Southeastern Louisiana’s Ray, Sam Houston State’s Wesneski Named Baseball Players of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Nick Ray is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Sam Houston State hurler Hayden Wesneski earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Noah Cameron, Central Arkansas; Noah Sills, Lamar; Luke Taggart, Incarnate Word. The Bearkats (15-6, 7-2 SLC) face a road test against Houston at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday before hosting McNeese for a three-game weekend slate, beginning at 6:30 p.m. Friday. Ray went 2-for-3 with a pair of walks and RBI, along with a stolen base, in the middle game of the series before delivering another three-hit outing in the series finale, going 3-for-4 with three runs driven in, a triple and a stolen base. SLU opens a five-game roadtrip against South Alabama at 6:30 p.m. CT Tuesday before travelling to Nacogdoches, Texas, for a weekend series against Stephen F. Austin, beginning with a 6:30 p.m. first pitch Friday. Hitter of the Week – Nick Ray, Southeastern Louisiana – Redshirt Freshman – Outfielder – Jefferson, La.In the series opener against ACU, Ray blasted three home runs, becoming the first Southeastern Louisiana student-athlete to do so since Justin Boudreaux on March 21, 2010. The Jefferson, La., native finished with five RBI in a 14-1 win. Pitcher of the Week – Hayden Wesneski, Sam Houston State – Junior – Pitcher – Cypress, TexasThe junior righty needed just 107 pitches to navigate all nine frames of Friday’s 6-2 win over the Privateers and had a no-hit broken up in the seventh inning. Wesneski, who hadn’t tallied double-digit strikeouts in a start in his first two years in Huntsville, has sat down 10 or more batters in four of his six starts this season after punching out 13 UNO batters. Wesneski posted his first complete game of the season to lead the Bearkats to a series-opening win at New Orleans and improved to 4-0 on the year with a Southland-best 55 strikeouts, opposite just six walks. Sam Houston State went on to take two-of-three in the series and also picked up an 8-7 win over then-No. 26 Baylor on Tuesday. 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 25 percent of ballots. Ray posted a slash line of .727/.786/1.727 during the Lions’ series sweep of Abilene Christian, going 8-for-11 with four extra-base hits and 10 RBI. Southeastern Louisiana (11-12, 4-2 SLC) began the week with a 13-3 victory Wednesday over Alcorn State before taking all three weekend contests against the Wildcats, extending the Lions’ win streak to five. Honorable Mention: Ryan Flores, Incarnate Word; Josh Ragan, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

DAYTONA STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, MAY 25, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESKENT DESORMEAUX, EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER: “There were some harrowing moments down the backside and that was probably (What’sontheagenda’s) best chance to beat ‘Eddie’. After about a hundred yards I sent Eddie to quicken the pace and Agapito came with me, then he finally pushed the button and cleared us off, it made it really nice for the mount that I had, he’s just phenomenal, when I pushed the button he gave me whiplash, popped a wheelie and took off and went after the leader.“I’m having fun riding fabulous horses like this one.”AGAPITO DELGADILLO, WHATSONTHEAGENDA, SECOND:  “I really didn’t want to open up too much.  I tried to save a little more for the end, the winner was just too tough.”TRAINER QUOTESMARK GLATT, EDDIE HASKELL, WINNER: “He’s a top horse going five-eighths (on turf). He won throttled down today, man. That was impressive. I wasn’t worried about where he was early. I thought I was running the best horse. He’s learned to come from a little bit off the pace and I think it’s even made him a little better horse going five furlongs. It was cool.Any instructions? “Kent knows the horse. He’s ridden him a couple of times. He’s an easy horse to ride.”“We just hope we can keep him healthy and take it race by race and if he gets us to the Breeders’ Cup in the end of the year I’m sure we will take a shot.”OWNER QUOTESJIM HAILEY, CO-OWNER WITH PHIL WOOD, EDDIE HASHELL, WINNER:  “Mark (Glatt) has done a great job with this horse. When Mark called me and said he wanted to claim this horse, when he had a 10-month layoff, I thought he was absolutely crazy.“It was a lot of money, but we took his recommendation and it’s worked out great. We couldn’t be happier.”NOTES: The winning owners are Philip Wood & Jim Hailey.Eddie Haskell and jockey Kent Desormeaux win the Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Reds plot transfer swoop for ‘new Matip’ Thiaw as Klopp plans to oust Lovren

first_imgLIVERPOOL manager Jurgen Kloop is planning a transfer swoop for starlet Malick Thiaw from Schalke after seeing similarities between the 18-year-old and current Reds defender Joel Matip, according to reports.Thiaw has only featured once in the Bundesliga so far, but the highly-rated defender has already drawn much attention for his talents.1 Liverpool plan transfer swoop for young star Malick Thiaw who is just 18 years old and plays for SchalkeCredit: GettyMatip, who plays as a centre-back for the Reds, also began his career with Schalke back in 2009 and Klopp thinks Thiaw could be just as good, according to The Mirror.Thiaw, who stands at 6ft 3in, has been described as a powerful defender who is also versatile and able to play as a defensive midfielder.Liverpool scouts have been keeping a close eye on the young ace, it’s claimed.He has a release clause of £7million on his contract that comes to an end in June next year.However, German giants Schalke are said to be planning to tie Thiaw down to a long-term contract with an even bigger release clause.Negotiations for a new deal are currently still in progress as Klopp plays it out and tries to make the most of the situation.Thiaw does not have a huge amount of professional experience, but Klopp believes Liverpool could be making a solid long-term signing.Especially if he is able to follow in the footsteps of Matip, who went on to play for Cameroon’s national team and be capped 27 times.Current Reds defender Dejan Lovren is rumoured to be leaving Anfield this summer due to a lack of first team action and Thiaw could be an ideal replacement.Most popular 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’According to Spanish media outlet Don Balon, the Croatian will be able to leave the club after just nine Premier League starts this season.He formed a great partnership with Virgil Van Dijk last year and enjoyed Champions League success in 2018 with the squad.But a number of under par performances meant he slowly found his way to the bench.Both Arsenal and Tottenham have expressed their interest in Lovren, but it is still yet to unfold how much Klopp would get for the 30-year-old defender.Not only that, but both London clubs face competition with Lazio also interested, according to Italian outlet La Lazio Siamo Noi.Premier League’s most valuable XI revealed costing staggering £1.19BILLION – including SIX Liverpool starslast_img read more

Hayne confirmed for 2017 Downer Auckland Nines

first_img“I’ve been watching the Auckland Nines for a lot of years now and to know that I’m playing in it next year is exciting,” says Hayne.”Coach [Neil Henry] has told me that I’m playing in the Auckland Nines. I’m looking forward to getting down there with the guys. I’m pumped to be a part of it.”Rated the best player in the game in 2009 and again in 2014, Hayne made a stunning return to rugby league in 2016 after fulfilling his lifelong dream of playing in the NFL for San Francisco 49ers.He signed for the Gold Coast Titans and immediately showed he is still one of the game’s elite talents, helping to guide his new club into the NRL finals for the first time since 2010.”The guys have told me of the experiences of being in Auckland for the big weekend and I’m looking forward to getting down there having fun and getting our hands on that trophy,” Hayne said. “And I’m also looking forward to seeing some of the best players in the world out there – Jonathan Thurston, Shaun Johnson and my skinny mate MVP from last year Corey Norman [Parramatta Eels].”Gold Coast Titans CEO Graham Annesley confirmed Hayne would be in their line-up.”Jarryd’s obviously a world class international player,” Annesley said. “Everyone knows what he’s done in the NRL in the past. He’s been off improving himself in the NFL – you know everyone doubted he had the ability to make it … but he did.”He’s just a general all round great athlete. So to have him as part of the Nines, particularly playing for the Titans, it’s exciting for us and I think he’ll bring a lot of people through the turn-style.”With Hayne on board, Annesley was confident the Titans would be contenders in Auckland in 2017.”I’d like to think that we could give it a shake. We could certainly do with the prize money!”Jarryd will add a lot to the team in terms of the extra open space there is on the field and hopefully it will give us a good shot.”Coach Neil Henry confirmed Hayne would be central to his plans as the Titans chase the coveted pre-season title.”Jarryd’s been a fantastic acquisition for our team here on the Gold Coast,” said Henry. “I think he’s really suited to playing Nines football. Barring injury, Jarryd will be one of the first players picked.”He’ll get a bit more space out there and he carries the ball well. He tried his hand at Sevens to try and get over to the Olympics and he’ll be no stranger to playing that style of footy.”Promising young halves Ash Taylor and Kane Elgey had also been earmarked for the tournament, Henry said.Martin Snedden, the chief executive of Downer NRL Auckland Nines promoters Duco Events, said Hayne’s presence added to an already incredible line-up of stars who had committed to the 2017 event.”Over its first three years the Downer NRL Auckland Nines has attracted a who’s who of the game’s greatest players,” Snedden said.”And now we’ve got two of the all-time greats in Jarryd Hayne and Johnathan Thurston coming to showcase their skills in front of what will be another massive crowd.”Snedden pointed to the remarkable number of elite players the event had attracted over its first three years.”Fans of world class sport have had the chance to see the likes of Sam Thaiday, Paul Gallen, Benji Marshall, Darius Boyd, Roger Tuivasa-Scheck, Greg Bird, Robbie Farah and the Burgess brothers light up Eden Park,” he said. “To date 48 Australian internationals and 44 Kiwi test players and 45 State of Origin stars, together with a host of Pacific nations test players have appeared in the tournament, and that number will increase significantly in 2017.”Grant Fenn, the chief executive of naming rights sponsor Downer, said: “We are looking forward to another wonderful weekend of exciting rugby league and outstanding entertainment in Auckland and I am sure tickets will sell quickly.”NRL chief execuitve Todd Greenberg said the tournament would once again be a fitting way to kick the calendar season off.”Nines is a celebration of some of the best of rugby league,” Mr Greenberg said.”The weekend is all about the colour of our clubs and our fans and the incredible athleticism of our players. I’m sure the 2017 version will once again be a rolling highlights reel.”last_img read more

Kangaroos frustrated by stop-start game

first_img“We had three penalties in the first game against England and not many penalties against France last week, and all of a sudden both teams were penalised for a lot of things that other teams have been getting away with.”It’s our showpiece so we should be allowed to play footy. It was just a bit frustrating tonight because there were a lot of things in the play the ball area and a lot of stoppages around injuries that normally you wouldn’t see in our game so I’m a bit disappointed in that. “We’re trying to play attractive footy and showcase the skills of the players, and I thought that wasn’t allowed tonight.”Kangaroos skipper Cameron Smith said the team grew increasingly frustrated in the opening stanza due to the stop-start nature of the contest. “We came into the sheds and I could see the frustration on everyone’s faces. We just couldn’t get any roll on with the footy,” Smith said. “Defensively I was very happy with what we produced tonight, but we got frustrated and I think we went searching a little bit. We went searching for some points instead of just building pressure on them and getting the points on the board.” Tipped by many to run up a cricket score against the tournament minnows, the Aussies struggled for continuity in the first half, establishing a 10-0 lead at the break before they ran away with it in the final 10 minutes. While their opening game against England was allowed to flow by NRL referee Matt Cecchin, the same couldn’t be said on Saturday as Englishman James Child blew 21 penalties.The flow of the game wasn’t helped by 22 errors and several injury breaks, but Meninga’s biggest gripe was with the penalty count.  “It was a frustrating game…it was very slow,” he said after the comfortable win. “It was probably one of the slowest games that I’ve seen for a while. There were 21 penalties and there were a lot of stoppages. We want to see a good game of rugby league, don’t we, so we want to be allowed to play a bit more. last_img read more

Karma Primary wins BSP school cricket competition

first_imgKama Primary School in the Eastern highlands dominated the term 2 BSP School Kriket competition winning the U13 and U15 girls and U15 boy’s titles this week.Three schools took part in the one day softball, interschool cricket competition.The U13 boy’s grand final was won by Okiufa primaryEastern Highlands Regional Cricket Manager, Joseph Pokop said he was pleased with the huge turnout of students from the three primary schools and is determined to increase the level of participation for term three.“For some time, Eastern Highlands did not have a Regional Cricket Manager, and since being employed this year, I have seen many students show interest.“Therefore, I am determined to build more interest for participation of schools and their students,” said Pokop.Through competitions like BSP School Kriket, Cricket PNG is aiming to reach a target of 150,000 participants for the third consecutive year across PNG.last_img read more

Southern Leg of Besta Cup moved to POM & Central

first_imgThe Southern Leg was initially supposed to be played in Kiunga but National Soccer League (NSL) Competition Manager, Simon Koima said the drought in the Western province forced officials to change the venue.He said Central province and the Port Moresby Soccer Association (PMSA) is the new venues that will host the Southern Leg.”With the water level of the Fly River down and shortage of food, we had to move it to another venue.”The Koupa Soccer Association in the Central province plus the PMSA will co-host the Southern Leg that will run from September 18th- 20th,” said Koima.Around 20 teams will take part in the Southern Leg of the Besta Cup.last_img read more

Warm up matches planned for FIFA U20 World Cup team

first_imgPNG Football Association president David Chung confirmed plans are underway for lead up matches against local clubs in Thailand, Japan, Korea and United States.Chung said with the government’s assistance of K2 million through the National Gaming and Control Board, they will be able to carry out their training programs in preparation for the World Cup.PNGFA has appointed Lisa Kou from the United States as the national coach. She will be in the country on 26 Nov and will be staying with the girls in camp until next month.The team is staging its trial camps at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands Province.Coach Kou returns from the States in January  and will be full time coaching the team.The train-on squad of 30 players will be finalised by next month and that will be trimmed down later  to the final squad.“Currently we are still doing trials so we haven’t finalised the full team.“The training will consist of a few months of intensive training and then they will have to travel a lot to attend international warm up matches for exposure,” said Chung.Team officials and PNGFA will be in talks with the parents to negotiate with them and the schools on whether the players will be able to leave school for a year and fully concentrate on training.last_img read more

Strömberg: “The tie is 60-40 for Valencia”

first_imgHow is life going to a Atalanta legend that comes quite a lot for Spain?Yes, I don’t speak Spanish yet but I go to Tenerife a lot because we have a windsurfing and kitesurfing club in El Médano and there my daughter and her husband live with my four-year-old grandson. I am between Bergamo and Tenerife but I also travel throughout Europe because I work on a television channel with rights to the Champions League and the Premier League.Which Atalanta is better, the one of its time or the current one?In my time we were very strong, but this Atalanta is the best of all time. They will play anywhere, without fear, and they play the same way. They never go out to defend themselves. They leave with a high head, strong leg and are always true to their style anywhere. Atalanta’s greatest achievement to date in Europe was to reach the semi-finals of the Recopa in 1987-88, when the team played in Serie B. And you were the captain …The Atalanta and the city of Bergamo are very close, in my time and also now. That was a fantastic thing. All the teams that played that Cup were first division, the winners of the Cups of their countries, and all were eliminated. We were still in the competition being Series B. We went through rounds and in the end we lost against the Belgians of the Mechelen, who later became the champion. They had a great team with a great coach. Sometimes we have agreed by commenting matches and he agrees that they had some luck in that tie. We were very close to reaching the final. But it was a great experience and a great adventure. All Bergamo was very happy and still is what we did. There was a huge party in the country. It was a very sporting game, with the two twinned hobbies. It was a shame not to go to the final but everyone still remembers that tie because it was a great night.You played many of your 186 games in Serie A during the 80s and 90s. Was that the best league in Europe?Yes, it was the best league. There was never a championship like in those years. As of 1984 they were the best players in the world in Italy. The biggest attraction, obviously, was the best Maradona ever, but there was also the Milan of Sacchi, with the Dutch, a fantastic team; Inter of the Germans … We were able to make a good result against them.And already withdrew it was done tifosso from Atalanta …True. I still live in Bergamo, my three children are from here, I also have grandchildren. And yes I am very fond of Atalanta.And what do you think of the game being played in San Siro?We are a bit upset that the game is played in Milan. It is a shame but if we wanted to have a stadium in order we had to do this. Atalanta has already been playing there all the Champions League and well, we hope that the works of Atleti Azzurri d’Italia end from May to October. However, I think that in the match against Valencia we will reach 50,000 or 60,000 fans in San Siro. How do you see the tie against Valencia?Valencia is a favorite, obviously. Because Valencia has done much more in Europe than Atalanta. Valencia is a team that won Real Madrid 1-0 until the 95th minute but in the end they tied it. He also beat Barcelona … In Mestalla he is really strong. It is true that all the rivals of the hype were difficult, like Liverpool, Bayern … With Valencia, Atalanta has some option. I think the tie is 60-40 in favor of Valencia.But Atalanta comes to the tie in form …Yes, it is a great opportunity for the team and for the club. Atalanta plays well. They are not afraid of anyone. They go out to win the matches in any field. I think that in Valencia everyone will believe that it will be an easy tie but I don’t think so because Atalanta is doing a very good game in Serie A.What player fears of Valencia?Well, I know them all but I haven’t studied them in depth. I am focused on Premier matches and Tottenham-Leipzig. I will study them after the first leg.What can I bring Florenzi to Valencia?You can play sideways and also ahead. He is a great boy and a very good player who can contribute a lot.Will he be in the match?Well, I won’t be able to because I do Tottenham-Leipzig for TV but I hope to be in Valencia in the second leg.The greatest idol of tifossi of AtalantaGlenn Peter Strömberg (Goteborg, 1960) is the player who has played the most Atalanta shirt. A total of 186 sometimes he put on neroazurra during the eight years (from 1984 to 1992) that belonged to the Bergamasca squad. He was the eternal captain of the Atalanta ship in both Serie A and Serie B. Next year, If Papu Gómez continues at the current pace, he could beat him since he has 220 games in Atalanta.Strömberg arrived at Atalanta from Benfica, after winning the Portuguese league, but a few years before he had risen to fame with his fellow Goteborg after lifting the Uefa Cup, in 1982, after beating a giant in the final Period, the Hamburg. He played in Calcium in his golden age and had Caniggia or Evair as partners.ATALANTA B.C ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>TYPE WITH THE STROMBERG T-SHIRTATALANTA B.Ccenter_img Precisely playing in the Serie B came one of the most remembered successes of the rival of Valencia this Wednesday. It was in the 1987-88 season. Atalanta disputed the European Cup Winners Cup, after being runner-up in the Coppa of Italy, the previous year. With a team in which all were Italian except the Swedish Strömberg, they planted in the semifinals of the competition, when they were eliminated by the Mechelen, in the end champion.Strömberg was also 57 times international with Sweden, disputing the World Cup in Italy, in 90. Once retired, the Swede established his residence in Bergamo and today is another Bergamasco. At the Atalanta Stadium, the Atleti Azzurri d’Italia (Gewiss Stadium) is a true idol, Uno di noi for the tifossi. In several games they have taken a typhoon with the Strömberg shirt, with the number 7 he wore during the eight seasons he defended his shirt.last_img read more

Messi, the savior of Bartomeu

first_imgMessi, Messi, Messi, Messi … One more time, four times Messi against Eibar. Four goals for each of the four days he was unmarked. His fifth poker in LaLiga, although the most remembered was in a Champions night against Arsenal. His thirty-sixth hat-trick in the history of the iron-handled competition over a decade ago. But, above all, what impresses Messi already at this point in his career is his way of driving the mood of a volcanic club from the grass.Definitely, It can be said that Messi has paved a very difficult week for Josep Maria Bartomeu. First, he pacified the meeting of the captains when the president tried to explain himself by the mess of the social networks that threatens not only to advance the electoral period, but to internally divide the executives who until now have been related to the president. “It’s weird,” the Argentine admitted in the interview he gave Mundo Deportivo. But He did not set a tense meeting on fire. On the contrary, he placated her. Exactly the same as in his statements, where all his messages were positive. And then came the match. When the stands were divided between Bartomeu’s handkerchiefs and the cries of “Bartomeu, resignation” and “directive, resignation”, which in turn were answered by another sector of the stands with protests, Messi took a magic goal from the top, 1-0. Right now at Barça, Messi is the only one who agrees with everyone. The fans were happy. Not only because their goals ended with internal goals. Also because they showed that face the most important week of the season, with the matches against Naples in San Paolo and against Madrid at the Bernabéu. At the moment, Messi has already prevented from talking about the directors account more than Tuesday and the priority is football. 10last_img read more