Local Little League hopeful they can get the ball rolling

first_imgOriginally, Chesna said they were hopeful for a June 1 or June 15 opening date, but with the announcement schools across the state will remain closed for the rest of the academic year, Chesna said it may be pushed back. Chesna said based on the information he’s read, his understanding is if we reach a “Phase Two” level of reopening, recreational sports would be able to open. Chesna called the cancellation of the Little League World Series disappointing, but added playing any type of season would be a win. If there is a season, the league is working to implement new policies to keep the kids safe. Jude Abbadessa is a sophomore at Union-Endicott High School, and was a member of the 2016 Maine-Endwell Little League championship team. Maine-Endwell Little League President Joe Chesna says while the World Series and regional tournaments are canceled, the decision to have a regular season is up to individual states. Jude said being part of that experience changed his life, and it wasn’t just winning that brought he and the team together. TOWN OF UNION (WBNG) — The Little League World Series may be canceled, but there is still hope for a local season to be played. center_img “I was just talking with my brother yesterday when I heard the news. I was like ‘imagine if I never won the Little League World Series. I’d be a different person, I’d have different friends. I’d have a different outlook on life and baseball.” Chesna also said they were exploring a phone app so parents can live stream games, rather than attend in person. “We’re looking at changing our game times to not have as much overlap, different options to have the kids outside the dugout, catchers being more removed from home plate, maybe they have to bat with a mask on.” While the waiting game to play baseball continues, Jude has advice for the young boys and girls hopeful they can have a season. “Keep working hard. It’s a minor setback for a major recovery. Instead of looking for the Little League World Series, strive for the College World Series, Major League World Series. Hit off a tee in your garage, set up a net, keep throwing. Don’t let this make you a worse player, get better.” “Like” Nicole Menner on Facebook and “Follow” her on Twitter.last_img read more

Aubameyang joins Arsenal for record fee

first_img“That works out at an average of 96 minutes per goal or assist.“Auba is the Gabon captain and all-time top goalscorer, and became the first Gabonese winner of the African Footballer of the Year award in 2015.” London, United Kingdom | AFP | Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined Arsenal for a record fee for the Gunners, a reported £56 million ($79.2 million, 63.7 million euros), from Bundesliga outfit Borussia Dortmund, both clubs confirmed Wednesday.The 28-year-old Gabon striker, who has scored 141 goals for Dortmund since joining in 2013, signed a long-term contract with the storied London club.His transfer fee outstrips the £46.5 million that Arsenal paid for French striker Alexandre Lacazette last August. Aubameyang’s arrival is likely to lead to the departure of veteran marksman Olivier Giroud.“Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang has joined us from Borussia Dortmund on a long-term contract for a club-record fee,” the statement from Arsenal said.The club described him as “one of the world’s most highly-rated strikers”.“He scored 98 goals in 144 Bundesliga games for Dortmund and had a hand in 172 goals in 213 matches in all competitions for his former club,” it continued. Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

Former India hockey captain and real life protagonist of ‘Chak De! India’ files for…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Getty/Catch NewsAdvertisement 4xmaz3NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vsa9tWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E76uh( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) hrq5Would you ever consider trying this?😱g8s7Can your students do this? 🌚0qo2uRoller skating! Powered by Firework Back in 2007, the Bollywood movie ‘Chak De! India’ was released, the blockbuster movie starring the iconic Shah Rukh Khan that helped the Indian audience rediscover their love for the national sport. The movie, which depicted the Indian women’s national field hockey team’s road to glory, was inspired from the life of Suraj Lata Devi, the former real-life captain national squad. Thirteen years later, the Manipuri legend is making the headlines again, after she charged her husband Ksh Shantakumar of domestic violence.Advertisement Image Courtesy: Getty/Catch NewsIn 2005, Suraj Lata tied the knots with Shantakumar, who is also a former hockey player from Manipur. However, she started facing physical assault and mental torture for a long time, but finally begun to file multiple domestic abuse cases against her better half since last year.At first, Suraj Lata decided not to make the news of the abuse public because of her two children. However, at a press conference on Wednesday, the former national captain finally came out and shared the violence she was facing from her husband.Advertisement Suraj Lata’s greatest achievement was winning gold medal at the 2002 Commonwealth Games, the event which inspired the movie. She subsequently clinched two more gold in the following years, at the 2003 Afro-Asian Games and then at the 2004 Hockey Asia Cup. However, she said that the medals were a subject of ridicule for Shantakumar.“My husband ridiculed me when I brought all the medals and photos that I had won on the day of my marriage and had remarked what use would it serve?”Advertisement Additionally, the Arjuna Award winner also said that her husband accused her for being  promiscuous and immoral for receiving the award.Despite deciding to keep her husband’s behaviour secrets at first, Suraj Lata finally made things public in 2019. “I never wanted the matter to become public. However, there is always a limit to someone’s patience and tolerance,” she added.Back in November, she filed her first police complaint against Shantakumar, after facing a traumatic abuse from him during a trip to Punjab, which resulted in Suraj Lata getting hospitalised.“I somehow managed to flee and reached Imphal on November 14. After getting myself treated at the JNIMS Hospital in Imphal,” she added.Following the unfortunate incident, Suraj Lata decided to file a domestic abuse complaint on 16th November in Imphal, and another one in January at the Heingang police station in Imphal East. However, as the incident took place in Kapurthala, Punjab, the police had asked her to file the case there.On 15th February, Suraj Lata filed a complain against her husband at the Sultanpur Lodhi police station in Kapurthala.Also read-Trailblazer Bala Devi talks about her ‘dream’ of playing in Europe and hopes more Indian women follow in her footsteps Advertisementlast_img read more