FRISCO, Texas – The Southland ESPN3 Game of the Week features a doubleheader between the New Orleans and Nichollls basketball teams. Coverage begins with the Privateers-Colonels women’s matchup at 4 o’clock, followed by the men’s battle at 6:30. New Orleans at Nicholls / Saturday / ESPN3Women’s Basketball: 4 pm CTMen’s Basketball: 6:30 pm CTLive Stream:Women – http://sland.social/UNONICHWMen – http://sland.social/UNONICHMWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playJordy Hultberg, analyst NOTE: For links to additional streams, including school productions, visit the Southland scoreboard page.
FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas sophomore Alex Hanson and Southeastern Louisiana junior Brian Donna are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. This marks Southeastern’s fourth consecutive men’s outdoor field honor. Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Alex Hanson, Central Arkansas – So. – Thatcham, EnglandHanson put together an impressive well-rounded outing at the Little Rock Open, taking first in the 5,000m and second in the 400m. He posted a first-place time of 16:43.22 in the 5K and clocked 51.04 in the 400m for second place. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Brian Donna, Southeastern Louisiana – Jr. – Nyack, N.Y.Donna became just the third Lion in program history to score 7,000 points in a decathlon, taking second with 7,030 points at the SFA Carl Kight Invitational. He broke his previous best by 937 points while setting personal bests in the javelin (193-05.5), pole vault (14-03.25), discus (125-01) and 100m (11.12 seconds). He took first in both the javelin and 110m hurdles. The 7,030-point tally ranks first in the Southland by 277 points and is 19th nationally this season. Honorable Mention: Tyler Smith, McNeese; Terrion Spivey, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Tre-Darius Carr, Northwestern State. 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. The Bears next host the UCA Open on Friday and Saturday while the Lions host the Southeastern Strawberry Relays on Saturday. Honorable Mention: Bjoern Adden, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian.
FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Kevin Kipkosgei and Carnley Graham are the Southland Conference cross country athletes of the week, the league announced Tuesday.Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.The Wildcats are idle this week, returning to action Sept. 14 at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Carnley Graham, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Prosper, TexasThe junior from Prosper, Texas, dominated the 41-competitor field at ACU’s home meet, finishing her 6K race in 22:29:2 — 80.2 seconds faster than Arianna Lopez of Texas Tech. The victory was the first of Graham’s cross country career to go with three track and field race wins.Honorable Mention: Alex Eykelbosch, McNeese; Arina Kleshcukova, New Orleans, Andrea Abeyta, UIW. Honorable Mention: Markus Schweikert, Central Arkansas; Grant O’Callaghan, Southeastern Louisiana; Garrett Cortez, UIW. Men’s Athlete of the Week: Kevin Kipkosgei, Abilene Christian – Fr. – Eldoret, KenyaKipkosgei won his collegiate debut against runners from Texas Tech, Angelo State, UT Permian Basin and Ranger College, clocking an 8K time of 26:26:33 at ACU’s Naimadu Classic. The freshman from Eldoret, Kenya, finished 9.2 seconds ahead of the runner-up, Stephen Alvarez of Texas Tech.
HARRY KANE accepts he must now become Captain Marvel for both England Spurs.Against Bulgaria at the Vasil Levski National Stadium tonight, there will potentially be a massive amount of pressure on Kane on and off the pitch.1 Harry Kane must now step up as captain of club and countryFirstly, Kane must help ensure his team overcomes the carcrash of Friday’s 2-1 loss to the Czech Republic in their sixth Group A game.The Three Lions skipper has spoken to the team following the abysmal performance in Prague. While Kane will be hoping the midfield give him far more ammunition than three nights ago.Yet at a venue which will be partially closed as punishment for racist home fans, Kane could also be forced to take a lead role in a situation which could see the players forced off the pitch.And if that is not enough, after England return home, Kane must focus on the implosion at Spurs while he will now take the armband after the injury to Hugo Lloris.Kane scored his 27th international goal from the penalty spot on Friday and it was his 20th as England captain – the same number as former skipper Alan Shearer and Bryan Robson.Another goal tonight will see Kane go past Shearer and Robson — although Vivian Woodward’s 23 goals as skipper up to 1911 is the national record.Passing that mark would be a small piece of history but Kane has his eyes on far bigger stuff at Euro2020.Accepting the pressure is definitely on, he said: “I kind of just take that responsibility. I have been doing it for a while now. It doesn’t help when you don’t win like the game on Friday night because it feels like you carry those losses with you and as players you want to win every game.“From my point of view, I’m with the captain role at England and take that responsibility on, obviously I will be captain at Spurs for however long Hugo is out.“But I have said before that my game doesn’t change, my personality doesn’t change. I am still the same person, I still try and lead by example on and off the pitch and I will continue to do that.“I have been in high pressure situations before in my career, whether that is going through goal droughts, playing in high-pressure games or not playing well as a team.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“It is something I will take in my stride and improve on.“It is a long, old season for club and country ahead – a lot of games to be played so there are going to be tough periods. We are also in one now as a club. Hopefully we can win Monday night for England and that will put Friday night less impactful and then I will go back to Spurs and take that in my stride and see how that progresses.”While the defence was a shambles, it was also a tough night in Prague for Declan Rice, Mason Mount and Jadon Sancho.Confirming he spoke to them before the squad ended their three-night stay in the Czech Republic yesterday afternoon, Kane said: “The best way to do it with the young lads in the team is not to talk about individual performances but the group and players know when they have played well and when they haven’t.“For me, it has just been about keeping everyone’s energy high and not letting anybody get down on themselves and thinking it is the end of the world.“It was important to stay calm, the day after we all obviously knew it was a disappointing night, a night where we could definitely have been better than that.“But when you have got a game two days later you can’t dwell on that and bring negative energy in to the camp.”As for continuing his goals record while skipper, Kane added: “As one of the leaders in the team and as a striker, I want to score goals and help the team in that way. It has worked out pretty well since I have been captain. But it is not just me who has to lead, there are other players in the team that definitely do that.”You can only hope that we are talking about England moving a step closer to Euro2020 rather than more embarrassing behaviour from racist football supporters.Kane spoke at the team meeting a week ago when the players were told about the three-step protocol which could lead to the game being abandoned if there is sustained racism.He added: “I’d rather keep the meeting private. It was a conversation about the stuff that might happen here. It might not, as I said in there.MOST READ IN FOOTBALLSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spot“Hopefully it doesn’t and we get on with the game and we win it and everybody is happy.“There is a protocol that Uefa have put in place which as a captain I have a little bit of a responsibility in.“Nobody is expecting it to happen, we are focusing on the game. But we will cross that bridge if we come to it.”Harry Kane reacts to England’s 2-1 loss to Czech Republic in Euro 2020 qualifier
MANCHESTER UNITED and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes admits he has dreams to fulfil in football which could be away from Sporting Lisbon.Portugal star Fernandes has been tracked by both Premier League clubs after emerging as one of the best attacking midfielders in Europe last season.2 Man Utd and Tottenham target Bruno Fernandes has spoken of his interest in leaving Sporting LisbonCredit: Getty – ContributorUnited had been heavily linked with a bid to sign the 25-year-old last summer and were quoted a price in excess of £60million.But that was at a time when the club were unsure whether Paul Pogba would be happy to remain at Old Trafford this season and ultimately no bid was made.Tottenham also made their interest known, and that has continued throughout the season as Christian Eriksen approaches becoming a free agent.And Fernandes says he is aware of the talk surrounding his future with Sporting – and says he is still confident of achieving what he wants to in the game.He said: “I’m not worried, since 2016 I’m at Sporting and they say I’m leaving, so far I’m fine.”I have dreams to come true, but I’m not worried, I have no reason to force out, I’m fine, in a club I like.”On the day I have to leave, if I have to, I hope to leave a good memory.”Spurs know they need to find a replacement for playmaker Eriksen as he runs down his contract in North London.That could even tempt them to try to launch a bid in January if they believe Fernandes is the right man – in order to ensure they get their man ahead of a host of other interested clubs.2Latest Man Utd newsLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordMAN DOWNUtd and City face TWO-WEEK summer if they reach Euro finals before new Prem seasonDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordODS ON?Ighalo to leave Man Utd TOMORROW unless dramatic extension can be reachedPEA SHOOTERHernandez: Man Utd ‘still haunted’ by ‘mistake’ of Moyes replacing FergusonDEVIL’S ADVOCATEEx-Man Utd star Chadwick dreaded being picked for Keane’s team in trainingUnited’s performances this season suggest they still need to bring in a player with the quality to unlock defences and also score goals.Those are the exact strengths Fernandes has, and the Old Trafford club would be confident of beating Spurs off it it came down just to financial power.The big problem for both, however, is if neither turn around their form enough over the remainder of the season to secure Champions League football for next year.
TOTTENHAM twice threw away a lead to lose 3-2 at home to Wolves as their makeshift side made it two Premier League defeats on the spin.Steven Bergwijn capitalised on the home side’s early pressure when he stabbed home a rebound on 13 minutes but Matt Doherty swept a similar one in against the run of play just 14 minutes later.13 It was an afternoon to forget for most of Tottenham’s players but Giovani Lo Celso can leave with his head held highCredit: Reuters13 Lo Celso tried to make things happen as Spurs lack of strikers came back to haunt them againCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 Japhet Tanganga will not want to watch the highlights of this one in a hurryCredit: Getty Images – GettySerge Aurier’s left-foot beauty just before half-time saw Spurs lead 2-1 at the break but it all fell apart for the North Londoners in the second-half.Diogo Jota toe-poked one home from close range before Raul Jimenez turned Japhet Tanganga inside out before curling home the winner with 17 minutes left.Spurs drop below Wolves to seventh after the defeat and here’s what SunSport’s William Pugh thought of Tottenham’s individual performances.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 5Couldn’t do much with any of Wolves’ goals.Some handbags with Jimenez in the second-half but did nothing to suggest he will keep Hugo Lloris out the team when he returns from injury.SERGE AURIER (subbed off, 82 mins) – 6Lively first period and got involved with Spurs’ attacks but allowed Ruben Vinagre to cross for Wolves’ first-half equaliser.Scored a sumptuous left-footed peach just before half-time to send his team in at half-time with the lead.13 Spurs went in at half-time with a 2-1 lead thanks to Steven Bergwijn and Serge AurierCredit: PA:Press Association13 Bergwijn wheeled out his signature celebration after giving Spurs an early leadCredit: AFP or licensors13 Moura and Aurier wheeled out a funky celebration of their ownCredit: Getty Images – GettyDAVINSON SANCHEZ – 4One to forget.Was a spectator for all three of Wolves’ goals and Jose Mourinho would have expected more as the most senior of the three centre-backs on the pitch.ERIC DIER – 5Looked a little out his depth as a makeshift centre-back.Should have cleared Vinagre’s cross which led to Doherty’s goal and always seemed a half-yard off the pace.JAPHET TANGANGA (subbed off 75 mins) – 4Tough afternoon.Ball deflected off him and into Doherty’s path for Wolves’ goal to make it 1-1.Could have cleared if he had sorted his positioning and feet out earlier.Sat down by Jimenez for Wolves’ third and made some rash positional decisions when trying to deal with Adama Traore.13 Bergwijn pounced on a rebound after Alli’s shot was savedCredit: Getty Images – Getty13 The Dutchman gave the hosts hope early onCredit: AFP or licensorsBEN DAVIES (subbed off, 90+1) – 5Mucked in going forward but Wolves had a lot of success down both wings – particularly Traore against the Welshman.Got a whack in the nose in the first-half which looked serious but he was able to carry on.Booked for a strong tackle on Doherty as Spurs chased the game late on.HARRY WINKS – 5Uninspiring performance from the stand-in captain.Transitioned the ball well but was a victim of Spurs’ light-weight midfield.Booked for bemoaning Davies’ booking near the end.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 7Got about Wolves early on as Spurs started in electric fashion.Quietly involved in everything meaningful the North Londoners did going forward.Kept the ball moving throughout and his performances will bear far more fruit once Tottenham’s natural goalscorers are back.Boooked for a cynical foul on Traore as the muscle man tried to break on the hour mark.13 Aurier scored a peach just before half-timeCredit: Getty Images – GettyLUCAS MOURA – 5Very very quiet afternoon.Needs to be doing more in the absence of Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min.DELE ALLI – 6Integral to everything Spurs did going forward in the first-half.It was his shot that led to Bergwijn’s opener but he missed a sitter of a header to make it 3-1 to Spurs just before Jota pulled it back to 2-2.Will be remembered for the miss rather than some of the more promising things he did as stand in striker.STEVEN BERGWIJN – 7Reacted quickest to stab in the rebound from Alli’s shot to open the scoring.Busy for the remainder but another victim of Spurs’ striker crisis.Will be more productive when he has an out and out centre-forward back to feed and to feed off.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 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 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderSUBSTANGUY NDOMBELE (replaced Tanganga) – 5Helped Spurs chase for the late equaliser but couldn’t make pressure pay.GEDSON FERNANDES (replaced Aurier) – 5Nothing of note when he came on.TROY PARROTT (replaced Davies) – 5No time to make an impact.13 Matt Doherty made it 1-1 against the run of play after 27 minutesCredit: PA:Press Association13 The right-back was Wolves’ man-of-the-matchCredit: PA:Press Association13 Raul Jimenez scored the winner on 73 minutesCredit: Rex Features13 The Portuguese got revenge after Jan Vertonghen scored a late winner for Tottenham at Molineux during December’s return fixtureCredit: PA:Press AssociationMan Utd striker Marcus Rashford set to hand England huge Euro 2020 boost by returning in time for tournament
Photo: PhotoSport Waisake Naholo makes a break for the All Blacks. Speedsters Rieko Ioane and Waisake Naholo are out, and Israel Dagg has been shifted from fullback to the right wing.They’ll meet an unchanged Lions starting line-up and bench – with captain Sam Warburton again leading the 23 who won the second test – as coach Warren Gatland sticks to his winning formula. It’s the first time since 1992 that the Lions have kept the same starting 23 for consecutive tests.Jordie Barrett is thrown into a pressure-cooker role at fullback in what will be the 20-year old’s first Test start.Julian Savea, a more seasoned introduction on the left wing, has played no part in the series to date, after being usurped by the talented Ioane.Ngani Laumape, starts at second five-eighth joining Barrett in playing just his second Test and making his maiden start.Laumape had 55 minutes off the bench in last week’s 24-21 Second-Test loss in Wellington, introduced after Sonny Bill Williams was shown a red card which resulted in a subsequent four-week suspension.There is no change to the starting pack or halves, while a lone new face on the bench is centre Malakai Fekitoa, cakked into the squad following injury to Ryan Crotty.All three new starting faces are Hurricanes backs, and will operate outside that team’s playmaker, first five-eighth Beauden Barrett.Brothers Jordie, Beauden and lock reserve Scott Barrett match their New Zealand record- breaking scenario against Samoa last month, when all three were named in the 23.Ioane’s dropping is the biggest surprise, with the 20-year-old having utilised his speed to score twice in the 30-15 first Test win at Eden Park.Savea, the scorer of 46 tries in 53 Tests, may need to provide support to Jordie Barrett, who can expect to be the target of the Lions’ array of tactical kickers.Elsewhere, captain Kieran Read will play his 100th Test in what is his 25th cap as skipper. He will be the seventh All Black to reach a century milestone.Aaron Cruden and Charlie Faumuina will bring up 50 caps if used off the reserves bench. It could also be the last Test for the pair, who have signed French club contracts beginning later this year.Coach Steve Hansen says the Test shapes as a “cracker”.”It’s winner takes all and that’ll create its own unique pressures. It’s going to be interesting to see how both sides cope with it,” he said.The team:All Blacks: Jordie Barrett, Israel Dagg, Anton Lienert-Brown, Ngani Laumape, Julian Savea, Beauden Barrett, Aaron Smith, Kieran Read (capt), Sam Cane, Jerome Kaino, Sam Whitelock, Brodie Retallick, Owen Franks, Codie Taylor, Joe Moody.Reserves: Nathan Harris, Wyatt Crockett, Charlie Faumuina, Scott Barrett, Ardie Savea, TJ Perenara, Aaron Cruden, Malakai Fekitoa.
As has been customary for much of 2017, multiple errors and repeated knock-ons on Friday ultimately proved the Warriors’ undoing.Despite another decent showing up front, where the Warriors outran the Sharks with the ball, the defending premiers ran in four tries to two to cement their place in the top four with five regular-season games remaining.The Warriors are on the precipice and will have to win their last five, which include tough matches against Canberra and Manly to have any chance of a top-eight finish.Coach Stephen Kearney watched on as the Warriors again squandered chances and gifted the Sharks easy tries.Kearney backed his process-driven approach, post-game, saying finals qualification was secondary to week-by-week improvement.Yet his frustration with the side’s simple errors was clear.”The light’s getting dimmer and dimmer, there’s no doubt about that. But it’s never been about that,” Kearney said.”It’s been about improving from week to week, and the point I made to the group in the sheds afterwards is that’s the most important part.”We’ve got five games left. That’s my focus for the players, my tip for them – to attach themselves to that process.”In a mostly tight first half, Ken Maumalo failed to judge a Sharks grubber kick and gave Kurt Capewell the easiest of tries after four minutes, before Mason Lino’s 32nd-minute knock-on allowed Fa’amanu Brown to score.The Sharks’ first two tries – both against the run of play – sandwiched a juggling Solomone Kata intercept try in the 29th minute.There was a brief Warriors rally in the second half, with Lino putting Bodene Thompson over to get his side back to within two points.Former Warrior Sosaia Feki went over on the left edge in the 62nd minute, restoring the Sharks’ eight-point buffer, before Jayson Bukuya capitalised on a Matt Prior line break to score the Sharks’ fourth and wrap up the result.Both teams will also have injury concerns, with Thompson suffering a shoulder injury and Brown taken off on a medicab after being knocked unconscious by a Sam Lisone high knee.Lisone was placed on report.Photo: PhotoSport Solomone Kata in action for the Warriors.
LCA president Rajitha Ratwatte said the competition will begin with four teams taking part this year- Taraka Nightriders, Malahang Heroes, Kings of Salamua and the Markham Warriors.“LCA has been running the competition for probably well over 10 years now. Thus we had the privilege to have 2 players (Damien Ravu and Billy Maha) in the PNG A cricket team that played in the Pacific Games,” said Ratwatte.He said that the competition will be held at the main showground and Unitech oval for the duration of the season.“We are looking for crowd support to attract sponsors as we have a lot of work to do to develop the venues.“Our showground venue is really fantastic and in fact the National Regional Championship was held there this year as your grounds in POM were under construction for the Pacific Games,” said Ratwatte.
In the Intrust Super Cup round 23 clash, Hunters opened the scoreboard with an unconverted try from Adex Wera in the 8 minutes to lead 4-0.Twelve minutes later, the Blackhawks regrouped in a fast pace to capitalise into the Hunters zone with their first from Laybutt to level with Hunters, 4-4.With only 5 minutes on the clock, Laybutt slid through the Hunters defense for his second to extend the lead to 6-4 at half-time.