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Five One-Loss Teams Head Into Week Four of Conference Play


first_imgThe Lumberjacks’ lone game this week is at Abilene Christian (12-7, 4-2 SLC) on Wednesday at 7 p.m. Sam Houston State takes on Northwestern State (3-13, 0-5 SLC) at home Wednesday at 6:30 p.m. before contesting Lamar (10-8, 2-3 SLC) in Beaumont on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 17Northwestern State at Sam Houston State* (YouTube) – 6:30 p.m.Central Arkansas at New Orleans* – 7 p.m.Lamar at UIW* – 7 p.m.Houston Baptist at Southeastern Louisiana* – 7 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at Abilene Christian* (Eleven Sports) – 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 20Abilene Christian at Central Arkansas* (ESPN3) – 3 p.m.Sam Houston State at Lamar* (ESPN3) – 4:30 p.m.Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana* – 5 p.m.UIW at New Orleans* (ESPN3) – 6:30 p.m.McNeese at Houston Baptist* – 7 p.m.*Conference Game • Colonels’ Cruisin’: Nicholls 6-1 start in conference play marks the first time the Colonels have accomplished that mark since the 1997-98 season.• 41 Points: Central Arkansas’ senior guard Jordan Howard dropped 41 points in last Wednesday’s win 92-76 victory over UIW, the most a Bear has scored since UCA moved to Division I. Howard’s 24.3 points per game average ranks fifth in the nation.• Husky Boards: Houston Baptist ranks first nationally in offensive rebounds per game with 16.1.• Southland Steals: Two Southland teams rank in the top five for steals per game and total steals. Nicholls is second in the nation for total steals with 205 and fourth for steals per game with 10.3. Stephen F. Austin is second in steals per game with 11.3 and third for total steals with 203. The Lumberjacks are also No. 1 for turnovers forced at 21.89.Schedule and Results:Tuesday, Jan. 16Nicholls 91, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 61 The Colonels (12-8, 6-1 SLC) are one of five Southland teams with just one league loss after three weeks of play in the conference season. New Orleans (8-9, 5-1 SLC), Stephen F. Austin (15-3, 4-1 SLC), Sam Houston State (10-8, 4-1 SLC) and Southeastern Louisiana (10-8, 4-1 SLC) each have a chance to remain with one Southland loss after this week since none of the one-loss teams play each other. Nicholls is idle for the rest of the week. Additional Storylines: FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls improved to 6-1 with a 91-61 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Tuesday to tipoff week four of Southland Conference play. The Lions, who are the only team undefeated on the road in league play, will have two home contests this week: Tonight at 7 p.m. against Houston Baptist (4-14, 0-5 SLC) and Saturday at 5 p.m. against Northwestern State. The Privateers saw their first conference loss come at SFA last Wednesday before earning a 61-55 win over the Islanders (4-12, 1-5 SLC) at home this past Saturday. UNO hosts the current Southland leading scorer, Jordan Howard, and the Central Arkansas Bears (9-10, 3-3 SLC) tonight at 7 p.m. CT. Head coach Mark Slessinger’s UNO team will stay at home Saturday against UIW (5-10, 0-5 SLC).last_img read more


Harris Repeats As Player of the Week After Second-Half Surge


first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin guard/forward Kevon Harris is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.In front of a sold-out crowd at the William R. Johnson Coliseum, Harris poured in 18 points, four rebounds and a block and a steal in a 79-69 loss to Alabama. Harris and the Lumberjacks open league play with a rematch of the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Tournament Championship against Southeastern Louisiana at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin – Jr. – Ellenwood, Ga.Harris scored 16 of his 18 points in the second half to chip away at a 12-point deficit and give Stephen F. Austin a fighting shot in their final non-conference contest, but his efforts were not enough to overcome the Crimson Tide. He converted seven of his 12 attempts from the field to boost his season shooting percentage to a team-best 49.2 percent. This marks Harris’ second weekly honor of the 2018-19 season.Honorable Mention: Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist; Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeeseSouthland 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.last_img read more


Arsenal job would tempt Pochettino… Gunners should axe Emery and get him NOW


first_img4 Max Allegri had a great record at Juve but has no Premier League pedigreeCredit: ReutersThey also need a good communicator to deliver a strong message to Arsenal’s restive fanbase after 18 months of Emery’s indecipherability.Emery’s decision to award the captaincy to Granit Xhaka, a move which sent supporters into open revolt, was a typical example of a manager who simply doesn’t get his club.Pochettino, at his motivated best, would be capable of reversing all that.The likelihood remains that the 47-year-old would turn down any overtures from Arsenal.Perhaps because he needs a sabbatical on the farm after years of ceaseless work; perhaps because he fancies his chances of landing the Manchester United or Real Madrid job in the near future, rather than any desperate desire not to upset Spurs fans.But the prospect of Poch to Arsenal is an intriguing one.And you would have to imagine that it would even intrigue the man himself.LEFT RY ’N DRYAMID the Jose Mourinho love-in at Spurs, spare a thought for £25million summer signing Ryan Sessegnon.The former Fulham prodigy was voted the Championship’s Player of the Year, at just 17, two seasons ago.And he long craved a move to Mauricio Pochettino’s Tottenham, where kids would always get a chance.Yet Sessegnon arrived at White Hart Lane with injury problems.He also found Poch in a dark mood before the Argentine was axed and replaced by Mourinho — whose mistrust of youth is legendary.Sessegnon did not even make the bench for Mourinho’s opener at West Ham on Saturday and a January loan move is already on the cards.4 Former Fulham hero Ryan Sessegnon faces being loaned out in January after failing to make the Spurs first-teamCredit: PA:Press AssociationGET LIONS OUT OF A JAMJAMIE VARDY is not only clear at the top of the Premier League goalscoring charts but his excellent assist for Ayoze Perez’s opener at Brighton showed off the Leicester man’s exceptional awareness and unselfishness.If Gareth Southgate could hand out a token testimonial-style cap to Wayne Rooney two years after his previous appearance, then he can canvas Vardy for an England comeback at Euro 2020, despite his international retirement after the last World Cup.YOUNG SOLSMANCHESTER UNITED’S fightback at Sheffield United on Sunday, which saw three homegrown kids score in seven minutes, suggests the average age of the side will get younger still.As Frank Lampard is proving at Chelsea, promoting kids is a surefire way of increasing a manager’s popularity and lifespan.There is plenty wrong at Old Trafford. But the emergence of Brandon Williams and Mason Greenwood, as well as the revitalisation of Marcus Rashford, gives boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer and the supporters something to cling on to.most read in footballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticSILVA’S HAD HIS DAYEVERTON’S next five games are Leicester, Liverpool, Chelsea, Man U and Arsenal.After that little lot, you’d expect the Toffees to be in the bottom three, with Marco Silva axed.They have spent almost half a billion since Farhad Moshiri’s takeover in 2016, yet the club’s staggering mismanagement remains largely beneath the radar.Man City boss Pep Guardiola hints that Mikel Arteta could replace Unai Emery at Arsenal SO if Arsenal’s board do as they should, and issue a lucrative offer to make Mauricio Pochettino their next manager, would the Argentinian remain true to his word?Asked last year whether he could ever cross the North London divide, Pochettino couldn’t have been much clearer.4 Ex-Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino is an ideal successor to Unai Emery if the Spaniard is axed and the Argentinian can be lured to big rivals ArsenalHe said: “I am never going to be manager of Barcelona or Arsenal because I am so identified with Tottenham and Espanyol.“That is my decision because I prefer to work on my farm in Argentina than in some places.”So will we see the sacked Spurs boss back home on his tractor, milking the cattle and singing ‘ee-aye-ee-aye-oh?’Or, like most arch-professionals in football, might he be tempted by the opportunity to manage one of Europe’s foremost clubs, where the infrastructure and much of the squad suggest the right manager could bring a rapid upturn in fortunes?After all, Poch’s successor Jose Mourinho swore blind that he would never manage Spurs, out of respect to Chelsea fans, during his second spell at Stamford Bridge in 2015.Last week, the current Chelsea chief Frank Lampard was asked the same the same question about Spurs and insisted: “There are some things you wouldn’t do . . . I can firmly say no. You can replay that again in ten years if you want!”Yet as his own uncle Harry Redknapp proved, when he moved from Portsmouth to Southampton and back again, local rivalries are for fans to worry about, not managers. ‘BEST CANDIDATE AVAILABLE’George Graham served for three years at Spurs, while Steve Bruce has managed both North East clubs, both Birmingham clubs and both Sheffield clubs without too many people claiming he isn’t, at the very least, a thoroughly good bloke.There should be no surprise that Pochettino is being strongly linked to Arsenal, where Unai Emery is now a dead man walking.Poch is available and has a fine track record of Premier League over-achievement. Not even the most blinkered Gooner could deny that — putting aside local bitterness — he is the best available candidate.Of the other front-runners, Mikel Arteta is untried and was not especially popular with players during his days as an Arsenal coach.And former Juventus boss Max Allegri has no pedigree in English football. He would represent a shot in the dark similar to Emery’s appointment 18 months ago.The mood music suggests it is now a matter of if, not when, Emery is sacked. And should Pochettino give the slightest indication that he would be interested, there would be a sharp acceleration.4 Man City coach Mikel Arteta is thought to be a contender should Unai Emery exit Arsenal – but he is untried as a managerCredit: AFP or licensorsThe story of the Kroenke family ownership of Arsenal has been one of drift, neglect and complacency.Arsene Wenger was allowed to go on for several years too long, the club have become Europa League regulars and, as proved in this weekend’s fortuitous home draw against struggling Southampton, the defence remains a shambles.For once, could the Kroenkes make a decisive, positive move and persuade Pochettino? Because the truest indication that Arsenal are in crisis came with a suggestion that even the posh old boys in the boardroom are becoming restless.Chairman Sir John Chippendale ‘Chips’ Lindley Keswick is said to be considering his position because of the heat the board are under over Emery’s continued employment.And while Sir Chips is little more than a figurehead, these port-and-cigars men have rarely been known to rock the boat in such fashion.His fellow director, Lord Harris of Carpets, could be tearing at the shagpile next.Arsenal need to find a proven manager who can hit the ground running to unite and energise a fractured and under-achieving squad.last_img read more


Armchair fans can now start counting down the days to the return of sport


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Please contact the form owner to correct this issue.Please check the field: Support the George cross for the NHS campaign Cancel Previous← Next→ Name* Email* 7ARMCHAIR  fans can start counting down the days to the return of sport with the Government considering the green light for a big comeback.It is just the boost the nation needs after weeks of lockdown with only the monumental fund-raising efforts of Captain Tom Moore to cheer.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates7 In an ideal world, easing restrictions early next month could mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30Credit: PA:Press Association7 Sporting events would need to be televised and take place behind closed doorsCredit: Getty Images – GettySky and the BBC have done their best to keep us entertained with re-runs of classic sporting occasions — but there is nothing to compare with live match action.The thought that we could be just weeks away from welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions.Let’s just hope the Government’s admirable ambition can be matched by reality.There are a lot of hurdles to be cleared before the nation’s finest sportsmen and women can safely return to action.No risks can be taken nor corners cut when we are dealing with a deadly infection that has already claimed close to 20,000 British lives.7Join our George Cross campaign for NHS staffWe are urging Sun readers to sign a petition calling for our NHS staff to be awarded the George Cross.We are backing a proposal by Lord Ashcroft to honour our health heroes with the gallantry gong given for acts of bravery that did not take place in battle.A No10 spokesman said: “The NHS is doing a fantastic job and the nation will want to find a way to say thank you when we have defeated this virus.” SAS hero Andy McNab added: “The award of a George Cross would show an emotional appreciation.”We are asking our readers to please sign the petition below. But if anything can encourage the public to stay safely at home, it’s the thought of stretching out on the sofa to watch Manchester City v Liverpool or England’s cricketers against the Aussies.If all goes to plan and the coronavirus pandemic starts to ease, the UK will ­cautiously start to emerge from isolation on May 7.That would allow our footballers, cricketers, rugby players and athletes to return to full-time training after six weeks of treadmills and exercise bikes.In an ideal world, it would mean the Premier League being able to resume behind closed doors on May 30.In the meantime, all eyes will be on Germany, where the first major football league plans to start again on May 9.But if anything should go wrong in the Bundesliga, and even one player goes down with the virus, it would be a massive setback for everyone.Let’s hope that does not come to pass.Britain needs our sporting heroes like never before.7 Welcoming back sporting icons — such as Harry Kane, above, Ben Stokes, Owen Farrell, Dina Asher-Smith and Rory McIlroy — will be a huge lift to millions of BritsCredit: PA:Press Association7 Live sporting events could soon return to the UK’s TV screensCredit: Alamy7MOST READ IN COMMENTCommentDAMIEN LANE5p piece was most prized possession of Irishman in 1980s Germany – here’s whyCOMMENTOliver CallanHas opposition held Government to account for its knee-jerk Covid reactions?Commentmark mayPublic debate about Daniel Kinahan’s role in sport should be watershed momentCommentALLY ROSSCelebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins was the saving grace of lockdownCommentRODERIC O’GORMANWe can emerge from crisis with economy focus AND tackle climate changeCommentOLIVER CALLANMarriage equality has improved so many of our lives – 5yrs after referendumCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.NBA ‘to launch video game league among players to be broadcast on ESPN’ amid coronavirus sport shutdown   First Name* Confirm Enter your save and resume password GOT a story? 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World Cup organisers hoping for SBW to kick-off 2021 edition


first_imgPhoto Getty Images Caption Sonny Bill Williams Australia will meet Fiji, Italy and Scotland in Group B, while New Zealand were drawn against Ireland, Jamaica and Lebanon in Group C and Tonga play Cook Islands, Papua New Guinea and Wales in Group D.In the women’s tournament, New Zealand were drawn in the same pool as Australia in a massive boost for the likes of England and PNG.However, most interest in the Throne Room at Buckingham Palace centred on which team Prince Harry picked as England’s opponents in the opening match on 23 October, 2021. The match will be played at St James’ Park in Newcastle.Tournament organisers couldn’t have hoped for a better outcome as Samoa have the potential to be a massive draw card if Williams chooses to play for them.The dual-code superstar, who is set to make his return to rugby league this weekend for Toronto Wolfpack at Castleford, qualifies for Samoa through his father John and has previously spoken about representing his heritage.If Williams can be convinced to play for Samoa, the likes of Roger Tuivasa-Sheck, Payne Haas and Josh Papalii may follow suit.With Anthony Milford, Martin Taupau, Joey Leilua, Jorge Taufua, Jarome Luai and Tino Faasuamaleaui in their squad, Samoa have the potential to rival Tonga as an international force but recent results have been disappointing.However, Samoa would at least be expected to advance to the quarter-finals after being drawn in Group A alongside hosts England, World Cup founders France and newcomers Greece…last_img read more


Snax Lae Tigers focused to make grand final


first_imgCoach Stanley Tepend said Tigers are overdue for a grand final win after doing well in the round robin but missing out on the grand final every season.Tigers are currently leading the ladder after Round 2 following their win on the weekend against Port Moresby Vipers.Tepend said it’s really early now but they’d like to make the finals.“We owe it to all our supporters and families that have stuck with us over the years and also to the Franchise owner Lae Snax who have stuck by this team,” Tepend said.Tigers take on Wamp Nga Mt Hagen Eagles this weekend at Hagen.Tepend said it will be a hard road trip but the plane trip to Moresby to play the Vipers on the weekend is an advantage because they wouldn’t be on the road two weeks in a row.“Even though it’s an away game for us, we will be really looking forward to that to gain some support in the highlands for the season so hopefully we’ll get a win,” Tepend said.last_img read more


1×1 of Real Madrid: Isco, Kroos and Modric, lampless geniuses


first_imgCourtoisAlmost a Saudi viewer more. His first notable stop was in the 75th minute. Madrid protected him by playing almost a continuous round of half of the Valencian field. Little did put in the 1-3 of Parejo of penalty in the 93 ‘.CarvajalHe was not surprised by Gayà and although it was not a particularly offensive day that of Leganense, Madrid did not need it either.BouquetsWithout Rodrigo’s threat, he barely had a job with Gameiro. He ended up in the area trying his little goal and his was the involuntary hand of the penalty. You can afford it, direct the strongest defense in Madrid in the last two decades.VaraneHe is very fine physically and mentally grown, so he no longer offers gaps. Before Valencia, elegance and practicality. One of the sweetest moments of his career.MendyWithout stridence, well in defense as it is usual but not very decisive when it goes deep. Their centers still suspend. He left his place to Marcelo in the 70 ‘.CasemiroHe did not have to suffer with Ferran behind him and offered his control football with the usual mastery. Placid night for him in Jeddah.KroosHe won the intelligence and aiming contest with his Olympic goal. Jaume Domènech is not going to forget to cover a stick in a corner again. Kroos barely celebrated his work of art, that’s one hundred percent German …Valverde It does not regulate or save a drop of sweat. It moved between Parejo and Kondogbia like a jet plane. It is immovable of the eleven.IscoHis was the 0-2 with mischief and it was the genius who left the lamp the rest of the game. Inside, out, on the edge of the area or moving the ball, it was ubiquitous. When it is in genius mode and it is believed, it is unquestionably owned material with Madrid and La Roja.ModricSaudi fans will be able to say that they saw in person one of the last great goals of the little Croatian violinist. That much with the outside was of postcard. At times midpoint and almost second striker, he liked it as if he was fifteen years younger. Plethoric.JovicHis style and Benzema’s can not be more antagonistic and it shows that the white team is accustomed to French. It was an islet in Jeddah. Zidane asks for patience with the Bosnian Serbo, but Jovic’s face on the bench gave away that he knew he had lost a chance of pure gold.MarceloZidane gave him the last twenty minutes and took a thunderous ovation from King Abdullah.JamesThe last quarter of an hour was his after two months of leave due to injury. And it gave him time to have an occasion, after two good caracoleos, in 84 ‘. The Colombian will have to sweat a lot to make a dent in this Madrid that goes on wheels.MarianoThe 0-3 made Zizou give him a gift from Reyes three days late. He left in the 80 ‘in what have been his first minutes of the season.last_img read more


A Coruña will appoint Arsenio Iglesias Adoptive Son


first_imgConsider also that Arsenio’s sports career is “linked to the most unique pages of the city’s sports history, in objective victories, such as the Copa del Rey of 1995, and also and very especially with collective emotions of the city, in the attainment of ascent and fought permanence or in the trajectory of Deportivo Europe “.The Commission has made this determination after on the change.org website the journalist Alfonso Hermida initiated a petition so that Arsenio, 89, was distinguished by the City Council of A Coruña. At the end of 2017, Arsenio was also named Favorite Son of Arteixo, his hometown, adjacent to A Coruña.As a player he played for Deportivo, Sevilla, Granada and Oviedo and played 238 games in the highest category of national football.Later, as coach, he directed Deportivo in four stages between 1970 and the 1990s and was a key figure in the so-called Superdepor, who won the first official title of the club (the Copa del Rey of 1995) and was about to win the League in 1994, when he lost it on the last day after failing a penalty in the final moments.Arsenio, who also directed Hercules, Zaragoza, Burgos, Elche and Almería, He closed his career as a coach on the bench of Real Madrid in the 1995-96 season, although later he took charge of the Galician team. The City Council of A Coruña will appoint the city’s Adoptive Son as former coach and former player of Deportivo Arsenio Iglesias, who also directed in his career on the benches at Real Madrid, among other clubs, and will have a street in the city.The Municipal Honors and Distinctions Commission agreed Friday to grant the title to Arsenio Iglesias for “his personal, sporting merits and the work he developed promoting the city, as well as for his social recognition”, the local government explains in a statement.The Commission has also agreed to grant a street in the city and that the Sports City of the Tower bears his name. The initiative had the support of all municipal groups and must be approved by the Plenary.“The figure of Arsenio does not require presentation in the city. His name is linked to the most outstanding moments of that collective heritage that is Deportivo, in addition to constituting, by itself, one of the most relevant athletes and professionals linked to the elite sport that has taken the name of our city, “says the City Council.last_img read more


Carvajal arrives clean to the derby


first_imgDani Carvajal will arrive clean of cards to the derby against Atlético de Madrid (February 1st). The side will miss the match against the Valladolid (January 26) when seeing the fifth yellow against the Seville by wasting time taking the ball and trying to delay the serve of a player from the Lopetegui team. The card arrived in the 87th minute and the player was seen winking at Militao. two The match against Valladolid will be the second to miss the side this season due to card accumulation. The first match was on the first day of the League against Celtic by dragging the sanction of the 18/19 season.last_img


Suárez-dependence in Barça away from Camp Nou


first_imgThus, Suarez scored a goal in the victory 0-2 from Getafe after one ‘assistance’ by Ter Stegen; it was basic in the comeback in Leganés, where Barça won 1-2 thanks among other things to somewhat Uruguayan and also actively participated in the 0-3 from Eibar. When you have not marked, has been able to attend. Made screen for Messi in the Wanda 0-1 goal. The Argentine, after exceptional driving, relied very well on the Uruguayan to beat Oblak. In Liga, Suarez had a very prominent paper also in some draws In the 2-2 of AnoetaHe attended Griezmann for 1-1 and advanced to Barça after a pass from Messi that left him facing goal. Y against Espanyol, made a Golazo center of Alba and gave another spectacular pass to Arturo Vidal. In Champions, his participation was also decisive in Prague (He participated in the 1-2 that was granted at his own door) and in Milan, assisting Ansu in a similar way to Messi in the Wanda for 1-2. The Barca has had certain Suárez-dependence this season out of home. The Uruguayan is a player with whom you can go to war, especially outside Camp Nou. Have spirit and prints character to the team. his absence is noted. So much that, a journey through the statistics of the course discover that in all the games that Barça have won out this season, Suárez has been participation. Newly operated of the right knee for the second time in two years, the lesion of Suarez makes a tremendous damage to Barça. It is not only his figures, that also (until his injury, he had participated in 41% of Barça’s goals). It is your job to make Messi happier in the grass and open corridors that now the Argentine will have to find in other places and with the help of other colleagues. Suárez is not expected until May. We’ll see if it’s late or not for Barça.last_img read more