Southland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Autumn Bynum, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Elodie Chapelet, Lamar; Emma Svensson, Central Arkansas; Kaity Cummings, Houston Baptist. She ended the month with third place honors at the Little Rock Golf Classic. She had three birdies in the final round to finish six-over par and two strokes from the leader. FRISCO, Texas – For the second time this season, Sam Houston State sophomore Hanna Alberto is the Southland Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Golfers of the Month are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Kingwood, Texas, native opened the month with a second-place finish at Sam Houston’s host tournament, the Bearkat Invitational, en route to earning the Bearkats a team win. She posted two rounds under par; only one of two competitors to accomplish that feat at the tournament. The Bearkats will pick action back up in the spring at the Islander Classic, hosted by Southland rival Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The tournament is set for February 26-27, 2018, at the Corpus Christi Country Club. The two-time Southland Golfer of the Month then finished tied for 12th at 13-over par at the Pat Lesser Harbottle Invitational in Seattle, Wash., in a third place finish for the Bearkats. Alberto added two more top-three finishes in October to her resume, bringing her yearly total to four in five events.
LamarDewan Thompson Jr.NichollsChandler Arceneaux NFF Release | Complete Honoree ListIRVING, Texas – Four Southland Conference football student-athletes were named to the 2019 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Wednesday. Southland Conference NFF Hampshire Society Honorees Stephen F. Austin Hayden Scott The initiative has now honored 10.660 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007. Houston Baptist Langston Tunson Nominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2018, achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements. The honoree list is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An all-time high 1,643 players from a record-tying 424 schools qualified for membership in the society’s 13th year. Houston Baptist, Lamar, Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin each earned one spot on the list, including three 2019 Academic All-Southland picks in HBU’s Langston Tunson, Nicholls’ Chandler Arceneaux and SFA’s Hayden Scott. Lamar’s Dewan Thompson Jr. rounded out the league’s representatives. The 1,643 players honored in 2019 eclipses the previous record of 1,274 honorees in 2018. The 424 schools represented breaks the previous mark of 308 set in 2018.
PANTSONFIRE RUNS TO LATE BETTING AS SHE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT
PANTSONFIRE RUNS TO LATE BETTING AS SHE RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 ASTRA STAKES BY 5 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY BALTAS, IRISH-BRED MARE GETS MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURF IN 2:27.83ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2019)–At 6-1 on the morning line, Pantsonfire didn’t know it, but she was the recipient of a cascade of late money, which made her the actual 2-1 favorite in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Astra Stakes, a marathon turf event that she rallied late in to win by 5 ¼ lengths under Flavien Prat. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 5-year-old Irish-bred mare got a mile and one half over a “good” Santa Anita turf in 2:27.83.Fifth, about nine lengths off the lead as the field crossed the finish line the first time, Pantsonfire and Prat were content to maintain their position up the backside as frontrunners India Mantuana and Plein Air ensured a good pace. Heading into the far turn, Pantsonfire was on the move and a much closer fifth as she rallied four deep turning for home in what turned out to be an easy victory.“We had a good pace to run at,” said Prat, who was aboard for the first time. “She rated kind and she was travelling well the whole way. I thought Mike Smith’s filly (K P Pergoliscious) would be tough, but my filly gave me a good kick turning for home.”Fourth in her most recent start, a minor stakes on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields Dec. 8, Pantsonfire, who was also winless in her last seven starts, was off as the 2-1 favorite in a field of nine older fillies and mares and paid $6.20, $3.40 and $3.00.Owned by Next Wave Racing, Pat Maciariello, Jeremy Peskoff and Mark Silverstein, Pantsonfire notched her first stakes win and got her fourth win from eight Santa Anita stars while improving her overall mark to 20-4-2-4. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $218,936.“The race kinda set up for her and she’d been training really well,” said Baltas. “And, getting Flavien sure helps…She loves Santa Anita, she got a good ride from Flavien…And she got the job done.”Ridden by Mike Smith, K P Pergoliscious sat third for most of the trip in behind the dueling leaders and had to settle for second money, finishing a half length in front of Lynne’s Legacy. Most recently second here in the Grade I American Oaks on Dec. 29, she was off as third choice in the betting and paid $4.00 and $3.40.Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Lynn’s Legacy was off at 11-1 to and paid $5.00 to show while finishing a half length in front of Plein Air.Fractions on the race were 23.85, 47.02, 1:11.49, 1:37.03 and 2:03 flat.There is special Martin Luther King Day Holiday racing tomorrow at Santa Anita, with first post time for a 10-race card at 12 noon.
Santa Anita Park And Golden Gate Fields To Temporarily Close To The Public In Response To COVID-19;Races To Continue With Licensed PersonnelARCADIA, CA – With the utmost regard for the safety and well-being of our customers and employees and in following the best available guidance from local and international health authorities, Santa Anita Park and Golden Gate Fields will temporarily close to the public effective immediately.Both tracks will continue live racing as scheduled with personnel licensed by the California Horse Racing Board in attendance which will provide our fans at home with the opportunity to stay connected to the action via our 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.We will continue to monitor the situation and will look forward to welcoming our fans and guests back again soon.
TOTTENHAM have been given a big injury boost regarding Giovani Lo Celso after he was hurt in Thursday’s heated clash between Argentina and Chile.The on-loan Real Betis star, 23, picked up a nasty knock to the ankle in the feisty match – where ten yellow cards were shown.1 Lo Celso has given Spurs a big injury boost after revealing his knock is minorCredit: AP:Associated PressLo Celso was clattered into by a studs-up lunge from Charles Aranguiz after just 53 minutes of the game in Los Angeles.He was taken off the pitch in pain, but has now insisted he is fine.After the game, Lo Celso revealed: “It was only a blow, nothing to worry about.”Tottenham have an agreement to spend £55million on Lo Celso next summer on the completion of his year-long loan.So far, the Argentine playmaker has made three Premier League appearances – all off the bench – and is yet to start a game.But Mauricio Pochettino will be relieved he is not too badly injured – with fellow summer signings Tanguy Ndombele and Ryan Sessegnon also sidelined. And Spurs could also have been without Lucas Moura after it was revealed Barcelona had hoped to bring him to the Nou Camp this summer.Tottenham had appeared to be willing to sell too, but only for a fee of at least £45m – after he signed a five-year contract earlier this summer.The Brazilian forward was in fine form in the second-half of last season and scored a dramatic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.Man Utd to make stunning January swoop for Christian Eriksen after failed Real Madrid move
RYAN FRASER has reportedly told friends he would be keen on joining Tottenham on a free transfer this summer.Arsenal were believed to be in pole position to lure the winger away from Bournemouth at the end of the season.1 Ryan Fraser looks set to leave Bournemouth in the summerCredit: ReutersBut Football Insider claim the 26-year-old would snub the Gunners in favour of their North London rivals.Fraser has told his pals that teaming up with Jose Mourinho’s Spurs side is an opportunity that interests him.He wants to play Champions League football, or join a team that he believes has the desire to do so.The Scottish star will be a free agent when his contract with the Cherries expires in the summer.He has been with the club since he joined from Aberdeen in 2013, but he’s struggled for form of late.Fraser scored just one goal and made four assists for Eddie Howe’s side before the season was suspended.But he’s failed to reach the same heights as last season when he scored seven times and made 15 assists.It is reported that Spurs are set to step up their interest in the 26-year-old in the summer.LATEST SPORT NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossTottenham have also joined Manchester United in the race for Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic.But Mourinho’s men look likely to lose Tanguy Ndombele as the LaLiga giants have offered them one of three stars in a swap deal for him.And Jan Vertonghen has claimed the coronavirus pandemic has made him “more coveted” ahead of his departure.Tottenham ask sacked Pochettino to take pay cut on severance package due to coronavirus shutdown
The news was announced this afternoon in a press conference at the NFS.In attendance was Oil Executive General Manager External & Government Affairs and Sustainability, Gerea Aopi, Hunters Chairman, Graham Osborne, coach Michael Marum, Sports Minister, Justin Tkatchenko and PNG Rugby Football League Chairman, Sandis Tsaka.Marum expressed his delight at the news saying the players and management were also very excited about having the world class stadium to call home.“The NFS is the traditional home of rugby league in the country and after the success of the trial match against Penrith, it is great that our Hunters can maintain this connection and build a Hunters legacy at our new home,” said Marum.Aopi explained that the NFS will be a facility that will grow with the Hunters with a fulltime training venue plus plans to build a gym and office for the PNGRFL and Hunters management.As per the agreement, the Hunters have a three year tenancy with the NFS with a provision for annual reviews.“The Hunters have made such a big impact in only two years and the NFS can only help lift the standard of the game in PNG,” said Aopi.Tsaka finished by thanking the government of the day plus Oil Search and other support sponsors for their continued support to rugby league.He explained that after negations, it was decided to choose the NFS over the Sir John Guise stadium as the Hunters new home.“The NFS was chosen as we feel it is in tune with the future of rugby league and going forward.“It is also the spiritual home of rugby and is a good investment for the future of the country, “said Tsaka.The Hunters will play their first home match of the 2016 Intrust Super Cup competition against the Tweed Heads Seagulls on March 19.
Taylor’s compatriots Rory McIlroy and Shane Lowry are among a number of top golfers to have withdrawn due to the mosquito-borne disease, which causes babies to be born with small heads and under-developed brains and can also cause miscarriages, premature birth and vision problems in babies.World number one Jason Day has provided the biggest blow yet to the golf tournament at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro after he announced yesterday he will not compete because of fears over Zika.The Australian, winner of last year’s USPGA Championship, had admitted last week he was considering his options about whether to represent his country and confirmed his decision to skip the competition in a statement posted on his Twitter feed.The development means two of the top four golfers in the world will not be a part of golf’s return to the Olympic programme following a 112-year hiatus as he has followed in the footsteps of McIlroy.Taylor, who is set to defend her Olympic lightweight title in Rio de Janeiro, reacted to Day’s decision by tweeting: “I wonder what excuse they would have made if there was no virus.”More chance of him getting killed by a spider in Australia than getting infected by the Zika virus.”Concerns over the virus have also prompted South Africa’s Branden Grace, Fiji’s Vijay Singh and Australian Marc Leishman to withdraw, while Ireland’s Graeme McDowell, Adam Scott of Australia and South African pair Louis Oosthuizen and Charles Schwartzel have opted not to compete.Paul McGinley, Ireland’s Olympic golf team captain, has expressed his disappointment with the withdrawals but respects the decisions of McIlroy, McDowell and Lowry.”I agree it doesn’t particularly reflect well on golfers when they seem to be the only ones withdrawing but when it is for their own personal reasons, we have to respect that,” he told RTE.”The risk is very, very, very small but ultimately it’s a risk they’re not willing to take.”Three-time major winner Pádraig Harrington, who now looks likely to gain automatic qualification for Ireland, said he understands his fellow countrymens’ stance.”I know there has been a lot of criticism, but most of the golfers are married with families, or with families on the way, whereas 99 per cent of the athletes going to the Games will be single,” he said.”When you’re married, there is more than just one person to be considered.”The Olympics comes every four years for an athlete.”For them it’s the be-all and end-all, whereas we’ll have 16 majors in the time between the next Games and this one.Rio 2016 chief executive Sidney Levy has said security is his top concern, well ahead of the Zika virus.”If I have to write on a piece of paper my top 10 worries today, Zika wouldn’t be there,” he told The Associated Press.”I’m not saying it’s not a public health issue – it is a public health issue.”But we are going into the winter months in Rio and if you see every statistic of last year’s mosquito proliferation in the summer and in the winter, it goes very high up in February and reaches the peak, which is the height of the summer.”It starts going down, down, down.”Right now it’s almost zero.”Golf was added to the Games by the International Olympic Committee at its Session in Copenhagen in 2009, along with rugby sevens.The high degree of withdrawals among the game’s elite has intensified fears that golf may be axed from the Olympic programme after Tokyo 2020.
What would you say about the previous season, so special to you?It was very important in my life because I made the leap to the professional team. Premiere with Vasco, which is what I worked from the beginning, was very special, a huge emotion.Did you think you would have such a quick adaptation?No, not so much, although I have always worked hard to play as I am doing in the main team. I am very happy about that.The worst was the injury that made him leave the U-17 World Cup once started, in which he was one of the players to follow and Madrid wanted to see him …It is very sad to get out of such a great competition, but thank God I am recovered and my teammates honored me. They made me very happy and we won the title. 19 How is he as a player?Very good, it ends very well, it is very aggressive in the area, it will do many goals.And as a person?Very nice, good people, with a very cool charisma. “Reinier is my ‘parceiro’. He deserves to go to Madrid for the person he is and for working so hard” Do people stop him a lot on the street?Yes, everywhere I go they ask me for photos, videos … Because of my hair, they also recognize me very fast (laughs). I feel very happy to be able to assist you.From whom do you take ideas for your spectacular dribbles?Neymar does many and sometimes I watch videos of him, but I almost always improvise.How do they come up?I try to get the best resource, simply, in every action. The best thing to get the ball in the best possible way to the partner, not to humiliate or anything to the contrary. They are different plays.Do rivals accept it as such or do they take it badly?At first they tried to intimidate me, they yelled at me a lot, but I didn’t let them get into my head. As the championship progressed, I played many games, they were seeing that haggling is my best quality and they got used to it. Magno Sizes With only 17 years, Talles Magno is giving much to talk in Brazil. In 2019 he jumped to the first team of Vasco da Gama, which renewed him with a 50 million euros clause, and won the U-17 World Cup, a tournament he had to leave due to injury. The eye-catching forward attends ACE to review his still short career and analyze his present, his future or to his friend Reinier, new signing of Real Madrid. Magno Sizes “Neymar does a lot of dribbling and sometimes I watch videos of him, but I almost always improvise” What did they say?They yelled at me “You’re not going to pass!”, “You’re not going to play here!” … but I didn’t let them influence me.Did he answer them when he was haggling them?No, no, never, I kept quiet.And what did his teammates do?They defended me a lot. Whenever I dribbled the other team’s players wanted to scare me and they reacted. There were huge pikes when I made some pretty play.Who is your ‘bodyguard’ header?Leandro Castán, the captain (laughs). Who do you look like?To Ronaldo because, like him, I move a lot, I have different resources …It renewed until 2022 in November, when the usual thing in Brazil lately is to prepare the ground to go to Europe as soon as possible. What plans do you have?I started at the base of Vasco and the extension was to increase the contract and the clause, to value me and, consequently, the club. My thought is to give the best to the team to be useful and, when an opportunity comes, take it.Where, ideally, would that opportunity be?I talk a lot with my family and what we are looking for is a better structure, anytime, anywhere if I am happy. I do not have preferences.Its clause is 50 million euros.I like it that way because my classmates and family always make me very calm, that I don’t think about it and only worry about being well in the field, without counting on what happens outside.You know Reinier very well, next player in Madrid, right?Yes is my parceiro. He deserves to go to Madrid for the person he is and for working so hard. We have a great friendship.
If there is a player in the Atlético squad that Represent above the rest the cholismo is Koke. The mattress captain is the only what has lived together from day one with Simeone, when it was still a promise of the quarry (19 years) and while its future was settled between continuing on the team, where Diego, Arda Turan, Raúl García, Reyes or Salvio He had options to play or leave for EuroMálaga. The player himself has recognized several times how The talk with Simeone was key to follow. The message: if he continued working like this he would end up playing and Koke got down to work. Since then, and With Diego’s departure in that summer of 2012, the midfielder’s role became capital. His 2013-14 season to get the League title, with 13 assists in the national championship, or his 2015-16 year, where he got 14, have led the ‘6’ rojiblanco to be LaLiga’s most assistant medium in the last decade. Atlético dried LiverpoolAnd before Liverpool appeared the Atlético de los grandes noche en Champions. A rocky team, almost impossible to overcome in the melee and with an aid system that wove a spider web on the English team, which he left the Wanda Metropolitano without finishing the goal in the whole match. Koke returned to practice as the rojiblanco fire extinguisher, without stopping running to plug any hole that Liverpool could find. In the first half on the right wing stopping Robertson and Mané, completely surpassed and that he was replaced at the break after seeing a yellow and committing a final foul where the Atlético players, with Koke in the lead, asked for his second warning. In the second, with the entry of Llorente by Lemar, He went on to play on the left to lend a hand to an outstanding Lodi on Alexander-Arnold and Salah.And it is no accident that reds you look in their attacks in the first half on the left mattress, trying to surpass Lemar and Lodi and on the right in the second, with Llorente and Vrsaljko, since Koke’s profile is much more complicated to pass. The ‘6’ left a master class on how to help the partner, a dark showy work showing a physical beating to multiply. Of his boots came the corner that after playing in Fabinho led to Saul’s goal which gives advantage in the elimination to the mattress team. He also finished as the second player of the team with more passes completed (24), only surpassed by Thomas (26). What has become clear during his absence and subsequent return is that Atlético is much more cholista when Koke is in the middle. Although that offensive production of Koke in recent seasons has declined, its importance for the Cholo remains maximum, something that is exaggerated during his absences. In the midfielder’s last muscle injury, suffered during the semifinals of the Spanish Super Cup against BarcelonaAtletico played five games with a balance of four defeats, one of them in the Super Cup final against Madrid and another in the Cup against Cultural Leonesa and a draw at home against Leganés. With his return to the green the triumphs have returned, but also the mattress identity has returned. With the loss of heavy weights in the workforce as Gabi, Godín or formerly Raúl García, the koke paper as to leadership He had to increase drastically. The ‘6’ is Simeone’s hand on the field, the player who must send the pressure and fulfill the coach’s plan from within the green. After returning to the eleven with a win against Granada, where Koke gave the assistance of the goal to Correa, in Valencia could see a completely recognizable Atlético with a very high pressure about the central exit played. The stopped ball left the rojiblanco team without victory in Mestalla despite the good image offered mainly in the first part.