Humboldt State football tops Carson-Newman 52-45 in wild 2016 season opener

first_imgWith a young and inexperienced defense, Humboldt State head coach Rob Smith knew that the Jacks would likely have to rely on its veteran-heavy offense in Thursday’s season opener in Tennessee.Smith’s intuition wasn’t far off from how things have gone.Arguably the best player Division II has to offer proved to be Humboldt State’s difference maker like he did so many times a season ago, as junior running back Ja’Quan Gardner scored on a 35-yard touchdown run with 44 seconds left to put the …last_img read more

Sweet! Warriors and Candytopia team up for Hooptopia this fall

first_imgThere won’t be any basketball candies, but the trick shots will be sweet.The Golden State Warriors and Candytopia, the sugar-infused experience that has filled Instagram accounts across the nation, have joined forces to create a one-of-a-kind experience for basketball fans of all ages at the Chase Center, the new Mission Bay home of the Warriors and some of the best concerts and entertainment to hit the Bay Area.Starting Oct. 9 at the neighborhood’s Thrive City, the new, 3.2-acre open-air …last_img read more

Sephaka named Springbok Women’s coach

first_img25 February 2014 Former Springbok prop Lawrence Sephaka was on Monday named the new Springbok Women’s head coach, while Springbok Women’s Sevens coach Renfred Dazel was named assistant coach ahead of the IRB Women’s Rugby World Cup in France in August. Former Springbok Women’s captain Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe-Calata is the new team manager. Sephaka and his management team will work closely with Jacques Nienaber from the South African Rugby Union (Saru) Mobi-Unit, who will oversee the overall implementation of the Saru coaching blue print.‘A major coup’ “It is a major coup for us to have a former Springbok guide the national women’s team,” said Saru CEO Jurie Roux. “Lawrence is an up-and-coming coach and has worked with our elite women in the last few months, so he is familiar with the set-up and the expectations on the team. “His experience as a former Springbok and his familiarity with the demands and the pressure associated with representing one’s country will certainly add to his coaching input as he prepares the squad for the World Cup.”Consultant Sephaka, who played 24 tests between 2001 and 2006, was named as a consultant to the Springbok Women’s team before their first training camp in Cape Town last month, while Tsotsobe-Calata and Dazel also assisted at the camp in their respective roles. The former Springbok will work closely with the Gauteng-based players, in particular, in the months leading up to their next training camp in June and their pre-World Cup European tour, as he is one of five coaches who will run satellite coaching stations across the country with the women. The objective of these coaching stations is to ensure that the players improve their skills in all areas of the game, as well as role-specific preparation to excel in their respective positions.‘It makes sense’ Roux also welcomed the appointment of Dazel and Tsotsobe-Calata. “Renfred has been working closely with the Elite Sevens squad based in Port Elizabeth, and since those players will be eligible for selection for the 15-a-side Rugby World Cup, it makes sense to ensure continuity in the coaching team,” he said. “He has also played the sport at the highest level as a former Springbok Sevens player and provincial 15-a-side player so, similarly to Lawrence, he understands the demands on a national team. “It also gives Saru great satisfaction to appoint Nomsebenzi the team manager. She was the first captain of the Springbok Women’s team in 2004, and as she played alongside some of the women, she knows what the players need to deliver their best performance on the field. “I believe this trio is the ideal management team.”World Cup preparation The Springbok Women’s preliminary World Cup squad have been hard at work since early January to improve their fitness and skills levels, and will continue to work with the Saru Mobi-Unit and satellite coaches in the next few months to prepare for the international showpiece. The squad will assemble in Pretoria on 18 June for a seven-day training camp, which will be followed by a tour to London and France from 25 June to 5 July for warm-up matches against the Nomads and World Cup pool competitors, France, respectively. They will gather again in Stellenbosch for a pre-World Cup holding camp from 14 to 27 July, with the squad set to depart for Paris on 27 July for the international spectacle.Springbok Women management teamHead coach: Lawrence SephakaAssistant coach: Renfred DazelTeam manager: Nomsebenzi Tsotsobe-CalataTeam doctor: Jerome MampanePhysiotherapist: Tanushree Pillay SAinfo reporterlast_img read more

NDA announces candidates for 39 of the 40 seats in Bihar

first_imgThe National Democratic Alliance (NDA) on Saturday announced names of candidates for 39 of the total 40 Lok Sabha seats in Bihar. The candidate for the seat in Khagaria, which has gone to the Lok Janshakti Party (LJP), has been left out as LJP chief Ram Vilas Paswan said there were several claimants to it.BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain, who had contested from the Bhagalpur seat in the 2014 Lok Sabha poll but was defeated by Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) candidate Bulo Mandal, has been dropped this time.Social mixA good mix of social compulsions is also seen in the list. — 13 seats have gone to upper caste candidates, 12 to Other Backward Classes (OBC), seven to Economically Backward Classes (EBC) and six to Scheduled Castes (SC). One seat — Kishanganj — has been given to a Muslim candidate, Mehmood Ashraf, from the JD(U)’s quota.Of the 17 seats in its quota, the BJP has fielded 10 upper castes candidates, five OBC candidates, one EBC candidate and one SC candidate. Similarly, the JD(U), too, has tried to balance caste composition by six tickets each to OBC and EBC candidates. It has also fielded two upper caste, two SC and one Muslim candidate.As was widely expected, rebel BJP MP from Patna Sahib Shatrughan Sinha, too, was out of the NDA list. Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad has replaced Mr. Sinha. The latter is likely to join the Congress in the coming days, and is expected to contest from the Patna Sahib seat against Mr. Prasad. Both Mr. Sinha and Mr. Prasad belong to the upper caste Kayastha community, which has a sizeable presence in this BJP stronghold constituency. Five sitting BJP MPs — Satish Chandra Dubey from Valmikinagar, Janak Ram from Gopalgunj, Om Prakash Yadav from Siwan, Birendra Chaudhury from Jhanjharpur and Hari Manjhi from Gaya (reserved) seats — have been dropped, too, as these seats have gone to the Janata Dal-United (JD-U) kitty under the alliance’s seat distribution.last_img read more

Unseeded pair Stosur, Zhang win Australian Open women’s doubles title

first_imgChina’s Zhang Shuai, left, and Australia’s Samantha Stosur celebrate a point win over France’s Kristina Mladenovic and Hungary’s Timea Babos during the women’s doubles final at the Australian Open tennis championships in Melbourne, Australia, Friday, Jan. 25, 2019. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)MELBOURNE, Australia — The unseeded pairing of Sam Stosur and Zhang Shuai have won their first Grand Slam doubles title together, beating defending champions and No. 2-seeded Timea Babos and Kristina Mladenovic 6-3, 6-4 in the final.Australia’s Stosur now owns three major doubles championships, adding this to wins with Lisa Raymond at the 2005 U.S. Open and 2006 French Open. She also won the 2011 U.S. Open singles trophy.ADVERTISEMENT Russell Westbrook’s 15th triple-double leads Thunder past Pelicans View comments ‘We are too hospitable,’ says Sotto amid SEA Games woes Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Games02:11Trump awards medals to Jon Voight, Alison Krauss LATEST STORIES Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town The victory Friday was the 10th in a row for Stosur and China’s Zhang. Their most recent loss was against Babos and Mladenovic at last year’s U.S. Open.Stosur is the first Australian to win the women’s doubles title at the country’s Grand Slam tournament since Alicia Molik teamed with Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia in 2005.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSUrgent reply from Philippine ‍football chiefSPORTSWin or don’t eat: the Philippines’ poverty-driven, world-beating pool stars SEA Games hosting troubles anger Duterte Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Grace Poe files bill to protect govt teachers from malicious accusations Lacson backs proposal to elect president and vice president in tandem Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. US judge bars Trump’s health insurance rule for immigrants Oil plant explodes in Pampanga town MOST READ Private companies step in to help SEA Games hostinglast_img read more