LOUISVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) announced its 2019 Division I All-Region teams and eight Southland student-athletes from six member institutions garnered the All-Region accolades. Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana lead the way with two selections apiece, while Central Arkansas, McNeese, Sam Houston State and Stephen F. Austin each have one honoree.Nicholls earned a pair of honorees on the South Region squads in catcher Kali Clement and pitcher Megan Landry. Clement was named a second-team selection after leading the Colonels with a .369 batting average this season. The senior catcher has accounted for 22 RBI, nine doubles, two triples a six home runs for the season. Landry locked up a third-team position in the circle after leading Nicholls to a berth in the 2019 Southland Tournament title game. In addition to a 1.62 ERA, Landry has delivered a 27-12 record for Nicholls with 27 complete games and 10 shutouts. The senior righty turned 183 strikeouts in 250 innings pitched. Nicholls closed out the 2019 season with a 34-22 overall record and a 21-6 mark in Southland Conference play.Southeastern Louisiana catcher Ella Manzer and second baseman Jaquelyn Ramon claimed third-team honors in the South Region after helping the Lady Lions to a 34-23 overall mark and 17-10 conference record. Ramon closed out her season as the 2019 NCAA Division I leader in stolen bases per game with a 1.15 average. The senior second baseman tabbed a .447 on-base percentage and a team-leading 51 runs. Manzer played and started in 55 contests for Southeastern Louisiana, registering 17 extra-base hits on the season. The Lady Lions’ catcher also collected 82 bases and 31 RBI throughout the SLU’s season. Central Arkansas’ Libby Morris claimed second-team honors in the South Region at second base. Morris boosted the Bears to a Southland Tournament appearance with 31 runs on 56 hits and a team-leading 46 RBI. The senior recorded a .361 clip from the batter’s box along with 10 home runs and a .639 slugging percentage. UCA concluded its 2019 campaign with a 26-28 overall record and a 12-15 conference mark.McNeese’s Justyce McClain earned first-team honors as an outfielder for the South Region squad after leading the Cowgirls to a 19-8 record in Southland Conference play. McClain has accrued 39 runs on 81 hits and a team-best .405 batting average. Her 30 stolen bases rank second among the McNeese roster. McClain and the Cowgirls accepted an invitation to the National Invitational Softball Championship (NISC) and opens play at the Stephen F. Austin Regional against Middle Tennessee on Thursday.In the Central Region, Stephen F. Austin’s Margarita Corona earned second-team honors at first base after pushing her Ladyjacks squad to an 18-9 Southland Conference record. Corona currently leads SFA with a .388 batting average and 12 home runs heading into the Ladyjacks’ regional game against UT-Arlington in the 2019 NISC. Corona has compiled a Southland-best .673 slugging percentage and a .495 on-base percentage in 2019. The Ladyjacks will host the Mavericks tonight at 6 p.m. in the opening round of the NISC.Reigning Southland Conference Pitcher and Player of the Year Lindsey McLeod, from Sam Houston State, joins Corona in the Central Region with a third-team nod. McLeod has delivered 11 shutouts this season while striking out 259 through 36 appearances. The senior pitcher holds a 21-8 record with a 1.48 ERA and four saves over 184.2 inning pitched. McLeod has limited her opposition to a .163 batting and played a key role in Sam Houston State’s 2019 regular-season and tournament championships. After earning the Southland’s automatic bid to the 2019 NCAA Softball Championship, the Bearkats will take the field Friday at 6 p.m. against No. 6 Texas on Red & Charline McCombs Field in the Austin, Texas Regional.
“I am happy to be continuing my basketball career with Pallacanestro Torino,” remarked Moe Kinard. “This has been a dream of mine to play professionally since I was a little kid. Thank you to everyone who has helped me achieve my goal.” Courtesy of Lamar AthleticsBEAUMONT, Texas – Former Lamar University women’s basketball player Moe Kinard has signed a professional contract to play for Pallacanestro Torino in Italy next season. Pallacanestro Torino plays in the Serie A1 League in Italy. Kinard, a native of New Iberia, La., appeared in all 31 games for the Cardinals this season. She led the Cards in scoring averaging 21.6 points per game. She shot a career-best 45.8 percent from the floor and 34.4 percent on three pointers this season. She made a career-high 94 threes. Against Incarnate Word on Feb. 20, Kinard broke the LU school record for most three pointers made in a career with 218. Besides scoring, Kinard recorded 5.2 rebounds, 1.9 steals, 1.5 assists per game during the 2018-19 season. Kinard earned her second straight SLC First Team honors this season. Kinard finished the regular season as the SLC scoring leader as she averaged 21.6 points per game. She set the NCAA single game three-point record when she hit 13 threes at Denver on Nov. 23. In that game, Kinard set the single game scoring record for LU and the Southland Conference with 58 points. The 58 points is the most points scored in an NCAA game this season. Over her three-year career at Lamar, Kinard appeared in 89 games for the Red and White. She averaged 17.7 points per game and hit an LU school record 230 three-pointers. For her career at LU, Kinard scored the third most points with 1,576. She shot 42.7 percent from the floor and hit 33.2 percent of her three-pointers.
POLICE investigating the alleged racist abuse against Antonio Rudiger arrested a fan at yesterday’s game at Tottenham – for a SECOND incident of discrimination.The Metropolitan Police have confirmed they received a complaint and have launched an investigation into claims Chelsea star Rudiger was taunted by monkey chants by someone in the Spurs crowd.2 Police have arrested a fan for alleged racism in a separate incident to monkey chants directed at Antonio Rudiger at Spurs vs ChelseaCredit: PA:Press AssociationThey are working with the North London club and Chelsea in a bid to identify anyone involved – and also try to pin-point who threw a drink at Kepa Arrizabalaga.But it has now emerged there was a second incident of alleged racism among supporters at the game at the new Tottenham Stadium.Met officers arrested a supporter at the match for a “racially aggravated public order” offence, which was not linked to the Rudiger incident.It is not clear whether the person arrested was a Spurs or Chelsea fan, but it is an alarming development from a day which has brought fresh shame to the English game.Six arrests were made in total on Sunday, two for assault, another two for affray and the last being a public order offence.A Met Police statement said: “Police were made aware of alleged racist chanting during the second half of the Tottenham vs Chelsea match on Sunday, 22 December.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesMORE CHELSEA STORIESLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdown2 Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger says he was racially abused by one or more Spurs fans on SundayCredit: Sky Sports”Officers will work with the club in an attempt to identify any people responsible.”There were a total of six arrests as part of the match-day policing operation.”The FA have this morning revealed they have launched their own investigation into events during Chelsea’s 2-0 win.
DANNY ROSE has sealed his move to Newcastle as the Tyneside club rescue the left-back from Tottenham on a six-month loan.Rarely picked by Jose Mourinho since the Portuguese coach arrived in North London, Rose is seeking first-team football to boost his England chances.1 Rose, 29, is making his fifth loan move away from TottenhamCredit: Getty Images – GettyThe defender is competing with Ben Chilwell in Gareth Southgate’s side as well as Luke Shaw for a spot in the Euro 2020 squad.Newcastle have handed Rose the No28 shirt and he could make his debut against Norwich on Saturday.The club are yet to confirm whether or not they hold a reported purchase option for the player once his loan expires.Boss Steve Bruce remarked that he is “absolutely delighted to get a player of Danny’s calibre through the door” at the announcement.Speaking to NUFC TV, Rose added: “It’s a great honour for me to be here.”I’m so grateful that the manager has brought me in and I’m looking to repay him in every way I can as soon as I’m playing.”For me, it’s really exciting that I can come here and have the chance to play in front of the Newcastle fans.”Newcastle is one of the biggest clubs in England. I spoke to the manager last night and he told me there were 50,000 fans here at the weekend against Oxford.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenhammost 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 him”You can’t go wrong with that kind of passion and support from the fans, and it’s something I’m looking forward to.”On Thursday, Spurs also confirmed the exit of Timothy Eyoma on loan to Lincoln.The 20-year-old defender made his debut for the first-team last January before continuing his development with the Under-23s so far this campaign. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho dismisses training ground bust up with Danny Rose
Photo by: Photosport Caption: Ngani Laumape could be back in a Manawatu jersey on Saturday after being released from the All Blacks’ camp. Loose forward Akira Ioane is available to play for Auckland against Waikato in the Mitre 10 Cup on Wednesday.Hooker Nathan Harris could play for Bay of Plenty on Thursday against a Wellington team who could have forwards Vaea Fifita and Jeffery Toomaga-Allen back from the All Blacks’ camp.Manawatu’s backline could get a turbo-charged boost from midfielder Ngani Laumape and wing-fullback Nehe Milner-Skudder for Saturday’s encounter with Otago in Dunedin.Waisake Naholo is again available to play for Taranaki against Counties Manukau on Saturday.Halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow and utility back David Havili could be opposite sides for Waikato and Tasman, respectively, on Sunday.
The HSBC Singapore Sevens is set to be a massive weekend of rugby as 52,000 fans are expected to come through the doors on 28 -29 April. The 2018 series has been the most competitive to date with five different teams winning the first five rounds and just 41 points separating the top six teams.Current series leaders, South Africa have been incredibly consistent so far this year making three cup finals and narrowly missing out on a few other occasions. However, with only one tournament win this year, they’ll be looking to go that one step further this weekend and continue to build a gap at the top of the series table.”I think this weekend and the other two tournaments left in the series in London and Paris are all going to be important.” said the Blitzboks veteran, Kyle Brown”It’s important we maintain the consistency that we have, that’s exactly what we spoke about at the beginning of this season but also to go that one step further and get into the finals and finish them well at the end of the day.”Another team that have been in excellent form this year is Fiji, they’re the only team with more than one win on the series so far (Hamilton, Canada, Hong Kong).Despite this, they sit second in the table behind South Africa but will take confidence in the fact they’ve beaten them four out of the six times they faced them in the playoff stages this year. Another tournament win would be huge for their title hopes and they’ll know that going into the third last event of the 2018 series.Kenya have had a pretty successful series reaching the last two cup finals consecutively but ultimately falling short against Fiji on both occasions. However, this tournament has added significance to them, just two years ago they won their first HSBC World Rugby Sevens Series event here in Singapore. “For the guys who were here (in 2016), it was all about brother hood, playing for the man standing next to you, putting in the hard work and dedication and that’s what made the difference.” said Kenya’s Oscar Ouma”There’s definitely a lot of positive sentiment, the fact that we won our first tournament here brings a lot of good memories and makes it a good place for us to play”The stage is set for another competitive series event. Can the Singapore Sevens provide another new tournament winner? If history is to go by it’s certainly a possibility. One thing is for sure, the Singapore Sevens will be rocking this weekend.The action gets underway at 11:00 local time on Saturday (GMT+8) with Scotland taking on Australia.
At last the defending champions the Department of Works were brought down to ground level at the Rita Flynn indoor courts with the PNGOC, sealing their first Public Servants Netball title. PNGOC coach Ani Iamo wanted the perfect game for her girls but instead, she got the perfect feeling ever as her side stole the victory.Prior to the final, PNGOC had beaten Works just two weeks earlier but were not confident enough for in final as the two-time champions Works was a tough team to beat in the league.Momentum was what brought everything to the last moment in match that swiftly pulled away the blood pressures of the audience to think otherwise of the PNGOC.It was a one point victory, but nonetheless the PNGOC who were uncharacteristically unpredictable, spending almost the entire match trailing the Works, suddenly they took the lead for the first time in the second half of the game.With minutes to go, veteran Wilma Gigimat slashed the hoop with a decisive goal, and suddenly everything that came before that was irrelevant.They OC were powerless but as they smelled blood in the dying minute, they pushed forward from the Work’s little carelessness at the shot and turnovers to take the ascendency and win a grand final thriller by one match point.
-What happened?-It was a difficult game. In the first part we were not well at the level of depth and arrival. We improved, we knew how to correct some error tactically, and when we were better they made us 1-0. We tried to continue and had good occasions. But with 2-0 it was already impossible for us, -The lack of depth is repeated since Setién arrived.-In the first part maybe yes. In the second we went deep but we did not specify. You have to adapt the players to the coaching staff to get the idea. Despite the result there are good things but we have to improve.– Is Barça missing a nine?-We have players who can play nine. That is for the coach and the technical secretariat. Those of us who are the ones who have to move this forward.-What situation are they left in?–There are not many but despite the defeat we have done a second part with chances and control. But today they send the goals. There is much League left and we will fight. Sergio Busquets He showed his face at Movistar LaLiga after the game. He tried to justify the defeat of Barça, but it was difficult.
Ajax plays a large part of its season against Getafe and for this match he will not be able to count on Ziyech, its star player. The Moroccan carries some discomfort in his left leg that caused him to be off the field for a month. He was tested against Vitesse (10 ‘) and Waalwijk (45’), and was able to play in the Coliseum “without any problem”, according to his coach. However, it seems that He fell in Madrid, could not play this past weekend and does not arrive in time for this second leg.“We don’t want to risk the whole season for a match, we are in a very important phase of the season”, explained Ten Hag at a press conference. It is a blow to Ajax that, as the coach himself recalled, keeps David Neres down. It was expected that the Brazilian could return after the winter break but the recovery process is not working as expected. Who is available again is Quincy Promes. The former Sevilla was injured at the beginning of December and, although he was able to return for a couple of games, he fell back just like Ziyech. Last week he started touching the ball and today has entered the call. He trained in the pre-match session with total normality and, with the casualties, he could start.In this way, Ten Hag, who recovers Onana after his suspension game but loses Tagliafico for the same reason, could line up an eleven similar to: Onana; Dest, E. Álvarez, Schuurs, Blind; L. Martínez, Eiting, Van de Beek; Promes, Babel and Tadic.
The first international matchThe Dick Kerr’s Ladies was the protagonist of first international women’s soccer match. At the Deepdale Stadium in April 1920 and against a French team The first women’s match between teams from two different countries was played. The English won 2-0 before near 25,000 viewers that, after the game, they shouldered the players like heroines. It was the beginning of a tour that led to face these two teams in several English cities. In Stockport, gagain the English 5-2; in Manchester, the duel ended with tie a bit and at Stamford Bridge from London ended also with English victory.Such was the success of the tour that it was decided to do another one, but this time through Gallic lands. Thus, both teams were re-measured. Paris, Roubaix, Havre and finally Rouen were the scenes of the four games which were settled with three draws and an English victory in the last meeting. The French tour generated huge publicity and during the Boxing day from 1920 managed to summon 53,000 spectators at Goodison Park. The duel between Dick Kerr’s Ladies and St. Helen it was all an event narrated by Great English media and players like Lily Parr and Alice Woods became soccer idols. But the great explosion of World War I had its end with the end of the war and the return to normality. So, both FA and FIFA they put all their means for women to leave football, a “men’s sport” they said … He Women’s Football continued to evolve, especially in the United Kingdom, to despite the ban of the FA to be played matches between women. But the arrival of the World war i made the women’s football will proliferate, especially in factories. The vast majority of men were recruited by the British Armed Forces for Combat and women they had to take over I work in factories. This caused the women are also introduced in soccer tournaments that the workers disputed at the time. Lack of male labor gave way to women and football became the great distraction from breaks. Despite the ban women’s football in the UK, women took the Honeyball legacy and they returned to form female teams that played tournaments of the time, then reserved for men. A new team was born at the Preston rail factory that would give a lot to talk about. The Dick Kerr’s Ladies It became the most successful team of the time. After winning their male counterparts from the factory in informal parties, The English ensemble was officially formed under the direction of the factory administrator, Alfred Frankland. He was ambitious and rented the Deepdale Stadium, the city’s most important team, the Preston North End. And from the beginning, the team got attention of the large public that filled the stands at each of their meetings. The money raised was for the fighters.Fame led them to tour the islands playing in mythical stadiums like Anfield (Liverpool), Old Trafford (Manchester) or Saint James Park (Newcastle). Preston’s Workers they got to summon 53,000 people at Goodison Park, that of Everton, and, according to the chronicles of the time, another 14,000 were left out.