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May 2020

Magee, Carter Voted Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgHitter of the Week: Owen Magee, New Orleans – Sr. – 3B – Metaire, La.Magee hit for the cycle (1B, 2B, 3B, HR in that order) on Friday’s 8-3 win over Nicholls. He scored two runs while also driving in four. He registered a hit in the 2-0 win on Saturday before going 2-for-4 with an RBI and two runs in the 12-5 Sunday win to complete the sweep. The Metaire, La., native is now hitting .341 on the season with six homers, four triples, 14 doubles, 32 runs scored and 35 RBIs. Honorable Mention: Hunter Strong, Central Arkansas; Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 14 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – New Orleans senior Owen Magee and junior Zach Carter of Houston Baptist are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Pitcher of the Week: Zach Carter, Houston Baptist – Jr. – RHP – Arlington, TexasCarter tossed his second complete game of the season in a 5-1 victory over league leader Sam Houston State on Friday. He threw 102 pitches, holding the Bearkats to one run on four hits with six strikeouts and two walks. After allowing back-to-back doubles in the first inning, Carter held SHSU to just two singles the rest of the way.center_img The Privateers (24-28, 13-14 SLC) currently sit tied for 7th in the Southland standings, holding one of the final two tournament spots. They travel to Southern Miss tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before concluding their regular season at home against Northwestern State (31-20, 16-11 SLC) with a three-game series beginning Thursday at 6:30 p.m. The Huskies (23-28, 15-12 SLC) are tied for fifth and have clinched a tournament spot. They finish off their regular season at home versus Stephen F. Austin (17-32, 9-18 SLC) starting Thursday at 2 p.m. Honorable Mention: Jerry Maddox, Northwestern State; Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana.last_img read more

Games is more than medals

first_imgPNG womens soccer team captain  Deslyn Sinu took time out after PNG’S match with Samoa this week to present her Samoan rival and friend a gift.A Manus basket.Samoa captain Rosie Leota and Deslyn  have met many times on field both striving to be the best.Samoa came to the Pacific Games with dramatic improvement to their team with the recruitment of Leota an Auckland based player. Unfortunately Samoa lost to Cook islands in the Bronze playoff.Sinui on the other is an old hand at soccer having come from a family that is heavily involved in soccer.Last night she led PNG to another gold thus retaining PNG women’s soccer title as the champion in the Pacific.last_img read more

Dates yet to be confirmed for David Beckham’s visit

first_imgUNICEF PNG has confirmed that Beckham will be visiting UNICEF programs later in 2016.Beckham will mark 10 years working with UNICEF by playing seven football matches across seven continents to raise more money for the charity.UNICEF PNG communication specialist Cifora Monier stated that for security reasons, at this time they’re unable to confirm any further details including locations.Beckham will star in the documentary film “David Beckham: For the Love of the Game,” which has been commissioned by the BBC.The 90-minute film follows Beckham on a journey to the villages of PNG, the foothills of Nepal, the streets of Buenos Aires, the desert plains of Djibouti, plus Antarctica and Miami.Beckham will travel with childhood friend Dave Gardner and will play soccer with local people and learn about their lives.last_img read more

OFC Nations Cup set to kick off at Sir John Guise Stadium

first_imgThe first match will be between favourites New Zealand and Fiji followed by Melanesian rivals Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. This game starts at 7pm.President of the OFC and PNG Football Association (PNGFA), David Chung congratulated the players, coaches and support staff for the preparations saying their build up ensures football fans in Papua New Guinea and across the Pacific will see a true spectacle of football at the highest level in Oceania.The teams were given a welcome reception by the host city governor, Powes Parkop at the Lamana Hotel on Wednesday ( May 25). Present during the reception was the Sports Minister Justin Tkatchenko, Japanese Ambassador Morio Matasumoto, OFC and PNGFA president David Chung, OFC tournament officials, PNGFA executives, FIFA Local Organising Committee members and representatives from the teams.“The best footballers in the region have come together to compete for the honour of being crowned Oceania champions – an honour held by just three countries so far; Australia, New Zealand and Tahiti,” said Chung.Chief Executive Officer of the Local Organising Committee (LOC), Seamus Marten added onsaying the Nations Cup and the women’s U20 tri-nations friendly series were test events for the LOC.“We are monitoring things closely and waiting for the matches of the Tri-Nations as well as the Nations Cup to be completed before we can sit down and take stock,” said Marten.last_img read more

Madrid more alive than ever

first_imgMadrid, with its predilection for the Champions League, was having a bad time holding various fronts. Last season, February began having experienced a change of technician (from Solari to Lopetegui) and to seven points from Barcelona and five from Atlético. The League seemed almost a utopia. In the previous one, 2017-18, it was the Leganés which at the end of January cut off the hopes of Madrid’s coperas. An elimination with the return in the Bernabéu that angered Zidane greatly. “I am responsible, it is a failure”he said grimly. That left its mark on the Marseilles, which also failed to start February live in the Cup in its best year on the white bench, the double (2016-17). That time it was Celta who threw Madrid on January 25 in 2017 with a 2-2 lap lap in Balaidos. Zidane, on the white bench.EFE From the first ‘Carletto’ …The convulsive 2015-16 season was catastrophic in both Liga with Benítez and Copa, with the controversial Cheryshev case in Cádiz, and the previous one with Ancelotti was again the Cup that unbalanced Madrid, this time at the hands of Atlético in the round of 16. It was Carletto, However, the last to take Madrid to February with everything yet to be decided. In the league championship he was third, but just one point from Barça and Atletico, and in the Cup he not only continued sailing, it is that in the end he raised it in the final of Mestalla in which Bale defunct Bartra. That beginning of February 2014 had not been relived until now. The Real Madrid had used to start February, when the sirloin of the season begins to be profiled, having been attached from any of the three competitions. Whether he was off the League or eliminated in Copa del Rey. That with this Zidane from 2019-20, it’s over. The triumph in the derby holds the white league leadership and that, together with the more serious White Team Cup, confirms the intention of the French coach that “day by day” is important. With Zizou, competitions are not prioritized … The panorama is encouraging to keep it that way, without clouds. The garter calendar is favorable to white interests After having completed, and without losing, the departures to Camp Nou, Metropolitan, Pizjuán, and Mestalla, and also the arsenal will be reinforced shortly with the return of Hazard. In the Cup, Madrid dodged in the draw for Barcelona and has the quarterfinals match next Thursday (7:00 p.m.) against Real Sociedad a single match and with a factor in the pocket that can be more than differential, it will be played at the Bernabéu. At the end of February, the City in the Champions League. And this Madrid, for the first time in the last five years, I live in everything …last_img read more

Osasuna learns to live without Chimy, the emblem of El Sadar

first_imgHis fan waits for him to enjoy his goals. Until his injury, the Argentine had 9 in 20 league games, a great average. He made them in the first round and got up to Vergara and Iriguibel, and only surpassed by Urban, which in the 1990-91 season marked 11 points before the Ecuador league. Chimy scored seven in as many straight games. Last summer Osasuna announced the signing of Chimy Ávila, Argentine striker who had to look for life from a very young age after a very hard childhood and with many needs, and that became known in Spanish football during the two seasons he played in the Huesca courtesy of San Lorenzo.I arrived in Pamplona Commander, a true whirlwind. Soon he won the love of his teammates and the fans. Watching him play was a show. Always giving everything, looking for the goal for his team … Soon the Chimymania and rumors began that he could go out in the winter market. However, in the 55th minute of the match against I raisedIn the last days of the market, Ávila suffered a serious knee injury. Cruciate ligament rupture. The Sadar He fell silent and the fans knew it wouldn’t be the same without him. Eight months of Calvary await you, but you will not be alone. Until Marc Gasol was launched. “Much strength genius.” Your little daughter will help you not to give up. At least that promised her when she burst into tears desperately when she saw the video of her father’s injury. “Do you know that Dad is going to come back stronger than ever and he’s going to score a lot of goals? How do they tell Dad? The Commander of the war, then we’re going to come back stronger, you mom, aunt … We have a lot of people who loves us and helps us. We must not cry champion, “the player tried to comfort him. The same could have been done with the fans, who now tries to learn to live without their idol. “He will come back stronger,” insisted his agent, Jorge Bilicich.last_img read more

Isco returns to the group

first_imgReal Madrid continues to prepare the visit of Eibar. In the second session of this week with a view to the meeting on Friday (9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga), this Wednesday, the main novelty was the presence of Isco The Malaga had exercised alone Tuesday on the grass. Madrid will return to training tomorrow in its sports city, although it will break the norm in advance of meeting. For the crisis of coronavirus, there will be neither 15 minutes open to the media nor subsequent press conference of Zidane. A previous one due to the coronavirus in ValdebebasThe day in Valdebebas began with the usual warming with the ball. Afterwards, Zidane players performed possession and pressure. They also worked the tactic to finally rehearse with matches in a small field. Isco, therefore, will be available to Zidane. The French, on the other hand, You can not count on the injured, Asensio, Hazard, Marcelo and Courtois. These last two fell in Villamarín, on Sunday, and yesterday the club reported some muscle ailments that will also prevent them from reaching the City (Tuesday, 9:00 p.m., Movistar Champions League). 22last_img read more

Champions League aims for Final Four in Turkey

first_imgUEFA is preparing a revolutionary formula to close European competitions. The plan is to turn to Final Four format. The four teams that reach the semifinals they will dispute the title in two semis to single match and in the final. The three clashes would be disputed en a single city, Istanbul, which was destined to host the traditional Champions League final on May 30. The same plan, the final to four, would apply in the Europa League, which would host the last four teams in the Polish city of Gdansk.The project will be voted on Tuesday, at the meeting to be held by representatives of the 55 UEFA federations who will be consulted by videoconference. The organization’s secretary of competitions, Giorgio Marchetti, is in charge of presenting the plan, which is seen as the most feasible given that nobody knows at this time when the coronavirus crisis can be stopped.UEFA, which has been widely criticized for its delay in suspending competitions, it has already assumed that the governments of the different countries of the European Union are not willing to risk the outbreak of the disease. And that requires the prohibition of crowds, such as those that occur in stadiums. UEFA’s priority at the moment is close the round of 16 (Real Madrid must still play the return leg against Manchester and Barça against Naples because Atlético has already eliminated Liverpool) and from this moment proceed to the draw for the quarterfinals. In that sense, it would be necessary to decide where those shocks are played. One option would be in a neutral stadium and another, in one of those involved in the crossing, but by lottery.Thereafter, the Final Four formula would be chosen. It would allow concentrating the semifinals and the final of the Champions League and the Europa League in a period of only four days, which would open more gaps in the calendar to close the different league championships that have been postponed throughout Europe, and at the same time concentrate to hobbies in a single city, which would reduce the risk of more travel throughout the continent.For the UEFA plan to go ahead, In addition to the favorable vote of its 55 federations, you will need the approval of FIFA, who should give up the dates of the Club World Cup to make room for Euro 2021.last_img read more

Lainez, 11 games to make a decision about his future

first_imgThe betic club already think about the next campaign and without a doubt Lainez is one of the footballers called to power leave the team in a new necessary reform of the campus. His youth invite the club to not want to get rid of permanently dthe player, so the loan option It will be on the table again and the Mexican’s intention is clear: he wants more game minutes so that his progression does not stagnate definitively in his dream of be important in the Spanish League. He played more than 300 minutes under the orders of Quique Setién in the second section of last season and for the moment their numbers are minimized under an enlarged shadow marked by those fifteen million euros invested.“In Betis there are no infections”The corporate general director of the green and white entity advocates continue with LaLiga: “Soccer can be an antidote to this situation”. Diego Lainez juice 207 minutes in this League and that number worries in Heliópolis. The Betis bet in the winter of last year by the young Mexican soccer player and the 15 million euros paid then suppose a hindrance to player progression, which at the moment reflects a very remote version of the expectations that the club placed on him. his little prominence at Rubi’s orders contrasts with the confidence shown by your technician for much of the course in order to stop him from leaving in a winter market in which he had several suitors. That route was contemplated in January when Aleñá arrived, but the injuries and his appearance as a starter in the appointment against the Athletic from Bilbao they left to the end in Heliópolis with a view to a contribution that did not exist with continuity later. The role of Diego in the Copa del Rey did not find too many arguments with which to ask for more opportunities to your technician. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 24, 2020 In these 11 matches that, if LaLiga resumes, The green and white will have many things to decide about the future of Lainez, if the cards are not already marked. He is very young (he has not yet turned 20) and LaLiga placed him among the 10 most valued young people. But the Mexican’s situation is not easy. Betis continues to hope that its qualitative leap will come and therefore pretends to insist looking its growth without forcing an exit.last_img read more

Queiroz agrees to lower his salary with the Colombian team

first_imgQueiroz, 66, was introduced as coach of Colombia in February 2019 and since then has pledged to “take good care of the heritage and reputation of soccer in the Andean country.The next challenges for Queiroz at the head of the absolute team will be America’s Cup 2021 and the South American qualifiers to the World Cup Qatar of 2022. The Copa América, scheduled for June and July of this year in Colombia and Argentina, was postponed until the same months of 2021 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Colombian authorities reported 126 new cases of COVID-19 today, with which the country exceeded 3,000 infected and reached 3,105, while it reported four deaths and the total number of fatalities amounted to 131. Colombia has been in quarantine since last March 25 and until April 27 to contain the coronavirus. The coach of the Colombian soccer team, the Portuguese Carlos Queiroz, will reduce his salary in the face of the difficult situation the country is going through due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Colombian Football Federation (FCF).Queiroz and his coaching staff offered the FCF “reduce his salary for a few months, in view of the difficult situation the country is experiencing,” the Coffee Federation said in a statement. “The managers of the Colombian Football Federation appreciated this good gesture from the coach and his collaborators, who put the institution’s interests ahead of their personal ones, and, in that sense, decided to accept said offer,” added the information.The Federation did not report the amounts of Queiroz’s salary reduction and his coaching staff made up of the Cape Verdean. Ocean cross, The Portuguese Hugo Pereira and Sebastiao Macias and the Argentine Diego Giacchino.last_img read more