Central Arkansas Student-Athletes Sweep McCarty Awards Again

first_imgThe UCA student-athletes’ recognition is the second time in as many years that the Bears have claimed both the women’s and men’s awards after tennis player Marli Van Heerden and basketball player Otas Iyekekpolor won in 2018.“Being awarded both McCarty Awards in consecutive years is quite a testament to the type of men and women our coaches bring on campus,” said UCA Athletics Director Dr. Brad Teague. “We are very proud of our students and this recognition for citizenship is one of the highest honors a student can receive.”The award recognizes both male and female student-athletes who exhibit outstanding qualities in citizenship, sportsmanship, leadership and community service. The honor is named for the former Stephen F. Austin athletic director, who served at the school for 21 years, including 15 as athletic director. McCarty was inducted into the Southland Conference Hall of Honor in 2006. FRISCO, Texas –The 2019 Southland Conference Steve McCarty Citizenship Award winners are University of Central Arkansas softball player Oakley Sisemore and football player Breylin Smith. Commissioner Tom Burnett made the announcement Tuesday. The Conway native is the incoming president of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC) and coaches a seventh- and eighth-grade girls AAU basketball team. Sisemore, a fifth-year senior from Farmington, Ark., and Smith, a junior from Conway, Ark., will be honored Tuesday, May 21, at the annual Southland Honors Dinner and Ceremony at the Westin Stonebriar Hotel in Frisco. Locally, she volunteers with Community Connections – a program for special needs children. She has joined with teammates to help raise funds for “Light the Night Walk,” benefitting the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. A health education major, Smith is involved with Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Read to Succeed, and UCA Student Mobilization. Along with his teammates, he volunteers his time by going to elementary schools and reading with children and is a frequent speaker at meetings for Conway High School’s Fields of Faith program. Sisemore holds a 3.93 grade point average and is expected to graduate summa cum laude in May with a degree in health sciences. Sisemore, a member of the UCA Chapter of Alpha Chi Honor Society, plans to pursue a master’s degree in sustainability and environmental science next fall, and then attend medical school in the fall of 2020. Smith is a champion roper and is involved with the Arkansas Rodeo Association. Oakley Sisemore, Softball, Central ArkansasThe outfielder’s leadership extends far beyond the softball field and across the world. Sisemore has spent three of the past four summers in Uganda serving the impoverished nation as a community volunteer. This past summer, she convinced teammates Cheyenne Kuhn and Rachel Haberman to join her working at an orphanage and assisting with other community endeavors. Sisemore’s efforts include giving her time at clinics and hospitals in the northern part of Uganda and teaching youth to read. Additionally, Sisemore speaks to Special Olympics athletes about how to maintain a healthy lifestyle and is one of just five UCA students participating medical internship rotation – a role normally reserved for third-year medical students.Breylin Smith, Football, Central ArkansasSmith, the starting quarterback last fall before suffering a broken ankle in the fourth game of the season, is involved in a myriad of activities beyond the classroom and football field. His mother Dandra Thomas was all-conference in both volleyball and basketball at UCA. She passed away when Smith was a child and he was raised by his grandparents.last_img read more

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Force shatter Reds’ hopes with Super win

first_imgThe Reds needed a win to stay alive in the race for the Australian conference, but the Force overran them with 17 unanswered points in the second half.A late yellow card to winger Eto Nabuli – who made needless high contact with Force five-eighth Peter Grant, as he collected a high ball with less than 15 minutes to go – cruelled any chance of a Queensland comeback.Test hooker Tatafu Polota-Nau came off the bench to seal it for the Force with his 70th-minute try, while Grant’s fourth penalty of the night was the final nail in the coffin.Grant didn’t miss a kick all night and contributed 18 points off his own boot, with the Force leapfrogging the Reds in the Australian conference.Nabuli’s sin-binning came shortly after Marcel Brache scored to put the Force back in front 30-26.It was the second yellow card of the night for the Reds, taking their season tally to 12 – more than any other team in Super Rugby.Halfback Nick Frisby was shown the first yellow in the 44th minute and conceded a penalty try for kicking the ball out of Michael Ruru’s hands as he leapt over a ruck to plant down.It will be a sore point for Reds coach Nick Stiles, who had brought in referees to training during the week in an attempt to stamp out the root causes of their costly ill-discipline.Wallabies skipper Stephen Moore tried to drag the Reds back into it with a second-half double but he could not inspire his teammates in front of just 12,040 fans.Frisby endured a torrid night, but was briefly a hero for the Reds as he helped set up Lukhan Tui for a try just two minutes after halftime with a surging counter-attacking run.The Reds started brightly enough and led 5-0 when Duncan Paia’aua was set up by a Quade Cooper dummy and crossed for the opening try just five minutes in.But continued turnovers and poor field kicking allowed the Force to turn the rest of the first half into a grind, with two penalties and Ross Haylett-Petty’s debut try giving them an 11-5 lead at the break.Force coach Dave Wessels was delighted with the turnaround from his side after they were demolished last week at home by the Highlanders.”There was no doubt our intensity won us that game,” he said.”I’ve had a lot of special wins with the Force but that ranks right up there because of the context of where we’ve come from.”Stiles accused the Reds of taking “soft options” and said their yellow cards were unacceptable.”I’m filthy,” Stiles said.”We can’t sustain 80 minutes of football.”We’re happy to do things in spurts and patches but that doesn’t win you football games.”last_img read more

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Added security for NRL match

first_imgTop-flight sport returns to the city on Saturday when Manly stage a “home” match at Christchurch Stadium a fortnight after the mass shootings at two mosques which claimed 50 lives.New Zealand has been placed on a high threat alert since and police have reminded event organisers nationwide to be aware that a proliferation of memorial events has the potential to stretch law enforcement resources.However, a large police presence remains in Christchurch and will be out in force at Friday’s National Remembrance Service at Hagley Park.Match promoter Justin Wallace told journalists there would be increased police numbers at Saturday’s game and that both teams were also bringing their own bolstered security staff.It didn’t stop New Zealand Police issuing a note of caution through a media statement on Thursday.”The public is asked to continue their vigilance and report suspicious activity,” the statement read.”Police advise anyone attending events to stay alert and be aware of your surroundings.”New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern welcomed the high-profile nature of an NRL match in a city still grieving.”Safety is of course our focus … but the ability to come together at times like this, to form a community, whether or not it’s around sport or anything else, I think is an important part of recovery,” she said on Thursday.Wallace revealed a group of Christchurch medical emergency staff and first responders to the attack would be honoured on the field before kickoff.Both teams will walk from the tunnel together and observe a minute’s silence.last_img read more

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Hekari and Dwellers lead NSL competition

first_imgHekari tops the southern conference and Dwellers are leading the northern conference after round seven on the weekend.Hekari is unbeaten on 21 points and FC Port Moresby moves up the ladder to level with PKA Rapatona FC on 10 points following its win on the weekend.Huawei PS United FC has gained three points after a win on Sunday to level with Erema Gulf FC on seven points while Gigira Laitepo FC is trailing on five points.In the northern conference, Dwellers lead the points ladder on 17 points followed by Madang FC on 12 and Welgris Morobe United FC on 11 points.After its win, Besta PNG United has moved up to equal with Admiralty FC on nine points.Struggling Goroka Gosiha FC is yet to put a mark on the score board after losing all its seven matches so far this season.The competition has three rounds to go before it enters the National League format.last_img read more

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Pele football memorabilia expected to fetch millions

first_imgThe huge collection amassed over more than 60 years will go under the hammer at Julien’s Auctions in London, and will be open to online bidders from around the world.At age 75, Pele says he is “happy for amassing such a great collection” but he is ready to share it with his fans.”Now we’re going to be partners, we’re going to be brothers, because I’ll always be present at your house,” he said.Although he has suffered a number of health issues in recent years, it is thought the decision to auction off the collection is largely philanthropic.”It was a difficult decision to make but it takes a lot to properly care for these artefacts, and I felt I could do much more good by sharing these items with the world, as well as helping my causes that are important to me,” he said.Items up for auction include his three World Cup medals — one from Brazil’s first ever victory in 1958 — as well as football boots, the game ball he scored his 1000th goal with, and expired passports.A copy of the Jules Rimet Trophy — the original World Cup — is predicted to draw the highest bids, with price estimates ranging between $560,000 and more than $800,000.Dan Nelles, a sports specialist at Julien’s Auctions, told the BBC Pele planned to donate a portion of the profits from the auction, expected to be in excess of $7 million, to the Pequeno Principe paediatric hospital in Brazil.”There are so many wildcards in the auction, the Jules Rimet trophy, his World Cup medals, soccer boots, which means that ideally we are looking at three times that conservative estimate, and maybe as much as 10 times,” Mr Nelles said.The collection also includes numerous used jerseys, a champions’ ring, trophies and medals, a Pele tribute knife, capes, an antique firearm, and an Indian royal jeweller crown.Whilst many big-ticket items are expected to fetch thousands, other more obscure items may sell for as little as $100.Pele is often regarded by fans and peers as the greatest footballer to have lived. He began his professional career in 1956, aged 15, when he was signed to Santos FC. He was included in the Brazilian national team at age 16.The auction runs from June 7 to June 9.last_img read more

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Ter Stegen does not reach the derby

first_imgone As reported by the program Què T’hi Jugues of SER Catalunya, Marc-André Ter Stegen will not play this Saturday against Espanyol (9:00 p.m.) at the RCD Stadium in Cornellà. The German did not jump to train this Thursday with his teammates and will continue with his conservative treatment to try to recover from the tendinopathy he suffers in his right knee. The images showed that the club late Thursday show a workout without Ter Stegen and another with Neto and Iñaki Peña. The doctors and physios of Barça will try to recover Ter Stegen for the Spanish Super Cup which will be played from January 8 in Arabia (Barça plays on 9 against Atlético de Madrid) and, in the end, this work could be part of a plan established by Barça. Ter Stegen hasn’t played since the last league day, which was on December 21 against Alavés. If you don’t reappear until January 9, Ter Stegen would have been almost three weeks standing to deal with his problems. Another issue would be that the injury had appeared on the 29th, when the club joined training. The urgent call to Net it would allow to lean towards the second option.Net will make his debut in League. Joined from Valencia to cover the progress of Cillessen, Debuted with good note before the Inter. He is an expert and used goalkeeper since his time in Juventus to cover eventualities like this. He played in the Champions League against Inter and rendered at a high level. In Cornellá he has a level test.last_img read more

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The Super Cup gives another chance to Simeone against Barça

first_imgSticking to the tournament in liza this week in Saudi Arabia, Simeone and the azulgrana already saw their faces in another Super Cup of Spain, with the classic round trip format. It was in 2014 and the two matches ended in a draw: 1-1 at Calderón (Villa and Neymar) and 0-0 at Camp Nou. Barça took home the trophy.The league is where the differences become very evident, although Atlético more than compensates that one of the draws that have scratched Barça served to win the 2014 League at the Camp Nou. But it has not added not a triumph in the 16 games disputed in nine different seasons and before five Barca technicians (Guardiola, Vilanova, Martino, Luis Enrique and Valverde). In addition to that 1-1 (Godín’s head goal) that earned a title, the rojiblancos have taken four other draws and have lost eleven games, the last one a little over a month ago in the Metropolitan. Messi undid the 0-0 with a goal in the 86th minute. In the Cup, Barça has eliminated Atleti twice of Simeone: in the quarters of the 14-15, double Barça victory (1-0 and 2-3, the one of the boot of Arda thrown towards the line judge), and the semifinals of the 16-17, 1-2 at Calderón and 1-1 at Camp Nou, with Gameiro missing a penalty. So, this afternoon, Cholo faces the 23rd attempt to beat Barça …Cholo beat Athletic and Madrid in neutral field outside SpainThis Spanish Super Cup that is played outside the borders is a novelty, but for Atlético del Cholo it is not measured against a compatriot team on neutral ground abroad. In fact it will be the fifth time it happens, although the first time the winner does not take a title. In 2012, the rojiblancos beat Athletic (3-0) in Bucharest in the final of the Europa League. In the following even years he returned to play finals. In 2014 and 2016, of Champions against Real Madrid, that of Lisbon lost it in extra time and that of Milan, in penalties. Against the whites he repeated in Tallinn in 2018, in this case for the European Super Cup, and then they won the Cholo, 4-2 also in extra time. The team that is resisting Simeone as coach of Atlético is Barça. The Cholo has not won neither in League nor in Cup, nor in Supercopa. Since 2012 they have succeeded 22 clashes In the national competition and the best that the rojiblanco team has drawn has been eight draws. The rest, fourteen defeats. In Champions it has had better luck, with two victories del Atleti – both in Calderón – in four games and two Barça eliminations in the quarterfinals.last_img read more

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Marathon for number one between Djokovic and Nadal

first_imgIn 2019 it didn’t go too effectively after profitable the primary Grand Slam of the 12 months till he repeated at Wimbledon, though earlier than he took the Madrid Open. On the finish of the 12 months he triumphed in Paris-Bercy. Nadal overcame an inside disaster and some bodily issues to finish up conducting a big land marketing campaign, with the titles of Rome and Paris, and didn’t get out of the semifinals in 11 tournaments, together with Canada and the US Open, the place he gained. Federer went from much less to extra, gained in Miami, finalist in Wimbledon and gained in Halle and Basel. “Number one is one of my two most important objectives, I don’t deny it. The others are the Grand Slams. And, clearly, I nonetheless need to be the most effective ever,” Djokovic acknowledged.All three may have an analogous calendar in 2020, though the Swiss will in all probability not play three tournaments on land this time. Along with the rating, his combat for the Grand Slam titles will stay alive. Nadal (19) continues with choices to advance Federer (20) this course, whereas Djokovic (17) might solely tie him. “I in all probability gained’t be capable of assess the achievements of my profession till I retire,” stated who’s, once more, the opponent to beat. Djokovic loved after his triumph of the photograph shoot of the champions of Australia, which was held within the Royal Botanical Gardens of the capital of Victoria. On a windy day and with some clouds, the solar opened handed through the minutes during which the Balkan posed with the Norman Brookes Problem Cup in his arms and an ear smile. Nole set sail residence to relaxation a number of days earlier than beginning the protection of his number one, which will probably be a marathon. Because of his triumph within the Australian Open, Novak Djokovic appeared yesterday once more as number one on the earth rating with 9,720 factors, to the detriment of Rafa Nadal, who’s now second with 9,395 forward of Roger Federer, third with 7,130. The Serbian claimed the throne 91 days after shedding it by the hands of the Balearic, who might get well it very quickly. It’s aimed on the ATP 500 of Acapulco (from day 24), the place it defends 45 factors and there are 500 for the winner. Though the Serbian might play the identical week in Dubai, the place he didn’t take part in 2019 and can also be class 500.The Spaniard is 325 factors from the brand new winner in Melbourne, who defends after 45 in Indian Wells (he fell within the third spherical in opposition to Kohlschreiber), whereas he gained 360 there as a semifinalist final 12 months. As well as, the Large Three, Nadal is the one that should retain extra factors within the the rest of the season. He gained 8,785 for Djokovic’s 7,055 and Federer’s 6,230, which is farther from the purpose, however on the similar time he can earn greater than his everlasting rivals.last_img read more

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How often should we change the mattress? This is the red line that we should not pass

first_imgA good rest is essential for our health. Rest correctly affects both our daily performance and the good development and work of our organs, and a key point to achieve this is our mattress. A mattress does not have to be the cheapest to be the best, but there are some points that must be taken into account when choosing it. Depending on the physical condition of each person, a mattress must have a type of height, core or firmness.Another very important key to getting a good rest is to change the mattress when necessary. According to experts, the mattress should be changed at least every 7 or 10 years, although this time can be reduced if the necessary care is not applied. This time is stipulated to prevent the malformations that suffer over time affect our rest and can cause some kind of illness. Get a mattress to last longerTo ensure that a mattress is in good condition and lasts the 7 years stipulated by experts, a series of tips must be followed. The best known is to rotate the mattress every 6 months so that it does not have malformations. Another tip is to keep pets out of bed so that dirt does not accumulate on it and vacuum it to remove dust that may accumulate. In addition, there is a trick that helps reduce moisture and odors that is sprinkle a little baking soda all over the mattress surface. The conditions of a mattress affect our restIt is advisable to change the minimum mattress every 7 years center_img Image: iStocklast_img read more

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“White collapse in the Bernabéu”

first_imgL’Équipe: “Real Madrid won’t win the 20th Copa del Rey this season”The French newspaper highlights the end of the 21-game losing streak of whites in the Copera defeat against Real: “Real Madrid will not win the 20th Copa del Rey this season. The partners of Karim Benzema and Alphonse Areola fell defeated this Thursday in the quarterfinals against Real Sociedad (3-4) after a vertiginous match. A defeat with which he ends his course in the competition and a series of 21 games without defeat in all competitions. “La Gazzetta dello Sport: “White collapse in the Bernabéu”The Italian media emphasized the defensive errors that cost Madrid the elimination against Real: “A strong blow for Real Madrid, who says goodbye to the first title by receiving four goals against a stunned Bernabéu. The Madrid wrecked due to too many defensive mistakes and the couple’s particularly inspired night ORdegaard-Isak, authors of two goals and two assists in total. The Basques took to the field on an afternoon seasoned with seven seven goals, in addition to repeated emotions and controversy with many clubs (one, picked up by Ramos), two goals voided (one on each side) thanks to the intervention of the VAR and a expulsion. Marcelo, Rodrygo and Nacho’s goals were not enough for whites. “Olé: “Batacazo Real”The Argentine newspaper is blunt in its headline: “Real hit” and highlights the elimination of whites: “Another surprise in the Copa del Rey. Real Sociedad won Real Madrid 3-4 and left it out of the semifinals. In an incredible game, which could be for either of them, the Basques got into the top four. ORDegaard, Isak twice and Mikel Merino scored Real goals. While Marcelo, Rodrygo and Nacho scored for Madrid. “ The world press includes in its headings the elimination of the Real Madrid Cup against the Real Sociedad in the Bernabéu. So, Olé title with “Real hit“, The Gazzetta talk about “white collapse” Y L’Equipe The end of the 21-game losing streak stands out in the elimination of whites. Bild: “Two former Borussia Dortmund players take down Madrid”The German newspaper highlights the goals of two former Dortmund players such as Isak and Mikel Merino: “The followers of Borussia Dortmund will be amazed … Alexander Isak and Mikel Merino eliminated Real Madrid from the Cup. The Real Sociedad won 3-4 in Bernabéu and goes to the semifinals. “The media recalls that Zidane has not won the Cup as coach of Madrid: “Former Madrid star Martin Ødegaard scored 1-0 against his former club, while Marcelo shortened to 1-3. The league leader had a Defensive role in the Copa show and the goals were late through Rodrygo and Nacho for 3-4. The Copa del Rey is not and will not be the Copa Real: Madrid has only won it twice since 2000 and never with Coach Zidane “.A Bola: “Madrid eliminated in a crazy game”The Portuguese newspaper extols the party of ORDegaard and ownership of Militão: “Real Madrid was eliminated in the quarterfinals of the Copa del Rey in Santiago Bernabéu by losing 3-4 against Real Sociedad. Éder Militão, a former defender of Porto was chosen by Zidane in the initial eleven of Real Madrid. Martin Ødegaard, a Norwegian midfielder on loan to the Basque team for meringues, opened the scoring on 22 ‘ Y a double from Swedish Isak (54 ‘and 56’) shocked the result in the Spanish capital. Marcelo reduced (59 ‘) before Merino (69’) made the 1-4. In the last ten minutes, Brazil’s Rodrygo signed 2-4 and Nacho (93 ‘) reduced the difference to a minimum, but Real could no longer get the tie. “Globoesporte: “The classification of the Real is more than deserved”The Brazilian medium thus summarizes the Real Sociedad pass against Madrid: “Real Madrid and Real Sociedad had a simply exciting game this Thursday at the Santiago Bernabéu. Madrid lost 1-4, but showed the power of reaction in the last minutes and almost equals the encounter. Anyway, the classification of the Royal Society for the semifinals of the Copa del Rey is more than deserved. The score of 3-4 was fair. It’s Real Madrid’s first defeat at home this season and the end of an unbeaten streak of 21 games. “last_img read more

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