Sarri leaves Chelsea and takes over as Juventus boss

first_img Follow West London Sport on TwitterFind us on Facebook Maurizio Sarri has left Chelsea to become manager of Juventus.The 60-year-old’s departure after just one season at Stamford Bridge was confirmed on Sunday afternoon.It was often a troubled season, with Sarri heavily criticised by fans and pundits during a dismal spell for the Blues.AdChoices广告But the campaign ended with a return to the Champions League as well as a trophy, with Chelsea thrashing Arsenal in the Europa League final in what proved to be Sarri’s final match at the helm.Chelsea say Sarri, who had two years remaining on his contract at the Bridge and has signed a three-year deal with Juventus, made it clear he wanted to return to his native Italy.He will replace fellow Italian Massimiliano Allegri, who left Juve at the end of last season.“In talks we had following the Europa League final, Maurizio made it clear how strongly he desired to return to his native country, explaining that his reasons for wanting to return to work in Italy were significant,” said Chelsea director Marina Granovskaia.“He also believed it important to be nearer his family, and for the well-being of his elderly parents he felt he needed to live closer to them at this point.”Sarri is the ninth full-time manager to leave Chelsea since Roman Abramovich bought the club in 2003.Click here to subscribe to West London Sport’s YouTube channel See also:Chelsea defender Aina completes move to ItalyDeal agreed for Sarri to become Juventus bossLampard on the verge of becoming Chelsea managerlast_img read more

Good Jerseys Ruined By Bad Sponsors

first_img Members SportsLogos.Net Sanic 3 Share this post 1 0 Share this post By Beckhamcantbendmiami, July 20, 2014 in Sports Logo News Soundwave721 Prev Share on other sites 3,823 posts Share on other sites 66 All of the CFL. 0 26,359 posts Jake Rietz Members Location:Effington Sports Logo News Next 88 posts Members (I’ve been lurking here for years, but I’m new posting. So sorry if this is already a thread or posted in the wrong place)I was looking at Manchester United’s uniform for the upcoming season, and god I hate that Chevrolet logo. I’ve never liked United as a team, but I always have admired the kit. But the big, obnoxious and ugly logo makes me hate it for the first time in quite awhile. It is such an contrast to earlier sponsors like Aon which, to me at least, enhanced the jersey and fit in well.So I’m interested: what other jerseys (from any sport) are good designs ruined by the sponsor? 1 Location:Nashville, Tennessee I absolutely hate the Chang logo on the Everton shirts. Share on other sites 3 Page 1 of 3   Share this post 844 hockey week Members 123Bet on whatever jerseys it appears. That and the 888Bet sponsor Bolton Wanderers wore. Location:San Antonio, Texas Link to post Posted July 20, 2014 Posted July 20, 2014 Share this post 84 lancealot Page 1 of 3   Location:PHX 844 397 posts 1 Good Jerseys Ruined By Bad Sponsors Members TheGrimReaper hockey week 100 Favourite Logos:Auburn, White Sox batter, South Alabama Jaguars, Tulane Angry Wave vmd9 Link to post Share on other sites Share this post Link to post Sanic Soundwave721 Link to post Recommended Posts Posted July 20, 2014 Sodboy13 Share on other sites Next 5,026 Lights Out Posted July 20, 2014 Link to post Link to post Critical Thinker Clintau24 Posted July 21, 2014 seattlesonicsofsacramento Sign in to follow this   Sign in to follow this   Members 1,482 Share this post Share this post 0 1,482 Link to post 23 Link to post Share on other sites Sodboy13 Link to post 1 1,618 posts 128 Share on other sites 5,159 619 29 TheRicSlick 84 Followers 0 AJM Location:Indiana Lights Out MJWalker45 112 Link to post 987 987 Link to post Any jersey that has a sponsorship is therefore ruined…This.If they represent a city, the sponsor shouldn’t be bigger than the city’s representation. Then it’s no longer civic, but corporate. 4,016 posts MJWalker45 Any jersey that has a sponsorship is therefore ruined… vmd9 84 hockey week Posted July 21, 2014 1 Link to post 25 Members Ready To Plow Board Man + Young Trece Link to post Posted July 20, 2014 0 Favourite Logos:*Devil Rays alternate cap logo, 1998*Red Sox cap logo*Chargers primary logo*Lake Elsinore Storm cap logo 5,026 Share on other sites 112 Good Jerseys Ruined By Bad Sponsors 2 Share this post Share on other sites Share this post Any jersey that has a sponsorship is therefore ruined… 19,560 posts 435 posts 619 4,356 Share on other sites jaker52 0 Members Location:California 5,159 Members 100 Members Posted July 21, 2014 jaker52 Location:Houston, TX 0 Banned 5,026 Link to post 844 2,925 posts Location:Auburn, AL Posted July 20, 2014 987 Share on other sites Share this post 25 2,657 posts Link to post Posted July 20, 2014 Any jersey that has a sponsorship is therefore ruined…preach. Dortmund is pretty bad 4,138 posts Members The awful Aurasma logo ruined every Tottenham jersey it appeared on, most of all this one: Share on other sites Posted July 20, 2014 Share this post The Philadelphia Union would have great kits, were it not for “BIMBO” across their chests.There’s also an A-League club that had WestJet as a sponsor, and had the company website and a full-color, chest-width plane as a part of their ad. 0 CODY’s #1 fan boy Waffles 100 Posted July 21, 2014 Share this post Members Soundwave721 Favourite Logos:MSU Spartan Head, Kansas Jayhawk’s new rebrand, TB Buccaneers 97-13 primary, Jordan era Wizards logo,Charlotte Bobcats, Cubs Share this post 5,735 posts 98 66 Rubgy in Africa. That’s all I have to say. lancealot hockey week 4,356 Location:somewhere in Kansas… TheRicSlick 66 29 23 I’ve always hated any type of sponsorship on uniforms, unless it was the manufacturer (Nike, Adidas, UA, etc). But if it has to be done I wish they would stick with one color logos and make sure that color matches the team color scheme. Sports Logos Favourite Logos:New York Rangers Logo 2011-12Kansas City Federals Logo 1914-15Indianapolis Colts Logo 1984-Denver Broncos Logo 1997- 29 Posted July 20, 2014 Posted July 20, 2014 Beckhamcantbendmiami MrRangersFan All Activity 2 Members 57 22,252 posts 987 Share this post 5,159 Members 4,356 Share on other sites 3,891 posts Members Share on other sites 0 98 1 Favourite Logos:KC Royals 1968 Rejected Cow, Fresno Grizzlies 2015 Fresno Raisin Eaters 1906 Throwback, MIA Marlins 2015 Cuban Heritage Night, POR Trail Blazers 1970-90 Primary/Alt, SEA Mariners 1999 TAtC Home Alt Posted July 20, 2014 seattlesonicsofsacramento Link to post Sports Logo News 987 Posted July 20, 2014 Posted July 20, 2014 214 posts 532 posts 25 Link to post MrRangersFan 214 posts Waffles Forums Home Share on other sites 0 Share this post 112 Share this post 0 0 Vamos Hector! Share on other sites Members 0 Link to post TheGrimReaper Share this post Critical Thinker 987 Link to post 128 Share on other sites Good Jerseys Ruined By Bad Sponsors 8 Share on other sites Share on other sites Prev 8 25 23 98 Posted July 21, 2014 128 Forums Home Location:Bowling Green, OH Link to post Share this post 57 0 This topic is now closed to further replies. Clintau24 Posted July 20, 2014 57 Location:Charlotte, NC edgy acc, please ignore 8 No one wanted to wear these until Donald Sterling quit sponsoring the team. 25 Beckhamcantbendmiami Share this post Grand Pooba of Walksylvania AJM 619 I’ve always hated any type of sponsorship on uniforms, unless it was the manufacturer (Nike, Adidas, UA, etc). But if it has to be done I wish they would stick with one color logos and make sure that color matches the team color scheme.That seems like a decent idea until it’s taken too far, too.Or the worst offender, Tackla. Remember those shoulder logos?…actually, I think all of this stays pretty relevant to the thread. Many nice jerseys, many massive manufacturer logos…and I didn’t even use the Adidas stripes! Phoenix is a bangwagon town Posted July 20, 2014 Or the worst offender, Tackla. Remember those shoulder logos?…actually, I think all of this stays pretty relevant to the thread. Many nice jerseys, many massive manufacturer logos…and I didn’t even use the Adidas stripes!Yes… Followers 0 4 Share on other sites SportsLogos.Net 0 25 Members 633 posts 1,482 Members (I’ve been lurking here for years, but I’m new posting. So sorry if this is already a thread or posted in the wrong place)I was looking at Manchester United’s uniform for the upcoming season, and god I hate that Chevrolet logo. I’ve never liked United as a team, but I always have admired the kit. But the big, obnoxious and ugly logo makes me hate it for the first time in quite awhile. It is such an contrast to earlier sponsors like Aon which, to me at least, enhanced the jersey and fit in well.So I’m interested: what other jerseys (from any sport) are good designs ruined by the sponsor?Just imagine how much worse they will look with Adidas stripes this count? Favourite Logos:Barcelona DragonsHartford WhalersUS Soccer RattlesnakeJoliet Slammers “J-Bird”NBA All-Star New Orleans Crawfish 5,743 posts 4,016 posts Location:Houston, TX 0 Go To Topic Listing Members If the Adidas shoulder stripes on kits count, then that. All of MLS having them sucks IMO.Also, PLANE! Soundwave721 Sports Logos All Activity Share this postlast_img read more

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Referee Atkinson says wife and brother’s frontline war on coronavirus puts VAR flak into perspective

first_img Source: Soccer – 10 INCREDIBLE Space Launch Failures! Travel Diary // Vietnam 2017 People Slammed By Massive Waves 4 Rebekah Vardy scores an impressive penalty in six-inch heels Real or Fake? Shark Attacks Helicoptercenter_img 8 MOST DANGEROUS RAINS of All Time | TOP 10 INTERESTING What’s This “Trick” Called? Comment Down Below!! REFEREE Martin Atkinson ruefully recalls when VAR was the biggest issue in English football.But with his wife and brother at the NHS frontline in this coronavirus crisis, the Premier League whistler does not need a second opinion about what is most important.Martin Atkinson’s wife and brother are both on the NHS frontline of the coronavirus battleCredit: Getty – Contributor⚠️ Read our coronavirus in sport live blog for the latest news & updatesHe said: “It puts everything into perspective when you see what’s happening over these last few days, where the fatalities are increasing.“We get wound up about a VAR call that we may or may not have got right, then we look at this and think, ‘There are people dying from a virus we have no control over’.“It puts football into a position…  it certainly isn’t life and death.”Atkinson, 49, certainly is far from alone in realising that Bill Shankly’s old saying simply is not true.But few in football will have a better understanding of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic — because of the risks wife Julie and brother Jonathan are taking.He said: “My wife works at St James’s Hospital in Leeds in the neo-natal unit, looking after the babies that have come out of intensive care.“People don’t stop having children during the virus.“My brother is a nurse in Halifax and he does a lot of community work. So the awareness of the seriousness is massive.CORONAVIRUS CRISIS – BE IN THE KNOWGet the latest coronavirus news, facts and figures from around the world – plus essential advice for you and your family.To receive our Covid-19 newsletter in your inbox every tea time, sign up here.To follow us on Facebook, simply ‘Like’ our Coronavirus page.“You think we’ve got an important job in football but it pales into insignificance when you look at what they’re doing.“Everybody that works on the frontline has that risk when they go to work.“But they do it because they love their jobs.”Atkinson loves his, too, despite all the abuse he gets.With football suspended, each elite group referee has a personalised physical training programme and their fortnightly technical meetings at St George’s Park have been replaced by weekly cyber-gatherings on Zoom.There are far more important things in life than football and refereeing. When the time comes and we go back out there, we will realise just how lucky we are.Martin AtkinsonThey have access to a psychologist but the close-knit team is continuing to support each other on an informal basis, as normal. When Atkinson needs to clear his head, he gets on his bike and heads into the countryside near his home in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.He said: “I’m a mad keen cyclist so I can do my daily session on the bike.“It gets me out in the Yorkshire fresh air and I’m not close to anybody. It’s a good way to blow the cobwebs away.”But the coronavirus put paid to Atkinson’s plans for a big charity bike ride this summer.Give now to The Sun’s NHS appealBRITAIN’s four million NHS staff are on the frontline in the battle against coronavirus.But while they are helping save lives, who is there to help them?The Sun has launched an appeal to raise £1MILLION for NHS workers.The Who Cares Wins Appeal aims to get vital support to staff in their hour of need.We have teamed up with NHS Charities Together in their urgent Covid-19 Appeal to ensure the money gets to exactly who needs it.The Sun is donating £50,000 and we would like YOU to help us raise a million pounds, to help THEM.No matter how little you can spare, please donate today here and two friends, with guest appearances by fellow match officials, raised more than £85,000 with events in 2016 and 2018.The ref said: “Jon Moss normally does two or three days with us and Mike Riley normally does about 20 miles and then stops.“We were planning to do another one this summer around the Euro host cities — 2,020 miles in 20 days in 2020.“But that’s by the by now. Charities are now losing out with the London Marathon and other events cancelled.”Atkinson hopes this virus will be beaten to allow football to restart quickly.Martin Atkinson ruefully recalls when VAR was the biggest issue in English football.Credit: PA:Press AssociationHe said: “It’s my life. It’s what I’ve done for the last 20 years. I miss it a lot.“But there are far more important things in life than football and refereeing.“When the time comes and we go back out there, we will realise just how lucky we are.”Premier League games set to be shown live on TV at 15:00 if season resumes after long-standing blackout lifted Top 5 Best Budget Hotels In Dubai under AED 400 a night.last_img read more

Sunday Blog: Breaking down tonight’s Oscars Best Picture category from least to best favorites

first_imgby Devin McCue, Sumner Newscow — Happy Sunday everyone.  In honor of the 91st Oscars Ceremony tonight, I would like to rank the nominees for Best Picture for you fine people.  This was the first year I actually fulfilled my promise to watch every nominee and while it was a fun goal to strive for, I just wish I did it on a better year for movies. So, without further ado, here are the nominees for Best Picture listed from my least to most favorite.Green BookHolding down spot number 8 is the buddy flick about a cast of unlikable characters and white saviorhood in the deep south.  Green Book follows Viggo Mortenson, the racist Italian man in need of work, as he drives around the egotistical musician Mahershala Ali.Neither of these characters, despite being the protagonists, are remotely relatable or even likable and yet we’re supposed to empathize with them for over two hours (both of them are also up for Oscars for their acting).  Green Book received critical acclaim and a slew of Golden Globes and has a lot of buzz that it might win Best Picture tonight, but if you actually saw it (which I do not recommend, just wait for it to come on Netflix), you’d know just how clunky the script is and that it is purely Oscar-bait.A Star is BornI’ve already harped on this film in no-less than three separate articles so I’ll keep my rant brief.  A Star is Born is a trumped-up B-movie that only got nominated because this is a weak year for movies.  It was extremely popular and had a great soundtrack with some surprisingly good directing from Bradley Cooper, but it shouldn’t be a nominee.  It was a fine movie to watch and I like the songs, but it needed to be 45 minutes shorter.  I sincerely hope it doesn’t win.Black PantherAlright, from here on out, I’d be happy with any of these nominees winning.  Black Panther is the most successful film of 2018 and easily one of the best Marvel movies out there.  It was fun to watch with great jokes and good acting.  It was immensely important to the culture and showed how a better representation of minorities in superhero movies can be good for everyone.  The only thing holding it back is that it is a superhero movie and there’s a certain negative connotation that goes with being a major Hollywood blockbuster.ViceFrom director Adam McKay, Vice is a biopic about the would-be dictator that was Dick Cheney told in the style of a direct ripoff of the Big Short.  It’s a fun way of telling a story, but the thing about ripping off someone else’s style is that it will invariably fall short.  That being said, it was still an enjoyable movie that had me laughing all the way and I do think that Christian Bale had the best acting of any movie I saw in 2018.  Vice was a great movie that I think we’ll all forget by the end of 2019.Bohemian RhapsodyYou may remember my infatuation with this movie quickly after it came out and even prompted me to write an article declaring Queen the best band of all time (click here).  The reason for all that hype was due to how much I really enjoyed this movie.  It was fun and honest from start to finish and shows the loneliness and talent of Freddie Mercury and how hard it was for him to come into his own.  It may have a (very) problematic director and skimped on just how much of a party animal Freddie really was, but I hope this film gets the recognition it deserves.RomaHey, Netflix finally made it!  The streaming service is trying to put on its big boy pants with its first nominee and it’s a doozy.  Roma is an art film shot in black and white with almost no English about a heart wrenching story of a house keeper in Mexico City.  I loved Roma.  It was such a worthy nominee this year with what I think is an Oscar deserving performance by the lead actress Yalitza Aparicio (too bad they’re going to give it to Glen Close).The only things standing in Roma’s way are the fact that it’s a foreign language film and Hollywood’s’ political fight against streaming services.  The Academy is very reluctant to give Best Picture to foreign language films and they also want to “preserve the sanctity of movie theatres” whatever the hell that means.  This is my dark horse candidate to take home the trophy, but we shall see.BlackKklansmanThis is Spike Lee’s first (let me repeat, FIRST) nomination for Best Picture and I secretly hope he takes home the prize because I still can’t believe it’s taken this long to get him some recognition from the Academy.  BlackKklansman told the true story of a black man successfully infiltrating the KKK and tricking grand wizard David Duke.  Since it’s a Spike Lee joint, it was also a hot commentary of the current state of American racial politics and even has subtle (and not so subtle) references to political events during the Trump presidency.  Even if it doesn’t win tonight, it’s an extremely important movie and everyone should take the time to see it.The FavouriteThe Favourite is easily my favorite movie of 2018 and I’m not just saying that to type that extremely trite opener to this paragraph.  This dark comedy was a riot from start to finish with hilarious jokes and a plot that kept you guessing throughout.  It also was a movie about politics (and no I don’t mean it was political); the A-plot was about the internal politics of two women fighting for the affection of the queen and the B-plot was about the very real politics of parliament in war-time in England.The juxtaposition of the two could not have been better played and if this is what we’ve come to expect from director Yorgos Lanthimos (who also did a wonderful film called the Lobster), then we are in for treats for years to come.  I don’t think this will win tonight, but it’s certainly the most enjoyable of the pot this year.Follow us on Facebook.Follow us on Twitter. 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Report Reply 0 replies · active 76 weeks ago +14 Vote up Vote down Jeff · 76 weeks ago And *many* are hoping this “soiree of self-love and adoration” by hollywood is a complete bust. These people are trying to subvert the President of the United states, topple our government, and manipulate elections. The Oscars, Grammys, etc should be entirely boycotted and probably forced to some obscure cable network available only in Sri Lanka, or Myanmar. Report Reply 5 replies · active 76 weeks ago +15 Vote up Vote down World Traveler · 76 weeks ago A waste of time. I’ll be busy watching Donna Reid, Mayberry, and Alfred Hitch**** reruns. Report Reply 0 replies · active 76 weeks ago +9 Vote up Vote down Wes Smith · 76 weeks ago Well Devin, after watching the Oscars it would appear that your least favorite was the Oscars favorite. Report Reply 1 reply · active 76 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Morgan Jonsdottir · 75 weeks ago Black Panther was OK, but I think the best movie dealing with black people is “Shaka Zulu” on Netflix. It deals with South African Europeans trying to ally themselves with a Zulu god emperor. The emperor, Shaka, is an Attila the Hun figure who has amassed an army 250,000 strong. The whites feel they cannot fight him and instead try to negotiate. All the characters are complex and intelligent. The film is amazingly visual and it really draws you in. Report Reply 0 replies · active 75 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. 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An ‘ace’ for Rod Stevens

first_imgToday was back to the hills and valleys of Silky Oak.  The course was fine, but there is a temporary tee box on the 15th that had the caddies struggling for distance and left us with a testing carry.That didn’t seem to stop two of our lads from delivering a pair of fantastic 42 pointers here today.  The win was a tie and Tom Nettleman and Richard Goodwyn must have been smiling like Sergio and Justin coming down the 18th.Our old mate George Young had a great day out and his 36 would leave brother Allan proud.Richard Goodwyn also took our near pin hole which just proves the old adage, when you’re hot you’re hot! We are back to playing Pattana after a long absence and the introduction of vouchers and Sports Days opens up our schedule to other venues now.  This is one of our better golf courses in Pattaya and the three 9-hole tracks are all a lovely golfing experience.High scores were needed to climb up on that podium so if you didn’t shoot better than you handicap you were out of the picture.  Masao and Tom both fired respectable 37’s out there to share third place – great going on this 6,350 yard track.Kenny Aihara had a great day with 40 big points on the card, his best round in a few weeks.  Today was a special one for Canadian Rod Stevens and not just that 42 to win it.  Rod had a hole-in-one on A-8 at 163 yards, which always comes in handy when you are fighting it out with Kenny.  Strangely enough, it was Kenny who had the near pin on the last par-3 as the designated Caddy Smile hole rewarded Ken with that prize as compensation.Tom Nettleman, Richard Goodwyn and Doc Beard.Thursday, April 6, Silky Oaks (white tees) – StablefordT1st Tom Nettleman (17) 42ptsT1st Richard Goodwyn (20) 42pts3rd George Young (22) 36pts Friday, April 7, Khao Kheow (yellow tees) – StablefordT1st Richard Goodwyn (20) 40ptsT1st Jimmy Brackett (8) 40pts3rd Tom Nettleman (17) 38pts4th Doc Beard (24) 37pts The Golf Club weekly reviewMonday, April 3, Green Valley (white tees) – Stableford1st Gary Emmett (16) 38ptsT2nd Bob Mulholland (7) 32ptsT2nd Adrian Dembinski (26) 32pts At this writing, a few of us brave souls stayed up all night and watched the final round of the Masters tournament live from Augusta, Georgia.  It was high drama on the back nine as usual, but this time Sergio and Rose battled it out and I guess I don’t have to tell you the rest.  A great win, and finally Garcia gets his first major after 73 tries.  If you thought those greens looked slick, just try our own Pattaya version at Pattavia Century!Back to the “reality” we call Pattaya and amateur competitions.  Our Monday game at Green Valley just got a little cheaper as Khun Nirand and Klaus announced lower green fees of 950 baht for the summer whilst the course renovations take place.  If you are a member, it will be just 50 baht!It was our first lady golfer, J.P. Thomas who took the Caddy Smile near pin today.  I hope she gave those winnings to hubby Peter as to match his custom.There was low scoring today, but still loads of fun.  Just 32 points would buy you a second place position, which is where Bob and Adrian ended up.  He won here last Monday and once again today. I’m talking about Gary Emmett and another chart topping finish, but this time in much better weather.  Gary seems to be getting the hang of this track so congrats to some fine shooting Mr. Emmett.A hole-in-one for Rod Stevens. One of the best days out for a round of golf is at the very popular Khao Kheow.  This Pete Dye course is always in great shape and also great value for money.  The greens were described as near perfect.Doc Beard is back on the board again and his 37 got 4th place today.  One better was big Tom Nettleman who had a great week of golf with us, and three podium appearances.The weather was threatening most of the afternoon and the early groups got away with it, but our last 2 groups had a bit of the wet.  Bob Mulholland had no problems claiming his Caddy Smile near pin, but the birdie did not drop.The winners were both at the 40 point mark and that’s a solid round playing off the yellow tees at 6,400 yards.  Richard Goodwyn sure had a good win here today but had to share the victory with local legend Jimmy Brackett, who is also comfortable off those back tees.  Nice shootin’ guys! Tuesday, April 4, Pattana (yellow tees) – Stableford1st Rod Stevens (22) 42pts2nd Ken Aihara (6) 40ptsT3rd Masao Ishikawa (19) 37ptsT3rd Tom Nettleman (19) 37ptslast_img read more

Southland Conference Announces Football Players of the Week

first_imgOffensive Player of the Week:  Gus Johnson, Stephen F. AustinJohnson rushed for 116 yards and two touchdowns to help Stephen F. Austin to a 27-17 upset win against No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana. The senior from Gilmer, Texas (Gilmer H.S.), who scored on touchdown runs of seven and 13 yards, has six 100-plus rushing games on the season. Johnson’s 18 rushing touchdowns set the SFA single-season record and his 47 career touchdowns moved him to fifth all-time in Southland history for career touchdowns and fourth in league history in rushing touchdowns. Johnson also had two catches for 25 yards against the Lions, giving him 141 yards of total offense. Honorable Mention:  Patrick Martin, Stephen F. Austin; Jonathan Buffin, Houston Baptist; A.J. Davis, Sam Houston State. Honorable Mention: Willie Matthews, Central Arkansas; B.J. Kelly, Houston Baptist; Jared Johnson, Sam Houston State. Defensive Player of the Week:  Brent Spikes, McNeese StateSpikes had a career night with three interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, and 148 yards in returns in McNeese State’s 41-21 win over UIW. The junior from Newton, Texas (Newton H.S.), set a school and conference record with the 148 interception return yards. Spikes returned his first interception 62 yards, second for 41 yards and the final one 45 yards for a touchdown. His three interceptions in one game tied a school record. Spikes, who had three total tackles, was part of the Cowboys’ defense that held UIW to 49 rushing yards. FRISCO, Texas – Stephen F. Austin senior running back Gus Johnson was named the Southland Conference Offensive Player of the Week, the league office announced Monday. McNeese State junior safety Brent Spikes earned defensive player of the week award while SFA junior punter Nick Bruno was named the special teams player of the week.center_img Special Teams Player of the Week: Nick Bruno, Stephen F. AustinBruno played a vital part in Stephen F. Austin’s 27-17 upset win against No. 8 Southeastern Louisiana by helping the Lumberjacks win the field position battle against the Lions. The junior from Rowlett, Texas (Rowlett H.S.), averaged 46.2 yards per punt with a pair of 52-yard kicks. Bruno also pinned one punt at the six-yard line while another just breached the goal line for a touchback. Through four conference games, Bruno is averaging 45.1 yards per kick with three 52-yarders. Honorable Mention: Ramon Coto, Jr. UIW; Jatavious Wilson, Central Arkansas; Jordan Barnett, Southeastern Louisiana; Luc Swimberghe, Sam Houston State. Each school’s sports information director nominates and votes for the players of the week, though is not permitted to vote for his own player. To receive honorable mention, a player must receive votes from 25 percent of the Southland sports information directors.last_img read more

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BSP hands over new basketball court to rural SHP area

first_imgThis was completed as part of the Branch Community Project contribution in 2016.Taguru is located two hours by road from Mendi town.  The staff took on a 3 weekend challenge, sometimes staying over the weekend with the community to complete the project.Branch Manager Mendi, Billy Veveloga said, “This was a good way to give back to this community. The feeling was good, especially when we met up with the people who also volunteered to help us. We take pride in being an integral part of a community; not just as a bank but as a person in the community, who is able to contribute to make a difference.”“The court was not only used for sports, but also a meeting area for the community. We are able to provide a suitable meeting area, through this project.”  Veveloga said.The project was identified by staff when they visited a BSP Agent in the area. The community had a court with makeshift rings attached to wood poles with no boards. The court was a dug out and flattened surface of the court was achieved through regular use of the court.With the help of a local contractor, the team was able to set a solid cement foundation for the court, set up basketball hoops to the boards and reinforced this to steel poles before setting it up.The community also showed ownership by assisting the staff with manual tasks of cleaning the court area, cementing, painting and landscaping.Taguru Councillor Terry Tame was pleased with the contribution, “the new court is one of the community assets, and will bring good things to the community, with a lot of opportunities for the youths to take part in sports, and keep busy.”“Basketball is a favorite pastime for the youngsters in the community and the improved facility is certainly an added boost. It will encourage them to have more organised competitions within our community and gives them a reason to spend time with families and friends,” Tame said.BSP has 45 Community Projects selected for 2016 and these projects will be delivered through Branches and Strategic Business Units (SBU). The Projects are focused on Health, Education, Sports, Environment and Renewable Energy with over K1.1 million invested to fund these projects. 15 projects have been completed and handed over to respective communities so far with 30 more projects yet to complete.We are not just a Bank and not just a Brand. We are people, we are culture, we are friends, and we are delivering projects that leave lasting changes in the communities in which we operate in.last_img read more