Local Television:Nacogdoches Suddenlink 455Abilene Suddenlink 455National Television:DirecTV 623AT&T U-verse 1665Verizon FiOS 597http://elevensportsusa.com/where-to-watch/Online:Southland Digital Networkhttp://southland.org/liveSouthland Conference smart TV apps for Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV, Android TV and RokuSouthland Conference phone apps for iPhone and AndroidPlayStation Vue – Eleven Sports on Elite/Ultra Men’s Basketball:Stephen F. Austin at Abilene ChristianWednesday7 p.m. CTEleven Sports Talent:Jared Sandler, play-by-playChris McColpin, analyst
“The Spring Meeting was again a very productive gathering for our campus administrators and league staff,” said Southland Commissioner Tom Burnett. “The administrators remain focused on student-athlete success, and the competitive and academic achievements we continue to experience each year. We greatly appreciate the strategic approach our administrators have taken to ensure this success remains in place.” Dr. Dana Hoyt, president at Sam Houston State, presided over her final meeting as Chair of the Southland Conference Board of Directors, and will be succeeded by Dr. Houston Davis, president at Central Arkansas, for a two-year term. Dr. Chris Maggio, president of Northwestern State will begin a two-year term as the Board’s new Chair-elect. FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference concluded its 2019 Spring Meeting on Wednesday with a number of competitive, administrative and strategic initiatives addressed at the four-day event here at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel. The annual meeting brought together institutional presidents, athletic directors, faculty representatives, senior woman administrators, student-athletes, league staff members and other special guests. The league’s Steve McCarty Citizenship Awards were presented to a pair of Central Arkansas student-athletes, softball’s Oakley Sisemore and football’s Breylin Smith. Southeastern Louisiana was presented the Southland Strong Community Service Award by logging more than 7,000 hours of service by SLU student-athletes in the past year. Houston Baptist was presented with its fourth consecutive Academic Performance Award. Among the items of interest approved is the addition of an eighth on-field football official, known as the center judge, beginning with the 2021 season. The center judge, who is positioned behind the offensive line of scrimmage, is common within the NCAA’s Football Bowl Subdivision, including in the Big 12 and Mountain West, leagues the Southland partners within its longstanding officiating consortium. Southland administrators selected locations for five 2020-21 championship events, including women’s soccer at Abilene Christian, volleyball at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, beach volleyball at Houston Baptist, men’s and women’s tennis at Lamar, and softball at Southeastern Louisiana. Also, beginning in 2020, the league’s volleyball tournament will expand from three to four days with a protected bye format similarly used in the league’s Basketball Tournament. At Tuesday night’s Honors Ceremony, the Southland awarded its two F.L. McDonald Postgraduate Scholarships to Houston Baptist women’s basketball student-athlete Amanda Johnson, a 4.0 GPA graduate pursuing an advanced degree at Johns Hopkins University, and McNeese State baseball student-athlete Bryan King, also a 4.0 graduate heading to the University of Denver for postgraduate studies. The Southland also approved a new intra-conference transfer policy that establishes that undergraduate transferring student-athletes in all sports shall be ineligible for competition at the institution to which they transfer during the first year in residence. There shall be no additional restrictions in this revised policy that becomes effective August 1, 2019. Sam Houston State won its record seventh Commissioner’s Cup in 2018-19, indicative of overall athletic accomplishment. SHSU also took the Men’s All-Sports Trophy after winning five championships out of seven sports sponsored in the Southland. Stephen F. Austin won the Women’s All-Sports Trophy on the strength three league championships and three additional top-three finishes. The administrators also reviewed plans for the Conference’s newest sponsored sport, beach volleyball, that officially begins in 2019-20, with an inaugural championship event in Corpus Christi. Also previewed were upcoming Conference events, including a new Academic Symposium in June and a new External Summit in July. League leaders also welcomed presentations from NCAA executives Dr. Katrice Albert, executive vice president for inclusion and human resources, and Leeland Zeller, director of Division I governance. Administrators also reviewed the current status of and outlook for the Southland’s television and corporate sponsorship agreements.
CLASSY PARADISE WOODS HEADS SATURDAY’S GRADE II, $200,000 SANTA MARGARITA STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (April 24, 2019)–A multiple Grade I winner at three, but winless since September, 2017, Paradise Woods, who will be making her third start for trainer John Shirreffs, heads a field of eight older fillies and mares going 1 1/8 miles in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 Santa Margarita Stakes at Santa Anita.Bred in Kentucky by the late Herman Sarkowsky, Paradise Woods, who is a 5-year-old Kentucky-bred daughter of Union Rags, won the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks by 11 ¾ lengths on April 8, 2017 and was subsequently made the 6-5 favorite in the Grade I Kentucky Oaks, a race in which she lead early and tired badly to finish 11th.Originally trained by Richard Mandella, Paradise Woods will be making her 14th career start and will be ridden for the first time by Mike Smith on Saturday.Bob Baffert will be represented by a pair of distaffs in the Santa Margarita, stakes placed Just a Smidge and lightly raced Witholding Info, who comes off a sharp allowance score at a flat mile.PARADISE WOODSOwner: Pam and Martin Wygod & Steven SarkowskyTrainer: John ShirreffsThe leading money earner in the field with $825,890, but winless in seven starts since taking the Grade I Zenyatta Stakes here in September, 2017, she comes off a much improved third place finish in the Grade I Beholder Mile and with Smith taking over, looms the horse to beat on Saturday. Out of the Forest Wildcat mare Wild Forest, Paradise Woods, who was a disappointing fifth two starts back in the Grade II, seven furlong Santa Monica Stakes Feb. 16, will likely lay close to the early pace as she tries to improve upon an overall mark of 13-3-2-3.JUST A SMIDGEOwner: Debbie LanniTrainer: Bob BaffertOff at 38-1, she was seventh, beaten 18 ½ lengths in the Beholder Mile. A sharp gate to wire allowance winner going one mile two starts back, she’ll be handled for the first time by come backing Martin Garcia, who is expected to put early run on her mind. A diminutive 4-year-old filly by Into Mischief, Just a Smidge has three wins from 11 starts and has been unplaced in four other graded stakes assignments.WITHOLDING INFOOwner: Mike Pegram, Karl Watson and Paul WeitmanTrainer: Bob BaffertBred in Kentucky by her owners, this 4-year-old Midnight Lute filly, out of the First Samurai mare Executiveprivilege, has won two out of her three starts with Joe Talamo, and she earned a career-top Beyer Speed figure of 83 in taking a one mile allowance here on April 7. Should Paradise Woods falter, Witholding Info is an interesting up and comer from a barn that’s full of them.THE GRADE II SANTA MARGARITA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 8 of 9 Approximate post time 4:30 p.m. PTStarr of Quality–Tiago Pereira–120Exuberance–Norberto Arroyo, Jr.–120La Force–Drayden Van Dyke–120Birdie Gold–Victor Espinoza–120Witholding Info–Joe Talamo–120Lemoona–Aaron Gryder–120Just a Smidge–Martin Garcia–120Paradise Woods–Mike Smith–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
JOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, KEEPER OFTHE STARS, WINNER: “She’s still green. She’s learning (with) every race, but today when she was between horses, she got intimidated. That’s why she came out a little bit. I straightened her up right away and she won pretty easy.DID HE THINK SHE MIGHT BE DISQUALIFIED? “You never know, but she won pretty easy.”BRICE BLANC, GIZA GODDESS, SECOND: “She ran her tail off today. She broke running and showed good natural speed. I know the fractions look fast, but we were going real easy. She ran huge especially when you consider she had been away so long (Dec. 18, 2018).”TRAINER QUOTESJONATHAN WONG, KEEPER OFTHE STARS,WINNER: “I was very scared. I saw her come out a little bit past the sixteenth pole, I didn’t think it was much but everyone finished pretty close for the minors so I was afraid it might have affected them a little bit.“She ran really well down in Del Mar ( 4th in San Clemente, July 20 & 4th in Del Mar Oaks, Aug. 17), she would have probably hit the board in both of those races if she got a cleaner trip and we had that race down at Golden Gate (Sept. 20) which really helped her set up for this one.“Me and Abel (Cedillo) have had a lot of wins. He’s my main man, a very good friend and an awesome rider. I’m really proud of him.” NOTES: The winning owners are Tommy Town Thoroughbreds LLC.
The competition that runs under the Don Bosco League will have four divisions- Under 12, Under 19, Mix and Open Men’s. There will 10 teams per division with games to be held at the Don Bosco Technical Institute (DBTI).To get more people familiar with the game, a futsal coaching course will be held at the DBTI and will run from August 31st through to the 4th of September. DBTI sports coordinator Francis Banania said the course is aimed at educating and developing future futsal coaches in the country by providing the latest information on the laws of the game, development techniques and tactics.“The focus of the game now is in Port Moresby but as it gets bigger and more people get involved and familarise with it, the game will go out to other provinces in the country with the aim of having more participation.“Futsal has an important role in developing football players because of the particular qualities, speed and skills.’’He said it was good for coordination and partnership with PNG Football Association (PNGFA) to develop the game for the youths to learn and benefit from for their future.
Competition Manager, Simon Koima said the draw has been approved by the NSL board.The competition kicks off on November 21 with a total 12 teams participating.Teams have been spilt into a two tier format consisting of the zone conference league and the national league competition.Teams in the Southern Conference are Hekari United FC, Rapatona FC, Erema FC, PS Huawei FC, Port FC Moresby and Welgris FC.Teams in the Northern Conference are champions Lae City Dwellers, Madang Fox FC, Goroka FC, Besta United FC, Gigira Laitepo FC and Admiralty FC.Games will played in Lae, Goroka, Madang and the Bisini Grounds in Port Moresby.
The Lusail stadium where the final and the opening match of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar will be played, is one of the stadiums that is expected to be ready by 2021.The Higher Committee on Organization and Legacy, responsible management of the organization and initiatives of the World Cup in Qatar 2022, closely follow the work at the Lusail stadium so that it ends on the expected date. The Committee published on its Twitter account, the photos just taken, showing the progress in the construction works, and the main stages of construction, which have just been completed, and that comes before starting with the next phase of construction work related to the facilities outside the stadium.Although the photos have been taken at night, but aesthetic structural achievements reflect creativity in the construction of the stadium located in Lusail the economic Qatari city characterized by its special and distinct style.The Stadium would open the door in front of investors, as a factor of attraction for all those who seek to invest in large tourism and economic projects.
The first one is Kepa, which once starred in the most expensive transfer of a Spaniard. He has lost his title in favor of Willy Caballero against all odds and Frank Lampard He prefers to sell it, especially if it serves to bring Oblak. 8 Premier League* Data updated as of February 27, 2020 one In defense there are three players for sale. The coach wants to renew the left wing, which means Marcos Alonso and Emerson have the transferable cartel. To them we must add the French central, Kurt Zouma, that has been a regular in the eleven but that could leave enough money in the coffers knowing that Christiansen Y Tomori They would cover your leave. eleven They have already tied Ziyech, from Ajax, for 40 million euros, Y The sun ensures that Ben Chillwell (Leicester) and Jan Oblak (Atlético de Madrid), would be the priorities for the next course. But to sign these players you also need to lighten the squad and in the locker room blue There are up to eight players of all lines on the starting ramp. 3 Having stood quite a bit for the FIFA sanction, Chelsea is planning a real revolution at Stamford Bridge. In summer they managed to enroll Pulisic and execute the purchase option of Kovacic, but that is not enough and for next year they need to be strengthened if they want to be competitive. In the center of the field the expendable ones are Ross Barkley and Jorginho. The former has not been at the level he promised and the latter does not have the same prominence as with Sarri. Both have a poster, so surely offers will arrive. Finally, in the lead, Pedro and Willian are the ones chosen to leave. The two exceed thirty and the intention is to renew the squad with young players. The Brazilian, not long ago, interested Barcelona.In case of all these possible sales, the era of ‘Spanish Chelsea’ could be over, since if Kepa leaves, Marcos Alonso and Pedro only César Azpilicueta would resist in London.
Rivaldo understands that Dembélé “He has been unlucky with injuries, but he could also have tried to give more at times. He has not met expectations and he could rebuild his career at another club where he feels safer to play his best“The Brazilian, former world champion with the Canarinha, affirms that “Barcelona seems to be trying to sign Neymar and Lautaro Martínez, so Dembélé will probably have difficulties finding a place in the team next season. In addition, Barcelona would need to reduce their squad. To sign new players, others must leave“ “The time has come for Barcelona to sell Ousmane Dembéle”, says Rivaldo, who understands that Barcelona has to focus on trying to sign Lautaro or Neymar, whose part of the income that Barça received from the Brazilian served for the investment in the Frenchman, world champion with Franmcia in 2018.Rivaldo believes that Dembélé has been given enough time to prove himself and has been very uneven in his performance with the Blaugrana team. “Ousmane Dembélé signed with Barcelona almost three years ago and he has had enough time to settle in the club and demonstrate his worth. He is still a player with great potential, but I think this summer could be the perfect opportunity for Barcelona to sell him or enter into the operation of some of the players that Barça is pursuing.“