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first_imgCentral Arkansas was the most recent to contribute, and Black went on a shopping spree with a Wal-Mart gift card this past week. More than $25,000 was raised within 48 hours of the fire. Other gifts including clothing, furniture and bedding have allowed Black to move comfortably into his sister’s home. Nearly every conference school or individuals from member schools donated to the Coach Black relief effort. “My family and I want to say thanks to everybody for everything,” Black said. “It’s helped a lot.” “Coach Black is one of the most resilient people I’ve ever seen,” said NSU men’s basketball coach Mike McConathy, dean of SLC basketball coaches in his 19th season. “He has a great gift of being able to put things behind him and to move forward with enthusiasm. Coach Black’s deep involvement with NSU Athletics extends off campus. He is also actively engaged with both local high schools, his alma mater Natchitoches Central and St. Mary’s, and is a beloved figure around state and Southland Conference athletic circles. Southland Conference member schools and the conference office as well as countless NSU fans smiled back when Coach Black and his family were in need. More than $40,000 has been donated since Black’s grandmother’s house, which was his primary residence, burned in July. Coach Black also has another nickname, “The Commissioner,” for his far-reaching influence and impact. The 40-year-old returned to the home and helped them escape, garnering status as a “Hometown Hero” from the The Modern Woodmen of America. The organization made a donation to the Natchitoches Boyd and Girls Club in Black’s honor. Coach Black escaped a fire at his grandmother’s house before realizing his niece and his mother were still inside. “He has a tremendous support group in his family and also around this community. Coach Black is loved and revered by so many people. I’ve seen the outpouring of love from so many, and it’s because he is so giving with his love and affection to everyone who crosses his path.” He’s unofficially known as the assistant head coach for all sports with the unique ability to “fire” anybody and everybody he wants, only to bring them back within minutes. Coach Black was also honored as the Exchange Bank Demon Great of the Game on Sept. 13 during the home opening football game against Lamar. NATCHITOCHES, La. — Harris Ray Wilson, Jr., known affectionately at Northwestern State as “Coach Black,” is the first smiling face to greet opponents as they set foot in NSU’s athletics venues. Returning the kindness to Coach Black and his family is one more way the SLC is #SouthlandStrong.last_img read more


first_imgThe winner between the Islanders and Aggies will face the winner of Oklahoma and Arizona, who face each other in the first match of the day at 10 a.m. on Friday. With a 13-4 mark across three positions, Pedrosa was one of four Islanders all-conference singles honorees, joining William Mottet on the second team. Mottet was 13-7 overall and 4-1 in conference play at No. 1 singles. Oklahoma (15-10, 2-5 Big 12) defeated seven nationally-ranked squads this season but couldn’t topple No. 2 national seed Texas in the semifinals of the Big-12 tournament. Arizona (17-7, 3-5 Pac-12) fell to No. 12 national seed Stanford in the first round of the Pac-12 tournament. In front of an electric home crowd at the Thomas J. Henry Center, Carlos Pedrosa secured a three-set victory that served as the match’s clinching point. After dropping the opening frame 6-1, he stormed back to force a third set in which he topped Dimitris Azoides 6-3. The Islanders advanced to the Southland Conference championship match for the seventh-straight season with a 4-2 win over Incarnate Word. A&M-Corpus Christi punched their eighth ticket to the NCAA Tournament with a 4-3 win over regular-season champion Abilene Christian. Francois Kellerman, who went 3-1 at No. 2 singles in league play, and Kyohei Yamanaka, who was a perfect 3-0 against Southland opponents at No. 6 singles, landed on the singles first team. COLLEGE STATION, TEXAS – The Texas A&M-Corpus Christi men’s tennis team will take on host Texas A&M, the No. 13 national seed, in the first round of the 2019 NCAA Division I Men’s Tennis Tournament at 1 p.m. CT Friday at the George P. Mitchell Tennis Center. On the other side of the net, the Aggies placed four nationally-ranked players on the All-SEC teams. No. 37 Carlos Aguilar was named to the first team and the trio of No. 76 Hady Habib, No. 78 Valentin Vacherot and No. 103 Barnaby Smith earned All-SEC Second Team honors. Texas A&M earned six wins over nationally-ranked teams, including a win over No. 1 national seed Ohio State, on its way to 20-7 overall and 10-2 SEC records. The Aggies were upended by No. 22 South Carolina in the quarterfinals of the SEC tournament.last_img read more


first_imgHUNTSVILLE, Texas — The Bearkats are Austin bound.The Sam Houston State softball team has been selected to compete in the Austin Regional of the NCAA Tournament and will face host Texas, the ninth national seed, at Charline McCombs Field Friday at 4 p.m. The game will be televised on the Longhorn Network.Texas A&M and Houston are the other two teams in the double-elimination regional. The Aggies and Cougars will play Friday at 1 p.m. on ESPN3.The Bearkats (34-21) have faced all three teams in the regional this season. Sam Houston State lost 9-1 in five innings at Texas (41-14) on Feb. 22, fell to Houston (37-17) 2-1 on Feb. 10 and 17-1 in five innings on April 30 and dropped a doubleheader to Texas A&M (28-25) 5-4 and 4-3 on March 27.“We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to play at Texas, to open up at their place, a place we have already been this year, so we understand the environment,” head coach Garrett Valis said. “It will be pretty cool. We have some kids from that area and a lot of them have seen those kids, played against them in high school and tournament ball, so there will also be some familiarity with U of H and A&M there as well.”The Bearkats went 22-5 in league play to capture the program’s first regular-season championship since 1993 and fourth overall. Sam Houston State earned the top seed in the SLC tournament in Natchitoches, Louisiana this past week.The Kats rolled to a 7-0 victory over Southeastern Louisiana in the opening game thanks to a stellar performance in the circle by SLC Player and Pitcher of the Year Lindsey McLeod (21-8), who struck out 11. Sophomore Bailey White drove in three runs and junior Taylar Fuselier had a two-run single.Sam Houston State faced second-seeded Nicholls in two instant classics to clinch the SLC tournament championship. McLeod blanked the Colonels for nine innings May 9 before sophomore Brooke Malia launched a two-run, walk-off home run to left field off All-SLC first-team pitcher Megan Landry to advance to the championship round.Nicholls survived elimination to meet the Bearkats once again Saturday.McLeod and Landry went toe to toe in another nail-biter. The Colonels struck first with a solo home run in the top of the sixth, but junior Tiffany Thompson and Malia hit back-to-back home runs in the bottom of the inning to put Sam Houston State on top. McLeod shut the door on Nicholls in the seventh to cap the tournament with a perfect 3-0 record.“We have come so far,” Malia said. “We have just grown together, and we never settle for being just us. We want to be better and better, and I think we have done a great job of that.”The Bearkats only other regional appearance came in 2007 when Sam Houston State topped Texas State 1-0 in the Southland Conference championship game at Bearkat Softball Complex.The Bearkats were sent to the College Station Regional and fell to host Texas A&M 9-5 in the opener. Sam Houston stayed alive by beating Louisiana-Lafayette 2-1 before being eliminated by the Aggies 11-0.last_img read more


first_img9 BIG SCOTT DADDY READY TO GO WEATHER OR NOT $1,003,386 46% $840,313 9 41% 63% 1st $437,636 8 11 25 37% 41% 12 58% Drayden Van Dyke124 22 34 9 Flavien Prat165 42 32 10 25% 20 23 Heriberto Figueroa159 3rd $2,608,505 3 14% 49% $1,060,157 Geovanni Franco161 William E. Morey53 Mark Glatt58 41% 22 59% 10 40% 10 Money Won 33 9 38% 14% 13 JockeyMts 25 37% $1,274,719 19 $2,314,864 $841,746 Rafael Bejarano133 23 26 3rd 51% 44% 11 17 10 9 $100,000 GUARANTEED STRONACH 5 POOL TODAY Win% 33% 17 16 16 48% 9 $661,340 14% ITM% 14 12% 56% ITM% (Current Through Thursday, Feb. 28) 43% Assael Espinoza104 12 20 Win% Doug O’Neill150 32% 16 Mario Gutierrez89 10 12 24 $1,091,560 19 $1,176,220 11% 10 9 23 $1,067,474 19% 10 Kent Desormeaux84 317 WORKS HEADED BY BIG CAP-BOUND GIFT BOX 6 12 12% 10% 17% 12 $423,636 2nd 21 Mike Smith63 16% 10% 24 $929,799 17 18 John Sadler65 12 Money Won Peter Miller95 19 39% 55% Joseph Talamo122 9 Tyler Baze174 Richard Baltas101 18 12 18% 16% 16 8 13% Joel Rosario192 30 $479,457 Jerry Hollendorfer81 1st $954,322 9 14 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 9 10 23 12% 14 43% Philip D’Amato85 TrainerMts Bob Baffert55 11 $730,288 57% $1,271,336 67% 39% 45 51% $1,025,878 2nd 2 $1,103,457 BAFFERT HAS A ONE-TWO PUNCH FOR SAN FELIPE $587,067 $776,893 16% 20% BAFFERT STARTS IN EARNEST ON TRIPLE CROWN TRAILBarring a dead-heat, at least one winning streak will end in next Saturday’s 1 1/16-mile San Felipe Stakes, the West Coast’s major steppingstone to the Grade I, $1 million Santa Anita Derby on April 6 and beyond that, the Kentucky Derby on May 4.Bob Baffert plans to send out the top-rated three-year-olds on the Triple Crown trail, champion two-year-old male of 2018 Game Winner and Improbable, each making his three-year-old debut and the early favorites to give Baffert his sixth victory in the Run for the Roses.The two-time Triple Crown-winning trainer thus far has dodged the raindrops and been able to keep the pair on an acceptable training regimen, but he realizes he has little or no margin for training glitches from this point forward.“I’ve been lucky that I’ve been able to pick and choose,” Baffert said, “but from here on out we can’t miss much time, and I don’t like the weather coming this next week. I was training them very light during the month of January . . . hopefully I’d like to get a breeze in before the race but I don’t know. I might not have a chance.“When it’s raining hard, I just keep them in the barn. During February and March, the three-year-olds change physically. I remember American Pharoah (2015 Triple Crown champion), his body type changed during those months. It started getting longer.“We’re all in the same boat with the weather, but the main thing is to keep my horses healthy. We already know they can run.”Instagrand, meanwhile, who had been mentioned as possible for the San Felipe, instead will make his three-year-old debut in the Grade III Gotham Stakes at Aqueduct on March 9.“After discussing races with Larry (owner Larry Best) we decided that would be the best race for him,” said trainer Jerry Hollendorfer of the undefeated son of Into Mischief, winner of his two starts by a combined margin of just over 20 lengths.The Gotham is a one-turn mile, “so it seems a little bit more appropriate than trying the San Felipe.”BIG SCOTT DADDY SET FOR PASADENA RAIN OR SHINERain or shine, Mike Puype has Big Scott Daddy in prime pouncing position for Saturday’s $100,000 Pasadena Stakes for three-year-olds scheduled at one mile on turf.The bay Scat Daddy colt would be making his grass debut after just two races, including a third-place finish on a sloppy track at one mile Jan. 31.“We’re prepared to go, either way,” Puype said. “I know we’ve got a lot of rain coming tonight, so we’ll see what happens. It will make conditions a bit questionable tomorrow.”The field for the Pasadena, race six of 10 with a 12:25 p.m. first post time: Stubbins, Tyler Baze, 7-2; $2,000 supplemental nominee Much Better, Joe Talamo, 9-2; Eagle Song, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-1; Colonial Creed, Geovanni Franco, 4-1; Shining Through, Flavien Prat, 12-1; Rijeka, Mario Gutierrez, 3-1; Mayor Cobb, Tiago Pereira, 15-1; Neptune’s Storm, Kent Desormeaux, 5-1; and Big Scott Daddy, Mike Smith, 4-1.STRONACH 5 TODAY GUARANTEES $100,000 POOLToday’s Stronach 5, featuring races from Laurel Park, Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, and Golden Gate Fields, will have a guaranteed pool of $100,000 as well as an industry-low 12-percent takeout.Last week’s Stronach 5 pool swelled to more than $1 million and rewarded 83 bettorswith $10,945.40 each.This week’s Stronach 5 kicks off at 2 p.m. PT at Laurel Park and heads south to Gulfstream for two races before moving to Golden Gate and Santa Anita.             Stronach 5 past performances here.                 Friday’s Stronach 5 sequence: Leg One – Laurel Park 9th Race – (8 entries, 1 1/16 miles) 5 ET, 2 PTLeg Two – Gulfstream Park 10th Race – (13 entries, one-mile turf) 5:17 ET, 2:17 PTLeg Three – Gulfstream Park 11th Race – (10 entries, 1 1/16 miles turf) 5:47 ET, 2:47 PTLeg Four – Golden Gate Fields 5th Race – (12 entries, 5 ½ furlongs) 6 ET, 3 PTLeg Five – Santa Anita Park 5th Race – (12 entries, 6 ½ furlongs turf) 6:15 ET, 3:15 PTThe minimum wager on the multi-race, multi-track Stronach 5 is $1. If there are no tickets with five winners, the entire pool will be carried over to the next Friday.If a change in racing surface is made after the wagering closes, each selection on any ticket will be considered a winning selection. If a betting interest is scratched, that selection will be substituted with the favorite in the win pool when wagering closes.The Maryland Jockey Club serves as host of the Stronach 5.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:Enaya Alrabb works 6 furlongs (O’Neill)Dream Tree works 6 furlongs (Baffert)Much Better works 6 furlongs (Baffert)Omaha Beach (Inside) works 5 furlongs (Mandella)Bellafina works 4 furlongs (Callaghan)Kanthaka works 6 furlongs (Hollendorfer)Shedrow Stroll:  Lava Man (O’Neill)Quick Questions With Jockey  Joseph TalamoChasing Yesterday works 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/28/19La Force works 6 furlongs (Gallagher)-2/28/19Mucho Gusto (Outside) works 4 furlongs with  Honeyfromthesouth (Baffert)-2/28/19Flor de La Mar working 4 furlongs (Baffert)-2/26/19Instagrand preparing for San Felipe Stakes Mar. 9 (Hollendorfer)-2/25/19Improbable working 6 furlongs (Baffert)-2/25/19Game Winner (outside) works 6 Furlongs with  Dr. Dorr (Baffert)-2/25/19FINISH LINES: In addition to Gift Box in the Santa Anita Handicap on March 9, trainer John Sadler has St. Joe Bay ticketed for the Grade II San Carlos Stakes and Catapult for the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile on turf that day. Grade II San Antonio Stakes winner Gift Box worked six furlongs this morning in 1:14, while Catapult went five furlongs in 1:01.20 . . . With Amir Cedeno aboard, Doug O’Neill trainee Pavel worked six furlongs in 1:13 for the $12 million Dubai World Cup on March 30, while Santa Anita Oaks-boundBellafina went four furlongs for Simon Callaghan in 49.60. Enaya Alrabb, fast-closing second to Bellafina in the Las Virgenes, worked six furlongs for O’Neill in 1:14 . . . Trainer John Shirreffs sent Paradise Woods five furlongs in 1:00.80 for the Grade I Beholder Mile March 16. Flavien Prat was aboard . . . Santa Monica Stakes winner Marley’s Freedom went seven furlongs for Bob Baffert in 1:26.40 . . . Soi Phet, 11-year-old stakes-winning millionaire claimed for $16,000 in May of 2013 by Leonard Powell, breezed four furlongs in 49 flat. The trainer is looking for a mid-April return to the races for the bargain claim . . . With rain imminent, there were 317 recorded workouts Friday, 64 on the training track . . . Leading jockey Joel Rosario has stakes engagements at Gulfstream Saturday, most significantly on Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies champion Jaywalk in the Grade II Davona Dale for trainer John Servis and 14-length debut winner Hidden Scroll for Bill Mott in the Grade II Fountain of Youth . . . Fans can enjoy a slice of New Orleans during Mardi Gras at Santa Anita tomorrow. The trackside party features live music and delicious Cajun cuisine. For tickets, visit santaanita.com. $307,251 9 Ruben Fuentes80 17 $440,670 26% Tiago Pereira133 Richard Mandella38 11 20% J. Keith Desormeaux50 17 21 18 5 13% Jeff Mullins47 15 15 $343,458 17% 23% $956,122 24% 49% 18%last_img read more


first_imgTHE JOCKEY CLUB SAFETY NET FOUNDATION’S FASHIONABLE FILLIES LUNCHEON TO BE HELD SUNDAY MARCH 8 IN SANTA ANITA’S CHANDELIER ROOM, PROCEEDS TO BENEFIT SO CAL BACKSTRETCH WORKERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2020)–“Go West Young Lady!”  A successful event for nearly two decades in Saratoga Springs, New York, Santa Anita will host its first Fashionable Fillies Luncheon in the track’s Chandelier Room on Sunday, March 8.The event is coordinated by The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation, a charitable trust which provides, on a confidential basis, financial relief and assistance to needy members of the Thoroughbred industry and their families.“The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon has been a successful event on the east coast and we’re excited to bring it to Santa Anita,” said Shannon Kelly, Executive Director of The Jockey Club Safety Net Foundation.  “We wanted to bring it west to engage the California racing community and show the important work that the Safety Net does for those in need in the racing industry across the country.”The Fashionable Fillies Luncheon, which takes place from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., will include cocktails, lunch and the opportunity to shop with local vendors.  Tickets are $150 each and all proceeds will be earmarked by the foundation to benefit the backstretch community of Southern California.Those interested in this very worthwhile cause are encouraged to respond by this Monday, Feb. 24 to Shannon Kelley at (212) 521-5327, or via email at skelly@jockeyclub.com.last_img read more


first_imgENGLISH football has never had it so easy.Wesley Sneijder and Petr Cech — spirited into the Grimaldi Forum in Monte Carlo to pick balls out of the glitzy Champions League hat yesterday — made it all very straightforward.2The two toughest games by a distance are for Tottenham, when they face five-time winners Bayern Munich home and away in Group B.Last season’s finalists, who will also take on Olympiakos and Red Star Belgrade, should make it to the last 16.Elsewhere, the champions — six-time winners Liverpool — will face Napoli (again, like last year), plus Austrian aces RB Salzburg and last season’s winner’s from Belgium, Genk.It is a nice way to ease themselves in as they aim for yet another assault on the biggest prize in European club football.Kop boss Jurgen Klopp said: “We think about the Champions League now and that’s it — from now on nobody thinks about the Champions League.“We’ve enough time to prepare the games and we’ll do that. It’s brilliant, absolutely brilliant.“I’m really looking forward to it. Everybody in Liverpool enjoys Champions League football, so it will be great.“European nights at Anfield — everybody is welcome. And let’s do it as well as we can.”They did it last season, with that extraordinary comeback from 3-0 down against Barcelona sucking them towards the final in Madrid.Liverpool, like the other three clubs from England, have avoided the obvious threat from the usual suspects.Barcelona, Real Madrid, Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus, Atletico Madrid, and Borussia Dortmund are all in different groups.LAMPS GETS LUCKYChelsea got lucky on their return to the Champions League with a draw that will suit new manager Frank Lampard. They play last season’s semi-finalists Ajax — one of the clubs retired Sneijder played for.But this is Ajax without Frenkie de Jong in the heartbeat of their midfield, or their titan Matthijs de Ligt in the centre of their defence.Valencia, fourth in La Liga last season, and French club Lille are in Group H alongside them.Chelsea performance director Cech, the Blues keeper when they finally landed the Champions League in 2012, claims the short travel times will help their campaign.He said: “It’s not an easy group because it’s very even — all the teams have quality. We can be satisfied with the draw because we avoided long travel which is one of the positives.“Ajax had a fantastic season and will want to repeat that. We are looking forward to the challenge.”It is a nice way to return because Lampard will need to get to grips with coaching Champions League football in his first year at Chelsea.City are old hands at this, but they have failed to reach the final after 11 years of trying under Abu Dhabi ownership.This year’s group is a gift, with Shakhtar Donetsk, Croatian champs Dinamo Zagreb and Atalanta — third last campaign in Italy — with them for company.Etihad chief Pep Guardiola, who prioritises the Premier League ahead of Europe, should make it through to the last 16 with something to spare.City, semi-finalists under Manuel Pellegrini three years ago, are convinced that Champions League success is on the way.2 Manchester City were handed a hugely favourable groupCredit: Getty – Contributormost 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 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe club’s director of football Txiki Begiristain said: “We have to be there — one day it is going to come. We are going to see good football in this group.“We just need to keep being strong in England. We know we can get close to this trophy.“As always, it is going to be tough. We know Shakhtar well and see them for a third time. Atalanta are a strong team.“We have to keep fighting. We have to keep going in our way, with our style. I think we have shown we can win trophies. We have to be ourselves.”UEFA draws the teams to compete in the 19/20 Champions Leaguelast_img read more


first_imgProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury TOTTENHAM boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Everton skipper Seamus Coleman and a number of other players consoled Son Heung-min in the dressing room.The Spurs forward was reduced to tears after his tackle on Andre Gomes left the midfielder with a suspected broken leg.2 Everton players consoled Spurs star Son Heung-min after the gameCredit: AFP or licensors2 Son was left distraught after realising his tackle contributed to Angel Gomes’ injuryCredit: GettySon, 27, was shown a straight red card for the challenge, despite referee Martin Atkinson initially bringing out the yellow.A Premier League statement said the South Korean international was given his marching orders because his tackle “endangered the safety” of the former Barcelona ace.Dele Alli declared after the game that Son was struggling to lift his head up, but Pochettino has since revealed that the ex-Hamburg winger is now feeling better.The former Southampton gaffer said: “He was devastated but now he’s better. I think the players from Everton came to console him.”In the moment was a little bit confusing, because no-one knows on the pitch what happened. Everyone believed that it was a bad tackle and there was emotion.”But after when everyone watched on TV and saw the [injury] was very, very, very bad luck. We all feel sorry for Andre. We want to send our best wishes to him and the family in this tough moment.”Asked in his press conference whether Son will get help dealing with what happened, Poch added: “We are the best psychologists, the physios, the doctors, the team-mates and the players from Everton that were fantastic.Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Son “I want to say thank you to the captain, Coleman, they came to the dressing room to console Sonny and now he’s very calm.”I want to say thank you to the players and Coleman, who came in on behalf of the players of Everton.”Everton boss Marco Silva told beIN SPORTS: “We have to be fair to Son. All the respect to Son.”Every time I look to him, and Andre, both of them we can put as high-level football players.”High-level characters as well. Even if I don’t know Son personally, he’s a very good player, I don’t believe he did that with bad intention. No, it was a tackle in that moment but not with bad intention for sure.”He doesn’t want that for sure. He’s so sad in this moment, in the dressing room, because a football player like Son does not want to do that, I am 100% sure he doesn’t want to do something with that intention.”It was an opinion shared by many that Son shouldn’t have been sent off, as Match of the Day presenter Gary Lineker tweeted: “Son clearly massively upset.Son Heung-min is sent off for a tackle on Andre Gomes, who is stretchered off with a horrifying injury, with both sets of players are visibly distressed.📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #EVETOT here: https://t.co/z2eOdJ0X12 📲 Download the @SkySports app pic.twitter.com/roCKzJ29e3— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 3, 2019 “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.”Michael Owen said: “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.”Jamie Carragher added: “It’s not a red card. Son is just trying to stop him in his tracks and Gomes’ foot just gets caught underneath him.”Marco Silva speaks to the press about André Gomes after horror leg break leaves the midfielder in hospitallast_img read more


first_imgThey take on Gigira Laitepo United FC at 3pm today at Bisini Soccer Grounds in Port Moresby in round six of the NSL competition.Hekari remains unbeaten in the southern conference on 15 points after round five while rival Gigira Laitepo has five points on the ladder.The minor premiers will be banking on skipper and national representative David Muta to lead them to victory and the strong attack of Koriak Upaiga, Papalau Awele and Erickson Komeng.Newcomer Gigira has top players July Elijah, Ian Yanum and Moses Arisim to keep them on track.In yesterday’s results, PKA Rapatona FC defeated Erema Gulf FC 3-1 and FC Port Moresby thrashed Huawei PS United FC 6-0.For the northern conference, Madang FC thrashed Besta PNG United FC 3-0 while Welgris Morobe United drew with Admiralty FC 1-1 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium in Lae.Up in Goroka, the home team lost to champions Lae City Dwellers 4-0 at the National Sports Institute.last_img read more


first_imgThe arrival of Tello, or from another extreme, will cause the departure of Juan Hernandez. The Murcia has several Second proposals to leave on loan until the end of this course.Oriol Romeu is very closeMore advanced than the negotiation by Tello is the one that the olivic entity maintains with Southampton by Oriol Romeu. The midfielder wants to leave the club he has belonged to in the last five seasons. Since November he is not the owner of the Premier. Undisputed in the three previous campaigns, the Tarragona player, 28, is willing to make a significant economic effort to return to LaLiga. The proposal of the Celtic seduces him and if the offer for Tello bear fruit, in Vigo two former companions would meet again in La Masía. The celestial directive maintains a very fluid relationship with that of the Southampton. From the St. Mary’s Stadium they arrived to Ballads in the last year and a half Sophiane Boufal and Wesley Hoedt. The transfer, or assignment with compulsory purchase option, could be closed at around 10 kilos. The Celtic bet on footballers’ made in The Farmhouse’to increase the variants of your template. Oriol Romeu is chosen to reinforce the center of the field and Cristian Tello, the first option for the attack. In the case of the end of the Betis, the Spanish It represents the main threat to the desire of the Celtic leadership.The parakeet club is also negotiating with the verdiblanco to take over the services of the former Barcelona. Tello would leave Seville as assigned, but with a mandatory purchase option of 12 million euros in the case of achieving permanence at its destination. Espanyol is only willing to pay 6 ‘kilos’.The possibilities of Celta go through presenting a proposal higher than the blue and white and convincing the player. This last point does not seem too complicated. Tello and Óscar García share a representative: Josep María Orobitg. In addition, the player and the coach were born in Sabadell.In his third season as Bético, the 28-year-old striker has started three games of The league. Its characteristics are also adapted to play as a lane in a 3-5-2 system, used by Oscar in more than one match.last_img read more


first_imgThe second part started colder, Granada grabbed the hope that gave the marker, with only that 0-1 against. Diego Martínez maintained the plan of the three plants, Kryptonite so many times of Cholo. If Vadillo kicked high a foul from the front, Atletico responded with a counter of Correa that ended up in Saul volley and a good stop Aaron. The Granada was gaining meters when Simeone tried to turn his team around. It was Lodi, who went away pointing at the clock, as fed up with that routine, so many times changed, inside Carrasco.Atletico had already locked himself in the cave, alone, without being pushed by Granada, giving him meters and ball. 54,113 people now held their breath at the same time. All weights there again, the Atleti desmadejado, the chances of Granada hanging around the area. Q20 minutes left when Oblak first appeared in the game. And thank goodness: he took out a soldier’s spur shot with his miracle hand that was wrapped in ‘Psychosis’ music. Suddenly he returned to weigh up his coat. That old rojiblanco vice of suffering for not killing the games. Cast belt, cast Koke, cast Vitolo, as if they had been them and not Granada with midweek game. And Diego Martínez who introduced more gunpowder: a defender (Martínez) and Carlos Fernández. The Atleti was only chasing shadows, rivals, gasping. Some whistle began to be heard. All weights had become a fear. Fear that they were whistles at the entrance of Lemar, to the fouls that Granada threw from the front, his corner in 89 ’, his corner in 91’. To the history of always, mark and back, although yesterday it was won, although at last this Atleti won again. The most intense, deepest Athletic, winner of each duelVitolo brushed the stick in one shot, the Granada had only threatened once, far shot, after a loss of Thomas. Koke kept filling all eyes, all plays. Koke asked her, played her, showed herself, assumed responsibility for the la C ’that leads to the arm. As such he saw the yellow one. No entry, no hands, no zancadillear. Just for marking territory, acting as a captain before Soldier, reprimanding him for his fault. At that time, Granada, without football, introduced the game in the mud. Faults, kicks, elbows, a whole catalog by Foulquier, Herrera, Soldier. The last one was played the second yellow ten minutes after the first by leaving the elbow behind and hitting Correa in the area. The referee saw nothing and neither did the VAR. The match was another. All divided balls, protests, stops. And Diego Martínez who had already changed his scheme, from 4-4-2 to the three centrals. He did not improve his game but did prevent Atleti from biting him. CardsReferee: César Soto GradoVAR Referee: David Medié JiménezYangel Herrera (25 ‘, Yellow) Soldier (26 ‘, Yellow) Koke (26 ‘, Yellow) Foulquier (35 ‘, Yellow) Thomas (67 ‘, Yellow) Vrsaljko (68 ‘, Yellow) Sundays Duarte (83 ‘, Yellow) Vitolo (85 ‘, Yellow) Victor Diaz (87 ‘, Yellow) Köybasi (89 ‘, Yellow ChangesCarrasco (58 ‘, Renan Augusto), Doors (58 ‘, Vadillo), Gil Dias (58 ‘, Yangel Herrera), Carlos Fernandez (74 ‘, Martínez), Lemar (86 ‘, Koke), Antonio Moya (86 ‘, Vitolo) Atletico got rid of what weighed tons. The weight of unmarked goals. The one with so many injured legs at once. How cold winter can be in León. All that weight that was the fear that hammered in the chest against Granada, the need to win again, while the Metropolitan unrolled that banner, ‘With you until he died’, the players made him that old Cholo motto. “To die mine die.” He jumped into the field like old Atleti did. He didn’t press, he bit. But Koke had returned and Koke has not only a flashlight on his legs, but also all the Cholo times. Not even five minutes had passed and the stadium was already screaming in the depth of the night the scream of the goal.Atletico had drawn in rhombus before a Granada with the head in another place, the Cup, the bench full of headlines, including the goalkeeper, Rui Silva, Aaron’s debut. Thomas was the anchor, Llorente on the right, Saul on the left and Koke hanging around the midpoint, behind the tips. Bands released completely for Vrsaljko and Lodi climbs. A tactical arrangement that swallowed Granada like a quicksand from the first ball. He lacked air and also luck. A clash between two Nasrid footballers who fell like bowling in a throw-in gave Koke the ball at the gates of the area. Plic, flashlight on and go to Correa. Goal. 60,000 people removed all weights at once. A deafening roar turned out. In the background, next to the banner with the face of Gabi was also raised that of Godin.last_img read more