WACO, Texas – The most historic season in Abilene Christian University’s Division I soccer history came to a close Saturday night under the lights in the first round of the 2018 NCAA Championships with a 2-0 defeat at the hands of the No. 11 Baylor Bears. Goals in the 14th and 46th minutes proved more than enough, ending the Southland Tournament champion’s season at 15-6-1.The two teams opened the 2018 campaign at Betty Lou Mays Soccer Field all the way back on Aug. 16, and the game ended in identical fashion, with the home team prevailing 2-0. Both goals came in the second half for the Bears in the opener, but the green and gold would score in the first 45 minutes Saturday evening.Baylor had control of the ball for the majority of the first half, leading 12-1 in shot attempts. ACU had its best looks in the sixth and 33rd minutes off corner kicks from Christina Arteaga, but nothing came of either chance as the ball was cleared. The visitor’s lone shot of the half came with just 28 seconds remaining from Arteaga, but it was saved by BU goalkeeper Jennifer Wandt. The Bears just kept at it with their offense, and it would eventually push through.Sarah King got the home team on the board, scoring her first goal of the season in the 14th minute. Baylor put pressure on the Wildcat defense with two corner kicks and three shot attempts all in a 36-second span. The shots were blocked, but after a deflection, the ball came right back in, this time to King, who scored from a couple feet out on the left side. Goalkeeper Rachel Johnson was just a fraction of a second late, and the Bears took the 1-0 lead into halftime.FINAL | @BaylorFutbol 2, ACU 0.ACU’s season ends with a 15-6-1 record, the most wins in our Division I history, a @SouthlandSports Championship, and the first @NCAASoccer Tournament appearance.#SACRFCE #GoWildcats pic.twitter.com/6wNVr0iJN5— ACU Soccer (@ACU_Soccer) November 11, 2018 The goal was significant for the Wildcat defense; it was the first goal allowed all season by ACU in the first half of a game. Saturday also marked the first time the team trailed in any game since the 1-0, double-overtime loss at home to McNeese on Oct. 12 in Abilene.Baylor scored the game’s second goal just 1:55 into the second half, when Camryn Wendlandt sent a header past Johnson off an assist by Ally Henderson. The lead was 2-0 for the Bears, and leading 13-1 in shots at that point, it would be a challenge for ACU to overcome the deficit.Baylor led in most statistical categories, including shots (22-2), shots on goal (13-2), and corners (6-2). Johnson recorded a career-high 11 saves in net, taking the loss and dropping to 11-4-1 on the year. The Second Team All-Southland keeper wrapped her redshirt junior season with 89 stops.The two shot attempts were the second-lowest total of the season; Texas Tech limited ACU to just one shot on Aug. 26. Arteaga and Shay Johnson recorded the two shots for the Wildcats.The season comes to a close with so many wonderful moments of reflection. The 15 wins breaks a new program record at the Division I level, which began in 2013. The standard is set for the future, winning its first Southland Conference championship and earning the first trip to an NCAA Division I Tournament for any team at Abilene Christian University. The 13 shutouts break an all-time program record at any level, and ties a Southland Conference record as well. The ACU defense was one of the best in the country from start to finish, and remains one of the best this program has ever seen. The seven-consecutive wins leading into Saturday was the most for the team since 2011. 2018 has built an incredible foundation for the years to come.The team will say goodbye to six seniors, including Johnson, Dylan Owens, Sophie Standifer, Caity Acosta, Chelsea Reedy, and Hannah O’Donnell. ACU will, however, bring back a load of talent, including Arteaga, the First Team All-Southland forward, and Alyssia Anuat, the Southland Freshman of the Year. Shay Johnson capped her junior season with an all-conference honor, and Mulrooney and Brooke Lenz will help guide the defense once again in 2019.Baylor moves on to the round of 32, and will host the Vanderbilt Commodores Friday, Nov. 16 in Waco.
FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Lucy Ashworth, Northwestern State’s Hallie Field and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi’s Kyleigh Hall are the Southland Conference Soccer Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland Players of the Week are presented by MidSouth Bank. The Cardinals (3-5) secured back-to-back wins over Texas Southern and Oral Roberts to wrap up non-conference play. Lamar will take on Nicholls to open league action at 7 p.m. CT Friday. The Islanders (3-4) also put a nice bow on their non-conference action with a pair of 1-0 road wins over Prairie View A&M and UTRGV. A&M-Corpus Christi begins the Southland portion of their schedule at UIW at 5 p.m. Friday. Offensive Player of the Week: Lucy Ashworth, Lamar – Jr. – Forward – Wigan, EnglandAshworth found the back of the net in each of the Cardinals’ contests last week to help Lamar claim consecutive victories for the first time this fall. Her first goal of the week put LU ahead 2-0 over Texas Southern in the 66th minute and spark a second-half scoring onslaught that saw four goals in a span of 20 minutes. Honorable Mention: Allyson Halliday, Stephen F. Austin; Margaret Kofron, UIW; Sandra Nygard, Lamar. The Demons (3-5) concluded their non-conference slate with victories over Texas State and Louisiana before they travel to Stephen F. Austin for both schools’ conference opener at 7 p.m. Friday. Goalkeeper of the Week: Kyleigh Hall, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi – Jr. – Goalkeeper – Mansfield, TexasHall recorded clean sheets in each of the Islanders’ wins last week and tallied 10 saves across 199:44 minutes of minding the net. Facing a barrage of shots from UTRGV, she made seven saves and kept the Vaqueros off the board. Hall carried that momentum into Sunday’s contest against Prairie View A&M, stopping three shots in the overtime win. The Wigan, England, native scored again on Sunday to get Lamar on the board in the fourth minute of a 2-1 triumph over Oral Roberts. Ashworth has five goals on the year and leads the league in shots (44) after taking 17 attempts last week. Honorable Mention: Connie Awuku-Darkoh, Central Arkansas; Dana Curtis, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Natalie Jones, Abilene Christian; Morgan Wessling, Stephen F. Austin. Honorable Mention: Megan Dodd, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi; Sophia Manibo, Lamar; Michelle Mulrooney, Abilene Christian; Mattie Musser, Stephen F. Austin. Defensive Player of the Week: Hallie Field, Northwestern State – Fr. – Defender – Frisco, TexasField’s first collegiate goal served as the deciding goal in a 1-0 win over Texas State, snapping an eight-match losing streak against the Bobcats. On the defensive side, she anchored a Demon defense that held opponents to just one goal in 200 minutes. NSU also came out on top of a 2-1 overtime affair against Louisiana, the first win in the program’s last seven tries against the Ragin’ Cajuns. Ashworth is the Offensive Player of the Week, and Field is crowned the Defensive Player of the Week. Hall picks up her first Goalkeeper of the Week honor. Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.
Santa Anita Outrider Jesus Camacho And His Horse Justin Form Front Line Of Animal Welfare & Safe Racing Each Morning & Afternoon ARCADIA, Calif. (Feb. 28, 2020)–His day begins at 3:30 a.m. Every day. His name is Jesus Camacho, barn foreman/exercise rider for trainer Bill Spawr by morning and Santa Anita outrider on race day afternoons.Camacho, along with his horse Justin, a 12-year-old Thoroughbred gelding that was re-trained following his racing career, are integral parts of an invaluable front line in Santa Anita’s efforts to maintain the highest standards of equine safety and welfare each morning and afternoon.“Justin and I are a team, that’s the best way I can describe it,” said Camacho, 52, who lives in Mira Loma, 40 miles east of The Great Race Place. “He loves his job. When there’s a loose horse in the afternoon, he knows what to do and we get the job done. I’ve trained him to stand still whenever I get off of him and he’s really like what a buoy is to a lifeguard at the beach. We both need each other and he does a fantastic job.”In a world in which precious Thoroughbreds require 24/7 care and attention, Camacho is a great fit by any measure.A native of Tijuana, Mexico, Camacho grew up with horses.“My dad and his dad were jockeys,” he said. “Wherever we were racing, at Caliente or in Mexico City, that’s where we lived. I’ve got four sisters and a brother, Ruben (Camacho, Jr.) and he’s a jockey at Emerald Downs near Seattle. I’ve been getting on horses my whole life and I started getting paid to get on them when I was 13.“I came here when I was 19 and I went to work right away at the racetrack, Santa Anita, Hollywood Park, Del Mar and Pomona. I love my job. People say, ‘How can you work so many hours and so many days?’“I just tell them that for me, it’s not work. Being with the horses is something I love and being a part of a great team with Bill in the morning and then taking the horses to the gate in the afternoons is an incredible honor and privilege. I work with the stewards on the radio and if Dana (Stead, Track Veterinarian) or any of the jockeys see or feel something with any of the horses, the stewards know about it and these horses are looked at very closely. If there’s any question at all, Dana will recommend they be scratched.”For his part, Stead views Camacho as an indispensable part of the Santa Anita safety team.“He’s a vital component to what we do,” said Stead. “Camacho (he’s seemingly never referred to by his first name) is very, very perceptive. He often spots trouble before it happens. He truly has a calming effect on horses and his horsemanship is invaluable to us. When we have difficult situations, he does not hesitate. He’s very courageous and he’s always working to improve any situation, regardless of the circumstances.”Loose horses from time to time present challenging circumstances, fraught with potential danger.“I’ve ridden all over the world and Camacho is one of the best outriders we’ve ever had,” said veteran jockey Aaron Gryder. “He’s in-tune with his surroundings and when things happen, he’s quick to diffuse any danger. He’s a great horseman and a great person.”“My day starts at 3:30 every morning,” Camacho said. “I’ve been with Bill for 29 years now and we think alike. He and I check every single horse before they get tacked up, so we’re ready when the training track opens at 4:45. We take everyone’s temperature and check everyone’s legs, to make sure they’re not carrying any heat in their ankles or knees and to make sure they haven’t hurt themselves in any way overnight.“I get on about eight or 10 horses every morning and probably breeze about three or four a day, every Sunday and Monday. Bill likes to use the training track a lot and he likes getting everyone out early, before it gets too busy and while things are nice and quiet.”Although she’s no longer a part of the Spawr barn, Eclipse Award winning Older Dirt Female Midnight Bisou, who has now won five Grade I stakes and banked $3.7 million, remains a personal favorite of Camacho’s.“I’ve been on a bunch of good horses, but she was special,” he said. “We were so sad to see her leave (when transferred to the eastern-based stable of Steve Asmussen following a third place finish in the Kentucky Oaks in May, 2018). She’s the kind of horse you want to stick with…But I’m proud of what she’s achieved because I know we were a big part of her early development. When she came in, she was very green and had so much to learn. She’s always had a ton of class and I’m rooting for her tomorrow (in the $20 million Saudi Cup against top males). This will be her last year in training and then we can look forward to seeing her babies run in the future.”And for all who come to the races or morning training sessions at Santa Anita, be they fans, trainers, owners or jockeys, Jesus Camacho is one of the many people they know they can count on to ensure the well-being of horse and rider, seven days a week.
JOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “Well, thank God my horse can go anywhere, inside or outside. I was trying to go outside, but when I saw him move up a little bit, I got plenty of room inside. So, I just took a chance to go inside.“My horse responded really good. I’m excited, my horse is running really good.”TYLER GAFFALIONE, GOT STORMY, SECOND: “It’s definitely a step forward from the last race. We would have liked to have won, but hopefully she comes out of the race fine.“We didn’t see much pace on the form, so we figured we’d be a little aggressive out of the gate – she usually breaks well. I let her run down to the first turn, and it looked like the seven (Kingly) wanted the lead, so I just took back on the outside of him and sat beautifully the whole way. I had a ton of horse coming into the stretch, and she kicked on, but she just got run down.”TRAINER QUOTESJEFF MULLINS, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “A perfect trip. I told Abel to try and get the same trip as he did last time. This time he had to go inside instead of outside. Abel has done a great job keeping him in position, that is the way he likes to run and he’s got a really good kick down the lane. I couldn’t say anymore about Abel. I do want to wish Jeb Cohen a happy birthday.“He’ll go anywhere you want him to as long as he’s got enough energy left. Abel has done a great job of saving it until it counts so a lot of credit goes to Abel.“When I brought him back off the layoff, I wasn’t sure he was coming back. He threw a dud the first time and then he had some troubles, but he’s back.”MARK COHEN, RED BARON’S BARN, RIVER BOYNE, WINNER: “Congratulations Dad and happy birthday. This is probably the real definition of a racehorse. When he was turned out for a little while he was not happy. He did not like being at the ranch; as soon as he came back to the track it was straight to business. This is what he loves to do. If he didn’t hit the board our plans would have definitely changed. There are no plans, as always the horse will tell the trainer what to do and the trainer lets us know what he wants to do but it is always about the horse.”“I am thrilled for the horse and thrilled for anyone who has been involved with him. He is a super nice horse, and everybody has just done a great job with him, Jeff (Mullins) in particular.”NOTES: The winning owners are Red Baron’s Barn LLC or Rancho Temescal LLC. This was River Boyne’s first Grade I win.
After his exceptional performance against longtime champion Dominick Cruz, rankings voters saw fit to place Garbrandt at fifth overall in the UFC pound-for-pound standings behind UFC champions Jose Aldo, Daniel Cormier, Conor McGregor and Demetrious Johnson.Cruz, who only dropped one spot in the bantamweight rankings from champ to top contender, previously sat at third in the pound-for-pound rankings but drops to eighth after his first loss in almost 10 years. He is the highest ranked non-champion on the list and ranks ahead of titleholders Tyron Woodley, Michael Bisping and Amanda Nunes.Elsewhere in the rankings, former bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey fell to fourth in the women’s bantamweight division after suffering her second straight loss while Ray Borg jumped up to 10th in the men’s bantamweight division after a strong win over Louis Smolka.Neil Magny remained in the eighth spot in the welterweight rankings after his decision victory that sent former champion Johny Hendricks tumbling out of the division’s top 10.Welterweight Dong Hyun Kim jumped two spots to seventh for his effort against Tarec Saffiedine.
After the hard reproaches, Tumbakovic insisted that the Real Madrid striker is not banned from the national team: “The doors are open for each player, including Luka Jovic. I have been doing this job very professionally for almost three decades, I have never consciously compromised the career of any player, nor will I ever do so. I have led many players to the right path, why couldn’t I do the same with him? “Jovic is not going through his best sporting moment. Noted in Serbia by his coach, in Madrid he is not having the minutes he wanted after his signing last summer from the Eintracht in Frankfurt. The striker has 14 games (11 League, three Champions), but has only started four times. Accumulate only 423 minutes and take a goal. Luka Jovic is not having a quiet start to the year. To his disappointing season with Real Madrid, where he arrived last summer for 60 million euros and has only scored a goal in 423 minutes, he has joined a wave of criticism in his country for his extra-sports life and a public ear jerk of his coach, Ljubisa Tumbakovic. The distance between the two is a fact since the FIFA stop last September. Jovic was summoned with Serbia. In the first game, against Portugal, the coach left him on the bench and entered when there were only three minutes left. For the following game, against Luxembourg, the white striker alleged an injury and was released, but only four days later he played with Madrid against Levante (the final seven minutes). Tumbakovic did not like the Madridista’s attitude and in the last lists he has left him out.This Thursday, the coach gave his version of the case in Blic Sport and did not hide his anger. He pointed out. For Tumbakovic, Jovic’s problem is Jovic himself: “I take care of each player to get the most out of Serbia’s national team. And I have never given up on any. One of those who has moved away from the national team is Luka Jovic And the truth is only one. There is no conflict between Luka Jovic and me. Luka Jovic’s problem is Luka Jovic. Suddenly that player gave up training, he didn’t answer. As a coach, I will always have a player of that class because it would not be professional for me not to think about him. But it is he who has to convince us, the media, the fans, the people of the Federation and me as his coach, that he is prepared and responsible. He has not taken any steps in that regard. “
The unexpected hero, Andrés Iniesta’s official documentary that will be released in Rakuten TV this spring, it has the seal in the construction of the story of the journalist Marcos López (El Periódico de Catalunya and Cadena SER). ACE Chat with him and discover some secrets.What will the first official Iniesta documentary include?This was an old idea that Andres had. When we wrote his biography with Ramón Besa The play of my life and he was spinning this. Then I played at Barça, I was a captain and everything was more complex. Now, after a process of almost a year and a half, it has been possible to do so. And, with all due respect, we couldn’t make a normal documentary. The character forces a lot, you always have the feeling that everything is told and it is not. The focus is on him, but at the same time in everything around him. His mother, who had hardly appeared in the media, goes out and tells very powerful things. The goal of Stamford Bridge is told this time by Peter Cech. From behind. We have surprised Andrés and we hope to surprise people.Define this job.It is the story of a boy from Fuentealbilla who makes a trip to Kobe (Japan), the story of a normal person who does extraordinary things … It is more a human story than that of a player. What margin of possibilities did he have to play in Barcelona or in the National Team and score the World Cup goal? That’s why the unexpected hero.How has Iniesta followed the creation process?He is very excited. It has been very, very pending. We did one thing and in ten seconds responded. Sometimes he has seen raw interviews, other edits … And with the director he has very good chemistry. I jokingly told the two that they were the two directors.Any red line? Will the depression you confessed be treated?Absolute freedom. We have done what we had thought. Depression is treated to the point that he, his wife, his parents, classmates like Xavi or Piqué or coaches like Guardiola speak it. Pep helped him a lot. The psychologist also appears for the first time. All this will surprise you by how he lives it, but also by how those around him live it when they begin to discover that Andrés is changing … It is one of the moments that I like the most because the hero’s cape is blurred.What testimonies or definitions stand out from the documentary?I like what his mother and his wife tell. In football, I stay with Cech, Xavi and Eto’o. Messi talks about the ease with which he plays football. And Messi says so. Luis Enrique called him Harry Potter in training. Buffon defines him as an illusionist. For me Iniesta is one of the chosen ones. There will be unpublished content too …Yes, especially when the signing with Vissel Kobe is forged, the meeting with Mikitani … And then there will be the time to remember Dani Jarque with the story of the shirt he prepares and nobody sees. Very powerful.Does the withdrawal appear?Well … There is an answer that suggests how hard it will be. It is preparing. He has been playing football since he was seven years old. It is his life.Will Iniesta come back to Barcelona to sit on the bench?He is now very integrated in Japan, very happy and enjoying football in another way. Now it’s about the pure game. In Barça you have a lot of pressure and being captain more responsibility. Returning as Xavi’s second was a joke he made. I don’t know if he will coach, but he says he wants to be. Sooner or later he will return. That talent and knowledge of the club must be taken advantage of. Where? I dont know. Anywhere.Did you enjoy the jump into the audiovisual world?Yes. Working with director Oriol Bosch and screenwriter Pep Bras has been fantastic. When you write you depend on yourself, but here are so many elements … I spent two days in the assembly and did not last two minutes (Laughs). And I’ve seen the documentary once and I don’t want to see it anymore. I always believe that something is missing or can be improved. You are making a documentary by Andrés Iniesta. It can’t fail. It has to be up to it.Iniesta from the human prism.The unexpected hero, original idea of Sports & Life and produced by El Barrio Producciones (Jordi Évole and Ramón Lara), will tell Andrés Iniesta’s trip from Fuentealbilla to Kobe (Japan) and will show the human face of the player through the testimony of those who know him best. Rakuten TV will release this spring for free on its platform. In Japan the documentary will be available on Rakuten TV and Rakuten Sports. In the United States and Southeast Asia it can be seen in Rakuten Sports and Rakuten Viki. The global distribution will be carried out through different partners of the platform.Rakuten TV ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>Poster of the documentary ‘Andrés Iniesta – The unexpected hero’Rakuten TV
As revealed ABC, Luis Rubiales, President of the Spanish Football Federation, and its Secretary General, Andreu Camps, have been accused by judge María Sandra Orero Bermejo, head of the Investigating Court number 10 of Madrid for alleged falsification of a public document in the process of statutory reform of the RFEF that sought to add 19 ex-members (handpicked) to the assembly.According to this information, the judge has requested the minutes of the December 16 meeting and the brief of allegations presented five days before to the CSD. The case began in June, when the inclusion of those 19 born members was approved in the RFEF assembly. Said approval was met with opposition from the Court of Arbitration for Sport and the CSD at first.Following the allegations, the CSD accepted a new proposal from the RFEF, which reduced the number of born members from 19 to just 5. After the Federation assembly on December 16, although it was not on the agenda or formally approved, Camps informed the CSD that the assembly had “agreed” to the inclusion of the born members. The Madrid Football Federation denounced the events. Rubiales and Camps defend that the inclusion of born members in the June assembly had already been approved. The denucnia assures that such conformity did not take place and provides the video of the December assembly.The RFEF, convinced that the complaint will be filedThe Royal Spanish Football Federation is convinced that the complaint filed by the president of the Madrid Federation, Paco Díez, has no legal path and will be dismissed. Given the aforementioned complaint, the Legal Services of the RFEF want to highlight: – That the General Assembly of the RFEF on June 10 approved, with the vote of the president of the RFFM – who initiates the complaint – the proposal to expand the natural members of that body by 19 people.– That the General Assembly of the RFEF on December 16, once the Higher Sports Council had reduced the new born members to 5, assumed that figure without the need for a new vote, since it was not new but was already implicit in the wording approved, by the vast majority, in the June session.– That the General Secretary of the Federation, Andreu Camps, after the December General Assembly, informs the CSD that the final wording for the reform of the statutes of the RFEF in this regard is precisely that expressed by the Superior Council itself Sports, which is the body that has the capacity to do so.– That the alleged documentary falsity that the complaint raises is not such since what the Secretary General certifies – and that apparently supports the complaint – is that in the session of December 16 the members of the Assembly were informed of the modifications that had been introduced to bring the agreements adopted in June into line with the authorization of the CSD.– That in any case, the RFEF finally renounced, at the beginning of the year, the expansion of the natural members of the Assembly before holding the elections, even in the number of 5 authorized by the CSD, so that it was never carried out effect. In fact, the Statutes of the RFEF in force today are still those of 2018.– That the fact of including in the complaint presented to the president of the RFEF, shows the intention of the complainant to harm the interests of the president, not coincidentally that the Federation is in the election year.The Legal Services of the RFEF reserve the subsequent legal actions that are deemed appropriate against the complainant, once the complaint is filed
Surely childhood still turns home on a makeshift soccer field, in which the table legs become goal posts imaginary, the furniture acts as rivals or teammates and the parents are that refereeing tandem that imparts justice depending on whether the throw is goal or crashes into a vase. The sequence repeats in many homes in this confinement, especially where young people share the passion for this sport.At Espanyol base football, one of the quarries that contributes the most footballers to Primera, are doing everything possible so that your players, of all ages, don’t “disconnect nor lose the link “, although” we think that the season may end “, as he comments Fran Navarro, coordinator of the parakeet quarry. “On Fridays we meet with the Optimization and Performance Department to create the microcycle of the next week. Then we transfer it to the trainers and they take care of do three sessions cwith players with a joint video call. It’s like they keep training, “he explains. The players first have a conditional (physical) work and another psychological to meet weekly, apart from the three sessions that the coach himself raises. “He usually performs dynamics in which the same goals that in a trainingor. For example, if you have to work the ball out, because the coach gives the boys some videos with different actions and they must correct what’s wrong and highlight what is good, “says Navarro. He also hup to 17 branch players have participated in talks with grassroots football.But Not only in the tactical aspects coaches abound but also in emotional. “I’ll give another example. Each player has what to define, and later definitions are read that each one has given and the companions have to know who it is. Players also use the Kahoot (application to make questionnaires) to answer questions about tactics, colleagues, general culture, football … And then they add points in a classification“Navarro says, stressing that for the smallest “we try to make these tasks adapt to your age. For example, we tell them to simulate one-on-one and draw it, and to look at the body position. “All the trainers they share their experiences on Thursday, by Friday reinforce those exercises that have gone well and discriminate what It has not been effective. This is part of the work the quarry continues to do. From Monday to Wednesday, it’s time to think about the future. The recruitment department review the videos that it has of the season, with the parties in the different categories and the rivals, to “make decisions2. The recruitment season and the planning of future staff has been interrupted by the measures adopted by the Covid-19.The Espanyol quarry tries adapt to circumstances , although this time the soccer field is the house itself.