2018 Southland Cross Country Season Starts Friday

first_imgThree Southland teams open with their own meets – Abilene Christian, McNeese and Nicholls. ACU hosts the Naimadu Classic while McNeese, Northwestern State and Southeastern Louisiana will compete in the McNeese Season Opener, both on Friday. Opening Weekend Schedule Saturday, Sept. 1Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist – Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic, Memphis, Tenn.New Orleans, Nicholls – Nicholls Cross Country Invitational, Thibodaux, La. Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi begin their seasons the following weekend at the Norry Hersey Rice Invitational in Houston on Sept. 7. Lamar gets the latest start on Sept. 22 at the Texas A&M Invitational. Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist head to Tennessee for the Brooks Memphis Twilight Classic on Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – The 2018 Southland Conference cross country season begins Friday with 10 programs in action for opening weekend.center_img Nicholls and New Orleans are set to take part in the Nicholls Cross Country Invitational in Thibodaux, La., on Saturday. Incarnate Word heads to Waco for the Baylor Bear Twilight Invitational on Friday while Stephen F. Austin will compete in the Aggie Opener, hosted by Texas A&M in College Station. The season culminates with the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Cross Country Championships in Lake Charles, La., hosted by McNeese. Lamar eyes its sixth consecutive men’s team title and 17th overall. The Cardinal men have won 11 of the last 12 Southland championships. On the women’s side, Abilene Christian is the defending champion, winning its second team title in 2017. Stephen F. Austin won in 2016 and leads the conference with eight all-time women’s titles. Friday, Aug. 31Abilene Christian – ACU Naimadu Classic, Abilene, TexasIncarnate Word – Bear Twilight Invitational, Waco, TexasMcNeese, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana – McNeese Season Opener, Lake Charles, La.Stephen F. Austin – Aggie Opener, College Station, Texaslast_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESNORBERTO ARROYO, JR. AIR STRIKE, WINNER: “This horse ran great.  It was a basic easy ride from coming off the pace. I give all the credit to God, and Phil who brought the horse ready, I just took him out, he did it all himself. To be honest, it’s not me, it’s God.  I’ve made a lot of mistakes in the past and I’m trying to do things the right way now.  When you do the right things, good things happen.”VICTOR ESPINOZA, CISTRON, SECOND:  “That was a tough one.  I knew the fractions were fast but he was in charge.  I knew that other horse was coming and my horse tried really hard.  It’s a tough loss, we just couldn’t hold him off.”TRAINER QUOTESPHILIP D’ AMATO, AIR STRIKE, WINNER: “It looked like it was going to work out on paper. I told Norberto to just let them set the table for you and just come with that big wide run and just keep on em’. He followed instructions to a tee with a great ride and got the job done. We were going to use Prat, but he had the call on Kanthaka (who went in the Daytona Stakes instead) and Joe (Talamo) had the call for Ron Ellis (The Hardest Way), so we were left looking for a jock.  Norberto has been breezing a lot of horses for me and I thought he was the kind of rider who could fit this horse.  You have to stay on this horse the whole time. With a quarter of mile to go, you have to ride him like you are riding a bicycle.  Norberto never stopped.  He kept making up ground and we got up at the end.“He made a huge move that day at Lone Star (Steve Sexton Mile Stakes, Gr. III on April 28), he just petered out that last eighth of a mile so we were left scratching our heads, is he a late running sprinter? Is he a grass miler? And we answered that today.“He’s got the pedigree, the looks and he just looks like a great horse, he just has to put it all together and Norberto brought him a long way today, hopefully we will keep going forward.OWNER QUOTESNICK COSATO, SLAM DUNK RACING, WINNING OWNER:  “Seriously, when they were going to the gate and he was 22-1, I called a couple of the partners and I said ‘This horse should be half this price!’  He ran great and what can you say about Norberto?  He rode a great race.”NOTES: The winning owners are Madaket Stables LLC, Slam Dunk Racing and Michael Nentwig.Air Strike and jockeyNorberto Arroyo, Jr., outside, overpower Cistron (Victor Espinoza), inside, to win the Grade II, $200,000 Triple Bend Stakes, Saturday, May 25, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Travis Waninara returns to the Gurias

first_imgThe 27-year-old hit-man – who was part of the Digicel All Stars in 2014 – has spent the last three months in Sydney, combining studies with an eight-game stint at Bathurst St Patrick’s in the NSW Country League.Waninara’s typically forceful performances for the reigning premiers have drawn high praise from St Pats coach Kurt Hancock, and the prop forward could be returning to the Gurias an even better player due to the experience.The Gurias have missed Waninara’s strong ball carrying and aggressive defence, with the pack coming off distinctly second best in last week’s 16-6 defeat to Hela Wigmen in Mendi.last_img read more

8th Korean Taekwando Cup to be held at Caritas

first_imgWith an invitation launched out to interested participants since early last month, so far six NCD based clubs has been confirmed to participate with a total of 90 athletes battling for their clubs.The six clubs includes the NCDC Taekwondo club, Hohola Taekwondo club, UPNG Taekwondo club, DBTI Taekwondo club, Kassman Taekwondo club and Stone Taekwondo.The tournament will include male and female in the blue belt range which targets the middle weight divisions.Taekwondo Sports Competition Manager and Technical Director Jack Karo told PNG Loop that the tournament is supported by the Embassy of Korean Republic as part of strengthening the relations between PNG and Korea in the sport of Taekwondo.Adding that for this year none of the outside provinces have been registered for the tournament, but urged that registration for the tournament is still open and other martial arts clubs are welcome to attend.To all clubs and athletes who are interested may contact Jack Karo (Sports Competition Manager and Technical Director) to register your interest to participate in the Tournament.Registration fees are  K30 each for a club. Karo can be contacted on #72913636.last_img read more

Trukai raises K500,000 for Team PNG

first_imgThe cheque presentation took place yesterday at the farewell for Team PNG at the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor Centre, Port Moresby.Trukai general manager of sales and marketing, Andrew Daubney explained that the money for Team PNG was raised from the annual Trukai Fun Run.“We had a record sale of 100,000 shirts and participation of 70,000 people in the Fun Run this year across 16 provinces in the country.“But more importantly, it raised money for Team PNG to go Rio and participate in the biggest sporting event in the world,” said Daubney.President of the PNG Olympic Committee, Sir John Dawanincura thanked Trukai for their continued support to sports in PNG.“A big thanks to Trukai and the rest of the corporate sector for your support and to the general public as well for coming out every year to take part in the Fun Run.“Our relationship with Trukai goes way back to 1995 and we hope this will continue into the future,” Sir John said.last_img read more

Soccer return: between the tactical date (23-A) and the dream date (10-M)

first_imgThe consulted clubs, who have participated in these telematic meetings organized by LaLiga, understand that it has been a good idea to propose different options but that the date of April 23, as well as that of May 2 and 3, were more geared towards not alarming than the hypothetical return from the competition. Above all, it has been understood by many presidents as a nod to the sponsors, operators, telecommunications companies and, above all, to the viewers who are key in this entertainment industry. The fact that it shows that the competition may end “perfectly” and that, in addition, it could not take long to restart has helped the private losses of television contracts have been contained. Even so, platforms such as Movistar +, for example, have moved very quickly to enable their subscribers, provisionally and while the confinement lasts, other channels that they did not enjoy to counter the lack of football that had been contracted since last summer . A general stampede would have been devastating for televisions and, by extension, for clubs since a large part of the income they account for in their budgets comes from the audiovisual business.The Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez, has already made clear in his public interventions that the return to normality will be staggered and that it will not go from one day to the next from the State of Alarm to that of daily life. For this reason, although the end of the confinement is set for April 11, the teams will have to return little by little to their usual activity and carry out a mini-preseason under strict rules of safety and health surveillance that could delay the return of the competition. Hence, there is more talk these days of the period from May 10 to 14 as the most real date and that even LaLiga and the RFEF have agreed on a statement in which the competition is suspended ‘sine die’. Although it is already known, here the one that will decide when yes and when will not be the COVID-19. LaLiga and the Federation have just made official what was an open secret, that soccer in Spain, professional and non-professional, is suspended until the Government, the State and Health administrations say that it can be resumed without health risks. Once the Alarm State was extended until April 11, this news advanced by AS four days ago was as expected since until now only two days had been suspended. Now the question everyone is asking is when can the competition really come back?No one knows because the coronavirus is the boss. So no one dares put a date on the table anymore. Another thing is forecasting. At AS we have been telling on time that LaLiga sent five different calendars to UEFA nine days ago to start working on them the short-term future of all leagues and international competitions that, as a novelty, will have to overlap in the coming months if the season is to end before June 30 as Javier Tebas and as you think is possible. But at this time no one can guarantee what will happen.In these offered alternatives there were several key dates. From the most optimistic, on April 23, to the most pessimistic, which would be to leave at the end of May or even not being able to contest the remaining 11 days and designate the champion, relegation and promotion in the offices, albeit reluctantly, under UEFA guidelines. However, in this last week, at least in Spain, one date has taken more weight than all the others in a very cautious way. It is May 10, in a day that could start on Saturday May 9 and that would be expected to be held even until Thursday 14.last_img read more

The Wanda Metropolitano went out in solidarity for the coronavirus

first_imgAlexMarin Enlarge The Metropolitan Wanda It has turned off its lights this Wednesday as a sign of support for the health crisis caused by the coronavirus. On the outside screen of the stadium Atlético de Madrid showed images of Adelardo and Simeone with the motto #LoDamosTodo in support of the Red Cross campaign.AlexMarin ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>center_img Atlético, who made an important financial donation this Wednesday, joins the campaign launched by Diego Pablo Simeone to raise funds with the Red Cross and thus be able to buy medical supplies to help in the Madrid’s community, the most affected by COVID-19.last_img read more

Howe, Bournemouth coach, the first in the Premier to lower his salary

first_imgThe English newspaper also explains that 50 club workers have been subjected to a temporary employment regulation file in recent days, but Bournemouth will pay them 20% of their salary so that they receive it in full, along with state aid. . In this way, the club wants to ensure that its employees maintain their purchasing power for the duration of the crisis. Meanwhile, the managers, the Premier and the Players Association are negotiating to reach an agreement on joint reductions in terms of team squads. Bournemouth has taken the first step in the Premier. Specifically, his coach Eddie Howe, who is the first figure in the Premier to adopt a voluntary salary reduction in the face of the coronavirus pandemic that has caused the stoppage in the league, according to the Daily Mail. At his club, the executive director has followed him Neil Blake, Technical Director Richard Hughes and his assistant Jason Tindall. Howe receives a salary of four and a half million euros per year.last_img read more

Jovic wants a second chance at Madrid

first_imgWithin the current conversations with San Siro the curiosity was reported however it was defined that The financial disaster has the Italian membership tied arms: as we speak it’s extra a want than one thing possible. Jovic’s plan, nonetheless, is to achieve white and for the Bernabéu to create his title, as revealed by his private health coach at AS. Madrid despatched him a message of confidence when he was in Belgrade, however the margin of error is reducing … 18 Based mostly on that, it initiates a reset that this final mishap will delay. I used to be in excessive spirits, after this time with out soccer, to exhibit why he made a title for himself at Eintracht (27 targets and seven assists in 50 appearances) and Madrid had paid 60 million euros for him. His aim now could be to get nicely and as quickly as doable, rush your choices to succeed in the ultimate and most decisive part of the League and, above all, the Champions League, which is scheduled for August. Suitors in ItalyJovic wants one other chance not solely within the the rest of 2019-20, but in addition in 2020-21. He feels that, because of the lack of minutes, he has not been in a position to dock as he would have preferred. He has solely disputed 770 extensively spaced, which locations him as Squad Participant 19 in participation. In them he has contributed 2 targets and a couple of assists, with an intervention common of 1 aim each 192.5 minutes.So He believes that he has not had a actual alternative, which is what he’s after. He intends, at least, to present himself yet another season to have extra time; if not, it could search for a manner out; if he performs extra and doesn’t attain his stage, too. Golf equipment have referred to as him in current months as Naples and Milan. These previous few hours have been very troublesome for Luka Jovic (22 years outdated). When he was making ready to return to coaching, this Monday, with Madrid, on Thursday, a day after passing the coronavirus take a look at, he needed to return to Valdebebas attributable to extreme ache in his proper foot. The exams confirmed an extra-articular fracture within the calcaneus bone, a analysis that factors to round two months. low.The information was a direct to the ahead’s spirit, which can final about 4 months, from the break for COVID-19 till his restoration, with out competing. His rehabilitation would require persistence, care and a demanding mini-season in the midst of July, necessities that Jovic is already conscious of. He’s conscious that he has hit all-time low, that his first yr at Madrid has been punctuated by a insecurity in Zidane, who tends to go slowly with younger folks, discreet efficiency, errors and dangerous luck.last_img read more