June 2, 2020
  • 9:56 am Abilene Christian’s Hunter Holman Honored as Men’s Tennis Player of the Week
  • 9:48 am TALENTED SANTA ANITA SIMULCAST TEAM SET FOR AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27
  • 9:47 am LEGENDARY JOCKEY RAY YORK, WHO WON THE 1954 KENTUCKY DERBY AT AGE 20 ABOARD SANTA ANITA-BASED DETERMINE, DIES AT 86
  • 9:24 am Arsenal vs Spurs set to overtake Liverpool vs Everton as Prem’s dirtiest derby
  • 9:24 am Arsenal and Spurs can’t afford to lose… both should be happy with draw

first_imgThis is ACU’s second consecutive honor after junior Josh Sheehy won the award Jan. 30. With the team match tied at 3-3 against Air Force and down 1-0 at No. 6 singles, Holman battled back to take the next two sets 6-2, 6-3 to claim the game-winning point for Abilene Christian. Holman had secured the doubles point for the Wildcats with teammate Cole Lawson at the No. 3 slot earlier in the dual match, defeating the Falcons’ Luke Sanderson and Paul Hendrix 6-4. The senior from Dallas headed into the match having already defeated Oral Roberts’ Eddie Leardini at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-2 and besting Leardini and Alvaro Santamaria in doubles action 6-3 that day. Holman went 4-0 across the Wildcats’ (8-5) two matches Saturday to lead the team to a 2-0 day at home. ACU defeated Oral Roberts 5-2 before snagging the 4-3 win over Air Force. The Wildcats next hit the court Feb. 16 when they host Hardin-Simmons at 11:45 a.m. CT before welcoming McMurry at 3 p.m. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Hunter Holman – Sr. – Dallas, Texas FRISCO, Texas – Hunter Holman of Abilene Christian is the Southland Conference Men’s Tennis Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. 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. Honorable Mention: Francisco Bendana, UIW; Sebastian Santibanez, Lamar.last_img read more

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first_imgTALENTED SANTA ANITA SIMULCAST TEAM SET FOR AUTUMN MEET OPENER ON FRIDAY, SEPT. 27 YU, LURIE, BALL, CADMAN & SIEGEL BRING WIDE BREADTH OF EQUINE EXPERIENCE TO VIEWERS ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 20, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced a diverse and talented simulcast team of five, all of whom will be in place for its 23-day Autumn Meet, which opens next Friday, Sept. 27.Long on experience and first-hand knowledge in most all aspects of the Thoroughbred business, hosts Michelle Yu and Peter Lurie, along with analysts Millie Ball, Zoe Cadman and Siegel, comprise a truly unique team that brings players far more than a review of individual past performances and current odds.With Yu and Lurie “quarterbacking” proceedings, Ball, Cadman and Siegel provide workout and race analysis as well as timely interviews.Yu brings enthusiasm, spontaneity and many years of Thoroughbred experience to Santa Anita’s airwaves.  Raised in nearby Walnut, CA, she began riding horses at age three and played polo while attending the University of Louisville.  Regarded as a great interviewer, Yu’s bubbly, fun-filled demeanor has endeared her to fans and horsemen alike.  Her extensive broadcast credits include stints at Fox Sports, HRTV and TVG.Married to trainer Ryan Hansen, she’s an integral part of the stable’s daily operation.An accomplished voice actor prior to his involvement in racetrack television, Lurie was bitten by the racing bug at a young age, as he often accompanied his late father to the races at Santa Anita, Hollywood Park and Del Mar.  A longtime partner in Black Diamond Stable, Lurie has also dabbled in breeding and in addition to being an astute handicapper, he also enjoys interviewing jockeys, trainers and others involved in racing.Millie Ball, like Zoe Cadman, was born in England.  A longtime exercise rider for the late Charlie Whittingham and Bob Baffert, Ball also doubles as a workout analyst for XBTV and provides fans with keen, in depth analysis that includes “inside the ropes” access that often proves invaluable. Married to trainer Tim Yakteen, she’s in the Santa Anita Stable Area on a daily basis.Cadman, a successful jockey in the Midwest and East, has tremendous connections that are national in scope and which often pay significant dividends at race time. Bubbly, witty and likeable, Cadman, like Ball, doubles as an XBTV analyst and enjoys tremendous access, which coupled with her well-honed handicapping skills, make her daily on-air presentations compelling television.A prominent Southern California public handicapper in the 1970s, 80s, 90s and into the 2000s, Jeff Siegel parlayed his love affair with Thoroughbred racing into a successful partnership with nationally renowned owner/breeder Barry Irwin, as the two of them formed Clover Racing in the 1980s and struck gold in 1989 when their Marshal Law won the $1 million Santa Anita Handicap with Martin Pedroza up at odds of 50-1.A tremendous analyst, Siegel is able to provide viewers with concise commentary while speaking from more than 45 years of professional experience. Like Ball and Cadman, he’s also an integral part of the XBTV team as well.In addition to the “Big Five,” Cuban-born George Ortuzar, whose race by race printed analysis entitled “Santa Anita Hoy,” appears in each day’s racing program, also makes one on-camera appearance per day, providing Spanish speaking fans with an entertaining two minute analysis of the entire racing program.For more information on Santa Anita’s 23-day Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

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first_imgLEGENDARY JOCKEY RAY YORK, WHO WON THE 1954 KENTUCKY DERBY AT AGE 20 ABOARD SANTA ANITA-BASED DETERMINE, DIES AT 86ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 25, 2020)–Ray York, who gained international fame by winning the 1954 Kentucky Derby at the age of 20 in 1954, has died at age 86 due to the effects of a one-year battle with pneumonia at an extended care facility near Bakersfield, CA.“Ray passed away peacefully this past Sunday,” said Michael McKay, York’s longtime girlfriend.  “He loved racing so much and all the people he had known over the years, but we haven’t been able to visit Santa Anita for several years due to his health,” she added.  “We had a great time together and we traveled quite a bit.  We went to China, Ireland, Italy, Nova Scotia, Alaska and we visited England three times.  Ray was so much fun, always laughing and always talking.”York, who was born on Nov. 23, 1933 in Gloucaster, MA, was gregarious and full of energy well into his 80s.  He won major stakes on both coasts and was considered one of the top riders of his era, which included the likes of Bill Shoemaker, Johnny Longden, Eddie Arcaro, Donald Pierce, Bill Hartack,  Milo Valenzuela and others.Determine, a diminutive grey colt by Alibhai, also won the 1954 Santa Anita Derby and 1955 Strub Stakes with York and he would go on to a successful career as a stallion, siring the winner of the 1962 Kentucky Derby, Decidedly.Affectionately nicknamed “Walkie-Talkie” by fellow jockey Angel Valenzuela in the early 1950s, York was the life of any party and remained a great interview long after his official retirement as an active rider in 1992.“In his day, Ray could ride with anybody,” said trainer Clay Brinson from his Turf Paradise base in Phoenix, AZ.  “Ray had great instincts and he was a big-money jock, no question.  As a kid, he was one of the guys I looked up to and learned from. I rode with him in California and Chicago and he won a lotta races for my dad (trainer Ross Brinson).  Ray had a great personality and he gave everybody their money’s worth, owners, trainers and the people betting on the horses.”A winner of 3,082 races, York was recognized for his professionalism on and off the track by the racing press, when in 1955, they voted him the winner of Santa Anita’s prestigious George Woolf Memorial Jockey Award.With his first major Santa Anita stakes win coming aboard the Jimmy Jordan-trained Phil D. in the 1952 San Antonio Handicap, York would go on to win 26 added money events at The Great Race Place, putting him 34th on the track’s all-time list.York won his second Santa Anita Derby in 1959, aboard the Bob Wheeler-trained Hall of Fame filly Silver Spoon, with whom he also won that year’s Santa Anita Oaks.A winner of the 1964 Hollywood Gold Cup aboard the Wally Dunn-conditioned Colorado King, York was a three-time leading rider at Del Mar (1957, 62 & 64) and would shift his tack to Turf Paradise in the late sixties, where he won seven races in one day in 1970.Close friends with trainer Henry Moreno, who also passed away on Sunday, York suited up one final time to ride Moreno’s 4-year-old gelding Culebra to a 10th place finish in a claiming race at Santa Anita on Jan. 13, 2000, thus becoming the first jockey to ride in seven decades.A longtime resident of Kern County, CA, Ray York is survived by his girlfriend Michael McKay, and three children from his first marriage, daughter, Bonnie (Wunner) and two sons, Ray Jr. and Jeff York.  Funeral services for York will be held at Erickson and Brown Funeral Home in Taft, CA, Saturday, March 7 at 1 p.m.last_img read more

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first_imgArsenal v Tottenham- Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clash ARSENAL vs Tottenham is poised to become the DIRTIEST derby in Premier League history this weekend.The two North London giants go head-to-head at the Emirates this weekend, both aiming to bounce back from disappointing losses last week.5 Arsenal vs Spurs is set to become the dirtiest derby in Premier League history5 Arsenal vs Spurs is currently second in terms of dirtiest derbiesCredit: Reuters5 Liverpool vs Everton is the dirtiest derby in Prem history… for nowCredit: Bradley Ormesher – The Times5 Arsenal vs Spurs is no stranger to big fouls and red cardsCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdSpurs slipped 1-0 at home to relegation candidates Newcastle as their dreadful run continues, while Arsenal were thumped 3-1 by Liverpool at Anfield.With so much at stake, expect a fiery derby from a match that historically sees 4.3 cards shown per game.In 54 North London derbies, 219 yellow cards have been shown, to go with 13 reds.The total tally of 232 cards is just ONE behind the 233 shown in Merseyside derbies between Liverpool and Everton.With Arsenal vs Spurs averaging 4.3 cards per match over the past 27 years, they look set to take the lead in the dirty derby stakes.In terms of cards shown per game – instead of total cards – Newcastle vs Sunderland ranks as the ugliest clash, at five. MORE ARSENAL STORIESLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’HOMECOMINGDavid Luiz confirms Benfica talks with Arsenal contract set to expire in JuneGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansPAIN IN THE ASSEArsenal lose out on starlet Aouchiche as he takes Saint-Etienne medicalLEW BEAUTYTeenage winger George Lewis, 19, signs Arsenal contract after successful trialMeanwhile, Arsenal could start Nicolas Pepe, Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang and Alexandre Lacazette in the North London derby.Unai Emery has been slated by fans and pundits, including Ian Wright, alike for not starting his star trio together – with Lacazette on the bench for Liverpool defeat.Now, Gunners chief Emery may unleash the terrifying threesome on one of the biggest stages: The North London derby.5 Tottenham vs Arsenal games are no stranger to cards being shownCredit: PA:Press Associationlast_img read more

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first_imgONLY the fourth game of the season.A long way to go.3 With so much at stake, Pochettino and Emery might be happy with a point eachCredit: Getty – ContributorYet even before the first international break of the new campaign, Sunday’s North London derby – one of the most ferocious and dirtiest derbies in football – feels like it means so much more.Not just a game that both Arsenal and Spurs are desperate to win.But one in which defeat would reverberate for weeks, maybe months, to come.And a match that could, indeed, shape the way the whole of the rest of the campaign and the battle for the top four places plays out.Tottenham’s horror show home upset by Newcastle last weekend has definitely upped the stakes for Mauricio Pochettino – who has denied “stupid  rumours” he will quit after Sunday – and his men.Senior figures at Spurs were angered, outraged and infuriated by speculation the Argentine is ready to walk, win or lose, after Sunday.In truth, that seems an unlikely prospect.After all, if Christian Eriksen does leave for PSG in a £90million move by Monday’s European deadline, it will have been something Pochettino has been preparing for all summer, one of the reasons he was so keen to bring in Giovani Lo Celso.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneBut there is no question that Tottenham, so long a happy ship under Pochettino’s demanding reign, are wobbling.And on the verge of suffering something far more demoralising if they fail again at the home of their greatest rivals.The vast majority of Tottenham fans cannot get their heads round Pochettino’s refusal to select Jan Vertonghen – who is being targeted by Bayer Leverkusen – for any of the first three games of the campaign.It appears that the issue is the Belgian’s physical condition and application in training.Yet most Spurs supporters would rather see him alongside Toby Alderweireld, adding natural balance and a long-term understanding to a rocky back line, than Davinson Sanchez.For many of them, it is further evidence of Pochettino’s intransigence, reminiscent of the way he froze out, not just Kyle Walker in 2017, but Alderweireld the following season, the likes of Nabil Bentaleb and Andros Townsend before that and, more recently, Vincent Janssen.SPURS ARE WOBBLINGMost of the time, of course, Pochettino has been vindicated.He may feel the need to start Eriksen at The Emirates and has Dele Alli available too.Heung-min Son will definitely be sharper for having had 90 minutes under his belt and Lo Celso is seeking to find his sharpness. Maybe Harry Kane will be in better nick, as well.Yet Spurs make the short trip along the Seven Sisters Road as underdogs. Big underdogs.Unsurprisingly, in truth. After all, they have only won twice in the League at Arsenal since the formation of the Prem – the initial meeting in May 1993 and the comeback win from two down under Harry Redknapp in 2010.Arsenal fans do not need reminding of that fact. Nor do the Spurs supporters.3 Dele Alli and Heung-min Son could be crucial for TottenhamCredit: Getty Images – GettyIndeed, in recent seasons, the Emirates has been a chastening venue, Spurs’ pretensions and expectations swiftly doused and destroyed.Add in the fact that Pochettino is without Tanguy Ndombele and likely to have to field Moussa Sissoko at right-back – the alternative is Eric Dier – and there is pressure on Unai Emery, too.Arsenal may have salvaged some pride with their last few minutes at Liverpool but the first 80 or so were less impressive, especially defensively.This is a game where David Luiz, brutally exposed against Spurs when in a Chelsea shirt at Wembley last season, has to stand up and be counted for his new manager.Emery’s judgement on the Brazilian, no question, is on trial – especially after the horror show against Liverpool.They did win the first two games, against Newcastle and Burnley, yet neither display was particularly convincing.Emery has to decide whether this is the time to unleash his three most potent attacking talents – Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Alexandre Lacazette and Nicolas Pepe – in a trident for the first time.Spurs’ defensive vulnerabilities, especially if it is Sissoko alongside Sanchez on the right, suggest it is.And yet, after all the build-up, if Emery crashes and burns on Sunday, it will, for many, feel like Ground Zero all over again. That, for all the talking of the talk, Arsenal are unable to walk the walk.3Latest Arsenal newsLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesCONT ME OUTArsenal’s Lacazette ‘not interested’ in joining Inter as Martinez’s replacementGossipINTERESTED PARTEYArsenal ‘most interested’ in Thomas Partey but coronavirus delays talksGUNNER GOLuiz ‘has to go’, Saliba ‘a concern’ and Mustafi not at right ‘level’, says KeownAT YOUR BOC AND CALLTorreira reveals ‘dream and desire’ to one day play for Boca JuniorsWRIGHTY’S OUTRAGEIan Wright says video of George Floyd’s death in US left him ‘drained’A win, for either manager, will be a triumph and a vindication, combined.Likewise, defeat will not just sting. It will bring questions, doubts and anger.Maybe they will both be happy to walk away with a 1-1 draw…Arsenal manager Unai Emery says that Mesut Ozil is fit to face Tottenhamlast_img read more

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first_imgStevie wonder 😂😂pinging in a bottom corner finish 🤣— Morgan (@Morgan07491922) February 2, 2020 STEVEN Bergwijn got off to the best possible start in a Tottenham shirt, scoring an emphatic volley to put Spurs in the lead against Manchester City.Fans were soon distracted after commentator Martin Tyler shouted “Stevie Wonder” after the goal, leaving many laughing and questioning what Tyler had said.Social media soon went crazy with fans laughing at the comment.Bergwijn controlled the ball with his chest before volleying the ball into the bottom corner to put Spurs 1-0 up.Man said Stevie Wonder 😂😂👍🏻 am I living a nightmare right now what is life— Grant (@21psw) February 2, 2020 MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMOST 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSpurs soon doubled their lead, with Son Heung-Min rifling into the bottom corner from the edge of the area.The win pushes Spurs up to fifth, four points off the Champions League places.City stay 22 points off leaders Liverpool, as they continue their battle for second with Leicester City.Tottenham complete £27m Steven Bergwijn transfer after scouting PSV star for entire season Please tell me Martin Tyler hasn’t dropped a Stevie Wonder reference there 😂 https://t.co/XRaKMTVPVo— Reginaldo Rosario 🇵🇹 (@Regi1700) February 2, 2020 Imagine scoring your first PL goal just for the commentator to call ye stevie wonder 🤣🤣🤣— Aaidann (@aallan1967) February 2, 2020 WHY DID MARTIN TYLER CALL BERGWIJN STEVIE WONDER😂😂😂😂— Aaron (@Aaron____TM) February 2, 2020 Whys martin tyler just shouted STEVIE WONDER when that goals gone in im crying— Tom Howard (@TomHowardinho) February 2, 2020last_img read more

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first_imgDefending series’ champions South Africa won the tournament beat the All Blacks Sevens 24-12 in the decider.The South Africans led 19-0 at half time, but the New Zealanders closed with two tries to Andrew Knewstubb and Scott Curry, before the Boks sealed the game with a late try.New Zealand had a player sin-binned in the first half and South Africa in the second half.New Zealand had beaten Kenya 14-12 and England 14-5 on the way to the final.The New Zealand women finished fifth in their tournament yesterday.The next round is in South Africa next weekend.last_img

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first_imgThey defeated home team Stop and Shop Port Moresby Vipers during a close encounter 16-14 thanks to kicker Charlie Simon.Both teams scored three tries but Tigers had the upper hand converting two tries while Vipers only converted one.The visiting team was the first to score through right wing Robert Vuni 10 minutes into the game followed by a successful conversion by Charlie Simon 6-0.Boosted with two SP Hunters players Sebastian Pandia and Adam Korave, Vipers fought back to score five minutes later through powerhouse Pandia. An unsuccessful conversion had Vipers trailing 6-4.23 minutes into the game Tigers scored their second try through forward Nao Boge who slipped past the strong defence to score a try up the middle taking the score to 12-4 after a successful kick by Simon.Vipers came around to score their second try nine minutes to half time through Richard Kambo followed by a successful conversion by Sebulon Ragi and Vipers were trailing 12-10 at half time.Both teams suffered from careless ball handling in most of the second half with a lot of dropped balls during tackles which put pressure on their game.Tigers scored their third try through inside centre Pasu Awani 13 minutes into the second half taking the score to 16-10 after an unsuccessful kick.Vipers fought back scoring their third try through Bredan Gotuno 16-14. The home side had the chance to level the score but another unsuccessful conversion had them trailing by two points at full time.In other matches today, up at the National Sports Institute (NSI) in Goroka, home team Lahanis defeated Agmark Rabaul Gurias 30-28.In Mendi Hela Wigmen defeated Simbu Lions 34-14. Lions suffered their first loss while in Wabag, Enga Mioks lost to Mendi Muruks 26-24 and newcomers Waghi Tumbe played well to beat Mt. Hagen Eagles 11-10 in Minj.last_img read more

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first_imgThe women’s team are in pool A with Tahiti, Guam and Nauru, while pool B see’s American Samoa, Solomon Islands, Fiji and New Caledonia together. “It will be a tough game and I expect the new members of the team to be challenged by their opponent, while for the men’s team they are expected to face a tougher challenge from New Caledonia, Fiji and American Samoa should they face off in the crossover,” Daroa said. “The women’s quest for gold begins with a baptism of fire against Tahiti who they haven’t faced since 2013’s Pacific Open Championships in Wellington, New Zealand.” PNG Basketball Federation president Nick Daroa said the draw for Team PNG has PNG against some of the best teams, but said in the event that the round robin competition does a crossover PNG should be looking at the facing teams they have defeated in the past. From PACNEWS The competition will kick off on Friday July 3 at 1pm and will end with the gold medal play off for the men’s on Sunday July 12 at 3pm. All basketball competitions will be held at the Taurama Aquatic Centre Courts –BSP Arena while the semi finals and finals will be held at the Sir John Guise Indoor Stadium –PNG Power Dome.last_img read more

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first_imgThey’re the regular clubs: Madang Fox FC, Admiralty FC, last season’s minor premier team Hekari United FC, champion Lae City Dwellers FC and FC Port Moresby.Newcomers on board are Lae United FC, Erema FC from Kerema, Huawei PS FC and Rapatona.Ten spaces are available this season,  limited to only five for the Southern Region and five for Northern Region with preference to those that address all affiliation criteria.Criteria include franchise clubs must be incorporated as a company and be registered with IPA and there is to be no conflict of ownership.Clubs must either have their home ground or demonstrate their ability to have their own ground within 3 years.They must also be able to adequately demonstrate their ability to meet all financial commitments during the season.Oro FC and PNG Football Association development team Besta United FC that participated last season are yet to indicate interest.NSL urges clubs to submit their expression of interest with a fee of K5000 by mid this week.last_img read more

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