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JENNINGS COUNTY, Ind. — The Jennings County Sheriff’s Department is asking for help in finding the person involved in a burglary.Monday morning sheriff’s deputies responded to a home in Lovett Township to investigate a burglary. While deputies were walking through the home, the home owner pointed out things that were taken.Harlan Deaton, the homeowner, started talking about guns that were taken from him, and got teary eyed when he told deputies that he was 12 when his father gave him a Winchester Model 97 shotgun.Police say several items including multiple guns were taken from the residence.If anyone has information regarding the burglary, you are asked to call the Jennings County Sheriff’s Department.
It’s that time of year again: Small yet noticeable billboards adorn the L.A. Live plaza, promoting the Pac-10’s annual postseason basketball celebration, which kicks off this afternoon.The difference in this year’s tournament billboard, however, is that images of UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt and Washington’s Isaiah Thomas are paired with a few unfamiliar characters.Along with these two players, Stanford’s All-American senior forward Kayla Pedersen and California’s highly-touted freshman guard, Afure Jemurigbe, are pictured prominently as well.It seems — and I don’t use these words often nor treat them lightly — Pac-10 Commissioner Larry Scott and the rest of the conference powers that be have finally gotten something right.For the first time, both postseason tournaments will conclude the same day under the Staples Center’s roof.Maybe that isn’t a huge deal, since of the five other major conferences in college basketball, the ACC, Big Ten and Big 12 are also hosting their men’s and women’s tournaments in the same city.But in those cases, Greensboro, Indianapolis and Kansas City have to serve double duty, as their host conferences chose to either showcase their student athletes in separate venues or, sadly, during separate weeks.If you are still wondering what this weekend’s events at the Staples Center mean for the Pac-10 conference, it’s quite simple.An optimistic person would likely say that, at best, the Pac-10 gets a combined nine teams into the two March dances.It’s conceivable the Big East gets at least that many teams in on the men’s side alone.Combine the lack of national championship firepower with a terrible time difference, an unavoidable East Coast bias and no substantive plan for a future conference-wide television network, and the Pac-10 has become as irrelevant to the college basketball landscape as Emilio Estevez (insert Mighty Ducks joke here) is to his train wreck of an acting family.By the numbers, moving the final two rounds of the women’s tournament only adds three extra contests to the weekend’s festivities.This cuts down the unnecessary 10-minute trips on the Dash or Metro between Galen Center and Staples Center for those diehard Pac-10 fans.But allowing the Women of Troy to play under the same and more recognizable spotlight of the Staples Center, as their male counterparts have done each of the last nine seasons, means so much more.Even if most of America pays no attention to this baby step, all signs point to progress for the conference.Ticket package prices start at $40 a day to take in the semifinals and finals of both tournaments, but the bang for the buck is worth it regardless of the games’ final outcomes.The Pac-10’s progressive thinking will allow those who enter through the turnstiles of Staples Center something the other conferences have ignorantly neglected: freedom of choice.Regardless of whether you prefer men’s or women’s basketball, the day-long packages give you the flexibility to see whichever floats your boat: the men’s games, the women’s games or all of it.In addition to the six total games that will be played Friday and Saturday, the Pac-10 is holding a tournament-long fan fest complete with cheerleaders, mascots, live bands, food vendors and an atmosphere that will undoubtedly be second to none in collegiate sports this weekend.The pessimist in me has to ask, though, is this all a superfluous attempt to try and rally support for a conference that has seen better days?At first glance, I’d have to say no.Showcasing a high-revenue sport across all platforms in one venue is not an act of desperation, but actually pretty logical.Scott recognizes his product is largely neglected by TV outlets and mainstream America.But the best way to garner collective interest is to take an annual sporting event and make it into a spectacle that can be enjoyed by fans of all ages and levels of appreciation.And with the 2011 Pac-10 men’s and women’s tournaments, the forgotten step-child, at least for one weekend in March, will win in more ways than one.“For The Love Of The Game” runs Wednesdays. To comment on this article, visit dailytrojan.com or e-mail Dave at [email protected]
Ray Parlour says Arsenal should not get carried away with their comfortable Community Shield victory over Manchester City.The Gunners eased to a 3-0 victory over the Premier League champions, leaving supporters optimistic they can sustain a title challenge this season.Parlour, though, isn’t reading anything into the Wembley clash and believes bookmakers have it right in making Arsene Wenger’s side only fourth favourites to win the league.“City were missing lots of players, they had maybe seven first-team players out of the side,” the former Arsenal ace said, speaking on the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast.“Arsenal were excellent in the first half, they showed all the qualities they have, and Arsene Wenger will be delighted. Hopefully, it has given them a bit of confidence and belief, but I am still with the bookies.“Chelsea, Man City, Man United will be a lot stronger this season and Liverpool have had a great pre-season. It is such a competitive league.“I still feel Arsenal need a couple more players. I think the bookies get it right a lot of the time. Man City, Chelsea and Man United, who are third favourites, are the three to beat probably.”
Kyle Bartley is a Baggie!✍🏼👌🏼🔵⚪️#WBA pic.twitter.com/ylb16nd9gO— West Bromwich Albion (@WBA) July 16, 2018Bartley is West Brom’s second signing of the summer, following the arrival of goalkeeper Sam Johnstone from Manchester United“I’m absolutely delighted Kyle has joined us,” said Head Coach Darren Moore.“He’s got great presence about him and I am looking forward to working with him.”Bartley said of his move to the Hawthorns: “After speaking with Darren I knew this was the place I wanted to be be. He let me know his ideas for the season and the next few years, his ambitions for the club and he told me about the fan base and the facilities. I’m hoping to be involved quickly.” The centre-back scored six goals in 50 appearances for Leeds Bartley made 38 appearances in six years with Swansea, who also suffered relegation to the Championship last season.And he is now likely to line up against the Swans in the second tier after joining the Baggies, having trained with his new team-mates on Monday morning. The 27-year-old centre-back spent the 2016/17 season on loan at Elland Road and enjoyed arguably the best season of his career, making 50 appearances for the Whites.His form with the Championship club prompted then-Swansea boss Paul Clement to bring him back into the Jacks’ first-team last season, but injury restricted him to just ten appearances.Bartley was linked with making a permanent move back to Leeds this summer, having won over the fans during his impressive loan spell.But the Whites have missed out, as relegated Premier League side West Brom announced his arrival on Monday. 3 3 Leeds United have missed out on the signing of Swansea City defender Kyle Bartley, who has sealed a move to West Bromwich Albion on a three-year deal. Bartley enjoyed a brilliant loan spell at Leeds, where he was handed the captain’s armband in the absence of injured Liam Bridcutt 3 Former Arsenal youngster Kyle Bartley has joined West Brom from Swansea