first_imgHonorable Mention: Stevi Parker, Stephen F. Austin; Emma Young, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Amanda Johnson, Houston Baptist; Nautica Grant, Northwestern State. She followed up with another efficient shooting performance at Jackson State, going 5-11 from the field for 16 points in the 90-64 win. Williams also chipped in with three steals for the week. The Colonels (4-4) next hit the road to face Mississippi Valley State (0-6) on Friday, Dec. 15 at 2 p.m. CT. 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. She logged just 27 minutes in the 83-45 win over Southern-New Orleans and hit four three-pointers in the first quarter as Nicholls held a commanding 23-2 lead through 10 minutes of play. Women’s Basketball Player of the Week – Tykeria Williams, Nicholls – So. – Guard – Montgomery, Ala.Williams led Nicholls to a perfect week after averaging 19.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 3.5 assists in the Colonels’ two victories. Williams needed only 20 field goal attempts through two games to pour in 38 points, helped by a 7-12 effort from behind the arc. 2017-18 Southland Women’s Basketball Week 5 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls sophomore guard Tykeria Williams is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESTYLER BAZE, EPICAL, WINNER: “I gave him a breather around the first turn, he’s a special horse just want to thank Jim and Darren who let me come back and ride him, he is a very special horse, I knew he was something all along. I count on the trainers and the horse, I go out there and do my job I have confidence they have done there’s already and go get the job done.”“I came back to ride him.  I counted on the trainer to have him ready.  I should have won on him the last time, but we got a poor start.  They schooled him in the gate and it showed today.  He’s a nice horse.  Once we got going on the turn, he showed his big turn of foot.  I like to ride fast horses in marathon races.  He was relaxed and when it was time to go, he took off.  (Baze on what is next?)  I’m leaving tonight.  I’m going to be riding the rest of the Oaklawn meeting and then head to Churchill Downs.  We will play it by ear.  I love Santa Anita.  This is my home.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, BEACH VIEW, SECOND:  “I thought I was in a good position, but nobody was going with Tyler’s horse, so I moved a little early at the three eighths (pole).  No excuse, the winner was best today.”MARIO GUTIERREZ, MARCKIE’S WATER, THIRD: “My horse doesn’t have much speed and I found myself up close, so I had to put a little pressure on the leader. I thought Kent’s horse would be up front pushing the pace, so when I didn’t see him I decided to push otherwise in a race of that length an easy leader can get away. I though my horse ran a big race considering the strength of the field.” TRAINER QUOTESJIM CASSIDY, EPICAL, WINNER: “It was a gate thing last time out (San Marcos Stakes Feb 9th), he does everything perfect, but he’s not the best gate horse in the world, what he did last time was he hopped out of there and shuffled back a bit and he showed a new dimension, he came home pretty good but he still got beat and came in second. You know the first time Tyler rode him he said ‘I think he could go three miles’ There aren’t too many 3 mile races but he’s got speed and he doesn’t mind the horse next to him that goes with him it doesn’t seem to rattle him at all he’s very kind and he’ll go as far as you want to go.“Kent Desormeaux rode this horse a while back and he thought the horse was going to run off with him, so he took a hold of him and he knew that was the wrong move. Tyler and Victor got boxed in and couldn’t get out in a few races, so we had a few excuses for previous races.“We had a few struggles along the way with this horse, but he has had the right trip in the last few races and it shows.”NOTES: The winning owner is DP RacingDP Racing’s Epical and jockey Tyler Baze win the Grade II, $200,000 San Luis Stakes, Friday, March 29, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more


first_imgBilly Batts Rallies To Win $75,000 Baffle Stakes By 1 ½ Lengths As Rispoli Notches First-Ever Santa Anita Stakes Win; Miller Trainee Gets 5 ½ Furlongs On Turf In 1:03.37ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2020)–With a hot pace to exploit, classy Billy Batts rallied strongly through the lane to take Friday’s $75,000 Baffle Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf by 1 ½ lengths while providing jockey Umberto Rispoli with his first-ever Santa Anita stakes victory.  Trained by Peter Miller and owned by Rockingham Ranch, Billy Batts got the distance in 1:03.37.Idle since running a close second in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf at one mile here Nov. 1, Billy Batts broke sharply and was fourth, about three lengths off the lead heading into the far turn.  With his stablemate Bullet Proof One, the lone filly in the race, carving out fast fractions, “Billy” reeled her in leaving the furlong pole and won in very impressive fashion.“It was a great opportunity to ride a horse like him,” said Rispoli, a 31-year-old Italian native who began riding at Santa Anita on Dec. 28.  “He comes from the Breeders’ Cup, so people were expecting a lot and Peter was confident in the run.  He broke quite sharp and for the first couple of furlongs, he was asking me to (be into the race).  When we swung out, he was full of run.“I’m very happy for that and I’m very happy that my first stakes win didn’t take so long.  I love this place.  I love the people, I love the weather, I love everything.  Every time my boy (Hayden, 2 ½) comes out, I win!”Stakes placed in his last three starts, Billy Batts, a Kentucky-bred ridgeling by City Zip, was the second choice in a field of six sophomores at 2-1 and paid $6.80, $4.20 and $2.80.“I thought (Bulletproof One) had a better chance at five and a half, but they pressed her pretty hard the whole way and it took its toll,” said Miller.  “Billy is a good horse and we needed to get a prep into him to get him ready (for a one mile dirt race in Saudi Arabia on Feb. 29).”Out of the Giant’s Causeway mare Down to Hearth, Billy Batts, in registering his first stakes win, is now 8-2-3-1 and with the winner’s share of $48,120, he increased his earnings to $302,560.Last early, Rager rallied well to be second by a half length under Drayden Van Dyke.  Off at 9-1, he paid $10.20 and $5.20.Rookie Mistake, no match for the top two, was third by a length over Bulletproof One and paid $2.80 to show with Mario Gutierrez up.Fractions on the race were 22.75, 45.38 and 57.19.Note:  Baffle, a multiple stakes winner on turf and dirt, was owned by Canadian timber magnate Frank McMahon (who also owned Majestic Prince, winner of the 1969 Santa Anita and Kentucky Derbies, as well as the Preakness Stakes) and trained by Johnny Longden.  Baffle, who was effective sprinting and at middle distances, set the hillside turf course record for 6 ½ furlongs on Feb. 7, 1970, when he stopped the clock in 1:11 4/5 under Wayne Harris, a mark that stood for more than 20 years.First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgJoyce made this statement before presenting a K400,000 sponsorship from SP Brewery to the running of this year’s Digicel Cup.He said SP is not new to rugby league having been the major sponsor of the SP Intercity Cup as it was known back in the early 1990s.“Your teams will be playing every weekend and what happens during or after the game is a reflection of your province.“So rally behind your teams and their opponents and give them all your support and respect,” said Joyce.Joyce went on to say that spectator violence will not be tolerated this season.“There is no going back to the old days of intimidation and unacceptable social behaviour.“If there is anything I can do to make sure that people who perpetrate that type of behaviour   are kicked of rugby league, I will because then that’s a good thing.“ It’s our game. It’s a game we all enjoy. It’s a game to unite communities and not disunite communities,” said Joyce.last_img read more


first_imgThey came with one thing in mind – a clean sweep of Gold, Silver and Bronze in the 200 metre sprint in their division but they missed this aim by a hair’s breath.The three 1- year-old students from Popondetta Primary school were not disappointed though as they still picked up the Gold and Silver medals through Kenis Koko and Abraham Torovi respectively while Lindsey Oki was just edged out by a stronger opponent from Jiwaka to steal ‘their’ Bronze medal.“We are very happy to be able to do this for our province. We came here not knowing what we were up against as it is our first time but we surprised ourselves as well when  nearly made a clean sweep” said Abraham for his mates. The official records they clocked have not been released but according to Rachael Yaga, their Team manager they did very well and are possible candidates for the Melanesian Athletics Championship in Fiji from the 13th to the 15th of next month.Caption:  From Left: Lindsey Oki, Kenis Koko and Abraham Torovilast_img read more


first_img“The other day, Vinicius Junior was flying a kite in São Gonçalo; today it is marked as the future of Real Madrid and the Brazilian national team.” With this entradilla, Luiz Felipe Castro presents his report in Tackle with the Madrid player, that this Christmas was in the humble neighborhood where he was born. Vini does not forget its origins or its philosophy, that Bold and Joy that Neymar coined in his stage at Santos and that the former Flamengo has been recorded. “I am this way and I will never lose my joy,” says the attacker to the magazine The smile always accompanies Vinicius, although he recognizes that sometimes this apparent fun conceals a high degree of nervousness. “I always seem to be calm, but I get very nervous inside. In my debut with Flamengo, for example, I was scared to death. I didn’t even want to touch the ball.”, reveals. Vinicius’s life has gone faster than his ID. His talent took him from the humble São Gonçalo and took him to Flamengo, where he used to play with boys two years older than him; debuted with the first team in May 2017, with 16 years, thus breaking the precocity barriers set by Neymar and Gabriel Jesús; days later he signed for Real Madrid for 45 million and his status escalated until he acquired popularity indexes little seen before in Brazil for a boy his age. “I let things happen naturally,” he says. With only 18 years he landed at Real Madrid and has lived in a ferris wheel. Lopetegui sent him to Castile to reach his “cooking point” and hardly counted on him; Solari hugged him to shake an apathetic and depressed Madrid and Vini he grabbed the challenge with determination until he was injured against Ajax; and with Zidane he is in the fight to gain a foothold (he is the 15th Real Madrid player in minutes, with 699 ’) although he has not yet met that version that excited the Bernabéu. In two seasons he has savored the honey of praise and the bitterness of criticism and mockery for its low definition. Vinicius already landed at Real Madrid warned about the pressure in a club where there are no grays. “Marcelo had already warned me: here, one day you are Pele; the other you don’t play anything,” he confesses. Vinicius, like any player of his generation, is connected to the networks. Everything comes to him, although he tries to isolate himself under his love of soccer video games: “I always have an eye on social networks, I control my account myself. The videogames? It’s nice to play with myself; I think I’m better at games than in real life. “, he jokes. After recharging batteries in São Gonçalo, Vinicius returned to Madrid the last week of December and faces optimistically this 2020 that starts this Saturday with the match against Getafe. The Brazilian is aware that, with Hazard injured, this must be his time.last_img read more


first_imgRod Laver AreaDay session (from 01:00 Spanish time)S. Kenin (USA, 14) vs. O. Jabeur (TUN)A. Barty (AUS, 1) vs. P. Kvitova (CHE, 7): not earlier than 02:30 in SpainT. Sandgren (USA) vs. R. Federer (SUI, 3): not earlier than 04:30 in SpainNight time session (from 09:00 Spanish time)M. Raonic (CAN, 32) vs. N. Djokovic (SER, 2) The day of this Tuesday, January 28 at the Australian Open will once more characteristic the presence of Novak Djokovic and Roger Federer, who will search for their ticket to the semifinals in opposition to Milos Raonic and Tennys Sandgren, respectively. In the ladies’s group there shall be a stellar duel between Ashleigh Barty, world number one, and Petra Kvitova (No. 7).last_img read more


first_imgClassification of Laliga SmartBank since the arrival of Fernando Vázquez to Deportivo. The winter signing performance has also been righ now With Sabin Merino as a flag. Three goals in three games are the Basque striker. Emre Çolak, which premiered against Racing, managed a great goal to give the victory before being expelled. Before that encounter in front of the potters, The Coruña were at nine points away from salvation. Now they are also to nine, but of promotion playoff, and the euphoria has been unleashed in good part of sportsmanship.The most important achievement of the teacher Vazquez has been recover the mood of a template that was totally sunk. Get convert a losing group into another winner. On the board he has put a three central defense which has returned the security to what was the most thrashed team in the category. 35 conceded goals in the first 21 days. Somewhat received in the four games he leads.center_img Fernando Vázquez is he fashion man and there are plenty of reasons for that. The Galician coach took the reins of Sports in January and has managed to resurrect a team that seemed doomed to go down to Second B. Before debuting on the bench before the Numancia, the club from Coruña was colista. Today, after his victory in Albacete, he has come off the descent and is the leader of Segunda since he is leading. And it is that the blue and white count their matches by victories. Four of four. Twelve points out of twelve possible. A rhythm that has not been able to follow any other team in the category.Behind Deportivo of the ‘Vázquez League’ are located the Almeria and the Saragossa With nine points. The hands have a match less and they could hunt the one of Castrofeito, although it is also true that they lost in the farewell of 2019 to Huesca while the Depor, then with Luis César in command, he beat Tenerife.last_img read more


first_imgZidane is on his way to do it again, to inject the talent again. He got it in the double season and now points in the same direction. The diagnosis of the bench, which makes a team resistant, was a success. From Areola, as providential as Courtois, to Vinicius, a scorer’s apprentice, through Brahim, who feels like a cupbearer. Of course, the night went again to Jovic, a non-existent nine.Zaragoza is still spilling blue blood, even prostrated in Second, even full of substitutes, even when it is something else (the ascent). The best of its history lies in the Cup, the trophy that has won more times, and honored his story within its limitations, because to pass was impossible dream, more before this Madrid, in unstoppable inertia. Nothing helps win more than win.The game dawned very cloudy for those of Víctor Fernández. He opened gas at the Madrid exit and took advantage after five minutes. The matter began as usual, in a satin and crossed ball of Kroos who did not put the heel Vinicius but Varane almost empty door. It was the tenth goal of a white defender this season. Mouse was still as a trailing column.Zidane left Casemiro in Madrid, without the one who does not leave or throw the garbage, and to compensate put the titular defense and He folded the guard body in the center of the field, with Kroos and Valverde at the same height and James promoted to midpoint. He also widened the eleven with two extremes, Lucas and VInicius, and with Jovic pointed. Three radically different players. Lucas is an analgesic for all fields and all parties. To put it is not to be wrong. He scored the second goal almost as center forward. With Vinicius, Madrid expects someone (Zidane, preferably) to be able to enrich uranium. It brings spontaneity, but It is difficult for him to make the leap from a mischievous footballer to a transcendent footballer. Always leave something, something is always missing. This time he fastened the task with a good goal. Jovic, on the other hand, is an iceberg. There, hidden among the centrals, in the most absolute anonymity, watch the season go by. It is very distant from the team and always out of place. It is, in short, the hologram of that Bundesliga super goal scorer. Before the break he touched fewer balls than Areola. At that point it was already a trending topic. The first in the party’s credit titles was Kroos, the Madrid mobility agent, double assistant. A reborn and an absolute success of Zidane.Between the first two goals of Madrid, Zaragoza B had its moment, led by Kagawa, the great click, which this time was the sharpest of Victor’s team. A shot of his justified the alignment of Areola, to which the Cup gives vidilla. Nothing more tolerated Madrid, whose defensive strength has a viral origin: it arrived with Valverde, infected Courtois and is now a pandemic.Brahim and BenzemaIn favor of marker Madrid confirmed its superiority, which in addition to technique was already emotional. For three months he feels that nothing bad can happen to him. However, Víctor Fernández did not draw a white flag. In the absence of half an hour got Luis Suarez, the team scorer and his flag player. The public asked for it, which filled La Romareda with greater hope. But there was also a Madrid pass, among other things because Ramos is now an impenetrable captain.In any case, the arrival of the Colombian upset the game somewhat. Kagawa again enjoyed an occasion and James, who did not knock the door down either, wanted to tie a petroleum jelly that was high. Vinicius was also relieved with a great goal. He built the wall with James and gently saved Mouse’s exit. Start learning the trade. After Areola made a miraculous stop, Brahim set the first 0-4 stone with a fancy pass and Benzema regained the lost goal. Madrid arrives at the draw for quarters and the white-tipped derby.last_img read more


first_imgOn Saturday, the first match will measure, beginning at eleven in the morning, the two leaders of each formations, with a duel Suárez-Osaka which may very well be key to the end result of the tie between the Spanish, participant 55 of the world and the Japanese, former world primary, which occupies the 10th place in the WTA classification.If needed the doubles match this one would face, in precept, to the duo shaped by the Girona Aliona Bolsova and Barcelona’s Georgina García Pérez with Shuko Aoyama and Ena Shibanara.On this tie is at stake the qualification for the new ultimate section of the Federation Cup, to be held from April 14 to 19 in Budapest, with the presence of 12 nationwide groups in search of the world title. Castellón Sara Sorribes, quantity two, and Naomi Osaka, primary, will open tomorrow at 12.00 the qualifying spherical of the Federation Cup, which takes place this Friday and Saturday at the La Manga Membership Tennis Heart in Cartagena.The day on Friday will finish with the match between Carla Suárez and Misaki Doi, after the draw held on Thursday. The tie will be performed on this advanced positioned in the Cartagena deputation of Los Belones.After the Sorribes-Osaka, the conflict between the Grancanaria Suárez, #1 of the Spanish crew, and 2 in Japan, Doi.last_img read more