At the 38:18 mark, SFA caught another break when referee Travis Haight awarded a penalty kick after Barker was brought down in the box. Sophomore Mari Gillespie stepped up and confidently put the spot kick away to Hendershot’s left to push the lead to 3-0.SOC: @SFA_Soccer’s Mari Gillespie scores on penalty kick, makes it 3-0 Ladyjacks over @BearkatsSOC. 51:41 mark. https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt pic.twitter.com/7EydU0AtxM— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 SFA’s offense turned up in the second half, confidently marshaling the midfield and registering nine more shots than the opening period to finish with a 13-12 edge over Sam Houston. The Bearkats struggled to control the central third and failed to cut off multiple Ladyjack runs which proved to be the difference maker on most of the day’s goals. However, SFA responded in kind, almost immediately pushing the lead back to 4-1 behind a 35-yard Carli Arthurs goal with 21:12 on the clock.SOC: @SFA_Soccer answers immediately. Carli Arthurs scores to increase Ladyjacks’ lead to 4-1 over SHSU. 68:48 expired. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/VIbXhH8Nda— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 While SFA’s league-best defense held strong, the Bearkats continued to threaten with set pieces, racking up three corner kicks before the first 20 minutes were played. 2017 Southland Conference Soccer Tournament HomepageBox Score | Photo GalleryCORPUS CHRISTI, Texas – In a rematch of their regular season finale, Stephen F. Austin and Sam Houston State opened the Southland Conference Soccer Tournament with a high-scoring affair. The Ladyjacks comfortably put away the Bearkats by a score of 4-1. It didn’t take long for SFA to strike again, with Barker finding the back of the net just over three minutes into the second half. The senior weaved her way through the center of the defense and buried a long-range shot into the top left corner from 25 yards out to give the Ladyjacks a quick 2-0 lead.SOC: Hanna Barker makes it 2-0 @SFA_Soccer over @BearkatsSOC. 48:15 expired. Watch https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/ptjc7wu2ad— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 After 45 minutes played, Sam Houston State held the edge in shots 7-4 and corners 4-0. With 23:16 to play, the Bearkats would pull one back, with Carly English making her way to the top of the 18-yard box and firing a left-footed shot into the top right corner to make it a 3-1 game.SOC: @BearkatsSOC goal by Carly English, assist by Meredith Carlson. SFA’s lead now 3-1, midway through 2nd half. https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt pic.twitter.com/XQbuMU6m53— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 Stephen F. Austin (12-7-0) will face the winner of No. 3 McNeese vs. No. 6 Abilene Christian in the first semifinal Friday at 4 p.m. on the Southland Digital Network. The first quality chance of the game came as Midfielder of the Year Hanna Barker was fed a perfect through ball into the center of the box just over five minutes in, forcing a low save from junior keeper Christina Hendershot. Barker would put another shot from long range just wide left at the 12:03 mark as the Ladyjacks aggressively hunted for the opening goal. Stephen F. Austin broke through first at the 25:17 mark with freshman Sophia Fondren feeding junior Breanna Moore straight up the middle, who slotted the opening goal past Hendershot for a 1-0 Ladyjack lead which was carried to halftime.SOC: @SFA_Soccer goal by Breanna Moore at 19:32 mark. Assist Sophia Fondren. 1-0 Ladyjacks over SHSU. Watch https://t.co/FDWfnDejSt. pic.twitter.com/LuToTj9otp— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 1, 2017 The Ladyjacks held strong to their lead in the final stages, securing the 4-1 victory over their Piney Woods rivals and a spot in Friday’s semifinal. The Bearkats end the season with a 7-9-2 record.
DESPITE the exceptional achievements of former boss Mauricio Pochettino, there was a feeling that things had gone stale under the Argentine.Having won just six of their 24 Premier League games since February 10, something had to give, and the 47-year-old was relieved of his duties nine days ago.6 Mourinho has changed the atmosphere at Spurs on and off the pitchWithin 11 hours, chairman Daniel Levy pounced to secure Jose Mourinho on a three-and-a-half year deal.And Spurs have instantly reaped the rewards on the pitch, having ended their ten month wait for an away win in the league on Saturday – before sealing qualification for the Champions League round of 16 against Olympiakos on Tuesday night.SunSport take a look at how the Special One has changed things already at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.TRAINING CHANGESWhile players loved Pochettino, there was a feeling that training had become samey and repetitive – as you’d expect after a five-and-a-half years.Without consciously turning on their manager, with whom most were still close to, players noticeably dropped their intensity in training.This lead to increasingly poor performances come matchday, and suddenly motivation became a huge issue for Tottenham’s beleaguered stars.A hallmark of Pochettino’s training sessions is the remarkable intensity – which when lacking motivation, can become a chore.Mourinho has put more on an emphasis on recovery – not working his players too hard between matches.The mood has quickly improved, with players appearing to get their edge back.6 Mourinho has sought to change the mood on the training groundCredit: EPAMAN MANAGEMENTMuch has been made of his first conversation with Dele Alli, when he asked the 23-year-old if he was “Dele or his brother”.And the 23-year-old has responded emphatically, playing brilliantly in the 3-2 win at West Ham, before scoring against Olympiakos on Tuesday night.There has been much debate over Alli’s form, after the England international suffered a year blighted by persistent hamstring injuries.But Mourinho has sought to instantly put Alli at the centre of his plans, placing his trust in a player that three seasons ago scored 22 goals.With Hugo Lloris still out injured, Harry Kane has been wearing the captain’s armband.And his new manager has instantly made an effort to get his star man onside.Kane is desperate to win trophies at Spurs, and Mourinho has given him assurances that he is the man to give him the platform to do so.”Believe in me and we’ll become winners,” the Portuguese declared on his first day.The Special One is also aiming to make key figures like Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen buy into what the club are doing again – with new contracts for the experienced pair not out of the question.6 Toby Alderweireld could now perform a stunning contract U-turnCredit: AFP or licensorsMEDIA MANAGEMENTMourinho’s press conferences in his latter time with Manchester United had become increasingly dour and in some cases, downright bizarre.It was against Tottenham, ironically, that he stormed out of a press conference waving three fingers at stunned reporters – demanding respect despite his side’s embarrassing 3-0 home defeat to Spurs.The 56-year-old has clearly mellowed in his 11 months out of management, however, and has been a charming, positive influence with journalists so far.From his Alli or Alli’s brother quip mentioned above, his joke about Sky being devastated to lose him and how he wanted to invite a smart ballboy into the dressing room to celebrate with the team – the Special One has had people hanging on his every word.The positivity radiated by Mourinho has offered a stark contrast to the often bizarre press conferences given by Pochettino.He often talked about potentially leaving, as well as his baffling cow and train analogy before a Champions League clash with Inter Milan last season.Mourinho’s change of attitude has made a refreshing change.6 Mourinho has charmed everyone in his press conferencesCredit: PA:Press AssociationHands on approachPochettino had become a surly figure on the training ground.This eroded into the fatherly relationship he had previously shared with the players.The Athletic even claimed that players had gotten used to saying: “Don’t look at the boss,” in case they caught his eye and got in trouble.He had stopped taking most training sessions, instead preferring to watch on monitors.The players noticed this lack of engagement on the training ground, and it’s hard to imagine it didn’t seep into their own application.Mourinho, on the other hand, has impressed them with his hands on approach to sessions.His positivity and jokes, coupled with the new voices on his coaching staff, has energised the players.6 Pochettino had become an increasingly grumpy figure around Hotspur WayCredit: AFP or licensorsStreetwiseAt their best under Pochettino, Spurs had developed a nasty side.It bubbled over most famously in the stormy 2-2 draw at Stamford Bridge in May 2016.But, having forever been tarnished by a reputation of having a soft underbelly, Tottenham were finally showing that they would not be pushed around.This soft underbelly, however, has crept back in this season.6LATEST 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 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 yearHaving given up 2-0 leads in away games at Arsenal and Olympiakos – as well as collapsing in late stages of the humiliating 7-2 defeat to Bayern Munich, Spurs had become weak and predictable.Having clearly given detailed instructions to everyone including the ball boys, Mourinho has shown that he will leave no stone unturned in making sure that Tottenham are as strong as possible.With his insistence on ball boys being switched on and alert to the tempo and pattern of the game, the Special One has illustrated the standards that he will demand, for his new club to become successful. Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho praises ball boy at Champions League clash against Olympiakos
Speaking to media at a NSW Rugby League pathways program for up-and-coming playmakers, Fittler was hopeful the emerging generation of Blues playmakers would be able to arrest the dominance their Maroons counterparts have exerted in that position over the past decade.While Cleary was absent from the day due to club duties, Fittler also had high praise for Wests Tigers duo Luke Brooks and Mitch Moses, who took part in the session.”Nathan Cleary, he’s the one who actually looks like he handles pressure better than anyone,” Fittler said.”The thing with State of Origin, it’s intense and the whole thing is dealing with pressure. You’ve got to look also at your life off the field as well when you want to start dealing with pressure under that sort of magnitude. He’s a great example of someone who’s shown real signs of someone who should play Origin.”Origin, the centrepiece of the Australian rugby league calendar, was never won by the same state more than three years running until the past decade, in which Queensland have won nine of 10 series.Through that period, NSW have been their equals in the forwards and outside backs on almost every occasion but the gulf between the playmakers has been the difference.Fittler said much of that came down to the fact Queensland – who have had the likes of Darren Lockyer, Johnathan Thurston, Cooper Cronk and Cameron Smith – have boasted the best players in the country in those positions. However with the next best playmakers in the country often hailing from north of the Tweed (in recent years names like Daly Cherry-Evans, Michael Morgan and Ben Hunt have played for Australia) there have been questions around why the Blues haven’t been producing the same calibre of halves.”[Queensland’s] halves have been the best players in the game for a long time. You don’t have to be Einstein to realise that the basis of their team have been our best players,” Fittler said.”We need to put pressure on ourselves on and off the field to be the best players in the NRL competition. That will then show in State of Origin on the bigger stage under pressure.”We need pressure from underneath. If we’ve got all our halves playing good then it’s going to put pressure on the players who were there last time and the incumbents. That is the key, the key is to make all our players good from under and that just puts the quality up.”Fittler refused to speculate on who Blues coach Laurie Daley should or would pick in those positions in 2017 but was adamant that if Cleary was good enough then he’s old enough, while he also backed the two Tigers as capable of making the step up to Origin.”Everyone here at the moment [at the pathways event] we see as showing the habits of someone we want to play State of Origin or will be at the future at some stage,” Fittler said.”[Brooks and Moses] have stepped up at a young age into first grade, they’ve copped a lot so they can share some great experiences about the pitfalls and the goods and the bads of playing rugby league.”They’ve been playing first grade footy since they were 18 or 19 years old so I’ve got no doubt that they should be putting pressure on the players that are there at the moment.”Fittler said the event – which also included tutelage from fellow Blues greats Andrew Johns, Danny Buderus, Anthony Minichiello, Mark O’Meley and Paul Sironen – was “a good opportunity”.”This is part of our pathways program so we’ve seen all these kids come through whether it’s in Harold Matthews, SG Ball, there’s a young fella who’s as young as 14,” Fittler said.”We phoned up Mitchell Moses and Luke Brooks and some of the first graders (such as Cameron McInnes and Connor Watson) and they were only too happy to come down and hopefully they can share also some of their experience because that’s the big thing is taking that next step.”We’re not just dealing with things on the field but off the field as well and just giving them a bit of balance and hopefully giving them some skills to deal with everything that comes along.”
Despite the home ground advantage, the Tahitians were too fast with their footwork leading throughout the match.In the first quarter, Tahiti took the lead by six points however the scoreline extended in the second quarter by 20 points, taking Tahiti’s score to 45-25.Despite aggressive play by home girl Betty Angula and the home crowd on their side, the Tahitians remained fearless and held the lead.In the third quarter, PNG struggled to close the gap with the score 65-37.Tahiti maintained their lead in the final quarter, finishing 90-57 at full time.
All of the condoms to be distributed are produced by a factory in the western Amazonian state of Acre, deep in the rainforest in Xapuri, near Brazil’s border with Bolivia.It is run by the Acre State Government and uses latex gathered from rubber trees by “tappers”, also employed in a Government-run program designed to protect their traditional livelihood, foster the sustainable use of the rainforest and deter illegal loggers.The tappers see themselves as guardians of the rainforest.On a recent outing, Raimundo Mendes de Barros, a 71-year-old lifelong rubber tapper with a stark white beard, gathered the milky-white latex dripping into metal buckets hooked at the base of countless trees.”It gives the world a product, the condom, that will be very present there in Rio to fight disease and help with birth control,” he said.For several years, Brazil’s Health Ministry has distributed millions of condoms from the factory for free at big events around Brazil, most notably the annual bacchanal of Carnival.And for decades, tappers like Mr Barros have been on the front line of pushing Brazilian leaders to do more to halt deforestation, which is mostly caused by the illegal clearing of forest for ranching, soy farms and timber extraction.The fight has sometimes come at a heavy cost as farmers and loggers have sometimes retaliated with hired guns.Scores of people have been killed over the years trying to protect the forest, most notably the internationally-known environmentalist and rubber tapper Chico Mendes.His 1988 murder in Xapuri, where the condom factory now stands, helped galvanise the Government to take serious measures to battle deforestation and violence against the Amazon’s defenders.Mr Barros spoke with pride about the fierce fight he and other sustainable rubber tappers waged to maintain their craft.”Our condom factory, aside from guaranteeing a fair price for the rubber, employs hundreds,” he said.Rio’s local Olympic organising committee said about 450,000 of the sustainably-produced condoms will be destined for athletes and staff housed in the Olympic Village.The rest will be made widely available to the many visitors who will be arriving in the city in just a few weeks, the Health Ministry said.Reuters
The 2017 inaugural PNG-World Surf League Men’s and Women’s Longboard World Championships Tour will take place at Tupira Surf Resort in Madang Province, PNG.SAPNG president Andrew Abel confirmed that the event has been moved from January to March 18-25 with a total of 11 countries participating.This will see 36 male and 18 female of the world’s best longboarders from Australia, Hawaii, Peru, South Africa, France, Great Britain, United States, Brazil, Japan, Reunion Island and PNG take part.It will be televised to 120 million viewers worldwide and will also be seen on EMTV and Kundu TV.It will also include initiatives on empowering women with equal rights and opportunities.Abel said earlier this year that the event will also address violence against women with participation from world champion female surfers who strongly advocate support for SAPNG initiatives.“This event will deliver massive global promotion and will be great for the tourism marketing perspective for SAPNG as we move towards greater focus on product development in growing our tourism sector,” said Abel.
Reinier Jesus (17 years old) continues to approach Real Madrid. In the afternoon of this Saturday in Spain, noon in Brazil, The player was visited by professionals from the medical staff of the white club to spend the second part of his medical examination. A part of these tests have been done during the morning (Teresópolis time) and this afternoon they will complement each other. This formality procedure would not have to jeopardize the signing. In fact, it is expected that the purchase will be made official from January 19, when the player will reach the age of majority. The meeting, preceded by a first contact on Friday, took place at Comary Farm, in Teresópolis, municipality of Rio de Janeiro. There, at the headquarters of the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF), Reinier interrupted his routine with the sub-23 of his country, with which he prepares from January 3 the Pre-Olympic (from January 18 to February 9 in Colombia), to get even closer to his dream of being a Real Madrid player. Having passed the physical exams, Madrid and the player will continue to specify every detail of the operation. The agreement with Flamengo comes from last week (30 million, the termination clause of the midfielder since November), so fringes such as the signing of contracts remain ahead. These will link the Brazilian pearl with the white club for the next six and a half seasons, as this newspaper advanced.Madrid is advising Reinier’s family to make their move to Spain as comfortable as possible. The player and his closest circle have started studying Spanish to facilitate their adaptation, and there are already people looking for them home in the capital. His landing, if there are no setbacks, will occur in February, when the boy joins Castilla de Raúl.
The former financial director and current manager of Osasuna, Ángel Ardanaz, has denied that it was he who prepared the contract for the Flefield company with which the club justified the cash mismatch of 1.4 million euros at the end of the 2013/2014 season , ensuring that it seemed “strange” that this payment was made per box.Ardanaz has testified at the trial against six former directors of Osasuna, three former Betis players and two real estate agents accused of crimes of misappropriation, corporate, false business document, falsification of annual accounts and sports corruption for the supposed match size.During your statement He stressed that former Angel Vizcay “has lied” by ensuring that it was he who drew up this contract and He indicated in this regard that at the time this document was delivered to the auditor, Adolfo Suárez, he was on vacation.He pointed out that the first time he saw this contract was when he was requested in a future audit, already after Vizcay left, and that he located it on the former manager’s computer, ensuring that he had never accessed this equipment before and this time he did it with a password that he had left behind. Regarding these payments, he said he found it “strange” to be made by cash and that the problem of lack of justification be solved in a few days, although he explained that He did not ask for explanations because there were documents prior to his arrival at the club that he did not know and at no time thought that the bills could be false. Regarding a refund of 125,000 euros signed by him and Vizcay, he said that he explained that he was destined to repay a loan and that the then president, Javier Zabaleta, was aware of it, although he did not verify it.As noted, It was not until the completion of the audit, in June 2014, when he became aware of this cash mismatch of 1.4 million euros, which meant that “or there were no supporting documents or money was missing.”This matter, he indicated, was discussed at the meeting held in August at the request of the auditor Adolfo Suárez between the management team and the Board of Directors, also coming himself, the then accountant, Tomás López and the lawyer Miguel Martínez de Lecea.As he explained, The main theme of this meeting was the viability of the club and if Osasuna was to make a bankruptcy proceedings or a payment for their assets, although the auditor stated that there was a mismatch in the accounts, asking the president to leave the room to discuss the matter privately.At this time, he recalled, former manager Ángel Vizcay set out to explain what had happened with that money, but Luis Ibero told him that “he did not want explanations” but a solution, since the Board, which had recently entered Osasuna, did not He had intervened in the problem.Ardanaz said that when he went to work in the club in accounting “there was a tremendous traffic jam” and noted that only “simple bank movements” were counted but “the rest was not done.”In this sense, He made reference to the fact that at the end of the accounting year Social Security was unpaid and there were complaints from players for non-payments, two issues on which, he said, focused their efforts to avoid relegation to Second B, as this put the continuity of the club in serious danger.
Cádiz is carrying out hard work to internationalize the Cádiz CF brand in different countries such as India, the United Arab Emirates, Honduras and Morocco. Enrique Pérez, corporate and business director of the cadista club and commissioned by the club to follow up on the ‘Momo M’Baye Case’ that led to the FIFA complaint, explained the expansion work that they are conducting in an interview with the official media of the Cadista entity. Further, He says he is satisfied with the results, “the balance is very positive because in the end what we are looking for with this is the recruitment of talent and expanding the brand in search of new international sponsors.”One of the countries in which the Cádiz brand has been most successful and where more activities have been developed in search of this internationalization is India. Enrique Pérez says that they have even worked with the Indian Football Federation, “We went twice. We work in a superdraft and with the partner we have there we also work with the Indian Football Federation. A new line was created to train managers, something pioneering in the world of sports. I am very happy that they have chosen our club to develop that line of business. “In fact, in January Cádiz CF and the All India Football Federation signed an agreement for the implementation of the Football Management Program, which allows its participants to develop the subjects in Delhi, Mumbai and Cádiz. This initiative guarantees maximum exposure for participants to develop within the different national and international soccer ecosystems. This means that 65 members of the master’s degree will travel to Cádiz next November, giving the city and the club a great reputation. Another country where they have had great success is Honduras., a destination that captivated the business director for his great level of football, “I had never traveled there and the level of football was very high for the few infrastructures that have, and at a technical level its level is also high. “The pandemic we are currently experiencing due to the great expansion of COVID-19, known as coronavirus, It has made Cádiz have to stop its agenda, but even so, the entity has already planned the following destinations. “We have had to stop traveling because of the coronavirus, but When we can, we will go to Japan, Russia, we will play the United States (Miami and Houston). There is also no line that we say the country we will go to, what we really want is to expand the brand to all the countries and continents that we can. The brand of this club is very powerful. Where we go, the history of the club is known. When it comes to bringing young footballers it shows a lot, “says Pérez.The Cadista entity is clear that the future of football starts from the internationalization of the brandThat is why the club does not waste time and has already opened its borders with the idea of being present on all continents. “All the First and Second clubs will have their international department, especially because of the search for sponsors. Sponsorship, in the global world that we have, there is a tremendous possibility to incorporate international companies. For all clubs. A few years from now, international sponsorship will be at the same levels as national sponsorship. “
Alfredo Santaelena, Quique Estebaranz, Vivar Dorado and Nano Rivas This Sunday they participated in a gathering organized by the coaching school of the Royal Madrid Football Federation (RFFM) and moderated by journalist Rubén Martín. They all have something in common: their past as footballers and their present on the bench. A profession, that of technician, who currently faces the challenge of managing a group in full confinement due to the coronavirus.“It is important to maintain that bond with the player during the running of the bulls. Not only for the physical part, but also for the emotional one. You have to have empathy. Not everyone will have big houses, some will be taking care of their children … You must be close and adapt, “Nano Rivas started. While Santaelena, current coach of Alcobendas Sport, confessed his recipe:” We have a WhatsApp group with the players and We propose you challenges, that dance zumba for mobility or do sit-ups. In Tercera it is complicated because most do not have bicycles or treadmills at home. I’m concerned about weight. “Before the coronavirus made an appearance, each of them chose the technician who had marked him the most and explained their reasons. “Luis Aragonés”, said Santaelena, “for how he managed the locker room. He went to death with the players. Normal that Xavi and Iniesta have always stood out to him. He said that he had been a cook before a friar.” “And that his ass was bare!” He joked. Estebaranz, who chose Valdano: “It was a halo of freshness, it escaped all that was established. The president of Tenerife introduced him and took us to the field. There he sat us in the central circle and asked us to protect him. He became the best psychologist you could have because he made the player share the responsibility. “ A factor that has evolved like no other Levante coach Paco López. “In his methodology It involves a lot of the soccer player when analyzing the rival and deciding what to do. It is something that is used more and more “, Nano Rivas explained, to which Vivar Dorado completed: “It seems very transgressing to me.” Estebaranz ratified it: “It is the latest transgression of football idealism, which must evolve. It makes players responsible for what they will do on Sunday without a direct order. They convince themselves“Another example was Juan Ignacio Martínez when he was also in charge of the Granada team.” He came to a group with the entrenched ideas of the previous coach, Luis García, so the preseason was a clash of styles. JIM adapted its model where the team felt comfortable and achieved a historic season, “recalled Nano.A modern technical profile, although it comes from afar. “Many criticized Del Bosque with self-management and it turns out that it was even a modern thing. Self-management denotes a lot of personality of the coach, “argued Vivar Dorado, who dusted characteristics of Heynckes (“he put himself in the footballer’s shoes”), Quique Sánchez Flores (“he was incredibly proficient at tactics”) and Schuster (“He always gave offensive solutions to counter the rival”) to build his ideal coach.