Lady Demons’ Polina Mutel Voted Women’s Tennis Player of the Year

first_imgLeading McNeese to its first Southland title in program history, Helena Besovic was voted the Coach of the Year. The Cowgirls ended the season on an eight-match win streak in conference play, finishing the year 10-1 in Southland action. Her team earned the No. 1 seed in tournament, holding the tiebreaker over co-champion Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. Second-Team SinglesNo. 1 Lucile Pothier, Abilene Christian; Fabienne Gettwart, Sam Houston StateNo. 2 Jelena Dzinic, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 3 Nini Memishishi, Abilene ChristianNo. 4 Louise Trigona, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 5 Judit Castillo, Northwestern StateNo. 6 Nida Kamal, Stephen F. AustinHonorable Mention SinglesNo. 2 Polina Ivanova, Northwestern StateNo. 3 Hee-Jin Oh, Central ArkansasNo. 4 Marija Mastilovic, McNeeseNo. 5 Luisine Chobanyan, Sam Houston State First-Team SinglesNo. 1 Polina Mutel, Northwestern StateNo. 2 Sarah Jurakova, McNeeseNo. 3 Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 4 Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern StateNo. 5 Marina Vicens Miquel, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNo. 6 Phonexay Chitdara, McNeese Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Luna Dormet was a dominant force all season at the No. 3 singles line to be named Freshman of the Year. In her first season with the Islanders, Dormet went 10-1 to earn a place on the All-Conference First Team. This is Corpus Christi’s second consecutive freshman accolade after Louise Trigona won the award in 2017. First-Team DoublesNo. 1 P. Mutel/P. Ivanova, Northwestern StateNo. 2 C. Xiang/A. Shimoguchi, Central Arkansas; D. Dahlmans/X. Yanez, Southeastern LouisianaNo. 3 Q. Ma/R. Manataweewat, Central Arkansas Eight Southland teams are represented on the all-conference teams. The Lady Demons also claimed an individual superlative in Ela Iwaniuk, who garnered the award for Newcomer of the Year. Iwaniuk recorded a 9-2 Southland season at the No. 4 singles flight and earned a spot on the first team. Second-Team DoublesNo. 1 H. Brett/S. Jurakova, McNeeseNo. 3 P. Chitdara/C. Erlandsson, McNeeseHonorable Mention DoublesNo. 1 T. Dao/A. Luethi, New OrleansNo. 2 F. Gettwart/K. Yen Whee, Sam Houston StateNo. 3 J. Dzinic/M. Maldonado, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi First serve of the 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament is set for 10 a.m. CT Friday at the Beaumont Municipal Tennis Center in Beaumont, Texas. The championship match has a 2 p.m. start for Sunday. Abilene Christian’s Lucile Pother is a second-team singles member at the top slot with teammate Nini Memishishi voted at the No. 3 line. Central Arkansas had two doubles teams voted to the first team; the pair of Chunan Xiang and Amiru Shimoguchi at the No. 2 flight and Qi Li Ma and Rada Manataweewat at the No. 3 slot. Sam Houston State’s Fabienne Gettwart is a second-team selection at the top flight in singles action. Stephen F. Austin’s Nida Kamal is the second team No. 6 flight pick. Southeastern Louisiana’s Dalina Dahlmans and Ximena Yanez were voted to first-team doubles. Northwestern State, McNeese and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi split the first team singles selections evenly. Mutel and Iwaniuk claimed spots for the Lady Demons while Sarah Jurakova and Phonexay Chitdara earned two spots for the Cowgirls at the No. 2 and No. 6 lines, respectively. Dormet and teammate Marina Vicens Miquel each scored first team picks for the Islanders. Player of the Year: Polina Mutel, Northwestern StateFreshman of the Year: Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus ChristiNewcomer of the Year: Ela Iwaniuk, Northwestern StateCoach of the Year: Helena Besovic, McNeese FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Polina Mutel is the 2018 Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Year, the league announced Wednesday with its all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. 2018 All-Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Teams and Individual Awards Mutel was voted to the highest accolade following a season that saw her finish 10-1 in singles and a perfect record in doubles with teammate Polina Ivanova. The junior from Yaroslavl, Russia, helped the Lady Demons to an 8-3 record in conference play en route to clinching the No. 3 seed in the 2018 Southland Women’s Tennis Tournament. She is a first team selection for singles and doubles action. This is Northwestern State’s first Player of the Year honor since 1994 when Ljudmila Pavlov earned the award. The Lady Demons also won a second team singles selection in Judit Castillo at the No. 5 flight. The Cowgirls snagged two second team doubles spots in Jurakova and Hannah Brett at the top flight and Chitdara and Charoline Erlandsson at the bottom line. Jelena Dzinic and Trigona represent the Islanders on the singles’ second team.last_img read more

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Larkins, Fritsch Tabbed Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Micah Larkins and Sam Houston State’s Clayton Fritsch are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouthBank.com.Larkins exploded to a first-place individual finish for the Demons at the LSU Alumni Gold in Baton Rouge, La. over the weekend. The senior streaked to a 10.10 clip in the 100-meter dash while recording the NCAA’s fifth-best time of the season and the Southland’s fastest time this season.Fritsch vaulted his way to a third-place performance in the pole vault this past weekend. The sophomore competed at The Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif., for the Bearkats and cleared a mark of 18-3.25 feet for the Southland’s best pole vault mark this season. Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Micah Larkins, Northwestern State – Sr. – Princeton, La.The Princeton, La., native registered the NCAA’s fifth-fastest 100m-dash time this season with his first-place performance at the LSU Alumni Gold. Not only did he record 10.10 finish down the track, Larkins’ also topped six professional athletes.Honorable Mention: Drake Murphy, Stephen F. Austin; Averi Williams, Abilene Christian; Jordan Rowe, Lamar.Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Clayton Fritsch, Sam Houston State – So. – Sealy, TexasFritsch cleared the bar at 18-3.25 (5.57m) for the Bearkats at The Beach Invitational in Long Beach, Calif. The sophomore concluded the meet in third place behind only the last two NCAA champion outdoor pole vaulters. His vault leaves him ranked sixth in the nation within the event.Honorable Mention: Denim Rogers, Houston Baptist; Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian; Markeit Steverson, 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.last_img read more

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SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $605,038 INTO SUNDAY

first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $605,038 INTO SUNDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CARD AT 1 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (May 18, 2019)–For the 18th consecutive racing day, Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot went unsolved, resulting in Jackpot carryover of $605,038 into Sunday at The Great Race Place.Today’s Rainbow Six attracted $234,874 in “new” money, contributing to a total pool of $786,136. Although there was no single ticket winner, there were 79 tickets with six winners, each worth $1,583.80.Slotted as the eighth race, the Grade III, $100,000 Desert Stormer Stakes, for fillies and mares at six furlongs, will serve as Sunday’s headliner. The John Sadler-conditioned Selcourt has been installed as the 7-5 morning line favorite.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. Approximate post time for Sunday’s fourth race, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:31 p.m. PT.For additional information, please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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LONG FUSED ITSINTHEPOST RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 MARATHON STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE

first_imgLONG FUSED ITSINTHEPOST RALLIES TO TAKE GRADE II, $200,000 MARATHON STAKES BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY MULLINS, HE GETS 1 ¾ MILES IN 3:03.95 ARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 1, 2019)–Although all 10 of his career victories had come on turf, French-bred Itsinthepost proved equally adept on dirt as he rallied to take Santa Anita’s Grade II, $200,000 Marathon Stakes by three quarter of a length under Drayden Van Dyke. Trained by Jeff Mullins, the 7-year-old gelding got a mile and three quarters in 3:03.95.A close third after the first mile, Itsinthepost, who was most recently sixth in the Grade II Del Mar Handicap at 1 3/8 miles on turf Aug. 17, was on the move while three deep three furlongs from home and with 3-5 favorite Campaign out of contention, rolled to an authoritative win in what was his 41st start.“I didn’t want to get in his way too much, so I just let him go,” said Van Dyke.  “Jeff had him super ready.  We have been working him on the training track and getting ready for this race.  I looked back to see Campaign because he was my main concern.  I didn’t see him, I guess he was way back.”Off at 3-1 in a field of six 3-year-olds and up, Itsinthepost paid $8.80, $4.80 and $4.00.“It was the distance, it’s all the distance…We had him really fit today and Drayden gave him a good ride.”Owned by Red Baron’s Barn LLC, Itsinthepost, who was making only his third career start on the main track, banked $120,000 for the win, increasing his earnings to $1,384,253.Zestful, who showed the way to the quarter pole, finished second by three quarters of a length over American Tattoo.  Ridden by Joe Talamo, Zestful was off at 5-1 and paid $5.20 and $6.40.Ridden by Jose Ortiz, Argentine-bred American Tattoo was off at 6-1 and paid $5.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 25.07, 50.80, 1:17.03, 1:43.00 and 2:08.20.last_img read more

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Spurs appeal Son’s red card for challenge leading to horror Andre Gomes injury

first_imgEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort Son Proof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury TOTTENHAM have submitted their appeal against Son Heung-min’s red card given after his foul led to Andre Gomes’ horror injury.The London club are expected to know by the end of the week whether his three-match ban will be upheld.4 Son was sent off after a mistimed challenge led to Andre Gomes suffering a broken ankleCredit: GettyThe South Korean was sent off by referee Martin Atkinson after his challenge caused the Everton star to suffer a broken and dislocated right ankle.Atkinson had initially planned to show Son a yellow but the severity of the injury saw him change his decision to a straight red card.Spurs are appealing against the Korean’s dismissal, with a back-up option of arguing that the automatic three-match ban is an excessive penalty. A hearing will take place this week.Son, 27, was left inconsolable following the injury and was in floods of tears inside the Spurs dressing room.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino labelled Atkinson’s decision to show his star forward a red card as “unbelievable.”Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankle Prem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horror Everton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankle Son ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woe Tosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle And after the game the Argentine boss hinted that the club were ready to appeal Son’s red.He said: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son to create the problem that happened afterwards.”It is unbelievable to see a red card. In that situation we need to help because the decision of the referee was a yellow card but the VAR changed the decision.”It is the latest example of it being not clear. VAR needs to check if it was a bad tackle from Son and judge the action, not what happened after.”I don’t know what will happen now (in terms of an appeal). The club will see if it is possible but what we cannot change is what happened after (the incident).”4 Tottenham striker Son was left in tears after seeing the pain of a fellow professionalCredit: EPA4 The world of football was left stunned as Andre Gomes left the field on a stretcher in huge painCredit: ReutersIf the decision is upheld, Son will miss the Premier League fixtures at home to Sheffield United, away at West Ham and at home to Bournemouth.After the game, the Premier League released a statement explaining why the colour of the card had been upgraded.It read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”SunSport reported on Monday afternoon how Gomes had successfully undergone an operation on his fractured and dislocated ankle.It appeared that Gomes’ leg got caught in the turf as he landed awkwardly in the 78th minute.EVERTON EXPECT FULL RECOVERYSon’s tackle forced him to ground, with Serge Aurier then colliding with the former Barcelona ace just as he hit the deck.Seamus Coleman instantly called for medics to treat his team-mate, as Cenk Tosun cradled Gomes’ head as he laid screaming on the floor.A statement from his employers said: “Everton Football Club can confirm Andre Gomes underwent surgery to repair a fracture dislocation to his right ankle earlier today and the procedure went extremely well.”Andre will now spend some time recovering in hospital, before returning to USM Finch Farm to start his rehabilitation under the guidance of the club’s medical staff.”He is expected to make a full recovery.”On behalf of Andre, the club would like to thank all Everton supporters and members of the wider football family for the overwhelming messages of support we have received since yesterday’s match.”Latest News on Ande GomesVideoWILSON!Watch Gomes ‘lose his mind’ as Tom Hanks in Cast Away as he pays tribute to starVideoGUNNER HUGMan Utd boss Solskjaer embraces Gomes after heroic comeback from horror injuryALL GO NOWAndre Gomes’ injury hell and reveals it happened right in front of nieceWay to goGomes plays for Everton vs Arsenal… just FOUR months after horror leg breakPicturedGO-GETTERAndre Gomes trains at Finch Farm for first time since horror ankle breakSON THE MENDGomes to return to training just three months after ankle break against SpursHis Everton team-mates might not be able to visit him in hospital though due to the heavy painkillers he will need to take.In the aftermath of the unsavoury incident, Son was targeted with abuse by trolls on Instagram.One branded the distraught Tottenham midfielder a “butcher” and a “killer” while another warned him that karma would strike.4 Tottenham defender Serge Aurier was unable to continue and had to be subbed offCredit: Rex Featureslast_img read more

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POM men’s softball into knockout matches

first_imgThe semi-final will swing off with the favourites PNG Power taking on the Defence in the B division followed by the first game for the A division when Bear’s go up against Yokomo’s.Big games to expect from this Sunday with teams have their gloves tucked in and the batters are gripping in tight for the swinging battle on the diamonds.It will be an interesting weekend for the men’s softball as they draw to a closure of rounds and go into the finals.However, in the women’s divisions they still run behind with three rounds to go before the finalsPassing on the draws for this weekend Sunday April 3 all games to be on Diamond 1.DRAWS:9.00am                PNG Power         B Grade        V’s        Defence11.00am              Yokomo              B Grade        V’s        Brown Eagles01.00pm              Bears                   A Grade        V’s        Yokomo03.00pm             PNG Power         A Grade        V’s        Defencelast_img read more

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Athletic-Barcelona Piqué: “Throwing things in our face doesn’t help …”

first_imgHow is the dressing room after the removal?In the dressing room the union is maximum. It is a hard blow and happy about how we reacted to this blow. It is hard for elimination, but the sensations are positive.According to Messi for his response to Abidal?Everyone knows what he has done well and what he has not. Throwing things in our face does not help. You have to focus on the game and win. We must return to that path. We have plenty of capacity to win and that’s what we are in. We are with the staff and with colleagues. The union is maximum.There were bad rolls, why did you stop making pineapple?Pineapple was not made because we finished the warming in another way. Today we did it again. It is anecdotal, but I understand that you look for the news. Here we are calm and confident. There is talent to win both titles.How is it going?Adductors have been uploaded, it is not serious. I could not take a step. A shame.Is football cruel?We are strong mentally to overcome this.Busquets: “It’s a fateful ending, that’s footballFC Barcelona player Sergio Busquets described the outcome with the 1-0 in the discount against Athletic Club as “fateful”, which eliminated the Barca team from the Copa del Rey in a “good game” despite that “unfortunate play” . “For us it is a fateful end to everything that has happened. This is football. A center that rubs it and gets into the second suit. The good game we had done, being together, knowing how to suffer and managing the game, overcoming the pressure and with clear occasions, and you are eliminated “, indicated in statements to Four. Busquets, who touched the ball with Williams who came to the net in the 93rd minute, highlighted his team’s game.“They squeezed but we knew that if we got out of the pressure we would have spaces. In their field we had the possession and chances to make the goal but it could not be”, pointed. “It’s our turn, sports. We won the weekend at home and today it could not be. We deserved to pass, this is the new Cup, to a game, away from home, and in an unfortunate play we have cost the game, “he added.“It is a sad day for everyone. We have two competitions that we have to keep fighting. This does not stop, we have to continue, we have done things well and we have had the game quite under control. In an isolated play at the end we are going the Cup “, finished.last_img read more

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Butragueño: “They have been hands”

first_imgHazard: “He is a very important player for us. In all the matches the details count. It is a pity because the team deserved that the match ended in the first part, but it was not so.”The game doesn’t worry: “The team plays ben, controls, moves the ball and reaches the area. These are streaks. We trust this squad. This defeat is painful, but we must continue. On Wednesday we have a fundamental game. We must be united before an opponent very powerful. “Doubts with your hands inside the area: “It is true, because they have been hands. From there both the VAR and the referee have to decide, but there are times that are not clear. I leave it to you.” Emilio Butragueño went through the microphones of Movistar LaLiga after the defeat of Real Madrid against him I raised in the City of Valencia. Hazard’s injury: “Let us be cautious and see what doctors tell us and how is its evolution.They have lost five points in two games: “The results have not been as expected. The team has made a great first half, dominating the game, recovering the ball. We had chances and we left with an undeserved 0-0. We had the chance of Hazard, but the Levante has already felt more comfortable. The goal is not an occasion, but it is a great goal. We have lost a game that we did not deserve, but this can happen and we have to think quickly about Wednesday’s game. We must not explain what it is the Champions League for the club. You have to get up as soon as possible. The team has made a great effort, but we did not succeed in the first half with the goal and that brings us to the second part in which Levante felt more comfortable”.last_img read more

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Pogba wants to sit at the table with Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo

first_imgYou have to go to position 44 to find the next footballer in the Forbes list of athletes with more income. And it’s Pogba. He entered 33 million, four of them for advertising. He is the first of the rest of the mortals after the trident Messi, Cristiano and Neymar although he is still separated by a world. Iniesta is at 46 (32 million), Mbappé at 55 (30), position 75 is for Griezmann (27) and position 79 is for Bale (26). As soon as the Premier was over, with United ranked in a discreet sixth place, Pogba embarked for Tokyo. TOHe started a 15-day tour that took him, from the hand of Adidas, from Japan to Shanghai and finally to NY. The medium is one of the main claims of the German brand and, according to Forbes, the footballer who enters the most after Messi, Cristiano and Neymar. A transfer to Madrid could put him close.The latest Forbes top-paid list of 2019 brought surprises. It was the first in three decades led by a footballer, Messi (€ 127m gross, 92 salary and 35 in advertising). But there was more, two other players followed: Cristiano (58 + 40) and Neymar (67 + 27). All three, absolute symbols of the bubble in which football has been installed. Behind them, other illustrious names like the boxer Canelo Álvarez (85 million in total), Federer (84) American football players Rodgers Y Wilson (both 80) and the NBA LeBron (80), Curry (72) or Kevin Durant (39).LLUIS GENE & nbsp; (AFP) ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Neymar, Cristiano and Messi.LLUIS GENE (AFP) Pogba is actually a diamond in the rough at 27. Stand next to Mbappé of the world champion team, signed in 2016 a contract with Adidas for ten years and a value of 40 million euros. He is not committed to any other brand, he has only made sporadic collaborations. Madrid’s estimate is that it could increase its advertising revenue to 10 million. Important, since it is customary in the white entity, from the galactic era, r50% share those image rights. Pogba could pay part of his salary. There are not many players with that economic return. It was on his last Asian tour when Pogba released an SOS last summer: “It is time to start other challenges.” This summer, with United wanting to renew him, It will be the last opportunity to sign him.last_img read more

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Mbappé by 2021

first_imgThere was a hope on the noble floor of the white club to have hired the PSG star this same summer. The continuous clashes Kylian with German Tuchel (He has staged his discomfort with the coach several times each time he changed it), his disagreements with the most radical part of ultras of PSG and its notice to boaters in the speech that Mbappé gave at the Ligue 1 Gala last year (“I need to feel like the leader of an important project. Hopefully it will be in Paris, and if it won’t be somewhere else …”) they created a breeding ground that was only missing the icing on a new failure of the Parisian team in Champions (He only needs to win the title to justify the economic effort of the State of Qatar). But the crisis generated by COVID-19 leave everything for 2021, information that I also corroborated yesterday L’Équipe on its cover, including in turn Neymar in that duo that was “non-transferable” so far and that from 2021 will be on the market. He dream really Mbappé dressed in white at the Bernabéu you must wait another year. The serious crisis of the coronavirus, which apart from health is also economic, has forced Madrid to rethink his transfer strategy and therefore the Operation Mbappé, the most ambitious that the club plans for the next five years, has been postponed until the end of the 2020-21 season. StrategyThat player determination it is key for PSG to understand that within a year it will have no choice but to negotiate the departure of its young star. In 2022 the French could go free wherever he wanted with a vertigo token, something that does not interest either PSG or Madrid itself, which maintains good relations with said club, especially through Florentino and Al-Khelaifi.The economic crisis generated by the coronavirus plays in Madrid’s favor. A few months ago you could not imagine this operation for less than 300 million of euros. In 2021 we may talk about half of that figure at most …center_img Mbappé, 21 years old, is doing his part to make his transfer to Madrid I arrived at a good port. At the moment, he still has not renewed his contract with PSG, which ends in 2022.last_img read more

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