FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Dimitris Azoides and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kei Kato are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank.Azoides was the lone Wildcat to win both singles matches last Wednesday, defeating his Florida A&M counterpart in the first match of the day and earning ACU’s lone point in a 6-1 team loss to No. 41 Florida State in the following match. The Wildcats (14-4) are off for another week until they play host to the ACU Invitational, beginning Tuesday, March 26.Kato won all three of her matches as the Islanders, winners of five of their last six, extended their win streak to three matches. A&M-Corpus Christi defeated UTRGV 4-2 on Wednesday before taking down conference-foe Lamar 5-2 on Saturday. The Islanders continue league action against Southeastern Louisiana at Noon Sunday in Beaumont, Texas.Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Dimitris Azoides, Abilene Christian – Freshman – Limassol, CyprusAzoides began last Wednesday with a 6-1, 6-0 victory over Florida A&M’s Rodney Sturgis and later held off Florida State’s Juan Martin Jalif in a super tiebreaker 6-4, 5-7, 10-8. Azoides improves to 13-5 this spring and has won nine of his last 10 matches.Honorable Mention: William Mottet, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Kei Kato, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Junior – Tokyo, JapanAfter dropping the first set to UTRGV’s Marine Dazyan, Kato stormed back to win the final two frames 6-3 to claim the win. In Southland action, Kato won at second-line doubles with Myu Kageyama 7-6 (5) and topped Lamar’s Bianca Vitale 6-2, 2-0 as Vitale had to retire.Honorable Mention: Sarah Adams, Abilene Christian; Jasmin Buchta, Lamar; Ela Iwanuik, Northwestern State; Fuka Nonoyama, Central Arkansas.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 at least 25 percent of ballots.
Featuring personalities such as Cathy Freeman, Michelle Payne and Lee Lin Chin, the ad was launched via the AFL Women’s Facebook account on Sunday.The campaign is a throwback to the ‘I’d like to see that’ advertisments for the men’s game in 1994, that featured sporting stars such as John McEnroe, Carl Lewis and Evander Holyfield.AFL Women’s 2017 season commences on February 3 with Carlton playing Collingwood at the MCG.The Grand Final will be played on March 25.
What made this play from Campese even more impressive was the fact he had suffered a bad ankle injury in the first tackle of the game, an injury that ultimately ended his match at half-time, with the ailment so bad that he did not see out the second half. Unfortunately injuries have been the story of Campese’s career, with the 33-year-old doing well to even play in the World Cup after tearing his calf in the lead-up to the tournament. These injuries have made him appreciate his 13-year career even more, especially those that have always supported him along the way. “It’s been a long couple of weeks. Tearing my calf a week before the competition started was unideal,” Campese told Channel 7 after Friday’s loss.”I tried every day to get out on the field with the boys. I got through Thursday’s session and ran out on Friday night, but in the first tackle in Friday’s match I did my ankle. I couldn’t believe my luck. “I got to play that first half and go out on GIO Stadium the way I came in. I wasn’t a winner but I’m thankful for my time in rugby league and all the supporters, including my mates and family. I couldn’t be happier.”Italy are now officially out of the World Cup after Friday’s fiery loss to Fiji in which there were three players sent to the sin-bin. Italy suffered two of those dismissals, leaving the side with 12 men on the park for 20 minutes of the first half. It took its toll physically on the Italian side who were within two points of Fiji early in the second half before being overrun 38-10. “We played with 12 men for 20 minutes of that first half so it was a great effort to go into half-time trailing by just a try,” Campese said.”Jarryd Hayne hadn’t been tackled in this tournament so we made it a goal to get up in his face and try and shut him down. First half worked, but in the second half they were too big and strong and came over the top of us.” In many ways it was poetic that his career would end much like it started – in front of an adoring home crowd with Campese just thankful to have had the opportunity to play at the top level.Thirteen years ago Campese began his first grade career at what was known as Bruce Stadium, now GIO Stadium, making his debut for the Raiders at five-eighth as his side went down 34-18 to the Penrith Panthers. On Friday night he ran out for Italy, honouring his grandfather’s connections to the Azzurri and in the process receiving the hometown Canberra farewell he so thoroughly deserved. Although there was no victory for Campese and his Italian teammates, he still showed the flashes of brilliance that saw him selected for Australia in 2008. He set up Italy’s only try for the first half, throwing a brilliant cut-out pass to winger Josh Mantellato who scored in the corner.
With no proper training facilities or town competition before the current Games, the Tongan women still manage to score points against their more experienced competitors in the competition.This is the first time Tonga has produced a hockey team for international or Oceania Hockey competitions.Team Tonga women’s hockey captain Vasi Feke told PNG Loop her team only had three months preparation for the Games and they needed more exposure at international matches such as this.Despite the code not being popular in Tonga, Feke said they decided to bring a team for hockey because they love sports.”Our game plan now is to get the experience and exposure to take back and better our team come the next Games,” Feke said.
Despite a few minor traffic infringements and some cases of petty theft at some Games sites, operations commander David Manning says that the security operations have so far been good.Manning says that with no major incidents to report, the overall security detail has been spot on from initial scouting parties to Prince Andrew’s visit, the Pacific minister meeting as well as the overall Games venue and accommodation sites.Meantime, Police Commissioner Gari Baki has expressed satisfaction so far in the Games operations adding that Manning and his personnel and army and correctional services staff should be proud of the outstanding work that they had carried out so far.Baki says that the Games operations are a good indication of the capabilities that the RPNGC, the PNGDF and the CS have in terms of the upcoming major events such as the 2017 elections and the 2018 APEC meeting.Meanwhile Manning says that as with any major operations there will be a two week post-operation process to ensure that all contingents and games officials are secured and dealt with after which official operations will cease.
The clinic was run by the Game Development Officers from NRL PNG who took the 93 students through several different exercises including agility, scrambling and channels (try scoring).Lead Development Officer for NCD, Richard Ora said the clinics were designed to engage students in rugby league skills development, drills and games during the holidays.He said clinics had been run all throughout the year in different schools in the nation’s capital with today being the last clinic for the year.League Bilong Laif is a program that is funded by the Australian Government and delivered through NRL PNG.It aims to reach schools in all regions of the country using rugby league as a tool to support education outcomes.
This was confirmed by the POMRFL this week in what is exciting news for all.Operations Manager for the POMRFL, Meke Maino said he and other POMRFL officials took a tour with Oil Search representatives this month to check the progress on work at the NFS.“The POMRFL was assured that our games will be played at the NFS- a stadium that is being built to world standards,” said Maino.He added it was now only a matter of scheduling games with some to be played at the two rugby fields at NFS and at Murray Barracks.Maino said the POMRFL had secured a five-year deal with the PNG Defence Force to use the field which is an added bonus for the POMRFL.The NFS will be fully functional in February next year.
Tactic: “We have rolled out and have noticed. When they have stolen they had many meters to our goal and we have worn them out. The team has lost few balls and has had a lot of control of the ball.”Goals: “The whole team has the capacity to score goals. We are very close to defend and we can see it. The sensations are very good and hopefully the streak continues.”Final: “We are prepared for the final. We must rest and eat well to reach the final the best possible conditions. Winning the Super Cup would be the best birthday present.”Valverde’s words: “If Valverde does not agree, file a formal complaint. It was known since February that it would be so.” Dani Carvajal He went through the mixed zone to analyze the triumph of Real Madrid against Valencia (1-3) and the pass to the final of the Super Cup, where he will face Atlético or Barça, who play this Thursday. Asked about the statements of Valverde (“I find it strange to play with two invited teams”), the side was blunt: “If you disagree to file a formal complaint.”Sensations: “The team has been plugged in from the beginning and we have achieved the goal. Now we must focus on the final.”
And when Portuguese signed, He was so convinced that he could get his club into the top European competition, that he added in his contract a clause for which he would receive a bonus if he accomplished the feat, as the British newspaper publishes, Daily Mail.This extra pay amounts to two million pounds, that is, 2.35 million euros just for being fourth or for winning the Champions League (which grants a direct ticket for the next edition), something that a priori does not count. Mourinho is beginning to incorporate new players to make that possible, but the truth is that his balance is not entirely encouraging, since in the 14 games he has directed he has won seven wins, two draws and five defeats, being two wins, a draw and defeat matches that did not belong to the Premier League. Your next test will be tomorrow before the Watford. Tottenham is eighth with 30 points in the English league classification, to 4 of the Europa League (Manchester United), to 9 of the Champions League (Chelsea) and 27 points from the leader (Liverpool). Everyone takes for granted that it is impossible to win the English league by tracing such a big difference, but reaching the positions that give the Champions League pass is not such a difficult task. At least for José Mourinho. Premier League* Data updated as of January 17, 2020
4 33 The Vecchia Signora needs to strengthen its spinal cord and the Croatian is a signing of the likes of Maurizio Sarri: Rakitic has already given its approval and has a principle of agreement with the bianconeri, to those who, on the other hand, they still lack the ‘ok’ of Barça.For now, the clubs do not match on the economic side of barter (Italians want to give weight to the age difference between players, six years) and a response from the Bernardeschi environment is expected, which has not yet begun to negotiate with the culé directive. The former of the Fiorentina is barely taking center stage with the new coach of the champion of Italy: in the first 19 days of the A series, only started nine times. Juventus and Barcelona are currently negotiating a possible barter between Ivan Rakitic and Federico Bernardeschi. The idea already emerged last summer, but it was discarded by the Catalans due to the refusal of Ernesto Valverde: with the arrival Quique Setién, instead, the operation could be feasible and is being considered by both directives.