Month: May 2020

Cameron Delaney Named Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State guard Cameron Delaney is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Becoming the second-straight Bearkat to earn weekly honors, Delaney averaged 19.5 points per game on 60 percent shooting from the field and beyond the arc as SHSU defeated Northwestern State and Lamar by an average deficit of 12 points.Delaney and the Bearkats (7-0) aim to stay perfect in league play with a road contest against Southeastern Louisiana at 7 p.m. Wednesday on the Southland Digital Network before returning home to host Stephen F. Austin at 7 p.m. Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston State – R-Sr. – Guard – Harker Heights, TexasDelaney began the week with a 15-point performance in a 78-64 win over Northwestern State, shooting 4-of-8 overall and 3-6 from beyond the arc. He added six rebounds and tied his season high with a trio of offensive rebounds.The league leader in three-point percentage in conference games (.537), Delaney drained a career-high six threes on nine tries in a 69-59 win over Lamar to go with seven boards and a season-high two blocks. He shot 8-for-12 overall and finished with 24 points.Honorable Mention: Roydell Brown, McNeese; Hayden Koval, Central Arkansas; Bryson Robinson, New Orleans; Marlain Veal, Southeastern LouisianaSouthland 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


first_imgSTATEMENT FROM THE STRONACH GROUP     On behalf of everyone at Santa Anita Park, we wish to express our sincere gratitude and heartfelt thanks for the support we have received during one of the most challenging times in our history.All of us have been beyond devastated by the tragedies that befell this meet, none more so than the several thousand Californians who work at Santa Anita Park, both in the stable area and in the grandstand, and many of whom call it their home.  They are also the people who have been first in line to embrace the historic reforms we proposed – and our California regulators have enacted – that resulted in a seismic shift in how Thoroughbred racing is conducted in our state.California Thoroughbred racing is now consistent with or better than International Federation of Horse Racing Authorities’ medication standards which, over time, have shown to be much safer.Since the new rules took effect in the middle of March, Santa Anita Park has seen significant improvement, including a 58 percent decrease in the number of fatalities during racing. We have seen an even greater decrease – approximately 80 percent – during training. All told, since these reforms were enacted, Santa Anita has seen an incident rate of 1.86 per 1,000 starters during racing and approximately .019 per 1,000 training sessions including morning gallops and workouts.  During the course of this meet, Santa Anita’s population of equine athletes raced or trained more than 270,000 times over the tracks.Even with these significant improvements, The Stronach Group and Santa Anita Park will continue, each and every day, to push for additional improvements and reforms to modernize our sport. We recognize that Thoroughbred horse racing is, above all else, a stakeholder sport, and we are grateful for the collaboration as we continuously strive to improve.We thank our industry partners – the Thoroughbred Owners of California, California Thoroughbred Trainers, California Thoroughbred Breeders Association, the jockeys at our track and the fans who support our races – for adapting with us and continuing to be committed to a sport where horse and rider safety comes first.We also thank our state regulators and elected officials who have shown an incredible commitment to making California Thoroughbred racing the safest and best in the world.  The California Horse Racing Board, under the Chairmanship of Chuck Winner, pulled together with us to put in place much-needed medication reforms that now serve as a model for the nation.  We would also like to express our utmost appreciation and thanks to Governor Gavin Newsom and to Secretary Alexis Podesta, both of whom have responded to this challenge by implementing significant reforms while recognizing the importance of horse racing throughout the state.Santa Anita is proud and excited to have the privilege of hosting this year’s Breeders’ Cup World Championships in November for a record 10th time.  We would like to thank the Breeders’ Cup Board of Directors for its progressive leadership and support.We look forward to welcoming you all back to “The Great Race Place” in September.last_img read more

Baffert Wins Record Seventh Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes As Authentic Bursts Clear The Final Furlong To Win By 2 ¼ Lengths

first_imgBaffert Wins Record Seventh Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes As Authentic Bursts Clear The Final Furlong To Win By 2 ¼ Lengths; Ridden By Van Dyke, He Gets 1 1/16 Miles In 1:43.56WINNER PICKS UP 50 ALL IMPORTANT KENTUCKY DERBY QUALIFYING POINTSARCADIA, Calif. (March 7, 2020)–Bob Baffert’s Authentic bounded straight to the lead and dominated his competition throughout in winning today’s Grade II, $400,000 San Felipe Stakes, remaining unbeaten in three starts while projecting himself as the early favorite in the $1 million Santa Anita Derby April 4.  Ridden by Drayden Van Dyke, the Kentucky-bred colt by Into Mischief easily prevailed by 2 ¼ lengths, while getting a mile and one sixteenth in 1:43.56.Heading to the three furlong pole, Authentic enjoyed a roughly 1 ½ length advantage over Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Storm the Court, while Honor A.P., with Smith up, were in hot pursuit.  Turning for home, it was apparent Authentic had plenty left in the tank and he seemed to find another gear late as he won in-hand with his ears pricked.A 7 ¾ length winner of the Grade III Sham Stakes at one mile here on Jan. 4, Authentic was the 6-5 favorite versus six rival sophomores today and paid $4.40, $3.20 and $2.60.Owned by SF Racing, LLC, Starlight Racing and Madaket Stables, LLC, Frederick Hertrich, III, John D. Fielding and Golconda Stables, Authentic, who is out of the Mr. Greeley mare Flawless, picked up 50 Kentucky Derby qualifying points, virtually assuring him of starting berth in the Run for the Roses on May 2.With the winner’s share of $240,000, Authentic now has earnings of $331,200.Honor A.P., an impressive one mile maiden winner on Oct. 13, acquitted himself very well, finishing 3 ½ lengths in front of Storm the Court in a determined effort.  Trained by John Shirreffs, Honor A.P. was off at 3-1 and paid $4.00 and $2.80.Storm the Court, with Joel Rosario aboard, kept to his task but was third best, finishing 5 ½ lengths clear of previously unbeaten Thousand Words.  Off at 4-1, Storm the Court paid $2.80 to show.The second, third and fourth place finishers received 20, 10 and five Derby qualifying points respectively.Fractions on the race were 22.84, 46.71, 1:11.32 and 1:36.89.last_img read more

Jose Mourinho insists Son’s injury won’t mean more time for Troy Parrott

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO has again insisted that Troy Parrott will not be thrown into first team action – despite Heung-Min Son being ruled out with a broken arm.South Korea international Son is out for at least a fortnight as he joins Harry Kane in the treatment room with Spurs’ striking options now looking light.2 Mourinho has been adamant Parrott isn’t ready for a significant role in the teamCredit: AFP or licensorsBrazilian Lucas Moura is the only experienced centre forward available to Mourinho.But he re-iterated that Ireland striker Parrott, 18, and England rookie Ryan Sessegnon, will not now get their chance in the Champions League against RB Leipzig.He said: “My thoughts are that Troy Parrott is not ready and Ryan Sessegnon is not a striker.”The Dubliner made his Premier League debut against Burnley as a late substitute against Burnley and has made the bench on three occasions since then.NOT SEEN ACTIONHe has also signed a new improved three-year contract.But he has not seen any action at any level as he trains with the first team squad and is not risked in Spurs’ Under 23 or Under 18 games.2 Son injured his arm during the last-gasp win versus Aston VillaCredit: PA:Press AssociationA loan move to Charlton last month was also rejected by Tottenham when it was realised that the temporary switch would mean Spurs’ could not class him as ‘home-grown’ in Euro competition.Ireland boss Mick McCarthy admitted last week that his lack of first-team football meant it was unlikely he will be involved in the Euro 2020 play-offs next month.LITTLE CHANCEMcCarthy said: “If he’s not playing competitive football, he’s got very little chance of playing in the squad.“I wish he’d gone to Charlton to play games on loan. I don’t know, it’s great for him.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'”Financially he’s got a new contract but he’s not going to play is he?“I’m not bothered what length of contract he’s got or what or what he does, it’s playing football I need to see him doing.“He was deprived of that because of his age at the end of it. It’s great for him, I’m delighted, thrilled but I wish he was playing football somewhere, it’d be much better for us.”last_img read more

Alli spends just 10 mins at Spurs training after partying despite coronavirus

first_img5TOTTENHAM star Dele Alli was pictured leaving the club’s training ground after a fleeting 10 minute visit following the revelation he partied two nights in a row despite coronavirus fears.The Premier League has been put on hold as the pandemic rages throughout the UK.⚠️ Read our coronavirus live blog for the latest news & updates5 Dele Alli leaves Tottenham’s training ground ten minutes after he arrivedCredit: NHPIX5 The midfielder is believed to be the only squad member at the training base todayCredit: NHPIX5 The Tottenham ace left celeb hangout Tape at 3.37am with girlfriend Ruby Mae and pals the weekend before lastCredit: Social Media – Refer to SourceThe government has advised the general public of social distancing, yet the advice came too late for Alli.The Sun exclusively revealed how the England and Spurs star, 23, was seen downing cocktails and shots at London clubs the weekend before last, after games were called off.Alli, who earns £100,000-a-week, is among hundreds of players ordered to stay fit by their clubs after games were wiped out by coronavirus.The former MK Dons star and ex-teammate Kyle Walker were in the VIP area at Tape in London’s Mayfair.Other footballers dancing and singing surrounded by scantily-clad revellers at celeb hangouts Tape, Cirque le Soir and Libertine last weekend included Kyle Walker, James Maddison, Ben Chilwell and Riyad Mahrez.The Spurs midfielder left at 3.37am with girlfriend Ruby Mae, 23, and pals in the early hours of Sunday morning.Later that day he enjoyed a bottomless brunch at a hotel in the capital.A source said: “His weekend was one hell of a bender.”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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAlli was snapped at Spurs training ground on Monday morning for a matter of minutes before he made his exit.He was believed to be the only one of Jose Mourinho’s squad who turned up at the Enfield base.The players had been going in until last Thursday, where they have since been handed personal workouts to ensure they stay fit.5 Dele Alli spent two nights partying while the Premier League was suspended during the ongoing coronavirus crisisCredit: Getty Images – GettyCORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Dele Alli’s girlfriend Ruby Mae shows off her modelling talentslast_img read more

Castleford reject three offers for Denny Solomona

first_imgThe 22-year-old, who scored 42 tries for the Tigers in 2016, was a target for Wigan earlier in the year and he was the subject of offers from rugby union clubs Sale and Gloucester.Sale were thought to have offered £300,000 to Castleford in their effort to team him up with recent league convert Josh Charnley.But Castleford chief executive Steve Gill insists the former Melbourne and London Broncos player is not for sale.”Denny’s has got a two-year contract with the club,” Gill told BBC Radio Leeds.”We have rebuffed three approaches for him, two from rugby union and one from league and nothing has changed from that.”We haven’t sold him and we’re not loaning him back like I’ve heard the rumours.”Our stance is that he’s not for sale and we expect Denny back in on seventh of November for the start of pre-season training with the first-team squad.”Solomona scored a seventh hat-trick of the season in the Tigers’ final game against Widnes to break the Super League record of 38 tries in a season – held jointly by Lesley Vainikolo and Danny McGuire – and break the club record of 40 set by St John Ellis in 1994.The Samoa international was on the three-man shortlist for the Man of Steel award that went to Hull hooker Danny Houghton.last_img read more

Russia could lose nine Beijing 2008 Olympic medals

first_imgThis comes after the International Olympic Committee (IOC) revealed last week that retests of 454 samples using new technology had been completed in conjunction with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), focusing on those who are likely to compete at Rio 2016.A total of 31 athletes spanning 12 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and six sports were implicated, the IOC said.All those NOCs are currently being notified – with retesting of B-samples expected later this month and the names set to be formally confirmed soon after. But Russian state television and the TASS news agency have now published a list of athletes they say have been notified of failures, citing an unnamed source in the Russian Olympic Committee (ROC).These include Yuliya Chermoshanskaya, a member of the gold medal winning 4×100 metres relay quartet, and Anastasia Kapachinskaya and Tatiana Firova, who both won silver as part of the 4x400m relay team.Others include bronze medal winning high jumper Anna Chicherova, who has since won gold at the London 2012 Olympic Games, javelin silver medallist and 2011 world champion Maria Abakumova and bronze medal winning 50km racewalker Denis Nizhegorodov.Yekaterina Volkova, the 2007 world champion who won bronze in the 3000m steeplechase behind world record breaking team-mate Gulnara Galkina-Samitova, is also named, as is Denis Alexeev, a member of the bronze medal winning 4x400m quartet.The list is completed by two weightlifters in under 58 kilogram silver medallist Marina Shainova and under 75kg third placed finisher Nadezhda Evstyukhina.Belgium stand poised to claim 4x100m relay gold if Russia’s women are disqualified.Names of six non-medal winners have also been published, including three more athletes in 2009 world bronze medal winning decathlete Alexander Pogorelov, 2006 European 10,000m champion Inga Abitova and shot putter Ivan Yushkov.Rower Alexander Kornilov, a member of the Russian eight which won a silver medal at last week’s European Championships, is also implicated.”The ROC has received the respective documents,” a member of the National Olympic Committee told TASS.Russian high jump coach Yevgeniy Zagorulko has already revealed how Chicherova has been notified.”Three days ago, Anna received a notice that her doping sample from the Beijing Olympics tested positive after a re-check and she called me,” the coach told TASS.”So far, this is at the development stage and this has not yet been finally confirmed – but we all are aware of this and are dealing with the issue.”International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) anti-doping rules appear to suggest that any athlete retrospectively caught doping will be stripped of all subsequent results, meaning that, if her positive sample is confirmed, Chicherova would forfeit her London 2012 title.The IOC have also said how any athlete implicated in the Beijing 2008 retests will also have their London 2012 results immediately re-analysed, so Chicherova’s gold medal winning London 2012 performance will come under scrutiny anyway.insidethegames has been told by the IAAF that the IOC were acting on athlete-specific intelligence provided to them by the world governing body.Chicherova’s training group under Zegorulko – based in 2014 Winter Olympic host city Sochi – also included Athens 2004 high jump champion Yelena Slesarenko, who came fourth behind Chicherova four years later so could be promoted to bronze.If today’s reports are confirmed, it would be a further blow to the world’s largest nation as the All-Russia Athletic Federation seek to have its suspension lifted by the IAAF in time for athletes to compete at Rio 2016.This followed last year’s allegations of systemic and state-sponsored doping across Russian athletics published by the WADA Independent Commission.“The Ministry of Sport is extremely disappointed that Russian athletes are among those found to have violated anti-doping rules at the 2008 Beijing Olympics after re-testing their samples,” the body said in a statement sent toinsidethegames today.”All the athletes found cheating should face corresponding sanctions.”We have taken numerous steps to eradicate the issue of doping, and understand that the roots of the problem, particularly in athletics, go back to the past.”Since 2008, when the Ministry of Sport was formed, the Russian anti-doping system has been overhauled: a national anti-doping agency has been created; legislation against doping has been tightened; and considerable work has been taken to change public opinion and develop a zero-tolerance stance on doping.”However, this is an ongoing issue that we are committed to tackling – we are continuing to improve the work of Russian anti-doping services, ensuring they are effective, transparent and independent.”ARAF has said this evening that no athlete implicated in a past doping scandal will be able to compete in Rio. Russia finished second on the athletics medals table at Beijing 2008 with six gold, five silver and seven bronzes.Of the six gold medals won by the country in athletics, race-walkers Valeriy Borchin and Olga Kaniskina have since been implicated in doping scandals and have served bans – although their failures each came later so they are not currently expected to be stripped of Beijing 2008 gold.Russia finished third in the overall Beijing medals table with 23 gold, 21 silver and 29 bronze.They won medals in a total of 16 sports: aquatics, archery, athletics, basketball, boxing, canoeing, cycling, fencing, gymnastics, handball, modern pentathlon, shooting, tennis, volleyball, weightlifting and wrestling.It is not yet clear which other countries are implicated in the Beijing failures.Several NOCs, including Britain, Australia, France and South Africa, have already said publicly how they have not been contacted by the IOC.last_img read more

De Jong: “Changing coaches is not a good sign”

first_imgIt has been a year since De Jong committed to Barcelona. Since then, the Dutchman has lived a hectic first season that has coincided with the first cessation of a coach at the Blaugrana club for 17 years. A circumstance that the midfielder considers negative in an interview in the newspaper Sport. “Normally when you change your coach, it’s not a good sign. I think we could play better, but we weren’t doing so badly either. We are first in the League, we are in the eighth of the Champions League and we qualify in the Copa del Rey, although it is clear that we do not play as we wanted against Ibiza. We did well with Valverde and I hope we can continue doing well with Setién. “, said. Asked about his performance and his adaptation De Jong says he is very comfortable in Barcelona, ​​but acknowledges that he could do better than he has done so far: “I am very happy because I play a lot, I hope I can continue like this all season. But I hope to improve. I’m playing well so far, but I think I can do much better. I would wear a six. At the moment, a six or a six and a half. I have played many minutes and I have played more or less well, I am happy, but I know that my performance can be much better. “Throughout the interview, De Jong acknowledges that “Riqui Puig is very talented and we could play together”, explain what “Busquets is the one who has helped me the most” and explains that people ask “the Champions when he walks through the city”.last_img read more

Gómez: “Valladolid does not know the interest of Valencia in Salisu”

first_imgFurther, Gomez insisted that these rumors decentralize “any player and above Salisu is young, as was Fernando. Ideally, leave the kid focused, with his things “to remember again that “my impression, as I said the entire winter market, is that Salisu will continue here. There is no fear “ and ended up emphasizing that “I have a board of directors above, but I believe that Salisu will be here until the end of the season”, also sparing incorporations: “If that were the case (if Salisu came out) we would keep the resources we have.” After the presentation of Matheus Fernandes as a new Real Valladolid player, courtesy of Palmeiras, the sports director, Miguel Ángel Gómez, after showing his satisfaction with the signing of the Brazilian and framing it in “market opportunities” He pointed out that “the less talk about Salisu, the better for him. I think that we have corrected last year’s mistake with Fernando and he is very focused. The club has nothing to communicate because we have no record of the interest of Valencia “ regarding the possible hiring of the Ghanaian by the Valencian team for Garay’s injury.last_img read more

LaLiga and Dorna team up to combat audiovisual piracy

first_imgLaLiga and Dorna Sports have reached an agreement which will make the LaLiga technology content protection department provide its services to the protection of the audiovisual rights of the championships administered by Dorna Sports and thus strengthen their commitment to the fight to protect the distribution of legal content, in collaboration with television operators and digital platforms. So, LaLiga will use its own tools to monitor and eliminate illegal audiovisual content from MotoGP and Superbike World Cups hosted on social networks, digital platforms and mobile applications, in addition to those fake profiles that make fraudulent use of the Dorna Sports logo and name and all those related to the championships organized by Dorna. LaLiga’s human, technical and legal resources will be used to “monitor and de-index” those pages that use illegal Dorna Sports content of search engines since the tools created by the LaLiga Content Technology Protection team also allow the monitoring, search and collection of legal evidence to combat illegal transmissions through “IPTV” and “Cardsharing”. Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga acknowledges in the press release issued by Dorna that “with this alliance, LaLiga extends its commitment to combat audiovisual piracy and the union motivates us to continue working to protect the audiovisual value of competitions.”“The fight against piracy is a priority for LaLiga and we will continue to invest in technical tools and human resources to continue advancing in this field”, Thebes stressed. For his part, Manuel Arroyo, Managing Director of Dorna Sports added that “the signing of this agreement shows our complete commitment to the fight against piracy.” “The protection of audiovisual rights is and has always been of the utmost importance to us because, due to the exclusive and attractive nature of the content we produce, the consequences of piracy suffer much more,” said Arroyo.last_img read more