Lamar’s Sullivan Named Southland Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar center Avery Sullivan is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday.  Sullivan recorded double-doubles in back-to-back games this week, leading the Cardinals (4-2) to a 1-1 record in their Big Blue Nation Showcase games: a 74-68 win over Utah Valley on Thursday and an 81-56 loss to No. 9 Kentucky on Sunday. LU returns to action tonight with a road game against UAB in their final BBN Showcase matchup. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Avery Sullivan, Lamar – Jr. – C – Pflugerville, TexasThe junior center scored a career-high 17 points and pulled down a career-high 14 rebounds at Utah Valley. Sullivan shot 7-for-11 from the field, dished out a pair of assists and swatted away three shots. Of his 14 boards, six came on offense and led to 11 second-chance points. The 6’8” big man continued to provide a dominant presence down low even against Kentucky, grabbing 13 rebounds to go with 11 points. He picked up another assist and recorded a steal against the Wildcats. Sullivan ranks second in the conference so far this season with 3.7 offensive rebounds per game.center_img Honorable Mention: Chudier Bile, Northwestern State; Hayden Koval, Central Arkansas; Zach Nutall, Sam Houston State.last_img read more

GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS

first_imgSecurity personnel at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows will log personnel allowed in those areas by name, date and time.Restricted Access to the Grandstand/Saddling Paddock:Only trainers and essential personnel licensed by the Florida Department of Business and Professional Regulation’s Division of Pari-Mutuel Racing who have horses running that day are allowed on the track in the afternoon.Essential personnel include racing officials as designated by the state, safety staff (ambulance drivers, track maintenance crew) and specialized janitorial staff to sanitize the facility. Stable cafeteria will remain open to serve essential personnel only.Users will be encouraged to carry out their food. Only horses racing and shipping from in-state training centers – and accompanied by essential, licensed personnel – will be allowed to the stable entry gates.Once at the stable entry gate, essential personnel will be tested by American Medical Response (AMR).Horses will only be allowed to enter the stable areas of Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. No wagering or food service available in the grandstand.Press Box will be closed.Official chart callers to use their designated office space only.Restricted Access to the Jockeys’ Room and Jockeys’ Room Protocol:Only essential personnel licensed by the state and jockeys scheduled to ride in races will be allowed in the Jockeys’ Room.All jockeys and essential personnel only in the Jockeys’ Room (including Valets and Clerk of the Scales) will have their temperatures tested daily. Anyone showing any signs of illness will be denied access to the premises.Jockeys’ Room lockers and workstations will be spaced a minimum of the required six feet apart.All jockeys will be required to wear riding gloves at all times.Jockeys are prohibited from any physical contact between themselves and others.Jockeys are required to leave the Jockeys’ Room immediately following their last ride.Sauna and extraneous facilities are closed. Showers will remain open and will be sanitized frequently throughout the day.Travel for jockeys will be restricted and a 14-day mandatory self-quarantine is in effect for all jockeys and personnel who have traveled internationally.Restricted Access to Stables and Morning Training:Only trainers with horses stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West, Palm Meadows and essential personnel licensed by the state who are responsible for the care of the horses (veterinarians, grooms, exercise riders, farriers) are allowed in the stable area.All personnel will be required to sign in and out each time they enter and exit the stable area. To limit outside exposure, no owners, media or fans will be allowed on the track.No guests, no exceptions. No congregating in any areas.Walking ring is closed to everyone other than personnel required to accompany each horse to and from the saddling barn or racetrack. Jockeys will get on their horses in the saddling barn, not the paddock, and proceed directly to the racetrack for the post parade and warm up.All starting gates will be disinfected between every race and all gate crew will be required to wear gloves and will have no physical contact between them.Additional sanitation and handwashing stations have been installed at Gulfstream Park.center_img Escalated cleaning schedules throughout relevant facilities, including a focused sanitization on high touch areas such as doorknobs, buttons, handrails, counter tops.All non-essential personnel will not be permitted on grounds. Non-essential personnel to be prohibited includes all public service employees (e.g., food service, wagering tellers, ushers, admission staff). All public areas of the grandstand will be closed for morning workouts, including all private clockers. GULFSTREAM PARK ANNOUNCES NEW HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLSRACING TO PAUSE FRIDAY AND RESUME SATURDAY FOR JOCKEYS’ ROOM UPDATE HALLANDALE BEACH, FL- March 19, 2020  At Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows, the health, safety and welfare of every person and every horse in our community is our top priority. With that in mind, Gulfstream Park will suspend racing for one day, Friday, March 20, to update its protocols in a number of areas, including the Jockeys’ Room. Racing is scheduled to resume on Saturday, March 21.Last week, Gulfstream Park took strict measures to limit exposure by closing the facility to the public for live racing and simulcast. Gulfstream Park has operated in full compliance with all government and local health orders, while ensuring the protection of the essential personnel that care for the over 3,200 horses that are stabled at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.The following protocols have been implemented at Santa Anita Park, Golden Gate Fields and the Maryland Jockey Club and are now in force at Gulfstream Park, Gulfstream Park West and Palm Meadows.Controlled Access and Documentation:Following recommended guidelines by health and government authorities, limited gatherings will be enforced in compliance with current recommendations for social distancing. These specific areas include the Receiving Barn, Saddling Barn, Jockeys’ Room, Grandstand, Track Kitchen, Morning Clocker Stands.last_img read more

Arsenal fans to set up GoFundMe page to show banner of nude Campbell at Spurs

first_imgAnother suggested: “Needs to be flown on the back of a plane to be taken seriously.”A third added: “Let me know when you’ve set it up.”Premier League football has currently been postponed until April 30, but the season is set to be pushed back once again with an emergency meeting to be held later today.Premier League team pushing outlandish proposal to finish season in China ahead of showdown meeting During the 2000/2001 season Campbell insisted he would be signing a new deal with Spurs, but instead he was announced as an Arsenal player in a shock press conference as he walked out alongside Arsene Wenger.The now Southend boss went on to earn legendary status at Arsenal, as he helped the club to Premier League and FA Cup glory in his first year, before winning the same domestic cup a year later.And he was a key figure during their 2003/04 Invincibles campaign that saw the club win the league unbeaten, and he even helped himself to another FA Cup the following term.Campbell even broke the deadlock in the 2006 Champions League final against Barcelona, but the Gunners couldn’t hold on to their lead as they eventually lost 2-1 in Paris.To further rub salt in their wounds of Spurs fans, an Arsenal fan account – that boasts over 58,000 followers on Twitter – has proposed an idea to show off Campbell in his birthday suit at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium once the football season resumes.Posting a picture of a nude Campbell, he tweeted: “Going a bit stir crazy now, so seriously considering setting up a GoFundMe account to get a huge banner of this made for Spurs away – whenever it takes place.”Unsurprisingly fans were loving the idea, as one user said: “I am more than happy to chip in for this!”2MOST 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 CelticCORONAVIRUS 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. 2TOTTENHAM fans could be greeted by the sight of a naked Sol Campbell during their derby clash against Arsenal once the football season resumes.Gunners supporters continuously taunt Spurs over their former skipper who ran his contract down in 2001 before joining the red half of North London on a free transfer.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesGoing a bit stir crazy now, so seriously considering setting up a GoFundMe account to get a huge banner of this made for Spurs away – whenever it takes place pic.twitter.com/BhjZmmfCHp— REDaction Gooners (@REDactionAFC) April 1, 2020last_img read more

Calls for Prem clubs to be BANNED from transfer window if they furlough staff

first_img3PREMIER LEAGUE clubs using government money to furlough staff continue to face a huge backlash with some now suggesting they should be banned from the transfer window.Liverpool, Tottenham, Newcastle, Norwich and Bournemouth have all announced plans to place non-playing staff on the job retention scheme, using taxpayers’ money to pay 80 per cent of employees’ salaries up to £2,5000-a-month.“If a club goes to the government for a handout that the taxpayers will have to pay…”“They shouldn’t be able to do transfers. No transfer window for you!”“Not a single club would do it if they couldn’t do business.”@GeorgieBingham’s plan to stop clubs furloughing pic.twitter.com/RvCCVMA1Uo— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) April 5, 2020 Given the vast sums of money present in the top-flight, be it as transfer fees, players’ wages or TV rights contracts, many feel the help is not meant for them.And talkSPORT host George Bingham has now voiced one popular plan for those teams to be thrown out of the coming transfer window.The presenter told Monday’s show: “Let’s not mince our words on this, if a club goes to the government for a handout that us the taxpayer will be required to make up in the long run, no club should be allowed to do transfers going forward.”If they’re so poor they can’t afford a million pounds on their wage bill to support their low-paid workers, which they should do by the way, they shouldn’t be allowed to have transfers.”No transfer window for you, sorry, if you’re that poor: you don’t need it.”Similar calls have been made to punish clubs not doing in the bit in the crisis via a ‘windfall tax’.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.The actions of somes clubs comes in direct contrast to a growing number of players making important contributions to those in need, such as Liverpool captain Jordan Henderson and his plans to create a fund to help players directly donate to the NHS.Although Norwich and Bournemouth are both in a relegation battle, and the Cherries’ main non-playing earners such as Eddie Howe are taking a pay cut, there are growing concerns that football is giving itself a bad reputation in the coronavirus crisis.Spurs and Liverpool, who contested last year’s Champions League final, are both incredibly wealthy clubs who made world-record profits when announcing they had respectively banked £113million and £125m in 2017/18.In addition, Newcastle made £18.6m that year, the latest official accounts to be released, although owner Mike Ashley is already considered by Toons fans to be notoriously stingy when it comes to the market.Therefore it is little surprise clubs including Manchester City and Leeds are making a stand by confirming they will not use the furlough scheme.Neighbours Manchester United are reportedly ready to announce their own plans to snub the government’s help, with talk of a 30 per cent pay cut for high-earning players.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesmost 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 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 himAnd Bingham added that clubs must do more to protect their players amid the pressure they are under to commit to a financial sacrifice.She stated: “Not a single football club in the country would go furlough if it meant they couldn’t do business if and when football resumes.”And that is why football looks really bad this morning.”Football looks bad for that and for, what I feel, is bullying players into rescuing football when football is a billionaire playboy industry owned by people who wouldn’t blink at a footballer’s wages and are doing nothing.”3 Liverpool have faced major criticism despite saying they will top up the wages of those staff furloughedCredit: PA:Press Association3 Tottenham are also taking advantage of the scheme, having spent £850m on a new stadiumCredit: PA:Press AssociationBurnley warn they will go bust if football lockdown does not end with £50m of revenue and TV cash on linelast_img read more

Foran says he is leaving Warriors

first_imgForan has told his teammates that he will not be staying at the club, but will move to Sydney to be closer to his children.Foran has been heavily linked with a switch to the Bulldogs.”It has been an incredibly tough decision to make but it has reached the point where I had to make a call and I’ve done that today,” Foran said in a statement.”I love it so much here at this club and I have so many people to thank for helping me to get my life and my football career back on track.”I really wanted to find a way of staying and spending more time here because it’s so good being around the boys and the people here. Every day I have a smile on my face when I come to training.”But, in the end, it came down to my kids and what’s best for them. I need to be back in Sydney to be closer to them.”Before I do there’s plenty to do here. I want to finish here as well as I possibly can. We can do something this year and I want to play my part in that.”Warriors managing director Jim Doyle said Foran’s decision is understandable.”Of course, we would have liked Kieran to stay longer and we looked at ways of making that possible,” he said.”I know how much he likes it here and how much he wanted to extend his time but his kids’ welfare is paramount. We support him in what he has decided to do and wish him all the best.”For us, it has been great to see how far he has come getting his life back in order and now being in a position to be able to help the team on the field. He wants to finish the season strongly.”Doyle said the club had options to consider now Foran’s future has been clarified.”While we were hoping Kieran would stay we also knew there was a chance he would return to Sydney so we considered that in our planning,” he said.Since making his Warriors debut against Gold Coast on April 2, Foran has played in each of the team’s last five matches. His last outing against the Sydney Roosters on April 30 provided the 100th win in his 161 NRL appearances so far.Photo By: SCOTT BARBOUR/Getty Images (Kieran Foran looks set to be signing with the Bulldogs).last_img read more

Hunters Academy begins in NCD

first_imgFormer Lahanis captain and Hunters assistant coach Nigel Hukula said: “Basically, it’s a small training academy where youths from the Port Moresby Rugby League, between the ages of 16 to 20 years old, are invited to come.“They attend the basic tackling techniques, ball patterns and training drills which are conducted by our trainers and also, we give the opportunity to the players to conduct drills and training.“We believe it is important for young and upcoming rugby league players to acquire these skills and techniques given the fact that most of the boys are still in school but they also play rugby league,” said Hukula.”Marum, during his time with the Gurias, also set up a similar academy and a lot of the current Digicel Cup players and few Hunters players were part of that program.“It’s a pilot program and we are starting here in the Nation’s Capital but nothing big at the moment. We’ll just run it for a couple of months and see how it goes.”last_img read more

Athletic pardons Granada

first_imgVallejo left after the break to consolidate the defense with three centrals. The Granada left at nine o’clock at ten. The same facade one hour apart. He was no longer so oblivious to the running ball. But the sensations soon returned to Bilbao. Thus, in a foul, Athletic scored the second: it was the central Yeray, after lowering the ball with his chest like Aduriz, and finishing off the squad, but the referee canceled it out of the clear game of five players.Diego Martínez saw many problems to cover the shores of Yuri, Capa and Williams. This continued with their careers. There are rockets in Cape Canaveral with less power. Capa acquired prominence later. First with a shot that found Rui Silva’s paradón and then with a goal after a bite hit that slipped into the goal. But the referee checked it on the screen at the field level and as Williams was in the way hindering the line of sight of the goal, although without participating, he canceled it. Protests and local outrage.It was a new tsunami. Impotence wore white. That is why Soldier behaved like a juvenile and gave Íñigo Martínez a kick that erases him for the return due to the accumulation of reprimands. The same thing had happened to Dani García in the first part. Vallejo was a caramelito when he took him to the band Williams, who dislocated the hip of Zaragoza.Aduriz left to add more legend to the game, although the first thing he did was a card jump to get something out of his arm. The chances were an insult: 10-1. But in a minute, Granada, which ended up leaving two men out of the defense, had two. It served to add Simon to a magical night, yes, but unproductive. The lions pardoned a entrenched group. Any disconnection could be a detail that decided part of this first installment towards the end. In a moment of flickering from a visiting offside, Dani Garcia, the smartest in the class, threw a long pass to Williams, who lowered it with his shoulder (as determined by the VAR later), deployed his athletic exuberance and caught in cloths smaller after Granada. He left the pass in the middle for Muniain to score his first Cup goal. The best partners. There were no footsteps of Yangel and Gonalons. And he was as present in the game Soldier as his friend Aduriz, who was resting on the bench. That is, it figured but was not. The Granada coach was consumed seeing his team so shrunk in fifteen meters of his field. He chose to break the rojiblanco concert, similar vassalage, with a tactical change. He put three power stations, Domingos Duarte, Guzmán and Víctor Diaz, and the long lanes with Doors and Neva, to see if he pampered with the enemy managed to neutralize him. Or maybe it was just defending by piling up. The fact is that Muniain followed his own, to damage with his game between two waters, now by the medullary now by the balcony of the area. There was no way to curl it. And the team, come to throw diagonals, heels, triangulations … Overdose of faith. Granada gave its first warning and disappeared from the scene in the first half. It was through a deep Victor Diaz, who focused on Soldier. There the old wolf was walking with the cane ready, but the ball went off for a little. That was his latest news. Few could guess that the center of the rojiblanco field, poorly equipped to create, could connect with Muniain between lines and then devouring a Granada that did not wake up reservón, but that was hidden as a turtle gets into the shell because of fear before a flash.Indeed, the course changed to a quarter of an hour, with a wild stampede from the lightning bolts of Williams, a player in a state of grace. His enthusiasm is so contagious that he joined the Vesga party with a fist from outside the area that Rui Silva stopped on his way to the squad. Athletic quickly recovered, threw himself into the bush and put the Nasrids in the cave. There was no truce, the lions clearly marked their intentions. With Muniain as a violinist, in the harassment and demolition a group of green berets could be heard with strident trumpets in the assault of Rui Silva’s ranch. He was an Athletic in galley, as if it were the last five minutes. There were no crumbs of the Andalusian offensive front, even a couple of attempts to stop the storm with wasted time. As a quick kick in the rogue plan of Rui Silva, after injury to Doors, and who played after Williams theft, shortly before half a half of Diego Martinez was thrown over for not throwing it out. CardsDani Garcia (15 ‘, Yellow) Williams (28 ‘, Yellow) Soldier (64 ‘, Yellow) Aduriz (66 ‘, Yellow ChangesJesus Vallejo (45 ‘, Doors), Aduriz (66 ‘, Raúl García), Gil Dias (70 ‘, Machís), Saint Joseph (83 ‘, Dani García), Brice (84 ‘, Sundays Duarte) Everyone knew that at the end of La Cartuja he leaves, in the second leg, for Granada, which is also close and you can take a walk, but the first toll was paid in Bilbao. This most democratic Cup in recent years is the most desired. And everyone dreams of Seville on a beautiful April night. This was put Athletic and Granada in the first chapter of the semifinals. The lions played as the old king of the tournament, that throne off the throne by the irreverent Barça. In its stadium, with the honors of its centennial history. His football was to leave a finger of the final, but lacked definition and Granada, a survivor grabbed a stick in the middle of a tsunami, came out with a pulse and hopes to return the blow with the ‘New Los Cármenes effect’.last_img read more

The Madrid Open incorporates the Electronic Review in 2020

first_img“We’re very proud to have the risk of incorporating the Electronic Review to the Mutua Madrid Open. The revolutionary character has at all times been a trademark of our event and avant-garde, so the use of this know-how reaffirms our spirit. As well as, there isn’t a doubt that it is going to be an necessary further assist for the gamers, ”mentioned event director Feliciano López. “I can solely present my pleasure at this nice advance. We would have liked to have it on clay, and we’re very blissful to have it in the Magic Field. I need to spotlight the dedication of Madrid to at all times be at the forefront of know-how. ”The use of Electronic Review on clay is meant to enhance the accuracy of arbitration and was launched for the first time on the ATP Tour in onerous monitor in Miami 2006. From then on it was integrated to different surfaces, saved in clay, the place the protocol of permitting gamers to ask the chair decide to overview the mark throughout the matches had been maintained. Till this 12 months 2020. The Mutua Madrid Open and tennis on clay once more take a brand new step in direction of the future. At all times hand in hand with the vanguard, each gamers and followers can take pleasure in a historic occasion in the 2020 version of the Magic Field, incorporating For the first time this season the Electronic Review, the digital overview know-how on the floor on clay.The Electronic Review shall be accessible on the three predominant tracks of the event: Manolo Santana Stadium, Arantxa Sánchez-Vicario Stadium and Stadium 3, which even have a retractable roof. And they are going to be used in the particular person and double matches, in addition to in the earlier section in each the ATP males’s and the WTA ladies’s.The use of clay know-how, developed by FOXTENN, was formally accredited by the ATP final November 2019 and is on trial in some tournaments chosen by ATP and WTA. After an utility course of to use the Electronic Review, the Mutua Madrid Open shall be the solely ATP Masters 1000 and WTA Premier Obligatory class event, which has the risk to host this innovation on the European clay court docket tour in spring.last_img read more

De Jong, liquid in San Paolo

first_imgDe Jong will start this Sunday at the Bernabéu. Then, the best version of the Dutch will be expected again because everyone is aware that there is a pearl there. But he has to let go and express himself much more in the field. De Jong’s paradox is that everyone thought he was coming to give Barça a new march. But what he has had to do is take off a gear. De Jong touched the ball 51 times in San Paolo. Very far from the 134 of Busquets, named Man of the Match of the match, 69 of Rakitic or even 74 of Arturo Vidal. There was no sign of that vibrant player that broke lines with its conductions and that filled the Ajax game with freshness until it became the most fun team in the last Champions League. Instead of giving vitality to the team, De Jong has had to adapt to the pasty pace of veteran Barça, in which also Setién has radicalized the desire for possession. De Jong gave 43 good passes in Naples. Busquets made 110, almost triple. Indicate where the Barça game moved. Piqué and Umtiti gave 114 and 113 passes respectively. That means that the defensive triangle of Barça gave 337 touches, which added to the 77 of Semedo and the 49 of Junior would add 459 of the 724 that Barça gave, more than 63% of Barça’s passes. Frenkie De Jong went unnoticed by a soccer temple like San Paolo. Bad news and involution for a player who a year earlier, in the knockout stages of the Champions League, presented himself to the world against Real Madrid and in the quarterfinals dominated the tie against Juventus. Elected best UEFA European midfielder this summer, it is difficult to understand the secondary role in which De Jong is corseted, a player who looked happy and loose, seems to play with chains right now. In many games nothing weighs in the game. More concerned with not disturbing than otherwise, he limits himself to strictly fulfilling his tactical role.last_img read more