first_imgFRISCO, Texas – UIW’s Keeley Ayala, Payton Adams and Cailey Croson are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. Ayala earned Offensive Player of the Week, and teammates Adams and Croson picked up Defensive Player of the Week and Goalkeeper of the Week honors, respectively. Offensive Player of the Week: Keeley Ayala, UIW – So. – Forward – Wichita Falls, TexasAyala’s brace against Prairie View A&M fueled a 3-0 win over the Panthers, the first for UIW this fall. She got the Cardinals on the board in the 66th minute with a header that tipped just over a Panther defender and the goalkeeper. Ayala scored the final goal in the 89th minute on an assist from Brooke Hanson. Honorable Mention: Alana Mangan, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Jamie Raines, Southeastern Louisiana. Defensive Player of the Week: Payton Adams, UIW – Fr. – Defender – Frisco, TexasIn just her second start in a UIW uniform, Adams anchored a back line that limited Prairie View to just two shots in the match and one shot on goal. Against North Texas, she was even able to turn her efforts to the attacking half with a pair of shots on goal. Adams clocked all 180 minutes in the Cardinals’ two matches. The sophomore from Wichita Falls, Texas, tallied seven shots in two matches, including four on frame. Ayala’s production was contagious to the entire UIW attack as the Cardinals racked up 25 shots over the weekend. Goalkeeper of the Week: Cailey Croson, UIW – Jr. – Goalkeeper – Fulshear, TexasCroson registered the first clean sheet of her UIW career in Friday’s 3-0 win over Prairie View A&M, stopping the Panthers’ only attempt on goal and improving her record to 1-1. On Sunday, she turned in a career-high 10 saves against North Texas. Honorable Mention: Kayla Bomben, Northwestern State; Nadine Maher, Southeastern Louisiana. The Cardinals (1-4) secured their first win of the season with a 3-0 blanking of Prairie View A&M Friday evening before falling to perennial power North Texas on Sunday afternoon. UIW heads to the West Coast to take on Cal Baptist at 3 p.m. Friday and CSU-Bakersfield at noon Sunday. Honorable Mention: Abby Deakin, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Courtney Pawlik, Sam Houston State. 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.last_img read more

first_imgWESTERN BUREAU:Cornwall College’s ace striker Jourdaine Fletcher said at the start of the 2016 ISSA-FLOW schoolboy football season that he would be happy scoring 30 goals for his team, but after slamming a brilliant hat-trick in their 3-0 victory over Denham Town in Friday’s FLOW Super Cup opening round, he says he feels like he could, in fact, hit the 40-goal mark instead.”I am feeling good to be in this type of form. I am hoping it carries through as, with my scoring, I can help the team win games. Really, I am looking at maybe 40 goals this year,” he said.Fletcher and Cornwall College could not be denied the win against Denham Town, as they remain undefeated now in 15 games, including Friday’s FLOW Cup bow, where he struck in the 16th, 37th and 60th minutes, respectively, to take his season tally to 23 goals in the daCosta and FLOW Cups, respectively.Fletcher and strike partner Peter-Lee Vassell have struck up an ominous partnership upfront over three seasons, and are on the boil again this year, with the two providing for each other to lead Cornwall to their impressive record so far.Against Denham Town, Vassell himself came close to scoring when his effort hit the upright in the 54th minute after he was played through by Fletcher.GOOD PARTNERSHIPThe partnership almost struck goal four minutes later when Vassell turned provider fed Fletcher but he sent it over under pressure from three defenders.The win takes Cornwall into the quarter-finals of the lucrative knockout for the $1 million first prize among other awards.As head coach Dean Weatherly puts it, his Cornwall College side is starting to believe.”It’s one step at a time for us, but you can see the team slowly starting to believe. We are looking better in each game and that is a good sign for any coach,” Weatherly said.last_img read more

first_imgyouths in the mining town of Linden, more specifically those who recently completed the Caribbean Examinations Council (CXC) examinations are soon expected to benefit from a work readiness training programme, organised through the Region 10 (Upper Demerara/Berbice) Democratic Council (RDC).Regional Chairman Renis Morian on Friday related that youths should take advantage of the opportunity. He is inviting youths between the ages of 17 and 18 years old to take their applications to the RDC office in Linden.“We’re looking to have the first batch of young people assigned to the various work areas in Region 10,” he stated.According to Morian, the youths will be trained in numerous areas, including education and health, and will receive firsthand training following attachment to various agencies.“We’re trying to place them within their communities so as to avoid transportation costs,” the Regional Chairman stated.The first batch of successful applicants, according to Morian, will commence training by month-end. There is reportedly a high level of unemployment in the Region, and as such, it is hoped that the programme will assist out-of-school youths in this regard.last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000The Moi Sports Centre Kasarani playing surface as taken on May 9, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULUNAIROBI, Kenya, May 9- While the Moi International Sports Centre Kasarani is 90 percent ready for Sunday’s international friendly between record Kenyan Premier League champions Gor Mahia and English championship side Hull City on Sunday, there are doubts whether the Nyayo Stadium will beat the June 1 deadline set by the Sports Ministry.Contractors at the Kasarani Stadium were busy on Wednesday morning doing the final patch-up on the pitch, working on the dressing rooms and media area with the playing surface now almost ready. The playing area has been sealed off as the Kikuyu Grass planted by the specialists takes root and is smothered ahead of Sunday’s tie.The aerial view of the Moi Sports Centre Kasarani as taken on May 9, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“There is still a small section that we have not finished but most of it is done. We took a bit of grass from Utalii and it is what we used to set base for what we had planted on our own. We changed the entire foundation and the drainage system so everything is okay with the pitch. We should be okay for Sunday,” one of the contractors from Gregori International who have been working on the pitch said.However, there is a small concern on overuse and the contractors who have had to work with a crush program hope it will be managed properly.Sports Principal Secretary Ambassador Peter Kaberia made an impromptu visit in the stadium on Wednesday afternoon and he says he is impressed with the work that has been put in.Sports PS Peter Kaberia inspects the Kasarani Stadium playing surface on May 9, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“I am very happy that the pitch is taking shape and the guys here have done a good job. We were doing a sequential job; we started with Kasarani which it will be tested this week, then we continue with conclusion of the works,” Kaberia told Capital Sport.-Kinoru Stadium-“From here we will go to Meru which will be tested on Madaraka day with the national celebrations and after that we will also have a match there. We will then go to Nyayo after that and then we complete the job,” Kaberia added.Nyayo is undergoing more work with the VIP dias and dressing rooms being done afresh and it is highly unlikely that it will be complete by June 1.Sports PS Peter Kaberia (right) chats with representatives from Hull City at the Kasarani Stadium on May 9, 2018. Photo/TIMOTHY OLOBULU“We will strive to ensure that at least by the end of June, we have these three finally ready to host games. The Machakos stadium has been overstretched and for the sake of our sports people, we have to get these facilities ready,” Kaberia noted further.Meanwhile, Kaberia noted that it will take more time for the completion of the Kipchoge Keino Stadium which has more pending work.0Shares0000(Visited 7 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_img0Shares0000Welsh wizard: Daniel James has scored three goals in his first four Manchester United appearances © AFP / Glyn KIRKSOUTHAMPTON, United Kingdom, Aug 31 – Manchester United manager Ole Gunnar Solskjaer admitted his side are lacking a clinical touch in front of goal after they were held 1-1 by 10-man Southampton at St. Mary’s on Saturday.United have now dropped points for the third time in the first four Premier League games of the campaign and have won just one of their last 10 matches stretching back to the end of last season. Daniel James’s fine start to his United career continued with his third goal in four games to give the visitors an early lead.But despite spending £130 million ($158 million) on improving their defence with the signings of Harry Maguire and Aaron Wan-Bissaka, United are still susceptible at the back and Jannik Vestergaard powered home Southampton’s equaliser after half-time.The hosts then had Kevin Danso sent-off for a second bookable offence, but United could not make the extra man count despite relentless late pressure.“We started off well, got the game exactly where we wanted and that’s when you need to finish the game off and score the second and the third,” said Solskjaer.“There are so many spaces on the pitch because they have to press and we weren’t clinical enough, we create loads of chances and the last bit is missing.”Solskjaer insisted on Friday he is happy to rely on Marcus Rashford and Anthony Martial to carry the goalscoring burden this season with no replacement signed for the departed Romelu Lukaku or Alexis Sanchez, who have both joined Inter Milan.With Martial sidelined by a thigh injury, there was even more responsibility on Rashford’s shoulders, but it was James who impressed most to again show signs his £15 million move from Swansea will be a bargain.The Welsh winger was allowed too much room by the Saints defence to cut inside onto his favoured right foot and rifled a shot into the top corner.However, Solskjaer’s men failed to build on that advantage, with Rashford guilty of two missed chances before Southampton levelled just before the hour mark.Towering leap: Danish defender Jannik Vestergaard celebrates Southampton’s equaliser against Manchester United © AFP / Glyn KIRKJust like for the opening goal in last weekend’s shock 2-1 home defeat to Crystal Palace, Victor Lindelof was too easily beaten in the air as Vestergaard powered home his first goal for Southampton from Danso’s cross.Danso almost undid his good work, 17 minutes from time recklessly diving in on Scott McTominay to earn a second yellow card and give United the upper hand in the closing stages.The lack of striking options available to Solskjaer saw him turn to 17-year-old Mason Greenwood in the search for a winner and he nearly provided it for his first Premier League goal as Angus Gunn made a flying save to his right.But Southampton held out to leave United with just five points from their opening four games to sap the optimism from a convincing 4-0 win over Chelsea on the opening weekend of the season.“The strange thing about it is the three other games that we haven’t won were better than the Chelsea one,” added Solskjaer.“The Chelsea one is the game that they pressed us, pushed us back and we counter-attacked. The other three we’ve been dominating, creating chances and just haven’t been clinical in front of goal to win the games.“We missed penalties, missed chances and should have won today as well. It’s not a dip in form, (but) it’s a dip in results definitely.”0Shares0000(Visited 27 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

first_imgAston Villa caretaker manager Eric Black has conceded things must change at the club if they are to win back the fans following the dismal 4-0 defeat to Chelsea at Villa Park.Ruben Loftus-Cheek, Alexandre Pato and a Pedro double sealed the win for the Blues before Alan Hutton saw red late on for Villa.Hutton received a sarcastic standing ovation for his early exit while there was a protest against owner Randy Lerner and Brad Guzan and Leandro Bacuna were both on the end of some heavy criticism from the stands, but Black said he understands why the fans feel disconnected to the club.“It’s a difficult time for the club,” said Black, after his first game since Remi Garde was sacked last week.“The club is in massive changeover and has to start with little steps to going in the right direction. There is a lot that needs to be resolved at the club.“People speak about the disconnection with the fans and I can understand that. The players have to find something within them to win the fans around.“It’s not the fans’ responsibility; something has to happen within the club to win them back. There are reasons that we are bottom of the league and until they are resolved it will be hard to turn this around.”last_img read more

first_img AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita Nine dog owners got their dogs back after they were given citations for violating the leash law and for other offenses such as not having vaccinations or license for their pets. The other nine were taken to an animal shelter, and their owners will be given citations if they come to retrieve them. Animal control officials began conducting large-scale hunts for roaming dogs after 23 dog attacks were reported in the first seven months of 2005, up from only six in all of 2004. Of the 23 attacks, all but one involved pit bulls or pit-bull mixes. In June, at Supervisor Michael D. Antonovich’s urging, four new animal-control field officers were hired to join the six on duty in the Antelope Valley. A fifth was assigned to the Lancaster shelter to answer calls from citizens. Sanchez said the sweeps will continue in the future. Charles F. Bostwick, (661) 267-5742 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! LANCASTER – Eighteen dogs were captured Thursday in a crackdown on dog owners in Lancaster and Lake Los Angeles who let their dogs roam uncontrolled. Los Angeles County Animal Care and Control officers were brought in from outside the Antelope Valley to reinforce local officers in a sweep targeting neighborhoods where people have complained about roaming or vicious dogs, officials said. “We want to target the areas where we received an increased number of telephone calls on animals roaming at large,” department spokeswoman Brenda Sanchez said. “This also will send out a message to pet owners that they need to follow the law and contain their animals, and that the officers will be out in the field to enforce the law.” Of the 18 dogs captured, only one was labeled vicious – a large standard poodle, Sanchez said. The other dogs included terriers, a Maltese, spaniels, a Labrador retriever and just one pit bull, which is the variety of dog that draws the most complaints. last_img read more

first_img BEST OF tense Green reveals how he confronted Sarri after Chelsea’s 6-0 defeat at Man City gameday cracker Laurent Koscielny has returned to first team training to give Arsenal boss Unai Emery a welcome boost.The Spaniard is currently preparing his side to face Leicester City and Sporting Lisbon in a huge week for the north London outfit. latest Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ Most Popular Football Stories revealed Liverpool news live: Klopp reveals when Minamino will play and issues injury update Boxing Day fixtures: All nine Premier League games live on talkSPORT center_img LATEST The average first-team salaries at every Premier League club in 2019 With important game coming thick and fast, the return of Koscielny will be greatly appreciated, especially given the 33-year-old is ahead of schedule.Back in May, the France international ruptured his Achilles during the Europa League semi-final against Atletico Madrid.Such was the severity, he missed out on a place in Didier Deschamp’s World Cup winning squad in Russia.However, he is not expected to be rushed back into action straight away so as to not aggravate the injury again. Speaking on Friday, the Gunners boss said: “I think we need also to give confidence to him, to be close with us, because it was a big injury.“But now he is getting better, he is training with us in some things and this is very positive.”We need to be calm with him. Calm because we need after more than a month, [him to] feel first he is doing some things well, and then when he can play and do games in the training, we can think he is OK to play.” Every time Ally McCoist lost it on air in 2019, including funny XI reactions scrap Koscielny lies in a heap on the Wanda Metropolitano turf 1 Gerrard launches furious touchline outburst as horror tackle on Barisic sparks chaos last_img read more

first_imgSUICIDE leaves behind bewildered relatives and friends who are left to cope with the aftermath.Thankfully there are some great charities out there such as Living Links.And this weekend Kellys XL shop at Illistrin and the local community are getting together to raise much-needed funds for the charity which has done so much to help people in Co Donegal. The 5k walk and run leaves from the shop at 3pm this Sunday, with registration from 1pm.Entry fee is €5 for walkers, €7 for runners – or €10 for a family, running or walking on a fully marshalled route.It’s an ideal opportunity to stretch the legs, get a better 5k time for the more serious runners – and of course raise money for Living Links.And when you get back to Kelly’s XL, free refreshments will be provided. Donegal Daily is proudly supporting this initiative.* If you have been bereaved through suicide, go to   COPING WITH AFTERMATH OF SUICIDE: UNIQUE 5K EVENT THIS SUNDAY was last modified: October 12th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:5k charity walk5k runIllistrinKellys XLliving linkslast_img read more

first_imgEUNAN DOHERTY TOOK THIS PICTURE AT MALIN HEADA SPECTACULAR sunset in Co Donegal this evening has started a debate – over where it was most stunning.You can send your pictures to AUSTIN TOOK THIS PICTURE AT AN GRIANAN FORTEIMEAR QUINN TOOK THIS WONDERFUL PIC IN DONEGAL TOWN….STUNNINGMARY COOKE CAPTURED THIS LOVELY IMAGE NEAR LAGHEY  RITA WILSON CERTAINLY GOT A FANTASTIC PIC AT DOOEY UNDER A BLOOD RED SKY – PAUL McGEADY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN GAOTH DOBHAIRGERALDINE MCBREARTY TOOK THIS INCREDIBLE PICTURE IN DONEGAL TOWNSunset on Drumneary Lake Fintown taken by Alan Coyle Dungloe bay at 16.30 by Brigid O’DonnellTaken at Gortlee Letterkenny Marion McGinley     SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPING was last modified: November 25th, 2012 by BrendaShare this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window) Tags:SPECTACULAR SUNSET GETS OUR READERS SNAPPINGlast_img read more