2018 Southland Outdoor Track & Field Championships Begin Friday

first_img– Children under 5 admitted free- All students of Southland Conference institutions admitted free with ID. Sam Houston State, Abilene Christian and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi are ranked eighth, ninth and 10th, respectively, to lead the Southland women in the regional rankings. For a full schedule of events, live results, and additional information, visit the 2018 Outdoor Championships Homepage. Sunday will see the last day of competition with field event finals from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and running finals from 12 p.m. to 3:35 p.m. All multis events and the 3,000m steeplechase take place at Trinity Stadium. All throws (discus, javelin, shot put and hammer throw) will be contested at the NEISD athletic fields. 2018 Outdoor Championships HomepageSAN ANTONIO, Texas – The 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships get underway Friday in San Antonio. UIW’s Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium, Trinity University Stadium and North East ISD Athletic Fields will play host to all 13 Southland programs from May 4-6. Child (6-12 yrs.):(All Session Pass) – $10(Single Day Pass) – $5 Competition begins Friday with men’s multis events starting at 9 a.m. CT and women’s multis at 9:30 a.m. Field event finals are slated to start at 10 a.m. with the men’s hammer and women’s hammer at 1:30 p.m. Men’s long jump finals are scheduled for 3 p.m., followed by women’s javelin (4:30 p.m.), men’s pole vault (5 p.m.) and women’s long jump (5:30 p.m.). Day one concludes with the women’s and men’s 10,000m at 7:30 p.m. and 8:10 p.m., respectively.center_img For athletes who achieve qualifying marks or have done so this season, preliminaries for the NCAA Outdoor Track & Field Championships will take place May 24-26 – in Tampa, Fla., for the East Region and Sacramento, Calif., for the West. The championship meet will again be held at University of Oregon’s Hayward Field in Eugene from June 6-9. Northwestern State men – last year’s fourth-place finisher – enter this weekend with the highest South Central Region ranking of all conference teams at No. 10. Abilene Christian followed at No. 11 while Sam Houston State, Stephen F. Austin and Southeastern Louisiana rank 12th through 14th. Demon junior Micah Larkins paces a standout group of NSU sprinters, ranking second in the nation with a 10.02 100m time this season. Sam Houston State’s Chris Jefferson ranks fourth (10.08). Southeastern’s Devin King continues his dominance in the pole vault, currently tied for first in the country with a mark of 19-00.25. Fellow Lion Rodney Ruffin is third in Division I with a 26-07.00 long jump. Live video streaming of the meet will be available through the Southland Conference Digital Network, covering events at Benson Stadium and Trinity Stadium. Broadcasts can be found via southland.org/live and Southland Conference apps, available on iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Admission PricesAdult: (All Session Pass) – $20(Single Day Pass) – $10 Sam Houston State aims to defend its men’s title while Stephen F. Austin enters as the reigning women’s champion. The Bearkats won their third men’s championship in 2017 while the Ladyjacks garnered their conference-best eighth. The two teams dominated the leaderboards on both sides, with SFA men finishing just 10 points behind Sam Houston and the Bearkat women just a point and a half off of Stephen F. Austin. The multis events will conclude Friday at 9 a.m. for men and 9:30 a.m. for women. Field event finals run from 3-5 p.m. while running trials are scheduled from 3-7:05 p.m. The women’s 3,000m steeplechase final is set for 8 p.m. followed by the women’s at 8:20 p.m.last_img read more

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Man Utd and Arsenal on red alert as Pochettino claims he wants quick return

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO has put Manchester United and Arsenal on red alert after claiming he is ready to return to management straight away.The Argentine was sacked by Tottenham after a poor start to the season – but is still held in high regard after the magnificent job he did over his first five years at White Hart Lane.2 Pochettino’s availability will have Man Utd and Arsenal on red alertAs well as Man United and Arsenal, Pochettino has also found himself linked with the likes of Bayern Munich and Real Madrid.And having made a trip back to Argentina after his sacking, Pochettino told Fox Sports Argentina: “There are a lot of clubs and attractive projects for me to take on.”But, for the time being, the most important thing is for me to clear my head after five-and-a-half incredible seasons with Tottenham.”My aim is to seek the ability to rebuild myself and get my self-motivation back.”It is my intention to return to manage in Europe. It is hard for me to imagine a project in Argentina. However for the sake of my family, I would not refuse to work over here.”But now I need to be calm for a few days and see what happens. I haven’t had a lot of time to digest what has happened with me.”My first decision was to come back to Argentina, return to my home and see family and friends. But I expect to return to Europe to make decisions on my future.2″My best decision was to come to Argentina to switch off for ten days.”At my age I don’t need a lot of time to recover. I am open to listen to projects put before me.”While Pochettino has emerged as a genuine candidate for the Arsenal job – it remains very unlikely to happen.If the 47-year-old were to take another job in the Premier League this season – he would have to pay Tottenham back the £12.5million compensation he was paid when sacked.As well as this, Pochettino would be unlikely to betray his principles to accept a job with Tottenham’s fiercest rivals.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL 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 permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 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 bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaManchester United are long-term admirers of the Argentine’s work, but for now Ole Gunnar Solskjaer remains in the Old Trafford hotseat.Bayern Munich, managerless since sacking Niko Kovac last month, are thought to be very keen on Pochettino – despite having beaten Poch’s Spurs 7-2 earlier this season.The much sought after manager yesterday visited Newell’s Old Boys in Argentina – where he is a club legend as a player. Interim Arsenal boss Freddie Ljungberg thanks fans for support but is disappointed they didn’t winlast_img read more

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Wales captain Jones set to miss summer Tests

first_imgWales face the Proteas in a one-off Test in the United States before coming up against the Pumas twice, but Jones looks set to be given a rest.”I don’t think he will go on tour in the summer,” Wales head coach Gatland said after his side’s Six Nations win over France.”It is about us managing him over the next 18 months.”We have got a plan in place for him over the next year or so in terms of the amount of games he plays for the Ospreys and for us.”He is very important for us and we need to keep him fresh.”Jones may not be the only member of the Wales team that toured New Zealand with the British and Irish Lions last year to stay at home.Gatland added: “We will look at those players who went on the Lions tour last year and whether we take them.”Also we will look at some of the older players who potentially have not had much of an off-season and give them a rest.”We will start thinking about it in the next six weeks about which players we expect to take.”A 14-13 win over Les Bleus in Cardiff sealed second place for Wales in the Six Nations table behind Grand Slam winners Ireland. Photo Getty Images. Caption: Wales captain Alun Wyn Joneslast_img read more

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Odegaard did not celebrate his goal

first_imgThe footballer still owned by Real Madrid took advantage of a rejection of Areola after a shot by Isak and turned his shot. His countenance was rigid, barely smiling, because of the link he has with the Madrid entity. Before the meeting, Emilio Butragueño, in the microphones of the television of the club, was happy of the projection that is having: “We are very happy with the progression of Odegaard. It has matured, but hopefully today …“Minutes later, he scored his bittersweet goal at the Bernabéu. Martin Odegaard fulfilled the law of the former in the Santiago Bernabéu. The Norwegian footballer scored the first goal of the game at 22 minutes after a shot from the front of the area where he found the Areola collaboration. Despite the importance of the goal for his team, the young promise did not just gesture and did not celebrate so much. Only his companions pounced on him to congratulate him, although he sketched a couple of smiles, but did not gesture excessively.Imanol Alguacil opted for Odegaard as headline, despite his past (and future) Madrid. So far, the Norwegian is being one of the men reference for the coach and could not miss the most momentous duel so far this season. Said and done, not only came out of the beginning, but was one of the great protagonists. He didn’t manage the play, but he was where he had to be. last_img read more

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The hypervitaminated city

first_imgMoney is not everything in the world of football, but if it comes in torrential amounts, it helps. It has happened to Manchester City. In 1999 he was punishing the Third English and now he is the king of spending on signings across Europe. Since Guardiola arrived in 2016, the entity has pulled a checkbook with € 776.3M in 28 transfers (compared to 249.7 in sales) to raise seven titles (two Premier, one FA Cup, two League Cups and one Community Shield). They did not come cheap, to 75 million euros the trophy … A City molded to the expensive tastes of Pep that was already covered in black gold in a process of living in the shadow of United to be new rich as he details, in his book ‘Richer than God’ (‘Richer than God’), the British journalist and fan citizen David Conn. From old Maine Road to spend € 230m in an ultramodern Academy for the quarry, under the pall of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan. The City had passed from the eccentric Thai politician Taksim Shinawatra, who signed Kompany but lost his presentation because he escaped by tax evasion, to those of the owner of one of the biggest fortunes of the planet, whose sap is oil . He went around the club like a sock. “When the Sheikh Mansour arrived, the organization of the City was almost amateur and the offices had no windows”Conn tells in his book.An overbooking of laterals …Thus, this hypervitaminated City and under the command of CEO Ferran Soriano has allowed himself the luxury of granting Guardiola seven sides. Alone between Cancelo, Mendy, Kyle Walker and Danilo has disbursed 205 million … A flow of signings baptized by Jürgen Klopp with his usual sneer: “It’s Fantasy Land; if they want a player, they buy it” Complaints that had the acid response of Pep himself. Therefore, the two-year UEFA sanction without playing in Europe for violating the Financial Fair Play is a torpedo more to the City’s sporting ambition to finally win the Champions League than to its economy, guaranteed from Abu Dhabi. Whatever happens.center_img The economic portrait of Manchester City, the rival of Real Madrid in the round of 16 of the Champions League.last_img read more

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Fran Sol scores again for Dinamo a year later

first_imgBefore the Kolos Kovalivka Fran Sol completed the 90 minutes, something that had not happened since February 21 last year, when he gave Dinamo Kiev the pass to the knockout stages of the Europa League with a goal against Olympiacos. Since then, the Spanish striker had only played seven games as a weighted starter for the shoulder injury that kept him away from the pitch until the end of last season. “In early March we will see if I have returned to my best version,” Fran Sol acknowledged in January. It could not be more precise: with March the goal came. The ‘Sun’ shines again in Kiev.After the match that reconciled him with the goal, Fran Sol acknowledged feeling “the strength I always had before.” “I am very satisfied with the work done. Now I am receiving the reward, “added the Spanish striker, whose motivation is” to score goals “:” For a striker is always important. “After being the Spanish team framed in Group 4 of League A of the League of Nations with Switzerland, Germany and Ukraine, Sol was questioned about whether he would like to play with Spain one day. “Of course, I know it is not easy, but it is a dream that I will try to approach,” the Spaniard replied. “When you get used to scoring goals it costs a lot to lose that feeling of putting the ball inside the goal. I’ve been doing more than one goal every two games for years, the average is very good, and not doing them is being very complicated for me. You enter a bump and you lose confidence. ” With these words Fran Sol analyzed in AS what it meant for him to lose the goal by habit. A few weeks later and in his first title of 2020 with Dinamo Kiev, the Madrid striker formed in the quarries of Real Madrid and Villarreal scored his first goal in official match of the last 12 months and recovered the smile.“Happy to dial again,” the Spanish wrote on social media after opening the can in the clash between Dinamo Kiev and Kolos Kovalivka. After seeing the matches against Vorskla and Dnipro-1 from the bench, Fran Sol returned to eleven and took advantage of it by completing a notable game: He did not get tired of tracing unchecks, he offered himself continuously as a ball out and fired four times between the three suits. However, only one of its impacts ended up kissing the net: Carlos de Pena shot at the post and the rejection fell to Fran Sol, who first made the 1-0, his first official goal since February 25, 2019.last_img read more

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They acquit a former Arandina player and reduce the sentence to the other two convicted

first_imgThe Civil and Criminal Chamber of the Superior Court of Justice of Castilla y León, regarding the appeals filed by the defenses of the three former soccer players in Arandina, convicted by the Provincial Court of Burgos for crimes of sexual assault, has agreed to acquit R.C.H. and has reduced the sentences to C.C.S (‘Lucho’) and V.V.R. (‘Viti’), who remain in four and three years in prison, respectively.The Chamber, which has seen the appeals of the three convicts, each of whom had been sentenced to 38 years in prison, has understood that the facts constitute a crime of sexual abuse, committed in the person of a minor, and has appreciated as mitigating factors the closeness of age and proximity in the degree of maturity with the victim.On the one hand, the Chamber has totally excluded R.C.H, who has already been acquitted by the Provincial Court of the events that occurred in his room, arguing the same reasons, although it also acquits him of what happened in the living room of the house.On the other, eThe Court has lowered the guilt of C.C.S. and V.V.R. and has sentenced them to four years in prison for the first and three years in prison for the second, as well as jointly and severally indemnifying the minor with the sum of 10,000 euros, sources from the TSJCyL Press Office informed Europa Press.The sentence indicates that the declaration of the minor -valued jointly with the rest of the evidence, witnesses, experts and documentaries (video, conversations and telephone messages) – It enjoys full credibility regarding the reality of the events that occurred in the living room of the apartment, but it lacks it regarding the way in which they occurred.Specific, the Chamber does not consider the existence of intimidation to be proven, when appreciating the contradictions that are revealed between his statement – in which he attributes what he did with the three convicts (masturbate and practice fellatio on all three) to the blockade caused by fear – and the behavior observed both in the previous moments -in which he exchanged messages of sexual content with one of them and agreed to accompany him to his house the next day-, as in the immediately following ones -in which he left the room, to voluntarily maintain a complete sexual relationship with one of them in a adjoining room (fact declared proven in the judgment of the Hearing that has not been contested) and after what happened boast before his friends.These contradictions, according to the resolution, show cracks in the credibility of the declaration which is also not corroborated by the peripheral elements to it, since neither the witness statements transmitting what the minor herself told them nor the crossed telephone messages at first, allow us to affirm that in the living room of the house she acted against her will when being gripped by fear, a version that she later transmitted to her parents and to the counselor who treated her in Madrid later.Consequently and in use of its faculties, the Court has modified the proven facts, removing the reference to bullying, and has classified them as a crime of sexual abuse to a child under 16 years of age, whose consent has no legal significance since the reform of the Penal Code of 2015, which raised the age of consent from 13 to 16 years. Regarding the criminal responsibility of the appellants, the judgment considers that it should not be appreciated that they did not know the age of the minor, nor did they ignore that sexual acts with a minor under 16 years of age are punishable by law.What the Chamber does value is the closeness of age and the proximity in the degree of maturity with the least, accredited by means of psychological expert evidence, to acquit RCH – who had already been acquitted of the sexual relationship maintained in his room with the girl immediately after the events, prosecuted for understanding that they were both close in age and of a similar degree of maturity- – as well as to mitigate the responsibility of CCS and V.V.R. when evaluating the relative proximity of their ages with that of the victim and their lack of maturity.Updating penaltiesSo that, The Court has sentenced C.C.S. to four years in prison. and three years to V.V.R, with the accessories of special disqualification for the right to vote; prohibition on communicating by any means or computer or telematic instrument, written, verbal or visual contact with the minor; prohibition to approach her, her home, school and any other that is frequented by the victim at a distance of less than a thousand meters and for a period of eight years; probation for a period of five years; and special disqualification for any profession or trade, whether or not paid, that involves regular and direct contact with minors for a period of more than three years than the duration of the sentences of deprivation of liberty imposed respectively.In addition, the Chamber has ordered them to jointly and severally pay civil liability, set at 10,000 euros, and the proportional part of the costs, including those of the private prosecution.The former players, “excited” with the “overturn” of the caseTwo of the three former players of Arandina, Raúl Calvo and Víctor Rodríguez, Viti, have been “excited” by the ruling of the TSJCyL that acquits the former and reduces the sentence of 38 years in prison to Viti and Carlos Cuadrado, Lucho, to three and four years, respectively.Rafael Uriarte, lawyer for Calvo and Viti, explained to the EFE Agency that his clients are “excited” with the judgment of the High Court, which is “much fairer” since the evidence provided by all parties has been valued.The attorney has acknowledged that are “more satisfied with this sentence”, assuring that it is noted that it is made “by a professional of the Law” while in that of the Provincial Court of Burgos the influence of social pressure was noted.Uriarte has highlighted that the evidence provided by both parties has been taken into account, assessing the expertise of mobile phones or the maturity tests of footballers.However, he regretted that the witness testimony of the only eyewitness to the events, a fourth footballer who was in the home when the events happened, was hardly affected.The lawyer has not wanted to rule yet on whether to appeal this new sentence before the Supreme Court, postponing this decision until the new sentence is studied in depth.In this sense, in addition, he has indicated that the terms, due to the special circumstances that are caused by the isolation by COVID-19, are not so rigid, so they will have more time to think about it.last_img read more

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Sports Briefs

first_imgBravo puts Dolphins in final DURBAN, South Africa (CMC): West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo produced a superb penultimate over under pressure to help propel Dolphins to a tense five-run victory over Cape Cobras and into the final of the Ram Slam T20 Challenge here on Wednesday. Chasing 179 for victory, Cape Cobras found themselves on the brink of victory at Kingsmead, requiring 13 runs from the last 12 balls of the semi-final contest. However, medium pacer Bravo came up big when it mattered most, conceding just four runs, while grabbing the wicket of Robin Peterson for three, caught at mid-on off a low full toss. He finished with one for 27 from his four overs. Emrit stars in Bangladesh MIRPUR, Bangladesh (CMC): Trinidad and Tobago’s Rayad Emrit struck a brilliant unbeaten half-century to follow up an incisive spell as he helped Barisal Bulls to an important morale-boosting two-wicket victory over Dhaka Dynamites in the final game of the Bangladesh Premier League preliminary round yesterday. In pursuit of 137 for victory at Shere Bangla National Stadium, Bulls got home with two balls to spare, thanks to Emrit’s splendid 54 not out off 28 deliveries with six fours and two sixes. While the game was of academic interest only because both teams had already qualified for the play-offs, the result was important from the perspective of confidence, with both teams clashing again tomorrow in the opening game of the next round.last_img read more

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Oscar scores hat trick as Chelsea, Everton win

first_imgLONDON (AP):Oscar scored a first-half hat-trick as Chelsea cruised to a 5-1 victory at second-tier MK Dons to reach the fifth round of the FA Cup yesterday.Oscar tapped into an empty net in the 15th minute after a defensive blunder, but the Dons soon levelled when Darren Potter beat Thibaut Courtois with a heavily deflected shot from the edge of the area.Costa and Eden Hazard squandered easy chances before Oscar drilled home Chelsea’s second in the 32nd minute and then smashed in a superb third just before the break after a 25-yard (meter) run that started over on the left touchline.Hazard converted a penalty after the break and Bertrand Traore added the fifth as Guus Hiddink’s side made sure there was no risk of a cup upset.”If you play the big, big games like Arsenal, Man U, Man City, etc, the concentration is always high, automatically,” Hiddink said. “But these games, you have to be well prepared mentally, and I think we did well in the first half – although we were not finishing it off in the first 20 minutes.”Hiddink, who has engineered a solid recovery by the Premier League champions since replacing JosÈ Mourinho in December, paid tribute to match-winner Oscar.HAPPY PLAYERS”He’s playing with a smile on his face, and that’s what I like very much with the players – when they know their obligation – and also defensively, these guys know their job to do, and they do it … . It’s good to see.”Chelsea’s next opponent in the competition will not be such a pushover as the Dons, after Hiddink’s side was drawn against Premier League title favourites Manchester City in the last 16.Everton also advanced yesterday, beating fourth-tier Carlisle 3-0 in a match where fans were given a warning that racism would not be tolerated at the stadium, following a report of abusive language.The alleged incident happened after Everton opened the scoring in the second minute through Ivory Coast striker Arouna Kone, who is black.A public-address system message warned fans that racist abuse would not be tolerated, and local police issued the same message on Twitter, asking anyone with information to report it.”I thought it was dealt with in a very good manner,” Everton manager Roberto Martinez told broadcaster BT Sport.Aaron Lennon, who lined up Kone’s tap-in at the far post, made it 2-0 in the 14th with another close-range strike.Ross Barkley put the result beyond doubt in the 65th with an impressive curling shot from the edge of the area that took a slight deflection.Everton are away to Bourne-mouth in the fifth round.last_img read more

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MoBay United’s Owayne Gordon to miss RSPL final

first_imgOwayne Gordon performed the Moses act of leading his team to the promised land of the Red Stripe Premier League (RSPL) final but, like the biblical character, he will not set foot in it this year, at least. Gordon, the 24-year-old attacker and a shoo-in for this season’s golden boot after a haul of 20 goals, including one in the first-leg semi-final, left the island yesterday morning to take up a contract with United States Soccer League team INDY11. The former Anchovy High School player, who had a stint with Arnett Gardens in the RSPL, was Montego Bay United’s most consistent player this season. While not scoring in Sunday night’s 2-2 second leg semi-final draw, he played a major part over the two legs and scored the first to give them a 2-1 win in Montego Bay. This is despite knowing that he would not be around to physically lift the cup if they should win. “I told my team from minute one of the semi-final that I am going to be the one who puts you guys in the final, so I want when I get there, I hear good things,” Gordon said of his mindset going into his final two games of the season for Montego Bay United. Despite his psychological preparation, Gordon confessed that it was still hard not being part of the big occasion. “It is bittersweet. I am definitely sad about it because after playing so well throughout the tournament, not playing a part in the final is a bit hard. It really means a lot, but I will not be here in physical presence, but my spirit will be here. “On the other hand, it is a big plus for me and my team, as I am moving on to a bigger stage. It is good for my team, too, as it shows the work that we are putting in that someone recognises that and has given me the chance to play in a different environment. Honestly, I am very pleased about that,” explained Gordon, who said he made a pledge last season to climb to the top. Having had his first professional break outside the country, the St James resident said his approach will be the same. “This opportunity is a big thing for me because it is my first signing to a club outside of Jamaica. My plan is to go there and do as well as I have done here in our Premier League, go there and score some goals. “I went to Vietnam once and it was OK. I did not play for the club. I just went on a trial, but didn’t get a contract. I have a contract now to show what I am really made of, so I will go out there and do my best,” he promised.last_img read more

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