Sam Houston’s Davila, Nicholls’ Kilcrease Earn Weekly Baseball Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State infielder Diego Davila is the Southland Conference Hitter of the Week and Nicholls hurler Trever Kilcrease earns Pitcher of the Week honors, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Davila helped the Bearkats to four wins in Houston last week, including a 10-9 win over Rice and a three-game sweep of Houston Baptist to open Southland Conference play. The freshman from Spring, Texas, reached base safely in nine of his 16 plate appearances for the week, delivering four extra-base hits in that span.Sam Houston State (10-3, 3-0 SLC) closes out a nine-game stretch away from home with two mid-week contests at Louisiana Tech tonight and Wednesday before returning home for a three-game slate against Incarnate Word, beginning Friday evening at 6:30 p.m. CT. Despite carrying a no-hitter into the ninth inning and striking out 14 batters, Kilcrease’s Friday night gem against New Orleans was spoiled by a ninth-inning comeback for the Privateers. The Colonels were able to bounce back and take two-of-three from UNO over the weekend.Nicholls (9-8, 2-1 SLC) has a home-and-home with Alcorn State on Tuesday and Wednesday evenings, both at 6 p.m., before opening a three-game series against Central Arkansas on Friday.Hitter of the Week – Diego Davila, Sam Houston State – Freshman – Infielder – Spring, TexasDavila had a pair of hits and two RBI in a 10-9 win at Rice, with no at-bat bigger than his bases-loaded RBI walk he drew with two outs in the eighth inning to break a 9-9 tie and bring in the game-winning run over the Owls. He had an RBI double and scored a run in Friday’s series opener against HBU, then went 1-for-2 with an RBI and a double in a 17-5 win over the Huskies on Saturday. He saved his biggest game for Sunday, a day that started with his first career home run, a three-run shot in the second inning that put SHSU ahead 3-1. He also added another double later in the game and finished with a .923 slugging percentage for the week.Honorable Mention: Luis Trevino, Abilene Christian; Brandon Uhse, Stephen F. Austin; Mike Williams, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Pitcher of the Week – Trever Kilcrease, Nicholls – Junior – Pitcher – Panama City Beach, Fla.Kilcrease, whose 14 strikeouts are the most by a Southland hurler this season, struck out the side twice and walked just three batters before his no-hit bid was broken up with one out in the ninth. Kilcrease left the game with a 2-1 lead after 116 pitches, but ended up with a no decision.Honorable Mention: Cody Davenport, Central Arkansas; Jonathan Ellison, McNeese; Corey Gaconi, Southeastern Louisiana.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


first_imgRECORD HANDLE FOR BREEDERS’ CUP FUTURE STARS FRIDAYARCADIA, CALIF. (Nov. 1, 2019) – All-sources handle for the 10-race program of the first day of the 36th Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita Park was $56,517,228, a record for Breeders’ Cup Friday and a 5.4% increase over last year’s 10-race Breeders’ Cup Future Stars Friday card at Churchill Downs.The Future Stars Friday card featured five Breeders’ Cup races for 2-year-old horses, the second consecutive year of grouping all of the juvenile races on the same day since the event expanded to its current two-day format in 2007.Friday’s attendance was 41,243 and Friday’s on-track handle for the 10-race card was $6,340,351.Breeders’ Cup Friday attendance and handle history:2018, Churchill Downs – 42,249; $53,636,2722017, Del Mar — 32,728; $52,273,8832016, Santa Anita — 45,673; $49,651,6002015, Keeneland – 44,497; $46,251,9652014, Santa Anita – 37,205; $47,666,9822013, Santa Anita – 35,633; $52,594,3702012, Santa Anita – 34,619; $48,997,0092011, Churchill Downs – 40,677; $52,095,2022010, Churchill Downs – 41,614; $54,889,3882009, Santa Anita – 37,651; $50,662,9452008, Santa Anita – 31,257; $49,473,3042007, Monmouth Park – 27,803; $31,499,007last_img read more

Vanuatu table tennis player makes record second time Olympic qualification

first_imgInternational Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) has confirmed on Tuesday, April 12, that Shing has qualified on merit for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. In 2015 Shing was one of the 12 potential athletes from the developing nations of the world that was nominated by the ITTF With the Future in Mind Program Road to Rio. The Objective of the program is to assist elite athletes in their preparation and qualification for the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, Rio 2016. Shing has trained in Sweden for two-and-a-half months between October — December 2015 and again in February 2016 before the Oceania Olympic Qualifications in March held in Melbourne, Australia. This is the second time that Shing has been qualified on merit for the Olympics. First was in London 2012 and 2016 but the 3rd Olympic Games that Vanuatu Table Tennis participated from 2008 Beijing — Priscila Tommy, 2012 — Yoshua Shing and Anolyn Lulu and 2016 — Yoshua Shing. This is the first time for an athlete in Vanuatu to qualify on merit twice for the Olympic Games, an achievement which Vanuatu Table Tennis Federation (VTTF) is very proud of. Vanuatu Table Tennis would like to thank the ITTF With the Future in Mind Program for seeing the potential in our athlete and sponsoring him in preparing him towards the Olympic Qualification, which he participated and has qualified.VTTF would also like to thank the Oceania Table Tennis Federation, VASANOC, Chinese Government for the support given to make their and Vanuatu’s dreams for Rio come true. VTTF would also like to say a big thank you to Shing for his passion, effort, hard work that he has put into his training and competition which now put Vanuatu on the list of the XXI Olympiad, Rio 2016. VTTF lastly would like to say thank you to the family and fans of table tennis that have shown him the support he needed.(Yoshua Shing of Vanuatu serving at the 2014 ITTF-Oceania Cup & Championships. Photo courtesy of Andrew Perryman | Bendigo Weekly)last_img read more

LeBron James, Stephen Curry honour boxing legend during NBA Finals series

first_imgAli, who died Saturday (AEST) at age 74, was recalled for his sacrifices and struggles for social justice, as well as his boxing career, by the two giants of the NBA.The late boxer lost three prime years of his career for his stand against fighting in the Vietnam War before the US Supreme Court vindicated him in 1971.”When an icon like Muhammad Ali passes away, it’s just very emotional,” James said.”It’s also gratifying to know that guy, one man, will sacrifice so much of his life knowing it will better the next generation of men and women after him.”James said he would not be among the world’s richest and best known athletes if not for Ali.”I wouldn’t be able to walk in restaurants, go anywhere where blacks weren’t allowed back in those days,” he said.”Today I can make trips to China and all over the world and people know my name and face. I give all credit to Muhammad Ali because he was the first icon. He’s the greatest of all time and it has nothing to do with his accomplishments in the ring.”His legacy will obviously live on.”Curry said Ali offered “an example of how you use your platform and speak what you believe no matter what people will say”.Warriors coach Steve Kerr began practice with an Ali tribute song including the lyrics: “I’m Ali, the black Superman. I’m Ali, catch me if you can.””What he did in terms of trying to promote equality, raising the level of consciousness about what was happening in this country – [he was] probably the most influential athlete in the history of our country,” Kerr said.last_img read more

Villarreal goes back to the Real and points to Europe

first_imgImanol Alguacil: “The one who failed today was me”The coach of the Royal Society, Imanol Alguacil, assured this Sunday, after the defeat of his team in Anoeta, that he who failed before the visiting team was he, the coach “txuriurdin”. Sheriff had planned to change Igor Zubeldia on the break, who had a yellow card and was very exposed in his defensive tasks by the Real’s attack game, before he committed the penalty that changed the sign of the match in favor of Villarreal . “I have not helped them enough because I had to have made the decision before, but of course after seeing …”, the blue and white coach lamented, who saw a first half in which his players were “far superior to them.” Sheriff also regretted the missed occasions by the Royal, another key to the defeat in which the modifications introduced by his rival after the break also had an impact. “We made a great first half, before a great rival, then they made a system change that hurt and, although we tried until the end, it was not possible and it was a shame,” said the coach from Gipuzkoa. After the first round, Imanol Alguacil took stock of the 19 games, said he was satisfied with the 31 points he has added and, above all, because “the team is close to winning in all matches and the results are not bad, but you have to achieve more with this style of play, “he said.Calleja: “Now you can dream about Europe”The Villarreal coach, Javier Calleja, did not hide his joy for the important victory in San Sebastian, congratulated his squad and said that “now you can dream about Europe”. “I am very optimistic, I always see the future well and we do nothing but grow. You have to fight for it, but with your feet on the ground because there is a whole second round and to win you have to do many things well,” said the coach Villarreal after the meeting. Calleja considered that his team is in “a good time” and was glad because 2020 begins as 2019 ended, “on the same line.” “Against top rivals the team gives the best version of itself,” he said. Precisely the margin of improvement that the Madrid coach sees is in the “games against” teams from half of the table down. “” That is our mole right now, “he added. The Villarreal coach also appreciated the victory to face to a Real that “offensively is one of the best teams in the competition.” He believes that the key to the victory was in “the change of system and in the way of pressing” of his men, which was when they began “to hurt.” They reminded him that Villarreal has spent 17 days playing away from home and scoring, something that reflects for Calleja that his squad “has a goal, talent and knows how to play offensive”, so he understands that “it is time to improve the defensive facet to be more forceful” . Goals1-0, 21 ‘: Willian José, 1-1, 57 ‘: Asparagus, 1-2, 71 ‘: Casserole Clear options came from the goal of Real, and also Villarreal. They started hitting the txuri-urdin, with a greater presence with the ball; but Villarreal responded immediately with quick transitions that neither Chukweze nor Gerard Moreno were able to finish. Nor Ødegaard and Portu were aiming fine. Until Willian José arrived to take advantage of a good Portu service from the right. The Brazilian did not forgive in a small area to open the scoring of a very busy game and could have come with many more goals to rest in both goals. The Real dominated a little more, which could have widened the difference with several Ødegaard pipes that failed to take advantage; but Villarreal didn’t wrinkle with his kickbacks.After the break, the scene of the meeting changed completely. Villarreal took advantage of the first option he had to tie, after a controversial move that could have changed the sign of the game even more. Chukweze entered like a rocket in the area of ​​the Royal Society and was clearly shot down by Zubeldia, who could have seen his second yellow and was ejected. The VAR reviewed the play for a possible offside of the Villarreal player, but there was none; and the referee did not understand that Zubeldia should have seen the red card. Trigueros did not fail from eleven meters and the draw was the beginning of the end for the San Sebastian. Calleja put Cazorla and Alberto Moreno on the pitch changing the game system, populating the field center, and the Txuri-Urdin were not able to adapt and neutralize the improvement with the yellow submarine ball.Touched the Real, Villarreal took advantage of its effectiveness to overcome the match thanks to Santi Cazorla. The Spaniard could have been offside, in a very fair position; but the VAR validated its position with great uncertainty and gave validity to 1-2 which was ultimately final. The realistic team was not able to find the possible interiors that Villarreal left in the first part and had the success of covering after the break. That hurt him because he lacked clarity in the final meters, to the point that only Merino had clear options to finish off, and one crashed into the crossbar. But little more offensive baggage in the second part, little to much he insisted and for the possession he had. Villarreal became great in defense, especially with Albiol and Pau Torres on the defensive axis, and endured the final minutes without great trouble to take a victory that puts him fully in the fight for European positions. ChangesAlberto Moreno (59 ‘, Xavier Quintillá), Casserole (60 ‘, Moi Gómez), Robin Le Normand (61 ‘, Igor Zubeldia), Isak (70 ‘, Willian José), Januzaj (74 ‘, Ander Guevara), Rubén Peña (81 ‘, Samuel Chukwueze) Add and follow the Villarreal at the expense of the Royal Society. The yellow submarine achieved its third straight victory in the Reale Arena, tracing the San Sebastian, who went from more to less, making a great first part, but sinking after the break. Willian José scored first, did not take advantage of the Real to expand the scoreboard before going through changing rooms; and Villarreal thanked him for taking advantage of his only two opportunities, which had to be validated by the VAR. La Real, even so, closes the first round in European positions; Villarreal looks out on the European balcony with three consecutive wins. The game started electric, as it was presumed having two contestants facing the opponent goal boldly. The Real, being the home team, tried to carry the weight of the contest trying to control the possession; but Villarreal, true to his style and without knowing how to speculate, also tried to discuss the domain of the ball. Trigueros and Ødegaard handled the final meters of their teams’ attacks, although the decisive actions were still lacking. And the defenses, always demanded with two such cheerful teams, began to suffer more and more as the minutes passed. In that context the occasions did not have to take long to arrive. CardsReferee: José María Sánchez MartínezVAR Referee: Eduardo Prieto IglesiasIgor Zubeldia (29 ‘, Yellow) Pau Francisco Torres (54 ‘, Yellow) Mario (60 ‘, Yellow) Alberto Moreno (65 ‘, Yellow) Zaldua (69 ‘, Yellow) Ander Guevara (70 ‘, Yellow) Albiol (76 ‘, Yellow) Januzaj (84 ‘, Yellow) For your (95 ‘, Yellowlast_img read more

1×1 of Atlético: without Morata there was no reference in the return of Carrasco

first_imgLlorente: Proof of fire before his team. In the first minutes he was ripped off with the ball, without complicating the slightest when receiving from behind. But after the first quarter of an hour he was uncorking and was very important in the growth of the team. He was close to overtaking Atlético at 18 minutes with a left foot that left outside. Physically, he is very strong, which allows him to reach the toppings. He completed the match and it seems that his importance for Simeone is growing. Enrique de la Fuente & nbsp; (GTRES) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Marcos Llorente during the derby against Real Madrid.Enrique de la Fuente (GTRES) Simeone had to face a new party ravaged by the casualties. Vrsaljko, before the injuries of Trippier and Arias, and Marcos Llorente, since at the last minute he fell off the Herrera list, they were the great novelties of the eleven rojiblanco. Atletico was growing in the first half with the passing of the minutes to become the dominator of the game, but as it has been happening throughout the season he failed in the definition. Correa had the clearest chance with a shot to the post. In the second part Vinicius’s entrance was a nightmare for Vrsaljko, which continues to notice the inactivity of the last year. Morata left replaced after 48 minutes and Atlético lost its reference above. Carrasco debuted after his return to the club in the winter market, which gave the presence team up. The lack of goal of the team is increasingly alarming. Belt: Right band to bite the team on that side. He enjoyed a very clear opportunity at 23 minutes, but his shot went to the post. Electric in his movements when he received with spaces, he went on to play upstairs with the change of Morata, something that impaired his participation in the match. It ended up diluting with the passing of the minutes.Saul: Left inside in defense, focused his position on attack to get more into play. He left flashes of quality, with a fantastic heel dribble in a play where Morata ended up asking for a penalty from Casemiro. With the departure of Thomas he went on to play in the double pivot. Accompanied by Llorente, it was difficult for them to move the team. He lacked intensity or heart. Vitolo: In the absence of João Félix, he played as Morata’s companion in the lead. At 18 minutes he tested Courtois for the first time with a dangerous but very focused shot. From that moment he began to concentrate the athletic attacks with his conductions and was capital in the best mattress minutes. Bold with the ball, he paused and clarified the attacks. Saul’s presence as an interior allowed him to have to work less on the side. In the second part he could appear less and left replaced 70 minutes later by Carrasco. Morata: Pure wear, did not stop offering uncheck space behind the sides of Real Madrid. The local fans took it with him, but he was not afraid. Work and more work, he fought everything with the white centrals. He requested a penalty for an action with Casemiro that the referee did not point out. He left after 48 minutes apparently with physical problems and the team noticed his departure greatly. Atlético lost the reference above, the possibility of searching for long balls and their only battering staff, since Costa is still injured, Saponjic has a secondary role and the long-awaited ‘9’ did not arrive in the winter market. Lemar: He replaced Morata in the 48th minute. With a lot of freedom of movement, he looked for dribbling and imbalance, but on many occasions he ended up losing the ball. I haven’t played for more than a month. Carrasco: He had the last 20 minutes with a single training on his legs after yesterday he returned to Atlético. He had not played for two months and he was noticed that he still has to catch pace, but he managed to force several corners and dangerous moves for his team. Great maneuver in the band before Ramos. You can be a very important player in the remainder of the course. Camel: Cholo’s last change in search of mordant above, where the team is very limited. He had virtually no chances of coming into play during the quarter of an hour he had on the grass of the Santiago Bernabéu.center_img Oblak: He had to intervene for the first time at 45 minutes in a shot from Modric that he caught easily. It took much less time to make his stop in the second half, since Valverde tested him with a distant shot at 47 minutes where the Slovenian had to stretch to clear the shot. Nothing could do in the goal of Benzema, who finished him in the small area. Vrsaljko: Second game after his serious knee injury. He did not have excessive defensive problems during the first half, although he did not lavish excessively in conscious attack that he had Correa ahead. Situation that changed completely with the entry of Vinicius, where the Croatian began to suffer in each attack. He saw the yellow one and ended up overcome when the whites sought the attack by his side. Savic: Safe from above, it was well placed during the first half, without risking the slightest in the ball out. Very fast to avoid an arrival of Valverde in the second part, where every time he had to face more spaces. Vrsaljko’s defensive problems forced him to fall a lot to the band.Felipe: Atlético’s defensive seat belt had to be very attentive to Madrid’s entries by the Lodi band. Benzema beat him in the clearing to make the white goal with a great Mendy center. He saw the yellow that will prevent him from playing against Granada, very sensitive for Cholo. Impossible to overcome in hand to hand, where it is a colossus. It costs him more to play in the left profile and loses participation in the exit. I gave it: As it happened in the Spanish Super Cup, Valverde turned to his band to test him on defense. Try to get ahead of the opponent he will receive from behind, but he suffers more when faced. However it is improving in the defensive facet and was better handled than in other meetings. In attack he could not find the band to center with danger. Thomas: Anchor of the team, in defense formed a double pivot next to Llorente and in attack was the defensive vertex of a triangle with the ’14’ on his right and Saul on the left. He relies heavily on his physical power to start with the ball and to make the toppings, but does not go through a peak shape. It has a very important role in the exit of the ball and when it is not so fine the team suffers. Despite that positionally it was very important in the first half. He left his place to Camel in recent moments and the team did not improve without him on the field. last_img read more

Commisso, against the referee: “La Juve doesn’t need help”

first_imgThe highest president of the Tuscan entity continued: “I am furious, I can’t see these things: let Juve win on the field, not thanks to the referees. It’s not fair: the bianconeri are a great team and don’t need help. ” The vice president of Juve Pavel Nedved, on the other hand, responded like this: “I respect Commisso but we are fed up of saying that we don’t deserve to win and that we always talk about referees.” This afternoon’s Juventus-Fiorentina caused the nth arbitration controversy in Calcium. The referee Pasqua granted two maximum penalties to the bianconeri (both made by Cristiano) and the president of the viola Rocco Commisso, in ‘DAZN’, was very angry with the braid decisions: “I have been here for six months, I never said anything about the referees, but the games cannot be decided like that, the players must do it. I am outraged, it has already happened with Genoa, with Inter, and today the second was not a penalty” .last_img read more

Madrid contacts the environment of Mané, according to ‘Mirror’

first_imgeleven In England they assure that Real Madrid is interested in the winger of Liverpool, Sadio Mané. Mirror He says that the white club would have contacted the environment of the Senegalese footballer to let him know that he continues on his wish list. It is a figure that the Spanish team has never reached for a transfer, so it would be a record transfer in the history of Real Madrid (Nor has ever been paid so much in the world for a footballer of African origin). This season he has managed to score 18 goals and you have distributed 12 assists in 38 games with the red (his team could be champion without the resumption of Premier League), and although he has three more years left on his contract, Real Madrid would go after him as soon as he opens the summer transfer window.It would have to be seen how Mané fits into Zidane’s drawing, in which it is supposed that Karim Benzema would have him aside and Vinicius Junior to another, acting Eden Hazard behind the forward and possibly being Gareth Bale the sacrificed in the starting eleven. In any case, the Senegalese would increase the explosiveness of a team that would have two true arrows in the bands with the ability to leave rivals behind in one on one. This operation did not advance further, but the return of the French coach and the Senegalese’s performance have made their paths cross again. Of course, the negotiations with Liverpool would now be much more complicated, since the 27-year-old footballer does not stop growing and, consequently, his price too. And it is that the British media ensures that Real Madrid would have to put 130 or 140 million pounds on the table, that is, 154.5 million euros. Premier League* Data updated as of March 15, 2020 Kylian Mbappé seems to remain the first choice, as long as he PSG be willing to let him out. However, the Madrid team is exploring other options, and one of them would be Mané. Interest is not new, since in his day, France Football revealed that He was going to be the first signing of Zinedine Zidane facing the course that did not start, that is, when Sané ended his first stage at Real Madrid, Sané was a priority objective. Before the resignation of the French and the arrival of Santiago Hernán Solari to the bench, Florentino Pérez had given the green light to the operation and the coach already had the player’s yes, so it only remained to reach an agreement with Liverpool. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 15, 2020last_img read more

“If it were up to me, Neymar would already be in Madrid a long time ago”

first_imgHowever, Roberto Carlos stated that Neymar now “is happy at Paris Saint-Germain” and he encouraged him to continue playing “with joy, as he has been doing lately”, because that is the “Neymar that everyone likes to see”.Likewise, bet on the return of Madrid defender Marcelo to Canarinha, because he is considered “the best left winger at present”, despite the fact that the Brazilian coach, Tite, has lost confidence in him in recent calls.“Everyone deserves a new opportunity and I think Marcelo is growing again to return to being the Marcelo that I saw play, with joy, who does things that only he can do on the field, “he explained.“I hope he returns to the national team and disputes the position with Filipe (Luis), Alex Sandro Y Renan Lodi“he added.He was also asked about the situation of his former teammate in the selection, Ronaldinho Gaucho, who is in preventive detention in Paraguay, accused of using false documentation, and who he hopes will soon be released again.“We are going to wait to see what the Justice decides. I do not think that he is participating in something illegal (…) He always tried to be very correct. I do not know if they are holding him to find other people,” he said.Roberto Carlos said that Ronaldinho’s image “is worldwide” and that, despite its legal problems, “will not lose the charisma” that accompanied him throughout his sports career. “All I want is for him to get out (of prison) as soon as possible,” he stressed. 10 The former Brazilian soccer player Roberto Carlos affirmed this Thursday in an interview with Fox Sports Radio that, if it depended on him, Neymar would already be a Real Madrid player “long ago”, as well as he wanted a quick release for Ronaldinho Gaúcho, in preventive detention in Paraguay.center_img “If it were up to me, (Neymar) would already be here a long time ago, but life is not as one would like, “said the former Real Madrid player and world champion with the Brazilian team in 2002.“These great players always have to play in the best clubs in the world. Real Madrid today is a reference for any player. Do you want to win the Champions League? Come for Real Madrid“, full.last_img read more

Valencia remember that the finalists do not go to Europe

first_imgHe Valencia is one of the teams that suffers from the decisions adapted by the RFEF commission regarding the distribution of European places. Valencia occupies the seventh place in the League with 11 games to go and that place would give the Europa League a ticket as long as the Copa del Rey champion had won a place via the League.The proposal of the Delegated Commission of the RFEF, however, It would leave out the seventh place in the league even in the event that the current classification was validated and the Copa del Rey final did not take place. Thus, Real Sociedad would play the Champions League for being fourth in the League and Athletic de Bilbao, the Europa League for being one of the two Cup finalists. Valencia, in this sense, recalls that the RFEF proposal goes against UEFA regulations regarding the representatives of each country in European competitions. Thus, UEFA, in article 3 of the Europa League regulations, only grants a place in the Europa League via domestic cup competition to teams with the rank of champion. In its article 3.04, it highlights that in the event that the cup champion had a place via the League in the Champions League or in the Europa League, the European place would be occupied by the first-ranked player in the League outside the positions that give access to such competitions, which in the case of Spain it would be the seventh.UEFA does not contemplate in any of the assumptions set out in its regulations, granting a place to a team with no other merit than being a Cup finalist, only that who is also a champion finalist. DHence, UEFA should modify its regulations in order to ratify the RFEF request. Only in this way, Athletic Bilbao could play the Europa League in the event that the Cup final is not previously disputed.last_img read more