Cardinals Add Game with Cyclones, Drop UNA Matchup

first_imgFans who bought season tickets can apply the funds for the North Alabama game to any home sporting event for the 2018-19 season or towards football season tickets for 2019. It can also be transferred to donation credit. With the change, Senior Day, originally scheduled for Nov. 15, will now be celebrated on Nov. 3 against Sam Houston State. The move to a Saturday allows for a bigger and more festive Senior Day celebration. Friends and family are welcome to the UIW campus to root for their senior players who gave their all this season. Moving the game originally scheduled on Nov. 15 to Dec. 1 will also allow UIW staff to focus on final preparations for “Light the Way,” UIW’s signature Christmas event scheduled for Saturday, Nov. 17.  “Light the Way” is the University’s gift to San Antonio and the surrounding community.  The event features all the traditional holiday favorites including a visit from Santa, a Holiday Shoppe, musical performances, illuminating the campus with a million twinkling lights and a fireworks finale. “This is a great opportunity for us to play a Power 5 team at a great venue,” said Director of Athletics Dr. Brian Wickstrom. “This will help us provide a better student-athlete experience and will be an exciting trip for the team. This is also a chance to take our brand to the Midwest, which will be great for the university as a whole.” The contest against the Cyclones replaces UIW’s matchup with North Alabama, which was originally scheduled for Nov. 15. SAN ANTONIO, Texas — The University of the Incarnate Word football team has altered its football schedule and will face Iowa State on Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. (CT) on MidAmerican Energy Field at Jack Trice Stadium in Ames, Iowa. The game will streamed on Cyclones.tv. The game will be contested unless Iowa State qualifies for the Big 12 Championship Game or UIW qualifies for the FCS Playoffs. Iowa State’s season-opening contest was cancelled due to inclement weather, providing an open week for the Cyclones. “We are excited to add this game to our schedule,” said UIW Head Football Coach Eric Morris. “This is an opportunity to reward our student-athletes for their hard work, both in the classroom and on the field. We’ll have two more weeks of practice and are excited for the opportunity to play in Jack Trice Stadium.”  Change of plans! We are headed to Iowa State on Dec. 1! ????#CardstoMidwest pic.twitter.com/SNstgb6RES— UIW Football (@UIWFootball) September 12, 2018last_img read more

SADLER SEEKS RECORD THREE-PEAT AS HIGH WEIGHTED GIFT BOX DEFENDS CROWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $600,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP

first_imgSADLER SEEKS RECORD THREE-PEAT AS HIGH WEIGHTED GIFT BOX DEFENDS CROWN IN SATURDAY’S GRADE I, $600,000 SANTA ANITA HANDICAP‘GRANDDADDY’ OF THEM ALL ATTRACTS 8 OLDER HORSES & WILL BE RUN FOR 83RD TIME AT CLASSIC MILE AND ONE QUARTER; FIRST POST FOR 12 RACES IS AT 11:30 A.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (March 4, 2020)–One of eight trainers dating back to 1940 to have saddled consecutive winners of the storied Santa Anita Handicap, John Sadler will seek an unprecedented three-peat this Saturday at The Great Race Place as his high weighted Gift Box defends his title in the 83rd running of the Grade I, $600,000 classic for older horses at a mile and one quarter.First run in 1935, the Big ‘Cap, America’s longest continually run “hundred grander,” has attracted an outstanding field of eight, including C R K Stable’s talented Midcourt, who has been assigned 123 pounds, three less than Gift Box.Kiaran McLaughlin’s up and coming Endorsed, Sadler’s Combatant, Bill Mott’s Florida-based Hofburg, the Richard Baltas-trained Two Thirty Five and others make this year’s Big ‘Cap a compelling affair.In addition to Sadler, those trainers that have won two consecutive Big ‘Caps are as follows:  “Silent” Tom Smith (Kayak II, 1939 & Seabicuit, 1940), Ron McAnally (John Henry 1981 & 82), Charlie Whittingham (Lord At War 1985 & Greinton 1986), Richard Mandella (Siphon, 1996 & Malek 1997), Bobby Frankel (Milwaukee Brew 2002 & 03), Doug O’Neill (Lava Man 2006 & 07) and Bob Baffert (Game On Dude 2013 & 14).GIFT BOXOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerOriginally trained by Chad Brown and purchased privately prior to winning the December, 2018 Grade II San Antonio Stakes in his first start for Sadler, this 7-year-old colt by Twirling Candy outdueled Bob Baffert’s McKinzie to take last year’s Big ‘Cap by a nose under regular rider Joel Rosario. Idle since running fourth as the 2-1 favorite in the Grade II Stephen Foster at Churchill Downs June 15, Gift Box unleashed a monstrous effort in winning the San Antonio for a second time on Dec. 28, winning by 3 ¾ lengths while earning a Big ‘Cap-best last out Beyer Speed figure of 107.  A winner of three out of his five starts for Sadler, Gift Box, who took the San Antonio in gate to wire fashion, will attempt to join John Henry (1981-82), Milwaukee Brew (2002-03), Lava Man (2006-07) and Game On Dude (2013-14) as the fifth two-time winner of the Santa Anita Handicap.MIDCOURTOwner:  C R K Stable, LLCTrainer:  John ShirreffsA true training challenge by any accounting, Midcourt’s fortunes began a steep ascent following a near 16-month freshening, which spanned from Oct. 28, 2017 until Feb. 24, 2019, an interlude which  included the momentous decision to geld the now 5-year-old son of Midnight Lute. A handful both in the mornings and afternoons, Midcourt, who had been beaten a combined 27 ½ lengths in his first two starts, comes off the best race of his career, a 3 ½ length, gate to wire score in the Grade II San Pasqual Stakes on Feb. 1, which brought his record since the ultimate equipment change to five wins from seven starts.  Although well fancied at 2-1 versus Gift Box in the Dec. 28 San Antonio at 1 1/8 miles, Midcourt broke slowly and never threatened while beaten 7 ½ lengths.  With a 102 Beyer in hand following his triumph in the mile and one sixteenth San Pasqual, he’ll need to break running under regular rider Victor Espinoza if he’s to turn the tables on Gift Box in his first try at a mile and one quarter Saturday.ENDORSEDOwner:  Godolphin, LLCTrainer:  Kiaran McLaughlinLightly raced, this 4-year-old homebred colt by Medaglia d’Oro would appear to have tremendous upside, as he comes off an impressive two length allowance score going a mile and one sixteenth at Gulfstream Park on Jan. 11–his first start since running a creditable fourth in the Grade I Travers at Saratoga on Aug. 24. A first-out maiden winner going six furlongs on an off track at Saratoga Aug. 18, Endorsed, who won his most recent race in stylish off the pace fashion, has three wins from six starts and would appear to rate a huge chance on Saturday.COMBATANTOwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerConditioned by Steve Asmussen through his first 22 starts, this 5-year-old ridgling by Scat Daddy closed much ground in his first start for Sadler, a third place finish behind Midcourt in the Grade II San Pasqual on Feb. 1. Although he would appear to be best suited at middle distances, Sadler has excelled in recent years with acquisitions of this kind and Combatant can be expected to step forward off of his San Pasqual run.  A winner of a one turn mile allowance two starts back on Nov. 8 at Churchill Downs, Combatant, who with three wins from 23 starts, is in search of his first stakes win, would be flattered by a fast early pace in the Big ‘Cap.HOFBURGOwner:  Juddmonte Farms, Inc.Trainer:  William MottFavored in two out of his last three starts, this Florida-based homebred 5-year-old horse by Tapit appeared to have a rough trip when seventh at 7-2 in his most recent race, the Grade III, 1 1/16 miles Mineshaft Stakes at Fairgrounds in New Orleans.  Seventh, beaten 8 ¾ lengths by eventual Triple Crown winner Justify in his only try at a mile and one quarter, the 2018 Kentucky Derby, Hofburg skipped the Preakness and was third, beaten 3 ½ lengths in the Belmont, which would suggest distance shouldn’t be a problem on Saturday. A winner of three out of his 10 starts, Hofburg, who calls Payson Park home, will be seeking his first graded stakes win in the Big ‘Cap.TWO THIRTY FIVEOwner:  Richard Baltas, Tom Mansor, Tammi Nielson & Kim RasmussenTrainer:  Richard BaltasOn the improve for Baltas at age six, this gelding by Stay Thirsty has been competitive facing Midcourt in his last three starts, most recently finishing second, beaten 3 ½ lengths by Midcourt in the San Pasqual Feb. 1 at odds of 22-1. Third, beaten seven lengths two starts back in the 1 1/8 miles Native Diver Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 23, he was second, beaten a neck by Midcourt three races back in the one mile Comma to the Top here on Oct. 27.  Well beaten in his lone try at a mile and quarter, Two Thirty Five, who is 21-5-4-5 and a reformed claimer, is in with a puncher’s chance from a hot barn.THE GRADE I SANTA ANITA HANDICAP IN POST POSITION ORDER WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTSRace 10 of 12  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTMultiplier–Tyler Gaffalione–113Two Thirty Five–Ruben Fuentes–118Brown Storm–Hector Berrios–114Gift Box–Joel Rosario–126Midcourt–Victor Espinoza–123Combatant–Umberto Rispoli–116Hofburg–Flavien Prat–115Endorsed–Drayden Van Dyke–115Special early first post time for a 12-race card on Saturday is at 11:30 a.m., with admission gates opening at 9:30 a.m.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Newcastle must pay Spurs £12.5m for Poch now… but he’ll be FREE next month

first_imgNEWCASTLE will need to pay Tottenham £12.5million if they want to appoint Mauricio Pochettino now… but can land him for nothing next month.The Toon are preparing to make their move for the Argentinean once the £300million takeover is completed.3 Newcastle are targetting Mauricio Pochettino to become their new managerCredit: ReutersThe Saudi-backed buyout are ready to pay Poch a whopping £19m-a-year to turn the side into European challengers.Money is unlikely to be an issue with Newcastle braced to become the richest club in the world.But they still may want to save themselves a small fortune by biding their time and preventing Tottenham chairman Daniel Levy from lining his pockets.Spurs sacked Pochettino in November and paid him a £12.5m compensation package that included a clause not to manage another club for six months.According to ESPN, that expires in June leaving the former Southampton manager free to talk to prospective clubs.If Newcastle appointed the 48-year-old next month he theoretically could be in charge of the remaining Premier League fixtures.Games are expected to commence next month behind closed doors in neutral stadiums following the coronavirus pandemic.Though the new owners are likely to keep Bruce until the end of the season before making their decision.SunSport exclusively revealed how Newcastle’s players are on a SOS mission to save Bruce.3most 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 CelticNICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsKEANE 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 raidLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old Trafford3The ex-Sheffield Wednesday boss remains very popular among his squad who are determined to prove to the new owners that he should be kept on beyond this season.Despite his experience some fans fear he is not a big enough name to attract star players when money becomes available after the takeover.But he has huge support in the dressing room where he is viewed as a superb man-manager.Newcastle have also been linked with Jorge Jesus in recent days, but club sources claimed Poch is the one they want.The 65-year-old Flamengo chief led his side to an historic double last season – winning the Brazilian league title as well as the Copa Libertadores.It is the first time it has been achieved since Pele led Santos to the accolade in 1962 and 1963.Sam Allardyce says Newcastle takeover is going to be ‘very difficult’ for Steve Bruce and compares the situation to his own sacking by new owner Mike Ashley in 2008last_img read more

Weightlifting aims for 20 gold

first_imgPNG Weighting Federation president Sir John Dawanincura says the team has been training hard and he is looking forward to good results.PNG Weight lifting has a 19 member team which consists of nine females and ten males.18 members of the team were sent to train in Noumea last month.“We have done so well in other international games and for the Pacific Games  it is our vision to win at least between 17 – 20 gold medals,” says Sir John.Sir John says in the female section, weight lifter Lorraine Harry has done well in improving by 15 kilograms.He says it is their dream to win on home soil because they know their own strengths and weaknesses and that of their opponents.PNG Weight lifting has spent at least K1.4 million on its preparations for the games.last_img read more

​Marum yet to finalise squad to take on Devils

first_imgMarum revealed that fullback Stargroth Amean and utility Noel Zeming are both under injury clouds.He said Amean struggled to train during the week and is currently being monitored by the physio while Zeming is still carrying an injured arm and fractured wrist.Marum went on to say if Zeming is ruled out, 18th man Butler Morris will be slotted in to take his place.Forward Brandy Peter will miss this weekend’s game after Marum explained for personal reasons.This has pushed Enoch Maki into the starting line-up.The final squad will be finalised before the Hunters leave for Australia on Saturday.Marum said he is expecting a tough game against the Devils, who have a few players with NRL experience.”It’s going to be hard to beat them at home and we will need to start the game off strong to come away with a win,” said Marum.Kick off for the game is at 3pm on Sunday at Bishop Park.last_img read more

Week 1 of Digicel Cup finals completed

first_imgThe Gurias in the end did it easy over PRK Gulf Isapea beating them 34-12 in the elimination final.The next final saw the Eagles hold on to beat the EPG Enga Mioks 12-8.Week 2 of the finals will see the Mioks take on the Gurias while the Eagles will clash with the Snax Lae Tigers.Venues for the week  2 finals will be decided today.last_img

New world record in signings

first_imgInvestments in transfers reached the figure of 7.345 million dollars during 2019, year in which international transfers increased to 18,042 and also the operations in the market of the feminine soccer were increased and the amount of these in a percentage of 16,3.FIFA published on Wednesday the report of the global transfer market confirming a new record in investments, 5.8% more than in 2018, and another record in the number of movements.In total, men’s football made 18,042 international transfers, which affected 15,463 players from 178 different nationalities.In these movements 4,162 clubs were involved – 3,980 in 2018 – and 80% of the signing expenses were made by 100 clubs.By confederations UEFA was the most active. 1,914 teams from 53 European federations signed signings, transfers or both operations to star in a total of 12,290 international transfers, representing 68.1% of the total. CONMEBOL was the only confederation in which clubs of all their associations registered movements.Portugal starred in the highest positive balance with 384 million dollars, while England stood at the opposite pole, with a negative balance of 549.9 million dollars, higher than in Spain, which was 373.8 million dollars. Something more than one in 4 transfers of minors included a sales premium.The FIFA report analyzes for the second time in a row both the movements in men’s football and the feminine one, in which there were also increases in international transfers (19.7%), in participating clubs (24.5%) and in the amount of transactions (16.3%).Almost 20% of the transfers featured a US soccer player and the average duration of the contracts has increased by 16%, from 10.5 months in 2018 to 12.1 months in 2019.“We are proud to be able to publish the reports of the ‘Global Transfer Market’ on male and female football, which undoubtedly show the constant evolution of the global transfer market,” said the director of the Legal Services and Compliance Division of FIFA, Emilio García Silvero.In his opinion, “the new record in the number of transfers of the male market is striking.” “In addition, there has been a general increase in the figures for women, which shows a positive evolution of women’s football compared to last year, which we expect will continue in 2020,” he added.The data published in the FIFA report comes from the international transfer correlation system (ITMS), a platform used by the 211 FIFA member federations and more than 7,000 professional clubs.last_img read more

“I have not come to waste time”

first_imgPerson: “I consider myself a normal person. I am familiar and I like to spend time with my family. It is the most important thing in my life. My plans are typical: to walk, for example. I also like horses and go to visit them. I have heard that Munich is a magnificent city, Xabi Alonso and James spoke wonders about it. I would like to enjoy it to the fullest regardless of football. “German soccer: “I like it very much, I follow the Bundesliga a lot. It may have certain similarities with the Spanish league. I have seen that the teams come to press up, that they like to play soccer. The teams are in some ways similar to the Spaniards. , with whom I have already been able to speak, he likes to play with the ball and play the attack, something that suits me very well. “First contact: “It could not be better. I am lucky to have players like Javi Martínez, Lucas or Thiago, who are Spanish. Coutinho also speaks Spanish. Toni Kroos already told me about the environment and that is very good. I can not be happier. The coach introduced me to the staff too, I think we’re going to enjoy it a lot. “Characteristics: “My position is on the side and there the main thing is to defend. I also played as a right attacker during my time in the Real, but four years ago I was converted to the side. During this time I learned a lot and made myself into the position, for which, today, considered me an attacking defense. “Future at Real Madrid: “I live in the present, the present is today and today I am a Bayern Munich player. I come to give one hundred percent and win all the titles. You don’t know what will happen tomorrow, so I prefer to continue living in the present” . It’s been a busy day for Álvaro Odriozola. The new incorporation of Bayern, which arrives as a loan from Real Madrid, signed its contract that links it to the German entity until the end of the season, completed its first training session under the orders of Hansi Flick and, subsequently, he appeared before the media to detail the reasons for his signing for the club muniqués. These were the statements of Odriozola and sports director Hasan Salihamidzic:Reasons: “I want to thank the club for being interested in me. It’s an honor and a privilege to be part of this club. I’ve seen it many times on TV and it was always a dream to wear his shirt. I was at Real Madrid and I had no doubt I am proud to be part of the history of Bayern Munich. ” Form Status: “I am prepared. I have not come to waste time, I have come to play. It is true that I have not played much in recent times, but I work well and I am always prepared to give one hundred percent. I am already thinking about the Schalke game and I would love to play. “last_img read more

Junior: “I understand the whistles; maybe we risk the exit”

first_imgThe left back has jumped to the pitch in the 22nd minute after the injury of Jordi Alba, who has an injury to the right adductor which would jeopardize his presence in the first leg of the Champions League round of 16 against the Naples and in the League classic at the Santiago Bernabéu on March 1. That would open wide the doors of ownership to Firpo, who has admitted that he will probably have to “play more during the next matches” and is prepared for it. Junior Firpo has been sympathetic to the whistles of the Blaugrana fans during the last leg of the game when Quique Setién’s team has tried to get the ball played from behind. “I understand because maybe we have risked too much at that time of the meeting,” he said. When asked what the arrival at Barça de Angel would look like, the author of Getafe’s goal today at the Camp Nou, has considered that “the best players always have to be in Barça and Angel is one of the best strikers of the League, has ten goals without playing in one of the great teams. “ The left-handed side Junior Firpo, who replaced Jordi Alba in the 22nd minute on the left side of Barça when he was injured, explained after the victory against Getafe that he understood the nervousness of the Blaugrana fans in the last leg of the match because maybe they have risked too much at the exit of the ball. The Dominican has been the Barça player who has gone out to speak with the media after the Blaugrana victory by 2-11 against Getafe with goals from Antoine Griezmann and Sergi Roberto, this one pass from Firpo himself. “I am happy with the performance I have given and with the goal pass,” he said.center_img Cucurella: “We hope Angel stays”Marc Cucurella, the former Blaugrana who has played the entire match with Getafe at the Camp Nou, has also expressed himself on this issue. “The subject of Angel has come out a lot in the press in recent days, but we hope he stays because he gives us a lot. He is a player who finds the spaces very well and is very fast,” he said. Finally, Cucurella has referred to the non-greeting between Quique Setién and his coach, José Bordalás. “It is an issue that is not incumbent upon the players, an anecdotal issue. The important thing is what happens on the pitch.”last_img read more

Sabalenka takes the hawk of Doha, sixth title of his career

first_imgBelarusian Aryna Sabalenka imposed her biggest punch and resistance, and defeated the Czech Petra Kvitova, 6-Three and 6-3, to win for the first time the title at the Qatar Open, the sixth in his career.Sabalenka, 21, turns into the second Belarusian to win this event, after Victoria Azarenka, champion in 2013. The Minsk participant wanted 73 minutes to win the victory and get a Premier 5 event once more, after the one in Wuhan (China) in September final yr.His victory assures him to look subsequent Monday in the eleventh world place. For Kvitova, champion in 2018, the defeat prevents him from recovering the tenth world place, and turn out to be the fourth participant to win the title in Doha twice, after the Russian Anastasia Myskina and Maria Sharapova, and Azarenka.The Czech that in the center of the second set requested for medical time, he had reached the closing after reaching his twentieth victory of the season and the sixth over a primary, when he defeated his good friend, the Australian Ashleigh Barty, in the semifinals.He began as a favourite for the 27 titles of his medal winners and his biggest expertise in the finals, and since in the final duel between them, in Sydney final yr, Petra received, including his second victory in three confrontations. However all this statistics couldn’t with the impetus of Sabalenka, who in the tenth closing of his career imposed a devilish rhythm from the starting and It was shortly positioned with a 4-1 benefit in the first set. There was no use for a shy response from Kvitova, as a result of the Belarusian closed the first set with his serve, with the second “ace” of his account, and in 29 minutes.Though the relaxation of Kvitova entered with pressure, the Czech couldn’t take the service from her rival. The important thing sport was the fifth of the second set, the place Petra had 5 break balls, however couldn’t specify any of them, in the ten minutes that act lasted, full of wrestle for each.In the subsequent monitor change, Kvitova requested medical time, which Sabalenka took the alternative to alternate views with his coach, former Russian participant Dmitri Turnsunov. The wait didn’t cool his blows, nor his perspective, and the Belarusian returned to the cost in the seventh, overwhelming the quantity two in the world, who once more in the ninth sport once more felt the stress of his younger rival.Kvitova got here to save lots of three match balls, and this inspired him however in the fourth fortune he performed tips, when he had dominated the internet and the ball despatched backwards by Sabalenka hit the tape and thwarted his volley try.Plater, Aryna raised the well-known “Doha Falcon”, a trophy made of gold, which accredits him as the new champion of the event, and carries with him a test of $ 605,000. Kvitova settled for an additional of $ 304,005.last_img read more