BATESVILLE, Ind. — An accident south of Batesville hospitalized a teenager late last week.According to the Ripley County Sheriff’s Department, the accident occurred on State Road 229 near County Road 1400 North.Police say a 17-year-old overcorrected into oncoming traffic after his vehicle left the roadway.Clint Bohman, 37, was traveling in the opposite direction and saw the teen’s vehicle lose control, but was unable to avoid the crash.The teen was airlifted to the University of Cincinnati hospital with a head injury.Bohman was uninjured.
Qantas has painted up its latest Boeing 737-800 in a special colour scheme inspired by the work of the late West Australian Indigenous painter Paddy Bedford.The plane, the airline’s 69th 737-800, is the fourth aircraft with Indigenous livery for Qantas, with over 20 years of Indigenous livery history.The concept is a joint initiative between Qantas, the family and estate of Paddy Bedford, Australian Indigenous design studio Balarinji and the National Gallery of AustraliaQantas will take members of Paddy Bedford’s family and community to Seattle next week to take delivery of this special aircraft.The 737-800 will arrive in Australia on November 11 and AirlineRatings.com will be on board the delivery flight.
Share via Email Anthony Joshua has admitted Joseph Parker got under his skin with jibes about his supposed glass jaw and being “the king of steroids” – but said he will come in faster and lighter and make the New Zealander pay when they fight in March.Joshua, who puts his WBA, IBF and IBO belts on the line against Parker, wants to end the year as undisputed heavyweight champion – first by taking the New Zealander’s WBO belt and then by defeating the WBC champion, Deontay Wilder, in what he hopes will be a compelling summer unification fight at Wembley Stadium. He warned his rivals he has improved significantly after revamping his training following his below-par showing against Carlos Takam in October. Share on LinkedIn “I am leaps and bounds ahead compared to the Klitschko and Takam fights,” said Joshua, who pointed out his weight was already down to 17st 8lb, eight pounds lighter than against Takam. “I’m watching what I eat, running further and doing more than I did last year. Last week I did 20 rounds in the gym which I wasn’t even doing for Klitschko, and we’re still 11 weeks to the Parker fight.“I think speed is in power,” he added. “When you’re heavy and you try to club these durable fighters, it’s not that simple just to go ‘boom’. Just because I’m the most muscly man, it doesn’t mean I can just hit someone and knock them out. It’s the shot that you don’t see coming that knocks you out. When I’m quicker – bang, bang, bang – that’s when I can knock my opponents down a lot easier.”The 28-year-old had sharp words for Parker and his entourage, who he said had lied about him being put down in the gym and using performance-enhancing drugs to hype the fight and annoy him. “Three times it’s happened,” he said. “If you want to use it as a PR stunt carry on using it as a PR stunt, but let’s just talk about facts if you want to talk real. It gets under my skin. If he’s better than me, quicker than me, tougher than me, it will take a lot to put me away because I won’t stop coming.”Joshua pointed out he was not only tested regularly by UK Anti-Doping but also paid extra to be on the Voluntary Anti-Doping Association testing programme before fights. “I give them a slot and they can turn up anywhere, if I’m on holiday, at a hotel, at a club,” he said. “I just text them and say I’m going to be here. You have to let them know. I normally give them the time when I’m going to be in the gym training for the opportunity.” Deontay Wilder: ‘I want to fight Anthony Joshua, but Eddie Hearn doesn’t want to risk his gravy train’ Anthony Joshua dismisses glass jaw jibes by Joseph Parker team as ‘fake news’ Support The Guardian Share on Pinterest … we have a small favour to ask. More people, like you, are reading and supporting the Guardian’s independent, investigative journalism than ever before. 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Every reader contribution, however big or small, is so valuable. Support The Guardian from as little as $1 – and it only takes a minute. Thank you. Reuse this content Share on Twitter Boxing The Observer Since you’re here… Share on Messenger Share on Facebook Share on WhatsApp Anthony Joshua On one occasion the drug testers even accompanied him to Nando’s in Sheffield. “You have to go through the piss test before they take your blood,” Joshua explained. “So I said: ‘Look, I haven’t eaten, I’m not going to sit here for an hour.’ So they have to follow me, I got in my car. We went to eat at Nando’s. They were patient. Then they followed me home.”Meanwhile Joshua’s promoter, Eddie Hearn, has told Wilder he must be realistic if he wants a unification fight against Joshua. “We were up for fighting Wilder now,” he said. “But it’s very easy to kill a fight. And you kill a fight by coming out with an unrealistic remark like: ‘I won’t take one per cent less than 50-50 or there’s no fight.’ We look at that and say: ‘Mate go away, don’t waste our time.’ We would love Wilder to be next but he’s got delusions of grandeur.”Before that Joshua knows he will have to get past Parker – who clearly believes he can spring a huge upset. “I played rugby union when I was at school for three years as a lock, as you can probably tell by my cauliflower ear,” Parker said. “I had thoughts of turning professional at rugby but my dad always told me to focus on one sport so I chose boxing. And it was the best decision ever.”However, Joshua intends to make him eat those words – and plenty of others – on 31 March. Read more news Topics Read more
About the authorPaul VegasShare the loveHave your say Tottenham legend Ardiles insists title push remains onby Paul Vegasa month agoSend to a friendShare the loveTottenham legend Ossie Ardiles insists a title push remains on.Tottenham are third in the Premier League table after five matches, just two points behind Manchester City but seven adrift of leaders Liverpool.”[It’s been] very positive. I believe that there are two teams to beat – Liverpool and Manchester City – but I think we are one of the teams that can beat them and we are going to try and fight with them all the way,” Ardiles told Sky Sports.”We have a very, very strong squad. That showed last season and in the Champions League as well. “We do have a very strong squad but we have to be a little bit better and I hope we will do it this year.”
Jim Harbaugh was only Michigan’s head coach for one of the program’s three rivalry contests against Ohio State during Ezekiel Elliott’s tenure, but he seems to have made quite an impression on the star running back. Friday, Elliott, who is going through the ESPN car wash today, trashed Harbaugh, telling Paul Finebaum that he’s “tired” of hearing about him. Elliott also called out Harbaugh for talking smack when he hasn’t won a rivalry game. Yikes.“I’m tired of hearing about Coach Harbaugh he needs to get in check with reality” – @EzekielElliott pic.twitter.com/QHElXCl7QV— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016more from @EzekielElliott: “you can’t talk smack about a rivalry when you haven’t won a game. You have to win ballgames to talk behind it.”— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) April 15, 2016Here’s @EzekielElliott‘s full quote about Jim Harbaugh on @finebaum pic.twitter.com/FkeSmMrqZa— John Hayes (@johnP_hayes) April 15, 2016This isn’t exactly a surprise – Elliott has made a living off of trolling Michigan the past few years. But it’s still hilarious, and reminds us that there is no better college football rivalry than Ohio State vs. Michigan.