Monthly Archive: May 2020

A-State’s Jordan Richard Voted November Bowler of the Month

first_imgHonorable Mention: Maria Bulanova, Vanderbilt; Jackie Evans, Monmouth; Kristin Quah, Vanderbilt; Stephanie Schwartz, Stephen F. Austin; Leah Glazer, Arkansas State. November 2017 Bowler of the Month – Jordan Richard, Arkansas State – Sr. – Tecumseh, Mich.Richard started November on a high note, helping pace the Red Wolves to a third-place team finish at the Track Kat Klash in Houston, finishing behind national powerhouses Nebraska and reigning national champion McKendree. She finished third in the individual standings for the event with a 216.6 overall average with a total pinfall of 1,083 while earning the 14th all-tournament distinction of her career. The Red Wolves competed in Sam Houston State’s Track Kat Klash and Wisconsin-Whitewater’s Warhawk Classic in the month of November, earning a third-place team finish and top team finish, respectively. The senior standout added another all-tournament honor to her name at the Warhawk Classic to bring her total to 15 – one shy of the program record. At the event in Kenosha, Wisc., A-State finished first as a team ahead of Nebraska, 2017 Southland champion Vanderbilt and McKendree. Richard also finished third individually with a total pinfall of 1,144 and a 228.8 average through five games. A-State next hosts its Mid-Winter Invitational in Jonesboro from Jan. 12 to 14, 2018. FRISCO, Texas – Arkansas State senior Jordan Richard is the Southland Bowling League November Bowler of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly awards are presented by Southland Bowlers of the Month are voted upon by the league’s sports information directors. Voting for one’s own bowler is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Arkansas State Sweeps Stephen F. Austin for Southland Bowling Championship

first_imgTournament Homepage | Bracket | Day 3 Scores | Live Stream ReplayDALLAS, Texas – The top seeded Arkansas State Red Wolves earned a measure of revenge on Sunday morning in Dallas. Two days after a 2-0 loss to No. 4 Stephen F. Austin in the second round of the advancers bracket, the Red Wolves found their way back to the Ladyjacks from the elimination bracket, this time earning a 2-0 sweep in their favor to win the 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship. Championship Match Selections for the 2018 National Collegiate Women’s Bowling Championship will be announced on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 via web stream on All-Tournament TeamJordan Richard, Arkansas State (Most Valuable Bowler)Leah Glazer, Arkansas StateStephanie Schwartz, Stephen F. AustinDakota Faichnie, Stephen F. AustinKristin Quah, VanderbiltJackie Evans, Monmouth A-State earns this year’s automatic bid to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship at Tropicana Lanes in Clayton, Mo., from April 12-14. It is the program’s 11th-straight trip to the NCAA tournament.center_img The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee will select a field of 10 teams – six automatic qualifying teams and four at-large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top six being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining four teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final two teams that will compete in the championship. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinBoth teams got off to ugly starts in the traditional match, with a combined five open frames between the two teams in the opening frame alone. As the two sides settled in, Arkansas State narrowly pulled ahead 430-420 after five frames and pushed the deficit to 36 with two frames to go. Helped along by another handful of tough open frames on both sides to close out the 10th, the Red Wolves allowed the margin to close to as small as 16 but would hold off the Ladyjacks for a 962-944 win and a 1-0 match advantage. SFA dug itself in a hole to start the baker total pinfall series, falling in the first game 184-141 and was unable to make up ground despite a pair of 190-plus scores in the next two games. A-State held a 572-531 advantage with two games to go and by the time game five came, the Ladyjacks faced a 47-point deficit. Stephen F. Austin put up 194 to Arkansas State’s 170 in the final game, but it was not enough as the Red Wolves held fast for a 923-900 win to sweep the championship match.last_img read more


first_imgWITH ALL SIGHTS SET ON A POTENTIAL $20 MILLION MANDATORY PAYOUT POOL NEXT SATURDAY, SANTA ANITA WILL GUARANTEE $2 MILLION IN THURSDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOTPOPULAR 20 CENT WAGER HAS GENERATED AVERAGE CONSOLATION PAYOUTS OF $7,893.20 THROUGH 20 RACING DAYS DATING BACK TO DEC. 26ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2019)–Rainbow Six mania is about to overtake Santa Anita, as The Great Race Place steams toward a potential $20 million mandatory payout pool in the popular 20 cent Single Ticket Jackpot wager this coming Saturday, Feb. 2.With a crush of $450,982 in “new” money, Sunday’s total live money Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool reached $1,817,578.  And, with Santa Anita guaranteeing another $2 million Jackpot on both Thursday and Friday, it seems certain there will be a $2 million live money pool on Saturday, which track officials project could balloon to a total mandatory payout pool of more than $20 million.With six consolation winning tickets on Friday each worth $19,448.60, there were 36 consolation winners Saturday, each returning $5,226.  While there were once again no single ticket winners today, 75 consolation tickets with six winners each paid $3,199.90, resulting in an average daily consolation payout through 20 racing days of $7,893.20.First post time for an eight-race card on Thursday is at 12:30 p.m.  Approximate post time for Thursday’s third race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 1:30 p.m. PT.last_img read more

Arsenal’s North London derby specialist Pires joins training for Spurs clash

first_imgARSENAL legend Robert Pires joined in a training session with the current crop of stars ahead of the North London derby against Spurs.And the players would have been sensible to listen to what the French star had to say.5 Robert Pires, pictured here with Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, dropped into Arsenal training ahead of the North London derbyCredit: Getty5 Injured duo Hector Bellerin and Kieran Tierney were in good spirits as they step up their comebacksCredit: GettyThat’s because Pires has the impressive record of only featuring in ONE defeat out of 13 when playing for Arsenal against their great rivals.During his six-season spell from 2000, Pires played in 12 games, winning five, drawing six and losing the once.The Gunners’ club ambassador impressively scored eight goals in these games and bagged one assist.Pires also played against Spurs once in the FA Cup, winning that won and also scoring.PIRES’ BRILLIANT RECORDHaving the 45-year-old at the club’s training ground at London Colney will hopefully bring some positive energy to the squad for their crunch clash.And there was some positive sights during the session concerning some of the injured stars.Hector Bellerin and summer-signing from Celtic Kieran Tierney were in great spirits as they step up their comeback from injury.While the North London derby will prove too soon, boss Unai Emery could ease them back in for during the month.5PETIT NOT TOO IMPRESSEDBut one former Arsenal star has not been too impressed with what he has seen some far this season.And Emmanuel Petit has even slammed Gunners boss Unai Emery who he thinks still has much to prove in the Emirates hotseat.Speaking to The Mirror: “I’ve not been impressed with what I’ve seen from Unai Emery in Arsenal ’s opening games of this season.“I’ve watched every Arsenal match in ­2019-20, though they’re definitely better than last year. They’ve done a good job in the transfer market, but they have requirements in defence, which has been the case for years now.”We saw evidence of that against Liverpool where they were poor and short on confidence.Latest Arsenal NewsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’5“There was a lack of ­communication, bad ­movement, bad tactics ­sometimes and a shortage of cover for the defence.”So far with Emery, I have the feeling that he’s still looking for his team.“He’s still looking for his system and he’s still looking for his first XI.”5 Arsenal fans will be hoping their heroes are up for the battle when they take on fierce rivals SpursCredit: Gettylast_img read more

Eriksen shambles challenges Poch’s focus theory after Spurs’ CL draw

first_imgNOT many Tottenham players did themselves proud during their 2-2 Champions League draw at Olympiakos.But Christian Eriksen was particularly awful.5 Christian Eriksen had an absolute stinker for Tottenham at OlympiakosCredit: Getty – ContributorThe Dane was a shadow of his former self as his lax attitude on the edge Spurs’ box led to the 54th minute penalty that gave the Greeks their deserved equaliser.But that was just one of many blots on the wantaway star’s copybook in Athens.A Harry Kane penalty and a wonder strike from Lucas Moura gave Tottenham an undeserved 2-0 lead inside half an hour.But the hosts nicked one back before the break and deservedly drew level through Mathieu Valbuena’s spot kick just nine minutes into the second-half.While Jan Vertonghen gave away the pen, the blame falls squarely on the Dane’s shoulders.In uncharacteristic fashion on the edge of his own box he dawdled on the ball and – not for the only time in the match – allowed Olympiakos to nick it off him.Seconds later, Vertonghen had clumsily bundled Valbeuna over and the referee was pointing to the spot.Now Eriksen was far from the only sub-par performer for Spurs in their Group B opener but the showing from their talismanic playmaker will concern Mauricio Pochettino the most.Only weeks ago, the Argentine boldly proclaimed after the North London derby – another 2-2 away draw – that he could not wait until the European transfer window shut and everyone at the club could get back to focusing on Spurs and only Spurs.5 Lucas Moura put Tottenham 2-0 up with a great strike and was Spurs’ best player before he was subbed offCredit: Reuters5 The Brazilian’s efforts were not matched by many of his teammatesCredit: AFP or licensors”We need that togetherness.”The most important is to be all on the same page; that the players have a clear idea of how we need to move.”Clear minds – like Christian.”When the window shuts they are going to be only focused 100 per cent on Tottenham – not thinking different things that make management so difficult.”Well Mauricio, you might want to let Christian know the transfer window has in fact shut.After seeking the on trend “new challenge” earlier in the summer, it is impossible to imagine the 27-year-old was not disappointed when a move failed to materialise.Dream switch to Real Madrid or otherwise.And if Erisken’s Hellenic showing is anything to go by, the disappointment is clearly hard to shake.But that won’t wash with Poch.WEDNESDAY’S CHAMPIONS LEAGUE RESULTSGroup AClub Brugge 0 – 0 GalatasarayParis Saint Germain 3 – 0 Real MadridGroup BOlympiakos 2 – 2 TottenhamBayern Munich 3 – 0 Red Star BelgradeGroup CDinamo Zagreb 4 – 0 AtalantaShakhtar Donetsk 0 – 3 Man CityGroup DAtletico Madrid 2 – 2 JuventusBayer Leverkusen 1 – 2 Lokomotiv MoscowMOST READ IN FOOTBALL THROUGH 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 himSo while he is reminding his Danish star the European window shut on September 2, it may also be worth mentioning it opens again in January.That way he might get back to focusing on Tottenham and being the player they need him to be in the club’s biggest games.Surely the only way to get him the mega move he so clearly craves.5 Harry Kane put Tottenham ahead from the spot against the run of playCredit: Getty Images – Getty5 Kane did what he had to do during a flat performance from SpursCredit: Reuterslast_img read more

Gary Lineker hails Son Heung-Min after Spurs star scores ‘goal of the season’

first_imgThe former Spurs forward was far from alone in his praise of Son’s effort as fans across social media reacted in awe to the brilliant individual goal.One user named Mjdj replied to Lineker’s tweet by saying: “Goal of the decade. Better than anything Messi has scored.”Another simply wrote “Won’t be beaten!! unbelievable” while another said “I second you, it’s goal of the season so far.”Rapper AJ Tracey, who is a well-known Spurs fan, was clearly impressed with Son’s strike and also took the chance to praise the Spurs number seven.He tweeted: “Son is the f***ing man. Maybe one of the best Tottenham goals I’ve ever seen.”2 Son races away from the Burnley defenceCredit: Getty Images – GettySome were not so enamoured with the strike, however, with many choosing to highlight some suspect defending from Sean Dyche’s Burnley side during the build up.Lee’tle Jones wrote: “Hardly Gary. Does he actually go past anyone???” and Michael Cantwell added: “Wasn’t that bloody good. he only actually beat two men, the rest were just running around him.”Son’s effort came as Spurs made a flying start against Burnley which saw them lead 2-0 with only nine minutes on the clock.most read sportTHROUGH 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 CelticThe quick start provided the perfect response to the 2-1 defeat suffered at the hands of Manchester United last time out, which provided the first loss of Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham tenure.Son has himself admitted that it will take time for Spurs to get used to Mourinho’s management style after spending so long under the leadership of Mauricio Pochettino.Spurs have taken on a more direct approach under Mourinho, but Son is convinced the club will prosper with the former Manchester United and Chelsea man at the helm.Man Utd could use Jose Mourinho favourite Matic as bait to land Spurs ace Eriksen in January transfer window GARY LINEKER has hailed Son Heung-Min’s stunning solo strike against Burnley as the “goal of the season.”The South Korean star ran the length of the field before slotting a cool finish beyond Burnley stopper Nick Pope to put a rampant Spurs 3-0 up before half-time in their Premier League clash.2 What a strike Son: Spurs’ number seven celebrates his solo strikeCredit: Reuters The goal, which was Son’s 10th of the season, saw the 27-year-old skip past a number of challenges and leave a desperate Burnley defence in his wake.Such was the pace with which he broke, Son covered 80 yards in just 12 seconds as he made a case to close the betting on the goal of the season award.Lineker was quick to praise the goal as he took to twitter to declare he felt it deserved to be heralded as one of the finest solo strikes of all time.Wow. Son has just scored one of the greatest individual goals you’re ever likely to see. Goal of the season, me thinks.— Gary Lineker (@GaryLineker) December 7, 2019last_img read more

Ireland put record score on Boks

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT Ireland’s Bundee Aki celebrates with try scorer Rob Herring. Allister Coetzee’s side came to Dublin having recovered from a 57-0 thrashing to New Zealand in Albany in September by pushing the world champions to within a point a month later but it was back to the drawing board at the Aviva Stadium.”It’s a tough day, it’s not what any of us wanted. We’ve no excuses and we’re going to have to rectify this, us and the management,” South Africa captain Eben Etzebeth told a news conference.While they trailed by 14 points before Ireland pulled away with three tries in the last 10 minutes, South Africa were second best by some distance all evening and Coetzee said their scrum, breakdown work and discipline let them down.Asked if he felt he was under pressure, Coetzee said a coach is always under pressure after a test match defeat.”It’s difficult to explain. There are no positives from our side to be honest. It’s a disappointing defeat and as a group we take full responsibility for that, we’ve let ourselves down and our support back home,” the former Stormers coach said.”The Albany thing was tough but we came back and we’ve got three more games on tour so we just have to fight our way back from this one… I think our inconsistencies is something I’d like to see improve in a big way.”Coetzee, who described Ireland as the “All Blacks of Europe” ahead of the game, praised his opponents tactical performance and the clinical nature of their finishing.Ireland coach Joe Schmidt was quick to dismiss the idea that his side’s “incredibly satisfying” win marked the decline of South African rugby.”I think in the changing room the players wouldn’t say it (Springbok rugby) is going backwards,” Schmidt said.”I grew up watching Springbok teams be pretty dominant at their peak and I don’t think this Springbok team is that far away from some of that… We would be naive to think the next time we play the Springbok that there’s a 35-point margin between us because that’s just not the reality.”After watching newer members of the squad such as Bundee Aki, Jacob Stockdale and Andrew Conway do “a fantastic job”, Schmidt said he would mix the team up a little bit for next weekend’s visit of Fiji.”It augers well for us going forward but next week’s score at the moment is 0-0 and it will be until we kick off,” he said.last_img read more

Eight teams in NCD confirmed for Ipatas Cup leg

first_imgThey’re Brotherhood, Nanuatu Dusts, 6mile Tigers, Freeway Bumpers, Bang 36 North East, Waigani Iralai, Royals and 2 City Rabbitohs.Southern Leg chairman Simon Maima will confirm eight Central teams and announce this after strict screening and deliberation by the tournament committee members.Ipatas Cup chief executive officer Timothy Lepa stated that more than 24 teams had expressed interest to participate but only eight were selected after screening.Lepa says he expects a high quality of rugby league and professionalism from the NCD and Central teams since rugby league in the southern region is played with silky skills and flair.He will continue this weekend where he will visit the New Guinea Islands, West and East Sepik to confirm teams participation and eligibility for this year’s challenge.The top two teams from each of the four legs of challenges will qualify for the final playoffs.last_img read more

PNG Pepes to host invitational Tri-Series

first_imgThe three day tournament from 5-7 March and will involve Pepes invitational squad, Singapore National Team and 2015 Victoria State Championship team the Victorian Fury. The Tri-Series is an initiative of Netball PNG and WaterAid funded by the Australian Government and helps to celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD).Netball PNG president Julienne Leka-Maliaki said they recognise the importance of partnerships with regional countries and thanked WaterAid for being very supportive.“We are glad that these teams are visiting our shores and we’d like to encourage all girls, women and netballers to join us celebrate IWD this weekend,” she said.The competition rounds will be held at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex commencing at 3pm daily.Tickets will be sold at the gate for K15 adults and K5 for children below 12 years old.A school netball clinic by Netball PNG and Pepes will be also conducted on March 6 in conjunction with the Tri-Series.An IWD breakfast on March 7 will include the launch of WaterAid’s Sport for Development Program and the partnership with Netball PNG.Singapore will arrive in the country on Friday and the Australian team will fly in on Saturday.The first match will be played between Pepes and Singapore on Saturday, Victorian Fury will take on Singapore on Sunday and Pepes will play Fury on Monday.last_img read more

Messi saves Setién’s debut against Granada with ten

first_imgHe won the football of possession although he lacked the verticality slept in recent times and that Setién will have to work. Messi was the only one who had clear ideas, but Granada was comfortable in his advanced defense. Griezmann helped in that combination, while Ansu Fati failed to overwhelm. Barça wanted to press up and accelerate in the last meters, but the shot was missing.The Argentine also recovered his traditional association with Jordi Alba, but with the passing of the minutes the victory to the points was for the Andalusians. The break did not serve Barça to see the goal path, although the pressure would bear fruit. A robbery from Vidal to Gonalons was not taken advantage of by the Catalan team in clear superiority against the goal Rui Silva and shortly after the club arrived from Granada.Those of Diego Martínez had the clearest after one hour of the game, but then the second yellow came for Germán. The expulsion was used by Barça to tighten again, with Riqui Puig in the field. The quarryman, whom he hopes to see the Camp Nou more, stole and allowed the two heel walls of Griezmann and Vidal with a Messi savior. Arthur’s entry finished securing the ball and the triumph of Barça at the premiere of his project with Setién.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: FC BARCELONA, 1 – GRANADA CF, 0. (0-0, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS.FC BARCELONA: Ter Stegen; Sergi Roberto, Piqué, Umtiti, Jordi Alba; Busquets, Vidal (Arthur, min. 83), Rakitic (Riqui Puig, min. 71); Messi, Griezmann and Ansu Fati (Carles Pérez, min. 80).GRANADA CF: Rui Silva; Víctor Díaz, Duarte, Germán Sánchez, Foulquier; Eteki (José Antonio, min. 72), Gonalons, Vadillo (Doors, min. 66), Machís, Azeez (Herrera, min. 56) and Carlos Fernández.–GOAL: 1 – 0, min. 76, Messi.–REFEREE: Pizarro Gómez (C. Madrid). He admonished Machís (min. 12), Germán (min. 59) and Carlos Fernández (min. 72) in Granada. He expelled Germán (min. 69) for a second yellow.–STADIUM: Camp Nou A goal of the Argentine in 76 ‘unlocks the game for the Catalans Barcelona beat Granada (1-0) at the premiere of Quique Setién on his bench, starting the second round at LaLiga Santander with three points that allow him to remain in the lead alongside Real Madrid, a start demanded by good work rival until the Andalusians were left with one less in the 69 ‘.Leo Messi, the best whoever the coach is, made the only goal of the cold night at the Camp Nou, with a lot of wind too, in the 76th minute, after a robbery by Riqui Puig and the Argentine walls with Griezmann and Arturo Vidal . One of the few times he managed to break the rival defense a Barça at times electrical but at times also lax ideas or verticality in the opposite field, where he lived almost the entire game.Granada, which won the first leg of the league champion, was once again a solid block and did not give a centimeter. He also tied Messi short, despite the fact that the ’10’ managed to stand out in his careers and his search for holes, or anyone who tried to invent near the area. 82% was the possession of Barça in the first half, a fundamental weapon for Setién. The first touch, the advanced pressure, the Cantabrian coach wanted to mark his line to follow.However, with sensitive casualties such as Luis Suarez, De Jong, Arthur – just out of injury – or Dembélé, it was difficult for Barça to capture his dominance in clear arrivals. Of course, Granada had no offensive presence, until Eteki met the post. The best in one hour of the game was Granada until, with one less, he lost serenity behind. The recovery that blessed Riqui Puig was culminated by Messi and Barça ended up comfortable with one more.Two weeks without a league gave much in the Barca. They started with the draw against Espanyol, another puncture in the last minutes, continued with the loss with the same script against Atlético in the Super Cup and ended with the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde. The expectation for the debut of Setién let intuit changes but not a revolution. It cost Barça to get a result that, in a fight with a Madrid that does not fail, is forced in addition to style.last_img read more