At the bottom of the second, a well-placed bunt from McNeese’s Jacob Stracner was fumbled by pitcher Ridge Heisler to load the bases with one out for McNeese. However, the Demons would escape as Selman grounded out to a double play to end the inning. McNeese got its first hit since the third inning at the top of the seventh with a Brett Whelton double with two outs. Anderson again escaped as Stracner flied out to right center to end the inning. Northwestern State will face the winner of today’s noon matchup between No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana and No. 7 Nicholls tomorrow at 4 p.m. CT. McNeese will face the loser at 9 a.m. Anderson had racked up eight strikeouts in six innings for the Cowboys to help keep the game knotted at one run apiece. The teams reached the ninth with the score still 2-1 in favor of Northwestern State. With one out, Julian Gonzales came in to pinch hit for Hunter Racca with one out but flied into a double play to right field to end the game with a 2-1 Demons win. Box Score | ESPN+ Replay | Highlights | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – The third seeded Northwestern State Demons came out on top in the Southland Conference Baseball Tournament opener, defeating No. 6 McNeese 2-1 to advance in the winner’s bracket. Aidan Anderson came on to pitch for the Cowboys after Grant Anderson had given up two earned runs on five hits through seven innings. On the other side, Dan Hlad took over for Heisler on the Demons’ mound with two outs in the top of the eighth. Heisler’s day was completed with one earned run and four strikeouts against 30 batters faced. The Cowboys got on the board in the first inning as a Dustin Duhon single to center field sent Joe Provenzano home for a 1-0 lead. Northwestern State responded in the bottom of the first. Kwan Adkins got on base with a single before a Tyler Smith triple cleared the way for a 1-1 tie. Grant Anderson would fan the next two batters to end the opening frames.BSB: @McNeeseBaseball started the scoring in top 1st, as Duhon singled to plate Provenzano. 1-0 Cowboys over NSU early. #GeauxPokes #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/NA0F6lBYI6— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018 Despite holding a 9-6 advantage on hits throughout the game, the Cowboys left seven total runners on base.BSB: An odd double play ended this one. Hit and run gone awry for McNeese. @NSUDemonsBSB wins 2-1. Demons advance to 4 pm game Thursday vs. SLU-Nicholls winner. Cowboys head to elimination game 9 am Thursday vs. that game’s loser. pic.twitter.com/QcTLgwyAWO— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018 The Demons got the go-ahead runner on third base with no outs in the bottom of the seventh. J.P. Lagreco notched a double of his own down the infield line before advancing to third on a Luke Watson single. Lenni Kunert grounded into a double play to shortstop but Lagreco would plate to break the stalemate 2-1 with two outs.BSB: Go-ahead run came in the 7th for @NSUDemonsBSB. Kunert grounded into a double play, but it still scored Lagreco. 2-1 NSU over McNeese, which would hold up as the final. #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/TyAM3X4tnS— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 23, 2018
BULGARIAN legend Dimitar Berbatov reflected on his prolific premier league partnership with ex-Republic of Ireland hitman, Robbie Keane.Berbatov signed for Spurs from Bayer Leverkusen for £10.9 million in 2006 and was a huge hit in the white half of north London.1 Robbie Keane celebrates with Dimitar BerbatovCredit: Times Newspapers LtdHe teamed up with Irish star Robbie Keane and the pair formed an exciting understanding at White Hart Lane for two years.The pair were also pivotal is Tottenham’s League Cup success in 2007 – beating Chelsea 2-1 in the final at Wembley.The dynamic duo shared the April ‘player of the month’ award in 2007 with Keane going on to score 22 goals that season – and Berbatov 23.The following year, both would go on to score 23 goals apiece – as well as helping Tottenham to their last piece of silverware.MOVED ONKeane moved on to Liverpool in the summer of 2008 while Berbatov made a contentious deadline day move to Manchester United in the same transfer window.However, the Bulgarian forward remembers his time paying with Keane fondly – admitting they did not need to speak much as because of the superb understanding of how each other approached the game.Speaking to the BBC about his time at the club, Berbatov said: “My relationship with Keano…we didn’t speak much. I can’t really explain, but our understanding on the pitch just clicked.”MORE IN SPORTCommentPHIL 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 CelticThe Bulgarian ace has previously praised Keane and paid tribute to him when he was inducted into the RTE Sport Hall of Fame in 2017.Talking to ESPN at the time, he said: “Robbie was so passionate, always running, while I ran in my head, trying to anticipate the moves and see where the ball was going to go before it went there,” he said.“That’s what good players do. We complemented each other very well and scored so many beautiful goals,” he added.
NEWCASTLE fans are allowed to get excited with prospective new owner Mohammed bin Salman’s funds set to dwarf those of his Premier League rivals.The Sunday Times has published its Rich List 2020 and it makes for interesting reading where football is concerned.5 Newcastle fans will be getting excited at some mega money coming in from Mohammed bin SalmanCredit: PA:Press Association5Top of the pile in the Premier League is Everton’s Alisher Usmanov, with an estimated wealth of £11.7bn.He of course used to own shares in Arsenal, but sold them off to Stan Kroenke.Although Farhad Moshiri is listed as the Toffees owner, Usmanov “is now trying to pour money”.But with Bin Salman part of the Saudi Arabia Public Investment Fund and worth £320bn, Magpies supporters will be praying the £300m takeover goes through.The Glazer family at Manchester United, Sheikh Mansour at Manchester City Kroenke at Arsenal and Liverpool owners John Henry and Tom Werner don’t feature as “they are not resident in the UK and the majority of their business assets are based overseas, rather than registered on the London stock exchange”.5 Roman Abramovich turned Chelsea into a Premier League superpower when he ploughed his millions inCredit: AFP or licensors5 Could Mike Ashley finally be set to sell up at Newcastle?Credit: PA:Press AssociationBrighton owner Tony Bloom, Wolves supremo Guo Chuanchang, Aston Villa’s Nassef Sawiris, Leicester’s Srivaddhanaprabha family, Gao Jisheng at Southampton, Crystal Palace’s Joshua Harris also didn’t fit the Sunday Times’ criteria.Roman Abramovich features at the top end, as he has done since he took over Chelsea in 2003, with an estimated wealth of £10.2bn.Tottenham have THREE entries, Joe Lewis in third at £4bn, David Pearl at seven with £500m and chairman Daniel Levy in ninth at £329m.West Ham’s much-criticised duo David Sullivan (£1.1bn) and David Gold (£460m) come in a sixth and eighth respectively.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 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 Celtic5The Premier League are yet to approve the £300million Toon takeover after they received new documents over piracy accusations.It has been claimed that the evidence establishes a clear link between the Saudi state and a pirate TV service which streams sporting events illegally.And SunSport has exclusively revealed how unrest is growing among top-flight clubs about the possible takeover, with at least ten teams believed to have concerns.Trevor Sinclair is excited about the Newcastle Utd take over from Saudi consortium involving Mohammed bin Salman
Yinambe continued his form tonight finishing strong coming second in the last event in the decathlon which was the 1500 metres race.Yinambe collected a total of 6288 points followed by New Caledonia’s Lilian Garcon with 6182 points. The bronze medal went to Tonga’s Soape Polutele with 5102 points.
As Ernesto Valverde already admitted, Marc André Ter Stegen has practically impossible to reach the Spanish Super Cup. At least, to the semifinal. Five days after the match against Atlético de Madrid, the German, who draws a tendinopathy on his right knee, also did not train in the open session held by Barcelona in the Estadi Johan Cruyff. It was the great absent next to Arthur, who continues with his pubic problems, and Dembélé, who continues with the recovery of his fracture in the biceps femoris of the right thigh. Ter Stegen could travel to Arabia with the rest of the squad and continue his recovery there to, perhaps, wait for the final if he could not play against Atlético. It is more logical to think, however, that the German international will finish his treatment and reappear against Granada on January 19. Thus, it would have been almost a month since his last appearance against Alavés. A time really prudential for the conservative treatment on his left knee to take effect.
No one doubts that Kroos He deserved the renovation that was so questioned at the end of last season. Then, the German showed a languid football that triggered the alarms on which he had been, next to Modric, the true locomotive of Madrid of the four European Cups won in five years. But the contribution of Kroos is not only being limited in recent meetings to the offensive facet. On Wednesday, apart from those more than one hundred passes and giving two assists for the first two goals (to Varane and Lucas Vázquez), He again taught a lesson on how to make high blood pressure by stealing the ball that resulted in precisely that second goal. His four goals and eight assists have given Madrid a lot this season. One of his many, the Olympic corner against Valencia in the Super Cup, He put the team on the way to the first title of the campaign. Further, their goals and assists have been six points in the league (his last pass to Nacho against Valladolid gave another cystic match) and four in Champions. To date and in this course, Kroos has participated in 12 goals (four goals and eight assists). He has already passed his records last season (one goal and six assists) and put him on the road to match what has been done other campaigns: five goals and ten assists in 17-18, four and 16 in 16-17, one and 13 in 15-16 and two and 14 in 14-15 . A world crack that came from Bayern for only 25 million euros.Wednesday was Ceballos he who surrendered at his feet with this tweet … Torpedo Müllerthe Kaiser Beckenbauerthe Abyssinian Breitner… Y Kroos the Architect. The German midfielder has pulled the tiralíneas this season and is being more architect than ever, the man who designs the football of the Zidane team over the field. Before him Saragossa, in Cup, he gave a recital again and his good performances have already become a custom since he renewed his contract (until 2023). There were 104 passes in La Romareda! He hit the 95% of them (up to 99). But it is surprising that those 104 passes have not been this season’s record for him, and that gives an idea of how important it is being in construction. In the League match against Valencia he gave 109, in the Super Cup, also against Valencia, 107, and against PSG 105 …
Spaniards Roberto Carballés and Pedro Martínez had been eradicated on Wednesday by the Norwegian Casper Ruud and Serbian Dusan Lajovic, respectively, in the Argentine Open, the ATP 250 performed in Buenos Aires.Ruud and Lajovic certified for the quarterfinals of the event.Additionally they obtained their ticket for the following occasion on Wednesday the Portuguese Pedro Sousa, who beat Slovakian Jozef Kovalik 7-6 (3) and 7-6 (5), and Brazilian Thiago Monteiro, which beat Croatian Borna Coric 6-4 and 7-6 (6).Sousa and Monteiro will face one another in quarters.Carballes fell to Rudd 6-1 and 6-0. The Norwegian will play towards Lajovic, who beat Martinez by a double 7-6 (6)The spherical of 16 will conclude on Thursday.Argentines Diego Schwartzman and Federico Delbonis will play one another, in addition to the locals Facundo Bagnis and Guido Pella.The one Spanish left in the event, Albert Ramos, will face Uruguayan Pablo Cuevas, and the Serbian Laslo Djere would be the rival of Argentine Juan Ignacio Londero.The Argentine Open, which is performed on clay on the Buenos Aires Garden Tennis Membership, will finish this Sunday
Pablo Carreño took one other step ahead in Rotterdam by beating the pearl of Italian tennis, Jannik Sinner (18 and 79th in the world) and will play on Saturday the semifinals of the Dutch ATP 500. The Gijón wanted three units, with a ultimate tiebreaker, (7-5, 3-6 and 7-6 (6) in 2h: 44) to bend with nice effort to the present champion of the NextGen ATP Finals. Carreño had issues along with his service, however was ready to save up to 12 break factors (match two) and break Sinner’s serve a few instances in seven makes an attempt. In the third set, the Spaniard missed three match balls with 5-4 to the relaxation and had to save the furnishings in the tiebreaker after beginning the decisive sleeve with a 3-Zero in his favor. In that ultimate destiny, it was the transalpine child who had two factors to win with 6-4, however misplaced the final 4 factors and, consequently, the match.Carreño, who eradicated Bautista in the spherical of 16, will probably be measured in the semifinals with the winner of the duel between Aljaz Bedene (3-2 for the Slovenian in the stability sheet) and the Canadian Felix Auger-Aliassime (they’ve by no means crossed).
Navarro does not want to give up his emoluments, the Vitorian club does not want to share the salary with the Poles and the historic Gornik Zabrze is not willing to face the player’s salary alone. There are days, in any case, to resolve an issue that can only leave complicated situations if you are still in Vitoria. Rafa Navarro and Alavés are negotiating with Gornik Zabrze of Poland. In this Central European country the market closes on March 2. The Sevillian player comes from Sochaux-Montbeliard and plays right back. He has an important salary and in January there have been clubs that have asked about his situation but he has not reached an economic agreement with him and with Alavés. The Sevillian footballer lives the day-to-day life of the Asier Garitano team and has a number on the official website of the club. But the Gipuzkoan technician does not count on him or for the calls. Nor is the sports director too interested in giving prominence within the entity. His contract came over the albiazul project in France and the smartest thing would be to reach an agreement for disengagement.A few weeks ago he suffered a sprained knee and is now reluctant. But the Poles are looking for a right-hand side since Boris Sekulic has left for the Chicago Fire of the MLS and right now, according to the Alava News Newspaper, he only has a youth player and an Icelandic player who does not enter the plans of the Polish coach.
CardsReferee: Eduardo Prieto IglesiasVAR Referee: Carlos del Cerro GrandeDavid Lopez (15 ‘, Yellow) David Lopez (24 ‘, Red) Marc Roca (35 ‘, Yellow) Embarba (78 ‘, Yellow) Darder (87 ‘, Yellow) Raul Garcia (87 ‘, Yellow Goals1-0, 76 ‘: Sandro, 2-0, 82 ‘: Sergi Guardiola, 2-1, 92 ‘: Embarba Regarding the penalty indicated to Espanyol, the Real Valladolid coach said that, although he came to plan the ghost of fear, they are situations that “they try to work, as well as the responsibility to go ahead, to gain more confidence and to evolve” and He thinks they managed it “better.”“We hope that we do not lose this oxygen ball and that these situations are better managed to make that quality leap, because normally, when you are calmer, you play better football”, Sergio clarified, who recalled that “there are thirteen games and still a lot to go.”As for the performance of Raúl Carnero, one of the players who arrived after the winter market, commented: “He is giving what he thought he was going to give, because he manages the times, has character and brings experience”, which has The team came very well.Sergio González was also “very happy” by the players “Because it means taking a blow on the table so that they can be trusted again, in case some did not do it”, and because, as he pointed out, “they always show their faces and have competed to the fullest”.“I still think that neither having won we are saved, nor descended if we had lost, because there is a lot of fabric and, although the journey is still good, there is much to say. I hope we can take advantage of this momentum to link a positive dynamic and continue adding victories”he asserted.AbelardThe Espanyol coach, Gijón Abelardo Fernández, said Sunday, after losing to Valladolid (2-1) at the José Zorrilla stadium, that they were “annoyed” but also warned that “thirteen League games remain” and the objective must be “keep fighting until the end”.As the Asturian coach said, the defeat against Valladolid has been “hard”, being against an opponent “who would have gotten into the fight for salvation”, but clarified that “being 65 minutes with one player less is difficult” and , in this sense, indicated that “the first card was not and conditioned very much what happened next”.In his opinion, “the worst was 2-0”, because with one goal, “any play could have allowed them to enter the game” and, although he admitted that his team “did not start well” and that they “lacked to have the ball “, he also stressed that Real Valladolid” did not create occasions “either.“They dominated territorially but without danger, because the team defended well, until the wear allowed the opponent to find a loophole, which is when he scored both goals”, the Asturian technician analyzed.Asked about whether the team notes Raúl de Tomás’s absence, Abelardo said that “there was a spectacular game against Sevilla and he was not there” and, although he admitted that it is “An important player, there are others who are doing well and give everything they have for the group.”Finally, regarding the morale of the “parakeet troop”, after the blow suffered in Europe and the league defeat this Sunday against Real Valladolid, said that “You can leave or continue fighting until the last day, which is what is going to be done, because there are thirteen games left and I still believe in my players”he concluded. Valladolid accumulated players ahead of the ball, created a premeditated chaos in which Carnero left his band, got in and shot hard in a pitch that Diego López cleared. Then Sandro entered quickly to hit with the left leg and put the ball in the net. The encounter did not change. Sandro was able to do the second before Unal sneaked to the right, faced Diego Lopez and he knocked him down, however, the ball came to Sergi Guardiola who pushed the ball into goal to make the 2-0 and, supposedly, sentence.However, as Real Valladolid does not know how to win without suffering, in minute 92, the VAR warned the braid, in a play traced to that of Granada last week, and punished Olivas penalty by hand. Embarba took advantage without problems in the only goal shot of this second part, but the game was already over. Valladolid flees from the area below and adds 29 points, while Espanyol keeps 19.Sergio GonzalezReal Valladolid coach Sergio González was “satisfied” on Sunday for the victory against Espanyol, because it was “very necessary”, so much that he made both teams go “tense, gripped and self-conscious”, but his team achieved the success to add the three points.“These types of matches also serve to forge you and make you stronger. Today the important thing was the victory and, although there have been better matches, it has been right, which is what was needed”, added the Catalan coach, who admitted that he wanted to “risk” with the entry of Sandro, being one more.In addition, there is the circumstance that Sandro’s departure was effective, as he jumped to the pitch “with the appropriate frequency and eager to compete” and the goal has allowed him to “claim”, as well as Guardiola, who He added the second goal to the Blanquivioleta locker.In addition, the good encounter made by the other striker, Enes Ünal, is added, but Sergio González clarified that “In order to get all three together, you have to give yourself the right match, which happens rarely”. In a match with few occasions, Real Valladolid took the victory against Espanyol (2-1) because it dominated the ball and generated more chances, almost all, because the Abelardo team, who played 65 minutes with one less, gave a very poor image, he barely approached the opposing goal and could only score after a penalty in which the VOR room notified Prieto Iglesias of the maximum penalty that Embarba was responsible for marking on the discount.And is that in the encounter of fear of losing, the Blue and Whites left very close to Diego López, trying to force a pucelano error to go against. Basically it went well, the local danger came only in distant balls that did not concern the Spanish goal. Only Plano made him intervene because the shots of Alcaraz or Moyano marched away and Unal’s header was too tender. In the opposite goal, Masip barely participated. Only Calleri in a strange play, in which he was enabled, headed very weakly. And is that Abelardo’s team took another step back with the expulsion of David López, double yellow, in the 24th minute, while the pucelanos moved the ball from side to side, but without verticality, without danger.In the second part, Real Valladolid left with one more march, which brought him closer to the opposite goal, but also opened the way for Espanyol to reach Masip’s goal more. The Valladolid people pushed, but without creating too much danger and only the entry of Sandro and Hervías gave another rhythm to those of Sergio González. The canary, who did not score in the league since November 3, came out very plugged in to try to overtake his own. ChangesSandro (63 ‘, Míchel), Adrià Pedrosa (69 ‘, Jonathan Calleri), Boiling (71 ‘, Oscar Plano), Fede (79 ‘, Toni Villa), Iturraspe (84 ‘, Marc Roca), Ferreyra (84 ‘, Wu Lei)