Lamar to Face UCLA in First Round of NCAA Tournament

first_imgLU (16-6, 10-1 SLC) is riding a 12-match win streak after three victories at last week’s conference championship, outscoring opponents 14-4. Redshirt junior forward Esther Okoronkwo, the league’s Newcomer of the Year, was named the tournament MVP after netting six goals and assisting on another to lead the way with a record-setting 13 points. This marks Lamar’s second NCAA Tournament appearance, while the Bruins are set to appear in their 23rd tournament. The Cardinals look to follow up on a hard-fought 1-0 loss to Texas A&M in their tournament debut in 2017. For the second time in the last three years, Lamar claimed both the regular-season and tournament titles, rewriting the record book left and right along the way. Just in the Southland tournament, Lamar matched or broke eight league records: single-game goals (six); total team goals (14); total team points (38); individual single-game goals (4, Esther Okoronkwo); individual single-game points (8, Esther Okoronkwo); individual total points (13); individual single-game assists (2, Lucy Ashworth) and individual total assists (4, Lucy Ashworth). The Cardinals set or tied seven conference records: team goals (69); team points (196); team assists (58); individual single-season goals (25, Esther Okoronkwo), individual game-winning goals (8, Esther Okoronkwo); individual single-season points (60, Esther Okoronkwo) and individual single-season assists (17). She was joined on the all-tournament squad by teammates Lucy Ashworth, Madison Ledet and Macie McFarland. Ashworth tallied a tournament-record four assists and scored three of her own.  Ledet registered a pair of assists and McFarland played all but seven minutes on the back line for the Cardinals. The winner of Friday’s match will advance to the round of 32 and face the winner of Clemson and Vanderbilt at a site to be determined. #SouthlandStrong NCAA Tournament First Round NotesFRISCO, Texas – Flying high after a run through the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament, the Lamar Cardinals are matched up with No. 2 seed UCLA in the first round of the NCAA Division I Women’s Soccer Championship at 8 p.m. CT Friday in Los Angeles. The Bruins (14-4-1, 8-3 Pac-12) finished as the runner-up in the Pac-12 standings, second only to the nation’s top team, Stanford. UCLA posted an 8-4-1 record against tournament teams, including wins over the other three seeded teams in the Bruins’ and Cardinals’ quadrant. In addition to Newcomer of the Year, the Cardinals accounted for the Southland’s Player of the Year (Ashworth) and Coach of the Year (Steve Holeman), along with a league-high eight all-conference selections. Ashworth, Okoronkwo, Anna Loftus and Juana Plata were all first-team honorees.last_img read more


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES MARIO GUTIERREZ, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “He showed us what he can do today.  We know he’s a good horse, but it’s great to have him prove it again today.  He showed a lot of heart and hopefully he can keep running like this.”TRAINER QUOTESDOUG O’NEILL, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “He got back to what he does best today and it was great to see.  I’m really happy with both of my horses, they ran big.  We tried two turns with (Fore Left) last time and this is much more what he’s comfortable with…Really happy.”PAUL REDDAM, FORE LEFT, WINNER: “I think the fact that Mario drifted off the rail enough to put the other horse (Strongconstitution) up in the inside was smart. Being a young horse it’s a little harder to pass that way, I thought we had him.“He fit into the conditions, this has been a funny horse because early on it looked like he would be a nice horse then he had a couple horrible efforts, I think we have figured him out which is just go.“Fore Left is named after a good friend of ours who lives in the Bahamas. It’s after the way he hits the golf ball, meaning it’s going way left.”               NOTES: The winning owners are Reddam Racing, LLC.last_img read more

Sessegnon proves silent but deadly as Spurs kid lets football do talking

first_imgTHEY say the quiet ones are often the most dangerous.Ryan Sessegnon revealed on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho ordered him to be more vocal.4 Ryan Sessegnon revealed on Tuesday that Jose Mourinho ordered him to be more vocalCredit: Rex FeaturesYoung Ry is too shy, apparently, and the Special One said he wanted to hear more from him.Well, the best of Europe has heard of him now.Sessegnon, 19, let his football do the talking as he crowned his first Tottenham start with a goal.It capped a fine full debut by the England Under-21 star, who had been hampered by a hamstring injury since his £25million summer switch from Fulham.It had restricted him to just 64 minutes of first-team football this season before his appearance at the Allianz Arena.You could have forgiven the teen had he been somewhat off the pace.But there was no sign of ring-rustiness as he put on a display to be proud of, despite the result.It was not perfect. He showed he still has a lot of work to do on the defensive side of his game, which almost cost Spurs a goal when Benjamin Pavard got in behind him and had a volley well saved by Paulo Gazzaniga.4But his bow was far better than many would have anticipated after so long on the sidelines — and in a Spurs side with six changes.Deployed on the left of the attacking midfield three, the new-boy had Tottenham’s first chance when Christian Eriksen’s pass sent him down the left in the fourth minute.Sessegnon, as he did on so many occasions, left the Bayern defenders trailing in his wake.This time, however, the teen fired a powerful shot straight into the arms of Manuel Neuer.He was soon sprinting off down the left again and his cross just eluded Lucas Moura in the box.Then in the 20th minute came the moment he will remember for ever after the ball was deflected into his path.Sessegnon took a touch and composed himself before lashing a left-footed shot past Neuer, rated one of the best keepers in the world.Tottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next matchMost read in football THROUGH 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT 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 him The scorer’s name echoed around the Allianz for the next few minutes as the 2,000 or so Spurs fans inside paid homage to their new hero.It is so refreshing to hear about a teenager — especially a rich, talented one — who is not loud, arrogant and full of himself.In terms of Sessegnon, silence is well and truly golden.4 Sessegnon let his football do the talking as he crowned his first Tottenham start with a goalCredit: Getty – Contributor4 It capped a fine full debut by the England Under-21 starCredit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

Tottenham ‘look into ways to terminate midfielder Victor Wanyama’s contract’

first_imgTOTTENHAM are reportedly looking into ways they can move out Victor Wanyama – after growing furious at his high wage demands.Boss Jose Mourinho had hoped to offload the midfielder last month but potential new clubs were put off by his salary expectations.1 Spurs are said to be looking into ways they can terminate Victor Wanyama’s contractCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd it is now claimed by France Football reporter Nabil Djellit that Spurs could instead cut ties with the Kenyan entirely by terminating his contract completely.Wanyama, who was signed by ex-manager Mauricio Pochettino for £11.5million in 2016, has been restricted to just four appearances this campaign, playing a total of 122 minutes.But he is not in the plans of manager Mourinho, who has plenty of central midfield options with the likes of Harry Winks, Giovani Lo Celso, Moussa Sissoko, Tanguy Ndombele, Eric Dier and potential £50m recruit Gedson Fernandes.French club Ameins and Spanish outfit Leganes were interested in a deal for the ex-Celtic player but could not match his wages, it has been claimed.If Spurs reach an agreement with the African to pay off part of the rest of his deal, he would be free to join another club immediately.Wanyama, linked with Celtic yesterday, has not started a single Premier League game this term.He made 47 appearances in his first season at Tottenham but only 24 the following term as his popularity under Poch dwindled.Tottenham have reportedly tried to sell him on in the last two summers but to no avail.Latest Tottenham news’IT’S AMAZING’My eggs have helped 3 women become mums — I’d love to meet the kids one day’HIPPY AT HEART’Breakfast radio host Lisa Snowdon reveals what gets HER up in the morningCompetitionA CHILLING THRILLERWin a copy of The House Guest in this week’s Fabulous book competitionBARE TRUTHFrom cellulite to surgery, women reveal how they really feel about their looks1D TURNS 10How fame changed One Direction and why Zayn Malik may NEVER returnHis contract is due to end in June 2021.France football journalist Djellit said: “Tottenham could ultimately terminate Victor Wanyama’s contract.”The Kenyan of 28 years could then freely engage in Amiens or elsewhere … The saga continues.” Jose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conferencelast_img read more

Pochettino’s former Saints academy star Omar Rowe set for Championship return

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO’S former Southampton academy product Omar Rowe is set to make a return to English football in the Championship.The winger made his Saints first team debut as an 18-year-old under Pochettino during a League Cup second round thrashing of Barnsley in 2013.1 Mauricio Pochettino gave Omar Rowe his debut at SouthamptonCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdHe was brought through the academy alongside the likes of Luke Shaw, James Ward-Prowse and Calum Chambers.Rowe was tipped for big things under the Argentine coach, and made another appearance in the cup third round, as well as scoring 10 goals in 29 U23 games.But he gradually dropped down the divisions in the UK before a three-year spell in Cyprus.Now back in England with seventh-tier Hayes and Yeading United, the 25-year-old has caught the eye once more with 14 assists and 13 goals in 21 games.MOST POPULAR FOOTBALL STORIESTHROUGH 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 & kidsSunSport understands Championship outfits Bristol City and Barnsley – the club he made his senior debut against – are interested in giving Rowe another chance in England’s second tier.And with a transfer value of just £15k, he could prove to be a shrewd bit of business.Portsmouth, Bolton, Peterborough and Tranmere are also keeping tabs on the player. View this post on Instagram No Matter How You Feel Get Up, Dress up, Show Up And Never Give Up 👌🏾 A post shared by Omar Rowe (@omarrowe37) on Nov 18, 2018 at 5:15am PSTRowe’s younger brother Aaron is at Huddersfield, signing his first professional contract with the club in March 2019 on a three-year deal.He spent time on loan at Boston United and Bromley this season before returning to the Terriers last month.Poch spent almost two seasons with the Saints before moving to Tottenham, where he led them to the Champions League final last season.The 48-year-old is on the look-out for another job after leaving Spurs earlier this campaign.Jamie O’Hara says that Mauricio Pochettino could make a quick return management with Tottenhamlast_img read more

Dele Alli’s stunning girlfriend Ruby Mae describes ‘horror’ robbery at £2m home

first_img6 Dele Alli was spotted as he arrived to the training groundCredit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun6 Dele Alli was punched in the mouth during the horrifying ordealCredit: Paul Edwards – The Sun LATEST SPORT NEWSCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossExclusiveCome on Ty-sonAJ rules out Tyson bout… as he fears fans would BOO if he beat Iron Mike”But he said to me obviously the most important thing was he was ok, his family, no-one was hurt or anything like that.”It is understood that the masked intruders evaded Alli’s security guard who stays on the premises at all times.Three watches worth at least £350,000 were taken during the raid – but the footballer’s pals plan to make them impossible to sell.6 Ruby Mae thanked her fans for their support after the robberyCredit: Social Media – Refer to Source View this post on Instagram Sunday attire 🙃@kimshuistudio A post shared by Ruby 🤍 (@rube_mae) on Apr 26, 2020 at 6:44am PDTHarry Kane says he’s contacted and sent his best wishes to Dele Alli who is ‘shocked and angry’ after the Tottenham star’s robbery DELE ALLI’S girlfriend has thanked fans for their supporter as she described the robbery as a “horror of an experience”.Ruby Mae was with the Tottenham star when he was battered by knife-wielding thugs who forced their way into his £2million home.6 Dele Alli was attacked by the robbers who entered his home at 12.30am on WednesdayCredit: Doug Seeburg – The Sun6 Ruby Mae was at home with Dele Alli when the house was invadedCredit: Social Media – Refer to SourceAlli was punched in the face after the group of masked bandits called for them to hand over their valuables.A police investigation is now underway after the violent thugs escaped with expensive watches and jewellery.Stunning model Ruby Mae has confirmed they are all safe as she spoke to her 93,500 followers on Instagram.She wrote: “Thank you to everyone for reaching out, a horror of an experience but we are all safe.”Just days after the horrifying attack, Alli has returning to training with Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham side.He was pictured as he cruised to the club’s Enfield base in his flash blacked-out Rolls Royce.Harry Kane has revealed Alli is “shocked and angry” after speaking to his team-mate about his “horrible” robbery scare.Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the Spurs skipper said: “So I text him after it happened and he seemed OK.”Obviously when anything like that happens I guess you’d be in a little bit of shock and I think he was a little bit angry.6last_img read more

PNG take on Fiji in sell out match in Men’s basketball

first_imgFiji is looking to be favorites after finishing 4th at the last Pacific Games and defeating gold medal holders New Caledonia yesterday.However with the home crowd behind them and a win against American Samoa yesterday, we could expect some surprises from PNG.In previous matches today,  Solomon Islands defeated Kiribati 81-22 and Tahiti beat Samoa 31-39.last_img

Games will be trouble-free: security chief

first_img“I know we are just three days into the 2015 Games but the genuine support, commitment and cooperation of our people have been incredible,” acting Deputy Commissioner Andrews said.He thanked all members of the organizing committee for their support and cooperation and the government for its support in funding.”I want to thank commander of the security operations for the 2015 Games Chief Superintendent David Manning and committee members for their support and tireless efforts,” he sfaid.. Mr Andrews said planning began in early 2013.”Despite many challenges, we have managed to peacefully welcome the opening of the games and are now going into the first three days of the games.“It’s our responsibility as police officers to provide security for the games so that participants and supporters from other sister countries can fully enjoy the true spirit of the 2015 Pacific Games without encountering any problems.“I also want to extend my appreciation to the venue commanders and members of the Royal PNG Constabulary the PNG Defence Force, Correctional Service and other state agencies for their dedication and commitment to come together to achieve this early positive result.“I am confident of positive outcomes in as far as security and safety for our visitors is concerned,” Andrews, who is chairman of the Games police security operations, said.last_img read more

PNG climbs 20 places in World Soccer Ranking

first_imgRanked 188th  in the world since 2012 and slightly dropped to the worst in 2015 to 203rd  placing, this year the OFC Nations Cup’s performance had given PNG the boost to climb 20 places up to settle at 164th spot in the ranking.PNG was notified as one of the best movers in the ranking and the top in the Oceania after OFC champions New Zealand and second placed New Caledonia.The climb has left PNG above Oceania football colleagues Cook Islands and American Samoa while Solomon Islands, Fiji and Tonga were the worst movers in the ranking.last_img read more

Monfils, Thiem, Rublev, Wawrinka and Medvedev, to eighths

first_imgGael Monfils, Dominic Thiem, Andrey Rublev, Stan Wawrinka and Daniil Medvedev certified for the spherical of 16 of the Australian Open and will accompany Rafa Nadal, Alexander Zverev and the winner of Kyrgios-Khachanov within the fourth spherical of the event.Monfils, tenth favourite, was the early riser and beat Ernst Gulbis 7-6 (2). 6-4 and 6-Three in 2h: 27. The Frenchman, who had already gained the Latvian twice, he obtained for the fourth time within the spherical of 16 with a strong efficiency, with few errors (22) and with 5 breaks towards an opponent who broke his serve twice. Monfils will see them on Monday with Dominic Thiem (fifth), who overcame with sure troubles Taylor Fritz (6-2, 6-4, 6-7 (5) and 6-Four in 2h: 50. The Austrian saved six break factors and performed aggressively to counteract the self-confidence of the 22-year-old American. Thiem matched his greatest outcome within the aussie championship. Andrey Rublev (17th), the tennis participant in higher kind to this point in 2020, the 12 months during which he has already gained two titles and carries an 11-Zero mark, he went again in his match towards David Goffin (11th), which he beat 2-6, 7-6 (3), 6-4 and 7-6 (4) in simply three hours of onerous mourning. Rublev, who had by no means come to this point in Australia, will meet Alexander Zverev.Stan Wawrinka (15th) was lucky in his match towards Josn Isner, as a result of the American was injured and stopped taking part in within the second set when he misplaced 6-4 and 4-1. The Swiss didn’t attain eighth in Melbourne since 2017, when he performed the semi-finals. Monday can be measured with Daniil Medvedev, who went easily after beating Australian Alexei Popyrin 6-4, 6-3 and 6-2 in 1h: 47. The Russian made a sensible match and minimized the failures (19).Outcomes of the boys’s workforce of the Australian Open.last_img read more