Southland Conference Announces TV Selections for First Four Weeks

first_imgWEEK 2Saturday, September 8Prairie View at Sam Houston State, 6 pm, ESPN+Lamar at Texas Tech, 3 pm, FSNSoutheastern La. at LSU, 6 pm, ESPN2/ESPNUTarleton State at Stephen F. Austin, 6 pm, ESPN+McNeese at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, Eleven SportsIncarnate Word at North Texas, 6:30 pm, ESPN+Nicholls at Tulane, 7 pm, ESPN3 Week 2 includes the first conference game of the season, as McNeese travels to Houston Baptist for a nationally televised game on Eleven Sports, also available on the Southland Digital Network. Earlier in the day, FOX Sports Southwest will broadcast Lamar at Texas Tech regionally, while additional FSN affiliates are set to carry it elsewhere. Two Southland home games will stream on ESPN+, as Sam Houston hosts Prairie View and Stephen F. Austin welcomes Tarleton State. UIW-North Texas is also set for ESPN+ coverage, while Nicholls-Tulane will reside on ESPN3. Southeastern Louisiana makes the short trek to LSU, and its television home on ESPN2 or ESPNU will be determined closer to game day. The schedule is subject to change. Additional early games may be selected at a later date. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference’s 2018 football television plans for the first four weeks of the season include over two dozen matchups set for coverage across ESPN platforms, Cox Sports Television, Eleven Sports, FOX Sports Networks and other outlets. WEEK 1Thursday, August 30Southeastern La. at ULM, 7 pm, ESPN+Northwestern State at Texas A&M, 7:30 pm, SEC Network North Dakota TV stations finalized for Sept. 15 @UNDfootball at @BearkatsFB game.Streaming available via ESPN3 throughout the rest of the country. @NCAA_FCS @mattsarz pic.twitter.com/w3Ro9b9HMN— Chris Mycoskie (@mycoskie) August 22, 2018 September 22 features a pair of playoff teams from last season, as Sam Houston State goes to Nicholls on ESPN+. Abilene Christian-Stephen F. Austin will also be streamed on ESPN+, while Southeastern Louisiana-Lamar is set for ESPN3. McNeese also goes to BYU as part of Week 4 action, with BYUtv producing the game and ESPN3 simulcasting. Saturday, September 1McNeese at Northern Colorado, 3 pm, Pluto TVKentucky Christian at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN3Central Arkansas at Tulsa, 6 pm, ESPN3Nicholls at Kansas, 6 pm, JTV/ESPN+Southwest Baptist at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, Southland Digital NetworkStephen F. Austin at Miss. State, 6:30 pm, ESPNUIncarnate Word at New Mexico, 7 pm, ESPN3Abilene Christian at Baylor, 7 pm, FSN ESPN+ is an integrated part of the ESPN App, the leading sports app and the premier all-in-one digital sports platform for fans. The ESPN App is a showcase of the company’s culture of innovation, delivering a rich, personalized experience that curates all of ESPN’s incredible content around each fan’s individual tastes. ESPN+ is also available through ESPN.com. WEEK 3Saturday, September 15North Dakota at Sam Houston State, 6 pm, KXMB/WDAY/ESPN3Nicholls at McNeese, 6 pm, Cox Sports TVAbilene Christian at Houston Baptist, 6 pm, ESPN3Northwestern State at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN+Central Arkansas at Southeastern La., 7 pm, ESPN+ About ESPN+ The Southland schedule begins with a pair of games on Thursday night of week one, August 30. Southeastern Louisiana visits former Southland member ULM, set for coverage on ESPN+, the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer subscription streaming service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International group in conjunction with ESPN. Northwestern State goes to Texas A&M that evening, with the broadcast carried on the SEC Network. The first Saturday of the season features five games on ESPN platforms, another on the league’s portal, plus one produced for regional FOX audiences. The day begins with McNeese at Northern Colorado on Pluto TV. Nicholls at Kansas will air regionally on the Jayhawk Television Network, simulcast on ESPN+. Lamar’s opener against Kentucky Christian on September 1, Central Arkansas-Tulsa and Incarnate Word-New Mexico are locked into ESPN3. Stephen F. Austin’s matchup with Mississippi State will receive national coverage on ESPNU. Houston Baptist’s home game vs. Southwest Baptist will stream on the Southland Digital Network, available via Southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps. To cap the night, Abilene Christian vs. Baylor will air regionally on FOX Sports Southwest+, in addition to other FSN affiliates across the country. SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE FOOTBALL: EARLY SEASON TV SCHEDULEALL TIMES CENTRAL Conference play kicks into full gear on September 15. Week 3 features Nicholls-McNeese on Cox Sports Television, which will be available on ESPN3 outside CST territory. ESPN+ will carry Northwestern State-Lamar and Central Arkansas-Southeastern Louisiana. ESPN3 will have exclusive coverage of Abilene Christian at Houston Baptist, while Sam Houston’s home game vs. North Dakota will be televised by local affiliates in the Flickertail State and streamed on ESPN3 elsewhere. WEEK 4Saturday, September 22Sam Houston State at Nicholls, 3 pm, ESPN+McNeese at BYU, 5 pm, BYUtv/ESPN3Abilene Christian at Stephen F. Austin, 6 pm, ESPN+Southeastern La. at Lamar, 6 pm, ESPN3 ESPN+ is the premium multi-sport, direct-to-consumer video service from The Walt Disney Company’s Direct-to-Consumer and International (DTCI) segment in conjunction with ESPN. It offers fans thousands of additional live events, on-demand content and original programming not available on ESPN’s linear TV or digital networks. Programming on ESPN+ includes hundreds of MLB, NHL and MLS games, thousands of college sports events (including football, basketball and multiple other sports from more than 15 conferences), exclusive Top Rank boxing, UFC (beginning in 2019), Grand Slam tennis, international and domestic rugby, cricket, new and exclusive documentary films and series, acclaimed studio shows and the full library of ESPN’s award-winning 30 for 30 films. Fans subscribe to ESPN+ for $4.99 a month (or $49.99 per year) and cancel at any time. For games in the remaining weeks, the Southland will reveal its television selections 12 days prior to kickoff. This will allow for the best matchups to be selected each week for various broadcast partners.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – FRIDAY, APRIL 26, 2019

first_imgROADSTER AND GAME WINNER BREEZE WELL FOR DERBY ROADSTER, GAME WINNER CAN SMELL THE ROSESSanta Anita Derby winner Roadster and champion Game Winner, two-thirds of Bob Baffert’s Talented Triple Crown Triumvirate, each had his final major workout this morning for next Saturday’s 145th Kentucky Derby, in which the two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer will be seeking his sixth victory.Working in company after the 6:45 a.m. renovation break, Roadster went six furlongs in 1:13.80, while Game Winner covered seven furlongs in 1:27 after the 7:45 break, each horse with jockey Martin Garcia in the irons.Once On Whiskey worked with Roadster and was clocked in 1:01.20 for five furlongs. Show Me Da Lute worked with Game Winner, getting five furlongs in 1:00.60. Both Roadster and Game Winner were inside their workmates.“I had them inside just to keep the pressure on,” Baffert explained. “That way I can control their works.“I loved the way he went,” Baffert said of Roadster. “Martin said he felt great and didn’t take a deep breath. That’s one thing about this horse–he’ll go a mile and a quarter. We just don’t know how fast. He handles a deep track, and the really good ones will do that.“He’ll be fit when he leaves here, because I think the Santa Anita Derby got him pretty fit. After that, I could see a big change in him. He really needed that race.“As soon as I told him to pick it up, he took off. He was controlling the work and just cruising along . . . if the horse is good enough, he’s ready” Game Winner looked awesome; it was perfect,” added Baffert, scheduled to leave for Kentucky at noon today, with the two horses set to depart early Saturday and join stablemate Improbable, already bedded down at Churchill Downs.Now it’s a matter of getting the trio to the gate healthy and safe. Strategy will be in the hands of fate. “They all have different styles,” Baffert said. “They’re not going to get in each other’s way. Now we have one more stressful moment. That’s the draw.“Then it’s time for the mint juleps.”BUSY BALTAS HAS FOUR FOR WEEKEND STAKESRichard Baltas has a busy stakes weekend on tap with four horses entered–Lemoona in the Grade II Santa Margarita Stakes and The Hunted in the $100,000 Crystal Water–both on Saturday, and Neptune’s Storm and Rijeka in Sunday’s $100,000 Singletary Stakes.Owned by Zayat Stables, LLC, Lemoona seeks her first stakes win coming off a powerful 5 ¼-length score from last place in an overnight grass race April 6.“Her last win was awesome,” Baltas said of the chestnut filly’s victory. “I don’t think this is a very strong field and she’s doing really well, so I’m just taking a chance.”The Hunted, a four-year-old gelded son of the late Unusual Heat, makes his stakes debut in the Crystal Water at a mile on turf. The California-bred chestnut broke his maiden by 5 ¼ lengths at a mile on grass last Oct. 27 at Santa Anita.“He’s doing great for this race,” Baltas said.As for Neptune’s Storm, “he’s a new horse and it seems like he’s doing OK,” Baltas said, having recently received the son of Stormy Atlantic from the Bill Morey stable.“Rijeka won after being a first-time gelding, so maybe that might have done the trick, and I took the blinkers off in his last race (which he won by a nose in a four-wide move).”The Crystal Water, race five of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: The Street Fighter, Aaron Gryder, 5-1; Hardboot, Victor Espinoza, 4-1; Tule Fog, Brice Blanc, 12-1; Brandothebartender, Joe Talamo, 5-2; Soi Phet, Alonso Quinonez, 4-1; Accountability, Drayden Van Dyke, 6-1; and The Hunted, Tiago Pereira, 7-2.The Santa Margarita, race eight: Starr of Quality, Tiago Pereira, 5-1; Exuberance, Norberto Arroyo Jr., 20-1; La Force, Drayden Van Dyke, 4-1; Birdie Gold, Victor Espinoza, 20-1; Withholding Info, Joe Talamo, 6-1; Lemoona, Aaron Gryder, 3-1; Just a Smidge, Martin Garcia, 10-1; and Paradise Woods, Mike Smith, 9-5.The Singletary, race five of nine with a 1 p.m. first post time: Rijeka, Kent Desormeaux; Jasikan, Rafael Bejarano; Shining Through, Flavien Prat; Big Scott Daddy, Aaron Gryder; King of Speed, Victor Espinoza; Urban Light, Tiago Periera; and Neptune’s Storm, Drayden Van Dyke.SANTA ANITA RACING SECRETARY FRANK E. ‘JIMMY’ KILROE IN HALL OF FAMEAs was announced Monday by the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame, the legendary Frank E. “Jimmy” Kilroe, who served as Santa Anita’s longtime Racing Secretary, Handicapper and later as a Senior Vice President, will be honored with posthumous induction to racing’s Hall of Fame in Saratoga Springs, N.Y. on Aug. 2.A native New Yorker who was born in 1912, Kilroe graduated from Columbia University before serving in the U.S. Army during World War II. Subsequent to his military service, Kilroe worked at both Arlington Park and Washington Park in Chicago prior to becoming Santa Anita’s Racing Secretary and Handicapper for the 1953-54 Winter Meeting.Regarded as an incredibly knowledgeable man who commanded high respect in racing circles the world over, Kilroe was credited with helping to attract many horses from Europe and South America during an incredible run at The Great Race Place which was cut short by retirement in 1990 due to a series of strokes, the first of which he suffered in 1989. In failing health, Kilroe, who was predeceased by his wife Martha, passed away Nov. 16, 1996 at age 84.A winner of the Eclipse Award of Merit in 1979 and the Joe E. Palmer Award, presented by the National Turf Writers Association in 1982, Kilroe was also a driving force in the creation of the American Graded Stakes initiative. Over a period of more than 35 years, Kilroe helped forge a top quality, consistent racing program that placed Santa Anita Park at the pinnacle of American racing.A further testament to the scope of Kilroe’s influence and character was rendered by legendary LA Times columnist Jim Murray, on the occasion of Kilroe’s 80th birthday, in 1992.“I love Jimmy Kilroe because I learned more from Jimmy Kilroe than all the owners, trainers and writers I have known in 40 years,” said Murray. “He’s one of the purest gentlemen I have ever known in my life.”A close friend and confidant of the late Hall of Fame conditioner Charlie Whittingham, Kilroe is memorialized annually with the running of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile, which is customarily run on Santa Anita Handicap Day each March.    In addition to retired jockey Craig Perret, Kilroe is one of 12 influential “Pillars of the Turf” that will be honored with Hall of Fame induction Aug. 2.Although neither were “regulars” at Santa Anita, top mares Royal Delta and Waya both tasted Grade I stakes glory in Arcadia and are prominent amongst just three equine inductees this year.Trained by Bill Mott and owned by Besilu Stables, three-time Eclipse Award winner Royal Delta ran twice at Santa Anita, winning the 2012 Breeders’ Cup Ladies Classic by 1 ½ lengths under Mike Smith, thus propelling her to being named Eclipse Champion Older Mare.  In her career finale, she finished fourth in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Distaff at Santa Anita. A Kentucky-bred foal of 2008 by Empire Maker, she won 12 of 22 starts and made $4,811,126.Eastern-based with trainer David Whitley, French-bred Waya ran three times at Santa Anita in the winter of 1979 and left an indelible mark. Ridden on all three occasions by Angel Cordero, Jr., Waya made her West Coast debut in the Arcadia Handicap on Feb. 10, running second. She then won the Santa Ana Handicap on March 14 and the Grade I Santa Barbara Handicap two weeks later on March 25.A foal of 1974 by Faraway Son, Waya was owned by Brant and Strawbridge, Jr. With Cordero at the controls, Waya toted 127 pounds in the Santa Ana at a 1 1/8 miles of turf and packed a staggering 131 pounds in the Santa Barbara, contested at 1 ¼ miles on turf.With her winter accomplishments at Santa Anita in hand, the mighty Waya would go on to be named Eclipse Champion Older Mare of 1979 and was subsequently retired with 14 wins from 29 starts and earnings of $822,948.FUTURE HALL OF FAMER MY JULIET WAS SANTA ANITA STAKES WINNERA tip of the hat to Sirius XM Satellite Radio’s Steve Byk, who points out that My Juliet, who will join Royal Delta and Waya as one of three equine inductees into the National Museum and Racing Hall of Fame Aug. 2, was also a Santa Anita stakes winner.Campaigned primarily on the Eastern Seaboard, My Juliet was America’s Eclipse Champion Sprinter in 1976. In the second of four Santa Anita starts, she took the $40,000 Las Flores Handicap by one length under jockey Anthony Black on New Year’s Day, 1977.“Tony actually talked the Santa Anita stewards into letting him ride the race,” said Byk. “He’d been in a car accident and was hurt pretty bad. He had to talk them into letting him ride and it’s one of his fondest memories.”Byk, who hosts the popular “At the Races” from tracks across the country on a year-round basis, also noted that My Juliet began her championship season of 1976 at Santa Anita, as she finished third versus the boys under Darrel McHargue in the Grade II, seven furlong Malibu Stakes on Jan. 10, 1976.A multiple graded stakes winner who won 24 out of 36 starts, My Juliet, a Kentucky-bred foal of 1972 by Gallant Romeo, out of the Bupers mare My Bupers, earned $548,859, was owned by George Weasel, Jr. and trained by Eugene H. Euster.Following her Las Flores win, My Juliet was second as the 123 pound highweight versus males in the Grade II, seven furlong San Carlos Handicap Jan. 16. In her fourth and final Santa Anita appearance, she was fifth in the 1 1/16 miles Santa Maria Handicap on Feb. 5, 1977.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV: ALL 3  EQUINE HALL OF FAMERS LINKED TO SANTA ANITA TRAINER BALTAS READY FOR A BUSY STAKES WEEKENDcenter_img KILROE IS POSTHUMOUSLY NAMED TO THE HALL OF FAME Flor de La Mar in company with  Acaro work 5 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19Bellafina works 5 furlongs (Callaghan) 4-26-19Game Winner works 7 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19Secret Spice (Outside) in company with  Madman work 5 furlongs (Baltas) 4-26-19Roadster (Inside) works 6 furlongs (Baffert) 4-26-19Stronach 5:  All-Star Ticket for April 26th, 2019Quick Questions: with jockey  Aaron GryderSimon Callaghan talks Bellafina following her final work before the Kentucky OaksXBTV Saturday: What to watch for at  Santa Anita Park on April 27th, 2019Phil D’Amato discussing Bowies Hero and S Y Sky ahead of their next starts at Golden Gate FieldsJack Carava discusses Zaffinah in the Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate FieldsFINISH LINES: Santa Anita Oaks winner Bellafina and runner-up Flor de Mar worked this morning for next Friday’s Kentucky Oaks, the former going five furlongs for Simon Callaghan in 1:01 and the latter the same distance for Bob Baffert in a bullet 59.80 from the gate . . . Catapult worked four furlongs in 48.80 for John Sadler for the Grade I Shoemaker Mile on May 27. The prestigious turf race is a Breeders’ Cup “Win and You’re In” event giving the victor a fees-paid berth to the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Mile . . . George Papaprodromou sends out 6-1 morning line chance For the Hustle in today’s eighth race in quest of his fourth straight training victory . . . Horseplayer Ryan Flanders and agent Derek Lawson will be Tom Quigley‘s guests Saturday and Sunday, respectively, at 11:50 a.m.last_img read more

Moura bursts into tears after Leipzig KO Spurs from Champions League

first_imgWEEPING winger Lucas Moura summed up Tottenham’s misery as they whimpered out of the Champions League.The Brazilian howled after Hugo Lloris’s two howlers gifted Marcel Sabitzer a double within 21 minutes as RB Leipzig reached the quarter-finals 4-0 on aggregate with a 3-0 win.3 Spurs boss Jose Mourinho consoled Lucas Moura as the Brazilian took exiting the Champions League harder than mostCredit: Reuters3 Tottenham chief Jose Mourinho stepped in when Lucas Moura burst into tears after defeatCredit: AP:Associated Press3Boss Joe Mourinho stepped in to console Moura, walking off the field with his arms round the 27-year-old, who covered his face with a hand.Moura was a stand-out star in Tottenham’s run to the final last season.But he went from hero to teary woe in Germany as he looked as hapless as most of his team-mates amid a dominant display from Leipzig.His tears provoked jeers on social media,  plus the odd hint of sympathy.One fan tweeted: “Why is Moura crying? They didn’t even show up LOL.”And another said: “Dele Alli should not play for this team next season Lucas Moura should be a substitute and for crying out load Play Parrotttttt.”TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESBut Mourinho insisted his team will learn from their “very difficult” night – and will NOT need rebuilding in the summer.He told BT Sport: “It’s hard for us to score at the moment. Our first couple of mistakes they score and then it’s very difficult.”Their physicality is incredible, their defenders win the duels, they stop the game. They are very fast in attack. They can hurt us all of the time, they deserve to go through.”If I can be critical of some of my players, I keep this for us. They tried to give what they can give.”Mourinho admitted: “We made mistakes, mistakes that we have analysed in previous matches. I never blame players with some difficulties.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 CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes”It’s hard for me to cope with players who cannot express their potential, not those who are at their limit. I am with the boys.But he added: “This summer, unless something happens during the holidays, when we start we will have Sissoko, Kane, Son, Bergwyn, Davies so that is massive.“People can say it’s excuses but it’s [the injuries] pretty bad for anyone and I don’t think anyone would resist in this situation. We have matches to play and we go to our limits. Let’s see how we end the season.”last_img read more

Tottenham star Alderweireld buys iPads and laptops to help coronavirus victims

first_imgThe government has asked all pubs, clubs, theatres and gyms to close, with the British public advised to implement social distancing.However, some individuals have chosen to ignore the strict advice, potentially putting thousands of lives in danger – something Vertonghen is clearly not happy about.Best coronavirus memes – People are finding entertainment wherever they can during self-isolation 3TOBY ALDERWEIRELD is buying up iPads and laptops to help coronavirus victims keep in touch with concerned friends and relatives.The Spurs defender has joined the groundswell of footballers keen to help out in the fight against the global pandemic.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates3 Alderweireld is doing his bit to help coronavirus victims stay in contact with loved ones by buying them laptops and iPads. More than 5,000 people have contracted the virus in the UKCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd he has urged his 675,000 social media followers to follow the government guidelines to slow the spread of the crisis.Belgian international Alderweireld said: “The virus creates many needs, especially the lack of personal contact for the people who are sick and can’t see their families.“My plan is to buy dozens of tablets to give to the hospitals and nursing homes so people who are isolated can video chat with their friends and loved ones to get through these tough periods.“So in the next few days and weeks I will be trying to get those tablets to the places where they can help.”And I hope that anyone who can spare or give anything they can will also help a little bit the people in need to still see their families and friends. Because that will help a lot.“I hope that everyone is following the government measures to stop the further spread of the coronavirus. Stay strong together.”Alderweireld’s support for victims of the deadly bug comes as his Spurs team-mate Jan Vertonghen called for people to be fined for violating protection measures.3The Belgian centre-back took to social media to express his views with the football season having ground to a halt due to the spread of the outbreak.And Vertonghen believes any fines brought against individuals breaking the rules should paid back into the NHS.He tweeted: “Should fine big time for everyone who’s not respecting the protection measures and give the money back to NHS, doctors, nurses, key workers etc… #SocialDistancing.”Should fine big time for everyone who’s not respecting the protection measures and give the money back to NHS, doctors, nurses, key workers etc… #SocialDistancing— Jan Vertonghen (@JanVertonghen) March 22, 2020last_img read more

Asia netball tournament starts with PNG win

first_imgIn her address to the 1,300-strong crowd, Jessica shared some of the year’s top netballing highlights, such as being awarded the Best Local Sports Event of the Year at the Singapore Sports Award and praised the team for their SEA Games win.She also paid special tribute to Mrs. Tan Yoon Yin, the first President of Netball Singapore for her contributions and efforts in building and growing the local netball community.Following the opening ceremony, fans were treated to a heart-thumping curtain raiser as Singapore took on rivals Papua New Guinea in what was an enthralling and close encounter as the visitors edged the match 44-43.In a repeat of the 2014 opening match, the teams went head to head right from the tip-off with Papua New Guinea’s quick and crisp passing game evident as they scored the first points of the match through GS Tiata Baldwin racing to a 5-1 lead before Singapore called a timeout. Singapore looked an inspired team after the timeout, with centre Nurul Baizura connecting a string of passes, and GS Charmaine Soh, and GA Pamela Liew, who scored 5 and 4 points respectively. The quarter ended with Papua New Guinea leading 11-9.The second quarter started with Singapore on the comeback as they rallied to take the lead 12-11 and then 14-12, as the teams went neck and neck throughout. Papua New Guinea then went on to score 9 in the second quarter to reclaim the lead from Singapore, ending the half with a 20-18 lead. Notable performances in the quarter came from Charmaine Soh (Singapore) with 5 points, and Lua Rikis (Papua New Guinea) with 6 points.At the mid-way point, Team Singapore made several changes as they brought on Ang Shi Qi as WD, and Yasmin Ho as GS, moving Charmaine Soh to GA, Micky to GK, and repositioning Premila to GD. Kimberly and Baizura retained their roles as WA and C respectively.Despite Singapore’s good start to the third quarter, the host found themselves down 31-33, as the Papua New Guinea defence proved tough to break down, with GD Susan Wellington, and GK Kilala Owen putting on impressive defensive displays to keep the opposition at bay. Midway through the quarter, Singapore regained their momentum to eventually tie the quarter at 13 all.The fourth quarter began with Papua New Guinea’s two-point lead from the first quarter intact. Mid-way through the quarter, Singapore tied the score at 40-all as a steal from Shi Qi was well finished by Yasmin Ho, who ended the match with 17 points. However an opening victory for the host was not to be as Papua New Guinea closed out the nail-biting match with a 44-43 win.When asked about the performance Team Singapore head coach Ruth Atiken said “ A one point loss is always hugely disappointing, but in terms of the fire of the team finishing strongly I was really pleased. It was a great game over 60 minutes and is a reflection of what this tournament is going to be about, we knew that they are a every strong team, they’ve been very close to us, so it’s all on.”When asked about the newer players in the team she added “I think Yasmin played really well as a goal shooter, she scored five or six in a row and her availability was excellent.”Micky Lin, Team Singapore captain said “I think we were a bit too careful to start, we played really short stuff and slowed the game down quite a fair bit. We usually play a much faster game, and took awhile to settle in, but we definitely got better over the last few quarters, and I think if we had a better start it would have been different for us, definitely something we need to bring back and work on.”Photo:  Team Singapore’s Charmaine Soh takes a shot to bring the host nation a point closer to equalizing with Papua New Guinea at the 10th Mission Foods Cup. Photo courtesy Straits Times.last_img read more

Spaniards around the world: Thiago, Dani Olmo, Igor Angulo …

first_imgThiago Alcantara, with his first goal in a year, Dani Olmoblunt in the Zagreb dynamo, the scoring voracity of Igor Angulo and of Jesus Jimenez in Poland and the legion of Spaniards of Asteras Tripolis Greek, they starred in the day of the Spaniards who play in Europe.Thiago is reunited with the goalIn the last times, Thiago Alcantara I hadn’t had much luck in the art of the goal. The Bayern Munich midfielder had almost a year since his last target. He got it on January 27, 2019, when he scored in the Bundesliga at the Allianz Arena at Sttutgart. Since then, in the 44 official matches of the 54 possible he played with the German club and the Spanish team, he had not scored.However, this weekend his luck changed in the game that Bayern won 0-4 at Bayern Munich. Thiago He made the third goal with a great shot from inside the area that ended his drought. It was his number 29 in the official game since he arrived at the Bavarian team in the 2013/14 season.Dani Olmo, safe valueWhile waiting to leave Dinamo Zagreb in the winter window, Dani Olmo does not stop serving in the Croatian club, which little by little seems clear that he has run out small. This weekend, the team led by Nenad Bjelica had a postponed match of the sixth day against Rejika. And, Dani Olmo, I don’t disappoint.The Spanish player signed a great game that crowned with a goal, The one who opened the scoring of a blunt victory (3-0). If you finally leave the Balkan club, you will have left a great taste in your mouth. This season adds eight goals in official matches and 32 in the three and a half courses that accumulates in Croatia. It is certainly a safe value.Legion of Spaniards in the Asteras TripolisAlthough he fights not to descend on Greece, Asteras Tripoli currently saves the type and maintains its options to save the category. It is the team of Europe with more Spaniards in its squad. Add up to eleven and this day the Serbian technician Milan Rastavac opted for eight of them to try to win at home PAOK of Thessaloniki. Up to eight Spanish names appeared in the initial eleven: Marc Fernandez, Borja Fernández, Luis Fernandez, Eneko Jauregui, Easter site, Angel Martinez, José Luis Valiente Y Dani Suarez they were part of the alignment of the Asteras. Then, in the second part he entered the field Adrián Riera, but although Marc Fernandez He scored, the Greek team lost 3-1. Even so, the confidence of the Serbian coach of the Greek team is total in the legion of Spanish soccer players.Igor Angulo and Jesús Jiménez, scoring voracity in PolandThe two players of Gornik Zabrze They shone this weekend with their team. They faced the Jagiellonia and they did not fail in their appointment with the goal. They surpassed their rival 3-0 and both had prominence. Igor Angulo made a double and Jesús Jiménez closed the account. The numbers ofBoth this season, they are very positive.Angle accumulates five goals in the last five duels. Add nine in the league. His partner, has eleven goals and is the second top scorer of the Ekstraklasa behind the Jaroslaw Niezgoda, which has marked fourteen. Both, day by day, are almost synonymous with a goal in a competition where so many Spaniards are highly valued.They also highlighted:Daniel Ramirez, which marked two penalties in Poland for him Lodz, Who lost 2-4 with the Wisla.Gerard Badia, that although he lost his match in the Poland League, Added the same to his particular account. Scored for him Piast, who lost 2-1 with the Plock.Jordi Quintilla he again celebrated a goal in Switzerland with the St. Gallen. He accumulates nine goals and is the second top scorer behind Cameroon Jean Pierre Nsame.Fran Sol in Ukraine he started again in the Kiev Dynamo after twelve games absent from an eleven. The striker who shone in Holland, Although it did not mark, little by little it sees the light in an unfortunate season in which it has not yet been released.last_img read more

Cristiano reaches the best average in more than 60 years

first_imgIn his stage in Turin, Cristiano Ronaldo has not yet improved his great numbers at Real Madrid but that does not mean that the Madeira striker is signing ‘bad’ seasons at the scorer level.Since your arrival, Cristiano maintains an average of 0.69 goals after scoring 48 goals in 69 games, this being the best average for 60 years. In data collected by A Bola, only Omar Sívori, fifth top scorer in bianconera history, had a better average than Cristiano when he reached 50 goals, since the italoargentino did it in 65 games for the 69 or more that the Portuguese will take. This weekend, The 7th Juventin will have the opportunity to reach this mark if he manages to score two goals against Fiorentina this Sunday (12:30 pm) at Allianz Stadium. Given the good run that goes through, getting a double is not something disposable. Since December, Cristiano has scored 14 goals in just eleven games between Serie A, Copa, Supercopa and Champions League. The forward has only missed his appointment with the goal once, in the final against Lazio.So far this season, the Portuguese has already achieved 20 goals, 17 of them in Serie A, which leaves him as second top scorer of Calcio after Ciro Immobile (Lazio), who has scored 23 points.last_img read more

Bordalás: “Ajax is still a favorite, no doubt”

first_imgDid you imagine a night like this?Honestly no. We had the most complicated team, a semifinalist of the Champions League and a great team. We always believe in what we do and the team played a great game. We minimize a team with great offensive vocation. We did not generate clear chances. Only in the final section the team went down a bit due to wear. This team does not know how to look back and in the last action we arrived with five players to finish that against. The 2-0 is a good result, but not definitive. What did you think of Deyverson’s game and his provocation at rest?We are very satisfied with all the players and especially with him. He scored and helped the team a lot. He was cooler than his peers and for high blood pressure and the work was very good. The goal was found in a very good team action. I have not seen what happened, but I have told everyone to forget about provocations.Were you disappointed in the style of Ajax?It has been the merit of Getafe that Ajax has not been able to develop the game we are used to.How should the second leg be raised?Now we have a very important match against a huge rival like Sevilla. The one in Amsterdam will be very difficult in a mythical scenario.Does Geta have more football than those who complain about his way of playing?We don’t have the talent of big teams because we are modest, but we do have a great offensive vocation and we are like that for something.How do you get everything to work so well?Players believe in work that is not a day’s flower. The player realizes that the job makes him better and the team wins. They are very happy with the interpretation of the game and that players who were unknown are making a great championship. A small team like Getafe could have a hard time in LaLiga, but you have to congratulate them all. Today there has been a fantastic atmosphere and we have all enjoyed it very much. Is it the most special game of your career?Fortunately I have left very satisfied with many Getafe matches. I always tell the boys not to set limits. Today was a great game, we enjoyed a lot of people. I congratulate the players and the fans.How do you leave Ajax without knocking on the door?A football team is like the machinery of a watch. If a part fails, the clock stops. Today we function as a clock. We neutralize a rival as powerful as Ajax with a great job.Is he now the favorite Getafe in this tie?It is still the Ajax without any doubt. They have fantastic offensive potential that they have already shown against large teams. We will enjoy this victory for a few hours and be aware that there are 94 minutes left before a team.last_img read more

Ramos and Monteiro advance to quarterfinals in Chile

first_imgRamos, third favourite, surpassed the Peruvian Juan Pablo Varillas Vera 7-6 and 6-2, and in the subsequent section they are going to be seen with Monteiro, eighth favourite, who on Thursday eradicated the Spaniard Roberto Carballés 6-1 and 6-4. “There are gamers from all around the world and Chileans like Cristian (Garín) who’s now in an ideal state of form. The extent of the gamers is at all times excessive, “Ramos mentioned.The Peruvian Varillas, eradicated this Thursday, mentioned in declarations to the group that he got here to the event in Chile with out many expectations provided that he had a tear in the abductor three weeks in the past in the event of Cordoba however together with his coach he determined to take part and play “quiet” and accumulate video games.On his targets for this 12 months, Rods mentioned he desires to enter the highest 100 of the ATP classificationQuarterfinal matches this Friday:Renzo Olivo (ARG) -Hugo Dellien (BOL)Thiago Monteiro (BRA) -Albert Ramos (ESP)Federico Delbonis (ARG) -Casper Ruud (NOR)Christian Garín (CHI) -Thiago Seyboth Wild (BRA) The Spanish Albert Ramos and the Brazilian Thiago Monteiro They certified on Thursday to play the quarterfinals of the Chilean Open ATP 250.last_img read more

The great tennis figures who play the pass to the Davis Cup final

first_imgSubsequent week the remaining 12 locations will likely be determined for the 2020 Davis Cup Finals, a final part during which Spain is already assured as champion, Canada as finalist, Great Britain and Russia as semifinalists and France and Serbia, which have Acquired the two invites granted by the group. A number of of the most excellent tennis rackets will battle for his or her nation to be current in Madrid from November 23 to 28. Beneath we evaluation what great tennis figures will play subsequent week in the Davis Cup playoffs.Marin CilicThe Croatian will strive to put his nation in the final fas during which, a priori it’s offered as a easy tie towards India. Croatia may have the court docket consider favor, as the tie will likely be performed in Zagreb. Pablo CuevasThe Uruguayan will lead his nation in the tie towards Austria, which will likely be performed in the Austrian metropolis of Graz however during which the native workforce won’t have Dominic Thiem.Philipp KohlschreiberThe Teuton will likely be the great trick of Germany in the tie towards Belarus to take his nation again to the Final Section of the Davis Cup.Taylor FritzThe American has the mission of placing his nation in the final part of the match in the Uzbekistan spherical of Denis Istomin to be held in Honolulu.Fabio FogniniThe Italian will likely be the great asset of his nation in the tie towards South Korea that can happen in Cagliari, on the island of Sardinia.last_img read more