Decatur County man sentenced to 11 years for multiple charges

first_imgGreensburg, In. — Andrew T. Kress was convicted and sentenced in three cases in Decatur County Superior Court recently. Kress was sentenced to total of 11-years in prison for being a habitual offender, escape and testing positive for methamphetamine and marijuana while on probation.Decatur County Prosecuting Attorney Nate Harter wants to formally recognize officer Dustin Barkdull for the hard work in this case.last_img

Leicester City set club record after thumping Aston Villa

first_img(REUTERS) – LEICESTER City set a club record of eight successive top flight wins after two goals from Jamie Vardy helped them to an impressive 4-1 Premier League victory at Aston Villa on Sunday.Kelechi Iheanacho and Jonny Evans were also on target for Leicester, who served up a performance akin to those which produced a memorable title run in 2015-16 as they missed several chances to win by a bigger margin.The result left the Foxes second in the standings on 38 points from 16 games, eight adrift of runaway leaders Liverpool and six ahead of third-placed champions Manchester City, while Villa slipped to 17th on 15 points.Leicester manager Brendan Rodgers heaped praise on his players.“I thought they were amazing, it is a historical day for the club and the performance warranted that,” he was quoted as saying by the BBC.“We scored all types of goals today and kept going to the end and tried to keep scoring goals.”The league’s top scorer Vardy fired Leicester ahead with his 15th goal of the season in the 20th minute when he shook off Ezri Konsa and slotted the ball in after rounding goalkeeper Tom Heaton with a sublime first touch.Iheanacho made it 2-0 with a deft finish from a fizzing low cross by James Maddison before Jack Grealish pulled one back for Villa on the stroke of halftime, burying a powerful shot from 12 metres past goalkeeper Kasper Schmeichel.Centre back Evans restored Leicester’s two-goal advantage with a looping header from 10 metres shortly after the break, rising above his marker to meet a Maddison corner.The effervescent Maddison, who tormented the home team’s defence all afternoon, shaved the post with a fine shot from the edge of the penalty area in the 67th minute as Leicester continued to dominate.Vardy put the icing on the cake for the rampant visitors in the 76th minute after he raced clear of Matt Targett from the halfway line and drove the ball past Heaton into the bottom right corner.Evans, who won three Premier League titles with Manchester United, was upbeat about Leicester’s chances of finishing in the top four.“We are up there and it shows we are playing well,” the 31-year-old Northern Ireland defender told Sky Sports.“Our performance was good. It is nice people are talking about us, we’re enjoying it and there’s great spirit in the club.”last_img read more

NCAA’s Oregon ruling will fall short

first_imgIn all honesty, I shouldn’t have been so surprised.Like many USC fans, I always keep an eye out for any schools that become subject to investigation by the NCAA and its Committee on Infractions. Naturally, as some of the NCAA’s most spurned victims, Trojan fans can’t help but become intrigued when other schools become entangled in rules violations and infractions.But time and time again, the NCAA fails to uphold any kind of consistency in its punishments. From Ohio State to Miami, the COI has yet to hammer any school like it did USC in the Reggie Bush investigation. Even though each of the previously mentioned schools’ crimes seem much more severe than USC’s were, the penalties were nowhere near as harsh.And each time this happens, USC fans everywhere simmer.So when news broke of Oregon’s admission that it committed “major violations” from 2008-11 under former head football coach Chip Kelly, who is now with the NFL’s Philadelphia Eagles, I should not have been so shocked to read Oregon’s ludicrous suggestion of two years’ probation and one scholarship loss per year for the next three years as a self-imposed penalty.Granted, the NCAA has not agreed with this suggestion and has yet to make a ruling on what kind of punishment Oregon deserves. It could very well enforce a much stiffer penalty in real life.But let’s not kid ourselves.Oregon’s alleged crime is that it paid $25,000 to Willie Lyles, owner of the Houston-based Complete Scouting Services. Companies of this kind are commonly used by colleges to provide them with written reports on high school players in various regions of the country.But Oregon is alleged to have received oral reports from Lyles, which is a no-no. Additionally, when the school was forced to release the documents that it received from Lyles in return for its $25,000 payment, it was revealed many of the reports on players were outdated, raising suspicion as to what exactly Oregon was paying for.Shortly before Lyles received payment from Oregon, former five-star running back recruit Lache Seastrunk of Houston signed a letter of intent with Oregon. Lyles was a mentor to Seastrunk, which is a great cause for suspicion for the NCAA.In an interview with Yahoo! Sports, Lyles said that he had not given the Oregon coaching staff any written reports on recruits. The NCAA’s interest in this case is that oral reports on recruits are prohibited under current rules.In addition to his relationship with Seastrunk, Lyles has connections with other former Texas prep stars, including LaMichael James, Tra Carson, Dontae Williams and Marcus Davis, who all went on to play at Oregon.If it was possible to prove that Lyles guided these players to commit to Oregon, the Ducks would have a serious issue on their hands. Severe penalties would be forthcoming, including massive scholarship losses and bowl bans.But that is not going to happen. Oregon will receive a slap on the wrist, something slightly more severe than its proposed self-imposed sanctions of three lost scholarships and two years of probation.Given the NCAA’s recent history of punishments, Ducks fans should have nothing to worry about. In 2010, five Ohio State players were found to have received improper benefits after selling football memorabilia. Moreover, it was discovered that former head coach Jim Tressel not only knew about the infractions, but lied about them and tried to cover them up.The news of the infractions broke shortly before Ohio State was to play Arkansas in the 2011 Sugar Bowl. The NCAA ruled that the players, despite being ruled ineligible, were allowed to participate in the game, but had to sit out the first five games of the following season.To me, this is the most egregious of all the NCAA’s failures. I can’t think of many more ways that a school could have blatantly broken the rules, yet Ohio State’s final punishment was a one-year bowl ban and a loss of nine scholarships.That’s less than half the sanctions USC was given after the NCAA could not find that any member of USC’s athletic department knew about Bush’s alleged improper benefits; no, the COI ruled that USC “should have known,” and the Trojans were doomed.To be fair, the NCAA has been open about its practices. In the “Penalties” section of the NCAA’s official website, the page reads: “The committee decides penalties case-by-case. Each case is unique, and applying case precedent is difficult (if not impossible) because all cases are different.”So at least when people (including myself) complain that the NCAA lacks consistency in its rulings on infractions, you can’t say they didn’t warn us. “Inside the 20s” runs Thursdays. To comment on this story, email Nick at or visit read more

Syracuse’s game at Canisius moved to Sunday

first_img Facebook Twitter Google+ No. 4 Syracuse’s game against Canisius was moved from April 5 to Sunday, April 3, SU Athletics announced in a release on Wednesday morning.While the game changes days, the location and time remain the same. The Orange (9-3, 2-1 Atlantic Coast) travels to Buffalo, New York, to face Canisius (4-5, 1-0 Metro Atlantic Athletic) at 7 p.m. after playing No. 13 Duke in the Carrier Dome at noon the same day.Syracuse is 3-1 on the road this season, the lone loss coming against then-No. 16 Boston College by a score of 13-8.SU’s contest with the Golden Griffs starts a three-game road swing that continues at Virginia Tech and Albany on April 9 and 12, respectively.Syracuse ended a skid in which it lost three of five and fell from its No. 2 ranking by beating No. 5 Notre Dame, 12-11, on the road on Sunday. The Orange continued its momentum with a 17-7 thumping of Connecticut on Tuesday night at home.AdvertisementThis is placeholder text Comments Published on March 30, 2016 at 11:47 am Contact Sam: | @Sam4TRcenter_img Related Stories Kayla Treanor and Riley Donahue lead Syracuse to 17-7 win over ConnecticutAllie Murray overcomes early mistake to help Syracuse crush Connecticutlast_img read more

Djokovic defeat opens the door for Murray in Melbourne

first_img Submit Betway and Dafabet grow La Liga sponsorship portfolios August 14, 2020 Related Articles StumbleUpon Share ESI Digital – No Drama Please… Esports growth should be treated as business as usual  August 20, 2020 SBC Magazine Issue 10: Kaizen Gaming rebrand and focus for William Hill CEO August 25, 2020 Share Novak Djokovic’s surprise five-set defeat to Denis Istomin in the second round of the Australian Open has opened the door for Andy Murray to claim a first title in Melbourne.The five-time beaten finalist and world number one is now odds on with the bookmakers to lift the trophy in the Rod Laver Arena on 29 January.However, it is not only Murray that has profited from the Serb’s earliest Australian Open exit since 2006. We caught up with William Hill’s Rupert Adams, Ladbrokes’ Richard Marsh and Betway’s Alan Alger to get their take on the outright tournament market, and find out which players have been shortened the most in light of his defeat.Rupert Adams, Media Relations Manager for William Hill, said: “What was a two-horse race now looks like a one-horse race, with Andy in to 4/5 from 11/8. That said, there is a chance we will see money for Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal in the next couple of days, so we could be in for cracking betting heat.”Richard Marsh of Ladbrokes News confirmed that over £3,500 was staked on Murray within three hours of Djokovic’s exit, with Milos Raonic dropping from 16/1 to 6/1, Rafael Nadal from 16/1 to 10/1 and Stanislas Wawrinka to 8/1 from 20/1 earlier in the week.Marsh added: “Nobody foresaw Djokovic’s defeat this morning, but it’s an ace for Murray whose path to a first Australian Open title has just become a whole lot easier. Djoko’s exit has not only blown the tournament wide open, but it’s launched the betting into a frenzy too, with Murray, Raonic, Wawrinka and Nadal all being backed to the hilt.”Alan Alger, PR Manager for Betway, commented: “Novak Djokovic being knocked out of the Australian Open is one of the best results in the book so far for 2017, but Sir Andy Murray can take the shine off that. Murray is always well supported in the betting and those who punted him at pre-tournament odds of 13/8 will be sitting pretty.“The Scot is now odds-on at 5/6 and pretty much every penny gained from Djokovic’s loss looks set to be handed back out if he lands his first Aussie Open. As for those creeping into contention off the back of Djokovic’s shock exit, Rafael Nadal has been hot in the betting. We cut him from 16/1 to 12/1 on Thursday morning, but that wasn’t short enough for punters who have backed him into 10/1.“Interest in backing joint second favourites Stan Wawrinka and Milos Raonic at 13/2 has been mediocre, as it seems punters are preferring to take monster prices on the likes of Dominic Thiem (66/1 into 33/1) and Alexander Zverev (80/1 into 40/1).”last_img read more