Wednesday Marks Open of Southland Conference Soccer Tournament

first_imgTo advance, UIW will have to do something not many others have been able to do: score on Southland Goalkeeper of the Year Kyleigh Hall. The junior net-minder tallied a league-best eight shutouts and allowed the second-fewest goals (nine). In the regular-season meeting, Hall made seven saves and was only beat by an overtime penalty kick. Match 4 – No. 4 UIW vs. No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, 8 p.m.Generating one of the best turnarounds in conference history, the Cardinals improved 11 points from their 2018 campaign to clinch the program’s first Southland Conference Tournament appearance.  UIW is one of just two Southland squads that played top-seed Lamar to a one-score game, falling to the other Cardinals, 3-2. FRISCO, Texas – The chase for the league’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament begins with four quarterfinal matches at the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Tournament on Wednesday. The event is being hosted by Central Arkansas at the Bill Stephens Track & Soccer Complex in Conway, Ark. The winners from the first four matches will face off in the semifinals at 4 and 7 p.m. on Friday evening, and the championship tilt is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. on Sunday. All four quarterfinal games and the semifinal round will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network, and the title game can be seen on ESPN+. Match 2 – No. 3 Abilene Christian vs. No. 6 McNeese, 2 p.m.The Wildcats offense posted a league-high 24 shots per match and the second-most goals (31) in conference play. ACU flexed that in the regular-season meeting, defeating the Cowgirls 3-0 behind goals from first-team all-league pick Christina Arteaga and freshman duo Caylen Wright and Natalie Jones, the Southland Conference Freshman of the Year. 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament Bracket (PDF) Match 3 – No. 1 Lamar vs. No. 8 Stephen F. Austin, 5 p.m.For the second time in the last three seasons, Lamar claimed the regular-season title with a 10-1 mark in league play. The Cardinals have thrived due to the success of Player and Forward of the Year Lucy Ashworth and Newcomer of the Year Esther Okoronkwo, who combined for 28 goals and 20 assists in league action (6.91 points per game).center_img The Bearkats’ were outscored by just three in their last five matches against tournament teams, including a 1-0 loss to the Lady Demons. Should SHSU find themselves in another close game, the Bearkats will look to feed all-conference midfielder Kalynn Bickford, who tied for third in the conference with three game-winners in Southland play. Appearing in its fourth-straight Southland Conference Tournament, McNeese will rival the Wildcats with quantity of chances, ranking third in the league with 17 shots per contest. The Cowgirls are led by third-team all-conference selection Havana Johnson, who ranked fifth in both shots (41) and shots on goal (19) against Southland opponents. While LU’s success has come more recently, the SFA has been one of the most storied programs with a conference-best 21 tournament appearances and 15 tournament wins. Second-Team All-Southland keeper Madeline Talbot has her work cut out for her, despite leading the league in save percentage (.929) and goals-against average (.551). No. 2 seed Northwestern State and No. 7 seed Sam Houston State open up quarterfinal action at 11 a.m. CT, and No. 3 seed Abilene Christian will begin its tournament title defense against No. 6 Seed McNeese at 2 p.m. Top seed and regular-season champion Lamar squares off with No. 8 seed Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m., followed by No. 4 Seed UIW and No. 5 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 8 p.m. Match 1 – No. 2 Northwestern State vs. No. 7 Sam Houston State, 11 a.m.Defense has been the name of the game for the Lady Demons this season, allowing just eight goals in 11 conference matches, the fewest among the league. NSU had three members of their back line named to the all-conference teams, led by Defender of the Year Nicole Henry.last_img read more

Friday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 97 Bettors $1,314.90 Each

first_imgFriday’s Stronach 5 Rewards 97 Bettors $1,314.90 EachLAUREL, MD – Friday’s Stronach 5, the national pick 5 with an industry-low 12-percent takeout, rewarded 97 bettors across the country $1,314.90 each.The shortest price winner came at Gulfstream Park in Uno Mas Modelo ($3.40) and the longest price occurred in the final leg at Golden Gate Fields in Classy Chasie ($22.60).Friday’s Stronach 5 sequenceLeg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – The Mason Factor $4.60Leg Two -Gulfstream Park 10th Race – Uno Mas Modelo $3.40Leg Three -Santa Anita Park 4th Race – Ostini $8Leg Four – Gulfstream Park 11th Race – Yako $12.40Leg Five – Golden Gate Fields 5th Race – Classy Chasie $22.60The minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.For the Stronach 5, if a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.last_img read more

Kaino issue ‘not misconduct’

first_imgPhoto by: GETTY IMAGESCaption: Jerome Kaino needs time to sort out his family life but is not guilty of misconduct, accdording to New Zealand Rugby boss Steve Tew. Sidelined All Blacks flanker Jerome Kaino isn’t guilty of misconduct, but he needs to sort out his private life, New Zealand Rugby CEO Steve Tew says.Kaino’s absence from the All Blacks amidst allegations of an affair was raised as Tew fronted the news media to discuss the findings of the Respect and Responsibility report commissioned by the national body and unveiled in Auckland on Thursday.The All Blacks have been hit by two high profile issues off-field issues in the last year with star halfback Aaron Smith involved in a toilet tryst at Christchurch International Airport, and the Kaino affair allegations.Tew emphasised they were different cases.”Jerome … his is a very personal matter and it is a different piece of ground that I think tested the [review] panel and it tests us,” Tew said.”There is a moral issue around Jerome but it is very private. He hasn’t actually broken any All Black or contractual obligations and so at this stage we believe that the best thing for Jerome is to go away and sort his life out with his family and himself and come back to rugby when he is ready.”But at this stage we don’t believe he has done anything that we would consider to be misconduct under the terms of our contract.”All Blacks coach Steve Hansen believes the Jerome Kaino issue is a moral one, and not a matter of misconduct with NZ Rugby.The allegations against Kaino surfaced when he was in Sydney for the Bledisloe Cup opener for which he wasn’t selected. He left the All Blacks and wasn’t involved in the subsequent rematch with the Wallabies in Dunedin.While the All Blacks take on the Pumas in New Plymouth on Saturday, Kaino will make his return to rugby with the Auckland team.Smith is the subject of a second investigation into his “toilet tryst” after fresh complaints from the woman he was allegedly with.”In the Aaron Smith case, we are working through a process, we have someone independent looking at the new information that came to light. We are not wanting to rush that process, we think it needs to be done properly and then we will deal with it in the framework of the employment relationship we have with Aaron as we did the first time,” Tew said.Tew believed if the recommendations of the lengthy report are implemented, the next generation of All Blacks would be better equipped to deal with the responsibilities of their position.”They are addressed on a number of things in here (the report) on the long term because the next All Blacks will come through a programme where we are giving them better tools and better education to equip themselves to make better decisions,” he said.Tew explained the current process of dealing with incidents. The report revealed there had been 36 cases of misconduct investigated by NZR between 2013-17 (33 involving players, two a team and one a club). “The first thing we do is consider the nature of the allegation. If it is a matter for the police, then we normally step aside and just let the police deal with it. Then we will, come back in due course. There are times when we might consider suspending a player, if he’s a professional player, if the criminal offence is such that required that,” Tew said.”Then we work through our process. We treat each case on their merits, we normally set up a panel to hear the misconduct. The process is actually very defined in our collective [agreement].”It is very tricky. We know we are held to account publicly and that we know we have to send some really clear messages to the other players, but we are bound by the confidentiality of employment relationships and they are tricky.”Review chairwoman Kathryn Beck said her panel at looked at this and recommended that rugby look at its disciplinary performance management framework and make that a lot simpler to understand and follow.The eight-strong panel felt there needed to be “a very clear understanding that there will be consequences where people step outside was is the expected behaviour”.last_img read more

Dwellers to debut at OFC Champions League

first_imgDwellers are placed in Group A alongside Auckland City FC (NZL), Amicale FC (VAN) and Solomon Islands club champions (SOL).Dwellers are looking positive after taking out the PNG National Soccer League title in the last two seasons.The Lae team will be banking on national representatives Ronald Warisan, Valentine Nelson, Michael Foster, Raymond Gunemba, Nigel Dabinyaba, Obert Bika and the experience of Cyril Muta.Dwellers will play their second game on Wednesday, April 13, against Auckland City FC and their third match on April 17 against Solomon Warriors.Meantime, Hekari won its first match in the competition against AS Lössi of New Caledonia 5-1 on Saturday.Lae City Dwellers: 1. Matheson NASA (GK) 2. Mosebuya-Mosie MILUBWA, 3. Valentine NELSON 4. Goropaul ALBERT, 5. Japhet TIAMPO, 6. Troy GUNEMBA, 7. Raymond GUNEMBA, 8 Michael FOSTER, 9. Nigel DABINYABA, 10. Obert BIKA, 11. Joachim WAROI, 12 Mathew DAVID, 13. Adolf KUMISI, 14. Ken KEPE M, 15. Joshua TALAU, 16. Carlos PEKA, 17. Cyril MUTA, 18. Bewa WILLIE, 19. Esa NASA, 20. Ronald WARISAN (GK) 21. Peter DABINYABA JNR, 22. Billson BULLO, 23. John KICHANICoach: Peter Gunemba (PNG)last_img read more

Jokic wins the game to Doncic in the return of Juancho and Ibaka triumphs before the Hornets without Willy

first_imgIn addition, in Denver, Jerami Grant contributed 15 points and Jamal Murray scored 14 while the youngest of the Hernagómez, Juancho, played 12 minutes and did not get any points but had seven rebounds and delivered two assists.The Mavericks played for the fifth consecutive game without Kristaps Porzingis, second in the team in scoring and rebounding, and I can’t participate in this match because of a pain in the right knee.Ibaka continues to lead the championsThe Spanish power forward of Congolese origin Serge Ibaka maintained his status as the new leader of the Raptors by getting another double-double, the seventh consecutive, that helped them take the victory. 110-112 against the Hornets. With 23 points and 11 rebounds, including seven defenders, Ibaka was on the 39-minute track and scored 10 of 19 field shots, including the only triple attempt he made, in addition to scoring 2 of 5 personnel pitches.Ibaka reached the eleventh game in which he achieved a double-double and his work has become decisive after the Raptors lost their two best men in the starting five, the Cameroonian power forward Pascal Siakam and the Spanish center Marc Gasol, Both leave due to injury.While Ibaka triumphed as a key player for the Raptors, with the Hornets, the Spanish pivot Willy Hernangómez had to settle for watching the actions from the bench after, one more encounter, the Hispanic coach of the team of Charlotte James Borrego gave him no minute of action Photo: Reuters The youngest of the Hernangómez played 12 minutes with 7 rebounds and 2 assistsThe Slovenian touched the triple-double, but the Serbian put the decisive basketWilly saw from the bench the seventh consecutive double-double of Ibakacenter_img The NBA day ended with the triumphs of Denver Nuggets, in the return to the minutes of Juancho Hernangómez, on Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors, with a seventh consecutive double-double Serge Ibaka, against Charlotte Hornets, where he continued without Play Willy Hernangómez.Nikola Jokic scored 33 points as the leading scorer for the Nuggets, which beat the Mavericks 106-107. Jokic scored 26 of his 33 points in the second half of the game, including the winning basket with eight seconds left of regulation time. All to win the game against a Luka Doncic who touched the triple-double with 27 points, 9 rebounds and 10 assists, again the best of Dallas. last_img read more

Djokovic gives no choice to Raonic and will face Federer

first_imgWith nice ease and sensations diametrically opposed to those who Roger Federer had in his match in opposition to Tennys Sandgren, Novak Djokovic bought rid with out too many issues of Milos Raonic (7-4, 6-3 and 7-6 (1) in 2h: 49 ) and will face the Swiss on Friday within the semifinals of the Australian Open. Djokovic, who has solely misplaced a set to date within the match (within the first spherical in opposition to Struff), made a affected person recreation and overcame the Canadian punch, who positioned 18 aces.Outcomes of the lads’s staff of the Australian Open. (ADVANCE)last_img

Central alarm: Piqué and Umtiti, between cottons

first_imgMore worrying is Samuel Umtiti. The French central is not well physically. Before Betis he was slow and seized in many of his interventions, showing an insecurity and improper fragility of a player of his level. It is clearly showing that his decision not to have his right knee operated after the 2018 World Cup was a big mistake, as he continues to give him a thousand and one problems. This Monday without going any further, the requirement of the match against Betis, forced him to stay in the locker room to perform a knee treatment, which ended up quite swollen.Thus, Setién will be forced to resort to the subsidiary to cover the payroll of plants. The Uruguayan Rolando Araújo will be the chosen one. The center, which in recent days is training with the first team, has extraordinary conditions, but it seems that they have not quite convinced the Cantabrian coach. Only then can it be understood that before Betis, and after the expulsion of Lenglet, he would prefer to put Sergio Busquets as central than before giving entry to Araújo, despite still having the possibility of a change. Finally, Setién made the change effective, but it was Rakitic who took the field for Griezmann. Quique Setién is still accumulating problems because of such a short staff, with only 16 troops from the first team. Any setback, in the form of a sanction or injury, becomes a real headache. Looking ahead to LaLiga’s Saturday game against Getafe at Camp Nou, the Cantabrian coach will not be able to count on Clement Lenglet, after being sent off for double reprimand in the match of the last day against Betis (2-3) in Benito Villamarín.This absence leaves him with a bleak picture, having only two power stations available in the first team: Gerard Piqué and Samuel Umtiti. And we say available to say something because if they had to play a game this Wednesday they would arrive in certain very precarious conditions. To start, the Catalan central, which was low last day by penalty, is recovering from an overload in the abductor of the right leg, which forced him to be replaced last Thursday during the Cup quarterfinal match against Athletic ( 1-0) in San Mamés. In fact, this Monday the rest of his teammates were exercised separately, although they assure us that it is planned that Thursday complete the session with the group and that Saturday is already fully recovered.last_img read more

Rybakina challenges Halep for the title in the Dubai final

first_imgKazakh Elena Rybakina will problem Romanian Simona Halep, two of the world, on Saturday for the title in the Dubai Premier class match. The Kazakh participant, born in Moscow, 19 of the world this week, and who has been champion in Hobart and finalist Shenzhen (China) and St. Petersburg (Russia), defeated Croatian Petra Martic on Friday, 7-6 (5) and 7-6 (2), regardless of going in the two sleeves beneath on the scoreboard and save set factors in each units, earlier than profitable every tiebreaker. In his fourth final of the season he’ll face world primary, Halep, who beat the American Jennifer Brady, executioner of the Spanish Garbiñe Muguruza, 6-2 and 6-0.The Constance participant, who needed to make an excellent comeback in the earlier spherical in opposition to Belarusian Aryna Sabalenka (3-6, 6-2 and 6-2), deployed this time an excellent tennis to take the victory in simply 63 minutes, profitable the final seven video games in a row.“I want I performed like right this moment,” mentioned Halep, champion of this match in 2015 on tomorrow’s final in which he opts for his first award this season, “It’s a powerful rival, and for me it’s a nice problem to struggle for one other title,” he added on the monitor.last_img read more

“If they force us to play, I am willing to lose every game out of respect for the dead”

first_imgHe denied that he has this point of view because, if the season were abandoned, his team could avoid relegation and threatened to withdraw the team from the competition. “If they force us to play, I am ready to withdraw the team and lose all the games a priori. I would do it as a form of respect for the citizens of Brescia and their loved ones who have passed away.”, said.“I do not care to descend, until this moment we deserved the descent and I also have my responsibilities. Beyond this, to finish Series A in June, impossible and dangerous rhythms await us. And to prolong the season it is necessary to change national and international rules, with contracts, payments, market, preseason, “he concluded. Massimo Cellino, president of Brescia, on Thursday considered it impossible to end the Serie A season, which has been suspended since March 9, and threatened to withdraw the team from the tournament if the Italian Football Federation (FIGC) orders to resume the tournament in the coming months. “Competitions cannot be resumed for many reasons. In particular there are two points: respect for health and the salvation of the soccer system. In addition to having lost this season, we would also ruin the following one, which will be fundamental,” Cellino said. in an interview published this Thursday by ‘La Gazzetta dello Sport’.“In Brescia (one of the main outbreaks of the coronavirus in Italy) we have the trucks that take the dead out of the city. We are at the focus of the epidemic”, added the president of Brescia, bottom of Serie A.last_img read more

Sané chooses Bayern

first_imgAlthough he leaned in favor of Bayern, Smoljan revealed that Sané has more offers on the table in addition to that of the Bavarians. “Other elite European clubs have also asked us about Leroy’s situation,” he says.The Essen winger came to play on February 28 with the City sub23 showing that he is close to finishing his recovery and getting ready for the next season or the final stretch of this, still full of unknowns after the forced stoppage because of of the coronavirus. Last season was key at City although he alternated ownership with exits from the bench. Even so, He played 47 games in which he scored 16 goals and gave 18 assists. Leroy Sané begins to clarify his future. After a crusader injury ended his season and thwarted his move to Bayern Munich last summer, the German winger has already made it virtually clear through his agent that he wants to wear the red for the Bavarian team.Your agent, Damir Smoljan, went through Sport Bild to talk about the possible transfer of the Manchester City winger to Germany. “Bayern’s interest is no secret. It is the only club in Germany where Leroy sees that he can take the next step in his career.. He believes he has everything there for his great goal, to win the Champions League “, he assured the intermediary in the German newspaper.last_img read more