Abilene Christian Paired With Baylor in First Round of NCAA Tournament

first_imgInteractive Bracket | Game NotesINDIANAPOLIS – Fresh off a run to its first Southland Conference championship, the Abilene Christian soccer team will face Big 12 regular-season champion Baylor in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship at 7:30 p.m. CT Saturday in Waco, Texas. Sophomore Christina Arteaga, whose brace in the conference title match pushed ACU to a 3-1 victory over Stephen F. Austin, leads the team in shots (79), points (24) and goals (10) this season. She was named first team all-conference and landed on the all-tournament team. In their second full year of eligibility in the Southland Conference, the Wildcats tied a league record for single-season shutouts (13) and rank top-10 in the nation in goals-against-average (.502) and shutout percentage (.619). The Lady Bears (17-5) had a 10-match win streak snapped in the Big 12 Championship match, falling 3-0 to West Virginia. Juniors Shay Johnson and Michelle Mulrooney also appeared on the all-conference first team and the all-tournament team, with Johnson earning conference tournament MVP honors. Johnson found the back of the net twice at the tournament, including the game-winner against UCA.center_img Beating BU at home will be a tall task as the Lady Bears outscored opponents 25-2 and finished with a perfect 10-0 mark at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field, including a 2-0 triumph over ACU on Aug. 16. The Wildcats (15-5-1) are riding a seven-match win streak after three victories at last week’s 2018 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, including an upset of regular-season champion and top-seed Central Arkansas in the semifinals. The winner of Saturday’s match will advance to the round of 32 and face the winner of Vanderbilt and Murray State at a site to be determined.last_img read more

Dena Freeman-Patton Named Chair of NCAA’s Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee

first_imgDirector of Athletics Tim Duncan echoed Freeman-Patton’s excitement. “Dena Freeman-Patton is a transcendent leader within Intercollegiate Athletics and we are very fortunate that she is a member of #NOLAsTeam. She has been recognized for her impactful leadership numerous times, including this most recent appointment as chair of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee. She was an integral member of the committee that recently authored groundbreaking legislation, which led to all NCAA member institutions having to name an Athletics Diversity and Inclusion Designee by August 1, 2020. I am extremely proud of her, her many accomplishments, and look forward to seeing the results of her term as the Chair of the MOIC Committee.” “It has been extremely rewarding to serve on the MOIC Committee for the past three years with wonderful colleagues from all divisions,” said Freeman-Patton. “I look forward to serving the association as Chair starting September 2020, during my final year. We will continue the momentum of the ADID legislation and work to make collegiate athletics a more inclusion environment for our student-athletes.” Courtesy of University of New Orleans AthleticsNEW ORLEANS, La. – New Orleans Deputy Athletic Director/Chief Operating Officer Dena Freeman-Patton was recently appointed chair of the NCAA’s Minority Opportunities and Interests Committee (MOIC), a year-long designation. Freeman-Patton is in her first season on the Lakefront and is an executive staff member, overseeing facilities, capital projects, equipment and sports medicine while also serving as the sport administrator for men’s basketball. Named 2018 Administrator of the Year by Women Leaders in College Sports (WLCS), she is also actively involved with the Minority Opportunities Athletic Association (MOAA) and the Emerging Administrators Academy.last_img read more

Mourinho to persuade Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld to extend contracts

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO could reportedly convince Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld to sign new Spurs contracts.The Mirror claims Daniel Levy is desperate for the trio to remain in North London as they approach the final six months of their respective deals.3 Spurs want Jose Mourinho to prevent three key players from leaving on free transfersCredit: AFPHe believes he will need to spend over £100million to replace all three next summer.But the arrival of Mourinho could persuade the stars to commit to new contracts.It is claimed Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld are excited by Mourinho’s appointment.And they are remaining open-minded over their future at Tottenham, despite being able to talk to foreign clubs from January.The Special One arrived at the capital club yesterday, less than 24 hours after Mauricio Pochettino was sacked following five-and-a-half years at the helm.Mourinho apparently believes he can get Eriksen, Vertonghen and Alderweireld back to their best.And all three could start when Spurs visit West Ham in Saturday’s early kick-off.However, with Spurs languishing in 14th place in the Premier League table, Mourinho could yet make a couple of signings in the upcoming winter transfer window.Most Read In SportTHROUGH 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 InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD 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 clubOne player said to be at the top of his shopping list is Portuguese ace Bruno Fernandes.The midfielder scored an incredible 31 goals for Sporting Lisbon last season.And it’s reckoned Mourinho is extremely interested in bringing Fernandes to Hotspur Way.3 Jan Vertonghen is out of contract at the end of the seasonCredit: Getty Images3 Toby Alderweireld and Christian Eriksen can talk to foreign clubs from JanuaryCredit: GettyJose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Werner slots cool penalty after Davies’ mistimed lunge

first_imgJoshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:26 pm Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:24 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG64′ Dele is not happy. The England man is subbed off – along with Gedson Fernandes – as Erik Lamela and Tanguy Ndombele come on to try and shake things up.There is no reaction from Mourinho and Dele is clearly frustrated as he throws a water bottle and one of his boots down. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:22 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG62′ This tie could have been over. Spurs have Hugo Lloris to thank.Angelino has all the time in the world down the left and feeds the ball into Werner. The German dummies it brilliantly to give Schick a glorious opportunity but the Czech cannot beat Lloris from eight yards.Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:20 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGLo Celso forces Gulacsi into another save. Bergwijn gets away down the left and pulls it back to the Argentine who feints to beat a defender but his low drive from 20 yards is straight at the Hungarian. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:18 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG59′ That is his 26th goal of this phenomenal season for Timo Werner. Ice. Cool. Premier League managers, are you watching? Load more entries… RB LEIPZIG were 1-0 winners over Tottenham with a dominant display in North London.Timo Werner’s penalty proved decisive as the Germans take a slender advantage into the second leg.Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:39 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGHere’s Julian Nagelsmann: “You have to perform at the same level again. It is only one game. “It is possible to beat Tot in their stadium so it is possible to win in our stadium.“It will be complicated in the second leg but it is possible with the right performance.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:30 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho on Dele: “I think he was angry with his performance, not with me,“I think he understood why I took him off and the team improved. “It’s difficult [to have Dele as a striker]. It is difficult to tell you our direction in the near future. “We are going to try things like we did with Lamela. “We are speaking about a very difficult situation.If I could I would move immediately to July 1 with Son, Kane, Lamela, Bergwijn, Dele but I am not I am on February 19.“I arrived 12 points behind fourth, we are now one point behind fourth. “The Chelsea players will be watching this on TV with nice sparkling water, lemon and we will not even sleep well. Thank you.”And as Jose leaves his presser, he sarcastically says “great question” to the journalist that asked whether RB Leipzig played well or Spurs played badly. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:25 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMore from Mourinho: “I’m not going to answer your question. I don’t like it.“Lamela didn’t train once with the team. He did a warm-up for the cameras. But he did not train. That is the player you saw play the last 20 minutes like he did. “Lucas and Bergwijn you saw two very tired players who gave absolutely everything. They will play again on Saturday morning.“The thing that keeps me confident is the mentality of my players – not just as players but as guys. They are a fantastic group of players.“They played with Werner, Schick, Nkunku. Both out after 70 minutes of incredible effort and intensity. They can leave Lookman on the bench. “On our bench we have one attacking player who did not train once. When I tried to change the shape of the team, I played with two players who were very tired. “We are in a very difficult situation, I am so so proud of my players. I am worried it will be like this for the rest of the season, it will be exactly the same. “One thing I can guarantee for the second leg is that even with whoever in attack, we are going there to fight.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:20 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho on Lo Celso: “You are right. He is playing fantastic. He played so well. He got a yellow card which is a huge limitation. “He managed it so well and in the last 20 minutes he was phenomenal with and without the ball.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:19 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGMourinho: “The result. 1-0 is 1-0 it is not 10-0. The result is open, it’s as simple as that. “We will not be the first team to lose at home and then win the tie.”Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:18 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGHere comes Jose…The Spurs manager is in his press conference now. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 10:13 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGThe visitors enjoyed more of the ball, more passes, more shots and, crucially, all the goals tonight.It means Spurs must score twice to win in normal time when they head to Germany in three weeks.A 1-0 away win would force extra time and then potentially penalties.Fail to win and, of course, last season’s finalists would be dumped out. center_img Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:55 pmFT: SPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIGThat’s it. Half-time in this tie and Spurs trail 1-0. Dele is straight down the tunnel, not happy. A very late penalty appeal from the home side was more out of desperation than anything else. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:53 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90+4′ A late booking for Lamela for using his arm as he goes up for a header.A minute to go and the RB Leipzig fans are in full voice.Unsurprisingly, the same cannot be said for Dele.The camera pans to him and he looks furious sat on the bench. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:51 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90+2′ Winks tries his luck from distance.But his side-footed effort was far too tame to cause any damage and succeeds only in giving the ball away. Poor decision. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:49 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG90′ FIVE minutes added on. Can Spurs find a crucial equaliser? Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:49 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG89′ Davies looks to make amends for conceding the penalty by almost setting up an equaliser.He stands it up and Lucas somehow – possibly with a slight push in the back – gets up to win it in the air.But the Brazilian cannot keep it down. Ampadu and Mukiele both receive treatment – the former from his goalkeeper for cramp and the latter for a nose bleed. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:45 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG85′ Another tricky run through the midfield – this time by Lucas – leads to another bundling over by a Leipzig defender – this time Halstenberg. Lamela shoots and has Gulacsi scrambling across his line but he gets down to turn it away. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:42 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG83′ Penalty-winner Laimer trudges off holding his shoulder after a collision with Lo Celso.He comes off and Emil Forsberg is on in midfield as Lo Celso lines up another free-kick in a similar position to the one a few minutes ago…This time he hits the wall. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:39 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG80′ Aurier goes flying to the ground as he realises he cannot get past Halstenberg down the Spurs right. He goes crazy, the White Wall goes crazy, Jose Mourinho goes crazy. But the referee is having none of it. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:36 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG76′ Schick comes off and Yussuf Poulsen is on in his place for the final quarter of an hour or so. A night of nearly moments for the Czech tonight… the early shot, the header and then the big chance in the second half when he was denied by Lloris. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:34 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG74′ Amadou Haidara replaces Nkunku, who was just booked.Mukiele goes down like a sack of potatoes after a tussle with Lamela… but suddenly jumps to his feet to get back and defend when Spurs look to get forward.That doesn’t endear him to the home crowd.Replays show Lamela put his arm across to shield the ball… nothing in that. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:32 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG73′ Answer: ALMOST!Lo Celso steps up and whips a curling effort towards the far post…But Gulacsi flies across to tip the strike on to the post for a corner. A fine save from the ex-Liverpool man. Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:30 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG72′ Lo Celso is the man looking the most creative once again for Spurs.He shows some good feet on the edge of the box and is brought down with Nkunku shown a yellow. Can one of the men over the free-kick deliver?Joshua Jones20 Feb 2020, 9:28 pmSPURS 0-1 RB LEIPZIG69′ As you can see from his touch map, Dele struggled to have too much of an impact on the game – and certainly not in the areas he would have liked. He had that one nice turn in the box to win the corner at the end of the first half but otherwise was limited to touches deep and out on the left. last_img read more

Sharks ready to move on after Origin

first_imgThe Sharks have had five players involved in the 2017 State of Origin Series and although James Maloney missed Saturday night’s loss, the other four players backed up in various emotional states.Valentine Holmes was riding the high of Queensland’s win but rotated with Gerard Beale between wing and fullback, Andrew Fifita’s Origin heartbreak was offset by the birth of his third child and Jack Bird and Wade Graham carried the burden of the Blues’ defeat into the clash with the Titans.But rather than blame any Origin hangover for the loss Flanagan insists it is on the training paddock where Origin has had its greatest impact on the Sharks, demanding his players now put that to the side and finish the regular season strongly.After dropping their Round 16 game to the Sea Eagles the Sharks appeared to have turned a corner with a 44-12 dismantling of the Roosters a week later but Flanagan said that only served to prove how good they can be with the right preparation.”What I was pleased about for the Roosters was I had my top squad to train for a week,” Flanagan said post game.”All sides are doing it and who handles it the best gets through the Origin period but there’s three Origin camps, 10 days of camp, we’re missing five players for 30 days of the past six weeks.”It’s not great for a footy team to train like that and we’re over that now so there’s no more excuses.”We’ve just got to put our head down, work really hard and get some results on the way home.”We can set sail for home now but we’ve got a lot of work to do. Nothing’s a given in this competition.”We’re not in the top four. We’ve done okay but we need to re-focus now, which we will.”Not part of a New South Wales Origin campaign for the first time since 2016, Sharks skipper Paul Gallen was a little more forgiving for how his side had managed the Origin period.Prior to Saturday night Cronulla had won three of their five games since the Origin players went into camp for Game One but Gallen acknowledged the disruption that comes with having such a strong representation across both teams.”To have five in it is huge and to train without your five best players for 30 days out of the past six weeks is very distracting,” said Gallen.”Thankfully it’s over. I think we’ve handled it okay but we’ve got no excuses anymore from next week. We’ve got to start stepping it up.”We’ve probably won more than 50 per cent of our games throughout the last six weeks so I think we’ve handled it okay for our biggest representation probably ever.”Gallen admitted that after such a comprehensive win against the Roosters that he was somewhat mystified as to why they fell so short against the Titans, refusing to blame the atrocious conditions for their display.”The Titans just wanted it a bit more than us tonight,” he said.”We weren’t good. They always seem to lift against us. It’s a pretty disappointing result for us considering how well we played last week and how well we completed.”To complete the way we did tonight and leak that amount of points, it’s not real good.”last_img read more

Sacked $1.3 million teen Moses Suli agrees terms to join Manly Sea Eagles, his third club in a month

first_imgThe terms of the deal, which was sealed late Friday night, weren’t disclosed but Suli is expected to start training with his new Sea Eagles teammates on Monday.Suli was sacked by the Bulldogs on Wednesday after a nightmare stint at Belmore that was marked by laziness and a lack of desire to put in for his massive contract.Suli and his manager were spotted with Manly officials at Narrabeen on Thursday morning to discuss an NRL lifeline.The Sea Eagles still have money to spend in their salary cap but have been unable to make deals due to the salary cap investigation hanging over the club.Suli grabbed the spotlight early last year when he was signed by the Wests Tigers on a deal worth $1.3 million over three years.However injuries curtailed his rookie season for the Tigers and he reported for pre-season in alarming shape, having ballooned to 130 kilos, about 20 kilos above his playing weight.After several warnings, the Tigers released him on January 31 and he was immediately picked up by the Bulldogs for the full term of his deal.However, his first axing didn’t deliver the message that Suli needed to lift his game and he was trouble for Canterbury from the start, turning up late to training and using stress fractures in his ankle as an excuse to get out of sessions early.Such is the regard for his talent that his manager Mario Tartak was always confident that Suli would sooner or later get another shot in the NRL.last_img read more

NSW Blues deny any players involved in new sex tape leak on eve of Game I

first_imgAn explosive report in the Sydney Morning Heraldclaims the sex tape was leaked in an attempt to “sabotage” the Blues, and allegedly involves a NSW player.Speaking as the Blues landed in Brisbane, coach Brad Fittler said: “We’ve been made aware of it and it’s not him.”NSW assistant coach Greg Alexander told The Daily Telegraph: “For starters it’s not even one of our players.”Asked if it was an attempt to undermine the Blues’ preparations, Alexander said: “The timing of it. Please. Of course it is.“The day we arrive in Brisbane this happens. It’s just a stich up.”The NRL has launched an investigation over the tape, in which the identities of the men is unclear.The video, which was reportedly filmed several years ago, shows the alleged player in a sex act being described as a “dirty dawg”.If true, it would be the latest in a number of sex tape scandals which save soured the game.Last summer, footage emerged of Bulldogs forward Dylan Napa having sex with a woman during his time at the Roosters.Another video was released which showed the Queensland enforcer performing a sex act on himself while another man shadow boxed next to him.Owing to the fact the tapes were from several years ago, Napa received a hefty fine from the NRL but was not banned.Then in March this year, Panther Tyrone May was arrested and charged with two counts of filming and disseminating sex tape footage without consent.May was stood down under the game’s no-fault stand down policy.last_img read more

Local boxing club gets new gear

first_imgThis came as a donation from the European Union and the Department of Trade Commerce and Industry under the EU-PNG TRI 2 Project.The project received the set of boxing apparatus from Theodist after purchasing some office equipment.Project manager and director general of Trade Division Max Rai congratulated Sankamap Boxing for producing elite athletes such as Pacific Games gold medalist Henry Umings.He said this is a testament of confidence and potential for further advancement in the sporting arena.Rai also acknowledged the progress that the club has made so far in establishing centres in other provinces including East Sepik and Bougainville.SBC manager Salome Rihatta was thankful for the donation and assured that the equipment will be put to good use as it continues to produce champion boxers.The club has more than 100 members in Port Moresby comprising students, unemployed from urban, rural and settlement areas and those employed who use boxing as a means to keep fit and healthy.SBC was established in 2013 and has also produced champions at the national level with Lennox Kungsi holding the 64kg title at the 2014 PNG Games.last_img read more

Ardan Turan generates an internal war in the Galatasaray

first_imgThe hobby has also been involved in that internal war, which sent a statement in which they say it would support Arda Turan In case you sign up for Galatasaray. In any case, it is said that the club would be careful and that signing an agreement not only would not pay a euro to Barcelona, ​​but also his salary would not be fixed, since the idea would be to pay him according to the parties he disputes. If he returns, he would meet again Radamel Falcao and would share the captain’s bracelet along with Legband. That’s where he rose to fame until nine years ago he decided to sign for the Atlético de Madrid, and that is why they are interested in bringing you. The problem is that not everyone supports the signing. Coach, Fatih terim, wants you in your workforce, as expressed in public: “I think the club should hug him because he belongs to the Galatasaray and deserves a second chance. The Galatasaray never abandons his children.” But the president, Mustafa Cengiz, do not think alike, at least for now: “Nothing has yet come to us. We talked to Fatih Terim on December 31 and he did not even rock the ‘A’ of Arda.” Istanbul Basaksehir broke a few weeks ago its assignment agreement with Barcelona and Arda Turan would have to theoretically return to Barcelona, where they don’t have him. However, it seems that his future is still in Turkey, as Galatasaray may be your new destination.last_img read more

Coronavirus: Ighalo does not travel to Spain for fear that he will not be allowed to return to England

first_imgOdion Ighalo, brand new signing of Manchester United, will remain in British lands while the rest of his teammates prepare the final stretch of the course in Spainas reported Sky sports. This is because not two weeks ago since the Nigerian battering ram stressed the discipline of the Mancunian team from China. Shanghai Shenhua, specific. The health alert that prevails at the moment by the coronavirus has led to a great social alarm with everything related to the Asian giant, so some countries have implemented restrictive policies as far as the movement of people is concerned.This is the reason why Ighalo does not meet his colleagues in Marbella under Solskjaer. The Norwegian coach himself was in charge of explaining it for the cameras of MUTV, claiming the following: “Due to the situation in China, we are not sure that he will be allowed to return to England if he leaves the country again, so he stays here working with a personal trainer and an individual program. “ Solskjaer also assured that his new striker “would have liked to come with his classmates and meet them “, but will not because of risk of possible tightening of border restrictions.In the meantime, United will remain focused on Spanish lands until next Friday. Missing are found in addition to Ighalo, Paul Pogba, with ankle problems, and Marcus Rashford, also injured. The good news for Solskjaer is that recover for these training days in Marbella Scott McTominay and Axel Tuanzebe.last_img read more