UCA’s Harry, Doss Sweep Volleyball Player of the Week Honors

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Abbie Harry and Emily Doss are the Southland Conference Volleyball Players of the Week, the league announced Monday.The tandem helped the Sugar Bears (16-13, 10-6 SLC) close out the season with a pair of wins over UIW and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi last week. Harry threw down 41 kills over seven sets to average 5.86 kills per set. Doss came up huge on defense for the Sugar Bears with 39 digs and a 5.57 average on the week.UCA concluded regular-season play with seven consecutive victories in order to secure the No. 5 seed at the upcoming Southland Conference Volleyball Tournament. Central Arkansas will square off against No. 4 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Friday at 6:30 p.m. inside the Farris Center in Conway, Ark.Offensive Player of the Week: Abbie Harry, Central Arkansas – Sr. – OH – Frederick, Md.Harry led the Sugar Bears to their sixth and seventh consecutive wins, following back-to-back game-high kills of 20 and 21 against UIW and A&M-Corpus Christi, respectively. The senior’s 41 kills came on a .311 hitting percentage and were bolstered by 11 digs on the week.Honorable Mention: Lorin McNeil, Abilene Christian; Ehize Omoghibo, New Orleans; Hannah Brister, Northwestern State, Madison Green, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Defensive Player of the Week: Emily Doss, Central Arkansas – Jr. – DS/L – Springdale, Ark.Doss was a key component on defense for the Sugar Bears, leading the team with 39 digs and a 5.57 digs-per-set average. The senior led her squad through seven sets, dropping just one throughout the final week of regular-season play. Heading into the postseason, Doss boasts a season-high 553 digs to rank third in the conference.Honorable Mention: Addison Miller, Sam Houston State; Lizzy Low, Southeastern Louisiana; Maddie Miller, Stephen F. Austin; Carissa Barnes, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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.last_img


first_imgCARMA Elects Candace Coder-Chew as Board PresidentLeading Thoroughbred aftercare charity to be steered by life-long equestrian and businesswoman ARCADIA, Calif., Feb. 23, 2019 – The California Retirement Management Account (CARMA), a non-profit organization that provides funding for the retirement of California-raced Thoroughbred horses, announced today that Candace Coder-Chew has been unanimously chosen board president.Nominated by her predecessor, veteran trainer Howard Zucker, whose term had come to an end in January, Coder-Chew fills the position perfectly with her tenacious personality, involvement in racing and love of Thoroughbreds.“There is no one who deserves this title more than Candace,” said CARMA’s founder Madeline Auerbach. “She dedicates so much time to this organization and our mission. CARMA has seen tremendous growth over the last several years and I am confident Candace will continue that upward trajectory.”In her previous role as vice president, Coder-Chew oversaw the expansion of CARMA’s Placement Program and the Thoroughbred Classic Horse Show (TCHS).During her tenure, participation in both programs grew more than 50 percent. She was also instrumental in creating Aftercare Awareness Days at Santa Anita Park. Recognizing a need to demonstrate the versatility of Thoroughbreds once their racing careers are over, Coder-Chew created an on-track event to showcase their abilities to horsemen and fans during live racing.“I am more than honored to serve as President of CARMA with a team of dedicated and passionate industry professionals that make up CARMA’s board of directors,” said Coder-Chew.  “CARMA, and its critical mission of supporting Thoroughbred aftercare and aftercare awareness, has been near and dear to my heart since its inception.”“To begin this month, we have designed a new campaign titled OWN. RACE. RETIRE. This will be the common thread through our existing programs designed to increase awareness and promote inclusiveness with both the horse racing industry and the general public. I am looking forward to working with our talented board and staff to see the organization reach its fullest potential,” she said.Professionally, Coder-Chew is Santa Anita Park’s Director of Print and Graphics – a position she has held for 26 years. She is the wife of Thoroughbred race trainer Matthew Chew and has owned many retired racehorses.“Candace is incredibly hands-on – her passion for Thoroughbreds is evident in the amount of time she gives to this organization,” said Executive Director Lucinda Mandella.“She has brought so much of her knowledge and professional skills to the charity and we are excited to see where she will lead us over the next three years of her term.”last_img


first_imgROSARIO, O’NEILL & HRONIS RACING LEAD WINTER MEET BELLAFINA TO LEAVE APRIL 29 FOR KENTUCKY OAKS DISTINCT SANTA ANITA FLAVOR IN ARKANSAS DERBY BAFFERT, MANDELLA SQUARE OFF IN ARKANSAS DERBYBob Baffert is in pursuit of his sixth Kentucky Derby victory. Richard Mandella is in pursuit of his first, having been blanked in six previous tries.The two Hall of Fame trainers, based side-by-side in barns at Santa Anita, square off with the two favorites Saturday in the Grade I, $1 million Arkansas Derby at Oaklawn Park, Baffert sending out 8-5 Improbable and Mandella 2-1 Omaha Beach.Seven riders formerly or currently based at Santa Anita are booked to ride in the Arkansas Derby, adding Southern California flavor. They are Tyler Baze, David Cohen, Jon Court, Stewart Elliott, Flavien Prat, Joel Rosario and Mike Smith.A son of the Danzig stallion War Front, Omaha Beach already has won at Oaklawn, capturing the second division of the Rebel Stakes by a nose over champion Game Winner on March 16. The Arkansas Derby, to be decided at a mile and an eighth, offers 100 Kentucky Derby qualifying points to the winner, 40 to the runner-up, 20 to the third-place finisher and 10 to the fourth.Would already having a win over the track be an advantage for Santa Anita-based Omaha Beach? Not necessarily, says private clocker and bloodstock agent Gary Young.“It’s more beneficial that he’s the best horse, I think,” Young said. “I like Improbable, but the way Omaha Beach has worked and galloped, I think he’s a real race horse.”Four of the five leaders in Daily Racing Form’s Derby Watch are based at Santa Anita, and five of the last seven winners of the Run for the Roses were headquartered in Southern California: I’ll Have Another (2012), California Chrome (2014), American Pharoah (2015), Nyquist (2016) and Justify (2018).American Pharoah and Justify were Triple Crown champions trained by Baffert.Four of the above were based at Santa Anita, the exception being California Chrome, who called Los Alamitos home.“It’s kind of ironic with everything that’s gone on at Santa Anita this winter that if me and a lot of other people had to name a Kentucky Derby winner on three notes, as they said on ‘Name That Tune,’ right now it would be the two Baffert horses (Roadster and Game Winner) and Omaha Beach,” Young said. “Improbable might even be the fourth horse.“Nothing against horses that won the other preps, but I think the Kentucky Derby trophy’s coming back to California again this year.”Fans at Santa Anita can watch and wager on the final major prep for the first jewel in the Triple Crown. The Arkansas Derby goes as the 11th of 12 races with a scheduled post time of 4:43 p.m. Pacific Time.The field: Improbable, Jose Ortiz, 8-5; Six Shooter, David Cohen, 30-1;Omaha Beach, Mike Smith, 2-1; Tikhvin Flew, Tyler Baze, 30-1; Laughing Fox, Ricardo Santana Jr., 20-1; Gray Attempt, Stewart Elliott, 8-1; Galilean, Flavien Prat, 10-1; Country House, Joel Rosario, 12-1; One Flew South, Calvin Borel, 50-1; Jersey Agenda, Ramon Vazquez, 30-1; and Long Range Toddy, Jon Court, 5-1.ARCH PRINCE SEEKS FIRST STAKES WIN IN TOKYO CITY CUPE-Racing.Com already is in the black on a $32,000 claim made on Arch Prince last September, but trainer Brian Koriner hopes the Kentucky-bred son of Arch can add to that sum when he makes his stakes debut in Sunday’s Grade III, $100,000 Tokyo City Cup for older horses at a mile and a half on the main track.“I think the distance might help him,” Koriner said. A five-year-old gelding, Arch Prince broke his maiden going a mile and an eighth on turf and is coming off six straight races at a mile on dirt. With a 4-2-2 record from 23 starts, he has earned $106,045.Santa Anita features the 15th annual Tokyo City Cup celebration Sunday with a plethora of Japanese cultural events, performances and delicious cuisine.The Tokyo City Cup, race six of eight with a 1 p.m. first post time: $2,000 supplemental nominee Campaign, Rafael Bejarano, 2-1; Acker, Victor Espinoza, 3-1; Full of Luck, Mario Gutierrez, 5-1; Arch Prince, Alonso Quinonez, 8-1; and Beach View, Flavien Prat, 7-5.BELLAFINA LEAVES APRIL 29 FOR KENTUCKY OAKSBellafina, smashing 5 ¾-length winner of the Grade I Santa Anita Oaks last Saturday, is on course for the Grade I Kentucky Oaks at Churchill Downs on May 3.“I think we’ll have her first breeze back a week from today (April 19),” said Simon Callaghan, who trains the bay daughter of Quality Road for Kaleem Shah. “She’ll just breeze twice before we go to Kentucky.“She’s booked on an April 29 flight.”ROSARIO, O’NEILL, HRONIS RACING LLC WINTER KINGSWith the Winter portion of Santa Anita’s 47-day meet concluded last Sunday, jockey Joel Rosario topped Flavien Prat by a 56-52 margin, and will be recipient of Santa Anita’s coveted Golden Whip Award.Rosario, 34, capped his successful run with victory aboard the John Sadler-conditioned Gift Box in the 82nd running read more

Dragons must muscle up: Packer

first_imgWhile the Red V were ranked ninth in total metres gained out of all sixteen clubs in 2016, their inability to turn attack into points created a number of headlines, with the pressure on coach Paul McGregor and skipper Gareth Widdop mounting. Packer wants to make sure the Dragons don’t shy away from the fact that the forwards need to be in control in order to give more room for the little men to create opportunities for the outside backs.  “Obviously there’s always been some criticism there with the forward pack but we can only worry about what we can do this year so it’s up to us whether we can live up to our potential,” Packer said.”We’ve got some new additions in the squad, particularly in the middle with Vaughny [Paul Vaughan] bringing a lot to our forward pack. “I think we can match it with other teams in the competition in terms of our forward pack so that’s one of our goals and I think we can do it.”The 27-year-old made his return to the NRL for the Dragons in March after a 30-month exile and is ready to take his game back to the level that saw him represent the New Zealand Kiwis back in 2011, particularly with a Rugby League World Cup coming up at the end of the year. “Coming back to the game last year was a good stepping stone and this year I need to continue to improve,” Packer said. “I really love the club and everyone involved has been good to me in the last two a half years.”St George Illawarra’s first challenge will come against a Penrith side that many are predicting will go a long way this season, but Packer is keen to focus on his team’s own ability.”It’s been a long slog for the boys… 15 weeks of hard work,” he said.”It’s going to be a tough game against the Panthers but with the boys in the squad, if we play well with our ability, we can match it with any team this year.”There’s only one way to prove that and it’s by doing it, so everyone’s excited to get the season off to a good note. “We’ve got a good opportunity to go out there and get our season on the front foot in terms of momentum.”last_img

Weepu hangs up his boots

first_imgThe 71 test veteran has announced his decision on Instagram saying “it’s been an honour and a privilege to have played footy over the years.”Weepu made his provincial debut in 2003 for Wellington, playing with the Lions until 2011 when he switched to Auckland from 2012-2014.The 34 year-old made 124 Super Rugby appearances – 84 for the Hurricanes and 40 for the Blues.His All Black career included playing a leading role in New Zealand’s World Cup triumph in Auckland in 2011.Weepu headed overseas in 2014 to play for London Welsh, Wasps and French clubs Oyonnax and Narbonne.He recently returned to New Zealand to play Heartland Championship rugby this season for Wairarapa Bush.last_img

Team PNG Team Sport Schedule Out

first_imgThis draw schedule reflects the final entries now received by all competing teams.The schedule for all matches and all competitions will be released by the GOC via their website in the coming week.PNG will be competing in eleven team sports with both men and women’s teams in Basketball, Cricket, Hockey, Lawn Bowls, Rugby 7’s, Soccer, Touch Football and Volleyball.Rugby 9’s will have a men’s team only while netball and softball will see a women’s team only compete.In softball, the PNG will take on American Samoa in ‘best of three’ rounds at the Bisini Sports Grounds from July 16-16 for a gold medal playoff only.The Individual sports will feature PNG Athletes competing every day of the Games.With the majority of tickets selling at K10 per person, the public is urged to buy tickets to support team PNG who will be competing in all 28 sports.All tickets for all events are day passes so spectators are able to watch all the games of the respective sports each day.last_img

Bahamas to host Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017

first_imgIt is the first time in over 50 years that a Commonwealth Games event has been held in the Caribbean, the last being in 1966 in Kingston, Jamaica.The Youth Games aims to unite 1000 young athletes aged 14-18 in a Caribbean carnival of impactful competition, personal development and new Commonwealth friendships.“It gives me the greatest pleasure to announce that the Executive Board of the Commonwealth Games Federation has unanimously voted to award the upcoming edition of the Commonwealth Youth Games to the Bahamas,” said Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin CBE, speaking after announcement of the decision.“The Commonwealth Youth Games are a unique and empowering opportunity to celebrate and engage young people on the level playing field of sport. I congratulate and commend the Bahamas Bid Committee for their passion, commitment and expertise and look forward to helping realise their dream of an impactful and inspiring Games for the Bahamas, the Caribbean and the Commonwealth.”The sixth edition of the Games – now just over 500 days away – will take place from 19-23 July 2017 in the capital of The Bahamas, Nassau.The Bahamas is a former host of the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in 1985 and the Conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers in 2015.Commonwealth Secretary-General Kamalesh Sharma has congratulated the hosts of the next two Commonwealth Youth Games: The Bahamas in 2017 and Northern Ireland in 2021.Describing sport as a powerful catalyst for the empowerment of young people across the Commonwealth, Sharma said he expected each host nation to build on the success of previous Youth Games to inspire young people to participate in sports, stay healthy, and contribute to building an inclusive Commonwealth.Commenting after the announcements of the Commonwealth Games Federation, Sharma said: “The Commonwealth Youth Games are a practical expression of Commonwealth inclusiveness, and a reminder of how sport and physical activity can bring people together and inspire positive social action.”“I was honoured to attend the opening ceremony of the last Commonwealth Youth Games in Apia, Samoa, in September 2015 and immensely enjoyed meeting the many inspirational young athletes who participated. This international sporting event is growing from strength to strength, and demonstrates a distinctive Commonwealth ethos.”The Secretary-General welcomed the choice of The Bahamas as the host of the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Games, saying: “I congratulate the Government of the Bahamas on its successful bid to host the next Commonwealth Youth Games in 2017. The Bahamas shows exemplary commitment to the development of young people in the Commonwealth, as was seen when the conference of Commonwealth Education Ministers assembled last year. I am confident they will put on a spectacular showcase for sport.”Responding to the announcement of Northern Ireland as host of the 2021 Youth Games, Sharma commented: “I am confident that the people of Northern Ireland will extend a warm welcome to all who participate and attend the 2021 Commonwealth Youth Games. This will enable all to experience our continuing Commonwealth commitment to the positive role of young people and the role of sport in bringing communities together.”At a special event at Belfast City Hall , attended by athletes from previous editions of the Commonwealth Games and Youth Games, Commonwealth Games Federation President Louise Martin said: “The Commonwealth Youth Games are an important and inspiring demonstration of the connecting and life-changing power of sport to bring people and different communities together.“As Samoa showed us last year, hosting a special sporting occasion like the Youth Games empowers even the smallest nations to have a profound and distinctive impact – not just on their own young people or their own communities – but on an international scale.”The Commonwealth Games Federation is the organisation responsible for the governance, direction and organisation of the Commonwealth Sports Movement, including the Commonwealth Games and Commonwealth Youth Games. The Commonwealth Secretariat, led by the Secretary-General, provides policy advice and technical assistance to member governments to adopt sport as a tool for development and peace. This complements its broader work to support youth development and empowerment.Each Olympic year the Commonwealth Secretariat brings together Ministers responsible for sport for the Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting. The next meeting is in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, ahead of the 2016 Olympic Games.last_img

This Tuesday, conclave by Aguado

first_imgThe Numancia Keep an eye on the market and with the possibility of improving the current workforce. According to Diario AS sources close to the Real Valladolid player Álvaro Aguado the situation that the player falls on the CD Numancia is “50%”, and it is that these same sources ensure that “who has to make the decision to make it.” This could arrive on the morning of this same Tuesday, although everything is conditioned to the number of players that currently has the Soriano club in their ranks. The sports director of Numancia César Palacios already warned in the presentation of Bernardo Cruz that from the soriana entity one works in the exit of several players. One of them, Marcos, has already been assigned to the Tudelano, so there would be one, or perhaps two more exits. The players involved in the decision already know that Numancia does not have its services and the arrival operation is conditioned to an exit. Aguado knows the sports project of NumanciaHe likes both the club and the coach, Luis Carrión, although it is no longer the sole decision of the player. The name of Aguado came to light via AS a few weeks ago and, for the moment although it seemed that all the parties were satisfied everything is stopped until Tuesday, although it is not only the Numancia the team of the silver category that would be interested in the jienense player. In addition, another of the names that are on the table is that of Málaga player José Rodríguez. The midfielder does not enter the sports plans of the boquerón club, nor those of Sheikh Al Thani who could be holding back Rodriguez’s departure to several teams of LaLiga Smartbank. Be that as it may, the Soria club has already been reinforced with two players in this winter market such as Bernardo Cruz and Erik Morán, who has played the two possible matches since he arrived for the sanction of Gus Ledes although the Brazilian-Portuguese player already is available to the coaching staff for the match played by the Soria team on Saturday at La Romareda against Real Zaragoza.Streak Hygiene The Murcian striker of Numancia, Higinio Marín, has the best numbers since you saw the elastic soriana: “I have always said, at the beginning they marked the defenses and those at the top not and now I’m leaving, I keep the three points and let the streak go on, ”said the player. Before Sporting de Gijón, Numancia returned to curdle a good game bending the opponent and effectively facing the goal: “We had the clear ideas of what we had to do, we knew how to keep the result and with the genius of Curro we have tied the Outcome”. Again, the stopped ball returned to take effect for the Sorianos: “We must give importance to the stopped ball and we have things rehearsed and left,” said Higinio.last_img

Atlético reaches the derby outside the Champions League

first_imgGetafe has taken the victory in the match against Betis. A loner of both Angel of penalty shortly after the end of the crash has left the points in the Coliseum and catapults the Bordalás to fourth place. The blue team equals with Atlético at 36 points, but, in the absence of the two clashes between the two sets being played, the general goal difference dictates sentence. Getafe sports a +10 for a +8 for Atlético. Thus, those of Simeone remain in fifth position, out of the four positions that give direct access to the Champions before playing next Saturday’s derby. He was not out of the first four places for four days. Atlético started the twenty-first day in third position eight points behind Barcelona and Real Madrid, but with the same as Sevilla (35). Getafe appeared fifth two points behind Atlético. Barcelona lost in Valencia, but Atlético, far from taking advantage of that leader’s slip, left two points in their field against the penultimate ranked. The Leganés started a draw. Meanwhile, Sevilla beat Granada and beat Atlético in the standings. Getafe also beat Betis. Atlético had settled four days ago in the Champions League positions. He had become seventh after the dispute of the sixteenth day, when he drew goalless with Villarreal. But December ended by adding three straight wins against Osasuna, Betis and Levante. It ended 2019 with good feelings, but they have evaporated in this beginning of 2020. And now it arrives at Real Madrid. Until this day, Atlético had remained out of the Champions League in seven days, becoming leader after the third date.Atletico started with the goal of fighting for titles this season, but there is a goal that by no means can escape. That is none other than finishing the course in the top four to access the economic push that allows you to participate in the Champions League. That is a sine qua non condition for maintaining the project. Without this financial lung, it is not possible to maintain the budget and expenditure on the workforce and the technical staff. The income account is going to go to record numbers this season, reaching 500 million, but that could change if you can’t participate in the next Champions League.last_img

Kenin: “Everyone can fight and fulfill their dreams”

first_imgSofia Kenin, an American born in Moscow 21 years in the past, opened her account on the Grand Slams on the expense of Garbiñe Muguruza, which he defeated in three units. “It’s my first speech, however I’ll attempt to do it proper,” he mentioned gracefully in his speech after choosing up the trophy from Lindsay Davenport. “I hope we can play extra finals collectively sooner or later,” she advised the Spanish. “My dream has come true. I’ve labored arduous to be right here, and everybody can fight for their desires as a result of I simply fulfilled mine,” threw into the auditorium. His mother and father settled down definitively within the USA when he was just a few months outdated and all his life he targeted on tennis. To be a famous person. You will have already taken step one.last_img