Sam Houston State Sweeps Indoor Championships for Third Straight Year

first_img 5. McNeese 53 The Bearkat men finished with a total point tally of 128 for their third overall title while the women’s total of 123 earned them their sixth team championship. Natashia Jackson of Northwestern State was the Women’s High Point Scorer with 22.3 points. The sophomore earned 10 points for her 400m dash win, eight points for third in the 200m dash, three points for sixth in the 60m dash and 2.5 as part of the winning Lady Demon 4x400m relay. 8. Southeastern Louisiana 41 Men’s Weight Throw Sam Houston State Joshua Hernandez So. 64-04.50/19.62m 8. McNeese 38.5 Adams owns three individual gold medals from this year’s championships after winning the long jump and high jump yesterday. Men’s Triple Jump Lamar Brian O’Bonna Sr. 49-11.75/15.23m Men’s 3,000m Lamar Jamie Crowe Jr. 8:14.51 Women’s Pole Vault Stephen F. Austin Kaylee Bizzell So. 13-02.25/4.02m On day two, junior Thai Williams of Lamar took down the women’s 60m dash record that had stood since 2001. Williams clocked in at 7.37 to comfortably take gold in the final and earn 10 points for the Cardinals. She now ranks third all time in overall Southland history.Ashley Davis of Southeastern Louisiana heaved a gold medal shot put mark of 16.61m, breaking the 11-year old record of 6.06m. In the women’s 800m, Sam Houston State’s Camry Grigsby broke her own meet record which she had set in 2016 (2:09.68), finishing with a time of 2:09.30 today for first place. She now holds the No. 4 and 5 spots in the Southland all-time top five. Day Two Champions Women’s 200m Northwestern State De’Shalyn Jones Sr. 24.02 2. Northwestern State 95 9. Southeastern Louisiana 38 Men’s Final Team Standings In total, five meet records were broken through the two-day event.First to fall was the 5,000m record held by Lamar’s Jannika John since 2015. Rabea Schöneborn of Texas A&M-Corpus Christi emphatically made her mark by nearly 10 seconds, winning gold with a time of 16:26.46. That time ranks fourth overall in conference history. 1. Sam Houston State 128 Women’s 400m Northwestern State Natashia Jackson So. 54.78 Men’s 60m Hurdles Sam Houston State Fabian McCall So. 7.90 Last to fall was the men’s 200m record of 21.17 set in 2014. Chris Jefferson of Sam Houston State finished with a blistering gold medal time of 21.07, which ranks him second all-time in league history. 3. Stephen F. Austin 84.5 12. Nicholls 6 4. Abilene Christian 70.5 Pl. School Points Men’s 400m Southeastern Louisiana Maverick Bowleg Sr. 47.71 Men’s 800m Central Arkansas Alex Hanson So. 1:50.87 11. Houston Baptist 20 Women’s Mile Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Allyson Girard Jr. 4:53.65 Women’s Shot Put Southeastern Louisiana Ashley Davis So. 54-06.00/16.61m Women’s 4x400m Northwestern State — — 3:43.89 In the dominant fashion which has become the norm in this event, Tyler Adams of Sam Houston State comfortably won the men’s heptathlon for the fourth consecutive year with a point total of 5,544. The senior Bearkat’s point total is the third-highest in overall conference history. Hunter Key of Stephen F. Austin took silver with 5,238 points while Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s James Manders earned bronze (4,964). Women’s 3,000m Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Rabea Schöneborn Sr. 9:37.62 2. Stephen F. Austin 103 Women’s 800m Sam Houston State Camry Grigsby Sr. 2:09.30 7. UIW 45.5 Event School Name Cl. Distance/Time/Points 3. Northwestern State 80 Men’s 200m Sam Houston State Chris Jefferson Jr. 21.07 5. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 69 Women’s High Jump Central Arkansas Hannah Noble Jr. 5-07.75/1.72m Women’s 60m Lamar Thai Williams So. 7.37 Men’s 60m Sam Houston State Chris Jefferson Jr. 6.72 Stephen F. Austin men took the runner-up team finish with 103 while the Lady Demons of Northwestern State registered their highest indoor team finish in program history, finishing second with 95 points. 10. Houston Baptist 14 Men’s Heptathlon Sam Houston State Tyler Adams Sr. 5,544 4. Lamar 76 11. Central Arkansas 14 9. Abilene Christian 39 The top three finishers in each event final are named First, Second and Third Team All-Conference, respectively. Individual men’s and women’s awards for Coach of the Year, Outstanding Running Events Performer, Outstanding Field Events Performer, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year and Athlete of the Year will be nominated and voted upon by head coaches next week. Pl. School Points FINAL RESULTS | Photo Gallery | Championships HomepageBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the third consecutive year, Sam Houston State showcased its indoor dominance by sweeping both the men’s and women’s team titles at the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships. Women’s 60m Hurdles Northwestern State Daeshon Gordon Sr. 8.26 Women’s Triple Jump UIW Sarea Alexander Jr. 41-07.25/12.68m 10. Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 20.5 Men’s 4x400m Stephen F. Austin — — 3:14.39 12. New Orleans 6 Men’s Mile UIW Deion Hardy Jr. 4:15.81 1. Sam Houston State 123 The Ladyjacks took third on the women’s side with 84.5 points, followed by Abilene Christian (70.5) in fourth and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in fifth with 69. UIW was sixth (56.5) followed by Lamar (54), McNeese (38.5) and Southeastern Louisiana (38). Houston Baptist and Central Arkansas tied for 10th with 14 points apiece, followed by Nicholls (6). The 2018 Southland Conference Outdoor Track & Field Championships will be held from May 4-6 in San Antonio, Texas, hosted by UIW. Adams also emerged as the Men’s High Point Scorer, finishing with an all-time conference best 34 points to his name, smashing the previous record of 27 points set in 1994. He earned 10 points each for his heptathlon, high jump and long jump wins, plus four points for his fifth-place finish in the 60m hurdles. 6. UIW 56.5 7. Lamar 54 6. Central Arkansas 49 Northwestern State men finished third – the team’s best since 2003 – with 80 points while Lamar was fourth with 76 and McNeese scored 54 to round out the top five. Central Arkansas was sixth with 49 points, followed by UIW (45.5), Southeastern Louisiana (41), Abilene Christian (39), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (20.5), Houston Baptist (20) and New Orleans (6). Women’s Final Team Standings For athletes that achieved qualifying marks this season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted by Texas A&M from March 9-10 at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station.last_img read more

Sam Houston State’s Cameron Delaney Wins Men’s Basketball Player of the Year

first_imgIn his eighth year at the helm of the Wildcats, Golding led Abilene Christian (25-6, 14-4 SLC) to program records in wins (25) and conference wins (14) and the first 20-win season at the Division I level. After going 8-10 in league play in 2017-18, the Wildcats’ first year of postseason eligibility, he helped ACU to a six-game turnaround in league play and the program’s first Southland Conference Basketball tournament berth. Delaney, a Harker Heights, Texas, native, led the conference in three-point field-goal percentage (.491) in league play, draining 52 of his 106 attempts from beyond the arc and averaging the second-most treys per game (2.9). In Southland contests, he finished among the top-10 in points (15.6) and rebounds (6.3) per game and free-throw percentage (.852), helping the Bearkats claim their fourth Southland Conference regular-season title. Ishmael Lane2 Northwestern State F/C Sr. Port Allen, La. A Hutchinson Community College transfer, Mitchell posted the fourth-best field-goal percentage in conference play (.566) and snagged 7.1 rebounds per game, good for seventh in the league. The junior from Haverstraw, N.Y. scored a season-high 21 points and shot 10-of-15 from the field in a win over Abilene Christian on Feb. 9. Hayden Koval Central Arkansas C So. Prosper, Texas 2018-19 All-Southland Conference Men’s Basketball TeamsFirst Team Nick Garth Lamar G Sr. Houston, Texas Third Team Ian DuBose Houston Baptist G So. Durham, N.C. Sam Houston State earned a trio of selections to lead the league while Southeastern Louisiana, Lamar, Stephen F. Austin and Abilene Christian each secured two picks on the teams. Northwestern State, Houston Baptist, New Orleans and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi each garnered one spot. Player of the Year: Cameron Delaney, Sam Houston StateDefensive Player of the Year: Ishmael Lane, Northwestern StateFreshman of the Year: Gerrale Gates, New OrleansNewcomer of the Year: Kai Mitchell, Sam Houston StateCoach of the Year: Joe Golding, Abilene Christian Lane, a senior from Port Allen, La., averaged a double-double in Southland contests, pouring in 15 points per game and a conference-leading 11.3 rebounds per game. He finished tied atop the league in blocked shots (69), including a conference-best eight stops against New Orleans on Feb. 6. On two occasions, Lane grabbed 19 boards, the most by a Southland player this season. Of his 12 double-doubles, nine came in league games. Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown Marlain Veal Southeastern Louisiana G Sr. New Orleans, La. Jaylen Franklin Abilene Christian G Sr. Little Rock, Ark. Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown Kevon Harris2 Stephen F. Austin G/F Jr. Ellenwood, Ga. Braxton Bonds Houston Baptist G R-Sr. Nashville, Tenn. Shannon Bogues2 Stephen F. Austin G Sr. Killeen, Texas All-conference teams and individual awards are nominated and voted upon by the conference’s head coaches and sports information directors. Voting for oneself or one’s own players/coaches is not permitted. To receive honorable mention, a player must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots. Kai Mitchell Sam Houston State F/C Jr. Haverstraw, N.Y.center_img Honorable Mention: Roydell Brown, McNeese; Jeremiah Jefferson, Nicholls; Payten Ricks, Abilene Christian; Thatch Unruh, Central Arkansas.All-Defensive Team FRISCO, Texas – Sam Houston State redshirt senior guard Cameron Delaney is the 2019 Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Year, the league announced Monday along with its all-conference teams. Southland yearly awards are presented by Ready Nutrition. Ishmael Lane Northwestern State F/C Sr. Port Allen, La. Marlain Veal3 Southeastern Louisiana G Sr. New Orleans, La. Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown Second Team Name Institution Pos. Class Hometown Jaylen Franklin2 Abilene Christian G Sr. Little Rock, Ark. Josh Delaney Sam Houston State G Sr. Harker Heights, Texas Ezekiel Charles New Orleans G Sr. Brooklyn, N.Y. A Charlotte, N.C. native, Gates started 28 of the Privateers’ 29 games and averaged 8.9 points, 5.2 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game. With leading scorer Ezekiel Charles out for the final seven games of the season, those numbers jumped to 9.7 points, 5.9 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game. 2 indicates two-time all-conference selection3 indicates three-time all-conference selection Kareem South Texas A&M-Corpus Christi G Jr. Toronto, Ontario Josh Nzeakor Lamar F Sr. Mesquite, Texas Delaney leads the all-conference first team, joined by Lane, Lamar’s Nick Garth and Southeastern Louisiana’s Moses Greenwood and Marlain Veal, his third all-conference selection. Cameron Delaney Sam Houston State G R-Sr. Harker Heights, Texas Moses Greenwood Southeastern Louisiana F Sr. Sharon, Miss. Sam Houston State also accounted for the league’s Newcomer of the Year in junior forward/center Kai Mitchell. Northwestern State’s Ishmael Lane is the Defensive Player of the Year, and New Orleans’ Gerrale Gates is the Freshman of the Year. Abilene Christian’s head man Joe Golding garnered Coach of the Year honors. Jaren Lewis Abilene Christian F Sr. Orlando, Fla.last_img read more

Spurs fans will hope players come out fighting vs Arsenal – just like Poch did

first_imgTOTTENHAM fans will hope their idols come out fighting in tomorrow’s North London derby like Mauricio Pochettino did yesterday.It has been a close season of concern, confusion and contradiction at Spurs, caused mainly — it has to be said — by their manager’s at times baffling behaviour and comments.3 Mauricio Pochettino was in combative mood before the North London derbyCredit: Getty – ContributorBut yesterday he finally played a pre-match press conference with a straight bat.At least it appeared to be, because you are never quite sure with Poch. He is as slippery as an eel.There have been many occasions when he has been asked whether speculation about his future was kosher or not.But instead of a straight no, which would have blown any story out of the water, he preferred to keep us — and most importantly chairman Daniel Levy — dangling by remaining non-committal.Among his replies have been “I do not respond to rumours”, “in football, all is possible” and “who can say what is going to happen in the future?”.Media regulars at Tottenham’s training ground have heard them all before. But this one seemed different.Not because it was ahead of a trip to their biggest rivals Arsenal. But because of the rumours that had built up like an Amazonian forest inferno before.Reports he would be quitting his job after the Sunday showdown at the Emirates had spread like wildfire this week from social media into mainstream news.Bookies even stopped taking bets on him resigning, believing it to be a foregone conclusion, not to mention a fantastic PR opportunity.Pochettino, linked last season with vacancies at Manchester United and Real Madrid, said before his team’s Champions League semi-final against Ajax that if he went on to lift Europe’s elite trophy he would leave Spurs.We are in the business of football and it takes one negative result to create a rumour.Poch on exit rumoursThat and a previous failure to rule himself out of bigger opportunities elsewhere meant there was always a perception that he is unlikely to spend the rest of his career at the Tottenham helm.Especially after a disappointing transfer window in which Levy failed to deliver the signings and sales he expected.But it seems Pochettino is able to cast doubts over his own future but not anybody else.And when he strode into the auditorium at Tottenham’s training ground it was clear he meant business. This time there were no ambiguous answers or replies that were left open for interpretation.When a reporter remarked to him he had started firmly on the front foot, he said: “Always we try.”Hmm.Poch, whose team were beaten 1-0 at home to Newcastle on Sunday, then added: “The problem is how it can affect things.“We are in the business of football and it takes one negative result to create a rumour like has happened in this case.3“After the North London derby, I’m going to walk away? What a stupid rumour. It’s nonsense.“Of course there can be other rumours but this one goes too far.“I am optimistic. When we are training, when we prepare the games, of course you can work in a sad environment, you can work if you are not optimistic, but you cannot work if you are negative.“You can ask the staff, ask the players so you know how we are working. I am pushing more.“Every time we are in a difficult period, the only way to change this type of situation and results is to work harder than the day before.“We never lose focus. We never lose the power to push the player, to make them believe, to help their performance and be positive.”Blimey. In truth, any negativity lingering at Tottenham — after undoubtedly one of the greatest seasons in their history — has been sparked by Poch himself.Nobody asked him if he would quit if he won in Madrid. Nobody asked him if he was a coach or manager. Nobody asked him to bench Christian Eriksen and Jan Vertonghen.Anybody in and around Tottenham will tell you something is not quite right.If it were, why would Pochettino and his No 2 Jesus Perez have gone out for a clear-the-air dinner on Thursday night with Levy and another unnamed board member.Poch said: “There were no personal intentions.3Latest Football newsSILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD 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 titleACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“It was always trying to help the club, help the team, that is our principle objective. It was good to listen to Daniel that we are on the same page, that is the most important.”Asked who picked up the tab, Poch joked: “I don’t know because when the bill arrives we go.“Jesus says I need to go to the toilet and I say I have a call from my wife.”Tottenham boss Pochettino denies ‘stupid rumours’ he is going to quit after Arsenal clashlast_img read more

Lloris and Eriksen recalled to Spurs XI to face Southampton after Colchester loss

first_imgTOTTENHAM welcomed back skipper Hugo Lloris and wantaway playmaker Christian Eriksen to their starting XI.Spurs host Southampton off the back of two consecutive domestic defeats, against Leicester in the league and cup conquerors Colchester.1 Hugo Lloris has been recalled by Tottenham after missing the Carabao Cup embarrassment at ColchesterCredit: Getty ImagesKeeper Lloris was celebrating the birth of his third child last week, but returns today meaning there is no place for No2 Paulo Gazzaniga to play against his ex-club.Mauricio Pochettino keeps the same back four of Danny Rose, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen and Serge Aurier.Spurs stick to a diamond midfield with Harry Winks deep lying, Moussa Sissoko and Tanguy Ndombele other side of him leaving Eriksen in his favoured No10 role.Leading the line for Pochettino is the trusty duo of Son Heung-min and Harry Kane, who netted against the Foxes last week.Pressure is mounting on the Tottenham boss, who can count another trophy as behind him after Spurs were stunned by Colchester in the Carabao Cup.And despite being linked with replacing under-fire Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane, Poch has to work his way around the side who gave him his first job in England.The Argentine manager insist there is “no room for sentiment” as the Saints visit North London looking to inflict another blow to seventh placed Tottenham.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneLATEST 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 summerPoch said:  “It is obviously a club I know well and admire following my time there, however today there is no room for sentiment.“As always when we experience disappointing moments, we know the key is to remain calm and in our minds and focus.“As a group we have been through these situations before and I am sure we will navigate our way through this spell too.” Spurs stars fume at Mauricio Pochettino’s ‘agenda’ claims after Colchester humiliationlast_img read more

Dele’s brother stays away as the real McCoy shine in debut win for Mourinho

first_imgDELE ALLI’S brother stayed away and the real McCoy kickstarted Jose Mourinho’s Tottenham regime.Son Heung-min, Lucas Moura and Harry Kane scored the goals but it was Alli, heeding his new manager’s very public call to arms, who truly led the charge.3 Dele Alli was back to his best in Jose Mourinho’s first game in chargeCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe all-action attacking midfielder, 23, who had once been at the centre of all that was good about Tottenham and England, was back.Alli played a crucial role in both first-half goals, slipping the ball to Son to fire through hapless West Ham goalkeeper Roberto and then improvising superbly on the touchline to send the South Korean free to cross for Moura.But the England man’s all-round game was impressive, too.He was pressing, linking play and, when there was nothing else to be done, just working and running hard off the ball until there was.His first-half energy and inspiration, and Tottenham’s finishing, were the decisive factors in victory over a West Ham side and crowd which failed dismally to rise to the occasion.Michail Antonio’s goal and a stoppage-time strike by Angelo Ogbonna should not be allowed to gloss over the stain of the first 70 minutes.If the majority of those on and off the pitch cannot get themselves up for a game like this from the start, then the Hammers – and manager Manuel Pellegrini – really are in the kind of trouble that their current league position suggests.At this rate, the Premier League is going to lose two South American bosses with surnames starting with P in quick succession.Even before Son opened the scoring, the away fans were singing, “No noise in your cup final”.A chorus of “Is there a fire drill?” greeted the sight of some home fans leaving the London Stadium after Kane’s goal early in the second half.3 Jose Mourinho would have been thrilled with Dele Alli’s performanceCredit: ReutersAnd well before the end, the Tottenham faithful were telling Pellegrini: “You’re getting sacked in the morning.”Tottenham, of course, had brought in Mourinho in a bid to bounce back from not really showing up for their own big occasion, back in June against Liverpool in the Champions League final.Qualifying for that competition again next season must be Mourinho’s primary goal and a first Premier League win away from home since January was a good first step.The signs were promising from the start, especially from Alli.Inside three minutes, the axed England midfielder was on the ball and sliding a cute pass in to Kane, whose finish was excellent.The timing of his run had not been so good, however, but the offside flag could not cancel out the good intentions. Soon afterwards, the same two players combined and the same assistant referee intervened.Alli was trying to go through his full repertoire. One moment he was closing down an Issa Diop clearance, the next linking play with a simple pass, then lurking with intent as a Harry Winks free kick almost reached him in the six-yard box.For all that, Tottenham’s were not quite gelling and their best effort was a Son shot that was made to look more dangerous than it was by comedy ‘keeper Roberto.West Ham had been almost totally toothless though, and after Felipe Anderson had wasted a fine break unleashed by Noble, they fell behind.Alli’s pass to Son was well-timed, but the South Korean’s single stepover reduced Issa Diop to a statue and Roberto should have made a better attempt to save it.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneThe Spaniard did keep out an Alli volley soon afterwards but he was helpless to stop Moura making it two.Alli slipped on the touchline but had the presence of mind to flick the ball into Son’s path.Into the box the Tottenham star surged before crossing perfectly into the path of Moura.It would have been three before half-time if Roberto had not scrambled to keep out a looping Davinson Sanchez header.But Spurs and Mourinho did not have long to wait for the goal which would pretty much kill the game.The sight of Antonio warming up at half-time had raised the spirits of the West Ham fans a bit.Then Mourinho wore a rueful look after Moura had dragged his shot wide after a trademark Pochettino-style break with Son.But from their next attack, Spurs worked the ball out wide to Serge Aurier and Diop meekly allowed Kane to head home.The West Ham defender redeemed himself just a bit with a last-ditch challenge on Kane, who had run clear of the home defence.It said a lot about what a wretched afternoon it had become for the home side that the biggest cheer of the day was for Kane being poleaxed after blocking Aaron Cresswell’s powerful free kick with his head.3 Alli was at the heart of everything good for Spurs against West HamCredit: ReutersMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearWas there hope when Antonio found space between Alderweireld and Ben Davies and rifled the ball home?Not much, although Mourinho won’t have been impressed by the nerves and raggedness of his team for the last 20 minutes.West Ham’s sudden intensity ultimately proved to be too little too late.Declan Rice had an 89th-minute “goal” rightly disallowed for offside and Antonio almost forced an Alderweireld own goal before Ogbonna scored with virtually the last kick of the game.Alli himself had come off with ten minutes to go to a chorus of boos. Coming from such bitter rivals, it will have been music to his and Mourinho’s ears. Job done.Jose Mourinho asked Dele Alli ‘are you Dele or his brother-’ as he bids to get Spurs star firing againlast_img read more

Mukiele smiles from hospital after swallowing tongue during win over Spurs

first_imgRB LEIPZIG star Nordi Mukiele has provided a positive update from his hospital bed.The defender, 22, swallowed his tongue and was knocked unconscious during Tuesday’s win over Tottenham.3 Nordi Mukiele shared the picture with his 37,600 followers on InstagramCredit: InstagramMukiele raised serious concerns when he collapsed after being struck in the face by the ball.Paramedics raced on to the pitch during the Champions League tie before he was carried off on a stretcher.The France Under-21 star was rushed to hospital – where he provided fans with an update on Instagram shortly after.He grinned and clenched his fist as he posed for a picture in his RB Leipzig shirt while slumped in his hospital bed.His caption read: “A little fear but who cares?!”The essential is elsewhere… historic qualification and an incredible feeling.”Thank you so much for your support.”RB Leipzig went on to boot Spurs out of the Champions League after the last 16 showdown ended 3-0.3 The defender crashed to the ground after being hit by the ballCredit: Rex FeaturesMOST 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 returnPicturedAN 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 raidIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strutThe German club, who had a 1-0 advantage from the first leg, were 2-0 up by half time after Marcel Sabitzer scored twice.Emil Forsberg scored a last-gasp strike to send Jose Mourinho and Co back to the drawing board.Mukiele will hope to be back in action for RB Leipzig when they face SC Freiburg in the Bundesliga on Saturday.3 Nordi Mukiele was replaced by Tyler Adams after he was carried off on a stretcherCredit: AFP or licensorslast_img read more

NSW enforcer Klemmer wowed by Meninga

first_imgThe giant Canterbury enforcer has usurped outgoing Blues skipper Paul Gallen as public enemy No.1 north of the Tweed following his on-field bust-up with Corey Parker during this year’s State of Origin series.The 22-year-old earned his spot in Meninga’s Kangaroos Four Nations squad after impressing in the PM’s XIII side he coached against PNG in September and Klemmer admits to feeling some trepidation when they first met.”I was a bit scared of him to be honest,” Klemmer told AAP.”I really didn’t know what to expect. But I’ve never experienced a coach like him. He has real aura about him and the way he carries himself.”He’s about looking after his players and made a point of sitting down with me to get to know me better on the tour and I’ve really enjoyed and respected that.”I have to say having seen him in close quarters and getting to know him I can see why Queensland have been so successful.”He also said there he’s fitted in perfectly with the Queensland players he was going toe-to-toe with in a feisty game three of Origin in July.”They’re all great, Cam Smith, JT, Sammy (Thaiday), JT… legends of the game,” he said.”It’s an honour to call them teammates.”Klemmer’s almost certain to keep his spot on the bench for the clash with New Zealand in Coventry on Saturday after a strong showing against the Scots and in Perth against the Kiwis.With Jason Taumalolo and Klemmer’s former Bulldogs teammate Martin Taupau in outstanding form against England last weekend, he knows the world’s No.1 ranked side will present a much stiffer challenge.”Our next two matches against NZ and England are going to be much harder,” he said.”The Scottish boys were physical but with Marty and Taumalolo plus the likes of Jesse Bromwich in their side it’s going to be a real tough.”But these are the games you want to play in.”last_img read more

Eight PNG swimmers qualify for finals

first_imgPini clocked the fastest in the men’s 50m butterfly in 24.58 seconds ahead of Tahiti.Samuel Seghers also qualified in the 50m butterfly in a time of 25.51 seconds.Savannah Tkatchenko qualified in the women’s 100m breaststroke on 1 minute,16 seconds while Barbara Vali-Skelton clocked 1minute,19seconds.Ryan Maske and Askley Seeto qualified in the men’s 200m breaststroke event.Anna-Liza Mopio Jane clocked seventh fastest in the women’s 50m butterfly and Stanford Kawale qualified in the men’s 200m medley. Pictured are men in this morning’s hits.last_img read more

Barramundis thrashed by Ireland in ICC Cup

first_img Author: However, PNG Barras challenged the strong Irish side with a great fielding performance with every member of the top eight Irish batsmen reached double-figures but with the exception of Niall no one passed 50 as PNG’s bowling unit, led by seamer Norman Vanua’s 5 for 59, held Ireland’s scoring rate in check.It was Vanua’s maiden five-wicket haul in first-class cricket. Norman Vanua’s 5/59 in the first innings and Assad Vala’s defiant knock held of the Irish side.Despite the strong performance from the Barramundis, it was Niall and Kevin O’Brien each scored key half-centuries to underpin victory in stifling conditions. Niall and Kevin O’Brien each scored key half-centuries to underpin victory in stifling conditions.The result puts the Hebou PNG Barramund tied for sixth place with Namibia at 20 points.Meanwhile, Ireland is back into first place on the Intercontinental Cup table with 60 points, 14 clear of Netherlands.last_img read more

Olmo and the derby, in the press of Barcelona

first_imgBarça loves Dani Olmo. He takes it to his cover this Friday Sports world and, as reported ACE on December 31, he raises his signing not for the winter market but with a view to the summer of 2020. Olmo has already insisted that his dream is to wear the Barca shirt next season, but he has more offers. Therefore, Barça will try to tie it before to stop the competition of clubs such as City. But, in addition to Olmo, the derby is also played in the first pages. Derbi with nice picket on social networks. And derby with stars. Messi Y Suarez They already trained on Thursday and arrive in time for a very important match for the Barça team, not to mention what is played on Spanish in the debut of Abelard.last_img read more