SFA’s Harris Earns His Second Southland Weekly Award of 2017-18

first_imgHonorable Mention: Mathieu Kamba, Central Arkansas; Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; Colton Weisbrod, Lamar This is Harris’ first weekly award since taking the season’s first honor on Nov. 13. 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. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin – So. – Guard/Forward – Ellenwood, Ga. Harris played an integral part in the Lumberjacks’ two wins this week over Conference USA foes, including an 85-83 victory at Louisiana Tech on Wednesday. The sophomore from Ellenwood, Ga., averaged 28 points and went 21-for-30 from the field for the week.center_img The win over the Bulldogs was SFA’s first victory over a top-20 RPI team since defeating West Virginia in the 2016 NCAA Tournament. The Lumberjacks hit the road this Saturday for a game at LSU on SEC Network Plus at noon. Harris, a sophomore, finished 10-of-11 from the field, three-for-three from behind the arc and netted the game-winning score with less than five seconds in Wednesday’s victory over Louisiana Tech in Ruston, La. He led Stephen F. Austin in becoming the fifth visiting team in the last five-plus seasons to score a road win against the Bulldogs. Harris then turned around and put up a career high 31 points at home Saturday against Rice. In 31 minutes off the bench, Harris drilled eight three-pointers – the third-most in a single game in program history and the most by an SFA player in 24 years. For the week, Harris shot .700 from the floor, .786 from downtown and .750 from the line, pushing him to third in the league in scoring at 17.5 points per game. FRISCO, Texas – For the second time this season, Stephen F. Austin’s Kevon Harris is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img read more

Nicholls, Southeastern La., Stephen F. Austin Battle for First

first_img• Colonels’ Cruisin’: Behind senior guard Tevon Saddler’s seventh-straight double figure scoring performance, Nicholls improved to 6-1 in conference play to give the team its best start since the 1997-98 season. The Colonels are currently tied for first in the Southland with Southeastern Louisiana. The two teams take on each other Saturday in Thibodeaux, La.• Can’t Tame the Lions: Southeastern Louisiana matched its best ever start in Southland play through seven games with victories at home over Houston Baptist and Northwestern State. The Lions are the only Southland team undefeated on the road in conference games and face two road contests this week: at Sam Houston State on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. CT and at Nicholls on Saturday at 6:30 p.m.• Road Win: Stephen F. Austin recorded its 60th road win since the start of the 2011-12 season with a 76-66 defeat at Abilene Christian. Among Division I teams, only Wichita State owns more true road wins in that span. The Lumberjacks will compete at Central Arkansas on Wednesday at 7 p.m. before returning home to host rival Sam Houston State on Saturday at 6 p.m.• UCA Career Leader: Central Arkansas senior guard Jordan Howard, currently the leading scorer in the Southland, became the Bears’ career scoring leader following a 28-point performance against Abilene Christian on Saturday. His 2,158 career points breaks a 26-year-old program record. He currently is fifth in the nation for scoring (24.5).• Wiiiiiilllllson: McNeese junior guard Quatarrius Wilson picked up 17 rebounds in Saturday’s 86-81 win over Houston Baptist. Wilson is the only Southland player averaging more than 10 rebounds per game in conference action (11.0). He ranks 17th nationally in offensive rebounds per game (3.47) and 22nd in total rebounds per game (9.8).Schedule:Wednesday, Jan. 24New Orleans at Northwestern State*- 6:30 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Sam Houston State* – 6:30 p.m.Abilene Christian at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Central Arkansas* – 7 p.m.UIW at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.Nicholls at Lamar* – 7 p.m. One week ago, the five teams atop the Southland Conference standings had just one conference loss with none of them facing each other. Currently, the number of one-loss teams is down to three: Nicholls (12-8, 6-1 SLC), Southeastern Louisiana (12-8, 6-1 SLC) and Stephen F. Austin (16-3, 5-1 SLC). Additional Storylines: FRISCO, Texas – Twelve teams take the court tonight to begin week five of Southland Conference action. The logjam at the top could ease further this weekend with a handful of key matchups, headlined by the Colonels and Lions squaring off Saturday in Thibodeaux, La., at 6:30 p.m. CT, but each team must first get through Wednesday road contests first. Nicholls competes against a Lamar Cardinals squad riding a two-game win streak who most recently snapped Sam Houston State’s (11-9, 5-2 SLC) five-game win streak on Saturday. The Colonels ranks third in NCAA for total steals (205), fourth for steals per games (10.3) and fifth for turnovers forced per game (18.50). Tipoff is set for 7 p.m. on ESPN3. Southeastern, who ranks second in conference play for scoring defense (65.3), will look to slow down a Bearkat offense averaging 79.1 points per game. Tipoff is at 6:30 p.m. on ESPN3. Like Sam Houston, New Orleans (9-10, 6-2 SLC) also suffered a second conference loss last week. The Privateers fell at home 81-57 to UCA last Wednesday. They play at Northwestern State tonight at 6:30 p.m. and at UIW on Saturday at 2 p.m. The Lumberjacks visit Central Arkansas (10-11, 4-4 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. before hosting rival Sam Houston on Saturday at 6 p.m. SFA allows just 65.0 points per game in Southland games to top the league in scoring defense and also holds the best turnover margin at +4.3. In the nation, the ‘Jacks are 17th out of 351 teams in scoring margin (13.5) and still rank in the top five for turnovers forced (1st; 21.89), total steals (2nd; 214), steals per game (2nd; 11.3) and turnover margin (4th; 6.4). Abilene Christian (13-8, 5-3 SLC), Lamar and McNeese (7-10, 4-3 SLC) round out the top-eight in the Southland standings with the Bears, in the ninth spot, currently on the outside looking in for the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament in Katy. Saturday, Jan. 27New Orleans at UIW* – 2 p.m.Central Arkansas at Northwestern State* – 3 p.m.McNeese at Lamar* – 4:30 p.m.Sam Houston State at Stephen F. Austin* – 6 p.m.Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls* – 6:30 p.m.Houston Baptist at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi* – 7:30 p.m.* – Conference Gamelast_img read more

SFA’s Landry, SLU’s Hayes Honored With Southland Softball Weekly Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Erika Piancastelli, McNeese; Corynn Major, Nicholls; Shelby Henderson, Lamar; Mahalia Gibson, Southeastern Louisiana. Landry produced three doubles in the last two games for a Ladyjack offense that won the weekend series against McNeese (34-18, 16-8 SLC) and clinched a spot for SFA (29-18, 17-7 SLC) in the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament next week in Lake Charles, La. Hayes claimed two wins in a weekend sweep for Southeastern Louisiana (34-17, 17-7 SLC) over Sam Houston State (19-31, 10-14 SLC). This also earned the Lions a berth in the Southland postseason tournament. Softball Hitter of the Week – Amber Landry, Stephen F. Austin – 3B – Sr. – Ponchatoula, La.Senior third baseman Amber Landry led a recovery from a 5-0 loss to McNeese in the opening game of this weekend’s series. The senior from Ponchatoula, La., helped SFA to its sixth-straight series win and seventh of the season by batting 4-for-4 with four RBIs, two runs scored and a stolen base in the Ladyjacks’ 11-8 game two triumph. She had two doubles in the game, including a two-RBI double in the fourth inning, adding a two-run home run in the sixth to provide SFA the go-ahead runs. She completed the series with a leadoff double in the fourth inning of game three, setting up an RBI double to score the Ladyjacks’ first run of the game. It provided a comeback from down 3-0 en route to the one-run win to give the team the series win heading into the final weekend of the regular season. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Rachel Hayes, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – Ocean Springs, Miss.Hayes once again went 2-0 in the circle for the week, pitching Southeastern Louisiana to a three-game sweep of Sam Houston State and helping the Lions set a new single-season school record for victories. In the series opener, she struck out eight and did not allow an earned run, scattering four hits in the 5-4 victory. She held the Bearkats to just two hits in her fourth complete-game shutout of the season. After starting the season 2-5, she has now won 13 of her last 15 decisions in the circle – including her last six. In Southland play, she is on a current eight-game winning streak and is 12-2, carrying league lows in ERA (1.50) and opponents’ batting average (.152). Honorable Mention: Megan Landry, Nicholls; Taylor Gruell, Lamar; Clarissa Hernandez, Stephen F. Austin; Rachel Haberman, Central Arkansas. FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin’s Amber Landry and Southeastern Louisiana’s Rachel Hayes are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. 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

Mourinho comments shed light on wantaway Eriksen’s future in North London

first_imgTottenham fans give their thoughts on Pochettino’s sacking NEW Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho suggested that he would have sold wantaway star Christian Eriksen, had he been in charge of Spurs in the summer.Eriksen is one of a number of the club’s stars, including Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen, that are out of contract in the summer.4 Jose Mourinho likened Eriksen’s situation with that he faced at Chelsea when Arjen Robben wanted to leave4 How Tottenham could line up after a shake up from the Special OneAnd speaking on one of his appearances on Sky Sports this season, Mourinho said: “I don’t like to keep players that don’t want to stay at the club.”I think it is always really difficult. I am not thinking about the economical perspective, I mean from a motivational point of view.”We sold Robben to Real Madrid, Chelsea didn’t want to or need the money. But he didn’t want to be there and wanted to go.”There are some moments where motivation affects performance and it is difficult to keep players happy when they have other dreams.”Tottenham failed to offload Eriksen in the summer.With the Dane reportedly dreaming of a move to Barcelona or Real Madrid.Only Manchester United showed any concrete interest.And with Daniel Levy reluctant to sell to a Premier League rival, the 27-year-old stayed put.4His performances have been regularly criticised this season – with fans believing that his heart isn’t in it any more at Spurs.Eriksen has featured regularly this season despite poor form and transfer speculation – but was left out of the starting XI for what turned out to be Mauricio Pochettino’s last two games in charge.Mourinho was also asked about whether Spurs would be a difficult side to manage this season, to which he said: “I think they showed clearly the group is fantastic with lots of young and English players.”Of course, they were very close to making history. Once more, they kept their best players, brought in Ndombele and Lo Celso.4LATEST 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this year”I thought they would be ready for that challenge (for the title).”The Special One’s first game in charge will be a London derby against West Ham on Saturday.And his first home game will be Tottenham’s crunch Champions League clash with Olympiacos next Tuesday.last_img read more

Mourinho says Troy Parrott is ’17-year-old boy’ that ‘needs more time to develop’

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has described Troy Parrott as ‘a 17-year-old boy’ that ‘needs more time to develop.’He also alluded to his plans not to rest Harry Kane over the busy festive slate of games.1 Mourinho says Troy Parrott needs time to developHe said: “It’s a sign of matches and matches.”Am I going to give him (Kane) a rest on December 26 as we have a match after two days?”No, I’m not going to give a rest. There are matches and matches.”The Munich match was one of these ones when the result was secondary, but when the result is fundamental…number nine is Harry and Parrott.HARRY IS FUNDAMENTAL”Parrott is a 17-year-old boy that played five minutes in the Premier League and we’ll give him more time.”He needs more time to develop and so, yes, Harry is fundamental for us.”The Portugese’s remarks come in the wake of Wednesday’s Champions League defeat to Bayern Munich.Despite the match being a dead rubber, leading many to believe it might be an ideal time to blood the Irish striker, Parrott was left unused on the bench.It was a far less encouraging development than the previous week’s where Mourinho gave the Dubliner his debut and spoke glowingly afterwards about why he had gifted him the match ball.He had said: “It was his debut and I think it had a much bigger meaning to a kid who last week was playing against others his age in the UEFA Youth League.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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raid“Today he’s playing in the Premier League at 17. Will he play against Bayern?“I don’t know. All I can say is Kane won’t. Who plays? We’ll see.”In addition to this, it has been speculated that Mourinho sent scouts to watch veteran Roma target man Edin Dzeko.last_img read more

Positive doping tests declined in 2014

first_imgThe figure, the second consecutive annual fall, is contained in a WADA report on all tests analysed by WADA-accredited laboratories in 2014 and entered on its Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS).What the report cannot do, of course, is answer the $64,000 question: does this decline mean that fewer athletes in Olympic sports are attempting to use drugs to gain an illicit edge, or does it rather reflect that those who do are getting better at evading detection?What one can say is that the year-on-year decline in AAFs in non-Olympic sports was less pronounced, at just under six per cent.It also appears to be the case that, from the more than 6,000 human growth hormone tests conducted in blood, just one AAF, at the laboratory in Warsaw, was recorded.The proportion of AAFs and atypical findings (ATFs) among the 186,723 Olympic sports samples analysed stood at 0.99 per cent.Once non-Olympic sports and non-ADAMS data, such as that obtained in North American professional sports leagues, was taken into account, the overall rate of AAFs/ATFs rose to 1.36 per cent.Among WADA-accredited laboratories reporting in ADAMS, much the highest proportion of AAFs to samples analysed – 3.26 per cent – was recorded in Mexico City.Next came Barcelona, more than a full percentage-point lower at 2.22 per cent, followed by New Delhi with 2.13 per cent, Ghent 2.08 per cent, Bloemfontein 1.97 per cent and Sochi 1.96 per cent.The data also reveals rather surprisingly that, after rising sharply since 2010, the number of Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) samples analysed in 2014 fell by four per cent, or just over 1,000, to 22,849.Cycling is far more active in this sphere of doping control than any other Olympic sport.No fewer than 46 per cent of all ABP samples in Summer Olympic sports analysed in 2014 were in cycling, one of the sports most plagued by high-profile drug cheats in recent times.Fully 56 per cent of ABP samples by International Sports Federation were accounted for by the International Cycling Union (UCI).Second on this list with 11 per cent was the International Ski Federation (FIS), whose sport accounted for 53 per cent of ABP samples analysed in Winter Olympic sports.According to the statistics, only 20 International Federations, including four non-Olympic International Federations, took any ABP samples at all.Among National Anti-Doping Organisation, the Russian body, RUSADA, accounted for 13 per cent of ABP samples taken.last_img read more

Lahanis prepared to hunt Vipers

first_imgvs MINJ vs Venue vs 1-May-16 AGMARK RABAUL GURIAS WAMP NGA MT HGN EAGLES vs 1-May-16 BINTANGOR GKA LAHANIS 1-May-16 PRK GULF ISAPEAS WAGHI TUMBE EPG ENGA MIOKS SNS POM VIPERS PRK MENDI MURUKScenter_img GOROKA SNAX LAE TIGERS vs TNA SIMBU LIONS KEMELE HELA WIGMEN KOKOPO 1-May-16 Home Team vs HAGEN BYE 1-May-16 However the return of the prodigal son who once led the Lahanis on the forefront of the hunting spree in the Digicel Cup as a captain and role model for Lahanis is now back to its home turf to hunt but leading a different troop to his once home for many seasons.Nami in his post-match interview said it has been challenging for him since he was appointed as the Vipers’ head coach and going against his former team wasn’t something made easy.Similarly, Nami will be up against his home team Lahanis and the show against the host (Lahanis) and visitors (Vipers) is set for a brutal match.Nami said lack of discipline has cost the team a lot and have so far lost two consecutive home games, something he is really working hard to ensure a win should bring confidence in his outfit.However the game against the Lahanis in Goroka set to be another uphill battle for the city boys as they prepare to leave.Game observers plainly critics the halves combination that needs a lot of talking and direction in the field of play however for Vipers, it has not been happening and is breaking down its attacking plans their heartless defensive efforts has also cost the team dearly.This must be changed quickly with Vipers facing steep opponents who are desperate for a win and make their presence felt.In the other interesting game on card is the battle between current defending champion Agmark Rabaul Gurias and Petroleum Resource Kutubu (PRK) Mendi Muruks in Kokopo.Former Muruks play maker Stanley Olo has switched alignment now playing for Gurias and it will be interesting to see this electrifying hooker playing a major role to help Gurias beat Muruks at home.However that will not be easy with Muruks coming off from a draw and a loss at home at the Sir Joe Keviame oval in Mendi two weekends ago and it will be a mammoth task for head coach Jack Kereme and his assistant Andrew Andiki to bring the team home.Muruk’s brother team PRK Gulf Isapeas is on a bye this weekend and moves up the ladder on five points and will be leading the point’s ladder for the first time in three years depending on the weekend’s results between Snax Lae Tigers and Mt Hagen Wamp Nga Eagles at the Rabiamul oval in Western Highlands Province.Sir Joe Keviame Oval Mendi will once again come alive with Enga Provincial Government Mioks taking on Kemele Construction Hela Wigmen while Simbu Lions face off with Waghi Tumbe in Minj on Sunday.Date MENDI Away Teamlast_img read more

The invincible Liverpool has not lost in the Premier for a year

first_imgIn these 37 league matches that have passed, one less than the 38 that has yet to dispute, Liverpool has added 101 points -one more than the record set by Guardiola in 17-18-, 32 wins and scored 89 goals. Mané, with 25, Salah, with 19, and Firmino, with 10, have been his top gunners, while Alexander-Arnold, with 17, and Robertson, with 13, have been the best distributing goal passes.The next rival of Atlético de Madrid in Europe comes as the third team ever from England in get this feat, although the record, they have it The invincibles of Arsenal in 49 games without falling, It is still far away. The Liverpool victory before Sheffield United it meant a lot More than three points. The goals of Mané and Salah became the ink and the pen with which the reds they wrote their name in the history of the Premier, as, 365 days laterfollow undefeated in a competition that has been resisted for three decades, when the English league was not even called Premier League. This year, when they arrive with the world champions badge embroidered on the chest, there is no other goal for those of Klopp.And is that the January 3, 2019 brings bitter memories for fans of the city of Beatles. That was when he Manchester City, that reached seven points to the encounter, inflicted them his last defeat and began to turn around a title that was lost in a sea of ​​draws. The conquest of the Champions League was more than balsamicYes, but in England there is a special fetish with national hegemony and ending a curse at the end of the last century.last_img read more

Sevilla have 12 defeats in a row at Santiago Bernabéu

first_imgEI Seville is presented in the Santiago Bernabeu with the best visitor’s vitola of The league but also with the accumulated statistics of leading 12 consecutive games without achieving victory in the Madrid fief. Or, rather, after 12 consecutive losses, since those of Nervion they have not even managed to scratch a tie in the last ten league visits, to which we must add another two in the Copa del Rey in which the knee also fell.Sevilla’s grim statistic at the Bernabéu is extrapolated to the rest of the stadiums of the club’s historical rivals. And it is that in the last eight seasons the Sevilla have not taken a point in the Bernabéu, in the Camp Nou and in San Mamés. Between Calderon and the Wanda three points are added, the same ones that have been started in the same time period of Mestalla. One of the best times in the history of the entity, with three European titles, recurring presences in the Champions League and at the end of the Copa del Rey, he meets the black mole of the lack of competitiveness of the team every time he has to visit one of the important stadiums of LaLiga. Preceding. You have to go back to December 2007 to find the last victory of Sevilla over Real Madrid in its stadium. It was a 3-4 win in which Adriano, Kanouté, Renato and Romaric They signed the goals. Today, all of them are retired, but in the eleven of Seville a survivor of that party will appear: the eternal Jesus Navas. The world champion will force to be in the match and achieve his third victory as a visitor in Madrid, where he also won in his premiere at that stadium, in the 2004-05 season.Two other members of that team that won the last triumph also belong to Sevilla today, although their work is in the offices: Fernando Navarro and Julien Escudé. Of the team that lost last year they will probably only repeat the mentioned Jesus Navas in the starting lineup, Vaclik in the goal and Banega In the center of the field. In Nervión it is intended, as a minimum, that the dozen defeats not be extended another year.last_img read more

The review of plays in tournaments on land starts in Rio

first_imgThe Digital Review system was first launched on the ATP Tour in 2006 in Miami. Subsequently, the system has been launched on all surfaces besides clay, “the place the protocol for enable gamers to ask chair referees to test the marks of the ball throughout matches, “the observe provides.The check on the ATP 500 in Rio de Janeiro will likely be carried out with FOXTENN know-how, which has been formally authorized by the ATP as an digital review system to be used on clay. The ATP 500 match in Rio de Janeiro, from February 16 to 23, would be the first of a variety on clay to have digital review, introduced this Friday the ATP.“The clay review was authorized by the Board of Administrators of the ATP in November 2019 and will likely be carried out in three occasions of the ATP 250 (TBD), ATP 500 (Rio Open) and ATP Masters 1000 classes in 2020. The match utility course of for the Digital Review in the spring season of clay courts is ongoing, “the ATP stated in an announcement.last_img read more