John J. Wunderlich

first_imgJohn J. Wunderlich, 91, of Aurora, Indiana passed away Friday, March 18, 2016 in Lawrenceburg, Indiana.He was born Monday, May 5, 1924 in Aurora, Indiana, son of the late Henry F. Wunderlich and the late Catherine Steigerwald Wunderlich.He served his Country during WWII as a member of the United States Navy.John was an Owner of H.F. Wunderlich Insurance Co., retiring after over 52 years of service.He was a life member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church. John was baptized, confirmed and served on St. Mary’s Parish Council for 4 years. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, River View Cemetery Board, Charter member of the Lions Club and a member of the American Legion Keith Ross Post #239. John enjoyed fishing but loved time with his friends and family.Surviving are his children, David (Jana) Wunderlich of Aurora, IN; Susan (Gray) James of Houston, TX; sister, Mary Mattingly of Aurora, IN; grandchildren, Ryan (Tammy) Wunderlich, Allison (Rob) Doll, Hannah and Patrick Wunderlich, Raina and Davis James; greatgrandchildren, Jacob and Gracie Wunderlich, Kate and Jack Doll.He was recently preceded in death by his loving wife of 68 years, Joan and a brother, George Wunderlich.Friends are invited 5:00 – 8:00 PM, Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at Rullman Hunger Funeral Home Aurora, Indiana.Mass of Christian burial will be held on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at 11:00 am at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church with Fr. Stephen Donahue officiating.Interment will follow in the River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana. Military graveside services will be conducted by members of local Veterans Service Organizations.Contributions may be made to the St. Mary’s School, Hillforest Historical Society or Aurora Life Squad.. If you are unable to attend services you may call the funeral home office at (812) 926-1450 and we will notify the family of your donation with a card.Visit: www.rullmans.comlast_img read more

Something Good About Travel Teams

first_imgIn past blogs I have been somewhat hard on travel teams for young athletes.  Here is something that is very positive about these programs.  If your son or daughter enjoys the sport and is competitive in it, it obviously enhances their skills.  However, I think it does something even more important for a young athlete.With all that is going on in society today, it is fun to watch these young kids gain new friends through these traveling teams.  They certainly broaden their experiences through contact with different races and ethnic groups.  It is very refreshing to see a group of young men/women getting along.  Not all the arms and heads in the pictures are one color, one race, or one ethnic group.  To these young athletes they are just friends and teammates.last_img read more

Man Utd, PSG jump into Messi scramble; contact made with Dad

first_img Loading… read also:‘Why Inter have Messi ‘advantage’ over Man City’ Additionally, United have reportedly made contact with Messi’s representatives, including his father and agent Jorge, as have Serie A side Inter Milan. Manchester City are also in contact as Messi’s lawyers push for a release from his Barca contract. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Manchester United have acted quickly to news of Lionel Messi demanding a transfer from Barcelona. According to Sport, Manchester United and PSG have already pushed to look to sign the 33-year-old. The report details that Messi would be keen to join former team-mate Neymar, as well as Kylian Mbappe, at the Ligue 1 champions, who lost in the Champions League final on Sunday to Bayern Munich. The arrival of Messi would form a sensational front three duo at the Parc des Princes, as they look to go a step further in Europe next season.Advertisementlast_img read more

Former Eagles defender urges Iwobi to leave Everton

first_imgFormer Nigeria defender, Ifeanyi Udeze, has advised Alex Iwobi to quit Everton. The ex-Arsenal attacker has fallen down the pecking order under Carlo Ancelotti, and new signings will only make it more difficult for him to get a place in the team. Iwobi was not in the match-day squad for their 1-0 win over Tottenham in the Premier League at the weekend, and Udeze thinks the Super Eagle should leave Goodison Park. read also: Rodriguez joins Iwobi, others at EvertonAdvertisement “I think Iwobi should look for another club especially with James Rodriguez signed it will be difficult for him to play,” Udeze said on Brila FM. “Imagine against Tottenham he did not make the bench and even the squad. So for me, he should start looking for another club. “It’s painful for me but as it is, I think the best thing is for him to go elsewhere.” FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 Loading…last_img read more

Two practice dates planned before Sunset opener

first_imgBy Ben DeatherageBANKS, Ore. – Sunset Speedway Park is a month away from opening night of its 2015 season.Before that first race there will be a couple chances for drivers and teams to shake down their cars at the “Banks Bullring.” Saturdays, April 4 and 11 are test and tune dates that will allow drivers to dial in their machines in preparation for the upcoming racing campaign.Each session will be from noon-5 p.m. There is no charge for grandstand admission. Pit passes are $25 and car and driver is $30.IMCA Xtreme Motor Sports Modifieds are on the opening night card Saturday, April 18, along with street stocks, pure stocks, dwarf cars, and 4-Bee’s.last_img read more

Baggies sack Irvine

first_img “We place on record our gratitude for his efforts and hold nothing but good wishes for his future endeavours. This was a decision taken with regret but sadly driven by necessity.” It means the Baggies are now looking for their fourth manager in little more than 12 months. Irvine left his role on the Everton staff to take over from Pepe Mel at The Hawthorns, the Spaniard himself having only joined the club in January last year as successor to Steve Clarke. He admitted in the wake of the defeat to the Potters he did not have control over whether he kept his job after just four league wins in 19 games. Former Tottenham boss Tim Sherwood, who was heavily linked with the Albion job when it was available in the summer, and former Stoke and Palace manager Tony Pulis are among the favourites to succeed Irvine. Meanwhile, the Baggies are not in advanced talks with Liverpool over the sale of striker Berahino. Reports claimed Liverpool were closing in on a £23.5million move for the England Under-21 international, but it is understood they are wide of the mark. The club said in an official statement that Irvine had been placed on garden leave and a ssistant head coach Rob Kelly, with Keith Downing, would take charge of the team for the New Year’s Day game at West Ham. Albion said they expected to be able to name Irvine’s successor by the weekend. Albion technical director Terry Burton said Irvine’s dismissal was “a decision taken with regret but sadly driven by necessity”. He said on the club’s official website: “We appointed Alan in the summer convinced that we had taken on one of the foremost coaches in the UK and nothing that has happened since then has altered our view. “The individual progress of our players such as Craig Dawson and Saido Berahino are testament to that. “But sadly that simply has not translated into results and they remain the ultimate currency of Alan’s position. “Securing a sixth season in the Premier League is the over-riding target and sometimes unpleasant decisions have to be taken to serve that imperative. “Alan has impressed everyone with his manner, dedication and diligence but he knows that results have simply not been good enough. The Baggies boss has paid the price for a run of seven defeats in nine Barclays Premier League games which has left the team in 16th place, a point above the bottom three. The last straw was Sunday’s 2-0 loss at Stoke, a third defeat in a row. Press Association West Brom have sacked head coach Alan Irvine after just half a season in charge. last_img read more

England’s young lions tasked with avenging 2014 shame

first_imgLondon, June 9: Four years ago, there was a collective groan from the whole country as England were spectacularly knocked out of the FIFA World Cup in Brazil at the first hurdle.It was the first time England had been knocked out in the group stages since 1958, and the first time they have been eliminated after just two matches, reports Xinhua news agency.Four years on, Roy Hodgson’s successor Gareth Southgate hopes that among his 23-man squad there will be a winning 11 able to restore honour and glory. Since taking charge of the team, Southgate has lost only two of the 16 World Cup preliminaries, notching up eight wins and six draws.Southgate, who himself competed at the 2002 FIFA World Cup in Japan and South Korea, has named what he believes is a balanced squad with a mix of experience, character and youth.Uncapped Liverpool youngster Trent Alexander-Arnold, at 19, is the youngest member of the squad, while also gaining his first cap is Burnley’s 26-year old goalkeeper Nick Pope.Three 30 something players bring that helping of experience, with Chelsea defender Gary Cahill, at 32, topping the most-capped list with 58 selections for England. Manchester United’s Ashley Young, also 32, has earned 33 caps, and between them they have netted the ball 11 times for England.Forward James Vardy, at 31, is the next oldest player with 21 caps to his credit, as well as seven goals. Southgate has also included a sprinkling of younger players with just a small handful of caps, like Chelsea’s 22-year-old twice-capped midfielder Ruben Loftus-Cheek. Everton goalkeeper, Jordan Pickford, 24, will also be collecting his third cap.“I believe this is a squad which we can be excited about. It is a young group, but with some really important senior players so I feel the balance of the squad is good, both in terms of its experience, its character and also the positional balance,” Southgate said.Southgate described his team as one with a lot of energy and athleticism, but with players that are equally comfortable in possession.“I think people can see the style of play we’ve been looking to develop. The selection process has been over months really, it’s not just been the last few weeks,” he added.Southgate has gone for youth and hope over tried, tested and failed in his 23-man squad for the World Cup.Joe Hart and Jack Wilshere are out but Alexander-Arnold, Ruben Loftus-Cheek, 22, and Marcus Rashford, 20, are in.England will open their World Cup campaign against Tunisia in Volgograd on June 18. They will also meet Group G rivals Panama and Belgium, in the hope that the misfortunes of 2014 will not be repeated. IANSlast_img read more

The Latest: NHRA suspends season for at least 30 days

first_imgThe KHL is widely considered to be the strongest hockey league outside the NHL and is one of the few major sports organizations still operating in Europe.There are now six teams remaining in an eight-club conference semifinal bracket.Finnish club Jokerit withdrew Saturday citing concern for the health of its players and staff. Now Barys Astana says it is withdrawing after authorities in Kazakhstan banned sports events and restricted entry to the country.All six of the remaining teams are based in Russia, where various cities and regions have imposed their own restrictions. Spartak Moscow and Dynamo Moscow played in an empty arena on Wednesday.The KHL said Saturday it was “in consultation with clubs and all relevant authorities to diligently manage the impact” of the virus outbreak. March 16, 2020 With the first four races postponed, the F1 season will not resume until May at the earliest.___11 a.m.Indianapolis Motor Speedway officials say they are holding off on postponing the month of May activities that conclude with the Indianapolis 500 on Memorial Day weekend.The Indy 500 draws crowds in excess of 300,000. Associated Press The Russian league was the largest European soccer competition still operational over the weekend, with more than 33,000 fans attending a game between Zenit and Ural Yekaterinburg on Saturday.One large banner at the match read: “We’re all infected with soccer and will die for Zenit.”___2:10 p.m.The German soccer league has extended its suspension through at least April 2. The extension covers the next round of games and the upcoming international break.League CEO Christian Seifert says “it doesn’t mean that we assume we can play from April 3.”Seifert adds that some clubs could face potential financial collapse and put “tens of thousands of jobs” at risk without funding from TV broadcasts and sponsors.Paderborn player Luca Kilian has tested positive for the coronavirus. Three players in the second division also have the virus.Germany was the last of Europe’s top five leagues to suspend games. ___1:30 p.m.The women’s professional tennis tour has suspended all competition until May 2 because of the coronavirus outbreak.The WTA says it is calling off clay-court tournaments in Stuttgart, Istanbul and Prague, adding those to a list of events previously canceled.Each of those three tournaments was scheduled to begin in April. 12:30 p.m.The international beach volleyball tour has postponed two more events, clearing the schedule of everything until May 6.The FIVB says a three-star event that was supposed to take place this week in Gold Coast, Australia, and a four-star tournament next week in Cancun, Mexico, have been postponed because of travel restrictions in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The events are crucial for athletes trying to qualify for the Summer Olympics, with more points available at the higher-rated tournaments.The FIVB says it is in contact with the IOC about “potentially revising the beach volleyball qualification system” for the Tokyo Olympics.As of Monday, four of the last nine points-rich four- and five-star events have been postponed or canceled. The body’s headquarters will also remain closed from Monday until further notice.The committee canceled the remainder of the Olympic torch relay last week after crowds gathered in southern Greece to watch part of the torch relay in Sparta, where the torch was carried by actor Gerard Butler.Greek health authorities have warned people to stay home, and have shut down everything from restaurants, bars and cafes to public organized beaches, ski resorts, hair salons and movie theaters, in an effort to curb the spread of the virus.Greece currently has 331 confirmed cases and four deaths.___ An event at Las Vegas has been postponed with no new date announced.“We made this decision with heavy hearts as we see the effects this pandemic is having on the world,” NHRA said in a statement. “We are all in this complicated uncertain and rapidly changing situation together, and we encourage everyone to look out for each other.”Other motorsports such as NASCAR, IndyCar and Formula One already pulled the plug on racing.12:45 p.m.The Penn Relays, one of the oldest and largest track meets in the nation, has been canceled in response to the coronavirus pandemic. John Coates, who will have to go into government-mandated self-isolation when he returns to Australia this week from Olympic business in Europe, told the Sydney Morning Herald newspaper: “It’s all proceeding to start on the 24th of July.”Former IOC vice president Dick Pound said in an interview with The Associated Press last month that the end of May loomed as a possible deadline for the IOC to make a call on the Tokyo Olympics.But Coates, an IOC vice president and head of the Australian Olympic Committee, told the Sydney paper in a telephone interview from Switzerland that the IOC didn’t recognize the deadline and he thought Pound had backed away from it, too.Coates says “it’s never been the IOC’s position. It was Dick’s idea. There is four months to go.”___ The Latest: NHRA suspends season for at least 30 days The Hungarian soccer federation has temporarily suspended all of its competitions.Federation spokesman Jeno Sipos says clubs have been asked to forego training sessions and make it possible for players and staff members to stay home.Sipos says in a video posted on the federation’s Facebook page “we hope we are contributing to stopping the spread of the epidemic.”The federation’s announcement was in line with a government decision to have sports matches played in empty stadiums and only if organizers took responsibility.Speaking Monday in parliament, famously soccer-mad Prime Minister Viktor Orban said it would be even better if matches were not played at all. BHA chief executive Nick Rust says the racing industry is “following the government’s advice to strike a balance between protecting public health and maintaining business activity.”More than 250,000 people attended the four-day Cheltenham Festival last week.No decision has been made on whether the Grand National Steeplechase will go ahead at Aintree next month. More Britons bet on that race than any other. ___1:55 p.m. Share This StoryFacebookTwitteremailPrintLinkedinRedditThe Latest on the coronavirus outbreak’s effect on sports around the world (all times local):1:20 p.m.The NHRA drag racing series has suspended its season 30 days with the intention to resume events April 17-19 in Houston. 11:10 a.m.McLaren says the team member who tested positive for coronavirus at the Australian Grand Prix “is recovering well” and that his “symptoms have gone.”The British team pulled out of the season-opening Formula One race on Thursday because of the positive test. The race was canceled on Friday.Fourteen members of the team were also placed in quarantine for 14 days after coming into close contact with the person who tested positive for the virus. McLaren chief executive Zak Brown says they are in “good spirits.”McLaren says the rest of the team has returned to Britain but will not go to the team’s headquarters for two weeks as a precaution. ___12:20 p.m.NHL players have been told they can return home and self-isolate there until the end of March while hockey is on hold amid the coronavirus pandemic.This signals a significant update on the league’s potential timeline to resume the season. Commissioner Gary Bettman announced last week the season was on pause and did not provide more specifics on how long that would last.Players had previously been told to remain in their team’s city and await further direction. The new directive comes in the aftermath of the CDC’s recommendation the U.S. not hold gatherings of 50 or more people for the next eight weeks. The Penn Relays were scheduled for April 23-25 and had been held uninterrupted since 1895. The event celebrated its 125th consecutive running last year. The Philadelphia-based University of Pennsylvania says it will attempt to host a substitute track meet at a later date in late May or early June. The new event wouldn’t meet the standard Penn Relays format. The three-day event would shorten into a one-day event for youth, high school and open runners.The Penn Relays has adapted to worldwide conditions in the past. The meet was altered in 1917 and 1918 when several colleges, including most Ivy League institutions, curtailed their track programs during World War I. During World War II, travel restrictions reduced participation and spectator attendance while gas rationing was in effect in 1943 and 1944.___12:40 p.m.A staff member of Canucks Sports & Entertainment has tested positive for COVID-19. The tour says a decision will be made “in the week ahead” about the rest of the European clay-court circuit.The next Grand Slam tournament is the French Open, which is scheduled to begin in Paris on May 24.___11:25 a.m.The leader of the IOC’s coordination commission for the Tokyo Olympics says there is no May deadline to cancel the games and he remains confident the event will go ahead despite sports coming to a virtual standstill globally amid the coronavirus outbreak. Trent Carroll, chief operating officer of the Vancouver Canucks’ parent company, said the diagnosed individual was in self-quarantine and feeling better. The organization closed its offices Monday and employees were preparing to work from home “wherever possible.”“We are receiving guidance from the health authorities on next steps,” Carroll said.Canucks Sports & Entertainment, formerly known as Orca Bay Sports & Entertainment, owns the NHL Canucks and Rogers Arena, among other properties.___ “We are aware of the CDC’s interim guidance suggesting the postponement of events involving more than 50 people over the next eight weeks,” the speedway said in a statement released before 6 a.m. local time.“Our priority is to do our part in protecting the public health while still conducting the 104th Indianapolis 500 presented by Gainbridge as scheduled on May 24. This continues to be a dynamic situation which we are monitoring constantly in coordination with federal, state, local and public health officials.”___10:10 a.m.A second team has withdrawn from the Kontinental Hockey League playoffs because of the coronavirus outbreak. More AP sports: and,Tampa Bay Lightning advance to face Dallas Stars in Stanley Cup finals, beating New York Islanders 2-1 in OT in Game 6 The KHL has not commented on the withdrawals and its website still lists those teams as competing. The next scheduled games between teams which have not withdrawn are Wednesday.___9:55 a.m.The Greek Olympic committee says the Olympic flame handover ceremony for the Tokyo Games will take place without spectators in an effort to contain the coronavirus outbreak.The committee says the accreditation cards that had been issued for Thursday’s ceremony at the stadium in Athens where the first modern Olympics were held in 1896 would not be valid. ___3:30 p.m.The Russian soccer league has taken a step closer to shutting down after CSKA Moscow canceled its upcoming game with Zenit St. Petersburg.The league is to meet Tuesday to discuss its response to the coronavirus outbreak. However, CSKA said it was no longer able to host Sunday’s game against Zenit after restrictions on mass gatherings in Moscow were tightened.CSKA says it will discuss potential rescheduling and refunds for spectators later. The German soccer federation says that games in the top two women’s divisions and the women’s cup will be suspended through April 19.___2:05 p.m.British horse racing will take place without spectators and with restrictions on the number of attendees.The British Horseracing Authority says “the intention is for scheduled race meetings to take place wherever possible.” It adds that “decisions may have to be made to cancel meetings.”last_img read more

Emmanuel Nettey frustrated with cancellation of GHPL season

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak midfielder Emmanuel Nettey has expressed disappointment at the decision of the GFA to cancel the 2019/2020 Ghana Premier League season.The FA were left with no option but to call off the season due to government’s decision to maintain restrictions placed on group sports like football amid the Covid – 19 pandemic.In an interview with Citi Sports he revealed that he was hopeful of the season resuming at some point but understands the decision to also annul the campaign.“It was a blow when I heard It because I was expecting the resumption of the league so we could continue from where we left off.“We were factored into the decision that was taken and they thought it was not right for football to continue.“In as much as it was a blow to me I have no option than to accept it and also tone down on the intensity of my training”Hearts were 8th on the league log when football was halted with Nettey having an impressive campaign despite joining the team midway through the season.last_img read more

Final buildup: Arsenal v Chelsea – head-to head, team news and more

first_imgArsene Wenger will attempt to end his Jose Mourinho hoodoo when Arsenal host Chelsea at the Emirates Stadium, live on Super Sunday.The Gunners, who have won more points in 2015 than any other Premier League side, find themselves 10 points adrift of Chelsea at the top of the table and their slim title hopes rest on victory over the Blues.However, Arsenal, who lost 2-0 in the reverse fixture at Stamford Bridge last October, have only won two of their last 12 league matches against Chelsea and Wenger has never beaten Mourinho when the Portuguese manager is in the opposition dugout.Mourinho will be hoping to extend that run to hand Chelsea a win that would take them to within three points of a first league title in five years.The clash will also see former Arsenal skipper Cesc Fabregas return to the Emirates for the first time as an opposing player and he will be hoping to add to his league-high 16 Premier League assists this season.Team news Per Mertesacker is doubtful because of an ankle injury picked up in last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final win over Reading.Gabriel Paulista is ready to come in at centre-half. Goalkeeper David Ospina, as well as full-backs Hector Bellerin and Nacho Monreal, are expected to return, having sat out last weekend’s FA Cup semi-final against Reading at Wembley.Captain Mikel Arteta (ankle) and midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain (groin) are still not match fit.Mourinho will make a late decision on whether to risk Diego Costa’s fragile hamstrings at the Emirates.Costa has missed the last two matches, but could return ahead of schedule in place of Didier Drogba, who is fit after an ankle knock, as Chelsea seek a win which would see them move within three points of the title. Striker Loic Remy (calf) is definitely out, so Dominic Solanke could come on to the substitutes’ bench if Costa fails to make it.Head-to-head– This is going to be the 170th game between these sides in all competitions– Arseanal have beaten Chelsea 0n 66 occasions, with Chelsea winning 55 and 48 matches ended in draws– Arsenal have failed to score in any of their last four meetings with Chelsea (in all competitions). They have conceded 10 in those four games.– They have won just two of their last 12 league clashes with Chelsea (D2 L8).– The Gunners’ last home win over Chelsea was back in 2010. Since then, there have been two 0-0 draws and a 2-1 defeat in the Premier League, along with a 2-0 League Cup defeat.– In the reverse fixture against the Blues back in October, Arsenal failed to have a shot on target for the first time in a Premier League match since September 2003.– Wenger, the Arsenal manager, is yet to beat Mourinho in 12 meetings ahead of his side’s top-of-the-table Premier League clash at the Emirates Stadium.  Arsenal– Arsenal are aiming for a ninth consecutive league victory. They have won their last 11 matches in all domestic competitions and their tally of 33 points in 2015 is higher than any other Premier League side.– The Gunners are looking for a 10th consecutive league victory at the Emirates. They haven’t dropped points at home since losing 2-1 to Manchester United on 22 November.– It is over a year since Arsenal last failed to score in a league match at the Emirates – a 0-0 draw with Man Utd in February 2014.– Arsene Wenger has lost just five competitive home games by a 3+ goal margin during his tenure as Arsenal manager; three of those have come against Chelsea.– Olivier Giroud has scored 10 goals in his last 12 matches in all competitions.           Chelsea– Chelsea are looking for a fifth consecutive Premier League victory, which would be their best winning run of the season.– The Blues are aiming for a sixth consecutive away victory in the top flight. The last time they dropped points away from home was also in north London – a 5-3 defeat at Tottenham on New Year’s Day.– Chelsea have scored in their last 19 league games – the only team to stop them scoring in any competition this season is Sunderland.– Jose Mourinho has never lost as an opposition coach against Arsene Wenger in any competition (W7 D5 L0).– Chelsea have scored first in all 20 of their games in all competitions in 2015.– Cesc Fabregas has a league-high 16 Premier League assists this season. Only Thierry Henry (20 in 2002-03), Frank Lampard (18 in 2004-05) and Fabregas himself (17 in 2007-08) have ever registered more in a single Premier League campaign.–last_img read more