Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Tyler Adams, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Buffalo, TexasAdams qualified for the NCAA meet and set a facility record with 6,016 points to take the heptathlon title at the Texas Tech Classic & Multis over the weekend. The senior from Buffalo, Texas, bested his closest competition by nearly 300 points. He finished no lower than third in any of the seven events, taking first place in the long jump, high jump, 60m hurdles, pole vault and 1000m. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State junior Micah Larkins and Sam Houston State senior Tyler Adams are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes 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 athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Garett Cortez, UIW; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Chris Jefferson, Sam Houston State; Isaac Vargas, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Jr. – Princeton, La.Larkins clocked the third-fastest time in Southland history for both 60m and 200m at the Pittsburg State Invitational. For the 60, he ran a 6.63, a mark that is good for fifth in the nation and first in the conference. Larkins is ranked 33rd in the world in the 60. The junior also ran a 21.13 in the 200, which is ranked 19th nationally and also first in the conference. Honorable Mention: Lentz Similien, McNeese; Colton Cohea, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Stevon Crooks, Southeastern Louisiana. The Demons next head to the LSU Bayou Bengal Invitational in Baton Rouge, La. on Feb. 2 while the Bearkats make the trip west to Lubbock again for the Texas Tech Open from Feb. 2-3.
First serve of semifinals action is set for 2 p.m. Friday with Northwestern State taking on Central Arkansas and a Lone Star State showdown between top-seed Abilene Christian and Sam Houston State. No. 1 Abilene Christian 4, No. 8 Lamar 0 (Box Score)Recording the only shutout of the day, Abilene Christian picked up the doubles point behind a pair of 6-3 wins by the duos of Sarah Adams and Nini Memishishi and Sanja Jolic and Laura Sola Grau. The Wildcats rolled to eight-straight set victories as Memishishi topped Jasmin Buchta at the first flight of singles, followed by a straight-set win by Allison Stewart, who improved to 12-0 against Southland Conference opponents this season. Sarah Adams’ 6-4, 6-3 defeat of Bianca Vitale clinched the winning point for ACU. CORPUS CHRISTI, TEXAS – All four top seeds advance to Friday’s semifinal round of the 2019 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Tournament on Thursday at the Thomas J. Henry Center. No. 2 Northwestern State 4, No. 7 New Orleans 1 (Box Score)Setting up a semifinals matchup against Central Arkansas, the Lady Demons won their first six sets to jump out to a 3-0 lead with the doubles point and wins at No. 6 and No. 5 singles. Second Team All-Southland picks Ela Iwaniuk and Judit Castillo Gargallo dropped just six total games in their straight-set victories. After Ank Vullings handed Rhea Verma her first loss against a conference opponent to cut it to 3-1, NSU’s Patrycja Polanska topped Claudette Gilhespie 7-5, 6-2 to earn the clinching point. In the regular season, the Lady Demons defeated Central Arkansas 4-3 at home. No. 4 Sam Houston State 4, No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 2 (Box Score)After dropping the doubles point, the Bearkats were forced to win four out of six singles matchups and did just that in order to advance to the semifinals. Karla De La Luz Montalvo, Roos Gerritsen and Southland Conference Player of the Year Sahaja Yamalapalli rattled off three-consecutive straight-set victories to take the lead for good. Islander Camille Townsend rode a big third frame to cut it to 3-2. Petra Kaszas, who was blanked 6-0 in set two, returned the favor in the final set to clinch the match-winning point. The regular-season meeting between ACU and SHSU also ended in a 4-3 score in favor of the Wildcats. No. 3 Central Arkansas 4, No. 6 McNeese 3 (Box Score)The Bears held off a late comeback effort by the Cowgirls, who tied up the match at 3-3 with wins at No. 3 and No. 6 singles by Marija Mastilovic and Carlotta Romito, respectively. Both contests were forced to go to a third-set tiebreaker with Mastilovic topping Marli Van Heerden 8-3 and Romito edging Rada Mantaweewat 8-6. UCA’s QiLi Ma secured the match-winning point with a three-set triumph over Sofia SanJose Moreno, blanking her Cowgirl opponent 6-0 in the final frame. The Bears captured the doubles point to begin the opening match as the duos of Van Heerden and Chunxi Xin and Fuka Nonoyama and Yada Vasupongchai cruised to their victories.
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4Kane is out until April at the earliest with a torn hamstring while Mourinho is unsure whether Son will recover from his broken arm in time to play again this season.Defender Toby Alderweireld urged the likes of Moura to step up in the deadly duo’s absence.The Belgian said: “It’s up to other people now to show their qualities up front.“People have to step up, not just one person. In one game it will be one guy, another game it will be someone else.“We must not stare blind on this one result. We created a couple of chances against a very good opponent. We have to work hard and solve this as a team.“This tie is not over. We can win the second game, we can go there and win the game.“We must believe that we have the players and the experience to do it.”MOST 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himFirst, Tottenham have the small matter of a trip to London rivals Chelsea in tomorrow’s lunch-time kick-off.It is a huge clash in the race for Champions League qualification and Mourinho will be out for revenge against his old side after December’s 2-0 home defeatwhere Willian struck twice.Moura added: “That game was really difficult for us. We didn’t play well. We didn’t do our best but Saturday will be very different.” Dele Alli was not happy after being substituted against RB Leipzig LUCAS MOURA has told Tottenham not to let their injury jinx wreck their season and use ‘the spirit of Amsterdam’ to see them through.Spurs looked toothless on Wednesday in the 1-0 home defeat to RB Leipzig without crocked duo Harry Kane and Son Heung-min.4 Lucas Moura has told Tottenham’s players to not let injuries ruin their seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Harry Kane is likely to miss almost all of the rest of the season with a hamstring injuryCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Heung Son-min injured his arm during Sunday’s win at Aston VillaCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut Moura feels there is enough goalscoring talent in Jose Mourinho’s squad to turn the Champions League last-16 tie around — just like he did with a second-leg hat-trick against Ajax last season.The Brazilian said: “We lose two big strikers but we cannot cry. We have very good players that can score as well.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenham“That’s the game. Every team has problems such as this. We can go there and we can score.“We can turn it around, the game is not over.“We will prepare well and I am sure we are capable to go there and qualify.”To progress, Spurs will have to replicate their feat from last season where they overturned a 1-0 first-leg deficit to win in Amsterdam.Moura, 27, rarely threatened against Leipzig but is adamant that he can rediscover his shooting boots in Germany in three weeks.The ex-Paris Saint-Germain man added: “I will give my best.“We know that in football everything can happen and we will not give up. We need to believe and that’s what I do every time.”
After going down to the Cowboys in Townsville, the Bunnies brushed off a late converted try from the Panthers to march up field and allow for Reynolds to slot the match-winning one-pointer.NRL.com reports a collective team effort satisfied Maguire the most, who said the combinations were beginning to show out on the field after six rounds of the Telstra Premiership.”The boys have been working pretty hard over the last few weeks where we haven’t really had too many rewards but it was nice to see them work through that game,” Maguire said post-game.”We put pressure on ourselves sometimes but stuck strong throughout and our preparation helped us get through periods like that.”The Bunnies were led strongly by halves pairing Adam Reynolds and Cody Walker with the field-goal at the death earning high praise from the premiership-winning coach.”Adam’s finish there… he’s done a lot of work around that area to make sure when those times come, he comes up with the right play,” Maguire said.”He does a bit [of practice], obviously like any kicker but there are a lot of players who do a lot of work.”I thought John Sutton was excellent today, he really put his hand up there with 20 minutes to go, he couldn’t move but then he come up with a strong run and then Kyle Turner got on the back of it.”From there Adam was able to kick that field goal so it was very pleasing for those individuals in our team.”I’ve seen them over the last three weeks starting to build really well and building some really good combinations together so it’s another step forward for us.”Defensively they were very strong throughout the game but there are areas there where we can still look at.”Meanwhile, Rabbitohs skipper Sam Burgess said the halves’ control throughout the second half went a long way to the Bunnies getting over the line late in the contest. “I thought we played well tonight and made some great choices with better last-play finishes compared to the last few weeks,” Burgess said. “I’m pleased for Adam to get that field goal, like Madge said he puts a lot of practice in and people don’t see that so it’s nice to see him get one out on the field tonight.”On a horror night for outside backs, Maguire defended Braidon Burns’ efforts against the right-boot of Nathan Cleary after the rookie winger spilled the ball on four occasions in an unhappy return to Pepper Stadium.”He’s got a fair kick on him, Nathan,” Maguire said.”They (Panthers) obviously peppered that side and I thought earlier in the game we probably didn’t have enough kick pressure so we allowed him to have better kick-time. “Robbie [Farah] came out and probably started to put more pressure on and it changed the game from that point of view.”I’m sure Braidon will do a bit of practice at training and maybe Greg [Inglis] will be able to help him out.”Maguire’s side will now face the Bulldogs next week in the annual Good Friday fixture and face a confident Canterbury outfit after Des Hasler’s men notched up their second win on the trot with a 22-12 victory over the Knights on Friday afternoon.
Linda Pulsan is the Pacific Games champion in the 72kg women’s powerlifting event.She will be defending her title this afternoon at the PNG Power Dome (SJGS Indoor Complex). Pulsan told Loop PNG in the morning that she does not feel any pressure and will let her lifting do the talking.Speaking in Tok Pisin, Pulsan added that she will try her best to defend her gold.Meanwhile, Pulsan said, she felt the nerves of carrying the country’s flag, but those disappeared when entering the ceremony arena.
The Central Luzon Crusaders team previously known as the Indang Rebels which incorporates PNG students studying in Universities and colleges in Philippines will now compete in the Philippines National Rugby League Competition against some of Philippines strong teams Albay Vulcans, Manila Storm and University of Batangas Toro in a four team competition.Rebels were formed 3 years ago by students to celebrate Papua New Guinea’s independence in Philippines as the countries national sport.It has eventually progressed from college level to national level.Gorden Asa a 24year old PNG national studying Civil Engineering at Cavite State University will be leading the Central Luzon Crusaders in the PNRL’s inaugural 2016 season.Gorden and the PNG students are proud to play in a regular Rugby League competition to develop the sport and be part of history.“We took the opportunity to show people our interest in Rugby League as it builds our interest to train and promote Rugby League to our Filipino friends in our school, province and the Philippines,” the Central Luzon Crusaders trailblazer Gorden Asa said. He predicts more students will join as the competition progresses and gains popularity in the Philipines.“Our aim is to teach those that are willing to learn the sport and how it is played internationally,” Gorden said.
Seville, Valencia and Villarreal. For many years when Simeone talked about rivals those were the names that came out of his mouth. Villarreal, Valencia, Seville. At them, Atlético looks again in this “transition” season. Madrid and Barça are far, 13 points one, 10 the other. The fight is the Champions League, the places that give access to be in it next season. Atletico is 4th, they returned to them last day, Valencia, 7th, two points less. In the first round his confrontation ended in a draw. Whoever wins today takes more than three points, also takes the goal average. They can call it a match but it’s really a battle for the Champions League. Very hard. The two need to win it.Valencia grabs Mestalla. He hasn’t lost at home since April 2019. That is, throughout this season. That is, neither Barça nor Madrid nor Seville managed to win there. It is the good face of the Celades team, that of Mestalla. Outside it happens like Atlético, it’s Mr. Hyde Three home games in 2020, three wins. Two out, two reviews. He still licks the wounds of last week in Getafe. Gayà arrives, Gameiro and Cheryshev return but not Coquelin. Rodrigo either. As in the first round you can not face the team that was about to be yours in summer. Knee. Guedes could play on his hitch, and so Celades keeps his usual midfield. Ferran and Soler for the bands. Kondogbia and Parejo. The lack of solidity is his fate, how much he grants, aggravated by Garay’s injury. Diakhaby or Mangala, the doubt. Morata, with Atlético Simeone travels with Morata. The plan is to have minutes, the goal is Liverpool. Giménez also travels. In the infirmary there are only Trippier, Herrera and João Félix. Starting, as before Granada, Atlético will play without pure strikers, with Vitolo and Correa. The Argentine, the piece chosen for Rodrigo to come and go, is essential today. Six goals and six assists. Fundamental more than ever, the team, the shield and all the others are put behind their backs. Good thing he didn’t leave. Felipe returns to eleven and breathes the Cholo: also Arias. You have tried Llorente on the right. It goes to more and more. Face Mr. Hyde Atleti is only three wins out. A poor baggage for a team that, as always, first of all looks for something. The Champions. The train next season passes through Valencia today.
While the awards and recognitions dodge you, in an inexplicable dynamic from any perspective, Oblak maintains its extraordinary differential goalkeeper legend. It could be stated without hesitation that it is one of the most determining factors of the last decade. The Anfield exhibition, distant already in time and in resonance before the avalanche of the pandemic, X-rayed the conditions of a keeper who handles all the records of the goal. The graph approximates the relevance of Oblak through an analysis of his numbers and under the gaze of his recital against Liverpool. Since his arrival at Atlético in 2014, he already has 646 stops, a figure that is only one more sign of his football notoriety. These six years of rojiblanco have made him one of the best goalkeepers and a guardian who has hardly any comparisons in the world. Oblak continues his story at Atlético.
“Everybody who was there was unbelievable and helped me loads. I’ve made a donation to thanks for the whole lot you’re doing, “Murray stated in a video.“That is an especially tough time for everybody, however particularly for healthcare personnel, so I would like to thanks for the onerous work what you’re doing, the dedication you present and the sacrifices you make, “he concluded.World tennis is suspended till not less than July 13, with some tournaments equivalent to Wimbledon already canceled and others, like Roland Garros, postponed till September. Tennis participant Andy Murray made a donation to a Cambridge hospital (England) by which an x-ray was taken earlier than the coronavirus disaster.The Scotsman is at present recovering from the hip issues he has had for greater than two years. and that they haven’t allowed him to compete recurrently on the circuit.Murray wished to assist help the hospital, highlighting the “tough occasions” that your entire UK healthcare system goes via.