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Lions’ Faulkner, Gaconi Sweep Baseball Player of the Week Honors

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first_imgHitter of the Week – Preston Faulkner, Southeastern Louisiana – Sophomore – Outfielder – Denham Springs, La.Faulkner went 9-for-17 in four contests, stroking five doubles and scoring five runs to go along with three RBIs and a pair of walks. The sophomore’s totals at the plate included at on-base percentage of .579 and an .824 slugging percentage. Faulkner hit .529 in four games to help the Lions (21-19, 12-6 in SLC) secure three victories last week. One of those wins, a 3-1 decision over Nicholls on Friday, included a dominant performance from Gaconi on the mound. The senior allowed four hits en route to his fifth career complete game. Pitcher of the Week – Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana – Senior – Pitcher – Metairie, La.The righthander turned in another sterling performance in Friday’s series opener, tossing his fifth career complete game. Gaconi scattered four hits while fanning a career-high 11 batters. The only run scored by Nicholls was unearned, coming after a fielding error. 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. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana outfielder Preston Faulkner is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and teammate Corey Gaconi is the Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas; Nathan Jones, Northwestern State; Reeves Martin, New Orleans. Honorable Mention: Hilton Brown, Northwestern State; JC Correa, Lamar; Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian. SLU travels to take on intrastate foe Tulane on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. CT, before resuming conference play with a three-game set at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi that begins with a 6 p.m. tilt Friday. His 2.20 ERA is the third-best in the Southland this season. The Metairie, La., native now ranks 10th all-time in innings pitched (267) and is tied for 10th with 38 career starts in Lions’ program history. The recognition is Gaconi’s second this season; he claimed pitcher of the week honors on April 1. The Lions began the week with a 12-3 win over McNeese on Tuesday, before splitting a doubleheader with the Colonels on Friday, and then rolling to an 11-1 win in Saturday’s series finale. The Denham Springs, La., product’s three doubles against McNeese make him the first Lions hitter with three doubles in a single game since February 2014. His five hits in the weekend series came against a Colonels staff that entered the weekend boasting the league’s best staff ERA.last_img read more


CARRESSA TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME & REGISTERS IMPRESSIVE THREE QUARTER LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AS ESPINOZA & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:34.64

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first_imgCARRESSA TRIES TURF FOR THE FIRST TIME & REGISTERS IMPRESSIVE THREE QUARTER LENGTH SCORE IN GRADE III, $100,000 MEGAHERTZ STAKES AS ESPINOZA & SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR MILE WIN IN 1:34.64 ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 20, 2020)–In her first try on turf and first time in graded stakes competition, trainer John Shirreffs’ Carressa relaxed early and responded with an empathic stretch kick en route to a three quarter length score in Monday’s Grade III, $100,000 Megahertz Stakes at Santa Anita.  Ridden by Victor Espinoza, the 4-year-old daughter of Uncle Mo got one mile on turf in 1:34.64.Breaking a bit tardily from the rail in a field of seven older fillies and mares, Carressa was a handful with Espinoza in the run to the first turn.  In what proved a fortuitous decision, Espinoza opted to sit just in behind Brill and Keeper Ofthe Stars into the Club House turn.  As the field straightened for the run to the far turn, Carressa appeared to settle and when she engaged favored Brill turning for home, she made the lead easily and kept Super Patriot and La Sardane at bay late for an impressive win.“We didn’t know if she’d handle the turf, so I had two plans,” said Espinoza, who has now ridden her in her last four starts. “If she broke sharp, I’d go to the lead, but she kind of missed the break, so we sat behind. I wanted to keep her covered up going into the first turn because she was pulling pretty hard.  When we turned up the backstretch, I moved her out and dropped my hands and she relaxed. At that point, I knew she was handling the turf and I really wasn’t worried about anyone else.”An 8 ¼ length one mile allowance winner on dirt at Del Mar Nov. 22, Carressa was off at 4-1 and paid $10.20, $5.00 and $4.00.“I’m really thrilled with her, the way she’s progressed and the way she ran today,” said Shirreffs.  “I thought the most important thing was when Victor was able to control her there going into the first turn. After that, she settled and really ran well.”Owned by West Point Thoroughbreds and Mercedes Stable, Carressa, who is out of the Desert God mare Iplaytricks, has won three out of her last four starts and is now three for six overall, dating back to March 30, 2019. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she increased her earnings to $139,302.Taken in hand early, California-bred Super Patriot had two horses beat a quarter mile and rallied well to just collar La Sardane by a neck for second money. Off at 5-2 with Joel Rosario, Super Patriot paid $3.80 and $2.80.La Sardane, who split horses turning for home under Flavien Prat, was off at 14-1 and paid $7.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.61, 46.83, 1:11.35 and 1:22.98.Live racing resumes at Santa Anita on Friday, with first post time for an eight-race card at 1 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


Son too hot to handle & Ndombele dominates midfield as Spurs thrash Red Star

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first_imgTOTTENHAM recorded their biggest Champions League victory – and it was exactly what they needed.They stuffed Red Star Belgrade 5-0 at White Hart Lane to get their group stage back on track.6 Spurs took Red Star Belgrade apart with goals from Harry Kane, Son Heung-min and Erik LamelaCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHarry Kane opened and closed the scoring with Son Heung-min adding a classy double before the break and Erik Lamela sweeping in on his 200th club appearance.It could maybe have been more but as great as the five on one side of the scoreline was, Mauricio Pochettino will be delighted with the fact that his side did not concede.Here’s how SunSport’s Joshua Jones rated Mauricio Pochettino’s men…Paulo Gazzaniga – 5Enjoyed a very comfortable evening between the sticks with nothing to do all game. That was crucially his first win of the season at the fifth time of asking.Serge Aurier – 7Spent more time pushing on to the Red Star left-back and was able to show his attacking threat. Squared for Lamela to turn in.Davinson Sanchez – 5Completely forgot the centre-backs were playing, it was that easy for Spurs. Ex-Chelsea man Marko Marin and his fellow attackers offered nothing going forward.Jan Vertonghen – 5See above. Just what Pochettino will have been desperate for after keeping just two clean sheets (one of those was followed by a penalty-shootout defeat to Colchester) in 12 games this season.6 This was as eventful as it got for Jan Vertonghen and Paulo Gazzaniga at White Hart LaneCredit: AP:Associated PressBen Davies – 5Like Aurier, given the licence to get forward at every opportunity. A straightforward night for the Welshman who will be desperate to retain his place on Sunday.Tanguy Ndombele – 8Tested the goalkeeper with a curling effort as Spurs looked to extend their lead in the first half. Dominated the midfield and his game was epitomised by his tackle and driving run to set up Son’s second.Moussa Sissoko – 5Given the nod ahead of Harry Winks in the middle and was good enough for the weak challenge he faced. Routine stuff, especially with the excellent Ndombele next to him.Erik Lamela – 8Was a constant threat to the Red Star defence, stretching them throughout. Picked out Son with a brilliant cross for Spurs’ second. Fluffed his chance soon after half-time to get on the scoresheet on his 200th Spurs appearance but made amends minutes later when he swept in.Dele Alli – 5Got his first goal since January on Saturday but still looks off the pace, a second slower in his play than we have been used to over recent seasons. Son could not pick him out when he would have had an open goal.6 Tanguy Ndombele bossed the midfield tonight and set up the third goal after dispossessing Marko MarinCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Dele Alli was largely ineffective again and failed to build on his goal from SaturdayCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLatest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongSon Heung-min – 8Just 24 hours after his Ballon d’Or nomination, he made a lung-busting run from a long way out to get to Lamela’s cross and half-volley into the roof of the net emphatically – it was no less than his performance deserved. Got his second just before half-time, coolly slotting in at the back post. Wanted the hat-trick but understandably brought off ahead of the trip to Anfield.Harry Kane – 7Had a chance just a couple of minutes in but lost his footing in the box. Made up for it with nine minutes gone, though, glancing a fine header in from a corner. Was frustrated a couple of times when he could have been set up but made it 5-0 by passing into the far corner to complete the rout.6 Son brilliantly connected with a half-volley at the back post for his first the slotted home his second before the breakCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd6 Kane wore the armband and led by example with a goal in each halfCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltdlast_img read more


Man Utd chief Woodward one of 700 people to text Mourinho over Spurs news

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first_imgThe new Tottenham boss said: “I think we will get on well. He explained to me the vision for the club and I embraced that.”It was one of the most important reasons I accepted. So when I did that, it’s a very good start.”Meanwhile, Mourinho has been slammed by Lille boss Christophe Galtier for poaching two of his coaching staff after accepting the job in North London.New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he wears the club pyjamas to bed MANCHESTER UNITED chief Ed Woodward was one of 700 people to text Jose Mourinho after he was hired by Tottenham to replace Mauricio Pochettino.Old Trafford executive vice-chairman Woodward sacked the new Tottenham boss, 56, last December amidst a poor run of form.2 Ed Woodward was one of many Man Utd officials to text Mourinho after he took the Spurs jobCredit: AFPAnd Mourinho has said it’s “curious” to see so many United officials showing him “respect” now after the manner of his dismissal.The Special One told Sky Sports: “I received messages from everybody, everywhere [from my former clubs].”Maybe I get the opportunity to apologise for not answering 500 of them that I couldn’t answer. I have 700 but only had time to answer 200.”But it was curious to see, from my last club, so many people showing me that respect, empathy and feeling. It was nice.”All of them were special. The first one was from [United managing director] Richard Arnold.”The third, fourth or fifth was Ed Woodward. And they were my bosses.”Mourinho was considered to have a strong relationship with Woodward during his time in Manchester.Now the Portuguese chief will have the challenge of working with Spurs supremo Daniel Levy – but Mourinho is not concerned.2MORE MAN UTD STORIESLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem planslast_img read more


Fifa block summer transfers for out-of-contract stars and consider third window

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first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE players will be blocked from switching clubs before the delayed end of the season — even if they are out of contract.And Fifa are considering a one-off, third transfer window next term because the summer trading spell will be so short.1 Premier League stars out of contract in July – like Chelsea’s Willian – will be blocked from joining new clubs before the end of the delayed seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsThe likes of Chelsea schemer Willian and Spurs defender Jan Vertonghen will nominally be free agents from July 1.Fifa’s legal director Emilio Garcia Silvero admitted they cannot demand contracts that expire in June be extended.But he revealed they will simply refuse to ratify any attempts to register with another club until the 2019-20 season has been either completed or officially closed.That will avoid players moving for the conclusion of the campaign.Garcia Silvero said: “Fifa cannot extend the contracts beyond June 30 but the transfer windows will not be the same and the players will not be able to be registered.“It means the market will not open on July 1.“And if a loan ends on June 30, the player should return to his club but the window would not be open and the return transfer would not be processed.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH 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 returnPicturedAN 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’The summer transfer window normally runs from July 1 to the start of September, with the other for the month of January.But in the 2020-21 season, a third window is set to be introduced, possibly in October or November.Fifa regulatory director James Kitching added: “This would be dealt with flexibly, as long as the total 16-week transfer  period is not extended.”Premier League to become ‘TV event’ with ‘four matches a day’ behind closed doors at Wembley in June or Julylast_img read more


They advise Premier clubs to sign minors before 31-E

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first_imgThe arrival of Brexit will bring many changes to English football. One of them will affect the hiring of players under 18. So far in the Premier League players of 16 or 17 years could be hired as long as they came from a country belonging to the European Union or at European Economic Area. But with the departure of United Kingdom This would be over.And although it is suspected that a future will come to an agreement so that this continues to be the case, it is expected that English clubs will not be able to sign players until they are 18 years old. That’s why law specialists advise teams to jump for young talent during the last three days of the winter transfer market, as it picks up The telegraph.Jake Cohen, sports lawyer accustomed to working with clubs and Owen jones, a specialist in immigration sports laws, they are clear that it is better to seize the opportunity now than to wait for the FIFA Make an exception with English teams: “There is a lot of confusion. I would advise clubs not to wait for FIFA to give them a chance.”says Cohen. “I understand that this window will be the last chance for clubs to hire 16 and 17 year old players unless something changes in the FIFA regulation terms”explains Jones, lawyer of the firm Sheridans.With Brexit, as of January 31 they will not be guaranteed that in the future they can undertake this kind of signings of minor players, since in article 19 of the FIFA that explains is not included, at least for the moment, an exception with English clubs (they do trust that a change in the regulation is negotiated). This could put the Premier League at a disadvantage with respect to the Santander League, the Flirt 1, the A series wave Bundesliga, who will continue to exercise this practice without impediments, making the British wait for a player to be of legal age to be able to go for him. For now, the Chelsea It has already been done with Bryan FiabemaNorwegian striker Tromso, for 600,000 euros.It should be remembered that some of the great successes of the Premier League in terms of signings have occurred in this age range, as they are for example the cases of Cesc Fàbregas (Arsenal), Héctor Bellerín (Arsenal) or Paul Pogba (Manchester United).last_img read more


Koeman confirms that Barça called him to replace Valverde

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first_imgThe coach of the Netherlands, Ronald Koeman, confirmed in a meeting with the press after the draw of the League of Nations that Last January, representatives of the Blaugrana club contacted him to lead the club and he refused “because I have a commitment to the selection of my country.” Koeman has an escape clause with his selection to sign only for Barcelona, but it must be executed once the Eurocup of Nations finishes this summer. After the Spanish Super Cup played in Arabia, Barcelona representatives, with Éric Abidal and Òscar Grau at the head, went to Doha to try to convince Xavi Hernández, which declined the offer. Before the refusal they went to Koemana to see if they could advance the pre signing agreement, but the Dutch coach refused.We must remember that Abidal, in an interview in Sport denied having offered the position to Xavi Hernández ensuring that it was only a contact. We will have to wait to see what the culé technical secretary says about the offer to Koeman.Koeman was also asked about the role of Frenkie de Jong in Barcelona and stressed that “plays a lot in Barça, but he does it in a different position from the one he played in Ajax or in the National Team “.last_img read more


Unexpected reinforcements

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first_imgMendy was a recommendation from Zidane, a footballer to squeeze a Marcelo who had given symptoms of decline the previous year, but the Frenchman had trouble entering. He only played two of the first five Champions games and two of the first eleven of the League. His defensive firmness was getting him afloat, to the point that the team fits half of goals with him than with Marcelo. He has already played more games than the Brazilian (21 to 18) and also more minutes (1,607 to 1,436). His substitution against Barça missed.A similar future seems to await Mariano, the invisible striker. Throughout the season and until the Classic had played 44 minutes. He lost his dorsal (7) with the arrival of Hazard and ZIdane denied him even the Cup, habitual refuge of the most disadvantaged part of the squad. He had his minute of glory in the Classic and fell into a hobby that looks suspiciously at the coldness of Jovic. The Serbian, with many opportunities (24 games), has not been a solution (two goals).L also arrivesat the time of Militao, who has played noticeably less than expected, but that will have to supply the loss of Sergio Ramos in Manchester. Regular in the Tite calls (played the last two friendlies of Brazil, against Argentina and Korea), He did not debut in Madrid until September 14. He has only played 12 games and since January 18 he has not done so in the League. Yes he was in the disaster but before the Real. At the moment of truth comes with little filming. Definitely, Madrid attends a changing of the guard in the final stretch of the season, which will decide the titles. Four players who had a marginal role at the beginning point to crucial now. Most notable, undoubtedly, Vinicius, whose performance in the Classic has made him a cover footballer.The Brazilian had a difficult start with ZIdane. The arrival of the Frenchman caught him injured and only played the last three league games, two leaving from the bench. At that time the technician had returned to his faithful, to the heroes of the Kiev final. Hazard’s arrival seemed to close the door that Solari had opened in early winter. In fact, this season he did not play a full match until September 14. He has only started in 12 of the 38 games played by Madrid this season, but he played the most important of the last months, against Manchester City and Barcelona, ​​and both with an air of figure. Add four goals, your pending subject, and three assists.last_img read more


New TAD file for the territorial presidents of the FEF

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first_imgThe Administrative Court of Sport issued a resolution last Friday the 13th, as revealed by Iusport and to which AS has had access, in which it reports the actions carried out to publicize its resolutions, as established by its regulatory regulations. He has done so after the insistence of the director of the CENAFE coaching school, Miguel Galán, since he sent half a hundred emails to the CSD asking them to act. The TAD informs that the file to the territorial presidents of the Federation, “started on March 22, 2019, was declared expired by Resolution of the TAD dated July 24, 2019, which was duly communicated to the Higher Sports Council and to those interested , Y said procedure has been reopened by the TAD Agreement of January 31, 2020. “The issue in question is that Galán denounced the Territories for having supported Villar by signing a letter and bypassing the principle of neutrality in the elections.The Administrative Court of Sport has agreed to “send to the Higher Sports Council all the resolutions issued by this Administrative Court of Sport and that they have not been published, duly anonymized, and to the extent that their personal and material means allow, for their subsequent publication by this Body “.last_img read more


Messi and Cristiano are still one step below Zidane

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first_imgWith two of the three great titles, the list of players is already almost endless. Among the defenders, the cases of Sergio Ramos and Cannavaro. The Real Madrid captain has two of the three great titles, the collectives at the national team and club level: the World Cup and the Champions League. But he lacks the Ballon d’Or, a trophy traditionally vetoed by defenders. The exception was Cannavaro, who won it in 2006 thanks to the World Cup in Italy. But the Neapolitan central defender never raised the Champions League.Then there are the players that many think, due to the great memory that their football or their goals left, that they should be (beyond Messi and Cristiano), but that they lack one of the three wound ones. Van Basten, three times Ballon d’Or, like Platini, could never win the World Cup with the Netherlands. Rummenigge, with two Golden Balls and won almost everything that can be won, lost the 1986 World Cup final against Argentina of Maradona, who could never lift a Champions League.For this reason, although the titles or the goals are the only yardstick that soccer players have, although the race to accumulate the Golden Ballons by Messi and Cristiano has brought some of the best moments in the recent history of soccer, possibly not being an unfair unit of measure, it is not fair either. It is not because soccer players like Xavi and Iniesta are left out. “I do not win Ballons d’Or, but I manufacture them”, concluded Xavi Hernández very wisely and very rightly. “One of my worst moments in my eight years as a coach was when I had to vote for the Ballon d’Or every year, because soccer is a sport in which everyone wins and loses, it is collective for good and bad.” And he says it Forest, who as a coach is at the top of the pyramid: Champion of the World Cup, the Champions League and the title for Best FIFA Technician. Football also talks about the fantastic four: Pelé, Di Stéfano, Cruyff and Maradona. But perhaps one should speak of the big seven: Charlton, Müller, Beckenbauer, Rossi, Kaka, Ronaldinho and Zidane. They are the only seven players in history who have won the World Cup, the Champions League and the Ballon d’Or. Messi and Cristiano, serial winners of all individual trophies and club competitions, they do not reach this level because they could not conquer a World Cup with their respective selections. Only those mentioned can boast of having the highest title at the level of national teams (World Cup), clubs (Champions) and (Ballon d’Or).But no one doubts that this virtual classification of the best in history does not do justice to the soccer that the Argentine displays and to the results that the Portuguese offers. Since Messi and Cristiano are missing, there are other great stars that were left out of the classification. Also striking is the absence of Ronaldo Nazario and Rivaldo. Both, who conquered the Ballon d’Or and the World Cup, they couldn’t win the Champions. Ronaldo stayed at the gates with Real Madrid, and Rivaldo terminated his contract with Milan in 2003, the year the Lombard club took the European Cup. In this group we could also miss Paolo Maldini, that he was only 45 minutes away from matching the six Gento European Cups, another historic that would resist on any list. But the truth is that in the classification of those who have won the World Cup, Champions and Ballon d’Or there are only the seven mentioned.last_img read more