Bearkats Finish Perfect to Claim 2019 Southland Bowling Championship

first_imgDALLAS, Texas – No. 2 Sam Houston State capped a seamless run through the 2019 Southland Bowling League Championship with a win over No. 1 Vanderbilt in the championship match Sunday afternoon. The Bearkats went 4-0 over the course of the tournament and were forced to a third round of play in two of their matches, once to No. 3 Arkansas State and once to top-seeded Vanderbilt.In addition to her Newcomer of the Year award, SHSU freshman Bea Hernandez was named the sixth player on the All-Tournament team and the tournament’s Most Valuable Bowler. The Bearkats needed three rounds to put the Commodores away and finally did so in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven Series.Sam Houston State, the Southland Bowling League’s automatic qualifier, will now advance to the NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship at RollHouse Wickliffe in Wickliffe, Ohio.How about six straight strikes to win a championship? Trailing in the seventh game of the best-of-7 match against Vanderbilt, @BearkatsBOWL knocked’em all down six times in a row to win the @SouthlandBowl title #StandTall pic.twitter.com/wlhKtfvEY9— BearkatSportsNetwork (@BearkatVid) March 24, 2019 Since the inaugural Southland Bowling Championship in 2015, the Bearkats are the third-team in league history to claim the title.The selection show announcing the field for the 2019 NCAA Women’s Bowling Championship will be streamed Wednesday, March 27 at 4 p.m. on NCAA.com.The NCAA Women’s Bowling selection committee will select a field of 12 programs – eight automatic qualifying teams and four at large teams. Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top four being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining eight teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final four teams that will compete in the championship match. Elimination Bracket – Fourth Round No. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinVanderbilt earned a two-round victory over Stephen F. Austin in Sunday’s opening match, finishing the Ladyjacks with a 1,035-910 win in the Baker round. The Commodores were led in the Traditional set by Maria Bulanova who tallied a match-high 235. Vanderbilt averaged 208 in the traditional format as Jordan Newham (219) and Samantha Gainor (212) joined Bulanova to score above 200 in the opening game.center_img Sarah Gill attempted a surge early on, tallying a 221 in the traditional game to lead her Ladyjack squad to a score of 1,006 in the round. Unfortunately for SFA, Vanderbilt exploded to a 1,040 in the traditional matchup to set the pace for the contest.Hardware up for grabs on Championship Sunday. Three teams remain…@BearkatsBOWL, @VandyBowling, @SFA_Bowling. #SBL pic.twitter.com/Z18rIxIoU5— Southland Bowling (@SouthlandBowl) March 24, 2019 Championship MatchNo. 1 Vanderbilt vs. No. 2 Sam Houston StateThe title match went down to the wire between the Bearkats and the Commodores as Sam Houston State defeated Vanderbilt in game seven of the Baker Best-of-Seven showdown. SHSU climbed their way back from a 1-0 deficit following a 921-907 decision in favor of the Commodores in the traditional format match. Elise Chambers led Sam Houston State in the round with a 204-pin performance.Sam Houston State leveled the match at 1-1 following the Baker set to force the Best-of-Seven matchup. The Bearkats jumped out early in the third game with consecutive wins in the opening two rounds. Vanderbilt evened things up with wins in rounds three and four, but Sam Houston State climbed back in front with a round-five victory. The Commodores then leveled the series, topping SHSU 207-172 in round six. Sam Houston State bounced back to tie a bow on their first championship with a narrow 230-225 victory in game seven.All-Tournament TeamBea Hernandez, Sam Houston State (Most Valuable Bowler)Madysen Keller, Sam Houston StateMaria Bulanova, VanderbiltSamantha Gainor, VanderbiltSarah Gill, Stephen F. AustinDenishya Waller, Arkansas Statelast_img read more

SANTA ANITA RACING OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET WHICH OPENS ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27

first_imgSANTA ANITA RACING OFFICIALS ANNOUNCED FOR UPCOMING 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET WHICH OPENS ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 17, 2019)–Led by its three-member Board of Stewards, Santa Anita Park has announced a full complement of racing officials for its upcoming 23-day Autumn Meet, which begins Friday, Sept. 27. The meeting will include a record 10th running of the Breeders’ Cup World Championships at Santa Anita on Nov. 1 & 2.Returning from earlier this year are California Horse Racing Board-appointed stewards Grant Baker, Luis Jauregui and Kim Sawyer.  Ron Church is also returning as Safety Steward and will rotate into the stewards’ stand on an as-needed basis throughout the meet, which concludes on Sunday, Nov. 3.Santa Anita’s Racing Office will again be headed by Vice President, Racing and Racing Secretary, Steve Lym, who is joined by Ami Atkinson, Santa Anita’s Executive Racing Assistant. Zachary Soto will serve as Assistant Racing Secretary and James Kasparoff as Stakes Coordinator.Kevin Colosi will return as Clerk of the Scales, with Charlie McCaul serving as Assistant Clerk of the Scales. Angel Lomeli is the Clerk of the Course; Bridget Crawford, Paymaster of Purses; Ed Reese, Paddock and Patrol Judge; Jay Slender, Starter; Jon White, Morning Line Maker; Dane Nelson, Timer; Jennifer Paige, Horse Identifier; Tamara La Croix, Assistant Horse Identifier and Victor Tovar, Horseshoe Inspector.Placing and Patrol Judges are Michael Burns, Karen Denovel, Robert Moreno and Randy Valdez.In keeping with its role as national leader in terms of equine veterinary protocols and best practices, Dr. Dionne Benson, in her role as Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), will rely heavily upon Dr. Laurie Bohannon, who has assumed the newly created position of Santa Anita Senior Veterinarian.Dr. Dana Stead, DVM, returns as Track Veterinarian and Dr. Tim Grande, DVM, will again represent the California Horse Racing Board.First post time on opening day is at 1 p.m. For additional information regarding the 2019 Autumn Meet and the Breeders’ Cup World Championships Nov. 1 & 2, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

United Takes On Eastern Invader Rockemperor In Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes

first_imgMANDELLA’S UNITED TAKES ON BROWN’S EASTERN INVADER ROCKEMPEROR IN SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 CHARLES WHITTINGHAM STAKES AT 1 ¼ MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2020)–A bicoastal showdown looms on Saturday at Santa Anita, as Richard Mandella’s United and Chad Brown’s eastern-based Rockemperor head a field of seven 3-three-year-olds and up in the Grade II, $200,000 Charles Whittingham Stakes at a mile and one quarter on turf.A recent victor over the course and distance on Feb. 1, United, a 5-year-old gelding by Giant’s Causeway, retains the services of leading rider Flavien Prat, while Rockemperor, who is based in New York, will be ridden for the first time by current national earnings leader and two-time Eclipse Award winner, Irad Ortiz, Jr.UNITEDOwner:  LNJ FoxwoodsTrainer:  Richard MandellaOff as the 4-5 favorite, he proved gamest late in taking the Grade II San Marcos Stakes on Feb. 1 and has developed into one of the country’s top turf marathoners for Mandella since arriving from Woodbine prior to his first local start nine starts back in February, 2019.  A tough luck second, beaten a neck two starts back in the mile and one half Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at Del Mar Dec. 1, the best race on his form came three starts back when he was second, beaten a head by eventual Horse of the Year Bricks and Mortar in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf here on Nov. 2.  A recently minted millionaire with earnings of $1,013,549, United has a win, a second and a third from three tries at 1 ¼ miles on turf and is 12-4-3-1 overall.ROCKEMPEROROwner:  Madaket Stables, LLC, Michael Dubb, Wonder Stables, Michael Kisber & Bethlehem Stables, LLCTrainer:  Chad BrownA 4-year-old Irish-bred colt with a late running style, he’ll be making his Southern California debut in what will be his second start of the year.  An impressive third in his U.S. debut three starts back, the Grade I, 1 ¼ miles turf Belmont Derby on July 6, 2019, he was most recently a non-threatening third in a Grade II stakes going 1 1/8 miles on turf at Fair Grounds Race Course in New Orleans March 21.  With a recent race under his belt and Irad Ortiz, Jr., engaged, Rockemperor should be sitting on a big effort and would obviously be flattered by a fast pace as he stretches out a furlong.ORIGINAIREOwner:  B G StablesTrainer:  Jeff MullinsA close second three starts back here in the Grade II Mathis Brothers Mile on Dec. 28, Irish-bred Originaire ran the best race of his 16-race career on Feb. 29, rallying from far back to win a second condition allowance by 5 ¼ lengths at a mile and one eighth on turf while earning a lofty 100 Beyer Speed figure.  A fast finishing second, beaten a neck in the Grade II Del Mar Derby at 1 1/8 miles on turf seven starts back on Sept. 1, 2019, Originaire is a sharp horse trying a mile and one quarter for the first time.  Favored in his last two starts at the allowance level, he’ll be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Umberto Rispoli.THE GRADE II CHARLES WHITTINGHAM WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTDesert Stone–Abel Cedillo–126Multiplier–Drayden Van Dyke–122Bold Endeavor–Mike Smith–122Synthesis–Geovanni Franco–122United–Flavien Prat–126Originaire–Umberto Rispoli–122Rockemperor–Irad Ortiz, Jr.–122First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  There is currently no public admittance at Santa Anita and fans are encouraged to wager via 1stBet.com or through Xpressbet.com.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Rose played key role in bonding meal despite Poch pushing him to brink

first_imgDANNY ROSE took the lead in planning Spurs’ team bonding trip to swanky Mayfair restaurant Novikov last Thursday.The left-back was linked with a move away from the club all summer but still stepped up to the plate to organise the night out.2 Danny Rose was heavily involved in organising Spurs’ night out to posh Mayfair restaurant NovikovThe struggling Tottenham stars showed their support for under-fire Pochettino by treating him to a slap-up meal at the posh Mayfair eatery.Spurs players texted the Argentine boss asking him to meet them at Novikov – a favourite dining spot for millionaire Premier League footballers.And Rose was heavily involved, according to the Mail.It comes just months after Spurs made it clear they were ready to let Rose leave the club.The left-back, 29, was left out of Tottenham’s pre-season tour of Asia so he could find a new club to join.FALTERING FORMPoch’s future and morale among the squad has been heavily called into question this season following a worrying drop in form.And Rose himself was criticised for Liverpool’s second goal at Anfield on Sunday in Tottenham’s latest defeat – a 2-1 loss at the Premier League leaders.But the Argentine boss is confident the team trip will boost results on the pitch.Speaking after the jaunt, he said: “It was very good, it was very nice, very kind of them to invite the coaching staff.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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for him”It was busy. We spent a few hours there and it is always nice to see people in a different environment.”It is going to help in the long-term. You cannot measure how much it will help, 20 per cent, 30 per cent.”In the dynamic of the group, this team bonding, for different players or the new players, makes the group stronger.”2Harry Kane tells Spurs they must be ‘braver’ as striker admits there are NO positives to take from Liverpool losslast_img read more

Poch comforts Aurier and subs him off after Gomes injury while star prays for ace

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO comforted Serge Aurier and subbed him off after the Ivorian was involved in Andre Gomes’ horrific leg injury.Spurs’ right-back was also spotted praying as stricken Gomes was stretchered off with a suspected broken leg.Aurier praying for Andre Gomes after sustaining that horrific injury. 🙌💪💪😭https://t.co/aA29li7LSt— Azeez Olajide ❼ (@zeezish_) November 3, 2019 4 Mauricio Pochettino was spotted comforting Serge Aurier after he was involved in Andre Gomes’ horror injuryAurier was visibly disturbed as Gomes lay on the ground with his foot in a gruesome and unnatural position.And he was even spotted performing a praying gesture as he saw his fellow pro in real trouble.Son Heung-min also broke down in tears after his mis-timed tackle on the Portuguese.Although it was Son’s tackle that brought Gomes down, Aurier careered into the midfielder as he was on his way down.Given the harrowing scenes after the tackle, Poch clearly saw the effect it was having on his right-back and decided to sub him off.The Argentine threw Juan Foyth on to replace him and was seen consoling Aurier on his way off the pitch.Quotes on Andre Gomes’ injuryMichael OwenShocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things. The wellbeing of players is the most important thing. Get well soon Andre Gomes.Gary LinekerSon clearly massively upset. Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card. He’ll care less about that than injuring a fellow professional so seriously. Such a shame.Pat NevinThis is horrible, horrible. Players look devastated and there is utter confusion here. Players with their heads in their hands. Son was distraught before he was sent off and Aurier can’t watch and is praying. There is so much confusion. He is being led straight to the corner to the ambulance to take him to hospital.Son was initially going to be awarded a yellow card for a foul on the 26-year-old who was immediately taken to hospital.But Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red as medics rushed to Gomes’ aid.A Premier League statement said: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”Son’s tackle forced Gomes to ground, with Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himSeamus Coleman instantly called for medics to arrive to treat his team-mate, as Dominic Calvert-Lewin cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.Dele Alli – who netted the opener before Cenk Tosun equalised in stoppage time – revealed it was too much for him to watch.He told Sky Sports: “I didn’t want to look too much at what happened [to Gomes]. All I can do is send him my best wishes and wish him a quick recovery.”4 Serge Aurier collided with Andre Gomes as the midfielder hit the deckCredit: Rex Features4 Aurier was clearly disturbed by the incidentCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 The right-back was subbed off soon after the gruesome injuryCredit: Getty Images – Gettylast_img read more

Jones doubts Lions can win

first_imgThe Lions face a daunting task as they take on the world champions on their own soil across June and July, having suffered a whitewash on their last visit.Jones claims Wales boss Gatland’s approach will be too rigid to get the better of the All Blacks, who are heavy favourites to triumph.”I think it’s going to be very tough for them [the Lions],” Jones told The Telegraph.”They picked their squad to play a certain style based on the influence of Wales.Breakdown practice…Eddie Jones puts England’s back row forwards through their paces in training #O2InsideLine pic.twitter.com/o6phHZN1Nb— England Rugby (@EnglandRugby) May 25, 2017″They are looking to attack like Wales, with big gain line runners, not much ball movement. You’ll struggle to beat the All Blacks like that.”If they win the first Test they could win the series. If they don’t, it might be a tough old series for them.”Jones led England to an 18-match winning run – which started under predecessor Stuart Lancaster at the 2015 World Cup – to equal the record set by Steve Hansen’s side.The Australian has not ruled out the possibility of one day becoming Lions coach.last_img read more

Train-on squad announced for FIFA U17 Women’s World Cup

first_imgThe event will be staged from 30 September – 21 October next year  in Jordan.Over the course of the 22 days, 16 teams will play a total of 32 matches across four stadiums.The first camp will commence in a week time from 27 October – 06 November at PNGFA Academy in Lae.The squad will then go for a week break before returning for the second camp from 23 November – 19 December.The final 20 will be announced after the second camp to travel to Moresby on 04 January 2016 for a week preparation before departing for Cook Islands to take part in a tournament.This tournament will be held in the Cook Islands from 9-23 January and will feature nine teams which have been split into two groups.Group A contains Samoa, Tonga, Solomon Islands, New Caledonia and defending champions New Zealand.Group B is made up of Fiji, Cook Islands, Vanuatu and Papua New Guinea. The top two teams from each group will progress to the semi-finals.PNGFA Women’s Football Development Officer Frederica Sakette asked the parents with the Local MA’s to assist their players in travelling to PNGFA Academy in Lae.The Squad: Port Moresby – Veronica Vanua, Grace Batiy, Dorcas Livuana, Margaret Joseph, Victyla Jackson, Joan Miping, Cheryl Ling, Marity Sep.  Lae – Natasha Sagem, Francis Mani, Selina Unamba, Alison Paulias and Serah Tambol.Madang – Robertlyn Kig, Isabella Natera, Merdeces Hapoto, Marianne Niaman and Jennalyn Basse. Goroka – Eileen Daviaga and Samantha Mathan, Ramu – Faith Kasiray and Belinda Giada.Wabag – Zenna Mendai, Anna Sos, Norah Naleng and Deborah Meledi, Wewak – Bridgit Paime, Amatha Mistera and Eswin Matlaun, Markham – Loreta Yagum and Lois Desmond, Mumeng – Delta Samson and Leahy Loi.Kerema – Betany Morivaile and Anna Malara, Arawa – Jenta Tamaru and Sarah Matevai. Two players from Manus – Anila Robert and Sindy Frank. Doreen Martin from Kimbe and Dorothy Wamilat from Kavieng.last_img read more

Papaka (1) champions of Hekari Central Cup

first_imgIt was a strong second half performance that sealed the win for Papaka in front of over 500 spectators.Papaka took the lead in the 50th minute of play when Leana Rawali powered a shot into the nets to bring the crowd into a frenzy.Papaka continued to dominate possession and put the nail in the coffin in the 71st minute after a mix up in Kalo’s backline allowed striker Ryan Gerega to score.Papaka (1) walked away with K8,000. Runners up Kalo settled for K4,000.In third and fourth placing final, Keapara beat their brothers Alukuni 10-8 in a penalty shootout.Keapara picked up K2,000 while  Alukuni received K1,000.last_img read more

La Roma, by Gonzalo Villar

first_imgThe pearl of the 21-year-old Elche is the objective of Rome, which sees in it a player capable of directing the operations of a Champions team from the center of the field. Villar, international U21 with Spain, is a midfielder of great management, with leadership skills to carry the weight of the team and a very high quality quota. It would not be strange to see him at the next Tokyo Olympics. “We’re going to sign a young midfielder, someone who can be the future of this team.” Gianluca Petrachi, sports director of Rome, yesterday set his team’s goals in the market before the duel against Juventus. The giallorosso club wants to maintain its commitment to youth and quality. In that sense, as AS has learned, the managers of the capital entity have set their sights on Gonzalo Villar. The interest is strong. Valencia has an option.Its termination clause is now 25 million euros and 80% of its economic rights belong to Valencia. Although the player is not assigned in Elche. It is owned by the Illicitano club until June 2021. Valencia also has a right of first refusal on the Murcia midfielder, in the event that a third team wants to take it, as is the case. Villar is being one of the great sensations of Second Division under Pacheta. A player already with hierarchy in the team’s engine room despite his youth.Villar is also an adaptable player. In Elche he has been able to form in the double pivot, his most usual position, or to advance his position somewhat to form in a 4-2-3-1 closer to the tip. With Paulo Fonseca, Rome has been moving precisely more in that last drawing, which would fit perfectly with the characteristics of Murcian talent.last_img read more

Delphine Verheyden is the best compass to point to Madrid

first_imgBehind every great man there is a great woman and that can be applied to the case of Kylian Mbappé. She has put herself in the hands of a Parisian lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, the compass that points the direction of the young crack’s career. Specialized in sports law since 1999, his first contacts with the sport were through the popular rugby player Sébastien Chabal, and at the beginning (since 2017) he only advised Mbappé on the most purely legal issues of his first contracts and business. For a few months, Verheyden has received more power from the clan chief, Wilfried, the father of the white target. To get to Kylian you have to go through this lawyer, who has inspired the recent launch of the footballer’s foundation (Inspired by KM) and that he is advising him calm in the repeated attempts of the PSG for renewing you The options of going to Madrid, with the conditions of loyalty that the Parisian club would ask if it accepts the armor, would be unfeasible.last_img read more