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first_imgHonorable Mention: Randi Brown, New Orleans; Taylor Jackson, Stephen F. Austin. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 13 Notes (PDF) FRISCO, Texas – Lamar junior guard Moe Kinard is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.center_img The honor marks Kinard’s second weekly award of the season and Lamar’s third overall as a team in 2017-18. The Cardinals (13-6, 8-1 SLC) have two tough tests looming this week, hosting Abilene Christian (13-6, 7-2 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT and Stephen F. Austin (16-3, 8-0 SLC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Both games will broadcast on ESPN3. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Moe Kinard, Lamar – Jr. – Guard – New Iberia, La.Kinard was LU’s top scorer in both of the Cardinals’ week 12 wins. She registered 28 points in a 76-61 win at Nicholls and 24 at home in an 83-58 victory over McNeese. She averaged 26.0 points per game through both matchups, one of four Cardinals who averaged in double figures for the week.last_img read more


first_imgFRISCO, Texas – New Orleans’ Asia Woods is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Woods pushed the Privateers (14-10, 10-5 SLC) to a pair of wins at home last week over Central Arkansas and UIW, averaging 19 points and 12 rebounds per game along the way. She was extremely effective from the field with a 62.5-percent clip from the floor and an 80-percent average from the free-throw line. The award marks the first of the senior’s career.Basketball Player of the Week – Asia Woods, New Orleans – Sr. – Forward – Houston, TexasWoods averaged 19 points, 12 rebounds and five assists per game during the Privateers perfect 2-0 week at home. She recorded her sixth double-double of the season against UIW with 13 of her 15 rebounds coming on the offensive end of the floor. She also tied her career-high in assists in each game with five dimes per contest. The senior closed out the week shooting 62.5 percent from the field and 80 percent from the charity stripe to boost the Privateers to their 10th conference win of the season, the program’s most since the 2017-18 campaign.Honorable Mention: Loan-Anh Johnson, Nicholls; Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State; Aiyana Johnson, Stephen F. Austin; Alecia Westbrook, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “I know she showed speed last time going short and it looked like she was going for speed. I just let her be happy where she was, and ended up being in the lead. I was just trying to let her be happy where she was. It was very nice. Thank you to George and Tim for the opportunity I appreciate that too.KENT DESORMEAUX, APACHE PRINCESS, 5th AS 6/5 FAVORITE:  “She stumbled leaving the gate and then she got knocked sideways into the first turn.  She never seemed comfortable…I even looked down at the eighth pole to make sure, ‘Mama, are you okay?’”TRAINER QUOTESTIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER:  “What went into the decision was the stakes schedule, her action, being out of the Unusual Heat mare and her half-brother is a turf performer. Absolutely surprised there wasn’t more speed, on paper there was quite a bit of speed on paper it turned out we were (the speed) and Joel took the lead and took command of the race.”MILLIE BALL, XBTV ANALYST AND WIFE OF TRAINER TIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “This is very nice. It’s nice to be on the other side of the interview, of the win, for once. “That was impressive. You don’t often see horses come away like that on the turf.Are you going to quit your day job now? “(Laughing) I wish!”OWNER QUOTESGEORGE KRIKORIAN, OWNER/BREEDER, MUCHO UNUSUAL, WINNER: “To win as an owner and breeder is the most special thing. When you breed a horse and then are able to race it and then win…that’s the most rewarding part of the racing business, it’s just very special.“It was a huge effort but she really took to the grass, it was her first time on it. She’s bred for it and she can handle it really well as you can see, and she relished it.“We were hopeful coming into today and we thought she could run a big race but you never know until the race is over.”NOTES: The winning owner/breeder is George Krikorianlast_img read more


first_imgHE WAS an extremely ­talented teen, reckoned to be the best of his generation, who signed for a top Premier League club.So Robbie Brady understands some of what Troy Parrott is going through now.2 Troy Parrott is one of Ireland’s highest rated prospects2 Robbie Brady was a teen sensation like ParrottBut he believes the 17-year-old is better equipped to thrive at ­Tottenham than he was at Manchester United.Parrott will make his Ireland debut tomorrow against New Zealand.Only Jimmy Holmes and Robbie Keane were younger when given their chance for the senior team.The pressures that come with being a young Irish talent are exacerbated because, of late, there have been so few of them.The Dubliner dismisses the significance of the by-now-infamous incident in which, much to Alex Ferguson’s annoyance, he allowed Cristiano Ronaldo to skip ahead of him in the queue in the canteen.But, looking back, Brady, 27, is not sure that, at the time, he understood what it would take to make the breakthrough at Old Trafford.SMALL FISH IN A BIG PONDBrady — who joined United at 16 — said: “All stories grow arms and legs but maybe there was a little bit of naivety. I was a young lad from Dublin.“Some of the lads who would have been around clubs like Man United and were getting to go in and train from seven, eight, nine years of age, having a feel for it and knowing what has to be done.“It probably took me a couple of years to get all that on-board.“I did not have the drive to force myself into a Manchester United first team. I was just thrown in there.“I was young, I was away from everyone and going back to Dublin all the time.“It’s a massive thing getting moved up and away at some young age. In hindsight I would have done some things differently.“I was a young lad from Dublin, I’d just signed for Man United. I was on top of the world. Anything anyone said to me, I was taking it in my stride.“Not that I’d thought I’d made it by any means but when you go to a club of such stature, you’re a drop in the ocean.“When you’re signing you may have a good name here but when you go over there you have to prove yourself and do all things right, which I didn’t do, half of the time.“But I still had ability, work-rate and drive which forced me through and got given the chance at Hull. I managed to play. At 19 or 20, I’m thinking, ‘I’ve given myself a chance here and I have to keep going’.”HELPING HANDBrady went on loan to Hull in August 2011, getting his first taste of first-team football in the Championship aged 19. His only outing for the Red Devils came in September 2012 in the LeagueCup before he returned to Hull on loan two months later with a permanent deal and promotion following.So far, Parrott’s sole appearance for the Spurs first team was in a League Cup game against Colchester United in September, although he was an unused substitute against Everton ten days ago.But it is easy to forget just how young he is and the fact that he is that close to a breakthrough in the English top flight is, according to Brady, evidence that he is on the right track.Brady added: “No one pushes on as quickly as he does without going in and doing things right. He seems to have got his head down, training well, pushing on great, and progressing great.“It’s a great thing for Ireland to see someone so young going and playing. Please God, he can get some more football.“It’s great for him as he seems to have the backing of Mauricio Pochettino by playing him in those pre-season games at such a young age.“It is difficult. You have to realise he is 17 years of age and you need a little bit of looking after without realising it at times. We’re all here for him now.“We’ve got a good group of lads and everyone is looking to help. We’ll have an arm around him but he seems a brazen young lad, so he’ll show us what he’s got his week.“He’s a confident young lad, he didn’t train like he was nervous.“He was fine. It didn’t seem to faze him at all.“I’d say to just keep what he is doing and stick at it because it is paying off for him so far and things can only get better for him.“I’ll help him out and have a chat with him this week if there is anything to be spoken about.“If he has anything to ask me then I would love to have a chat with him. I think he’s doing grand at the minute anyway.”GOAL THREATAnd his emergence and the return of Brady should help in the bid to solve Ireland’s ongoing problem up front ahead of Monday’s Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark.He said: “He’s clever, he’s got an eye for a pass, an eye for a goal, a big frame.“I watched a couple of the games he played in pre-season with Tottenham. He didn’t look out of place in that team and at such a young age, he’s a credit to himself.“There’s not too many Robbie Keanes floating about but it seems as if he’s got an eye for goal, he’s clever, got an eye for a pass and a big frame.“We won’t be putting too much pressure on him alone at such a young age but it’s exciting and good to have him and please God in years to come, he can add some goals“You can see that we have not raked up the goals like other countries do, but we have not done that over the last couple of years.“We have not been going out and beating teams 5-0 or 6-0.“It’s not just going to happen. We are not going to come out and start overnight beating teams by six or seven to nil. So we’ll stick with it, try to create as many chances as we can.“We have some good players with a lot of ability so hopefully we can add some more goals but maybe not six or seven.“I’ll be looking to create as many chances as I can. That’s my job in the team. If that’s not being done then you have every right to criticise.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own club“Having David McGoldrick back is a big bonus as well.“He has been brilliant and has a brilliant season as well so far as have quite a lot of the lads.“And I think that will help, the fact that the lads are doing well.”last_img read more


first_imgMOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutHowever, the majority of players had started to dislike Pochettino, with insiders claiming his door was always shut for them.It is understood some of the players would love former Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti — now at Napoli — but Mourinho is  the bookies’ odds-on favourite.And Levy would not need to pay a compensation fee for the former Chelsea and Real Madrid boss as he is without a club.Mauricio Pochettino jokes: If Levy sacked me, I could never manage Arsenal! MAURICIO POCHETTINO was ruthlessly axed by Spurs after losing the dressing room.Not a single Tottenham player was aware of his sacking until the club released a statement at 7.34pm.3 Mauricio Pochettino has been axed five months he led Spurs to the Champions League finalCredit: EPAJose Mourinho and Max Allegri want the job after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy ended Poch’s 5½-year reign.And SunSport can reveal: Many Spurs players have lost respect for the Argentine for refusing to discuss team selection with them and his increasing absence from training. The board believe Poch, 47, engineered his own sacking.  Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stay.Former Manchester United boss Mourinho, 56, wants the job and has alerted his coaching staff to be ready for Saturday’s lunchtime clash clash at capital rivals West Ham.However, former Juventus boss Allegri, 52, is also very keen and has already ordered his backroom staff to learn English.Poch’s sacking stunned football, with Tottenham legend Gary Lineker tweeting: “He helped the club to punch massively above their weight for years.“Good luck with finding a better replacement….ain’t gonna happen.”His departure came just hours after the club’s England midfielder Harry Winks had paid a glowing  tribute to Pochettino.Spurs are set to fork out the £12.5million left on his contract after signing a five-year £8.5m deal a year only last summer.Poch’s coaching staff of Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Toni Jimenez, were also shown the door.In the club’s statement Levy, said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste. Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this  season have been extremely  disappointing.”Spurs are languishing in 14th spot in the Prem and were dumped out of the Carabao Cup by League Two Colchester.3 Daniel Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stayCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd3They also suffered a record-breaking 7-2 home Champions League defeat by Bayern Munich.Poch had spent a whopping £353.8m during his time in charge.Spurs academy coach Bradley Allen admitted: “I’m tremendously disappointed.“It’s really sad it’s come to this. You have to realise the job he’s done. Getting us to the Champions League final was an amazing achievement.”Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust issued a damning statement which took a swipe at the board’s decision to sack the Argentine.It read: “We’re shocked and saddened. Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham a force to be reckoned with again and forged a strong link with the fans.“Many of us thought he had earned the right to turn it around in the first sustained period of poor form we’ve had during his time at the club.“There are questions that must be asked of the board. Why was this decision taken at the end rather than the beginning of the international break?“We question whether the timing of the decision leaves the club with much choice in who takes over.“And is the manager solely accountable? How much has the board’s line on wages and transfers contributed to player unrest and disaffection?“How much did it contribute to the situation we now find ourselves in? And will it change to help support a new manager?”last_img read more


first_imgThe Warriors had an impressive 32-20 win over South Sydney in Perth at the weekend and are crediting a breathing exercise Read showed them during a pre-season camp.After each try they scored skipper Roger Tuivasa-Sheck got his side back in a huddle to make sure they stayed focus.”It’s just to bring everyone back in a re-focus and get ready for what’s next.”With scoring tries you get excited and (seeing) everything going well but from previous years we’ve been a head a lot and then just lost the last ten minutes so being able to re-focus and reset on the next task has been really helpful,” said Tuivasa-Sheck.Tuivasa Sheck said there are few other things they have also introduced with new players such as Adam Blair and Tohu Harris bringing new ideas along with several new coaching staff.”Things like a debrief (post game) where the team leaders and the young players speak…just a lot of small things.”Meanwhile a stomach bug is hindering the Warriors preparation for their first home game of the season this Saturday against the Gold Coast Titans.A handful of players including including Blake Green and Solomone Kata have picked up a virus.Stalwart Simon Mannering seems set to miss this weekend match as he continues to recover from a pre-season shoulder injury, while Gerard Beale is still recuperating from a broken leg suffered during the World Cup.last_img read more


first_imgThe competition commences on April 17 with 11 teams competing.They are Mendi Muruks, Rabaul Gurias, Agmark Gurias, Goroka Lahanis, Port Moresby Vipers, Enga Mioks, Mt Hagen Eagles, TNA Lions, Hela Wigmen, Waghi Tumbe and Lae Snax Tigers and Gulf Isapea.Teams are expected to finalise a 25-man squad by April.Muruks team official Jack Kereme confirmed that they have finalised a 25-man squad and it’s now with the franchise board for approval.The squad was trimmed from 44 players following selections during a trial match last weekend.The players were placed in two teams, Mendi Black and Mendi White, to challenge each other in the trial match.Kereme said the names of the final 25 players will be released to the media this week once it has been approved.Regulars hoping to make the final cut include David Lapua, Andrew Ipi, Kewa Kili, Ape Nande, Jackson Undi and David Loko.last_img read more


first_imgBut whether they are allowed to represent Russia or not is unclear.IOC president Thomas Bach said clean Russian athletes should take part under their own flag.While athletics’ governing body the IAAF says it will accept appeals on an “exceptional basis”, for Russians to participate as “neutral athletes”.On Friday, the IAAF upheld a ban on all Russian track and field athletes competing at this summer’s Olympic Games on Friday, first imposed because of widespread state-sponsored doping and cover-up allegations.On Tuesday, the IOC opened the door for some athletes to go to this summer’s Olympic Games, if they could prove they were clean, with Bach saying: “If there are athletes qualified, then they will compete as members of the team of the Russian Olympic Committee.”However, the IAAF responded by insisting that if athletes met “strict criteria”, they would compete “in an individual capacity as neutral athletes, not under any country’s flag”.It added: “This decision has been unequivocally supported across sport and the IOC summit today unanimously agreed to fully respect the IAAF decision.”The president of the Russian Olympic Committee, Alexander Zhukov, confirmed Russia’s clean athletes would appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (Cas) against the “legally indefensible” ban on them competing.He added that Russia “will not boycott the Olympics”.A statement from the Russian Ministry for Sport said its athletes would undergo at least three additional IAAF anti-doping tests before Rio, adding: “Our Olympians are ready to go over and above all the normal anti-doping tests to show their commitment to clean and fair sport.”However, sports minister Vitaly Mutko later said the IAAF had “done everything to destroy” athletics in his country.The IOC met in Lausanne on Tuesday to agree a five-point anti-doping plan, saying the “presumption of innocence of athletes” from Russian and Kenyan athletes was “being put seriously into question”.last_img read more


first_img* Data updated as of February 8, 2020 LaLiga Santander EI Badalona He had been the rival, on May 6, 2018, when Robert Sarver celebrated on the lawn of Are moix the champion title of Group III from Second B. In just a year and a half, the American tycoon has refloated a Majorca who visits this Sunday not to Badalona, ​​but to Spanish, and in First. And the parallels are not only huge between two clubs that fight for permanence, but especially in their business models.Sometimes the extremes touch, and that is what happens with this sort of ‘war’ between China Y U.S Friendlyly transferred to football. Sarver and his ACQ Legacy Partners League, with official headquarters in Willington, Delaware, landed on Mallorca on January 4, 2016, only 16 days before they took control in Espanyol Chen Yansheng and its conglomerate, Rastar Group. Unlike his colleague, the Chinese president did not count among his assets or a basketball club, Phoenix suns, not even a former media player as media as Steve Nash. But he did have a club in Primera, since his debt was around 200 million euros.center_img Even more drowned, on the verge of liquidation and above in 2nd A, was Mallorca, which prevented the decline in its first six months with Sarver but not the following season. And yet, he kept his trust intact, until he spent only 12 months from Second B to First. To his promise of The league, which clashes with Chen’s (go to the Champions in three years), who at least did reach the return to the Europa League.While Sarver has invested 53 million euros to date (capital increase through) to acquire 99.98 percent of the vermilion share capital, its counterpart in Espanyol will hold 99.55 percent of the club if the second extension under his mandate, after having disbursed around 200 million. Chen made his great display of power in this winter market, with 41.5 million in four signings, for the two that Mallorca made in two transfers.But not everything has been a path of roses, since five different coaches have passed through Mallorca in these four years, by six on the bench Cornellà-El Prat, and up to three presidents, by as many general directors in the parakeet case.And, as much as it is a ‘China’ war ’, the United States both pursue the conquest of the same market. The schedule of this Espanyol-Mallorca, at twelve noon, is unbeatable to project in Asia so much with Wu Lei as with Take kubo. Willington and Shantou They are not so far away when it comes to management, finance and football.last_img read more


first_imgDAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Puskas and Wright, leading Wembley’s England-Hungary that locals ‘avenged’ through Wolverhampton.DAILY AS Never the premiere of some light panels gave as much of himself as it happened in 1954 to Wolverhampton Wanderers. For this reason he invited countless teams to play at night at Molineux Stadium. And thus was born the legend of the English club, now rival of Espanyol, as inspiring European Cup and later Champions League.The story has two aspects. On the one hand he was Gabriel Hanot, editor of L’Equipe and France Football, and French coach, a charge he had to leave after falling 5-1 to Spain and published in one of his media, and in a mysterious unsigned article, a harsh criticism of his figure. Hanot, already focused on his journalistic work, he traveled to Wolverhampton, where in a short time the Wanderers had faced South Africa, Celtic of Glasgow, Racing of Avellaneda, First Vienna, Macabi of Tel Aviv and Spartak of Moscow. And that December 13 would receive the almighty Honvéd from Budapest, with icons between their rows like Zoltán Czibor, Sándor Kocsis and Ferenc Puskás, and directed by János Kalmár, who in the 60 would end up training Espanyol. ‘The invincibles’ was his nickname, with that is almost all said.DAILY AS & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Program of that Wolverhampton-Honved.DAILY AS (DAILY AS) The other aspect is the context of a soccer depressed England after in November 1953 he had suffered his selection lat the first defeat at home in its history, in Wembley, precisely against Hungary. A 3-6 that did not improve in the return, six months later, with a 6-1 for the Magyars. The Molineux game was a friendly, and between clubs, but a certain rematch halo had when 55,000 spectators congregated.At 14 minutes, Honvéd already sent 0-2, with the goals of Kocsis leading in a foul executed by Puskas, and Ferenc Machos. Only the countless stops of Bert Williams avoided a thrashing of scandal. But everything varied in the resumption, when they began to accuse the consequences of four days followed by rains on a heavy pitch. And there the Wolverhampton was handled, never better, like a fish in the water. He imposed his direct style the current champion of the English League until tracing, with a bit of Johnny Hancocks, a penalty, and the double by Roy Swinbourne. And with an immeasurable Billy Wright cutting off every Hungarian attack. Not only did the euphoria burst at Molineux Stadium and across the island, as the second part was broadcast by the BBC, something unusual at the time, but the legendary Stan Cullis hastened to affirm after that 3-2 a phrase that would bring tail: “We are the world champions”. He emulated it Daily Mail in its headline the next day: “Hail, Wolves, Champions of the World now”. And he picked up the glove that fancy spectator that was Gabriel Hanot.Back to his native France, Hanot went around the concept. He believed that teams like Milan or Madrid were superior to Wolverhampton. But there was no way to find out. So it occurred to him that you had to create an official competition. Only two days later, L’Equipe proposed in its pages the creation of a European super league. And Santiago Bernabéu, white president, sent a letter to the newspaper showing his support. The first of many clubs.DAILY AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>This is how the Daily Mirror reported the game.DAILY AS The idea was adding meaning and adherents to the point that, a few months later, Hanot was planted in Vienna, at the first UEFA congress, to explain his concept. Although the employer tried to create a similar league, but between nations, finally accepted. And it developed. So quickly that on September 4, 1955, it began to be disputed. Just nine months after that historic meeting between Wolverhampton Wanderers and Honvéd, which 40 years later, in 1994, it was repeated, with the presence in the stands of the protagonists who were still alive, including Puskas. And the Molineux, where the European Cup was born, will be the scene this Thursday of a continental clash between the Wolves and Espanyol.last_img read more