The sophomore joined three other Southland Conference student-athletes who have nailed 11 three-pointers in a game, including Sam Houston State’s Corey Allmond (2009), Lamar’s Mike James (2011) and Nicholls’ Lafayette Rutledge (2018). Week 14 Southland Conference Release (PDF) Honorable Mention: Rylan Bergersen, Central Arkansas; Sha’Markus Kennedy, McNeese; Bryson Robinson, New Orleans. He shot 3-of-4 from long range in the second half, including one just before the under-eight timeout to give the Cardinals a 16-point advantage, their longest of the day. McNeese once again managed to close the gap before Buster delivered a dagger from three and a crucial pair of free throws down the stretch. Men’s Basketball Player of the Week – Davion Buster, Lamar – So. – Guard – Austin, TexasBuster found his touch early and often in Saturday’s win over McNeese, drilling three of his first four attempts from beyond the arc as Lamar raced out to a 19-6 advantage in the first six minutes. After the Cowboys pulled within one point with 2:25 to go in the first half, he converted on three-straight to finish the opening half with 26 points. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar guard Davion Buster is the Southland Conference Men’s Basketball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. The Austin, Texas, native tied a Southland Conference single-game record with 11 made threes in the Cardinals’ 96-91 upset of Battle of the Border rival McNeese on Saturday. Buster was 11-for-18 from deep and finished with a career-high 39 points as LU snapped the Cowboys’ seven-game win streak and claimed its third-straight win in the series. The Cardinals (11-11, 5-6 SLC) look to win back-to-back conference games for the first time in 2019-20 when they host Central Arkansas at 7 p.m. Wednesday. LU turns around and travels out to Abilene for its second meeting with Abilene Christian at 7 p.m. Saturday.
The Springboks have not beaten the All Blacks in New Zealand for eight years and they showed little prospect of changing that statistic as they were overwhelmed by the All Blacks 57-0 in a seven-try-to-none demolition at North Harbour Stadium tonight.The young Springboks team initially ran and scrumed strongly in the early exchanges but the All Blacks quickly seized on lineout and passing errors with a first half masterclass in counterattacking rugby and ruthless finishing.Reiko Ioane, Nehe Milner-Skudder, Scott Barrett and Brodie Retaliack all crossed the Springbok line in the first 35 minutes.First five Beauden Barrett had a vintage first 40 minutes, converting four tries and a penalty and featuring in a magical behind-the-back pass to send Milner Skudder over for his first try.The Springboks often proved architects of their own misfortune in a performance riddled with poor lineouts, missed tackles and dropped passes.After a slow start in the second half, continued pressure saw Milner-Skudder, Ofa Tu’ungafasi, Lima Sopaga and Cody Taylor all cross to pour the pain on the Springboks.It is the second time in a year the All Blacks have put 57 points on the Springboks, coming on back of their 57-15 win in Durban in October.”The Boks really threw everything at us,” All Blacks captain Kieran Read told reporters. “It was an intense test match. I don’t really know how we were up by so many points.”The All Blacks had been criticised for their inability to exploit space throughout the season, particularly against the defensive linespeed the British and Irish Lions employed earlier this year in their drawn series.On Saturday, they were ruthless in identifying space and taking their opportunities throughout the game.”We are very proud of it,” All Blacks coach Steve Hansen said. “The boys had a good week. We are trying to get better all the time and have been trying to work on a lot of things.”We were pretty clear with how we wanted to play and a lot of things came off.”The loss is the Springboks first for the year.”I’m very disappointed and the players are hurting,” Springboks coach Allister Coetzee said.”We had a good plan and great preparation and the first 20 minutes, we played our best rugby. We felt we were on top and dominated collisions and one pass goes astray and you’re under the poles.”In their last two tests at North Harbour Stadium the All Blacks have scored 148 points and conceded none.
Itte Detenamo from the tiny Pacific Island of Nauru, won the three gold medals on offer in the +105kg division.The super heavyweight division ended the weightlifting competition of the XV Pacific Games.Detenamo has now won that weight division for the third consecutive time.The Nauruan won the snatch with a weight of 167kg, clean and jerk lift of 203kg and the overall total of 370kg.The snatch category silver medal went to Lauititi Lui of Samoa with a lift of 160kg and Andrius Barakauskas of New Zealand won bronze lifting the bar at 145kg.And in the clean and jerk, Lui (202kg) got silver and David Liti of New Zealand settled for bronze (113kg).The overall silver medal was won by Lui and bronze to Liti.No Papua New Guineans competed in this division.
Trukai renewed its platinum sponsorship yesterday by supporting the Game Fishing Association of Papua New Guinea in Rabaul, East New Britain.Speaking at the cheque presentation at Trukai’s Kokopo base, district sales manager Amos Donno said the company is proud to support what has become not just local fishing’s centerpiece but a PNG institution.“Trukai has been supporting the National Games Fishing Title for more than 10 years and is proud to renew its platinum sponsorship this year.“The Trukai brand promotes health and well-being, hence healthy eating and living an active life, through sport, is encouraged.”Incorporating local and international anglers, the PNG National Game Fishing Titles have grown to become one of the country’s largest annual sporting events since they were first held at Rabaul in 1976. The tournament features a variety of different formats which are spread across a week‐long schedule.As a naming sponsor of the popular event, Trukai will not only organise the briefing and Calcutta for the competition, but also provide a bag of Trukai products to each angler who manages to catch a legal billfish.President of the Game Fishing Association, Tony Henderson, said he was delighted to have Trukai heavily involved in the competition once more following the success of previous years where it has acted as a sponsor.“As the president of the association, I would like to sincerely thank Trukai Industries for continuing to support this great event and the sport of game fishing in PNG,” he said.“We look forward to meeting more members of the Trukai family during the titles in Rabaul.”The 2016 PNG Game Fishing Titles will be held from March 19 until March 28.“Trukai Industries would like to wish all the anglers good luck during the event. May the winds stay away and the fish swim closer,” said Donnos.
Will it affect this defeat ?: “It is clear that today we will spend a fucking night. Surely tomorrow too. But in the end this is football. The weekend we have another game and we have to get up. We have to see that the team has competed in both games.” Valverde-Morata play: “I cannot enter to value what each one does. We are dedicated to ours and nothing else.” Defeat for penalties: “The penalty shoot at the end is luck, intuition, but we have to stay that the team has competed, both against Barcelona and today. The defeat is a hard stick for us but we will get up from this as we have done other times.”To compete: “We seek to compete, which is what the master always asks us and the fans on that side have to be satisfied because the team fought, they left everything. That shows they have that illusion, that hunger to win things. It could not be but surely in the future, if we continue to compete like this, some title will come to us. “ Felipe: “We must be proud of our work in both parties“Sensations: “They are complicated because you are always playing to be champion. But we must be proud because we did a great job in both games and that will help us grow even more.”Is the team reinforced by the Super Cup despite the defeat in the final?: “Yes. I value it that way, positive. We played a great game against Barcelona, demonstrating the strength of this team and we also played the same way against Real Madrid. Now we must think that we made a great game and we should feel proud. “Penalties, does that lottery hurt?: “Sure. Because the human being is not used to losing. But now we have to raise our heads because we have many things to do. The team has shown a lot of strength. It is a new team, with many new players, and this will help us grow . On a personal level I am very happy here, integrated. “ Victor Machín ‘Vitolo’ spoke at the end of the Spanish Super Cup that lost Atlético de Madrid against Real Madrid in the penalty shootout.
It is not an easy challenge. Rodrigo Moreno, from Valencia seems to be the primary objective to which two veterans have joined as Fernando Llorente (Naples) or Olivier Giroud (Chelsea).The other option of not being able to hunt the white blackbird would be to take advantage of what is at home, in this sense, Also, Abel Ruiz, promising striker of the subsidiary who can have his final casting in the Copa match, has risen to Ibiza. Barcelona maintains a fight against time. In the absence of nine days for the winter market to close, the technical secretariat has activated the plan to find a forward that can cover the low of Suarez in the remainder of the season. However, the big problem is in the delicate economic situation of the club, which does not allow you to make large expenses at this stage of the course. And if we add that you want to escape from signing a patch that does not contribute anything as it happened last season with the hiring of Boateng, the thing is more complicated.Thus, Barcelona is looking for a nine with experience in LaLiga and that does not cost to adapt and That is of sufficient quality to be a protagonist and discuss the position in next seasons to Luis Suarez once he recovers and that in addition it can arrive yielded with a purchase option that would be executed in summer and that, therefore, would enter the economic exercise of the next campaign.
The opposition, especially the platform Yes to the Futur led by the pre-candidate Víctor Font, he threw himself on Monday after the information of the SER Chain, which denounced that Barça hired a company that creates accounts that damage the image of the players. Yes to the Futur claimed that “The Board of Directors must immediately go out to explain this information because they are extremely serious. If these facts are confirmed it will mean that, with club money, the Board of Directors has gone against its own members, players of the first football team, entities of Catalan society and the media. This defamation campaign that today denounces a journalistic investigation stains Barça, embarrasses us as partners and aggravates the reality of the club because to the delicate sports and economic situation it now adds moral bankruptcy. “Victor Font was not the only one. Agustí Benedito, promoter of several failed censorship motions, said on his Twitter account that the club “will answer before the courts, sure.” While, I3 Ventures, the company contracted with Barça that, according to the SER, generated accounts to issue critical messages against players, denied it in a statement.“In relation to the information disclosed through a media outlet today, in which reference is made to a contract with FC Barcelona, through which the generation of disqualifying content is established for people, athletes and businessmen, we want to record that It is absolutely false.Likewise, we are awarded the authorship of several channels in social networks (Justice and dialogue in sports, Alter Sports, Jaume a horror film, Respect and sport, Month than a club). Information that is also false.I3 Ventures is responsible for tracking and monitoring of all social networks and digital channels for said institution, with the scope referred exclusively to its reputational management. “
Hazard and Messi are the two most outstanding footballers of the decade in the Premier and in LaLiga, according to a study by Whoscored, a website specialized in statistics. The study is based on the times in which the players have been chosen as the MVP of the match according to the parameters developed by this website, starting from the 2009-10 season.In the Premier the leader is Hazard, who landed at Chelsea in the summer of 2012 and was until June 2019, when he signed for Real Madrid. In that period he played 245 games with the blues, in which he made 85 goals and distributed 61 assists. Those numbers served him to be chosen 62 times as MVP of the meeting, leading this statistic in England in the last decade. There is also surprise in Germany. Bayern is the clear winner at the collective level (it lifted the title in 2010, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 and 2019). However, he never had a clear star that clearly stood out from the rest as in Madrid it was Cristiano, Messi at Barça or Hazard at Chelsea. Soccer players like Robben, Ribéry or Lewandowski have been dividing the leading role during the last decade, causing the classification to be led by Reus, from Dortmund, with 48 MVP. As for Ligue 1, the winner surprises: Zlatan Ibrahimovic. The Swede continues to lead the standings despite only being during four seasons at PSG, in which he was chosen 42 times MVP of a match. Neymar and Mbappé begin to get closer, although the Swede still resists. Finally, in Italy no soccer player from the big clubs leads the ranking. The winner is Papu Gómez, who during his stages in Catania and Atalanta was chosen up to 38 times as the MVP of the match. Surely Cristiano (19 times in less than two courses) ends up displacing him in the medium term, but at the moment he resists. In Spain, Messi smashes all records: he has been MVP 196 times! It clearly surpasses Cristiano Ronaldo, who was chosen 93 times. It is true that the Portuguese has been for almost two complete seasons in Italy. In that time, with Juventus, he accumulated 19 awards, for which he would add 112 times, quite far from the Argentine.
As sportS fans around the world reel from revelation after revelation that there is a legitimacy crisis in sports governance, news last week that the 2016 Rhodes Scholar award went to a 24-year-old woman from Clarendon named Sherona Forrester was welcome relief.This young lady from Clarendon epitomises all the attributes recommended by the Rhodes committee.Forrester has been shown to be not only an economics genius, but her life story to date has revealed that it is possible to combine academic work, sports, and community involvement without sacrificing any personality traits.Forrester has represented this nation at football and singing, as well as being involved (at leadership level) in countless other activities that makes a youngster’s life worthwhile.grow where plantedI listened in awe to an interview with her on a local radio station last week and wished that her story could be printed and distributed to all schools under the purview of the Ministry of Education as it shows that you can grow where you are planted.Our 2016 Rhodes Scholar grew up in a rural community and went to school in her vicinity.After earning a place at Glenmuir High, Forrester spent her secondary school life there, and achieved excellence in every sphere of curricular and extra-curricular activity on offer at the school.As her sporting prowess was revealed, history will show that she did not have to go to a brand-name ‘netball school’, or a brand-name ‘maths school’, or a brand-name ‘female football school’ to achieve mastery in her many crafts.Her story must have been a dagger to the hearts of all the proponents of school transfers to enhance the potential of child athletes. You can grow where you are planted.Congratulations to Ms Forrester and the Ministry of Education “Keep up the pressure!”The transfer of students primarily to enhance a school’s sporting record is wrong, and perpetrators need to be exposed and sanctioned.I have been made aware of a report from the Danish Institute of Sports Studies, authored by one Dr Arnout Geeraert, where he looked at (and ranked) sporting federations around the world based on how transparent, democratic, and accountable they were. He has found that the international sports governance system is deeply flawed.By design, international sporting organisations do not allow stakeholders to monitor and sanction decision-making members. None of the associations studied published per diem payments and bonuses given to senior officials. None has term limits for their president.In Jamaica, when you think of (and remember) the fisticuffs, subterfuge, slandering of opponents’ character, and other nefarious activities that surround the elections for presidents of our sporting associations – a non-paying job – and the point-blank refusal to step down in the face of genuine concern and criticism of fans, the impression is that we need to do something about our own problems. Something is indeed rotten, and it is not only in the state of Denmark!IMPATIENT FOR ANSWERSThe war of words between the president of the West Indies Cricket Board (WICB) andthe chairman of a Caricom Committee chaired by the prime minister of Grenada is impatient of a solution.Readers may recall that a committee set up to look at the governance structure of West Indies cricket, with majority members nominated by the WICB, found that the president and his executive body should immediately be dissolved and an interim body set up to administer cricket in the West Indies.The president, Dave Cameron and his executive, after agreeing to abide by the findings of the committee, is now using every ploy known to man to extend the life of their board. Interesting times are indeed ahead. I hope that when the smoke clears, the will of the people of the Caribbean will prevail.We need term limits, annual salaries, and published audited accounts for all of our sporting organisations. Nothing else will do.
KOLKATA, India (CMC): Captain Darren Sammy has lashed out at cricket broadcaster Mark Nicholas for describing West Indies as “short of brains” in a pre-tournament preview, and says the comment helped served as a catalyst for the side’s success in the ongoing Twenty20 World Cup. Writing before the tournament, Nicholas said West Indies were “short of brains, but have Indian Premier League history in their ranks”, a comment Sammy and the Caribbean side took great exception to. “How could you describe people with ‘no brains’? Animals got brains. We’re not an object,” an emotional Sammy told a media conference on the eve of the Twenty20 World Cup final here yesterday. “To me, that particular comment really set it off for us. You could see me talking about it. It’s kind of emotional, as for somebody who I respect and had good rapport with that particular gentleman. “To describe our team, who were defending champions four years ago, as we guys with no brains is really out of order.” West Indies lost just once in the preliminaries – to Afghanistan in their final game – to top Group 1 ahead of the semi-finals. They then produced a spectacular performance against tournament favourites India, chasing down 193 at the Wankhede Stadium on Thursday in Mumbai to book their spot in the final. Sammy said that because of the criticism, West Indies had become closer as a unit and were now highly motivated ahead of today’s final. “Everybody is entitled to his opinion. You guys (media) ask most difficult questions to get a good story. We understand that. The key for us is the belief in our own circle. Whatever they say, it does not really matter,” Sammy pointed out. “God doesn’t love the ugly, and we’re very wonderful and very beautiful men. That’s why we play exciting cricket. For us, all these things have happened before the tournament. That’s the passion, determination that we take on the field. It’s one more step. We believe that we could do it.” Highly motivated