“November Noel’ comes to Brookville

first_imgBrookville, In. — Main Street Brookville, Inc. invites the public to “November Noel” on Court Street in Brookville on Saturday, November 17 from 1 to 4 p.m.The event includes crafts, games, refreshments, horse-drawn carriage rides, reindeer from Whitetail Acres and the Brookville Theater will present “Polar Express” at 1 p.m. The United Way will also be collecting coats for the less fortunate.last_img

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Alderweireld aware of Costa threat

first_img This has been quite the year for the 25-year-old, having made the loan move to Saints fresh from helping Belgium to the World Cup quarter-finals and Atletico Madrid shock the football world. Alderweireld was part of the Los Colchoneros side which won a first Primera Division title in 18 years and came off the bench in the Champions League final, where rivals Real Madrid cruelly denied them a famous double. Fresh from ending their worst losing streak of the 21st century against Everton, Ronald Koeman’s men triumphed 3-1 against Crystal Palace thanks to goals from Sadio Mane, Ryan Bertrand and Alderweireld. On-loan full-back Ryan Bertrand is ineligible to face his parent club, but manager Ronald Koeman can call upon captain Jose Fonte. Shane Long, Dusan Tadic and Victor Wanyama could come in after starting from the bench at Palace, but Jay Rodriguez (cruciate ligament), Sam Gallagher (knee) and Jack Cork (knock) remain out. Meanwhile, Nemanja Matic hopes to play alongside John Terry for many years to come at Chelsea. The Serbia midfielder has become a key member of a squad which Terry continues to lead with great authority. The 34-year-old Blues captain is entering the final six months of his Chelsea contract, which was extended for a year last summer. Terry, who scored for a second successive game in Friday’s 2-0 defeat of West Ham, is bidding to lead Chelsea to a fourth Premier League title in 10 seasons, but a first since 2010. “John is a big player, he’s our captain and he deserves everything,” Matic told Chelsea TV. “He’s one of the best central defenders in England ever. It’s good to have him in the team. I hope he will continue for a few more years like this.” Should Terry’s form continue it is likely his Chelsea career will be extended in the summer, but his primary focus is on the here and now. So, too, is Matic’s ahead of Sunday’s trip to St Mary’s, where Chelsea will bid to finish 2014 on a high and begin 2015 on top of the Barclays Premier League. “We are focused always on the next game,” Matic added. “We look at this like a new challenge, like a new opportunity to show our quality and we will continue like this. “We had some stretches in the dressing room (after the West Ham win) and we are already focused on Southampton. “We will try to prepare ourselves for that game and I hope we will continue to win.” Jose Mourinho has no injury concerns or suspensions, but must determine how best to utilise his squad with matches against Tottenham and Watford, in the FA Cup, in the following seven days. Southampton’s Toby Alderweireld began 2014 playing alongside Diego Costa and ends it trying to shackle a player he believes is one of the best in the world. It took extra-time for Real to eventually triumph and things could have been so different had star man Costa not been forced off just nine minutes into what proved his last match for Atletico. The bustling forward moved to Chelsea in the summer and has so far justified his £32million price tag, with the Boxing Day strike against West Ham making it 13 goals from his first 15 Premier League matches. Alderweireld faces the unenviable task of attempting to stop Costa adding to that tally on Sunday, with the defender well aware of the threat his former team-mate poses. “It is very difficult because he is fast, he is strong, he has technique,” he said. “He can score goals, is good with his head, so I have to be at my best to stop him.” Costa is not the only threat Alderweireld knows all too well about, having this year also played alongside Eden Hazard, Thibaut Courtois and Filipe Luis. “They are the best players in the world, especially Diego and Eden Hazard,” he said. “We have to be at our top to beat them.” Despite that, he says Southampton will head into the match brimming with confidence after continuing their impressive resurgence at Selhurst Park. Press Associationlast_img read more

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Flurry of positive COVID-19 tests in athletes hurts US restart plans

first_imgNEW YORK: Hopes that sport in the United States might soon return to business as usual suffered a blow on Friday as athletes from golf to hockey tested positive for the novel coronavirus, triggering a shutdown of some facilities.The PGA Tour, which only restarted last week after a three-month COVID-19-forced hiatus, confirmed its first positive test, removing Nick Watney from second-round play at the RBC Heritage in Hilton Head, South Carolina. Over a 24-hour period, Major League Soccer (MLS), National Football League (NFL), National Hockey League (NHL) and Major League Baseball (MLB) confirmed positive tests, and those sports pondered return-to-play scenarios. Leagues are doing extensive testing for coronavirus even among players not showing symptoms. Agencies Also Watch: #NewsMakers: Let’s Talk Depressionlast_img read more

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Karim Benzema arrested over alleged Mathieu Valbuena sex tape blackmail

first_imgReal Madrid and France striker Karim Benzema has been arrested by police investigating an alleged plot to blackmail fellow international Mathieu Valbuena over a sex tape.Former France international Djibril Cisse was recently taken into custody and questioned by French police over the alleged blackmail plot.Cisse was released by police on October 13 following a raid on his house at 6am in Paris.Now French media agency AFP reports Benzema has also been taken into custody over the allegations.The matter relates to a judicial investigation opened in July over claims that Valbuena, who now plays for Lyon, was the subject of an extortion attempt.In October a prosecutor said of Cisse’s arrest: “Djibril Cisse was taken into custody… in connection with a judicial investigation opened in the district court of Versailles on July 31 2015.” The statement said it was “an offence punishable by at least five years in prison.”–Follow Joy Sports on Twitter: @Joy997FM. Our hashtag is #JoySportslast_img read more

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