ACU’s Sheehy, UCA’s Nonoyama Named Southland Tennis Players of the Week

first_imgWeek Eight Stats (Men) | Week Eight Stats (Women)FRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jonathan Sheehy and Central Arkansas’ Fuka Nonoyama are the Southland Conference Men’s and Women’s Tennis Players of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday. 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 at least 25 percent of ballots. Honorable Mention: Jasmin Buchta, Lamar; Constandena Nicolaou, Sam Houston State; Patrycja Polanska, Northwestern State; Mariya Shumeika, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. The Bears (10-5, 4-0 SLC) look to stay perfect when they wrap up a three-match homestand against Northwestern State at 11 a.m. Saturday. Nonoyama won all four of her singles and doubles matches, playing a key role in helping the Bears reach their best start to Southland play in program history (4-0). She owns a team-high 10 wins in singles play and, alongside Chunxi Xin, has won 11-straight matches at No. 1 doubles. UCA edged New Orleans 4-3 on Friday and blanked Nicholls 7-0 on Sunday. Honorable Mention: None. Sheehy was one of two Wildcats to come out of singles play unscathed last week, winning both of his top-line matches as ACU split their contests with a 5-2 loss to Valparaiso and a 5-1 win over Prairie View A&M on Saturday. He and doubles partner Jackson Fine went 1-1 on the week. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Fuka Nonoyama, Central Arkansas – Sophomore – Myoshi, JapanNonoyama didn’t drop a single set in either of her four victories over the weekend and, after surrendering four games in the first set against UNO’s Salma Abdelrahim, didn’t allow more than two points in a set the rest of the way. Nonoyama topped Abdelrahim 6-4, 6-1, and defeated Nicholls’ Simona Maksimovic 6-2, 6-0 on Sunday. The Wildcats (8-6) prepare for four matches this week, beginning with a road match at UMKC at 2 p.m. CT Thursday. ACU plays a Saturday doubleheader against Northwestern Missouri State and Wichita State before wrapping up the weekend against Oklahoma State at 1 p.m. Sunday in Stillwater, Okla. Men’s Tennis Player of the Week – Jonathan Sheehy, Abilene Christian – Senior – Arlington, TexasThough Sheehy and Fine dropped their doubles match against Valparaiso, Sheehy won his singles contest in straight sets, edging Brandon Ancona 7-5 in the first frame before putting him away 6-4 in the final set. Sheehy and Fine redeemed themselves with a 6-3 win over their Prairie View A&M counterparts, and Sheehy cruised to a second singles victory, defeating the Panthers’ Xavier Lawrence 6-4, 6-0. He leads the team with nine singles wins this season. In doubles action, Nonoyama and Xin triumphed over their Privateer foes 6-2 and shutout their Colonels’ counterparts 6-0 to claim their Southland-leading 12th doubles victory.last_img read more

Windies in semis after scrambled run chase

first_imgNAGPUR, India (CMC):West Indies nearly made a mess of a simple run chase, but recovered in time to pull off a nervy three-wicket win over South Africa with two balls to spare, and romp into the semi-finals of the Twenty20 World Cup here yesterday.In pursuit of an uncomplicated target of 123 on a slow pitch at the Vidarbha Cricket Association Stadium, West Indies were propelled by Man-of-the-Match Marlon Samuels who top-scored with a vital 43 from 44 deliveries while opener Johnson Charles stroked 32 from 35 balls.The Caribbean side were on top of the game at 66 for two in the 12th over, but lost five wickets for 47 runs in the space of 46 balls, to decline to 113 for seven in the penultimate over.Starting the final over with nine required for victory, West Indies were left sweating when Carlos Brathwaite (10 not out) was kept scoreless by 20-year-old seamer Kagiso Rabada off the first ball.However, Brathwaite cleared the ropes at wide long on with the second delivery before a wide and then a single ensured the scores were level with three balls remaining.Denesh Ramdin, batting at number nine, then steered the fourth delivery and his first to short third man where Hashim Amla dropped a sharp chance jumping high to his right, earning a single to take West Indies to their third straight win and keeping them unbeaten in the tournament.They sit top of Group One on six points, two clear of second-placed England, who face Sri Lanka – fourth on two points – on Saturday. Sri Lanka are third on two points and an England victory will eliminate them.INNINGS RESCUEDSent in earlier, South Africa were floundering at 47 for five in the ninth over before opener Quinton de Kock top-scored with 47 from 46 deliveries and David Wiese chipped in with 28 from 26 balls, to rescue the innings.Chris Gayle was the unlikeliest of bowling heroes with his off-spin, claiming two for 17 from his three overs, while seamers Dwayne Bravo (2-20) and Andre Russell (2-28) also chimed in with two wickets apiece.West Indies struck a key blow off the third ball of the game when Amla (1) gambled on an ill-advised single with de Kock, but failed to beat Russell’s throw from point to wicketkeeper Ramdin.In the next over, captain Faf du Plessis chipped Russell to Sulieman Benn at mid off to fall for nine at 13 for two and when Rilee Roussouw scooped Gayle to Russell at point in the third over to perish without scoring, the Proteas were stumbling badly at 20 for three.De Kock and de Villiers (10) offered temporary relief in a 26-run fourth wicket stand before Bravo got the breakthrough, bowling de Villiers with a slower ball in the eighth over at 46 for four.When the dangerous David Miller played back, completely misjudged a Gayle delivery that spun and was bowled, South Africa were tottering in the ninth.De Kock, who counted three fours and a six, rallied the innings by adding 50 for the sixth wicket with Wiese who benefited from a mis-stumping on three off left-arm spinner Benn in the 11th over, to strike two fours.The left-handed de Kock eventually perished when he made generous room for a heave through the leg-side and was bowled by Russell in the 16th over.last_img read more

Residents urged to leave urban moose alone

first_imgThis is also the time of that moose are bearing calves, and there have been incidents where people have mistaken newborns for having been abandoned and handle the animals. However, Kneller clarified that the female moose hide their young for a temporary period to protect them.Instead, Kneller says anyone who has concerns about what they believe to be an abandoned newborn moose should call the Conservation Officers Service, so officials can work out the best course of action. FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — The BC Conservation Officers Service is reminding residents to keep their distance and avoid intervening with wild moose when they appear in the city.In light of two moose with ‘mangy-looking’ fur due to winter ticks, Conservation Officer Micah Kneller with the North Peace office says they are aware of the animals’ presence in the city, and they have been monitoring them.Some moose are affected by the ticks more than others, says Kneller. But the moose are up and moving around, and he expects that they will be on their way soon, once they are stronger.- Advertisement -“Moose don’t really like the heat, so during the day, they’ll find a shady area and just lay down,” he said. “People may think they’re injured or sick, and they can’t get up … but they’re just resting in the shade while it’s hot out.”Kneller added that there have been reports of people feeding the animals, which he urges against, as the presence of people can stress them out even more.“Moose can be dangerous, they are big animals, so we just want to urge people to stay away from them,” he noted.Advertisementlast_img read more

Relieved Conte doesn’t fear Chelsea axe

first_img0Shares0000Chelsea’s head coach Antonio Conte shouts instructions to his players from the touchline during their match against Watford at Stamford Bridge in London on October 21, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONLONDON, United Kingdom, Oct 22 – Antonio Conte insists he does not fear the sack after Chelsea eased the mounting pressure on their manager with a gutsy 4-2 win over Watford.Conte’s position has been under growing scrutiny following a dip in the champions’ form in recent week. Back-to-back Premier League defeats against Manchester City and Crystal Palace were followed by a 3-3 home draw with Roma in the Champions League in midweek.Reports had emerged of Conte’s players becoming unhappy with a demanding training regime and the Italian admitted his squad was struggling to cope with the demands of defending the Premier League title and competing in Europe.A spirited fightback against Watford after Conte’s side had trailed 2-1 has gone some way to restoring belief at the club.But the Blues boss insists the pressure he feels is from a desire to maintain his own high standards, not concern about his job security.“I feel a lot of pressure but not this type of pressure if the club decide to sack me. Honestly I don’t feel that pressure. I trust in my work,” said Conte, whose side are nine points behind leaders Manchester City.“I try to keep everything for the club that I’m working for. I’m doing this for Chelsea. I did this last season. I’m doing this with my staff this season. Honestly I will never be worried for this. Never.“The pressure is I want for my players and to give satisfaction for my fans. I feel this type of pressure. Our fans, they show me and my players every game a lot of patience.“They show they want to push us in every game. I feel this type of pressure, other pressure is not important for me.“I don’t feel because this is our job. When I go to my house I am happy because I know I am putting 150 per cent for my club and my players are doing the same.”– ‘Incredible impact’ –Chelsea’s Michy Batshuayi (R) controls the ball during their match against Watford at Stamford Bridge in London on October 21, 2017 © AFP / Ian KINGTONChelsea looked set for another disappointment when Abdoulaye Doucoure and Roberto Pereyra overturned Pedro’s opener to give Watford a surprise 2-1 lead.But substitute Michy Batshuayi levelled for the home side and completed the win after Cesar Azpilicueta had put Chelsea ahead.Batshuayi has struggled since arriving at Chelsea before the start of last season, but Conte believes the Belgium striker is now progressing well.“Don’t forget Michy is a young player. For him this is the first big experience with a great team,” he said.“If you compare this season with last season, Michy now this season is playing a lot.“Sometimes against Crystal Palace his performance wasn’t good but not only Batshuayi’s performance. The whole team played bad in that moment.“I have a squad and I trust in every one of my players. I think and I try to transfer this message to my players. Today the impact was incredible and important, it must continue in this way. Work, work, work.”Watford manager Marco Silva defended Richarlison after the young Brazilian missed two clear chances to kill off Chelsea.“He deserved all the credit for what he did until now. It is fantastic. I am sure in the next games he will score again,” he said.“He scored really important goals for us in the past. It is more important we created the chances. Richarlison was in the right position to score again.”0Shares0000(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)last_img read more

Eva Carneiro to sue Jose Mourinho over controversial Chelsea exit

first_img Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho and former first-team doctor Eva Carneiro 1 Former Chelsea first-team doctor Eva Carneiro is to take individual legal action against Jose Mourinho following her controversial exit from the club.The claim against the manager will come in addition to the action she is bringing against the Blues for constructive dismissal, and it is understood that legal papers will be served on Mourinho this week as part of separate but connected claims against him and against the club.It means the Portuguese manager will have to appear in person at an employment tribunal, unless the case is settled out of court beforehand.Under employment law, an individual can be personally liable for damages if victimisation or discrimination can be proved.The claim against Mourinho will be on the basis that he was instrumental in the actions against Carneiro in having her dropped from first-team duties and effectively demoted.The latest development will heap even more pressure on the 52-year-old who has seen his side lose six out of 11 matches in the Premier League – including Saturady’s 3-1 defeat to Liverpool – to leave the reigning champions in 15th spot in the table.The controversy over Carneiro goes back to the opening day clash against Swansea, when Mourinho criticised her and head physio Jon Fearn for going on to the pitch to treat Eden Hazard after being called on by referee Michael Oliver.The action meant that Chelsea were temporarily down to nine men against the Swans, and afterwards Mourinho called Carneiro and Fearn “impulsive and naive”.Carneiro did not appear on the bench again for first-team duties and is now seeking a claim for constructive dismissal after parting company with the club.Mourinho was cleared of using discriminatory language towards her following an investigation by the Football Association, which caused further controversy after Carneiro revealed she had not been spoken to personally during the investigation, nor asked to provide any statement.The FA’s chief executive Martin Glenn and head of governance Darren Bailey are to be quizzed about the handling of the case by the governing body’s Inclusion Advisory Board later this month.The IAB’s chair Heather Rabbatts is under investigation by the FA following her comments criticising officials for not speaking to Carneiro in person during the Mourinho investigation.Meanwhile, it has been reported that Championship club Charlton could be preparing an offer to Carneiro to work for them, but no one at the club has yet been available for comment.last_img read more

Up the League – Saturday, February 27: Craig Ramage, Joey Barton and more!

first_imgJoin Geoff Peters for the latest Up The League podcast.This week, we check on the progress of Derby Country after their recent managerial change, and hear from former Rams striker Craig Ramage.Crewe Alexandra boss Steve Davis also joins the show, while we bring you a preview of the weekend’s Football League action and replay some of the best interviews on talkSPORT this week including Joey Barton, Alan Dunne and Paul Tisdale.last_img


first_imgAn action packed and fun filled list of events has been announced for the Biddy Devine Memorial fundraising weekend which will be held in Glenties next week.The event was organised in memory of the late Biddy Devine, and all proceeds raised throughout the weekend will go towards the Kidney Dialysis Unit in Letterkenny General Hospital.The weekend caters for all ages, and the festival line-up ensures that it will be a great weekend for all in attendance. With all the proceeds going to such a worthwhile cause it’s a great way to honour the life of the late Biddy Devine.     FUN FILLED FESTIVAL IN MEMORY OF BIDDY DEVINE KICKS OFF NEXT WEEK was last modified: July 2nd, 2014 by StephenShare 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:Biddy Devine FundraiserEntertainmentFeaturesNoticeslast_img read more


first_imgLetterkenny General Hospital was at crisis point last night with a major overcrowding of both hospital beds and the A&E department.Letterkenny General Hospital – major overcrowding this evening.Hospital management are assessing the situation in a bid to quell the overcrowding.The NowDoc service has been told only to refer very needy cases to the hospital. The general manager of the hospital Sean Murphy is now on site examining the situation.The Medical Assessment Unit has now also been opened up to general patients in a bid to cope with the large volume of patients.A source at the hospital said the situation is at crisis point but staff and management are trying their best to cope.“It is pretty bad and there are now discussions taking place to decide to place extra patients on beds in the corridors. “There is no one reason for it but rather an overall build-up of patients and the presentation of new patients in the past couple of days.“It is pretty hectic up here but staff are trying their best to cope,” said the hospital source. MAJOR OVERCROWDING LEADS TO CRISIS AT LETTERKENNY GENERAL HOSPITAL was last modified: January 5th, 2015 by StephenShare 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:Accident and EmergencydonegalLetterkenny General HospitalSean Murphylast_img read more


first_imgTir Chonaill AC Spring 5k series comes to successful conclusionJimmy Renfrew,Enniskillen AC and Jackie Harvey Tir Chonaill AC were male and female catagory winners when the 3rd and final club Spring  5k was held in glorious sunshine at Donegal Town on Sunday morning.The success and response to the series was most positive from runners, fit4lifers and walkers and many enquired as to when the next local race was taking place. At a very pleasant presentation ceremony afterwards, Eamon Harvey, on behalf of the organising club thanked and congratulated the large fields that turned out for all three races, the local organising committee, club members who supplied hospitality/food and to All Sports, Donegal Town for their sponsorship of the event. Paul OGara, Chairman of Tir Chonaill and Gareth Britton, All Sports made the category presentations.The next 5k races/walks in the area will be on Fri 11th May in Ballyshannon and on Fri 1st June in Donegal Town -dates for your diaries.For the results click here:Results Race 3   RESULTS: TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SERIES FINAL RUN was last modified: April 29th, 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:RESULS: TIR CHONAILL AC 5K SERIES FINAL RUNlast_img read more


first_imgTrentagh was the setting for the annual cycle race as part of the Trentagh fun Weekend, Cyclists from all over the county took part in the 20 mile Cycle race. The main race was a tightly contested finish with local Man, Errigal cc’s Kevin Holian taking the uphill sprint win, from Four masters man Mark Mc Clure. Kevin is just back from injury and had a broken rib which was sustained from an accident in the Donegal Cycling Championships a few weeks ago. A very good performance from Errigals Damien Holian took him to 3rd place.The chasing group had a tight sprint of their own and Strabane/Lifford club man Warren Blackburn just took the sprint over Errigals Eugene mc Gettigan 5th.Troy Hegarty 6th FM, Pauric Mc Ginley 7th LKCC, Vincent Mc Carron 8th and first over 40 SLCC, Gavin Harris 9th FM, Ciaran McFadden DNF Mechanical. In the B race, a first win for young Errigal cc man Paul Doherty, closely followed by Gareth Bonnar 2nd FM, and another Holian, Seani in 3rd.Peter O’ Donnell 4th, Robert Kavanah FM took the over 40 slot and ever determined John NugentFM took the over 50 prize.The Ladies section was won by Siobhan Gallagher FM, and 24/7 tri clubs Fin Begley in her first competitive cycle race took 2nd LKCC, Christina Wilkinson 3rd, Jackie Callaghan 4th.The Novice race attracted the largest number of competitors, another First win was achieved by young local lad Adam Rankin of Errigal CC, at his young years there is surely a lot more to come from this young Lad.He was followed in by Martin Jordan of Four Masters cc 2nd , and Garreth Kerrigan Milford AC taking 3rd, the over 40 was won by Brian Kelly FM, and a special Novelty Prize was given to John & Eileen Mc Loughlin for completing the race on a Tandem bicycle.A big thanks to the well organised Marshals on the race coarse and top marks to the ladies in Harleys for the excellent food afterwards. SPORTS NEWS: KEVIN HOLIAN WINS TRENTAGH 20 MILE CYCLE RACE was last modified: June 5th, 2014 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:NoticesSportlast_img read more