why I do what I do because I believe in justice, and I believe that everybody deserves access to resources and access to a life that’s got dignity.” This story is part of  the Daily Trojan’s special coverage for Black History Month. It will run periodically throughout February.last_img read more

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No. 1 USC heads to desert to take on Arizona schools

first_imgThe women’s volleyball team begins its final road trip of the regular season on Friday, as it takes on No. 23 Arizona in Tucson before heading to Tempe for a clash against No. 24 Arizona State. The No. 1 Women of Troy are back atop the national rankings after a perfect home stand, and they look to pick up more momentum on the road before returning home Thanksgiving week to play rivals California and UCLA.In the stretch run of a grueling season, the squad will be challenged both physically and mentally in the coming matches, and junior setter Alice Pizzasegola said the team has to stay sharp.“We need to be focused and stay focused,” she said. “It’s easy to lose your focus on the road … but we need to stay with it till the end.”Endurance may, indeed, prove to be key, as this season’s race to the Pac-12 summit remains neck-and-neck between the USC and Washington, who ruined the Women of Troy’s perfect season last month in Seattle. The Huskies lie just one game behind USC with two matches to play.This makes the end of the regular season pivotal for the Women of Troy, starting with their journey to the desert. USC beat the Wildcats, 3-1, in a tightly contested match earlier in the year at the Galen Center. Head coach Mick Haley and his team have not lost to Arizona since the 2013 season, but that match ended with Arizona knocking off the then-No. 1 Women of Troy in Tucson.Haley also pointed out that the Wildcats would have an extra incentive on Friday, needing to beat both USC and UCLA to force their way into the NCAA tournament.“They need to beat us, and we have to be ready to accept that challenge,” he said.Arizona currently sits at 7-9 in conference play and at 17-11 overall, but they remain in the top 25 and have played well at home. The Wildcats are 9-4 at the McKale Center this season, and three of those four losses came against teams that now find themselves in the top 10: Washington, Texas and Stanford.Two days after their match in Tucson, the Trojans head north to take on the Sun Devils. No. 24 Arizona State sits one place below its in-state rivals in the national rankings but actually has a better season record of 19-8 (8-8 in Pac-12 play). The Sun Devils have had an up-and-down season, which makes them formidable opponents on the wrong day, a fact Haley was all too familiar with.“For the last, seems like, 10 years, it’s been a five-set match [in Tempe],” he said. “They really feel like they can beat us.”Haley won his 900th victory as a Division I coach the last time USC played Arizona State, as the Women of Troy sent the Sun Devils packing in four sets at the Galen Center. Like the Wildcats, however, ASU has looked more comfortable at home and sports a stellar 12-1 season mark at the Wells Fargo Center.Whether the match is in the Galen Center or in Tempe, the Trojans will be ready.“[We want] to make a strong statement,” Pizzasegola said. “Yeah, we’re good at home, but we’re good on the road, too.”With two highly anticipated rivalry clashes looming in the distance, USC’s final, pivotal regular season road trip will not be an easy one. But with every away match, Pizzasegola said, comes an extra incentive.“If we win 3-0, 3-0 on the road, we get ice cream,” she said. “So that’s the goal: getting ice cream.”Friday’s match against Arizona begins at 6 p.m., and Sunday’s match at Arizona State starts at     1 p.m.last_img read more

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Michael Dugher – Betting will support the government in time of need

first_img ASA monitoring sweep marks gambling as the worst underage advertising offender August 26, 2020 Share Submit Better Collective cautious on quick recovery as COVID drags growth momentum August 25, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share UK gambling adopts toughest online advertising code to protect underage audiences August 27, 2020 Michael Dugher, Chief Executive of single industry representative body the Betting and Gaming Council (BGC), has stated that UK gambling will support the government in a time of national crisis.On Friday, the BGC published its ‘compulsory action plan‘ outlining 10 measures strengthening industry social responsibility and consumer standards, which all BGC members will adhere to during the COVID-19 pandemic.Key member pledges include increasing safer gambling messages across websites, the active promotion of deposit limits and safer gambling tools, reporting rogue advertising and expanding welfare checks on customers.“In this time of national emergency, with many of us self-isolating and experiencing social distancing, away from our friends and family, we need to come together as a country and watch out and look after each other,” said Dugher. “And as CEO of the new betting and gaming standards body, the BGC, I know that this also applies to our members too.”The action plan supports the UK Gambling Commission‘s (UKGC) demand that industry operators demonstrate ‘heightened consumer protections’ and responsible marketing during a period where consumers are in lockdown or isolation.Dugher responded to political concerns on gambling engagement increasing during the isolation period, which has led the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) to call for the enforcement of a £50 daily spending limit.  Countering APPG concerns, Dugher pointed to COVID-19 realities which see an entire industry kneecapped by the closure of its retail presence (bookmaker and casinos), combined with the blanket cancellation of global sports fixtures.He added: “The idea that the COVID-19 crisis will lead to a boom in betting is just plain wrong.  I understand why the prohibitionists and anti-gambling campaigners want to give that impression, but the reality is that operators have been posting warnings to the market as revenues slide dramatically.”Dugher closed the list of pledges by affirming that BGC members were committed to supporting the government’s ‘National Effort’ in supporting health networks and emergency services fighting against COVID-19.“Britain is at its best when we come together,” he said. “We will come through this crisis, in which we all have a role to play.“I am determined that our industry plays its full part in the Government’s ‘National Effort’ – whether that’s in helping with volunteers or resources or facilities. But it also means us helping to protect people most at risk in these extraordinarily difficult and challenging times. I am determined that we do just that.”last_img read more

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Zambia awarded points, leaves Ghana’s world cup campaign in danger

first_imgFifa has stripped Sudan of its 2-0 win against Zambia in a 2014 World Cup qualifier because one of its scorers was ineligible to play.The disciplinary committee of football’s world governing body ruled that Saif Ali should not have played in the 2 June game in Khartoum.Zambia protested that Ali played despite receiving yellow cards in previous competitive matches, including when Zambia beat Sudan in an Africa Cup of Nations quarter-final in February.Fifa declared the match “lost by forfeit by Sudan,” awarding Zambia a 3-0 victory and with it the three points for a win.The Sudan football association has also been fined US$6,430.Zambia now leads Group D with six points from two matches, and Sudan falls to third place with one point. Ghana are in second place with three points while Lesotho are bottom with a single point.last_img read more

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William Amponsah wins 2019 Kwahu Easter Mountain Marathon

first_imgWilliam Amponsah, a 20-year-old from Swedru in the Central Region won the 2019 Kwahu Easter Mountain Marathon (KEMM) over the weekend.He clocked a time of 2 hours, 29 minutes and 16 seconds in the 42-kilometre race which started at Nkawkaw and ended at Abene.He had taken a commanding lead at Mpraeso ahead of the closest competitor, Malik Yakubu and maintained same till the end.For his prize, he received GHÈ»3, 000, a decoder and a satellite dish from Startimes Ghana and a smartphone from Mibisoko. He would also compete in this year’s  Beijing Marathon.The runner-up, Yakubu who clocked a time of 2:41:40, also received a cash prize of GHÈ»2, 000, a satellite dish from Startimes Ghana and a Smartphone.Seidu Salifu came third. He took home GHÈ»1,500 whilst Afful Basit and Simon Ayittey placed fourth and fifth respectively. Fifteen-year-old Ramatu Abdulai from Wa, the first female to cross the finish line at a time of 3:25:14, received a cash prize of GHÈ»1,500 a decoder and dish from Startimes, a smartphone and other souvenirs from sponsors.Nine-year-old Noami Fisouli became the youngest to finish the race to place second in the female category.last_img read more

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Defense shows up, but Lakers fall in overtime to Denver

first_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error The score was tied 90-90 when Danilo Gallinari made one of two free throws for a 91-90 Denver lead. The Nuggets got the long rebound on Gallinari’s missed second free throw and Gallinari eventually got the ball back and hit a 3-pointer for a 94-90 Nuggets lead with 1:28 to play. The Lakers could not recover from that.Denver (6-7), which has won four consecutive games, got 19 points from Wilson Chandler, 18 from Ty Lawson and 15 from Arron Afflalo.Kobe Bryant led Los Angeles with 27 points, shooting 10 of 24 from the field. Jeremy Lin scored 17 and Robert Sacre had 13 points off the bench.Sacre, who also had three rebounds and three steals, echoed Scott’s sentiments.“Absolutely,” he said. “We harp on defense in practice and just little things like that and when you lose a game like this, it’s tough. It hurts.” Los Angeles had a chance to win in regulation. With the score tied 86-86, the Lakers took the ball out with 15.1 seconds to play out of a timeout. But Bryant could not connect on a tough shot from the corner.“I could have gotten a better one,” Bryant said, “but that was the shot I practiced my entire career.” Denver, which has won four consecutive games, called timeout with 0.5 seconds left. But the Nuggets were called for traveling on the sideline out-of-bounds play.The Lakers then took it out. Nick Young received the ball about 40 feet out and his prayer was not answered.The Lakers trailed 41-39 at halftime, but led 75-72 after three quarters. The teams both went cold in the fourth and combined for just 25 points. The Lakers were just 2 of 7 from the field in overtime. The Lakers (3-11) were without forward Carlos Boozer, who was out with a sore left shoulder.Bryant was shooting 6 of 10 from the field through three quarters, then shot just 3 of 11 in the fourth when the Lakers scored only 11 points. After the loss at Dallas on Friday, Bryant said he had heavy legs. Scott said they still could be a bit tired.“Might be, might be a little bit,” Scott said. “It’s a good time for him the next two days to get some rest, get rejuvenated.”The Lakers host Memphis on Wednesday.Young, who scored just seven points on 2-of-12 shooting, intimated the team needs to take some of the burden off Bryant.“At times, we fall into relying on No. 24 a lot,” Young said. “We got to believe in ourselves. I believe in everybody on this team. Kobe is going to be Kobe. But we have to find a way to put the ball in the hole with everybody else.“Guys are used to going to Kobe for the last four or five minutes and let him make plays. Kobe is going to be Kobe and has been in these situations for a while. It’s time for us to step up more.”Bryant believes the team is improving.“We are playing much better,” said Bryant, who shot 1 of 3 in overtime. “Today kind of felt a little flat. We had spurts when we really had some high energy and got out on transition as of late. It’s not like the Dallas game where they hit everything they threw up.”As bummed out as the Lakers were, the Nuggets were that stoked.“We came out and we played hard,” said Chandler, who shot just 6 of 15, but was 5 of 11 from 3-point range. “We scored when we needed to. We made a big 3 at the end and I thought our team did a great job on the glass.”Denver outrebounded the Lakers 57-50.Timofey Mozgov contributed 13 points and 13 rebounds to the Denver cause. Jordan Hill had 11 points and 14 rebounds for Los Angeles.center_img The Lakers were coming off a 34-point loss at Dallas in which the Mavericks shot a whopping 62.2 percent from the field. It put a bit of a damper on a 2-1 road trip that began with impressive victories over Atlanta and Houston.“Do we have to get better on defense? Of course, we do,” first-year coach Byron Scott said ahead of the Lakers’ game Sunday night against the visiting Denver Nuggets.The Lakers were much better defensively, head and shoulders above the Dallas game, as they held the Nuggets to just 37.8-percent shooting. That still wasn’t good enough because the Lakers shot only 37.1 percent and Denver came away with a 101-94 victory over Los Angeles in overtime before a disappointed Staples Center crowd.“Yeah, yeah, definitely tougher to take,” Scott said of losing after such a solid defensive showing. “Definitely, because the effort was there. Things that we talked about yesterday, it was all there. I thought our guys played hard tonight, did a lot of good things on the defensive end.”last_img read more

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