* GAME 13 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 9 ALSO WINS GAME 11.^ GAME 14 WILL BE NECESSARY IF THE WINNER OF GAME 10 ALSO WINS GAME 12.# IF ONLY ONE OF THE TWO EARLY GAMES IS NECESSARY ON SATURDAY, IT WILL BE PLAYED AT 1 P.M., WITH THE CHAMPIONSHIP GAME STARTING AT 6 P.M. Wednesday, May 23, 20189:00 AM – Game 1 – No. 3 vs. No. 612:00 PM – Game 2 – No. 2 vs. No. 74:00 PM – Game 3 – No. 1 vs. No. 87:00 PM – Game 4 – No. 4 vs. No. 5 The double-elimination tournament, scheduled for May 23-26 in Sugar Land, Texas, will feature the league’s top eight teams and conclude with a winner-take-all championship game May 26 at 6 p.m. CT. The winner of the tournament will receive the Southland’s automatic bid to the NCAA tournament. All games will broadcast on ESPN+. The Southland Conference will host its inaugural home run derby at Constellation Field on the eve of the tournament. The event is free to the public and will take place on Tuesday, May 22 at 6:30 p.m., featuring one hitter from each of the eight participating teams. Defending tournament champion Sam Houston State currently sits atop the conference standings with an 18-3 Southland record. Southeastern Louisiana is second (17-7) while Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist are tied for third with 13-8 marks. McNeese (14-10), UIW (12-9) and Northwestern State (11-10) are fifth through seventh while Nicholls (9-12) would be the last team in if the season ended today. Thursday, May 24, 20189:00 AM – Game 5 – Game 1 Loser vs. Game 2 Loser12:00 PM – Game 6 – Game 3 Loser vs. Game 4 Loser4:00 PM – Game 7 – Game 1 Winner vs. Game 2 Winner7:00 PM – Game 8 – Game 3 Winner vs. Game 4 Winner All-Session: $60 for adults; $40 for youth ages 6-17 Single-Day: $20 for adults; $12 for youth ages 6-17; ages five and younger are free Student: Free (with valid ID) for students attending Southland Conference institutions (all schools, even those not competing) This year’s tournament marks the tournament’s fifth year in Sugar Land. The 7,500-seat Constellation Field is home to the Sugar Land Skeeters, a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball. The facility opened in 2012 and was the home of the 2013 and 2015-17 Southland tournaments. The venue is set to serve as the host site through 2019. Saturday, May 26, 20189:00 AM – Game 13 – Game 11 Loser vs. Game 11 Winner*#1:00 PM – Game 14 – Game 12 Loser vs. Game 12 Winner^#6:00 PM – Championship – Game 13 Winner vs. Game 14 Winner+ Friday, May 25, 20189:00 AM – Game 9 – Game 7 Loser vs. Game 5 Winner12:00 PM – Game 10 – Game 8 Loser vs. Game 6 Winner4:00 PM – Game 11 – Game 7 Winner vs. Game 9 Winner7:00 PM – Game 12 – Game 8 Winner vs. Game 10 Winner SUGAR LAND, Texas – Tickets for the 2018 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament are on sale now at southland.org/baseball. They are also available by phone at 281-240-4487, and at the TDECU Ticket Office at Constellation Field (1 Stadium Drive, Sugar Land, Texas 77498). Tournament ScheduleAll Times Central Ticket Prices
Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese – Sr. – Forward – Tuscaloosa, Ala.The Southland leader in field-goal percentage (.670) this season, Kennedy connected on 8-of-11 attempts from the field, tied a single-game program record with 10 blocked shots and grabbed 10 rebounds in the victory over the Roos. McNeese concludes non-conference play against Paul Quinn at 7:30 p.m. CT Wednesday before hosting Stephen F. Austin at 3 p.m. Saturday to open up conference action. After McNeese erased a nine-point UMKC lead, Kennedy registered all 10 blocks over the final 14 minutes of the game and turned in eight points and seven rebounds in that span. Honorable Mention: Jordan Hairston, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kevon Harris, SFA; Avery Sullivan, Lamar. Week Seven Southland Conference Release (PDF) His triple-double effort was the fourth in program history and the ninth by a Division I student-athlete this season. This is Kennedy’s second Player of the Week award for the 2019-20 season. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese forward Sha’Markus Kennedy is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. He recorded 17 points, 10 rebounds and 10 blocks in the Cowboys’ (4-6) 82-73 win over UMKC, joining Nicholls’ Andre Jones as the only two Southland student-athletes to post a triple-double this season.
It was the second loss of their 10-match tour of New Zealand after they were also overhauled by the Auckland Blues in their 22-16 loss at Eden Park last Wednesday.Last night’s defeat at Otago Regional Stadium, however, was a bigger blow for the tourists, who had had impressed with a 12-3 win over the Canterbury Crusaders last Saturday and looked to have begun to get some momentum into their tour.”The guys are disappointed,” Gatland told reporters in Dunedin. “We shot ourselves in the foot with some turnovers and penalties in the last 10 minutes.”There are some key moments to learn from, the big lesson is that New Zealand sides play for 80 minutes.”Marty Banks won the game for the home side when he slotted a 74th minute penalty, though two powerful scrums from their replacement front rowers had given them the field position for the flyhalf to seal the opportunity.The Lions had earlier failed to put the game away with the ultra-consistent Owen Farrell missing a penalty that would have given them a 25-20 lead with 12 minutes remaining.Gatland said his side should have taken control of the match before then anyway.”At 22-13 we have got ourselves in front and the boys said they were reasonably comfortable and unfortunately some big moments that we didn’t nail allowed them back into the game,” Gatland added.”We just needed strong game management to close the game down, then we missed a penalty that Owen would normally kick every day and Marty Banks made his.”Those are the fine margins.”Lions captain Sam Warburton said he was disappointed his side had given away too many penalties, with referee Angus Gardner warning the Welshman that they could face a yellow card if they continued to transgress.The loss had also upset their momentum as they head into the clash with the Maori All Blacks in Rotorua on Saturday.”There were high pressure situations in the game that we probably could have dealt with a bit better,” Warburton said.”Any team will tell you the morning after a win is a much better buzz.”But the group of guys we have got are hugely motivated for what’s around the corner. As long as we learn from this game, we take it on the chin and look forward to the Maori which is a huge challenge.”Photo: PHOTOSPORT James Haskell of the Lions acknowledges the crowd following their loss to the Highlanders.
James finished fourth in the women’s triathlon this morning.She said the New Caledonian was to quick from the start and she tried her best to catch her.James said she was happy to improve in her second Pacific Games because she finished back in the pack in 2011.Meanwhile, Rosemary Arua in her first triathlon at Games level finished last.
First held in Rabaul in 1976 the National Game Fishing Titles attracts anglers and non-anglers from around the world in a bid to lure the winning bite.Now in its 41st year, New Britain Game Fishing Club in Rabaul welcomes support from Digicel as a Platinum Sponsor of the event.Digicel PNG CEO Maurice McCarthy said Digicel is proud to be a Platinum Sponsor for an event that is deeply embedded in PNG’s heritage.“The PNG National Game Fishing Titles provide a great opportunity to showcase one of PNG’s many attractions to the world.“The event is a great draw card for attracting visitors to PNG, allowing them to experience PNG’s tropical climate and an abundance of virtually untouched waterways,” said McCarthy.“Supporting this event continues to highlight Digicel’s commitment to PNG’s community development and assisting to promote cultural tourism in the regions.“The sponsorship package will provide the Game Fishing Association with additional funds to promote the competition,” said McCarthy.The cheque presentation was held at Digicel’s Kokopo office on Tuesday February 16 with Jack Bourke, NGI General Manager of Digicel presenting the cheque to the New Britain Game Fishing Club.Photo: Jack Bourke (Digicel NGI General Manager) presenting the dummy cheque of K25,000 to Dana Iselin and Joyce Bluett from the New Britain Game Fishing Club.
With the team spirit still on fire after the OFC nations Cup final last weekend, the Kapuls outdid Malaysia with a stunning victory with two goals from PNG’s utility Tommy Semmy.PNG bagged the first goals with a set play from Raymond Gunemba and Tommy Semmy.Gunemba placed a left footy through for Semmy to easily slide the ball to the back of the net in the early minutes.Minutes later, Semmy scored his second with a header that slipped off the goalkeeper’s hand before he made a second attempt with a touch from the tip of his boots to find the net.PNG took the lead in the first half and finished off in the second with 2-0.
The 26 year-old fell short by 15kg to finish in the top 3 as he clinched the sixth spot in the world in Men’s 62kg division with a total of 290kg from 126kg snatch and 164kg clean and jerk.Colombian Oscar Albeiro Figueroa Mosquera finished on top claiming gold with a total of 318kg (142kg snatch and 176kg clean and jerk), Eko Yuli Irawan of Indonesia takes the silver with a total of 312kg (687.8 lbs) and Farkhad Kharki of Kazakstan earns the bronze with a total of 305kg (672.4 lbs).Baru finished sixth after Itokazu Yoichi of Japan with a total 302kg and SAAD Ahmed of Egypt with finished with 294kg in total.
Savior. The central Rayo scored his third goal of the season that served to leave the three points in Vallecas against Girona. During the season he is showing himself as one of the most regular players of the Madrid team. Meanwhile, he picked up a rebound after a shot at Piovaccari’s suit.Somma (Sports) Tenerife won an important victory at home against Albacete, in a match in which Álex Muñoz put the peace of mind by scoring in a goal that put the 4-2 on the scoreboard. Meanwhile, he picked up a pass after a long run and left leg, beat Tomeu Nadal for his right stick.Juan Cruz (Elche) One of the most powerful investments of Almeria in this summer market is showing its enormous quality in recent games. His performance against Lugo was the best of the season: a goal, two assists and football in abundance. In addition, he crashed the ball into the wood in the kick of a foul.Pere Milla (Elche) Ojeda is being one of the most regular players in the intermittent season of Albacete. The canary is the main danger of Ramis starting from the left wing and had 100% success in short passes, long and dribbling. In addition, he allowed his dreams to dream with the comeback with a goal coming from the second line.StrikersJuan Muñoz (Almeria) The twenty-second day of LaLiga SmartBank He had eleven protagonists that we detail below. Darwin Núñez and Juan Muñoz (Almería) were the most prominent players. Catena (Rayo) and Somma (Deportivo) gave the victory to their teams. Pere Milla (Elche) saved a point in the added time. Partidazo de Cifuentes (Cádiz) that left his goal to zero with great interventions.GoalkeeperCifuentes (Cádiz) Somma scored the only goal of the game at the premiere of Fernando Vázquez on the bench of Deportivo. The Italian picked up a rejection within the area to open his scoring account with the Galician team. In defense he was safe with five punts, two innings and three of five aerial duels won.Midfield playerMikel Rico (Huesca) The side of Elche begins to frequent the ounces of the day. Before the Huesca it was a nuisance for Miguelón during the whole game with his careers per band, in which he could always put the center and find auctioneer. Once again he made his additions to the attack his strong point.Catena (Lightning) Mikel Rico held the center of the field of the Oscenses for the umpteenth time this season. He was the one who set the pace for those of Míchel and, in addition, closed his great performance with a good goal. Left to the strain of the post, unstoppable for Badia. On his return to the Aragonese team, the midfielder is being capital to achieve the goal of promotion.Suso (Tenerife) The protagonist of the ilicitano tie before the Huesca was Pere Milla. The attacker entered from the bench with 19 minutes yet to be played. It was enough for the ilerdense to give life to a dead and soulless Elche, although it did not help him get the comeback. Milla tied in 92 ‘and put the ilicitana parish on the edge of collective delirium.Darwin Núñez (Almería) The veteran goalkeeper has started the new year as a shot. Immeasurable in his actions against the Ponferradina, to keep the goal to zero. In the first part he drew two good hands from Kaxe and Yuri. The best thing was reserved for the final, in another spectacular stretch to clear a shot of the Brazilian striker, showing feline reflexes.DefensesÁlex Muñoz (Tenerife) The captain of Tenerife and an emblem on the island of Tenerife held three hundred meetings with the Tete shirt in the best possible way: victory and goal. In the madness that was the Tenerife-Albacete, Suso scored a goal, without getting nervous in front of the goalkeeper, and assisted Dani Gómez in the third goal of his own.Ojeda (Albacete) If Muñoz was one of the most powerful investments in Almeria this summer, Darwin Núñez’s is not far behind. The charrúa is called to be one of the important men in football in the coming years. This season has already thrown the door down Second. Before Lugo signed two goals of authentic ‘killer ’’Six this campaign, and a physical and technical superiority over the rest.
How was your signing signed by Elche?A Spanish intermediary called me to tell me that the Club was interested in me. Then Nico (Rodríguez) called me and everything went quickly. I signed two years and a third party.Has Elche improved in January?The first thing is that the three companions who left are three friends who helped me a lot, especially Yacine. The player changes are normal and the three signings will help us. Jonathas is a great forward. I see him well, with presence and speed. Victor has quality to help us in the center. Escriche is dynamic and Josema will add competence to the centrals.And what does Elche aspire to?At the moment, we are sixth. We are happy because we are close to 50 points. We do not look beyond the next game, it is not the time. To add in Tenerife we must be one hundred percent.Why do they add more outside than at home?I don’t know, I can’t explain it. Maybe because of the way the rivals play; We bet on the same style inside and outside. At home our matches are good and we deserve better results.Do you feel valued by the fans and in the city?If much. I have come with my wife and my son, who will turn three in March and start going to school in Elche. Every week we go to a language school to communicate better (the interview is in perfect Spanish).On the other hand, are you waiting for the call of the Democratic Republic of the Congo to play?I have not known my selection for a long time. Let’s see what the future holds. In my national team there is a lot of level and it has a great future. If I continue like this, I wait for a call. How is your adaptation to Spain and your new team?Very good. I like Spanish football, La Liga and Elche. I had little time for adaptation because when I was starting to get well, I chained two injuries. The first, in the quadriceps. And then the adductor. I am happy and I feel better every day. Is it considered a midfielder of work or arrival?Both, I do not care to be defensive or offensive pivot. I just want to be in the field, although I like it more ahead.What does Pacheta ask for?That he is in contact with the ball, that it is dynamic and reaches the rival area, refolding everything he touches. From the center I must move the ball to the bands and be aggressive in the pressure.How is it different from Ramón Folch?Ramón (Folch) is more protagonist in the exit of the ball. Organize and give fluidity, manage the tempo. The recovery task is of both.Do you feel more protagonist after the departure of Villar?No. It is an important casualty, but the team is above all. I add five straight games as a starter, but I don’t feel added pressure.With 20 years debuted in Ligue 1, but had no continuity. What happened?Rennes went down to Second and changed coach. I was a year blank, with only a few games in the subsidiary. I decided to step back to get stronger. I signed for the Red Star, in Third (Second B in Spain). We went up as champions and last season, as captain, I had a good but we went down because there were three coaches and we played an hour from our city.
Real Madrid alarm. Eden Hazard He suffers a fissure in the right distal fibula and will be on leave for at least two months. Belgian player he left the pitch limping in the 67th minute of the match against Levante. As soon as he reached the bench, ice was applied to his right ankle. Zidane was clear at the end of the match: “It doesn’t look good about Eden. It’s more than a blow, and also where he has his injury.” This morning, after the relevant medical tests, the bad news has been confirmed with the medical part of Real Madrid: After the tests performed today our player Eden Hazard by the Medical Services of Real Madrid has been diagnosed with a fissure in the right distal fibula. Pending evolution. Goodbye to the City and the ClassicAlthough the estimated recovery time, which could be more than two months, is not established, the Belgian is safe for the first leg against the City (Wednesday, February 26) and the Classic before him Barcelona (Sunday, March 1). The return to the English team is March 17, which would not reach.After being 83 days off for the perimaleolar contusion suffered on his right leg against PSG in the Champions League, Hazard disputed two games, against Celta de Vigo and Levante, showing good physical tone and winning competition pace for a key week in which the Real Madrid is measured at Manchester City and Barcelona.