Central Arkansas’ Van Heerden Voted Women’s Tennis Player of the Week

first_imgThis is the first weekly award of the women’s tennis season. The Sugar Bears (1-1) fell 6-1 in the season opener at Missouri, and then went on to win 7-0 against Southeast Missouri State. Van Heerden earned three wins on the weekend between singles and doubles competition in the two matches. UCA next hits the court Saturday in Jonesboro, Ark., to take on Arkansas State at 9 a.m. CT and Missouri-Kansas City at 2 p.m. Honorable Mention: Fabienne Gettwart, Sam Houston State. Women’s Tennis Player of the Week – Marli Van Heerden – Jr. – George, South Africa FRISCO, Texas – Central Arkansas’ Marli Van Heerden is the Southland Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Conference Players of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com. Van Heerden opened the season securing Central Arkansas’ only point at Missouri on Saturday, defeating senior Clare Raley in three sets at the No. 5 slot (1-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-7)). The junior from George, South Africa, added a pair of wins in the Sugar Bears’ 7-0 sweep of Southeast Missouri State. After claiming a doubles win with partner Pornpawee Pramethong at the top flight (6-4), Van Heerden defeated Alessandra May Thompson at No. 5 singles (6-3, 6-4).   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.last_img read more

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Five goalkeepers Tottenham could replace Lloris with after dislocated elbow

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 CelticMichel Vorm (Free Agent)Should Gazzaniga prove to Poch that he should be the man between the sticks long-term, Spurs might just need to replace their No2.Liverpool signed former Preston stopper Andy Lonergan on a short deal after an injury to their first-choice keeper Alisson.And it may be the case that Spurs follow suit, with 21-year-old Alfie Whiteman yet to make a senior appearance for the club.Michel Vorm is yet to find a new club after he was released by the North Londoners this summer but he still made four appearances for Poch last season.The Dutch international, 35, spent five years at the club and could be open to returning temporarily on a short-term deal to ease the growing crisis at his former side.6 Michel Vorm is still searching for a new club after he was released by Tottenham this summerCredit: ReutersMauricio Pochettino insists he will not run away ‘like a kid’ despite bad losses against Bayern Munich and Brighton TOTTENHAM have been plunged into disarray with the news that club captain Hugo Lloris suffered a dislocated elbow in the defeat at Brighton.The French keeper has been released from hospital after a horror injury saw his elbow buckle out of shape after a fall in the 3-0 loss.6 Hugo Lloris is set for an extended spell on the sidelines after dislocating his elbowCredit: AFP or licensorsA Spurs statement read: “Assessment will continue this coming week to ascertain the full extent of the injury and the length of time he will require to undergo rehabilitation.”Lloris’ left elbow twisted horribly when he spilt a cross for Neal Maupay to tuck home a third-minute opener.Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga came on for the 32-year-old, but Mauricio Pochettino will be forced to turn to academy starlet Alfie Whiteman should anything happen to his number two.Tottenham have known they will have to replace Lloris soon, with the French International revealing that he will not be finishing his career in North London due to his desire to play in the MLS.But the former Lyon star’s injury might force Poch to speed up his search for a new No1 and SunSport looks at five potential replacements…Gianluigi Donnarumma (AC Milan)The 20-year-old has been touted as one of the best goalkeepers in the world after breaking into the Milan and Italy team.But Donnarumma has been struggling to impress in Serie A this season following AC’s poor start to the campaign, while a change of scenery might help him recapture his best form.The Italy international’s contract expires at the end of next term and he has reportedly rejected a new £5.3million-a-year deal with the club.Spurs would have to fend off interest from the likes of Manchester United and Paris Saint-Germain to land Donnarumma, who is thought to be worth around £50million.6 Gianluigi Donnarumma is already a top experienced goalkeeper at a young ageCredit: EPANick Pope (Burnley)Pope was forced to miss virtually the entirety of last season, playing one Europa League qualifier and two FA Cup matches after dislocating his shoulder.The 27-year-old was a target for Spurs before his injury after the Burnley stopper broke into the England squad for the World Cup in Russia.He has since re-established himself as Sean Dyche’s No.1, who would hate to lose another keeper following Tom Heaton’s move to Aston Villa.Pope only signed a new four-year deal at Turf Moor in May meaning Tottenham wouldn’t be able to get him on the cheap, but the Clarets still have Joe Hart waiting in the wings if they decide to cash in.6 Nick Pope was once linked with a move to Tottenham before a season-ending shoulder injuryCredit: Alamy Live NewsAndre Onana (Ajax)Mauricio Pochettino knows all about the Cameroon international after Spurs narrowly edged past Ajax in the Champions League semi-finals last season.The 23-year-old originally came through the Barca academy, after he was spotted in the Samuel Eto’o Foundation, before his switch to Amsterdam.Spurs were thought to be one of the clubs interested in his signature over the summer, but Ajax refused any offers following the sales of Frenkie De Jong and Matthijs De Ligt.Onana remains under contract at the Johan Cruyff Arena until 2021 and SunSport revealed in June that a bid of around £40m could be enough to land him.6 Andre Onana was part of the young Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-finals last seasonCredit: Getty – ContributorPaulo Gazzaniga (Tottenham)With the January transfer window not set to open for another two months, one person who will be looking to convince Spurs against buying a goalkeeper will be their No2.Gazzaniga deputised for the injured Lloris on Saturday, with the Argentine originally brought in as cover for the Frenchman from Southampton in 2017.He has had to wait patiently for his chance in the first-team, usurping Michel Vorm as the club’s back-up keeper following his penalty shootout heroics against Watford in the Carabao Cup last season.Gazzaniga also impressed on his Champions League debut back in November, helping Spurs to a 2-1 home win over PSV and will now get every chance to prove his worth at the top level.6 Paulo Gazzaniga will have the chance to prove he should be the keeper to fill Lloris’ gloves permanentlyCredit: Getty Images – Gettylast_img read more

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Bruno Fernandes ‘still available for £60m’ despite midfielder signing new deal

first_imgBRUNO FERNANDES is reportedly still available – despite signing a new deal with Sporting Lisbon.He had been on the radar of several Premier League teams since last summer so it was assumed his new contract would have ended the rumours.1 Fernandes’ extension with Sporting is a blow to Premier League teams Tottenham and Manchester United.Credit: Getty – ContributorBut, Sporting are believed to be in financial difficulty and could still be forced to cash in on the 25-year-old.Fernandes has put pen to paper on an extension until June 2023, with his release clause has been bumped up from £65million to £85m.According to Portuguese newspaper Record, Sporting may still be willing to sell for £60m.Fernandes scored 32 goals last season and has nine goals to his name already this campaign.He also helped Portugal win the inaugural Uefa Nation’s League during the summer. Fernandes has said he feels ‘privileged’ to stay with Sporting for another four years.His told the club’s website: ”It’s a pride for me and a recognition of my work; it’s a sign that I’m doing things well.THROUGH 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 & kids”I have been trying my best to do what is best for the club. It is for what I did on the pitch, but also showed that I liked Sporting CP and took pride in representing the club I represent.”For me it is, and always will be, a privilege to be here and be able to wear the Sporting CP jersey.”You can expect more and better. I promise the same delivery and dedication so we can have more moments of glory as we had last season”.last_img read more

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Tottenham want to raid PSV Eindhoven again for 16-year-old left-back Landfeld

first_imgTOTTENHAM want to raid PSV Eindhoven again for 16-year-old left-back Nawaaz Landfeld.The teenager is yet to make his senior debut for the Dutch giants but is a star of the under-17 side.1 Tottenham are keeping tabs on PSV Eindhoven starlet Nawaaz LandfeldCredit: Getty Images – GettyLandfeld, who has featured as a centre-back, has been plying his trade with PSV’s youth academy since 2016.According to the player himself, he hopes to emulate Real Madrid full-back Marcelo in doing his job defensively and adding to the attack.Spurs struck up a good relationship with PSV after the £27million capture of Steven Bergwijn back in January.The 22-year-old has already enjoyed a fine start to his career in north London following a stunning strike on his debut against Manchester City.Spurs have struggled at left-back this season, with both Ryan Sessegnon and Ben Davies struggling with injuries.Danny Rose has since been loaned to Newcastle while Japhet Tanganga has also been tasked with filling in for Jose Mourinho.MAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesMost 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 Celtic The Special One is gearing up for a hugely important summer with Tottenham facing a fight to secure a Champions League finish this term.Dele Alli’s penalty rescued a 1-1 draw at Burnley to end a run of four losses in all competitions.But Spurs are still languishing in eighth in the table, now just a point above rivals Arsenal, with their European dreams also hanging by a thread in their clash with RB Leipzig.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow for the latest news on SpursTottenham boss Jose Mourinho says he was a lazy football player in his youthlast_img read more

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Spurs reject Kane approach by Barca forcing them into £100m Martinez move

first_imgBARCELONA reportedly turned their attention to signing Inter Milan striker Lautaro Martinez after being knocked back by Tottenham in their approach for Harry Kane.The Blaugrana are understood to be on the lookout for a new centre-forward to replace the ageing Luis Suarez, 33, who has just one year left on his deal at the Nou Camp.2 Barcelona are reportedly only interested in Lautaro Martinez after being knocked back in their approach for Harry KaneAccording to Mundo Deportivo, Barca had identified Kane as their No1 priority having been left impressed by his lethal finishing in front goal.The England skipper has scored 181 goals in 278 games, with the ex-Leyton Orient loanee winning the Premier League Golden Boot on two occasions.It has been claimed that Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu contacted Spurs last year, but Daniel Levy told the Spanish side he was not for sale.This led the LaLiga outfit to look elsewhere, with Inter marksman Martinez now the club’s preferred target.The Argentinian international – who has banged in nine goals in 17 international appearances – has been in inspired form for the Nerazzurri.KANE NOT ABLEIn 31 games in all appearances this season, the 22-year-old has chipped in with 16 goals and four assists.And Mundo Deportivo state that Barca are now ready to push ahead with a move to bring him to Catalonia, but they will not be able to stump up the £100milllion fee.Quique Setien’s side are believed to be in huge debt due to the Covid-19 pandemic, with the club reluctant to refund their season ticket holders.Therefore it has been claimed that Barca will offer Inter players as well as cash in exchange for Martinez.2MOST 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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN 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 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticLionel Messi has publicly lauded his compatriot, as he said: “I think I already mentioned it, that Lautaro is an impressive striker, especially because I think he is a very complete forward.”He is strong, he dribbles well, he scores goals, he knows how to protect the ball.”But well, we will have to see what happens finally with him and with other players.”Arsenal legend Thierry Henry weighs in on Messi vs Ronaldo debatelast_img read more

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Apprentice defeats master in hurdles

first_imgPapua New Guinea won gold and silver in the men’s hurdles, as Wala Gime beat  veteran Mowen Boino to the finish line in a split second finish.Gime who learnt his hurdling trade  under the guidance of Boino at the Port Moresby Athletics Association, clocked 14.80 seconds, while Boino stopped the clock at 14.94s. Tuventino Galoiola of Samoa settled for the bronze medal with a time of 15.50s. Boino, who is competing in his last Pacific Games, thanked the crowd for turning up and also his family. “That is the track where I started and will end here.” He also waved a thank you flag to longtime Port Moresby based coach Naomi Polum for her support over the years.Both PNG medalists are products of Polum and have developed into world class hurdlers representing their country.last_img read more

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Deyverson: “I don’t think much about me, I’m going to give my life”

first_imgBrazil’s Deyverson Silva was introduced on Wednesday as a new Getafe player and said that when he learned about the interest of the club azulón through his representative he was “very happy and very happy” and declared that he will “give his life” for the equipment”.“The Getafe spoke with my representative, who for me is a father too. It was a very fast thing. I was very happy, very happy. I already knew to three players here and I’m already working with the rest, “said the footballer, who arrives on loan from Palmeiras with option to buy at the end seasonal.Deyverson showed from his presentation his way of being, cheerful and fun, moving to the pitch, in addition to delivery what, he insisted, it characterizes him: “I am here because I think my characteristics They are always fighting and fighting. The truth that all my coaches have I asked for this. I’m here for that too. The master asks that of everything the team, not just the strikers, “he said.“I am a player that I am going to help the team a lot, with a lot of desire, a lot of pressure and fighting for the team, I don’t think much about me. I am going to give life “he added. The Brazilian talked about the competition he has in the lead, where there are four players in the squad – Jaime Mata, Jorge Molina, Angel Rodríguez and Enric Gallego-, although the latter is looking for a way out in The winter market.“That competition is very good, really. What matters most is that Getafe wins the game and whoever plays headline does it well; the important is to get the victory, “he said.By last, Deyverson was eager to debut soon with his new team: “I went on vacation in December and I’m prepared Now to play. I have been training since January 6 and I really want of playing. “ LaLiga Santander* Data updated as of January 22, 2020last_img read more

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Beautiful and Llorente, before the opportunity to claim

first_imgAtlético will start the Copa del Rey against Cultural Leonesa with many new features in its eleven. The Cholo will give rest to players of the transcendence of Oblak, Thomas and Morata and others like Adam, Hermoso, Manu Sánchez and Marcos Llorente They will be in the starting lineup. An opportunity to claim and ask for more minutes, mainly in the case of the center and the pivot, since the goal is non-negotiable and in the case of Manu Sánchez is a player of Atleti B. Mario Hermoso accumulated minutes and minutes during the injuries of Savic and Giménez, forming a great couple with Felipe, same couple apparently that in the duel against the Cultural. However, since the return of Montenegrin and the short return of Giménez, who has fallen back injured, Beautiful has disappeared from the team. His ten consecutive full matches were followed by eight short minutes before Osasuna, already with Giménez in the eleven. It was on December 14 and since then he has not had participation again. And that he had played with a great role when he had to be the protagonist. Hermoso replaced the Uruguayan central himself 15 minutes into the game against Leverkusen, where Giménez was injured. After this he completed the duels before Athletic, Alavés, Sevilla, Bayer Leverkusen, Espanyol, Granada, Juventus, Barcelona, ​​Villarreal and Lokomotiv. With the passing of the parties he had been gaining confidence until he became increasingly important, leaving great performances against Barça and Villarreal. He won in placement, strength and kept his great ball out as a strong point regarding its competitors for the position. But the team returns returned him to ostracism and in Copa del Rey he will have the opportunity to show that he is prepared to become important again. In the case of Marcos Llorente has not had an important presence in the eleven during any section of the course. What’s more, it just accumulates three titles and 369 minutes So far this season. In the Spanish Supercup he did step forward, becoming a key piece in the comeback against Barcelona in the semifinals of the tournament. He entered with a 2-1 against the scoreboard and was capital in the third goal of the encounter with an initial robbery that ended up leading to the goal of Correa. In addition, he could do his goal with a spectacular ride, but finally Neto repelled the shot. Since the extension in the final against Real Madrid, he has not returned to participate in the last two league matches of Atlético despite the loss of Koke and the presence of Saul on the left side, so it can be claimed in the duel against the Cultural.last_img read more

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The Greek government changes the law so as not to descend to PAOK

first_imgThe Greek Government has decided to modify the sanctions regime for football teams to avoid the decline of PAOK, first in the classification, and al Xanthi, seventh, for belonging to the same owner, Russian tycoon Ivan Savvidis. The sanction, imposed by the Committee of Professional Sports, unleashed a revolution in Greek football, from which the voices of the world of politics have not been absent, including that of a conservative MEP who was a player and president of PAOK. Finally, it has been the Government itself that has intervened in the situation, replacing the possible declines with sanctions that are limited to economic fines and / or deduction of points in the league classification. “The country cannot afford to be divided because of football“explained Stelios Petsas, a spokesman for the Government, at a press conference. In the soccer field, there has also been a crossroads of accusations between the two biggest soccer clubs in the country, with the suspicion on the part of PAOK that Olympiacos – second in the qualifying table – is behind the decision of the Committee. It’s a statement, the black and white club has asked for the resignation of Lefteris Avgenakis, vice minister of Sports, accusing him of “being an Olympiacos envoy” and “wanting to dirty the club’s history”. Through Twitter, Avgenakis himself said yesterday that the Government accepted the recommendation of the Committee and had to wait to have all the documentation to make a decision on the descent of the equipment.Today, he has encountered an adverse reaction from the Executive. The consequences of these sanctions have reached Brussels, where Theodoros Zagorakis, MEP of New Democracy and former player and former president of PAOK, had threatened to leave the parliamentary group and become independent if the Thessaloniki club was punished with the descent. The response of the Greek executive has been blunt. Just a few hours after his threat he has expelled Zagorakis from the fraction. “The Government does not accept blackmail“Petsas sentenced to the media. The news of the sanctions comes just one day after PAOK reached the leadership of the domestic championship, with a 1-0 victory against the Volos. The Xanthi, meanwhile, is in Full fight to play the Europa League next season.last_img read more

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Juan Ferrando: the unfair end of an impeccable trajectory

first_imgTired of waiting and not seeing results, Juan Ferrando decided to consult other specialists: “They they have found medication, but it will be a while until I can be 100%. “For now, the Spanish sees” flashes, letters or some colors, but reading, for example, is unfeasible. “Nor can he lead an autonomous life:” If I go to any site that I don’t know have to accompany me. I am focused on performing the treatment as rigorously as possible. They haven’t given me dates, but doctors insist that I make daily life as much as possible. “Despite losing his vision, at first Juan Ferrando tried to lead the Volos from the hospital, winning against Panionios and reaping a draw at home against Olympiacos: “I tried until December 22, but they began to emerge internal problems and I decided to separate. ” That was when, despite his delicate state of health, the Spanish began to receive job offers: “There was a club that disputes European competition that was very interested. The president told me she would wait for me and I was very flattered, but I had to say no. We are at the end of January and I remain the same. Doctors say there are improvements internally, but I’m still disabled. “The Volos NFC, a club that Juan Ferrando took from Third to First in just two seasons, worried about his health at first, then nothing. “I don’t take it badly because I know this is so. If you win they behave well with you; if you lose they throw you out. Well this is the same: are you healthy and work? Well; can’t you? Well, then out. When a player the crusader is broken, they also take away the card. It’s Greece, “analyzes the Spaniard after traveling to the Hellenic country to collect the award for best coach of last season. “I am very grateful that you recognize my work, but unfortunately I can’t work and that, for me, is the worst thing there is“sentence. He was coordinator of the football school of Espanyol and the physical trainer of Cesc Fábregas and Robin Van Persie in Arsenal, went through the Cultural and Sports Leonesa and Linares, but it was not until his return to Greece in 2017 when Juan Ferrando (Barcelona, ​​1981) began to make a name for himself as an elite coach. The Catalan took the reins of a Volos NFC who played in Third and, in just two seasons, managed to promote him to the Greek Super League. He was the longest-running coach of Greek football, but his success story took a 180º turn last December, when contracted a bacteria that made him lose his vision.Since then, Juan Ferrando’s life is “shit“. “I can not do anything. I live for treatment. I have to always be free to talk to doctors, pending drops, to be controlled all day. I try to read or watch TV, but I can’t. I can’t do anything, “he says. The Spaniard began to feel bad the first week of December, but it wasn’t until day 8 when he went to the hospital:”I had been told it was nothing, but after a game against Panathinaikos I started to see white lights and decided to go to the doctor. There they told me that what I had was more serious and they moved me to Larissa. They told me that I had a bacteria attached to the corneas and they took me to Thessaloniki, where I stayed for another month and a half without improving anything. “last_img read more

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