Football Viewers’ Guide: FCS Playoffs 2nd Round

first_imgSouth Dakota at Sam Houston State, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 793Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:David Saltzman, play-by-playDustin Fox, analyst FRISCO, Texas – Only 16 teams remain in the NCAA FCS tournament, with Sam Houston State and Central Arkansas beginning their playoff runs this weekend after receiving byes in the opening round. Both teams have home games starting at 2 o’clock Saturday afternoon. Coverage will be available on ESPN3 and ESPN College Extra. New Hampshire at Central Arkansas, Saturday, 2 p.m. CT, ESPN3National TV:ESPN College ExtraDirecTV 792Online:ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsTalent:Mike Watts, play-by-playTyoka Jackson, analystlast_img

No. 3 SFA Upends No. 1 Lions, Punches Ticket to NCAA Tournament

first_imgAt the start of the game, Southeastern forced three turnovers on the Lumberjacks’ first three possessions followed by senior guard Eddy Polanco knocking down a three-pointer to make it 5-0 before Kyle Keller called an early timeout.The Jacks’ senior guard Ty Charles gave the team its first points of the game with a three-pointer that woke up the Lumberjack offense coming out of the timeout. SFA garnered its first lead at 8-7 and used two big stretches in the opening period to take the 32-25 lead at the break.Down 13-8 with 13:16 remaining in the first half, sophomore guard Aaron Augustin used a jumper to spark a 9-0 run with Holyfield capping it with a triple and layup to take the four-point lead.MBB: FINALLY back in the locker room,?? time for @coach_keller12. #AxeEm #SouthlandStrong @SFA_MBB pic.twitter.com/cz9MjVF9Xr— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) March 11, 2018 That’s when another Holyfield tip-in turned the tide. Veal tallied his fourth assist of the game with 8:10 left in the first when he fed Greenwood for a layup to cut the SFA lead to 22-19. It would be the last field goal for Southeastern in a six-minute stretch that saw the Lumberjacks net eight-straight points, including a monstrous slam by Holyfield, to go up 30-18.In the first half, Holyfield and junior guard Shannon Bogues each registered seven points to lead the Lumberjack offense while Polanco scored seven points paired with four rebounds and Veal had four points along with five assists for the Lions. SFA had eight second chance points to SLU’s zero and led the battle of the boards 15-10. SFA outrebounded Southeastern 34-27 for the night, 13 of those coming on the offensive side. The Lumberjacks put up 16 second chance points compared to the Lions’ two. They also led the turnover game, forcing 15 though the Lions scored a game-leading 18 points off 11 turnovers.“They do a great job defensively and play a style of defense that is not very common,” Ladner said. “I have this great respect for Kyle Keller and the Stephen F. Austin program. They did a great job of really disturbing Marlain Veal. Veal makes our team go. They did a great job of helping take him out of the game.” The Lumberjacks will await its fate in the NCAA Tournament when the bracket is announced Sunday at 5 p.m. CT on TBS.center_img Box Score | Photo Gallery | ESPN2 Replay | HighlightsKATY, Texas – After a one-year absence, Stephen F. Austin is headed back to the NCAA Tournament.The Lumberjacks won their fourth Southland Conference Tournament Championship in five years when they defeated top-seeded Southeastern Louisiana 59-55 on Saturday at the Leonard E. Merrell Center.“That was a great night for our school and these players,” SFA head coach Kyle Keller said. “I sat here about 12 months ago and told people that would listen that we’d be back. Thankfully our players did that for us. I’m very gracious our players listened.”SFA led by as many as 14 in the second half, but it was the last 4:46 of the game that proved all the difference for the Lumberjacks. In that span, the No. 3 seed outscored its opponent 16-6 to regain the lead and claim the 2018 title.The Lumberjacks jumped out to a 9-2 start to the second half to extend their lead to 14, but Southeastern strung together a couple runs of its own to regain the lead. After a 7-0 stretch came to a halt from a TJ Holyfield tip-in, junior forward Moses Greenwood and senior guard Joshua Filmore combined for 15 consecutive points to give the Lions a 49-43 lead with 5:45 left in the game, keeping SFA scoreless for almost nine minutes. Holyfield, the eventual Tournament MVP, led a six-point stretch to tie the game at 49 apiece which forced Southeastern head coach Jay Ladner to call a timeout at 3:51 left in the game. All-Tournament selection Marlain Veal completed a pair of shots at the charity line to give the Lions a 51-49 lead, but senior guard Ivan Canete answered with a three-pointer, and the ‘Jacks never surrendered the lead after that. All-Tournament TeamTournament MVP: TJ Holyfield, Stephen F. AustinMarlain Veal, Southeastern LouisianaShannon Bogues, Stephen F. AustinJosh Delaney, Sam Houston StateEddy Polanco, Southeastern Louisianalast_img read more

No. 3 Northwestern State Tops No. 6 Houston Baptist

first_img2019 Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament HomepageBox ScoreCONWAY, Ark. – No. 3 Northwestern State topped No. 6 Houston Baptist 3-1 in the second match of the 2019 Southland Conference Volleyball tournament Friday afternoon inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark. Hannah Brister once again showed out for the Lady Demons, notching a match-high 24 kills and 21 digs for her 14th double-double of the season.Set OneThere were eight lead changes and 13 ties throughout the opening set where the Huskies claimed a 25-22 victory over the Lady Demons. Despite seven kills from Brister, the HBU defense came up with four blocks and limited Northwestern State to a .024 hitting percentage. Megan Patillo and Mikayla Vivens combined for six of the Huskies’ nine kills, while Hannah Lewis tallied five digs for HBU.Set TwoHouston Baptist continued its pace in the second set, jumping ahead with a 4-1 scoring run on a pair of kills from Ebonie Ballestros. Brister provided the Lady Demons’ first lead of the set with a go-ahead kill to take a 7-6 advantage. NSU did not relinquish its lead until back-to-back HBU kills from Vivens placed the Huskies up 12-11. Northwestern State was not deterred and chipped away at the Houston Baptist lead before Kourtney Seaton and Alexis Warren combined for a block to seal the set at 25-23 for the Lady Demons.Set ThreeThe momentum continued for NSU in the fourth set as the Lady Demons jumped out to an early 5-3 advantage. The Huskies remained in striking distance, however, and eventually jumped ahead 11-8 on yet another kill from Vivens. Houston Baptist’s lead stretched to 15-12 before Northwestern State closed the gap and locked the set at 23-23 on yet another kill from Brister. Darria Williams threw down a shot over the net to seal a 25-23 set-four victory for the Lady Demons.Set FourIn what appeared to be a mirror image of the second and third sets, the Lady Demons clinched another 25-23 victory to lock up a 3-1 match win. Williams tabbed four kills throughout the set, while Brister claimed the final three plays of the afternoon with three-straight kills.With the win, Northwestern State advances to the semifinal round where they will take on No. 2 Sam Houston State Friday at noon inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.last_img read more

Sam Houston’s Walker Tabbed Southland Women’s Basketball Player of the Week

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State senior guard Jaylonn Walker is the Southland Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.Walker was amazing in the Bearkats’ lone game on the week, pouring in 41 points to break the SHSU single-game record that had stood for 30 years. The mark was the highest scoring total by any Southland player, and the ninth-most of any player in the NCAA, this season. Walker had 13 points in the first half, and the Kats trailed by as many as 22 points before the break. After the intermission, she tossed in 28 more points as her team drew to within three points before falling 94-91 on the road at Abilene Christian.Sam Houston closes out its regular season with its home finale on Wednesday, March 4, as host to Texas A&M-Corpus Christi before facing Stephen F. Austin in Nacogdoches on Saturday, March 7.Basketball Player of the Week – Jaylonn Walker, Sam Houston State – Sr. – Guard – Calvert, TexasWith 41 points to shatter the school’s single-game scoring record after three decades, Walker earned her first career Southland Player of the Week honor. She is also the third Bearkat to claim weekly honors this season, joining Jenniffer Oramas (Nov. 12) and Amber Leggett (Dec. 16). Walker scored her 41 points in 30 minutes of play, draining five three-pointers and hitting 8-of-10 at the free throw line. She poured in 28 points in the second half to help shrink a 22-point deficit in a road game at Abilene Christian.Honorable Mention: Breanna Wright, Abilene Christian; Imani Robinson, UIW; Chrystal Ezechukwu, Nicholls 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.#SouthlandStronglast_img read more

Versatile Cistron Bids For Third Consecutive Win In Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes

first_imgVERSATILE CISTRON BIDS FOR THIRD CONSECUTIVE WIN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 DAYTONA STAKES AT 5 ½ FURLONGS ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 20, 2020)–A head shy of seeking his fifth consecutive win, Hronis Racing’s versatile Cistron bids for his third straight as he heads a field of seven 3-year-olds and up going 5 ½ furlongs on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Daytona Stakes at Santa Anita.Trained by John Sadler, Cistron comes off a solid head victory over the course on March 21 and he appears at the peak of his powers at age six.Texas Wedge, trained by Peter Miller, is also seeking his third straight win and along with Doug O’Neill’s Wildman Jack and the Ron Ellis-trained Blameitonthelaw, the contention in Saturday’s Daytona runs deep.CISTRONOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA winner of the Grade I Bing Crosby Stakes on dirt two starts back on July 27, he then took the Grade III San Simeon Stakes at 5 ½ furlongs on turf here March 21–earning back to back 100 Beyer Speed figures.  If this 6-year-old full horse by The Factor runs back to his San Simeon, he’ll be plenty tough under regular rider Victor Espinoza.TEXAS WEDGEOwner:  Altimira Racing Stable, Rafter JR Ranch, LLC, STD Racing Stable & A. MillerTrainer:  Doug O’NeillA winner two starts back of the Grade II Joe Hernandez Stakes over the course on Jan. 1, this 5-year-old Colonel John gelding then took an ungraded five furlong stakes at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 25.  Based at San Luis Rey Downs, he’s won three out of his last four starts and four of his six lifetime wins have come on grass.  With an overall mark of 14-6-3-2, he’ll be ridden for the third consecutive time by Flavien Prat.WILDMAN JACKOwner:  W C Racing, Inc.Trainer: Doug O’NeillA lightly raced 4-year-old homebred gelding by O’Neill’s 2012 Kentucky Derby winner Goldencents, he returns from Dubai following a 4 ¾ length win in a Group III turf sprint contested at six furlongs.  With all seven of his career starts coming in turf sprints, Wildman Jack, who has three wins, has been off the board only once.  Fleet of foot early, he’ll be ridden for the first time by Mike Smith on Saturday.THE GRADE III DAYTONA STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 5 of 9   Approximate post time 2:30 p.m. PTSparky Ville–Geovanni Franco–122Stubbins–Umberto Rispoli–122Murad Khan–Abel Cedillo–120Blameitonthelaw–Drayden Van Dyke–120Cistron–Victor Espinoza–124Wildman Jack–Mike Smith–124Texas Wedge–Flavien Prat–124First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Although there is no public admittance, wagering on all Santa Anita races is available via 1stBet.com or through Xpressbet.com.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Real make unhappy Spurs boss Poch No1 target to replace under-fire Zidane

first_imgMAURICIO POCHETTINO remains a top target for Real Madrid as the La Liga giants consider Zinedine Zidane’s future.The Frenchman eased the pressure tap on his second stint at the Bernabeu with a win over Sevilla at the weekend but big concerns remain over his management.2 Pochettino has continually sent ambitious messages over Spurs’ spendingCredit: Getty – ContributorAnd, should Real dispense with Zidane, the Mirror claim Pochettino is their No1 preference to replace him.Although he is on a five-year, £8.5million contract in North London, the former defender has hardly cut the most joyous figure in recent months.The Champions League final saw him publicly question his own commitment to thrifty Spurs and he insinuated victory over Liverpool may have led to him calling it a day.Results in 2019/20 won’t have improved his mood much either with important leads against Arsenal, Olympiacos and Leicester surrendered in recent weeks.In fact, when questioned about whether he will ever take over Real while attending Monday night’s The Best FIFA Awards, Poch replied: “Maybe some year.”Madrid club president Florentino Perez is described as a big admirer of the Argentine and his connection to Barcelona’s local rivals Espanyol may sweeten the deal with the fans. Latest La Liga NewsGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaPicturedKING OF SWINGBale pulls golf pose at training in jibe at critical Real Madrid fansWALKING A FINE LINERonaldo vs Messi ‘not close’ says Lineker as he gushes over Barca iconSET IN HIS WAYSSetien moans that five subs will ruin Barcelona plan of wearing teams downGossip’DEAD’ PAULPogba’s proposed £15m-a-year Real transfer risks wage row after virus pay cutNEY-MBER TWONeymar is second best player in world ahead of Ronaldo, claims ex-Barca chiefTHAT OLD TRICKMessi could leave Barcelona on free via exit clause to allow Old Boys returnGossipNO BALE OUTGareth Bale’s Real Madrid future in limbo with NO firm transfer offers yetThe recent 1-0 win over Sevilla sent Los Blancos back towards the top of La Liga after only winning one of their opening three games.Zidane’s legacy at the club predominantly survives off his Champions League success though and the opening matchday defeat to Paris Saint-Germain set alarm bells ringing in the Spanish capital.Les Parisiens ran out 3-0 winners at Parc des Princes as Real put in a severely lacklustre display on their first European outing since falling to a shock last-16 exit at the hands of Ajax last season.2 Zidane received a boost on the weekend but questions remainCredit: AFP or licensorsMauricio Pochettino tells Spurs to change job title from manager to ‘coach’ in bizarre transfers outburstlast_img read more

Juventus and Napoli target Spurs star Son ahead of January transfer window

first_imgJUVENTUS and Napoli are reportedly monitoring Tottenham star Son Heung-min ahead of the January transfer window.The 27-year-old still has four years remaining on his £140,000-per-week contract with Mauricio Pochettino’s side.1 Son Heung-Min has scored five goals for Spurs this seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorBut according to the Express, the two Italian sides are keeping tabs on the 85-cap South Korea international.Spurs will not want to offload the former Hamburger SV man – who has scored five goals and made two assists already this season.Son has established himself as a fan favourite since he joined Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen in 2015 for £22million.He bagged 20 goals and made 10 assists as Tottenham reached the Champions League final last term.£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with LadbrokesThe frontman has previously been linked to Premier League rivals Manchester United.Old Trafford veteran Gary Neville claimed the 27-year-old would be the perfect fit for Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side.But a move to Serie A looks more likely after his agent confirmed he could make a move to Italy at some point in his career.Speaking to Radio Marte, agent Thies Bliemeister said: “I’ve never brought a player to Napoli, but I’d like to because [Diego] Maradona, my favourite player, played for them.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH 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 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut”I’ve talked to Napoli in the past, with executives who are longer at the club.”Before he added: “As for Son at Napoli, why not? You can never say never in football.”Son likes Italy, the food and Italian people. It’s not easy to take him from Tottenham because he costs a lot but, one day, who knows?”Jurgen Klopp warns Liverpool not to underestimate Sunday match against Tottenhamlast_img read more

Premier League done deals: Deadline day and every transfer in January window

first_imgPREMIER LEAGUE clubs have prepared for the final months of the 2019/20 season with a slow burning transfer window.January saw only a handful of deals in the first fortnight as Sheffield United signed Jack Rodwell, Ondrej Duda joined Norwich and Liverpool completed their move for Takumi Minamino.5 Liverpool had agreed Minamino’s arrival before the window openedCredit: ReutersBut the tension was released in the final few days with Manchester United and Arsenal getting stuck in.The Gunners snapped up two defenders on loan in the form of Pablo Mari and Cedric Soares.While Ole Gunnar Solskjaer finally welcomed Bruno Fernandes to Old Trafford.But for every deal over the line were plenty left unfinished.United’s desperate desire for a striker only bought them ex-Watford man Odion Ighalo and Chelsea were unable to capitalise on their FIFA ban ending early.Here, SunSport lists the Premier League’s entire January business.ArsenalIn: Eddie Nketiah (Leeds, recalled from loan)Cedric Soares (Southampton, loan)Pablo Mari (Flamengo, loan)5 Pablo Mari hopped over to North London from BrazilCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Tyreece John-Jules (Lincoln, loan)Emile Smith Rowe (Huddersfield, loan)Dinos Mavropanos (Nuremberg, loan)Ben Sheaf (Doncaster Rovers, loan)Deyan Iliev (Jagiellonia Bialystok, loan)James Olayinka (Northampton, loan)Aston VillaIn: Louie Barry (Barcelona, £1m)Mbwana Samatta (Genk, £10m)Danny Drinkwater (Chelsea, loan)Pepe Reina (AC Milan, loan)Borja Baston (Swansea, free)Out: Andre Green (Charlton, loan)Jonathan Kodjia (Al-Gharafa, undisclosed)Lovre Kalinic (Toulouse, loan)Scott Hogan (Birmingham, loan)James Chester (Stoke, loan)Jacob Ramsey (Doncaster, loan)Rushian Hepburn-Murphy (Derby, loan)BournemouthIn: Kyle Taylor (recalled from loan)Out: Mikael Ndjoli (Motherwell, loan)Asmir Begovic (AC Milan, loan)Brad Smith (Cardiff, loan)Matt Butcher (St Johnstone, loan)Very happy to be joining this great club. I can’t wait to get started with my teammates and help this club be successful. Forza Milan! 🔴⚫️ @acmilan pic.twitter.com/hKKwkBzPQD— Asmir Begovic (@asmir1) January 13, 2020 LeicesterIn: Ryan Bennett (Wolves, loan)Out: Raul Uche (Real Valladolid, undisclosed)George Thomas (ADO Den Haag, loan)Andy King (Huddersfield, loan)Admiral Muskwe (Swindon, loan)Kiernan Dewsbury-Hall (Blackpool, loan)Mitchell Clark (Port Vale, loan)Filip Benkovic (Bristol City, loan)LiverpoolIn: Takumi Minamino (Red Bull Salzburg, £7.25m)Joe Hardy (Brentford, undisclosed)Out: Herbie Kane (Hull, loan)Rhian Brewster (Swansea, loan)Isaac Christie-Davies (Cercle Brugge, loan)Allan Rodrigues de Souza (Atletico Mineiro, undisclosed)Nathaniel Phillips (Stuttgart, loan)Daniel Atherton (Marine)Manchester CityIn: -Out: Patrick Roberts (Middlesbrough, loan)Lukas Nmecha (Middlesbrough, loan)Angelino (RB Leipzig, loan)Matt Smith (Charlton, loan)Manchester UnitedIn: Nathan Bishop (Southend, undisclosed)Bruno Fernandes (Sporting Lisbon, £68m)Odion Ighalo (Shanghai Shenhua, loan)5 Bruno Fernandes will cost United £68m if all his add-ons are metCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Ethan Hamilton (Bolton, loan)Ashley Young (Inter Milan, £1.3m)Alex Fojticek (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)Max Taylor (Stalybridge Celtic, loan)NewcastleIn: Valentino Lazaro (Inter Milan, loan)Nabil Bentaleb (Schalke, loan)Danny Rose (Tottenham, loan)Out: Kelland Watts (Mansfield, loan)Ki Sung-yueng (released_ NorwichIn: Ondrej Duda (Hertha Berlin, loan)Lukas Rupp (Hoffenheim, undisclosed)Sam McCallum (Coventry, undisclosed)Out: Anthony Spyrou (Released)Carlton Morris (MK Dons, loan)Akin Famewo (St Mirren, loan)Philip Heise (FC Nurnberg, loan)Dennis Srbeny (Paderborn 07, undisclosed)Rocky Bushiri (Sint-Truiden, loan)Louis Lomas (Tampa Bay Rowdies, loan)Louis Thompson (MK Dons, loan)Simon Power (King’s Lynn, loan)Sam McCallum (Coventry, loan)Isak Thorvaldsson (Fleetwood, loan)Sheffield UnitedIn: Sander Berge (Genk, £22m)Richairo Zivkovic (Changchun Yatai, loan)Jack Robinson (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Jack Rodwell (Free)Panagiotis Retsos (Bayer Leverkusen, loan)Out: Richard Stearman (Huddersfield, free)Tyler Smith (Rochdale, loan)Harry Sheppeard (Steel Phalt Academy, loan)Ben Heneghan (Blackpool, loan)David Parkhouse (Stevenage, loan)Callum Robinson (West Brom, loan)Kean Bryan (Bolton, loan)Marcus Dewhurst (Carlisle, loan)Mark Duffy (ADO Den Haag, loan)Jake Wright (released)SouthamptonIn: Kyle Walker-Peters (Tottenham, loan)5 Walker-Peters headed to Southampton in search of first-team actionCredit: Getty Images – GettyOut: Christoph Klarer (SKN St Polten, loan)Josh Sims (New York Red Bulls, loan)Kayne Ramsay (Shrewsbury, loan)Cedric Soares (Arsenal, loan)Harry Hamblin (Macclesfield, loan)Maya Yoshida (Sampdoria, loan)Callum Slattery (De Graafschap, loan)TottenhamIn: Giovani Lo Celso (Real Betis, £27m)Gedson Fernandes (Benfica, loan)Steven Bergwijn (PSV Eindhoven, £27m)Out: Jack Clarke (QPR, loan)Paris Maghoma (Brentford, undisclosed)Christian Eriksen (Inter Milan, £17m)Kyle Walker-Peters (Southampton, loan)Cameron Carter-Vickers (Luton, loan)Kazaiah Sterling (Leyton Orient, loan)Anthony Georgiou (Bolton, loan)Tashan Oakley-Boothe (Stoke, undisclosed)SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamWatfordIn: Joao Pedro (Fluminense, undisclosed)Ignacio Pussetto (Udinese, £7m)Out: Dimitri Foulquier (Granada, loan)Alex Jakubiak (St Mirren, loan)West HamIn: Darren Randolph (Middlesbrough, undisclosed)Tomas Soucek (Slavia Prague, loan)Jarrod Bowen (Hull, £22m)Out: Nathan Holland (Oxford, loan)Conor Coventry (Lincoln, loan)Joe Powell (Burton, undisclosed)Martin Samuelsen (Hull, undisclosed)Dan Kemp (Stevenage, loan)Pontus Dahlberg (Emmen, loan)Sebastian Prodl (released)latest football newsGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossWolvesIn: Leonardo Campana (Barcelona SC, undisclosed)Daniel Podence (Olympiacos, £17m)Luke Matheson (Rochdale, £1m)Out: Elliot Watt (Carlisle, loan)Ivan Cavaleiro (Fulham, undisclosed)Patrick Cutrone (Fiorentina, loan)Connor Ronan (Blackpool, loan)Rafa Mir (Huesca, loan)Harry Burgoyne (Shrewsbury, undisclosed)Benny Ashley-Seal (Accrington, loan)Jordon Graham (Gillingham, loan)Sylvain Deslandes (Arges Pitesti, undisclosed)Luke Matheson (Rochdale, loan)Ryan Giles (Coventry, loan)Ryan Bennett (Leicester, loan)Sun Sport’s Daniel Cutts says Jarrod Bowen is his ‘one to watch’ as he assesses the January windowcenter_img BrightonIn: Anders Dreyer (Midtjylland, undisclosed)Aaron Mooy (Huddersfield, £5m)Jurgen Locadia (Hoffenheim, recalled from loan)Alexis Mac Allister (Boca Juniors, recalled from loan)Tariq Lamptey (Chelsea, £6m)Out: Max Sanders (AFC Wimbledon, loan)James Tilley (Grimsby Town, loan)Tudor Baluta (ADO Den Haag, loan)Gaetan Bong (Nottingham Forest, undisclosed)Jan Mlaker (Brighton, loan)Leon Balogun (Brighton, loan)BurnleyIn: Josh Brownhill (Bristol City, £9m)Out: Ryan Cooney (Morecambe, loan)Christian N’Guessan (Oldham, loan)Adam Phillips (Morecambe, loan)Anthony Glennon (Grimsby, loan)Scott Wilson (Blyth Spartans, loan)Tunde Bayode (Curzon Ashton, loan)Josh Benson (Grimsby Town, loan)Nahki Wells (Bristol City, £5m)ChelseaIn: -5 Chelsea outcast Olivier Giroud went nowhere after the club failed to sign a replacementCredit: ReutersOut: Danny Drinkwater (Aston Villa, loan)Marc Guehi (Swansea, loan)Conor Gallagher (Swansea, loan)Victor Moses (Inter Milan, loan)Jamal Blackman (Bristol Rovers, loan)Charlie Brown (Royale Union Saint-Gilloise, loan)Clinton Mola (Stuttgart, £330,000)Tariq Lamptey (Brighton, £6m)Crystal PalaceIn: Scott Banks (Dundee United, undisclosed)Cenk Tosun (Everton, loan)Out: Sam Woods (Hamilton, loan)James Daly (Bristol Rovers, undisclosed)Jason Lokilo (Doncaster, loan)Connor Wickham (Sheffield Wednesday, loan)Scott Banks (Alloa, loan)EvertonIn: Joao Virginia (recalled from loan)Jarrad Branthwaite (Carlisle, undisclosed)Out: Kieran Dowell (Wigan, loan)Callum Connolly (Fleetwood, loan)Cenk Tosun (Crystal Palace, loan)Morgan Feeney (Tranmere, loan)Lewis Gibson (Fleetwood, loan)Jonas Lossl (Huddersfield, loan)last_img read more

McQueen starts with Titans

first_imgHaving only arrived on the Gold Coast on Sunday evening McQueen admitted to being slightly disorientated when he awoke on Monday morning and had “more butterflies than normal” as he joined his new teammates for a grueling session in the early Queensland heat.A whirlwind departure from Redfern that has in fact been months in the making saw him say goodbye to the red and green surrounds that he has called home for the past seven years and head north to help rebuild a club that has been put through the wringer.Although only John Sutton has been at South Sydney longer than any other player in the current Rabbitohs’ squad, the fleet-footed back-rower was largely kept out of the limelight due to the presence of superstars such as Greg Inglis, Sam Burgess and Issac Luke.But as a five-time Origin representative for Queensland McQueen arrives at the Titans as their marquee signing of the summer and said that his influence on the team will dictate the legacy that is left behind.”Souths are the oldest team in the comp and the Gold Coast are the newest,” said McQueen, who signed a two-year deal with the Titans on Friday.”To start building that legacy and to build a name for myself at the Gold Coast and playing in a successful team is absolutely the goal so I’m excited to do that.”Having a look around the team there are a lot of young guys so I certainly think that the Gold Coast Titans are building for something good and I wanted to be a part of that.”I’ve been around for a while now and a bit of an older head so I’m comfortable with that and happy to put my hand up and be a leader with the younger boys that are here.”One of few familiar faces when McQueen turned up to training on Monday, Eddy Pettybourne was a teammate for four seasons at the Rabbitohs from 2009-2012 and said he was excited to have a player of McQueen’s experience joining the Titans.”He’s obviously got a lot of big-game experience, he’s played Origin and been to a grand final and the way he plays, he’s pretty quick for a big fella,” Pettybourne said.”He prepares well before training and before games and Michael Maguire speaks really highly of him so he’s a great asset to us.”When he came into the [Rabbitohs] squad he was a big winger and obviously he’s transitioned to the back row now but he’s still the same, he just doesn’t have the long hair.”Since making his NRL debut in 2009 and becoming the 1070th player to represent South Sydney, McQueen has seen the Rabbitohs squad undergo a dramatic transformation and said he is ready to become a leader at his new club.”The best way to show leadership is by example,” said the 28-year-old.”Doing the right thing on and off the field and when we’re doing those tough training sessions putting in that effort and putting in the effort in the gym. Not cutting corners and leading by example.”The young guys that come into the squad look up to the older guys and see what they do and they mimic that so if the old guys are doing the wrong thing and cutting corners then the young guys are going to do the same.”When you’re building a culture everyone has to buy in. There are players coming from all different places that have been in different systems but everyone that comes into a new club has to buy into the one culture.”That’s the key to having a successful team.”last_img read more

Netball boss ‘extremely happy’

first_imgThe Pepes finished second at the tournament behind winners Northern Ireland. Six teams took part in the tournament.“The girls did well despite having only 11 players. The board is very happy with the result which is an improvement from their performance at the last Nations Cup,” said Leka Maliaki.She added that, going forward the team will continue to train and keep fit for upcoming international events scheduled for March next year.“We maintained the core of the team from the Pacific Games and got results. Stability is important and we want to keep them together, training and maintaining that high level of competitiveness,” said Leka Maliaki.The Pepes arrive tomorrow morning.last_img