Month: May 2020

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

Emery now favourite for sack race after Pochettino axing at Spurs

first_imgUNAI EMERY is now the bookies favourite to be the next Premier League manager sacked.It comes after Tottenham last night axed Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, and brought in ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho as replacement.2 Unai Emery favourite to be the next Premier League manager sackedCredit: Getty – ContributorNow under-pressure Emery is the favourite to follow Poch out of North London, according to Ladbrokes.The Spaniard – who has managed just four wins in 12 league games this season – is 5/4 to be fired.SunSport revealed Gunners bosses will give Emery until the new year to turn the club’s form around, as they sit sixth, eight points adrift of Champions League football.Southampton manager Ralph Hassenhuttl is just behind, with odds of 11/5 to be sacked.The Saints are just a point above Norwich at rock bottom, managing only two wins so far this term.High-flyers Leicester equalled Manchester United’s record for the biggest Premier League win after they thumped Southampton 9-0 at St Mary’s this month.Sack race oddsUnai Emery – 5/4Ralph Hassenhuttl – 11/5Eddie Howe – 5/1Manuel Pellegrini – 8/1Ole Gunnar Solskjaer – 8/1Marco Silva – 14/1Daniel Farke – 16/1Quique Sanchez Flores – 16/1Brendan Rodgers – 25/1ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneArsenal NewsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsHOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGUNNING FOR ITArsenal predicted XI for Prem return with Chambers and Soares back trainingYOU BETTER BE-LIB ITSaliba ready to be an instant Arsenal star, reveals current boss PuelGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaLive BlogGUNNERS LATESTArsenal news LIVE: All the latest transfer updates from the EmiratesCurrent United boss Solskjaer was at 4/1 to be given the boot at Old Trafford, just after Newcastle recorded a 1-0 home win against the Reds.But seven points later and the Norwegian is 8/1 to be the next manager fired – with West Ham boss Manuel Pellegrini backed at the same price.We revealed the Hammers boss is working to repair a minor dressing-room division, in a bid to steer them well clear of the relegation zone – as they sit five points above 18th.2 Tottenham last night axed Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, and brought Jose Mourinho as replacementCredit: Getty Images – Gettylast_img read more

Spurs sign Lo Celso on permanent deal until 2025 as Eriksen finally joins Inter

first_imgTOTTENHAM have signed Giovani Lo Celso on permanent deal until 2025 – as Christian Eriksen finally completed his move to Inter Milan.Jose Mourinho pulled the trigger on the £45million option to make the Argentine’s loan deal permanent – with the news shared on Spurs’ Twitter.1 Spurs have signed Lo Celso on permanent deal as Eriksen finally joins InterWe are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of @LoCelsoGiovani from Real Betis to a permanent transfer. ✍️ Gio has signed a contract with the Club until 2025. #THFC ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2020 We can confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen who has today completed a transfer to Inter Milan.We wish you all the best for the future, @ChrisEriksen8.#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/O0CNKghOSv— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) January 28, 2020 MORE 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 yearAnd on Monday, Eriksen gave Inter fans a cheeky thumbs up and even posed for selfies after completing his deal with the Italian giants.Inter Milan have been busy this month, signing Ashley Young from Manchester United and Victor Moses on loan from Chelsea – while chasing another Blues star, Olivier Giroud.Lo Celso, on the other hand, has played 20 times in all competitions this season, scoring twice and generally impressing when given the chance.Christian Eriksen gives fans thumbs up as he competes switch from Spurs to Inter Milancenter_img View this post on Instagram SHIRT NUMBER 👕2️⃣4️⃣ Here’s the shirt number selected by @chriseriksen8! #WelcomeChristian #NotForEveryone #Inter #ForzaInter #Eriksen #Football A post shared by Inter (@inter) on Jan 28, 2020 at 5:30am PSTAlmost simultaneously, the Serie A giants confirmed they had signed Eriksen in a £17m deal after weeks of negotiations.In two separate posts, two minutes apart, Spurs revealed: “We are delighted to announce that we have exercised the option to convert the loan of @LoCelsoGiovani from Real Betis to a permanent transfer.”Gio has signed a contract with the Club until 2025.”They added: “We can confirm the departure of Christian Eriksen who has today completed a transfer to Inter Milan.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Man Utd, Arsenal and Spurs vs Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100″We wish you all the best for the future, @ChrisEriksen8.”Meanwhile, on their own Twitter, Inter added: “ANNOUNCEMENT: Milano: your elegance is about to meet its match.”Eriksen, 27, joins the San Siro side on a four-and-a-half-year deal.The Danish star was all-but frozen out under Mauricio Pochettino and Mourinho as he made it obvious he wanted a new challenge.🚨 | ANNOUNCEMENTMilano: your elegance is about to meet its match.👉 https://t.co/5NPAw5M3Xj#WelcomeChristian #NotForEveryone ⚫🔵 pic.twitter.com/on6q0fIVvP— Inter (@Inter_en) January 28, 2020last_img read more

Cherry-Evans ‘very disappointed’ by Origin snub

first_imgCherry-Evans has not added to his six Origin appearances since 2015 and the Sea Eagles captain’s wait will extend to another year after he was snubbed in favour of debutant Ben Hunt for next week’s game three against New South Wales in Brisbane.The 28-year-old half-back’s fine form at NRL level saw him emerge as a possible replacement for injured star Johnathan Thurston but Maroons head coach Kevin Walters turned to untried Broncos player Hunt for the do-or-die clash on July 12.Speaking about his snub on Tuesday, Cherry-Evans said: “I understand the decision but [I am] very disappointed personally.”I knew obviously through the injury of JT that there was an opportunity available and over the past couple of weeks and throughout the year I have tried to put my best foot forward to get back in the Origin arena.”It’s not to be this series so I can move forward pretty quickly knowing that there is no more Origin to be played after this game and look forward to the rest of this season with Manly.”Just understanding that there was an opportunity available and I was in the mix – I wasn’t naive to the fact that I was in calculations, so missing out hurts more than not being in contention at all.”When I walked away from last season I made it a personal goal to make sure I put myself back in contention for these sorts of sides and I feel like I have done that and it would have been nice to seal it off with a spot.” Photo: Getty Images (Manly Sea Eagles star Daly Cherry-Evans)last_img read more

Nova too good for Lasallians

first_imgNova has proven too good in the Capital Rugby Union competition,  adding another win to the score board.The powerhouse team defeated Lasallians 34-19 in the A Grade division in round four of the competition.Nova was on fire in the first half, scoring four tries and converting only one while Lasallians struggled to score as they trailed terribly at half time 21-0.Lasallians fired back in the second half,  scoring three tries and converting two of them.However these couldn’t save them from defeat after Nova’s forward pack were on target,  scoring two more tries 10 minutes to full time 34-19.In other matches, Spartens thrashed Juggernauts 26-0 while in the B Grade division Wanderers thrashed Brothers 22-0, University whipped Valley Hunters 20-0, Juggernauts defeated Spartens 22-7 and Crusaders pounded  Chiefs 29-0.In the U19 division Spartens beat Juggernauts 19-5 and Brothers scraped home against Wanderers 7-5, while in the women’s division Wanderers beat Vikings 12-7 and Spartens thra shed University 32-0.In the Premier division University defeated Spartans 38-26 and Wanderers whipped North Harbour Vikings 29-0.last_img read more

Kukis may be forced to find opponents

first_imgThe Cook Islands were one of five Pacific countries to contest the last World Cup but face a winner-takes-all playoff against Tonga in October to secure their spot in the 2017 event.The annual Pacific Test programme has been running for three years but the Kukis have so far missed out, with Fiji, Samoa, Tonga and Papua New Guinea all featuring in games.The President of Cook Islands Rugby League, Charles Carlson, says if the other Pacific countries won’t play them they will have to find teams that will.”That’s an issue that’s been addressed at the International Rugby League Federation – I do know that they’re coming up with a calendar leading up to the next World Cup. We’ve got a good squad – we participated in the World Cup and we’ve proven we will be competitive. If that’s the case we will have to look at countries like perhaps Italy and USA and other nations if it comes to that”.last_img read more

Telikom’s soccer competition hits a glitch

first_imgErema FC has launched an appeal to the NSL Board which has now force a delay in the competition for this weekend’s games.NSL Deputy Chairman Dan Kakaraya advised that owing to the appeal, the board has determined that the outcome to the request will have a bearing on the draw.“The nature of the appeal is yet to be disclosed as discussions on the subject is yet to be discussed with the franchise club,” Kakaraya said.Adding that, the NSL board will convene with the franchised party and media to clear the air on the matter of the delay.Moreover, the competition has been put off to another week pending the decision of amending the draw.“Unfortunately the appeal has caused that but the NSL board has secured the outcome as we want to give the party the right to a fair hearing,” he explained.The Deputy Chairman also apologised to the franchised owners and the stakeholders for the delay and urged that the delay will only be for one week.last_img read more

Boxing team tightens up for Rio

first_imgAnxiety is building as the event approaches, inspiring the young athletes to unload punching power in training sessions.Our boxers, all in their early 20’s are Thadius Katua 60kg, Charlie Keama 52kg, Andrew Aisaga 69kg and Jonathan Keama 69kg.They are also preparing for the AIBA Asia and Oceanic Continental Olympic Qualifying Comp in Qian’an in China later this month to determine their places in the Rio Olympics.For the lightweight division, Commonwealth Gold medalist, Thadius Katua (60kg) category will step into the ring with another big opportunity for his career.In the Flyweight division, silver medalist of the 2012 Canberra Olympic Qualifying tournament Charlie Keama 52kg, is also looking forward to feature in Rio.In the welter weight division, 2012 PNG Games Gold medalist Andrew Aisaga (69kg) is eyeing a spot while in the middle weight, Jonathan Keama 75kg wants the same.“They may look young but they are very humble and obedient when it comes to training and participating in,” Team PNG boxing Coach Joe Aufa said.Aufa also said they have been training hard with the facilities they have and the discipline that the boys are showing will definitely find them a place for the Olympics.They travel to China on March 23.last_img read more

Coasters cruise to 4 wicket win

first_imgIn the round 6 match in the men’s premier division, Pari batted first and finished at 9/116 batting out the full 20 overs.Pari’s Lister Oala top scored with 26 runs.It was Colin Amini who was the best of the bowlers for Coasters taking 3/12.In their run chase, Coasters’ openers, Chris Amini (14) and Nuana Nuana (44) made it look easy with a solid opening partnership.Coasters reached the target after 18.2 overs finishing at 6/119.In the other matches of the weekend, Badili edged out Poreporena by 5 runs while United thrashed Kempa by 8 wickets.The competition will now go into a two-week recess.last_img

Sports facilities not for use for political campaigns

first_imgThis is to avoid any political campaigns and rallies to be held inside these sporting grounds.Minister for Sports, Justin Tkatchenko says the PNG Sports Foundation Board chairman and management team have made the decision that no government sporting facility will be used for political purposes.“All intending candidate will not be using these facilities for political gain or campaign and that decision is final.”He says once these facilities are used for political campaigns, there will be a lot of rowdy people and rubbish and they can’t afford the facilities to be damaged or misused.“A blanket no-go on all sporting facilities in the country for political purposes as these facilities were built for sports and that’s how we want to keep it,” Tkatchenko said.last_img