Ladyjacks Sweep Their Way to Southland Tournament Title

first_imgSet OneAnderson recorded the first kill of the match and set the pace for the Sugar Bears who jumped out to a 15-13 lead heading into the media timeout. Stephen F. Austin returned from the break with five straight points to take a 17-15 lead. UCA’s Anderson recorded her fifth kill of the set with a rocket that ricocheted off SFA’s Haley Coleman to lock the score up at 21-21. Hanna responded with a kill for Stephen F. Austin that was followed by an ace from Sabrina Monaco to sway the momentum in favor of the Ladyjacks who closed out the set 25-21.S1 | Get you a setter who can hit, too.Hollas destroys this one for her first kill of the afternoon. #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/KVICvcMcSj— Ladyjacks Volleyball (@SFA_Volleyball) November 18, 2018 Stephen F. Austin turned in a dominant performance recording seven aces, 40 kills and a .337 team hitting percentage. Sophomore middle blocker Anyia Williams led the Ladyjack roster with nine kills, two solo blocks and six block assists. Makenzee Hanna joined Williams and Danae Daron on the All-Tournament team after posting eight kills for a team-leading .615 attack percentage. Central Arkansas’ Samantha Anderson and Kellen Dunn were also named All-Tournament selections as the pair contributed 11 kills each. Haley Tippett added in nine kills and seven digs for the Sugar Bears in the championship match. All-Tournament TeamMikayla Vivens, Houston BaptistTaylor Cunningham, Sam Houston StateKellen Dunn, Central ArkansasSamantha Anderson, Central ArkansasMakenzee Hanna, Stephen F. AustinAnyia Williams, Stephen F. AustinDanae Daron, Stephen F. Austin (Tournament MVP)VB: @SFA_Volleyball’s Daron named #SouthlandStrong Tournament MVP. #AxeEm pic.twitter.com/Eed089tnE7— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2018 Set ThreeCentral Arkansas had no intention of going down without a fight as they pushed the third set to the limit, but Stephen F. Austin’s Anyia Williams once again came up with a crucial kill that claimed a 25-23 victory for the Ladyjacks. SFA found their way to a 10-4 lead early in the game, but a mid-set Central Arkansas push, highlighted by a kill from Anderson, brought the score even at 14-14. With the momentum in their favor, the Sugar Bears took a 20-18 advantage. Coleman stepped up for SFA with consecutive points that sparked a 7-2 run and concluded the match for the Ladyjacks.VB: The ecstasy of CHAMPIONSHIP POINT for @SFA_Volleyball. @NCAAVolleyball tournament bound. #AxeEm #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/xuhHYfPAVn— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2018center_img Set TwoSFA wasted no time in the second set overpowering the Sugar Bears at the net on the way to a commanding 16-5 lead. Central Arkansas called a timeout in an attempt to slow down the Ladyjack side; however, the Stephen F. Austin returned with seven unanswered points that extended their lead to 22-7. SFA’s Anyia Williams provided the finishing kill to round out a 25-9 victory. Daron led the Ladyjack attack with a perfect four kills on as many attempts that boosted her squad to a .609 hitting percentage in the set.VB: Williams kill ends 2nd set 25-9 victory for @SFA_Volleyball. 2-0 Ladyjacks over @UCAVball.Winner claims @NCAAVolleyball auto bid.?? ESPN+?? https://t.co/tlniNojPFH?? @espn apps #AxeEm #BearClawsUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/RScl7a9tT6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 18, 2018 2018 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox Score | Photos | ESPN+ Replay NATCHITOCHES, La. – Stephen F. Austin will have the opportunity to continue their historic season following a 3-0 (25-21, 25-9, 25-23) sweep over No. 2 Central Arkansas Sunday afternoon to claim the 2018 Southland Conference Tournament Championship at Prather Coliseum in Natchitoches, La. The Ladyjacks, now 32-2 overall this season, increase their winning streak to 29 matches while claiming their fifth Southland Conference Tournament title with the win over Central Arkansas. Though they have clinched their automatic qualification into the 2018 NCAA Division I Volleyball Championships, Stephen F. Austin will now wait for the selection committee to announce their first-round opponent Sunday, Nov. 25 at 7:30 p.m. on ESPNU.last_img read more

AHEAD OF OPENING DAY FOR SANTA ANITA’S 83RD SEASON, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED TO ASSIST IN THE HEALTHCARE OF EQUINE ATHLETES

first_imgAHEAD OF OPENING DAY FOR SANTA ANITA’S 83RD SEASON, NEVER-BEFORE-SEEN TECHNOLOGY INSTALLED TO ASSIST IN THE HEALTHCARE OF EQUINE ATHLETESARCADIA, CA – Santa Anita Park will open for its 83rd Season on December 26th. This week, the standing PET Scan machine was installed which will assist in the identification of preexisting conditions in the fetlock, the most common area for injuries to occur in racehorses. This new technology is the first of its kind in the sport and will be housed at the Nuclear Medicine Facility in the barn area at Santa Anita operated by the Southern California Equine Foundation, that also operates the equine hospital in the barn area.When: Friday, December 13thWhat: 12:00-12:15PM: Media Arrive at Clocker’s Corner prior to provided tram transportation12:30PM – 1:15PM: Media Demonstration in the Nuclear Medicine Facility and Conversation led by Dr. Joe DowdDr. Dowd, President of the Southern California Equine Foundation, will lead a demonstration of the new standing PET Scan with a racehorse.Dr. Mathieu Spriet, the lead researcher behind the standing PET Scan Machine from UC Davis, will share how this never-before-seen technology was researched and developed.Dr. Ryan Carpenter will be available for questions about the standing MRI machine which is scheduled to arrive in early 2020.Where: Santa Anita Park, 285 Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 9100712:15 Tram departs from Clocker’s Corner to Southern California Equine Foundation ‘s Equine Hospital in Santa Anita Barn AreaWho: Dr. Joe Dowd, President of Southern California Equine Foundation Dr. Mathieu Spriet, Associate Professor at UC Davis, Principle Investigator for PET Scan ProjectDr. Ryan Carpenter, Equine Veterinarian and Surgeon at Santa Anita Parklast_img read more

League gets called a marathon but with Liverpool and Man City it’s a sprint

first_imgOUR headline act this weekend is obviously Liverpool’s clash with Manchester City.But this feels like a pivotal 48 hours for so many other clubs too.1 Guardiola and Klopp’s teams are a class apart from the rest of the leagueCredit: ReutersThe first 12 games of a season are always a good reference point for where you are as a team.Start well and it covers any dips over the winter period. Begin poorly and you’re always playing catch-up.The international break around now gives you time to reflect.Almost a third of the season will have been played and some harsh realities are impossible to ignore.TOP TOP TWOCity and Liverpool are setting unparalleled levels of consistency.Calling the rest ‘the chasing pack’ implies they’re closing in.Really they should be called the following pack, such is the gulf — and they’re drifting further behind.The Premier League is clearly a two-horse race already.But this could be a definitive weekend in the fight for Champions League qualification.PULLING AWAYSince England’s top flight was awarded four places in the 2001-02 season, the gap between fourth and fifth has never been more than three points after 11 games.Current form suggests it could be nine points after this round of fixtures should Chelsea beat Palace at home and Leicester City win at home to Arsenal.Spurs and Manchester United are languishing even further behind.They’ve got what are supposedly home bankers against Sheffield United and Brighton respectively.But the Blades are sixth and the Seagulls are eighth in the table and neither can be dismissed.Sheffield United are undefeated in five away games with the joint-best defensive record and Brighton have won three of their last four.If Spurs and United fail to win, they could be 13 points off top four!MANAGERS ON THE BRINKThat stark possibility is why both Mauricio Pochettino and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer are vulnerable to intense scrutiny no matter how many times the long-term project is referenced.Spurs have gone backwards but Poch’s CV and body of work protects him in a way Solskjaer’s doesn’t.If both became available tomorrow, Pochettino would have all the top clubs interested whereas Solskjaer — respectfully — would only likely have Molde for a third time.They’re not alone in underperforming either. Unai Emery at Arsenal is really under pressure and Marco Silva always seems only one game from the sack at Everton.Manuel Pellegrini, a league winner, is now a target of West Ham’s boo boys after just two points in 15.All fall into the ‘must do better’ category. Pep Guardiola and Jurgen Klopp are, of course, excelling but also special mention for a few others.THE OVERACHIEVERSLeicester’s Brendan Rodgers has enhanced his reputation and galvanised the club.His Foxes look on course for a Champions League return.Frank Lampard’s first home game in charge felt like a pilgrimage.The early-season difficulties still lurk but he’s created something special at Chelsea.‘He’s one of our own’ — the fans can say that about their gaffer and also half their team now.The Stamford Bridge faithful are revelling in such a unique period.Chris Wilder has similar cult-like status at Sheffield United.His playing career there doesn’t match Lampard’s — whose does? — but as a Blade himself he has reconnected the whole club.Honourable mentions also to Graham Potter at Brighton who’s building on from the stability Chris Hughton had given the club, and also Roy Hodgson and EddieHowe, whose teams are in the top ten.But obviously, we’re all looking to tomorrow when the elite meet at Anfield. City’s record in front of the Kop is poor but Pep’s team is exceptional — as is Klopp’s.Liverpool can extend their lead to nine points and provide the type of cushion their heavy schedule may need. This is the first game of 14 in 54 days.It’s not beyond them to maintain their supreme form, such is their confidence and refusal to drop points — 30 goals in the last 15 minutes of games is incredible.City have been down this path so often and have a difficult schedule themselves to navigate.MOST POPULAR IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubThere will be goals. City have key defenders missing while Liverpool look far more vulnerable than last season, despite what their joint-best defensive record says.Either way it will be fascinating as both bosses will change tactics throughout the match.The league is always called a marathon but these two teams make it feel like a sprint. If you hesitate or blink, it could all be over.last_img read more

Fans fume as BBC iPlayer crashes during Tottenham’s FA Cup clash with Norwich

first_imgReckon #bbcfootball need to address the iPlayer app. 6 buffers in 26 minutes while watching Spurs.— citizen crawford (@citizencrawford) March 4, 2020 Anyones iplayer keep freezing tonight?— To Dave is to Do (@DaveBowerman77) March 4, 2020 #iPlayer Tottenham v Norwich 24 mins in and now it keeps buffering every few mins— Vader Darth Vader ⚈ (@1amyourfather) March 4, 2020 FANS have been left fuming after the BBC’s iPlayer crashed during Tottenham’s FA Cup clash with Norwich.The game was being shown on the streaming service due as Man City’s clash at Sheffield Wednesday was on TV.1 Fans were left fuming as BBC’s iPlayer crashed during Spurs vs NorwichFans eagerly gathered round to watch Jose Mourinho’s men in action at their sparkling new stadium.But disaster struck when the iPlayer started buffering unexpectedly.What was initially thought to be a mere glitch soon morphed into something more horrific as users were left with a faded screen and a message declaring: “This content doesn’t seem to be working.”The inaccessibility left some Spurs and Norwich supporters livid as they instantly flocked to Twitter to express their anger and dismay.One exhaled: “Anyone else’s iPlayer playing up?”Another groaned: “Reckon #bbcfootball need to address the iPlayer app.“Six buffers in 26 minutes while watching Spurs.”One roared: “Anyone’s iPlayer keep freezing tonight?”Most Read In SportTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’Another sighed: “#iPlayer Tottenham v Norwich 24 mins in and now it keeps buffering every few mins.”One quipped: “iPlayer and red button as bad as our defending, desire to win and activity in the transfer window rolled into one.“Thank god I’m not forced to pay for the service… oh wait.”Tony Cascarino wouldn’t blame Harry Kane if he left Tottenham this summer Anyone else’s iPlayer playing up ???— Emma x (@faeristar) March 4, 2020 IPlayer and red button as bad as our defending, desire to win and activity in the transfer window rolled into one. Thank god I’m not forced to pay for the service……oh wait 🤔.— Tom (@drwinston001) March 4, 2020last_img read more

Mundine still believes he was better than league legends Fittler, Daley

first_img‘The Man’ played 127 NRL games for the Dragons and Brisbane Broncos as well as three Origins for NSW before his shock switch to the fight game in 2000.Mundine (47-7) has won world title belts and is in the conversation for Australia’s best-ever multi-sport athlete.But the lack of love he believes rugby league selectors showed him back in the day clearly still eats at the polarising pugilist.“I talked out from the get go because they’d never given me my props in league,” Mundine told Fox Sports News 500.“I whipped (Laurie) Daley, I whipped (Brad) Fittler, continuously.“Not one time, two times, three times, four, five. I’m talking five years – over five years straight.“It cut me deep, man. They had to pick me in the State of Origin and then they messed me around, playing me off the bench, playing me in positions I’d never played before — in the forwards, in the hooking role.“At the end of ‘99 they took a team to England. They picked two squads, like 42 players to go — I wasn’t even part of that and I was the best statistically that year.“We made the grand final and I whipped what they called the best in Brad Fittler all year – my statistics were second to none so that’s why I left … no equality, man.”last_img read more

Hekari determined to keep top spot

first_imgThe team took to the field today at the Bisini Grounds with the players playing friendly matches among themselves.A definite boost to the team’s campaign will be the return of striker Tommy Semmy and the addition of midfielder Wira Wama.Team manager Vonnie Kapi Natto said the squad of 24 had split into four teams to play.“We had Christmas off but the boys are back and working hard at training to keep themselves fit.“We’re very excited about the 2015-2016 season. There are a lot of good teams in the Southern Conference and we know we have to work extra hard,” said Kapi Natto.Hekari have won five from five matches and are sitting top of their pool in the Southern Conference.“We’ve got off to a good start which is very encouraging,” said Kapi Natto.Hekari will take on Gigira Laitepo Utd FC next month in round 6 of the Telikom National Soccer League (TNSL).last_img read more

Love: “Valverde has done a lot and good for Barcelona”

first_imgGuillermo Amor, director of Institutional Relations of Barcelona, ​​appeared after the draw for Copa del Rey in which Barça has been paired with Ibiza. Amor referred to the march of Valverde and wished the best to Quique Setién, presented Tuesday at the Camp Nou as the new coach of the Barca team Pairings: “I respect all the teams that can touch us. Ibiza, in principle, is not a very common place to go to compete. It is already, because it is next week and we really want to face it. We are in a good way and the team is playing well. We respect Ibiza, for them it will be a great party. But we are interested in continuing in this competition because we are a team that goes through all competitions. There is no return here if you lose. ” Coach Change: “We are good at the level of the game. We fight and fight for everything. We are focused. We have had a change of coach and we are looking forward to it. The team is ready, we hope it affects as little as possible. The team is looking forward and prepared for the Cup, League and Champions. Whatever has to come ahead …. We are looking forward to winning. ” Public exhibition: “I want to welcome Setién and wish him the best success. To thank Valverde very much for his way of being, working and how he is. He is to recognize. My personal thanks and as a club, because he is such a great person and professional. He has done a lot for the club and we wish him the best hits. “Amadeo Salvo (president of Ibiza) Amadeo Salvo, president of Ibiza, analyzed the crossing of Ibiza with Barcelona for the next round of the Cup. Barcelona: “With the pairing of Barcelona it is a round week. We are very happy because one of the biggest ones has touched us. It is very difficult to eliminate Barça, but very excited. I do not know any footballer who does not win. The possibilities are minimal. , but they will try and fight to get it. The whole island is going to tip over. ” Barcelona situation: “I do not think that the change of coach affects Barcelona a lot with the squad that Barcelona has.”last_img read more

Aleix Vidal: “Before direct rivals we are getting results”

first_imgThe Catalan analyzed the 2-1 win against Éibar in Mendizorroza. “We are happy for the victory. The league told us with time that the game was going to be advanced although just playing on a Friday night makes you weird. You have to think about Mallorca, next week, “said the Tarragona.“The most important thing is that against theoretically direct rivals we are getting good results. Now we have to play Mallorca and we will also try to win, “he added. Before the gunsmiths, the Alavés has won two victories so take the particular average goal in favor, circumstance that will be very good for him at the end of the season. The two teams fight for permanence. Aleix returned after his absence in Sánchez Pizjuán because of the fear clause. Vidal is ceded by Sevilla to Alavés until the end of the season Y It has the full confidence of Garitano. “It is something that had been elaborated since the beginning of the season and it had already given me the idea. The team played a spectacular game in Seville and the coach felt it was convenient to put me and Camarasa behind Joselu and reserve Lucas. The coach is the one who makes the decisions because he knows more about football than the players “he sentenced.last_img read more

“There is a lot of pressure here”

first_img“Real Madrid is Real Madrid, that’s why I made the decision to sign, and also because Zidane was there. We met and there really wasn’t much to decide Because he trusted me. In addition, there were more French players, “he said Ferland Mendy on his arrival at the white club, although there were many clubs interested in him, in an interview with Telefoot, in which he confesses that he hopes to be on France’s list for the European Championship. “I hope to be able to enter the group, but It is the decision of the coach. For the moment, I will settle for trying to enter the next call, ”he said.He also reviewed his season at Madrid: “I have not yet consolidated as a starter, there is a lot of pressure here, That is the main difference with Lyon. And it’s not like I’ve sent Marcelo to the bench, I’ve just played a little more than him. ”last_img read more

Pogba puts on the Juventus shirt and opens a controversy

first_imgPaul Pogba dressed again in the Juventus jersey. And the controversy is served. The French midfielder, who currently plays for Manchester United, uploaded a video on his Instagram in which he could be seen doing recovery exercises for his battered left knee, along with a coach. He did it dressed in the Juventus shirt, wearing the number ’14’ of his compatriot Matuidi, infected by COVID-19. A gesture that honors him but has created a lot of controversy among United fans since One of Pogba’s wishes is to leave the English club and one of the strongest-sounding destinations is his return to Juventus.. Pogba does not forget Juventus.last_img