Sam Houston State Wins 2017-18 Commissioner’s Cup

first_imgStephen F. Austin women dominated the leaderboard again, registering 88.5 all-sports points. The Ladyjacks took top three finishes in six of nine sports this season. SFA took first in volleyball in 2017 while finishing second in soccer, basketball and outdoor track & field. Central Arkansas 62.0 74.5 136.5 School Men Women Total Points are awarded from 13 to 1 according to place of finish in final conference standings in sports with regular seasons, or placement in conference championships for sports without regular seasons. If teams are tied in standings or placement, points for the given spots are distributed evenly. Points are awarded regardless of the number of teams that sponsor a given sport. With this year’s Commissioner’s Cup win, the Bearkats break a streak of three-straight for SFA from 2014-15 to 2016-17. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 37.0 76.5 113.5 Sam Houston State 82.0 75.5 157.5 The Commissioner’s Cup and All-Sports Awards will be presented at the Southland Conference Honors Dinner on Tuesday, May 22 at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco, Texas. The Men’s and Women’s All-Sports trophies are awarded annually for men’s and women’s competition based on a 13-point system for all conference sports, with the Commissioner’s Cup being awarded to the program with the most combined all-sports points. UIW 53.0 52.5 105.5 New Orleans 31.5 25.0 56.5 Final Commissioner’s Cup Standings Abilene Christian 54.0 70.0 124.0 Lamar finished fourth overall with 137.5 all-sports points with Central Arkansas just behind at 136.5. Abilene Christian finished sixth with 124.0 points followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (113.5), UIW (105.5), Northwestern State (98.5), Southeastern Louisiana (97.0), Houston Baptist (88.5), Nicholls (80.5) and New Orleans (56.5). 2017-18 Commissioner’s Cup Final StandingsFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State is the winner of the 2017-18 Southland Conference Commissioner’s Cup, the league announced Tuesday. The Bearkats also finished first in the Men’s All-Sports standings while Stephen F. Austin topped the Women’s All-Sports award. Sam Houston State finished with 75.5 women’s all-sports points, led by top finishes at indoor track & field, outdoor track & field and a third-place finish in golf, giving the program 157.5 total men’s and women’s points to secure this year’s Commissioner’s Cup. Stephen F. Austin 63.5 88.5 152.0 McNeese 66.5 80.0 146.5 Lamar 63.0 74.5 137.5 McNeese finished third with 146.5 overall points, led by a tally of 80.0 from the Cowgirls. McNeese women took third at cross country, second in soccer and second in tennis before closing with a third-place finish in softball. Northwestern State 42.0 56.5 98.5 Nicholls 44.0 36.5 80.5 The Bearkat men started the 2017-18 season strong, registering a second-place finish in football, a top finish at indoor track & field and a fourth-place finish in basketball. In the spring season, Sam Houston left no doubt, finishing first in golf, outdoor track & field and baseball for a final men’s sports tally of 82.0 – nearly 16 points ahead of second place. Southeastern Louisiana 58.5 38.5 97.0 Houston Baptist 35.0 53.5 88.5last_img read more

Central Arkansas Set to Host 2019 Cross Country Championships Friday

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – The 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships are set to begin Friday, Nov. 1 at Beaverfork Lake Park in Conway, Ark. Central Arkansas will serve as the host institution for the women’s 6k event at 8:15 a.m. CT, followed by the men’s 8k race at 9:15 a.m.Stephen F. Austin enters the women’s meet as the frontrunner, currently ranked sixth in the latest South Central Regional poll. The Ladyjacks took third-place honors at the 2018 conference meet but will look to ride the momentum of their four regular-season races this season.Abilene Christian jumped two spots to occupy the ninth-place position in the latest women’s regional poll. Junior Briahna Gerlach has led the ACU women in all four of their regular-season meets, capturing three top-20 performances and one individual race title along the way.The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women’s squad looks to defend its 2018 championship as it enters the race ranked 12th in the South Central region. The Islanders will look to Valentina Campos for race experience as the junior led the team in the final regular-season race with a 10th-place individual finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational (Oct. 19). A&M-Corpus Christi has logged top-five team finishes in three of its four meets throughout the 2019 campaign.McNeese rounds out the women’s regionally ranked squads as the region’s No. 15 team heading the Southland Championship. The Cowgirls have earned a pair of top-five team finishes throughout the season and will look to contend for their third team title in program history.On the men’s side, four teams enter Friday’s festivities with a regionally-ranked status. Lamar leads the way as the South Central’s No. 4 team, while No. 12 Abilene Christian, No. 14 McNeese and No. 15 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi look to challenge for the Southland title. However, the path to the 2019 trophy runs through reigning champion Central Arkansas, who will have the opportunity to repeat on home soil.Lamar will look to Jordan Rowe to set the pace as the senior recorded top-10 finishes in each of his three races this season, including an individual title at the season-opening Rice Invitational (Sept. 13). The Cardinals have captured a five of the last six team and individual championships at the conference meet.Abilene Christian aims for its first Southland title since rejoining the conference in the 2013 season. The Wildcats are primed for a the 8k event after a 16th-place team finish at the Arturo Barrios Invitational, besting four other Southland conference foes. Kevin Kipkosgei led the ACU squad with an 18th-place finish in his most recent outing and was named Athlete of the Week for his troubles.The Cowboys tied a bow on the 2019 regular season, earning top-three team finishes in three of their four races. Junior Daniel Saina captured a pair of Southland Athlete of the Week honors after leading the McNeese squad in a trio of appearances.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi jumped into the latest regional polls after concluding the season with an 18th-place showing at the Arturo Barrios Invite. Tristan Stellmach and Isaac Vargas have each led the Islanders in two races and have combined for four top-five individual finishes.For athletes who qualify, the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional qualifying race will take place at the Agri-Park on Friday, Nov. 15 in Fayetteville, Ark., hosted by Arkansas. The 2019 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at LaVern Gibson Championship Course in Terre Haute, Ind., Saturday, Nov. 23.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN – SUNDAY, MAY 12, 2019

first_img20% 38% 4 $70,662 14% John Shirreffs12 12% 2 $542,115 3rd 1st 50% Jerry Hollendorfer22 32% 42% Ruben Fuentes60 7 Tim Yakteen8 $454,792 0 $634,079 36% 6 68% 50% 4 8 $313,652 $465,219 AT THE END OF THE ‘RAINBOW’ 8 $520,848 $279,269 Andrew Lerner7 43% Weekend Watch: Highlighting  weekend action at Santa Anita Park starting May 11th, 2019Pleasant d’ Oro works 4 furlongs (Callaghan) 5-11-19Gift Box (Outside) and  Foxtail worked 6 furlongs (Sadler) 5-11-19Soi Phet worked 4 furlongs (Powell) 5-11-19Vantastic worked 4 Furlongs (Eurton) 5-11-19FINISH LINES: With Mike Smith aboard, Paradise Woods worked five furlongs this morning in a bullet 1:00.60 for John Shirreffs, who is considering either the Ogden Phipps at Belmont Park June 8 or the Santa Maria Stakes at Santa Anita June 1 for her next race. It was the fastest of 42 drills at the distance, the average time of which was 1:02.68. Streaking Danuska’s Girl, winner of three straight including the Grade III Las Flores last out on April 7, worked five furlongs on the training track in 1:01.40 for this Saturday’s Grade III Desert Stormer Stakes at six furlongs. Regular rider Geovanni Franco was aboard for Jerry Hollendorfer. The Hall of Fame trainer also sent monster mare Vasilika six furlongs on the training track in 1:17.20 for the Grade I Gamely on May 27. In all there were 196 recorded workouts Sunday, 49 on the training track . . . A Ruben Sandwich for the Railbird: The Rule of King’s, winner of Saturday’s second race by 4 1/2 lengths under Ruben Fuentes for trainer Ruben Gomez, was breaking from the number one post position for the fourth consecutive race, losing the previous three but scoring as the favorite in the six furlong claiming race at the $30,000 level . . . Bob Baffert was off for Kentucky this morning after supervising workouts at Santa Anita. The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer has won the Preakness a record seven times and goes for No. 8 with Improbable in the second jewel this Saturday, May 18. Fans at Santa Anita on Preakness Day can enjoy a Chandelier Room party and a Michelada Rumble and Vintage Car Show, the latter two events in the track’s massive Infield. For details, please visit santaanita.com/events . . . Santa Anita is dark for live racing Monday through Thursday, with live action resuming at 1 p.m. Friday, May 17. Simulcast racing is offered Wednesday and Thursday with free General Admission and free parking. Admission gates open at 10 a.m. 3 17% 28% 9 31% 47% 8 3 12 3 0 8 Win% $499,912 4 9 17% $461,792 57% John Sadler27 $501,385 Kent Desormeaux26 43% Money Won 2nd 31% $108,065 19% Drayden Van Dyke41 7 10 6 2 49% 0 Martin Pedroza20 2 4 3 Jorge Velez22 27% $198,118 3 Doug O’Neill37 6 ITM% 3 $202,979 NEW OWNERS ‘BONDE’ WITH TRAINER 3 19% 7 18% 18% 4 4 Martin Garcia27 4 6 8 2 70% 9% 53% 3 2 7 $200,344 Tiago Pereira58 11 Heriberto Figueroa25 6 MIKE SMITH WORKS PARADISE WOODS 8 7 10 10 2 20% 53% 3 $88,086 $295,003 4 Assael Espinoza23 $459,244 12% 50% 2 3 9% 59% 2 Philip D’ Amato31 4 JockeyMts 2 $86,793 14% 2 3 1 38% $142,753 5 J. Keith Desormeaux15 $243,291 2nd 3rd 9% Vladimir Cerin21 15% Mark Glatt33 25% 7 1 Bob Baffert14 William Spawr11 12 $376,386 9 3 $125,345 40% 2 10 3 7 11 Edwin Maldonado27 $120,150 Win% $326,718 22% 63% 17% 0 18% 0 58% 4 Flavien Prat39 $94,331 6 2 35% TrainerMts 2 $120,216 64% Joseph Talamo52 1st Brice Blanc13 2 50% 57% Richard Mandella15 3 Aaron Gryder43 George Papaprodromou12 2 48% 0 71% 2 1 4 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 54% 57% $260,126 3 2 56% 12 6 J. Eric Kruljac15 $291,994 3 19% 3 Richard Baltas33 14% 1 $111,020 Mario Gutierrez28 25% 9 47% 3 50% 1 ITM% 27% Steve Knapp16 11 10% 5 (Current  from April 12 through Saturday, May 11) 4 5 Victor Espinoza29 $129,902 15% 27% $136,333 2 $502,438 Rafael Bejarano66 FATHER & SON OWNERS AMONG RACING’S NEW FACESIn a game clamoring for new owners, perhaps no one meets the criteria more than John Del Secco and his father, David, who campaign as Del Secco DCS Racing.John is an 18-year-old from Pleasanton in Northern California bound for the University of Kentucky as a freshman in August on a scholarship to major in equine science. David runs a construction business in the Bay Area.Among the horses they own is Sparky Ville, a three-year-old son of Candy Ride entered in Saturday’s Grade III Lazaro Barrera Stakes, and the two-year-old filly Go Big Blue Nation, who has been firing bullets and looms an odds-on choice for her debut in today’s third race.Both horses are trained by Jeff Bonde. Go Big Blue Nation, a daughter of 2011 Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, is named for the University of Kentucky Wildcats.At Clockers’ Corner this morning, John was proudly sporting the school’s colors, wearing a blue T-shirt with white letters spelling out “Kentucky.”“My dad always took me to the fairs and I got hooked on it,” said John in explaining his introduction to racing. “That’s how it all started. We met Jeff in Pleasanton four years ago and have 12 horses in training with him now.”Bonde, 64, a successful fixture in both Northern and Southern California for decades, has Sparky Ville back in a sprint after the chestnut gelding finished sixth in the 1 1/16-mile Golden Gate Derby on April 27.“This is his distance,” Bonde said of the seven furlong Laz Barrera. “He’s doing well for the race.”Sparky Ville captured the Grade II San Vicente Stakes at seven furlongs Feb. 10 on a wet/fast track, getting up by a nose at 7-1 under Joel Rosario.RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER REACHES $465,219For the 15th consecutive racing day, there was no single ticket winner in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot yesterday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover into Mother’s Day of $465,219.With $154,251 in “new” money wagered, Saturday’s total Jackpot pool reached $584,251 and although there was no single ticket winner, there were 35 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,355.90.With a nine-race card on tap today, the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes, slotted as race seven, is the feature. For California-bred or sired fillies and mares at one mile on turf, the Mark Glatt-trained Gypsy Blu is the tepid 5-2 morning line favorite in a field of nine.Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is 2:31 p.m. PT.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Bolo works 5 furlongs (Gaines) 5-12-19Paradise Woods works 5 furlongs (Shirreffs) 5-12-19Preakness Memories:   Kent Desormeaux recaps Real Quiet’s win in 1998.Preakness Memories:  Victor Espinoza highlights War Emblem as his favorite Preakness Victory.Preakness Memories:  Gary Stevens talks about Silver Charm in 1997.Bob Baffert talks with Zoe Cadman about his three Kentucky Derby runners following the first Saturday in May. $150,857 38% 26% 1 3 3 47% Michael McCarthy12 3 5 3 $115,546 55% $175,331 4 $119,713 4 2 10% 48% 4 11 1 67% 45% Geovanni Franco32 19% Money Wonlast_img read more

SANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $271,354  INTO THURSDAY

first_imgSANTA ANITA 20 CENT RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $271,354  INTO THURSDAY; 13 CONSOLATION TICKETS TODAY EACH PAY $5,803.70 ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 20, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained unsolved on Sunday, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $271,354 into Thursday’s eight-race program.Although there was no single ticket winner today, there were 13 consolation tickets with six wins, each worth $5,803.70.With a Jackpot carryover of $239,019 from Saturday, there was $141,231 in new money wagered today, creating a total Jackpot pool of $380,250.First post time on Thursday is at 1 p.m. and approximate post for race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, is at 2 p.m. PT.Santa Anita offers free parking and admission on Thursday, with admission gates opening for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room on both Wednesday and Thursday at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH INTERNAL PROMOTIONS

first_imgSANTA ANITA RESTRUCTURES MANAGEMENT STAFF WITH INTERNAL PROMOTIONSLongtime Executives Nate Newby and Amy Zimmerman Promoted to SVPs; Chris Merz Rejoins Santa Anita Racing Office as Director of Racing     Santa Anita Park is pleased to announce the promotion of longtime executives Nate Newby to Senior Vice President and Assistant General Manager, and Amy Zimmerman to Senior Vice President and Executive Producer.  In addition, Chris Merz, who had been the Racing Secretary at the Maryland Jockey Club since 2018, has returned to Santa Anita as the Director of Racing, assisting Steve Lym, Vice President – Racing.“As I look to continuously strengthen Santa Anita with strong leadership and a dedicated team behind me, I am confident that Nate and Amy, with their vast experience and commitment to Santa Anita and the racing industry wholly, will continue to elevate The Great Race Place to where it deserves to be in the top tier of racetracks worldwide.” Said Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director of California Racing Operations for The Stronach Group.“I also warmly welcome Chris back to Santa Anita, a hard-working individual who has rightly earned his respect from the horsemen with his approachable attitude and understanding of Southern California racing.”Newby has been Vice President of Marketing since 2013 and has worked on the planning, marketing and coordination of eight Breeders’ Cups, in addition to heading up Santa Anita’s marketing and sponsorship initiatives. Newby is an experienced hands-on horseman, working as an assistant trainer while in college at Colorado State University, as well as a skilled tournament director and handicapper. He and his wife, Sterling, are active in fundraising for CARMA, the California Retirement Management Account serving Off Track Thoroughbreds, and currently own several ex-racehorses.Zimmerman, a Vice President of the track since 2007 and a member of the staff since 1986, is one of the most respected and honored broadcast producers in the sport, working on 26 Eclipse Award-winning, 14 Emmy-winning and four International Simulcast Award productions.  A graduate of USC, Zimmerman has worked with NBC Sports for more than 30 years as a key member of their production team for the Breeders’ Cup and Triple Crown races, and is preparing for her roles this summer as a producer on her fourth Olympic Games and her first as the Pit Producer for IndyCar.Merz returns to the Santa Anita racing office as the Director of Racing and will report directly to Steve Lym, the track’s Vice President, Racing & Racing Secretary.  A graduate of the University of Arizona’s Animal Science/Race Track Industry Program, Merz was the stakes coordinator at Santa Anita and Del Mar, and the Assistant Racing Secretary at Los Alamitos, prior to joining the Maryland Jockey Club.last_img read more

Eriksen denies Vertonghen slept with his partner and sparked punch-up with Kane

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN has blasted the “bulls***” rumours team-mate Jan Vertonghen slept with his girlfriend and sparked a massive dressing-room bust-up with Harry Kane.The Tottenham playmaker, 27, and girlfriend Sabrina Kvist have been together since 2012 – but rumours recently claimed she had been unfaithful with Vertonghen.8 Wild rumours claimed Eriksen’s partner was cheating on him with Vertonghen – which the Danish star strongly deniesCredit: Instagram8 Christian Eriksen has called the rumours ‘bulls***’ in a scathing tweet8 Vertonghen replied with a series of emojis, clearly supporting Eriksen’s postCredit: Twitter8 Sabrina Kvist was rumoured to have slept with Jan Vertonghen – a claim strongly denied by Eriksen and the BelgianCredit: EPABut both Eriksen and married Spurs pal Vertonghen, 32, have taken to Twitter to slam the vile, untrue gossip.The Danish star, quote-tweeting one of the fake reports, simply wrote the word, “bulls***”, complete with a sleeping emoji.And no sooner had he posted that, Vertonghen quote tweeted that with a series of emojis, including a heart next to Eriksen’s Twitter handle.The original tweet spreading the fake news read: “Christian Eriksen’s wife has reportedly been caught having an affair with his team-mate Jan Vertonghen.”That tweet also claimed the Spurs squad were involved in a bust-up – with Kane said to be involved – attaching pictures of Vertonghen sporting a black eye.The Sun can reveal that the injury was instead from an ‘accidental’ training ground collision with Eriksen earlier this season.Eriksen was set to leave Tottenham this summer, with Real Madrid interested – but the move fell apart, with reports citing personal reasons.Meanwhile, Vertonghen sat out the early stages of the season, only making his first appearance of 2019-20 on September 1 – in the 2-2 North London derby draw with Arsenal.The Belgian star later insisted he was fit to play all season – and was dropped purely for “tactical reasons”, sparking wild speculation.Both Vertonghen and Eriksen featured in Tottenham’s horror night in the Champions League as they were ripped to shreds 7-2 by a rampant Bayern Munich.The pair have been Spurs team-mates since 2013, but also played together for two years at Ajax.8 Eriksen finally hit back at the rumours on Twitter, calling them ‘bulls***’Credit: Instagram8 Vertonghen, pictured with wife Sophie De Vries, was said to have slept with Eriksen’s partner – but both players have slammed the claims8 Harry Kane, pictured with wife Katie Goodland, was said to have been involved in the bust-up by the fake reportMORE 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 yearVertonghen left the Dutch giants in 2012, with Eriksen following a year later.Both players are expected to leave Tottenham on free transfers next summer with their contracts expiring on June 30, 2020.They will next have the chance to take to the pitch together when Spurs travel to Brighton on Saturday, with kick-off at 12.30pm.8 Eriksen and Vertonghen have strongly denied the bizarre rumoursCredit: ReutersMauro Icardi’s model wife Wanda looks amazing as she takes part in some seriously sexy shootslast_img read more

Pochettino recalls 6-0 rout under Bielsa as Spurs bid to overcome Bayern rout

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO is confident his Euro flops can lift themselves up — thanks to his old boss Marcelo Bielsa.The Tottenham manager and his players are reeling after Tuesday’s 7-2 Champions League hammering at home to Bayern Munich.4 Mauricio Pochettino feels Spurs played well against Bayern despite a 7-2 maulingCredit: Getty – Contributor4 Mauricio Pochettino suffered a 6-0 mauling as a player for Argentina side Newell’s against San Lorenzo – but won the league the same seasonSpurs travel to Brighton today with many wondering whether they will recover from the heaviest home defeat inflicted on an English team in Europe.But Pochettino knows from his experience as a player that it is possible to recover from a thrashing on home soil in a major competition.The former Argentina defender, 47, was 19 when he was in the Newell’s Old Boys team thrashed 6-0 at home by San Lorenzo de Almagro in the Copa Libertadores in February 1992.Newell’s were then managed by his mentor and current Leeds boss Bielsa.Poch recalled: “I don’t remember ever conceding seven at home but we did lose 6-0 with Marcelo.’NEED TO BE CLEVER’“We played the first game of the season and we won. Second game was Copa Libertadores against San Lorenzo — 6-0 at home. It was really, really, really painful. Similar to Bayern Munich.“But that season, we finished by winning the Premier League in Argentina six months later and even reached the final of the Copa Libertadores, only losing to Sao Paulo on penalties.”That is why Pochettino believes all is not lost at Tottenham despite their battering by Bayern.And he remains hopeful his beleaguered boys can still emulate his former Old Boys by still having a successful season.He said: “In six months, we changed completely the perception.“Sometimes this type of situation makes you stronger and, of course, better.4 Spurs players reflect on a crushing Champions League loss against BayernCredit: EPA“That is the most important thing. We need to be clever and learn from this type of situation.“But we will have to do it in a different way for me now. That was 27 years ago — now it is a different era, a different period of people.“But, of course, it was an experience I can draw from.“I was a 19-year-old then and how I perceived the situation was different to how I see it now.“But I remember Bielsa talking to us individually and talking to the collective, making changes and slowly turning around the situation.“Football changes, society changes, but the principle and psychology is still there nearly 30 years later. “Of course, that gives me hope. The way we lost against Bayern was so important. When you lose the game 7-2, it is never good.“But the team were always alive and it was in the last ten minutes that was a massive hit for us and left us very disappointed.But the performance was very good. The problem is to find the balance when you analyse between the performance and the result.“They scored seven but we played similar and only scored twice. They were very clinical and that surprised some people — and surprised us.”Tottenham’s capitulation in the last seven minutes against Bayern bore the hallmarks of a team not playing for the manager.4But Pochettino insists that is not the case and claimed his squad is eager to make amends at the Seagulls.He said: “We all think the same. We were talking before training, during training, after training and at lunchtime after the defeat, and we all feel the same.“It’s so painful. You cannot be happy with that defeat. And we are trying to move on.“They want another opportunity to play and rebuild the confidence.“We need to win games but we know that the first 30-35 minutes in the first half against Bayern was our best period of the season.“It was 4-2 after 83 minutes but then we conceded three goals more, which was so painful.“And when you feel pain and you are so down, only you can bounce back again to rebuild your confidence.“The most important thing is to stay together and support each other and find a way to perform at our best.most 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 Celtic“So one bad result is not going to change our plans. We are so strong in our mentality and ideas.“In football, if you don’t win you need to assess and analyse everything.“You will try to find a way to improve but you stick with your ideas and work hard.”Watch Bayern Munich’s post-match celebration as shy ‘Grenade’ Gnabry receives standing ovation after hat-trick in 7-2 thrashing of Spurslast_img read more

Jimenez puts visitors in front in ding-dong battle for top 5 spot

first_imgTOTTENHAM slipped up yet again in their pursuit of Champions League football as they were leapfrogged by Wolves in the table.Steven Bergwijn gave Spurs an early lead before Matt Doherty equalised.But Serge Aurier’s brilliant strike put the North Londoners back in front on the stroke of half time.However, goals from Diogo Jota and Raul Jimenez ensured Nuno’s men went back to the West Midlands with the points.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:55 pmFULL-TIME!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:55 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES90+4, BOOKING – DENDONCKER!Cynical foul on Lo Celso to ensure he could not break from his own half.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:52 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES90+2, HANDBALL SHOUT!Moura strikes it against Coady in the box and after a short pause…The ref waves play on.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:51 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES90+1, SUBS!Parrott ONDavies OFFJimenez OFFPodence ONWilliam Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:49 pmFOUR MINUTES STOPPAGE TIMEWilliam Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:49 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES88, Half chance for Wolves as Jota sends an effort over the bar from 18 yards.Spurs chasing the equaliser are leaving space at the back but the visitors are under the cosh.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:44 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES83, BOOKING – DAVIES!Left-back throws himself into a challenge on Doherty.He wins the ball but he didn’t seem to be in control and the ref pulls out the yellow.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:41 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES81, SUB!Fernandes ONAurier OFFWilliam Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:38 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES78, SUB!Jota OFFDendoncker ONWilliam Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:36 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES76, SUBS!SpursTanganga OFFNdombele ONWolvesNeto ONTraore OFFWilliam Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:34 pmSPURS 2 – 3 WOLVES73, Jota picks up the ball in his own half on the left, holds of two challenges before sliding the ball over to Jimenez who finds himself one on one with Tanganga.He feints to shoot with his right, sits the defender down and bends it past Gazzaniga with his left.Game turned on its head.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:32 pmGOALLLLLLLLLLLLLL – JIMENEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:31 pmSPURS 2 – 2 WOLVES66, This game is anyone’s now with both teams pushing. William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:24 pmSPURS 2 – 2 WOLVES62, It’s all getting a little bit feisty as Jimenez makes a late challenge on Lo Celso.Gazzaniga is not happy with the Wolves striker and it’s handbags galore.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:20 pmSPURS 2 – 2 WOLVES59, BOOKING – LO CELSO!Yellow card for a cynical foul on Traore as he tries to break.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:18 pmSPURS 2 – 2 WOLVES57, Jimenez finds Doherty down the right-hand channel, he whips a low one in across the six-yard and Jota toe pokes it home from about two yards out. Alli made to pay for his glaring miss already!!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:16 pmGOALLLLLLLLLL!!!!!!!!! JOTAAAAAAAAAAA!!!!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:15 pmSPURS 2 – 1 WOLVES54, CHANCE!Alli should score!Ball whipped in from the left finds Alli in acres of space on the penalty spot but he heads wide. He may rue that!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:10 pmSPURS 2 – 1 WOLVES48, CHANCE!Free-kick whipped in from the right for Wolves, it’s met by Jota at the near post but the header just clears the bar.William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 3:04 pmKICK-OFF!William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 2:53 pm8 – Since the start of last season, Matt Doherty has netted 8 Premier League goals, the joint-most of all defenders in the competition alongside Virgil van Dijk. Hateful. pic.twitter.com/lscgFOvETz— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2020William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 2:52 pm2 – Steven Bergwijn is the third Spurs player to score in each of his first two home Premier League games for the club, after Rafael van der Vaart in October 2010 and Jermain Defoe in February 2004. Endearing. pic.twitter.com/fI1nuF2Unq— OptaJoe (@OptaJoe) March 1, 2020William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 2:50 pmHT | #TOT 2-1 #WOLWolves behind at the break but not out of the game. All to play for in the second half. #TOTWOL⏱⚽️ pic.twitter.com/7cnK1RoRyM— Wolves (@Wolves) March 1, 2020William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 2:50 pmHALF-TIME: @Serge_Aurier’s solo strike on the stroke of half-time gives us a 2-1 lead at the break after @StevenBergwijn’s opener. ⚪️ #THFC 2-1 #WWFC 🟠 pic.twitter.com/doiOGymTfw— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) March 1, 2020William Pugh1 Mar 2020, 2:49 pmHALF-TIME!Load more entries…last_img read more

Broncos finish fast to down Knights

first_imgA low-scoring first half saw both sides get over for an unconverted try, with Danny Levi darting through from dummy-half for Newcastle before a Darius Boyd cut-out pass gifted Jordan Kahu an easy one in the corner. On their first set of the second half Brisbane hit the lead after Kahu scored on an almost identical play to that of his first-half try, with Boyd again laying on the assist.The match started to open up around the 12-minute mark, and Peter Mata’utia was in the perfect spot to get a touch on the ball after the Broncos lost possession on the try-line.But a third from Kahu and a bonus try to Auckland local Matiu Love-Henry ended any hope of a Newcastle comeback, with Brisbane comfortable 21-8 winners in the end.  Broncos 21 (Jordan Kahu 3, Matiu Love-Henry tries) def. Knights 8 (Danny Levi, Peter Mata’utia tries). Half-time: 4-4.last_img read more

Coles boost for All Blacks

first_imgColes missed four months of action with a head injury, sitting out the British and Irish Lions series before returning for Hurricanes’ Super Rugby quarter-final win over Brumbies last month.The 30-year-old was due to return to the international fold for New Zealand’s opening Rugby Championship clash against the Wallabies last week, which they won 54-34, but suffered a fresh head knock in the ‘game of three halves’ against Taranaki and Counties Manukau and was ruled out of the Bledisloe Cup contest.However, assistant coach Ian Foster said Coles – who last represented his country against France last November – is in line to face Australia in Dunedin after coming through training unscathed.”He trained really well,” Foster said. “He had a good week last week actually.”He’s come through [training] really well.”Sonny Bill Williams is also in contention to be selected after sustaining a head injury in the first match, an incident SANZAAR is reportedly looking into to see if medical officials should have carried out concussion tests.Foster added: “Sonny took a knock in the weekend but he was symptom-free.”The doctor has done what he always does when there is a suspicion of something. “He was held back a little bit today so we could make sure he was absolutely clear but the signs are really positive.”last_img read more