Lamar Names Janell Howland Head Women’s Golf Coach

first_imgAfter college, Howland won the 2001 Bermuda Match Play Championship. She also dominated women’s amateur golf in Idaho, winning both the Women’s Stroke Play and Match Play Championships in 2001 and 2002 before turning pro in October of 2002. She was a leader of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) on the Duramed Tour from 2004-2010. During her time in Oxford, Howland helped the Rebels to three NCAA Regional appearances in four seasons. During her last season, Ole Miss sent an individual to the NCAA Regionals as Abby Newton finished 36th in Tallahassee. The Rebels had three consecutive appearances in the NCAA Regionals during Howland’s first three years, heading to Daytona Beach in 2011 (14th place), Columbus in 2012 (13th place) and Auburn in 2013 (18th place). “We are very excited about the hiring of Janell,” remarked Director of Athletics Marco Born. “We had a very strong group of candidates for our women’s golf position, but Janell stood out as the top candidate. A former Lamar Cardinal standout, she is very excited about the opportunity to comeback and coach for her alma mater. Even after her graduation, Janell has continued to succeed on the golf course at professional level. We look forward to seeing where she will take this program moving forward.”Howland, a 2000 graduate from Lamar, returns after spending the previous six years as the head coach at UNC Greensboro. Prior to being named the head coach at UNCG, Howland spent four years as the Associate Head Women’s Golf Coach at the University of Mississippi. Besides coaching, Howland played eight years professionally. “I am so honored and grateful to Marco Born and the committee for giving me the opportunity to come back to my Alma Mater and coach,” remarked Janell Howland. “With the growth and change that has been going on at the University it is an exciting time to be a Cardinal. I look forward to getting back on campus with the team and embracing the opportunity to move the program forward. I want to say a special thank you to Kim Record, Tim George and all the athletes I coached at UNCG for the knowledge I gained over the last 5 years there and wish them continued success.” Howland started her collegiate career at Trine University (Tri-State University) and led the squad to the 1997 NAIA Women’s Golf National Championship. She won individual medalist honors at the 1998 Manchester Championship and posted a runner-up finish at the Tri-State Championship. After two seasons at Trine, Howland transferred to Lamar University and continued to enjoy success on the links. She won the Sam Houston State Championship and the Springlake Championship in 1999. She earned her degree in business administration marketing in 2000 from Lamar.center_img Over the last two years under Howland’s leadership, UNCG had three student-athletes named to the Southern Conference All-Freshman Team in Tara Bettle (2018), Keri Kenkel (2018) and Hailey Joy (2019). During the 2018-19 season, UNCG finished in the top 10 seven times including a program-best second-place finish in the team’s annual home fall tournament, the Starmount Fall Classic. Additionally, UNCG finished tied for fourth place at the Pinehurst Challenge along with another top-five finish in the SoCon Championship.   While at Ole Miss, Howland has handled a variety of aspects of the program and specializes in the short game area of women’s golf. She created a Big Break Rebel Style short game competition for her student-athletes and is a certified AimPoint Putting Green Reading Instructor. Additionally, she has served as the Tournament Director for the Rebel Intercollegiate Tournament. Prior to Ole Miss, Howland worked for a year as a volunteer assistant coach at UNC-Wilmington, helping Sofia Hagsund to an NCAA East Regional appearance. Story Courtesy of Lamar AthleticsBEAUMONT, Texas – Lamar University Director of Athletics Marco Born has announce the hiring of LU alum Janell Howland as the next head women’s golf coach.last_img read more

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Spurs trolled over lack of trophies as they’re to feature in All Or Nothing

first_imgAre you *absolutely* certain this is a good idea.— Adam Nathan (@adamdnathan) October 18, 2019 TOTTENHAM have been brutally trolled over their lack of silverware after they were named as the latest team to feature in Amazon’s “All or Nothing” series.The hit TV series has already covered the likes of Manchester City, New Zealand’s All Blacks and a host of NFL teams.1 Spurs have been trolled after it was revealed they would feature in All Or NothingBut, in part thanks to their phenomenal new stadium, Spurs have been named as the latest team to be honoured with their own docuseries.Announcing the news, Tottenham said: “The multi-part series will offer viewers unprecedented behind-the-scenes access throughout our season.”[It will give] a unique insight into the day-to-day workings of the football club at our world-class training facilities at Hotspur Way and Lilywhite House offices.”They will also cover the club’s broader story at our state-of-the-art new stadium.”Away from the pitch, the docuseries will focus on the unique aspects of the club, including its extensive work and impact in helping to transform the local area and showcasing the workings of our world-class stadium.”But fans on social media have been quick to slam the idea, with one tweeting: “Are you *absolutely* certain this is a good idea.”ACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneAnother wrote: “LOOOOOOL any season to do it and you pick this one – INJECT ITTTTTTTTTT”.A third added: “We already know it finishes at nothing so what’s the point of watching?”One even joked: “Scenes when we get knocked out of every competition and it’s just an hour on us finishing 10th.”Taking to Reddit, one user said: “All Or Nothing. Nothing it is.”Another added: “Given current performances sounds like that will be a must-watch for everyone except Spurs fans.”Despite the fan reaction, Spurs’ head of business development, Aidan Mullally, said: “This is an exciting time to be a part of our football club and Amazon will be joining us on this journey during the current season.”From showcasing the emotions we experience in the lead up to and at every game, to the efforts we are making to drive real change in our home of Tottenham, to our key partnership with the NFL, we are excited to share our unique story.” MORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearGeorgia Brown, director of European originals at Amazon Studios, added: “We are delighted to be embarking on this journey with Tottenham and delivering another extraordinary look at one of the most exciting teams in the Premier League.”All or Nothing has become a franchise defined by true quality and unprecedented access, and that will be no different with this series.”We can’t wait for Prime members worldwide to again experience the highs and lows of a world-class team in the greatest football league on earth.”We already know it finishes at nothing so what’s the point of watching?— Jad ~ 🇦🇺 🇱🇧 (@afcJad) October 18, 2019 LOOOOOOL any season to do it and you pick this one 😂😂😂INJECT ITTTTTTTTTT 💉 💉 💉— FutbolChelsea (@FutbolCheIsea) October 18, 2019 Spurs chief Daniel Levy makes shock admission Mauricio Pochettino has players he doesn’t wantlast_img read more

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Prem to allow temporary deals if season extends beyond current expiry dates

first_img3PREMIER LEAGUE clubs will be allowed to sign players on temporary contracts if the season continues beyond the end of their current deals, according to reports.Hundreds of players including stars at Chelsea and Tottenham have contracts that expire this summer.⚠️ Read our Coronavirus in Sport live blog for the latest news, updates and cancellations3 Willian’s contract is up on June 30 while Jan Vertonghen’s deal expires the day after on July 1The Premier League is currently suspended until April 4 with the EFL on hold until April 3.However, there are fears both will have to extend their delays further as football attempts to combat the spread of coronavirus.Euro 2020 was postponed by a year on Tuesday to allow domestic seasons to be completed over the summer if possible.But this may lead to a contractual nightmare with many players further down the pyramid fearing for their livelihoods.In a bid to combat such a situation, football authorities like the FA, Premier League, EFL and PFA are expected to be flexible and allow temporary deals in order to complete the season, according to the Telegraph.3It quotes one Football League official who said: “It’s pretty easy for all the football authorities to get together and agree that clubs can give players temporary contracts to take them to the end of any extended season, should that happen.”The transfer windows and things can also be altered accordingly.“But it will be a scary time for many players towards the bottom end who have mortgages to pay and will have decisions about their livelihood and futures delayed until clubs get clarity over when football might be played again and the real financial impact.”While this approach may offer security to those at the top of the football pyramid, clubs further down the ladder are unlikely to offer any new deals while their financial future remains so unstable.At Chelsea, Willian, Pedro, Olivier Giroud and Willy Caballero all have contracts that expire on June 30.Manchester United have acted swiftly to extend Nemanja Matic’s deal beyond the end of this season.MOST 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubI SAW ROORodallega saw Rooney ‘drinking like madman’ & Gerrard ‘on bar dancing shirtless’ExclusiveRIYAD 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himBut July 1 will see Tottenham’s Jan Vertonghen and Newcastle’s Andy Carroll out of contract.That date also sees Watford trio Ben Foster, Herurelho Gomes and Adrian Mariappa become free agents.As well as Ryan Fraser and Simon Francis at Bournemouth, Southampton striker Shane Long and Burnley players Ashley Westwood, Jeff Hendrick and Aaron Lennon.Man Utd see £1bn wiped off value as stock market crashes amid coronavirus outbreaklast_img read more

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Raiders release Jarrad Kennedy

first_imgKennedy played 49 matches for the Raiders since making his debut in 2012. Kennedy was also part of the Raiders inaugural NYC team who claimed the title in 2008, scoring the match winning try in Golden Point extra time.In 2016 Kennedy was an instrumental part of Mounties push to the Intrust Super Premiership Grand Final.The Raiders would like to wish Jarrad all the best in the future.last_img

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South Africa target home win in Cape Town

first_imgThe Blitzboks, England and USA all progress to the Cup quarter-finals unbeaten after taking three wins from three in the pool stages. South Africa face Fiji in the final eight, reigning Cape Town champions England play New Zealand, Canada face France and USA play Argentina. South Africa are targeting their second tournament win in as many weeks after taking glory in the opening round of the 2018 world series in Dubai last weekend. A highlight of the day for the 47,000 strong home crowd was Seabelo Senatla becoming the fastest player to reach 200 world series tries, achieving the milestone in just 35 tournaments. “It’s been a surreal day for me,” said Senatla. “The reception I got was amazing today and to play in my home town was incredible. The crowd was sensational.”Reigning champions England, who beat South Africa in the 2016 Cape Town final 19-17, conceded just 14 points in their pool matches but head coach Simon Amor says there’s scope for improvement.”I didn’t think we played particularly well but there’s a lot of heart shown which is key in this game,” he said. “The effort and the attitude was excellent, but our sevens wasn’t as good as it should be.In the Challenge Trophy quarter-finals, Kenya face Samoa, Scotland play Spain, Wales face Russia and Uganda go up against Australia.POOL AFresh from their win in Dubai, South Africa began the pool stages with a 40-5 win against Russia, with Senatla bagging a hat-trick. Their 31-5 victory over France featured Senatla’s 200th world series try and the speedster also got on the scoresheet against Kenya as the Blitzboks took their third pool win, 26-7. France started strongly with a 21-14 win against Kenya, and despite their loss to South Africa were able to finish second overall in the pool thanks to a 21-5 victory over Russia. Kenya will play Samoa in the Challenge Trophy final, while Russia will face Wales.  POOL BAfter a tough opening round in Dubai, USA were back on form and opened their Cape Town campaign with a 22-0 win over New Zealand. A hat-trick from Isles helped them to a 31-14 victory over Australia and four different try scorers got on the scoresheet as they finished pool play with a 26-5 over Spain. The All Blacks Sevens, who lost 24-12 to South Africa in the Dubai final, beat Spain 50-0 and scored a crucial 35-12 win over Australia to take second place in the pool. Australia’s sole win came against Spain in their opening pool match, 36-12. They now play Uganda in the Challenge Trophy quarter-final while Spain face Australia. POOL CEngland conceded just 14 points in the pool stages, beating Uganda 36-0, Argentina 24-7 and Scotland 12-7. Simon Amor may not have been pleased with his side’s performance on day one but it was enough to leave them top of the pool. Santiago Gomez Cora’s Argentina side, who contested the final at the tournament in 2015, opened their account with a solid win over Scotland. A great individual try from Santiago Mare was the highlight of the match. Their loss against England was nullified by a seven-try haul vs Uganda, who they beat 43-7. Scotland’s strong 45-0 win against Uganda was their only one of the day and they now face Spain in the Challenge Trophy quarter-final, while Uganda face Australia.  POOL DThe major upset in Pool D came from Damian McGrath’s Canada side, who overturned Fiji 22-14, with a double from Justin Douglas absolutely crucial to his side’s victory. Canada started off their day with a narrow 19-17 loss against Gordon Tietjens’ Samoa outfit, who looked trim and dangerous in attack, but closed out the day top of the pool with a 31-14 win over Wales.Pacific islanders Fiji, who finished fourth in Dubai, sent the crowd wild with some champagne rugby against Wales in their opening pool match, finishing up 28-14 at full time. Despite their loss against Canada, they still finished second in the pool, a 38-7 victory over Samoa giving them seven points in total. Wales’ only win came against Samoa, with a Luke Morgan hat-trick helping them to a 17-12 win. Wales will play Russia in the Challenge Trophy quarter-final and Samoa face Kenya.last_img read more

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2 more gold for PNG

first_imgIn the second session of the day, medal count for the host nation continues to flow.PNG has now won five gold medals in powerlifting in day one of competition.In the women’s 63kg Melissa Tikio (PNG) got gold, Sanimere Abariga of Fiji won silver and Delia Dabwido of Nauru settled for bronze.And in the men’s 66kg Staron Slade of Nauru spoiled the PNG party winning gold, while PNG duo Henry Kelo and Brown Bilong sharing the second and third placing.But in the men’s 74kg division, PNG had the upper hand over Nauru, collecting two medals.Anderson Mangela won gold and Naime Kennedy got bronze.While Target Duburiya of Nauru was on target with the silver medal.The presentation for the medals will follow after the session three competition.last_img read more

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Rio 2016 venues to be included as part of ongoing corruption probe

first_imgThe investigation initially focused on transport and infrastructural projects associated with the Games, but is now set to include venues and services which have been financed with Government funds.This has grown out of the ongoing Operation Car Wash probe into corruption surrounding state run oil giants Petrobras.Construction companies paid bribes for inflated contracts with Petrobras, it is alleged, with leading figures across Brazilian society and politics having supposedly profited.Five companies implicated in that investigation are also involved in the Games: Odebrecht SA, OAS SA [OAS.UL], Andrade Gutierrez SA, Queiroz Galvao SA and Carioca Christiani Nielsen Engenharia SA.”It’s not just the physical works we’re looking at,” federal prosecutor Leandro Mitidieri told Reuters.“It is contracts for services, security, everything that used federal funds.”According to Reuters, investigators are due to scrutinise what happened to funding which had been designated to be used to help with the clean-up of Guanabara Bay.The controversial Olympic and Paralympic sailing venue has been among the biggest challenges for Rio 2016 organisers in recent years, due to water pollution concerns in the bay.The cleaning up of the bay was a major legacy commitment when they successfully bid for the Games in 2009, but several illnesses were reported after the Rio 2016 test event last August and concerns have remained over the water quality at the site.World Sailing claimed in March that they were satisfied with progress made by Rio 2016 at the venue.Rio Mayor Eduardo Paes has repeatedly insisted that the Olympics is free of any corruption, but others have been highly sceptical.Operation Car Wash has also been particularly damaging to the country’s reputation.It is considered among the biggest scandals in Brazilian history, with numerous major business and political figures implicated.Any proof of wrongdoing would mark a major blow to the country, which is currently in political turmoil following the Brazilian Senate voting to proceed with an impeachment trial against President Dilma Rousseff, which will see her miss the Rio 2016 Olympics.Senators voted 55-22 in favour of the move, meaning Rousseff is automatically suspended for 180 days.She is accused of “fiscal irresponsibility” for allegedly trying to manipulate budget gaps during the 2014 election, but denies the claims.last_img read more

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Hunters to host Seagulls tomorrow

first_imgThey left late, but the unbeaten run at home remained intact against Souths Logan last weekend and they will be hoping for that to continue this weekend against Wynnum Manly.They also hold a handy home record against their opposition, having won both of their past encounters in PNG.However, despite losing their past two games on the trot, the Seagulls have a positive outlook about their chances of becoming the first side to come home with two points this season.Hunters coach Michael Marum said he was pleased with the way his side had been progressing in the season and was confident of springing the upset.“I’m actually pretty happy with the way we’ve been playing at the moment and we’re all looking forward to the challenge this weekend,” he said.“Our boys always love the opportunity to get away as a team and there’s no better game than playing at home.”Hunters co-captain Noel Zeming scored two late tries last weekend, including the all important match- winner against a somewhat unlucky Magpies side.That gave Zeming 18 in total for the club, which saw him pass Willie Minoga (now with Townsville) to become the club’s fifth leading try scorer.The match is set at 3pm tomorrow at the National Football stadium in Port Moresby, when the two teams go on head to head.Caption: www.qrl.com.aulast_img read more

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Parker to make Fury wait

first_imgThe British duo have been named on a shortlist of possible opponents for Parker, who is likely to defend his WBO heavyweight belt on April 8 after claiming the vacant title with a points win over Andy Ruiz Jr this month.Parker’s promoters, Duco Events, are seeking ‘clarification’ on whether Fury is the WBO mandatory challenger and will continue to assess a number of alternative fights.”We are looking at every option,” Duco Events’ director David Higgins told Sky Sports. “As a boxing promoter, the worst thing you can do is only negotiate with one party.”That might give the Fury camp the misguided idea that they have got a lot of leverage – they are the only cab on the rank – they’re not. We will look at any opponent, if the deal is right.”When the WBO ordered Parker-Ruiz, it was agreed then that the next fight would be David Haye. We’re puzzled, but he seems to have done a runner and gone a different direction. Maybe he was worried that Joseph would beat him.”That leaves Hughie Fury as the possible mandatory. We are seeking clarification on that situation as well, but if we were to unify, we would chase [Deontay] Wilder. We are basically in the process of weighing up the options and the pros and cons of each.”Duco Events have teamed up with influential Top Rank boss Bob Arum and will be holding further talks with him next month as they plot Parker’s next move.”I would hope by middle of January we will have a better idea which way we are heading,” said Higgins.”I’m going to head to LA in early January, so I will probably catch up with Bob Arum in Beverly Hills. Then we’ll chat about all the options and come to a decision.”Haye was originally in pole position to face Parker, but opted for a big domestic clash with Tony Bellew on March 4, live on Sky Sports Box Office, and Higgins remains open to a possible fight with the Londoner later this year.”We will fight David Haye, anywhere, any time, but that’s a question for David Haye,” said Higgins.”Certainly if Haye has his fight and wins, and Parker wins, then we would be happy to look at Haye next. That’s up to David Haye.”last_img read more

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Vallejo leaves the Wolves and is close to being ceded to Granada

first_imgJesus Vallejo is close to closing his assignment to Granada, as advanced by AS. The Spanish central was on loan at Wolverhampton for Real Madrid but has not finished curdling on the English team, for that reason the assignment contract was broken with those of Nuno Holy Spirit. Zidane and Real Madrid gave the OK so that the defender will look for a team where he was comfortable and accumulated minutes. On December 30, AS already reported that Vallejo wanted to break the assignment with the Wolves and that he was considering three possible destinations: Granada, Leganés and Eintracht of Frankfurt. After analyzing all the options, a few days ago Vallejo made the decision to go to the Nasrid club but the transfer has been delayed because the Wolves had to approve definitive. The agreement is close, although the last fringes are still to be closed. This Wednesday will not be official. The announcement, at the earliest, will be Thursday.Although it was a request of the Portuguese coach, Vallejo has only played seven games at Wolverhampton, adding only 612 minutes. His last game was in the League Cup against Aston Villa played on October 30 and played 90 minutes. Almost three months without contesting an official meeting.last_img read more

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