2020 Southland Indoor Track & Field Championships Open Sunday

first_imgTickets are available only at the Birmingham CrossPlex ticket office and are not available online. BIRMINGHAM, Ala. – The 2020 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championship kicks off Sunday at the Birmingham CrossPlex in Birmingham, Ala. Day one events will begin at 8:30 a.m. CT with the 60-meter hurdles portion of the pentathlon event and conclude at 7 p.m. with the men’s distance medley relay.Sam Houston State has captured the men’s team title in each of the past four years and will look to secure the top spot once again. The Bearkats’ 2019 indoor championship came on 104 points, beating second-place finisher Southeastern Louisiana by a 19-point margin. Although SHSU claimed the men’s team title, it was Lamar that led the 2019 field with six gold-medal performances, three of which came in distance events.Stephen F. Austin aims to defend the women’s team title after overpowered the competition in 2019 with 141 points and six gold medals. The Ladyjacks enter the weekend leading the record books with nine Southland team titles and will look to repeat for the first time since the 2012 and 2013 indoor seasons.Southeastern Louisiana’s D.J. Ruffin and Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson return as the reigning Most Valuable Performers (MVP) from one year ago. Jackson racked up 24 points on the way to her second-straight MVP title, while Ruffin tallied 29.5 points en route to Male Athlete of the Year honors in 2019.The 60m dash portion of the heptathlon is slated to begin Sunday morning at 8:50 a.m., immediately following the conclusion of the pentathlon’s 60m hurdles. The Southland Championships will then continue on a rolling schedule throughout Sunday’s competition.Monday’s action opens at 9 a.m. with the heptathlon’s 60m hurdles and pole vault events. Finals portions of the field events will follow, beginning at 10 a.m. with the women’s shot put. Day two running events open up with the women’s 60m hurdles at 11 a.m. and conclude with the men’s 4x400m relay at 2:40 p.m.All awards will be presented at the conclusion of each event’s final.The 2020 Southland Indoor Track & Field Championships will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network, which can be found on the Championship Central page.For athletes that achieve qualifying marks or have done so throughout the indoor season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted at the Albuquerque Convention Center in Albuquerque, N.M., March 14-15.AdmissionAdult, All-Session Pass: $15.00Adult, Single-Day Pass: $10.00Southland Student, Single Day (with ID): FreeChildren 13 and Under, All-Session: $8.00Children 13 and Under, Single-Day: $5.00Parking: $5.00last_img


first_imgTOP TRACKMAN DENNIS MOORE RETURNS TO SANTA ANITA AS TRACK CONSULTANT ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced that highly respected Trackman Dennis Moore has been retained as a consultant and will be on-site this afternoon as an precautionary measure with regard to the condition of the one mile main track.Moore, 69, who has more than 46 years of experience working with racing surfaces in California and worldwide, served as Santa Anita Track Superintendent from 2014 until his retirement this past Dec. 31.  Currently employed as Track Superintendent at both Del Mar and Los Alamitos, Moore was chiefly responsible for providing Santa Anita with the “El Segundo sand” which was installed here to universal acclaim in 2014.The son of a track superintendent, Moore grew up in racing and in addition to his father, Bob, his brother Ron has also served in the same role at various tracks in California.An avid horseman and animal lover, human and equine safety are of paramount importance to Moore.last_img


first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESMIKE SMITH, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “What a race she ran.  I thought that if she ran back to her last race (a 2 ¾ length state-bred allowance win going one mile on March 6), she’d be hard to beat today.  The two (Bella Vita) ran a big race but my filly dug in and got the job done.”TRAINER QUOTESJEFF BONDE, SMILING SHIRLEE, WINNER:  “We had the extra time off and she’d been training extremely well for this race.  We were concerned with the rail, but Mike fit this filly like a glove, he really did.  Like I say, she’d been training well and she rewarded us today.”NOTES: The winning owners are Edward Brown, Jr., Alan Klein and Philip Lebhertz.last_img

Bayern Munich lead race for Arsenal target and RB Leipzig star Upamecano

first_imgBAYERN MUNICH are ahead of Arsenal in the race to sign highly rated RB Leipzig defender Dayot Upamecano.The 21-year-old Frenchman has impressed a number of Europe’s top clubs with reports in Sport Bild suggesting German giants Bayern are leading the chase for his signature.1 German champions Bayern Munich are in pole position to sign French defender Dayot Upamecano from RB LeipzigUpamecano has quickly become one of the top Bundesliga defenders since joining Leipzig from Red Bull Salzburg in January 2017.Arsenal have long been fans of the France Under-21 international and tried to sign the centre-back in the summer.Leipzig told the Gunners they would need to fork out £92million in the last transfer window to meet the player’s release clause but the Emirates bosses were not prepared to spend that kind of money with their highest bid rumoured to be in the region of £65m.ARSENAL NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the Gunners Leipzig’s sporting director Markus Krosche said: “Dayot is currently one of the best defenders in the Bundesliga, so it would surprise me if no clubs came knocking for him.”He’s certainly an attractive player for the big clubs in Europe but he can still take a few steps forward and develop with us.”Upamecano could well be in North London in February as Julian Nagelsmann’s Leipzig side travel to face the Gunners’ rivals Tottenham and he will hope that his star defender is still available for the Champions League round of 16 tie.Aubameyang 8/1 to join BarcelonaWILL Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang be off to the Nou Camp this month?The rumour mill is churning into overdrive that the Arsenal ace could be off.Ladbrokes have priced the deal at 8/1.Fancy a flutter? Click here to head to Ladbrokes.Mikel Arteta refuses to comment on any future transfers at Arsenal Ex-club captain Laurent Koscielny departed the Emirates in the summer and replacement signing David Luiz has failed to hit the heights expected and was sent off on his return to former club Chelsea.Doubts still remain over a number of Arsenal’s other central defenders including Shkodran Mustafi and Sokratis Papastapoulos but manager Mikel Arteta will be boosted by the arrival of William Saliba next season.The 18-year-old Frenchman was signed last summer before immediately being loaned back to Saint-Etienne as part of the deal but the Gunners may look to strengthen further as Saliba has been plagued by injuries and is looking at a six week spell out of action after an operation on an adductor muscle.Upamecano’s refusal to sign a contract extension at Leipzig has fuelled rumours of a move, with Bayern most likely to secure a deal for a player they could have signed three years ago.In 2017 technical director Michael Reschke had the chance to sign Upamecano from Salzburg but turned it down paving the way for his move to Leipzig.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokeslast_img

Spurs set to sign Teddy Smith after ‘agreeing terms’ with freebie keeper

first_imgJose Mourinho has great fun interviewing himself about transfers at Tottenham press conference TOTTENHAM are on the verge of completing a shock move for former Southend goalkeeper Teddy Smith, according to reports.The 24-year-old has been without a club since being released by the Shrimpers last summer – but did feature as a trialist for a Spurs reserve side against Dulwich Hamlet last summer.1 Teddy Smith is on the verge of a shock move to SpursA move failed to materialise at the time, but according to Football Insider, Spurs have gone back in for the former England youth international.Hugo Lloris recently returned from a long-term injury, with Paulo Gazzaniga having deputised for over three months.And the Lilywhites brought Michel Vorm back to the club in October, to offer further back up after Lloris’ injury.Youngsters Brandon Austin and Alfie Whiteman have both featured on the bench for the first-team this season.But with Austin now having joined Danish side Viborg on loan, Spurs chiefs appear to be moving for extra cover.Smith made his senior debut for Southend in League Two in the 2014-15 season and was an unused substitute in the playoff final as the Shrimpers sealed promotion.The academy graduate made his proper breakthrough two seasons later, making 19 League One appearances in the 2016-17 season.He swiftly fell back down the pecking order though, making only one outing last season in the EFL Trophy.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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongAfter his release at the end of last season, manager at the time Kevin Bond said: “Ted’s an excellent trainer and a great boy but he needs to be playing regular first-team football which I have no doubt he will find.”One of the goalkeepers he was usurped by was fellow academy kid Nathan Bishop.And he too has been on the move to the Premier League’s top six this season, having joined Manchester United earlier today.last_img

Foran out of World Cup

first_imgThe NZRL confirmed Foran’s new club, the Canterbury Bulldogs, have made him unavailable for the World Cup so he can recover from a quad and back strain he played through for the majority of the 2017 season with the Warriors.The Kiwis co-host the World Cup alongside Australia and Papaua New Guinea.The tournament kicks off at the end of next month.last_img

PNG track queen arrives for Games

first_imgAlso arriving is Nelson Stone, the 400m men’s champion of the South Pacific.Both were among 30 overseas based PNG athletes who arrived after midday today in Port Moresby.They were met on arrival at the Port Moresby International Airport by PNG Chef de Mission, Richard Kassman.Wisil who lives and trains in the United States said she is happy to be running on home soil to defend her title.But she is not taking her rivals from New Caledonia, Tahiti and Fiji for granted.“I am in great form and looking forward to the tracks,” she told LOOP PNG.Stone on the other hand said he will let his “performance do the talking on the tracks.”Wala Gime who is taking part on the 110m and 400m hurdles says for now it is best to “keep a positive mind.”In the last Pacific Games, PNG bagged 14 gold in the track and field events of a total of 20 medalslast_img

Real Madrid resorts to Courtois and Varane to add their first victory of 2020

first_imgMadrid placed on his overalls and tailored to the necessities of Getafe Varane, key in two of his crew’s three objectives in stationary ball performsCourtois saved his crew and goes by his finest second as a white participant Real Madrid had to face an advanced recreation towards Getafe within the first recreation of the 12 months and thanks to the success of Courtois and Varane, the Zidane crew has been ready to add the three factors (0-3) that place the chief of the classification to Ready for the Barcelona match towards Espanyol within the Catalan derby.The sport for Real Madrid was not simple in any respect. These of Zidane, as already anticipated, had been uncomfortable through the first half as a result of of Getafe. These of Bordalás, devoted to their fashion, went out for all and didn’t let whites apply their soccer with gamers like Kroos, Modric or Isco, who nearly by no means took the ball simply.After twenty minutes of dispute got here the first shot on objective by Getafe. Arambarri related the ball with energy from the entrance, however considerably targeted and nonetheless compelled to stretch Courtois. Ten minutes later it was Varane who bothered Soria, who with a foul begin ended up placing the objective in his personal door. It was the first arrival of Zidane’s and first objective. The most effective minutes of Bordalás got here after the objective of Varane. Fajr, with two pictures, was about to draw, particularly within the second, which compelled Courtois to throw reflexes. Higher nonetheless was the one which Cabrera had with a header that the Belgian took out exhibiting that he’s going by his finest second as a Real Madrid goalkeeper. The Belgian presents safety and was important to the ultimate victory of his crew.The second half of the assembly had little crumb. These of Zidane had been extra comfy and the central pair fashioned by Varane and Militao grew with the passing of the minutes, giving a defensive safety that prevented the pictures of the rival from inside the space. The whites modified their technique within the face of stress from Getafe and appeared for their males upstairs with lengthy balls.The second objective of Real Madrid got here in minute 52, the work of Varane. The Frenchman, blunt within the air recreation, headed the measured heart of Kroos to overtake Soria. The match of the French central was enormous, which not solely left no gaps behind, but additionally threw effectivity within the assault.The Getafe stored insisting. Bordalás examined with three strikers on the courtroom, however this time the Zidane crew realized the lesson from the first half and didn’t let the blue-headed rams maneuver. Madrid might sentence, however neither Bale nor Vinicius took benefit of their clear probabilities.A number of seconds to go, Valverde was left alone towards Soria and gave the objective to Luka Modric to rating at pleasure earlier than the beginning of the blue objective. With this victory, the Zidane crew begins the 12 months with a victory labored towards, probably, the crew that finest competes in LaLiga, and places an finish to the disaster initially of the 12 months.DATA SHEETGETAFE: Soria; Damián, Djené, Cabrera, Nyom (Portillo, min. 81); Fajr, (Molina, min. 60), Maksimovic, Arambarri, Cucurella; Angel and Jaime Mata (Amath, min. 81).REAL MADRID: Courtois; Carvajal, Varane, Militao, Mendy; Casemiro, Modric, Kroos (Valverde, min. 70), Isco (Vinicius, min. 70); Bale and Benzema (Jovic, min. 81).–GOALS:0-1, min. 34: David Soria, in personal door.0-2, min.53: Varane.0-3, min. 96: Modric.–REFEREE: Munuera Montero (C. Andalusia). He admonished Nyom (min.34), Damián Suárez (min.39) to Portillo (min.95) by Getafe and Jovic (min.82) and Mendy (min.95) by Real Madrid.–STADIUM: Coliseum Alfonso Pérez.center_img Picture: EFElast_img

Xavi: “I had an offer from Barça, but it was too hasty”

first_imgThe legendary Barcelona player said that the first to know his decision to continue here “it was my family” and subsequently “my team of collaborators of Al Sadd and my players”.He also acknowledged having lived three days too intense – between Friday that he received the first offer from the emissaries Blaugrana until Sunday that he ended up rejecting it – and that they got to decentralize it: “It’s true that I wasn’t very focused on Al Sadd in those days, but now I’m thinking about this final.”Regarding the Valverde substitute on the Blaugrana bench, Xavi had only words of praise: “Quique Setién I love as coach of Barcelona. I really like his way of working and I hope he has all the successes in the world.” LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 16, 2020 Obviously a good part of his appearance focused on his decision to stay in the Qatari team, which he has been leading since this summer, and rejecting Barcelona’s offer to immediately join the Blaugrana bench: “Yes, it is true that I received an offer from Barcelona. It was presented to me by Eric Abidal and Oscar Grau. But I did not accept it because I considered that it was very precipitous and that it is still a bit early for me to train Barcelona. That does not mean that no it is still my dream to train FC Barcelona one day. “center_img Xavi Hernandez appeared this morning at a press conference in the pre-final of the Prince Cup that will play his team, the Al sadd, this Friday against Al duhail (15.30 hours) in the stadium Jassim Bin Hamad from Doha.last_img

De Jong’s 1-1 had to be canceled, according to Iturralde

first_imgThe explanation is simple: “Any hand of attack that ends in goal or creates occasion to make goal is hand. Be voluntary or involuntary“said Iturralde González. This rule applies from this year. and, nevertheless, it does not sanction the same hands in case of the defenses: “It’s common sense: you can’t point a penalty to the defender, but you can’t let the attacker score a goal with your hand“he explained then Carlos Velasco Carballo, president of the CTA. Likewise, the immediacy of the hand to score a goal is essential when the VAR goes into action to review the play. Busy day for Martínez Munuera at the Santiago Bernabéu. The Valencian referee, who in the first half had annulled a goal by Luuk De Jong for Gudelj’s previous foul on Militao, did concede the goal of the Sevilla tie in the second half, also the work of the Dutch and also with controversy: after a good Combinatorial play, Munir attended from the ground the former PSV Eindhoven, who put it where Courtois could not reach. Nevertheless, in the images it was appreciated how the Spanish international hit the ball with his hand and with his elbow. For Iturralde González, arbitrary analyst of Carrusel Deportivo, there is no doubt: hand of the Sevilla forward. “Those who said it was a scandal that de Jong’s goal was canceled, this is a major scandal“said the former referee,”If you don’t hit him in the hand, there is no goal“.last_img