Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Zachary Jewell, Central Arkansas – So. – Mena, Ark.Jewell won the 100m (10.64) and 200m (21.45) while also helping his team to a second-place finish in the 4x100m relay (41.8) at the UCA Spring Opener. 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. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore Zachary Jewell and McNeese senior John Lemke are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – John Lemke, McNeese – Sr. – Lake Charles, La.Lemke scored 20 points in Saturday’s Cowboy Relays, taking first place in the triple jump (48-05.25) and was second overall in the long jump (23-09.5) while finishing as the top collegiate competitor. The Cowboys finished first as a team out of 15. Honorable Mention: Kie’Ave Harry, Northwestern State; Cliff Resias, Southeastern Louisiana; Enrique Soto, McNeese. UCA next heads to Memphis, Tenn., this weekend for the Rhodes College Invitational while McNeese travels to UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Classics. Both competitions take place Friday and Saturday. Honorable Mention: Cedric Paul, Northwestern State; Eric Moore, Central Arkansas.
No. 5 Joey Pinney, Central Arkansas – Sr. – IF – North Little Rock, Ark. Top-seeded batter Andrew Fregia of Sam Houston State and No. 3 David Fry from Northwestern State lead the field with 11 home runs each this season. That mark ties them for first in the Southland. Houston Baptist’s Spencer Halloran and Shane Selman of McNeese have each registered nine in 2018. The home run derby will take place at Constellation Field on Tuesday beginning with the batter representing No. 8 seed New Orleans at 6:30 p.m. CT, proceeding through in descending order to the final participant from No. 1 seed Sam Houston State. No. 4 Spencer Halloran, Houston Baptist – Sr. – OF – Sheffield, Iowa SUGAR LAND, Texas – The eight-player field for the inaugural Southland Conference Home Run Derby has been finalized, with each participating tournament team represented in the event scheduled for Tuesday night. No. 1 Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State – Jr. – IF – Liberty, Texas The home run derby is open to the public and free to attend. No. 2 Trey Morgan, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – IF – St. Francisville, La. No. 3 J.P. Lagreco, Northwestern State – Jr. – OF – Pearl River, La. No. 7 Kyle Knauth, Nicholls – Sr. – C/1B – Mandeville, La. Each batter will have four minutes on the clock starting with the first pitch and is allowed one 45-second timeout. If scores are even after all eight student-athletes have made their initial plate appearances, the tied players will enter a two-minute bonus round to decide the winner. No. 6 Shane Selman, McNeese – Jr. OF – Lake Charles, La. 2018 Southland Home Run Derby Participants No. 8 Pearce Howard, New Orleans – Fr. – OF – Silver Spring, Md.
HEAVILY FAVORED PARADISE WOODS CRUISES TO 10 ½ LENGTH WIN IN GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES AS SHIRREFFS & SMITH TEAM FOR 1 1/8 MILE TALLY IN 1:51.95ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–Winless in seven starts dating back to November, 2017, classy Paradise Woods annihilated six other distaffers in taking Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita by 10 ½ lengths under Mike Smith. Owned by Steven Sarkowsky and Pam and Martin Wygod, Paradise Woods, in her third start for trainer John Shirreffs, got a mile and one eighth geared down in 1:51.95.Breaking from the far outside, she laid a close second to Just a Smidge around the Club House turn and with Smith conscious of maintaining a one lane buffer between the two, Paradise Woods was in hand while one length off the pacesetter with three furlongs to go and in the blink of an eye, enjoyed what appeared to be a five length advantage at the three sixteenths pole.“I wanted to engage her against Just a Smidge but when you engage horses they are taught to fight,” said Smith, who was aboard for the first time today. “They will get after each other, so the pace would have been quicker, I might be losing a little bit of ground, but I got her to do it relaxed. If I can get them to relax, I’d rather do that. Once I came into the far turn and engaged her, you saw what she did, she took off and she might have done that earlier.”Most recently a much improved third in the Grade I Beholder Mile, Paradise Woods, whose last win came in the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes here on Sept. 30, 2017, was off at 3-5 and paid $3.20, $2.20 and $2.10.Bred in Kentucky by Steven Sarkowsky, Paradise Woods, a 5-year-old mare by Union Rags out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Forest, registered her third graded stakes victory today, as her first came in her second career start, the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks, in April, 2017.With the winner’s share of $120,000, she now has earnings of $945,890 from an overall mark of 14-4-2-3.“When we first got her, she was very anxious,” said Shirreffs. “When she gets mad, she stays mad for a long time, so we spent a long time focused on ways to keep her from getting anxious…She has tremendous ability and we need repeatable performances and we need her to develop a style. As you saw today, she was sitting there relaxed, she was just off that filly (Just a Smidge), but she wasn’t pulling.“This is very gratifying because Marty Wygod really wanted to campaign her this year and there was a lot of criticism about not breeding her.”In a separate race for the minors, German-bred La Force ran on for second money, finishing 5 ¼ lengths in front of longshot Exuberance. Off at 5-2 with Drayden Van Dyke, La Force paid $2.80 and $2.60.The biggest price in the field at 55-1, Exuberance, who bested Just a Smidge by a half length, paid $6.40 to show with Norberto Arroyo, Jr. up.Fractions on the race were 23.37, 47.35, 1:11.59 and 1:38.30.
THE eerie silence in the Tottenham dressing room after their battering by Bayern Munich must have been deafening. It certainly should have been.Toby Alderweireld revealed Spurs stars hardly said a word in the aftermath of their 7-2 hammering at home by the Germans on Tuesday.4 Tottenham were thumped 7-2 by Bayern Munich on Tuesday nightCredit: Rex Features4 Pochettino’s Spurs flops have almost turned into ArsenalCredit: Alamy Live NewsThe defender said: “I’m not going to lie this is a big loss, we feel the pain.“Everyone in the dressing room was just quiet and I felt from everyone the pain so it’s not easy, but we have work to do.”No shouting. No calling out team-mates. Not even a rallying cry by the sound of it.Could you imagine legends Dave Mackay or Graham Roberts saying nothing had they been part of Tuesday’s fiasco?The Lilywhites back then, who were on a fraction of the pay but had a hundred times more heart and honesty than most of this current mob, would have ripped their team-mates to shreds — and not just with verbals.Even boss Mauricio Pochettino claimed he had no words for his players, adding: “It is difficult to talk now. I am going to fix nothing shouting.”The ground staff would probably still be searching the stadium trying to find bits of Serge Aurier after his shocking display in the worst ever home defeat by an English team in Europe.The erratic right-back was not the only player to under-perform in a Tottenham team which held their own against Bayern for the first 30 minutes.In fact, they only fell behind just before half-time when Robert Lewandowski put the visitors 2-1 up.But after the way Spurs performed in the second half — as they added to their growing list of lacklustre displays this season — perhaps we should not be surprised by Alderweireld’s admission of a lack of noise afterwards.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe silence sums up their situation — no response or responsibility on or off the pitch.Tottenham’s problems have been well documented and debated.But the way they fell apart at the end, shipping three goals in the final seven minutes, suggested too many have stopped playing for Pochettino and are happy to throw him under the bus.Poch has rightly been blamed for the part he has played in unsettling last season’s Champions League finalists, as has his chairman Daniel Levy.But the players have got off largely scot free.Their capitulation against Bayern, however, shows they have to shoulder much of the responsibility.Their manager, with his outlandish statements, may have laid down in front of the double decker but it does not mean his players have to drive it over him.Spurs’ stars seem happy for their gaffer to carry the can for their dreadful start to the season.Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Christian Eriksen are in the final year of their contracts — and are playing like it.Aurier and Danny Rose are performing like players who did not get the move away they expected in the summer.4 Spurs were extraordinarily poor in the Bayern Munich drubbingCredit: Rex FeaturesKeeper and captain Hugo Lloris is already on Miami Beach after admitting he would like to finish his career in the MLS.And who can blame them for having their minds elsewhere after their manager celebrated leading the club into the Champions League final for the first time by announcing he could quit if they lifted the trophy?The run to Madrid should have been the catalyst for a successful new era at Spurs.But Pochettino’s insistence it was the end of the old one blew a hole in the club which may never be repaired.Having spent decades trying to topple Arsenal as North London’s top dogs, they have now turned into them.A club with an expensive stadium to pay for, with players who want to leave and a manager too stubborn to accept when he is wrong.Tottenham are the Titanic and while everybody looks for a lifeboat, band leader Harry Kane continues to play on.But the England captain’s smile which he always played with has turned into a frown. Kane continues to score goals but he does not look happy about it.The only real jewel in the Tottenham crown is now seeing wannabe gems nowhere near his value leaving the club he has stayed loyal to.He must be concerned he could end up going down with this sinking ship, especially if Pochettino leaves.4MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAnd that could leave Kane becoming the modern-day Matt Le Tissier — a magnificent talent remembered only for his loyalty and not his medals.Alderweireld denied Tottenham’s wantaway stars are not committed to the club, despite Tuesday’s clear evidence to the contrary.But then he is in the final year of his contract. He said: “It is nothing to do with this. You know, nothing.“It’s a shame that nobody can see the work ethic everybody brings to this club. Everyone from down to up is hungry and wants to work hard.“We know the results are not the best. We’re not against the press and, of course, things will be critical.“That’s part of top sports, you know, the sport of football.”Christian Eriksen blasts rumours Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane
Tottenham Transfer news GossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothGossipJOSE’S SP-ARKSpurs ‘in secret transfer talks’ with Napoli over £45m-rated Arkadiusz MilikGossipALL O-VERVertonghen may QUIT Spurs for free next month as club refuse two-year dealGossipNO KANE DOSpurs reject Kane approach by Barca forcing them into £100m Martinez moveGossipDOUBLE BUBBLESpurs eye double Serie A transfer swoop for Alex Sandro and CastagneBROTHERS IN ARMSSpurs target Booth brothers – Taylor from Bayern, Zach at Real Salt LakeGossipSERGE SPLURGESpurs join Utd and Chelsea in race for Lazio’s £80m-rated Milinkovic-SavicPochettino is thought to have made contact with the midfielder in the summer, but was not able to convince the Barca man to leave the club he has been with for 14-years.Alena had his heart set on trying to break out as a first-team starter, but has so far failed in his attempts.Pochettino saw the 21-year-old as a direct replacement for Eriksen, but after the Dane failed to secure a move away from London, Spurs chiefs decided against an all out attempt to sign Alena.Mauricio Pochettino claims Christian Eriksen ‘always happy’ at Spurs despite 4 According to Mundo Deportivo Alena makes the list of candidates to replace Eriksen TOTTENHAM are eyeing a winter move for Barcelona midfielder Carles Alena, Spanish reports claim.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino was unable to shift wantaway playmaker Christian Eriksen this summer, as transfer interest from Real Madrid and Manchester United came to nothing.4 Spurs are eyeing a winter move for Barcelona midfielder Carles AlenaCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Mauricio Pochettino was unable to shift wantaway playmaker Christian Eriksen this summerCredit: ReutersThe Dane remains a feature in Tottenham’s squad, but with his contract expiring at the end of the season Pochettino is on the hunt for a replacement.And according to Mundo Deportivo 21-year-old Spaniard Alena makes the list of candidates.The midfielder has been given limited playing time under Barca boss Ernesto Valverde this term, making just one appearance, against Athletic Bilbao on the opening day of the season.His frustration has not gone unnoticed as Spurs are joined by Real Betis in the race to tempt the Spanish Under-21 star away from the Nou Camp.Despite 27 first-team appearances last season with two goals, the arrival of Frenkie de Jong from Ajax this summer led to Alena being subject to transfer interest.Betis failed with a loan offer at the start of the season, and like Spurs now wait to make a swoop in January.Both clubs are said to be monitoring Alena’s situation, with the lack of minutes encouraging them to make transfer offers.4
And last night the PFA called for a government enquiry into racism within football.Tottenham and Chelsea united to condemn the ‘sickening’ abuse and Spurs launched an investigation into the incident which came minutes after Son Heung-min was sent off for kicking out at Rudiger.Rudiger tweeted: “It is really sad to see racism again at a football match, but I think it’s very important to talk about it in public.“If not, it will be forgotten again in a couple of days as always. I don’t want to involve Tottenham as an entire club into this situation as I know that just a couple of idiots were the offenders.“I got a lot of supportive messages on social media from Spurs fans as well in the last hours — thank you a lot for this“I really hope that the offenders will be found and punished soon.“And in such a modern ground like the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium with dozens of TV and security cameras, it must be possible to find and subsequently punish them.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesEnglish football’s racism roll of shameSUNSPORT highlights some of the high-profile racist incidents which have shamed our game this season…SEPT 21: Hartlepool’s Gus Mafuta is among several players abused in their National League clash with Dover.DEC 7: Manchester City fan gets caught on camera at the Etihad allegedly making monkey gestures at Manchester United’s Brazilian midfielder Fred.DEC 7: A 13-year-old Burnley supporter is ejected from the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium for allegedly making a racist gesture at Spurs’ Son Heung-min.DEC 21: Millwall chiefs vow to identify a supporter who racially abused a Barnsley player at The Den.“If not, then there must have been witnesses in the stadium who saw and heard the incident.“It’s just such a shame that racism still exists in 2019. When will this nonsense stop?”Spurs defender Toby Alderweireld added: “It does not belong in football, I hope they find the individuals because we are all sick of it.”Chelsea captain Azpilicueta revealed after the final whistle that he wants those in charge to help eliminate racism in football as soon as possible.Azpilicueta said: “It is made very clear to us that if we have heard any racist incident to report it.“Toni came to me and he told me he was listening in the crowd to monkey noises and my job as a captain is to go straight to the referee and to report it.“We are very concerned and aware of the problems. We must work together towards the eradication of the problem.”5 Son was sent for kicking out at Rudiger during a challenge in Spurs’ loss to ChelseaCredit: AFP or licensors5 Spurs star Son was sent off after a VAR review which prompted a fan to abuse RudigerCredit: AFP or licensorsAfter the flashpoint, the PA announcer said on three occasions: “Racist behaviour among spectators is interfering with the game, please remember in football there is no place for racism.”It is understood that this was referencing the one incident in question.It is the first time Fifa’s racism protocol has been used in the Premier League.The North Londoners released a statement after the game, saying: “We are now conducting a thorough investigation which will include liaising with Chelsea and their players for their observations.”Any form of racism is completely unacceptable and will not be tolerated in our stadium.”We take any such allegations extremely seriously and shall take the strongest possible action against any individual found to be behaving in such a way, including stadium bans.”Rudiger incident timeline61mins 29secsSON HEUNG-MIN is shown a straight red card by referee Anthony Taylor — after VAR ruled he had kicked out at Antonio Rudiger.62mins 58secsCHELSEA defender Rudiger makes a monkey gesture to Cesar Azpilicueta — to warn his own skipper he has been racially abused.64mins 00secsAZPILICUETA lets the ball go out and alerts ref Taylor that his team-mate has suffered abuse —pointing towards the corner-flag area.64mins 30secsREFEREE Taylor runs over to speak to the fourth official — as well as managers Jose Mourinho and Frank Lampard — to explain the situation.65mins 17secsTHE controversy is not over as Chelsea keeper Kepa Arrizabalaga alerts the officials that missiles have been thrown from behind his goal.5 Rudiger and Chelsea team-mates were also targeted with objects thrown from the crowdCredit: AFP or licensorsThe Professional Footballers’ Association are determined to make a stand.It released a statement saying: “We believe the time has come for all governing bodies to unite collectively to end this abuse.“The PFA calls for a government enquiry into racism and the rise in hate crime within football.”Speaking on Sky Sports, pundit Gary Neville criticised those involved in the racist abuse, saying: “How long before the players take matters into their own hands?”If they walked off, could you blame them? No.”When it happens in other countries, we rightly scream for punishment, but we should scream equally as loud in this country. It’s not just about football.”Later he added: “We have a racism problem in England. The Premier League has to stand up. They hide behind the FA.”We just had a general election in this country with both leaders accused of fuelling racism in their parties.”If it’s accepted in the highest office in the country, it’s a far bigger problem (than one individual).”We maybe have to empower the players to walk off the pitch to stop the entertainment.”The PFA have to act, they have to protect players in this country, players are receiving abuse and that’s unacceptable.”Stop pointing the finger towards the Spanish and Bulgarian FA, and sort out your own house.”Latest Chelsea NewsLive 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 BridgeThe FA are expected to probe the North Londoners after missiles nearly hit Chelsea’s No 1 Kepa Arrizabalaga.Spurs boss Jose Mourinho said: “It saddens me. I hate racism in society, I hate racism in football.Blues boss Frank Lampard said: “Of course I am going to support Toni. It has to be dealt with.”Chelsea no closer to deals for Reece James and Tammy Abraham ANTONIO RUDIGER asked “When will this nonsense end?” after being targeted with monkey chants by a racist Spurs fan.A fiery London derby was halted in the 63rd minute when Rudiger said there was racist chanting before Blues skipper Cesar Azpilicueta told referee Anthony Taylor about the alleged incident.5 Antonio Rudiger claims he was racially abused by a Spurs fanCredit: Sky Sports5 Cesar Azpilicueta alerted the referee and an announcement was made over the TannoyCredit: Sky SportsBiiiiiiig Wiiin! 💙👊🏾👊🏽👊🏻 #NoToRacism #PleaseGetSomeBasicEducation #AlwaysBelieve #Hustle #cleansheet @ChelseaFC pic.twitter.com/jootvSITzZ— Antonio Rüdiger (@ToniRuediger) December 22, 2019
Both sides finished with 14 players in conditions that stifled running rugby as the Highlanders extended their winning run to seven matches, while the Bulls’ play-off hopes now look ever more remote.Fullback Matt Faddes scored the opening try for the visitors, who had to play the final 16 minutes a man down after a red card for wing Waisake Naholo for a reckless tackle with the game evenly poised at 10-10.The Bulls scored their try through fullback Warrick Gelant, but just as they threatened to seize the initiative, lock RG Snyman also saw red for a shoulder charge in a passage of play that appeared to have ended in a home try before the referee pulled the play back and it was disallowed.It would prove a pivitol moment in the game as the Highlanders grabbed the winning points four minutes later.The conditions meant the match was reduced to a tussle between the forwards and it was the Bulls who looked to have the ascendency when Naholo was sent-off.The wing led with his shoulder into the face of home centre Burger Odendaal and the television match official confirmed a red card.The Bulls took a grip on the game and camped near the Highlanders line, with prop Pierre Schoeman going over under the posts.However, Snyman quite clearly cleaned out at a ruck with his shoulder in the build-up and what looked a winning try was rightfully chalked off.He was made to pay further for his moment of madness when Fekitoa found a gap in the Bulls defensive line and skipped past three players to score.
They defeated Autonomous Region of Bougainville 24-15 in the grand final today at the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium in Port Moresby.Morobe advanced to the grand final after beating East New Britain 12-10 in a close encounter while AROB defeated home team CRU Boromas 24-22 to make the grand final.Another Momase Region team Madang took home the Plate after defeating Alotau 24-19.In the bowl play off, Kimbe Rebels won the Bowl beating Goroka Kilituas 19-12.The women finals saw Spartens take out the Cup defeating Harlequins 29-5, Southern Chiefs thrashed Barbarians 42-0 to win the Plate while Hohola Flies defeated Crusaders 20-0 to take home the Bowl.
The signing of the Brazilian midfielder could become official on January 19, when he reaches the age of majority, and to make it hollow the club yielded Manu Hernando to Racing de Santander, since he had all the chips occupied. “The proposal has to come first,” said Marcos Braz, vice president of Flamengo, to the digital edition of the O Globo newspaper in Rio de Janeiro when questioned about the “imminent transfer” of the player to the Spanish team, as the Brazilian press says. The Real Madrid Castilla coach, Raúl González, assured in a press conference after the match against Melilla (1-2) that he does not know “anything” about the possible arrival at the white club, with a card to play in the first branch, of Brazilian Reinier Jesus from Flamengo. “I can’t tell you anything because I don’t know anything, you’ll have to ask the club or other people. Nobody has told me anything about this case,” he said. sharply the Spanish coach who wanted to uncheck the rumors.
However, the collegiate of AS and the SER, Iturralde González, did see this action as punishable. “That’s a penalty because Ramos lifts his right leg and knocks down Correa foolishly,” He explained in The Carousel. In the 22nd minute of the meeting, there was the first controversial play of the final of the Spanish Super Cup between Real Madrid and Atlético. It was starred by Sergio Ramos and Ángel Correa. By the 22nd minute, the Argentine striker tried to overcome the Madrid captain and he knocked him into the area. Sánchez Martínez said nothing. Nor did the VAR consider this action a penalty.