Month: May 2020


No. 5 McNeese Edges No. 4 UIW In Wednesday’s Night Cap

first_imgAnderson went on to retire seven straight until Taylor Smith got the best of Anderson in a 12-pitch at-bat with Smith, the 2019 Southland Conference Freshman of the Year, drawing a walk with two outs. However, Reid Bourque avenged the free pass by holding down a tag as Smith slid through the bag at second on a stolen base attempt.BSB: Deep sac fly by Maxwell, scoring Fisbeck. @McNeeseBaseball takes its first lead of the night, 2-1 over @UIWBaseball. Top 6th in @SugarLandtxgov. ?? ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #TheWord— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2019 McNeese starter Aidan Anderson earned the win after tossing all nine frames, allowing just one run on five hits. The senior from Beaumont, Texas, finished with a season-high 132 pitches and faced the minimum over his final 6.1 innings.BSB: Anderson completes his 8th inning of work for @McNeeseBaseball. 1 run, 5 hits, 4 strike outs, 1 walk. Cowboys lead 2-1 over @UIWBaseball. McNeese coming to bat, top 9th. ?? ???? @espn apps #GeauxPokes #TheWord— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2019 The Cardinals struck first in the home-half of the second as Eddy Gonzalez led off the inning with a single, advanced to third on a Lee Thomas double and scored on a Shea Gutierrez sac fly to right. McNeese answered with a sac fly of their own after Reid Bourque roped a fly ball to deep right, allowing Julian Gonzales to trot down the third-base line and make it 1-1. Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – Small ball was the name of the game in No. 5 McNeese’s 2-1 win over No. 4 Incarnate Word on Wednesday night at Constellation Field as all three runs were scored by virtue of a sac fly. After Anderson retired the side in order in the ensuing half inning, the first two batters of the top of the sixth reached and advanced on a sac bunt to put a pair in scoring position for Jake Dickerson, who drew a bases-loaded walk. On the next at-bat, Carson Maxwell registered the third sac fly of the ballgame to give the Cowboys the lead. McNeese will face No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the night cap on Thursday, and UIW will take on regular-season champions and No. 1 seed Sam Houston State at Noon CT tomorrow. Despite having the winning run on his book, Cardinals’ reliever Luke Taggart did his part to keep UIW in the contest, striking out seven over his five innings of work, including striking out the side in the top of the eighth.last_img read more



first_imgCONQUEST TSUNAMI, EDDIE HASKELL, HUNT & SECRETARY AT WAR HEAD FIELD OF NINE IN SUNDAY’S $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES AT 6 ½ FURLONGS OVER DOWNHILL TURF COURSEFIRST POST TIME FOR A 10-RACE CARD ON SUNDAY IS AT 12 NOON ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 24, 2019)–Owner Gary Barber’s Conquest Tsunami heads a solid field of nine older horses in Sunday’s $70,000 Clockers’ Corner Stakes, to be contested at 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course.A two-time winner over the unique downhill layout, Conquest Tsumami’s primary threat could be the Mark Glatt-conditioned Eddie Haskell, who although winless in six tries down the hill, comes off a pair of impressive allowance wins at five furlongs over the Del Mar turf.  Throw in turf specialists Hunt and Secretary At War, and the Clockers’ Corner shapes up a deep and competitive betting race.CONQUEST TSUNAMIOwner:  Gary BarberTrainer:  Peter MillerA hillside winner of the Grade III Daytona Stakes seven starts back on Feb. 18 of last year,this 7-year-old Stormy Atlantic gelding comes off a big third place finish, beaten 1 ¾ lengths, in the Grade III Joe Hernandez Stakes down the hill on Jan. 1.  A bare-knuckled front running sprinter, he showed the way in the Hernandez prior to being collared by a pair of top horses–Caribou Club and Stormy Liberal.  With a 4-2-1-1 mark over the course, Conquest Tsunami is 28-8-4-4 overall with earnings of $715,411.EDDIE HASKELLOwner:  Philip J. Wood & Jim HaileyTrainer:  Mark GlattA 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie, he’s the lone California-bred in the lineup.  Idle since taking a 5 furlong classified turf allowance on Dec. 1 at Del Mar, “Eddie” bids for his third win in a row and his fourth in his last five starts.  Claimed six starts back for $50,000 in April of last year, he’s got three third place finishes from his six hillside starts.HUNTOwner:  Michael HouseTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoThe leading money earner in the field with $909,454, this 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding has been idle since running sixth in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap on Aug. 19.  A winner of five out of 11 hillside starts, he’s also the only Grade I winner in the field, having taken the Grade I Shoemaker Mile (turf) here three starts back on May 28.  Reunited with leading rider Flavien Prat, who has guided Hunt to eight wins from 16 tries, Hunt exudes class and looms dangerous as a fresh commodity.SECRETARY AT WARSlam Dunk RacingTrainer:  Richard BaltasSecond, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in the Grade II, 1 1/16 miles turf Seabiscuit Handicap Nov. 24 at odds of 72-1, this 5-year-old full horse by War Front seemed to blossom in four starts last year for Baltas.  Originally based on the East Coast with Jimmy Jerkens, Secretary At War stalked the pace en route to half length one mile turf allowance in his first start for Baltas Aug. 18 and matched his 94 Beyer Speed figure in running second last time out.  With an overall mark of 18-3-3-3, he’ll be trying the hillside for the first time and be ridden for the first time by Rafael Bejarano.THE $70,000 CLOCKERS’ CORNER STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDER Race 8 of 10                                      Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTRegal Born–Mario Gutierrez–120Cistron–Aaron Gryder–120Eddie Haskell–Tyler Baze–120Secretary At War–Rafael Bejarano–120Hunt–Flavien Prat–124Pubilius Syrus– Geovanni Franco – 124Conquest Tsunami–Drayden Van Dyke–124Blended Citizen–Joel Rosario–124Calculator–Brice Blanc–124                    First post time for a 10-race card on Sunday is at 12 noon.   For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more



first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESRUBEN FUENTES, OHIO, WINNER: “The instructions were to grab the lead if nobody wanted it, so I jumped out of there and as soon as Hunt went by me I knew we had something to run at and someone to follow. We were going pretty smooth there (23 and 47). Coming into the turn, he wanted to go on his own and Mike said, ‘whatever you do, don’t take anything from him. Whatever he wants to do, go along with it,’ and that’s just what I did. Turning for home, I moved my hands down on him and he gave me a quick turn. After that, I knew I had it and he was gone. Then, I saw a horse on the outside and he saw him too. As soon as he saw him, he fought back and he just got his head right at the wire. It’s great (winning his first Grade 1). It’s the best feeling in the world”DRAYDEN VAN DYKE, CATAPULT, SECOND:  “I thought I was in front at the wire.  That is the worst head bob I’ve been involved in.  I knew it was close by hearing all the crowd noise.  I was hoping it wasn’t that close.  After we finished, Ruben (Fuentes) turned to me and congratulated me on the win.  He thought he lost.”RAFAEL BEJARANO, RIVER BOYNE FOURTH: “There was no speed up front, the horses up front held sway and never came back to me. I was in a great position. Last time out my horse was boxed in with nowhere to go turning for home, but this time he was in the clear and had every opportunity to run them down; they just never came back to me. He didn’t have any excuses this time. We just couldn’t run down the leaders.”TRAINER QUOTESMICHAEL McCARTHY, OHIO, WINNER:  “I thought they got the bob (Catapult). I was watching on the big screen and I knew it was pretty close.  I was thinking dead heat since it was taking a while.  There’s been a lot going through my mind these last three weeks with no racing.  This horse is very easy to train. We put a couple of easy works in him and he was ready to go.  I thought with the small field that we could take a shot.  I thought the race was void of pace and we found a great spot on the backside. . I just thought he was a horse with a lot of back class when we took him to Arizona and he won a nice little race, $75,000 stake and it sort of changed him, he is a very easy horse to train, he’s easy on himself I though today we would be on or close to the lead Hunt went ahead and found himself on the lead we sat right second. I can’t thank Ruben enough for a wonderful ride he’s very patient, obviously today was his first mount in a Grade 1 and first win in a Grade 1 and for the owners Bruce Trietman, the Wellmans, Eclipse Thoroughbred, I can’t thank them enough for their support, it was their idea to go ahead and claim this horse I’m just along for the ride here.” (What’s next?)   I’m thinking of taking him to Kentucky for Derby weekend.” JOHN SADLER, CATAPULT, SECOND BY A NOSE: “Yes, that’s one of the toughest beats we’ve ever had. I thought he ran a great race, I’m really proud of him. That’s just the way it went today.”NOTES: This was jockey Ruben Fuentes’ first ride in a Grade I race and obviously his first Grade I victory. The winning owners are Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners and Bruce Treitman.last_img read more


Boufal scores late to earn replay and test Mourinho’s trophy hunt

first_imgSOFIANE BOUFAL saved the day for Saints to force a replay.Son Heung-min thought he had sent Tottenham through with a well-taken strike just before the hour.3 Son opened the scoring after a fine counter-attackCredit: ReutersBut Southampton refused to lie down with their new-found confidence and grabbed a deserved leveller through Boufal with two minutes to go.Both Jose Mourinho and Ralph Hasenhuttl played close to first-choice XIs and the raucous crowd were rewarded with a thrilling FA Cup clash.Son had a decent chance to open the scoring nine minutes in as Lucas Moura and Dele Alli combined to release the South Korean down the left side of the box, but he fired just wide.And they had a goal ruled out just before the break as Giovani Lo Celso found the net via a deflection off an offside Son.Spurs put together the move of the first half as Alli raced away on the counter before feeding Moura with a perfectly-timed pass.The Brazilian cleverly cut across Kevin Danso and looked set to break the deadlock – but his goalbound shot was turned wide by Angus Gunn’s foot. Danny Ings showed what a clever player he is soon after as he got in front of Hugo Lloris to chest down James Ward-Prowse’s quick free-kick, before volleying goalwards.But the England hopeful was denied by a goalline clearance by Japhet Tanganga.Hasenhuttl’s side were dealt a blow when Stuart Armstrong came off with a suspected hamstring injury just before the break.Ings has been in lethal form this term but his radar was just off here as he fired a Michael Obafemi cross agonisingly wide after the break.Lo Celso then kept up his hot form to set up Son’s opener, gliding past four Saints players from his own half before finding the South Korean via Erik Lamela.Son did the rest, finding the corner brilliantly with his 12th goal of the season.3 Son’s strike had to survive a VAR check3 Boufal’s accurate finish takes the tie back to LondonCredit: AFP or licensorslatest football newsGossipCROWD 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 CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossLo Celso and Son then combined again as the Argentine floated a ball over the top, but his team-mate could only volley over.Saints have become a different side since their festive feast of positive results – with October’s 9-0 home defeat to Leicester feeling like forever ago now.Hasenhuttl’s men pushed for a leveller and should have had one when a free Ings headed wide with five minutes to go.But the hosts did not give up and got their rewards at the death as Ings squared to Boufal, who blasted past Hugo Lloris from inside the box.last_img read more


Vanuatu games association threatens to pullout of mini-games

first_imgVanuatu Government was the main instigator of a bid to host the games in the country and had requested VASANOC to submit an expression of interest to host the games according to VASANOC.After Vanuatu won the Bid in 2011, the host agreement was signed by the Government with the Pacific Games Council and witnessed by VASANOC.It also says Vanuatu’s bid included the written support of Government, the Ministry for Sport, the Port Vila Municipality and VASANOC.But the Association says there’s been no release of funds from the Government, and VASANOC is now considering notifying the Pacific Games Council of Vanuatu’s withdrawal as hosts of these Games.The Vanuatu Daily Post says if this happens, it will be the first-time in the history of the games that a host country has withdrawn from hosting the event.Earlier, the Pacific Games Council said a lot remains to be done before Vanuatu is ready to host the 2017 Mini Games.China started construction work on the main Korman site in Port Vila earlier this month, after 13 months of delays following Cyclone Pam.The Pacific Games Council will meet with key officials next week, including the Vanuatu Prime Minister Charlot Salwai, prior to next month’s General Assembly.The Executive Director, Andrew Minogue, said the signs of progress are positive but plenty still needs to be done.”The money still has to come through to the Organising Committee and then they themselves have to ramp up their efforts and plans for the Games because we’re in December 2017 for the Games which is really only 19/20 months away from now.”Andrew Minogue said the Council’s General Assembly in Port Vila is a good opportunity for member countries to have a look around at what progress was being done to reassure them everything is on track.last_img read more


Japanese Olympic Committee investigation team to hold first meeting

first_imgThe trio, made up of two lawyers and a certified public accountant but whose names have not yet revealed, will investigate a transaction from the Bid Committee totalling $2 million (£1.3 million/€1.7 million) which has allegedly-corrupt implications.It is thought the payment was made in two installments in 2013 before Tokyo won the right to host the 2020 Olympics at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Session in Buenos Aires.The controversy has surfaced as Black Tidings has ties to Papa Massata Diack, son of disgraced former International Association of Athletics Federations President Lamine Diack.French police are now studying the payments, made to Black Tidings head Ian Tan Tong Han, as part of their investigation into the disgraced Diack family, who are accused of using the same account to channel money received in return for covering up failed doping tests in athletics.JOC President and IOC member Tsunekazu Takeda yesterday claimed the payment was deemed “necessary” by the Bid Committee.He admitted he was the one to sign off on the transactions but denied any implications of wrongdoing, though he has refused to explain them in detail, claiming he is bound by confidentiality.The JOC chief believes it was “done by the book” and was supposedly for consultancy work the company carried out.An investigation is also being conducted by Tokyo 2020, which Japanese Prime Minister Shinzō Abe has already vowed to fully co-operate with.Abe was a staunch advocate of the Japanese capital securing the hosting rights for the Games and met with Diack and other key officials during the IOC Session in Buenos Aires in 2013 when Tokyo was announced as the 2020 host.The IOC, keen to seen to be active in dealing with a problem which could represent the worse crisis since the Salt Lake City corruption scandal in 2002, have also insisted they will work alongside any investigation.They claim they will “continue to work to shed light on the matter”.last_img read more


Official: Rubén Pardo leaves Real and leaves for Girondins

first_imgThe Ruben Pardo himself, who has already signed his contract with the Girondins and has visited the facilities of his new house, has fired with an emotional video disseminated through social networks. “The time has come to say ‘see you soon’, it’s not just a shirt, nor a shield, it’s more than that. It’s a feeling that cannot be explained. Thank you all, trainers, physical workers, utilleros and the press people, and all those who leave your throat at Anoeta on the weekend, or in any field where we go. the one of leaving transferred to the Girondins. It has been a difficult decision to make, but I am sure that our paths will cross again. I am and will always be of the Real“. Already it’s official, Ruben Pardo leaves Real Sociedad after 16 years in San Sebastian. He became a child with 12 years and march like a 28 year old man Very dear to the realistic fans. More than 200 games With the elastic txuri-urdin, I always leave the feeling that I had more football than I showed and that he played less than he deserved. He goes through the back door of undeserved form, but they are the things that this less and less romantic modern football has. his new destination will be the Girondins from Bordeaux, where he has signed until 2022, for two and a half seasons. Already in summer He was close to the French club. La Real has not put excessive difficulties on leaving the Riojan midfielder, who ended contract at the end of the present campaign. I know free march, without leaving a euro in the realistic coffers, although the San Sebastian club reserves a percentage (30%) of a future transfer to another entity, and will also have a right of first refusal when the French team receives an offer and wants to sell it. Born in Rincon de Soto (La Rioja), he was always considered one of the players with more projection from Zubieta, where he arrived with only 12 years. The Royal rejected a ten million offer for him when he was a cadet and was the first player to put on anti-athletic clause in his first renovation when he was already a first team player. All that, together with its enormous quality although somewhat intermittent, earned him the Sweetheart from the Anoeta tier. The club has announced its departure from the Royal through a school statementor, but sense. “The Real Sociedad has reached an agreement for the transfer of player Rubén Pardo to FC Girondins de Bordeaux. From these lines, on behalf of the entire Txuri Urdin family, we want to thank Rubén Pardo for the commitment and pride shown in these 16 years in which he has belonged to the realistic club. Thank you for defending our colors and for the professionalism demonstrated during this stage. Eskerrik asko, Rubén“.last_img read more


Januzaj: “I am a player who must make a difference”

first_imgAdnan Januzaj claimed against Valencia with a spectacular goal. If someone thought that he had gotten off the txuri-urdin ship, the Belgian was in charge of reminding him that he is very high and that he can still give many joys to the fans of the Royal Society. -What has changed from januzaj to do that great game against Valencia?Now I feel much better and calmer, and that’s good, because that way you can work in peace and everything goes much better.– How much was the goal he did to show that he has his head here in the Real?It was not easy. Because many people were talking about my situation, and it was complicated for me. But I’m here and I’m happy, because I showed that I can make a difference in this team.-What do you expect from this final leg of the league?Everything. Because when someone is confident you get everything, and I feel the confidence of the coach. So I hope to do my best in this key part of the season.– And why is not able to have more regularity in his game and offer more times that good version of the last day?Because there are many teams that come together very well back and it is difficult. And you need more time to do something. But when the team plays well, things get better for the player.-Imanol said he liked his match against Valencia, but he can do even better …Yeah right. In the first time I was losing some balls that with my quality can not happen to me. I understand it and I have to keep working for my good. Now I feel physically better than when I started the season. And that is positive. -What is the most difficult to carry?Many things have happened. He said a lot. ‘Janu is going out, Janu is going to stay …’ It was complicated for me. It was a difficult situation. But I was happy here, just like ahopra. And now I have to work hard to do many more things that people expect from me. And I am on that path.– Were there real options for him to leave Real in January?Sometimes in football you don’t know what can happen in football. I was in the Real and I was at ease, I have to say things as they are. But there are decisions that do not depend on me, not only was it something of mine to leave or not, also of the people above me. Of course there were things, but I stayed and I am very happy.– What do you think of the love of the fans?Well, my colleagues have helped me in that regard. Because a few weeks ago the fans were a little bit of me. But as a player I don’t care, they know the quality I have and expect much more from me. I get it. But now I am in a good moment, especially physically. And that’s good, because I also have peace of mind in my head.– What is missing to finish exploding here in the Real?I believe that with my quality I have to score more goals and make more assists. I am a player who must make a difference in all matches. I have to get it, that’s what I’m missing.-What tells you to be so close to the Champions League positions?For the club it is very important, we want to be in the top four. But we also really want to play a game as important as Mirandés. Because we also want to be in the Cup final.last_img read more


Betis suspends its collective sessions “until further notice”

first_imgLaLiga Santander* Data updated as of March 15, 2020 Betis decided this Sunday night to also suspend the collective training of their first squads “until further notice” and it adapts to the State of Alarm decreed by the Government to alleviate the spread of the coronavirus. The Verdiblanco club rested the weekend after exercising on Friday and was scheduled to return this Monday, but events have precipitated this determination.“The first team players will receive a personalized training and nutrition plan so that they can work individually at home. This measure is added to the manual of preventive practices that the club has already transferred to all its athletes and employees to prevent the spread of the coronavirus, “states the statement from the Verdiblanco club. “The medical services will maintain daily telephone contact with their professionals to follow the evolution of each one of them and act accordingly if there were any situation that required it ““On the other hand, the residence where the oldest quarry players stay will remain open for young people from other countries and regions whose return home is not advisable at this time, “notes the Betis note.last_img read more


Maradona and Juve de Platini succumb to Hellas Verona

first_imgThe year 1984 arrived and Big Brother was not that all-seeing eye that dominated the world. Who yes reigned on the planet football was Michel Platini, that in the summer of that same year it was proclaimed champion with Europe with Francewon his second Ballon d’Or and in Turin, where she led the best Juventus of history, it was almost as important as FIAT. It was the same summer that a player came to Serie A who came to break all the schemes. The Naples signed Maradona, destined to snatch the crown from the French. It was also the summer that Rummenigge, the great German star of the moment, signed for Inter, and in which the Fiorentina hired the magician Socrates, star of the Brazilian team. Was the Golden Age of Calcium. Zico, Gentile, Paolo Rossi, Junior, Laudrup, Souness, Falcao, Passarella, Boniek, among others, formed a constellation of stars that were distributed among the different Serie A teams. Each team had a great figure; calcium was like the NBA of soccer. Hand in hand with Bagnoli, the Hellas Verona was giving Giant steps season after season. Ascended a few months after the coach arrived, se qualified for UEFA the following year, in 1983, the year in which he also reached end of Coppa, where he fell before the mighty Platini’s Juventus. The following year he consolidated his success by playing the final again, but this time he lost to Roma.The season 1984-85 it was a course with special circumstances that Bagnoli interpreted like nobody else. The Juventus focused on the European Cup, which ended up winning after the catastrophe of Heysel, and discarded the league. It was the season of adaptation of Maradona, Roma, who had played the European Cup final the previous season, was in a process of transition, Socrates crashed in Fiorentina, Milan was under reconstruction and Inter lacked the pace in the final months of competition. They were big times of the catenaccio. Italy champion of the World of Bearzot and Juventus from Trapattoni marked the style to follow. A perfect style for a man like Bagnoli, used to working with more effort than talent. Amid so much galactic signing, the Hellas Verona signed to danish Elkjaer Larsen and to german Hans Peter Briegel, that year they would leave their mark on the history of Serie A. With the team’s two new and unique foreigners on attack, Hellas Verona became a solid, rocky, backlash team, specialized in taking more advantage of the mistakes of the rival than of their successes. He only received 19 goals, the team that conceded the least. Larsen and Briegel, along with Galderisi, the local idol, finished in the Top-10 of championship scorers, scoring eight points the Danish and nine his two companions. It was a difficult time for goal in Serie A.After that title, the Hellas history, like the Romeo and Juliet, ended in tragedy: the team gradually faded and in the 1989-90 ended up falling. Since then it has become a calcium lift equipment, with constant increases and decreases and financial problems. And there is no place like Verona where the stories of passion and tragedies fit together better. In full swing of Italian football sneaked a unexpected protagonist coming from a city where the word love has an omnipresent dimension: Verona, eternal capital of romanticism thanks to the work Romeo and Juliet. Four centuries later, it would be the technician Osvaldo Bagnoli and not Shakespeare, the great author of an exciting story that took place in the Italian city. And is that this humble italian coach took the reins of the Hellas Verona in 1981 when the club was active in Serie B, and in four years made him champion of what was then the best league in the world. Surely Shakespeare would have cataloged the feat as The dream of a nigth of summer.last_img read more