Barrios Earns Second Women’s Basketball Player of the Week Award

first_imgHonorable Mention: Kierra Jordan, Central Arkansas; Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Taylin Underwood, Southeastern Louisiana; Kayla Mundy, New Orleans. 2017 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls junior guard Cassidy Barrios earned her second Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week honor of the season, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by The Colonels (7-8, 2-2 SLC) travel to take on McNeese (6-9, 2-2 SLC) at 6:30 p.m. CT on Wednesday before hosting defending league champion Central Arkansas (11-4, 4-0 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Jr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios averaged 18.0 points, 15.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists for the Colonels last week, highlighted by a 24-point, 20-rebound effort in a 77-64 win at Houston Baptist. Barrios was instrumental in the Colonels’ rally against the Huskies, leading Nicholls to a 45-22 advantage in the second half to overcome an 11-point deficit. In Wednesday’s matchup with Stephen F. Austin, she nearly recorded a triple-double with 12 points, 10 rebounds, and nine assists with no turnovers. The 20-rebound outing against HBU is the Southland’s single-game high this season and led to her fourth double-double in as many league games (eighth overall). For the week, she shot 12 of 13 from the line and added four steals and two blocks.center_img This marks Barrios’ second weekly award in 2017-18, having garnered the distinction previously on Nov. 13. Nicholls now has three weekly honors as a team, including Tykeria Williamson on Dec. 4. 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

Abilene Christian Claims Both Tennis Player of the Week Awards

first_imgAlongside brother Jonathan, Josh Sheehy helped edge out the Cardinals’ and Islanders’ top-line doubles pairs. Sheehy is now 6-0 across singles and doubles play against Southland Conference opponents. Honorable Mention: Francois Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Memishishi and teammate Sarh Adams surrendered just three points across the duo’s doubles triumphs, topping Lamar’s No. 1 duo 6-1 and earning a 6-2 victory over their Islander counterparts. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian – Senior – Arlington, TexasNow tied for the team lead with 15 wins, including 14 at the No. 1 position, Sheehy didn’t drop a single set in either of his four matches last week. He defeated Lamar’s Axel Vila Antuna 6-4, 6-3 and took down Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s William Mottet 6-4, 7-5, marking Sheehy’s 60th career No. 1 singles victory. Honorable Mention: Carlotta Romito, McNeese; Rhea Verma, Northwestern State; Sahaja Yamalapalli, Sam Houston State. Continuing its homestand with two 11:44 a.m. CT matches, Abilene Christian (18-4, 4-0 SLC) can claim the regular-season conference title with a win over Incarnate Word on Friday and will turn around to host UTSA on Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Josh Sheehy and Nini Memishishi are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.center_img Needing two wins to wrap up the regular-season conference championship, the Wildcats (12-8, 8-0 SLC) will travel to Northwestern State, who’s also 8-0 in league play, for an 11 a.m. match on Friday before visiting third-place Central Arkansas at 11 a.m. Sunday. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Nini Memishishi, Abilene Christian – Sophomore – Tbilisi, GeorgiaAfter beating Lamar’s Jasmin Buchta in straight sets, Memishishi found herself in trouble after being blanked 6-0 in set one by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Carolina Bulatovic. Memishishi went on to win the final two sets to claim her third-straight singles win. Memishishi’s four total victories led the Wildcats to a 6-1 win over Lamar and a 5-2 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, both at home. Abilene Christian extended its team win streak to four matches and secured a berth to the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament. 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. Sheehy won all four of his top-line matches in a pair of 5-2 home wins over Lamar and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, helping the Wildcats clinch a spot in the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Tournament. This marks Sheehy’s fourth weekly honor of the season and the eighth weekly honor for the program this spring.last_img read more

Ladyjacks Named 2020 Southland Softball Favorites

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin is tabbed as the favorite to win the 2020 Softball title as the Southland Conference announced the preseason poll Thursday morning. The poll was voted on by head coaches and sports information directors from around the league. Voting for one’s own school is not permitted.The top-billed Ladyjacks led the vote with 217 points and 11 first-place votes after placing a trio of selections on the preseason all-conference teams. SFA will look to build upon the 2019 season where it finished fourth in regular-season standings and landed three picks on the all-conference roster. The Ladyjacks are led by reigning Southland Freshman of the Year Kassidy Wilbur, who closed out her freshman season with 256 strikeouts, five shutouts and a 20-16 record.Reigning regular-season and Southland Tournament champion Sam Houston State comes in next with 10 first-place votes and 210 points. The Bearkats also landed three picks on the preseason all-conference list, including seniors Tiffany Thompson and Megan McDonald on the first team and Brook Malia on the second team. SHSU is coming off a memorable season after an undefeated run through the conference tournament and a 2-1 win over Texas in the opening round of the NCAA Austin Regional Tournament.McNeese checks in at the third with 202 points and one first-place vote after concluding the 2019 season with a 3-2 record in the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC). The Cowgirls will be led by preseason first team all- conference pitcher Alexsandra Flores and a defense that led the league with 1,379 putouts last year.Nicholls occupies the fourth-place spot after receiving a pair of first-place votes and 186 points in the vote. After a 21-6 record in conference play last season, the Colonels will be looking to avenge a runner-up finish at the conference tournament. Nicholls also landed a pair of automatic infield selections on the preseason all-conference squad in senior Samantha Dares and junior Caitlin Garcia.Southeastern Louisiana (177), Northwestern State (152), Central Arkansas (122) and Lamar (110) fill the fifth through eighth positions.Abilene Christian received 61 points for the ninth spot, while Houston Baptist was voted 10th with 56 points in the poll. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi finished next with 52 points and UIW rounds out the ballot with 39 points.The 2020 season begins Thursday, Feb. 6, with Central Arkansas traveling to Baton Rouge to take on LSU in a 6 p.m. showdown. Nine more schools debut Friday, Feb. 7, while the remaining two schools open their seasons Saturday, Feb. 8.The 2020 Southland Conference Tournament will be hosted by Southeastern Louisiana at North Oak Park in Hammond, La. Tournament action is slated for an eight-team field May 5-8.Coaches and SIDs Poll (first place votes) 3. McNeese (1) 202 12. UIW 39 1. Stephen F. Austin (11) 217 7. Central Arkansas 122 9. Abilene Christian 61 2. Sam Houston State (10) 210 11. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 52 8. Lamar 110 10. Houston Baptist 56 5. Southeastern Louisiana 177 6. Northwestern State 152 4. Nicholls (2) 186last_img read more

Mourinho called Zouma ‘rubbish’ after calling him into office for blunt chat

first_imgKURT ZOUMA has revealed Jose Mourinho once told him he was “rubbish” after a disappointing Chelsea defeat.The Blues defender was given a dressing down after being beaten 3-1 under Mourinho.1 Kurt Zouma determined prove himself on the pitch after ticking-off from MourinhoCredit: ReutersAccording to reports he says the frank exchange in his old coach’s office made him determined to prove himself.Speaking to RMC Sport Zouma said: “I cannot remember which match we were playing, we were losing 3-1, away from home.”The following day, he catches up with me, he takes me to his office, and he asks me if I am okay.”I said yes, he asked me if I was sure. I said yes again, he replied: “Because you were rubbish this weekend.””It shocked me but it made me want to immediately respond (on the pitch).”Sharp-tongued Mourinho is the subject of a documentary by French TV channel RMC Sport.It features interviews with Zouma, Manchester United’s Anthony Martial and other Premier League stars.”It shocked me, but it made me want to immediately respond (on the pitch).”Chelsea defender Kurt Zouma speaking to RMC Sport Mourinho has come in for criticism from Martial and some of his other former players in recent months.The French international told RMC Sport how he disliked Mourinho criticising his performances in the press.But Zouma defended the managerial style of his old coach.Most read in footballLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferThe French international added: “I was able to have my chances, I played my matches.”I don’t know what other people think, we all have different opinions, but from my side, I don’t really agree (with the notion that Mourinho does not give young players a chance).”Mourinho’s Tottenham visit Stamford Bridge next Saturday in vital game in the race for a top-four spotHe replaced Mauricio Pochettino in November after Spurs’s bid for Champion’s League qualification appeared to be failing.last_img read more

SP spins in with K200,000 for Cricket PNG

first_imgThe cheque presentation was made today at the SP Brewkettle in Port Moresby. The sponsorship comes under SP’s Export Radler Brand.General Manager of CPNG, Greg Campbell thanked SP saying they (SP) have been a sponsor for CPNG many times in the past and was grateful they had renewed their sponsorship.“This is of course not a new partnership between SP and CPNG, and we look forward to building this relationship with promising prospects at present and the near future,” said Campbell.He added the money will not only be used for the high performance programs for the Hebou PNG Barramundis and the City Pharmacy Lewas, but also for carrying out education and awareness programs in schools and to get more youths involved in the sport.Managing Director of SP Brewery, Stan Joyce said that he had every confidence that the sponsorship will continue to raise the bar of cricket in PNG.“Cricket has grown from strength to strength over the years due to its administration. It’s successes on the field is attributed to its success in managing the code in a transparent and efficient manner,” said Joyce.last_img read more

Pacific MMI to cover Team PNG’s travel insurance

first_imgThe sponsorship will also cover the PNG Olympic committees’ insurance needs.Managing director of PMMI Wayne Dorgan officially announce the sponsorship today at the PMMI conference room in Port Moresby saying that PMMI is proud to support team PNG with their travel insurances to give them final accreditation to the Olympics“Basically PMMI is providing travel cover insurances and liability to support the side going away,” Dorgan said.PNG Olympic Committee chairman of fundraising Syd Yates thank PMMI for the support and urge that the PMMI has been a great partner over the years and hope that will continue with the relationship from time to time in other events.Team PNG’s Chef de Mission to Rio Emma Waiwai also thanked PMMI for the important aspect of team PNG’s engagement in international events for having their back covered.Rio bound PNG athletes including Ryaan Pini (swimming), Thadius Katua (Boxing), Raymond Ovinou (Judo) , Maxemillion Kassman and Samantha Kassman (Taekwondo), Morea Baru (weightlifting), Toea Wisil and Theo Piniau (athletics) now have full accreditation to travel and take part in the 2016 Rio Summer Olympicslast_img read more

New year, wishes intact –

first_imgThe plans of Paco López, El Cholo and the call to Valera2019 your team finished it at its best. With +12 on the descent, tranquility. Something grounded at home (5 wins, two losses; outside is something else, six losses) and in the boot of Roger, with 61% effectiveness in the auction. His doublets against Valencia and Celta are gasoline of good feelings. Sergio León, tonsillitis, and Miramón, knee, are low. The high is Coke, always pundonor. The eleven, gala. With Morales always there, the ball stopped by Bardhi and Roger. Back Aitor, goalkeeper who else stops, in a duel with Oblak. With their farewell, the rojiblancos will begin this 2020 in which the purposes remain the same. Aspire for everything, look straight ahead at Madrid and Barça, although the first one is five points away in LaLiga and the second one is seven, in this month of the Spanish Super Cup and Copa del Rey. The effort in this team is still not negotiated, whether in transition or not. It’s cholista law. A Cholo who has been writing the same wish for months. A 9. These days are key. The exit of a Lemar, which is not due to muscle injury, may be the key. Vitolo returns to the list. Savic and Koke not yet. Atleti closes the first round with party around the countryside, with Three Wise Men, chocolate and roscón and six goals in the last three games. A feast after so much hunger. 20 has been in the league. And he does it before the Levante de Paco López, who has not won. And that is one of his wishes in the letter to 2020. Only he was left. Filipe Luis. The last to leave Atlético of the first Cholo men, those who formed their eleven at La Rosaleda, on January 7 eight years ago. Those who gave so much, foundations of how much came later. Tiago, Gabi, Miranda, Godín, Juanfran … The last two left last summer, like Filipe, who turned off the light on that photo. Today, like the others, You will receive a tribute for both. Similar to Juanfran before Atleti-Osasuna. Only he was missing.center_img The novelty in the Atleti is Correa, maximum assistant, will very deservedly occupy the site of Lemar. The rest, what he has: Herrera and Thomas on the pivot, Saul on the left and João on top. The bands for Trippier and Lodi, two wasps, in a tribute to whom he ran so much left and today will look from the box. Obrigado, Philip. Forever one of noi.last_img read more

Wanda blurs the future of Icardi

first_imgThat Mauro Icardi has adapted from the first minute to the PSG is indisputable. The Argentine, after a turbulent last stage in the Inter de Milan, He headed to the French capital to prove that he is one of the best strikers in the world and so far he is proving it. He has 14 goals in 18 official matches with his new jersey, being headline even ahead of the Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, which seems to end up marching (his contract expired in June) due to the lack of opportunities he has this season with Tuchel. Flirt 1* Data updated as of January 8, 2020 The PSG, of course, wants Icardi to continue, but the problem is that the forward is in Paris as a loan, and although there is a purchase option set at 70 million euros, the player’s agent and wife, Wanda nara, does not finish clarifying if he wants to continue in the French club. And is that as he said in Eurosport, there is still “nothing safe”, so the possibility of returning to Inter in summer is in the air: “If he will leave the PSG at the end of the season? It will be his decision. There is nothing certain. We will see. It is obvious that traveling between Paris, Rome and Milan is easier said than done. Mauro does beautiful things in France and I am happy. We made many friends, so we’ll see. “ A message that will sow doubt among PSG fans who took for granted that the club would exercise the purchase option and that the player would be happy to do so. 18last_img read more

Oshoala closed its fantastic week in Madrid

first_imgBorn in 1994 in Ikorudu, she always wanted to play football, even though her parents didn’t support her love for this sport. Based on the fight, the Barca attacker was tanning in several clubs in his country, with which he came to play the World Cup in Canada. His life walked thereafter between a ball and a suitcase, beating goals on three continents. He tried his luck in the Premier (Liverpool and Arsenal) and in the Chinese Super League (Dalian Quanjian). And, last year, he headed for Barça, where he managed to overcome the blow of an injury in his early stages as Barca and take a decisive role.To think about it is to think about speed, power and, above all, goal. In this last record he has signed up to 25 goals in 30 games with Barça, also leaving its mark on the Champions League final with a somewhat historic, first of an African and a Spanish team in this round. From goal to goal, their pace has gone further, improving during this first round their records last year. In total, he accumulates fourteen goals in the First Iberdrola, where he chases Jenni Hermoso for the pichichi (16). The Madrid will not be able to relax. Oshoala has seven goals in three games and wants more … The Barça festival in Valdebebas had its own name: Asisat Oshoala. With Africa at their feet, the Catalan striker does not get tired of running and making goals in the First Iberdrola, signing before Tacon her first poker as Barça. There were four very special goals. The Nigerian closed with them a week in which she was awarded as Best African Player of the Year, an award she had already won in three other editions (2014, 2016 and 2017) and that makes her the Fourth footballer who reaches the figure of four African Golden Balls, after Etoo, Yaya Touré and his compatriot Nkwocha.last_img read more

Nadal: “My priority is not to recover number one”

first_imgReferring to the debut duel in Acapulco, the place he received in 2005 and 2013, Rafa accepted that after just a few weeks with out competing, the primary spherical is uncomfortable, however he is glad with the victory as a result of now he may have the chance to transfer on.“I strive to enhance every single day, each time I’m going out on the observe I strive to be the perfect, not significantly on this event, however the place I compete; generally I get higher, generally worse. I’ll strive to do my greatest tomorrow. “This Wednesday Rafa Nadal will face the 20-year-old Serbian Miomir Kecmanovic within the closing match of the central court docket, whom the Spanish described as a sophisticated rival.“He is a robust participant of nice proper and with numerous power; will probably be a tough recreation. The video games towards younger persons are difficult as a result of they’ve a particular power and he has it; I hope to play at a superb degree, “he concluded.To beat Kecmanovic within the spherical of 16, the Spaniard will play within the quarterfinals towards the perfect amongst Serbian Dusan Lajovic, eighth preclassified, and the Korean Soonwo Kwon. The Spanish Rafael Nadal, winner of 19 ‘Grand Slams’ tournaments, mentioned Tuesday that at this level in his profession Ranquin’s number one is not a priority, though if it reaches it it enjoys it.“My aim can’t be number one, if the chance presents itself to me as final 12 months, incredible, however I’m a time when my priority is to be aggressive so long as attainable and prolong my profession as a lot as attainable, “mentioned Manacor.Nadal beat his compatriot Pablo Andújar on Tuesday 6-Three and 6-2 of their debut on the Mexican Tennis Open, event 500 of the ATP, that of profitable the Spanish will return the number one of many world checklist.The primary favourite of the Mexican event acknowledged that at 33 he has a conservative calendar in accordance to the wants of your physique and your private life and your happiness.“I strive to play the place it makes me glad and I’ve higher choices to get pleasure from and play effectively,” I observe.last_img read more