The 2018 Southland runner-up Sugar Bears squad lost All-Conference First Team member Fernanda Lira to graduation but return three-time first team honoree Emma Svensson. The two were both selected for the 2018 NCAA Regionals, marking the first time in program history that the team has sent a pair of individuals to the tournament. The UIW Cardinals fly under the direction of first-year head coach Allison Howarth, who was named to the post this summer after serving as the graduate assistant last season. UCA starts its season at the Branch Law Firm/Dick McGuire Invitational, hosted by New Mexico, while UIW begins its season at the Hobble Creek Fall Classic hosted by Utah Valley. Both tournaments begin Monday. FRISCO, Texas – While two Southland Conference women’s golf teams – Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin got an early start to the 2018-19 season, Central Arkansas and Incarnate Word tee off Monday to start the new year. The remaining four league teams – Houston Baptist, Lamar, McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – will take the course the week of Sept. 15. The Southland Conference Championship moves to High Meadows Ranch Country Club in Magnolia, Texas, this season after two years at Woodforest Golf Club. The tournament is set for April 22-24, 2019. The Bearkats and Ladyjacks competed at the Lady Maxwell Cup, hosted by Oral Roberts, Aug. 31-Sept. 2 to open the new year. Sam Houston senior Jenna Phillips shot a final round 70 to win medalist honors by a stroke, leading the team to a second-place finish. SFA placed seventh with senior Erica Lautensack posting a top-10 finish. Joni Stephens enters her first year at the helm for the Islanders. The former ULM head coach takes her team to Yorktown, Ind., for the Ball State Cardinal Classic on Sept. 17-18. HBU, LU and McNeese commence their seasons at the University of South Alabama Intercollegiate on Sept. 15 for a three-day tournament in Mobile, Ala. The Huskies, who are two-time defending Southland champions, return the 2018 individual winner at the 2018 Southland Championship in senior Kaity Cummings and the 2017 victor in senior Lexi Brooks. Elodie Chapelet, a two-time All-Southland First Team selection, heads into her junior season for the Cardinals. The Cowgirls turn to the new year coming off a seventh-place showing at the conference championship.
HARD NOT TO LOVE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH WHO REGISTERS HIS RECORD-TYING 216TH CAREER GRADE I WIN; TRAINED BY SHIRREFFS, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.17
HARD NOT TO LOVE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE I, $300,000 LA BREA STAKES BY 2 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER SMITH WHO REGISTERS HIS RECORD-TYING 216TH CAREER GRADE I WIN; TRAINED BY SHIRREFFS, SHE GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:22.17 ARCADIA, Calif. (Dec. 28, 2019)–Lightly raced and cast in her first Grade I assignment, Hard Not to Love rallied from well off the pace to register a 2 ¼ length win over odds-on favorite Bellafina in Saturday’s Grade I, $300,000 La Brea Stakes at Santa Anita. Ridden by Mike Smith and trained by John Shirreffs, Hard Not to Love got seven furlongs in 1:22.17 while providing Smith with his 216th career Grade I win, tying him with retired Hall of Famer Jerry Bailey.Last with three furlongs to run, Hard Not to Love made an eye catching run around the far turn and collared Bellafina, who had fought off a serious challenge from Mother Mother, inside the sixteenth pole to win going away as Smith emulated Bailey’s horizontal “Cigar” fist pump at the wire.In her first pairing with Smith, Hard Not to Love, who took a six furlong allowance here by three quarters of a length on Oct. 25, was off at 11-1 and paid $25.20, $6.60 and $4.20.Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and Mercedes Stables, Hard Not to Love, an Ontario-Canadian-bred daughter of Hard Spun, picked up $180,000 for the win, increasing her earnings to $288,480. Out of the Vindication mare Loving Vindication, Hard Not to Love now has four wins from five overall starts.Bellafina, who took charge coming out of the chute and onto the course proper, was challenged around the far turn by Mother Mother, who got on terms with her a quarter mile out. Although she shook clear of Mother Mother a furlong from home, her chances were compromised to the extent she was no match for the winner late.Ridden by Victor Espinoza, Bellafina, who was off at 3-5, finished one length in front of Mother Mother and paid $2.40 and $2.10.Ridden by Joel Rosario, Mother Mother, who finished 4 ½ lengths clear of First Star, was off at 6-1 and paid $3.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.70, 44.41 and 1:09.31.
Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer3“And instead of highlighting the tactical change that allowed the turnaround in the game he chose to attack Mourinho.“What’s more, selflessly, he even warned Spurs players with such shots as ‘he will have no trouble throwing them under a bus’ or ‘if he has to bury a player in public, he will’.”Written before Saturday’s game at home to Bournemouth, Parames later took to Twitter after it was confirmed Dier was in the team. He wrote: “Dier is in the 11 and Sherwood cries.”The England man played the full game at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.José Mourinho hails Dele Alli’s work-rate after Tottenham star continues resurgence with double vs Bournemouth TIM SHERWOOD’S attack on Jose Mourinho has been blasted as “pathetic” by the new Tottenham manager’s closest aide.Ex-Spurs midfielder and former boss Sherwood claimed the Portuguese coach will regularly throw his players “under a bus” following his substitution of Eric Dier after just 29 minutes on Tuesday.3 Tim Sherwood was not too kind in his comments on Jose Mourinho after he subbed Eric Dier off against OlympiakosCredit: PA:Empics Sport3 Jose Mourinho since apologised after hauling off Eric Dier early against OlympiakosCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe North Londoners were 2-0 down at the time to Olympiakos and after the change fought back to win 4-2.Sherwood also claimed the ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss was happy to dig out his players in public. And his digs – on beIn Sports – have clearly angered Mourinho.Eladio Parames, who has known Mourinho since he was a child, used his column in Portuguese sports paper Record to fire back.He said: “The pathetic statements of some commentators are very annoying to me.“And they annoy me even more when they are spoken by people who, due to their sporting past, should have the good sense not to say such nonsense, especially in the media that reaches millions of people.“At the end of the match, in his first comment about the game, Mourinho made a point of apologising to Dier for his departure and explained the reasons that led him to make that decision.“He did well, because he didn’t have to, and everyone understood the reasons for the change.“Not quite everyone, because Sherwood, who was commenting on the game for a TV channel, didn’t hear the coach’s words or didn’t want to hear them, or maybe didn’t understand them.”His ‘brilliant’ coaching career leads me to admit to being the latter the most likely hypothesis.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one
England raced out to a 22-6 lead at halftime but could only manage seven points in the second, with execution an issue for Bennett’s side after a remarkable five forward passes were called throughout the encounter.Gareth Widdop had a mixed evening at five-eighth before shifting to fullback late in the clash with Bennett opting to test out George Williams in the halves leading into the side’s clash with France in Perth next week. “I thought we lost our way in the second half with the football in particular,” Bennett said after the win.”These games are difficult because you’re expected to win and nobody knows by how much. For us, a part of our journey is to be consistent and it’s not good enough. “We’re not a good enough team where we can turn it off and turn it back on. “We’ve got to keep it on all the time and did until half-time and then lost our way.”England skipper Sean O’Loughlin dismissed talk the side went into the second half with a complacent mentality after racing out to a 16-point advantage at the break. “We came in pleased at halftime but like Wayne said we lost our way and we’re disappointed,” he said. “I don’t think it was complacency, the boys were trying. We just weren’t nailing the passes or making the right decisions.”Both Bennett and O’Loughlin praised the efforts of Lebanon following the game, who will face heavyweights Australia next week in Sydney after a spirited effort in defeat.”I thought they played with a lot of energy and tried really hard, they had good structure and their ball control was good,” Bennett said.”Without a lot of star players in their team it was a credit to them.”Meanwhile, Bennett was tight-lipped over Robbie Farah’s biting allegations that marred the second half, with England winger Jermaine McGillvary placed on report in the 43rd minute. “It’s hard for me to make a comment,” Bennett said.”From where I’m sitting I can’t tell if he bit him or not.”McGillvary was unavailable for comment post-game with the match review committee set to decide if the winger is charged in the coming days.
The five tries were enough to secure a bonus point as the 2016 champions left their hosts with a third-straight loss – their worst start in three seasons in the competition.Hurricanes flyhalf Beauden Barrett, making his first start after coming off the bench in the 21-19 loss to the Bulls in South Africa last weekend, converted three tries while his replacement Jackson Garden-Bachop slotted a penalty.Winger Ben Lam and centre Ngani Laumape scored first half tries but flyhalf Nicolas Sanchez kept the Argentine side within sight, his third penalty in the 47th minute edging them within three points after the visitors had led 12-6 at halftime.Centre Matt Proctor put a damper on any hopes the Jaguares had of turning the match their way with the third try after 53 minutes, however, in another show of pace and power by the visiting backs.Julian Savea charged through several tackles on the right wing and passed inside to scrumhalf TJ Perenara whose pass was knocked backwards by his opposite number Gonzalo Bertranou only for the ball to bounce kindly for Proctor to carry over.Hurricanes prop Ben May was in the sin bin for a foul tackle when Vince Aso scored the fourth try and fellow replacement Blade Thomson completed the romp with one minute left.The Jaguares sustained the first two of their three losses in South Africa but there are mitigating circumstances in that they are still getting used to a new coach in Mario Ledesma and a tougher streamlined tournament.They held their own in the scrum and had a good defensive line but failed to sustain attacks through a good number of phases and tackled poorly in open play.The Hurricanes will want to iron out the mistakes and ill-discipline which a better Jaguares side might have been able to capitalise on, but they have served notice they are again a force to be reckoned with this year.They return to New Zealand to face the Canterbury Crusaders next weekend while the Jaguares, who are part of the sole remaining South African conference, host Australia’s NSW Waratahs in another cross-conference match.
The International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) decided not to lift the suspension, imposed after accusations of state-sponsored doping.Individual athletes can compete as neutrals if they prove they are clean.The Russian president called on other bodies, including the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to intervene.The IOC executive board said it would hold a telephone conference on Saturday to discuss the issue ahead of a full IOC summit in Lausanne on Tuesday.”There are universally recognised principles of law and one of them is that the responsibility should be always personified,” said President Putin.”The people who have nothing to do with violations, why should they suffer for those who committed the violations?”I’m assuming that we’ll have a discussion with our colleagues in the World Anti-Doping structure and I hope for a suitable reaction from the International Olympic Committee.”The country was suspended by the IAAF in November 2015, after an independent World Anti-Doping Association (Wada) report depicted a culture of widespread doping, with even the secret services involved.After that, Russia introduced reforms including an overhaul of the rules, the introduction of independent testing, and anti-doping lessons in schools.A task force has been studying those reforms but a fresh Wada report, issued on Wednesday, made more damaging claims.Although significant progress has been made to meet the IAAF’s criteria, it said, work still remains. In particular:The deep-seated culture of tolerance for doping appears not to have changed. The head coach of the athletics team and athlete appear unwilling to acknowledge the extent of the doping problem.A strong and effective anti-doping infrastructure capable of detecting and deterring doping has still not been created.There are detailed allegations that the Ministry of Sport has orchestrated systematic doping and cover-ups.Wada said officials in Russia were being stopped from testing athletes and threatened by security services.Rune Andersen of the IAAF said Russian athletics had been “tainted by doping from the top level down.””The systematic doping that has been ongoing in Russia – it’s difficult to pick the clean athletes,” he said.
Duels16twenty % duels won68.8%75.0% Good passes3025 Clearances94 StatisticsMilitaoMendy Total passes3040 Source: Opta.Militao has had a harder time entering the team. Ramos is unquestionable the axis of the rear (until his absence by sanction in Getafe, the captain had been a starter in all league games) and his partnership with Varane is virtually indissoluble for Zidane. Unlike his rearguard partner, his status seems defined in the unit B. The Brazilian is the 17th player in minutes of the white squad and even Getafe had only played 542 ‘(now it’s 632). A third of the minutes played by Militao correspond well to forced absences of Ramos (sanctioned for the games of Paris and Getafe), or half an hour of filming with Varane that Zidane gave him against Levante before the game against PSG. Success of passes78.9%62.5% Assists0one Despite the versatility of Militao as left-back (played in that position the final minutes against Espanyol after the expulsion of Mendy), against Valencia Zidane opted for Nacho to cover the loss of the French and Marcelo. But the slope of January and the irruption of the Copa del Rey on the calendar augur new opportunities. The numbers of Mendy and Militao in Getafe Faults sufferedtwo3 Recoveries57 Fouls committedoneone Mendy, who put the assistance for the first goal of Varane, surpassed with the Getafe match the 1,000 minutes played with Madrid this season (the account amounts to 1,032). Muscle injuries (he suffered two in total that kept him a month and a half out at the beginning of the season) and Marcelo’s competition prevented him from coming into play regularly. But his characteristics and the physical problems of the Brazilian have made him start in seven of the last nine league games (one of his absences, against Valencia, was by penalty). No chips available and no intention to sign, Zidane will have to make the least usual his best winter reinforcements. Militao and Mendy are two of the candidates to acquire greater prominence and are beginning to have it. The two defenders, signings both last summer, had a hard time getting into the team, but with the passing of the minutes they are becoming a solvent alternative for their coach. Losses1224 Minutes Played9090
Since he was in the same field as a month ago, this time before Intercity, Athletic applied the same recipe: a strong start. And he mixed the Las Llanas formula against the Sestao River: a deep pass from Iñigo Martínez for the race, in this case Williams was then Yuri, to define against the rival goal. The line-up did not give rise to speculation: many of the main actors went out to the franchised fief. All but Dani García, Muniain and Yuri. He missed the absence of an Unai López who is sanctioned for Saturday against Espanyol, so he was vaccinated against the brake of fatigue.The goal stunned Elche for a few moments, but very few. These people, perhaps boosted by the previous rounds and the desire of the Pacheta meritorious to look into the eyes of the second most successful team in the Cup in history, soon removed the grief and began to braid plays judiciously. In one of these, Milla rehearsed the shot from the crescent of the area and had to deny Herrerín with the right mitten. Pacheta has its ranks perfectly organized and with clear ideas. Jason delved into the Balenziaga area, which claimed too much and allowed a great center, which headed completely alone Fidel. The new Copa format was about to run over the most lazy and clueless Athletic of the Garitano era. Although the deriotarra coach does not relax even in a jacuzzi, his team should not have understood clearly the message that came from the lineup, with very few roosters resting. Perhaps seeing Elche, with unusual players in Second, he assumed that with a task of dressing it would suffice. But it was not so, the small fish grew and almost ate the LaLiga whale. After the draw to one in the regular time and being paralyzed, he felt the extra time, they won the lions in the penalty lottery and blessed that there is no VAR, because Herrerín took a couple of steps in the shot of Iván Sánchez, the fifth, and it must have been repeated. The 3-3 was reached in the penalty shootout. The drama was growing. Yuri and Dani Calvo were amazed. Also Vesga, who adjusted it very well to the post. And Tekio threw it out. The world came over him, thinking he was the villain. It was a bitter brooch on a great night all over Elche. The match went on extra time and continued to move the Garitano pieces. Williams was again the battering ram and Raúl García went to the right wing. Not even in the supplement did Elche give up its football principles. The panorama was to recalculate the route and go for the shortest. Villalibre had his own, but it was taken out by a San Román that was growing in the face of possible penalties. Núñez finished off a corner by touching the post and since there was no way up close, and Iñigo Martínez tried to surprise the goal goal almost from his own area. Elche ended up attacking in an enemy area. The epic peeked out her window, but on the penalties she ended up kneeling. After the break, he stayed in the Cordoba locker room, almost an unfair routine in recent times, whenever he plays because he had five calls away, and the disposition of the offensive front was changed. Muniain left for the midfielder, which Williams went to the right, Raul Garcia got nine and Lekue ran for the left-handed end. A score more in line with what has been seen in the League.In the last half hour a Bilbao monologue began. The franjiverdes are elegant in dealing with the ball and blunt when it comes to cutting off the rival danger, they do not go around with rails, Raúl García was half lost between two waters, neither in front of the band nor in the back. His first shot was in 67 and encouraged him to do three in four minutes, one of them near the post of San Román after downtown Balenziaga. The thing painted in extension and they launched their last challenge the locals, with Iván Sánchez progressing on the right, yielding to Folch, who focused only to the heart of the area for an Oscar Gil who wanted to place it and did not need an obvious shot. The stopped ball is a torture, the greatest weakness, for the lions: 15 corners and they didn’t even tickle. No auctioneer is found when the balls go to the area. Pacheta: “I don’t want to give prominence to the penalty, only to the great game of my team”Great team match, swim to die on the shore: “Today he won’t be able to do anything with me because of my team’s feelings. It’s a game in which I have seen my players grow. I am extremely proud and excited about what this team does. Athletic has 24 Copa del Rey. There are two or three children who have played and made a master’s degree, they are going to give us a lot until the end of the season, their performance has been of the highest level, it does not give us the machine yet to finish to the fullest, that is why we have ended up so tired. We compete honestly and loyally, it has been a battle that I am very satisfied with, it is the feeling I have, we had it in the 85th minute (Oscar Gil’s chance) We have to congratulate Athletic because they have been better in computing global. We defended well because although they had more possessions, they didn’t have great chances. “Herrerín advanced in the penalty of Iván Sánchez: “That’s what the VAR is for. That’s why we have to impose the technology. We have to incorporate it. If it’s ten or twenty centimeters, you have to leave it. If it’s true that it’s only one meter, repeat it. It was a risk to play with children. It was a risk to play with boys of the soccer base, but what I am going to say of his party. My feelings are of hardness “.It hurts to fall eliminated or fail both chances in the batch: “I am not going to charge against that action. If so, I should have repeated it. It is the most normal thing in the world, but the truth is we have had it to pass. Also they, with whom St. Roman saved her. sensations that my team is growing. When Juan Cruz could not play because of fever, three options appeared. “Mood of Yacine, Tekio and Iván Sánchez, who failed in the penalties: “Everyone has been vindicated. Penalties can be ruled out. Everyone has done the job they were supposed to do. World championships are won and lost because of these situations. I cannot claim anything from my players.”Attempt blocked. Óscar Gil: “We had it and against rivals of this nature you can not fail. In the 88th minute Oscar arrived very tired. Nacho Pastor, Mourad and he have made a master’s degree, with two balls. I’m excited for what I see. Now I still have to see how far the machine gives us. There are many hungry players that come from Second B and make us this game. “Change the chip: I hope we don’t pay for this fatigue: “Thursday’s training will be different to recover players. This defeat strengthens. Those who have played know that they can be protagonists in LaLiga. Pere Milla and Mfulu are growing, the three extremes are changing, Manolo is the most important player I have, Nacho Pastor and Mourad are giving us things. Now we have to train little and recover a lot. “A lot of tiredness and side effects: “In the 90th minute we had three players to change. We arrived just because Athletic demands you a lot. And this rival, more. On the bench we were about to ask for the fifth change. The effort has been fat and I hope not to pay it. Moral injection is important because everyone has realized that he can play. “Hobby Behavior: I am not able to discern what I give more importance: “I have been here almost two years and soon we get communion from the stands. People know what they have in their hands. We have received ovations several times tying or losing. 14,000 spectators have come. , and it has been a party, cheering and without insults. You have to enjoy it. Nacho Pastor and Mourad are knocking at the door, like Oscar Gil who is already an important player. If you have to fall before a large team, so be it. We’re sad for the tie, but excited for everything I see from this group of guys. “Garitano: “We had him lost, but this team never gives up”The Athletic Club coach of Bilbao, Gaizka Garitano, acknowledged, after overcoming the Cup qualifier against Elche in the penalty shootout, that his team was on the verge of elimination, but indicated that his players never give up. “The penalties are a lottery. We could win or lose. No one wins easily. We had almost lost it, but it is no accident. This team never gives up,” said the Basque, who declined to comment on whether his goalkeeper came forward in any of the key releases. Garitano said his team started the game well, but acknowledged that Elche was better in the first half. “Then we have owned the game, but we have trouble scoring,” he explained. As for the aspirations of his team in the Copa del Rey, the coach said that Athletic will play “butt” the tournament “because it is a very beautiful competition.” “These matches are like that and nobody wins easily. I think we deserved to pass, although I also congratulate Elche, who has played a great game,” said the Basque coach.
The big news in the morning session of Barcelona this Friday was the presence of Danish striker Martin Braithwaite, who exercised for the first time with his teammates. The former player of Leganés had to face tradition and travel as quickly as possible to the corridor of colleges that the Blaugrana prepared as a baptism of fire before starting the session. Between jokes and applause, the striker did what he could to avoid receiving more than one blow. In any case, your new partners they were especially benevolent with Braithwaite since they barely got angry. A session, by the way, that continued with the presence of the left side of the subsidiary, Sergio Akieme, which has been in dynamic first team all week, so everything indicates that it will enter the call for the match against Eibar as a substitute for Jordi Alba, injured last weekend at the adductor of the right leg and that will be about three weeks off. In any case, Junior will be the starting side for the match against Eibar.Quique Setién could count on a total of 16 players from the first team, since we must not forget that it has three casualties: Luis Suárez, Ousmane Dembélé and Jordi Alba. Hence, the youth of the subsidiary Ansu Fati will join the morning session, in dynamics of the first team all season, the central Ronald Araujo, the midfielder Riqui Puig and Monchu.
Koke’s springKoke returned to Granada. Headline. And, voila, Atlético won again. It would already be a trend. If in his absence he staggered until the presence in the Champions positions, at this moment the Cholo team is again third. After Granada came Valencia, tie, and later Liverpool, the ‘coconut’ of Europe, the champion of the Champions, the Klopp team that had only lost two games in the season, and one played with his team C, and 1-0, victory rojiblanca, and then did Villarreal, the team with which Cholo has the worst winning percentage (33%) in the League behind Madrid (24%) and Barça (0%), and also wins. And Koke’s goal, the third of the season, but the first of his life that he can dedicate to his son, Leo. Life with Koke as pirate life, life better. The numbers are incontestable but even more so are the sensations. February Athletic has nothing to do with January. Then he chained a month without winning in the League, now zero losses in four games. A discharge changed everything. The one of Koke Resurrection (Madrid, 1992), the bracelet returned to its arm, the victory also to the Athletic one. The pitos that a part of the stands dedicated to him in September sound more like heresy. That’s why he always plays, what Simeone might say. There is no Atlético footballer who improves his teammates as the captain does.Koke was injured on December 22 in the match against Betis (1-2) and was also low in the next, before Levante (2-1). He forced himself to be in Arabia, the Spanish Super Cup, but could only play 27 minutes against Barcelona. There, clack, myotendious lesion, obligation to stop. How he lived the Super Cup derby from the stands, unable to help his teammates on the grass, while still getting up in his seat, going down to cheer on his teammates at the end of the 90’s, before the penalties, was another game within the match Then winter fell on Atlético. Cold winter, lead. Five games without the captain, four defeats. Madrid in the Super Cup, Eibar in Liga, Cultural in Copa and Madrid again in Liga. In between, Leganés, tie. Very cold winter.