Caserma, Hallas-Potts, Hall Win Soccer Weekly Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Kaitlyn Joy, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Elisabet Gunnthorsdottir, Nicholls. Goalkeeper of the Week: Kyleigh Hall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – So. – Mansfield, TexasPlaying all 200 minutes over the weekend, Hall pitched a 1-0 shutout on Friday against Texas State before going the distance in a 2-2 double-overtime draw to UTRGV. The sophomore from Mansfield made six saves against the Bobcats before adding two against UTRGV.  Offensive Player of the Week: Brittany Caserma, Northwestern State – Sr. – Murrieta, Calif.Caserma registered her second career hat trick in the Lady Demons’ lone game of the week. The senior from Murrieta, Calif., scored Northwestern State’s first two goals before she accomplished the three-goal feat in the 49th minute with a header to put her side up 4-1. All four of Caserma’s shots Sunday were on goal.   Honorable Mention: Nadine Maher, Southeastern Louisiana. Defensive Player of the Week: Tilly Hallas-Potts, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Sheffield, EnglandHallas-Potts helped limit a Southern Miss offense that went into Sunday’s contest scoring 18 goals in the previous three matches. She anchored a backline that gave up just one goal following a 1-1 overtime draw with UL Lafayette on Friday. In Sunday’s contest, the sophomore from Sheffield, England, cleared out six breakaway opportunities to prevent further damage and keep the Lady Lions in the game. Against the Ragin’ Cajuns, her ball-pressure and physical play kept her team from surrendering a second goal. The only score in the game came off an own goal deflection. 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. The Lady Demons (3-2-0) conclude their non-conference slate with home matches against Southern on Friday at 7 p.m. CT and Jackson State on Sunday at 1 p.m. The Lady Lions (2-2-1) wrap up non-league games with a contest at ULM on Friday at 4 p.m. while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (1-2-2) hosts Prairie View on Friday at 1 p.m. and competes to win the South Texas Showdown at UTRGV on Sunday at 7 p.m. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Brittany Caserma, Southeastern Louisiana’s Tilly Hallas-Potts 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. Honorable Mention: Francesa Curteis, Nicholls; Christina Arteaga, Abilene Christian.last_img read more


first_imgALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED LIEUTENANT DAN REGISTERS GUTTY 2 ¼ LENGTH WIN IN $200,000 ECHO EDDIE STAKES AS FRANCO & MIYADI TEAM FOR 6 ½ FURLONG WIN IN 1:17.46 ARCADIA, Calif. (April 6, 2019)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Lieutenant Dan, who was head and head for the lead into and around the far turn, emerged with a one length advantage a furlong out en route to a 2 ¼ length score under Geovanni Franco in Saturday’s $200,000 Echo Eddie Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Steve Miyadi, the 3-year-old gelding by Grazen got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:17.46.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Echo Eddie, for 3-year-olds, is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.“He’s still a work in progress,” said Miyadi, who sent him north to Golden Gate Fields for four length allowance win going 5 ½ furlongs on March 23.  “His last race at Golden Gate helped him, no question.  He’s still slow to change leads, not in the morning, but in the afternoon, we’ve got some work to do.  I was very happy to get Geo (Franco) back on him.  We go way back together to Golden Gate.”Off at 4-1 in a field of 10, Lieutenant Dan, who is out of Alexander’s Indian Charlie mare Excusabull, paid $10.40, $5.00 and $3.40.With two wins from five starts coming into today, the Echo Eddie is “Dan’s” first stakes win and with the winner’s check of $110,000, he now has earnings of $184,520.“He broke really well and the key was to get good position,” said Franco.  “There was a lot of speed and the eight-horse (Tap the Wire) was outside of me.  When it was time to go, my horse responded really well and we just took off.”Ridden by Tiago Pereira, Principe Carlo was forwardly placed throughout and prevailed by a half length over late running listing for the place.  Off at 9-2, Principe Carlo paid $4.80 and $3.20.Listing, with Joel Rosario up, was off at 3-1 and paid $3.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.82, 45.11 and 1:10.68.last_img read more

Crusaders hot for Southern derby

first_imgPhoto: Getty Images (Seta Tamanivalu bursts through the tackle of Lima Sopoaga to score a late try against the Highlanders in Dunedin on March 4, giving the Crusaders a 30-27 victory. With 33 minutes remaining the Crusaders had trailed by 21 points). Official records note the Crusaders beat the Brumbies in the competition’s opening weekend, but the reality is the magnificent charge that has led to them equalling the 2002 champion side’s effort of 13 straight victories began in that second round fixture in Dunedin on March 4.Time might heal some wounds but for those south of the Waitaki River, the memory of the Crusaders screaming back from a 21-point deficit to stun the Highlanders 30-27 at Forsyth Barr Stadium must sting.Now for the re-match, and potential backlash, when the Crusaders host the Highlanders in Christchurch next Saturday afternoon.”To be back home at AMI Stadium, in front of what looks like it could be a sell-out crowd, it couldn’t be better really,” Crusaders assistant coach Brad Mooar said. “We can’t wait to get into our week to prepare.”That’s not a great surprise. Because the Crusaders, having eased past the Rebels 41-19 in Melbourne last Saturday night, are getting ready to lift the dust covers off the heavy artillery for the Highlanders fixture.All Blacks Owen Franks, Joe Moody, Codie Taylor, and possibly Scott Barrett if he has recovered from knee and ankle wounds, can add their might to the tight five.It is also hoped Matt Todd will have recovered from concussion to play at openside flanker in place of Pete Samu, who injured his ankle against the Rebels.All Black Ryan Crotty, if he has overcome concussion issues, should pair-up with Jack Goodhue in the midfield.Which then leaves the question of what to do with Israel Dagg, who, in his first game back from knee surgery, had a quiet outing at AAMI Stadium.All Black Dagg, who started on the right wing against the Rebels, was unable to contribute to the razzle-dazzle provided by some of his team-mates, and it now remains to be seen whether he starts against the Highlanders.Yet Mooar said the Crusaders coaching staff were satisfied with what Dagg provided.”It went absolutely to plan,” Mooar said. “He was going to get no more than 60 minutes, so he got through that. Like a horse getting back to group one racing, it will certainly help top him off. Mentally and physically he will be a lot better for it next time.”It seems unlikely 61-test veteran Dagg, who is hoping to qualify for the 33-strong All Blacks squad to play the British and Irish Lions, will start at fullback against the Highlanders because given David Havili’s form, it wouldn’t make sense to drop a player in such terrific touch.Highlanders coach Tony Brown, who may call in All Black Lima Sopoaga to start at No 10, is unlikely to have to remind his men of the earlier loss to the Crusaders, which was shrouded in controversy.Tamanivalu scored with three minutes left as the Highlanders, reduced to 14 men because Malakai Fekitoa had been harshly yellow carded, were exposed in defence.Following that win the Crusaders unearthed their self-belief, and they are now on the cusp of winning the New Zealand conference.As the season has progressed the Crusaders have varied their attack, and the tactic of using lock and captain Sam Whitelock down the right-hand edge against the Rebels, he was especially prominent in the first half, was of immense value.”He looked great out there, like a three-quarter,” Mooar confirmed.  “He is enjoying getting the legs rolling, and getting into some space.”last_img read more

PNG misses out on gold play off in women’s volleyball

first_imgThe visitors played hard to save themselves, making a comeback winning the third set 21-25 boosted with great sets, hits and ball placement. It was a tough encounter in the early stages of the match with American Samoa winning the first set 25-14 but PNG bounced back to take out the second set 27-25. American Samoa maintained the lead in the fourth set to win 25-17. The home side was defeated by American Samoa 3-1 to settle for the bronze play off on Saturday. PNG will face New Caledonia in the bronze play off while American Samoa has scored a place in the gold play off.last_img

Fairytale finish for Samoan legend

first_imgWith the result of the tournament already decided, the two teams were playing for pride with Japan hoping to get their first win of the competition.But Samoa proved too strong again, to win by three wickets in the 43rd over.Japan’s batting continued their improved run to reach 8/135 at the end of their 50 overs.Former captain Shizuka Miyaji led the way, top scoring with 27, while Etsuko Kobayashi continued her good form with 25.For Samoa, player of the match Lagi Otila Telea (2/23) was the pick of the bowlers, picking up two wickets.Japan’s score could have been much higher if not for five runouts, most of which were easily avoidable.Samoa looked to get on top early with some aggressive batting, before a couple of wickets pegged them back.Lagi Otila Telea was also the star with the bat with a solid 49 while Matile Uliao hit a whirlwind 21.Appropriately, it was Samoan veteran Perelini Mulitalo who hit the winning runs after announcing that it would be her last game for Samoa after six years.Japan captain Mai Yanagida had a strong end to her tournament, taking three wickets.Cricket without Borders had another thrilling match with Papua New Guinea, only to lose by one run for the second time this week. Brenda Tau scored a fantastic 76 for PNG, captain Pauke Siaka took 5/38 and Alice Johnston made 45 for CWOB.Samoa’s win sees them finish second overall at the tournament after PNG wrapped up top spot on Tuesday with their second win over Samoa.Japan finished third while PNG will now go on to play in the 2017 ICC Women’s World Cup Global Qualifier.last_img read more

Mathews: Ohara would run

first_imgThe British rivals have been trading insults on Twitter and could settle their social media feud in the coming months, with Mathews happy to move up to super-lightweight to face Davies.With 11 knockouts in 14 wins, the unbeaten Davies has vowed to settle their differences with another explosive victory, but Mathews insists the 24-year-old will go into survival mode once they start trading punches.”I think once he felt the power of me, he would run away,” said the Liverpudlian. “He would feel how hard I hit and I think he wouldn’t come near me, if I’m honest.”He’s saying all this stuff on social media – it wouldn’t last so many rounds, blah, blah, blah. I’m here to fight, so if they want to get it on, they know what they’ve got to do. Speak to my manager.”Davies boosted his position in the rankings by collecting the WBC ‘silver’ title with a shutout points win over Andrea Scarpa in November.But the vastly experienced Mathews holds victories over the likes of former world champion Anthony Crolla and Tommy Coyle during his 51-fight career, and believes he is too much of a step-up in class for Davies.”He won the fight, there is no knocking that, he’s the WBC silver champion,” said Mathews, a former world title challenger.”He gets lot of respect from me for getting in the ring, but the way he’s been carrying on with social media, it’s bad.”He beat Scarpa and I don’t think he had a good night. I thought he was terrible. If he turns up like that against me, he will be in deep waters.”They are all having a go. I think he’s trying to raise his profile. The cast of TOWIE are having a tweet at me, having a go at me. If they want the fight, they know what they’ve got to do, it’s not hard.”last_img read more

Flamengo signs Michael to replace Reinier, near Madrid

first_imgContinue chanting os fãs do verdadeiro futebol brasileiro com sua humildade e criatividade 🤖💚P.S: Volta logo, beleza ???– Goiás Esporte Clube (@goiasoficial) January 10, 2020 Madrid will close the signing of Renier Jesus in the next few days. The white club will pay 30 million to Flamengo and sign the young Brazilian for six and a half seasons. Before the imminent departure of Reinier, the Brazilian club has already sought substitute. This is Michael, a player who comes from Goiás. The Flamengo, champion of the League of Brazil and the Copa Libertadores in 2019, hired forward Michael Michael as reinforcement for the current season, that at 23 and as Goiás club scorer, he was chosen as the biggest revelation last year of the main local tournament.Although the club in Rio de Janeiro refrained from confirming the hiring and clarified that it is still waiting for the conclusion of the negotiations, the Goiás admitted it in a message that it published this Friday in its account in Twitter and in which he said goodbye to Michael and thanked him for the services rendered. “Thank you Michael. Continue to captivate true Brazilian soccer fans with your humility and creativity. But come back quickly,” the Goiania city club announced in its official account by confirming the player’s exit. According to press releases, the most popular club in Brazil he offered the striker a contract for five seasons and paid 7.5 million euros for their federative rights, a record value in transactions between local clubs by a Brazilian player.The attacker was also targeted by the Corinthians, But the São Paulo club gave up negotiations last week because of high values ​​and left Flamengo free.Michael was one of the most outstanding players in the Brazilian League last year, with 9 goals in 35 games with the humble Goiás, a club that surprised to conclude in the tenth position of the classification on his return to the first division.Michael is the fourth Flamengo booster for the current season after the hiring of the strikers also Thiago, from the Nautical, and Pedro Rocha, from Spartak Moscow, as well as the defender Gustavo Henrique, who played in Santos.The Brazilian champion also negotiates the hiring of the young attacker Pedro, that the Fluminense sold to Italian Fiorentina last year.Flamengo has so far hired three new strikers and negotiates a quarter even though he still does not know if he can continue with Gabriel Barbosa, ‘Gabigol’, the scorer of the Brazilian Championship and the Copa Libertadores, who played until last December at the Rio club de Janeiro on loan from Inter Italian Milan.The Carioca group negotiates with the Italian the acquisition of the rights of Gabigol, but so far it has not reached any agreement.Shortly before saying goodbye to Michael, Goiás announced that he will replace him with Argentine forward Daniel ‘Keko’ Villalva, 27, formed at the base of the River Plate and that arrives in Brazil from the Mexican Veracruz.last_img read more

Rafa Benítez, the trick of Mohammed bin Salman

first_imgMike Ashley, owner of Newcastle United, is in full negotiation for the sale of the club to Saudi prince Mohammed bin Salman, principal figure of the royal family of the Arab country. Ashley has an offer of more than 400 million euros on the table but the deal is not yet closed.The club faces a difficult time and is that the fans are polarized among those who agree with the sale, understanding that investment in Newscastle will increase compared to those who consider that the entry of the Saudi royal family into the club is part of an operation of face washing through the sport of a country that generates controversy with respect to respect for human rights, a line of thought to which the International Aminist organization has joined publicly. If it occurs, the landing of Saudi property could bring back an old acquaintance. According to Daily Mirror, Rafa Benítez is the favorite to reoccupy the magpies bench. The Spanish, current coach of Dalian Yifang, is an idol among the fans of St James’ Park and already rang to return to England after the dismissal of Pellegrini in West Ham United. Thus, according to the British press, bin Salman will try to unite a hobby that has serious doubts about his entry into the club.last_img read more

Barça swirls with the nine-patch

first_imgApparently, Barça must decide on Thursday which striker will sign to cover the long-term loss of Ousmane Dembélé. Josep Maria Bartomeu, president of the club azulgrana, has heard the request of Quique Setién, which needs an incorporation at the top. But really, in Can Barça No one believes this operation. It is obvious that the Barca team has a numerical need, but the economic tightness has limited it to the point that, according to Sports world Y Sport, the three finalists with Lucas Pérez (Alavés), Loren (Betis) Y Angel (Getafe). Barça seems to be taking the risk to sign a forward who does not believe because his plan is another. The preference of the technical secretariat headed by Eric Abidal is to sign an important striker (Lautaro Martínez) next season. This patch was not planned and nobody sees clearly make an investment of ten or more million euros for three months Some reports of Lucas Pérez advise against his signing; Loren’s second season at Betis did not convince Setién; and Angel was dismissed informally for a week. The paradox can be consummated in the coming days. That Barça signed a soccer player in which he does not believe, and all for a scenario that he has sought after the marches of Carles Pérez to Rome Y Abel Ruiz to the Braga Sporting.At the same time, Barça finishes completing the medical report that it will send to the LaLiga medical commission and the FEF mutual fund to prove that the loss of Dembélé will reach six months. The doctor who operated on Dembélé, Lasse Lempeinen, guaranteed Ace That is the time that must be stopped: “This injury on the right side is larger and more demanding than the injury on the left side that I operated in 2017. My estimate is that the withdrawal time will be six months.” As soon as it has been approved, it will launch for the signing. From inside the club it is dropped that there is a cover, but the situation is really strange. Everyone has the feeling of doing something they are not convinced about. And in everyone’s memory, of course, there is the case Boateng.last_img read more

Zidane: “Hazard’s thing is a blow in the area of ​​his injury; it doesn’t look good …”

first_imgZinedine Zidane appeared before the media after falling in the Ciutat de Levante and leaving the lead. It was not the only bad news for the Real Madrid coach, who saw Hazard leave again injured in his ankle. Zidane was not optimistic …Sensations. “We have come a lot in the first and it is the only thing we missed. We started very well. The goal is the most important thing in football. They in the second half came once. Football is screwed because in two games we lose five points We have had good times in the season, but now we have lost five points. Next week we play everything. We have to get the good we have had so far and win again. We have to raise our heads. “Two pricks: “We lost 5 points in two games, that’s what it is. It has been difficult for us to score the goal. The first part was very good. We did good things and we missed the goal that would have come in handy. They came once and scored a goal. “Fucked, because I think we didn’t deserve this today, especially today. You have to lift your head, know what happened and think about the next two games that we played all. I’m a little upset because my players have given everything. It’s a bad time for us. We have a game on Wednesday and on the weekend also the League. “ Hazard. “Bad feelings. It is a blow in the area of ​​his injury and does not look good. We will see what will happen to him.”Classic. “We after these games know that we have to win. We will do everything possible to return to the League. But first we have a game on Wednesday. We know the importance of these two games.”What worries you most? “Nothing to me. This is football. We had very good moments this season and we must not lower our arms for these two games. We have to think that this can be done with courage and energy. This is football.”Madrid from more to less. “It is clear that today we went from more to less. It cost us a little in the second part. They came once and scored a goal. It is reality. Now we know that we can move forward with this. We need everyone’s energy to move this forward. “Now we’re all screwed up, annoyed. It’s a defeat we don’t like, but football as always in three days you have a game.”Time of the season: “We know that next week we play everything. You have to be prepared. Good times we have had now is bad you have to have your head up and get things moving forward.”last_img read more