Southland Indoor Track & Field Weekly Recap – Jan. 16

first_imgNew Orleans – Arkansas Invitational, Fayetteville, Ark. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 19-20 Northwestern State – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Pittsburg State Invitational, Pittsburg, Kan. – Jan. 27 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 19 Central Arkansas – No meetNext Meet: Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 18-19 Houston Baptist – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Lamar – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Sam Houston State – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Houston Invitational, Houston, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Abilene Christian – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 26-27 Southeastern Louisiana – No meetNext Meet: McNeese Indoor II, Lake Charles, La. – Jan. 26 McNeese – McNeese Indoor I, Lake Charles, La. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Multi, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 18-19 UIW – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: New Mexico Invitational, Albuquerque, N.M. – Jan. 19-20 Stephen F. Austin – Texas A&M Invitational, College Station, Texas – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Texas Tech Indoor, Lubbock, Texas – Jan. 19 Nicholls – McNeese Indoor I, Lake Charles, La. – Recap | ResultsNext Meet: Samford Invitational, Birmingham, Ala. – Jan. 19-20last_img read more

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Nicholls’ Taylor, NSU’s Zirkle Named Semifinalists for 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy

first_imgZirkle, a senior offensive lineman, finished with a 3.87 GPA as a business major in undergrad and now has a perfect 4.0 mark studying homeland security in grad school. He anchors a Demon offensive line that ranks 27th among FCS programs in passing yards per game (276.3) and stands in the top-50 nationally in tackles for loss allowed per game (5.5) and sacks allowed per game (1.5). Zirkle is a two-time member of the CoSIDA Academic All-District and Academic All-Southland teams and represented the league at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum.  The NFF will announce 12-14 finalists on Oct. 30, and each of them will receive an $18,000 postgraduate scholarship as a member of the 2019 NFF National Scholar-Athlete Class presented by Fidelity Investments. The class is selected each year by the NFF Awards Committee, which is comprised of a nationally recognized group of media, College Football Hall of Famers and athletics administrators. Celebrating its 30th year in 2019, the award recognizes an individual as the absolute best football scholar-athlete in the nation for his combined academic success, football performance and exemplary leadership. Taylor and Zirkle are among the 185 individuals honored from all three NCAA divisions and NAIA. IRVING, Texas – Nicholls running back Dontrell Taylor and Northwestern State offensive lineman Chris Zirkle are semifinalists for the 2019 William V. Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda, the National Football Foundation & College Football Hall of Fame announced Wednesday. Full Release/Semifinalist Listcenter_img Nominated by their schools, candidates for the awards must be a senior or graduate student in their final year of playing eligibility, have a GPA of at least 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, have outstanding football ability as a first team player or significant contributor and have demonstrated strong leadership and citizenship. Taylor, a senior running back, boasts a 3.72 GPA in petroleum services safety technology. He was a Second-Team All-Southland selection in 2018 after leading the team in rushing yards (990) and scoring 10 total touchdowns. Taylor suffered an injury in fall camp and has missed the first four weeks of the season. A two-time Academic All-Southland pick, he picked up CoSIDA Academic All-District honors in 2018. The finalists will travel to New York City for the 62nd NFF Annual Awards Dinner on Dec. 10, where their accomplishments will be highlighted in front of one of the most powerful audiences in all of sports. Live during the event, one member of the class will be declared as the winner of the 30th Campbell Trophy® Presented by Mazda and have his postgraduate scholarship increased to $25,000.Launched in 1959, the NFF National Scholar-Athlete Awards presented by Fidelity Investments celebrate their 61st year in 2019. The awards were the first initiative in history to grant postgraduate scholarships based on both a player’s academic and athletic accomplishments, and the NFF has recognized 854 outstanding individuals since their inception.last_img read more

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GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE STAKES QUOTES-FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES      VICTOR ESPINOZA, TAP BACK, WINNER:  “I wasn’t sure about him.  He ran well for me the first time and then didn’t seem the same horse when we ran third.  Today when we were warming up on the backside, he felt like he was back to normal, just like the first time I rode him. We got a good break. I didn’t want to go head and head with the speed. When it was time to run, we took off.”   TRAINER QUOTES      JEFF BONDE, TAP BACK, WINNER: Asked if he expected to be in front:”He’s got a lot of natural speed and we’ve been really working hard to break off behind horses and get him to relax. He was just a little too keen in his early races, and in between them, we had time to really work with him and he responded.“I just told Victor (Espinoza), ‘Don’t let him do too much early. Try to get him into a rhythm. I know we’re going to be in front; just don’t let him burn himself up.’“It was a great race.”KATE BARTON, TAP BACK, WINNER: “I feel great. This means a lot to everyone…our family… our farm…it has taken a lot of years to get here. First stakes win so we are really excited.”(On future for Tap Back) “We’ll see what Jeff has planned for him. We weren’t exactly sure what to expect today, but we were quite pleased. So, we’ll see how he comes out and then establish a game plan.”NOTES: The winning owner is Richard Barton.last_img read more

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Derby Day 5K Fan Contest

first_imgThe 2020 Runhappy Santa Anita Derby will be run on June 6th – we wish you could run with us! For more information on the postponed Santa Anita Derby Day 5K Walk/Run (on Sept. 26), click here.Participate in the Derby Day 5k Fan ContestOn June 6, we want to encourage everyone to stay active by running or walking your own 5K or to keep training! Get a chance to win 2 entries to the next Derby Day 5K (2020 or 2021), a pair of Brooks Running Shoes, or a $100 Gift Card to “Run With Us Pasadena”.How to EnterPost a pic of you with past Derby Day 5K Medals, T-Shirts, or a Derby-themed prop (anything horse racing related!).Tag @santaanitapark, @derbyday5k, and use #SAderbyday5kcontest on Twitter, Instagram, or Facebook.Entries begin on June 6th. The deadline to enter is 5:00 pm PST.(June 6, 2020 from 1:00 am – 5:00 pm PST)How to WinThere will be 3 winners.Winners will be randomly drawn from all the entrants.Winners will be announced the following Wednesday, June 10.last_img read more

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Vertonghen and Alderweireld are yesterday’s men amid Spurs’ defensive woes

first_imgTHEY were once the most solid central defensive pairing in the Premier League.But now Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen suddenly look like yesterday’s men.6 Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen looked dodgy again, with Harry Winks and Danny Rose the miserable men in the middle hereCredit: Getty – Contributor6 Abdoulaye Doucoure hails his early opener for struggling Watford at TottenhamCredit: PA:Press Association6 France U-21 midfielder Abdoulaye Doucoure arrives at the right time to put Watford in front, with Spurs all at seaCredit: AFP or licensorsMaybe it is just as well for Tottenham the pair are both out of contract at the end of the season.The worry for Spurs fans, given their club’s appalling recruitment record, is who will replace the Belgian duo.But given the way they performed against rock-bottom Watford it surely should not be too difficult to bring in better.There is no doubt they have been outstanding in their time.But their form, like the time remaining on their contracts, is dropping drastically.JAN SAVED BY VARAlderweireld was caught on heels for Abdoulaye Doucoure’s sixth-minute opener.And Vertonghen, whose positioning left a lot to be desired again, was fortunate VAR John Brooks decided not to rule a stonewall penalty against him for a blatant foul on Gerard Delofeu just before the break.Admittedly they were not helped by playing the first half alongside Davinson Sanchez in a back three which just invited the Hornets to attack them.The clumsy Colombian has all the balance of a baby giraffe and hardly inspires confidence.That is why Tottenham’s new defensive heroes will be have to be signed rather than developed.6 Harry Kane bemoans the plight of Tottenham as the Hornets held themCredit: Reuters6 Jan Vertonghen cannot believe it after Spurs fell behind after just six minutes and only equalised late onCredit: Getty Images – Gettymost read in footballTO CATCH A CHEATFurious wife beats and strips her husband’s suspected mistress in the street – but crowd does nothingWORMS FEARSHas your child got threadworms? Here’s the symptoms – and how cure themTAKING THE PISSDisgusting man PEES from airport seat in front of shocked passengersMIND BLOWINGThe rudest hotel room sign ever? Optical illusion has internet in hystericsExclusiveBRIDE AND GLOOMInfamous Don’t Tell The Bride couple reveal what REALLY happens on the showTEST ON ENTRYTourists arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may get coronavirus test at airportNot so long ago it was widely believed Spurs’ biggest concern was finding a striker able to play alongside or instead of Harry Kane.Now an even bigger concern must be bringing in a couple of replacements for the Belgian Statler and Waldorf at the back.Because to paraphrase the Muppet Show curmudgeons: “They were not half bad against Watford, they were all bad!”6 Tottenham show their dejection after the shock Watford openerCredit: ReutersTottenham boss Pochettino risks fans’ wrath by ruling out January transfer spending spree despite woeful formlast_img read more

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Dele Alli shows off amazing PlayStation birthday cake as Spurs star turns 24

first_img3TOTTENHAM midfielder Dele Alli was treated to a special cake for his 24th birthday while being locked up inside due to the coronavirus crisis.The England international showed off his PlayStation controller cake on social media to his seven million Instagram followers, with his fans loving the design.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates3 Dele Alli took to Instagram where he posted this picture of his birthday cakeAlli is known to be a huge lover of Fortnite, with the player even doing a dance in honour of the game after netting past Sweden in the World Cup quarter-finals.And he has formed a formidable partnership with Harry Kane off the pitch after the duo came together to take down a sniper on the online multiplier game.So it should come as no surprise that Alli’s nearest and dearest chipped in to present him with a cake in the shape of a PlayStation controller.Uploading a picture of the cake on Instagram, he said: “Turning 24 in isolation wasn’t so bad! Thank you all for the birthday wishes.”Fans were quick to comment on his post, as one messaged: “That cake tho.”Another replied: “That’s one hell of a cake.”A third added: “happy birthday bro btw nice cake.”Leicester winger Demarai Gray even chipped in, as he added: “Hope you had a good one g.”3 Alli, 24, is known to be a huge fan of online multiplayer game FortniteMOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic View this post on Instagram Isolation birthday #stayhome A post shared by Dele (@dele) on Apr 11, 2020 at 7:23am PDTCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Alli’s Spurs boss Jose Mourinho was snapped on Sunday wishing him a happy birthday from across the road as the duo bumped into each other on a stroll out in the sunshine in North London.Our photos show the Portuguese gaffer – who wore a coronavirus mask for his sunshine stroll – keeping on the other side of the road while talking to his player.The Special One appeared to flout coronavirus guidelines by taking a training session in a London park, with the ex-Chelsea and Manchester Untied manager later apologising for his actions.Dele Alli posts hilarious Lion King mock with dog Uno as Tottenham star shows off giant projector TV at his houselast_img read more

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Thurston devastated by Origin withdrawal

first_imgFor the first time since Game Three, 2004 a State of Origin match will be played without Thurston after the champion five-eighth was officially withdrawn from the team, freeing the way for Anthony Milford to prepare for his Origin debut without any doubt.On Wednesday morning Thurston told the media that he remained hopeful of playing his 37th consecutive Origin match but some testing late on Wednesday afternoon and a subsequent scan early Thursday morning confirmed that his shoulder was in no fit state to take the field and the decision was made.The Maroons’ team doctor Matt Hislop advised Thurston that he shouldn’t play following the results of the tests they conducted on the shoulder on Wednesday but the man himself didn’t want to believe it was true until scans confirmed that it had not recovered sufficiently.”I did some testing yesterday and the results didn’t come back the way that I wanted,” a clearly devastated Thurston said. “I had a chat to the doc and physio last night and I didn’t want to believe it. “I wanted a scan to clarify that in my own mind that I’m not fit enough to play and that confirmed that this morning.”I didn’t want to believe it until this morning. I had the worst sleep last night. Once I got the scan done I had another chat to the doc.”I am relieved that the doc has taken it out of my hands because I was keen on playing.”It’s the best decision for the team moving forward and that’s the way it goes.”Confirming that the injury does not require surgery, Thurston has now targeted the Cowboys’ Round 14 clash with the Eels in Townsville to make his return. If he does make it back for that game it will be his only hit-out in six weeks prior to going into camp for Origin II.The 34-year-old has decided to step down from representative football at the end of the Kangaroos’ World Cup campaign and said this latest disappointment won’t tempt him into playing again for Queensland in 2018.”I am at peace with the decision I have made,” Thurston said.”If I don’t play another Origin game it will be devastating but I have a lot of memories that I will cherish from being part of this team.”Obviously I’m devastated. I love everything about the Origin campaign, the build-up, the final training run, the buzz around the city, the town and wherever you are.”It’s devastating not to be a part of it when that two-minute bell goes.”The withdrawal of Thurston gives Milford and Cooper Cronk four training sessions in which to bed down a new scrumbase combination, a combination Cronk admits he won’t know will work until after Game One is completed.”It’s devastating. Johnathan Thurston has been front and centre of everything that the Queensland Origin side has done for 30-odd games – he’s never missed one – but on Wednesday night he’s not going to be there,” Cronk said.”We have to pick up the slack, get the job done and there’ll be no excuses.”We’ve got a spine meeting later today and we’ll have a chat about how we want to play and use Milford’s skills but also getting him to buy into what we’ve done over a period of time because it has worked.”We can train and trial everything but we can’t answer that until about 9.30 next Wednesday night.”last_img read more

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Pang ready for fight against Malaysian opponent

first_imgFighting in the Lightweight class, 38 year old Pang says he is ready to take on one of Malaysia’s best MMA fighters. “I never watch too much footage of my opponents and focus on what I can do not what they can do. I watch a couple of his recent fights with my coaches and we discovered patterns and that’s generally all I need to see,” said Pang.From Australia but brought up in PNG, Pang was given the nickname “The Warrior” which soon changed to “The Hunter” after receiving a spear wound on his forearm from a tribal fight in PNG.“Yes I have a spear scar on my right forearm that a I got from my homeland of PNG.””My friends and my brother have a lot worse so I am grateful that’s all it is,” said Pang.last_img read more

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Atlético complicates Champions League positions

first_imgBut Simeone has always maintained that the main objective of each course is to finish in the top four, something that so far has achieved tirelessly since the 2012-13 campaign, the first one that the Argentine coach started. It was with a third place prior to the great feat of the 2013-14 season, closed with the league title. He was followed by three more third places until the last two runners-up, where only Barcelona has managed to surpass him. Athletic has seen how its primary objective of the course has been complicating in recent weeks. Since the arrival of Simeone, the rojiblanco team has settled in the mathematical classification for the Champions, something that as the team budget has been increasing has become an obligation to maintain the economic conditions of the institution. However, the results crisis that Atlético is currently experiencing, with five straight games without winning (three of them from the League) have taken the rojiblanco team to sixth place in the standings, something that would leave the team without the maximum continental competition.Although there is still a long way to go, with 16 days still to be played, the solvency with which Atleti has achieved fight with Barcelona and Real Madrid for the League title in recent years and the power with which he has certified his access to the Champions League without complications has disappeared for the moment. Real Madrid, leader of the League, has left at 13 points with his victory in the derby, so fighting for the title seems impossible. Beyond the Blaugrana team, second classified, and Madrid, Atlético’s fight (36 points) is currently with Getafe, third with 39, the same as Sevilla, and with Valencia, fifth with 35. In addition, the rojiblanco team knows that if it continues to click, Villarreal and Real Sociedad come behind, both with 34 points. The athletic consolation is that in the worst year by far with Cholo on the bench, Third place is only one match away.The very poor team goalscoring figures, with only 22 goals scored in 22 games disputed, denote the clear problem rojiblanco face to door. Some shortcomings to which a solution will be sought with the return of key pieces such as Diego Costa or João Félix and the evolution of a newcomer Carrasco. After the defeat at the Bernabéu, Simeone commented: “I have a very competitive squad and we will surely reach the goals we need with the running of the matches if we repeat the role we had in the first half. “Some goals that go through the Champions League and where Atlético needs to take a step forward to return to the place that has corresponded year after year since the arrival of Cholo .Win the title, the other wayAnother variant that Atlético has to certify its classification for the Champions League is to win the competition itself. The rojiblanco team is still alive in the turner and live a top-level duel in the round of 16 against Liverpool. The English, current champions, are the big favorites, but Atlético is growing in the face of these kinds of challenges. Winning the Champions League gives automatic classification for the next course in the hype 1 regardless of the league position.last_img read more

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Laguardia: “We are taking advantages when defending”

first_imgLaguardia said that “sometimes dreams come true and I am very happy to approach numbers of legendary players such as Astudillo, Téllez, Karmona, Pablo Gómez. There are 97 games here and I am very proud. It has rained a lot since those first 3 that I played in Zaragoza. I have not had an easy career, has been full of obstacles but that has made me have a level of maturity that has given me these results. “ The central has, for example, had several operations due to rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament.On the defeat of last Saturday in Mallorcacommented that “We knew it was a very important game. Everyone is difficult and you can’t win because you impose your law. Valencia, for example, thrashed out of there. U.S We started the game well, we went to win it. They punished us for an unfair penalty and then they marked us in an isolated play. The team had moments like that opportunity from Lucas on the first play of the second half. We were hurt but now we are looking forward to Sunday. “ The Alavés is 6 points from the relegation places and, in that sense, Laguardia sentenced that “I am calm because I see a very close dressing room. I think we are where we have to be after what we are doing. The margin is within what we will need to add the 40 that can give you salvation. It is clear that we are going to suffer but the costumes are confident. “Alavés has already been called eleven penaltiesThe Alavés is being very punished with the maximum penalties. The concern is absolute with the hands within the area, most committed without voluntariness. In fact, in training, the ways of facing the rivals’ passes are already being rehearsed and, as advised, you have to defend with your hands behind. In short, unnatural postures.Of the eleven penalties that the whole of Asier Garitano has received, seven have arrived by use of arms and hands. Some, such as Manu, Magallán or Duarte in recent days have been to leave their arms loose. They have not sought the ball but the contact has existed and, with VAR or without VAR, they have ended up decreeing.Of the eleven maximum penalties, ten have been far from Mendizorroza (Mallorca, Athletic, Valencia, Granada, Barcelona, ​​Seville and two, respectively in the fields of Osasuna and Real Sociedad). The only one at home was against Betis in the first game of 2020. Pacheco has stopped seven penalties in his four years with Alavés in First Division, the last one, precisely, last Saturday.If Alavés has eleven maximum penalties against him, Mallorca has ten. The other day, also at the behest of the VAR, the Balearic team saw how they annulled a goal by Dani Rodríguez by a previous involuntary hand. Between Pizarro Gómez and Soto Grado they had a complicated Saturday morning. On the hands inside the area, he pointed out that “now it is clear that they all whistle. As I said on occasion, They are forcing all defenders to play with their hands behind and that takes away advantages when defending. But we have no other and we have to get used to the new regulation. The referees are the ones in charge but I think there is no unified criterion. We are doing specific exercises to try to correct these positions, although sometimes they are unnatural. “The weekend comes Athletic and noted that “the statistics are there and Now they are not joining in the league. We will have to do things very well to overcome them Because they are a great team. We know what a match like this means for our people and we know that the fans have it marked on the calendar. Our hobby is always with us good and bad and from the first minute we have to see our need to win. There is no desire for revenge because they beat us in the first round. We had a bad game in San Mamés. There will be times to use the head and you will also need to throw heart. “last_img read more

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