Remaining Seeding Scenarios Entering Final Weekend of Basketball Regular Seasons

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Attached are the remaining seeding scenarios for the 2018 Southland Conference Basketball Conference Tournament. The document outlines the possibilities for both men’s and women’s competition heading into the final slate of conference games Saturday.The tournament, which features the top eight teams from the regular season in each bracket, commences Wednesday (March 7) in Katy, Texas, at the Leonard E. Merrell Center. This year’s tourney will mark the 11th consecutive year the Southland tournament is in Katy.For the women’s conference tournament, the eight competing schools are known with seeding to be finalized based on the results of Saturday’s six games featuring 12 of 13 conference schools. The women’s teams that will be battling for the Southland Conference tournament championship and the accompanying automatic berth in the 2018 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament: Lamar (No. 1 seed); Stephen F. Austin (No. 2 seed); Central Arkansas (No. 3 seed); New Orleans; Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Nicholls; Abilene Christian; and McNeese.On the men’s side, seven schools have secured spots in Katy: Nicholls; Southeastern Louisiana; Stephen F. Austin; Sam Houston State; Lamar; New Orleans; Central Arkansas (No. 7 seed). Three teams – Abilene Christian, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and McNeese — are still eligible to clinch a spot. With six games on tap Saturday, seven seeds are yet to be determined. Current standings leader Nicholls has clinched at least a share of the regular-season crown, while Central Arkansas is only men’s team to have locked in a specific seed. Men’s Scenarios (PDF)Women’s Scenarios (PDF)last_img read more

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Joseph to be inducted into Roughrider Plaza of Honour

first_imgThe New Iberia native was selected as the CFL’s Most Outstanding Player in 2007 as well as being named a CFL and West Division All-Star that same year. “I am very humbled to be inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughrider’s Plaza of Honour,” said Joseph who played for McNeese from 1992-95, earning All-Southland Conference honors twice, the 1992 SLC Freshman of the Year, and the 1995 Louisiana Offensive Player of the Year.”There are many great players in the Plaza of Honour and I am very excited to join those great men as a member of the 2019 class. I have to give thanks to God, my coaches, teammates and fans of the Saskatchewan Roughriders.”My wife and I were so excited when I received the call about my induction. I know the Saskatchewan Roughriders hold this Honour to a high standard therefore I have to say thank you to the Plaza Committee for my induction.”I also need to say thank you to all of the coaches and teammates that have impacted my career from Little League football, high school, McNeese and the NFL. Football is the ultimate teammate sport therefore my heart shares this individual induction with all of you.”I have always wanted my legacy to be a lifetime achievement that wasn’t defined by wins and losses.  I feel that this Plaza induction helps me to build that legacy with the great fans of Saskatchewan.” Joining Joseph as part of the 2019 class will be his former teammate, Neil Hughes who played from 2004-14 and was part of that 2007 Grey Cup championship team. Story by by Matthew Bonnette, McNeese Sports Information DirectorLAKE CHARLES, La. – Former McNeese quarterback standout and 2006 Hall of Fame inductee Kerry Joseph will be inducted into the Saskatchewan Roughrider Plaza of Honour (Hall of Fame), the organization announced on Sunday. In addition to joining the McNeese Sports Hall of Fame in 2006, Joseph was a 2012 inductee into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor. Joseph currently serves as an assistant coach on the Southeastern Louisiana football staff. The induction ceremony is scheduled for Aug. 22 at Mosaic Stadium. Joseph played for the Roughriders from 2006-07 and again in 2014, leading his team to the CFL Grey Cup in 2007. The Plaza of Honour has inducted individuals who have made major contributions to the proud tradition of the Saskatchewan Roughrider Football Club. The event is known as one of Saskatchewan’s most prestigious sports receptions. He played in 40 games and racked up 8,097 passing yards which ranks ninth in franchise history, to go along with 50 touchdown passes. He added 1,365 rushing yards and 18 touchdowns.last_img read more

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WISHING WELL STAKES QUOTES-MONDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2020

first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, AN EDDIE SURPRISE, WINNER: “I just tried to break good out of there and save some ground in the last turn and make a great run. When you have a good horse they make your job easy.“We were very confident, she got out of there not very quick in the beginning. I just let her be where she was and she started getting better going into the last turn, I felt very confident after that.“I just try to figure out what makes my horse happy and to help them run their best.  Yes, I think when they feel comfortable, they perform.”OWNER QUOTESDOUG O’NEILL, AN EDDIE SURPRISE, WINNER: “I’d like to say thank you to Casey and Carla and all the crew at OBR that bred and took care of this filly and got her to the races. We love her consistency. Prior to the race it looked like such an evenly matched race so you could win or run fifth and run your race.  We just got a dream trip by Joel and it worked out perfect.“We are grateful to have a small string in Dubai thanks to Frank Gabriel, but as nice as Dubai is it’s not even close to Santa Anita, I mean this is the best. We are so blessed to call this home and there’s just nothing better than winning here at The Great Race Place.”NOTES: The winning owner is Reddam Racing, LLC.last_img read more

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Watch cheeky Lampard laugh about Spurs’ loss at Man Utd on Chelsea TV

first_imgFRANK LAMPARD couldn’t resist breaking out in a smile after hearing that London rivals Spurs had lost to Manchester United.The Chelsea manager was already in a cheerful mood after watching his side bounce back from defeat to West Ham with a 2-1 win over Aston Villa.2 Frank Lampard couldn’t resist a cheeky grin at hearing Tottenham lost to Manchester UnitedCredit: YouTubeElsewhere, Lampard’s former manager Jose Mourinho suffered a miserable return to Old Trafford as his Spurs side lost by the same score to United.But Chelsea got back on track with goals from Tammy Abraham and Mason Mount either side of a strike from Trezeguet to give the Blues the three points.In an interview with Chelsea TV after the match, Lamps had finished giving his thoughts on the game when the subject turned to rivals Spurs.After the presenter interrupted to say “Tottenham lost…did you see that?”, the former Derby boss broke out into a huge cheeky grin and replied: “I did see that, yeah, I did.”Lampard had already further endeared himself to Chelsea fans with his refusal to ever manage Spurs last month following Mourinho’s appointment.Chelsea is certainly very close to my heart. Hence why I’m so proud to manage this club. And hence why I wouldn’t manage TottenhamFrank LampardDespite admitting that he understood the Portuguese’s decision, the Stamford Bridge chief says the London rivalry would stop him following in the Special One’s boots.Asked if he could take charge of Spurs one day, Lampard smiled and replied: “I can firmly say no. And you can replay that it ten years, or whenever you want. No, it wouldn’t happen.”But I think things are different. Jose Mourinho has worked for a lot of football clubs and you have to respect his right to work.”On the other hand i was here for 13 years as a player, have an absolute deep feeling for the club, and I obviously went to Manchester City for a year at the end of my career.”But Chelsea is certainly very close to my heart. Hence why I’m so proud to manage this club.”And hence why I wouldn’t manage Tottenham, and that’s no disrespect to Tottenham.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneMost 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe added: “I’ve got a lot of friends who are Tottenham fans and Arsenal fans etc.”But sometimes there are feelings when you are in it about some things that you wouldn’t do.”I’m not being disrespectful to the club, but just because of what Chelsea has given me over my time as a player and now. It’s not on my list!”2Chelsea boss Frank Lampard admits that he could never go and manage Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Greaves was one of England’s best ever and a bit like Messi – remember his genius

first_imgTHE only wonder is that this new film ever needed to be made… that a modern audience had to be reminded of the man’s greatness.England’s finest goalscorer, an A-list TV celebrity, an incomparable raconteur, and a man who spoke fearlessly about the horrors of alcoholism decades before such subjects were widely discussed.5 Jimmy Greaves is still under-appreciated, but is one of England’s best everCredit: PA:Empics Sport5 Jimmy Greaves ought to be uttered in the same breath as Messi and RonaldoCredit: Getty5 Greaves, right, infamously missed out on the 1966 World Cup final through injuryCredit: PA:Press AssociationAnd yet Jimmy Greaves — whose extraordinary life is the subject of “Greavsie”, the latest in the acclaimed BT Sport Films series — remains somewhat under-appreciated.He has never been recognised in any Honours list, is often remembered as the man who missed out on England’s 1966 World Cup triumph, rather than one of his nation’s all-time greats and is sometimes regarded as merely a knockabout figure of light- entertainment fun.So Greaves needs and deserves such comprehensive documentary treatment, to shine light on his brilliance as a footballer and as a man.Greaves turns 80 next year, his quality of life severely affected by a major stroke in 2015 which has left him struggling to walk or talk.Tottenham — the club with whom he enjoyed his greatest success, but with whom he had endured a frosty relationship for years — have been unstinting in their help and support for their all-time leading scorer during his years of ill health.But his landmark birthday is a good opportunity to be reminded of his true worth, with accounts from team-mates and football greats.The pity is that Greaves was unable to give a contemporary interview for this film, because — while in good health — he was a wonderfully vivid storyteller and the warmest of men.During countless hours of conversations as Jim’s ghostwriter for this and other newspapers, it was my privilege to hear many of football’s legends brought to life.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneIn Jim’s company, saints were so often made flesh.He’d witnessed Bobby Charlton constantly haranguing referees, Stanley Matthews selling black-market cigarettes, Pele laying out an Argentinian defender with a mighty headbutt.There was barely a post-war footballing legend you could mention without Greaves knowing a killer story about them.His greatest friends included Bobby Moore and George Best and his anecdotes were so extensive and fascinating, he allowed you to feel as if you knew these legends personally.Greaves the footballer is often referred to as, almost exclusively, a poacher of goals.But as his fellow Tottenham great Glenn Hoddle tells BT Sport: “Some of his goals, you can see Lionel Messi, his quick feet and the way he went into the penalty area, but he was more of a natural finisher than anyone I think I’ve ever seen.”Greaves’ raw stats are remarkable — 44 goals in 57 England internationals and the leading goalscorer in the history of English top-flight football by a country mile with 357.Until Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo came along, no man had scored more goals in Europe’s elite five leagues.5 Jimmy Greaves is the subject of BT Sport’s latest filmCredit: GettyAs Gary Lineker told BT: “I always think that it must be tough, knowing you were that good — and his numbers were extraordinary.“It’s a shame there’s not more footage. He was a very special talent, Jimmy, and deserves to be remembered as one of the very, very best English footballers, let alone strikers.”Talking to Greaves about his goalscoring heyday, you were struck by an unlikely combination of supreme self-awareness and genuine humility.He knew exactly how good he was, as he let on with a common quip from his theatre shows: “I had a goal drought once — it was the worst 15 minutes of my career.”In many ways, Greaves’ post-football life was more extraordinary than his playing career.He spent most of the 70s battling alcoholism — being told he was no longer wanted by Spurs in 1970 hit him harder than missing out on the ’66 final — but has not touched alcohol in the last four decades.The honesty of the book he wrote with Norman Giller, This One’s On Me, and the subsequent TV documentary, Just For Today, were hugely influential and inspirational to others suffering similar problems.5 Greaves’ post-football life was more extraordinary than his playing careerCredit: GettyMOST 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’NEXT 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 & kidsThey paved the way for Greaves to become a treasured TV personality — with Ian St John on Saint and Greavsie and on the TV-am sofa as a television critic.In latter years, Greaves continued to speak about his demons with disarming starkness without ever taking himself seriously.More frequently, he spoke about football with rare bluntness, simplicity and insight. He is one of a kind and a man who ought to be treasured.*GREAVSIE will premiere at 8pm on BT Sport 1 on February 8, 2020. It is the latest in the award-winning BT Sport Films series. See btsport.com/films for info.This week’s Maverick Monday is Chelsea and Spurs star Jimmy Greaveslast_img read more

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Canberra upset Roosters in NRL thriller

first_imgThe Roosters could have gone a game clear on top of the ladder with a win at GIO Stadium.Instead, their poor record in the nation’s capital continued, where they haven’t won since 2010.The Roosters are locked in a three-way battle at the top of the table for the minor premiership with Melbourne and South Sydney.The Storm are ahead because of their superior points difference.Trent Robinson’s team had a chance to score in the final minute as they charged in attack, but a knock-on turned the ball over to see the Raiders home and reverse their 2018 fortunes in close games.Unlike most games featuring the Raiders this season, defence reigned supreme as Ricky Stuart’s team held the Roosters scoreless in the first half.The Raiders led 12-0 at the break thanks to an early try for winger Jordan Rapana before halfback Sam Williams slotted three penalty goals in windy conditions.But the Roosters were never going to wilt as captain Boyd Cordner found a gap in a sleepy Raiders defence just a few minutes into the second half.Roosters lock Victor Radley levelled the scores with a diving try in the 60th minute, but the Raiders weren’t done as Williams put his team back in front with another penalty goal.That’s where the score would stay as the Raiders secured their ninth win of the season and maintained their position in 10th on the ladder.The Raiders had to deal with Luke Bateman and Brad Abbey going off for head injury assessments, forcing five-eighth Blake Austin to move to fullback.last_img read more

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Paradise Tailoring sponsors Central Premier League with 50 000

first_imgThe sponsorship is in cash and kind and will be used to run the competition and purchase new uniforms.General Manager for Tribes Investment, Michael Wapunk said Paradise Tailoring was proud to be the CPL to grow and identify local talent from the province.He said plans were in place to extend this type of sponsorship to other provinces in the future.CPL president, Jack Kedea thanked Paradise Tailoring said the sponsorship will help raise the standard of rugby league in the central province as it prepares to enter a team into the Digicel Cupcompeition next season. The CPL competition is entering its second round with the finals to be held in October.last_img

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Scala quits as FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee chair

first_imgIn what represents a severe blow to President Gianni Infantino just three months into his tenure at world football’s governing body, the Swiss-Italian has quit an important role at FIFA after the ruling Council was granted the power to dismiss the heads of the independent watchdog committees without consulting its membership.The unprecedented move was approved at the Congress, the first to be held under Infantino’s leadership, with an overwhelming majority of 186 votes to one during yesterday’s meetingIt meant the likes of Ethics Committee Adjudicatory Chamber judge Hans-Joachim Eckert and Investigatory counterpart Cornel Borbély, as well as Scala, could be stripped of their positions based purely on the decision of the 37-strong Council.The sacking and recruitment of members of the respective Committees within FIFA is usually voted on at the annual Congress.Businessman Scala, an integral cog in the reform package passed in an attempt to clean up the battered image of FIFA, stormed out of the Congress yesterday when the item was successfully passed.It contradicts the pledges of independence within the corruption-plagued organisation, leaving the fate of three top officials in the hands of the ruling Council and not the 211 Member Associations.The motion had already attracted criticism following reports it was only added to the agenda at the last minute by Infantino, with the move handing him more power than his predecessors have enjoyed.In a statement, Scala launched a stinging attack on the measure, insisting it “undermines a central pillar of the good governance of FIFA and it destroys a substantial achievement of the reforms”.”It will henceforth be possible for the council to impede investigations against single members at any time, by dismissing the responsible committee members or by keeping them acquiescent through the threat of a dismissal,” added Scala.“The bodies are factually deprived of their independence and are in danger of becoming auxiliary agents of those whom they should actually supervise.”My resignation shall also be a wake-up call and shall give backing to those persons involved, who genuinely advocated for reforms until today.”I would like to prompt all of them: Keep going like this, FIFA needs and deserves your commitment and consistent action.”The agenda item was passed comprehensively and seemingly went under the radar of the electorate, who clearly didn’t realise the magnitude of the decision they had made. Infantino, a strong advocate of the reform process, which helped him in his bid for the FIFA hotseat, defended the decision of the Congress yesterday and insisted it did not contravene the independence of the watchdog committees.”If we don’t act we are criticised for not acting and if we act we are criticised for acting,” he said.“We are in a democratic process.“Today we had to dismiss several members, others are indicted and arrested – do we have to wait one year until the next congress to be allowed to dismiss them?”A rift between Scala, who was appointed to the independent role in May 2012, and Infantino had been lingering under the surface after the Swiss-Italian recommended the secretary general earn more in salary than the President.The former Audit and Compliance Committee chair had been an important part of FIFA’s attempt to clean up its image in the wake of a criminal investigation which has seen several top officials indicted and arrest on corruption charges by the United States Department of Justice.  In response to Scala’s departure, FIFA claim the Swiss “misinterpreted the decision” made by the Council while labelling his suggestions the independence of the body has been contradicted as “unfounded” and “baseless”.”FIFA accepts Domenico Scala’s resignation as Chairman of the Audit & Compliance Committee with immediate effect,” a statement read.”FIFA regrets that Mr. Scala has misinterpreted the purpose of the decision taken by the FIFA Congress.”The decision was made to permit the Council to appoint members on an interim basis to the vacant positions of the new committees so they can start fulfilling their roles as part of the ongoing reform process until the next FIFA Congress in 2017. In addition, the measure allows for the swift removal of members who have breached their obligations.”The Council fully respects the independence of the Audit and Compliance and the Ethics committees, and any suggestions to the contrary are without merit.”Mr. Scala has made unfounded claims which are baseless. FIFA is focused on reform and the path forward as evidenced by the appointment of a new FIFA Secretary General.”last_img read more

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Kenyan team to arrive this Thursday

first_imgThe Kenyans are expected to touch down at 8am at the Jackson’s International Airport.A joint press conference for captains and coaches from both teams will be held later at 3pm at the Airways Hotel on the same day.It will be history in the making as this is the first ICC match to be played in PNG.The match will be held at Amini Park this Saturday and will start at 9am.The next scheduled match between the two teams is two days later on May 30.last_img

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Table tennis champs moved to POMIS

first_imgThe Championships were supposed to be held at the Rita Flynn indoor courts but the President of the PNG Table Tennis Federation (PNGTTF), Rea Loi explained that due to the closure of venues around the city, the tournament has been moved to POMIS.Loi added the Oceania Development Course is currently being held at the Works Training Institute at Four-Mile.Loi said the championships are open to all interested people and the invitation is extended to former players and individuals or corporate bodies who would like to participate.The events to be contested are as follows:Under 18 yrs. Boys     –           SinglesUnder 18 yrs. Girls     –           SinglesOpen Women’s           –           DoublesOpen Women’s           –           SinglesOpen Men’s                –           DoublesOpen Men’s                –           SinglesPara event                   –          Singles if anylast_img read more

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