Baseball: LSU at Southeastern LouisianaWednesday6 p.m. CTCox Sports TVRegional TV:Charter 324/815Cox 37/1037Full list of channel numbers at http://coxsportstv.com/affiliates/Online (Subject to Blackout in Cox Territory):ESPN3http://WatchESPN.comWatchESPN and ESPN appsBSB: Don’t know if you’re in CST’s territory? Check the map.Live in area shaded black? Watch @LSUbaseball vs. @Lions_Baseball on @CoxSportsTV.In green? Watch on ESPN3. pic.twitter.com/uPmtWFbD6L— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) February 27, 2018Talent:Lyn Rollins, play-by-playRonnie Rantz, analystCarley McCord, reporter FRISCO, Texas – Southeastern Louisiana wraps up a five-game stretch against ranked opponents Wednesday at 6 p.m., hosting No. 14-ranked LSU in a sold-out contest at Pat Kenelly Diamond at Alumni Field. Televised by Cox Sports TV (CST), the game is available on ESPN3 outside of CST’s coverage area.
MAURICIO POCHETTINO has ruled out a January signing spree at Tottenham as he looks to turn their troubled season around.The Spurs boss insists he trusts his players “200 per cent” to haul themselves out of the mess they are in.4 Mauricio Pochettino’s side are slumped at ninth in the Prem table after eight gamesCredit: Rex FeaturesThe North Londoners have won only three of their 11 matches in all competitions.After a disappointing summer – in which he brought in just three permanent signings and one on loan, while failing to offload a number of stale stars – many Tottenham fans were expecting and hoping for a busy January window.But Poch, speaking ahead of Saturday afternoon’s home clash with Watford, said: “I believe in the players we have.“I respect opinions and people will say we need to change, in or out. But my decision is to stick with my players. They have the quality. It’s only to unlock something in their minds.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneTottenham went into the international break on the back of a 7-2 hammering at home by Bayern Munich and a 3-0 defeat at lowly Brighton.Pochettino’s men also suffered an embarrassing Carabao Cup KO at League Two Colchester.He said: “When you assess all the circumstances they were very tough against us. The most important thing is to be all together and show a strong face to the problems. And talk a lot.“It’s important that players feel support from the manager. I trust 200 per cent in them and believe they have capacity and potential to win the games.“This situation happens at all clubs sooner or later. We have confidence we have the quality. It’s only a matter of time.44MOST READ IN SPORT SILVA’S GOLDEN GIRLModel Ines Tomaz has been helping Bernardo Silva through quarantineGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitExclusiveMARK MY WORDSJennings reveals life story from adoption to drug abuse and suicide attemptsNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticAWAY DAYSMartin Skelly remembers county’s day in the sun when Dublin rocked into townBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight title“For them, they are the principal actors on the pitch.”Christian Eriksen is a doubt to face the Hornets after suffering a dead leg while on international duty with Denmark.New boys Ryan Sessegnon and Giovani Lo Celso also remain sidelined despite returning to training.4 Tottenham’s squad have won just three times in the Premier League this seasonCredit: Rex Features
A year later, fellow England international Elliott Whitehead joined the Green Machine in similar circumstances with just under 200 games of Super League experience under his belt from his time at Bradford and Catalans.Fast forward to the end of the 2016 season and both have become household names with Raiders and NRL fans alike. Hodgson finished eighth in the final 2016 Dally M Medal count while Whitehead was a key man in Canberra’s run to the preliminary finals, featuring in all 27 games and scoring six tries.Few could have predicted how successful both men would be so soon in their NRL careers, which is why there’s plenty of optimism surrounding new Raiders recruit Jordan Turner who is following a similar path to his compatriots after signing a two-year deal to play in the nation’s capital.Turner made 229 Super League appearances for Salford, Hull and St Helens across 11 seasons in the UK’s top domestic competition and at 27 years of age is just hitting the peak of his powers, the versatile Englishman seeing parallels between his move and those of his new teammates.”I think Josh and Elliott were probably in similar situations to what I was in my career, that they needed to take their game to the next level,” Turner told media at Raiders HQ on Monday.”You can just see from being out here and both of their first seasons they took their games to a level they never reached in England and they’re reaping the rewards for that now. Hopefully I can emulate what they’ve done and if I can do that I’ll be a happy man.”Turner – who was a teammate of Canberra hard man Sia Soliola while at St Helens in 2013-14 – said his preference would be to play “in the halves or centre”, but standing at close to 190cm and weighing over 100kgs, his ability to cover the back row may just be his ticket to a spot in the squad for Round 1.Nonplussed by his exact playing position at this early stage of his NRL stint, Turner’s goal for the coming months remains simple.”I’ll be happy if I can make the squad for Round 1, if I can be in the 17 I’ll be a very happy man and I’ll be looking to cement my place in the 17 first and then think about the starting line-up after that,” Turner said.”I wouldn’t have signed here if I didn’t think I could break in to the team.”Depending on the way that Ricky (coach Ricky Stuart) wants to go this year, maybe I might be able to be an interchange utility, that’s the sort of thing he’s talked about.”That is exactly what Stuart has in mind for his latest English recruit, with the Canberra mentor keen to lean on Turner’s versatility.”With Jordan it’s more… he has a great capacity to play a utility role. He’s played back row, he’s played in the halves, he’s played centre,” Stuart said prior to the start of pre-season training in November.”In today’s game when you’ve got a limited interchange I think that’s a really classic position to be able to fill.”If Turner proves to be anywhere near as influential as Hodgson and Whitehead have been, Canberra might just have another English success story on their hands as they look to build on an impressive 2016 campaign.
It will take an injury to prevent Thurston from simultaneously entering the exclusive 300 club, as well as becoming the most capped Cowboys with 271 games for North Queensland, overtaking Matthew Bowen. The only change to the side that defeated the Parramatta Eels in Round 14 is the inclusion of Corey Jensen on the bench, taking over from Ben Spina, who injured his biceps against the Melbourne Strom in Round 15. Thurston won’t have too much time to think about his milestone, or celebrate it with his teammates, given he won’t train with them until Friday, but coach Paul Green is confident Thurston’s professionalism will shine through. “At the end of the day it’s about doing your job and putting the team first and he’s the guy that epitomises that… all being well he’ll be there Saturday,” Green said. “He won’t have been with us, he’ll train on our last training session… But you don’t really have to make a big deal of it… I think his teammates will want to make sure it’s a memorable night for him.”The Cowboys will miss the consistency that Spina has brought off the bench since the Cowboys’ return to form over a month ago, but Green is confident Jensen will get the job done and is happy with how his side has been performing. “We’re being tested at the moment, I’ve said earlier in the year, we were well below the average for a couple of seasons so eventually you’re going to head back towards the average,” he said. “Whether it’s luck or it’s just our turn you get presented with different challenges and that’s ours at the moment. I think all in all we’re coping really well the team is doing well despite the injury toll and… particularly in the last month I don’t think our performances have been too far off the mark.” Photo: NRL Photos Johnathan Thurston is set to play his 300th NRL match.
With Johnson injuring his ankle in the win over the Tigers last weekend, Mason Lino will start in the No 7 jersey in the only change to the playing 17 named for the Indigenous Round battle at Mt Smart Stadium on Saturday.The 24-year-old Lino will make his fourth appearance of the season after previously filling the position against the Roosters, North Queensland and Melbourne.Luke was forced off with a shoulder injury in the 55th minute in the 26-4 over the Tigers, while Blair left the field with an ankle complaint after returning from the bench for his second stint.”Adam is fine and will play,” Warriors head coach Stephen Kearney said.”We gave Issac every chance to play last week after injuring his knee against Melbourne and he came through. Once again, we’ll give him every opportunity this week.”There’s one change on the extended bench with utility Jazz Tevaga (shoulder) back after he was unavailable last week.The Warriors have a 22-1-16 win-draw-loss record against the Roosters and in 18 meetings at Mt Smart Stadium, the Warriors have won 12 and lost six.WARRIORS: Roger Tuivasa-Sheck (c), David Fusitu’a, Peta Hiku, Solomone Kata, Ken Maumalo, Blake Green, Mason Lino, Bunty Afoa, Issac Luke, Agnatius Paasi, Simon Mannering, Tohu Harris, Adam Blair. Interchange: Karl Lawton, Jazz Tevaga, Sam Lisone, Isaiah Papali’i, James Gavet, Anthony Gelling, Albert Vete, Sam Cook.
With an awesome crowd, it gave PNG team the boost to play with confidence against the favorites. New zealand being dominant in the first half with the advantage of the wind direction, PNG held them off with a strong backline defence from the Komolong brothers Alwin and Felix with Koriak Upaiga. However, with multiple attempts by the favorites, PNG goal keeper Ronald Warisan kept the ball off the net countless times. Several attempts by PNG were forced out with a strong New Zealand defence as both teams went off scoreless at half time.
Bladez men, who are dominating with seven wins and one lose, are looking to extend their lead this weekend against the second-placed United Men.As was the case, Uniteds are trailing behind by 3 points with six wins, one lose and one draw.With only three points separating the sides from first and second placings, it will give both teams an incentive to win.With Bladez’s formidable defense and forward pack attacks, a good finish is what is expected with a consolation of extending their points on the ladder.Uniteds will be controlling their game flow from centre half to forwards, allowing them to dominate most defenses with skills as they maintain a regular starting team and make constant changes to hold off the Bladez attacks.It will be a highly-energised game for the weekend as both sides go head to head for the top of the table clash.
The German Leipzig has made official the signing of the Spanish end Dani Olmo. As AS advanced on January 23, the Spanish international leaves Dinamo Zagreb, a club he arrived with at the age of 16 from Barcelona, to sign for the current leader of the Bundesliga.The transfer figure will be around 30 million euros and also includes a series of objectives that can make it reach 45. The player signs until 2024 and will take number 25.Thus, the German team has advanced to other greats in Europe they had also knocked on Olmo’s door and especially to two Spanish clubs: Atlético and Barcelona. The rojiblancos were very close to achieving their signing last summer and became interested again in this winter market, but did not achieve sales that allowed them to approach the operation. Barcelona, meanwhile, wanted to incorporate it into this winter market but also did not finish taking the step. “Of course, I know the growth trajectory of RB Leipzig in recent years. It is a young and attractive club, that convinces me for its philosophy of developing talented players and placing their trust in them. Now I am looking forward to integrating, meeting the team as quickly as possible and being in the field with the teammates. I would like to contribute my strengths and help the team stay at the top of the table and be successful in all competitions for as long as possible, ”he says in statements collected on the German team’s website.
Egyptian Mo Salah, which is considered a holder for the German coach and undoubtedly one of the best strikers in the Premier and around the world, was one of the players who disappeared from the game, which forced Klopp to remove him from the tie.TO Jürgen Klopp Nor did the behavior of some Atlético players suit him and he retired his star Sadio Mane at the break to avoid a possible expulsion and lose him in the second leg.If you want accompany Atleti in the mythical Anfield and enjoy the atmosphere of the Champions live here you can check the available tickets: Liverpool – Athletic. 11.03.2018 – 21.00 Behind the final beep, the players of Athletic celebrated the victory, so the players of the English team felt bad and sent challenge messages to the Madrid club for the round to be held on March 11 in Anfield.It seems that celebrationsexaggerated of players and of the fans of Atlético de Madrid upset the forward Egyptian, so he posted a tweet on his official Twitter account by writing: “Anfield is waiting for you.” The Salah’s message it is a clear challenge to the Simeone template.
Sterling changed everythingIt was, in any case, the impression that none wanted to be the first to make a mistake. The City, because I thought of Manchester. Madrid, because bringing Casemiro and Valverde together, which have become addictive, gives the team resistance and takes away surprise. The second half accentuated the collapse of Madrid, with three consecutive occasions of Mahrez, two ruined by Courtois. And there, in the abyss, as so many times in this agonizing tournament that has made Madrid a legend, Vinicius cleaned a ball to Rodrigo, who gave away more than a player of his position, and gave him the goal to Isco. By then he warmed in the band Bale, relay of one or the other.And then Madrid got excited as it usually does with the Champions League, a competition that is considered patron and benefactor and that usually fills its sails. Ramos had the second, the Bernabéu was thrown into the street, but the City, which was gone, returned with Sterling and tied in play on the edge of the VAR. Gabriel Jesus put his hands on Ramos’s back before finishing off the net. The goal was invented by De Bruyne and validated by Orsato. With a lost head, Carvajal made a penalty to Sterling who transformed the Belgian and Ramos saw the red one by push similar to the reverse, as a last man, to Gabriel Jesus with different punishment. A little poetic injustice. Madrid hangs off the cliff. Goals1-0, 59 ‘: Isco, 1-1, 77 ‘: Gabriel Jesus, 1-2, 82 ‘: From Bruyne CardsReferee: Daniele OrsatoVAR Referee: Massimiliano IrratiBenjamin Mendy (28 ‘, Yellow) Federico Valverde (47 ‘, Yellow) Modric (53 ‘, Yellow) Sergio Ramos (85 ‘, Red It was a rise and fall in which Madrid ended up on the shoulder, already seriously threatened to leave the Champions League in the second round for the second consecutive year. The ground collapsed under his feet in a disastrous end, before an Italian referee, Orsato, with two measuring rods. He gave a slight push to Ramos who gave the City 1-1 and showed the red to the center by another of the same intensity to Gabriel Jesus. Not even justice was from Madrid, whose game didn’t deserve better treatment either.There was no amendment to the whole, but Zidane left out Kroos and Bale in favor of Isco and Vinicius. It was an eleven in favor of work and public, because the Malaga has more goal than the German and because the Welshman has long incurred unfair administration of his talent. He also had a strategic intention: he imagined a very territorial City, served to Guardiola’s taste, tolerating the game to space. And there Vinicius’ speed is a knife. But the game did not go there. Madrid had more ball than expected and the Brazilian, less free field than he presumed. Still, it was the best.In return, Guardiola, whom Bernabéu will always see Blaugrana direct whatever he directs, left 41 goals on the bench (21 Agüero and 20 Sterling) to give strength to the team, with less positional players (Mahrez or Gabriel Jesus) and more predisposition to hinder the exit of the opponent’s ball. A tactical battle that followed the floral offerings between both coaches on the eve. The start was not up to the exchange of praise. It turned out sosote.The City clicked on that quick recovery, the Guardiola manual alpha, and It took him to reach the altar of Courtois, although the passing of the minutes strengthened him. And Madrid, which combined the long and short game, was at least on its way to the area. The last thing that was known about the team in attack is that when the events ran out it was justified by putting bulk centers in the area without any use because Cristiano fled, dwarfed Bale and disappeared Jovic, nobody gets to those shipments.And, nevertheless, the great occasion of Madrid before the break came product of that perverse game of the ball hung to the area. He put it on Mendy, nodded chopped Benzema, repelled Ederson and Vinicius increased his legend of fair gunman wasting rejection. Before he had had an occasion of the same size Gabriel Jesus, whose shot at close range Courtois took out, needing to re-clean his name. It was not necessary to investigate much to conclude that the danger of the City was in the diagonals of the Brazilian and in De Bruyne, a capital architect, in the positional game and against. At the edge of the break the English returned to have the goal, in auction of Gabriel Jesus saved by Ramos, Casemiro and Valverde. ChangesFernandinho (32 ‘, Laporte), Sterling (72 ‘, Bernardo Silva), Bale (74 ‘, Vinicius Junior), Lucas Vázquez (83 ‘, Modric), Jovic (83 ‘, Isco)