first_imgPitcher of the Week: Aaron Hernandez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – RHP – Corpus Christi, TexasHernandez posted the first shutout of his career and the second complete game of his career. He set a personal best of 15 strikeouts – only four players in Division I have more in a single contest this season. The Corpus Christi native has not given up an earned run in his last 15.1 innings pitched, on the way to grabbing 27 total strikeouts in his last two starts. UIW (8-5) begins a two-game series at Kansas State today at 3 p.m. CT before opening conference play at home versus Abilene Christian on Friday at 6:30 p.m. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jackson Owens, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Darren Willis, New Orleans; Kwan Adkins, Northwestern State. The Islanders (10-2) were forced to postpone their home game against UTSA tonight and next head north to Oklahoma for a three-game series starting Friday at 6:30 p.m.center_img Hitter of the Week: Ridge Rogers, UIW – Fr. – OF – Flower Mound, TexasRogers hit .611 this week against No. 8 Texas A&M and four-game Northern Illinois. He set a school record with a 5-for-5 day at the plate against the Huskies on Sunday, and was also perfect at the plate against the Aggies, with a hit and two walks. In five games he racked up 11 hits, five runs, two RBIs, two doubles and a triple, while posting an .833 slugging percentage and a .667 on base percentage. In addition to his outstanding performance at the plate, Rogers made an incredible diving catch in the outfield to preserve UIW’s series-finale victory over NIU. 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Week Four Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – UIW freshman Ridge Rogers and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi junior Aaron Hernandez are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana; Bryan Warzek, New Orleans; Tyler Miller, UIW.last_img read more


first_imgMutel and doubles partner Polina Ivanova each were automatically selected to the top team after being named to the all-conference first team. QiLi Ma and Amiru Shimoguchi represent UCA on the top team, Phonexay Chitdara and Sarah Jurakova are first-team selections for the Cowgirls, and Dalina Dahlmans and Dani Raygadas are on the team for the Lions. Raygadas is the only automatic selection for earning a spot on the CoSIDA Google Cloud All-District Team. The 2018 Southland Player of the Year excelled this season beyond the court. The junior from Yaroslavl, Russia, has a 3.76 GPA as a business administration major. She held onto this average following a year that saw her land the top athletic accolade with a 10-1 season at the top flight in singles. She also went 10-0 in doubles play at the No. 1 line to earn first team all-conference honors for singles and doubles. Northwestern State, Central Arkansas, McNeese and Southeastern Louisiana each secured two automatic selections on the first team with Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picking up the last spot. Sarah Jurakova* Sr. McNeese Trnava, Slovakia Sports and Wellness Management 3.57 Second Team Polina Ivanova* Sr. Northwestern State Moscow, Russia Business Administration; Accounting 3.67 FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel is the 2018 Women’s Tennis Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Tuesday with its all-academic teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic. Marli Van Heerden Jr. Central Arkansas George, South Africa Accounting 3.84 Phonexay Chitdara* So. McNeese Belgium Business Administration 3.47 Marli Van Heerden tallied a second-team selection for UCA with a 3.84 GPA in accounting, and NSU’s Judit Castillo registered the final spot on the teams with a 3.94 GPA in health and exercise science. ^Student-Athlete of the Year*-Automatic Selection2-Two-Time All-Academic Selection3-Three-Time All-Academic Selection 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis All-Academic TeamsStudent-Athlete of the Year: Polina Mutel, Northwestern StateFirst Team Dany Raygadas* Sr. Southeastern La. Queretaro, Mexico Computer Science 4.00 QiLi Ma*2 Jr. Central Arkansas Tainan, Taiwan Psychology 3.73 Polina Mutel^* Jr. Northwestern State Yaroslavl, Russia Business Administration 3.76 Judit Castillo So. Northwestern State Teruel, Spain Health and Exercise Science 3.94 Hannah Brett of McNeese earned her third all-academic selection, a 4.00 GPA holder in sports and wellness management. Sam Houston State’s Fabienne Gettwart was voted to the second team with a 3.73 GPA in marketing and economics. Marina Vicens Miquel*2 Jr. A&M-Corpus Christi Port de Pollenca, Mallorca, Spain Computer Science 3.92 Fabienne Gettwart Sr. Sam Houston State Dreiech, Hessen, Germany Marketing/Economics 3.73 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution. Amiru Shimoguchi* Sr. Central Arkansas Yokahoma-shi, Japan Dalina Dahlmans* Sr. Southeastern La. Selfkant Hillensberg, Germany Psychology 3.78 Hannah Brett3 Sr. McNeese Wokingham, Berkshire Sports and Wellness Management 4.00 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Marina Vicens Miquel is the lone Islander on the all-academic teams.last_img read more


first_imgSouthland Conference Player and Forward of the Year Lucy Ashworth, along with Newcomer of the Year and teammate Esther Okoronkwo, appeared on the first team. A second-team all-region honoree, Henry used her speed to anchor a Demons back line that held opponents to just over eight shots per game in Southland regular-season matches. She limited quality chances as well with just about half of those shots going on goal. Henry played a vital role in the team advancing to the Southland Conference Tournament championship match for the first time since 2005. Lamar’s Juana Plata and Abilene Christian’s Michelle Mulrooney earned spots on the all-region third team. Mulrooney guided a defense that allowed just 13 goals in conference games and 13.8 shots per game in all contests with just 41 percent of those shots on frame. Plata logged 900 minutes on the back line in Southland play and tallied three assists. Third Team                                                      Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                HometownGK         Tristin Stuteville                Sr.          Ball State University                       Kansas City, Mo.D            Juana Plata                        So.         Lamar University                            Houston, TexasD            Hannah Anderson            Fr.          Texas Tech University                    Plano, TexasD            Michelle Mulrooney       Sr.          Abilene Christian University        Lodi, Calif.D            Ashley Amato                    Sr.          University of Akron                         Pittsburgh, Pa.M           Jaci Jones                           Sr.          Oklahoma State University           Mustang, Okla.M           Kaylee Dao                        Sr.          University of Oklahoma                 Tulsa, Okla.M           Vital Kats                            Jr.           Kent State University                     Toronto, Ont.M           Alivia Milesky                    Sr.          Ohio University                                Plain City, OhioM           Marcy Barberic                 Jr.           University at Buffalo                      Grand Island, N.Y.F             Abby Townsend                So.         Ohio University                                Powell, OhioF             Morgan Otteson               So           Western Michigan University       Grand Rapids, Mich.F             Sabrina McNeill                Jr.           Eastern Michigan University         Whitby, Ont.F             Simone Wark                    Sr.          Loyola University Chicago            Whitby, Ont. Second Team                                                  Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                HometownGK             Rylee Foster                      Sr.          West Virginia University                Cambridge, Ont.D            Jordan Brewster               So.         West Virginia University                North Canton, OhioD            Nicole Henry                     So.         Northwestern State University  Tomball, TexasD            Charme Morgan               Jr.           Oklahoma State University           Frisco, TexasD            Maureen Kennedy           Sr.          Bowling Green State University   Cypress, Calif.D            Madison Laudeman         Sr.          Loyola University Chicago            Chesterfield, Mo.M           Shay Johnson                   Sr.          Abilene Christian University        Coppell, TexasM           Grace Yochum                  So.         Oklahoma State University           Houston, TexasM           Ceri Holland                       Jr.           University of Kansas                       West Yorkshire, EnglandM           Jordie Harr                         Jr.           Texas Tech University                    Sachse, TexasF             Christina Arteaga            Jr.           Abilene Christian University        Pflugerville, TexasF             Messiah Bright                  So.         Texas Christian University             Dallas, TexasF             Cyera Hintzen                    Sr.          University of Texas                         Garland, TexasF             Nikki Cox                            Jr.           Bowling Green State University   Granville, Ohio Joining Henry on the second team was Abilene Christian senior and Southland Conference Midfielder of the Year Shay Johnson, who was a key to the Wildcats’ transition game and aided a defense that ranked third in the league in goals allowed. She made the most of her three goals in conference play as two of them went down as game-winners. Johnson finished the year with six goals and a pair of assists. Lamar and Abilene Christian lead the way with three selections each, and Southland Conference Defender of the Year Nicole Henry of Northwestern State rounded out the league’s contingent. 2019 United Soccer Coaches NCAA Division I Women’s All-Midwest RegionFirst Team                                                       Pos.       Player                                  Class      School                                                               HometownGK         Maddie White                   Fr.          Texas Tech University                                   Rockwall, TexasD            Kim Rodriguez                   Jr.           Oklahoma State University                          Porter, TexasD            Cassie Hiatt                        So.         Texas Tech University                                   Parker, Colo.D            Addisyn Merrick               Sr.          University of Kansas                       Lee’s Summit, Mo.D            Gurjeena Jandu                Sr.          University at Buffalo                      Mississauga, Ont.M           Julia Grosso                       So.         University of Texas                         Vancouver, B.C.M           Chelsee Washington       Sr.          Bowling Green State University   Carrollton, TexasM           Kate Del Fava                    Sr.          Illinois State University                  Kenosha, Wis.M           Yazmeen Ryan                  Jr.           Texas Christian University             Norman, TexasM           Nicky Potts                        Jr.           Ball State University                       Nuneaton, EnglandF             Kirsten Davis                     Jr.           Texas Tech University                    St. Louis, Mo.F             Katie Mcclure                    Sr.          University of Kansas                       Wichita, Kan.F             Lucy Ashworth                 Jr.           Lamar University                            Wigan, EnglandF             Esther Okoronkwo          Jr.           Lamar University                            Richmond, Texas Earning a third-straight first-team all-conference nod, ACU forward Christina Arteaga was named second-team all-region after scoring 12 goals this fall – the most in a single season in her three-year career. The Pflugerville, Texas, native ranked third behind Ashworth and Okoronkwo in conference play in both goals (nine) and points (22). Arteaga also picked up four assists. Okoronkwo (60) and Ashworth (59) finished 1-2 in the conference and ranked in the top four nationally in points and goals this season. The Cardinal pair also occupied the top two spots in shots on goal and assists. Okoronkwo paced the league with 25 goals while Ashworth recorded the most assists (17) – both of which marked Southland single-season records. FRISCO, Texas – Seven Southland Conference women’s soccer student-athletes were named to the 2019 United Soccer Coaches All-Midwest Region teams, announced by the organization Tuesday.last_img read more


first_imgMikel Arteta set for £5m Arsenal contract as he holds final talks with Josh Kroenke TOTTENHAM’S senior players have urged Jose Mourinho to sign Adama Traore after he impressed during Spurs’ win at Wolves on Sunday, it has been claimed.The speed merchant scored Wolves’ only goal and played out of his skin during the North Londoners’ 2-1 win at Molineux.2 Tottenham’s senior players have urged Jose Mourinho to sign Wolves’ man Adama TraoreCredit: ReutersAnd Tottenham’s players were so impressed with the much improved Traore they made sure to let Mourinho know after the game, according to Football Insider.Lucas Moura put Spurs ahead after just eight minutes before 23-year-old Traore thundered one home on 67 minutes to pull the home side level.Jan Vertonghen’s late header gave Spurs all three points but the North Londoners were still forced to take extreme measures to stop Traore hurting them again.Both Harry Kane and Eric Dier were booked for cynical fouls on the ex-Middlesbrough man as they struggled to contain him.And such was the impact of Nuno Espirito Santo’s danger man, a senior Spurs player is understood to have said he could not believe how much Traore has improved this season.2MOST 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 Traore is in his second season at Molineux after the Black Country club snapped him up for a then club record £18million in the summer of 2018.But during his first campaign, while most were impressed by his raw pace and power, his end product was often criticised.However, his four goals and six assists from 26 appearances in all competitions this season have seen him become a key member of Santo’s squad.last_img read more


first_imgThe event will run from July 4-14 in Port Moresby. The program will be run at the Sir John Guise Indoor Complex Conference Room, the Taurama Aquatic Centre and the Rita Flynn Indoor conference rooms.It is supported by the Papua New Guinea Sports Foundation and will be coordinated through the Papua New Guinea Olympic Committee. OSEP is a program under the Oceania National Olympic Committee that delivers training courses that include the master educator, educator, managing in sport 2 organisations, sport in community administration and community coaching and officiating. OSEP mentor Talemo Waqa will be the facilitator for the training and co-facilitating will be OSEP Master Educators, Sainimili Talatoka, Tirani Uluinakauvadra, John Susuve and Janet Gimots.Graduates of the training will become OSEP master educators and educators.The national sports federations represented include swimming, handball, badminton, volleyball, basketball, netball, triathlon, disability sports, softball, rugby union, football and cricket.last_img read more


first_imgThe PNGMMNA has decided that due to lack of nominations and the high costs facility hire, the second season will be postponed until 2017 where the season will be redeveloped to include a greater number of teams and the season and be played over a longer period.Since the nominations for season two competitions was opened in early July with the initiative of expanding the competition, the association could not register the required number of teams to participate until the closure of registrations on August 3.President of the PNGMMNA Adam Parker thanked the nominated teams for their interests and urge them to participate in the upcoming trials which will be held later this month for PNG first International Mixed and Men’s representative teams.“Apologies to those teams who were nominated for the season two challenge, however, due to the fact that we are unable to continue there will be trials for the selection of PNG Mixed Men’s Netabll representative team coming up,” Adam said.“We hope to make the 2017 season bigger, better and longer in competition wise.”If you are interested to take part in the trials, please contact PNGMMNA via email at pngmmna@gmail.com .Player registration will be conducted at the first trial date.last_img read more


first_imgGarbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin will battle for the title of the first ladies’s Grand Slam of the season: the Australian Open. Each gamers search for their first title in Melbourne, the place they will even play their first final.Schedule: When is the ladies’s final of the Australian Open between Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin?The Australian Girls’s Open Grand Final between Garbiñe Muguruza and Sofia Kenin will happen this Saturday, February 1 from 09:30 Spanish time (19.30 native time). It will likely be the most excellent match of the penultimate day of the Australian Open. Who in Sofia Kenin, Garbiñe Muguruza’s rival in the Australian Open final?At 21, Sofia Kenin will play her first Grand Slam final at the Australian Open. Kenin, quantity 15 of the WTA rating and winner of the Hobart, Mallorca and Guangzhou titles in 2019, has made a really stable match during which he received in the first spherical to Martina Trevisan (6-2 and 6-4), in second to Ann Li (6-1 and 6-3), in the third spherical to Shuai Zhang (7-5 ​​and seven-6 (7)), in the spherical of 16 to Coco Gauff (6-7 (5), 6-Three and 6-0), in the quarterfinals to Ons Jabeur (6-Four and 6-4) and in the semifinals to the first favourite, the Australian Ashleigh Barty (7-6 (6) and seven-5).What observe will the Muguruza – Kenin play in the Australian Open final?The Australian Girls’s Open Grand Final will probably be performed on the most iconic observe in the Melbourne Park venue: the Rod Laver Area, which has a capability for about 15,000 spectators who will witness the first ladies’s Grand Final of the season.last_img read more


first_imgThis Italian newspaper ensures that there are five clubs interested and trained to assume a possible hiring of the Argentine star: Paris Saint-Germain, Manchester City, Manchester United, Juventus and Inter Milan. Although they would not have to pay transfer, the disbursement would be billionaire. The Gazzetta estimates that Messi would sign for a salary that would range between 50 and 85 million annually. In this list of candidates, Daily Mail favors Manchester City as the second professional club in Leo Messi’s career. Negotiations for the renewal of Rosario’s have not yet begun and this public confrontation with Abidal has made these clubs alert to a possible exit. In September 2019, Messi recognized in an interview in SPORT the existence of this exit clause and also, in a hurry to sign the renewal of a contract that ends in 2021. “The clause and money mean nothing to me. The most important is that there is a winning project, that is obvious. At the moment, there are no conversations to renew because these negotiations are carried out by my father and he has not told me anything. We have not talked about that yet, “he said. Much of the elite of continental football is already prepared in case the ideas of change of the six times Golden Ball become reality.Barça already has plan BAccording to Gazzetta dello Sport, Barcelona would already have a plan B if Messi is not part of the next team. The Catalan club would sign two of its great goals of the last seasons, Lautaro Martínez and Neymar Jr. The Brazilian would return to take the throne of Messi while the Argentine would be the perfect relief for Luis Suarez. Both sound and sound like the great reinforcements to accompany the 10 in the last periods of signings but neither of the two operations have come to fruition. The future of Lionel Messi in Barcelona begins to be surrounded by uncertainty. Rosario has been living in Barcelona for almost two decades, but the latest events in the heart of FC Barcelona could make the 10 reconsider a new destination as they point out from Italy.The Gazzetta Dello Sport ensures that there are several clubs that are preparing for a possible departure from Leo fearing that he executes the already known ‘escape clause’, a condition that appears in his contract that allows him to leave for free every season finale if he notifies the Blaugrana club a month in advance.last_img read more


first_imgHakim Zivech, Ajax end of Amsterdam, that the twin was injured more than three weeks ago, he will be available for the Europa League match against Getafe, but not the defender Joel Veltman, who will have to go through the operating room and will be low for at least two months.“Wednesday’s Cup game is a bit early for Ziyech, but I think he can play on Sunday,” coach Erik ten Hag said. in the television program Rondo, of the chain “Ziggo Sport”.Ajax faces Waalwijk, the last classified of the Eredivisie, next Sunday, before the first leg of the European League’s round of 16 against Getafe, which will be held on February 20 in Madrid. On the other hand, defender Joel Veltman will have to be operated on his right knee after he was injured last February 2, during the match against PSV Eindhoven, and will be on leave for at least two months, the Amsterdam club reported Monday in a brief statement.In this way, Veltman joins David Neres and Quincy Promes on the Ajax casualty list. On the other side of the coin, Daley Blind has recovered from the heart condition he suffered last December and has been summoned again, although Ten Hag has warned that his return to the starting eleven will not be automatic.last_img read more


first_imgKudermetova got here from contesting the earlier one and winning the Ukrainian Yastremska in the first spherical in an extended sport. Maybe due to that, and as a result of he wore a cumbersome bandage on his left thigh, he might accuse some fatigue. In the third manga it grew to become more and more tough to include the livid assaults of Garbiñe, who returned to play with braveness, with out worry of error and with good instructions. A few moments of disconnection and the occasional double fault disadvantaged him of closing the victory earlier than. Actually, it was near tracing in a second set that was put uphill after becoming two breaks (4-1). He had 13 break alternatives and his opponent, 22-year-old Russian and 39th in the world, saved eight. The serve and his defensive and counterattack capabilities saved him in the sport till the finish. Con some ups and downs, however with a dedication that’s good to see, Garbiñe Muguruza beat Veronika Kudermetova on Wednesday and will play the quarterfinals of the Dubai Premier WTA. The Spanish didn’t get entangled when her rival matched the sport in the second set and gained by 7-5, 4-6 and 6-4 in two hours and 25 minutes. The American Jennifer Brady is ready for her, who traced to Czech Marketa Vondrousova (4-6, 6-4 and 6-1). Garbiñe percused relentlessly and was rewarded in the final sport, with a remaining break that gave him the victory towards an opponent he had not confronted (He was going to do it this 12 months in Hobart when he left) and he misplaced in the first spherical of the Australian Open towards Spain’s Sara Sorribes. “It was a really fought match, I knew it will be robust as a result of she was enjoying properly. One other victory, I’m blissful.”stated Muguruza nonetheless on the monitor. “Usually you may’t let feelings management you in life, and competitors is a part of it,” he added earlier than assessing his subsequent dedication in Dubai: “It is going to be one other robust match towards a match opponent. Each sport is a problem, so will probably be thrilling. “. Hopefully proceed earlier than Brady his good run.last_img read more