Lamar Picked for Top Spot in Southland Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll

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first_img 4. Nicholls 226 The preseason poll is voted upon by the head coach and sports information director from each Southland school. Each individual ranks the other 12 teams in their predicted order of regular season finish. Ranking one’s own school is not permitted. Social Media Day can be followed on the Southland’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts, with a preview show streaming on ESPN3 tonight at 6 p.m. The ESPN3 preview show, available via https://sland.social/ESPN3MD and ESPN apps, will be archived immediately following its initial airing. 12. Incarnate Word 71 3. Central Arkansas (2) 231 Nicholls is tabbed for fourth after winning its first Southland Conference tournament and making its first foray into the NCAA tournament in 2017-18. Senior Cassidy Barrios will lead the way after earning player of the year honors last season. The 5-foot-10-inch guard finished the season third in the conference for points per game (17.3) and rebounds (9.1) and second in steals per game (2.9), blocked shots (1.5) and three-point field goal percentage (.400). Central Arkansas, the only team other than Lamar to receive first-place votes (2), is slated to finish in third place – the same spot they ended the regular-season last year. Sandra Rushing’s Sugar Bears are seeking a fourth-straight 25-win season after advancing to the WBI championship last spring. 1. Lamar (24) 288 6. Abilene Christian 178 School (First-place votes) Total The announcement was made this morning as Southland Conference Basketball Social Media Day commenced at the Toyota Center in downtown Houston. The home of the Houston Rockets is where all 26 head coaches from the league’s men’s and women’s programs are previewing the upcoming season today. Coaches are participating in Q&A sessions, media interviews, social media activities and one-on-one segments. The season is bookended in the Houston area, starting with today’s preview event and ending nearby at the Merrell Center in Katy, Texas, with the Southland Conference tournament on March 13-17. 2018-19 Southland Women’s Basketball Preseason Poll 8. McNeese 128center_img 7. New Orleans 153 Robin Harmony, last season’s Southland Coach of the Year, and her Cardinals are the overwhelming favorite to repeat as regular-season champions. Last season, Lamar went 22-8 and 17-1 in league play to claim the conference title. They are seeking consecutive women’s basketball championships for the first time in program history. Lamar’s leaders include a preseason All-Southland first team backcourt of Chastadie Barrs and Moe Kinard. Both are seniors and Barrs is the three-time reigning Southland Defensive Player of the Year. 2. Stephen F. Austin 248 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 209 9. Southeastern Louisiana 102 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, coming off a 19-12 campaign, is the No. 5 team. Meanwhile, Abilene Christian, New Orleans, McNeese, Southeastern Louisiana and Houston Baptist round out the top 10. They are followed by Northwestern State, Incarnate Word, and Sam Houston State. HOUSTON – Lamar received the maximum 24 votes from the Southland Conference’s head coaches and sports information directors to earn the top spot in the league’s 2018-19 women’s basketball preseason poll. Stephen F. Austin is expected to finish second. Central Arkansas received two first-place votes and is expected to finish third. 13. Sam Houston State 32 11. Northwestern State 76 Stephen F. Austin, who finished second last year after finishing 25-8 and 16-2 in conference, figures to push the Cardinals after letting a lead slip away in the Southland Conference title game. Mark Kellogg’s Ladyjacks return three starters in seniors Kennedy Harris, Chanell Hayes and Imani Johnson. Hayes is a second team preseason all-conference selection. SFA is seeking a third-straight 25-win season and a return to postseason play for a third consecutive year after a berth in the WNIT in 2018.  10. Houston Baptist 86last_img read more

Chrystal Ezechukwu Named Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

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first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chrystal Ezechukwu is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Ezechukwu led the Colonels (6-14, 3-8) to a 79-63 win over McNeese with 35 points last Wednesday night, her second consecutive career-high scoring performance. The senior was three rebounds shy of a double-double against the Cowgirls but also recorded three assists, one block and one steal in the win. In addition to an 87.5-percent clip from the free throw line, Ezechukwu also registered a 63.6-percent outing from the field against the Cowgirls.Basketball Player of the Week – Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls – Sr. – Forward – Decatur, Ga.Ezechukwu set a career-high scoring mark for the second-consecutive game, pouring in 35 points to go along with seven rebounds, three assists and no turnovers in a 79-63 victory at home over rival McNeese. Following her 25-point game last weekend, Ezechukwu had another dominating performance Wednesday night, going 14-of-22 from the field and 7-for-8 at the free-throw line. Her 35 points are the most by any Southland player in a single game this season and are just four shy of the Colonels’ program record.Honorable Mention: Damilola Balogun, McNeese; Caitlyn Williams, Southeastern Louisiana; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA OFFERS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $157,053 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.

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first_imgSANTA ANITA OFFERS 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $157,053 INTO SATURDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 12:30 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 7, 2020)–In addition to a pair of graded stakes on a nine-race program, fans will be greeted on Saturday by a carryover of $157,053 in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot.With a carryover from Sunday of $135,744 to shoot at, $93,072 in new money was wagered today, creating a total pool of $228,816.With no singleton, there were 415 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $119.90.First post time for Saturday’s nine-race card is at 12:30 p.m. with approximate post time for the fourth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, at 1:58 p.m. PT.The Grade II, $200,000 Las Virgenes Stakes, for 3-year-old fillies at one mile, has been carded as Saturday’s fifth race, with the Richard Baltas-trained Venetian Harbor installed as the 2-5 morning line favorite.The Grade III, $100,000 Thunder Road Stakes, for older horses at one mile on turf, will go as race seven, with Simon Callaghan’s True Valour pegged as the 7-2 early favorite in a wide-open field of 10.Santa Anita’s admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. Saturday. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Kane admits he’s ambitious and won’t stay at Tottenham for ‘sake of it’

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first_imgHARRY KANE has dealt Spurs a hammer blow by admitting he’s “ambitious” and won’t hang around at the club “for the sake of it.”The England captain, 26, has been at Tottenham since 2004 and is already their third-highest goalscorer in history.2 Harry Kane says he won’t remain at Spurs if it stands in the way of him realising his dreamsCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut Kane insists sentiment alone will not hold him back from becoming one of the world’s “best” players.Kane said: “I love Spurs, I’ll always love Spurs.”But I’ve always said, if I don’t feel we’re going in the right direction then I’m not someone who will just stay for the sake of it. “I’m an ambitious player, I want to become one of the best players.”2Kane’s revelation is sure to alert potential suitors this summer, with Manchester United and Real Madrid both reportedly interested.And Spurs boss Jose Mourinho may now need to convince Kane of his transfer plans for next season if he wants to keep the striker in the capital.Kane has already become a legend at Tottenham, having scored 181 goals in just 278 games.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’He also has 32 goals in 45 games for England.But despite his impressive individual record, Kane is yet to lift a piece of silverware in his professional career.The hitman turns 27 in July, and it remains to be seen how many more birthdays Kane has in north London.Tanguy Ndombele shows off his moves as he joins Tottenham players in traininglast_img read more

Maguire, not money, lured Rochow to Souths

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first_imgThe former NSW Country representative was on the verge of signing with the defending premiers midway through last season but opted for a one-year deal with the Bunnies because of his relationship with Maguire.  The 26-year-old former Storm player had one season with Maguire while he was an assistant at Melbourne before the now Rabbitohs mentor moved to Wigan for a two-year coaching deal in the English Super League. “He was mainly the attacking coach and he spent a lot of time working with our back-rowers in Melbourne. He basically worked on the finer parts of attack with individual players,” Rochow told NRL.com. “I did a brief amount of work – it was nothing extensive – but I took a lot out of those moments. Rugby league is a great game where you can build connections off the smallest amounts of time with people. “When you’re making a decision to change clubs, you’ve got to look at the head coach, the playing group and where you’re going to live. “Working with a few of these players before and being familiar with Michael Maguire’s setup – and having a good chat with him and a couple of players like ‘GI’ (Greg Inglis) – that was probably the main thing that got me here. “I thought looking at the roster there was an opportunity to work and develop with some of the players.”The luckless forward was restricted to just 13 matches over the past two seasons due to bulging discs in his back as well as back-to-back broken arms that halted his time in Newcastle.  But Rabbitohs fans needn’t worry about his health, with Rochow declaring himself 100 per cent fit heading into the new season and with a point to prove at his new club.  “My injuries were unfortunate. I probably didn’t come back 100 per cent after breaking my arm, and if you’re not 100 per cent in this game you’re opening yourself up to some more injuries,” he said. “While it was frustrating, I think I dealt with it pretty well. It’s not something I want to be good at, but I am good at dealing with injuries. You learn to deal with it, and I’m extremely grateful to have some truly amazing people in my life. They always keep you positive. “I’ve done everything this pre-season – I haven’t missed any sessions – so I’m feeling really fit. I don’t feel like anything is holding me back so I’m ready to get on the field and get back into it.”Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis said it was good to see his former Storm teammate back on the paddock and backed him to succeed at his new club. “You knew he was going to be a player. He was one of those guys that asked questions and wanted to learn whenever possible,” said Inglis, who recalled their brief time together in Melbourne. “He just wanted to get back to playing footy [here at Souths]. He’s had little niggles over the years and I think we bought him at the right time. He’s done a great job in Newcastle. He’s an exceptional player, and off the field he ticks all the boxes.”last_img read more

Murray celebrates 29th birthday with win over Djokovic in Rome Masters final

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first_imgJust a week after Djokovic had beaten him in the final of the Madrid Masters, the Scot gained his revenge over the world number one in another claycourt final with a superb 6-3, 6-3 win in one hour and 35 minutes.Djokovic was not at his best and in a grumpy mood, complaining on several occasions to the umpire about the slippery court surface on a damp day at the Foro Italico.Yet the defeat, just his third of the entire season, could not be totally put down to hints of weariness from Djokovic after a tough week’s work as he told Murray afterwards: “Well done Andy, you were just too good.”It was an emphatic triumph, after finishing runner-up in Madrid and making the semi-finals in Monte Carlo, to convince Murray that he now must have his best shot yet at winning the French Open, which begins next weekend.In the week that Murray announced an amicable split from coach Amelie Mauresmo, this was only the second time in their last 14 meetings that he had beaten Djokovic and it was his first victory in their six duels on clay.The light rain in the Italian capital really seemed to dampen Djokovic’s spirit as he complained to the umpire that it was “too dangerous” to continue but his appeals were brushed aside by the official, Damian Steiner.Murray was aggressive from the start, taking command in the light drizzle, and even when Djokovic appeared to be fighting back in the second set, Murray saved break points in successive games to begin imposing himself again.At the end, Djokovic capitulated with surprising swiftness, hitting a couple of errant forehands and a double fault at 3-5 down before Murray conjured up one inspirational backhand winner from way beyond the tramlines to lift the title.No British man had won the Italian title since Patrick Hughes in 1931 and the triumph will put Murray into the world number two spot on Monday ahead of Roger Federer before the second of the season’s slams starts in Paris.Reuterslast_img read more

Did you know that there is no English translation for these words in Spanish?

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first_imgIn the world there are currently more than 7,000 different languages, of which the second most spoken is Spanish. This language is increasingly used throughout the world and in addition to being spoken in Spain, it is the native language of many Latin American countries and is increasingly common among the inhabitants of the United States. Spanish is composed of almost 300 thousand different words and although it seems surprising among all of them there are some that have no translation into English. This fact is not so rare since it occurs because in English there is no exact word for that situation or thing although similar, or even because a specific concept does not exist in this language.Words that have no English translationThe day before yesterday: Spanish is one of the few languages ​​that only needs one word to refer to the day before yesterday.Reveal: Term that is used to refer to not being able to sleep or the moment we wake up and we can not fall asleep again.Elf: Word that originated to refer to a fantastic and small being that caused uproar and sometimes even some chaos.Brand New: Wear something that is new for the first time, be it a piece of clothing like a book.Chilly: Spanish is the only language that has a word to refer to people who are much more affected by the cold.To snack: As everyone knows the meal times in Spain are very different from other countries and that is why this term was born that refers to food that is made in the middle of the afternoon.Desktop: Period of time given after lunch or dinner and in which we continue talking with other guests.One-eyed: In English there is no exact word to define a person who has a problem in one eye or even one is missing.Shame on others: In English the word that comes closest to refer to the shame you feel for the things that someone else does is “embarrassed”. Image: iStockcenter_img There are words in Spanish that have no English translationThis occurs by not having an exact word or the absence of a concept.last_img read more

Sinner surprises Goffin and meets Carreño in Rotterdam

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first_imgChosen by his personal teammates because the irruption of the yr on the 2019 ATP Awards, Sinner is educated by the skilled Italian coach Ricardo Piatti, and has been the youngest participant to complete in the ‘Prime 80’ from Rafael Nadal (No. 47), 17, in 2003, when he rose from 553 originally of the season, to 78.It is going to be the primary confrontation with Carreño, 30 of the world and 28 years previous, who on Wednesday beat his countryman Roberto Bautista, 6-4, 2-6 and 7-6 (4). The Italian Jannik Sinner, 18 years previous and nice promise of tennis, left Ok.O. to the Belgian David Goffin, tenth of the world, by 7-6 (7) and 7-5 in virtually two hours, and would be the Spanish rival Pablo Carreño in the quarterfinals of the Roterdam (Netherlands) event.The winner of the New Era Finals final yr in Milan He thus achieved one of the crucial vital victories of his younger profession.The double fouls, seven, one in all them in the final recreation, condemned Goffin that was very pressured by the solidity of Sinner throughout all of the encounter. The Italian gained 72 % of the factors along with his first serve and 44 % of those that performed the remainder, confirming him as a fearsome opponent when remaining.last_img read more

The Laureus 2020 reward Messi and recognize the trajectory of the Spanish Basketball Federation

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first_imgThe Argentine soccer player of Barcelona, ​​Leo Messi, the English driver Lewis Hamilton (Mercedes), the American gymnast Simone Biles and the South African rugby team were some of the great winners of the Laureus 2020 Awards, which were delivered this Monday in Berlin and left an honorary prize for the Spanish Basketball Federation for his male and female career during these last 20 years.In the category of ‘Best Male Athlete’, neither the Catalan rider Marc Márquez (Repsol Honda), MotoGP world champion, nor the Balearic tennis player Rafa Nadal, winner in 2019 of Roland Garros, the US Open and the Davis Cup, could Conquer the precious statuette, which for the first time in the history of these awards was shared by Leo Messi and Lewis Hamilton, who received the same number of votes from the members of the Academy.The ’10’ Blaugrana did not go to Berlin and asked for “forgiveness” through a video. “I was very excited to be able to be for what it means and I want to send this message to thank the Academy for giving me this recognition. It is a very important prize and I am especially honored to be the first to win it in a group sport,” The Argentine said.For his part, Hamilton, who did attend the gala, recognized the “honor of being surrounded by so many stars and legends” and thanked Mercedes-Benz for giving “the opportunity” and Laureus “for changing the life of so many people around the world. ““It is everyone’s responsibility to use our platform to really push for gender equality, inclusion and make sure we are participating and trying to represent where the world is today,” added Stevenage, who in 2019 conquered his sixth F World Championship. -one.The ÑBA was surpassed by the Springboks, but ended the Extraordinary AchievementThere was also no luck for the national sport in the category of ‘Best International Team’, where the Spanish men’s basketball team, world champion last year, aspired to Laureus, but was defeated by the South African rugby team, world champion and who won his second Laureus after 2008. The ‘Springboks’ were also able to vote with Liverpool, Mercedes team, the US women’s soccer team and Toronto Raptors. Carlos Jiménez, Marta Fernández, Sergio Scariolo, Elisa Aguilar, Amaya Valdemoro and Pepu Hernández. Photo: EFE The Argentine wins the award for Best Sportsman of the Year with HamiltonThe FEB, award for two decades of triumphs in men’s and women’s teamsRafa Nadal, Marc Márquez and the Toronto Raptors are left without an awardcenter_img But the Spanish sport did not leave empty of the German capital since the Laureus Academy granted him an honorary award, the Extraordinary Achievement Award, which has only been awarded four times and in recognition of his work with the selections of All categories and genres.Elisa Aguilar, director of Competitions of the FEB, was in charge of thanking for receiving, from the Jamaican sprinter Shelly-Ann Fraser, “a special prize”. “Here there is a lot of passion, humility, hard work and the effort of all those who commit to make it possible and who work hard in the shade to get this award. This recognition is an honor because there are many people behind us who continue to Spanish basketball continues to grow, “he said.The board was accompanied on stage by national coach Sergio Scariolo, former coach Pepu Hernández, and former players Carlos Jiménez, Amaya Valdemoro and Marta Fernández, and Pau Gasol also recorded a video of thanks for this “recognition of the hard work of all male and female teams. “Simone Biles takes her third Laureus at age 22In addition, the American gymnast Simone Biles repeated the award with respect to 2019 and won for the third time, also after 2017, the Laureus for the “ Best Female Athlete ” ahead of Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, the Americans Allyson Felix, Megan Rapinoe and Mikkaela Shiffrin and the Japanese Naomi Osaka. “It’s great to have my third Laureus and I want to thank my family and my fans,” he said, in a live connection from his training place, the pentacampeona of the world last year.The winner of the Tour de France, the Colombian Egan Bernal (INEOS), won the ‘Revelation’ award, while the ‘Reappearance’ went to the German pilot Sophia Flörsch, who reappeared last November at the Macau GP , precisely where a year before he suffered a serious accident in F3 that caused a spinal fracture.The Ukrainian Oksana Masters won the award for ‘Best Athlete with Disability’ and the American ‘rider’ Chloe Kim for ‘Best Sports Athlete’. In addition, the Indian cricket team won the award that awarded the ‘Best Sports Moment’ of these 20 years of history of the awards for the conquest of the 2011 World Cup, and former German basketball player Dirk Nowitzki received the Trajectory award Deportiva, which closed a gala that also had a memory of the figure of the late Kobe Bryant, honored with a minute of applause.–LAUREUS 2020 AWARDS LISTBEST MALE SPORTSMAN: Leo Messi and Lewis Hamilton.BEST FEMALE SPORTSMAN: Simone Biles.BEST TEAM: South African rugby team.DISCLOSURE OF THE YEAR: Egan Bernal.RECURRENCE OF THE YEAR: Sophia Flörsch.BEST SPORTSMAN WITH DISABILITIES: Okasana Masters.BEST ACTION SPORTSMAN: Chloe Kim.EXTRAORDINARY ACHIEVEMENT AWARD: Spanish Basketball Federation.BEST SPORTS MOMENT: Indian cricket team.SPORTS TRAJECTORY: Dirk Nowitzki.last_img read more

The Botafogo prepares another bomb: Yaya Touré

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first_imgLess than a month ago, Botafogo has convinced Japanese Keisuke Honda to go play Brazil. However, the team continues to try to strengthen itself with another great player who has a few years left. It’s about Yaya Toure. 24 The Ivorian soccer player militates in the Quingdao Huanghai of China, but is willing to listen to offers. In fact, as published Goloboesporte, the coach will meet tomorrow with the former president, Carlos Augusto Montenegro, to try to close the operation.They will do it in Paris, after the player has spoken with the coach of what would be his future team, Paulo Autuori, and once the meeting is arranged, he seems to have liked what he has been told about the Brazilian club. The operation would be financed with the help of investors such as youtuber Felipe Neto or the humorist Marcelo Adnet, according to the Brazilian newspaper.If the agreement is finalized, the Botafogo would gather Honda and Yaya Toure in the center of the field, two now veteran players that were authentic cracks.last_img read more