Archive : May, 2020

Schoneborn, Davis Named Women’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Tristyn Allen, Sam Houston State; Tay Nance, Houston Baptist; Dakota Mayr, Stephen F. Austin. This is the second women’s track weekly award on the season for Schoneborn after earning the honor on March 20. Southeastern now has three different weekly women’s field honorees in 2018 as Davis joins Alexia Stein (March 13) and Vigdis Jonsdittir (March 27). 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. The Islanders head to Abilene tomorrow for the ACU Oliver Jackson Twilight while the Lady Lions travel to Hattiesburg, Miss., this weekend for the Southern Miss Open, beginning Friday. Honorable Mention: De’Shalyn Jones, Northwestern State; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin; Michaela Hackett, Abilene Christian.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Rabea Schoneborn and Southeastern Louisiana sophomore Ashley Davis are the Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Rabea Schoneborn, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Niederkassel, GermanySchoneborn set a new school record at Mt. SAC last weekend in the 10,000m, putting up the top mark in the SLC with a time of 33:49.46. The senior’s pace currently qualifies her for the postseason, ranking 13th in the West Region and 19th in the country. Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Ashley Davis, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Watson, La.Davis broke her own school record in the shot put with a throw of 55-08.25 to take first at the LSU Alumni Gold. Her distance is the ninth-best Division I mark this season.last_img read more

Lamar Glides Into the Lead Following Round One Action

first_imgMcKINNEY, Texas – With the opening round of play at the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship in the books, Lamar has taken a four-stroke lead to sit atop the tournament standings. The Cardinals have burst to the front on the shoulders of Sam Dumez, who led his LU team with a 74 in the opening round of play on the Dye Course at Stonebridge Ranch Country Club in McKinney, Texas. Southeastern Louisiana’s Joris Etlin leads the individual standings after registering the only performance under par for the day with a 71.Lamar completed their opening day of tournament play with Dumez tied for fourth overall and Hugo Hellman tied for sixth individually. Dumez led the LU squad with five birdies, while Cody Banach tucked away 14 pars to lead the field. The Lamar squad currently leads the tournament in par three scoring (3.15), par four scoring (4.30) and pars made (53). In addition to Dumez and Hellman, Banach (T12), Kevin Lee (T12) and Eason Wang (T19) all currently reside within the top-25 competitors in the individual leaderboard. The Cardinals’ squad compiled a 301 in round one and stand 13 strokes above par.Sam Houston State and Southeastern Louisiana sit four strokes behind Lamar at 305 (+17), tied for the second-place position. The Bearkats are led by Noah Steele who broke even for the day at 72 after knocking down a tournament leading 4.00 par-four scoring average and six birdies. SHSU knocked down eight of their 14 birdies for the afternoon on the back nine.Southeastern Louisiana’s Joris Etlin has led his team to a share of second place at the end of day one with a field-leading 71, one stroke under par. Etlin began his day shooting even on the opening four holes before recording a trio of birdies on the back nine. The Lions remain poised to strike in round two and will have the opportunity to do so as they will tee off with Lamar and Sam Houston State beginning Tuesday morning at 7:45 a.m. CT on hole No. 10.McNeese resides in the fourth-place position, 18 strokes above par, with a 306 in the opening round of action. Blake Elliott leads the Cowboys and is tied for sixth individually with a 75. The McNeese squad was kept in contention throughout the day due in part to the team’s 14 birdies. Joining the Cowboys in the tee box Tuesday morning will be fifth-place Abilene Christian and sixth-place Houston Baptist. McNeese’s Nicklas Mattner, ACU’s Garrett Glanton and HBU’s Daniel Dimaculangan will begin at 7 a.m. on hole No. 10.Beginning at 7:05 a.m., 11th place Central Arkansas and Nicholls will tee off on hole No. 1. At 7:50 a.m., seventh-place Stephen F. Austin, eighth-place Incarnate Word and ninth-place New Orleans will be grouped together to tee off on hole No. 1.The split tee format will be put into effect for rounds two and three of the Southland Conference Championship due to impending weather conditions Wednesday, April 24. Rounds two and three of the championship will now take place on Tuesday with the third and final round set for a 12 p.m. start time. Pairings will remain the same for rounds two and three.To stay up to date with live scores and the latest information regarding the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship, visit Championship Central.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESFLAVIEN PRAT, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER:  “We had a good pace to run at.  She rated kind and she was travelling well the whole way.  I thought Mike Smith’s filly (K P Pergoliscious) would be tough, but my filly gave me a good kick turning for home.”TRAINER QUOTESRICHARD BALTAS, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER: “The race kinda set up for her and she’d been training really well.  And, getting Flavien sure helps.“Nothing, I just gave her a little time, she popped a splint so I gave her like 2 months and she kind of needed a break, we were running her a lot, she’s dancing every dance, she loves Santa Anita, she got a good ride from Flavian, a lot of speed in the race and she got the job done.”OWNER QUOTESJEREMY PESKOFF, PANTSONFIRE, WINNER: “The horses never had any pace to run at the last seven races so I’ve indicated that she got some pace today and she showed what she could do.“I thought for the mile and a half the horse will run all day, and I thought to a mile and a half, would fit her to a tee, I’m not sure she’s good enough to run the Grade II and Grade I against the mile and mile 1/8 horses here, you know but at a mile and a half I think she is a legitimate horse, I’m just glad for her cause she’s had some tough luck.“We’ll just see what bares later I’m just happy to win here.”NOTES: Next Wave Racing, Pat Maciariello, Jeremy Peskoff and Mark SilversteinPantsonfire and jockey Flavien Prat win the Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes, Sunday, January 20, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Eriksen ‘to complete £17m move to Inter Milan’ but Spurs yet to give green light

first_imgSpurs boss Mourinho hit out at Conte’s public pursuit of the Dane with the former Chelsea managers going head-to-head over the transfer.Mourinho said: “I think we coaches should all behave in the same way in relation to transfers. I think we should always be closed until something happens.”Conte replied: “I no longer talk about the transfer market. The last time I did it, someone we all know twisted my words so I won’t say anything more.”Eriksen to play vs Middlesbrough despite Spurs boss Mourinho admitting he’s downed tools ahead of Inter transfer Barcelona have made a last-ditch attempt to bring Eriksen to the Nou Camp despite the Dane’s move to Inter being agreed in principle.The Catalan giants are keen on bringing Eriksen to Spain but the La Liga champions look likely to miss out on securing the player’s services.Initially Eriksen fancied a move to Barcelona’s El Clasico rivals Real Madrid but Los Blancos failed to show any interest in the midfielder and he met with Levy this week to confirm his preferred destination is now Inter.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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by 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 him Spurs manager Jose Mourinho previously admitted Eriksen, who has scored 51 goals in 222 Premier League games, had downed tools ahead of his imminent move away.Reports from Italy suggest the 27-year-old will sign a four-year deal at the San Siro when Spurs chairman Daniel Levy gives the transfer his seal of approval.center_img CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is on the verge of completing a £17million move to Inter Milan from Tottenham after agreeing hefty personal terms, according to reports.Sky Sports suggest the Danish playmaker has agreed a deal that could see him earn up to £320,000 a week, trebling his current wages at Spurs.1 Christian Eriksen looks set to complete a big money move from Tottenham to Inter MilanHowever, SunSport understands that Tottenham have not given the green light for the final transfer but Inter appear confident it will go through.Inter boss Antonio Conte is keen to add Eriksen to his squad as he continues his raid on the Premier League having already signed Ashley Young from Manchester United this month.Former Chelsea manager Conte is also trying to take players from his old club with deals for Olivier Giroud and Victor Moses being negotiated.Spurs are hoping to cash in on Eriksen this month as the wantaway midfielder’s contract runs out in the summer and he could leave North London for free at the end of the season.Eriksen can now sign a pre-contract agreement with foreign clubs ahead of a summer move but a January deal looks to be best for both parties.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenhamlast_img read more

Steven Bergwijn’s amazing journey from kid with beer can to new Spurs hero

first_imgTOTTENHAM’s £27m new boy Steven Bergwijn announced himself to Spurs fans with a stunning strike on his debut against Manchester City.And the Dutch forward will be looking to maintain his scoring streak with the North London giants, as he continues to settle at his new club.13 Steven Bergwijn scored on his Spurs debut against Man CityCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 Bergwijn owes his career to supportive dad, JurgenCredit: Instagram @j_bergwijnOne attribute that stood out in the 2-0 win over Pep Guardiola’s side was 22-year-old Bergwijn’s close control when under pressure.It’s a skill he can thank his dedicated dad for, who religiously tossed balls high up in the air for his young son to try and bring down instantly.The fleet-forward wide man is also no stranger to living the high-life, driving top-of-range Mercedes cars and dating a glamorous missus.But he had to work hard to achieve his dreams of earning a Premier League move.He comes from a loving family – and two years ago shared a cheeky photo on Instagram of himself as a kid with a can of Heineken.CRUYFF COURTWhen Bergwijn was just seven, his early promise saw him scouted by Ajax.After training, he would make his way home to Almere – some 18 miles form Amsterdam and head straight to Cruyff Court.At the tiny turf pitch, he would be joined by Surinam-born dad Jurgen, who would put his boy through his paces.”He’d toss the ball up in the air, like, way, way, waaaay up — and I’d have to bring it down under control in different ways,” Bergwijn told The Players’ Tribune.13 Bergwijn shared this photo on Instagram of him as a child with a can of HeinekenCredit: Instagram @stevenbergwijn13 Dad Jurgen Bergwijn has even more tattoos than his famous sonCredit: Instagram @j_bergwijn”Sometimes on my chest, sometimes with my feet. Because I was a bit smaller than the other kids, my dad knew that winning the ball in the air wasn’t going to be easy for me.”So he’d toss it up, and I’d bring it down. Over and over and over again.”A FATHER’S SACRIFICEAt the age of 13 Bergwijn moved to PSV after falling out with an Ajax coach, and the aspiring footballer became even more reliant upon his dad.Jurgen Bergwijn would drive nearly two hours to get his son to Eindhoven, sleep in the academy’s car park, then drive Steven back.”When I left Ajax at 13 years old to play with PSV, my dad became the only way I could get to Eindhoven to train with my new club,” he said.”Every weekday, we’d wake up at 5:30 a.m, eat breakfast, get in the car, and drive an hour and 45 minutes to Eindhoven for a 9:00 a.m training session.”I’d do all the things my dad taught me on the pitch while, about 200 yards away, he slept in the car in the parking lot. Then I’d come over, knock on the glass, and we’d drive all the way back and I’d go to school.”We did that for nearly two years. Two years.”That was the sacrifice my dad, and my whole family — my mom, sister and brother — made for me.13 Both Bergwijn’s parents were originally from SurinamCredit: Instagram @j_bergwijn13 Bergwijn always had the support of his brother and sister as he worked hard to become a footballerCredit: Instagram @j_bergwijn”They’d make that drive, too, to come watch games and support me whenever they could.”Eventually we moved to Eindhoven and the commute became a lot shorter, and the sleeping in the car finally stopped.”BECOMING A PRO BRINGS ITS TRAPPINGSBergwijn was an established player in the PSV team by the age of 18.And soon he began to enjoy the trappings of what being a top-class footballer brings.While he doesn’t boast a Neymar-like entourage, he does like his cars.His preferred choice of motor is Mercedes, and he’s been seen behind the wheel of a AMG GLE 63 worth around £120,000.Recently, Bergwijn also added a G Wagon to his car collection that has a starting price of around £93,000.Both cars won’t look out of place in North London’s poshest abodes, where the Tottenham and Arsenal’s football elite reside.13 After breaking into PSV’s first team, Bergwijn invested in some nice wheelsCredit: Instagram @stevenbergwijn13 Bergwijn shared a snap on Instagram with his Mercedes AMG GT 63 worth around £120kCredit: Instagram @stevenbergwijn13 Recently, Bergwijn added a £93k Mercedes G Wagon to his garageCredit: Instagram @stevenbergwijnA GIRL CALLED CHLOEBergwijn has reportedly been in a romance with stunning 21-year-old Chloe Jay since 2015.The fashionable Wag is a dancer, model and social media influencer with over 50,000 followers on Instagram.Latest Football featuresHOUSE OF GODMaradona’s teenage home now a quirky museum made to look like it was in 1978TIM VICKERYCunha’s goals for Hertha Berlin show he can succeed Firmino & Jesus for BrazilMAN THEY’RE BADMan Utd’s worst kits include vintage green and gold shirt & ‘cursed’ greyLewdicrousInside Lewandowski’s £7m flat in Poland with private cinema and a golf simulatorExclusiveTIM VICKERYBarcelona target Martinez stood out as a teen because of his talent and graftGONE TO THE DOGSGrealish, Sterling & Noble among Prem stars protected by £25k guard dogsMALIBU STANArsenal owner Kroenke’s £20m Malibu home where Princess Di was set to move inGROOM-ALDORonaldo’s hairstyles through the years, from blond highlights to tight top knotShe often shares snippets of her life online to fans, whether it’s onboard a private yacht in a glamorous holiday setting or getting ready to dine in a posh restaurant – she’s got the art of being a Wag down to a tee.And shortly after Christmas, Chloe stunned fans when she revealed she was expecting the pair’s first child together – a baby boy.They even threw a special party with their loved ones to celebrate the good news.13 Bergwijn dates stunning model Chloe JayCredit: Instagram @chloejaylois13 Jay is an influencer who boasts over 50,000 followers on InstagramCredit: Instagram @chloejaylois13 Jay has taken to Wag life, enjoying the trappings of expensive beach holidaysCredit: Instagram @chloejaylois13 This year Jay and Bergwijn will be welcoming their first child togetherCredit: Instagram @chloejaylois View this post on Instagram As many of you know i’m pregnant and expecting a little baby boy, I have not shared much about it yet, there are many reasons for that. I find it difficult to share things about my private life because everyone has their opinion, and not everyone always has the best intentions. I have also been sick and having a hard time that is why I try to find my rest as much as possible. That’s the reason why I have been so absent lately. I hope you guys respect that, I am working on myself to becoming the best mom I can be. I want to thank you all for the sweet messages and the support you always give me. Very grateful for that. I believe that everything happens for a reason, and you are coming to bright up my/our life👼🏽. After 4 years we are blessed with a mini us. Special thanks to our family & friends, you guys are the best. We can’t wait to meet you, love you already big bosss 💙 A post shared by 𝐂𝐇𝐋𝐎É 𝐉𝐀𝐘 𝐋𝐎𝐈𝐒.🧿 (@chloejaylois) on Dec 28, 2019 at 1:23pm PSTHow to say Steven Bergwijn’s name properly as Tottenham star reveals English and Dutch pronunciations before scoring on Spurs debutlast_img read more

NRL players may boycott WC

first_imgPhoto by: ROBERT CIANFLONE/GETTY IMAGES Caption: Cameron Smith, who is also the Australian captain, has already passed the 350 game mark. A proposal to ask NRL players, who will fill key positions in World Cup teams over the five-week tournament beginning late October, to withdraw their services was tabled at an executive meeting of the RLPA on Sunday and will be raised at the mass meeting of 300 players in Sydney.NRL clubs, however, claim such a player boycott would be in breach of their contractual obligations to promote the code.They point out that, unlike the Australian Cricketers’ Association, whose players were out of contract when they cancelled one tour and threatened to boycott another, 87 per cent of NRL players are already signed to contracts from November 1.All World Cup profits are paid to a central international fund, providing opportunities to grow the game and further opportunities for players.The RLPA rejects the argument NRL players are contractually obligated, claiming they would not be prohibited from ruling themselves unavailable for selection for Australia, New Zealand, England or another competing country.It would be a major sacrifice for Kangaroos and Kiwis players, considering they receive A$20,000 per test. RLPA president, Cameron Smith, who is also the Australian captain, has already passed the 350 game mark. He is contracted to the Storm for next year and could reach the once unimagined target of 400 games if he plays in the World Cup and next year’s representative games.In the already tense collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiations, NRL clubs have agreed to an A$9.4 million salary cap for next season, which includes a A$100,000 payment per club to the RLPA.Furthermore, clubs have agreed to a A$15 million hardship fund to be administered by the RLPA. It will receive A$3 million a year over the five-year broadcasting contract and apply to the top 30 players whose careers have been ended by injury.The RLPA will also be joint administrators of the RL Agents Accreditation Scheme and have an involvement in the players’ retirement fund.The NRL proposes to have its own A$1.5 million a year marketing fund for elite players to promote the game. RL Central is keen to grow its non-broadcasting business and believes the hire of popular players, such as Cowboys co-captain Johnathan Thurston, can achieve this.At issue is the claim the RLPA seeks to set itself up as a parallel administration to the NRL.Included in the A$9.4 million salary cap agreed by clubs is a A$400,000 club integrity fund where amounts are deducted for behavioural breaches.RL Central argues the single biggest challenge facing the code is the damage done to its reputation and sponsorship opportunities by players behaving badly and the consequent publicity.The RLPA would argue that an A$400,000 maximum hit on a cap of A$1.6 million, a possible 25 per cent reduction in players’ incomes, is too savage.They would further argue that publicity of some “atrocities” is exaggerated and panics administrators into draconian over-reaction and the RLPA would therefore insist on a role in determining sanctions.The NRL’s demand to access players’ personal bank accounts and prohibit them from consorting with known criminals is also an issue.While RLPA sources say a World Cup boycott is an unlikely outcome, chief executive Ian Prendergast has stressed the areas where his organisation is at odds with the NRL are not exclusively financial.He said: “The involvement of players throughout this process has been really impressive.”Monday night’s meeting is another opportunity for them to demonstrate their unity and how committed they are to securing fair outcomes across the various areas we have been discussing with the NRL.”The negotiation has always been about so much more than the finances to players. They are demanding to be respected and engaged in the future of the sport.”An NRL spokesman said there is a strong offer on the table and the NRL is hopeful it will be accepted by the players soon.Prendergast is a former AFLPA deputy chief executive. His pointed sabre has clearly rattled some. One club boss, in questioning his motives, asked: “Has Ian been sounded out for the Collingwood job and the vacant executive roles at AFL headquarters?”last_img read more

Warriors welcome back big guns for clash with Wests Tigers

first_imgHalf Shaun Johnson, centre Solomone Kata, and forward Tohu Harris have all been named in the starting side who will be looking to bounce back from their Anzac Day drubbing in Melbourne.In what could be a stunning turnaround, Issac Luke is set to remain in the No. 9 jersey despite being deemed unavailable for the next four weeks due to injury as recently as Monday.The in-form hooker went through Monday’s practice and is now pencilled in to start after he lasted just 16 minutes against Melbourne before he succumbed to a knee injury.Coach Stephen Kearney said the signs are positive for the Kiwis test veteran, who has been one of the resurgent side’s best through the season so far.”We’re not certain that we’ll play this week but we’re giving him every chance to play,” Kearney told Radio Sport.Newly-acquired ISP stand-out Karl Lawton will take the place on the bench vacated by Jazz Tevaga, who’s been ruled out with a shoulder injury. He’ll be the likely replacement for Luke should he be ruled unfit to take the field.Also returning is prop James Gavet, who missed the last five rounds with a hamstring injury.Anthony Gelling, Mason Lino and Isaiah Papali’i, all starters against the Storm, join Gavet on the extended bench.The Warriors will kick-off against the fifth-placed Tigers at 7:30pm on Saturday.last_img read more

Games Baton visits Variarata National Park

first_imgThe park is located on the Sogeri plateau, lying at 600m above sea level and 46km inland.There are many breathtaking and challenging walks and trails in the Variarata National Park with a network of trails, grassy picnic areas and shelters with barbecues.The baton enjoyed the stunning views of Port Moresby and out to sea at the lookout.The relay also caught up with Japanese tourists who were out birdwatching. Wallabies are common and birdlife is plentiful.last_img

PNG names OFC squad

first_imgThe winner will qualify for the 2017 FIFA Confederations Cup in Russia.Papua New Guinea head coach Flemming Serritslev has named a 25-strong training squad as the nation gears up for the 2016 OFC Nations Cup.The bulk of the players are coming from dominant domestic players Hekari United, with club captain David Muta joined by the likes of defender turned striker Koriak Upaiga, as the more experienced members of the squad.The 2016 OFC Champions League participants Lae City Dwellers are also contributing a large selection to the national line-up with strikers Raymond Gunemba and Nigel Dabinyaba set to lend their expertise.Serritslev has also included a number of rising talents, a number of whom have made their name on the regional youth circuit including Felix Komolong, Tommy Semmy and Patrick Aisa.Dutch-native Serritslev says he’s kept a close watch on the National Soccer League and has seen several players emerge from the competition.Team PNG has two friendly matches against the Solomon Islands penciled in for the March international window and also has plans to travel to South Korea to continue their preparations.The side is in their final day of a three-day camp where they are working on technical and tactical aspects of their game.Papua New Guinea training squad:Hekari United: Ishmael POLE (GK), Felix KOMOLONG, Sammy CAMBELL, Daniel JOE, Koriak UPAIGA, Jeremy YASASA, Otto KUSUNAN, Simon EMMANUEL, David MUTA, Wira WAMA, Papalau AWELE and Tommy SEMMY.Lae City Dwellers: Ronald WARISAN, Valentine NELSON, Japhet TIAMPO, Michael FOSTER, Raymond GUNEMBA and Nigel DABINYABAPKA Rapatona: John BAI, Philip STEVEN and Patrick AISAFC Port Moresby: Charles LEPANI, Roland BALA and Jacob SABUAWelgris: Agi MOSESlast_img read more

Hunters looking to win away match

first_imgWith three of the key Hunters players – Justin Olam, Bland Abavu and Adex Wera – suspended following a video review after last week’s game against the Townsville Blackhawks, Hunters coach Michael Marum added Wartovo Puara Jnr, Adam Korave and Nixon Borana in backing the team.Meanwhile, the Pride are playing for exactly that and have shown plenty in their last three matches with wins over Burleigh and Tweed, as well as a narrow 22-20 loss to the Blackhawks.Coach Marum is still impressed with the team despite last week’s loss to the Blackhawks, however, they have won the Round 13 clash 22-6 over the Pride and they look confident.The Hunters are looking to win this away match against the tenth-placed Northern Pride at the Barlow Park on Sunday.This weekend’s team includes;1. Stargroth Amean 2. Butler Morris 3. Noel Zeming (c) 4. Edward Goma 5. Philimon Kimisive 6. Ase Boas 7. Watson Boas 8. Enock Maki 9. Warren Glare 10. Esau Siune 11. Timothy Lomai 12. Ishamel Baikawa 13. Brandy Peter 14. Gahuna Silas 15. Adam Korave (c) 16. Benjamin Hetra 17. Nickson Borana 18. Wartovo Puara Jnr 19. Atte Bina Wabo.last_img read more