MONTGOMERY, TEXAS – With just two tournaments left to play before the Southland Conference Championships, the Sam Houston men’s golf team is starting to hit its stride. Hosting the Bearkat Invitational at Walden, the Kats came from behind for a 14-stroke victory.In the process, Jake McCrory took the individual title while William Holcomb was the runner up. The two were the only golfers to finish under par, with McCrory winning running way at 9-under. Holcomb finished the tournament four shots back at 5-under after a team-best 68 on Tuesday.The Kats entered the day two-shots back of UTRGV, but after an 18-hole score of 285, Sam Houston finished at 7-under for the tournament and won by 14 shots. The Bearkats were consistent all three rounds, posting scores of 285, 287 and 285.In addition to the top finishes by McCrory and Holcomb, the Kats had a pair of other top-10 finishes. Noah Steele shot a 71 on Tuesday and jumped four places to finish tied for 6th overall at 2-over for the tournament. Austen Christiansen finished 5-over for the tournament, tied for 8th place.The Kats started the day strong, carding 10 birdies on the front nine, quickly jumping back into the lead.All three rounds in the tournament were under par for the Bearkats. There were only two other team rounds under par, with UTRGV shooting 280 on Monday and SFA a 286 on Tuesday.Sam Houston will head out to Arizona next week for the final tournament of the regular season before the Southland Championships April 23-25.
NATCHITOCHES, La. – Rain and chilly temperatures made the second weekend of December feel like Christmas. Seeing Northwestern State student-athletes working in conjunction with the Natchitoches Area Jaycees made it feel that way as well. Led by their Student-Athlete Advisory Committee members (SAAC), NSU student-athletes helped raise almost half of the $4,200 worth of toys that were donated to children in and around the Natchitoches area as part of the annual Radio M*A*S*H (Make A Smile Happen) initiative.A longtime partner with the Jaycees, dozens of NSU student-athletes from all of the school’s athletic teams saw first-hand the benefits of working a shift during the Dec. 7-8 toy drive.”It was a blessing to see it, knowing the reason behind what we were doing,” said junior volleyball outside hitter Alexis Warren. “To see the amount of money and toys people donated for that reason was a tremendous feeling.”Northwestern State student-athletes volunteered their time on a rainy weekend to solicit donations and sort toys, which helped brighten the holidays for nearly 600 children from 280 area families.NSU student-athletes drove nearly $2,000 of the $4,200 cash donations raised by the Jaycees. According to Alan Pasch of the Natchitoches Jaycees, the Demons football team was responsible for the most money produced by Northwestern State’s athletic teams.”It really means a lot because we had some guys stay back to help out,” said senior football offensive lineman Chris Zirkle, the community service coordinator for NSU’s SAAC. “I told them on short notice, and they took time out from going to see their families to help out.”The feeling is indescribable seeing those kids smile and knowing we’re helping them enjoy the holidays a little more. We were cold out there, but we felt warm after we found out how much money we raised for them.”The Radio M*A*S*H event is a longstanding partnership between the Jaycees and Elite Broadcasting of Natchitoches, which launched the initiative in 1996, and is staged in the parking lot of the local Walmart Super Store, a high-traffic area for local consumers.For several years, NSU Athletics has provided more than 5,000 hours of community service, annually assisting local, area, national and international causes. In 2015, Northwestern State won the inaugural #SouthlandStrong Community Service Award, presented to the Southland Conference member school whose student-athletes compile the most service hours, with NSU competitors more than doubling the second-place total.
Among Division I hitters, Trevino finished seventh in batting average, ninth in slugging percentage (.743) and 14th in on-base percentage (.504). First recognized in 1949, the ABCA/Rawlings All-Americans are selected by the ABCA All-America committee, which is chaired by Tommy Raffo of Arkansas State University. GREENSBORO, N.C. – Abilene Christian catcher Luis Trevino was named to the ABCA/Rawlings All-America Second Team, the association announced Saturday. It marks the third all-America nod for Trevino, who picked up second-team honors from Collegiate Baseball and third-team laurels from the NCBWA. Trevino, the Southland Conference Player of the Year, nearly claimed the Triple Crown for the league. This season, he led the Southland in batting average (.408) and RBI (63) but finished one shy of UIW’s Taylor Smith in home runs (15). The Mission, Texas, native drew a conference-best 39 walks and was a .509 hitter with runners in scoring position. Trevino was drafted in the 40th round of the 2019 MLB Draft by the Tampa Bay Rays.
MORE MAN UTD STORIESLive 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 trainingPicturedTRAINING DAYFernandes back in his Mini while Pogba arrives for training in yellow FerrariMARCSMANWatch Rashford floor Man Utd team-mates with ‘naughty’ bit of skill in trainingPicturedHOMER WINEngland and Dortmund star Sancho shows off new Simpsons and Sonic tattoosGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plans”They also know it’s about improving every day in training, but every time you step onto that pitch, it’s a chance to be a part of this long-term.”That’s always been the case at Man Utd when you put the shirt on, it doesn’t matter who you play against, you’ve got to give it your all.”We ended up sixth last season, we want to improve on that.”9 Aaron Wan-Bissaka could be deployed at wing-back alongside a back-threeCredit: Eamonn and James ClarkeMan Utd boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer says the next two games give his team the chance to prove themselves SCOTT McTOMINAY has returned to the Manchester United squad for tonight’s clash with Tottenham – as his team-mates joined him to check in to The Lowry.The United squad arrived at the hotel – where Jose Mourinho famously lived during his time as Red Devils chief – ahead of their crunch Premier League clash.9 Scott McTominay has returned to the Man Utd squad following an ankle injuryCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 Ole Gunnar Solskjaer led his squad to the Lowry Hotel ahead of the Spurs clashCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 Juan Mata posed with fans outside the Lowry ahead of the Tottenham gameCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 Marcus Rashford was seen heading into the Lowry for the pre-match meetingCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 Mike Phelan appeared to stumble off the bus on his way into the LowryCredit: Eamonn and James ClarkeMcTominay, 22, is set to be fit for the clash with Spurs after three games out with an ankle injury.But the main focal point of the evening will be new Tottenham boss Mourinho preparing for his return to Old Trafford after a year away – having been sacked in December 2018.The Portuguese chief, 56, has enjoyed a red-hot start to life as Spurs boss – having won all three of his first three games.Mourinho has led Tottenham to 3-2 wins over West Ham and Bournemouth in the Prem and a 4-2 win over Olympiakos in the Champions League.But Solskjaer will have every confidence in his squad’s ability to end Mourinho’s winning run – and is mulling over using a back-three for the game.The United chief, who replaced Jose at Old Trafford, managed to beat Chelsea and hold Liverpool to a draw – their only dropped points in the league this season – using a back-three.BACK TO A BACK-THREEAnd with Anthony Martial set to miss out on the game after injuring himself against Aston Villa on Sunday, Solskjaer could use a back-three to add width in the form of wing-backs.Ahead of the game, United boss Solskjaer claimed Mourinho would receive a glowing reception from the home crowd.The Norwegian said: “He will get a very good reception, that’s just a testament to this club and these supporters, of course.”They remember the two-and-a-half years, he won trophies.”So, for me, I’m 100 per cent sure our fans, staff and club will welcome him.”After a sensational start to life at United – initially as interim boss – Solskjaer’s record has cooled drastically since.9 Mason Greenwood arrived at the Lowry hoping to replace the injury Anthony MartialCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 David De Gea was spotted making his way off the team bus on WednesdayCredit: Eamonn and James Clarke9 Harry Maguire also arrived at the hotel in Manchester ahead of the clashCredit: Eamonn and James ClarkeI’ve had 50 games [as Man Utd boss] and it was a club that wasn’t where it should have been and isn’t where we want to be now and have to improve.Solskjaer on improvingIn fact, United now must win their next three matches just for the Norwegian to edge ahead of Mourinho’s record of 26 points from 17 matches before his sacking last term.The Red Devils currently have 18 points from 14 – good enough for just tenth in the Premier League.When asked about replacing the Special One last season – and his own current record – Solskjaer coyly replied: “I can’t remember the league position.”But I’ve had 50 games now since then and it was a club that wasn’t where it should have been and isn’t where we want to be now and have to improve.”We’re working hard to do that right and when you change manager halfway through the season it isn’t where it wants to be.”I don’t think whoever the manager of the opposition team is will change [the players’] motivation.”They’re motivated to do well for Man Utd, for themselves [and] for us as a group going forward.
TOTTENHAM manager Jose Mourinho did not promise Troy Parrott any future game time despite getting onto the field against Wolves at the weekend.The youngster made his second Premier League appearance, coming off the bench late as Spurs found themselves 3-2 losers.1 Mourinho insists Parrott will need to be patientCredit: ReutersAnd Mourinho did not promise the youngster any future game time when quizzed about the Dubliner on Tuesday.He said of Parrott: “He has qualities, he has potential, he is not an end product and has a lot to learn.”He has a lot to develop at every level but he is going to be on the bench tomorrow again and a few minutes he has played already.HAPPY TO BE HERE”He has two appearances in the Premier League which is something that is not very normal with 18-year-old kids so I think it is a privilege and I think in this moment he understands the privilege that he has to be training and being part of the first team every day.”Parrott recently signed a new contract with the club and will be hoping to secure more game time come the business end of the season.Speaking after the Wolves defeat, Mourinho said of Parrott: “He’s not ready. He’s a good kid we want to help, not only on the pitch but off it.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH 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'”He’s a kid who’s going to have real opportunity but when we decide it’s right. He was on the bench because Lamela said he was not ready.”He was on the bench so for the last five minutes we brought him on to give some more space for Dele.”The 18-year-old made his international debut late last year in a friendly against New Zealand at the Aviva Stadium but failed to get on the score sheet and has already been ruled out of selection for the crunch play off against Slovakia.
HARRY KANE has unveiled two of the iconic Tottenham shirts he has hanging on the walls of his house.The 26-year-old scored the club’s final goal at White Hart Lane during a 2-1 win over Manchester United in May 2017 before netting his first Champions League hat-trick three months later.3 Harry Kane has showcased the two Tottenham shirts he has framed on the wall of his houseCredit: ITV3 The striker scored the club’s final goal at White Hart Lane during a 2-1 win over Jose Mourinho’s Manchester UnitedCredit: PA:Press Association3 Kane notched his first Champions League hat-trick in a 3-0 victory against APOELCredit: Rex FeaturesOn Thursday, Spurs celebrated the third year anniversary of closing the doors of their famous former stadium.And it was England captain Kane who netted the winner against now-manager Jose Mourinho, who was in the dugout at the Red Devils in 2017.The striker powered home a header from a Christian Eriksen free-kick after Victor Wanyama had scored an early opener before Wayne Rooney grabbed a late consolation.Kane began the following season in red hot form, netting a European treble against APOEL on route to 11 goals for club and country in September.The Three Lions ace notched a perfect hat-trick, his first in the Champions League, to become the seventh English player to hit three in UEFA’s top competition.The one with the jacket behind me was the last game at White Hart Lane. We beat Man Utd 2-1, I managed to score so obviously a pretty historic shirt for the clubHarry KaneAnd Kane proudly showed off the two shirts from those games hanging framed on the wall of his home office during an interview with Good Morning Britain.He explained: “The one with the jacket behind me was the last game at White Hart Lane which I think was yesterday a couple of years ago.”We beat Man Utd 2-1, I managed to score so obviously a pretty historic shirt for the club. The other one is my first champions league hat-trick.”Kane also revealed that his childhood sweetheart Kate, who he married last year and has two daughters with, lets him put other memorabilia around their house.He added: “I like to put stuff around, this is my little office in the house where I get a little peace and quiet now and then.Most Read in FootballTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN 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 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by Celtic”To be fair Kate’s alright, the majority of stuff’s in this room but we got some stuff in the kitchen and around the staircase as well so she lets me have more than most.”Kane later admitted that Dele Alli is “shocked and angry” after speaking to his Tottenham team-mate about his “horrible” robbery scare.England ace Dele was battered by knife-wielding robbers who burst into his house as he played pool with his girlfriend and brother.Harry Kane says he’s contacted and sent his best wishes to Dele Alli who is ‘shocked and angry’ after the Tottenham star’s robbery
The seven dollar banknote and fifty cent coin celebrates the team’s victory at last year’s Rio Olympics.Fiji’s prime minister Frank Bainimarama launched the tender last night saying rugby is an intimate part of Fiji’s collective identity.The note features pictures of the team, its coach Ben Ryan and captain Osea Kolinisau.The coin depicts Ben Ryan sitting on the beach and the team on the reverse. Photo: Facebook/ Fiji Government
Already down a first five-eighth with Otere Black ruled out with a knee injury, the Blues will be without fellow number 10 Stephen Perofeta for up to six weeks after he broke his hand during his side’s pre-season win over the Chiefs last week.The Blues first match is less than three weeks away against the Highlanders meaning back up first-fives, Bryn Gatland and Dan Kirkpatrick, will fight it out for the starting spot.Head coach Tana Umaga confirmed they would not be bringing in a replacement for Perofeta, a 20-year-old who has shone at provincial level for Taranaki and is considered by many the future of the Blues franchise.”We’re unable to bring in players.”You have to have two injuries in the same position, and we don’t want that. We’ve got to look within the squad at who can cover there.”We’ve still got Bryn Gatland and Daniel Kirkpatrick, and this gives an opportunity for them. We’re very happy with the way all our players have been running, and they’ll get another week to cement some things, and we’ll see how that goes against the Hurricanes next week.”Umaga did not want to speculate on a potential return date for Perofeta, but there is no doubt is a sizeable blow to a squad already battling a raft of injury concerns.The Blues coach also ruled out the franchise making a play for former Wallabies No 10 Quade Cooper, who is on the outer at the Queensland Reds and has been spotted around Auckland in recent weeks.”We haven’t talked to him,” Umaga said.”That’s just speculation that comes with being part of a big city. I hear we’re in the market with a lot of players we haven’t been party to.”No, is all I can say really.”Meanwhile, the Blues also confirmed on Tuesday All Blacks Akira Ioane and George Moala will join former first-five Carlos Spencer in their team to contest the Brisbane Global 10s tournament this weekend.The 22-strong squad also includes teenage talent Caleb Clarke, who returns after playing for the New Zealand sevens team in the World Cup tournaments in Sydney and Hamilton.The Blues team will be led by 46-game Super Rugby loose forward-lock, Jimmy Tupou, and features a number of up-and-coming young players.”It is a good occasion which the players really enjoyed last year,” Umaga said.”We are going there to enjoy this opportunity and produce some good rugby.”At the same time it will play a key part in our preparations for the upcoming Super Rugby season and have some goals to achieve while the rest of the squad are preparing at home.”We are bringing some players who are exciting runners given some space and opportunity. We are keen to play a physical and open running game that will both effective and also attractive.”Players not considered for selection because of injury include Otere Black, Michael Collins, Blake Gibson, Matt Moulds, Perofeta, Kara Pryor, Matt Johnson, James Parsons, Jerome Kaino, Scott Scrafton, Leni Apisai, Josh Goodhue, Dan Kirkpatrick, Sione Mafileo, Isaac Salmon.Goodhue, Kirkpatrick and Perofeta received injuries in the pre-season game against the Chiefs, with Perofeta likely to be out for six weeks with a slight fracture in his hand, while Johnson will be replaced in the team for the season due to a medical condition.Blues team for Brisbane 10s: Caleb Clarke, Kurt Ecklund, Jordan Hyland, Akira Ioane, Antonio Kirikiri, Orbyn Leger, George Moala, Melanai Nanai, Sam Nock, Jordan Olsen, Dalton Papalii, Jacob Pierce, Marcel Renata, Jonathan Ruru, Hoskins Sotutu, Carlos Spencer, Michael Tamoaeita, Murphy Taramai, Tanielu Telea, Jordan Trainor, Tamati Tua, Jimmy Tupou (c).
The announcement was made in Fiji by Oceania Rugby President Richard Sapias.”I am delighted to announce that at our recent Oceania Rugby Board meeting – the directors and I unanimously appointed Fiji’s Cathy Wong to be Oceania Rugby’s first female representative to the World Rugby Council,” he said.”World Rugby as an outcome of its Council Meeting in November last year, in London, underscored its commitment to furthering gender equality at all levels of the organization by announcing sweeping reforms of its Council with an ambition of at least one-third women’s representation from 2018 onwards,” Sapias said.”Cathy’s appointment will give Women’s Rugby in the Oceania Region a louder voice to share the work that our Member Unions are doing to increase participation and involvement at all levels of the game,” he added.Sapias noted that through this historic and unprecedented decision spearheaded by Chairman Bill Beaumont, World Rugby has now increased the number of people who sit on Council – its highest decision-making body – from 32 to 49, with the 17 new representatives to be women.”This appointment will strengthen the recognition of women as Board directors and the value women bring into boards,” Cathy Wong said at the announcement.”It recognises the importance that World Rugby has placed women in the highest level of governance in rugby, the contribution we bring to the table and our contribution towards building an inclusive model of decision making,” she added.”I see this as a major breakthrough in changing the mind-set that women can be the best at whatever they choose to be,” she mentioned.”I would like to see us maximize the power of athletes as mentors and agents for change in issues like violence against women, harassment in sports, drugs in sports, safeguarding of athletes, the fight against NCD’s (Non-Communicable Diseases) in Oceania,” she added.In order to support that growth, promote greater parity at all levels across the sport and further strengthen and grow the game globally; the Council Meeting last year also ratified and approved a new strategic Women’s Plan.Rugby Services Manager Oceania, World Rugby and General Manager, Oceania Rugby Bruce Cook said,”Rugby’s popularity makes it an ideal platform to raise awareness, build understanding, adjust negative social norms, and support innovative solutions to promote gender-equality and to end violence against women and girls.””Cathy’s appointment on the back of this transformational reform – will change the way rugby is governed going forward; making a difference not just for women in rugby but for all of rugby,”Cook further added, “a record number of women’s team are now competing at national and international level.””Since 2015, almost 80 thousand girls in 14 Pacific Island countries have participated in “Get into Rugby” and in 2017, 56% of Get into Rugby participants were girls,” Cook said.”We place our utmost confidence and pledge our continued support to Cathy and congratulate her once again on her appointment, Cook added.Cathy has had a notable career in sports-medicine and was former Director of Physiotherapy for Fiji Rugby Union (FRU).FRU Chief Executive Officer John O’Connor said, “this is a historic milestone for FRU and likewise for rugby in Fiji as Cathy is the first Fijian woman or Fijian to be appointed to the World Rugby Council.””In 2016 we were proud to nominate Cathy as one of the independent members to the Oceania Rugby Council and we are so proud now to hear the announcement of her appointment to the World Rugby Council,” O’Connor added.”Congratulations to Cathy and we wish her all the best in her appointment to the World Rugby Council and we look forward to working with her in growing the women’s game in Fiji,” O’Connor concluded.
The Real Zaragoza-Real Madrid of the round of 16 Cup which will be played next Wednesday (9:00 p.m.) will be high altitude. La Romareda will be filled after Yesterday morning the more than 4,000 tickets available will be sold out in a few hours. The ticket offices of the stadium woke up with a long line of fans with the desire to acquire a locality and at noon all the paper had been exhausted. Already the day before, hundreds of fans positioned themselves to wait outside the offices of the Aragonese club even before the publication of the meeting schedule, with the idea of being the first to acquire their tickets, whose prices ranged from 60 to 95 euros. In addition, online sales were also available. The zaragocista subscribers have their reserved locations, but they will have to pay between 10 and 20 euros to be able to witness Madrid’s visit to La Romareda for the first time since 2013.