FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Gracie Hyde and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Sashane Hanson are the Southland Conference Women’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Hyde competed over the weekend for Central Arkansas at the Texas Relays in Austin, Texas, running in the 3,000-meter steeplechase event. The freshman nabbed the Southland’s best time in the event running a 10:51.76 clip.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Hanson competed in the high jump event for the Islanders also at the Texas Relays. The senior tied a NCAA best with a 6-0.75 leap for first-place honors.Women’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Gracie Hyde, Central Arkansas – Fr. – Benton, Ark.Hyde ran the fastest steeplechase time in the Southland Conference this season at the prestigious Texas Relays. Her marked pushed her to a 10th place overall finish with a 10:51.76 performance.Honorable Mention: Grace McKenzie, McNeese; LaSean Davis, Caitlin Lennon, Allison Compass and Madison Compass, Stephen F. Austin; Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian.Women’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Sashane Hanson, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Montego Bay, Jamaica Hanson’s spectacular season continued at the ultra-competitive Texas Relays, as the senior posted a first-place finish in the high jump event. Hanson set a school record with a leap of 1.85m (6-0.75). Currently, that mark sits in a tie for a NCAA high this year in outdoor competition and best in the Southland Conference by .12m.Honorable Mention: Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State; Sarea Alexander, Incarnate Word; Madison Pecot, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.
LONGSHOT TAP BACK DOMINANT IN TAKING $200,000 GOLDEN STATE JUVENILE BY SIX LENGTHS UNDER ESPINOZA; TRAINED BY BONDE, COLT BY EINSTEIN GETS SEVEN FURLONGS IN 1:24.98SPONSORED BY THE CTBA, RACE IS PART OF GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CAL-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019)–In a direct affront to his 14-1 odds, Richard Barton’s homebred Tap Back was in command throughout today’s $200,000 Golden State Juvenile at Santa Anita, powering to a six length win under Victor Espinoza. Trained by Jeff Bonde, Tap Back got seven furlongs in 1:24.98.Sponsored by the CTBA, the Golden State Juvenile is part of the lucrative Golden State Series, available to eligible California-bred or sired horses.Breaking from post position three, Tap Back, a 2-year-old colt by Einstein, out of the Tapit mare Tap Tap Ur It, went to the front out of the gate, opened up on eventual runner-up Cali Dude by 2 ½ lengths at the quarter pole and was in a race of his own late.A first-out Cal-bred maiden winner going 5 ½ furlongs three starts back at Del Mar on Aug. 16, Tap Back was most recently a well beaten fourth in the restricted Capote Stakes at Los Alamitos Sept. 21 and paid $30.00, $13.80 and $9.40 among a field of 11 today.Bred by Adena Springs and Richard Barton Enterprises, Tap Back now has two wins from four starts and with the winner’s share of $110,000, he now has earnings of $160,475.Off as the 3-1 favorite, Cali Dude kept to his task through the drive and was second by a half length over longshot Papster. Off at 3-1 with Ruben Fuentes, Cali Dude paid $5.20 and $4.20.Off at 44-1 with Tyler Baze, Papster paid $13.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.13, 44.98 and 1:10.75.
SPURS failed in their bid to sign Bruno Fernandes because the contract they offered included Champions League and Premier League win clauses – even though they have never won either.That is according to a report carried in Portuguese paper O Jogo, where they quote an interview with Sporting president Frederico Varandas.2 Spurs bid £40m for Sporting midfielder Bruno Fernandes but the offer was turned downCredit: AFP or licensorsMan Utd, Real Madrid, Liverpool and Tottenham were all in the market for the 24-year-old midfielder who single-handedly saved his club.But now it has been revealed that the only “serious” bid came from Spurs – and it was turned down the very next day.However, the £40m offer included an £18m clause that was for “goals that were to win the Premier League and Champions League”.Varandas said: “We had bids, lots of them, but the only serious bid was £40m from Tottenham, plus £18m for goals that were to win the Premier League and Champions.”After I turned down Tottenham’s bid the next day, I came to the academy to explain why I turned down the bid and to tell Fernandes that he had to stay here until the end of the market if no other bid came along.”This implies that he gave up on his dreams.”But I want players with ambition to go to the Premier League, who want to win the Champions League and want to go to Real Madrid.”I want that, but Bruno also realised that the value they [Spurs] gave to Sporting was not a fair value.”And no matter how good a relationship I have with another player or coach, I will never put that relationship ahead of Sporting’s interests.”Fernandes remains one of Europe’s most sought-after players and is rated at more like £70m.He bagged 32 goals for Sporting last season and grabbed 18 assists in his 53 matches.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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAnd his exploits even secure him a place in the record books.Chelsea legend Frank Lampard found the net 27 times for the Blues back in 2010 – the biggest tally from a midfielder in Europe.But that figure was smashed by Fernandes – hiking up his transfer fee in the process.2
SPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away like a little kid.Poch is under fire after Tuesday’s 7-2 thrashing at home to Bayern Munich.1 Mauricio Pochettino insists he will not leave Spurs in the lurchCredit: AFPBut he claims when he told his players to “man- up” afterwards he was referring to himself.He said: “I am responsible for the situation of the team. I cannot escape or run away like a kid.“You need to behave like a man, face the problems and stick to your ideas. Be the leader the team need.”Pochettino continues to be linked with other clubs, despite signing a new five-year deal only 17 months ago and leading Tottenham to last season’s Champions League final.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHe said before their 2-0 defeat to Liverpool in Madrid he would consider leaving Spurs if they won.Their poor start and the battering by Bayern left some fans insisting he had taken the club as far as he could and many others fearing he would jump ship.But Poch, who has agreed in principle to let TV cameras into the dressing room for a fly-on-the-wall documentary by Amazon, said yesterday: “This is a moment to stay all together.“I accept the opinions when you don’t win. In the end, all that happened is that we lost a game.”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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA 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 clubMeanwhile, Pochettino has backed Dele Alli to win back his England place.The axing led to claims midfielder Dele, 23, has gone off the boil because of his off-field lifestyle.But Poch said: “Dele is focused on trying to recover his best. He will achieve it and I have no doubt he will recover his England place.”This Saturday’s Premier league sees Brighton take on Tottenham and West Ham v Crystal Palace
MANCHESTER CITY and Tottenham are both interested in Rangers midfield sensation Ianis Hagi, the player’s agent claimed.The 21-year-old – son of Romanian legend Gheorghe Hagi- made the switch to Ibrox from parent-club Genk in January on a six-month loan.4 Manchester City and Tottenham are on course to rival Rangers for the signature of Ianis Hagi this summerCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd he started his spell in Scotland in fine form with three goals and two assists in his 12 appearances.Rangers do have the option to make the deal permanent in the summer for £4.5million.But now his agent suggests they look set to face competition from the pair of Premier League heavyweights – but knows who he thinks are favourites to land his man in the summer.Giovani Becali said: “I have been asked personally by Jose Mourinho and [City director of football] Txiki Begiristain about Ianis Hagi.”They wanted to know about him and how he was getting on.”There’s a lot of top people in European football who know all about Ianis and what he can do.”I happen to think Ianis is on a good plan at Rangers.”I think Rangers will sign him because he is a player who has that little extra piece of creativity and skill.4 Ianis Hagi was key to a stunning Rangers comeback against BragaCredit: Reuters4″He has many other qualities and is actually more graceful than his father ever was.”He runs like a gazelle compared to him! I think he is improving all the time at Rangers.”He will continue to get better if he signs for them I think.”City already have the likes of Kevin De Bruyne and Phil Foden while Spurs have Dele Alli, Gedson Fernandes and Giovani Lo Celso who can all play in the No10 role.But the chance to pick up the Genk youngster would certainly appeal to both Pep Guardiola and Mourinho.The Rangers playmaker, who can also play out wide, is the son of former Real Madrid and Barcelona hero Gheorghe.Hagi Snr spent two years at the Bernabeu from 1990 to 1992 and then the 1994/95 and 1995/96 seasons at rivals Barca, winning the Supercopa de Espana at both clubs.Latest transfer newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaHis son came through at his very own esteemed football academy based in Romania before being picked up by Viitorul Constanta.After breaking into the first team, he left in 2016 for Serie A side Fiorentina but it did not quite work out as planned, making just two league appearances, and he returned to his former side after one season.Hagi signed for Genk last summer before but is already showing the talent to progress beyond the Belgian top flight.4 Hagi’s dad Gheorghe played for both Real Madrid and Barcelona in the 1990s and scored 35 goals in 124 international capsCredit: AFP – GettyPeter Lovenkrands relives his Rangers Scottish Cup Final winning moment versus Celtic as he broadcasts live on Instagram
The 59-year-old New Zealander has been head coach of the Wellington franchise since 2014 and led them to the Super Rugby title in 2016.He previously took charge of Wellington and New Zealand under-20s.Boyd will take over from interim boss Alan Gaffney, who has been in charge of Saints since Jim Mallinder was sacked in December after 10 years at the helm.”Northampton Saints is a club I have admired all of my coaching career,” Boyd told the club website.”I visited Franklin’s Gardens for a week in 2004 when Wayne Smith was head coach, and remember the passion of the Saints supporters and the strong culture at the club.”The club’s ambitions match my own – I am confident I can help the Saints become one of the biggest and best teams in Europe.”Boyd will remain with Hurricanes until the end of the Super Rugby season before joining in time for the start of the 2018-19 Premiership campaign.Saints, 10th in the table, will be the first team outside New Zealand in which Boyd has been in charge of on-field affairs.He worked with Tonga during the 2011 World Cup, when they defeated France, while he has coached World Cup winners such as Ma’a Nonu, Beauden Barrett and Julian Savea during his time at Hurricanes.Saints chairman John White added: “Chris has an impressive record as a coach and getting him over to Northampton is a massive statement for the club, and confirmation of our determination to compete at the highest level.”
Hundreds have already flocked in to watch this game with many more at the gates waiting to get in. Following this game will be entertainment from artists including Nates Nakikus. The grand final will kick off at 3pm between Simbu Lions and Agmark Gurias.
In this way, he is the eighth sports director since the arrival of Concepción to the presidency of the club, in 2006. He was preceded by Alfonso Serrano, Santiago Llorente, Juanjo Lorenzo, Pedro Cordero (brother of the newcomer), Quique Medina, again Serrano and Víctor Brown. His name was loud on previous occasions, but due to different circumstances his arrival could not be specified.Juan Carlos Cordero will attend Sunday’s meeting against Rayo Vallecano in the Heliodoro box, although it will not be the first time he sees Tenerife since he has been present at some other match played on the peninsula.As soon as you are presented, you will have a lot of work ahead of you as you will have to start solving some issues of some urgency, such as the renovations of the four captains (Suso, Aitor Sanz, Carlos Ruiz and Dani Hernández), Alberto or Luis Pérez (although these two seem to have their future away from the Island) and start profiling the template for the next campaign. It is already official. Juan Carlos Cordero (Cartagena, 1974) is the new sports director of Tenerife instead of Víctor Moreno. After meeting with Miguel Concepción on Thursday, on the morning of this Friday his arrival was announced until June 2023. Next Monday will be officially presented.Its incorporation into the blue and white project occurs immediately, and during the next three and a half seasons (until June 30, 2023). He will also join the football area of Tenerife Santos Olmo Sánchez, who will develop his professional work with Toño Hernández and Ricardo León.
Liverpool-Atlético will play tomorrow at Anfield with total normality in the stands. This was reported by the rojiblanco team after the meeting held in the stadium of reds during the afternoon today. “A few minutes ago, UEFA and the local authorities have confirmed at the security meeting held in Anfield that the round of 16 round of the Champions League that faces Liverpool will be played normally and open to both hobbies “.Of course, Atlético reviewed in its text the recommendations offered by the government of Spain for its fans. “In line with the measures approved today by the Government regarding the coronavirus, and specifically in relation to the request to avoid travel and the appeal to individual responsibility made by the health authorities, the Higher Sports Council reminds fans of the clubs the decision taken by the Government, namely: The movement that does not respond to inaccessible reasons of Madrid outside its community is not recommended and this affects the departure to another country. This measure is consistent with those taken in relation to flights from Italy. Failure to comply with this request will be considered a decision. regardless of the applicable scientific evidence for situations like the one Madrid suffers from ‘Reinforced containment measures’. Failure to comply with this recommendation would be considered an irresponsible decision. ” So, from the rojiblanco club “will refund the amount of tickets purchased through our club for this meeting those partners who, following government recommendations, finally decide not to travel to Liverpool“. Entry to Liverpool without problemsLiverpool begins to welcome many of the Atlético fans who will be at Anfield in the match. Many fans are already on the streets of the English city, who have had no problem entering the country or any type of restriction. At the airport there are indications of how to behave before the coronavirus and the hygiene measures to be used. Atlético fans will have alcohol-gel dispensers in the services in the area they will occupy in the stadium. From Liverpool they have insisted that they be used and Avoid hugs and effusive signs of affection. In Liverpool, no kisses or shaking hands. Such kind of greetings are not recommended and people do follow the instructions in this regard.
Both the RFEF and LaLiga want to show their greatest public gratitude to all those who are dedicating their best efforts to provide essential services to Spaniards And we also want to show our most sincere remembrance for all the deceased and a warm hug from the world of soccer for all the families who are losing loved ones. “The RFEF extends the measure to non-professional categoriesThe Delegate Commission of the RFEF Assembly has approved this Monday, March 23, the suspension of all non-professional and state football competitions, both in the main modality and in the specialties of futsal and beach soccer, until the competent authorities of the Government of Spain and the General Administration of the State consider that they can be resumed when this does not pose any risk to the health of footballers, coaching staff and club employees and for the attending public.At the same time, it has been agreed to request the Territorial Federations to adopt the same measure for regional competitions. LaLiga and the Federation have just made the suspension of the competition official until the Government and Health decide, as reported by AS four days ago. Until now, only two days had been postponed, so it has been decided to extend the term once Pedro Sánchez has confirmed that the National Alarm State will be extended this week until April 11. The most optimistic date for the competition to return is April 23. In fact, it appears in the calendars proposed to UEFA. However, it is already working with the date of May 10 as the only real one.The joint statement from RFEF and LaLiga is this:“The Monitoring Committee provided for in the current RFEF-LaLiga Coordination Agreement AGREES the suspension of professional football competitions until the competent authorities of the Government of Spain and the General State Administration consider that they can be resumed and this does not pose any risk to health.