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Josh Delaney’s OT Performance Earns Sam Houston State Guard Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State guard Josh Delaney is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior shot 61.5 percent from the field and averaged 20.5 points and seven assists per game in a pair of overtime wins by the Bearkats, who claimed at least a share of the regular-season Southland Conference title. It marks the program’s first championship since 2009-10 and the fourth conference title since joining the league in 1987-88. Delaney and the Bearkats face a road test against New Orleans at 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning home to host Central Arkansas at 6:30 p.m. Saturday. With a win in either contest, Sam Houston State would clinch the Southland regular-season crown outright.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Josh Delaney, Sam Houston State – Senior – Guard – Harker Heights, TexasIn a thrilling 119-113 double-overtime win over Houston Baptist on Saturday, Delaney tied his career high with 30 points, including 13 in the final 10 minutes of play. He nailed six of eight tries from beyond the arc, all eight of his free-throw attempts and added a team-high seven assists. After the Huskies scored the first six points in overtime, Delaney scored 10 straight for the Bearkats with a pair of treys, a layup and two makes from the charity stripe in the final 30 seconds to force a second overtime. He hit his final three-pointer with 3:33 to play in the second extra period, giving Sam Houston State the lead for good at 113-110.Earlier in the week, Delaney was one of five Sam Houston State shooters in double-digits in an 84-74 overtime victory over Nicholls, finishing with 11 points and a team-high seven assists. In the overtime period, he blocked a three that could’ve cut the lead to two and assisted a Kai Mitchell layup on the other end to help the Bearkats go ahead 75-68.Honorable Mention: Nick Garth, Lamar; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Kareem South, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Southland 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.last_img read more

“Messi is the only one who can make a difference in the Classic”

first_imgJuan Antonio Pizzi (7-6-1968) played two seasons at Barça and lived the first global Classics, which faced Madrid’s Roberto Carlos, Suker, Seedorf and Mijatovic against Barça de Ronaldo, Figo or Giovanni. Pizzi’s memory, however, is inevitably associated with the goal he made to Atlético. “They still pay me for meals in Barcelona. That’s for 5-4, they tell me.” In his already extensive, vibrant and fruitful career as a coach, he has the tremendous merit of being a winner of the Copa América with the Chile of Arturo Vidal, current Barça player. Pizzi chatted with AS.-Why about Lizard? -That was born in Tenerife. There was a cartoon that was Lizard Juancho. They told me Juanchi and there was a journalist who used the Lizard thing. And there he stayed.-What did it mean for you to play a Classic?-The Madrid-Barça derby is the most transcendent game that can be played worldwide.-Use derby, not Classic. Out of respect for the Boca River Superclassic?-It’s a matter of terminology. The important thing is the importance it has. Playing those games is indelible and that game is increasingly seen in South America. In part, of course, thanks to Messi.-You did not score in a Classic, but in the Bernabéu.-Yes. In the Cup final. Betis came very well, very well. And it was 2-1 up. Then Pep got a good center and I finished it off. We were able to go to extra time and lift the Cup.-But his most famous goal in that Cup was not that of the final.-That goal (5-4 at Atlético de Madrid in one of the most famous comebacks in the history of the Cup) meant a lot of things. More than 20 years have passed and they still pay me meals in Barcelona. I’m eating in a restaurant, I ask for the bill and they tell me: you don’t pay today. This is for 5-4. I think that sometimes one is not aware of the dimension of football and, in this particular case, the joy that I could give people. I will always be grateful to the people of Barcelona for their treatment.-Let’s go to the Classic. From your current prism, which is no longer a player but a coach, how do you see it?-I think that Barça has been changing its historical style in recent months, but I think that against Madrid will not happen. It seems to me that Barça will have a lot of ball circulation, that it will set the tone in the game and that Madrid will be doomed to tow. The European defeat I think can also be an important factor. It has been a hard stick. It is an important blow for Madrid. I see a Barça that arrives more strengthened, who has an emotional advantage and who has the only player who can make a difference in the match, Messi. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of February 28, 2020center_img – Do you think that Barça should play a game with four midfielders?I am not nomenclatures. That is clichés of journalists, and also of us coaches. Today, the systems are elastic, like the versatility of the players. I have seen laterals play with the Barça el Clásico. What I do believe in is the numerical part. And Barça’s style is more adapted to people who come by surprise, so I think it will use one more player in the center.-Well, if he plays with four midfielders, Braithwaite will not start. He has arrived at Barça with a revulsive role, basically the one you had that he had. What should Braithwaite do in your opinion, to be useful to Barça and win over people as revulsive?– Humble and intelligent. Humble to know that he arrives at a top-level club with tremendous players and that he has to play his role. And smart to know that he does not compete with anyone, but should take advantage of his minutes.-How did you do it to be Ronaldo’s revulsive?First, knowing that I was not Ronaldo’s revulsive, but his partner. I had 15 or 20 minutes to visualize what I could do to revolutionize the game. For that I needed my colleagues to trust me. And that was done by convincing them with actions that you did not seek your good but that of the team. It was interesting. In the end, that affected the good of the team and mine, because if I was able to give the team what it demanded, I played the next game more.-I wanted to ask about Vidal. You directed him as a coach of Chile. Here in Barcelona he is a discussed player. How would you defend it?– It seems unnecessary to defend him. He does not need it. And it is clear that, for all that he does, he is an indispensable footballer. He is a born winner and deserves to be considered as such. He is a player that perfectly complements other players with another style in Barça.-What would you give to lead a Classic as a coach?They are matches with little access for coaches. It is difficult to be in Madrid or Barça. That’s why I ask Zidane and Setién to enjoy it.– That Setién was appointed coach of Barça without having directed any great motivates him?-I see it as an opportunity presented to him. His career as a coach, his style and philosophy of play, enable him to be in Barça.-I just finished with a curiosity. You, in 1996, in the Sánchez Pizjuán Bobby Robson made him enter the field as revulsive. However, Barça stayed with ten, had to remove a striker and took away from you instead of Ronaldo. You threw in a towel and a good mess could form. After the game, Robson said: “I had to remove a striker, Pizzi or Ronaldo. My choice was Pizzi.” Now that you are a coach, do you regret that?-I remember perfectly. I still regret that action. Sometimes it is difficult to control that mood and frustration. I try that the soccer players understand that and that they put themselves in that situation but it is not simple.– Has it happened to him like technician?That way. If it happened to me, I would have to find some solution to twitch my footballer as little as possible.last_img read more

Atlético turns to help in the COVID-19 crisis

first_imgThanks to the Foundation @Atleti for its very important contribution to health in Madrid. Its president Enrique Cerezo has sent us this and a campaign of donations from its partners and players. Thank you!– Isabel Díaz Ayuso (@IdiazAyuso) March 25, 2020Thanks from Isabel Díaz AyusoThe President of the Community of Madrid, Isabel Díaz Ayuso, wanted to take advantage of her account Twitter to thank Atlético for their contribution. “Thanks to the @Atleti Foundation for their very important contribution to health in Madrid. Its president Enrique Cerezo has sent us this and a campaign of donations from its partners and players. Thank you!”. Atlético urges all its collectives and its entire social mass to help as much as possible to buy all the sanitary material to help in the area of ​​Spain most affected by COVID-19, which is the Community of Madrid. One hundred percent of the donations will go directly to the Red Cross account to help the Madrid community.Beyond the financial contribution that the club has made to the project, the players and other members of the club endorse the action and unite to support the campaign of Simeone, the Foundation and the Red Cross to raise funds to buy medical supplies for the Madrid’s community. Atlético turns to COVID-19. The Madrid club knows the difficulties that Spain is going through and wants to take advantage of all the strength it has as an institution to help others. Atlético is enhancing all its efforts through the campaign that Simeone is performing with the Red Cross.#LODAMOS TODO is the rojiblanco coach’s campaign and the club understands that the Red Cross is the best organization to channel all aid. Atlético has made an important financial donation and is going to pour all its energy in promoting the benefits of this campaign through their social networks.center_img CCC 00491892672910379703 / I.B.A.N ES8800491892672910379703 / BIC BSCHESMM HOLDER OF THE SPANISH RED CROSS ACCOUNT.Atlético will carry out promotional messages for the campaign across all levels of the club: first-team players, Feminine, Academy, managers, legends … for Atlético fans and citizens in general to join. In the Wanda Metropolitano, without going any further, there will be images related to this campaign.last_img read more

Cruz, Standhardinger apologize to team; Chot says incident ‘no big deal’

first_img“I think it was a learning experience for him,” Reyes said of Standhardinger, whom he ordered back to the locker room – in full view of the fans – with 4:55 left on Thursday night against Iraq. “He had to learn things the hard way.“But,” he repeated. “It’s no big deal. We’re not even making a fuzz out of it.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSEnd of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legendSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’Reyes was willing to lose the game against Iraq after Cruz and Standhardinger were caught by game officials giving out cheap shots in obvious retaliation to physical plays earlier in the game.The firebrand coach recalled both to the bench and never put them back in. Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Kawhi Leonard, Clippers rally to beat Pelicans McGregor blasts Cerrone in 40 seconds in UFC return Indian national gunned down in Camarines Sur TAIPEI – The Gilas Pilipinas locker room was as normal as it could be early on Friday afternoon, as Carl Cruz and Christian Standhardinger apologized for their physical plays the game before and coach Chot Reyes dismissing everything as “no big deal.”“It’s no big deal for us,” Reyes said a few minutes before giving Gilas Pilipinas final instructions for a critical Jones Cup Invitational clash with Atletas All Stars Lithuania at Taipei Peace Basketball Hall here.ADVERTISEMENT 787 earthquakes recorded in 24 hours due to restive Taal Volcano MOST READ End of his agony? SC rules in favor of Espinosa, orders promoter heirs to pay boxing legend OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Durham tells Meralco teammates: Remember the pain of losing to Ginebra “I don’t like the extra stuff that my other guys did that’s why I took them out of the game,” Reyes had said on Thursday after an 84-75 win. “There’s a fine line between being tough and being downright dirty and that’s not us.“That’s not Gilas basketball,” he said.Cruz owned up to starting it all when he planted a forearm at the back of the head of Navid Khajehzadeh after biting into the 7-foot center’s fake under the basket.The hit left Khajehzadeh on the floor for a while as referees tried to separate members of both teams for entangling further.Standhardinger, after several plays, then gave out a cheap shot on Dhulfiqar Al-hchaimi while both teams were going back to their respective benches for a TV timeout. He was whistled for a second deliberate foul resulting in his ejection.ADVERTISEMENT Marcosian mode: Duterte threatens to arrest water execs ‘one night’ ‘I’m out!’: PewDiePie releases last video before taking break from YouTube LeBron James scores 31 points, Lakers beat Rockets LATEST STORIES Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks PLAY LIST 01:40Filipinos turn Taal Volcano ash, plastic trash into bricks01:32Taal Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

Senators Emerge Tight-lipped, Stone-faced after 2-hour Executive Session

first_imgLawmakers are not taking kindly to what they consider a half-hearted attempt by President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf to appease (quiet down, calm down) them for ‘misbehavior’ by one of her lieutenants: the Chief of Police, Chris Massaquoi.Senators seem dissatisfied with a recent communication from President Sirleaf, concerning their call on her to take strong and appropriate action against Massaquoi, for what some have referred to as juvenile behavior .It may be recalled that President Sirleaf recently wrote the Senate replying a communication sent her in which that body complained of Director Massaquoi “laying siege to the Capitol Building while the Senate was in plenary (full attendance).”President Sirleaf informed the Senate that she had written Director Massaquoi “a strong letter of reprimand (scolding  him) and…suspending him for two days to allow him time to write a letter of apology for personal presentated at a plenary sitting of the Senate.”Since that communication, lawmakers have been observed as having  assumed a non-cooperative stance with the Executive.That suggests that the Senators are divided over a decision they obviously have been mulling (considering, thinking about) in connection with reprimand they believe insufficient to discourage the Police Chief from misbehaving in the future.Yesterday’s unadopted agenda was loaded with several important items, among them discussion on the proposed Amendment to Elections Law; Report from the Committee on Banking and Finance; Report from the Ways, Means, Finance and Budget on the Act to Provide Fifteen Percent of the Fiscal National Budget for County Development; and a communication from Police Director Massaquoi.Other important items on the unused agenda included a report from the Committee on Banking and Currency on the confirmation hearing of Hon. Boakai S. Kamara, Deputy Governor for economic Policy-Designate, Central Bank of Liberia; and the much talked-about communication from the House of Representatives on the placement of US$73,000,000 in the 2014/2015 National Budget.Meanwhile, one of the older Senators confided to a few journalists that executive sessions are being convened to deliberate important national issues that need to be kept out of the media. “What is for the media and the general public, we discuss in plenary; what is for Executive Sessions remains exclusively so.”For the second time since returning to the Capitol Building from their Constituency Break on January 13, Accordingly, members of the 53rd Senate yesterday failed to conduct open plenary; instead,the presiding officer seized the proposed agenda and asked for an Executive Session to discuss pressing national issues.Every attempt yesterday to draw even the most press-friendly Senators to divulge  a gist of what is being discussed in executive sessions, failed to yield results.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

No need to change list if elections held before April 30 – PPP Commissioner

first_imgCourt-ordered Article 106 elections…voters’ list certified for 90-day constitutionally mandated period With the current voters’ list having been certified in October of 2018, a People’s Progressive Party nominated Commissioner at the Guyana Elections Commission (GECOM) is debunking claims that persons will be disenfranchised if elections are held in March or April.GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith LowenfieldThis pronouncement was made by GECOM Commissioner Sase Gunraj during a recent press conference. Gunraj explained that the voters’ list was refreshed by the Claims and Objections period.“The laws of this country provide for how and when a list must be refreshed. A list must be refreshed by a Claims and Objections period. After a list is refreshed in this manner, that list used to be valid for three months. Pursuant to a legislative change made by the National Assembly in 2018, the period of validity of list extended from three months to six months.”“As a consequence, that list would have been valid for a period of six months, which expires at the end of April 2019. There is no need, up to April 30, 2019, once elections are going to be held prior to that date, for any amendments whatsoever to be made to a list. That list is valid according to law.”According to Gunraj, the last date the voters’ list was certified was October 31, 2018. He noted that in the case where there is a valid list being used within the constitutional timeframe, it is disingenuous to say persons will be disenfranchised.Gunraj also made it clear that persons desirous of voting should make an effort to ensure they are on the voters’ list, in keeping with their constitutional rights.“Some persons have even gone so far as to say that their constitutionally guaranteed right to vote is being affected by not having registration. The Constitution guarantees you a right to vote if you are 18 years old, subject to conditions.”“One, you must be at the age of 18 at the qualifying date. Two, you must be registered to vote at the qualifying date. It is not the responsibility of GECOM to go and drag you to register. You have an obligation to yourself and a civic duty, one grounded in law, to present yourself for registration.”A recent protest held in GECOM’s vicinity, had featured persons supporting the call for new house-to-house registration. The Opposition party and its supporters have labelled this call ‘a ruse’ for delaying elections and have been calling for elections by March 19.At a press conference on Friday, GECOM’s Chief Elections Officer Keith Lowenfield had told the media that the secretariat is yet to receive instructions from the Commission to commence its elections preparations. In addition, it was claimed that the secretariat needs another 148 days before it is fully ready to host the constitutionally mandated General and Regional Elections.Gunraj and his fellow Commissioner Robeson Benn had both dismissed this timeline and made it clear that Lowenfield’s job was to get the election machinery rolling in keeping with the constitutional timeline.The parliamentary Opposition and other observers have accused Government of attempting to delay the holding of the constitutionally mandated elections following the passage of the No-confidence Motion of December 21, 2018.The three-month time frame in which the polls should be held was validated in a judicial interpretation by acting Chief Justice Roxane George, who declared that the December 21, 2018 No-confidence Motion was validly passed 33-32.The complaint has been that GECOM was unforthcoming about its preparedness for the mandatory elections despite being mandated by the Constitution of Guyana to hold elections within three months of the passage of a no-confidence motion. The Constitution provides for the President to announce a date for elections and not GECOM as is being touted. Since the passage of the No-confidence Motion, the Opposition has called out both Government and GECOM on what it described as delaying tactics.last_img read more

British Columbia Women in Energy Network to host local workshops

first_imgBCWEN is a non-profit organization and they have received funding from the federal government for a three year project that will look at how to increase the number of women employed in the Northern B.C. energy sector. According to BCWEN women make up 49 per cent of Canada’s workforce however, when it comes to the energy sector less than 25 per cent make up the work force, and that number dips lower when it comes to Northern B.C.The organization has launched two surveys to gather more information on the issue. One is targeted for employers, and the other for female residents in Northern B.C. Employers wanting to take part in the survey can do so by clicking here, and female residents working, or looking to work in the energy industry can do so by clicking here.For more information on the project or the workshops you can contact Sonja Profittlich by sending an email to: Advertisement –last_img read more

Man United blow? Barcelona to launch £40m raid for Old Trafford target

first_img1 Juan Cuadrado Barcelona are set to make a final offer of £40million for Fiorentina winger and Manchester United target Juan Cuadrado, according to Marca.The La Liga side have been chasing the Colombia international all summer and have now decided to make a take-it-or-leave-it bid for the Serie A star.Manchester United are also said to be admirers of Cuadrado, who was joint top of the assists charts at this summer’s World Cup with four.However, it is reported the 26-year-old would prefer a move to Barcelona to link up with the likes of Lionel Messi and Neymar.Barcelona are hoping to resolve Cuadrado’s future, one way or another, by the end of this week.last_img

Stoke blow! Potters target Axel Witsel reveals he could be tempted by Roma move

first_img Belgium international Axel Witsel is wanted by a number of clubs this summer 1 Stoke City target Axel Witsel has confessed he is tempted by the prospect of playing for Roma.The Belgium international is set to leave Zenit St Petersburg this summer after informing the Russian club he wants a new challenge.Stoke have already enquired after the player and manager Mark Hughes is keen to bring the midfielder to the Premier League.However Roma are also sniffing around the 27-year-old as they look to find a replacement for Miralem Pjanic, who has joined Juventus.And now they have been given a boost in their pursuit after Witsel admitted his tempted by a move to the Italian capital.“Roma? That wouldn’t be bad as a future destination,” Witsel told“To be honest, though, I still haven’t had any contact with the Giallorossi.”last_img read more

Nathan Carter makes dream come true for housebound Lifford woman

first_imgCountry music star Nathan Carter brought great happiness to a Lifford home last week when he paid a surprise visit to a special fan.Carter was in Donegal for the Clonmany Festival last weekend, but one fan got a private concert thanks to a viral social media post by a thoughtful neighbour.Sally Crossan from Porthall was left paralysed following a car crash three years ago. She is unable to leave her home, but always had a great love of Nathan Carter’s music. Hearing friends sing Nathan Carter songs always brought a smile to Sally’s face. Knowing that she cannot attend any concerts, St. Johnston woman Sarah McKean was inspired to write a post on Facebook inviting Carter to visit Sally and let her hear his voice in person.Thanks to the power of social media, the visit was arranged within hours, and Carter arrived on Thursday for an unforgettable meet and greet at Sally’s bedside.Nathan Carter visits Lifford woman Sally CrossanNathan even sang Sally’s favourite song ‘Wagon Wheel’ to a small audience of family members and Sally’s husband Johnny.“I’ve never seen someone’s face light up so much,” Sarah told Donegal Daily. “Nathan came into the house with a huge bouquet of flowers. He said he was just passing through and thought he’d drop in a little present.“He held Sally’s hand the whole time and chatted to her. Sally can’t respond but she smiled the whole time.“Before going, Nathan gave her a kiss and she was absolutely delighted.”Sarah said she had never met Sally before this day, but knew Sally’s friends who would often visit to sing to her.“My friends said they haven’t a note in their heads but Sally always smiles when they sing. I thought wouldn’t it be lovely to get Nathan to go see her.” “There was no harm in trying”, said Sarah.Nathan Carter, Sally Crossan, and Sarah McKeanSarah posted her wish on Facebook on Tuesday, and within two hours she had got in contact with Carter’s management and had the visit all arranged.“The visit really made all her dreams come true,” said Sarah.“Nathan’s management said they were going back to Sally’s the next day to take her some DVDs and Nathan merchandise. They were amazing!,” she added. Writing about this special day in the Sunday World, Carter said: “It was lovely to see the delight in Sally’s face when I walked into the room with a big bouquet of flowers for her.Carter said it was an honour to meet Sally, Johnny and her family, and asked fans to join him in sending best wishes to Sally during this difficult time in her life.Nathan Carter makes dream come true for housebound Lifford woman was last modified: August 15th, 2018 by Rachel McLaughlinShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:LiffordNathan Carterlast_img read more