first_imgDelaney, who was named the 2019 Southland Conference Player of the Year last month, is the fourth all-American in Bearkat history, joining Gilberto Clavell (2011), Joe Thompson (2005) and Donald Cole (2003) who all also earned honorable mention nods after their Southland Conference Player of the Year seasons. The Harker Heights native led the Bearkats to a Southland Conference title in 2019, leading the team in scoring with an average of 13.4 points per game to go with 5.5 rebounds. He was even better in Southland Conference play, averaging 15.6 points and 6.3 boards per contest, while hitting 50.6 percent of his shots from the field. Courtesy of Sam Houston State Athletics Media RelationsHUNTSVILLE, Texas – Sam Houston State senior Cameron Delaney added another honor to his ledger on Tuesday as he earned an honorable mention nod to the Associated Press All-America team.center_img Delaney also hit 49.1 percent of his three-point tries against Southland competition and reached double figures in 25 of 33 games on the year.last_img read more

first_imgAs the recent tragedies at Santa Anita have illustrated, Thoroughbred horse racing in the United States is at a crossroads. The Stronach Group is fully committed to modernizing our sport in a way that prioritizes the welfare and safety of horses and riders above all. The fact that horses running in America are five times more likely to suffer a catastrophic injury than horses running at international venues is unacceptable and must immediately change.We are proud to be working in collaboration with the California Horse Racing Board (CHRB) and other industry partners on key reforms unseen in our sport for decades. These critical reforms move us closer in line with the International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities (IFHA), the world’s benchmark for equine safety and welfare. As a result of these reforms, horses that race at Santa Anita do so under the strongest medication regulation in the United States. These reforms are the start, not the end.We will work with anyone and everyone who shares our commitment and respect for prioritizing horses in preserving the legacy of the sport but also those who recognize that we must adapt to ensure the future of this great sport for generations to come.To learn more, click here.last_img read more

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTES      VICTOR ESPINOZA, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “Yeah, it was (a great race). I tried to sit back a little bit and run at the end. I was worried a little bit on the backside because they slowed down, and I was a bit farther back than I wanted. When the dirt started hitting, it kicked back, he started slowing down a bit so I had to move out. When I moved out, that was it; it’s just another gear that he has.“I wanted to wait turning for home a little longer, because when he takes the lead, normally he waits for horses. I didn’t want to take the lead too soon, but the other horses couldn’t keep up with me so I just had to let him run.“He was a fun ride for me, he did everything I asked him do, and it was amazing today. What can I say, the trainer John, he’s the best when it comes to these big races and these types of horses. It makes my job much easier and fun.”     MIKE SMITH, ROADSTER, SECOND: “He ran awesome. Of course, I was expecting a little hotter pace up front. That would have set me up perfect, but they went kind of easy the first part of the race. I made a really good run, but (Flagstaff) finished. This was a big step forward for him, and there’s a lot of room to grow.”TRAINER QUOTES     JOHN SADLER, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “He waits a little bit when he gets in front so Victor was trying to sit behind as long as he could. Victor told me he got to the front a little quick, he was loaded today, plenty of horse, he’s really strong.“I feel really good, we ran second (Navetta) in the previous race and my first time starter ran great so here we go!”     KOSTA HRONIS, PART OWNER, HRONIS RACING, LLC, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “The race set up well. He’s not real keen about getting dirt in his face and Victor kept him clear, so he was comfortable. He rode a great race.”     WILLIAM FARISH, PART OWNER, LANE’S END RACING, FLAGSTAFF, WINNER: “Yeah the race really set up nice, we were just talking about how the three (Roadster) got out in front and we got stuck behind him and picked up the pieces.(On the importance of racing in California) “We are rooting hard, believe me. Back in Kentucky we know how important California is. It is fun to be here in person, so we have to keep it going.”NOTES: The winning owners are Lane’s End Racing or Hronis Racing, LLC.last_img read more

first_imgThe German now feels the move has not worked because European leagues have not followed suit.Boss Poch announced Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy has agreed to accept his advice and back European alignment.Most Read In FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Rangers vs Celtic and Arsenal vs Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Chelsea remain a stand-out in opposition to the move. The Blues’ stance is that clubs can simply say ‘No’ to potential suitors.Prem clubs can debate the issue at the first shareholders meeting of the 20 members on September 12.With a simple majority required, it is expected the matter will be formally put to a vote — with England getting in line with Europe.2 Jurgen Klopp was forced to bring in free agent Adrian when No1 Alisson got injuredCredit: Getty PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will have until September 1 to do their transfer business next summer.The about-turn comes after Arsenal, Liverpool and Spurs agreed closing the window early simply had not worked.2 Mauricio Pochettino has been left struggling to maintain his star man Christian Eriksen’s focusCredit: Richard Pelham – The SunEuropean clubs had until yesterday to complete their squads for the new term.Prem sides’ window for registering players shut on August 8, one day before the season started.But August saw Mauricio Pochettino distracted by the Christian Eriksen saga at Spurs.And Liverpool had to bring in Adrian as an emergency back-up for injured keeper Alisson.FIVE OF BIG SIX AGREESo five of the Big Six are now supporting a return.Manchester United and City were outvoted in November after trying to put the Prem in line with Europe.Arsenal had pushed for the early window closure when Arsene Wenger was furious at losing Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain to Liverpool in 2017, two weeks into the season.CHELSEA GOING IT ALONEBut they have now changed their stance.Liverpool boss Jurgen Klopp was also initially in favour of the early closure.last_img read more

first_imgARSENAL are one of four London clubs eyeing up Liverpool defender Dejan Lovren, according to reports.The Croat, 30, has one year left on his current deal and Jurgen Klopp is willing to let him leave when the transfer window reopens.1 Dejan Lovren is a reported transfer target for four London clubs including Arsenal and TottenhamCredit: AFP – GettyAccording to teamtalk.com, the Gunners are ready to make an offer for the centre-back.But Mikel Arteta already has David Luiz, Shkodran Mustafi, Sokratis and Rob Holding – currently out injured – in his squad.Pablo Mari is on loan but expected to sign permanently in the summer with William Saliba returning from his loan at Saint-Etienne as well.Arsenal have also been linked with RB Leipzig sensation Dayot Upamecano who would undoubtedly walk into the starting XI at the Emirates.The North London club are also keen on Lille’s Gabriel Magalhaes, Samuel Umtiti of Barcelona and unsettled Bayern Munich man Jerome Boateng.However, should they make an attempt to sign Lovren they could face competition from rivals Tottenham as well as West Ham and Crystal Palace who are also understood to be interested.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Gunners newsIf Lovren does leave Liverpool in the summer, he would prefer to stay in England and London would be his destination of choice.However, the report also adds that teams in Italy, Spain, Germany and France have all made approaches.Liverpool are hoping to get £18million for the defender who joined from Southampton for £20m in 2014.Despite being a regular starter in his opening four seasons at Anfield, he has dropped down the pecking order in Klopp’s side.Joe Gomez is the first-choice partner for Virgil van Dijk at the back with Joel Matip also ahead of Lovren.This season he has featured just 14 times across all competitions.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHis only Premier League appearance since December 7 came in the Reds’ sole Premier League defeat of the season, the 3-0 loss at Watford.After that shock result, Lovren admitted his side were “ashamed” for throwing away their Invincibles dreams.Liverpool are likely to try and bring in a replacement for Lovren should they find a suitable buyer for the former World Cup finalist.Best free transfer XI available to Premier League clubs this summer including Arsenal target Matty Longstafflast_img read more

first_imgPhoto by: GRANT MATTHEW/STUFF (Charlie Ngatai went down against the Brumbies). An ankle injury suffered in the 28-10 final-round win over the Brumbies in Hamilton last Saturday night kept the 26-year-old from travelling with the team, coach Dave Rennie revealed from South Africa on Tuesday evening.Ngatai went down early in the match, and while he played on, he was then pulled at halftime as a precaution, but in the end wasn’t taken on the long haul, with Rennie seeing it as too much of a gamble.”His ankle just wasn’t good enough,” Rennie said. We’re not in a position to take a risk, you’re only allowed to bring 25 guys away, so it gives us a couple of spare guys but we needed to make sure that if we got any illness or injury late in the week, that we had suitable cover.”With Alex Nankivell – who started at centre last weekend – not selected in the travelling party, the midfield will feature either Stephen Donald or Tim Nanai-Williams – having arrived a day later than his team-mates following his commitments with Samoa – partnering Anton Lienert-Brown, with Solomon Alaimalo providing cover from the wing.Dominic Bird (concussion) and Liam Messam (hamstring) weren’t risked last weekend, but are good to go, while the All Blacks trio of Brodie Retallick, Sam Cane and Lienert-Brown will be injected after a week off following a heavy workload in the test series against the British and Irish Lions.Rennie said it was quite noticeable that that trio were fizzing with energy during what duties they have undertaken so far.With a similar climate to back home there hasn’t been any challenges in terms of getting acclimatised to the weather, but it’s just overcoming the travel factor which is imperative and has the Chiefs easing into their week.”We haven’t done an enormous amount, to be honest,” Rennie said. “We left at 2am [Sunday, NZ time] and most guys probably only had an hour’s sleep prior to that and of course a big day of travel, and we arrived here around midnight Sunday night, local time [late morning Monday, NZ time].The fact the Chiefs had to trek the 11,765km to the Cape for this game is not so much the worry in terms of their title chances – they go into the fixture as favourites – it’s more the fact that if they make the semifinals it’s guaranteed to be all the way back in New Zealand – either against the Crusaders in Christchurch, or against the Highlanders in Dunedin.It mirrors the task they faced last year, when they went over and spanked the Stormers 60-21, before coming up well short against the eventual title-winning Hurricanes 25-9 in Wellington.Rennie noted that was somewhat of an anomaly – against what was a high quality side – and that his team had generally fronted well on return from South Africa, so they were just embracing the excitement that the challenge presents.Of course, it’ll be first things first anyway, against what is a quite improved Stormers side this year, who beat the Chiefs 34-26 in Cape Town in round seven, in what was one of the season’s highest quality games.”Maybe last year they were surprised with the intensity of the game,” Rennie said. “And they hadn’t played a New Zealand side all year. This year they’ve played five, and they were certainly far better prepared, a hell of a lot fitter, and fronted big time against us. So we’re pretty sure what we’re going to face, certainly they’ll be physical and they’ll back themselves.”The Stormers will also be buoyed by some good news on the injury front, with fullback SP Marais and flanker Kobus van Dyk both back in the mix after missing the last couple of games with knee injuries, prop Wilco Louw (knee) and flanker Rynhardt Elstadt (wrist) both having recovered after being late-in-the-week withdrawals from the team which beat the Bulls in Pretoria 41-33 last weekend, and props Oli Kebble (hamstring) and Ali Vermaak (calf) both available for the first time since the international break.last_img read more

first_img“We have rocked this world… our Tongan fans are proud of us, and I am not just talking in Auckland and in Sydney, I am talking Australia, America, mate I have got family in Alaska going off.”While Fifita remained uncommitted on his international and State of Origin future, Sio Siua Taukeiaho appeared let slip details of a pact between himself and fellow defectors Jason Taumalolo, Manu Ma’u and Fifita, to stick with Tonga long term.”A few of the boys like Jase, Fifita and Manu Ma’u, all of them have said they’ll stay with Tonga and I’m willing to do the same,” Taukeiaho said.”I think it’s just all because we made it so far… I think we want to keep the same team together for the next World Cup or whatever games we have coming up.”I think I’ll stick with Tonga for my whole career now.”You’ll probably see me in a red and white jersey for my whole time that I play footy.”Tonga had come within a whisker of pulling off arguably the greatest comeback in Rugby League World Cup history on Saturday night, in front of a capacity Mount Smart Stadium crowd of 30,003.Trailing 20-0 with eight minutes to go, Tonga ran in tries to Tevita Pangai Junior, Siliva Havili, and Tuimoala Lolohea in the space of five minutes to claw back within two points, and had a chance to win the match when Fifita went over on the final play of the game, only to be called back for a knock on.Taumalolo reflected on the watershed tournament, which saw Tonga become the first tier-two side to beat a top-three nation when they defeated New Zealand 28-22 in pool play, while the island nation advanced to the play-offs at the World Cup for the first time in their history.”Obviously disappointing, but mostly proud, the way the boys carried themselves, I am proud of what they have done throughout this tournament,” Taumalolo said.”[The semi-final] will be up there with my [NRL] grand final memory from 2015, it’s a shame with how the result went, but just proud.”We managed to bring our country and our people together… that’s what it’s about, it’s things like that which hit me real deep.” One of a host of players to make an 11th-hour switch to represent Tonga, having originally been selected in Mal Meninga’s final Kangaroos squad only days earlier, Fifita said being part of Tonga’s historic run at the tournament left him with no room for regret.”No chance,” Fifita said following his side’s 20-18 semi-final exit at the hands of England in Auckland.”I’m proud of my decision, my parents, my grandfather, my family, the boys in there, that’s who I stand by.”There’s no regrets. I am proud of how far I have gone… at the end of the day I am happy.”My heart was saying ‘I think it’s time to go to Tonga’.last_img read more

first_imgThe Dark Blues’ faint title hopes were extinguished with defeat to Ireland last week but they will be keen to propel themselves up the table with victory against the tournament’s whipping boys after wins against France and England.Wing Tommy Seymour returns from injury to replace Blair Kinghorn in Rome on Saturday, while centre Nick Grigg makes his first championship start as he takes the place of Pete Horne, whose blunder put Ireland on their way to victory in Dublin.Townsend has made three further changes to the pack, with hooker Fraser Brown, prop Willem Nel and lock Tim Swinson all promoted from the bench in place of Stuart McInally, Simon Berghan and Grant Gilchrist.Lock Richie Gray and prop Zander Fagerson could also make their first appearances of the campaign, having shrugged off injuries to be named among the substitutes.”There were a number of positives in how we took the game to Ireland in attack and defence but this didn’t lead to us scoring enough points to win the game,” said Townsend.”We’ve been pleased with how the players have responded to last week’s disappointment, with the energy they have brought to training and a determination to improve our performance in our final match.””Playing Italy will be a very tough game — it always has been for any Scotland side,” he added. “We are ready for the challenge and have an experienced group of players working hard to finish our campaign with a positive performance and result.”last_img read more

first_imgThe championships will be held at Mounties, Mt Pritchard in New South Wales from February 25 to March 5.PNGBSA vice president, John Chan said the squad will be trimmed to four men, four women, two juniors and two referees.“Final selection will be based on attendance, commitment, attitude and dedication to training and meetings as well as other requirements which will be discussed at Monday’s meeting,” said Chan.The train on squad is: Men’s – Arua Simoi, Brian Fong, Djorne Fong, Kelly Yambi, Monty Fong, Nathan Fong, Noel Ramos, Ralph Kaina and Willie Vaieke.Women’s : Geua John, Helen Samuel, Damita Bray, Madeleine Kaina, Waisina Chan, Hane Vaieke, May Vare and Dolly Berua.Juniors: Angello Fong, Edward Lakae, Emmanuel Kapi, Kenny Onoma and Miria David.Referees:  Danny Earls, Ida Keni, Joey Chan, Jon Cavanagh, Richard Whitchurch and Sean McCarthyChan added that all Port Moresby-based players must attend a meeting next Monday at 6pm at the Lamana Q Club where a training program and other information will be given out.He said players based in the  provinces will have the information sent to them.last_img read more

first_imgThe Lightning continues its streak of games without losing. With the victory in the sixteenth Cup against Betis there are already eight duels without defeats. It is the best moment of the season of Paco Jémez, which reached its most important result by winning a top team. Here the comments of the canary in the mixed zone and one of the protagonists: Miguel Morro and Catena.The match: “The main thing was to enjoy. We thought it was a prize to get here because we had to go to difficult fields. And to take advantage of the prize we not only enjoy these people but also pass the tie. I have enjoyed my team very much. What we have In fact it has a beastly value especially because of the potential of Betis. We have merit of having spent playing as we have played. Although we would have lost we would have won. I am tremendously happy but especially for the players because they have shown that they can also play spectacularly with teams of first division”.The bottom reaction: “During the game I have forgotten that I am a Lightning coach and I had a great time, as if I were a spectator. I want to congratulate everyone and especially the fund that he has shown again. Sometimes I disagree with but they have shown today that they are the best with a lot of differences and they make us better too. That is a reflection that they have helped the team. As a coach I am very happy because I think people are going home satisfied. “What can be taken from positive: “Now it is the second part: that nobody swells our chest and that we do not believe that we can now walk in the League. We have to be humble. The moral we can get is that in football nothing is impossible. I want tomorrow everything the world is already thinking about Extremadura because our big goal is focused on the league. “The arbitration errors: “Refereeing is very complicated and from above things are seen from another way. I like this type of arbitration more. I am not very friendly with the VAR. I do not reproach the referee at all. There is always a margin of error that a being human can have. The referee tried to do his best. Then I can’t say anything. “The great test of Miguel Morro: “I think he needed a match like this. In the other games he had not had much work to do. Today he does and he thinks his future is spectacular. Today he has been able to make very high-level stops and has shown the ability to make decisions. important with the ball. Miguel can be a very good goalkeeper. He is a boy who has the ability to reach and learn. “ The penalty lottery: “The penalties can be trained, you can have a good goalkeeper. But after 120 minutes of competition you cannot train them. Throwing a penalty with that pressure is much more complicated. What has helped us a lot is that they failed the first penalty It has given us peace of mind. There has been the key. “Why have you saved Pozo and Suárez: “I have not thought about the League game at any time. What I was looking at is that we will use them to get the people who were most tired. Ulloa was coming from an injury but the match led us to an unexpected situation. I think we have enough combinations to be fresh in Sunday’s game. “Andrés Martín: “For us it is a delight to see a young central that can perform at a good level. I don’t want to say it if they don’t take us by the clause.”The teams of lower categories in this Cup: “When you change the format of the Cup, you know that many are going to stay on the road. There are little things left. I would leave the cup in a single game from the beginning to the end. Otherwise, with this format it was already known. The teams have to come with everyone. You can’t afford to play with the less usual ones because you can stay out. “The situation of Piovaccari: “The idea of ​​the club is to bring a striker. We talked to him and he said he would like to leave because if a striker comes his minutes could decrease. If the club decides to bring the striker we are here to bring, he has the possibility to leave. If Pio leaves it is because it suits the club and because he can take advantage and have a club. “Miguel Morro“Very happy for the result for the performance I have done. I have had three good interventions. They no longer treat me not as a quarry but as a person of the first team and this brings you satisfaction. After all, today the penalties are very studied but I think I’m more of a goalkeeper of intuition and it went well.Catena“We have played a very good game against an opponent of incredible quality. Glad to help the team with that goal. It has been a vibrant match both from the inside out as well as from the fans towards us. The way we have been cheering has had an impact on the game. Despite the fatigue we have decided that we were going to try and in the end we had the reward. We have to keep that attitude and effort. “last_img read more