Month: May 2020

Cooper, Guidry, Raborn Earn Final Weekly Football Awards

first_imgSpecial Teams Player of the Week: Gunnar Raborn, McNeese – Jr. – Placekicker – Lafayette, La.Raborn nailed a 52-yard field goal at the end of the second quarter to give McNeese a 10-0 lead, then hit a 24-yarder in the third to put the Cowboys up 13-0 en route to a 13-3 win over Lamar on Saturday night. His 52-yarder was the third-longest in school history and the longest make for McNeese since 2010. It also ranks as the third-longest in the league this season. All teams concluded their 2017 seasons with wins last week, with the Lions finishing with a 6-5 record (6-3 SLC), the Demons at 4-7 (4-5 SLC) and the Cowboys at 9-2 (7-2 SLC). 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. Honorable Mention: Max Lyons, Southeastern Louisiana; Dominique Hill, McNeese; Chris Terrell, Central Arkansas. Cooper was named Offensive Player of the Week while Guidry earned Defensive Player of the Week and Raborn was tabbed for special teams distinction. Offensive Player of the Week: Marcus Cooper, Southeastern Louisiana – Fr. – Running Back – Altair, TexasCooper posted his Southland-high fourth 100-yard rushing performance of the season in Thursday’s season-ending 21-17 win over No. 17/25 Nicholls. The freshman finished with 143 yards on 12 carries, including a 63-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. In his first collegiate season, the Jerry Rice Award candidate led the Lions with 646 rushing yards and finished the season with a single-season school record 10.1 yards per carry.center_img Defensive Player of the Week: Peyton Guidry, Northwestern State – Sr. – Linebacker – Cut Off, La.Guidry made a career-high 18 tackles, including 3 for lost yards, in the Demons’ 38-21 win over Stephen F. Austin. He intercepted a pass at the SFA 27 to set up NSU’s first touchdown, while the Demons kept the Lumberjacks’ offense under 300 yards until their final series. Guidry had tackles in two goal line stands – one early in the third quarter ending with a fourth-down stop with Guidry involved, the other a tackle for loss at the three-yard line in the fourth quarter, culminating the drive with a missed field goal. Guidry’s 18 tackles rank 14th nationally in FCS this year and is the second-most by any Southland defender. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marcus Cooper, Northwestern State’s Peyton Guidry and Gunnar Raborn of McNeese are the Southland Conference Football Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by Honorable Mention: Jeremiah Briscoe, Sam Houston State; Chris Jones, Northwestern State; Carlos Blackman, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Chris Stewart, Sam Houston State; Patrick Ponder, Central Arkansas.last_img read more


first_imgBy Art WilsonSouthern Calif. NewsGroup [email protected]   Sham73 on TwitterLONGSHOT BOLO REGISTERS 1 ¼ LENGTH GRADE I, $500,000 SHOEMAKER MILE  SHOCKER AS GEROUX & GAINES COMBINE FOR GATE TO WIRE TURF SCORE IN 1:34.07ARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2019)–A 32-1 longshot trained by Carla Gaines, Bolo went gate to wire under Florent Geroux to win the $500,000 Grade I Shoemaker Mile in only his second race in nearly two years.Bolo, a 7-year-old gelded son of Temple City, beat River Boyne by 1 1/4 lengths, running the mile in 1:34.07 while setting fractions of 23.51, 46.95 and 1:10.44. Bowies Hero was third, a nose behind River Boyne. Delta Prince, the 9-5 favorite, finished seventh.Gaines said she had trouble finding a rider for Bolo.“To be honest, I was a little miffed,” she said. “I know he’s a horse from the past and he’s had a long time off, but I didn’t have a lot of guys calling me wanting to ride him. I called Derrick Lawson (Prat’s agent) and asked who Prat was riding and he told me he would call Florent’s agent.”The rest is history as Bolo, 12th in the 2015 Kentucky Derby and sixth in the 2017 Shoemaker Mile, scored his sixth victory in 19 starts and his first since the Grade II Arcadia Stakes at Santa Anita on Feb. 11, 2017.Note:  As the Shoemaker Mile is a Breeders’ Cup “Win & You’re In” Challenge Race, Bolo has earned a fees-paid berth into the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Mile here at Santa Anita on Nov. 2.last_img read more


first_imgIRISH-BRED OSCAR DOMINGUEZ HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SAN LUIS REY STAKES AT MARATHON 1 ½ MILES ON TURFVETERAN GELDING TO BE RIDDEN BY RISPOLI WHO IS NOW REPRESENTED BY MCCLELLAN  ARCADIA, Calif. (March 18, 2020)–Recent graded stakes winning Oscar Dominguez, a 7-year-old Irish-bred gelding, heads a field of seven older horses going a marathon mile and one half on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 San Luis Rey Stakes at Santa Anita.  Trained by Richard Baltas, who heads the Winter Meet standings with 21 victories, Oscar Dominguez will be ridden for the first time by Italian-born Umberto Rispoli, who is now represented by highly respected veteran agent Scotty McClellan.McClellan, who over a span of five-plus decades has represented top riders such as Darrel McHargue, Chris McCarron and Alex Solis, had been idle since Joe Talamo shifted his tack to Oaklawn Park in early January.Most recently a close third to top turf horse United in the Grade II San Marcos Stakes at a mile and one quarter Feb. 1, Oscar Dominguez was a late running winner of the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup two starts back on Dec. 1 and should relish the mile and one half distance on Saturday.Trainer Mike Puype’s California-bred Ward ‘n Jerry finished less than half a length behind Oscar Dominguez when third in the Hollywood Turf Cup and he comes off a second place finish versus state-breds in the Cal Cup Turf Classic at a mile and one eighth here on Jan. 18.Trainer Steve Knapp’s Swamp Souffle ran huge in his first race off of a $32,000 claim, daylighting a starter allowance field at a mile and one quarter on dirt here Feb. 29.  With three wins from nine tries on grass, he’s a dangerous horse that may employ front-running tactics.California-bred Ashleyluvssugar, who won the 2015 San Luis Rey, will be making history on Saturday, as it’s believed he’s the only horse in Santa Anita history to start in the same race a total of four times.  Winless in his last 15 starts, dating back to May, 2017, the 9-year-old gelding by Game Plan will be a longshot with Brice Blanc up.OSCAR DOMINGUEZOwner:  Nancy Messineo & Bruce SandsTrainer:  Richard BaltasClaimed for $40,000 eight starts back on Feb. 7, 2019, winning two races and finishing off the board just twice in his seven starts with team Baltas.  Best suited as a deep closer, he rallied from last to finish third, beaten three quarters of a length by United in the San Marcos and rates a huge chance under turf master Rispoli at a mile and one half on Saturday.  With one win from four starts in his native Ireland, “Oscar” is now 38-6-6-5 with earnings of $451,630.  A winner of the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup two starts back and close in all of his last five starts, all graded stakes, he’s strictly the horse to beat in the San Luis Rey.WARD ‘N JERRYOwner:  Mr. and Mrs. Larry D. WilliamsTrainer:  Mike PuypeThird, beaten a neck by Oscar Dominguez two starts back in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup, this 7-year-old California-bred gelding by Luck Pulpit disappointed when second as the 2-1 favorite in the mile and one eighth Cal Cup Turf Classic.  A first condition allowance winner in open company going 1 3/8 miles on turf three starts back at Del Mar on Aug. 28, Ward ‘n Jerry should appreciate the mile and one half trip on Saturday with leading man Flavien Prat taking over in the saddle.  With five wins from 19 starts, Ward ‘n Jerry, who has never run for a claiming tag, will be seeking his first stakes win.SWAMP SOUFFLEOwner:  Steve Knapp, Sabina Romo-Zolotas & Steven Zolotas                Trainer:  Steve KnappClaimed out of a sixth place effort going 1 1/8 miles on turf two starts back for $32,000, this 4-year-old Florida-bred gelding by Bodemeister ran the race of his career in taking a starter allowance at   1 ¼ miles on dirt by 2 ¾ lengths Feb. 29.  Ridden for the first time by Rispoli, he pressed the early pace and opened up by three lengths heading to the far turn in a dominant performance.  With Rispoli committed to Oscar Dominguez, Mario Gutierrez takes over on a much improved horse who may opt to press the likes of Ashleyluvssugar for early supremacy.THE GRADE III SAN LUIS REY STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTSwamp Souffle–Mario Gutierrez–120Camino Del Paraiso–Tiago Pereira–120Ashleyluvssugar–Brice Blanc–120Oscar Dominguez–Umberto Rispoli–124Go for a Ride–Edwin Maldonado–120Ward ‘n Jerry–Flavien Prat–120French Getaway–Rafael Bejarano–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  In accordance with health dictates issued by the state of California, and in the local, state and national effort to mitigate the spread of the coronavirus, there will be no public admittance at Santa Anita until further notice.last_img read more

Stubborn Poch cost Spurs by not burying hatchet with Eriksen and Vertonghen

first_imgIT was easy for Spurs fans to find a villain – step forward Mike Dean. Again.But the brutal, bitter truth that was apparent for all to see was a simple one – something is wrong at Tottenham.3 Pochettino cost Tottenham dearly with his decisions against NewcastleCredit: EPA3 Pochettino opted to start contract-rebel Eriksen on the bench for NewcastleCredit: GettyAnother listless, lifeless display. Zero creativity for the first half. Not too much more after the break.No zip. No spark. No penetration. No intensity. A porous back line.And, it seemed, nobody willing to make the brave decisions on the pitch.Yes, there are other factors.Mauricio Pochettino is right to assert that the continuing speculation over Christian Eriksen’s future is adding an unwanted layer of uncertainty.He was, once more, without Dele Alli, the one player capable of making those runs in behind a static, out of sorts Harry Kane.New midfield heartbeat Tanguy Ndombele was out, Giovani Lo Celso is still trying to find his Tottenham feet, Ryan Sessegnon is recovering from his injury.The performance of Son Heung-Min, too, was evidence that there is, as there always has been, a difference between being fit and being match-fit.CHICKENS COME HOME TO ROOSTBut for all that Newcastle were organised, determined, robust and, when they needed it, in receipt of a slice of luck, should not have mattered.With 80 per cent of the ball, Spurs should always win.That they only managed two shots on target in 90 minutes was proof of what has, in truth, been lacking through the first three games.They got away with it, twice. First when Eriksen sparked a recovery against Aston Villa, then in the ridiculous draw at Manchester City.Sunday, though, was chickens coming home to roost for the Cockerel.And, for all he has done over his first five seasons at the Spurs helm, this one was firmly on Pochettino.Whether or not Eriksen will be at the club next month, he is, for now, the most creative player in Pochettino’s squad.If he was deemed capable of being sent on to try to turn the match around – and it was only when the Dane was on the pitch that Spurs even looked as if they had a chance of rescuing themselves – he should have started. It’s that simple.3 Jan Vertonghen was left on the bench for the 1-0 loss against NewcastleCredit: Rex FeaturesErik Lamela did nothing. Again.Ditto Lucas Moura, far more effective, it seems, when handed cameo roles then when in the starting side.Surely, surely, given that Newcastle were always going to sit deep, Eriksen should have been handed the playmaker role, allowed to drop into pockets between the Newcastle lines, tease Steve Bruce’s defenders into indiscretions.But even without Eriksen, Spurs needed to play with conviction, vibrancy, pace and thrust.Instead, from the outset, they were sleepwalking to defeat, dozing in the late August sunshine.Nobody was dozing more, though, than the centre-half whose selection shows up another of Pochettino’s foibles – that he bears a grudge.Davinson Sanchez has many attributes and may yet become a top defender.But he is, still, nowhere near as good a partner for Toby Alderweireld than Jan Vertonghen.MISSING JANIf Vertonghen plays on the left, with Alderweireld on the right, that Joelinton goal is not scored. Neither would Villa’s opener have been conceded.Vertonghen gives the team natural balance, shape, conviction. He makes Alderweireld a better player as well.Yet, so far this season, Vertonghen has not kicked a ball.Whether that be about his contract position – like Alderweireld and Eriksen, the defender is entering the final year of his current deal – his fitness or some other beef the manager has with the player, omitting him is Pochettino cutting off his nose to spite his face.Self-defeating in the extreme.Of course, it did not help that, when Pochettino was about to make his double-change, Kyle Walker-Peters’ hamstring twanged.Moving Moussa Sissoko to right-back meant Eriksen played deeper than he would have to fill the void, negating the impact of the changes.Likewise, while Kane should have had a penalty late-on, he was not at the races. Maybe, despite that double against Villa, he just does not get August? 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Pochettino will know that as much as his players.This is a big, big week. And, like the Newcastle defeat, that is on the manager, too.Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City could face Champions League ‘group of death’ in next Thursday’s drawlast_img read more

Son sent off via VAR for kicking Rudiger with Chelsea beating 10-man Spurs

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Heung-Min Son was sent off by VAR for aiming a kick at Chelsea defender Antonio Rudiger.The two players clashed on the hour mark, with Son falling to the floor.5 Heung-Min Son appeared to kick out at Antonio Rudiger on the hour markCredit: Sky Sports5 The Chelsea defender crumpled onto the floor while Son claimed his innocenceCredit: Sky Sports5 Referee Anthony Taylor brandished the red card to Heung-Min Son after VAR ruled he had kicked out at Antonio RudigerCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHe was clearly infuriated with what he deemed a foul on him, and he aimed a kick upwards at Rudiger.Referee Anthony Taylor was alerted by video technology that the incident needed looking at.After a few minutes, the man in the middle brandished the red card, which saw the South Korean star slump to the turf in despair.It is the South Korean’s second red card of the season after he was dismissed for an attempted tackle that led to Everton midfielder Andre Gomes breaking his leg in two places.VAR PLAYS KEY ROLEThis was later rescinded however as a panel judged it wasn’t the tackle that caused the horror injury but studs getting caught in the grass.It was the second big appearance of video technology in the game.Towards the end of the first half Chelsea were awarded a controversial penalty after Paulo Gazzaniga crashed into Marcos Alonso.It led to Sky Sports pundit and former Manchester United star Gary Neville labelling the incident as “an assault”.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticReferee Anthony Taylor firstly gave a free-kick the other way.But after consulting VAR the decision was overturned and he instead pointed to the spot.Willian did the rest and sent Gazzaniga the wrong way to put the Blues 2-0 up, scoring his second goal of the game.5 The South Korean striker sank to the turf as he was given an early bathCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd5 Son was patted on the head by his manager Jose Mourinho – but he could have no complaintsCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltdlast_img read more

Johnson key for Kiwis in Coventry: Smith

first_imgJohnson proved to the be the difference in the Kiwis’ 17-16 win over England last week, scoring a try and kicking the winning field goal in a fine all-round display.The mercurial Warriors playmaker was poor in the recent loss to the Kangaroos in Perth, criticised heavily for his fifth tackle options as David Kidwell’s side lost 20-6.However, he rediscovered his mojo against the hosts at Huddersfield and Smith said making his life difficult on the pitch will be a vital part of his team’s gameplan.”It will be everybody’s job to stop him,” Smith said.”When Shaun’s playing well he pops up all over the park he’s not fixed in one position. I think we’re all going to get an opportunity at some stage to put some pressure on him.”It’s a big job. He’s a good player, he’s got good speed and sometimes he’s hard to contain as he showed a few years back in the Four Nations grand final.”He’s one of the best halves in the game when he’s got form and confidence.”The New Zealand pack was also crucial in the win over England with joint Dally M Medallist Jason Taumalolo producing an outstanding, all-action 76-minute performance.”We’ll have to stop their big boys first,” Smith said.”Taumalolo ran for nearly 300 metres, (Martin) Taupau was great, (Jesse) Bromwich was great.”They all played aggressive and that is the style of football their coach wants them to play.”New Zealand coach David Kidwell said using Taumalolo for more minutes than he did in Perth was key to the win over England and hinted he may do so again at Ricoh Arena.”We’re looking to improve on last week and move forward,” Kidwell said.”We’re looking for JT to have another big game – it’s going to be another tough contest.”I learned a few lessons from Perth and about what is best for the team in terms of the interchange.”last_img read more

We made it easy for them: Hasler

first_imgThe most concerning aspect of the 30-14 loss for Bulldogs fans would have been the lack of direction at the end of sets, despite having cool-headed halfback Matt Frawley calling the shots in the absence of injured five-eighth Josh Reynolds.Yet a Cowboys side missing their chief playmaker proved far superior to Canterbury in that respect, completely dominating possession and field position in the match, aside from an 18-minute stretch in the second half where the home side threatened a late and unlikely comeback in which they scored all three of their tries.Crucially, an obstruction penalty against decoy runner Josh Jackson for initiating contact on Ray Thompson cost the Bulldogs the opening try of the match in just the third minute while a similar infringement – also against Jackson – cost Canterbury possession while on the attack later in the first half.”I thought maybe in the first half we cruelled ourselves as far as our discipline and a couple of penalties with the ball,” was Hasler’s assessment. “We certainly made it easy for them at getting down the field and then playing field position. I think they scored five tries, four from kicks so we made it fairly easy for them in the first half in regard to that. We weren’t real disciplined there.”Hasler described the first call against Jackson as “50-50″.”That’s just the way it is but I’m not going to whinge or complain about it but I thought the other one was pretty questionable as well,” he said.”They’re not reasons why we lost the game… we just didn’t use the ball well enough. Consequently when you find yourself chasing points, the way we had to chase points, it makes it tough.”Hasler still believed the team managed the midfield contest well.”I thought we tackled well, I thought we managed it well, we just didn’t manage our opportunities well enough and I thought our discipline was a bit wayward. Particularly when you give away penalties with the ball,” he said.last_img read more

Waiwai hails Baru’s performance

first_imgThese were the words from PNG’s weightlifter, Morea Baru, straight after his lift at the Rio 2016 Olympics.Baru’s performance on Monday in the men’s 62kg division catapulted him into 6th place in the world.This feat has matched the performance from Dika Toua, who also finished in 6th place at the Athens 2004 Olympics.Chef de Mission for Team PNG, Emma Waiwai, who was on hand to watch Baru lift, said she was extremely proud of his performance.“It’s fantastic to see Morea achieve this. Morea has an attitude second to none, he has gone about his business quietly since arriving in the Games Village and always has a smile on his face. We are so happy for him,” said Waiwai.Also in the crowd to watch Baru was Vice Minister for Sports Labi Amaiu, PNG Olympic Committee (PNGOC) and PNG Weightlifting President, Sir John Dawanincura, PNGOC Sectary General and new International Olympic Committee Member, Auvita Rapilla.“This is a testimony to the hard work and dedication Morea has put in over the last couple of years. It’s a fantastic result for Morea, PNG Weightlifting and the nation and I’m glad the Vice-Minister was able to witness it in person,” said Dawanincura.“I thank my fellow PNG Weightlifting executives. We are proud of what Morea has accomplished and we want him to continue this form heading into the 2018 Commonwealth Games in Gold Coast.“Thanks must go to Paul Coffa and the Oceania Weightlifting Institute as well. I would also like to thank Trukai for their support of the PNG Weightlifting program.”The 62kg division was won by Oscar Albeiro Figuearoa Mosquera, who scooped Colombia’s first medal at the Rio 2016 Olympic.last_img read more

Pogba and his craziest postoperative: “I don’t know if I am placed …”

first_img“Guys, I’m making a video on Instagram and I don’t know if I’m registered or sober. I don’t seem sober. I wanted to tell you not to ask me if I will be fine, “he said while recording his bandaged ankle and confirming his bad feelings. After seeing himself in the video he asked his followers “the best possible hairdresser” since, he said, he needed a haircut.Then he began to be aware of the painkillers (“They have given me several things that I don’t know what they were but I have felt great”) and joked when they brought him chocolates. “Chocolate? Now I could even drink my pee (sic). It looks like apple juice. A very cool one, “he said. 6 Faced with the expected reaction of his followers, Paul Pogba explained himself. “I know that people are saying that it seems that I am drunk. Really? I have not drunk alcohol. I have put several things here by the arm, “he said as he focused the way and insisted that his condition was not the best (” pumped up “, something like” with a good balloon “). When the effect of the painkillers was attenuated, it is understood that Paul Pogba saw the reactions and decided to re-record himself to ‘apologize’ in his own way. “Guys, I’m sorry. I just saw my ‘Instagram Stories’ and it’s been crazy. Wow. I don’t know how I’m going to deal with this. Yes? Was it me? I’m sorry. Ok. HI have seen the story again and it is really entertaining. I am back and grateful. Everything went well. We must maintain positive energy. I’m going to put on some music and I’m going to dance with one leg just obviously “, the French international explained with laughter.Finally he wanted to send a positive message and had a memory for Juan Mata, who transmitted his spirits in private to face this operation. “You have to keep the smile. Juan Mata tells me. You know? Juan Mata tells me, you have to keep the smile and I plan to do that. Keep the smile like the Joker “. “Juan for you brother. Thank you very much,” he said In perfect Spanish. Paul Pogba once again took part of the spotlights of today’s English football on Tuesday. Before his team received a severe corrective in the Manchester derby, the Frenchman had to operate on his ankle injury. Pogba uploaded a story showing his nerves before the operation but his ‘postoperative’ was even more strange.The Frenchman took his cell phone and recorded himself to try to explain to his followers on Instagram that everything had gone well while he was still under the influence of strong painkillers that, cAs he claimed, they had him “placed.”last_img read more

Betis-Barcelona “The arbitration has persecuted Betis; we are outraged”

first_imgLópez Catalán was already very critical of the referee of the match that Betis played against Getafe, Prieto Iglesias, for not pointing out a penalty for an Angel’s hand in the green-white area: “We are really outraged. We suffer throughout the League this kind of mistakes. There is no right; It’s a shame that a club like Betis is treated like this, the system is not working. It cannot be that some gentlemen who have three or four minutes to see the play do not say so. We will raise an energetic complaint with the Federation and the arbitrators. I just asked to speak with him, I want him to explain to me, to say that he has hit the player in the chest. Some people up have had three or four minutes to see the play. We have a hobby that is the best in Spain and suffers a system that does not work. “The club, in fact, unsuccessfully requested the conversation between Prieto Iglesias and the VAR referee, González Fuertes, after the controversy. José Miguel López Catalán, vice president of Betis, lashed out against Sánchez Martínez, referee of the match between the team Verdiblanco and Barcelona, ​​after the clash: “We are outraged and angry because again the arbitration has persecuted Betis and it hasn’t been fair. ”López Catalán said that “The 4-minute penalty (by Lengkir’s hand on Fekir’s shot) didn’t even have to have been reviewed. There are then strange moves that are not even reviewed. ” Finally, he referred to the most controversial set of the shock: “The entrance of Sergio Roberto (to Aleñá) was light yellow. It would have been the second, but he forgave it. ”last_img read more