Chuck Noll

first_imgAnother big time athlete passed away recently.  Chuck Noll who was born in 1932 attended the University of Dayton to play college football.  He is best known for his years with the Pittsburgh Steelers.  His tenure at Pittsburgh started in 1969 and lasted through 1991.  It included 4 Super Bowl Championships.His regular season head coaching record at Pittsburgh was 193-148-1.  His post-season record was 16-8 giving him a combined coaching record of 209-156-1.Chuck Noll’s coaching philosophy was dubbed the “steel curtain defense”.  During those Super Bowl Championship seasons the Steelers defense got most of the credit because of players like Joe Green and Jack Lambert.  The offense was no slouch, either, under the direction of Terry Bradshaw and the running of Franco Harris.  We all know Bradshaw as a commentator on NFL Today and Franco Harris is best remembered for his “immaculate reception”.  This was the unbelievable catch that turned a sure defeat into a last-second championship.last_img read more

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FCCF surpasses $6 million in giving

first_imgFRANKLIN COUNTY, Ind. — The Franklin County Community Foundation has reached a large milestone after their recent 2017 grant cycle.The Foundation surpassed $6.4 million in giving through their grant and scholarship programs.Their first grant provided materials to build 65 bluebird boxes.More recently, funding has been provided for the walking trail in the Brookville town park.The grant program has issued 485 grants benefiting libraries, schools, fire departments, and cemeteries just to name a few.Franklin County students have received 714 scholarships since 1998.last_img

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Greensburg Airport expansion update

first_imgCopywrite: Bob SimmermonGreensburg, In. — Two Airport Improvement Program grants from the Federal Aviation Administration, for a proposed expansion of the Greensburg Airport are moving through the system.The first grant for about $102,500 is intended for preliminary engineering, design, surveying and appraisal was approved following the approval of the Environmental Assessment. After federal and state reimbursement the services will cost the airport about $5,000.The second grant of about $450,000 has also been approved. This grant will fund the design, plans and specifications for the project.Surveys of property considered for the expansion are scheduled to begin in November of this year. Members of the airport board say all land acquisition will be in compliance with the Uniform Relocation Assistance and Real Property Acquisition for Federal and Federally-Assisted Program. Property owners should expect initial offers for land by March of 2019.The next meeting is scheduled for October 22 at 7 p.m. at Greensburg City Hall.last_img read more

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Juventus held talks for Atletico Madrid defender Savic – agent

first_imgThe agent of Atletico de Madrid central defender Stefan Savic has confirmed there have previously been contacts over a move with Italian champions Juventus.The 29-year-old has clocked up 151 first-team appearances for Atleti since a 2015 move from Fiorentina and has become a constant in the back four for Diego Simeone’s side.A report in La Razon carries quotes from TuttoJuve: “In the past there was some conversations with Juventus, but nothing concrete was ever reached.“For now it is only speculation and they are simply rumours, Stefan has a contract until 2023 and he is very happy at Atletico.”A report from Fichajes.net last month claimed the Montenegrin international is now one of a number of central defensive options being considered by Valencia, although his reported €25m asking price may prove to be problematic for any suitors.Read Also: Ex-Eagles star denies begging Hoffenheim for contractSavic has been playing at the top level of European football for the best part of a decade having joined Manchester City from Partizan Belgrade in 2011, before moving on to Italy two years later.His prominence for Atleti has grown this season after a series of defensive exits last summer including Lucas Hernandez and Diego Godin. Loading… Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its Growth8 Ways Drones Are Going To Change Our LivesA Hit Song By Lil Nas X Is Beating A World Record As We Speak!Top Tastiest Foods From All Over The WorldThe Highest Paid Football Players In The WorldCouples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable WayBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For Them6 Incredibly Strange Facts About HurricanesPortuguese Street Artist Creates Hyper-Realistic 3D GraffitiA Hurricane Can Be As Powerful As 10 Atomic BombsBest Car Manufacturers In The World5 Of The World’s Most Unique Theme Parkscenter_img FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 last_img read more

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Wenger: Walcott can still shine

first_img Press Association Arsene Wenger hopes Arsenal can enjoy Theo Walcott’s “golden age”, if the forward agrees to stay at the Emirates Stadium. Asked if Walcott will play often enough amid the competition within the Arsenal squad, Wenger added: “It’s a good question but it is a question you will ask anywhere he will go because he will only be in a big club – and in a big club the competition is there.” Wenger believes Walcott wants to stay with the Gunners. “He loves the club and I think he wants to stay, personally,” the Arsenal boss added. “Once a player accepts to talk to you, that means his first wish is to stay. I don’t think his desire is to leave. “If then you cannot find an agreement, that has nothing to do with loyalty.” Walcott could start for Arsenal in Monday night’s Premier League clash with Swansea, when the Gunners will look to extend their 10-game unbeaten run, where the only dropped points were a goalless draw with champions Chelsea. Wenger believes Arsenal, without a Premier League title since 2003-04, would have pushed Chelsea close with their end-of-season rally, had the Blues not ground out some late wins. “In a normal championship, I think we would have come back in the race,” Wenger added. “The problem we had this season is Chelsea had no real blip. “Chelsea lost only two games and games like when they won at Hull, games like QPR, where they were not at their best, but could still manage a win. “This is the kind of wins you have when you smell you are close to win it.” Walcott has long been likened to Arsenal’s record goalscorer Thierry Henry and now Wenger believes the 26-year-old is ready to emulate the Frenchman by becoming a full-time striker. “He can be transformed,” Wenger said. “Being 26 to 32 as a striker is the best age as a striker and I wouldn’t like to miss that golden age. He is naturally gifted to play in this position. “I work with him in both situations, as a striker and as a wide player. But the quality of the runs is so fantastic with the pace he has. “When he was younger he was rushing his finishing but he is a good finisher now.” Walcott signed a new three-year deal in January 2013 which expires at the end of next season. Wenger insists the England forward will not leave this summer, even if a new deal is not agreed, and says Walcott is integral to the squad. “He is part of us,” Wenger said. “Of the whole squad he is the player who has played the most games for us. “Nobody has played more for us than Theo Walcott – I think he has played 202 games.” last_img read more

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Cricket News Dean Elgar Hits Maiden Ton Against India, South Africa Fight In Vizag Test

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Dean Elgar had endured a terrible run in the 2015 series against India which South Africa lost 0-3, falling regularly to Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja. Having managed a top score of 48 on the previous tour, Elgar overcame his troubles and notched up his maiden century against India and his 12th overall. Elgar shared a 115-run stand with South Africa skipper Faf du Plessis, who smashed his 20th fifty. The left-hander was the only South African batsman who showed confidence on a pitch where Ashwin and Jadeja were getting plenty of purchase. Elgar had begun confidently on the previous day with two boundaries off Ishant Sharma and on the second day, the batsman continued to bat confidently. He used his feet confidently to Ashwin and he launched him straight down the ground for a couple of boundaries. The confidence shown by Elgar rubbed off on du Plessis who got off the mark with back-to-back boundaries off Ashwin .After notching up his fifty, Elgar was aggression and confidence personified. He blasted two sixes and a four in one over off Ravindra Jadeja but on 74, Elgar benefited from a life as he was dropped by Wriddhiman Saha off Jadeja. Elgar stayed disciplined and progressed smoothly through the eighties. He entered the 90s with a firm punch down the ground off Mohammed Shami as South Africa continued to make good progress.Also Read | Mayank Agarwal, Ravichandran Ashwin Highlight India’s Dominance In Vizag Test Vs South AfricaHowever, the 115-run stand was broken when Ravichandran Ashwin got rid of du Plessis for 55 with the skipper inside-edging a flatter ball onto his pad and giving short leg a sharp catch. On 94, Elgar seized the moment as he mowed a flighted delivery off Ashwin into the stands at deep midwicket to notch up his landmark. The jubilations and the joy when he reached his landmark signified how important the century was for Elgar, who had endured mixed fortunes in the sub-continent in the last couple of years.Also Read | Rohit Sharma, Mayank Agarwal Shatter Opening Records In Vizag Test Vs South AfricaSouth Africa will be aiming to avoid the follow-on after Mayank Agarwal’ fantastic double century and a blazing 176 from Rohit Sharma. The duo stitched a brilliant 317-run partnership for the opening wicket and it was the best stand in Tests between India and South Africa. The Proteas will be aiming to avoid a repeat of 2015 in which only a washout in the Bangalore test helped them avoid a 4-0 whitewash.last_img read more

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Guyana retain IGG Volleyball title

first_imgBy Rawle Toney in SurinameGUYANA continued their dominance in Volleyball at the Inter Guiana Games (IGG) when they defeated Suriname in straight sets (25-22, 25-20, 25-21) to retain their title.Having won the first game 25-17, 25-22 and 25-14, the Levi Nedd-coached team entered yesterday’s game optimistic of repeating their performance from the first day of competition.Renaldo Bobb, Andy Rohoman and Omari Joseph were the outstanding performers in the two matches, but Nedd noted Hellond Singh as the ‘game changer’.According to Nedd who is also the president of the Berbice Volleyball Association (BVA), he’s happy that the players were able to keep Guyana’s rich tradition of winning volleyball (male) at the IGG.Nedd stated that if the current crop of players is eligible for the tournament next year, through the BVA and the series of schools tournament planned, Guyana will be able to present a very strong team.last_img read more

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Commonwealth Games silver medalist Keevin Allicock for Barbados engagement

first_imgYOUTH Commonwealth Games’ boxing silver medalist, Keevin Allicock, will travel to Barbados on Friday to participate in that Island’s Independence International boxing competition and will be accompanied by his long-time coach, Sebert Blake.According to reports, Allicock, the Caribbean Development Championship and Guyana’s National flyweight champion, will fight top Barbadian flyweight, Jamall Breedy over the next weekend.Guyana Boxing Association’s president, Steve Ninvalle, is reported as saying the GBA is attempting to expose Allicock and lightweight, Christopher Moore, to as many international competitions as possible, since these two youths are likely to be the future faces of Guyana’s boxing.Both Allicock and Moore represented Guyana at the Youth Commonwealth Games in The Bahamas earlier this year; Moore reached the quarter-final while Allicock reached the final.Meanwhile, the GBA will be staging its annual Lennox Blackmoore National Intermediate championships at the National Gymnasium from Friday.To date, 10 gyms from across Guyana has stated their interest in participating in the tournament.The defending champion gym is the Guyana Defence Force.last_img read more

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Boxers Battle for N1m in GOtv Boxing Night 14

first_imgThe Indoor Sports Hall of the National Stadium, Lagos, will today, come alive as GOtv Boxing Night 14 holds. The event, which will feature seven bouts, will see the best boxer go home with a cash prize of N1million in addition to his fight purse.Nigeria’s Waidi Usman will take on Kenya’s Michael Nywade for the African Boxing Union (ABU) title in the headline bout. Fresh-faced Rilwan Babatunde will confront Djossou Agoy Basile of the Republic of Benin for the West African Boxing Union (WABU) welterweight title, while Rilwan Oladosu will attempt to win the national lightweight title when he goes up against Kehinde Badmus.Also, in the lightweight category, ABU champion, Oto Joseph will take on Prince Nwoye.In the light heavyweight category, Sulaimon Adeosun will trade punches with Majesty Maduka.Abiodun Afini is lined up to test his mettle against Razak Ramon in the cruiserweight division, while Chukwuebuka Ezewudo will engage Semiu Olapade.The event will be aired live on SuperSport in 47 African countries.Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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Orange tries to ignore record season, focus on playoff run

first_img Comments Published on April 7, 2010 at 12:00 pm Facebook Twitter Google+center_img The myriad of distractions the Syracuse tennis team is facing as its 2010 regular season comes to an end may be the toughest the program has ever faced. It’s just the reality that accompanies the success Luke Jensen’s squad has had this season.    It has passed the school record of 16 wins in a season with an 18-2 record. It is on a winning streak of 12 matches. It is undefeated at home and in the Big East. And the Big East tournament is two weeks away. But for now, the team maintains that all these things are just that: distractions. No matter what has occurred up until this point, and what is to come, it is at this juncture. And Jensen says SU’s match against Temple this weekend is its only worry. That’s it. ‘I haven’t thought about Big Easts at all,’ Jensen said. ‘I’ve just thought about Temple. I’m so engrossed with learning as much as I can about that other team and their players and learning about how I can prepare these guys. I want to take care of Temple first. And Big East is going to be Big East. I’ve got plenty of time to think about that.’ AdvertisementThis is placeholder textTo gather information about Temple’s players, Jensen has called coaches of other teams that have played Temple. In other cases, Jensen has called coaches of individuals who have faced the Temple players outside of collegiate play. He has had even more difficulty in certain situations because so many of Temple’s players are international — five of the eight women on the team come from outside the states. They are means to an end that Jensen hopes will enable the Orange to traverse Temple before Big East championships begin.  ‘They hit with a lot of power,’ he said. ‘Knowing that, I know we’re going to have to counter with changeups, slices, spins. We can hit with power too, but we don’t want to play the game they want to play. Because we’ve developed all-court players, the first thing that comes to mind is that I want to go out there and play a consistent change-of-pace game. I don’t want to go toe-to-toe with these guys. If we do that, we’ll win.’ With a varied, more hectic style of play in mind for the weekend, the team is going about practice like it would for any match. One major focus in practice this week has been doubles play. Temple has lost every team match in which they’ve lost the doubles point. In collegiate matches, the doubles team plays its match before the singles team. For SU, like any other team, it is a chance to establish dominance early. And this weekend as the Orange tries to focus on Temple, co-captain Simone Kalhorn believes stressing the doubles could key a win. ‘We’re working on a lot of doubles plays, and our aggressive play and competing against each other,’ Kalhorn said. ‘The first doubles point is what gives us momentum going into the rest of the match. That’s where our strength is.’The Orange has only lost doubles three times this year. Two of those losses came in the team’s only two defeats in dual matches this year. Aside from the focus on doubles, the Orange is going into this match with the focus of a match in early February.  Jensen wants to make it clear. This is not just a match to get through. But it also is not going to make or break the attitude of the team for the Big East championship.  Simply, it is a match that the team wants to win because they should win every match. And that’s precisely the mindset co-captain Christina Tan says Jensen wants out of his players.Every match should be the same. And every match should be a win.  ‘It’s big, but we still have matches to play after, and we have the Big East tournament,’ Tan said. ‘It would be awesome to finish up with a win, with whatever our record is. It’s a big match but we still have further things to accomplish afterwards.’ alguggen@syr.edu  last_img read more

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