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No. 7 NSU Escapes Elimination, Win 4-3 Over No. 6 ACU

first_imgAbilene Christian’s right-handed pitcher Hannah Null gave up her first of the game in the fourth inning when Julie Rawls ripped a single to right field for the Lady Demons. She tossed a complete game with seven strikeouts and five hits.Micaela Bouvier earned the win on a six-inning, four hit effort. She recorded seven strikes before teammate Mikayla Brown finished the game and tallied a save. Tournament Central | Box ScoreLAKE CHARLES, La. – No. 7 Northwestern State just hung on 4-3 for the win over No. 6 Abilene Christian in game two of the 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La.The Lady Demons advance to the second round of the tournament to face No. 3 McNeese at 6:30 p.m. CT tonight. The winner will play No. 2 Stephen F. Austin at 1:30 p.m. tomorrow while the other will face an elimination game Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.It all came down to the bottom of the seventh with the bases loaded and two outs for Abilene Christian, down by just one run. Allyson Bishop was at the plate with a 2-2 count and sent a hard line drive that a diving Toni Herbert secured to give Northwestern State the win. The Lady Demons picked up the win behind a big sixth inning that saw them drive in all their runs. The Lady Demons got on the board when left fielder Kaitlyn St. Clair sent a sacrifice fly to centerfield to score second baseman Cayla Jones. Designated player Codi Vernace then singled to centerfield to score Elise Vincent before first baseman Hayley Barbazon cracked a homer to right field off the McNeese “intimidator” to extend the NSU lead to 4-1.center_img NSU had an early scare in the bottom of the third, forcing ACU’s second baseman Holly Neese to fly out to right field to end the frame leaving the bases loaded. In the next inning, catcher Kayla Keeling smacked the left-field pole on the second pitch of the frame to put the Wildcats ahead 1-0.last_img read more

Rugby community farewells former All Black Dylan Mika

first_imgPhoto/ 1 News. Caption: Dylan Mika in a test against the Wallabies. The 45-year-old New Zealand born athlete lived with type one diabetes throughout most of his rugby career and died from a suspected heart failure last week. Former Black Fern Vania Wolfgramme says NZ Rugby has been inundated with tributes for the late Dylan Mika.”Probably one of our rare talents… He played over 50 games for Auckland and captained the team, two tests for the Manu, seven test matches for the All Blacks. You know when they say ‘Grow in the game and go back to your roots,’ he was one of those men.”The public service for Dylan Mika was held at Eden Park.last_img

Power lifting champ Linda Paulson is PNG flag bearer

first_imgIn the team farewell ceremony last night at the Murray Barracks oval, the Prime Minister Peter O’Neill was handed the flag by the representative guards of the Royal Pacific Islands Regiment following which he announced the flag bearer and handed over the flag to Paulson to carry.When announcing the flag bearer, mistress of ceremony Ellie Webb said that the chosen athlete embodied all that was good about the team and embodied sporting abilities and achievements and would  proudly represent the nation and lead Team PNG in the opening ceremony.Webb says that Paulson was a humble athlete who was committed and displayed the virtues of honesty and an example of what sports could do for people.She says that Paulson was a dedicated member of the athletes commission and was now a senior athlete who had represented PNG on the international stage with distinction.Recently being a world record holder and gold medalist, she is a three times gold medalist at the Pacific Games with aims to bag another gold in front of the home crowd.Speaking to Loop PNG after the announcement an emotional Paulson says that she was humbled and touched by the choice for her to carry the flag and lead the home contingent into the opening ceremony.She says that she was also excited and wished all her team mates a good Games, adding that they must perform and give the visitors a good fight as they were competing on home soil.In the flag handover ceremony, the military guards marched on with the PNG flag and handed it to their Commander in Chief, the Prime Minister who in turn handed it to Paulson.last_img read more

Junior AFL players need financial help

first_imgThese 13 players are part of the Under 16 PNG AFL PNG Binatangs players who have been selected to join other talented junior AFL players in the Pacific to make up the South Pacific team.The team will compete in the Queensland State U/16 Championships and also attend the South Pacific Talent Camp in Australia.     It will be held from April 26  to May 3, 2016 at Burpengary Sports Complex and the Yeronga AFL Park, North Brisbane.The players are; Kelly Kaugla (Pom) Douglas Junior Lai (Pom), Sylvester Wesley (Hagen), Hewago Oea (Pom), Apex Paul (Pom), Terry George (Lae), Charliong Gilipa (Lae), Sipa Ramu (Lae), Mathew Jesse (Hagen), Justin            Murava (Kavieng), Jonathon Bagot (Kavieng), Elizah Boas (Kimbe), and Dominic Wario (Lae).The levy fee is K1,200 for an individual player, and the total cost for the 13 boys to travel is K10,000.The money will be used to pay for their travel and accommodation.For more information call the AFL PNG office and ask for William Yogomin (AFL PNG talent manager).last_img read more

WNB names boxing team for PNG Games

first_imgHead coach Leo Spinks Ruru confirmed both men and women’s divisions who will be competing in the Light Fly Weight, Bantam, Feather Weight, Light Weight, Light Welter, Middle Weight, Light Heavy Weight, and Heavy Weight categories.The Provincial Team over the past weeks had boxing clubs and their boxers contesting in those categories hosted at the Independence Park in Kimbe.The local boxing clubs of Mai, Tavur, Goma, Desert, Kassia Hornets, Talakom and Gila thrilled boxing fans with their display of skills over the past weekends.Female boxers selected to represent the boxing team are: Sia Stanley, Theresia Banatsi, Franklyn Aitam, Lisa Wura, Tina Tangole, Judith Bart, Grace Jimbira, Josepha Malala, Samantha Bart and Pauline Jimbira. The reserves are Sharon David and Gail Bakini. Seven of the boxers were selected from Tavur, while the other two are Goma and one each from Desert and Mai clubs.Male boxers selected are: Otto Rave, Bito Komboli, Zephaniah Ruru, Darren Suluma, Noel Spinks Aumi, Isidor Talingapua, Jones Madi, Nigel Rame, Colentine Valio, Israel Mautu and one reserve, Albert Ragi. Kassia Hornets had 4 of their boxers selected, Tavur had three boxers, Gila, Talakom and Mai each had one each of their boxers selected.The boxing team from WNB have also named their final management team for this year’s 7th BSP PNG Games with the head coach as Leo Spinks Ruru, trainer – Nick Tupi while the men’s team manager is Patrick Loku and Francesca Sogen as the women’s team manageress. Their technical officer is Steven Meta.The selected boxers of 10 men and 10 women will also be representing Team WNB in the National Boxing Championships in Aitape this September as their lead-up to the BSP PNG Games.They are currently seeking financial assistance to secure travel, accommodation and registration fees for the National Boxing Championships. All WNB citizens are asked to support the current fundraising drives hosted by the team.last_img read more

LeBron makes history, drills game-winner in OT against Bucks

first_imgMilwaukee took a 108-107 lead on a tip-in by Giannis Antetokounmpo with 1:12 left. Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving missed a 3-pointer from the left corner on the next possession, but Jabari Parker’s lay-in attempt at the other end curled out.James was fouled on the rebound by Antetokounmpo, his sixth. James then hit the deep 3-pointer to put Cleveland up 110-108.Parker was fouled on a layup attempt on the ensuing possession but missed both free throws. Irving hit a pair of free throws with 15.7 seconds left to make it 112-108.James had 34 points and Irving 28 for Cleveland, which had lost at Milwaukee 118-101 on Nov. 29. Parker had 30 points and Antetokounmpo added 25. The two teams meet again Wednesday night in Cleveland.The Bucks scored the final seven points of regulation to send it into overtime tied at 100.Parker scored on a drive to put Milwaukee up 104-102, but Richard Jefferson was fouled on a three-point attempt and hit all three free throws to put Cleveland back ahead 105-104. Antetokounmpo answered with a short jumper from the lane to put the Bucks in front 106-105.Jefferson scored on a baseline drive, but Antetokounmpo made a tip-in to give the Bucks the 108-107 lead with 1:12 left.The Cavaliers took a 100-93 lead on Irving’s 3-pointer with 2:32 left in regulation, but Greg Monroe’s inside basket and Tony Snell’s 3-pointer cut it to 100-98 with 47 seconds remaining.After a missed 3-pointer by James, Parker scored on an inside spin move from the left side to tie it at 100 with 15.5 seconds left. Irving missed a 3-pointer from the top of the key with 1 second left.After trailing by 18 during the first half, the Bucks scored the first five points of the third quarter, going in front 58-57 on Dellavedova’s 3-pointer for their first lead since the opening minute.James and Channing Frye hit consecutive three-pointers to put the Cavs up 77-71 with 3:30 left in the third quarter. Cleveland led 84-78 entering the fourth quarter.last_img read more

Zidane invents goal

first_imgBefore the need, virtue. Zidane has applied common sense and while collecting every goal that Benzema gives him, he has had to find his life to continue finding the honeycomb of rich honey just when the French tip has not seen the door or has been injured, as has recently been the case. This is what Marseille has done in the transit from 2019 to 2020. The last eight goals of Madrid have come from players who are not forwards. On January 4 in 0-3 to Getafe (Varane double and Modric’s double), 3-1 to Valencia (Kroos, Isco and Modric) in the Arabic Supercup and the two to Seville this Saturday, from ‘Casemiro Nazario de Lima ‘, as Álvaro Benito tweeted. Madrid has been winning titles in the last five years by jumping to the bullfighter theory of the short blanket of Tim, that coach of the San Lorenzo Argentina of the sixties who said that “if you cover your head you uncover your feet and if you cover your feet, you uncover your head.” From a Madrid that won the Champions League by crushing up without caring to be passive back to this new remodeled by Zidane in which better protect first ‘The giraffe’ Courtois (that’s what Reguilón gave him affectionately) and from there see who scratches a goal in the opposite area. It happened again against Sevilla. Without Benzema, nor Jovic neither Rodrygo far from Lucas Vázquez, the theoretical specialists, had hardly any offensive impact. Zero shots between the three …The solution was in Casemiro …Another shows that Zidane waters the flower himself with his tactical ideas. Casemiro’s double was not a coincidence. Zizou ordered Kroos and Modric to retreat to cover the Brazilian zone and he, on the other hand, go up to the attack to surprise as fake nine the little elastic Gudelj. So Casemiro hunted Sevilla first with his right, then head and was about hat-trick Perfect with left handed.A palpable inertia, that of finding resources, from which Zidane took the chest: “Any of my players can make a difference in the offensive part.” The figures confirm it. Of the 53 white goals this course, Benzema, Rodrygo, Bale, Vinicius, Jovic, Hazard and Lucas scored 29 goals. The other 24 have come, among others, from unexpected players like Modric (five, record in Madrid), Kroos (four, to one of his best record) and Varane (three, also one of his record) …last_img read more

Albert Ramos says goodbye in quarters against Schwartzman

first_imgAlbert Ramos He has mentioned goodbye this morning of the event of Córdoba (Argentina), of the ATP 250 class and performed on clay, after falling in his quarterfinal match with the primary seed, the Argentine Diego Schwartzman (6-0, 7-6 (0)). The Catalan, quantity 42 in the world and remaining because the solely Spanish of the South American contest, He was unable to make the most of any of his two break alternatives in the course of the match and exhibited a poor 49% of factors earned together with his first service – by 79% of the native tennis participant. Thus, Schwartzman endorsed a ‘rosco’ in the first set, which completed in lower than half an hour. Already in the second spherical, after each defended their respective serves and that there have been no breaks, every part was determined in the ‘tie-break’, the place Ramos couldn’t obtain any mini-point.On this means, Schwartzman will face Serbian Laslo Djere in the semifinals, that additionally eradicated the Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero (6-7 (5), 6-3, 7-6 (5)).last_img read more

League of Nations returns

first_imgBut Luis Enrique is League of Nations yet it is too far. Because first we will have to dispute the Eurocup, tournament for which Spain will prepare thoroughly from the end of this month. The coach will give the list of the summoned for the friendly versus Germany (Thursday 26, Wanda Metropolitano) and Holland (Sunday 29, Amsterdam Arena) on Friday 20. It will be the last call before the definitive with the 23 chosen for the Eurocup, which will arrive in May. That is why it is very possible, sure, that Luis Enrique speaks today in Holland more about the immediate than about the League of Nations, for which there will be plenty of time.What now occupies the coach is to solve the enigma in the goal, with Kepa ignored, From Gea pointed out and Pau deteriorated. In addition, Luis Enrique has to decide what to do with the plants, where only Sergio Ramos is fixed, whether or not you keep your bet with Cazorla and if it is worth the Villarreal front (Gerard Moreno and Alcácer) as spearhead of the National Team in the European Championship.Then, if you have a while, you will start thinking about the League of Nations, in which Spain will debut in September. The LIGA A drums of the Nations League.ACE Luis Enrique reappears this tuesday in Amsterdam to attend to the draw for the second edition of the League of Nations, a tournament that Spain went through without penalty or glory in its debut, which coincided precisely with that of the Spaniard in his first stage as coach. A hundred Eurocup days, which is what mainly occupies and worries Luis Enrique, the only thing that restless of the League of Nations is el possible crossing with Cristiano Ronaldo, potential rival of La Roja. Holland, England and Sweden They are also possible rivals of the drum 1.Spain too will share group with a selection between Bosnia, Ukraine, Denmark and Sweden (those of hype 3), and another country between Croatia, Iceland, Poland and Germany, which won the downgrade in the first edition of the League of Nations but to which the UEFA has recalled with a timely change of format.last_img read more

Boca and Galatasaray embitter the start of Florentino Pérez

first_imgIf you can boast of anything Florentino Pérez is to be the President with best record of Real Madrid after Santiago Bernabeu: In his two stages at the helm of the white club, he has won four Leagues, five Champions, two Copa del Rey, one Intercontinental, four Club World Cups, four European Super Cups and four other Spanish Super Cups. And although his first season as president of Madrid (2000-2001) he was a true success, with the galactic signing of Figo and the conquest of the leagueFlorentino met the bitter taste of defeat as soon as he arrived in his first two finals as president of the white club, in the European Super Cup against Galatasaray and at the Intercontinental before Boca Juniors. Real Madrid came from win the eighth in Paris against Valencia (3-0) with a team that ended fifth in LaLiga and what did you find in the interim Vicente del Bosque, who had replaced Toshack in the mid 99/00, a full man Able to know how to deal with a locker room full of egos, as historically has been the target, and turn it into a champion team. The then president Lorenzo Sanz, overwhelmed by his recent wins (two Champions in three years) called elections under the guarantee of his sporting successes, which made him think he was invincible, and took a setback. Florentino beat him at the polls with the promise to the members that he would sign the Barcelona player Luis Figo, considered then the best player in the world, for 60 million euros. Florentino was contractually tied to the Portuguese, who reached an agreement with the candidate with the idea of ​​putting pressure on Barça to improve his salary assuming that Sanz would win the elections. But Florentino got away with it.In addition to the Portuguese, Pérez signed that year Caesar for goal, to Munitis and Solari to reinforce the attack and Flavio Conçeicao, Celades and Makelele to replace the loss of Fernando Redondo, one of the closest men to Lorenzo Sanz in the white dressing room. Round had been the game director Madrid in six previous seasons, in which Madrid won two Champions, two Leagues and an Intercontinental and in which the Argentinean alone took the baton from the midfield of Madrid, and his low was noticed in the first matches of the new Florentine stage. In fact, Florentino’s first official meeting as manager of Real Madrid was the final of the European Super Cup that faced whites with the UEFA champion Galatasaray, and it turned out to be his first big stick as president. Mircea Lucescu had collected the reins of the Galatasaray after the Fatih Terim march, that same summer he signed for Milan as soon as he won UEFA. The transfer of powers between two of the best technicians in the history of Eastern Europe could not have started better. In the first Super Cup that faced the champion of the Champions League with that of UEFA (previously the Recopa champion went) the Turks, led by Jardel and Hagi they beat Madrid in overtime (2-1) with a golden goal from the Brazilian striker, who had already scored the previous goal for his team (Raúl scored the goal for Madrid) and which left Florentino without his first title and what would have been the first European Super Cup in the white cabinets .center_img Few moths later it was Boca Juniors in the Intercontinental Cup who would postpone Florentino’s first success. Carlos Bianchi he directed the Buenos Aires team, which had just won the Libertadores at the start of one of the best stages in its history (the Argentines would achieve three liberators in four years), with two players who stood out above the rest: Martín Palermo and Juan Román Riquelme. Boca won (2-1) but the result was short after seeing what happened on the grass. Argentines they danced to Madrid with a spectacular Riquelme and Palermo made both goals from Buenos Aires shortly after the match started. The goal of Roberto Carlos it only served to make up the marker.Despite these two hard knocks, the Madrid was a real hammer pylon in the League. Makelele took the position in the midfield, Figo took very little in adapting to the team and Raúl, who finished pichichi, He led a team that successfully won the domestic competition. To the next year The Ninth would come and two seasons later Florentino removed the thorn from his first months as president with the conquest of the Supercup against Feyenoord (3-1) and the Intercontinental against Olimpia de Paraguay (2-1).last_img read more