FRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Kaylee Lopez and Northwestern State’s Mikayla Brown are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouthBank.com.Lopez capped a perfect week for the Cowgirls (28-28, 19-8 SLC) who concluded their regular-season schedule with a three-game series sweep over Lamar. The freshman outfielder went 6-for-11 from the plate, brought in five RBI and stole two bases over the three-game stretch. Lopez also tabbed a .545 batting average and a .583 on-base percentage.Brown completed the final regular season of her career last week for Northwestern State (28-25, 15-12 SLC), locking up a 2-0 record with wins over Prairie View A&M Tuesday and Central Arkansas on Sunday. The senior tossed a pair of complete-game shutout victories while ringing up 10 batters over 14 innings.Both winners will now look ahead to the 2019 Southland Conference Tournament, beginning Tuesday morning at 11 a.m. CT on Lady Demon Diamond in Natchitoches, La.Softball Hitter of the Week – Kaylee Lopez, McNeese – OF – Fr. – Indian Bayou, La.Lopez came up big in the regular-season finale against Lamar, most notably in Friday’s doubleheader where she hit 5-for-8 with five RBI’s and one double. She ended the series collecting at least one hit in each game for a .545 batting average.Honorable Mention: Ashley Goetz, Sam Houston State; Cayla Jones, Northwestern State; Caitlyn Brockway, Houston Baptist.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Mikayla Brown, Northwestern State – Sr. – Deville, La.Brown threw two shutouts last week, the second of which clinched the series win over Central Arkansas to secure the No. 6 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament for Northwestern State. She allowed just eight hits over the week. Sunday’s win moved Brown into sole possession of sixth place all-time on NSU’s career wins list (46).Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Alexsandra Flores, McNeese; Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State.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.
Sam Houston State looked to add to their lead in the home-half of the sixth, loading the bases on a Jackson Loftin walk, but Diego Davila fanned at a 2-2 pitch to bring an end to the inning. The winning runs came by virtue of a two-run shot that just cleared the left-field wall by Enrique Sanchez Jr., the first long-ball of the season and just the second of the senior Houston native’s career. David Worrell picked up his seventh save with two innings of hitless relief, striking out three Sam Houston batters along the way.The Bearkats await the loser of the final game on Wednesday between No. 4 Incarnate Word and No. 5 McNeese, while A&M-Corpus Christi advances to take on the winner. Following the Sanchez Jr. dinger, the Bearkats opted to bring in Dominic Robinson, who no-hit the Islanders with three strikeouts over the final 2.1 innings. Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the second-straight year, top seed Sam Houston State is headed to the loser’s bracket after No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi topped the Bearkats 2-1 on Wednesday evening at Constellation Field. The Bearkats were unable to take advantage of another scoring opportunity in the eighth, closing the inning with back-to-back strikeouts to strand runners at second and third.BSB: Bases loaded with one out, Worrell proceeds to strike out Bohnert & Loftin. @IslandersBSB keep 2-1 advantage over @BearkatsBSB as we head to 9th.Islanders need 3 more outs to take down #1 seed.?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp pic.twitter.com/QbmxHCuLoA— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019 The scoring nearly opened in the top of the second, when the Islanders put two runners in scoring position with a pair of one-out singles. On a Steven Rivera-Chijin grounder, Thomas Jeffries IV was tagged out at home on the throw from all-defensive pick Riley McKnight. Following a Chijin stolen base to put runners back at second and third, Wesneski induced his fifth grounder of the game to escape the jam. In the bottom of the fourth, lefty Gavin Johnson broke up A&M-Corpus Christi starter John Gaddis’ no-hitter with a difficult feat: a home run to right field against double-digit winds blowing directly in to home plate.BSB: BOOM! 2-run bomb by Sanchez, his first HR of the season. @IslandersBSB takes 2-1 lead over @bearkatsbsb, top 7th. ?? https://t.co/w5XpamAvtx ???? @espn apps #EatEmUpKats #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/jLOw5Dpunt— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 22, 2019
ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED S Y SKY ASSIGNED HIGH WEIGHT OF 126 LBS. & HEADS SATURDAY’S $100,000 CALIFORNIA DISTAFF AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 9, 2019)–Never worse than third in 15 starts, Nick Alexander’s brilliant homebred S Y Sky heads a field of six California-bred or sired fillies and mares three and up in Saturday’s $100,000 California Distaff Handicap, to be contested at 5 ½ furlongs over the Santa Anita turf.With a solid recent stakes win over the course to her credit, Reddam Racing’s Don’t Sell poses a serious threat, as does Alexander’s other Cal Distaff entrant, Just Grazed Me, who’s been idle since winning a five furlong turf allowance at Del Mar on Aug. 14.S Y SKYOwner: Nick AlexanderTrainer: Phil D’AmatoA solid three quarter length winner of the Grade III Monrovia Stakes three starts back on May 26, this 5-year-old Grazen mare, out of Sky Marni, by Sky Mesa, has been second as the 6-5 favorite in her last two starts, both turf sprints. Idle since second, beaten three quarters of a length going five furlongs on Aug. 25 at Del Mar, S Y Sky has been assigned high weight 126 pounds and will be trying 5 ½ furlongs on turf for the first time on Saturday. Although based at San Luis Rey Downs, her most recent workout was here at Santa Anita–a five furlong drill in 1:02.60 on Sunday.DON’T SELLOwner: Reddam Racing LLCTrainer: Doug O’NeillA 1 ¼ length winner of the 5 ½ furlong turf Unzip Me Stakes Sept. 28, this 3-year-old filly by Square Eddie, out of the In Excess mare Too Much Excess, has enjoyed a tremendous year for O’Neill, winning four out of her eight starts and running second twice while amassing 2019 earnings of $232,160. Although ridden to victory last time out by Evin Roman, she’ll be reunited with Paul Reddam’s go-to jock, Mario Gutierrez. With a career-best 88 Beyer Speed figure to her credit on Sept. 28, she’s unquestionably in top form and rates a big look on Saturday.JUST GRAZED MEOwner: Nick AlexanderTrainer: Phil D’AmatoA winner of two out of her last three starts, this 4-year-old daughter of Grazen, out of Fairway Road, by Cuvee, is also at the top of her game as she bids for her second career state-bred stakes win. Idle since victorious in a five furlong turf allowance Aug. 14, she has seven works on her post race tab, the last five on Santa Anita’s inner training track. Blessed with an abundance of natural speed, she’ll be making her third consecutive start on turf in the Cal Distaff.THE CALIFORNIA DISTAFF HANDICAP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9 Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PT S Y Sky–Drayden Van Dyke–126Silk From Heaven–Eswan Flores–114Gypsy Blu–Abel Cedillo–121Queen Be to You–Ruben Fuentes–121Don’t Sell–Mario Gutierrez–122Just Grazed Me–Geovanni Franco–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Ex-Tottenham boss Pochettino scores incredible hole-in-one playing foot golf while in Qatar for Fifa Club World Cup ATLETICO MADRID are reportedly considering Mauricio Pochettino as a potential replacement for Diego Simeone, should they part company with their manager in the summer.The Spanish side have underachieved this season and could look to make a change in the Wanda Metropolitano dugout – but would face competition from the Premier League.2 Atletico Madrid have emerged as a potential next destination for Mauricio PochettinoThe former Spurs manager, 47, is believed to favour a return to English football – with a number of clubs thought to be keen.Manchester United are expected to be at the front of the queue, but the Telegraph claim that Atletico could try and change the popular Argentine’s mind.Pochettino has long been admired at Old Trafford, twice before being considered for their vacant hotseat.Red Devils chiefs so far seem adamant that they will be sticking with Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, but that situation could change if the Norwegian is to fail at securing Champions League football for next season.Atletico Madrid’s director of football Andrea Berti is a big fan of Pochettino’s work, coming to admire him during his five years at Spurs in particular.Their current incumbent Simeone has been wildly successful at the club – steering them from plucky underdogs to La Liga winners – also scooping two Europa Leagues and twice reaching the Champions League final.But there is a sense among some that his time with Atleti could be about to unravel, with results this season not being up scratch.No longer can Madrid’s second club claim to not be able to compete financially, having forked out £113million on Joao Felix in the summer.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Red DevilsBut they currently sit SIXTH in La Liga, miles off the pace in the title race.The idea of being able to splash over £100m on a player must be appealing to Pochettino, given how tightly the pursestrings were held during his time in North London.As well as United, Manchester City have also been linked with a move for Pochettino, if Pep Guardiola was to step down.And Borussia Dortmund are also rumoured to hold an interest, but at the launch of LaLiga TV last month, Poch himself seemed to hint that his next job would be in England or Spain.He said: “Now I am watching a lot of football and spending time with my family.“I was lucky to start my career as a manager with Espanyol.Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.Mauricio Pochettino“Then I came to the Premier League, to England, learned English and a different culture.“I am a better person today, with more knowledge and I had a great experience in the Premier League.“Football was born here in England. But La Liga is amazing football, with amazing coaches.“Of course, as a coach, you try to be in the best place. And England and Spain are the two best leagues in the world.”2 Diego Simeone’s side have been under-par this seasonCredit: Getty Images – GettyMOST 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 himPochettino was sacked in November after a string of underwhelming performances from the Lilywhites.But given the remarkable improvement shown by Spurs during Poch’s tenure, his stock remains exceptionally high.He turned Spurs into top four regulars, oversaw the transitional period at Wembley Stadium and guided the team to last season’s Champions League final despite having been unable to strengthen his squad.
But after their ‘super sleuths scoured the evidence’ they discovered it was the England left-back, who is currently on loan at Newcastle.In a video to the NHS ‘heroes’, Rose, 29, said: “I just wanted to say a huge thank you for everything you’re doing.“For the hours you’re putting in and, more importantly, for putting yourself at risk to treat everybody.“I wanted to say, on behalf of all my colleagues, that you are the heroes.“You’re probably not getting as much recognition as you deserve so I just wanted to say: Thank you very much.most 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’CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page. 2DANNY ROSE was unveiled as the mystery donor who gave £19,000 to a hospital that treated him while at Tottenham.North Middlesex University Hospital was left stumped having received an anonymous donation to help them battle coronavirus.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates2 Danny Rose was the mystery donor of £19,000 to North Middlesex University HospitalCredit: GettyOur super sleuths have scoured the evidence and identified that @SpursOfficial’s amazing Danny Rose is our incredibly generous mystery donor.😍Here he is saying a *huge thankyou* to NorthMid and other NHS heroes.And wash your hands, stay indoors, and help the NHS stay safe. pic.twitter.com/wFCRIgQY3T— North Mid Hospital (@NorthMidNHS) April 3, 2020 “I’ve chosen your hospital because I’ve been there a couple of times through Tottenham, so it makes sense to go to you first.“You are the heroes and the work and the hours you are putting in are not going unnoticed.”It comes after Manchester United stars reportedly agreed to donate 30 per cent of their monthly salaries to the NHS.Tottenham star Son Heung-min set to complete four-week national service in South Korea during coronavirus season delay
Fighting in the 60kg bantamweight division, Katua cruised through to the final beating his Samoan opponent.This set up the gold medal playoff with Northern Ireland’s Bradley Tieman which Katua won easily.More good news for PNG came when the duo of Mathew Stubbings and Violet Apisah also won a bronze medal in the Mixed Doubles division.PNG Olympic Committee Secretary General, Auvita Rapilla congratulated Katua and the tennis duo for their achievements.“This young boxer is special, the future looks promising for him,” said Rapilla.“Well done, Thadius, Mathew and Violet. You have worked hard and fought well and now you have made history for your country and also for yourselves. “We are very proud of your achievement and look forward to seeing you and the rest of the team with your spoils of victory when you return home,” said Rapilla.
The 1,073,957 votes of Slovenian outperform Antetokounmpo and LeBronYou might be signing a marketing campaign of MVP numbers over the entire leagueFinal season he stayed at the gates of the match of the stars Picture: Reuters 10:14 – 1/3/2020 | 10:13 – 1/3/20 Slovenian Dallas Mavericks player Luka Doncic has been the most voted for the ‘All Star’ of the NBA 2020, which shall be performed on February 16 in Chicago, beating American LeBron James and Greek Giannis Antetokounmpo after the first count.The previous Actual Madrid player, who’s having an incredible season in the NBA, was the most chosen between the two conferences. Doncic achieved 1,073,957 votes, 599 greater than Antetokounmpo, the second most voted, and LeBron, third in the mixed record, reached 1,020,851.Doncic has a mean of 29 factors this season per sport and has turn out to be the third finest player in the NBA in this part. The Slovenian additionally occupies the similar place in rebounds (9.5) and assists (8.9), spectacular figures at 20 years.The escort of the ‘Mavs’ should wait till January 20 to know their closing place in the ‘All Star’ and shall be the 23 when it will likely be revealed whether it is a part of the beginning quintet. Followers can proceed voting till that day on the official NBA web site.
There are many that, scattered around the stadium filled with three parts, can be seen. Two here, another there, a group several rows above. They are still a minority, okay, but they just conquered something that was now forbidden. Freedom to choose where to sit. One more replica of the earthquake that has opened the country in the last three years, with Prince Mohamed Bin Salman. As few wear niqab, the black scarf that only allows you to see their eyes, almost all of them go with their faces exposed and that, a year ago, was also strange, it was almost forbidden. How to drive, like a women’s league. Replicas that we Westerners see mild, but you can not go from the middle to the 21st century in a year and for them, this yesterday, today and Sunday, is like the time that Neil Armstrong stepped on the moon. “A small step for man, but a great step for mankind.” “I hope it stays“one whispers. Follow it when this Super Cup goes out. That is the real battle. That we leave but that woman can continue to sit in King Abdullah wherever she wants with her son. The referee just whistled the rest of Valencia-Real Madrid. She climbs the stairs of King Abdullah from her son’s hand. I look at her. He wears a long navy green robe, bare hair, beautiful face. She looks at me. I’m in the press gallery in a row where we have sat four women and two men journalists. Then he smiles at me. A full, immense smile. Lasts two seconds, but screams very loudly. It’s the smile of a day for history. For the first time in Jeddah he could see mixed football between men and without separating in the stadium that poster that continues to separate in many places in the city. ‘Family only’.
In any case, Setién did not miss the opportunity to participate again as a player in the rounds, making it clear that it will be a custom for as long as he is on the Blaugrana bench. The absence of the subsidiary’s goalkeeper, Iñaki Peña, closes the door to the presence in the call of a goalkeeper of Barcelona B, so they will travel both Neto and Ter Stegen.In fact, Setién has worked with 20 players, so he will have to discard only four, since in the Cup the list is 16 players. If Leo Messi’s absence is confirmed, that means that only three more draft players would stay in Barcelona, possibly Sergio Busquets, Gerard Piqué and Jordi Alba, therefore, he points out that a good part of the contingent of the Blaugrana squad will move to the Copa match. If there is a player who has all the numbers to stay in Barcelona and not travel this Wednesday to Ibiza to play the Copa del Rey game that is Leo Messi. In fact, two indications point in that direction: the meeting he held with Quique Setién at the foot of the field before the evening session began and the presence of the subsidiary striker, Abel Ruiz, in training. A session, by the way, presided over by the inclement weather in the form of wind and rain that forced the players to paraperse themselves with everything they had within their reach to warm themselves: scarves, raincoats, long pants, hats and gloves. Even the advertising canvases surrounding the Tito Vilanova training camp in the Ciutat Esportiva were in danger of breaking off at any time due to the force of the storm.
Atlético de Madrid fell eliminated in the round of 16 of the Copa del Rey after losing to the Cultural and Sports Leonesa – a Second B team – thanks to a goal in the extension (2-1) of Sergio Benito at 108 minutes Party in a Kingdom of León that remains impregnable.The mattress set did not live up to the tie, nor its rival, who opted to make many rotations to be focused on the League. The Leonese, however, were dominant in several phases of the match and did not even suffer in excess when Atlético changed the record in the second half.The pupils of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone tried to look for holes in the back of the opponent and with the presence of Thomas, who relieved Herrera at the break. Saul enjoyed the first opportunity, but his shot went high a few minutes after starting the second half. Then Benito marked the clearest opportunity for the locals.The former Rayo forward, who would eventually be the hero of the game, missed a very clear shot a few meters from the goal line. The rojiblancos pressed the accelerator to the bottom and began to step on the rival field with the gallops of Vitolo. The Canary missed a hand in hand at the time of the game against a Lucas Giffard Giffard who became the main protagonist of the clash.The French ‘Cultu’ goalkeeper made up to eight merit stops to stop the mattress momentum. He could not do it in the next action that weaved Joao Felix and Correa, author of the goal. The Argentine, who almost sold out in summer, is the one who pulls the car most when things get complicated. The Cultural eliminates the rojiblancos in an epic extension (2-1) The Cultural did not give up and it was when it went up lines, it increased its pressure and suffocated those of Simeone. Fruit of the change of style was the tie in Castañeda boots with a left-footed shot from within the area that Adam could not reach. The nerves appeared on the bench and in the absence of troops, the Argentine coach gave the opportunity to his youth players Camello and Riquelme.Minutes before Saponjic entered, who had not enjoyed minutes like rojiblanco, and it was he who had the clearest chances. Both in one hand to hand where Giffard wore. And forgive so much that the team of José Manuel Aira found his moment in a play by the left wing that Gudiño built and signed Benito.The auction was impeccable and the victory, too. Atlético de Madrid was left unanswered and sealed its earliest elimination in eight years, precisely that elimination against Albacete that led to the dismissal of Gregorio Manzano and the signing of the ‘Cholo’ Simeone.DATA SHEET.–OUTCOME: CULTURAL LEONESA, 2 – ATLÉTICO DE MADRID, 1 (0-0, at rest).– ALIGNMENTS:CULTURAL LEONESA: Giffard; Rhodes, Montes Arce, Martínez, Augusto (Kawaya, min. 58); Castañeda, Benito, Gudiño, Aitor (Sergio Marcos, min. 80); Luque (Dioni, min. 70) and Theresin.ATHLETIC OF MADRID: Adam; Arias, Felipe, Hermoso, Manu Sánchez; Vitolo (Saponjic, min. 59), Herrera (Thomas, min. 46), Llorente (Camel, min. 99), Saul; Joao Felix and Correa (Riquelme, min. 102).– GOALS:0 – 1, min. 62, Strap.1 – 1, min. 83, Castañeda.2 – 1, min. 108, Benito.–REFEREE: Alberola Rojas (C. Castellano-Manchego). Yellow card with Augusto (min.36), Luque (min.37), Dioni (min.74), Martínez (min.93) and Sergio Marcos (min.118) in the Cultural; and Llorente (min.43) and Saúl (min.74) in Atlético.–STADIUM: Kingdom of León 12,252 spectators