Month: May 2020

Rowe, Ramirez Crowned 2019 Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year

first_img Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Jaron Hamilton Central Arkansas Sr. Grand Prairie, Texas 3.82 Exercise Science Women’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Katy Whiteoak Lamar Jr. Manchester, England 3.95 History Julie Emmerson* Lamar Gr. Kenilworth, Warwichshire, England 4.00 Kinesiology Colton Gates Abilene Christian So. Aurora, Colo. 4.00 Engineering Men’s Cross Country All-Academic Second Team Gracie Hyde Central Arkansas So. Benton, Ark. 4.00 Exercise Science Women’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. AustinWomen’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Alia Henderson UIW So. Bandera, Texas 4.00 Government Briahna Gerlach* Abilene Christian Jr. Gakona, Ala. 3.55 Social Work Kelsey Ramirez* Stephen F. Austin Sr. LaPorte, Texas 4.00 Kinesiology Austin Zirkel Sam Houston State So. Medina, Texas 3.88 Criminal Justice Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Carnley Graham Abilene Christian Sr. Prosper, Texas 3.90 Nursing Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Matt Arnold Lamar Gr. Surrey, England 3.66 Kinesiology Isaac Vargas A&M-Corpus Christi Jr. Levelland, Texas 3.80 Electrical Engineering Meredith Clayton Stephen F. Austin So. Brenham, Texas 4.00 Mathematics Jack Gooch* Lamar Gr. Cardiff, Wales 3.90 Business Administration Name School Class Hometown GPA Major Arina Kleshchukova* New Orleans Jr. Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan 3.67 Hotel, Restaurant & Tourism Administration Marek Spriestersbach A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. Oberneisen, Germany 3.94 Mechanical Engineering FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Jordan Rowe and Stephen F. Austin’s Kelsey Ramirez are the 2019 Southland Conference Cross Country Student-Athletes of the Year, the league announced Thursday. In addition to the individual award winners, Academic All-Conference teams were also announced. All Southland yearly award winners are presented by Ready Nutrition.Rowe capped an incredible season with an appearance at the 2019 NCAA Championship in Terre Haute, Ind. The graduate student from Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England, began his 2019 postseason run with a first-place performance at the Southland Conference Championship, securing a First Team All-Conference selection and the league’s Athlete of the Year award along the way. Rowe then moved on to the NCAA South Central Regional meet where he took eighth place in the 10k event in Fayetteville, Ark. He went the distance and closed out his 2019 season at the NCAA Championships for the second-straight year, posting a 31:52.8 for an 86th-place finish. As a graduate student, Rowe is pursuing his degree in kinesiology and currently holds a 3.83 grade-point average (GPA).Ramirez claimed a runner-up finish at the 2019 Southland Championship, completing the 6k race with a time of 20:51.5 to push the Ladyjacks to a second-place team finish. The junior then followed up with a 20th-place performance at the NCAA South Central Regional Championship in Fayetteville, where she clocked in at 21:38.0 in the 6,000-meter event. Ramirez currently holds a perfect 4.0 GPA as a senior kinesiology major.Abilene Christian and Lamar lead the way on the men’s Academic All-Conference squads with three selections apiece, followed by Texas A&M-Corpus Christi with a pair of honorees. Central Arkansas and Sam Houston State each accounted for one selection to close out the roster.On the women’s side, four teams presented two selections apiece, including Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Lamar and Stephen F. Austin. UIW and New Orleans completed the women’s roster with one honoree each.There were a combined eight 4.0 GPAs among the men’s and women’s squads with two on the men’s side and six on the women’s side.Southland Conference All-Academic Teams are voted upon by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each school. Student-Athletes of the Year are voted upon by an awards committee which consists of one administrator from each member school. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted.To be eligible for all-academic distinction, an athlete must hold a minimum 3.00 cumulative grade point average through the semester prior to the sport’s championship, completed at least one full academic year at the nominating school prior to the current season, and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competitions during the most recently completed season.Student-Athlete of the Year nominees must hold at least a 3.20 GPA and have completed at least two years of athletic competition at the nominating institution.First Team All-Conference athletes (top five finishers at the Southland Cross Country Championships) who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic.Men’s Cross Country Student-Athlete of the Year: Jordan Rowe, Lamar Men’s Cross Country All-Academic First Team Erin Woodward Central Arkansas Sr. Little Rock, Ark. 4.00 Health Sciences – Physical Therapy Kevin Kipkosgei* Abilene Christian So. Eldoret, Kenya 4.00 Nursing Jordan Rowe* Lamar Gr. Frinton-On-Sea, Essex, England 3.83 Kinesiology Conner Miller Abilene Christian Jr. Carrollton, Texas 3.15 Financial Management * Automatic selection; 2019 First Team All-Conferencelast_img read more

Spurs complain to BBC over ‘disgusting’ racism claims on The One Show

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S lawyers have written to the BBC accusing producers of unfairly singling out Spurs for alleged racism during The One Show programme.The North London side have taken offence to a clip broadcast on the show that delved into racist allegations against Spurs fans aimed at Chelsea ace Antonio Rudiger in December.1 Chelsea star Rudiger (centre and inset) alleged he was targeted by a racist but no evidence was foundThe One Show episode was aired to mark Holocaust Memorial Day, with supporters of Tottenham – who have a prominent Jewish following – branding the segment as “disgusting”.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAccording to the Press Association news agency, Spurs are dissatisfied with the BBC’s response to their concerns about the episode and will not be commenting on the ongoing discussions.After being contacted by PA, the BBC conceded that it “did not make sufficiently clear” that no evidence of racism was found in the Rudiger case, after the Metropolitan Police and Tottenham both investigated the matter.In the episode, BBC religion editor Martin Bashir in a voice-over segment tells viewers that some in society use “football to express their racial hatred”.Spurs star Harry Kane speaks during the programme, where he is shown making comments about how people “did nothing” to intervene in the Nazi genocide, in part of a video made by the National Holocaust Museum.Following his words, the scene then immediately cuts to an aerial shot of the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, before showing images of December’s clash between Tottenham and Chelsea.During that encounter, play was halted after German defender Rudiger complained of monkey chants aimed at him from the stands.SPURS SHOCKRudiger’s Chelsea team-mate Cesar Azpilicueta then discusses the events from that day, as he states: “To have this kind of discrimination is very sad.”In that same game, a Chelsea fan was arrested for racially abusing Spurs winger Son Heung-min, though the segment failed to include that incident.Speaking to PA, Spurs season ticket holder Loraine Bergstrom labelled “misrepresentation” of fans as “disgusting” as she called for the BBC to apologise.She added: “The club was totally misrepresented during the whole report with cheap bad journalism by someone who hadn’t done any research.“Surely it would have been more beneficial to the report to have shown the England versus Bulgaria game where there was blatant racism.”Commenting on the clip that was aired, the BBC said: “We do not accept that this short film implied that Spurs had in any way ignored racist behaviour.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 summer“The report concerned a mural commissioned by Chelsea Football Club and a video produced by the National Holocaust Museum to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.“Harry Kane was featured as part of the video alongside other footballers and no reasonable viewer would have drawn the conclusion that this was about Tottenham’s response to the complaint of racist behaviour during the match between Spurs and Chelsea, or that Harry Kane was being critical of his Club or employers.“However, we acknowledge that the use of images of the Spurs v Chelsea match did not make sufficiently clear to the viewer the subsequent outcome of the police and club investigation and we will edit this section of the film.”Chelsea boss Frank Lampard responds to Jose Mourinho’s Rudiger accusationslast_img read more

Canes thrash Crusaders in pre-season hit out

first_imgJonah Lowe bagged a hat-trick as the visitors ran in seven tries to four in ideal conditions, with both teams using a host of different players.None of the All Blacks in both squads were available for the contest.It left Crusaders coach Scott Robertson to blood 18 players who are yet to experience Super Rugby, while Northampton-bound Hurricanes mentor Chris Boyd also surveyed his depth.There were no apparent serious injuries suffered.The next assignment for both teams is next week’s Brisbane 10s tournament.Meanwhile the Highlanders have thumped the NSW Waratahs 55-29 in Queenstown.The home team hit back to lead 33-10 by the end of the second third, scoring four tries in that period.They led 50-10 at one stage in the final term, but NSW rallied and finished with five tries.last_img

PNG targets gold in men’s basketball

first_imgThe home side is currently holding on to number one position after losing only one game against current champions New Caledonia.PNG has qualified for a spot in the top four regardless of the outcome of tonight’s game against Guam.Guam however must win this match to remain in the top three.PNG coach Joel Khalu said the team is excited and overwhelmed to be in the top four for a chance to grab a medal.“This is something that the PNG men’s program was unable to do before so it’s pretty exciting.”“Each game we’ve gotten better defensively and re-bounding wise which are our strength.”“We’ve been able to keep all the teams we played under 75 points so that’s a big goal for us going into the finals,” he said.He said they’re going to have their hands full playing against Guam tonight and it’s a huge challenge.“Guam has tall players but we will just continue to play our style and hopefully we are able to go out and put some pressure on them,” Khalu said.Basketball semi-finals will get underway on Saturday while the grand final is set for Sunday both at the PNG Power Dome.last_img read more

Aust keep unbeaten record in ITTF Oceania championships

first_imgFollowing on from wins against New Caledonia and New Zealand, the Australian men’s trio of Luke Cosgriff, Rohan Dhooria and Erny Tsao recorded 5-0 victories over Tahiti and Tuvalu, either side of a 3-2 success at the expense of Kiribati/Vanuatu.  The women’s team, comprising Madeline Goodsell, Peng Kaii and Sarah Tan, saw off the challenge of New Caledonia and New Zealand and made it four wins out of four after overcoming both Fiji and French Polynesia 5-0. New Zealand finished second in both the men’s and women’s team groups and will meet Australia in today’s gold medal matches. The Kiwis’ only defeats came against Australia. Tomorrow’s action is due to see the men’s singles competitors take to the tables for the first time as Oceania’s best players battle for berths at this year’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro. The top 20 players have been split into four pools of five for the round-robin preliminary matches. Australian number one David Powell is the top seed in group one, while compatriot Wade Townsend is in group two where his biggest threat will most likely be New Zealand’s Tengteng Liu. The man to beat in group three will be Australia’s Chris Xin Yan, whose team-mates Hu Hemming and Kane Townsend are both in group four. The women’s singles competition is due to start on Wednesday (March 23) with Australia’s Jian Fang Lay, Sally Zhang, Zhenhua Dederko and Melissa Tapper the number one seeds in the four groups. Tapper is aiming to become the first Australian to appear at both the Paralympics and Olympic Games. The 25-year-old appeared in the Paralympics at London 2012 and narrowly missed out on a bronze medal, losing in the third/fourth place play-off to China’s Lei Fan in the class 10 women’s singles. Tapper has Erb’s palsy, which has caused paralysis in her right arm, but is still ranked third among able-bodied players in Australia.last_img read more

2020, central year and renewal plan in the lead

first_imgThe front points to something more than finding a replacement for Luis Suarez. As it is already in the public domain, Lautaro Martínez It is now the great goal of summer. Because, whether or not Suárez continues, Barça will sign a nine. But the matter may not remain there. The possible return of Neymar, the interest in Dani Olmo and the emergence of Ansu Fati allows us to intuit a renewal plan in the front that could also mean the farewell of some heavyweight such as I trembled, which is on its way to closing its third season at Barça without justifying the money that the Barca club put on the table of Borussia Dortmund for his transfer. The goal of Barça is still to surround Messi as well as possible in his last years in the elite and, of course, names like Griezmann, Lautaro, Neymar, Dani Olmo or Ansu Fati don’t sound bad. Although that means taking a spotlight off a Luis Suarez who the other day hinted again that he would be happy to renew another year … The year 2020 will bring changes in Barça. New faces and, above all, the feeling of renewal. Although the club will try to squeeze as much as it can to its thirties because nobody has won more than them and few are still close to their level, it is time to face changes. The priorities of the Barça club in summer will be to seek a mid-term relief from Piqué and sign one or two strikers who along with Ansu Fati will renew the Barça attack front.The matter of defense is less urgent. Unless Piqué decides to advance his goodbye, an issue that does not seem after the last interviews the player has granted, in the club they consider that ‘Geri’ still has years of football. Even so, and as they tried with De Ligt the previous year, the relay must be prepared so that it gains time for adaptation. That signing a central is a priority also has to do with the little confidence (for the moment) in the progression of Todibo, which still looks very green; and doubts about the physical state of Samuel Umtiti, which has been crushed this summer but on whose left knee the threat of cartilage problem persists. In addition to Matthijs de Ligt, which will continue to be the objective of Barça despite the fact that its agent, Mino Raiola, goes around saying that the Barça club treated him “like a cheese”, the Barça team monitors other names among which they are Christensen, Chelsea center; Milenkovic, very high central of the Fiorentina; Y Diego Carlos, central of Seville and new discovery of Monchi that is marveling at Sánchez Pizjuán.last_img read more

Felipe warns of the derby: “An error can be fatal”

first_img“Since I arrived here, I think Atlético is a family, not only within the club, but also with its fans. If we are all together, we are on the right track”, added the central, which will start in the derby this Saturday at the Santiago Bernabeu stadium.If you want to see the Madrid derby live here you can check the available tickets:Real Madrid – Atlético de Madrid (Santiago Bernabéu). 01.02.2020 – 16.00h. Brazil’s Felipe Monteiro, defender of Atlético de Madrid, focused on Thursday “not to concede goals” as a key aspect of this Saturday’s derby against Real Madrid at the Santiago Bernabéu stadium, of which he pointed out that “a small mistake can be fatal”, apart from stressing that his team has to “take advantage of every second” and its “opportunities”. “I think that, above all, we should not concede goals, because that way we will be closer to victory. And Score goals and take advantage of the occasions we have, because it is not easy. We know that each match has its differences. And a small mistake can be fatal. You have to take advantage of every second and the opportunities, because in a game like this you can’t make mistakes, “he valued the rojiblanco club media.last_img read more

The Alavés suffered a flat tire midway to Madrid

first_imgThe team of Asier Garitano He left Vitoria at 4:30 p.m. and planned to arrive in the capital of Madrid four hours later. But He did it about half past eleven at night, that is, investing almost seven hours. There was a blowout on a coach wheel and, halfway, all players had to get off the vehicle to see if it could be repaired. In the end, it was decided to hire another bus and resume the march towards the capital of Spain. The wheel was destroyed and, in case it cannot be repaired tomorrow, Saturday, another coach will be sent from the capital of Alava. The trip has been much longer than expected but, considering that the crash is at 6:30 pm there is plenty of time to rest and prepare the commitment. It will be a very special match due to the return of Asier Garitano to Butarque.The Alaves He usually travels by plane, private charter from Foronda, but on this occasion it has been considered that it was feasible to get off the day before returning to Vitoria without arriving too late. It happens that the Baskonia (which also belongs to the sports group) has also traveled to Fuenlabrada today In a radius of just over 20 kms they will play both Saturday morning. The Alavés at 18.30 and the basketball team, two hours later.last_img read more

The sanction to the hostess agency of Godó is maintained

first_imgThe Superior Courtroom of Justice of Catalonia (TSJC) has ratified the penalty for discriminatory harassment based mostly on intercourse that Labor Inspection imposed in 2018 on the hostess agency Toté Vignau in the case of a bunch of girls employed throughout the celebration of the Godó Tennis Trophy.The TSJC social corridor has issued a ruling wherein it dismisses the enchantment filed by Toté Vignau in opposition to the judgment of the social court docket 17 of Barcelona on Might 2, 2019, which already confirmed the sanction of the Inspection. Additional, the excessive court docket condemns the firm to pay 500 euros to every of the opposing events in idea of prices attributable to its intervention. Labor Inspectorate of the Generalitat imposed in 2018 a positive of 25,000 euros to Toté Vignau for a really critical infraction contemplating {that a} discriminatory harassment of a bunch of girls employed for the 2017 version of the Godó Trophy of tennis, following a grievance by UGT.Throughout this sporting occasion, the hostesses had been compelled to work open air wearing miniskirts and quick sleeves regardless that it was raining and that the temperatures had been very low, and that some had spent the night time earlier than with a fever.last_img read more

Svitolina beats Govortsova and goes to the quarterfinals in Monterrey

first_imgThe British Johana Konta, second favourite to take the Monterrey Open, defeated German Tatjana Maria in the spherical of 16, ranked 61 in the WTA classification, 6-7 (4) and 3-6.The primary set was difficult for Konta, quantity 16 of the WTA, who on Tuesday left Belgian Kim Clijsters out in the first spherical.Maria acquired eight aces in the beginning quarter, however Konta took benefit and obtained factors in second likelihood with 12.Maria additionally dominated the first set with 10 break factors saved for less than one in every of Konta.Nonetheless, the factors earned when he had the service in the second set (Maria 23 by 15) and the eight factors obtained in the return of the service opened the door to Konta to get his second quarterfinals at the Monterrey Open.Konta will play in the quarterfinals towards 18-year-old Russian lady Anastasia Potapova, No. 89 of the WTA, who beat Slovenian Tamara Zidansek (71) by 6-1, 6-7 (3) and 6-1.Later, the Dutch Arantxa Rus (76) beat American Lauren Davis 7-5 and 6-0 (61).Rus will face the Swedish Rebecca Peterson in quarters (45). The Ukrainian Elina Svitolina, the essential favourite of the Monterrey Open and seventh of the WTA classification, beat the Belarusian Olga Govortsova on Thursday 6-3 and 6-4, to transfer to the quarterfinals of the Mexican match.Svitolina traced a primary set in which he grew to become tied 3-3 in the video games, however his good service allowed him to conquer 21 factors, plus 5 break factors saved.Govortsova solely acquired 14 factors from the serve and may solely convert a ‘break level’ earlier than the semifinalist of Wimbledon and Roland Garros in 2019.The Belarusian balanced the recreation in the second set, bettering in the service to win 18 factors for 19 of the Ukrainian. As well as, Govortsova scored his second ace of the evening, but it surely was not sufficient to pass over the finest seed of the championship.Now, Svitolina will face in the quarterfinals the shock of the Monterrey Open, the 17-year-old Canadian, Leylah Fernández, who on Wednesday unnoticed the American Sloane Stephens, third favourite to take the match performed in northern Mexico.last_img read more