No. 8 UWF women’s tennis defeats No. 7 Rollins 5-2 in NCAA regional

first_img Share Fernanda Amaral clinched the match with a 6-1, 6-4 win at No. 5 singles. (Photo by Bill Stockland)   MIAMI, Fla. – The No. 8 University of West Florida women’s tennis team avenged a close mid-season loss by defeating No. 7 Rollins 5-2 in the semifinals of the NCAA DII South Regional on Thursday afternoon. West Florida (24-4, 9-0 GSC) wins its 15th consecutive match and will face No. 1 Barry in the NCAA DII South Regional finals on Sunday.”The girls came out and played very hard today in doubles,” head coach Derrick Racine said. “We grabbed the early lead in all three doubles matches and just kept playing solid. In singles Katarina played awesome and never let up. Fernanda clinched the final match with aggressive play. It is always great when you can come back at the end of the year and beat a good team that had beaten you earlier in the season.”UWF swept doubles 8-3, 8-5, 8-3 and got victories at No. 4 and No. 5 singles.The No. 5-ranked doubles team of Monika Kochanova (Bratislava, Slovakia) and Laure-Eline Faure (Toulouse, France) won 8-5 at number one doubles while Katarina Dikosavljevic (Queensland, Australia) and Francesca Fanchin (New York, N.Y.) won 8-3 at number two doubles.Nina Bubelova (Považská Bystrica, Slovakia) and Fernanda Amaral (Curitiba, Brazil) won 8-5 at number three doubles.Dikosavljevic earned the first singles point for UWF with a dominant 6-0, 6-0 win at number four singles.Amaral would go on to clinch the match at No. 5 singles 6-1, 6-4.UWF will next face No. 1 Barry in the NCAA DII South Region finals on Sunday, May 4 at noon ET.For information on all UWF athletics, visit www.GoArgos.com.#ARGOS#2014 NCAA DII Women’s South Regional #1 Homepage  Print Friendly Versioncenter_img No. 8 UWF women’s tennis defeats No. 7 Rollins 5-2 in NCAA regionallast_img read more

Preview: Bristol City v Sheffield Wednesday

first_imgAll you need to know about tomorrow’s opponents.SHEFFIELD WEDNESDAYAfter defeating City on the opening day of the season, Wednesday had a mini slump before gradually progressing up the table into the play-off picture. The Owls are currently fifth in the Sky Bet Championship and look likely to be in the top six with just six games remaining. Wednesday have conceded the joint-fourth least in the division and have scored third highest (59) behind Burnley (63) and Fulham (61). Fernando Forestieri has 14 league goals to his name while former Celtic man Gary Hooper has notched 11 since signing from Norwich City. HEAD COACHCarlos Carvalhal – Portguese manager who has been in charge of 15 clubs since 1998. Tomorrow’s match will be the 49-year-old’s first as Wednesday head coach following three seasons out of football. Carvalhal spent three spells at City’s pre-season opponents SC Braga in a 15-year playing career spanning across seven teams. STAR MANFernando Forestieri – Twenty-six-year-old forward born in Argentina but played youth football for Italy from Under-17 to Under-21. After three years in Boca Juniors academy, Forestieri moved to Genoa in 2006 but spent the final two seasons of his three years at the club on loan to Siena and Vicenza. Udinese paid for his services in 2009 but the Argentine failed to make an appearance for the Serie A team and spent his whole time out on loan. His last loan saw him move to England with Watford who secured his signature in 2013. The attacker scored 18 goals in 75 appearances during his permanent spell with the Hornets before moving to Wednesday in the August transfer window. Forestieri has 14 league goals this campaign. OFFICIALSCharles Breakspear is the man in the middle on Saturday. Mark Howes and Nick Hobbis will be his assistants. John Law is the fourth official. TICKETSThe match is sold out. LAST TIME OUTSheffield Wednesday 2-0 Bristol City – Goals from Tom Lees and Lewis McGugan earned Wednesday three points over City on the opening day of the season. Defender Lees nodded home on the hour to open the scoring and McGugan wrapped up the contest tapping in Wallace’s cross as the Owls hit the visitors on the break. LAST SEASONChampionship: 13th FA Cup: Third round (lost to Manchester City) Capital One Cup: Third round (lost to Manchester City) DID YOU KNOW?In 1820, the club was initially a cricket club named The Wednesday Cricket Club after the day of the week on which they played their matches, and wasn’t renamed Sheffield Wednesday officially until 1929.last_img read more

Bossier All-Stars begin quest for 11-12 LL regional softball title Saturday

first_imgThe Bossier All-Stars begin play in the Little League Softball (11-12) Southwest Regional Tournament at 5:30 p.m. Saturday against the Malvern (Ark.) All-Stars in Waco, Texas.Bossier is one of six teams representing five states in the double-elimination tournament being played at the George W. Bush Little League Leadership Training Center and Southwest Regional Complex.The tournament runs through Wednesday. The championship game will be televised on the Longhorn Network. The winner advances to the Little League Softball World Series in Portland, Ore., Aug. 7-13.Other teams competing are Rawlings (Pueblo, Colo.), Silver City (Silver City, N.M.), Bryan Harvey (Bryan, Texas) and Robinson (Robinson, Texas).The Bossier Little League qualified a team for the second straight year.Members of the team include Brooklyn Brandon (Cope), Makenzie Chaffin (Benton Middle), Caroline Easom (Greenacres), Madison Ennis (Greenacres), Kourtnee White (Greenacres), Lexi Gray (Benton Middle), Raelin Chaffin (Benton Middle), Reagan Jorstad (Cope), Jessie Baffuto (Greenacres), Regan Thompson (Evangel), Em Murray (Southfield) and Hannah Borah (Haughton).The Bossier Little League is holding a fundraiser Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Texas Silver Star Smokehouse — The Stage restaurant in Bossier City.Team members will be announced on stage and sign baseballs and softballs for cash donations to help defray travel costs.Calvary baseball coach Todd Walker, a former Airline, LSU and Major League Baseball star, will be the guest speaker.The event will be combined with a “Meet the Candidates” event which will allow local political candidates to introduce themselves on stage and have a chance to meet the players and their parents, family and friends, as well as other interested attendees. The event is open to the public. — Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comCourtesy PhotoThe Bossier All-Stars begin play in the Little League Southwestern Regional tournament Saturday in Waco, Texas.StanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comTop Successful Single Men in Tung ChungDating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndolast_img read more

Bossier wins Little League 7-8 Machine Pitch baseball state title

first_imgThe Bossier Nationals All-Stars won the Little League 7-8 Machine Pitch baseball state championship Friday with an 11-10 victory over host Lafayette.Bossier went 3-0 in the tournament. The Nationals scored two runs in the bottom of the sixth and final inning to rally past Lafayette.Members of the state champion team include Evan Wendrock, Cayden Long, Jaxon Graham, Lane Mangum, Jake Elbert, Hunter Howard, Cameron Jefferson, Chris Carper, Blake Dixon, Jailan Evans, Zachary Chute and Ethan Broome. –Russell Hedges, rhedges@bossierpress.comPremier Diamond BoutiqueHong Kong’s first lab-grown diamond empirePremier Diamond Boutique|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStanChart by CNBC CatalystBlockchain Is Changing the Game for Trade Financing. Here’s How It’s Driving Future Global Trade.StanChart by CNBC Catalyst|SponsoredSponsoredUndoInstant Voice TranslatorInstant Voice Translator (43 Languages) Takes Hong Kong By StormInstant Voice Translator|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCyber Security | Search AdDoing Cyber Security Courses Online may Be Highly RecommendedCyber Security | Search Ad|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTopGadgetAdvisorHong Kong: Why Is Everybody Snapping Up This New $69 Wearable AC?TopGadgetAdvisor|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTop Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoDating.comWhere do attractive singles meet in Tung Chung?Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoStrategyCombatIf you own a Computer, then you have to play this Game. No Install.StrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoBossier task force busts four for prostitution and drugsBossier PressUndoSeven arrested for prostitution and panderingBossier PressUndoStrategyCombatPlay this Game for 1 Minute and see why everyone is addictedStrategyCombat|SponsoredSponsoredUndoSmart Tech TrendOver 60? You Have to Try Those Revolutionary Glasses!Smart Tech Trend|SponsoredSponsoredUndoLoans | Search AdsNeed a loan? Search hereLoans | Search Ads|SponsoredSponsoredUndoAppurseRemember Tiger Woods’ Ex-wife? Try Not To Gasp When You See Her NowAppurse|SponsoredSponsoredUndo Bossier Parish School Board member pleads guilty to anabolic steroid distribution conspiracyBossier PressUndo ‘ ‘ Bossier City man found guilty of killing his co-workerBossier PressUndo ‘ ‘ ‘ Shreveporter arrested for human traffickingBossier PressUndo News gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndo ‘last_img read more

NSL winners to walk off with K100,000

first_imgSoccer BY KEVIN TEME Soccer will continue to set a new trend and direction with the Kumul Petroleum Holdings Ltd National Soccer League increasing its prize money for this season to K100,000. The PNG Football Association president John Kapi Natto made the revelations during the launch of the NSL highlands conference at the National Sports Institute in Goroka, Eastern Highlands. He said he is excited that football is now reaching the four regions. “It is an exciting time ahead for football in the country,” he said. “Under my leadership, we want to make football or soccer inclusive to all regions of this beautiful country and it must reach all corners of this country. “Today, we all have witnessed the launching of the inaugural NSL season to kick off here in this part of the country. “Next weekend, we will be in Kokopo or Kimbe to launch another inaugural NSL season for the NGI region. “So you see what are we doing here. We want to make football or soccer inclusive to all corners of this country where for too long they have been denied and were neglected. “I have said this and will continue to stress that football must reach all corners of this country. “When I became the president, it was my vision and dream that soccer must be played by all both at the grassroots level as well as in the cities.” He said with the spread of football now, they have increased the prize money to K200,000 which will see the winners walking away with K100,000 as first prize and the cup. “This is the biggest prize money on offer by any sport in the country. “Some of us have played at the semi-professional level like in rugby league, kickboxing or others but such prize money is the biggest in any sporting code in the country apart from prizes offered in a one of tournaments like in golf,” Aporro Mai FC head coach Mathew Witu said. “Without supporting partners and sponsors like the Kumul Petroleum Holdings, our dream to spread football will not have come true,” Kapi Natto said. “I am truly humbled by the support Kumul Petroleum Holding under the leadership of Wapu Sonk has given and thank you KPHL and your hard working staff for the support you have given to this beautiful sport of soccer.” He said it is the biggest sponsorship in a single sport and with the support PNGFA have increased the NSL prize money to K100,000 for winners, runners-up get K50,000 and consolation prizes will be given to the third and fourth placing.last_img read more

Kevin Faulk on being named to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame

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AC Milan reportedly in talks with Atletico Madrid over Torres deal

first_imgAC Milan have opened talks with Atletico Madrid over a possible return to the Spanish club for Fernando Torres, The Guardian reports.Torres, 30, is on a two-year loan from Chelsea but Milan are reportedly keen to terminate the deal and offload Torres to his former club, with Alessio Cerci moving in exchange.Chelsea goalkeeper Petr Cech has again been linked with a possible move to Liverpool, this time by the Mail. AdChoices广告Meanwhile, QPR are lining up a ‘new’ bid for Tottenham winger Aaron Lennon, according to the Telegraph.Rangers did not make an approach for the winger during the previous transfer window despite reports they were looking to sign him.But it is claimed that Lennon, 27, rejected a loan move to Loftus Road shortly before the window closed and that Rangers remain interested.It is suggested that a loan deal would suit both parties, with Lennon possibly reluctant to commit to a permanent transfer until QPR’s Premier League status is secured.Reports in Turkey claim the R’s are interested in Galatasary’s former Arsenal right-back Emmanuel Eboue.Rangers boss Harry Redknapp, who has Maurico Isla on a season-long loan from Juventus, is supposedly keen to sign the 31-year-old Ivorian.Eboue, who has not played a first-team match this season, is apparently also wanted by Burnley and Leicester. Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebooklast_img read more

Youth Football Uniform Nightmare

first_img Peachy SportsLogos.Net 2 Posted December 12, 2014 1,264 Sports Logos Share this post The kids call it “fresh” and “swag”.Little kids probably like it because they feel like they are dressed like a superhero. Firefly Posted December 12, 2014 1,027 Harmening 44 panthers_2012 Next 4,836 posts Link to post Posted December 12, 2014 slapshot Share this post Location:Atlanta 0 805 0 Location:Massillon, Ohio 1,027 Members 0 0 Location:Houston, Texas 805 GriffinM6 5,026 Location:Atlanta 1,500 posts Page 1 of 3   1,264 By JGCleveland, December 12, 2014 in Sports Logo News 0 1,264 1 64 Location:Cleveland, OH 1 guest23 Share this post Members 0 Webfooter 1,252 Members Share on other sites 1,027 Share on other sites Posted December 12, 2014 Link to post 0 Share on other sites Members Posted December 12, 2014 677 Link to post Location:Houston, Texas Share this post Members 210 1 Location:Massillon, Ohio 1 MCH925 2,396 posts 1,027 Link to post 0 Firefly Favourite Logos:Eastern Washington Eagles PrimarySeattle Seahawks primaryCal primary and secondary Share this post 1,356 Share on other sites Link to post Share on other sites All Activity Members Share on other sites Sports Logo News Location:Washington 64 MJWalker45 djam2410 Link to post Members Prev Youth Football Uniform Nightmare Members 0 guest23 Sports Logos Posted December 12, 2014 22,252 posts Share this post 5,026 Share on other sites How does he end up putting a swoosh on top of a number?? Can someone please give this guy a hard drive full of fonts that aren’t times new roman? Prev Posted December 12, 2014 Link to post JGCleveland This guy apparently is actually doing pretty well for himself and has even won a contest to design a nascar car for one of the daytona races (looks leagues better than his concepts that actually do end up hitting the field in youth leagues) 5,026 MJWalker45 Location:San Antonio, Texas 919 zpqmaowl 1 872 posts 419 Location:Oregon Posted December 12, 2014 Location:Boston, MA JGCleveland 1,027 Link to post 677 2,668 posts Forums Home 189 Link to post 919 Share this post They look like BMX uniforms. Yuck. zpqmaowl I found some a video of them in action after searching online. Turns out they are the Maryland Seahawks.I wonder how many different helmets they have? SportsLogos.Net Share on other sites GriffinM6 Share this post Link to post Ha this looks like that design junkie’s work. Share on other sites Posted December 12, 2014 805 Posted December 12, 2014 I found some a video of them in action after searching online. Turns out they are the Maryland Seahawks.That explains the Maryland socks.Glad my Seahawks don’t use that garbage! 0 shaydre1019 44 Share on other sites 64 Share this post 210 djam2410 idk Members Members 2,393 posts 1,252 Link to post Posted December 12, 2014 Hat Boy Members Share this postcenter_img JGCleveland Share on other sites A lot of youth leagues purchase apparel from uniform companies that use a license for their mockery of pro uniforms. Link to post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania 5,026 Favourite Logos:Cal Bears, Cavs Moderators These are horrible. Especially those pants. Posted December 12, 2014 2,712 posts Youth Football Uniform Nightmare Link to post Recommended Posts Share this post 4,132 posts 5,026 0 677 djam2410 0 Just horrid all around. The fact they have 2 pairs of pants makes it even worse. Members Followers 0 Location:Tennessee Sign in to follow this   22,252 posts Guests Favourite Logos:Carolina Panthers, Steelers, Penguins, Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets, Chief Wahoo, Cavs Posted December 12, 2014 Webfooter MY EYES! MY EYES!! The kids probably love it, but it just looks horrible. Members 2,393 posts 419 Share on other sites 677 dolphins91 Members Members Posted December 12, 2014 Next Favourite Logos: 2012 and 2014 Stanley Cup Champions Location:Atlanta 0 Share on other sites Share this post Link to post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania Share on other sites 4,836 posts Youth Football Uniform Nightmare 1,252 Members Link to post 5,583 posts So as I was browsing Facebook, I scrolled past this post from SportsnationThe comments on this picture are even worse. Seriously, I cannot even think of words to describe how terrible these uniforms are. There are people who are saying these are better than Seattle’s current set. Which reminds me, they probably don’t have permission to use that logo. Though, that is the least of the things wrong with this. I knew you could use, and sometimes recolor pro logos for youth teams etc. If there’s only an on field component and no attempt to profit off the designs there’s no direct monetary damages. I get that. Colleges have also been more strict with enforcement but some of these are absolute hatchet jobs to currently used logos. If I’m the u or the raiders, I’m not so sure if I want my marks abused in that fashion. 0 17,857 posts Posted December 12, 2014 919 slapshot 720 Posted December 12, 2014 720 Location:Chicago Go To Topic Listing 720 Share this post Posted December 12, 2014 Share this post 1,027 3 So no one told you life was going to be this way Followers 0 Hat Boy These are bad, but in an entertaining kind of way. I think the worst jerseys I’ve ever seen would be the ones where they were basically split in half between forest green and highlighter lime green. 677 Member Title Ha this looks like that design junkie’s work.There is a concept going around that looks REALLY familiar to this let me see if i can find it (edit: here we go ) Share on other sites Link to post MJWalker45 Forums Home MJWalker45 Members Share this post Unpredictable djam2410 0 Share on other sites 10,968 posts 1,356 Posted December 12, 2014 2 1 677 1 Link to post Posted December 12, 2014 The kids call it “fresh” and “swag”.The officials, and anyone else who needs to identify the players wearing these, call it “horrible” and “fail”. 0 0 1,749 posts Share on other sites Location:Houston Share on other sites Medical Crab All Activity Share on other sites dolphins91 I found some a video of them in action after searching online. Turns out they are the Maryland Seahawks. Link to post 176 posts JGCleveland This topic is now closed to further replies. 189 Share on other sites Location:Okoboji, IA Guest Guest Share this post Man those are some butt-ugly uniforms. Seems whoever designed those threw every uniform convention out the window in favor of blinding us with sheer ugliness. 5,026 Favourite Logos:Cal Bears, Cavs Location:San Antonio, Texas 189 Link to post 419 MCH925 Harmening 176 posts 210 shaydre1019 2,052 posts shaydre1019 Share this post Sports Logo News I believe the kids call this swag Share this post shaydre1019 44 3 0 0 Posted December 12, 2014 1 Favourite Logos:Pensacola Blue Wahoos Primary Members Sign in to follow this   Page 1 of 3   Link to post panthers_2012 Share this post idk 0 1,356 Share this postlast_img read more

Favre: Rodgers ‘surprised’ by Packers’ decision to take Love

first_img First Published: 30th April, 2020 04:07 IST Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round.Favre said Wednesday on “The Rich Eisen Show” that he had spoken with Rodgers since the Packers traded up four spots in the first round to take Utah State’s Jordan Love with the 26th overall pick in the draft Thursday.“I’m not going to talk about all that we talked about, but he was, let’s just say, surprised that they went in that direction,” Favre said.Favre also told Eisen that “my gut tells me” Rodgers won’t finish his career in Green Bay. Rodgers, a two-time MVP, has four years remaining on his contract.“I think maybe two years from now they reassess what the future is and Aaron may be reassessing where he wants to play,” Favre told SiriusXM NFL Radio in a separate interview.The selection of Love came 15 years after the Packers drafted Rodgers at No. 24 overall when they already had one of the game’s top quarterbacks in Favre. Rodgers spent three seasons as a backup quarterback before becoming the Packers’ starter in 2008, leading to Favre’s exit from Green Bay.Favre was 35 but had been discussing the possibility of retirement at the time the Packers drafted Rodgers, who is now 36.The Packers declined to respond to Favre’s comments.Green Bay general manager Brian Gutekunst called Rodgers “the best quarterback in the National Football League” the night the Packers drafted Love. Gutekunst continued to emphasize later that week that Rodgers was the team’s quarterback for the foreseeable future.Gutekunst said the importance of the quarterback position caused him to pursue Love.“We have one of the best quarterbacks to ever lace them up, and we’re shooting for championships as long as he’s here,” Gutekunst said Saturday. “We expect him to be here for quite a while. Jordan’s got a lot to learn. He’s got a lot to go. We like him a lot. If we didn’t like him a lot, we wouldn’t have done it. The importance of that position to our franchise is something to me that can’t be overlooked.”Favre said Gutekunst should have reached out to Rodgers and let him know that the quarterback’s input was valuable. Gutekunst said in his Thursday night conference call that he hadn’t yet reached out with Rodgers, but said Friday night the two of them had since spoken. While Gutekunst declined to discuss the specifics of the conversation, he called Rodgers a “true pro.”“I think that (the Packers) burned a bridge that’s going to be hard to overcome,” Favre told Eisen. “At some point, I think it will rear its ugly head.”Love told ESPN on Friday that Rodgers had reached out to congratulate him. Packers coach Matt LaFleur said Saturday he expects Rodgers to be a “great mentor” to Love. SUBSCRIBE TO US WATCH US LIVE COMMENT Associated Press Television News center_img Written By LIVE TV FOLLOW US Last Updated: 30th April, 2020 04:07 IST Favre: Rodgers ‘surprised’ By Packers’ Decision To Take Love Former Packers quarterback Brett Favre says Aaron Rodgers was surprised by Green Bay’s decision to draft a quarterback in the first round.last_img read more

Kenya’s Cheruiyot ready to hunt for glory on the track again

first_imgNAIROBI, (Reuters) – Kenya’s Timothy Cheruiyot, the 1,500 metres world champion, is hoping to return to competitive running next month after a hiatus caused by the coronavirus crisis. Cheruiyot, a three-time Diamond League winner, has targeted the Aug. 14 Monaco race of the same series as his return date. He plans to run in at least three more races before the end of the year.“My focus is to be there, to compete to run at least my personal best,” he told Reuters.The coronavirus outbreak, which has infected millions and killed hundreds of thousands of people around the world, led to the shutting down or postponement of sporting events, including the Tokyo Olympic Games, to curb its spread. It also disrupted Cheruiyot’s 2020 plans, which included preparing for the Olympics in Tokyo.He and his team mates were forced to interrupt their camp at Rongai Athletics Club, located on the outskirts of Nairobi, for three months. They have just resumed training, said Bernard Ouma, Cheruiyot’s coach.“We are… trying to see if any of the provisionally provided Diamond League races will take place,” Ouma said. There are five such race events which are uncertain to take place due to the coronavirus crisis, the coach said, adding that athletes were trying to adapt.“The year 2020 is more of survival,” he added.Yet there is a silver lining in all the gloom: injured athletes have time to be nursed back to health without the pressure of worrying that they are missing out. Cheruiyot, who had been nursing an unspecified injury in February, said the pause has allowed him to recuperate and get fit. He is yearning to get back into action.“I miss racing, always connecting with friends abroad, running together, having fun outside,” he said.last_img read more