Fitness buffs are turning to India’s open-air wrestling pits for safe workout options during the pandemic. Gyms have reopened and are taking precautions – such as regularly sanitising, maintaining social distancing and making masks compulsory for staff. But customers are yet to return in large numbers. – Advertisement – Case numbers continue to climb in India and especially in the capital Delhi, which in recent days has been recording its highest daily tallies so far. So traditional open-air wrestling pits, which are a a feature of many cities, have grown in popularity.- Advertisement – – Advertisement –
The Pitch, Hit, & Run Regionals took place at Great American Ballpark on Saturday Morning (6-7).Each kid received a plaque the shape of home plate, very nice large plaque. 3 of the 5 kids from our Ohio Rod Sectional were winners!! All kids represented our area very well, and we are proud of all of them.Results-Ohio Rod Sectional Local kids:Trey Heidlege (Batesville) – 13/14 boys – 1st place – Got to walk on field in pregame ceremonies!! Great Job!!Katelynn Samples (Versailles) – 9/10 girls – 3rd place.Julia Rea (Versailles) – 13/14 girls – 4th place. Ohio Rod Sectional out of town kids:Chloe Ferris (Madison) – 11/12 girls – 1st place!! Got to walk on field in pregame ceremonies!! Great Job!!Keely Hubbard (Floyd’s Knobs) – 7/8 girls – 1st place!! Got to walk on field in pregame ceremonies!! Great Job!! All first place kids will now have their scores compared to all 30 MLB teams who hosted and the top 3 in each age group would get to advance to All-star game. Details will follow soon.Courtesy of the Area Pitch, Hit, & Run Coordinator Brian Samples.
Through debilitating losses and mounting criticism, Lakers coach Byron Scott had promised he would not respond to negative fan reaction on his Instagram page.If only Scott could have ensured that either his assistants would do the same thing or come up with a unique password. He maintained that his Instagram account was compromised, adding he did not make comments attributed to his account that recently challenged a fan to a fight.“I got a good kick out of it,” Scott said before the Lakers played Dallas on Tuesday at Staples Center. “I read it and thought that kind of sounds like me.”But Scott maintained it wasn’t him. Though he said the “people around me” informed him the “problem was solved,” Scott admitted uncertainty about who hacked his account. He also feigned ignorance on if he had “Lakers,” “Inglewood” or any familiar phrases as his password. “I don’t deal with that electronic stuff,” Scott said. “I’ll ask them what’s going on with my Instagram, Facebook and all that other crap.” In a previous message, Scott responded to a comment that challenged him to a fight accompanying a photo of Scott boxing. Whoever was in control of Scott’s account replied, “bring it,” and added, “show your face, don’t hide.”That left Scott shaking his head on what it would have been like playing for the Showtime Lakers under a social media microscope. “It would’ve been crazy,” Scott said. “We had some good characters on our team. It would’ve been pretty entertaining.”COMPETITIVE EDGE The revelation made Scott laugh loudly. Kobe Bryant recently attributed his 62-point game against Dallas on Dec. 2005 to Del Harris, a former Mavericks assistant who also coached Bryant through his first three seasons with the Lakers. Bryant admitted he “hated Del” amid a bench role. “Kobe just needs one little bit of anything to get him going,” said Scott, who played with Bryant his rookie season. “He’ll find something in every single game or opponent to get him even more revved up.”Bryant also offered more practical reasons. “I felt like I could run all day and see the floor before it actually happened,” Bryant said. “My shot felt extremely accurate.”So accurate that Bryant posted 62 points on 18-of-31 shooting through three quarters. Could Bryant have scored 80 points had he played in the final quarter?“It sounds funny to say,” Bryant said. “But I would’ve.” MEMORY LANEDallas coach Rick Carlisle had a favorite memory regarding Bryant that did not involve a specific performance. Instead, Carlisle said Bryant marked the first opposing player his 5-year-old daughter learned about in the spring of 2008. “She said to me, ‘Daddy who do you guys play tomorrow?’ Carlisle recalled. “‘We play the Lakers.” She said, ‘That’s Kobe Bryant, right?’ I said, ‘Yeah.’”Her response: “That’s trouble.” PLAYING DIPLOMATDallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban suggested three years ago the Lakers should use the amnesty provision on Bryant to clear their salary cap. After posting 38 points, 12 rebounds and seven assists in the next Lakers-Dallas game. Bryant then tweeted, “Amnesty THAT.”“He texted me after the game,” Bryant said of Cuban. “He said, ‘That’s the sweetest tweet I’ve ever seen.’”Cuban often took digs at former Lakers center Shaquille O’Neal and former Lakers coach Phil Jackson. Cuban also has become boisterous toward opponents during games. But at Bryant?“He didn’t scream at me too much,” Bryant said. “Mark and I have a great relationship.” Newsroom GuidelinesNews TipsContact UsReport an Error