Five-Run Ninth Pushes No. 7 Nicholls Past No. 2 Lions, 7-6

first_imgBox Score | ESPN+ Replay | Photo Gallery | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – The No. 7 Nicholls Colonels walked off against No. 2 Southeastern Louisiana with a five-run ninth and a wild sequence on the final at-bat to take a 7-6 win and eliminate the Lions. Nicholls advances to face No. 3 Northwestern State today at 4 p.m. CT. Two batters later and it was a one-run game after an Ethan Valdez RBI single up the middle, pulling the Colonels to 6-5 with one out and one runner on first. Another single base hit up the middle from Joey Morales put the potential game-winning run on base, followed by Chet Niehaus being hit by a pitch to load the bases with one out. A sac fly from Cody Grosse got Pace to the plate before the inning came to a close and the Lions took a 2-0 lead to the bottom of the fifth. Nicholls’ Xane Washington singled through to shallow left field and advanced to third on a throwing error past third base, giving the Colonels a runner in scoring position with no outs. Koestler and the Lions held off the next two batters but a passed ball on a full count with two outs allowed Washington to make it home and pull the score to 2-1 Lions. Kyle Knauth’s RBI single saw him reach on a fielder’s choice after the throw went past first base, scoring Morales and Valdez for the 7-6 walkoff win.BSB: Here’s the game-winning sequence for @Nicholls_BASE, completing five-run bottom of the 9th rally. Colonels 7, Lions 6 (final). Next for Nicholls: vs. @NSUDemonsBSB, 4 pm CT Friday. #BreakNormal #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Jared Biddy took the mound in relief for the Lions as Nicholls stared down a four-run deficit at the bottom of the ninth. Gage Teer doubled to the left field corner to plate a run and put runners on second and third with no outs. At the next at-bat, a wild pitch went off the catcher and brought another run home to make it a 6-4 game with one out.BSB: @Nicholls_base began its bottom of the 9th inning rally with Teer’s RBI double. Washington scored, making it 6-3 in favor of SLU. #BreakNormal #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 It wasn’t until the top of the fifth inning on just the second hit of the game for Southeastern that the Lions broke through. After a walk and a hit-by-pitch advanced Daniel Wasinger and Evan Pace, an RBI single from Brennan Breaud sent Wasinger home for a 1-0 lead with one out.center_img After six innings and 89 pitches, Bedevian made way for Christian Bahlinger on the mound. Bedevian struck out two and allowed two earned runs on three hits. Koestler did the same for Peyton Lee at the stretch, having allowed four hits while striking out three on 97 pitches. Southeastern’s Carlisle Koestler and Nicholls’ Jacob Bedevian led the way for three scoreless innings to open the game with just three total hits surrendered between the two pitchers.BSB: Three innings complete in Sugar Land, @sluathletics and @GeauxColonels are scoreless.WATCH: & @espn apps.LISTEN: & #LionUp #DirtyRed #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 After Washington struck out swinging in Nicholls’ first at-bat at the bottom of the seventh, Dillon Belle stepped up and sent a solo homer just over the right field into the bullpen to tie the game 2-2 heading into the final two frames. Southeastern made another pitching change for the top of the ninth, bringing on left-hander Payton Robinson.BSB: Bottom of the 7th, @Nicholls_BASE tied this one up with a Belle homer to right center. Made it 2-2 vs. SLU. #BreakNormal #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 With one out atop the ninth, Grosse drove in the go-ahead run with a line drive to right field, plating Pace and advancing Trenon Trosclair to third on the throw as the Lions took a 3-2 lead. On the next at-bat, Grosse stole second and advanced to third on an errant throw, sending Trosclair to make it a 4-2 game. The Lions made it a four-run inning and a 6-2 score with a Taylor Schwaner RBI double to left center.BSB: SLU extended its advantage to 6-2 lead over Nicholls in T9th. Schwaner 2 RBI single, plating Avans and Grosse. #LionUp #SouthlandStrong— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 25, 2018 Southeastern is eliminated while Nicholls takes on Northwestern State at 4 p.m. today. If the Colonels win, they must play a rematch tomorrow at either 9 a.m. or 1 p.m. for a spot in the winner-take-tall championship game at 6 p.m.last_img read more

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Wildcats Sweep Men’s Outdoor Athletes of the Week Awards

first_imgFRISCO, Texas – Abilene Christian’s Jared Williams and Kai Schmidt are the Southland Conference Men’s Outdoor Track & Field Athletes of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. All Southland Athletes of the Week are presented MidSouth Bank.The Wildcat duo competed at their home track over the weekend at the Wes Kittley Invitational. Williams took first in the 400-meter event while also helping his ACU squad to a first-place team finish in the 4x400m relay. Kai Schmidt took first place in the shot put and second overall in the discus.Men’s Outdoor Track Athlete of the Week – Jared Williams, Abilene Christian – So. – Channelview, TexasWilliams boosted his 4x400m relay team to a first-place overall finish by a narrow .55-second margin. ACU’s relay team finished the course with a time of 3:09.97. The sophomore also claimed a first-place individual finish in the 400m dash, beating out 17 other competitors. The Channelview, Texas product blazed past the finish line with a 47.24 clip, marking the ninth fastest NCAA Division I time of the season.Honorable Mention: Tremayne Flagler, Northwestern State; Julien Jeandree, Central Arkansas; Tyler Smith, McNeese; Garett Cortez, Incarnate Word.Men’s Outdoor Field Athlete of the Week – Kai Schmidt, Abilene Christian – Sr. – Krefeld, GermanySenior Kai Schmidt won the shot put against Texas Tech’s Eric Kicinskig and Sam Houston State’s Michael Nichols with his best effort of 18.21m (59-9). Schmidt’s marks in the shot put and discus events sealed Southland season bests as the senior launched a 191-2 in the discus, in addition to his shot put efforts.Honorable Mention: LaRon James, Northwestern State; P.J. Caseres, Incarnate Word; Aaron Rosales, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi.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 at least 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

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No. 2 Northwestern State’s Golden Goal Punches Ticket to Championship Match

first_imgHere’s the diving save by @NSUDemonsSOC keeper Acelya Aydogmus to keep @McNeeseSoccer’s Rachel Palet from scoring! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 NSU’s Norma Trejo issued a textbook cross into the box for Rachel Brandt, whose one-timer was stopped by Cowgirls’ goalie Emma Roccaforte. The ball fell right to the feet of Draguisevich, who had a wide-open goal to score on. Olivia Draguisevich calls GAME! The rookie puts away the rebound for the golden goal and sends @NSUDemonsSOC through to the Southland Conference Tournament Championship! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 9, 2019 In a scoreless first half, the first dangerous chance came in the 21st minute, when Rachel Palet squared up on the ball and fired one to the upper left corner that was punched away by NSU goalkeeper Acelya Aydogmus. Aydogmus made a pair of dazzling saves in the second period, with the first coming in the 59th minute when she dove to her right to stop Palet’s free kick. The second came 14 minutes later as a free ball found Kiana Kukaua on the back side, but her volley went right at Aydogmus. Box Score | Photo GalleryCONWAY, Ark. – No. 2 Northwestern State secured a spot in Sunday’s Southland Conference Soccer Tournament championship match with a 1-0 win over No. 6 McNeese on Friday evening. Freshman Olivia Draguisevich scored the game-winning goal in the 98th minute for the Lady Demons.center_img ANOTHER ONE.Acelya Aydogmus makes another diving stop to keep Kiana Kukaua out. #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 NSU responded eight minutes later with Trejo drilling one that was on its way to sneak underneath the crossbar before Roccaforte got a hand on it. The Demons threatened just before half as Nicole Henry’s ball into the box connected with Trejo, whose shot was deflected out for a corner kick. On the set piece, Draguicevich attempted header went just wide of the frame. Norma Trejo’s shot is punched away by Emma Roccaforte to keep the match scoreless! #SouthlandStrong #NeverYield #GeauxPokes— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) November 8, 2019 The Lady Demons will face the winner of top-seeded Lamar and No. 5 Texas A&M-Corpus Christi in Sunday’s title match at 1:05 p.m.last_img read more

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Bale set for Spurs return as new boss Mourinho lines up sensational transfer

first_imgTOTTENHAM manager Jose Mourinho is set to offer Gareth Bale a Real Madrid escape route, Spanish reports claim.The former Chelsea and Manchester United manager replaced Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who was axed by Spurs chief Daniel Levy.3 Jose Mourinho is set to offer Gareth Bale a Real Madrid escape route, Spanish reports claimCredit: AP:Associated PressGareth Bale next club oddsTottenham – 11/4Any Chinese club –  4/1Man Utd – 8/1Man City – 12/1Juventus – 16/1Liverpool – 20/1PSG – 20/1Bayern Munich – 25/1Chelsea – 33/1*Odds from LadbrokesAnd according to AS, Mourinho is already plotting a move for unwanted Real forward Bale, who left London for Spain in 2013 in an £85million deal.The new Spurs boss needs to revitalise the squad – who are struggling for form and motivation in 14th – and sees the Welshman as a way of doing so.But it is claimed by Bale’s representative, Jonathan Barnett, that the 30-year-old will not be leaving the Spanish capital in the winter window.Though a summer move is still the player’s preference.Bale looked to have sealed a mega-money transfer to the Chinese Super League at the start of the season, only for Real to block the move at the last minute.The Welsh star, who has scored twice in seven games this term, has gone back and forth with Bernabeu fans and bosses this term, even insisting he is a scapegoat for the club.Bale once again faces the wrath of Real supporters as he held up a fan’s flag reading “Wales. Golf. Madrid. In that order”, after his nation sealed their spot at Euro 2020.Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenham 3Transfer News Live Blogblues newsChelsea news LIVE – Latest updates from Stamford BridgeLive Blogunited newsMan Utd news LIVE – Latest updates from Old TraffordLive BlogGunners newsArsenal news LIVE – Latest updates from the EmiratesGossipGOING DUTCHChelsea ‘to grab Mbuyamba on free deal’ with defender set to leave BarcelonaDEPAY CHARTMan Utd flop Memphis used computer data and analytics to quit Old TraffordLive BlogBLUES NEWSChelsea news LIVE: Latest updates and transfer gossip from Stamford BridgeGossipFIT IN HIS BELEArsenal turn attention to Lyon striker Dembele as Lacazette replacementGossipGUNNER MAKE A MOVEArsenal weighing up transfer move for Barcelona star RafinhaIt leaves the door wide open for Mourinho to swoop in, but SunSport revealed Spurs face competition from Manchester United.Mourinho attempted to sign Bale in 2017 during his reign at United, and Old Trafford bosses have kept tabs of the winger since.It is claimed Real are hoping to use the 30-year-old as a part of a player plush cash deal with French star Paul Pogba heading to Madrid.3 Mourinho replaced Argentine Mauricio Pochettino, who was axed by Spurs chief Daniel LevyCredit: Getty – ContributorGareth Bale gives his opinion on ‘Wales, Golf, Madrid’ slogan in interview with FA Waleslast_img read more

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Mourinho reveals why he gave Parrott match ball after Burnley thumping

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO claims he gave Saturday’s matchball to youngster Troy Parrott as it was his Premier League debut – therefore having a “much bigger meaning.”Spurs thrashed Burnley 5-0 at their new stadium, with goals from Harry Kane, Lucas Moura, Son Heung-Min and Moussa Sissoko.2 Jose Mourinho has revealed why he gave Troy Parrott the matchball after Spurs 5-0 win over BurnleyCredit: ReutersHowever, the biggest cheer was reserved for 17-year-old Republic of Ireland international Parrott, who came off the bench late on for his Tottenham debut.Parrott has been tipped by many as a star for the future.And he admits he is trying to follow captain Kane’s example as much as possible.Parrott was handed the ball at the end of the match despite Kane being named man-of-the-match.2And Mourinho has explained his decision, saying: “It was his debut and I think it had a much bigger meaning to a kid who last week was playing against others his age in the UEFA Youth League.”Mourinho also hinted Parrott could be set for an electric start against Bayern Munich in the Champions League.The Special One added: “Today he’s playing in the Premier League at 17. Will he play against Bayern?“I don’t know. All I can say is Kane won’t. Who plays? We’ll see.”Most Read In SportTHROUGH 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 returnPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidHowever, reports claim Mourinho is looking at bringing a more experienced striker to the club in January.It’s reckoned Roma’s Edin Dzeko is his top target after Jose sent scouts to watch the ex-Man City star in action.Meanwhile, SunSport can exclusively reveal Spurs are trying to sign West Brom’s 19-year-old right-back Nathan Ferguson.José Mourinho compares Son wonder-goal vs Burnley to legendary Ronaldo Nazário strike for Barcelonalast_img read more

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Arsenal & Spurs battle to host AJ v Pulev with both stadiums ‘in the mix’

first_imgNORTH LONDON rivals Arsenal and Tottenham are both in the mix to host Anthony Joshua’s next heavyweight world title defence.Joshua, 30, regained his unified belts 4,000 miles away in Saudi Arabia in December after he exacted revenge on Andy Ruiz Jr.7 Anthony Joshua wants to to fight in the UK in his next boutCredit: News Group Newspapers Ltd7 Joshua face Bulgarian Kubrat Pulev in his next fightCredit: Getty – ContributorBut the Watford star wants a UK homecoming in his next fight, having boxed on the road in his last two bouts, where he suffered a nightmare US debut against underdog Ruiz before the Riyadh rematch.Joshua is mandated by the IBF to face 38-year-old Kubrat Pulev – who pulled out of a 2017 bout against the Brit with an injury.Promoter Eddie Hearn is still negotiating terms with Pulev as they eye a stadium fight in Britain – but offers to fight abroad will bring in more cash for the heavyweights.Hearn explained: “For AJ we’ve established the IBF mandatory was called long before the WBO one.7“Kubrat Pulev is the frontrunner, but of course in this situation Kubrat Pulev is mandatory and is thinking ‘I want as much money as possible for this fight’.”We want to do the fight in the UK – which is probably the place where there’s the least amount of money for this fight.“But at the end of May or early June for us, many venues in the mix – Emirates, Spurs, Twickenham we’ve requested, Millennium (Principality) Stadium.”It’s time to come home. But Pulev’s got to be in agreeance with that and hopefully we get that over the line.Anthony Joshua vs Tyson Fury will NOT take place in the UK as Saudi Arabia offer twice the money, says promoter Eddie HearnMost read in boxing PicturedA CUT ABOVEMike Tyson shows two-inch cut ‘picked up in training’ ahead of boxing returnMIKE DROPMike Tyson shows off ripped physique in gym workout with MMA legend Vitor BelfortHALL OF SHAMEWilder’s astonishing rant about Mike Tyson’s record against Hall of FamersRevealedGYPSY KING IS KINGFury named highest-paid fighter in world ahead of rival AJ and McGregorPodcastBAD IDEAMike Tyson is being ‘silly because he could really get hurt’ if he laces up againCLASH OF THE TYSONSTyson Fury says he has accepted offer to fight 53-year-old Mike TysonExclusive’IT’S TOUGH’Anthony Joshua on looking for love, life as a super-dad & fighting Tyson FuryPicturedTHOR BLIMEYThor shows off incredible body transformation after losing 40lbs in three weeksExclusiveCome on Ty-sonAJ rules out Tyson bout… as he fears fans would BOO if he beat Iron MikeFURYIOUS POWERFury tipped to beat Anthony Joshua inside six rounds by ex-opponent Rogan“If you asked him where he wants his next fight to be he’d say London, so that’s what we’re going to try and deliver.”Joshua has also been given a WBO mandatory in Oleksandr Usyk, 33, though Pulev’s IBF challenge has been allowed to take place first.Ex-cruiserweight king Usyk will instead face Derek Chisora, 36, in March before facing the winner of AJ and Pulev.7 Eddie Hearn has held talks before with Arsenal to stage a fight at the EmiratesCredit: EPA7 Hearn has interest in staging a fight at Tottenham’s new stadiumCredit: Getty Images – Getty7 Home of England rugby, Twickenham, has never hosted a boxing matchCredit: Reuters7 Joshua has twice fought at the Principality stadium in WalesCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The Sunlast_img read more

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Where are Kane’s Spurs team-mates from 2011 debut including ‘mini Modric’?

first_imgHARRY KANE has become a global superstar with boyhood club Tottenham Hotspur, although his trajectory to the top of the game wasn’t obvious on his 2011 debut.The 26-year-old has enjoyed a Roy of the Rovers style rise through the ranks at Spurs, going from a little-known, little-trusted burly looking academy striker to one of the most lethal, sought-after forwards in the world.13Natural talent coupled with extraordinary will-power has seen him overcome adversity to become the fearless No10 that would reportedly set any potential suitor back £200million.But before his days of scoring ten goals against rivals Arsenal, or being serenaded with “one of our own” chants from the White Hart Lane faithful, Kane was merely a slightly awkward looking 18-year-old that had spent the previous season on loan at Leyton Orient.All the way back in 2011, Spurs took on Hearts in a Europa League qualifying play-off.With the job already done up in Edinburgh, having secured a 5-0 win, Harry Redknapp wasn’t going to risk any key players for the inconsequential-feeling second leg at White Hart Lane.So with the likes of Luka Modric and Gareth Bale nowhere to be seen, and Rafael Van der Vaart restricted to the bench, Harry Kane made his Spurs debut on August 25, 2011.Things actually got off to an ignominious start, when Kane tamely missed a penalty – with his side going on to draw 0-0 in front of 32,590 fans at the old White Hart Lane.It was a team brimming with academy prospects, with some it’s fair to say, faring better than others.Here, SunSport examine what became of those that took to the field alongside Spurs’ future talisman that night in North London.13 Kane was brought down in the box… but squandered his subsequent spot kickCredit: AFPGK: CARLO CUDICINIThe veteran former Chelsea goalkeeper was signed by Harry Redknapp in January 2009 as competition for the often-blundering Heurelho Gomes.While he rarely threatened to actually take over the Brazilian’s No1 berth, the Italian was regularly handed outings in the cup competitions – including the disastrous 5-1 FA Cup semi-final demolition against his former club in 2012.With Brad Friedel having arrived that summer, and with Hugo Lloris to come the next, his days at White Hart Lane were numbered, and he departed for LA Galaxy in December 2012 having made 37 appearances for Spurs.Cudicini has since returned to Stamford Bridge, working as the West Londoners’ loan manager technical coach since August last year.13 Cudicini acted as deputy goalkeeper at Spurs for three yearsCredit: Action Images – ReutersRB: VEDRAN CORLUKAOne of the older players in this mish-mash XI, the affable Croatian’s time at the club was beginning to come to an end.Corluka had been a regular at right-back since his £8.5million switch from Manchester City in 2008, but the emergence of Kyle Walker saw his playing time severely limited.After appearing only eight times in the first half of the 2011-12 season, he was sent out on loan to Bayer Leverkusen, before leaving permanently that summer to play for Lokomotiv Moscow.He featured for the final five minutes of his country’s World Cup semi-final victory over England in 2018, before hanging up his boots at international level.At 34, Corluka still turns out for Lokomotiv as their skipper in the Russian Premier League.13 Vedran Corluka made a rare Spurs outing that season against HeartsCredit: Andrew Barr – The Sun GlasgowCB: MICHAEL DAWSONAt this point, Dawson was one of the most whole-hearted, popular players at Spurs.While the defender wasn’t the most gifted of operators, his work-rate and passion drew respect and adulation from the fans, and he often captained the side during his time in N17.He continued to play for Spurs until 2014, making 324 appearances before departing for Hull City after Mauricio Pochettino’s arrival at the club.At 36, he still turns out in the Championship, having returned to his first club Nottingham Forest, while he can also occasionally be seen on Sky Sports giving his views on his beloved Spurs.13 Michael Dawson gave his all for Spurs across a nine-year spellCredit: ReutersCB: SEBASTIEN BASSONGSigned from Newcastle United following their relegation in 2009, the Cameroonian is perhaps best remembered at White Hart Lane as the man that scored the club’s first ever Champions League goal.His header against Young Boys in 2010 may have made history, but he struggled to ever really be anything more than a useful utility man at Tottenham, often filling in for any one of the often injured Ledley King, Jonathan Woodgate or Younes Kaboul.He left for Norwich in 2012 after making 71 appearances for the Lilywhites.After a spell at Peterborough United, he signed for Greek side FC Volos this season – but having already departed he finds himself a free agent – although at 33 he has not yet retired.13 Bassong made history by scoring Spurs’ first ever Champions League goalCredit: News Group Newspapers LtdLB: ANDROS TOWNSENDTownsend had been seen once before in a Spurs shirt prior to this season, having scored on his debut in an FA Cup tie with Charlton back in January 2011.More well-known as a flying winger, Townsend had at times featured at left-back in the Spurs youth teams, with Redknapp plonking him there against Hearts as a means of shoehorning him into the XI.He had already represented six different clubs on various loans prior to this point, and that number would grow by three more before he became a regular with Spurs.A bust-up with fitness coach Nathan Gardiner saw him frozen out at White Hart Lane in December 2015, and he left for Newcastle the next month after 93 appearances for his boyhood club.Another move followed six months later when Newcastle had been relegated, returning to London to play for Crystal Palace – where he remains almost four years later.13 Youngster Townsend was handed a start as a flying makeshift full-backCredit: Jamie McPhilimey – The SunRM: RYAN FREDERICKSAnother Spurs academy graduate that managed to carve out a Premier League career away from Spurs.The youngster possessed searing pace and ability, but couldn’t come close to dislodging Kyle Walker at right-back for the Lilywhites.Fredericks made three appearances that season, before briefly returning to the first-team fold two years later to make another under Andre Villas-Boas.After loans with Brentford, Millwall and Middlesbrough, he left permanently for Bristol City in 2015.Bizarrely, however, he left Ashton Gate under a month later, citing a desire to return to London – signing for Fulham and playing at Craven Cottage for three years – before a switch to West Ham United.13 Fredericks made one of just four Spurs appearances that nightCredit: Action Images – ReutersCM: TOM HUDDLESTONEA midfielder possessing glorious technique with both feet, Tom Huddlestone was a Spurs stalwart between 2005 and 2013.After seeing his importance, and mobility, wane after various injuries, the four-cap England international left Spurs for Hull City after 209 appearances in the white of Spurs.His time with the Tigers was eventful, twice being relegated, with a promotion sandwiched in the middle.He returned to his first club Derby County in 2017 where he still plays – having featured 11 times in the Championship as a 33-year-old this season.13 The burly midfielder possessed sumptuous techniqueCredit: Graham Hughes – The TimesCM: JAKE LIVERMOREAnother academy graduate that showed promise at Spurs – he even made 38 first-team outings that season alone as Redknapp’s side came fourth in the Premier League.His appearances began to diminish after Villas-Boas’ arrival, however, and he was loaned out to Hull in 2013 – making the move permanent a year later.Livermore was good enough, however, to receive international honours – winning seven caps for England.At 30, he now captains West Bromwich Albion in the Championship.13 Livermore went on to win seven England capsCredit: Action Images – ReutersLM: TOM CARROLLTim Sherwood once said of Carroll: “He could play for them [Barcelona], no question.”And while that may have been fanciful, there was genuine excitement as Carroll was progressing through the ranks at Spurs.Some of the more wishful fans dubbed the Watford-born youngster a “mini-Modric”, with his slight frame and technical ability on the ball.But he never quite forced his will on the Spurs first-team, and found himself dipping in and out of contention over the next five years – sometimes appearing to randomly return to the fold.He made 30 appearances for Spurs as recently as the 2015-16 season under Pochettino – but finally departed for Swansea in January 2017.Things started well enough at the Liberty Stadium, but following their relegation – his spell in Wales went badly wrong.He left for a fresh start at Aston Villa on loan in January last year, but was limited to just 35 minutes of action due to a hip complaint.Upon his Swans return he was reduced to bit-part player status under Steve Cooper this season – and even had his contract terminated in January – making him a free agent at 27.13 Carroll was still featuring for Spurs in 2016Credit: –ST: ROMAN PAVLYUCHENKOThe Russian striker was signed by Juande Ramos in 2008 following the departures of Robbie Keane and Dimitar Berbatov, and had a mixed spell at White Hart Lane.Capable of the spectacular and the ridiculous, the Russian blew hot and cold while in North London.He found himself marginalised in the 2011-12 season following the arrival of Emmanuel Adebayor, and like Corluka, soon departed for Lokomotiv Moscow – although with a respectable goal record of 42 strikes in 113 games.At 38, the 51-cap international now turns out for Russian non-league side FC Zamya Noginsk.13 Pavlyuchenko had the tough ask of replacing Berbatov and Keane in 2008Credit: Jamie McPhilimey – The SunSUBSTITUTESWhile the likes of Rafael van der Vaart and Jermain Defoe appeared as unused substitutes that night, Redknapp called on three other replacements, including one player making his debut.Younes Kaboul, who replaced Dawson at half-time, is not officially retired – but without a club he has spoken of his desire to earn his coaching badges.Niko Kranjcar replaced Fredericks – and the affable Croatian was last seen on a pitch for Rangers in 2018.LATEST 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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongMeanwhile in the 76th minute, Redknapp handed Jake Nicholson his one and only senior Spurs appearance.The midfielder never went on to hit the heights on the pitch, currently without a club after playing in non-league.But he certainly made headlines off it after being spotted leaving a London nightclub with former Page 3 model Katie Price in 2011.13 Little known academy graduate Jake Nicholson was more often seen in reserve games… or attending a night club with Katie PriceCredit: Getty Images – GettyGary Lineker admits Harry Kane is right to think about his future at Tottenhamlast_img read more

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Aurier arrives at Spurs training for talks after ‘breaking lockdown for THIRD time’

first_imgIt is not clear when the haircut took place, but it will likely cause even more consternation if it indeed occurred between the Spurs squad’s coronavirus tests and their return to training – putting the Ivorian’s team-mates at risk.Aurier, wearing his team-mate Davinson Sanchez’s Colombia shirt, posed on a seat with another man stood directly behind him.In the first photo, he has his hands together, then points to the camera and finally lowers his head to show off the fade and design in his hair.He captioned the post: “Yes Sir @justscuts #LeCoiffeurEstBon,” with the hashtag translating to “the hairdresser is good”.He was spotted wearing the same Colombia shirt while driving into Tottenham’s training ground earlier in the day.And also yesterday, Aurier posted a video of himself kicking a ball, as Spurs players returned to the training ground for solo sessions.He captioned it: “Resumption of work… it’s almost time.”LATEST BREACHThe latest Instagram post comes less than a month after he and Moussa Sissoko were forced to apologise for breaking lockdown rules.Aurier shared a video of himself wearing a mask while training with fellow Tottenham man Sissoko on social media before swiftly deleting it.In a joint statement, the pair said: “We wish to apologise for not setting the right example here.”We recognise that as professional footballers we have a responsibility to be role models, particularly during this uncertain period that everyone around the world is facing.””We must all respect the government advice to minimise the number of lives lost during this pandemic.”We cannot thank NHS staff enough for their tireless work at this time and we shall both be making a financial donation to show our support for their efforts.”3 Aurier was snapped arriving at Spurs training on Tuesday wearing the same Colombia jerseyCredit: ReutersMOST 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 InstagramI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’PicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidAnd this was not the first time that Aurier had got himself into trouble, after filming himself running with a friend a fortnight before.Spurs also drew criticism when manager Mourinho was pictured holding a training session in a park.And when Sanchez was snapped jogging with Ryan Sessegnon.Serge Aurier denies claims he spat at Tottenham fans while celebrating goal in win over Olympiakos SERGE AURIER has defended breaking lockdown rules by getting his hair cut – but still faces a grilling from Tottenham for his behaviour.Aurier posted a picture of himself and his barber after getting a trim, breaking the government social distancing guidelines just as Spurs returned to training.3 Serge Aurier arrived for training today after breaching lockdown rules for a third timeCredit: Reuters3 Serge Aurier took to Instagram to show off his haircut – but appears to have broken social distancing rules againCredit: InstagramIt is the third time the former Paris Saint-Germain has got into trouble with the national rules aiming to prevent the spread of Covid-19.The 27-year-old trained as usual today as Jose Mourinho’s squad began getting ready for Project Restart.But the right-back will now be asked to explain himself over why he felt the need to get his hair cut at a time when hairdressers have been ordered to remain closed until July.Aurier attempted to pass off any criticism being aimed at him by insisting there was no danger because both he and his barber were clear of coronavirus.He wrote on Instagram: “My hairdresser is negative and me too so stop talking in a vacuum and put on masks and gloves when you come to take pictures at the training center (sic), it’s part of the rules too.”A Tottenham statement said: “We are investigating the circumstances and will deal with the incident appropriately.”last_img read more

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Bok captain out for 6 weeks

first_imgEben Etzebeth will continue as the Springboks stand-in captain for the Rugby Championship.The 26-year-old lock had already replaced Whiteley as skipper for the last of the three tests against France in June when the loose forward was ruled out of action with a groin injury.Whiteley is not likely to be back before the end of September, which means Etzebeth could be captain for at least five of the six Springbok fixtures in this year’s southern hemisphere championship, starting with the home clash against Argentina in Port Elizabeth on August 19th.”Eben did an excellent job against France in Johannesburg, when he had to step in at short notice after the late withdrawal of Warren. He enjoys the respect of his team mates and also commands respect on and off the field,” said Springbok coach Allister Coetzee.Etzebeth debuted for the Springboks aged 20 and has won a total of 57 caps. Loose forward Siya Kolisi has been named vice-captain.South Africa play Argentina away on August 26th in Salta in their second game in the Rugby Championship and then travel to Australia and New Zealand for tests in Perth on September 9th and Auckland on September 16th.Their last two matches are home to Australia in Bloemfontein on September 30 and New Zealand in Cape Town on October 7. Photo: Photosport. Caption: Warren Whiteley chases TJ Perenaralast_img read more

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Walker moves ahead in Hawaii

first_imgThe PGA Champion took advantage of the scoring-friendly conditions at Kapalua Resort to mix six birdies with an eagle, with a final-hole gain doubling his cushion over the chasing pack.Ryan Moore also birdied the last to join Jim Herman and Justin Thomas on six under, with Daniel Berger and Jason Dufner part of the group a further shot off the pace.Defending champion Jordan Spieth made a slow start to his year with a one-under 72, with only five players in the 32-man field not to post an under-par round.Walker followed birdies at the second and fourth with a 40-foot gain at the par-five next, before picking up another shot at the sixth to move ahead of early pacesetter Cody Gribble.Herman kicked off his back nine with a close-range birdie to join Walker on five under, with Berger reaching the turn in 31 to briefly make it a three-way tie at the top.Another short gain from Herman at the 13th lifted him in to top spot, only for Walker to match it and also post a six-foot birdie at the next before nudging home at the par-five last.Moore threatened the outright lead with two eagles in his first four holes and another birdie at the par-five ninth, while Thomas recovered from a slow start to post a hat-trick of gains around the turn on his way to an opening 67.Dustin Johnson and in-form Hideki Matsuyama carded matching 69s to sit inside the top 10, with Jason Day slipping a further shot adrift alongside Patrick Reed after a three-putt bogey at the 18th.Watch the SBS Tournament of Champions throughout the week live on Sky Sports – your home of golf. Live coverage of the second round begins on Friday from 11pmlast_img read more

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