BEAUMONT, Texas – At Lamar University, student-athletes take pride in giving back to the community not just during the holidays, but throughout the year. “The LU students really got the campus looking fantastic,” a Buckner official said. “Your students are pretty amazing.” LU softball player Kelly Meeuwsen, who serves as president of LU’s Student Athlete Advisory Committee, continues to increase its involvement in the Golden Triangle. The work will go one long after the presents are unwrapped and the decorations put away. As part of the “Southland Gives Back” initiative, the Southland Conference will profile a community service outing from each of our 13 member institutions each weekday from Dec. 6 to 22. Once things got back to normal on the LU campus, the Cardinals turned their sights toward the holidays, starting with the events at Buckner International’s Beaumont campus. LU student-athletes helped decorate Buckner’s buildings, helping to brighten the holidays for the foster children and those transitioning from foster care to independent living. Lamar University athletics has partnered with Buckner for many years to make the holiday better for its residents. Home basketball games in November saw the Cardinals collect non-perishable foods for the Food Bank of Southeast Texas. In October, the LU softball team raised funds for the American Cancer Society at its annual Strike Out Cancer game against Lamar State College-Port Arthur. The Cardinals didn’t stop there. Next up was the Arc of Beaumont’s winter formal, which is for adults 16 and older with developmental and intellectual disabilities. The LU student-athletes helped in whatever way was needed, from serving food and clearing the tables to dancing with the Arc members. “It’s important for our student-athletes to have a positive college experience, and community service feeds into that,” said LU academic specialist Tori Cummings, who helps oversee the community-service projects. “They can use their talents in different ways and build relationships that really benefit themselves, Lamar University, and the Beaumont community. The more student-athletes connect with people outside athletics, the better prepared they are to make meaningful contributions to society during and after their time at Lamar University.” All year long the Cardinals are collecting tabs from soda cans to help support Ronald McDonald house. The semester barely got started before student-athletes from almost every LU team were pitching in various ways to help with the recovery efforts to help those affected by the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey.
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Tickets are available only at the Birmingham CrossPlex ticket office and are not available online. Action begins on Wednesday with men’s and women’s multis events starting at 8:30 a.m. while field event finals run from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Running event finals and trials will run from noon until 7 p.m. On Thursday, multis events will begin again at 8:30 a.m. to start the day while the last field event finals will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The last running finals of the event will start at noon with the final race running at 4:05 p.m. Live Results, Live Streaming, Schedule, More: Championships HomepageBIRMINGHAM, Ala. – For the fifth consecutive year, the Birmingham CrossPlex will play host to the Southland Conference Indoor Track & Field Championships, taking place Wednesday and Thursday. Competition is scheduled to begin at 8:30 a.m. CT each day. The Southland Indoor Track & Field Championships will be streamed on the Southland Digital Network. Visit southland.org/live or download Southland Conference app, available for iPhone, Android, Apple TV, Amazon Fire TV and Roku. Awards will be presented after the conclusion of each event’s final. Both 2017 Athletes of the Year make their return to Birmingham this year. Senior Nathan Jones of McNeese showcased his distance running class last year, taking first place in the 5,000m, 3,000m and distance medley relay to earn a meet-high 22.5 points on the men’s side. Thai Williams of Lamar, now in her junior season, was the women’s high point scorer last season with 28. Last year, she took gold in the 60m dash, long jump, and a silver in the triple jump, pacing Lamar women to a runner-up team finish. AdmissionAdult, All-Session Pass: $15.00Adult, Single-Day Pass: $10.00Southland Student, Single Day (with ID): FreeChildren 13 and Under: $5.00Parking: $5.00 For athletes that achieve qualifying marks or have done so this season, the NCAA Indoor Track & Field Championships will be hosted by Texas A&M from March 9-10 at the Gilliam Indoor Track Stadium in College Station. Sam Houston State will be vying for its third consecutive sweep of both the men’s and women’s team championships. The Bearkat men won in 2017 with 142.5 team points while the women comfortably took first with a final tally of 127. It was the men’s second team title in history and women’s fifth. Between both the men’s and women’s sides, Sam Houston combined for seven event gold medals.
JOCKEY QUOTESVICTOR ESPINOZA, CE CE, WINNER: “I thought there was just one speed horse (favored Hard Not to Love), but it changed and that helped me. We were able to take back a little and she was so full of run, I wanted to make the leader work a little bit at the three eighths, so I let my filly go a little. Down the lane, she was in control. She’s come back better than ever. She ran against some of the best fillies in the world in New York (fourth in the Grade I Acorn at Belmont Park June 8) and she ran just like she ran the other day (when a 4 ¼ length allowance winner going 6 ½ furlongs here on Feb. 17).” TRAINER QUOTESMICHAEL McCARTHY, CE CE, WINNER: “She was able to keep her face clean. Victor did a great job of getting her tucked in coming to the half mile pole. (Went) head and head with the good filly (Hard Not to Love), it’s nice to watch her get the job done.“I’ve always thought she was really good. Last spring, I thought she could beat any kind, unfortunately she got hurt after the Acorn (June 8, Belmont), which made us take a step back and take some time off. She has come back and hasn’t missed a beat. I can’t thank Bo (Hirsh) enough for letting us take our time and pick our spots, I kind of wanted to wait for Keenland, but I’m glad we didn’t after today’s result. All the credit goes to Bo and Candy.”BO HIRSH, OWNER, CE CE, WINNER: “She could be the best I’ve ever had, she’s a half-sister to Papa Clem and we’re very proud of her mother Miss Houdini, who is 21 years old today and still going strong. I am just so excited today. We came out here because we had to find a race to run this filly in and I said let’s take our shot with nothing else for her to get to the next level and she beat all our expectations. I thought it might be a little tough to win this one today. I am pleasantly surprised.” NOTES: The winning owner is Bo Hirsh, LLC.
Real Madrid to make last-gasp £60m transfer bid for Christian Eriksen with huge pressure now on Daniel Levy JOSE MOURINHO has claimed Tottenham’s woes boil down to the fact their stars want to quit the club having watched Kyle Walker win trophies at Manchester City.The Special One, 56, has claimed the “chemistry” doesn’t seem to be there at Spurs as it has in recent seasons.3 Spurs can blame Kyle Walker for their failures, claims Jose MourinhoCredit: AP:Associated Press3 Mourinho claims Walker has shown Spurs’ stars the grass can often be greenerCredit: GettyThis season the likes of Christian Eriksen, Toby Alderweireld and Jan Vertonghen haven’t been fully focused on the club, as they are considering their futures elsewhere.Ex-Chelsea and Manchester United boss Mourinho reckons the success of Walker, one of few to leave the North Londoners for bigger and better things, may be a key reason.Mourinho revealed: “I think in the last part of last season they knew they had no chance to fight for the title.”At the same time they didn’t feel big pressure from the likes of Man Utd, Chelsea going ahead of them.”They had fourth position more or less under control and the Champions League became more of the dream, so that maybe took some of the focus [from the Premier League].”But maybe this season they are not having that chemistry.LOST THAT LOVING FEELING”I don’t know if I’m right or not but I always felt that while Spurs weren’t buying a lot, they were doing something more important, which was to keep all the good players that they have.”They persuaded the players to stay and stay happy – that was my feeling.”They managed to give new contracts to Harry Kane and others and it looked like the players were happy to belong to that project, that club, that dream.”But Mourinho added the chemistry may now have soured, with a host of stars having their heads turned in recent months.He continued: “Maybe now, the feeling that I have – what is happening with Eriksen, Vertonghen and what happened at the end of last season with Alderweireld – maybe some of the boys are not so happy to stay.”Their eyes might be on bigger pictures – look at Kyle Walker, winning trophies.3MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 year”Maybe at this moment the team is not that focused or full of chemistry.”It looks like the relationship with Mauricio Pochettino is happy; they have an amazing stadium, Champions League football again…”But maybe some of the boys want something different. Even at the perfect club, if one player isn’t happy, it can make you lose focus.”
CHELSEA and Liverpool face hefty fines unless they ditch Russian betting partner, 1xBet.The two Premier League clubs have been ordered to stop promoting the firm or face prosecution after they lost their licence allowing them to operate in the UK last month, say The Times.2 Liverpool and Chelsea face hefty fines if they don’t ditch blacklisted betting company 1xBetHarry Kane, Willian and Virgil van Dijk have all helped plug 1xBet – with Tottenham cancelled their partnership after the Russian firm were blacklisted in the UK.The Gambling Commission revealed they spoke with Chelsea, Spurs and Liverpool, warning them to stop promoting immediately.They were told if they fail to comply they would face unlimited fines and even 51 weeks in prison.In light of the revelation, Tottenham swiftly ditched 1xBet as a sponsor – in what is the first major intervention by a regulator over gambling firms bankrolling football.BLACKLISTEDThe Russian firm have been blacklisted by regulators for being used to promote betting on children’s sports, cockfighting and even a pornographic casino.1xBet is also said to be one of the biggest advertisers on a host of sites who host illegal Premier League live streams.On the issue, Campaign for Fairer Gambling spokesperson Matt Zarb-Cousin described the situation as “shocking”.Zarb-Cousin said: “It is shocking that these football clubs failed to do the most basic due diligence checks on 1xBet before signing up for these multi-million-pound deals.2MORE CHELSEA STORIESLive Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaCOURT ORDERKante ‘ordered to appear in court’ in £3.4m legal battle with former agentBRIDGE OF SIGHSChelsea stars ‘bored’ and Hazard suffered under Sarri, says ex-No2 ZolaGossipBERN IT UPMan Utd, Arsenal and Chelsea on alert after Bernardeschi reveals Prem plansLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipSAMU’LL DOChelsea turn attention to Villarreal’s Chukwueze as United edge closer to SanchoJESUS HEISTChelsea talks with Jesus Corona confirmed as agent reveals ace open to transferGossipLIAN HEARTWillian wanted by PSG on a free with Arsenal in hunt ahead of deal running outPicturedBUL OVEREx-Chelsea man Bulka wrecks £200k Lamborghini in horror crash in Poland lockdown”It’s an absolute debacle.”1xBet was launched in 2007, with Spurs making them their global betting in 2018, with Liverpool and Chelsea following suit earlier this summer.In July, The Times exposed the Russian firm for helping fuel a youth gambling crisis in Kenya.Frank Lampard on Kurt Zouma being targeted with sick racist abuse after Chelsea own goal
The city hosted the tournament over the weekend with sell-out crowds at Waikato Stadium on both days.Fiji took out the title after beating South Africa 24-17. New Zealand had to settle for fourth.The New Zealand Rugby Union and World Rugby said the inaugural event in Hamilton over the weekend was a success, but New Zealand must now tender to host a series from 2020 onwards.New Zealand Sevens Tournament general manager Steve Dunbar said hosting a world series in New Zealand could not be taken for granted.He said while there are no guarantees, New Zealand was a big contributor towards the global Sevens series both in terms of having a team that participates in all of the tournaments and its success at running the event for the last 19 years, 18 of them in Wellington.”A pretty good head start on a lot of other countries.”Mr Dunbar said whispers on “the streets” suggested Fiji was keen to replace New Zealand as hosts of the international tournament.”It would be wonderful for the global game and Fiji has contributed a lot to Sevens.”Mr Dunbar said World Rugby had been glowing in its comments about the Hamilton tournament.”They have been particularly happy about the field of play (at Waikato Stadium) and think it is the best there is on the global series.”A decision on hosting from 2020 will be made later this year.In the meantime next year’s event will be held on 26-27 January at Waikato Stadium.
Cameroon Valdi Ahmed Njoya scooped the gold, Pakistan’s Abdur Rehman taking silver and Opeloge settled for bronze.Opeloge’s best in the Snatch was 96kg while his Clean & Jerk total points were 122kg. He received 218 as his final points.Don nephew is a the youngest of the Opeloge family with two older brothers and sisters Ele and Mary Opeloge who have all represented and won medals for Samoa in the sport. Don said that he only started lifting weights this year and because his family is so involved in the weightlifting, he gave it a try.Don is the nephew of former international weightlifter medalist Niusila Opeloge and his aunties Ele and Mary Opeloge are Commonwealth Gold medalists for Samoa.Don hopes winning the bronze will be the start of a bright future for him in the sport. His medal brings Samoa’s medals tally to 5.
In the Southern Conference in Port Moresby, Saturday’s games will see Huawei PS Utd FC play FC POM at 12:30pm while PKA Rapatona FC will go head to head with Erema Gulf FC in the main game at 3pm.On Sunday is the showdown between Gigira Laitepo Utd FC and Hekari United FC. The game will be played at 3pm.All three games will played at the Bisini Grounds.For the Northern Conference, all games will be played tomorrow. The Sir Ignatius Kilage stadium will play host to two games.The first is at 12:30pm between Besta PNG United FC and Madang FC. In the the next game at 3pm, Welgris Morobe Utd will challenge Admiralty FC.Goroka Gosiha FC will host Lae City Dwellers FC up at the National Sports Institute in Goroka at 3pm.
Marum said after the game that Blackhawks are a quality side and it was a narrow win.The coach admitted that they did too many errors in the second half but they were lucky to win the game by one point.“We just have to go back to the recorded videos and see where we went wrong and we can polish up in those areas.“We’ve won five out of six games but we still got a lot of work to do,” Marum said.The coach added that with former Hunter Willie Minoga on the Blackhawks side, their focus was on everyone out there and not just on Minoga.“We wanted Willie to have a good game against us and in front of his home fans.“He got away with that try, I think he wasn’t happy about the game but he had his family and friends backing him today,” Marum said.Blackhawks coach Kristian Woolf said it was a very tough game where both teams put up a fight as expected.“I was really proud of our effort in that sense because we made way too many errors.“The fact that we had plenty of opportunities where we could have built a little pressure and given ourselves an opportunity to win the game but every time we did, we made errors,” Woolf said.Both teams thanked the crowd for the support.
If someone wanted the definitive data on the government that Messi has exercised during the 2010-2019 decade before the years changed in the calendar, it could be this. According to data offered by Transfermarkt, Messi closes the last ten calendar years, from January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2019, with 522 goals in 521 games. A fact that shakes and explains the six Gold boots that the Argentine has taken with his six trophies Pichichi respective. Christian He scored 477 goals in 489 games, another spectacular figure that shows that the two have lived on another football planet, at least on the goal scorer. The next in the ranking is Lewandowski, with 324 goals in 454 games, the first of the humans. Behind the, Cavani (309 goals in 447 games) and close the Top-5 Luis Suarez (303 goals in 445 games). 10 Worse Messi’s domain is not limited to the scoring aspect. The Argentine has also been the king of assistance in the 2010-2019 decade. No one gave more assists than he did in the five major leagues as reported Transfermarkt. It was 136. Say Maria gave 108 goal passes and Özil, 106. Müller is fourth with 103 and Christian, accused by the general rule of selfishness, was the fifth best assistant of the decade with 95.