FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Lusine Chobanyan is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. At the No. 6 singles slot this weekend, Chobanyan defeated Texas A&M’s Iulia Ivascu 6-4, 6-4 on Friday and Houston’s Ana Glumac 6-1, 6-2 on Sunday. The point over the Cougars was the Bearkats’ lone point of the match. The sophomore from Yerevan, Armenia, is now 3-0 in dual match singles play this season. She and partner Rosalie Gerritsen were up 4-2 on UH when play was suspended after the doubles point had been clinched. Chobanyan did not play in doubles against the Aggies. 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. This is Chobanyan’s first career weekly award and Sam Houston’s first since 2009 when Irina Sotnikova won the award twice. Honorable Mention: Dany Raygadas, Southeastern Louisiana; Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Despite Sam Houston State (1-2, 0-0 SLC) dropping both of its matches this weekend, falling 2-5 to Texas A&M and 1-5 to Houston, Chobanyan was able to pick up a pair of wins on the road. The Bearkats return to the court Saturday at UTSA for a 1 p.m. CT contest. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Lusine Chobanyan – So. – Yerevan, Armenia
The Bears (22-13, 10-5 SLC) head to Wichita State to face the Shockers for the second time this season tomorrow at 6 p.m. before traveling to Huntsville for a series against Southland leader Sam Houston State (25-11, 13-2 SLC) starting Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas – Sr. – RHP – Fort Smith, Ark.Gray dominated the second game against UT Martin, striking out 12, walking one and allowing just three hits in a complete-game shutout. He struck out at least one batter in all but one inning, including a strikeout for the final out of the game. The senior threw just 94 pitches, including 70 strikes. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Ridge Heisler, Northwestern State; Carlisle Koestler, Southeastern Louisiana. This marks the second consecutive weekly pitcher award for UCA and second this season for Gray, last earning it on March 13. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Cole Secrest, Lamar; Spencer Halloran, Houston Baptist; Eddy Gonzalez, UIW; Matt Munoz, Abilene Christian. The Cowboys (16-20, 12-6 SLC) are currently tied for second in the league standings and next take on Houston Baptist in a lone nonconference midweek matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT. McNeese then hosts Northwestern State (19-15, 8-7 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6 p.m. Hitter of the Week: Dustin Duhon, McNeese – Jr. – C – Moss Bluff, La.Duhon had a career week, going 11 of 16 for a .688 batting average. He tied a McNeese single-game record with three doubles in Sunday’s 9-6 win over New Orleans in the first game of a double header. The Moss Bluff, La., native began the week with a career-high five hits in five at-bats at UL Lafayette. He helped the Cowboys finish a three-game sweep of the Privateers by going 6-for-8 in Sunday’s doubleheader with four doubles, three RBIs and two runs scored. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 10 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – McNeese junior Dustin Duhon and Central Arkansas senior Tyler Gray are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.
Tournament Central | BracketFRISCO, Texas – Eight programs secured their positions in next week’s 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament after regular-season play wrapped up Saturday.Northwestern State will serve as the host institution with tournament action commencing Friday at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. Semifinal action is set for Saturday and the championship match is Sunday, Nov. 18.The quarterfinal and semifinal rounds of tournament play will be streamed live on the Southland Conference Digital Network, available at southland.org/live and the league’s apps, available for phones, tablets, Apple TV, Android TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. The championship match will be an exclusive presentation of ESPN+, available via ESPNPlus.com and the ESPN app.Stephen F. Austin closed its conference schedule with a perfect 16-0 record to nab the tournament’s No. 1 seed. SFA cruised to straight set finishes in five of their last seven matches and are currently riding the nation’s longest winning streak at 26-matches. The Ladyjacks 29 match victories this year represent the most in NCAA Division I volleyball. The 29 wins is tied for most in a season in SFA program history.Stephen F. Austin will square off against No. 8-seeded Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Postseason play came down to the wire for the Islanders. They clinched the tournament’s eighth seed with a straight set victory on the road over Incarnate Word Saturday afternoon. The Islanders’ Madison Green leads the Southland Conference and ranks 14th nationally with a pair of triple double’s this season. First serve between the Ladyjacks and the Islanders is scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday morning.Abilene Christian enters the Southland Conference Tournament as the No. 4 seed after a 10-6 conference record and a 13-15 overall mark. ACU has averaged 2.32 blocks per set for a combined 252.5 blocks throughout the season. The Wildcats will take on No. 5-seeded Houston Baptist.The Huskies concluded conference play at 8-8. HBU led the conference while ranking third in the nation for team kills (1,548), team aces (194) and total team attacks (4,352). Opening serve between Abilene Christian and Houston Baptist will take place at 1:30 p.m. in Friday’s second match of the day.Match three pits No. 3 Sam Houston State against No. 6 seed McNeese in a 4 p.m. serve. SHSU enters the tournament with a 13-3 record in conference action and a 10-1 mark at home this season. The Bearkats’ defense has held strong throughout the season, limiting opponents to a .153 hitting percentage, a feat which ranks ninth nationally. McNeese closed out their conference slate with an 8-8 mark following a three-match sweep of Northwestern State Saturday afternoon to conclude the regular season. Paige Harvell has been a staple at the net for the Cowgirls ranking 19th in the nation with 135 blocks.Central Arkansas will head into Friday’s play as the No. 2 seed, taking on No. 7-seeded and host Northwestern State in the final match at 6:30 p.m. The Sugarbears lead the Southland Conference in team hitting percentage (.247) and assists per set (12.7) while winning their last eight consecutive matches. Northwestern State completed 1,193 kills throughout the season capturing an 8-8 conference record.Following Friday’s play, the winners will advance and compete in a pair of semifinal rounds taking place Saturday, Nov. 17 at noon and 2:30 p.m. The championship will be held Sunday, Nov. 18, with a 3:05 p.m. serve.
ED WOODWARD is “relishing” showdown talks with Daniel Levy over Harry Kane’s potential move to Manchester United, according to reports.The Old Trafford chief is said to be excited by the prospect of pitting his wits against Spurs’ notoriously frugal money man as the Red Devils look to land the England striker in the summer.4 Ed Woodward is said to be relishing the prospect of going head-to-head with Daniel LevyCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Tottenham chief Levy is a notoriously tough negotiatorCredit: Getty Images – GettySources close to Woodward claim he can’t wait to get stuck in with Levy and was gearing up to do so when United were eyeing Mauricio Pochettino as potential replacement for Jose Mourinho last year, according to the Standard.Sir Alex Ferguson and former United chief-exec David Gill were said to have backed away from signing Luka Modric as they did not want to barter with Levy.MAN UTD NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest United newsBut where his predecessors gave Levy a wide berth, Woodward has shown willing to engage – entering the race to land £85million Gareth Bale before his move to Real Madrid.United a desperate for Kane with on-loan Odion Ighalo their only recognised striker.4And the Red Devils were recently buoyed by reports Kane would prefer a move to Old Trafford rather than sticking around for a huge Tottenham rebuild under Mourinho.Levy and Mourinho are still hopeful they can keep the 26-year-old – but his decision appears to hinge on Champions League qualification.The Portuguese would have just £50m to spend in the transfer window should Spurs fail to make it into Europe’s top competition next season. Goal claim Kane would be “disillusioned” to miss out on the European Cup.And they say sources close to the player have made it known, should Tottenham miss out, he would be keen on a move to Old Trafford.The Spurs captain’s contract – signed in the summer of 2018 – runs until 2024, but the club are reported to be “facing a battle” to keep 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 himIt is understood Kane would not currently consider signing renewed terms at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.He wants to end his career with at least one major trophy having lost the Champions League final against Liverpool last year.Spurs were handed a short term boost yesterday when captain Kane was pictured back in training for the first time since his hamstring injury. 4 Woodward and Levy could go head-to-head as part of United’s pursuit of England ace Harry KaneCredit: Rex FeaturesBruno Fernandes’ Man Utd team-mates joke he’s the Portuguese James Milner due to his incredible dedication to the cause
A host of current and former Queensland players came together on the Gold Coast for the shoot, which centres around a game of touch footy on the beach.Queensland Maroons coach Kevin Walters is given the task of refereeing the encounter as Johnathan Thurston, Sam Thaiday, Corey Oates and Josh McGuire don the new jersey in their battle against Trevor Gillmeister, Brent Tate, Petero Civoniceva and Steve Walters.QRL Managing Director Robert Moore said the video is a novel way to launch the new playing strip.”Our Commercial and Digital teams have done a great job bringing this concept to life with more than a little help from some of the biggest names in rugby league,” Moore said. “I would also like to acknowledge the support of The Star Entertainment Group. We’re delighted with the addition to our iconic Maroons jersey and we look forward to a prosperous 2017.”The Star Entertainment Group Managing Director QLD Geoff Hogg said Jupiters Gold Coast is incredibly proud to continue its support for the Queensland Maroons again in 2017.”Embracing the spirit of our local community is extremely important to us and there is nothing more quintessentially Queensland than the passionate state-wide support offered to the Origin team each season,” Mr Hogg said.”By the time the first game kicks off in May, we will have transitioned to The Star Gold Coast so to see the mighty Maroons run onto their home ground bearing The Star branded jerseys is going to be fantastic.”We’re proud to be supporting this State, and the Maroons, but also all those fans involved in the game of rugby league across so many levels in Queensland. “We look forward to continuing to help drive special fan engagement activities throughout the series, and hope to see the boys take home another win in 2017.”
The funding will go towards athletes’ preparations as they work towards qualifying for the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. PNG is hoping to send athletes overseas for qualifying events in the coming months including powerlifter Pope Gayave and short put specialist Regina Edward.Gayave will be attending a Grand Prix event in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia next month while Edward will be attending an Asia Oceania event in Dubai to qualify for the Rio Olympics.PNGPC President Peter Curtain thanked Ela Motors for its continued support over the last 20 years.Curtain said it is expensive to send athletes to different competitions around the region for accreditation and qualification.He said funding is essential as this will assist them attend upcoming international events to get experience so they can achieve the level to compete in the Paralympics.Ela Motors chief executive officer Takeshi Abe said they’re pleased to support the PNGPC and its endeavours in training athletes with disability and realise their ability to travel to accomplish their dreams.He said this fund will provide them with having access to traveling in and out of countries and give them knowledge and physical insight to help drive and achieve their sporting goals.
Play was suspended at Royal Port Moresby Golf Club at 3pm after the skies opened up with flashes of lightning chasing the golfers back to the club house.Day one resumed at 4:25pm with 7 holes left to play under light showers.It is 25-year-old Brad Moules from Australia who is currently in front on the leader board with a score of 6-under 66.Moule’s lead featured an eagle, five birdies and a lone bogey.In second place is Cory Crawford with a -5 and Daniel Bringolf is in third position with a score of -5.The PNG Open continues today.
Both teams will be playing international tournaments on home soil in the coming days.The PNG men’s soccer team is among eight countries that will be participating in the Oceania Football Confederation (OFC) Nations Cup over the next three weeks.PNG Barramundis will be playing against Kenya in the ICC World Cricket League Championship on Saturday May 28 and on the 30th.“Good luck to David Muta and the National Men’s Soccer team during the OFC matches over the next three weeks.“And also good luck to Jack Vare and the PNG Barramundis in their matches against Kenya this weekend.“On behalf of the PNG Kumuls, we wish you all the best. We are with you all the way in doing our beloved PNG proud,” Mead said.Mead also acknowledged Prime Minister Peter O’Neill, Sports Minister Justin Tkachenko, the Government and the people of PNG for the support towards the PNG Kumuls.He also thanked the team’s sponsors namely PNG LNG, National Gaming and Control Board, Digicel PNG, PNG Power, Coca cola and Boroko Motors for assisting the team in terms of funding and making their games possible.
One has to check the mobile a couple of times, at the beginning of the telephone conversation, to verify that he is chatting with someone 19 years old, born in 2000 for more signs. Despite being touring the season of his debut in Second B, Rubén de Tomás speaks with self-confidence, like a veteran. Or as if he had been in the elite of his older brother, Raúl de Tomás, for years. Naturally face this double role, for being the ‘Alter ego’ of the new signing of Espanyol and at the same time player of a San Sebastián de los Reyes that this Sunday it will be measured with the parakeets in the Copa del Rey. “Raul is wanting to play to show that he keeps scoring goals”, Says Rubén. Who knows if he can start this Sunday, before Sanse. A bet? There the family is over: “I hope we win, even if my brother plays“ “It seems surreal to me that everything has come together in the same days. The draw was random and Raul’s signing until recently was unclear, so how were we going to imagine it”, Admits Rubén, about the double coincidence, to which a cherry can be put if both have minutes in this Sanse-Espanyol. “Hopefully, it would be a dream come true, because we have never faced. The whole family would be very proud of us, ”he says. “We have never faced each other and hopefully I will now pass in the Cup, it is surreal” This last sentence is not trivial. In Rubén’s vocabulary he sends that attachment for his own, and it is not for less. His father, also Raúl de Tomás although known footballistically as ‘Beni’, He also played (in fact, he militated in the Sanse). And his children opted for football because “he educated us on the premise that we would do what we believed in.” This was also contributed by his mother, Mila, who followed the almost five years that, already as a footballer of the Real Madrid quarry, Raúl was interned at SEK school. “Raul is more introverted than normal to not give the image of what is not” Perhaps the one who suffered most all that time was Ruben, then a child. “It was hard, although we stayed very close. Raúl is a mirror to look like in everything, a hero for me”, He says. And abounds: “They took it away from home very soon, but the consolation is that he could fulfill his dream of being a great footballer“ What they do share, beyond distance, are hobbies. “We have very similar tastes, they call us boxing and cars. For Christmas, Raúl gave me a simulator”, Explains Rubén, who describes his older brother as“ very humble, respectful and close. It is more introverted than normal, precisely so as not to give the image of what is not”, He warns, about his fame of chop. But they recovered lost time, to coincide first in Valladolid and, until last summer, in Rayo Vallecano. Raúl, in the first team. Rubén, in the quarry. Can you imagine now playing in Espanyol B? The little one of Tomás laughs, but for now he says he feels “happy” in Sanse, despite not being playing much in his first year.@ rauldetomas17 ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Raúl and Rubén de Tomás, together, in an image published by RdT on the networks this week.@ rauldetomas17 “He’s looking forward to showing that he’s still scoring goals … But hopefully we win”
Flavio Perchman, agent of the tip, unveiled the plans of his represented in the Uruguayan station Sport 890: “We talked to the sports director to win again in confidence. The idea is to come to South America, to Peñarol. An attempt was made, but we are analyzing other situations. Celta wants money for the loan and there is also the player’s salary. “ Market movements in the attack of Celtic will begin with the departure of Toro Fernández. The performance of the Uruguayan striker does not convince Oscar Garcia and the celestial technician has given the green light to leave on loan until next June. The intention of the battering ram is to return to Peñarol, but the economic demands of the Vigués club hinder that desire. It does not fit. The olivic entity incorporated last summer the Bull as the successor of his countryman Maxi Gomez. He disbursed four million euros for 80% of the ram pass, leaving Peñarol with the remaining 20%. Fernández, who signed until 2024, started as a starter due to the absence of injury from Santi Mina and on the second day he scored the goal of victory against Valencia. Since that game at the end of August he has only played two games of The league More as a headline. His agent acknowledges that he is not happy in Vigo: “It is hard for him to adapt, he misses a lot.”Romeu had minutes with SouthamptonThe arrival of Oriol Romeu has been stalemate. The Celtic and the Southampton they have not just agreed and while the negotiation is blocked the midfielder has enjoyed minutes in the Premier League. In the match played yesterday against him Crystal Palace, Romeu appeared on the pitch in the equator of the first part. Waiting for the Catalan footballer or another of the pivots that Celta has contacted to land in Vigo, Óscar García will not be able to make a complete rotation in the medullary tomorrow in the Copa del Rey against him Mirandés. One of the two midfielders who played the 90 minutes before the Athletic, Okay Yokuslu or Fran Beltrán, will repeat in the eleven to accompany Cheikh paper. Without news regarding the signing for the center of the field, the reinforcement for the attack has not yet been finalized. Nolito reappears on the scene as one of the options given the difficulties in hiring Cristian Tello.