McGruder, King Win Men’s Outdoor Weekly Awards

first_imgThe Demons and Lions both head to Austin next for the Texas Relays from March 28-31. Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Devin King, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – Kentwood, La.King broke a 20-year-old facility record in the pole vault with a first-place height of 18-01.75 at UL Lafayette’s Louisiana Classics last weekend. The vault ranks second in the conference and third nationally behind his nation-best mark of 18-08.25 at the Tulane Early Bird Twilight earlier this season. It was the second time he has broken a facility record this season and was his second gold medal in the event this year. Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Michael McGruder, Northwestern State – Sr. – Forrest City, Ark.McGruder ran the 11th fastest time in the nation (10.43) and the fastest time in the conference this past weekend at the TCU Invitational in the 100m. He is 13th in the nation in the 200m and has the second fastest time in the conference (21.02) behind teammate Amir James (20.97). The Forrest City, Ark., native also ran a leg in the 4x100m relay, which ran the third fastest time in the nation (39.57) and the fastest time in the conference. This time is second all-time in conference history behind former Southland member Louisiana Tech’s time of 39.36 and is the fastest by any current Southland member. McGruder is ranked eighth in the NCAA East Outdoor Qualifying List in the 100m (10.43), seventh in the 200m (21.02), and first in the 4×1 relay (39.57). Honorable Mention: Cesar Gonzalez, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Kerry Gleason, Stephen F. Austin; Daniel Shelton, Houston Baptist. 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: James Manders, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Cedric Paul, Northwestern State; Morgan Knight, Abilene Christian. FRISCO, Texas – Northwestern State senior Michael McGruder and Southeastern Louisiana senior Devin King are the Southland Conference’s Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Athletes of the Week are presented by UniversalCoin.com.last_img read more

Juancho Hernangómez signs for Minnesota Timberwolves after a crazy four-way transfer

first_imgAs American media advances The athletic Y ESPN, accustomed to announce all the news about transfers in the NBA, Houston Rockets, Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks and Denver Nuggets have crystallized a convoluted agreement that has taken Hernangómez to the Timberwolves along with Malik Beasley and Jarred Vanderbilt, who also change Denver for Minnesota.In this way, the panorama of the Spanish international changes radically, which goes from an aspiring ring franchise to another that occupies the penultimate position of the Western Conference after chaining 12 consecutive defeats. It will be a ‘wolf’ as Ricky Rubio already was for several years and his personal goal will be to increase his prominence within a season with few opportunities so far. The Spanish forward leaves after three and a half seasons in DenverThe operation involves 12 players and four different franchises The Spanish forward Juancho Hernangómez has been transferred to Minnesota Timberwolves, his second NBA franchise after wearing the Denver Nuggets jersey for three and a half seasons, after a complex transfer that has involved four teams and a total of 12 players.center_img Photo: Getty last_img read more

Operation Neuer could end in failure

first_imgBut according to Bild, Negotiations are not on the right track and could be blown up, as they are unable to approach positions. It’s not about money, since he himself spoke yesterday about the need to make cuts in the salaries of the staff so that the club’s employees most affected by the crisis in the coronavirus can get ahead: “We are privileged and we must accept cuts.” Manuel Neuer He has been one of the best goalkeepers in the world for the past decade. The goalkeeper of Bayern Munich it will be exactly ten years next year under the sticks of the most successful club in the Bundesliga (in 2011 they paid 30 million euros to Schalke 04 for him), but also ends his contract that same season. That is why club and footballer are talking to expand that agreement. one Bundesliga* Data updated as of March 26, 2020 In addition, the German team, in which he plays, has donated another 2.5 million euros to the cause. Being a starter on Joachim Löw’s team does seem to interest him a lot, since in recent months he has starred in a public spike with Marc-André ter Stegen (Barcelona) which has created debate across the country.The problem seems to be the length of what would be his new contract. Neuer wants it to be long-lasting, but Bayern is aware that he is already 33 years old and thinks that the best thing is to keep renewing him little by little. That should not have pleased the German goalkeeper and now it seems that the negotiations to renew him are in danger. In any case, there is still plenty of room for conversations to get back on track.This season, until the break came, he wore 38 goals conceded in 37 official matchess with his club (an average of 1.03 goals per game), leaving his goal at zero fifteen times, four of them in Champions League.last_img read more

FSJ Disc Sports Club members take part in Swancity Showdown

first_imgFORT ST. JOHN, B.C. – Members of the FSJ Disc Sports Club were down in Grande Prairie on the weekend for the Swancity Showdown.It was a good showing as a handful of members represented Fort St. John and were able to place well in a number of divisions.Jenna Stoksman placed 2nd and Elena Warkentin placed 3rd in the Advanced Ladies division.- Advertisement -Aiden Mosselman and Alex Adkins tied for 3rd place in the Intermediate division.In the Advanced division, Josh Stokmans placed 4th, Tim Atchison placed 5th, and Brant Churchill placed 6th.last_img

MAN ARRESTED BY DONEGAL GARDAI OVER ALLEN MURDER

first_imgA man has been arrested in connection with the murder of Andrew Allen in Buncrana in February.Mr Allen, 24, was blasted to death when a gang shot through the windows of his rented home.A man in his 50s, believed to be from Northern Ireland, is being detained at Buncrana Garda station. The man was arrested this morning and is being held under Sec 50 of the Criminal Justice Act.The Republican Action Against Drugs claimed they killed the father of two because he was a drug dealer – a claim denied by his family.The man is the first person to be arrested in connection with the killing which shocked people on both sides of the border.      MAN ARRESTED BY DONEGAL GARDAI OVER ALLEN MURDER was last modified: April 6th, 2012 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)last_img read more

MAJOR ACCIDENT SET TO CAUSE LONG TRAFFIC DELAYS

first_imgThe emergency services have rushed to the scene of a road crash on the outskirts of Lifford this evening.The accident, between a truck and a car, happened just after 5.30pm.It is not thought that anybody has been seriously injured but at least one person has been taken to hospital. However major tailbacks are expected on what is one of Donegal’s busiest roads.The accident happened close to the Rosgier Inn.Gardai, the ambulance service and the fire service are now at the scene.Traffic was diverted on the Letterkenny side of the accident in the direction of Ballindrait while vehicles travelling from Lifford were being directed towards Porthall and St Johnston. An eye witness said there are now major tailbacks.“It looks like the accident involved a truck without a container behind it and a car. I’m not sure how it happened.“All I now is that until they get the wreckage cleaned up there are going to be some major tailbacks,” he said. MAJOR ACCIDENT SET TO CAUSE LONG TRAFFIC DELAYS was last modified: November 24th, 2013 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:accidentGardaiLiffordlast_img read more

COUNCIL FORCED TO DEPLOY SNOW PLOUGH TO BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD

first_imgDonegal County Council has been forced to deploy a snow plough and gritter to make several trips on the back of Errigal road due to heavy snowfall there.Traffic has been reduced to one lane with the roadside coming from Letterkenny to Dunlewey particularly bad.Caution has been urged as more snow could fall on this high ground later. Snow has also reported in Gortahork and Derryconner areas. The Muckish Road to Falcarragh is impassable in places with cars being forced to turn back after attempting to travel earlier.A thaw is starting but the back of Errigal could freeze again tonight. COUNCIL FORCED TO DEPLOY SNOW PLOUGH TO BACK OF ERRIGAL ROAD was last modified: February 12th, 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:Donegal County CouncilERRIGAL ROADsnow ploughlast_img read more

Women’s Golf Begins Fall Season At Redbird Invite on Sunday

first_img Live Scoring Story Links Fourth-year head coach Rachael Pruett returns five players from last season including senior Grace Dunn, who led Drake in six tournaments. She posted a round average of 77.8 over 26 rounds and 11 rounds of 75 or less. Other returners include juniors Aimee Gerschke, Sigurlaug Jonsdottir and Reilly Krohe and sophomore Sam Paulak. Following the Redbird Invitational, Drake returns the state of Illinois for the Loyola Fall Invitational on Sept. 17-18.   Print Friendly Version “I’m looking forward to seeing this team compete. Qualifying was intense and competitive, and I’m excited to see the ladies push each other to be their best,” said Pruett. “I’m optimistic about what we can accomplish this season. Our focus remains on the process and what we can control. If we stay disciplined and give our very best effort, the results will take care of itself.”center_img The 54-hole event features a 15-team field including, Akron, Ball State, Bowling Green, Bradley, Butler, Drake, Eastern Kentucky, Evansville, Illinois State, Illinois Wesleyan, Loyola, Northern Illinois, Ohio and Western Illinois. DES MOINES, Iowa – The Drake University women’s golf team opens its fall season Sunday, Sept. 9 at the Redbird Invitational, hosted by Illinois State. The team welcomes three newcomers, UNC Ashville transfer Erica Olberding and freshmen Kristen Giles and Haeri Lee.last_img read more

Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions

first_imgA man who made a number of calls to the local ambulance service was found by Gardai crossing four lanes of busy traffic.Sean Fahy, 47, had contacted the local emergency services on August 24th last on a number of occasions.He appeared at Letterkenny District Court yesterday charged under the Public Order Act. The court was told that Gardai eventually caught up with Fahy crossing four lanes of traffic from the Clanree Hotel to the Dry Arch Complex on the outskirts of Letetrkenny.Gardai found that Mr Fahy was intoxicated and was arrested after he was abusive to Gardai.Inspector Michael Harrison told the court that the accused man had a total of 116 previous convictions, many of which were for public order and traffic violations.Solicitor Michael Shiel said his client had battled alcohol for many years but had now remained sober for the past three months. He is trying to put his life back together and volunteers at the local White Oaks Rehabilitation Centre and also at a local charity shop.He said he also visits his elderly parents who live in Galway.Judge Paul Kelly adjourned the case until January 19th to monitor Mr Fahy’s behaviour and also relaxed his bail conditions so that the accused would have to sign on at Letterkenny Garda station just one day each week.Drunk man caught crossing four lanes of traffic had 116 convictions was last modified: November 8th, 2016 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)last_img read more

Sadness as legendary sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies

first_imgPopular sports presenter Jimmy Magee has died, aged 82.The veteran broadcaster, known as the ‘Memory Man’, died overnight in hospital after his health declined in recent months.He also wrote a column for The Sunday World and has been with the paper since it first opened in the 70s. Jimmy’s work ethic and passion for sport was the stuff of legend. The RTE commentator covered an astonishing 12 World Cups and 11 Olympic Games during his illustrious career and since the first edition of the Sunday World in 1973, his column or quiz has appeared in every single publication since.Jimmy is survived by his two daughters – Linda and Patricia – and son Mark. He lost his other son Paul to motor neuron disease at the age of 51 in 2008 and his wife, Marie, passed away at the age of 54 in 1989.“He was a legend of Irish sports journalism,” said the Sunday World’s John Brennan. “His column or his quiz has appeared in every single Sunday World paper since 1973. He never missed a week.“He was great fun. He loved questions with little tricks in them and he came into our office every week armed with his latest list to try and catch us out.” Sadness as legendary sports commentator Jimmy Magee dies was last modified: September 20th, 2017 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:deathJimmy MageeRTESportlast_img read more