Nicholls Sweeps Week One’s Football Awards

first_imgHonorable Mention: Oscar Hernandez, Abilene Christian; Alec Chadwick, Houston Baptist; Tyler Slaydon, Lamar. Defensive Player of the Week: Sully Laiche – Jr. – Defensive Lineman – Gramercy, La.Although a complete effort on defense for Nicholls, Laiche was one of the stars of the game, finishing with 2.0 sacks and a total of 4.0 tackles for loss. With the game tied at 10 before the half, Laiche notched the first of two Colonels sacks that pushed Kansas out of field goal range. He tallied five tackles in the game as the Colonels limited Kansas to 255 yards of offense, 56 on the ground and six sacks. Week 2 NotesFRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Kendall Bussey, Sully Laiche and Lorran Fonseca earned the first weekly awards of the 2018 season after a historic weekend for the Colonels, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Chason Virgil, Southeastern La.; Bill McCrary III, Abilene Christian; Bailey Zappe, Houston Baptist. Honorable Mention: Gabe Foster, McNeese; Tamarcus Russel, Southeastern La.; Langston Tunson, Houston Baptist; Juan Jackson, Central Arkansas. The Colonels took down Kansas 26-23 in overtime Saturday to earn their first victory over a Power-5 school. It’s Nicholls’ fourth-ever win against an FBS program. Tim Rebowe’s side has the opportunity to knock off another FBS team when the team takes on Tulane in New Orleans on Saturday at 7 p.m. It will be the first ever-matchup between the two sides.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Kendall Bussey – Jr. – Running Back – New Orleans, La.In his debut for Nicholls, Bussey rushed for 123 yards and a touchdown to help lead the Colonels past the Jayhawks. The former Texas A&M Aggie had his biggest run of the night in the third quarter with the game tied as he exploded up in the middle untouched for a 40-yard score. The junior running back from New Orleans, also had two catches for 11 yards and accounted for eight of Nicholls’ 17 first downs. Special Teams Player of the Week: Lorran Fonseca – Sr. – Kicker – Hercules, Calif.Picking up right where he left off last season, Fonseca knocked in a pair of field goals in the Colonels’ season opener. After making good from 28 yards in the second quarter to tie the game, Fonseca came through in the clutch to even the score again with less than a minute remaining in regulation. Kansas had taken the lead at the five-minute mark and Nicholls answered by setting up a 43-yarder for the senior from Hercules, Calif. In just 13 career games for the Colonels, Fonseca has 20 field goals with nine going for 40 yards or longer. Junior running back Bussey picked up Offensive Player of the Week while junior defensive lineman Laiche secured defensive honors. Fonseca added another Special Teams Player of the Week award to his name after winning two in 2017. 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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Southland Sends 125 XC Athletes to NCAA South Central Regionals

first_imgFAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – A total of 125 student-athletes from 11 member institutions are set to represent the Southland Conference at the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Cross Country Championships Friday morning. Events will be hosted by the University of Arkansas at AgriPark on the Razorbacks’ campus.The women’s 6k event is slated for an 11 a.m. CT start time, while the men’s 10k race will begin at noon. The top two finishing teams of each event will automatically qualify for the national championships. Four of the top individuals of each event, who do not finish on a qualifying team, will also advance to the national championships. Among each of the men’s and women’s divisions, the remaining 13 at-large teams and two additional individuals will be selected by the NCAA Division I Cross Country Subcommittee. The NCAA national championships will be hosted by Indiana State University Saturday, Nov. 23 at Lavern Gibson Cross Country Course in Terre Haute, Ind.Abilene Christian, UIW, McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi lead the way with eight participants each heading into the men’s regional championship. Lamar and Stephen F. Austin will compete with seven runners apiece, followed by six competitors from Nicholls and five runners from Southeastern Louisiana. New Orleans and Sam Houston State will each compete with two runners.The Lamar men will look to continue their success from the Southland Championship where they claimed a first-place team finish along with a first-place individual finish by junior Jordan Rowe. Rowe crossed the finish line at the conference championship with a 24:01.7 clip in the 8k race. The Cardinals enter the regional championship ranked fourth in the latest South Central regional poll.Nicholls and Stephen F. Austin lead the way on the women’s side with nine runners each to mark the largest rosters among competing Southland teams. Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi will take on the field with eight runners apiece. McNeese has entered seven participants, while New Orleans rounds out the Southland representatives with two runners.The Bears are riding a high heading into Friday’s event after capturing their first Southland Conference title in program history. Central Arkansas landed five runners among the top-20 finishers to defeat SFA by a six-point margin at the conference championship.Arina Kleshchukova will also be in attendance for the Privateers after claiming Athlete of the Year honors at the Southland Championship. Kleshchukova has grabbed four first-place individual finishes this season, the latest coming at the Southland Championship where she clocked in at 20:50.5 in the 6k race.For complete race-day details, visit the 2019 NCAA South Central Regional Championships homepage. Southland Conference Women’s Entries (64)Abilene Christian (8) – Briahna Gerlach, Carnley Graham, Hannah Marut, Loren Rivera, Irene Rono, Sarah Wagler, Grace White, Lindsey WhiteCentral Arkansas (8) – Bekah Bostian, Julia Clark, Casey Gore, Gracie Hyde, Tamara Reeves, Sara Steimel, Kennedy Timmerman, Erin WoodwardUIW (8) – Ivette Alcanter, Dominique Allen, Maryn DeMaio, Alia Henderson, Megan Hernandez, Maddie Marrone, Alexis Quintero, Katherine RamirezLamar (5) – Katie Astin, Julie Emmerson, Faith Outing, Mya Taylor, Katy WhiteoakMcNeese (7) – Bonnie Andres, Jessica Fox, Ciara Gilroy, Sophie Grabner, Alissa Lander, Marta Lukijaniuk, Holley RobertsNew Orleans (2) – Arina Kleshchukova, Anna MartinNicholls (9) – Eleana Callejas, Skyler Goodman, Willow Johnson, Faith Keter, Joyce Kiplagat, Augusta Marie Christensen, Lara Reifers, Elsa Rijpstra, Myah RobichauxStephen F. Austin (9) – Isabel Borrego, Meredith Clayton, Madison Compass, Claire Crone, LaSean Davis, Megan Eichler, Kelsey Ramirez, Taryn Surratt, Rachel TaylorTexas A&M-Corpus Christi (8) – Alana Blankenship, Valentina Campos, Cambria Clark, Aeriel Garcia, Quin Johnson, Ashley King, Marissa Martinez, Jasmine Perez Southland Conference Men’s Entries (61)Abilene Christian (8) – Levi Chambers, Seth Crockett, Colton Gates, Trevon Hardy, Kevin Kipkosgei, Denis Lagat, Conner Miller, Gabriel TrevinoUIW (8) – Ryan Garza, Christopher Gonzalez, Spencer Herbstritt, Cash Kunkel, Aldo Nava, Nathan Perez, Steven Quintanilla, Armando VillarrealLamar (7) – Matthew Arnold, Liam Burthem, Kyle Garcia, Jack Gooch, Harry Halford, Declan Neary, Jordan RoweMcNeese (8) – Miguel Lopez-Barrera, Joey Croft, Aaron Gilliam, Luke Horgan, Henry Kiplagat, Markus Kopp, Damian O’Boyle, Daniel SainaNew Orleans (2) – David Hidalgo, Kolyn SaltzmanNicholls (6) – Hunter Batt, Tyler Granger, Olari Livingston, Octavio Vasquez Tilley, Preston Whisenhunt, Dustin WorleySam Houston State (2) – Andrew Bosquez, Austin ZirkelSoutheastern Louisiana (5) – Zachary Barthel, Anthony Cordero, Adam Cortez, Shea Foster, Thom ReyndersStephen F. Austin (7) – Pedro Fores, Parker Jones, Titus Kiplagat, Ben Murphy, Maxwell Murphy, Michael Urbina, Yoel YoelTexas A&M-Corpus Christi (8) – Andrew Gandy, Hunter Haas, Brandon Hutto, Matthew Lara, Juan Salinas, Marek Spriesterbach, Tristan Stellmach, Isaac Vargaslast_img read more

Breanna Wright Named Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year

first_img Megan Valdez-Crader Houston Baptist Jr. 3.84 Business Anna McLeod Abilene Christian Jr. 4.0 Communications Disorders Loan-Anh Johnson Nicholls So. 3.71 Health Sciences – Pre Professional FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Breanna Wright is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Wednesday in addition to its academic all-conference teams. All Southland Student-Athlete of the Year awards are presented by GEICO.Wright closed out her senior campaign earning a first team all-conference nod and the Southland Player of the Year honor after pushing the Wildcats to a 24-5 overall record and a 16-4 conference mark. The senior led the league and ranked 18th nationally in made three-pointers, knocking down 85 throughout the season. Wright paced the ACU offense with 18.1 points and 5.1 assists per game to lead the Southland in each category. Her exploits on the court were only matched by her achievements in the classroom as she claimed a flawless 4.0 grade-point average as a special education major.Joining Wright on the Southland Academic All-Conference squads are fellow Wildcats Dominique Golightly and Anna McLeod. Abilene Christian’s three selections lead the league, followed by Stephen F. Austin’s pair of honorees in Stephanie Visscher and Aiyana Johnson. Houston Baptist, McNeese, Nicholls, Sam Houston State and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi round out the rosters with one selection apiece.Wright and Golightly stand as the only repeat honorees, claiming spots as automatic selections after earning first team all-conference honors. Sam Houston State’s Amber Leggett and SFA’s Visscher also secured automatic first-team bids.Student-Athlete of the Year is voted on by the Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member universities. Southland Student-Athlete of the Year nominees shall have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale, and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.CoSIDA Academic All-District/All-American selections and First Team All-Conference athletes who meet all-academic nomination criteria are automatically named First Team All-Academic.2019-20 Southland Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian2019-20 Southland Women’s Basketball All-Academic First Team Dominique Golightly1, 2 Abilene Christian Sr. 3.25 Elementary Education 2019-20 Southland Women’s Basketball All-Academic Second Team Stephanie Visscher1 Stephen F. Austin So. 4.0 Communication Studies Damilola Balogun McNeese Sr. 3.52 Management Aiyana Johnson Stephen F. Austin So. 3.23 General Business ^ – 2019-20 Southland Women’s Basketball Student-Athlete of the Year1 – All-Conference First Team selection2 – Two-time all-academic selection3 – Three-time all-academic selection Name School Cl. GPA Major Breanna Wright^, 1, 3 Abilene Christian Sr. 4.0 Special Education Amber Leggett1 Sam Houston State Jr. 3.55 Computer Software Engineering Technology Emma Coleman-O’Bryan Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sr. 3.18 Health Science Name School Cl. GPA Majorlast_img read more

Three Brighton fans facing bans over two separate racist incidents against Spurs

first_imgTHREE Brighton fans are facing lengthy bans and potential criminal charges after two separate incidents of racism during recent matches against Spurs.The first involved two individuals attending the under-23 fixture against Tottenham on September 27.1 Both of the incidents were reported directly to the club by other Brighton supportersCredit: PA:Press AssociationThey were ejected from the Amex and had their details passed on to Sussex Police for further investigation.The second occurred at Saturday’s 3-0 win over Mauricio Pochettino’s side where the culprit was thrown out of the ground by stewards and arrested by cops on his exit.Both incidents – neither of which are understood to be anti-Semitic – were reported directly to the club by fellow Albion fans attending the respective matches.Seagulls chief executive and deputy chairman Paul Barber insisted the South Coast club have a zero-tolerance policy on racism or any kind of discrimination.The former FA supremo said: “It’s very hard to comprehend why some individuals think it’s acceptable to behave in this way, but we are very clear that neither Brighton & Hove Albion, nor the wider football community, will tolerate racism or discrimination at any time, in any form.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 strut“It is very encouraging that in both incidents our stewards were alerted to this totally unacceptable behaviour by other Albion fans and, working with Sussex Police, our staff were able to take swift action, which hopefully will increase the chances of a conviction.“We do not want people exhibiting any kind of discriminatory or anti-social behaviour inside our stadium, and I would like to thank those Albion fans for reporting the incidents to us as soon as they heard it.“We would urge any fans confronted with similar discriminatory behaviour to report it immediately, either directly to a steward or via our anonymous hotline, and we will take strong action.”Kane and Dunk clash as Brighton star appears to claim Spurs skipper tried to pull his ‘penis off’last_img read more

Man Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea win: How the pools panel predicted KO’d Prem games

first_imgSATURDAYS without football are not all that fun.That is the lesson learned by thousands across the country today as the coronavirus outbreak sees the first football free weekend since the Premier League was suspended on Thursday.3In the absence of sport, some fans “hilariously” claim to have discovered their partners no longer work at Woolworths or Blockbuster.While others reckon the blackout has got their housebound hubbies acting like bored children.A few are even certain their loved one’s unusual weekend presence will definitely lead to divorce.But luckily, for those desperate to get their footy fix, SunSport can reveal Saturday’s Pools results – according to Sportalys – if the games had gone ahead.And our reporters took a light-hearted look at how those matches might have played out if the games had gone ahead.ASTON VILLA vs CHELSEA – AWAY WINWith Villa languishing in the relegation zone and desperate for confidence we fancy Olivier Giroud carried on his rich vein of form and bagged two goals either side of a Jorginho penalty in a resounding 3-0 win for the Blues.Jack Grealish ran around wondering if Man Utd do shorts in kids sizes too.3BOURNEMOUTH vs CRYSTAL PALACE – SCORE DRAWThe Cherries ran Chelsea close in a 2-2 draw last time they played at the Vitality.And we reckon this latest home score draw would have seen Jordan Ayew make it three goals in three games for Palace.Before Callum Wilson’s late equaliser denied Roy Hodgson’s men their third consecutive 1-0 win in their race for the top ten.No one was particularly happy afterwards. In fact they were all pretty bored by what they had seen.BRIGHTON vs ARSENAL – AWAY WINThe Gunners came off the back of a lucky 1-0 win at home to West Ham and Brighton earned an excellent point at Wolves last time out.True to form, the Seagulls defended well for the most part but looked flat up front against Mikel Arteta’s men.Arsenal had more than 60 per cent possession throughout with Dan Burn keeping Nicolas Pepe in his pocket as the winger done his 48th step over of the afternoon to get it back on his left foot AGAIN.But Bukayo Saka was far more incisive down the left and he bagged two assists in the last 15 minutes as he swept two low balls across the box to see Alexandre Lacazette prod two close range efforts home to break the home side’s hearts.MAN CITY vs BURNLEY – HOME WIN5-0 rout.Sergio Aguero nailed all five from inside the box.Obviously.3NEWCASTLE vs SHEFF UTD – GOALLESS DRAWAbsolute snooze fest.Home side had zero shots on target but Allan Saint-Maximin went on a couple of rascal mazy runs from his own half that saw him take it past five and balloon it over the bar each time.Dean Henderson had no saves to make but everyone still called him world class after the game.NORWICH vs SOUTHAMPTON – SCORE DRAWTodd Cantwell popped up with an early beauty from the edge of the box with his team knocking it about until half-time leaving everyone saying “Norwich must play the best football for a team destined to go down”.But Danny Ings played a cute one-two with Shane Long just two minutes into the second-half before sliding one into the bottom corner.And Daniel Farke was left running his hand through his hair ruing his team’s inability to defend.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellationsSPURS vs MAN UTD – AWAY WINBruno Fernandes masterclass saw United cruise to a 2-0 win with Odion Ighalo smashing a 30 yard volley in just before half-time.Juan Mata came on to wrap up the points on 75 minutes.Jose Mourinho praised his players after the game despite stats revealing they made fewer than 30 passes.He didn’t mean a word of it.Four of Spurs’ attacking players were stretchered off before half-time.Troy Parrott remained on the bench.WATFORD vs LEICESTER – AWAY WINJamie Vardy scored a hat-trick in a 4-3 win for the Foxes and shushed the Watford fans after every goal despite no obvious feud with them.Troy Deeney bagged twice and set up Ismaila Sarr for Watford’s third before reminding everyone it’s only football and there’s more important things in life after the game.He was clearly well annoyed by the defeat though and everyone could tell.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himWEST HAM vs WOLVES – HOME WINFootball fans everywhere were stunned after the game after a Jarrod Bowen brace saw the Hammers edge a 2-1 win.The home fans were still fuming as the three points slightly undermined another protest against the board.Matt Doherty scored Wolves’ late consolation as he continues to be the best footballer Molineux has ever seen despite being a right wing-back.Anyone else got a husband/partner with withdrawal symptoms from the lack of football to follow? It’s like having a bored child in the house!— Caroline Moss (@cazmoss) March 14, 2020 With all football being suspended I decided to talk to the wife,she’s only gone and been made redundant from Woolworths #coronaUK #COVIDー19— Nathan Parkinson (@Macestreaming) March 14, 2020 ‘Tis the unprecedented lack of football which will lead to my divorce. My husband is wandering the place like a lost soul. He’s even stopped wittering on about his lost triple captain chip.— Emily (@metabettor) March 14, 2020 All football & most sporting events have been suspended because of the #coronavirus, so for a change I thought I’d have a conversation with my wife. I found out she’s been made redundant from [email protected] #nofootball #CoronaVirusUpdates #ukcoronavirus #sport— Areyoukiddingme (@suntcognatimihi) March 14, 2020 Alexis Sanchez uses coronavirus quarantine to train shirtless with his two beloved dogs at home after injurylast_img read more

Fiji thrash USA in Townsville

first_imgThe USA didn’t help their cause when they kicked it out on the full from the restart, and this time it was Akuila Uate who found the line, off a long pass from broken play in the centre of the field. Jarryd Hayne earned his first try assist of the 2017 Rugby League World Cup with a perfect inside ball to Kane Evans who crashed over to score. The front-rower injured himself in the process, and was taken from the field holding his arm aloft. The USA struck back when Kristian Freed decided to run on fifth tackle, finding second-rower Matt Shipway. The big back-rower put on a good left-foot step to turn the Fiji defenders inside-out as he dived over to score.  It wasn’t enough to deter Fiji, as they rolled up the field consistently and only had two tries denied by desperate USA defence. Hayne showed the clinical skills he brought to the side, with a long kick finding US fullback Corey Mekelim in goal, before being tackled by Vunivalu. Off the repeat set Naiquama took his own double, scooting through broken play.  Vunivalu added a try of his own to the tally, with a sharp scoot off a quick Naiquama play-the-ball bringing him into open space. A perfect fend on Makelim sealed the four-pointer as the winger streaked away. It took Fiji five minutes to post points in the second half, but it was Hayne who crossed the white line with a long-range effort to score under the posts and push his side’s score past 40 at the half-tome break. Despite taking good field position on multiple occasions, simple errors cost the USA try-scoring opportunities. On the other end of the spectrum Fiji made no mistake, with Viliame Kikau taking the opportunity as soon as Fiji got in range, carrying three defenders over the line to score. Vunivalu was the man to bring up the half-century, using strength and footwork to beat multiple defenders on the USA’s left side and send the Fijian crowd in  the corner of the stadium into raptures, and was followed on the next set by half-back Henry Raiwlui. USA showed they had some talent on their team, when Makelim took his opportunity to go down the short side after a close-range, quick play-the-ball and was rewarded when he found Junior Vaivai unmarked who dived over to score. Fiji 58 (Taane Milne, Kevin Naiquama, Akuila Uate, Kane Evans, Suliasu Vunivalu, Jarryd Hayne, Viliame Kikau, Henry Raiwalui tries; Apisai Koroisau six goals) def. USAs 12 (Matt Shipway, Junior Vaivai tries; Bureta Faraimo 2 goals) at 1300 Smiles Stadium. Half-time: 36-6. Crowd: 5,103. Fiji’s backline had a happy night, with Kevin Naiquama, Suliasi Vunivalu and Taane Milne all scoring doubles. It was the expected result and even the bravest of efforts from the USA couldn’t stop the talent on show in the Fiji side. The only major injury was to Fiji’s Kane Evans, who left the field with a suspected broken wrist. Fiji started their night in the best possible fashion, with good metres down the field offsetting a poor kick, which bounced out off the USA. They made good use of the attacking position, spreading the ball wide to winger Vunivalu, who popped a perfect offload inside to centre Milne who managed to plant the ball down in the corner. The Hawks used their first attacking opportunity to secure field position, kicking the ball out over the 30 metre line. It wasn’t enough to stop Fiji Bati, as they once again found space on the USA’s left side, but this time Milne kicked inside for Naiquama to clean up and score.  They extended their lead with some simple football, as a quick play-the-ball opened space up on the USA’s left side of the field once again. Milne took a simple short ball and his strong line choice and hard running was enough to make it a double and extend Fiji’s lead to 16 after a successful conversion. last_img read more

Lemar, starter by surprise against Liverpool, two months later

first_imgCholo surprise in his eleven against Liverpool: the presence of Thomas Lemar. The Frenchman, who has not started since December 22 against Betis, is one of the footballers to be examined by the stands, with his performance in doubt, without at the moment ever showing why it cost 70 million. Well, Lemar will be, perhaps before his last great opportunity, because he will play as a starter tonight in the first leg of the Champions League against Liverpool. Lemar will enter the eleven in Llorente’s place, breaking the four-wheeler that, in principle, it seemed that Simeone was going to take before the Klopp team. With respect to the eleven he took in Mestalla there are more changes: Vrsaljko will play instead of Arias and Morata will play it on the site of Vitolo. Lodi, meanwhile, will be the starter on the left side. The game against Valencia reinforced him. With him Ferran Torres attacked but did not go crazy, when Simeone took him away, It was when the Valencia soccer player became a storm first for Arias and then for Saul. The eleven holder of Simeone will consist of Oblak; Vrsaljko, Savic, Felipe, Lodi; Koke, Thomas, Saul, Lemar; Correa and Morata.last_img read more

Carla Suarez wins Zhang and meets with Kvitova in Qatar

first_imgCarla Suarez broke by way of on the Qatar Open in Doha by defeating China’s Shuai Zhang, 31 of the world, 7-5 and 6-Zero on Monday and rating his fourth consecutive victory over the Chinese language participant.The Spanish champion of this event in 2016, season in which he reached his greatest rating with the sixth place in the world (now it’s 70), will face in the second spherical, with one other winner of the competition, the Czech Petra Kvitova, which received the title two years later by defeating Garbiñe Muguruza in the ultimate.Exactly Kvitova went to Carla’s celebration to look at how he labored the Canarian participant and from the stands took be aware. Carla, 31, and in her final season on the circuit, used her expertise and confidence that gave her three earlier victories in opposition to Zhang, to which he has not yielded a single set in 4 matches to resolve the match in 72 minutes.The duel was a carousel of service breaks in the primary set, with seven in whole. Carla took benefit of her security in the twelfth to shut the partial in 46 minutes.Within the second set, the remainder of the Spanish ended up sinking Zhang, who yielded his three consecutive companies. Carla didn’t grant a single alternative with his and closed the match on the second alternative.The Spanish will now have the chance to defeat Kvitova once more in these tracks, one thing that occurred in the Quarterfinals of 2015 (3-6, 6-0 and 6-3). Their clashes mirror a 6-6 draw, with the Spanish successful the final in New Haven in 2018 (6-3, 0-0 and abandonment).last_img read more

Another blow to Al Thani: the justice orders to execute the sentence favorable to BlueBay

first_imgAccording to the judicial order, advanced by South channel and to which Ace has had access, the resolution is firm. The court, in addition, has decreed that the execution of the sentence be registered and the ownership of the BlueBay share package be signed in the Higher Sports Council. Sheik’s lawyers have five business days from the notification of this order to file a direct appeal for review.BlueBay becomes the second most important shareholder of the club as a matter of law and, although its maneuverability in the entity will be greatly diminished for the time being given the current judicial administration of the club, it may be present at the General Shareholders’ Meeting initially scheduled for 2 April, but it will very possibly be postponed due to the coronavirus crisis. Justice has dealt a new blow to Abdullah Al Thani. The court of first instance number 12 in Malaga has issued a provisional execution order of the ruling favorable to the BlueBay hotelier for 49 percent of the sheik’s actions. This resolution gives BlueBay control of that 49 percent of the slightly more than 97 percent that Al Thani had when this court battle began.The hotel company already had a sentence in its favor, but that first opinion of the court had been appealed by the defense of Al Thani and was not firm. Several weeks ago, BlueBay requested the provisional execution of said sentence given the tremendous institutional and economic problems that Malaga was going through and now the justice agrees. The shares that Al Thani transferred to Nas Football SL are now registered in the name of Nas Spain 2000 SL, a company of which BlueBay owns 49 percent. Even so, and given the shares that Al Thani has been acquiring in recent years, to this day, the sheik continues to have a shareholding package of more than 50 percent.last_img read more

Thebes is seen this Thursday with AFE and on Monday, with the 42 clubs

first_imgThe other big topic to try will be about the possible linear decreases in wages. Negotiations to make a decision, in case the game cannot be resumed, they seem to be on the right track. LaLiga already reported on Tuesday, and will insist, on the numbers that the clubs are making if this scenario occurs and that they could affect a percentage of the monthly salary that the players have perceived during the break. Never of the card (normally distributed in two extra payments) or of the premiums and image rights. AFE will transfer the players opinion, already revealed in AS: they will be supportive and they are ready to lower your salary and even to lose vacations, but the readjustments should come in due time, when it is known, with data in hand, how many games have been played and how many have not been played and what losses are being discussed.LaLiga wants to tend bridges with AFE, union which curiously a few months ago was faced for various cases, such as the Miami game, while receiving ONly Footballers at their headquarters, now out of these informative conversations. Thebes meets with the clubs on Monday in the Division Boards, first with the First clubs and then with the Second clubs, and he wants to transfer agreements to them and, above all, solutions. After the meeting held last Tuesday between LaLiga and AFE, which has raised blisters, has brought forth some mistrust and has given rise to several interested and remote-controlled statements, both institutions will meet again today. Javier Tebas and Luis Gil, on the part of the employers, and David Aganzo and Diego Rivas, on the part of the union, will play the second part of a game in which everything is to be solved with clubs and footballers as great protagonists. This time, unlike the other day, the time of the video conference has not transcended, to avoid leaks, but It is expected that at the end there will be official communications because the objective is, finally, to close agreements.One of the items on the agenda will revolve around the threat of ERTE in professional football. AFE continues to see them out of place at the moment as the activity in Spanish football has not stopped (the players continue to train at home) and takes it for granted, according to the data they manage, that there will be no more than 10 professional clubs, of the 42 existing ones, that dare to take the step today. They understand that most of those who do so will want to take advantage of this crisis, without showing solidarity with the country, to readjust numbers that before the coronavirus no longer matched them. The Barca it’s an example. For this reason, AFE will insist on the monitoring and reporting that they are carrying out so that there are no irregularities. Nevertheless, Thebes will make them see that LaLiga handles other information and that there could be many more clubs, including some of them historic, that are temporarily firing.last_img read more