Month: May 2020

Southland Gives Back: UIW

first_imgSAN ANTONIO, Texas – The University of the Incarnate Word athletic department and its Student-Athlete Advisory Committee recently took time out of their busy schedules to collect canned goods as part in the annual Southland Gives Back community service project.“I am really appreciative of our student-athletes and all of the hard work they put in to serve our surrounding community,” Director of Athletics Brian Wickstrom said. “Community service is an excellent way to increase exposure of UIW Athletics, while also helping to develop our student-athletes at citizens. I am proud of our Student-Athlete Advisory Committee for leading the way in meeting the mission of the University of the Incarnate Word, and for helping to set UIW Athletics apart as a premier institution within the Southland Conference.”Cardinals from all 23 sports came together to participate in the third annual Cardinal Canned Food Drive. Donations of canned goods were collected for the San Antonio Food Bank, which strives to fight hunger in Southwest Texas through food distribution, programs, education and advocacy. The San Antonio Food Bank has quickly grown to serve 58,000 individuals a week in one of the largest service areas. For the most up-to-date information on UIW Athletics visit Be sure to follow UIW Athletics on Twitter @UIWAthletics and like UIW Athletics on Facebook at UIW Athletics.As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. “Every year this event is a great way for UIW’s student-athletes to come together and give back to the community that we love,” SAAC President Karina Velez said. “As student-athletes, we understand the importance of nutrition. We are happy to contribute to the San Antonio Food Bank and help them reach their goals of ending hunger. Our next event is our annual Cardinal Crates initiative, where we will deliver school supplies, donated by UIW student-athletes, to Hidden Cove Elementary.”center_img This year, UIW Athletics collected nearly 1,000 pounds of canned goods for the local community. Those goods will be distributed to more than 530 partner agencies in 16 counties throughout the region.last_img read more

World title in PNG kickboxer’s sight

first_imgPNG’s  welterweight champion Rickson ‘The Powerhouse’ Yamo has a chance to fight for the division’s vacant World Kickboxing title which will be held in Port Moresby in July.The World Kickboxing Federation (WKF) sanctioned International event will be staged on the 27th of July at the Lamana Gold Club.Yamo said he was confident of winning the WKF welterweight 46.5kg title. Yamo will be up against four time world champion Jarrko Jussila from Finland.“We met before and he (Jussila) won by a split decision. But after the loss I discovered that I was using 12ounce gloves and Jarrko was using the formal 8 ounce gloves required. This time I am confident of winning the title. I will do it for my country and my new province Hela, said Yamo.He said that in his 12 years of kickboxing, this was by far his biggest challenge yet, saying it was a dream come true to fight for a world title. Yamo urged his supporters to give him the push to attain the title.“My preparations have been very good, I’m training four hours a day and I am ready to get that title,” said Yamo.The July 27 event will also feature five undercard fights. The sixth fight will be a  fight for the Intercontinental title between Muay Thai fighter Lee Henry Garap and Drew Corfield.Yamo thanked Opposition Leader Belden Namah for pledging a K100, 000 for the fight. But he also said he needs more sponsorship to cover an estimated cost of 355,000 kina to stage the event.last_img read more

PNG wins host rights to World Cup league matches for 2017

first_imgPhoto: PHOTOSPORT The PNG government first signalled its interest in hosting World Cup matches two years ago, with co-hosts Australia and New Zealand offering their support.Papua New Guinea’s Minister for Sports and National Events, Justin Tkatchenko, says, after hosting a successful Pacific Games, Port Moresby has a host of new facilities ready and waiting to be used at the highest level.”Over the last six months the World Cup team and NRL have done their due diligence and come to PNG: had a look at our hotels, medical facilities, infrastructure, stadiums and all the rest to give a recommendation as to whether we’re able to host such an event so today is a bit of history for Papua New Guinea”.Justin Tkatchenko says Sir Hubert Murray Stadium can hold 20,000 fans and will likely be the first pick for possible venues, with Lloyd Robson Oval and Sir John Guise Stadium also options.Papua New Guinea will only be hosting the Kumuls pool games, with other matches in the group to be played in Australia.last_img read more

Carvajal, Banega and Unai López among the sanctioned of the 20th day

first_imgThe Competition Committee has published the agreements reached after studying the minutes of the 20th day of LaLiga. The agency has reported the following suspensions:A match for accumulation of reprimands to:Unai López (Athletic)Rubén Pérez (Leganés)Ximo Navarro (Alavés)Carlos Fernández (Granada)Emerson (Betis)Carvajal (Real Madrid)Banega (Seville) A match for double warning to:Germán Sánchez (Granada)Javi López (Espanyol)Parejo (Valencia)Two matches for protests to the referee:Daniel Jesús Pastor Bejarano (physical trainer of Mallorca).last_img read more

This Madrid is everyone’s business

first_imgRodrygo6 Jovicone Casemiro4 Karim, whom the muses have abandoned since Valencia, remains the same top white scorer. It corresponds to 16 of the goals of this 2019-20, and who comes closest to him is Rodrygo, with 6. In the tail of the table are those that remain to be released, only four: Militao, Marcelo, Mendy and the injured Asensio, That is not but it is expected. DEL GOLES DEL MADRID 2019-20 * PLAYERGOALS * Unionists’ goal is not counted Lucas Vázquezone Bouquets5 Fede Valverdetwo Benzema16 Varane3 Carvajalone Kroos4center_img Nachoone 6 Viniciustwo Jamesone Modric5 Madrid has put in the lane the solidarity of its players, who have raised their shoulders to shield themselves in defense and to do more damage in attack. With Nacho, the exemplary youth player, there are already 18 Zidane boys who have celebrated at least one goal this season. It is the data that draws the leader in the League and qualified for eighth in the Champions League and in the Cup as A coral team. Hazardone Brahimone Bale3 Four days after Brahim was the last to open his account, before Unionistas, Nacho succeeded him in Zorilla to avoid a bad drink to Madrid and increase to 18 the Madrid scorers. In total (14 in Barça, 15 in Seville and 11 in Getafe), two lines have more prominence, the defense and the core. They were not presupposed such contribution, but theirs are 27 of 59 goals this season, almost 46%.The missing ones: Militao, Marcelo, Mendy and AsensioIn Liga is where this irruption of defenses and midfielders acquires greater relevance. He doesn’t score in the tournament, despite the brand-new solo leadership, a Madrid striker for a month and a half, when Benzema scratched a point in the discount at Mestalla. After that December 15 have passed five days and six goals Without an attacker saying this mouth is mine. Iscoonelast_img read more

Hazard will be operated on Thursday

first_imgThis type of solution is not new at Real Madrid. For example, Higuain already went to the United States, specifically to Chicago. The Argentinean operated there with Dr. Richard G. Fessler of a hernia in the back. Before, Van Nistelrooy He visited Colorado to solve his knee injury with Dr. Steadman, who operated on María José Rienda. Hazard will be next to cross the puddle. Eden Hazard will be operated on the fissure in the right distal fibula who suffered in the match against Levante on February 22. The club and the player have already made the decision and the Belgian will go through the operating room this week. The intervention, in this way, It will take place Thursday in Dallas.The news, advanced by the journalist Edu Pidal in Onda Cero, was confirmed by the club to this newspaper. Madrid, however, prefers not to provide details about the operation at the moment. The withdrawal period will be two to three months, which makes it difficult for Hazard to play again this season with the Madrid shirt. For the Belgian even Eurocopa is in danger, Although Roberto Martínez, who was in the Classic at the Bernabéu, is confident that the strategy taken will come later.last_img read more

Schalke will lower wages at Mascarell’s proposal

first_img“We play soccer, that’s our business. If we can’t do that, then we have no income. And if a company has no income, that’s bad. “ Jochen Schneider, Schalke’s sports director, recently assured.Schalke, after having performed poorly last season (fourteenth in the Bundesliga), has returned this year to the positions it usually occupies, which give access to European competitions. He is currently sixth and, although he has far the Champions League positions, The goal is to return to Europe next year to begin to recover from the sports crisis that it went through. The serious situation in Europe due to the coronavirus is affecting football. With the competitions suspended, the clubs have difficulties to assume the enormous amount of expenses that suppose the chips of the soccer players. Without income, the accounts don’t add up. For this reason, the Schalke footballers have taken a step forward: They have proposed to the directive to lower their wages by 30% during the time this situation lasts. The leaders had asked for an effort and it has been Omar Mascarell, the team captain since January, who has transferred the decision of the staff to the leaders. The Spanish proposed this option to the rest of the team captains, who also viewed it with good eyes. After consulting with the other colleagues, they communicated their decision.Mascarell is in Tenerife these days, because all this serious situation caught him on his land recovering from an injury he suffered in the abductors. Despite being far away, his status as captain has put him at the forefront of the squad to speak with those responsible for the club. The final decision, led by the Spanish, has been to lower wages to help the team in this delicate situation.last_img read more

Portugal donates half of the bonus for playing the Eurocup

first_imgThey will be the members of the national team, the main managers of the Federation and the technicians of the national team those who make this donation. In addition, they have launched a message of encouragement: “We guarantee that, individually and as a team, we will continue to do everything possible to support our country at this decisive moment. We are together. We are all Portugal. “ The Portuguese team has decided to step forward in this crisis caused by the pandemic. The Portuguese national team has decided to donate half of the premium it has obtained for qualifying for the next edition of the Euro Cup to the semi-professional teams, those who are most suffering the consequences of COVID-19.It was last Wednesday when the Portuguese Football Federation decided to end the amateur leagues without appointing any champion, completely truncating the season, which causes a very severe setback for the coffers of the clubs that militate in these categories. This is why the team led by Cristiano Ronaldo has decided to allocate 4.7 million euros to the so-called Competition Support Fund, whose mission will be to help the players of the semi-professional clubs until the end of this 2019/20 season.last_img read more

Former U.S. goalkeeper Hope Solo gives birth to twins

first_imgHe said the twins, the couple’s first children, were born on March 4 and came into the world “in the midst of a pandemic,” adding that the experience had been “an incredibly stressful time for us.”He only added that the babies had required a stay in a neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). and took the opportunity to thank health workers who are addressing the coronavirus pandemic.“We would like to thank all of the amazing nurses and doctors who helped care for our babies during our time in the NICU and we would also like to thank all of the healthcare workers who have been on the front lines fighting this pandemic, day after day. day, “he said. The former goalkeeper of the soccer team of United States, Hope Solo and her husband Jerramy Stevens, they welcomed their twins to the world, the women’s soccer star announced.Solo, a former goalkeeper of the United States women’s national team, and twice an Olympic gold medal, announced through her social networks the birth of her twins, adding that they are called Vittorio Genghis Stevens and Lozen Orianna Judith Stevens.“What have we been doing during our time in quarantine? Well, as you can see, we’ve been incredibly busy,” he said on his account. Instagram.last_img read more

Denmark wins a Eurocup for which they did not qualify

first_imgAnd then came the script twist. That moment as unexpected as necessary in the middle of the films that make the viewer stay hooked on the story. In France I played the current Golden Ball Jean-Pierre Papin, along with other world-class stars like Cantona, Blanc and Deschamps, among others, and were led by the great French myth, Michel Platini. And even so, Denmark, which had not scored a single goal in the previous two games, won (2-1). England fell to Sweden so the Danes passed as group seconds: Holland of Gullit, Van Basten, Rijkaard, Koeman, Bergkamp and company, champion of the previous Eurocup, waited in the semifinals. “It has to be a joke”, were the first words of Peter SchmeicheHe, goalkeeper of that team and considered one of the best in history, when he was announced that his team would go to the Euro Cup. The goalkeeper, like the rest of his teammates, was on vacation when the Danish federation informed them that they would play in the continental tournament. “Get out and not make the ridiculous” were the words the coach told them Richard Nielsen their players before starting each of the three group stage matches against England, Sweden and France.Don’t make the ridiculous. That was the motto. Nobody was betting a hard one because Denmark passed the group stage of the tournament and less without Michael Laudrup, the best Danish player of all time, who had left the team a few months earlier due to disagreements with Nielsen. In the opening match, against England, the result was better than expected (0-0) but evidenced the lack of rhythm of the Nordic team, which hardly disturbed the goal of Woods. The second match was against Sweden, the host, and in it all the omens were confirmed: the Swedes won 1-0 and Denmark still did not approach the rivals with danger. Brian Laudrup, Michael’s brother, was the center-forward of the national team and was not optimistic: “We were already thinking about continuing with the holidays, because beating France in those conditions was impossible.” The goal of not making a fool of himself was accomplished. Going through the phase was a real merit and falling to one of the best teams of the moment in the semifinals was something that was logical. Holland believed themselves superior and looked in the final and left the game extremely relaxed. Denmark took advantage of it. Larsen He was the great Danish star with his two goals and the Netherlands slipped the whole game, tied thanks to goals from Bergkamp and Rijkaard. The penalty shootout was seen as a duel between two of the great goalkeepers of the moment: Van Breukelen, who had already given PSV a European Cup in the set, and Schmeichel, who many considered the best goalkeeper in the world. The Danish was victorious after stopping a Van Basten shot, no less, and put the Nielsen team in the final of a Euro Cup for which he had not qualified.In the final they ran into the Germany’s first team reunited after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Things of destiny. Denmark had participated in the Euro Cup because a country was breaking and the title was played against one that had just been restructured. This time, unlike the movies, there was no heart attack ending. Denmark won 2-0 without going through too much trouble thanks to goals from Jensen and Vilfort and gave a unique ending to that historic Eurocup. “Without a doubt, the fact that nobody trusted us, not even ourselves, was what allowed us to become champions,” was the conclusion Schmeichel drew after the tournament. Live to believe.center_img The history of the selection of Denmark in the summer of ’92 it seems to be taken from the script of movies like Wimbledon or Rocky. In them, a hero protagonist, for reasons foreign to him, is invited to participate in the biggest sporting event of the moment and has just conquered the hearts of all fans. He even wins (in Rocky’s case, spoiler alert, the second time). The story of the Danes is a tracing. Denmark, which had not qualified for the European Championship in Sweden that year, was invited to replace Yugoslavia, whose country was immersed in the tragic and terrible Balkan War, and ended up winning the tournament against all odds. Pure Hollywood.last_img read more