first_img OF Sidney Salmans Northwestern State Sr. The Woodlands, Texas OF Ali McCoy Southeastern Louisiana So. Maurepas, La. Landry, a three-time Southland Pitcher of the Week this season and now two-time All-Conference member, produced a 1.86 ERA to go along with a .200 opposing batting average. She had 12 wins in the Southland season. Lara, one of three freshmen on the all-conference first team, batted .404 in conference play for second in the league. She tied for first in the league for hits with 36. Clement spent time at catcher, designated player and third base in her first season with the Colonels. She ended league action with a .333 batting average and crossed the plate 20 times to rank in the top eight. 2B Cayla Jones Northwestern State Fr. Missouri City, Texas Nicholls claimed the other four individual superlatives. Junior Megan Landry is the Pitcher of the Year while teammates Jewel Lara and Kali Clement are the Freshman and Newcomer of the Year, respectively. Head coach Angel Santiago led the Colonels to their first regular season championship since 1996 to be named Coach of the Year. 3B Mahalia Gibson2 Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Hattiesburg, Miss. C Taylor Fraccastoro Stephen F. Austin Sr. Orange, Texas DP Taylor Davis Lamar Jr. Nederland, Texas Pos. Name University Class Hometown UT Kaitlyn St. Clair Northwestern State So. Cypress, Texas Individual AwardsPlayer of the Year: Erika Piancastelli, McNeeseHitter of the Year: Erika Piancastelli, McNeesePitcher of the Year: Megan Landry, NichollsFreshman of the Year: Jewel Lara, NichollsNewcomer of the Year: Kali Clement, NichollsCoach of the Year: Angel Santiago, Nicholls OF Kelsey Miller Nicholls Fr. Denham Springs, La. FRISCO, Texas – McNeese utility player Erika Piancastelli is the 2018 Southland Conference Player of the Year, the league announced Monday with its all-conference teams. All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. 2B Libby Morris Central Arkansas Jr. Grove, Okla. The 2018 Southland Conference Softball Tournament starts Tuesday at 11 a.m. CT at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, La. The tournament features the league’s top eight teams for the first time in 30 years, switching from a six-team format, and begins with a four-team first round Tuesday between the bottom four seeds. The winners of the first two games will join the top four Southland teams in a traditional six-team, double-elimination bracket for the remainder of the tourney. P Lindsey McLeod Sam Houston State Jr. Austin, Texas First Team Piancastelli, one of the most prolific softball players in Southland history, becomes the first softball player to win Player of the Year all four years and is just the third to do so in any Southland sport. She joins ULM’s women’s basketball player Eun Jun Lee (1983-86) and Lamar’s men’s golfer Chris Stroud (2001-04). P Rachel Hayes Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Ocean Springs, Miss. DP Alexandria Saldivar McNeese So. Princeton, Texas UT Erika Piancastelli4 McNeese Sr. Carlsbad, Calif. Games 1-11 will be streamed live on the Southland Digital Network with Richard Dow, Bruce Merchant and Tony Taglavore sharing play-by-play duties. The games will be available via and Southland Conference apps. Coverage shifts to the ESPN family of networks for the championship round. Game 12 will be televised nationwide on ESPNEWS with Lincoln Rose and former Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Kati Morse on the call. If Game 13 is necessary, action will move to ESPN3. In both cases, streaming coverage is available from and ESPN apps. P Makayla Sikes Stephen F. Austin Sr. Gilmer, Texas Third Team P Alexis LaBure Nicholls Fr. Port Neches, Texas OF Kasey Frederick2 Nicholls Jr. Bridge City, Texas 1B Shelby Henderson Lamar So. Keller, Texascenter_img OF Justyce McClain3 McNeese Jr. Phoenix, Ariz. OF Morgan Felts Central Arkansas Jr. Conway, Ark. 2 Two-time all-conference selection3 Three-time all-conference selection4 Four-time all-conference selection 2B Kelly Meeuwsen3 Lamar Jr. Hillsboro, Ore. SS Tiffany Thompson Sam Houston State So. Montgomery, Texas SS Peyton Hedrick4 Abilene Christian Sr. Forney, Texas OF Kendall Talley Lamar Fr. San Antonio, Texas The senior from Carlsbad, Calif., broke five Southland career records this year: home runs, hits, RBIs, runs scored and total bases. The four-time Player of the Year led the Southland in batting average (.493), slugging percentage (1.188), on base percentage (.650), home runs (12), RBIs (28), doubles (10), runs scored (29) and walks (32). She also earned her fourth consecutive Hitter of the Year award. 1B Morgan Catron McNeese Sr. Mineola, Texas Second Team P Megan Landry2 Nicholls Jr. Pierre Part, La. Piancastelli and Abilene Christian’s Peyton Hedrick each picked up their fourth all-conference selection. Nicholls’ Amanda Gianelloni, McNeese’s Justyce McClain, Lamar’s Kelly Meeuwsen and Southeastern Louisiana’s Kinsey Nichols are each three-time selections to the All-Conference teams. 2018 All-Southland Conference Softball Teams Honorable Mention – Catcher: Heidi Jacquez, Houston Baptist. First Base: Codi Carpenter, Sam Houston State; Margarita Corona, Stephen F. Austin. Second Base: Bryana Novegil, Stephen F. Austin; Alli Daigle, Southeastern Louisiana Third Base: Kassie James, Houston Baptist. Shortstop: Kate Myers, Central Arkansas; Jaquelyn Ramon, Southeastern Louisiana. Outfield: Lauren Brown, McNeese; Julie Rawls, Northwestern State; Kayla Crutchmer, Central Arkansas; Kayla Sheridan, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Megan McDonald, Sam Houston State. Pitcher: Micaela Bouvier, Northwestern State; Alexsandra Flores, McNeese. DP Alyson Bishoff Abilene Christian Sr. Belton, Texas UT Kali Clement Nicholls Jr. Thibodaux, La. 1B Kaylyn Shepherd Central Arkansas So. Mechanicsville, Va. SS Amanda Gianelloni3 Nicholls Jr. Napoleonville, La. OF Donelle Johnson Abilene Christian R-So. McKinney, Texas 3B Jewel Lara Nicholls Fr. Missouri City, Texas C Bailey White Sam Houston State R-Fr. Burleson, Texas 3B Amber Landry2 Stephen F. Austin Sr. Ponchatoula, La. OF Kinsey Nichols3 Southeastern Louisiana Sr. Alvin, Texas C Moriah Strother Nicholls R-Sr. Suwanee, Ga. P Hannah Null Abilene Christian Sr. Highland Village, Texaslast_img read more

first_imgGretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college The five-time Ballon d’Or winner joined the Serie A champions from Real Madrid in a 100-million-euro deal.Juve have now won their opening two games after last weekend’s 3-2 success against Chievo in Verona.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSTim Cone still willing to coach Gilas but admits decision won’t be ‘simple yes or no’“The danger today was getting swept up in the enthusiasm of the stadium for Ronaldo’s first game at the stadium,” said coach Massimiliano Allegri.“We went from being frenetic at times to falling asleep at others. Peza offers relief to ecozone firms Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? MOST READ DepEd’s Taal challenge: 30K students displaced LATEST STORIES Palace OKs total deployment ban on Kuwait OFWs ‘High crimes and misdemeanors’: Trump impeachment trial begins Gov’t in no rush to rescue animals in Taalcenter_img View comments (From L) Juventus’ French midfielder Blaise Matuidi, Juventus’ Croatian forward Mario Mandzukic, Juventus’ Portuguese forward Cristiano Ronaldo and Juventus’ Brazilian forward Douglas Costa celebrate after Mandzukic scored during the Italian Serie A football match Juventus vs Lazio on August 25, 2018 at the Allianz Stadium in Turin. / AFP PHOTO / Marco BERTORELLOCristiano Ronaldo is still waiting for his first competitive goal in Italy but the Portuguese superstar made a 2-0 winning home debut with Juventus as Carlo Ancelotti’s Napoli came from two goals down to beat AC Milan 3-2 in the second round of Serie A action.Ronaldo, 33, unintentionally played a role in Mario Mandzukic’s second goal of the night on 75 minutes after Miralem Pjanic put the hosts in front at the Allianz Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT “We did not expect this start, we wanted a different calendar,” said Lazio coach Simone Inzaghi blaming “basic errors” after defeats against the top two teams.Lazio had ended Juventus’s two-year unbeaten home Serie A run last year, but apart from a Luis Alberto shot after an hour they failed to threaten.In the first home game for the seven-time defending champions, Paulo Dybala and Douglas Costa started on the bench, with Allegri opting for Federico Bernardeschi and Mandzukic to spearhead the frontline with Ronaldo.World Cup winner Blaise Matuidi set up Ronaldo for the champions’ first chance after 19 minutes but it was Germany international Sami Khedira who rattled the woodwork with Lazio goalkeeper Thomas Strakosha diving to clear a Bernardeschi angled drive.But the hosts broke through on the half-hour when Mandzukic knocked down a cross for Pjanic to power a half-volley into the corner.Ronaldo came close after 63 minutes but headed just wide after connecting with a Joao Cancelo cross and again threatened on 71 minutes but Strakosha tipped over.Cancelo then set up Ronaldo for what looked destined to be his first goal for his new club, but the Portuguese star failed to control the ball directly in front of goal with Mandzukic taking advantage to finish off.“He is the the best player in the world. For us it is something exceptional, we are very happy to play with him,” said Matuidi of Ronaldo. “Of course we’re going to help him, we’re going to help him score goals..“We will learn from his game. Juventus is another culture. For him, for us, to understand his game.  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 Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Rejuvenated Djokovic eyes US Open as ‘Big Four’ reunited Judy Ann’s 1st project for 2020 is giving her a ‘stomachache’ “He is someone who goes forward very quickly, who is very mobile, we need to understand each other better. We will improve in that sense and I know he will score an enormous amount of goals.”In Saturday’s second Serie A game, Ancelotti got his first home win as Napoli coach as the southerners fought back from two goals down to edge AC Milan.Giacomo Bonaventura sensationally opened for  Milan after 15 minutes in the San Paulo Stadium with a Davide Calabria half-volley giving the visitors a two-goal advantage four minutes after the break.But last season’s runners-up turned it around in a second half with Piotr Zielinski bagging a brace and Dries Mertens sealing victory.Ancelotti spent most of his career at AC Milan with the 59-year-old winning three Serie A and four European titles as a player and coach with the northern giants.Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next “I’m happy with the performance, it was our first head-to-head with one of the other big clubs and it went well.“Cristiano has been with us for 15 days, he worked well in the defensive phase and proved to be a smart lad. “He understood that the Italian championship is completely different from the Spanish one and he has understood the DNA of Juventus.“Then everyone is waiting for his goal, but I’m happy with what he did and how he is settling in because he is a very humble guy.”Lazio — fifth last season — have had their worst start in over a decade following last weekend’s 2-1 defeat at home against Napoli.ADVERTISEMENTlast_img read more

first_imgGTT’s recently-introduced Brand Ambassadors Saiku, Poonam Singh and Drew Thoven teamed up with the company to take the message of hope to several schools across Guyana by sharing their stories of faith and persistence in achieving success.GTT’s Brand Ambassadors Saiku, Poonam Singh interacting with students on their recent outreachThe Brand Ambassadors highlighted that the platform given them as representatives provided the opportunity to reach out and inspire young people, a role which is perfectly aligned with GTT’s mission to connect and impact communities all across Guyana in a positive way.The first round of the tour started last Friday at the New Silver City Secondary and Mackenzie High Schools with positive and resounding responses from the teachers and students. They sang along to the popular songs “G.U.Y.A.N.A.”, “You” and “Pillow Could Speak”, by Singh and Saiku respectively.The Brand Ambassadors have been major acts on GTT’s “Million Dollar Smile” campaign, which has already visited several parts of the country, including Georgetown, Mon Repos and Linden.The campaign moves to Bartica on November 24, when someone from that community would be given a chance to become a GTT “Million Dollar Smile” winner.The Ambassadors will at the same time visit the Bartica Secondary and John Baptise Schools to continue sharing their positive messages, inspiring youths to follow their dreams to do more.last_img read more

first_img Shaun Barker 1 Shaun Barker has targeted a return to Championship football after his release by Derby County.The injury-plagued midfielder left the Rams on Wednesday having not played for the club since March 13, 2012.In that game, the derby against Nottingham Forest, Barker dislocated his knee and ruptured his ligaments 14 minutes from time.But, now back to full fitness, is hoping he can find a new club in the second tier of English football.He wrote on Twitter: “After 6 years at the club, 4 of those years as the captain + the last 3 years recovering from a horrendous injury, my time at DCFC is over!“I’ve been hoping that I’d get the opportunity to prove I’m capable of playing at this level but unfortunately that’s not the case“I’d like to thanks all of those that have supported me throughout my time here and that kept the faith I’d return to playing football again.“I’ve met some great people at DCFC since my arrival including players, staff and fans. I wish u all the best for the future.“I’ve been ready to step up to 1st team football for a few weeks now and with a pre season under my belt The Championship is my target.”Despite chasing promotion all season, Derby ended the campaign eighth, a point outside the play-off spots.Barker added: “You never know maybe I’ll get a proper send off playing at the Ipro next season!”last_img read more

first_imgPaul Parker joined the Weekend Sports Breakfast to look back on England’s defeat to West Germany at Italia 90 on the 25th anniversary of that fateful night in Turin.The ex-Manchester United defender discusses the key moments of the game and his memories of the tournament as whole and talks about the public reaction upon the Three Lions’ return to Blighty.And Parker reveals all about Paul Gascoigne’s affect on the match, his tears and his brilliance, which formed a crucial part of the incredible story as the Bobby Robson’s side lost 4-3 on penalties following a 1-1 draw.last_img read more

first_img“Speaking for the board that oversees student media, CSU faculty member Jim Landers read a prepared statement and refused to comment further. `We see the editorial as an opinion which is protected by the First Amendment,’ Landers read.” Two sentences that say so much. The misunderstanding of freedom of speech is breathtaking. Retaining or firing the CSU editor had nothing to do with freedom of speech. It had to do with whether someone who abuses the editorial space of a major university newspaper is fit to be its editor. And so, in the name of protecting freedom, an obscene violation of elementary standards of intellectual coherence and decency went unpunished. The other illuminating aspect of those two CNN sentences was that professor Landers “refused to comment further.” Why? The reason is apparent to anyone familiar with our universities: Liberal professors are unused to being challenged. They are not challenged by other professors, and they hardly are challenged by 19- or 20-year-old students. Professor Landers was not about to open himself to intellectual challenges now. Finally, let it be noted that the CSU faculty apparently has said next to nothing about the four-word large-font “editorial.” Why not? Because, as the Talmud said 1,600 years ago, “Silence is agreement.” If questioned, one suspects that nearly all the silent professors of Colorado State would respond that this was a freedom of speech issue. Of course, it is not. And that is proved easily: What if an editor had published a four-word large-font editorial that read “F— Martin Luther King Jr.”? Would the professors have kept silent because they deemed the issue one of freedom of speech? Would The New York Times and virtually every other liberal editorial page in America have said nothing about that editorial, as they have said nothing about the “F— Bush” editorial? Just as in the disastrous invitation to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, liberals feel good about their intentions and therefore about their decisions. But few, if any, of those decisions are wise. This is not surprising. A generation whose primary goals have included overthrowing Judeo-Christian values, which has rejected external moral authority (God, parents, teachers, religion), is not going to be wise. And absence of wisdom is why Columbia University and The New York Times thought inviting Ahmadinejad was a good idea. Dennis Prager hosts a nationally syndicated radio talk show based in Los Angeles. He is the author of four books, most recently Happiness Is a Serious Problem. His Web site is local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! The editorial board of the Colorado State University student newspaper last month decided to publish a four-word editorial. Apparently finding the traditional mode of expressing ideas – arguing a case in several hundred words – too demanding, they instead wrote four words: “Taser this: F— Bush.” Only they spelled out the F-word. The “Taser” referred to the police using a stun gun on a student at the University of Florida who refused to relinquish the microphone to other students at a speech at the university given by Sen. John Kerry, D-Mass. (How George Bush is connected to the use of a Taser on a left-wing student interrupting a speech by a left-wing anti-Bush senator was never explained by the editor.) When universities were governed by people – either liberals or conservatives – who valued civilization (before the contemporary left took over the universities), such an “editorial” was inconceivable. It would have been regarded as the work of moral and intellectual idiots whose political philosophy, to the extent that they had any, was anarchism. But not today. Our universities generally are now run by fools who are breeding a generation of fools. There are, of course, many exceptions, but these exceptions have little impact on the deconstruction of civilization and the breeding of anti-intellectuals taking place at our universities. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREChargers go winless in AFC West with season-ending loss in Kansas CityThe more one knows about what happened at Colorado State University, the more this grim assessment of our universities makes sense. First, the “editorial” itself: It was purely a tantrum, the likes of which we associate with little children. But the editor, David McSwane, is a child; and his editorial board, which unanimously supported the four-word “editorial,” is composed of children. Indeed, immaturity is a major feature of college life. For most students, college delays, rather than fosters, the maturing process. Universities, once founded to take young people and help mold them into adults, now work to keep them from becoming adults. One reason tantrums in place of reasoned arguments are acceptable to the left-wingers at Colorado State (and elsewhere) is the importance the left puts on feelings. If one is really, really angry at President Bush, one should so emote. That’s one reason (the other is an acceptance of public cursing) “Buck Fush” bumper stickers are common. In light of the feelings-based anti-intellectualism that permeates the left, it is surreal that the left routinely accuses those who criticize the low state of our universities as “anti-intellectual.” It is so clearly a form of projection. Those of us who lament the state of our universities are protectors of the intellect; it is the feelings-based “F— Bush”-“Buck Fush” left that is the anti-intellectual part of the political spectrum. That is why Colorado State while mildly criticizing the editor – for using an expletive – would not remove him, let alone the whole editorial board. Read this CNN report and then weep for our society: last_img

first_imgDec. 15 and 16: Descanso Gardens sale of designer containers, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the Boddycq House Terrace. Dozens of inspired plantings can be purchased during the event, with proceeds going to garden operations; 1418 Descanso Drive, La Ca?ada Flintridge. For information, call (818) 949-4200.Dec. 19: Bird walk, 8 a.m. South Coast Botanic Garden. Free with gate admission. For information, call (310) 544-1948.checklistHoliday plants: Put them outside occasionally for watering to give them a break from interior heaters. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREWhicker: Clemson demonstrates that it’s tough to knock out the champGift ideas: Check nurseries for pots, pruners, seeds, bulbs, gloves and plants.Roses: Time to start dreaming. Check nurseries for catalogs and photos of new introductions for January bare-root planting. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img read more

first_img1 Technology does not necessarily mean progress…. The Video Assistant Referee (VAR) system is intended to revolutionise football as we know it.But it would seem the technology still needs some work if it is to thrive on the global stage.In the closing stages of Mexico’s 2-1 win over Zealand, Michael Boxall of the All Blacks had his shirt pulled, which saw a mass brawl ensue – queue the need for VAR.Referee Bakary Gassama waited patiently for the relevant information in his ear, but he was forced to use his own pair of eyes to watch a nearby monitor after a lengthy delay.Surprisingly, no red cards were issued as VAR failed to deliver with the world watching.last_img read more

first_imgDDTV: Donegal Ladies manager Davy McLaughlin is optimistic that star forward Geraldine McLaughlin will be fit for his side’s crucial clash with Armagh on Sunday.Donegal face their Ulster rivals in the All-Ireland quarter-final at Clones but have been sweating on the fitness of McLaughlin since last weekend. She sustained a knee injury while playing for her club Termon in the Donegal Ladies Championship against St Eunan’s last Sunday.Davy McLaughlin believes she has injured her kneecap and she hasn’t trained all week but he says that’s precautionary and she should be ready to go come Sunday.To hear the full interview by Charlie Collins and Donegal TV simply click play on the video above.DDTV: DAVY MCLAUGHLIN – ‘WE’RE OPTIMISTIC GERALDINE WILL BE OK FOR THE WEEKEND’ was last modified: August 18th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare 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:newsSportlast_img read more

first_imgA Donegal motorist was arrested for drug driving while they were on the way to the gym in Letterkenny, it has been revealed.The driver, who tested positive for cannabis, turned away from a checkpoint on Sunday afternoon.Gardai from Roads Policing Unit in Letterkenny nabbed the driver and they tested positive for the class-C drug after a roadside breath test. A garda tweet said: “Driver did not want to talk to our RPU in Letterkenny ‘in early afternoon’ so he turned from a checkpoint, was on the way to the gym and was positive for cannabis.“Gardaí wish to remind all drivers to be safe on the roads at all times, drink and drug driving is not just a night time issue.”Donegal motorist caught drug driving while ‘on way to the gym’  was last modified: May 20th, 2019 by Shaun KeenanShare 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