More Marquee Women’s Basketball Matchups Await in Week 13

first_imgDouble Doubles: Central Arkansas’ Kierra Jordan put up an 11-point-10-rebound performance last Saturday and ranks first in the league with seven double doubles against conference opponents and eight overall. RPI: Central Arkansas tops the Southland in NCAA RPI rankings at No. 96, while Stephen F. Austin sits just outside the top-100 at No. 113. Defending regular season champion Abilene Christian (13-6, 7-2 SLC) heads to Lamar (13-6, 8-1 SLC) tonight for a pivotal matchup at 7 p.m. CT on ESPN3. The Cardinals are currently riding a five-game win streak and hold sole possession of second place in the standings. The Wildcats sit in fourth place and look to improve their 1-2 road conference record. FRISCO, Texas – The top women’s basketball teams in the conference will again have multiple opportunities to separate themselves from each other as the sixth week of league play begins tonight. Additional Storylines Cardinals’ Margin: Lamar’s high-powered offense tops the Southland at 76.7 points per game, while their No. 2 defense (53.9 points per game) helps them comfortably rank first in scoring margin with +22.8 against league foes. Saturday, Feb. 3McNeese at Northwestern State* (ESPN3) – 1 p.m.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at UIW* – 1 p.m.Central Arkansas at Southeastern Louisiana* (SLCDN) – 2 p.m.Nicholls at New Orleans* – 2 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 2 p.m.Abilene Christian at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 3 p.m. Home Sweet Home: Stephen F. Austin stands as the only Division I program to have both its men’s and women’s basketball teams undefeated at home this season. The Lumberjacks are 12-0 while the Ladyjacks are 11-0. New Orleans (11-10, 7-3 SLC) aims to continue its mid-season surge at Northwestern State tonight at 6:30 p.m. The Privateers have rattled off five consecutive conference wins and currently sit in fifth place in the standings. They continue to be led by offensive spearhead Randi Brown, who averages 22.7 points per game in 10 Southland contests, while also possessing the No. 8 scorer in the league, Kayla Mundy (14.6 points per game). * Southland Conference game Wednesday, Jan. 31McNeese at Sam Houston State* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.New Orleans at Northwestern State* – 6:30 p.m.Abilene Christian at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 7 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. Stephen F. Austin (16-3, 8-0 SLC) puts their record to the test on the road twice this week – first at Houston Baptist (6-13, 2-7 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. before heading to Lamar on Saturday at 2 p.m. on ESPN3. As one of only three teams with only eight league games played, the Ladyjacks still continue to rank in the top three in scoring offense, scoring defense and scoring margin, assists and steals. This Week’s Matchupslast_img read more

HBU Set to Compete in NCAA Austin Regional

first_imgHOUSTON – HBU Women’s golf embarks on its second consecutive NCAA Regional this time to Austin, Texas at the University of Texas Golf Club Monday, May 7 through Wednesday, May 9.The Huskies earned the automatic bid by winning the Southland Conference Championship title with junior Kaity Cummings, who shot 7-over par 220 to claim the individual title. Junior Lexi Brook tied for fifth with with 12-over par 225, while sophomore Alisa Chong finished eight with 14-over par 227 and freshman Sara Zrnikova finished ninth with 15-over par 228. Sophomore Caylee Senn finished tied for 35th with 31-over par 244.The top five seeds participating in the NCAA Austin Regional Arkansas, Texas, Michigan State, Florida and Auburn. The rest of the field for this 18-team tournament include Oklahoma, Houston, Miami, Baylor, Texas A&M, BYU, East Carolina, Texas Tech, Virginia Tech, UTSA, Georgetown, and Missouri State. Individuals from SMU, Maryland, TCU and Colorado State.The top-six teams from each of the four regional tournaments will advance to the championships finale held May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club, in Stillwater, Oklahoma, hosted by Oklahoma State.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOE TALAMO, MUCHO GUSTO, WINNER: “I knew we wouldn’t get an easy lead, so I looked around to see who was going to go with us. I just wanted to get him out of there and get him comfortable. It’s amazing how well this horse relaxes.  He’s drawn the rail a lot and he’s still able to relax after he gets serious pressure. Today, he took two or three breathers around the turn and then he took off. He’s a pleasure to ride. Anybody could ride this horse. He definitely is really good seven-eighths to a mile, he can for sure go two turns. After he broke his maiden (first time out at Los Alamitos on Sept. 20), I started working him a lot in Del Mar. He never acted like a two-year-old, he acted like an older horse.”TRAINER QUOTESPHIL OVIEDO, TRAINER OF MANHATTAN UP, SECOND:  “I’m feeling really good. It looked like speed was holding all day, so for him to finish up like he did was pretty impressive. I might run him around two turns before the meet is over.”NOTES: The winning owner is Michael Lund Petersen who resides in Reisterstown, Maryland.Michael L. Petersen’s Mucho Gusto and jockey Joseph Talamo win the Grade III, $100,000 Lazaro Barrera Stakes, Saturday, May 18, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

How Spurs will line up vs Man Utd with Ndombele, Sissoko and in-form Alli

first_imgAnd with Vertonghen largely staying back, Son Heung-min will have licence and space to hug the touchline down the left flank.Erik Lamela remains sidelined by a pesky hamstring problem and won’t be involved.Mourinho will have Lucas Moura, the man who scored a wonderful brace in this fixture last season, available from the bench – as well as the creative Giovani Lo Celso and wantaway Christian Eriksen. ALL EYES will be on one man as Jose Mourinho makes his return to Old Trafford in just his fourth match in charge of new club Tottenham.Spurs face Manchester United sitting two points and four places above their opponents in the Premier League, having won their last two games.1 How Spurs could line up on Jose Mourinho’s return to Old TraffordAnd their 3-0 victory in this fixture last season ironically sparked the beginning of the end of the Special One’s time at United.Mourinho’s gloomy mood that characterised the end of his Red Devils tenure appears to have lifted so far at Spurs – and he even quoted Nelson Mandela in his pre-match press conference today.As for his team selections so far, Mourinho has opted to keep it simple.His side have lined up in a basic 4-2-3-1, switching to a back three in possession.Paulo Gazzaniga will retain his place in goal with Hugo Lloris and Michel Vorm still injured.Serge Aurier, who has started all three of Mourinho’s games in charge so far, will continue nominally at right-back – actually spending most of his time pushed high up.Meanwhile on the left flank, with Ben Davies injured, Jan Vertonghen will keep his place and largely stay back to tuck in and create a back three.Davinson Sanchez and Toby Alderweireld will marshal the centre of the back line.Eric Dier, who was hooked early against Olympiakos, will continue his run of starts having returned to favour under Mourinho.And he is likely to be joined in midfield by Tanguy Ndombele. The French international has been in and out of the team so far this season – but has looked excellent when fully fit in the middle.Moussa Sissoko, having scored a rare goal on Saturday, will start again, protecting Serge Aurier defensively from midfield.Dele Alli is on fire and will be urged to push up and get close to talismanic skipper Harry Kane. Jose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devilslast_img read more

Man Utd to Bayern – our guide to Bundesliga club to support based on Prem team

first_imgTHE BUNDESLIGA is primed for it’s second weekend of live action since returning from coronavirus suspension.English fans trying to decide which German team to adopt to satisfy their footy cravings can stop scratching their heads.5 Premier League fans will be cheering on Bundesliga sides this weekendAnd some Premier League supporters should find picking a Bundesliga club quite simple…Here at SunSport we’ve compiled this handy guide on who to follow – and tweet #adoptagerman to get involved on social media!BAYERN MUNICHLeague position: 1st Boss: Hansi FlickWhich Prem club would they be: MAN UTD. Biggest club in Germany and the one everyone else loves to hate.Why you should support them: Bayern have won seven titles in a row and a staggering 29 in total. Very rarely will you go home and kick the cat.BORUSSIA DORTMUNDLeague position: 2nd Boss: Lucien FavreWhich Prem club would they be: LIVERPOOL. Jurgen Klopp was boss, they sing You’ll Never Walk Alone…it’s a match made in heaven.Why you should support them: The Yellow Wall is the eighth wonder of the world. Capable of intimidating opponents and throwing confetti in perfect unison.RB LEIPZIGLeague position: 3rd Boss: Julian NagelsmannWhich Prem club would they be: MAN CITY. Gung-ho and wealthy. But City are liked by other fans, Leipzig are not.Why you should support them: They make Pep Guardiola look conservative. Three at the back, one vaguely defensive midfielder, everyone else bombs forward.5BORUSSIA MONCHENGLADBACHLeague position: 4th Boss: Marco RoseWhich Prem club would they be: ARSENAL. Big club, very successful in the 70s, can’t quite replicate their past glories.Why you should support them: Their sense of humour. When a Scottish pub called them ‘A German Team’ after giving up trying to spell their name, the club changed its Twitter tag to match.BAYER LEVERKUSENLeague position: 5th Boss: Peter BoszWhich Prem club would they be: CHELSEA. Exciting young talent, a regular top-four challenger and a mainstay in Europe.Why you should support them: The original works team. Gone from pharmaceutical XI to Champions League. Their Twitter account (@bayer04_en) is the best in Germany.SCHALKELeague position: 6th Boss: David WagnerWhich Prem club would they be: SPURS. Massive club, state-of-the-art stadium, haven’t won much recently.Why you should support them: Their ground is sponsored by a brewery and boasts a three-mile beer pipeline that pumps Pilsner to more than 100 bars.WOLFSBURGLeague position: 7th Boss: Oliver GlasnerWhich Prem club would they be: WOLVES. Clue is in the name. Both have plenty of bite and a European pedigree.Why you should support them: Backed by Volkswagen, who own the world’s biggest car plant next door, they are reliable, practical and capable of overtaking more illustrious models.5 Bayern are Germany’s biggest and most successful clubCredit: Getty Images – GettyFREIBURGLeague position: 8th Boss: Christian StreichWhich Prem club would they be: BURNLEY. Defying the odds season after season with team spirit and a cult figure as coach.Why you should support them: Their old-school stadium may not look much but the Black Forest background makes it the most picturesque in Germany. Shame they’re moving next season.HOFFENHEIMLeague position: 9th Boss: Alfred SchreuderWhich Prem club would they be: LEICESTER. Ruffled the feathers of the top-four hierarchy, albeit with significant investment.Why you should support them: If you play Football Manager, then they’re right up your street. Take a fifth division village side in 2000 to the Champions League…with the help of a lorry load of cash.COLOGNELeague position: 10th Boss: Markus GisdolWhich Prem club would they be: NEWCASTLE. Iconic stadium, crazy fanbase and a team capable of imploding at any minute.Why you should support them: Their mascot is a live goat called Hennes. Former striker Lukas Podolski loves the city so much he owns a kebab house there.UNION BERLINLeague position: 11th Boss: Urs FischerWhich Prem club would they be: SHEFF UTD. Promoted last May and the surprise package of this season’s Bundesliga.Why you should support them: What with the Cold War and a rivalry with the Stasi-backed BFC Dynamo, they haven’t had it easy. Their current stadium was actually rebuilt by their fans.5 Borussia Dortmund’s Yellow Wall is one of the most iconic stands in EuropeCredit: Getty Images – GettyEINTRACHT FRANKFURTLeague position: 12th Boss: Adi HutterWhich Prem club would they be: EVERTON. Should be higher in the table but always more likely to win a cup than a title.Why you should support them: The president Peter Fischer is almost as passionate as the fans. Once accused of inciting a pyrotechnic show by proclaiming: “The stadium must burn today.”HERTHA BERLINLeague position: 13th Boss: Bruno LabbadiaWhich Prem club would they be: WEST HAM. Big-city team playing in an Olympic Stadium, often accused of under-achieving.Why you should support them: They are never ever boring. Jurgen Klinsmann shocked the club in February by announcing his resignation as manager in a Facebook post.AUGSBURGLeague position: 14th Boss: Heiko HerrlichWhich Prem club would they be: BRIGHTON/WATFORD. Established as a top-flight club but always with one eye over their shoulder.Why you should support them: Despite living in the shadow of Munich, they are still burning brightly in the Bundesliga…partly due to the psychedelic lights that adorn their stadium.5 Schalke are one of Germany’s best-supported clubsCredit: Getty Images – GettyMAINZLeague position: 15th   Boss: Achim BeierlorzerWhich Prem club would they be: CRYSTAL PALACE. Likeable underdogs. The only difference is Mainz’s ground sits in a cornfield, Palace is a little more built up.Why you should support them: The club where Jurgen Klopp played and then cut his impressive teeth as a manager. Klopp won promotion to the top flight and is loved almost as much as their carnival season.FORTUNA DUSSELDORFLeague position: 16th   Boss: Uwe RoslerWhich Prem club would they be: SOUTHAMPTON. Enjoyed their most successful spell in the 70s when they were winning domestic cup competitions.Why you should support them: One of the oldest clubs in Germany and the setting for TV’s Auf Wiedersehen Pet. Also the home of 80s band Kraftwerk, who based their hit The Model on the city’s fashion industry.WERDER BREMENLeague position: 17th  Boss: Florian KohfeldtWhich Prem club would they be: ASTON VILLA. Countless trophies in the past. For a club of their size and stature, they should be nowhere near a relegation battle.Why you should support them: Every goal is greeted with an enthusiastic rendition of The Proclaimers’ 500 miles that puts most wedding parties to shame. The only ground in Germany you can reach by boat.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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN 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 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidPADERBORNLeague position: 18th Boss: Steffen BaumgartWhich Prem club would they be: NORWICH/BOURNEMOUTH. A combination of the two. The size of Bournemouth coupled with the survival chances of Norwich.Why you should support them: They need all the help they can get. Promoted last year as surprise runners-up and a real yo-yo club. They have been in five different divisions in six years.last_img read more

Boino retires in style

first_imgBoino out ran his younger country men by three metres to the finish line at the BSP Stadium.PNG dominated the men’s event, winning all three medals on offer.The Pacific Games record holder with a time of 50.96 seconds ran in lane three, and had to make up yards to catch the start leader Gime at the final 150 metre mark.Turning the bend,  Boino came powering over the hurdles, using is legs and arm to take him home with a winning time of 52.51s.And Peniel Joshua (53.14s) and Wala Gime (53.70s) of PNG finished second and third respectively.Boino ends his carrier at the track where he started and dominated the 400m hurdles for the last 20 years.last_img read more

Digicel SportsMax to broadcast final Mayweather fight

first_imgThe Digicel SportsMax Fight Night is being dubbed ‘The Final Showdown’, with the pound-for-pound king Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather declaring that the fight will be his last.Mayweather (48-0, 26 KOs) will face Andre Berto (30-3, 23 KOs) to defend his undefeated record and WBA & WBC welterweight titles. Coming off the heels of his last bout in May against Manny Pacquiao, racking up record viewership around the world, further adding to his massive net worth by over US$400 million, Mayweather is set to leave the ring, for good, with a bang or suffer his first defeat of his career at a capacity MGM Grand in Las Vegas.If he wins, the 38-year-old’s record will equal that of Rocky Marciano, who retired from the sport undefeated.Berto who was born in the United States but has deep roots in Haiti, started his career with 27 straight wins and was once regarded as one of the most exciting young talents in the world.Although he has previously held the Championship title, Berto is still considered the underdog after suffering from numerous career setbacks. With nothing to lose, and having professed to being in the best shape of his life, Berto declared he will be coming after Mayweather with everything he’s got. A win for Berto over the undefeated Mayweather on Saturday night could be the biggest upset in boxing history.“This could be the last fight of the biggest name in boxing in the last decade and fans are all waiting to see how ‘Money’ Mayweather will bring his legacy to a close. We’re really excited to be able to show the bout exclusively and are looking forward to an exciting Final Showdown with the pound-for-pound king,” says Tanya Lee, Digicel SportsMax Caribbean marketing manager.Along with the Mayweather bout, Digicel SportsMax are also regional rights holders of premium sporting content such as the Barclays Premier League, the UEFA Champions League, La Liga, the NBA, IAAF Diamond League, IAAF World Challenge meets, the Women’s Tennis Association premier events, the Ashes, Australia and England cricket, the Indian Premier League, and more.last_img read more

Work absenteeism calendar: know the most missed days to work in Spain

first_imgWhoever says that he has just got up in the morning has not considered missing work, he lies. Although we have never done so, the fatigue we have when being freshly raised, makes our mind fantasize about some excuse for not having to fulfill our labor obligations. Image: iStock To risk losing your job for a few hours of rest does not compensate, but there are people who really do not think about that situation and do not care to tell a lie so as not to have to be in their job. The people behind the Zippia website have wanted to discover to what extent this fact is true and have carried out an analysis to find out which days people need more to work. To carry it out, they have analyzed the traffic of users who have received an article called “Three tips to warn that you are sick (even if you are not really)”. They have done so by comparing the number of users of a day with the number of those of the previous day so that no Google algorithm could affect the positioning of the article and therefore the result.Days may vary if there is a holiday nearby As a result, Zippia found that 20% of users accessed the article on Mondays of each week, while Fridays were the least popular days. There were also variations if there was a holiday nearby, such as the day after Christmas day that was the one that most people called to say they were sick.This analysis also resulted in the existence of 3 Mondays of the year in which the number of users increased in an exaggerated way but without any reason. These days were June 24, August 12 and October 21.center_img Risk of losing your job for a few hours off does not compensateThey wanted to discover what days people excuse themselves for not going to worklast_img read more

Granollers and Zeballos, sweet: second title in eight days

first_imgIt’s the third title they obtain as a pair, 20th in the specialty for Marcel, who has centered this season on the doubles, and the 15th for Horacio, an completed specialist, quantity 4 in the world. With this triumph, Granollers rises to 15th place in the rating.“Horacio, it’s a pleasure to play by your aspect, since we’re collectively I actually benefit from the monitor when enjoying with you. We are going to proceed working the identical manner. We had a little bit of luck as a result of we have been shedding 7-3 in the tiebreaker and that they had a serve. Nevertheless it was worthwhile having endured a lot and in the tip we obtained some excellent factors, “Granollers mentioned.” I’m going to take a beer to get pleasure from. See you subsequent yr and thanks for all the things, “Zeballos joked. A pair that reached the eighth in Australia and was a finalist final yr on the US Open. It’ll proceed to battle this yr. Marcel Granollers and Horacio Zeballos have began the season as a doubles throw. The Spanish and the Argentine received this Sunday in the Open River their second title in eight days. Final week they lifted the trophy in Buenos Aires, an ATP 250, and this time they did it in a 500 by successful in the ultimate 6-4, 5-7 and 10-7 to the Italians Salvatore Caruso and Federico Gaio.last_img read more

Correa’s gesture in tribute to his mother, who suffers from cancer

first_imgWithin the general battle against the coronavirus, Ángel Correa is also fighting another battle., very hard. The health of his mother, Marcela Martínez, who suffers from cancer. The Argentine has revealed it by hanging on his social networks a photo with her, shaved hair, in tribute to his recovery from illness, and a text that begins like this: “There is no truce for your enemy on the battlefield, they can touch your body, but your soul is untouchable.”He knows it well, about the battlefields. Life was always presented full of mines, but of all managed to get stronger. The loss of a parent as a child, at 10 years old. “Yes, at that age my father died and the income that I had from playing soccer was the only thing that came to my house to be able to eat my brothers, my mother or myself.. I had a representative who gave me a salary and I gave it to my mother, who was the one who handled it, “confessed the footballer in an interview in The country in September 2017. But there is more. Much more. More like the loss of a brother three years ago or the enter an operating room with an open chest due to a benign tumor in the heart just at the beginning of the summer in which he had signed for Atlético (2014). At the medical examination he was discovered. “Those problems and obstacles that I had were making me harder and that’s what keeps my head strong to do better and continue helping my family, “Correa argued in that same interview. He had the courage to accompany his mother during this battle, shaving her hair, as when in 2017 the entire Athletic squad snatched him away in tribute to Yeray.”They will not steal who you are, your spirit is stronger. You have won this war. You are our warrior. We love you, ma “, ended his text on Instagram Correa. He will fight at his side.last_img read more