Southland to Limit Attendance at Future Rounds of Basketball Tournaments Due to COVID-19 (Coronavirus)

first_img— Southland Strong — The Katy Kids Dribble scheduled for Saturday morning at the Merrell Center will also be cancelled. “While this announcement creates considerable inconvenience for many fans, these measures are being taken with the health and well-being of the tournament’s participants in mind, including student-athletes and coaches,” Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett said. “This is of the utmost importance as we’re seeing similar issues across the country with other sporting events, including the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championships in the coming weeks.  The Southland will continue monitor and to take necessary precautions through the weeks ahead as other competition and championship events are scheduled.” Beginning with Thursday’s women’s first round and men’s second round games, arena entry will be restricted to participating teams, game officials, tournament staff, spirit groups (at each institution’s discretion), credentialed media, other support personnel, and family members included on the team’s official pass list. There will be no entry allowed for ticket holders and no opportunity to purchase tickets at the Merrell Center.  In the near future, the Southland and its member institutions will provide a refund policy to fans who have purchased tickets.center_img All games of the Southland Tournament are being televised as scheduled, with all preliminary contests being shown live on ESPN+.  Saturday’s men’s championship game will be shown live on ESPN2 at 8:30 p.m. Central, while Sunday’s women’s title game will be shown live on CBS Sports Network at 1 p.m. Central. KATY, TX – The Southland Conference has announced it will limit attendance beginning Thursday morning at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments at the Leonard E. Merrell Center, due to precautions related to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak.last_img read more

DESERT STORMER STAKES QUOTES-SUNDAY, MAY 19, 2019

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESGEOVANNI FRANCO, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER:  “She’s been improving every time I’ve gotten on her. Jerry said ‘You’re on the fastest horse, just get her out of the gate and she’ll do the rest. She’s got a big heart and she ran really good.”TRAINER QUOTESJERRY HOLLENDORFER, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER: “Geovanni rides her really good, no question. She’s been training very well and she’s put on a lot of weight, we have given her plenty of time between races and we think she’s doing well that way.  Some horses just don’t ever get a chance to get to be an older horse, but she did and she’s doing well. We just hope to keep her going. We’re probably going to look at that race at Los Alamitos, the Great Lady M (Grade II, six furlongs on July 6, 2019), which is a nice race over there, so we would like to run there if we could.”GARY SHERLOCK, TRAINER OF SHOW IT N MOE IT, SECOND:  “She tries every time.  Second in a Grade III with a Cal-bred, not bad. We’re probably run next in the Great Lady M at Los Alamitos (Grade II, six furlongs on July 6). It looks like we’ll be running in open company from now on.”NOTES: The winning owner is Bad Boy Racing, LLC.Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl and jockey Geovanni Franco, right, outleg Show It N Moe It (Rafael Bejarano), left, to win the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, Sunday, May 19, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA.© BENOIT PHOTOlast_img read more

Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe

first_imgDELLE ALLI revealed Son Heung-Min was crying so much in the Spurs’ changing room after Everton star Andre Gomes’ suspected broken leg that he “can’t even pick his head up”.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino thanked Toffees players like Sean Coleman for visiting the away room to console Son, who was shown a red card after Gomes twisted awkwardly following his challenge and a resulting collision with Serge Aurier.2 Son Heung-Min is distraught after realising how serious the injury to Andre Gomes wasCredit: EPA2 Everton star Andre Gomes was carried off after lengthy treatment and taken straight to hospital, with players on both sides distraughtCredit: AFP or licensorsAnd Alli, whose goal was cancelled out by Cenk Tosun in a 1-1 Premier League draw, told Sky Sports Son appeared inconsolableEngland midfielder Alli said: “I’ve just been in to the changing rooms and he is devastated and he is in tears but it’s not his fault.”Sonny know he is one of the nicest people you will meet and he would never mean to do that and you can see that with his reaction. Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle PUNDITS BLAST RED CARDMICHAEL OWEN: “Shocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things. The wellbeing of players is the most important thing. Get well soon Andre Gomes.”GARY LINEKER: “Son clearly massively upset. Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card. He’ll care less about that than injuring a fellow professional so seriously. Such a shame. “”He can’t even pick his head up he is crying that much in the changing rooms. It’s never nice to see.”Alli added that Gomes’ contorted leg and the  Portuguese midfielder’s obvious pain made the incident hard to look at.He said: “It’s not nice to see that. I didn’t want to look at what was going on but we just have to send him our best wishes.”He is an amazing footballer and it is never nice to see that.”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 CelticEverton finished the stronger after the lengthy delay while Gomes received on-pitch treatmentAnd Alli said: “That sort of injury does play on your mind but you have to stay professional.”With 12 minutes added time you have to try and stay focused but unfortunately we switched off for a split second. We now have to pick ourselves up.”Mario Balotelli walks off pitch following racist abuse by Verona supporterslast_img read more

Spurs miss out on Piatek as Milan agree £27m transfer fee with Hertha Berlin

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic’s return at the turn of the year signalled the end for Piatek, who will now be playing for his fourth club in just two years.However Mourinho has managed to bolster his attacking unit this week.Spurs splashed out £27m to bring 22-year-old winger Steven Bergwijn to the capital from PSV.Spurs have just £10MILLION to spend on Harry Kane stand-in with Mourinho set to miss out on Piatek and Willian Jose JOSE MOURINHO has missed out on signing Krzysztof Piatek with the striker set to join Hertha Berlin from AC Milan in a £23.5million move.The Poland international was wanted by the North London side to help cope with the loss of the injured Harry Kane.1 Spurs have lost out in the chase for Milan star Krzysztof PiatekCredit: AP:Associated PressSpurs have been keen on the 24-year-old since the transfer window opened – but Mourinho was only interested in a loan move.And that looks to have scuppered his hopes of securing the forward after Bundesliga outfit Hertha lodged an offer.Despite only signing him a year ago, Milan wanted to offload Piatek on a permanent basis and had resisted all Spurs’ advances.Ex-Genoa star Piatek jetted off to Germany on Wednesday to complete the formalities of the £23.5m deal, which includes a number of add-ons that could see that figure rise.Milan will be pleased to have recouped a large majority of the £30.4m they shelled out on the ace, who scored 15 goals in 37 Italian top-flight matches for the San Siro giants.Piatek has struggled for form over recent months after a bright start and has been shoved down the pecking order.last_img read more

One of the worst performances by the Hurricanes

first_imgIt was a hugely disappointing effort and result for Hurricanes coach Chris Boyd.Boyd said he realised after about three minutes of play game that his side had not turned up, which was disappointing because he they had been working towards the game for a long time.”In the period of time that I’ve been coaching here I don’t think I’ve ever been involved in a game where we’ve prepared so well and delivered so little.””We’d been preparing to play the Bulls at altitude here since November 25th because we knew what we were faced with, basically we ran out of legs again at altitude very quickly and were unable to put our game together offensively or defensively.”The hosts provided an early-season fillip for new coach John Mitchell and for South African rugby with a bright performance against the rusty-looking Hurricanes, who trailed 16-12 at halftime.A 72nd-minute try to Bulls prop Pierre Schoeman proved the match-winner in a close affair, with both sides crossing three times.Earlier, it had appeared All Blacks playmaker and World Rugby Player of the Year Barrett would swing the momentum when he crossed moments after coming off the bench.Without any pre-season rugby under his belt, Barrett latched onto a TJ Perenara cross-kick to score with his first competitive touch of 2018 and put the visitors ahead 19-16.In the process he became the fourth player in Super Rugby history to score 1000 points.But Bulls five-eighth Handre Pollard charged down a chip from opposite Ihaia West to spark a sweeping move which resulted in Schoeman’s try.Pollard’s two penalties were important in putting his team in front in the first spell.They scored early through winger Johnny Kotze but the Hurricanes replied through hooker Ricky Riccitelli from a line-out drive and winger Wes Goosen from a chip and chase.The Bulls scored the try of the game from inside their own half soon before the break, when Springboks forward Lood de Jager galloped over after a bust and loping run from fellow-lock RG Snyman.That try came when the hosts were reduced to 14 men, with Schoeman shown a yellow card for a high shot.The Hurricanes’ fitness levels appeared to lag in the thin air, with their error count and concession of penalties problematic in the second spell.They were outpointed in areas they would normally expect to shade the youthful Bulls side, such as running metres and offloads, leaving room for improvement ahead of next week’s clash with the Jaguares in Buenos Aires.Prop Toby Smith and wing Wes Goosen are the main injury concerns for the Hurricanes.last_img read more

Crowd cries for more from Oshen

first_imgOshen entertained the crowd with a song sung in a local Morobe language before performing his hit “throw away the guns”.His third performance “meri lewa” got the crowd singing along as he involved his audience in musical fun.He left the crowd screaming “one more, one more” before Sir George Telek came on stage.And it was then  fireworks galore as Prote  J performed on stage againlast_img

Olympic committee raises K172, 000

first_imgThis was from the sale of 17, 200 T-shirts for some 100 schools in Lae, Bulolo, Wau and Markham.The business community in Lae, comprising some of the prominent corporate names like Ela Motors, Traisa Transport and Papindo Trading, participated in the auction.Major sponsor Trukai has provided 100, 000 shirts for this year’s Fun Run, which will feature the Cancer Council’s message of “Protect Your Family from Cancer. Eat Healthy and Exercise Regularly”.The bidders will put their logos on the shirts and donate to schools.The Lae auction was the first of two auctions for the event, with the second to be held at the Royal Papua Yacht Club in Port Moresby this evening.Funds raised from the two auctions will assist in sending Team PNG to the Brazil Olympic Games in August.last_img read more

NZ All Whites secure grand final spot in OFC

first_imgNew Caledonians gave All whites a tough battle until a penalty in the 48th minute right after time broke the deadlock.Woods fired a banana kick just outside the 18 yards over the NCL  defence that slipped off the goal keepers hands and into the net behind.New Zealand now secures the first spot for the finals as they await the winner of Papua New Guinea and Solomon Island encounter tonight at the Sir John Guise Stadium in Port Moresby.last_img

Aihen Muñoz: “I learn a lot from a great player like Monreal”

first_imgAihen Muñoz was called to be the owner of the left wing of the Royal Society in defence. Until the arrival of Nacho Monreal, which increased the competition in the position and relegated him to the bench until the arrival of the Cup. Now he opens the door of ownership again in league with the injury of Monreal. Aihen Muñoz, on his loss of ownership – Is this season still just as exciting for Aihen despite the fact that Monreal’s arrival has taken minutes away?Yeah right. For me being in the first team of the Real is a dream. Football has these ups and downs and now it turns around and I ended up playing.-Do you also learn when you don’t play in Primera?Yes Yes. In all situations you learn. In the day everything is an apprenticeship, especially for a young boy like me.– Do you consider that Monreal’s arrival hurt him?No, I don’t think so. I’m learning a lot. I had not experienced this situation of being on the bench and I am getting many positive things, and I learn a lot from a great player like Monreal, who advises me and helps me a lot.– It has given him many laps to the head since he lost the title in day 3 by the arrival of Monreal?Sure, because you always want to play. There are moments of downturn. But what you have to do is train well day by day.-And what was he taking refuge in?In training and giving everything in training, and stay with the clear awareness that I do my job well.-What were the most complicated moments?I could not tell you what they were exactly, but when you see that you do not play they give you dips, but you recover on a daily basis and you remain calm because you always give it your all and train well. -And if I give you a choice: win the Cup or enter the Champions League?The Cup, no doubt. We have not won a title for a long time and that would be amazing. It would be something precious.-Next rival, Betis …It has a very high level and high quality players, but we also have them. It will be nice to see and we will go out for all. It is clear that we will create dangerous situations, but we must be prepared to defend, that they also attack very well.– Does losing at home against Villarreal make them travel to Seville with more need?We are calm, because we are going game by game, and although it is difficult to win at Betis’ house, we will go out to make our brave game, taking advantage of the good dynamics away from home, to continue at the top. Aihen Muñoz, between winning the Cup and entering the Champions League – Happy to play again in the Cup?A lot, yes. I wanted to go back to eleven and it went well in Ceuta. I felt good, the team also went out for everyone, and in the end I was comfortable. We did the job well and became calm at home. And let’s see if we continue against Espanyol the same in Copa.– The fact that Monreal continues touched and the option is opened makes him take the week with more illusion?Yes that excites after not playing so long. Then Imanol will decide, but I’m looking forward to it.center_img -How is the relationship with Monreal?We get along really good. We are Navarrese and they are football things. It helps me a lot at all times and I take all his advice.– Do you feel that it is a good opportunity to have continuity again in the first team?I really want to play and you never know. I am prepared to play and then what has to come, it will be seen. Last year I lived on the bright side, and this year I have the other side, but I am calm, because I am a young boy who has yet to learn a lot.– At some moment it was considered to leave the Real one in the winter market?Nerd. I am very happy here, it is where I have always wanted to be, in my house. I’m very happy.– Is it compatible to do something big in the league and the Cup?Is that if we want to be with the best, we have to get used to compete two games per week, and I feel that we are more than physically prepared to do so. We are in both butt competitions and we go for both. – Did Imanol tell you something when Monreal arrived knowing that you were going to have fewer opportunities?No, it’s going. This is professional football and the coach decides who has to play, and has now decided that it is Nacho who plays. But this can change and you can choose me to play from now on. And I always work with that illusion.-You are always smiling, don’t you even lose it after all this time without ever playing?Impossible. Because this is a dream for me. If you tell me this a year and a half ago I don’t believe it. But it is clear that I want to play.– How a year ago in his debut at the Bernabéu has changed?I’m not the Sanse kid anymore. In that above all. In the desire not, I continue with them. “The Cup, without a doubt. We have not won a title for a long time.” “When you see that you don’t play they give you dips, but you recover on a day-to-day basis”last_img read more

Wanda has taken all Chinese players to San Rafael

first_imgIn this Segovian town, there are medical personnel to provide coverage and assistance and colleagues from the Academy who live with them. Of course, they will live these weeks under the protocols of prevention before the situation that is being lived.The boys will stay isolated and some teams will not even coincide with each other, at least during the first two weeks. From then on, and depending on how everything develops, yes They will be able to train and even get together to work and make little games. The prevention measures in the face of the coronavirus pandemic, they do not stop. On the one hand, those imposed by the authorities, but on the other, actions of all kinds to protect themselves. So, the Wanda group has decided to gather and concentrate all the footballers it has in Spain in Los Angeles de San Rafael (Segovia), as El Confidencial advanced and AS has been able to confirm.Wanda has collaboration agreements with Atlético, Villarreal and, more recently, Celta and Real Sociedad. Thus, he contacted the clubs to concentrate the boys and Atlético put on the table the option of Los Angeles de San Rafael, where each summer they usually do the first leg of the preseason. Wanda thought it was a good option and decided to take not only the boys from Madrid, but all those who have in Spain.last_img read more