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first_img Kevon Harris* Stephen F. Austin G/F Jr. Ellenwood, Ga. Veal, the 2017-18 Defensive Player of the Year, enters his senior season following a year that saw him average 2.2 steals per game in conference action to lead the Southland. The New Orleans native also led the league in assists with a 6.1 average per game. He is one of five all-conference members from a season ago returning this year to earn automatic selection to the preseason teams. Stephen F. Austin leads all schools with three picks to the first team in senior guard Shannon Bogues from Killeen, Texas, junior guard/forward Kevon Harris from Ellwood, Ga., and senior forward TJ Holyfield from Albuquerque, N.M. The trio helped lead the Lumberjacks to their fourth NCAA Tournament appearance in five years this past season. Northwestern State senior forward/center Ishmael Lane completes the first team. The product from Port Allen, La., was second in the league for blocked shots (1.8 bpg), sixth for rebounding (7.2 rpg) and 13th for scoring (13.7 ppg). Southland broadcasters Carley McCord and Lincoln Rose will also host the coaches for a show produced for ESPN3. The show will debut Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 6 p.m. CT, and be archived for later viewing. TJ Holyfield* Stephen F. Austin F Sr. Albuquerque, N.M. Jaren Lewis Abilene Christian F Sr. Orlando, Fla. Josh Nzeakor Lamar F Sr. Mesquite, Texas Second Team School Pos. Class Hometown Marlain Veal* Southeastern Louisiana G Sr. New Orleans Josh Ibarra Houston Baptist C R-Sr. Angleton, Texas Marcus Harris Sam Houston State G Sr. San Antonio, Texas All 26 men’s and women’s head basketball coaches will be in attendance for Q&As at the Southland Basketball Social Media Day and interactive social media activities on the Southland’s Twitter, Instagram and Facebook accounts. The event is open to all media members. Ishmael Lane* Northwestern State F/C Sr. Port Allen, La. The preseason teams were chosen by a poll of the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voters were not allowed to select their institution’s players.2018-19 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference Teams Shannon Bogues* Stephen F. Austin G Sr. Killeen, Texas Jalone Friday Abilene Christian C Jr. Oklahoma City, Okla. First Team School Pos. Class Hometown Houston Baptist’s Josh Ibarra returns to the court for his senior season after being forced to take a medical redshirt early into last year’s campaign. He leads the selections voted on by the Southland head coaches. Abilene Christian received two spots on the second team in senior forward Jaren Lewis and junior center Jalone Friday. Lamar’s Josh Nzeakor and Sam Houston State’s Marcus Harris round out the selections. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal headlines the 10 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Preseason All-Conference selections, the league announced Tuesday. The announcement comes a day before the Southland Social Media Day in Houston at the Toyota Center, beginning at 9 a.m. CT. * Automatic Selection, 2017-18 All-Conference Team Memberlast_img read more

first_imgLIVERPOOL have a bit of time before crossing the finish line ­but their Egyptian King could secure them the Prem’s greatest start.The rampant Reds are on course to land their first title since 1990 after an incredible season that has seen them drop just two points.1 Salah ended a three week wait for a goal against Sheffield UnitedCredit: Getty Images – GettyThey visit Spurs tonight knowing a win will mean they have had the greatest opening to a Premier League season — but also by a team in a top-flight European campaign.Even Arsenal’s 2004 Invincibles did not take as many points in their opening 21 games, having drawn seven.The best haul at this stage in a season in Europe was done by PSG in 2018-19 when they took 59 from 21 games.Liverpool have 58 from 20 games and can make it an incredible 61 from a possible 63 points with a victory today.MOURINHO’S LIMITED OPTIONSJose Mourinho is sure to come up with a masterplan, but is lacking firepower, with Harry Kane out injured and his team struggling for confidence since their last triumph on St Stephen’s Day.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH 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 returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidLiverpool have no such problems and are playing better than they were in October and November, when a series of late winners were needed.The 2-0 victory over Sheffield United was an exhibition, while a team of Reds rookies walked all over Everton in the FA Cup derby last week.Odds of 7-10 are great value for the visitors while Salah — who ended a near three-week goal drought against the Blades — is worth a first-goalscorer punt at 4-1.last_img read more

first_imgDELE ALLI claims the Kick It Out campaign is not doing enough to tackle racism in football.The Tottenham playmaker called for “more action” from authorities to rid the sport of racist behaviour from fans.1 Dele Alli claims the Kick It Out campaign is not doing enough to tackle racism in footballCredit: AP:Associated PressKick It Out, the anti- discrimination group, has run a high-profile initiative over the past 26 years.It is often seen at Prem grounds in the form of banners or T-shirts.Yet there have been several incidents this season where footballers have suffered vile abuse on the pitch — or via social media.And Dele, 23, told the OTRO YouTube channel: “With the whole racism issue in football, it definitely goes through ups and downs.“But it’s always there and I feel like every time it gets brought to light, it escalates again.“With the banners, I can see what they are trying to do. But it’s not really changed anything.“I feel like more action needs to happen to actually kick it out.”When it comes to VAR, Dele goes into today’s clash with Manchester City having already benefited from the technology.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost read in football 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsYet like most footballers, he is still coming to terms with the system.The Spurs ace added: “I like it, but don’t like it at the same time.“You don’t want to be embarrassed going over the top with your goal celebration — and then VAR rules it out. So it’s just confusing.”Watch the full video on OTRO’s YouTube channel OTRO, the content studio and publisher, builds exclusive relationships with the world’s most inspiring and entertaining players.Mario Balotelli walks off pitch following racist abuse by Verona supporterslast_img read more

first_img3most read in football 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 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 CelticWinks added: “I already miss being out there on the pitch and playing in front of the fans, but that’s the way it is.“We’ve got to get on with it and in all honesty, we’ve all got bigger things to worry about at the moment.“It’s a bit boring not being able to go into training and meet the boys but as I said, there are bigger things at stake here.“Everyone needs to stay at home and stay safe.”Tottenham legend Clive Allen reveals he has suffered with deadly coronavirus 3JOSE MOURINHO will start training his Tottenham squad by VIDEO-LINK from tomorrow.The Spurs boss and his coaching staff will put their stars through their paces while they will all be at their homes due to the coronavirus crisis.3 Jose Mourinho will start training his Tottenham squad by VIDEO-LINK amid the coronavirus crisisCredit: PA:Press AssociationWith the entire country almost on lockdown, the Special One has turned to technology to train his squad after the closure of the club’s training ground in the wake of the outbreak.Despite the Government guidelines on social distancing and essential travel only, the players will be able to enjoy group practise sessions from the comfort of their own homes and gardens.Mourinho and his coaches have remained in regular contact with his squad to check on their progress.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updatesEvery player has also been assigned a contact from their medical and sports science teams to help oversee their home exercise programmes and ensure they are having no issues.As well as the live training sessions, Tottenham’s injured players are also having video sessions with physios.Midfielder Harry Winks said: “The coaching and fitness staff drop us messages and stay in touch in case I have any questions. We also have instructions from the nutrition team on our food and a programme on that.“We’ve just got to watch what we eat. I’m cooking as well – soups, a lot of salad, eggs, and a little bit of pasta.“We’ve all been told that we can go out for one piece of exercise a day, so I’ve been walking around where I live and other than that, staying home, relaxing and at the same time, staying fit.“I’ve got a ball here as well so I’m out in the garden having a kickaround!“It’s a bit strange for all of us, but I’ve got my head around it.“In terms of fitness, I’m fine, I’m mainly using the gym at my house, I’ve gym equipment here, a bike, a treadmill. The club have also given me a squat machine to use to stay strong.“We’ve all been given a schedule, but it’s flexible, we can do it in our own time. So, for instance, I might have a lay in one day, butthen I’ll work later. The important thing is to get it done.”All football in the UK has been suspended until April 30.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.last_img read more

first_imgThe Storm released a brief statement regarding the incident.”Melbourne Storm player, Shem Tatupu, was struck by a car on Monday night while crossing the road on Olympic Boulevard after training,” the statement read.”Players and staff were at the scene and immediately called an ambulance.”Thankfully Shem has been cleared of any serious injury and is expected to be discharged from hospital in the coming days.”The Club would like to thank the members of the public who were in the area at the time and who came to the assistance of players and staff and offered help.”The one-time Hawthorn Hawks AFL player is the son of former Warriors players Tony Tatupu.last_img read more

first_imgWith veteran big man Ben Matulino set to miss the opening rounds of the season, following surgery on his left knee in January, there is an opening in the engine room for the Kiwi club.While Jacob Lillyman and Albert Vete are the probable starters, the Warriors have tended to carry three props on their bench in recent times, creating an opportunity for one of their youngsters to earn a spot on the interchange alongside likely candidates Sam Lisone and Charlie Gubb.”They all put their hand up and it’s been a good learning curve for the likes of Isaiah Papalii and Toafofoa Sipley,” Wiki said.”They are knocking on the door of first grade, so hopefully they can learn from this and move on.”It’s just about them putting their best foot forward to show Stephen they can match it in the NRL.”Last year Sipley made his NRL Telstra Premiership debut, playing two matches off the interchange following strong form in the club’s Intrust Super Premiership side, while Papalii is yet to play past Holden Cup level, where he appeared in 11 matches for the Junior Warriors in 2016.Speaking ahead of his appearance for the World All Stars in Friday night’s clash against the Indigenous All Stars, Lisone said the props at the Warriors were enjoying the internal competition for places.”‘Mooks’ (coach Stephen Kearney) has got a few of us having a run in there, there’s a lot of competition coming through,” Lisone said.”Tof Sipley and Isaiah Papalii are putting some pressure on me, Albert and Charlie.”I thought Isaiah played really well for a young team [at the Nines].”Both Sipley and Papalii have been named in the Warriors’ squad for this Saturday’s trial match against the Melbourne Storm at Sunshine Coast Stadium.last_img read more

first_imgGame 3, the main game of the day, was the clash of the Titans showdown when the premiers Tamaraws played the Exodus in a nail-biting encounter that kept the crowd cheering until the final whistle in the 4th quarter.The Exodus, with a clean defense, held off the keen Tamaraws’ attack as they fiercely tried to penetrate their wall.However, the champions, not wanting to taint their reputation, kept breathing through every little space found in the Exodus keyhole. This resulted in them coming out on top with a 5-point lead to beat Exodus 90-85.In other earlier matches, Saints thumped Jokers 80-72 whilst Flames crushed Chariots with an outstanding match point of 105-67.last_img read more

first_imgAngel Torres, president of Getafe, has granted an interview on the program Tot Costa de Catalunya Radio in the previous duel between his team and Barcelona next weekend. In addition, the president has talked about the situation of Ángel Rodríguez and the alleged interest of the Blaugrana entity in the. For the moment has not received any communication of the possibility of purchase, but do not rule out accepting it if the conditions are met.The Barcelona: “I can’t deny a boy to go to a big team like Barça. Barça can’t be told no, if they ask a player or a sports director. I’ve also asked them once. The termination clause (ten million euros) would not be a problem. “ Relationship with the club: “I have a direct thread with Bartomeu and Ramon Planes, but I have no news or any indication that they are going to sign Angel. It does not give me the feeling that he will be the chosen one, but, in any case, on Saturday we will see each other and maybe then there is surprise, although I don’t think so. If so, what has to happen will happen. “Conversations with the player: “I told him to be calm. He knows the relationship I have with the people of Barcelona and that there was nothing, that many names were going to come out. Who would not like to go to Barça?”last_img read more

first_imgTrincao revealed that Griezmann was the first Barça player with whom he spoke because he contacted him: “I spoke to Griezmann, who sent me a message. He wrote: let’s go caralho”. Then he defined himself: “Mentally, I am a strong player. I seek to make goals and assists. I have a good one-on-one and I try to make assists. Since I was a child, when I watched the games I imagined playing at Barça. I think my style of play mixes well with Barça. “ Francisco Trincao (29-12-1999), player of Sporting de Braga who will be from Barça from June until 2025, was the protagonist of the ‘Live call’ that the Barça team makes weekly. Trincao, for whom Barça has paid 31 million euros (and will have a clause of 500), attended the official media from his home, where he is confined with his parents, his sister and his dog, Summer. “It will be a pride to wear the shirt of the best club in the world. I have many to know the players. We are talking about the best players in the world and of course I want to share the wardrobe with them. My family was happy when they heard the news of the signing And they asked me to be myself. Playing with Messi is a pride. I really want to meet him, to be able to play with him. He is one of the best players in the world. ” Of course, when they asked him for a reference in football, he did not want to define himself. Portuguese and culé …, he had to be careful: “They are Messi and Cristiano”.last_img read more

first_img“It may possibly have an effect on you to exit and not see a fan, despite the fact that you recognize it is a vital match, however your thoughts and physique let you know that it is sort of a coaching match. That may lead to dangerous performances. It provides a foul feeling, “he added. The previous striker predicts that “there will likely be groups that undergo” for taking part in behind closed doors.Werner and UpamecanoBerbatov took benefit of the truth that the return of the Bundesliga for subsequent week has already been made official to applaud the group of the German league. “The Germans are all the time main and displaying how issues have to be finished. I have a loopy need that all the things goes splendidly as deliberate in order that different championships will comply with, “he wished.Bayer Leverkusen legend, in his evaluation asks {that a} particular follow-up be finished to Leipzig and two of its gamers: Timo Werner and Dayot Upamecano. “They’re two gamers who’re going to appeal to quite a lot of consideration. I hope they comply as a result of there will likely be quite a lot of nice attentive groups, corresponding to Actual Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Manchester United or Bayern Munich. Will probably be tough for Leipzig to retain them ”, concluded his evaluation in unique statements. Dimitar Berbatov, legend of Manchester United, Tottenham or Bayer Leverkusen amongst others, has valued in unique statements to Betfair what it will probably imply to play behind closed doors as will occur in most main leagues when these championships are resumed. The previous striker believes that will have a damaging impression (though vital) and use a really particular instance: “Liverpool absolutely would not have come back to Barcelona if the sport from a yr in the past had been performed behind closed doors this week”.Berbatov believes that in that duel the general public was key. “It was decisive, sure, I discover it tough to think about what it would have been like with out individuals. Clearly, it occurred because it did and it was one of many greatest comebacks in historical past. So Liverpool deserves all my respect, “he added.The Bulgarian believes that “the Barcelona gamers should stroll a yr later questioning how on earth occurred to them what occurred to them … scoring three targets at Camp Nou after which shedding the tie at Anfield … though they have additionally starred in nice comebacks, such because the PSG. It’s topical, however in soccer typically you lose and typically you win ”, he added.Matches as exercises Berbatov is aware of what it’s to play related matches behind closed doors. “I performed towards Roma with Bayer Leverkusen in Italy behind closed doors. And I didn’t prefer it in any respect. You might see that the 2 groups felt the identical. It appeared like a coaching match … solely it was the Champions League and also you had to encourage your self greater than ever exactly due to that, “provides a Berbatov who scored in that match” as a result of I ate my head pondering that none of that mattered, that I had to play and win because it have been ”.last_img read more