Third Week of Women’s Basketball League Play Begins Tonight

first_imgAbilene Christian hosts Houston Baptist (4-9, 0-3 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. and Northwestern State (5-10, 0-4 SLC) on Saturday at 2 p.m. Additional Storylines Saturday, Jan. 13A&M-Corpus Christi at New Orleans*, 2 p.m.Northwestern State at Abilene Christian*, 2 p.m.McNeese at Southeastern La.*, 2 p.m.Houston Baptist at Sam Houston State*, 3 p.m. (ESPN3) UIW at Stephen F. Austin*, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN3)Central Arkansas at Nicholls*, 6 p.m. Roaring 20s: Brown (24.3) and Southeastern Louisiana senior Taylin Underwood (22.7) are the only two players in the conference averaging 20-plus points per game against league opponents. Preseason favorite Lamar (8-6, 3-1 SLC) aims to get back on track on the road against Southeastern Louisiana (1-13, 0-3 SLC), having dropped its lone league contest to Central Arkansas last week. Mid-Major Votes: All three current undefeated teams received votes in the latest CollegeInsider.com Mid-Major Top 25. This Week’s Matchups Wildcat Scoring: Abilene Christian’s 4-0 league record is paced by an 82.2 scoring average per game. Sophomore Breanna Wright ranks sixth in the conference with 17.0 points per game in league play while junior Sara Williamson averages 15.5. Sophomore Dominique Golightly ranks 11th with 14.8 per game. Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – The third week of Southland Conference play for women’s basketball tips off tonight with six matchups. Three undefeated teams put their records to the test tonight and Saturday – Central Arkansas (11-4, 4-0 SLC), Abilene Christian (10-4, 4-0 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (11-3, 3-0 SLC). National Rankings: New Orleans senior Randi Brown ranks ninth in the nation in points per game, averaging 22.6 in 15 overall games while leading the Southland with 24.3 per game in conference play. Lamar junior Chastadie Barrs continues to dominate the national leaderboards in steals, topping Division I with 6.21 swipes per game and 87 overall in 14 games. Wednesday, Jan. 10Central Arkansas at UIW*, 6 p.m.Nicholls at McNeese*, 6:30 p.m.A&M-Corpus Christi at Sam Houston State*, 6:30 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at New Orleans*, 7 p.m.Lamar at Southeastern La.*, 7 p.m.Houston Baptist at Abilene Christian*, 7 p.m. UCA has back-to-back road games this week against UIW (3-11, 2-1 SLC) tonight at 6 p.m. CT and Nicholls (7-8, 2-2 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Sugar Bear Stops: Central Arkansas has leaned heavily on its trademark defense this season again, holding conference foes to a league-best 45.0 points per game and .307 field goal percentage. UCA takes a six-game win streak into week three. SFA hits the road tonight as well for a 7 p.m. matchup with the Southland’s leading scorer in New Orleans (6-9, 2-2 SLC) senior Randi Brown (24.3 points per game) before returning home to host UIW on Saturday at 3:30 p.m. * Southland Conference gamelast_img read more

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Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green Named Senior CLASS Award Nominee

first_imgCourtesy of Senior CLASS AwardOVERLAND PARK, Kan. – Thirty NCAA® women’s volleyball student-athletes who excel both on and off the court were selected today as candidates for the 2019 Senior CLASS Award® in collegiate volleyball. Included in the list of candidates are four student-athletes from reining national champion Stanford, marking the first time in award history that four members of the same team have been listed as candidates in the same year. The 30 candidates will be narrowed to 10 finalists midway through the regular season, and those 10 names will be placed on the official ballot. Ballots will be distributed through a nationwide voting system to media, coaches and fans, who will select one candidate who best exemplifies excellence in the four Cs of community, classroom, character and competition. The Senior CLASS Award winner will be announced during the 2019 NCAA Division I Women’s Volleyball Championship in December. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I senior and have notable achievements in four areas of excellence: community, classroom, character and competition. The complete list of candidates follows this release. For more information on all the candidates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.center_img Volleyball CandidatesFrances Arnautou, YaleAllie Barber, MarquetteMadelyn Cole, CreightonLee Ann Cunningham, RiceMadison Duello, WisconsinLeah Edmond, KentuckyAnn Ernst, Loyola MarylandAudriana Fitzmorris, StanfordYumi Garcia, CharlotteJenna Gray, StanfordMadison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiTessa Grubbs, TennesseeHollann Hans, Texas A&MCassie Haut, Eastern MichiganMorgan Hentz, StanfordSigourney Kame, Florida AtlanticMadelyn Kaprelyan, Central Connecticut StateMary Lake, Brigham YoungKhalia Lanier, USCLaura Masciullo, HofstraBlake Mohler, PurdueGrace Morgan, RiceKathryn Plummer, StanfordAnne Rasmussen, South DakotaAmber Seaman, Ball StateMikayla Shields, South CarolinaShelly Stafford, BaylorEmily Stroup, MississippiMicaya White, TexasStephanie Williams, Pittsburgh An acronym for Celebrating Loyalty and Achievement for Staying in School®, the Senior CLASS Award focuses on the total student-athlete and encourages students to use their platform in athletics to make a positive impact as leaders in their communities. last_img read more

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Tottenham news LIVE – Latest updates from North London

first_img74 – Goal for Liverpool. Salah scores from the spot. 🔴 #LFC 2-1 #THFC ⚪️— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 5:41 pmLIVERPOOL have drawn level.It’s Danny Rose at fault and Jordan Henderson rifles home with a left footed drive. TOTTENHAM could not build on Harry Kane’s early header as they went down to a 2-1 defeat against Liverpool at Anfield.With Spurs out of the League Cup, attention now turns to another trip to Merseyside as they take on Everton next Sunday.Get all the latest Spurs news here…Bag yourself the best acca with LadbrokesPick up a whole load of acca featuresWant more from your accumulators? Then you’ve hit the jackpot in the hunt to bag yourself the best acca!Ladbrokes boast an unbeatable range of features to help you land the big one from acca insurance and acca tracker to edit my acca and cash out.*Players must be over 18. Log in or register to play. T&Cs apply.Full details of the acca propositions can be found here.Joe Brophy30 Oct 2019, 9:26 amJUVENTUS had scouts watching four players during Liverpool’s 2-1 win over Tottenham on Sunday, according to Italian outlet Tuttosport.The Old Lady were keeping an eye on Mohamed Salah, Son Heung-min, Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen with the club ready to fork out another fortune on star players.Liverpool will do their utmost to keep hold of star man Salah and have already tied him down to a lengthy contract until 2023.But their pursuit of Son appears more likely with Spurs facing the possibility of missing out on top four football this season.Alderweireld and Eriksen would be considered cheaper options with their futures at Spurs up in the air.Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 10:33 pmHARRY KANE failed to take any positives from Tottenham’s 2-1 defeat at Liverpool.The Spurs skipper accused his team-mates of not being brave enough to keep the ball.England striker Kane headed Mauricio Pochettino’s men into the lead after just 47 seconds on Sunday.And the 26-year-old said: “Whenever you lose, you can never be encouraged. We battled but you expect that at this level in every game.“It’s disappointing being 1-0 up at half-time, being ahead and not being able to see it through. When you lose a game, it’s not a step forward — it showed we’ve got to work hard.“It’s disappointing, so we’ll assess it and see where we can improve. Then, hopefully, we can take it into Everton on Sunday.“We could have been a bit braver. When we went 2-1 down, we started to do it better, create two or three chances towards the end but it was too late.”Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 9:22 pm Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 8:41 pmJake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 8:05 pmJake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 7:29 pmThe Club will be marking this period of Remembrance during the coming weeks by showing its support for our serving Armed Forces, veterans and the Royal British Legion’s Poppy Appeal.@PoppyLegion ⚪️ #THFC— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2019Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 6:56 pmTOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino was left stunned by a journalist’s claim that Tanguy Ndombele “made a big difference” when he came on against Liverpool.The £65million French midfielder came into the game on 63 minutes replacing Harry Winks with the score at 1-1.In the post-match press conference it was put to Poch that Ndombele “made a big difference” when he replaced Winks.The boss replied: “Big difference? Doing what?”The reporter then highlighted the 22-year-old’s passing as being impressive in the second half and asked whether he will be starting more games.Pochettino replied: “Yes but in this time the game was different no? I think be careful how we assess.“I was talking to some of your colleagues before the game. With 29 players in the squad it’s so important to rotate and keep them all motivated to play.“He played on Tuesday in the Champions League and I think Harry Winks was fresh to play.”Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 6:20 pm🎟️ Tickets for @SpursWomen’s historic north London derby against Arsenal Women in the @BarclaysFAWSL at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on Sunday 17 November are now on general sale.#THWFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2019Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 5:43 pmTOTTENHAM fans can look forward to reliving their defeat to Liverpool in great detail when Amazon’s upcoming documentary series airs.Reports detail how the club are pocketing around £10million for the ‘All or Nothing’ programme.And the 2-1 defeat at Anfield was the first time cameras were allowed inside Mauricio Pochettino’s dressing room.According to The Athletic, Liverpool bosses were more than happy for Spurs to bring the film crew into the ground with them.Harry Kane’s early goal set the side on their way to a famous win on Merseyside.But second-half strikes from Jordan Henderson and Mohamed Salah left them empty handed and cameras picked up a no-doubt dejected Tottenham after the whistle.Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 5:07 pmPAULO GAZZANIGA was left bitterly disappointed by the defeat against Liverpool despite his outstanding performance.Speaking to Spurs’ website, he said: “At the end, the three points stay here and we’re all disappointed.““We tried until the end and after it went to 2-1 we tried and tried, but again, we couldn’t take a point.“Sonny hit the crossbar and maybe 2-0 could have changed the game, but again, we have to keep trying, keep working hard.“There are things we need to work on but with a negative score, everything you see is negative but there are also a few positives. They won, so we have to look at ourselves, keep pushing ourselves, that’s the way.”Jake Lambourne29 Oct 2019, 4:30 pmROY KEANE has issued a withering assessment of Serge Aurier and Danny Rose – naming the duo Dumb and Dumber after their performances against Liverpool.Manchester United legend Keane was in the Sky Sports studio for the match and did not hold back when discussing the Spurs defenders.He said: “The two Tottenham full-backs were dreadful. Dumb and Dumber, I’d call them.“I thought they were really poor. You can’t compare them to Liverpool, the two lads who are absolutely fantastic.“Particularly going forward, okay defensively there’s parts of the games they can improve on, but going forward they’re absolutely fantastic.”Jake Lambourne28 Oct 2019, 3:53 pm”There are things we need to work on but with a negative score, everything you see is negative but there are also a few positives.”#THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2019William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 2:31 pmGARETH BALE does not know who the Prime Minister is, “genuinely” has no clue about “99 per cent” of Brexit and pays no interest in the “nonsense” because all he follows is golf.The Real Madrid and Wales superstar, 30, earns around £93,000 per DAY in the Spanish capital.Quizzed on Brexit, Bale said: “I look in terms of stuff financially, if Brexit affects me in a certain way for money or investments, but I don’t read the rest of the nonsense.“I genuinely don’t know 99 per cent of Brexit.“I don’t even know the prime minister is anymore.”Upon being told it is Boris Johnson, Bale replied: “Well, there we go. I didn’t know that.“I thought he was the mayor?“I can’t have a say in it so I’m not interested. I follow the golf, that’s about it.“I can tell you who’s number one in the world.”William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 1:29 pmGARY NEVILLE thinks Manchester United would take Christian Eriksen “tomorrow” – but Roy Keane is not so sure.The Danish playmaker looked set to leave Tottenham this summer, but transfer interest from Real Madrid and United came to nothing.Instead the 27-year-old has remained in North London with his contract expiring at the end of the season.United legend Neville reckons Old Trafford bosses would compete to sign the Spurs star on a free transfer next summer.He said on Sky Sports: “Manchester United would take him tomorrow.“Would he improve Man United? I think he would.“What you’re seeing at the moment with Eriksen is a player who is not buying into what’s happening.“He’s disinterested. He’ll switch it on again when he moves to another club.“I’m not saying he’s good, but will Man United, PSG, or Real Madrid take him? On a free, they will.”William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 12:43 pmTottenham great Rafael van der Vaart has urged his former club to sign Ajax midfield sensation Hakim Ziyech.And ex-Holland star VdV said he has sent a personal message to Spurs chairman Daniel Levy telling him to snap up the Morocco international next summer.He scored in Ajax’s 4-0 win over arch-rivals Feyenoord on Sunday.Afterwards Van der Vaart said: “I really hope that Ziyech goes to Tottenham Hotspur, and I mean it.“I sent Daniel Levy a message earlier today.  I told him to get Ziyech once the season is over.“I am convinced that he will be a sensation in London, and I also hope he gets a move over there.”Ziyech appeared to cut a surly figure after being substituted late in the game.Van der Vaart, speaking to Dutch broadcaster NOS, added: “That would make no difference to me if I was his manager.“You know how clubs think.  They always want players who are ideal son-in-law material.“But as far as I’m concerned, what could go wrong?  He would sell out the stadium.“I hope Spurs sign him, and say: ‘Let’s see what happens with him.’”William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 11:49 am🎂 Happy birthday, Erik Thorstvedt.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/hgHztTLGUt— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 28, 2019William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 10:19 amHARRY REDKNAPP was taken to hospital while working for BT Sport earlier this month – after getting his earpiece stuck.The ex-Spurs boss, 72, appeared as a guest on the channel to help cover his former side’s trip to Brighton on October 5.But he ended up having to make a rapid dash to the local A&E to dislodge a piece of plastic that was wedged in his ear.Now according to The Athletic, BT Sport crew even tried to pull it out with a pair of PLIERS – but to no avail.Redknapp was unhurt and returned to complete his punditry duties.But it is understood BT bosses have now banned regular-shaped broadcast earpieces with only specially-moulded ones allowed to be worn.At the time, he said: “I came in and they put an earpiece in me, and I took it out, but a piece of it broke off and got stuck in my ear.“So I ended up in the local hospital trying to get it out because the most the guys were trying to get it out, the deeper they were pushing it in.“Anyway, it’s out now.”William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 9:12 am🗣️ @GazzanigaPaulo: “We have to look at ourselves and keep pushing ourselves, that is the way forward.” #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/aiaoSSdPcr— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019William Pugh28 Oct 2019, 8:39 amROY KEANE slammed Dele Alli calling him “non-existent” after Tottenham’s defeat at Anfield on Sunday.Spurs threw away an early lead to lose 2-1 and the famously dour Irishman did not pull any punches in his assessment of the midfielder’s performance.Speaking after the game he said: “Very very poor.“He’s a great example to a lot of footballers out there if you lose your hunger.“Spurs were carrying three of four players. He’s lost that hunger, today non-existent.”Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 9:04 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO gave his verdict to Spurs TV after Tottenham fell to a 2-1 defeat at Anfield this afternoon. 🗣️ Mauricio’s verdict on this evening’s defeat at Anfield: #THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/1R3QLM4V7X— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 6:24 pmFULL TIME: Liverpool 2-1 Tottenham 46 – Time for the second half at Anfield. COME ON YOU SPURS! 🔴 #LFC 0-1 #THFC ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/ilh1F4xc0y— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019Load more entries…center_img 52 – Goal for Liverpool. Henderson scores at the back post. 🔴 #LFC 1-1 #THFC ⚪️— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 5:37 pmSON strikes the bar with a great chance having bustled past Dejan Lovren and rounded Alisson!Still 1-0 Anfield.Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 5:33 pmTOTTENHAM are back underway at Anfield. FULL-TIME: Liverpool break our resistance in the second half to take the three points at Anfield. 🔴 #LFC 2-1 #THFC ⚪️ pic.twitter.com/aMmFSdFJIk— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 27, 2019Etienne Fermie28 Oct 2019, 6:03 pmMOHAMED SALAH converts from the spot after Serge Aurier’s clumsy challenge on Sadio Mane.Liverpool 2-1 Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Stephen Elliott thinks unborn baby is already practising their goal celebration

first_imgSTEPHEN ELLIOTT thinks his unborn child might already be showing some shared traits with his/her old man judging from the sonogram.The former Irish forward hilariously shared the image as he joked about the family resemblance already being noticeable.3 Elliott after scoring for the U21s in 2004He said: “The new baby Elliott already practising its goal celebration (or maybe its the “1 more pint” signal.”Ex Sunderland man Elliott is an amusing follow on Twitter as he’s always quick to crack a good joke or two.Back when Declan Rice complained about a contentious handball being given against him in the lead up to a late West Ham equaliser, Elliott delighted many Irish fans with his observation on it.At the time he wasn’t too sympathetic towards Rice, who famously decided to do a U-turn on his international allegiance and declare for England.3 The form is quite similarBABY-FACED ASSASSINSElliott said: “He probably will like it next week though as he has been known to change his mind!!!”As for Ireland’s current striking options going into their crunch EURO 2020 play-off against Slovakia, a lot of them are about halfway between the 36-year-old and his unborn child.3 Elliott’s international career was curtailed by frequent injury problems as he won just nine caps18-year-old Troy Parrott’s struggles for first team football have been well documented.Meanwhile 19-year-old Michael Obafemi has had a better time of it lately as he has in Southampton’s last five games, including two starts.And he rewarded boss Ralph Hasenhüttl’s faith with a fine finish last weekend against West Ham.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 returnPicturedAN 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’19-year-old Adam Idah has also had his moments this season during his limited opportunities.He memorably scored a hat-trick on his FA Cup debut versus Preston North End.With David McGoldrick still out of favour at Sheffield United, Ireland boss Mick McCarthy will be hoping one of his young guns can come in for the Slovakia clash and end up wheeling away in celebration like Elliott senior or junior.last_img read more

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Tim Krul reveals sly tricks he used before Troy Parrott’s penalty

first_imgTIM KRUL has revealed how he was able to psyche Troy Parrott out moments before saving his penalty as Norwich City stunned Tottenham in the FA Cup.The Dutch goalkeeper has a reputation for being excellent at penalty shootouts due to being willing to use mind game shenanigans to gain an edge.2 Krul got in Parrott’s ear before he saved his spot kickCredit: Reuters2 While certainly not as poorly struck as Gedson Fernandes’ penalty, Parrott’s wasn’t the most precise eitherCredit: ReutersHe famously was brought on by Louis Van Gaal in the dying moments of the Netherlands’ 2014 World Cup quarter-final win against Costa Rica.He then proceeded to talk to each Costa Rican player before they took their penalty about how he’d studied their penalty habits as a way of putting them off.And it turns out he employed a similar tactic against Troy Parrott moments before saving his penalty.He said: “I look at the player. Who is comfortable, who is confident?YOUNG TARGET“With the young lad Parrott, I played a little bit with his head.”I said: ‘I haven’t seen many penalties from you on my homework’ – and he was looking at me.“I hadn’t seen any of his penalties.”This is when you have to forget everything and go back to what you’ve learned, and from your experience.DO YOUR HOMEWORK“It’s down to homework as well.”My goalie coach prepares me before every match and he gave me a bottle with all the details on.”It is hard work and homework but when the moment comes maybe it’s my experience.“I just see when one person is more nervous than another, who is more comfortable – and in the end of course you need a little bit of luck.PRESSURISED SITUATION“It’s pressure for the player. But there’s pressure for me as well.”When the first one went in I was saying to myself, ‘you’ve got a name for saving penalties so you’d better start saving some’.Krul also managed to save Gedson Fernandes’ strike as he was the hero in Norwich City’s unlikely victory.MOURINHO’S DEFENCEAfter the match Parrott’s manager Jose Mourinho urged Parrott as well as supporters to not focus too much on the penalty but rather on his general play.As he has does on previous occasions, he pointed out that the 18-year-old still has a lot to learn.He said: “The penalty is nothing. He is a penalty taker in the under-23s, he scores every one in the unders.”He was so confident, he wanted to take one, he wanted to take the responsibility, it’s an experience in his career.”The problem is not his experience.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 returnPicturedAN 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'”The problem is the 30 minutes.”Now people can see that he has to work a lot so don’t think that Parrott is the second Harry Kane because he’s just a young kid that needs to work.”Let’s forget the penalty because we all miss the penalties, it was not Troy.”last_img read more

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Former Wales prop Jones to retire

first_imgJones on Sunday announced that he will hang up his boots 18 years after making his professional debut for Neath.The veteran front-row forward, who went on two British and Irish Lions tours, will remain at Harlequins as assistant forwards coach on a full-time basis when his playing days come to an end.”I’ll be officially retiring from playing at the end of the season. I’ve had a great career and never thought I’d go on to achieve what I have.” said Jones.”I’m so passionately proud to have played so many times for Wales and was fortunate to be a part of three Grand Slam-winning teams.”But it’s time to move onto the next chapter of my career and concentrate on coaching. Coaching is a route I have always wanted to go down, so this is an opportunity for me to work with and learn from two of the best in John Kingston and Graham Rowntree.”We potentially have the best group of props in the Premiership at Harlequins, with England props Joe Marler, Kyle Sinckler and Will Collier, plus the up-and-coming Lewis Boyce. So I hope to be able to help them push on with Harlequins and at international level.”Jones won 95 caps for his country and played in three World Cups.Thank you…. pic.twitter.com/QwOpRh25Cp— Adam Jones (@adamjones3) March 25, 2018last_img read more

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Medals up for the taking in track and field

first_imgThe finals for the long distance race will certainly entertain the crowd as the home athletes will be eager to use the support to push over the French speaking Polynesians who have dominated the event over the years.In the men’s 3000m steeplechase finals (where there are no heats), Papua New Guinea hopes will be on experienced  veteran Sapolai Yao and his understudies Skene Kiage and Andipas Georasi to cause an upset.In the last Pacific Games, Yao and Skene settled for the second and third placing, while the gold medal was won by The’o Houdret of New Caledonia.And in the women’s 5000m race, Ongan Awa, Mary Kua and Rama Kumilgo will carry the nation’s hopes on their shoulders. The event was won by New Caledonian Anne Beaufils in the 2011 games.PNG in the previous Pacific Games have dominated the sprints events but have not repeated the dose in the men and women’s long distance races and field events.The men’s 3000m steeplechase will run at 6:30pm and the women’s gruelling 5000m race at 7:40pm.Also on schedule for this evening, with medals on the take are  the field events of pole vault (female), javelin (male), and short put (female) finals.     Photo:  medal hope and veteran runner Sapolai Yao in a US athletics meet.last_img read more

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Second personal best, just as predicted by Furgeson

first_imgThose are the words of a self-assured individual less than twenty-four hours prior to her Women’s 100m Freestyle race.The race Colleen Furgeson was referring to was during the recent Pacific Games in Port Moresby, in which she recorded a time of 1 minute 06.19 seconds, which she deemed unsatisfactory. The Kwajalein born athlete relished another chance in the pool only a few weeks after her last attempt.Her final race in the 16th FINA World Championships, in Kazan, gave her this opportunity.Her start produced a reaction time perfectly matched with that of her 50m Backstroke, at 0.77 seconds, which ended in a personal best. This appeared to be a trend for the swimmer that trains in Hawaii. Her first 50m produced a time of 30.60 seconds, but the effect of racing a day before caught up. “I was already tired after the 50m”, she explained.The remainder of the race saw her set a time of 1 minute 05.18 seconds and so beating her personal best, just as she predicted. 1.01 seconds quicker than her Pacific Games time.“It was good, but I think I could’ve done a little better though”, the 16 year old swimmer from the Marshall Islands reflected.“When I went in I think I came up a little too early and I think my foot turn could’ve been a little bit tighter…then I definitely could’ve been quicker when I saw the 25m”.Now that her schedule is complete, she has plans to selflessly go and encourage her team mates, in the true spirit of the Championships.“I’m going to watch my team and cheer them on because I know they’ll do great”.Furgeson’s final reflection on the Championships was nothing but positive.“I really like Russia itself. I like being close to my teammates because they don’t train with me so it’s cool being with them”.last_img read more

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This is the classification of First and thus would be without the VAR

first_imgSevilla 1 – Atlético 1 (1-2)The VAR annulled a goal to Diego Costa for Correa’s previous offside.Real Madrid 0 – Betis 0 (1-0)Madrid left his locker in wax after the VAR annulled a goal to Hazard for being in an illegal position.Valladolid 0 – Sevilla 1 (0-0)From the VAR they warn that the penalty that Masip had stopped Banega should be repeated because the goalkeeper was ahead at the time of launch. The Argentine scored the second.Athletic 0- Eibar 0 (1-0)Rober Correa’s own goal that is canceled by a previous offside by Ander Capa.Celta 2 – Mallorca 2 (2-1)The referee went to the monitor to point out an Aidoo penalty for Budimir. Salva Sevilla transformed the penalty.Mallorca – Seville 0-2 (1-1)The VAR intervened in this match twice. In the first, Budimir’s goal was canceled out of play. In the second part, Gil Manzano went to consult the monitor and ended up pointing out Baba’s penalty on Jordan. Banega scored from eleven meters. Valladolid 1 – Valencia 1 (0-1)Sergi Guardiola’s foul shot that Doménech takes, but the repetition shows that if he enters. The VAR grants it.Real Sociedad 1 – Villarreal 2 (1-1)The linier annulled the second goal of Villarreal out of the game of Cazorla, but from the VAR they indicated that he was in legal position and raised the goal.Real Madrid 2 – Seville 1 (2-2)Luuk De Jong scored a goal, but they warned the referee from the VOR to review a foul on Militao on the monitor. The referee decided not to grant it. Barcelona and Madrid remain high in the standings after the 20th day of LaLiga Santander. Video arbitration was a week more protagonist. In Real Madrid-Sevilla he acted once to cancel Luuk de Jong’s goal for a previous foul on Militao. He did not enter to cancel the only Hispanic goal by a previous hand of Munir. In the Eibar-Atlético the lineman annulled a goal to Esteban Burgos, but from the VOR they indicated that it was legal and that it should go up. Interventions that have changed the sign of a matchLeganés 0- Osasuna 1 (Without VAR, 1-1)Alberola Rojas went to the monitor to review Braithwaite’s goal, which ended up being canceled because Rosales had a hand. Without the VAR, the Leganés would have added a point.Villarreal 2- Real Madrid 2 (1-2)Gerard Moreno’s goal was canceled out of play, but from the VAR they said it was legal and went up to the scoreboard.Betis 1 – Eibar 1 (0-1)The lineman annulled the goal to Loren out of play, but the VAR ruled that he was online.Celtic 1 – Athletic 0 (0-0)Celta’s only goal had been voided for offside, but the VAR conceded the Aspas goal by considering that there was no anti-regulatory position.Atlético 1 – Valencia 1 (0-1)The VAR awarded a penalty to Atletico for a hand of Cheryshev within the area. Diego Costa transformed the maximum penalty and gave a point to the rojiblanco team.last_img read more

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Klopp is planted: he will go out in the FA Cup with the youth players and the Federation responds

first_imgThe Premier League announced last summer the introduction of a winter break so claimed by the clubs before the existence of two Cups and the carousel of Christmas parties in the domestic competition. The gesture was applauded and even had conditions. “Teams should not organize competitive or friendly matches with other clubs during the rest of players midway through the season.“, the organization requested in a letter presented by the Daily Mirror. A matter, in theory, favorable to all, but that has exploded Jurgen Klopp.Liverpool drew two against Shrewsbury in the 16th of FA Cup, leaving the tie pending the famous replay. The match has been scheduled for next February 4, coinciding with the Premier League vacations. Thus, before the break of rest, Klopp has announced that it will not line up any major players, that he will not appear to direct his players and that he does not agree with the conditions of the tournament. “I already told my players that we were going to have a winter break, so we won’t be there. It will be the youth players who play the replay because they cannot treat us as if this does not matter. I know it’s not very popular, but I see it that way, “Klopp said angrily. Thus, his second coach, Neil Critchley, will sit on the bench, as he did in the quarterfinals of the EFL Cup for the coincidence with the semifinals of the Club World Cup. That day, in front of Aston Villa, they paid the youth and fell by five goals to zero. A failed experiment, which doesn’t seem to matter to Klopp: “We must respect the welfare of the players, who need a mental and physical rest. The Premier asked us for one thing and it turns out that for another competition that is not so important. We have to make a decision because international players almost never have free time. They have family, they are never out. We thought there would be a break before the FA Cup got in the way and we will respect it“. Two weeks of winter holidaysIn order for players to rest after the accumulation of games in winter, The Premier propelled a vacation that dates from February 8 to 15, with the division of the 26th day of the championship. The teams will play their matches on February 1 and 2 normally and then have two weeks off on different dates. Thus, the appointment number 26 will be divided into two: half a day will be played on the weekend of 8 and the other half, from February 15. Those of the first turn will rest from 9 to 23; while those of the second will do it from 2 to 15. In the case of Liverpool the agreed respite would not be fulfilled. It is part of the second round of meetings, but the FA Cup would force him to jump on the grass on his week off.The FA responds: “All clubs accepted”The English Football Federation (FA) responded this Monday to Jürgen Klopp, who said he would not train the team in the ‘replay’ of the fourth round of the England Cup, and reminded him that the ‘Premier’ clubs accepted the playoffs in this round at the beginning of the season “The FA has done everything possible to create a mid-season break, working with the Premier and the clubs. It is done to benefit the teams and their players. In order to do so, the FA changed the fifth round matches of the ‘FA Cup’ to be played during the week, removing the playoffs of this round, “the statement said. “Before the start of the season, all clubs accepted that the ‘FA Cup’ playoffs would be played during the first week of the break. This will only affect a small number of clubs.”, added the English Federation.Thus, Premier clubs such as Newcastle United, the Southampton and Tottenham Hotspur will see their winter break interrupted with England Cup matches -EFE.last_img read more

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