INDOT orders State Road 46 bridge to close near Batesville

first_imgBatesville, Ind. — The Indiana Department of Transportation has closed State Road 46 West of Batesville. Crews have begun to make structural repairs to the bridge over Little Laughery Creek and will finish later this summer. During the closure heavy traffic will be required to use State Road 229, I-74 and Decatur County Road 850 East.Inspectors recently determined an additional support was needed in the center span in order for the bridge to remain safe.INDOT engineers are currently developing a project that would rehabilitate or bypass the historic bridge as part of the transportation improvement plan.last_img read more

Yohan Blake confident ahead of Commonwealth Games

first_img2011 World Champion, Yohan Blake, says both he and his world-renowned coach Glen Mills, are anxious to get back to the form that established him as the world’s second fastest man.Blake owns the second fastest times ever run over both the 100m and 200m, surpassed only by recently retired sprint king and compatriot Usain Bolt.   But following a career-threatening hamstring injury in 2012, the 28-year-old, has struggled to get back to his world-beating best.  But now he feels the Commonwealth games offers the avenue for a good comeback.“I’m looking forward to that night in the final in Australia,” Blake was recently quoted by Digicel Sports Max as saying. “I don’t have a Commonwealth medal. It’s very important for me to have one in my trophy case.’’The 2018 Commonwealth Games, officially known as the XXI Commonwealth Games and commonly known as Gold Coast 2018, is set for April 4-15, 2018 at the Carrara Stadium in Carrara, Australia.last_img read more

Stephen F. Austin upsets Duke with stunning fast-break buzzer-beater

first_img“I was confident. I just wasn’t sure if the dude was gonna foul me at the end. I wanted to get it on the rim just to give us a chance. You do lay-up drills the moment you touch a basketball and that was just another one. It’s a different pressure when someone’s chasing your back for the game buzzer, but that’s a lay-up.”Stephen F. Austin’s upset over top-ranked Duke marks the third time this season that college basketball’s No. 1 team has fallen. Preseason No. 1 Michigan State lost on opening night to then-No. 2 Kentucky. The following week, the newly ranked No. 1 Kentucky lost at home to Evansville, allowing Duke to take over the top spot.The win snaps Duke’s 150-game nonconference winning streak that dates all the way back to 2000, which was the longest in the nation. It was also reportedly Duke’s first loss to an unranked, non-Power Conference team since losing to Wagner in 1983. MORE: Georgia’s Anthony Edwards thrills NBA scouts, chills Michigan State with 37-point Maui outburstWith both teams tied at 83 in overtime, on what could have been the last possession of the game, Duke’s Tre Jones looked inside for Matthew Hurt for the go-ahead score. His errant pass was knocked away and stolen by Lumberjacks forward Gavin Kensmil, setting up a wild breakaway attempt in the closing seconds. Kensmil fed the ball to Nathan Bain, who sped down the court after the loose-ball scramble and laid the ball in as the buzzer sounded for the win.The full sequence is below:Stephen F. Austin upsets No. 1 Duke in a stunning finish! 😳pic.twitter.com/5zy1Z03Zdc— Sporting News (@sportingnews) November 27, 2019Said Bain of the play: “I saw my teammate grab it and I looked up the clock. We had about 2.6 seconds, I was like, ‘I gotta get on my horse.’ Then nobody saw me so I’m just trying to go as fast as I can to lay it up, like a lay-up drill. I could feel the dude on my back, so I laid it up and just prayed it’d go in. Stephen F. Austin pulled off a stunning upset over No. 1 Duke on Tuesday, capturing a 85-83 overtime victory in an instant classic.The Lumberjacks, who entered the game as 27.5-point underdogs, clawed back from a 15-point second-half deficit to shock a star-studded Blue Devils team. That comeback was capped with an improbable final play.last_img read more