FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Roddy Peters is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Peters helped the Colonels pick up two home wins on the week to improve to 5-1 in Southland play for the first time since the 2000-01 season. Nicholls (11-8, 5-1 SLC) opened the week with an 85-80 win Wednesday over McNeese (6-10, 3-3 SLC) followed by an 86-79 victory to Central Arkansas (9-10, 3-3 SLC) on Saturday. The Colonels host Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (4-11, 1-4 SLC) this Wednesday at 7 p.m. CT before competing at Lamar (10-8, 2-3) on Saturday at 7 p.m. Peters continued his streak of scoring 20-plus points to four games, dropping 26 points in the week’s opener against McNeese and adding 21 on Central Arkansas. As the sixth man for Nicholls, the Washington D.C. native shot 57 percent from the field and 72 percent from the charity stripe to lead the Colonels’ scoring. The senior guard also tallied five rebounds against the Cowboys and was two rebounds shy of a double-double against the Bears. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Roddy Peters – Sr. – Guard – Washington D.C. Honorable Mention: Travin Thibodeaux, New Orleans; Marcus Harris, Sam Houston State; Jaylen Franklin, Abilene Christian; Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin. This is the first Southland weekly award for Peters and the first for Nicholls this season.
FAVORED ELYSEA’S WORLD RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SANTA ANA STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER VAN DYKE; TRAINED BY BALTAS, IRISH-BRED MARE GETS 1 ¼ MILES ON TURF IN 1:59.24 ARCADIA, Calif. (March 30, 2019)–Unhurried while next to last a quarter mile out, Drayden Van Dyke stepped on the gas turning for home en route to an impressive half length win aboard favored Elysea’s World in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Santa Ana Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Richard Baltas, the 6-year-old Irish-bred mare got a mile and one quarter on turf in 1:59.24.Most recently sixth in the Grade II, one mile turf Buena Vista Stakes on Feb. 23, Elysea’s World, in her second start for Baltas, was off as the 2-1 favorite in a field of seven older fillies and mares and paid $6.20, $3.60 and $3.00.Owned by Abbondanza Racing, LLC, Christopher Dunn and Jerry McClanahan, Elysea’s World, who had made 21 out of her first 22 starts for eastern-based conditioner Chad Brown, registered her third graded stakes win today and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased her earnings to $626,573. Headquartered currently at San Luis Rey Downs Training Center, Elysea’s World is now 24-7-5-3 overall.The second choice at 5-2, Irish-bred Zaffinah rallied from off the pace to take a half length advantage a sixteenth out, but couldn’t hold off the winner. Ridden by Rafael Bejarano, Zaffinah finished a half length in front of Lynne’s Legacy and paid $3.60 and $2.80.Ridden by Alonso Quinonez, Lynne’s Legacy was off at 18-1 and paid $4.80 to show.Fractions on the race were 23.96, 47.01, 1:10.85 and 1:34.95.
MANCHESTER UNITED welcome Tottenham to Old Trafford on Wednesday as United look to bounce back from a disappointing 2-2 draw with Aston Villa at the weekend.Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s team are floundering in ninth but could welcome Scott McTominay and Nemanja Matic back to their injury ravaged midfield as Jose Mourinho returns to Old Trafford for the first time since his United sacking in December 2018.3 How Man Utd could lineup vs TottenhamPaul Pogba is still out having been abroad recovering from an ankle injury and Solskjaer was disappointed to have to talk about injuries again.He said: “You know I don’t want to talk about these injuries we’ve had, but of course when you get Scott back, when you get Paul back… we have been light in midfield because we had Scott and Nemanja and Paul out for such a long time and that’s affected us.”Scott and Nemanja are touch-and-go, so let’s get this [Tuesday’s] training session out of the way.3″We’ve got more games than this one, so I can’t just look at one game. We’ve got to look at the long term.”We will give the players a training session today and see how they are, everyone.”Of course, Sunday is also still in people’s heads so it is not going to be a hard session, but we will have a good team out.”We have the facilities and people behind the scenes working really hard to get players fit.”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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himIf McTominay is fit for the Spurs clash after his ankle injury, he will likely slot in alongside Fred at the base of midfield with Andreas Pereira pushing forward to take Juan Mata’s number 10 role.However, Solskjaer could really shake things up and throw both players back into the fold in an alternate XI.There is also a chance the misfiring Anthony Martial could be benched giving youngster Mason Greenwood a chance to shine in the Prem.3Jose Mourinho says Manchester United is in his history book as Spurs prepare to take on the Red Devils
NATHAN ODUWA is hoping for some stability at Dundalk as he prepares to play in his sixth country in five years.The former Spurs starlet has completed his move to Oriel Park having been a free agent since leaving Hapoel Hadera last summer.1Credit: SportsfileThat is the same club which signed Junior Ogedi-Uzokwe – who topped the League of Ireland scoring charts last year during a loan spell with Derry City – last month.Israel was the latest pitstop for the Londoner who also played in Scotland during a loan spell with Rangers, with Slovenia’s Olimpija Ljubljana and Vejle in Denmark.Oduwa said: “My agent told me to come over and have a look at Dundalk and I was surprised at the standard and the facilities, to be honest.“In England, they don’t really talk about the League of Ireland too much but the gym facilities, changing rooms and canteen here is of European standard.ONLY 24“I’m only 24 but I’ve travelled to a lot of places and I’ve learned a lot.“The world of football can be very cut-throat and players like to have security and be somewhere where they are happy to play and express themselves and I feel like I have that at Dundalk. I’m just raring to go now.”Oduwa spent a decade on Spurs’ books without making the first team but picked up first-team experience during temporary stints with Luton Town, Colchester United and Peterborough United as well as Rangers.The attacker was also capped by England up to under-20 level and by Nigeria’s under-23s.Dundalk head coach Vinny Perth said: “Nathan is someone we have tracked for a while.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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’“He trained with us last week and we were really impressed with him. He can play left-wing, right-wing and we also feel he could operate as a centre forward.“Career-wise, he probably made a couple of wrong decisions over the past couple of years but he’s got real pedigree and this is the first time he has felt at home in a group for a long time.“He’s had loads of options and he has been to lots of different clubs over the past few months but this felt more like a home move for him. It’s an opportunity for him to rebuild his career.”
Fantasy gunJames Tedesco (WFB, $483,000): Tries, tackle breaks, run metres – James Tedesco gives you exactly what you want in an NRL Fantasy fullback. The fact the Wests Tigers No.1 is also a gifted playmaker – producing a dozen try assists last year – is icing on the cake. He’s had his problems with injury (he’s only managed to play 20 or more games once in his four full seasons in the NRL) but he looks likely to be the dominant winger/fullback in Fantasy this season, particularly if his chief rival Cameron Munster shifts to the halves for Melbourne to accommodate the returning Billy Slater.WildcardsMatt Ballin (HOK, $214,000): He’s not getting any younger but if he’s fit and starting for the Tigers in 2017, Matt Ballin will be an absolute bargain in NRL Fantasy. He was practically a non-factor in an injury-affected 2016 campaign, making him a steal at the start of the new season at $214,000. Ballin averaged 39 points per game in 2015, which corresponds to a value of about $370,000. But after an injury-wrecked season and with time not on his side, will a youngster like Jacob Liddle get the nod ahead of him at hooker?Mitch Moses (HLF, $375,000): A revelation for the Tigers at the end of the 2016 season, Mitch Moses is an interesting Fantasy prospect this year. He’s a tricky option as he’s always a risk of dropping points through errors or missed tackles, but on his day can be a great value buy. In the last six rounds of 2016 he averaged 54 points a game; before that his average was 34. Will he carry on that brilliant late-season form in 2017, or revert back to his old self? Traditionally, consistency is not his strength – last season he had three scores in the teens, four in the 20s, four in the 30s, eight in the 40s, one in the 50s and three 70+ efforts. No doubt he’s a gamble, but he could be a gamble worth taking.Cash cowJamal Idris (CTR, $194,000): He’s big, he’s talented, and he’s pretty much a mystery now that he’s back in rugby league after departing the Panthers in 2015. It’s unclear at this stage what role Idris will play at the Tigers in 2017 – a bench spot looks more likely than a starting role in the centres with Kevin Naiqama and Tim Simona already doing a good job there – but the key factor for Fantasy coaches is Idris’s cheap starting price of $194,000. That means if he can manage to eke out scores in the high 20s he should be able to earn about $100,000 in price rises – but getting enough game time will be vital.2017 NRL Fantasy prices James Tedesco (WFB, $483,000)David Nofoaluma (WFB, $436,000)Aaron Woods (FRF, $435,000)Elijah Taylor (2RF, $399,000)Mitchell Moses (HLF, $375,000)Sauaso Sue (2RF, FRF, $346,000)Kevin Naiqama (CTR, $345,000)Chris Lawrence (2RF, $341,000)Tim Grant (FRF, $338,000)Kyle Lovett (2RF, $313,000)Ava Seumanufagai (FRF, $308,000)Luke Brooks (HLF, $293,000)Tim Simona (CTR, $269,000)Josh Aloiai (2RF, $231,000)Jordan Rankin (WFB, $225,000)Jacob Liddle (HOK, $221,000)Joel Edwards (2RF, $215,000)Matt Ballin (HOK, $214,000)Jamal Idris (CTR, $194,000)Jack Littlejohn (HLF, $179,000)JJ Felise (FRF, $176,000)Michael Chee-Kam (2RF, CTR, $158,000)Justin Hunt (WFB, $143,000)Matt McIlwrick (HOK, $143,000)Dallas Graham (FRF, $138,000)Rod Griffin (FRF, $138,000)Nathan Milone (CTR, $138,000)
Up 22-3 just before the halftime break, but the Lions found their rhythm in the second half to set up a showdown with the Crusaders in Johannesburg next weekend.It ended an eight match losing streak for the Lions against the Hurricanes, including last season’s Super Rugby final when they were beaten 20-3 in Wellington.It also extends the stay of Gloucester-bound Lions coach Johan Ackermann for one more game, when he will have the chance to end his four-year stay by helping them become just the second South African team, after the Bulls, to lift the Super Rugby trophy.A Lions win looked unlikely as the Hurricanes scored three unanswered tries to halfback TJ Perenara, wing Wes Goosen and loose-forward Ardie Savea as they piled on the pressure and fed off mistakes made by the jittery Lions.But when prop Jacques van Rooyen bulldozed over for a try just before half-time, there was a massive shift in momentum.Suddenly the Lions were rampant and dominating the collisions, with the Hurricanes battling to contain the physical onslaught.Hlafback Ross Cronje, hooker Malcolm Marx, centre Harold Vorster, flank Kwagga Smith and flyhalf Elton Jantjies all scored tries.A joint Super Rugby record 15th try of the season for centre Ngani Laumape stemmed the tide, as the Hurricanes ran out of puff in the altitude of Johannesburg. Photo: PhotoSport There’ll be no repeat of 2016 for the Hurricanes.
Too many circumstances that push the club to think that it is best for Todibo to go out and see the world, play in an elite team such as the legendary Milan where it will have pressure, but it can also measure its limits. Barça and Milan could announce an agreement imminently. At the moment, the player did not enter the list of summoned Ernesto Valverde for the game this Saturday at 9:00 pm at the RCDE Stadium against Espanyol. As confirmed by As, emissaries of Milan are in Barcelona since Friday night to try to close the signing of Jean-Clair Todibo. In principle, the French player, who turned 20 on December 30, It will be transferred in the direction of San Siro, but the conditions of the operation have yet to be established. In any case, Barça will always have options to recover the player.Landed only a year ago in Barcelona from Toulouse as one of the most promising central European football (Barça won the race to Juventus), the causes of Todibo’s departure are several. To get started, the Frenchman is not having minutes and for a young man in progression that is a deficit. But there is more. The club is aware that the player has a high soccer potential, but its adaptation to Barcelona, due to an accumulation of circumstances, has not been the best. This has been detected by Barça technicians and also by those of the French Federation. His protagonism in the selections has not gone to more, but on the contrary.
Naples conquered the pass to the quarterfinals of the Italian Cup beating 2-0 at Perugia in San Paolo. It is the third triumph of the Neapolitans in almost three months in all competitions, the second of the Gattuso era. The southerners, who had a series B team in front and played at San Paolo (which is still very quiet due to the ultras’ strike), obviously dominated the confrontation, but Cosmi’s were tactically ordered and did not grant him many occasions.‘Ringhio’ made rotations and started out with Lozano instead of Callejón: the Mexican, combining with Llorente, forced the 1-0 penalty, signed by Insigne. The Neapolitan, before the break, marked another maximum penalty, this time granted by a clear hand of Iemmello: the tip of the visitors, in the discount of the first half, wasted the opportunity to put theirs back in the game, failing a penalty struck with the help of the VAR by another hand, this time from Hysaj. Ospina neutralized it, which canceled the serious mistake caused by the defeat against Lazio on Saturday. With the game already sentenced, the second part had little history, and will be remembered for the premiere of Demme, first Diego to wear the shirt azzurra since the goodbye of Maradona. I replace Fabián, who from now on will no longer play in the position of positional midfielder, in which he was never comfortable: Naples, for that role, signed the former Leipzig and Lobotka, arrival that will become official between tonight and morning. In the quarterfinals, Southerners will face the winner of Lazio-Cremonese.
Atlético-Leganés who had to push forward Mateu Lahoz had a lot to whistle. The rojiblanco team, without going any further, claimed two penalties and one expulsion. Simeone requested the red for Eraso for a hard tackle on Lodi, and it was the Argentine coach who ended up being reprimanded. For Iturralde González, referee of the SER and As, the Leganés player had to be sent off by Mateu Lahoz. “That is red, very red. It goes with the straight leg, does not remove it … You get it wrong and you make a break in the knee because the leg is used almost as a weapon, ”explains Iturralde. Eraso only saw the yellow one. Afterwards, the mattresses asked for a penalty on Vitolo. The canary dribbled in the area to Recio, who went to the ground and there was contact. For Iturralde it is not enough for Mateu to give penalty. “It is not a penalty. Live is a very fast action, but it is Vitolo who seeks contact when the defense is on the ground, ”he says. Atlético later claimed another maximum penalty, this time on Felipe when the center was going to finish off in the area and it seems that Recio touches him on the foot. Iturralde is also clear that it is not enough for the maximum penalty. “There is nothing, it is he who hits the ground,” says the referee.The match ended with Cuéllar, Leganés goalkeeper, sent off. Mateu took the second yellow for wasting time. The goal, which already had a card, was playing with fire. “The Leganés goalkeeper receives the ball from the ball boy and returns it,” explains Iturralde which also observes the goalkeeper as the culprit of the tangana that took place later. “The fault of everything is the unfortunate attitude of Cuéllar. It has taken four minutes to leave the field after the expulsion ”, sentence.
Casillas’ candidacy wants to wait first to see how events unfold and how the Higher Sports Council reacts. Several experts consulted in the electoral processes in sport, mostly jurists, assure that this hypothetical request for the postponement would have all the options to prosper since it would be the most logical scenario and that, even, it would not have to be only a step to take in soccer, but in all the federations of territorial or national scope. In fact, yesterday the Andalusian Basketball Federation made public the cancellation of their elections until the social panorama improves. A decision that Irene Lozano is one step away from making with the RFEF before the advance of the coronavirus and the state of alarm decreed by the Prime Minister, Pedro Sánchez.It would only be in the event that the CSD did not pronounce itself, when Casillas would ask for an audience to put this issue on the table once again, in the previous meetings with Irene Lozano, his requests for electoral delay were not met. By then, Casillas would already know if the Euro Cup and even the Olympic Games and various World Cups of various specialties, which were so tight on the deadlines, could have already been officially suspended. That and the fact that even the regional elections in Galicia and the Basque Country, for example, are on the wire and at this time it is debated when to hold them, it would make his wish that the duel with Rubiales scheduled for June be delayed a few more months not at all unreasonable. “You have to talk to a lot of people, there are 23,000 people who have to choose the 139 members of the Assembly who will vote for the president, and you have to travel Spain from end to end to speak to all levels with some trips and through some meetings that it will not be possible to do in a long time … “, assures one of Casillas’ partners in this battle that, although it is not yet known that copper is being fought in his name, he will soon announce it. Luis Rubiales was asked last Thursday in Las Rozas by the media about the presidential elections that are to be held in June. Especially in case this coronavirus crisis could change the process deadlines. The President of the Federation, appealing to caution and responsibility, was blunt: “I have nothing planned. I am concerned about the problem of the coronavirus. At the administration level, it remains 100% and the elections are an administrative act. We are going to focus in the coronavirus. Depending on the scenario, we’ll see what happens. ” Nevertheless, That possibility of the elections being affected is gaining weight after the last two days, in which the national problem has increased and the state of alarm has had to be decreed with very strict rules for all the autonomous communities without exception.The environment of Casillas, which is not only reduced as at the beginning of his pre-candidacy to his representative, his promoters and his closest collaborators, but also extends to the territorial presidents, coaches and players who have already given him this month in private their informal vote of confidence, they recognize off the record what They are encouraging him to ask for a postponement of the electoral process when the time is right. That movement could arrive in a matter of days, predictably on March 25, which is when Luis Rubiales had planned to resign as president on a protocol basis to open the electoral process, and especially when the general mood tempers a little and lowers the current state of panic over the pandemic that is punishing Spain and Europe. Taking a step now may seem selfish and unsympathetic. CSD sources have assured Ace that “the only priority for Irene Lozano, Secretary of State for Sport, at this moment is health. How could it be otherwise, the alert state will prevail over all other things, including the elections to the Federation “.