May 31

Southland Suspends Spring Sports Competition

first_imgEarlier today, the Southland cancelled its 2020 Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments. This includes all conference and non-conference contests for the Southland’s spring sports. Practices are still up to each institution, including spring football. Conference and campus administrators will convene in the coming weeks to determine exact return-to-competition arrangements and other issues. — Southland Strong —center_img KATY, TX – Taking precautions due to the coronavirus outbreak, the Southland Conference has announced it is suspending all spring sports competition effective immediately and through March 30.last_img read more

May 31

Hugo Lloris admits Spurs are ‘missing something’ as skipper doubts title hopes

first_imgHUGO LLORIS says Tottenham’s title bid is “missing something” – and he does not mean points.The North Londoners are ninth in the table, already seven points behind early leaders Liverpool and five behind Manchester City in second, after a sticky start to the season.2 Keeper Hugo Lloris says Spurs might not know until later in the season what has been missing from their performancesMauricio Pochettino’s men have won just one of their opening four matches and drawn two.Keeper and captain Lloris said: “Liverpool and Man City have the experience and they are really competitive.”I think, at the moment, there’s something missing from us.“We will see later in the season because things turn very quickly in football.”The most important thing is we focus on ourselves, to get points, to get consistency in the league. And we will see where we are in the table in April, in March.WE EXPECTED BETTER“That is the moment when you can win or lose European places or trophies. At the moment, we don’t want to lose focus with that type of question.”Spurs kicked off the campaign with a 3-1 home win over newly-promoted Aston Villa.But after a creditable 2-2 draw at reigning champs City they suffered a shock 1-0 defeat at home to struggling Newcastle.Tottenham then drew 2-2 at Arsenal in Sunday’s North London derby in their final match before the international break.Lloris, speaking ahead of France’s Euro 2020 qualifier against Albania on Saturday, admitted: “Unfortunately at Tottenham we didn’t have the start we expected.More on SpursHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £1002″Even though we got good results against City and Arsenal away from home, we should have done better against Newcastle.”We all know the importance of home games and when I talk about consistency, we have to capable of winning that type of game.There’s now already a gap between them – Liverpool and Man City – and us.”Tottenham release throwback sky blue third kitlast_img read more

May 31

Arsenal consider move for 17-year-old star Madueke after making PSV debut

first_imgARSENAL will look towards the future with an attempt to sign highly-rated PSV Eindhoven star Noni Madueke, according to reports.The 17-year-old attacking midfielder left North London rivals Tottenham for the Dutch side in June 2018 in search of first-team football.1 Noni Madueke is attracting attention from clubs across EuropeCredit: Getty Images – GettyMadueke started in PSV’s youth ranks but his sky-high potential saw him awarded his senior debut in a 1-1 draw with VVV earlier this month.The rising star has 18-months left on his contract in Holland and is likely to move elsewhere with a host of clubs ready to make their move.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the GunnersMikel Arteta’s Arsenal will need to fight off competition from Premier League rivals Wolves.The Daily Mail report that RB Leipzig and Valencia are also both looking into his availability.Madueke also represents England’s Under-18 side and revealed how he wasn’t willing to sit in the youth teams in order to progress his career.Arsenal complete loan for Cedric Soares with option of free transfer for Southampton ace in summer MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokesmost 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 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsLemar 6/4 to join ArsenalARSENAL have been tipped to make a late move for Thomas Lemar.He’s not settled at Atletico Madrid and the Gunners could be about to swoop for the France international.Do you think they will? Then have a flutter with Ladbrokes.Click here to place a bet.He previously said: “There have been so many talented English players that have been stuck around 23s squads.”People are now starting to realise that if they want to play and they’re good enough then why not go abroad if the opportunity is there?”I looked at the young players that have moved like Jadon Sancho, Reiss Nelson on loan [to Hoffenheim from Arsenal].”The biggest deals from the Premier League January transfer windowlast_img read more

May 31

Son set to do four-week national service in South Korea during delay

first_imgTOTTENHAM star Son Heung-min is set to complete his four-week national service in South Korea during this coronavirus season delay.The Spurs forward, 27, managed to get out of the mandatory 21-month service after he led his nation to the gold medal at the Asian Games in 2018.3 Son Heung-Min will serve four weeks in the South Korean military during the coronavirus lockdown3 Son is currently trying to keep fit while on lockdown in South KoreaUnder South Korean law, before the age of 28 you must complete 21 months of national service, unless you earn an exemption.Son’s victory two years ago gave him that exemption – but is still required to complete a shortened four-week regime.With the football season on hold, Son headed home last week to do his duty.He arrived in capital city Seoul with his parents on Sunday – and must now spend 14 days in quarantine.It is the second spell of quarantine he has undertaken during the coronavirus crisis, after he was forced to spend 14 days in self-isolation on returning to the UK at the end of February, after he opted for surgery in South Korea.READY FOR THE RESTART?After that he will potentially begin his four weeks of service immediately and faces a race to complete it before any potential season restart.The hope for Son – and Tottenham – is that he can sneak his month of service in before the campaign gets underway again.All Premier League football is currently suspended until April 30, but all 20 teams are set to meet on Friday via video-link to determine whether there needs to be a further delay.Amongst many suggestions, the Premier League season could be finished behind closed doors once players are deemed to be healthy.3MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearBut the 2019-20 campaign could yet be cancelled entirely, with this summer’s Euro 2020 already pushed back by a year due to the pandemic.Son is currently recovering from a fractured arm after falling hard during the 3-2 win over Aston Villa – but provided a positive update last week.The Spurs star said: “It’s already more than four weeks after surgery now and I’m doing very, very well and working hard to be ready to come back.”Jose Mourinho says Son Heung-min will self-isolate for two weeks on return from South Korea over coronavirus fearslast_img read more

May 26

Waqa set to join NRL’s growing Fiji contingent

first_imgPhoto: NRL (Former Roosters, Storm and Raiders winger Sisa Waqa is eyeing a return to the NRL and the Fiji Bati at the 2017 Rugby League World Cup). Waqa, who was a member of Melbourne’s 2012 premiership-winning team, will take the number of Fijians in the NRL to 23 if he can convince Storm coaching Craig Bellamy to sign him after a stint with French rugby union club, FC Grenoble.The 31-year-old recently returned to Melbourne, where his family had been living, after breaking his jaw and was offered a training contract with the Storm.Melbourne football director Frank Ponissi said a decision would be made on whether to sign Waqa before June 30 so he is eligible to play the remainder of the season.”He got injured just before Christmas and moved back about three weeks ago,” Ponissi said. “We will have a look at him over the next few weeks and if he comes up all right we will sign him for the rest of the season.”He is still a fair way off playing because he has been inactive for a while but he is showing good signs. This is his second week of training and we will probably give it another two weeks before we make a call.”I’m sure he will come into consideration for the Fiji side at the World Cup if he does sign for the rest of the year.”While he played most of his 95 NRL matches for the Roosters, Storm and Raiders on the wing, Waqa would offer the Bati versatility in the backline as he was considered a star five-eighth as a rugby union schoolboy in Fiji and modelled his game on former Wallabies great Stephen Larkham.He played one rugby union Test for Fiji in 2007 before switching codes to join Sydney Roosters in 2009.Waqa has also played centre for the Bati, who he represented at the 2013 Rugby League World Cup and in last year’s Melanesian Cup against Papua New Guinea.The signing of Waqa would take the Storm’s Fiji representation to three, along with star winger Suliasi Vunivalu and prop Tui Kamikamika.In total, there are 25 players eligible for the Bati who are currently playing NRL, including Fiji rugby sevens Olympic gold medallist Masivesi Dakuwaqa, who scored a try for Canberra’s NSWRL feeder team, Mounties, in his first game after joining the Raiders last week.Korbin Sims (Broncos)Masivesi Dakuwaqa (Canberra Raiders)Marcelo Montoya, Tyrone Phillips (Canterbury Bulldogs)Jason Bukuya (Cronulla Sharks)Jarryd Hayne, Ben Nakubuwai (Gold Coast Titans)Apisai Koroisau, Akuila Uate (Manly Sea Eagles)Suliasi Vunivalu, Tui Kamikamika, Sisa Waqa (Melbourne Storm)Daniel Saifiti, Jacob Saifiti (Newcastle Knights)Semi Radradra (Parramatta Eels)Waqa Blake, Campbell Regan-Gillard, Viliame Kikau (Penrith Panthers)Tariq Sims, Taane Milne (St George Illawarra Dragons)John Sutton, Sitiveni Moceidreke (South Sydney Rabbitohs)Kane Evans, Eloni Vunakece (Sydney Roosters)Kevin Naiqama (Wests Tigers)last_img read more

May 26

Crusaders rotate front row for Hurricanes clash

first_imgThe trio who started all three tests against the British and Irish Lions have been left out of the starting lineup are being rested on advice from medical staff.The side will still have seven All Blacks in its starting lineup including Israel Dagg and Keiran read – Sam Whitelock is on the bench.RNZI reports Ryan Crotty is still out of action with a hamstring injury he suffered in the first Lions test, but should be back for the quarterfinal next weekend.A win tomorrow night would assure the Crusaders finish top of the table and get home advantage through the playoffs.Crusaders: Israel Dagg, Seta Tamanivalu, Jack Goodhue, David Havili, George Bridge, Richie Mo’unga, Bryn Hall, Kieran Read, Matt Todd (captain), Jordan Taufua, Scott Barrett, Luke Romano, Michael Alaalatoa, Ben Funnell, Wyatt Crockett. Reserves: Andrew Makalio, Tim Perry, Oliver Jager, Sam Whitelock, Jed Brown, Mitchell Drummond, Mitchell Hunt, Sean Wainui.last_img read more

May 26

Vanuatu favourites after exciting win over PNG

first_imgThey made it 4 wins from 4 games as they overcame a rejuvenated PNG side by just 7 runs.PNG’s bowlers turned up after a below par performance on Tuesday to restrict Vanuatu to just 115 off their 20 overs after Vanuatu won the toss and elected to bat. Kabua Vagi Morea was tight with the ball taking 2/18 from his 4 overs and PNG were back to their best in the field with 2 run outs and some excellent catches.However, Vanuatu were determined to make it back to back wins and Patrick Matautaava responded with the wicket of PNG captain Chris Amini in the first over. Riley Hekure (41) and Dogodo Bau (23) steadied things to take it 2/58 and PNG looked to be well on track to victory.Vanuatu’s bowlers had other ideas and the introduction of Jelany Chilia (3/18) quickly turned the momentum as PNG lost 7/22 to be left 7 runs short at the end of the 20 overs.In the morning matches PNG and Vanuatu both recorded comfortable wins against Tonga and New Caledonia respectively while Tonga had their second successive win over an enthusiastic New Caledonia in the afternoon.Today is a rest day for cricket with matches resuming tomorrow at Amini Park.Round 3Vanuatu 7/285 (20) Nalin Nipiko 105, Ronald Tari 69, Simpson Obed 32, Joseph Nigote 2/57 defeated New Caledonia 9/51 (14.2) Emmanuel Katrawi 15*, Simpson Obed 2/7 , Shem Sala 2/7 by 234 runsPNG 9/190 (20) Jason Kila 74, Riley Hekure 47, Sione Manumuna 3/26, Timote Latu 2/37 defeated New Caledonia 10/76 (20) Aloisio Pau’u 22, Maamaloa Kuluka 21, Jason Kila 3/7, Alei Nao 2/15 by 114 runsRound 4Tonga 3/222 (20) Nicolasi Moala 86, Aloisio Pau’u 60, Nicholls Adjouhgniope 2/57 defeated New Caledonia 10/162 (19.3) Jonathan Lapacas 57*, David Magulu 21, Asiake Haukinima 3/9, Paula Palu 3/135 by 60 runsVanuatu 9/115 (20) Jonathon Dunn 41,  Andrew Mansale 32, Simpson Obed 32,  Kabua Vagi Morea 2/18, Hiri Hiri 2/20 defeated PNG 9/108 (20) Riley Hekure 41, Dogodo Bau 23, Jelany Chillia 3/18, Simpson Obed 2/13 by 7 runsPacific Games Points Table:last_img read more

May 26

Jail terms for Russian dopers proposed

first_imgIt comes as Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko continues to threaten legal action against Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow Laboratory who has claimed up to 15 Russian medal winners at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi were doping.Rodchenkov claimed in The New York Times that a doping system in place throughout the Winter Olympic Games was so effective it ran like a “Swiss Watch”.This included the development of a “three-drug cocktail” of banned steroids which were mixed with alcohol and given to Russian athletes, he claims, as well as a covert system to replace the urine of affected medal winners with clean samples using soda containers and baby bottles.Mutko, the Kremlin and those accused of doping have all strongly denied all allegations and argue that, as someone who has left the country, Rodchenkov’s claims have no credibility.”We’ll take a decision [on legal action] today or tomorrow after the legal service of the Sports Ministry makes a conclusion,” Mutko told Russia’s official news agency TASS.”Such a task has already been assigned to it and several law firms have been involved in the effort.”I admit [there is] the possibility of filing a lawsuit either from the Ministry or from athletes – we’ll see.”Writing in The Sunday Times, Mutko admitted to being “sorry” and “ashamed” about Russian doping which has resulted in the All-Russian Athletic Federation being suspended by the International Association of Athletic Federations (IAAF) following allegations of systemic and state-sponsored illegal drug use.There are indications, however, that sporting opinion is hardening against the ban being lifted in time for Rio 2016, with The Times in London reporting today that IAAF Council members are increasingly sceptical that the required changes are being made.The call from St. Petersburg Senator Vadim Tyulpanov is interesting given this context, but it is not yet clear how much high level backing there is for such a move, or how effective it would be in practice.Officials guilty of orchestrating doping could face reported fines of up to RUB ₽200,000 (£2,150/$3,100/€2,700), up to one year of “correction labour” or up to one year of “limited personal freedom” for violating the rules on the sale or transportation of any drugs that contain substances banned for use in sports, according to reports.Coaches, medics or other members of the athletes’ entourage could face even harsher punishments, including five years in jail and fines in line with their income over a three year period.Tyulpanov told Izvestia Daily that this move is connected with the “string of scandals resulting from the revelations of doping use by top Russian athletes”, especially because, “in many such cases, coaches and medics have pressed the athletes they were working with into using banned substances”.Passing the new ruling could “preserve the athletes’ health, observe the moral norms accepted in sports and boost the prestige of Russian athletes on the international arena”, he claimed.last_img read more

May 14

Bale, final down for the final of the Spanish Super Cup

first_imgBale is definitively low for the final of the Spanish Super Cup. The Welshman still suffers from an infection in the upper respiratory tract and that is why he stayed in Madrid. However, the white club valued the possibility that the forward would travel to Saudi Arabia if the team qualified for the final, as it has been. Finally, The medical services of the club and the coaching staff have decided that Bale continues to recover from his illness in the capital of Spain. Last Wednesday, after the semifinal against Valencia, he himself Zidane already showed that Bale would not recover in time to play the grand final on Sunday (7:00 p.m.). “I don’t know, at the moment it is not in condition. He has not trained all week. We will see what we are going to do. We’ll talk to the doctors. “last_img read more

May 14

“Real Madrid is a favorite, but Atlético will compete”

first_imgEI Bernabéu derby it is played tomorrow (4:00 pm, Movistar LaLiga) but the veterans from Real Madrid Y Athletic they came forward crossing balls in a paddle tennis court. The former soccer players of the eternal rivals of the capital put on their shoes and enjoyed challenging themselves in the III Padel Derbi Challenge, sponsored by Hyundai, Ecovidrio, 888 Sport and Babolat Pádel, and organized by AS and La Masó Sports Club. The goal, or rather, the lack of it, also gave what to talk about. The arrival or not of Cavani to the Metropolitan (“It would be a great boost for Atleti,” Moya confessed) and the complicated start from Jovic in Madrid “It’s a surprise, because he’s a great striker,” commented Pantic, a compatriot of the white striker. “I see him lost, but You have to be patient“.East padelistic confrontation between Real Madrid and Atlético, he fell on the side of the Mejías y Ríos mattresses, which they received from Margarita Rodríguez (director of marketing and advertising for Hyundai) and Nicolás Delgado (director of La Masó Sports Club) the champions prize when imposed in a tight tie-breaker to the white duo Red-Javi Guerrero. JESUS ​​RUBIO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Margarita Rodríguez and Nicolás Delgado presented the awards.JESUS ​​RUBIO (DAILY AS) Illustrious Although they didn’t dress short, too they wanted to support this charity event in favor of the Forever Dream Foundation other illustrious of both teams. In addition to Pantic, last year’s challenge champion, Dani García Lara and Pavón attended, that sees a “dominant and dynamic Madrid”. Tomorrow, the derby will be the one to pass sentence. During more than three hoursReal Madrid veterans (Rubén de la Red, Jordi Codina, Enrique Velasco and Javi Guerrero) measured each other to decide who would play the grand finale against the rojiblancos (Roberto Fresnedoso, Movilla, Gabi Moya, Ángel Mejías, José Luna, Chino Zapatera and Juan Ríos), with the presence of paddle professor Robin Boneberg and the professional extenist Pato Clavet. There were the traditional pickets in the family photo (“Forza Atleti!” He shouted Javier Matallanas, quickly replicated by a “3-0!” from Tomás Roncero) and a lot of analysis between serves, volleys and beautiful points. “The responsibility and pressure in this derby is in Madrid,” he said. Roberto Fresnedoso. He added: “Atleti has nothing to lose.” The majority agreed on an idea about what awaits us: Madrid arrives better but Atlético, despite its recent setbacks, will compete to the fullest, as always.last_img read more