Home Run Derby Returns, Opens Baseball Tournament Week

first_imgTickets are $10 at the gate, and admission is free for students attending Southland Conference institutions (all schools, even those not competing) and children under the age of five. Sam Houston State (29-20, 18-9 SLC) currently sits atop the standings, followed by Incarnate Word, Central Arkansas and Southeastern Louisiana in a three-way tie for second at 17-10. Northwestern State, McNeese and Stephen F. Austin are knotted at fifth at 14-13, and Nicholls is slated to be the last team in with a 13-14 record. The home run derby will provide opportunities for local youth players to participate and interact with college student-athletes, as teams will be allowed on the field to shag balls. Youth baseball groups interested in being a part of the event may contact Emily Honeycutt in the Southland Conference office (972-422-9500, ext. 100). Fireworks will accompany each home run and the final trophy presentation. The winner will receive a custom Southland championship belt. Northwestern State’s J.P. Lagreco won the inaugural derby in 2018, defeating Houston Baptist’s Spencer Halloran in a swing-off. Lagreco swatted 20 home run in his four-minute first round, and Halloran forced the playoff after a replay decision gave him an extra run and forced a tie at the top spot. SUGAR LAND, Texas – The Southland Conference will host its second-annual home run derby at Constellation Field to kick off the 2019 Southland Baseball Tournament in Sugar Land, Texas. The event will take place on Tuesday, May 21, beginning at 6:30 p.m. CT.center_img The home run derby will feature one select player from each of the eight participating tournament teams. Doors will open at 6 p.m. with the No. 8 seed team’s batter stepping in the box at 6:35 p.m. This event is scheduled for the eve of the 2019 Southland Conference Baseball Tournament, which returns to Constellation Field for the fourth consecutive year and fifth overall. Northwestern State won the 2018 tournament with a 7-5 win over New Orleans in the championship game. Constellation Field, home of the Atlantic League’s Sugar Land Skeeters, is a 7,500-seat park which opened in 2012. The dimensions are 325 feet to left field, 348 feet to right field and 405 feet to center. It was the home of the 2013 and 2015-18 Southland tournaments and will serve as the host site through 2019.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES VETERINARY INSPECTION TEAM FOR 2019 AUTUMN MEET, 23-DAY STAND OPENS ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.

first_imgSANTA ANITA ANNOUNCES VETERINARY INSPECTION TEAM FOR 2019 AUTUMN MEET, 23-DAY STAND OPENS ON FRIDAY, WITH FIRST POST TIME AT 1 P.M.ARCADIA, Calif. (Sept. 23, 2019)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will be served by a highly respected team of equine veterinarians as it readies for its 23-day Autumn Meet opener this Friday, Sept. 27. Under the auspices of Dr. Dionne Benson, Chief Veterinary Officer for The Stronach Group (TSG), a team of seven individuals (including Benson and Santa Anita’s primary Track Veterinarian, Dr. Dana Stead) will oversee every aspect of Santa Anita’s training and racing operation.With Santa Anita leading the way in terms of training and veterinary protocols and equine best practices, Dr. Benson’s team will be reviewing all horses that have given 48 hour notice to workout, on either the one mile main track or six furlong training track, as well as reviewing all horses that are entered to run in races.Additionally, this team, which consists of Dr. Benson, Dr. Laurie Bohanan (Santa Anita Senior Veterinarian), Dr. April Mauro, Dr. Jay Deluhery and Dr. Fernanda Machada, will also be assisted by Dr. Stead (who will mark his 10-year anniversary at Santa Anita in October) and TSG Veterinarian, Dr. Robert O’Neill.In addition to reviewing past performance, workout patterns and veterinary records, this team will continue to observe horses as they go to and exit both the main track and training track each morning, as well as observe horses as they go through their daily routines, be it jogging, galloping or breezing.All horses that are entered to run will physically inspected at their respective barns and selected horses will be inspected as a part of the 48 hour workout review process.For additional information on Santa Anita’s 2019 Autumn Meet, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

SANTA ANITA TO OFFER $1 MILLION GUARANTEE IN SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CALIFORNIA CUP PROGRAM IS AT 12:30 P.M.

first_imgSANTA ANITA TO OFFER $1 MILLION GUARANTEE IN SATURDAY’S 20 CENT SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL; FIRST POST TIME FOR NINE-RACE CALIFORNIA CUP PROGRAM IS AT 12:30 P.M. $500,000 GUARANTEED IN SATURDAY’S 50 CENT LATE PICK 4  ARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 17, 2020)–Santa Anita Park has announced it will guarantee $1 million in Saturday’s 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot, which will be comprised of races four through nine.  With five stakes highlighting the nine-race California-Cup program, four of which will be included in the Rainbow Six, fans will have plenty of lucrative betting opportunities on a card consisting exclusively of California-bred or sired horses.Additionally, Santa Anita will guarantee $500,000 in Saturday’s 50 cent Late Pick 4, will begin with race six.First post time on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m., with approximate post time for race four, leg one in the Rainbow Six, set at 2:04 p.m. PT.Admission gates will open at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Hugo Lloris suffers dislocated elbow and will return to London after assessment

first_imgHUGO LLORIS has not broken his arm but HAS dislocated his elbow, Tottenham have confirmed.The Tottenham keeper has been released from hospital after a horror injury saw his elbow buckle out of shape after a fall in the 3-0 defeat.3 Hugo Lloris dislocated his elbow in a horror injury at BrightonCredit: AFP or licensors3 The Spurs keeper is out of hospital and will return to London – there is no word on how much time he will missWe can confirm that Hugo Lloris sustained a dislocated elbow during today’s match against Brighton.Get well soon, skipper.— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) October 5, 2019 3 A 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 spilled a cross for Neal Maupay to tuck home a third-minute opener.French World Cup winner Lloris writhed in pain behind his own line while Brighton celebrated their goal in the Premier League’s lunchtime game.Spurs’ team-mates called for club medics, who gave Lloris an oxygen mask during several minutes of treatment.Lloris was eventually helped onto a stretcher and taken to the dressing rooms, where he was given morphine to ease his discomfort.Argentine stopper Paulo Gazzaniga came on for the 32-year-old, who was promptly taken to hospital.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 CelticAnd later this afternoon Menichini tweeted: “No fracture for Lloris who should leave the clinic in the evening.”Get French Football News said Menichini’s message meant: “Hugo Lloris has not suffered a break of any kind to his hand, wrist, elbow or arm.”Brighton full debutant Aaron Connolly struck in each half to round off Spurs’ miserable follow-up to Tuesday’s 7-2 champions League thumping at home to Bayern Munich.last_img read more

Tottenham news LIVE – All the latest Spurs updates and gossip

first_imgLoad more entries… This is what it means. 💙#THFC ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/7hXdlCrQ3L— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 16, 2019Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 1:20 pmJAN VERTONGHEN’S social media activity has suggested he wants to pen a new deal with Spurs. He liked a tweet which read: “What a compete central defender we have @AlderweireldTob and @JanVertonghen. “New contract? @AlderweireldTob @JanVertonghen @ChrisEriksen.” His current deal will expire at the end of the season if he does not agree new terms. Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 12:46 pmHARRY WINKS wants Tottenham to aim for Champions League glory. The 23-year-old said: “We know, getting to the Champions League final, there is going to be high pressure on us getting there again and maybe to go one further and win it.“We don’t read too much into that, we take it game by game.“So our first thought is Olympiakos on Wednesday, we have to take that game as it comes and then hopefully we can get a resulJoe Miles16 Sep 2019, 12:19 pmPETER TAYLOR has described Christian Eriksen as a “creative genius”.The former Tottenham winger said: “I’m sure everyone at the Lane is delighted that the European transfer window has closed and the creative genius of Christian Eriksen is still there.“They haven’t had the sort of start to the season that they would have liked, but banging in four goals in the first half on Saturday was the perfect response.” Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 11:47 amGARY NEVILLE has given his view on the top club in London. But the United star did not opt for Tottenham, Arsenal or Chelsea when asked by a fan on Twitter.Instead, he decided to take his answer in another direction. He simply replied “Annabels” – which is a glitzy club in Mayfair, London. Next: @ChampionsLeague 🔜 ✨ #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/V43a6At64b— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 15, 2019Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 10:51 amRACHEL FURNESS fired Tottenham to their first victory in the top flight of women’s football.Her penalty in first-half injury-time secured a 1-0 home win over Liverpool.The Northern Ireland midfielder coolly slotted the ball into the bottom left corner after sending Reds keeper Anke Preuss in the opposite direction.It was enough to see Spurs bounce back from their loss against Chelsea last week.Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 9:56 amGARTH CROOKS has hit out at Serge Aurier. Writing in his BBC column, the former Spurs star said: “Every time I have seen Aurier play for Tottenham I have been left desperately disappointed and often quite angry. “Disappointed because of his lack of performance and angry because of his inability to respect the depth of quality in the Premier League.“This is not France where there are only a couple of decent teams in the league, but the toughest and most demanding league in the world.” Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 9:28 amNEIL LENNON has revealed he DID want to bring Victor Wanyama back to Celtic.The Kenyan midfielder, 28, looked poised to quit Spurs before the end of the European transfer window.Celts were heavily linked with a loan deal, while Club Brugge failed to lure him to Belgium despite having a £12million offer accepted.Lennon said: “There was interest but it never got off the ground.“Could we look at it again in January? We’ll have to wait and see.“We might not want to with the balance of the squad now, as well as the affordability.”Adam Storer16 Sep 2019, 8:56 amCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN is set to reject all further offers from Tottenham in a bid to force a move to Real Madrid.The Danish midfielder is out of contract at the end of the season and was on the verge of heading to Spain during the summer – but a deal could not be reached.But he will be free to sign a pre-contract agreement in January that would see him move on a free transfer at the end of the campaign.Real Madrid are licking their lips at getting Eriksen for nothing, just 12 months after Daniel Levy had priced him at £130m.But they will face competition from La Liga rivals Barcelona, according to reports in Spain.Gary Stonehouse16 Sep 2019, 11:45 pmSPURS BOSS Mauricio Pochettino yesterday spoke out on right-back Serge Aurier in his post-match press conference.The Ivorian was expected to leave the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in the summer – and did not play a single minute of Spurs’ opening four matches this season.Aurier was recalled to the starting XI against Crystal Palace, however, and Pochettino has had his say:“He was very happy. I think the performance was great. Now it’s to be consistent and not drop in intensity. Not only him but all of the players.“I think the performance was great. First half was fantastic, his concentration and focus. Now he needs to show and be consistent.“It’s not only one game and the second game the focus and intensity start to drop. That is the key in our team, not only him but all the players.“All the players need to be consistent and understand that every time we are going to compete we have to give our best. Give like a collective our best and for sure we have the quality to beat any team.”William Pugh16 Sep 2019, 10:20 pmNext: @ChampionsLeague 🔜 ✨ #UCL ⚪️ #COYS pic.twitter.com/V43a6At64b— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) September 15, 2019 Annabels https://t.co/kzA8jJrlH1— Gary Neville (@GNev2) September 15, 2019Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 11:19 amTOTTENHAM will up against Olympiacos in the Champions League group stage on Wednesday. TOTTENHAM were back in the groove as they smashed FOUR past Crystal Palace before half time.Heung-min Son was back to his best as Mauricio Pochettino’s side ran riot in the first 45 minutes – and David Beckham watched on, with the ex-England star reportedly saying he wishes he could play for Spurs.Follow ALL of the latest Spurs news, updates and gossip below…Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 10:13 pmHARRY WINKS wants Tottenham to aim for Champions League glory.The midfielder starred as Spurs thrashed Crystal Palace 4-0 on Saturday and is hopeful of more of the same in Europe.The 23-year-old said: “We know, getting to the Champions League final, there is going to be high pressure on us getting there again and maybe to go one further and win it.“We don’t read too much into that, we take it game by game.“So our first thought is Olympiakos on Wednesday, we have to take that game as it comes and then hopefully we can get a result.Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 9:23 pmSON HEUNG-MIN has claimed the win over Crystal Palace is a reminder of how strong Tottenham are.The South Korean star scored twice as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 4-0.Speaking on the club website, he said: “This is a reminder of how strong we are. The players should know how strong we are and how we should play. Me as well.“We can learn so many things. I hope we can always perform like this and then this season will be really positive.”Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 8:40 pmHUGO LLORIS hasn’t ruled out the possibility of leaving Tottenham but insists that he is focused on Spurs’ bid to reach another Champions League final.The France captain has been at Tottenham since 2012 and said that, whilst it’s possible he could finish his career in north London, he could also leave.“You have to know how to say stop at the right time. I’m not against the idea of ​​discovering something new”, he told France Football.“It could also be the United States for example. I do not know.“I have always had trouble looking at the medium term, I am more focused on the short term. In football, things are changing so fast. We are here now, tomorrow, we are elsewhere.Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 7:56 pmHUGO LLORIS believes Mauricio Pochettino is doing everything right at Spurs, and is the right man to keep leading the Premier League side to greater things in the future.The Argentinean takes his team to face Olympiakos in the Champions League on Tuesday as they aim to repeat last year’s surprise run to the final.Lloris told France Football: “He and his staff are the ones who put us in the best conditions for us to do put out great performances. I have a strong relationship with him, both at professional and personal level. “The chemistry was there straight away. I like his football idea, his personality. We grow together.”Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 6:20 pmPAUL MERSON praised England international Harry Winks for his performance in Tottenham’s 4-0 thrashing of Crystal Palace on Saturday. Winks dictated the pace of Spurs’ play from midfield as they hammered Roy Hodgson’s team in north London.Speaking to Sky Sports, the ex-Arsenal player said: “Tottenham made Crystal Palace look average. In the first 45 minutes, Spurs were back to the side we all know, but it’s already too late to catch Liverpool. Harry Winks is such a massive player for them, the way he gets the ball moving quickly. “They looked a proper team and as soon as the first whistle blew, they meant business. They rolled the ball back to the centre-half, lumped it forward and Winks put it over the bar within 10 seconds. The fans didn’t have to wait. They took the game to Palace, and they didn’t know what day it was.”Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 5:46 pmMoussa Sissoko has promised on Instagram that he will score a goal before his Tottenham Hotspur teammate Serge Aurier, who thought he scored in the 4-0 win against Crystal Palace on Saturday. Aurier’s strike was awarded as a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal, and now Sissoko has pledged to beat his compatriot to his first Spurs goal.Sissoko hasn’t scored for Tottenham since 2017.Robert O’Connor17 Sep 2019, 5:14 pmMauricio Pochettino’s tinkering has left Spurs vulnerable at the start of the new season and they’ll have it tough against Olympiakos, thinks Charlie Nicholas.Writing for Sky Sports, he said: “This is an awkward one. Tottenham were very impressive in the first half against Crystal Palace, which allowed them to ease down to second gear in the second half. “Mauricio Pochettino has changed his team too much and that is why they look vulnerable at the back. I would imagine Tottenham would try to control possession, but this is an awkward trip and these are dangerous teams to travel to. Tottenham are still unpredictable.”Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 4:48 pmIT’S already too late for Spurs to catch Liverpool in the Premier League, according to Paul Merson. Writing in his column for Sky Sports, he said: “Tottenham made Crystal Palace look average. “They are a team that have won away to all the big teams, but in the first 45 minutes, Spurs were back to the side we all know on Saturday, but for me it’s already too late for them to catch Liverpool.”Before he added: “They looked like a proper team and as soon as the first whistle blew, they meant business.” Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 4:25 pmTOTTENHAM had the game so sewn up during their 4-0 demolition of Crystal Palace that fans were even able to crack on with their own needlework.A double from Son Heung-min either side of a Patrick van Aanholt own-goal was compounded by a goal from Erik Lamela during a rampant first half from Mauricio Pochettino’s side.Despite the impressive performance from the north London outfit, two female fans sewing up in the stands was what sent Twitter into meltdown.Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 3:56 pmSON HEUNG-MIN has claimed the win over Crystal Palace is a reminder of how strong Tottenham are. The South Korean star scored twice as Mauricio Pochettino’s side won 4-0.Speaking on the club website, he said: “This is a reminder of how strong we are. The players should know how strong we are and how we should play. Me as well. “We can learn so many things. I hope we can always perform like this and then this season will be really positive.”Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 3:26 pmTOTTENHAM midfielder Anthony Georgiou does not know where his future lies.The 22-year-old has been with Spurs since 2013, but has been shipped out on loan to Ipswich.He said: “I’m on loan until January and it’s all going well so we’ll see what happens from there.”Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 2:55 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO will be hoping Lucas Moura can pick up where he left off in their Champions League opener away at Olympiacos.The Brazilian was a surprising admission from Tottenham’s starting 11 for the defeat to Liverpool in Madrid, despite having scored a hat-trick in the semi-final second leg against Ajax.The North London side have been accused of suffering from a Champions League final hangover after a difficult start to the new campaign Here’s how they could line-up against Olympiacos…Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 2:26 pmCHRISTIAN BENTEKE claimed Crystal Palace have “no excuses” after this weekend’s 4-0 defeat to Spurs. He told Palace TV: “They deserved the win and this afternoon, they were the better team.“We had a slow start, and soon it was 2-0 to them and we knew it was going to be difficult. “There is no excuse because the starting XI was I think, strong, and we were also on a good run with two wins a row and we wanted to keep it going. “But unfortunately we were up against a top teem and we can just blame ourselves.” Joe Miles16 Sep 2019, 1:55 pmA SHOW of passion from Tottenham star Son Heung-min.last_img read more

Proof Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injury

first_imgSon breaks down in tears as Gomes screams in agony from broken ankleProof Martin Atkinson changed his mind on Son red card after horror Gomes injuryPrem release statement on why Son was sent off after Gomes leg horrorEverton confirm surgery for Gomes on Monday after breaking right ankleEverton stars including Coleman went into Spurs dressing room to comfort SonSon ‘in Spurs changing room in tears refusing to lift head’ after Gomes woeTosun recalls harrowing moment Andre Gomes lay crying in shock with his eyes wide open after Son tackle  TOTTENHAM could decide to appeal Son Heung-min’s red card against Everton after referee Martin Atkinson changed his mind from booking him to sending him off.The match official could be clearly seen with a yellow card in his hand ready to award the South Korean international who had fouled Everton midfielder Andre Gomes.2 Referee Martin Atkinson can be seen ready to hand Son Heung-min a yellow card before changing his mindBut after seeing the severity of the ex-Barcelona star’s injury, Atkinson instead decided to send Son off.A Premier League statement read: “The red card for Son was for endangering the safety of a player which happened as a consequence of his initial challenge.”The 27-year-old left the pitch in tears after Gomes suffered a broken and dislocated ankle Goodison Park.Dele Alli revealed that the former Bayer Leverkusen man was so distraught in the changing rooms that he couldn’t even pick his head up.Spurs boss Mauricio Pochettino has since insisted Son is feeling better after being consoled by a number of Toffees players in the dressing room after the game. Asked whether he would appeal the red card, he said: “I don’t know. It’s possible, but I don’t know.”Former Spurs striker Gary Lineker tweeted his opinion on whether the player should have been sent off, as he commented: “Son clearly massively upset.”Without the injury he wouldn’t have been shown a red card.”Michael Owen simply stated: “Shocking decision to send Son off but that’s insignificant in the scheme of things.”center_img Asked in his press conference whether Son will get help dealing with what happened, Poch said: “We are the best psychologists, the physios, the doctors, the team-mates and the players from Everton that were fantastic.”I want to say thank you to the captain, Coleman, they came to the dressing room to console Sonny and now he’s very calm.”I want to say thank you to the players and Coleman, who came in on behalf of the players of Everton.”He also spoke of his disbelief that Son was given his marching orders as he told reporters: “It was clear it was never the intention of Son for what happened. It is unbelievable that he saw a red card.”Ex-Premier League ref Mark HalseyI watched Son Heung-Min’s reckless challenge on Andre Gomes and thought the same as Martin Atkinson – yellow card.The Tottenham forward denied a promising attack but I didn’t think it was a serious foul play challenge and a red card.Son’s foul did not endanger the player’s safety and it was so unfortunate that Everton midfielder Gomes’ studs caught in the turf before his sickening collision with Serge Aurier.Initially, Atkinson had a yellow card in his hand but having seen the reaction on the player’s faces and the crowd he gave himself more thinking time by putting it back in his pocket.With emotions running high, Atkinson then issued a red card on the basis of his human response.Atkinson should not receive any criticism because any referee in that horrible position would have done the same.We do not know if VAR official Anthony Taylor got involved but the cold technology could have helped Atkinson.Son has been red carded for the unfortunate consequences of what happened next, not for the foul itself.So I have to ask the question, since when did the laws of the game say the outcome of a foul dictates the appropriate disciplinary action? It’s not in the laws of the game.It’s a wrongful dismissal for Son and if VAR had got involved, I believe the South Korean would not have been sent off.Tottenham boss Mauricio Pochettino says the club will appeal and I believe they will have every chance of the decision being overturned.A Premier League statement last night tried to protect the referee and justify the decision. But, in truth, that didn’t need to be issued so soon because everyone in football will only be thinking about the welfare of Gomes.2 Atkinson showed Son the red card after seeing the severity of Angel Gomes’ injuryMOST 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 CelticSon Heung-min is sent off for a tackle on Andre Gomes, who is stretchered off with a horrifying injury, with both sets of players are visibly distressed.📺 Watch on Sky Sports Premier League📱 Follow #EVETOT here: https://t.co/z2eOdJ0X12 📲 Download the @SkySports app pic.twitter.com/roCKzJ29e3— Sky Sports Premier League (@SkySportsPL) November 3, 2019last_img read more

Most sought after stars as Panini land Prem sticker album for first the time

first_imgPANINI have won the rights for the Premier League’s official sticker album for the first time ever, beating Merlin to the punch.And it’s being released just in time for Christmas – on Thursday December 12.20 Arsenal’s best sticker in this year’s Panini book has got to be AubameyangAs the nation prepares to be swept up in sticker-collecting fever, we take a look at the most-sought-after stars from each team.From Virgil van Dijk and Harry Kane to Daniel James and N’Golo Kante, here’s who you’ll be desperate to swap for…ARSENAL – Pierre-Emerick AubameyangLeading from the front, club captain Auba is lightning fast and a fan favourite among the Emirates faithful.The goalscoring machine will be the perfect sticker to get in book…ASTON VILLA – Jack Grealish20 Grealish is a local hero and Villa’s top man holding England ambitions to bootHometown hero, Jack is living out his boyhood dream – and his passion is evident with every touch he takes on the pitch.Villa’s best player, it’s hard to see him missing out on an England call-up for much longer.BOURNEMOUTH – Callum Wilson20 Callum Wilson is the pride of the Bournemouth page in this year’s Panini albumProlific goalscorer Wilson proved his worth at the highest level when he was selected to play for England last year.Get him at Bournemouth while you can, with the likes of Chelsea thought to be on the prowl.BRIGHTON – Lewis Dunk20 Lewis Dunk is the top sticker in the Brighton deck this seasonThe heartbeat of his team, centre back Dunk isn’t just a defensive rock – he’s also a real threat in front of goal.On the radar of Leicester this summer, Seagulls fans are thrilled to keep Dunk in their team – and on their page of the Panini book.BURNLEY – Nick Pope20 Pope is one of two goalkeepers to be the standout sticker for their team this yearPope’s seized his return to the first team, overcoming long-term injury to cement his place between the sticks.An England squad regular, Pope has been key in some huge wins for the Turf Moor side this term.CHELSEA – N’Golo Kante20 No surprise here, N’Golo Kante is the No1 sticker on the Chelsea spreadThe World Cup-winning French midfielder’s engine is tireless in the pursuit of more trophies for his team.The first name on the Blues’ teamsheet – will he be the first in your sticker book?CRYSTAL PALACE – Wilfried Zaha20 Will this be the last year Zaha wears a Crystal Palace shirt?Talisman Zaha is a stalwart at Selhurst Park and can never be underestimated on the pitch.Another who could be on the way out of his club, grab him in an Eagles shirt while you still can.EVERTON – Lucas Digne20 Lucas Digne is the top dog in Everton’s page of the Panini albumA committed left-back who’s not afraid to get into attacking positions, you can see why Digne was Everton’s Player of the Season last year.He’ll look to make it two in a row as the Toffess battle to avoid relegation in life after Marco Silva.LEICESTER – Jamie Vardy20 Goal-mad Jamie Vardy is still the main man at Leicester CityVardy’s already gained hero status at the King Power stadium, and he’s an early contender for this season’s Golden Boot.He’s now scored in eight games in a row in pursuit of breaking his own record of 11.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict West Ham, Man Utd vs Everton and Arsenal vs Man City scores this coming weekend and win £100LIVERPOOL – Virgil van Dijk20 Van Dijk has beaten Salah, Mane, Firmino and Co to the top spot on Liverpool’s pageReds fans would argue that the Dutch defender is peerless in the steel and style he shows on the pitch… and few could disagree.Unlucky not to win the Ballon d’Or this month, at the expense of Lionel Messi, VVD will hope to add a Premier League crown to his Champions League title.MAN CITY – Kevin De Bruyne20 Kevin De Bruyne is the No1 star in a squad of superstars, say PaniniIn a team of stars, KDB’s long-range shooting ability and gloriously silky passing skills make him a stand-out player.The Belgian will be the star man to grab on the City spread.MAN UTD – Daniel James20 Daniel James has instantly become top boy at Man Utd this seasonForget Paul Pogba, David De Gea and Anthony Martial…Blistering pace make Welsh winger James a wizard in midfield, and his form this season has been a complete revelation.NEWCASTLE – Sean Longstaff20 Sean Longstaff is a local hero at Newcastle and is the No1 sticker to grabOne of two Longstaff brothers in the squad, Sean is a homegrown talent and already a Tyneside favourite.He’s made a difference at crucial points in games this season having stayed at the club amidst interest from Man Utd in the summer.NORWICH – Teemu Pukki20 Teemu Pukki has enjoyed a stellar start to 2018-19 and is Norwich’s No1Bursting onto the Premier League scene this season, the Finnish striker is always a threat in the box.He’ll be hoping to recapture the form that saw him storm up the Golden Boot ranks early doors as the Canaries fight to avoid the drop.SHEFFIELD UNITED – Dean Henderson20 Dean Henderson joins Pope as the only other goalkeeper on this listHenderson’s steady performances in goal have made the transition to the Premier League that bit smoother for his Blades teammates.The Man Utd loanee has already been called into England’s senior set-up this season thanks to his solid form.SOUTHAMPTON – Nathan Redmond20 Nathan Redmond is the exciting star leading the Saints’ Panini pageWing wizard Redmond makes his presence known in all areas of the pitch – and loves charging forward.Saints will need every ounce of his energy as they battle to stay in the top-flight.TOTTENHAM – Harry Kane20 England captain, Spurs star – Kane will be a prized possession for any fanGoal-machine Kane is thrilling to watch, terrifying to play against, and a true star of Panini’s Football 2020.The England captain, this will be one of any football fan’s most-prized stickers.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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 raidI 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 & kidsWATFORD – Gerard Deulofeu20 Gerard Deulofeu is the main man at struggling Watford this seasonOften surprising, always exhilarating…The skills of the Hornets’ Spanish maestro are an absolute joy to watch.WEST HAM – Issa Diop20 Issa Diop gets the nod as Panini’s No1 star at West Ham this seasonA towering talent at the heart of the East London side’s defence, Diop offers aerial presence and real leadership at the back.WOLVES – Raul Jiminez20 Raul Jiminez is leading the line for Wolves both on and off the pitchThe Mexican hotshot is the figurehead of a Wolves side striving for both domestic and European success.*The stickers will be available in packs of five stickers as standard (RPP 70p), and a starter pack (RRP £3.99) will be also be available, which includes: 25 stickers and a sticker album!The stickers are available from all good retailers. To find out more about the Panini 2019/20 Premier League sticker collection, head to the website.Panini release the official 2018 FIFA World Cup sticker collectionlast_img read more

Jose Mourinho ready to rival Chelsea in £40m transfer battle for Nathan Ake

first_imgTOTTENHAM have joined Chelsea in the race to sign Bournemouth defender Nathan Ake, according to reports.SunSport revealed how Blues boss Frank Lampard could activate a buy-back clause in his contract to re-sign the Dutchman in a £40million deal.1 Nathan Ake could spark a transfer tug-of-war in the summerCredit: Rex FeaturesChelsea sold Ake to the Cherries in 2017 and he has gone on to star in the heart of Eddie Howe’s defence.Bournemouth’s perilous league position has left Premier League clubs on high alert over a potential summer transfer for their key player.SPURS NEWS LIVE: Follow all the latest news on TottenhamAnd the Express report how Jose Mourinho wants a slice of the action as he targets a spending spree at the end of the season.The Portuguese boss will aim to strengthen his back four that includes landing a young central defender.Jan Vertonghen, 32, is out of contract at the end of the season leaving his Spurs future in doubt.Left-back Danny Rose also sees his time at Spurs as up after successfully pushing for a loan move to Newcastle in January.Ake would be seen as an ideal player to join the ranks and can also play at left-back when needed.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Liverpool, Spurs and Arsenal scores this coming weekend and win £100most 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 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 At the age of 24, his £40m price-tag could be eyed as good value if he can become a mainstay in the side for six or seven years.Chelsea remain their biggest competition and Champions League football could prove an important factor if he has a decision to make. Currently Chelsea sit fourth with Spurs four points behind in sixth.Mourinho could spend around £120m in the summer with Ben Chilwell and Benfica centre-half Ruben Dias also options.England footballer Dele Alli apologises after appearing to mock deadly coronavirus in airport Snapchat videolast_img read more

Fiji sprint king sets record

first_imgTabakaucoro flew the Fiji flag high, as host nation Papua New Guinea dominated the night on the tracks.The Fijian was a man on a mission, stopping the electronic timer on 20.53 seconds to win his second gold in the sprint event and maintaining his Pacific sprint king tag. “I know record will go today,” said Tabakaucoro after his win.PNG runners Nelson Stone (21.28s) came second and Theo Pinau (21.37s) third.The gold and silver medals are a repeat of the 2011 Pacific Games in Noumea, New Caledonia.last_img

Pres: Lae show grounds can be a national cricket venue

first_img“This ground is worth developing as a national Cricket venue due to it being accessible by road from the Highlands and Madang and also by sea from the Islands.”But he also added that the LCA is looking for more crowd support this year to attract sponsors as there is still a lot of work to do to develop the venues.“Our show ground venue is really fantastic and in fact the National Regional Championship was held there this year as your grounds in Port Moresby were under construction for the Pacific Games,” said Ratwatte.The LCA 2015 competition will start tomorrow with four teams confirmed for this season.Games will be played at the UNITECH oval and the Lae Show Grounds.last_img