Registration open for the ’33rd Annual 2018 Summer Day of Golf’


first_imgGreensburg, In. — The Greensburg-Decatur County Chamber of Commerce will present the “33rd Annual 2018 Summer Day of Golf” on August 3 at the Greensburg County Country Club.Registration begins at 10 a.m., shotgun start at 11 a.m.The event is sponsored by Aspen Place Health Campus, Decatur County Memorial Hospital, Decatur County REMC, Enhanced Telecommunications Corporation, Fifth Third Bank, Hilliard Lyons, Greensburg Daily News, Prime Lending and Country 103.9 WRBI.Register online here.last_img

Orioles GM Mike Elias confirms that Orioles-Marlins game in Miami has been postponed


first_img Associated Press Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditBALTIMORE (AP) — Orioles GM Mike Elias confirms that Orioles-Marlins game in Miami has been postponed. July 27, 2020center_img Orioles GM Mike Elias confirms that Orioles-Marlins game in Miami has been postponedlast_img

Lakers’ Byron Scott, Jeremy Lin view his struggles differently


first_img“My initial expectations were very different than what happened,” the 26-year-old Lin said. “I was hoping to compete for a playoff spot and we would have guys healthy. But it looks very different than it is right now.”As the Lakers (13-40) are destined to miss the postseason for the second consecutive year amid a season flush of injuries, Lin has experienced his own tailspin.Lin arrived here last summer after the Lakers acquired him from Houston to back up veteran guard Steve Nash. But after Nash suffered a season-ending back injury before the year even started, Lin jumped into the starting lineup as an off-ball guard to complement Kobe Bryant. Lin then lost his starting spot in favor of veteran guard Ronnie Price 20 games later. Lin has since stayed as a reserve, and even sat for one game because of a coach’s decision, as the Lakers began developing rookie guard Jordan Clarkson. Through those trying times, Lin has averaged 10.2 points on 42.6 percent shooting, 4.6 assists and 2.7 turnovers in 25.5 minutes per game.PHOTOS: Jeremy Lin arrives on the Lakers sceneLin never has never scored less or played less since “Linsanity” took off in New York three years ago. He has never shot so poorly since his rookie season in Golden State five years ago. Lin has never committed so many turnovers in his NBA career as he has this season, overshadowing his career-high in assists and three-point shooting (37.4 percent). Outside the locker room, Lakers coach Byron Scott talked with authority surrounding one of the team’s greatest riddles. What is going on with Jeremy Lin?“It’s been so up and down with the consistency,” Scott said, shaking his head. “Every single night, you’re getting something different.”Inside the locker room, hours after another debilitating loss, Lin stood with his shoulders slumped. His voice sounded quiet, but he spoke articulately about the weight of a failed Lakers season. “It’s tough. He’s expected to live up to ‘Linsanity,’” Lakers forward Nick Young said. “It’s a lot of pressure. But he can’t let everything get to him. Everything he does, he’s singled out more than anybody.”Hence, Lin faces uncertainty heading into Thursday’s trade deadline. But two problems emerge. His play with the Lakers has diminished his trade value. NBA teams also could consider Lin’s expiring contract, worth $14.9 million, too burdensome. “I’ve been in cut rumors and trade rumors for a long time. So I’m not worried about it.” Lin told the Los Angeles Newspaper Group. “It’s just my [Christian] faith. God uses everything for good. That gives me the comfort I need.”Yet, Lin does not seem comfortable wearing purple and gold, offering a neutral perspective on how he hopes the trade deadline unfolds. “I want to be able to have fun and play wherever I am,” Lin said. “I can’t control what they do. If I’m here, I’ll definitely give it my all. If they trade me, I’ll definitely give it my all wherever I am.”Lin and Scott also offered different viewpoints on what contributed to what Lin called “a bumpy year.”Lin has often provided self-criticism. But he suggested the Lakers could have helped him adapt better to circumstances that included sharing ball handling duties with Bryant, running Scott’s Princeton-based offense and morphing from a starter to reserve.“There are adjustments that could’ve been made everywhere from everybody’s standpoint,” Lin said. “I don’t know what they are right now. But if I sat down and thought about it for a long time, I could come up with some stuff.”Scott acknowledged the difficulty Lin faced playing with Bryant and organizing an offense that differed from the traditional and fast-paced systems he enjoyed in New York and Houston. And yet…“I don’t know if you can make it easier,” Scott said. “We go over it pretty much every single day with the way we’re going to play and the style we’re going to play. That adjustment is basically up to the player to take it, buy into it and run with it.”Lin may have described playing with Bryant as “a cool experience” for both his constant feedback and seeing how the Lakers’ star prepared with film study and workout routines. Yet, Lin pinpointed one specific area why he struggled playing with Bryant, perhaps even more than when he teamed with New York’s Carmelo Anthony and Houston’s James Harden.“If his body allowed him to practice more, that would’ve helped,” Lin said of Bryant before playing only 35 games because of season-ending right shoulder injury. “It’s tough to figure it all out, especially when you’re not practicing. Even in the preseason, I didn’t get a chance to practice with him.” Lin’s teammates offered sympathy. But they provided no consensus on why “Linsanity” did not take off in Los Angeles. “He’s got so much talent, so much speed and so much quickness,” Lakers veteran reserve forward Carlos Boozer said of Lin. “But he plays the point guard position so he got me in his ear. He’s got Kobe in his ear. He’s got ‘Swaggy’ in his ear. He’s got Byron in his ear. He’s got a lot to handle. But he’s up to the challenge.”Young believed Scott, Bryant and Lin all could have worked harder to make a more fruitful partnership. Yet, Young also offered a dose of irony, the high-volume shooter suggesting Lin could have become more effective had he adjusted to the team’s needs instead of his own.“I know it’s his contract year, but he could’ve focused on passing a little bit more,” Young said of Lin. “Especially when Kobe was out there, [Jeremy] needed to drop dimes.”Instead, the Lakers mostly believed Lin has tripped over his feet due to analysis paralysis. “Just play basketball,” Scott said. “If you have a shot, take it. If you have a drive, take it. If you don’t, pass it. We make it harder than it should be. It’s not that hard.” Why is it hard?“There are times I will think too much and I lose a little bit of the aggressiveness. But I don’t think it’s a consistent thing,” Lin said. “This is a new system and the least amount of space I’ve played with on the floor. So I’m trying to adjust.” Nearly four months have passed with minimal progress. But Lin called it “too early” to analyze his pending free agency. Instead, Lin held out hope his circumstances will feature a happy ending.“There’s always a silver lining,” Lin said. “That’s what helped me get to the NBA. There’s always a purpose and reason for what you’re going through.”Lin and Scott have different perspectives on that reason, perspectives as different as their demeanor when it comes to answering the Jeremy Lin riddle.center_img Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Errorlast_img read more

Garden party in the Jungle


first_imgThey may be close to the middle of the table, but these two rivals will top the bill in today’s round of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL).Arnett Gardens, a team favoured by neutrals and one which increased in popularity when the likes of Walter Boyd, Onandi Lowe and Fabian Davis – all national players – donned their colours, will headline today’s RSPL action when they host their biggest rivals, Tivoli Gardens, in a game which represents more than football for many. Kick-off time is 3 p.m.While many will be looking on at the quality of football on display, others will be looking at the sharpness, or the lack thereof, of the Arnett Gardens team as they did not train for three days. The Junglists, as Arnett Gardens are dubbed, are, at least, one of two teams in turmoil after the salaries of players and coaching staff were slashed.”There are several things that can affect us, but we just have to put them behind us. Yes, we have not trained for three consecutive days and this morning we had a training session for the first time since then,” Arnett Gardens coach Jerome Waite confirmed to The Sunday Gleaner yesterday.That situation, Waite conceded, could give the visitors the advantage, but he added that the significance of the game will not allow his team to be anything less than competitive.”The opposing team could have the advantage, yes, but a game against Tivoli Gardens is always more than just a game. Politics is always a factor. There is the rivalry and bragging rights, of course. It is our equivalent of a Manchester City-Manchester United derby. That is how big it is.”With that being the situation, you know we will find a way. Anything but a positive result will not satisfy us. Our objective is to ensure that we don’t lose at home – as we did two years ago when we last won,” Waite explained.As far as Tivoli Gardens are concerned, they are running into good form at the right time.”We foresee that this game will be a very tough one as Arnett Gardens are playing well and are playing at home. Traditionally, these games are very physical ones and this should be no different,” Coach Omar Edwards said.”What is good for us is that we are coming off a good result. Our last game, a 3-0 win over Reno, shows that we are capable of scoring goals and preventing other teams from scoring, so this is a plus for us,” added Edwards.EXPERIENCE AND CONFIDENCEWhat is even more positive for Edwards is the fact that his team is gelling nicely. Veteran goalkeeper Edsel Scott, he said, has come in and brought experience and confidence to the team. Scott’s experience, as well as the quality of another veteran, Jermaine Johnson, added to those of emerging stars Elton Thompson, who has scored three goals in two games, and the midfield duo of Tevin Shaw and Marvin Stewart.Arnett Gardens, on the other hand, will be looking to the veteran pair of captain O’neil Thompson and Dicoy Williams to provide leadership at the back and count on the offensive gifts of Fabian Reid, Marvin Morgan, Kemal Malcolm and the young Damari Deacon to provide the ammunition.At Wespow Park, the defending champions, Montego Bay United, will have it all to do against leaders UWI FC, especially in the absence of their top forward, Dino Williams, who got himself sent off against Portmore United last week. Former champions Harbour View will be aiming to continue their stabilisation with a win over the struggling Jamalco.Second-placed Humble Lion will look to show their superiority over the surprisingly competitive Maverley-Hughenden FC. Wolry Wolfe has led Humble Lion from the front as always, but the Humble Lion backline will have to contend with Phillip Peddie, who has scored in every single game he has played since his return from overseas.Portmore United will be looking to add another scalp to their collection when they host the battling Waterhouse at Prison Oval, while Reno will be looking to put some distance between themselves and the bottom two when they host the embattled Boys’ Town.Today’s games:o 3 p.m: Humble Lion vs Maverley-Hughenden – Effortville Community Centreo 7 p.m: Harbour View vs Jamalco – Harbour View Stadiumo 3 p.m: Portmore United vs Waterhouse – Prison Oval Complexo 3 p.m: Montego Bay United vs UWI FC – Wespow Parko 3 p.m: Reno vs Boys Town – Frome Complexo 3 p.m: Arnett Gardens FC vs Tivoli Gardens FC – Anthony Spaulding Complexlast_img read more