Arkansas State, Stephen F. Austin Advance to Southland Bowling Championship

first_imgLed by a huge traditional 240 from Stephanie Schwartz and a 230 from Dakotah Hazelwood, the Ladyjacks were too much for the Commodores in the opening segment, pulling away for a 987-896 victory and a 1-0 advantage. Advancers Bracket – Semifinal Monmouth got out to an ideal start. The Hawks winning the first two of the series before exchanging wins and taking a 3-2 advantage into game five, which fell in their’ favor to advance them to the third round against No. 1 Arkansas State. A-State did not let up in the best-of-seven, cruising to a 4-0 win, a 2-1 match victory, and advancement to the third round of the elimination bracket. Elimination Bracket – Second Round The No. 1 team looked the part in the best-of-seven series, and despite dropping one to the No. 8 Hawks, the Red Wolves would advance 2-1 to the final round of the elimination bracket. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 7 Louisiana TechA lower seed pulled out another top flight upset in the traditional game when the Lady Techsters won the opening segment 895-857, led by Sarah McComic’s 207. However, the top seed Red Wolves put their foot on the gas in the baker total pinfall games, tying the match at 1-1 with a 1,078-892 victory. The championship match will begin at 9 a.m. CT tomorrow and live stream via InsideBowling. No. 2 Vanderbilt vs. No. 4 Stephen F. AustinIn a heavyweight clash for a spot in Sunday’s championship match, Stephen F. Austin won two closely contested matches to sweep the defending champion Vanderbilt 2-0. Elimination Bracket – Third Round Elimination Bracket – Fourth Roundcenter_img The baker total pinfall series was far closer, but paced by three 200-plus outings (227, 222, 208) from SFA compared to just one from Vanderbilt (204), the No. 4 seed held on for a 996-938 win to earn the sweep and the team’s first-ever Southland championship match berth. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 8 MonmouthThe top seed got all it could handle from the No. 8 seed Monmouth in the third round of the elimination bracket. Yet again, a lower seed took a comfortable victory in the traditional match before the tables turned in the baker total pinfall segment. Despite remaining close through the middle stages, late mistakes in game five doomed the Commodores. It was 409-406 in favor of Vanderbilt after two games before Arkansas State took a narrow lead – 612-603 after three games and 790-781 after four. Down the stretch, the Commodores left three straight open frames from the seventh to ninth and bowed out to the top seed by a final score of 968-936. Led by a pair of 212 scores from Camelia Coffman and Jackie Evans, the Hawks won the traditional match 982-879. Despite another high scoring set of baker games in the next stage, Arkansas State broke 200 in all but one and put up a tally of 1,101 – the highest total team pinfall in either baker or traditional matches so far in this tournament. Tournament Homepage | Bracket | Day 2 Scores | Live Stream ReplayDALLAS, Texas – The No. 4 seed Stephen F. Austin Ladyjacks and the top seed Arkansas State Red Wolves found their way back to each other through opposite ends of the bracket and are set for a tournament championship matchup tomorrow morning. No. 3 Sam Houston State vs. No. 8 MonmouthFollowing grueling win over No. 5 Tulane in the first round of the elimination bracket yesterday, Monmouth had another tall order in its second-round clash with No. 3 Sam Houston State. The Hawks delivered, putting up 1,006 traditional points to the Bearkats’ 901, led by 200-plus games from Julie Bianco (235), Jackie Evans (224) and Camelia Coffman (216). As has been the case for most of the 2018 tournament however, the higher seed switched gears in the baker total pinfall games. The Bearkats racked up a tally of 1,010 to defeat Monmouth (897) and force a best-of-seven baker series. No. 1 Arkansas State vs. No. 2 VanderbiltArkansas State’s high-powered scoring prowess showed again in the opening traditional stage, and on the heels of a 259 and 203 pair of scores, the Red Wolves took a 1,025-952 win over Vanderbilt heading into the baker total pinfall series. The Red Wolves advance to their fourth consecutive Southland championship match, meeting No. 4 Stephen F. Austin tomorrow at 9 a.m.last_img read more

STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN -SATURDAY, JANUARY 4, 2020

first_imgO’NEILL SEEKS UPSET WITH SCORING IN GRADE III SHAM LERNER RUNNER PROVES MORE THAN QUEEN FOR A DAY CONSISTENT QUEEN BEE TO YOU SET FOR LA CANADAAndrew Lerner is batting .500 since taking over the training of Queen Bee to You, winning three of six races, all stakes, and the 30-year-old California native hopes to improve on that mark Saturday when he sends out the six-year-old California-bred mare in the Grade II, $200,000 La Canada Stakes for fillies and mares, four and up, at 1 1/16 miles.“She’s been really good for us; we won three stakes with her,” Lerner said, reluctant to assume full credit for her success. “There were good guys taking care of her and we just pretty much took over where he (former trainer Mike Pender) left off.“She’s got so much speed and we’ve tried to help her by harnessing it, and I think it’s shown in some of her races. We’re training her to be more tactical, but if no one wants to go with her in the La Canada, we can be a little closer.“If someone wants to go, we’ll sit back.”Queen Bee to You’s stakes victories have come in the restricted Bertrando and the Grade II Bayakoa at Los Alamitos, and the restricted Betty Grable at Del Mar.A daughter of the Gilded Time stallion Old Topper, Queen Bee to You will be making her 33rd start in the La Canada. She has won seven times, with 11 seconds and five thirds, good for $538,770 in earnings. Gilded Time won the 1992 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and an Eclipse Award as outstanding two-year-old male when trained by Darrell Vienna.Old Topper was a stakes winner conditioned by the late Noble Threewitt, who died at 99 on Sept. 17, 2010. His best horse was Correlation, who captured the Florida Derby and the Wood Memorial in 1954.Early probables for the La Canada are Horologist, Flavien Prat; Message, no rider;  Queen Bee to You, Ruben Fuentes; probable favorite Spiced Perfection, no rider; and Zusha, Tiago Periera.TEAM O’NEILL EYES UPSET IN TODAY’S GRADE III SHAM                   At 15-1, Scoring is the longest price on Jon White’s morning line in today’s Grade III Sham Stakes, but Doug O’Neill did supplement the colt, and the two-time Kentucky Derby-winning trainer has been known to pull an upset in the past.“He finished second in his only start but was moved into first on a disqualification,” noted O’Neill assistant Leandro Mora of the son of Justin Phillip. “He had some shin issues after that race (June 16 of last year), so he’s been away for six months but he’s been training very well.“All the horses in the race still have to show potential, so even though we’re a longshot, we felt it was worth trying.”The field for the Sham, race five of 10: Authentic, Drayden Van Dyke, 8-5; Zimba Warrior, Jose Valdivia Jr., 6-1; Uncaptured Hero, Flavien Prat, 6-1; Azul Coast, Joel Rosario, 5-2; $2,000 supplemental nomination Scoring, Abel Cedillo, 15-1; and Taishan, Aaron Gryder, 5-2.The Sham is worth 10 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, four to the runner-up, two to the third-place finisher and one point to the fourth.MANDELLA HEADING TO FLORIDA TO JOIN OMAHA BEACHRichard Mandella will take a redeye to Florida Tuesday to supervise training up close and personal for recent Grade I Runhappy Malibu Stakes winner Omaha Beach, who will be retired to stud after he runs in the Grade I, $3 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.The son of War Front currently is bedded down with trainer Mark Hennig at Gulfstream, with Mandella foreman Jose Vera minding the store until the Hall of Fame trainer’s arrival.“Omaha Beach went to the track today, will gallop Wednesday, and might work Thursday or Friday,” Mandella said at Santa Anita Saturday morning.Owned by Fox Hill Farms, Inc., Omaha Beach won the Malibu by 2 ¾ lengths on Dec. 28, earning $180,000 while boosting his career bankroll to $1,651,800.FINISH LINES: George Herman Ruth never got out of the batter’s box when finishing  eighth of nine in his debut race Friday, but the three-year-old gray Grazen colt owned and bred by Nick Alexander did have an excuse, leaving the gate in tardy fashion. First he dwelt, then he hopped. “He showed a lot of speed on the farm,” said Alexander, who names many of his horses for former Major League baseball greats. He has no problem getting approval. “If the player is dead,” he said, “you don’t need an OK.” George Herman Ruth, for those who don’t know a walk from a balk, was the real name of Babe Ruth, the New York Yankee legend whose home run heroics in the team’s home town of the Bronx and in other Big League cities saved the game after the World Series Black Sox Scandal of 1919. The colt’s dam, naturally enough, is Shesabronxbomber. Another of Ruth’s nicknames was The Bronx Bomber . . . First post for an eight race program Sunday is 12:30 p.m.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FEATURES: XBTV Saturday: What to Watch for at Santa Anita Park on January 4th, 2020Tom Ryan of SF Bloodstock Gives an Update on Eight Rings and Sham Stakes Entrant AuthenticQuick Questions With Trainer Eddie TrumanWORKOUTS:Vallestina (Meah) 1-04-20Bolo (Gaines) 1-04-20Higher Power (Outside) and Aggressivity (Sadler) 1-04-20Silenced (Eurton) 1-04-20Message (Baffert) 1-04-20Time is Now (Outside) and Show Business (Mandella) 1-03-20Forestation (Kruljac) 1-03-20Bad Boy Leroy (Glatt) 1-03-20Sheza Factor (Belvoir) 1-02-20Into Rissa (Sherlock ) 1-02-20Show It N Moe It (Sherlock) 1-02-20center_img OMAHA BEACH COULD WORK SOON FOR RICH PEGASUSlast_img read more

Amb. Slunteh Dispels Media Report

first_imgLiberia’s Ambassador to the United States, Jeremiah Slunteh, has refuted media reports that he would be vying for the presidency in 2017.Ambassador Slunteh, speaking to reporters on April 23 in Monrovia explained that on no occasion did he have an interview with a local newspaper declaring his intention to vie for the presidency in 2017.According to the Liberian diplomat, the report branded him as a tribalist, which he denied, saying, “I do not believe in tribalism as the report insinuated.”“I have always taken a center role in my political sojourn because I am not an extremist,” he added.Reacting further to the reports which allegedly identified him as a ‘Kpelle people’s president’ for the 2017 presidential elections, Ambassador Slunteh said “I do not subscribe to tribalism; neither do I believe in ethnicity.  I am a Liberian and all I have done is to serve Liberia and not a particular tribe.”  He said his support to President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf in 2005 during the run-off elections was not because she was more educated, a female or a member of another sectional group. He gave his support based on his conviction that the agenda of the Unity Party was the best for the country at the time.He also said the media reports placed him in the People’s Unification Party (PUP) as a member, but he clarified that he is a senior executive vice chairman of the Unity Party.Reflecting on a recently held interview with a community radio station in Gbarnga, Ambassador Slunteh said the station quizzed him on the 2017 elections to which he responded that “All Liberians will be factors in the 2017 Presidential elections and I will be one of the factors.”“I did not state in the interview that I will be a Presidential candidate in 2017.  If and when that decision is made, I will declare appropriately,” Ambassador Slunteh retorted.He said until that time comes, he has not made any declaration in any secret or public place and he is continuing with the work he is appointed to do for the Liberian people and the Unity Party administration.Speaking on the relations between Liberia and the United States, Ambassador Slunteh said it is growing stronger than before.Based on the strength of that relation, he said the US Government continues to make commitments to Liberia’s post-war and post-Ebola recoveries.As a result, he said the United States has identified Liberia among the African countries that will benefit from President Obama’s Power Africa project.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Pompous Piers Morgan has ‘never been a proper Arsenal fan’

first_imgPiers Morgan is ‘pompous’ and ‘not even a proper Arsenal fan’.That’s the view of Gunners legend Bob Wilson, who joined Hawskbee and Delaney to defend Emirates chief Arsene Wenger.The Frenchman has come in for criticism from the former Daily Mirror editor, following Arsenal’s 3-1 Champions League defeat to Monaco.“I would like to say this about Piers Morgan,” Wilson told Hawksbee and Delaney. “He claims to be an Arsenal fan, but if you’re a supporter of a club you have to be through thick, thin, laughter, smiles and tears. He has never been a proper fan.“I see him on Twitter and he drives me mad. He’s an incredibly pompous individual and he has no understanding of what it is to be the manager of a football club. I can only tell you this about Arsene, and I am biased to a degree, but i’m not stupidly biased. You will not find any manager ever, more dedicated to doing his job than Arsene.“With him it’s always about the man before the player and that’s very rare for a manager. His first concern is about you as an individual rather than you as a player. Always has been and always will be.“He’s been there for a long time with incredible glory times, league titles, appeared in a Champions League and FA Cup finals. He’s changed the club totally.“Above all that thought he’s a really decent human being, who cares.”last_img read more

‘Ewood Park makes Anfield pitch look like Wembley!’ – Blackburn boss warns Liverpool after sealing FA Cup replay

first_imgBlackburn manager Gary Bowyer has warned Liverpool they may be in for a tough test at Ewood Park after the resilient Rovers forced an FA Cup quarter-final replay with a goalless stalemate at Anfield.The Premier League outfit were frustrated by their dogged second-tier opponents, who twice went close to snatching a shock victory on Merseyside.Liverpool are unbeaten in 12 top flight games but failed to continue their high-flying league form in the cup, with manager Brendan Rodgers complaining about the quality of the Anfield turf following the draw.And Bowyer suggested the Reds may struggle when they arrive for the replay at Ewood Park, where Rovers have already dispatched Swansea and Stoke on their run to the sixth round.“Our players were pleasantly delighted to see so much grass on the pitch at Anfield,” he said.“At Ewood it is not like that. Brendan was complaining about the pitch here. Wait until he sees Ewood. It makes this look like Wembley.”Bowyer was pleased with his side’s disciplined performance, although admitted he was slightly disappointed they could not force a winner.Asked if his players executed his game plan to perfection, the Rovers boss replied: “Nearly.“In the plan there was certainly the idea of scoring a goal as well as defending well, and I think we came very close to doing that.“Craig Conway had a fantastic chance and Alex Baptiste’s fantastic header brought a wonderful save from Mignolet.“It was pleasing that we didn’t just come here and sit back and defend. We knew we would have long spells of that, but we wanted to take the game to Liverpool as well.“Aerially we were very dominant and had a couple of opportunities.“But full credit to the players, they were magnificent today and restored a bit more pride to the club.”last_img read more

Liverpool and Spurs set to battle it out for talented Serie A forward

first_img Fiorentina are resigned to losing their star man 1 Spurs and Liverpool will go head-to-head for Fiorentina striker Khouma Babacar.After an excellent start to the season, the Viola are top of Serie A, however talkSPORT understands the Italians are resigned to losing their star forward, who is keen on a move to the Premier League.Babacar, 22 made his Fiorentina debut aged just sixteen and has spent three seasons on loan to gain experience, but his best loan spell was at Modena in 2013 scoring 20 goals in 41 appearances.The Senegalese hitman, who has played for his country at youth international level, has played nine times in all competitions so far this season, scoring five goalsBoth Spurs and Liverpool are in need of more firepower.Danny Ings, Christian Benteke and Daniel Sturridge were all injured at the same time this season, leaving the Reds with just Belgian Divock Origi, 20, as their only senior forward – and Benteke is the only one of those players to fully return to action since then.Meanwhile in north London, Harry Kane is the only recognised striker and Mauricio Pochettino could do with more options up front in order to challenge for a Champions League spot.last_img read more

GOLF NEWS: TURKEY SCRAMBLE UNDERWAY AT OTWAY

first_imgLast Sunday was the first of the Christmas 2015 Turkey Scrambles, won by the team led by none other than king cock himself Charlie Coughlan, and his merry team of Brendan Gallagher, Adam Friel and Patrick Kelly. They just about done enough to hold off the rest of the field, and the scene is set for many more battles at the Sunday morning scrambles. This Sunday we skip the scramble as we have the annual Millenium Cup, an open singles stableford competition open to ladies and gentlemen, kindly sponsored by the Doherty family. An open course is in operation, with no timesheet, with the latest tee time of 2 pm, finishing off with presentation of prizes at approximately 6pm. All golfers are welcome to participate in trying to tame the wee course, and claim top prize in the Otway Millenium Construction open.GOLF NEWS: TURKEY SCRAMBLE UNDERWAY AT OTWAY was last modified: October 6th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Sportlast_img read more

Milad Mohammadi’s bizarre throw-in against Spain caused quite a stir online

first_imgHahahah the failed somersault throw in to finish the game #IRAESP— Jack Murray™ (@jack_murraaay) June 20, 2018 A failed somersault throw in with 30sec left. Can’t wait for Roy’s thoughts on that. #IRAESP— Jamie McCauley (@JMcC_77) June 20, 2018 Milad Mohammadi makes a great tackle on Marco Asensio before trying a bizarre trick in the dying seconds of the game Live replay of Iran’s last throw in #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/U0aPssHY9H— Kassim Highley (@HighleyKassim) June 20, 2018 That Throw In by Milad Mohammadi sums Iran up, great theatrics, limited end result. #IRN #IRNESP— AJ Barnett (@ajbarnett75) June 20, 2018talkSPORT will be with listeners all day and all night at this year’s 2018 FIFA World Cup™ with over 800 hours of World Cup content and all 64 games live across the talkSPORT network. And with one aborted somersault throw-in, Iranian defender Milad Mohammadi forever silenced doubts about the idea of a 48 Team World Cup #HadMeInStitches— Mohamed Khamis (@MKhamis86) June 20, 2018 Milad Mohammadi is like “I could go for a long throw in as a Hail Mary attempt for a late equalizer to save Iran’s chances of advancing out of the group stage or I could nail a sick somersault” #IRAESP #WorldCup— Danica Gomes (@DanicaMGomes) June 20, 2018 Well this really did happen during the final moments of Iran’s 1-0 defeat to Spain in their tight Group B clash.Diego Costa’s fortunate goal was the decisive moment but the Iranians pushed Fernando Hierro’s men all the way and even had a goal disallowed via a VAR review but they made a real hash of their final moments.Milad Mohammadi was the guilty party with the ridiculous show-boating which firmly left him with egg on his face as Iran were unable to fashion one final opportunity to earn a priceless point. When you’re about to show off in front of the new girl but suddenly realise she’s not looking….. #WorldCup #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/YxkVgr1gXp— Stevie Cahill (@StevieCahill) June 20, 2018 1 New favorite player of the World Cup is without a doubt Milad Mohammadi!!— Christian Luna (@ryufu1978) June 20, 2018 Picture the scene. Your team is going toe-to-toe with one of the World Cup favourites and you have one chance to snatch a point against Spain in the final minute of stoppage-time.Everyone is up and you need your man taking the throw-in to launch the ball into the box like never before, only for him to try a ridiculous somersault. When you attempt something like that in a World Cup there is no hiding place and this could not be more true now with social media playing more of a role in the news being reported.Below you can see Mohammadi’s throw-in and what fans on Twitter had to say about his failed showboating. Iran taking throw ins like #IRAESP pic.twitter.com/VrYOeyya8l— 👑Sam (@SamWH43) June 20, 2018 That Iran player that attempted a somersault throw-in in the very last seconds of the game in a World Cup to try and get his team a historic equaliser against one of the greatest international teams in the world. He is now my favourite player ever. #IRAESP— Robert Davis (@Team_Rob) June 20, 2018last_img read more

GET ALONG TO A BREAKFAST IN MEMORY OF TADHG

first_imgIt’s no secret that the late Tadhg Culbert loved his food and drink.You could often find the former Mayor of Letterkenny in the Quiet Moment tea rooms tucking into tea and a scone.Now Quiet Moment owner Brendan McGlynn has come up with a novel way of remembering Tadhg and to also raise funds for Relay for Life. “Everyone loved Tadhg and he would always call in for tea. This is our way of remembering him and to raise funds in the process.“All funds raised on the day will go directly to Relay for Life,” said Brendan. GET ALONG TO A BREAKFAST IN MEMORY OF TADHG was last modified: May 11th, 2013 by StephenShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:Quiet MOmentRelay for LifeTadhg Culbertlast_img read more

Villa host Ndejje in race against the drop

first_img Tags: Bashir MutandaDouglas Bamweyanandejje universitySaidi KeniSC VillaStarTimes Uganda Premier Leaguetop Villa are only three points above relegation (file photo)StarTimes Uganda Premier LeagueSC Villa vs Ndejje University FCMandela National Stadium, NambooleTuesday, 16-04-2019 @4pmNAMBOOLE – SC Villa will host Ndejje University on Tuesday afternoon in a game that may have adverse consequences on the future of both side in the top flight.At the start of the day, only three points separate the two sides who have been struggling at the wrong end of the table all season.For Ndejje, maybe it was expected but Villa will very much want to secure their Premier League status as soon as possible.Ndejje currently occupy the third relegation spot with 24 points from 26 games while Villa who are the record league champions with 16 title, are only a single spot better off as compared to their Tuesday opponents.Villa’s tally of 27 points after 26 games is the worst they have had at this points, in ages and heading into such a game, fighting for their top tier status is not something they are used to.“It is a very important game for our club. Said Villa coach Douglas Bamweyana ahead of the game.“It is unfortunate that we find ourselves in the position we are currently in and that Tuesday’s game has huge implications to our season.“We have worked hard and we are prepared to go all out and try to win all three points.“The good thing is that Ndejje can’t seem to play away from home and it is something we want to exploit.“We hope to show the difference between SC Villa and Ndejje come the end of the gameGoing into the game, Bamweyana has a near to full strength squad to choose from. First choice goalkeeper Saidi Keni returns after missing the 1-1 draw away to Express has overcome a joint pain as is ready to feature. Top scorer Bashir Mutanda who also missed last week’s game due to abdominal pains is fully fit now and it remains to be seen if he gets slotted into the starting team straight away.SC Villa (in Blue) drew 1-1 in their last last league game. (Photo by Shaban Lubega)The visitors will look to Francis Onekalit, Anwar Ntege and Emmanuel Wasswa for inspiration.Match Facts:This will be the third ever meeting between SC Villa and Ndejje University.The first two have resulted into a SC Villa win and a draw.The victory for Villa came in March last year during a Cup game while the draw was when the two sides met in the league earlier this season.SC Villa head into the game having won only one of their last 7 league games (D3 L3).However, Bamweyana’s side have lost only one of their last 5 home League games (D2 L2).For Ndejje they are currently enjoying their longest unbeaten run in the top flight as they have gone four games minus tasting defeat (W2 D2).However, their away form has been horrible the entire season, winning only one of their 13 games on the road so far (D3 L8). The only win on the road came against Maroons (1-0) on February 12th.The other game on Tuesday:-Kirinya JSS vs Paidha Black Angels.Comments last_img read more