Gregory Bernard Stith, age 63 of Florence, Kentucky passed away on Saturday, November 10, 2018. The son of Bernard Rex Stith and Twila Mae (nee: Ertel) Stith was born on October 26, 1955 in Batesville, Indiana. Gregory graduated from East Central High School in 1974 and Indiana University, Bloomington in 1978.He liked Harley Davidson Motorcycles and was co-proprietor of Thoroughbred Harley-Davidson in Florence, KY and Harley-Davidson of Cincinnati. He was a big fan of IU basketball but did not care for UK. Gregory enjoyed most sports but especially enjoyed discussing the updates about the Louisville Cardinals and Cincinnati Bengals team news. He loved taking the grandchildren fishing and most of all, he enjoyed spending time with family and his grandchildren. He will be deeply missed.He is survived by his parents Bernard and Twila Stith; his children Tony (Brigitte) Stith of Mt. Washington, KY, Joe (Amy) Stith of Chicago, IL; grandchildren, Sophia, Gavin, Brayden, Tat, and one on the way Aiden; along with his sister Kimberly Ann Zimmerman of Sunman, IN; and Tony and Joe’s mother, Geralyn Brooks. Visitation will be Thursday, November 15th from 10am -2pm with a 2:00pm funeral blessing immediately following at Meyers Funeral Home in Batesville, Indiana. Burial to follow in the St. Nicholas Catholic Cemetery in Sunman. Memorials may be given to the “Heritage Project” at St. Nicholas School c/o the funeral home. Online condolences at www.meyersfuneralhomes.com
U.S. Senator Todd Young (R-Ind.) joined Representative Eliot L. Engel (D-NY), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, Representative Michael T. McCaul (R-TX), the Committee’s Ranking Member, and Senator Bob Menendez (D-N.J.), Ranking Member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, to introduce a bicameral, bipartisan measure opposing the decision to allow the Turkish military to attack America’s Syrian Kurdish partners.The resolution calls on the White House to put forward a plan to defeat an ISIS resurgence; expresses strong support for Syrian Kurdish forces, recognizing their commitment and sacrifices in the fight against ISIS; calls on Turkey to immediately cease its disastrous military action in Northeast Syria; and calls on the U.S. to stand with Syrian Kurdish communities impacted by violence.“President Trump is right to examine our enduring presence in places where threats have been defeated. However, we learned from President Obama’s premature disengagement from Iraq in 2011 that if we withdraw from countries too quickly our hard-fought gains on the battlefield can be quickly erased and undermine the trust and confidence of our allies. President Trump successfully defeated ISIS, and we need to make sure they remain defeated. The administration should explain this decision in greater detail, and, in light of the severity of the situation, members of Congress should take a time out from politics and stand ready to work constructively to help stabilize the region,” said Senator Young.
“We are creating chances, getting the ball wide and getting the ball into the box.” One of the main beneficiaries of O’Neill’s approach is playmaker Wes Hoolahan, a man whose treatment by Trapattoni baffled his admirers. The Norwich man has started three of the four games of the Ulsterman’s reign to date and is revelling in the opportunity afforded him, even if results have not necessarily gone his side’s way. Hoolahan said: “It’s lovely. It’s great to get on the pitch and hopefully show what I can do. “We are playing well. We are passing the ball well, we are creating a lot of chances. It’s not like we are not playing well – then you have something to worry about. “But you are playing against a world-class team in Turkey, they are well-drilled, so there were positives.” Press Association The 28-year-old defender, who has spent the last season on loan at Sky Bet Championship side Brighton from Wolves, has returned to the Ireland squad under new manager Martin O’Neill this season after being discarded by predecessor Giovanni Trapattoni. He started Sunday night’s 2-1 home defeat by Turkey and will hope to retain his place as the degree of difficulty increases markedly over the next fortnight with friendlies against Italy, Costa Rica and Portugal, all of whom are using the games as part of their preparations for the World Cup finals in Brazil. However, that is a challenge Ward insists he and his team-mates welcome as they look towards September’s opening qualifier in Georgia. He said: “You want to test yourself and especially for us going into a tough qualifying group, you want to play against these teams. “People will look at it and say it might be tougher to get results, but sometimes you learn a lot more about yourself and about the squad when you play against these top teams, and that’s what the management will think, especially going into a tough qualifying campaign. “The more they know about us, the better. You could maybe have chosen easier fixtures, but they want us to go in against these teams and they will definitely learn a lot about us in these next three weeks.” Ward, of course, was part of the Ireland team which fared so poorly in the Euro 2012 finals in Poland and Ukraine as they slipped to successive defeats by Croatia, Spain and Italy, and a disappointing showing in the World Cup qualifying campaign that subsequently cost Trapattoni his job. Replacement O’Neill is busily trying to put his stamp on the squad, and while a more expansive style is yet to pay dividends in terms of results, Ward believes significant progress is being made. He said: “I feel we are getting very close. I think these next couple of weeks will be really vital for us in terms of getting to know how he wants us to play and getting the philosophy on board. “At the minute, we are playing a really attractive style of football. We are keeping the ball well and we are not just keeping it without purpose. Stephen Ward is relishing the chance to test himself against World Cup opposition as he targets qualification for Euro 2016.
NFL Draft 2019: Kyler Murray reportedly cancels Redskins visit Cardinals’ Kliff Kingsbury again praises Josh Rosen: He’s a ‘much better player than I was’ The Cardinals still haven’t made a decision on who they will select with the No. 1 overall pick, even though the NFL Draft is only a little more than a week away.”Number one, we are not done with this process. We have not made a decision with the first overall pick,” Keim said during a press conference Tuesday (via ABC 15). “I’m not going to get into hypotheticals today. We’re nine days away, guys. Anything can happen. According to Bleacher Report, the Cardinals already have received two offers for Rosen, but they want to “save face” and get as close to a first-round pick as possible.Keim, however, wasn’t willing to reveal Arizona’s thought process, and insists his franchise hasn’t made a decision about its draft plan just yet. First-year coach Kliff Kingsbury has remained positive about Rosen’s fit with Arizona, and he indicated Tuesday that Rosen has been “phenomenal,” despite the speculation about the quarterback’s future. Keim added that Rosen has been a “pro’s pro.” “I usually try to be straightforward with you guys, but at this time of year, we all know the drill. It’s fun, it’s good for talk shows and TV, but we have a job to do, as well.”The belief by many is that the Cardinals will select Oklahoma quarterback and Heisman Trophy winner Kyler Murray with the top pick and then trade Josh Rosen, selected with the 10th overall pick in the 2018 draft. Rosen struggled during his rookie season as he completed 55.2 percent of his passes for 2,278 yards. He threw for 11 touchdowns with 14 interceptions in 14 games. Related News “The one thing that I’ve appreciated about him the most since we drafted him, the kid has an unbelievable amount of mental toughness,” Keim said.The Cardinals finished 2018 with a league-worst 3-13 record, missing the playoffs for a third straight season.The 2019 NFL Draft begins with Round 1 next Thursday and runs through Saturday in Nashville.
Skating Sports Federation of BiH assembled a team that will participate on the Junior World Cup in speed skating which will be held in Poland from 22-25 February.In men’s single category, Ademir Babaić, Tarik Omeragić and Kerim Balić will compete, and in relay race Mirza Karić will join them, said the Skating Sports Federation of BiHIn women’s category, Samra Selimbegović and Fatima Omerhodžić will compete.Coach of BiH team in Poland will be Aleksandra Đanešić.On the European Tournament in speed skating that will be held in Sweden on 18-20 January, Nihad Bašić will represent BiH.Skating Sports Federation of BiH did everything, with significant financial aid of BiH Ministry of Civil Affairs and KS Ministry of Sport to ensure that BiH skaters have good training, new jerseys and other sports equipment.
“I’ll cherish that another time.” @Lj_era8 on All-Pro nod pic.twitter.com/pTP04mC5tW— Baltimore Ravens (@Ravens) January 3, 2020Jackson says a playoff defeat to the Los Angeles Chargers last year in his rookie season has given him extra motivation to avoid more postseason heartbreak.He said after the Ravens’ last practice session of their bye week: “That game still motivates me. I still haven’t played my second playoff game yet.”That game is over with. We’ve been having a great year this year. We just got to keep it going. I want a Super Bowl. I’m not worried about that. That was my rookie season.” Lamar Jackson says the Cleveland Browns need to wait after interviewing Ravens offensive coordinator Greg Roman because the Ravens need Roman to focus on their pursuit of a third Super Bowl win.Roman spoke Thursday with the Browns, who are looking for a new head coach after firing Freddie Kitchens last week. Jackson, who was named first-team All-Pro by The Associated Press on Friday, says Roman has enough on his plate as the Ravens, the top seed in the AFC, gear up for the NFL playoffs.MORE: Jackson leading a new era of QBs”They need to chill out,” Jackson said when asked about the Browns’ interest in Roman. “We got something to do right now.”We need him to focus because we need to focus. We’re trying to get somewhere. You guys are going to have your own turn when the season is over with.”Quizzed if he had told Roman what he thinks about the issue, he replied: “Nah, he should know that.”