McNeese’s Jurakova Named Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – McNeese’s Sarah Jurakova is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by In a dominant 4-0 week, the senior from Trnava, Slovakia, did not give up a single set. In Friday’s match against Missouri State, Jurakova secured the fourth team point and a victory for McNeese with a 6-0, 6-2 defeat of Anelissa Torrico at No. 2 singles. This came after she and Hannah Brett teamed up at the top slot in doubles to rout Alye Darter and Ellie Burger 6-4. In conference action at Central Arkansas, the duo won the top line with the same score. Jurakova then helped McNeese clinch a tournament berth with a 6-1, 6-1 win over the Sugar Bears’ Chunan Xiang. McNeese (12-2, 7-1 SLC) extended its win streak to six matches with a 2-0 week on the road. The Cowgirls opened the weekend Friday with a non-conference dual against Missouri State in Conway where they gave up just the top flight singles match to take the 6-1 win. They turned around the next day to edge Central Arkansas (10-5, 3-3 SLC) 4-3 to move into a first-place tie with Northwestern State (13-6, 7-1 SLC) in the Southland standings and clinch a return to the Southland Conference Tournament. Honorable Mention: Nini Memishishi, Abilene Christian; Hortense Boscher, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Fabienne Gettwart, Sam Houston State; Lingfeng Gu, Nicholls. The weekly honor is McNeese’s second consecutive after Phonexay Chitdara earned the award a week ago. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Sarah Jurakova, McNeese – Sr. – Trnava, Slovakia 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

Lamar’s Hoy, McNeese’s Burton and Raborn Nab Player of the Week Honors

first_imgHonorable Mention: Derick Roberson, Sam Houston State; Daniel Crosley, Lamar; Laryon James, Nicholls; Chris Terrell, Central ArkansasSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese – Sr. – Kicker – Lafayette, La.Raborn capped the weekend by kicking the game-winning field goal from 24-yards out to give McNeese a 23-21 lead over UCA with 7:27 to play in the fourth quarter. The senior scored 11 of the Cowboys’ 23 points on the night, going 3-for-3 in field goals and 2-2 in PATs. He also booted field goals of 34 and 33 yards, both coming in the first half.Honorable Mention: Dedrick Garner, Lamar; Lorran Fonseca, Nicholls; Storm Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin 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. Honorable Mention: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Kaleb Fletcher, Northwestern State; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist; Dee Bowens, Sam Houston StateDefensive Player of the Week: Colby Burton, McNeese – Jr. – Defensive Back – League City, TexasBurton intercepted two passes on the night helping lead McNeese to a 23-21 win over No. 13 UCA and vaulting the Cowboys back to the top of the conference standings. Both interceptions occurred in the first half. His second pick came in the Cowboys’ end zone, with less than a minute to play in the second quarter. His final interception came after UCA recovered a muffed punt at the McNeese 9-yard line. Burton is the second Cowboy player this season to pick off two passes in a single game.center_img FRISCO, Texas – Lamar University’s Jordan Hoy has been named the Southland Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week, while McNeese’s Colby Burton secured Defensive Player of the Week honors. Burton’s fellow Cowboy teammate, Gunnar Raborn has been dubbed the Special Teams Player of the Week. The league made the announcement Monday morning. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hoy’s accolade marks the first Offensive Player of the Week honor for Lamar in the 2018 season. Burton’s defensive award stands as the fourth of the year for McNeese, while Raborn is being recognized as the second Special Teams award winner of the season for the Cowboys.After blanking Stephen F. Austin in the opening two quarters, Hoy led the Cardinals (4-4, 3-3 SLC) to an impressive 24-17 road victory over the Lumberjacks. The junior quarterback’s performance registered the third consecutive win for the Lamar program. Burton and Raborn’s strong outings helped move McNeese (6-2, 5-1 SLC) to the top position among Southland Conference standings. The duo combined to lift the Cowboys to a 23-21 victory over Central Arkansas Saturday evening.Offensive Player of the Week: Jordan Hoy, Lamar– Jr. – Quarterback – Rockwall, TexasHoy recorded the seventh-best rushing game in program history for Lamar and the best performance by an LU quarterback in program history with 225 yards in his first career start. The Rockwall, Texas native averaged more than 10 yards per carry, while completing 11 of 16 passes for 72 yards and a .688 completion percentage.last_img read more


first_imgLONGSHOT MONGOLIAN GROOM RALLIES AT FENCE TO TAKE $57,000 SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER FRANCO; TRAINED BY GANBAT, HE GETS FLAT MILE IN 1:36.98ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 1, 2019)–With heavily favored Solomini failing to deliver the final sixteenth of a mile, longshot Mongolian Groom took full advantage, as he stormed up the rail to post a 1 ¼ length win under Geovanni Franco.  Trained by Enebish Ganbat and owned by his Mongolian Stable, Mongolian Groom got a flat mile on a main track listed as good in 1:36.98.Breaking from the rail, Mongolian Groom tracked dueling leaders Beaumarchais and Solomini while a close fifth turning up the backside.  Turning for home, he took advantage of a narrow opening on the fence and went on to victory as Solomini tired to finish a disappointing third.Off at 13-1 in a field of six older horses, Mongolian Groom paid $28.80, $13.40 and $3.40.“It set up pretty good for us,” said Franco.  “We had the best post and he was going well the whole way.  When he saw that hole at the rail, he attacked.”Winless since breaking his maiden at a mile on turf five starts back on June 15, 2018, Mongolian Groom, a 4-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Hightail, out of the Dynaformer mare Bourbonesque, now has two wins from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $34,200, he now has earnings of $80,590.Hustled from the opening bell by Martin Pedroza, Beaumarchais out-gamed the favorite when it counted, finishing second by a half length.  Off at 16-1, Beaumarchais paid $17.80 and $3.80.Trained by Bob Baffert and ridden by Flavien Prat, Solomini, who possesses an enviable bankroll of $764,345, despite having won just one race from nine starts coming into Friday, simply could not sustain his run and had to settle for third money, finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Super Duper Cooper.Off as the 1-5 choice, he paid $2.10 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.15, 48.02, 1:12.20 and 1:24.55.Racing resumes tomorrow with first post time for a 10-race card at 12 noon.last_img read more

Split second win to PNG Va’a women

first_imgIt was history in the making as PNG has not even won a gold medal in any Pacific Games Va’a event.The women clocked 2min:26sec:61 while Tahiti clocked 2:26:70.Fiji won bronze in a time of 2:42:51. PNG women’s coach Jonathan Kassman praised the ladies and dedicated the win to them. “For 18 solid months the ladies have been practising and sacrificing their time and the win is absolutely something worth it.”He thanked the ladies and most of all the Lord who gave them the courage and strength to win.last_img read more

Wallabies eye off Wales in World Cup warm-up

first_imgA quarter-final berth will almost certainly be on the line when Australia face Wales at Twickenham on October 10 in the last round of games in Pool A.If the two sides avoid a slip-up against Fiji or Uruguay, and with hosts England expected to top the group, their battle at Twickenham will decide which of the two proud rugby nations will be packing their bags before the knockout phase.The Wallabies have beaten Wales in their last 10 meetings since 2009, however all but one victory has been by nine points or less.Cheika and his staff will no doubt be eager to run their eyes over the Welsh side who take on Ireland at Aviva Stadium in Dublin.Powerful winger George North returns for Wales after a season punctuated by concussions.North takes his place in a strong starting line-up, joining fellow British and Irish Lions Test players like Leigh Halfpenny, Jamie Roberts, Gethin Jenkins, Alun-Wyn Jones, Dan Lydiate and Taulupe Faletau for the final game before coach Warren Gatland announces a 31-man World Cup squad on Monday.And Gatland, who underlined that player welfare will always be paramount, believes there is a lot more to come from North, who has already scored 22 tries in Wales colours.He only has Shane Williams, Gareth Thomas and Ieuan Evans above him on Wales’ all-time Test try list.”He burst on to the scene and was fantastic, but we have to keep putting pressure on to him,” Gatland added.”I think there is still a lot of improvement in him. I think he has the ability to get a lot better than he is at the moment.”He probably hasn’t played as well as we would have liked over the past 12 months. He is aware of that, but we’ve been working hard on his game.”I can remember seeing him as an 18-year-old playing for the Scarlets. I said: ‘look, we have to cap him as soon as possible – there is a freakish talent there’.”I don’t think we’ve seen the full extent of the potential he has as a player. And we still haven’t ruled out in the future that he could be an outstanding centre as well. North, who will win his 50th cap, has not played since being knocked unconscious during his club Northampton’s Premiership clash with Wasps on March 27.The 23-year-old suffered three concussions last season, which inevitably raised questions about his long-term career prospects.”You are concerned about all your players,” Gatland said.”All I can say is that he’s followed all the medical protocols and done everything, and we were very conservative in the way we approached it. We made sure his welfare was paramount.”last_img read more

Digicel Play equipped for live broadcast of Hunters home game this weekend

first_imgDigicel Play CEO Nico Myer said Hunters fans watching the game from their homes can expect high quality television coverage on TVWAN Sports HD.“Our key focus is to ensure viewers enjoy their rugby league on High Definition TV,” he said.“We are continuously making improvements in our broadcasting capabilities to guarantee quality and reliable television coverage across the country.“Digicel Play is committed to new technology that will make this service more accessible and affordable for our subscribers.”Digicel has been committed to investing telecommunications infrastructure in PNG for many years and viewers can experience these benefits through live television broadcasting.“Digicel Play boxes are subsidised and the satellite dishes are smaller, more affordable, making valuable television viewing experience,” Myer said.The newly-built National Football Stadium has been constructed to cater to those who watch the games live and at home.The stadium has two large screens that will show the action from the field as the game is played. These screens will also show the replays, the players and the spectators.“The match will be broadcasted live at 6.30pm and will be supported by strong social media activity to provide the latest news, updates and information about the players,” said Myer.Viewers can watch a replay of the game on Sunday at 2.30pm on TV WAN Sports HD.Digicel Play Boxes are available at participating electronic stores. Packages containing a Digicel Play Box, TV aerial and cables are available for K69.For more information, visit: picture of Hunters in training this week.last_img read more

Men’s basketball heads into game 4

first_imgThe defending champions KSS Flames, while still at the top of the ladder, are looking forward for a smooth victory this weekend as they play chariots this weekend.After thrashing the Jokers in the last game with triple digits 129-79, the Flames still look confident for this year’s title.Moni Plus Tamaraws, on the other hand, are making game count despite losing to Flames in Round 1. For this weekend, they will face a strong Exodus side after Exodus pulled off a strong win in Game 3 against the Chariots.With teams shaping up in the last week off, they are preparing for a devastating game 4 for this weekend, with all games to be played on Sunday.This weekend’s draw will see Exodus playing Tamaraws in the opening match while Jokers are ready for the Saints and Chariots will face Flames.last_img read more

Arsenal and Tottenham ‘fight’ over a Getafe player

first_imgHowever, he still has three more years left on his contract in the Azulón team and his president has already referred to the termination clause of 35 million last summer when the whole gunner asked for him. There was no agreement because the English did not want to exceed 25 or 30 million, but now the situation seems to have changed.With the arrival of Mikel Arteta, the club could make an extra effort, according to Daily Mail, and pay its clause to reinforce a defense that has not been level with Unai Emery on the bench. The problem is that he would not be the only one willing to do so, since Tottenham, which has begun to incorporate players with Jose Mourinho and that also includes going for the 28-year defense. In any case, it seems difficult for Getafe to lower the price, so we will have to wait to see if the equipment London They are definitely launched for Djené. two Djené Dakonam has appeared in the eleven of the year of the Santander League in the last two seasons and although he does not play in any leading team in Spain, the central Getafe is a player that interests all of Europe. In England, of course, he does not lack suitors, since they have been interested in him up to five teams: Arsenal, Tottenham, Everton, Bournemouth Y Crystal palace.last_img read more

Wenger enjoys the City sanction: “They took my players, they didn’t respect the rules”

first_imgArsene Wenger spoke at the gala of the Laureus Awards on the penalty imposed by the UEFA to the Manchester City without disputing two editions of the Champions League after not respecting the rules of Fair Play Financial: “I have always advocated respecting the rules and forcing clubs to work according to the real income they have. The rules are what they are and must be respected. Anyone who does not respect and is caught trying to avoid the rules through more or less legal structures, should be punished. “ The technician of the Arsenal saw during the last decade how the City snatched some of its best players, among which were Emmanuel Adebayor, Bacary Sagna, Gaël Clichy, Kolo Toure or Samir Nasri: “They bought all my players. The sport is trying to make the rules respected. If there is no respect for them, it is not a real sport. When you participate in a competition like the Champions League, you know you are there because you have followed the rules. “On the other hand, the French coach explained that in today’s football the rich club gets richer and said that because of this, it is easier every year to predict which teams will play the tournament and which teams are more likely to win title: “The rankings are almost always conditioned by the amount of money the clubs have. Historically it has almost always been that way, but this trend has been strengthening compared to what happened 20 or 30 years ago because there is more interest in larger clubs. Everyone wants to see the best teams and the best teams have become richer. The difference with respect to smaller teams has grown. This model has settled and we can all say more or less what will happen in each championship. “ Premier League* Data updated as of February 18, 2020last_img read more

Ramonzinho, a young promise in Brazil, dies

first_imgThe Brazilian attacker Ramon Cunha de Mello, better known as Ramonzinho and who militated in the quarries of Corinthians Y Botafogo, died at 21 years of severe kidney failure as a result of a nephrotic syndrome, confirmed Thursday sports sources. The young promise He started his sports career with just eight years old at the Nova Iguaçu club in Rio de Janeiro, where it remained for a decade, until 2017.“It is with immense sadness and regret that we report the death of the player Ramonzinho, 21, a victim of complications after suffering a nephrotic syndrome“Nova Iguaçu said in a statement. Ramonzinho then went through the lower categories of Corinthians (2017 and 2018) and Botafogo (2018 and 2019), who also regretted his death in separate statements. The skillful attacker fhe was one of the most outstanding players in the 2018 Sao Paulo Cup, a very often under-20 soccer tournament by analysts of powerful European clubs, after scoring three goals in that year’s edition. “Corinthians lends its solidarity to the player’s family and friends at this difficult time“The São Paulo club indicated in a note. For their part, Botafogo and Nova Iguaçu decreed mourning over the next few days for the tragic end of the attacker.last_img read more