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Central Arkansas Crowned Women’s Tennis Tournament Champions

first_imgThe clinching point came at the top-flight singles matchup between Freshman of the Year Chunxi Xin of the Bears and Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli of the Bearkats, with Xin blanking Yamalapalli 6-0 in the decisive third set. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – In just its second appearance in the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Championship Match, Central Arkansas took home its first league tournament title with a 4-2 win over Sam Houston State on Saturday at the Thomas J. Henry Tennis Center. The Bears rode that momentum into singles play with QiLi Ma and Marli Van Heerden earning straight-set triumphs to put UCA on top 3-1. Sam Houston State attempted to make things interesting with Petra Kaszas bouncing back from a 6-1 loss in set one to win sets two and three by a score of 6-2, but Xin’s victory iced it at 4-2. For the sixth-consecutive match, Central Arkansas secured the doubles point with the second and third lines picking up 6-4 and 6-0 wins, respectively. BOX SCORElast_img read more

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MCN’s Dickerson, NSU’s Hofmann Garner Southland Baseball Weekly Honors

first_imgWeek Four Notes (PDF) Honorable Mention: Lance Lusk, Sam Houston State; Trevin Michael, Lamar; Eric Orze, New Orleans; Conner Williams, Central Arkansas. Extending his hitting streak to 10 games, Dickerson went 9-for-21 (.429) at the plate to help the Cowboys go 4-1 last week. He posted a pair of three-hit performances in a 12-4 win over Missouri on Tuesday and an 18-8 win over Southern Miss on Sunday. Dickerson tallied nine RBI, four runs, two stolen bases and a home run. Hitter of the Week – Jake Dickerson, McNeese – Senior – First Baseman – Beaumont, TexasIn the team’s blowout of Missouri, Dickerson came up to the plate twice in a nine-run third inning, recording a pair of RBI singles to bookend the Cowboys’ production. In his final at-bat, he singled to lead off the eighth inning and came around to score McNeese’s final run. Dickerson continued to show his fondness for the third inning with another RBI single in the frame against Valpo to put the Cowboys on the board in the 4-2 triumph. In the squad’s 18-8 victory over Southern Miss, he fueled a 14-run explosion in the middle innings, blasting a three-run home run in the fourth and roping an RBI single in the fifth inning. The Canadian born hurler retired 14-consecutive batters from the third to the eighth innings, marking the third start he retired at least 11 in a row. Hofmann faced four Panthers with runners in scoring position, fanning all four and never allowing a runner past second base. Hofmann (3-0) spun another Friday night gem for the Demons, striking out 11 batters over eight shutout innings, extending his streak of not allowing an earned run to 23 frames. Among Division I pitchers with a 0.00 ERA, he has pitched the most innings.center_img Pitcher of the Week – Logan Hofmann, Northwestern State – Junior – Starting Pitcher – Muenster, SaskatchewanHofmann continued his dominant start to the season, extending his run of earned-run free pitching to 23 innings, the longest streak to start the year in Division I. He sat down a career-high 11 batters on strikes and now owns a 29:2 strikeout-to-walk ratio. Honorable Mention: Connor Emmet, Central Arkansas; Luke Marbach, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Lee Thomas, UIW; Luther Woullard, New Orleans. Northwestern State (9-2) ran its win streak to seven games with a 10-8 Wednesday night victory over Louisiana and a 3-0 series-opening win over Eastern Illinois on Hofmann’s night. After dropping game two on Saturday, the Demons topped the Panthers 6-3 on Sunday to claim their third-straight weekend series. NSU travels to Baton Rouge, La., for a Tuesday-night tilt with Southern at 6 p.m. and hosts Abilene Christian for a three-game slate this weekend. McNeese (9-4) also picked up a pair of wins over Valparaiso on Friday and Sunday but dropped their first contest against Southern Miss on Saturday. The Cowboys host in-state foe ULM for a three-game series beginning with a 6 p.m. CT first pitch on Friday. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese first baseman Jake Dickerson is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Northwestern State ace Logan Hofmann earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday.last_img read more

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Japan ends badminton drought; India crushes Hong Kong

first_img‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Abueva determined to repay Alas’ trust as he begins Phoenix journey DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced Olympic champions Misaki Matsutomo and Ayaka Takahashi sealed the team’s 3-1 win in the best-of-5 series. They won 21-16, 21-11 victory over Huang Dongping and Zheng Yu. Japan hadn’t won the title since 1970, and China had held it for two decades.“China’s our biggest rival and I am extremely pleased to win this,” Takahashi said “I am privileged to have won both the Uber Cup and the Asian Games, which doesn’t happen very often. It’s definitely a different feeling from winning any individual title in my career.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’Chen Yufei gave China the lead with her 21-15, 21-12 victory second-ranked Akane Yamaguchi, but Japan responded with three straight wins starting with Yuki Fukushima and Sayaka Hirota beating Chen Qingchen and Jia Yifan 21-12, 21-17. Nozomi Okuhara fended off He Bingjiao 21-16, 19-21, 21-15 to make it 2-1.China had won the event in 10 of the last 11 Asian Games in a streak broken only by South Korea’s gold in 1994. Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardcenter_img Japan also won the men’s 4×100-meter freestyle relay ahead of China, which added Sun Yang to its quartet. The silver gave Sun a fifth medal at the games.Zhang Yuefi won two golds in the women’s 200 butterfly and the 4×100 mixed medley relay.For India, field hockey took top billing after the men’s national team routed Hong Kong 26-0. It was eight-time Olympic champion India’s biggest winning margin in an international event.And it followed a 17-0 win for the defending champion over host Indonesia, so there’s plenty to suggest the Olympic spot guaranteed to the tournament winner is a good incentive to win gold in Jakarta.The margin of victory over Hong Kong topped India’s previous record of 24-1, set against the United States in 1932.Rupinderpal Singh scored five times and Harmanpreet Singh had four goals as India continued scoring relentlessly right up to the last minute.In a scenic 104.4-kilometer (65-mile) course through fields and lush countryside, Na Ah-reum of South Korea won the women’s cycling road race in 2 hours, 44 minutes, 47 seconds. Na, the time trial champion four years ago, finished 1:20 ahead of silver medalist Pu Yixian of China.Among the 31 gold medals Wednesday, Mongolia won the 50-meter rifle 3 positions, and Rahi Jeevan Sarnobat held off Yangpaiboon Naphaswan of Thailand in the 25-meter women’s pistol final to win India’s second shooting title at Palembang. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms MOST READ Japan’s Nozomi Okuhara returns a shot during the women’s team badminton finals against China at the 18th Asian Games in Jakarta, Indonesia, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018. (AP Photo/Aaron Favila)JAKARTA, Indonesia — There’s no disputing this was a gold medal that ranked up there with a world title.Japan’s drought-breaking win over China in the women’s team badminton final was among the most-watched medal matches Wednesday at the Asian Games.ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? LATEST STORIES Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taal Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil “Although the Asian Games involves only countries from Asia, in the sport of badminton, the best players in the world are generally from this part of the world,” Chen Yufei said. “And also because this event occurs only once every four years, there is an element of prestige to this — it’s an important tournament.”Olympic champion Joseph Schooling was the first swimmer from outside China or Japan to a win a gold medal in the Jakarta pool. The 23-year-old Singapore star defended the 100-meter butterfly title in a games record time of 51.04 seconds.“It’s all about standing up for your country and yourself,” Schooling said. “I had some jitters before, but that’s good, it shows I’m taking nothing for granted. Every gold is special, it has its own story.”By the end of the fourth night of swimming, the duel in the pool was level with China and Japan having 14 gold medals apiece.Yasuhiro Koseki broke the Games record to win the men’s 100 breaststroke in 58.86 and complete a double, and Daiya Seto also picked up his second gold when he beat the defending champion and Olympic gold medalist Kosuke Hagino in the 400 individual medley.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

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George Gamble wins Roubaix Cup

first_imgShaw won yesterday’s race with a time of 59:25 while Gamble took second in 1:00:37. Third went to Gary Hilderman at 1:02:57. Pat Ferris finished his race in 1:05:06 and fifth was Davide Loro in 1:05:44.Sixth place was Dan Webster, seventh went to Roger St. Jean, eighth was Gord Harris, and Dean Lowery rounded out the field in ninth.The next race for the Blizzard Bike Club is on Sunday at 2 p.m. starting at Kal Tire.- Advertisement –last_img

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Lucy has it by a nose, wait, make that two

first_imgBreeder Scott Grund said Lucy’s noses seem to be working fine. “It looked like she was comfortable laying there in her bedding and breathing and spunky just like you want to see.” Krombholz said Lucy, who was born May 4, will be a pet and bred if she’s able. Mark Krombholz had to look twice at his new calf, Lucy – one time for each nose. “I didn’t notice anything too different about her until I got her in the barn,” said Krombholz of Merrill, Wis., “and all of a sudden I went to feed her a bottle of milk, and I thought maybe she’d been kicked in the nose and there were two noses there.” The second, smaller nose sits on top of the first. “It’s a functioning nose because the middle of her second nose, the flap would go in and out when she drank out of the bottle,” Krombholz said. “It was kind of funny.” 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

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No release clause in Neymar’s PSG contract – French league

first_img0Shares0000Neymar at a promotional event in Sao Paulo this week – the PSG star is still in his native Brazil as he recovers from a foot operation last month © AFP / Nelson ALMEIDAPARIS, France, Apr 20 – There can be no release clause in Neymar’s Paris Saint-Germain contract, the French league (LFP) insisted on Friday, in response to an earlier report in Spanish daily El Pais.The article in El Pais claimed that a release clause — worth no less than 300 million euros but whose exact value depended on certain results — could be activated from September 1 if the Brazilian star wanted to leave PSG. Neymar moved to Paris last August from Barcelona when the French club activated his release clause at the Camp Nou by paying 222 million euros, making him the world’s most expensive player.But while such release clauses are commonplace in Spanish football, the French LFP’s rules forbid their existence.“Club directors cannot draw up contracts with a ‘release clause’, providing for a contractual relationship to be broken by one party or another in exchange for compensation, a ‘termination clause’ or a clause allowing for unilateral termination with a French or foreign player, either for the club or the player,” according to the rule in question.A spokesperson for the LFP told AFP: “There is therefore no such clause in the player’s contract ratified by the legal commission of the LFP.”Rumours that Neymar could leave PSG in the next transfer window continue to abound while the player himself remains in Brazil, where he has been since undergoing surgery on a fractured foot at the start of last month.Spanish media have linked him with a move to Real Madrid.Spanish sports daily Marca have claimed that Neymar could leave PSG in the close season of 2019 for 222 million euros, the same fee for which he arrived from Barcelona.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

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Kimanzi named Jan KPL coach of the month

first_img“I feel really happy and privileged to win this award for the third time. The work that the players have put in in the training ground and the sacrifices they have taken have seen the team rise. Also, this is the product of a huge and committed coaching staff,” Kimanzi said as he picked the award on Friday morning.Mathare started the season well but have faded over the last few games and Kimanzi has blamed this on some element of fatigue but he remains confident they will regain the footing.“We started well because we knew that we are facing a very tricky season and we had to be smart in the way we did our pre-season, but at some point that streak has to break and after around 10 matches it did. Sometimes you choose to keep the same players and rotate less and that means some element of fatigue,”“But I am confident we will get back up. We can’t sit here and behave like it’s normal to lose a good run. We have to work to get back on top,” the tactician further stated.He now hopes that the winning charm flows over his entire team and a player from his stable will also earn player of the month award.With the trophy, Kimanzi also earned a monetary reward of Sh75,000 and a gift hamper from sponsors Fidelity Insurance.0Shares0000(Visited 5 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi receives his coach of the month award for January 2019. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluNAIROBI, Kenya, Feb 22 – Mathare United head coach Francis Kimanzi has been named the January Kenyan premier League Fidelity Insurance Sports Journalists Association of Kenya (SJAK) coach of the month for January, becoming the most successful with a third gong.The Slum Boys who started the season strong enjoyed an enviable streak in January, winning three and drawing two of their five fixtures as they kept their place on top of the standings.last_img read more

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Mario Balotelli to return to Liverpool for preseason training

first_img Mario Balotelli is yet to find a new club 1 Liverpool misfit Mario Balotelli will return for training this weekend as his Anfield exit is still not agreed.All players who have not had international commitments at Euro 2016 or the Copa America will report to the club’s Melwood base on Saturday as manager Jurgen Klopp begins his first pre-season.That means striker Balotelli, who was loaned to AC Milan after enduring a woeful maiden season at Anfield, in which he registered just one Premier League strike, will be subjected to the same rigorous schedule as the rest of the squad.Klopp’s four new signings – £30million forward Sadio Mane, defender Joel Matip, midfielder Marko Grujic and goalkeeper Loris Karius – will all be in attendance to meet their new team-mates.Liverpool had hoped Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola would have found a suitable destination for the 25-year-old, having been given the go-ahead to do so in February, but links with the Chinese Super League and Turkey have failed to turn into anything more substantial.Defender Martin Skrtel, who is still on leave after captaining Slovakia at the European Championship, is expected to complete a £5million move to Fenerbahce in the next few days as Klopp’s clear-out continues. The German boss has already allowed Kolo Toure’s contract to expire.On Thursday Liverpool agreed terms with Watford for young striker Jerome Sinclair, with Press Association Sport understanding the club will receive £4million instead of having to go through a tribunal to claim a development fee for the 19-year-old.Sinclair became Liverpool’s youngest player aged just 16 years and six days when he made an appearance in a League Cup tie against West Brom in September 2012.Although he scored his maiden senior goal in January, he has now chosen to try his luck elsewhere.last_img read more

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Humboldt State softball beats Hawaii Hilo, Azusa Pacific at Day 2 of Tournament of Champions

first_imgDay 2 at the Tournament of Champions brought a pair of performances that the Humboldt State softball team will hope to build on as the calendar flips from March to April.There was no foolin’ on the first day of April for the Jacks. Led by strong pitching performances by senior right-handers Kalyn Paque and Madison Williams, the second-ranked Jacks picked up a pair of wins, 6-0 over Hawaii Hilo and 4-1 against Azusa Pacific, during action at the Tournament of Champions in Turlock on Saturday.It …last_img read more

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Sharks’ forward makes his case as trade deadline looms

first_imgCOLUMBUS, Ohio — Pete DeBoer asked Kevin Labanc to ‘prove a point.’ Right now, he’s putting together a case that even his lawyer coach can’t easily dismiss.After the all-star break, DeBoer challenged Labanc to prove that he’s trustworthy enough to warrant a spot in the Sharks lineup down the stretch and into the playoffs. The Sharks coach wants a third line that can create mismatches in the depth of the lineup and Labanc’s penchant for defensive lapses, taking penalties and poor …last_img read more

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