Men’s Athlete of the Week: Daniel Saina, McNeese – So. – Eldoret, KenyaIn a field of 99 runners, Saina crossed the finish line 12 seconds before the second-place individual could Saturday at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede. The sophomore from Eldoret, Kenya, completed the four-mile race with a time of 21:07.7 to lead the Cowboys to a second-place showing amongst 14 teams. Saina has now finished as the top runner for the Cowboys in three consecutive meets. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Allyson Girard, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Gilbert, TexasPacing the Islanders with a 17:15.2 time in the 5K race at McNeese’s Cowboy Stampede, Girard won the race by 55 seconds. The individual win helped lead Texas A&M-Corpus Christi to the team title against six Southland teams and 14 squads overall. McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi ran at the McNeese Cowboy Stampede in Lake Charles, La. on Saturday. The Cowboys’ men’s team took second place while the Islanders won the event at the Enos Derbonne Sports Complex, where the 2018 Southland Conference meet will take place on Oct. 26. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Daniel Saina and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Allyson Girard are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Honorable Mention: Oscar Leyva, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Thomas Cain, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Gladys Jerotich, McNeese; Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas.
2019 Southland Conference Tournament Schedule(All times Central) Thurs, March 14: Women’s First Round Women’s Games 1 and 2 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Men’s Second Round Men’s Games 3 and 4 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) FRISCO, Texas – Tickets for the 2019 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, which will be held March 13-17 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, are on sale now via Ticketmaster. The men’s tournament tips off Wednesday, March 13, with first-round games at 5 and 7:30 p.m. CT. Men’s second-round games are slated for Thursday, March 14, at 5 and 7:30 p.m., and the semifinal games will be played Friday, March 15, at 5 and 7:30 p.m. The men’s championship game is set for Saturday, March 16, at 8:30 p.m. and will be televised live on ESPN2. All other Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Tournament games will be featured on ESPN+. The winners of the conference men’s and women’s tournaments will earn the Southland Conference’s automatic bid into the 2019 NCAA tournaments. The NCAA Men’s Final Four is April 6 and 8 at U.S. Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, while the NCAA Women’s Final Four will be April 5 and 7 at Amalie Arena in Tampa. Fla. Fri, March 15: Women’s Second Round Women’s Games 3 and 4 — 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20. Tickets for all men’s and women’s tournament games are available now at all Ticketmaster outlets and Ticketmaster.com.“In fewer than 100 days we will tipoff a 12th consecutive Southland tournament in Katy.” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “We are thrilled to return and our dozen years in Katy is a testament to the solid partnership we have with the City of Katy and the Merrell Center.”Discounted tickets are available for groups of 20 or more. Group tickets to any session are $15 for general admission only. Fans interested in purchasing group tickets should call 972-422-9500, ext. 113. Wed, March 13: Men’s First Round Men’s Games 1 and 2 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Men’s Championship Game Men’s Game 7 — 8 p.m. (ESPN2) Sat, March 16: Women’s Semifinals Women’s Games 5 and 6 — 1 and 3:30 p.m. (ESPN+) Sun, March 17: Women’s Championship Game Women’s Game 7 — 1 p.m. (CBSSN) Women’s first-round games will be played Thursday, March 14, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Women’s second-round games are Friday, March 15, at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Semifinal games are scheduled for Saturday, March 16, at 1 and 3:30 p.m. The women’s championship game is Sunday, March 17, at 1 p.m. The championship contest will be televised on CBS Sports Network. All other Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament games will be broadcast on ESPN+. Men’s Semifinals Men’s Games 5 and 6 — 5 and 7:30 p.m. (ESPN+)
A PROVEN MARATHONER ON TURF, SADLER’S IMPROVING CAMPAIGN LOOMS DANGEROUS IN SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 TOKYO CITY CUP AT 1 ½ MILES ON MAIN TRACK VETERAN BEACH VIEW & SADLER’S RECENT ACQUISITION ACKER LEND DEPTH TO TOKYO LINEUPARCADIA, Calif. (April 11, 2019)–Most recently fourth in the Grade I Santa Anita Handicap this past Saturday, trainer John Sadler’s Campaign, a two-time winner in Kentucky at marathon distances on turf, looms dangerous as a late threat in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup at 1 ½ miles over Santa Anita’s main track. Run as the San Bernardino Handicap prior to 2005, the Tokyo City Cup has attracted a field of five older horses.While Campaign, a 4-year-old colt by Curlin, will be making his third start for Sadler, 6-year-old Beach View, a Grade III winner five starts back at 1 ½ miles on dirt, will be making his 13th start for Leonard Powell and looks like a logical choice in the Tokyo City, as he comes off a second place finish in the Grade II, 1 ½ miles turf San Luis Rey Stakes on March 29.While both Campaign and Beach View will both likely be trying to run from off the pace, Sadler’s most recent acquisition Acker, who was haltered for $62,500 out of 3 ½ length allowance win over a sloppy main track here on Jan. 31, figures to be on or just off the early lead on Sunday and could pose an elusive target as he stretches out three eighths of a mile.CAMPAIGNOwner: Woodford Racing, LLCTrainer: John SadlerSupplemented at a cost of $1,500, he appears on the improve for Sadler as he was beaten 5 ½ lengths by top handicap horses Gift Box and McKinzie going a mile and quarter in the Big ‘Cap last Saturday. A dedicated deep closer who had been based in Kentucky with Steve Asmussen, Campaign was transferred to Sadler following a disappointing 10th place finish in the Grade III Sycamore Stakes at Keeneland. In his Southern California debut, Campaign rallied from far of the pace to take a second condition allowance by a neck going 1 1/16 miles over a sloppy track on Feb. 3 and although he just ran one week ago, Rafael Bejarano, who had won four in a row on Acker, will stick with Campaign on Sunday.BEACH VIEWOwner: Levy RacingTrainer: Leonard PowellA 6-year-old full horse by Giant’s Causeway, he has recency and proven ability at the distance in his corner. Fourth, beaten 2 ½ lengths while pressing the pace 10 starts back in last year’s Tokyo City Cup, Beach View has proven ability coming from off the pace as well and it will be up to Flavien Prat, who replaces Bejarano, to play the race as it comes up on Sunday. While Campaign returns to action on seven days’ notice, Beach View will have had 15 days between starts and could well go favored as he seeks his second graded stakes win in what will be his 15th career start.ACKEROwner: Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer: John SadlerAlthough he’ll get tested for class, this 5-year-old Include gelding is razor sharp at the moment, having won four in a row for trainer Peter Miller when claimed out of a second condition allowance score for $62,500 on Jan. 31. With Victor Espinoza ticketed to ride for the first time, Sadler will hope to “have ’em surrounded,” as Acker should be sent by Espinoza, while Campaign will hope to have a lively pace to run down from far back.THE GRADE III TOKYO CITY CUP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 6 of 8 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTCampaign–Rafael Bejarano–120Acker–Victor Espinoza–120Full of Luck–Mario Gutierrez–120Arch Prince–Alonso Quinonez–120Beach View–Flavien Prat–122First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Football never ceases to amaze.It was bad enough for Tottenham fans to learn they’d be losing their beloved manager Mauricio Pochettino.2 Spurs fans will struggle to adjust in such a short space of timeBut before they’d even managed to process the shock news, imagine waking up to a new head coach in none other than Jose Mourinho.Jose Mourinho, Spurs manager.It doesn’t even sound right.Jose Mourinho, Chelsea legend… that’s better.No matter what he does for Tottenham, he will always be Chelsea’s man.The timing seems odd too.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe end of an international break – and ahead of a crunch tie with West Ham rather than after it – but there’s no time to accept or reflect.It’s time to move on.Tottenham fans were given all of a few hours to thank their man, heartfelt thanks poured out on social media.Pochettino’s legacy at Tottenham Hotspur is clear.Fighting back tears, the Argentine thanked his family in an emotional interview after he’d guided his team to a Champions League final.Even if the man himself is not immortalised at the new White Hart Lane, memories of Lucas Moura’s hat-trick and Pochettino’s tears at the final whistle will be.Mourinho’s first ten games at SpursNov 23 – West Ham (A)Nov 26 – Olympiakos (H)Nov 30 – Bournemouth (H)Dec 4 – Man Utd (A)Dec 7 – Burnley (H)Dec 11 – Bayern Munich (A)Dec 15 – Wolves (A)Dec 22 – Chelsea (H)Dec 26 – Brighton (H)Dec 28 – Norwich (A)It’s not all bad for the man affectionately known as Poch though.A Christmas to spend with his family and his stock sky high even though he leaves Spurs in the bottom half of the table.Particularly when you consider it wasn’t that long ago he suggested he’d taken Tottenham as far as they can go.I won’t be surprised if I see him at a top Champions league side sooner rather than later.As for Mourinho, where do you even begin?I bet Amazon are rubbing their hands together: ‘All or Nothing’ right now, they are getting it all, pure box office.Dates for your diary December 4 at Old Trafford and December 22, it’s Master vs apprentice as Chelsea come to the new White Hart Lane with the Special One in the dugout.2There’s no denying Mourinho’s a winner.What he’s won over the years is plain for all to see, but Spurs fans have been used to Mr. Charisma and have just three days to adjust.The fact is, the man in the away dugout at London Stadium for the must win game against fierce rivals West Ham is an icon for their equally bitter foes in West London and that’ll be a tough pill to swallow.I think it’s going to take a while to get used to that.I can’t help but wonder how Mourinho will cope with the financial restraints put on him.It was no secret Pochettino was growing frustrated at the lack of investment and ambition and Mourinho will surely be in the same boat?It was a smart move in one respect. When I learned of Pochettino’s departure, I wondered who might follow?But in Mourinho they have a manager who appears to have the respect of players for what he’s won and achieved.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 himThat will buy Spurs a little time before they have to make do with life without their big names.But football is fickle, it’s about winning, and no doubt we’ll see the inevitable ‘new manager bounce’ and with Mourinho’s hunger for football sky high, I wouldn’t be surprised if he gets this Spurs side back into the top four.It looks like a huge task right now, but Mourinho loves a challenge.Tottenham appoint Jose Mourinho as new manager less than 24 hours after sacking Mauricio Pochettino
LUKA JOVIC looks set to stay at Real Madrid this month despite speculation linking him with Chelsea and Tottenham.Jovic has struggled to find his best form at the Bernabeu since his £54million move from Eintracht Frankfurt last summer leading to Premier League clubs asking to see if he was available on loan this month.1 Luka Jovic left Eintracht Frankfurt last summer to join La Liga giants Real MadridCredit: Getty Images – GettyBut SunSport understands there is little chance of the 22-year-old moving on anywhere during the transfer window despite the interest from England.Tottenham have been searching for a new centre forward having lost Harry Kane through injury until April, leaving the club with no proven out and out player to lead their attack.A loan move for Jovic was seen as a viable option, although Spurs look like they will now make a permanenet addition to their attacking ranks with the £27m signing of PSV star Steven Bergwijn.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamChelsea also showed an interest after manager Frank Lampard made it clear to his board that he is desperate for them to sign a centre-forward this month.But Real have resisted any approaches for the Serbia international, and are convinced he will prove to be a success in Spain. Frank Lampard warns under-fire Kepa his Chelsea future is under threat amid Pope transfer links MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutAnd the player himself is understood to be keen to knuckle down and show boss Zinedine Zidane he can be prolific in LaLiga having made the move from Germany in the summer.That leaves Chelsea scratching around looking for a forward this week, with Edinson Cavani on their radar.But with the Uruguayan expected to leave PSG for Atletico Madrid, they have also looked at Krzysztof Piatek of AC Milan – a player who Spurs had got close to signing earlier in the window.
Photo: PHOTOSPORT New Zealand Under 20 captain Luke Jacobson The New Zealanders led 40 points to 7 at half time and scored 11 tries in total including a hat trick to Wellington hooker Asafo Aumua.New Zealand remain as the most successful team in U20 Championship history as they now have achieved six titles from their seven previous finals. The side’s only final loss was to South Africa in 2012. New Zealand coach Craig Philpott gave his assessment on his team’s dominant final performance of the Championship.”It’s pretty exciting to be honest, it’s not every day that you get to say that you’re World Champions. ”New Zealand have a proud history in this final as have England so we are really proud that we are going to be taking some silverware home.”England’s head coach Ian Vass said it was a tough final for his side.”From our point of view we’ve had a tough road here and I think that it told maybe. ”New Zealand’s physicality was a notch up from ours but not taking anything away from our guys who came back in the second-half and showed what a good team they are.”South Africa beat France 37-15 to finish third.
The winner of this game books the first spot in the grand final on September 27th.The loser will play the winner of the elimination final between the Ipswich Jets and Easts Tigers game.While the Hunters are the only team that has beaten the Blackhawks twice this season, coach Michael Marum has drilled into the team the message that this weekend will be a different game altogether. “We have been working hard on areas that we know we can do better and we are looking forward to Saturday’s game.“Every team in the Intrust Super Cup always want to beat the Hunters and carrying the hopes of PNG on their shoulders on a weekly basis are the types of pressure that we have become accustomed to, so Saturday’s game will be no different,” said Marum.The Hunters will fly into Port Moresby today before heading tomorrow to Cairns and then on to Townsville.This Saturday’s game kicks off at 5pm.The team (with two to be omitted):1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Oti Bland Tony,3. Noel Zeming, 4. Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera,6. Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8. Henry Noki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Adam Korave, 12. Kato Ottio, 13. Timothy Lomai. Interchange: 14. Brandy Peter, 15. Atte Bina, 16. Willie Minoga, 17. Warren Glare, 18. Nickson Borana, 19. Edward Goma.
Former Speaker of National Parliament Jeffery Nape has passed awayhttp://www.looppng.com/content/former-speaker-national-parliament-jeffery-nape-has-passed-awayFormer National Parliament Speaker Jeffery Nape passed away in Port Moresby this morning.Foreigner on sexual abuse charge of minor in Laehttp://www.looppng.com/content/foreigner-sexual-abuse-charge-minor-laeA foreigner and a local couple have been detained by police for sexually assaulting a minor in Lae last month. Decision on vote of no-confidence next weekhttp://www.looppng.com/content/decision-vote-no-confidence-next-weekThe three-man Supreme Court bench yesterday reserved its ruling on the Opposition’s application challenging the conduct of parliament to next Tuesday after it heard arguments from parties in court. Lae police commander Wagambie Jnr not shaken by criticismhttp://www.looppng.com/content/lae-police-commander-wagambie-jnr-not-shaken-criticismLae Metropolitan Commander Chief Superintendent Anthony Wagambie Junior said he will not be shaken by comments or criticisms by anyone. He only reports to the Police Commissioner. Digicel Cup to see tough matches in Round 13http://www.looppng.com/content/digicel-cup-see-tough-matches-round-13The Digicel Cup competition heads into round 13 this Sunday with games in the Highlands, Lae and Port Moresby.
José Ángel Carrillo is one of the players of CD Lugo who already knows Curro Torres as coach of a previous stage. The forward said at a press conference that “the sessions we have had with the coach have focused on getting used to what the coach wants us to do in the field, and now also focused on the match against Almeria this day.” In this regard, Carrillo said that “in the end when there is a change of coach the team always changes, the new coach demands and the player wants to give everything of himself.” As cardinal points of change in the Lugo, the striker pointed out that “the coach asks us to have the ball as long as possible, that we have the clear idea of what you want and that we put intensity to the game“. With your eyes on the Almeria, Cheek He pointed out that “this category is very complicated, any team can harm anyone”, but also warned that “They are a very competitive team, very tidy and never lose face to the game“, despite what he assumed that” we want to propose the type of party that interests us most. “Finally, he himself Carrillo had a memory for the previous coaching staff, pointing out that “I personally thank you for opening the doors of the Lugo, but those of us in this world know how things are, “he said.
In addition to the national coach, all his work team will be moved to Jeddah, consisting of Jesús Casas, Rafel Pol, Aitor Unzué and Joaquín Valdés. Also from the box, the sports director of the RFEF, José Francisco Molina, will analyze the performance of the hypothetical summoned for the Eurocup of the month of June.Since he was re-appointed as head of the bench in Spain, the Spaniard has gone from field to field to witness all his candidates live. For example, he was at Camp Nou in the zero draw between Real Madrid and Barcelona. A constant work to prepare the list for the friendly of next March that, surely, will be very similar to the one facing the great continental challenge: 2020 Euro Cup. Luis Enrique will not fail the national football event this week. As reported by the Spanish Federation through its web portal, the coach will travel to Saudi Arabia in the next few hours to witness the three duels of the Super Cup: the confrontation between Real Madrid and Valencia, the clash between Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona and the grand final between the two winners.