May 2020

March 9 Basketball TV Selections Revealed

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its broadcast partners have announced selections and start times for basketball games to be played on March 9, the final day of the regular season.The Southland Showcase package on ESPN3 will feature a doubleheader between Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin, live from William R. Johnson Coliseum in Nacogdoches, Texas. ESPN3 is available via and ESPN apps.In addition, the McNeese at Lamar doubleheader will be streamed on ESPN+ via institutional productions.ESPN+ is a premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group in conjunction with ESPN. The network can be accessed through and ESPN apps. The service costs $4.99 per month, with a seven-day free trial available. Institutional streams will cover the remaining games that day.While choices for the majority of the regular season were completed during the off-season, the final three Saturdays called for picks to be made 12 days prior to tip-off.Saturday, March 9Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin (Women), 2 p.m., ESPN3McNeese at Lamar (Women), 2 p.m., ESPN+Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin (Men), 4:30 p.m., ESPN3McNeese at Lamar (Men), 4:30 p.m., ESPN+last_img read more

First Serve of 2019 Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament Set for Thursday

first_imgCentral Arkansas is the No. 3 seed and is matched up with No. 6 McNeese, the reigning tournament champion, and No. 4 seed Sam Houston State is pitted with No. 5 A&M-Corpus Christi. Semifinals are slated for Friday at 2 p.m. with the championship scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday. No. 1 Abilene Christian Wildcats (14-9, 10-1 SLC)Led by Southland Conference Coach of the Year John Walker, the Wildcats look to punch their ticket to the NCAA Tournament for the first time in program history. ACU tennis first became eligible for NCAA postseason events in 2018 after completing its transition to Division I. Allison Stewart and Illeana Mocciola each claimed first-team all-conference selections at the No. 5 and No. 6 flight, respectively. The duo combined to go 19-2 in league play, led by Stewart’s flawless 11-0 campaign. ACU’s lone loss of the league season came on the road against Central Arkansas in a 5-2 defeat. In the regular season, McNeese defeated Lamar 6-1. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – The 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament begins Thursday at 10 a.m. CT. at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center in Corpus Christi, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. No. 3 Central Arkansas (17-7, 9-2 SLC)Making their seventh-straight appearance in the conference tournament, the Bears have their eyes set on their first tournament title. After missing the first seven matches of the season, Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin hit the courts running, finishing 8-3 in singles and 8-2 in doubles in league play with Marli Van Heerden. Xin was named to the all-conference singles second team and earned first-team honors for doubles. UCA closed the season on a three-match win streak, including handing Abilene Christian its first loss of the season. In the regular season, UCA defeated McNeese 6-1. No. 4 Sam Houston State (13-7, 7-4 SLC)Fueled by the play of Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli, the Bearkats return to the Southland Conference Tennis Tournament for the third-straight time in as many years under head coach Rob Hubbard. Yamalapalli, who suffered just one loss in conference play (10-1), was joined on the first team by teammate Lusine Chobanyan. Isidora Zivkovic was a second-team selection at No. 2 singles, and the duo of Karla De La Luz Montalvo and Petra Kaszas were tabbed second team at No. 3 doubles. In the regular season, SHSU defeated A&M-Corpus Christi 4-3. Abilene Christian claimed its first-ever Southland Conference regular-season championship after posting a 10-1 record this spring and will face No. 8 seed Lamar in the first round. Northwestern State is the No. 2 seed and will take on No. 7 New Orleans. No. 7 New Orleans (13-9, 6-5 SLC)The Privateers enter their fifth-straight Southland Conference Tennis Tournament with a four-match win streak, the longest by any Southland school to finish the year.  New Orleans landed duo Ank Vullings and Trang Dao on the all-conference second team at No. 1 doubles after they went 14-4 overall and 8-3 in league play at the top line, including a 6-3 triumph over first-team pair Chunxi Xin and Marli Van Heerden. No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (13-7, 6-5 SLC)Clinching a berth in its 11th-straight season, the Islanders are vying for a fifth trip to the NCAA Tournament in the last seven seasons. In her first season with the team, Kei Kato went 6-3 at No. 2 singles and posted a 7-3 mark at second-line doubles alongside partner Myu Kageyama to garner Newcomer of the Year laurels. The doubles duo was named all-conference second team and A&M-Corpus Christi placed two on the singles second team in Camille Townsend and Mariya Shumeika. The Islanders were 6-1 at home this spring, including a 2-1 mark in league action. No. 2 Northwestern State (17-5, 9-2 SLC)Head coach Patric DuBois leads his Lady Demons to their 12th-straight Southland Conference tournament appearance, the longest active streak, with hopes of capturing the program’s first tournament title since 2015. NSU is led by first-team all-league honoree Rhea Verma, one of just two student-athletes to go 11-0 in conference play (Stewart). The Lady Demons were also represented by second-team selections Ela Iwaniuk and Judit Castillo Gargallo, who garnered first-team doubles honors with partner Emilija Dancetovic. In the regular season, NSU defeated New Orleans 6-1. No. 8 Lamar (8-13, 5-6 SLC)After missing the conference tournament in 2018 for just the second time in the previous 14 years, the Cardinals make a triumphant return to the bracket in 2019. Lamar’s 4-2 record down the stretch, including a win over Sam Houston State played a vital role to their return to the postseason tournament. The Cardinals accounted for a pair of honorable mention all-conference selections as Sanja Jolic garnered the honor at No. 3 singles and the team of Jasmin Buchta and Amelie Vossgaetter were named honorable mention at No. 1 doubles. No. 6 McNeese (11-9, 6-5 SLC)Looking to defend its Southland Conference tournament crown, the Cowgirls make their seventh-consecutive appearance in the conference tournament. Charoline Erlandsson dominated at No. 2 singles with a 14-2 overall record and a 5-2 mark in league play. Dalia Ahmed impressed in her first year at McNeese, going 9-1 in conference and posting a 5-0 record at the No. 4 and 5 flights while only dropping one set. The Cowgirls’ had won four straight before falling to Abilene Christian 4-3 in the regular-season finale.last_img read more


first_imgBEEN STUDYING HER SWITCHES TO GRASS AS SHE HEADS A FIELD OF 12 SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS AT ONE MILE ON TURF RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 15, 2020)–KMN Racing’s homebred Been Studying Her, a two-time stakes winner on dirt, will try turf for the first time on Saturday as she heads field of 12 sophomore fillies in the $200,000 California Cup Oaks, to be contested at one mile over the Santa Anita turf.Other top Oaks contenders would appear to be Benjamin and Sally Warren’s homebred Warren’s Showtime, a one mile turf stakes winner and trainer Peter Miller’s Bulletproof One, a two-time stakes winner who will be stretching out to a route of ground for the first time.The Cal Cup Oaks is part of the lucrative Golden State Series.  Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Series for eligible California-bred or sired horses.BEEN STUDYING HEROwner: KMN Racing, LLCTrainer: Dan WardA scintillating 3 ¼ length winner of the seven furlong Golden State Juvenile Fillies two starts back on Nov. 1, she was a disappointing fourth, beaten 10 lengths as the 2-5 favorite in the one mile Soviet Problem Stakes at Los Alamitos on Dec. 14.  A first out open maiden special weight winner going 5 ½ furlongs at Sacramento on July 20, this California-bred daughter of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna, out of Maddie’s Odyssey, by Kitten’s Joy, then took the six furlong Generous Portion Stakes versus statebreds at Del Mar on Aug. 28.  Subsequently fourth, beaten 5 ½ lengths by multiple Grade I winner Bast in the Grade I, 1 1/16 mile Chandelier Stakes here on Sept. 27, she’s won three out of her five starts and looms the class of the Oaks field with Mike Smith up.WARREN’S SHOWTIMEOwner: Benjamin & Sally WarrenTrainer:  Craig LewisBy Clubhouse Ride out of Warren’s Grade I stakes winning mare Warren’s Veneda (by Affirmative), this chestnut filly broke her maiden going one mile on turf in her second start on Aug. 21 at Del Mar and with her one mile turf Surfer Girl win two starts back Oct. 6, has two wins from three starts at the Oaks trip.  Most recently a troubled third, beaten four lengths by Been Studying Her in the seven furlong Golden State Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1, Warren’s Showtime has to be accorded a big look in Saturday’s Cal Cup Oaks.BULLETPROOF ONEOwner: Gary Barber, Cecil Barber, Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners & Wachtel StableTrainer:  Peter MillerOriginally based at Golden Gate Fields, this extremely quick California-bred daughter of Idiot Proof was sold privately following her second start, a 9 ¼ length romp in the 5 ½ furlong Everett Nevin Stakes at Pleasanton on July 6. A subsequent 6 ¼ length winner of the CTBA Stakes going the same distance at Del Mar July 31, she made the early lead in the Generous Portion on Aug. 28, but finished 9 ¾ lengths behind Been Studying Her as the 1-5 favorite.  Most recently beaten 8 ½ lengths by the top selection in the Golden State Juvenile Fillies on Nov. 1,Bulletproof One is the speed of the Oaks field and will hope to shake loose in her first two turn assignment.THE $200,000 CALIFORNIA CUP OAKS WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTAlmost a Factor–Flavien Prat–124Wise Rachel–Juan Hernandez–124Bulletproof One–Ruben Fuentes–124Been Studying Her–Mike Smith–124Warren’s Showtime–Jorge Velez–124Smokin Hot Bobbie–Rafael Bejarano–124Midnight Sunrise–Geovanni Franco–124Homehome–Mario Gutierrez–124Smiling Shirlee–Umberto Rispoli–124Cholula Lips–Tyler Baze–124California Kook–Drayden Van Dyke–124Warrior’s Moon–Abel Cedillo–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Kiwis to play British Lions, Tonga in 2019

first_imgNew Zealand will play Mate Ma’a Tonga on 22 June at Mt Smart Stadium in the first match of the new Oceania Cup.The Kiwi Ferns will also play against an unnamed opponent in the double header – they’ll play a second match against Australia in October.The Oceania Cup will be played in June and November during the international Test windows.Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Fiji and Australia make up the six-nation competition.The tournament will be split into two pools – in Pool A are New Zealand, Australia and Tonga while Samoa, Fiji and Papua New Guinea are in Pool B.In October the British Lions will tour New Zealand, playing Tonga first, then New Zealand twice and Papua New Guinea once in November.It’s the first time the British Lions have toured in the Southern Hemisphere since 2006.The British Lions thrashed New Zealand 3-0 the last time the two sides met in the UK in 2007.On Saturday 2 November, Eden Park will host a triple header – featuring the Lions vs New Zealand, Australia vs Tonga and Samoa vs Fiji.New Zealand Rugby League chief executive Greg Peters said: “New Zealand Rugby League is delighted to be bringing such an incredible array of matches to New Zealand that will also benefit the teams throughout the Pacific.”Rugby League Players’ Association chief executive Ian Prendergast said: “It’s fantastic that there will be significant international content in 2019.”The events are being supported by the New Zealand government through the Major Events Development Fund.last_img read more

Oil Search and Mapai sponsor Lae Daffodil Golf Challenge

first_imgThe event was launched with a K50,000 sponsorship from foundation sponsor Oil Search Limited (K25,000) and Lae-based Mapai Transport Limited (K25,000).This is the sixth year that the event will be hosted to support the work of the PNG Cancer Relief Society in Lae.The corporate challenge will be held in Lae on August 19th.Oil Search PNG communications manager, Ruth Waram, said the sponsorship covers the hosting of the event, whilst 100 percent of the funds raised from the  event will go directly to the PNG Cancer Relief Society to assist their work. Waram said Oil Search was a proud sponsor of the event as the funds raised would go a long way in the fight against cancer in PNG.“Oil Search as a proud PNG company, is happy to participate and assist with activities that make a difference to the lives of Papua New Guineans,” said Waram.Mapai Transport managing director, Jacob Luke, said the event’s theme is ‘Keep fit – live healthy’.He invited all corporate houses and other generous donors to support the cause.“The Daffodil Corporate Golf Challenge has been a success through the generous support of the private sector, who spend their time and money to play golf and raise much needed funds to support the plight of the cancer patients.“The task of looking after cancer patients is a government responsibility and not a private or corporate responsibility.“However, cancer patients are a neglected group of people who are already in an extremely vulnerable and disadvantaged position.“We undertake this fundraising activity as good responsible corporate citizens and also to show our love and care for these patients. Cancer patients are part of our community,’’ said Luke.last_img read more

Chelsea drop unsettled Costa

first_imgIt is understood he has not trained with the first-team for the last three days after he was the subject of a £30m-per-year offer from a club in the Chinese Super League.Sky sources understand the Spain striker has become unsettled by the approach from China, which would make him one of the highest paid footballers in the world, and he became embroiled in an argument with two fitness coaches.Conte then stepped in and, according to Sky in Italy, the row ended with the Italian shouting: “Go to China!”Sky sources understand that owner Roman Abramovich has no intention of selling Costa, who has two-and-a-half years left on his contract.But it comes as a major blow to Chelsea as the Premier League leaders look to get their title bid back on track at the King Power Stadium on Saturday evening, following their 2-0 defeat to Tottenham last week.Costa has been in superb form this season and is the league’s top scorer with 14 goals, and Sky Sports football expert Graeme Souness believes this could derail Chelsea’s title bid.”This is the very last thing Chelsea need. He is playing out of his skin. They lose him and all of a sudden they are not going to win the Premier League,” Souness said.”If sense prevailed, maybe he could stay until the end of the season. There has to be a way around this where everybody can be happy.”Costa joined Chelsea from Atletico Madrid for £32m in 2014 and the 28-year-old has scored 50 goals for the Blues in all competitions.last_img read more

James does not reengage

first_imgJames returned to Real Madrid this summer of his assignment at Bayern and has lived riding a ferris wheel. He had the discard sign hung around his neck (Zidane did not count on him in summer and had a foot and a half in Atlético, but the wreck of New Jersey 3-7 against Simeone aborted the operation), then excited as a signing (Zidane used him for the first time on the second day against Valladolid and gave him four titles in five games in which the player took the chest) to finish, between injuries and technical decisions, to evaporate. The last three months have not been easy to navigate for James. On October 19 he played his last game as a starter. It was against Mallorca and Madrid derailed. That hit left some wounded. Odriozola, Jovic and also James. That day his situation turned. His gray performance in Son Moix was followed by controversies and injuries that have led him to play only 24 minutes since then … James Rodríguez takes a step forward and another step back at Real Madrid. After returning to the call in the Super Cup and playing 13 minutes in the semifinal against Valencia, Zidane got off the train against Sevilla and was off the list without any medical part in between (he trained normally). The coffee maker It has not just been re-hooked and inhabits the harrow and the bench more than the grass. Meanwhile, his name is pointed on the agenda of several European clubs. Ancelotti continues to sigh to recruit the Colombian for ‘his’ Everton. With him was the best version of James in Real Madri. However, in the white club they rule out in January. After the reverse of Mallorca, Zidane only gave him 11 minutes against Galatasaray. Then came the trip to his country for his fatherhood and an injury (of which there was no medical part of the club) prevented him from playing against Leganes, Betis, Galatasaray and Eibar. The controversy flew over James in the last FIFA stop, where he went to Colombia without having worked with the group yet. Zidane was surprised when asked by James (and Bale) before the game against Mendilibar: “They have no injury, but they are not available. It is not a technical decision, they still do not train with the team and then they cannot play tomorrow.” The player traveled with his team. In the first training he worked without problems; Two days later, on November 14, he suffered an injury to the internal ligament of the knee that had more than a month in the infirmary. He was discharged on December 19, but Zidane left him out against Athletic (he only had three training sessions) and against Getafe (technical decision).Madrid changed a lot while James was down and now he has to row upriver to find a hole in the middle. Valverde exploded and became indispensable, Kroos rejuvenated, Modric regained vigor and Isco ended up being rescued by Zidane. Much competition has that of Cúcuta. Zizou He did take it to Arabia to play the Super Cup although he only gave it 13 minutes. Back to LaLiga, and despite having trained all week, James lost ground again and stayed off the list against Sevilla. The coffee maker does not leave the tail box: he is the 19th player in the squad in minutes (465 ’, 18.6%).last_img read more

Real Madrid sets the price of tickets to see the City

first_imgPrices on the sides First Amphitheater105150 PartnerPublic PartnerPublic Fourth Amphitheater6390 High Tier133190 Real Madrid has made public the ticket prices for the Champions League round of 16 match against Manchester City on February 26. Prices range from 60 euros in the fourth amphitheater of the two funds (for the general public, 42 for the partners) to 270 euros for the Tribunes of the two sides (189 for the partners) (SEE TABLES). That without counting the VIP tickets, which start from 650 euros. Grandstand189270 Fund Prices Second Amphitheater109155 High Tier102145 Third Amphitheater77110 Tickets can be obtained either through the club’s website ( or by telephone through the following numbers:VIP tickets: 91 398 43 77Partners: 902 244 824Madridistas: 902 324 324 Low Tier102145 Fourth Amphitheater4260 First Amphitheater168240 Low Tier133190 Grandstand119170 Third Amphitheater4970 Second Amphitheater84120 As usual, Club subscribers will have a preferential period to get their seats. This will begin on January 30 at 12:00 hours. The period for unpaid members will begin on Tuesday, February 4 at 10:00 a.m. For the holders of the Madridista Card, the shift will begin on Thursday, February 6 at 10 am, while For the general public, the shift will begin on Friday, February 7 at 10:00 a.m..last_img read more

Girona faces an end of time trial market

first_imgThere are several players that like it, but Jail is having a hard time negotiating. Pol Llonch of Willem II was a wish, but the high pretensions of the Dutch club caused other options to be looked at. And there appeared Christian Rivera, from Leganés. Although the Madrid club is reluctant to let it go until it finds a midfielder. TThe medium Luis Milla (Tenerife) also appears on a list of futures. None is easy to tie and Jail, in addition, is attentive to any last-minute opportunity that may arise among First teams. But it is not the only thing that worries the sports director of Girona and is that before entering, Some players must leave. It has been a long time to find an exit in the form of assignment to Santi Good. But neither the club nor the player, who is disputing the pre-olympic, have still received proposals that they consider good for the present. And Coris does not count for the end of the League, but in his case, the fastest solution would be the termination of the contract.In the last hours everything speeds up and in Girona they know it and are prepared. Because, in addition, there are players like Marc Gual and Álex Gallar who have good offers (the first points to Madrid Castilla and the second aims to Sporting) and do not see with bad eyes leave. And the rojiblanca entity would also not put excessive impediments because then they would appear on the scene Amath, of the Getafe, Y Pedro Porro, which is assigned in the Valladolid for him City. Both like sports management.Girona is not a club that has become accustomed to making excessive movements during the winter markets in recent seasons. But this course is different. The entity tries to ascend to Primera and, with what has been done so far, does not reach it. Jail is somewhat reluctant to sign in winter because experience has taught him that he is not always right (in recent years, the only player who has come to Girona in winter and is considered to have won) Pablo Maffeo) and hence the delay. LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of January 29, 2020 Girona is getting used to it, it is not always bad, but not excessively good, to stretch the periods of signings to the maximum. It is true that this winter could easily close the incorporation of Brandon (He already has three league games as rojiblanco), but the sports director of the Girona entity, Quique JailIt still has a lot to do. One of the priorities was to tie a defensive midfielder and it is eternalizing. Several names are handled, but the market is not simple and those who have been shot have not just had what the technical staff and the technical secretariat seeks to increase the level of the workforce. Everything indicates that it will be time to wait until the end of the market. Without a doubt, time trial negotiations will take place in Montilivi.last_img read more

1×1 Alavés: Lucas Pérez, stellar

first_imgXimo Navarro. Already play right back as central, is showing great solvency. Rivals are anticipated, steal important balls and join the attack by the band with a lot of self-confidence. He is at his best this season and the public thanks him.The guard. Kaiser of the defense, imperial. He deactivated Enrich and joined the attack to try to finish off the corner kicks and fouls. He ended up with a sticking plaster on his eyebrow which gave his superb performance even more epic. Either with Magallán or with Ely, it complements perfectly.Magellan. It seemed that Rodrigo Ely could return after his sanction for five yellows but Garitano rewarded the Argentine for his work in Seville. Very good in defensive work, especially head. Precisely, thanks to a stub, he almost scored with a shot almost at ground level.Duarte. Very good but suffering in the first bars with Arbilla boarding schools. He didn’t get much help from the bandmates in defense and had to multiply. Author of a great shot in the final stretch of the game, a left-footed shot that was almost high and that would have been 3-0 at that time.Manu García. It always seems that he will fall from eleven and always ends up playing. Piecework and kilometers of dedication. In the first part he could see yellow card because he chained several fouls in a row and in the second he was reprimanded for an ugly entry to Orellana. Pacheco. Very sure throughout the game, he could not do anything in the goal of Éibar. Well placed, with good footwork and leaving safely from your goal. The sports director of Alavés, Sergio Fernández, claimed the other day his internationality and the truth is that he was not wrong. Fejsa. It is very well placed in the middle center. Play ahead of the defense and life is not complicated. He steals balls and barely loses them. But he prefers to lean on the centrals when he is on his back than to take out the possession played. You will have many minutes for sure, especially when traveling.Aleix Vidal. He returned after not being able to play in Seville for the fear clause and he offered a lot throughout the game. Eibar’s spider web complicated his life but, for example, he actively participated in Burke’s 2-0. He has talent but sometimes he is required more in defensive tasks.Camarasa. He started from half a point behind Joselu and, in the second half when he recovered 4-4-2, he worked as a second half center with Manu. It has quality and it is difficult to lose the ball. It also adds to the attack actions and, sooner or later, will get some goal.Burke. Very active in the first part when his teammates were looking for him in the race for the band. It has an enviable speed tip. 2-0 author with a good shot in the second suit. He received a candid ball and hit it accurately. First both his and Alavés.Joselu. He did not finish much on goal but was instrumental in the victory of Alavés. Lucas’s goal comes after his pass and in Burke’s he passes the ball. It always helps in defense and, when the team clears head corners in defense, it is almost always the centrals, Manu or him who do it.Lucas Pérez. The star of the night. It is ringing to reinforce Barcelona but will not leave if the Catalans do not disburse 25 million. He entered the field to rest and, in less than a minute, got 1-0. Then he participated in the second and was a continuous nuisance for the armored defense.Edgar Mendez. Ovacionado on his return to Mendizorroza. It was offered at all times and had two overflow actions with impressive speed. His arrival and, especially that of Camarasa, offers the team some very interesting variants that Garitano surely takes advantage of.Martin. Last minutes to reinforce the defense with the score at 2-1. He embedded himself on the side and allowed Ximo Navarro to become the third center of a five-defense. He fulfilled his mission and managed to ensure that the Mendilibar team did not get the comeback at the end.last_img read more