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first_img? “Team First Wins” is the everyday mantra of the program. This is a program that has won three Southland Conference championships in the last five seasons, including the first tournament title in 2018-19 that featured the trip to The Dance. A year of firsts constantly was centered around the daily reminders that truly putting the team above everything will provide success. That came to fruition in a big way.Coach Goodenough finished off this past season with another 20-win campaign, and that saying has never left her side. The players have embraced it as well, and they speak the same way as their leader. Everyone has bought in, and it truly does show us that “Team First Wins.”The 2018-19 season featured a 6-0 start, a 3-0 start to league play, and a team that eventually won nine of its last 10 games leading into the NCAA Tournament. It featured three wins in Katy, Texas, including a record-setting quarterfinal win over Central Arkansas, an upset over the top-seeded Lamar Cardinals, and an unforgettable victory over Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in the tournament championship game. Relive all that excitement through the eyes of the head coach. You can order the book through the Texas Star Trading Co. and on Amazon.Texas Star Trading Co. can be contacted by phone at (325) 672-9696 or by email at info.texasstar@yahoo.com. The store itself is closed due to COVID-19, but they are fulfilling online orders. Anyone who wishes to avoid shipping costs can arrange to pick up the book at the store itself as wellcenter_img Courtesy of ACU AthleticsABILENE, Texas – The 2018-19 Abilene Christian women’s basketball season was one to never forget. Well, now you officially do not have to. You can literally relive the magic of that one-of-a-kind year. The sights, sounds, behind-the-scenes, never-before-heard ideas and stories are here. Head coach Julie Goodenough kept a real-time journal of a 23-10 season that finished with the team’s first-ever trip to the NCAA Tournament, and now “Team First Wins” is available to order. The remarkable season that featured ups, downs, twists, turns, heartbreak, and unforgettable magic now is here for you to read and re-live.last_img read more

first_imgLAST week Mauricio Pochettino said he felt like Steven Spielberg — now he is quoting Jack Nicholson.Being followed around by a film crew is clearly having an effect on the Tottenham manager.3 Mauricio Pochettino said he felt like Steven Spielberg — now he is quoting Jack NicholsonCredit: Getty – ContributorBut while he may be part of Amazon’s fly-on-the-ball documentary of his club, he has ruled out appearing as a TV pundit . . . at least for the time being.Poch, whose side are live on Sky at Everton tomorrow, said: “If you go on TV you need to say something. Many people who played football are now pundits.“Would I be a pundit? Today, no.“You never know what will happen but I respect the manager and players too much.“Also when you give your opinion people inside the club are laughing because you don’t have all the facts.“It is easy to talk from outside. We were talking the other day about the film A Few Good Men — ‘You want the truth, you can’t handle the truth!’“I respect every opinion but cannot pay too much attention.”Pochettino was speaking after Sky pundits Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness slammed Dele Alli’s display in Spurs’ 2-1 loss at Liverpool.3The two-time PFA Young Player of the Year has struggled for form as he continues to feel his way back after an injury-hit 15 months.Poch added: “We need to remember that Dele is still so young and the demand and the pressure on him is massive.“Everyone expects big things from him but he’s only 23 years old. OK, he’s now dropped a little bit but we need to help and back him.”And Poch denied Dele has lost focus since signing a new six-year £150,000-a-week deal.The Spurs chief said: “No, his mentality is good. At some point the level drops for every single talented young player.”£1 FREE BET Try your luck with a free bet on any sport with LadbrokesMeanwhile Spurs want Uefa to get tough with Red Star Belgrade if their stars are racially abused next week.The Serbs have already been fined after racist abuse from their supporters in the Champions League this season.Boss Mauricio Pochettino and his players will follow Uefa’s protocol should there be a repeat during Wednesday’s Group B game.Poch said: “We’ve got to trust in the Uefa protocol. We can’t go there and think ‘Oh something is going to happen’. We need to go there, follow the protocol of Uefa and then if something happens take the decision that is needed.Mauricio Pochettino asked about the performances of Dele Alli and Christian Eriksen after Champions League draw with OlympiacosMost 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 him“We need to trust that nothing wrong is going to happen. I am always a person that trusts that people can learn and improve.”Red Star were fined £45,000 after racist chanting and bad behaviour during a qualifier at HJK Helsinki in July.Their fans were banned from travelling to Spurs last week — but 300 still managed to buy tickets from home fans.3 Gary Neville, Roy Keane and Graeme Souness slammed Dele Alli’s display in Spurs’ 2-1 loss at LiverpoolCredit: Getty – Contributorlast_img read more

first_imgmost 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 & kidsHaaland, making his debut in the competition, already has seven in just four appearances.The Red Bull Salzburg 19-year-old is the only player that appears capable of breaking Kane’s record if he continues his remarkable form in front of goal.He needs another 13 goals in 16 appearances to pip the Spurs man and will be given a great opportunity to make his move away at Genk tonight.2 Harry Kane became the fastest player to reach 20 Champions League goalsCredit: Getty Images – GettyKane, Alli and Dier will lead Mourinho’s Special Ones at Spurs, but Jose is bad news for Lloris, Aurier and Moura HARRY KANE set a new Champions League record last night after firing two past Olympiakos.The Tottenham superstar became the fastest player to hit 20 goals in the competition, overtaking the legendary Alessandro Del Piero.2It has taken Kane just 24 matches to reach the landmark, two games quicker than the Italian and three quicker than ex-Manchester United star Ruud Van Nistelrooy.Filippo Inzaghi needed 28 matches while former Bayern Munich striker Mario Gomez required 32 games.Captain Kane ensured Spurs’ qualification to the knockout stages with his double in a 4-2 win over the Greek side.But he had the Tottenham ballboy to thank after the young lad’s quick thinking played a major role in setting up his first goal of the night.It was his fifth and sixth Champions League goals of the season but he still sits behind Robert Lewandowski and young sensation Erling Braut Haaland in the scoring chart.Bayern star Lewandowski scored a staggering four goals in just 14 minutes against Red Star Belgrade to take his tally to 10 for the campaign.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Saints vs Watford, Arsenal and Leicester vs Everton scores this coming weekend and win £100last_img read more

first_imgROBBIE KEANE’s youngest son Hudson clearly shares the same eye for goal his father had judging by the Ireland legend’s latest Instagram post.Keane’s two boys Robert and Hudson were both mascots for the FA Cup clash between Middlesbrough and Tottenham on Sunday.3 The young Keane takes the ball from the centre circle3 The referees couldn’t hide their delight3 Hudson clearly has the same eye for goal as his father View this post on Instagram So little Hudson did this yesterday @theboroofficial v @spursofficial game 😂😂 @claudinekeane1 #mascots #brothers #goal #utb A post shared by Robert Keane (@robbiekeane) on Jan 6, 2020 at 5:05am PSTAnd it was four year old Hudson who stole the show before kick off as the captains and mascots stood with the match officials before kick off.The youngster took the ball from the centre circle and ran half the length of the pitch before kicking the ball into the empty net.Referee Stuart Atwell and his assistants couldn’t hide their amusement at the scene as they all broke into laughter as young Hudson ran off with the ball.MOST READ IN SPORTTHROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnPicturedAN 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 raidAnd the travelling Spurs fans serranaded him with chants of ‘Keano’ just as they had done for his father during his time at White Hart Lane.Middlesbrough thought they were on their way to scoring a big upset in yesterday’s clash when they went ahead five minutes into the second half through Ashley Fletcher.However Jose Mourinho’s side were level just ten minutes later when Lucas Moura scored to earn the Premier League side a replay.last_img read more

first_imgANTONIO RUDIGER claims he was made to feel like a “monkey” and a “liar” after Tottenham and the police dropped an investigation into alleged racist chants against him.The Chelsea centre-back launched a searing indictment of the probe’s results and revealed its devastating personal effects.3 Chelsea star Antonio Rudiger looks on in the infamous match at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in December when he reported racist chantsCredit: Reuters3 Referee Anthony Tayor pointed out to players where the alleged racial abuse came fromCredit: AFP or licensorsRudiger complained of abuse during Chelsea’s 2-0 away win last December but Spurs insist “extensive reviews” of CCTV and help from lip readers failed to uncover the chants.Now Rudiger says he is dumbfounded and sickened by the outcome as “racism won”.The Germany star, 27, told Der Spiegel: “I ask myself, ‘how is it possible that nobody of the 60,000 people in this stadium realised anything about it?'”So, I stand there [accused] as a liar. I have the feeling that I’m expected to shut my mouth. But I have a message: I won’t do that.”I felt as if I wasn’t a human being, but an animal. A monkey.”I think if you haven’t lived such situations you can’t imagine how I felt. Against Tottenham I felt incredibly lonely.”I told Harry Kane ‘you don’t have to apologise’. But he wanted to do it as a sign that his club doesn’t think like that.Antonio RudigerRudiger also said Tottenham striker Harry Kane apologised to him afterwards.He added: “I was grateful for the gesture from the England captain.”I said, ‘it’s absolutely not your fault, you don’t have to apologise’.”But he wanted to do it as a sign that his club doesn’t think like that.”Tottenham have always insisted they “fully support” Rudiger’s actions but could find no evidence to support the allegations.Many Spurs fans, however, booed him as Chelsea won the Premier League return 2-1 at Stamford Bridge a fortnight ago.After finally halting their investigation, Tottenham said: “The club and the Metropolitan Police have now exhausted all avenues of investigation.3 Rudiger made a monkey gesture during the game at Tottenham in DecemberCredit: PA:Press Associationmost 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 CelticMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at Ladbrokes”There is no evidence to corroborate or contradict the allegation and as such neither ourselves nor the police are in a position to take any further action.”We are fiercely proud of our anti-racism work and our zero tolerance of any form of discrimination.“This is one reason why we have attributed so much time and resource to investigating this matter.”Antonio Rüdiger accuses Spurs fan of making monkey chants after Son sent off for kicking Chelsea acelast_img read more

first_imgPowerful utility back Tamanivalu had been chased by Colin Cooper about a move back to Hamilton, confirming he had spoken to the incoming Chiefs coach on the phone.However, the three-test All Black has decided to spend a second season with the Crusaders and said it was a relatively straight-forward decision when he thought about how much he has been enjoying this first year with the team. “Seta came here with a winning attitude and a desire to make an impact on this team. There is no doubt that he has done that,” Robertson said.”The boys love having him around because of his fun-loving nature and cheeky humour, but then he takes the field and transforms into this threatening, potent attacking force. We love that about him and we are excited that we will be able to continue working with his natural talents in 2018.”Tamanivalu will face the team that launched his Super Rugby career on Saturday when the Crusaders host the Chiefs in the Super Rugby semifinals.Tamanivalu joined the Chiefs in 2015 but moved south to play his third Super Rugby season with the Christchurch-based Crusaders this year. “I have been loving playing for this team and learning from the coaches and players around me.”This has been such a special season for all of us … with so many highlights and great memories, and the best is yet to come.”There were options to go overseas, but I am not ready to walk away from all of the good stuff here just yet.”Born in Fiji and a former under-18 Fijian rugby league representative, Tamanivalu burst onto the New Zealand rugby scene in 2012 when he was selected in the Taranaki national provincial team.In 2013, he was named Taranaki’s most promising player of the year and in 2014 he was recognised as New Zealand’s player of the year in the national provincial competition.He debuted for the All Blacks in 2016 during the three test series against Wales. Crusaders head coach Scott Robertson praised Tamanivalu for the important contribution he has made to the team, on and off the field, in his first season. Photo: GETTY IMAGES (Three-test All Black Seta Tamanivalu will be at the Crusaders for at least one more year).last_img read more

first_imgPini clocked in the fastest time of 26.22 sec.Nathan Nades failed to qualify after finishing third.Peter Pokawin also didn’t qualify after finishing 4th, clocking in at 30.24 sec.The fastest 8 times have qualified for the finals.last_img

first_imgChairman for the PNGRFL, Sandis Tsaka said the board will present the 2015 Annual Report highlighting all the activities and programs and audited financials for 2015.  He said also presented will be the 2016 Calendar with all affiliates and stakeholders to be advised on the implementation of the PNGRFL’s strategic plan.He said focus will be placed on plans for the 2017 World Cup which will be jointly hosted by PNG, Australia and New Zealand. “All PNGRFL affiliates are requested to consult and to work with their respective confederates to ensure their requirements and reports are prepared and finalized and in order for them to attend the AGM,” said Tsaka.Formal notices in line with the PNGRFL constitution will be released in due course to advise of the AGM and its business.last_img read more

first_imgThe March 11th it’s a date marked in red in the calendar of many Atlético fans. Simeone’s team visit Anfield in the second leg of the round of 16 Champions and the party aroused great expectation among the social mass of the Madrid club. So much that to Atlético has been left small Anfield, view the request for tickets of the rojiblancos followers. The same happens with the first leg that will be played in the Wanda Metropolitano, since all tickets are already sold. There will be filled on February 18 in the rojiblanco fief, but in Anfield the fan of Atlético will not fail either.Until now 3,000 rojiblancos followers They have requested a ticket through the virtual office of the Madrid club. The deadline to request a ticket ends on Wednesday January the 8th at 7:00 p.m., so the number of requests is will go above 3,000. And the club has some 2,600 tickets for the match that will be played in Liverpool, the five percent of the stadium capacity. There are no tickets for everyone who wants to watch the game live in Anfield. The club will give priority to those who have the total subscription (which includes Champions matches); Subsequently, it will respond to the requests of its subscribers and thirdly to those who are non-subscribers The ticket price for the Liverpool clash is of 55 euros and Atlético fans will be in the area reserved for visiting fans. The rival, the stadium and the possibility of eliminate the current champion from Europe and the world triggered the expectation between the fans of Atlético. Until day 8 it is possible that some rojiblancos partners remain signed up in this virtual office.Many of the followers they already have their travels, which multiplied by three and four times its price. Halcon Travel, the official travel agency of the rojiblanco club, charter a plane with round trip on the day at the price of 395 euros. Esgar Travel It also organizes the same displacement and at the same price. On the other hand, from the english club have already informed those responsible for Atlético that the Liverpool also plans exhaust the quota of localities that he has for the meeting of Wanda Metropolitan. Liverpool has the right to more than 3,000 entries and sell them all. For the fans of this team, the Atlético les stadium bring a great memory, well they won the Champions in the Wanda Metropolitan. The relations between both entities are good and for both hobbies the tie has aroused passion.The trip to Liverpool will be the most massive of the season by Atlético fans. It is still missing, but Anfield will be small for the red and white social mass.last_img read more

first_imgSurely be the permanence a titanic struggle for Espanyol, who will not give up his efforts until the final stretch of LaLiga. But yes to these heights something is clear The team (and demonstrated it by paying part of the trip eight days ago to Vila-real) is that it is not alone in that arduous task. The last demonstration is located in the formidable, almost historical entry, which was recorded on Saturday with Athletic’s visit to Cornellà-El Prat.More than 7,000 tickets dispatched of a promotion that concerned members and partners, to ensure that they did not fall into rival hands, 27,542 spectators were concentrated in the stadium. A brutal figure that not only It is well above average but it becomes the increased attendance at a match in Cornellà in the last four years I did not have one of the visitors as a visitor Three great classics: Real Madrid, Barcelona and Atlético de Madrid.Since May 1, 2016, an entire Olympic cycle (to be exact, 1,364 days), did not attract more inflow an adversary of those considered mortal. And in quotes, it was Sevilla, which on that occasion brought together 27,654 faithful. What is clear with this data is that Espanyol needs to be with water around its neck to reach such capacities. That day the permanence was played, and with his 1-0 win with goal from Felipe Caicedo he reached it virtually, since he left the descent to five points with only two days left. That same course, specifically on March 3, and with the drama even more in the making, the Deportivo’s visit brought together 28,455 spectators.The club also congratulates each other because the schedule for this occasion, on a Saturday at one in the afternoon, is traditionally the most difficult, excluding Friday and the old Mondays. But it is that Espanyol-Athletic surpassed even the 26,568 fans of May 18 against the Royal Society, with Europe as a mission.And it constitutes the second best entry of the last three years, since April 29, 2017, when a derby brought together 31,708 fans. Precisely the best influx since that day is another Espanyol-Barcelona, ​​last January 4, which brought together 33,562. The parakeet, more involved than ever.last_img read more