SHSU’s Thompson, Nicholls’ Landry Receive Southland Weekly Softball Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Tiffany Thompson and Nicholls’ Megan Landry are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Thompson posted an impressive week, launching a pair of homeruns while accounting for a .727 batting average. The junior shortstop knocked eight hits on 11 plate appearances, while bringing in six RBI over four games. She helped the Bearkats (23-19, 14-4 SLC) to a perfect week with four wins in order to clinch a spot in the upcoming 2019 Southland Conference Tournament. This is Thompson’s first weekly award of the season.Landry made an appearance in five of the Colonels’ (26-16, 15-3 SLC) six contests last week, playing a crucial role in Nicholls’ perfect 6-0 week. The senior tallied an impressive 23 strikeouts and a 0.74 ERA, while limiting her opponents to a .160 batting average. Landry posted a 4-0 record in addition to a save. The award marks her second consecutive weekly honor and her third of the season. With Landry’s help, the Colonels currently sit at the top of conference standings and have secured a spot in the conference tournament.Softball Hitter of the Week – Tifany Thompson, Sam Houston State – SS – Jr. – Montgomery, TexasThompson hit an eye-popping .727 with two home runs, three doubles, six RBI, seven runs scored and two stolen bases over four games. The junior from Montgomery, Texas went 2-for-3 with a solo home run and a stolen base in a 3-2 win over UT-Arlington Tuesday to clinch the season series. She went 2-for-2 with a homer, a double, three runs and two RBI in a 10-0 win over ACU in game one. She was 2 for 3 with a double, RBI, two runs and a stolen base in a 5-4 game two victory. She capped her week by going 2-for-3 with two RBI, a run and a double in another 10-0 win over ACU.Honorable Mention: Justyce McClain, McNeese; E.C. Delafield, Northwestern State; Kasey Fredrick, Nicholls; Margarita Corona, Stephen F. Austin.Softball Pitcher of the Week – Megan Landry, Nicholls – Sr. – Pierre Part, La.Landry had another remarkable week in the circle, going 4-0 with a save and a 0.74 ERA as the Colonels won all six of their Southland games. In 28.1 innings, Landry racked up 23 strikeouts, walked just one batter and had a .160 opponent batting average. She had three complete games but her most impressive performance may have been in her first save opportunity since 2017. After tossing all seven innings in the opener against HBU, Landry checked into game two with the bases loaded and two outs, in the sixth inning of the nightcap, and forced a popup behind the plate to preserve the 3-2 lead. She then retired the Huskies in order in the seventh inning and came back on Saturday with a three-hit complete game as Nicholls extended its win streak to 10 games.Honorable Mention: Lindsey McLeod, Sam Houston State; Kassidy Wilbur, Stephen F. Austin; Samantha Guile, Northwestern State.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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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UIW’s Copeland, Bearkat Duo Crowned Southland Football Players of the Week

first_imgSee picks up his second Defensive Player of the Week award this fall while teammate Matt McRobert, a junior punter, garners Special Teams Player of the Week honors. See tallied a team-high 10 tackles against Nicholls’ league-best rushing attack and McRobert played a vital role in pinning the Colonels back in their own territory as the Bearkats (5-3, 4-1 SLC) blanked No. 9 Nicholls, 17-0. SHSU hits the road for a top-25 matchup with Central Arkansas at 6 p.m. Saturday. Honorable Mention: Winston Jones, Nicholls; Jaden Smith, UIW. For the first time in his career, Copeland is the Offensive Player of the Week after leading the No. 25 Cardinals (5-2, 4-1 SLC) to a 35-17 victory over Lamar, their first win in program history as a ranked squad. The sophomore signal-caller completed 24 of his 35 pass attempts for 376 yards and four touchdowns, moving him one score away from the school’s career touchdown record. UIW continues a three-game homestand against Northwestern State at 4 p.m. Saturday. Offensive Player of the Week: Jon Copeland, UIW – So. – Quarterback – Argyle, TexasCopeland’s four touchdown passes tied for the second-most in program history and each of his four scores went to a different target. His longest completion of the day came on a throw to Ameer King from the Cardinals’ eight-yard line that went 90 yards to set up Keyondrick Philio’s two-yard touchdown run to make it 20-7 in the second quarter. With 376 yards, Copeland recorded the third 300-yard game of the season and the eighth of his career. Special Teams Player of the Week: Matt McRobert, Sam Houston State – Jr. – Punter – Berorwa, AustraliaMcRobert averaged 45.1 yards per punt on seven boots with a long of 64 yards in a 17-0 upset of No. 9 Nicholls. He pinned the Colonels inside their own 20-yard line on three attempts and placed them within the 10-yard line on a pair of punts. Just beyond field-goal range in the fourth quarter, a 31-yard kick landed Nicholls at their own five-yard line. The Colonels’ average starting field position in the loss was their own 21-yard line. FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Jon Copeland and Sam Houston State’s Royce See and Matt McRobert earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday.center_img Honorable Mention: Jovon Burriss, McNeese; Jeremiah Chambers, Abilene Christian; Robert Rochell, Central Arkansas. Defensive Player of the Week: Royce See, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Linebacker – Shepherd, TexasFacing off against the conference’s top rushing offense for the second-straight week, See showed he was not fazed with a team-high 10 tackles, including four solo stops. The senior had a pair of tackles for loss, including 1.5 sacks, and forced a fumble to help the Bearkats secure their seventh-straight win at home over a top-10 opponent. The Colonels, who entered averaging 207 yards per game on the ground, were held to 55 yards on 33 attempts. Honorable Mention: Xavier Gipson, Stephen F. Austin; Tracy James, Abilene Christian; Cody Orgeron, McNeese; Lujuan Winningham, Central Arkansas. 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

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Gazzaniga saves Spurs from humiliation as Alli goes missing against Liverpool

first_imgPAULO GAZZANIGA proved he is worthy of filling the void left by Hugo Lloris with an impressive display against Liverpool.The Argentine goalkeeper was Tottenham’s best player on the pitch during the 2-1 defeat to Jurgen Klopp’s side at Anfield.2 Paulo Gazzaniga proved he is worthy of filling the void left by Hugo LlorisCredit: Getty Images – GettyHere’s how Joe Miles rated the Tottenham team….PAULO GAZZANIGA – 8Tottenham’s best player throughout by a long way. He made a fantastic double save to deny Salah and Firmino.He saved a long range effort from Alexander-Arnold and was quick off his line to deal with any deliveries into the box.SERGE AURIER – 4Gave away the penalty after his reckless challenge of Mane. Picked up a knock in the early stages, but was able to carry on.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 5Almost gifted Liverpool a second when Mane beat him to a header, but luckily Salah was unable to convert.Came close to scoring an equaliser during Tottenham’s last attack of the game, but his header was easily dealt with by Allison.DAVINSON SANCHEZ – 6Defended well – made a handful of crucial clearances and tackles to help ease the pressure on Gazzaniga.DANNY ROSE – 5Defending was poor for Henderson’s equaliser. He missed a chance to level the scoring in the 88th minute as he sent the ball way over the target from inside of the box.2 Dele Alli put in another disappointing shift for Spurs against LiverpoolCredit: ReutersHARRY WINKS – 5Was hauled off and replaced by Ndombele after an incredibly mediocre 60 minutes. Looked menacing moving forward, but his defensive play has to improve.MOUSSA SISSOKO – 6Looked dangerous with the ball at his feet and made light work of Henderson and Wijnaldum. But he made a handful of dodgy tackles to give away unnecessary fouls.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 3Struggled to deal with the pace of Robertson out wide. Tracked back well, but failed to make an impact going forward.Had a good effort on goal after an assist from Dele Alli, but it went just wide of the woodwork.DELE ALLI – 3The England international went missing for 90 minutes.Failed to cause Liverpool any problems, was wasteful in possession and was regularly caught out of possession.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutSON HEUNG-MIN – 6His deflected strike created Kane’s opener, but apart from that it was an average display from the South Korean on his 200th appearance for the club. Missed an open goal in the early stages of the second half.HARRY KANE – 6Stunned Anfield as he opened the scoring after just 48 seconds.The England striker headed the ball into an empty after Son-Heung min’s strike hit the bar and dropped kindly into his path.Red Star Belgrade fans make it into the Tottenham Hotspur stadium despite being banned by UEFA for racist chantinglast_img read more

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Mourinho says Spurs job is his hardest challenge since Porto 18 years ago

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO claims taking over at Tottenham is his toughest job since he was put in charge of Porto 18 YEARS ago.The Special One says his appointment as Spurs boss in November has been dogged by bad luck and problems from the outset.3 The Tottenham job has already got Mourinho on his kneesCredit: PA:Press AssociationAs a two-time manager of their hated rivals Chelsea, he knew there would be one or two bumps along the way.But he did not expect it to be all downhill after his first game.Just like Tottenham’s recent history, and magnificent £1billion stadium, Mourinho’s reign has not gone as planned.He had a dream start after succeeding sacked Mauricio Pochettino, masterminding a 3-2 win at West Ham.It was Tottenham’s first away win in the Premier League for 11 months.And victories in their next two matches reignited hopes of a top-four finish — taking Spurs within three points of Chelsea in fourth.But a home defeat to the Blues kicked off a miserable run of one win in six.He said: “Look, if you want to know what I wanted to do here, look to my first game — against West Ham.3 Jose had a lot less grey hair when he was at PortoCredit: PA:Empics Sport“That’s the way I thought I was going to develop the team.“Defend with a back four, attack with a back three.“But that was the first day of unlucky, goodbye Ben Davies. I think everything started with Hugo. You lose your captain for so long and then, in my case, I lose Ben when I felt I had something in here.”If that was not bad enough, striker Harry Kane – who could miss the Euros – and midfielder Moussa Sissoko have joined the club’s injury list and will miss most of the rest of this campaign.Add in record £65million signing Tanguy Ndombele, who is seemingly only too eager to declare himself unfit.In fact, the FA Cup third-round replay at home to Middlesbrough tonight is a game the hosts could really could do without as Mourinho desperately tries to solve his injury conundrum.He added: “You lose one more player — and you lose Kane and don’t have a striker.“You go to Middlesbrough and you play with Lucas Moura and Son Heung-min both up front but then you realise the team is comfortable with width and you bring one to the side.“So instead of building something that you see, the puzzle is coming and we are developing.“We try to create a team that can play tomorrow and provide some guarantees of success.“After Boro we will see what we have for Watford on Saturday — and Saturday, let’s see what we can do.JOB IS A PUZZLE“It’s a difficult situation but it is a situation that helps me to understand better and better lots of the players, what they have to give and what they do not have to give.”It takes Mourinho back to when he took over at Porto in January 2002. He eventually led them to Champions League glory and carved his name into European football folklore.But it was not plain sailing at the start. Asked if this is his toughest job since the Portuguese club, Mourinho said: “It is the second time I get a team mid-season, just the second time.“The first time was also not easy because it was the end of a team, the end of an era. It was an era without titles.“Porto was not winning but it was the end of… I don’t want to say of a generation but it was the end of a team in the end of a season.“Twelve players out, twelve players in, start everything from the beginning. Forget the good things of the past, forget the bad things of the past and let’s build from new.“That is my experience in Porto coming in the middle of the season.”A different era but the same old Jose as he highlights credible reasons for the struggle — other than his own.He added: “It was a different time at Porto.“My most expensive player was Benni McCarthy from Celta Vigo for the equivalent of £4million. With £4m today, you could not buy a kid. The market’s changed completely. It’s not easy. It’s enjoyable.”Jose will again have to rely on contract rebels Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen against Boro tonight.As well as 20-year-old academy defender Japhet Tanganga — who made his Prem debut in Saturday’s 1-0 home loss to Liverpool.And he added: “I suppose that — if you are asking about Eriksen, Eriksen, Eriksen, Eriksen — do you want to compare Eriksen’s situation four years ago to Eriksen’s situation now?“It’s easy to compare. Four years ago he had four years of contract and now he has six months of contract.“The situation is very, very, very difficult.“Players are older four years. Players, in this case and some other cases, they don’t have four years of contract, they have six months of contract.3“Some players left, some players came. The players that come — Giovani Lo Celso, Ryan Sessegnon, Ndombele — you see the young boy is in a process of developing and we are giving him time to do that.“Giovani comes from a completely different football culture.“Played in Spain, Argentina, played in Spain, played in France, now he comes again.“You can feel that he is coming. Ndombele not even coming.“Injured and with lots of problems, so you cannot compare what was four years ago to what it is now. So we have to work.“Lloris was a long injury, then Harry, then Moussa, Ben Davies, everything is long.“It’s not like you are waiting for somebody to come back next week or Sissoko in two weeks. It’s not in two weeks, it’s in three or four months.“Maybe only next season, so it’s difficult. But, come on, it is what it is. We cannot have a squad like some other teams. It’s not us.football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic“Sunday, I was watching Manchester City and I looked to the bench — Sterling, Bernardo Silva, Gundogan, Otamendi. You know?“Did you see the Liverpool bench? I’m not jealous, I have an amazing job but they are different jobs.“I am so happy, not for me, with what Tanganga means for all of us in the building. This is a different club.”Eriksen to play vs Middlesbrough despite Spurs boss Mourinho admitting he’s downed tools ahead of Inter transferlast_img read more

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Dier to START at Burnley despite fan row as Mourinho praises Spurs star

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO will throw controversial star Eric Dier straight back into action today.The Spurs midfielder is fearing a lengthy ban having jumped into the crowd to confront a fan after the FA Cup KO by Norwich.3 Eric Dier clambered through the stands to confront a fan3 Jose Mourinho has backed midfielder Eric DierCredit: ReutersBut Mourinho feels Dier has done nothing wrong and is in no doubt he will line up to face Burnley in today’s teatime clash.And the Spurs boss revealed the kind of torment Dier, 26, has been enduring in a difficult campaign which saw him frozen out by old boss Mauricio Pochettino.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursMourinho said: “You ask me if Eric is in the right frame of mind to play — of course.“The only thing that matters is first of all, nothing really big happened.“And secondly he played so, so well in the last two matches that of course he is going to play.” After Mourinho arrived at the club in November he saw a shattered Dier.He added: “I found a player not playing. I found a sad player, a player without confidence, and then I was trying to give him that confidence back.“I immediately played him in a position I thought was his natural position, it was the one he was playing under Mauricio in previous years and with the national team.“I was always happy with his personality, with his team concept. He is really a team player. He was always giving me the idea that his best feeling would be as a centre-back and my answer was I think maybe this is something to start next pre-season.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kids3“Circumstances meant I decided to play him against Wolves in a back three. He played so, so well.“Then I decided to go with a back four. He was so good again, so now we have the feeling that maybe it’s his best position.“He loves to play there. You can see leadership and confidence.”Tottenham fan’s extraordinary eyewitness account of Eric Dier row in stands says ‘he lost plot, he was like Incredible Hulk’last_img read more

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Arsenal legend Steve Morrow wanted by Tottenham to become new academy boss

first_imgTOTTENHAM are considering former Arsenal icon Steve Morrow for their vacant head of academy coaching position, according to reports.Spurs are on the hunt for a new academy chief following John McDermott’s departure after 15 years in the role last month.3 Steve Morrow (right), could be set to swap Arsenal for SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorThe 51-year-old left N17 to return to the FA, saying: “The chance to work at the FA again is one I couldn’t turn down, particularly in this role.”After 15 years at Tottenham Hotspur, where I’ve built incredible relationships with the players and the staff, it is a wrench to leave so many really good people but this is a brilliant opportunity.”And according the the Mirror, McDermott’s replacement could come come from close to home.Morrow, who played for Arsenal for nine years, was an academy coach with the Gunners until November last year.The Northern Irishman, 51, was “highly regarded” at the Emirates – but surprisingly departed following head of recruitment Sven Mislintat’s exit earlier this season.Many home-grown stars have begun to shine in the Gunners’ first-team of late, having benefited from the tutelage of Morrow.Bukayo Saka has impressed in particular, while Reiss Nelson, Joe Willock and Eddie Nketiah have all played their parts.Arsenal also received around £50million for academy products in the summer, following Alex Iwobi and Krystian Bielik’s moves to Everton and Derby County respectively.3 Morrow scored the winner in the Gunners’ 1993 League Cup triumphCredit: PA:Press AssociationMorrow famously scored the winner in Arsenal’s 1993 League Cup triumph, helping George Graham’s side to victory before suffering a bizarre injury.Amid the celebrations Tony Adams attempted to pick Morrow up and parade him on his shoulders.But the former Gunners skipper botched the celebration, instead dropping his team-mate onto the Wembley turf.Morrow was rushed to hospital with a broken arm – and didn’t end up receiving his winners’ medal until prior to the FA Cup final later that season.3 The Northern Irishman broke his arm after being dropped by Tony AdamsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdMOST 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 himShould he be appointed, Morrow will have a big job on his hands at Spurs – with the Lilywhites set to be reliant on youth once again.Under McDermott, the likes of Harry Kane, Harry Winks, Nabil Bentaleb, Andros Townsend, Danny Rose and Ryan Mason came through and went on to flourish under Mauricio Pochettino.And with the coronavirus pandemic set to stretch every team’s budgets, relying on academy players stepping up will be crucial – with Japhet Tanganga, Troy Parrott and Malachi Fagan-Walcott having debuted this season.José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdownlast_img read more

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Crusaders not hot on Fiji

first_imgPhoto by: GETTY IMAGES (Caption: Sam Whitelock led the Crusaders to their first Super Rugby title since 2008, when they beat the Lions 25-17 in Johannesburg) Exactly where the Super Rugby champions will play their matches in 2018 has yet to be made public, although chief executive Hamish Riach has already declared the competition schedule, released by Sanzaar last week, isn’t conducive to his club transferring a fixture to the Fijian capital of Suva.When the Chiefs transferred their “home” games against the Crusaders to Suva for the last two years, they did so in the knowledge that the Fijian government would invest around $1.6 million.Both teams were paid a fee, with the Chiefs, having taken the game away from Hamilton, getting a bigger slice which was understood to be worth more than what they would earn from playing in front of a sold-out FMG Stadium.The Chiefs have confirmed they won’t return to Suva.  Riach doesn’t seem keen on the concept, either.”We don’t think there is an opportunity for us in 2018,” Riach said. “The way the draw is, the opportunity to do something like that is very limited – so not likely.”And remember that taking the game away requires the promoters to give us that opportunity as well. It is not something we are completely in the driver’s seat for.”With the competition format reduced to 15 teams following the dumping of the Force, Cheetahs and Kings, each team will play 16 matches split on a home and away basis. The vagaries of the draw mean the Crusaders will not play the Reds or the Sharks.Given coach Scott Robertson is likely to have around 12 All Blacks in his squad, possibly more, travelling to Fiji may not appeal for those facing a busy travel schedule for test matches later in the season.This scenario was played out in 2015 when star five-eighth Dan Carter said he disagreed with Crusaders’ board’s plan to shift a game against the Hurricanes to Suva. In the end it was played in Nelson.None of the New Zealand teams have revealed what venues they will use in 2018. Riach said this was because they wanted Sanzaar to release the draw as soon as possible, given there has already been a delay due to the saga involving the removal of the Force. All teams are in the process of booking venues.”We felt it was much better for the public to see the draw, rather than wait for a further period of time.”Robertson said he has already signed “90 per cent” of his squad for next year. He is aiming to add depth with a third first five-eighth, a third openside flanker and a utility back capable of covering No 10, 12 and 15.The Crusaders’ charge to their first title win since 2008 should also add some zing to the balance sheet. Riach didn’t talk numbers, but given his organisation was awarded around $137,000 appearance fee by the Lions, as required under Sanzaar rules, for playing the final in Johannesburg the digits in black ink should be reasonable.There was no winner’s cheque following the final in Jo’burg.”We have had a pretty solid year, absolutely helped by going deep into the competition,” Riach said. “But not by winning the title per se. That is what the rules are, I have long since given up worrying about that.”last_img read more

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Mioks chairman Kepson initiates sponsorship for players

first_imgMioks Chairman Philip Kepson in a message to the public says the initiative to involve sponsors is something new and aims to boost teams taking part.“We have the following minor sponsorships for any individual or group to take up for this weekends minor semi final match between our own team Enga Mioks and Mt Hagen Eagles.Each sponsored player will be paid full if they (the team) win. However, if they lose they will be paid only half the amount of the sponsorship. Kepson said there are eight different categories which  individuals or groups can sponsor; They are: Man of the match; 2. First Try Scorer; 3. Best Back; 4. Best Forward; 5. Best Attacker; 6. Crowd favourite; 7. Most thinking players of the match; 8.  From jumpers numbers 1-18.Any person/group can sponsor any of the jersey/players with any amount. As soon as the message was relayed to the public, Enga’s Provincial Police Commander Superintendent George Kakas took our the man of the match sponsor with K400. This was followed by Sam Lokaly who has committed K200 to the player who scores the first try of the game. Deputy Provincial Administrator Tsandis Tsaka who entered as a private citizen has also chipped in K100 for the ‘Best Defender’ overall in the match. However, owner of Pinzand Trading Ltd is late this afternoon made a commitment of K500 each for both the Mioks Trainer and the Coach for the win and 50% of that if the boys don’t win. Chairman Kepson thanks the individuals and  and one business group for supporting the initiative saying it was good for the team and for the game overall. He added however there were a few more positions needing sponsors, but I am sure they will be filled shortly.” The match  between the Enga Mioks and the Mt Hagen Eagles will be played in Lae. Picture: Enga Mioks in a match against Agmark Gurias in one of their Digicel Cup competitionlast_img read more

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Barcelona-Granada | Life goes on

first_imgChangesYangel Herrera (55 ‘, Azeez), Doors (64 ‘, Vadillo), Ricard Puig (70 ‘, Rakitic), Martinez (71 ‘, Brice), Carles Perez (78 ‘, Ansu Fati), Arthur Melo (82 ‘, Vidal) Follow life the same at Camp Nou, with Barça pending Messi to liquidate the matches, although they are, as was the case this Sunday, with the novelty of a new coach and against a Granada in numerical inferiority in the last 20 minutes. The Argentine sealed the 1-0 win in the last leg of a game so bland (or more) than those who have taken Barça here. Setién has a lot of work to do and to the hobby I culminate, to get the idea that things do not change overnight.The first alignment of Setién was a jug of cold water for all those who anticipated before Granada the third arrival of Cruyff at Camp Nou. Instead, it was rather a signature to the declaration of the principles enunciated by the prophet Toshack, who was the one who said that “in the end they play the same as always.”With Umtiti in the defense and a midfield in which Rakitic and Arturo Vidal were the fliers of Busquets, Barça began its new era by clinging to the usual: Leo Messi. Only the interventions of the Argentine interrupted the eternal possessions of a Barcelona that, although on the way out, showed some renewed momentum, soon left the usual seams on the air.At eight minutes, Granada already caught clueless to the defense of Barça in the kick of a foul that caused the only dangerous approach of the Andalusians in the first half. Liverpool’s evils are still there, the same cannot be said of Valverde.Diego Martínez’s recipe was satisfactory to stop the starting Barça: many fouls, most of them committed by a Gonalons that earned a yellow card or by repetition, which short-circuited a recurring Barça that only created danger in direct free launched by Messi, in plays in which Messi enabled Ansu Fati or in which Messi combined with Jordi Alba. That is to say, Everything remained the same, but with more possession. And if something was missing, Arturo Vidal was the only one at the height of the challenge, huge in the deployment and the most clairvoyant in the filtering of passes. Yes, we must not lose sight of the fact that the rival was Granada. A team that was dominated from end to end, but without feeling subjected or overwhelmed at any time. The new coach said in the previous one that he did not want an “over-excited” club. It was not, but between that and keep sleeping the respectable there is still a difference. The stand, enthusiastic at the beginning and frozen afterwards, only reacted when Riqui Puig left the bench to warm up. Lampedusian change risked opting for a hint of cruyffism. The game, like a great game of chess, was on its way to being resolved with the latest moves.But it was Granada that first moved the bench and came up with a shot to the stick of Eteki that left the Camp Nou frozen. The stands defrosted when 20 minutes from the end Germán saw the red for the second yellow that coincided with the entry of Riqui Puig by Rakitic. Five minutes later, the decisive moment came after a recovery of the youth player who, without looking at Arturo Vidal, gave Messi to solve the problem he was getting into. a club where life, for now, remains the same despite the change of coach.center_img CardsReferee: Valentín Pizarro GómezVAR Referee: Antonio Miguel Mateu LahozMachís (11 ‘, Yellow) German (58 ‘, Yellow) German (68 ‘, Red) Carlos Fernandez (71 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

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Tasks we should do once a year (but nobody takes seriously)

first_imgRegulate the boiler. Image: iStock In our life we ​​usually have a defined daily routine. Small things may change, how to go shopping or meet a friend or relative, but usually there are things that every day that happens we do mechanically.This homogeneous lifestyle makes us not aware of the passage of time on many occasions. We focus on what we do daily and move from one station to another quickly forgetting to do tasks that at least we would have to do once a year. We focus on the daily and forget annual tasksFrom draining the heater to cleaning the digital lifecenter_img Drain the water heaterDraining the house heater on an annual basis helps to eliminate possible residues or minerals that have accumulated over time and that can affect the time the heater breaks down much earlier.Go to the doctorIt is not necessary to be bad to have a checkup and know how our health is. It is also advisable that if they have pets they have an annual check to know their medical needs have varied.Clean your beauty arsenalBeauty items also have an expiration date and their effects and features rarely work more than a year. Nail polishes dry, cosmetic products lose their effects and sun creams do not cover the sun from one year to the next. You have to keep the bag neat and free of products that no longer work.Check wheelsWheel alignment and its own condition are things that greatly affect a vehicle and should be checked at least once a year. Its good condition makes a vehicle safer and drives much better. In addition, it causes other elements to be affected and thus save money from possible repairs.Clean the digital lifeIt is important to keep the computer and everything it has inside, as well as everything in social networks. The terms and conditions usually change and that is why we must be attentive to the privacy and security settings that we have in our accounts.last_img read more

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