Southland Conference Clarifies Football Champion Determination

first_imgUIW has one remaining league game Saturday at Central Arkansas, while most other Southland teams have two conference matchups left.  Additionally, multiple three-loss teams are just behind the three league leaders.  UIW’s final placement, with two or three losses, will be identical to other teams with the same number of losses, even though the other teams will have an additional win that reflects their nine-game schedule.  In the Southland’s scheduling format, 10 of its 11 football teams play a nine-game schedule, while one team must play eight games. Since the schedule model was approved by the membership, Houston Baptist (2015 and 2016) and Incarnate Word (2017 and 2018) have served as the eight-game teams.  HBU will return as the eight-game team in the 2019 and 2020 schedules. The clarification details Incarnate Word’s possible finish, and perhaps its opportunity to clinch at least a share of the Southland championship and its NCAA AQ, despite only playing eight conference games instead of nine like other teams do. UIW is currently tied for first place with McNeese and Nicholls, all 5-2 in the league standings. FRISCO, Texas – With two weeks remaining in its football regular season, the Southland Conference has clarified how the league may possibly determine its champion and NCAA automatic qualifier to the 2018 NCAA Division I Football Championship. Because all Southland teams do not play the same number of league games, the number of conference-game losses will be used to determine placement in its final standings. If Incarnate Word is the only remaining two-loss team at the end of the regular season, it shall be Conference champion and the recipient of the NCAA automatic berth.  Further, UIW’s placement in the final standings shall be honored through any tie-breaking procedures necessary to determine the NCAA automatic qualifier.last_img read more

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Sissoko adds a fifth as Jose Mourinho’s men turn on the style

first_imgTOTTENHAM got over their 2-1 defeat to Manchester United in the best possible way – by sticking five past Burnley.Jose Mourinho suffered his first loss as Spurs boss in midweek, but Harry Kane got them back on track within five minutes on their home turf.Lucas Moura tapped in the second, before a sensational run and finish from Son Heung-min made it 3-0 by half-time.Kane doubled his tally for the match after the break, before Moussa Sissoko finished off the rout that sees them climb to fifth.Meanwhile, for Sean Dyche’s Burnley, it is a third consecutive defeat as they sit just three points off the relegation places.Tottenham 5 Burnley 0 FT – from Tottenham Hotspur StadiumSissoko gets his name on the scoresheetKane nets his second as Clarets endure more sufferingSon Heung-min slaloms through the entire Burnley team to net in a goal of the season contenderLucas Moura extends the hosts’ lead with a close-range tap inKane powers past Pope to net Spurs’ openerUnfortunately, match will not be shown live on UK televisionTottenham XI: Gazzaniga, Aurier, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Vertonghen, Dier, Sissoko, Alli, Son, Lucas, KaneSubs: Whiteman, Rose, Sessegnon, Skipp, Eriksen, Lo Celso, ParrottBurnley XI: Pope, Lowton, Tarkowski, Mee, Pieters, Brady, Cork, Hendrick, McNeil, Wood, RodriguezSubs: Drinkwater, Gibson, Hart, Lennon, Vydra, Goodridge, GlennonEtienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:27 pmMOURINHO ON PARROTT: “It was his debut and I think it had a much bigger meaning to a kid who last week was playing against kids in the Champions League. Today he’s playing in the Premier League at 17. Will he play against Bayern Munich? I don’t know. All I can say is Harry Kane won’t. Who plays, we’ll see.” Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:25 pmMOURINHO: “From the outside I had a feeling. I remember speaking to Sir Alex about Ji Sung-park. Maybe it’s a cultural thing. They’re very coachable. The kid is fantastic. I’m very happy, so happy.” Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:19 pmMOURINHO: “Even before the goal, my son calls him Sonaldo after Ronaldo Luís Nazário. The only thing that comes to my mind is the goal when I had the honour of being next to Sir Bobby Robson in 1996 when Ronaldo scored.” Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:14 pmWE should soon hear from Jose Mourinho.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:13 pmWHAT a day for this man! Enjoy that, Sonny?! 👌#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/yAfhM9tsOX— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) December 7, 2019Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:03 pmAND with Wolves and Manchester United yet to play this weekend, that win lifts Spurs back up to fifth in the Premier League table.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:02 pmSOME words from Harry Kane.“He [Son] stole the thunder today!“What a fantastic goal!“We were disappointed with midweek.“We wanted to give the fans something to cheer about.“I’ve known Sonny for a while now, all he wants to do is work hard. Work hard for the team. And he has the quality”Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 5:00 pmWELL that really was an improvement for Spurs. Where to begin?!They attacked with, verve, skill and unpredictability.Burnley found it absolutely impossible to deal with Son and Kane.Sublime!Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:53 pmFULL TIME: TOTTENHAM 5 BURNLEY 0What a dream afternoon for Spurs.They raced into an early lead and Burnley just could not contend with the pace, trickery or cleverness of the Tottenham front line.Jose Mourinho’s side narrow the gap to fourth to six points.A great afternoon for the home side!Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:49 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 90′ Three minutes added on.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:43 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 85′ Parrott replaces Dele Alli.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:41 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 83′ 17-year-old Troy Parrott is preparing to come on for his senior league debut.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:38 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 80′ Serge Aurier is down hurt. Oliver Skipp replaces the Ivorian. You would imagine Sissoko will go to right-back.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:34 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 76 ‘ “Moussa Sissoko, he scored when he wants.”Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:33 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 0 75′ Meanwhile Ryan Sessegnon replaces Lucas Moura.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:33 pmSPURS 5 BURNLEY 074′ Harry Kane tees up Moussa Sissoko who slots home to score for the second home game in a row.Incredible!Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:32 pmGOAL – SISSOKO HAS DONE IT AGAINEtienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:31 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 73′ Eric Dier booked for catching Jeff Hendrick late on the ankle.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:30 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 71′ And what a reception for Lennon as he replaces Robbie Brady. Cheers and a standing ovation for the man that gave his heart and soul for Spurs for nearly a decade.Meanwhile, Ryan Sessegnon is getting ready to come on for his home debut, and first appearance under Mourinho.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:28 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 70′ Spurs look content with 4-0… and at the moment so do Burnley. The energy has gone out of the game a little in the last few minutes.A nice touch though as “One Aaron Lennon” rings around the stadium. He will always be a very popular man at Tottenham Hotspur.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:24 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 66′ A length delay as Dwight McNeil receives treatment following a pretty nasty and unnecessary challenge from Serge Aurier.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:23 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 65′ Finally a quiet few minutes! Spurs will desperately be hoping for a clean sheet now – having conceded eight goals in their last four games.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:18 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 60′ Kane shunned the chance to play in Dele or Son to his left to shoot from the edge of the box – comfortably blocked and hacked away.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:15 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 0 57′ Half chance for Brady after picking up the second ball from a set piece, but the Irishman shanked his left-footed effort horribly.Etienne Fermie8 Dec 2019, 4:13 pmSPURS 4 BURNLEY 054’ Dele got tackled on the edge of the final third, but the ball fell to Kane, who shook off his injury scare to find half a yard on his right foot and rifle it into the roof of the net.What a dream afternoon for Tottenham.Load more entries…last_img read more

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Vanuatu advance Team arrives for Games

first_imgIt is headed by Chef de Mission Eileen Nangan, who said they are ready for the games and have prepared well to challenge the other Pacific Island countries.“Like all other Pacific Island countries, we all want to go back not empty handed but with pride and happiness and Team Vanuatu will be one of the teams that will be aiming for medals during this game,” she said.She said the advance  team are here to see for themselves the preparation and also get the feel of the atmosphere and the spirit of the games in the country. She has been accompanied by 5 officials. Four of them will be observing the preparation and organisation of the event as Vanuatu will be hosting the event in 2017.Ms Nangan, who is from East New Britain and married to a Vanuatu man, says out of the 28 sporting codes, they will be participating in only 13.She said the special event that will be closely monitored is the Para table tennis where two of her disabled athletes will be participating.Team Vanuatu will be taking part in cricket, beach volleyball, boxing, karate, taekwondo, netball rugby touch, rugby, athletics, table tennis and tennis.Ms Nangan told PNG Loop that a total of 156 athletes will be participating excluding the officials.In terms of the games preparation, she said PNG has been preparing well and will host the games successfully.last_img read more

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Atlético-Leganés Simeone: “I was bitten as a player; people are critical”

first_imgFirst with work. You have to look for alternatives and solutions in the decisions that I have to choose what you see best for the team. We have a week to find calm and I have an important staff, we will recover some guys, which will be good for us to have more competition and we must introduce ourselves on Saturday with the intention of winning the game.Do you notice a change in energy?The people today were extraordinary again. You are responsible and excited, because the team came from after matches outside after making an important Super Cup. We played two games out in a row that didn’t go well, with two losses, but people are always fine. I have no doubt that at other times these games were lost and the positive atmosphere of the people meant that we could have a competitive second half.Do you think there are doubts about your figure?I am always very respectful of what people think. It was my turn to be whistled in my second stage, where it was not right and everyone can touch it, since people come to see their team win. When the results do not come out, it is normal for people to get angry and that makes us responsible. You have to take solutions.There seems to be anxiety in the team.It is normal that after two defeats in a row and playing at home the team goes out with necessity and acceleration, that there are times that makes you choose badly and be blocked. It happens to all the teams in the world and to us also in the first part. Already in the second there was more calm, at the first play there was a chance to score and there were more options for associative play.How have you seen Cuellar’s attitude?I did not see what the goalkeeper of the rival team did and when I turned around Germán told me that he had been expelled. We are here to try to solve the game, not set the guidelines for the rhythms of the game. We do not value what the opponent does.What do you say to people who don’t believe in Simeone?I can’t tell the agent anything, you have to prove with facts and not with words. Do the words are gone with the wind.Are things forgiven that others would not?I don’t believe it, what will they forgive me? The match: “Stability is not given by names. It happens to generate the attention of playing as in the second half. ”Trust Issue: “The first thing is work. And then I choose what I see best. We have a week to regain calm, which is necessary in football. I have an important template. On Saturday we will introduce ourselves (at the Bernabéu) with enthusiasm to win. ”Lack of energy: “People excite you, compromise and hold you accountable. We came from two games outside that didn’t work out for us and the audience was fine. At other times, these matches were lost. We were able to win in the second half. ”Doubts with Simeone: “I am respectful of everyone. I was beaten because I was not well in my second time. People are critical when the team does not win. I have to find solutions. ”Anxiety: “It’s normal that we go out with acceleration. And that makes us choose wrong. It happens to all the teams in the world. In the second part we were calmer. We had a chance soon and it helped. ”Afterwards, the technician appeared in the press room.“The change does not go by names, but by the intention of playing”“I have no doubt that at other times these games were lost,” said Simeone. The Argentine coach was disgusted with the bad streak that the team is going through. “You have to look for alternatives and solutions in the decisions that touch me.”They could not get the victory.Once again in the first half we couldn’t play the game we wanted. The second was closer to what we were looking for with some dangerous situation and the feeling that there was the possibility of winning the game. We are left with that, with continuing to work for the stability that names don’t give you. In Eibar we started as the second part of today and the same thing happened to us as in this first time, so they do not go by names but by the intention of playing as in the end.How do you recover confidence?last_img read more

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Joselu Mato: “Dancing is only very sad, I hope Lucas stays”

first_imgToday Joselu has been asked about these rumors. “I don’t even know what I’m going to eat for what is clear that everything can happen, but dancing alone is very sad and I hope Lucas stays in the Alavés until the end of the season “, said. On the possibility that he himself could enter an exit operation, he was also very sharp: “I am very happy here I do not see myself in another team. The winter market is very peculiar because it develops in full competition.”Analyzing the clash of the other day against Villarreal, he said that “We did not deserve to lose. I think that in the second part we could even win. But we have to think about the next game against Sevilla. In the field of Levante we played a great game and that is the line we want to maintain, “he warned. On the arrival of Camarasa, he commented that” you just have to see the kilometers it does in a match. I think it will help us a lot, he is a great footballer. “ Lucas Pérez is the object of desire of several teams in the Santander League. Sevilla tried with him before joining N´Nesyri but the 20 million he put on the table were not enough. A couple of weeks later the name of Villarreal appeared. The Alavés asks for the full clause: 25 million. Even yesterday, the newspaper “20 minutes” assured that Valencia had studied the possibility of touching him if Rodrigo’s departure was confirmed.last_img read more

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Iraola relies on the current workforce after the market closes

first_imgMore arrivals were expected, especially seeing that six players left the discipline rojilla during the winter market; but finally the Mirandés sports management has closed the incorporations of three players: Joaquín Muñoz (on loan from Huesca), Modibo Sagnan (on loan from Real Sociedad) and goalkeeper Raúl Lizoain, who arrived free after passing through Alcorcón.Thus, Iraola now has a staff of 22 players, of which 19 are field players. A figure that can be considered low. However, the Gipuzkoan coach fully trusts his players After concluding the term of signings: “In some position we may be short, but we will deal with that. I have full confidence in those who are. I am not in charge of signing, although we work in coordination with the club and it is true that we left football players in the position of central and midfielder. The idea was to bring someone, but I don’t know the details of all the operations that have taken place. We can pull free players, but we trust those who are here. Some may play in two different positions. “ LaBiga SmartBank* Data updated as of February 1, 2020 Until the last moment the club tried to take over the services of midfielder ‘Lolo’ González, but Oviedo found no substitute for that position when the negotiations were more than advanced. He who will continue defending the Mirandesista shirt is the Ghanaian Ernest Ohemeng who was looking for a way out. “The sports director would also like to have three players per position and of a very high level, but we must know what our limitations are. Obviously, if things happen in the way of injuries, we can be affected, but hopefully they do not happen or happen as little as possible, “says Iraola.Cup draw evaluationThe Basque coach has also valued the match that will measure his pupils and Villarreal in the quarterfinals of the Cup. Iraola believes that the Castellón squad will come with everything to Anduva as Sevilla did in the previous tie: “There was no good rival, but we played at home. They have a lot of level. It is a team very similar to Lightning in our category. They want to have the ball and demand the opponent in the round trip. They will not be trusted. They will go to death because they have a very great opportunity to get something nice and they will come with everything for sure. “last_img read more

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“If Enrique Cerezo rectifies, Cavani could still go to Atlético”

first_imgCavani’s mother stresses that “Edinson did not want money to be a problem, because if it had been for money he would have gone to Manchester United, Chelsea or Inter Miami (David Beckham Club), who made an important offer for the. Do not forget anyone that my son has an impeccable career, is a complete professional, and that the pressure he made to PSG with not playing to go out to Atlético is a stain in his career “. These words of the president of Atlético de Madrid have greatly angered the Cavani family and AS has wanted to know about Berta Gómez, mother of the charrúa, her version of what happened: “We did not understand why the president said such barbarity. It was out of place. It hurt a lot, because it is absolutely false that Walter (Edinson’s brother and agent) I asked for a signing bonus. This man what he should have done is tell his fans why Cavani really didn’t go to Atlético, and it’s because, first, the PSG did not want to let him out, and second, Atlético never reached what the PSG asked for when he later considered negotiating “. Berta Gómez defends at all costs not only Walter Fernando Guglielmone, brother and agent of Cavani, but, of course, Edinson: “My son did everything in his power to go to Atlético. He pressed without playing PSG to let him out and then transmitted to his brother that he was willing to lower his salary to facilitate his hiring for Atlético. He wanted to play with Cholo and he showed it at all times. “ “We did not understand why the president said such barbarity. It is false that Walter asked for a signing bonus” “The pressure that my son made to the PSG with not playing to go out to Atlético is a stain in his career” “Edinson is still thinking about being able to go to Atlético because he would like to play under Cholo” The question to the Uruguayan striker’s mother, after everything that happened, was straightforward: “Is it impossible for Cavani to go to Atlético de Madrid ?: “No, but the president of Atlético must apologize. We are not spiteful and everything can be fixed if he retracts what he said. My son is going to have offers, it is unquestionable, because he is a proven forward, as he has shown in all these years, but still thinking about being able to go to Atlético because he would like to play under Cholo “. “It is not impossible that Edinson could go to Atlético de Madrid in the summer, as long as the president rectifies what he said”. This is how Beat Gomez, mother of Cavani, told AS about the words of Enrique Cerezo when he was asked, after the derby, about the frustrated signing of the Uruguayan striker by the club rojiblanco: “The situation of some players with their representatives and their relatives. We are not here to be docked. “ Goal scorerCavani fulfills contract with the PSG on June 30. It will not continue and with 33 years (which turns this February 14) one of the best strikers in the world will be on the market: since he arrived in Europe in January 2007, from Danube, He has scored 339 goals (198, for now, with PSG, 104 with Naples and 37 with Palermo) in 549 official matches (294, so far, with PSG, 138 with Naples and 117 with Palermo).Despite the reflections of Cavani’s mother to AS, it seems clear that the situation of Atlético de Madrid will be different in summer, even within a few weeks when Diego Costa (fulfills contract in 2021) returns to play after recovering from hernia injury disc that suffered in early November. In addition, the rojiblanco club will pay 54 million euros in summer to Chelsea to acquire property from the Madrid striker, who arrived two years on loan with no compulsory purchase option. It seems difficult for Atlético to resume a second ‘Cavani operation’ if they follow the current two nines of the squad: Morata and Costa.last_img read more

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Without Ibra, Milan points to its new 9

first_imgAccording La Gazzetta dello Sport, Milan want to continue with their project, giving priority to those under 25 with whom they can build a great squad in the long term, although in the case of the nine they could give wide sleeves. And they have in mind as a replacement Arkaduisz Milik, 26-year-old attacker for Naples. 99 But according to the medium, Atlético de Madrid would also be attentive to its evolution, and despite the fact that it ended its contract in 2021 (he does not want to renew because he plans to change the scene), its president, Aurelio de Laurentiis, hopes to get around 40 million euros for his transfer this summer and there is no plan to let him out at zero cost the following year. A series* Data updated as of April 2, 2020 A series* Data updated as of April 2, 2020 Zlatan Ibrahimovic has confessed that he will not renew his contract with Milan, And although he has expressed that he himself does not know what will become of his future, what is known is that the Italian club will need a replacement of guarantees. Today, the template is sustained thanks to Alessio Romagnoli, Theo Hernández, Ismaël Bennacer, Rafael Leão and a Gianluigi Donnarumma, who could leave at any time. Presumably they need reinforcements urgently if they want to regain the status they had less than a decade ago. The footballer is a sure goal (12 in 22 games this year), although it must be taken into account that he is prone to injury (he suffered a serious injury a few years ago). The Pole has a lot of experience in Serie A, is international with his country and knows what it is to play and score in the Champions League. His height and skill within the area make him one of the most fearsome strikers in the Italian championship.last_img read more

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Fede Valverde: “Zidane talks to you as if he were your friend”

first_img“Must try to avoid going out, you have to take care of yourself, is what says the government and it is the best for everyone, to end all this and to someday be able to go outside and enjoy again “, he concluded During the live show, the Uruguayan also took the opportunity to praise your peers Modric, Casemiro and Kroos, the latter for the “admirable tranquility” it shows on the pitch. Furthermore, being consulted by other midfielders of LaLiga, Valverde took the opportunity to highlight his compatriot Mauro Arambarri, from Getafe; to Dani Parejo, from Valencia; and to Norwegian Martin Odegaard, who is loaned by the merengue set to the Real society.On the other hand, the Birdie chow did he live the quarantine by COVID-19 in the capital of Spain, where meet with your partner, the Argentine journalist Mina Bonino, her little son Benicio and her mother-in-law. During this time, projection That train at home, in addition to carrying out different activities, such as to play to the playstation with friends, board games with his family and watching television, and confessed that he does not cook or clean at home but helps “by ordering.” Uruguayan midfielder from Real Madrid Federico Valverde highlighted this Friday the work of his coach, Zinedine Zidane, for the treatment that this has with their players and for the confidence that makes them feel. “Zidane te speaks like be your friend“explained the Birdie during a live broadcast for the account of Instagram of the Uruguayan Football Association (AUF), in which some 4,000 people participated.Also, the midfielder with past in the Peñarohe and he Sports stressed that each word issued by the technician “you have to save it inside the head “, because this” in addition to being a coach is a legend to world levell “. In accordance with this, Valverde he remembered the performance of the then French player in the World Cup Germany 2006, in which your selection finished second after lose the final to Italy on penalties, although he noted that he never told Zidane that saw that match at home when he was eight years.last_img read more

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Beauvue: “At Celta they wanted to screw my life”

first_imgThe French striker Claudio Beauvue criticized in the last hours the treatment received by the Celta de Vigo leaders in his last months at the club, from which he broke up last January to sign for his eternal rival, Deportivo de la Coruña. “Some people because they have money and power They wanted to screw me up, but I have a family and I decided to put up with it. They even told my colleagues not to follow me on Instagram, “denounced the attacker in an interview on the Riazor.org portal.Beauvue signed in January 2016 for Celta, who paid just over five million euros for his transfer to Olympique de Lyon. Three months later, the achilles tendon ruptured, causing him to be out for almost ten months.After two transfers – Leganés and Caen -, last summer he decided to return to Vigo, although Celta leaders ordered, firstly, Fran Escribá and later Óscar García Junyent, not to line up the footballer for his refusal to leave again on loan. “They told the coach not to talk about me even though he wanted to line me up. Every time they met, he said that he needed a footballer of my characteristics, but those in charge didn’t want to see me playing. I’m not surprised. Before, they have already done other players badly, “he lamented.To Beauvue, at odds with Celta’s general manager Antonio Chaves, it seems “crazy” the measures that the leaders of the Vigo club take with those footballers who do not want to renew or leave on loan. “It hurt me, but I loved my Celtic teammates, so I tried hard to help them until my last day”, declared the striker, who recalled, laughing, that Aspas had not just seen his signing for the eternal rival.last_img read more

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