FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Francois Kellerman is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. The Islanders (11-1, 0-0 SLC) extended their winning streak to 11 matches, picking up three wins at the UL Lafayette Invitational this past weekend. Corpus Christi squeezed out three close victories at the tournament, defeating East Carolina 4-3, Tennessee Tech 4-2 and the host team 4-3. The 11-1 start is the best in program history. The Islanders next hit the court today at 2 p.m. CT at UTRGV. This is the second consecutive weekly award for Corpus Christi after sophomore Thomas Rodrigues won the honor last week. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Francois Kellerman, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Fr. – Cape Town, South Africa Honorable Mention: Josh Sheehy, Abilene Christian. Kellerman notched crucial points at the top flight in singles and doubles competition to provide Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with an undefeated weekend. Opening the UL Lafayette Invitational at the No. 1 singles slot against East Carolina’s Vlad Anghel, the freshman recorded a 7-5, 6-1 win en route to the Islanders one point dual match victory. The pair of Kellerman and his brother Okkie at No. 1 doubles went 2-0 on the weekend with a 7-6 (7-5) win over ECU and a 6-3 victory over the Ragin’ Cajuns. Francois Kellerman also picked up a 6-4, 6-3 defeat against UL’s Arthur Libaud at No. 2 singles on Saturday. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
Match three pits No. 3 Sam Houston State against No. 6 seed McNeese in a 4 p.m. serve. SHSU enters the tournament with a 13-3 record in conference action. The Bearkats will look to extend the season on the shoulders of the 2018 Southland Player of the Year, Taylor Cunningham. Sam Houston State’s defense has been a stalwart, limiting opponents to a .153 hitting percentage – good for ninth-best nationally. McNeese closed out its conference slate with an 8-8 mark following a three-match sweep of Northwestern State. Paige Harvell has been a staple at the net for the Cowgirls, ranking 19th nationally with 135 blocks.Friday’s nightcap features No. 2-seeded Central Arkansas against tournament host and No. 7 seed Northwestern State at 6:30 p.m. The Sugar Bears lead the Southland Conference in team hitting percentage (.247) and assists per set (12.7) after winning their last eight matches. Northwestern State has 1,193 kills this season, playing to an 8-8 conference mark. Top-seed Stephen F. Austin takes on No. 8 seed Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the tournament’s opener Friday morning at 11 a.m. Debbie Humphreys, the 2018 Katrinka Jo Crawford Coach of the Year recipient, has captained her squad to straight-set finishes in five of its last seven matches. SFA is currently riding the nation’s longest active winning streak at 26 matches. The Ladyjacks’ 29 match victories this season represent the most in NCAA Division I volleyball and is tied for most single-season wins in SFA program history. Stephen F. Austin is headlined by first team All-Conference selections Haley Coleman, Danae Daron and Setter of the Year Ann Hollas. The Islanders clinched the tournament’s final spot with a straight set road win over Incarnate Word in the regular-season finale. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Madison Green leads the Southland Conference and ranks 14th nationally with a pair of triple-doubles this season. The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds will be streamed live from Natchitoches on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available at southland.org/live and the league’s apps, available for phones, tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Tony Taglavore and Greg Miller will handle the first two rounds. No. 4 seed Abilene Christian will square off against No. 5 seed Houston Baptist in Friday’s second contest. Opening serve is slated for 1:30 p.m. ACU heads into Friday’s match with a 10-6 conference record and a 13-15 overall mark. Abilene Christian has averaged 2.32 blocks per set for a combined 252.5 blocks throughout the season. Houston Baptist was one of four programs to conclude conference play with an 8-8 record. The Huskies secured the five seed with a tiebreaker advantage over McNeese, Northwestern State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. HBU leads the conference and is third in the nation for team kills (1,548), team aces (194) and total team attacks (4,352). Tournament Central | BracketNATCHITOCHES, La. – Postseason play begins Friday in the three-day 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament. The single-elimination championship is hosted by No. 7 seed Northwestern State at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. The winner will claim the Southland’s automatic qualifier for the 64-team 2018 Division I NCAA Volleyball Tournament. The championship match will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, available via ESPNPlus.com and the ESPN app. Lyn Rollins will handle play-by-play duties and Tiara Gibson will provide color commentary. Friday’s action features four quarterfinal matches at 11 a.m., 1:30 p.m., 4 p.m., and 6:30 p.m. CT. Saturday’s schedule calls for semifinal contests at noon and 2:30 p.m. Sunday’s championship is set for 3:05 p.m.
DEFENDING CHAMP STORM THE HILL BACK TO DEFEND HER CROWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 WILSHIRE STAKES AT ONE MILE ON TURF CLASSY OLLIE’S CANDY & UPSTART SIMPLY BREATHLESS ALSO PROMINENT AMONG FIELD OF 11 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 19, 2019)–A winner of five out of seven of her starts on the Santa Anita turf but idle since Nov. 3, trainer Phil D’Amato’s Storm the Hill returns to action on Saturday as she defends her title versus 11 fillies and mares three and up in the Grade III, $100,000 Wilshire Stakes at one mile on grass.Also figuring prominently in Saturday’s Wilshire are the John Sadler-conditioned Ollie’s Candy, who probably needed her most recent race, a seventh place finish in the Grade I Gamely Stakes, and Neil Drysdale’s English-bred Simply Breathless, who was most impressive in taking her U.S. debut by one length, the $75,000 Golden Poppy Stakes at Golden Gate Fields on April 27.STORM THE HILLOwner: Alastar Thoroughbred Company, LLC & Michael ValdesTrainer: Phil D’AmatoLast seen winning the Grade III Senator Ken Maddy Stakes here going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course Nov. 3, this 5-year-old Stormy Atlantic mare took last year’s Wilshire four starts back by rallying from off the pace to win by 1 ½ lengths in her first start for D’Amato. A winner of two of her four starts for D’Amato, she’ll be reunited with Rafael Bejarano, who was aboard for both wins.OLLIE’S CANDYOwner: Paul & Karen EggertTrainer: John SadlerThis 4-year-old homebred daughter of Candy Ride appears poised for her best following an even seventh place finish, 5 ½ lengths behind the mighty Vasilika in the Grade I, 1 1/8 mile turf Gamely Stakes here on May 27. Idle since a close second in the Grade I Del Mar Oaks Aug. 18, Ollie’s Candy was likely in need of the outing and should be extremely tough as she shortens up a furlong. Although far back early in the Gamely, she has plenty of tactical speed, if needed. Ridden by eastern-based Joel Rosario in the Gamely, she’ll be reunited with Kent Desormeaux, who choreographed her most recent victory, which came four starts back in the Grade II Summertime Oaks over the main track here on June 16, 2018.SIMPLY BREATHLESSOwner: Cloros BloodstockTrainer: Neil DrysdaleOff at 2-1 in the seven-horse Golden Poppy at 1 1/16 miles over the Golden Gate turf on April 27, she was ridden with confidence by Flavien Prat and responded with a most impressive win, despite the fact she’d been idle since winning a minor one mile turf stakes in her native England on Sept. 8, 2018. A 4-year-old filly who has an impressive 7-3-1-2 record at one mile on turf, Simply Breathless has had six works over the Santa Anita training track since winning the Golden Poppy and will be ridden back by Prat on Saturday.THE GRADE III WILSHIRE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PT Ollie’s Candy–Kent Desormeaux–121Storm the Hill–Rafael Bejarano–121Simply Breathless–Flavien Prat–123Poster Girl–Evin Roman–121Meal Ticket–Mike Smith–121Achira–Martin Garcia–121Gliding By–Mario Gutierrez–121Don’t Blame Judy–Victor Espinoza–121Ippodamia’s Girl–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–121A Little Bit Me–Geovanni Franco–121Tapped–Drayden Van Dyke–121First post time for a 10-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. Admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
RB Leipzig boss Julian Nagelsmann leads a four-man shortlist said to be drawn up by the north London club.Mourinho and Ancelotti are also on their radar, as is Bournemouth’s Eddie Howe.The latest odds make three-time Premier League and two-time Champions League winner Mourinho the 5/2 favourite.Announcing his decision in a club statement tonight, Levy said: “We were extremely reluctant to make this change and it is not a decision the Board has taken lightly, nor in haste.“Regrettably domestic results at the end of last season and beginning of this season have been extremely disappointing.“It falls to the Board to make the difficult decisions – this one made more so given the many memorable moments we have had with Mauricio and his coaching staff – but we do so in the Club’s best interests.“Mauricio and his coaching staff will always be part of our history. I have the utmost admiration for the manner in which he dealt with the difficult times away from a home ground whilst we built the new stadium and for the warmth and positivity he brought to us.”I should like to thank him and his coaching staff for all they have contributed. They will always be welcome here.“We have a talented squad. We need to re-energise and look to deliver a positive season for our supporters.”latest sports newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticNext Spurs manager oddsJose Mourinho 1/3Carlo Ancelotti 17/2Max Allegri 9/1Eddie Howe 16/1Brendan Rodgers 16/1Erik ten Hag 18/1Rafa Benitez 20/1Steven Gerrard 20/1Tottenham would be crazy to sack Pochettino despite form slump, insists ex-boss Harry Redknapp3 TOTTENHAM could pick from a wealth of experienced candidates to replace the axed Mauricio Pochettino.The Argentine was relieved of his duties by kingpin Daniel Levy on Tuesday night – and already the race to appoint a new boss has begun in North London.3 Maauricoo Pochettino has been sacked by Spurs after five years in chargeCredit: AFP or licensors3 Ladbrokes have Jose Mourinho as overwhelming favourite for the jobPochettino was furious that Tottenham failed to make a convincing bid for Philippe Coutinho in the summer and he has watched star playmaker Christian Eriksen go off the boil amid the Dane’s contract wrangle.Even though Spurs are stuck in 14th place, there is a sense that the likes of Bayern Munich, Real Madrid and Manchester United are still all keen on the Argentine.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer himself is under intense pressure at Old Trafford while Bayern have already sacked the struggling Niko Kovac.
2JOSE MOURINHO showed he is a man of the people by helping deliver essential food to the elderly stuck indoors because of coronavirus.The big-hearted Spurs boss, 57, was helping out Age UK and Love Your Doorstep in Enfield, North London, earlier today.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates2 Mourinho was in Enfield, North London, putting together essential care packages for those stuck at homeShocked fellow volunteers took photos with the former Manchester United, Real Madrid and Chelsea manager.One video showed the Portuguese, who is wearing a face mask and gloves, packing a bag for delivery.In the clip, he said: “I’m giving a little help to Age UK Enfield and Love Your Doorstep Enfield. And of course, you can donate food online or volunteer. It’s so easy to contact.”Some 335 people in the UK have died from coronavirus as cases today soared to 6,650, according to latest figures.More than 6,000 have fallen victim to Covid-19 in Italy and there are fears the UK is on a similar trajectory.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE 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.But Mourinho is doing his best to help out the elderly, who have been advised to stay at home amid the global pandemic.Coronavirus has totally decimated the sporting calendar.Euro 2020 has been pushed back to 2021 and the Tokyo Olympics is also being postponed for the first time in its history.The Premier League has been delayed until April 30 – the same date as all boxing.But resuming play at that early a date seems incredibly unlikely with the number of deaths and confirmed cases of the killer bug increasing daily in the UK.A number of footballers have done their bit to try to help out amid the crisis.football newsCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticGary Neville and Ryan Giggs will allow the NHS to use both their hotels FREE of charge over the coming months – and have promised to protect ALL their staff.Wilfried Zaha has opened all 50 of his properties for NHS staff as well.On top of this, Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich opened the doors of his Millennium Hotel to all NHS workers.
TOTTENHAM are reportedly eyeing Valencia’s Geoffrey Kondogbia to boost their midfield this summer.Sky Sports claims Jose Mourinho is unhappy with his current options in the centre of the park.2 Spurs are eyeing a move for Valencia midfielder Geoffrey KondogbiaCredit: Getty ImagesAnd Kondogbia could bring some much-needed steel with Spurs’ record signing Tanguy Ndombele yet to make an impact in his debut season.The French star, 23, arrived from Lyon for around £63million last summer but has scored just twice in 27 matches.Ndombele was publicly blasted by Mourinho after a dismal 45 minutes in the recent draw against Burnley.And he now faces being shunted out of the first team by compatriot and Valencia enforcer Kondogbia.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe former Sevilla, Monaco and Inter Milan ace, 27, is rated as one of the top box-to-box players in La Liga.And it’s believed Mourinho has sent chief scout Steve Hitchens to monitor Kondogbia in recent weeks.Indeed, it’s reckoned Hitchens has been following the powerhouse since Spurs sold Mousa Dembele over a year ago.However, Mourinho may have to move quickly as the report adds Everton are also interested in striking a deal.2 Jose Mourinho has run out of patience with club record signing Tanguy NdombeleCredit: Alamy Live NewsShould Spurs miss out on Kondogbia, they could also revive interest in Southampton’s Pierre Emile Hojberg.It’s reckoned Tottenham failed with an enquiry for the ex-Bayern Munich youngster in January.But Mourinho’s determined pursuit of a new midfielder shows he doesn’t have much faith in Ndombele.And after his Burnley blasting, it remains to be seen if Ndombele has a part to play in North London next term.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATESMourinho said at the time: “In the first half we didn’t have a midfield.“Of course I’m not speaking of Oliver Skipp because he’s a kid of 19 who’s played two hours in the last few days. I don’t criticise him at all.“But I’m not going to run away and I have to say Ndombele has had enough time to come to a different level.“I know the Premier League is difficult and some players take a long time to adapt to a different league.“But a player with his potential has to give us more than he is giving us, especially when you see how Lucas Moura, Gio Lo Celso and those players are playing.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’“I was expecting much more in the first half from him.“Many fantastic players in their first season, in a new country, for different reasons they struggle. There have been many examples of that.“He’s a player with great talent. He has to know he has to do much better and know I cannot keep giving him opportunities to play because the team is much more important.”Glenn Hoddle admits there is a big problem at Spurs as they exit the Champions League and lose their sixth game in a row
The New Zealand side started strongly and a red card for Lions flanker Kwagga Smith late in the first half proved a blow from which the home side could not recover in their bid to land a maiden Super Rugby crown, despite their best efforts.Having led 15-3 at the break, the Crusaders added another 10 before tries from Malcolm Marx and Corne Fourie earned 2016 runners-up the Lions some consolation, as the Crusaders clinched their first silverware since 2008.The result marks the first time since 2000 that a Super Rugby final has been won by a team playing outside their own country, the Crusaders beating the Brumbies in Australia on that occasion.FULL TIME – @crusadersrugby are the 2017 #SuperRugby champions#LIOvCRU https://t.co/5SKwnr0FDH pic.twitter.com/fv8M2wzEuR— Super Rugby (@SuperRugby) August 5, 2017The Crusaders, who were beaten to top spot in the overall standings by the Lions in the last round of regular-season fixtures, moved ahead when Seta Tamanivalu surged down the left wing unchallenged after the ball popped out of a ruck deep in the visitors’ half in the eighth minute.Richie Mo’unga added the extras and it was not long before the Crusaders were celebrating once more, Jack Goodhue diving low into the corner to stretch the advantage to 12-0.The Crusaders continued to press but Israel Dagg was forced into a knock-on as he looked to pop the ball back inside for a certain try after 17 minutes.Having failed to convert his side’s second try, Mo’unga was again off target with a penalty from the halfway line, before Elton Jantjies finally got the Lions off the mark from the tee.The home side boldly turned down another shot at three points soon after, opting instead to kick for touch. The decision did not pay off and a bigger blow was to follow.An airborne David Havili was sent spinning head first into the turf when he was caught by Smith as he jumped to meet a high ball.Referee Jaco Peyper deemed the Lions man’s play to be reckless, reaching for a red card that severely dented the hosts’ chances.If the home crowd felt dispirited by that development, Kieran Read’s converted try within four minutes of the second half getting under way may have dealt the killer blow to any lingering hopes of a turnaround.Mo’unga added another three-pointer to carry the Crusaders into a 25-3 lead, but the Lions gave themselves a fighting chance when Marx powered over after 64 minutes and Jantjies split the posts to bring up double figures.Lions fans – who saw their team pull off a remarkable comeback victory over the Hurricanes in the semi-finals – dared to believe and Fourie further fuelled that optimism by crashing under the posts with seven minutes to play.But it was not to be for the Lions, who ran out of time to complete the turnaround in Johan Ackermann’s final match at the helm before he takes over at Premiership club Gloucester. Photo by Getty Images
Lae Snax Tigers are confident of a big season as they lead the points ladder in Pool two after round five of the 2014 Digicel Cup competition.Tigers have proven to be unbeatable after coming out winners in all their matches since round one.Coach Stanley Tepend is overwhelmed with the team’s performance so far.In their recent game against Gulf Isapea, they played well in the first half but took the foot off the gas in the second half.Coach Tepend says this is one area that needs improvement.“The players still need to polish up on simple errors week in week out, including ball handling and defence.“In terms of playing for a full 80 minutes, most of the players need to work on fitness so they can last longer throughout the game and not wear out too soon,” he said.The Lae based team is mainly made up of a mixture of youth and experienced players like Roy Kela, Sydney Fred, Pasu Awene and Justin Olam.Tepend said that it is still very early in the season and they have a long way to go.“The team’s success comes from the players and their commitment and trust among themselves.“We also have a lot of great hard working people behind the scenes to ensure the players get looked after to perform each week, which is very important,” he said.The coach confirmed that prop Petero Sanivalu will be out for two weeks following a fractured right wrist he sustained from the match over the weekend.Despite the injury, Tigers are confident and looking forward to taking on Goroka Lahanis in round six this weekend.
Cunningham, who enjoyed a spectacular physique, brought the colors to Zuviria, who received a collection of dribbles, feints and feints that ended up being pulled by the grandstand, in an effort to reproach the bad performance of his BarçaFrom this story they attest Garcia Remón, Saint Joseph, Benito, Pirri, Camacho, Ángel, ForestGarcia Hernandez Juanito and Santillana. All of them accompanied him in the starting lineup in a crowded Camp Nou that was perplexed to the exhibition of the end of Jamaican origin. Zuviría, who was twice about to be ejected by cards, ended up desperate. With 0-2, the culé fans surrendered and dedicated themselves to cheer each intervention of Cunningham, who ended up growing and grateful. Barça played that day with Artola; Zuviria, Olmo, Migueli, Serrat; Sánchez, Rubio, Asensi; Simonssen, Roberto ‘Dynamite’ Y Carrasco You can also tell it. The day that Camp Nou applauded Madrid .. On February 10, 1980 something unprecedented happened, unprecedented. In fact, 40 years later it has not happened again. The Camp Nou he surrendered to a soccer player Real Madrid in the course of Classic garter belt held that afternoon in Barça fief. The privileged, since it has never happened again with any other Real Madrid player, was CunninghamLaurie was born in London on March 8, 1956 and died in Madrid, in a traffic accident, on July 15, 1989. He had Jamaican descent and was famous for being able to play with the English team when the presence of black players was vetoed.Luis de Carlos he signed him in 1979 after being dazzled by his exhibition at a game of UEFA Cup between West Bromwich Albion and the Valencia (to Reel the night made him bitter). The white club broke its record by paying for it a million pounds (123 million pesetas). His first season was the best, but nothing comparable to that afternoon at the Camp Nou. Madrid won 0-2, goals by Garcia Hernandez Y Santillana The triumph was cemented in the portentous performance of 11 by the left wing.
The amazing thing is the power of agreement, that will convert to Fan in absolute owner of the club. The participatory credit I know exchange per share (83,194), which would already give an impressive weight to the financial institution since the current share capital It is 10,292,425 euros (171,255 shares) and the maximum shareholder does not reach 7%. To this will be added a second extension of capital of 30 million (499,169 shares), after which Abanca will have the 78% of the shareholding of a share capital that will rise suddenly 10 to 45 million. Those 30 million in shares will eliminate much of the credit of Depor with the bank, going down from 42 to 12 million.There will be a third extension for shareholdersThe Shareholders meeting, which will be held on Tuesday, March 17, has in its first two points of the day Abanca’s two capital increases (5 of credit and 30 of debt exchange for shares). The third of the Assembly reflects a third capital increase, This time it is dedicated to the current shareholders of Deportivo. In the club announcement it is quantified this extension in another 35 million euros, exactly the amount that Abanca will previously subscribe, although not mandatory of completion. Also advertised three phases of it, but the conditions of each of them are not specified nor the dates between which they will take place. These points of the day they must be approved in the Assembly, which will have to have a minimum quorum of 25% of the current social capital, since all these decisions involve changing the current statutes of the blue and white entity. Last month of December Deportivo lived a total catharsis. Paco Zas submitted his resignation, which was subsequently early march before the irruption of Fernando Vidal and your team. The shipping entrepreneur, led by Juan Carlos Cebrián, landed in the presidency with a important agreement with Abanca, the main creditor of the club.Vidal was elected president by a large majority after signing a participatory credit with the financial institution of 5 million euros, achieving two million for reinforce the team in the January market. This agreement, which was linked to a capital increase, It should be approved at a meeting that is already dated: March 17.