Southland Conference Cancels Remaining Spring Sports Competitions and Championships

first_imgUPDATE: In a March 25 teleconference with Southland Conference athletics directors, it was determined that the March 30 date to prohibit all team activities, organized or voluntary, has been extended until further notice. The Southland’s spring sports offerings include baseball, softball, beach volleyball, men’s and women’s golf, men’s and women’s tennis, men’s and women’s outdoor track and field.  The Southland Bowling League Championship, scheduled for March 19-22, has also been cancelled. The Southland had previously announced the cancellation of all competitions through March 30, including its Men’s and Women’s Basketball Tournaments this week.  Now, in addition to the new competition and championship changes, athletic departments have also agreed to prohibit all team activities, organized or voluntary, through March 30.  Beyond that date, campus leaders will make determinations on other immediate and longer-term issues, such as team practice opportunities and other activities.  Athletic departments and Conference office staff will address future NCAA eligibility issues for current spring sports student-athletes, and other matters of importance to the membership.   Further, as with any legislative action, the Conference’s Board of Directors reserves the right to reconsider previous decisions. — Southland Strong — FRISCO, TX – The Southland Conference announced Saturday that the league will cancel all remaining spring sports competitions and championship events, effective immediately.  The decision was reached by the Conference’s presidential Board of Directors, in consultation with campus athletic directors, in full consideration of the health, safety and well-being of the league’s student-athletes, coaches, administrators, support personnel and fans on the league’s 13 campuses.  Southland members have been monitoring national, regional and local developments related to the worldwide COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, and its impact on U.S. professional and collegiate sports, including Thursday’s announcement that NCAA Championship events will be cancelled through the spring.   last_img read more

Kane not awarded Newcastle penalty by VAR as decision was ‘subjective’

first_imgMOST 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’One tweeted: “VAR too scared to overrule the on field refs all weekend.”They might as well not bother, the Chelsea and United games yesterday were a joke and now a rugby tackle on Kane is fine too?”Another added: “VAR has had a shocker today. Two definite penalties not given. Lascelles with a blatant rugby tackle to Kane.”LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool vs Arsenal, City and Spurs scores this weekend and win £100Tottenham, Chelsea, Liverpool or Man City could face Champions League ‘group of death’ in next Thursday’s draw TOTTENHAM star Harry Kane was not awarded a penalty against Newcastle through VAR because the decision was “subjective”.The Professional Game Match Officials Limited (PGMOL) claimed there was not enough evidence to overturn the on-field decision.1 Harry Kane did not see his penalty given by VAR as it was ‘subjective’Credit: GettyKane was brought down in the area by Jamaal Lascelles, with referee Mike Dean refusing to point to the spot in Newcastle’s 1-0 win.The England star, 25, was sent through on goal by Giovani Lo Celso with just 13 minutes to play.Both Kane and Lascelles got into a tangle, with the Toon defender appearing to lose his footing and dragging the Spurs striker down with him.But Dean refused to award the spot-kick, with a PGMOL statement later reading: “It was considered not to be a penalty by the on-field referee.VAR-D TIMES”As this was a subjective decision, the VAR deemed that there was not enough evidence to overturn the original call.”And so [they] stuck with the on-field decision.”Newcastle record-buy Joelinton had given his side the lead in North London after just 27 minutes – with the visitors just about clinging on despite their meagre 20 per cent possession.Despite Tottenham’s abject performance, fans instead directed their anger towards match official Dean and VAR.DRAW DRAMACHELSEA, Liverpool and Man City are more likely to draw Atletico Madrid in the Champions League than any other team.And it’s bad news for Spurs (unless you fancy their chances against Barcelona).Read more about the upcoming draw here.last_img read more

Hugo Lloris is best of bad bunch while Harry Kane was shadow of usual self

first_imgTOTTENHAM struggled big time during their 1-0 home defeat to Newcastle as Steve Bruce’s men picked up their first points of the season.The atmosphere inside the ground was flat after Joelinton’s 27th minute goal and few Spurs players did anything to give their fans much to shout about.5 Harry Kane had a rare off day but let his team down during flat performance vs NewcastleCredit: Getty – ContributorChristian Eriksen was left out because he was not in the right frame of mind with a potential move away looming.And Tottenham missed him.The Dane did come on towards the end but it was too little too late.Here’s what Paul Jiggins thought of the defeated Tottenham team today.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneHUGO LLORIS 7THE skipper pulled off a stunning save to deny Sean Longstaff before he was let down by those in front of him for the Newcastle’s goal. Still waiting for his first clean sheet of campaign.5 Hugo lloris was the only shining light in an otherwise disappointing teamCredit: ReutersKYLE WALKER-PETERS 6THE academy product is looking more assured with each appearance as he bids to make first-team slot his own. Will be hoping injury is not too serious after limping off in second half.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD 5FOR how good a central defender the Belgian is, he never looks as commanding without Jan Vertonghen alongside him.Time to get the pair back together, Poch.DAVINSON SANCHEZ 4THE Colombian was given a tough time by Joelinton and caught woefully on his heels for the Toon striker’s opener.DANNY ROSE 5THE left-back did not do much wrong in defence but was hardly his usual effective self going forward either.When he did get into promising positions he was let down by either his cross or his team-mates’ lack of movement in box.MOUSSA SISSOKO 6CONSTANTLY jeered by the travelling fans, the former Newcastle man was again one of Tottenham’s better performers – although he too could not penetrate a resolute Toon defence.HARRY WINKS 5WAS forced to walk a disciplinary tightrope after his foolish 10th minute yellow card for hauling back Isaac Hayden.Winks also needs to add a bit more guile to his passing game.LUCAS MOURA 4THE Brazilian looked a shadow of the player who scored that historic hat-trick in the Champions League semi-final second leg at Ajax as he capped a poor display by missing a late sitter.5 Lucas Moura missed a late sitter on an afternoon to forget for the BrazilianCredit: Getty – ContributorERIK LAMELA 4WE keep waiting for the Argentinian to fulfil his potential and show he was worth £30million. But he is 27 now and time is running out.SON HEUNG-MIN 4A DISAPPOINTING return to action from the South Korean in his first appearance of the season after completing a three-match ban.HARRY KANE 4THE Toon Army taunted the England captain with chants of “You’re just a s**t Alan Shearer.”But to be honest Kane was not even that good as he endured a rare off-day.5 Harry Kane felt he should have had a penalty but VAR denied him on what was a disappointing afternoon for the strikerCredit: AFP or licensorsSubsCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN 5THE Dane could not pull a rabbit out of the hat this time. Spurs missed his creativity.GIOVANI LO CELSO 5HIS 62nd minute introduction alongside Eriksen was too little too late.BEN DAVIES 5HIS late cameo almost led to a goal but his return after injury was one of few positives for Poch.5 Christian Eriksen was left out the team because he was not in the right frame of mindCredit: Getty Images – GettyWesley Sneijder has piled on the pounds since retiring just two weeks ago as Dutch legend is spotted by TV cameras at Utrecht vs VVV-Venlo gamelast_img read more

Seven behind-the-scenes problems plaguing Spurs including Poch ‘mood swings’

first_imgTHINGS are going from bad to worse for Tottenham Hotspur.They have just three wins from 11 games this season, were dumped out of the Carabao Cup to League Two Colchester and have already lost in the Premier League to Newcastle, Leicester and Brighton.3 Tottenham have hit a crisis this season, just months after reaching the Champions League finalCredit: Rex FeaturesTheir last away league win was on January 20 – the longest stretch of any of the 20 top-flight clubs.Oh, and they also got thumped 7-2 by Bayern Munich in the Champions League, two weeks after surrendering a 2-0 lead at Olympiakos.It is safe to say Mauricio Pochettino’s men are not having it all their own way and The Athletic reckons there are seven behind-the-scenes factors behind the crisis.NOT TRUSTEDOne dressing room source told The Athletic: “The place is a regime and they’re sick of him. It’s his way or nothing, there is no balance. The players don’t get the impression they are trusted at all.”No wonder some of the long-term players – the likes of Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Danny Rose – have all refused to commit their futures to North London.UNDERPAIDIt is no secret Spurs do not pay the big bucks like they do elsewhere at the ‘big six’ clubs, although Harry Kane, Dele Alli and Erik Lamela have signed big long-term deals.Daniel Levy has prioritised the financial stability of the club – he is a businessman, after all – and has repeatedly refused to offer significant pay rises despite improving on-pitch results.3 Daniel Levy has always captained a tight ship at Spurs, refusing to match the big-money contracts available at other clubsCredit: Alamy Live NewsJEALOUSAccording to the article, news of Levy’s £6million annual salary “went down badly” with players who feel they should be on more than they currently are, especially when they look at their counterparts at the likes of Manchester United and even across North London at Arsenal.One source described Levy as “the Mike Ashley of the top of the league” – desperate to get as far as possible by spending as little as possible.OVERWORKEDThe report reckons five years of relentless training and drilling from Poch is beginning to take its toll.Players have complained they do not get enough days off and the intense pressing, high-energy game looks to be causing problems with a number of individual errors and collective team collapses.DEMOTIVATEDPerformances over recent weeks have been weak, drab and generally well below the standard expected and the standard set.There is a distinct lack of fight and hunger on display and Poch is desperately trying to “recover this aggressivity”.FORMATIONPoch’s determination to stick with his favoured 4-4-2 diamond midfield is also causing problems.It leaves the team exposed down the flanks at Moussa Sissoko admitted the players get tired quicker in that shape. 3 There are concerns over manager Mauricio Pochettino, his mood swings and insistence with a diamond midfieldCredit: ReutersLatest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongMOOD SWINGSThe idea that Pochettino is volatile and unpredictable has only increased this year, especially when he went straight to Barcelona after the Champions League final.His up-and-down, hot-and-cold nature, as well as the speculation linking him with a move away, have reportedly raised concerns at the club.Mauricio Pochettino speaks after Spurs are thrashed 7-2 in the Champions League by Bayern Munichlast_img read more

Tottenham’s kids gain revenge on Colchester with EFL Trophy shoot-out win

first_imgTOTTENHAM’S kids have gained a slice of revenge on Colchester just a fortnight after Mauricio Pochettino’s seniors were humiliated by the League Two minnows.The U’s famously dumped the Premier League giants out of the Carabao Cup last month on penalties after holding the North London side to a goalless draw.6 Tottenham’s young guns gained revenge on Colchester in the EFL Trophy after the seniors suffered Carabao Cup humiliation there a fortnight agoCredit: Getty ImagesBut Spurs’ U21s held their nerve tonight from the spot as they travelled to the scene of that upset in the EFL Trophy.Colchester looked like they were about to inflict more misery on Tottenham after Luke Norris gave them the lead.However, Tashan Oakley-Boothe’s second half strike was enough to earn a draw in the Group A clash – which ensured a shoot-out to determine who would earn an additional point.But despite the hosts featuring five of the side that became cup heroes two weeks’ ago, it was the visitors, managed by Wayne Burnett, that triumphed 6-5 after sudden death as Brandon Comley fired wide for Colchester.And as Spurs announced the final result on Twitter, that led to much mocking from rival supporters while others demanded that Poch call-up the youngsters to the first-team after they achieved what their elders could not.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerOne fan responded: “Sack the first team and replace them with these lads.”Another wrote: “Play them all v watford. At least they care.”A fellow fan commented: “PROMOTE THEM IMMEDIATELY.”As another said: “Start them next Saturday please.”However, not everyone was as positive as the mickey-takers were also out in force.“Announce DVD, we’ve managed a win against the mighty Colchester,” said one response.Any asked: “Is it true the spurs development squad will take on Bayern’s first team next week followed by Brighton?”As another simply summed up by writing: “That’s typical Spurs.”6 6 6 6 6last_img read more

Spurs trolled over book about Champions League final with club now in chaos

first_imgBut in the meantime, rivals supporters are taking great delight in lambasting Spurs’ ‘One Step From Glory’ book.Written by Alex Fynn and Martin Cloake, it has two stars on Amazon and sells for £7.68.Fans have been quick to mock the stocking filler, with one tweeting: “One step from glory, two steps from glory, three steps from glory… tbc.”Most 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 returnExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubAnother said: “Uhh… guys, I think they are more than one step from glory…”One noted: “New Spurs DVD coming: one step away from glory against Brighton.”Another added: “Look for ‘Six more steps from Glory’… the hotly anticipated follow up to the comedy classic that was ‘One step…’.”Uhh… guys, I think they are more than one step from glory… pic.twitter.com/x6PKTqsyiJ— 7amkickoff (@7amkickoff) October 5, 2019 …..one step from glory— JP (@Arsenal_Vegas) October 5, 2019 Watch the new Spurs stadium transform into an NFL field as the first kick is taken under the lights between the Oakland Raiders and the Chicago Bears TOTTENHAM have been trolled over a book documenting last season’s run to the Champions League final.‘One Step From Glory’ details the path Mauricio Pochettino’s men took as they were beaten 2-0 by Liverpool at the Wanda Metropolitano in Madrid.2 Spurs are being trolled over a book charting their route to last year’s Champions League finalCredit: AmazonSpurs fans thought that the accomplishment would usher in a new dawn at the club, with Daniel Levy making transfer funds available following the completion of the new 62,000-seater stadium.However, Spurs added just three players to their first-team squad, while also losing key man Kieran Trippier to Atletico Madrid.And four months later the Londoners are suffering as a result, winning just three of their opening eight Premier League matches while also suffering a record 7-2 Champions League defeat at the hands of Bayern Munich.2Pochettino’s future at the club is now under the spotlight, with the Argentine casting a gloomy figure.And some players are pushing for exits, including right-back Serge Aurier and contract rebel Christian Eriksen.It could fall to ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Jose Mourinho to turn things around.The reviews for Spurs’ book One Step From Glory are in pic.twitter.com/XaLVEHv4mt— Daniel of Comical Football Moments (@Comicalfooty1) October 6, 2019 One step from glory, two steps from glory, three steps from glory…tbc— Matthias Lang (@Kanonendonner) October 5, 2019 Look for “Six more steps from Glory”…the hotly anticipated follow up to the comedy classic that was “One step…” 🤣😂🤣— MyKitchenIsRed 👨‍🍳🍞🥟🍕🥩🍝 #COYG 🔴⚪️ (@RedKitchenCook) October 1, 2019 New Spurs DVD coming: one step away from glory against Brighton— AB (@abhiz30) October 5, 2019last_img read more

Mourinho says Spurs are on the edge after Son injury – but vows to get a grip

first_imgMourinho believes Tottenham’s injury situation “couldn’t be worse”.Son has been ruled out for the season after fracturing his arm in Sunday’s 3-2 win over Aston Villa.A club statement on Tuesday read: “Heung-Min Son is to undergo surgery this week…”Following surgery, our medical staff shall be reviewing management options for Son’s rehabilitation with the player expected to be sidelined for a number of weeks.”Mourinho himself added: “I am not counting on Son playing again this season, in my mind no.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 CelticLADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Leicester vs Man City, Man Utd and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100″We are going to miss him. The club wrote a nice statement. If I was the one to write the statement I would write different.”The situation couldn’t be worse. That is obvious. There is nothing we can do. We are going to play with the players we have available.”I was worried about not having attacking options on the bench, now I don’t have attacking options on the pitch.” JOSE MOURINHO reckons Tottenham are hanging from the balcony as they fight to save their season.Ahead of tonight’s Champions League last 16 first leg clash with RB Leipzig, Mourinho came up with a long “silly analogy” that David Brent would be proud of.2 Jose Mourinho turned his hand to David Brent-style philosophy as he described Tottenham’s dilemma with injuriesCredit: Getty Images – Getty2 Son Heung-min has joined fellow frontman Harry Kane on the long-term injury list for beleaguered SpursCredit: Getty Images – GettyAfter seeing Son Heung-min join Harry Kane with a long-term injury, the Spurs boss compared his plight to being caught high up in a building with collapsed stairs.He said: “Now we are with our arms on the balcony on the fourth floor and we have two options.“One is to give up and fall and normally die because it’s the fourth floor.“Another way is to fight with what we have – no stairs, but arms.”SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on Tottenhamlast_img read more

Habana to hang up boots

first_imgThe 34-year-old winger, whose contract at French club Toulon expires in June, confirmed the news on Instagram.”The inevitable moment has come knocking on my door and I’ve welcomed it in for a drink.” he said.Habana scored 67 tries in the 124 Test appearances he made for the Springboks and his last international appearance was in 2016 when he was also vice-captain.The electric winger underwent knee surgery last year and has struggled to make an impact at Toulon this season.”It’s been more than a year of hoping, trying, pushing and willing to get back on the field for one last time, to taste the sweet victory or encounter that gut-wrenching despair,” he said.”To hear the roar of the crowd or grab the pill out of the air. To make that last bone crunching tackle or score that last game winning try. But it’s unfortunately just not to be.”I, like most, would have liked my career to have ended differently, but sometimes things don’t turn out quite the way we hope for.”So at the end of this season, it’s time to say goodbye and thank you to the game I so dearly love.”last_img read more

Pini breaks record in heats

first_imgPini clocked in fastest with 23.21seconds breaking his previous record of 24.01 seconds in the 50m freestyle.Samuel Seghers also clocked in fastest in heat 2 of 4 in the Men’s 50m freestyle.Seghers clocked in 23.55 seconds beating his previous time of 24 seconds.The hits will continue till 11am.More results to come later.last_img

Tatana volleyball tourney kicks off

first_imgMore than 20 teams are taking part in the tournament in the Under 21 and senior divisions.These include visiting teams from as far as Hula, Mekeo, Porebada, Boera and Lealea from Central and teams from National Capital District such as Moukele, Kauka and Hillside Gerehu, Hanuabada and Vabukori.The tournament began today with the U21 competition while the senior competition will begin next week.Tournament director Dabu Anton welcomed the teams into Tatana and encouraged all teams to carefully observe all rules and regulations of the tournament and enjoy the games.Anton urged all players and officials of teams to respect the referees and match officials during the games.“Let us all enjoy the game we love in the true spirit of sportsmanship and allow us to make friends with players from other villages or communities,” he said.There’s a cash prize of about K25,000 to be shared among the winners.The tournament was officially launched by Moresby Northwest member and Health Minister Michael Malabag.Official sponsors Nick and Bonnie Allan donated K10,000 to run this year’s competition.last_img read more