Lewis put together his two best games as a Wildcat. In Wednesday’s game versus Nicholls, the junior forward pulled down a career-best 20 rebounds to set an ACU Division I era record. He also added 18 points, two steals, an assist and block in the outing. He followed that performance with a 17-rebound effort against UIW on top of a 20-point night, knocking down two triples in a second half run to open up the game for the Wildcats. He has now registered three consecutive double-doubles. Week 15 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jaren Lewis is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Jaren Lewis – Jr. – Forward – Orlando, Fla. The Wildcats (15-11, 7-6 SLC) split their games at home last week, falling to first place Nicholls (16-9, 10-2 SLC) 69-65 on Wednesday and defeating UIW (5-17, 0-12 SLC) 80-69 on Saturday. Lewis averaged 19 points and 18.5 rebounds for the two games to keep ACU on pace to clinching its first Southland postseason berth in its first year eligible since completing the transition to Division I. The Wildcats and Lamar (15-11, 7-6 SLC) are tied for seventh place. Honorable Mention: Roddy Peters, Nicholls; Marlain Veal, Southeastern Louisiana; Shanon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin; Christopher Galbreath, Jr., Sam Houston State. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
INTERACTIVE BRACKET | PRINTABLE BRACKET (PDF) | NCAA WOMEN’S BASKETBALLTHIBODAUX, La. – The Nicholls State University women’s basketball team found out its opponent Monday evening for its first-ever appearance in the NCAA Tournament, and the Colonels will head to Starkville, Mississippi as a No. 16 seed to play No. 1 Mississippi State on Saturday in Humphrey Coliseum. For the latest news on Nicholls Women’s Basketball, follow the team on Twitter @Nicholls_WBB.Heading to Starkville?? #SelectionMonday #geauxcolonels #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/P71oRwJt0J— Nicholls WBB ?? (@Nicholls_WBB) March 12, 2018 The game is scheduled to tipoff at 5 p.m. central and will air on ESPN2, as well as ESPN Radio New Orleans 100.3 FM. Nicholls earned the automatic berth for the Southland Conference after taking down the 5-, 1-, and 2-seeds in the tournament. The Colonels claimed the first championship in program history with a 69-65 win over Stephen F. Austin on Sunday afternoon. For ticket information, call the Nicholls Athletic Ticket Office at 985-448-4790 during regular business hours. Mississippi State (32-1) will host the pod, which consists of No. 8 Syracuse and No. 9 Oklahoma State, who will play at 2:30 p.m.
CAL-BRED BELLA VITA TO TRY MAIN TRACK IN EVENING JEWEL CLOCKER SEES AN ‘AUTHENTIC’ SANTA ANITA DERBYAuthentic, Charlatan and Nadal: with apologies to Alexandre Dumas, call them The Three Bafferteers.Each horse is trained by two-time Triple Crown winner Bob Baffert, each horse is undefeated, and each horse has never even been in a photo finish in a combined 10 career starts.They have swash-buckled their way across the track, outdueling their foes while compiling $1,751,400 in earnings, and are among the top 10 in Kentucky Derby qualifying points, Nadal leading with 150, Charlatan fourth with 100 and Authentic eighth at 60.Each is in prime pouncing position on the Triple Crown trail, although due to the current pandemic, the Triple Crown as we know it will not take place this year.Instead of a potentially amazing Triple Crown, it has evolved into a maze of a Triple Crown, the traditional dates out of kilter with the Kentucky Derby scheduled on Sept. 5 instead of May 2, when it would have been run.At this point, dates of the Preakness and the Belmont Stakes, usually completed in a five-week span from the Run for the Roses, the Preakness two weeks later and the Belmont three weeks hence, are anybody’s guess.But the Santa Anita Derby is not. Scrubbed from its original date of April 4, the Grade I, $400,000 test for three-year-olds at a mile and an eighth will be the feature event on June 6, when Santa Anita will present six other lucrative stakes.They are the Grade I, $300,000 Gold Cup; the Grade II, $200,000 Santa Anita Oaks; the $150,000 Cinema Stakes; the $100,000 Fran’s Valentine Stakes; the $100,000 Crystal Water Stakes; and the $75,000 Desert Code Stakes.The Santa Anita Derby is expected to be a rematch between Authentic and John Shirreffs trainee Honor A.P., who were one-two in the Grade II San Felipe Stakes at a mile and one-sixteenth on March 7.Honor A.P. worked seven furlongs this morning in 1:26.40. “He went very well and galloped out strong. Mike (Smith) was very pleased with him,” Shirreffs said.“The Santa Anita Derby is going to be a good race,” allowed private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young. “Authentic and Honor A.P. look like the main two in what is shaping up as a short field. If Authentic is on the lead, that would definitely give him an edge.”As to Nadal, who won his division of the Arkansas Derby on May 2 by three lengths while Charlatan captured his division of the race by six, leading throughout, Young gives the former a narrow edge.“For Nadal to go at the breakneck pace in the Rebel and still win with no one gaining on him at the wire was very impressive,” Young said. “The only thing he had to prove before the race was that he could go long, and while I had my doubts, he certainly crossed that bridge successfully.“He came back to win the second division of the Arkansas Derby against a far deeper field. King Guillermo ran a really good second in that race, but just ran into a better horse in Nadal.“Charlatan looked good winning the first division, although Nadal ran a few ticks faster (1:48.20 to 1:48.40). Neither was exactly full throttle to the wire, but at this point I prefer Nadal over Charlatan by a slight margin.”HORSE FOR COURSE BELLAFINA RETURNS SUNDAYBellafina, a horse for course if ever there was one, returns to Santa Anita Sunday in the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes for fillies and mares, three and up, at six furlongs.Winner of four races with two seconds from six starts at Santa Anita, including her last victory, in the 2019 Santa Anita Oaks when it had Grade I status, Bellafina will be ridden by Flavien Prat, who has been aboard in 12 of her 14 career races.A four-year-old daughter of Quality Road, the bay filly was fourth in the restricted Carousel at Oaklawn Park April 25 after breaking slowly from the rail, and was second to Hard Not to Love in the Grade I La Brea at Santa Anita prior to that, last Dec. 28.“I think it’s just a race you have to draw a line through,” trainer Simon Callaghan said of the Carousel. “Nothing really went right, but she’s come back and we know she loves Santa Anita. Flavien breezed her and said she felt as good as ever.”Favored in 10 of her 14 races, six times at odds-on, Bellafina has earned $1,452,975 for an ownership group headed by Kaleem Shah.SHAH’S BELLA VITA TRIES DIRT IN SATURDAY’S EVENING JEWELOn Saturday, Bella Vita, who has three solid efforts on turf to her credit, makes her main track debut for Callaghan in the $150,000 Evening Jewel Stakes for three-year-old California-bred or sired fillies at six furlongs.“I think she’s improving and her works have been really good on the dirt,” Callaghan said. “Being by (the sire) Bayern it shouldn’t really be a problem.”Umberto Rispoli rides the bay filly, whose three career starts have all come on turf. She won a maiden allowance race at 5 ½ furlongs Feb. 16 before finishing third in the restricted China Doll at a mile on March 7, leading into the stretch but falling a length short at the wire.Kaleem Shah is the owner of Bella Vita, who was bred by Hill ‘n’ Dale Equine Holdings, Inc. and was purchased for $400,000 by Shah at the Ocala Breeders 2-year-old in Training Sale in April, 2019.FINISH LINES: Business has been brisk at the entry box, as a total of 97 horses (three on the also eligible list) were entered for Friday’s nine-race program, putting average field size at better than 10 runners per race…With six horses entered in five races (1,2,4,5,7) trainer Peter Miller and his assistant, Ruben Alvarado, will be plenty busy on Friday. Matt Chew has five horses entered (2,3,4,7,8), while John Sadler has four (3,5,6,8)…Saturday’s 10-race program, which includes a pair of $150,000 stakes, the Evening Jewel and the Echo Eddie, boasts average field size of 9.9 horses per race…Courtesy of Jon White, here’s the morning line for both stakes in post position order with jockeys: The Echo Eddie; Stir the Pot, Edwin Maldonado 20-1, Rookie Mistake, Mario Gutierrez 8-1, Audace, Abel Cedillo 15-1, Summer Fire, Mike Smith 8-1, Club Aspen, Jorge Velez 4-1, Project Leader, Edwin Payeras 30-1, Bettor Trip Nick, Umberto Rispoli 3-1, Big Sweep, Flavien Prat 5-2 and Phantom Boss, Drayden Van Dyke 4-1. The Evening Jewel; Smiling Shirlee, Mike Smith 10-1, Bella Vita, Umberto Rispoli 6-1, Been Studying Her, Flavien Prat 7-2, Dim Lights, Asa Espinoza 15-1, Bulletproof One, Abel Cedillo 5-2, Speedy Gigi, Edwin Maldonado 12-1, Warrior’s Moon, Drayden Van Dyke 12-1, Florentine Diamond, Tiago Pereira 20-1, Warren’s Showtime, Jorge Velez 3-1 and Homehome, Mario Gutierrez 15-1…FIRST POST TIME FRIDAY, SATURDAY AND SUNDAY IS AT 12:30 P.M.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:WORKOUTS:Honor A. P. (Shirreffs) 5-14-20Rogallo (Sadler) 5-14-20Quicker (Outside) and Originaire (Mullins) 5-14-20Maximum Security (Baffert) 5-13-20Macedonian Ruler (Drysdale) 5-13-20Desert Law (Outside) and Big City Bane (Gaines) 5-13-20Message (Baffert) 5-13-20Midcourt (Shirreffs) 5-11-20Hard Not To Love (Shirreffs) 5-11-20 REMATCH LOOMS IN RICH SANTA ANITA DERBY JUNE 6 ROBUST FIELD SIZE ORDER OF THE DAY(S) THIS WEEKEND BELLAFINA BACK HOME IN GRADE III DESERT STORMER
SON HEUNG-MIN has opened up on his tough start at Tottenham – and how Mauricio Pochettino persuaded him to stay.The South Korea ace, 27, struggled when he first arrived in the Premier League as the most expensive Asian player ever.1 Son Heung-min has thrived under Mauricio Pochettino’s guidanceCredit: ReutersBut Pochettino was convinced Spurs had made the right choice in splashing out £22million for the former Bayer Leverkusen star.Son told Goal: “The Premier League is different.”I do not want to compare this with the Bundesliga, because the Bundesliga has great quality, but in the Premier League everything goes faster and is much more physical.“At the beginning I played and also scored some goals. Unfortunately, I injured myself and it was difficult to find a connection to the team again.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100″I did not get any more games and wanted to go back to Germany because I felt very comfortable there.”But the coach has always encouraged me. He was the right coach for me in this situation.“I said I’d like to leave the club, but he really wanted me to do well at Tottenham. He gave me new self-confidence.”The talks went so well that at some point I pushed aside my thoughts of change.”THROUGH 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 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’STIR IT UPBohemians post cryptic response to FIFA promoting a jersey with Bob Marley on itSon is now happy with life in North London and wants to help Spurs break their trophy duck.He added: “What counts for people are titles. We have been close to winning a title so often.”I hope that the time has finally come.”Tottenham vs Bayern Munich – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Champions League match
JOSE MOURINHO has told Ryan Sessegnon to stop being a Shy ’un Sessegnon.England Under-21 ace Sess is set to finally make his first Tottenham start at Bayern Munich in the Champions League tonight.3 Ryan Sessegnon is excited to play under the management of Jose MourinhoCredit: ReutersThe left-sided star, 19, has been hampered by a hamstring injury since his £25million summer switch from Fulham.There has always been a lot of talk about the talented teen — but Spurs manager Mourinho wants to hear more from the youngster himself.The Special One spoke to all of his squad individually when he took over from Mauricio Pochettino last month.Sessegnon said: “He just sat me down, told me to be myself, told me to be a bit more vocal because I am quite a quiet player and person in general.“He wants me to show a bit more personality, show a bit more of me, show that I want to play, show that I will fight for my place in the team and a lot of strong words really.“Is that fair? Yeah, definitely, one hundred per cent. I’m someone who needs to be more vocal around the pitch, off the pitch and really want to stamp my ability on this game.“I have to work hard to break through into this team. I think it’s a fair point that he’s made, to be honest.”3Sessegnon admits he was sad to see Poch sacked but is excited to play under his replacement, who tried to buy him three times while in charge at Manchester United.He said: “For me, Pochettino was a big part of me coming to the club.“I knew they had been watching me for a while and to finally get the opportunity to come to the club and play under him was a dream come true.“Then, of course, for him to go suddenly was disappointing because, he was one of the reasons I came to the club.“But that’s part of the game and the new manager has come in and I’m just trying to work and improve under him.“As soon as Spurs appointed him, it was exciting. He’s a big manager in the game, he’s won things and as a young player you can only look to improve yourself under him.“He’s always talking to me, giving me pointers and tips where I can improve.“He’s a manager who wants to win things.”3 Jose Mourinho is set to start Ryan Sessegnon against Bayern MunichCredit: Getty – ContributorMourinho has tipped Sessegnon to be the ‘new’ Ashley Cole, the England left-back he bossed successfully at Chelsea.Sess said: “It’s flattering to be compared to someone like that, someone who I think is a great player and for someone like the manager to put my name in the same breath as Ashley Cole was big for me.“It does give me a lot of belief and confidence for upcoming games and it makes me want to work harder to get more.“I definitely had an eye on Ashley Cole when I was growing up. I was an attacking full-back, very aggressive but can also go forward and supply goals, assists and he was definitely one of the players that I looked up to.”For now, though, Mourinho reckons his hot prospect is better suited to midfield.Sessegnon said: “To be fair, I just tried to play where the gaffer tells me, whether it’s forward, whether it’s at the back, I just try to do my best for the team.“I’m still at the point where if the manager wants to play me in either position then I’ll try to do well in both.“I like to play anywhere down the left-hand side. I like to be comfortable, I like to learn and adapt so I can play in both positions.“Attacking down the left- hand side is one of my attributes. I like to show good energy, run with the ball, get the team up the pitch rapidly and that’s a big part of the game.”MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutWith Tottenham’s place in the Champions League last 16 as runners-up in Group B already secured, and unable to overtake leaders Bayern, Sessegnon is unlikely to be only Spurs star making their first start under Mourinho tonight.Sessegnon said: “Champions League nights, big stadium against a big team, it will be exciting for me.“If you’re a young player, these are the games that you want to play in. Hopefully I can contribute and get the win as well.”Champions League TableSee More Tables See Full TableJose Mourinho reveals he gave up the chance to go to Anthony Joshua vs Andy Ruiz Jr fight to lead Spurs out against Burnley
Fusitu’a is now set to become the eighth Warriors player to clock up a decade of service.The 23-year-old wing, who debuted as a teenager in 2014, has scored 47 tries in 75 games for the Warriors.He is currently fourth on the NRL try scoring lists with 15 tries in 18 matches this season.Coach Stephen Kearney said it had been a priority to retain the powerfully built player, who has played in the centres and at fullback for the club before settling on the right flank.”There’s no question he has made tremendous progress, especially over the last two seasons,” he said.”He provides wonderful value for us in all respects.”He’s a player the club has put a lot of work into to develop into a high-quality footballer and he is repaying the faith we have always had in him,” Kearney said.Fusitu’a said he was excited to secure his future with the Warriors.”I’m thankful to the club for having faith in me.””I grew up always wanting to be a part of the Vodafone Warriors and I’m committed to seeing this club succeed and doing something special here,” he said.”This is where I want to be.”Fusitu’a played two tests for New Zealand in 2016 before representing Tonga at last year’s world cup, scoring a hat-trick against his former side.
With three months to go before the Commonwealth Games in Scotland, selections for the PNG U19 Rugby Nines team is now underway.PNG Rugby Football League will be sending a contingent of 20, made up of 15 players and five officials.Selections are being worked out by PNGRFL development officers during competitions at the regional level where they will be selecting six players each from the provinces.The selected players will travel to Lae to participate in the national trials from June 8-9 to select 20 players who will be at a one week training camp.Those selected will be flown to Port Moresby to train, using the PNG Hunters facilities at the Bomana Training College a week before travelling to Scotland.PNGRFL national development manager Toksy Nema confirmed that the 20 man training squad will be trimmed to the final 15 players.He said following that, they were expecting the best team among the many talents in PNG to travel to Glasgow on June 23 for the Games.The Commonwealth Games is scheduled to be run over June 23-August 3.Meantime, PNG will be sending 12 codes to the Games including athletics, boxing, judo, lawn bowls, swimming, rugby 9s, rugby sevens, squash, table tennis, triathlon and weightlifting.
The importance of the competition: “Maximum concentration. It is an important competition, like everything that lies ahead. We are prepared.”The mental or the sport for the field and the rival: “All players start with a difficult field. Mentally and sportively we are prepared. We know where we are going to play.”Bale and James: “It’s not that they appear and disappear. They are both to play and will go to Salamanca.”Odriozola, at Bayern: “You have the option to leave, it is not yet official”. Zinedine Zidane appeared at a press conference in the previous Copa del Rey match against Unionistas, of the round of 16, to discuss the news of Real Madrid. Signing for the right wing and the return of Vallejo: “Everything can happen. Odriozola is not official. I will not remove one to put another. The template is very long. From Vallejo, we will see. There is no option, for now, that I can return. ”Mbappé and the praise of Zidane: “He is the example now. We have all been for those who played. Nothing else”.Winter signings: “Until 31 can happen everything, in departures and arrivals.”Bale, in an unfriendly match: “Here you have to be for what you touch us. We know where we are going to play. In the end it is a match and our duty is to always be prepared. ”Single match qualifiers: “In France a game is played and I am used to it. We accept what touches us and outside. ”Reinier: “We know he is a Madrid player for the future, but he is not yet with us. We must go step by step. When it arrives, we will see what we do. In principle it will go with Castilla. Like all Brazilians it is technically very good. With the videos you get an idea, but I will wait. ”The 1,000 passes of Barcelona: “Every team wants to win and everyone has their way of doing it.”Areola, in the Cup: “I’m sorry. I’m not going to say anything”.
Premier League* Data updated as of January 29, 2020 The Dutch end of the PSV, Steven Bergwijn is falling and for him they would disburse about 30 million euros. To this we must add that they have already paid the same price for the option to purchase Giovani Lo Celso to the Betis and the transfer of the Portuguese midfielder of Benfica, Gedson Fernandes for 4.5 million euros (they have also been incorporated at zero cost to Jack clarke Y Cameron Carter-Vickers as assigned, in addition to recovering Michel Vorm, without equipment). There are few days left before the winter transfer window closes and Tottenham still needs to make at least one more signing. The position of forward has been seriously weakened by the loss of Harry kane. To replace one of the best attackers in the world will not be easy, and more considering that the English club has put an expenditure limit on José Mourinho of ten million pounds (about twelve million euros), as it picks up The sun. 9 These expenses have meant that there is not much left in the coffers of the Spurs for a nine, although it is the position that they need to strengthen at the moment. They did not want to pay more than 12 million euros to Milan by Piatek although he was triple-priced and also did not pay the 25 million Willian José to Real society, amount that they would not have been willing to reach.As this newspaper has learned, José Mourinho already knew when he signed that if Tottenham did not sell he would not have much room for maneuver in the transfer market and so far only 20 million euros of the Inter de Milan by Christian Eriksen. That’s why they have returned their eyes to Benfica once again, this time with the intention of taking the Swiss, Haris Seferovic, valued at 17.7 million euros. In this case, Daniel Levy I would also seek to lower that figure to adjust to the limit, aware that the 27-year-old does not guarantee the same effectiveness as Kane. Not finding a replacement in time would push Tottenham to look for a plan B, such as Bergwijn himself or the Korean They are make nine temporarily until English is recovered.
The good news is that, unlike previous seasons, UEFA’s official regulations for the Europa League do allow, at point 43.02, to participate players who have already performed in this competition, or in the Champions League, with another club. And that is the case of Raúl de Tomás, who had minutes in four Champions League games with Benfica (he even scored a goal against St. Petersburg’s Zenit), and Leandro Cabrera, that with Getafe played three matches in the league of this Europa League, also getting to score a goal, against Krasnodar. In the absence of formalization by UEFA, of list A (of 25 players) fall with respect to the group stage Lluís López and Esteban Granero (not Javi Puado, who was ready B) and the unknown is if Sébastien Corchia continues enrolled despite his injury. If so, someone else should cause the relationship to be canceled so that the three signings can enter: RdT, Embarba and Cabrera. The Wolverhampton Wanderers awaits next Thursday the 20th. The parakeet club, not in vain, meets the point 42.12, the obligation to point at least two goalkeepers on their list A, since it has Diego López and Andrés Prieto. And it has in the list B (born from 1998) to Adrián López (also included in the previous relationship Joan García, but was seriously injured). And, in the worst case, 43.04 allows a new registration in case a goalkeeper suffers an injury at least one month off. The bad news for Espanyol, however, stands at the immediately previous point of the regulation, the 43.01, which dictates that “as of the round of 16, a club may enter a maximum of three new players eligible for the remaining matches of the current competition“That is to say, of the four signings that Espanyol has made in the winter market, the three mentioned more Adrián Embarba and Oier Olazabal, one had to stay out. And the idea of the club, at the close of this edition, was that the victim was the goalkeeper, which will be presented this Tuesday at 16:00 in Cornellà. Although LaLiga is an absolute priority, Can’t clue Espanyol as a Europa League club, since at midnight this Monday to Tuesday exceeded the deadline to register new players for the round of 16 and the remainder of the tournament. And he does it with good news and another not so much.