Central Arkansas’ Lewis George Garners 2017-18 Men’s Golfer of the Year

first_imgStephen F. Austin’s Andy Lopez is the Freshman of the Year and a selection to the All-Conference Third Team. The Dallas, Texas, native had a 74.67 scoring average for the year and finished in the top 10 three times this season. He was the March Golfer of the Month. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Lewis George is the 2017-18 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Player of the Year, the league announced Thursday with the all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The junior from Cheshire, England, also won the David Toms Intercollegiate, hosted by LSU, in October and received runner-up honors at the Hummingbird Intercollegiate and Duck Commander Intercollegiate. He led the Bears in scoring average for the season at 72.4 and will compete as an individual at the NCAA College Station Regional on May 14-16. William Holcomb So. Sam Houston State Crockett, Texas Honorable Mention: Jake Hendrix, Stephen F. Austin The Bearkats placed three members on the All-Conference First Team in senior Jake McCrory and sophomores William Holcomb and Noah Steele. Sam Houston is the first team to accomplish this feat since Southeastern Louisiana did so in 2010. Christiansen was also a second-team pick. Sam Houston State picked up two individual superlatives in Austen Christiansen and head coach Brandt Kieschnick. Christiansen, a junior transfer from BYU, tied for fifth individually at the Southland Championship to help the Bearkats claim their third title in five years. He holds a 73.48 scoring average and 1.76 score versus par this season heading into the team’s showing at the NCAA Norman Regional on May 14-16. Kieschnick wins his third Coach of the Year award and first since 2015 after leading his team to three wins on the season and the program’s third NCAA Regional appearance. George is the second consecutive Bear to earn the award after Louis Tomlinson was voted for the accolade in 2017. He is also an automatic selection to the All-Conference First Team after finishing first at the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Golf Championship last week, carding a 71-72-73 for the tournament. Name Class School Hometown Name Class School Hometown Second Team Blake Elliott Jr. McNeese Liberty Hill, Texas Alex Clouse Fr. Abilene Christian Flower Mound, Texas Blake Elliott of McNeese rounds out the first team. The junior from Liberty Hill, Texas, finished second at this year’s Southland Championship and was selected for the NCAA College Station Regional.  Name Class School Hometown Austen Christiansen Jr. Sam Houston State Houston, Texas Jake McCrory2 Sr. Sam Houston State Deer Park, Texas All-Conference teams and individual superlatives are voted on by each league school’s head coach and sports information director. Voting for oneself or one’s own athletes is not permitted.center_img Player of the Year: Lewis George, Central ArkansasFreshman of the Year: Andy Lopez, Stephen F. AustinNewcomer of the Year: Austen Christiansen, Sam Houston StateCoach of the Year: Brandt Kieschnick, Sam Houston State Garrett Glanton Jr. Abilene Christian Dallas, Texas Ian Berrigan2 Sr. McNeese Helotes, Texas Carlos Trevino2 Sr. Houston Baptist Monterrey, Mexico Joris Etlin Jr. Southeastern Louisiana Frejus, France 2 Two-time All-Conference selection^ 2018 Southland Championship top finisher Rodrigo Rivas Sr. Central Arkansas Santiago, Chile Albert Badosa-Soler2 Sr. Nicholls Girona, Spain Lewis George^ Jr. Central Arkansas Cheshire, England Third Team McCrory, McNeese’s Ian Berrigan, SFA’s Angelo Leyvani, Houston Baptist’s Carlos Trevino and Nicholls’ Albert Badosa-Soler are each making their second appearance on a Southland All-Conference team. Angelo Leyvani2 Jr. Stephen F. Austin San Antonio, Texas Andy Lopez Fr. Stephen F. Austin Dallas, Texas First Team 2017-18 Southland Conference Men’s Golf All-Conference Teams Noah Steele So. Sam Houston State Kingston, Ontariolast_img read more

Crowe Crowned South Central Region Champion, Girard Advances to NCAA Championship

first_imgFinal ResultsCOLLEGE STATION, Texas – Lamar senior Jamie Crowe’s first-place finish headlined the Southland’s representation at Friday morning’s NCAA South Central Regional Championships, and both Southland Conference cross country individual champions secured spots in the national championship meet as Texas A&M-Corpus Christi senior Allyson Girard finished sixth in the women’s race.Crowe will be the Southland’s first male representative at the NCAA Championship meet since 2015 and the fifth Cardinal to qualify for the event in the last six years. After clocking in at sixth at the 2K mark, Crowe climbed his way to the top spot, finishing with a time of 31:36.3.Girard’s race played out the exact opposite, leading at the 2K mark and dropping to sixth when she crossed the finish line with a time of 20:41.5. She is the first A&M-Corpus Christi student-athlete to secure a spot in the national championship since Anne Ronoh in 2009. Three men and two women earned spots on the All-South Central Region team with top-25 individual finishes. Joining Crowe was teammate Jordan Rowe, whose time of 31:49.1 was good for seventh overall, followed by Incarnate Word senior Garrett Cortez, who finished 14th with a time of 32:16.3. Joining Girard on the women’s side was New Orleans sophomore Arina Kleshchukova, who took 18th with a time of 21:24.1.UIW’s men finished seventh with 194 points while Lamar took ninth (242), followed by Central Arkansas in 10th (260), Stephen F. Austin at 11th (264) and McNeese at 12th (337). Sam Houston (467) and Southeastern Louisiana (468) came in 17th and 18th, respectively, and New Orleans (630) and Nicholls (670) rounded out the scoring teams at 22nd and 23rd.With 290 points, A&M-Corpus Christi’s 10th-place team finish led the Southland’s women’s teams, followed by Stephen F. Austin in 13th (353), McNeese at 15th (373), Lamar at 17th (383) and Incarnate Word at 19th (489). Sam Houston State (542) and Nicholls (682) rounded out the league’s women’s sides at 21st and 22nd, respectively. Crowe and Girard will head to the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wis., for the 2018 NCAA Division I Cross Country Championships on Saturday, Nov. 17, hosted by Wisconsin.last_img read more

Lloris out until 2020 with horror injury – but Spurs keeper does NOT need op

first_imgHUGO LLORIS will not require surgery on his elbow – but is not expected back in 2019.Tottenham confirmed SunSport’s exclusive about the goalkeeper, who suffered a horror dislocated elbow in the 3-0 defeat to Brighton on Saturday.2 Hugo Lloris was left screaming in agony after he dislocated his elbowCredit: Getty Images – GettyHugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 7, 2019 A Spurs statement read: “Hugo Lloris has undergone further assessment this morning after sustaining a dislocated elbow in our match against Brighton on Saturday.”The findings have shown that although surgery will not be required, our Club Captain has suffered ligament damage and is not expected to return to training before the end of 2019.”Hugo is currently in a brace and will now undergo a period of rest and rehabilitation under the supervision of our medical staff at Hotspur Way.”The Frenchman fell awkwardly after he spilled Pascal Gross’ cross to gift Neal Maupay a third-minute opener for the Seagulls.Medics spent five minutes treating Lloris in the goalmouth before carrying him off on a stretcher.He was said to be screaming in agony as he was put in an ambulance and taken to hospital.He was discharged later and his wife posted a photo online of him recovering at home.The injury looked so bad it was widely thought he would need surgery to mend his elbow properly.But it seems that may not now be the case after doctors reset it on the day.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Scotland vs San Marino, Wales vs Croatia and England vs Bulgaria scores this coming week and win £100 A source close to the player earlier said: “There is no surgery planned at the moment and Hugo is hoping he will not need it.“Of course, that could all change if it doesn’t heal properly. But the early signs are looking good.”Tottenham have still not pencilled in a date for Lloris’ return to action but it is unlikely he will play again before Christmas.But French manager Didier Deschamps revealed the stopper will be out for the rest of the year – missing the final four Euro 2020 qualifiers.Deschamps said: “It is difficult to say exactly how long he will not be available.”What matters to us right now is that he will not be with us for this round of games or for the next.”Almost certainly, he won’t be back on the pitch in 2019.”It is another blow for the North Londoners after their poor start to the season.Their emphatic loss at the struggling Seagulls followed last week’s 7-2 hammering at home by Bayern Munich and their Carabao Cup KO at League Two Colchester.This has resulted in some of their own fans turning on them and calling for manager Mauricio Pochettino to quit.Defender Serge Aurier hit back at Spurs critics and called for fans to get behind them.MOST 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA 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 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 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 strutIn a post on Instagram he said: “There are times when nothing smiles on you.“Hiding and crying is not the best solution is like his life! “The only thing to do is to work twice as much as you did to get results!“So we are going to fight together as one man! We will get back to the top but only with the help of all our real fans who believe in us very soon.”2 The goalkeeper needed morphine to help cope with the pain following the shocking incidentCredit: AFP or licensors Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at Brightonlast_img read more

Three nations reach quarter-finals with 100 per cent record at Singapore Sevens

first_imgThe Pacific nation, winners of the Hong Kong Sevens last weekend, booked their place in the last eight by topping Pool A with a 100 per cent record.Fiji began by thrashing Hong Kong 52-0, before they swept aside Russia 38-7 and Canada 35-7 to complete an ominous start to the tournament at the National Stadium.New Zealand also progressed with three straight victories as they clinched top spot in Pool D.The All Blacks Sevens were pushed all the way by Scotland in their group opener as they battled to a narrow 22-21 win.They enjoyed a much more comfortable outing when they clashed with Wales, claiming a 36-14 victory to set up a pool decider with the United States.New Zealand got the better of their American opponents with a 21-14 win to follow Fiji into the quarter-finals.Australia were the other team at the event, the eighth stop on the Sevens Series calendar, to qualify with a 100 per cent record.The Australian side ended the day at the summit of Pool D as they ousted Samoa 19-12, defending Singapore Sevens champions Kenya 29-7 and Argentina 19-7.Fiji will play the US in today’s quarter-finals, while Australia are set for a mouthwatering battle with South Africa, the current Series leaders who suffered a surprise 17-12 reverse at the hands of England, winners of Pool C.New Zealand will play Canada and England, who themselves were on the end of a shock loss as they were beaten 24-14 by France, will take on Kenya.last_img read more

Holmes uses app footage to plot Slater’s demise

first_imgHolmes’ sparkling form to end 2018 sees him on track to become one of the Telstra Premiership’s elite No.1s, just as Slater wraps up a storied career that has helped redefine fullback play in the modern era.The Sharks custodian has been as keen a student of Slater as any, with Cronulla’s coaching staff preparing specific tutorial footage of the Melbourne maestro for Holmes to pore over.”We have an analyser app the coaches show us that they cut up some videos for me to look at,” Holmes said.”It’s not just [Slater], but Darius Boyd and even Tom Trbojevic, Tedesco and all those guys. I’m trying to see what they’re doing.”They’ve had pretty good careers and good years this year. I mixed my game into what they’re doing.”Holmes will not only have a front-row seat for Slater’s show at AAMI Park, but will be trying to bring the curtain down on the Storm champion’s career in Friday’s grand final qualifier.He has had plenty of chances to pick Slater’s brain in Queensland and Australian camps as well, but chose to sit back and watch for the most part during the Maroons most recent campaign.”Every now and then and after training I was asking a few questions defensively and why he went to certain position and why he pushed the forwards certain ways,” Holmes said.”He was working with KP (Kalyn Ponga) at the time because he was coming on as a lock, ball-playing second-rower like Michael Morgan usually does.”I didn’t want to intrude on his preparation, but whenever I could I asked but more so just watched and learned.”Along with Ponga, Holmes is in line to claim Slater’s Maroons jersey next year, while Roosters star James Tedesco is a slight front-runner for the green and gold No.1 in the Kangaroos’ end-of-season Tests.A Townsville youngster before shipping down to Cronulla as a junior, Holmes counts Slater and North Queensland favourite son Matty Bowen as his childhood idols.But with another grand final appearance on the line, the 23-year-old has no qualms about denying Slater a crack at a fairy tale farewell.”He’s obviously from Innisfail which is only up the road from where I was from,” Holmes said.”He was definitely a player I idolised, him and Matty Bowen. I’ve been lucky enough to play alongside and against him as well… They want to send him out like the champion he is.”I’m sure if we win he’s not going to be too disappointed with his career. I feel like he’s had quite a good career and he’s done a lot of things and it’s not going to be an easy task.”last_img read more

Hunters hungry for Seagulls

first_imgIn their round 6 encounter, the Seagulls beat the Hunters 36-18 at the BMD Kougari Oval in Brisbane.This was Hunters only loss this season.Both sides are coming off big wins last weekend with third placed Seagulls thrashing the Burleigh Bears 46-24 at Pizzey Park.The Hunters beat the Ipswich Jets 32-14.Hunters coach, Michael Marum has named a relatively unchanged side for this Sunday’s round 23 clash which kicks off at 2:30pm.The team with three to be omitted:1. Stargroth Amean 2. Bland Abavu 3. Noel Zeming 4. Edward Goma 5. Adex Wera,6. Israel Eliab(c) 7. Ase Boas 8. Henry Noki 9. Wartovo Puara 10. Esau Siune,11. Timothy Lomai 12. Kato Ottio 13. Adam KoraveInterchange:  14. Lawrence Tu’u 15. Atte Bina 16 Willie Minoga, 17. Enock Maki18. Thompson Teteh 19. Brandy Peter.last_img read more

Bring back school rugby: former Wigmen coach.

first_imgAndrew said this after questioning the naming of the 40 man train on squad for the PNG Hunters last week.He questioned how players like Stanley Olo (Mendi Muruks), William Mone (Hela Wigmen), Junior Rau (Mt. Hagen Eagles), Travis Waninara (Agmark Gurias) and Bernard Goma (Gulf Isapea) missed out on selection.“We don’t have to confuse ourselves here. The bottom line is to send players to the NRL and their feeder clubs and not about winning the Intrust Super Cup and becoming champions.He said if the current Hunters players cannot break into the NRL after three years then they should be replaced with new and younger players.“We’re here to develop players for the future and identify raw talent. We’re competing against Australia and we have to bear that in mind.“So let’s go back to the basics and start our school boys programs again,”said Andrew.last_img read more

Russian Sports Minister promises to resign if Russia is banned from Rio 2016

first_imgThe threat is hanging over Russia after the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) revealed they would push for such a sanction if its latest Independent Commission found evidence of state-supported doping at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi.The results of the report are due to be revealed no later than July 15.The Commission, chaired by Canadian lawyer Richard McLaren, was launched after Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow Anti-Doping Laboratory, claimed that up to 15 Russian medal winners  at Sochi 2014 were implicated in a clandestine operation in which doping samples were switched for clean ones.Rodchenkov, the subject of a criminal case from Russian Federal investigators, alleged that the state-sponsored scheme involved athletes ingesting a “three-drug cocktail” of banned steroids which were mixed with alcohol.It also featured as a covert system to replace the urine of affected medal winners with clean samples using soda containers and baby bottles, he claimed.”If all the Russian national team gets suspended, it would be a great failure for me,” Mutko told the Russian Match TV broadcaster.”I am ready to take all the responsibility and resign.”The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) last week decided to extend a ban on the All-Russia Athletic Federation (ARAF) imposed last November following the publication of the first WADA Independent Commission which found evidence of state-supported doping.Russia’s weightlifters are also facing the threat of being banned from Rio 2016.They are one of three countries, along with Belarus and Kazakhstan, who w ill be suspended for one year by the International Weightlifting Federation in the event that it is proven the countries produced three or more anti-doping rule violations in the combined re-analysis of samples from 2008 and 2012 Olympics in Beijing and London respectively.The 57-year-old Mutko has held the portfolio for sport in the Russian Government since May 2008.He is also President of the Russian Football Union and a member of FIFA’s ruling Council, giving him an important role in his country’s preparations to host the 2018 World Cup. Mutko claimed the IAAF should be disbanded following the decision of its ruling Council in Vienna last week but the stance of the world governing body has been backed by WADA.The ARAF are currently in the process of launching an appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport in Lausanne against the IAAF.The appeal is expected to be submitted in tandem with several from individual athletes, including double Olympic pole vault champion and world record holder Yelena Isinbayeva.Mutko revealed that, at the same time, Russian athletes will be encouraged to apply to the IAAF to compete as neutral athletes.An amendment to Rule 22.1A was passed by the IAAF means that if there are any individual athletes who can clearly and convincingly show that they are not tainted by the Russian system because they have been outside the country and subject to other effective anti-doping systems, then they should be able to apply for permission to compete in international competitions, not for Russia but as a neutral athlete.”Up to 67 athletes will submit individual applications to take part in the Olympic Games and simultaneously will appeal to the CAS to prove their cleanness,” Mutko told Match TV.last_img read more

Malaga negotiates with Victor “a friendly solution”

first_imgShaheen talked about other issues related to the current situation of Malaga:Economic situation: “The financial situation of the club is completely stable and that the management team continues to make the necessary changes to be able to achieve the return of Malaga to its corresponding position in the First Division. Since November the club has reduced its operating expenses in the amount of 939,138 euros and increased its income in the amount of 953,000 euros. Likewise, a new management structure has been launched to provide the necessary balance to the budget until the end of this 2019-20 season, as reflected in the audited financial statements that have been shared with LaLiga last December. LaLiga recognizes that the club’s plan is on the right track and we are confident in the path ahead and in the changes we are making. There is a set of consolidation measures and search for efficiencies that are being implemented every day. ”Winter market: “I work hand in hand with Manolo Gaspar, sports director of the club, in order to use this winter market to strengthen the team with incorporations and strategic adjustments. A good example of this is the incorporation of Sergio Buenacasa. We are convinced that the strategic signings of the first team will help to finish the season as high as possible in the standings at the end of this second round. With stable finances and the changes that are taking place in the club, we have the conviction that the first team will generate sports results that match the efforts of its players and their potential. Malaga wants to thank everyone’s unconditional support and patience while working hard to return the team to the place where it really belongs and should be. ”Viability plan: “We have had very productive meetings with LaLiga. The plan is long term, we work closely with LaLiga and all the steps we take are approved. The plan aims to strengthen the club in the financial aspect to have a stronger position in winter and also in summer. Mainly, what we have done is a review of the entire structure, contracts, to review the agreements so that it can be the most efficient use and the highest efficiency from the point of view of income. In the sporting aspect, we are working with Manolo Gaspar facing the winter and summer market, with the logical limitations derived from the rules trying to make the best use of the market. The changes that have been implemented in these two months have given the club enough stability, which will continue to compete until the end of the season. And that does not mean that no additional changes are going to be made to have greater efficiency. ”Loss of credibility of the property: “The goal is to work and demonstrate results. If the sporting results are positive, everything will help to improve. We want to show with actions the determination and the plan that we want to implement. The results are sure that they will be positive. ”APA demand: “The legal action you comment will not have an impact on the club and we will continue working without considering that.”Need to sell players: “The club’s plan is to strengthen the team, not to dismantle it at all. And both the plan and the actions will contribute to strengthening the workforce. ”Academy: “The Academy plan must be a medium-term plan, about two years. The idea is to have a strong Academy. The funds (4.4 million euros) are in the Foundation and will be dedicated to the sports city, the playing fields. It is something that is underway, is in discussions with the construction company and the team of architects. They are going to dedicate themselves to what is planned. We hope that there may be complete fields in the month of March approximately. The funds for this project are in the Foundation and will only be used for that project and for no other purpose. The original plan of the Academy has changed. In March there will be a field that can be used, with two soccer fields 7. The rest will not be in March, but work will continue. ” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 10, 2020 The general director did not want to assure that Victor will not return to sit on the bench of Malaga, ensuring that “Negotiations with Victor are underway and will be guided by the best interest for Victor and the club. All options are open. We want to reach a friendly solution“.Shaheen said that as long as an agreement is not reached for the departure of Victor and his coaching staff, it will be his second, David Dóniga, who remains at the head of the team: “There has been no interruption or interference in the training of the first team, which continues to prepare for the next game under the technical direction of the club’s sports staff. Until the situation with Victor is resolved, there can be no other coach, so the current staff will be the one to lead the game. Whatever the final result, the plans are activated to meet any eventuality. ”The plan drawn up by the entity is that it be Sergio Pellicer, current coach of the subsidiary, who assumes the bench of the first team on a provisional basis when Victor and his coaching staff end their relationship with Malaga. The desire of the club is for Pellicer to lead Málaga on Tuesday against Ponferradina in La Rosaleda, although no possibility can be ruled out in this regard.Although in principle the club had communicated that no questions would be accepted, before the protests of the information professionals present, Shaheen finally agreed to answer the questions of the journalists. The CEO explained that the coach was removed from his position “to protect the club, Victor and his family“Regarding the economic issue, Shaheen said that the Al Thani have decided to suspend their salary indefinitely. However, this statement was not translated by the club’s new advisor and lawyer David Díaz, who served as a translator. “The issue of loans has been taken into consideration in this stability plan. I want to make it clear that the property supports what is being done and the measures being taken and the aforementioned plan. Other actions that have helped balance the budget are that both the board of directors and the owner have suspended their salaries indefinitely, ”Said the CEO.center_img Richard Shaheen, general director of Malaga, has appeared this noon to explain the official version of the club about the ‘Victor case’and communicate that your situation is being discussed with the technician at the head of the team.“Málaga and Víctor are in talks about sporting points of view and recent extra-sporting events in order to solve the situation in a friendly way for everyone. Málaga condemns the violation of Víctor’s right to privacy and will continue to offer his support to him and the authorities so that those responsible are judged. These extra-sporting circumstances have also damaged the reputation and image of Malaga. We will always do what is best and most suitable for Malaga and soon I hope we will reach a solution that will be communicated when it is reached, “said Shaheen.last_img read more

Podolski returns to Cologne, but not as a player …

first_imgThe German Lukas Podolski will return to Cologne, a club that saw him grow as a footballer but not as a player, the German first division club said Tuesday.The Colony explained that they will jointly elaborate a concept that contemplates a function for “Poldi” within the institution yet to be specified. “A short-term cooperation was agreed, as well as the incorporation of Lukas into the club after his career ends,” the club said.“Lukas is an idol for a whole generation of Cologne fans and you will always find an open door in the club,” said the president of the institution, Werner Wolf. “We would like to take advantage of his love for the Colony and at the same time accompany Lukas in the very personal and important steps in his transition from the active career to the later era.” Podolski, 34, was enthusiastic. “I am looking forward to planning how I can support Cologne in the future. Cologne is, was and continues to be my home and Cologne is my club, “said the German, who joined Cologne at age 10 and played in the first team in the 2003-2006 and 2010-2012 seasons.The international was crowned world champion in Brazil 2014 and defended in 130 matches the shirt of Germany. He also had seasons at Bayern Munich, Arsenal, Inter Milan, Galatasaray and Vissel Kobe of Japan. A return to Turkey is being considered as a player, since he has had conversations with the Antalyaspor club.last_img read more