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Indiana AG appeals court ruling, wants early-voting sites

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first_imgIndianapolis, In. — Attorney General Curtis Hill today announced he is appealing a federal court’s consent decree setting a minimum number of five early-voting sites specifically in Marion County in perpetuity, which contravenes state law requiring a unanimous vote of the county election board each year to establish satellite offices.“In filing this appeal, we are defending the ability of the local election board to make these decisions in accordance with state law without a federal court ruling binding the board to a minimum number of locations indefinitely,” Attorney General Hill said.Further, Attorney General Hill said, his office has a statutory obligation to defend the constitutionality and enforceability of state laws. In this case, a federal court overrode the operation of state law without declaring that enforcement of the law would violate federal law.While fulfilling his statutory duty, Attorney General Hill also reiterated his own strong support for maximizing the numbers of satellite voting centers in all 92 counties.“We must — as a matter of civic responsibility — ensure that as many people as possible are able to participate in free and fair elections,” he said. “In every lawful way, we should maximize the convenience and ease with which citizens may cast their ballots. Establishing a plentiful number of early-voting sites is one such strategy. I encourage county election officials across Indiana to operate multiple satellite voting locations in their counties, and I encourage voters to take maximum advantage of these opportunities.”Current court proceedings in this matter have no effect on the 2018 election cycle or current numbers of early-voting sites.last_img read more

Guwahati Cricket Coaching Center’s Summer Camp Concludes

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first_imgA Sports ReporterGUWAHATI, July 19: Summer Cricket Coaching Camp of Guwahati Cricket Coaching Center ended successfully today. Sandipan Debnath teach the Coach & Navjit Kaushik was the Trainer while Mintu Chakraborty Co-ordinated the camp. Total 70 players participated in the camp. In the closing ceremony, Rajib Prakash Baruah (President, GCCC), Mukibuddin Ahmed (Treasurer, GCCC), Nabab Ali (Coach-cum-Secretary, GCCC), Tapan Chakraborty (Coach), Nazir Ali and Biswajit Choudhury were present. GCCC has been organizing Summer Camp since 1988.last_img read more

Syracuse’s comeback falls short in 62-58 loss to No. 7 Louisville

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first_imgWith a one-point lead, the ball and less than three minutes remaining, it looked as if Syracuse’s fourth-quarter comeback was going to result in its marquee win of the season against No. 7 Louisville.The Orange had been in this position before against ranked opponents away from home — they held fourth-quarter leads over then-No. 24 Michigan on Dec. 5 and then-No. 22 West Virginia on Dec. 22. But in both games, SU’s offensive possessions in the final minute were sloppy and the opportunity to add a ranked win to its résumé slipped away. On Sunday, it was Syracuse’s (6-6, 0-1 Atlantic Coast) lack of aggression off a missed free throw that kept it from recording its biggest win of the season. With 30 seconds left and up by one, Louisville’s Elizabeth Balogun missed two free throws but got her own rebound after the second one and laid it in. On the ensuing possession, Kiara Lewis’ layup was blocked and grabbed by Balogun, who was fouled and sunk a free throw secure a 62-58 victory for Louisville (12-1, 1-0 Atlantic Coast) at the KFC Yum! Center in Louisville, Kentucky. The Orange have one win in six tries against ranked opponents this season. In three of its five losses, SU held a lead with less than three minutes left in the game.In a season full of slow starts, SU came out firing on Sunday. Digna Strautmane and Lewis made sure Syracuse didn’t replicate its six-point first quarter last weekend against West Virginia. The duo combined for 15 points on 5-for-7 shooting in the first quarter to give the Orange a one-point advantage after the first frame. Louisville’s Jazmine Jones provided the spark for the home team, finding pockets of space in SU’s zone and sinking four jumpers in the opening period. AdvertisementThis is placeholder textThe Orange’s smart ball movement and shot selection in the first quarter disappeared in the second. They made just one field goal and scored seven points in the first nine minutes of the second quarter. Emily Engstler drilled a hook shot and 3-pointer in the final minute of the half to bring SU’s second-quarter tally to double-digits and the Cardinals’ lead to one. Syracuse’s strong perimeter defense held Dana Evans and Kylee Shook — two of Louisville’s three leading scorers — scoreless in the first half. In the third quarter, though, the Orange focused on closing down Jones, who logged 18 first-half points, allowing Evans and Shook to get open looks from behind the arc. They each sunk one to extend Louisville’s lead to as big as 11. SU’s jumpers weren’t falling so it started driving to the hoop, proving effective when Maeva Djaldi-Tabdi converted an and-one and Gabrielle Cooper took two trips to the line. That whittled the Cardinals’ lead down to seven heading into the fourth.SU clawed back to tie the game at 54 after freshman Teisha Hyman bottomed three 3s before the under-five minute media timeout. When Lewis and Amaya Finklea-Guity made a jumper and layup, the Orange had a one-point lead with two-and-a-half minutes remaining, their first lead since the midway point of the second quarter.But SU’s lack of concentration on defense and inability to execute on offense doomed it in the final two minutes, and soon it ran out of time. Syracuse didn’t have a free-throw attempt in the fourth quarter while the Cardinals had eight, six of which came in the final minute and 20 seconds. Comments Published on December 29, 2019 at 5:14 pm Contact David: ddschnei@syr.edu Facebook Twitter Google+last_img read more

Missing March Madness 2020: Day 3 voting results of tourney bracket

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first_imgThe actual NCAA Tournament has been canceled, but Sporting News is still offering the chance to pick upsets and virtually watch your favorite teams advance, round-by-round to the Final Four.With the first round games in the books Thursday and Friday — a handful of double-digit seeds advanced — the first day of the second round took place on Saturday. I’m not saying it was dusty in here, but there was plenty of chalk. Breaking down the voting from Round 2, Day 3:MISSING MARCH MADNESS: Playing out full schedule, scores for 2020 NCAA TournamentMIDWEST REGIONNo. 1 Kansas vs. No. 8 HoustonYour vote: Kansas wins, 81.5 percent to 18.5 percentThoughts: There are teams in this field that could give Kansas fits, but Houston is not one of those teams. The Jayhawks are an elite defensive team inside the arc — opponents made just 42.4 percent of their 2-point attempts (third in the nation) — and Houston shot just 46.6 percent inside the arc, 291st in the nation. So the Cougars aren’t going to score inside, and Kansas’ length and athleticism would make it tough to score outside, too.No. 4 Louisville vs. No. 12 CincinnatiYour vote: Louisville wins, 65.0 to 35.0Thoughts: The Cardinals would be just too much, especially with Jordan Nwora back in the groove after a rough stretch (averaging 19 points and 11.5 rebounds the final two regular season games).No. 3 Michigan State vs. No. 6 West VirginiaYour vote: Michigan State wins, 54.8 to 45.2Thoughts: If any team could handle the pressure a Bob Huggins team brings in March, you would figure Michigan State — with senior Cassius Winston leading the way — would be the team to make that happen. Especially with how well the Spartans played down the stretch.No. 2 Creighton vs. No. 10 Utah StateYour vote: Creighton wins, 70.5 to 29.5Thoughts: Utah State was the only non-power school to advance as a double-digit seed, by your vote. But the ride ends here against a Creighton team that took the under-the-radar path to a No. 2 seed. The Bluejays are legit, though.MISSING MARCH MADNESS RECAPS:Day 1 | Day 2EAST REGIONNo. 1 Dayton vs. No. 9 RutgersYour vote: Dayton wins, 81.0 to 19.0Thoughts: That might have been the score, 81-19. OK, not really, but Dayton would have almost certainly cruised in this matchup. Shout out to Rutgers for a season in which the Scarlet Knights almost certainly were going to make the tournament, though.No. 4 Seton Hall vs. No. 5 Ohio StateYour vote: Seton Hall wins, 52.5 to 47.5Thoughts: Myles Powell had another 30-plus points and another run of clutch baskets down the stretch to help the Hall narrowly knock off tOSU.No. 3 Duke vs. No. 6 IowaYour vote: Duke wins, 57.6 to 42.4 Thoughts: Personally, I think Duke would have had all kinds of trouble with SN Player of the Year Luka Garza inside, but as long as the bigs stayed out of foul trouble and the perimeter guys knocked down perimeter shots — certainly possible, but far from certain this year — Duke could have made this happen. You agree.No. 2 Florida State vs. No. 10 MarquetteYour vote: Florida State wins, 77.6 to 22.4Thoughts: Markus Howard is a star, but Florida State’s defense was legit. Even if Howard got his points, the Seminoles would have shut down everyone else.last_img read more

What time does the NASCAR race start today? Schedule, TV channel for Kansas

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first_imgThe previously postponed races at Dover and Michigan are now part of Saturday-Sunday doubleheaders at those respective tracks in August.Because New York requires people to quarantine for 14 days after traveling from one of the states impacted heavily by COVID-19 (including North Carolina), the Watkins Glen race on Aug. 16 was moved to the Daytona road course. According to The Athletic, NASCAR tried to get a quarantine waiver for its Watkins Glen races but was denied by Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office.The Aug. 16 race will be the NASCAR Cup Series’ first on the road course at Daytona. The start time for Thursday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas Speedway is a later than originally scheduled now that it’s a night race in July rather than an afternoon race in late May. The rescheduled Kansas race not only has a new date and a new start time, but a new TV channel, too.Due to the same coronavirus pandemic-related issues that shut down live sports in March, NASCAR created a modified schedule of races for May, June and July that continues tonight at 7:30 p.m. ET at the 1.5-mile oval located in Kansas City, Kan. It is the second NASCAR Cup Series race scheduled to be shown on NBCSN this season. Scheduled to take the green flag shortly after 7:30 p.m. ET, Thursday night’s race at Kansas will feature 267 laps for a total of 400 miles.Below is all you need to know about the schedule for Thursday night’s NASCAR race at Kansas and beyond.MORE: Watch tonight’s NASCAR race live with fuboTV (7-day free trial)What time does the NASCAR race start today?Race: Super Start Batteries 400 presented by O’Reilly Auto Parts at Kansas SpeedwayDate: Thursday, July 23 Start time: 7:30 p.m. ET (Green flag at 7:48 p.m. ET)The green flag for Thursday night’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Kansas is scheduled to wave at 7:48 p.m. ET, assuming there are no rain delays as there have been so often since NASCAR returned to live racing in May.The Kansas race, rescheduled after it was postponed by the virus, was turned into a weeknight event rather than a Sunday afternoon race so NBCSN could benefit from such a time slot. The race is scheduled for 267 laps around the 1.5 mile oval in Kansas City, Kan.Kansas Speedway obviously has lights, so the later start time won’t have too much of an impact on NASCAR’s ability to get the race in late Thursday night in the event weather threatens a delay.What channel is NASCAR on today?TV channel: NBCSNLive stream: NBC Sports Go | fuboTV (7-day free trial)NBCSN is the TV channel for Thursday night’s race at Kansas even though it originally was scheduled to broadcast on FS1 before COVID-19 took its toll on the Cup Series schedule. Of the 20 NASCAR Cup Series races NBC will broadcast in 2020, 12 were scheduled to be shown on NBCSN with the other eight on NBC’s flagship cable network.As for Thursday night’s race on NBCSN, the network has a channel finder feature for viewers to find the TV channel options in their areas.As is the case for all the Cup Series races on NBC and NBCSN this season, Rick Allen will call the race with the assistance of analysts Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Burton and Steve Letarte.NASCAR live stream for Kansas raceAnybody who has a cable or satellite subscription can stream Thursday night’s NASCAR race at Kansas live via NBCSports.com or the NBC Sports app. This should be the preferred route for a viewer who has such a subscription but isn’t able to get in front of his or her TV.For those who don’t have a cable or satellite subscription, there are five OTT TV streaming options that carry NBC and NBCSN — Sling, Hulu, YouTubeTV, fuboTV and AT&T Now. Of the five, Hulu, YouTubeTV and fuboTV offer free trial options.Below are links to each.SlingHulu (free trial)YouTubeTV (free trial)fuboTV (free trial)AT&T NowNASCAR schedule 2020NASCAR on July 8 released its latest revised Cup Series schedule through August of 2020. It remains committed to running 36 races, four of which were completed before the COVID-19 pandemic shut down the sports world. NASCAR hopes to keep its 10 playoff races in the fall intact and at their original tracks.Below is the schedule revision for the Cup Series regular season, starting with the races at Darlington the Cup Series ran in its return in May.DateTrackTV channelStart timeSun., May 17DarlingtonFOX3:30 p.m. ETWed., May 20DarlingtonFS17:30 p.m. ETSun., May 24CharlotteFOX6 p.m. ETWed., May 27CharlotteFS18 p.m. ETSun, May 31BristolFS13:30 p.m. ETSun, June 7AtlantaFOX3 p.m. ETWed, June 10MartinsvilleFS17 p.m. ETSun, June 14Homestead-MiamiFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun, June 21TalladegaFOX3 p.m. ETSat., June 27PoconoFOX3:30 p.m. ETSun., June 28PoconoFS14 p.m. ETSun., July 5IndianapolisNBC4 p.m. ETSun., July 12KentuckyFS12:30 p.m. ETWed., July 15Bristol (All-Star Race)FS18:30 p.m. ETSun., July 19TexasNBCSN3 p.m. ETThurs., July 23KansasNBCSN7:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 2New HampshireNBCSN3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 8MichiganNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 9MichiganNBCSN4:30 p.m. ETSun., Aug. 16Daytona (road course)NBC3 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 22DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSun. Aug. 23DoverNBCSN4 p.m. ETSat., Aug. 29DaytonaNBC7:30 p.m. ETThe Darlington race on May 17 ran instead of the the Chicagoland race that was originally scheduled for June 21. The Darlington race on May 20 ran instead of the postponed Richmond race that was originally scheduled for April 19. The Charlotte race on May 27 ran instead of the Sonoma race that was originally scheduled for June 14.The Pocono doubleheader remained as previously scheduled for the final weekend of June, with the Cup Series racing on back-to-back days. Those races were presented on Fox (and FS1) rather than on NBC. Fox closed its coverage this season with the All-Star Race at Bristol on July 15.last_img read more