Top-Seeded Ladyjacks Take Down No. 8 Privateers

first_img2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – Top-billed Stephen F. Austin sealed a spot in the semifinal round at the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament Friday afternoon with a 3-0 win over No. 8 New Orleans inside Farris Gym in Conway, Ark. Senior outside hitter Xariah Williams led the Ladyjacks with 11 kills, while the SFA defense combined for eight blocks to limit the Privateers to a .165 hitting percentage.Set OneNew Orleans jumped out early with five-straight points before the Ladyjacks found their way onto the scoreboard. The Privateers held on to the advantage until a kill by SFA’s Taya Mitchell evened the score at 8-8. Corin Evans then followed up with back-to-back kills, giving the Ladyjacks their first lead of the match. Rhyan Rand brought UNO level once again with a service ace to lock the score at 12-12. Danae Daron responded with a kill on an assist from Margaret Dean, giving SFA its final lead of the set. Dean closed out the set with her first ace of the day, downing UNO 25-17. Stephen F. Austin was boosted by Williams and Evans who combined for 10 of the Ladyjacks’ 16 kills. Ann Hollas also tacked on an ace of her own to help boost the SFA hitting percentage to .364, while Madelynn Miller collected nine digs.Set TwoThe two teams traded blows to start the second set, tying the score seven times within the opening 14 points. New Orleans then jumped ahead 14-12 on a kill from Brianna Vega, followed by an ace from Rand.  The lead was swapped three more times before SFA finished off the set 25-23 on an ace from Ariana Pagan. Williams continued her explosive offensive throughout the second set with five more kills on 10 swings to bring the Ladyjacks to 28 kills.Set ThreeStephen F. Austin closed out the afternoon with a 25-21 third-set victory following five kills and five assists from Hollas, who registered a .833 hitting percentage in the final set. The Ladyjacks overcame a .167 team hitting percentage with a huge defensive effort that was highlighted by five team blocks and 20 digs.Stephen F. Austin advances to the semifinal round where they will take on the match-four winner between No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi and No. 5 Central Arkansas. Opening serve is slated for a 2:30 p.m. CT start inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET PICK SIX JACKPOT HAS TWO WINNING TICKETS ON SATURDAY, EACH WORTH $56,382 AS THREE ‘LIVE’ HORSES IN THE LAST RACE AGAIN FAIL TO PRODUCE A SINGLE TICKET WINNERARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 9, 2019)–With just one exception, double digit payoffs were the order of the day in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Pick Six Jackpot, with the result being there were two consolation tickets with six winners, each worth $56,382.As has been the case now for three consecutive days, there were three “live” horses in the 11th and final race, but all three, #8 Lucky Lately (8-1), #1 Lucky Stepper (33-1) and #4 Tip Top Gal (64-1) fell far short, finishing fourth, ninth and 12th, respectively.With $211,098 in “new” money wagered, today’s total Jackpot pool was $275,617, which has helped to create a Rainbow Pick Six carryover into Sunday of $112,846.50.Beginning with today’s sixth race, $2 win payoffs in the Rainbow Six sequence were as follows:  Race six, Hero for Hire, $26.00; race seven, True Valour, $25.00; race eight, Much Better, $2.80; race nine, Platinum Warrior, $34.40; race 10, Tanners Pride, $12.80 and race 11, Settle It, $18.40.First post time for Sunday’s nine race card is at 12:30 p.m.  Approximate post time for race four, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2:02 p.m. PT.For additional information please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgSANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX CARRYOVER OF $252,762 INTO SUNDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR A NINE-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M. ARCADIA, Calif. (April 27, 2019)–Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot remained elusive on Saturday, as once again, there was no single ticket winner, resulting in a Jackpot carryover of $252,762.With $175,793 in “new” Rainbow Six money wagered, today’s total pool reached $388,310, and although there was no single ticket winner, there were 30 consolation tickets with six winners, each worth a healthy $3,157.50.Sunday’s Rainbow Six will begin with race four, which has an approximate post time of 2:31 p.m. PT.Saturday’s main event, carded as race five, is the $100,000 Singletary Stakes for 3-year-olds at one mile on turf. The 3-1 favorite on Jon White’s morning line is the Jeff Bonde-trained King of Speed, who will be ridden by Victor Espinoza.First post time for a nine-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m. For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Jimmy Greaves, 80, out of hospital after a week and at home with wife Irene

first_imgJIMMY GREAVES has returned home after spending a week in hospital.The Tottenham and England legend, 80, is now recovering under the watchful eye of wife Irene.3 Jimmy Greaves scored 266 goals in 379 appearances for SpursCredit: PA:Press AssociationGreaves was taken to hospital on April 7, but it is not believed he had not contracted coronavirus or suffered another stroke.His son, Andy, revealed that he returned home from hospital on Tuesday night as he thanked the staff that cared for him.He said: “Mum was delighted to welcome Dad home last night and we can’t thank the doctors and nurses, and all the NHS staff who cared for him, enough.”He hasn’t been a well man for some time but the way he keeps fighting everything that comes at him continues to make us proud.”As well as those who have cared for Dad in the past week, and in the past five years, we would like to thank the public for their support.”Rock legend Phil Collins has made a “substantial donation” to help the ex-Chelsea, West Ham and Spurs striker in his battle against illness.Greaves has struggled with health problems since he suffered a stroke nearly five years ago.He now uses a wheelchair and is cared for around the clock by family and carers that visit him several times per day.3 Jimmy Greaves played for the likes of Chelsea, Spurs and West HamCredit: PA:Empics Sportmost 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutThe 80-year-old hung up his boots almost 49 years ago, but still holds the record of most goals in the English top flight with 357.Greaves also still has the top spot for Tottenham after scoring a record 266 goals in 379 appearances.The legendary forward also bagged 44 goals in 57 games for England and was part of the 1966 World Cup winning squad.3 Jimmy Greaves alongside Tottenham and England star Harry KaneCredit: Getty – ContributorTottenham’s Jimmy Greaves scores terrific team goal in5-1 drubbing of Manchester United in 1965last_img read more

Jared Waerea-Hargreaves re-signs with the Roosters

first_imgThe 27-year-old Kiwi international has been rewarded for his outstanding form in 2016, adding a further three years to his existing contract.“Everyone who knows me knows how much the Roosters mean to me,” Waerea-Hargreaves said.“It’s an honor to wear the Roosters jersey and to represent our area, and I consider myself incredibly fortunate to know that I’ll continue to be part of the team we have here for at least the next four years.””He’s a key leader of our forward pack on the field, and as vice-captain, an integral member of our leadership group off the field, so it’s great to know that Jared will continue to play his role at the Roosters in the coming years,” Coach Trent Robinson said.last_img

Karmichael Hunt thrilled with debut

first_imgPhoto by: Michael Dodge (Wallabies Karmichael Hunt (L) and Dane Haylett-Petty celebrate a try against Fiji in Hunt’s rugby union test debut). Auckland-born Hunt received a big tick of approval following his performance at No.12 for the Wallabies in their 37-14 win over Fiji in Melbourne. It was a gamble for Michael Cheika to pick Hunt at inside-centre, given that the last time the 30-year-old featured there was for the Queensland Reds in round two last season. After a successful career in the NRL and then a stint with AFL club Gold Coast Suns, Hunt hit the headlines for all the wrong reasons during his transition into the 15-man code in 2015. Hunt was fined $30,000 by the Australian Rugby Union and suspended for six weeks after being charged with possession of cocaine. Hunt pleaded guilty to four counts of cocaine possession and was fined $2500 but no conviction for the offences was recorded.Having moved on from such a turbulent period in his career, Hunt found it hard to describe the feeling of making his Wallabies debut. “To get to this point has been a hard journey and wasn’t guaranteed with everything that went on,” Hunt said. “I’m really going to let it soak in. It was highly unlikely a few years back, so to be here now is a dream come true to be honest. “For me, I’m probably savouring the moment a lot more being a little bit older and more mature. It was good to be able to get my debut and get out there and complete 80 minutes and hopefully I’ll be better for the run.” One of the most interesting things about Hunt’s debut was the number of times he lined up at first receiver, with No.10 Bernard Foley on the outside of him. Cheika has always been a fan of employing two playmakers at No.10 and No.12 and in a first hit-out Hunt showed he could provide excellent assistance to Foley with his sharp passing and game awareness.  Hunt said trying to learn a myriad of different plays in just five training days was “hectic” and even though he felt out of his comfort zone, he was pleased with his first showing in a gold jersey. “I just had to get used to it and step up to playmaker,” Hunt said. “Being out of my comfort zone at 12, I was surprised by the fact when I got named at 12 but to be able to get out there and put a performance in and get my bearings … it is a relief. “It was hectic, trying to cram. I used to do that in grade 12 but never got the good grades. All in all, the most important thing for me was to back myself in terms of the knowledge I had gained.” Hunt now joins Folau in an illustrious club of players to reach the pinnacle of three different football codes. From their days at the Brisbane Broncos and running out together for Queensland in State of Origin clashes, Hunt said he loved having his good mate out on AAMI Park with him. “Our history is pretty well documented,” Hunt said. “Some of the best times we had were playing together at the Broncos and since then we’ve played opposite each other but to be on the same field was fantastic seeing him perform the way he did. I couldn’t be happier.” The Wallabies arrived in Sydney on Sunday and will begin preparing to take on Scotland, who beat Italy 34-13 on the weekend. “They looked pretty good, pretty sharp,” Cheika said. “It was pretty hot up there [in Singapore] and they were sweating up a storm. They’ve got a pretty complete squad; they’re missing a few to the [British and Irish] Lions. They scored three or four tries off mauls, so our set-piece is going to have to be on the money as well.”last_img read more

Tears as Cruden bids farewell

first_imgPhoto: JOHN DAVIDSON/PHOTOSPORT (Fulltime in the semifinal meant it dawned on Aaron Cruden that his time in New Zealand rugby was up) The Chiefs co-captain’s playing days in NZ drew to a close in his side’s 27-13 Super Rugby semifinal defeat to the Crusaders in Christchurch on Saturday night.It was immediately clear after fulltime just how much the Chiefs meant to Cruden, and how much of a different turn his career is about to take, with the influential first five-eighth wiping away tears as it dawned on him that that was it.After six seasons and 89 appearances with the franchise along with 50 tests for the All Blacks, the 28-year-old will soon jet off to join Montpellier on a three-year deal, reportedly worth NZ$3.6 million, which may very well spell the end of his playing days in this country.”Yeah you never know, I might do a Beaver and come back in a few years,” he quipped post-match, in reference to team-mate Stephen Donald.But aside from the jest, Cruden was preparing himself for a lot of sad farewells.”It is pretty emotional, I’m quite an emotional guy,” he said. “And to leave some of these guys that I’ve been grinding away with for a number of years now will be pretty hard.”But at the same time I’ve been very blessed to play rugby in this country for a long time.”I’ve made a lot of good friends, have a lot of fond memories, and those are certainly things I’ll cherish when I move on.”In particular, Cruden’s partnership with coach Dave Rennie is one of them. Having been under his stewardship at Manawatu and with the New Zealand Under-20s, it was taken to new levels at the Chiefs, when the duo both arrived in 2012.”A lot of the boys think it’s a father-son relationship, they give me a bit of stick for being the coach’s son,” Cruden quipped.”He was one guy that gave me an opportunity when a few people wouldn’t, back in the day. And he’s been more than a coach to me, he’s been a bit of a mentor, and I’m very thankful for the opportunity to work with Rens.”Ironically, with Rennie departing to coach Glasgow, the duo’s teams have been drawn in the same pool for the European Cup so the pair will be catching up over there before too long.And it’s a pretty quickfire transition into the northern hemisphere season. In and around the celebrations and farewells, there’s a few things to sort out before Cruden pulls on his new kit.”We’ve got to book some flights,” he said. “My team starts their competition on the 27th of August over in France. So I think we’ll spend maybe another 10 days, two weeks here in New Zealand just sorting out all the admin sort of things that we need to get done, and tidying up the house, and then we’ll get on the plane and get over there.”last_img read more

Seghers beats his own Pacific Games time

first_imgEarlier Seghers set a Personal Best in the Men’s 100m Freestyle.Swimming in the heats of the Men’s 50m Freestyle on day 6, Seghers clocked a time of 23.46 seconds.This beat his Pacific Games time of 23.78 seconds.The news gets better for the youngster whose new personal best was 0.68 seconds off team-mate Ryan Pini’s national record.“It’s a tiny Personal Best, I was hoping for faster. I took a breath at the wrong side but that’s all part of racing. You learn something new every day”. “I think my start and my finish went really well which is something I’ve been working on especially my dive,” said Seghers.Seghers highlight of the week was getting to meet his idols at the Championships.“It’s a bit of a surreal feeling. It’s what every kid dreams of. From here we’ll have a break and then buckle down and get some Olympic qualifying times,” said Segherslast_img read more

The West Ham meddles in the ‘Willian José case’

first_imgThe ‘Willian José case’ seems not to have lived its last chapter. The feeling is that until the winter transfer market closes this Saturday, everything can happen with the Brazilian. For now, the negotiations with Tottenham have cooled a lot, to the point that they are now non-existent. But Willian José expects a final offer from the Spurs that does not finish arriving, because his agents are doing their job moving the player to look for his exit in January.Y In the midst of that tense wait another actor has gotten into this tangle movie. This is David Moyes’s West Ham which has meddled in recent hours torpedoing the possible negotiation of the Royal with the Tottenham. The problem is that West Ham has been interested in the Brazilian to get his assignment until the end of the season, but with a purchase option. But it is not something that is contemplated in principle in the San Sebastian club. In case you have to leave now, The Royal Society prefers to sell to Willian José and not give it up, although with the tangled issue, and considering that the Rio player is determined to leave the Real, no scenario can be ruled out. Nor with Tottenham, which has already made a signing in this market, and says. Or have liquidity to raise the offer that does not exceed 20 million euros and which Anoeta considers insufficient. Willian José has again stayed out of the call in the match against Osasuna in Copa del Rey, punished by Imanol Alguacil, still angry with the attitude of the Brazilian player just a week ago, although he has defended it publicly in recent days .last_img read more

Solskjaer: “There were players with their heads elsewhere”

first_imgThe reconstruction process of Manchester United seems endless. Since the retirement of Sir Alex Ferguson, four coaches and an interim technician have taken the reins of the ‘red devils’ bench without being able to return the club to its past glory. The last to take the helm of United has been a Ole Gunnar Solskjaer that in his little more than a year at the head of the Mancunian group has been constantly in the spotlight for the bad results reaped by the team after promising first matches. The Norwegian, who in summer let several of the players with the most United names go without signing substitutes and received criticism for it, now explains this decision: “You have to throw the house down and get rid of the players who have their heads elsewhere”. “It’s a reconstruction. Now we have players willing to run those extra meters, that’s the culture I want to implement: the culture of Manchester United,” continued the Nordic coach, who acknowledges not to be “the team of Sir Alex Ferguson, but the players we have have the right mindset and good personalities. ” “That for me is the first point to be met. You can’t stay here if you don’t have that mentality.”added the Norwegian. Romelu Lukaku, Ander Herrera or Alexis Sánchez were some of the players who left United this summer by not entering into the plans of a Solskjaer who recognizes that when he arrived “the mentality was not adequate”. “This group of players has not had the experience of winning, but that will come in the coming years. It is what they are working for and what those players are here for,” he said.last_img read more