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first_imgGreensburg, IN – UPDATE: The issue has been resolved, the area is back open to traffic, and the police have a man in custody.—A first responder tells WRBI News that the public should avoid the 200-block of North East Street in Greensburg, where there is reportedly an armed man barricaded in a home.last_img

FIFA Ethics Committee vice-president resigns

first_imgMadrid: Soccer’s governing body FIFA said Wednesday a deputy chairman of the adjudicatory chamber of its Ethics Committee has resigned from his post.The resignation of Malaysian Sundra Rajoo came one week after he was suspended from his position over involvement in an investigation into corruption in Malaysia, Efe news reported.”The FIFA Ethics Committee has taken note of the resignation with immediate effect of Mr. Sundra Rajoo as a deputy chairman of its adjudicatory chamber,” the FIFA confirmed in a statement on its official web site.Besides his work with FIFA, Rajoo is also the Director of the Asian International Arbitration Center in Kuala Lumpur.The statement recalled that the chairman of the adjudicatory chamber, Vassilios Skouris, had decided on November 21 that Rajoo “would not be involved in any further activities of the adjudicatory chamber following an investigation launched by the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission”. IANS Also Read: Sports Newslast_img read more

Badgers struggle in home tourney

first_imgBRYAN FAUST/Herald photoThe No. 52 Wisconsin women’s tennis team played some 27 separate matches from Thursday through Saturday, contesting 21 points and facing three different schools. The Badgers emerged victorious from only two of those matches — both coming during Thursday competition with the University of Miami — snagging as many points on the weekend and falling to all three schools. Still, with those grim results coming in competition against No. 7 Vanderbilt, No. 4 Georgia Tech and the No. 9 Hurricanes, the team considers the brutal competition to have provided valuable experience, yielding results perhaps more promising than the statistics would leave one to believe. “You look at it, and it looks like we got killed … but it could have gone either way in a lot of matches,” Badger ace No. 32 Caitlin Burke said.The squad’s only two points on the weekend frame came thanks to Kaylan Caiati and Chelsea Nusslock lifting 7-4, 4-6, 1-0(9) and 6-3, 4-6, 4-1 (ret.) victories off of the Hurricanes’ Patricia Starzyk and Audrey Banada, respectively. Caiati’s victory, noted for protracted back and forth points highlighted by a theme of notable deliberation, clocked in as the team’s longest individual effort on the weekend frame. Despite getting blanked 7-0, 7-0 by the Yellow Jackets and Commodores on Friday and Saturday, the defeated Badger squad felt a general tone of maturation as the USTA/ITA National Indoor Tournament drew to a close.”We’re a better team today than we were Thursday,” head coach Patti Henderson said after Saturday play. “We’re going to be a better team.”Though the Wisconsin ensemble did not manage a doubles victory during the three matches, the top pairing of Burke and freshman Liz Carpenter came notably close against Vanderbilt. After dropping the first game of the eight-game pro-set, the Badger duo rallied to break Maggie Yahner’s serve as she double faulted in the second deuce, giving Wisconsin its first advantage, and Burke and Carpenter capitalized.Carpenter then held, bringing Wisconsin to a 2-1 lead early in the affair. The Commodores next claimed five consecutive games, though four of them went to deuce, breaking each Badger while both Yahner and Amanda Taylor held service (though Yahner did get called for a rare foot fault at the baseline). But Wisconsin reciprocated in kind, stealing the next three games as Yahner was broken once again and both Badgers held. With Vanderbilt now enjoying a 6-5 lead, Taylor, Burke and Yahner each held their final serves, giving the Commodores an 8-6 victory. “Liz and I have improved a lot since we have been playing together this season,” Burke said. The USTA/ITA National Indoor Tournament, which was being held in Madison for the 19th-straight year, was ultimately claimed by top-seeded Stanford on Sunday afternoon. The Cardinal knocked off Texas 4-0, completing a clean sweep of the four-day affair during which Stanford never ceded a single match.last_img read more