Brock, Blunt, Dickens Named Southland Football Players of the Week

first_imgSpecial Teams Player of the Week: LaDarius Dickens, Houston Baptist – So. – Kick Returner – Rowlett, TexasLaDarius Dickens forced SMU to kick out of bounds twice in the second half after returning three first half kickoffs for 186 yards (62.0 yards per return) and a touchdown. The sophomore from Rowlett returned a kick 64 yards to the SMU 33, then took his next return 95 yards to the house to etch his name in the HBU record book for longest kick return in program history. FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State’s Ty Brock, McNeese’s BJ Blunt and Houston Baptist’s LaDarius Dickens are the Southland Conference Players of the Week, the league announced Monday. All weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. 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. Honorable Mention: Jackie Harvell, Central Arkansas; Xavier Lewis, Southeastern Louisiana; Hezekiah White, Nicholls; Mar’kel Cooks, Incarnate Word. Defensive Players of the Week: BJ Blunt, McNeese – Sr. – Linebacker – New Orleans, La.Blunt continued his dominance on the defensive side of the ball, recording a McNeese career-high 12 tackles with two sacks and 5.5 tackles for loss in addition to a fumble recovery. His two sacks added to his FCS leading sack total of seven for the year. The senior linebacker from New Orleans had a critical sack in the four quarter to keep Stephen F. Austin from driving closer to the endzone and making the Lumberjacks settle for a field goal. Houston Baptist (1-3, 0-2) fell to SMU 63-27 in Dallas on Saturday. The Huskies stay on the road this weekend, contesting UCA in Conway, Ark., on Saturday at 6 p.m. McNeese (4-1, 3-0 SLC) defeated the Lumberjacks 17-10 Saturday to remain unbeaten in league action. The Cowboys host Abilene Christian (2-3, 1-2 SLC) on Saturday at 6 p.m.center_img Offensive Player of the Week: Ty Brock, Sam Houston State – R-Fr. – Quarterback – College Station, TexasIn his first start as a Bearkat and first full four-quarter game of football since his sophomore year of high school, Ty Brock guided Sam Houston State to a home overtime win. The six-foot, four-inch redshirt freshman completed 27-of-43 passes to seven different receivers, finishing with 305 yards and a touchdown. He also made things happen his legs, picking up another 73 yards on the ground with a pair of scores. Sam Houston State (2-2, 1-1 SLC) avoided three consecutive losses by taking a 34-31 overtime win over Central Arkansas (2-2, 1-1 SLC). The Bearkats travel to Houston for the Battle of the Piney Woods against Stephen F. Austin (1-3, 1-2 SLC) on Saturday at 1 p.m. CT. Brock claims offense honors in his first game starting under center while Blunt secures his league-leading second defensive award of the season. Dickens is the Special Teams Player of the Week. Honorable Mention: Tre Honshtein, Sam Houston State; Elvin Martinez, Lamar; Alex Kjellsten, McNeese; Winston Jones, Nicholls. Honorable Mention: Chase Fourcade, Nicholls; Austin Mitchell, Southeastern Louisiana; Kody Edwards, Incarnate Word.last_img read more

Draymond Green benched by Warriors after Kevin Durant spat

first_imgAllen Durham still determined to help Meralco win 1st PBA title The suspension rules Green out of the Warriors line-up for their game later Tuesday against the Atlanta Hawks.During Monday’s overtime defeat to the Los Angeles Clippers, Green was seen in a heated exchange with Durant following the end of the fourth quarter.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSGinebra beats Meralco again to capture PBA Governors’ Cup titleSPORTSJapeth Aguilar wins 1st PBA Finals MVP award for GinebraSPORTSGolden State Warriors sign Lee to multiyear contract, bring back ChrissDurant was visibly annoyed after Green kept the ball with the final possession of the game rather than pass to the former NBA MVP to give him a possible game-winning shot.The Warriors eventually lost 121-116 in overtime. Federer beats Thiem to get back on track at ATP Finals Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant, right, reacts as he fouls out of the game while forward Draymond Green, left, and guard Andre Iguodala look on during the overtime portion of an NBA basketball game against the Los Angeles Clippers Monday, Nov. 12, 2018, in Los Angeles. The Clippers won 121-116 in overtime. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)Golden State Warriors star Draymond Green was handed a one-game suspension by the team on Tuesday following a bust-up with Kevin Durant, the team said.A statement from the NBA champions said Green had been issued with the sanction for “conduct detrimental to the team.”ADVERTISEMENT Will you be the first P16 Billion Powerball jackpot winner from the Philippines? Nadine Lustre’s phone stolen in Brazil LATEST STORIES Gov’t to employ 6,000 displaced by Taal Japeth Aguilar embraces role, gets rewarded with Finals MVP plum Tim Cone, Ginebra set their sights on elusive All-Filipino crown View comments MOST READ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. ESPN reported Tuesday that ill-feeling over the exchange had flared into a confrontation in the locker room following the game.ESPN reported that several teammates criticized Green for his decision to hang on to the ball rather than pass. Green reportedly defended himself forcefully.Neither Green nor Durant addressed media following the loss.Veteran Shaun Livingston meanwhile played down the exchange as “just team spirit.”“Guys wanted a different outcome than what happened,” Livingston was quoted by ESPN as saying “Obviously, Dray had the turnover, guys might have thought they were open or wanted the basketball, didn’t get it.ADVERTISEMENT Gretchen Barretto’s daughter Dominique graduates magna cum laude from California college Lights inside SMX hall flicker as Duterte rants vs Ayala, Pangilinan anew “Things happen like that in sports. But it was good to see some fire, some emotion.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard PLAY LIST 02:14Carpio hits red carpet treatment for China Coast Guard02:56NCRPO pledges to donate P3.5 million to victims of Taal eruption00:56Heavy rain brings some relief in Australia02:37Calm moments allow Taal folks some respite03:23Negosyo sa Tagaytay City, bagsak sa pag-aalboroto ng Bulkang Taal01:13Christian Standhardinger wins PBA Best Player awardlast_img read more

Suspension of Tariff on Agricultural Equipment Extended

first_imgPresident Ellen Johnson Sirleaf has issued Executive Order No. 81, extending the suspension of Tariff on agricultural equipment, live animals for breeding and agricultural seeds, a release from the Executive Mansion has said. The Order takes immediate effect.According to the release, “whereas to continue the development of the agricultural sector the government has reviewed the tariffs imposed on essential equipment, agricultural seeds, live animals for breeding, and other goods directly related to agricultural development.”The release continued: “Whereas, government recognizes the increased need to stimulate activities in the agricultural sector after years of war; and also recognizes the need to provide incentives under the economic transformation pillar of the Agenda for Transformation (AfT) by encouraging private sector investment in the procurement of essential agricultural equipment, agricultural seeds, and other goods directly related to agricultural development inter alia to become self-sufficient in food production.”The release furthered that in the exercise of Executive Power vested in the President by the Constitution, the President may issue Executive Orders in the public interest, either to meet emergencies or to correct particular situation which await lengthy legislative processes.“Now therefore, the Government of Liberia hereby suspends import tariff on the types of agricultural equipment, agricultural seeds, live animals for breeding, and other goods directly related to agricultural development under the tariff Numbers of the Liberia Revenue Code.” Importers shall pay only the CustomsUser Fee (CUF) and ECOWAS Trade Levy (ETL) where applicable. Those benefiting from this Executive order must be directly involved in the forestry and agricultural sectors.” Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more

Dreher improves on day two of Manulife Financial LPGA Classic

first_imgCurrently, players are still completing their second round of action, so Dreher’s position may change depending on how her fellow competitors do in day two.To view Dreher’s position, visit the tournament’s official website. Her two position jump came from shooting a three-over 74, improving two shots from her opening day score of 76.Dreher finished her second round with her score card reading 12 pars, 3 birdies, as well as a bogey, double bogey and triple bogey.Her accuracy was also a factor in her improved score, as she hit eight of fourteen fairways, one more than her first round, while also hitting twelve of 18 greens in regulation. In her first round, she hit eight of eighteen.- Advertisement -Distance off the tee also helped Dreher on day two, driving the ball 277 yards on average, an increase of 8.5 yards from her opening day.Her putting remained consistant from day one, concluding her round with another 30 putt performance.As of now, Dreher’s rank is under the top 70, unfortunately preventing her from making the weekend cut.Advertisementlast_img read more

Hockey players honing skating skills at Best Performance camp

first_imgGoaltenders are focusing on crease movements, edge work, recoveries and rebound control.At the end of the camp, the skaters will get a skills assessment to let them know where they’re at for this fall.Starting today. the first three days will be held in Taylor, while the final two will be held at the Pomeroy Sport Centre in Fort St. John.- Advertisement –last_img

Around Whittier

first_imgto aid youth trip WEST WHITTIER – Enjoy food, entertainment and fun while helping raise money to send students to Washington, D.C., and New York by attending a fundraising event at 4 p.m. today at Los Nietos Middle School, 11425 E. Rivera Road. Rep. Linda Sanchez, D-Lakewood, is scheduled to attend. For more information, call Cathy Martinez, (562)805-0999. `Retro Slide Show’ WHITTIER – A Health Awareness Fair is planned from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. today at Amigo County Park, 5700 Juarez St. Come to this family- friendly free event featuring information booths on community resources and arts and crafts. For more information, call (562) 908-4702. Fundraiser set scheduled Sunday WHITTIER – Charles Phoenix brings his highly praised “Retro Slide Show Tour of Southern California” to the Whittier Community Theatre, 7630 S. Washington Ave., at 5 p.m. Sunday. Celebrate how the area lived, worked, shopped, played and partied in the 1940s, 1950s and 1950s. Tickets are $25. For more information, call (562) 464-3450. Mariachi show slated Tuesday WHITTIER – The Los Nietos Library, 11644 E. Slauson Ave., will present “Mariachi Magic Show” at 5p.m. Tuesday. The free event will entertain children with illusions, comedy and audience participation. For more information, call (562) 695-0708. UDLA celebrating 33rd anniversary NORTH WHITTIER – The Unification of Disabled Latin Americans is celebrating its 33rd anniversary of serving the community. UDLA conducts peaceful neighborhood marches against drugs and crime, conducts used motor oil recycling events, holds graffiti clean-up days, organizes Neighborhood Watch groups and programs, helps children in Baja California, and more. For more information on UDLA, call (213) 388-8352. Salsa dancing event set May 5 MONTEBELLO – Salsa dancing with Natividad will be held from 1 to 2:30 p.m. May 5 at the Montebello Regional Library, 1550 W. Beverly Blvd. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call (323) 722-6551. Blood drive to be held at store WHITTIER – For the second year in a row, employees at Samuels Diamonds in the Whittwood Town Center will hold a blood drive to benefit the American Red Cross. The drive will go on from noon until 6 p.m. Anyone who donates blood will receive a $50 gift certificate from the store. For more information, call Jessica Hansen, (562) 943-1141. Law referral group to offer advice As part of national Law Day, the San Gabriel Valley Lawyer Referral Service will offer no-cost consultations from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on May 1 at various law offices throughout the San Gabriel Valley. For more information, call (626) 966-5530 or (626) 442-6973. – From staff reports160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

Under-pressure Loew insists he can handle the criticism

first_imgAfter his team lost 3-0 to the Netherlands on Saturday, Loew had seemed irritated and flustered as he refused to answer questions from German media about his future.That loss left Germany bottom of their Nations League group, fuelling questions about whether he should have retained his job after the humiliating early exit from the World Cup.“Of course, the defeat in the Netherlands has done a lot of damage, to the staff, the players and most of all the fans,” Loew said on Monday.“It’s not really surprising to me. After the World Cup, it is a process we have to manage. There will be setbacks or defeats. I am not too surprised about that.“It’s normal for me to be criticised, but I can handle criticism very well. I’ve spoken with the president (of the federation), it’s clear that we have to stick together.“Criticism from the outside does not bother me. It is important that I motivate my players against France. I can easily forget the criticism and remain 100 percent focused.”Loew has stayed loyal to players who won the 2014 World Cup even though the likes of Thomas Mueller, Jerome Boateng and Mats Hummels are in nowhere near the form they showed in Brazil.At 32, and after twice fracturing his foot last year, Manuel Neuer seems no longer a world-class goalkeeper.Against the Dutch, Boateng and Hummels often left gaps. At the other end, Germany have only scored 10 goals in the last twelve games.“For the first 30 minutes against the Netherlands we played well. In attack, we had a lot of goal attempts but we lacked the organisation we have had in the past. We have to change things tactically.”Defeat on Tuesday would leave Germany on the verge of relegation to the B division of the Nations League. It would also be a sixth in 2018, a German record in a calendar year.“We have nothing to lose against the world champions,” Loew said. “We are here to take the three points.”“We want to play boldly against the world champions. As for the players, of course, if you suffer a 3-0 defeat, you have to make changes. One thing I can tell you is that Neuer will be in goal… “0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Joachim Loew says he can handle the criticism that intensified after Germany lost in Amsterdam © AFP/File / Emmanuel DUNANDPARIS, France, Oct 15 – Two days after the latest humiliating defeat, Germany coach Joachim Loew seemed to have regained his poise as he faced the media Monday ahead of a match against France.“I can handle criticism very well,” Loew said at a press conference ahead of Tuesday’s Nations League game against the world champions at the Stade de France.last_img read more

Aston Villa to travel to Luton, Leeds face Fleetwood trip – EFL Cup draw in full

first_img Roberto Di Matteo Aston Villa have been drawn away against League Two side Luton in the first round of the re-named EFL Cup.Villa, relegated from the Premier League and under new manager Roberto Di Matteo, will travel to Kenilworth Road during the week commencing August 8.Newcastle and Norwich, also relegated from the Premier League, have been handed byes into the second round as they were the highest-placed teams last season.The EFL Cup, known as the Capital One Cup for the past four seasons, has been renamed as part of the English Football League’s rebranding, announced last November and which came into use at the end of last season.Sheffield Wednesday, winners in 1991, will travel to League Two side Cambridge and 2013 finalists Bradford will play at Accrington.Fleetwood have a home tie against Leeds, relegated Doncaster will play four-time winners Nottingham Forest at the Keepmoat Stadium and Derby take on newly-promoted Grimsby at the iPro Stadium.Two-time winners Wolves face Crawley at home and Jaap Stam’s Reading play Plymouth at the Madejski Stadium.Brighton face Colchester at the Amex Stadium, Swindon travel to QPR and Leyton Orient take on Fulham in a London derby at Brisbane Road.Full drawSection One: Carlisle v Port ValeRotherham v MorecambeAccrington v BradfordRochdale v ChesterfieldMansfield v BlackburnBarnsley v NorthamptonCambridge v Sheff WedDerby v GrimsbyOldham v WiganScunthorpe v Notts CountyDoncaster v N ForestBurton v BuryFleetwood v LeedsSheff Utd v CreweShrewsbury v HuddersfieldPreston v HartlepoolBlackpool v BoltonSection Two:Peterborough v AFC WimbledonBristol Rovers v CardiffCoventry v PortsmouthLuton v Aston VillaBrighton v ColchesterCheltenham v CharltonBirmingham v OxfordSouthend v GillinghamWolves v CrawleyLeyton Orient v FulhamIpswich v StevenageWycombe v Bristol CityWalsall v YeovilExeter v BrentfordQPR v SwindonBarnet v MillwallReading v PlymouthNewport v MK Dons 1last_img read more


first_imgCYMS SNOOKER NEWS:Results from this weeks CYMS teams: Monday 2nd NovGillens Fuels North West Premier Division:Limavady 2 -v- 4 CYMS ACYMS B 2 -v- 4 Shantallow HouseTuesday 3rd NovLeague Division 2:CYMS 3 -v- Over The Hill 2Wednesday 4th NovStation House Hotel Veterans’ LeagueSection One:CYMS A 3 -v- 1 Creggan ASection Two:CYMS B 2 -v- 2 Pilots RowShantallow House 3 -v- 1 CYMS CSNOOKER: Only €3 per hourMEMBERSHIP DETAILS & FEES:• Adults: €15• Juniors, Students (Student Card must be shown) & Senior Citizens: €7.50OPENING HOURS:• Monday – Friday: 4pm – 11.30pm• Saturday & Sunday: 5pm – 11.30pmAll new members welcomeSNOOKER: CYMS ON ‘CUE’ AGAINST HOTLY TIPPED CREGGAN SIDE was last modified: November 5th, 2015 by Mark ForkerShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SnookerSportlast_img read more


first_imgYOU may be reading this on your new gadget and already thinking of getting out and about to get some air.Well the Four Masters GAA Club 5k is tomorrow – with a beautiful route starting out at Solis Castle.It’s a fun run and a walk so no pressure to do too much. Registration is at 11.30am and it’s just €5 for adults and children are FREE!It promises to be one of the most scenic 5ks of the year. RUN OFF SOME OF THAT TURKEY WITH THE FOUR MASTERS 5K was last modified: December 17th, 2015 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:four mastersSt Stephen’s Day 5klast_img read more