The 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 SCORE
Week 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. 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.
SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $212,517 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M. CAL-BREDS TO COMPETE ON SATURDAY IN $100,000 CRYSTAL WATER STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (April 26, 2019)–With sunny skies and fast and firm conditions projected, Santa Anita will offer fans a nine-race card on Saturday which will be punctuated by a Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $212,517.Saturday’s card will be highlighted by the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes, which will go as the fifth race on the program. For California-bred or sired 3-year-olds and up at one mile on turf, the Crystal Water attracted a field of seven, with Brandothebartender installed as the 5-2 morning line favorite.With a 20 cent minimum wager required, the popular Rainbow Six attracted $88,275 in “new” money today, helping to create a total pool of $280,582. While there was no Single Ticket winner, there were 43 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $1,104.60.Saturday’s Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:33 p.m. PT.First post time is set for 1 p.m. and admission gates open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
TOTTENHAM star Heung-min Son set a new Premier League record after bagging his first goal of the contest at Aston Villa.The South Korean superstar pounced on the rebound after his penalty was initially saved before sealing the match by punishing Bjorn Engel’s error to hand his side a crucial 3-2 victory.2 South Korean star Son Heung-min has now scored 51 Premier League goalsCredit: ReutersIt took his season’s tally to nine but his first strike ensured he became the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals.Son, 27, has needed 151 matches to reach the impressive milestone meaning he is averaging a goal every three matches.The forward is by far the most recognised Asian football in England’s top flight and is regarded as a hero in his native career.Previously it was Manchester United’s Park Ji-sung that was the biggest star after scoring 19 goals and 21 assists in 154 Premier League appearances.Ex-Newcastle midfielder Ki Sung-yueng has scored 15 times while former Leicester man Shinji Okazaki scored 14 in 114 matches.Shinji Kagawa made huge headlines when he left Borussia Dortmund for Manchester United in 2012 but only found the net six times.50 – With his 8th league goal of the season, Son Heung-min has become the first Asian player to reach 50 Premier League goals. Representation. pic.twitter.com/XF4EHv4Mq6— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) February 16, 2020 Spurs’ win lifts them up to fifth in the league and Son was quick to praise his side’s character.He said after the game: “We were 1-0 down so we showed our character and we didn’t give up.”I felt bad because I had a couple of chances to score but I got the winning goal which makes me very happy and I think the lads deserved the win.”2 Park-Ji Sung had scored 19 times for Manchester United in the leagueCredit: Mark Robinson – The SunMartin Keown says Eric Dier is playing in the wrong position at Tottenham MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost 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 clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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
Message to Martínez-AlmeidaThe patients, when they saw him with the ’10’ on his back, revealed, they already knew it was because of Futre. “All without failure, “he insists.”When they recognize him I open the EPI a little so they can see the shirt underneath. That rogue smile is drawn to them that only we understandWhen he saw that Futre himself echoed his photo on Twitter showing the red and white, the ’10’ on his back, he confessed that he had to “check several times “if the profile was verified, if it really was Futre.”I asked the colleagues if they were playing a joke on me: This is as if a culé of 10 years in two decades suddenly Messi writes to him one day. Crazy Paulo. ” When The shirt signed by Futre arrived at his house, he reveals, he laid it on the bed and looked at it in silence, for 10 minutes. “I felt like when a dog has been locked up for three days and you open the door for him. It is something that I will tell my grandchildren with the greatest pride in the world. “The interview ended with some advice (” justI appeal to common sense, to hand hygiene, the safety distance and the non-collapse of health centers if you are not really serious. But above all, empathy and respect towards the neighbor who is at home in confinement. Please do not be selfish “), a message to the Mayor of Madrid, Martínez-Almeida (“whatPlease do not stop our work to applause. There are many of us who are risking our lives and ours with temporary contracts without looking to see if we will be in our positions in a few months. When it comes to fighting day by day we do not look at our contractual situation, as if the administration does “) and a rojiblanco cry:”Party by party and fighting like brothers we will all win. “ Manuel Pujadas, the warden of the Gomez Ulla General Defense Hospital in Madrid, which went viral by sharing a photo in which he was seen fighting the Covid-19 with the red and white and the ’10’ painted on the back in honor of Futre, not only received a few days later a t-shirt sent and signed by his idol, he has also been interviewed by him in Sports world, newspaper with which Futre began to collaborate a few weeks ago. “I never thought that opening ‘Sports World’ I would see Paulo Futre interviewing me. Imagine for a second what it feels like, “he wrote on Twitter, a silent witness to all this history.”I thank Sports world have this space to interview you and give visibility to you and all the heroes without capes who fight daily for us, “the interview began the Portuguese.”The idol of this interview is you, not me, and from the admiration I ask you these questions“He continued. Questions about who is” the Clark Kent rojiblanco “, how he has lived from within the development of this pandemic, where Atlético comes from. I never thought that opening the sports world I would see @PauloFutre interviewing me, imagine for a second what it feels like, thank you all for the love and support, I hope you like the interview, it could not go out entirely but it is great, Aupa atleti, OBRIGADO IDOLO pic.twitter.com/s9TlqqQwx2– Pujadas (@PujadasManuel) April 14, 2020“I’m just a normal kid from Carabanchel“Pujada replied in the first place.” I am 36 years old and I am proud to be from Atlético. “In addition to his job as a guard, he is also a football coach in two teams, “CD Las Rozas: a cadet as first coach and senior B as second with Rafa Casado,” he points out. It was in the harshest weeks of the Covid-19 crisis (“the weeks from March 16 to April 3. We had to close the emergencies on March 30 due to collapse “):”Heads began to collapse in many of us. Not being able to leave the house for anything other than going to the hospital is undermining you. Many of us had not seen our relatives for too many days. Specifically, I have not seen my 6-year-old daughter today for 24 days. That’s when I thought I needed some talisman to give me strength and what taught me never to give up was my Athletics“
Babin has recently gone through the trance of his father’s death and Emi has been his fundamental support. The player, grateful for all the signs of affection he has received since then, wants to reunite with his mother and family when the confinement is lifted. Meanwhile, he hopes to reach the best physical level to resume training and competition. LaLiga SmartBank* Data updated as of April 17, 2020 “As my girlfriend knows how to play soccer from a very young age, sometimes she helps me in exercises, we play together, we shoot on goal, we pass and play soccer-tennis, so that mischief of competition is maintained. She is key in these tough moments on a personal level and she helps me a lot at a sporting level2, explained the Sporting player. “It will have to be played during the summer and I am convinced that it will be behind closed doors, unfortunately”Babin says. “Health comes first and it would be dangerous for there to be fans in the stands, so it will take a long time2,” he adds.The Sporting central defender considers it necessary to play a couple of games per week to conclude the league. “I almost prefer to play every three days because you train less and you play more”, he recalled, recalling his experience in Israeli soccer. Jean-Sylvain Babin also assures that “physical condition will be key” to face the return to competition with guarantees. And on that lap, the goal for the team led by Miroslav Djukic will be one, according to one of its captains, “to get closer to the‘ playoff. “ Jean-Sylvain Babin is a footballer loved by sportinguism who wants normality to return to compete as soon as possible. At the moment, it has to be applied in the preparation that allows confinement, although the central reveals two very important aspects that help him to carry it better than many others: the garden of his house and his girlfriend Emi.“I feel very fortunate to have a space like the garden of my case, where in the end I do all the exercises that Fran (Albert, the physical trainer) sends me, I do a continuous game of soccer,” Babin tells questions from journalists. in a video edited by the club. The grass helps him maintain contact with the ball that the vast majority cannot and he does it with the help of his wife, Emilienne Martine Tall, former player of several teams in the years she has been with Babin in Spain.
Ex-Dortmund boss Jurgen Klopp has told Liverpool he would gladly take the Anfield job – but only on his own terms. The 48-year-old former Dortmund boss is on sabbatical after stepping down from his job in Germany last season. He has made it clear he would happily work for the five-time European champions as long as he is the unanimous choice to do so and the club also scraps their transfer committee, according to the British tabloid the Daily Mail. Klopp is regarded alongside Carlo Ancelotti as prime candidates to replace Brendan Rodgers should owner John W Henry and the Fenway Sports Group decide to make a change. However, Rodgers’ inability to dictate his own transfer policy is something Klopp would not tolerate even if he does want to manage one of Europe’s top clubs. Having taken Dortmund to two Bundesliga titles and a Champions League final, Klopp is in a strong negotiating position and could extend his break until the summer when Pep Guardiola leaves Bayern Munich.
Former World Boxing Council (WBC) Super Bantamweight champion Alicia ‘Slick’ Ashley will get the opportunity to regain her title on Thursday, October 29 at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn, New York, when she takes on Republic of Ireland’s Christina ‘Lightning’ McMahon over 10 rounds. The fight had been originally scheduled for last month, but was postponed because of some concerns of the New York State Athletic Commission, with the supporting fights on the card. The word out of New York yesterday was “all is set, and we are ready to go”. The fight will be for the title left vacant by Jackie Nava, who defeated Ashley on September 6 last year in Mexico. Since then, Nava also won the World Boxing Association title in the same weight class, and has been declared a Super champion. She, therefore, vacated the WBC title, and this is what Ashley and McMahon will be fighting for on October 29. Anxious to get in the ring Ashley told The Gleaner yesterday that she was very disappointed when the fight was postponed last month, but “very happy that it is going to take place now”. She then added, ” I have even more of an incentive to put on a good fight now, and I am enjoying every minute of training for this fight. It is a year since I have fought and I am really anxious to get back into the ring and regain my title. I love being world champion.” Ashley goes into the ring with a 22-10-1 record with four knockouts while her opponent has a 7-0 record with three knockouts. Both boxers are known for their speed, and indications are that it will be a classic boxing match between two smart fighters, who are blessed with exceptional boxing skills.
A week before last year’s ISSA/GraceKennedy Boys and Girls’ Athletic Championships, Morant Bay High School’s Marcus Brown started training for the decathlon.The then 17-year-old would surprise himself after finishing third at Champs despite the short preparation period.A year later, Brown secured his first gold medal at the championships after tallying 6,781 points; bettering Buff Bay’s Amaudo O’Conner (6,649) and Rhodes Hall’s Asani Hylton (6,517).Brown disappointedPleased, but not satisfied, Brown expressed disappointment that he was unable to break the meet record of 6,988 points and the IAAF World Junior Championships qualification standard of 7,200 points.”Seeing that I didn’t get the record, which is what I had planned for to bring me to Worlds, I am a bit upset to be honest.”But winning this gold medal is still something to feel happy about,” he told The Gleaner after his event.”I could have performed better in the 110m hurdles. My PB is 13 high and I really should have cleared two metres in the high jump as well. Also, in the javelin, I could have thrown 47 metres, but only did 42-metre, so I certainly wasn’t at my best throughout,” Brown said.”My mom told me to come home with the gold medal and I’m glad that I was able to come out here and do that for her as well,” added Brown.His coach Damion Reid, the hurdles and field events coach at Morant Bay High – who himself competed at Champs and made the 400m hurdles final in 2005 – was extremely happy for his young charge.”I am elated for him. I only made a final when I competed at Champs, I never won a medal as an athlete, but to get a gold medal as a coach, it feels so good,” Reid said.
Kermorgant had opened the scoring by guiding in a header from Liam Kelly’s free kick, and Callum Harriott hammered in a thunderbolt in added time to round off the scoring. “Yann is an asset, both in attack and defensively,” said McCleary. “And it was a great ball from Liam, who also did very well. “I’ve missed a few pens, but somehow I get on the rebounds. It happened again. It happens sometimes, and if you’ve got people following up, they can score and help you through it.” McCleary said: “I was grateful to get a goal. It’s unfortunate for Yann that he didn’t score, but as long as we got that goal, that’s the main thing. “Callum Harriott got his goal right at the end as well, and that was a great finish. All the boys, whether they have been playing or not, they’ve all been superb in training and pushing each other to get that spot, so long may that continue.” Reading face another big challenge when they face Fulham on Friday in their next match. READING, England, (CMC): Garath McCleary said Reading were looking to be formidable on home turf following their 3-1 victory over 10-man Norwich City on Boxing Day. The Jamaica international hit a 68th minute goal from a missed penalty, as the Royals clinched their fifth consecutive English League Championship victory against the Canaries at the Madejski Stadium, the club’s ground. “It’s been going really well,” McCleary told the club’s website. “[This] game was obviously really tough – Norwich are a good team and on their day they can beat anyone. “They have a lot of players that were playing in the Premier League as recently as last season, so it’s good to get three points – and roll on Fulham, who we owe! “We’re trying to make this place a fortress, where we don’t get beat too often. We don’t want to get beat anywhere, but especially not at home. It was a good win, especially against a tough team like Norwich.” McCleary’s goal, hit on the rebound from a Yann Kermorgant penalty, was the middle of the three – and re-established a lead after Nelson Oliveira had equalised for Norwich. GREAT BALL