Football Viewers’ Guide: FCS Quarterfinal

first_imgKennesaw State at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 7:30 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 790Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playDustin Fox, analyst FRISCO, Texas – Only eight teams remain in the NCAA FCS tournament, with Sam Houston State the lone representative from the Southland Conference still in the title hunt. The Bearkats host the Kennesaw State Owls Saturday. Coverage will be available on ESPN3 and ESPN College Extra.last_img read more

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ESPN3 Preview Show Caps Southland Social Media Day

first_imgHOUSTON — ESPN3 will stream the 2018-19 Southland basketball preview show Wednesday at 6 p.m. CDT, capping Southland Basketball Social Media Day at the Toyota Center. All 26 women’s and men’s head coaches are scheduled to attend, with the event running from 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. CDT. Both the men and women begin their seasons on Nov. 6, while conference action first tips on Dec. 28. Basketball Media Event LineupWednesday, Oct. 10 – Toyota Center, Houston(All times Central) In addition to the initial Oct. 10 airing at 6 p.m. on ESPN3., archived video of each coach’s comments and select quotes from each attendee will be available after the conclusion of the event. Fans are encouraged to follow conference and team social media platforms throughout the day. Activities include: Media availability for each coach, including time for one-on-one interviews. ESPN broadcasters Carley McCord and Lincoln Rose sitting down for Q&As with each coach in the Houston Rockets’ visitors’ locker room. The ESPN3 preview show, available via ESPN.com/watch and ESPN apps, will be archived immediately following its initial airing. All 26 coaches participating in social media activities, which fans can follow on the @SouthlandSports Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. They’ll take part in a friendly shooting competition, which Emily Honeycutt will host on the conference’s Instagram Story. Each team’s account will also provide an in-depth look at their coaches’ participation. Deputy Commissioner John Williams, former men’s basketball head coach at Purdue Fort Wayne, will visit with each coach for segments that will run throughout the preseason on the Southland YouTube channel.The day will begin with comments from Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett, now in his second year as a member of the NCAA Division I Men’s Basketball Committee. Results of the predicted order of finish polling for the conference will be unveiled at 9 a.m. 9:00 – Opening remarks – Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett9:15 – Stephen F. Austin9:40 – Abilene Christian10:05 – Northwestern State10:30 – Southeastern Louisiana10:55 – Nicholls11:20 – New Orleans11:45 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi12:10 – Central Arkansas12:35 – Houston Baptist1:00 – Sam Houston State1:25 – Lamar1:50 – McNeese            2:15 – Incarnate WordMedia are encouraged to attend the event in person, which will include participation from all 26 Southland head basketball coaches — 13 women’s and 13 men’s. Attendees should enter the Toyota Center at the Administrative entrance near the intersection of Clay Street and La Branch Street. No RSVP is necessary for media.last_img read more

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NSU’s Eppler, Nicholls’ Laiche, LU’s Giffen Garner Southland Weekly Honors

first_imgEppler picks up his first Offensive Player of the Week recognition after completing 26 passes for 306 yards and two touchdowns in a 31-28 upset of first-place Sam Houston State. It marked his fifth 300-yard passing performance and, with his first career rushing touchdown, his sixth game this season with three total touchdowns. Winners of three of their last four, the Demons (3-8, 3-5 SLC) close the season against Stephen F. Austin at 6 p.m. CT Thursday. Eppler walked off the field of the penultimate game of his Demon career as the program leader in single-season total offense (3,309) and the first 3,000 yard passer in school history (3,254), upping his tally of game, season or career records to 14. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Shelton Eppler, Nicholls’ Sully Laiche and Lamar’s Bailey Giffen are the Southland Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Over his last four games, Laiche has 29 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, seven sacks and a pair of forced fumbles. With 35.5 career sacks, he is the active FCS leader and ranks fourth in Southland Conference history. After practicing just one day last week while battling the flu, Laiche channeled his inner Michael Jordan and put up one of his finest performances with a pair of sacks, four tackles for loss and a forced fumble in a 34-20 victory over McNeese. The Colonels (7-4, 6-2 SLC) limited the Cowboys to just 34 yards on the ground and 236 yards of total offense. With the conference’s automatic bid on the line, Nicholls and Southeastern Louisiana square off at 6 p.m. Thursday. A junior kicker, Giffen is the Special Teams Player of the Week after accounting for 14 points in a 31-26 loss to Houston Baptist on Saturday. Two of his four made field goals were from 50+ yards and he converted both of his extra-point attempts. The Cardinals (4-7, 2-6 SLC) close out the regular season with the 38th edition of the Battle of the Border game against McNeese at 3 p.m. Saturday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Bailey Giffen, Lamar – Jr. – Kicker – Bryan, TexasGiffen got Lamar on the board with a 51-yard boot through the uprights and made it a one-score game just before halftime with a career-long 53-yarder. He matched the conference-high for field goals made (four) and his 53-yard conversion was just one-yard shy of HBU kicker Gino Garcia’s 54-yard kick back in September. Honorable Mention: Shemar Bartholomew, Northwestern State; T.J. Campbell, Central Arkansas; Daniel Crosley, Lamar; Tre’ Spann, Southeastern Louisiana. Offensive Player of the Week: Shelton Eppler, Northwestern State – Sr. – Quarterback – Navasota, TexasTrailing 28-24 in the third quarter against the Bearkats, Eppler punched it in from five-yards out for the game-winning score and his first career rushing touchdown. Through the air, he posted his fifth 300-yard game of the season, connecting with Kendrick Price for a 67-yard scoring strike and Quan Shorts on a one-yard touchdown. Honorable Mention: Dai’Jean Dixon, Nicholls; Jerreth Sterns, Houston Baptist; Chason Virgil, Southeastern Louisiana; Donovan Williams, Sam Houston 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 25 percent of ballots. Defensive Player of the Week: Sully Laiche, Nicholls – Sr. – Defensive Lineman – Gramercy, La.Laiche made his presence known early, recording his first tackle for loss on McNeese’s second play from scrimmage with a stop of running back Justin Pratt in the backfield. By halftime, he had tallied the first of two sacks and three tackles for loss. Laiche’s second sack came on the Cowboys’ final series of the game as his strip sack set up fourth-and-14. Honorable Mention: Gavin Lasseigne, Nicholls; Matt McRobert, Sam Houston State; Hayden Ray, Central Arkansas.last_img read more

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PASADENA STAKES QUOTES-SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESUMBERTO RISPOLI, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “I watched film of this horse before I rode him the last time (a second place finish in the Eddie Logan Stakes Dec. 29).  You could see that if you put him in the race early, he will pull quite a bit.  We decided he needs to be taken off the pace and it’s best for him. Today, I was one hundred percent sure there was enough speed in the race, so Jeff said, ‘Okay, take him back.’  We were able to save ground and coming around the last turn, a gap was open, so why go around?”   TRAINER QUOTESJEFF MULLINS, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “Umberto’s done a great job with him.  He’s a very studious guy and he’s a strong finisher. He’s been able to take him back, drop the reins and gets him to relax very well.  He showed a nice turn of foot today and he’s looking like he’s going to be a really nice horse.“(Hariboux) is just an honest hard trying little horse and he gives it to you every time.”MARK COHEN, RED BARON’S BARN, HARIBOUX, WINNER: “It looked like we were three to five around the far turn and luckily he got the job done.”NOTES: The winning owners are Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC.last_img read more

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‘Mind games’ not fooling Wallabies

first_imgBarrett’s starting spot has come into question, with calls for Crusaders star Richie Mo’unga to be handed the All Blacks No.10 jumper after guiding his side to back-to-back Super Rugby titles.But Foley is having none of it, believing it’s crazy to suggest New Zealand’s 2016 and 2017 world player of the year won’t be calling the shots once again.”I can’t see why there’d be any different. He’s been a stalwart there for a few years,” he said.”He’s world player of the year at the moment, isn’t he? I think it’s more internal mind games.”We saw it a couple of years ago in 2015 when we had the same discussion with Dan Carter and Beauden Barrett and I think Dan Carter won player of the year that year.”Assuming coach Steve Hansen sticks with Barrett when he reveals his team on Thursday morning, Foley says the electric playmaker must be shut down early or the Wallabies face a third straight first-half massacre at ANZ Stadium.Barrett was unstoppable in the first 40 minutes in the series openers in 2016 and 2017, setting up tries at will or scoring himself to engineer All Black halftime leads of 32-3 and 40-6 respectively.”He’s a great option taker but his speed is an extra dimension that probably allows him to get out of trouble or to chance his hand a bit because he knows he can rely on his pace,” Foley said.”The other thing too, he’s got so much assuredness around him. (Inside centre) Ryan Crotty is such a stalwart and probably a calming effect on that backline, as well as Aaron Smith, who shoulders a lot of the direction and the communicating in that side.”Foley said the Wallabies would pay the price again if they gave Barrett any time or space.”He always has that attacking mindset. I don’t think you could say he’s a conservative 10,” he said.”He’s one who will chance his hand and someone you have to try and shut down earlier because you’re probably going to struggle later.”last_img read more

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Health Department hands over medical equipment for Games

first_imgMore than 298 pieces of medical equipment was procured through the department to support the Games.National Health Secretary Mr Pasco Kase in handing over the equipment said, “We are very happy to support the Games with these medical equipment’s so that the Games medical teams can take care of the health and wellbeing of our sporting participants as they compete in our country”.The equipment includes CT scanning machines, physio beds, cardiac monitors, dental chairs, examination beds, wheel chairs and pharmaceutical drugs and will be distributed accordingly to all medical stations at the medical rooms at competition venues as well as the Athletes village.The Athletes Polyclinic at the University of Papua New Guinea (UPNG) will be where most of these medical supplies will be set up.GOC’s Athlete Village Manger Adelbert Gangai in receiving the equipment on behalf of the GOC thanked the National government for its continued support to the Games.“The Games is a very short period of time, but this is a contribution that will go a long way in nurturing a young and healthy generation long after the Games are gone”.The Games Medical Team Chief Medical Officer Professor Nakapi Tefurani said “the Games medical team is now ready to get to work equipped with the best medical equipment at hand. This will ensure that everyone participating and attending the Games will be taken care of.”The GOC has engaged a total of 168 volunteer medical personnel’s from doctors, dentists, HEO, nurses and Medical students to provide medical services during the games.The Games medical services will be delivered in three areas, its first point of referral will be at Medical Venue rooms at each sporting venues as first aid.Referrals deemed as medium cases will be at the Athletes Polyclinic at UPNG and all critical and emergency cases, will be referred to the POM Gen Emergency Area where a separate area has been set aside specially for Games emergencies.All medical equipment and drugs purchased for the Games will be given back to the people of Papua New Guinea as part of the Games legacy.last_img read more

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Fishing titles underway in Manus

first_imgThis is the first time ever for Manus to host the event.A total of 70 anglers in the men’s, women’s and junior men’s and women’s divisions are taking part in nine-day competition.The opening today was held at Naringel village, on Los Negros Island.Town mayor Ruth Mandrakamu and Member for Manus, Ronnie Knight were present to open the fishing titles.The event is being supported by a number of sponsors including Chauka Car Rentals, Kamalah Timbers and the Tapos Lodge and Tours.last_img

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Wera included in 20-man squad to face Wynnum Manly

first_imgHunters coach, Michael Marum said as of Tuesday afternoon, the players (Warren Glare and Ase Boas) put on report during last Saturday’s 22-20 win over the Souths Logan Magpies had not been cited by the Queensland Rugby League judiciary.“I got word that the video arrived late in Brisbane and the review is currently being done,” said Marum.He added a couple of players are nursing injuries and are being closely monitored.This could force changes to the lineup.The round 15 game will kick off at 3pm.The squad is:1. Bland ABAVU2. Justin OLAM3. Noel ZEMING (Captain)4. Thompson Teeth5. Philemon KIMISIVE6 .Ase BOAS7. Watson BOAS8. Henry WAN9. Wartovo PUARA Jnr10. Esau SIUNE11. Ishamel BALKAWA12. Adam KORAVE (Co-Captain)13. Brandy PETERInterchange:14. Warren GLARE15. Atte Bina WABO16. Enoch MAKI17. Tuvi LEPAN18. Nixon BORANA19. Adex WERA20. Benjamin HETRAlast_img read more

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SER Catalunya: Vidal’s complaint, dismissed

first_imgAs reported by the program Què T’hi Jugues of SER Catalunya, the AFE-LaLiga Joint Commission has not accepted the complaint Arturo Vidal made against his club, the Football Club Barcelona. It is considered that there is no default of Barcelona but an interested interpretation of the contract made by the player. Vidal claimed an amount of 2.4 million euros in default for various bonus prizes. EWl Barça he had always been calm about it in relation to the complaint and, finally, The interpretation of its legal services has coincided with that of the AFE-LaLiga Joint Commission. It remains to be seen now the reaction of Arturo vidal, what He said it would be “unfair” if he had stopped charging premiums and that he also said he would speak on his return to Spain. The Chilean is in a situation of certain weakness when a lawsuit has been leaked against the club that pays him, a fact not especially popular. And now it remains to be known if the player will leave for Inter Milan or Valverde’s opinion will prevail, which he wants to continue. The club, paradoxically, thinks very similar to Vidal in this case. Both parties would be satisfied with an exit, but in the middle is Abidal, Valverde and the sports needs of a team that will then be required titles. And Vidal is still an important player in Barça. Exactly, his fourth top scorer among other things. 22last_img read more

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Ángela Sosa: “The Super Cup is a great step for women’s football”

first_imgIt’s been a turbulent season at Atleti, what’s wrong with the team?We must assess what the staff has done in recent years. We were very affected by the change of the first coach. However, I think we are flying and it is important for everything that comes to us now.She is the top scorer of the team …It has cost us the start and, above all, to score goals, which in the end is very important to keep us as in recent years.Has the changing room changed the chip with Dani González?I think that in the last three months we had lost what had characterized us so much in recent seasons, that it was the fight. In the end Dani is going to try to recover this and I think that in a short time he is showing that this feeling has put us back in vein.How do you rate the tie in the Classic?For us it was not positive. It is not easy to come from a bad dynamic and stand up to a club like that, with a new coach.Do they give the League for loss?We do not take anything for lost. Despite not having the best start, we are alive in Super Cup, Cup, Champions and League.From Classic League to Supercup, how do they face it?They are very intense matches. It is a very exciting game. Playing against Barça is always beautiful.What do you think of Barça?He has always had very good players. It is one of the best teams in Europe. And of the Super Cup?It’s a competition that the boys had and we didn’t understand very well why we didn’t have it. So this Spanish Super Cup is a step forward in women’s football.New competitions arrive, but the agreement resists …We try to stay out, but we are a bit outraged. A signature was promised that has not yet arrived and we are waiting. At Atleti we are very fortunate because we have all rights covered, but we must put ourselves in the shoes of other companions. Therefore, we are here to fight and make women’s football professional.What does it mean for you to wear the Atleti shield?For me Atlético is heart. Here I have matured as a person and as a footballer. That is why Atleti is life for me.As described?I am very familiar. Although they call me vinegar in the locker room, I’m quite a clown.How do you see your future?I’m training as a coach and I’ve always had teams in the afternoon. It is something that fills me a lot.Could we be before the future Atleti coach?Yes (laughs). In the future who knows.What dream do you have as a footballer?To be able to make a competition with the shirt of my country and keep winning titles to take this club to the top.Did it hurt a lot not to go to the World Cup?It has not been a pleasant summer, but you have to accept it and support it from home.last_img read more

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