Football Viewers’ Guide: Thursday

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – With a win Thursday night, Nicholls can claim a share of the Southland Conference championship and an automatic bid to the NCAA FCS playoffs. They’ll have to get past rival Southeastern Louisiana in the River Bell Classic, televised to a regional audience on Cox Sports Television. Outside Cox’s territory, streaming coverage will be available via ESPN3.At the same time, Eleven Sports will showcase Northwestern State vs. Stephen F. Austin to a national television audience. The Southland Digital Network will simulcast the broadcast. Southeastern Louisiana at Nicholls, Thursday, 6 p.m. CTRegional Television:Cox Sports TVCharter 324 or 815Cox 37 or 1037Channel finderOnline (Subject to blackout in Cox territory):ESPN3https://tinyurl.com/RiverBellClassicESPN appsTalent:Jeff Palermo, play-by-playGary Reasons, analystCarley McCord, reporter Northwestern State at Stephen F. Austin, Thursday, 6 p.m. CTNational Television:Eleven SportsDirecTV 623AT&T U-verse 1665Suddenlink 455Channel finderOnline:Southland Digital Networkhttp://Southland.org/liveSouthland Conference appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playJohn Harris, analystcenter_img FB: Automatic bid to the @NCAA_FCS tournament will be decided Thursday. @Nicholls_FB wins vs. SLU, Colonels are in. @SLUFootball wins, AQ goes to @UIWFootball.River Bell Classic. 6 pm CT Thursday on @CoxSportsTV. Streaming on ESPN3 outside Cox territory. ?? pic.twitter.com/06sNraOeCq— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 13, 2018last_img read more

BATTLE OF MIDWAY TRADES PUNCHES WITH FAVORED MCKINZIE & EMERGES  A HALF LENGTH WINNER IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.95

first_imgBATTLE OF MIDWAY TRADES PUNCHES WITH FAVORED MCKINZIE & EMERGES  A HALF LENGTH WINNER IN GRADE II, $200,000 SAN PASQUAL STAKES; RIDDEN BY PRAT & TRAINED BY HOLLENDORFER, HE GETS 1 1/8 MILES IN 1:46.95 RAINY CONDITIONS CONTRIBUTE TO 15 SCRATCHES IN THE RAINBOW SIX WHICH PRODUCES 18,764 WINNING TICKETS ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 2, 2019)–With Battle of Midway applying serious pressure early and late to favored McKinzie , Battle of Midway, with Flavien Prat up, emerged a half length victor in Saturday’s Grade II, $200,000 San Pasqual Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by Jerry Hollendorfer, Battle of Midway, a 5-year-old son of Smart Strike, got a mile and one eighth over a sloppy track in 1:46.95.In-hand early while ever attendant to McKinzie to his immediate inside, Battle of Midway was cruising in third position heading to the far turn as longshot Giant Expectations showed the way.  Three abreast turning for home, the San Pasqual boiled down to the top two a furlong out, and although Battle of Midway drifted out some in the late stages, he finally wrested control from McKinzie and Mike Smith in the final 30 yards.“I think the key was being outside,” said Prat, who has now ridden Battle of Midway a total of 13 times, including his last 12 in a row. “The draw was very important. I don’t think either horse likes to get pressure inside and I was able to stay just outside of McKinzie the whole way.  My horse likes to play around a little when he makes the lead, but he still finished good.”Most recently second as the favorite in the Grade II San Antonio Stakes going 1 1/16 miles here on Dec. 26, Battle of Midway was off as the second choice in a field of five older horses at 2-1 and paid $6.80, $2.60 and $2.10.“We were kind of undecided (about) what the speed was going to be,” said Hollendorfer.  “I thought Bob (Baffert) would send (McKinzie), but he didn’t do that, so that kept us wide into the first turn, which was a good strategy for them…I thought Prat rode a great race.  The other horse fought back, but we got lucky in the last couple jumps.”Owned by Don Alberto Stable and WinStar Farm, LLC, Battle of Midway, who is out of the Concerto mare Rigoletta, made his sixth start today following his victory in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in 2017, after which he went on to a failed tour of duty at stud.In what has developed into a remarkable career, Battle of Midway is now six-time stakes winner and is 16-8-4-2 overall.  With the winner’s share today of $120,000, he now has earnings of $1,589,049.McKinzie, who came off a sensational 4 ¾ length win here in the Grade I, seven furlong Malibu Stakes on Dec. 26, fought gallantly to finish second, 4 ¼ lengths in front of Giant Expectations.  Off at 1-2, he paid $2.10 and $2.10.“I broke in front of him (Battle of Midway), but if I had it to do over again, I would’ve taken my horse back,” said Smith.Ridden by Joel Rosario, Giant Expectations was third-best, finishing 5 ½ lengths clear of Pavel.  Off at 9-1, Giant Expectations paid $2.60 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.86, 46.09 and 1:09.33.With a mandatory payout on the line in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, $5,198,742 in “new” money was wagered, making for a total live money pool of $6,790,951.  Due primarily to heavy rains overnight and into this afternoon, there were a total of 11 program scratches in the Rainbow Six sequence, which helped to produce 18,764 winning tickets.  Each paid $296.30.Racing will resume with a nine-race card on Big Game Sunday with special early first post time at 11 a.m.last_img read more

Spurs’ Bergwijn may not have had greatest debut – but scored a great debut goal

first_imgTHE obituary of Steven Bergwijn’s debut was already being written.Overshadowed by VAR and afforded hardly a touch by Manchester City, the £27million new-boy was set to join the long list of expensive buys who had died on their Tottenham debut.2 Bergwijn’s goal proved the pivotal moment in ensuring Spurs won the gameBut, to paraphrase Mark Twain, reports of Bergwijn’s death were not only greatly exaggerated they were also premature.As in the 63rd minute the Dutchman produced a magical moment for the goal that turned this game on its head, kept Spurs top-four hopes alive and posted his early entry into his new club’s folklore.There seemed to be little on when Lucas Moura lifted the ball to Bergwijn just inside the box.But in an instant he chested the ball and volleyed it into the net to give Jose Mourinho’s men their very first shot – compared to City’s 14th at the time.To say it was slightly against the run of play is like saying Tottenham’s new stadium is a little bit difficult to get away from after matches.But all the queues and jams will be worth it if Bergwijn can reproduce magic moments like that on a regular basis.With five goals in 16 Eredivisie appearances for PSV this season we were led to believe he was not a natural goalscorer.But the way he took his strike suggests otherwise – even Harry Kane would have been proud of that one.Until then Bergwijn’s debut had been disappointingly quiet and you felt sorry for him.DID IT AGAINST THE BESTAs an attacking player you never want to make your debut against Manchester City because they hardly give you a touch.And as a Tottenham player you never want to make your debut against City – because VAR always steals the show in matches between these clubs.That was certainly the case again as Kevin Friend of Stockley Park had more impact on this game – some would say too much – than anybody on the pitch in N17.Many were wondering where Bergwijn would play and his starting position was like his shock move from PSV – left field.He showed his tenacity in the opening minutes by winning the ball off ex-Spur Kyle Walker, earning an ovation from the home fans.Mind you, they were not so impressed later when Riyad Mahrez mugged him in midfield.Bergwijn then moved to the right and finally into the centre, and all before half-time.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamLATEST FOOTBALL NEWSGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticHe hardly had a kick in the first half but that was not entirely his fault as Spurs were so deep they were in danger of toppling backwards down the escalators at Seven Sisters Station.It was a similar story in the second half – but that was forgotten and forgiven when he scored his brilliant goal to ensure he was clapped off the park when he was subbed five minutes later.Not the greatest debut display at Spurs – but one of the greatest debut goals.2Credit: Reuters New Spurs signing Steven Bergwijn shows off unique celebration during first photo-shoot for Tottenhamlast_img read more

Saido Berahino says he ‘would jump at the chance’ to return to West Brom

first_imgSAIDO BERAHINO says he “would jump at the chance” to return to West Brom.The 26-year-old striker burst onto the scene with the Baggies and was believed to be on the verge of stepping up from the England Under-21 squad into the seniors in 2015.2 Saido Berahino says he would jump at the chance to return to West BromBut a sharp decline in form following a failed move to Tottenham that same year has led the once-feared frontman from the fringes of an international breakthrough and Champions League football to the Belgian backwaters.Berahino left the Hawthorns in 2017 for an unhappy two-year spell at Stoke which produced just three goals in 53 matches and relegation for the Potters.Now having kickstarted his career at Zulte Waregem with six strikes in 16 games he is open to returning to English football – especially ex-employers West Brom.If West Brom came back for me, I would jump back as soon as I can.SAIDO BERAHINOSpeaking on the Counter Attack podcast regarding that failed switch to Spurs, the Burundi international said: “I think the only thing that it changed was the way people viewed me. It brought in extra pressure that I didn’t need at the time.“I think if I had somebody around me that told me: ‘Look, Saido, you’re not going to move, forget about it – you’ve already done it, you’ve already proven that you can attract a big club, now let’s go and attract two or three big clubs’.“I never had that type of guidance. I just thought ‘wow, my life is ended’, really. “(I thought) ‘I want to play Champions League, I want to’… no disrespect to West Brom.“I loved my time at West Brom. Even if West Brom came back for me, I would jump back as soon as I can.”LATEST FOOTBALL NEWSTHE WIN CROWDFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticWhen Berahino was asked to clarify that comment, he said: “100 per cent. I love West Brom.“I still support them, I still follow their games, my friend plays for them. If they came back for me, 100 per cent I would go back. 100 per cent.“But I just felt that at the time I’d had had a great season and Tottenham’s come in and that’s going to improve my level even more, playing with other good players.“Obviously the manager as well that they had at the time (Mauricio Pochettino) was really into young players, so I thought it would develop my progress fast if I went there. But obviously it didn’t work out that way so it is what it is.”2 Berahino has kickstarted his career at Zulte Waregem with six strikes in 16 Belgian top-flight gamesCredit: Getty[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”apEdj7MkN” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/apEdj7MkN.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.0/componentLoader.js?101297″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DapEdj7MkN%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.0%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F101297%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FapEdj7MkN.json”]last_img read more

Former England coach to help Kiwis

first_imgMcNamara is currently one of the Warriors assistant coaches.an independent review conducted after last years Four Nations and that’s where it was identified that in order for us to have a winning culture and ultimately give us the best shot at winning the Rugby League World Cup, there was a need for greater leadership, both on and off the field. So, this has been my opportunity to lead in that department, and I’m doing that by surrounding myself with the best in the business,’ Kidwell said of his new appointments.’Shane knows what it takes to build a lasting committed culture, as well as what it takes to win, having been the CEO at South Sydney for eleven years, including 2014 when they won the Premiership.”Steve has spent time as an assistant at both the Sydney Roosters as well as now at the Warriors, but he also knows International Rugby League having been the Great Britain assistant and the England Head Coach.’The former Australia coach Wayne Bennett, who is also the England coach, has previously assisted at the Kiwis.last_img read more

Vaughan extends Dragons contract

first_imgPhoto: NRL (Paul Vaughan has been in great form for the Dragons this year. Credit: Grant Trouville). Vaughan has played every game for the Dragons since joining at the beginning of the year, having played 95 games in the NRL overall.The Italian international’s strong season so far has seen him play for the NRL All Stars and Country Origin, while he remains in contention to play State of Origin for New South Wales in the coming weeks.The 26-year-old said re-signing so soon after joining the Dragons has done wonders for his confidence. “At the start of the season I wanted to start afresh and prove myself all over again. That was one of the biggest things I needed to do,” Vaughan said.”I think I’m halfway to doing that – I just need to keep playing consistent football.”I’ve always said I wanted to stay here for as long as I can so with this deal I won’t be off-contract again until I’m in my 30s.”St George Illawarra Director of Rugby League Pathways Ian Millward said Vaughan’s extension was crucial for future success.”We’ve identified him as a future leader and we’ve also been impressed by the way he’s integrated and interacted with the younger forwards,” Millward said.”Paul has been a tremendous acquisition to the Dragons. By re-signing him, it was a good opportunity to get stability in our forward pack and have that platform there for our halves.”Vaughan’s re-signing is an additional positive for the Dragons following Russell Packer’s decision to take up a four-year deal at the Wests Tigers from next season.Millward said the Dragons’ decision not to match the four-year deal was largely due to the younger players coming through the club’s development pathways. Vaughan’s decision to remain follows the likes of Jack de Belin, Jacob Host, Blake Lawrie, Reece Robson, Luciano Leilua and Tyson Frizell re-signing with the Dragons in recent months.They will be joined by Tariq Sims, Hame Sele, Josh Kerr, Leeson Ah Mau, Cameron McInnes and Joel Thompson at the Dragons beyond the 2017 season.last_img read more

Games: 15 gold up for grabs today

first_imgIn shooting, there will be two gold medals up for grabs in the men’s and women’s 10m air pistol event.The women’s final takes place at 11:15 at the June Valley Shooting Range, with the men’s final following at 15:30.There will be four gold medals awarded in Va’a (canoeing) in the men’s and women’s 1500m and 500m V6 events, which start at 12:00 at the Naval Base.The women’s and men’s team table tennis finals will take place at the Caritas Technical Secondary School at East Boroko at 14:30 and 17:00.Swimmers will be vying for seven gold medals in the pool starting at 18:01 at the BSP Arena (Taurama Aquatic Centre).Events in swimming include the men’s 50m backstroke, the women’s 100m freestyle and the men’s and women’s 4x100m freestyle relay.last_img

Varane reveals his change of habits to prevent injuries: breakfast, work of balance …

first_imgThe injuries have marked Raphael Varane’s career. But there is one that the French central Real Madrid will never forget. It happened on May 11, 2013. That day, with Pepe punished for publicly censoring Mourinho for his stance regarding Casillas (“You have to have a little more respect for Iker), the Portuguese coach gave him the title and broke the right meniscus. A lesion much more complicated than it seemed at first because what was damaged was the external meniscus and not the internal. “72% of the external meniscus was removed, more or less,” he revealed in The spar. The shadow of that injury plans on Varane whenever, after chaining four or five games, he stops. But the Frenchman has already assured on more than one occasion that it is already perfect. Injuries have haunted him since his stage in France and that has strengthened him mentally- “We have to find solutions to solidify, to strengthen the injury and mentally, so as not to be afraid of coming into contact or doing certain careers, certain jumps. You have to take advantage of these stops to be stronger mentally and physically, to work on things where you don’t have time to work when you train and play all the time. The injury should not be seen as a waste of time, but rather as a time when you can work on something else and strengthen elsewhere, “says Onze Mondial.” Is the injury random? “They ask. French reveals: “Yes, that is the feeling I had. I kept looking to change certain things, certain habits. For 23 years I had the same breakfast. For one night I told myself that it didn’t work, that I was injured and changed (smiles). I changed some habits like that overnight. I looked, I looked. And right now, I’m doing pretty well, and I keep looking, improving all the time. “Varane’s daily work is also focused on prevention: “I work more on deep things: posture, joints, general balance … It really compensates the muscles. I try to anticipate where I might have tension and when I have it in certain places, the idea is to eliminate it as soon as possible, before the muscle suffers. “This season, the Frenchman has not suffered any injuries …last_img read more

Cristiano Ronaldo lowers its market value by 25 million

first_imgHowever, in the summer of 2018 one of the most remembered transfers of recent times would be officially made, when Cristiano left Real Madrid to leave for Italy, to sign his new contract and thus become a new player of the Juventus A signing that, without a doubt, turned the whole of Turin into one of the great candidates to be European champions and left, on the other hand, a worrying vacancy in Madridist terms to cover an exit of such magnitudes. Cristiano Ronaldo is considered one of the best players on the planet. His scoring figures in the last decade allow him to be among the top scorers in history, and therefore it is normal that his market value, despite being 34 years old, remains high.His stage at Real Madrid raised him to football skies. There, in the Santiago Bernabéu, it was where he wrote the most glorious pages of his sports career, where he got the most prestigious records, and where he signed the largest volume of trophies as a professional footballer. Its output has resulted in sports downturn, but also in market value downturn. The latest update of the Transfermarkt specialized website confirms it again. If recent analyzes confirm that Cristiano Ronaldo bargains less than in Real Madrid and, in turn, his scoring figures are below those he used to in the white team, now, in economic terms he has starred in his third decline in market value of consecutive way. Curiously, all after leaving Real Madrid to go to Juventus.When it militated in the white set its market value was established around 100 million euros. But once in Series A, its market value already suffered the first drop, when it fell to 90 million euros. A downfall nothing important, nothing worrisome, but that now, after the last update, has undergone a new devaluation in the market that leads it to be currently valued at 75 million euros. It meansn season and a half its market value has dropped from 100 to 75 million euros.He remains a decisive striker. Maintains high scoring figures. But its effectiveness is no longer outstanding and its scoring figures are already remarkable and not excellent. A sporting context that has been directly reflected in economic terms and, for the third consecutive time, its market price has fallen again. Such is the case that it has already been established in values ​​similar to those of his arrival at Real Madrid, before his great explosion, before living the best sports stage of his professional career.last_img read more

Postponed the presentation of Godó, which keeps its dates

first_imgThe presentation of the subsequent version of Barcelona Open Financial institution of Sabadell match, which needed to happen tomorrow Tuesday at the Barcelona Metropolis Council, has been postponed “as a result of of the newest information in relation to COVID-19 “, though right this moment the celebration of the match stays” on scheduled dates. “This was confirmed by the group of the Conde de Godó match via an announcement. The presentation was to be held tomorrow Tuesday at the Saló of Cent of the consistory of Barcelona. In any case, from the match group they maintain the dates initially deliberate for the match dispute (April 18 to 26).“Each the match group and native, nationwide and worldwide authorities, together with the ATP, They’re carefully monitoring the occasions to ensure the well being of each athletes and spectators and followers always, in addition to of the normal inhabitants“, says the assertion.The group will examine a brand new date for the presentation of the match, “always following the indications of each the ATP and of the competent authorities “.last_img read more