Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Arnold Palmer

first_img SHARE Email Facebook Twitter Flag Order,  Press Release Harrisburg, PA – Governor Tom Wolf has ordered all Commonwealth flags at the Capitol Complex, Commonwealth facilities, and all public buildings and grounds throughout the state lowered to half-staff immediately in remembrance of Latrobe, Pennsylvania native and golfing legend Arnold Palmer.“Arnold Palmer was the son of a groundskeeper from Latrobe, Pennsylvania, who went on to win 62 PGA tournaments, including four Masters’ green jackets, and will be remembered as one of Pennsylvania’s most beloved ambassadors,” Governor Wolf said. “On behalf of all Pennsylvanians, Frances and I extend our deepest condolences to his family, his friends and the people of Latrobe. Arnold Palmer was known as ‘The King’ across the world but to the people of Western Pennsylvania, he was Arnie – their native son who never forgot where he came from and loyally chose to invest so much in the community where he was born and raised.”Flags will return to full-staff at sunset on Friday, September 30, 2016.All Pennsylvanians are invited to participate in this tribute.Like Governor Tom Wolf on Facebook: Governor Wolf Orders Flags at Half-Staff to Honor Arnold Palmercenter_img September 26, 2016last_img read more

Blackshear, Rasmussen provide spark at plate

first_imgInfielder Shannel Blackshear stepped up to the plate in the bottom of the second inning with the Badgers trailing 3-0 early on against Northwestern in the first game of a doubleheader Saturday. The sophomore battled with Wildcat pitcher Jessica Smith, fouling off ball after ball to stay alive, and the persistence paid off.On the 16th pitch of the at-bat, Blackshear connected on her seventh home run of the year to make the score 3-1.“Honestly, I was just trying to foul pitches off and I was doing my best not to let the umpire take control of my at-bat,” Blackshear said. “Anything close, I was going to try and hit it just to stay in that at-bat and change things for my team.”Blackshear’s home run was the first hit of the game for the Badgers, and it was also the turning point, setting the tone for the rest of the game.“Everyone turned to smiles, and everyone thought we’ve actually got a shot here,” head coach Yvette Healy said.Blackshear’s next at-bat went nine pitches (25 total in back-to-back at-bats), exemplifying a patience that is unparalleled by most young power hitters. “This year, I’ve been struggling with swinging at pitches that aren’t good versus the ones that are,” Blackshear said. “I’ve been working really hard to adjust and change that to help my team out.”Blackshear came through again in the bottom of the sixth inning. With bases loaded, the sophomore hit a two-run single up the middle to make the score 8-5. The Badgers rallied and loaded the bases once more in the inning, setting the stage for pinch hitter Dana Rasmussen.“The first thing Coach Snyder said to me as I went on the field was, ‘You’re from Madison; you can do this,’” Rasmussen said. “That lit a spark in me.”With one swing of the bat, Rasmussen hit a triple, her first of the season, to drive in three runs and tie the game.“She’ll never forget that hit,” Healy said. “She’ll be telling her kids about that one.”Rasmussen was hitless in her previous five games, but that didn’t stop Healy and the coaching staff from having the utmost confidence in the senior with the game on line.“She’s a kid who does it in practice,” Healy said. “We did batting practice the other day and she was putting balls over the fence, so we’re proud of her to be able to put it together in a game.”With Rasmussen still on third base in the bottom of the sixth inning, the Badgers weren’t done. It was senior Jordan Wheeler’s turn to contribute, as she laid down a bunt to reach first base and, more importantly, sent home Rasmussen to take the lead, 9-8.“Coming behind [Rasmussen], Jordan was on deck and I said, ‘Put a bunt down here and you’re going to have the game-winning RBI,’” Healy said. “She was able to do that, too, so that’s really fun to see kids coming off the bench do those types of things to win a game.”Krueger goes coldWisconsin experienced d?j? vu as it trailed for much of the second game of the doubleheader. However, the Badgers’ luck ran dry, as they were unable to string together another late-game rally, losing 2-0.Senior outfielder Jennifer Krueger struggled mightily in both games, uncharacteristically going hitless, 0-for-7. Her presence was especially missed in the Badgers’ second game, as they couldn’t manufacture a single run and produced merely three hits.“That’s rare for that to happen,” Healy said. “She’s a great kid, and we’re going to go back to the drawing board and see what kind of adjustments we can make to get her back on track.”last_img read more

Hearts to augment squad with six new players

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak have announced that they will fortify their squad with six new players before the second transfer window closes January 8.On Monday, the premier league board announced that the second transfer window is open for all clubs in the league.Premier league clubs have until January 8 to acquire new players. According to Accra Hearts of Oak spokesman Muheeb Saed, the club is determined to sign players before the transfer window closes again.“The coach has already recommended players like Obed Ansah and Esme Mends for registration,” he told Joy Sports“We need cover for all the departments of the squad, especially in defense; we need full backs, central defenders as well so definitely will be augmenting the squad with a few signings,” he reported.last_img

Former City midfielder Toure joins Olympiakos

first_img0Shares0000Yaya Toure won three Premier League titles with Manchester City © AFP / Oli SCARFFPIRAEUS, Greece, Sep 3 – Former Manchester City and Barcelona midfielder Yaya Toure rejoined Olympiakos on Sunday, 12 years after making his mark in Europe with the Greek Super League club.The 35-year-old Ivorian international played for the Piraeus-based side during the 2005-2006 season, scoring three goals in 20 matches. He then joined Monaco before moving to Barcelona between 2007 and 2010. After Gulf-based owners injected huge funds into Manchester City, Toure was one of the key signings that helped the club win three Premier League titles in seven seasons.He played 230 matches for City, scoring 59 goals but was released at the end of last season after another title triumph, although he had grown frustrated with his lack of playing opportunities in northwest England.Toure has also played for Metalurh Donetsk in Ukraine (2003-2005) and Belgian club Beveren (2001-2003).He has made 101 international appearances and scored 19 goals.No details financial details nor the duration of the contract were announced by Olympiakos.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more