Southland Gives Back: Stephen F. Austin

first_imgAs part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Thanks to the efforts of Stephen F. Austin’s Student-Athlete Advisory Council, over 100 toys were gathered up at no fewer than five SFA games throughout the fall semester which will be distributed to the greater Nacogdoches community as part of the Toys for Tots program. Later in the month of December, SFA’s group of SAAC members will be assisting the Nacogdoches Toys for Tots chapter by sorting and organizing the toys collected throughout the holiday season while dressed up as elves. As has been the case for multiple years past, SFA’s SAAC chapter – which is made up of 19 individuals from all of the ‘Jacks’ athletic teams – hosted a number of toy drives to assist in the collection of toys for the Toys for Tots program. Those four drives occurred in the Lumberjacks’ home football finale against Nicholls (Nov. 11), and men’s and women’s basketball doubleheaders on Nov. 16 and Dec. 2 with all individuals who brought new, unwrapped toys receiving free admission to the game. Through the past three years, over 1,700 toys have been collected as part of the efforts of SFA’s SAAC chapter.last_img read more

UIW’s Evans Earns Southland Men’s Tennis Weekly Award

first_imgHonorable Mention: Thomas Rodrigues, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Oleksander Podgursky, Nicholls. UIW (8-9, 2-0 SLC) fell twice to No. 24 Baylor but wrapped up the week with a 6-1 win over Southland foe New Orleans (4-10, 0-5 SLC) to remain undefeated in conference play. The Cardinals look to keep their perfect league record in tact when they host Lamar (4-11, 1-1 SLC) Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. Evans’ week was highlighted by an upset against the 63rd ranked-player in the nation, Bjoern Petersen, in the top line of the first match of a doubleheader with Baylor on Friday. The junior from San Antonio, Texas, won in straight sets 6-4, 6-3. He then faced his second ranked opponent of the day in game two against the Bears, pushing No. 39 Johannes Schretter past the six-point minimum in set two, just falling 7-5 in No. 2 singles after being defeated 6-1 in the opening set. Evans and doubles partner, Sebastian Mortier, defeated their New Orleans counterparts 6-4 to clinch the doubles point in Monday’s conference matchup. Evans then defeated the Privateers’ Federico Boscarino in straight sets 6-4, 7-6 (7-3) to keep the Cardinals unbeaten in league action. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Gabriel Evans, UIW – Jr. – San Antonio, Texas FRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Gabriel Evans is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. This is the first weekly honor for UIW since Feb. 13 when Francisco Bendana earned the award. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

NRL set to play 2019 match in US

first_imgMultiple media reports say the game is set to be played in the US, with planning already underway to make it a reality.It is likely that the two sides who play in the US would be given extended breaks on either side of the long trip in order to deal with the minimum 12-hour flight players would face in both directions.NRL CEO Todd Greenberg told Fairfax Media that planning was well advanced.”We’re in discussions about that now,” Greenberg said. “It’s a big landing process on a number of fronts. You need to work with the broadcasters, you’ve also got to work through travel, recovery. But it’s certainly on our radar.”The destinations in North America are available in a good broadcast timeslot, so that’s what we’re looking at. The ball is in our court in regards to scheduling and player workload. We’re actively working on that now for 2019 and 2020. Next year we could have teams playing for points in America.” If the game was played on the West Coast means cities including Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Diego and possibly even Las Vegas would be in the mix.As far as stadiums go, the NRL will have a plethora to choose from.From the 90,000 seat Rose Bowl in Los Angeles to dozens of smaller rectangular venues used by both professional and college teams, there is no shortage of options.last_img read more

PNG Open recognised with Queensland award

first_imgThis comes under the Queensland Golf Industry Awards.The award was today presented to SP Brewery for the year’s SP Export Radler PNG Open.Speaking at the event, president of the Royal Port Moresby Golf Club, Mark Stallard said the PNG Open is a tournament that is played at a very high standard and this continues to lift every year.He said the PNG Open has now moved up to Tier 2.Managing director of SP Brewery Stan Joyce said the award was a result of hundreds of thousands of kina invested into the sport of golf plus team work over nine years.“This just goes to show that in terms of sports, we can do it just as good as anyone else and get the right results,” said Joyce.This year’s SP Export Radler PNG Open will take place this month from the 21st-24th.last_img

De la Fuente puts Ramos, Piqué in the prelist for Tokyo … and the rest of Primera

first_imgLuis de la Fuente has already sent the prelist for the Olympic Games, although no conclusion can be drawn. In her they are Ramos, Piqué, Navas… and the rest of Spanish players of First. The same happens with those of Second and with those who play abroad. There are also many Spanish footballers of the subsidiaries that play in Segunda B.The final list of 18 players must leave this prelist. No player who is not in it, whether under the age of 23 or older, cannot go. An important restriction, although with small print: there is no limit of soccer players. Therefore, De la Fuente has decided to include everyone so as not to close doors and also not to give any clues.In the final list only 18 players can appear and only three of them can be over 23 years old (the tournament is for those born from 1997). The decision on the three elders that will go is not taken, although very sharp. If everything goes normally, there will be three of the nine born in 1996 who were European Under-21 champions last summer (Sivera, Junior, Aguirregabiria, Fabián, Merino, Roca, Ceballos, Pedraza and Fornals). Today Ceballos, Fabián and Merino leave with advantage over the rest. Therefore, the possibility of going Ramos, Piqué, Navas or any of the players who have publicly expressed their desire to attend is remote. De la Fuente said in a recent interview with AS that “it doesn’t close the door for anyone.” It is true. There are seven months left until the Games and the picture can change a lot. There is an especially sensitive position: the center forward. There only Borja Mayoral is fixed and does not have much else to choose from De la Fuente among those under 23 who play regularly in First. Therefore, the coach knows that there may be the circumstance of having to take advantage of someone older than 23 who was not a champion last summer. But it is a possibility to which, in principle, it will only resort in case of necessity. If not, the exceptions will leave the group of nine players mentioned above …last_img read more

This is Cazorla’s leg

first_imgSanti Cazorla has not been able to exercise today with Villarreal as a result of the discomfort he has in his right leg. The Spaniard suffered a strong entry from Ander Capa, who in the assessment of Medié Jiménez and Gil Manzano (VAR) was only punished with a yellow card, which caused Villarreal’s anger.The image of Cazorla’s leg shows the roughness of the Bilbao soccer player’s entry and serves Villarreal to reaffirm his protests over the decisions taken by the referee and the VAR in his match against Athletic. Villarreal understands that Capa’s entrance was not willing to harm, although it was not judged accurately by the members of the party. This action is one of those protested by Villarreal in the letter he has issued to the Technical Committee of Referees.last_img read more

Living 957 minutes to the limit

first_imgFrom the already far away Espanyol-Mallorca On Matchday 23, on February 9, the tension accumulated over one of the most determining positions, the axis of the rear. That day, the day of the first and only parakeet victory in Cornellà-El Prat, Leandro Cabrera saw his fourth yellow card of the season (the other three he had received as a Getafe player), which left three of the central four on the verge of suspension.Oddly enough, it has remained that way until today, and at least until LaLiga resumes in the best of cases. And that in the last days Espanyol suffered expulsions such as that of Víctor Sánchez in Seville and that of David López in Valladolid. Up to 481 minutes Bernardo Espinosa endured with four yellow cards to his credit, since he saw her in the final stretch of Espanyol-Athletic on January 25. Those of Leandro Cabrera were 380, having been a starter and playing it all since his arrival on the winter market. And the third central in discord, Fernando Calero, had played 96 league minutes on the verge of sanction since he was booked, even with Pablo Machín on the bench, in the fateful Leganés-Espanyol. Between the three complete the 957-minute club living on the edge, what has a considerable merit It is a team that has been fighting at all times for permanence, with nerves on the surface. The only central defender who is not noticed is Naldo Gomes, who has not played since his gross mistake at Granada-Espanyol. Lluís López left in January on loan to Tenerife and David López has returned with Abelardo Fernández to his habitat in the midfield.last_img read more