Seventy years and still going

first_img Seventy years and still going Skip W.O. Sanders and his wife Irene have been married for 70 years and say they owe it all to walking in love every day.MESSENGER PHOTO/JAINE TREADWELLAsk the Rev. W.O. Sanders of Goshen what it’s like to be married to the same woman for 70 years and his reply will be that he couldn’t imagine not being married to his wife, Irene, for all those years.The couple celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in October and he said, in the beginning, they were an unlikely couple.“Irene was from Little Rock, Arkansas and I lived on a dirt road farm in Pike County,” Sanders said. “The odds were probably one in a million of us meeting.” Sponsored Content Book Nook to reopen You Might Like BE MINE (PHOTOS) Preparing for Valenitne’s Day is always stressful for florists, and Friday was just as busy for Jean’s Flowers. Rob Drinkard… read more But Sanders was called into the Army and he was stationed in Arkansas. Sanders’ sergeant told him there was a girl he needed to meet.Sanders didn’t say it was love at first sight but he didn’t say it wasn’t. But the girl he needed to meet said she would not marry a farmer or a preacher.Luckily for Sanders, he was a soldier so the couple got married and, for more than a year, Uncle Sam kept them separated. But, when Sanders was discharged, the girl, who said she wouldn’t marry a farmer, came home to the farm in Goshen. Remember America’s heroes on Memorial Day Plans underway for historic Pike County celebration By Blood Sugar Blaster Md: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch) Email the author Troy falls to No. 13 Clemson By Jaine Treadwell It was after Sanders retired from farming in 1980, that he answered the call to the ministry. And, there was Irene Sanders, the girl who said she would never marry a farmer or a preacher, married to a farmer and a preacher.Sanders said unbelievable circumstance over the years brought him to the ministry.In 1940, while working peanuts, his clothes got caught in the peanut picker and he could have easily lost a limb or his life. He had two other close calls with farm machinery. When he was in the Army during World War II, he was behind enemy lines for 23 days. Then, in 1961, Sanders had another near miss when the peanut picker he was working caught fire.Later, when Sanders found himself in a declining financial situation, he called on the Lord and the Lord called him right back. Latest Stories “It’s almost unbelievable the way the Lord works things out in our lives,” he said.Irene Sanders had always supported and encouraged her husband and she continued to do so when he answered the call to the ministry.“We were called mostly to country churches and I felt unworthy but blessed to lead those churches,” Sanders said. “Irene is probably more spiritual than I am. She has read the entire Bible 14 or 15 times. We pray together and try to set an example for others. We believe that we should set good examples for others to follow.”A marriage of 70 years and counting is a good example for any couple to follow. And, in setting that example, Sanders said marriage is a give and take union.“You have to learn to give and to take,” he said. “Irene and I have always tried to understand and respect each other. We never raise our voices to each other. We pray together and that is most important.”Sanders said his wife is the heart of their family.“We have two children, seven grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren and Irene keeps us all together,” he said. “She is beautiful inside and out. What more could I say about her. Through all of these years, Irene and I have walked in love. For any couple, that’s the most important thing. To always walk in love every day.” Print Article Pike County Sheriff’s Office offering community child ID kits Published 3:00 am Saturday, February 14, 2015 Around the WebMd: Do This Immediately if You Have Diabetes (Watch)Blood Sugar BlasterIf You Have Ringing Ears Do This Immediately (Ends Tinnitus)Healthier LivingHave an Enlarged Prostate? Urologist Reveals: Do This Immediately (Watch)Healthier LivingWomen Only: Stretch This Muscle to Stop Bladder Leakage (Watch)Healthier LivingRemoving Moles & Skin Tags Has Never Been This EasyEssential HealthMost 10 Rarest Skins for FortniteTCGThe content you see here is paid for by the advertiser or content provider whose link you click on, and is recommended to you by Revcontent. As the leading platform for native advertising and content recommendation, Revcontent uses interest based targeting to select content that we think will be of particular interest to you. We encourage you to view your opt out options in Revcontent’s Privacy PolicyWant your content to appear on sites like this?Increase Your Engagement Now!Want to report this publisher’s content as misinformation?Submit a ReportGot it, thanks!Remove Content Link?Please choose a reason below:Fake NewsMisleadingNot InterestedOffensiveRepetitiveSubmitCancellast_img read more

Opponents appeal decision on Sheffield wind project to Vermont Supreme Court

first_imgAppellants filed a notice of appeal to the Vermont Supreme Court of therulings by the Vermont Environmental Court to reaffirm a stormwaterconstruction permit for UPC Vermont Wind’s Sheffield project.‘It is our belief that the Environmental Court’s rulings are based oncritical misinterpretations and applications of Vermont laws involving theWater Quality Standards (VWQS) and the issue of who has the burden ofproof,’ said Stephanie Kaplan, attorney for the appellants. ‘Thedecision is inconsistent with Vermont legal precedent, with legislativeintent, and if allowed to stand eviscerates the VWQS when it comes tostormwater, which cannot be permissible under the Clean Water Act.’The citizens argue that the most significant error the Court made wasruling that monitoring of streams during construction and applying thenumerical standards and anti-degradation requirements of the VWQS are notpractical or necessary in the context of stormwater. The presumption thatstormwater construction permittees that comply with Best ManagementPractices automatically therefore comply with VWQS creates a veryfar-reaching precedent that cannot be allowed to stand.‘What it means is that the State of Vermont is knowingly putting at riskand willingly trading off unique headwater stream ecosystems including thenative brook trout and other species that inhabit them. These ecosystemsexist only in isolated pockets across Vermont’s mountain landscape,’said Paul Brouha, a retired fisheries biologist and one of the appellantswho live adjacent to the project.last_img read more

Caz’s Pigskin Picks-Week #8 (10-11)

first_imgCOACHES: Scott Moore, 32-25 in 6th year at Greensburg. Justin Roden, 3-4 in 1st year at East Central. Franklin County (3-4) at Batesville (7-0) COACHES: Shane Wellman, 9-10 in 2nd year at Franklin County. Eric Heppner, 127-77 in 18th year at Batesville. SAGARIN RATINGS: Greensburg, 58.41, 121st overall, 22nd in Class 3A. East Central, 56.86, 131st overall, 29th in Class 4A. LAST MEETING: East Central, 16-0, Oct. 5, 2012. Caz’s Pick:  East Central VS. COMMON FOES: Franklin County 1-4, Batesville 5-0. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Greensburg 24-25, East Central 17-18. LAST OUTING: Oldenburg Academy lost to Indianapolis Washington, 65-7. Union (Dugger) lost to Eastern Greene, 64-0. SAGARIN RATINGS: Union (Dugger),-5.56, 324th overall, 64th in Class 1A. Oldenburg Academy,-7.01, 325th overall, VS. COMMON FOES: South Decatur 1-3, North Decatur 1-3. LAST OUTING: Edinburgh defeated Southside HomeSchool, 62-28. Milan defeated South Decatur, 26-6. Caz’s Pick:  South Decatur Rushville (5-2) at South Dearborn (0-7) OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Lawrenceburg 22-20, Connersville 26-23. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Spartans Field. GAME TIME: 7 PM at The Dog Pound.  Country 103.9 WRBI. VS. COMMON FOES: Greensburg 3-1, East Central 3-1. LAST MEETING: North Decatur, 13-0, Oct. 5, 2012. Caz’s Pick:  Milan PREDICTION: Batesville, 45-14. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Batesville, 11-7. LAST MEETING: Milan, 31-0, sectional, Oct. 19, 2012. SAGARIN RATINGS: South Decatur, 26.93, 266th overall, 35th in Class 1A. North Decatur, 26.33, 269th overall, 37th in Class 1A. COACHES: Ryan Knigga, 21-10 in 3rd year at Lawrenceburg. Adam Kelly, 9-9 in 2nd year at Connersville. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Trojan Field.   WRBIRADIO.COM Greensburg (4-3) at East Central (3-4) LAST OUTING: Lawrenceburg defeated Rushville, 34-0. Connersville lost to East Central, 48-23. VS. COMMON FOES: Lawrenceburg 4-0, Connersville 1-3. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: East Central, 15-0. SAGARIN RATINGS: Rushville, 52.75, 156th overall, 34th in Class 3A. South Dearborn, 26.03, 271st overall, 60th in Class 4A. PREDICTION: East Central, 32-31. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: South Decatur 25-24, North Decatur 30-19. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Rushville 21-28, South Dearborn 26-23. LAST OUTING: Greensburg lost to Batesville, 42-14. East Central defeated Connersville, 48-23. Oldenburg Academy (1-4) at Union (Dugger) (0-7) LAST MEETING: Rushville, 14-7, Oct. 16, 1998. LAST OUTING: Rushville lost to Lawrenceburg, 34-0. South Dearborn lost to Franklin County, 56-20. COACHES: Bill Unsworth, 10-25 in 4th year at Edinburgh. Ed Wagner, 3-4 in 1st year at Milan. COACHES: Rod Martin, 18-29 in 5th year at South Decatur. Garry Sauley, 71-66 in 14th year at North Decatur. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Ed Knarr Field. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings. PREDICTION: Rushville, 42-14. GAME TIME: 7 PM at Knights Stadium. SAGARIN RATINGS: Milan, 54.34, 147th overall, 19th in Class 2A. Edinburgh, 17.61, 297th overall, 49th in Class 1A. GAME TIME: 7 PM at The Tee Pee. Caz’s Pick:  Rushville SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Rushville, 1-0. LAST MEETING: Batesville, 14-13, Oct. 5, 2012. PREDICTION: North Decatur, 29-28. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Edinburgh 10-25, Milan 33-16. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: South Decatur, 11-7. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Oldenburg Academy 11-15, Union (Dugger) 25-17. PREDICTION: Milan, 56-14. SAGARIN RATINGS: Batesville, 75.27, 38th overall, 5th in Class 3A. Franklin County, 47.86, 173rd overall, 40th in Class 4A. South Decatur (2-5) at North Decatur (2-5) VS. COMMON FOES: Rushville 3-2, South Dearborn 0-5. COACHES: Rocky Alspaugh, 63-72 in 14th year at Rushville, 83-92 in 18th year overall. Chris Nobbe, 0-7 in 1st year at South Dearborn. OPPONENTS’ RECORDS: Franklin County 19-30, Batesville 23-26. Caz’s Pick:  Batesville Lawrenceburg (5-2) at Connersville (2-5) Caz’s Pick:  Lawrenceburg LAST OUTING: Franklin County defeated South Dearborn, 56-20. Batesville defeated Greensburg, 42-14. Edinburgh (4-3) at Milan (3-4) SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: Milan, 20-0. Here are this week’s picks.The best of luck to our area teams. PREDICTION: Union (Dugger), 35-31. Caz’s Pick:  Oldenburg AcademyCourtesy of the IHSAA and John Harrell. COACHES: Wes Gillman, 1-4 in 1st year at Oldenburg Academy. Todd Gambill, 67-126 in 19th year at Union (Dugger). SAGARIN RATINGS: Lawrenceburg, 62.24, 97th overall, 15th in Class 3A. Connersville, 45.46, 187th overall, 44th in Class 4A. SERIES LAST 15 YEARS: No meetings. PREDICTION: Lawrenceburg, 38-17. LAST OUTING: South Decatur lost to Milan, 26-6. North Decatur lost to Indian Creek, 61-27. VS. COMMON FOES: Edinburgh 0-2, Milan 2-0. GAME TIME: 8 PM at Bulldog Field.last_img read more

Dzeko delighted with new deal

first_img Dzeko dazzled in his side’s win at Newcastle in their season opener last weekend, after which boss Manuel Pellegrini made no secret of the player’s importance to the team. After agreeing a deal which will keep him at the Etihad Stadium until at least 2018, Dzeko said it had never crossed his mind to angle for a big-money move elsewhere. Dzeko told City’s official website: “I’m really happy here at City – it’s a second home to me so it was an easy decision to stay for the long-term. “I knew from the beginning when I started here that I wanted to stay for a long time – I can’t see any place better than here. “I’m settled perfectly to life here, I know my team-mates, the club, the team, very well and I feel like I can improve even more. “Over the last three-and-a-half years we’ve made history together but I feel like we are only at the start of something really special. “There are still so many objectives and goals that I want to reach from my career in the game and I believe I am in the perfect place to achieve them all.” The 28-year-old Dzeko has made a big impression at City since his £27million move from Wolfsburg in January 2011. He has scored 66 goals for City and none more vital than the equaliser against QPR on the last day of the 2011/12 season which paved the way for Sergio Aguero to make history with an injury-time title-winning goal. Despite a disappointing World Cup campaign with Bosnia, Dzeko scored the winner in the final group game against Iran. And he got City’s season up and running on Sunday with a superb back-heel to set up the opener for David Silva at St James’ Park. Manchester City striker Edin Dzeko has capped a dream start to the new Barclays Premier League season by signing a new four-year contract with the club.center_img Press Associationlast_img read more

ŽKK ”Jedinstvo” is the best team in the first part of the female basketball season

first_imgThe official part of the season of female basketball competition is finished. Basketball team ŽKK ”Jedinstvo” from Tuzla dominated the competition and won against ”Borac”. With this victory they have finished the first part of the competition with maximum ten victories.Besides the team from Tuzla, female basketball teams such as ”Željezničar” and ” Borac” as well as other three teams ”Mladi Krajišnik”, ”Sloboda” and ”Čelik” will play for the title of the champion. The best two teams of this part of the season are ”Mladi Krajišnik and ”Jedinstvo” and they are expected in the final matches for the title of the champion.The competition for the title of the champion should start towards the middle of March.last_img read more

Wilshere says Arsenal still believe after Atletico draw

first_img“It was definitely not the result we wanted but the performance was good and we have got to take confidence from that and take that into the away fixture,” the midfielder said.“It is half-time. We cannot be too disappointed. We created a lot of chances. If we create chances and put them away then we have got a chance.”Arsenal travel to Old Trafford to face Manchester United in the Premier League on Sunday but, with a top-four berth seemingly out of reach, Wenger will be focused on which players will feature in the Spanish capital four days later.Arsenal’s Hector Bellerin admitted Atletico are favourites to progress.“Atletico are a team that know how to make you suffer,” he said. “They know how to create chances and score goals.“It’s only 1-1, though, and the tie is still open. We know it will be hard playing in their stadium but there are positives that we can take.”An opportunity missed but we’re still in this tie – let’s learn from last night and stick together until the end ? #WeAreTheArsenal ?— Arsenal FC (@Arsenal) April 27, 2018Share on: WhatsApp United Kingdom | AFP | Jack Wilshere says Arsenal can take confidence from their Europa League semi-final draw against Atletico Madrid, despite the frustration of conceding a late away goal.With the visitors on the back foot for much of Thursday’s first-leg contest at the Emirates Stadium following Sime Vrsaljko’s early dismissal, the Gunners dominated the game and looked set to take a lead to Madrid next week when Alexandre Lacazette headed them in front.But Antoine Griezmann capitalised on weak defending to convert a late equaliser and secure a 1-1 draw.Diego Simeone’s side have lost only twice at home since moving to the Wanda Metropolitano last summer, one of those a Champions League group game against Chelsea.Atletico have also gone 11 home games without conceding a goal, and Arsenal head to Spain needing two to win the game. But, ahead of what could be Arsene Wenger’s last European match in charge as he prepares for the end of his 22-year reign in the summer, Wilshere believes there is reason for Arsenal to be positive.last_img read more

International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule

first_img8 Feb 2017 International highlights in 2017 England championship schedule England Golf will host many of the world’s finest amateur players this year when it stages the European Men’s International Amateur Championship at Walton Heath in Surrey. The winner will book a place in the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale and the event will be one of the highlights of a packed calendar, alongside the Brabazon Trophy at Woodhall Spa, the Lincolnshire home of England Golf; and the Men’s Home Internationals at Moortown in Yorkshire. The 2017 England Golf championship season – for which entries have just opened – will feature events for elite amateurs and handicap golfers across the length and breadth of the country. The most southerly will be played at Trevose in Cornwall, and the most northerly at Berwick-upon-Tweed in Northumberland. There will be celebrations along the way – and not just from the winners. Two of the host clubs are marking their 125th anniversaries in 2017: South Staffs, which will host the English senior women’s amateur in May, and Harrogate, which will hold the senior women’s Brenda King Foursomes in October. The much sought-after Brabazon Trophy is the high spot of the early season. It will be played on the renowned Hotchkin course at Woodhall Spa in May and will attract a top-class international field. The title of English men’s open stroke play champion is one of the most prized in amateur golf and past winners include Major champions Sandy Lyle and Charl Schwartzel. It’s followed at the end of June by the European Amateur on the world-class Old Course at Walton Heath (image courtesy Charles Briscoe-Knight). This will be played immediately after the R&A’s Amateur Championship in Kent, creating a ‘double’ which should prove extremely attractive to international players from around the globe. It will be the second time England Golf has hosted this championship, having staged it 25 years ago at Hillside in Lancashire. England’s most recent European champion was Ashley Chesters, who won back-to-back-titles in 2013 and 2014 and took great advantage of his place in The Open of 2015. He tied 12th at St Andrews, springboarding his professional career and he is now playing on the European Tour. The keenly contested Men’s Home Internationals will be played in August at Moortown, which hosted the first Ryder Cup on British soil. England will take on the challenge of Scotland, Ireland and Wales and bid to regain the trophy for the first time since 2013 – when the championship was also held in Yorkshire, at Ganton. The England women’s team will defend their Home Internationals on home ground at Little Aston in Staffordshire, in a championship run by the newly merged R&A and the LGU. Other key dates for leading women golfers include the English women’s amateur at Lindrick in Yorkshire, and the increasingly international English women’s open stroke play at Woodhall Spa in August. Woodhall Spa will play a prominent role in England Golf championships for 2017 and will also host Golf Week, the showcase for a series of handicap events. The finalists in six team and individual events will be invited to Woodhall Spa to play off for their titles and be treated to the full English championship experience. England Golf runs more events for handicap golfers than for elite players and other tournaments for club golfers will be played throughout the season. These include the PING Family and Women’s Fourball tournaments, the Schools’ Team Championship, the Abraham Trophy to find England’s most improved girl golfer and the women’s Par Three championship. Click here for more information on all England Golf events and to enter men’s, women’s and senior championships.last_img read more

Holidays Aren’t Complete Without ‘The Nutcracker’

first_img“Mymom was a dancer and I started when I was 3,” she said. “I was 6 when I startedat the Academy of Dance Arts. Fortickets for Paramount Theatre, Asbury Park, Dec. 7 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. or Oneof the reasons this is the most wonderful time of the year is the abundance ofholiday entertainment for families. “Afterthat,” Jacey said, “you get offered a contract or find a new company.” “Additionally,Jacey has shown to be an eager learner. Her desire to improve every day hasbeen apparent,” he said. “She also brings a positive spirit in a disciplinethat can often be incredibly challenging.” Lookfor her in the corps for “Waltz of the Snowflakes” and “Waltz of the Flowers.” ARB’s new ballet master Ian Hussey, a former principal dancer with the Pennsylvania Ballet, plays the mysterious Uncle Drosselmeyer. Adapted from E.T.A. Hoffmann’s story “The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,” the ballet tells the story of a young girl named Clara and how a mysterious gift from her Uncle Drosselmeyer brings about enchanted dreams and fantastical scenes. The ARB production includes more than 100 performers from the company and its school. Shesaid her parents, Melissa and Jim Schnappauf, have been verysupportive of her choices, including leaving Shore Regional High School in WestLong Branch after two years to pursue her dream. She is continuing her studiesonline. By Gretchen C. Van Benthuysen ARBwas founded in 1963 by Audrée Estey as thePrinceton Regional Ballet Company; the company turned professional in 1978 and wasrenamed Princeton Ballet Company. In 1990 it became the American Repertory Ballet. It also operates the Princeton Ballet School withstudios in Cranbury, New Brunswick and Princeton. “Itwas intense, but that’s where I refined my technique,”she said. “I loved it more and more and decided I wanted to do this full time. “Asmy technique developed I could push myself and more opportunities opened up,”she said. Sheenrolled in ARB’s summer dance intensives, lasting two to five weeks, and thatled to the trainee invitation. “ARB’s‘Nutcracker’ is a timeless family tradition and a wonderful way to celebratethe magic of the season,” said Julie Diana Hench, executive director. “It’s agreat introduction for all ages to professional ballet and a treat for ourdancers, knowing that it brings such joy to audiences year after year.” Alsoin the cast is Jacey Schnappauf, 16, from the SharkRiver section of Neptune. She studied dance for 10 years, training underNicholas and Shayne Mishoe, owners of the Academy of Dance Arts in TintonFalls. Meanwhile,Jacey is really looking forward to Dec. 7. It’s her 17th birthday and she willbe dancing at the Paramount Theatre, just a few miles from her hometown. “Jaceyis a committed and extremely focused student,” said Ian Hussey, ARB’s balletmaster, who also portrays Uncle Drosselmeyer in the ballet. “Physically, she isgifted with rare length and, although being tall can sometimes be difficult foryoung dancers, she is quite technically strong. Thisis her first year with ARB as a trainee, a two-year bridge program, between thestudent phase of training and a professional career. Sixteen-year-old Jacey Schnappauf of Neptune will be part of the cast of American Repertory Ballet’s “Nutcracker.” Scheduledspecial guests for certain performances of the ARB’s “The Nutcracker” includetwo New York City Ballet dancers – soloist Unity Phelan (a former PrincetonBallet School student) as the Sugar Plum Fairy, accompanied by principal dancerAdrian Danchig-Waring – for two performances in Princeton. Also, fiveperformances in New Brunswick feature an orchestra and the Princeton Girlchoir. Shehas been looking into Ballet West, Salt Lake City, Utah, which she said isknown for its tall dancers. Jacey is 5 feet 8 inches tall. American Repertory Ballet’s production of “Nutcracker” will ring in the holiday season with several performances, including Dec. 7 at Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Photo courtesy Leighton Chen “Welook for talented dancers that show technical proficiency, artisticsensibilities and a desire to grow and learn in a professional environment,”Hench said. “A positive attitude and strong work ethic are also key for thesestudents.  “Fromthe beginning, we could see that Jacey is a very disciplined, dedicated andtalented young dancer who is deeply invested into her dance education.”  A perennial favorite is “The Nutcracker” and the American Repertory Ballet (ARB) has scheduled 15 performances at theaters around the state through Dec. 21, including two Dec. 7 at the Paramount Theatre in Asbury Park. Other venues include McCarter Theatre Center, Princeton; the State Theatre New Jersey, New Brunswick, and the Patriots Theater at the War Memorial, Trenton. Thisyear, seven out of eight ARB2 dancers came from the trainee program. ARB2is the development company where young dancers work directly with the maincompany.last_img read more

Chelsea vs Lyon: TV, stream & preview

first_imgChelsea will face Lyon in the International Champions Cup to contest their final pre-season fixture on Tuesday ahead of the start of the Premier League this weekend.New manager Maurizio Sarri will have one final opportunity to implement his philosophy and style of play onto his team before the Blues play their first competitive match of the season away to Huddersfield Town.The West London side will be looking to bounce back from a disappointing defeat in the Community Shield where they lost 2-0 to Manchester City, and will still potentially be without a crop of their World Cup participants as the likes of Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante had only recently returned to training. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Lyon are buoyed by the return of captain Nabil Fekir to the side following a recent 1-0 loss to Inter in the ICC. Game Chelsea vs Lyon Date Tuesday, August 7 Time 8:05pm BST / 3:05pm ET TV Channel, Live Stream & How To Watch In the United States (US), the game will be shown on ESPNEWS and ESPN Deportes and livestreamed on WatchESPN. US TV channel Online stream ESPNEWS, ESPN Deportes WatchESPN In the United Kingdom (UK), the game can be watched live and streamed on Premier Sports. UK TV channel Online stream Premier Sports Premier Player Squads & Team News Position Chelsea players Goalkeepers Caballero, Green Defenders Rudiger, Alonso, Zappacosta, Christensen, Azpilicueta, Luiz, Palmieri, Zouma Midfielders Fabregas, Jorginho, Drinkwater, Barkley, Bakayoko, Moses, Willian, Ampadu, Loftus-Cheek, Batshuayi Forwards Morata, Pedro, Musonda, Hudson-Odoi, Abraham International duo Eden Hazard and N’Golo Kante have returned to Cobham following their post-World Cup holidays though may not be in line to participate in Tuesday’s fixture due to lack of match fitness. Goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois did not report on what was expected to be his first day back in training as he looks to force a move to Real Madrid.Jorginho could be handed a start once again as Sarri continues to apply his philosophy onto the team, while striker Alvaro Morata may be relegated to the bench following a disappointing performance against Man City in favour of Michy Batshuayi.Potential Chelsea XI: Caballero; Azpilicueta, Christensen, Rudiger, Alonso; Barkley, Jorginho, Fabregas; Willian, Batshuayi, Pedro. Position Lyon players Goalkeepers Gorgelin, Racioppi Defenders Dubois, Marcelo, Martins-Pereira, Mendy, Morel, Rafael, Solet, Tete Midfielders Aouar, Caqueret, Diop, Ferri, Ndombele, Tousart, Fekir Forwards Gouiri, Maolida, Mariano, Memphis, Terrier, Traore The trio of Maxwel Cornet, goalkeeper Anthony Lopes and Fernando Marcal will be unavailable for the clash.Potential Lyon XI: Gorgelin; Da Silva, Marcelo, Morel, Mendy; Tousart, Depay, Ndombele; Traore, Mariano, Terrier.Betting & Match Odds Chelsea are priced at odds of winning 5/4 according to oddschecker , while a draw is available at 5/2. A win for Lyon is up for 19/10.Match Preview Marcelo Lyon ICC 2018Chelsea will be hoping to conclude their pre-season preparations with a victorious result against Lyon as Sarri will be focusing on working to integrate his World Cup participants for the first time.The likes of Hudson-Odoi and Pedro started out wide in Sunday’s 2-0 defeat to English champions in the Community Shield, and Hazard and Willian could be instead be drafted onto the pitch – though Sarri will have to keep their fitness levels and the Premier League opener against Huddersfield Town in mind.Belgian international Courtois has also returned to England following his post-World Cup holiday, but is a doubt to feature in the squad to face Lyon after he purposely missed out on training in order to force a move to Real Madrid.That leaves the Blues with reserve goalkeeper Willy Caballero and new arrival Rob Green to fill in for the 26-year-old between the sticks. Sarri admitted that his side needed to improve following Sunday’s loss, telling reporters: “It’s not very easy. In the next week we have a friendly match again. I prefer in this moment to be on the pitch with the players training.”In the second half [of the Community Shield] there was a big difference from the physical point of view. So we have to work. Our pre-season until now has been a bit crazy, so we have to work.”Lyon manager Bruno Genesio will be happy to re-introduce midfielder Fekir to the side following a summer that saw the French international nearly complete a move to Liverpool. The midfielder was on the verge of signing for the club until he was unable to pass his medical, and has since been re-integrated to the side.The Ligue 1 club’s ICC exploits have seen them taste defeat to Inter but emerge victorious against Benfica, and will also be looking to round off their pre-season on a high before opening up their season against Amiens on Sunday.last_img read more

India football goalkeeper Subrata Paul fails dope test

first_imgIndia goalkeeper Subrata Paul has tested positive for a banned substance, the All India Football Federation (AIFF) said on Tuesday.”His sample A has tested positive,” AIFF secretary Kushal Das told Reuters.National Anti-Doping Agency chief Navin Agarwal confirmed the former India captain was tested by NADA officials in March but declined to elaborate further.The 30-year-old was India’s number one choice under the bar before slipping down the pecking order, behind Norway-based Gurpreet Singh Sandhu, in recent times.Paul did not take calls when Reuters contacted him.”It’s now between him and NADA. He has to decide whether he wants his B sample tested,” Das said.”But of course if he needs guidance, the federation is always there.”last_img read more