Month: May 2020
No. 5 McNeese Advances With 7-2 Win Over No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi
McNeese got on the board first in the top of the second by virtue of a Dustin Duhon single that dropped in front of A&M-Corpus Christi center fielder Nick Anderson, knocking in Carson Maxwell. The ensuing at-bat resulted in a Reid Bourque groundout that allowed Julian Gonzales to score and double the Cowboy lead. The Cowboys added one more for good measure in the seventh as Dickerson nearly singled through the left side, but it was deep enough to drive in Nate Fisbeck and put McNeese on top 6-0.BSB: Stretch time in Sugar Land, and @McNeeseBaseball has stretched its lead to 6-0. RBI single for Dickerson, plating Fisbeck.?? https://t.co/wkzW6nuHGu ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/TupHZuSfbf— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 24, 2019 Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – Jake Dickerson’s 4-for-4 performance at the plate led No. 5 McNeese to a 7-2 victory over No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Thursday night at Constellation Field. The decision puts the Cowboys one win away from competing for a Southland Conference Tournament title for the first time since 2003. In the final frame, the Cowboys put ducks on the pond with a pair of hit batters and a Fisbeck double, setting up Dickerson’s RBI infield single to push the lead back to five. Cowboys starter Rhett Deaton (8-4) earned the win after only giving up one earned run over 7.1 innings with four strikeouts. He carried a no-hitter into the fifth, when Nick Anderson reached on a leadoff bunt single, but Deaton responded by retiring the next nine batters in order.BSB: Cowboys’ starter Deaton through 6 innings: 1 hit, 0 ER, 3 K, 1 BB, 71 pitches. Heading to the 7th, @McNeeseBaseball lead remains 5-0 over @IslandersBSB. ?? https://t.co/wkzW6nMj54 ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #ShakasUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/EzDxPS4Ogc— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 24, 2019 The Islanders trimmed their deficit to four in the eighth as three straight batters reached to start the inning, beginning with a triple, followed by a fielding error and an RBI single. In the top of the fourth, McNeese put up a trio of runs on a balk with runners on the corners that brought Jake Dickerson home, followed by a Duhon double that plated Maxwell for the second time of the game. Two batters later, another two-bagger off the bat of Payton Harden scored Duhon for a 5-0 lead. The noon CT game tomorrow will pit A&M-Corpus Christi against first-round opponent Incarnate Word with the winner to face McNeese at 7 p.m. and the loser forced to go home.
Amazon to show Merseyside derby, Utd vs Spurs AND potentially Lampard vs Terry
AMAZON PRIME have entered the Premier League broadcasting ring with a bang as they will serve up some mammoth clashes this season.A Merseyside derby, Manchester United vs Tottenham and a potential Frank Lampard reunion with John Terry are to be shown by the new kids on the broadcasting block.2 Liverpool vs Everton, Manchester United vs Tottenham and Chelsea vs Aston Villa are the pick of Amazon’s gamesThe online streamers have won the rights to two complete rounds of fixtures and will therefore show 20 top-flight matches.Those rounds of fixtures will be played on December 3-5 and December 26-27.The first of those will be a midweek set before the traditional Boxing Day games.Liverpool at home to Everton and Spurs’ trip to Old Trafford are the picks of the bunch in early December.But while Chelsea’s game at home to Aston Villa may not be the tastiest just yet, it could see Lampard – should he replace Maurizio Sarri – take on his old team-mate and current Villa assistant Terry at Stamford Bridge.And with Amazon Prime showing all ten games, they will surely split the two headline ties to be played on different days.Also in that matchweek, Arsenal host Brighton, Manchester City travel to Burnley and Leicester host Brendan Rodgers’ first club Watford.Crystal Palace vs Bournemouth, Sheffield United vs Newcastle, Southampton vs Norwich and Wolves vs West Ham complete the fixture list.BOXING DAY BELTERSThen after Christmas, Rodgers takes on another former side as Liverpool head to the King Power.Arsenal and City must also travel with clashes away at Bournemouth and Wolves respectively.Chelsea are at home to Southampton, Manchester United host Newcastle and Tottenham welcome Brighton to their new stadium.There is also an all-promoted clash between Villa and Norwich.Burnley will be hoping for a better result against Everton on Boxing Day this year after being stuffed 5-1 by the Toffees last season.West Ham will once again be away after Christmas with many believing they cannot play at the London Stadium… due to the sales at the Westfield.2Latest Premier League newsExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHEAT IS OFFHeaton will miss Aston Villa’s 10-game relegation dogfight with knee injuryPASSED THE TESTHuge boost to Project Restart with ZERO positive results in new Covid testsAnd spare a thought for Watford fans who must head to Sheffield United for their Boxing Day fixture.Fortunately, they will be able to save themselves the 288-mile round trip by watching the game for free on Amazon Prime.Existing customers will be able to watch the games through Amazon Prime Video while those without a subscription could simply sign up for a one-month free trial at the beginning of December to access all the games for nothing.Premier League fixtures for opening weekend of 2019/20 season announced Find Amazon discounts and offer codes with The Sun Vouchers
Tottenham would be crazy to sack Mauricio Pochettino, insists ex-boss Redknapp
If Pochettino, 47, were to resign or be sacked following the team’s poor start to the season, Tottenham’s options for an immediate replacement would be limited.Pochettino himself is a long-term target of Real president Florentino Perez.And it could be a neat solution for all concerned if he went back to Spain to take charge at the Bernabeu, with Mourinho replacing him at Spurs.3 Poch is under pressure after a nightmare start that has them down in 14th place.Credit: PA:Press Association HARRY REDKNAPP insists Spurs would be crazy to sack Mauricio Pochettino.Boss Poch is under pressure after a nightmare start that has them down in 14th place.3 Harry Redknapp insists Spurs would be crazy to sack Mauricio PochettinoCredit: ReutersHe faces a crunch derby clash at West Ham on Saturday but Redknapp — who managed both clubs — has warned Tottenham not to boot him out.Harry, 72, said: “He’s a fantastic manager. You are only as good as your players and they need to pick up their form.“It would not even come into the equation for me to get rid of him.”Spurs are without a Premier League win since September and defeat at the Hammers will ramp up the pressure on Poch, just 5½ months after he led the club to the Champions League final.And SunSport revealed Jose Mourinho is keeping a close eye on the Spurs situation — despite believing the Real Madrid job will be his if he wants it.Mourinho has been linked with a Bernabeu return for several months because of Zinedine Zidane’s struggles in his own second spell at the club.The former Chelsea boss, 56, told friends he is confident of being offered the post if and when Zidane goes.But the TV pundit also confided he would not necessarily accept, partly because of the possibility of taking over at Spurs.3Most 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 him
All Blacks rally to beat Barbarians
Led by former Wallabies coach Robbie Deans, the Barbarians were 17-10 ahead at half-time on Saturday thanks to tries from Kiwi pair Richie Mo’unga and George Bridge, as well as Australian Sam Carter.Steve Hansen’s men, missing a host of rested and injured regulars, remained in sight thanks to TJ Perenara and Vaea Fifita’s scores.For all their good early work, the Barbarians were blown away in the space of six second-half minutes, as Ngani Laumape, Sam Cane and Nathan Harris all crossed to turn the match on its head. Temporary captain Beauden Barrett converted all three tries to make it 31-17, as the out-of-favour Julian Savea, overlooked for New Zealand’s November internationals and appearing for the Barbarians against his countrymen, had a quiet match by his own high standards in west London.Brotherly ! A touching moment as @ardiesavea and @juliansavea7 meet in the tunnel before kick off.#BARvNZL pic.twitter.com/3ff1prDGDn— All Blacks (@AllBlacks) November 4, 2017The same cannot be said of wing Naholo, who lit up the first half by dancing through two attempted tackles right on the touchline to return Perenara’s offload and allow the scrum-half to claim his team’s first try.Laumape, meanwhile, a man nicknamed the Mini Bus, was instrumental in driving the All Blacks’ second-half onslaught, the massed ranks of the Barbarians defence proving unable to stop the Hurricanes centre from barging over in the 53rd minute. Deans’ side refused to give up but were unable to muster an effective response until the last minute of the game, a breakaway Bridge try reducing the deficit after Tim Perry, Matt Duffie and Asafo Aumua all received New Zealand debuts off the bench. The victory leaves the Rugby Championship winners to prepare for more searching examinations against France, Scotland and Wales, when the All Blacks XV is likely to take on a more predictable appearance.
Milford confirms Brisbane switch for 2015
Canberra Raiders fullback Anthony Milford has informed the club he will be honouring the deal he made with the Brisbane Broncos and will depart at the end of the 2014 season.Milford said the decision to leave the club where he developed his game and made his NRL debut was the toughest of his career so far and thanked everyone involved in the Raiders organisation for the opportunities they have given him and the patience they have shown.“This was a very tough decision for me and my family and I want to thank everyone at the Raiders for everything they have done for me,” Milford said.“I’ve been with the club since I was awarded a scholarship at the age of 13. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for the Raiders and I will never forget the support they’ve given me.“I’m 100 per cent committed to the Raiders for the rest of the season and I look forward to helping the team play well for the rest of the year.”Milford will honour the final year of his current deal with the Raiders and remain with the club until the end of the 2014 season. – NRL.com
Pukpuks ready to snap Solomon Islands Hunters
Pukpuks coach, Sydney Wesley says his team is more than ready to take on the Hunters.The Pukpuks are one game away from retaining the Oceania Rugby Cup trophy and Wesley knows tomorrow’s game will be the toughest in this tournament.“We know Solomon Islands will be desperate for a win.”“I’ve driven that message into the players that our job is not done yet and to keep playing to our game plan,” said Wesley.While the Pukpuks will be missing fullback Jonah Kautu who is sick, winger Wesley Vali returns to the starting side from injury.Wesley said while Solomon Islands boast one of the biggest forward packs, his team will work around this.“They have a much bigger pack, but we’ll still have the upper hand if we can run around them and tire them out. It will be competitive right across the park and we’re ready for this,” said Wesley.Tomorrow’s game kicks off at 3:30pm at the Sir Hubert Murray stadium.
Stadiums unveiled for 2020 Tokyo Olympics
A winner will be chosen later this month, the Japan Sports Council said in a statement.”(The winning design) will be selected by the end of December after further examination by a committee consisting of architectural experts and ministers,” said Council president Kazumi Daito.”We want to create a stadium that can be loved by everyone in the world.”In July, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced that the Government was ditching Iraqi-British architect Zaha Hadid’s “bike helmet” stadium design, which had been projected to cost 150 billion yen ($2.02 billion).Abe said the scrapping of the design meant the stadium would not be ready in time for the 2019 Rugby World Cup, but said he was “certain” that the project would be ready in time for the 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.A spokesman for Zaha Hadid Architects blamed increases in construction costs in Tokyo and the difficult of working to a fixed deadline for the stadium’s spiralling price tag.Japanese architects had been scathing of the design, with leading architect Arata Isozaki writing an open letter to the government body in charge of the games that the sight left him “in despair” and warning the stadium would be a “disgrace to future generations.”
Tonga Rugby Union broke
President and the executive chairman of TRU, Fe‘ao Vunipola admitted that the union’s mountain of debts amount to hundreds of thousands of Pa’anga that go back over several years.Fe’ao told the Matangi Tonga Online that the Tonga Rugby Union property and office at Hala Salote, Fasi-moe-afi had been in receivership since October last year, when they could not keep up the repayment of their TOP$300,000 (K400,000) debt to Carinat Sport Marketing, Hong Kong. Carinat was an agent that bought the uniforms for Tonga’s Under 20, Tonga A and the ‘Ikale Tahi teams in 2012. He said in October 2015, the Supreme Court had placed TRU assets under the receivership and ordered that the TRU pay Carinat Sport Marketing USD$1000 a month. The Carinat representative in Tonga is lawyer Ralph Stevenson. Fe‘ao said they have kept up the payments and had paid, probably, about USD$4000, but last month, February, they could not keep up with the monthly payments. They were looking forward for the 600,000 pounds annual contribution from World Rugby that was scheduled to arrive on March 15, but it did not materialise. World Rugby withheld their contribution because of the TRU’s mounting debts and the fact that the Supreme Court had put TRU assets under receivership. Fe’ao said the only option left was to seek government assistance, and fortunately government was willing to hear their problems. He said the Tonga Government had always been willing to prop up rugby, and during the last Rugby World Cup, contributed about $1 million to the Tonga Rugby Union. Fe’ao said he had informed Stevenson that he had consulted government and he was hopeful that they would help them. He believed the creditors were willing to give him more time to negotiate with government. Meanwhile, Fe’ao planned to call a special meeting of the TRU on April 1 to amend the TRU Constitution in preparation for the Annual General Meeting at the end of April or early May. The proposed amendment to the Constitution is for the Prime Minister, ‘Akilisi Pohiva to be the president of the TRU, and for the election of a chairman and a deputy chairman of the board. He said that World Rugby representatives will be in Tonga from April 5-7 to meet with representatives of the TRU and with government. He was hopeful that following these meetings, the World Rugby would release their annual financial contribution to the TRU. The current members of the board of the TRU are: President and executive chairman, his deputy Manu Mataele, with three representatives, one each from Vava’u, Ha’apai and ‘Eua, and a representative each from Eastern, Western and Tongatapu as a whole.
Pombo goes on loan to Cádiz
The agreement between Real Zaragoza and Cádiz, as already published by AS.com on Tuesday, is total and in the last hours the representative of Pombo has already agreed his conditions with the Cadiz club, so that only the signature of all the documentation, which will be produced tomorrow morning. The intention of all parties is that Pombo does not train in the afternoon with Real Zaragoza and already travel to Cádiz to join the set of Álvaro Cervera. The march of Pombo will release 110,000 euros of salary mass in Real Zaragoza, an amount that must be joined to the 150,000 euros that are still limited, a money that will now go to the incorporation of a center forward. In addition, the Aragonese club will be giving out to Georgian Papu and Guinean Bikoro, for which Racing de Santander showed great interest a week ago, but whose transfer is now in the air, when Zaragoza was considered safe incorporation to the Cantabrian team.For its part, the Japanese Kagawa, whose performance has been more than discreet, has the doors open in case he decides to terminate his contract. Víctor Fernández has asked for three signings for this winter market, one per line, and the Kagawa march would free up a significant salary mass. Jorge Pombo is the first of the transferable to leave Real Zaragoza. The Aragonese striker, who has completed his last training under Víctor Fernández today, will sign his assignment tomorrow until the end of the season to Cádiz, the leading leader of the Second Division, which will also have a mandatory purchase option in case of Ascent over a football player who was already interested last August.
Ulloa breaks the crusader
A jug of cold water for the Franjirrojos, who already ran out of air last Wednesday when the attacker could not finish the session. He made a bad move and hurt his knee, something that immediately set off the alarms. Since that day, No sign of Ulloa in training. Subsequent medical tests have corroborated the worst news.Ulloa, 33, joins the payroll of long-term injured Rayo, which this season amounts to four. Velázquez and Baby also suffered a break in the crusader, while Alberto García suffers an injury of cartilage in the left knee, which has had to go through the operating room twice (the last one, due to a chondrocyte implant). This low leaves Paco Jémez with only one forward in the squad, so the club will have to look for a reinforcement. More setbacks for the franjirrojo coach, who only has Yacine Qasmi, a battering ram that arrived in the winter market. Another option would be to align Andrés as ‘false nine’. For the most immediate appointment, that of Heliodoro, Paco loses two fixed in the eleven: Ulloa and Trejo, this one by sanction. In addition, Comesaña and Pozo continue to recover.Ulloa: “I will come back with more force”Ulloa used his Social Networks to send a message, as soon as the severity of his injury was confirmed: “On Wednesday I had an unfortunate play and today a delicate injury is confirmed.I am already thinking about recovery. It will take a while, but I will come back stronger“Some of his classmates like Saveljich, Santamaría … sent words of encouragement. He painted badly and suspicions were confirmed. El Rayo published this Friday the medical part of Leo Ulloa, confirming that suffers a “rupture of the anterior cruciate ligament and the inner side of his left knee” and whose recovery time is estimated around six months. The team’s striker says goodbye, therefore, for the season.