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Football Viewers’ Guide: FCS Playoffs 1st Round

first_imgSouth Dakota at Nicholls, Saturday, 3 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 789Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:Dave Weekley, play-by-playTyoka Jackson, analyst FRISCO, Texas – The Nicholls Colonels received an at-large bid to the FCS playoffs and will host South Dakota in the opening round. Coverage begins Saturday at 3 p.m. exclusively on ESPN3. The Colonels, who finished 8-3 overall and 7-2 in the Southland Conference, will be making their fourth appearance in playoffs and are hosting a game for the first time.last_img read more

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No. 5 McNeese Crowned Tournament Champions With 4-2 Victory Over No. 2 Central Arkansas

first_imgAfter the Bears’ Jay Anderson reached on an error with one out in the top of the fifth, Anderson and Wiley combined to retire 13 straight batters until Anderson issued a free pass to Nathaniel Sagdahl in the seventh, the first walk by either pitcher up to that point. Anderson’s UCA counterpart, Tanner Wiley, suffered the loss despite giving up just two runs with five strikeouts of his own through six innings. Wiley was named to the all-tournament team for going 9-for-17 at the plate with seven RBI and four doubles. The Cowboys brought the score level with three-straight singles to lead off the home-half of the fourth, the third of which by Julian Gonzalez allowed Jake Dickerson to score. After Dustin Duhon bunted the runners over for the first out of the inning, Wiley retired the final two batters of the inning to escape the jam. The Bears got one back in the top of the eighth on a run-scoring single from Wiley to cut the Cowboy lead to 4-2. Following a leadoff double by Duhon, Connor Williams took over on the mound for Wiley and, after a Reid Bourque single, Duhon scored on a throwing error by Brasher to regain the lead at 2-1. McNeese put runners at second and third on a Fisbeck single and another fielding mishap, causing UCA to go to the pen again for Gavin Stone. Two pitches later, Clayton Rasbeary laced a two-run single past an outstretched Jay Anderson to push the lead to 4-1. Named the tournament MVP, McNeese pitcher Aidan Anderson tossed 3.2 innings of one-run baseball, allowing just one hit and striking out five Bears. The senior from Beaumont, Texas, finished with 12.2 innings pitched in the tournament after a complete game victory in the Cowboys’ first game against No. 4 Incarnate Word.center_img All-tournament team member Beau Orlando added to his resume with a one-out RBI single in the fourth to drive in Tyler Smith, who reached on a base hit and advanced 180 feet on a pair of wild pitches. A Tanner Wiley single and a Cole Fiori hit-by-pitch loaded the bases for Christian Brasher, who lined out to short to limit the scoring to one. 2019 Southland Conference All-Tournament TeamAidan Anderson, McNeese (MVP)Jake Dickerson, McNeeseNate Fisbeck, McNeeseTanner Wiley, Central ArkansasJay Anderson, Central ArkansasBeau Orlando, Central ArkansasCody Davenport, Central ArkansasEddy Gonzalez, Incarnate WordEnrique Sanchez Jr., Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNathan Pilutti, Southeastern LouisianaBryce Steckler, Southeastern LouisianaAlex Palmer, Stephen F. Austin Box Score | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – For the first time since 2003, the McNeese Cowboys are Southland Conference Tournament Champions after a 4-2 win over No. 2 Central Arkansas in Saturday night’s title game.last_img read more

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Segeyaro stuck in Super League

first_imgThe 26-year-old made a big impact at the Rhinos after joining them, initially on loan, from NRL club Penrith in July, helping them win nine of their last 10 matches of the season to comfortably retain their Super League status.Segeyaro officially took up a two-year contract in September, removing a get-out clause at the same time, but has stated his desire to remain in Australia, where he is enjoying an extended off-season break.”I wouldn’t say I was pressured into taking up an option to re-sign with Leeds, but I certainly didn’t have the support network I lean on when I make key life decisions,” Segeyaro was quoted as saying by News Corp Australia.”I told them I can’t make the decision to take up the option without sitting down with my family.”But we had a deadline and I had to make a decision. That’s what I’ve explained to Gary throughout this period.””I want to get on with my life and unfortunately that doesn’t include going back to the UK. I just can’t do it.”But Hetherington has reiterated the club’s stance that Segeyaro, who has been heavily linked with a move to NRL premiers Cronulla, is not for sale.”The comments attributed to James have obviously come as a big disappointment and a surprise following my meeting with him and his manager Sam Ayoub last Wednesday,” said Hetherington.”When speculation first broke regarding Cronulla and their interest in James, I alerted both the RFL and NRL chief executives to the issue and the NRL confirmed a player cannot be registered with an NRL club whilst his registration sits with a Super League club, and in James’ case he is registered with us and the RFL until the end of 2018.”Interest in him from other NRL clubs has been reported but they know he is not for sale. However I have no doubt this has become a key issue.”The integrity of our game is now on the line and I hope to have further discussions with senior officials from the RFL and NRL at the earliest opportunity.”Segeyaro is due back at Headingley in early January ahead of the start of the Super League season the following month.last_img read more

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Lions thrash Kings

first_imgThe Lions were 12-3 up when hooker Robbie Coetzee was sent off in the 31st minute for kneeing an opponent in the head at a ruck. They scored six more tries while down to 14 men in a scintillating performance to keep the pressure on the unbeaten Crusaders who sit on 59 points. The Lions, who have also played 13 games but have suffered one loss, rest on 56 points. Flanker Kwagga Smith collected two tries and the Lions ultimately overran the Kings by eight tries to one for a bonus-point win.“To play with 14 men … is extremely tough but we showed some character,” Lions captain Warren Whiteley said. “We had to adjust a bit after halftime, being down to 14 men, but I think the guys switched on really well.”The Johannesburg-based Lions secured a 10th straight win and have an easier run home. They meet the lowly Sunwolves and the Sharks in their remaining games before the finals series, while the Crusaders have to face the Highlanders and the Hurricanes – the latter game is in Wellington against the defending champions.South Africa’s Super Rugby teams now have a month-long break to accommodate the June internationals.Lock Andries Ferreira and wing Courtnall Skosan put the Lions in control with early tries before Coetzee responded to a shoulder charge by Kings flanker Chris Cloete in a ruck by hitting him in the head with his knee. Coetzee saw red, and Cloete was yellow-carded.Smith raced away for his first try right at the end of the first half, when both teams were reduced to 14 men.Despite playing the entire second half with just 14 men, the Lions still attacked with zest, and often from deep inside their own half, scoring three more tries before the Kings could reply.Replacement hooker Malcolm Marx went over in a rolling maul at the start of the second half before the Lions turned on the style, with Smith starting a move that saw Ruan Dreyer set up fellow prop Jacques van Rooyen to score under the crossbar.Smith’s second started way down inside the team’s own 22 and capped a run of 28 unanswered points by the 14-man Lions.Against the run of play, Kings centre Luzuko Vulindlu intercepted for their only try of the game in the 60th minute.The Lions created two more tries, and kept going right to the end. Replacement prop Corne Fourie was twice involved in a breakout, eventually providing the final pass for scrumhalf Faf de Klerk to score. After the fulltime hooter, the Lions decided to attack from their own tryline, resulting in fullback Andries Coetzee going nearly 100m to score. Photo: Getty Images (Lions loose forward Kwagga Smith scored two tries as his side walloped the hapless Kings 54-10 in Johannesburg on Monday morning).last_img read more

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Stefanos Tsitsipas will play the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell

first_imgThe Greek tennis participant Stefanos Tsitsipas, present quantity 6 of the ATP rating and present winner of the ATP Finals, has confirmed his presence at the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell-68º Conde de Godó Trophy, which will be held from April 18 to 26 at the RCTB-1899.Tsitsipas, present ‘Maestro’, joins a luxurious cartel which already has 4 different ‘Prime 10’ rating, comparable to Spanish Rafael Nadalthe russian Daniil Medvedev, the Austrian Dominic Thiem and spanish Roberto Bautista.The Greek, finalist of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell two years in the past earlier than Nadal, has accepted the match invitation to take part in the subsequent version and be, thus, the fifth ‘Prime 10’. “The arrival of Tsitsipas signifies that 4 of the six finest tennis gamers in the world will be at stake. It’s one thing that only a few calendar tournaments can get. Nadal is an lively match and as number one in the rating, its participation is the largest incentive “, commented the match’s sports activities director, David Ferrer.“At his facet will be the three that seem as the biggest threats to the large three, Medvedev, Thiem, who will defend title, and Tsitsipas. And he will even be with them Bautista, tennis participant of the membership that’s already entrenched in the ‘Prime 10’, “he mentioned.Ferrer hopes to direct a “historic” version of the Barcelona Open Banc Sabadell, conscious of the worth of a rare inscription. “Any of the three candidates, Medvedev, Thiem or Tsitsipas, could possibly be number one tennis in the close to future, and the necessary factor is that the match tries to retain them to compete right here each season, “he mentioned.last_img read more

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Trump wants to have Nadal at his dinner with the Kings

first_imgDonald Trump wants to sit Rafa Nadal at his desk. In accordance to ABC, the US president has requested that the tennis participant accompany the Kings at the honor dinner to be held at the White Home April 21Don Felipe and Doña Letizia will go to the State, the second to the United States, and apparently Trump intends that Rafa Nadal is amongst the outstanding personalities of all the fields that can attend the celebration. His admiration for the champion of 19 Grand Slams is public. So he advised Mariano Rajoy at a gathering in Washington in 2017, the place he described it as “a fantastic treasure for Spain”. Nevertheless, Nadal’s presence in the United States appears difficult if the outcomes go away. Day 19 is the remaining of Monte Carlo, the first 1,000 Masters of land, and day 20 begins the Godó Event in Barcelona. The part of the most important season for the Balearic. However there’s Trump’s proposal. Of the strongest man in the world.last_img read more

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Extremadura forgets Reyes and gives his back to Gao

first_imgAfter the death of Jose Antonio Reyes on June 1, 2018 in an unfortunate traffic accident, Extremadura UD, a club in which he was active, decided to make the decision to withdraw number 19 in his honor.Through an extensive letter signed by the president of the Almendralejo club, Manuel Franganillo, he announced that Reyes had been the last player to wear this dorsal in Extremadura. “I have the honor to announce that the shirt with the number 19 is removed from the Club kit definitely because it has an owner for eternity, a football legend that we have been lucky to have in our family. Rest in peace, José Antonio Reyes, “said an emotional letter from the president in memory of the ill-fated Utreran player. Now, just over half a year after this announcement, this number has been assigned to another player: Gao LeiLei. The club presented the Chinese player this Tuesday at noon and did not publish photos of the bib on their social networks or on their website but if Gao did it showing 19 with his name.last_img read more

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The RFEF explains its disagreement with the Women’s Soccer Collective Agreement

first_imgThis Thursday the RFEF summoned the media to report a novelty about the Collective Agreement for women’s football in Spain, which takes months of fruitless negotiations. They explained their complaints about how they are agreeing to sign the Agreement, without the salary or adequate time.The Federation wanted to defend its position in this matter. He explained that so far he has offered four proposals that have been rejected. Although they assure that it is an issue that employers and unions have to solve. However, their great commitment to women’s football, to which they allocate more than 22.6 million euros, makes them very involved with the future of the players. More than the entire Basketball Federation.In the event held in the City of Soccer of Las Rozas were the general secretary of the RFEF, Andreu Camps, the vice president of the RFEF, Elvira Andrés, and the director of Women’s Soccer, Iñaki Mikeo.The proposal offered is the Elite Program, with three basic elements: the Spanish women’s teams first, second clubs and third, the players. “That they can be a worthy professionals,” Camps said. The RFEF established a minimum salary of 20,000 for the players of Primera Iberdrola and 12,000 for those of Challenge. “The Federation promised to pay the entire amount, since I was going to give each club 600,000 euros. Now a lower salary is being offered. We do not understand. That they do not have us if they do not have that minimum wage, if they do not have a minimum of one year of contract and if the agreement has a duration of five years. There will be no funding, “said Camps.“Everything has been pure screen. They have not allowed us to enter into negotiations. They must explain why it is signed for one year. We offered five. It is incomprehensible, “said the RFEF general secretary.A few hours earlier it was the ACFF (Association of Women’s Soccer Clubs) which informed through a statement that there was “feasibility” to sign the Agreement on Monday. I make it clear that it was thanks to the help of Mediapro, who in Another statement stated that “there was a meeting a few hours in which everything had been closed.” That is why from the Federation they wanted to explain their position, very far away …last_img read more

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Messi surrenders to Lampard’s new Chelsea gem

first_imgFrank Lampard He arrived on the Stamford Bridge bench last summer with the possibility of signing reinforcements banned due to the punishment imposed by UEFA. This is why the former player blue was forced to make use of the quarry and trust the new batch of Chelsea footballers. Specifically, in three of them: Callum Hudson-Odoi, Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount. And it is precisely the latter who has landed in a better way in the elite.The very young 21-year-old midfielder packed just six to trade Portsmouth for London and enter the quarry blue. He served in the lower categories until the summer of 2017, at which time he was transferred to the Dutch Vitesse. His stay in the tulip country would last only one season, since in 2018 he returned to British lands leaving again on loan to Derby County, militant in the Championship, the English second division. In the summer of 2019, Lampard believed that it would be useful for his new project. I was right. Mason Mount has not only earned a fixed position based on numbers (six goals and four assists), but, until the break, it has curdled an enormous season. Despite his youth, he has managed to sit Barkley on the bench and become a regular at the Stamford Bridge team. It is no coincidence that more than one has fallen in love with their high level, including Leo Messi, the Barcelona star.The Argentine star assured, in an interview collected by Football London and Daily Mail, that the one from Portsmouth “It has the potential to be one of the best.” This is also contemplated by Gareth Southgate, England’s national coach, whose idea was that Mount would be part of the 23 selected to play in the Euro Cup. However, due to the postponement of the tournament until next year due to the coronavirus, everything has been left in the air. But Chelsea’s young promise will continue to fight to not lower the level, continue to be decisive for Lampard and earn a place in the English team next year.last_img read more

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Rodrygo, the talisman

first_imgIt was not little, as was evident this Tuesday, when Goal gave him the 2020 NxGn award. The award, won in previous editions by Jadon Sancho or Justin Kluivert, crowned him as the best U19 in the world after a vote in which 43 journalists from around the world took part. Despite the bad and worrying situation, Rodrygo is doing well with the coronavirus. When the pandemic sent everyone to confine himself, the Brazilian was at his lowest in Madrid at the time, more protagonist in Castilla than in the first team, the scenario for which Zidane met with him. Now, this period of impassive It helps to measure what has been achieved in just a few months. Although perhaps the most interesting fact about Rodrygo, especially for the superstitious, is another: Neither Madrid nor Castilla have lost to him in eleven. With Zidane he has started 11 times, with 8 wins and 3 draws; with Raúl he has started 3 times, with 2 wins and 1 draw, and adding 2 goals. And with the aim of keeping that undefeated, he works at home for when everything returns to normal. 27 Scorer and amuletBehind the trophy are the numbers of a player who has managed to adapt to Europe. The Madrid shield, with which he has not weighed He has given two assists and of which he is his second highest scorer. He has scored 7 goals, the same as Ramos and 12 fewer than Benzema’s 19. And your average, somewhat every 144 minutes, outperforms both. Only Brahim (every 85) and Mariano (every 65) improve that average.last_img read more

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