FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dalesia Booth is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, league administrators announced Wednesday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The junior forward shot 11-of-15 from the field against Central Arkansas, pushing the Islanders to a 73-65 victory and a 1-0 conference record. The Islanders have won four of their last five contests.Basketball Player of the Week: Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Forward – San Antonio, TexasBooth reset her career-high point total for the second consecutive game after recording 33 points against Central Arkansas. The junior’s efficiency on the offensive end of the floor has boosted her to a team-best 14.4 points per game average. To go along with her scoring presence, Booth also ranks second on the Islanders’ squad for rebounds (57), assists (21), steals (19) and blocks (12). Honorable Mention: Kamry Orr, Central Arkansas; Macy Ray, Incarnate WordSouthland 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 – Northwestern State forward/center Ishmael Lane is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.With a pair of double-doubles last week, he extended his streak of consecutive double-doubles to seven games, the longest active streak in the nation. Lane averaged 18 points, 13.5 rebounds and 5.5 blocks per game as the Demons split their contests with an 81-73 overtime loss to New Orleans and a 74-72 victory over McNeese.Lane and the Demons travel to Beaumont for a Wednesday night clash with Lamar at 7 p.m. CT before hosting Stephen F. Austin at 3:30 p.m. Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Ishmael Lane, Northwestern State – Senior – Forward/Center – Port Allen, La.Along with 19 points and 15 rebounds against New Orleans on Wednesday, Lane neared a triple-double with a career-high eight blocks. His heroics included draining a long-range heave to beat the shot clock late in regulation and sinking a buzzer-beating 16-foot shot that forced overtime.His lone assist against McNeese came on a cross-court feed to Malik Metoyer, who put up the decisive shot, giving the Demons a 74-72 lead with 16.8 seconds remaining. The conference leader in blocks per game (2.2), Lane stopped a potential game-tying shot in the final seconds, his third of the day. He posted 17 points on 7-of-9 shooting and snagged 12 rebounds against the Cowboys.Honorable Mention: Nick Garth, Lamar; Moses Greenwood, Southeastern Louisiana; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State.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.
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 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”To take the decision it has, the Board must have a clear plan for what and who comes next. It needs to tell this Club’s supporters what that plan is.”And the Board also needs to consider its own role in this. Is the manager solely accountable? How much has the Board’s line on wages and transfers contributed to player unrest and disaffection? How much did it contribute to the situation we now find ourselves in? And will it change to help support a new manager?”We’d like to put on record our thanks to Mauricio Pochettino, Jesus Perez and Toni Jiminez for the fantastic football and magical moments they have brought us over the last five years.” MAURICIO POCHETTINO’S sacking has been slammed by Tottenham fans.Daniel Levy swung the axe this evening after seeing Spurs win just 25 points from their last 24 league games.1 Axed chief Mauricio Pochettino was extremely popular with Spurs supportersBut the Tottenham Hotspur Supporters’ Trust criticised the timing of the board’s decision, with Jose Mourinho odds-on to take the reins.A hard-hitting statement read: “We’re shocked and saddened to hear our Club has sacked Mauricio Pochettino and his coaching staff.”During his time at Spurs, Poch gave us many of our best moments as supporters, made Tottenham Hotspur a force to be reckoned with again, and forged a strong link with the fans. We will never forget the joy he brought us.”Of course, results in the league have been disappointing for some time. But many fans thought Poch had earned the right to turn it around in the first sustained period of poor form we’ve had during his time at the Club. We now have to look forward and take stock. But there are questions that must be asked of the Board of THFC.”The Club’s statement makes it clear the Board has decided to sack the manager and coaching staff. It is their decision.”We question why this decision was taken at the end, rather than the beginning, of the international break. We question whether the timing of the decision leaves the Club with much choice in who takes over. Tottenham sack Mauricio Pochettino in shock axe after poor run of form
Hunt set up the opening try and scored a brilliant intercept in the 34-12 victory while Lodge – booed every time he touched the ball – produced a number of errors and penalties plus the pass that was intercepted for Hunt’s 50-metre try.He did produce some strong carries in his team-high 137 metres and should be better in the long run.The Broncos completed at just 50% in the first half and their forwards comfortably lost the battle in the middle against the likes of James Graham, Paul Vaughan, Jack De Belin, Tyson Frizell and Tariq Sims.The biggest difference between the two teams though was in the halves as Anthony Milford and Kodi Nikorima each struggled to find anything resembling a dangerous attacking kick while their opposites had the ball on a string for most of the contest.Though positives were few and far between for the away team, rookie Jamayne Isaako had a fine game on the right wing, creating one of James Roberts’ two tries, while Tevita Pangai Junior – promoted to the starting side – was strong and heavily involved.While the opening was scrappy from both teams, the Dragons improved while the visitors did not, giving up a 10-2 half time lead while completing just eight of their 16 first half possessions.After a mini penalty goal shoot-out put the home side up 4-2 after 17 minutes, a forward pass from Darius Boyd cost Corey Oates the first try of the season.Cold drops from Lodge and Oates inside their own territory gave the Dragons a heap of attacking ball and it was a beautiful grubber from Hunt that inflicted more pain on his old team as Tyson Frizell won the race to the ball against Anthony Milford just inside the half-hour mark.A stunning chip back inside to Widdop looked to have extended the Dragons’ lead on the stroke of half-time but the skipper was correctly ruled offside.The Broncos started repairing their horror completion rate in the second half and scored the next try through James Roberts after an uncharacteristic Jason Nightingale drop from a down-field kick.That was as good as it got for Brisbane with Hunt’s 51st-minute intercept followed by a penalty goal for a 12-point buffer, then a powerful Euan Aitken try to make it 24-6 with 20 minutes to play.Roberts bagged his double courtesy of some soft defence to close the gap to 12 points with just under 15 minutes left but the Broncos continued to produce untimely errors.When De Belin motored his way up the middle, shrugging through Pangai, Thaidayand Lodge to plant the ball next to the posts, the contest was officially sealed. Nightingale’s ungainly grounding off a beautiful Widdop cut-out ball sealed the 34-12 result.
Coach Michael Marum has made a slight change to his starting line-up promoting Brandy Peter from the bench in place of Kato Ottio who has been ruled out due to injury.Marum has also brought in Warren Clare into the side naming him on the bench.The PNG side is currently in fourth spot on 22 points behind second-placed Wynnum Manly Seagulls and Ipswich Jets while Tweed Heads hold ninth spot.Wynnum Manly and Jets are also on 22 points following their mandatory two points from byes and maintain those positions due to superior percentage worked out using points for and against.Hunters have so far defeated top teams including competition leaders Townville Blackhawks in round 11 and second placed Jets at Kalabond Oval in round 13.The full team is: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Bland Abavu, 3. Noel Zeming, 4. Thompson Teteh, 5. Adex Wera, 6. Israel Eliab (c), 7. Ase Boas, 8. Henry Noki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Suine, 11. Brandy Peter, 12. Lawrence Tu’u, 13.Adam Korave.Interchange: 14. Warren Clare, 15. Timothy Lomai, 16. Willie Minoga, 17. Enock Maki, 18. Nickson Borana, 19. Atte Bina, 20. David Lapua, 21. Edward Goma. (Four to be omitted).Hunters will be hoping for eight consecutive wins and the challenge becomes more pressing to maintain this impressive run when they face the Seagulls away from home at the Pigabeen Oval at 3pm.
Solomon Islands have yet to register a win in this tournament having lost to American Samoa and Tahiti.The Pukpuks are undefeated and on top of the table.But this doesn’t faze captain, Fredson Soakai who guarantees they will cause an upset this weekend.Boasting one of the biggest forward packs in the tournament, Soakai says this is where the game will be won. “We know what the Pukpuks are capable of. We’ve watched them play and we’ve picked out their weaknesses.“It won’t be an easy game for PNG. I guarantee you that.””For us it’s also about pride so PNG can expect a very physical encounter against us. It will be a good 80 minutes of rugby,” said Soakai.The game gets underway at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium at 3:30pm.
NSL is calling on franchise clubs to submit their expression of interest with a fee of K5000 by Wednesday.This is limited to only five for the Southern Region and five for Northern Region with preference to those that address all affiliation criteria.The criteria include that franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with the IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within 3 years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.The TNSL board with endorsement from PNGFA advised that all franchise teams will be responsible for travel and accommodation costs out of the normal regional competition except for the semi-finals and grand final.All franchises intending to submit an EOI will be required to attend a managers/franchise owners briefing which will be held in Port Moresby during October.The annual affiliation fee is K60, 000 and must be paid before 30 October.
The former rugby league star had five receptions and nine carries for a combined 47 yards at running back, including an 11-yard run that set up the 49ers’ first touchdown.“I thought he represented himself well,” 49ers coach Jim Tomsula said.Hayne’s return to the field in the 32-17 loss at Detroit’s Ford Field on Sunday came after almost two months on the 49ers’ practice squad, with the Australian also showing his toughness taking a five-yard reception despite being hammered by linebacker Tahir Whitehead.In another play, Hayne was hit by Lions linebacker Josh Bynes, but bounced off and kept moving forward for a three-yard gain and more importantly a first down.Despite a strong first half by the 49ers, the team returned to their error-prone ways and tepid offence in the second half, in which they went scoreless. It was the new running back tandem of Hayne and DuJuan Harris combining with an improved offensive line that created gaps for them that helped the 49ers to their impressive first half.The 49ers’ drop to a four win, 11 loss season with Hayne doing enough to play next Sunday’s (Monday AEDT) final game against the St Louis Rams.
Picture: Reuters The younger Alex de Miñaur is once more decisive with one other comeback 01/05/2020 – 16:30 The Australian workforce, led by the younger Alex de Miñaur, has been the first to qualify for the quarterfinals of the ATP Cup after beating Canada, finalist in the final version of the Davis Cup in Madrid, by a convincing 3-0, and with out the contest of Nick Kyrgios.Sturdy victory of Spain over GeorgiaSerbia, Croatia and Japan clear up their debutsDe Miñaur returned to vibrate the native viewers that attended the Pat Rafter Area in Brisbane with a brand new comeback, this time in opposition to Canadian Denis Shapovalov, and received 6-7 (6), 6-Four and 6-2 to qualify to his workforce to the quarterfinals.Earlier than this duel, the Australian John Millman, who changed Nick Kyrgios as quantity two, as a result of Canberra’s was “stiff and sore” in line with Captain Lleyton Hewitt, did his homework in entrance of Completely happy Auger-Aliassime by beating him a blunt 6-Four and 6-2.The ‘aussie’ workforce needed to shut a brand new appointment in the undefeated ATP Cup, after successful on the first day of Group F to Germany by 3-0, and dubbers John Friends and Chris Guccione secured the third recreation in opposition to the Canadians Auger -Aliassime and Adil Shamasdin for 3-6, 7-6 (3) and 10-8.Germany beats Greece In that very same group and in addition in Brisbane, Germany turned to the epic to beat Greece 2-1. Stefanos Tsitsipas, defeated for the fifth time the German Alexander Zverev, who ended up obfuscated after committing ten double faults, in the first duel of the season between two gamers ‘prime 10’ by 6-1 and 6-4, to drive the encounter of doubles , after having received Jan-Lennard Struff to Michail Pervolarakis, 6-Four and 6-1.In the decisive double, the German couple composed of Andreas Mies and Kevin Krawietz, champions of Roland Garros, saved six match balls in opposition to the Greeks Pervolarakis and Tsitsipas to lastly win 3-6, 6-Three and 17-15. Russian maniata to the US In the meantime, in Perth, in Group D, Russia was once more relentless and sentenced the confrontation with the two particular person events in opposition to the United States to certify their victory (2-1)Quantity two Karen Khachanov endured the onslaught of American Taylor Fritz in the first set and managed to take the recreation in the third spherical with a consequence of 3-6, 7-5 and 6-1 in a single hour and 52 minutes with solely 15 errors not compelled.His compatriot Daniil Medvedev, revelation participant of the earlier season, left no hint of John Isner, who beat 6-Three and 6-1 in an hour, with solely two unforced errors and 24 successful strokes.In the doubles match, Austin Krajicek and Rajeev Ram defeated Medvedev and Khachanov, 6-Three and 6-Four to make up the consequence.Italy opens In that very same metropolis however in Group D, Italy was launched with victory, after falling in its debut in opposition to Russia by a blunt 3-0, and beat Norway for a 2-1 total consequence.The individual in cost of sealing the first level can be quantity two Stefano Travaglia who had no mercy with the Norwegian Viktor Durasovic by endorsing a double 6-1 in lower than an hour.Nonetheless, the Nordic participant Casper Ruud, who completed with the American John Isner in the first recreation, repeated the feat once more, after turning into the executioner this time of Fabio Fognini, who beat him by a double 6-2.This time they’d kind Fognini himself with Simone Bolelli, a pair accustomed to competing in the doubles circuit, to get the first level for the transalpine workforce after ending in opposition to Ruud and Durasovic himself 6-Three and 7-6 (3 ).Bulgaria, with agency step In group C, Bulgaria achieved the second victory on this competitors. This time by defeating Moldova by 2-1.Grigor Dimitrov didn’t hesitate in opposition to Moldovan primary Radu Albot and surpassed him by 6-2 and 6-Three in simply over an hour, after his compatriot Dimitar Kuzmanov did the similar earlier than Alexander Cozbinov 6-1 and 7-5 .Moldova signed its first victory in the ATP Cup after the pair fashioned by Albot and Cozbinov imposed themselves on Dimitrov and Alexandar Lazarov 6-Four and 7-6 (4).Comeback from Nice Britain The opposite confrontation of the group was the conflict between the groups of Nice Britain, who got here after dropping to Bulgaria at its premiere, and Belgium, which had not yielded a single level in its earlier check in opposition to Moldova.Veteran Steve Darcis stunned and added the first victory for Belgium after beating Cameron Norrie 6-2 and 6-4.Nonetheless, the British workforce didn’t quit and reaped the comeback after the victories, first of Daniel Evans over David Goffin by a double 6-4; and secondly with the level achieved in the doubles that confronted Jamie Murray and Joe Salisbury in opposition to the Belgians Sander Gille and Joran Vliegan, favorable for the British 6-Three and 7-6 (7).
In the Leagues with the current format, of three descents, 20 teams and three points per victory, no one was saved after adding 11 points in the first round. But they did teams that arrived at the equator of the competition in a situation similar to that of Espanyol. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 18, 2020 Osasuna 2008-09Also in the last game, and nothing less than defeating Real Madrid 2-1, he achieved the Osasuna permanence, which in the 2008-09 academic year concluded the first round with 13 pntos, seven of the first that obtained the permanence. Like Zaragoza, LaLiga finished with 43 units, making 30 in the second round and remaining only one of the descent, which marked Betis. It was the year, in Espanyol, of the miracle of Pochettino.Mallorca 2004-05Six points after salvation, having added 14 in the entire first round, Mallorca was planted after day 19 of three years ago. It was enough to add another 25 in the second round to save with 39. It even earned him a draw on the last day. The bar was low.Rayo Vallecano 2001-02The case of more placid salvation after a disastrous first round was starred in this Ray, which was at this point 16 points and was five of the seventeenth, and that four days from the end was already out. He finished eleventh, with 49, and with a final sprint of five consecutive victories that left the descent to ten points.Royal Society 2000-01And the first of the cases with the current format was carried out by the Royal in the second round of the 2000-01 academic year, which came with 14 points and five of the permanence. He added 29 to finish 43, just two of the descent, because on the last day he fell to Osasuna (0-1). Another that not only was saved, but suffered less than expected. Zaragoza 2011-12The closest example is that of Zaragoza of the 2011-12 season, which ended the first period with 12 points, seven of salvation, and ended up saving with 43, sixteenth. Of course, he had to wait until the last day, with a 0-2 in Getafe, to stay in Primera at the expense, precisely, of Villarreal, rival today of the parakeets.