The Huskies (19-21, 12-6 SLC) currently sit fourth in the conference standings. They travel to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20-21, 5-13 SLC) for a lone nonconference matchup tomorrow at 6 p.m. CT before heading to Northwestern State (21-18, 9-9 SLC) for a three-game Southland series beginning Friday at 6:30 p.m. Pitcher of the Week: Matthew McCollough, Houston Baptist – Sr. – LHP – Katy, TexasMcCollough hurled his first career shutout and sixth career complete game in the Huskies’ series-clinching 1-0 victory over UIW in the second game of Friday’s doubleheader. He held the Cardinals scoreless on four hits with six strikeouts and no walks, allowing just two runners to reach second and one to reach third. The Midlothian, Texas, product remained perfect in conference play with a 6-0 record, 1.63 ERA, 54 strikeouts (averaging 9.0 per start) and four walks. He picked up his 20th career win, moving into fifth all-time at HBU and also moved up to fifth in the program record book in career strikeouts with 218. 2018 Southland Baseball Week 11 Notes (PDF)FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist seniors Matt Heck and Matthew McCollough are the Southland Conference Baseball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Honorable Mention: Aidan Anderson, McNeese; Tyler Gray, Central Arkansas. Honorable Mention: Andrew Fregia, Sam Houston State; Jake Cochran, McNeese; Owen Magee, New Orleans; Cole Coker, Lamar. This marks the second weekly hitter award for the HBU. Spencer Halloran earned the honor on April 2. Hitter of the Week: Matt Heck, Houston Baptist – Sr. – OF/P – Midlothian, TexasHeck extended his hitting streak to eight games as the Huskies went 3-1, including a series sweep of UIW. He hit .500 with a .722 slugging percentage, .526 on-base percentage, two doubles, a triple, four RBIs, scored twice and was 4-for-5 on stolen base attempts. In Tuesday’s loss at McNeese, he went 2-for-5 with a double. In Friday’s doubleheader, he was 6-for-8 on the day, going 2-for-4 with a triple, three RBIs, two runs and two stolen bases in game one. He then went 4-for-4 with a double, driving in the game’s only run in game two, along with a stolen base. In Saturday’s finale, he went 1-for-5 and his sacrifice bunt set up the game-winning run in the 13th inning. He also picked up the win on the mound, shutting out the Cardinals on three hits with three strikeouts over the final four innings. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Max Hellstrom Jr. New Orleans Stockholm, Sweden Business Administration 3.88 * – 2018-19 First Team All-Conference Selection2 – Two-time Academic All-Conference Selection Cody Banach Jr. Lamar Houston, Texas Finance 3.04 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Nikolai Schaffrath So. Lamar Potsdam, Germany Industrial Engineering 3.93 William Holcomb*2 Jr. Sam Houston State Crockett, Texas General Business 3.55 Joris Etlin2 Sr. Southeastern La. Frejus, France Finance 4.0 Name Class School Hometown Major GPA Bryce Dooley2 Jr. Abilene Christian Friendswood, Texas Finance 3.63 2018-19 Southland Men’s Golf All-Academic TeamStudent-Athlete of the Year: William Holcomb, Sam Houston StateFirst Team Second Team Sam Dumez Sr. Lamar Bordeaux, France Finance 3.60 Miles Smith So. Central Arkansas Little Rock, Ark. Undeclared 3.66 John Hill* Jr. Incarnate Word McQueeney, Texas Business Management 3.63 Trevor Bailey So. Incarnate Word Cibolo, Texas Business 4.0 FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State junior William Holcomb is the 2018-19 Men’s Golf Student-Athlete of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-academic teams, All yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition.Holcomb earns his second consecutive Student-Athlete of the Year and first team all-academic honors after an automatic selection as a 2019 First Team All-Conference nod. The junior pushed the Bearkats to a conference championship and an appearance in the 2019 NCAA Austin Regional, where he tied for 38th individually. Holcomb led Sam Houston State throughout the season with four top-10 finishes and a 71.74 scoring average. He also tabbed the team’s lowest round of the season with a 66 at the Huntsville Toyota Bearkat Invitational (April 1-2). Holcomb is a general business major who holds a 3.55 GPA.Incarnate Word’s John Hill joins Holcomb on the first team as the Southland’s only other automatic qualifier after a First Team All-Conference selection. The UIW senior business management major holds a 3.63 GPA and led the Cardinals with a fourth-place finish at the 2019 Southland Conference Championship. Accompanying Hill on the first team all-academic squad is UIW teammate Trevor Bailey, a 4.0 business major.Filling out the remainder of the all-academic first team are Southeastern Louisiana senior Joris Etlin, a 4.0 finance major and New Orleans junior Max Hellstrom.Lamar earned a trio of second-team selections in Nikolai Schaffrath, Sam Dumez and Cody Banach alongside Abilene Christian’s Bryce Dooley and Central Arkansas’ Miles Smith.All told, seven institutions are represented on the all-academic squads. Lamar’s three honorees lead the conference, joining UIW as the only institutions with multiple selections.The All-Academic teams are voted on by a head coach, sports information director and academic/compliance staff member from each Southland Conference institution. Student-athletes must possess a 3.0 cumulative GPA, have completed one full academic year at the nominating institution and participated in at least 50 percent of the team’s competition to qualify for All-Academic selection. Nominees who were also named to the All-Conference First Team or CoSIDA Academic All-District team are automatically named Southland All-Academic.The Southland Conference awards committee, which consists of one administrator from each of the 13 member schools, votes for the student-athlete of the year. The Southland student-athlete of the year award is presented to one student-athlete who achieves excellence in both academics and athletics. All nominees must have earned at least a 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale and demonstrated athletics achievement for at least two years at the nominating institution.
TANGUY NDOMBELE is reportedly willing to quit Spurs – after being stunned by Jose Mourinho’s impromptu training session which earned the Portuguese a telling-off from the authorities.The Tottenham boss held his workout at Hadley Common in Barnet for the £55m midfielder, amid claims that he is continuing to pile on the pounds during the lockdown.⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updates2 Tanguy NDombele could be ready to quit Spurs after his latest incident with boss Jose MourinhoCredit: ReutersAnd it is thought to have been the last straw for the 23-year-old Frenchman, who could now move to Barcelona, according to French newspaper L’Equipe.Ndombele was joined by Spurs team-mates Davinson Sanchez and Ryan Sessegnon for the midweek get-together which broke social gathering and distancing rules.That earned a ticking-off from police and the club for Mourinho.It is claimed that Mourinho knocked on NDombele’s door to ask him to accompany him on the workout.The Frenchman had steadfastedly followed the Government demands on the lockdown – but left his house under Mourinho’s orders.Mourinho has previously attacked NDombele over his fitness and commitment – hauling him off at half-time against Burnley.The Portuguese then publicly criticised his player on television afterwards.2Latest Tottenham newsHARRY 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 summerAnd this latest incident seems to spell the end of the former Lyon man’s Tottenham career.Reports in Spain claim Barca are ready to seal a cut-price deal for the player signed by previous boss Mauricio Pochettino.NDombele has played just 943 minutes in the Premier League this season.José Mourinho slammed by Sadiq Khan for ‘endangering lives’ by taking Tottenham training session during coronavirus lockdown
Bianca Rupa won the first silver medal in the female individual Kumite +68kg after going down to gold medallist Vaitiare Tehaameamea of Tahiti.The second silver medal was taken out by Jacklyn Barney in the -50kg category. Jacklyn fought hard but was defeated 7-1 by Vanuatu’s Vamule Lango who put up a good challenge to win gold. Vincent Bougen was outstanding with his kicks to win silver for PNG in the male individual Kumite -84kg category.He was defeated 4-1 by New Caledonia’s Annonier Mathieu who won gold. Bronze for this category went to Selwyn Kuru of Solomon Islands and Paino Mulikihaamea of Walis and Futuna.
Now Girona returns to release a year in Second, at home, and will not have an easy meeting. The Lightning is also a newly descended. Of course, the numbers of the rojiblancos in Vallecas are not excessively bad because they have scored in half of their visits: In eight duels, the balance is four losses, three wins and one draw. Last year, the Girona defeated 0-2 thanks to a double by Cristhian Stuani.First match of the year2019: Levante-Girona (2-2)2018: Valencia-Girona (2-1)2017: Zaragoza-Girona (0-2)2016: Girona-Valladolid (1-0)2015: Llagostera-Girona (1-2)2014: Girona-Ponferradina (1-1) Girona starts 2020 with the hope and the hope that this year will be the return to First. With 2019 already forgotten, the rojiblanco club hopes to meet again the victories (the year ended with two losses before Numancia and Mirandés) and hence Sunday’s duel against Rayo Vallecano is the first of the finals left until the end of the course. Starting the year on the right foot is crucial to regain confidence and dispel doubts. Further, The last time Girona won its first game of the year, it ended up sealing the promotion to Primera. It was in 2017 when, thanks to the goals of Sandaza and Alcaraz, La Romareda assaulted and defeated Zaragoza (0-2).The team of Pep Lluís Martí already works with the aim of adding the three points on Sunday to Rayo and, in a way, with the desire to end the bad fario that has been impossible to take off in the last two years. With the rojiblanco team in Primera, winning the first game has been a battle that could not be won because in 2018 it fell against Valencia (2-1) and last year, 2019, it was released adding a single point against Levante to address (2-2). Of course, these numbers improve when you look at the last releases of the year in Second. And hence the data for Girona optimism: since 2014 that Girona does not lose at the premiere to reap three wins and a draw. The aforementioned triumph against Zaragoza has to add the one of 2016, against Valladolid (1-0) and the one of 2015 against Llagostera outside (1-0). Finally, in 2014, Girona only achieved a draw against Ponferradina (1-1). Of course, the latter had a certain taste for victory because Felipe Sanchón rescued a point in the 89 ‘penalty. In addition, it was a convulsive course because up to three coaches passed through the red and white bench (Ricardo Rodríguez, Javi López and Pablo Machín) and salvation was not sealed until the last day with the victory against Depor (3-1).
-In a scant week, gamers would trade a quick monitor Grand Slam for a mud one.It is an emergency scenario. If it lastly seems that approach, I think about that tennis gamers will need to play and few individuals will skip tournaments. This variation of monitor has normally occurred to us with Davis, who went from one floor to one other in lower than 5 days. Even at Wimbledon, as a result of now there are three weeks away with Roland Garros, but earlier than there have been two and also you went from land to grass.-With 38 years (39 in September) and in place 56 of the ATP rating, how do you see the longer term?I am going 12 months after 12 months, I don’t look any additional. Now I’m coaching loads of physics. Within the US it is quite common to have a monitor in properties. It is not my case right here, and it is that in Europe it is much less frequent, though fortunately I’ve a home with house.– Talking of that preparation, how in regards to the quarantine?Doing loads of biking, I even have medication balls, run what I can round right here, videoconferences with my coach … A bit of every part and ready to see how occasions unfold.– Looking forward to the Video games, do you suppose they’ll happen on the scheduled dates?The logical factor can be to delay them, both due to the coronavirus or as a result of the athletes haven’t been ready to prepare properly for one thing they’ve been ready for 4 years. We’ll see if crucial measures are taken to see if the athletes themselves can prepare in any approach. All the things proper now is filled with uncertainty. The Madrid Open, scheduled from Might 3 to 10, is not going to be held in 2020 each on the agreed date and all year long. Confirmed it Feliciano López, director of the occasion, after the Worldwide Federation (ITF) extended the inactivity of the skilled circuit till June 7 due to the coronavirus pandemic. Behind this, Feliciano attended AS from the outskirts of Madrid, the place he is present process quarantine.-Is there any choice to maintain the event all through 2020?Sadly we haven’t any margin to play. Individuals within the group are unhappy, though the scenario was not very hopeful seeing the most recent occasions. It is a hard blow, but we are already looking at the 2021 version. As well as, it is going to be the 20th anniversary of the occasion.– Does it pose any hazard to the way forward for tennis within the Spanish capital?Subsequent 12 months the Open ends a contract in Madrid, but there is an intention to proceed and they’ll negotiate when this disaster passes. We glance additional, tennis has a future right here. This time, all of the individuals have understood it as a result of this is one thing that is not taking place solely in Spain, it is world. It stays to be seen when we will return to the competitors, but I feel there is nonetheless a great distance to go. The necessary factor in these hard instances are the individuals.-Roland Garros was forward of attainable cancellations and determined to change his dates simply after the US Open.They made a hasty determination, with out first consulting the remainder of the tournaments, gamers and others. I assume it could be the one date that they had obtainable, as a result of enjoying later in Paris can be inconceivable due to time.
Not often Rafael Nadal knock in your door, and when such a privilege occurs it’s regular to open it huge. That’s what has occurred to your 16 years Leo Borg, son of the legendary Swedish tennis participant Bjorn Borg, who has accepted an invite from the Rafa Nadal Academy to coach at their amenities for 2 weeks a month.The son of the legend, who already is aware of the amenities of the Academy after finishing coaching there final September, acknowledged in Sport Expressen who accepted that invitation and who he’ll mix his preparation in Goteborg with that of Manacor, purpose why it’ll distribute the weeks of labor to the month of equal manner between each locations. On this manner, Leo will proceed to take steps ahead in his coaching after taking part in the Wimbledon match in the junior class final yr, along with debut this yr on the skilled circuit in Challenger tournaments. “I’ve the two-handed backhand like my father, however I wish to discover my very own model. At the moment everybody desires to hit the ball a lot more durable. I’ve not seen many video games of my father. Proper now I’m trying to take pleasure in tournaments and be taught. “ younger Borg acknowledged. You’ll have to comply with your future steps with curiosity.
World records Dibaba and Wlodarczyk both set world records – three minutes 50.07 seconds for the 1500 and 81.08 metres for the hammer throw, respectively – before their wins at the World Championships. The Track and Field News panel could only separate them by three points, 312 to 309. In fact, 17 members of the panel felt that the Pole was number one compared to 16 who voted for Dibaba. Holland’s Dafne Schippers finished third with Jamaica’s 100-metre World champion, Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce, appearing at number six. Bolt and Fraser-Pryce were voted as the year’s top performers in the men’s 200 metres and the women’s 100m, respectively. American Justin Gatlin, and not Bolt, is the magazine’s number one in the 100 metres. Details aren’t available yet on the website, but in its 2014 Annual World Rankings issue, Track and Field said: “As important as major meets are, we should also note that no competition, not even the Olympic Games, is the be-all, end-all. We’re looking for people who maintain high standards over a whole year.” Restricted by injuries, Bolt did the 100 metres in only three 2015 athletics meetings, with clockings of 10.12, 9.87 and 9.79 seconds, respectively. The latter time pipped Gatlin in the World Championships. That was the American’s only loss of a seven-meet season that yielded times of 9.74, the fastest in 2015, 9.75 twice, 9.77, 9.78, 9.80 behind Bolt at the Worlds and 9.98 seconds. Gatlin isn’t the only athlete to top the rankings in an individual event despite losing at the World Championships. Others include Mutaz Essa Barshim of Qatar, who was fourth in the high jump at the Worlds, French pole vault star Renaud Lavillenie, Kenyan Eunice Sum in the 800 metres, Croatian discus thrower Sandra Perkovic and American Dawn Harper-Nelson, who fell in the semis of the 100-metre hurdles. The respected United States publication, Track and Field News, has named American Ashton Eaton and Genzebe Dibaba of Ethiopia as its Athletes of the Year for 2015. Despite contesting just one decathlon for the entire season, Eaton won the bulk of the votes from a 36-member international panel to emerge ahead of triple jumper Christian Taylor and Jamaican sprinter supreme Usain Bolt. It was far closer among the women, with Dibaba edging Poland’s Anita Wlodarczyk, the 2014 Athlete of the Year. According to a notification appearing on the magazine’s Internet site, Eaton’s world record performance – 9,045 points – at the World Championships tipped the voting his way. In fact, it was voted the Performance of the Year. The magazine’s website notes that two members of the panel objected to the season on the grounds that Eaton’s single decathlon did not ‘constitute a full season’.
WESTERN BUREAU: Defending ISSA Western Conference double champions, Herbert Morrison Technical, will put both their Under-16 and Under-19 titles on the line, when they take on Cornwall College in the final of both categories. Ralique Grant and Devon Watson spearheaded the lopsided 106-58 win for Herbert Morrison, whose Under-16s brushed aside Muschett High 80-36, while Cornwall eased past Holland High 56-16. Cornwall’s Leacroft Lettman was the game’s high-point man, leading all scorers with 14 points for Cornwall College. He also held five rebounds to go with four steals and two assists. Teammates Jowayne Jones added 10 points and two rebounds and Alwade Thompson chipped in with a handy nine points for the winners. Owen Rodney was the only player with a significant performance for Holland, with eight points, two rebounds and five steals. In the Under-16 semi-final against Muschett, Okieffe Noble was brilliant, topping all scorers with 20 points and 11 rebounds. The outstanding Shaqueal Benti also made himself useful with a 19-point, 13-rebound game, while Davaughn Campbell’s 12 points added to the huge margin of victory. In the senior category, Grant outlined his liking for the big games when he and Watson combined for 55 of Herbert Morrison’s total output. Grant had a game-high 28 points, while Watson finished with 27 points and seven rebounds. Tafari Vassell grabbed 16 points, 10 rebounds and three steals to help stave off the William Knibb charge in the final quarter. Herbert Morrison led from the opening tip-off and held a 49-23 lead at half-time and never allowed their opponents to close the gap. The best-of-three final takes place with Game One set for Montego Bay Cricket Club this afternoon at 4 p.m. (Under-16) and 6 p.m. for the Under-19s.
Officials of one of the world’s foremost sports investment agencies, Doyen Sports Group, and Arsenal Football Club are expected to sign an agreement with the Phoenix All-Star Academy this afternoon in Kingston.The deal, which is being hailed by Phoenix co-founder Craig Butler as a major development for Jamaican football, will see the agency, which, among other ventures, manages the certain affairs for some of the planet’s leading footballers, partner with Phoenix in the establishment of a state-of-the-art football academy just outside of Montego Bay, as well as prepare, market and place talent from the club into the European market.Doyen’s website lists names such as Neymar, Radamel Falcao, Mangala, Alvaro Morata, Alvaro Negredo, and Marcos Rojo, but does not outline the nature of their involvement with the players.The group is considered to be an investment-based organisation that facilitates player transfers.Phoenix already has several players on overseas contracts, with Belgium-based Leon Bailey, who is already in the Genk first team, and Kyle Butler, both doing well. But Craig Butler is confident that this partnership will create opportunities for more players and open another avenue to the international markets.”This partnership between Phoenix Academy and Doyen has many positives. They will partner with us in the building of an academy in Trelawny, as well as the marketing and placement of players in Europe,” Butler told The Gleaner ahead of today’s signing, which is scheduled to take place at the Spanish Court Hotel in New Kingston.”Phoenix have done extremely well over the years in terms of our standard of developing players in technical, tactical and personal development. We are creating players that are ready for the European market,” Butler added, while referring to Arsenal’s interest.”Leon (Bailey), at 18 years old, is already one of the best players in Belgium, and is already in the first team there. Kyle is also doing well and should be in the first team soon.”Arsenal have taken note of that and want to come and take a look and see what our other players are about,” added Butler.”This is huge for the country. I still believe that with development, Jamaica can become one of the teams that challenge for World Cups, not just strive to participate and make up numbers,” Butler said.Butler also underlined that a 14-acre property has already been secured by Phoenix All-Star Academy and will be developed to accommodate a full academy, in collaboration with Doyen Sports.