Chastadie Barrs Claims Fifth Weekly Honor of the Season

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Chastadie Barrs is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week for the fifth time this season, the league announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.Barrs helped the Cardinals to a 2-0 record on the week with a 94-70 win over Northwestern State Wednesday and an 81-76 victory at home over Sam Houston State Saturday. The DeSoto, Texas native recorded her 600th steal on Saturday to become only the second player in NCAA Division I history to record 600 or more steals in a career.Basketball Player of the Week – Chastadie Barrs, Lamar – Sr. – Guard – DeSoto, TexasThe senior guard averaged 18.5 points, 8.0 steals, 7.0 assists and 6.5 rebounds throughout the week. At Northwestern State, Barrs tabbed her fifth double-digit steals performance (10) moving her into second-place on the NCAA all-time career steals list with 600. In Lamar’s win over Sam Houston State, Barrs also recorded her 647th career assist, breaking a 26-year old program record set by Ramona Jones. The senior has racked up nine double-double performances this season and leads the nation with 6.04 steals per game.Honorable Mention: Stephanie Visscher, Stephen F. Austin; Alexes Bryant, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls; Sara Williamson, Abilene Christian.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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STABLE NOTES BY ED GOLDEN SUNDAY, JANUARY 20, 2019

first_imgRYE SET TO DEFEND HIS TURF CLASSIC TITLE 54% 12 Heriberto Figueroa70 15 SANTA ANITA STATISTICS 2nd 11 51% ‘MOREY’ THE MERRIER WITH CAL-BREDS ON DISPLAY SATURDAYRye, one of trainer Bill Morey’s major bread winners among his large stable that spans north to south, is set to defend his title in this Saturday’s $200,000 Unusual Heat Turf Classic presented by City National Bank.A son of English Channel out of the Unusual Heat mare Phi Beta Heat, Rye remains a full horse at age six. He won the Classic by a head last year under Kent Desormeaux, who will be aboard again for the nine furlong grass test on Saturday. Rye worked five furlongs Sunday in 1:01.80.“We gave him some time off (from May 20 to Jan. 10) and I was only able to get one prep race in him up north, but we’re going to give it our best,” Morey said.That’s usually the case with Rye, who has eight wins from 20 career starts, with no seconds and five thirds, earning $326,118. Not bad for a horse claimed for $20,000 in February of 2016 at Golden Gate Fields.Morey, who has 60 head in training, 30 at Santa Anita and 30 in the Bay Area, makes his presence felt in both locales. He has four wins, four seconds and five thirds from 23 starts through 16 days at Santa Anita’s Winter Meet.He also plans to enter Our Silver Oak in Saturday’s $100,000 California Cup Turf Sprint Stakes for three-year-olds at about 6 ½ furlongs on turf. Drayden Van Dyke rides Our Silver Oak, while Rafael Bejarano will be on Takeo Squared for Doug O’Neill and Edgar Payeras aboard Teacher’s Treasure for Eddie Truman in the race.The Turf Sprint is one of four stakes that day showcasing California-breds, the others being the aforementioned Turf Classic, plus the $150,000 Sunshine Millions Filly & Mare Turf Sprint and the $150,000 California Cup Sprint Stakes.All four events are expected to draw well at the entry box, with the Classic likely to attract Accountability (Joe Talamo), Ashleyluvssugar (Tyler Baze), Camino Del Pariso (Ricardo Gonzalez), He Will (Geovanni Franco), King Abner (Drayden Van Dyke), Marckie’s Water (Mario Gutierrez) and The Street Fighter (Tiago Pereira), in addition to Rye.ROY H JUST KEEPS ROLLING IN PALOS VERDESRoy H is the sprinter that keeps on giving.The two-time Breeders’ Cup Sprint champion enhanced his gaudy resume Saturday with a four-length romp in the Grade II Palos Verdes Stakes, winning it for the second straight year, this time in a glittering six furlong time of 1:08.89, earning a 109 Beyer Figure.“The track’s been playing (slow) and he was just cruising,” said trainer Peter Miller, who is expected to collect Roy H’s second consecutive Eclipse Award as the nation’s top sprinter this Thursday at Gulfstream Park.“He’s a pro’s pro and you know he’s the LeBron James of sprinters . . . In the words of the late Chick Hearn, he’s as cool as the other side of the pillow, so nothing bothers him . . . ”Roy H now has a 10-5-2 mark from 23 starts with earnings of $3,139,765.PUERTO RICO MAKES ITS PRESENCE FELT AT SANTA ANITAHeriberto Figueroa is one of the best-kept secrets on the Southern California circuit so far, but that’s likely to change soon. Winning races in bunches for assorted trainers will do that.“He’s learning every day; that’s what we’re concentrating on,” said his agent, Nelson Arroyo. “He’s getting better every day and he has all the natural talent in the world. Now he’s putting it all together.“He watches replays every day, stays humble, and that’s the main thing with him. He’s improving all the time and you’ll see that every week.”Figueroa, like Arroyo a native of Puerto Rico, is a 19-year-old graduate of the Island Nation’s famed Escuela Vocacional Hipica riding school, which has produced the dynamic Ortiz brothers, Jose and Irad Jr., Evin Roman, John Velazquez and Manuel Franco,  among others.“He attended the jockey school for two years in Puerto Rico,” Arroyo said. “He rides for several different top trainers and in the mornings, works for everybody every single set just about every day.”But wait. There’s more.Arroyo expects another promising young rider from Puerto Rico to be under his wing at Santa Anitua shortly.“The same person who called me about Heriberto called me again and told me I had to look at this kid. ‘I think I found you another freak,’” he said. “I watched him ride his first race on Jan. 1 in Puerto Rico and he looked like a professional. He looked like Angel Cordero on a horse and I’m not BS-ing.”The rider is 19-year-old Jorge Velez, who tacks about 108 pounds.“He attended the jockey school for one year, but instead of staying there, he went to Cordero in New York for five months, but when he was about to get his license there, he fell from a horse and broke his collar bone and was out for five months. While there, he worked for Gary Contessa and Mark Hennig.“He returned to Puerto Rico and decided to do a second year at the school. So instead of most apprentices, who only have two years at the school, he had two plus an extra five months with Angel Cordero teaching him personally in New York.”$2 MILLION GUARANTEED SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX TODAYFor the second consecutive day, Santa Anita Park will guarantee $2 million in today’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, as there was no single ticket winner on Saturday.With a $2 million guaranteed Jackpot and a live money Rainbow Six Jackpot carryover of $918,801 stoking the pari-mutuel fires, there was $442,962 in “new” money wagered Saturday, creating a total Rainbow Six pool $1,361,763. With no singleton, there is a live money carryover into Sunday of $1,020,209.First post time for a pair of 10-race cards Sunday and Monday is 12 noon.Approximate post time for Sunday’s fifth race, leg one in the Rainbow Six, is at 2:03 p.m. PT.For additional racing information and specifics on Santa Anita’s 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six, please visit  santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.LATEST CONTENT FROM XBTV:FAHAN MURA WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONAL NEXT SHARES WORKING AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALHEAVENHASMYNIKKI PREPARING FOR THE SAM HOUSTON F&M CLASSIC NEXT SUNDAY GAME WINNER WORKING 4 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTIMPROBABLE WORKING 4 FURLONGS  FOR TRAINER BOB BAFFERTINSTAGRAND WORKING 4 FURLONGS FOR TRAINER JERRY HOLLENDORFERACCELERATE’S FINAL PREP AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP INVITATIONALCATAPULT’S FINAL WORK AHEAD OF THE PEGASUS WORLD CUP TURF INVITATIONALPATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 1PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 2PATH TO PEGASUS: EPISODE 3“QUICK QUESTIONS” WITH RICHARD MANDELLA“SHEDROW STROLL” WITH BAFFERT’S FLOR DE LA MARFINISH LINES: Undefeated Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner and soon-to-be Eclipse Award champion as outstanding two-year-old male of 2018 Game Winner worked four furlongs for Bob Baffert Sunday morning in 48.60. The son of Candy Ride is ticketed for the Grade II San Felipe Stakes on March 9. Santa Anita clockers had a busy morning as there were more workers than blond anchors on Fox, with 312 recorded drills, including 51 on the dirt training track, and one on the turf, that by Richard Baltas-trained Next Shares who goes in the $7 million Pegasus Turf Cup Invitational at Gulfstream Park Saturday. Next Shares went four furlongs on a firm course in 49.20 . . . Leading rider in wins and money won this meet (19 and $1,232,346) Flavien Prat will be absent Friday and Saturday, traveling to Florida the first day and riding Audible the second in the $9 million Pegasus World Cup for Todd Pletcher . . . Congratulations to Anna Meah on her first training win yesterday, sending out favored Stringent under Rafael Bejarano to capture the fourth race by a half-length. “It felt great,” Meah said . . . Today’s fifth race features six first-time starters among the field of seven three-year-old maiden fillies, two (Blue Moonrise and Jon White‘s 4-5 morning line favorite Flor de La Mar, both trained byBaffert) fetching $500,000 each at the Fasig-Tipton sales. Overall, the seven cost $2,260,000, an average of just over $322,857 each . . . Tomorrow, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, will be Dollar Day at Santa Anita, with beer and soda on sale for a buck and hot dogs for $2. First post time will be 12 noon. CHAMPION ROY H CRUISES IN PALOS VERDES 44% 51% $2 MILLION GUARANTEE IN RAINBOW JACKPOT Money Won Jerry Hollendorfer37 4 $961,271 4 6 Flavien Prat78 67% Richard Baltas45 5 Mike Smith27 11 $1,232,346 Trainer          Mts1st $442,556 9 13 20% JockeyMts 3rd 13 23% 24% Money Won $406,951 ITM% 37% 18% 15 8 2nd Win% 19 (Current Through Saturday, Jan. 19) 4 4 1st 58% 24% Win% 10 9 4 7 24% 13 5 $559,391 16% 42% $648,899 14 7 20% 5 GAME WINNER WORKS TOWARDS SAN FELIPE $241,180 Doug O’Neill50 ITM% 58% Peter Miller46 $561,981 FIGUEROA DISPLAYS POWER OF PUERTO RICO 6 Joel Rosario80 5 50% $475,898 J. Keith Desormeaux26last_img read more

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Chelsea and Spurs in hunt for Bournemouth stopper Ramsdale as ace impresses

first_imgCHELSEA and Spurs are reportedly in the hunt for Bournemouth goalkeeper Aaron Ramsdale.The Mail claims Frank Lampard and Jose Mourinho are both considering replacing their No1s this summer.1 Bournemouth goalie Aaron Ramsdale is wanted by Chelsea and SpursCredit: ReutersKepa Arrizibalaga has only just been reinstated to Chelsea’s starting XI after being dropped for over a month on the back of some awful performances.Meanwhile, Hugo Lloris continues to suffer from injuries and has also made some horrendous mistakes in recent matches, most notably two which set RB Leipzig on their way to dumping Spurs of the Champions League on Tuesday night.Lampard and Mourinho are both keen on signing a young goalkeeper with bags of Premier League experience.CHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest Blues newsAnd Ramsdale has emerged as the perfect target for the rival bosses.The shot-stopper, 21, burst onto the scene at the start of the season and has played in 27 of Bournemouth’s 29 Premier League games.Despite the Cherries sitting in the relegation zone having conceded 47 goals, Ramsdale has made the third-highest amount of saves with 102.Only Newcastle’s Martin Dubravka and Arsenal’s Bernd Leno have made more.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesLatest Chelsea newsLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeAnd Ramsdale’s performances could earn him a move to one of the Premier League’s top clubs this summer.Should he leave Bournemouth, Mark Travers could finally get a go between the sticks under Eddie Howe.The Irishman starred in a 1-0 win over Spurs near the end of last season and was tipped to become Bournemouth’s No1 before Ramsdale was given a shot instead.Arsenal to battle rivals Chelsea in race to sign £40million Bournemouth star Nathan Ake – but Blues have first optionlast_img read more

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Ex-Wallaby disgusted by ARU

first_imgWest Australian Liberal senator Linda Reynolds’s motion was carried on Wednesday – a day after RugbyWA lost its battle in the NSW Supreme Court to retain the Western Force.Senator Reynolds was critical of the decision-making process used by the ARU to axe the Force, and also the governing body’s lack of transparency.The Community Affairs References Committee will put the ARU under the microscope and report by November 13.”As a stakeholder in rugby … I am disgusted at the lack of leadership sport has in Australia,” Welborn said.”The Super Rugby competition will be poorer for the absence of the Western Force.”Andrew Forrest has been quite public in saying he offered the ARU A$50 million (NZ$55m), and they turned him down. I was in the room. I was stunned.”I mean if that’s not a breach of director’s duties, I’d be surprised.”Welborn said the ARU’s decision to axe the Force was short sighted.”What the ARU have done is executed a rugby union. They’ve taken a side out and shot it in the head,” Welborn said.”And if you ask them, ‘What’s your plan for the Western Force?’ They don’t have one.”The plan is to take that $6 million and regurgitate it into the defunct unions they’re currently propping up on the east coast of Australia.”They have absolutely no plan whatsoever.”Welborn has joined forces with Forrest to launch a new Indo Pacific rugby competition.Exact details of the competition are yet to be revealed, but Welborn is confident it will be a success.The six-team competition could feature clubs from China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Tonga, Samoa, Fiji, and New Zealand.Forrest is yet to decide whether to appeal the NSW Supreme Court’s decision to the High Court of Australia. Photo by: FAIRFAX  Caption :John Welborn has blasted the ARU leadership.last_img read more

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Storm into final four

first_imgIn a dramatic start to this year’s final series, the Rabbitohs appeared to have clinched a preliminary final when Cameron Murray controversially stormed over with nine minutes to go.But Munster set up a line break for Billy Slater and then stepped up to nail a 31-metre field goal to send a raucous crowd of 17,306 at AAMI Park into raptures.The Rabbitohs now wait on the winner of Sunday’s elimination final between Brisbane and St George Illawarra to keep their season alive next week.The Storm had to come from behind five times in an absorbing contest, and also had to overcome a number of controversial refereeing decisions, to claim the win.Scores were locked at 18-all midway through the second half when Curtis Scott was penalised for a second effort in a tackle that led to Robert Jennings crossing not long after.A Cheyse Blair try levelled the game again, only for a sideline official to rule a Josh Addo-Carr forward pass that led to Murray’s go-ahead four-pointer.But Munster’s late game heroics ensured the Storm remain on track to become the first team to defend their crowd in a unified competition since Brisbane in 1992-93.Blair and Suliasi Vunivalu both finished with doubles, while Rabbitohs skipper Greg Inglis did his best to inspire his side to also nab a double.It was an explosive start to the qualifying final, with the hosts forcing an error in their first defensive set that almost ended in an opening try for Slater.But the retiring fullback grounded a grubber on the dead-ball line, to which the Rabbitohs responded through an aerial raid for Dane Gagai to post first points.The ferocious collisions kept on coming with Sam Burgess jolting the ball free on an early play, while Inglis also had the wind knocked out of him by Vunivalu not long after.Poor defensive reads by the Rabbitohs, sandwiched by a stadium-shaking Kaufusi shot on Sam Burgess, ended in back-to-back Storm tries to Scott and Vunivalu and their first lead.The visitors regained the lead on a bizarre 37th-minute Inglis try, where Vunivalu gave up on the play as he appealed for an offload from the ground from Jennings.But Storm halfback Brodie Croft – a last-minute inclusion for Jahrome Hughes – broke the game open with a 70-metre line-break and grubber for Vunivalu on the stroke of halftime.And it appeared the Storm were on their way when George Burgess was sin-binned for a professional foul that resulted in Cameron Smith kicking the Storm to a six-point lead.However the Rabbitohs rebounded with back-to-back tries, only for the Storm to once again prove their big-game quality with another strong finish.Rabbitohs halfback Adam Reynolds came off with a shoulder injury moments before the break but took the field upon resumption with what was described as a shoulder sprain.last_img read more

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PNG swimmers bag six medal in Oceania Championships

first_imgThe swimming team consisted of Papua New Guinea ‘golden fish’ Ryan Pini who claimed Silver medals in the 50m butterfly, 50m backstroke  and 100m butterfly while Sam Seghers bagged the first Bronze in the 200m freestyle and the other two bronze  were from the mixed and men’s relay.The mixed 4 x 50 medley team of Shanice Paraka (back), Barbara Vali (breaststroke), Ryan Pini (fly) & Sam Seghers (free) took the first of two bronze relay medals.The second bronze was from the men’s 4 x 100 medley relay team of Ryan Pini (back), Ryan Maskelyne (breaststroke), Sam Seghers (fly) and Stanford Kawale (free) finished off the meet on the last race of the competition with a bronze medal.The team including Leonard Kalate (16), Stanford Kawale (20), Ryan Maskelyne (17), Shanice Paraka (17), Ashley Seeto (28), and Barbara Vali (19) swam their Personal Bests and Seasonal Bests in nearly all the swims the team competed in.last_img read more

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Matches today, January 27, at the Australian Open 2020: order of play

first_imgG. Monfils (FRA, 10) vs. D. Thiem (AUT, 5): not earlier than 02:00 in SpainGarbiñe Muguruza vs. Okay. Bertens (HOL, 9)Evening session (from 09:00 Spanish time)Rafael Nadal (1) vs. N. Kyrgios (AUS, 23)Margaret Courtroom AreaNot earlier than 05:00D. Medvedev (RUS, 4) vs. S. Wawrinka (SUI, 15)Not earlier than 07:00A. Kerber (ALE, 17) vs. A. Pavlyuchenkova (RUS, 30)Melbourne Area (not earlier than 08:30)A. Rublev (RUS, 17) vs. A. Zverev (ALE, 7) The day of this Monday, January 27 at the Australian Open will once more characteristic the presence of Rafa Nadal and Garbiñe Muguruza, the two Spanish tennis gamers who’re nonetheless in liza in Melbourne. They are going to search for the quarterfinals towards Kyrgios and Bertens, respectively. Amongst the relaxation of the matches, the duels between Monfils and Thiem and Medvedev towards Wawrinka.Rod Laver AreaDay session (from 01:00 Spanish time)E. Mertens (BÉL, 16) vs. S. Halep (RUM, 4)last_img read more

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Tottenham makes the purchase of Lo Celso al Betis official

first_imgTottenham had the option to buy Lo Celso for a figure significantly lower than what he had to pay next June if he wanted to acquire it definitively. The player, international with the Argentine national team, started the season badly and was injured a few weeks but in the last few days, with José Mourinho already on the bench, he had begun to be again the footballer who emerged at Villamarín last year. LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 28, 2020 Tottenham announced the purchase to Betis of Argentine Giovani Lo Celso, who has played on loan in the English team during the first part of the campaign. Lo Celso signs until 2025 and will leave in the green-white box a figure higher than 30 million euros after the Spurs already paid about 15 for the assignment. The PSG had part of its sales rights and keeps 20 percent of the operation. The Verdiblanco club, which also made it official, For his part, he affirms that the player will cease to be assigned on July 1 to be owned by Londoners.center_img The London team has just transferred the Danish Christian Eriksen to Inter Milan to get the necessary money when undertaking the purchase of the Rosario midfielder. His record in the Tottenham was practically unassuming in Heliopolis, bringing his final march, in addition to an economic injection, It is really a relief for Betis.last_img read more

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Mario Suarez replies to the RFEF for the Lightning penalty: “I expect the same standard for all”

first_imgIt has also been confirmed that the second half of that controversial Rayo-Albacete takes place behind closed doors, after the colleague presented in the minutes what happened between the fans and Zozulia and the display of banners cataloging the rival striker as a person related to fascist ideologies.In his day, Ray showed his disagreement over the decision of the collegiate and filed an appeal with the Appeal Committee to avoid partial closure of the fund imposed by competition. So, he managed to fill his stadium after obtaining the precautionary. Now, the competent body has imposed its verdict and, of course, is not favorable to the club led by Raúl Martín Presa. The first to react has been Mario Suarez and other members of the entity are expected to defend their position. Mario Suarez has been one of the first authorized voices within the racism to express his opinion to the resolution adopted by the Appeals Committee, which condemns Rayo Vallecano to partially close its stadium during the 29th and 31st (in front of Elche and Huesca) by LaLiga SmartBank for the songs delivered to Zozulia. In addition, the club must pay a fine of 18,000 for what happened. “I hope it is measured with the same standards in all stadiums in Spain. If not, something will not be doing well.“, the midfielder writes angrily on his Twitter account, adding the incredible # up togh and responding directly to the Federation’s publication in which the sanction that his entity will have to face was exposed. Thus, he claims that others episodes, like the racist shouts to Iñaki Williams in Cornellá, be punished in the same way.last_img read more

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How much did the creator of the Nike swoosh (logo) charge?

first_imgNike logo. Image: Wikipedia. It is one of the best known logos in the world and Nike one of the largest multinationals on the planet. It is worn by Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James or Rafa Nadal after payment of millionaire contracts and Michael Jordan made it iconic in the nineties. What perhaps few know is that the swoosh, the name of the Nike logo, represents a wing of the Greek goddess Athena Niké and was designed by Carolyn Davidson in 1971. The Oregon brand then gave her $ 35 for the design, according to Europa Press.Davidson was a graphic design student and was commissioned by Phil Knight, an associate professor at Portland State University where the young woman studied. There, in Oregon, one of the greatest brands in history would be born. Knight was preparing a revolution with lightweight shoes that would multiply the performance of athletes around the world.“I don’t like it, but it will grow with me,” were Knight’s words to Davidson before thanking him for the services rendered. There seemed to end the story.12 years after the Blue Ribbon Sports took the name of Nike, Inc, Knight called Davidson to meet for lunch. What was not expected was that the creator of Nike came with a gold ring and brilliant with the logo of the swoosh, with a patent that registered her as the creator of the icon and with a number that was never known of the company’s shares, one of the most valued in the world today.last_img read more

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