SFA’s Nave, UIW’s Alexander Named Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Imani Nave and Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Nave registered a new Southland Conference season-best time in the 400-meter with a 54.40 clip at the Roadrunner Invitational in San Antonio, Texas. After a third-place finish in the 400m, Nave competed in a pair of Ladyjacks’ relay races, helping SFA to a third-place finish in the 4x100m race and a fourth-place performance in the 4x400m.Alexander picked up a first-place performance in the long jump (20-5) and a second-place finish in the triple jump (42-5.5) for Incarnate Word at the Baylor Invitational over the weekend. The pair of performances by the UIW senior earned her the Southland’s top spots of the season in both events.The awards mark the first of the outdoor season for both Nave and Alexander.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Imani Nave, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Tomball, TexasNave earned the Southland Conference’s top time in the women’s 400m with a 54.40 mark that ranks 13th nationally. The performance earned her third-place honors at the Baylor Invitational. The Tomball, Texas, product also took part in the 4x100m and 4x400m relays for SFA.Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Sashane Henson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Dominique Allen, Incarnate Word.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word – Sr. – San Antonio, TexasIn her first outdoor meet of the season, Alexander breezed her way to the top of the Southland standings, turning in the best long (20-5) and triple jump (42-5.5) performances of the season. The reigning Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Athlete of the Year’s marks in both events once again claimed her spots among the nation’s top-10 marks this season.Honorable Mention: Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian; Kadejah Wilson, Stephen F. Austin; Migle Muraskaite, Lamar.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

Sam Houston Retains Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgThe Commissioner’s Cup and All-Sports Awards will be presented at the Southland Conference Honors Dinner this evening at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco, Texas. Sam Houston State 79.5 80 159.5 The Men’s and Women’s All-Sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 13-point system for all conference sports, with the Commissioner’s Cup being awarded to the program with the most combined all-sports points. The Lumberjacks are second in the overall Commissioner’s Cup tally with 148.5 points following championships in volleyball, women’s indoor and outdoor track & field, and a runner-up finish in women’s basketball. SFA edges out Lamar (148 points) and Abilene Christian (146) with Central Arkansas (130.5) rounding out the top five. Central Arkansas 50 80.5 130.5 New Orleans 36 25.5 61.5 School Men Women Total Final 2018-19 Commissioner’s Cup Standings Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 48 61.5 109.5 Points are awarded from 13 to 1 according to place of finish in final conference standings in sports with regular seasons, or placement in conference championships for sports without regular seasons. If teams are tied in standings or placement, points for the given spots are distributed evenly. Points are awarded regardless of the number of teams that sponsor a given sport. Abilene Christian 74.5 71.5 146center_img McNeese 45 76.5 121.5 Houston Baptist 26.5 46 72.5 Northwestern State 38.5 66 104.5 UIW 68.5 56.5 125 FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is the winner of the 2018-19 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league announced Tuesday. The Bearkats also claim the Men’s All-Sports Award while Stephen F. Austin snags the Women’s All-Sports award.The wins in the all-sports and the men’s sports categories represent back-to-back top finishes for the Bearkats. Stephen F. Austin’s win in women’s sports is also a repeat performance.The Bearkats were buoyed by seven championships including men’s basketball, men’s indoor and outdoor track & field, men’s and women’s golf, softball and baseball. The Kats earned the most points overall with 159.5, including a league-best 79.5 points in seven men’s sports. SHSU added 80 points in nine women’s sports. Southeastern Louisiana 58.5 38 96.5 Lamar 73 75 148 Nicholls 38 32.5 70.5 Stephen F. Austin 57 91.5 148.5last_img read more

Kevin-Prince Boateng reveals he bought 3 cars in a day at Spurs ‘to be happy’

first_imgKEVIN-Prince Boateng says he purchased three cars in a single day in a bid to buy happiness while at Tottenham.The midfielder, now at Fiorentina, spent two years in North London before completing a loan move to Borussia Dortmund and then Portsmouth.5 Kevin-Prince Boateng admitted money can’t buy happiness after his time at SpursBoateng, 32, made just 14 appearance for the club and revealed he failed to get out of first gear after admitting he “was an idiot and lived like a king.”In a revealing interview with La Repubblica he revealed the reasons for struggling to leave his mark at Tottenham.He said: “I’ll go back and say: I didn’t treat football as a job.”I was an idiot. I had talent, but I trained the bare minimum, an hour on the field.”I was the last to arrive and the first to leave. I’d be out with friends. I had money, I lived like a king. I’d never been to the gym. That changes your later career.You cannot buy happinessKevin-Prince Boateng on his time at Spurs”I bought three cars in one day when I was at Tottenham: a Lamborghini, a Hummer and a Cadillac. To the youngsters, I tell them: ‘You cannot buy happiness’.”I didn’t play, I had family problems, I was out of the squad. I was looking for happiness in material things: a car makes you happy for a week. I bought three to be happy for three weeks.”Boateng’s career has seen him play for 12 different clubs but is enjoying a resurgence to form in his latter years.Following stints at Las Palmas and Sassuolo, he earned a surprise loan move to Barcelona in January and joined Fiorentina permanently this summer. 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itHis career has not been without controversy and he was sacked from Schalke in 2015 for poor behaviour with reports he was caught smoking and boozing.In 2012, it was claimed he had picked up an injury because he was having “too much sex” with wife Melissa Satta.She was believed to have said: “He is always injured because we have sex seven to ten times a week.”5 Boateng purchased a Lamborghini as one of his three carsCredit: Ingo Barenschee5 He also splashed out on a Hummer in a bid to cheer himself upCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 He completed the hat-trick of motors by landing a CadillacCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 The midfielder admitted he was an idiot during his time at TottenhamCredit: Times Newspapers LtdTottenham star Eric Dier ‘cries’ after he finds out he’s dropped to a 79 rating in FIFA 20last_img read more

Benched Panther Viliame Kikau powers Panthers to shock second-half win over Parramatta

first_imgViliame Kikau came off the pine and blew the game wide open in the second half with an amazing period of play which ultimately got his side the round one points.MATCH CENTRE: Panthers 22 d Eels 14Kikau scored a barnstorming try in the 43rd minute when he barged over a couple of sorry defenders.That kickstarted the comeback for Penrith, who went to half time trailing 14-6 after a horror opening half-hour.Kikau then produced a magical offload to Dylan Edwards which led to Mitchell Moses getting sin binned and Penrith taking the lead for the first time in the 55th minute with Nathan Cleary’s penalty conversion.Kikau racked up 70 metres from his eight runs, had five tackle breaks, two linebreaks, an offload and a linebreak assist.Unfortunately his stint was cut short as he left the field pointing to a pectoral muscle and didn’t return.He was one of Fiji’s stars during the World Cup and was named in the No. 11 jumper for Penrith this week until coach Anthony Griffin switched his forwards pre-game.Cleary and young fullback Edwards were inspirational for their side as Penrith won the game 22-14.They held the Eels scoreless in the second half after being blown off the park in the opening half-hour of the game.Parramatta looked like running away with the game after a Mitchell Moses masterclass in the opening exchanges, but couldn’t run with Penrith with the heat was turned up in the second half.MOSES MIXED BAGIt was a bittersweet day for Parramatta halfback Mitchell Moses.Moses was the best player on the park in the opening exchanges. He was smashed late and high in the opening minute of the game, but was then instrumental in his side shooting out to a big early lead.He had to leave the field for a head injury assessment midway through the first half but returned after the required 15 minutes.Then in the second half, he made a desperate but illegal tackle from marker after Kikau’s offload to Edwards had the Panthers in range of scoring.Moses was sin binned, and Cleary’s conversion from the penalty put Penrith in front.It was a desperate play but a dark mark on what was otherwise a good performance from the Eels No.7.THE REPORTPenrith was under the pump right from the kick off and it took just six minutes for Parramatta to capitalise on the mayhem.The Panthers spilt the ball with their first two sets then gave away a penalty 10 metres out from their defensive line, gifting the Eels early opportunities.It was Josh Hoffman who crossed the line when on the end of a beautiful cut-out ball from Corey Norman, and the conversion made it 6-0.The Panthers continued to struggle with ball in hand as the Eels applied the heat.But Parramatta copped a cruel blow in the 14th minute when Mitchell Moses left the field for a head injury assessment. He had been on fire in the opening exchanges and was the best player on the park.The loss didn’t stop Parramatta rolling on, and it was Norman who extended the lead with his own try in the 20th minute.He sold a dummy and strolled through a weak Penrith defence but missed his own conversion to make it 10-0.The visitors got a boost soon after when Moses returned to the field.But it was backrower Brad Takairangi who produced some magic with a peach of a cut-out ball to hit winger Hoffman who went over for his second.Moses sprayed the kick wide and it was 14-0.Penrith needed to find something special and it came in the form of centre Waqa Blake.Five minutes before half time he used some fancy footwork to break through the defensive line and then sprint to plant the ball down next to the posts.It was a brilliant solo try and made it 14-6 to give the home side a glimmer of hope heading into the break.Penrith continued the momentum coming out for the second half. It took Viliame Kikau just four minutes to barge his away over and Cleary’s conversion made it 14-12.Suddenly the home side looked full of confidence and were on a roll.In the 51st minute Penrith was awarded a soft penalty and Cleary knocked over the conversion to level the score at 14-all.A couple of minutes later Kikau again broke through the line and offloaded to Edwards who gave to Cleary, then Moses was sin binned and penalised for making a desperate tackle from an off-side position.Cleary knocked over the penalty to hand Penrith the lead and the Eels were down to 12 men with their halfback in the bin.Barely two minutes later Penrith went end to end when Cleary dummied and broke through the line, then gave it to Blake who scored his second.Cleary knocked the conversion over from the sideline and suddenly the Panthers led 22-14.The Eels were struggling to rally and Penrith put the foot down as young fullback Dylan Edwards and Cleary took control of the game.last_img read more

Chimy Ávila: “Doc, I’m broken”

first_imgInside the fatality, the Argentine got rid of the so-called “triad”, which involves the sum of the anterior cruciate ligament lesions, the internal meniscus, and the internal lateral, so that the injury of the forward “It has not turned out to be so serious.” Pending the operation in the next few days, Bertó estimates that the recovery will range between 6 and 8 months, since “each patient is a world” and will depend in the first place on the fact that the surgical results are positive, “since any surgery runs the risk of being complicated; but with a good surgical team, those risks can be minimized.” “Doc, I’m broken” were the words with the that Chimy Avila received to the doctor of the Osasuna Athletic Club, Juan Bertó, after breaking the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee in the 55th minute of the match played last night against Levante and that will make him Miss the rest of the season. Bertó explained in an interview with Efe that he lived the “unfortunate play” from the bench and when he realized that Chimy raised his hand asking for assistance “Without moving, they were practically aware that” something important was happening. “” When we arrived at the place where the Chimy was lying, the physiotherapist told us that he had broken, “said the doctor, who described the first moments after the injury, moments he took the opportunity to check “that the knee was not stable, so we decided to opt for the change.”“From the bench we didn’t have the ability to see exactly what happened, but we did sense that a lot of damage had been done.”Bertó said about the fateful moment, adding that they could not calculate the extent of the injury until they talked to the player. And has remembered cases like those of the Osasuna Sergio players Herrera, Unai García and Kike Barja, setting an example to the latter, which officially returned to the pitch 6 months and 15 days after getting injured in a workout. “He accepted it with fortitude, serenity, and with an improper maturity of a 25-year-old player,” said the doctor, while ensuring that Chimy Avila has “the support of his family and his wife, who has not separated from him at any time. ” The recovery process will consist of several phases, as noted, and the first will be to work to recover mobility. Then you must exercise muscle strength and physical tone, and finally integrate into group dynamics smoothly after the first 5 or 6 months have passed.The specialist in Orthopedic Surgery and Traumatology Clinic University of Navarra, Andrés Valentí Azcárate, will be the person in charge of operating the player, who will perform “ligament replacement on the other of similar mechanical and physiological characteristics “ in a intervention that will be decided on what type based on what they show the images”. “For the maturity, the wisdom and the desire to work that Chimy has shown, as soon as he is training with the group, I think it will surprise us all, getting stronger,” said Bertó, who is convinced that “the time will put its place. ““Yesterday all the team members, despite having achieved a fundamental victory, the first thing they did when they arrived at the locker room was worrying about the chimy because physical recovery is so important as the mental or emotional “and hence I stressed the importance that will have the support that the team gives to the Argentine forward.last_img read more

LaLiga denounces the insults to Morata and Simeone in the Bernabéu

first_imgLaLiga has denounced to the Competition and Anti-Violence Committees the insults made to Morata during the derby last Saturday at the Santiago Bernabéu. There were also shouts to Simeone which are included in the writing. According to the report, the insults were launched from the Grada Fans sector of Madrid.“Some 1,300 local fans, located in the local animation stand, called” Grada FANS RMCF “sang the “Morata is a rat” and the “fucking Indian who does not bounce” in the 32nd minute, according to the letter Shortly after, they sang from the same area the “Ole, ole, ole, cuckold Simeone”. Already in the second half, the song was “Ay Morata, ay Morata, you never wanted to see him, you were always a substitute, in the Wanda, get fucked. “ Exposed this, the LaLiga report explains that the rest of the Bernabéu fans maintained “proper behavior throughout the game. “The cameras of The day after, from Movistar +picked up Morata’s reactions to the screams that came from what was his hobby, both when he was playing and when he sat on the bench forced by some discomfort: “I sweat it …”last_img read more

Alert in England by Rashford and Kane before the Euro

first_imgThe coach of Manchester United has announced in the press conference prior to the clash against Bruges in Europa League that the English striker will be off longer than desired, seriously doubting your call for the Euro. “I hope he plays before the end of the season, but if he is not fit, he will not go to the European Championship“said the Norwegian coach. With the shadow of uncertainty flying over Kane and Rashford, Southgate has to invent a ‘9’. The best option would be Tammy Abraham but the soccer player of Chelsea, despite having a great season (15 goals), he has barely played four times with England. Very little baggage to carry the scoring weight of the winner of the World Cup 66 in her fight to be the first time continental champion. Similar is the case of Dominic Calvert-lewin, of Everton, that since the arrival of Ancelotti has exploited its facet scoring but has not yet been released as international. The other alternative would be to bet on the attacker of the Southampton, Danny Ings, who is fighting to be the top scorer of the Premier but he has not played with the English shirt since 2015 (31 minutes against Lithuania in his only presence). With the option Jamie Vardy discarded, although the Leicester footballer is enjoying a second youth at 33 (he left the team after the World Cup in Russia), the range of possibilities is obscured by the English coach.Sterling and Sancho, step forward Very bad news that the English coach has received at this beginning of the year Gareth Southgate. If first fell Harry Kane, which was operated and will be as soon as low until April although Jose Mourinho He is more than pessimistic and does not see his return until the end of the season. Now the statements of Ole Gunnar Solskjær about Marcus Rashford’s health status they have blown up alarms in the English team’s environment four months after the start of the Eurocup, in which practically pross They play at home.center_img Southgate will have to invent an option as a forward reference. The red devils Jesse Lingard It may be an emergency tip but the eyes of English fans will be on Sterling Y Sancho. The two skilled players, from the sides, will have to step forward and uncork their scoring nose. For the sake of Southgate and England.last_img read more

The Calvary of Cheick Doukouré

first_imgCheick Doukouré does not lift his head since last February 24, practically a year ago, he fell fulminated on the grass of the City of Valencia in the controversial penalty Casemiro, which ultimately meant the victory of Real Madrid in Orriols. In hot, the Ivorian finished the match, playing more than 15 minutes with the ligament completely broken. It was his third serious knee injury at 26 (27 today), with two surgical interventions on the left behind him.Those of Paco López they came back to face the whites. To those who had already defeated in the first round in the Santiago Bernabeu, in the second historic victory of the club granota in Chamartin. Since then, the Costa Rican has not stepped on a pitch again and has been able to exercise in a dropper with the rest of the group, both in the Levant and now in his assignment in the Huesca. Doukouré suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee in that action and was intervened on March 6, 2019, a day marked in black on his particular calendar. They will understand later.The player “hit the air while trying to clear the ball and landed on the ground with his left leg completely unbalanced,” as the medical part of the Levant said. Carvajal, meanwhile, said he had heard the kick “from 25 meters.” The controversy was served.Virtually 365 days later, when he began to take his first steps in group dynamics in the Alto-Aragonese complex, problems arose again in the form of an injury. This time because of a muscle break in the biceps femoris of his left leg, the intervention after the Brazilian penalty. A disease as a result of the hard rehabilitation process through which he has gone through the last year.A new slowdown on his way back to the pitch and a hard setback for Huesca, who has not yet been able to count on him. A new chapter in his private Calvary with a protagonist to highlight: his left knee.The medical history is terrifying. On March 6, 2018, he suffered a grade III sprain in the internal lateral ligament of the same joint, avoiding the operating room, but missing the rest of the season. It was raining on wet. Already in 2015-16 he had lived his first crusader break on the left …last_img read more

Onion: “Cavani would be unstoppable in Atlético with Cholo”

first_img—How did you see the match against Liverpool?–The fans have always shown that it is one of the best and with that reception they have already started winning. In football everything can happen and we will have to wait for the return. “Do you think Cavani would have been that solution for Simeone?”–Cavani would be unstoppable at Atlético with Simeone, but I invited him to play Peñarol. I called him and he said no. Now he will continue playing in Paris. We all know how good it is.“What does Peñarol give you?”–It is the club where I started. It is special for me to be here and I want to give everything for this shield. In a few days we start the championship and we are ready to go for all.– How is Forlán as coach?–This is his first year and God willing will do very well. As a player he already showed how good he was and as a person he is even better. He is qualified for a winning project such as Peñarol. “Do you think the fans of Atlético have a good memory of you?”–I hope and wish so. I would be happy to know that the people of Atlético do not forget me. There I lived very important things like winning a League, defeating Madrid and others.—How did he celebrate a victory against Madrid?–I’ve always liked to live derbies differently. As a kid I played in any camp and I don’t like losing because I consider myself a football fan.“In passion, it looks like Simeone …”–Can be. Simeone is one of the best technicians in the world. He is very passionate and has an excellent coaching staff. He has shown that he can do many things. They know what they play.– But the rojiblanco team does not finish accompanying the results …–I could not watch many games because of the time difference. I left a piece of my life and I always want it to go well. The results may not be happening, but it will always be a difficult team to beat. “At Atlético I left a piece of my life and I always want it to go well” “Finally, a curiosity, why do they call it the Onion?”–It was a nickname my dad had and I stayed with him. Nothing to crylast_img read more

The ‘Spanish ATK’ brings the Indian Super League to Agus

first_imgSpanish plenary session in CalcuttaATK has won three of the six Super Leagues and all of them came under the baton of a Spanish coach. José Francisco Molina, current sports director of the Spanish Football Federation, lifted the trophy in 2016, when the club was called Atlético Kolkata due to its already prescribed relationship with Atlético de Madrid. Antonio López Habas did the same in 2014, the inaugural season of the ISL, and repeated Alirón in 2020 along with Manuel Cascallana (assistant), Angel Javier Hernandez (goalkeeper coach), Álvaro Ros (physical trainer) and Luis Alfonso Redondo (physiotherapist).The Spanish soccer players of the team, Edu García, Javi Hernández, Víctor Mongil and Mandi Sosa, dedicated the title to their teammate Agus Garcia, absent for family matters. The Albacete central defender’s shirt, captain of the team until he had to return to Spain at the beginning of February, was present in the photo of the initial team and during the tournament. He is also a champion. ATK became the first team in the history of the Indian Super League (ISL) to win the title three times after defeating Chennaiyin 3-1 in the final played in Goa. The team led by Cordovan Antonio López Habas, who already conquered the tournament in 2014, won thanks to three Spanish goals: Salamanca Javi Hernández He opened the can in the 10th minute and took it upon himself to dispel any hint of rival hope in the discount. Edu García, for his part, he signed 2-0 after the break.Despite the tranquility that the result may reflect, ATK had to row against the current to achieve the third Super League in its history. Chennaiyin, who went from less to more during the season, had a great meeting and only the Hindu goalkeeper Bhattacharya, who became the protagonist, was able to stop the team led by the former Premier League Owen Coyle. ATK scorers Hernández and García were the starters and played the 90 minutes; Mandi Sosa replaced Krishna at the edge of the break and Víctor Mongil entered the second half.last_img read more