Abilene Christian Sweeps Final Men’s Outdoor Weekly Awards

first_imgMen’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Jared Williams, Abilene Christian – Fr. – Channelview, TexasWilliams clocked two new personal records at the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight on Thursday. His 400m time of 46.78 now ranks him first in conference, 24th in the West Region and 46th nationally. The freshman’s 200m time of 21.53 moves him into 17th in the Southland. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian freshman Jared Williams and senior Kai Schmidt are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. All Southland teams now turn their sights to the 2018 Southland Outdoor Championships, beginning Friday in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Honorable Mention: Collin Milton, Northwestern State. Honorable Mention: Tre’Darius Carr, Northwestern State. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Krefeld, GermanySchmidt took first in both the shot put and discus at the ACU Oliver Jackson. His mark of 190-05.00 in discus is a new personal best and continues to keep him in first in the Southland, 7th in the west region and 17th nationally. 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

Explosive Offense Carries No. 1 Lamar Into Sunday’s Title Match

first_imgLamar tacks on a fourth goal via another header, this time from Jaisa Juvonen on a ball in from Lucy Ashworth!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/Ga3L3Yfabd— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 After the Cardinals pushed the lead to five on a goal from Alisha Nesbitt, the Islanders got on the board on a score by Emma Gibbs. Juana Plata’s long ball in finds Lucy Ashworth, who heads it in for a three-goal advantage!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/6qxc28ok8p— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Ashworth picked up her sixth point of the match two minutes later, dropping a cross to freshman Kaisa Juvonen for the back-door heading score. After a scoring onslaught in their quarterfinal win, the Cardinals picked up right where they left off with a score in the 28th minute as Sophia Manibo finished off a cross from Ashworth Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – Shredding up the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament record book one goal at a time, top-seeded Lamar advanced to Sunday’s championship match with a 5-1 win over No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday night. .@LamarWSoccer strikes first as Sophia Manibo heads in the corner from Lucy Ashworth, who picks up her 16th assist of the season!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/ti8ER28Hpz— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Just 71 seconds later, Ashworth scored on her own after collecting a deflected ball at the top of the box and fired one into the back of the net.center_img Lucy Ashworth scored twice and assisted on two more, extending her single-season record total to 17 and snapping the record for most assists in a single Southland tournament with three. Just two minutes later, the Cardinals find the back of the net again as Lucy Ashworth collects the deflection and puts one past Kyleigh Hall!#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/deLPJAtGZX— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar extended its lead in the 49th minute, when Juana Plata’s long ball ahead connected with Ashworth, who headed it in to make it 3-0. Islanders get on the board with just under five minutes to go on a score by Emma Gibbs#SouthlandStrong #WeAreLU #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/r210i5VtZ6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 Lamar and Northwestern State will face off for the Southland Conference Tournament Championship at 1:05 p.m. Sunday.last_img read more

FAVORED MAXIM RATE PROVES GAMEST IN TAKING GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX

first_imgFAVORED MAXIM RATE PROVES GAMEST IN TAKING GRADE III, $100,000 SENORITA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER DESORMEAUX; TRAINED BY CALLAGHAN, SHE GETS MILE ON TURF IN 1:36.31ARCADIA, Calif. (May 4, 2019)–Unlucky to lose going a mile and one eighth last time out, Slam Dunk Racing’s Maxim Rate got a perfect trip under Kent Desormeaux in today’s Grade III, $100,000 Senorita Stakes at Santa Anita and prevailed by a half length in game fashion.  Trained by Simon Callaghan, the Kentucky-bred daughter of Exchange Rate got a flat mile on turf in 1:36.31.With Ladymidtown setting the Senorita pace to quarter pole, Maxim Rate, who tracked in second throughout, pounced and then out-gamed Lady Prancealot the final eighth of a mile.“I watched the tape of her last race (second by a nose in the Grade III Providencia Stakes on April 6) and you could see she was very unlucky to lose,” said Desormeaux, who was aboard for the first time today.  “When Joe (Talamo, aboard Lady Prancealot) came to (my filly) at the eighth pole, she had to find two more gears…I think the pressure factor from (the other horses) helped her progress.”Off at 6-5 in a field of six sophomore fillies, Maxim Rate paid $4.40, $2.60 and $2.20. With the winner’s share of $60,000, Maxim Rate nearly doubled her earnings to $123,000.  A first-time out maiden winner at a mile on turf here Feb. 16, Maxim Rate, who is out of the Unbridled’s Song mare Catch My Eye, now has two wins and a second from three starts.“I watched the race here and it was very exciting,” said Callaghan via telephone from Churchill Downs. “I thought she’d be hard to beat after her last race.  She got the trip we expected today and cutting back to a mile wasn’t a concern.”Lady Prancealot, who was last, about five lengths off the lead heading into the far turn, loomed menacingly turning for home while four-wide and was second best on the day, finishing three quarters of a length in front of Ladymidtown.The second choice at 5-2, Lady Prancealot paid $3.20 and $2.60.Ladymidtown tired late, but held third by a nose over English-bred Hostess.  Off at 11-1 with Rafael Bejarano, Ladymidtown paid $3.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.89, 48.45, 1:12.89 and 1:24.78.Racing will resume with a nine-race card on Sunday, with first post time at 1 p.m.  Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visitsantaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Spurs turn stadium into food storage space to help feed most vulnerable

first_img5TOTTENHAM have opened up their stadium to help the vulnerable during the ongoing coronavirus crisis.The club have been in discussions with Haringey Council, the Greater London Authority and the NHS to offer their facilities.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates5 Tottenham will use their basement car park as a food storage unitCredit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5 The club have offered the facilities of their £1bn stadiumCredit: PA:Empics SportThe brand new £1billion Tottenham Hotspur Stadium is one of the most modern stadiums in world football.And it will now be transformed to provide services for those needing help during the pandemic.The basement car park is being used as a storage unit for London’s three largest food distributors – The Felix Project, FareShare and City Harvest.They will pick up food from suppliers and deliver it to the communities in each London borough.There it will be divided into parcels and dropped on the doorsteps of those in need.The club’s official website claimed that this initiative is “just the starting point.”Chairman Daniel Levy said: “As a club, we have always been clear about our commitment to the wider community – never has this been more important than it is now.“We are immensely proud of the efforts of everybody involved in the fight against COVID-19 and see today as just the start of what we can do as a club to assist.”5 Spurs will help the most vulnerable affected by Covid-19Credit: Tottenham Hotspur FC5most 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 clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho has already shown his class helping out charities Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield by delivering essential food to the elderly stuck indoors.North London neighbours Arsenal have also offered a huge helping hand by announcing they are donating £150,000 as well as making all staff cars available to NHS workers.Chelsea have also shown their generosity after Roman Abramovich vowed to give NHS staff free accommodation at the Millennium Hotel during the fight against coronavirus.Gary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Eels land Roosters winger Ferguson

first_imgThe versatile 28-year-old will join the Eels next year after he rejected an offer from Newcastle Knights.Ferguson has scored 10 tries in 16 NRL games for the Roosters this season and put his outstanding form down to improving his off-field discipline.”I had a conversation with him about how important it is for us that we want the right people and good people at our club,” Eels coach Brad Arthur told NRL.com.”We’re going through a period where we want to make sure that everything we do on the field and off the field is professional and meets the standards and expectations required by our club.”He’s fully aware of his responsibilities and accountability to his team-mates and the club and he wants to be one of the players that can lead that.”Arthur added: “We’ll have to wait and see [which position Ferguson plays], but he’s going to help us out of the backfield.”He can play centre, he can play wing. He’s a big body and he’s probably the form outside back in the comp at the moment.”He’s a quality finisher and is good at getting sets started out of the backfield.”last_img read more

Pepes in tough tussle with Singapore

first_imgIt will be a battle of the 16th (Pepes) and 15th (Singapore) ranked sides in the world that should see this solid tussle go down to the wire.The Pepes team: Raka Nope, Susan Makara, Jacklyn Lahari, Winnie Mavara, Shanna Dringo, Neritha Adula, Japerth Tulapi, Herronie Daera, Kilala Sunema Owen and Lua Rikis (c).Teams taking part in the Nations Cup are: Botswana, Singapore, Chinese-Taipei Singapore Invitational side, Northern Ireland and PNG.The Nations Cup will run from December 13-19. Round Robin games will be played before the teams play-off in the grand final series on the final day.The Pepes and Singapore match will get underway at 3pm (5pm PNG time) at the OCBC Arena Hall 1 at the Singapore Sports Hub.last_img read more

Hunters lead at half time 14-10

first_imgThe Hunters opened the scoreboard with a penalty goal in the 9th minute  to lead 2-0 before  Tweed Heads sets in 10 minutes later with a try to lead 4-2.However, with less than 15 minutes before half time PNG unleashed a rival when Watson Boas picked up a quick play the ball to run over a Tweed Head defender and stretched his arms out to plant the ball in the try line.  Noel Zeming converted the try to lead by 4 points over the tweeds, 4-8.Five minutes later Hunters hooker Wartovo Puara jnr pulled off a good lead with his famous side step that send in Edward Goma for a converted try to make it 14-4.Tweeds than replied with a quick try before halftime minimising the lead to a 4 pointer, 14-10 at half time.last_img read more

Betis sets its sights on Álex Fernández: for today or summer

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 31, 2020 Betis has shuffled these last days of the market that ends today the possibility of paying the clause of Álex Fernández, brother of Real Madrid’s Nacho and one of the pillars of the Second Division leader, Cádiz. The eight million it costs make him one of the sweet experts in the category, although it seems that finally the club Verdiblanco, unless surprise, will leave that claim for next summer. Able to perform in most midfield positions, Alex has made this campaign eight goals and has given four assists. He has a yellow contract until 2022 and at 27 he has already caught the attention of many First clubs. Although he also knows that he has the opportunity to ascend with Cádiz, in which he has been active since 2017.The middle of Alcala de Henares grew in the lower categories of Real Madrid, like his brother, and came to debut with the first white team, but in 2013 he went to Espanyol. After two assignments in the Croatian Rijeka and English Reading, in 2016 he signed for Elche and a season later he arrived in Cádiz, where he grows every year.Álex Fernández has not been the only objective that Betis has handled in these last days of the January market. The doubts about the performance of Dani Martín, substitute of Joel Robles, caused that within the entity of Heliopolis one thought about the possibility of signing another goalkeeper, but in principle it seems that this possibility has also been discarded.last_img read more

The enigmatic message of Gerard Piqué on Twitter: “Puppet”

first_imgMarçal Lorente’s message was as follows: “For many years I have known the Barça environment and the idiosyncrasy of the culé partner and fortunately it is becoming less manipulable and smarter and knows how to perfectly identify who wants to reach Barça to use it for their media, political and economic interests.”This happened hours after the meeting that kept Josep Maria Bartomeu, President of Barcelona, ​​for thirty minutes with the four captains of the team (Messi, Piqué, Busquets and Sergi Roberto) and with the presence of technician Quique Setién to appease the fire originated after the news of SER Catalunya. Gerard Piqué He rewrote a new chapter on the controversy of critical accounts on social networks that ravages the Barca club in recent days. The defense replied with the word “puppet” to a tweet of Marçal Lorente, according to Cadena SER, a journalist very similar to the current Blaugrana directive.last_img read more

Sabalenka stands in the final to face Kvitova

first_imgThe start of the assembly was a carousel of service losses, till each entered into warmth and measured their forces from the backside. Kuznetsova, skilled in this a part of the tour by the Spanish Javier Piles, tried to differ the blows and transfer his rival, whereas Sabalenka wasted no time and went straight to the profitable hit. By breaking into the tenth recreation, the Belarusian took the first set in 37 minutes, in a run in which he received 5 consecutive to be forward in the second act with 3-1, an revenue that by no means misplaced and received the recreation with authority. Together with his arrival to the final, Sabalenka secures the 12th place in the world and might select the 11th if he wins the title. Kuznetsova, quantity 46 this week, will get well positions and can seem in 32.Kvitova defeats BartyThe Czech Petra Kvitova beat Australia’s Ashleigh Barty, world primary, 6-4, 2-6 and 6-4, and can face this Saturday with Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka in the final of the Qatar Open. Earlier than, Sabalenka had defeated the Russian Svetlana Kuznetsova 6-Four and 6-3. Kvitova, champion in 2018, beat Barty in one hour and 52 minutes, and Sabalenka to Kuznetsova in one hour and 12 minutes. Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka reached for the first time this 12 months a WTA circuit final by beating Russia’s Svetlana Kutznesova 6-Four and 6-3 in the Qatar Open. In his first intervention in this match Premier 5, the Minsk-born participant beat veteran Kuznetsova, 34, in one hour and 12 minutes, and this Saturday he’ll battle for the title towards Czech Petra Kvitova, who received Australia’s Ashleigh Barty 6-4, 2-6 and 6-4.Will probably be the first Sabalenka final since he lifted the trophy in Zhuhai (China) final 12 months, when he defeated the Dutch Kiki Bertens, and can go for the sixth title of his profession and observe the path of his compatriot Victoria Azarenka, who received 3 times on these tracks: 2012, 2013 and 2015. The power of Sabalenka, his youth (21 years previous) and older hit had been imposed on the expertise of Kuznetsova, finalist in 2004 and 2007, 13 years after combating for the title, he noticed his aim fade away from the ambition and bodily energy of his rival.last_img read more