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Historic Night Powers HBU’s DuBose to Men’s Basketball Weekly Honor

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist guard Ian DuBose is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.  The Southland’s leading scorer (19.1 PPG) averaged 32 points and 6.5 rebounds across two games in a 1-1 week for the Huskies (1-11, 1-2 SLC). HBU edged Central Arkansas 111-107 in overtime on Thursday before suffering a 106-79 loss to Northwestern State on Saturday. The Huskies begin a three-game homestand against Lamar at 7 p.m. Saturday. He carried that momentum into Saturday’s game against the Demons, pouring in 20 points in just 23 minutes on the court on 5-of-10 shooting. DuBose’s last back-to-back games with 20 or more points came nearly a year ago to the date, when he was named the league’s Player of the Week after scoring 33 and 22 on January 2 and 5, respectively. With a 44-point output in the win over the Bears, DuBose posted the most points by a Southland student-athlete since Lamar’s Mike James dropped 52 on Jan. 4, 2011. DuBose also grabbed a season-high 11 rebounds to mark his third double-double on the season with 20 or more points. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Ian DuBose, Houston Baptist – Jr. – G – Durham, N.C.DuBose shot 15-of-23 (.652) from the field, sank 12 of his 16 free-throw attempts and hit a pair of threes in the overtime win over UCA. Down five with 1:35 remaining, he hit a crucial three-pointer and assisted on the game-tying layup on back-to-back possessions to tie the game with 70 ticks to go.center_img Week 10 Southland Conference Release (PDF) Honorable Mention: Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Elvis Harvey Jr., Nicholls; DeAndre Jones, Central Arkansas; Avery Sullivan, Lamar.last_img read more

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Southland Announces 2020 Preseason All-Conference Baseball Teams

first_img Reid Bourque McNeese SS Jr. Moss Bluff, La. Beau Orlando^ Central Arkansas 3B Sr. Houston, Texas Ryan Flores* UIW 1B Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas The sophomore from Cypress, Texas, posted the Southland’s top batting average in conference play (.388) in his rookie season, leading the Bearkats to their seventh conference championship in nine years. He tied for the league lead in extra-base hits in both overall and conference-only games, roping seven triples and 17 doubles, and tallied conference-high figures in both runs scored (32) and hits (47). The squads feature 16 returning all-conference honorees and three members of the 2019 Southland Conference All-Tournament Team in Nate Fisbeck and Jake Dickerson of McNeese and Central Arkansas’ Beau Orlando. Jack Rogers* Sam Houston State OF Jr. Spring, Texas Josh Ragan* Central Arkansas OF Sr. Irving, Texas Southland preseason all-conference teams are nominated and voted upon by the league’s head coaches. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. Returning all-conference selections from the previous season are automatically named to the preseason teams and may be elevated to higher teams based on available positions.2020 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference Baseball TeamsFirst Team Jeremy Rodriguez Stephen F. Austin RP Sr. Cypress, Texas Lee Thomas* UIW DH Sr. Katy, Texas Itchy Burts* Texas A&M-Corpus Christi U Sr. League City, Texas Noah Cameron* Central Arkansas SP So. St. Joseph, Mo. FRISCO, Texas – Reigning Hitter of the Year and Sam Houston State outfielder Colton Cowser headlines the 2020 Southland Conference Preseason All-Conference baseball teams, announced by the league Tuesday. Preston Faulkner Southeastern Louisiana 1B Jr. Denham Springs, La. Clayton Rasbeary* McNeese DH Sr. Rockwall, Texas Will Dion McNeese SP So. Sulphur, La. Brandon Bena* Houston Baptist OF Sr. Omaha, Neb. Colton Cowser* Sam Houston State OF So. Cypress, Texas While the conference had 12 pitchers drafted last summer, there are still several worthy arms in the ranks, including returning all-conference pitchers Kyle Gruller of Houston Baptist and Noah Cameron of Central Arkansas. Gruller finished third in the conference in ERA (2.18) and opposing batting average (.207). In his rookie campaign, Cameron went 6-1 and tallied a league-best 77 strikeouts in conference play.The 2020 Southland Baseball Preseason Poll will be announced at 11 a.m. Thursday. The season begins Friday, Feb. 14, with 15 games, starting when Houston Baptist visits Texas Tech at 1 p.m. Chris Sandberg Nicholls C Sr. Los Angeles, Calif. Kyle Gruller* Houston Baptist SP Sr. Cypress, Texascenter_img John Gaddis Texas A&M-Corpus Christi SP Jr. Corpus Christi, Texas Logan Berlof* Lamar 2B Sr. McKinney, Texas Gavin Stone Central Arkansas SP Jr. Lake City, Ark. Nate Fisbeck*^ McNeese 2B Sr. The Woodlands, Texas Jake Dickerson*^ McNeese U Sr. Beaumont, Texas Gavin Johnson Sam Houston State C R-Sr. San Antonio, Texas Anthony Quirion Lamar 3B Sr. Dixville, Quebec, Canada Fisbeck, who was also named Third-Team All-America by Collegiate Baseball, started all 61 games for the Cowboys’ run to a Southland tournament title and their first regional appearance since 2003. He led the league in runs (53) and doubles (21) and finished with the third-most home runs (12). Fisbeck scored seven runs in four games at the conference tournament and hit a pair of homers in a 5-3 win over UIW that sent McNeese to the title game. JC Correa* Lamar SS Sr. Santa Isabel, Puerto Rico Conner Williams Central Arkansas RP Sr. Conway, Ark. Tyler Smith* Northwestern State OF Sr. Franklinton, La. Name School Pos. Class Hometown Name School Pos. Class Hometown Sean Arnold* UIW OF Sr. Bryan, Texas Second Team Named Third-Team Preseason All-America by D1 Baseball and Collegiate Baseball, Cowser represented the league on the Team USA Collegiate National Team. In 13 games on the summer tour, he made eight starts in right field and led the team in runs (9). He was named MVP of the Cuba series after leading the team in batting (.438) and runs (6) and tying for the team-lead in hits (7) during the five-game series. Luke Taggart UIW SP Sr. Portland, Texas After meeting in the 2019 Southland Baseball Tournament championship, Central Arkansas and McNeese led the way with five selections each, followed by UIW with four. Lamar and Sam Houston State each garnered a trio of picks, while Houston Baptist and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi picked up a pair of honorees. Nicholls, Northwestern State, Southeastern Louisiana and Stephen F. Austin each had one individual selected to the second team. * – Member of 2019 All-Southland Conference teams^ – Member of 2019 Southland Conference All-Tournament teamlast_img read more

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Xhaka brutally slammed by Neville after giving away awful penalty vs Spurs

first_imgARSENAL were plunged into derby day gloom when Granit Xhaka handed Tottenham a stonewall penalty – much to Gary Neville’s disgust.The North London clash was already going Spurs’ way when the Swiss midfielder clumsily dived in on Son Heung-min.4 Xhaka leapt in with the ball gone after 38 minutesCredit: Sky Sports4 He took all man and no ballCredit: Sky SportsRef Martin Atkinson took very little time to point to the spot after the hack, which came with the ball well gone.Commentating on the game for Sky, former Manchester United star Neville lamented the incident.He felt it summed up how Xhaka has failed to learn from his mistakes despite being one of the more senior members of the Arsenal squad.Neville described the midfielder as: “Absolute madness from Xhaka from an experienced player who never becomes experienced.”He does it week in week out and never learns.”In the studio at half-time, Graeme Souness gave a similar opinion, chiding: “That’s something you learn in your first week as a professional.”Xhaka has 76 caps for Switzerland and almost 150 games for the Gunners under his belt.4 The Korean was left in a heap on the groundCredit: Getty Images – Getty4 Neville was no fan of the Swiss player’s actionsCredit: Getty Images – GettyMost Read Football NewsTHROUGH 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 himSuch is his value to Unai Emery’s side, he was made the leader of a captain’s group that the coach had earmarked to lead the team into the new season.However it was a case of individual errors costing them early on versus Spurs, Harry Kane tucking away the penalty after Christian Eriksen tapped home the opener following a Bernd Leno error.The German keeper made a hash of a tame shot by Erik Lamela in the tenth minute.Pitch invader kisses Granit Xhaka’s foot during charity matchlast_img read more

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Vertonghen’s agent insists reaction to sub was nothing to do with future

first_imgJAN VERTONGHEN’S agent insists the defender’s reaction to being subbed by Jose Mourinho against Southampton has nothing to do with his uncertain future.The Spurs star is out of contract at the end of the season and has been given no assurances over an extension by his new boss.1 Jan Vertonghen’s agent is remaining upbeat about the defender’s future at SpursCredit: ReutersVertonghen, who has seen compatriot Toby Alderweireld sign a new deal since Mourinho replaced Mauricio Pochettino, now finds himself benched in place of Davinson Sanchez.And after getting a rare start in the FA Cup fourth-round replay win against Southampton on Wednesday, he was taken off after just 54 minutes with the scores tied at 1-1.Vertonghen looked down in the dumps as he trudged off the field to his seat on the bench.And his reaction left many wondering if the veteran knew he had played his final game for the club.Spurs went on to win the game 3-2 thanks to a late penalty from Son Heung-Min.But Vertonghen’s agent is adamant the centre-back was simply deflated by the decision to take him off the pitch.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesTom De Mul told HLN Sport: “He’s feeling better now. His reaction had nothing to do with his future. He was just disappointed when he got subbed off.“He was unhappy about his performance and the team’s performance in the first hour.“Jan still wants to achieve great things with Spurs. He wants to qualify for the Europa League or Champions League, to win the FA Cup.“He is 32 but still very ambitious. He is focused. He still has so many targets. The European Championships are a super important goal too.“Jan is still super happy at Spurs and loves London. He is still very committed.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 raid“There’s a lot of respect for Tottenham, just like there is a lot of respect from the club towards us.“That’s logical after eight seasons. There is a connection. We haven’t reached an agreement as yet, but we don’t rule out anything.“There’s interest in him as a free agent, but Spurs is a very interesting option for us. The door’s still open.”How to say Steven Bergwijn’s name properly as Tottenham star reveals English and Dutch pronunciations before scoring on Spurs debutlast_img read more

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Tonga Gov remain confident they can deliver Pacific Games

first_imgA Papua New Guinea delegation flew home after spending four days in Nuku’alofa assessing the Kingdom’s sporting facilities.PNG, which hosted the 2015 Games, has offered to assist Tonga and will be involved in the refurbishment of the Teufaiva National Stadium.China and New Zealand have also made significant financial contributions and Tonga’s Sports Minister, Fe’ao Vakata, who chairs the facilities committee, said the venues will be delivered on time.”There aren’t that many big facilities that we’re going to build. The major ones is the main stadium and Tonga High School – in which China is going to assist with – and now PNG is going to assist us with the main stadium. The other big one then is the golf course. The main stadium is the major one that we’re looking at – now PNG’s going to assist with it I think it will be ok.”Despite that assistance, there remains a funding shortfall and Fe’ao Vakata said they willl knock on doors and look at all other means required to cover the difference.last_img read more

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Neymar is still the obsession

first_imgIt is always insisted from within Barça that “the Neymar affair will return”. It is because Barça knows something since last summer that the rest does not know; It is because his name sells newspapers, the Brazilian always returns. The first covers of the year 2020 are also for him. Mundo Deportivo entitled: “Neymar goes up”. His theory has more to do with sports and commercial. From Barça, always according to MD, they consider that since Kane and Mbappé are unattainable, Neymar is the only icon that is free at this point and that the conviction of trying to sign him in June 2020 grows. Sport, meanwhile, center its cover on the legal path. “Neymar, exit operation,” he says. According to this media, crack already prepares the legal exit to return to Camp Nou and ceases to be in the protected period of the PSG. If there was no agreement between Barça and PSG as it happened last summer, it would be FIFA that would impose the economic penalty that would set its exit from the Parisian club. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 2, 2020last_img read more

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Vanilla, cumin, saffron: could you identify what they look like before reaching the supermarket?

first_imgThe cuisine is very different depending on where in the world we are. If in Spain there are typical dishes such as paella or tortilla, in Mexico we find tacos and tamales, while in Japan, the star dish is sushi. However, there is something that is common in gastronomy around the world and is without any doubt is the use of spices and sauces.In the world you will find hundreds of different spices and sauces. On one side are rosemary and black pepper, while on the other you find wasabi or mustard, among many other options. Whatever the spice or sauce you want, you will almost always have it at your disposal in any supermarket, however, they are not always with their original appearance. These food condiments come from plants that many people are surprised to see, since their appearance has nothing to do with the final result Different species of cuisine. Image: iStock In the world you will find hundreds of different spices and saucesNot many remember how these species are before reaching the superlast_img read more

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The eleven of the 24th day of the Diario AS in LaLiga SmartBank

first_imgThe twenty-fourth day from LaLiga SmartBank He had eleven protagonists that we detail below. Sabin Merino (Deportivo) scored his second goal in two games with his new team. Herrera (Lugo) and Ibra (Oviedo) were fundamental with their goals. Pomares (Alcorcón) was the most detailed defender of the day.GoalkeeperDani Jiménez (Alcorcón) Alcorcón accumulates more than two months without winning and the situation begins to be worrying. Before Elche, the Madrid team had a bad time, especially when he stayed with one player less for Laure’s expulsion. However, throughout the game the figure of Dani Jiménez emerged. The goal made four stops, (two from within the small area), to save a point.DefensesSaveljich (Lightning) Oviedo is still struggling not to fall into the well of the red lantern from which Galicians from Deportivo already appear. Ibra was the ‘guilty’ of another halo of hope for carbayones. The Senegalese jumped to the pitch in 67 ‘and changed his face to his own. In addition, he put the equalizer with a great goal of area forward.Sabin Merino (Sports) He left the field in the second half in place of the injured Milic and his performance was essential to rescue a point of El Toralín. At 17 minutes from the end he went ahead to Gazzaniga in a center to the Embarba area, and with his head, put the equalized. He already has three goals this season.Spanish (Numancia) The Elche defender opened his scoring account this season with a goal against Alcorcón. In his goal he was ready, picking up a rebound after a previous shot by Folch to the post. In addition to scoring the only goal of his team, he stood out in defense, where he barely made mistakes and had a 74.2% success in the pass.Pomares (Alcorcón) The proper name, along with coach Fernando Vázquez, of this resurgence of Coruña. The Basque has scored two goals in the two games he has been wearing the blue and white jacket of Deportivo. So many that are worth gold when approaching the goal of permanence. His goal against Cádiz, only against goalkeeper Cifuentes, speaks very well of the ability to define the attacker. MidfieldersGaku (Sports) This Deportivo is rising from the hand of some signings that are finally giving the level that is presupposed to them.Gaku is one of them. Before Cádiz, the Japanese was the helm of the Coruña. Quality, game vision and abundant talent in its performance. His was the assistance in the goal of Sabin Merino, tense, measured and at the exact moment.Curro (Numancia) The Lugo can breathe easy this week. Their victory against Granada makes them sleep outside the descent. Victoria worked, suffered and heart for their fans. The Lucense man-goal, Christian Herrera, again made an appearance in this vital duel. The striker caught a dead ball in the middle of the second half and did justice in the Anxo Carro.Ibra (Oviedo) This Numancia is surprising its own and strangers with its great season. The Sorianos, who in summer had as their main objective to avoid the descent, have settled in the playoff. His player Curro is one of the protagonists of this great team. His performance against Sporting, outstanding. Assistance to Higinio and volley to sentence.Benito (Las Palmas) The goal of the Alcorcón tie also had a defensive flavor. Very complete game of the versatile player. With 0-0 on the scoreboard, he was about to score, in a play he cooked himself (with a ball recovery), and then put Badía to the test. In the second part did not fail: Sosa’s great pass and better definition of the side. A fixed in the eleven of the Numancia in the last four days and in ascending progress. Before Sporting, Adri Castellano played one of his best games. The central appeared everywhere. In attack he had two occasions, one ended up inside but the VAR ended up canceling it. In defense it was shown without errors: six clearance, one interception and one blocked shot.Dani Calvo (Elche) Las Palmas is a team full of talent in attack and weaknesses in defense. The visit to El Sardinero gave a good example of this. However, in the Canarian bonanza there is a player who shined more than anyone, Benito. The end was the catalyst for all of Mel’s danger and tied for his own in the 90’s, with a missile to the right squad.StrikersHerrera (Lugo)last_img read more

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Nadal, with the Lakers cap: “I grew up with Kobe”

first_imgOn the match with Kyrgios, he threw flowers at the all the time controversial Australian. “When he performs like immediately and is constructive, he brings many constructive issues to our sport as a result of he’s one among the nice abilities that we have now on the circuit and it has been seen all through the match, “he praised.” It was a really robust recreation, at first I had extra management. In the second set he obtained the break as a result of my errors and made it tough for me. I performed a really dangerous recreation with 5-Four in the room to shut, attempting to get well mentally, “he analyzed. His quarterfinal opponent on Wednesday will probably be Austrian Dominic Thiem. “A really robust opponent as a result of we all know one another very nicely and he is a good good friend on the circuit, He hits it very exhausting, serves very nicely and was at an ideal stage in opposition to Monfils, however I feel I’m in the proper route after profitable Pablo Carreño and one among the finest like Kyrgios. He all the time tries to do his finest and is a prime participant. I’ve to be at my finest stage to have choices, “he warned.In the subsequent press convention he insisted on his constructive imaginative and prescient of Kyrgios: “I’ve by no means criticized his type of play, sure I criticized him it was for a few dangerous issues he did for this sport and for kids, however when he does it nicely I’m the first to assist him. When he has a constructive angle, I I prefer to see him play. In the event you try this, you’ll have alternatives to struggle for all the things. ” “I attempted to make my recreation, and I’m taking part in nicely. Once I play exchanges I really feel roughly in management, however when he takes out you don’t have many choices. It’s the identical story while you play with good punches, and in the case of Nick, good participant from the backside, ”he concluded. Rafa Nadal additionally wished to pay tribute to Kobe Bryant after defeating Nick Kyrgios and entering into the quarterfinals of the Australian Open. Beforehand, the Australian had gone out on the court docket with the T-shirt of the former participant, who died Sunday in an accident helicopter The primary answered John McEnroe, in the interview on observe for Eurosport, touched by a Lakers cap.“I woke up with that horrible information and I’m tremendous. I woke up at seven, checked out my cellular phone and it took me two hours to return to sleep. Kobe is one among the best athletes of historical past and deserves this applause, “he inspired the stands to hitch the tribute.” I knew him, had as soon as been with him and We have now an ideal shut good friend, Pau Gasol. He’s somebody with whom I’ve grown up, seeing his triumphs. It has served as inspiration and can all the time be in our hearts even when this can be a day we need to neglect “He continued.last_img read more

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Dembélé’s injury causes a witch hunt at Barça

first_imgIt goes without saying that the worst part was taken by the player himself – right now absolutely sunk -, mainly because they had assured him that it was a minor mishap and that in fifteen days he would be recovered. Things like this generate an absolute distrust of the players to the doctors. Nevertheless, Dembélé called the delegate worried the next day: He was still hurting his thigh a lot – he was already cold – and he could hardly support his foot because his leg was not supporting him. The doctors got down to work and they did more tests again, with the surprise, tinged with disbelief, that the ultrasound now showed a total rupture of the proximal tendon of the biceps femoris of the right leg. An injury that they did not know to see in the first tests and that leave in a very bad place the medical leaders of Barcelona. And we are not talking about a small break, which can escape in the diagnosis, but a complete break. Apart from the doctors, the recuperators are also indicated. And once again there has been a relapse in a rehabilitation. Do not forget that Leo Messi this season was a month off due to poor recovery management. And now it has happened again, in the case of Dembélé, a similar situation, but it is even more serious.And also him communication department is under the shadow of a doubt because it has gone from issuing concise and clear medical statements to others that are much more diffuse and sometimes provide more misinformation than information.It cannot be ruled out that in the next few hours there will be some movement in the area of ​​medical services because its head of responsibility, Ramon Canal, has more than one open front. In fact, on Tuesday afternoon there was a medical summit where there was more than one reproach. It remains to be seen if finally his own Josep Maria Bartomeu Take action on the matter bound by the events.center_img The Dembélé case perfectly exemplifies the degree of bewilderment and folly that has taken over the club in recent months. One of the departments of the club that was the jewel in the crown of the entity, the medical services, has led to a series of errors and erratic decisions that are putting in breach the prestige that had been forged over the years.Last Monday, during morning training, I trembled He retired before the end of the session when he noticed a puncture in the back of the right thigh. Evidently all the alarms jumped on ‘Can Barça’: It was the same area where the player had been injured two months ago and from which he was about to recover and be discharged. The first tests that the player underwent – an ultrasound scan in the Ciutat Esportiva – ruled out the breakage and simply indicated some discomfort from “muscular fatigue”. So that, the club issued a statement in a reassuring tone, ensuring that the player would continue “with his recovery.”last_img read more

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