Cards’ Guard Moe Kinard Flies Away With Weekly Honor

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Moe Kinard is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, league officials announced Monday afternoon. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Cardinal guard picks up her first weekly honor of the season after averaging 30 minutes and a stellar 25.7 points per contest. Kinard exploded on the offensive end shooting 43.8 percent from the field and 54.2 percent from the beyond the arc over the course of Lamar’s three games.Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Moe Kinard, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – New Iberia, La.Kinard set a Lamar and Southland Conference record after registering 13 three-pointers and 58 points in a 117-110 loss to University of Denver at the Denver Classic over the weekend (Nov. 23). The 58 points stand as a career-high for the senior and also serves as the NCAA’s highest single-game scoring performance of the season. Kinard’s 13 triples also set a new NCAA single-game record. She is the first Lamar player to score 50-plus points in a single contest. The senior has hit at least one three-pointer in each of her last 12 appearances dating back to the 2017-18 season. The Cardinals finished the week with a 1-2 record after besting Letourneau 104-27 and falling to Ohio 87-62. For her efforts, the senior was named the Most Valuable Player at the Denver Holiday Classic.Honorable Mention: Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian.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.last_img read more

Southland Sends 10 Competitors to NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championship

first_imgMen’s pole vault will begin Friday at 4 p.m., to be followed by the 60m hurdles at 6:17 p.m. The men’s 200m dash will take place Friday evening at 7:52 p.m.The 2019 NCAA Indoor Track and Field Championships will be available to view on ESPN3, with day one streaming beginning at 5:30 p.m. Friday. Day two coverage is slated to begin Saturday at 4 p.m.Complete meet information can be found at the NCAA’s championship homepage. Steels will compete against Alexander and 14 other competitors in the long jump after a second-place finish in the conference meet. Steels solidified her berth at the national meet with a 20-7.25 mark in the UA Tyson Invitational, Feb. 8, in Fayetteville, Ark. The jump placed the junior second in the NSU record book and makes her the first Lady Demon to appear at the NCAA Indoor Championships since Stephanie Sowell in the 2004 season.Campbell will look to continue her impressive postseason run after being named the Southland Conference’s Freshman of the Year and Most Outstanding Field Events Performer. The freshman qualified for the NCAA Indoor Championship in her first career meet for the Ladyjacks, when she vaulted a 14-4.75 at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas.Ruiz and Ellis will also make their way from the SFA campus to compete for the men’s pole vault championship. Ruiz is no stranger to appearing at the national level as he finished 12th overall in the pole vault at the 2018 NCAA Indoor Championship as a freshman. The Lumberjack sophomore earned his invite after an 18-1.75 jump at the Don Kirby Invitational Feb. 8-9 in Albuquerque, N.M. Ellis, a freshman, is coming off a Southland Conference pole vault championship, and a First Team All-Conference nod, after clearing 18-0.5 at the conference meet. His first-place finish at the Southland Championship punched his ticket to the national meet.Sam Houston State’s McCall and Jefferson will serve as the Southland’s lone runners at the NCAA Championship. McCall will take on the field in the 60-meter hurdles. He earned a conference championship at the Southland Indoor event, breaking a meet record with a 7.75 clip. Fellow Bearkat Jefferson will contend for the NCAA 200m crown after a 20.97 silver-medal outing at the conference championship meet. The final Sam Houston State contestant will be Clayton Fritsch, who will enter the pole vault field. Fritsch placed third overall at the conference meet and qualified for nationals with a leap of 18-2.0 at the Howie Ryan Invitational Feb. 9 in Houston, Texas.Southeastern Louisiana’s King will represent the Lions in the pole vault after his silver medal performance at the Southland meet. The SLU senior is a three-time NCAA All-American and earned his way back to the national stage with a personal-best 18-5.5 at the Tyson Invitational Feb. 9 in Fayetteville, Ark. King enters the weekend as the No. 16 ranked vaulter in the nation.Women’s events will begin with the pentathlon opening up Friday at 12:15 p.m. CT. Women’s long jump is slated for a 7:10 p.m. start time Friday night, while the women’s pole vault is set to begin Saturday at 4 p.m.TODAY’S THE DAY! Day 1 of #ncaaTF Indoor Championships. ??Trophies will be claimed. WHO’S READY?!— NCAA Track & Field (@NCAATrackField) March 8, 2019 BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The Southland Conference will be represented by 10 student-athletes from six member institutions March 8-9 at the 2019 NCAA Division I Indoor Track & Field Championship. McNeese’s Grace McKenzie, Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels, Incarnate Word’s Sarea Alexander and Stephen F. Austin’s Nastassja Campbell will make the trip for the women’s championships. Meanwhile, the men’s competitors will be comprised of six student-athletes. Sam Houston State will be represented by Clayton Fritsch, Fabian McCall and Chris Jefferson. Antonio Ruiz and Branson Ellis will appear for the SFA men’s program. Southeastern Louisiana’s Devin King will serve as the final competitor from the Southland. Events will be hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala.McKenzie enters the weekend after setting a new Southland Conference record this season at the Samford Multis, scoring 4,211 points. After competing at the 2019 Southland Conference Indoor Championship as an individual, the senior logged 23 of the Cowgirls’ 72 points, including a silver medal in the high jump. McKenzie will enter the NCAA Indoor Championship among the pentathlon field and currently ranks eighth in the nation in the event.Alexander will look to contend for the long jump title after concluding a successful appearance at the conference meet. At the Southland Championship, the UIW senior completed a gold medal performance in the long jump and set a UIW program record leap of 20-11.2 along the way. Alexander will be the Cardinals’ first competitor in program history to appear at the NCAA Indoor Championship.NCAA Division I Indoor Track and Field Championships – Day 1 kick off today from Birmingham at Noon CST. Start Lists and Live Results #NCAATF @NCAATrackField @USTFCCCA— Flash Results, Inc. (@FlashResults) March 8, 2019last_img read more

NSU’s Chris Zirkle Nominated for Allstate AFCA Good Works Team

first_imgZirkle, a 6-foot-2, 287-pound product of League City, Texas, was the lone Southland Conference and Louisiana student-athlete among the 59 candidates from NCAA FCS, Division II, Division III, and NAIA schools that will comprise half of the 22-member Allstate AFCA Good Works Team, which will be announced Sept. 12. In addition to the 11 members from the combined divisions ballot, 11 players will be chosen from a field of 78 FBS nominees. A second-team preseason All-Southland Conference selection, Zirkle was named the Southland Conference’s male representative at the NCAA Student-Athlete Leadership Forum in Orlando, Florida, in April. The Allstate AFCA Good Works Team was established in 1992 and honors student-athletes on the basis of community service. The 22-person team and an honorary coach are selected by a voting panel consisting of former Good Works Team members and media members who look for dedication to service as well as the embodiment of leadership on and off the field. Zirkle becomes the first Northwestern State football player nominated for the Good Works Team since JeMarcus Marshall was a candidate for the 2016 team. In 2011, Yaser Elqutub became the first NSU player to be named to the Good Works Team and was voted as the captain of that year’s edition. A second-team All-Southland Conference selection in 2017, Zirkle played the final four games of the 2018 season, preserving a season of eligibility under the NCAA’s new redshirt guidelines. He and the Demons open their 2019 season Aug. 29 at UT Martin.center_img What Zirkle has done away from the gridiron put him in elite company Tuesday morning as the American Football Coaches Association revealed nominees for the 2019 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. He earned his undergraduate degree in business administration in December 2018, graduating magna cum laude, and is pursuing a master’s degree in homeland security. He is a member of NSU’s Student-Athlete Advisory Committee and served as the organization’s Community Service Outreach Coordinator during the 2018-19 academic year. Courtesy of Northwestern State Athletics Sports InformationNorthwestern State senior offensive lineman Chris Zirkle’s on-field play has earned him numerous accolades during his Northwestern State football career.last_img read more

Statement from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing Indictments

first_imgContacts:Tiffani Steer, [email protected] Joseph, [email protected] from The Stronach Group on Federal Horse Racing IndictmentsHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – The Stronach Group, operators of Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows Training Center, complied fully with the search warrants that were executed by federal authorities this morning. The warrants issued were specific only to the barns and stalls that were occupied by the individuals charged today.The Stronach Group is not included in the charges.The Stronach Group is committed to achieving the highest level of horse care and safety standards in Thoroughbred racing. We are at the forefront of industry leading reforms to protect the integrity of our sport and have instituted processes and protocols that have led to nationwide medication reform and increased transparency and accountability. There is no room in our sport for anyone who does not prioritize the health and well-being of horses and riders.As this matter is under federal investigation we will not be commenting further at this time.last_img read more

Mauricio Pochettino sacked: What was the Argentine’s Tottenham record?

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is a Tottenham manager no more.Spurs have decided that 14th in the Premier League is simply not good enough for a team that was in the Champions League final just five months ago and have decided to part ways with the Argentine.1 Mauricio Pochettino has struggled to claim a major trophy in his Tottenham career byt was helped his team cement regular Champions League qualificationDespite the ongoing criticism of a lack of silverware from Tottenham and rival fans, Pochettino was a hugely popular figure in the club, helping to blood young talent like Harry Kane, Harry Winks and Dele Alli – all while being handed a limited budget.So what was his record as Spurs boss?What was Pochettino’s Tottenham record?In five years as Tottenham boss, Pochettino failed to add any significant trophies to the Spurs cabinet with only pre-season tournament Audi Cup being lifted by Kane and co.Yet, the North Londoners were regulars in the top four, finishing just behind Chelsea in fourth last season – in a campaign where much focus went on the Champions League, only losing to Liverpool in the final.Pochettino was just seven games off the 300-match mark at Tottenham, winning 159 of them.That is a win percentage of 54.3 – by comparison Manchester United’s own pressured manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has just a 51 percent victory success rate.The loss category featured 72 games, working out just over 13 defeats a season – which would at least include three losses in the cup competition each year.Pochettino’s biggest win at Tottenham came in a 7-0 thrashing against Tranmere in January 2019, while October’s 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich will be a huge stain on his record.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongWho will replace Pochettino?As ever, a new manger will need to be found sooner rather than later.And the hot favourite is none than the ‘Special One’ – ex-Manchester United and Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho.Yet, the odds thereafter range from interesting to ‘out there’.Current Napoli boss Carlo Ancelotti is joint-second with Julian Nagelsmann, who is doing spectacular things with RB Leipzig despite being just 32 years old.Free agent Rafael Benitez comes in next at 6/1 on Ladbrokes, having been released by Newcastle at the end of last season.last_img read more

Redknapp says Spurs deserve better than Levy and blames him for players leaving

first_imgJAMIE REDKNAPP has ripped into Daniel Levy and accused the Tottenham chairman of trying to do things on the cheap. The former Spurs star – whose dad Harry managed the club for nearly four years before being axed in 2012 – has slammed the way Levy treats players and staff.3 Jamie Redknapp has accused the Tottenham chairman of trying to do things on the cheapAnd he claims the chairman’s penny-pinching is the reason why top stars, like Harry Kane now, always want to leave and why the North Londoners have never kicked on to the next level and become a top club.It is not the first time ex-England ace Redknapp – now a Sky Sports pundit – has criticised Levy.But he said: “He gives me a lot of opportunities to do so, having been there.“I have nothing against him personally. People say it’s because he sacked my dad. That was such a long time ago and a lot has happened since then.“I just feel at times Tottenham don’t act like a big club like they should do.“The way they acted with furloughing, other clubs have done it like Newcastle and Norwich, I get that, but I know full well Tottenham’s finances and they have plenty of money behind them. It just didn’t sit right with me.“The way they looked after players and the way they looked after staff when I was there, it was very disappointing – and unfortunately it’s arisen again.3″I think Daniel’s a really good businessman, but in terms of negotiations it’s very disappointing at times.”That’s why you get a lot of players unhappy there, a lot of players wanting to leave. And I just feel the club and the fans deserve better at times.”Yes he has spent a lot of money on the stadium and training ground but I feel if they really want to push on…they have the ability and opportunity to do that and Daniel Levy hasn’t wanted to press the button because he doesn’t really want to spend the money to push on to the next level. He wants to do things on the cheap sometimes.”Redknapp joined Tottenham from Liverpool on a free transfer in July 2002 and made 49 appearances before switching to Southampton in January 2005.And he believes England captain Kane could also be on his way after the striker’s admission to him in an Instagram chat last month that he would leave Spurs if they failed to keep progressing.Redknapp reckons the way Levy has acted in the coronavirus – by furloughing 40 per cent of the club’s 550 non-playing staff – would not have gone down well with the straight-laced star.3Redknapp, speaking on The Football Show on Sky Sports, said: “He would have been extremely disappointed with how Tottenham have acted but having been around Tottenham in past and played for them for a while it didn’t surprise me how Daniel Levy acted in this situation.“You learn a lot about someone in difficult times and he was one of the first to furlough staff. No doubt Harry would have been disappointed by that, but I certainly wasn’t surprised.“Harry also wants to win trophies. Golden Boots are great and he has a lot of individual accolades but he will want to win trophies with his team.“And if he doesn’t feel they are progressing as he wants I have no doubt he wouldn’t push for a move or do anything too desperate, but he would want to explore other avenues.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”Tottenham may have a new stadium and great fanbase, but he will want to see them challenging for trophies.”And there are other clubs obviously Manchester United have been spoken about, that would love Harry Kane.”He’s an incredible player, a good guy and the sort of person you would want around your dressing room.”José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdownlast_img read more

Boateng’s wife says she’s not a ‘nympho’ after blaming his injuries on sex

first_imgEX-TOTTENHAM star Kevin-Prince Boateng’s wife has revealed her regrets at lifting the lid on their wild sex life.Stunning Wag Melissa Satta caused uproar when she said the midfielder, then with AC Milan, got injured so often because they romped ten times a week.5 Kevin Prince-Boateng’s wife reveals regrets over her sex claimCredit: Instagram5 Melissa Satta claimed the pair had sex between seven and ten times a dayCredit: InstagramItalian TV presenter Melissa and former Portsmouth ace Boateng met in 2011 and wed four years ago.They have a six-year-old son, Maddox, and are expecting a second child.Melissa said in 2012: “The reason Kevin is injured so often is because we have sex seven to 10 times a week.”I hate foreplay, I want to go straight for it. I prefer to be on top so that I can be in control.”The comments have since followed Boateng, 32, through his nomadic career.He moved on to Schalke, rejoined Milan then had spells with Las Palmas, Eintracht Frankfurt, Sassuolo, Barcelona and Fiorentina.The Ghana international is currently on loan to Turkish club Besiktas.A rueful Melissa, 33, has now told Gazzetta dello Sport she made a mistake in revealing the couple’s bedroom romps.The brunette said: “You can’t believe what a whirlwind I ended up in.”You have to be very careful about what you say in football, especially when it comes to sex.5 Melissa had to deny she was a nymphomaniacCredit: Instagram5 She has been very open about the pair’s sex lifeCredit: Instagram5 The midfielder is currently on loan at Besiktas from FiorentinaCredit: Getty Images – Gettymost read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by 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'”Just because we have sex so often doesn’t make me a nymphomaniac.”Boateng ironically failed to score in 24 Spurs appearances following his £5.4million move from hometown club Hertha Berlin in 2007.He had a season on loan to Borussia Dortmund before his top-flight campaign with Pompey a decade ago. View this post on Instagram ⏳ A post shared by Melissa Satta (@melissasatta) on Jan 18, 2020 at 6:46am PST View this post on Instagram Pigiama party 🥳😜 A post shared by Melissa Satta (@melissasatta) on Jan 30, 2020 at 10:45am PST View this post on Instagram Goodnight 💗 A post shared by Melissa Satta (@melissasatta) on Mar 30, 2020 at 2:33pm PDT View this post on Instagram Guardiamo avanti e speriamo che tutto torni alla normalità….🙏🏻 Intanto ricordo momenti stupendi nella mia amata Sardegna 🤍 A post shared by Melissa Satta (@melissasatta) on Mar 16, 2020 at 9:37am PDTRangers star Alfredo Morelos helps deliver 500 emergency food parcels in Colombian hometown amid coronavirus crisislast_img read more

Laumape top of the pops

first_imgPhoto by: HAGEN HOPKINS/GETTY IMAGES Caption: Ngani Laumape has been named Hurricanes’ player of the year. The 24-year-old walked away with the player of the year and best and fairest honours, to cap a campaign in which he made his All Blacks debut as well. On a night when the Super Rugby semifinalists sought to honour their achievers, there were also some emotional goodbyes. Seven of this year’s squad won’t be with the franchise in 2018, but none are as decorated as wing Cory Jane.At 34, the 53-test All Black and veteran of more than 100 games for the Hurricanes is off-contract and due to take up the second year of his deal with Japanese club Toshiba. An exceptionally astute operator, coaching might feature in Jane’s future, while he’d be a dab hand at television as well.While Jane’s contribution to the Hurricanes will never be forgotten, Thursday night was about celebrating a decent – if maybe not fantastic – season in which Laumape’s personal efforts were to the fore.His 15 tries were a franchise record and tied him for the all-time Super Rugby single-season mark, with the Crusaders’ Rico Gear (2005) and Joe Roff of the Brumbies in 1997. Laumape started every Hurricanes match this year, which was a feat matched only by Brad Shields. Shields, and fellow flanker Ardie Savea, were the two other finalists for player of the year.Laumape was also a joint-winner of the prestigious best and fairest award with Ardie Savea and centre Matt Proctor. That award is decided by the players, on a 3, 2 or 1-point system voted on after every match.There was no shock at the naming of rookie of the year, which went to fullback Jordie Barrett. Now an All Black too, Barrett scored 133 points this season and impressed everyone with his poise and all round skills.Team man of the year was flanker Callum Gibbins, who’s off to join the Glasgow Warriors. A hugely-influential member of the squad behind the scenes, Gibbins will be greatly missed. Shields and injured prop Reg Goodes were the other team man finalists.Lastly, there was some recognition for Geoff Cridge. The injured lock has fought back from a serious knee injury, but not soon enough to see any game time in 2017, and was recognised for his attitude and work ethic.Others to be acknowledged were lock James Broadhurst, who retired during the season, plus those joining Jane and Gibbins in playing on elsewhere. Outstanding lock Mark Abbott is going to Japan, while prop Loni Uhila is off to France, halfback Te Toiroa Tahuriorangi the Chiefs, first five-eighth Otere Black the Blues and hooker Leni Apisai an unconfirmed New Zealand Super franchise.2017 Hurricanes AwardsPlayer of the Year: Ngani LaumapeBest & Fairest: Ngani Laumape, Matt Proctor, Ardie SaveaRookie of the Year: Jordie BarrettTeam Man of the Year: Callum GibbinsSuper XV Award: Geoff Cridge100 Matches: Julian Savea, Dane Coles50 Matches: Ardie Savea, Ben May, Chris Eveslast_img read more

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen confirms he will step down after next year’s World Cup

first_imgHe said whoever replaced him would bring a new perspective.”Some fresh eyes, some fresh thinking … whoever it is will be fresh. It will be for the enhancement of the legacy of the jersey,” he said.Hansen comes off contract with New Zealand Rugby (NZR) after the tournament, which runs next September and October.He has been Head Coach of the All Blacks since 2012 and prior to that was an Assistant Coach for eight years.Hansen told media this morning two big reasons for making the choice were what was right for the team, and what was right for his family.”After being involved in the All Blacks for 16 years, I do feel it’s right for the team for me to stand down. I think change after the Rugby World Cup will bring a new outlook for the team and it’ll be time for someone else to enhance the legacy of the All Blacks.”He said he doesn’t know what was next for him after he stepped down as coach but for now the focus was on winning the Rugby World Cup.”Thankfully, I’ve been able to surround myself with good people and good players who have allowed me to make this decision myself. It’s not the end because we’ve got another 12 months to go.”He wasn’t reflecting just yet – now he had made the decision he was looking forward to the World Cup.He said the potential for a third All Blacks win at the World Cup was “exciting”.”It is probably going to be the toughest World Cup … from a competitive point of view.”Speaking about stepping down, Hansen said he wasn’t sick of the pressure – he’d enjoyed it during his time as coach.”I’ve been thinking about it for a long time. One of the things as a coach is to make sure you’re doing the right thing for the team.””I’d like to coach this team for the rest of my living days. But that’s not the right thing to do.”You can’t do this job by yourself. Whilst I get a lot of the accolades, it’s because of the people around [me].”last_img read more

Wisil completes triple triumph

first_imgIn front of a packed BSP Stadium, close to 15,000 people shouted in unison, Toea, Toea, and wanted nothing more but for their sprint queen to dominate.Wisil did not disappoint, winning the event in style two metres ahead of the pack, as the vocal crowd went wild.“I want to thank my sponsor – BSP, coaches and all you who have attended,” Wisil said in tok pisin after her race.She also thanked  the government for building the infrastructure for the games.Her mother was in the crowd with tears in her eyes, and told Loop PNG in tok pisin that she was very happy to see Toea win.Wisil has defended her gold medal in the 100m, 200m and 400m races and can claim the crown of the queen of the Pacific tracks for another four years.She was also part of the successful 4x400m women’s relay team that won gold tonight.Wisil won with a time of 24.34 seconds, while the Fijian duo of Younis Bese (25.21s) and Sisilia Seavula (25.41s) settled for silver and bronze medals respectively.last_img read more