first_imgOn closing day, offering mandatory payouts, a single winning ticket for the 20¢ Golden Pick 6 paid $249,999.48 at Golden Gate Fields. The number of live-ticket holders was dramatically reduced in Race 6 when Baruch, a 40-1 longshot, trained and owned by Sergio Perez, dueled hard for an upset win. The winning ticket was purchased through the Hunt Valley, Maryland hub.  In addition to the large Pick 6 payout, the 50¢ Late Pick 4 also paid $16,766.50.Handicappers were tasked with a difficult pick 6 sequence, which featured an average field size of 10.3 runners per race totaling 62 horses to close out the last six races of the meet.Racing will resume at Golden Gate Fields for the fall meet on October 20 and run through December 11. For racing news and highlights, fans may follow Golden Gate Fields on twitter @GGFRacing and online at www.goldengatefields.comlast_img read more

first_img 11. Houston Baptist 32 Pl. School Points Women’s Shot Put Southeastern Louisiana Ashley Davis Jr. 54-7.5/16.65m Men’s 400m Lamar Webster Slaughter So. 47.76 4. McNeese 72 2. Southeastern Louisiana 83 9. Central Arkansas 39 6. Stephen F. Austin 56.5 Men’s 3,000m Lamar Jordan Rowe So. 8:17.37 Day Two Champions Men’s 60m Northwestern State Micah Larkins Sr. 6.68 Men’s Heptathlon Houston Baptist Denim Rogers Jr. 5,528 12. New Orleans 6 10. McNeese 34 Women’s High Jump Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Sashane Hanson Sr. 5-9.75/1.77m 3. Incarnate Word 81 Women’s Final Team Standings 4. Lamar 73 Men’s Final Team Standings Women’s 200m Northwestern State Natashia Jackson Jr. 24.02 Women’s 60m Lamar Thai Williams Sr. 7.51 13. Nicholls 0 Women’s 800m Stephen F. Austin Madison Compass Sr. 2:10.79 Men’s 60m Hurdles Sam Houston State Fabian McCall Jr. 7.75 Women’s 3,000m Stephen F. Austin Brittany Innis Sr. 9:52.79 Women’s 60m Hurdles Incarnate Word Jerica Love Sr. 8.41 1. Sam Houston State 112 Women’s 4x400m Northwestern State — — 3:43.60 Women’s Mile Stephen F. Austin Kelsey Ramirez So. 4:56.14 FINAL RESULTS | Photo Gallery | Championships HomepageBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the fourth straight year, the Sam Houston State men clawed their way to a first-place team finish at the 2019 Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. The Stephen F. Austin women’s program dominated their way to a Southland Conference indoor championship of their own snapping a four-year drought.The Bearkats were the lone program to put up triple digits in the men’s championship topping out with 112 points on for their fourth conference championship in program history. The SHSU comeback was mounted following a third-place conclusion at the end of day one, where Sam Houston State found themselves trailing Southeastern Louisiana by 17 points. All told, SHSU claimed a trio of first-place finishes over the two-day stretch.Southeastern Louisiana’s men finished second in final standings with 83 points. The Lions were pulsed by D.J. Ruffin who was named the Men’s Most Valuable Performer after accounting for 29.5 of SLU’s points and a pair of conference championships in the long jump and high jump events. Ruffin’s performance stands as the second-most points accrued by a single individual in Southland Conference men’s history.Abilene Christian men compiled 77 points on the way to a third-place finish, while Lamar concluded with 73 points to take hold of fourth place. Northwestern State (62) finished the event in fifth overall. The Demons were followed by Stephen F. Austin (56.5), Incarnate Word (45), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (41.5), Central Arkansas (39), McNeese (34), Houston Baptist (32), New Orleans (6) and Nicholls (0).The Ladyjacks were a force to be reckoned with racking up six first-place finishes and 141 points on the way to their program’s ninth Southland team title. Freshman pole vaulter Nastassja Campbell edged out a Southland Championship record after vaulting her way to 14-0.9 mark. Stephen F. Austin beat out their next closest opponent by 56 points.Northwestern State claimed the runner-up position on the women’s side with 85 points and two gold medals, both of which came on day two.Incarnate Word concluded their best finish in program history taking third place with a program-best 81 points. McNeese came in next with 72 points, while Abilene Christian rounded out the top five with 65 points. Coming in sixth was Lamar (48), followed by Central Arkansas (43), Sam Houston State (43), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (38), Southeastern Louisiana (24), Houston Baptist (16), New Orleans (7) and Nicholls (0).In addition to Campbell’s record-breaking pole vault, there were three more conference championship marks that were broken over the two-day period.Southeastern Louisiana’s Ashley Davis bested her 2018 performance with a 54-7.5 heave in the women’s shot put event. Davis’ performance earned her a second consecutive gold medal in the indoor shot put.Up next was Fabian McCall of Sam Houston State who topped out in the 60-meter hurdles with a time of 7.75. McCall’s outing bested the previous mark (7.81) set by Carl Johnson of UTSA in 2003.SHSU had one more Southland Championship record set by Jo’vaughn Martin in the 200m dash. Martin recorded a 20.94 clip to overcome fellow Bearkat Chris Jefferson’s mark of 21.07 in 2018.The top three finishers in each event final are recognized as First, Second and Third Team All-Conference, respectively. Individual men’s and women’s awards for Coach of the Year, Outstanding Running Events Performer, Outstanding Field Events Performer, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Athlete of the Year will be nominated and voted upon by head coaches next week.For athletes that achieved qualifying marks this season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted at the Birmingham CrossPlex March 8-9.The 2019 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships are set for May 3-5 in Natchitoches, La. with Northwestern State serving as the host institution. 5. Abilene Christian 65 8. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 41.5 9. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 38 2. Northwestern State 85 7. Incarnate Word 45 3. Abilene Christian 77 Women’s Triple Jump Incarnate Word Sarea Alexander Sr. 42-7.0/12.98m Pl. School Points Event School Name Cl. Distance/Time/Points 13. Nicholls 0 10. Southeastern Louisiana 24 T7. Sam Houston State 43 Men’s 800m Stephen F. Austin Drake Murphy Sr. 1:49.97 11. Houston Baptist 16 1. Stephen F. Austin 141 Women’s 400m Stephen F. Austin Imani Nave Jr. 54.37 Men’s 200m Sam Houston State Jo’vaughn Martin Fr. 20.94 6. Lamar 48 Men’s Triple Jump Lamar Tylen Guidry Jr. 50-11.0/15.52m 5. Northwestern State 62 Men’s Shot Put Abilene Christian Kai Schmidt Sr. 58-11.5/17.97m 12. New Orleans 7 Men’s Mile Lamar Jordan Rowe So. 4:08.17 T7. Central Arkansas 43 Men’s 4x400m Abilene Christian — — 3:13.23last_img read more

first_imgCourtesy of Northwestern State AthleticsNATCHITOCHES, La. – In his nearly quarter century as the director of athletics at Northwestern State, Greg Burke has kept a keen eye on each of his department’s intercollegiate teams and their standing regionally and nationally. “It is an honor to represent Northwestern State University and the Southland Conference on the Division I Women’s Basketball Committee,” Burke said. “This appointment is a responsibility that I will embrace with dedication, integrity and passion. I look forward to a collaborative journey with committee chair Nina King and my fellow committee members which will culminate with the Women’s Final Four in San Antonio next April.” Burke’s appointment to the committee adds another bullet point to a career that has been filled with service to the NCAA. Burke concluded a four-year run on the NCAA Committee on Academics in 2019 and previously has been a part of the NCAA Championships and Sports Management Cabinet and the NCAA FCS Football playoff selection committee. Deneé Barracato, Deputy Director of Athletics for Operations & Capital Projects, Northwestern University Ceal Barry, Deputy Athletics Director, University of Colorado, Boulder Greg Burke, Director of Athletics, Northwestern State University Marcy Girton, Chief Operating Officer, Auburn University Jill Shields, Deputy Athletics Director/SWA, Kansas State University Nina King, Senior Deputy Director of Athletics/Administration, Legal Affairs and Chief of Staff, Duke University (Committee chair) Beth Goetz, Director of Athletics, Ball State University TBD, Ohio Valley Conference Debbie Richardson, Senior Associate Commissioner, Atlantic 10 Conference Tamica Smith Jones, Director of Athletics, University of California, Riverside That background and wide-ranging focus should serve Burke well as he begins a five-year appointment on the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee, a tenure that will begin Sept. 1, 2020 running until Aug. 31, 2025. “All of us in the Southland Conference are proud of Greg Burke’s appointment to the NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball Committee,” said Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett. “He’s a passionate leader, a strong advocate for women’s basketball and is always focused on the well-being of student-athletes.  He’ll be a fantastic addition to the committee.” The committee’s responsibilities includes yearly selection, seeding and bracketing of the Division I Women’s Basketball Championship 64-team tournament field that occurs after committee members prepare by  participating in regional advisory committee calls, attending in-person meetings, participating in meetings/teleconferences and viewing hundreds of games. Committee members are also involved in site selection (including first and second rounds, regional round and Women’s Final Four), championship operations and games management, championship misconduct issues and championship game official selection and advancement. “It is a tremendous honor and privilege for Greg Burke to be appointed to the NCAA Women’s Basketball Committee,” said Northwestern State President Dr. Chris Maggio. “He will provide valuable insight to the selection process and be an extremely effective representative of the Southland Conference in this capacity. He is a tireless advocate for women’s athletics and being selected for this role shows the respect Greg has earned nationally.” In 2020-21, Duke Senior Deputy Director of Athletics and Administration Nina King will chair the committee, which has nine of its 10 spots currently filled. The lone opening will be filled by an Ohio Valley Conference representative. 2020-2021 NCAA Women’s Basketball Tournament Selection Committee Rosterlast_img read more

first_imgCLASSY DONNA VELOCE HEADS SUNDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA YSABEL STAKES FOR SOPHOMORE FILLIES AT 1 1/16 MILES ARCADIA, Calif. (March 5, 2020)–Favored in all three of her starts and most recently second in a pair of Grade I stakes, trainer Simon Callaghan’s Donna Veloce heads a field of seven sophomore fillies going a mile and one sixteenth in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ysabel Stakes at Santa Anita.As is his custom, Bob Baffert will also be well represented in the Santa Ysabel, as he’ll send out promising recent maiden winner Storie Blue and battle tested Gingham, who was a well beaten second behind potential superstar Venetian Harbor in the Grade II Las Virgenes Stakes here on Feb. 8.DONNA VELOCEOwner:  Kaleem Shah, Inc., Mrs. John Magnier, Michael B. Tabor & Derrick SmithTrainer:  Simon CallaghanImmensely talented, she rolled to a 9 ¼ length first-out maiden win going 6 ½ furlongs here on Sept. 28, earning a lofty Beyer Speed figure of 91.  Subsequently second, beaten a neck as the 2-1 favorite going 1 1/16 miles in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Nov. 1, she’s been idle since running second, beaten a half length at 1-5 in the Grade I Starlet Stakes at the same distance over a wet surface Dec. 7 at Los Alamitos.  Clearly the horse to beat on Sunday, this Kentucky-bred daughter of Uncle Mo, who’s earned $430,000 from her three starts at age two, will be ridden for the fourth consecutive time by Flavien Prat.STORIE BLUEOwner:  Don Alberto StableTrainer:  Bob BaffertHead and head early, this homebred filly by Empire Maker prevailed by a neck in breaking her maiden going a flat mile here on Jan 5 in what was her third consecutive race at that distance.  With steady improvement in each start and a proven ability to go two turns, Storie Blue, who earned a 78 Beyer last time out, should be forwardly placed under Mike Smith in what will be her fourth career start.GINGHAMOwner:  Sarah Kelly & Jane WiltzTrainer:  Bob BaffertMost recently second, beaten 9 ¼ lengths by freakish winner Venetian Harbor in the one mile Las Virgenes Stakes Feb. 8, this Quality Road filly finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of the third horse in what amounted to a separate race.  A one mile allowance winner two starts back and mile maiden victress four races back on Oct. 31, Gingham rallied from off the pace in both victories and should a hot pace develop, she could be dangerous in the late stages on Sunday.  With an overall mark of 7-2-4-0, she’ll be ridden or the third consecutive time by Drayden Van Dyke.GIDGETTAOwner:  Jungle Racing, LLCTrainer:  Richard BaltasOwned and bred by Jim and Janet Rome’s Jungle Racing, Gidgetta will be facing winners and stretching out for the first time in the Santa Ysabel.  An impressive one length maiden winner going 6 ½ furlongs in her second start Jan. 20, this daughter of the Medaglia d’Oro stallion Fast Anna could prove bothersome to anyone with designs on a front-running trip.SPEECHOwner:  Eclipse Thoroughbred PartnersTrainer:  Michael McCarthyA runaway nine length maiden winner going six furlongs at Los Alamitos on Dec. 14, a race in which she earned an 86 Beyer, she was most recently second, beaten 2 ¼ lengths, to the highly respected Auberge in a six furlong allowance here Feb. 1.  In what will be her fourth start, this daughter of Mr. Speaker will be stretching out for the first time and will no doubt be in close attendance early.THE GRADE III SANTA YSABEL WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTDonna Veloce–Flavien Prat–120Gidgetta–Joel Rosario–120Speech–Geovanni Franco–120Tiz Fake News–Abel Cedillo–122Gingham–Drayden Van Dyke–122Paige Anne–Umberto Rispoli–122Storie Blue–Mike Smith–120First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 11 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_img8I would like to publicly apologise for having the audacity to tweet this. https://t.co/BTrhaapKs4— LP ☬🛫 (@thfclp__) October 5, 2019 ERIC DIER was labelled one of the worst Premier League players ever as social media tore the “heartless” midfielder apart on his recall for Spurs’ 3-0 slump at Brighton.Many Tottenham fans were furious boss Mauricio Pochettino thought the answer to Tuesday’s 7-2 home loss against Bayern Munich was restoring Dier after four months frozen out.8 Returning Eric Dier was slated on social media as he looked off the pace against two-goal Aaron Connolly and Co as Brighton won 3-0Credit: AP:Associated Press8 Under-fire Eric Dier and Ben Davies applaud Spurs fans after the 3-0 defeat at Brighton, while Toby Alderweireld shows his dejectionCredit: ReutersEngland anchorman Dier gave away possession too easily amid Spurs’ latest troubling display.And after Neal Maupay punished a Hugo Lloris’ error with an early Brighton opener, full debutant Aaron Connolly bagged a double to seal Tottenham’s third Premier League defeat of the season.One supporter responded: “Is there a worse player than Eric Dier?”And a popular question from fans was summed up by these messages: “Pochettino really thought Dier is the answer?” and “Own up. Who wanted Dier back in the side?”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneDier, 25, last started for Spurs’ in their tame 2-0 Champions League final defeat against Liverpool on June 1.And just a fortnight ago Pochettino admitted Dier was enduring a testing time.Poch told the Telegraph: “It has been difficult. Of course it is tough for him. He has to try to fight for his place.”And Dier was largely criticised today after looking more of a problem than the answer to Tottenham’s recent plight.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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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 Celtic8One fan posted: “Dier is one awful midfielder. Brings absolutely nothing to the team.”Other supporters, though, called for patience and understanding for a player lacking match fitness.Such tweets included: “Dier has very little minutes so far this season. Please don’t jump all over him if he’s a but rusty.” Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris in agony as he suffers horror elbow injury at BrightonEric Dier starting for spurs#BHATOT pic.twitter.com/kPKdemzLUL— Shaun 🅙 (@da_judge) October 5, 2019 8888last_img read more

first_imgThe Lions number eight led the Springboks to victory over France in the first two Tests after being named as captain by Allister Coetzee last month.Whiteley missed the win over Les Bleus in the third Test last Saturday, though, after doing damage during the warm-up at Ellis Park.Coetzee revealed after his side sealed a whitewash over Guy Noves’ men that his skipper would discover the extent of his injury on Monday and it was confirmed on Tuesday that he faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines with damaged ligaments.”We expect to rehabilitate him in six to eight weeks,” Lions team doctor Rob Collins said.South Africa start their Rugby Championship campaign against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on August 19.Photo: Getty Images (Warren Whiteley)last_img read more

first_imgSuper League chief executive Robert Elstone says an agreement has been reached with Betfred – one of the UK’s biggest betting companies. Gambling is considered ‘haram’ or forbidden in Islam, along with other practices like drinking alcohol. Williams converted from Christianity to Islam in 2009 and was the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. “I think the matter has been resolved in satisfactory fashion,” said Elstone. “I have say a big ‘thank you’ to Betfred for the way they’ve managed this.”We suspected it might be an issue, but it only really surfaced five or six days ago, and Betfred have taken it on, considered it and come up with the right answer, and one that works for all parties.”I’m really pleased they showed a progressive, pragmatic approach to this.”Last year, the Super League extended its sponsorship deal with Betfred for a further two seasons, worth an estimated £1m (NZ$1.98m) a year. But that figure is nothing compared to Williams’ contract, reportedly worth £5m (NZ$10m) over two years. Williams has refused to wear a sponsor’s logo on a jersey before. In 2017, Williams covered up the Bank of New Zealand logo on his Blues top, with permission from NZ Rugby. He taped over the bank’s logo on his collar in his debut and a new jersey was soon created, sporting a Plunket logo in its place.Meanwhile, Wolfpack chairman Bob Hunter has confirmed the dual-code international has given equity in the club.”He was offered, as part of his package, a significant number of shares in the parent organisation and the intent long term is to take that whole company public,” Hunter said.”You don’t know whether that’s worth a dollar a share or $10 a share. The market, at some point, will tell you what they think it’s worth, but it’s significant.”Williams missed the Wolfpack’s lone pre-season game earlier this week, but is set to feature in their season-opener on February 2 against the Castleford Tigers. In mid-February, he will then return to New Zealand for the birth of his fourth child.last_img read more

first_imgToea Wisil led the way on Saturday by equalling her national record in the 200m with a time of 23.46 seconds and followed this up with a fast 100m of 11.49 on Sunday. Donna Koniel was also in fine form, recording another high quality personal best of 2min 08.77 seconds in a very good 800m race where she was just pipped to the line by New Zealander Olivia Burdon.Nelson Stone clocked his best times of the year in both the 100m (10.77) and 400m (47.81)A series of personal best times were achieved in the sprint events with Adrine Monagi leading the way with a big personal best 12.11 secs in the 100m and 25.18secs in the 200m.Monagi, who has established herself as the gold medal favourite in the seven event heptathlon,  has improved consistently throughout the year.Seventeen year old Charles Livuan clocked times of 10.97 in the 100m and 21.76 in the 200m.They all arrive in Port Moresby on Friday in time for the opening ceremony on Saturday.last_img read more

first_imgPNG finished in a draw 2-2 today against Fiji who are also through to the semi-finals for group B.Giada’s goals added two more points to her tally on the Golden Boot rankings.The Morobean opened the score board goaling from behind and finishing neatly in the corner 30 minutes into the match.Fiji struggled in the first half but failed to score which left the score 1-0 at half time.A silly mistake from PNG three minutes into the second half saw Fiji level the score 1-1 when PNG put one into their own net after a cross came through.PNG bounced back to extend its lead 66 minutes into the game 2-1 when Giada scored her second goal as she chipped past Fiji’s Francine Lockington and found the net.Fiji made a comeback in the 84th minute, scoring through Ceme Nasau to level the score 2-2 at full time.New Zealand and New Caledonia have made it through to the semi-final in Group A.last_img read more

first_imgDani González (Madrid, 8-7-1972) goes on to lead the first team of Atlético Femenino. It will until the end of the season. González is the third coach Madrid will have this season after the resignation of Sánchez Vera and the dismissal yesterday of Pablo López. The rojiblanco club receives Barcelona next Saturday with nine points of disadvantage. Four draws in the last seven games have precipitated the cessation of Pablo López, who took over the team just three months ago. The last prick in Seville was the trigger for a new change in front of the red and white bench. González is a man of the house.He made his debut as a player of Atlético’s first men’s team during the 95-96 season. After his retirement, in 2010 he returned to the entity to become part of the Academy, where he has been occupying different positions and has been going through several departments. He has directed several football teams and will now have the opportunity to lead one of the club’s referents. “I take it as an important personal challenge. I have been performing functions in the club for years. Now this opportunity presents itself to me as a club man that I am. The challenge is there and we will work 100% to try to make the best of all the players. We want to see a strong and competitive team and see the name of Atlético de Madrid at the top as it has been happening in recent years, ”said Dani González on the Atlético website.last_img read more