Abilene Christian Voted to Top Spot in 2019 Soccer Preseason Poll

first_imgCentral Arkansas claimed the top spot in the 2018 tournament after closing the regular season on a nine-match win streak in which the Bears outscored opponents 28-3. UCA landed five on the preseason all-conference teams, led by first-team selections Hadley Dickenson and Connie Awuku-Darkoh. The Wildcats earned 11 first-place votes and 227 total points to garner the top spot, followed closely by defending regular-season champion Central Arkansas with 10 first-place votes and 225 total points. Lamar accounted for the other three top votes and came in at third with 206 points. 142 Houston Baptist Northwestern State 206 55 In just its second full year of eligibility in the conference, Abilene Christian entered the tournament as the No. 5 seed after a 7-3-1 mark in league play and upset No. 4 McNeese and top-seeded Central Arkansas on the way to the title game. 94 2019 Preseason Poll 146 Central Arkansas (10) Sam Houston State 86 Abilene Christian placed a league-high eight student-athletes on the preseason all-conference teams, including five on the top squad. The Wildcats return all but three players who took the field in the 2018 Southland Soccer Tournament championship match, where they defeated No. 7 Stephen F. Austin 3-1 to earn the conference’s automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament. Stephen F. Austin The 2019 season gets underway Thursday, Aug. 22, with four matches including Houston at Sam Houston State (6:30 p.m.), Prairie View A&M at Houston Baptist (7 p.m.), Northwestern State at North Texas (7 p.m.) and Oklahoma State at Lamar (7:30 p.m.). Central Arkansas is set to host the 2019 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament Nov. 6-10 at the Bill Stephens Track & Soccer Complex in Conway, Ark. 22 227 163 Lamar’s title-defense campaign didn’t go as planned in 2018, wrapping up the regular season as the No. 3 seed with a 7-2-2 mark in conference matches. The Cardinals played host to the conference tournament but fell to No. 7 Stephen F. Austin 2-1 in the semifinals. 225 Southeastern Louisiana 133 School (First-place votes) Total UIW Texas A&M-Corpus Christi FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian is favored to claim the Southland Conference regular-season title in 2019, the league announced Thursday with the preseason predicted order of finsh. McNeese was voted to the fourth-place spot with 163 points while Houston Baptist rounds out the top five with 146. Stephen F. Austin ranked right behind in sixth place with 142 points, followed by Southeastern Louisiana (133), Northwestern State (94) and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (86). Sam Houston State (85), UIW (55) and Nicholls (22) round out the preseason poll. Abilene Christian (11) McNeese Lamar (3) The Southland Conference preseason poll is voted on by each head coach and soccer sports information director. Each voter ranks their predicted order of regular-season finish, not including their own team. First-place votes are worth 11 points, second-place votes are worth 10, and so on to one point for 11th place. Nicholls 85last_img read more

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first_imgLIVE RACING RESUMES AT SANTA ANITA ON FRIDAY WITH $2 MILLION GUARANTEED IN THE 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT  WITH $419,616 IN ‘NEW’ MONEY WAGERED TODAY, LIVE MONEY POOL REACHES $1,558,942 RESULTING IN 98 CONSOLATION WINNERS, EACH WORTH $2,299ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 21, 2019)–Live racing will resume with a nine-race card on Friday at Santa Anita and fans will be greeted to another $2 million guaranteed Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which will begin with race four.With $419,616 in “new” money wagered today, the Rainbow Six live money pool swelled to $1,558,942.  Although there were no single ticket winners, there were 98 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $2,299.Fans are again advised that Santa Anita will guarantee a $2 million Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot each racing day until a mandatory payout (pending CHRB approval) on Saturday, Feb. 2.First post time on Friday is at 12:30 p.m. and approximate post time for Friday’s fourth race is at 2 p.m. PT.  General and Club Admission, as well as General Parking, are free on Friday, with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m.With no live racing on Thursday, Santa Anita will be open for simulcast wagering, with admission gates open at 10 a.m.For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

POM netball completes washout games

first_imgVice treasurer of the POMNA, Christabella  Amona said the outstanding games were from round one.67 outstanding games were played today at the Rita Flynn Courts for the junior divisions plus one division 8 game.In today’s U-21 results, Sparrows beat Rebels 16-9 while Mermaids (2) were too strong for Paramana winning 20-9.In the other two games, Port Moresby International School forfeited Veupunama and Kawaimini also forfeited Mermaids  (1).”Next week we will start with the knockout stages of the competition followed by the grand finals in two weeks time,” said Amona.last_img read more

The war between Messi and Abidal goes around the world

first_imgBarcelonaSpain It seems quite clear that in Barcelona not everyone paddles in the same direction. At least, that is what emerges from the words of Leo Messi, which came up with the statements of Eric Abidal accusing him of dirtying the image of all players for not giving specific names. The situation has not taken long to go around the world and newspapers around the world echo the news, filling the headlines with words like “war”, “crisis”, “anger”, “fight” or “tension” . These are the most prominent headlines of the international press on the issue that most concerns the Barça right now. News Statistics Daily Mail“Nou Camp Civil War”. The British newspaper talks about a civil war in Can Barça. Mirror“Messi replies to Abidal about the dismissal of Ernesto Valverde”. They focus on changing coaches rather than players.The guardian“A Barcelona in crisis after Messi’s response to Abidal”. They emphasize the crack that exists both in the locker room and in the offices of the club.The sun“Bar Fight.” The English newspaper plays a word game with the name of the club to talk about a “bar fight” after the Argentine social media message.L’Equipe“Messi turns against Abidal.” In the country of the former player they emphasize the rebellion of the Argentine.La Gazzetta dello Sport“Messi against Abidal, high tension in Barcelona”. Italians say that the ten “hits and responds” to the club’s technical secretary.Or jogo“Bronca in Barcelona. Messi publicly disapproves of Abidal’s words.” In Portugal it is striking that the incident occurred in public and not from inside doors.Olé“Hard release of Messi against Abidal”. In the country of the Barça star, they say “he responded strongly on Instagram.”Balloon support“Abidal comments on the behavior of the players and Messi responds.” In Brazil they focus on Messi’s demand to the French that “he must give names.”last_img read more

Bale looks for another air …

first_imgNow and after recovering with total normality of his blows, he hopes to feel the main actor in the white team again, as he did at the beginning of the season. Then, a play of his served for Benzema to score the first goal of the whites this season. Two weeks later, he scored the two white goals at the Ceramics Stadium (2-2) to avoid what would have been the first white defeat of the campaign. Since then he has appeared with an eyedropper wearing the white shirt, not that of Wales, where he has practically qualified his team to participate in the next Eurocup.These days he has exercised with the rest of his classmates normally since last week. It was striking his non-presence in the derby against Atlético as well as in the Copa match against Real Sociedad. Even an alleged attempt by Tottenham, his former team, to seize his services on the last day of the winter market was rumored. After 18 days after his last appearance on the pitch, Bale could have his first minutes in the month of February. Osasuna, El Sadar and a warm atmosphere await Welsh and Madrid. Bale, meanwhile, looks for another air … Finally Gareth Bale (30 years old) received good news. The Welshman returns to a call for a First Division match after not doing so in the last three league games that Madrid players have disputed. Since last January 4, when he started in the victory against Getafe (0-3), he had not been available to Zidane in the League again. He missed the Super Cup played in Arabia (January 8 and 12) when he suffered an infection in the upper respiratory tract, which prevented him from traveling and participating in the tournament. Since the meeting at the Coliseum he has only played 52 minutes in the first meeting of Madrid in the Cup against the Unionists of Salamanca (1-3). In total it adds 142 minutes (16.90%; Madrid adds 840 minutes in total) in 2020. The Welshman, by the way, was the author of the first goal of the whites in this competition (the first since September 1 scored both goals against Villarreal) and had to retire injured (“he has twisted a little ankle, ”Zidane explained at a press conference). A Zidane who has always defended him with cape and sword …last_img read more

Armando Sadiku: “I want to leave a mark here in Malaga”

first_imgWhen Sadiku scores, Malaga scores …I hope to continue like this in the 15 games that remain. We need points. It is true that with the quality of the team we should not be where we are right now, but we will give everything in these last games.Would you have signed when you got to score ten goals throughout the season?I have a lot of confidence in myself. My first goal was to play every game, to have many minutes, that I needed it after having suffered a major injury. This was my purpose, to play all matches and score goals. These ten goals are the result of all the work I have done and the whole team, which has helped me. I hope to continue like this and mark more.How many more?We will see. I want to score every game, but the most important thing is the team. It’s time to be ready when the opportunities come to me. From the heart I say that I would like to reach the playoff, I want to leave a mark here in Malaga. Let’s try until the end.Rondón and Sandro share the best scorer record in the Málaga League of Al Thani with 14 goals in one season. It has them within reach.I hope to continue scoring until the end.Quico Catalán, president of Levante, usually congratulates him every time he scores a goal.Sometimes yes. I have a good relationship with the president of the Levant, but not only with him, also with the sports management, with the teammates … I have to thank the president for trusting me. He renewed me for a year, gave me here and told me he was sure that I would do well. It has given me a chance and I am doing well. This is good for me and also for Levante. Can you say that Málaga has returned you to sports life?Of course. Insurance. And I’m going to continue giving everything in the field to help Malaga.With you and Keidi Bare, Málaga is the most Albanian team. Do you follow the team a lot in your country?It follows a lot. When I score a goal or Keidi plays very well they put the games on television and in the newspapers they write a lot and well about us. I am very happy about this too, that in our country they follow us both.Another Albanian, King Manaj, was just signed by Barcelona. It’s so good?If it is. I don’t know him much, we have played little together in the national team. But he is a boy who has a very good future ahead.Get to know Keidi Bare well, how is he carrying everything that is said about his possible transfer?He is very happy in Malaga. He likes to be here, is playing very well and has reached the national team. He is calm, he is very young, he is 22 years old and his entire career is ahead. He is the owner and almost a leader for us. We will see what happens at the end of the season, but it has a very good future.What memories do you have of the European Championship?These are memories that I carry with me for a lifetime. The European Championship changed my life. Before going to the European Championship I was the fourth forward and it was not clear that I entered the list. But I changed teams six months before, I went to Vaduz and there I played very well. I scored in the last three friendlies with the national team before the European Championship and started as a starter. I made the victory goal to Romania and there it changed my career for good. Then I continued to score goals with the national team and that allowed me to reach Levante.Ramadan coincides in MaySadiku is Muslim and the League final will coincide with the Ramadan. But the ram is convinced that it will not affect you: “I always try to do Ramadan until I can. It will start in ten weeks and we will be in the last four league games in May. With the power of God I can do it all“. About they hobbies, a film and series enthusiast confesses: “My favorites are Paper house Y Gladiator. I even have a tattoo of Gladiator in the back”.On Sunday it’s time to visit the leader. Can you beat him?Except for the games against Huesca and Elche, and the second half against Rayo, in the rest of the games we have dominated, we have had occasions … El Cádiz goes first, but we have shown that we can play well and win all the teams. This is a very difficult league. With a little luck you win several games in a row and you get on top.In March the FIFA Virus returns and Sadiku is a firm candidate to go with his team.If they summon me, I will go. Selection matches have been a problem this year with the few chips we have. But there is only one FIFA date left at the end of the season and I hope it doesn’t affect much.Good luck.Thank you. He has one year left with the Valencian club.That’s right, I have a contract until 2021. My assignment to Malaga is only for one year and does not include a purchase option. We could not include anything else given the problems the club has.If Malaga manages to overcome its problems, it remains in Second and wants to continue counting on Sadiku, will it have any chance?I would really like it. I’m fine here, my family is fine and we’ll see how things go at the end. There we will sit and talk.This January he has rejected an offer from Israeli football to stay here.My representative spoke with an Israeli club and I also received a good offer from an Arab country, but I was very clear that I did not want to leave. I want to end the season here. I came to play more than 30 games and reach the end with a good number of goals. I need it. In Malaga I am very happy, both me and my family.Sadiku is a striker who lives mostly in the area.I am a fixed center forward. I like being in the area, finishing off, reaching completion, I think I shoot well with both legs from outside the area … A striker depends on the team and the way they play. Here we need a fixed forward in the area.He also throws the penalties quite well.Penalties are a matter of trust.MARIANO POZO & nbsp; (DAILY AS) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Sadiku poses for AS.MARIANO POZO (DAILY AS) The last two have been fought by you and Adrian.Adrián pulls the penalties very well too. We have a good relationship and let me throw to give me confidence. He has shown that he is a great captain, a leader, and I thank him. The next? The important thing is that we have more penalties in favor. Then, whether Adrian or I, the important thing is to score.The situation of the club is delicate, but the team is sticking its head.The costumes are formed by a very good group, we are very well. And in the field, too. We had some difficulties, a change of coach, but I hope we continue like this until the end. Have you noticed much the change from Victor to Pellicer?They are different. Pellicer wants a more direct football, to reach the finishing zone with few passes. With Victor we used more possession to try to generate clear occasions. In this they are different. Pellicer talks a lot, is close to the players, gives few instructions but speaks very clearly and this makes things easier.Have you been surprised by the irruption that Antoñín has had in the first team?He is a boy who is always happy in the locker room. It is very fast and that in today’s football is much demanded. He has integrated very quickly in the team, has scored goals and is helping us a lot.He has taken many turns before arriving at Malaga.I have 12 years of professional career and a great experience behind my back. In Switzerland I was six and a half years old and I am happy to be in Spain now. I hope to stay here for many years because I like the championship, I like the stadiums, the fans …last_img read more

Koulibaly works on the sidelines in training Naples

first_imgSenegalese defense he was injured in the duel lost against Parma on December 14 and, after a month and a half of discharge, he competed again on February 9 against Lecce, although then He did not play against Inter in the first leg of the Italian Cup semifinals or in the league visit to Cagliari.Naples visits Brescia in Serie A on Friday, in his last game before Tuesday’s appointment with Barcelona, ​​in which Gattuso will try to recover his defensive leader.For the crossing with Barcelona, ​​Milik e Hysaj will be in all probability, in addition to the Spanish Fernando Llorente, although he has not trained on Wednesday because of the flu. Senegalese Kalidou Koulibaly, defensive leader of Naples, performed a personalized job at the gym on Wednesday during the training session led by coach Gennaro Gattuso, when there are six days left for the first leg of the round of 16 of the Champions League against Barcelona.Koulibaly, what is finalizing his recovery from a right thigh injury suffered in mid-December, worked in the gym in a session in which yes they trained with the group the polish striker Arkadiusz Milik and the Albanian side Elseid Hysaj, informed Naples in an official statement.last_img read more

Inter faces the coronavirus

first_imgTo do this, they have assembled a device that helps control the possible exposure to the coronavirus. They have been in charge of notifying both players (quarries included) and club employees, both in person and by email. Both in Pinetina as at the headquarters of Viale della Liberazione and under the supervision of Marotta Y Ausilio, have explained the procedure they will carry out. In Italy they are alert for the coronavirus outbreaks found in the country. In recent days there have been cases of the famous disease and in the Inter de Milan, whose owners are Chinese, have spared no precautions to avoid unnecessary risks, as published Corriere dello Sport. The main precaution will be to wash and disinfect your hands often. For this they have been in charge of putting more antibacterial soap dispensers around the facilities. They recommend avoiding crowded places, although on the other hand no player lives near the municipalities that are most at risk. That’s why they recommend Be at home as long as possible. On the other hand, they consider information vital, that is, thatIt is recommended to know where all the people who are in contact with them come from, whether they are the driver or the babysitter.As for the headquarters, today they are authorized not to go all those people who do not need to go for work issues and it is understood that Residents in risk areas will not be able to go to work in the next few days. The slogan, according to the Italian media, is to act with the utmost attention, reassure its employees and help as much as possible.last_img read more

Messi disappears without Cristiano

first_imgIn fact, Messi came from scoring in his last Classics in which he faced Cristiano. He scored two in the league visit to the Bernabéu on 16-17 (2-3, with the final goal of the Argentine in the 92 ‘). In the 2017 Super Cup, he scored in the first leg at Camp Nou (1-3), but not in the lap at the Bernabéu, which curiously, the Portuguese was lost by sanction. In the two league matches he did score a goal in each one: the 0-3 of the Bernabéu (also gave an assist to Aleix Vidal) and the 2-2 of the Camp Nou.Last season, Messi missed the first Classic without a Christian by injury: the 5-1 at the Camp Nou that sentenced Lopetegui. The Argentine did not mark then neither in the semifinals of the Cup nor in the league visit to the Bernabéu. This season the international albiceleste, and Barça, have dismissed the season of Classics garters (they could still be in Champions) without beating Courtois.The nine years in which Cristiano Ronaldo and Messi agreed in the Spain League served to germinate a rivalry that transcended the borders of the championship and reached a global dimension. They took the fight for the League pichichi to levels never seen since the time of Zarra, whose record of 38 goals in one season, dating from 1951, was beaten successively by one and the other (Luis Suarez also got it in 2015 -2016). Now, Messi keeps him in 50 goals (2011-2012 season). And they exercised a tyranny in all the individual awards (Golden Ball, FIFA World Player, The Best) until, with Cristiano in Turin, Modric broke that duopolistic hegemony in 2018. The march of Cristiano Ronaldo has dissipated the presence of Messi in the Classics. The Argentinian He has not scored or assisted in any of the five games against Real Madrid he has played since the Portuguese crack left the white club. 425 minutes without marking or attending the targets. Tampocó scored in the last duel that, even with CR7 in the white ranks, a fact that contrasts with the 21 goals that The flea He made the whites in the 33 games in which he faced Cristiano (who made 18 Barça in the matches in which both coincided).last_img read more

Berenguer would cost Athletic 8 million

first_imgThe Navarrese winger who plays for Torino Álex Berenguer, on Rafa Alkorta’s agenda, could reach Athletic in the summer for about 8 million if the operation were faced. Contract ends in 2022. Berenguer (4-7-95) is an appetizing type for Garitano and Alkorta. In the Italian Calcium he is corroborating the speed and versatility that he already pointed out in Osasuna. A piece, one of the few with hints of reality for combining price and quality, which can improve the current template. The Bilbao market, due to its unique and peculiar philosophy, is small and almost impossible to cajole Ander Herrera and Javi Martínez. The third leg is Berenguer. The problem, like the passing summer in which his name finally stayed in the drawer, is that the Torino, aware of the limited market in Ibaigane, is not going to come off the end for a symbolic amount. It would appraise it in about 8 million (its connection ends in June 2022) to compensate the 5’5 that it paid to Osasuna, plus the 1’5 that should compensate the coffers of the entity rojilla. Athletic already tried to sign him, unsuccessfully, three summers ago before his departure from the Spanish League. But between the closing of Osasuna, which ended up referring to its 9 million clause that it had in Pamplona and the tug-of-war of Ibaigane, the operation faltered. To make matters worse, and with Berenguer heading to Italy where Naples and Torino pushed hard, relations with the rojillo club were fractured again With the signing of the right back Jesús Areso, after paying his 350,000 euros of armor. A history that was repeated with the last operation of the well-known cadets, Isma López, now in Tenerife, and Javier Eraso, part of the Leganés.Berenguer is a regular starter in Torino, both winger and winger, scoring several beautifully scored goals. His current club ended up paying the red club 5.5 million, for the 9 that he requested from Athletic. He also signed that in the case of a future transfer to Bilbao, as Osasuna already suspected, he should pay him 1.5 million, regardless of his negotiations with the Bilbao club. It is not an antiAthletic clause because it does not prevent him from landing in Lezama, although it does require extra compensation that Torino stumbled upon in the midst of a fight between ill-advised neighbors. In addition, Berenguer, only 24 years old, does not charge a high tab (1.5 million) compared to the average of the Athletic squad, so that part does not represent any added obstacle to sneak into the squad. However, Athletic has considered until now that between Yuri Berchiche and Iñigo Córdoba they had covered their plot, plus the thrust in the sharp branch Jon Morcillo.last_img read more