May
31

Southland Gives Back: Lamar Student-Athletes Volunteer Time in Many Avenues

first_imgBEAUMONT, Texas – The Golden Triangle has been a faithful supporter of Lamar University men’s and women’s athletics over the years. No matter the sport or time of year, Beaumont and the surrounding areas turn out to back Lamar athletics and its student-athletes. For that very reason, the Cardinals enjoy an opportunity to support those who support them.Lamar volleyball student-athletes broke from their busy schedules to visit with students at King Middle School, while men’s basketball players met with students at Curtis Elementary School and the Juvenile Justice Center. In addition to visiting with school children, the LU men’s basketball team traveled to a local Wal-Mart to assist children with a Christmas shopping spree sponsored Susan Conn McCurry and Roger McCurry. Each child was given a gift card while Cardinals basketball players assisted the kids as they shopped.”Every athlete here would agree with me that the Golden Triangle supports Lamar throughout the year,” said senior guard Nick Garth. “We want them to know how important they are to us, and that we support them. Susan Conn McCurry and Roger McCurry do so much for this community and we were honored to be able to help out. It was great to see all those kids smiling and having a good time. Who knows, maybe one day they will choose to come to school here too.”At a halftime of a recent home game, the Cardinals sponsored a Teddy Bear Toss where fans who brought a teddy bear to the game were allowed the opportunity to throw it onto the court at halftime. Approximately 70 bears were collected and donated to a local charity benefitting Southeast Texas families.Throughout the year, student-athletes from various sports have taken time to give back to the community in their own ways. The women’s golf team participated in the Red, White, and Blue Golf Tournament, which raised money for the Lone Survivor Foundation. The LU men’s tennis team donated time to the Buckner Children’s Home by participating in a fundraising dinner, while the women’s squad participated in the annual Nederland Lighted Christmas Parade. In addition to the parade, the tennis, football and baseball teams took part in the 5K color run. The LU women’s basketball team took part in Chef’s Delight which is a benefit for the Chef’s Association.Throughout the fall 2018 semester, the Cardinals logged approximately 660 hours of community service, but all of that pales in comparison to what took place on Dec. 11. For most students it was simply the last day of finals before the Christmas holidays, several Cardinals joined together to sign Christmas cards to Drake Quibodeaux, 8, who has been diagnosed with diffuse intrinsic pontine glioma – a deadly form of brain cancer. He had requested and received 190 cards for Christmas.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions this holiday season.last_img read more

May
31

RAGING WHISKEY, ONE OF THREE ‘O’NEILL’S’, RETURNS TO DIRT & HEADS SUNDAY’S $70,000 SUNNY SLOPE STAKES A 6 ½ FURLONGS

first_imgRAGING WHISKEY, ONE OF THREE ‘O’NEILL’S’, RETURNS TO DIRT & HEADS SUNDAY’S $70,000 SUNNY SLOPE STAKES A 6 ½ FURLONGS ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 17, 2019)–A non-factor on turf in his most recent start, Raging Whiskey heads a three-horse contingent trained by Doug O’Neill as he returns to the main track and 6 ½ furlongs in Sunday’s $70,000 Sunny Slope Stakes at Santa Anita, a race that has attracted five juvenile colts.Overmatched in three consecutive Grade I stakes, O’Neill’s Fore Left cuts back in distance from the 1 1/16 miles Grade I American Pharoah, while his Strongconstitution, a first out maiden winner on grass, will hope for a similar performance on the main track.     A well fancied first-out maiden winner at Los Alamitos Sept. 6, Bob Baffert’s Mo Hawk faces winners for the first time and rates a huge chance as well.RAGING WHISKEYOwner:  Pappas Horse Racing Corp. and Charles BartlettTrainer:  Doug O’NeillA lights out eight length winner of the restricted Capote Stakes going 6 ½ furlongs at Los Alamitos two starts back on Sept. 21, this Maryland-bred colt by Bourbon Courage was never a factor in the five furlong turf Speakeasy Stakes here on Oct. 6. A respectable third five starts back in the Grade III, six furlong Sanford Stakes at Saratoga July 13, Raging Whiskey has the talent and seasoning to merit top billing in the Sunny Slope.FORE LEFTOwner:  Reddam Racing LLCTrainer:  Doug O’NeillBeaten double digits in the Grade I Del Mar Futurity Sept. 2 and in the Grade I American Pharoah Sept. 27, Fore Left’s best performance came three starts back, when he was third, beaten 1 ½ lengths in the Grade II Best Pal Stakes going six furlongs on Aug. 10.  A first-out maiden winner going 4 ½ furlongs here May 19, he then shipped to Belmont Park and won the ungraded Tremont Lane Stakes going 5 ½ furlongs on June 7.  With a return to sprinting and a big drop in class, Fore Left, a Kentucky-bred son of Twirling Candy, will be bidding for his third win in his sixth start.MO HAWKOwner:  SF Racing LLC, Starlight Racing, Madaket Stable LLC & partnersTrainer:  Bob BaffertA $925,000 Keeneland September yearling, Mo Hawk cruised to a three length win going 5 ½ furlongs at Los Alamitos Sept. 6 as the prohibitive 1-5 favorite in a field of five.  By Uncle Mo, out of the Any Given Saturday mare Princess Arabella, Mo Hawk has pedigree in his corner and Baffert will no doubt try to build upon his maiden win with a big performance on Sunday.STRONGCONSTITUTIONOwner:  Roadrunner Racing and Sayjay Racing LLCTrainer:  Doug O’NeillBy the Tapit stallion Constitution, he brought $220,000 at the Ocala Breeders April 2-year-old in Training Sale. Off as the 5-2 favorite in his debut going five furlongs on turf Aug. 23 at Del Mar, Strongconstitution ran to the betting, as prevailed by 1 ¼ lengths in a game effort. Idle since, he’ll hope to replicate his performance on dirt in what will be his second start.THE $70,000 SUNNY SLOPE STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 8 Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PT Raging Whiskey–Evin Roman–124Strong Constitution–Martin Garcia–122Mo Hawk–Flavien Prat–122Fore Left–Mario Gutierrez–124Zimba Warrior–Rafael Bejarano–122First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

May
31

Spurs set to battle Man Utd for Emil Forsberg as agent calls Mourinho a ‘legend’

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO is reportedly ready to go to war with Manchester United and Everton over RB Leipzig’s Swedish star Emil Forsberg.Ex-Man United boss Mourinho recently praised the Swede, 28, following Tottenham’s shock 1-0 defeat by Leipzig after the German side ran his side rampant.2 Forsberg has fell out of favour with boss Julian Nagelsmann spending the majority of the season on the bench.Credit: Getty Images – GettyIt was Mourinho’s praise that sparked Forsberg’s agent, Hasan Cetinkaya, to repay the favour by hailing the Spurs boss.He said: “It’s nothing that surprises me at all,“Mourinho is a great legend who has worked with Victor Lindelof as well.“Together with Victor, Forsberg is the biggest star in the national team and has caused total chaos in Leipzig.Adding: “I’m not surprised I can say this; everyone will soon see what will happen to Emil Forsberg.”MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesForsberg could prove to be a nifty acquisition for Tottenham as he is Mr Versatile, being able to operate both in midfield or on the left-flank.The Swedish international has racked up nine goals and four assists this season in all competitions as Leipzig push for their first Bundesliga title – one point behind leaders Bayern Munich.After falling out with manager Julian Nagelsmann, the Leipzig wide man has admitted he’s not happy at the club.2Forsberg told Bild: “Things aren’t going well. I don’t have to prove myself any more.“I have a contract, but everyone knows that I dream of playing in another league.”The Swede believes in his own ability to play in any division, telling the Guardian “I could see myself playing anywhere.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY 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 wrong“Not to brag, but I feel I have the qualities.”Forsberg signed for German side RB Leipzig in 2015 for a fee of around £3.33million from Malmo while they were competing in the second division.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]The No10 is yet to win a trophy with Leipzig but has won both the domestic league and cup in his homeland Sweden.Mourinho will be up against stiff competition in the race for Forsberg’s signature with Premier League rivals Man United and Everton also keen to sign the 28-year-old.last_img read more

May
26

Elliott ready to fill Klemmer’s shoes

first_imgThe affable Bega product has earned his first-ever run on start after a series of spirited efforts off the bench to start 2017. Back in Round 1 Elliott told NRL.com he was just aiming to avoid being someone who comes on for 20 minutes with no-one really noticing he’d been out there.A week later he scored his maiden NRL try; fast forward to Round 7 and an ankle injury to lock David Klemmer has resulted in Elliott shifting to the starting pack for the highly-anticipated Good Friday clash.”I think that’s part of the game, Klemmer probably first got his chance to play a few more minutes when there was an injury in the pack,” Elliott said. “Obviously he’s going to be a massive loss for us but it does mean there’s a bit more onus on guys like me and Danny [Fualalo] to step up and might be required to play an extra five or 10 minute stint and I think we’re both looking forward to that and hopefully make an impact.”Asked to reflect on his Round 1 goal of not being the forgotten man on the bench, Elliott added: “I’m setting goals each week. There’s always going to be room for improvement and I want to keep getting better each week.”I think so far I’ve been able to play a pretty valuable role for the side coming off the bench and one of my goals was to not come on and 20 minutes goes by and no-one notices you’ve been out there.”I really want to get out there and inspire the boys left and right of me and that’s all part of keeping my spot in this team, I need to keep coming out and doing that each week.”While Elliott is hardly a like-for-like replacement for the towering Klemmer, he isn’t dissimilar in style to fellow country-boy back-rower Josh Jackson, who is someone Elliott admits he regards with great admiration.”Someone I really look up to is Josh Jackson; obviously he goes out there and starts and brings everything he can each week, he’s full of energy and I just try and replicate that coming off the bench and try and be like he is for that first 10 or 15 minutes, try and be that later in the game,” Elliott said.This will be Elliott’s second such fixture after coming off the bench in the corresponding game last year.”I was very impressed by the crowd last year,” Elliott said.”It was great and at a good time too, four o’clock in the arvo on a public holiday so there’s always families supporting both sides out there. It’s always a big crowd and a great day to look forward to.”[The Rabbitohs] have been playing great as well so we can’t rest on our laurels and take these guys lightly because they’re a great side and they do have a very good pack.”Despite growing up on the far south NSW coast a long way from Belmore, Elliott has been blue and white as long as he can remember and hopes to stay that way.”I love this club – I’ve gone for the Bulldogs my whole life,” he said.”I can’t remember how old I was when I watched my first game but I was supporting the Bulldogs and my old man had a jersey in the cupboard. I used to wear it all the time. I’ve still got it at home now. I love the club, I’ve been signed with them since I was 14 and I’d love to stay here.”Jackson – who will partner Elliott in the back row on Friday – backed all the club’s depth forwards to help fill Klemmer’s shoes against Souths.”Klemmer’s out, he’ll be out for a good two or three weeks as well. He’s a disappointing loss, he’s been awesome for us. We’ve got a lot of depth there and whoever steps in I’m sure will do a good job,” Jackson said.”Particularly those two guys [Elliott and Fualalo], they’ve both got the capabilities of playing bigger minutes. They have in reserve grade over the years punched out really big minutes so I don’t think it will be a problem for them.”last_img read more

May
26

NRL star has finger amputated

first_imgCrichton has suffered problems with his left middle finger for a number of years and was recently told he would need further surgery, ruling him out for another three months.But the 21-year-old instead opted to have the digit amputated, his manager David Rawlings confirmed to Fox Sports Australia.Crichton had been left with no knuckle on the finger, which made it susceptible to being broken, something that had happened on multiple occasions over the last two years.Writing earlier this month after another round of surgery, Crichton explained: “My finger has been an ongoing injury I’ve had since I was playing in the U20s. Originally, I ruptured the tendon and this is the sixth surgery I’ve had on it.”It’s the middle finger in my left hand and, a while back, I got it fused. I’ve got no knuckle in it. The doctor said I could either cut it off halfway or fuse it. I’ve had it fused several times now because I keep breaking it.”I can’t bend the finger, so it’s like I’m constantly giving people the bird. If I clench my fist, my middle finger sticks out.”One time, a while back, I accidentally cut someone off while I was driving and I put my hand up to wave at them to say sorry. The guy followed me all the way into a dead-end street. We each got out of our cars and he asked me if I’d stuck my finger up at him. I explained to him that I’d had it fused and it stuck out naturally. He understood after that.”I’ve decided this is the last time I’m getting it fused. It’s the fourth fusion that’s broken and if it happens again I’m going to have it cut it in half, because I’m just over it.”Crichton is heading into his final year with the Rabbitohs as he has signed a three-year deal with their arch rivals, the Sydney Roosters, which will start ahead of the 2019 season.last_img read more

May
26

Oceania represented at 128th IOC Session

first_imgThe officials are: John Coates- IOC Vice President (Australia), Dr Robin Mitchell- IOC Member (Fiji), Barry Maister- IOC Member (New Zealand), Barbara Kendall- IOC Member (New Zealand), James Tomkins- IOC Member (Australia), Kevan Gosper- IOC Honorary Member (Australia) and Phil Coles- IOC Honorary Member (Australia).The crucial decision at this session will be made on Friday July 31 on the election of the host city for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games and for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games.The two Candidate Cities bidding for the 2022 Olympic Winter Games are Almaty (Kazakhstan) and Beijing (China.The two Candidate Cities bidding for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games are Brasov (Romania) and Lausanne (Switzerland).In June, the IOC released the report by the Evaluation Commission for the Olympic Winter Games 2022 highlighting the opportunities and challengers associated with hosting these Games in both candidate cities.The report by the Evaluation Commission is the first of its kind following the unanimous approval of the Olympic Agenda 2020 last December by the IOC.The Commission has also sought assurances from bid cities on matters relating to non-discrimination and other principles contained contained in the Olympic Charter and the Host City Contract.The report published by the Commission also addresses issues including freedom of the press and workers’ rights.The Bid Cities will make final presentations on Friday at the 128 Session before IOC Members vote on the host cities for the 2020 Youth Olympic Winter Games and the 2022 Olympic Winter Games. The 128th IOC Session concludes on Monday 3 August.last_img read more

May
26

Victorian Fury unleashed on Pepes

first_imgIt was a shaky start from both sides in the opening minutes of the game but it was the visitors who found their rhythm first.At the end of the first quarter, it was still anyone’s game with the score at 15-8 in favour of Victorian Fury.Changes made by Pepes coach, Unaisi Rokoura in the second quarter bringing Tau Galewa into Wing Defence and Serina Ovia to Goal Keeper did little to stop the onslaught.Victorian Fury shooters, Danni Phillips and Mikaela Vaughan continued to find the net easily piling on the points.The score by half time was pushed to 30-17.The Australian Netball League champions made things look easy as they took a 50-26 lead by the third quarter.But the Pepes led by captain, Lua Rikis showed some fight and snuck in late points in the dying minutes to try bringing some respectability to the score line.Victorian Fury finished the Tri-Series undefeated winning both their games beating Singapore 60-31 and then the Pepes 64-35.The Pepes managed one win beating Singapore 53-39, and one loss to Victorian Fury.Singapore finished winless.last_img read more

May
14

Roger and Gerard, duel for the national pichichi in La Cerámica

first_imgVillarreal striker was up to nine consecutive days without scoring in the League, eleven counting the games he lost due to injury in early 2020. Athletic, Mallorca, Celta, Valencia, Atlético de Madrid, Sevilla, Getafe, Real Sociedad and Osasuna, in addition to Espanyol and Alavés when he was injured, were the matches in the that he could not celebrate so much.The battering ram, meanwhile, went through a bad run in January, with three games in a row without seeing goal. The ‘9’ of Levante ended 2019 with a double hit against Celta and premiered the new year with a goal in the Wanda Metropolitano. But since then he had not reconnected with the goal, until the visit of Javier Aguirre to Orriols. Alaves, Osasuna and Barcelona, ​​the three rivals to which he did not score any goals.In this way, the two will return to measure forces in a direct duel as they did in the first round. In that match, on the second day of the championship, Gerard advanced to Villarreal in the Ciutat de València three minutes after the crash. However, Roger, who had entered minutes before replacing Sergio León, traced the match from the penalty spot. In a duel where the maximum penalty was one of the main protagonists of the plot. Andrés Fernández stopped the launch from the eleven meters in the first instance to Morales, but the VAR sent him to repeat when he understood that the goalkeeper came forward. There arose Roger’s option, which he did not forgive. After a few days of drought, the two returned to see goal last weekend to give points to their respective teams with their goals. The one of Torrent marked the one of the sentence in front of the Leganés in the Ciutat de València; while the Catalan converted the goal that supposed the tie against Valladolid in the José Zorrilla. Levante and Villarreal have among their ranks two of the largest national predators of LaLiga: Roger Martí and Gerard Moreno. With nineteen goals, respectively, and with more than half of the championship played, both are in a privileged position to fight to be the top Spanish scorer of the championship. The two will measure their strength on Saturday at the Ceramics Stadium with only a little difference between the two. Roger, with nine goals, finished the first lap as a national pichichi for the first time in his career. Moreno, along with Lucas Pérez, Loren and Ángel, followed him in the wake with eight. Only Messi, Benzema and Luis Suarez scored more than the ‘Gunman’ in the first 19 championship games. With four games of the second round played, both have signed just one goal.last_img read more

May
14

Bartomeu announces that it breaks the contract with I3 Ventures

first_imgJosep Maria Bartomeu, President of Barcelona, ​​spoke Tuesday during the delivery of the XIV International Journalism Award Vázquez Montalbán. The speech of the top leader of the Barca club was expected at a turbulent moment in the Barca club. After thanking Vázquez Montalbán’s family and congratulating Jorge Valdano for the award, spoke about the I3 Ventures case uncovered by SER Catalunya and made an institutional statement in which he unchecked the club from any responsibility in the issuance of messages that erode the image of its players. And he announced the rupture of relations with I3 Ventures:. “I want to make it clear to the partner. That nobody has any doubt that Barça has never hired any company to discredit any player, former player, politician, president and former president. It is false. And we will defend ourselves as necessary in front of who accuses us. It’s false. Barça has not hired anyone to discredit anyone. “ Yes, admitted the relationship with I3 Ventures, with which the Barca club breaks their relationship: “Barça hired the services of a company at the end of 2017. But upon confirmation that one of the accounts is linked to that company (Respect and Sport), this morning we have instructed to terminate the contract with this company (I3 Ventures ). To the question if we have commissioned social media services to preserve our image, the answer is yes. To the question if we have commissioned to discredit people, the answer is no and we will persecute those who accuse us of that. And we will defend ourselves. “He also recalled two cases that Barça has won in court. “In the case of Paulinho we were denounced for corruption and we were given the reason; and in the case of espionage we were also given the reason. Therefore, we do things calmly and responsibly. “last_img read more

May
14

The calendar puts in check to finish LaLiga and play the Euro

first_imgCoronavirus can wreak havoc on the calendar of all sports competitions. LaLiga, as Serie A already did, has made the decision to stop the championship. The great inconvenience that exists is the dates available in the calendar to recover these postponed days.Options to recover two days postponed and keep the Euro CupThe calendar is highly saturated by domestic competitions, UEFA competitions and national team appointments (from March 23 to April 2 there will be friendlies). For the First Division teams there would be barely two weeks before the end of May to recover a postponed day. Initially, if only two days were postponed, the calendar would allow them to be recovered. It is released the weekend of April 18 and 19, after the Federation agreed yesterday with Real Sociedad and Athletic to postpone the final of the Copa del Rey. The next available days are Tuesday, May 19, Wednesday, May 20, and Thursday, May 21.The problem of postponed parties in EuropeThe downside is in the Champions League and Europe Leauge competitions. Inter-Getafe and Sevilla-Roma have been postponed. What determines the eighths of the second European competition. There would be no free date on the calendar of these teams until April 18 and 19. Date to which the domestic competitions would resort. Which would imply a conflict of interest between the leagues and UEFA. One of the possibilities, which Clemente Villaverde (Getafe’s general director) opened, is that the games postponed to a single match would be played on a neutral field. An option that would be on the table and being studied. The European Championship is in dangerThe big problem that exists to recover the league matches that are not played due to the closure of football in the face of this pandemic is the celebration of the European Championship, whose start is set for June 12 and will last a month. In LaLiga there could be a problem of dates if more than two days are suspended. Thing that if it happens in the rest of the European leagues could force, along with the premise of prevention against the virus, of not holding this season the Eurocup as planned.In UEFA, there is already talk of delaying it for a year and having it played in 2021. This would lead to a new problem: it would coincide with the League of Nations, which is scheduled for the final phase to be played in June 2021. There is also scheduled for next summer to open the new format of the Club World Cup in China (from June 17 to July 4). This tournament could not be delayed until July due to the fact that the holidays of the players would not be respected. If this measure is taken, the European leagues and competitions could recover the days postponed during the month of June.last_img read more