National News – Trump: How Can Hillary Run After Her ‘Criminal’ Actions?

Article and Photo by Greg Richter – Newsmax

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump says he isn’t worried about polls that suggest he can’t beat Democratic frontrunner in a general election.

“I think I’ll beat Hillary easily,” Trump said Sunday on CNN’s “State of the Union.” “I don’t think these other guys will.” Continue reading National News – Trump: How Can Hillary Run After Her ‘Criminal’ Actions?

Illinois Sports – Fighting Illini Basketball – Coleman-Lands Out With Stress Fracture

Illinois_Fighting_IlliniChampaign, Ill.­–Fighting Illini freshman guard Jalen Coleman-Lands (Indianapolis, Ind./La Lumiere School) has been sidelined with a stress fracture in his lower left leg. He will miss Illinois’ on-campus practices in preparation for its upcoming international tour to Belgium, Netherlands and France as well as game competition during the trip, scheduled for Aug. 9-19.

“After experiencing pain in his left leg, Jalen has been diagnosed with a stress fracture,” head coach John Groce said. “His health is our number one priority, so we are holding him out of all on-court activities indefinitely. We will re-evaluate his status heading into fall preseason training.”

UK Sports – UK Football Fan Day Set for Saturday, Aug. 8

Annual event to be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. at Nutter Field House

UK Helmet LEXINGTON, Ky. – Kentucky football Fan Day will be held Saturday, Aug. 8 at 9 a.m. inside Nutter Field House, followed by an open practice at approximately 10:45 a.m. at the Tim Couch Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center. Admission and parking for the event are free of charge.

Kentucky student-athletes and coaches will sign autographs at the annual event from 910:15 a.m. New 2015 posters and schedule cards will also be available for pickup. Please note that UK Athletics is requesting autographed items be limited to one per fan.

At the conclusion of the autograph session, fans are invited to attend an open practice at the Tim Coach Practice Fields at the Nutter Training Center that will last from approximately 10:45 a.m.12:15 p.m.

Parking and admission for both portions of the event are free. Parking will be available in the Glenn Nissan Red Lot, Glenn Infiniti of Lexington Green Lot and Glenn Hyundai Blue Lot adjacent to The New CWS and Nutter Field House. Fans may either walk to the open practice or park near the Tim Couch Practice Fields, in the C8 lot behind the right-field fence of Cliff Hagan Stadium, or the three (3) designated Employee lots on Sports Center Drive, north of Cooper.

 

The event will be part of the opening week of fall camp for the 2015 Kentucky Wildcats, who are scheduled to arrive for camp on Aug. 6 and will participate in UK’s annual media day on Aug. 7. The Wildcats will be preparing for the 2015 season, which opens vs. UL Lafayette at 7 p.m. on Sept. 5 at The New CWS, which will be hosting its first game after a $120 million renovation.

Fans can purchase season tickets, single-game tickets for home and away games, and 2015 mini-packs by visiting ukfootballtix.com.

For more information on Kentucky football, follow @UKFootball or @UKCoachStoops on Twitter.

Kentucky Sports – EKU MEN’S BASKETBALL TO PARTICIPATE IN 2018 U.S. VIRGIN ISLANDS PARADISE JAM

Paradise Jam EKURICHMOND, Ky. – Eastern Kentucky University’s men’s basketball team will play in the 2018 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam, Head Coach Dan McHale announced today.

The field of eight will play three games each.  The tentative dates for the event are Nov. 16, 17, 18 and 19, 2018.  Complete pairings will not be announced until the summer of 2018.

“We are thrilled to be participating in the 2018 Paradise Jam,” McHale said.  “I have been fortunate enough to participate in it twice and can’t wait to take the Colonels to the Virgin Islands.”

Accommodations, ground travel and ticket packages will be available for Colonel fans through Basketball Travelers, Inc.

The eight participants in last year’s field included Seton Hall, Illinois State, Old Dominion, Clemson, Gardner-Webb, LSU, Weber State and Nevada.  The 2015 field includes DePaul, Florida State, Hofstra, Indiana State, Norfolk State, Ohio, South Carolina and Tulsa.

“We will play against top-notch competition and our players and fans will be treated to an amazing experience,” said McHale.  “We look forward for the EKU faithful joining us and being a part of something special.”

The Colonels participated in the 2005 U.S. Virgin Islands Paradise Jam.  EKU nearly beat Wisconsin in the first round before falling 95-89 in double overtime.  Eastern then knocked off Norfolk State 67-60 before closing out play with a 76-68 loss to Georgia.

Season ticket packages for the 2015-16 campaign will be available the first of September and season ticket renewal information will be sent out at the same time.  For more ticket information contact the EKU Ticket Office at 859-622-2122.

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Pro Sports – West Virginia wins 7-2 behind Tarpley

Legends LogoWest Virginia starter Stephen Tarpley held Lexington to one run in the first six innings, and Jordan Luplow drove in three runs as the Power won 7-2 Saturday night in Charleston.

The Legends scored a run in the first inning when Corey Toups singled, stole second and came home on a double by Wander Franco, but West Virginia evened the score with a run in the bottom of the first.   Continue reading Pro Sports – West Virginia wins 7-2 behind Tarpley

Indiana News – Evansville Man Arrested after Brief Chase

Chase J. Ferguson
Chase J. Ferguson

Vanderburgh County – Last night at approximately 9:20, Trooper Lucas Zeien was operating stationary radar on the Lloyd Expressway near Martin Luther King Boulevard when he observed a Ford Taurus traveling west at a high rate of speed. Zeien utilized his radar and clocked the vehicle at 87 in a 50 mph zone. Zeien activated his emergency lights and siren, but the driver continued to travel west at a high rate of speed and then abruptly turned north onto Wabash Avenue.  The driver then turned left onto Illinois Street Continue reading Indiana News – Evansville Man Arrested after Brief Chase