Dalesia Booth Named Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Dalesia Booth is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Sunday.Booth closed out the regular season in impressive fashion, laying down 15.5 points per game on 41.4-percent shooting. The guard’s balanced play pushed the Islanders (23-7, 17-3 SLC) to their first Southland regular-season title in program history. Booth added seven steals and 12 rebounds over A&M-Corpus Christi’s final two games in order to lock up her second weekly honor of the season.The Islanders look to capture a tournament title at the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament.Basketball Player of the Week – Dalesia Booth, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Sr. – Guard – San Antonio, TexasBooth averaged 15.5 points and six rebounds in the Islanders’ final two regular-season wins. She collected a season-high four steals against the Bearkats on Thursday to go along with seven rebounds and two blocks. She also moved up to No. 3 on the Islanders’ all-time scoring list with 12 points against SHSU, bringing her career total to 1,278 points. In A&M-Corpus Christi’s finale, Booth scored a team-high 19 points on 7-of-17 shooting along with a trio of steals. Booth has reached double scoring figures in each of the Islanders’ last seven games and 23 times throughout the season.Honorable Mention: Dominique Golightly, Abilene Christian; Kacie Fountain, Nicholls.Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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The Stronach Group Programs Carry Weight with Bettors

first_imgHALLANDALE BEACH, FL – Bettors have a new handicapping tool in their programs at all Stronach Group tracks – the weight of horses.The Stronach Group is the first Thoroughbred racetrack operator to include the weights of horses in the past performance lines of its handicapping programs. This includes Gulfstream Park, Santa Anita Park, Laurel Park and Golden Gate Fields.“We’re always looking for innovative handicapping tools to help our bettors, and this is something bettors domestically and internationally began asking for last year,” said The Stronach Group’s COO Tim Ritvo.The Stronach Group tracks began collecting the information last spring. The information has been shared with bettors on the track simulcasts since last summer.“This is data-driven world, and we’re excited about adding this data to our programs as we continue our growth internationally,” Ritvo added. “Bettors and horsemen have used this information in the past to find out a horse’s optimum racing weight. We believe you can never provide enough information.”Horses at all Stronach Group tracks have been weighed on a scale located in the paddock areas. That information has been shared on each track’s daily simulcast since last summer.The Stronach Group is North America’s leading Thoroughbred racetrack owner/operator. The Stronach Group racetracks include Santa Anita Park, Gulfstream Park & Casino, home of the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, Golden Gate Fields, Portland Meadows, Laurel Park and Pimlico Race Course, home of the world-famous Preakness. The company owns and operates the Palm Meadows Training Center in Florida, and is one of North America’s top race horse breeders through its award-winning Adena Springs operation. The Stronach Group is one of the world’s largest suppliers of pari-mutuel wagering systems, technologies and services. Its companies include AmTote, a global leader in wagering technology; XpressBet, an Internet and telephone account wagering service; and Monarch Content Management, which acts as a simulcast purchase and sales agent of horseracing content for numerous North American racetracks and wagering outlets. The Stronach Group is also a leading producer of social media content for the horseracing industry. For more information contact david.joseph@gulfstreampark.comlast_img read more

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MEDIA ADVISORY SANTA ANITA’S 23-DAY AUTUMN MEET SET TO OPEN ON FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 27

first_imgOver $5 million facility upgrades including new Trackside Dining area, Clubhouse Loge Box Seats, and Stretch Run Suites.Unveiling of the new state-of-the-art LED Infield Video Board.                10:45 am-12 pm: Tour finishes in the Stretch Run Suites with Food and Beverage Dr. Benson, Craig Fravel, and Aaron Gryder will be on-site and available for comment.                1 pm: First PostWhere:    Santa Anita Park, 285 W. Huntington Dr, Arcadia, CA 9100710 am Tour to begin at Clocker’s CornerPlease enter via Gate 8 off of Baldwin Ave., proceed east, stay to the left until   reaching our Association Gate, where you will be directedWho:    Aidan Butler, Acting Executive Director for Santa Anita Park and Chief Strategy Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG)               Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinarian for The Stronach Group               Craig Fravel, Breeders’ Cup President and Chief Executive Officer               Aaron Gryder, Jockey MEDIA ADVISORYSanta Anita’s 23-Day Autumn Meet Set To Open Friday September 27thARCADIA, CA (Sept. 25, 2019) – Santa Anita Park will open for its 23-day Autumn Meet this Friday, September 27.  The meet, which will be highlighted by a record 10th Breeders’ Cup World Championships on Nov. 1 & 2, will conclude on Nov. 3.When:     Friday, September 27thWhat:      10 am-10:45 am: Media Tour and Conversation led by Aidan ButlerActing Executive Director for Santa Anita Park and Chief Strategy Officer of The Stronach Group will lead a tour including a visit to the Santa Anita backstretch with an up-close view of a race horse and chance to talk to a Santa Anita trainer and their stable workers.  The tour will continue with a walkthrough of the new facility upgrades recently completed in preparation for the 2019 Breeders’ Cup World Championships.last_img read more

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European window set for frantic finish with Neymar, Pogba and Icardi in the mix

first_img9 Lionel Messi currently leads the way in terms of best-paid playersWho could move where before the window shuts?Neymar | PSG to BarcelonaPogba | Man Utd to Real MadridEriksen | Spurs to Real MadridJames Rodriguez | Real Madrid to AtleticoIcardi | Inter to JuventusDembele | Barcelona to PSGVertonghen | Spurs to LeverkusenAlderweireld | Spurs to RomaFernandes | Sporting to Real MadridReal Madrid will end chase for Man Utd star Paul Pogba – if they land £700k-a-week Neymar TRANSFER deadline day has been and gone in the Premier League but silly season on the continent is preparing for a manic climax of its own.Many mega deals are still in the offing with Neymar, James Rodriguez and Ousmane Dembele all thought to be up for grabs as the likes of Barcelona and Paris Saint-Germain shape their squads.9 Neymar would be a far from popular man even if he stayed at PSGCredit: EPAMonday, September 2 sees the market shut in Leagues One and Two, Scotland, and countries such as France, Italy and Spain.One factor that might come into play, however, is the fact that the Bundesliga shuts its window at 5pm UK time, earlier than Ligue 1 (7pm) and the 11pm deadline for La Liga and Ligue 1 clubs.Here, we run down the top transfers that could happen between now and then.NEYMARStand aside Gareth Bale and Paul Pogba. Anymore drama in Neymar’s future this weekend will make it the official Saga Of The Summer.A rollercoaster two years in Paris has led to the Brazilian desperately wanting out and former club Barcelona appear in pole position to sign him.Both the Catalans and Real Madrid are bargaining for players-plus-cash deals and a sponsor even posted a photoshopped image of Neymar in a Barca shirt on Friday. Wink wink, nudge nudge.9PAUL POGBAReal Madrid have made little effort to hide their admiration of the Manchester United midfielder this summer, who has stated his readiness for a new challenge as a result.Zinedine Zidane may have pressed ahead with £300million worth of spending before the new campaign but Pogba is seen as the ultimate prize.Reports most recently noted how agent Mino Raiola was pleading with United to let him leave – but their inability to sign a replacement makes that highly unlikely.9 Like his team-mates, Pogba’s start to the season has been mixedCredit: Getty – ContributorCHRISTIAN ERIKSENSeen as something of the Pogba Plan B, Real are again the team after Tottenham star Eriksen.Like his United rival, the Dane has gone public with his intent to move on and, unlike Pogba, he may be able to tempt his club into a sale because his contract runs out in June.PSG have emerged as another contender for Eriksen, in a move worth around £90m according to French media, and Mauricio Pochettino admits he doesn’t even know if he will ever play for Spurs again.Tottenham playmaker Christian Eriksen tells Danish journalists he’s ready to leave the clubMAURO ICARDIOne of Italian football’s most controversial footballers, Inter Milan striker Icardi is still highly sought after as a first-class clinical finisher.It was thought the Argentine had to leave for the Nerazzurri to afford Romelu Lukaku, but the United forward and Alexis Sanchez’s arrivals suggest they are instead happy to sit Icardi in the reserves until a buyer comes along.Juventus, Atletico Madrid and Napoli have all been linked. This is a deadline day deal primed to move forward very quickly once enacted.9 Icardi has lost the club captaincy and No9 shirtCredit: ReutersACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneJAMES RODRIGUEZThe status of Colombian midfielder Rodriguez could best be described as a domino.Real are reluctant to sell him to neighbours Atletico Madrid with Napoli lurking in the background.Should Madrid land Eriksen or Pogba, the pieces may begin to fall and Rodriguez may get the move he is thought to desire.9 Rodriguez actually started Madrid’s draw with Valladolid – but is now injuredCredit: Getty – ContributorOUSMANE DEMBELEOnce Barcelona’s record signing, French winger Dembele has been redesignated as a mere bargaining chip for much of the summer.Time and time again, the 22-year-old finds himself offered to PSG in exchange for Neymar.Dembele’s agent is adamant he will stay at the Camp Nou but it seems very difficult for the club to keep him and return their Brazilian favourite to La Liga.9 Like Philippe Coutinho, Dembele has never really settled in SpainCredit: ReutersJAN VERTONGHENAll eyes were elsewhere during Spurs’ summer but defender Vertonghen’s future is suddenly on very shaky ground.Apparently no longer needed by Pochettino, the Belgian’s fitness levels and refusal to sign a new deal have been blamed on his axing from the first-team picture.That has alerted Bayer Leverkusen to a potential deal with his boss stating there was “no news” on Vertonghen’s future ahead of the game with Arsenal.9 The 32-year-old cut a glum figure during the opening day win over Aston VillaCredit: ReutersTOBY ALDERWEIRELDSpeaking of Spurs centre-backs out of contract at the end of the season, speculation over Alderweireld’s next move refuses to go away.Admirers Manchester United and City are out of the picture for now and Serie A side Roma are no longer in need of a new defender having signed Chris Smalling.Thus there is renewed optimism that a renewal can be thrashed out to keep Aldweireld in North London past next summer.9 Alderweireld may stick around in North London after allCredit: Getty Images – GettyBRUNO FERNANDESAttacking midfielder sensation Fernandes, 24, continues to impress at Sporting Lisbon having missed out on moves to United and Spurs.Like Eriksen, the Portuguese ace is very much on Real Madrid’s agenda as an alternative to Pogba – but should come cheaper than the Dane.A rapid start to the new campaign could tempt Los Blancos into finalising their mega business with a £64m push for Fernandes.Latest La Liga NewsGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaPicturedKING OF SWINGBale pulls golf pose at training in jibe at critical Real Madrid fansWALKING A FINE LINERonaldo vs Messi ‘not close’ says Lineker as he gushes over Barca iconSET IN HIS WAYSSetien moans that five subs will ruin Barcelona plan of wearing teams downGossip’DEAD’ PAULPogba’s proposed £15m-a-year Real transfer risks wage row after virus pay cutNEY-MBER TWONeymar is second best player in world ahead of Ronaldo, claims ex-Barca chiefTHAT OLD TRICKMessi could leave Barcelona on free via exit clause to allow Old Boys returnGossipNO BALE OUTGareth Bale’s Real Madrid future in limbo with NO firm transfer offers yetlast_img read more

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Storm re-sign two young forwards

first_imgKaufusi has signed for next season with the option of an additional year while Welch has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal to remain in Melbourne.The re-signing of the young props is yet another significant boost for Storm’s forward pack.Kaufusi and Welch join teammates Dale Finucane, Joe Stimson and Jesse and Kenny Bromwich as the latest big men to re-sign with Storm.Welch, 22, has played 33 games in the purple jersey including last year’s NRL Grand Final.Over the last two years his aggressive style of play has proved a real asset for Melbourne. This season has seen Kaufusi break into Craig Bellamy’s starting side.The 24-year-old Tongan international has played every minute, of every game this season, taking his opportunity in the second row with both hands.Read more at melbournestorm.com.aulast_img read more

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Heighno’s call to Leichhardt faithful

first_img“All my mates seem to come along to those games too and still all love sitting on the hill.”Their back five are playing really well and everyone seems to be working hard for one and other so we’ll have to work hard to beat them hopefully in front of a big crowd.”The last time they played there was against Melbourne on a Sunday and it was an outstanding crowd.”We won four in a row coming into last week so it’s not all that bad but we have to get back into the winners circle.”Cronulla have been dominant on the road in the opening two months of the Telstra Premiership, winning all four of their away games, but have lost four of their last six clashes at Southern Cross Group Stadium.”[The Titans game] was a disappointing loss but we’ve had a hard week at training so hopefully we can put in a good performance on Saturday night,” Heighington said.”It was our home game and we never delivered in the clutch plays and the games before that we were good in those areas.”Everything he (Sharks coach Shane Flanagan) said the Titans would do they did, they hung in there for 80 minutes and we weren’t at our best so hats off to them.”We’re coming last in some areas in stats that are very important in rugby league with penalties and completion rates. That’s a good indication that we’ve still got a good team here but we’re not at our best.”Sharks teammate Ricky Leutele didn’t believe a poor attitude was the problem for the premiers last week but rather a couple of lapses in key moments.”I think our attitude is there but our efforts off the ball have let us down,” Leutele said.”It was disappointing from our standards, we had the game there but we threw it away in the last few minutes.”We need to pick up our attitude at home, we’ve been good on the road this year but we need to transfer that to create a fortress again.”Along with Wests Tigers fullback James Tedesco, Leutele identified in-form winger and Samoan teammate David Nofoaluma as a key man to stop on Saturday night.”Their back five is probably one of the best in the NRL so we’re aware of that and ready for them,” Leutele said.”[Tedesco] loves staggered lines and broken play so it’s important for me to keep a straight defensive line and Nofoaluma has been making plenty of tackle breaks bringing the ball back from kicks.” As the Wests Tigers use three grounds – Leichhardt Oval, Campbelltown Stadium and ANZ Stadium – throughout the season, they have only met the Sharks on seven occasions at the venue since 2000.With the 35-year-old’s future up in the air beyond the 2017 Telstra Premiership season, the chance to return to a ground where he made 27 appearances in the black and gold is something that may not come around again even if he does play on next year.”It has been a while,” Heighington said with a smile of his last visit to Leichhardt Oval.”It’s always awesome playing there and seeing the Wests Tigers fans who have been so supportive throughout my career.”After the game I’ll still speak to a lot of them so hopefully they can all turn out.last_img read more

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Digicel Cup grand final tickets to go on sale tomorrow

first_imgTickets will be sold at all Stop N Shop outlets in Port Moresby. Grand stand tickets will cost K60 and outer stand tickets will be going for K30.No tickets will be sold at the gates on game day.Gates at the Sir John Guise stadium will open at 10am. The curtain raiser, which is a third and fourth playoff between the Hela Wigmen and Lae Tigers will kick off at 12pm.Following this will be the main game between the Agmark Gurias and the Simbu Lions at 3pm to decide the winner of the 2015 Digicel Cup competition.last_img read more

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Mioks get two points on golden plate

first_imgAccording to emails circulated to the respective franchise teams by Hela Wigmen executive management yesterday morning, they could not travel to Wabag, Enga Province, due to internal issues in their camp in Mendi.The messages further stated that they finally succumbed to forfeiture after their last minute attempt to request Enga Mioks management, through PNGNRL, to exercise understanding by moving the game to another venue, became unsuccessful.The message further stated that it had nothing to do with security reasons.According to reliable sources, a group of people from Mendi threatened to harm Wigmen players and officials if they travelled to Wabag. The group allegedly would not allow them through without sorting out customary issues with various government institutions. This was over the alleged killing of a university student in Lae recently.Enga Mioks board chairman Philip Kepson described the situation as unfortunate as his team, including the general public, were looking forward to the game that was planned to coincide with the recently introduced Agiru Cup.Kepson said though his team was awarded the two points, his management missed out on other important benefits, mainly revenue from gate taking.It’s understood Agiru Cup and the cash prize of K5000 will be awarded to the Enga Mioks.The Enga team will maintain the third position on the competition ladder with the two points. They will be on bye next week before playing Waghi Tumbe in Minz in their final game before the top five are announced.last_img read more

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Astonishment in Germany: Klinsmann has not renewed his license

first_imgJürgen Klinsmann may not take his usual place on the bench of Hertha Berlin this weekend in the match facing Bayern at the Olympic Stadium in the German capitalAna. According to Bild, the German coach has an expired license and it is possible that he will not be allowed to train the Berlin team. This German newspaper says that, on Tuesday, Hertha received a notification from the DFL warning of this situation endangering the presence of his coach in the band of the Olympiastadion in Berlin before the Bavarian team. In that statement, the DFL reminds Hertha of its commitment to present the documentation before the meeting of this day and Bild assures that this situation has not yet been resolved. In order to train in Germany, the Federation requires its own license or an equivalent obtained in another country and that they consider valid. Klinsmann has it, and taken out in Germany more than two decades ago, but he cannot prove that he has carried out the process necessary for its renewal. These licenses require a renewal every three years demonstrating an additional 20 hours of training that, according to Bild, Klinsmann would have done in Mexico and Brazil but it is still necessary to present the documentation that proves that everything has been done according to the rules and that allows him to continue exercising . The DFL does not want this situation to lengthen and in its statement it assures that it “relies on a quick solution.” In fact, the Bild newspaper itself considers it “unlikely” that Klinsmann does not feel before Bayern although it is an option that exists. Dfrom the Federation, cAs a solution to prevent this from happening again, they have offered Klinsmann to participate in a congress of elite coaches to be held in February in Mainz in order to prove the necessary training for renewal.“The documentation is in my home in California”Jürgen Klinsmann himself wanted to explain the case in Bild and that is because this whole situation is due to forgetfulness. The German coach left the documentation at his home in California, which is currently empty. “When I got on the plane to Berlin I didn’t think I would need my trainer license and my accreditation for additional training because I didn’t think I was going to coach Hertha. At Christmas, I forgot the documents and now there is no one in my house in California because my wife is living in the city where our daughter studies. I am trying to present all the necessary documents, “said the coach.last_img read more

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For this came Griezmann

first_imgIf he Barça pretend that Griezmann be the nine that can alleviate the four months of absence of Suarez, it will not be easy. While Messi and Suarez, who have been on sick leave for relatively long periods, have collaborated on 26 and 25 goals respectively during the course, he has done so in 15 playing virtually everything (11 goals and 4 assists). What can not be doubted is his ability as a footballer. In Ibiza, he also threw down the theories that he disappeared away from Camp Nou. He was the only player on the team with a sharp edge and gained tons of credibility leaving Barça alive in the Cup. If he Barça was two summers behind Griezmann it was for something similar to that of Ibiza. Beyond playing against a team of Second Division B to which the Catalans were forced to win by decree, the situation had become almost dramatic and the French avoided a high-scale earthquake. His two goals in the only two serious shots on goal that his team made throughout the game (the other was a very soft shot of Rakitic) put the Barça in eighths and prevented the partner’s eyes from looking at the bench and even the box. Setien Y Bartomeu They can agree to thank French. Griezmann It was the solution, but also a symptom. He was the holder who least touched the ball in the Barça The whole game, 32 touches. Less even than Net (33). Less even than an alternate, Carles Pérez (3. 4). Happens that Griezmann He is a player who does not play for the gallery, but to be pragmatic. And in that it was the best long Barça in Ibiza. It goes in its price, 120 million euros, but it did so in some circumstances not easy, with a somewhat lost team in the plan that survived thanks to the instinct of the French, able to make two precise unchecks with two star finishes.center_img Griezmann, moreover, can be attributed one more merit. It is adapting to what the team demands at all times. A gesture of humility that speaks very well of him. A star adapting to the needs of the group. In order not to alter the ecosystem of Messi and Suarez, he lay down on the left wing from the beginning in season with tactical discipline, although that clearly had an impact on its performance. He looked less and looked much less at the goal. It was a light version of Griezmann from Atlético. Now, Quique wants to fit him in the position of second striker. To that he also responded in Ibiza. His definitions after the services of De Jong and Alba, with which he also begins to understand with his eyes, were those of a senior striker. When Suárez and Messi were not there, he appeared. That’s why Griezmann came to Barça.last_img read more

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