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Nicholls’ Podgursky, Southeastern Louisiana’s Insani Garner Weekly Tennis Honors

By on May 31, 2020

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Oleksandr Podgursky and Southeastern Louisiana’s Putri Insani are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Podgursky led the Colonels to a perfect 2-0 weekend by winning both of his No. 1 singles matches and picking up a top-line doubles victory. Nicholls edged UTRGV 4-3 on Friday and defeated Alcorn State 6-1 on Saturday. The Colonels (4-7) host New Mexico State this afternoon before heading to Abilene Christian for their Southland Conference opener at 2 p.m. CT Friday. Nicholls wraps up the weekend roadtrip against Incarnate Word at 11 a.m. Sunday. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Putri Insani, Southeastern Louisiana – Freshman – Jakarta, IndonesiaInsani moved to 4-1 in Southland Conference singles action with straight-set wins over UIW’s Jelena Dordan and A&M-Corpus Christi’s Carolina Bulatovic. Insani and partner Ximena Yanez remained perfect in doubles play as a 7-1 tiebreaker pushed the duo to a 7-6 win against the Islanders. Southeastern Louisiana (5-8, 2-3 SLC) continues league play on the road against Central Arkansas at 1 p.m. Friday, followed by an 11 a.m. match against Northwestern State on Sunday. Honorable Mention: Axel Vila Antuna, Lamar.center_img Victorious in four of her last five singles matches, Insani continued to dominate at the No. 1 position as a freshman. She picked up a pair of straight-set wins as the Lions split their weekend matches with a 6-1 win over Incarnate Word and a 5-2 loss to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Oleksandr Podgursky, Nicholls – Senior – Simferopol, UkrainePodgursky downed UTRGV’s Samuel de Felipe Garcia in straight sets, 6-3, 6-4, on Friday. After dropping the second set to Alcorn’s Gjorgji Popovski, Podgursky bounced back to take the final set 6-1 to improve to 3-1 in his last four singles contests. He finished the week off with a 6-3 doubles victory over Alcorn alongside partner Tobias Lentz. Honorable Mention: Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern State; Sanja Jolic, Lamar; Camille Townsend, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Yada Vasupongchai, Central Arkansas. 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.last_img read more

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No. 6 Islanders’ High-Tide Offense Washes Over No. 3 Nicholls

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first_imgChadwick’s team achieved its biggest goal – stopping three-time All-Southland guard Cassidy Barrios. The heart and soul of Nicholls’ (20-11) team, Barrios was held to 1-for-9 shooting in the first half as the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament MVP finished with only 11 points on 2-for-17 field goal attempts, despite adding seven rebounds, four assists and three steals.“We just weren’t hitting shots like we usually do,” said Barrios, who streak of scoring at least 20 points was snapped at four games. Her scoring output matched season-low, which came against Texas Southern on November 24.Much of the credit in stopping Barrios came from All-Defensive selection Alexes Bryant, whose size and speed helped to disrupt Nicholls’ all-time leading scorer, who was held without a three-pointer for only the third time this season.The Islanders shot just 32 percent from the field, but their aggressive nature on the glass made up for their struggles. Making the most of a whopping 24 offensive rebounds, A&M-CC scored 25 points off second chances while also turning 16 Colonels turnovers into 23 points.“We didn’t lose (Friday),” said Nicholls coach DoBee Plaisance. “There were a lot of lessons, and I’m in a place with these kids that, no matter what, we’re always, always going to be in that number. It was a tough one (Friday) and there’s certainly some things we could have done better, but I feel like we played hard.”The Islanders never trailed after Bryant – who finished with 14 points and seven rebounds – scored off an Emma Young pass to give them a 4-2 lead with 6:53 left in the first quarter. A&M-Corpus Christi took a 33-26 lead into intermission and were able to stretch the lead to as much as 16 points early in the third quarter before the Colonels worked back into striking distance at 49-40 with 3:12 left in the quarter.WBB: Young feeds Booth, and this @islanderswbb team is rolling. 58-43 advantage now over @nicholls_WBB. 7:48 remains in regulation. Winner gets @SFA_WBB Saturday.?? https://t.co/5nVFM9IfxF ???? @espn apps #GeauxColonels #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong ?? #ChampWeek pic.twitter.com/tEn4qlk8O9— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 Box Score | Photo GalleryKATY, Texas – Almost two months had passed since Texas A&M-Corpus Christi endured an 85-55 loss at Nicholls. On Friday, the Islanders showed the defending Southland Conference women’s basketball tournament champions that they were a different team than the one that day in Thibodaux, La.The sixth-seed Islanders kept their tournament championship dreams alive and dashed the hopes of a repeat for the No. 3-seed Colonels with a 69-56 victory at the Merrell Center on Friday afternoon. The win places A&M-Corpus Christi (16-15) into Saturday’s semifinal matchup against No. 2-seed Stephen F. Austin at 3:30 p.m. CT.“I thought our defense was once again March-ish,” said Islanders coach Royce Chadwick. “I thought we did the things that we had to do to play team schemes. Nicholls had a bad shooting night and we coupled that with our good defense. I thought it played into our hands.”WBB: After losing to Nicholls by 30 in the regular season, @IslandersWBB pulled off an impressive upset today. They’re into the tournament semifinals. Time to grab the team magnet and run to the big backstage bracket! #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong ?? #ChampWeek pic.twitter.com/bZaeO5ED3d— #SouthlandStrong (@SouthlandSports) March 15, 2019 Corpus Christi sealed the win with a 12-3 stretch that helped give them a 60-43 cushion with 7:22 left. At that point, Barrios had just one field goal as the Colonels struggled to find an offensive pulse without her.Trailing 61-43 with 5:35 left, the defending champs made one last push with a 9-0 run that closed the margin to nine with just under three minutes to play. The Colonels appeared on the verge of cutting the gap further before Young’s block of Airi Hamilton’s layup attempt triggered a fast break that led to Bryant’s layup on the other end with 2:12 remaining that proved to be the knockout blow.last_img read more

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Southland Football TV Selections Announced for Week Five

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first_imgHouston Baptist, the reigning STATS FCS Team of the Week following a 53-52 road win at South Dakota, will wrap its non-conference slate for a 6 p.m. contest with Texas Southern. That game can be seen on ESPN3. ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. *Southland Conference Game**All Times Central Saturday, September 28* Sam Houston State at McNeese, 6 p.m., ESPN+* Stephen F. Austin at Lamar, 6 p.m., ESPN+* Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State, 6 p.m., Cox Sports Television/ESPN+Texas Southern at Houston Baptist, 6 p.m., ESPN3Nicholls at Texas State, 6 p.m., ESPN+ FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference and its television partners have revealed game selections and broadcast times for football games to be played on Saturday, Sept. 28. While choices for the first four weeks of the regular season were completed during the summer, the remaining weeks will see picks made 12 days prior to kickoff.ESPN+ will feature Sam Houston State on the road at McNeese in a conference tilt. It will be the second Southland contest for both teams. The Bearkats open their season this Saturday, Sept. 21, as host to UIW, while McNeese is at Abilene Christian.The game is one of four games showcasing Southland teams on ESPN+ on Sept. 28. Lamar will host Stephen F. Austin in another conference match-up, while Nicholls will close out its non-conference schedule at Texas State for a 6 p.m. kickoff on ESPN+.Cox Sports Television is set to provide regional coverage of Southeastern Louisiana at Northwestern State. The Lions have won seven straight in the series. ESPN+ will simulcast the production outside CST’s territory.center_img Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. About ESPN+last_img read more

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SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILES

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first_imgDer Lu–Drayden Van Dyke–120Zusha–Tiago Pereira–120Queen Bee to You–Ruben Fuentes–122Message–Mike Smith–120Kaydetre–Brice Blanc–120Horologist–Joe Bravo–122Spiced Perfection–Joel Rosario–122Starr of Quality–Geovanni Franco–120First post time for a nine-race card Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Admission gates open at 10:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE. SHARP CALIFORNIA-BREDS SPICED PERFECTION & QUEEN BEE TO YOU HEAD SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $200,000 LA CANADA STAKES AS FILLIES & MARES GO 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 8, 2020)–A pair of recent graded stakes winners that were bred in California, trainer Peter Miller’s Spiced Perfection and Andrew Lerner’s Queen Bee to You, head a field of eight older fillies and mares in Saturday’s Grade III, $200,000 La Canada Stakes, to be contested at a mile and one sixteenth over the Santa Anita main track.By far the most accomplished runner in the race with earnings of $1.2 million, Spiced Perfection comes off a 2 ¼ length win going a one turn mile at Aqueduct in the Grade III Go For Wand Handicap on Dec. 7.Queen Bee to You ran the best race of her career in winning the Grade III Bayakoa Stakes by 3 ½ lengths over a track listed as “good” at Los Alamitos on Dec. 8 in what was her first graded stakes victory.SPICED PERFECTIONOwner:  Pantofel Stable, Wachtel Stable & Peter DeutschTrainer:  Peter MillerA two-time Grade I winner, this 5-year-old California-bred daughter of Smiling Tiger, out of Perfect Feat, by Pleasantly Perfect, led gate to wire, winning the Grade III Go For Wand by 2 ¼ lengths on Dec. 7 and will likely stalk the early pace in the La Canada when ridden for the first time by Joel Rosario.  A stakes winner at four different tracks dating back to her 2-year-old year, Spiced Perfection will be trying a mile and one sixteenth for only the second time in her career as she finished a close second versus statebreds in the Melair Stakes 12 races back here on June 3, 2018.  She is 20-9-5-2 overall with earnings of $1,214,405.QUEEN BEE TO YOUOwner:  Christopher St. Hilaire & Adam ValiTrainer:  Andrew LernerA stirring 4 ½ length winner going seven furlongs versus statebreds in the Betty Grable Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 17, this 6-year-California-bred mare by Old Topper, out of Silk Queen by Touch Gold stretched out to 1 1/16 miles over a wet track listed as “good” at Los Alamitos Dec. 8 and rallied for an emphatic 3 ½ length win under Ruben Fuentes, who rides back on Saturday.  Conditioned by a young trainer on the ascendency here in Southern California, Queen Bee to You is a “now” horse that should be extremely tough in her 33rd career start.  With earnings of $538,770, she has an overall mark of 32-7-11-5.THE GRADE III LA CANADA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTlast_img read more

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Eriksen gives jubilant Inter fans thumbs up as he seals £17m Spurs switch

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first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN gave fans a cheeky thumbs up as he completed his Inter Milan medical.The Tottenham star, 27, jetted to Italy on Monday morning to finalise the deal after the two clubs agreed on a fee of £17million.3 Christian Eriksen looked excited as he finalised his move to ItalyCredit: Alamy Live NewsChristian Eriksen has arrived in Milan to complete his move to Inter. | @fraporzio95 pic.twitter.com/SRcsdZf7wy— Daily Hotspur (@Daily_Hotspur) January 27, 2020 Eriksen even posed for a cheeky selfie with the supporters as they desperately tried to get a picture of him.The 27-year-old has reportedly agreed a deal that will see him earn up to £320,000-per-week with the Italian giants.He will the be the latest Premier League star to make the move to the San Siro after Ashley Young joined from Manchester United.And out-of-favour Chelsea star Victor Moses has joined the Serie A giants on loan until the end of the season.Eriksen has pushed for a move away from North London since he refused to extend his contract with Jose Mourinho’s side.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamSpurs were keen to recoup a small fee for the 27-year-old rather than risk losing him on a free deal at the end of the season.He has made 305 appearances, scored 69 goals and made 89 assists since he joined Tottenham from Ajax in 2013.But he has scored just three times this season and was dropped for the 1-1 draw with Southampton in the FA Cup.Speaking about his decision to leave out Eriksen, Mourinho said: “If you ask me if I think this is the best Christian I have to be honest and say no. 3 Christian Eriksen was swarmed by a huge army of fans as he arrivedCredit: Alamy Live NewsMOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut“If you ask me if I know the reasons, I am not an idiot, I am in football for many years and know clearly a player in this situation is not a player that is even if he wants.“I am not blaming or criticising the player, I am just saying it is normal a player in this situation doesn’t perform at the highest level.“But I can also say that he is helping us in matches that he is playing with us.”3 The Tottenham star posed for a cheeky selfie with the fansCredit: EPAJose Mourinho says Tottenham fans have to ‘respect’ Christian Eriksen even if he decides to leave as star is linked with Inter Milanlast_img read more

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Thaiday’s Four Nations campaign looks done

By on May 26, 2020

first_imgAustralia claimed the match 38-16 at the London Stadium, however Thaiday was forced from the field following a heavy collision with England forward James Graham. The pair clashed heads, with the Australian coming off second best, and was taken to hospital for scans on the injury. “Unfortunately it will probably put [Thaiday] out of the game next week,” Australian coach Mal Meninga said post-match. “I think it was accidental.” Kangaroos playmaker Cooper Cronk echoed those sentiments after the comprehensive victory. “With no disrespect to the other squads we’ve had previously, but we go deep into the 24-man roster,” Cronk said after injuries to Thaiday and dynamic back Josh Mansour. “Mal has stated he picked his best team tonight, and there will probably be changes through injury but as a senior player, I am super confident you can bring in anyone in this squad [and] they can do a job.”last_img read more

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Dread to see it: Barça and Valencia ultras sowing terror in Mestalla

By on May 14, 2020

first_imgA member of the Boixos Nois – ultra barcelonista group – has been arrested and sixty more have been identified after a massive fight between radical followers of Valencia and Barcelona that occurred in the vicinity of the Mestalla field hours before the meeting that both teams will play at four in the afternoon.The detainee has been by judicial claim, police sources told EFE, who explained that The group of ultras followers of the Catalan club approached the Plaza de la Hobby, located in front of the Mestalla field stand, where the radical followers of Valencia were.It was then that the fighting began until police officers who were already near the stadium facing the evening party intervened.Then they proceeded to the arrest and identification of those who had participated in the exchanges of blows and the launching of flares, bottles and other objects between the opposing groups.The incidents began around noon, hours before the start of the meeting, set for four in the afternoon in the Valencian enclosure. After the incidents, eyewitnesses to the events spread videos and photographs of the clashes through social networks.In the images you could see how those involved were hit with punches and sticks, plastic cones and flares were thrown that have caused smoke and also the tables and chairs of the bars that were open next to the stadium.Valencia statementBefore the scenes of violence that have been experienced this morning on the public road around the Camp de Mestalla, Valencia CF wishes:1. Express your most resounding condemnation, once again, towards any expression of violence by people who have nothing to do with the values ​​of the club or in any way represent their great hobby.2. Emphasize, in fact, the firm commitment that this entity has maintained for years with a zero tolerance towards all forms of violence linked to football and with the eradication and expulsion of the same from the Camp de Mestalla and a Young Animation Tier in which continues to perform a regeneration process.last_img read more

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Maia completes the trio of surprising Brazilian signings

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first_imgThe technical secretary Barcelona seems to bet decidedly for the young Brazilian talent in the last year of the mandate of the board chaired by Josep Maria Bartomeu. At surprise hires from the midfielders Matheus Fernandes and Matheus Pereira joins the latest news that the blaugrana club It has been made with an option preferences for Gustavo Maia, a 19-year-old Sao Paulo forward.As confirmed on Thursday ESPN Brazil, the blaugrana club has already paid one million euros by Purchase option for the Brazilian player and if he wants close the deal will have to put 3.5 million euros before June 30 to be done with 70% of their rights economic. The remaining 30% would be kept by Sao Paulo.This operation is done three months after Barcelona unexpectedly closed two agreements with Juventus for Matheus Pereira and with Palmeiras for Matheus Fernandez while letting four players formed in The farmhouse like Carles Pérez, Carles Aleñá, Abel Ruiz Y Alexander Marquis left the club. Matheus Fernandes (21 years old) is a defensive means formed in the Botafogo, team that transferred him to Palmeiras from where this winter market came to Barcelona in exchange for 7 million euros plus three in variables. Barça, the last day of the market yielded to Valladolid until the end of the season.Matheus Pereira (22 years old) joined this winter to Barcelona B in a strange exchange operation with the Juventus, what signed the young striker from Barcelona Alejandro Marqués for 8.2 million euros. Barça received in addition to money the transfer of Pereira with a mandatory purchase clause by the same amount. A trading card that looks more like trading to balance balances than sports interest.These two surprising operations have been now added Maia’s in a clear commitment to bet on young brazilian values before they explode and are out of the club’s economy.last_img read more

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Álvaro González will stay in France

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first_imgThe Cantabrian defender, Álvaro González, will stay at the end of the season in France to continue working for Olympique de Marseille. The central plays as on loan from Villarreal in the French team for a season and, he does it, loan with a purchase option that was initially secured was not compulsory. For this reason, it would be this June when the team from Marseille had to make that purchase option effective on the player, without specifying the amount and whether this was mandatory. But from the looks of it, Both parties had already agreed that this option would be compulsory, and that the French club would pay the four million euros that Villarreal spent on their hiring.. Thus, this summer or when that market can be opened, Olympique must make that purchase effective and pay this amount. With what the defense will already pass definitively to its ranks. It is true that although this obligation did not exist, The good performance of the Spanish defense being is a fixed and of the outstanding ones of the team, forced that definitive purchase. So it was quite clear that in one way or another, the player’s continuity was assured.Álvaro played in Villarreal three seasons, in which he came as a resource, but ended up being a fixture in eleven. But Raúl Albiol’s arrival to the team last summer made him look for a way out, with the idea of ​​having more minutes of which it seemed was going to have in the Castellón team. A departure that was given to French football, and to one of the historical ones such as Olympique de Marseille.last_img read more

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Murray: “Nadal can win 52 Roland Garros but does not know how Instagram works”

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first_imgNadal already confirmed some difficulties when it got here to placing Andy Murray within the dialog, one thing with which the Scottish joked in the course of the reside of the balear. “That is good … you can win 52 Roland Garros but you don’t know how Instagram works”wrote the Scotsman in the course of the dialog.Lastly Nadal managed to introduce Federer and Murray within the video name, leaving one of the crucial comical moments of quarantine on the planet of tennis. Rafa Nadal’s reside on Instagram left us, along with the responses of the Balearic tennis participant to the questions of the followers, numerous comedian episodes throughout conversations with Roger Federer and Andy Murray.last_img read more

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