Bel-Air part of the newest #20IN20 list

first_imgConcession stand at the Bel-Air Drive-inStatewide— Visit Indiana is taking The 20 IN 20 list to the big screen. Drive-in movie theaters are making a comeback, especially as more Hoosiers are wanting to catch the latest films while also social distancing. And many drive-in theaters throughout the state are making changes to accommodate their visitors.“The State of Indiana has the fourth-largest number of drive-in theaters still in operation in America,” said Misty Weisensteiner, director of Indiana Office of Tourism Development. “You can’t help but feel a little nostalgic when talking about drive-ins. It’s about reliving childhood memories or making new memories.”The list features places such as the legendary Bel-Air Drive-In in Versailles down Highway 421. The concession building is original and sits mostly unchanged from 1952.last_img read more

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Van Wolfswinkel eyes ‘next level’

first_imgRecord signing Ricky van Wolfswinkel is in no doubt he can fire Norwich to the “next level” when the new Barclays Premier League campaign kicks off. Press Association He added: “I will love working with the team and the coach and I see a very good future for us all – for me and for Norwich. “The Premier League is always a place I have wanted to test myself. For me Norwich is the perfect club and the perfect place to be. “Like every coach wants when they bring in a striker, he (Hughton) wants goals. Simple. “He knows my qualities and said to me, ‘just use them and you will score goals which will be really important for the team’.” Hughton is expected to further strengthen the squad over the summer, when a decision is also expected to be made on whether veteran club captain Grant Holt will see out the remainder of his contract or move on. With just 41 goals in 38 league games last season, it is no surprise Norwich are seeking more attacking additions. Sweden forward Ola Toivonen has been linked with switch from PSV Eindhoven, as has England Under-21 winger Nathan Redmond from Hughton’s former club Birmingham. Nigerian left-back Elderson Echiejile is also reported to be a target for the Canaries as they prepare for a pre-season tour to the west coast of the United States. center_img The 24-year-old will officially complete an £8.5million switch from Sporting Lisbon on July 1, after his return from international duty with Holland. Van Wolfswinkel netted 15 goals last season, including a brace in his final appearance for Sporting. “I am sure I can help take Norwich to that next level now,” Van Wolfswinkel told the June edition of Canary Magazine. “There is already a great team there and I hope I can add to that.” last_img read more

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Houghton: McGeady can handle boos

first_img “I had great memories of Hampden and it was a bit surreal going there and meeting family and friends who I had grown up with. “But I was very focused. I knew what was required and I was determined to go out there and put on a performance and try to win the match.” Houghton, who later netted famous winners against England and Italy at major finals, was not put off his stride by the type of reception Paisley-born McGeady is likely to face on Friday night with the focus now all on him after his Everton team-mate James McCarthy pulled out with a hamstring injury. “It didn’t hurt at all,” he said. “Goodness, you have got to be more grown up than that. It’s not that bad at all. “So many great players in the past have been booed to put them off their games, I was just a lad who played for Ireland instead of Scotland. “It didn’t bother me at all and if anything it inspired me to do better. “I know Aiden has played in Celtic-Rangers (fixtures) and it doesn’t get much bigger than that. If he can handle that, he can handle playing at Celtic Park against Scotland.” Houghton also dismissed suggestions that the visitors could be put off their stride by an incident at the team hotel that saw police and an ambulance called. Republic boss Martin O’Neill and the Football Association of Ireland have both given assistant manager Roy Keane their full support following the subsequent publicity. “It’s not nice to see and I’m sure no-one wanted to see it, particularly Roy and the players,” said Houghton, who was brought back to Glasgow by William Hill to talk about the game. “But players are very resilient. Their focus will be on the game itself, not something that happened a couple of days beforehand. “It’s hard to talk about it because we don’t know what has happened. “I spoke to Roy and I’ve seen a different side to him. He’s very focused. He has two jobs now, one with Aston Villa and one with the Republic, and I’m sure in the not-too-distant future he will want to become a manager.” Glasgow-born Republic of Ireland hero Ray Houghton has warned that Scottish jeers for Aiden McGeady could inspire the former Celtic winger against the land of his birth. Press Association Houghton helped Ireland to a crucial 1-0 European Championship qualifying victory over Scotland at Hampden in 1987 after being overlooked by his native land. The former Liverpool midfielder admitted it was strange playing against Scotland but he was driven on by the jeers from the terraces that he used to frequent as a boy watching the national team and Celtic. The win, courtesy of a Mark Lawrenson goal, sent the Irish well on their way to the 1988 European Championship finals and helped launch a golden era for Irish football. Houghton, who left Glasgow as a teenager for Fulham, said: “I did have a trial when I was 17-18 for the youth set-up and Andy Roxburgh was the manager. “I’ve had a laugh about it with Andy since. He would know all the Scottish-based players but didn’t really know a great deal about the lads who came up from England. It didn’t work out and it wasn’t a particularly good time. “After that, nothing happened. I played for Fulham and Oxford, still hadn’t heard anything from Scotland, and really thought my chance had gone. “Someone could have even given me some encouragement that I was heading in the right direction but I didn’t hear anything whatsoever. “Even when it was in the newspapers that I was going to play for the Republic of Ireland, there was still some time that someone could have had a chat with me, and no-one did.” Soon Houghton was lining up against Scotland in a goalless draw in Dublin in October 1986 before going back to his home city to put a fatal blow in Scotland’s Euro 88 qualifying hopes. “It was a bit surreal,” he said. “I was born three miles from Hampden Park and used to walk it from Castlemilk to cup finals. last_img read more

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Pearson seeks Wilkinson advice

first_img The Foxes boss has taken advice from Wilkinson, who he played under at Sheffield Wednesday, as Leicester battle the drop. They host Swansea on Saturday looking for a third straight win and will escape the drop zone for the first time since November if Burnley fail to win at Everton and they beat Swansea by three goals. Pearson has come under the spotlight this season after a foul-mouthed spat with a fan and a bizarre touchline altercation with Crystal Palace’s James McArthur. Wilkinson, who won the First Division title with Leeds in 1992, had been a mentor for Pearson before this season and he has spoken to the ex-England caretaker manager for advice. Pearson said: “On a professional level I have one or two people I speak to if there’s something I need a bit of feedback on. Howard Wilkinson is one. “I have a lot of respect for people I have worked with. I have friends and family I speak to, my wife remains a very important person for me in terms of getting a balanced view on life. “I have a lot of very good friends and colleagues at Leicester and the good thing about how we work is we’re all doing a job in preparing the players but the coaches do stretch themselves as well.” The Foxes have beaten West Ham and West Brom in their last two games and still have to play relegation rivals Sunderland, Burnley and QPR. But Pearson, who has a fully fit squad, wants complete focus on the Swans as they bid to become only the third team to survive in the Barclays Premier League after being bottom at Christmas. He said: “It is important for us now that the players, and everyone else at the club, stay very much focused on now what is a seven-game season. “Yes, there are lots of positives, especially getting six points, but we have still got an awful lot to do, and that is why there is no room for us to take any other stance than that. “I know we have had our critics, but I have been very proud of how the players have coped with the setbacks they have had.” Nigel Pearson has revealed he has turned to former manager Howard Wilkinson to help Leicester’s survival bid.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

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1-year-old dies after father leaves her in burning car while fleeing from police

first_imgOfficials in South Carolina are reporting that a 1-year-old girl has died after her father abandoned her in a burning vehicle while fleeing from police.The incident occurred Friday in Spartanburg.According to the report, authorities attempted to conduct a traffic stop on 26-year-old Imhotep Osiris Norman who was allegedly speeding at the time. Instead of pulling over Norman attempted to out run police.During the police chase, authorities reported that they noticed the vehicle Norman was driving started to spark and smoke. Norman then threw a bag out the window of the vehicle before exiting the vehicle as it was rolling to a stop.As Norman attempted to out run authorities on foot, the vehicle he was driving suddenly burst into flames.When the flames were extinguished, investigators then found the body 1-year-old Xena Rah’Lah Norman in the car’s back seat.Norman told authorities that he was unaware the the vehicle caught fire.He has since been arrested for homicide by child abuse.last_img read more

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Rashford playing on the left wing impressive: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes

first_imgManchester: Manchester United legend Paul Scholes has said he always believed Marcus Rashford would be a great centre forward but never saw him also operating fluently down the left flank.“I always remember watching him, mainly in the reserve team, and he was an out and out centre-forward,” Scholes told the UTD Podcast as quoted by manchestereveningnews.co.uk.“Sometimes I would go to games and just watch him and not really watch where the ball was.“I’d look for his movement — is he clever enough to have that link with a midfield player? I think he has that.Rashford has netted 69 goals in 215 games for United since his breakthrough under Louis van Gaal five years ago.“I was really excited when he first got into the team, a little bit luckily at first — I think there was an injury to someone.“But ever since he has got into the team, he has shown the talent he has got as a centre-forward or a player wide on the left.“I always remember seeing him as a kid and I thought his intelligence and movement was as a centre-forward.“He looked like an out-and-out number nine, but now when you see him in games, he seems to enjoy it more from the left-hand side.” IANSAlso Read: Got a call from Inter once but never felt the need to move: Paul ScholesAlso Watch: Hagrama Mohilary organizes a press-meet on Coronavirus situation and distribution of Rationslast_img read more

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The Latest: Fowler misses 6-inch putt that could be costly

first_imgIn the first round, it was his driver. On Friday, it was Bryson DeChambeau’s putter that gave him fits.DeChambeau snapped his driver — which he nicknamed the Kraken — during Thursday’s opening round at TPC Harding Park. He replaced the shaft and finished his round without further incident.On Friday, DeChambeau lipped out on short putts on back-to-back holes on the front nine. After missing a 10-foot birdie putt on No. 11, he tapped in for par. He missed a 15-footer for par on the 12th hole and then tapped in for a bogey that dropped him to even par on the day.DeChambeau picked up a stroke when he birdied the 13th and was 3 under for the tournament through five holes on Friday.___ More AP golf: apnews.com/tag/apf-Golf Associated Press Also in that group was Tommy Fleetwood, who was 5 under for the day. Haotong started the day at minus-3 and birdied the first two holes. He gained another stroke on the fifth hole and then had back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10 before parring his way through the rest of the round. ___Li Haotong is the first player to reach 8 under par at the PGA Championship.The sun already was forcing its way through the marine layer Friday morning, with calm conditions at Harding Park. Li, the 25-year-old from China, opened with two birdies and then made a 15-foot birdie at the fifth hole. He added back-to-back birdies on Nos. 9 and 10. He shot 67 on Thursday. The cut was looking to be about 1 over, though it could fall to 2 over if the wind picks up.Fowler could use the extra two days. He hasn’t had a top 10 since January and has fallen out of the top 30 in the world ranking for the first time since 2014.___Li Haotong has taken a three-stroke lead into the clubhouse at the PGA Championship.Li shot a 5 under par 65 on Friday in the second round at Harding Park in San Francisco. When the 25-year-old from Shanghai finished up, he was three strokes ahead of four golfers. Among them were first-round leader Jason Day, who had yet to tee off for his second round. Of the 11 players who shot 66 or better in the opening round, Brendon Todd is the only one who plays in the morning. He had a 65 and was tied with Jason Day for the 18-hole lead.Friday also is cut day at the first major of the year. Among those in need of a low score to make it to the weekend are Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth.Li hasn’t had a top 10 in any of the eight tournaments he has played around the world this year. He also is coming off a disastrous Presidents Cup debut in which he played only the minimum matches.Li is sponsored by WeChat, the Chinese social media company that President Donald Trump has threatened to ban in the United States. ___ The Latest: Fowler misses 6-inch putt that could be costly August 7, 2020 Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditSAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Rickie Fowler shot a 69 on Friday in the PGA Championship to finish two rounds at 2-over 142. That probably will be right on the cut line for whether he makes it to the weekend at the Harding Park.And if he doesn’t, it will be hard to forget about the sixth hole.Fowler missed an 8-foot par putt, and as he stepped over to tap it in, his putter scuffed the green and nudged his ball about an inch. He then tapped in for a double bogey.last_img read more

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Morgan Hackworth draws from father’s coaching background in freshman season at Syracuse

first_imgMorgan Hackworth, 8 years old and ready to show off a new move he had been working on for some time, stood surrounded by his father and the United States U-17 Men’s National team his father coached.“I used to be a little ball boy that would just run around,” Hackworth said. “One day, my dad was like, ‘If you can do a rainbow in front of the whole team — because I had been working on that for a long time — then you can come and play with the team.’”Hackworth flicked the ball from behind him over his head, rainbowing the ball and then getting mobbed by the crowd of players.John Hackworth, Morgan’s father, has coached all levels of soccer, from Wake Forest men’s and women’s teams and youth national teams to the Philadelphia Union of Major League Soccer. The foundation that John helped Morgan form in soccer is the one that Morgan has used to forge his own path.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textMorgan is now a freshman at Syracuse and the 140th-ranked recruit in the Class of 2015 by College Soccer News. He’s started in two of the Orange’s preseason games. “Morgan is a coach’s son,” SU head coach Ian McIntyre said. “He’s very smart, he’s intelligent, his use of the ball is good, he really sees the game very well.”Morgan knew he’d end up a soccer player. His two younger brothers play the sport, and from a young age Morgan hung around his father’s teams. John’s coaching career moved the Hackworth family from Florida to Philadelphia, where John coached the Union when Morgan was in eighth grade.While initially the Union didn’t have an academy — a youth development program to grow talent — Morgan joined the first Union academy team when it came to fruition.Morgan’s father didn’t coach him directly, but did provide advice for his son. Although some of the critiques his dad would hand down were repetitive, Morgan has seen their value over time.“Listening to him talk about his ideologies of soccer,” Morgan said, “… tactically and formationally and thinking on the ball, that’s been huge for me just to, like, know the game and become a smart soccer player.”When Morgan was recruited in high school, Wake Forest came knocking, partially because his father both coached and played at the school. But after Morgan met McIntyre, he knew McIntyre was a coach he wanted to learn from.John missed the Orange’s three preseason exhibitions while coaching the U.S. U-15 boys’ squad in England as Morgan’s started down his own path. He spent this summer at SU, working with assistant strength and conditioning coach Corey Parker. Morgan ran 2,000 meters before class and lifted weights after. McIntyre said Morgan has been one of the fittest players on the team.So far, McIntyre has rotated Morgan and various players into the preseason lineup to decipher combinations for the regular season. Really, it’s not all that different from when Morgan was doing rainbows in front of the U-17 U.S. Men’s National Team.The gaze of his father has been replaced by that of McIntyre, the U-17 players have been replaced by his Syracuse teammates and instead of a rainbow, all eyes are on his collective game.“I wanted to do my own path. He went to Wake Forest and there was a lot of pressure on me to go in that direction, to go there,” Morgan said. “… I really wanted to come here and win a national title with this team and start my own thing here at Syracuse.” Comments Published on August 25, 2015 at 7:37 pm Contact Chris: cjlibona@syr.edu | @ChrisLibonati Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

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J.J Watt named Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year

first_imgJ.J. Watt may have been born and bred in Wisconsin, but in 2017 it was Houston — his NFL home — that needed his help.When Hurricane Harvey devastated the Houston area, it inflicted $125 billion in damages which ties it with Hurricane Katrina for the costliest tropical cyclone on record, and the human toll was crushing. The hurricane killed at least 107 people in the U.S. and displaced more than 30,000 people.As we have seen again and again in our nation’s history, often times when disaster strikes, the sports community responds earnestly.The Houston Texans defensive end sprung into action the day the storm struck Houston. He posted a video on Twitter asking for donations to help with the recovery efforts, and the response was immediate.NFL pass interference unfair, should adopt NCAA rulesThere’s nothing quite like an opponent penalty in college football. The student section breaks into chants and jeers, mocks the Read…The video, shot with his cell phone in a hotel room, was meant to reach $200,000. Donors surpassed that goal almost immediately. After all the fundraising was done, Watt reported over $37 million raised for the city of Houston to help with the hurricane-relief efforts.The donations went through the J.J. Watt Foundation, of which Watt is the founder and president. The foundation has donated money to Wisconsin and Texas schools over the years and lists their motto as “Dream Big, Work Hard.”Saturday night the athlete and philanthropist received the Walter Payton Award, named for the legendary Chicago Bears running back, at the NFL Honors Event.Fergusons and Benzschawels find unique experience in playing with their siblings on the fieldA lot of the atmosphere in football centers around the mentality that there is a brotherhood to the sport, and Read…“I’ve been fortunate to be on this stage and to win Defensive Player of the Year awards, but everything that you do on the field pales in comparison to what you do off the field,” Watt said. “And at the end of my life, if I’m remembered as a football player and a good football player and that’s all I’m remembered for, then I did a poor job in my life. When I go to my grave I want to be remembered as a guy who helped people out and who tried to do as much as he could off the field to be the best man he could be. I’m trying to make my family proud and my fans proud, and go out there and just be the best person I can be and leave the world a little bit better.”The NFL presents the Walter Payton Award to a football player who “makes a positive impact on his community”.Future appears bright for Wisconsin’s NFL prospectsThe University of Wisconsin has a history of sending players off to successful careers in the NFL. Let’s take a Read…Amid Super Bowl hype, a weekend that will be remembered for fallen GOATS and soaring Eagles, Watt shined as the perfect example of what an NFL player and former Badger can do with his platform off the field.last_img read more

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In wake of investigation, Melton leaves USC hoops

first_imgSophomore point guard De’Anthony Melton announced Wednesday morning that he is withdrawing from USC via a statement released on his Twitter account.The guard announced hischoice to withdraw fromUSC to pursue a pro career. Daily Trojan file photo.Confirmed by the USC men’s basketball program just an hour later, Melton revealed that he plans on taking a leave of absence from USC to focus on preparing for the upcoming NBA Draft.“After much thought and consideration, we, as a family, have made the difficult decision for me to withdraw from school,” Melton wrote  on Twitter. “I have reached a crossroads wherein I have decided to focus on honing my strengths and improving upon my weaknesses for competition at the next level.”The announcement comes just a month after USC suspended Melton for the entirety of the 2017-18 season due to his connection to a bribery case in which former assistant coach Tony Bland was charged.Shutting down suspicions that he would potentially come back for the 2018-19 season, the former California state champion is expected to take this off-season to return to his alma mater Crespi Carmelite to train and develop his skills. The USC men’s basketball team tweeted just 40 minutes after Melton’s announcement, “#FightOn, @DeAnthonyMelton! Melton is projected as an NBA first round pick after leading the Pac-12 in steals as a freshman. #USCtotheNBA.”As an integral part of head coach Andy Enfield’s 2016-17 tournament team, Melton provided USC with a Swiss army knife skill set that propelled the Trojans to their first 26-win season in program history and first trip to the round of 32 since 2008.While Melton impressed with 8.3 points, 3.5 assists and 4.7 rebounds a game for USC as a freshman, it was his Pac-12-leading 69 steals and 6-foot-8 wingspan that drew the NBA’s attention. Melton’s 6-foot-4, 200-pound frame allowed the point guard to play alongside senior point guard Jordan McLaughlin as Melton’s defensive capabilities and offensive playmaking allowed players like McLaughlin or even senior guard Elijah Stewart to score baskets at will. With Melton out for the entire season, McLaughlin and sophomore guard Jonah Mathews now carry the brunt of the passing duties as McLaughlin ranks fourth in the nation in assists per game (7.7). Along with losing McLaughlin and Stewart to graduation, USC could potentially lose junior forward Chimezie Metu who has been gaining NBA looks ever since his freshman year. Metu is a staunch advocate of the #FREEDMELT movement but there is no indication whether Metu will join Melton and leave school early to play professional basketball. Although USC has lost an invaluable offensive and defensive piece in Melton, it will now have an extra scholarship to offer for the 2018-19 season and could potentially land another recruit from a loaded 2018 class or even a transfer from another D-I program. Even if the Trojans save the scholarship for 2019 recruits, incoming four-star commits Elijah Weaver and Kevin Porter will both be playing big roles next season for a USC team that has already seen freshman guard Jordan Usher blossom. Barring transfers, USC will still have McDonald’s All-American Chuck O’Bannon, Jr. and even three-star big man Victor Oyaelunmo to work with in the upcoming year.last_img read more

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