Kristee Porter Named McNeese Head Volleyball Coach

first_imgThe Cowgirls return 12 letterwinners including five starters from the 2019 season. Porter, who was named head coach on December 30, 2019 becomes the 12th coach in program history. An All-American at UCLA and NCAA Player of the Year, Director of Volleyball Operations on the national level, Porter comes to McNeese after head coaching stints at Navarro College and Henderson State, as well as an assistant coach at the University of Colorado. “I’m humbled and excited at the same time,” said Porter. “I look forward to leading this team and program and I can’t wait to recruit young ladies to this university and this beautiful facility.” Coutresy of McNeese AthleticsLAKE CHARLES, La. – McNeese head volleyball coach Kristee Porter was formally introduced during a press conference held in the H&HP Complex on Wednesday afternoon. Porter and the Cowgirls met as a team for the first time on Monday and are currently going through spring workouts. “I want all of the players that come through the program to leave with a full understanding of everything they are capable of and with the confidence to accomplish whatever goal they set their minds on.”last_img read more

Joshua set to face Pulev on June 20 as Hearn hints at Tottenham showdown

first_imgHearn – who reportedly could have held the bout at the Emirates too but will make an official announcement on this fight next week – told talkSPORT: “Fury vs Joshua should take place in the capital. Unfortunately, there are also offers four four or five times more money what we can get here.”I’ll get loads of stick for taking the fight out of this country but I don’t make the decisions.”But as a sportsman… you should do it in the UK.”Joshua’s next fight will be in London. He could make more elsewhere but he wants London, it’s where he’d love to fight.”June 20 will be the date for Pulev. It’s the Joshua homecoming to London.”Hearn also spoke of how he had the chance to sign Fury to his Matchroom stable but passed on the chance because the Gypsy King was “30 stone” at the time.He said: “Two years ago I saw him in Monaco and I looked at him and thought, ‘You are never coming back’.boxing newsExclusiveCome on Ty-sonAJ rules out Tyson bout… as he fears fans would BOO if he beat Iron MikeDILL’S BEEN MADEFury expects WBC to allow him AJ fight before mandatory defence vs WhyteFURYIOUS POWERFury tipped to beat Anthony Joshua inside six rounds by ex-opponent RoganNEELEY THERETyson offered £900,000 for Peter McNeeley rematch ahead of comebackWHAT A TYM TO BE ALIVEMike Tyson vs Fury could be pro fight for world title says WBC chiefExclusiveTY’S BELTINGAnthony Joshua says Tyson Fury is on ‘hit list’ and is determined to fight him”What he’s done is incredible. He’s switched the support too. He wasn’t well liked, said some things, now people support him, he’s done a great job.”I wanted him to come back but some of the opponents he wanted to face, I would have got so much stick for.”It was a case of looking at him and thinking he ain’t going to come back. He’s an inspiration to all us larger men.”Tyson Fury bizarrely claims he has ‘been doing a lot of p**** licking’ to strengthen jaw in training ANTHONY JOSHUA is all set to return to action against Kubrat Pulev on June 20 at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Eddie Hearn has confirmed.All eyes will be on Tyson Fury’s rematch against WBC world champ Deontay Wilder in Las Vegas next weekend.1 Hearn has let slip that Joshua’s fight against Pulev is set for June 20 at Spurs’ stadiumBut then attention will turn to AJ and who the WBA, WBO and IBF king will take on – and where.Joshua gained revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr in Saudi Arabia last December, avenging his earth-shattering defeat in New York six months before.And while Hearn said a blockbuster showdown against Fury should take place in London but could be held abroad, he was adamant that Joshua’s next bout will be in the capital.He also suggested that it will be held at Spurs’ ground after being impressed with it on a recent visit.Busy times in the Heavyweight division beyond just next week’s mega-fight in Vegas. Talks with Eddie Hearn on the Anthony Joshua vs. Kubrat Pulev match are going along well. Should have an announcement coming shortly …— Bob Arum (@BobArum) February 13, 2020last_img read more

Chelsea vs Liverpool one of FOUR FA Cup games to be shown live on the BBC

first_imgCHELSEA’s eagerly-anticipated clash with Liverpool is one of FOUR FA Cup fifth round games to be shown live on the BBC next week.A host of top football will be heading to free-to-air TV next week as England’s premier cup competition returns.1 Chelsea vs Liverpool is one of four FA Cup games to be shown live on the BBC next weekCredit: Rex FeaturesChelsea vs Liverpool headlines Tuesday’s games, along with West Brom vs Newcastle – both shown live on the BBC.The next evening, Tottenham play Norwich and Sheffield Wednesday host Man City – with the BBC once again showing both games.Coverage of all four matches will start at 7.30pm – with BBC One hosting one game and the other being streamed live on iPlayer and the BBC Sport website.In a bumper schedule of FA Cup action, the broadcasters will also show two classic games.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesChelsea’s 4-2 win over Liverpool in the fourth round of the FA Cup in 1997 will be shown immediately before the live game.And on Wednesday, they’ll replay Man City’s 2-1 win over their Sheffield opponents from the third round of the 2007 FA Cup.On top of that, the BBC will be showing a two-part “FA Cup fifth round rewind” – as well as all the highlights from all the games from 10pm both evenings.The quarter-final draw will then be broadcast after Wednesday’s games.And fortunately for the teams there will be no pesky replays at this stage.FA Cup fifth round – TV gamesMonday March 2Portsmouth vs Arsenal – BT SportTuesday March 3Chelsea vs Liverpool – BBC OneWest Brom vs Newcastle – iPlayerWednesday March 4Sheffield Wednesday vs Man City – BBC OneTottenham vs Norwich – iPlayerThursday March 5Derby vs Man Utd – BT SportMOST 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 himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsNow, all eight ties will be decided on the night, with extra-time and penalties scheduled should the sides finish level after the 90 minutes.Meanwhile, there are two games being shown on BT Sport, with Arsenal playing Portsmouth – the lowest-ranked team left in the competition – on Monday night.BT Sport will also show Wayne Rooney take on his old club as Derby host Manchester United on Thursday evening.FA Cup 5th round draw: Man United face Southampton/Spurs while Chelsea at home to Shrewsbury/Liverpoollast_img read more

Roosters edge Bulldogs in a thriller

first_imgIt took nine rounds for the Tricolours to register two wins in 2016, but last year’s strugglers have already equalled that mark a fortnight into the new season. The halves pairing of Luke Keary and Mitchell Pearce picked up from where they left off on the Gold Coast with the duo playing a part in almost all of their side’s five tries. There were plenty of positive signs for the Bulldogs who started and finished the game on fire despite being ravaged by injuries throughout the contest.  The Roosters suffered a setback of their own just before kick off with big man Kane Evans a late scratching after picking up a lower-leg injury in the warm-up.  After being blown off the park against the Storm in the opening exchanges last week, the Bulldogs flew out of the gates on Thursday with Kerrod Holland diving over out wide inside three minutes to give his side an early lead.  However, the winger was forced from the field moments later with a shoulder injury that forced a major reshuffle in the Bulldogs backline, sending Josh Morris to right centre and Brenko Lee to the wing. It took just 60 seconds for Morris to make an immediate impact in his new role with the speedster punishing a Shaun Kenny-Dowall midfield error to touch down in the corner.Momentum was with the Bulldogs at that stage, but it swung on its head in the 13th minute when Roosters skipper Jake Friend nailed a 40/20 out of dummy-half to finally put his side on the attack.That was all the invitation they needed as Keary attracted three defenders with his pace before be popped a pass to Boyd Cordner who fell over the line to make it a two-point game. With the crowd urging them on, the Roosters took the ascendency. Mitchell Pearce got them on the front foot with a glorious ball that put Blake Ferguson into space, and from the ensuing play Daniel Tupou latched onto a deft grubber from Latrell Mitchell to give his side the lead. They would have moved further in front but missed two half-chances when Keary fumbled a loose ball when he should have toed it forward, before Mitchell put down a sharp opportunity to intercept a Moses Mbye pass with open pastures in front of him.It was a case of third time lucky for the Roosters when Tupou flew through the air to reel in a pinpoint Keary kick to extend the lead, before Michael Gordon knocked over a penalty goal to make it 16-8 at the break.  The change of ends did little to halt their momentum and the home side extended their lead when Kenny-Dowall leapt highest to claim Pearce’s cross-field kick, before the Kiwis winger offloaded back inside for Ferguson to score. Things were getting ugly for the Bulldogs until veteran winger Brett Morris powered his way over to finish off some lightning quick hands down the left edge to cut the gap to 10 points to give them a sniff with half an hour left to play.That sniff turned into a powerful aroma when Adam Elliott charged onto a flat pass from James Graham to score virtually untouched to set up a grandstand finish. The Roosters should have iced the game with 10 minutes to play when Keary chipped over Moses Mbye who was isolated on the wing, but Kenny Dowall couldn’t ground the Steeden.  Their fans needn’t have worried as the ever-reliable Mitchell Aubusson charged through a hole courtesy of a Keary short ball and showed enough pace to plant the ball next to the corner post to seal the nervy win, although there were some sweaty palms in the stands when Josh Morris punished a Keary error to race in for his second late in the contest to get the Dogs within four.  The Roosters will be sweating on the fitness of Blake Ferguson who succumbed to a chest injury that had been troubling him for most of the game.  The Bulldogs have their own concerns with back-rower Greg Eastwood forced off with a leg injury while Will Hopoate left the field late in the game following a sickening head clash with Zane Tetevano.  Roosters 28 (Daniel Tupou 2, Boyd Cordner, Blake Ferguson, Mitchell Aubusson tries; Michael Gordon 4 goals) def. Bulldogs 24 (Josh Morris 2, Kerrod Holland, Brett Morris, Adam Elliott tries; Moses Mbye 2 goals) at Allianz Stadium. Half-time: 16-8. Crowd: 13,505.last_img read more

2020 starts on the slope for Madrid: Getafe is waiting for you

first_imgBordalás intends to play little today. Nyom will play for the sanctioned Olivera and the team will rise on the 4-4-2 classic. However, Jason’s gastroenteritis and Kenedy’s physical condition have complicated eleven. Both are doubt. Portillo and Antunes they are in the bedroom. Jason He is the team’s top assistant and a crucial piece in the ball game, a pillar of the team’s successes. his absence would condition the eleven a lot.Madrid offers even more unknowns. Casemiro returns, it is certain that Valverde will remain and that almost invites a center of the field of four, with Isco and Modric for a place. James, which has been training normally for two weeks, did not even enter the list. It takes two and a half months without playing a minute. Above, Benzema needs a partner and, at the moment, is not stable: the thing is between Vinicius (the best of the last days), Rodrygo and Bale, who has played 13 games and has only scored in one. He no longer justifies his express effectiveness to make many goals in a short time.The Getafethat lLena the Coliseum, comes sixth. He was fifth last year (he stayed two points behind the Champions League) and eighth the previous one with a picturesque recipe: It is the team with the least possession, the one that passes the least passes on average, the one that dribbles the least, the second one that plays the longest and the second one that knocks the least at the door There is no one more comfortable without the ball or more lethal in the strategy: 12 goals to the ball, 46% of the total. “They say we are blocking the matches, but we are the bravest team in the championship,” says Bordalás, who drinks at the sources of Jürgen Klopp. “Modern football does not need long possessions. You can create occasions with three or four touches. All styles are worth to win and all are colorful,” he concludes. The plan hasn’t given him yet to Bordalás for beat a big, but feels close to doing so. Leftmost Third, prematurely removed by injuries, movie buff, Cruyff fan, one point quarrelsome (he is known as a row with Vicente Berza, Quique Pina, Joseba Arrasate …), placed in eleven clubs, rookie in First with 52 years, worshiped in Getafe and recognized in the rest of Spain. José Bordalás has made Getafe an author team, a successful flag of the other football, an art of play without the ball, a toothache for rivals of all conditions (follow the match live on For his consultation happens today Madrid, with three draws, two of them without a goal, which tarnish their general well-being, and without Sergio BouquetsNo player in LaLiga that rretrieve more balls that the captain of Madrid, which gives an idea of ​​the importance of his absence. Zidane has not taken a minute in the competition despite that vocation to shake the template to keep it always fresh. Today Militao will relieve him with Varane as a couple. They clicked in Paris (3-0) and resulted in Witches (1-3). Zidane goes slowly with the Brazilian, who took a month to debut and has barely played eight games. Too little for the most expensive defender in club history. With only 21 years he was chosen for five months best defender of the Portuguese League and played the last two friendlies with Brazil. He even had 13 minutes in the Copa América final. Such decorations are not enough to raise the holder in Madrid.Today passes a demanding exam. Bordalás has squeezed like no one before at his four points, all with more than 30 years and irregular careers in tow. Mata and Molina they form the first option, Enric Gallego It is marginal (not playing since October, although the club paid Huesca the six million of its clause last summer) and Angel has become the point of the League. 13 years ago he went through Castilla and then toured Spain until two years ago he scored 21 goals in Zaragoza in his last year of contract. Ángel Torres went ahead of Osasuna and signed him. This season he has 12 goals, eight of them in the League, six coming off the bench. His figure explains, in a way, that Getafe has put almost half of the goals in the last half hour of his matches. “My career has gone from less to more“, acknowledges the canary. Last season he was tempted to leave to go from revulsive to indisputable elsewhere, but the swollen Azulona shouted for him to continue and convinced him:” Something like this had never happened to me. “last_img read more

The Bundesliga wants to cut wages and Heldt responds: “Fucking populists”

first_imgDespite the hope shown by Seifert, full suspension of the championship remains an option. “I cannot give a reliable answer at the moment,” he admitted. “If a match with 100 people takes place, it will be up to the medical staff to decide whether it is feasible or not.. If not, it will be difficult to carry out the matches. We have to be realistic, “he concluded, hinting at the same time that UEFA did not go to the European leagues to ask for compensation (English media spoke of a fund of 300 million euros) to cover the economic effects for the continental federation for not being able to celebrate the European Championship this year. “The subject was not touched. Yes, the postponement of the European Championship also helps UEFA to finish the Champions League. If they had had to postpone both competitions, the economic consequences would be even more considerable, “said the head of the Bundesliga.Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder was the first to urge Bundesliga footballers to donate part of their salary to help those clubs and employees (around 56,000 in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga2) who fear for their existence as a result of the suspension of matches. Of course, Söder did not take long to obtain a very sharp response to and, at the same time, controversy from Horst Heldt, manager of the Cologne: “It would be reasonable to measure this type of populist bullshit expressions”, the former German player exploded. “We should focus on what is truly important to people. I find it embarrassing to discuss and question this kind of thing in public. It’s disgusting and not right, “he said, despite the fact that many clubs have already entered into talks with their players to debate salary cuts and that Christian Seifert himself, president of the league league DFL, supports the cause.In other leagues it is already a fact. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, NBA champions, donated a million dollars to employees of the Chase Center pavilion in the absence of income from the suspension of the championship. At the moment, the Bundesliga has not taken that step and most of the teams in the highest German competition chose not to make any statement about it. In a survey conducted by the Teutonic newspaper Bild, only Manuel Neuer responded. “Professional players, like everyone else, are turning our heads to take the situation in the best possible way,” explained the Bayern captain.The Mannschaft donates 2.5 million eurosThe first German athletes to take the step to curb the economic consequences of the coronavirus crisis have been the players of the Teutonic team. As explained by the German soccer federation DFB on its Instagram account, the staff will donate a total of 2.5 million euros to alleviate the effects of the crisis that is causing the coronavirus. To do this, the four-time world champion created the donation website Wir Helfen (“We help”) and invited everyone to join the cause that is a relief for all those who are most affected by the situation.“Soccer has stopped and health is above all,” explained Leon Goretzka, international of Bayern, in the video broadcast by the social network. “Therefore, I want to urge you in solidarity to put your grain of sand and set an example. We, as the national team that we are, have taken the first step and donated 2.5 million to the cause. We hope that many of you will follow us, “he concluded. His partner Joshua Kimmich added: “I think we should be aware of our responsibility and show solidarity”, sentenced. Bundesliga clubs have already started to negotiate with their players so that they will dispense with part of their salary as a consequence of the coronavirus crisis. This was explained by Christian Seifert, president of the German league federation DFL, in statements collected on the website of the German newspaper Bild. When asked by those clubs that, now more than ever, are fearing for their existence Due to the possible suspension of the Bundesliga and the consequent lack of income, the boss of the highest German competition explained: “Markus Söder (president of the Bavarian regional government) proposed it and many people think the same. I know from the clubs that have been talking to their players for a long time and they may even have already reached an agreement. It is normal, we are talking about an understandable requirement. Many now have to do their bit. “Bavarian Prime Minister Markus Söder was the first to urge Bundesliga footballers to donate part of their salary to help those clubs and employees (around 56,000 in the Bundesliga and Bundesliga2) who fear for their existence as a result of the suspension of matches. Of course, Söder did not take long to obtain a very clear answer to and, at the same time, controversial on the part of Horst Heldt, Cologne manager: “It would be reasonable to measure this type of bullshit populist expressions”, the former German player exploded. “We should focus on what is truly important to people. I find it embarrassing to discuss and question this kind of thing in public. It’s disgusting and it’s not right“He noted, despite the fact that many clubs have already entered into talks with their players to debate salary cuts and that Christian Seifert himself, president of the league league DFL, supports the cause.In other leagues it is already a fact. Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors, NBA champions, donated a million dollars to the employees of the Chase Center pavilion in the absence of income from the suspension of the championship. At the moment, the Bundesliga has not taken that step and most of the teams in the highest German competition chose not to make any statement about it. In a survey conducted by the Teutonic newspaper Bild, only Manuel Neuer responded. “Professional players, like everyone else, are turning our heads to take the situation in the best possible way“Explained the Bayern captain.Competition, in a sea of ​​doubtsAs for the Bundesliga, which now has an extra time in the months of May and June to finish the season thanks to the postponement of the Euro Cup by 2021, Seifert was blunt: “We are very far from thinking about a possible resumption of the Bundesliga. Of course, we have a little more certainty in terms of planning. In theory we can make plans until June. We have gained leeway“He clarified. For this, the officials of the Bundesliga are considering the option of design a schedule as tight as possible, with days every three or even two days. “It is still too early,” says Seifert. “The situation allows us to count on the month of June and perhaps also on July for our plans. It all depends on when we can start. Fighting the virus takes priority. But it is very likely that we will have an unusual rhythm of matches, “he added.last_img read more

The threat of recession squared by Espanyol

first_imgRestless about the positive cases of COVID-19 within the workforce, Espanyol has several open fronts in the offices. The first one goes through a eventual decline, which would drastically reduce revenue for the upcoming season. The second, for a also cut the expected inflow of money in case LaLiga does not resume. And to top it off, even if it only affects tangentially, Rastar Group shares plummet.If finally the remaining 11 days of this season are not disputed, more than a quarter of the competition, it is calculated in Espanyol that 25 to 30 percent of expected revenue could be lost. Given that the club had budgeted to receive 64.27 million for television rights and 14.77 in the section of advertising, tickets, subscriptions and commercial, they would stop entering around 20 million in that assumption. A greater detail just in the season in which Espanyol has made the biggest waste in its history in transfers, with an investment of 59 million euros (although in summer, the income of 40.5 was assured), and in which it has also assumed a record cost in the workforce, with 80 million destined to wages.20 percent less so far in 2020To all this is added glancing Rastar Group’s crash on the Shenzhen Stock Exchange, China, the business conglomerate that owns the club’s property. The value of the shares has fallen by 20 percent so far only in 2020, with a single ephemeral promotion on January 7, after the goal of Wu Lei at Espanyol-Barcelona.And the collapse cannot be attributed to the economic effects of the Covid-19 since the parquet in that period does not register losses. In fact, In the last 365 days, while Rastar’s price has dropped a sharp 35.34 percent, Shenzhen has even risen, specifically a timid 0.79 percent.And to top it off, At the close of the session last Wednesday, Rastar shares were trading at 4.03 yuan renminbi, which is their lowest value since they fell to 3.83 on February 22, 2019.. Something that the club should not accuse in the short term, but the pocket of its president, Chen Yansheng, who, after all, as it is said in popular slang, is the one who pays for the party.last_img read more

Klopp insists on Diego Carlos to reinforce Liverpool

first_imgJurgën Klopp wants Diego Carlos to partner with Van Dijk in Liverpool’s defense. That ensures the British newspaper The Express, which adds that the German coach is squeezing his team to manage the signing of the Sevilla defender as soon as possible. It is clear that now is not the time, because the Covid-19 has everything stopped, but in a few weeks the unlocking can begin for the reds to try to take the Brazilian defender, one of LaLiga’s revelations.Diego Carlos is well tied by the Nervión club, with a termination clause of 70 million euros. A significant but achievable figure for a club like Liverpool, which paid even more money, about 80 million to Southampton for Van Dijk more than two years ago for many to get their hands on their heads … and such an investment is now himself absolutely justified. Not surprisingly, the Dutch center-back was second recently, after Messi, in the Ballon d’Or vote. LaLiga Santander Diego Carlos is calm. In an interview with Muchodeporte a few days ago, also asked about the interest of other teams such as Atlético, Barra Bonita’s evidenced that he is comfortable in Sevilla, where he has only been a few months since Monchi signed him from Nantes in summer of last year in exchange for 15 million euros. “Sevilla are great and if I go I would only be to a much bigger one,” he said.It is clear that Liverpool, the current champion of Europe and likely champion of the Premier (if not suspended), belongs to the noblest category of European football. But also that it does not reach the level of others such as Real Madrid, Barcelona, ​​Juventus or Bayern … and perhaps it is what the Brazilian is waiting for.center_img * Data updated as of April 7, 2020last_img read more