No. 4 UIW’s Comeback Victory Over No. 8 A&M-Corpus Christi Sets Up McNeese Rematch

first_imgThe Islanders drew first blood in the opening frame as Enrique Sanchez Jr. led off the home-half with a double to left center and traveled the other 180 feet on a pair of groundouts. In the ensuing half inning, the Islanders reached on their first three at-bats and, after two outs and a pitching change, plated three runs on back-to-back RBI singles. UIW plated the tying run in the sixth, which opened with back-to-back singles to put runners on the corners, followed by a Garza sac fly to score Shea Gutierrez. Incarnate Word will face McNeese in a rematch of the schools’ first-round game at 7 p.m. tonight, and A&M-Corpus Christi’s will head home. Duarte issued back-to-back walks to begin the fifth, bringing an end to his outing as Scott Malone called upon Tyler Miller. A Ryan Flores grounder advanced the runners 90 feet, and Antonio Valdez came home on a wild pitch to cut the A&M-Corpus Christi lead in half. Reliever Andrew Morgan (5-0) tossed 6.1 innings of scoreless baseball, giving up just three hits and striking out five. Ridge Rogers was a perfect 3-for-3 at the plate and scored two runs, including the gamewinner in the top of the eighth. Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – Survive and advance. That was the mantra for No. 4 Incarnate Word in 5-4 win over No. 8 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday afternoon at Constellation Field. The Cardinals were forced to come from behind twice to eliminate the Islanders. Perez retired the first two batters in the top of the fourth before handing the ball off to Dylan Duarte, who pegged a batter and walked two others to put ducks on the pond. Michael Garza worked Duarte to a full count but fanned at the 3-2 pitch to end the frame. In the bottom of the eighth, Morgan achieved a feat not done by a Cardinals pitcher in 17.2 innings – a 1-2-3 inning – to maintain the one-run advantage. He followed it up with another in the ninth to secure the win. The sophomore from Flower Mound reached on a one-out single and scored from second on an Eddy Gonzalez base knock for the third lead change of the game. A&M-Corpus Christi starter Leo Perez surrendered his first hit on a leadoff single from Ridge Rogers, who came around to score on an Eddy Gonzalez triple to even the score. On the first pitch of the next at-bat, Gonzalez dashed home on a passed ball to take the lead at 2-1.last_img read more

Cross Country Athlete of the Week Honors Belong to Rowe and Ramirez

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Jordan Rowe and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.Rowe led the Cardinals to an eighth-place team finish at the Chile Pepper Festival over the weekend in Fayetteville, Ark. In his second race of the 2019 season, the senior stamped a career-best time of 24:01.5 in the 8k event, shaving more than two minutes off his previous best mark at the 2018 Southland Conference Championship. Rowe and the Cardinals will return to the course Saturday, Oct. 19 at the Bronco Invitational in Santa Clara, Calif.Ramirez led her Stephen F. Austin squad with an 11th-place individual finish at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational over the weekend in South Bend, Ind. The junior completed the 5k event with a time of 17:23.71 in a field of 193 runners. Ramirez will join the Ladyjacks back on the course Saturday, Oct. 19, at the Arturo Barrios Invite, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station.Men’s Athlete of the Week: Jordan Rowe, Lamar – Sr. – Frinton-on-Sea, UKRowe competed over the weekend at the Chile Pepper Festival in Fayetteville, Ark., taking ninth-place individual honors and leading his Lamar squad to an eighth-place team finish. After beginning the 8k event with a 4:39.8 pace in the opening mile, the senior ultimately crossed the finish line with a time of 24:01.5 to close out his second race of the season. His performance also marks his career-best time in the 8k event.Honorable Mention: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian; Jared Hamilton, Central Arkansas; Ben Drew, Houston Baptist. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin – La Porte, TexasRamirez paced the Ladyjacks on Friday, finishing 11th out of nearly 200 runners in the women’s Gold Division race at the Joe Piane Notre Dame Invitational. The junior’s 5k performance marked a new personal best time and sealed an average mile time of 5:35.6 for the weekend, as Ramirez completed the race with a 17:23.71 clip.Honorable Mention: Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian; Sara Steimel, Central Arkansas; Yvonne Chepkorir, Houston Baptist; Julie Emmerson, Lamar.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Arsenal fans taunt Spurs over ‘relegation form’ after 15 points in 15 games

first_imgOn the back of Tottenham’s seriously poor form, Arsenal legend Paul Merson has revealed he thinks his old club will “rip Spurs to shreds”.Merson revealed: “I think Arsenal will win the game quite comfortably, 4-1.”I think they will rip Tottenham to shreds. Spurs are struggling at the moment and if Arsenal get going then they could score a few.”The Man City game has covered over the cracks at Spurs I think.”3MORE ARSENAL STORIESLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialThe omens look bad for Spurs too, as they have won just ONE of their last 26 Premier league visits to Arsenal.This came back in 2010 when they came from 2-0 down to triumph 3-2.And while Mauricio Pochettino’s side did beat the old enemy 2-0 in the Carabao Cup last season at the Emirates, Spurs have won consecutive away matches at Arsenal just once – in 1925 and 1926. ARSENAL fans have been taunting Tottenham over their “relegation form” – with Mauricio Pochettino’s side picking up just 15 points from their last 15 games.Spurs struggled mightily at the back-end of 2018-19 and have carried that form over into this season – most-recently losing 1-0 at home to relegation-candidates Newcastle.3 Arsenal fans have enjoyed a laugh at Spurs’ expense amidst their woeful run of formCredit: Reuters3 Tottenham most-recently lost to relegation candidates NewcastleCredit: GettyWith the North London derby on the horizon, Arsenal fans took the opportunity to poke fun of their rivals on Twitter – despite being thumped by Liverpool in their last match.One disgruntled Gooner wrote: “Pochettino hasn’t won an away game since January. He’s also just won 4 matches in his last 15.”Yet Arsenal are the ones who get slated for poor away form and Spurs are labelled to be ‘on the rise’.”Another added: “Spurs have won only 4 of their last 15 away games. But you won’t hear about that.”A third simply posted, “Spurs has 4 wins in the last 15 PL games”, complete with a cry-laugh emoji.One even called it “relegation form”, saying: “Spurs have low key been pretty poor in the league for most of 2019, since February really.”15 points in their last 15 games: 8 defeats, 4 wins, 3 draws. That’s borderline relegation form.”Pochettino hasn’t won an away game since January. He’s also just won 4 matches in his last 15. Yet Arsenal are the ones who get slated for poor away form and Spurs are labelled to be “on the rise”.— TheArseneView (@TheArseneView) August 26, 2019 Ex-Arsenal and Tottenham star Emmanuel Adebayor agrees to join Turkish minnows Kayserispor on one-year deallast_img read more

Denver Test appears certain to go ahead

first_imgRLIF chairman John Grant was invited to attend the NRL CEO’s meeting, along with representatives of the NZRL and England’s Rugby Football League, to discuss with clubs and the RLPA concerns about the flight time and recovery process for players in the Test.The RLPA is still working through some issues with the countries but there is an acceptance that the Test will go ahead after the NZRL outlined details of the insurance coverage and medical processes for Kiwis players.Grant said all parties involved in the sanctioning for the Test acknowledged it had been a challenging process but there was widespread support for international football.”The opportunity afforded NZRL, RFL and the RLIF to meet directly with the RLPA, the NRL and the NRL clubs at this week’s CEO’s meeting, apart from being a first of its kind, allowed all parties to put their best foot forward in support of international rugby league,” Grant said in a statement.The NZRL and RFL have committed to a three-year deal to play an annual Test at Mile High Stadium and Grant said the RLIF would work with member nations and player representatives to review and improve the sanctioning process.”With the ever-changing broadcast rights landscape, more international matches will grow the number of participants and our audience worldwide and consequently increase revenue to the NRL and Super League from their domestic rights,” Grant said.”Growing this revenue line is an opportunity the clubs now clearly see and the Federation’s job is to ensure transparency of both a long-range international schedule and the process by which matches are sanctioned. This is at the top of our ‘to do’ list.”The Test has been scheduled for the stand-alone representative weekend, which also features the Women’s State of Origin match, the Pacific Test between Samoa and Tonga and Origin II.England coach Wayne Bennett told reporters in Auckland ahead of Brisbane’s match against the Warriors that the Denver Test would boost the international game.”Everyone else is off for Origin, there are other internationals going on, so why can’t England and New Zealand play in some part of the world,” Bennett said.”We don’t have the opportunity to play Origin and we have to take these opportunities when they come.”Australia has a huge advantage, and everyone wants us to be competitive and we won’t be competitive unless we play these kind of games.”There isn’t one player who doesn’t want to be on that plane. The players have the right to play in these games.”It is pretty unique to be over in Denver and play a game there. If I were a player, I’d want to take part as well.”last_img read more

Aisaga through to finals in boxing

first_imgWith a packed crowd this evening at the Caritas Hall Aisaga put up  a strong fight defeating Alfie Lai Pongi Junior of SI.In a three rounds bout, Aisaga defeated Pongo in round 2 in a technical knockout.So far all PNG boxers have made it through to the finals.last_img

Hunters hold strong to third spot

first_imgFrom 20 games played, the Hunters are on 32 competition points (14 wins, 6 losses and 2 byes) and a points for and against of 118.The Hunters 30-20 over the Burleigh Bears yesterday saw the Bears slip down to second place. The Redcliffe Dolphins are now first on the ladder.The Hunters will fly off to Australia this week to take on the Townsville Blackhawks at Jack Manski Oval this Saturday. Kick-off is at 4.05pm.The top 6:Redcliffe Dolphins (34), Burleigh Bears (33), SP Hunters (32), Townsville Blackhawks (31), Easts Tigers (26) and Sunshine Coast Falcons (25).last_img read more

No Payet deal following talks

first_imgSky sources understand West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan has rejected an improved second bid worth around £20m from the Ligue 1 side and is refusing to be bullied into a quick sale, with no financial need to sell the 29-year-old.Marseille’s president Jacques-Henri Eyraud held high-level discussions with West Ham officials in London in a bid to secure a deal for Payet, who played at Marseille for two seasons before joining the Hammers in the summer of 2015.Payet, who has turned down numerous offers from clubs in England and China, wants to leave West Ham and return to Marseille due to family reasons. Sky sources understand Payet will also take a 30 per cent pay cut if a move to Marseille does go through.West Ham will not consider an offer of less than £30m for Payet, having turned down a £19.1m bid for the France international from Marseille last week.Sky sources understand Marseille are considering making a third bid for Payet, but are concerned that the longer negotiations drag on, the more likely it is that other clubs will try to sign the former Lille and Saint Etienne man.Sky Sports News HQ reporter Kaveh Solhekol said: “I have just been speaking to someone who was involved in those talks. The first thing to make clear is that Dimitri Payet has nothing against West Ham, he has nothing against the club’s fans, he has nothing against the other players in the squad or the manager Slaven Bilic.“By moving to Marseille he will be taking a considerable pay cut. This is nothing to do with money. Dimitri Payet is not being greedy. At the moment he is being paid around £125,000-a-week by West Ham. My understanding is that if he goes to Marseille he will be taking a 30 per cent pay cut, he will be being paid less than £100,000-a-week.“The reason he wants to move back to France is simply that his wife and three young children have not settled in England, they are struggling to adapt to life in London. He has also turned down massive offers to go to China and he has also turned down expressions of interest from other clubs in England. He just wants to go home because his family has not settled here.“He knows the fans are finding it difficult to understand why he wants to return to France, but he hopes they can find it in their hearts to understand that he wants to go back for family reasons.”Payet informed Bilic of his desire to leave the club last week and was not included in the matchday squad for Saturday’s 3-0 victory over Crystal Palace.He is not training with the first-team squad and will continue to work with the under-23s.Sky sources understand West Ham would prefer Payet apologised to the club and supporters and return to first-team training.Payet has been a stand-out performer for West Ham since arriving for £10.75m, scoring 15 goals in 60 appearances, and was rewarded with a new five-and-a-half year deal in February.last_img read more

Rei Manaj is transferred to Barça

first_imgThe Albanian international leaves the discipline of the La Mancha team, which It came from Inter Milan in the summer of 2018. Since then, Rei has played 41 official matches, scoring 10 goals.Now, Albacete is looking for at least one forward in the market to find a replacement for Rei Manaj since the Manchego team is the least scoring team of Second division.Olabe, near ExtremaduraAs for departures, it is expected that in the next few hours the return of Roberto Olabe to the Estremadura, a player assigned by Eibar in Albacete but who has not enjoyed prominence in the white team this season. The outgoing operation begins in the Albacete. The front Rei Manaj has been transferred to FC Barcelona to play in the Barca subsidiary that seeks promotion to the Second Division in an operation that AS Albacete has been able to know expect to enter more than 2 million euros. In addition, the white set a percentage is reserved in case of a future sale and also, would receive an amount of money in case Manaj gets to debut in the first team culé.last_img read more

Cavani goes on stage in two minutes

first_imgThe Uruguayan did not disappoint his own when he sent a trap to the Lopes network within minutes of entering. On his first try. The Matador signed his goal 199 with the shirt of the capital set that both he and the fans celebrated with rage. And even flares and flags of Uruguay. Despite a last month with doubts and no goals (he did not score since January 5), love remains intact between the whole of Paris and the striker. L ‘Equip Edinson Cavani has returned strongly after his frustrated departure to Atlético de Madrid. The Uruguayan returned to play before his audience in the Park of the Princes and he did not decide to take its toll on his attempt to march. And even less, when his goal ended up sentencing Olympique de Lyon that threatened the comeback (4-2).When in the 75th minute, when the fourth referee pulled the sign with the number 9 in green, The Parisian public entered into effervescence. The Salto received a great ovation as soon as they entered and from the bottom, they sang their song.center_img Eight days after traveling to Dortmund for the first leg of the Champions League round of 16, Tuchel tries to recover the best Edi, who is having muscle problems getting more minutes on the green in his last season in Paris. So, the German tries to generate a blessed headache to have to choose the nine of the Westfalenstadion.last_img read more

Torrado: “I came to ask for a test to play in Europe”

first_imgTorrado started in the year 2000 in Tenerife, then went through the Polideportivo Ejido, Sevilla and Racing de Santander at a decisive moment in his career in which he established himself as one of the best midfielders in Mexico, participating in three World Cups .How do you see your time in Spain so long after?It was enriching what I experienced in Spanish football. I came to Tenerife by chipping stone, they did not come looking for me, I came to ask for a test to be able to play in European football. I valued everything and took advantage of every moment.How do you remember the signing with the Ejido?I earned the chance to play with them and I am grateful that my career because of the gentlemen’s agreement in Mexico could have been cut short there. They opened the doors for me so that I could continue playing and that catapulted me to later sign for Sevilla and finish my European adventure at Racing Santander.What was the hardest part of being a foreign player in Spain?The hardest thing was after having promoted with Tenerife. Despite having started in 38 of 42 games, I did not find a place in another club, which meant one of the most important challenges I experienced in my career.It was difficult to turn everything around and find a team that trusted me; continue working even though I could not play. That made me resilient. It was also hard to be at Sevilla and they will take the card from me because of the foreign position. I decided not to quit and continue training, despite not playing.How did you take on those days?They helped me to appreciate the environment in which I grew up, I spent many days alone and always remembered where I saw and the values ​​that were instilled in me. It was valuable to realize how lucky I had been, then I had the opportunity to go to Santander, play again and feel like a footballer, useful in a team.How was the deal with the Spanish?The Spanish footballer is very professional, I have seen that throughout my career. I had a good relationship with Luis García when we played in Tenerife, with Mista, with Pablo Alfaro, Javier Casquero, David Charcos, Curro Torres, Pierre Cherubino and others. I was fortunate to have good colleagues, excellent people like Rafa Benítez and Ramón Planes, who gave me the opportunity at Santander, and with whom I have a good friendship.How did playing in Spain influence you as a person? In addition to the friendships I was able to cultivate, I met many people from other countries. I had the opportunity to study marketing. In Seville I met people from outside soccer, something valuable. and I appreciated the experience of knowing a different culture. The diet, although similar to that of Mexico, was different.Did you figure out that you would have had better contracts if you had stayed in Mexico?I never saw it as a matter of money. I always saw it as a way to fulfill my dream and show myself that I had the ability to play in a competitive league like the Spanish one. When you do it without looking for the money at the end everything turns around and you are compensated by other sides.I was compensated in having good friends, living a culture that I did not know, knowing places that I would not have known if I had not been there. Then I returned to Mexico and had a good contract. One thing is not at odds with the other. Many people will say that I spent years in which I could make more money, but I saw it as an investment, I was able to polish my football, find people who enriched me and know other things.Was it difficult for you to accept the withdrawal?It was a duel that I experienced as a footballer and as a person. Throughout childhood, adolescence and youth I played soccer. It was a 20-year career and when I left it, the mat moved me. I was grateful for what he touched me; I always came up with the idea of ​​giving myself as much as possible to the institution that I trust and contributed with commitment.How do you think the transfers will change after COVID-19?We will have to see how the situation evolves and how the economies of this global pandemic are recovering. See how the relationship of the clubs with sponsors will be, how the television rights will continue and based on that the clubs will determine how much money they have to invest in signing. We don’t know that now, especially when you are outside an institution.Now many repeat that soccer players earn a lot and doctors little. How do you see that?All professions are important. When there is a World Cup it is the soccer players who generate the expectation and entertainment for all people. Today it is the doctors who will determine where we have to go and what the processes will be to get ahead of the pandemic all together. All professions are worthy and at some point they become relevant.Messi, to give an example, is a footballer of international stature, decisive in his team and his team. He generates a lot of economic profit, the market is willing to pay.Keep training?I like to do exercises. I don’t do it as an obligation, but I enjoy it. I do functional exercises, I have a pulley at home, kettlebells, dumbbells, I do push-ups, bars, I don’t like running, but I do jump rope. I like to ride a mountain bike, it is one of the things that I could not do when playing. Every time I can I take a trip to some mountain to experience the adrenaline. I also play tennis.How do you see his life about to turn 41?I can say that I sleep peacefully. The things I wanted to do as a footballer I did. I achieved the dreams I had as a boy, I was able to represent my country in the World Cup, in one of them I scored a goal, and I am fortunate to have a beautiful family with which to grow, share and now educate three children’s jewels that I have. The Mexican Gerardo Torrado, who played in Spanish soccer between 2000 and 2005, assured this Sunday that Trying out in Laliga, it was an enriching experience because it “smashed stone” in the Second Division and grew until reaching Sevilla and Racing Santander.last_img read more