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Howard Wins His Third Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor of the Season


first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Jordan Howard is the Southland Conference Player of the Week for the third time this season, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Howard is the first men’s basketball player this season to win the weekly award three times. He was the Player of the Week on Nov. 20, 2017, and Dec. 27, 2017. Howard had a career-high 43 points in Central Arkansas’ first-ever win over Stephen F. Austin. The Southland leading scorer was one point short of tying the Bears’ program record as the senior guard shot six-of-eight from behind the arc and was 15-of-20 at the free-throw line. In the first half alone, the Chandler, Ariz., product produced 28 points. Howard followed that performance with 29 points in a road win at Northwestern State where he shot 64.3 percent from the field and was a perfect 8-for-8 from the charity line. Honorable Mention: Shannon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Joe Kilgore, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Moses Greenwood, Southeastern Louisiana. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jordan Howard – Sr. – Guard – Chandler, Ariz. 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. The Bears (12-11, 6-4 SLC) scooped a home and an away win on the week, topping Stephen F. Austin (17-4, 6-2 SLC) 100-92 in Conway on Wednesday and defeating Northwestern State (3-17, 0-9 SLC) 95-78 on the road Saturday. For the week, Howard averaged 36 points per game, shot 60.4 percent overall and 64.3 percent from three-point range. UCA next sees game action this Saturday at Southeastern Louisiana (13-9, 7-2) at 5 p.m. CT. The game will stream on the Southland Digital Network.last_img read more


Postseason Play Continues for Four Southland Women’s Basketball Teams


first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Postseason play for the Southland Conference continues as Abilene Christian headlines four Southland member institutions with a bid at the NCAA Tournament.Abilene ChristianThe Wildcats are coming off their first-ever Southland Conference Tournament title where they topped Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sunday in a 69-68 thriller. ACU is making its inaugural appearance in the NCAA Tournament at the Division I level. The Abilene Christian program will enter the tournament as a No. 16 seed and will travel to Waco, Texas to take on No. 1 Baylor. Tipoff against the Bears is slated for 4:30 p.m. CT Saturday, March 23 inside Ferrell Center and will be televised regionally on ESPN2, plus streamed nationwide on ESPN3.NichollsNicholls (20-11, 14-4 SLC) accepted an invite into the Women’s Basketball Invitational (WBI) where they will square off with Southern Miss, Thursday at 6 p.m. The Colonels are coming off of their first 20-win season in program history and concluded Southland regular-season play on a seven-game win streak. Head coach Dobee Plaisance and her Colonels squad enter the WBI as one of 16 teams and will play their opening round contest in Hattiesburg, Miss. at Reed Green Coliseum. The game will be streamed on CUSA.tv.Stephen F. AustinStephen F. Austin earned an at-large bid into the Women’s National Invitation Tournament (WNIT) after compiling a 25-6 overall record and a 16-2 mark in Southland play. The Ladyjacks will hit the road to take on the Mavericks of UT-Arlington in the opening round of the 64-team tournament, marking the program’s sixth overall appearance in the WNIT. SFA is set for a 7 p.m. start time Thursday inside the Mavericks’ College Park Center in Arlington, Texas. Thursday’s contest will be streamed on ESPN+.LamarLamar will round out the four Southland schools continuing their postseason contention with an appearance in the WNIT tournament. The Cardinals (24-6, 17-1 SLC) earned an automatic bid after capturing a Southland Conference regular-season title. LU will host South Alabama inside Montagne Center on the Lamar campus beginning at 7 p.m. Friday and will stream on ESPN3. Robin Harmony and her Lamar program will make their fourth appearance in program history Friday night at the WNIT.last_img read more


Son Heung-min begs fans to resist watching him during military service


first_img3TOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min has begged fans not to watch his military service stint and follow government guidelines.The South Korean international will begin his four-week mandatory national service immediately, with the ex-Bayer Leverkusen forward not expected back in England until May.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Son Heung-min has asked fans not to watch him in military serviceCredit: ReutersSon, 27, headed back to his native country to partake in the service following his stint in isolation.He is considered a hero in South Korea having scored 27 goals in 87 appearances for his national side.A statement on his Facebook page revealed fans and reporters have been in contact asking if they could watch him in action.It read: “As large gatherings have been discouraged due to the COVID-19 virus and as we are working to comply with government policy, we will not be opening this event up to the public.”This decision is being made to ensure the safety of the fans and reporters and to prevent any dangerous situations from arising.”Thank you for your understanding. Heung Min Son looks forward to completing his military duty and doing his best at the training facility.”Under South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service unless you earn an exemption.Son earned his exemption after helping his country win gold at the Asian Games in 2018.3most 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’The forward will have to go in tear gas chambers and do live-fire drills during his mandatory military training.He will be also exposed to tear gas, learn how to rifle and be put through combat drills to ensure he is fighting fit.Son will also do chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear exercises as well as undergoing discipline education.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealJosé Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdownlast_img read more


PNG Loop’s Pacific Games medal tally


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2015 – A phenomenal year for sport


first_imgPerformances nationally and abroad from individual athletes, teams and from Team PNG have stamped PNG’s foot on the world stage sporting arena.Some highlights include;Rugby League:The SP PNG Hunters finished off the Intrust Super Cup competition in third place in only their second season in the second tier level of rugby league.Israel Eliab was named Five-Eighth of the Year and subsequently named in the 2015 Team of the Year.The next award went to the ever consistent Wartovo Puara who was announced as the recipient of the XXXX People’s Choice Award.Michael Marum was also recognised for an outstanding season so far being crowned Stage and Screen Coach of the YearPNG then won the rights to co-host the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with all of the Kumuls games to be played in Port Moresby.Netball:The PNG Pepes had an outstanding year winning silver at the Pacific Games after going down to giants Fiji in the final.They backed this up finishing second at the Mission Foods Nations Cup 2015 in Singapore. Cricket: It was the selection of young Lega Siaka in the Australian Prime Minister’s XI that made headlines.More good news came when Cricket PNG won the Best Overall Cricket Development Program at the East Asia Pacific Development Programme Awards.Swimming:In the pool, it was PNG’s super fish Ryan Pini who was awarded Male Athlete of the 2015 Pacific Games by the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC).Boxing:Boxer Thadius Katua won PNG’s first gold at the Commonwealth Youth Games (CYG) in Apia, Samoa beating Northern Ireland’s Bradley Tieman.Soccer: PNG made history winning the bid to host the 2016 Women’s Under 20 FIFA World Cup.Pacific Games:The highlight of the year by far is PNG hosting and winning the 15th Pacific Games.Team PNG topped the medal tally winning 88 gold, 69 silver and 60 bronze. A total of 217 medals altogether.last_img read more


Petra Kvitova attacked during attempted burglary


first_imgThe 26-year-old was left with cuts on her hand according to a Czech newspapeHer agent confirmed the incident, saying it definitely wasn’t a targetted robbery.”Petra Kvitova was attacked in her flat this morning, it was a random crime, nobody was going to attack or rob her as Petra Kvitova,” spokesman Karel Tejkal told AFP.”She was injured with a knife during the attempted burglary. Her life is not in danger, she is being treated by doctors.”Kvitova, the 2011 and 2014 Wimbledon champion, is recovering from a foot injury and had been hoping to play in the Australian Open in January. Tejkal told AP that the intruder, who has not been found, had gained access to Kvitova’s apartment by saying he was there to check a meter.last_img


Barça signs Yan Couto


first_imgThe Soccer Club Barcelona also ‘fishes’ in Brazilian football and is done with Yan Couto (Curitiba, June 3, 2002), right side of Coritibaas reported Balloon support. The 17-year-old pearl will arrive in Barcelona in June, at the time she reaches the age of majority. The operation would have closed at 5 million euros more variables and reinforces a position that neither Semedo nor Sergi Roberto have managed to endorse. The culé set is ahead of other teams, such as Bayer Leverkusen and Arsenal, which also intended to be done with one of the most promising players of the moment. In fact, in October of last year he was included in the list of the 60 best young people in the world by The guardian.The lateral side, measures 1.68m, arrives with the U-17 world champion vitola, tournament in which he was one of the most prominent of the verdeamarelha. Headline in all matches in which he was available, his performance had a mole in the form of expulsion in the second meeting of the first phase, which would miss the next two clashes. However, I would return in quarters to eleven and it would be decisive both in the semifinal against France (3-2), and in the final against Mexico, with two assists. Curiously, that last pass would be converted by Lázaro Vinicius in the final two to one, player who has declared his love for Real Madrid in a recent interview with ACE.last_img read more


Atlético – Leganés | Atlético go into a coma


first_imgIt was the last minutes of the game that was not breathable. With a very high tension, full of whistles, whistles and an insane Athletic and unable to beat a team that came as a LaLiga colista. This transition is resulting in a party-to-party drink. Everybody faces Atlético as if all the problems of the world were on their men and shoulders. Sometimes, in football, things like that happen. Things like that your right side holder is injured (Trippier, pubalgia) and your substitute too (Arias, three weeks KO), so you should look to the bottom of your bench and blow the dust to a 2016 signing, Vrsaljko, that put some precise centers, half goals, but that did not work, and went to Milan, Inter, and broke his knee, and returned to recover, just that, but that on a cold January morning there is again, listening from the grass the Thundertrucks of the Metropolitan to play again eleven months after the last time and twenty of the rojiblanca. For not having, in the broadcast of the TV they didn’t even have their picture.This is what this Atleti and its injuries have, this Atleti and its short templates, that one who does not count anything is suddenly headline on a morning full of obligations. Because Atleti dragged them all after Eibar, Leon. And the past knocking on the door. The Basque Aguirre, the first who managed to escape the Intertotos and the Grays in the years before Cholo. It has given a claw to a Leganés who yesterday never seemed a colist. Your plan, perfect: everything defends. He left with nine, a line of five and another in front of four, Braithwaite just on end, as a lone ranger. Del Leganés was the first corner of the game. Red and White gift after a lack of understanding between Felipe and Oblak. The first ten minutes would have all the ingredients of the horror movie that would come. Intense the Leganés, he had control, confidence, passes inside and opportunities. Kevin from the front, Braithwaite’s shot. But Oblak had returned to the red and white goal and his miracles are the only thing that is never in transit at the Atleti. And less bad. Ahead, his team was just crashing into the cucumber wall, unable to link two passes.The stand, while, was debating. If there were timid pitos, louder, much louder, the war cry of recent years was heard. Ole Ole ole. On the grass Atlético had its first chance, a center of Lodi that combed Awaziem and Correa, alone, sent over the crossbar. The man in black has never felt the suit so narrow. All I saw was a nonsense. Losses of Thomas, losses of Saul and all inaccuracies before a Leganés who came, came and sent at the whim of Roque Mesa. Everything could change when Morata and Correa escaped in a counter, the wall fallen, but the last brick of Vasco, Cuellar, cleared the volley while Lega returned to occupy all the meters. The break came with lame belt after an entry of Bustinza and Vitolo warming strong in the band. Desperately, Atlético launched over the final minutes. Aguirre did it with strikers, Carrillo added to Ruibal and Braithwaite. He disappeared. And that the second change of the Cholo had been Herrera, that everything got worse. Vitolo was already the best another day, the only one with intention, overflow and almost a Goya. Because he fell before Recio with a great performance that Mateu did not cheat. A Mateu who also saw no penalty in a fall of Felipe with Rosales. The Brazilian went crazy, the match. The unrest filled the end.Atletico throwing ridiculous corners, the highest decibels, Cuellar expelled for searching for another Goya, faking the aggression of a ball boy, and wasting time on the way to the locker room, which with the point the Lega ceased to be a colist. It took four minutes. Only one more would last the game, with Silva forced goalkeeper and the rojiblancos without taking advantage of it. A dantesque operetta to close another, what this team has become. From bad to worse. ChangesVitolo (45 ‘, Marcos Llorente), Aitor Ruibal (60 ‘, Eraso), Hector Herrera (61 ‘, Belt), Guido Carrillo (77 ‘, Kévin Rodrigues), Ivan Saponjic (87 ‘, Vrsaljko), Oscar Rodriguez (89 ‘, Braithwaite)center_img Cholo’s sacrifice was Llorente, its less bad player yesterday in the center, only a loss in 45 minutes. As soon as he stepped on Vitolo grass, João leaked a goal ball that broke between the Canary and Correa, getting in the way. The Portuguese was a vergel in a desert. But nobody takes advantage of their passes. He continued to dominate the Leganés against an Atlético like the M-30 on a rainy day, infinite traffic jam. Oblak sent a distant shot of Recio to corner while Cholo made tetris with his players. From 4-3-3 to 4-4-2 with Saul and Thomas in the double pivot or a 4-2-3-1 with Saul second forward. So dizzy at all, Braithwaite kept threatening every time he stepped on the area against an Atletico determined to launch lateral centers towards nowhere, lost in the search for himself. He will lack goal, yes, but above all leaders, the courage of men like Gabi or Godín. The players now go to the clash as if asking for forgiveness. Oh Koke How much is missing when it is not. CardsReferee: Antonio Miguel Mateu LahozVAR Referee: Alfonso Javier Álvarez IzquierdoChidozie Awaziem (10 ‘, Yellow) Erasmus (53 ‘, Yellow) Pichu (75 ‘, Yellow) Roque Mesa (88 ‘, Yellow) Hard (91 ‘, Yellow) Pichu (92 ‘, Red) Savic (95 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more


Wu Lei won’t have to play in China if the coronavirus persists


first_imgWhile the coronavirus continues to take lives in the Wuhan area, where it came from, the health alert is forcing to suspend virtually all competitions that should be held in the short and medium term in China. The Super League has been postponed, and Asian Champions League games that have such a country as headquarters are not played for now. And, in regards to Espanyol, What will happen to Wu Lei if he is cited in the next call of his selection? One of those affected will be with total probability Wu Lei, since he has participated and as a starter in the previous four qualifying matches, in which he scored three goals (in fact, he only remained unmarked against the Philippines) and gave one assist. Some meetings with which the attacker of Espanyol reaches a special event: Just this Friday marks a decade since he debuted in the Chinese national team on February 14, 2010. He did it in Hong Kong, in the East Asian championship.Since then, Wu Lei has played 67 matches with China, in which he has scored 18 goals and distributed five assists. The franchise player of the Asian giant has a great challenge to meet: qualify for the World Cup. The measure is not for the official moment, but it does have a chance to prosper. Even to be confirmed next week. About the calendar, China had to play at home the fifth day of the qualifying phase for the 2022 World Cup, against Maldives, specifically on March 26. The CFA (Chinese Football Federation) is in talks with the authorities of Thailand to be where the match is disputed, it is always clear that before you have not sent the alert for the coronavirus. The contacts are moving in a good direction although, according to the portal ‘Live Sport Asia’, the Thai Ministry of Health would have demanded that the Chinese federation send them blood samples from all players before they embark on their journey to meet Maldives.last_img read more


1×1 Barcelona: Griezmann still in can opener mode


first_imgRakitic: We still don’t understand Setien’s obsession to put a player who is light years away from his best level. Mediocre in all facets of the game, with the ball at his feet was a real agony. It was Setién’s first change, in the 55th minute. Two minutes later Barça’s goal came.From Jong: Bad game of the Dutch, always choosing the worst option. If you want to aspire to win the Champions League, you have to shake … and much.Arturo vidal: The best Messi partner in the field. And to say this of the Chilean is a recognition of his game and a stick to Setién, who does not know how to accompany his best player of valid and referential partners. His testiculin is positive for the ability to push the field but when the fuses blow, he gets into scrubs that do not touch. His attempt to header Mario Rui cost him expulsion.Messi: It is more alone than one. He made war on his own, although it didn’t always work out. The Argentine was overwhelmed, both by the defensive cobweb of Naples, and the poor effectiveness of his teammates. He could not shine at Maradona’s house, but he was the only one in the field who was able to silence San Paolo himself.Griezmann: It is beginning to gain fame of can opener. Not in vain has opened the scoring in a total of eight games. With these numbers he is justifying his signing. And that in the game continues to show a worrying irregularity, but at the level of numbers its performance is being incontestable.CHANGES:Arthur: The Brazilian gave meaning and criteria in the game.Ansu Fati: He could barely participate when entering the last minutes. Ter Stegen: He made the statue in the goal of Mertens, perhaps because of Piqué that prevented him from seeing the trajectory of the ball, but then he removed the spine with two interventions at the top of Insigne and Callejón. Decisive for Barcelona not to leave with the tie uphill.Semedo: Fundamental in assisting the goal of Griezmann, both for his deep clearance after a great pass from Sergio Busquets and later pass to the French striker. Fast and solvent in the right wing.Pique: The worst part is that the injured party ended in the right ankle in a fortuitous play after a bad jump. The central, before retiring from the field, was making a serious game, but because of him came the goal of Naples.Umtiti: The Frenchman continues to show clear symptoms of insecurity because of his slowness. At the start of the ball he gave reasonable solutions to the team.Junior: Fatal. Party to forget yours. Without ideas, without depth, without conviction and without forcefulness. If this is the level for the match at the Bernabéu, may God take us confessed.Sergio Busquets: It remains who best interprets Setién’s booklet. He lost more than one ball, but recovered dozens and also contributed play between the lines. Griezmann’s goal sprouted from his boots. The worst news is that he will not be back at the Camp Nou having seen a yellow and completing the penalty cycle.last_img read more