UCA’s Sisemore, McNeese’s Settle Win Season’s First Softball Awards

first_imgSoftball Hitter of the Week – Oakley Sisemore, Central Arkansas – Jr. – Outfielder – Farmington, Ark. In a last-minute change of plans for the Bears’ (2-1) opening weekend, the team entered the ULM Tournament and defeated North Texas in walk-off fashion Thursday behind Sisemore’s seventh inning effort at the plate. UCA travels to Baton Rouge, La., this weekend to take on Oregon State, No. 7 LSU, Southern Utah and Louisiana Tech at the Purple and Gold Challenge. Honorable Mention: Morgan Catron, McNeese; Mahaila Gibson, Southeastern Louisiana; Brianna Barnhill, Abilene Christian; Margarita Corona, Stephen F. Austin. The redshirt freshman from Many, La., had no trouble settling in on opening weekend, earning three wins in the Cowgirl Classic in Lake Charles. Settle scooped the 4-3 nightcap win over Virginia on Thursday to complete the season-opening sweep for McNeese. She followed that up two wins over then-No. 20 Tulsa. In Friday’s 6-3 win over the Hurricane, Settle tossed a complete game, surrendering just three hits. She came in for relief on Sunday, pitching five innings and giving up just one unearned run. For the week, Settle gave up six hits, four runs (two earned) with seven strikeouts and for walks with a .073 ERA. In her first weekend in a Central Arkansas uniform, Sisemore led the team in batting average (.667), on-base percentage (.667) and extra base hits (2). She recorded a pair of hits in all three of the Bears’ games this weekend and was key in UCA’s seventh inning rally to take down North Texas, leading off the inning with a sharp single and using her speed to score from first on a throwing error. In Friday’s game against Grambling, the junior outfielder recorded two RBIs and a stolen base. 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.center_img Week 2 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Oakley Sisemore is the season’s first Hitter of the Week and McNeese’s Caroline Settle is the year’s first Pitcher of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Rio Sanchez, Central Arkansas; Hannah Null, Abilene Christian; Makayla Sikes, Stephen F. Austin. Settle helped the Cowgirls (4-0) stay undefeated through the first weekend as McNeese took two wins over Virginia on Thursday and two victories against then-No. 20 Tulsa on Friday and Saturday. McNeese moved to No. 23 in the Fastpitch News poll and No. 24 USA Today/NFCA polls with the perfect weekend. The Cowgirls will face Louisiana Tech at home Wednesday at 5 p.m. CT before heading out to Hattiesburg, Miss., for the Southern Miss Black and Gold Tournament this weekend to challenge No. 11 Baylor, Mississippi Valley State, No. 9 Alabama and the host institution. Softball Pitcher of the Week – Caroline Settle, McNeese – R-Fr. – Many, La. last_img read more

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Poch keeps lemons close to avoid bad vibes… but now Spurs are losing zest

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is going to have to shake up his lemons this week — on and off the pitch.Tottenham’s universal energy-loving boss famously keeps bowls of lemons around in a bid to get rid of bad vibes.2 Mauricio Pochettino watched his Tottenham side lose 1-0 at home to Newcastle on SundayCredit: Getty – ContributorBut for a club meant to be mounting a title tilt, there is a lot of bitterness about.Spurs lost 1-0 at home to Newcastle on Sunday, yet it came as little shock to many fans, who have seen them fall behind early in all of their three games this term.And it is rivals Arsenal up next.Spurs striker Harry Kane said: “We have to learn teams who come and get an early goal are going to defend and make it tough. We need to have the answers.“Obviously we’d like to go ahead and finish the game — but that isn’t always going to be the case so when it gets difficult we have to find more answers.“That’s all of us, the stuff we need to work on. That is what we have to try and do.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashThe 1-0 Toon defeat left Tottenham in seventh — already three points behind champions Manchester City and five off early leaders Liverpool.It all means Sunday’s north London derby at the Emirates takes on the kind of magnitude Spurs could do without at this stage of the season.Kane said: “Winning the first game 3-1 at home to Aston Villa was great and getting a 2-2 at Manchester City was not a bad result.“But at home to Newcastle is where we needed to step up if we want to be up there come the end of the season. Those games you have to win.“We have a few days before another big game and we have to address it, see what we can do better.“You never want to go into an international break having lost or drawn.“Of course, a north London derby is as big as it gets. If we win that it makes the first four games a bit brighter.Tottenham News HARRY 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“It won’t be easy but we have to make sure we are prepared for that one.”But Kane is still optimistic Tottenham can challenge City and Liverpool for the title.He said: “It is still going to take a lot of hard work.“As you’re seeing from City and Liverpool, there is no letting up from them.”2 Harry Kane and Co. struggled to a shock loss to Newcastle on SundayCredit: AP:Associated Presslast_img read more

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Bruno Fernandes claimed he agreed Spurs transfer but Sporting blocked move

first_imgSporting wanted around £60million for their star man, who also helped Portugal beat the Netherlands in the Nations League.Fernandes has started this season just as strong for the Portuguese giants, scoring one goal and adding four assists in just three games.He is still linked with a move to Manchester United while Real Madrid are also said to be keen. TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR agreed a deal with Bruno Fernandes – but Sporting Lisbon blocked the move.That’s according to the Portuguese star who was one of the most sought-after players in the world this summer.1 Bruno Fernandes has revealed he was close to moving to Spurs – before Sporting pulled the plugCredit: EPAFernandes, 24, was also wanted by Manchester United and drew comparisons to Frank Lampard after scoring 32 goals and adding 18 assists from midfield last season.Spurs were keen on securing a big-money move for the star but eventually turned to Giovanni Lo Celso, who they brought in on loan from Real Betis.Fernandes told GQ Portugal: “As you all know, Tottenham made a lot of proposals for me. Everything was right with me – or practically should be.”I never made any big demands, my manager was always dealing with the financials. It was and is my goal to play in England, Sporting you know that, everyone knows that, and there were conditions for things to be done.”But Sporting understood that the value was not enough and I have to respect the decision.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMOST 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD 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 clubI 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 himlast_img read more

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Barcelona wanted Lucas Moura as Neymar back-up but Spurs demanded £45m

first_imgBARCELONA were reportedly interested in signing Lucas Moura this summer… until Tottenham demanded £45million for any transfer.The Spanish giants saw the forward as a back-up option in case their pursuit of bringing Neymar back to the Nou Camp failed.3 Barcelona were reportedly put off signing Lucas Moura this summer because Spurs wanted £45m for the forwardCredit: Getty Images – GettyLucas enjoyed a fine end to last season, especially with his dramatic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final against Ajax.But according to Mundo Deportivo, Barca decided against going after him because they felt any potential deal would not be good business.Lucas, 27, was sold by Paris Saint-Germain in January 2018 for £25m, five months after the French club broke the world transfer record to sign Neymar from Barcelona.Neymar was linked with a move back to Spain throughout the summer transfer window this year.A return to Barcelona or joining rivals Real Madrid looked a strong possibility after the Brazilian superstar failed to return to pre-season training when he was expected to be back.There was even a suggestion he would be willing to stump up some of his own money to secure a move.But with no deal thrashed out before Monday’s European transfer deadline, Neymar is staying in Paris – at least until January.And Lucas is going nowhere, either.3Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaDespite Barca’s reported interest, the forward committed his long-term future to Tottenham by signing a new five-year contract, keeping him at the club until 2024.But while the Catalan side did not land Neymar or Lucas, they did spend £107.6m on Atletico Madrid star Antoine Griezmann.The Frenchman has two goals and an assist from his three games for Barcelona so far as he completes a stellar front three with Luis Suarez and Lionel Messi.3 Neymar is staying in Paris until January at least after failing to force through a move back to Spain this summerCredit: ReutersTottenham hero Lucas Moura brought to tears as he watches amazing Brazilian commentary of his Champions League winning goallast_img read more

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Tottenham star Dele Alli joins other stars by splashing out £250k on Rolls Royce

first_imgDELE ALLI is the latest star name to splash out on the ultimate luxury – a limited edition Rolls Royce.Tottenham star Alli has taken delivery of his stunning Wraith motor, which is billed as the most powerful and dynamic in the history of the legendary British manufacturers.3 Dele Alli has become the latest footballer to be lured by the luxury of a Rolls Royce3 Alli splashed out £250,000 on his Rolls Royce Wraith motorThe model has a starting price of £250,000 before any bespoke work is done on interiors and fittings at the Rolls factory near Goodwood in West Sussex.And Alli looks a picture as he glides smoothly into the Tottenham training ground in North London with his new set of wheels, complete with a 6.6litre V12 engine.The England star, who bought the motor a year ago, is just the latest big-name player to decide to get behind the wheel of a brand which was the ultimate status symbol in the 1970s.Back then, George Best was the proud buyer of the iconic Silver Shadow, and England World Cup-winning captain Bobby Moore cruised around in a Roller. 3 Paul Pogba loves cruising around in his Rolls Royce WraithCredit: ZenpixDele Alli shows off his progress while training after hamstring injury So too was Kevin Keegan, the European footballer of the year, while high-living former Manchester City manager Malcom Allison was another owner.There had been a period when the Rolls Royce fell out of favour with stars, who preferred big 4x4s or Aston Martins.Cristiano Ronaldo boasts a large collection including his prized top of the range Bugatti.But over the last year or so, more of the highest-profile players have decided the Roller is the way forward.At Manchester United, Paul Pogba loves nothing more than taking his personalised Wraith for a spin in and out of training.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 summerAnd until recently he was joined at the club’s Aon Training Centre HQ by Romelu Lukaku in his own version of the super car.At neighbours Manchester City, Nicolas Otamendi is another who has splashed out for his black motor with pristine white leather seats.And white is the order of the day for former Liverpool striker Daniel Sturridge in his Rolls.last_img read more

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Spurs plot move for Ben Foster with Mourinho wanting Lloris competition

first_imgTOTTENHAM are plotting a shock summer move for Watford goalkeeper Ben Foster with Jose Mourinho desperate for some competition for Hugo Lloris.The former England goalkeeper, 36, is out of contract at Watford in the summer and is already eligible to speak to foreign clubs about a free transfer in July.1 Mourinho is eyeing up a move for Foster as competition for LlorisBut Tottenham are hoping he will hold off sealing a deal in order to snatch him up as competition for the No1 spot.France star Lloris has suffered from a dip in form in the past 18 months or so – and has struggled with injuries this season.His howler against Brighton led to him dislocating his shoulder, forcing him to miss nearly four months of action.Now, having only returned to action in late January, Lloris has picked up a groin strain and missed the weekend’s clash with Wolves.With both form and injuries a concern, Mourinho is hoping to bring in more competition this summer.Paulo Gazzaniga filled in this season, but the Special One clearly doesn’t see him – or back-up stopper Michel Vorm – as genuine competition for Lloris’ jersey.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearThe Argentine stopper managed just two clean sheets in his 17 games filling in for the club captain.However, Foster may not join Tottenham easily having become accustomed to being a regular starter in the Premier League this season at Vicarage Road.Thanks in no small part to his solid form this term, Watford boss Nigel Pearson is expected to attempt to keep Foster at the club beyond the summer.Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho has hope that Harry Kane will soon return to traininglast_img read more

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The staff of Elche makes Christmas for the children admitted

first_imgThe children admitted to the two hospitals of Elche, the General University and the Vinalopó Salud, have received on Thursday the visit of a broad representation of Elche CF. Led by the president of the entity, Joaquín Buitrago, and by the coach, José Rojo ‘Pacheta’, the little ones enjoyed the presence of their soccer idols, of those who received gifts, gifts and best wishes to return soon to the Martínez Valero stadium. The players of the first team of Elche CF who have attended both centers have been Gonzalo Verdú, Juan Cruz, Josan, Nuke Mfulu and Óscar Gil. The Female Elche has been represented by the players Sara Roca, Mari Angeles and Curls. The subsidiary, the Ilicitano, for Jero Rocamora, Iván Cassano and Perujo. And the section of Irefrank Elche CF Sala by Kiwi and Kike. Everyone has been very close and affectionate towards children, to those who have invited to go to the Martínez Valero stadium in some meeting of the second round of the League championship.Those responsible for both centers have thanked the commitment and solidarity of soccer players, technician and president with hospitalized children, showing their gratitude and generosity on these important dates for the little ones, a few days after the arrival of their majesties the Kings of the East.last_img read more

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Manchester City runs out of winter vacations

first_imgThe City calendar includes the end of the Carabao Cup before him Aston Villa (1-M); the round of 16 of the FA Cup against the Sheffield Wednesday (4-M); visit to Old trafford in the Manchester derby (8-M) and match of the 30th day against the Burnley (14-M). Four games in fifteen days. While the team of Zinedine Zidane will have in that period of time to be measured at Barcelona (1-M); to the Betis (8-M) and at Eibar (14-M), on the day before the return of the eighth Champions. More rest a priori for Real Madrid before a game that is expected to be crucial.It’s not all bad news for Guardiola. The clashes against West Ham and Leicester can serve the Spanish coach as a test bench for the French central Aymeric Laporte Take a rhythm of competition with a view to being full against Real Madrid. Premier League* Data updated as of February 11, 2020 The calendar also does not favor the City for the returnNot only the citizen they will get more fatigued to meet the first leg of the round, but that For the return meeting scheduled on March 16, it will also have more load of matches. The Manchester City he had to enjoy his first winter break in the Premier between February 9 and 22 but the storm Sabine He played against him.Those of Pep Guardiola they had to play in their stadium against him West ham last February 9 game of the Premier but the storm that hit the British Isles caused the suspension of the match. Now the Federation English has set the meeting for the Wednesday, February 19 at 8:30 p.m. in the Etihad, only one week before the first leg of the round of 16 against the Real Madrid. The City, who was going to have almost two weeks of vacation, will be forced to shorten his days off and has seen how the calendar has been ‘loaded’ at the peak of the season. Since now you will have to dispute two Premier League matches in the same week in which the white team is measured at the Bernabéu: on February 19 before the West ham and on the 22nd, visit the Leicester. Real Madrid on the other hand only have two games ahead of LaLiga Santander before the return of Champions: Celta, on February 16 and visit the Levant, on 22.last_img read more

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Óscar: “More aggressive and more expulsion was Bale’s”

first_imgThe coach of Celta de Vigo, Oscar García Junyent, did not hide the importance of the triumph of his team against Leganés, in a match conditioned by the expulsion in the 22nd minute of midfielder Bradaric. “I didn’t think it was live because they both go to the ball dispute. The Leganés player is with his leg up. I thought Bale’s expulsion was the other day”, the celestial technician declared about the controversial move that left Celta with one less man. Oscar García did not want to assess the performance of Munuera Montero, the referee who was in the VAR room in the match that faced his team with Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu. “I do not talk about the referees when I lose, I will not do it when I win. Yes. I have been surprised that from the VAR they did not warn him that he would see our red and that of the rival. I already said it before. I thought Bale’s more aggressive and more expulsion the other day, and that one was not reviewed or looked at. And ours is not today and that of the rival is yes, “he criticized. The sky coach understands that the latest results are giving” the reason “to Celta that they were” on the right track “, even when they failed to win their matches. “The analysis must be done knowing that we were with 10, that Leganés is a team that costs a lot to score. Today I can not say anything bad about the team, they have given everything, they have made an incredible effort, we had talked about it in the rest that we were going to have some occasion and it was like that, “he said.last_img read more

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The leader is Messi

first_imgLeo Messi was able to reverse a complicated situation and end up leaving a week that pointed to catastrophic at all levels for Barcelona once the case of the company I3 Ventures was unveiled last Monday in the week of the reconquest of leadership.His role as mediator throughout the week, the four goals endorsed by Eibar and the defeat of Madrid in Orriols have led Barça back to the first place in the table and Leo to the front page of all the newspapers. “President” titled L’Esportiu with a photo of Messi, whom the Sport newspaper qualifies on its cover as “The only true leader”. The leading plabra also appears in Mundo Deportivo, where the blitz against Bartomeu also stands out. The generalist press also echoes the situation in Barcelona and carries the photo of Messi on the cover. The Newspaper Titles “Barça sweeps Eibar and arrives leader to the Classic” while La Vanguardia compares both situations with the headline “Ovation for Messsi, pitos for Bartomeu”.last_img read more

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