SFA’s Bogues Earns Weekly Honors After 33-Point Output

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin guard Shannon Bogues is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. 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. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Shannon Bogues, Stephen F. Austin – Sr. – Guard – Killeen, TexasBogues drained 12-of-18 shots, including an SFA program-record nine three-pointers, in a 96-93 loss to Louisiana Tech on Friday (Dec. 7). The guard tallied 33 points while dishing out seven assists in a career-high 44 minutes of action. Bogues award comes one week after teammate Kevon Harris claimed the recognition. Bogues, currently averaging 16.6 points per game, is a member of the 2018-19 Southland Preseason All-Conference team. Last year, he earned all-conference honors and selected to the Southland all-tournament team. The Killeen, Texas, product’s nine makes from beyond the arc are just two shy of the Southland record of 11 (SHSU’s Corey Almond, SHSU vs. Kentucky in 2009; LU’s Mike James vs. Louisiana College in 2011). Honorable Mention: Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist; Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar; Christian Peevy, UIWlast_img read more

CALIFORNIA-BRED EDDIE HASKELL RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS

first_imgCALIFORNIA-BRED EDDIE HASKELL RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES BY 1 ¾ LENGTHS AS DESORMEAUX & GLATT TEAM FOR FIVE FURLONG TURF VICTORY IN 55.49ARCADIA, Calif. (May 25, 2019)–Under patient handling, California-bred Eddie Haskell rallied late to take Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes by 1 ¾ lengths under Kent Desormeaux.  Trained by Mark Glatt, who took the 6-year-old gelding by Square Eddie nine starts back for a $50,000 claiming tag, Eddie Haskell got five furlongs on the Santa Anita turf in 55.49.Breaking from post position three in a field of seven 3-year-olds and up, Eddie Haskell was in the middle of a three-horse scramble for the lead heading into the far turn.  At that point, Agapito Delgadillo, aboard What’sontheagenda, who was to the outside of both the winner and Kanthaka, opened up by about 2 ½ lengths leaving the three furlong pole, only to be collared in deep stretch.“After about a hundred yards (out of the gate), I sent ‘Eddie’ to quicken the pace and Agapito came with me, then he finally pushed the button and cleared off, it made it really nice for the mount that I had. He’s just phenomenal, when I pushed the button, he gave me whiplash, popped a wheelie and took off and went after the leader.”Most recently a close second versus state-breds going 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course in the Sensational Star Stakes March 31, Eddie Haskell was off at 4-5 and paid $3.60, $2.40 and $2.10.Owned by Philip Wood and Jim Hailey, Eddie Haskell, who was bred in California by Reddam Racing LLC and is out of their Boston Harbor mare Teresa Ann, was making his first graded stakes appearance and picked up $60,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $453,107. A perfect two for two now at five furlongs on the Santa Anita grass, “Eddie” now has seven wins from 10 overall tries under these conditions and has an overall mark of 20-8-2-5.“He’s a top horse going five eighths (on turf),” said Glatt. “He won throttled down today, man. That was impressive. I wasn’t worried about where he was early. I thought I was running the best horse. He’s learned to come from a little bit off the pace and I think it’s even made him a little better horse going five furlongs.“It was cool…We just hope we can keep him healthy and take it race by race and if he gets us to the Breeders’ Cup in the end of the year, I’m sure we will take a shot.”Off at 5-1, What’sontheagenda finished a half-length in front of a fast finishing Kanthaka and paid $4.80 and $3.40.Ridden by Flavien Prat in his first start on turf, Kanthaka eased off the speed duel into the far turn and hit his best stride late. Off at 4-1, he paid $2.80 while finishing 2 ¾ lengths in front of Brandothebartender.Fractions on the race were 22.16 and 44.33.last_img read more

Marseille pull plug on Wanyama deal despite Spurs giving it the green light

first_imgMARSEILLE snubbed Victor Waynama after Tottenham offered the unsettled midfielder on transfer deadline.That’s according to French TV station RMC Sport – with Club Brugge target Wanyama also missing out on a loan switch to Celtic.1 Victor Wanyama will now hope he can force his way into the Spurs team for the first time this season after missing out on Marseille, Brugge and CelticCredit: Getty – ContributorKenya skipper Wanyama is yet to play for Spurs this season after their £65m club record signing of Lyon’s Tanguy Ndombele over the summer.And Tottenham were reportedly willing to loan Wanyama to Marseille on loan for the season, ahead of a £7million permanent deal next summer.But when Marseille landed their top priority, Nantes’ anchorman Valentin Rongier, they lost interest in Wanyama, 28.Ex-Southampton star Wanyama’s £2.7m annual wages would have been a steep obstacle anyway for Marseille, especially due to financial Fair Play restrictions.But the move was off altogether once the Ligue 1 club closed on Rongier – finally using France’s “Joker transfer rule” to sign him a day after the transfer window shut.The special rules allows clubs in France to sign one French player after the deadline.LATEST SPURS NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer It all means more frustration for Wanyama, who was linked with a £13m switch to Belgian giants Brugge last month.Then came talk of a return to Celtic, for whom he played under current boss Neil Lennon.Now, though, Wanyama faces a battle to even get close to the Spurs starting XI, particularly with Dele Alli’s return imminent following the England ace’s hamstring injury.Tottenham star Eric Dier ‘cries’ after he finds out he’s dropped to a 79 rating in FIFA 20last_img read more

Tottenham send scouts to watch Everton Soares as Poch eyes January transfer

first_imgTOTTENHAM sent scouts to watch one-time Arsenal target Everton Soares, according to reports.The Brazilian forward plays for Gremio in his homeland and the North Londoners reportedly sent a scout out to watch him ahead of a potential January swoop.2 Tottenham sent scouts to watch former Arsenal target Everton Soares Steve Hitchin is Spurs’ chief scout and he took a look at the 23-year-old during Gremio’s recent Copa Libertadores semi-final first leg against Flamengo, according to Sky Sports News.The North Londoners are still in the market for attacking players having tried to sign Paulo Dybala in the summer.Uncertainty also remains about how long Christian Eriksen will stay at the club with the Dane’s contract expiring in the summer.Everton has done his chances of a Premier League move no harm at all as he bagged the assist for his side’s goal in the 1-1 draw.Rumours have been circulating for some time after the Gunners tracked him throughout the summer.And his wife even put out a video of him studying English on social media.But since then, he no longer seems to be on Arsenal’s radar.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 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 himThe acquisition of Nicolas Pepe for a club record fee makes it unlikely Arsenal will be investing in another winger any time soon.Everton made his name in the recent Copa America where he was the joint-top scorer and the revelation of the tournament.He started the competition as an option on the bench, but ended it as a star member of Brazil’s winning team.2Liverpool condemn fans’ ‘highly offensive’ banner of Divock Origi before Genk clashlast_img read more

No neutral ref for Super rugby final

first_imgSouth African whistleblower Jayco Peyper, who controlled the Lions semi-final win over the Hurricanes, will be in control of the final.Peyper controversially sinbinned Hurricanes first five Beauden Barrett in the semi-final prompting futher debate over why referees from neutral countries weren’t controlling the playoff matches.New Zealand referee Glen Jackson and another South African Marius van Westhuizen are the assistant referees.South African Marius Jonker is the television match official.The chief executive of SANZAAR, Andy Marinos, defended the appointments saying the selection criteria for match appointments “follows a clear tournament policy…. that such appointments be merit-based regardless of neutrality.””This policy is written into the tournament protocols and appointments are made according to this policy on a weekly basis and is also the policy used for the finals last year as well as this year.””This merit-based policy was reflected with the appointment last year of New Zealand referee Glen Jackson to referee the Hurricanes versus Lions final in Wellington.He said SANZAAR stands behind the policy and believes the best referees should officiate the best matches regardless of nationality. Photo: Photosport South African referee Jayco Peyperlast_img read more

Wallabies win comes at a cost

first_imgAustralia trailed for most of the match and found themselves four points down, before two yellow cards in three minutes gave them a two-man advantage and Stephen Moore immediately took advantage to steal the game for the Aussies.Australia may be without two of their rising stars on the Spring Tour, though, with Jack Dempsey (leg) and Lukhan Tui both in doubt after injuries.Tui was off in the 35th minute with a hamstring concern, while Dempsey had his leg twisted in a tackle in the 74th minute, unable to stand up on the sideline, forced to wait until the game finished to go into the rooms.Both have been immense for the Wallabies in recent weeks, Dempsey especially.Ben McCalman and Queensland teenager Liam Wright could find themselves in the mix for the tour with the duo’s absence, after stints against the Barbarians on Saturday.Camped in their attacking territory early, it was flyhalf Duncan Paia’aua who claimed the first score, dragging Barbarians flanker Matt Hodgson over the line with him in the ninth minute.Barbarians no. 8 Wycliff Palu wasted little time in making his mark on the contest, in his first rugby match in close to 10 months, lining up young Wallabies hooker Jordan Uelese twice in the opening 10 minutes.Tighthead Taniela Tupou tried to bring back some old school Barbarians tricks, crashing over with the ball up his jumper, but was ultimately denied the score, before three Barbarians tries in five minutes put the Wallabies in a 14-point hole half an hour in.Andrew Ready opening the scores for the Baabaas, with two-Test Wallaby Taqele Naiyaravoro proving the most damaging, finishing with two tries for the day.Naiyaravoro streaked away in the 28th minute, finishing off a Tim Nanai-Williams no-look pass, before setting up winger Tom Banks two minutes later.Wallabies winger Henry Speight made the most of his first real look at the ball, closing the gap just shy of half-time, with Australia’s second.For much of the game, the Wallabies looked like exactly like what they were – a side that had barely played together.They reverted to a more familiar backline combination after half-time, Samu Kerevi coming off, replaced by winger Izaia Perese, with Karmichael Hunt into the centres and Israel Folau back to 15.Australia were the first to score in the second half, with flanker Dempsey fending off a defender on the way to the try line to narrow the margin to four points.It was only two minutes later that Billy Meakes was replaced in the centres by his Force teammate Curtis Rona, as the Wallabies looked to turn the scoreboard around.Rona was instrumental in the Wallabies taking the lead for the first time in the 61st minute, with a 30-metre break falling just short of the line, before his offload landed perfectly in Paia’aua’s hands.They lost that lead in just five minutes, when a Quade Cooper cross-kick landed in Banks’ hands and then in those of Naiayaravoro, who finished for his second and a four-point advantage.Just as quickly the hulking back was in the sin bin, after what was deemed a deliberate knock down, giving Australia a one-man advantage for the remainder of the match.Cooper had a rare perfect day off the kicking tee, booting four-from-four conversions for the day, but he too was sent in the 73rd minute, after a careless tackle on Israel Folau.Moore’s try sealed the game and saved the Wallabies from the potential embarrassment of losing a game they were widely expected to win.The Wallabies head to Japan on Tuesday for a four-week Spring Tour, against Japan, Wales, England and Scotland.last_img read more

Noelyne Hetana grabs first gold in taekwondo for PNG

first_imgHetana defeated silver medallist Zhanna Sattsaeva of New Zealand in the 67kg category, winning the two rounds.In the first round, Hetana took out the New Zealander 11-1 and maintained form to win the second round by a huge margin 20-7 despite suffering a knee injury. Hetana said it was a proud moment for her to win gold on home soil.“It means a lot to me because I have sacrificed a lot to achieve this result.”I aimed to get gold and it’s a great moment to fulfil this,” she said.Emily Kwoaetolo from Solomon Islands received the bronze.last_img read more

The PNG Hunters started off on a high note

first_imgOn the 11th minute a penalty was awarded to the Hunters and Zeming converts to take the score to 8 points to nil. Israel Eliab re-gather a charge down and scored on the left wing to bring the score to 12 points to nil.The tide turns towards the Blackhawks and Neville Costigan scores under the uprights through some Hunters slack defense. Convertion was successful and brings the score to 12 points to Hunters and Blackhawks 6  points.  After re start Kelepi Tengiola burst open Hunters again to score . Kyle coverts to level the score 12 all.After smart set play by the Wartovo Puara JNR and the Hunters pack they set up Stargroth Amean to take over the line some tiring defenders of the Blackhawks.  Zeming converts on the 35th minute to take the lead to 18 points Hunters to 12 points for Blackhawks.Huñters went into the the sheds at halftime with a 18 points to 12 lead.The second half started well for the PNG Hunters with Ase Boas scoring in the 46th minute. Zeming converted to take the score to Hunters 24 points to Blackhawks 12 points.In the 56th minute Ate Bin Wabo chipped the ball which Adex Wera seized to score on the right wing. Zeming missed the conversion which took the score to Hunters 28 and Blackhawks 12.On the 58th minute Michael Parker scored on their left wing dragging  several Hunters players. Over the line. The kick failed; leaving the score at  Hunters 28 and Blackhawks 16.After some quick plays Blackhawks scored on the left wing. But the conversion was unsuccessful. The Blackhawks backed up again on the 70th minute and the  conversion was successful to narrow the gap to Hunters 28 Blackhawks 26.The game went down to  to the wire with Hunters holding on to take home the 2 points.Full time score PNG Hunters 28 Townsville Blackhawks 26.last_img read more

Australia beats Pakistan by 92 runs at the Gabba in first ODI

first_imgA maiden ODI century from Matthew Wade helped the home side reach 9-268 from the full 50 overs, and Pakistan was dismissed for 176 with 7.2 overs to spare.On a fiercely hot day in Brisbane, Australian debutant paceman Billy Stanlake went off with heat stress early in the Pakistan innings, while opener Azhar Ali picked up a hamstring injury running between wickets and was eventually forced to retire hurt on 12, shortly after Sharjeel Khan was dismissed for 18.Stanlake returned later, but only bowled three overs for 13.Mohammad Hafeez lasted just seven balls before becoming James Faulkner’s second victim, caught behind by Wade for 4 to leave the tourists 2-47 in the 11th over.Umar Akmal and Babar Azam steadied the ship for a while, but Akmal was dismissed by Mitchell Starc for 17 in the 17th over.Babar Azam (33) fell to Pat Cummins nine overs later, and Mohammad Rizwan (21) was dismissed by the same bowler to make it 5-129 with just under 20 overs remaining.With the required run-rate rising rapidly in the 33rd over, Azhar returned to the crease after the departure of Mohammad Nawaz (1), which left Pakistan 6-133.By the time Azhar finally departed for 24, when Warner ran in to take the catch off a Faulkner delivery, his side was eight wickets down for 163.The Australians quickly wrapped things up with the wickets of Mohammad Amir (8) and Wahab Riaz (6).Faulkner took 4-32, while Starc had 2-34 and Cummins finished with 3-33.Earlier, Australia’s batsmen were quickly in difficulties as the tourists attacked with intent.Mohammad Amir and Mohammad Hafeez cramped the batsmen early on, and Amir struck in the third over, sending down a swinging delivery which bowled Warner for 7.Amir made it two in two balls when Steve Smith edged a full and wide ball behind to wicketkeeper Rizwan to depart for a golden duck to leaver Australia 2-13..Much of the interest lay in the ODI debut of big-hitting Chris Lynn, who was picked on the back of his standout play for Brisbane Heat in the Big Bash.He managed 16 runs off 12 balls – including one big six over mid-wicket – before skying one to Rizwan off the bowling of paceman Hasan Ali. Head (39) made a run-a-ball before tickling an edge to Rizwan off slow left-armer Imad Wasim.Mitch Marsh did not last long, giving Rizwan his fourth catch of the innings when he departed for 4 off 17 balls to leave the hosts 5-78.Glenn Maxwell and Wade steadied the innings with an 82-run partnership for the sixth wicket. Maxwell hit seven fours in what was – for him – a restrained knock but when he skied an off-cutter from Hasan Ali to midwicket to depart for 60, Australia was back in trouble at 6-160.Mohammad Nawaz then struck off the last ball of the 34th over, dismissing James Faulkner (5), who got a thick outside edge off a turning ball and was caught by Mohammad Hafeez at slip.Nawaz and Hafeez continued to frustrate the Australians, but Wade passed 50 and Pat Cummins made sure his partner had the majority of the strike.However a terrible mix-up led to Cummins being run out in the 43rd over, bringing Mitchell Starc to the crease at number 10.With five overs to go, Australia was 8-233 and looking to push on towards 270. Hasan Ali scattered Starc’s stumps to dismiss him for 10, but some more lusty hitting from Wade kept things going.There was nearly a run out off the penultimate ball, but Wade was on strike on 99 not out for the final delivery, and he made his ground off a leading edge to midwicket to complete his first-ever ODI century.last_img read more

The Madrid City Council negotiates that the final of the Cup be in the Wanda Metropolitano

first_imgThe RFEF made this season’s calendar official last year and set the date of the Cup final for April 18, although he left the headquarters in the air, which will be known in the coming weeks. Last season, the Cup final between Barcelona and Valencia took place at Benito Villamarín.The last time the Wanda Metropolitano hosted a Cup final was April 21, 2018. That day they faced Barça and Sevilla. The Catalans took the title after thrashing 0-5 to the Andalusians. The Madrid City Council wants the final of the Copa del Rey to be held in the Wanda Metropolitano and has already begun to negotiate. The mayor, José Luis Martínez-Almeida, has presented the proposal to the Royal Spanish Football Federation after consulting Atlético de Madrid and communicating its intention. The club saw the initiative with good eyes and everything indicates that the red and white stadium will be the scene of the next final, but There are no closed agreements yet.last_img read more