Nicholls’ Cassidy Barrios Clinches Fourth Player of the Week Honor This Season

first_imgHonorable Mention: Celica Sterling, Southeastern Louisiana; Alyssa Mayfield, Stephen F. Austin; Sara Williamson, Abilene Christian; Miya Crump, LamarSouthland 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. FRISCO, Texas – For the fourth time this season, Nicholls shooting guard Cassidy Barrios has been named the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, conference officials announced Monday. All Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank.The senior scored 18 of her 40 points on the week from the free throw line, converting an 81.8-percent of her free throws. In addition to 18 rebounds and 11 assists, Barrios also locked down a 40-percent field goal average with a pair of double-digit scoring performances that pushed the Colonels to a 97-86 win over Northwestern State Jan. 2 and an 86-62 victory over Incarnate Word Jan. 5.Basketball Player of the Week – Cassidy Barrios, Nicholls – Sr. – Guard – Raceland, La.Barrios led Nicholls to a pair of double-digit victories to open up their conference slate, averaging 20 points, 9.0 rebounds, 5.5 assists, 4.0 steals and 2.0 blocks for the week. The senior began the week with a double-double – 23 points and 11 rebounds – and added seven assists as the Colonels set a program record against Northwestern State for most points scored in a Southland game (97). She then followed up with 17 points, seven rebounds and six steals in a 24-point win over UIW, snapping a four-game skid in the series against the Cardinals. Barrios also surpassed the 1,600-point plateau to move up to No. 2 on the Nicholls’ all-time scoring list.last_img read more

Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament Finalized

first_imgWOMEN’S TOURNAMENT SCHEDULEFirst Round – Thursday, March 12, 202011 a.m. – Game 1 – No. 5 New Orleans vs. No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana (ESPN+)1:30 p.m. – Game 2 – No. 6 Nicholls vs. No. 7 UIW (ESPN+)Second Round – Friday, March 13, 202011 a.m. – Game 3 – No. 4 Sam Houston State vs. Winner Game 1 (ESPN+)1:30 p.m. – Game 4 – No. 3 Abilene Christian vs. Winner Game 2 (ESPN+)Semifinals – Saturday, March 14, 20201 p.m.- Game 5 – No. 1 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi vs. Winner Game 3 (ESPN+)3:30 p.m. – Game 6 – No. 2 Stephen F. Austin vs. Winner Game 4 (ESPN+)Championship – Sunday, March 15, 20201 p.m. – Winner Game 5 vs. Winner Game 6 (CBS Sports Network)The tournament champion will receive the league’s automatic bid for the 2020 NCAA Division I Women’s Basketball tournaments. WOMEN’S SEEDSNo. 1 – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (23-7, 17-3 SLC)No. 2 – Stephen F. Austin (23-6, 16-4 SLC)No. 3 – Abilene Christian (24-5, 16-4 SLC)No. 4 – Sam Houston State (19-10, 14-6 SLC)No. 5 – New Orleans (17-12, 13-7 SLC)No. 6 – Nicholls (13-16, 10-10 SLC)No. 7 – UIW (14-15, 10-10 SLC)No. 8 – Southeastern Louisiana (12-17, 9-11 SLC) Tournament Central | BracketFRISCO, Texas – Following the completion of regular-season play Saturday evening, the seeds have been finalized for the 2020 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Tournament. Tournament play will begin Thursday, March 12 at the Leonard E. Merrell Center in Katy, Texas.Texas A&M-Corpus Christi secured the outright regular-season championship with a 58-47 win at home Saturday against Houston Baptist, bringing its record to 17-3 in conference play. The Islanders have solidified their first Southland Conference championship in program history and have nabbed the No. 1 seed at the ensuing tournament, resulting in a double-bye and an automatic berth in the semifinal round.Tournament play begins Thursday at 11 a.m. CT with No. 5 New Orleans taking on No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana. No. 6 Nicholls will then take the court against No. 7 UIW in a 1:30 p.m. tipoff. Day two opens up Friday morning at 11 a.m. with the winner of game one taking on No. 4 Sam Houston State, followed by the game four matchup between No. 3 Abilene Christian and the winner of Wednesday’s game two. Saturday’s semifinal action begins with the No. 1 Islanders squaring off against the winner of game three. Shortly after, No. 2 Stephen F. Austin will face Friday’s game-four winner. Sunday’s championship will tip off at 1 p.m. on CBS Sports Network. Each of the opening-round matchups will be available on ESPN+.Tickets for next week’s tournament can be purchased via Ticketmaster and all Ticketmaster outlets. Reserved tickets for each session are $25 each, while general admission tickets are $20.last_img read more

Tottenham fans must Poch this space to end miserable start to season

first_imgWHEN Mauricio Pochettino said Tottenham’s new stadium would take them to another level most people assumed he meant up!But things have not gone as planned and the North Londoners’ first full season in their £1billion 62,000-seater home has so far been a disaster.2 Mauricio Pochettino has seen his Spurs side start this season disastrously, with two wins from eight gamesCredit: ReutersPoch’s men have won just two of their opening eight Prem games and suffered an embarrassing Carabao Cup KO at League Two Colchester on Tuesday.It means there are more grounds for concern than a stadium to be proud of in N17 right now.The expected bounce from their new stadium, Champions League final appearance and squad additions has deflated, with cracks appearing in displays and relationships.Pochettino said: “The circumstances have changed. It doesn’t mean more names make a better team, it doesn’t follow that you have a £1billion stadium you will win more games.“It’s a mix of a lot of things that you need.”Tottenham’s first signings for 18 months saw the arrival of France midfielder Tanguy Ndombele from Lyon for a club-record £65million, Fulham’s England Under-21 star Ryan Sessegnon for £25m, Leeds teen prospect Jack Clarke at £10m and Real Betis playmaker Giovani Lo Celso on a season loan.But all the positivity has seemingly evaporated due to a negativity that has been simmering under the surface for months.2Ironically, Tottenham were playing better and seemed to have more togetherness when they were “homeless” at Wembley and MK Dons.They certainly have failed to show the spirit that took them to Madrid.Poch admits things have not been the same since their 2-0 defeat by Liverpool back in June.Ahead of today’s visit of Southampton, he added: “Last season no one believed in us.“We started the Champions League leading the game against Inter Milan and losing in the last few minutes, if you remember, when I was talking about the cows.“We didn’t sign anyone for the first time in the club’s history and everything was a disaster. In the end we got to the Champions League final.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“When you play in the final of the Champions League, no one is the same afterwards because the perception and expectation is different.“All that creates a new circumstance for the club which is different again and we need to try and find solution like last season.“We need to find the balance for us in between all these things but I am convinced we are going to perform and we are going to fine.”“This season we were a little bit active in the transfer market. We signed present but future players who need time and we have had bad luck with players who got injured.Latest 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 summerPochettino hosts his ex-club Saints, admitting: “I feel special things for them.“They were my first club in England. They gave me the opportunity to be here, be in this amazing country and be part of this best league in the world.“I can only say amazing things about Southampton. They have very good players, a great manager and are doing a fantastic job. It’s going to be tough.”Mauricio Pochettino asked about the performances of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen after Champions League draw with Olympiacoslast_img read more

Damian McKenzie to start at first five for Maori

first_imgCoach Colin Cooper has named All Blacks Akira Ioane, Tawera Kerr Barlow and Rieko Ioane in his starting fifteen along with Nehe Milner Skudder.Hawke’s Bay’s Ash Dixon will captain the side which features just two new caps in reserves, Bryn Hall and Rob Thompson.”We’ve named a strong group who all have good clarity on how we want to play this match against the Lions. We feel Damian will suit the game plan that we want to play, from the number 10 position, “Cooper said he was pleased with the way the players had connected throughout the week.”We experienced a powerful pōwhiri on Monday which really resonated with the boys and it’s been great to be here in Rotorua and feel all the support. It’s really lifted the team and helped bring them together as a unit.”We recognise the challenge that is ahead of us on Saturday, but we’re really excited as a group by the opportunity we have to represent New Zealand, Māoridom and the fans that will descend on Rotorua this weekend.”Maori team is (*denotes new cap);1. Kane Hames – Tasman (Ngāi Tuhoe/Ngāti Porou)2. Ash Dixon (captain) – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Tahinga)3. Ben May – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Maniapoto/Tainui)4. Joe Wheeler – Tasman (Ngāi Tahu)5. Tom Franklin – Bay of Plenty (Ngāti Maniapoto)6. Akira Ioane – Auckland (Ngāpuhi/Te Whānau ā Apanui)7. Elliot Dixon – Southland (Ngāpuhi)8. Liam Messam – Waikato (Ngāi Tūhoe)9. Tawera Kerr-Barlow – Waikato (Waikato/Ngāti Maniapoto)10. Damian McKenzie – Waikato (Ngāti Tūwharetoa/Ngāti Tahinga)11. Rieko Ioane – Auckland (Ngāpuhi/Te Whānau ā Apanui)12. Charlie Ngatai – Taranaki (Ngāti Porou/Te Whānau ā Apanui/Te Whakatōhea)13. Matt Proctor – Wellington (Ngāpuhi/Ngāiterangi)14. Nehe Milner-Skudder – Manawatu (Ngāti Porou/Tapuika)15. James Lowe – Tasman (Ngāpuhi/Ngāi Te Rangi)Reserves16. Hikawera Elliot – Counties Manukau (Ngāti Awa)17. Chris Eves – Manawatu (Waikato/Tainui)18. Marcel Renata – Auckland (Ngāti Whānaunga/Te Aupouri19. Leighton Price – Taranaki (Waikato/Ngāti Maniapoto)20. Kara Pryor – Northland (Ngāti Awa/Ngāti Pikiao/Ngāti Rangitihi)21. Bryn Hall* – North Harbour (Ngāti Ranginui)22. Ihaia West – Hawke’s Bay (Ngāti Kahungunu/Ngāti Porou)23. Rob Thompson* – Canterbury (Ngāti Kahungunu)  Photo: Photosport Damian McKenzie evades a tackle at Soldier Field, 2016.last_img read more

Blair, Luke and Harris return to boosts Warriors

first_imgHarris (knee) and Luke (calf) were listed in the initial line-up for last Sunday’s encounter with Gold Coast but didn’t recover sufficiently and were later ruled out.Blair was serving a one-match suspension but, along with Luke and Harris, returns in a starting forward pack showing three changes from the combination used in the 36-12 loss to the Titans.Luke slots in for Jazz Tevaga, Harris for Joseph Vuna and Blair for Simon Mannering.Tevaga and Mannering, who makes his 296th career appearance this week, join Bunty Afora and Leivaha Pulu as the first four players on an extended bench.The other four players on the interchange are utility Peta Hiku, halfback Mason Lino, prop Sam Lisone and Vuna.It was hoped Harris would be ready to make his comeback last week but he has now been set for this battle against the fourth-placed Dragons, who are on 28 points, four ahead of the eighth-placed Warriors.He has missed the last four outings against Penrith, Brisbane, Melbourne and Gold Coast.Luke is in line to return at dummy half after picking up a calf muscle injury in the loss to the Storm on July 22.With Harris in his regular spot on the right edge and Blair back in the No 13 jersey, Mannering takes on an the interchange role he’s filled seven times previously this season.The backline named is unchanged from the one used against the Titans.last_img read more

Thailand bans plastic bags and that’s how its inhabitants respond

first_imgThailand is without doubt one of the international locations with the best air pollution index. In an effort to put an finish to it and get well environmental stability, the nation has taken measures on this simply began 2020. To this finish, it has eradicated plastic bags from any sort of commerce. One of many components that may not be lacking in any retailer or grocery store, indisputably, however that has not affected its inhabitants within the least.Past native televisions, the response of the residents of Thailand to the federal government’s determination to get rid of plastic bags has not taken lengthy to leap to social networks all over the world. And as a substitute of going out to protest, the inhabitants of the nation have had essentially the most authentic thought to hold their purchases with out polluting: use any sort of object or accent, actually. Thailand began 2020 with a significant plastic bag ban so now Thais have made it a pattern to place their shoppings in random issues & i’m dwelling for it LMFAO pic.twitter.com/7QtkMD1oax The nation has lowered the air pollution fee due to citizen cooperationThe inhabitants of Thailand have opted for all types of objects as a bag Picture: iStockcenter_img – siam (@sihamese) January 4, 2020Positioning itself because the fifth nation on the planet with essentially the most waste thrown into the ocean, due to the measures of the Minister of Pure Assets and Atmosphere, the nation managed to go right down to the tenth place in only a few months. And it’s that the cooperation of the Thai folks is being an instance for the remainder of the world, on this case additionally for the elimination of plastic bags. Any object that can be utilized to load is completely legitimate to buy groceries. A chicken cage? In fact. A wheelbarrow? Higher unimaginable. A carry-on suitcase? Excellent for smaller purchases. Each within the information of the nation and after all in social networks, the photographs of the inhabitants going to purchase with ‘bags’ every mannequin extra authentic than the earlier one have gone all over the world. my private favourite hahah pic.twitter.com/mfEt3pKuIn– joe (@ joe91826478) January 5, 2020I simply can’t ???????????? https://t.co/6L5lQsDUTj pic.twitter.com/jrnbxbl3HC– ??????????? (@ AeWSos56) January 5, 2020I need to add my favourite image of this ban to this thread. Lmaoooooo pic.twitter.com/HSfKRuXDX8– ???????????????????? ???????????????????????????????? ???? (@badassfalin) January 5, 2020last_img read more

Junior talks about his past: “He was going to train and came back crying”

first_imgHis past in football: “They put me in soccer so I could make friends. I didn’t like football. I finished training every afternoon and I was crying home; I said they took me away from football that I didn’t know what it was, I didn’t like it” .Tour of Villamarín: “It will be a very special day for me. I really want to see how they receive me. It is a large stadium that the fans make very large, There is always an incredible atmosphere. It will be a difficult field, as local the support of the fans was tremendous I don’t want to imagine the pressure as a visitor. “Messi’s goal at Betis-Barça last year: “I was watching it from the stands. With Messi’s goal, I got up and went directly to the locker room because I said that I have already seen everything. It will be a long time for us to see someone like Leo.” Junior Firpo granted an interview to the club’s official television, Barça TV, in the previous match between Barcelona and Betis, which will be held next Sunday from 9:00 p.m. at Benito Villamarín. The side spoke of his early years in football, when he suffered on the grass, of the arrival of Quique Setién to Barcelona or about his progression on the pitch. First months in the club: “I’m happy, but I think I can do much better. Playing in Barcelona is of another magnitude. The pressure is much more different than in Betis.”The city: “I live near the beach. So when we have days off I go for a walk with my wife and my daughter. The truth is that very happy. I really like the city.”The rival Betis: “He has very good players, he has reinforced himself very well. I know his wardrobe perfectly, his players of great quality. They will fight for European positions until the end. They are having a season of ups and downs. They combine moments of good football, good results with good results. other worse parties. “The pressure: “As much as it was a similar style, playing in Barça is of another magnitude. You have to win by playing well. The pressure is much more different than in Betis.”Setien: “He likes to participate. He is a very close coach who always wants to know when the player feels. He has very clear ideas and will die with them no matter what happens. He likes multipurpose players a lot. in when the system, knowing that you can play in two different positions makes you have more options. “Setién’s assistants: “He has a wonderful technical staff. From the goalkeeper coach, the physical trainer to Eder Sarabia. He and Setién are like yin and yang. Quique is calm, tranquility. And Sarabia is passion, temperament. It is a tandem that works “.last_img read more

To endure more than five years as a couple? The Japanese have a decalogue of tips

first_imgImage: iStock When we meet a special and unique person, one of our greatest desires is to share with her as much time as possible. Wanting and loving a person is essential to maintain a relationship over the years, but there are other points that also have to be careful not to end unfortunately in a break.In addition to the love and respect that both parties of a couple have to feel, some aspects must be taken care of to help the coexistence not end up breaking this special bond. Good communication and mutual empathy are key points to achieve a healthy and stable relationship, but even knowing this there are times when it is very difficult to carry them out. In order to make relationships have no expiration date and be lasting, the Japanese have developed a list of decalogues of some tips that must always be kept in mind if we want to be together with our better half. Some of the tips may seem a bit obvious, but remembering them from time to time is what really helps us to put them into practice. Tips for a long lasting relationship – Enjoy life at all times.– Share plans, joys and worries as a couple.– Discuss if necessary, but make peace on the same day.– Be open and honest in showing our feelings with words.– Make plans and ideas a reality.– Be honest and comment on mistakes made and things that cause problems.– Do not tell lies.– Go hand in hand no matter how long it takes together.– Support in some moments things that we do not like.– Appreciate each other, regardless of the situation or the moment in which we are.Although it is likely that you already knew some of these tips, they are tips that we must implement if we want to make our relationship last forever. Having them in mind helps us to live with our partner in a healthy way and for much longer. In addition, it should be said that a relationship is a matter of two, and that is why we must be empathetic and also think of the other person.center_img There are Japanese tips for a more lasting relationshipRemember them every little time, help to put them into practicelast_img read more

Zidane: “I’m not worried, but we must be more attentive”

first_imgDoes 4-3-3 compromise the team defensively? “We have been playing like this all our lives, I don’t think it weakens us. In the first goal we are not positioned, but it can happen. And it will happen more times. We must have a lot of concentration, we play against good players.”Are you going more angry or disappointed? “Always disappointed if two points are lost at home. We have failed in the first goal, we know that we can play against teams that are locked up. In the second part we were much better. But as we know, they are details and until the end, in a play, you can mess it up. “Has the team fallen physically? “I do not think, the season is very long and we know that more complicated matches will come. Physically we are not bad, although we can improve even more. Our first five minutes were good, but they scored a goal and it cost us. We can improve in many aspects, not only physically. We will play against teams that come much better. “Aidoo collided with you and hit you. It’s okay? “All right”.The Bernabéu gave applause to Bale: “What am I going to comment on that? We know that the public commands. Bale has played a good game, we are happy. There is a lot left, we have to think about what we do.”With Marcelo in the League, eight games and only one without fitting. Do you see a direct relationship? “I don’t think it was well defensively. You get data, but we’re happy with all the players when they play, we’re going to keep fighting for everyone. This is still long.”It was lost against Real here, it is tied today, last year it was lost in Copa against Barça and in Champions against Ajax. What happens to Madrid in the Bernabéu? “Nothing happens. To defend ourselves, we are first on the table, it means a lot. We will lose points, this is football. They are details and we have to improve them. We have to be focused and until the end. It tastes bad, we made a good effort in the second part. We must continue. “But how does the defensive downturn explain? “It’s football, there is no explanation. We have conceded two goals, sometimes there are mistakes and when we see the second goal, the pass is extraordinary. There is no more explanation.”Hazard is the hope of Madrid? “We are very happy with your game, it’s 70 minutes in Those who have done very well. We know what you can contribute. I think he has played more than expected, but because there was no rush. We have worked very well with him to return. He got the penalty, I’m very happy for him. We have to continue preparing the following matches, what is coming will be more complicated. “ Zinedine Zidane analyzed Real Madrid’s draw against Celta (2-2) in Movistar’s flash interview. The white coach lamented the loss of two points.How is it about the blow he has received in the match? “Yes, it has given me, but hey, it didn’t have to be there.”Are you more hurt by the tie?: “Yes, because of the effort we made. We lost two points at home. It is not easy to return to the game after the goal they scored. They do not deserve to be where they are. I am hurt by the two points lost. Missing five minutes, the goal can sometimes be discussed in our mistake, but it has been a phenomenal Denis pass. “Have defended well: “Yes, it is difficult to always be involved all the time. From time to time you cannot always defend well but in general we are not doing badly.”The changes have not served?: “I wanted to put more in defense of Mendy, more compact. But hey, the changes after the game can always be discussed. We lost two points after the game we did in the second half, which has been better. But there is satisfaction of things we did”.Satisfied with Bale’s match: “Yes, with everyone.”Hazard has returned: “Well, happy. He played 70 minutes, was scheduled and has done quite well.”Later, Zidane appeared before the media in the press room of the Santiago Bernabéu. That was his appearance.What feeling does the game leave? “Aching, we made a tremendous effort in the second part and five minutes from the end we are tied. It was not easy, in the first part back and we could not find the hole. We focused too much. In the second part we were much better.”How did you see Hazard? “Glad his return and the 70 minutes he has given us. We know the player he is, after three months it was not easy and happy with how he has been.”Are you worried that Madrid has lost defensive tone lately? “It doesn’t worry me, but as you know it will be more complicated in the coming matches. We must be more attentive. The first goal is a mistake, but in the second the Denis pass has been spectacular, we must recognize it. I am not worried. There is a rival, that’s the way football is. We’ve scored two goals, Celta doesn’t deserve to be where he is. “How did you see Bale? “Well, everything. Happy for his match.”last_img read more