FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State’s Natashia Jackson and Jasmyn Steels are the Southland Conference Women’s Indoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday.The Lady Demon duo competed at the Ted Nelson Invitational in College Station, Texas, over the weekend, each taking home a first-place honor. Jackson ran in a trio of events, taking fifth place in the 60-meter dash, second place in the 200m dash and helping the Northwestern State squad to a first-place finish in the 4x400m relay.Steels completed a perfect day Friday, taking home the gold medal in the long jump with a 20-10.75 leap. Her long jump at the meet currently ranks fifth in the nation.Women’s Indoor Track Athlete of the Week – Natashia Jackson, Northwestern State – Sr. – Houston, TexasJackson concluded a busy weekend, producing a trio of top-five finishes for the Lady Demons as Northwestern State won its third consecutive Ted Nelson crown. Jackson placed second overall in the 200m dash with a time of 24.22, the Southland’s fastest time of the season. She also anchored the 4x400m relay team to a first-place finish with a time of 3:48.13.Honorable Mention: Ajah Criner, Central Arkansas; Tia Andrews, McNeese; Kelsey Ramirez, Stephen F. Austin; Valentina Campos, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.Women’s Indoor Field Athlete of the Week – Jasmyn Steels, Northwestern State – Jr. – College Station, TexasSteels recorded the fifth-best jump in the nation on her first attempt Friday to take first-place distinctions in the long jump at the Ted Nelson Invitational. Her 10 points helped the Lady Demons win their third-straight team title at the meet.Honorable Mention: Annina Brandenburg, Abilene Christian, Alanna Arvie, McNeese; Kaylee Bizzell, Stephen F. Austin.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.
IN THE END it was an unexpectedly serene night for Tottenham in the hostile atmosphere of Belgrade.It could have been oh so different if Milan Pavkov had done better with one of the numerous openings presented to him.4 Full debutant Lo Celso bagged his first goal for SpursCredit: AP:Associated Press4 Lo Celso celebrates Spurs’ opener with Son Heung-minCredit: AP:Associated PressOr if Paulo Gazzaniga wasn’t in such fine form.But a goal on his first start for the impressive Giovani Lo Celso, and a second half brace from Son Heung-min gave Spurs a really important victory as they look to progress from Group B.Here is how SunSport rated each individual performance on a good night for Mauricio Pochettino’s men.PAULO GAZZANIGAThe in-form Argentine made a superb stop in the first half to deny Pavkov one-on-one. Frustrated Red Star once again just before half-time with an exquisite fingertip save to touch Van la Parra’s effort onto the post. 8JUAN FOYTHTried manfully to get to the byline, but often lacked the pace to really make an impact going forward. Reasonably solid defensively. 6DAVINSON SANCHEZBig let off when he struck his own crossbar just before the break after Rajiv Van la Parra had hit the post. A few harum scarum moments but ultimately decent. 6ERIC DIERBooked in the first half for an aerial challenge with Pavkov. Like Sanchez, a few scary moments, but was reasonably assured on just his third start of the season. Tried to bring the ball out of defence. 6DANNY ROSENice run and square pass to set up Son’s second goal. Not overly troubled defensively, but an improved display nonetheless. Nice pass to play Sessegnon in behind for Tottenham’s fourth. 74 Rose battled away for SpursCredit: ReutersMOUSSA SISSOKOBustling, disciplined performance. Understated but stuck to his task well. Always on hand to cover for his team-mates when they went for a wander. Typically dependable. 7TANGUY NDOMBELEKept the scramble alive with a good challenge in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. Nearly gifted Red Star a golden chance when his slack pass gave the ball away in midfield – lucky that Pavkov was wasteful. Burst forward brilliantly before passing the ball to Alli who found Son for Spurs’ second goal. 7GIOVANI LO CELSOWon the ball brilliantly on the halfway line in the build-up to his goal. After finding Harry Kane the ball eventually scrambled to the Argentine who took a good touch and finished smartly after Red Star had somehow kept it out. Was very involved playing nominally off the right hand side, particularly in the first half. Promising touches and vision – exciting for Spurs fans. STAR MAN 8DELE ALLIRelatively quiet night for Dele. Tried plenty of flicks and first time passes, with few coming off. Did, however, weight his pass perfectly to tee up Son’s first goal. 6SON HEUNG-MINSomehow conspired to miss twice in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal. With the keeper down Son scuffed his first shot into one of the defenders on the line, before shortly after smacking the bar from about a yard, spared blushes by Lo Celso. Did eventually get on the scoresheet when he rifled home from Dele Alli’s through ball. On hand shortly after to apply the simple finish to Danny Rose’s square. 84 A much better night for Son Heung-minCredit: EPAHARRY KANELashed into the side netting in the first half. Struck the post in the build-up to Lo Celso’s goal after a slightly heavy touch. Dangerous in possession. Gorgeous through ball for Rose in the build up to Son’s second. Dragged a shot wide from seven yards after Eriksen’s cutback. 7SUBS:LATEST SPURS 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 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 yearEriksen (for Alli, 61 mins) – dangerous cutback to set up a decent chance for Kane. Finished smartly from Sessegnon’s centre. 7Sessegnon (for Son, 75 mins) – Lovely run and cross for Eriksen’s goal. 7Skipp (for Lo Celso, 86mins) – A special night for the youngster, to make his Champions League debut. Booked. 6Not used: Vorm, Alderweireld, Davies, Lucas Moura Mauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red
TOTTENHAM boss Jose Mourinho has insisted Mauricio Pochettino is “always welcome” at the club following his sacking on Tuesday evening.Speaking in his first press conference as Spurs manager, Mourinho admits it he feels sad despite taking his first managerial job in 11 months.3 Mourinho was unveiled as the new Tottenham manager on TuesdayThe former Manchester United manager said: “I’ve been smiling for two days.”First of all I do it with a bit of sadness, I have to speak about Mauricio.”I have to congratulate him on the incredible job he did.”Mourinho will be keen to add to his impressive list of silverware at a club that have been consistent runners-up.Tottenham have finished in the top four and they reached the Champions League final last season, but silverware has proved elusive since winning the League Cup in 2008.3 Pochettino endured a difficult end to his Tottenham reignCredit: PA:Empics SportAdding to his message to Pochettino, Mourinho said: “I share with you what we shared inside.”This club will always be his home, this training ground his training ground.”He is always welcome here.”Tomorrow is another day. He will find happiness soon.”He will give everything like he did at this club.”He will leave with sadness with the feeling that he did great work.”It is what everyone at the club felt.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battleTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsSince leaving Manchester United 11 months ago, Mourinho has been involved in punditry as he took time to prepare himself for his next challenge.Speaking about if the time off has helped him improve as a manager, he said: “I think so.“These last 11 months have been used to think and to prepare.“You never lose your DNA.“You are what you are – for the good things and the bad things.“I know in my career that I’ve made mistakes.”3He insisted this challenge will be different to his previous clubs, by saying: “I’m not going to make the same mistakes.”Spurs travel to London rivals West Ham on Saturday as they look to repair the poor start to their season which has left them six points above the relegation zone.New Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho admits he wears the club pyjamas to bed
TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATES3 Kane has not featured for Spurs since New Year’s DayCredit: AFP or licensorsLATEST 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 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 wrongDespite his injury woes, Spurs’ No10 has managed to score 17 goals in 25 games this season.And this tally has seen him jump ahead of Martin Chivers to go third in the club’s list of all-time leading goalscorers with 181 in 278 appearances.Only Bobby Smith and 266-goal legend Jimmy Greaves have bagged more.3Harry Kane spotted in Tottenham training for first time since hamstring injury in huge England Euro 2020 boost REAL MADRID and Juventus could be set for a summer transfer tussle over Tottenham Hotspur talisman Harry Kane, according to reports.The 26-year-old has been missing since rupturing a hamstring in his side’s dismal 1-0 New Year’s Day defeat to Southampton.3 Harry Kane has netted 17 goals in 25 appearances this seasonCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdBut out of sight hasn’t meant out of mind, with Spurs set to face a battle to keep their star striker.And while interest in Kane is nothing new – Spanish outlet AS claim that the England captain now wants to leave North London.At Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid he is seen as the perfect replacement for 32-year-old Karim Benzema.The LaLiga giants have a history of buying from Spurs, having prised Luka Modric away from White Hart Lane in 2012 – with Gareth Bale following suit a year later.Juventus, meanwhile, are desperate to win the Champions League during the finite period in which they possess Cristiano Ronaldo.And the Old Lady believe that Kane could act as the perfect foil for the 35-year-old – just as Benzema himself did for so many years at the Bernabeu.Tottenham have struggled this season, with Jose Mourinho failing to turn last season’s Champions League finalists’ fortunes around.When the league was paused they found themselves eighth in the table, seven points off fourth place.While many feel that a Spurs rebuild is what is required, very few could imagine losing Kane to be anything other than a huge step backwards for a club that has already taken their fair share of those of late.
The competition started last week and has attracted over 60 teams in 8 different divisions.The divisions include the A League (men’s), women’s league, junior mix and corporate mix.Games are played every Friday (6pm-8pm) and Saturday (12pm-8pm).In the results from today, Almis def. Jubilee Blue 4-2, Ward Strip def. Island Strickers 2-0, Roosters def. Sunset 4-0, Defence def. Hunters 1-0 and B-Mobile (1) drew with RIS4J 1-1.Finals for the competition will be in four weeks’ time.
With the ball as the protagonist, Zidane counted on the grass with the 23 players who traveled to Saudi Arabia who exercised for about ninety minutes.The whites started the session with various balloon heating exercises to subsequently complete physical work. Then the Real Madrid carried out various matches in a small field and they finished the training with definition exercisesZidane tworked with the eleven that will be on the pitch King Abdullah Sports Center and that could include some news regarding the semifinal clash against Valencia.The possibility that Marcelo, already recovered, Occupy your site on the left side to the detriment of Ferland Mendy is an option to consider.Also the structure of the team in the center of the field. It remains to be seen if Zidane re-populates the center of the field with five players specialized in that plot from the field to ensure control of the ball or is inclined to include another attacking player who accompanies Luka Jovic.In this case, Brazilians Rodrygo and Vinicius and even Lucas Vázquez, all unpublished in the semifinal match against Valencia, could have their chance.The rest of the team, the block, is fixed in the set of Zinedine Zidane, who usually resort to experienced players to play the finals. The Frenchman intends to conquer the ninth title of his career, his second Super Cup after the one obtained in 2017 against Barcelona. Real Madrid completed its last preparatory session this Saturday before the end of the Spain Supercup that on Sunday he will play before the Atletico Madrid at the King Abdullah Sports Center.The Zinedine Zidane squad was exercised in the sports city of Al Ittihad Jeddah Club, the place where he has held his training sessions every day in Jeddah.The initial fifteen minutes were open to the public and to the media but then he completed the practice behind closed doors.The evolutions on the grass of the Madrid squad were contemplated by President Florentino Pérez, that arrived in Friday afternoon in Jeddah to go to the final against Atlético Madrid.
New wink from Mbappé to Real Madrid. The PSG striker spoke Monday at the presentation of his Foundation, called Inspired by KM, and among other things he said who were his two childhood idols in the world of football. Coincidentally, one is the current Real Madrid coach and the other is the top gunner in the history of the white team: “I’ve gone through phases, As a child my idol was Zidane. If you are a child and French, he has to be your idol. Then it was Christian, which I have been lucky to face. And Brazilians, how they play. “ The PSG player explained the reason for this project, focused on supporting almost a hundred children between 9 and 16 years old from unstructured environments. “Since childhood, I have always dreamed of doing what I do now. And now that I’m in that place, I want to give it back to the younger ones. We are not going to sell them dreams, but to support them and help them build them. We will do everything possible so they can get there. “ Real Madrid closely follows the steps that Mbappé takes, something that has already produced friction between the directives and high-sounding words by the PSG, such as those that Leonardo starred weeks ago after Zidane’s statements regarding the Argentine forward. The white plan is being fulfilled: Mbappé has not renewed yet with the PSG and ends contract in 2022; the idea is to attack his signing next summer, hoping that the player’s pressure on his club will take effect.
Match: “I felt good, I performed a sensible recreation from the primary level. Since I knew I’d play towards her I used to be excited. It is the perfect recreation I’ve performed for a lot of tournaments. “I’m proud to have all the time saved the sport beneath management.” Like Rafa Nadal after profitable Pablo Carreño, Garbiñe Muguruza mentioned that towards Svitolina he had performed his “greatest recreation”, however not like the Balearic, the Caracas specified that he was the perfect “for a lot of tournaments”. At a press convention, a lot improved of these well being issues that undermined his preparation in Australia, Garbiñe analyzed his efficiency and talked about different facets. Mobility: “I’m a tall participant and I all the time want to enhance her. Bodily I’m working arduous this season with my new workforce. I do completely different workout routines and check out to enhance my stage of mobility and endurance”Svitolina: “I do know his recreation, and I think that right this moment I’ve introduced my greatest tennis to the court docket, greater than within the final video games. Every thing was on my aspect instantly and I raised my tennis on the arduous court docket extra. ”Satisfaction: “It’s a good victory towards a high participant and they’re all the time very tough matches. I don’t do it every day and I want to play them as a result of the extra I do it the extra I’ll understand how I’m. I needed”.Bodily state: “I didn’t know if I used to be going to enhance, however I did perceive that if I discovered a manner ahead I’d have time to enhance my physique’s energy.”Outcomes: “You by no means know when they are going to depart. Final yr I labored very arduous and did not go out. There is nobody to do magic, it is a mix of issues that is working. I’m blissful and check out not to analyze issues a lot, however to proceed day-to-day, I do not want to over-think ”.
This erratic path it is explained by taking a look at the list of sports directors that Josep Maria Bartomeu has been hiring and firing for five years without letting any project settle. He arrived with Zubizarreta, which barely lasted a year because after the Anoeta crisis and the sanction against grassroots football he was fired. During the Rosell years, Zubizarreta dispatched directly with Bartomeu, who was, as he is now, sports vice president.After an interim without covering this place in which the Champions League was won and elections were called (even the managing board signed Arda Turan and Aleix Vidal on their own in an unprecedented event in the history of the club) Bartomeu trusted Robert Fernández, who also could not settle and was fired to place Pep Segura, which barely lasted a year. Now, its functions are covered by the tandem formed by Abidal and Ramon Planes.This way of doing things has led the club to those who arrive to dedicate themselves to undoing what their predecessors did. One signs Alcácer and another sells it, for example. One renews Marquis as a future option and another sends him to Juventus to incorporate Matheus Pereira to square accounts while signing King Manaj del Albacete to play in the subsidiary.Nor does anyone appear willing to assume the responsibility of signings such as Todibo, Wague or Aleñá’s exit while in base football things are not going much better and Víctor Valdés was hired as a youth coach and was fired as soon as Kluivert assumed the command of formative football without having any experience in this position.Before this aluminosis, neither Setién now, nor Valverde before have enough tools to be able to restore the building. Beyond the topicality of the first team, which wobbles after the change of coach, the reality is that the building shows signs of wear. The situation facing the newcomer Quique Setién has its origin in a lack of coherent sports policy and continued in time that also led Ernesto Valverde ahead.The current Barça problem is beyond who sits on the Camp Nou bench. A situation that the arrival of Setién will not solve because it is far above it. The preparation of the workforce and the last cases of the departure of Carles Pérez, Todibo and the exchange of Alejandro Marqués by Matheus Pereira respond more to cash emergencies than to sports policy however much from the directive the coach is designated as responsible for the first case.Since the achievement of the Triplet in 2015, Barcelona has spent 1,000 million euros on 24 signings, of which only 10 remain on the roster and only three of them (De Jong, Griezmann and Lenglet) have played more than 70% of the minutes this season. The rest (Umtiti, Dembélé, Semedo, Arthur, Arturo Vidal, Neto and Junior Firpo) cannot be consolidated as holders.On the other side, the list of players who have come out the back door in five years gives a dread: Arda, Aleix Vidal, André Gomes, Alcácer, Cillessen, Denis Suárez, Coutinho, Paulinho, Yerry Mina, Malcom, Todibo, Murillo and Boateng.
Conte referred to the recent news about the possible interest of Real Madrid and Barcelona in signing Lautaro for the next season, after “Toro” was the protagonist of an outstanding season, in which he scored 16 goals among all competitions .“The players remain focused. They are clear that what happens on the field is the most important thing. Market rumors count zero. You have to be focused,” he said.Lautaro, former striker of Racing Avellaneda, has played for Inter since 2018 and, after a first season in which he was a substitute for fellow countryman Mauro Icardi, he became an essential holder of the Conte team alongside Belgian Romelu Lukaku. Antonio Conte, Inter Milan coach, described this Saturday as “market rumors” that “count zero” information circulated in recent days on the possible interest of Barcelona or Real Madrid in his Argentine forward Lautaro Martínez. “Lautaro is only 22 years old, but I think he has enough maturity to understand that market rumors count very little in general”, said Conte, in the press conference prior to the important league match this Sunday of Inter, co-leader with Juventus Turin, against Lazio, separated by a point of league leadership.“Also after the closing of the winter market there were rumors about the future of some players that we could sell or sign. In Inter these things happen a lot, for other clubs there is not much market news in these periods”he added.