SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ADDRESSES 2020-21 COMPETITIVE STANDARDS

first_imgIn sports without regular-season Conference competition, 2020-21 events will remain as scheduled with all eligible teams participating.  These championships include Men’s and Women’s Cross Country in Hammond, La., Beach Volleyball in Corpus Christi, Texas, Women’s Golf in El Dorado, Ark., Men’s Golf in McKinney, Texas, Men’s and Women’s Indoor Track & Field in Birmingham, Ala., and Men’s and Women’s Outdoor Track & Field in Lake Charles, La.  The track and field events will have limited entries based on regular-season qualifying marks.  “With the unprecedented impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, and the financial restrictions our institutions are expecting in the coming year, the Board of Directors was compelled to take this unusual action,” Southland Conference Commissioner Tom Burnett said.  “The presidents and athletic directors took great care to ensure that championship opportunities remain in place for our student-athletes, but also implemented a serious plan addressing the fiscal realities facing the membership.  We are all planning for this to be a short-term issue with a return to the normal Conference experience as quickly as possible.” The Board did not finalize plans for the 2021 Hercules Tires Southland Conference Basketball Tournament, as the group requested athletic directors and Conference staff to continue reviewing qualification and format scenarios.  A final determination will be made at a later date. At this time, it is expected that the restrictions will only apply to the 2020-21 academic year and previously determined championship site locations will be delayed one year. The league’s university presidents, in consultation with their athletic directors, made a number of changes to postseason championships.  In baseball, women’s soccer, softball and volleyball, the top four regular-season finishers will advance to 2020-21 tournaments at the site of the No. 1 seed.  Baseball and softball tournaments will feature double-elimination competition.  Men’s and women’s tennis teams will also advance their top four regular-season finishers to the tournament as well, but the event will remain in Beaumont, Texas, as previously determined to accommodate coaches who lead both men’s and women’s teams.center_img FRISCO, Texas – The Southland Conference Board of Directors approved a series of 2020-21 competitive standards Wednesday in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic and resulting financial restrictions expected in the coming academic year for the Conference and its members.  The decisions wrapped up the Southland’s modified Spring Meetings, actually a series of virtual gatherings via videoconference technology. -30- In all sports, the presidents approved team travel squad limitations for Conference competitions.  Home teams will not be subject to squad limitations. last_img read more

PL table predicted with Man Utd fifth and Spurs pipping Arsenal to eighth

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED claimed the last Champions League spot in a new data driven simulation of the 2019/20 Premier League season.United beat Wolves to fifth by just five points while Tottenham also snuck ahead of bitter rivals Arsenal to finish eighth.3The project undertaken by FiveThirtyEight sees previous team data collated to simulate the remaining games of the season and produce a final Premier League table for the campaign currently suspended because of coronavirus.With Manchester City, who retained second spot, currently banned from next season’s Champions League, a fifth place finish for their bitter rivals United would be enough to claim a place in European club football’s most prestigious tournament.Leicester, Chelsea and Liverpool took up the remaining qualification places with the latter unsurprisingly hanging on to claim the title.Further down the table, in North London, Spurs’ 55 points was enough to beat Arsenal, on 53, to eighth place and claim a Europa League spot.3 Man Utd nabbed the last Champions League spot in a Premier League table simulationCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 Arsenal were pipped to eighth by TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationWhile at the bottom of the table, things did not go well for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich who were relegated.West Ham managed a narrow escape to finish 17th on 38 points while the doomed trio finished on 36, 34 and 30 respectively.The table also shows each team’s chance of winning the league, qualifying for the Champions League and getting relegated when football returns.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 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 himSo while the Hammers, alongside Watford and Brighton escaped relegation in the simulation, the stats suggest there is a still strong chance they could go down if the season re-starts.The East Londoners have a 31 per cent chance with the Hornets and the Seagulls coming in at 25 and 19 respectively.It also gives Wolves and Sheffield United an outside chance of nabbing a Champions League spot at 23 and 11 per cent.England 1966 World Cup hero and Leeds United legend Norman Hunter dies after testing positive for coronavirus aged 76last_img read more

Sharks v Roosters: Schick Preview

first_imgRiding a 15-game winning streak, the men from the Shire looked unbeatable a month ago. Now they would give anything for two competition points. Their quest for the minor premiership appears over, with Cronulla now duking it out with the Raiders to clinch a top-two finish and home ground advantage for the finals series. Having gone down to the 2010 and 2014 premiers in the past fortnight, the Sharks will try to get their season back on track against the 2013 grand final winners who just so happen to be one of the form sides of the competition. It’s been a season to forget for the Roosters, but their late-season revival has given fans plenty of reason to believe for 2017. The Tricolours dismantled the defending premiers two weeks ago and were even better on Sunday as they trounced the Dragons 42-6 to end their season.  They’ve named the same 17 that took care of the Red V, but it’s a different story for the Sharks who are set to welcome back some much-needed cavalry. Paul Gallen (calf) has been named to return at lock, Chris Heighington shifts back to the bench in place of Kurt Capewell while Sosaia Feki (groin) also returns on the wing in place of Gerard Beale.Watch out Sharks: In the five games since he moved to fullback, Blake Ferguson has scored four tries, produced five try assists, averaged 180 metres per game, and broken 30 tackles for the Tricolours. He was simply unstoppable against the Dragons on Sunday in a game that saw him score two tries, set one up, run for 207 metres and break 11 tackles. He also has a great strike rate against the Sharks, with six tries from seven matches against his former club. Watch out Roosters: While their defence has improved drastically in recent weeks, the Roosters remain susceptible to allowing soft tries close to their own line. The Tricolours have conceded 88 tries this year with a whopping 45 of them coming from 0-10 metres out. That also happens to be Cronulla’s most profitable place to attack from, with the Sharks scoring 40 of their 92 tries from close range. Key match-up: Andrew Fifita v Jared Waerea-Hargreaves. If Sydney’s horrible weather continues this weekend then the battle of the big men up front will be telling. Andrew Fifita has been one of the premier props in 2016, and stepped up in Gallen’s absence last week with 239 running metres and 35 tackles (zero misses). He has made 3,372 metres already this year (fifth in the NRL) has produced 53 offloads (third) and has 95 tackle busts (eighth). It’s been a different story for Jared Waerea-Hargreaves who has been on the comeback trail following a serious knee injury in 2015. But with the lure of a Four Nations jersey at the end of the year, he has returned to career-best form in recent weeks. His opening stint against the Dragons was nothing short of immense, with the Roosters enforcer making 134 metres in the opening 30 minutes.The history: Played 90; Sharks 32; Roosters 56, Drawn 2. The Roosters have an outstanding overall record against the men from the Shire, but it’s been all Cronulla lately with the Sharks winning the past four encounters.What are the odds: The Roosters have been the big firmers with Sportsbet and slightly more money has gone on the outsiders. Roosters 1-12 is the best backed winning margin and they’ve been extremely popular in handicap betting where they’re receiving the points start.Latest odds at Sportsbet.com.au. Match officials: Referee: Matt Cecchin. Assistant referee: David Munro. Sideline officials: Nick Beashel and Jason Walsh. Review officials: Jason Robinson, Bryan Norrie. Senior RO: Luke Patten.   Televised: Fox Sports 1 – Live coverage from 7:30pm.The way we see it: If tipping was purely based on ladder positions then the Sharks would win this by 50. But it’s not, and the fact of the matter is the Roosters are simply not in the same league as most 14th-placed sides. Can James Maloney get one over his former side, or will great mate Mitchell Pearce continue his freakish form? Roosters by 6.last_img read more

The quietest man in the world becomes the protagonist of this bar fight

first_imgPhotograph of a bar. Image: iStock Internet is one of the best inventions in history. Thanks to him, our lifestyle has changed completely and especially when communicating, hence many social networks have appeared. Social networks, such as Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, have helped us greatly in communicating with the rest of society and that is why in our day to day, we always find a moment to share our things. A video of a fight in a bar went viralAn unperturbed man appears eating his kebabSocial networks signal their harmonious tranquilitycenter_img We upload photos and stories, show the music we are listening to at the moment or share news that we find interesting, among many other things, however when we do we are not aware of the popularity that a simple publication can get. When we share things we do it thinking that only our circle of acquaintances will receive it, however there are some publications that go viral and can make a person the center of all eyes.This was the case of Chris Hill, a 52-year-old man who became the protagonist of a video that has already traveled the world. This man was quietly eating a kebab and some fries in a restaurant where suddenly an aggressive fight began. Chris, instead of reacting to seeing this brutal scene, remained seated and enjoying his food at all times, and this fact is what really surprised Internet users.Wow fight In kens kebab pic.twitter.com/WcvGgE2kqY– Beth Deakin? (@xbethdeakin) January 11, 2020The calm reaction of this man has taken all the prominence of the video and many users have created their own memes as a result. Some people compared the men in the fight with personal problems, such as depression or anxiety, and Chris as themselves when facing them. Others decided to equate each of the characters in the video with the current political situation and baptized Chris as Africa and the men in the fight as Iran, USA. and Europe.last_img read more

The ‘cadists’ of Albacete

first_imgFor its part, Querol arrives after having played two half seasons with Cádiz. He has not had much presence with yellow, but in recent games he scored so many important. The ram arrives at a team in need of goal. Albacete, with 18, is the team with the least goals scored in Segunda in what we have been in season. A priori the examarillo will play a place in the attack with Fuster and Acuña. Zozulia is a landline and Querol’s participation will depend on the scheme with which Alcaraz plays.Albacete is played. This past weekend he fell in decline after losing to Oviedo in the Tartiere. The threat of Second B stalks and the examarillos have a lot to say in a team that has been running for three seasons in Second. With Kecojecic and Sergio Sánchez, Albacete recovers the old yellow guard. Both formed in the center of the defense of Cádiz during the last season, in which they were about to play promotion promotion. A priori everything indicates that the position will be alternated. Arroyo, one of the team’s captains, is fixed in the Manchego team. So far he has played every minute. For Kecojevic and Sergio Sánchez to play, Arroyo would have to shift his position to the right back, where he has already played before. Nevertheless Sergio Sánchez must take shape. This season has only played one game and it was in September. Albacete has a ‘piece’ of Cádiz. With the assignments of Querol and Sergio Sánchez There are already six yellow former players in the Manchego team. To the newcomers we must add Kecojevic, which signed by Albacete last summer and has a contract until 2022 and Karim, Eddy Silvestre and Acuña.The latter militated in Cádiz between 2005 and 2009, with a transfer between media in Salamanca. It has been three seasons at Albacete. Silvestre, meanwhile, was yellow during the 2016-2017 season. He played 20 games with the Tacita team; Y Karim, a fixture this season, was last season in Cádiz, although it passed without sorrow or glory.last_img read more

Avoid a good scare at home by leaving loose batteries in drawers

first_imgThe batteries, for example, are a great unknown when putting them in a garbage can or other. Disposing them in a container or another correctly is very important since even if you do not know, if it is not done well it can be a danger. If a metal comes into contact with the positive and negative poles of a battery, a short circuit can be generated that produces a heat level to cause a fire. This situation, even if it causes us a little fear, can make us think that this would never happen in our home … All because we are really not aware of the large number of metal objects we have at home. Keys, chargers, coins and even aluminum foil are objects that contain metal and can be a threat if we put them together with a battery.The most dangerous batteries are 9VAccording to experts, the most dangerous batteries are 9 volts. That is, those that have a rectangular shape, since their poles are located next to each other, but even the best known as AAA batteries and AA batteries can be a risk.The solution to prevent a battery from generating a fire may seem to be keeping all the batteries in one place and away from metal objects. Also, one of the best ways is to store them in their own container or cover the poles with some insulating tape, since the contact between them can also end up in a short circuit. Image: iStock In an effort to keep the environment clean, families around the world separate garbage according to their type in order to recycle them properly. There are products that are easy to recycle such as cardboard or plastic bottles, but there are others that we really don’t know where we have to place them to recycle them properly.center_img Common batteries can generate fires in contact with metalIt is better to store spent batteries in their own containerslast_img read more

Atalanta has hit Champions

first_imgThe catenaccio has been part of the past in Serie A for years, far is the peculiar and well-known defensive style which led to Italian football at such high levels. In return, the Da Vinci country game has evolved to a more offensive and plethoric variant. Proof of this are the strong bets of forward clubs like Lukaku or Cristiano Ronaldo and also the latest participation in Champions, in which both the Rome Like the turinese They have exhibited offensive muscle. And this season, Atalanta has not wanted to be left behind.Why Gian Piero Gasperini has made his team a goal-scoring machine, to the extent that Atalanta is today the third most scoring team in Europe and the fourth with the best half scorer. Thus, the Bergamasco set has scored 63 goals, the same as the Borussia Dortmund, more than him Liverpool or Bayern Munich and only surpassed by the Manchester City and the PSG.With 2.62 goals per gameCuriously, the Italian team has a scoring half scored to that of the Guardiola team and the Parisian team. In fact, only the two German clubs pierce the rival goal on average per game more times than they do. And those responsible for this historic figure are none other than their 5 attack players. ThreatsZapata (8 goals), Muriel (12), Ilicic (14), Gosens (7) and Papu Gómez (6), are the great artificialities of the whole of northern Italy rubbing shoulders with the elite of world football. Among these five players have scored 47 of the 63 goals that has marked your team, or what is the same a 75%In addition, those five players are not only demonstrating scoring smell, but also associative capacity. The midpoint Ilicic accumulates 5 assists, the left inside Gosens another 5 and the veteran Papu Gómez has distributed a dozen goal passes. Also, that a pure 1.90m striker is Hot shoe also take 6 assists, speak very well of the negriazul team, a team that He has already put Valencia in his sights.last_img read more

Vegalta Sendai loses Isaac Cuenca for the next six months

first_imgAfter dialing six goals and give one assist in his debut in the J-League (Japanese First Division) with Sagan Tosu, in whose salvation he ended up playing a fundamental role, Isaac Cuenca accepted Sendai’s offer with the aim of “being up and being able to play Asian competition”, as revealed to AS in an interview published last January.The Catalan, whom Japan had allowed him to relaunch his career, also revealed the interest of Vissel Kobe by Andrés Iniesta, a club with which he could not negotiate due to the Cup final. “Sendai pushed hard and decided to accept,” Isaac revealed Basin. The Spanish will leave the pitch only temporarily. It is estimated that he will return after summer and be available to play the final stretch of the season in Japan. The season in Japan has not yet started and Vegalta Sendai has already been forced to deal with bad news. And is that Isaac Cuenca, the Spanish player in which the club had deposited much of their hopes this course, will be low during the next six months due to an injury to the meniscus of the right knee. Before the Spaniard, Ryutaro Iio (back), Shun Nagasawa and Alexandre Guedes (ankle) were injured.Isaac Cuenca returned to Spain on February 5 and underwent surgery days later. Although the FC Barcelona squad has already started the recovery process, it was not until Wednesday when Vegalta Sendai announced that You will not be able to count on your big star until the end of next August. An absence that will further diminish the team led by Takashi Kiyama, who saw in Cuenca a fundamental piece in attack.last_img read more

The coach Valdir Espinosa, club world champion dies

first_imgThe technician underwent surgery on his abdomen a few days ago and was re-admitted to the hospital on February 20, where he finally died on Thursday morning.He also paid tribute to Espinosa the Botafogo of Rio de Janeiro, which the commander guided in the conquest of the Carioca Championship title after 20 years of fasting and where he served as technical manager since December 2019.“It is with great pain and immense regret that Botafogo de Fútbol y Regatas communicates the death of Professor Valdir Espinosa,” said Botafogo.In homage to “that representative figure” and “his leadership, example and teachings”, the Rio de Janeiro club declared an official mourning of three days.As coach, Espinosa led teams such as Cerro Porteño of Paraguay, Al-Hilal of Saudi Arabia, Japanese Tokyo Verdy and Las Vegas City of the United States.In Brazil, he commanded major clubs in the country, such as Flamengo de Rio de Janeiro, Vasco da Gama, Fluminense, Palmeiras and Corinthians, in addition to the Botafogo and the Guild of Porto Alegre. Brazilian coach Valdir Espinosa, world champion of clubs and Libertadores with the Guild, died 72 years after being subjected to abdominal surgery, sports sources reported Thursday.“Today the day dawned sad, we say goodbye to our idol Valdir Espinosa. We will be eternally pleased to have led us to our greatest glories,” said the Guild in a message of tribute hung on their social networks.“May you continue to guide our Tricolor hearts from up there,” the formation completed.Born in Porto Alegre, regional capital of the southern state of Rio Grande do Sul, Espinosa began his football career as a player of the Guild, which he would become a coach years later and win the Copa Libertadores and the Club World Cup in 1983.The tricolor club also considered Espinosa as “one of the greatest technicians in its history”.“Under Espinosa’s command, Gremio opened the doors of the continent and the world to Rio Grande do Sul,” the group said in a note of condolences.last_img read more

Carrasco in front of a drama

first_imgThe Belgian and Trippier are new in their eleven (Arias did not travel, third tier followed). Thomas arrives and this Thomas is key, everything happens for him, as for Koke. Above Morata and Correa, the first dry, the second, the goal. Armas del Cholo before a Cornellà, separate urgencies, which always resists him. Espanyol plays without a net. Each match is an opportunity to grab life or add another weight in the foot to that hole: descent. Sunk in the table, colista, eliminated from Europe on Thursday, grabs his third coach in the season, Abelardo. Receive a reborn Atleti who is looking for in Cornellà what his season is missing: winning away from home.Playing without Espanyol net is the obligation to win, have someone in front of you (follow the game live on As.com). Be it called Atlético, Simeone or Costa, who, by the way, returned to a rojiblanca call in the League. There is no other. It is the urgency that compels. At least he has found an oxygen bottle. His name is Raúl de Tomás, one of his winter signings. Today is more than half Espanyol. He has scored in the five games he has played since he signed. When he plays it is hope (three wins, one draw and one defeat) when not everything returns to be desert (one win, one draw and three losses). And today he plays, recovered from his troubles. The other additions, Cabrera and Embarba, also work. The first is solidity in a defense in need of it. The games always slip out there. One mistake, two per game and the sentence: defeat. The losses of David López (sanction) and Marc Roca (injury) worry. They hold in the spinal cord. Víctor Sánchez and Darder can take their place today against Atlético.The wounds with which Atlético traveled An Atlético who traveled to Cornellà with the memory of two recent injuries, 3-0 and 1-0 Espanyol in the last two seasons and a band aid: the particular balance of Cholo in front of Abelardo. Of seven confrontations the Argentine won the Asturian six by one. A Simeone who traveled without Giménez (discomfort in one knee; injuries this season are his crucis route) with Costa on the list, Oblak on the eleven and a plan: to give ownership to Carrasco. It would be the first since his return.last_img read more