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first_img Third Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown TJ Holyfield2 Stephen F. Austin F Jr. Albuquerque, N.M. Roddy Peters Nicholls G Sr. Washington, D.C. Nicholls claims two individual superlatives in Roddy Peters garnering the Newcomer of the Year award while head coach Richie Riley led his squad to a co-regular season championship en route to being named Coach of the Year. Southeastern Louisiana’s Marlain Veal is the Defensive Player of the Year, and Houston Baptist’s David Caraher wins Freshman of the Year. 2 indicates two-time all-conference selection3 indicates three-time all-conference selection Joseph Kilgore A&M-Corpus Christi G Sr. Houston, Texas All-Defensive Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown The Lumberjacks earned a trio of selections to lead the league while the Lions, Colonels and McNeese each secured two picks on the teams. UCA, Sam Houston State, Lamar, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi, Houston Baptist and Northwestern State each garnered one spot. 2017-18 All-Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Teams Jordan Capps Southeastern La. F Sr. Norcross, Ga. FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ senior guard Jordan Howard is the 2018 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. David Caraher Houston Baptist F Fr. Chapel Hill, N.C. Jahvaughn Powell Nicholls G Sr. Tallahassee, Fla. All-conference teams and individual awards are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for oneself or one’s own players/coaches is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Shannon Bogues Stephen F. Austin G Jr. Killeen, Texas Marlain Veal Southeastern La. G Jr. New Orleans, La. Veal led the Southland in steals during conference competition, averaging 2.2 a game. The Lions finished first in the league in scoring defense (65.7) and were third in field goal percentage defense (.420). Tevon Saddler Nicholls G Sr. Aberdeen, Md. Aaron Augustin Stephen F. Austin G So. Suwanee, Ga. Kevon Harris Stephen F. Austin G/F So. Ellenwood, Ga.center_img Jordan Howard3 Central Arkansas G Sr. Chandler, Ariz. Colton Weisbrod2 Lamar F Sr. Nederland, Texas Jaylen Franklin Abilene Christian G Jr. Little Rock, Ark. Howard, a senior from Chandler, Ariz., is third in the nation in scoring, averaging 25.8 points per game heading into the 2018 Southland Basketball Tournament this week. In league games this year, Howard led all scorers with a 26.4 point average and shot 91.9 percent from the free-throw line. A career year for Howard, he etched his name into the Southland record book when he became the all-time leader for three-point field goals made. He currently has 377 triples in his four-year career. Howard becomes the third men’s basketball player to win both the Southland Player of the Year award and Freshman of the Year honor (2015) in their career. First Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown Hayden Koval Central Arkansas C Fr. Prosper, Texas Howard leads the all-conference first team, earning his third All-Southland selection. Veal, Lamar’s Colton Weisbrod and Stephen F. Austin’s TJ Holyfield each earned their second selection. Player of the Year: Jordan Howard, Central ArkansasDefensive Player of the Year: Marlain Veal, Southeastern LouisianaFreshman of the Year: David Caraher, Houston BaptistNewcomer of the Year: Roddy Peters, NichollsCoach of the Year: Richie Riley, Nicholls Kalob Ledoux McNeese G So. Port Barre, La. Chris Galbreath, Jr. Sam Houston State F Sr. Chicago, Ill. In his first year in a Colonels’ uniform, Peters averaged 19.7 points per game in league action to rank second in the conference and was fourth in the Southland for assists per game with a 4.4 average. Riley, a second-year head coach, led his Colonels to their first Southland championship since 1998 and a No. 2 seed in the conference tournament. Caraher, a third team all-conference selection, ranked in the top five of the league in scoring and rebounding in conference action. He was fourth in scoring with 18.1 points per game and fifth in rebounding with 7.6 a game. Caraher is the only player to accomplish this feat. Second Team Institution Pos. Class Hometown Honorable Mention: Jalone Friday, Abilene Christian; Nick Garth, Lamar; John Dewey III, Sam Houston State; Mathieu Kamba, Central Arkansas; Josh Nzeakor, Lamar; Jaren Lewis, Abilene Christian; Shawn Johnson, UIW. Ishmael Lane Northwestern State F/C Jr. Port Allen, La. TJ Holyfield Stephen F. Austin F Jr. Albuquerque, N.M. Marlain Veal2 Southeastern Louisiana G Jr. New Orleans, La. Quatarrius Wilson McNeese F Jr. Mobile, Ala.last_img read more

first_imgWho will be sure is Gerard Piqué, which on Wednesday rejoined the group after overcoming its overload in the adductor of the right leg. Despite not completing the session today, the player is expected to be in full condition for the match against the Getafe. 2. 3 What the center does not know yet is if it will jump to the field next to Umtiti, if it finally recovers from its discomfort in the right knee, or from the branch of the subsidiary, the Uruguayan Roland Araujo. Do not forget that the other central team, Clement Lenglet, can not play when sanctioned.In any case, it seems clear that if in the lead the situation is absolutely bleak, with only two players in the first team, Griezmann and Messi, in the defense, and specifically among the centrals, it is also not for firing rockets, with three players for two positions, but counting that one of them, Umtiti, he can barely play three consecutive games of high demand because of a battered knee that is taking him to a dead end after ignoring the advice of the Blaugrana doctors to go through the operating room as the only solution to their problems.And as misfortunes never come alone, the defense Nelson Semedo, with tonsillitis, was the other absence in training, which by the way, had the novelty of the Brazilian Net, after overcoming your sprained right ankle.center_img As we advance in ACE, Samuel Umtiti finished the game against Betis very sore in his right knee. So much so that the next day, in recovery training, the French central did not jump into the field, staying in the locker room to perform “specific work,” according to the club. The truth is that the right knee of the player was very inflamed and opted for rest and anti-inflammatory as first shock measures. 48 hours later, the knee is not so inflamed, but the player still has residual pain in the area, so from the medical services it has been decided to continue doing rehabilitation work in the gym. In any case, everything indicates that this Thursday Umtiti already jump to the field to prove himself in front of Saturday’s game against Getafe.last_img read more

first_imgThe little one of the Alcantara is back. Rafinha celebrated this week his 27th birthday receiving the award for the best player of Celta during the month of January. after one flashing first lap, the midpoint ceded for Barcelona again resembles that footballer who aimed at crack before suffering three serious knee injuries.“I was very clear what was going to happen,” says the Brazilian about physical problems They ballasted him during the fall. “They were waiting for me different workouts and another way to play. I was aware that it was going to cost me. I’ve taken but now I meeting in fullness“, says the little son of Mazinho. On the shores of the Atlantic it has also been re-contracted with a old acquaintance that did not appear in the initial script. Oscar Garcia, who landed in November on the bench of Balaidos, trained the versatile attacker in the youth of Barça: “It was one of the years I stood out the most. Messi was playing fake ‘9’ in the first team and he had the idea to try me on that same position. The truth is that I started score many goals and we won everything. “The be reborn of the 2016 Olympic champion in Rio arrives in a key moment in his career. His contract with the Blaugrana entity ends in 2021. Everything indicates that at the Camp Nou they will try make box with him at the conclusion of this campaign. An unequivocal symptom of that intention is that the termination clause from Rafinha has gone from 75 million from euros to 17 after the renewal signed to play a loan in Celta.If you keep the physical level and the game of the last two months, the Brazilian international will not be missing offers this summer. Because of its age, it is still time for re-dress the shirt of the Canarinha Among the huge competition to take a place in the attack of the world pentacampeona are the Real Madrid Rodrygo and Vinicius. “They have a huge quality and show how Brazilian football has grown again,” says the Celtic, who breaks a spear in favor of carioca: “I have no doubt that Vinicius will end up scoring for the talent he has.” The last campaign Rafinha had to play Leo Messi in the Classic that meant Julen’s dismissal Lopetegui. The Argentine was injured and Ernesto Valverde placed the São Paulo as a false right-handed. his performance in that 5-1 he did gain weight in the plans of the Txingurri, but a month later the anterior cruciate ligament of the left knee in the Metropolitan Wanda broke.Although the current course started it being one of the most outstanding culés, in the last days of August he decided to return to Vigo, the city where he grew up and where was consolidated in First six years ago under the orders of Luis Enrique.The Celtic convinced him with his ‘Operation Return’, the same plan that seduced Denis Suarez already Santi Mina. Rafinha preferred to be mouse head What a lion’s tail. “I knew it was a risky step, but I was looking for continuity, “admits ’12’, who begins to live what he imagined last summer:” I am happy for to have met footballily, feel one hundred percent. Logically, you always hope to have best resultYes, but now I can prove the football player that I am and, in this way, be able to help the Celtic“.last_img read more

first_img POSITIVE IMPACT NEW YORK (CMC): Grenada’s Prime Minister, Dr Keith Mitchell, has reacted angrily to the sacking of West Indies head coach Phil Simmons, blasting the move as “bizarre” and motivated by “spite and vendetta”. In a strongly worded press statement released yesterday afternoon, Mitchell expressed his “disgust” with the decision and said it was not in the best interest of West Indies cricket. The West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) announced the sacking on Tuesday as the team was preparing to leave for the United Arab Emirates for a series against Pakistan in all three formats of the game. “The decision to fire coach Simmons is consistent with the actions of this current WICB, whose actions are usually motivated by spite and vendetta, rather than by what is in the best interest of West Indies cricket,” said Mitchell, who is in New York on state business. “I wish to go on record to register my disgust, although I am not surprised, at this latest move by the board, which will only be disadvantageous to the game and the players who have come to know and love working with coach Simmons.” Simmons was suspended for public pronouncements over the omissions of all-rounders Dwayne Bravo and Kieron Pollard from the one-day squad last year but was reinstalled after issuing a public apology. “Coach Simmons had a positive impact on the players and could have resurrected West Indies cricket if he was allowed to create a learning environment for his players,” said Mitchell. “Instead, he was stymied by uncooperative administrators, antiquated structures and systems, and by a hostile working environment. Once again, the board failed to see and seize a glaring opportunity.” The Grenadian leader, a former national cricket captain and ardent follower of the game, also lamented the steady decline of West Indies cricket in the last two decades, saying: “The board’s major problem over the years has not just been its leadership – some of its former leaders were competent people. “However, it has been doomed to failure because of the environment and structures in which it has operated. Structure controls behaviour and performance,” said the Grenadian leader, who has been spearheading efforts to restructure the WICB as chairman of CARICOM’s subcommittee on cricket governance. “If reform and restructuring are not incorporated in the board’s improvement plan and strategy, West Indies cricket will remain trapped in its ever-increasing failure spiral.” The WICB has rejected new proposals for reform contained in a CARICOM governance report in which the main recommendation is for the body to be dissolved. In its statement on Tuesday, the WICB said its decision to fire Simmons was based on public pronouncements of the coach, as well as differences in culture and strategic approach.last_img read more

first_imgDon’t miss out on the latest news and information. Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown This time, though, it was UP that came away with the victory, 73-71, in a stage much grander than the one Manganti performed on—the Final Four.UP won its first Final Four game in 21 years and it was thanks to Akhuetie’s quick thinking in the dying seconds.Manganti tied the game at 71 after hitting two clutch free throws with 3.6 seconds left but Akhuetie scored on an easy layup, off Juan Gomez De Liaño’s inbound pass in the following play for UP’s game-winner with 2.6 ticks left on the game clock.READ: Akhuetie hits game winner, UP forces decider vs AdamsonIt was the Fighting Maroons’ biggest play of the game after they allowed the Soaring Falcons to go on a 26-11 run in the fourth quarter and trail, 65-69, with 2:18 left.ADVERTISEMENT And UP’s game-winner almost didn’t happen as head coach Bo Perasol said Akhuetie blew the ending when they practiced the play.“These are the plays that we practice almost everyday and we also did it last night and in fact I remember that Juan made that alleyoop pass to Bright and in fact Bright missed that,” said Perasol. “We’re just fortunate that he made that point blank shot at the end of the clock.”Perasol added that his team had the gall to hold off the Soaring Falcons until the final seconds in a visible redemption story after losing both of their games in the elimination round in heartbreaking fashion.“What I saw in them is they refused to lose,” said Perasol. “I’m just joyful to see that in them and it’s not about winning or losing, it’s how we play through that.”UP still has to play Adamson on Wednesday in a  do-or-die game for a shot at the finals. For the complete collegiate sports coverage including scores, schedules and stories, visit Inquirer Varsity. Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Allen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? View comments MOST READ Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew 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 LATEST STORIES Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil There’s one man who’s managed to shake University of the Philippines’ core in the UAAP Season 81 men’s basketball tournament, and that’s Adamson University’s Sean Manganti.ADVERTISEMENT In the two games between the Fighting Maroons and the Soaring Falcons, Manganti was responsible for sending UP’s collective heart into oblivion.READ: From zero to hero: Sean Manganti redeems himself with game winnerFEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissManganti decimated UP’s soul twice in the elimination round with a couple of clutch plays that led to two Adamson wins, so when he once again showed signs that he could deliver another crushing blow, it sent chilling memories to the minds of the Fighting Maroons.“For a while I was like ‘oh my God this guy again’ and then I looked up the clock and saw we still have a few seconds to get it back and then ‘okay we can do this’ and yeah we did,” said UP center Bright Akhuetie Saturday at Mall of Asia Arena. Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Desiderio, UP show no quit in dramatic win over Adamsonlast_img read more

first_imgEx-Justice Cooper signs the Book of Condolence at the LNBA office in Monrovia.-Former Chief Justice CooperFormer Chief Justice Henry Reed Cooper has described the late Dean David A.B. Jallah as one of the best and astute legal practitioners, who inspired a generation of young lawyers and whose death is an irreparable loss to the nation.Justice Cooper said that Jallah’s death is a loss not only to the legal community, but also to the country’s Judiciary System and the Liberia Chamber of Commerce, where he once served as a president.Cllr. Cooper was among several lawyers that include four of the five current associate justices of the Supreme Court to sign the Book of Condolence yesterday in honor of the late Cllr. Jallah, former Dean of the Louis Arthur Grimes School of Law at the University of Liberia.The signing ceremony was opened by the Liberia National Bar Association (LNBA) at its office on Ashmun Street office where Jallah also served as one of its president.Cllr. Jallah passed away on the morning of Monday, May 20, when he fainted and was rushed to the Redemption Hospital. There, doctors pronounced him dead upon arrival.Before he signed the book of condolence, Cllr. Cooper recalled how Cllr. Jallah was under his mentorship with the passion to become a “very successful” lawyer that Liberia can boast of.“He wanted to become a good lawyer and so, he worked very hard to earn that. He did plenty of things for this country and the legal community, so we are going to miss him a lot,” the former chief justice lamented of the late Dean Jallah.On behalf of the Supreme Court, Associate Justice Jamesetta Howard Wolokollie informed the bereaved family and the LNBA members that the judiciary stands and mourns with them in this difficult period of bereavement.“Dean Jallah played a very good role, particularly with the legal process and we are going to miss him,” Justice Wolokollie said.LNBA President Moses Peagar said Dean Jallah was a ‘reservoir of knowledge,’ and that his death was a loss to the country, specifically in the legal corridor.“Dean Jallah was not just a lawyer, but an educator who imparted knowledge unto us, because he believed in sharing knowledge,” Cllr. Paegar said.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

first_imgTwo local heritage projects have been given a 30 thousand dollar boost by the BC150 Heritage Legacy Fund. The Tumblar Ridge Museum Foundation will receive 20 thousand dollars to enhance the Tumbler Ridge and BC Heritage exhibits.Almost 11 thousand dollars are going towards the Hudson’s Hope Historical Society for ‘Our Hudson’s Hope Cowboys: Packers on the Trail, the 75th Anniversary Celebration.’ – Advertisement -The Heritage Legacy Fund of British Columbia Society administered the fund. The grants were awarded in support of BC150-related heritage projects ranging from special exhibits and events, to minor upgrades to heritage facilities. BC150 is the 150th anniversary of the founding of the Crown Colony of British Columbia in 1858.last_img read more

first_imgThe event is being emceed by Larry Espe with an opening musical performance by Wesley Kaophan.Awards categories include cultural, recreation, literacy, humanitarian, youth and mayor’s choice.Tickets – which run a cost of $20 for youth/seniors and $30 for adults – can be purchased at the Lido Theatre, City Hall, and the Visitors Centre.- Advertisement -The 8th Annual Community Awards take place Thursday April 16, 2015 at the Lido Theatre – located at 10156 100 Avenue.The award ceremony is scheduled to run 7:30 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. with the doors opening at 6:30 p.m.last_img read more

first_imgThis year’s B.C. government revenue drought from oil and gas sales continues as this week’s August Sale of crown petroleum and natural gas rights was another brutal one in terms of bonus bids.The Ministry of Natural Gas Development says the total was only $381,000, as just six of nine parcels offered, covering 2,500 hectares were sold.That makes seven consecutive months of sales under two million dollars and three of them were below $500,000.- Advertisement -As a result, with two thirds of the 2015 monthly sales now concluded, the year-to-date bonus bids total is less than $8.5 million, and on pace to easily result in the lowest calendar-year-end-total in more than three decades.last_img read more

first_imgMeddie Kagere, Geoffrey Walusimbi, George ‘Blackberry’ Odhiambo, Joachim Oluoch and Bernard Ondiek scored for Gor while AFC’s Ezekiel Odera, Baker Lukooya, Duncan Otieno and Robinson Kamura converted theirs.It wasn’t a pleasant start to new AFC head coach Radolfo Zapata who was making his first appearance on the dug out on a day that also happened to be his birthday.Gor Mahia head coach Dylan Kerr made a complete overhaul of the squad that played in Sunday’s 2-2 draw against Mathare United in Machakos with shot-stopper Boniface Oluoch returning to the starting team and donning the skipper’s armband.Walusimbi also made his first start for Gor since February’s CAF Champions League tie against Esperance in Machakos.In his first match in charge, Ingwe’s new coach Zapata fielded his strongest team but made changes in the goalkeeping department with younster Ezekiel Owade making his first start since making the switch from Nakumatt.Gor Mahia FC players jam keeper Shabaan Odhoji celebrating his penalty save as they beat AFC Leopards 5-4 on penalties in the Hull City play off match in Nakuru on May 1Jairus Adira, who has been error prone over the last few matches, was left out of the team while Gabriel Andika made the substitutes bench.It was Ingwe who started faster off the blocks and within the first minute of the game, Vincent Oburu surged forward from the left and into the box but his shot at goal was blocked by Charles Momanyi.On the other end, Charles Momanyi had a great chance when an in-swinging freekick delivered from the left by Walusimbi found him unmarked at the far post but he could not direct his header on target.In the 10th minute, an error from Robinson Kamura almost gifted Gor the lead when the defender’s miscued clearance was contested and won by Ephraim Guikan who headed it to Lawrence Juma, but the midfielder’s shot went inches over.Gor continued to dominate in terms of chances and three minutes later, Kevin ‘Ade’ Omondi was set up by Juma, but his first time curling shot went straight to keeper Owade.AFC were forced into an early sub when left-back Isaac Oduro limped off injured after a collision with Omondi and was replaced by Moses Mburu.Gor Mahia’s Kevin Omondi vies for the ball with AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno dueing their Hull City play-off match in Nakuru on May 1. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluZapata’s charges settled into the game but they couldn’t crack the Gor defense, the tact of using Brian Marita and Oburu’s speed on the wings not working to prescription.Late on, Gor had another chance with Juma’s freekick from the right being punched away by Owade who was the busiest of the two keepers.A lapse in concentration in the Gor defense almost saw AFC start the second half with a goal when they assumed a dipping freekick from the right but Robinson Kamura followed through and back-heeled back into the area, but Ezekiel Odera’s effort was blocked by Oluoch.AFC started the second period better but in the 55th minute they were almost caught on the counter.Gor Mahia midfielder Cersidy Okeyo attempts to go past AFC Leopards’ Duncan Otieno during their Hull City challenge match at the Afraha Stadium in Nakuru on May 1, 2018. PHOTO/Timothy OlobuluA misplaced pass from Oburu to Mburu saw Juma win the ball and spread to Guikan in the middle of the pack. The Ivorian had a good touch on the turn but his final pass to a rushing Omondi was poor.Ingwe made their first chance after 20 minutes, Brin Marita coming off for Baker Lukooya. Gor responded with a twin change, Meddie Kagere and Jack Tuyisenge coming on for Omondi and Guikan.Later on, George Odhiambo was also introduced for Boniface Omondi as Gor went full throttle on attack. However, the pace of the game was hugely pedestrian and no meaningful chances were created.At the death though, Kagere almost won it for Gor with a shot at the near post but Owade made a brilliant one handed save to turn the ball behind for a corner.With the penalties beckoning, Kerr made his final change, goalkeeper Oluoch coming off for Shabaan Odhoji.k0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Gor Mahia players celebrate with a Hull City jersey after beating AFC Leopards in the play off on May 1 in Nakuru. K’Ogalo will play the Championship side in a friendly match on May 13NAKURU, Kenya, May 1- Vincent Oburu rocketed his penalty high in the sky as AFC Leopards lost to Gor Mahia 5-4 on post-match penalties, K’Ogalo booking a date with English Championship side Hull City in a friendly match on May 13 in Nairobi.The game had been tied at 0-0 in regular time and headed straight to penalties. The first five ended 4-4 after Gor substitute keeper, Shabaan Odhoji had saved from Whyvonne Isuza while Jack Tuyisenge saw his penalty go high over.last_img read more