FRISCO, Texas – Lamar forward Christian Barrett is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.He recorded two-straight double-doubles as the Cardinals (11-11, 4-5 SLC) picked up a pair of road victories over Nicholls and McNeese to vault them into consideration for a conference tournament berth halfway through their league slate. Barrett shot nearly 69 percent from the field (13-for-19) and missed just one free throw, shooting 8-for-9 (.889).Barrett and the Cardinals look to continue their momentum as they host Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Wednesday before returning to the road against Stephen F. Austin at 4:30 p.m. Saturday.Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Christian Barrett, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Houston, TexasBarrett scored 17 points on 6-of-8 shooting and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 90-69 drubbing of Nicholls, the Colonels’ first home loss of the season. He converted on all five attempts from the free-throw line and tied his season high with six offensive boards.The Houston native followed up with another 17-point performance against archrival McNeese, leading Lamar to an 84-75 triumph over the Cowboys. Playing just 21 minutes before he fouled out, Barrett grabbed 10 rebounds to post his fourth double-double of the season.Honorable Mention: Kevon Harris, Stephen F. Austin; Ishmael Lane, Northwestern State; Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston State.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.
JOCKEY QUOTESGEOVANNI FRANCO, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER: “Danuska’s got such a big heart. I knew it the second time I rode her, she showed me she had lots of heart. Today the only way to steal this race was to just go. I knew she would fight them off whenever they got close to her and she sure did. She could feel Emboldened coming and she just kept on going. I let her know Dream Tree was coming and she responded well, she was still finishing strong.”JOSEPH TALAMO, EMBOLDENED, SECOND: “She ran really good, she had a good effort last time in the La Brea with a really good third. Today the same thing she came flying home, Danuska didn’t really come back to us. Just a really good honest effort.”TRAINER QUOTESDAN WARD, ASSISTANT TO JERRY HOLLENDORFER, DANUSKA’S MY GIRL, WINNER: “No question, Geovanni’s made a big difference with this mare. We like the way he rides. He’s aggressive and they run for him. We nominated to this race, because it looked like all the top sprinters ran last week in the Beholder Mile (Grade I, March 30).“I didn’t see a lot of speed, I thought if she breaks out of there well she will be very tough, she usually is when on the lead, also when she works she won’t let anyone by her. She won long last time, she’s done really well with Geovanni, and the time in between races didn’t bother me because she likes the time.”NOTES: The winning owner is Bad Boy Racing, LLC.Bad Boy Racing’s Danuska’s My Girl and jockey Geovanni Franco win the Grade III, $100,000 Las Flores Stakes, Sunday, April 7, 2019 at Santa Anita Park, Arcadia CA. © BENOIT PHOTO
Kaufusi has signed for next season with the option of an additional year while Welch has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal to remain in Melbourne.The re-signing of the young props is yet another significant boost for Storm’s forward pack.Kaufusi and Welch join teammates Dale Finucane, Joe Stimson and Jesse and Kenny Bromwich as the latest big men to re-sign with Storm.Welch, 22, has played 33 games in the purple jersey including last year’s NRL Grand Final.Over the last two years his aggressive style of play has proved a real asset for Melbourne.This season has seen Kaufusi break into Craig Bellamy’s starting side.The 24-year-old Tongan international has played every minute, of every game this season, taking his opportunity in the second row with both hands.
Both players began their Super Rugby careers 10 years ago, Bateman with the Crusaders and Delany with the Highlanders, and both have returned to New Zealand rugby after playing a number of seasons overseas.Crusaders coach Scott Robertson said the pair’s experience will be invaluable to the team as they attempt to go back-to-back.”Tim and Mike are both playing outstanding rugby for their respective provincial teams, Canterbury and Bay of Plenty, and proving that they still have a heck of a lot to offer New Zealand rugby.””These are two very important signings for us, because of what they can bring in terms of skillset, versatility, leadership and a wealth of experience.”Bateman left the Crusaders in 2010 to play in Japan, then returned for three seasons with the Hurricanes before again heading to Japan in 2014 when his wife required treatment for multiple sclerosis. In 2017 he made the move back home to Christchurch and played seven games for the Crusaders as the team marched towards the Super Rugby title. Photo by: MARTIN HUNTER/PHOTOSPORT Caption: Tim Bateman will link up again with the Crusaders in Super Rugby. Delany, who covers first five and fullback, spent the 2007 and 2012 seasons with the Highlanders and played for the Chiefs in between. He also earned one cap for the All Blacks in 2009, against Italy in the end of year tour. Delany has spent the past six seasons playing overseas, for the Panasonic Wild Knights in Japan, then Clermont Auvergne in France, and most recently the Newcastle Falcons in England. He returned to New Zealand in time to join Bay of Plenty for this year’s Mitre 10 Cup season.The 35-year-old said it was an awesome opportunity to continue his career with the defending champions Super Rugby champions.”There are a few guys in the group who I have played with before, and some who I’ve played against, so it will be great to reconnect with them and to get to know the whole team,” he said. “I have long admired the professionalism at the Crusaders and their obvious ability to grow talent, so it will be an honour to be a part of that.”
Inglis made the announcement via a video sent out to Rabbitohs club members.”[It’s] a decision I’ve made purely on my own, and something I’ve been thinking about in the last two-and-a-half months. At the end of 2020, I’ll be hanging up the boots,”I’ll be giving away the game, but staying around this club hopefully for a long time after I retire,” he said.”For the next two years, I’ll be giving everything I can to this great club. 2019 will be my last representative season, therefore next year, I’ll be solely concentrating on the South Sydney Rabbitohs.”As this will come as a surprise to a lot of people, I think it’s time for me to hang the boots up at the end of my contract.”The 32-year-old made his NRL debut with the Melbourne Storm in 2005, and went on to play 110 matches and win two titles with the club, before moving to the South Sydney Rabbitohs in 2011, where he has been since.Inglis has played 145 games for the Bunnies, most famously leading them to glory in 2014, when they beat the Bulldogs in the Grand Final to end a 43-year title drought.He has also played 39 games for Australia and 32 for Queensland in State or Origin.Last year, he was stripped of the Australian captaincy after being charged by police for drink driving and speeding offences. Inglis escaped conviction and was placed on a good behaviour bond.
Morea clocked 3 minutes in his heat 1 event of 2:58 sec.Jacky Tuakoifenu from Wallis and Futuna came first with 2:38 sec, Gary Volau from Fiji in second place with 2:37 sec while Ketson Kabriec from Northern Marianas finished 3rd with 2:56 sec.Meanwhile the men’s finals will be played soon.
Rew scored the first points of the game to get the crowd up on their feet roaring as he shrugged off several defenders to score.The Solomon Islanders responded straight away via Solly Seuika to score out wide.A successful conversion put his team in front.Some razzle dazzle rugby saw Rew grab his second score of the match right after the half time siren sounded. With the kick in, the score was 12-7 at the break.The second half belonged to PNG as two more tries went to Arthur Clement and Butler Morris just on full time.
Gordons went into bat first and after a good start were cruising at 3/29 thanks to 10 runs from the Finance Minister’s son, Junior James Marape.But the loss of two quick wickets saw them slip to 5/36 after the 10 allocated overs. Ela Murray’s Mason Black was the top bowler taking 2/0. Black led the way again, this time with the bat, belting 17 runs in his side’s run chase. His knock included 4 fours.Black’s dismissal brought to the crease Harry Hando who with Eashan Raju steered Ela Murray home to an easy win after only 6 overs.
Last week’s results were pleasing as many Papua New Guinean men showed up to take part in the mixed male and female division games. Although it is a newly introduced competition, it has attracted a lot of attention from some of the sports men and women in the city.Some sporting stars such as PNG Men’s touch captain Eugene Eka, the current PNG Pepes coach Una Rokoura and a host of PNG men’s basketballers and regular netballers are also part of fantastic competition.However, tomorrow night the Rita Flynn courts in Port Moresby will heat up again as teams advance into playing their round 4 games.Round 4 will kick off with Mona in the Premier Mixed Division taking on Mari Pasifika, BB Kings will play Kamuna and Api will take on Vepunama.In the Social A division, NSL will play Ripa Rala, Matrix will take on PNGFP while BSP (2) will challenge Lasi and BSP (1) will go up against Veupunama (2).And in the Social B division PNG Construction will go head to head with Aura Netters, Graffitti will go on a showdown with PNG Hardware’s, Lasi will vie against CPL and Int’L SOS will play APVG.
The general strike scheduled for Thursday, January 30 in the Basque Country and Navarra is the reason for the third time change of the Round of 16 match of the Copa del Rey between Real Sociedad and Osasuna in the Reale Arena. After the last modification, the match will finally be played on Wednesday, January 29 from 9:00 p.m. But the programming of the match by the Spanish Football Federation has been a mess. First they had put it on Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 p.m., which caused the Royal to have less than 48 hours of rest between the league match against Mallorca and the cup. The Real protested and the federation understood that he was rightón, apart from that the regulation was on his side. The game was then changed to Thursday at 9:00 p.m. without taking into account that a general strike had been scheduled by different unions to demand decent work and pensions.Both Osasuna and La Real communicated to the federation that circumstance, something that many fans had complained about, so the Federation has finally transferred it to Wednesday at 9:00 p.m. This means that in less than 22 hours the game has had three different schedules.