LIVE SCORING | PHOTO GALLERYMAGNOLIA, Texas – Sam Houston State remained consistent Tuesday, taking sole custody of first place heading into the final day of the 2019 Southland Conference Championship at High Meadow Ranch Golf Club in Magnolia, Texas. The Bearkats matched their opening round with another 295 in round two to create a two-stroke gap between them and Houston Baptist. Central Arkansas retained their third-place position with a 302-stroke performance in the second round. Lamar concluded Tuesday’s action with a score of 304 to help preserve their position as the fourth-place team.SHSU’s Kenlie Barrett matched her performance in the opening round with yet another 72 Tuesday afternoon. Barrett leads the field and is joined by Hanna Alberto, who stands second overall, and Tori Gatling, tied for eighth place, among the top-10 individuals. Barrett improved two spots from Monday afternoon and stands even with 18 holes left to play. As a team, SHSU has accumulated a score of 590, 14 strokes above par.Houston Baptist is led by Kaity Cummings who followed up her day one performance with a 73 on Tuesday to sustain her fourth-place position among the field. The Huskies added two strokes to their overall score and currently sit in second place with a 592 (+16). Following a slow start that resulted in a +12 showing after the first nine holes, Cummings and her squad finished the back nine six strokes above par to claim a 297 (+9) for the day.Central Arkansas completed play Tuesday with a 302, placing its total team score at 590 for the tournament. Emma Svensson leads the Bears and stands tied for fifth individually with a 147 through the opening two days. UCA combined to knock down seven birdies during Tuesday’s competition but were plagued by 17 bogeys in the front nine.At 9 a.m., HBU will once again tee off alongside Sam Houston State in round three but this time will also be joined by Central Arkansas, as the top six teams in the tournament will compete in groups of three for the final round.Fourth-place Lamar (606, +30), fifth-place Stephen F. Austin (609, +33) and sixth-place Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (616, +40) will begin their third round together at 8:15 a.m.Leading off Wednesday will be seventh-place McNeese (622, +46) and eighth-place Incarnate Word (628, +52) with tee times starting at 7:30 a.m.
JOSE MOURINHO’S new assistant manager took his first steps in coaching as No 2 for a humble Welsh university team.Joao Sacramento was named as Mourinho’s right-hand man at Tottenham on Wednesday after making the switch from Lille.3 Joao Sacramento was always set for a top club due to his dedication, says now-Welsh FA technical director Dave AdamsCredit: Getty – Contributor3 Joao Sacramento kicked off his coaching career with the University of Glamorgan teamBut the 30-year-old from the Portuguese city of Braga has strong roots in Wales, where he combined studies at the University of Glamorgan with coaching.Welsh FA technical director Dave Adams, who was both Sacramento’s lecturer and manager of the uni team, said: “Joao had an incredible appetite and was so motivated to be a coach.“I remember he said to me, ‘Can I come along and help you with the training?’“It was his first flavour of coaching.“He just wanted to be involved, so he took any opportunity and wanted to learn.“I can see why he’s got to an elite club like Tottenham because of his pure determination.“As time went on, I gave him more coaching responsibility.“He was so young, the same age as the students but his eye for detail gained him respect.“He thought about the game in an analytical way.’ON THE COAL FACE’“He’d translate our games well into training, so we knew what we needed to work on and what the opposition strengths and weaknesses were.“Our training was aligned to a game-plan.“He’d help with the coaching but if we had a meeting where we would do a presentation to the players he would collect clips from the opposition.“If I was late for training for whatever reason he would go and set up the session.“It really was on the coal face.“We won three promotions in three seasons.“It’s a nice story. I still speak to him regularly and I hope he’s a success at Spurs.”3 Jose Morinho surprised many by naming Joao Sacramento as his Spurs No2Credit: PA:Press AssociationSacramento almost did not start the football coaching and performance course at the now University of South Wales.Adams added: “I remember his family didn’t want him to do the course in 2007.“His dad wanted him to be an engineer instead!“But he got a first-class honours degree and a distinction at Masters level, which he did part-time over two years.“During that time I also got him placements at Cardiff City’s academy and the Welsh FA to gain experience.“He did opposition analysis for Wales across all levels before he joined Monaco to do the same.“From Braga to the valleys in South Wales to study a specific football coaching course was unusual back then but it shows there is a pathway to the elite level.”Sacramento also used to study the Special One’s methods.Adams said: “Mourinho has a clear methodology of work.“It is called ‘tactical periodisation’, which is a training football methodology and is something Joao is a strong believer in.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big one“He studied that as part of the degree.“So I can see why he has ended up working with Mourinho because the way he works will be aligned to how Mourinho works.“Being Portuguese, Mourinho is a role model to someone like Joao.“He will be able to implement that working on the training pitch.“He’s a very bright lad and can converse in three languages, English, French and Portuguese.“So given Joao’s broad skill set and educational background, I’m sure he will fulfil various roles very effectively.”most 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 CelticAdams, who has also worked at Swansea, Everton and Middlesbrough, was a mentor for Sacramento on the course in the valleys.He added: “We worked out of a Portakabin at Treforest and did most of the work on 3G pitches.“Now that has advanced to an indoor barn with GPS recordings but back then it was pretty unsophisticated. It’s a bit different to Tottenham, where their training facilities are world class.”Jose Mourinho meets Son and Tottenham players in first training session at the club
TOTTENHAM are preparing for life with Jan Vertonghen by eyeing up a move for £22million-rated Rangers defender Borna Barisic.Vertonghen, 32, is out of contract at the end of this season and appears to be no closer to signing an extension.1 Tottenham are considering a swoop for Rangers left-back Borna Barisic, who is valued at £22mCredit: Willie Vass – The SunThe Belgian played at left wing-back in the 1-1 draw at Burnley on Saturday with Ben Davies not involved.Danny Rose is also nearing the exit door – his deal expires in 2021 but is currently on loan at Newcastle and his future looks set to be away from White Hart Lane.Japhet Tanganga – who like Vertonghen can play at centre-back or full-back – will also be leaving if he is not offered a new deal beyond this campaign.And now, according to 90min.com, Spurs want to bring in left-back Barisic.The Rangers and Croatia ace, 27, has already featured 43 times this season for club and country, keeping 24 clean sheets.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursHe offers plenty going forward, too, and chips in with the odd goal, too, with two this term.Barisic signed for Rangers from NK Osijek for just £2.2m in 2018 but is now worth ten times that thanks to his performances under Steven Gerrard at Ibrox.It is understood plenty of clubs will be interested in him when the transfer window does reopen in the summer.Roma considered a January offer but with Gers unwilling to sell mid-season, they look on course to test the waters again.Latest Tottenham newsHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongBarisic has 12 senior international caps to his name, making his debut in January 2017 against Chile and netting his first goal in March 2019 at home to Azerbaijan.Despite being named in the preliminary 32-man squad for the 2018 World Cup, he was axed for the final 23 as Croatia reached the final in Russia.Now, though, ahead of Euro 2020, Barisic has claimed the left-back spot to become a regular in the starting XI.[pod_component pod_component_config_id=”tbXo0vxhe” pod_component_config_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-component-config-prod/tbXo0vxhe.json” pod_component_config_loader_url=”https://www.thesun.co.uk/nu-sun-pod-loaders-prod/1.66.5/componentLoader.js?116347″ src=”https%3A%2F%2Fiframe.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-widgets-prod%2Fiframe-pod.html%3Fid%3DtbXo0vxhe%26script%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-loaders-prod%2F1.66.5%2FcomponentLoader.js%3F116347%26config%3Dhttps%3A%2F%2Fwww.thesun.co.uk%2Fnu-sun-pod-component-config-prod%2FtbXo0vxhe.json”]Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youth
3DANNY ROSE slammed plans to bring football back, fuming: “I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale – lives are at risk.”The Premier League is plotting a return in June, with the Government keen to lift the country’s spirits.3 Rose hit back at the suggestion of football returning soonCredit: Getty Images – Getty3 The left-back made the comments in a live Instagram videoBut the Newcastle defender, on loan from Tottenham, is aghast at plans to return while death rates remain high.On Instagram, Rose blasted: “It’s a f****** joke, I’m not even going to lie.“The Government is saying bring football back because it’s going to boost the nation’s morale, I don’t give a f*** about the nation’s morale.”People’s lives are at risk, you know what I mean?“Football shouldn’t even be spoken about coming back until the numbers have dropped massively. It’s b*******.”We’ll see, I think I’m getting tested on Friday, so we’ll just have to wait and see. “I listened to the announcement, no football until June 1st or something, I don’t even pay attention to any of that.”I’m sad that people are getting sick and being affected. Football should be the last of things that need to be sorted.”I think everyone will get tested as soon as they get back and we’ll see what happens.“I just hope the numbers stay low so we can get back to normal as soon as possible.”⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updateslatest sports newsCommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titlePremier League officials held a videoconference with the 20 clubs on Monday in a bid to continue preparations for football’s comeback.The issue of neutral venues as not voted on but there is a desire from the top-flight to represent clubs’ concerns on the matter in talks with police and Government authorities.Medical protocols for players were also chewed over ahead of the start of training before a proposed June 12 kick-off for matches behind closed doors.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – STAY IN THE KNOWDon’t miss the latest news and figures – and essential advice for you and your family.To receive The Sun’s Coronavirus newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.Get Britain’s best-selling newspaper delivered to your smartphone or tablet each day – find out more.
Photo by: DIANNE MANSON/GETTY IMAGES Caption: Matt Duffie will reform his back-three combination with Michael Collins for the Blues Next Super Rugby season Collins confirmed to Stuff in June that he had re-signed for another season with the Blues after his venture north from Otago for 2017 had proved so successful.Now the Auckland franchise have announced that Duffie and Nanai have both committed through until the end of 2019, which establishes some much needed continuity in their back-three stock.The numbers support a view that the Blues’ attack had made necessary improvements. They scored 58 tries in 2017 – an increase of more than 30 per cent over the previous year, with the quartet of wing/fullbacks (including Rieko Ioane) responsible for over 40 per cent of them.That was double the number of tries scored by the wing/fullbacks last year.”It is an indication that as a unit we did move forward with more quality ball from the forwards, but also our desire and ability to take advantage both of front-foot possession and of counter-attack opportunities with their outstanding speed and skillset,” said Blues coach Tana Umaga.”Matt Duffie took time to adjust from rugby league but this year has shown to be among the best wings in the competition with his aerial skills and ability to beat players.”Matt has become an important member of our leadership group and club, reflected by winning the Club Person of the Year.”Umaga said Nanai was “an exciting open-field runner” and added that Collins had “quickly asserted himself as an excellent fullback in all aspects of the game”.Said the Blues coach: “Collectively this trio, along with Rieko, enjoyed an excellent season and we believe all will take another step forward in 2018 and beyond.”
(embed) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h3ygI6g_CWM (/ embed)It is a mystery, although this course already had an antecedent for this situation, although partial: Kroos was one of the two slaughtered by Zidane in the rest of the derby at the Bernabéu, in which he started out with five means and only Benzema in tip . After a poor first half, Marseille withdrew the German and Isco and gave entry to Vinicius and Lucas Vázquez to extend the team by the sides, which gave good result: victory by 1-0, goal of Benzema.The fact is that Zidane has done relatively well without Kroos this season, which could motivate his decision to bet on the other four means. In LaLiga he did not play against Mallorca due to injury and Madrid relented (1-0), but then reserved it against Eibar and Osasuna and in both cases the whites won and shoneThey scored eight goals and left a good impression. Nor did he play at the Unionists’ house in the Cup (1-3), nor in Bruges in the Champions League (1-3).When Zidane was asked about his motivations to leave Kroos out of eleven in a duel of this caliber, the technician was not especially explicit, beyond stating that he had a plan and the Germanicist did not enter: “There was no injury or discomfort, it was a technical decision. He is a very important player but today’s option was this. When I say it’s a technical decision, it’s nothing against Kroos, who is doing well. I have players and I chose “. With the numbers in hand, it is true that the German is a key piece: he has played 2,543 minutes of 3,360 ‘, 76%; he is the seventh most used player by Zidane this course.While it is true that his participation at the orders of Zidane had been declining as the seasons went by at Real Madrid: in 2015-16 he played 81% of the minutes with the Frenchman; in 2016-17, 76%; in 2017-18, 64%; and in 2018-19, 52%. This course had recovered tone and prominence, but its substitution before the City supposes an unexpected slowdown without too much explanation. The question now is: Will he repeat the substitute in the Classic or will he return to eleven in a game in which Madrid plays life in LaLiga? Real Madrid, a few weeks ago an oil raft, is now a crusher, the dwarfs grow to the white team: he has lost five points of the last six in LaLiga against Celta and Levante; He has lost Hazard, his star signing of the course, probably for what remains; he needs a miracle in Manchester after falling 1-2 in the first round of the Champions League against City; and said meeting left surprising news, the substitution of Toni Kroos, one of Zidane’s strong men since he reached the white bench. Without news of physical problems for the German, the logical bet became that Zizou reserved to Kroos to settle the game in the second half, especially in case Madrid got ahead and needed to sleep the duel. Conditions that were given, but the white preparer preferred to enter Bale rather than the German; then, with 1-2, Lucas Vázquez and Jovic entered in search of a miracle. Zero minutes for Kroos. It was especially surprising that the Marseilles coach gave up German in a match against an opponent like English, a specialist in tame the ball and against which a technical midfield was necessary first of all, capable of discussing possession before Pep Guardiola. Zidane chose Casemiro, Valverde, Modric and Isco before Kroos; Malaga once again entered the eleven in an important game, as he has been doing since late December. He justified the bet, he was one of the best in Madrid and scored the only white goal.
Those of Favre settled for 20 minutes in the Parc des Princes, but without disturbing Keylor Navas. Sancho and Hazard were always Dortmund’s options to come out on the counterattack, but the German team gave the impression of being very conservative. He did not look for the 0-1 and he only closed pass lines to avoid that Neymar received comfortable. Cavani had the clearest chance at 25, but Burki avoided 1-0 with a great save.PSG turned the tie before the break thanks to two errors by the rival. Neymar’s 1-0 lead, the Madrid academy player Achraf loses the mark very easily, and On Bernat’s second goal, Dortmund’s central defenders were uncoordinated, allowing Sarabia to receive a legal position and assist the left-back.In the second part, PSG began to catch the result of the match. The 2-0 put the Parisians in quarters, and although it had some chance of danger, Dortmund gradually grew. Tuchel entered Kurzawa as winger to endure the result, Emre Can was expelled from a fight with Neymar and there was hardly time for anything else. The party was life or death for PSG. No public because of the coronavirus, and with a Tuchel gambling the position, the Parisians were forced to win to avoid another bump in the Champions League. The German left Mbappé on the bench (he was in doubt until the last minute), gave Sarabia the title and placed Paredes in the center of the field, next to Gueye. The losses of Thiago Silva, Verratti and Meunier already in themselves conditioned the initial approach. Favre, meanwhile, repeated the three-way system from the first leg. After three consecutive years falling in the knockout stages of the Champions League, PSG broke its hex after defeating Dortmund 2-0 and trailing 2-1 in the first leg in Germany. Neymar scored the first and Bernat signed the victory before the break. Goals1-0, 27 ‘: Neymar, 2-0, 45 ‘: Bernat ChangesKylian Mbappe (63 ‘, Sarabia), Brandt (68 ‘, T. Hazard), Gio Reyna (70 ‘, Witsel), Layvin Kurzawa (78 ‘, Say María), Gotze (86 ‘, Achraf Hakimi), Nianzou Tanguy Kouassi (91 ‘, Walls) It was not a brilliant first part in Paris. The lack of public was evident in the intensity that both teams printed for 45 minutes. The Parisians returned for an instant to seeing ghosts with Neymar, after a bad fall from the Brazilian in the 8th minute that left him uncertain for several minutes due to a blow to the shoulder. CardsReferee: Anthony TaylorVAR Referee: Stuart AttwellErling Braut Haland (15 ‘, Yellow) Hummels (60 ‘, Yellow) Bernat (67 ‘, Yellow) Emre Can (88 ‘, Red) Neymar (89 ‘, Yellow) Marquinhos (89 ‘, Yellow) Say mary (89 ‘, Yellow) Kylian Mbappe (92 ‘, Yellow
training: “We must prioritize health before everything and see how we can advance. We hope that we can return to normal, although we do not know how this will affect the return of the competition. There is some fear among the playersCoronavirus: “When you see most of the players who have been infected, as is the case with Pepe Reina, I spoke to him and he told me how bad it was …”.Charitable initiative: “It started as something small, but it has quickly grown to something nationally and internationally. The most beautiful thing is to see the number of supportive people. We are delighted with how everything is going, and hopefully continue raising funds to accumulate as much money as possible” .Sergio Rodríguez: “A luxury to meet Sergio Rodríguez again in a charity event and made to be close to the canaries who need it the most”. Offers: “I have to speak to the club, I have a contract until June 30. I am open to hear other offers”.Betis: “Betis? I don’t know, a meeting with Chelsea is pending.” Pedro Rodriguez went through the microphones of “The Stringer” of Cadena SER to talk about their future, the possibility of signing for Betis and about their solidarity initiative to help Canarian families disadvantaged by the coronavirus social emergency situation.
As well as, in this post-tournament press convention, the German wished to supply a collection of options that might quickly be included into skilled occasions: “For some ATP tournaments, the introduction of fast units, or the rule of slicing breaks. What I’d do is return to every little thing when the public may very well be current, I didn’t actually like the quiet ambiance throughout the video games. The general public ought to come each time they need, with out the must be silent, They need to even be capable of change seats throughout factors, as in school tennis, that little noise doesn’t hassle me. “Maybe, being the first champion underneath the present circumstances, his phrases are taken under consideration. Tennis began rolling once more final week. After all, with an exhibition tournament in Höhr-Grenzhausen (Germany) that additionally permits us to say one factor: there has already been a winner of a tournament since the exercise of the circuit was stopped by the coronavirus. His title is Yannick Hanfmann, quantity 143 of the ATP rating, who was the better of the eight members who gathered the occasion.“Winning a tournament is all the time a optimistic factor, however it isn’t a time to magnify. I’m glad I didn’t overlook to play tennis, of with the ability to maintain bettering. In the finish, the enjoyable issue and the competitors issue have been the greatest expertise throughout these 4 days. Tennis was what I missed the most in the free time I used to be at house. Relating to the trophy (a roll of toilet paper), I see it as one thing filled with irony, it’s the greatest trophy that may be obtained at this stage, “Hanfmann defined for Tennis Magazin.
INESTIMABLE PLEASURES On Saturday, April 2, with an awe-inspiring and emotional outpouring of love and respect, this nation bade a grand farewell to one of its most illustrious sons. Winston Blake (‘The Merritone Music Maestro’) was not universally embraced for his connections with or contribution to Sport. However, with his undying love for his alma mater, Kingston College – a virtual hotbed for the games that teenagers play – he was a fixture at the National Stadium and before that, Sabina Park, during Champs week. Without fuss or fanfare, his unsolicited support took many young athletes over the hump. Politicians from both sides of the divide, by their presence, typified the life of the man whose earthly journey they had huddled together to celebrate. He will be sorely missed. Foster’s Fairplay wishes that he be granted eternal rest. No one with a straight face can deny that there are inestimable pleasures to be derived from the shortest version of the game. The ending to the final provides stark evidence. In attacking an achievable target, the West Indies innings had fallen into serious disrepair. The strategy crafted by the ‘out of touch’ and in some quarters ‘out of favour’ Marlon Samuels was sheer brilliance. He curbed his well-known flair and ferocity to set up the Carlos Brathwaite explosion. It was the grand finale, all West Indians loyal to the cause could conceivably have wanted. It had all the ingredients of a Hollywood thriller. All that said, West Indies cricket has impacted and ruled the world from the springboard of Test cricket. That and only that must be the focal point in any perceived initiative to turn that never-ending corner. The treasures of watching and appreciating the grace, elegance and charm of a Lawrence Rowe, the ability to bludgeon into surrender a savage attack as Sir Vivian Richards afforded us, are no longer. Need one to further illustrate the point; go back to the mastery of a Sir Garfield Sobers or the finesse of the great Rohan Kanhai. Set in what is now being challenged – a five-day match – like it or not, together with fierce fast bowlers, the West Indies grabbed and held on to the number one spot for close to two decades. To this place all heads must be pointed if the call of “we are back” is to be countenanced. Go for it, West Indies! English Cricket commentator and former County of Hampshire player, Mark Nicholas, has referred to the West Indies T20 team as “short of brains”. The remark came during the build-up to the recently concluded ICC T20 World Cup in that format of the game. Nicholas is described by the popular cricket website, espncricinfo, as “almost a throwback to the era of amateurs”. Anyone familiar with that period in English cricket, where there was a clear, social demarcation between two sets of cricketers, is wont to draw a single conclusion. Amateurs were referred to as gentlemen and those who looked to the game for their living were given the nomenclature of players. Given all that, the “no brains” label, coming from a white Englishman, must be seen as manifestly racist. That skipper Darren Sammy, mindful of, but not allowing the tag to disrupt his flow, could have led his team to a sound thrashing of the English, was a masterstroke. The clobbering, straight on the heels of a similar beating of the Aussies by our ladies, was a ”take that” response in the face of those who consider themselves to be ahead in quality of on-field performance. With those two title-winning victories and the still savoured under-19 triumph, the way forward is being charted by the loyal fans of the sport. They have stuck with a team whose fortunes have plummeted to rock bottom. Once ruling the roost in what is still considered to be the real cricket, they had been swept aside by teams who prepared, while the perennial high rankers remained complacent and perhaps, over-celebrated. It is quite understandable that this string of victories in a ‘slam bam, thank you, ma’am format’ has elicited shouts of “We are back”. Foster’s Fairplay urges caution. SHORT OF BRAINS