ACU’s Gerlach, NSU’s Steels Grab Women’s Indoor Weekly Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Briahna Gerlach and Northwestern State’s Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Gerlach took first place in the mile at the Texas Tech Invitational in Lubbock, Texas, over the weekend. The junior toppled the 14-woman field with a 4:58.74 pace in order to nab a personal-best performance and her first individual win of the 2020 indoor season.Steels bolstered her already impressive resume with a pair of top-five finishes at the Houston Invitational this past weekend. The senior nailed a 21-02.0 (6.45m) long jump on her fourth attempt of the afternoon, grabbing a gold medal along the way. She also finished fifth overall in the triple jump with a mark of 40-11.5 (12.48m).Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Briahna Gerlach, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Gakona, AlaskaGerlach climbed to No. 2 on the Southland Conference Indoor performance list Saturday after winning the mile event at the Texas Tech Invitational. Gerlach completed the race at 4:58.74 for a personal best in just her second appearance of the season. Honorable Mention: Julie Emmerson, Lamar; Arina Kleshchukova, New Orleans; Omo Oboh, Nicholls; Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State; Imani Nave, Stephen F. Austin.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Sr. – College Station, TexasSteels took home two top-five performances in the long jump and triple jump events at the Houston Invitational last weekend. Her 21-02.0 long jump is the longest in the Southland by more than 2 feet and ranks second nationally. She also set an indoor personal record in the triple jump with a 40-11.5, moving her to second in the conference and 54th nationally.Honorable Mention: Megan Kirby, Abilene Christian; Kaitlin Smith, Houston Baptist; Nissi Kabongo, Stephen F. Austin.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Koeman also says no

first_imgThe Dutch coach, therefore, discards himself as Xavi to participate in the firing operation of Ernesto Valverde. The board is still looking. The desperate search for a technician to fill the position of Ernesto Valverde for the remainder of the season is already desperate. As reported in Catalunya Ràdio, the journalist Lluís Canut, the Dutch coach Ronald Koeman has also rejected the possibility of joining the Blaugrana club immediately.According to the report of the journalist, Koeman was surprised by the call from Barcelona. The Dutchman has an escape clause from the national team to go to Barcelona, ​​which can only be activated after the European Championship this summer.last_img read more

Nets’ national anthem singer kneels to finish performance

first_imgIt’s too early to present Duterte’s ‘legacy’ – Lacson Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Last December in Philadelphia, Sevyn Streeter performed the anthem wearing a “We Matter” jersey before the 76ers’ game against the Los Angeles Lakers.The R&B artist had been scheduled to sing earlier before the 76ers’ home opener, but was scratched by the team two minutes before the performance because she was wearing a “We Matter” T-shirt. Following backlash from players and other members of the organization, the 76ers apologized to Streeter two days later and invited her to sing at a future game.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set FILE – Houston Rockets guard James Harden, center, links arms with his teammates during the playing of the National Anthem before an NBA pre-season game between the Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder on Oct. 3. APNEW YORK — The national anthem singer at the Brooklyn Nets’ home opener took a knee at the end of her performance.Justine Skye was nearing the completion of the song Friday night when she went to one knee for the finish. There were some cheers, but appeared to be more boos from the crowd at Barclays Center to see the Nets play the Orlando Magic.ADVERTISEMENT Jo Koy: My brain always wants to think funny Margot Robbie talks about filming ‘Bombshell’s’ disturbing sexual harassment scene MOST READ Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch suspended game for shoving official Kiss-and-tell matinee idol’s conquests: True stories or tall tales?center_img Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ Jake says relationship with Shaina ‘goes beyond physical attraction’ LATEST STORIES OSG plea to revoke ABS-CBN franchise ‘a duplicitous move’ – Lacson Skye, who is black, is a recording artist from Brooklyn for Roc Nation. Rapper Jay-Z, the agency’s founder, was a part-owner of the Nets when they moved to Brooklyn five years agoPlayers from both teams stood along the foul lines during her performance, as NBA players have continued to do. Unlike the NFL, where some players have followed Colin Kaepernick’s lead and taken a knee during the anthem, the NBA has a rule requiring players to stand.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSRedemption is sweet for Ginebra, Scottie ThompsonSPORTSMayweather beats Pacquiao, Canelo for ‘Fighter of the Decade’SPORTSFederer blasts lack of communication on Australian Open smog“We recognize that tonight’s national anthem singer kneeled briefly at the end of her performance and we were not aware that she was going to do so,” a Nets spokeswoman said.Skye isn’t the first anthem singer to make a statement during a performance. Coco’s house rules on ‘Probinsyano’ set Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. View commentslast_img read more

NBA: Refs missed 2 late calls in Celtics win over Sixers

first_imgCarpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award LATEST STORIES The report also confirmed officials missed a traveling violation on Celtics guard Marcus Smart with 1.5 seconds remaining when he intercepted Ben Simmons’ desperation full-court pass from the opposite baseline.That call would have given Philadelphia the ball back.But despite the disappointment of their playoff exit, the young 76ers were sounding a note of optimism after an overachieving season that included 52 regular-season wins and their first playoff series victory since 2012.Embiid, who missed his first two seasons after being drafted in 2014 and suffered a knee injury last season, is expecting to make great strides after staying healthy and playing 71 games in the 2017-18 campaign.“This is my first year going into a summer healthy,” he said. “I think next year is going to be an MVP type season for me.ADVERTISEMENT Draymond Green elevates game, brings it on both ends for W’s View comments “I want to be a leader. Being an MVP candidate shows you bring your team to where it has to go, and I want to be that type of guy.“I have a lot of room to grow – post moves, ball handling, passing. But I think it starts with my body.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Green group flags ‘overkill’ use of plastic banderitas in Manila Sto. Niño feast P16.5-M worth of aid provided for Taal Volcano eruption victims — NDRRMC MOST READ Scientists seek rare species survivors amid Australia flames Jo Koy draws ire for cutting through Cebu City traffic with ‘wang-wang’ In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Truck driver killed in Davao del Sur road accident Celtics center Aron Baynes should have been called for a shooting foul when Sixers big man Embiid attempted a game-tying layup with 14.6 seconds remaining.The report said Baynes made “contact to Embiid’s arm that affects his shot attempt near the rim.”FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown“I mean the play unfolded, and I mean the refs, they had a great game, I thought they were great tonight,” Embiid said after the game that saw the Celtics advance to play the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference finals.“But I mean I felt like there was something on that last play, but you can’t really do anything about it. But they did a great job the whole night.” ‘Stop romanticizing Pinoy resilience’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid, right, looks to pass the ball, as Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier steps over him during the first quarter of Game 5 of an NBA basketball playoff series in Boston, Wednesday, May 9, 2018. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid was right in thinking he was fouled with 14.6 seconds left in his team’s season-ending playoff loss to the Boston Celtics, the NBA confirmed Thursday.In the league’s Last Two Minute Report on officiating in the late stages of the Celtics’ 114-112 triumph, the league said game officials missed two key calls against Boston.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

KicksStalker: PH players bring LeBron’s ‘Agimat’ to Fiba 3×3 World Cup

first_imgLacson: Calamity fund cut; where did P4 billion go? With “Agimat” once again carrying the tagline “Mula Mandirigma sa Mandirigma (From one warrior to another),” the words “Para Sa Kadakilaan (For greatness)” are printed in gold at the back of the shoe.The PH men’s 3×3 team for the Fiba 3×3 World Cup. CONTRIBUTED PHOTOPBA players Stanley Pringle, Christian Standhardinger, Troy Rosario, and Roger Pogoy will don the Philippine color’s in the stacked men’s action where they are bracketed with some of the tournament’s best teams.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownThey will face Brazil and Mongolia on June 9, then Canada and Russia on June 11.The women’s team in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup.Meanwhile, Afril Bernardino, Jack Danielle Aminam, Gemma Miranda, and Janine Pontejos will carry the flag in the women’s side. The Philippine teams in the Fiba 3×3 World Cup will be rocking LeBron James’ latest Filipino-themed shoes against the best streetballers in the world.The country’s representatives in the men’s and women’s division of the five-day tournament at Philippine Arena will be debuting James’ latest shoe drop, the LeBron Soldier 12 “Agimat” colorway, which heavily features Filipino elements.ADVERTISEMENT PH women’s volleyball team lineup to be released soon Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Weinstein rape trial Dave Chappelle donates P1 million to Taal relief operations LATEST STORIES Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew China population now over 1.4 billion as birthrate falls Winfrey details her decision to withdraw from Simmons filmcenter_img View comments MOST READ The ladies will clash with Netherlands and Germany on June 8 then Spain and Hungary on June 10.The top two teams from each bracket advance tothe quarterfinals and then will play knockout games all the way to the final, all one June 12.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Steam emission over Taal’s main crater ‘steady’ for past 24 hours Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikinalast_img read more

Goatee & goals turn this into Cristiano Ronaldo’s World Cup

first_imgLATEST STORIES Ronaldo’s competition with Lionel Messi is the great Millennial rivalry in sports, soccer’s version of Ali vs. Frazier, Bird vs. Magic, DiMaggio vs. Williams.They’ve split the last 10 FIFA Player of the Year awards. Ronaldo has won four Champions League titles with Real Madrid in the past decade, Messi three with Barcelona.Ronaldo covets attention. After the first of his three goals against Spain in Portugal’s opener last week, Ronaldo stroked his chin as he ran in celebration. Adidas is running an advertisement featuring Messi with a real goat.No question Ronaldo works hard to be the best, whether it’s effort in training, nutrition to keep his body resembling Michelangelo’s “David” or ensuring proper rest.“He does everything he needs to be better every day,” Portugal defender Cedric said.ADVERTISEMENT Jury of 7 men, 5 women selected for Harvey Weinstein rape trial Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player award Taal victims get help from Kalayaan town Gems removed, Ronaldo headed in Joao Moutinho’s cross after Bernardo Silva’s short corner kick in the fourth minute to become the career international scoring leader among European players, and followed with one of his look-at-me-me-me celebratory runs. Ronaldo’s tournament-high fourth goal stood up for a 1-0 win over a tenacious Moroccan team on Wednesday, putting the European champions in good position to advance to the World Cup’s knockout rounds.Prolific scorer, pretty boy. Acrobat, diver. Winner, whiner.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSAfter winning title, time for LA Tenorio to give back to Batangas folkSPORTSTim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crownGoatee and goals are turning this into Ronaldo’s World Cup at 33, past the age considered a soccer player’s prime,“He’s like a port wine,” Portugal coach Fernando Santos said through a translator. “He knows how to refine his capacity and age at his best.” Cloudy skies over Luzon due to amihan Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Jiro Manio arrested for stabbing man in Marikina Volcano watch: Island fissures steaming, lake water receding Christopher Tolkien, son of Lord of the Rings author, dies aged 95center_img Cilic beats Muller to set up quarterfinal against Querrey at Queen’s Club Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Bicol riders extend help to Taal evacuees View comments Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew MOST READ Portugal’s Cristiano Ronaldo celebrates after scoring the opening goal during the group B match between Portugal and Morocco at the 2018 soccer World Cup in the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, June 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)MOSCOW — Cristiano Ronaldo walked out for warmups at sun-splashed Luzhniki Stadium with diamonds affixed to each earlobe and a new goatee sprouting from his chin — like a goat, get it? Greatest of All Time.He sparkled, even before the opening whistle of Portugal’s World Cup match against Morocco. And then he validated his flashy look with another glittering goal.ADVERTISEMENT In fight vs corruption, Duterte now points to Ayala, MVP companies as ‘big fish’ Ronaldo’s 85th goal moved him one ahead of Ferenc Puskas into sole possession of second on the career international scoring list, trailing only Ali Daei’s 109 goals for Iran. He broke free of defender Manuel Da Costa and leaned low for a header from the top of the 6-yard box.His celebration was a ballet that would have made George Balanchine proud. Ronaldo ran toward a corner flag, and pounded the number 7 on his jersey twice — not the team crest. He jumped and twirled his right hand three times before landing with arms spread like a seagull’s wings, mouth open.“It was beautiful for me,” Ronaldo said after FIFA presented him with his second straight man of the match award.He already has surpassed Pele and Diego Maradona in one measure. Ronaldo has an airport named after him — Aeroporto da Madeira, on the island near his birthplace in Funchal. There may be debate over the GOAT, but Ronaldo definitely is FNC — the airport’s three-letter code. He’s so notorious that when an odd-looking statue of Ronaldo by sculptor Emanuel Santos was unveiled at the airport’s renaming ceremony last year, it earned a lampooning by Kate McKinnon on NBC’s “Saturday Night Live.”Later in the year, he dyed his hair gold before accepting the Ballon d’Or — golden ball. He hasn’t been available to discuss his scoring, or even his chin stroking and new fuzz. After the match, he walked past reporters without stopping while holding a mobile phone to an ear. Ronaldo later said during a television interview he didn’t shave his chin before last week’s game against Spain and promised teammate Ricardo Quaresma that if he scored he would keep the goatee throughout the tournament.Long known for dousing his hair with gel, Ronaldo hopes to be part of a team that jells into a world champion. He helped the Portuguese reach the semifinals in his first World Cup in 2006 and led Portugal to its first major title at the European Championship two years ago in France.If Portugal wins its group and Argentina is second — or if Portugal is second and Argentina first — Ronaldo and Messi could even face each other in the final.Could Ronaldo stay at a high level long enough to play in a fifth World Cup in 2022?“His physical capacity, his technical prowess, his strategy, he’s always evolving,” Santos said, “contrarily to the regular players.”last_img read more

NIDO Reacts to Media Report

first_imgA group of Nigerians living in Liberia has condemned a recent publication by a local paper, which quoted “prominent Nigerians” residing in Liberia as calling on their country’s government to recall its ambassador from Liberia.The Nigerians under the banner, Nigerians In Diaspora Organization (NIDO) told the Observer that at no time did any “prominent Nigerian” residing in Liberia urged or called on their country’s government to recall their Ambassador from Liberia.“This information is false and misleading and does not reflect the true sentiments of the real prominent Nigerians in Liberia, who applaud Her Excellency Chigozie F. Obi-Nnadozie for her excellent work. Our embassy now wears a dignified new look and we now have a professional representation of Nigeria and Nigerians in Liberia.”NIDO said the authors of the newspaper’s article are confused individuals. NIDO also stated that a purported group, who calls themselves Nigerian Descendants or Naturalized Liberians, was the one soiling Nigeria’s image in Liberia.NIDO has called on all Nigerian citizens in Liberia to get wise and ignore “the antics of these charlatans.”NIDO is a recognized non for-profit making organization, representing Nigerian citizens in Liberia. One of its core values is to encourage Nigerians living in Liberia to be law abiding citizens and good representatives of Nigeria.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

DDTV: DONEGAL HIT PARADE – YOUR TOP 5 DONEGAL ANTHEMS

first_imgDDTV: So what’s your No1 Donegal song?Here’s our top 5 hits, with Jimmy’s Winning Matches at No1. The Hills of Donegal by Goats Don’t Shave is at No2 belowOur No 3 (below) is this gem – a duet by Daniel O’Donnell and Jim McGuinness this time two years ago. Our No 4 is Paul Brady’s Homes of Donegal. Simply stunning.And our newest favourite song –Na Casaidigh ag déanamh comóradh agus ceiliúradh ar fhoirne peile Dhún na nGall i 2014. (lyrics below)Focail/Words!CúrfaGlas agus órga linn,Muintir Thír Chonaill sinn,Misneach ‘s mórtas ag líonadh ár gcroí,Bhéarfaimid Sam linn trasna na hÉirne linn,Faoi cheannas McGuinness linn,Tír Chonaill Ábú.Véarsa 1Tá gaiscígh peile i mbéalaibh na tíre,‘S foireann Thír Chonaill go mairseáil chun glóir,An glas ‘s an órga ‘s an chontae lán dóchas,Is trácht in achan áit ar gach sábháil is scór.CúrfaVéarsa 2Ó Mhalainn na gCealla, Cill Chártha ‘s na Gleanntaí,An Craoslach, Gleann Fhinne ‘s Baile Dhún na nGall,Ard a’ Ratha ‘s Gleann Súilí go bródúil le chéile,Is triúr laoch cróga as Gleanntáin Ghaoth Dobhair. Cúrfa.DDTV: DONEGAL HIT PARADE – YOUR TOP 5 DONEGAL ANTHEMS was last modified: September 20th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:donegalJIMMY’S WINNING MATCHESlast_img read more

Man caught ‘diffing’ while going wrong way on roundabout

first_imgA young man who was driving the wrong way around a roundabout while ‘diffing’ in Letterkenny has been ordered to do a safer driving course.On June 19th last, Gardai witnessed a black Lexus car diffing at Mountain Top in Letterkenny. It came close to impacting with an oncoming car.Gardai activated their sirens and stopped the driver who was Dylan Parker.Gardai realised that Parker had no insurance on the vehicle and did not hold a driving license.Solicitor Cormac Hartnett told the court that it was Rally Weekend and that his client suffered a “rush of blood to the head.”He said Parker was employed on a full-time basis with a construction firm in Dublin and needed his driving license for how work.Mr Hartnett said his client apologised and it was an act of “extreme stupidity.”He added that Parker came from a well-known local family and it was a once off event which would not happen again.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 19th next and order Parker to complete the Pro Social Drivers Course and to maker a donation of €200 to complete the course.But he warned Parker’s solicitor “I am not making any promises.”Man caught ‘diffing’ while going wrong way on roundabout was last modified: October 4th, 2016 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy agrees £40m deal to sign for Man City – REPORTS

first_img Benjamin Mendy 1 Manchester City’s summer spending has continued after completing their £40million move for Monaco’s Benjamin Mendy, according to The Sun.The 22-year-old full-back is the latest man to agree to join City after the club completed deals to sign Benfica goalkeeper Ederson and fellow Monaco man Bernardo Silva.  The Frenchman has signed a £100,000-a-week four-year deal, with the option of an additional year.The deal is expected to be confirmed by both clubs once Mendy returns from international duty and takes City’s summer spending up to £120million in just a week.   Pep Guardiola has wasted no time in strengthening his squad after a disappointing debut campaign at the Etihad and it is believed they are still after a left-sided defender.Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk is also high on the radar of the club but is a wanted man with City’s Premier League rivals all determined to do a deal for the Dutchman.last_img read more