CONWAY, Ark. – For the first time in school history, the University of Central Arkansas will be sending two individuals to the NCAA Division I Women’s Golf Regionals as senior Fernanda Lira and junior Emma Svensson were among the six individuals selected Wednesday for the Tallahassee Regional.Lira, from Mexico City, Mexico, and Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, will join the field of 384 golfers playing in four regional tournaments on May 7-9. The Tallahassee Regional will be played at the Don Veller Seminole Golf Course and Club, with Alabama as the No. 1 seed. From the four regionals, the top six teams and top three individuals not on those teams – a total of 132 golfers – will advance to the national championships on May 18-23 at Karsten Creek Golf Club in Stillwater, Okla. The final three days of the championships will be televised live by the Golf Channel.Lira finished third at last week’s Southland Conference Championship with rounds of 75-73-75 for a 10-over 223. Svensson finished fourth with rounds of 75-78-71 for a 224. Svensson won two tournaments this season and averaged 73.2 strokes per round in 29 rounds. She will be playing in her second NCAA Regional after participating in 2016 in the Baton Rouge Regional.Lira had six Top 10 finishes and averaged 73.3 strokes per round in 29 rounds. Svensson was the Southland Conference Golfer of the Month for February and April, while Lira won the award for March. UCA finished as runnerup at the 2018 SLC Tournament for the fourth straight year.Lira was the 2015 SLC Freshman of the Year, followed by Svensson taking the award in 2016. Both players are two-time first-team All-SLC selections, with the 2018 awards set for release on Thursday.
ALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED RUBY BRADLEY A MAIDEN NO MORE AS SHE TAKES $200,000 MELAIR STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH; RIDDEN BY GRYDER, FILLY BY GRAZEN GETS 1 1/16 MILES IN 1:49.92 RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSESARCADIA, Calif. (June 23, 2019)–Winless in her five previous tries, Nick Alexander’s homebred Ruby Bradley, who was trying two turns on dirt for the first time, put in a determined stretch-long bid to prevail by a half length in Sunday’s $200,000 Melair Stakes at Santa Anita. Trained by Phil D’Amato and ridden by Aaron Gryder, Ruby Bradley got a mile and one sixteenth in 1:49.92.Next to last in a compact field of five sophomore fillies turning for home, ‘Ruby’ kept to her task late to prevail over Tiz a Master, who was to her outside.Named for the Millard and Rous homebred daughter of Our Blue Chip, Melair, a foal of 1983, was a multiple graded stakes winner who was conditioned by John Sadler. The Melair Stakes is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses which is sponsored by the CTBA.Most recently second at 4-5 in a Cal-bred maiden special going six furlongs on synthetic Tapeta at Golden Gate Fields June 1, Ruby Bradley, who is out of Alexander’s Bertrando mare Sudden Sunday, was off at 7-2 and paid $9.80, $4.00 and $2.80.With the winner’s share of $110,000, Ruby Bradley now has earnings of $154,251. Ridden by Heriberto Figueroa, Tiz a Master was third turning for home and finished 3 ½ lengths in front of Violette Szabo for second money. Off at 3-1, Tiz a Master paid $4.00 and $3.00.Violette Szabo, ridden by Norberto Arroyo, Jr., paid $3.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.70, 49.40, 1:14.45 and 1:42.62.
JOCKEY QUOTESJOEL ROSARIO, MOTHER MOTHER, WINNER: “The blinkers off helped. She was good early, she relaxed well. Those two fillies (Show It N Moe It and Lady Ninja) really wanted to go to the lead and my filly was the best horse in the race.”TRAINER QUOTESBOB BAFFERT, MOTHER MOTHER, WINNER: “It was a different group that she ran in last time (La Brea Stakes Dec. 28), she came out of that race really well. We usually wouldn’t turn her around and run her back in this kind of race but we took the blinkers off her. She got a little rank early in the first race and went ding-dong with Bellafina. She looks so healthy and she looked so beautiful in the paddock so I thought it was a good spot. I thought if we win a race with her it would get her mind right. I think this win will really help her and I think we can stretch her out from here.“Last time she was out on the lead I told Joel we took the blinkers off because she got a little rank. Joel always rides his own race and I don’t try to get in his way. I was joking, I said, ‘Did I say to take her back, I couldn’t remember?’ He said they were going a little fast early. He rode her with a lot of confidence like you’re supposed to ride a 2/5 shot.Where does racing’s most recognizable figure go tomorrow, on his 67th birthday? “I’m gonna watch Clemson beat LSU (in tomorrow night’s College Football National Championship Game). I’m all Dabo! (Sweeney, Clemson head coach).”NOTES: The winning owners are Old Bones Racing Stable, LLC, Barry Hall, Barry Lipman and Mark Mathiesen.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO was angry at being asked about the new Amazon documentary after Tottenham’s controversial draw with Watford.The North London side were brutally trolled after it was announced they would be the latest side to feature in Amazon’s “All or Nothing” series.1 Mauricio Pochettino has had a tough start to the season with TottenhamCredit: PA:Press AssociationThe hit TV series documented Manchester City’s 2017-18 campaign as they won the title for the first time under Pep Guardiola with a record 100 points.But the decision to allow cameras behind the scenes at Spurs, where Pochettino is in the midst of the worst run of his tenure, has caused widespread derision.The club has already crashed out of the League Cup with defeat to Colchester and were thrashed 7-2 at home by Bayern Munich in the Champions League.Tottenham’s domestic form hasn’t been too great either, with a humiliating 3-0 defeat at Brighton before the international break.Only a late equaliser from Dele Alli helped the club snatch a 1-1 draw against winless Watford to leave them seventh in the table.And asked for his thoughts on the club agreeing to the documentary after the match, Poch snapped: “Do you think it is a moment to talk about that?”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment.”That was a club decision to do a documentary about Tottenham and me as a manager I need to give my best to help the club to do what the club want.”I am focused only in trying to stick with giving my best to turn the moment. That was a club decision to do a documentaryMauricio PochettinoPochettino recently ruled out a January signing spree as he looks to turn Tottenham’s troubled season around, and the Argentine restated his position.He added: “I am clear with you. I don’t say yes or no. I don’t say we are going to sign or not sign, sell or not sell.”It is not the moment to talk, when the time arrives we are going to take that decision in one way or another.”Now is the time to stay all together, all of the squad, with the staff and the fans and try and change the atmosphere.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 Celtic”We are not going to get any benefit to talk about January, it is too far away, we have got a lot of games to play.”That is the structure of the club that is working and thinking and they need to be ready if we need to do something, if not we keep going, but I am happy with the squad, I am happy with the players.”Like always, what is going to happen in January I cannot guess today, what happens will happen.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneSpurs chiefs worry axing Mauricio Pochettino will benefit their rivals as Man Utd and Real Madrid circle
His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to himCenk Tosun on Andre GomesGomes was stretchered from the pitch during the second half of the 1-1 draw at Goodison Park and was rushed to nearby Aintree hospital.And his Everton team-mates all sent messages after the freak incident.Fabian Delph said: “It is difficult to put into words how we feel.”Our thoughts are with Andre. He is one of our brothers. We will give him all our support.”England keeper Jordan Pickford said: “Thinking of you brother. We’re all here for you.”Hope to see you back on the pitch as soon as possible.”Lucas Digne posted on Twitter: “My brother everybody is with you. I know you are the beast and you come back stronger.”Son broke down in tears after his mistimed tackle on the Portuguese International led to his injury.The traumatised South Korean was initially going to be awarded a yellow before Martin Atkinson upgraded it to a red after seeing the damage caused by his challenge.However, Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed that Everton skipper Seamus Coleman, who suffered a similar injury in March 2017, consoled Son in the dressing room later.Dele Alli declared after the game that the 26-year-old was struggling to lift his head up, but Poch has since revealed that the ex-Hamburg winger is now feeling better. CENK TOSUN has revealed the excruciating pain he shared with the rest of his Everton team-mates at seeing Andre Gomes’ horror injury that left many of the players on the verge of tears.The Turkey international rescued a point for the Toffees after netting a 97th-minute equaliser against Tottenham – but the result was overshadowed by Portugal midfielder Gomes’ gruesome injury. View this post on Instagram You win, you draw, you lose but all that doesn’t matter when something like this happens. I wish I didn’t score, I wish we lost 0-5 and this didn’t happen. I know you will come back stronger bro and we will be there for you 💙🙏 @aftgomes21 Kazanırsın, kaybedersin ama böyle bir şey olunca hiçbir şeyin önemi yok. Keşke gol atmasaydım, keşke maçı 0-5 kaybetseydik ama böyle bir olay yaşanmasaydı. Biliyorum daha güçlü döneceksin kardeşim ve bu yolda biz senin daima yanında olacağız 💙🙏 @aftgomes21 A post shared by Cenk Tosun (@cenktosun14) on Nov 3, 2019 at 11:11am PST4 Everton striker Cenk Tosun was left in shock after witnessing Andre Gomes’ horror injuryCredit: ReutersThe 26-year-old will undergo surgery on Monday after suffering a fractured and dislocated right ankle following a tackle by Son Heung-min, who was given a red card and left the field in tears.Tosun, who had only just come on as a substitute, was among the Everton players trying to console the stricken Gomes and cradle the midfielder as he was attended to by paramedics.Speaking after the match, he said: “Everybody is so sad inside.”Some players, they nearly cried. Andre was in shock. His eyes were open so big. He was crying, shouting and screaming. I just tried to hold him and speak to him. I tried to tell him to stay calm.”We couldn’t understand him. He was the one who had got the injury.” Son breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle 4Most 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 CelticThe former Southampton gaffer said: “He was devastated but now he’s better. I think the players from Everton came to console him.”In the moment was a little bit confusing, because no-one knows on the pitch what happened. Everyone believed that it was a bad tackle and there was emotion.”But after when everyone watched on TV and saw the [injury] was very, very, very bad luck. We all feel sorry for Andre. We want to send our best wishes to him and the family in this tough moment.”4 Tosun emerged from the bench to rescue a draw for Everton in stoppage timeCredit: EPA4 But the result was overshadowed by the devasting ankle injury suffered by Andre GomesCredit: Getty – ContributorMauricio Pochettino brands Son’s sending off ‘unfair’ after referee Martin Atkinson changes his mind from yellow card to red
ARSENAL see Mauricio Pochettino as a credible option to replace sacked boss Unai Emery – despite his long history with bitter rivals Tottenham.Poch, 47, was sacked by Spurs last week and immediately repalced by Jose Mourinho.2 Mauricio Pochettino is a shock contender for the Arsenal job.SunSport revealed the news that the Argentine was a shock contender to replace Emery on Monday.The Athletic have since confirmed that report, on Friday writing he is a ‘serious contender’.Emery was dismissed on Friday morning hours after overseeing a poor 2-1 defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, a result that made it seven without a win for the Gunners – the club’s worst run of form since 1992.Poch was seen for the first time since his sacking on Friday, when SunSport revealed exclusive images of him touching down at Madrid airport.He and his staff are all available immediately and Arsenal are impressed by his track record of developing young players.2 Mauricio Pochettino landed in Madrid at 10am this morningCredit: The Sun Poch also continually outmanoeuvred Arsenal during his five-and-a-half years in north London despite working on a much smaller budget.He mounted two serious title challenges and also led the club to the Champions League final.However, it is not clear if he would be willing to ruin his relationship with Spurs fans and take the job.Poch previously said he would never manage Barcelona or Arsenal because of his ties with Espanyol, where he starred as a defender, and Tottenham.Follow our LIVE ARSENAL BLOG as Emery is sackedMOST 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 himAccording to the report, Arsenal will not discount caretaker boss Freddie Ljungberg, but are in no rush to appoint the Swede and have reservations about his lack of experience.They same reservations apply to Man City no2 and former Arsenal skipper Mikel Arteta.Max Allegri, Nuno Espirito Santo, Carlo Ancelotti and Eddie Howe have also been linked with the job.Arsenal sack Unai Emery – Latest as manager leaves Gunners after just 18 months in charge
MANCHESTER UNITED will qualify for the Champions League… according to a Premier League predictor.The season remains shrouded in doubt following its postponement due to the deadly spread of the coronavirus.2Chiefs have set a date to restart the campaign on April 3 although it remains likely that it could be even later.Before its postponement, the race for the Champions League places was heating up as Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s side maintained their impressive form.With nine games to go, they are three points behind Chelsea in fifth with Wolves and Sheffield United a further two points behind.And according to a ‘Super Computer’ that is where the Red Devils will remain.Produced by MyBettingSites.co.uk, ‘the table is made by analysing a number of market outcomes including top four, top six, top 10 and relegation, which makes the prediction an accurate indication of the final standings.’Liverpool unsurprisingly go on to lift the title with Manchester City in second.Leicester and Chelsea occupy the top four spots but with Man City’s Champions League ban, the red half of Manchester is set to profit with fifth place seemingly enough to qualify next campaign.City have appealed but their CAS meeting has been suspended due to the coronavirus.Wolves will finish above Tottenham while Arsenal are braced for more disappointment with a ninth-place finish.2most 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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT 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 himNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’Down the bottom half of the table it is bad news for Bournemouth, Aston Villa and Norwich, who are likely to be playing Championship League football next season.Watford are set to stay up by the skin of their teeth.A spokesperson for the company said: “While it is tight at the bottom of the table, Norwich, Aston Villa and Bournemouth will not have enough to beat the drop when the Premier League returns.”Comedian Paddy McGuiness says that teams should only win the Premier League officially
JOSE MOURINHO once saved a teammate’s life by pulling him from a burning car.The Special One was 23 at the time and was called a hero after pulling Portuguese striker De away from flames engulfing the vehicle.1 Jose Mourinho was called a hero after pulling a teammate from a burning car in the 80sThe heroic revelation came in a new book ‘Mourinho: Behind the Special One, from the origin to the glory’ by French journalist Nicolas Vilas.Mourinho, now 57, was playing for Portuguese club Comercio e Industria in his homeland in 1986 when the incident occurred.De had arrived at training when his car inexplicably burst into flames as he parked in the stadium car park.Tottenham boss Mourinho is said to have rushed to the motor to pull his teammate away before the flames could get him.De said: “He saved my life.”Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today herewww.thesun.co.uk/whocareswinsappealWhile club president at the time Fernando Lage added: “He was heroic.”The book also details how Mourinho said yes to Liverpool before joining Chelsea in 2004.His former adviser Jorge Baidek said: “Mourinho should have gone to Liverpool.”Rick Parry [then chief executive] was in charge of transfers and we had an agreement.”They asked us to wait for 15 days as Houllier was still the Reds’ manager.”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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidMourinho played for Portuguese sides Rio Ave, Belenenses, Sesimbra from 1980-85 before before his two year stint at Comercio who he left in 1987.After he stopped playing, Mourinho went on to become one of the greatest football managers of the modern age.He took charge of Porto between 2002 and 2004 before moving on to have two spells at Chelsea and also manage Inter Milan, Real Madrid, Manchester United and now TottenhamTottenham star Son Heung-min arrives at marine boot camp to start military national service including live-fire drills
So far in terms of venue preparations, the Taurama Aquatic and Indoor stadium was also tested on the weekend. The Sir John Guise Outdoor and Indoor Stadiums were officially opened yesterday.The Caritas multi-purpose hall has been officially opened and handed over to the Games Organising Committee. The Games village will start accommodating athletes by next Monday.Testing of the lawn bowls greens was done by the PNG Defence Force’s bowling club on the weekend.It was a trial for technical officials and the sports specific volunteers to run through and have a feel of the field of play.Team PNG bowlers were not able to use the new facilities as they are training from their provinces and Australia.Six countries will compete in lawn bowls at the Games namely PNG, Cook Islands, Fiji, Niue, Norfolk and Tonga.The competition will run from the 13-18 July and tickets are selling for ten kina per person for day passes.Golden girl Geua Tau who won the country’s first Commonwealth Games gold medal in 1990 in Auckland, New Zealand is among the team of technical officials who will umpire during the Games.
Soon after beach volleyball and hockey matches and medal presentation ended, the crowd was moved out in preparation for the closing ceremony.Those in the Royal PNG Constabulary started their briefing right after the crowds were moved out. Pictured are members of the police force receiving instructions before the gates opened for the at 5pm. At down town Port Moresby, giant TV screens have been put up at the Sir Huber Murray stadium at Konedobu for residents in the town area to follow the closing ceremony free of charge.People have started moving into the venue in an excited but orderly fashion.Policemen who spoke to Loop PNG said, the public will only be allowed to sit in the middle grandstand (stand opposite IPA Building) to control public safety.