Hildebrand, Odum, Hite Earn Week Nine Football Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Hayden Hildebrand and George Odum, and UIW’s Desmond Hite are the Southland Conference Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Offensive Player of the Week: Hayden Hildebrand, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Quarterback – Bossier City, La.Hildebrand tossed four touchdown passes with zero interceptions and completed 12 of 16 passes (75 percent) for 250 yards in UCA’s 47-17 win over McNeese. His touchdown passes went for 55, 54, 48 and five yards against the No. 2 pass defense and No. 1 overall defense in the conference. The Bears scored 47 points against a Cowboy defense which had allowed just one offensive touchdown in its last four games. He earned the L.B. Jackman Award, given to the co-MVP of the homecoming game. Honorable Mention: Justin Johnson, Sam Houston State; Peyton Guidry, McNeese; Lawrence Ghansah, Stephen F. Austin. 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. Hildebrand was named Offensive of Player of the Week, Odum earned Defensive Player of the Week and Desmond Hite earned special teams distinction. This is both Hildebrand and Odum’s second weekly awards of the season and marks UCA’s seventh overall as a team. Central Arkansas (7-1, 6-0 SLC) remains the lone undefeated team in conference play and next travels to face Lamar (1-7, 0-6 SLC) while UIW (1-7, 1-5 SLC) heads to Huntsville to take on Sam Houston State (7-1, 5-1 SLC). Both games are scheduled to broadcast on ESPN3 on Saturday, with UIW kicking off at 1 p.m. and UCA at 6 p.m.center_img Defensive Player of the Week: George Odum, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Linebacker/Defensive Back – Millington, Tenn.Odum had a career-high 16 tackles, including 10 solos, as the Bears dominated its top-20 showdown with the Cowboys. He registered an eight-yard sack and earned co-MVP of the homecoming game along with quarterback Hildebrand. Honorable Mention: Jackie Harvell, Central Arkansas; Storm Ruiz, Stephen F. Austin; Eric Piccione, Northwestern State. Special Teams Player of the Week: Desmond Hite, UIW – So. – Running Back/Kick Returner – Cypress, TexasHite tied a Southland Conference record against No. 23 Nicholls with his third kick return touchdown of the season. He had 128 yards on three returns against the Colonels on Saturday, including a 100-yard kick return score that came as Hite fielded a kickoff five yards deep in his own end zone. He has registered return touchdowns of 100, 100 and 96 yards this season.Desmond Hite returns ANOTHER kick for 6 – Play of the Week?VOTE: https://t.co/K7u8Q5vgGA @UIWAthletics @UIW_Football pic.twitter.com/VH4VVYxp2Y— HERO Sports FCS (@HEROSportsFCS) October 30, 2017 Honorable Mention: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Corey Avery, Sam Houston State; Jake Blumrick, Stephen F. Austin.last_img read more


first_imgFOR THE SECOND DAY IN A ROW, THERE ARE THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE LAST RACE, BUT SANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET JACKPOT REMAINS UNSOLVED, AS 12 WINNING TICKETS EACH PAY $3,752 SPECIAL EARLY FIRST POST TIME ON SATURDAY IS AT 11:30 A.M., GATES OPEN AT 9:30 A.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 8, 2019)–For the second day in a row, there were three “live” horses going into the eighth and final race in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, and once again the elusive wager remained unsolved, as #1 Posterize (9-1), #7 Red Clem (27-1) and #3 Jack’s Reign (59-1), all failed to win and finished fourth, seventh and 10th respectively.With $82,532 in “new” money wagered today, the total Rainbow Six Jackpot pool was $128,156.  Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 12 consolation winners, each worth $3,752.With an 11-race card on tap Saturday, the 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot will begin with race six, which has an approximate post time of 2:07 p.m. PT.Special early first post time tomorrow is at 11:30 a.m. and admission gates will open at 9:30 a.m. For additional information please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Prem quartet set to do battle for West Brom teenager Rico Richards

first_imgMANCHESTER CITY and Liverpool are among the big guns tracking West Brom wonderkid Rico Richards.Arsenal and Tottenham are also watching Richards, who turned 16 in September but has already spent time training with the Baggies’ Under-23 side.1 Klopp and Guardiola could do battle for Richards… as well as the Premier League tableThe exciting forward’s current contract expires next year and West Brom are keen to agree a new deal after losing other youngsters to bigger clubs.Morgan Rogers was still 16 when he left in the summer to join City in a deal worth £4m, one of the highest fees ever paid for a player of his age.And Louie Barry, 16, also rejected a scholarship with West Brom before moving abroad to Barcelona.Richards can play on either wing or as a No10 and is renowned for scoring as well as creating goals.He netted on his debut for England Under-17s earlier this season, when his team-mates included Barry and Harvey Elliott, who left Fulham for Liverpool last summer.Fellow West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson has impressed for the Baggies first-team this season.The defender has made 13 appearances in the Championship this season.And Tottenham Hotspur are also thought to be tracking him.Mauricio Pochettino’s side have struggled at right-back since Kyle Walker’s departure in 2017.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’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 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 bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotAnd the Hawthorns academy graduate could be just the man to grow into that role for Spurs.Ferguson could cost the Lilywhites upwards of £10million.Slaven Bilic’s side are currently top of the Championship after 16 games – having won 1-0 at Hull City on Saturday. Mauricio Pochettino speaks about needing time to build a squad after Spurs draw 1-1 with Sheffield Unitedlast_img read more

Vermeulen replaces Oosthuizen

first_imgPhoto Getty Images. Caption: South Africa’s Duane Vermeulen Vermeulen has not played for the Springboks since June last year, but the number eight is back in the reckoning for the clash at Stade de France.Oosthuizen has flown home after sustaining a serious knee injury in a heavy defeat to Ireland at the Aviva Stadium last weekend.Loose forward Pieter-Steph du Toit has also been ruled out the encounter with Les Bleus in Paris due to a concussion suffered against Joe Schmidt’s men.An SA Rugby statement said: “Experienced No 8 Duane Vermeulen has been called up to the Springbok squad as a replacement for Coenie Oosthuizen, who sustained a serious knee injury on Saturday in Dublin.”Oosthuizen underwent a scan before flying home from Dublin, and the results showed that he has sustained medial collateral and anterior cruciate ligament damage which will require surgery and an extended period of time of out of the game.”Vermeulen, who plays for French club Toulon, is set to join the Springbok squad on Monday at their base in Paris.”last_img read more

Wallabies great Shehadie dies

first_imgFormer Wallabies skipper Shehadie represented his county on 114 occasions and took part in 30 Tests, before assuming the Australian Rugby Union (ARU) presidency in 1980 and acting as a driving force behind the inaugural World Cup.He was inducted into the World Rugby Hall of Fame in 2011 in recognition of his impact on the sport, both on and off the field.”Today we mourn the loss of a great player, a great leader and visionary and a true gentleman, whose legacy to rugby fans around the world is the Rugby World Cup,” a statement from World Rugby chairman Bill Beaumont read.World Rugby mourns the sad passing of Nicholas Shehadie #WorldRugbyHOF inductee #32 & Vernon Pugh award winner from 2008. A legend on and off the pitchpic.twitter.com/9XmHStkLjN— World Rugby (@WorldRugby) February 12, 2018″Sir Nicholas was an outstanding administrator, whose passion and determination was the driving force behind his enormous contribution to the global and domestic game at what was a pivotal time for the sport.”The thoughts of the global rugby family are with his family, friends and the Australian rugby community at this difficult time.”Rugby Australia chairman Cameron Clyne said: “Not only have we lost one of our great Wallaby captains, we have lost a truly great Australian. His was an extraordinary life.”Sir Nicholas is one of the most revered figures in our game across the globe. He was a born leader, a gifted athlete, and an outstanding administrator who was instrumental in shaping the game both nationally and internationally through his various roles in rugby.”He was the first player to play over 100 matches for Australia, including 30 Test matches, but he was a man that transcended the game and is admired equally for his career in public life following his twelve years of international rugby.”Sad day for Australia with the passing of one of the greatest wallabies to play the game in Sir Nicholas Shehadie.. my condolences to Mick & the family— Quade Cooper (@QuadeCooper) February 12, 2018 Photo Getty Images. Caption: Wallabies great Nicholas Shehadie (centre)last_img read more

Crowd build up as games nears end

first_imgAt BSP Stadium were track and field, hockey, beach volleyball and netball are being played, a bumper crowd is expected.As early as 8am this morning, people who have yet to purchase tickets lined up at the ticket booths to grab the remaining tickets to be part of the games.On the draw card today, the track and field events started at 10am and end at 1:50pm with the relay of the men and women’s 4x100m relay.In beach volleyball, PNG women will play for the bronze medal play off at 2pm and men gold medal qualifier at 1pm. And in netball, the PNG ladies will look to book a ticket to the gold medal play off as they take on Cook Islands after lunch, and the hockey men and women qualifiers run from 1-5:30pm this afternoon.last_img read more

SA in charge against Sri Lanka

first_imgThe day started well enough for the tourists as they took South Africa’s remaining four first-innings wickets for just 19 runs to dismiss the hosts for 286; Suranga Lakmal (5-63) claiming a first Test five-for.But the tourists’ top-order flopped, with three further wickets falling before lunch to make it seven for the session, in stark contrast to the six in total on day one.Vernon Philander was the pick of the Proteas bowlers, taking 3-35, though greater application was shown by the Sri Lankan middle and lower order; Dhananjaya de Silva doggedly fighting through to 43 not out when play was ended 22 overs early due to bad light.In the morning session, South Africa’s final four wickets lasted all of 8.5 overs as they were bowled out for their lowest first innings Test total at St George’s Park in nine years.Philander (13) was the first to fall, caught at deep square-leg when top-edging a pull off Nuwan Pradeep (2-66).Lakmal then claimed his five-for, in his 32nd Test, Keshav Maharaj edging behind for a duck, before Kyle Abbott was run out without scoring and Quinton de Kock (37) was bowled by a Pradeep yorker to end the innings.However, Sri Lanka’s reply got off to a terrible start as Dimuth Karunaratne (5), Kusal Perera (7) and Kusal Mendis (0) were dismissed inside the opening eight overs of their innings.Karunaratne first inside-edged a Kyle Abbott (2-49) delivery onto his stumps, before Perera and Mendis both edged loose drives behind off Philander and Abbott, respectively.Skipper Angelo Mathews (39) led the way after lunch, while Kaushal Silva (16) and Dinesh Chandimal (28) too tried to occupy time at the crease, though runs proved to be a struggle.Philander ultimately accounted for both Silva and Chandimal lbw either side of tea, while Kagiso Rabada (1-63) had Mathews out, caught at third slip, sandwiched between those strikes.But just as it looked like Sri Lanka might collapse to the close, De Silva battled on bravely, although he should have been caught by left-arm spinner Keshav Maharaj off his own bowling when on 27.Maharaj (1-30) did at least pick up the scalp of Rangana Herath (24) lbw, after he missed an attempted reverse sweep.last_img read more

Bernardo Cruz reinforces the defense of Numancia

first_imgThe player joins Numancia’s training this Saturday and will be presented to the media on Monday. He will wear the number 16 on the shirt, the number that has been released after the departure of Carlos Gutierrez to the Japanese team of the Fukuoka Wasp. The player met the current coach of Numancia, Luis Carrión, when they were both in Cordoba. This was announced a week ago, and this Saturday has been confirmed. The Numancia has reached an agreement with Granada so that the central Bernardo Cruz plays in the Soriano team as a loan until the end of the season. Cruz started this season at Alcorcón, a team that the Reds will face next Wednesday. With the potter set he has played a total of four games. Bernardo Cruz Torres (Córdoba, July 17, 1993) measures 1.90 meters and has more than 100 matches in the Second Division and has played in the category with several teams such as Córdoba, Racing Club, Sevilla Atlético, CD Lugo, Granada CF and AD Alcorcón.last_img read more

Enes Unal, the unexpected savior of Pucela

first_imgSurely he is the Real Valladolid striker who has accumulated more sighs of despair in the Zorrilla stands in the last two seasons and, nevertheless, the good moment of Enes Unal is giving relief to the blanquivioleta environment. To his two goals against Leganés must add the much, very important, against Marbella when the tragedy was chewed. Not only that, but the Turkish, very motivated, as he explained, because it is the year of Eurocopa and wants to go, scored the first goal in the duel against Tolosa, also in the KO tournament, and scored a penalty in the meeting against Mallorca. In total, this season has already achieved five goals, three in the League and two in the Cup, which is just one goal to match his mark last season, when he scored six goals, all of them in the regularity competition , although three of them were penalties. The good moment of Unal contrasts with the downturn of the other two attackers of the team. Sergi Guardiola started very plugged in, but a period of inconsequence in the matches is very worrying. He has scored four goals so far with the objective fact that in the four games he has scored the team has not lost: he scored Betis, Real Madrid, Eibar and Valencia. Two wins and two draws. The team needs you. More disappointing, still, is Sandro’s role that clearly goes from less to more. He arrived in Valladolid with the great player vitola at odds with the goal, gafado, and his good performances culminated with both against Mallorca. However, far from removing the bad streak, he was transferred to the team that was five games without seeing goal. A single goal is a very poor contribution of the Canary, which was expected much more in Valladolid.last_img read more

Varane: “Ramos finds stimuli every day …”

first_imgModels: “I am inspired by players like Pepe and Sergio Ramos, defenders like me, and Cristiano Ronaldo: he is an example for any soccer player. I learned a lot from them: for example, Sergio Ramos has taken the winning mentality. Find stimuli every days, he always wants to win, even in training. He has experience and never loses the right motivation. “ The Madrid: “Being a Real Madrid player means having little margin for error. We have to know how to defend above, to pressure the rivals, and this leads us to have 50 meters of field behind us: that’s why we have to have the maximum concentration” .Hazard: “He is integrating well, he has an impressive talent. Playing with him is a pleasure, in the field it makes a difference.” Raphael Varane is living his ninth season at Real Madrid. The French central, one of the veterans of the white team despite being only 26 years old, is going through a great moment in a personal way. In an interview in DAZN, published in Italy, Varane talks about his referents, his goals, about Cristiano and Messi, about his idolized Zidane …goals: “The goal is always the same: winning everything. Winning always makes you want to try those emotions again and show that you can compete for the title. What I won is more than a dream: having won so many drinks is more than I expected “.center_img Face Messi: “Lionel is a special player, with him you cannot defend as you do with others. It requires a lot of attention, you have to defend as a team: you cannot afford to leave spaces.”Zidane: “He is a great example for me. He is very calm, always stays positive and believes in himself.”Future: “Every year here is a great challenge. I’ve been at Real for eight years and at the beginning of each season it’s like starting from scratch: I restart to do my best.”last_img read more