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first_imgAt 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.center_img 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, 2018last_img read more

first_imgYinambe 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.last_img

first_imgSponsorship is a major challenge for the development of football in the parish of St Catherine. Despite that, the parish is doing well. That’s the word from Peter Reid, president of the St Catherine Football Association.Reid says football is on the rise in the nation’s biggest parish despite the financial challenge.”The lack of sponsorship does not take away from what we are doing because we have played our under-13, under-15, under-17 and under-20 (competitions) without sponsorship,” he revealed, “and we have FLOW on board for our Major League and our Happy Sutherland (KO).”That latter competition, named for long serving St Catherine football administrator, Lincoln ‘Happy Sutherland’, is the parish’s premier knockout tournament.Despite the strictures, Reid believes the outlook for St Catherine is positive. He pointed out that eight members of the under-15 national girls team came through St Catherine’s football programmes and that St Catherine are national champions in that age group for both boys and girls.”So with a small amount of sponsorship, we are doing well,” he accounted. “But we could do with much more sponsorship.”last_img read more

first_imgGlendora Junior All-American Football and Cheer program has scheduled registration from 9 a.m.-noon, March 17, April 21 and May 12, at the Teen Center. For information, call (626) 963-4100. 160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set!last_img

first_img1 Dani Pacheco, the former Liverpool forward, is on the verge of joining Real Betis.talkSPORT revealed Betis’ interest in the 23-year-old last month and sources in Spain claim he could complete his move by the end of the week.Pacheco is a free agent after completing his one-season stay at Alcorcon and he will remain in the Spanish second tier after spurning advances from La Liga clubs.He is already in Seville to undergo his medical and he is expected to put pen to paper on his contract on Friday having agreed terms already.Pacheco spent six years at Liverpool between 2007 and 2013 but managed only five substitute appearances in the Premier League. Dani Pacheco last_img read more

first_imgFormer Manchester City striker Rodney Marsh believes time is up for Yaya Toure, claiming it would be ‘best for both parties’ if he left the club this summer.Toure has been one of the Premier League’s brightest stars since joining from Barcelona in 2010, and was a key player as the Blues secured two top flight titles in three years.But the Ivory Coast international, along with the entire Man City side, has struggled for form this term and has been constantly linked with a move away since last summer’s infamous ‘birthday cake-gate’.The midfielder’s agent has repeatedly attempted to ramp up interest from other clubs, with Inter Milan, coached by former City boss Roberto Mancini, reportedly interested in the 31-year-old.And club legend Marsh believes the time is right for Toure to move on.“I can see it happening, I think that partnership has run its race,” he told Extra Time.“It’s been that way ever since ‘birthday cake gate’ last year, which was ridiculous. It created an upheaval at the football club and he’s got one of those agents who just can’t stop talking.“It’s sad because in my opinion Yaya Toure is one of the greatest midfield players in the world, or certainly was last season.“But it looks like he’s got the hump now, he’s not happy at Man City and it’s probably best for both parties that he moves on and City bring someone else in.”last_img read more

first_imgThe recipient of the Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award will be announced in the Inishowen Gateway Hotel on Tuesday next, 29 April 2014.Tip O’NeillThe Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award was initiated in 2012 to mark the centenary of the birth of Thomas P. (Tip) O’Neill Speaker of the US House of Representatives and a key contributor to the Irish Peace Process.The Tip O’Neill Irish Diaspora Award is awarded on an annual basis to a selected member of the broad Irish diaspora in recognition of achievements in their own field and of the contribution they have made to Ireland and it’s diaspora. Previous recipients of the award were Niall O’Dowd, Editor of the Irish Voice and Irish Central in 2012 and Govenor Brian Schweitzer of Montana in 2013. THE TIP O’NEILL IRISH DIASPORA AWARD WINNER TO BE ANNOUNCED TUESDAY was last modified: April 24th, 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:donegalTip O’Neill Awardlast_img read more

first_imgGalatasaray are set to open talks with Liverpool regarding the sale of Lucas Leiva.As talkSPORT told you this month, Besiktas have been hoping to land the Brazilian midfielder this month.But now Turkish newspaper AMK have reported that their fierce Istanbul rivals Galatasaray are ready to make their move.Lucas, who has been at Liverpool since 2007, has entered the final year of his contract and is expected to be sold this month to avoid him leaving for nothing in 2017.And it looks as though Turkey could be his next destination with Galatasaray director of football Cenk Ergun due to being discussions in the coming days. Lucas Leiva in action for Liverpool 1last_img read more

first_imgLess than half of the city’s pre-Katrina population of nearly half a million has returned. As a result, candidates have had to travel to cities like Atlanta and Houston, where many evacuees live, to get their message across. The polls have offered little guidance because they account only for residents with home phones in New Orleans – a minority of potential voters. But most observers believe Nagin, who is black, will advance to the runoff against Louisiana Lt. Gov. Mitch Landrieu or executive Ron Forman. Both challengers are white. Four other candidates, considered among the second tier, appeared during a nationally televised debate Monday: corporate lawyer Virginia Boulet, businessman Rob Couhig, the Rev. Tom Watson and former City Councilwoman Peggy Wilson. Whoever is elected faces an enormous task. Four-fifths of the city was flooded, and large parts of New Orleans are still woeful expanses of ruined homes and rusting cars. Rebuilding plans – and the federal money to pay for them – are still being debated. The mayor, who will take office just as hurricane season begins, also will have to deal with the divide between black and white. Some black residents felt abandoned to the rising water after Katrina and fear being left out of the rebuilding efforts. “It’s a challenge for democracy, in my opinion,” Nagin said in a recent interview with The Associated Press. “It’s the first time you’ve had a local citywide election that has statewide scope as well as national scope.”160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREOregon Ducks football players get stuck on Disney ride during Rose Bowl event“They’re competing for a job that’s essentially monumental – rebuilding a destroyed city in an economically constricted environment,” said political analyst Silas Lee. The election, which includes seven City Council seats and other local offices, was originally scheduled to take place Feb. 4 but was postponed because of the damage and dislocation caused by Katrina. Of the city’s 297,000 registered voters, about 20,000 cast ballots early by mail or fax or at satellite voting stations set up around the state. Some voters are expected to drive in from far-flung cities today. Several hundred planned to arrive from Atlanta on buses provided by the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s former church, Ebenezer Baptist Church. The turnout is being closely watched by civil rights groups, which have questioned whether the election in a city that was once two-thirds black will be fair with so many black voters scattered around the country. NEW ORLEANS – New Orleans residents will cast ballots for mayor today for the first time since Hurricane Katrina, choosing the candidate they want to oversee one of the biggest and most complex urban reconstruction projects in U.S. history. Twenty-two candidates – including Mayor Ray Nagin, who has been criticized in some quarters for his sometimes-shaky leadership during the storm and his shoot-from-the-hip style – will appear on the ballot in the first municipal election since Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast on Aug. 29. If no candidate gets more than 50 percent, a runoff between the top two vote-getters will be held on May 20. The winner will lead this battered city for the next four years and will face a host of politically and racially fraught choices about what to rebuild and where. last_img read more

first_imgLook up the word ‘joker’ in the dictionary and chances are there’s a picture of Cliffy Kelly.Good man Cliffy! Make sure they’re all out.Well the joke is on the big fella today as he celebrates his 40th birthday.He may live along the sun-kissed coastline of downtown Dunfanaghy but Michael (yes some people don’t know that’s his real name) is very much carved from the streets of Letterkenny. Always a smile and a gag, we’re still not sure if all this talk of him being 40 is the biggest wisecrack yet.Now 50 we might believe!Wherever you are big fella, have a great day from your friends at DD!Now just send on the money Cliffy because that’s a free advert if we ever heard one.  CLIFFY HITS THE BIG 4-0 – AND THAT’S 100%! was last modified: July 27th, 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:40th birthdayCliffy Kellylast_img read more