Honorable Mention: Siri O’Donnell, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Amelia Fullmer, Lamar; Keely Morrow, McNeese. FRISCO, Texas – Houston Baptist’s Talin Rizo, Abilene Christian’s Michelle Mulrooney and Lamar’s Sandra Nygard are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly awards are presented by MidSouth Bank. Honorable Mention: Rubi Villegas, Lamar; Addison Urbanus, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Morgan Middleton, McNeese. Goalkeeper of the Week: Sandra Nygard, Lamar – Fr. – Sola, NorwayThe freshman from Sola, Norway, was nearly perfect in two home wins this past weekend. In Friday’s 3-1 win over Central Arkansas, Nygard stared down 27 shots en route to avenging last year’s loss. She came right back two days later to record a shutout against Northwestern State, recording 11 saves. Defensive Player of the Week: Michelle Mulrooney, Abilene Christian – Jr. – Lodi, Calif.Mulrooney led a backline that produced back-to-back shutout wins in league action this weekend. The junior from Lodi, Calif., helped limit Southeastern Louisiana and Nicholls to five shots on goal and 16 shots overall. The Colonels were only able to take two shots Sunday with neither one on target. Mulrooney and the ACU defense has now tallied six shutouts on the season, one away from matching its Division I record set in 2013. Offensive Player of the Week: Talin Rizo, Houston Baptist – Fr. – San Antonio, TexasNotching her first collegiate goal, Rizo doubled the Huskies’ lead over Stephen F. Austin in Friday’s dual against Stephen F. Austin. The freshman midfielder squeezed a header in with 21 seconds left in the first half. She turned around and came up big with the equalizer Sunday against Sam Houston State in the 70th minute to earn the team a point at home. The Huskies (4-5-1, 2-0-1 SLC) stayed at home this past weekend, shutting out Stephen F. Austin (3-4-1, 1-1-1) 3-0 before playing to a 1-1 draw with Sam Houston State (1-7-2, 0-2-1). The Wildcats (7-3, 2-1-0) took a one-goal win over Southeastern Louisiana (4-3-2, 1-1-1) and Nicholls (2-7-0, 0-2-0). The Cardinals (6-3-0, 2-0-0) pushed past Central Arkansas (6-3-1, 1-1-0) 3-1 and defeated Northwestern State (6-5-0, 0-3-0) 1-0. Honorable Mention: Erin Smith, Abilene Christian; Emma Roccaforte, McNeese; Abbie Flax, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Nadine Maher, Southeastern Louisiana. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
The victory gives O’Callaghan his second win of the season and fourth straight top 10 finish in as many contests. Honorable Mention: None Men’s Athlete of the Week: Grant O’Callaghan, Southeast Louisiana – Jr. – Flowery Branch, GeorgiaO’Callaghan won the Mississippi College Invitational in Clinton, Mississippi, on Oct. 13, defeating a field of 162 runners from 22 different schools. FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana’s Grant O’Callaghan and New Orleans’ Arina Kleshchukova are the Southland Conference Cross Country Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Women’s Athlete of the Week: Arina Kleshchukova, New Orleans – Fr. – Bishkek, KyrgyzstanRunning in only her fourth cross country competition, Kleshchukova finished second at the Mississippi College Invitational with a time of 18:12:00 over 5 kilometers. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athletes is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots. The junior covered the 8K course in 25.02 for his second race win in four outings. His win fueled the Lions second-place team finish. The freshman has finished no lower than fourth in her four career races with a pair of second-place performances on the season. The Lions and Privateers will see action next at the 2018 Southland Cross Country Championships, set for Friday, Oct. 26, at the Enos Derbonne Sports Complex in Lake Charles, Louisiana. The men’s and women’s races feature athletes from all 13 league institutions and 26 teams. Honorable Mention: None
The AEK Larnaca He has a new sports director. And, how could it be otherwise, it is Spanish. After Jordi Cruyff, Xavi Roca and Ander Murillo it’s the turn of Arnal Llibert, who arrives at a club in which he already worked as a player during the 2010/11 season.Llibert arrives at Cyprus nine months after his separation from Nàstic de Tarragona, where he also served as sports director. As a player, the Girona player was a globetrotter: he went through four Cypriot teams, played in Malta and even Indian Super League champion was proclaimed with Atlético de Calcutta. “AEK Larnaca announces its partnership with Arnal Llibert Count, the new sports director of the team, ”the Cypriot club announced on its website. The Spanish, who signs for the next two and a half seasons, will have the challenge of restructuring the workforce to alleviate the bad results harvested by the team in the first part of the course, which ended with the dismissals of Imanol Idiákez Y Ander Murillo last December.
The reason is the termination clause established in the Upamecano contract; totals 60 million euros in the event that the French Under-21 international signs for another Bundesliga club. Of course, if you opt for a club outside the German borders, this clause would be even higher. Therefore, the agents of promise are increasing pressure on the Leipzig leadership. Either they allow him to leave for Bayern in exchange for said 60 kilos or his client would continue in the RB until the end of his contract in 2021 to pack in a year and go free, without leaving a single penny in the club’s coffers.To all this should be added Bayern’s intention to lower the clause as much as possible. The Allianz Arena club is healthy and there is no existential danger in this coronavirus crisis. Even so, he would not be willing to pay the full 60 kilos. Upamecano is not the only player that Bayern’s sports area is targeting. Kai Havertz, young pearl of Leverkusen, Leroy Sané, German international of City, and Timo Werner, striker of Leipzig, also like them. Dayot Upamecano is on the list of not a few greats in Europe, including Real Madrid. The young French central defender, only 21 years old, is one of the great revelations of the Bundesliga and a fixture in the eleventh of the RB Leipzig, where they already begin to get used to the idea of having to let him go this summer. As reported by the Bild newspaper, Bayern would have already contacted and reached an agreement with the defender, something that does not like at all in the group sponsored by Red Bull. In western Germany they want to sell it abroad.
The Italian felt Swansea were time-wasting when the game was still goalless, but after Chelsea sealed the three points, he expressed his remorse.“After the game, I think it’s normal, it’s right to apologise for what happened during the game,” said Conte.“During the game, in the first half, I saw that Swansea were wasting time. I said this a few times to the fourth official.“At the same time, I didn’t see something change in the first half. I was frustrated for this situation. I tried to tell again, but then the referee took this decision.“I repeat, I apologise for this. I was frustrated. For sure I made a mistake. During the game I suffer. With my players I suffer. It’s a pity.“They are wasting time. I was a bit animated. I said this and I shout this. It was not the first time. I think for this reason the fourth official lost his patience. But I repeat, the fault was mine, not the fourth official’s. I apologise for this. I was frustrated.”Antonio Rudiger’s first goal were sufficient against a struggling Swansea side, with the reigning Premier League champions extending their undefeated streak to six games.Conte added: “We started this season with many problems. Now we are trying to solve these problems. I think now we are improving.“We are trying another system of play. And I had the possibility to alternate these two systems. These are good options for me.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Antonio Conte remonstrates with referee Neil Swarbrick before being sent to the standsLONDON, United Kingdom, Nov 30 – Antonio Conte has apologised to referee Neil Swarbrick after being sent to the stands during Chelsea’s 1-0 win over Swansea.Conte was dismissed on the stroke of half-time at Stamford Bridge after protesting furiously in a discussion with Swarbrick over a number of contentious decisions.
0Shares0000Valencia defender Jose Luis Gaya Pena reacts after missing a goal opportunity during the Spanish league football match Getafe CF vs Valencia CF at the Col. Alfonso Perez stadium in Getafe, Spain on December 3, 2017 © AFP / JAVIER SORIANOMadrid, Spain, Dec 3 – Valencia blew a huge chance to move within two points of Barcelona at the top of La Liga as they slumped to a first defeat of the season, losing 1-0 at Getafe on Sunday.The visitors’ disappointment was also compounded by the fact Getafe played for 65 minutes a man down after Mauro Arambarri was sent off midway through the first half. However, a Valencia shorn of the creative talents of PSG loanee Goncalo Guedes through injury lacked ideas to break the hosts down and were beaten by Markel Bergara’s deflected effort 24 minutes from time.“Congratulations to them, they won, I don’t think it was a fair result but that is football,” Valencia captain Dani Parejo told BeIN Sports Spain.“It is not an excuse, but to see good football and to be the best league in the world, I don’t think you can play on pitches in the condition it was today.”Barca’s failure to win at home in La Liga for the first time in a year on Saturday against Celta Vigo had opened the door for Valencia to continue their unlikely title challenge after finishing 12th in each of the last two seasons.Instead, the Catalans extend their lead at the top to five points with Valencia now just a point ahead of Atletico Madrid in third.Real Madrid are fourth, a further two points back, after they too were held 0-0 at Athletic Bilbao on Saturday.Two poorly timed challenges from Arambarri early on looked to have gifted Valencia the upper hand.However, the best Los Che could muster before half-time was a trio of Parejo free-kicks that tested Vicente Guaita.The 10 men then missed a great chance to go in front at the start of the second period when Angel Rodriguez fired wide with just Valencia goalkeeper Neto to beat.Getafe did, though, get a lucky break for the opener when Bergara’s powerful effort from 25 yards ricocheted off former Arsenal defender Gabriel Paulista to leave Neto wrong-footed.Once again Valencia’s biggest threat came from a Parejo free-kick that Guaita brilliantly tipped onto the post.And the ex-Valencia keeper denied his former club once more in stoppage time with a smart stop from Carles Soler’s piledriver.On a fine Sunday for La Liga’s other two Madrid sides, so often overshadowed by Real and Atletico, Leganes also came from behind to beat Villarreal 3-1.Daniel Raba had given Villarreal the lead at Butarque on the hour mark.However, the introduction of Moroccan international Nordin Amrabat, who could face Spain at next year’s World Cup after the countries were paired together in Friday’s draw, swung the game Leganes’ way.Amrabat teed up Diego Rico to equalise before another Moroccan Nabil El Zhar put Leganes in front.And Amrabat was the creator once more in stoppage time for Gabriel Pires to complete the scoring.Las Palmas’ first win in 10 games moved the Canary Islanders to within two points of safety as Jonathan Calleri netted the only goal against a Real Betis side on the slide.Eibar are now nine points clear of the drop zone as they beat Espanyol 3-1 to record a third straight win.0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)
The friendly against Serbia is a warm-up for Sunday’s prestigious opening Euro 2020 qualifier away to the Netherlands with the Germans hunting revenge after a 3-0 thrashing at the hands of the Oranje last October at the Amsterdam Arena.Amid fears that German football is in decline, the 59-year-old Loew is under pressure to show that he can build a new era of success around a younger generation of players. Yet he has also faced fierce criticism for his decision to strike veteran World Cup winners Mats Hummels, Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller from the national team set-up, falling offside with their club Bayern Munich in the process.The controversial call has been seen as a gamble, which has heightened the pressure ahead of Wednesday’s game.Joachim Loew faced fierce criticism for his decision to exclude World Cup winners Mats Hummels (pictured), Jerome Boateng and Thomas Mueller from the Germany set-up © AFP/File / GUENTER SCHIFFMANN“Loew is going all-in in a high-stakes game of poker,” wrote German football magazine Kicker on Monday.Yet the Germany boss has insisted that the right conclusions have been drawn from the failures of last year.“(Hummels, Boateng and Mueller) are all World Cup winners and great players, so the decision was always going to be debated,” said Loew on Tuesday. “But we are facing a new challenge. As I have said before, we need to be quicker, more dynamic and more ambitious.”– New guard –Loew has given three young players their first international call-up.Hertha Berlin defender Niklas Stark, 23, Werder Bremen midfielder Maximilian Eggestein and RB Leipzig full-back Lukas Klostermann, both 22, join the squad, which now contains just two survivors from the World-Cup-winning class of 2014 in Manuel Neuer and Toni Kroos. “We need to give the young players the feeling that they have our complete and total trust,” said Loew.Loew has confirmed that Neuer remains his first-choice goalkeeper, but said that Barcelona stopper Marc-Andre ter Stegen would get a chance to prove himself in the coming months.Germany coach Joachim Loew has given three young players their first international call-up, Niklas Stark (pictured), Maximilian Eggestein and Lukas Klostermann © AFP/File / Patrik STOLLARZHe also called upon younger players such as Niklas Suele, 23, Leon Goretzka and Joshua Kimmich, both 24, to step up into leadership roles. “Some players need to take the next step,” he said on Friday. “Goretzka and Kimmich are guys with clear ideas, ambition and opinions.”“Suele has to take on responsibility, we expect more from him now,” said Loew. “He needs to organise and direct proceedings at the back.”As the direct heir to rejected defensive duo Hummels and Boateng, Suele will be under particular scrutiny against Serbia.– Klinsmann criticism –Many have questioned Loew’s decision to get rid of two such experienced defenders, including his predecessor and former colleague Jurgen Klinsmann, who coached Germany to third at the 2006 World Cup with Loew as his assistant. “My personal hope is that the door remains open for Hummels, Boateng and Mueller,” Klinsmann told AFP subsidiary SID this week.“They are top players, and it’s important to have them at your disposal if you need them.”“It obviously increases the pressure on the team a bit when you make a decision like that.”Yet Loew said on Tuesday that he would not let the pressure get to him.“I have been doing this job for 14 years, so I know how to deal with pressure and criticism,” he said. 0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today) 0Shares0000Joachim Loew is under pressure ahead of Germany’s friendly against Serbia on Wednesday © AFP / Tobias SCHWARZBerlin, Germany, Mar 19 – Germany coach Joachim Loew hopes to prove his critics wrong and open 2019 with a win when his new-look team host Serbia in a friendly in Wolfsburg on Wednesday. Loew, who arrived in Wolfsburg later than expected due to a dental operation this week, is hoping to bounce back from a painful 2018, in which Germany suffered an early World Cup exit and were relegated from the top tier of the UEFA Nations League.
Re “L.A. vs. The People” (Oct. 4): Los Angeles is not the City of Angels, but Rip-off City. The board of DWP and the City Council approved a series of rate hikes to allow DWP to charge its captive customers the higher rates. At about the same time, the council was “secretly” in the courts trying to legalize the transfer of funds from DWP to the city’s general fund. Where was the broadcast and printed press’s and the public’s outcry? We were told that the money raised by the increased fees for DWP’s services was to be used for improvements in DWP’s infrastructure. There should be a very public legal suit against the council’s actions and they should be held as a body, and individually, responsible for their trickery and, yes, thievery. – Irving Leemon Woodland Hills Other shoe dropped Re: “DWP: The whole story” (Your Opinions, Oct. 4): The DWP receives its revenue from customers such as senior citizens, widows, single mothers and veterans. Therefore it isn’t the DWP that “gave over $200 million (last year) to benefit the city’s budget.” It is DWP’s overcharged customers. L.A. residents should thank the Daily News for publishing information that politicians and the DWP don’t want them to know. For example, the Oct. 4 headline “L.A. vs. The People – City sues to legally use DWP revenue for other purposes.” I believe it is outrageous that the mayor, City Council and DWP allegedly try to violate voter-approved Proposition 218. – Bill Zelenka Granada Hills Take the test As an employee of DWP, my response to your article “DWP: L.A.’s best jobs” (Sept. 30) is as follows: Take the test. It’s that simple. Stop complaining about what we earn. Go to cityofla.org and see what jobs are available and take whatever test you qualify for, just as I did. The best part about it is it doesn’t cost you anything other than a few hours on a given Saturday. If you don’t qualify, then do whatever’s necessary to meet the requirements. Stop complaining and do something about it. If you can’t beat us, join us. We could use the help. – Gary Montenegro Valencia Fewer cops Re “Fewer cops, quicker action” (Oct. 3): I see in the newspaper that there are fewer cops in the Valley. The mayor raised my trash collection fees to get more money for more cops. I know that my property tax is supposed to cover police services, but I guess that’s going to pay for pensions and lawsuits. So if there are fewer cops, what’s happened to the money from the increased trash collection fees? I want a refund. – Michael Leptuch Pacoima Gang taxes I suggest that instead of an increase in taxes to fight gang activities, we should better understand what happens when we allow lawyers to plea-bargain gang members back into society, and that we should instead think of a different message to those that break the law. Maybe we should think along the lines of a tobacco tax, where we tax the users of tobacco for health care problems, and just tax the lawyers for the money to deal with the gang activities. – Barry Levy Hawthorne Where are the trees? Re “A million? Not quite” (Oct. 1): Thank you, Daily News, for pointing these stories out. Here is another case of questionable promises gone wrong. Ideas just are not being thought out. Yes, it is a nice idea to plant more trees, but what is the way the project is going to be paid for and who is going to do the work? I think it is better to have fewer projects and put more thought into them. At the end of the day, the results are what is important. We want results. – Hal Alvord Panorama City Grumpy old guy Re: “Funny …” (LA.COM, Oct. 4): George Carlin has become the angry, cynical, grumpy old guy he would’ve joked about in his act 30 years ago. – R.J. Johnson North Hollywood Next exciting episode Re “A million? Not quite” (Oct. 1): And as the sun sets on sleepy little Pueblo de Los Angeles, we see Laura Chick counting the empty tree holes, wondering where all the dinero went to fill them. But, wait! That figure coming from the shadows. Is it? Could it be? Yes! … It’s Mayor Man, who, disguised as a mild-mannered attorney who passed the bar, is emerging to challenge Antonio Villaraigosa for the leadership of this fair city. Tune in tomorrow for the next exciting episode of “Where are the trees?” – George H. Heise Northridge Nice guys’ brass ring Re “Newhall Coffee picked for Subway breakfast launch” (Oct. 3): I was very happy this morning to see the article about Newhall Coffee Co. getting the contract for Subway restaurants’ new breakfast menu. Last year, Newhall Coffee Co. donated over 100,000 packages of their Patriotic Blend of coffee to Operation Gratitude to send to our troops overseas. They didn’t get a lot of publicity for it – good deeds often don’t. It was so nice to see something good happening to Newhall Coffee. Sometimes “nice guys” do win the brass ring. – Marsha Roseman Van Nuys ‘The War’ Just finished watching Ken Burns’ massive new documentary, “The War,” about World War II as experienced by four American communities. Watching this documentary brought something home to me: Whatever we are doing in Iraq, it is not a war – not in the sense that the battle against the Axis was. In scope, in sense of urgency, in level of sacrifice and in level of national involvement, there is no comparison. Where are the national mobilization, the draft, the sales of war bonds, the rationing, the Gold Star mothers, the endless rows of flag-draped coffins, the sense of threat and of commitment? The documentary made in 50 years about Bush’s Folly (assuming it is over by then) will have a very different tone. – Morris Schorr Woodland Hills160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! Northridge Cost reductions Re “Board OKs DWP rate hike” (Oct. 3): Outrageous, absolutely outrageous, that the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power board approved new rate hikes. Increasing rates is simply an easy fix for the department’s poor management and wanton fiscal irresponsibility. What is needed is a program of cost-cutting measures. Start by freezing the bloated employee wage structure until it meets parity with the private sector. Then recover the millions of dollars of ratepayer funds siphoned off to the city general fund. At the same time, the entire department should be audited at every level to uncover waste and mismanagement of funds. I challenge the City Council to protect the ratepayers by blocking the rate increases and demanding cost reductions in their place. – Bill Hamburg
Even with Soliman’s deadly shooting, REV led 22-18 after one quarter. The Wildcats pushed that lead to 42-32 by halftime, then the teams pretty much traded baskets after that. There was a little excitement late in the second quarter after REV assistant coach Ben Myers was hit with a technical foul after getting off the bench. Scott and Berich got into a verbal exchange after that, much to the delight of the large crowd. It didn’t matter in the end as REV’s skilled charges took Redlands to task in an impressive display of running, shooting and defending. “They’re a talented team,” Scott said. “I think they have five Division I athletes, football and basketball combined.” Besides Dowdy and Evbuomwan’s 18 points apiece, Robert Ellis had 16 points and Darnell Ferguson 10. Evbuomwan had nine rebounds and Ferguson eight. Quintin Carthell backed Soliman with 10 points for Redlands. Berich, seeking his program’s first CBL title, is enthused about where his team is at right now. “We feel like we’re the best team in the CBL,” Berich said. “But we still have to go out there and beat the Millers and the Ikes and Redlands.” Photo Gallery: http://lang.dailynews.com/socal/gallery2/includes/opener2.jsPrep Basketball 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! “It felt good,” said REV guard Brandon Dowdy, who co-led the Wildcats (along with center Lance Evbuomwan) with 18 points. “We knew that if we played the way we’re capable and played some defense that we’d come out on top.” The victory was important for REV (16-4 overall, 6-0 conference), giving it a two-game lead in the Citrus Belt League. Redlands fell to 12-6, 4-2. AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The Wildcats also exorcised a demon. Redlands defeated REV twice last season, scuttling the Wildcats’ title hopes. The Terriers had defeated REV in seven of eight previous meetings. “We just had too many turnovers,” Redlands coach Scott said. “And that led to 16 to 20 points for REV. That’s just too many.” Redlands had 29 turnovers to 22 for REV. Senior guard Soliman kept Redlands in the game as long as he could, scoring 14 first-quarter points, including four three-pointers. But Soliman couldn’t stay white-hot all game long. “I think the legs became a factor,” REV coach Berich said. “(Soliman’s) a good shooter, though. He made us play man-to-man more than we wanted to because we needed to get a man out there to guard him.” REDLANDS – Tuesday night’s game had 31 points by Mike Soliman, a technical foul and a little trash-talking between coaches Bill Berich and Brad Scott. But most of all it had ever-present Redlands East Valley athleticism, shining brightly in a 70-61 victory. The REV triumph came before 1,150 and at the expense of crosstown rival Redlands.