first_imgThe Cardinals (11-6, 6-1 SLC), now on a three-game win streak, hit the road to face Nicholls (8-10, 3-4 SLC) on Wednesday at 6 p.m. CT and host McNeese (8-10, 4-3 SLC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 12 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – After a record-setting 2-0 week, Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs was named the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Jr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasBarrs had double-doubles in both games as the Cardinals claimed a pair of victories in week 11. The DeSoto, Texas, native had a career-high 12 steals against UIW and now owns the Southland record for career steals with 379. She leads the nation in total steals (114) and steals per game (6.71). Her efforts helped LU to an 81-27 advantage in points off turnovers in the two games as the Cardinals forced 76 turnovers in the two contests. 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. Honorable Mention: Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas; Stevi Parker, Stephen F. Austin; Randi Brown, New Orleans; Brittany Mbamalu, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jaclyn Scholvin, Southeastern Louisiana.last_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Showcase package opens this weekend on ESPN3, featuring a pair of doubleheaders. The Stephen F. Austin women’s and men’s teams head to Incarnate Word, while squads from Texas A&M-Corpus Christi host New Orleans. New Orleans at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (Saturday Doubleheader)Women’s Basketball: 2:30 p.m. CTMen’s Basketball: 5 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3Women’s –’s – ESPN appsTalent:Randy McIlvoy, play-by-playNeal Raphael, analyst Stephen F. Austin at Incarnate Word (Saturday Doubleheader)Women’s Basketball: 1 p.m. CTMen’s Basketball: 3:30 p.m. CTOnline:ESPN3Women’s –’s – ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playVan Chancellor, analystlast_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Dominique Jackson and Kaylee Bizzell are the Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Stephen F. Austin’s duo competed at separate events over the weekend, as Jackson ran at the Louisiana Classics in Lafayette, La. Meanwhile, Bizzell took first place in the pole vault at the TCU Invitational in Ft. Worth, Texas. In addition to a winning performance in the 400-meter dash, Jackson boosted her Ladyjacks squad to first place in the 4x400m relay.Bizzell took first among collegiate competitors and third overall in the pole vault with a personal-best mark of 13-11.75.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Dominique Jackson, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Richmond, TexasJackson ran across a pair of events for the Ladyjacks marking a 1:02.04 clip in the 400m dash. The senior’s individual performance marks the third fastest Southland Conference 400m time of the season. Jackson followed up as a leg of the 4x400m relay team that finished first overall with a 3:46.64. The relay squad’s performance ranks first among the Southland this season.Honorable Mention: Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas; Breanna Ransom, Incarnate Word; Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Golden, TexasBizzell capped the weekend as the top collegiate finisher in the pole vault at the TCU Invitational, opening the outdoor season with a person record of 13-11.75. Her winning vault at the TCU event ranks first in the nation among outdoor pole vault performances.Honorable Mention: Lauren Clarke, Northwestern State; Madison Miles, Incarnate Word; Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian.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.last_img read more

first_imgPitcher of the Week – Brad Verel, Central Arkansas – Junior – Pitcher – Broken Arrow, Okla.Verel pitched the final 4.2 innings of the Bears’ 8-4 upset of No. 24 Oklahoma State, taking the torch from Mark Moyer and keeping the Cowboys at bay. Verel struck out five and didn’t allow a walk in his third-longest relief appearance on the year. Rogers turned in a big week for the Bearkats, helping Sam Houston State secure its hold on first place in the Southland with a sweep of Lamar. The sophomore slugger hit safely and reached base twice in each of the Bearkats’ four games on the week, scoring four times with seven RBI and five extra-base hits. In Saturday’s twinbill, Rogers hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the ninth of game one to cap the Bearkats’ comeback win, and the Spring, Texas, native went 2-for-5 with an RBI as the Kats closed out the sweep in the series finale. He currently ranks third in the conference in slugging percentage (.613) and is tied for the lead with 12 doubles. 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. In Saturday’s rubber match against McNeese, Verel got the ball to start the game, striking out five over five scoreless innings as Central Arkansas took the series with a 5-1 triumph. He scattered just a pair of singles and a walk through the first four innings and, with two runners in scoring position after a two-out double, sat down Julian Gonzalez on strikes to get out of the jam. Hitter of the Week – Jack Rogers, Sam Houston State – Sophomore – Outfielder – Spring, TexasAfter recording a walk and an RBI double in a midweek clash with Rice on Tuesday, Rogers hit safely in his first three at-bats in the series opener against Lamar, highlighting the game with an inside-the-park home run in the fourth inning on his way to a 3-for-4 day that saw him drive in four and reach base four times. Central Arkansas (15-17, 8-7 Southland) begins a five-game stretch away from home against Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before a three-game road slate at Tennessee Tech, beginning with a 6 p.m. first pitch on Friday.center_img Honorable Mention: Logan Berlof, Lamar; Itchy Burts, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Sam Taylor, Northwestern State; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. Verel picked up the win in both his outings, allowing just two earned runs over 9.2 innings for a 1.86 ERA on the week. The junior struck out 10 batters and issued just one walk, and the Bears went 3-1 with a win over. No. 24 Oklahoma State and a series victory over McNeese. Sam Houston State (20-9, 12-3 Southland) hosts Houston at 6:30 p.m. CT on Tuesday before visiting rival Stephen F. Austin for a three-game weekend series, beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Honorable Mention: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist; Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana; Nathan Jones, Northwestern State; Bernie Martinez, UIW; Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Jack Rogers is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Central Arkansas hurler Brad Verel earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.last_img read more

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Dominique Golightly is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Golightly joined the 1,000-point club after a 22-point performance that pushed the Wildcats (6-1) to a 73-63 win at home against Tulsa this past Thursday. Golightly put down an efficient shooting mark, going 9-of-12 from the field and 3-of-6 from three-point range against the Golden Hurricane. She now stands with 1,009 career points.The award marks the first of Golightly’s career.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Guard – Chickasha, Okla.Golightly surpassed 1,000-career points Thursday night in Abilene Christian’s first-ever win over Tulsa, a 73-63 result at home. The ACU senior shot a staggering 75 percent from the field and 50 percent from beyond the arc to push the Wildcats to a 6-1 start. In addition to her offensive output, Golightly concluded the game with three rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal.Honorable Mention: Megan Valdez-Crader, Houston Baptist; Angel Hastings, Lamar; Jasmyn Johnson, Northwestern State; Rachel Harrell, Sam Houston State.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_imgREJUVENATED RIVER BOYNE HEADS WIDE OPEN FIELD OF TEN OLDER HORSES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $400,000 FRANK E. KILROE MILE ON TURF SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME FOR 12-RACE CARD IS AT 11:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2020)–Trainer Jeff Mullins’ rejuvenated Irish-bred River Boyne heads a wide open field of 10 older horses in Saturday’s Grade I, $400,000 Frank E. Kilroe mile on turf.Others who rate tremendous chances are recent one mile turf allowance winner Sellwood, Kilroe Mile defending champ Ohio and recent graded stakes winner Desert Stone.RIVER BOYNEOwner:  Red Baron’s Barn & Rancho Temescal, LLCTrainer:  Jeff MullinsWinless in eight starts prior to running what may’ve been the best race of his career–an emphatic 2 ½ length score in the Grade III Thunder Road Stakes at one mile on turf Feb. 8, this 5-year-old full horse earned a career-best 99 Beyer Speed figure and looks like the horse to beat with Abel Cedillo back in the irons. A three-time graded stakes winner in Southern California at age three, River Boyne was a close fourth in last year’s Kilroe and was a huge second in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) six starts back on May 27, 2019.  A stone miler, he’s 12-4-3-2 at the trip and will surpass the  $1 million mark in career earnings should he hit the board in what will be his 24th start.SELLWOODOwner:  Gulliver Racing, LLCTrainer:  Jeff MullinsBreaking from the far outside in a field of nine, this 5-year-old ridgling by the A.P. Indy stallion Girolamo was taken in hand out of the gate and saved ground while about 10 lengths off the lead around the first turn.  With Mike Smith orchestrating a perfect trip, he saved as much ground as he could with the rails at 30 feet and fairly exploded late to win like a horse who’s capable of much more while earning a 98 Beyer.  With a one mile turf mark of 9-2-4-1, Sellwood appears more than ready for his career close up in what will be his first graded stakes assignment.OHIOOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Alan TreitmanTrainer:  Michael McCarthyFollowing a pattern that produced an upset win in last year’s Kilroe Mile. McCarthy wheeled this 9-year-old Brazilian-bred gelding over to Phoenix, AZ on Jan. 11, with the result being a repeat victory in the one mile turf Cotton Fitzsimmons Handicap.  Seventh after the first half mile, Ohio moved into close attendance around the far turn and in a tough stretch battle, prevailed by a neck under Jose Valdivia, Jr., who rides back on Saturday.  Winless in six starts following last year’s Kilroe win, Ohio’s connections are hopeful his Arizona confidence builder will produce his second Grade I trophy.DESERT STONEOwner:  Zayat Stables, LLCTrainer:  Richard BaltasAlthough he has but one win from seven one mile turf tries, this 5-year-old Irish-bred gelding rallied from off the pace to win the Grade II, 1 1/8 miles turf San Gabriel Stakes by a neck on Jan. 4, a huge effort, considering he had been idle since well beaten in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on May 27, 2019.THE GRADE I FRANK E. KILROE MILE WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 12 Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTTrue Valour–Umberto Rispoli–122River Boyne–Abel Cedillo–122Got Stormy–Tyler Gaffalione–119Next Shares–Flavien Prat–122Sellwood–Mike Smith–120Ohio–Jose Valdivia, Jr.–122Kingly–Mario Gutierrez–122Frontier Market–Joel Rosario–120Sash–Drayden Van Dyke–120Desert Stone–Geovanni Franco–122Special early first post time for a 12-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m., with admission gates open at 9:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgJACK CLARKE is heading for a return Tottenham after being snubbed by Marcelo Bielsa.The whizzkid winger was loaned back to Leeds for the season after completing a £10million summer switch from Elland Road to Spurs on the understanding that he would get regular game time.1 Mauricio Pochettino is set to get back Jack Clarke for Spurs from LeedsCredit: GettyBut the teenager has been blanked by Whites boss Bielsa, who has not handed him any Championship action as the Yorkshire outfit chase the promotion prize they missed out on last term.Now the North London giants are ready to trigger the recall clause they had put in Clarke’s loan deal because they are unhappy with the situation.And Clarke, 18, is frustrated at being cold shouldered by Bielsa, who has preferred to utilise Manchester City loanee Jack Harrison as his left-side raider.He is fed-up with being left out, and can’t understand why Bielsa has not explained to him why he doesn’t even make the manager’s match-day 18.Spurs chief Mauricio Pochettino is a Bielsa disciple, and was keen for Clarke to continue his progression under the veteran Argentinian coach after piecing together a hugely promising debut campaign for Leeds.He made 25 appearances to help United reach the play-offs, where they lost to Derby in a semi-final thriller.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut he has been restricted to just two Carabao Cup outings this campaign, and has been forced to watch from the stands as Bielsa’s side have stormed to the top of the table.Clarke has fallen foul of the EFL ruling that teams can only include five loanees in their match-day squads, and his chances of getting much more action are remote now that Leeds are out of the League Cup.And that means he will almost certainly push for another loan move elsewhere when the January transfer window opens up to get more minutes on the pitch.Mauricio Pochettino hits back at Kieran Trippier over claims he forced defender out of Tottenhamlast_img read more

first_imgArsenal once had Gnabry and let him go and now have Pepe. Such a massive step down— Neil Jones (@NeilDaf) October 1, 2019 Damn, Arsenal really let Gnabry go and bough Pepe. Ya hate to see it..— jermone (@SCANDAL10) October 1, 2019 To think gnabry couldn’t even get into arsenal team wow lol 1000x better than that useless pepe— . (@vaikarthanan) October 1, 2019 If you think you are having a bad day, just remember that Arsenal sold Serge Gnabry to Werder Bremen and bought Nicolas Pepe. #TOTFCB— Deji Ogeyingbo (@deji_oges) October 1, 2019 Gnabry doing wonders whilst Pepe’s doing nonsense 😡— jw9 (@jwills_9) October 1, 2019 Arsenal let Gnabry leave and now they have Pepe. LOOOOL— Euan B (@EuanBonterre14) October 1, 2019center_img Arsenal really decided Gnabry wasn’t good enough then bought Pepe for £70m— Martyn (@MartynEwoma) October 1, 2019 Serge Gnabry wasn’t good enough for Arsenal but is for Bayern Munich ARSENAL fans can’t believe they spent £72million on Nicolas Pepe while selling Serge Gnabry for just £5million after the German ran riot against rivals Spurs on Tuesday night.Gnabry scored FOUR times for Bayern Munich as the Bundesliga champions fired SEVEN goals past Mauricio Pochettino’s men in the Champions League.3 Serge Gnabry ran riot against Spurs… but Arsenal sold him for just £5mCredit: Getty ImagesNorth London is RED!!!— Serge Gnabry (@SergeGnabry) October 1, 2019 Gnabry later tweeted: “North London is RED!!!” which won him even more praise from fans of his former club.Meanwhile, club record signing Pepe was the worst player on the pitch as Arsenal drew 1-1 with Premier League strugglers Manchester United on Monday.The Ivory Coast international cost a stunning £72m when he joined the Gunners from Lille over the summer.While Gnabry was sold by Arsene Wenger to Werder Bremen for just £5m in 2016.The winger, 24, is now one of the best in the business following a masterclass against Tottenham.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100And Arsenal fans can’t believe they have managed to downgrade while effectively handing out £67m in the process.One wrote on Twitter: “I have not forgiven Wenger for selling Gnabry. That boy is something else.“Why are we so unlucky with players? He’s honestly everything we want Pepe to be.”Another said: “Arsenal once had Gnabry and let him go and now have Pepe. Such a massive step down.”3 £72m Nicolas Pepe is yet to make an impact for the GunnersCredit: Reuters3One noted: “If you think you are having a bad day, just remember that Arsenal sold Serge Gnabry to Werder Bremen and bought Nicolas Pepe.”Another tweeted: “Arsenal let Gnabry leave and now they have Pepe. LOOOOL.”One exclaimed: “Gnabry doing wonders while Pepe’s doing nonsense.”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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubAnother typed: “Damn, Arsenal really let Gnabry go and bought Pepe. You hate to see it.”One pondered: “To think Gnabry couldn’t even get into the Arsenal team wow lol 1000x better than that useless Pepe.”Another added: “Arsenal really decided Gnabry wasn’t good enough then bought Pepe for £70m.”I have not forgiven Wenger for selling Gnabry .. 😢😢😢 that boy is something else .. why are we so unlucky with players .. he’s honestly everything we want Pepe to be .. still very hopeful Pepe would come good .. God please £72m for a player omg .. @Arsenal— A Gooner (@ONESuperGUNNER) October 1, 2019last_img read more

first_imgThis is the 13th year BSP has backed the snooker championships.BSP corporate sponsorship manager Rosemary Mawe said BSP had witnessed the enormous growth of snooker in the country through its partnership with the PNGBSA and would continue to support the code.PNGBSA vice president John Chan thanked BSP, saying he was grateful for their support.”This year will be significant as the event coincides with the 40th independence celebrations,’’ said Chan.The snooker titles cue off in Port Moresby on September 10th with the Minor (B Grade) Championship. The Major (A Grade) Championship will start on September 16th.last_img

first_imgThomas, author of Atlético’s second goal in the 2-2 against Valencia, he attended the microphone of Movistar + and then to the press in mixed zone to assess the meeting: Atlético has finished with four attackers, the two teams overturned, sometimes …How did you watch the game?It was a balanced match, we both had chances and they scored two goals with the ball stopped. There were two failures that cost us two points. You have to keep the good part, since the team competed.Are the tie good? It was a game with a first part that we played well and in the second we tried to go for the game. Valencia is very strong in its field and we have to forget about this game, keep working and the results will arrive.They have put a lot of rhythm to the game …Yes, they were with the ball and we tried to press. We have found two goals like that, but we can’t stand the 90 minutes by pressing and we try to play our game, pressing when we can. You have to keep working.Atlético made great pressure in the first half …Valencia improved in the second half, they had possession of the ball, but we had a good game. You have to keep working.He scored a goal and tried several times …Better if I had scored two or three. I saw the chance to shoot and the ball entered. I threw more times, I tried and it’s a shame that I only scored one goal.In the negative, they have received two goals to the ball …Yes, we have to be focused. Sometimes we have no luck, we miss a brand … They are football things and we have to improve it.Sensations before Liverpool.We are motivating ourselves, we have two good games, we have to improve things that we don’t do today and continue…center_img Llorente: “This gives us moral for Tuesday against Liverpool”He has scored an important goal … “I am very happy, in the end all the players like to score, start the starting games and in this sense I am happy. I try to take advantage of the opportunities of the master and hopefully they will arrive more.”The point in Mestalla: “Valencia is a great rival here at home with its people, they squeeze a lot. We knew it was going to be complicated. We have endured their arreones. It gives us confidence and moral for Tuesday’s game against Liverpool that is very important for us.” .What do you think about doubts about Simeone? Do you understand them? “We understand in the world in which we live, where as soon as there is a bad run, doubts and questions appear. But when you put three or four matches on track, everything is forgotten. You have to focus on our coach and train to reverse the situation, as we have done”.Compenetration with Thomas: “It’s something we work every week, the coach tells us. When one releases, the other has to be left behind.”Pressure: “Pressing up you can’t stand 90 minutes. We endured while we had fresh legs. We knew they were going to squeeze and give those arreones.”Liverpool: “The tie is very difficult, it is complicated, but we are prepared and we are looking forward to the game. Surely we will move forward.”Vitolo: “We missed the game with the ball stopped”Sensations: “It was a good game between two great teams. We knew that it was going to be difficult to achieve victory here. By playing with a stopped ball, the game escapes us. Proud of the team and now, to correct the mistakes that we have to stop the ball. The team is looking forward and excited. “More than half of the goals that have conceded have come to the ball: “It is a shame because the team’s effort has been enormous, we have worked hard. They also know how to play. The draw is fair. We keep adding, but it is a pain to only score one point.”Occasions in the two goals: “The game opens when they make the second goal. We were both in need of victory and we are leaving with a point. It’s a shame for the fans, which has come a lot. We wanted to dedicate the three points, but it hasn’t been. Now , to follow because football gives you revenge right away. “Sensations to face the match against Liverpool: “The team has played a great game, we have had intensity. Now a very strong opponent is coming, but we play at home, with our fans and it will surely cheer us up a lot.”last_img read more