Nicholls’ Fourcade, SHSU’s See, HBU’s Girdy Brito Garner Weekly Football Honors

first_imgOffensive Player of the Week: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls – Sr. – Quarterback – Metairie, La.Fourcade was 24-of-29 for 327 yards and a touchdown through the air and rushed for 48 yards and another score on 11 carries in the 34-14 win over the Bears, snapping an eight-game losing streak in the series. With 375 total offensive yards, he passed Texas State’s Bradley George for seventh on the conference’s career total offense list and moved to within 26 of former Sam Houston State quarterback Brian Bell at No. 6. For the second time in his career, Fourcade is the Offensive Player of the Week after becoming the seventh player in league history to eclipse 10,000 career yards of total offense. The senior quarterback racked up 375 yards of total offense to lead the No. No. 15/16 Colonels (3-2, 2-0 SLC) to a 34-14 win over No. 10/11 Central Arkansas in Nicholls’ home opener. The Colonels remain at home this week and play host to Northwestern State at 3 p.m. CT on Saturday. Honorable Mention: David Crosley, Lamar; Sully Laiche, Nicholls; Cory McCoy, McNeese; Louis Otis, UIW. Defensive Player of the Week: Royce See, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Linebacker – Shepherd, TexasSee posted a team-high nine tackles along with two interceptions, a fumble recovery and a forced fumble as Sam Houston State recorded the most takeaways in the rivalry since 2013. The picks were his first since he had two as a sophomore in 2017 and marked the second straight year a Bearkat had two picks in the Piney Woods game. In the final period, See snagged the loose ball on a strip sack of Joseph Wallace to set up the Kats’ final score. One possession later, he picked off Trae Self for the second time to seal the game. Honorable Mention: Jon Copeland, UIW; Jordan Hoy, Lamar; Cody Orgeron, McNeese. See, a senior linebacker, earns Defensive Player of the Week recognition for turning in a career performance to lead the Bearkats’ (4-2, 3-0 SLC) to their ninth-straight Battle of the Piney Woods victory by a score of 31-20. The Shepherd, Texas, native played a part in four of Sam Houston State’s six takeaways, including two in the final quarter. The Bearkats face Lamar at 2 p.m. Saturday in Huntsville. Girdy Brito picks up his first Special Teams Player of the Week award after returning three kickoffs for 127 yards in the Huskies’ (4-2, 1-1 SLC) 36-38 loss to UIW.  The senior specialist overtook Tennessee Tech’s Metrius Fleming as the nation’s leader in kick return average (37.0) with an average of 42.3 yards on Saturday. HBU looks to rebound with a road matchup against Abilene Christian at 6 p.m. Saturday. FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls’ Chase Fourcade, Sam Houston State’s Royce See and Houston Baptist’s Gamar Girdy Brito earned Southland Football Player of the Week honors, the league announced Monday. Special Teams Player of the Week: Gamar Girdy Brito, Houston Baptist – Sr. – Wide Receiver – Victoria, TexasNow the FCS leader in kick return average (37.0), Girdy Brito averaged 42.3 yards on three returns in the tight loss to the Cardinals. After UIW scored the opening touchdown of the game, he took the ensuing kickoff 87 yards for a touchdown. He returned the second half opening kickoff to the HBU 42, with the drive resulting in a field goal. Girdy Brito also made seven catches for 53 yards and a touchdown, which pulled the Huskies within 38-36 with 3:14 remaining in the game. Honorable Mention: Bailey Giffen, Lamar; Bailey Raborn, McNeese. 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 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Willian eyes Spurs move for Mourinho reunion if Chelsea do not extend deal

first_imgBRAZIL star Willian has dropped a huge hint he could join his old boss Jose Mourinho at Tottenham  – if Chelsea dump him.The 31-year-old is out of contact this summer and Mourinho has been a long-time admirer of the attacker.2 Willian is eyeing a move to Tottenham if Chelsea do not extend his contractCredit: AFP or licensorsCHELSEA NEWS LIVE: Follow for all the latest on the BluesAnd the feeling is mutual with Willian revealing he “loved” Mourinho’s man-management at Stamford Bridge – and that the two regularly exchange texts.Willian also disclosed the Portuguese coach tried to sign him when he was at Manchester United.The winger was on the verge of a move to Spurs from Shakhtar Donetsk in August 2013 — before giving them the cold shoulder at the death, signing for Mourinho’s Chelsea.Yesterday Willian raved about his relationship with Mourinho, saying: “People ask me about the best coaches I have had. For sure, Mourinho is one of them.“We had a special relationship. He demanded a lot, so there were some conflicts, but that’s normal. He would challenge me and call out my mistakes, but if I had played well he would also say something like, ‘today you killed it’.”“I loved his man-management, how he organised training, how he spoke in meetings. I learned a lot from him.2 Willian could choose to join ex-Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho at TottenhamCredit: Rex Features “Even after he left Chelsea he spoke well of me. We are still friends. Sometimes we exchange messages.“When he was at Manchester United he wanted me to go there. And the way in which he made that clear was always respectful.”Willian told website The Players’ Tribune: “I have played for Chelsea for more than six years now, and I can honestly say that I am very happy here. If you ask my wife if she wants to leave London, she’ll say no.“My daughters feel the same way. Of course, Brazil is Brazil, right? It’s our home, our culture. We always feel good when we go there on holiday and see family and friends.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 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 & kids“But London is my second home. In fact, I recently passed a British citizenship test.“So London is where I want to stay. This is where I have my family, my church. I want my daughters to grow up here.”For the full interview with Willian go to www.theplayerstribune.comJose Mourinho feels like ‘a gun with no bullets’ as strikerless Tottenham fail to break down Leipziglast_img read more

Two nations booed on a grand opening night for the XV Pacific Games

first_imgBoth were cheered on and booed later and this has been attributed to negative reports shared on social media.Fiji is reported to have complained about the water at the Games Village and the New Zealand football team about the accommodation standards at the Games Village and are therefore staying at hotel.Pacific Games Council Executive Director Andrew Minogue has stayed at the Village and has commended the Games Organising Committee (GOC) for an excellent Games Village.Some visiting technical officials from other Pacific nations including those from Fiji who have been in the Village since last week have been using tap water in the Village and have not complained.PNG Today has reported that Papua New Guineas, water company Eda Ranu CEO Henry Mokono has refuted claims by Team Fiji about the water supplied to the games venues, by saying PNG’s water through Eda Ranu is best in the Pacific and rank 10th in the World standard. It’s the safest water to drink during Pacific games.He said his company delivers safe, quality water to residents every day in the city brushed aside negative comments made by the Team Fiji.“My team were never consulted before the report went out. I am seriously concerned that such visitors coming into this country would judge Papua New Guinea by its cover and not look deeper to see what’s happening,” he said. …PACNEWSlast_img read more

Liverpool does not allow the surprise of the Sheffield and completes its unbeaten year in Premier League

first_imgThe group led by Jurgen Klopp has 11 consecutive victories and has 13 factors forward of Leicester Metropolis and one match to play. This Thursday the triumph was a matter of the Africans, who once more demonstrated their power in the reverse space to please Anfield.The 1-Zero was the work of Salah after a slip of George Baldock that Robertson took benefit of with a middle measured at the coronary heart of the space. The Egyptian ahead put the boot and superior the model new world champion when the visiting group tried extra.However there have been no concessions of a Liverpool whose goalkeeper Allison Becker additionally signed a document after his first 50 video games with the ‘reds’, as a result of in 26 video games he did not match. The match was spherical for the present European champions, who accomplished with 2-0 in Mané boots after receiving a ball from Salah. Regardless of the first cease, the Senegalese riveted violently with out opposition from the rival goalkeeper. The targets of Salah and Mané have been sufficient earlier than the revelationWith this assembly 365 days have handed since the final defeat Liverpool gained an essential victory on Thursday in opposition to Sheffield United (2-0) because of the targets of Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané, one in every half, to substantiate the management of the ‘crimson’ group and preserve a year of unbeatable in the home championship after a sport of the twentieth day of the Premier League.center_img Photograph: Reuterslast_img read more

Ibrahimovic: “I wanted to mark and point to God in the background”

first_imgZlatan Ibrahimovic, after the premiere with the Milan shirt in the zero draw with Sampdoria, spoke in ‘Sky Sport’ of his return to Serie A after 2794 days: “I felt adrenaline, emotion, I have gone back 10 years. I wanted to mark and point to God in the background. The relationship with the fans is always beautiful, it gives me a lot of motivation.” On the rossoneri problems in scoring goals, the Swede said: “You can tell that we lack confidence and aggressiveness in the face of the goal, we have to understand what to do for the team to get its best face. I’ve only been here for four days, we’ll see . Confidence is lacking, yes. “ Zlatan seemed to understand well with Rafael Leao, who entered with him in the resumption: “I explained the movements he must do, all the experience. Now he has to suffer: the typhosi are not happy, the results are not positive. Let’s work and think positive “.last_img read more

Villarreal will send a letter of protest for arbitration in Bilbao

first_imgVillarreal, in particular, will request information on why the penalty was indicated by Pau Torres, when the center no longer only intended to touch the ball with them but had them on their backs; another action is the entry of Walk Cape over Santi Cazorla, for which he saw yellow but that the images appreciate that it could have been sanctioned with red cardboard; the third action is a possible penalty on Paco Alcácer in the last minute of the game, an action in which the yellow club has the feeling of not having been reviewed when the penalty indicated by Raúl Albiol’s action It was the referee of VAR who urged to review the play.Gil Manzano has directed Villarreal this season in three games from the VAR. Against Levante, in which he urged repeating a penalty for having advanced in the pitch Andrés Fernández, a penalty that the referee did not see and it was the VAR who urged to review the action on television. The second game was in Mestalla where Cillessen cut a penalty to Gerard Moreno, thinking of Villarreal that the Valencia goalkeeper advanced as Andres Fernandez did against Levante. The third and last game, this Sunday in San Mamés. Villarreal will transfer a letter of complaint to the Technical Committee of arbitrators. This has been given by the club to complain and ask for explanations about some of the controversial moves of the match between Athletic and Villarreal played in San Mamés. The people of Castellón want to be explained some of the decisions made by both the colleague Medié Jiménez and his assistant VAR Gil Manzano.last_img read more

Rakitic: “The ideal would be to finish LaLiga, but also thinking about next season”

first_imgThe Croatian international regretted that the situation due to the coronavirus remains uncertain. “It hurts to say that we don’t know when everything will return to normal. But we understand that there are more important things than soccer, which is our health. But that uncertainty, not knowing how many days will pass, costs a little”, he claimed. In addition, Rakitic referred to the possibility that the league can not be retaken and the importance of having a plan that also takes into account the development of the next season. Asked about the signings of Neymar or Mbappé in Movistar + said: ”Like all dads, who now see a lot Disney … ”“We all want to play again. And win the League by playing. But I also understand that if you can’t go back somehow, the season will have to end. And if we are the first, then we will have to be the champions”, he pointed out. “But deadlines must be exhausted: the ideal would be to finish whenever, but always with a well-made plan, especially thinking also about next season. Hopefully we can play again this season and go for the titles we can fight for. Nobody it has priority in this situation. We have to be aware that together and respectfully we will get ahead “, he finished. FC Barcelona midfielder Ivan Rakitic acknowledged that his “work” alone and confined is beginning to get complicated and long, waiting to be able to resume the competition, everyone’s goal although “also thinking about next season”. “Uncertainty costs a little. It is already starting to cost me to work alone. I really want to feel the ball, the grass and the group effort, to continue working with the new coaching staff and with my teammates”, he said this Sunday in an interview on Movistar Plus.last_img read more

Costa Rica’s football returns on May 20 without an audience

first_imgThe league of Costa Rica First Division it’ll resume subsequent May 20 with all closed-door matches till additional discover because of the coronavirus pandemic, organizers reported Monday. “After one lengthy wait football returns to our fields from subsequent May 20, taking part in Sunday, Wednesday, Sunday till the tip. If there’s a nice ultimate, it is going to be July 1, “he declared in a press video convention the president of the Nationwide Football Union (Unafut), Julián Solano. The Clausura Match It was suspended final March 17 when 15 of the 22 days of the primary part had been performed.The Unafut, that brings collectively the golf equipment of the first division and arrange the event, introduced a sequence of protocols that have been authorised by the Ministry of Sport and the Ministry of Well being. These protocols set up the distancing of the gamers in coaching periods and buses, few workers within the stadiums, restricted quantity of press in video games, prohibiting greetings between gamers, amongst others. The Ministry of Well being introduced this Monday that from May 16 the contact sports activities actions, however without the presence of the general public, as a part of the plan to de-escalate the restrictions on varied financial actions.The Unafut president harassed that soccer is an business on which hundreds of individuals rely and that with the return to exercise Costa Rica “provides a optimistic message to our society and your entire world.” Solano mentioned that the golf equipment have authorised FIFA’s advice to allow as much as 5 modifications per sport.Final March 24th The Affiliation of Skilled Soccer Gamers (Asojupro) of Costa Rica introduced a wage settlement with the First Division golf equipment, which establishes differentiated funds earlier than the suspension of the event. After March 15 the golf equipment promised to maintain full wage to those that earn 500,000 colones ($ 870) or much less monthly. To those that earn extra, the membership pays 500,000, plus half the remainder of their wage. The settlement additionally signifies that after the Costa Rican League is resumed, gamers will obtain 75% of their wage if the resumption is with the general public, and 60% if the order is to play behind closed doorways.last_img read more

Mendoza Jr now heads WBA

first_imgThe World Boxing Association (WBA), one of the leading controlling bodies in professional boxing, has a new president. He is Gilberto Mendoza Jr, a former vice-president who succeeds his father, Gilberto Mendoza Sr. The latter resigned recently because of ill health.There was a similar father-son succession two years ago with the World Boxing Council (WBC) when Maurice Sulaiman succeeded his father, JosÈ Sulaiman, as the head of the World Boxing Council (WBC).On that occasion, the older Sulaiman had died. The WBA is the oldest of the top four organisations that control professional boxing worldwide. The others are the International Boxing Federation and the World Boxing Organisation.The elder Mendoza was in Jamaica with his son in 2012 for the world featherweight title fight between Nicholas ‘The Axeman’ Walters and Dualis Prescott, a fight that Walters won by a technical knockout in Round 7 to take the then vacant WBA featherweight title. He has been ailing for some time, and because of his poor health, he decided at age 72 to “hang up his gloves”.tribute to Mendoza SrNo doubt as a tribute to Mendoza Sr, and also as a reward to his son for the hard work he has put in as a vice-president for many years, Mendoza Jr was elected unanimously by the 40 delegates who were present at a meeting of directors in Panama when Mendoza Sr made his retirement announcement by video stream.It had been generally expected that whenever Mendoza Sr decided to retire, his son, who has been by his side many years as a confidante, would succeed him.The WBA, which had its base in Venezuela for many years, relocated to Panama in 2007, and Mendoza Jr had been acting as president during the recent illness of his father.Commenting on his election, he said that he was happy to take over the leadership, and the only regret he had was that his father was not present physically when the directors made the decision to elevate him to the top spot.In accepting the position, Mendoza Jr said that the passion that he puts into his job was inherited from his father and urged the worldwide boxing fraternity to ” let us all work together for the good of the sport”.last_img read more

SportsFeva crowns tennis, soccer champions

first_imgTennis and soccer took centre stage last Friday and Saturday on the grounds of the American International School of Kingston (AISK).The schools’ Liguanea campus was host to the first weekend of the 2016 AISK SportsFeva tournament. The event is spread over two weekends and features more than 290 student athletes from Aruba, Cayman, CuraÁao and of course Jamaica.”SportsFeva 2016 has been going great so far. We had some hiccups with the rain on Saturday as it postponed the U12 TennisFeva finals, but that is to be expected as we deal with Mother Nature and a growing event. In the long run, however, the event continues to deliver for these young athletes and that’s what we are focused on,” said Shirley Davis, AISK’s Head of School.”We had TennisFeva and SoccerFeva last weekend and the turnout was great. Seeing our young athletes, and by ‘our’ I mean the region, compete and grow as athletes. Many of the competitors have been here more than once, and they have formed great bonds and friendships with each other,” added Bradley Ransom, who heads AISK’s athletics department.TennisFeva 2016 started with U-10s competing hard for bragging rights amongst their peers. A number of exciting moments kept on-lookers fully engaged in the rallies on court. In the end, Hillel Preparatory came out on top with the AISK “A” and AISK “B” teams taking second and third place respectively.The Immaculate Conception Preparatory School was recognised for being the most disciplined team and nine-year-old Tomas Bordeau from AISK was identified as the competition’s best sportsman.Hillel was not to be left out of the individual awards, as their nine-year-old Matthew James was named the most valuable player.On the U-12s side, St Peter and Paul Preparatory edged out Hopefield Preparatory for first place as Hillel “A” finished in third.Eleven-year-old Nathan Chin of St Peter and Paul was named the most valuable player, while Hillel Academy’s Xander Bicknell was named best sportsperson. Wolmer’s Preparatory was recognised as this year’s most disciplined team.The excitement of SoccerFeva could not be contained. The football tournament began on Friday with group rounds.Big winners in Friday’s group qualifiers were defending SoccerFeva Cup boys champions Jamaica College, who trumped AISK 5-0 and Campion College with their 4-2 win over Cayman Prep.In Saturday’s knock-out finals, Jamaica College defended their hold on the SoccerCup with a decisive 3-0 win over CuraÁao in the finals. JC earlier beat Hillel 1-0 to make it to the finals, while CuraÁao overcame Campion’s semi-final challenge with a 4-1 win.Competition was no less intense for the female footballers, as Cayman Prep overcoming AISK 1-0 to claim the girls title. Cayman Prep beat the American International School of Cayman 3-1 in penalties after a 3-3 draw in the semi-finals.AISK had turn back Campion College in the semis with a 3-1 win in penalties after a 1-1 draw.AISK SportsFeva 2016 ends tomorrow with ClayFeva, a clay-shooting competition, at the Skeet Shooting Club in Portmore. The excitement begins at 8 a.m.last_img read more