Lamar Sweeps Weekly Soccer Weekly Honors

first_imgSouthland 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 25 percent of ballots. The Cardinals are coming off a week when they played Southeastern Louisiana to a scoreless draw before claiming a 2-0 road win over Nicholls. Lamar will travel to San Antonio for a Friday match at Incarnate Word followed by a Sunday game at Abilene Christian. Offensive Player of the Week: Kelso Peskin, Lamar – Sr. – F – Cape Town, South Africa Peskin was the offensive catalyst in Lamar’s 2-0 win over Nicholls on Friday, scoring a goal and providing an assist. The South African had three shots, including one on goal, against Southeastern in Sunday’s tie. Goalkeeper of the Week: Sandra Nygard, Lamar – Fr. – Sola, NorwayNygard recorded two clean sheets in net last week. The freshman faced 40 shots, including 13 on-goal, without allowing a goal in 200 minutes in the net.  Honorable Mention: Kyleigh Hall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Lauren Mercuri, Central Arkansas; Nadine Maher, Southeastern Louisiana; Christina Hendershot, Sam Houston State  Honorable Mention: Kristen Ricks, Central Arkansas; Tilly-Halas Potts, Southeastern Louisiana  FRISCO, Texas – Lamar student-athletes are the winners of all three Southland Conference Women’s Soccer Player of the Week awards, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Defensive Player of the Week: Sophia Manibo, Lamar – Sr. – Defender – Beaumont, TexasManibo anchored a stout Cardinals’ defense and backline that prevented two opponents from scoring in 200 minutes of action. The defense faced 40 shots, only 13 of which were on-goal.  Peskin, a forward, leads the team in points scored with 14. She saved all 13 of those shots on-goal for two shutouts. Honorable Mention: Savannah Tidd, Central Arkansas; Lindsey Bienski, Sam Houston Statelast_img

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PSG want to land Spurs star Eriksen in £90m transfer with Neymar set to leave

first_imgPARIS SAINT-GERMAIN are targeting £90million Christian Eriksen as a major signing if Neymar does leave in the next three days.The moneybags French club are interested in bringing the wantaway Dane in from Tottenham if they manage to sell the Brazilian back to Barcelona, according to La Parisien.5 Christian Eriksen is a transfer target for Paris Saint-Germain, according to reports in FranceCredit: Rex Features5 PSG sporting director Leonardo is reportedly interested in signing Christian Eriksen at the second attemptCredit: AFP or licensorsEriksen revealed soon after Spurs lost the Champions League final that he is open to new challenges.But he has remained at the North London club, coming on as a substitute in their games against Aston Villa and Newcastle, while he played the whole 90 minutes in the 2-2 draw at Manchester City.At 27, Eriksen is at the age where he can command the biggest contract of his career, but given the English transfer window is now shut, he would be unlikely to leave Tottenham Stadium.Spurs signed the playmaker for just £11.5million in 2013 and he has gone on to play 277 games for the club, winning the player of the year gong twice.The French publication also report that PSG sporting director Leonardo is looking to bring in Paulo Dybala, should Neymar head out of the exit door.5MOST 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’PSG tried to sign Eriksen six years ago when he went to White Hart Lane and Leonardo left the French capital shortly after.Barcelona have reportedly offered Ousmane Dembele on loan, Ivan Rakitic and over £150million for Neymar, but the offer was declined.Thomas Tuchel currently has a headache in attack with Kylian Mbappe and Edinson Cavani injured. 55 Paulo Dybala is also a transfer target for Paris Saint-GermainCredit: AFP or licensorsBarcelona ‘agree sensational Neymar transfer’ as the star takes part in what could be his final PSG traininglast_img

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Final Prem table decided by MATHS could be fairest way to decide

first_img4A FINAL Premier League table determined by MATHS could be the fairest way to decide how the season ends.The Times have published completed standings for the English top-flight that predicts how many points each club are likely to end up with after every game is played.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations4 Leicester qualify for Europe once again but Aston Villa are sent back to the ChampionshipCredit: Reuters4The sophisticated maths model takes into account the difficulty of matches left.The model, which was inspired by the Elo calculation method, is now used by Fifa to rank men’s and women’s national teams.The prediction is based on the average number of points that the teams would have earned in the remaining nine or ten fixtures, factoring in home advantage as well as the strength of remaining opponents.The completed model actually shows no changes in the position of the Premier League table now, despite some teams having games in hand.AND THE WINNER IS…As expected, Liverpool are crowned champions and as well as taking the title from Manchester City, they will also smash their record for most points amassed in a Premier League season.Pep Guardiola’s side finish runners-up, with Leicester City and Chelsea completing the top-four spots for Champions League qualification.Yet should City’s Euro ban hold-up then it’s good news for rivals Manchester United, who ultimately place fifth with a projected 60 points.At the bottom of the table, Norwich pick up just seven more points from their remaining nine fixtures and finish rock-bottom of the league.But West Ham’s easier run-in helps them beat the drop and send Watford and Bournemouth down to the Championship with a better goal difference.4Most 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 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 CelticYet SunSport previously revealed that worried Premier League club chiefs radical plan to save the season is to play all of the remaining 92 games BEHIND CLOSED DOORS with every game in neutral venues at a separate time,  live on TV.Euro 2020 was postponed for 12 months on Tuesday due to the coronavirus in a desperate bid to allow nations to complete their domestic leagues.But Prem clubs fear England could be the one country unable to fulfil their fixtures.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Chelsea show class as Roman Abramovich vows to give NHS staff FREE accommodation at Millennium Hotel in coronavirus battlelast_img

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Titans stun Storm

first_imgHayne’s NSW State of Origin chances are in some doubt, the Titans’ centre breaking down with a knee injury in the 67th minute on Saturday night with the game in the balance.When he was helped off the field, there were fears Hayne had re-aggravated a left-ankle injury that had sidelined him earlier this year for six weeks.But a relieved Hayne emerged from the sheds after fulltime to celebrate centre Konrad Hurrell’s 78th-minute match-winning try after being diagnosed with just nerve damage in the knee.Gold Coast’s winning chances appeared shot when Hayne left the field as the Storm scored three tries in six minutes to lead 36-28 with 10 minutes left.The Titans were reduced to a one-man bench for the final 10 minutes with lock Ryan Simpkins (knee) – in his 50th NRL game – and winger Dan Sarginson (forearm) also sidelined.But Gold Coast weren’t to be denied, capping a stunning comeback when standout winger Anthony Don batted back Kane Elgey’s kick for Hurrell to score at the death.It was Gold Coast’s third-straight win and marked Melbourne’s first loss since 2009 at Suncorp Stadium.Melbourne’s 36 points was also the equal highest score for a losing side in NRL history.last_img

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Cheika names veteran lock in Bledisloe 15

first_imgRookie Rodda was ruled out of the rest of the season this week to undergo shoulder surgery, and the 77-test veteran Simmons will partner Adam Coleman in the second row.Hooker and former captain Stephen Moore has been named on the bench and is sure to farewell home fans at Lang Park as he winds down his valedictory season.Prop Tetera Faulkner has been replaced by Tom Robertson in the reserves, with blindside flanker Ned Hanigan also coming back into the matchday 23 on the bench.Utility back Karmichael Hunt and back-rower Adam Korczyk, who were called into the training squad this week, have not made selection.The Wallabies, who already trail 2-0, are playing to prevent a series whitewash.Team:15-Israel Folau, 14-Marika Koroibete, 13-Tevita Kuridrani, 12-Kurtley Beale, 11-Reece Hodge, 10-Bernard Foley, 9-Will Genia, 8-Sean McMahon, 7-Michael Hooper (captain), 6-Jack Dempsey, 5-Adam Coleman, 4-Rob Simmons, 3-Sekope Kepu, 2-Tatafu Polota-Nau, 1-Scott SioReplacements: 16-Stephen Moore, 17-Tom Robertson, 18-Allan Alaalatoa, 19-Lukhan Tui, 20-Ned Hanigan, 21-Nick Phipps, 22-Samu Kerevi, 23-Henry Speightlast_img

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​Hekari United continuous winning streak

first_imgThey defeated newcomers Erema Gulf FC 3-0 in round three of the southern conference competition at Port Moresby’s Bisini Soccer grounds today.Hekari wasted no time scoring the first goal just two minutes into the game through youngster Papalau Awele who was recruited from PNG’s development team Besta United FC.Erema had a strong backline with national representative Cyril Muta who stopped few attempts from top striker Koriak Upaiga.At three minutes to half time, Willie Gia managed to sneak Hekari’s second goal past Erema’s backline through the net from the five meter line taking the score up 2-0 at half time.Erema struggled in the second half as Hekari continued to rule the pitch but failed to score after several attempts by Upaiga and Vanuatu recruit Elkington Molivegaru.At last, Molivegaru’s fast play and great foot work helped to secure another brilliant goal for Hekari striking the ball straight past two players and the goalie into the net 10 minutes to full time.Hekari remains unbeaten in the southern conference while Erema is slowly picking up momentum.last_img

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‘Super bacteria’ discovered in Rio’s waters as Olympics near

first_imgAccording to lead researcher Renata Picao, the “super bacteria” entered the city’s waterways when sewage coming from local hospitals got channeled into the bay.”We have been looking for ‘super bacteria’ in coastal waters during a one-year period in five beaches,” Picao told CNN during a visit to her lab. “We found that the threats occur in coastal waters in a variety of concentrations and that they are strongly associated with pollution.”The news comes as Rio prepares to host hundreds of thousands of athletes and tourists during next month’s Summer Olympics.Among the beaches flagged were Flamengo and Botafogo, which border the bay where Olympic sailors are scheduled to compete.”It’s a nice sailing area but every time you get some water in your face, it feels like there’s some alien enemy entering your face,” German Paralympic sailor Heiko Kroger said during a recent visit to Rio. “I keep my nose and my lips closed.”Kroger believes the super bacteria may have caused a severe skin infection in one of his teammates during recent training.last_img

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Real Madrid have plenty of reasons to sign Reinier

first_imgFlamengo raised the top national title ten years later, and Reinier was a revelation actor in the conquest. His great performances were important in the final stretch, in which the Carioca team distanced themselves from their persecutors. He is one of those players who has the gift of opportunity and that if it appears in the last meters of the field it is to generate danger.A fixed at the bottom of the CBFWhere he has always been the protagonist has been with the canarinha. In the Brazilian Confederation they have followed their trajectory from a very young age. They have protected and helped him a lot in his evolution. The good deal has caused the national shirt not to weigh. On the contrary: has shown your best level when he has attended the concentrations. He already stood out in the U-15 and was one of the best players in the South American U17 which was played in Peru, although Brazil fell surprisingly eliminated in the group stage due to a four-point draw. Months later he was summoned to the World Cup, but Flamengo opposed. Yes that will be in the Pre-Olympic which is celebrated in Colombia from January. Despite his age, he has been summoned with the U23 to meet the objective of classifying Tokyo Olympics. The signing of Reinier Jesus by Real Madrid is a matter of official status. In one day, when the soccer player still Flamengo Coming of age, its incorporation will be announced. The idea of ​​the club is that it arrives to reinforce the Castile from Raul, which does not go through its best moment. However, the illusion generated by the new Brazilian pearl in the club is evident.Characteristics of Rai or KakaAt 17, Reinier has become an idol for Fla’s fondness for his personality and self-confidence. Soccer, it is difficult to find a player at his age with his intelligence and vision of the game. A mental speed that allows you to make a difference. Its natural position is that of half-point, although, being right-handed, it has a tendency to fall to the left side. Far from being a dribbler, its main technical value is in fast driving, always with the ball attached to the foot.His coach in Brazil Under-17, Dalla Dea, came to compare him with two cracks like Rai and Kaka. “I see it as a ten. It has the characteristics of both. He likes to get into the area and scores goals from outside,” he said.Good data with Flamengo in BrazilAs if that were not enough, he has a remarkable goalscoring intuition considering that he is not an area player. In the last season of Brasileirao I just needed 2.66 shots to score, being the second best player in this statistic. He was also the second in goal per minute: one every 118. He only beat the pichichi of the tournament, Gabriel Barboza, which he scored every 102. In total there were six goals in 15 games that only increased the interest of the greats of Europe. Three of them were leaving from the bench, proving to be a revulsion of guarantees for their technician, Jorge Jesus.last_img

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Giggs, about his hair problem: “I became paranoid”

first_imgHis appearance became an obsession: “I became paranoid, especially when I knew that the game was going to be broadcast on television or if it was going to rain. When it rained I thought ‘I wish it wasn’t like that.’ That’s when I decided to cut my hair more and more. When I cut it, I was born stronger “.Pressure became an added problem: “Football can be very stressful. You are constantly under pressure. You are aware of the consequences of losing a game. You are always in focus and exposed to criticism.”He decided to have a hair transplant: “As I have always been a reserved person, it was a subject I wanted to keep for myself. I didn’t want to talk about it, but all the people asked me if I had done something to my hair or if I had had a hair transplant. It was hard for about a day and a half, but I think people now judge less that. “ Wales coach Ryan Giggs was honest about how he lived in his football stage. The former player of Manchester United I was obsessed with hair loss, just as it picks up The sun. He says that his appearance got so stressed that he became paranoid and admitted that he had to have a hair transplant to feel better about himself.The first time you noticed hair loss: “The first time I realized it was after a game at Anfield in 2003. I scored two goals and when I entered the bar where my teammates were, I expected them to receive me with a ‘good job’ but the first thing I heard it was ‘you are losing hair’. “last_img

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Nadal beats Delbonis and meets Pablo Carreño in Australia’s third round

first_imgPhoto: Reuters Neither the ‘drive’ nor the two-handed setback was at its best level, but it was much more regular than that of AZul, condemned for its 43 unforced errors, 14 less than the Spanish, which concluded the duel of two and a half hours with 33 winning strokes and better sensations.After wasting six breakage options, Nadal managed to break the second Delbonis service and close the first sleeve without fuss. But what was presented as a possible easy scenario, it was not in the second, where the 2009 champion did not take advantage of any of the ‘break’ balls he had in four of his opponent’s six serves.The Argentine was gaining confidence and managed to reach the always uncertain ‘sudden death’. Nadal was solid and saved any kind of trouble to take the set and find a downhill to the third round. The next obstacle of Manacorí in the tournament to be in the round of 16 will be his compatriot Pablo Carreño, who won his ticket for the third round after winning four sleeves (6-4, 6-1, 1-6, 6-4 ) to German Peter Gojowczyk.The Asturian tennis player, twenty-seventh favorite, dominated with solvency the first two sleeves against a rival classified from the previous one and despite the dismissal of the third set, remained calm to avoid an always complicated fifth partial.In addition, Fernando Verdasco, semifinalist in 2009, also got into the third round, where he will face the German Alexander Zverev, after tracing his game against Georgian Nikoloz Basilashvili and prevailing 4-6, 7-6 (5 ), 6-4, 6-4. The Madrid was replaced by the loss of the first set and go with ‘break’ down to leave out the 26th series head supported by his powerful ‘drive’.As for the defeats, the Balearic Jaume Munar said goodbye to Melbourne, eliminated by the Australian Alex Popyrin (6-2, 7-6, 6-2) and the Valencian Pedro Martínez, who could only disturb a set to the Russian Daniil Medvedev before losing 7-5, 6-1, 6-3. The fourth favorite in the first ‘big’ of the year connected 19 direct serves and a total of 40 winners. Spanish tennis player Rafa Nadal qualified on Thursday for the third round of the Australian Open, the first Grand Slam of the season, after beating Argentina’s Federico Delbonis 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-1 and meeting with his compatriot Pablo Carreño, survivor of the day with Fernando Verdasco.After a placid premiere on Tuesday against Bolivian Hugo Dellien, the world number one faced a more expert opponent who again finished at a better level after a game not too bright and could be complicated by his lack of success in break opportunities.The Balearic had up to 20 break opportunities, but was only able to convert three of them, one in the first set and the other two in the third. In return, he did not grant any to the Argentine, who barely won a score of points from the rest to his rival, who still has to refine his tennis.center_img The world’s number one won the Argentine 6-3, 7-6 (4) and 6-1Pablo Carreño was the other survivor of the day with Verdascolast_img

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