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

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

Lawmakers’ New Legislation Backfires

first_imgA newly organized Civil Society Organization (CSO) referred to as the “Rural Dwellers Consciousness Movement of Liberia, (RDCML)” has differed with the Senate on legislation barring officials of the Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) from contesting future elections in the country. In a statement, RDCML says its attention has been drawn to the legislation adopted by the Senate, barring functionaries of the CBL entity from any electoral process in the country. Through a statement issued yesterday, and signed by its secretary-general, AdolphusGbagba, the Movement believes that the legislation is not only “ill-fated and infamous, but holds that said legislation is also selfishly and politically motivated by a hidden external hand.”The movement, according to the statement, believes that during this critical period in our national existence where a majority of the citizens must wallow to fend for themselves, “it is unthinkable and far-fetched for elected lawmakers to propagate legislations that are diabolical and anti-the people.”“It is evident that the move by the CBL to get the masses, especially rural inhabitants, out of the poverty trap is unprecedented: It helps to provide livelihood for the vast majority of our citizens in a poverty-stricken post-conflict. It must therefore be appreciated by all well-meaning citizens.” According to the group, the lawmakers want to keep the struggling masses of a war-ravaged country in abject poverty, starvation, and destitution. This is   unacceptable.No time in the history of Liberia have benefits such as the CBL Loans Scheme, and other initiatives representing tax-payers’ money, has anything ever triggered down to the down-trodden until recently when the CBL made a robust intervention through its governor, Dr. Joseph Mills Jones, with inspiration and support from the President, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf. Moreover, the movement noted that the action by the lawmakers has further exposed them to an absolute higher level of “insensitivity to the interest, wishes and aspiration of the Liberian people.”Accordingly, the movement representing the interest of, wishes and aspirations of thousands of rural dwellers, wish to caution the Senate of the movement’s ability and capacity to rally the support of its membership across the country to organize popular citizens’ protest against members of that august body to step away from yet another mistake— again, of their own making.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Jagdeo pleased Govt rehires Harper

first_img… sees her as competent Foreign Service OfficerOpposition Leader Bharrat Jagdeo said he is pleased that Government strayed from its typical behaviour and recognised the value of the People’s Progressive Party/Civic (PPP/C) Prime Ministerial Candidate Elisabeth Harper by rehiring herElisabeth Harperat the Foreign Affairs Ministry.Ambassador Harper, a career diplomat, was the Director General of the Foreign Affairs Ministry before stepping down last year to run alongside PPP/C Presidential Candidate Donald Ramotar for the 2015 General and Regional Elections.Jagdeo, during the parliamentary Opposition’s yearend press conference, described Harper as a competent Foreign Service Officer and expressed satisfaction that Government rehired her.“We believe that competent people should be in the public service regardless of their race and political affiliation. We’d like to see more of this because the trend over the year has to dismiss people because of their race and politics and remove them capriciously and supplant them with cronies who are incompetent,” he stated.Foreign Affairs Minister Carl Greenidge told media operatives on Thursday that Harper was retained by the Ministry to work in the areas of documentation and border issues, which he said she has “unique skills” to match.The Minister noted that as Director General and a staff member within the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Harper had worked very closely on the matters pertaining to sovereignty, which they have already begun capitalising on.Prior to her entering the political arena, Ambassador Harper held the post of Director General at the Foreign Affairs Ministry since 2001. She was also an Ambassador to the Caribbean Community (Caricom) at the time of retirement.Harper, who also holds the Golden Achievement Award, began her career at the Foreign Affairs Ministry in 1976 as a Registry Clerk and moved her way up to hold the title of Director General.She has previously served as Director, Department of the Americas and Asia at the Foreign Affairs Ministry from 1996 to 2001; a Consular at the Guyana High Commission in London from 1991 to 1995, and Head of the Frontier Division, Foreign Affairs Ministry from 1990 to 1991.Described as a distinguished public servant, Harper has been a member of Guyana’s delegation to various meeting of Caricom, the Latin American Economic System, the Association of Caribbean States, United Nations, the Commonwealth and the Union of South American Nations (UNASUR), among others.Harper has served in several other positions as Ambassador to Caricom (2003 to present), Non-resident High Commissioner to Trinidad and Tobago (2003-present), Non-resident High Commissioner to Barbados (2004-present), Non-resident High Commissioner to Grenada (2006-present and Non-resident High Commissioner to St Kitts and Nevis.last_img read more

Coral Daily Download – Man City still outsiders to win the Champions League

first_imgSimon Clare joins the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfast to round up the latest sporting odds.Coral’s PR manager claims Manchester City are still big outsiders, at 33/1, to win the Champions League – despite their astonishing 3-2 victory over Bayern Munich on Tuesday night.Sergio Aguero scored a hat-trick as the Blues came from 2-1 down to beat the Bundesliga champions at the Etihad. The result leaves Manuel Pellegrini’s side third in Group E, and know a win against Roma in their final match, coupled with a victory for Bayern Munich against CSKA Moscow, will see them progress.Coral is the official betting partner of the Alan Brazil Sports Breakfastlast_img read more

Palos Verdes makes its move for triumph

first_imgPalos Verdes coach Danny Moscovici had Alex Scotten and Charlotte Newell playing together for the first time. It probably won’t be the last. Scotten and Newell, positioned at No. 2 doubles, swept their sets, 6-3, 6-3, 6-4, leading Palos Verdes to a 9-9 (76-71) Bay League victory Tuesday at Mira Costa. Palos Verdes was ahead, 8-7, in the last round when Scotten and Newell handed Mira Costa’s No. 1 doubles team of Natasha Bothwell and Krystal Langley its only loss of the afternoon, 6-4. Scotten and Langley’s triumph clinched the win for Palos Verdes (5-2, 1-0), because it was too far ahead in games for Mira Costa (9-2, 1-1) to catch up. “It was really exciting because we had never played in a match together,” Scotten said. Moscovici, tying different doubles combinations in practice, said Scotten and Newell stood out. GIRLS TENNIS: Sea Kings win crucial Bay match at Mira Costa. By Dave Thorpe STAFF WRITER In a match that featured star-studded singles sets and Bay League title implications, it was a shake-up in doubles pairings that was the biggest factor in the outcome. “They were the one team that had been playing well together in practice,” Moscovici said. It didn’t take long for the duo to click on the court. “We had good communication and meshed well together,” Newell said. Palos Verdes took five of nine doubles sets, and had the edge in doubles games, 44-39, which proved to be the difference. “We took the majority of doubles sets, and that was the goal going in,” Moscovici said. Mira Costa’s freshman phenom, Nicole Gibbs, swept her singles sets, 6-0, 6-3, 7-5. Palos Verdes’ Kathryn Webb gave her the best set, a 7-5 loss in the third round. Gibbs countered strong Webb backhands with drop shots and big returns of serve. Webb and Brooke Schweyer each won two of three singles sets for Palos Verdes. Mira Costa coach Joe Ciasulli said getting Palos Verdes at home with Gibbs on hand would be Mira Costa’s best opportunity to beat the Sea Kings and stay in contention for a league title. “They took our best shot and beat us,” Ciasulli said. “That may have been the Bay League title right there.” Ciasulli put singles player Langley into doubles to strengthen that area. Langley and Bothwell won two sets before dropping the third against Scotten and Newell. “It was the right move,” Ciasulli said. “I was surprised they lost that last doubles set.” dave.thorpe@dailybreeze.com160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

Dynamo Kiev charged by UEFA for supporters’ racist behaviour in Champions League clash against Chelsea

first_img1 Dynamo Kiev charged by UEFA for supporters’ racist behaviour in Champions League clash against Chelsea UEFA has ordered Dynamo Kiev to play their next three European home games in an empty stadium as punishment for offences including racist behaviour by fans during the Champions League match against Chelsea last month.Football’s European anti-discrimination body Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) passed footage to UEFA of an apparent attack on four black fans at the match in Ukraine on October 20 which ended 0-0. Charges were brought against Dynamo for racist behaviour, crowd disturbances and blocked stairways.The club has also been fined €100,000 – and the order of closed doors for the third match will be suspended for three years and only applied if further offences are committed.A UEFA statement read: “Dynamo Kiev has been ordered to play their next three UEFA competition matches as host club behind closed doors. The third match is suspended for a probationary period of three years.”last_img read more

Ex-Manchester United captain Nemanja Vidic eager to rejoin former club

first_imgFormer Manchester United skipper Nemanja Vidic is pushing for a return to his old club Spartak Moscow.Vidic, who has yet to feature this season following hernia surgery last summer, is expected to be released by Inter Milan in the January transfer window after a difficult 18 months in Italy.And, according to Russian newspaper Izvestia, Vidic has sent out a plea to his former employers to sign him up next month.Spartak are expected to be active in the market as they aim to reduce the seven-point gap between themselves and league leaders CSKA Moscow.But it is understood the Russian giants have reservations over Vidic’s fitness and would only consider offering him a deal if he was prepared to accept a significant pay cut.Vidic spent two years at Spartak before signing for United in 2006. Nemanja Vidic 1last_img read more

Suit to stop sale of Marilyn Monroe memorabilia close to resolution

first_imgA company formed by Marilyn Monroe’s heirs to oversee the property assets of the Hollywood icon reached a preliminary agreement with a man to stop his sale of Monroe memorabilia, court papers obtained today show. Marilyn Monroe LLC filed the lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court against Millington Conroy on Oct. 25, the same day Judge David P. Yaffe issued a court order stopping Conroy from selling fur coats, purses, perfume bottles and even financial statements that once belonged to the actress. Laura A. Wytsma, an attorney for company, filed additional court papers Nov. 13 stating both sides were nearing a final resolution of the case and that the restraining order would remain in effect until then. According to the suit, Conroy obtained the items from his mother, Ruth Conroy. Ruth Conroy was the sister-in-law of Inez Melson, who was once Monroe’s personal assistant. Melson was the special administrator of Monroe’s estate for a year after the actress’ death in August 1962, the suit states. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREPettersson scores another winner, Canucks beat KingsConroy claimed the items were stolen from his car, but Marilyn Monroe LLC officials learned in September that he still had them, the suit states. The suit further asks that the items be placed in the hands of an independent third party so they can be photographed, accounted for and preserved. “(Conroy) has allowed these items to be photographed by a professional photographer for purposes of publishing a book,” the suit states. CNS-11-23-2007 10:22last_img read more