Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Central Arkansas Runners Claim Cross Country Honors

first_imgSouthland 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. Leyva and his teammates are in action again Friday when they host the Islander Splash in Corpus Christi. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. The junior won the four-mile race by nearly nine seconds, finishing at 20:12.6, defeating runners from 10 different schools. Leyva ran at Colby Community College last season and is a graduate of Sherman (Texas) High School. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Oscar Leyva and Central Arkansas’ Taylor Dunn are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Following the showing at Rice, A&M-Corpus Christi is now ranked No. 15 in the South Central Region from the U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association. Honorable Mention: Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin Women’s Athlete of the Week: Taylor Dunn, Central Arkansas – Sr. – Fredericton, New Brunswick, CanadaDunn paced the Bears winning team performance in the UCA Cross Country Challenge with a second-place individual finish in the women’s 5K. The senior from Canada, traversed the 3.1 miles in 19:05, good enough for the runner-up spot on the podium. UCA’s team win came over 10 other schools. The Bears are idle this weekend before traveling to Fayetteville for the University of Arkansas’ Chile Pepper Festival race on Sat, Sept. 22. Men’s Athlete of the Week: Oscar Leyva, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Sherman, Texas Leyva started his career at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in impressive fashion with a victory at the Rice Invitational, leading the Islanders to a third-place team finish. Honorable Mention: Thomas Cain, Central Arkansas; Titus Kiplagat, Stephen F. Austinlast_img read more


first_imgEIGHT YEAR OLD VETERANS WHAT A VIEW & TRIBALIST SQUARE OFF IN $100,000 CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURF SATURDAY  ARCADIA, Calif. (Oct. 16, 2019)–A pair of classy 8-year-old geldings, What a View and Tribalist, head a field of eight California-bred or sired horses going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s $100,000 California Flag Handicap at Santa Anita.Idle since beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Grade II Del Mar Mile Handicap Aug. 18, What a View, who is closing in on $1 million in earnings, will be making his third start for trainer Phil D’Amato and the speedy Tribalist, most recently fifth in the Grade II Eddie D Stakes at five furlongs on turf Sept. 27, will be making his 14th career start for trainer Blake Heap.WHAT A VIEWOwner:  Finish Line Racing LLC, the Ellwood Johnston Trust and Taste of Victory StablesTrainer:  Phil D’AmatoNow in his sixth racing season, this Grade I winning son of Vronsky has been based at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center since his last race and his connections are hoping he’ll be able to show sprinter speed off the bench.  Bred in California by the Johnston family’s Old English Rancho and Patsy and Sal Berumen, What a View, who is out of the Manila mare Oceans N Mountains, is winless in his only career turf sprint–a sixth place finish in the Grade III Daytona Stakes eight starts back on Feb. 24, 2018.  A winner of the Grade I Frank E. Kilroe Mile (turf) here in March of 2016, What a View has earnings of $922,057 from an overall mark of 29-8-5-1.TRIBALISTOwner:  Robert Abrams, Mitchell Duko & Michael ParanTrainer:  Blake HeapA sharp second, beaten a neck by talented Eddie Haskell in a five furlong turf classified allowance two starts back at Del Mar July 24, this Tribal Rule gelding was not as quick away from the gate in finishing fifth, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Pee Wee Reese in the Grade II Eddie D here on Sept. 27. Considered one of the top turf sprinters on the circuit when he’s on his game, Tribalist, who is out of the Cee’s Tizzy mare Ultimate Summer, will be ridden for the first time by Flavien Prat in what will be his 14th career start. A close third in the 2017 California Flag at 6 ½ furlongs down the hillside turf course, Tribalist will need to show his customary early zip on Saturday.THE CALIFORNIA FLAG HANDICAP WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 6 of 8  Approximate post time 3 p.m. PTWhat a View–Tyler Baze–122Tribalist–Flavien Prat–121King Abner–Martin Garcia–119General Interest–Rafael Bejarano–116Castle–Abel Cedillo–117My Friend Emma–Silvio Amador–121Portando–Ruben Fuentes–116Grinning Tiger–Heriberto Figueroa–117First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Brett Hodgson to join Wests Tigers coaching staff

first_imgThe 39-year-old is currently assistant coach at the Widnes Vikings and will join Wests Tigers for the start of the 2018 pre-season.Hodgson said he was looking forward to coming back to Wests Tigers in a coaching capacity.”I’m extremely happy to be returning to Wests Tigers, the memories have been flooding back to me and I’m looking forward to getting started,” Hodgson said. “Ivan and the staff have made many changes and I feel now is the perfect time to return as the club enters this new era.”The playing roster for next year is one of the things that excited me the most about joining Wests Tigers,” he said. “I’ve been impressed with what Ivan is planning and his recruitment is very smart. Next year is shaping up to be something really special and I can’t wait to be a part of that.” Photo: Copyright: NRL Photos. (Brett Hodgson will join the Wests Tigers as an assistant coach).last_img read more

Swimmers warm up for finals

first_imgAll eyes will be on Golden Fish Ryan Pini as he takes on lane four in the 50m backstroke. Pini will be competing against second fastest Teiki Dupont of Tahiti who clocked in a time of 26:81 sec in the heats behind Pini’s 26:22 sec.New Caledonia pair Kevin Calmettes and Julien Goyetche will also be competing with Pini. Fiji duo William Clark and Gordon Thompson are also swimmers to watch out for. In the women 100m freestyle, Savannah Tkatchenko and Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane will be competing in the finals. PNG will also be hoping for gold from Sam Seghers who finished first in his heat in the men 200m freestyle. Britney Murray will be competing in the women 400m medley finals while Ashley Seeto and Ryan Maskelyne will be competing for a medal in the men 100m breaststroke. A large crowd is already here in gold, red and black ready to support our seven PNG swimmers.last_img read more

Hockey Gold medal play offs today

first_imgAnd history will be made for the Vanuatu men’s team who play off for Gold for the first time in history of the Hockey Oceania Federation.This is the first time hockey is played at the Pacific Games, the only international events the code was involved in are the Oceania games and Arafura games.The men’s gold medal play off is between undefeated favourites Fiji and Vanuatu at 2:30 today.PNG plays Solomon Islands for Bronze at 11:30.In the women’s medal play off, Vanuatu will play Tonga for Bronze from 10 this morning.The PNG women will go against Fiji who was unbeaten in the competition winning all four of their matches at 1pm.last_img read more

Koke reviews his most special decade as rojiblanco

first_imgThus, with the title of a Special Decade he has hung on his social media profile a chain of unforgettable moments for him and for the club. His first goal with Atlético in 2011; its first Europa League and the European Super Cup in 2012; the Copa del Rey and the European Under-21 in 2013 and the 2014 League. Koke also highlights in 2015 the first time he acted as captain in a club game of his life or in 2016 when he was nominated in the top 30 World players 2017 was the year of goodbye to Vicente Calderón, where he enjoyed both the grass and the stands. In the 2017-18 season came his second Europa League, a campaign more than special because he ended up getting married.“The responsibility of being the first Atleti captain and the birth of Leo. Thanks to all who have made it possible! For another ten years of football, passion and great success. HAPPY 2020!” Koke closes its end of the year review. The vallecano, to open the new year has offered with the captains of the first male and female team. A toast because Atlético remains among the best in 2020. Koke lives a very special Christmas. The Atlético captain has just been a father for the first time and at only 27 years old he is already the fifth player in the history of the club in games played. In addition, he has already won seven titles. His name is linked to the recent bright stage of the team and, on the occasion of the new year, he wanted to review what has been a memorable time in the club and of which he has been a great protagonist.last_img read more

“It’s amazing to debut and mark in the first one you have”

first_imgBig debut: “Debuting first and scoring this goal is a dream.”How was the time to leave: “The mister had decided to support me, told me to go out and try to score something that thank God I have done” The player had been in the field for a very short time, since he had entered in the 87th minute of the match, to end up scoring the goal of his team’s victory two minutes after being on the field. The goal: “I have seen the opportunity to enter the space, it is true that Manu has given me a great pass and I have seen the option of finishing off the door. The truth is that when I have seen the option I have decided to hit it hard and I have closed my eyes in the beating, and when I have opened them I have seen the ball inside. ”Quarry Club: “I know that I am in a club that is committed to the people of the quarry, I am in the third team, but I have always had the support and confidence of the coach.”To follow the same: “My thing is to work and wait for my chance, so that’s my idea right now.”last_img read more

Gutierrez: “I don’t care if they can dismiss me”

first_imgLaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 13, 2020 José María Gutiérrez is on the tightrope despite the fact that his team is in second position and in the thirteen days that Madrid has been leading the red and whites, they have promotion numbers. The technician does not shy away from speaking when asked about a possible removal. “I am not worried that names of substitutes will come out or that they can dismiss me. I came knowing that it was a good project where the owner had things clear and that could happen at any moment. The result of Saturday will not influence my future”, answer back.The Indian coach is aware that El Alcoraz is not an encounter. “It is not just the three points, but the fact of facing a good opponent with the same goal and coming from not doing things as we would like. Cheerfully, if the team is capable of winning, it will come in handy. “, recognizes without pulling topics, aware that the Oscense team is the best place in the category. “It is a complicated game for both of us because Huesca at home is very solid and good. We come from three bad results and what better place to continue above than a field where the opponent also wants to ascend,” he says. Gutierrez seeks an improvement at the defensive level, while being the protagonist with the ball. “I would like to control defensively and offensively be vertical, we will see how the game takes place. We are two teams that want to have the ball, play and go against it with an attractive football. We will see that, “he says, before talking about the requirement and the numbers of Pedro Emanuel (he would overcome them only if he beat El Alcoraz. “The requirement is maximum, I do not know if it is too much or too little, but from the first days the team is up and it is normal to go up when there are fewer games left. Overcoming the numbers of Pedro Emanuel is not the important thing, but other types of things, those do not worry me, “he says.Finally, he talks about the agape celebrated yesterday and the youth of his staff. “It was a meal of players who have come new to integrate into the group and the truth was that it was quite good. Everything about being together in bad times and being able to chat and be together is always good. “, affirms about the first. “Youth can be an advantage and an inconvenience. In the case of the game against Racing it was an inconvenience and in other senses of life it is an advantage for things that when you mature you see differently,” he concludes.last_img read more

Haaland, the fashion forward whose idol was Michu

first_imgIt started as a train, with four goals and two assists in his first three games in the Premier. In the middle of the season he left a small scoring pothole, with two goals in the Emirates or the equalizer of the draw to Manchester United. He also scored in the final of the EFL Cup, against Bradford. An absolute success, before the calvary of his ankle, which caused him to retire from football prematurely. For the year of its international debut, Erling Haaland was only 13 years old, but the first memories are the ones that mark the most, especially for training on the pitch.Haaland tagged Michu in his Instagram posts. A fact that is striking, but reminiscent, so many years later, the impact that the current sports director of Burgos had in the Premier League. Do youRemember the classic ‘Nice to Michu’? Everything was born in a great season at Rayo Vallecano, with which he scored 15 goals and gave 4 assists in the league. That helped him make the leap to the United Kingdom, specifically the Swansea. He left his identity stamp, of course. His roar was impregnated on the walls of Liberty Stadium, which celebrated 22 goals in 43 games in its first season. Even for weeks it was stipulated with the possibility that it was pichichi. He stayed in fifth position. At 19 years old, Erling Haaland is becoming one of the great figures of European football. Eight goals in the first phase of the Champions League, including a hat-trick, and the fact of celebrating somewhat in five of his six matches guarantee this. Such talent was already prepared to take another leap in his sports career and, in this same winter market, He left Salzburg to wear the shirt of Borussia de Dortmund. Given their scoring figures, it would not be surprising if their referents were Ronaldo, Christian, Messi, Didier Drogba or even David town. Nevertheless, a voracious ovetense attacker was the one who enchanted him.Miguel Pérez Cuesta, known to everyone as Michu, was Haaland’s childhood idol, to the point of tag it in your first Instagram posts above your own silhouette. The protagonist himself considers an “honor” this anecdote. Such is the admiration I had for him that these publications dated August 2016, when the Spanish footballer had not played for months in Swansea and the injuries had punished him harshly. In other words, the fashion forward did not forget Michu despite all his problems and took him as a reference in his formative years as a tip.center_img Michu: “It’s an honor”The injuries forced Michu to leave professional football ahead of time, but he wanted to remain linked to the sport that gave him everything even far from the pitch. In 2017 he shared with his brother a first step in the Langreo, where he was sports director. From there he went to the club of his loves, the Oviedo, in which he played the same role for seven months. Already in December, he boarded the ship of Burgos, an ambitious project with the intention of achieving promotion to LaLiga SmartBank sooner rather than later.Nevertheless, Michu continues to enjoy the highest level football from a distance and the Haaland explosion has not gone unnoticed for him either. Asked by AS, who was the reference of the Dortmund player considered an “honor” to look at him in his beginnings. “It is a great player. I think it will become a world crack“, points out the ovetense. Of course, in regard to their similarities and differences in the field of play, Michu is clear: “He is a much better player than me (laughs)”.last_img read more

Raúl joins Rodrygo and Reinier against the colista

first_imgProbable alignments of Castilla-SanseCastile: Altube; Guillem, Gila, Javi Hernández, Fran García; Baeza, Blanco and Reinier; Rodrygo, Marc Gual and Fidalgo.Sanse: Xabi Irureta; Tomás Kosut, Miguel Muñoz, Albert Esteller, Rubén Valverde, Felipe Sáez; Marcos Gullón, Galindo, Raúl Hernández, Trabazo; and Fer Ruiz.Time: five pm.Stadium: Alfredo di Estéfano.Referee: J. Tárraga (Com. Valencian).TV: RealmadridtvJournal AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Probable alignments of Castilla-Sanse.AS newspaper After almost five months, Rodrygo goes down to Castilla to help him in his purpose of climbing. With the subsidiary, so far, he has completed the games against Langreo (0-0) and Rayo Majadahonda (3-1), the latter on September 28 with a goal and a superior performance. Zidane met with him on Friday to explain to him that, for the third time in a row, he would not include him in the list of elders and that he would reinforce Raúl’s team to keep up the tone for when he pulls him again.Lightning will be the squire of exception of Reinier, which was presented Tuesday at the Bernabéu and has already lived, rather enjoyed, its first week with Castilla. The carioca is delighted with Raúl, who I really wanted to meet for his career as a player. Your connection has started very well and The midfielder hopes to debut as a starter.With those two headliners, 70 million investment, will have to deal with Sanse, colista and six points from the penultimate. In the first leg he touched the victory, but Castilla waited for him the party at the discount. Eighth, Raul’s team has fourth place, which closes the playoff, six points. The margin of error is getting smaller, just like the probability of failing with Rodrygo and Renier.last_img read more