Abilene Christian’s Pothier Picked As Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgHonorable Mention: Mariia Kozachok, Nicholls. Pothier extended her singles and doubles winning streaks to six and five matches, respectively, as Abilene Christian went 3-0 on the four-day weekend. In Friday’s singles match against New Mexico at the No. 1 slot, the senior from Mouxy, France, rallied from an early second-set deficit to win it 7-5 after taking the first set 6-3. She then won 6-4, 6-0 at No. 2 singles later that day against Midwestern State. Playing at the top flight in the conference opener at Nicholls, Pothier posted a three-set comeback win 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. In all three dual matches, Pothier competed at No. 2 doubles and came within two points of posting three shutout wins. She and her teammate Nini Memishishi defeated New Mexico 6-1, Midwestern State 6-0 and Nicholls 6-1. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots. Abilene Christian (7-3, 1-0 SLC) opened the Southland season Monday with a 5-2 victory over Nicholls (4-2, 0-1 SLC) in Thibodeaux, La. The Wildcats headed into the match with two victories over the weekend; a 4-3 win over New Mexico and a 7-0 sweep against Midwestern State. ACU hosts Houston on Friday at 10 a.m. CT before resuming league action at home Saturday against Central Arkansas at 11 a.m.   FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Lucile Pothier is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Lucile Pothier, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Mouxy, France This is the second weekly award for the Wildcats this season after Sarah Eleanor Adams earned the honor on Feb. 6.last_img read more

Ten Southland Student-Athletes Named to NFF Hampshire Honor Society

first_imgNominated by their respective schools, members of the NFF Hampshire Honor Society must have completed their final year of playing eligibility in 2019, achieved a 3.2 cumulative GPA throughout entire course of undergraduate study and met all NCAA- or NAIA-mandated progress toward degree requirements. The league’s contingent includes five all-conference student-athletes from this past season, headlined by first-team defensive lineman Andre Walker of HBU. He is joined by second-teamers Chris Zirkle (NSU), Hunter Brown (SHSU) and Isaac Adeyemi-Berglund (SLU), and third-team honoree Tyler Edwards (SHSU). Northwestern StateChris Zirkle Stephen F. Austin Cody Williams NFF Release | Complete Honoree ListIRVING, Texas – Ten Southland Conference football student-athletes were named to the 2020 National Football Foundation & College Hall of Fame (NFF) Hampshire Honor Society, the organization announced Wednesday. Southeastern LouisianaIsaac Adeyemi-Berglund Houston Baptist Sterling SavellAndre Walker Central Arkansas, Houston Baptist and Sam Houston State each placed two on the list. Nicholls, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin each garnered one honoree. Sam Houston StateHunter BrownTyler Edwards Southland Conference NFF Hampshire Society Honorees NichollsDontrell Taylor The honoree list is comprised of college football players from all divisions of play who each maintained a cumulative 3.2 GPA or better throughout their college careers. An impressive 1,431 players from 364 schools qualified for membership in the Society’s 14th year. The initiative has now honored 12,126 student-athletes since its inception, and the program has experienced growth every year in either members or school participation since its launch in 2007. Central ArkansasD’Erek FernandezTrai Mosley The conference’s representatives were rounded out by Central Arkansas’ D’Erek Fernandez and Trai Mosley, Houston Baptist’s Sterling Savell, Nicholls’ Dontrell Taylor and Stephen F. Austin’s Cody Williams.last_img read more

Stats show why forlorn Vertonghen is set for exit after being hauled off in win

first_imgA YEAR ago Jan Vertonghen was Tottenham’s  Superman — now he looks set to become one of their ex-men.You did not need X-ray vision to see the disgruntled look on the Belgian defender’s face when he was subbed by Spurs boss Jose Mourinho in the 54th minute of Wednesday’s 3-2 FA Cup fourth-round replay victory over Southampton.2 Jan Vertonghen looked gutted when he was taken off by Jose MourinhoCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd2The expressions on both manager and player at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium suggested Vertonghen, 32, will be out of the club faster than a speeding bullet when his contract expires in the summer.Mourinho said bluntly: “No injury, it was my decision. It’s normal that he’s sad.“No player likes to come out but I decided to sacrifice Jan.“So sad yes, with a reason, but happy now as he won.“I don’t need to speak to him because he’s an  intelligent guy.“He’s very professional and it’s obvious that I did not do it to punish him because he was playing exactly the same as the others.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesVertonghen’s substitution against Saints was the latest chapter of  what is looking like his sorry farewell season.If being replaced by a young loanee — Gedson  Fernandes, 21 — with the score at 1-1 was not embarrassing enough, the ref’s order to leave the field at the nearest point on the opposite side of the ground from the tunnel only added to the humiliation.All Vertonghen was missing from his painstakingly slow trek around the perimeter of the pitch was a black hat, tie and cane. It felt like we were paying our last respects to a Spurs great.His walk of shame along “Vertonghen Winding Road” was in stark contrast to how he was cheered off the pitch at the final whistle at  Wembley nearly 12 months ago. RECIPE FOR SUCC-SESSRYAN SESSEGNON has revealed boss Jose Mourinho wants him to be more aggressive.Spurs’ £25million summer signing from Fulham admits he has had a tough start.But having overcome that, he knows he must toughen up on the pitch.The England Under-21 man, 19, said: “To play under a coach like Mourinho is very tactical.“He doesn’t like to concede goals, so I’m trying to adjust my game in a defensive way as well.“He wants me to be  aggressive, so that’s what I’m trying to do.”Sessegnon was sidelined with a hamstring injury after joining Tottenham.He added: “Every time I go on the pitch I try to be positive but in recent weeks  it’s probably been a bit negative.“It was tough at the start but I’m starting to find my feet.“I came to a top-four club to play in the FA Cup,  Champions League and Premier League.“Any young player wants to play in big tournaments and  big games.”He had just produced one of his best displays for  Tottenham as he inspired them to a thumping 3-0 win over Borussia Dortmund  in the first leg of last season’s Champions League last 16.Vertonghen set up one  goal and scored another —   prompting his famous  “SuperJan” celebration.Nobody could envisage he would turn into Clark Kent so quickly. But in less than a year Vertonghen has gone from superhero to zero.He and Tottenham team-mate — and fellow countryman — Toby Alderweireld were not so long ago the best central defensive duo in the Premier League and one of the  strongest in the world.They were the platform for the club’s rise under former boss Mauricio Pochettino.And when Alderweireld, 30, was nearing the end of his  contract last season he was the one who found himself out in the cold under Poch.But after he signed another deal under Mourinho in December, it is now  Vertonghen  out in the cold.It was assumed that, after Alderweireld agreed to extend his stay, Vertonghen would follow suit — but that has not happened and he looks likely to follow his old Ajax team-mate Christian Eriksen, who joined Inter Milan last month, out of the door at Tottenham.After Eriksen’s departure to the San Siro, Mourinho admitted he did not play the Dane as much as his talent warranted because he had to get  Spurs used to  playing without him.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 clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 & kidsWith former first-team stalwart Vertonghen now left out regularly, you have to assume we are unlikely to see his Superman celebration in N17 again.You would not put your cape on him being there next season — especially with  Spurs in talks to hand JAPHET  TANGANGA a 500 per cent pay rise after his first-team  breakthrough under Mourinho.The London-born defender, 20, is set for a hike in weekly wages from around £2,000 to £10,000.last_img read more

PNG women netballers finish unbeaten

first_imgWith three consecutive wins against Samoa and a drubbing of Solomon Islands and Tonga, they have put themselves in medal contention.PNG will be playing the second placed team in Pool –A.The official quarter finals draws are yet to be released by the games organizers but Loop PNG understands that PNG will play Cook Islands and Fiji will meet Samoa on Friday.The winners of both matches will meet in the gold and silver play offs and the losers get a chance in the bronze medal challenge.The Pacific Games medal play off will be played on Saturday.But the netball competition continues today after lunch with Vanuatu playing two matches. Vanuatu meet Tonga (1pm) and then go against Solomon Islands at 7pm at the PNG Power Dome.last_img read more

PNG Games venues see delay in funding

first_imgNirvani Civil Construction company in Kimbe is doing the ground work for the venues with most of the sporting areas  being graded and marked including drainage and town roads.However, completion of some of the games venues have run behind targets due to delay of funds from the legally responsible offices and committees.One of the Nirvani Contractors on the site told PNG Loop that the target for the completion of some of the venues like basketball, volleyball and netball courts are set to be up and ready come the end of next month, however, delays in funds have setback this processes.However, with the little time and resources still available, they are working to complete the second phase of most of the venues.Completion of most of the venues are delayed but set to the coming months before the games in November.last_img read more

Bruno Fernandes is already from United

first_imgManchester United is delighted to announce it has reached agreement with Sporting Clube de Portugal for the transfer of Bruno Fernandes.The deal is subject to a medical and the agreement of personal terms.A further announcement will be made in due course. pic.twitter.com/6bDVHszxL1– Manchester United (@ManUtd) January 29, 2020Sporting has confirmed the figures: a fixed amount of 55 million plus another 25 by objectives. The fact of being immersed in the stock market has forced the entity to give all kinds of details of the negotiation. There he reports that five of the millions of variables depend on the parties he disputes; another five to achieve qualification for the Champions League and the remaining 15 for individual goals (goals, assists …). Bruno Fernandes is already a Manchester United player. The midfielder, from Sporting de Portugal, signature for the next four seasons at a rate close to 4.5 million euros of salary in each of them. The English club has made it official this afternoon, after a turbulent market for the footballer, which even rang for the Barcelona of Quique Setién. An investment that makes him one of the big names in the winter market and gives him, from day one, gallons in Old Trafford. It is not for less: The attacker has emerged as one of the best players in the Portuguese League. So far, it has scored 13 goals and 10 assists so far this season and his agent Jorge Mendes, who takes 5.5 for the management, has taken advantage of his worth to sign as a great star of the ‘red devils’.center_img Not a striker, but his offensive spirit will help United to replace the goals of Marcus Rashford, while he is recovering from his injury. At 25, Bruno Fernandes insisted until the end to take a new step in his sports career despite the efforts of Sporting Portugal to retain him a few more months. But both he and his representative Jorge Mendes knew that it was time to compete in a team of the highest level.Even a couple of days ago the possibility that Barcelona will buy you and leave you on loan in Valencia until June. It was one of the options that had been put on the table in the negotiation of Rodrigo Moreno. Finally, United’s insistence and the mentality of the player to win the position since in a great have led him to the Premier League. I could debut next Saturday at Wolverhampton.last_img read more

Dortmund will invest Alcácer’s money in Emre Can

first_imgItalian media confirmed that the German international, which was formed in the quarry of Bayern himself and then passed through Leverkusen, Liverpool and finally Juventus, already had the suitcases made to head for the Signal Iduna Park as soon as the Alcacer operation was carried out. Can, who suffered a real blow at the beginning of the season to stay off the list of the Vecchia Signora to play the Champions League, I was looking to leave Italy immediately. Borussia Dortmund will enter around 25 million euros for the sale of Paco Alcácer to Villarreal and already seems to know what to do with the money. As they point from Italy, Emre Can is chosen by the Borusser dome to reinforce the midfield and finish making a template that, after the arrival of the scorer Erling Haaland from RB Salzburg, has everything to fight again the salad bowl at Bayern and Leipzig. “I am very angry,” he said after learning the news early in the season. “A week ago, the club had told me just the opposite and yesterday Sarri called me and, in less than a minute, he told me he was not on the list. Juve was not honest with me “he sentenced. There is talk of a transfer until the end of the season with a purchase obligation in summer for a total of 30 million euros. The player is expected to land on Teutonic lands on Friday to pass the relevant medical tests and sign the contract with the Borusser club. Bombazo del Hertha: sign Piatek for 23 millionThe Hertha of Berlin put the icing on an expensive winter market announcing the signing of the long-awaited forward of guarantees for the whole of the German capital. The Berlin team invested a total of 23 million euros (more objectives) for taking over the services of Krzysztof Piatek. The Polish scorer had it complicated in Milan after the arrival of Ibrahimovic and the improvement of Rebic and decided to head to the Bundesliga to help the team led by Jürgen Klinsmann to achieve the goal of permanence. Piatek, what He scored 30 goals in 42 games last season, signed a contract until 2025 with Hertha. He has already passed the relevant medical tests, but everything indicates that he does not end up entering Jürgen Klinsmann’s call to face Schalke on Friday at the Olympic Stadium in the German capital. Of course, everything indicates that Piatek is the last reinforcement of the Berliners in a record season in which they have been disbursed 93 million for Tousart, Lukebakio, Ascacíbar, Löwen and, finally, Piatek.“Krzysztof is a very talented attacker who has already tested his nose and talent at the highest level, both in Serie A and in the Polish national team,” were the words of Hertha sports director Michael Preetz. “It will give us more quality in the offensive section,” he added. Piatek himself said: “It makes me very happy that the operation has come to fruition. I really want to contribute my grain of sand with my classmates and start climbing in the classification as soon as possible“.last_img read more

The Federation intercedes for Mirandés against LaLiga

first_imgFor now, and according to the schedule set by LaLiga, Mirandés will play on Sunday, March 1 against Numancia, and 4 against Real. For its part, Real Sociedad will play against Valladolid on Friday, February 28 and will have two more days off. This is what has exploded the coach of Mirandés, Iraola, who has said that “there are decisions that are difficult to understand. The difference that already exists between both teams with this is even bigger, and that is to have three days to having a rest five is a substantial difference. An injustice is being committed with Mirandés. And it is not a complaint because it benefits the Real. If it had been Sevilla, Valencia or Atlético de Madrid we would be the same, “said the former player of the Athletic Club The Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) has sent a letter to LaLiga in which it requests that it reconsider the dates proposed by LaLiga for the matches prior to the Cup qualifier that the Real Sociedad and Mirandés must play. The RFEF mediates in favor of the Burgos team to “match their rest with the Royal Society so that their rival does not have two more days off”, says the letter signed by Alfredo Olivares, the director of federative competitions, to which this newspaper has had access. It is the second time that RFEF asks LaLiga to put the Championship matches before the second leg of the Cup semifinals on the same day, to prevent one team from having more days off than another. The first time he did it was in a telephone conversation held last day 7, as stated in the federative document. This Wednesday has insisted in writing since “in the tie that faces Mirandés and Real Sociedad, the San Sebastian team has two more days off with respect to the other semifinalist of Copa, whose match has been set for the Sunday before the return match of the tie. ” Of course, before the commotion mounted by the least rest of the Burgos, in Donostia they remember that in the round of eighth Real-Osasuna, the txuri-urdin team had 48 hours less rest than the rojillos, In a similar situation. Imanol’s team played on a Sunday and that of Arrasate played on Friday. And nobody said anything. Mirandés’ complaint, therefore, has a precedent for this same season, and there was not much controversy nor did the RFEF intercede.last_img read more

Halep coach criticizes the difference in awards in Dubai

first_imgCahill’s criticism focuses on the distribution of the prizes at the Dubai Match, the place the quantity quadrupled in the event that they reached the semifinals as a substitute of the quarterfinals. “Financial costs are normally doubled for every spherical in virtually each match, however in Dubai it’s multiplied by 4 the difference between in case you fall in quarters or semifinals. “ The problem of the distribution of the financial prizes of tennis tournaments returns to the forefront after the statements of Darren Cahill. The coach of Simona Halep criticized the nice hole that exists when distributing the cash destined for prizes.Cahill is in favor of the enhance in the quantities in the Grand Slam but in addition believes that the much less ranked gamers ought to have extra prizes.“I’m in favor of giving extra prizes to the gamers in the Grand Slam, however the ATP Tour and the WTA want to repair their very own breakdowns to assist gamers with much less rating. There’s some huge cash on prime. “last_img read more

1986: the last year that a Grand Slam was not played

first_imgThe one time a Grand Slam event was suspended in the Open Period was in 1986. On that event the Australian Open that year was not contested., the place Stefan Edberg defended a title that he did handle to revalidate the following year, in 1987. The explanation the Australian Open was not held was as a result of between 1977 and 1985 the event was held in December. On this means there have been two champions in 1977 (Roscoe Tanner in January and Vitas Gerulatis in December) and, when it was determined to maneuver the event again to January, this measure was carried out in 1987.You need to return to 1945 to search out the last event cancellation resulting from World Conflict II. That year the Australian Open, Roland Garros and Wimbledon have been not played. Sure the US Open was disputed, which has been played constantly since its first version in 1881 and that it’s now at risk of being celebrated resulting from the improve in instances of coronavirus in New York. The information of the cancellation of Wimbledon resulting from the coronavirus It has been a jug of chilly water for the tennis world, which is able to not have the ability to get pleasure from the nice figures of the ATP and WTA circuits.With the cancellation of the London Grand Slam, it will likely be the second time in the historical past of the Open Period that the 4 calendar Grand Slam video games have not been played in the similar year, ready to see what occurs with the US Open and Roland Garros, postponed to September.last_img read more