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  • Lady Pirates Drop Game To Lady Tigers

    first_imgThe Greensburg Lady Pirates traveled to state ranked Lawrenceburg Saturday Morning and kept the host squad out of the net for the first 18-minutes of the match, but the Lady Tigers opened the scoring with two goals at the 22 and 20 minute mark en route to 4 first half goals and an 8-0 victory.The loss drops the Lady Pirates to 2-12 and 1-5 in EIAC play. Keirsten Lynette made 13 saves on the day while Emily Lowe recorded 3 saves in net. The Lady Pirates were not able to record a shot on goal for the match. The defense did force 5 offside traps and many players showed improvement throughout the match.The team will play their final EIAC match on Thursday when they travel to Connersville and conclude the regular season next Saturday at Triton Central.Courtesy of Pirates Coach Mike Myers.last_img read more

  • Fan: Scudamore ‘out of touch’

    first_img The day after selling the latest batch of Premier League TV rights to UK broadcasters for an eye-watering £5.136billion, Scudamore said he did not feel uneasy about the low pay handed out by top clubs to their staff when players were taking home huge wage packets. “No, it doesn’t make me uncomfortable,” Scudamore told BBC Radio 4’s Today programme. Seven days later, almost 45,000 have signed the petition. “We set this petition up in light of the TV deal and Richard Scudamore’s comments,” Sharples added. “We thought it was really important to highlight the staggeringly-low figures being paid to people working at football clubs “I would love it if 100,000 people signed it.” So far Chelsea are the only Premier League club to commit to paying its staff the living wage. Others have introduced the living wage – but only to their contracted employees and not to those whose jobs are sub-contracted to them by the club. “It’s disappointing that Chelsea are the only ones (who have signed up),” Sharples said. “It looks like some clubs are seeking to capitalise on the momentum the campaign is building by putting out these statements saying that they are going to pay their staff the living wage but actually when you look into the detail of it the sub-contracted staff are not included. “There are a lot of people in that bracket – some staff in club shops are sub-contracted, for example.” Sharples has been unable to arrange a face-to-face meeting with Scudamore to discuss the matter. The only meetings he has had have been with the Premier League’s director of policy Bill Bush. “I guess you could say it’s a little bit of a snub,” he said. “Ideally we would be speaking to him (Scudamore) directly. “But I suppose it’s good they are reaching out to a certain extent.” The Premier League had not responded to a request for a comment at the time of publication. A football fan who launched a petition calling on top-flight clubs to pay their staff the living wage has launched an attack on Richard Scudamore, claiming the Premier League chief executive has lost his grasp on reality with his comments on the matter. “The stars that grace the field in the Premier League are world stars, it’s a world market. I don’t set the market rate, it’s set by the world market.” That annoyed Joel Sharples, a Tottenham fan who has been campaigning for the introduction of a minimum living wage for employees of top-flight clubs. Sharples, in conjunction with Citizens UK – a civic alliance of more than 350 community organisations – is calling for Premier League clubs to pay their staff £7.85 per hour (£9.15 per hour in London), rather than the current minimum wage of £6.50 per hour. “Richard Scudamore’s comments showed he is very much out of touch with reality,” Sharples told Press Association Sport. “He is out of touch with the mood of fans and the population as well with regards to inequality and low pay. “When you consider that he is personally getting paid a £1.9million salary, plus a £1million bonus… That bonus would be enough to pay for most people to earn a living wage. “It would cost peanuts for clubs to introduce this.” Last Thursday Sharples set up an online petition calling on all 20 Premier League clubs to commit to paying all their staff the living wage. Press Associationlast_img read more

  • Football hits the road for matchup with Cal

    first_imgKatie Chin | Daily TrojanThe No. 5 Trojans are off to a 3-0 start, but so far each game has been contested in the comfort of the Coliseum. Now, the Trojans embark on the road for the first time this season in a matchup against a burgeoning program in Cal. “There is a mentality that I think you have to take [into road games] to not let the outside distractions come in,” head coach Clay Helton said. “Whether that is a different stadium, different locker room, crowd noise, getting on an airplane and traveling —sometimes it’s the first time for some kids getting on a plane.”As they head into Saturday’s matchup, USC has not lost to Cal since 2003 back when Aaron Rodgers was the Bears’ quarterback. The Trojans’ current winning streak is the longest in a century’s worth of games between the two California programs. While USC has dominated Cal for over a decade, the Bears now possess one aspect of the game they have not had in a long time: a solid defense under new head coach and former USC defensive coordinator Justin Wilcox.“He’s an unbelievable, brilliant coach,” Helton said. “And an aggressive coach. We figure that he will continue that aggressiveness versus us. He’s done it in the last three games.” Cal entered this football season with one of the toughest schedules in the nation (the 13th hardest according to Bleacher Report). Combine that with an inexperienced offensive line, the loss of prolific quarterback Davis Webb to the NFL, and the hardships of breaking in a new head coach, and it looked like the Bears would be on a fast track toward the very bottom of the Pac-12. Yet in Week 4, Cal stands at 3-0, with strong victories over North Carolina and Ole Miss primarily because of an aggressive, revamped defense. Finding statistics to illustrate just how bad Cal was on that side of the ball last year is not a difficult task. The Bears’ unit was the worst in the conference, as they gave up the most points (42.6) and second most rushing yards (272) per game. However, this year, Cal seems to be infused with new energy. Against Ole Miss, it forced three interceptions and sacked budding gunslinger Shea Patterson five times. Experienced Cal defenders like senior linebackers Devante Downs (leads the team in tackles, sacks and interceptions) and Raymond Davison III (23 tackles and two sacks) look like they are finally playing in a system that suits their talents and strengths. One storyline to watch will be how much Wilcox is able to decode USC’s offense given his time on the coaching staff just two years ago.“Justin [Wilcox] and I were together for two years,” Helton said. “So obviously he knows my personality and I know his.”Combine Cal’s defensive turnaround with its still-potent offensive attack (they were first in Pac-12 yards per game in 2016) led by running back Patrick Laird, and the Bears could be a dangerous threat to USC, which is still working out kinks on both sides of the ball. After running backs junior Ronald Jones and freshman Stephen Carr looked dominant against Western Michigan and Stanford, they were stifled in last week’s Texas game. The two combined for just 75 yards, as USC struggled to stay ahead of the chains. The Trojans were 6-of-18 on third down and came up short on all three fourth down attempts, partially due to a litany of drops from the receiving corps. Without effective running, the offense turned to redshirt sophomore quarterback Sam Darnold relying on his arm to make plays late in the game. “You’ve got to have that balance between run and pass,” Helton said. “If you commit to stopping the run, you have to be able to throw the ball … and then convert on 3rd-and-short with that run. Thank goodness the passing game came through that last game.”On the defensive side, USC will be challenged due to a slew of recent injuries. Junior outside linebacker Porter Gustin will be out indefinitely with a lingering big toe injury and a torn bicep. He finished with two sacks alone in the first half against Texas. While junior nickelback Ajene Harris returned to practice on Thursday, Helton was unsure if he’d be able to play a full game against Cal. Meanwhile, both senior outside linebacker Uchenna Nwosu and junior defensive tackle Rasheem Green have been dealing with nagging knee injuries.last_img read more