Three Louisiana schools – New Orleans, Nicholls, Southeastern Louisiana – and Incarnate Word swing into action Monday at UNO’s Battle in the Big Easy. The Cowboys, who finished second at the 2018 Southland Conference Championship, tee off Monday at UTSA’s Lone Star Invitational with defending conference champion Sam Houston State. Stephen F. Austin heads east for the Golfweek Program Challenge on Sept. 9-11. The Wildcats head to Colorado Springs, Colo., to participate in the 50th edition of the tournament hosted by the U.S. Air Force Academy. Junior Bryce Dooley, senior Garrett Glanton and sophomore Alex Clouse return to the Eisenhower Blue Course after leading the team to a 10th-place finish at this event a year ago. Dooley paced the team, tying for 24th individually behind a one-under par 215. The Lumberjacks return senior Angelo Leyvani, who was an All-Conference second team honoree last season, along with honorable mention selection Jake Hendrix. Head Coach Trey Schroeder will be without 2018 Southland Freshman of the Year Andy Lopez, who transferred to Texas Tech. The team will test itself at the True Blue Golf Course in Pawleys Island, S.C. to start the season. McNeese and Sam Houston have split the past five Southland championships and start the season seeing one another at the AT&T Oaks Course at TPC San Antonio. The Cowboys’ Blake Elliot returns for his senior year searching for his fourth-straight NCAA appearance. He missed qualifying for NCAA Nationals by just one stroke this past season. The Bearkats return four of five from a season ago in – senior Austen Christiansen and juniors William Holcomb, Noah Steele and Levi Valdez – their five-man squad that won the 2018 Southland title and earned the automatic berth at the NCAA Regionals. The Lions, Colonels, UIW Cardinals and the Privateers look to turn the page on a new year after finishing as the last four teams at the 2018 Southland Conference Championship. The four get their chance for a fresh start at the English Turn Golf and Country Club in New Orleans. Incarnate Word’s Remy Huston Jr., makes his debut at the helm after taking charge in June following a season as the graduate assistant. FRISCO, Texas – The 2018-19 men’s golf season commences Friday when Abilene Christian tees off at the Gene Miranda Falcon Invitational. Seven other Southland Conference teams will begin their seasons this week while Lamar, Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist will wait to start the new year. Lamar opens the new season in Louisville, Ky., for the Cardinal Classic. Central Arkansas and Houston Baptist are the last teams to take the course. The Bears are set to begin the season at the Southern Miss Sam Hall Intercollegiate while the Huskies are at the Memphis Intercollegiate. Both tournaments tee off Sept. 17. The Southland Conference Championship returns to McKinney, Texas, at the Stonebridge Ranch Country Club (Dye Course) for the seventh consecutive year. The tournament is April 22-24, 2019.
MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsGiroud has only made 11 appearances in all competitions and could complete a move away in the summer on a free transfer when his contract expires.The striker is expected to start his fifth consecutive game in all competitions when they take on Everton this afternoon.Lampard’s side can extend the gap to fifth placed Wolves to five points with a win over Carlo Ancelotti’s men.Chelsea vs Everton: Live stream, TV channel and kick-off time for Premier League clash at Stamford Bridge OLIVIER Giroud admits he was keen to leave Chelsea in the January transfer but the club blocked a move with Tottenham and Inter interested.The French striker has struggled for game time this season but has found himself in the starting line-up following the injury to first-choice Tammy Abraham.1 Olivier Giroud has been leading the line in Tammy Abrahams absenceCredit: Getty Images – GettyGiroud, 33, has only started four league matches this season, including Chelsea’s last two fixtures and ther former Arsenal man was expected to leave in January but Frank Lampard was unable to find a replacement.Tottenham, who have struggled with injuries in the forward department, were considering a move for the forward but Chelsea blocked the move.Injuries to Harry Kane and Son Heung-Min left Jose Mourinho desperate for a striker but Lampard was not keen on deal that involved their rivals.Spurs are in desperate need for a striker after a run of no win win five matches following their 1-1 draw with Burnley yesterday.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesIt was clear Giroud and Michy Batshauyi were surplus to requirements but the injury to Abraham meant Lampard had to bring a striker in if one of those two were to exit Stamford Bridge.Giroud told Telefoot: “The most interesting for me was Inter Milan.”The problem was that it dragged on. .”Lazio and Tottenham were there too, but I was blocked.”“I knew I shouldn’t go on strike, or go to sulk in the locker room.”Because it wasn’t me, and because I knew there was a good chance I would stay at Chelsea.”Inter Milan were also keen on bringing Giroud to Italy to support Romelu Lukaku and Latauro Martinez but were unable to get a deal completed.After returning to the starting line-up, Giroud is hoping to extend his stay at the club with his contract expiring in June.
The Barras will play Nepal and Afghanistan this month in a tour of the United Arab Emirates (UAE).The fifteen man squad will be led by Jack Vare with Assad Vala appointed his deputy.Cricket PNG head coach Dipak Patel said the team is looking forward to another challenge against two strong international teams.In Round 1, the Barras upset Netherlands in their debut I-Cup match, but lost both their WCLC matches to the same opponent in June.The Barramundis currently sit fourth on the I-Cup points table and eighth in the WCLC table. “Playing in UAE conditions is another huge challenge that we face against two different opponents over two different formats in a short period of time.“Our preparation hasn’t been ideal, however, I’m confident we will perform well after outstanding results in the recently completed SACA League in Australia,” said Patel. The Barras will play their first WCLC match in Abu Dhabi against Nepal on the 16th of this month.The BSP PNG Barramundis: JACK NORMANI TIKI VARE KEVERE, ASSADOLLAH VALA, LEGA SIAKA, SESE BAU, VANI VAGI MOREA, MAHURU DAI, CHARLES JORDAN ALEWA AMINI, NORMAN ORETA VANUA, CHAD AIWATI SOPER, JOHN BOGE REVA, TONY PALA URA, LOA NOU, HIRI HIRI, NOSAINA POKANA. Coach: JOHN OVIA.
Female leading development officer from ENB Grace Michael says it is always a challenge to develop this male dominant sport in the province.Michael has been developing the sport in schools throughout the province since the program’s inception in 2014 under the League Bilong Laif program run by NRL Australia in PNG.The program works with schools in the four regions of PNG using rugby league as a tool to support education outcomes.She says it has been a challenge being the first female development officer in the program and to be able to be working alongside the men trying to keep up with the role.“It’s good to have male colleagues around who have been very helpful to me as I face the challenges of dealing with the male students who think women cannot play the sport,” she said.Grace is also the founding coordinator of the ENB womens rugby league which is what motivates her to develop the sport in the schools.The female students have seen her as a role model.“We now have a huge number of girls who want to play rugby league in the province.“Having a female teaching them the rules and techniques of the game has gotten the girls out of their shells and instilled confidence to play the sport,” Michael said.So far, her team of three development officers has visited a total of 45 schools comprising of 25 primary and 20 elementary schools. They plan to visit more schools this year.Caption: Grace Michael among league development officers undergoing training in Port Moresby recently.
Rodrigo, despite his injury, will travel to Arabia with the rest of the expedition. Valencia will move completely, including the injured. Piccini, Kang In, Guedes and Manu Vallejo will accompany the rest of the staff. A sprained knee will leave Rodrigo Moreno without Super Cup. Valencia has confirmed the striker’s injury to Eibar and he will not be able to play Wednesday against Madrid, in Arabia. The medical part confirms the sprained knee and ensures that the lesion is pending evolution. Celades cannot count on the attacker for at least two weeks. The Brazilian Hispanic striker could not finish the match against Eibar and was replaced by Kondogbia in the 82nd minute. This morning he has already been on the sidelines of his teammates and has not jumped to the grass of the Sports City, so Celades will not be able to count on one of its pillars in the Super Cup.
Ivanisevic (Break up, 48 years outdated), for his half, was additionally second in the rating, raised 22 trophies, was double Olympic bronze in Barcelona 92 and gained the Davis Cup in 2005. “That is most likely the biggest and biggest honor for any athlete,” Goran says. “It’s superb, and there isn’t a higher companion with whom to obtain it than Conchita Martínez, nice persona, nice individual and nice tennis participant. It appears that evidently I’ve had to do one thing good on this world, “added the now coach and workforce member of Novak Djokovic.From July 2020 there will probably be six Spaniards in the ITHF: Manuel Alonso, Manolo Santana, Arantxa Sánchez Vicario, Manuel Orantes, Andrés Gimeno and Conchita Martínez. Spain’s Conchita Martínez and Croatian Goran Ivanisevic, each Wimbledon champions in 1994 and 2001, respectively, had been honored at the Rod Laver Enviornment, earlier than the Raonic-Djokovic of the quarterfinals of the Australian Open, for becoming a member of the Worldwide Tennis Corridor of Fame, the Racket Corridor of Fame. Accompanied by a gaggle of members, together with Rod Laver, Roy Emerson, Margaret Court docket and Chris Evert, amongst others, they acquired applause from the public as an advance of the ceremony that can happen at the headquarters of the Corridor, in Newport, subsequent July.Amongst the deserves of Conchita (Monzón, 47 years outdated), present coach of Garbiñe Muguruza, as well as to the title in London are the finals in Melbourne (1998) and Roland Garros (2000), three Olympic medals and 5 Federation Cup titles, as well as to having been world quantity two and having gained 33 WTA titles. “It’s superb! I’m immensely pleased for this recognition and very grateful. It’s a privilege to be half of the historical past of world tennis.”, Conchita wrote on her social networks.
Liverpool870-205 Tottenham629-148 Manchester City917-224 EquipmentMarket value (in € M)Difference due to coronavirus (in € M) The market value of the Premier pointers The stoppage due to the coronavirus crisis has affected the value of the Premier League squads, according to the Transfermarkt website. In total, the devaluation is calculated to reach 1,800 million euros among all the soccer players in the competition, being Manchester City the most affected team (256 million).The Transfermarkt website rates players based on many statistics, including age, contract length, or previous transfers. The most valuable footballer in the Premier League remains, despite the crisis, Raheem Sterling, with 130 million euros. However, its cache has been reduced by 33 million.Total, Guardiola’s squad value has dropped from 1,125 million to 1,044, with De Bruyne as the second most valued player. For its part, Liverpool have lost a total of 233 million value in their players including Salah and Mané, the most expensive of the reds (123 million). Chelsea612-134 Wolves267-62 Arsenal521-114 Everton367-87 West ham258-58 Manchester United582-136 Leicester363-90
MAN CITY VS SUNDERLANDMAN CITY (4-2-3-1)HART, SAGNA, DEMICHELIS, OTAMENDI, KOLAROV, FERNANDINHO, FERNANDO, DE BRUYNE, SILVA, STERLING, AGUEROSUNDERLAND (5-3-2)DEFOE, WATMORE, JOHNSON, M’VILA, TOIVONEN, VAN AANHOLT, KABOUL, O’SHEA, COATES, JONES, PANTILIMONOn Monday, Manchester City lost 2-1 to Barclays Premier League rivals Arsenal at the Emirates Stadium, leaving them in third place and six points behind leaders Leicester City.It further highlighted City’s problems away from home.; of their 33 goals in the Premier League this season, no fewer than 25 have come at the Etihad Stadium.Sunderland, meanwhile, have lost their last three and five of their last seven, results that leave the Black Cats in the relegation zone, in 19th place. And they arrive at the Etihad Stadium where they have never won in the Premier League.In 11 visits to City’s home ground, Sunderland have lost nine and drawn two. They last won at City in January 1998 in the second tier.And Sunderland have picked up just five points in their last 11 Premier League away games, winning one, drawing two and losing eight. The Black Cats have also conceded the most goals (33) and have allowed their opponents the most shots on target (106) in the Premier League this season.City recalled Sergio Aguero for the Arsenal game though, after three games out, he lasted just over an hour before being replaced. City were still without Vincent Komapny but the captain could return in time to face Sunderland.Fernando and Pablo Zabaleta also missed the Emirates match and will undergo tests. But Samir Nasri is still absent.Sunderland, meanwhile, will miss Jack Rodwell after the midfielder collected his fifth yellow card of the season, at Chelsea. Sebastian Larsson is also missing while Lee Cattermole a doubt after missing the last game with a back problem.
FRESH VIGOUR United had dictated the pace of the game, showcasing a newly discovered vigour and passing precision, but only scored in the 61st minute. It was a passage of play that demonstrated the potential in Louis van Gaal’s side. The build-up involved interplay between Juan Mata and Anthony Martial. Then Cameron Borthwick-Jackson’s cross was teed up by Wayne Rooney for Jesse Lingard to volley on the turn into the net. “We continued with our good, attacking football,” said Van Gaal, whose side held Chelsea 0-0 at home in December. “We have created a lot of chances here at Chelsea. It’s a nasty away game, I think, and one that’s not so easy. “The last few years Manchester United haven’t won here, so it’s not an easy match and we took the lead with a fantastic goal. A fantastic cross also. Then you can control the game, but in the last quarter we gave it away.” On the south coast, though, Arsenal emerged from their January slump. Arsenal had failed to win in four league games and not scored in three of them until travelling to Bournemouth. Mesut Ozil scored his first goal since December’s reverse fixture against Bournemouth and within 90 seconds Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain ended a 17-month league goal drought. “We had four games without a win when you play at the top that’s a long period, so your confidence drops a little bit,” Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger said. Arsenal moved behind second-place north London rivals Tottenham on goal difference. Coming up for Arsenal next Sunday is a home match against Leicester, the surprise leaders which sent Manchester City tumbling to fourth by winning their encounter 3-1 on Saturday. “Leicester running away and us playing them next week, (makes) the game interesting,” Wenger said. “It was very important for us to win today.” LONDON (AP): A second stalemate of the season between Chelsea and Manchester United saw the fallen powers slip further from relevance in this unusual Premier League season. The 1-1 draw at Stamford Bridge did little to help either team yesterday, which began with Arsenal beating Bournemouth 2-0 to rise to third. United remain lodged in fifth and the gap to the fourth Champions League place has grown to six points. Chelsea remain in the lower reaches of the standings – 13th – closer to the relegation zone than their usual place among the top four elite. The one positive for Chelsea is that the ailing champions remain unbeaten since Guus Hiddink was brought in as manager until the end of the season in December to replace the fired Jose Mourinho. The Blues left it late to rescue a point against United. The game had entered stoppage time when Cesc Fabregas threaded a pass beyond a slipping Daley Blind to Diego Costa, who rounded goalkeeper David De Gea before netting the equaliser.
LIVERPOOL, England (AP): Playing with 10 men proved to be no problem for Liverpool in the English Premier League yesterday. The same cannot be said of Manchester United. Liverpool responded to James Milner’s sending-off in the 62nd minute against Crystal Palace by coming from 1-0 down to win 2-1 as Christian Benteke’s penalty clinched victory in the sixth minute of injury time. However, United were made to pay for a 26th-minute red card to Juan Mata also for two bookings at West Bromwich Albion, which won 1-0 thanks to Salomon Rondon’s goal at The Hawthorns. United dropped three points behind fourth-place Manchester City in the race for Champions League qualification and are now only three ahead of Liverpool, who have won three straight league games for the first time in a year. City have a game in hand over United too. “It’s a big blow,” United manager Louis van Gaal said. “This kind of match you need to win.” Van Gaal said Mata’s sending-off for two yellow cards in three minutes was to blame for United’s first-ever Premier League loss at West Brom. “We have played 60 minutes with 10 versus 11 and this is the fifth match in 14 days,” the Dutchman said. “It’s very difficult to play against 11 players (in this situation). I think it’s the reason why we lost.” Mata collected his first booking for blocking a quickly taken free kick, a decision Van Gaal described as “stupid”. Initially, United coped well with going a man down, but barely threatened West Brom’s goal and Rondon won a tight game by controlling a left-wing cross and shooting home on the turn in the 66th. West Brom moved to 39 points, which should secure their Premier League status for another season. “Can we reach that magic 50 points that West Brom have never had before?” West Brom midfielder Darren Fletcher said. Liverpool played their best football down to 10 men at Selhurst Park, where the team hadn’t won since 1997, although they needed two errors by Palace players to bring about the comeback. Roberto Firmino pounced on a mis-hit clearance from Palace goalkeeper Alex McCarthy, drove forward and slotted a finish past McCarthy in the 72nd to make it 1-1. Then Benteke, on as a late substitute, fell to the ground under the slightest of touches from Palace defender Damien Delaney, who pulled out of an attempted tackle in the fourth minute of stoppage time, but still connected with Benteke’s left ankle. The Belgium striker coolly converted the spot-kick, halting midway through his run-up before slotting it home into the corner. “I feel like we’ve been robbed a little bit,” said Palace manager Alan Pardew, whose side hasn’t won since December 19, “but maybe we shot ourselves in the foot.” Palace led through Joe Ledley in the 48th minute. Liverpool are six points off the Champions League qualification positions and have 10 games remaining, one more than many of their rivals for the top four. “I can’t believe how it feels, really good,” Liverpool manager Juergen Klopp said. “A big moment for us.”