SOUTHLAND CONFERENCE ON COX SPORTS TELEVISIONSOFTBALLFeb. 8: Samford at McNeese, 5:30 pm CTFeb. 8: Arkansas at McNeese, 8 pm CTMarch 5: LSU at Northwestern State, 3:30 pm CTBASEBALLFeb. 26: Tulane at Nicholls, 6 pm CTApril 18: Nicholls at Southeastern Louisiana, 6 pm CTMay 7: Southern at New Orleans, 6:30 pm CT METARIE, Louisiana – Cox Sports Television is set to carry three baseball games involving Southland Conference teams during the 2019 season, plus three softball matchups. The league’s regional partner is available to more than 5.5 million viewers across the Gulf South.All games will be streamed on ESPN platforms outside CST’s territory, available via ESPN.com/watch and ESPN apps.The schedule begins with softball at Joe Miller Field in Lake Charles, Louisiana. As part of the Cowgirl Classic, McNeese hosts Samford and Arkansas on Friday, Feb. 8. Baseball coverage starts Tuesday, Feb. 26, when Nicholls hosts Tulane.Initially targeted to be a Louisiana sports destination, CST has secured collegiate, professional and high school events that have expanded the network’s reach throughout the Gulf South.
SANTA ANITA SINGLE TICKET RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT CARRYOVER OF $293,239 INTO FRIDAY; FIRST POST TIME FOR AN EIGHT-RACE CARD AT 1 P.M. SANTA ANITA OPEN AT 10 A.M. FOR SIMULCAST WAGERING ON WEDNESDAY & THURSDAYARCADIA, Calif. (April 28, 2019)–There is a Single Ticket Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot carryover of $293,239 into Friday at Santa Anita and with the Grade I Kentucky Oaks and other big races coming in via simulcast, there figures to be heightened interest in Santa Anita’s popular 20 cent minimum wager.Sunday’s Rainbow Six, which generated $176,818 in “new” money, by fourth race post time and although there was no single ticket winner, the total pool of $429,580 fueled a payoff on 32 consolation tickets of $2,928.60 each.With an eight-race card on tap Friday, approximate post time race three, the beginning of the Rainbow Six, is at 2 p.m. PT.Fans are advised that Santa Anita is open at 10 a.m. on both Wednesday and Thursday for simulcast wagering in the Grandstand Paddock Room. Admission and parking are free.Club House and General Admission, as well as General Parking, are also free on Friday. Additionally, Santa Anita offers fans 21 and over two dollar draft beers and six dollar Specialty Cocktails, sponsored by Woodford Reserve, each Friday.First post time on Friday is at 1 p.m., admission gates will open at 11 a.m. For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.
Some of the 10 most wanted criminals by the Civil Guard have been arrested in Bulgaria for belonging to a dangerous criminal organization dedicated to the introduction in Spain and the rest of Europe of large amounts of cocaine from South America and money laundering.The man had gained 50 kilos to change his physical appearance and planned to flee to Venezuela in the next few days.The detainee, of Spanish nationality, was claimed by the Spanish judicial authorities since 2013, when the police, within the framework of the ‘GOBE’ operation, culminated with the involvement of more than 150 people and in which the suspect had the fundamental role of seeking objectives interested in introducing significant amounts of cocaine.In fact, the Civil Guard states that it was the person in charge of receiving those shipments in Spain, as well as raising the money to pay for the narcotic substance at source. A Spaniard was arrested in Bulgaria among the 10 most wanted. Image: Civil Guard He had gained 50 kilos to change his appearance Thanks to citizen collaboration and coordination between the Civil Guard, the Bulgarian Police and the Sirene Offices of both countries, it was possible to place that person in a very specific area of the Bulgarian city of Varna, where he had long resided and that he planned to leave definitively in the next few days to Venezuela.The possibility was also considered that the individual, in addition to carrying falsified documentation, could carry firearms in their movements and have significantly changed their physical appearance, being able to have gained more than 50 kilos.201 people arrested in 2018 The Flee of Justice team of the Central Operating Unit (UCO) of the Civil Guard, arrested a total of 201 people during the past year, all of them claimed for compliance with various procedural measures both by the Spanish judicial authorities in the framework of their powers, as by foreign authorities.This figure represents a significant increase with respect to the 159 people arrested in 2017 by this same department, claimed by European Detention and Delivery Orders, and International Detention Orders.The 26 cases of foreigners fleeing Spain, the 26 cases of Germany, 23 of Romania, 19 of Italy and 17 of France stand out. The Civil Guard has moved to several countries to participate in the location and detention of 24 people claimed by Spanish authorities for crimes committed in our country, highlighting the number of actions carried out in Colombia, Romania, France, Argentina and Sweden.Regarding the types of crime that have led to these arrests, three stand out for homicide or murder, two for child abuse and the rest would be framed within the scope of criminal organizations, 16 arrests corresponding to drug trafficking, 9 for fraud, three for money laundering and the rest by different types.
How does Odriozola’s exit affect you? We talked about it, we have decided with the club the opportunity that has had to play and that’s it. It’s there, I hope everything goes well, that it has minutes. But he is a charming player and he has not played much, but we have him and he is from Madrid anyway. You will have your chance, for now it is there. I hope I can play many games. Do you see Vinicius better than a few weeks ago? Yes, but like everyone else. He is 19 years old and you have to go easy on him. He has to be ambitious, to do everything he does. We are not going to control that. You have to be calm, we have 25 players and when they are not in the group it is because there are many important players, all these players could have more minutes, but we are happy with everything that all the players do. Every three days there is a match and I have to choose. It’s my job. It will not change until the end. Will you talk to Brahim and Mariano to convince them that they should leave? Everyone has their situation, I speak with the players from time to time. Everyone knows their situation, then the player has to choose and do. I am not here to say what they have to do. If I do, I speak directly with the player. They are here and I will count on them. I will count on them when I can. Sounds for the French national team, do you feel like it?No, because now I am here and very happy. There is a lot of work here, lots of games. My occupation is tomorrow’s game, and nothing else. Some decisions last summer, such as dispensing with Llorente or Ceballos and staying with Valverde, are going well with time … Things are done naturally, you are talking about these cases and it was everyone’s decision. I give 100% and the players too. We are in a good moment and the situation of each one is what it is … We try to make the player comfortable. The most important thing is tomorrow’s game. Do you think your coach image has improved? Neither fu nor fa. What matters most to me is day to day, I am always interested in improving. Grow as a coach, the kind of technician I am. I work on what I love. I was a player for many years, I was lucky to be in the field and now it is different, it is a role that I like very much. Everything they say about me, if the team does it wrong, they will say that it is bad and that everything is a catastrophe. I am interested in what I do, how I evolve with my players. May we be competitive and constant in our game. That never ends, it will talk about me and we have to continue. If we do not, they will criticize me again. How is Hazard, will he reach Atleti? His return I can not say yet when it will be, just started to touch the ball. His evolution is good, he no longer has pain. Starting Monday, he will start working individually with more ball. Little by little it will improve and I hope that I will return soon with the group. For the mental part it would do very well. I can’t say when he comes back, it would be bold. We are happy, we hope to recover you very fast. What is the recipe for this match? I think it’s the spirit we want, that of the team. We are in a good moment and what we want is to continue with what we do, nothing more. We know it is difficult, every three days there is a game, it is another story. And we have to always show the best version we have. Tomorrow will be the same, a very complicated game against an opponent who has lost only one game at home. We will see what we give in the field. Would a team that give a thousand passes and score a goal at the Bernabéu? I tell you, all teams look in the field to win. Then, each one chooses the way to do it. We have ours, each team has its own. I’m not going to talk about what others do, we want to continue with the good we are doing. Each game is different, we are going to focus on making a good game tomorrow. How do you see Bale, again injured? When the player is available, which is the most important thing, that is well. The pity is that the other day he hurt his ankle and is now unavailable. He is the first one who is not happy, he would like to be with us, train and play. But it’s a small thing, I hope to see you with us next Monday. We will see, nothing more. I see him as always, he wants to be with us and play. Are you worried that Bale does not achieve continuity? I always worry if a player is injured. They are the first to suffer, as a coach I don’t like it. I prefer to have problems to make the team having 25 players to have injured. But it is little. He sprained his ankle a little, on Monday I think he will be with us. Does Bale choose when he plays? You can think what you want, I say my thought. When I am with him, what he wants is to always be available, to be with the team. The other day he did a little damage. It’s a small thing, talking to doctors they said it’s a 3 or 4 day thing. On Monday he will be with us and he will not be injured anymore so he can have more continuity to train and play. Does it bother you to have to defend Bale so many times? The other day he scored, I will always defend my players. They are my players, they train every day, they kill each other. Here is a good dynamic. The players want to put the shield of Madrid very high. Each one has its history, but I don’t see it so badly. It is true that he has had some injuries and with that you cannot do anything. Hopefully you can have more continuity, playing minutes will put you in positive dynamics. How important is Casemiro? The other goals were a coincidence, but I’m not surprised that I stepped on the area. He is a player who can climb. Then, it is important, like everyone else. He is demonstrating it, but it is like everyone else, there are 25 players here and everyone should feel they are important. There are many games, we play every three days and we need everyone.
Possibilities in the Premier ?: “The league is over and Liverpool deserves it. After so many games, if the advantage is what it is, it is because they deserve it. I would like to be closer to Liverpool in the standings, yes, but now we have to finish seconds and at the best possible pace, we still have the FA Cup and the Champions League. “More titles: “In all the big clubs I’ve been to, when you win a title, you take a shower and you’re already thinking about the next one. Winning three Carabao Cup has been very nice but tomorrow we have another game in another competition. The FA Cup is very important for the English and we have to concentrate on it. The most important title of Manchester City was the Mancini Premier because it changed the mentality of the club, it was the most difficult. Those of us who have come later have continued with that path. “ Phil Foden’s future: “I want the best for him. He will have what he deserves. I am very happy for his match at Wembley and for his behavior and his work in all training. He has improved a lot. He is still 19 years old but with this behavior he can get anywhere “.Agüero’s injury: “Okay, you can play tomorrow.”Sané injury: “He is not ready yet. After six months, this is a process. He is taking the necessary steps to return.”
AnticRadomir Antic has passed away today, as reported by Atlético de Madrid through a statement on its website. The Serbian coach has died at the age of 71, after complications from pancreatitis that he suffered for a long time. He was born in Zitiste, Serbia, in 1948. LaLiga says goodbye to one of its history. Antic was a professional soccer player first, playing for 17 seasons passing through Partizan, Fenerbahçe, Zaragoza (78-79 and 79-80) and Luton, among others. Then he had a long career as a coach, especially in Spain.He is the only coach who has been able to manage the three biggest clubs in our football: Real Madrid, Atlético de Madrid and Barcelona. He also went through Oviedo, Zaragoza and Celta, before being a Serbian coach. He also had an experience in China, where he trained Shandong Luneng and Zhongji. As a player, Antic had won the Yugoslav league with Partizan and the Turkish with Fenerbahçe. As a coach, he managed to win two Yugoslav leagues at the controls of Partizan. In Spain, he marked a historic moment at the helm of Atlético, guiding him to the unforgettable double of the League and Cup in the 95-96 season in a legendary team made up of legendary Atletico players such as Kiko, Caminero, Santi, Molina, Simeone … In total Antic led Atlético for five seasons, 189 games. “With the loss of Radomir, a bit of the heart of the club is gone,” said Miguel Ángel Gil, CEO of Atlético. The club’s flag in the Wanda Metropolitano will wave at a duel at half-staff for 24 hours. Radomir Antic managed to direct a total of 495 matches to Spanish teams with a balance of 214 wins, 128 draws and 153 losses.
Yesterday’s words from Aleksander Ceferin, UEFA president, have opened up a new domestic front for him. The leader, in an interview with the newspaper Ekipa24, explained in a part of his speech the football scene that stems from the coronavirus crisis. Specifically, about Spain, he saw the bottle half full. “I am optimistic that we will see the conclusion of LaLiga, I am optimistic that we will see the conclusion of the Italian championship as well, and I am optimistic in general. Of course, I cannot guarantee anything, I cannot promise anything. Everything will depend on the situation in each country. It will all depend on whether the circumstances are certain enough that playing football does not endanger anyone, “he explained.The manager of the highest body of European football was also asked in the same interview about the situation in his country and there he was critical of managing the crisis for his pessimism and obscurantism, in his opinion. “They have to say that the situation is serious, but at the same time they must give optimism, hope to the people. We cannot tell people every day ‘that it must explode today and that it will get worse tomorrow’. We cannot do this, people “She will go crazy. We cannot talk like that, because the epidemic will end. I know the Slovenes, I have the information: we respect all measures very well.” We have to give people a positive approach. The situation must end, otherwise the economy will collapse. People have to be informed in a positive way about how to achieve the objective united, not in an apocalyptic way “, sentenced Ceferin, pointing directly to the government led by Janez Janša, to whom his words have frankly misplaced and to which he has responded harshly. In Slovenia the fray is seen as political revenge, since there is a current that awaits the emergence in that scenario of Ceferin, once his time in football ends. Whatever, Janez Janša, Slovenian Prime Minister, has dispatched himself against his countryman and UEFA harshly, aiming at selfishness, money and the games that were played in Spain and Italy, in clear reference to Atalanta-Valencia. “It was an irresponsible criminal act, even more, of spreading the danger, which was not limited to Slovenia. From concerts to soccer shows in Italy and Spain, the virus has spread rapidly throughout Europe and tens of thousands have died and will continue dying. Some concerts and football games were not canceled due to greed for money, even after the World Health Organization delayed its declaration of a pandemic, “he says. Janša as a reply.They ask Ceferin to get involved in politics.Ceferin’s figure in his country rises like foam. The UEFA president was asked about his possible arrival in politics by Ekipa24 and did not rule it out. “I don’t know, it’s hard to say. I never promised to think about it. I have not yet considered running for any of the state positions. I have received some messages and calls, but for now I am the president of the European Federation of Soccer and I’m just thinking about this, “he says. His position seems to make the current political class uncomfortable and direct criticism is seen as a threat. Ceferin, in addition, has been involved in the fight against the coronavirus by obtaining the donation, without Slovenia having to pay a single euro, of 200,000 masks, 20,000 tests and 10 respirators from his friend Jack Ma, president of Alibaba.
For those who do not remember the story, I assure you that it is true. Barcelona refused to play the second leg of the Copa del Rey semifinals from the 1999-2000 season. Today April 24, 2020, 20 years have passed since Barcelona’s debauchery, chaired by Josep Lluís Núñez, to the KO tournament. The Camp Nou was the scene of a match pantomime. A semi-empty stadium for a match that was not played and that unfortunately passed into the history of football. The most resounding precedent of a failure to appear and a subsequent pardon. Let’s remember the facts. The Barcelona had to play the semifinal round against Atlético de Madrid. The mattresses had won in the first leg by a forceful 3-0 at the Vicente Calderón, but the azulgranas refused to dispute that encounter alleging that they lacked players. Barça tried unsuccessfully to get the favor of the Federation and postpone the meeting. He stated that he could not refuse to yield his players to his teams, when the Cup match coincides with a date reserved in the calendar for international matches, and that nine of his players had left with their country. They were the cases of: Rivaldo, Litmanen, Zenden, Cocu, Bogarde, Kluivert, Reiziger, Frank de Boer and Luis Figo. In addition, he had three injured. Further, Federation regulations prevented more than three affiliate members from being aligned. It was a pulse between Núñez and Villar. In which the Blaugrana president issued an order: “Not to participate in the farce in which the dispute of this match would consist. We cannot compete. And we do not plan to make a fool of ourselves. Is it that Hesp should play as a forward?” A threat to the Federation from which it could not, did not know or did not want to back down.Cover of the Diario As of April 25, 2000. The board, along with the support of the Barça coach Louis Van Gaalthey took the irrevocable decision not to play that Copa del Rey match due to having only 11 players, including two goalkeepers (Arnau was the substitute on that occasion). The Federation threatened an unprecedented sanction against Barcelona if there was no appearance. Envite that he did not persuade Núñez.Then it was time for the game (9:00 p.m.) and images were seen to remember. The ten footballers of Barcelona: Guardiola, Hesp, Xavi, Puyol, Sergi, Gabri, Déhu, Simao, Dani and Abelardo, on the touchline without jumping onto the pitch. With the captain, Pep Guardiola, together with the delegate Carles Naval, giving explanations to the referee Díaz Vega and the athletic Santi Denia. With Jesús Gil, undaunted by the vice president Joan Gaspar. With Ñúñez, hidden, leaving a posteriori to witness the grotesque from the stands. With whistles and screams from the hundred fans.Guardiola gives explanations to Santi Denia and Díaz Vega. Accompanying him, Carles Naval. Barcelona urged the RFEF to call the game again and all the corresponding committees were defended with innumerable resources. They all dismissed them. The disciplinary regime of the RFEF was categorical. The Spanish Committee for Sports Discipline (CEDD) confirmed the decision of the other committees: give for losing the tie to Barcelona and excluding the club from the next edition of the Copa del Rey. In addition, he imposed a sanction of two million pesetas. Unpublished in Spanish soccer.Villar’s pardonBefore the 2000-2001 season began, there were general amnesty. Ángel María Villar was re-elected as president of the RFEF for his fourth consecutive term and pardoned Barcelona. The president used his ‘regulars’ grace measures and allowed the Catalan club to be in the next edition of the tournament. Gesture, not without controversy, that benefited Barcelona and that it left him without sanction, after the April sit-in.
During the meeting, the President of the Council listened to the concerns of the footballers at a time when they are working for a future return to training, but for which there is no date yet.Lozano explained to AFE that it will be Health that determines the specific moment of return to training and, where appropriate, to competition in the case of professional leagues.Similarly, the health authorities will determine the moment in which the clubs will be able to test their players to find out if they are infected by the coronavirus, since the current framework determines that the PCR test can only be accessed with a previous medical prescription, and always in contact with the regional medical authorities.Similarly, the CSD has transferred to the AFE that, at the end of last week, the draft of the protocol of return to training of sports activities was sent to the department of minister Salvador Illa, “being Health that will determine its criteria based on the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic”. The president of the Superior Sports Council (CSD), Irene Lozano, has reiterated to the Association of Spanish Soccer Players (AFE) that the eventual return to training and competition for professional players due to the COVID-19 crisis will lead to carried out when authorized by the Ministry of Health.The president of the CSD held a telematic meeting this Monday with the president of the AFE, David Aganzo, with the aim of explaining to the players union the agreement signed by the Council with LaLiga and the Royal Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) for said eventual return from professional competition.Likewise, Irene Lozano has listened to the main concerns and concerns of the soccer team. “You are an essential actor in the field of football and your role, your opinion, is going to be fundamental. We are writing a blank page, and we have to write it together,” he transmitted to David Aganzo.Lozano has offered the union to sit in on the meetings of the Sportsmen group created under the command of the Task Force to Promote Sport (GTID), in which the union is already present at the weekly meetings.
New wink from Dani Ceballos to Betis, this yet one more than wink an genuine and definitive declaration of affection. ANDThe Utreran midfielder identified within the networks with a Donald Trump meme saying ‘no’, info by which he is obtainable as a foreign money to play for Sevilla. Ceballos is on mortgage at Arsenal this season however should return to Actual Madrid when the course ends, though it is not clear that he will stay underneath the command of Zinedine Zidane.The data in query states that the white membership presents Reguilón, Ceballos himself and 30 million euros for hiring the Argentine Lucas Ocampos. And Dani does not appear to agree very a lot, as he made clear just a few weeks in the past at El Chiringuito: “I’m very Bettic. In Seville I might solely play at Betis. I did not get to communicate with Lopetegui.”Days later, the midfielder additionally remembered his debut with the Verdiblanco first group and one other phrase of unconditional love: “At this time marks 6 years of one of the best day of my life, that of my skilled debut. An unforgettable second and with my group as at all times , Actual Betis. Don’t strive to perceive it, it’s a novel feeling. I hope we will proceed to take pleasure in soccer collectively for a very long time. “ This similar Friday, Adrián San Miguel, Liverpool goalkeeper and former Heliópolis membership, made clear in El Desmarque Ceballos’ want: “It’s his choice. It’s clear that I do know that he being Beticic would love to return. The state of affairs should be given by each events as a result of he is from the Actual Madrid squad and is due to Actual Madrid. However coming residence at all times pleases. I feel if he has that alternative, alternative to return residence along with his age and proceed to present how good a footballer he is. Why not? “Mentioned the goalkeeper.