UIW’s Arnold, Southeastern Louisiana’s Gaconi Garner Weekly Baseball Honors

first_imgIn the series opener against New Orleans, Arnold drove in four runs on three hits, including a pair of RBI singles and a run-scoring triple to help erase an early 6-3 lead for the Privateers. The Bryan, Texas, native doubled in the winning run in both Saturday’s and Sunday’s comeback wins over New Orleans. Honorable Mention: Hunter Hearn, Sam Houston State; Enrique Sanchez Jr., Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Tyler Smith, Central Arkansas; Nathan Soriano, Houston Baptist; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. Honorable Mention: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist; Bernie Martinez, UIW; Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State. The Lions (14-13, 6-3 SLC), who have overcome a slow start and won eight of their last nine contests, look to continue that momentum with a pair of midweek faceoffs with Louisiana at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday and 6 p.m. Wednesday prior to visiting New Orleans for a three-game slate beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Arnold led the Cardinals to four wins last week, including a 3-2 upset of No. 7 Texas, extending his streak of reaching base safely to 25 games in the process. The junior utility man recorded three multi-hit performances, helping UIW sweep New Orleans. Arnold finished the week with eight RBI and went 8-for-22 (.364) from the plate. 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 25 percent of ballots. FRISCO, Texas – Incarnate Word’s Sean Arnold is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Southeastern Louisiana hurler Corey Gaconi earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Hitter of the Week – Sean Arnold, Incarnate Word – Junior – Utility – Bryan, TexasArnold knocked in a run and scored one on his own as UIW took down the No. 7 Longhorns for the first time in program history, and he accounted for a pair of runs the following night in an 11-7 loss to Missouri. Gaconi posted his second-longest outing of the season, going eight innings deep into a 5-1 series-opening win over then-conference leader Stephen F. Austin. The Lions went on to win Saturday’s matchup as well to take the series but finished the week 3-1 after a 4-2 defeat in the finale. SLU edged South Alabama 1-0 earlier in the week. Winners of eight of their last nine, the Cardinals (19-10, 8-4 SLC) face Texas A&M-Corpus Christi at 6 p.m. CT on Tuesday before heading to Abilene Christian for a weekend series against the Wildcats, beginning at 5 p.m. Friday. Pitcher of the Week – Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Senior – Pitcher – Metairie, La.Gaconi struck out seven and didn’t issue a walk over eight frames pitched, holding the Lumberjacks to just one run in the series-opening win. After giving up back-to-back base hits to open the second inning, the senior from Metairie, La., retired the next 16 batters before surrendering a seventh-inning double.last_img read more

Southland Bowling League Announces 2020 Championship Site

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The Southland Bowling League (SBL) will take its 2020 championship to a new location in Conroe, Texas, the league announced Tuesday. The three-day championship will take place Friday, March 20 through Sunday, March 22 at Time to Spare bowling alley.Entering its sixth season, the SBL has hosted its previous two championships at USA Bowl in Dallas, Texas. Since its inception in the 2014-15 season, the league has produced three national champions, including Vanderbilt (2018) and Stephen F. Austin (2016, 2019). The winner of the SBL Championship receives an automatic bid to the NCAA National Championship at Thunderbowl Lanes in Allen Park, Mich., April 9-11, 2020.  “We are excited to bring the 2020 Southland Bowling League Championship to Conroe,” said Executive Director Thomas Samuel. “The SBL looks forward to working with Time to Spare and (General Manager) Kim Raska as we continue to host the most competitive NCAA college bowling league championship in the country.”“We’re really looking forward to hosting our first collegiate tournament, especially with it being the Southland Bowling League Championship,’ said Raska. “I think this will be a great opportunity to help grow bowling as a sport within the area.”The 2019-20 season begins in October for all eight member schools: Arkansas State, Louisiana Tech, Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin, Tulane, Valparaiso, Vanderbilt and Youngstown State. Sam Houston State will look to defend its Southland Bowling title March 20-22.last_img read more

Mourinho in advanced talks with Tottenham over replacing Mauricio Pochettino

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO will tomorrow continue talks to become the new manager of Tottenham.Spurs approached the former Manchester United manager early this evening evening to see if he was willing to succeed Mauricio Pochettino in charge.3 Jose Mourinho spent the evening in talks with Spurs over taking over before their next gameCredit: Getty – ContributorThe London club sacked Pochettino just five months after he led them in the Champions League final with the club 14th in the Premier League.And they immediately turned to Mourinho, 56, who spent the remainder of the night in talks with Spurs.SunSport understands both sides are confident they can reach a deal which would see him take charge before Saturday’s crunch clash with West Ham.Not a single Tottenham player was aware of his sacking until the club released a statement at 7.34pm.Jose Mourinho and Max Allegri want the job after Spurs chairman Daniel Levy ended Poch’s 5½-year reign.And SunSport can reveal: Many Spurs players have lost respect for the Argentine for refusing to discuss team selection with them and his increasing absence from training. The board believe Poch, 47, engineered his own sacking.  Levy hopes Poch’s exit will persuade contract rebels to stayMourinho has been out of work since leaving Manchester United 11 months ago – and has snubbed a series of offers waiting for the right opportunity he feels will keep him competing at the top of the game.The Tottenham job is potentially appealing but Spurs may need to provide assurances Pochettino’s departure would not lead to a break up of the squad in place.It was revealed last month that Mourinho is keen to set history by becoming the first manager to lead three different clubs to the league title or major European trophies.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man City vs Chelsea, Rangers and Man Utd scores this coming weekend and win £100Both Spurs and Arsenal have the pedigree and potential to give him that opportunity, and it helps that he would not have to move away from London which has become his home over the past five years.As well as Pochettino, coaches Jesus Perez, Miguel D’Agostino and Antoni Jimenez have also been relieved of their duties.Chairman Daniel Levy issued a club statement, where he said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.3Most 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 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”3 Jose Mourinho is the overwhelming bookies’ favourite to replace Mauricio PochettinoCredit: Getty – ContributorMauricio Pochettino jokes: If Levy sacked me, I could never manage Arsenal!last_img read more

Wanang Conservation of Madang receives UN award

first_imgThe Equator Prize is organised by the Equator Initiatives within the United Nations Development Program and is awarded biennially to recognise outstanding community effort to reduce poverty through the conservation and sustainable use of biodiversity.UNDP Resident Representative Roy Trivedy who officially presented the award to Wanang Conservation community in Divine Word University this week praised the work of Wanang Conservation in promoting and conserving the environment. Present also to witness the ceremony was Conservation Environment Protection Authority (CEPA) Manager for Terrestrial Ecosystems James Sabi, Madang provincial Administrator Daniel Aloi, Member for Usino-Bundi Anton Yagama and representative from WWF and Binatang Research Centre.“This Equator prize award is partly being supported by the government of Norway and Equator Initiatives and the reason is to provide the global platform to recognise the outstanding work that is happening in community level to protect biodiversity, forest and  natural environment,”“The Wanang society is joining the very unique group, because there are 1,461 application for this award for more than 126 countries and it is not an award that is given lightly it is an outstanding award that is given to incredible work you are doing to protect and conserve your forest to help the local community and also the world,” Trivedy said.He said the award was presented to the Wanang Conservation representative during in UN Climate Change Conference (COP21) in Paris last year which the PNG Government is part of the agreement.Trivedy said the Wanang Conservation has put Madang and PNG in the spot light in environment and conservation work thus adding more emphasis on the Government and the local people to take more actions to protect the forest and environment.“Your are setting an example to the whole world, you develop your world in response to commercial logging,”“The Wanang Conservation area is an alliance, it brings together 10 indigenous forest dwelling clans that together 10,000 hectares of forest,” he said.He said Wanang was unique because the Wanang maintains the forest dynamic s cloth where you have planted 280,000 native species of plants to study the responses to changing in climatic conditions.Trivedy added that other unique thing is that Wanang combine Research and action which not many projects do that- the link between people conservation, community level work and the link with Binatang Research.He said the beauty of the work of Wanang is they managed to combine the appliance of science to protect, conserve and help people which have become an initiative for the community driven conservation and development in our country and in the world.last_img read more

Pepe avoids a fight between his former partner Jesé and Oliveira

first_imgJesé Rodríguez spent four minutes yesterday on the grass, but four minutes were enough for him to star in an altercation with Sergio Oliveira, who jumped into the field at the same time as the Spanish striker. It was disputed Sporting de Portugal – Porto which ended with a victory for the visitors by 1-2 with goals from Marega (Port), Acuña (Sporting) and Tiquinho (Port). 27 twenty-one After the final whistle, Jesé approached Sergio Oliveira to recriminate an action of the game, but he was pushed, first by a player from Porto who was already wearing his coat, and then by Sergio Oliveira, to whom the striker was heading at first. It was at that moment when several players from the group of dragons, with Pepe in the lead, went to hold Jesé. The defender, former partner of Spanish in the Real Madrid, took his arm while trying to mediate to avoid a fight and seconds later the group of players that was present dissolved. Jesé has a goal in 16 games this season.last_img read more

Atleti, damn in the League Classics: he has not won since 2016

first_imgBarça has also dominated their clashes against Atleti in the last seasons of the First Iberdrola. Last year Atlético fell defeated against the Catalans in the two league duels (2-1 and 0-2), being the only two defeats of Madrid in a course in which they lifted the First Iberdrola trophy for the third consecutive time. The penultimate rojiblanca defeat in a Classic was especially painful. Barça won 2-1 in a very special match at the Wanda Metropolitano, in which the world record for assistance at the level of women’s football clubs was broken. However, it was no less cruel 6-1 of the first round in this course, in which Barça was a steamroller in Johan Cruyff. It should be noted that in the cup tournament, Atlético eliminated Barça last year in the semifinals of the Copa de la Reina, tournament in which he also won in the final of 2016, being the other way around in 2017 and 2018, with two consecutive Barça titles. In the League, Atleti has recent dominance in terms of titles, after adding his third followed in the previous season. Barça also reigned in women’s football, adding more consecutive titles than Atleti, with four from 2011 to 2015. In between, Athletic won the League in 2016. Atlético arrives at the Classic this Saturday (12: 00h) with the great challenge to end the league curse against Barça. The Catalan team is the great executioner of the rojiblancas, who have not celebrated a victory in the League against the Blaugranas since December 11, 2016, when he won 2-1 at Cerro del Espino, with goals from Marta Corredera and Sonia Bermúdez. If we take into account the balance of the last ten years we find that the domain is for the Catalan team. A total of twenty-six Classics have been played in these ten years, divided into twenty of the League and six of the Copa de la Reina. Of them, Barça has emerged victorious in thirteen occasions against the five in which the victory has been rojiblanca, remaining eight draws remaining. last_img read more

Nobody wins more in the League than Messi: adds 350 wins and 200 at the Camp Nou

first_imgThe Argentine crack, which it has needed 469 meetings to reach these figures, consolidates in this way its absolute monopoly in the national championship where He is the player in the history of LaLiga with more wins. In fact, the previous record was held by the goalkeeper of the Real Madrid, Iker Casillas, which was able to add 334 wins in 510 games. Another goalkeeper, in this case, Andoni Zubizarreta, occupies the third place, with 333 victories in 622 games. Messi has already left both and it seems that the distances will be enlarged as inevitably as systematically. Today, the advantage is already 16 victories over the previous record. 10 Leo Messi continues to accumulate record after record in every game he plays. Yes this Thursday before the Leganés in Copa (5-0) he was able to add his 500th victory in his career, Sunday has been no less to reach the 350 wins in LaLiga and the 200 in the Camp Nou of a single stroke thanks to the victory against Levante (2-1).center_img Who also celebrated a round figure was Gerard Piquéwhen signing his 250 win in LaLiga in 332 games. The defender is still far from the ‘top 5’ of the biggest Blaugrana winners in the LaLiga that, after Messi, head Xavi Hernández (322 in 505 games) and Andrés Iniesta (312 in 442 games). Among the active players is Sergio Busquets as best placed, in fourth position, with 276 victories in 364 games.Likewise, Messi celebrated his 200 win at Camp Nou in LaLiga after playing 236 games, making clear a very high percentage of victories when playing in the Blaugrana Coliseum (84.7%).The Argentine crack also confirmed his offensive ability to have been able to put 22 goals to Levante in the 21 games he has played against the granotas: 12 in the Camp Nou and 10 in the City of Valencia. Despite not marking, remains in the ‘pichichi’ with 14 targets, one more than Benzema.last_img read more

Braithwaite: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair by the hip”

first_imgArrival to Barcelona: “Seeing myself in the mirror with the Barça shield was incredible. Everyone has made me feel welcome and I am very calm.”Laudrup: “It was a legend. If one day I know him, I would like him to advise me. I respect him very much.”The classic: “It will be a great experience. It is the most important game and everyone follows. There will be a lot of intensity, I really want to play.”Madrid Barcelona: “I remember Ronaldinho, who was extraordinary. I perfectly remember that Classic in which he surpassed many rivals, he scored and the whole stadium applauded him.”Braithwaite, staff: “I am a simple person, a family man, honest. I always give one hundred percent in everything I do. Because I don’t like complacency. If I commit to something, I always give one hundred percent.”His family: “I am glad you were with me. I want to show you that, if your father has succeeded, they can too. There are no limits when we talk about what you can and cannot do. I want you to keep this memory forever” .His great passion: “It’s fantastic, get up every day and live what I like best. I’m very proud and grateful.” Health: “I had to go two years in a wheelchair because of a hip disease. I had to rest, I couldn’t force my legs. For a child like me, who played and loved football, it was very difficult.”Ronaldo Nazario: “He studied his game, his movements, everything he did on the field was incredible. He was an extraordinary player.”Messi: “If football were a religion, Messi would be God. He controls the game. He is an extraordinary player.” Martin Braithwaite has granted an interview to the official website of Barcelona, in which he talked about the first days in the club, the difficulties of his childhood or his references in football. The Danish striker, who could be of the game next weekend in the Classic, will he showed ambitious for his new stage.last_img read more

Setién de Sarabia: “I am worried about the forms, not the background”

first_imgIt is very difficult for both teams to win everything because the League is very complicated. And it is hard for us to win the games for us, Madrid and any team. I understand that we are well, motivated. Regarding Gerard’s opinion, he can see some things, I can see others … or the same.Do you feel that instead of 52 days it takes many more?It has become very short. This has happened so fast that I feel sorry for not being able to enjoy it more. So clear. I would like this to last a lifetime.What has surprised you in positive and negative of Barça?When I see an activity, a fund, I appreciate the enormous quality of these players. I loved everyone’s attitude, because one has always had doubts about how it would be to manage a wardrobe and it was easier than I thought. I had no need to give a single shout. My way of acting is to convince. This is my way of being. I generally have not had problems handling the locker room. And in negative, I have not seen anything.Do you see favorite?You cannot say there is a favorite because this varies every week. The important thing is the sensations, the continuity. Sorry to insist but I am very happy to have generated seven very clear chances at the Bernabéu. It is clear that it depends on putting it or not. And the goal of Madrid comes from a rejection of Piqué. And our play with Martin (Braithwaite) is the same, but it doesn’t go to the door. For the results it may be important, but I trust other things. And it is very positive to have generated seven opportunities. Soccer players are not stupid. I repeat it. We had seven clear chances in Madrid.How is this coronavirus collective psychosis living?There are more competent people, but you seem to have to know everything. I don’t understand those questions about things you don’t control. But how do you have to ask something …What about Ansu Fati?We contemplate it as an option that will be there, or that will always be there. Ansu is an important player. It does many things well, others have to improve them. But we have him and I am very happy with his work.Does it make sense to play behind closed doors for the coronavirus? How would that live?I played as a player without a public and it was very sad. The environment that is generated, especially when you play at home, the momentum, the stimulus are important. But these are issues on which we will have to pay attention to the competent authorities. It’s a bit sad, but if you have to do it, you have to do it.Messi has not scored in six of the last seven games. Are you worried?It does not worry me. Man, if you check, the better. But not that it can happen to Leo, but to any player. The reality is that occasions are having. And that is the important thing, that occasions are generated. That in a specific period do not write down, it does not matter. Quique Setién, coach of Barcelona, ​​appeared at a press conference before the match against Real Sociedad and spoke again of the comments of his assistant, Eder Sarabia, on the bench during the Classic last Sunday.How can it influence that the Real comes from qualifying for a final?You never know, but as I always tell you, you have to wait for the best version of the rival. It is an extraordinary team that does things well. We expect a committed party, with difficulties. And I understand that it complicates Barça.Can you explain what Eder Sarabia has done wrong that deserves an apology to the players?This topic does not give much more of itself. Eder Sarabia the only thing he has done wrong is the ways in which he has expressed himself, which I don’t like. The interpretation that people can make of screaming … It is normal to scream. I love that and it doesn’t worry me. I care about shapes and that is what I have to clarify. When we have apologized, we have apologized because I believe there are words that should not be used. In the rest, everyone understands that the first coach screams and the second one too. And that players accept the screams when they are to encourage. But we have the obligation to keep the forms because there are children watching us and education must prevail in people who are exposed and permanently leave the media. You have to take care of the forms. Because the important thing is the forms, not the bottom.Are you worried that the noise of defeat against Madrid complicates the relationship with the players a little more?Absolutely. Defeat is always an option. It is painful, but it is always an option. And we are prepared to overcome frustrations. You have to get up and get ahead as in a lifetime. The people who play sports are clear. Like everything in life, one has to gain trust. When you have a resume like the one that most of these players have, they have won everything and someone new comes, because look what you can contribute. Some are more confident, others have a harder time. But those are the things of life. I have to convince them that with my knowledge I can help them. The reality is that there are no more things than you want to look for.How long will Arthur be off?In principle, there is pain, discomfort, and treatment has been initiated. You have to be aware of how it evolves. I can not say more.What do you fear most about tomorrow’s game, the Real or the environment?I am calm, because we are going to face the game having surpassed that of the other day. We are convinced that there were phases in which we did things well, but we generated seven clear goal chances in which we could score. We are in a good line, but it will not affect us. We are still there and we hope to make a great match. We are one point away from the leader, there are many games left and we will be there.Will we see from tomorrow a different Eder Sarabia?It will be as always. Only you have to control and change the shapes. Control some aspects and that’s it. This does not give more of itself.You in your presentation said something like how you had admired these players but that the role had to be clear. Do you have trouble governing the costumes?I don’t know what you rely on to say we have no control over the costumes. We have no problem inside the locker room. This is an oil raft. And they are accepting it in an extraordinary way. They have to work to carry out what we propose. There are many things that are improving. They are objective data, that we have them, we handle them and put them on the table; Our relationship is extraordinary. Although some are not interested.Are you reassured that both you and Madrid have to fail? Does Piqué agree that it was one of the worst in Madrid?last_img read more

21st Century Cracks: Fabio, the jewel of the coming Valencia

first_imgAt Valencia they are aware of Fabio’s enormous potential and that is why they are making him burn stages, just as Ferran, who came to the first team at just 17 years old, did. Fabio is 16, he is still a Cadet, but he already plays for Juvenil B. He is also a fixture for Julen Guerrero in the Spanish Under-16 Team.Born in Almería, he arrived in Valencia at the age of 13, when he was a first-year Infant. Since then he has been the most outstanding of all the teams from the quarry that he has passed through. Many national and European clubs follow him, although he is happy in Valencia. He considers that it is a club that bets on young people and the path that Ferran has followed motivates him to continue taking steps that will lead him, in the medium term, to the first team … Fabio Blanco (Almería, 2004) is the great jewel in the crown of his generation in Spain. The footballer marked to lead that batch of footballers who will begin to appear on the European scene next season, when they are U17. He plays for Valencia, which in recent times has become a magnificent factory for band players, be they extreme or lateral.Due to its characteristics, it is very similar to Ferran Torres, the last pearl that Valencia has taken from its quarry and that is already settled in the first team. He is a powerful, vertical right-handed winger, and also a top scorer. It is a dagger per band, the classic end of always that reaches the baseline to center. But to this is added an innate ability to step on the area and define with the ability of a striker.last_img read more