ACU Can Clinch Final Spot in Southland Tourney Tonight; SFA, UCA Battling for First

first_imgSeven teams have already clinched their spots to the 2017 Southland Volleyball Tournament, hosted by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi from Nov. 17-19. Abilene Christian (11-15, 7-7 SLC) can claim the final spot in the eight-team, single elimination tournament with a win over UIW (6-15, 5-9 SLC) tonight. First serve is set for 7 p.m. CT. Saturday, Nov. 11Southeastern Louisiana at Houston Baptist* – 11 a.m.Sam Houston State at UIW* – 11 a.m.Lamar at Stephen F. Austin* – NoonNicholls at Central Arkansas* – NoonAbilene Christian at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – NoonMcNeese at Northwestern State* – 1 p.m. Additional storylines:• Ridin’ the Wave: Since dropping a five-setter at Sam Houston State on Oct. 21, capping a three consecutive five-set loss streak, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi has won three straight matches in straight-sets. In that time, the Islanders have taken down Houston Baptist, league-leader Stephen F. Austin and UIW.• Rogers That: Northwestern State junior outside hitter Reagan Rogers leads the conference in kills per set with 4.19 in league matches. She is also tied for service aces per set in conference action with 0.44. The six-foot native of Blanco, Texas, is ranked 16th in the nation in total attacks (1,216) and service aces (44).• Coming to Corpus: The Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament returns to Corpus Christi for the first time since 2013. Central Arkansas claimed that championship as the No. 1 seed over second-ranked Northwestern State in a five-set battle. The No. 1 seed has won the Southland tournament and automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament in five of the last six seasons; the Lady Demons won it 2014 as the No. 5 seed at home.Result and Schedule:Tuesday, Nov. 7New Orleans 3, Southeastern Louisiana 1*Thursday, Nov. 9McNeese at Central Arkansas* – 6 p.m.Nicholls at Northwestern State* – 6:30 p.m.Sam Houston State at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – 6:30 p.m.Abilene Christian at UIW* – 7 p.m.New Orleans at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m. Three teams are tied for fourth-place: A&M-Corpus Christi, McNeese and Houston Baptist (18-9, 9-5 SLC). The Islanders host ACU on Saturday at noon. Following their game at UCA, the Cowgirls stay on the road to take on Northwestern State on Saturday at 1 p.m. The Huskies host New Orleans (12-15, 6-9 SLC) this evening at 7 p.m. and Southeastern Louisiana (3-26, 1-14 SLC) on Saturday at 11 a.m. Sam Houston State (14-13, 10-4 SLC) controls its own fate for the No. 3 seed. The Bearkats are at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (12-13, 9-5 SLC) tonight. Sam Houston squeezed out a five-set win when the two last met Oct. 21. The Islanders enter their home contest on a three-match win streak. First serve is at 6:30 p.m.center_img * – Conference Match Stephen F. Austin (25-6, 13-2 SLC) and Central Arkansas (23-3, 12-2 SLC) are still vying for the regular season championship. The Ladyjacks are idle tonight and close the season at home against Lamar (4-21, 2-13 SLC) on Saturday at noon. The Sugar Bears host McNeese (18-11, 9-5 SLC) tonight and wrap up their regular season against Nicholls (4-23, 2-12 SLC) on Saturday at noon. If SFA and UCA win out, the two will be crowned co-champions, with the Ladyjacks holding the tiebreaker and entering the tournament as the No. 1 seed. The two did not play each other twice nor have a common opponent twice; with the Ladyjacks taking the lone matchup between the two, they would be the top seed. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference enters its final set of regular season volleyball matches with five contests on the slate for Thursday and six for Saturday.last_img read more

Adams, Hackett Named Indoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year

first_imgThis marks the second consecutive season that Adams earns the award after another dominant indoor season. The Buffalo, Texas, native won the heptathlon for the fourth consecutive year at the Southland Indoor Championships, tallying a final score of 5,544 points. In addition, he took gold in the standalone long jump and high jump, and sixth in the 60m hurdles to finish as the high point scorer with 34, breaking the previous meet record of 27 set in 1994. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior heptathlete Tyler Adams and Abilene Christian graduate distance runner Alexandria Hackett are the 2018 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Tuesday. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The Cranston, R.I., product boasts a 3.97 cumulative GPA as she works toward her master’s degree in accounting finance. Adams went on to finish as the bronze medalist at the NCAA Indoor Championships in the heptathlon, setting a new Division I record in the event’s high jump. He holds a 3.42 GPA with a major in engineering technology. The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member universities, votes for student-athletes of the year. The Southland Student-Athlete of the Year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Hackett earned silver medals in both the 3,000m and 5,000m events at this year’s conference championship. It was her second consecutive time reaching the podium in both events. All-Academic teams are named for indoor track & field and outdoor track & field after the conclusion of the outdoor track & field season.last_img read more


first_imgBALDWIN AVENUE TO BE CLOSED SOUTH OF 210 FREEWAY FOR SANTA ANITA DERBY 5K RUN & WALK NEXT SATURDAY, APRIL 6; CLOSURE TO BE IN EFFECT FROM 7:45 A.M. TO 9:30 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–With the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby looming large next Saturday, April 6, fans and horsemen are advised that Baldwin Ave. will be closed to vehicular traffic between the 210 Freeway and Huntington Drive from 7:45 a.m. until 9:30 a.m. on Derby Day morning in order to accommodate foot traffic related to Santa Anita’s annual Derby Day 5k Run and Walk.Accordingly, Santa Anita’s Gate 8, which adjoins the Westfield Shopping Mall on Baldwin Ave., and Gate 7, at the track’s northwest perimeter, will also be closed to vehicles during the same time frame.Those wishing to visit Clockers’ Corner on Derby Day morning will be able to enter the track at Santa Anita’s northeastern perimeter, via Gate 5, or on the track’s southern perimeter, via Gate 3 at Holly Ave.  Gates 3 and 5 will be open for easy access to Clockers’ Corner beginning at 5 a.m. and will remain open throughout the day.  Santa Anita’s main track will be closed for training at 7:30 a.m.Gate 3 is located at the intersection of Holly Ave. and Huntington Drive, while Gate 5 is situated at the confluence of Colorado Place and Huntington Drive.For additional information on the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby, the Grade I, $600,000 Santa Anita Handicap and the Derby Day 5k Run and Walk next Saturday, April 6, fans are encouraged to visit, or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Barras heads up despite losses

first_imgThe Barras lost twice to the Netherlands, by five wickets in the first game and then by 85 runs in the second game in the World Cricket League Championship in the Netherlands this week.“Though we had the opportunities to disallow the Netherlands to put further runs on the scorecard, it seems the lack of concentration paved the way for Netherlands to keep scoring.“However the match has certainly put the boys in a greater position to gain experience to handle such teams  in the near future and we will definitely take that into consideration come July for the ICC T20 World Cup Qualifiers in Ireland and Scotland,” said Patel. The Barras now look forward to the International Cricket Council T20 World Cup Qualifiers which will be held in Ireland and Scotland next month.last_img

Team Sepik steps up for Kimbe PNG Games

first_imgPrior to the provincial games held in November last year, the team had identified a number of potential players and is now ready to reduce their numbers to travel.East Sepik Grass Roots Games Chairman Clarence Hukahu told PNG Loop they will have three stages of trimming which will coincide with the school holidays.“Many of our potential reps are students, who are going to participate in the trial games. That is why we will have the squad trial matches during the three school term breaks to finalise our travel squad,” Hukahu said.“The trimming of the squads will start in April during the term one break and the second will fall in early July during the term two holidays whilst the final team will be further sorted in October,” he added.Hukahu also added that with the final team set, they are planning on signing in some of the high performance personals to conduct training with the final squad.However, despite administrative problems and funding difficulties Team East Sepik will move forward to set up its squad for the PNG Games later this year.last_img read more

Australian fast bowler becomes No.1

first_imgHazlewood snared 32 wickets in six Tests on home soil against South Africa and Pakistan to be ranked the third on the bowling rankings – behind Indian spinners Ravichandran Ashwin and Ravindra Jadeja.Sri Lanka tweaker Rangana Herath came in fourth with South African quick Dale Steyn fifth – meaning Hazlewood ranks as the premier fast bowler.Hazlewood’s new ball partner Mitchell Starc was 10th on the list and also ranked 7th out of the Test all-rounders.Australian captain Steve Smith retained his position as the best batsman in the world, ahead of India’s Virat Kohli, England’s Joe Root and New Zealand’s Kane Williamson.David Warner was the only other Aussie bat to make the top 10 in fifth spot.last_img

Guido Rodríguez arrived in Seville

first_imgThe pivot will be put under Rubi’s orders as soon as possible and from Betis it is not ruled out that if he completes some workouts may join the call for the next day of the League, which the Verdiblancos play in Benito Villamarín against Real Sociedad. The Argentine pivot Guido Rodríguez landed on Monday afternoon at the San Pablo airport in Seville to sign for Betis. Guido, 25, will pass medical examination on Tuesday and will later sign with the Verdiblanco club until June 2024. Betis has paid four million more variables to Latin America.Guido had attended the media in Mexico before leaving for Spain: “I am happy to be able to fulfill a dream, to fulfill a goal that I had set and that every player likes, so nothing, very happy about that. They are things that are happening in a player’s career, when those things happen it is because things are being done well, so I am happy about that, how was my time here in America. I am very happy to have done things well in a big club in the world, the biggest in Mexico, so I am very happy, and nothing, now there is another challenge ahead. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 13, 2020last_img read more

The crisis continues in the Espanyol feminine: the coordinator resigns

first_imgAfter the dismissal of Salvador Jaspe and the hiring of Jordi Ferrón as coach, and the step back of Oscar Perarnau promoted by the president, Chen Yansheng, as general sports director, now the Women’s coordinator resigns. Lauren Florido leaves a Espanyol colista with only three points and with the stirring of a winter market what should help the template be reinforced If you really want to compete in the category. The historic section of the club, the only one next to Levante that has been 16 seasons in a row in the elite, is still burning. Espanyol has made public a decision that the coordinator has already matured in recent weeks. The coach, Jordi Ferrón will assume the position until the end of the season, Y which until now was Florido’s right hand, Rubén Rodríguez, who during a transitional moment was also responsible for leading the first team in the past. It continues as attached to the Titi Camuñez coordination.Florido has been in the entity for two and a half seasons, coordinating all the teams in the women’s section, institutionally representing the entity in all the acts that are related to this section and also helping to prepare the first team template.last_img read more

Juan Cala: “If we doubt now, we will lose ourselves”

first_imgIf there is something clear, it is that the Yellow Submarine has lost its identity. Although defensively it does not grant many occasions, the few that it grants end in goal. Offensively he does not live his best moments either, in four of the last seven days he has not moved the score. Despite the bad moments the team is going through, the players try to put some serenity. Álex Fernández published yesterday an optimistic message on his Twitter account “We know the way to change this bad dynamic. Let’s continue trusting this team until the end.”Now, the yellows will play the next six points at home, Carranza has to be a fortress again. In the last three home games he has received seven goals. It is time to change the dynamics, Cala knows that the key is Carranza “we have to do what Riazor has done. Put pressure on the referee, the rival team and put the difficult things. That’s where our ascent passes, passes through Carranza.” The central Cádiz, Juan Cala, is clear about the way to get out of the bad run in which his team is mired. At the end of the meeting, he affirmed that we must remain calm, “now we have to be united. If we start to doubt we start losing the points ourselves. We have to be strong all around Cadiz and calm, we are the same as those of the first round. “And yesterday, Cádiz achieved what seven days ago seemed impossible, losing the 10-point mattress that kept him leading. The defeat against Deportivo de La Coruña and the good work of Almeria, against Extremadura, have made the Almeria team the new leader of the Second Division. In the last seven days, Cádiz has lost three games and drawn another three, achieving only one victory (against Oviedo on day 20).last_img read more

Suárez: “If we win at the Bernabéu we will take a major blow”

first_imgLuis Suarez wants to play again as soon as possible and renew with Barça. The Uruguayan striker, who was operated on January 12 by Dr. Ramón Cugat on the return of the Spanish Supercup dispute of a meniscal injury that had been dragging for a long time, said in an interview with RAC1 that “I was used to playing with pain, dragged discomfort for years and therefore forced other areas of the knee. I know that I am criticized for my operations and my discomfort, but I am strong in the face of these comments and what I will try is to return earlier than what is said. “Initially, the club said the forward would be about four months off. Before entering the operating room, a period of convalescence of four to six weeks was presumed and he was expected to play the decisive part of the course with the aim of reappearing before Naples in the Champions League on February 25. But after the intervention the plans were twisted and he was diagnosed those four months that the charrúa wants to cut. In the interview, Suarez, 33, also talks about his future and He is willing to renew the contract that expires next season.“My family is very happy in Barcelona and I feel useful to the team, the decision to renew the club must take, for my part I want to continue, but it doesn’t depend on me, but if next year I play 60% of the games I renew automatically, “he revealed. Looking ahead to Sunday’s Classic, he is hopeful and commented that “if we win, it will be a major blow”, while being asked about the latest controversies surrounding the use of Social networks of the club in which some of his teammates were criticized chose to remove iron from the matter and said that “About that in the locker room we hardly talked.”last_img read more