first_imgKYLE, Texas – Junior Emma Svensson earned medalist honors and led the University of Central Arkansas women’s golf team to a record-setting nine-stroke victory Tuesday at the Texas State Invitational at Plum Creek Golf Course.Svensson, from Halmstad, Sweden, shot rounds of 76-68-67 to finish with a season-low 2-under 211, edging out freshman teammate Geraldine Wong for first place. Wong, from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, shot 69-74-69 for a career-best 1-under 212 to finish second by two strokes over Houston Baptist’s Kaity Cummings. As a team, UCA shot 297-293-282 for an 872, beating UTSA by nine strokes. The teams finished Monday’s suspended second round on Tuesday morning prior to the final round. UCA’s final two rounds were the best scores of the day, with the 282 third round setting a school record for lowest round. The 872 total tied the UCA school record for a three-round tournament.UCA senior Fernanda Lira shot 75-74-74_223 to finished tied for 18th place. Junior Sally Fridstrom was 30th (79-77-72_228) and freshman Brett Permann tied for 40th place (77-78-76_231).UTSA finished second (881), followed by Houston Baptist (884), Texas State (892), Georgia Southern (894), Lamar (900), UTEP (901), James Madison (905), Arkansas State (912), North Dakota State (917), ULM and UT Arlington (926), UT Rio Grande Valley (933), Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (938), Stephen F. Austin (942), McNeese State (948) and Little Rock (953).UCA competes next on March 5-6 at the University of North Carolina-Wilmington’s River Landing Classic in Wallace, N.C.last_img read more

first_imgNew Orleans’ international-transfer Arina Kleshchukova crossed the finish line nearly 36 seconds after Girard and was named the Newcomer of the Year, along with garnering first-team all-conference honors. The rest of the first team included Lamar’s Katie Buckley, McNeese’s Gladys Jerotich and Stephen F. Austin’s Taryn Surratt.Incarnate Word’s men placed third with 82 points, followed by Stephen F. Austin and A&M-Corpus Christi. SFA’s women took bronze with 74 points, and McNeese and Incarnate Word rounded out the top five.For athletes who qualify, the NCAA South Central Regional qualifying race will take place on Friday, Nov. 9 in College Station, Texas, hosted by Texas A&M. The 2018 NCAA Cross Country Championships will take place at the Zimmer Championship Course in Madison, Wisc., on Saturday, Nov. 17. Final Results – Women | Final Results – Men | Photo GalleryLAKE CHARLES, La. – Through a muddy course at Enos Derbonne Park, the Central Arkansas men and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women emerged victoriously at the 2018 Southland Conference Cross Country Championships on Friday.With 57 team points, Central Arkansas dethroned reigning champion Lamar, the runner-up in the men’s race, to claim the program’s first ever conference title. With the lowest margin of victory in conference history, the Texas A&M-Corpus Christi women hoisted the trophy for the first time since 2011 with 70 team points, edging out Lamar by just one point.C H A M P I O N S!@ucatrackxc coming home with its first @SouthlandSports title! #BearClawsUp pic.twitter.com/CBFC6mzSox— UCAsports.com (@ucasports) October 26, 2018The Bears’ win was the epitome of a team performance with the top five individuals finishing between ninth and 15th and clocking in within 16 seconds of each other. Senior Markus Schweikert and sophomore Alex Hanson garnered second-team all-conference honors for finishing ninth and 10th, respectively.Lamar senior Jamie Crowe successfully defended his individual title, crossing the finish line just ahead of the 26-minute mark, followed by teammate Jordan Rowe at 26:17.5. Crowe was named the Athlete of the Year, and Rowe, an international transfer, took home the Newcomer of the Year Award. Incarnate Word runners Garrett Cortez and Baptiste Jard joined Crowe and Rowe on the all-conference first team, along with Stephen F. Austin’s Titus Kiplagat, the league’s Freshman of the Year.Islanders’ senior Allyson Girard is just the second individual champion to hail from A&M-Corpus Christi and the first since Anne Ronoh in 2009. Girard posted a 6K time of 22:15.6 en route to earning Athlete of the Year and first-time all-conference honors.last_img read more

first_imgFASHIONABLY FAST STRETCHES OUT TO ONE MILE & SEEKS HIS SIXTH CONSECUTIVE WIN IN THE $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES SUNDAY AT SANTA ANITA RACE IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIES FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED OR SIRED HORSES ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 27, 2020)–Unbeatable in his last five races sprinting, trainer Dean Pederson’s Fashionably Fast will stretch out to a flat mile as he heads a field of five California-bred or sired older horses in Sunday’s $100,000 Tiznow Stakes at Santa Anita.A game neck winner of the Donald Valpredo California Cup Sprint going six furlongs here on Jan. 18, Fashionably Fast was a respectable second in his only career try at one mile on dirt 11 starts back on Aug. 26, 2018.The Doug O’Neill-trained Oliver, who was a close second to Fashionably Fast three starts back in the seven furlong Cary Grant Stakes at Del Mar Nov. 24 and the Carla Gaines-conditioned Tiger Dad, fresh off a 6 ¼ length allowance score going six furlongs here on Feb. 2, would appear to be Fashionably Fast’s primary opposition.Named after the Hall of Fame Cal-bred who won back to back Breeders’ Cup Classics in 2000 and 2001, the Tiznow is sponsored by the CTBA and is part of the lucrative Golden State Series for California-bred or sired horses.FASHIONABLY FASTOwner:  Harris Farms Inc., Per Antonsen & John Nicoletti                          Trainer:  Dean PedersonArguably the hottest Cal-bred in training, this 5-year-old Lucky Pulpit gelding counts three consecutive California-bred stakes wins among his five-win skein, which dates back to a 5 ¾ length allowance score going six furlongs at Del Mar on July 27.  Bred in California by Harris Farms, he’s out of the stakes winning Fall Fashion, who is by Forestry.  Although seemingly invincible among state-breds sprinting, Fashionably Fast tired late to finish second, beaten 1 ¼ lengths in his only mile dirt try and was fifth in a one mile turf allowance eight starts back on Dec. 31, 2018. In both route races, he was keen in the early going, which took its toll late.OLIVEROwner:  William R. PeeplesTrainer:  Doug O’NeillMost recently second, beaten 1 ½ lengths in a seven furlong allowance against open company here on Feb. 8, this 4-year-old Papa Clem colt earned a 92 Beyer Speed figure, tops among Tiznow entrants. Fourth, beaten 2 ½ lengths by Fashionably Fast in the Cal Cup Sprint Jan. 18, he was second, beaten a half length by him in the seven furlong Cary Grant three starts back on Nov. 24. A 1 ½ length winner of the one mile E.B. Johnston Stakes at Los Alamitos five races back on Sept. 7, Oliver is proven at the Tiznow distance and could be poised to exploit Fashionably Fast’s potential distance limitations.TIGER DADOwner:  Mark Devereaux, Scott & Mark GrossTrainer:  Carla GainesA rousing 6 ¼ length winner going six furlongs versus open company in a first condition allowance on Feb. 2, this 4-year-old Smiling Tiger gelding will try two turns for the first time on Sunday. With an overall mark of 12-3-4-2, Tiger Dad’s lone main track win came in his most recent start, in which he earned an 86 Beyer.THE $100,000 TIZNOW STAKES WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 8  Approximate post time 4 p.m. PTOliver–Abel Cedillo–124Tiger Dad–Victor Espinoza–120Fashionably Fast–Tiago Pereira–120Posterize–Geovanni Franco–120Ernie Banks–Umberto Rispoli–120First post time for an eight-race card on Sunday is at 1 p.m., with admission gates opening at 10:30 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

first_imgWhen is Champions League draw? Live stream, date, UK time, TV channel for last 16 THE Premier League’s Big Six are set to back a drastic revamp of the Champions League which could result in dramatic changes to the make up of the English game.Manchester United, Manchester City, Chelsea, Arsenal, Tottenham and Liverpool are privately in favour of an expansion of the Champions League group stage to 32 teams from the 2024-25 season, reports claim.2 Big changes: The Champions League could be set for and overhaulCredit: AFP or licensorsSuch plans would lead to the traditional footballing calendar being torn up, with FA Cup replays and two-legged League Cup semi-finals being scrapped and could even result in the number of Premier League teams being cut.Such a move would be met with fierce opposition from clubs sitting outside the Big Six, and the Daily Mail reports the Premier League remains committed to maintaining the prominence of the domestic game.The Big Six joined every other club in the top tier in signing a Premier League statement opposing the expansion of the Champions League group stage last June.That statement argued against the introduction of a 14 match group stage, but it is understood the new approach, which would see four rather than eight more group games, is of greater appeal to England’s top sides.They have held meetings with other European Club Association (ECA) members which have proved productive and are coming round to the idea of an expanded Champions League.Many fear the changes could pave the way for a European Super league and ultimately result in the continent’s top sides no longer taking part in their domestic competitions.As ever, money is a big part of the appeal for the giants of the game as a larger Champions League group stage would allow for greater match-day revenue.However, the giant £9billion Premier League TV deal far outweighs that which is paid for Champions League rights and the Big Six remain keen to protect its value.2 Harry Kane is the only Prem player in the CL group stage best XIThey will also be aware that supporters are hardly tuning in in their droves to watch Champions League football.The competition saw a 35 per cent drop in viewing figures in the 2018/19 campaign, which provided a number of hugely entertaining ties, and this has fuelled the desire for a change in set up.Smaller clubs are concerned domestic games will have to be sacrificed to meet the wishes of the Big Six.The FA Cup and the League Cup will be most at risk of change despite all 20 Premier League sides being committed to appearing in the competition.The FA has already done away with cup replays, which are often hugely lucrative to smaller sides, from the fifth round onwards and is open to removing them completely.most read 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 himThe Premier League, EFL and FA remain committed to keeping English football’s structure in place despite an expansion of Europe’s elite club competition now being seen as inevitable.Real Madrid are particularly keen for an overhaul and changes, which could create a greater divide between the Premier League’s haves and have-nots, are expected to be made before 2024.The Big Six have already formed a splinter group from other Premier League which has led to private meetings being held.ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big onelast_img read more