“Our venue is excited to host the event and we cannot wait to see which team prevails,” said Joshua Modelo, owner of USA Bowl. “We would like to thank our partners at the Southland Bowling League for allowing us to host such a prestigious event.” The 2018 NCAA Championship will be held April 12-14 at Tropicana Lanes in St. Louis, Mo., hosted by the University of Central Missouri and the St. Louis Sports Commission. The NCAA Women’s Bowling Committee will select a field of 10 teams (six automatic qualifiers and four at-large). Teams will be ranked, based on available selection criteria, with the top six being placed in the championship bracket. The remaining four teams will play in opening round matches to determine the final two teams that will compete in the championship. Selections will be announced Wednesday, March 28 via web stream on NCAA.com. Vanderbilt is the defending league champion after winning its second tournament title in three years at the 2017 championship in Jonesboro, Ark. For the first time in NCAA history, automatic bids will be granted to the tournament winners from six qualified conferences, including the Southland Bowling League, in 2018. The SBL championship is an eight-team, double-elimination tournament, using a best-of-three match format. Matchups will consist of one standard five-person team match, one baker total pinfall match and, if necessary, a third best-of-seven baker match. DALLAS, Texas – The 2018 Southland Bowling League Championship will take place at USA Bowl Dallas, the league announced Wednesday. The 58-lane venue in Northwest Dallas is set to host all eight Southland teams for the fourth league tournament from March 23-25. USA Bowl opened in September 1977 and is one of the premier bowling destinations in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. Past events hosted by the venue include the PBA and PWBA Dallas Opens, USBC Gold Junior National Tournament, USBC Intercollegiate Singles and Team Sectionals and numerous Texas state championships.
GYPSY BLU RALLIES TO TAKE $100,000 IRISH O’BRIEN STAKES BY A HALF LENGTH UNDER ROSARIO; TRAINED BY GLATT, SHE GETS 6 ½ FURLONGS DOWN HILLSIDE TURF IN 1:12.59RACE FOR CALIFORNIA-BRED SIRED FILLIES & MARES IS PART OF LUCRATIVE GOLDEN STATE SERIESARCADIA, Calif. (March 31, 2019)–Under a powerful hand ride from Joel Rosario, Gypsy Blu rallied late to take Sunday’s $100,000 Irish O’Brien Stakes by a half-length. Trained by Mark Glatt, the 5-year-old California-bred mare by Papa Clem got 6 ½ furlongs down Santa Anita’s hillside turf course in 1:12.59.Unbeaten in her last two starts, both of them down the hill coming into today, Gypsy Blue had two horses beat leaving the half mile pole, but was on the move at the dirt crossing and looked a winner from the top of the lane home.Although Rosario was forced to miss several earlier mounts due to travel obstacles returning from Dubai, he was on time in every respect for today’s O’Brien, as Gypsy Blu was off as the 3-1 second choice in a field of 11 California-bred or sired fillies and mares and paid $8.40, $3.40 and $3.00.Owned by Philip Wood and Jim Hailey, Gypsy Blu is out of the In Excess mare Salty Fries. Lightly raced, Gypsy Blu, in her first stakes assignment picked up her fifth win from eight starts and with the winner’s share of $60,000, increased her earnings to $169,395.S Y Sky, who stalked the early pace while a close third to the dirt crossing, made the lead a furlong out but couldn’t match strides with the winner late.Off as the 4-5 favorite with Joel Rosario, she paid $2.60 and $2.40.X S Gold, who was ridden by Kent Desormeaux, was off at 10-1 and paid $5.00 to show.Fractions on the race were 21.98, 44.15 and 1:06.76.The Irish O’Brien is part of the lucrative Golden State Series which is sponsored by the CTBA and is for California-bred or sired fillies and mares.
TOTTENHAM are reportedly willing to offload Christian Eriksen this transfer window – but only if they receive a bid of £50million or more.The 27-year-old has just one year left on his contract with Spurs, and there are no signs that the Danish playmaker will commit his long-term future to the club.2 Christian Eriksen has been heavily linked with a move away from Spurs this transfer windowCredit: PA:Empics SportIt has been claimed that the ex-Ajax ace would only consider leaving if one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus come in for him.SunSport exclusively revealed that Los Blancos are ready to make a move for the player before the European window slams shut on September 2.And the Mail have stated that Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs owner Daniel Levy have agreed they will come to a compromise should a bid arrive.But they will only consider allowing the midfielder to depart if a potential suitor stumps up £50million as they look to avoid losing him on a free.Eriksen has featured in Tottenham’s opening two Premier League games, but Pochettino has claimed that the talk surrounding his future is not a good situation.Speaking ahead of the clash against Newcastle, Poch said: “It’s not in a good place. It’s not the best situation for him, for everyone.”It is not what I think the club or the player expect to be. A difficult situation for both sides.2LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotGossipALL GONE PETE TONGVertonghen wanted by host of Italian clubs as long Spurs spell nears endBELOW PARRSpurs suffer blow with Parrott to miss Prem restart after appendix operationPicturedSHIRT STORMNew Spurs 2020/21 home top leaked but angry fans slam silver design as ‘awful”STEP BY STEP’Jose fears for players’ welfare during restart as stars begin ‘pre-season’KAN’T HAVE THATVictor Osimhen keen on Spurs move but only if they sell Kane this summer”I understand the club, I understand the player. You try to minimalism the problem, try to treat the situation. This is an important player who needs to help the team with his performances to get positive results.”It’s not easy. Because of rumours, things happen around you. But Christian has a personality and a character that… he’s involved, and he’s not affected by the rumours.”Before adding: “We can not be on one side or the other. The most important thing is to try to take the best decision for both sides.”Sunday Premier League preview including Tottenham v Newcastle
FORGET Bayern Munich or Brighton — Mauricio Pochettino says Spurs’ toughest opponents are THEMSELVES.Tottenham host Red Star Belgrade tonight in the Champions League after winning just three of 12 matches this term.3 Mauricio Pochettino’s are seventh in the Premier League standings after nine gamesCredit: ReutersThe last time they played at home in Europe three weeks ago they were thrashed 7-2 by Bayern.Spurs then lost 3-0 at Brighton the following Saturday.And if they thought the international break would improve their fortunes they were wrong as they could only draw 1-1 at home to winless Watford last Saturday.Tottenham need to deliver against Red Star tonight having mustered just one point from their opening two Group B matches.Boss Pochettino said: “Every game is important to win, every single game is tough. But in this period our worst opponents are ourselves.”Pochettino and captain Harry Kane laughed off a report last week that the Spurs stars are tired, having been run into the ground by their manager’s gruelling fitness regime.But the boss admitted his players’ confidence is “fragile”.He said: “That is normal. It’s natural when you suffer defeats like we have.“It is one thing when you are not good and you lose 7-2 against Bayern Munich.“But when you analyse the game, the first half should have been 3-1 or 3-2 to us. That is the problem.“In the second half, how we conceded in a certain period of the game and when we played well is so tough to take. That affects confidence and trust and then all that happened in Brighton.“We are in a period where we are fragile but in our 5½ years here we have done a lot of good things and set high standards.“The Champions League looks so normal for Tottenham now but five years ago it was not normal. 3 Harry Kane has scored seven goals for Spurs this seasonCredit: Getty Images – Getty“In our situation now it is normal for us to face questions about our tiredness and that we’re training too much.“But these are rumours and our only answer is to laugh.”The vast majority of Pochettino’s squad have never experienced turbulence before.And Spurs’ boss said: “For many of our players this is the first time they are in a tough period. People expect something from them and they cannot deliver it to their expectations. But it is a good opportunity for the players to grow and become mature.“Football is so dynamic you need to always think about today and tomorrow.“For sure we have the capacity and quality to turn this negative around.“The last few games weren’t great in terms of results and performance. But we need time to build our confidence.“When you’re full of confidence, everything is going well and it’s easy to play because you have the talent and the quality to do so.“When the tough moment arrives, sometimes it’s not easy to connect with team-mates and it’s difficult to do the things that before you were doing so easily.“That is normal because it’s the pressure and stress. So you believe you need to run more when it’s like this.“Sometimes, though, it’s better to run less and not spend so much energy thinking.“When you have experience of these situations, the leadership is so important.MOST READ IN SPORT THROUGH ITRobbie Keane reveals Claudine’s father was ’50-50′ in coronavirus battle’I ACCEPT’McGregor accepts Silva fight at UFC catchweight of 176lbs in huge super-fightTOP SELLERGavin Whelan has gone from League of Ireland to David Beckham’s InstagramPicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticIT’S…NOT TOMMY BOWETommy Bowe discovers someone has been impersonating him on TinderMAC DADDYTriple H wants McGregor v McMahon with winner getting rights to billionaire strut“Nearly all the players — 99 per cent of them — have enjoyed a good period at the club.“It had always been very positive. So this, what is happening now, is a new thing”Spurs welcome back Christian Eriksen after he missed Saturday’s game against Watford with a dead leg.3 Spurs will be hoping to return to winning ways in the Champions LeagueCredit: ReutersSpurs will make West Brom teenager Nathan Ferguson their top target for the problem right-back slot
ATLETICO MADRID boss Diego Simeone is by far the highest paid manager in world football, according to reports.The Argentinean is apparently raking in a whopping £36.2million salary every year at the LaLiga side – almost double what Pep Guardiola earns.3Incredibly, it means the former defender is earning more than DOUBLE the highest paid player at the club.While Simeone takes home £700,000-a-week, Atletico goalkeeper Jan Oblak has to settle for around £300,000.According to a report by L’Equipe, they have detailed the wages of the world’s biggest bosses with three Premier League managers occupying the top five.Guardiola currently trousers £20m-a-year at Man City with his contract at the Etihad expiring in the summer of 2021.But he could ask for a huge pay rise in order to stay at the club following the stunning news that City face a two-year ban from the Champions League.It is no wonder Simeone has been in no rush to leave the Wanda Metropolitano following his unlikely success as manager.He has been linked with some of football’s biggest jobs including Manchester United after winning four pieces of major silverware and reaching the Champions League final on two occasions.But there is no way his salary could be matched with both Jose Mourinho and Jurgen Klopp earning the same wage at Spurs and Liverpool respectively.Mourinho’s appointment in December and Klopp’s new contract just before Christmas means the pair are earning £15m each.Although the Reds boss could be in line for a hefty bonus when they finally seal the Premier League title.LADBROKES 1-2-FREE Simply predict Leicester vs Man City, Man Utd 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 & kids3In fifth is Real Madrid manager Zinedine Zidane who earns £14m at Los Blancos while Everton’s Carlo Ancelotti takes home £11.5m.Other notable names who are topping up their retirement funds include Leicester City boss Brendan Rodgers.After signing a new contract last year, the Northern Irishman earns £10m at the Foxes becoming the fifth best-paid boss in the Premier League, behind Carlo Ancelotti.3 Diego Simeone is the highest paid manager by farCredit: PA:Press AssociationZinedine Zidane left injured after being kicked in mouth in freak accident during Real Madrid’s draw with Celta Vigo
This is so upcoming athletes can continue the momentum built during the Pacific Games.Currently there is only one site for the High Performance unit based in Port Moresby and Tkatchenko wants to extend that to the Sir Ignatius Kilage Sports Stadium Lae, and the Institute of Sport in Goroka.This is to ensure athletes in the Momase and Highlands region access the facilities.He said the Chairman and CEO of the Sports Foundation will be submitting a budget to help assist upgrade those other facilities to a high performance level.“We will be working on that over the next couple of weeks for the 2016 budget.”The sports ministry will also be building a brand new high performance center here in Port Moresby near the Sir John Guise stadium and Tkatchenko said that sporting complex which will supersede what we have already started at the Telekom properties in Boroko.“This is something that the Prime minister is very keen to support; everybody has seen the result from that High performance center and coaches for the different sporting codes. It’s produced a remarkable medal tally.”“It’s also made our athletes better than before, they’ve only had two years under this program and look at what they’ve achieved.“So imagine what 5 or 10 years is going to do for our future athletes when we continue this,” he added.Photo: Pictured are athletes in training at the High Performance center in Port Moresby prior to the Pacific Games.
Coach Michael Marum was pleased with his players for holding out a fast finishing star-studded Townsville Blackhawks side, 28-26.Tigers are an equally strong side which has a vast amount of experience. They missed out on the premiership last year, taking home the runners-up flag.The last time the two teams met, at the Tap Out Energy Stadium, Tigers ran out victors 14-8.The Tigers are coming off a comprehensive 56-22 victory over Central Queensland Capras last round with three players collecting doubles in their 10 tries to 4 whitewash of the opposition.The full squad is: 1. Stargroth Amean, 2. Bland Abavu, 3. Noel Zeming, 4. Lawrence Tu’u, 5. dex Wera, 6. Israel Eliab ©, 7. Ase Boas, 8. Enock Maki, 9. Wartovo Puara, 10. Esau Siune, 11. Brandy Peter, 12. Kato Ottio, 13. Timothy LomaiInterchange: 14.Adam Korave, 15.Atte Bina, 16.Willie Minoga, 17.Henry Noki, 18.Nickson Borana, 19.Roger Laka, 20.David Lapua, 21.Edward Goma, 22.David Lapua (five to be omitted).Marum will be expecting Hunters to put on a more domineering defensive effort against the Tigers.
Hekari thrashed visiting team Welgris Morobe United FC 5-0 in the mid-week clash at Bisini Soccer Ground, Port Moresby.Under the blazing heat of Moresby weather, Hekari showed no mercy for the visitors scoring two goals in the first half and three in the second half.It was a tough first 20 minutes as both teams defended well until Semmy made a break through scoring his first goal to make it 1-nil 22 minutes into the game.Semmy wasted no time scoring his second 13 minutes later putting his team in front at halftime by 2-0.In the second half, Morobe’s defense grew weaker forcing an easy goal by the home side to make it 3-0 through Tutizama Tanito in the 66th minute.Semmy’s third goal made it 4-0 in the 81st minute sent Morobe’s goal keeper Enoch Naime off the field after he sustained a minor injury when he dived to save the ball. Koriak Upaiga scored another easy goal in the 84th minute to make it 5-0 in front of the net to take his team home to victory.On the other side of the range, I may have been payback as reigning premiers Lae City Dwellers also thrashed Rapatona FC 5-0 at the Sir Ignatius Kilage Stadium.Hekari and Dwellers have so far won four games each, Rapatona with one game, while Morobe has lost all five games.The final game will get underway this Saturday before the grand final on March 19 in Port Moresby.
When you were offered the chance to come to Valladolid, did you think about it a lot or did you see it as a way to advance your career?The truth is that I felt very lucky, very grateful that this club was interested in me, there were more teams, but I opted for the project and the confidence they showed in me.How do you see the future? Would you like to return on loan next season or would you be prepared for the challenge of staying in the first Madrid team?I do not rule out any of the two options, but now I only think about finishing the season, I want to finish well, without injuries and feeling important in this team.Do you dare to give a result?No idea, I hope it is good for us, in the end Madrid has points to spare and it is sure that it will take many other matches. What has this Real Madrid that started badly, which seemed to be not, but always ends up fighting for titles?Madrid is Madrid, in the end it has world-class players. It seems that there are sections of the game in which it seems that you dominate him, but in any minimal failure, in any error, he penalizes you.How can you beat him?With maximum humility, maximum illusion. It is a very difficult game, they are going to make things very complicated, but surely we are going to have some moment of the game in which we have our option and hopefully take advantage of it.What is it like to be in Ronaldo’s club?Well, it is an illusion, they bet on me, came with the maximum possible desire and with the intention of helping the team to the fullest. Do you understand the position of Lunin and Jorge de Frutos having left this winter market?Yes of course. We are players that we have to play because we are young. We all have the illusion of playing and I understand your position of looking for minutes in another team.From the outside how have you seen the team?Well, confident, he knows what he has to do. It is true that we are not going through a good time, but I sincerely see the calm team, who knows what they have to do at all times. We have a very clear objective, which is salvation, and that is why we will fight.And Real Madrid is coming … you will not be on the field, it has not been called, but in the same way I suppose it will be a special match for you … After five months in Valladolid, he was finally able to debut in Copa against Tenerife, happy?Happy for that long-awaited and expected debut. It was a game in which, in the end, we did not get the victory, so I am left with a bittersweet taste: happy for the official match debut and sad for the defeat, for the elimination.Maybe he came a little right at the end of the game as a result of long time no play?Yes, in the end in the last 20 or 25 minutes the gas ran out, but I gave it my all for the team, so I ended up happy.Of the three players that Real Madrid had yielded to Real Valladolid is the only one who has decided to stay, I imagine that with the intention of ending the injuries and having continuity …Yes, of course, especially to see if they respect my injuries. Let’s see if I’m lucky enough to focus this second part of the season without injury, calmly and see what happens. The truth is that I am looking forward, looking forward to it.There was talk in December that you also thought about going out …Well, I was calm, I was coming from an injury, I had been injured for a long time, I talked to the coach, he gave me the confidence to have continuity and told me to assess the possibilities and, in the end, I decided to stay. The truth is that I was very clear that I wanted to stay. Whatever happens is a very special match. We play against Real Madrid and we know the difficulties that this type of game has. We are going out with all the desire of the world in our field and we want to give a great joy to the fans.
The National Police have arrested six people linked to the dissemination of the video of an intimate and sexual nature of the former coach of Málaga, Víctor Sánchez del Amo, who was removed from office by the club following those images.To the person from Puente Genil (Córdoba), who was arrested for posting the aforementioned video on Twitter, five more detainees are added, who allegedly spread the video through the WhatsApp messaging network, they have informed Efe police sources.The Cybercrime Group of the Provincial Police of Malaga carries out the investigation of the dissemination and, in addition to what is published on Twitter, they found traces of diffusion of the video through WhatsApp. The Malaga technician claims to the entity headed by the Qatari Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Al Thani to declare the dismissal void, a compensation of 600,000 euros for moral damages and readmission to his job.Sánchez del Amo was fired on January 11 by Malaga through an official statement in which he said that the dismissal of the technician was based “on disciplinary causes, in accordance with applicable regulations”. The Madrid man, who was removed from his duties four days earlier, on January 7, had previously reported to the police that he was being victim of harassment and extortion.