FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Rabea Schoneborn and UIW junior Sarea Alexander are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State; Tiffani Mays, UIW; Clarissa Smith, Southeastern Louisiana. Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Rabea Schoneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Niederkassel, GermanySchoneborn set a school record while taking first in the 5,000m at the UTSA Invitational with a time of 16:53.32. She finished a full 30 seconds ahead of the field. Her mark set last week is a full minute faster than any other athlete in the Southland this season and ranks eighth in the country. The Islanders head to Houston for Rice’s Victor Lopez Classic on Friday while UIW will compete at Abilene Christian’s Wes Kittley Invitational on Friday and Saturday. Honorable Mention: Kayla Melgar, Abilene Christian; Kahoa Mikaele, New Orleans; Ashley Davis, Southeastern Louisiana. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sarea Alexander, UIW – Jr. – San Antonio, TexasWith her gold medal-winning leap of 20-05.0 in the long jump, Alexander set a stadium record at the UIW Spring Break Cardinal Classic. She leads the Southland and is ranked second in the nation in the event. Following that performance, the San Antonio native finished first in the triple jump (40-06.0), defeating the second-place finisher by nearly two meters. That triple jump mark leads the conference by 4.75 inches. 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.
HBU will now move on to the semifinal round and take on No. 1 seed Stephen F. Austin in the first semifinal Saturday at 12 p.m. on the Southland Digital Network. NATCHITOCHES, La. – No. 5 Houston Baptist knocked off No. 4 seed Abilene Christian in the quarterfinal round of the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament Friday afternoon at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Houston Baptist senior setter Madison O’Brien logged a double-double performance with 20 digs and 48 assists for the Huskies. Mikayla Vivens also made her presence known for HBU with 19 digs and a match-high 19 kills on the afternoon. Abilene Christian’s Jacey Smith recorded double-double figures with 12 kills and 11 digs. Set FourHouston Baptist refused to give up in a crucial fourth set that featured seven lead changes. Madison O’Brien sparked a 7-1 scoring run that created a cushion for the Huskies to go ahead of the Wildcats 21-13. Although Abilene Christian made one final push that brought the Wildcats within two points, 23-21, HBU was able to rattle off three consecutive points to clinch the fourth-set win at 25-21. Houston Baptist’s steady increase in their offensive output was ever-present as the Huskies totaled 16 kills from seven players in game four. Set ThreeHBU jumped ahead to an early 6-4 lead after a kill from Kelly Colwell. However, three consecutive attack errors by the Huskies allowed the Wildcats to regain their lead at 8-6. Lillian Drever provided back-to-back kills for Houston Baptist that locked the score up at 10-10. A kill by Ashtyn Richie placed HBU ahead 12-11 and the Huskies never looked back on the way to a 25-19 win. Set TwoDespite four kills from Houston Baptist’s Mikayla Vivens, the Huskies were unable to overcome the Wildcats in game two. ACU’s defense remained strong as ACU converted six blocks and 22 digs to top HBU 25-16 on the shoulders of Bosse’s 11 second-set assists. Set Five With a trip to the next round on the line, Abilene Christian began the final set with a 7-3 run. Despite a kill from Lauren Walker that placed the Wildcats up 12-9, Houston Baptist responded with six unanswered points to down ACU 15-12 and claim the match. Set OneAbilene Christian claimed the opening set 25-18 over Houston Baptist following 11 team kills and four blocks by the Wildcats. ACU limited the Huskies to a .049 attack percentage and never trailed after taking a 5-4 lead following a kill from Kendall Bosse. Box Score | Photo Gallery | 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament Homepage
FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Drake Murphy and Antonio Ruiz were crowned the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Lumberjacks’ duo competed at the Red Raider Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, over the weekend.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Galveston, TexasThe senior runner raced to an SFA school record time of 1:50.46 in the 800-meters. His performance in the event currently ranks 11th in the nation and first in the Southland Conference for the 2019 indoor season. He finished second overall in a field of 37 competitors.Honorable Mention: Alex Hanson, Central Arkansas; Tyler Smith, McNeese; Garett Cortez, UIW; Tremayne Flagler, Northwestern State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Antonio Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Tomball, TexasRuiz vaulted his way to first-place honors in the pole vault event after posting a career-best mark of 5.52m (18 feet and 1.25 inches) over the weekend. His performance at the Red Raider Invite leads Southland pole vaulters and stands fourth in the nation this indoor season.Honorable Mention: Ceaser Stephens, Northwestern State; Clayton Fritsch, Sam Houston State; Zachary Jewell, Central Arkansas.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.
DISTANCE SHOULD HELP LITTLE BIRD FLY AUTHENTIC DRILLS SIX FURLONGS FOR SA DERBY IRONY IN PLAY FOR PRAT IN SHOEMAKER MEMORIAL DAY IS ONE OF APPRECIATION WHERE THERE’S A (WAR OF) WILL, THERE’S A PRATRacing takes strange twists and turns on occasion, to wit: tomorrow, when America celebrates Memorial Day, Flavien Prat rides War of Will for trainer Mark Casse in the Grade I Shoemaker Mile.As fate has it, War of Will is the horse that was interfered with in the Kentucky Derby last May 4 when ridden by Tyler Gaffalione, resulting in the disqualification of Maximum Security from first, moving Prat and his mount, Country House, from second to first, awarding the 27-year-old Frenchman his first victory in the Run for the Roses.War of Will finished eighth in the Derby but was promoted to seventh.“Casse called me and asked if we’d be open to ride in the Shoemaker,” explained Prat’s agent of six years, Derek Lawson. “When the smoke cleared and we were available, I called back and said, ‘You got us.’”Meanwhile, this morning, both jockey and agent were still basking in the victory glow of Saturday’s Charles Whittingham Stakes, in which Prat guided favored United to a nose triumph in arguably one of the most exciting renewals of the race named for the late, great Hall of Fame trainer.“It was a race Charlie Whittingham would have appreciated,” Lawson said. “When you watch the head bob on the slow-motion replay, it looks like United got his head down just at the right time.“But Flavien actually thought he got beat. Then when he came back and saw the numbers flashing (on the tote board due to the inquiry) and saw his number (five) was first, he knew he won.”In the first five days of the recently revived meet at Santa Anita, Prat has 15 wins and 60 overall, 16 ahead of runner-up Abel Cedillo.The Whittingham was Prat’s third stakes win this meet, giving him 74 in his career at Santa Anita, fourth among active riders behind three Hall of Fame members, Kent Desormeaux, Victor Espinoza and Mike Smith.Amazingly, Bill Shoemaker, for whom tomorrow’s headliner is named, is the career leader in stakes wins at Santa Anita with 260. He is followed by Laffit Pincay Jr. (253), Chris McCarron (242), Gary Stevens (212), Eddie Delahoussaye (159) and Alex Solis (151), each retired and each enshrined in the Hall of Fame.The Shoemaker is the first Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In’ Challenge Race in the United States this year, which entitles the nominated winner automatic entry into the 2020 TVG Breeders’ Cup Mile at Keeneland on Nov. 7.The field for the Shoemaker Mile, race nine of 11 with a 12:30 p.m. first post time: Without Parole, Irad Ortiz, Jr., 4-1; True Valour, Jose Valdivia, Jr., 20-1; Next Shares, John Velazquez, 12-1; Voodoo Song, Mike Smith, 12-1; War of Will, Flavien Prat, 4-1; Blitzkrieg, Drayden Van Dyke, 20-1; Majestic Eagle, Jorge Velez, 20-1; Raging Bull, Joel Rosario, 7-2; March to the Arch, Victor Espinoza, 6-1; Neptune’s Storm, Umberto Rispoli, 15-1; and River Boyne, Abel Cedillo, 4-1.FORMER MARINE KNUST GRATEFUL ON MEMORIAL DAYMemorial Day holds far greater significance for Tom Knust than it does for most Americans.His credo has been family, country and racing, serving each with faith and fervor. He joined the Marines in 1967, served in the Vietnam War, had a bullet enter and exit his helmet and brain, and was one of only two survivors in his squad of nine men.He was paralyzed for eight months and now, at age 72, still walks with a pronounced limp.But his spirit remains that of an unimpaired sprinter as he performs his duties as a jockeys’ agent, currently representing top echelon journeyman Abel Cedillo and Evin Roman, the Eclipse Award-winning rider as outstanding apprentice of 2017.“On Memorial Day we honor the men and women who gave their lives fighting in wars for our freedom,” Knust said. “I feel very lucky I survived being shot in Vietnam and ultimately had a chance to have a family, see my kids grow up and enjoy my grandkids.“I think of those whose relatives died fighting to preserve our country and our freedom.I’m blessed that I was able to have a good life.”LITTLE BIRD WEDDED WITH HONEYMOON DISTANCERichard Baltas hopes additional distance will favor Little Bird in next Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Honeymoon Stakes for three-year-old fillies at a mile and an eighth on turf.On form and running style, the Irish-bred daughter of Free Eagle, owned by a partnership that includes Baltas, looks like she will appreciate the distance of the Honeymoon.She rallied from 13th and last to finish ninth, beaten only four lengths, in the restricted China Doll at one mile on March 7 behind California-bred Warren’s Showtime, a multiple stakes winner.“Yes, the extra distance should help her,” Baltas said of Little Bird. “She doesn’t have a lot of speed; she’s one of those Euros that wants to make one run.”Little Bird worked five furlongs on the training track yesterday in 1:05. FINISH LINES: Authentic, Bob Baffert’s early favorite for the Grade I Santa Anita Derby on June 6, worked six furlongs this morning with Drayden Van Dyke up in 1:12 flat and “galloped out strong,” according to XBTV’s Millie Ball. Shooters Shoot, also likely for the Derby on June 6, worked six furlongs Saturday in 1:13 for Peter Eurton, while the trainer’s Eclipse Award winner as champion two-year-old male of 2019 Storm the Court went four furlongs in 48.60. Eurton does not expect the bay son of Court Vision to race until Del Mar…Baffert worked a pair of three-year-old fillies in company this morning, unbeaten Gamine and Gingham, who was second two starts back in the Grade II Las Virgenes on Feb. 2, were both clocked a half mile in 48.80…RECOMMENDED VIEWING: Santa Anita’s Memorial Day pre-race handicapping seminar. Hosted by Tom Quigley, his guest will again be the inimitable Voice of Santa Anita, Frank Mirahmadi, who provides players with an unscripted stream of consciousness that is both entertaining and informative. “Game time” is from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Authentic (Baffert) 5-24-20Midcourt (Shirreffs) 5-24-20McKale (Baffert) 5-24-20Ce Ce (McCarthy) 5-24-20Storm the Court (inside) and Absolute Unit (Eurton) 5-23-20Thousand Words (Baffert) 5-23-20Higher Power (Outside) (Sadler) 5-22-20Toinette (Drysdale) 5-22-20Honor A. P. (Outside) and Mobou (Shirreffs) 5-22-20War of Will (Casse) 5-21-20March to the Arch (Casse) 5-21-20Raging Bull (Brown) 5-21-20
TOTTENHAM’S disappointing defeat to Newcastle on the weekend has reportedly crystallised Mauricio Pochettino’s worries over his attack.Harry Kane became the only senior member of the Spurs squad who naturally plays as a central striker when Fernando Llorente’s contract expired in the summer.1 The striker netted a crucial goal in last year’s Champions League semi-final beating of CityCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Spaniard is still without a club but was given the opportunity to return just weeks after leaving.However, that offer was snubbed due to the reduced terms proposed by the North London club.And Daily Mail state Pochettino’s fears that missing out on Llorente or a plan B replacement will cost Spurs big.Vincent Janssen ended his nightmare spell at the club in the summer while youngster Troy Parrott is yet to be trusted with a competitive outing. Of course, Llorente was far from proficient but Poch is now set to rely on shifting Lucas Moura, Son Heung-min or Dele Alli up top when required.Llorente netted eight goals for Tottenham last season yet the majority of those strikes came in domestic cup competitions.Latest Football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleNonetheless, he would have likely be thrown on as the team floundered in their opening Prem games of the new campaign.A Tanguy Ndombele wonder strike and Aston Villa nerves snatched Spurs an opening day win, which was followed by a fortunate draw at Man City and Sunday’s blank versus Newcastle.And the problem may not necessarily be their finishing but their supply – star striker Kane only mustering a single shot in each of Spurs’ last two games. Real Madrid to make last-gasp £60m transfer bid for Christian Eriksen with huge pressure now on Daniel Levy
Spurs will be without Ben Davies – who is being assessed after he sustained ligament damage during the win over West Ham.Erik Lamela is expected to return to training soon after struggling with a hamstring issue .Hugo Lloris and Michael Vorm are unavailable as they continue rehab.TEAM NEWS:🔹 @Ben_Davies33 (ankle) – continues assessment and commenced early stages of rehab.🔹 @ErikLamela (hamstring) – late stages of conditioning before returning to training.🔹 Hugo Lloris (elbow) and @Vorm_Official (calf) – continuing rehabilitation.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/M46zGfonvQ— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) November 29, 2019 JOSE MOURINHO will be hoping to make it three wins on the bounce when Spurs face Bournemouth on Saturday.The Special One guided his side to glory over West Ham in his opening game before they escaped an early scare to beat Olympiacos in the Champions League.2 Spurs look set to start with Harry Kane leading the lineDele Alli has come back to life since The Special One arrived in north London to replace Mauricio Pochettino.The England international is desperate to prove he is the real deal after Mourinho asked whether he was “working with Dele, or Dele’s brother”.And he looks likely to keep his spot in the starting XI after his promising spell of form in the last two games.Harry Kane, who has scored 13 goals and made one assist this season, is expected to lead the line.Mourinho looks likely to start with Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Davinson Sanchez and Serge Aurier in front of Paulo Gazzaniga.Harry Winks and Eric Dier would be in the heart of midfield with Son Heung-Min, Alli and Moura ahead of them.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 strut 2 Spurs will face Bournemouth after two wins on the bouncePremier League managers give their thoughts on Emery sacking
George Burgess was charged with a grade two striking charge and will miss two matches. Hymel Hunt was charged with a grade two reckless high tackle charge and will miss four matches.Braidon Burns was charged with a grade one shoulder charge and will miss one match.
The SP PNG Hunters have named their team for the round 13 clash against the Central Queensland Capras at Marley Brown Oval this Saturday at 7pm. Centre Thompson Teteh is not available for selection due to a badly corked thigh – his place is to be filled by Noel Zemming. Also not considered for selection is Sebastine Pandia, who has been stood down and heavily fined for a breach in the club’s code of conduct. David Loko returns for round 13 after serving out his time for a breach of the club’s code of conduct. Another welcome return to the side will be captain Israel Eliab, who has been out for the last two games due to measles. Coach Michael Marum will be expecting his team to tighten their defence against the Capras who are tough opposition on their home turf. Marum in an interview said that the team would be working on ball control and to avoid playing catch up football which has been the case in the last few games. The team (2 to be omitted) is: 1. Adex Wera 2. Garry Lo 3. Noel Zeming 4. Albert Patak 5. Edward Goma 6. Israel Eliab © 7. Roger Laka 8. Timothy Lomai 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune 11. George Benson 12. David Loko 13. Adam Korave Interchange 14. Dion Aiye 15. Willie Minoga 16. Lawrence Tu’u 17. Tiger Emery 18. Joe Bruno 19.Stanton Albert 20. Noel Joel
Photo: EFE The Spanish tennis player Garbiñe Muguruza lost this Saturday the option to conquer the Australian Open, after falling in the final 4-6, 6-2 and 6-2 against the American Sofia Kenin, and stayed with honey on the lips than it would have been his third tournament of the ‘Grand Slam’.At 26, the player born in Caracas walked close to breaking more barriers for Spanish women’s tennis, after being crowned on the clay of Roland Garros in 2016, before Serena Williams, and on the grass of Wimbledon in 2017, against his sister Venus Williams.On this occasion, it was another American who deprived Muguruza of glory. It was in a game that lasted 2 hours and 3 minutes on the track of a Rod Laver Arena that pulled the good streaks of both players, with the aim of seeing three sleeves if possible. The Spanish lost in the final 4-6, 6-2 and 6-2 against Sofia Kenin
“Hot” even for the defeat of last weekend at Nuevo Los Cármenes, Jonathan Calleri appeared on Wednesday in Sant Adrià to also address the controversy caused by the penalty against Granada, which Raúl de Tomás executed after the Uruguayan implored him to execute him.“Maybe at another time there would have been no one to kick the penalty, everyone would have hidden, “he analyzed positively, who explained that” we all wanted to help the team not to score a goal, but to contribute and to put the team ahead. “Calleri added: “I have talked to Raúl, everything is more than good. He was not angry, but he was not spoken and that happened. Then there are the cameras, but everything remains in the field, “he said. The forward assumed that his “first months were disastrous because I arrived on the third day, without preseason, I got injured twice when I hadn’t done it in four years … It was four disastrous months, “he reiterated. And he added: “With Abelardo I feel much more comfortable, I think it looks like I’m in a better shape. And if I can score goals, much better. “And of your current roleHe said: “I am aware that If I can help the team and win, even if I don’t check I will be happy. The goal is necessary for everyone, today maybe I am fulfilling another function, the one that is more focused is Raul. Obviously I would like to score more goals, but I am finding my form. “ Y he praised Abelardo Fernández: “I have a great love for himHe has always behaved very well with me (they agreed last year in Alavés) and I consider him a great coach. I think it will help us out of this situation, and we must help him. “From this Sunday’s meeting against Mallorcaassured that “It is a momentous match because it will mark us for the rest of the season. It is not a final because it does not decide anything, but that does not mean that we do not take it as a final. If we get that first victory at home, it will be very important for what remains. “ What the Uruguayan did not clarify is if he will continue throwing them RdT, if Marc Roca will, so far the official pitcher (sanctioned against Granada) or if he will do it himself: “That goes more for the confidence and timing of each player. The two games in which Marc scored I didn’t play them. During the week we practice. In other teams he did kick and put them in. “And he finished: “As long as Raul continues to score goals, welcome. The next penalties he will kick.”From his concrete partnership with De Tomás, Calleri acknowledged: “Raúl’s arrival has come to our hair. He is a great player who can give us a lot. I like to play with him, we combine very well and we can give great joy to the team and the club, “he said. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 5, 2020