Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. In a clutch performance Saturday, Dormet helped the Islanders (15-6, 10-1 SLC) clinch a share of the Southland Conference title and the No. 2 seed in the 2018 Southland Conference Tennis Tournament in Beaumont, Texas. Corpus Christi defeated Northwestern State (14-8, 8-3 SLC), the No. 3 seed in this week’s tournament, 4-3 to close the season and finish the week 2-0, taking down Central Arkansas (14-6, 7-4 SLC) 7-0 on Thursday. FRISCO, Texas – Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Luna Dormet is the Southland Conference Women’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Luna Dormet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Fr. – Tours, France Honorable Mention: Darinka Tiboldi, Stephen F. Austin; Khee Yen Wee, Sam Houston State; Polina Mutel, Northwestern State. Dormet provided the clinch point for the Islanders in Saturday’s 4-3 contest against the Lady Demons. After dropping the first set 5-7, Dormet won the second 6-2 and had the deciding set tied at four a piece. The freshman from Tours, France, took the next two points to secure the three-set win over NSU’s Emilija Dancetovic and earn the team its third consecutive Southland championship. It was Dormet’s second singles win of the week after defeating Central Arkansas’ QiLi Ma 6-2, 7-5 on Thursday. She also picked up a doubles win at the top flight with Hortense Boscher, defeating the Bears’ Pornpawee Pramethong and Marli Van Heerden 7-5.
FAVORED BELVOIR BAY HANDLES SWITCH IN SURFACE WITH APLOMB AS SHE TAKES $100,000 LAS CIENEGAS STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER PRAT; TRAINED BY MILLER, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS ON WET FAST MAIN TRACK IN 1:15.06ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 12, 2019)–In a race reduced by five scratches to a field of four runners due to a shift in surfaces, today’s $100,000 Las Cienegas went to favored Belvoir Bay, who stalked the early pace and took command a quarter mile from home en route to an authoritative 1 ¼ length tally under Flavien Prat. Owned by Gary Barber and trained by Peter Miller, English-bred Belvoir Bay got 6 ½ furlongs in 1:15.06 over a main track labeled wet fast.“We had a good trip and I was very confident the whole way,” said Prat. “She made a good move around the turn and she did it pretty easily.”Most recently second in a Grade III stakes going 5 ½ furlongs on turf Oct. 12 at Keeneland, Belvoir Bay was off at even money and paid $4.20 and $2.80, with no show wagering.“She’s just unbelievable,” said Miller. “She can do anything, any distance, up to a mile. Any surface, she’s the kind. I think this may have opened some doors to us in the future, to possibly run on dirt. I’ll talk to Mr. Barber and do what we want to do, but we know she can sprint on the grass, obviously.“I was a little concerned when Smith (Mike, aboard eventual runner-up Lady Suebee) came up outside my other horse (Painting Corners) like he did heading up the backside…But Belvoir Bay had everybody in her sights, so it was no problem.”Today’s win marked Belvoir Bay’s eighth stakes win and made her perfect in two main track starts, as she also won the Grade III, one mile Torrey Pines Stakes in August, 2016.In a remarkable career that began with five starts at two in her native England, Belvoir Bay, a 6-year-old mare, is now 23-10-4-2 overall and with the Las Cienegas winner’s share of $60,000, she now has earnings of $642,167.Lady Suebee, who finished 2 ¼ lengths clear of Compelled, was off at 3-1 and paid $3.40 to place.Fractions on the race were 21.63, 43.85 and 1:08.25.Originally scheduled for 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course, the La Cienegas was shifted to the main track due to significant rainfall overnight and into early this afternoon. As a result, today’s running will not be designated as a Grade III stakes, unless the American Graded Stakes Committee, in a decision to be rendered in the coming days, deems today’s running is worthy of graded status.
JOSE MOURINHO will give a vote of confidence to Eric Dier by including him in his starting XI against Bournemouth today.The new Tottenham boss caused a major shock on Tuesday when he substituted the England international – bringing on Christian Eriksen after just 29 minutes of the Champions League match against Olympiakos.2 Jose Mourinho will start Eric Dier vs Bournemouth as he tries to make amends to the midfielder for hooking him early against OlympiakosSpurs were 2-0 down at the time but battled back to win 4-2.But a source close to Mourinho confirmed Dier was in the the Portuguese coach’s team to face Bournemouth at White Hart Lane.He stressed Mourinho was a big fan of the player, who can play in defence or as a holding midfielder.After the match on Tuesday, Mourinho went to great lengths to explain his treatment of Dier was nothing personal.Mourinho said: “The most difficult moment of the game was not when they scored the first two goals, it was when I made the change in the first half.””It hurt the player but also myself. It’s not easy for him or me.”It’s important that the player understands, and I was lucky my choice was a very intelligent boy who has very good understanding of what the team is, because I did it for the team.”It was not about his performance, but what the team needs.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 him”We are losing 2-0, in a very difficult situation in that moment, and I felt that one positional midfield player was enough.”I thought I needed a second creative player who could play with Dele Alli in what I call an open triangle, and not with a closed triangle with two deeper midfielders.”I apologise to Eric, but he knows I did it for the team and not to hurt him. I think the fans understood too.” 2Jose Mourinho says he would not swap the Spurs manager’s job for any other in the world
CHAMPIONSHIP side Charlton are reportedly set to make a move for Troy Parrott with the hopes of taking the striker in on loan.Parrott has found playing time tough to come by under new manager Jose Mourinho despite star striker Harry Kane facing a lengthy spell on the sidelines.1 Troy Parrott could be set for a Championship moveAnd the Daily Star are now reporting that the striker could be set for a loan move to the Addicks.Despite making his Premier League debut under Mourinho, Parrott has not made the squad in recent weeks with a loan move for regular first team football beckoning.Boss Mourinho has been outspoken saying in December that the youngster still needs more time to develop.TIME TO DEVELOP”Parrott is a 17-year-old boy that played five minutes in the Premier League and we’ll give him more time.”He needs more time to develop.”POTENTIALHe said a month later.“I think he has potential. I think he needs to work a lot. He has a process to go through, a process that probably Tanganga had.“One thing is 17 and another thing is 20. We are speaking about three years of distance and three years.“Ok in Tanganga’s case it was three years without a Premier League match, but it was three years or working and playing, playing in his age groups, playing in England national team (youth games), which also gave him some experience.PART OF IT“Then with me it was just the last part of his preparation before he had his first opportunity.“I think Troy has to go through a process. Can he have minutes? Yes he can minutes.“I’m not saying he’s not able to have minutes, but to put on his shoulders the responsibility of replacing somebody to be replaced, I don’t think he’s ready at all.”Parrott, who made his debut in the Carabao Cup against Colchester under Mauricio Pochettino, has made one appearance under Mourinho when coming on against Burnley in December.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH 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 clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidThat came after he made his Ireland debut from the start against New Zealand though he was kept in reserve during the must-win Euro 2020 qualifier with Denmark that was drawn.He has been an unused substitute since, against Bayern Munich in the Champions League and Middlesbrough in the FA Cup.But Kane’s injury has not led to an opening. But he remains close to a call-up with his last game for Spurs’ youth team coming at the end of November.
“You can’t change it now, so just worry about what you can do in 2017,” was the simple mantra from Arthur to his players.The club will look to get off to a bright start when the first football of the year is played in Auckland at the Downer NRL Auckland Nines.Among the more serious penalties imposed on the club for major salary cap breaches wrought by a since-dismissed administration was the stripping of the 2016 Auckland Nines trophy – the club’s first serious silverware since the 1986 premiership.That one still smarts a little for the players given all clubs leave the majority of their highest-paid players at home and several retired greats have gone over as part of an NRL Nines squad from outside their club’s salary cap.Moeroa confessed to being somewhat baffled by the logic in that penalty but insisted the club would be looking to reclaim the trophy on the first weekend in February.”Day one [of pre-season] Brad pretty much said that we can’t change what’s happened in the past, that’s out of our control but what we can control is what happens in the 2017 season,” Moeroa told NRL.com.”That’s what we’ll focus on, righting the wrongs.”That all starts as soon as February 4 in Auckland.”‘BA’ will pick the team a couple of weeks before the tournament. It will definitely be a strong team but we’ll be looking to get that trophy back and bring it back home,” Moeroa said.The fact Parramatta won enough NRL games in 2016 to chalk up 30 competition points, which would have seen them play September but for a 12-point salary cap penalty, gives the club confidence those feats can be repeated in 2017 with those distractions gone.”The boys, we just want to get to Round 1 and start playing some footy. If we get there and start playing some good footy, you never know, come September we’re hopefully in the finals,” Moeroa added.”We definitely have the team to make the finals, it just depends how we perform. Rugby league is a tough competition and to compete week in week out is what will get us there to October.”Among all the other, board-level dramas for the Eels in 2016 was the fact that two of their best players – winger Semi Radradra and half Corey Norman – had their input restricted by off-field disciplinary issues.Moeroa said Norman had returned to training and picked up where he left off, as a serious leader of the team, while Radradra – who continues to visit his ill father in Fiji at every opportunity while also readying for a court case to answer domestic violence charges as well as fielding offers from French Rugby – has been training well since his return.”Semi’s good, he’s been training the house down, that’s all we can ask from him,” Moeroa said.”He’s part of the team, whatever other issues he has going on outside football that’s between him and the management. We’re here to support him but there’s nothing that involves us beside football.”The boys are just there for support, whatever he needs the boys will be there to give him a helping hand.”Of Norman, Moeroa added: “he’s leading the forwards around, controlling the halves, he’s stepping up his game and realising that he can push for rep honours and I think he might have some personal goals that he wants to try and achieve.”Corey Norman, he’s built for the big stage. If he gets the call up to play Origin at some stage he’ll grab it with two hands and I’m sure he’ll kill it.”Of his own Origin hopes, which he hasn’t tried to hide in recent years, Moeroa said: “I’ve just got to have a big year this year and hopefully try and push for an Origin spot. We’ll see what happens. I’ve got to focus on the season. We’ve got to have a big year as a team and we’ll see what happens from there.”
Companies including Digicel TVWAN, Air Niugini and Coca Cola were there to assimilate the occasion.The team did some stunning model poses with a lot of twisting and turning in front of the camera imitating the respective company’s products and uttering brand slogans.Selected players were chosen to represent some companies with their products and were filmed and captured for company’s profiles.The two team captains Noel Zeming and Adam Korave were featured in the TVWAN Sports HD ad whilst others were featured in TVWAN Rugby, Air Niugini and Coca Cola. This was part of Hunters awareness for the 2016 Intrust Super Cup next month.
The Marist F.C boys: David Muta, Tommy Semmy, Koriak Upaiga and Daniel Joe, have flown in today after the return of Michael Foster last week.Foster was the first to return after his club, Malaita Kingz FC, bowed out of the league at 4th placing, which was the best ever placing for the club.The boys have greatly impacted the respective teams they played for.For the four Marist FC boys, the Solomon soccer fans saluted them off with honour as they aided Marist Fire FC to be crowned the champions of the Telekom S-League once again after 6 years.PNG acting High Commissioner to Solomon Islands, Tommy Angau, praised the five men for valiantly waving the red, black and gold colours high in the Telekom Super League.
“As a child, they told me I didn’t have the mind to succeed” He started playing as a child in his garden, with his brother: “Yes, since I was the little brother, I had to recover the ball, it bothered me a little (laughs). More than once we stopped because I was crying. But because I have been a competitor since I was young, I wanted to challenge him, even if he was taller than me. He trained me mentally and also in the way I play football. “He entered his first club at age 7: “I was quite tall, and I learned all the basic technique and worked it with my father. Then I could play a few months with my brother. I was lucky to have my brother on the team, and he was the captain (laughs). Later From that, I always worked like this: I arrived with humility and did my work in the field. Then I gradually integrated. “In Le Pôle-Espoirs de Liévin he had a difficult time. Why? “For uprooting. And then it is adolescence. Between the ages of 13 and 15, we ask ourselves many questions about our future. Do we focus more on football? Do we put more emphasis on studies? What do we do on studies? These are the usual questions for teenagers, but under soccer pressure, boarding school pressure, competition … Besides, I suffered a lot of injuries. It was difficult. “He also had a growth disease and played with pain: “Yes. I always knew how to adapt and clench my teeth. I have played many games with pain, but you must know how to deal with it. Some players do not know how to do it or they cannot do it. I have this ability, I try to know myself well. I interact a lot with the Medical staff and doctors know that when I say something or that I have feelings I am not mistaken. It helps me in my career today. “He has a great mental strength: “It’s not 100%, but talent is only a small part of a career. The mind is the most important thing. I don’t think it was mentally gifted. There are cracks that are noticeable at 10 years old and we say” He will succeed ” “Not me. It was good, but it was not a phenomenon. As a child, I was told that I did not have the mind to succeed. I was too kind, I was not bad enough. When I was more troubled, fewer people believed in me and how much the more he revealed to me, the more really good he was. My best years were when I was promoted. And my worst years were when I played in my category. “ This is the ninth season of Raphael Varane at Real Madrid. The Frenchman, one of the veterans of the white team despite being only 26 years old, is going through a great moment in a personal way. In this holiday break, he looked back with Onze Mondial magazine and in an interview he took stock of his career, analyzed his problems with injuries, talked about his signing for Real Madrid and his evolution in the Madrid team and did not save praise to Cristiano, Zidane and Benzema. Varane gives the clue about Benzema: “Psychologically it is appeased.” “Benzema is at the top of his game. Psychologically I see him calm” There is an anecdote with Cristiano Ronaldo, who tells you during a training: “Varane, go to the middle!” He replies: “I am not Varane, I am Rapha!” Don’t you want disrespect? “No, no, no, it was not disrespectful! I am super nice, I am great, even in the locker room. I am also quite shy. But besides that, when there are difficult times or when you have to show your personality, you can count on me The players who have known me for a while now know it Of course, it is not the aspect of my character that you see more or that you see first, or even that marks more, but there was a time when they should not step on it It was not a matter of respect or disrespect, it was just a matter of “I am not seen, I am not considered too much.” Then it was like: “Oh, I am also here, I also have a name.” It was more like that (laughs). “Soon he dominated the Castilian: “It was more to fit in the dressing room, to be able to communicate with others and understand what is happening. Because I like to understand everything (he smiles).”Pressure in Madrid: “It’s a different pressure. Every day, there are many newspapers, televisions, radios, etc. And what happens in Madrid often has repercussions all over the world. It’s global. The pressure inside the club is also enormous. The fans are extremely demanding Winning is good, but it is never enough, you can always improve things in the game A draw is catastrophic It is a level of standards higher than any club We are sorry and we live with it Not all players can live with this. I’ve seen players who can’t stand it because sometimes it gets in their heads … “He won the Champions League and the World Cup in the same year, but the individual trophies went to other players. Your kind side may have influenced? Shouldn’t it be more extravagant? “Extravagant means making more noise. I’m already in the shade. There are the goals, the most spectacular actions, the different media appearances too. I’m like that, I don’t need to change. I’m not going to change to get something.”He played seven years with Cristiano Ronaldo. What memories do you keep? “Great, great … On a human and football level I don’t even have words anymore. He accomplished something extraordinary: he made the feat normal, banal. And to do that … There are no words to explain it, it’s huge, it’s extraordinary. He taught me a lot and also surprised me. How many times have I said to myself: “Wow, this is strong.”In Madrid he plays with several French: “It goes very well with them! We integrate Ferland Mendy very well. We have a good atmosphere. We laugh a lot together, we stay together. The Spaniards sometimes tell us:” We are going to have meetings in French now (laughs). “Benzema is in top form: “He is clearly at the top of his game. Psychologically, I see him (thinks) … calm. The word that comes to me is appeased. He took his leading role as an attack leader very seriously. No, it doesn’t surprise me anymore. What I find strong the consistency of its performance. Not only the statistics, not only the goals, but what it does in the game, the content of the game, is huge. And that, every three days. “ Then comes Madrid. Why do you choose it? “I was talking about that with Gervais Martel, the president of Lens. I had to accept, it was an exceptional opportunity. I also discussed it with my agent at that time, then with the family. It was a choice. We told ourselves that if it didn’t work it always existed. the possibility of returning. “Zidane put his name on the table and Mourinho agreed: “Yes! It is also his talent. It is they who saw things in me.”It arrived with a conquered territory then: “No, not at all! They make a bet. No one in the club knows me except them (smiles). In Madrid, among the media nobody knows me, among the players nobody knows me. So no, this is not conquered territory.” The return of Zidane: “Good. I know his working method very well. He knows what he can expect from me, he knows me. It’s going well, we’re starting to restart the machine, to find feelings individually and collectively.”However, when you first arrived in 2016, it took a while to completely trust you: “He was not a starter, it is true. He played, but not with the responsibilities he wanted. It lasted about six months. There was also an injury before the Euro, it was not easy. It shows that there is no gift for anyone, it is the high level, without luxuries It made me think a little more. At that moment, I wanted more, and I was a little frustrated, yes. “Tell me a phrase that represents you: “There was a phrase in the Pôle-Espoirs that marked me: ‘Falling is allowed, getting up is mandatory.’ It is something to say to oneself in difficult times.”
Jovic: only 6 minutes from his goal to OsasunaThat afternoon Jovic squeezed his entry into the field in 88 ‘with an express claim after a goal of dry shooting, very typical of the’ 9 ‘that proved it can be. But that did not help him: Zidane did not take him before Celta although Madrid needed help with the 2-2 on the scoreboard, against Levante he stayed at home for having suffered stomach problems during the week and with the City ZZ he put six minutes. That is his poor baggage since he took it out on El Sadar. A Real Madrid without goal Zidane has also cleared one of those responsible for burying the problem, Luka Jovic (22 years old). By surprise and by restoring in the group a Mariano who lives between the stands and the infirmary, the coach left off the list for the Classic (Sunday, 9:00 p.m., Movistar LaLiga) to Serbo-Bosnian. Before, asked at a press conference about why he does not give more opportunities to both points, he replied: “I am not worried because for four months we won games and even without Hazard. We won many games. It’s not about that. The most important thing is have our strength and then we know that we can score goals. And then, as always, I have to choose and that’s it. “ Jovic is 18 in minutes of the template, with 770. The loot he has taken in his 24 participations this season is 2 goals and 2 assists, which means an average participation in a goal every 192.5 minutes. Last year, at Eintracht, he closed it with an average of 97.11 minutes … 18 Jovic is in perfect condition, Hence, his absence in the call has taken him back. Zidane’s decision is especially striking because he was one of the great supporters of his signing (for 60 million euros) and because Leave aside a player who could have found the good train to get on in Pamplona on February 9.
Espanyol added a point against Atlético, insufficient on his way to salvation, but he felt harmed one more week by arbitration. Specifically, for a play in the second half in which Lodi grabs Wu Lei when he was about to finish off a header by Bernardo. “We wonder why that play was not reviewed. One more week we feel hurt. We play a lot so they don’t pay attention to us, ”said institutional spokesman Joan Capdevila. Capdevila commented that “it seems that the referees are afraid to go to the VAR” but that they do not doubt their professionalism. “I think all this is a coincidence. I trust the professionalism of the referees. They should be more synchronized by plays of this kind, ”said the institutional spokesman. In the same line it was shown Víctor Sánchez, captain of Espanyol: “I have seen the play but only one image and it seems to be a penalty, but I have not seen it whole. The club is moving and we are ready on the field because it seems that if you don’t complain a lot, you don’t watch the action on the VAR much. I hope they give us what is ours because lately they are taking things from us. ” “They take Wu Lei, it looks clear in the images. The player gets up and tells the referee four times. I don’t understand how they let plays happen like that. It already happened to us in the first round. Again, another week. I can understand that the referee does not see it, but from the VOR … ”, he added. The former player, curiously from Espanyol and Atlético, commented that “I know that protesting does not earn anything, but everyone has the right to raise their voices. We are playing a lot, We have 12 games left and all points are important. ”