FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s James Benson II and Houston Baptist’s Christopher Welch are the Southland Conference Men’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.Benson set a pair of school records in the 200-meter and 400-meter at the Texas A&M Invitational in College Station, Texas, over the weekend. The sophomore took first place with a 21.07 finish in the 200m event before closing out the meet with another gold-medal performance in the 400m, crossing the finish line with a 46.34 for a new Southland indoor record.Welch also completed a career day at the Texas A&M Invitational, taking first place in the triple jump with a 53-04.5 (16.27m) mark to beat his previous program record. The sophomore took gold after beating out the second-place finisher by three feet for his third triple jump victory of the season.Men’s Track Athlete of the Week – James Benson II, Southeastern Louisiana – So. – Charleston, Ill.Benson set a pair school records in the 200m and 400m events Saturday at the Texas A&M Invitational. The sophomore’s times boosted him to first-place finishes in each event. Benson’s 46.34 finish in the 400m stands as a Southland indoor record, beating out former SLU sprinter Dontrell Lyons’ 46.43 from the 2016 season. His 21.07 time in the 200m ranks third in the conference for the 2020 season.Honorable Mention: Travis Jacobs, Houston Baptist; Richard Kuykendoll, UIW; Darion Dunn, McNeese; Fabian McCall, Sam Houston State.Men’s Field Athlete of the Week – Christopher Welch, Houston Baptist – So. – Dickinson, TexasWelch continues to improve upon his program record in the triple jump, climbing to sixth in the nation with a leap of 53-04.5 (16.27m) to win the event at the Texas A&M Invitational. His first-place jump over the weekend stands nearly two feet ahead of any other Southland jumper this season. The mark also serves as the longest triple jump by a Southland indoor competitor since the 2013 season.Honorable Mention: Markeit Steverson, Northwestern State; Branson Ellis, Stephen F. Austin.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 at least 25 percent of ballots.
RIO FERDINAND has urged Harry Kane to leave Tottenham if he wants to win trophies – just like he did when he left Leeds.The England skipper is yet to win a major trophy with Spurs following this year’s devastating defeat to Liverpool in the Champions League final.1 Rio Ferdinand has advised the striker to move to a new clubTottenham have not secured any silverware since 2008 when they beat Chelsea in the League Cup final.And Ferdinand has insisted it is time for the 26-year-old to leave North London – before it’s too late.Ahead of their disastrous 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich, Ferdinand told BT Sport: “It leads me to look at Harry Kane.”What are you in the game for? Are you in the game to be a one club man or to win trophies? Do Spurs look like a team capable of winning trophies?”I don’t think so. They were a better team a couple of years ago.”Leeds is a similar example, I was maybe a year or two younger but I was in a team at a Champions League semi-final, nearly won the league, but I thought I had the opportunity to go.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham vs Palace, Saints vs Chelsea and Newcastle vs Man Utd scores this weekend and win £100″I made a very quick decision to go and win trophies.”Ferdinand went on to spend 12 incredible years with Manchester United after he waved goodbye to Leeds.He made 454 appearances for the club, scoring eight goals and winning six Premier League titles, two League Cups and the Champions League in 2008.The pundit continued: “Harry Kane is probably thinking about it and having those questions. They need answering soon.”He’s 26 and you only have a small window of opportunity, they come and go very quickly.”MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutPeter Crouch backed up Ferdinand as he agreed Spurs are not ready to get their hands on some silverware.He said: “There’s a lot to be said about being a legend at a football club.He’ll want to win trophies, but they [Spurs] are not there at the moment. He’ll want signings and assurances or he will leave.” read more
THE Champions League has reached its business end with all four English teams escaping their groups to make the last 16.And they will be joined by sides from just four other countries – with only French, Spanish, German and Italian teams making it through.2 Tottenham and Liverpool are both back in the Champions League knockout stages following last year’s finalCredit: Getty Images – GettyWhat are the Champions League draw pots?The Champions League draw is quite straightforward, in that each group winner faces a group runner-up.Pots are divided accordingly, with each group winner able to play any runner-up except the team which came second in their group and teams from their own country.Group winnersPSGBayern MunichMan CityJuventusLiverpoolBarcelonaRB LeipzigValenciaRunners-upReal MadridTottenhamAtalantaAtletico MadridNapoliDortmundLyonChelsea2Who can Man City face?Man City will be hoping to avoid a trip to the Spanish capital, whether it be a nightmare tie against 2018 champions Real Madrid or a potential banana skin against Atletico.Pep Guardiola’s men would be reasonably confident of triumphing over their other potential opponents – Napoli, Dortmund and Lyon.However, they did face Lyon twice in last season’s group stage and picked up just one point from the two games.Best: LyonWorst: Real MadridWho can Liverpool face?Like Man City, Liverpool will be hoping to avoid a match against their 2018 conquerors Real Madrid, or rivals Atletico.They could also face Dortmund or Lyon but Atalanta, rather than Napoli, are their third potential opponents.The Reds would likely be more than happy with a match against the Italian side, who qualified with just seven points and are playing in exile at the San Siro this season.Best: AtalantaWorst: Real MadridMOST 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 CelticWho can Tottenham face?Tottenham will be pleased not to be facing Bayern Munich again, after losing 7-2 and 3-1 in their group stage matches with the German champions.The European pedigree of Barcelona and Juventus makes them their most challenging opponents, while they would also be keen to avoid a ‘Mauricio Pochettino derby’ with PSG.Jose Mourinho would be expected to beat a young RB Leipzig side while Valencia currently sit 8th in La Liga and would represent a good draw.Best: ValenciaWorst: BarcelonaWho can Chelsea face?Finishing second behind Valencia in their group could come back to bite Chelsea as they face the most difficult path to the last 16 of all the English sides.European big-hitters Bayern Munich, Barcelona and PSG are all potential opponents, while they could also face a reunion with Maurizio Sarri and Juventus.RB Leipzig would undoubtedly be Frank Lampard’s preferred option after they won a relatively straightforward group containing Lyon, Benfica and Zenit St Petersburg.Best: RB LeipzigWorst: Barcelona read more
JOSE MOURINHO refused to watch as Tottenham lost to Norwich on penalties – and extended his shocking record in shootouts.The Special One couldn’t bear the pressure as his side were dumped out of the FA Cup at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.3 Mourinho couldn’t bear to watch as Spurs lost to Norwich on penalties3 Jose Mourinho has never won a penalty shootout in EnglandGedson Fernandes missed the vital kick as Premier League basement-boys Norwich reached the quarter-finals.And throughout the shootout, Mourinho was spotted hunched in his chair in the dugout, while the players and his backroom staff huddled together on the pitch.It’s easy to see why the Special One decided to hide away from the drama, too.After all, he has NEVER won a penalty shootout in England – having now lost seven during his time at Tottenham, Chelsea and Manchester United.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMourinho lost FIVE shootouts during his two stints at Stamford Bridge.A League Cup defeat to Charlton in 2005-06 kickstarted the dreadful run, before losing to Liverpool in the Champions League a season later.Chelsea lost to Man Utd from 12 yards in the Community Shield later that year.In his second stint in West London, Mourinho lost the Super Cup against Bayern Munich from the spot.And he lost to Stoke in the League Cup in 2015-16, shortly before his sacking.3 Mourinho’s record vs Pochettino’s at Spurs in 2019-20MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearAt Man Utd, Mourinho lost an 8-7 thriller to Derby in the League Cup, before Wednesday night saw his winless shootout run continue.But the real drama was still to come in North London after Eric Dier charged into the stands moments after the defeat.The 40-cap England star, 26, leapt to the defence of his younger brother after he was involved in a spat with a fellow fan.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercation read more
WILLIAN would be a perfect fit at Tottenham under his old boss Jose Mourinho, according to former Premier League star Kevin Phillips.Arsenal are also interested in the Brazilian who looks likely to leave Chelsea at the end of his current deal but Phillips thinks their North London rivals would suit the winger better.3 Willian would be a good signing for Tottenham under old boss Jose Mourinho, according to Kevin Phillips3 Mourinho signed the Brazilian for Chelsea for £30m in 2013Mourinho signed the 32-year-old for Chelsea in 2013 when the Blues paid Russian outfit Anzhi Makhachkala £30million for him.The Special One also tried to reunite with the Brazil international when he was Manchester United manager.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsAnd ex-Sunderland and Crystal Palace frontman Phillips reckons he would slot straight in under Mourinho at Tottenham.Speaking to Football Insider, Phillips said: “Willian is a player that I like.“I think he’s got great qualities, great attributes.“At the end of the day, it’s whether or not he fits into Mourinho’s style and where he plays.“Mourinho generally plays a 4-2-3-1, so you could certainly see Willian playing on the left or right and giving them a bit of quality.“If they get him on a free and it isn’t too much money then go for it.3“He’s been in and out the side at Chelsea, whereas if he goes to a side where he’ll play week in and week out, you will certainly see the best of Willian.“For me, he’s still got plenty to offer in the Premier League, and if Tottenham were to secure his services, I think that would be a good signing.”Willian is out of contract on June 30 and the Brazilian is still keen to stay in London.Coronavirus threatens to delay the season beyond that date meaning stars like him could get temporary extensions.Talks with the Stamford Bridge outfit over a longer term deal have stalled after Willian asked for a three-year extension but the club only offered two.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 himHe recently told ESPN: “We really like London, I have said it many times.“It is a city where my family and I love to live.“Chelsea offered me two years, I asked for three years and everything stopped there.”Prem plan to play all 92 remaining games behind closed doors at neutral grounds on live TV amid coronavirus outbreak read more
The relay team comprised silver medalist in the 100m butterfly Sam Seghers, Stanford Kawale, Shannon Liew and Pini.PNG werectimed at 8:06:45 sec behind New Caledonia who won silver, clocking in at 7:43:87 sec.Tahiti won gold after breaking the Games record of 7:57:20 sec when they finished in 7:37:50 sec.
The Barras will play their first practice match against Oman at the International Cricket Council (ICC) Academy in Dubai this Thursday.On Saturday, the Barras take on the Danube Cricket Club in another 50 over practice match at the Abu Dhabi Oval 2.Two days later is the real test when the Barras play their first WCLC against Nepal at Zayed Cricket Stadium in Abu Dhabi.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 Barras currently sit fourth on the I-Cup points table and eighth in the WCLC points table.
It was a tough encounter as both teams struggled throughout the game but they both had the advantage of a strong backline.This was the first time they have ever met so the pace in the first half was slow as they got used to each other’s game.Rapatona picked up speed in the second half but missed an opportunity five minutes into the second half when a hand ball was awarded by the referee.Despite Rapatona officials’ complaint against the referee’s call which stopped the match for about ten minutes, the referee stood by his decision and continued the game. Half way through the second half the pressure started to build and the tension grew among the players as they made attempts to score but failed until the whistle blew at full time nil-all.Man of the Match was awarded to Rapatona striker Patrick Aisa for an outstanding game.In the other match, Besta PNG United lost to Admiralty FC 3-0. read more
Age groups that will take part in the different carnivals are the U15 and U13 boys and girls teams.The other carnivals are set for:. 8th and 9th July – Northern Development Carnival – Eriku Oval· 12th July – Islands Development Carnival – Town Oval (Kavieng)· 14th July – Islands Development Carnival – Kimbe AFL Oval (Kimbe)· Highlands Development Carnival – next month (Will advise when date confirmed).Selections made from the carnivals will see selections for next year’s tours for the national junior teams.These four teams are the U16 South Pacific Squad, U14 Binatangs, U17 Kurakums and introducing for the first time next year, the U14 Kurakums.These four teams will take part in the Queensland State Championships according to their divisions. The Southern Development Carnival will be held this Saturday and Sunday at the Colts Oval, Port Moresby. ends// read more
Premier League* Data updated as of January 22, 2020 They managed to beat Chelsea, Leicester and Manchester City, as well as draw with Arsenal or Liverpool, being the only team that has managed to take points away from the leader. However, they have reaped defeats against Watford, Bournemouth, West ham, Newcastle, Crystal Palace Y Burnley just yesterday, in addition to a draw against him Aston Villa. Manchester United grows against strong teams, but they tend to stumble against the weakest. It is a theme that brings head to Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, which does not finish explaining what it is difficult for them to carry out that kind of game. Manchester United is fifth with 34 points, out of the posts of Champions League and tied with Tottenham Y Wolverhapton, having the last one game less than them. Above they have the Chelsea, which leads them in six points, and it will not be an easy task to overcome a great one if they continue to leave points with those below.The Norwegian coach wants to change that tendency to become small against less powerful rivals and for that He has asked his staff to look for a sports psychologist to help players get out of that mental block that they seem to have this season, as published The sun. The United has more problems than that, such as the plague of casualties and the need to find a striker, but all help is little to return to the red devils to their rightful place read more