BATESVILLE – Local law enforcement agencies will gather along with the public to celebrate National Night Out in Batesville Monday.The annual event is designed to raise awareness about crime and drug prevention. The goal is to develop stronger relationships with local police and build support and participation in anti-crime programs.National Night Out features a free cookout, swimming and door prizes at the Memorial Pool Monday from 5:00-8 p.m.Metamora will have it’s event Tuesday night at Bible Baptist Church from 6:00-8:00 p.m.National Night Out began in 1984 and now involves over 37.8 million people and 16,124 communities from all fifty states.
Metal detectors will be commonplace at Great American Ball Park next year.CINCINNATI – The Reds begin a 7-game home stand Friday evening and fans entering Great American Ball Park (GABP) may see some upgraded security procedures.The organization has installed metal detectors at the stadium’s main entrance and will be in place for the 7:10 p.m. game against the New York Mets.Attendees will be asked to remove cell phones and metal objects from their pockets before entering the stadium. Standard bag checks also remain in place.Metal detectors will be instituted at every GABP entrance by the start of next season as part of a league wide security plan. Every Major League Baseball park will have detectors in 2015.Major League Baseball has been working with the Department of Homeland Security in an effort to safeguard ballparks.
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: South Africa’s last Test tour to India was an absolute nightmare, with the Proteas losing the four-match series 3-0 with only rain in the Bangalore Test preventing an outright whitewash. Heading into the series in 2019, South Africa face an uphill task. India have not lost at home since 2012 and players like Virat Kohli, Ajinkya Rahane, Rohit Sharma and Cheteshwar Pujara add a lot of depth to the squad. With Hanuma Vihari and Mayank Agarwal displaying their solid prowess, combined with India’s pace and spin reserves, South Africa face an uphill task. In the tour game against Board President’s XI in Vizianagaram, South Africa were boosted by Aiden Markram’s century and Temba Bavuma’s fifty while Vernon Philander contributed with 48 runs and two wickets, including the wicket of Rohit for 0. Speaking to the official ICC website, Philander urged South Africa’s senior players to go after India’s ‘Top Dogs’, which meant all the top players in the Indian side. “Spotlight will be on a lot of big players to make a statement. Our job is to come here and give the first punch as India is obviously expected to do well. It’s a tough start to play India in India but I don’t think the South Africans would have wanted it any other way which is to take the big dogs in their home ground,” Philander said.Also Read | Rohit Sharma Should NOT Tweak His Natural Game Too Much: VVS LaxmanPhilander, who had picked up 15 wickets during South Africa’s last Test series against India in 2018 which they won 2-1, wants the senior players to leave behind a legacy for the youngsters. “We have lost some senior players and there are new players coming in and we want them to learn quickly. Hopefully we can use the experience of the senior players that are still around and mold this into a good Test side for the years to come. That’s the most important part, to lay a good foundation for players to take forward,” Philander said. Also Read | Rohit Sharma Opens Batting For Board President’s XI, But Falls For 0Philander also spoke about the World Test Championship and said it added a different dimension to Test cricket. “The Test championship brings in a new dimension. It is a new sort of excitement for players. Also knowing that you will be playing against top teams more often (is great). We are obviously prepared to do well. When we do well, it gives you that better confidence and I’ll take that confidence with me. It’s been a long winter for me and I am feeling in really good nick,” Philander said.
The championship of Saudi Arabia, which was interrupted due to the coronavirus pandemic, continues on 4th August this year.For many years, the best European referees have dispensed justice at matches in Saudi Arabia, and at the request of the football association there and at the suggestion of UEFA, two matches will be officiated by referees from Bosnia and Herzegovina.The Football Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina has given its consent to main referee Irfan Peljto and assistant referees Davor Belja and Senad Ibrišimbegović to officiate in two rounds of the elite competition in this Asian country.The first match that will be led by the trio of referees from our country is Al Ahli SC vs. Al Hazem, which will be played tomorrow at 20:15 h at the King Abdullah Sports City Stadium in Jeddah. As in most countries, this match will be played under strict measures without the presence of the audience.This will be a special opportunity for BH referees to gain experience in a competition using the VAR system.Trust shown to BH referees is a great recognition for the work of the FF BH as well as the referee organizationsin our country.
DETROIT (AP) — Correctly predicting the outcome of every game in the NCAA men’s basketball tournament is no layup. There’s now a $1 billion prize waiting for anyone able to pull off the feat this spring.Quicken Loans Inc. announced Tuesday that it will team with investor Warren Buffett’s Omaha, Neb.-based Berkshire Hathaway on the “Billion Dollar Bracket Challenge.”The Detroit-based mortgage lender says any qualified entrant who correctly predicts the winners of every game in the tournament will be paid in 40 annual installments of $25 million. A winner also can elect to receive an immediate $500 million lump-sum payment or share in that payment if there’s more than one perfect bracket submitted.Submissions are limited to one per household.