Month: May 2020

Ocampo and Hair Win Offensive, Defensive Honors; Hall Repeats at Goalkeeper

first_imgLamar (4-3), whose game Sunday against Colorado College was cancelled due to inclement weather, travels to Nicholls (2-5) on Friday at 4 p.m. CT in the conference opener for both schools. Meanwhile, Central Arkansas (5-2-1) opens league play Friday by welcoming Sam Houston State (1-5-1) to Conway for a 7 p.m. tilt. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (2-2-1), whose contest Sunday versus UTRGV was washed away by bad weather, plays host to Southland foe UIW (0-4) at 7 p.m. Friday before traveling to Houston for a 2 p.m. nonconference match Sunday against Texas Southern. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Juliana Ocampo, Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hair and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyleigh Hall are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Offensive Player of the Week: Juliana Ocampo, Lamar – Sr. – Bogota, ColombiaOcampo scored the game-winning goal to give the Cardinals a 4-3 overtime victory over UTSA on Friday in Beaumont. The deciding score gave the Colombian a hat trick for the match. Ocampo, a senior, played a season-high 97 minutes in the extra-time affair that included an hour-long delay due to lightning near the LU Soccer Complex. Honorable Mention: Camille Bassett, Central Arkansas 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. UCA allowed just one goal and four shots on goal in two full games, thanks in large part to Hair’s work at the right back position. She continually shut down runs and pushed forward to jumpstart a Bears attack that scored seven times in two matches. The freshman defender also chipped in offensively, converting from the penalty spot in UCA’s win over Oral Roberts on Wednesday. She also picked up an assist on the game-winner in Sunday’s win over ASU, playing a cross into the box and finding Connie Awuku-Darkoh, who headed it to the feet of Camille Bassett for the finish.center_img Honorable Mention: Nicole Hendry, Northwestern State; Siri O’Donnell, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Honorable Mention: Kayla Bomben, Northwestern State Defensive Player of the Week: Gracie Hair, Central Arkansas – Fr. – Tulsa, Okla.Hair was instrumental in leading the Central Arkansas defense during a pair of wins over Oral Roberts and Arkansas State to help the Bears to their fourth and fifth wins to move to 5-2-1 leading to their best start to a season since 2012. Goalkeeper of the Week: Kyleigh Hall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Mansfield, TexasHall claims the netminder award for the second consecutive week after recording another clean sheet, this time in a 1-0 win over Prairie View A&M. The sophomore saved a pair of shots in the home victory while sealing her second shutout this season.last_img read more


first_imgSINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $465,219 INTO MOTHER’S DAY AT SANTA ANITA; 35 CONSOLATION WINNERS TODAY EACH WORTH $2,355.90ARCADIA, Calif. (May 11, 2019)–For the 15th consecutive racing day, there was no single ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Mother’s Day of $465,219.With $154,251 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool reached $584,251 and although there was no single ticket winner, there were 35 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,355.90.With a nine-race card on tap for Sunday, the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, which has been slotted as race seven, will highlight the day’s racing. For California-bred or sired fillies and mares at one mile on turf, the Mark Glatt-conditioned Gypsy Blu has been installed as the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of nine.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:31 p.m. PT.First post time on Sunday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Chelsea face horror CL clash with Bayern while City land glamour tie with Madrid

first_imgCHELSEA have been drawn to face five-time Champions League winners Bayern Munich in the last 16.In the other pick of the ties, Manchester City will play Spanish giants Real Madrid.1 English clubs haven’t got it easy in the last 16 of the Champions LeagueCredit: AFPTottenham might be somewhat happier than their two Prem rivals as they will play RB Leipzig in the knockout phase.They avoided drawing many people’s favourites to win this year’s competition, Barcelona.And Liverpool will be confident of progressing as the defending champs take on Atletico Madrid.The other games see Atalanta face Valencia, Lyon versus Juventus and Napoli against Barcelona.The first legs will take place on February 18/19 and 25/26.The second legs will be March 10/11 and 17/18.BLUES’ FOND MEMORIESLampard and the Blues return to the scene of their greatest day, when Drogba scored THAT spot-kick to down Bayern on their home turf back in 2012.In doing so the Blues became the first London club to win the silverware.It’s a similar story for Mo Salah and the European champs at Atletico.They’ll head to the Wanda Metropolitano for the first time since they lifted Old Big Ears for the sixth time in June.This time they’ll face Diego Simeone’s Atletico Madrid side and not London rivals Spurs.Most 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticFULL DRAWBorussia Dortmund vs Paris Saint-GermainReal Madrid vs Manchester CityAtalanta vs ValenciaAtletico Madrid vs LiverpoolChelsea vs Bayern MunichLyon vs JuventusTottenham vs RB LeipzigNapoli vs BarcelonaLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Leicester, Watford vs Man Utd and Spurs vs Chelsea scores this coming weekend and win £100last_img read more

Spurs to sell Dier in summer unless England midfielder signs new contract

first_imgTOTTENHAM will look to sell Eric Dier if he does not sign a new contract with the club, according to reports.The Daily Mail report that the England midfielder – who was recently snapped on a budget easyJet flight – is reluctant to commit his future to the team due to a lack of playing time.2 Dier could be on his way out of SpursCredit: Alamy Live NewsDier’s current deal expires next year and Daniel Levy is said to be eager to avoid another case of top players entering the final year of their deal.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamThat has been the case with high profile stars including Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld.Dier, 26, has not started a game in the Premier League since before Christmas and wants assurances over his first-team future.He has reportedly also expressed a desire to play at centre-back rather than holding midfield.It is believed that a number of European clubs could be interested in a move for Dier.He made his professional debut at Sporting Lisbon before making a £4million switch to North London in 2014.tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerDier has gone on to make 200 appearances for Spurs and won 40 caps for England.But whether he can add to that hangs in the balance owing to his time on the bench.Three Lions boss Gareth Southgate is unlikely to pick someone without regular playing time as part of his Euro 2020 squad.2Tottenham star Eric Dier ‘cries’ after he finds out he’s dropped to a 79 rating in FIFA 20last_img read more

Desperate Panthers wanting it more despite injuries: CHN

first_imgThe Panthers could be without as many as seven first grade regulars for their clash with the Cronulla Sharks on Sunday, but have still managed to win five of their first six games to sit in equal second on the competition ladder.Not only is it Penrith’s best start to a regular season since 1999, it is also a huge improvement on their dismal 2-7 opening to last year after having been installed as premiership favourite before a ball was kicked.Their latest injury – to winger Josh Mansour (fractured cheekbone) – is another blow. It is hoped that Dallin Watene-Zelezniak will return from a fractured jaw for this week’s clash.Tyrone Peachey continues to play a Mr Fix it role at five-eighth with James Maloney stepping up in the absence of young star Nathan Cleary.Second-year forwards Harawira-Naera and Viliame Kikau were dominant on the edges in the side’s 35-12 win over the Titans on Sunday, while the club has been forced to blood the next generation early with Wayde Egan, Kaide Ellis and Christian Crichton all earning NRL debuts in recent weeks.”It’s just attitude,” Harawira-Naera said of the ability of the side to keep winning.”We’ve got a few boys dropping through injury but everyone is coming in and taking over, looking after positions while they’re away.”I guess we’re just wanting it more than other teams right now and it’s showing on the scoreboard.”Harawira-Naera’s shift to the centres on Sunday proved a masterstroke for Anthony Griffin’s side with the Otaua junior scoring two tries and holding his own against Dale Copley.The late switch was not a surprise tactic according to Panthers coach Anthony Griffin. Harawira-Naera has become familiar with the position during his time in the lower grades.”I was a bit lighter back then,” Harawira-Naera laughed.”I haven’t played 80 all year so it was good to get it all out, probably don’t need to do as much work in the back-row but that probably helped me”I was grateful for the opportunity, he could’ve done something else and put someone else there so just happy to contribute.”Penrith’s opponents on Sunday the Sharks have an injury crisis of their own with concerns over Andrew Fifita, Wade Graham, Luke Lewis and Paul Gallen on the weekend, adding to a list that includes James Segeyaro, Jason Bukuya and Sione Katoa.last_img read more

FIFA’s Chief Medical Officer assesses preparations in PNG

first_imgIt was an opportunity to gather information regarding the health situation in the region and the condition of medical facilities as well as to initiate discussions with the authorities for the future implementation of FIFA’s global health initiative “FIFA 11 for Health”.During his visit, Prof. Dvořák met the father of Papua New Guinean independence, Sir Michael Somare, the Minister of Sport and Tourism, Hon. Justin Tkatchenko and the Governor of Port Moresby, Mr Powes Parkop. The representatives of Port Moresby and the government guaranteed their full support in ensuring a successful competition later this year.At the conclusion of the five-day visit, Dvořák’s feedback was very positive: “The medical facility which will serve during the FIFA competition is a state-of-the-art hospital, offering all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures including the majority of surgical interventions. In the event of medical emergencies, the emergency system is well developed and fully available to serve the competition. The LOC medical staff will work in partnership with the FIFA Venue Medical Officers and are well trained.”The FIFA medical team will inform all team doctors participating in the competition about details regarding the prevention of communicable diseases and about the available medical services. As malaria is present in Papua New Guinea, the city authorities in Port Moresby will take all precautions to eliminate stagnant waters, which are the breeding grounds of mosquitos.Dvořák also took the opportunity to participate in a key public initiative, the Walk for Life campaign, in which the Governor of Port Moresby guides a walk of approximately 10km through the city while providing health messages on preventing communicable and non-communicable diseases. Almost 35,000 people participated in this particular walk.“It was an unforgettable experience and an example of an active city,” Dvořák said. “The background and the philosophy of the governor and the Ministry of Sport and Tourism complements the ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ programme and is most fitting. We will start discussions with the authorities with a view to initiating the implementation of our global health campaign ‘FIFA 11 for Health’ prior to the opening match of the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup.”In his discussions with the authorities, Prof. Dvořák also stressed that the FIFA U-20 Women’s World Cup in Papua New Guinea should also be used to support one of FIFA’s key objectives, to develop women’s football and women in football. The LOC and FIFA will work together to bring about cultural change regarding the role of women in Papua New Guinean society and to ensure that efforts and projects are put in place to reduce violence against women and girls in the country.last_img read more

CPL proud to be sponsor of Lewas

first_imgCPL recently came on board as the naming rights sponsor of the women’s national cricket team – the PNG Lewas.At the announcement of the Lewas team today, CPL project officer Oti Sarufa said CPL was proud to be associated with the Lewas.“We wish the Lewas the best in this qualifier and encourage them to be positive role models as ambassadors for PNG,” said Sarufa. She added trainings are in place to prepare the Lewas players for life after cricket when they retire.last_img

NCD Governor’s Cup enters day two

first_imgTournament coordinator, Sengelo Skonga, said the tournament has run smoothly so far since it started yesterday.In the results today from Ipi Park at Hohola, Erima Wanderers forfeited NCC Carpets, D8 Mosquito Reds drew with Megusa Brothers 8-8, 2 Mile United def. Bandicoots 14-0, City Redbacks def. Marane Stoneville 12-0, JV Panthers drew with Southern Stars 10-10 and Urban Vikings def. Gordon Lizards 4-2.The finals for the National Capital District Governor’s Christmas Cup will be played on December 31.last_img read more

A round Real Madrid submits to Zaragoza and goes to the quarterfinals

first_imgThose of Zidane, more and more reliable, beat at the hands by 0-4 Real Madrid qualified on Wednesday for the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey after passing over Real Zaragoza (0-4) in a game without history, resolved to rest, and that allows Zidane’s pupils to follow his impeccable trajectory this course based on seriousness and reliability in both areas.The white team did not save anything except for the discarded Isco and Casemiro, but Zidane wore his best galas at home of the second-ranked Second Division. The risk was evident for a Real Madrid that had much more to lose than its rival, but ended up being quite the opposite. La Romareda’s party was a visiting party.Varane was in charge of turning off the local illusion after five minutes. The French player’s goal was the best thing that could happen to Madrid to avoid an unexpected scare or give life to the hands with the passing of the minutes. The 0-1 was also a magnificent combination of Real Madrid that Kroos signed with great assistance.The German dressed as an architect and curdled an excellent performance because he also delivered the second goal pass. The German-this time-was the best partner of Lucas Vázquez, who hit with his instep and with the soul a ball without an owner from within the area. The second crushed the pupils of Víctor Fernández, who had already warned that the triumph for them was to play this tie. Photo: Reuters center_img Before 0-2, Zaragoza woke up with a shot from Kagawa, the most active in the premises, but safety is being one of the top 13 times European champion. Another encounter without fitting and sharp aim before the derby against the neighbor. The night could not be more round for those of Zidane. Everything came out as if it were written in a script written by the merengue technician.In the second half, Zaragoza created more chances, but neither the presence of Luis Suárez – his goal man – nor White’s daring served to beat Areola. Again Kagawa was the one who was closest with a shot from the front that went over the crossbar.A quarter of an hour to the end, another of the protagonists of the night, Vinicius Junior, achieved his best goal since you saw the white shirt. The young Brazilian made a wall with James Rodriguez and defined with a gesture of quality by stinging the ball with the outside of the foot above the Alvaro Raton. The 0-3 knocked out any possibility for the home.And to top it off, Zidane handed out minutes to Benzema instead of a Jovic that still doesn’t perform as expected. His gunpowder is still wet and his partner, in just seven minutes on the field, marked the room after an assist from Carvajal, another one who can breastfeed after Wednesday’s performance.In this way, a game without history for Real Madrid was closed, which will not be missing on Friday in the quarterfinal draw. The victory not only gives the ticket for the next round, but it consolidates Zidane’s style before the visit of Atlético de Madrid, a game of substance that will really measure the impressive state of form of the Real Madrid players.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: REAL ZARAGOZA, 0 – REAL MADRID, 4 (0-2, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS.REAL ZARAGOZA: Álvaro Ratón; Delmás, Grippo, Atienza, Clemente; Soro (Guti, min. 74), Eguaras, James, Kagawa; Linares (Luis Suárez, min. 58) and Pereira (Blanco, min. 59).REAL MADRID: Areola; Carvajal, Varane, Sergio Ramos (Nacho, min. 67), Marcelo; Valverde, Kroos, James Rodríguez, Lucas Vázquez; Jovic (Benzema, min. 73) and Vinicius (Brahim, min. 73).– GOALS:0 – 1, min. 5, Varane.0 – 2, min. 32, Lucas Vázquez.0 – 3, min. 72, Vinicius.0 – 4, min. 80, Benzema.–REFEREE: González González (C. Castilian-Leon). Without warning.–STADIUM: La Romareda Full. 33,608 spectators.last_img read more

Josep Maria Bartomeu, in crisis with Eric Abidal and Planes

first_imgIt is hard to hide that he Barça is in a pre-crisis situation. Even more. Pre-fire The rumors of distancing in all the estates Club begin to be insistent. Of certain cracks in the locker room that go up to the offices. The last, which advanced Sports world this Friday, it has to do with a crisis situation between president and vice president of sportsJosep Maria Bartomeu, and members of the sports management. Eric Abidal and Ramon Planes They have not felt completely backed by the club’s leadership in this market, which has not ended well for their interests. Abidal and Planes were determined to sign a replacement for Suárez. Nevertheless, Bartomeu It was lying down one after the other your proposals to the point of compromising the future of Barça this season. Barça risk a lot not signing No striker A Griezmann or Messi injury would leave the team orphan definitely the Gol.Abidal and Plans they want to have a conversation with Bartomeu to clarify if you trust your work and, above all, even where do they get their responsibilities The president, in this case, has seemed to hear more the voice of managers and external advisors than of specialists in the field. So much Abidal how Plans, In addition, they have been in bad place with Setién, who promised a reinforcement in the front that has not finally come. It exists in the sports direction the belief that Bartomeu doesn’t trust one hundred percent of your criteria, the worst thing that can happen in a team of 1 billion budget in which every decision counts. That’s why they are pending a meeting with the president, to know exactly at what point Bartomeu’s trust towards them is. It’s hard to know what can happen in the next few days, but the technical team of Barça considered important to talkThe market has closed of a way somewhat outlandish for Barça, which has signed two players that at least they will not wear Barça until July 1. They are Trincao Y Matheus But what it really was urgent in Barça was incorporate to a tip, more after the decision to part with Carles Pérez. The hole has not been covered by anyone. The technicians feel naked because a lower down in the lead can question the planning. And it was not in his plans not to sign. Communication with Bartomeu has failed. That is why they believe that “we must speak.”last_img read more