HBU’s Cortez, UIW’s Morales, SFA’s Talbot Garner Final Weekly Soccer Awards

first_imgSouthland Conference Soccer Weekly Release (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Avery Cortez, UIW’s Cloe Morales and Stephen F. Austin’s Madeline Talbot are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Sunday. Goalkeeper of the Week: Madeline Talbot, Stephen F. Austin – R-So. – Goalkeeper – Shreveport, La.Improving her record in league matches to 3-1-0, Talbot made six saves to keep the Bearkats off the board until the second half so her squad could lay claim to the final Southland Conference Tournament berth. All six of her saves came in the first half as she faced 12 shots in the opening period. Morales found the back of the net for the first time this season and the second occasion in her career in a 3-2 loss to Abilene Christian on Friday. UIW (8-10, 7-4 SLC) secured the No. 4 seed in the Southland Conference Tournament and will face No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the quarterfinal round at 8 p.m. Wednesday in Conway, Ark. A week after recording the most saves by a Division I goalkeeper this fall (18), Talbot carried that momentum into the series finale against rival Sam Houston State on Friday, stopping six shots in a 2-1 win. With the victory, the Ladyjacks (8-10, 5-6 SLC) clinched the final spot in the conference tournament and will take on top-seed Lamar at 5 p.m. Wednesday. Cortez bookended the Offensive Player of the Week awards this season after earning the first honor back on Aug. 26. She scored and assisted on the Huskies’ other two goals as HBU (3-15, 2-9 SLC) closed the season with a 3-1 win over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi on Friday.  Offensive Player of the Week: Avery Cortez, Houston Baptist – Jr. – Forward/Midfielder – Houston, TexasCortez scored HBU’s first goal of the year and the last as her unassisted score put a bow on a 3-1 win over A&M-Corpus Christi in the 87th minute. She also tallied a pair of assists on goals in the seventh and 65th minutes. Cortez finished with four shots and a pair of attempts on frame.center_img Honorable Mention: None. Defensive Player of the Week: Cloe Morales, UIW – So. – Defender – Calallen, TexasMorales became the seventh different Cardinal to record a goal this season, netting her first of the year in the 56th minute against Abilene Christian. After UIW allowed two early goals, she led a Cardinal defense that limited the Wildcats’ opportunities to help the comeback effort. Honorable Mention: None. Honorable Mention: Sophia Fondren, Stephen F. Austin; Norma Trejo, Northwestern St.; Caylen Wright, Abilene Christian.last_img read more

Ruiz and the umpteenth lesson of Luis

first_imgMiguel Ángel Ruiz, former player and captain of Atlético, recalled on the website of the Madrid club the final of the Copa del Rey played in 1985 against Athletic Bilbao. Ruiz praised the figure of Luis Aragonés, Atlético coach in that final: “We had the experience of two League Cup finals against Real Madrid and Valladolid. In Copa del Rey we had no experience in this regard, but it was secondary because Luis Aragonés had us aware. We could end the season well. It was a calm tension. The good thing was that it got intensity but always leaving you room, I knew who to push and how far “.Miguel Ángel Ruiz played from 1977 to 1987 in Atlético. In that team there were many players trained in the rojiblanca quarry: Rubio, Quique Ramos, Marina … Ruiz was the captain of that generation of footballers trained at home. He won the aforementioned Copa del Rey in 1985 and the Spanish Super Cup the following season. Later he went to Malaga. The rojiblanco captain continued talking about the final cup: “In these games special work is done in the week and there is no more pressure on the previous one, because you already know what is being played. Luis put us on the board and spoke slightly about the rival but said that what is important is what you are going to do on the field and he explained to us. We knew Athletic very well, we were very good at it and we were very prepared for that game. “ Ruiz admitted that it was “a very important moment in his career, for all that generation of the club, that we came in droves from the branch. In that final seven footballers were from the quarry. We had been at the club for about eight years without winning a title. In that season we had been on the verge of winning the League against Barcelona and we had lost the final of the League Cup against Real Madrid. It was a game that we could not escape “Ruiz added in the video that Atlético broadcast.last_img read more

Lakers scrape past Mavericks in OT

first_imgRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie Thompson Curry returns with 24 points, Warriors beat Raptors OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson LATEST STORIES Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ’a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball (2) signals to a teammate during an offensive possession against the Dallas Mavericks in the first half of an NBA basketball game, Saturday, Jan. 13, 2018, in Dallas. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)DALLAS — With a matinee game in the middle of a road trip, Dallas native Julius Randle had a rare opportunity to enjoy a night off in his hometown.He already had a good afternoon.ADVERTISEMENT Brian Heruela arrival bolsters Phoenix backcourt, defense Scottie Thompson also worthy of Finals MVP, thinks Cone “He was just being a beast tonight,” Smith said. “Using his power all game, he was relentless. So it worked out pretty well for them.”Each team had a chance to win the game in final seconds of regulation.Barnes made a pull-up jumper in the paint to tie the game at 95 with 5.9 seconds remaining. The Lakers called a timeout but couldn’t get off a clean shot before the buzzer.“I told them going into overtime, ’All right, it’s time to regroup now,’” Lakers coach Luke Walton said. “They made some tough shots (at the end of regulation), and now it’s time to refocus. We’ve been in overtime games before, and let’s take it possession by possession.”There were six ties and 12 lead changes in the game, and the Lakers turned it into a close game when they orchestrated a 15-3 run in the fourth quarter, erasing the 80-70 lead that Dallas had taken early in the fourth quarter on a 3-pointer by Dirk Nowitzki.“We gave up the 10-point lead in the fourth, we obviously lost some defensive edge there,” Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle said. “We just weren’t able to stop them. That was really it.”Los Angeles played most of the game without Brandon Ingram, who had four points in the first half before a sprained left ankle pulled him from the game.“It’s a mild ankle sprain, day-to-day. I think they took him back to get some X-rays. I don’t know that part of it, but he’s day-to-day right now,” Walton said. “We’re obviously hopeful that he’ll be able to get back with us because we need what he does out there on the court.”TIP-INSLakers: The Lakers’ four-game win streak comes after a season-worst, nine-game skid. View comments Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina MOST READ Mavericks: G Kyle Collingsworth was signed to a 10-day contract on Saturday. Collingsworth was originally signed to a two-way contract by Dallas on Dec. 19 but had been waived on Jan. 10 after playing in four games.DOUBLE-DOUBLEKuzma had his 10th double-double of the season with 18 points and 10 rebounds. Kuzma also had three assists and a steal in 36 minutes off the bench.MOVING UPNowitzki passed former Laker Jerry West with his 7,161st career free throw made in the second quarter, taking sole possession of sixth in NBA history. Nowitzki finished 3 for 4 from the line and now has 7,163 makes in his career. Michael Jordan ranks fifth all-time with 7,327 made free throws.UP NEXTLakers: Visit the Memphis Grizzlies on Monday.Mavericks: Visit the Denver Nuggets on Tuesday. Randle had 23 points and 15 rebounds, including a follow shot late in overtime that helped the Los Angeles Lakers seal a 107-101 victory over the Mavericks on Saturday.“Yeah, I’m going to enjoy it for sure,” Randle said. “I’ve got my little man here, got my wife here, my family. I’m going to enjoy this night.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkWith his team leading 104-101, Randle grabbed a rebound on Lonzo Ball’s missed jump shot and scored on the rebound with 18 seconds remaining, giving the Lakers a five-point lead they preserved to extend their winning streak to a season-best four games.“That’s a tough place to win, so it’s a good job getting this win on the road,” Randle said. Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio 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 respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Meralco ‘never the same’ after Almazan injury in PBA Finals The Lakers (15-27) trailed by double digits in the fourth quarter, but battled back for their first win against the Mavericks in 15 tries and their first victory in Dallas since Feb. 24, 2013.“We just didn’t want to lose,” guard Jordan Clarkson said.Clarkson added 19 points, Kyle Kuzma had 18, and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 17.Rookie Dennis Smith Jr. had 23 points, 17 in the first half, as the Mavericks (15-29) had a two-game win streak snapped. Harrison Barnes and Wesley Matthews each had 17 points for Dallas.Randle scored six points in overtime, including a fadeaway shot with 2:35 remaining that gave the Lakers a 102-99 lead.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

Legislature Will Respect Supreme Court’s Decision

first_imgA co- chair on the Judicial Committee of the Senate has vowed the 53rd National Legislature would respect any decision by the Supreme Court regarding the controversial Central Bank of Liberia (CBL) amended bill.Cllr. Fredrick Cherue, Senator of River Gee County, noted that the High Court is the final arbiter of the law in the country, as such, they would not do anything to disrespect its decision.“The Supreme Court is the final arbiter of the law and we need to respect it. This is why we responded to its calls,” the River Gee County lawmaker said.“But, if it had been a political one, we wouldn’t have attended its calls. Whatever the result is we will accept it. We will adjust ourselves and we will bow to it,” Cllr. Cherue added.He gave the National Legislature’s assurance on Wednesday, February 26, just minutes after a conference with Associate Justice Jamesetta Wolokollie in Chambers at the Temple of Justice.The conference was intended to determine whether the High Court should grant or deny a petition for a writ of prohibition prayed for by several CSOs— headed by the Citizens Solidarity Council— against the Legislature.A group represented by Counselors Theophilus Gould and Lavela Supuwood filed a complaint with the Supreme Court, challenging the recently amended CBL bill.They further argued that the action of the lawmakers was unconstitutional, describing it as “selective justice,” citing Articles 11C and 18 of the 1986 Constitution of Liberia, thereby praying the Court for a writ of prohibition.  Unfortunately, at Wednesday’s hearing, Associate Justice Wolokollie denied the CSOs’ request, describing it as “premature.”The Supreme Court in its ruling said, “Though both Houses of the Legislature have passed the bill into law, President Ellen Johnsons Sirleaf has not signed the bill into law, nor vetoed it, nor has her veto been overridden by the Legislature. It has not been printed into hand book by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA), therefore, such request is premature.”  Recently, the Senate unanimously passed a law barring the governors or staff members of the CBL from participating in the forthcoming election unless they resign three years prior to it; following the unanimous passage, the House of Representative the next day overwhelmingly concorded.The amended bill says, “The Executive Governor of the CBL and members of the Board of Governors shall be prohibited to contest political office(s) while serving in their respective offices and shall not be qualified to contest any electable office within three years, consequently, after the expiration of their tenure with the CBL.”The 1999 approved act creating the CBL said, “The CBL shall not engage in traders or participate directly or indirectly in the ownership of any financial institution or other enterprise.”Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

5 illegal Haitians arrested in Linden

first_imgAlerted ranks of the Guyana Police Force (GPF) in ‘E’ Division (Linden/Kwakwani) have arrested five Haitians, who reportedly entered Guyana illegally.According to reports, at about 23:00h Friday, ranks intercepted a vehicle at Wisroc junction, Wismar, Linden, in which the five adult male Haitians were found.The Police said that the men were detained after it was discovered that they had entered the country illegally via Suriname. The men were reportedly enroute to neighbouring Brazil at the time of the interception.Since the 2010 earthquake, thousands of Haitians began migrating to other countries in hopes of finding a new life. One of the places they found solace in was the Portugese-Speaking South American country, Brazil. In fact, last year the Brazilian government granted residency to almost 44,000 Haitians.However, Brazil has been experiencing its own economic troubles of recent and this situation has resulted in hundreds of Haitians opting to move north – the United States of America.But the traffic to the US is overwhelming and it has been reported that the US border officials lack space to temporarily hold hundreds of Haitian immigrants. Recent reports revealed that more than 900 Haitians are waiting to cross at Tijuana in Mexico, while some 500 illegal migrants arrived last week and are held in the Administrative Detention Center in Tapachula.Officials from the US Department of Homeland Security were reported as saying that for fiscal year 2016, between October 2015 and July 2016, 3538 Haitian migrants arrived illegally in the United States, over 3000 entered from San Ysidro, San Diego. Meanwhile, for fiscal year 2015, only 712 Haitians had attempted to enter the United States without legal documentation.On the other hand, Reuters has reported that acting Haitian President Jocelerme Privert told the United Nations General Assembly on Friday that Haiti’s October presidential election will be significant as the United States toughens its stance toward a wave of Haitian immigrants.“The credibility of the upcoming election is vital to break with the cycle of instability and uncertainty which has beset my country for too long,” Privert said. He told the UN that the government was aware of the many Haitians leaving to seek a better life elsewhere and that the Caribbean nation would need more international support after the October 9 election.“The new leaders will urgently need to address the structural problems which persistently undermine Haiti’s effort to move out of underdevelopment,” Privert told the UN Assembly.last_img read more

Mbappe scores and sees red as PSG beat Nimes

first_imgBut Mbappe struck in the 77th minute, his fourth goal in three appearances since winning the World Cup, to break Nimes hearts before Edinson Cavani completed the scoring in injury time.However, there was still time for Mbappe to be sent off right at the death following a clash with Teji Savanier, who was also dismissed, in a remarkable finish to the game.PSG have now won all four Ligue 1 games this season under new German coach Thomas Tuchel. They are three points clear of Dijon, whose own perfect start to the season ended with a 2-0 home defeat against Caen.“It was a great victory. The atmosphere here in Nimes is crazy. The pitch was terrible,” Tuchel told beIN Sports.Mbappe risks a lengthy ban after his red card, but he insisted he had no regrets.“If I had to do it again, I would and I would apologise to all the supporters and to everyone,” Mbappe said, claiming the initial challenge by Savanier “doesn’t belong on a football field”.PSG, who will face Liverpool in the Champions League group stage, had been busy in the transfer market before the European window closed on Friday night, completing the surprise signing of Cameroon forward Eric-Maxim Choupo-Moting.The 29-year-old joined on a free transfer after leaving English second-tier club Stoke City, and agreed a two-year deal to follow Spanish left-back Juan Bernat, signed from Bayern Munich.Neither player featured here, however, and Tuchel’s other summer recruits, Gianluigi Buffon and German defender Thilo Kehrer, started on the bench.Kylian Mbappe leaps over a Teji Savanier tackle but both players were later sent off © AFP / Pascal GUYOTNimes, the former club of Eric Cantona and Laurent Blanc, are back in the top flight this season after a 25-year absence and stunned near-neighbours Marseille in their last home outing.– Four in four for Neymar –However, PSG looked to be on course for a comfortable victory after Thomas Meunier played a one-two with Mbappe before crossing low for Neymar to score in the 36th minute.It was a fourth of the season for the Brazilian, and was followed before the interval by Di Maria netting direct from a corner, curled in from the right and helped on its way by the Nimes goalkeeper Paul Bernardoni.Nicknamed the “Crocodiles”, Nimes bit back after the restart as substitute Antonin Bobichon sent a first-time shot high into the top corner in the 63rd minute, and they were level soon after.Thiago Silva’s clumsy, late challenge on Theo Valls was not initially spotted by referee Jerome Brisard but he gave a penalty after consulting with the Video Assistant Referee, new in Ligue 1 this season.Savanier scored from the spot, and Nimes nearly went in front when Sofiane Alakouch struck the top of the bar.With PSG on the ropes, Mbappe rescued them 13 minutes from time as he controlled Presnel Kimpembe’s long ball forward and blasted home on the volley.All that was missing was a goal from the other member of Tuchel’s all-star front line and Cavani duly delivered at the death as he converted from a Julian Draxler assist.Mbappe marred his and his team’s afternoon, though, when he violently shoved Savanier to the floor in anger at a foul by the Nimes player, as both teams ended the game with 10 men.The 19-year-old, who could previously do no wrong this summer, will now definitely miss PSG’s next Ligue 1 game against Saint-Etienne.Monaco host Marseille on Sunday, while Lyon were beaten 1-0 at home by Patrick Vieira’s Nice on Friday.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Kylian Mbappe scored PSG’s third goal before he saw red © AFP / Pascal GUYOTPARIS, France, Sep 1 – Kylian Mbappe scored the decisive goal but was later sent off as Paris Saint-Germain survived a major scare, and the concession of a VAR-awarded penalty, to win 4-2 at Nimes in Ligue 1 on Saturday.Neymar and Angel di Maria, the latter direct from a corner, had PSG two goals up at the Stade des Costieres, only for their newly-promoted opponents to haul themselves level heading into the final 20 minutes.last_img read more

Judge: Film director can’t withdraw plea

first_imgBut the judge said she found the arguments “completely lacking in credibility.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! McTiernan was also ordered to pay a $100,000 fine. When he entered his plea last year, McTiernan said he lied when he told an FBI agent the only time he used Pellicano’s services was during his divorce. He said he hired Pellicano to wiretap Charles Roven, who had worked with him on the 2002 box-office flop “Rollerball.” Pellicano, who served 21/2years in federal prison for possessing illegal weapons, has pleaded not guilty to charges in a 111-count indictment accusing him of bugging phones and bribing police to get information on celebrities and others. McTiernan was originally scheduled to be sentenced two weeks ago, but that hearing was delayed after his attorney asked that he be allowed to withdraw the plea and fight the charge. On Monday, the defense argued that when McTiernan spoke to the FBI agent he was tired from having returned from a long trip to Asia, was taking antibiotics for a sinus infection and had gone off his anti-depression medication. By Raquel Maria Dillon THE ASSOCIATED PRESS A federal judge sentenced Hollywood director John McTiernan to four months in prison Monday after refusing to allow him to withdraw his guilty plea to charges of lying to the FBI about his association with private eye Anthony Pellicano. Judge Dale S. Fischer gave the director of such films as “Die Hard” and “The Thomas Crown Affair” until Jan. 15 to turn himself in to authorities. McTiernan’s attorney said he would appeal. last_img read more

DD NOTICE: ROSSES RADIO TO HOST IRISH MUSIC CONCERT IN DUNGLOE

first_imgRosses Radio will be holding a concert evening of Irish Music along with Irish Dancers at The Stepping Stone, Main Street, Dungloe, on Friday 4th July doors open from 7.30pm, entrance €7 per person.As we know The Rosses is full to the brim of musical talent we have performances from Gearóidín Breathnach, fantastic young Trad Group Suantrai, Hughie Boyle, Kenneth Campbell, Pauline Glackin and Meenacross Comhaltas, it’s going to be a great night!!DD NOTICE: ROSSES RADIO TO HOST IRISH MUSIC CONCERT IN DUNGLOE was last modified: June 30th, 2014 by StephenShare 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:EntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more

The get-out routes Heung-Min Son can take to avoid national service

first_imgTottenham Hotspur could lose superstar forward Heung-Min Son for two years to the South Korean Army, The Sun have revealed.Under Korean law, all men must do 21 months of National Service before their 28th birthday, unless they earn an exemption. Tottenham Hotspur forward Heung-Min Son has been a big hit in the Premier League. If South Korea and Son were to win either the 2018 Asian Games or the 2019 Asian Cup, the Spurs man would be given his exemption by the Army.South Korea want Son, their best player, to be one of their three over-age players in the Asian Games, which takes place in Indonesia between 18 August and 2 September.They won it in 2014 without Son after his then-club Bayer Leverkusen refused to release him for the tournament in the UAE.Son could miss Tottenham’s first four games of next season if he is included in the Asian Games squad.And Mauricio Pochettino’s side played eight matches this season between 5 January and 1 February, which is when the Asian Cup is being held.But the manager would probably see the upside of not losing the attacking midfielder for nearly two years as a gamble worth taking.talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. Son, 25, reaches that milestone in July 2019 and any military call-up would rule him out of the 2019/20 and 2020/21 seasons.However, as Martin Lipton writes, the South Korean government does give exemptions for sports stars who perform exceptionally at major tournaments.It means the in-form Tottenham ace could get a free pass if his country shines during Russia 2018.South Korea have been drawn in Group F with Germany, Sweden and Mexico — and would need to match their World Cup performance in 2002 by reaching the last four.But with that an unlikely scenario — the national team’s best effort since co-hosting was reaching the last 16 in 2010 — Son has two other get-out routes. 2 2 Heung-Min Son in action for South Korea against Sweden at World Cup 2018. last_img read more

FAMILY APPEAL TO PUBLIC TO HELP FIND MISSING WOMAN

first_imgMIssing Ramelton woman Teresa BoyceUPDATED: A heartbroken Ramelton family have pleaded with the public to help them find their missing relative.Teresa Boyce, 59, (pictured), was last seen on Friday morning getting on a bus at 8.30am traveling to Letterkenny.Her family believe she got off Gallagher’s bus at Sister Sara’s pub at Port Roundabout around 9am and headed along the Pearse Road. She was due to attend a course at the Create-A-Link building close to Charlie’s Café.The mother and grandmother is wearing a khaki-brown coat, jeans, white runners and a pink jumper.Teresa’s family have revealed she is a diabetic and could be in a fragile state.Her distraught family contacted Donegal Daily this evening and asked us to include a picture of Theresa and these details in a bid to locate her. “We are very concerned about Teresa safety with every passing hour. If anybody has seen her since yesterday or may know where she is then we are pleading with them to contact us.“Theresa is a diabetic and she may be in a fragile state. We are asking people to contact her family on 086 8866621 or Letterkenny Garda Station,” said the family spokesperson.The family have also appealed to anybody who may have spoken with Theresa on the Create-A-Link course in recent days to contact them.* We do not normally ask our readers to share a link on Facebook or Twitter but we are asking as many people as possibly to do so on this occasion in a bid to find Teresa safely.FAMILY APPEAL TO PUBLIC TO HELP FIND MISSING WOMAN was last modified: June 1st, 2013 by StephenShare 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:missingRameltonTeresa Boycelast_img read more