31 May

Sugar Bears Headed to USC for NCAA Tournament

first_imgConway, Ark. – The Central Arkansas Sugar Bears will make their third NCAA Tournament appearance on Friday night, heading to Los Angeles, California to take on the 10th-seeded Southern California Trojans. The Sugar Bears and Trojans will face off at 9:00 PM CST.”It’s pretty incredible,” said UCA head coach Jeni Jones Chatman, who is no stranger to the NCAA Tournament, but will be making her first appearance as a head coach. “To do it as a player and as an assistant coach is a very special event, but to do it as a head coach and to have players that are as bought in as I feel ours are is a very special feeling. It’s really not one you can put into words. It’s definitely something that will stay with me for a long time.”The Sugar Bears (27-4) went a perfect 3-0 in the Southland Conference Tournament, defeating McNeese 3-1, Texas A&M-Corpus Christi 3-2, and Abilene Christian 3-0 to earn the program’s third SLC Tournament Title. UCA will be looking for its first NCAA Tournament victory on Friday night, having fallen to Washington 3-0 in 2012 and Purdue 2-0 in 2013.”The girls are very excited,” said Chatman of her team. “We had practice yesterday and then again today, and our starting side looked phenomenal, and you can tell that we’re so excited to play. It’s a ‘get to’ that we get to play on Friday, and if we can keep this mentality and this drive, I think only great things are going to happen for us.”USC (22-9) earned the 10th-seed in the NCAA Tournament after finishing the regular season tied for second in the Pac-12. The Trojans, who will be making their 34th NCAA Tournament appearance, have won three NCAA titles and have advanced to the Final Four seven times.”USC is a volleyball powerhouse, they’re a very good team year after year,” said Chatman of the Trojans. “Mick Haley, the coach there, is a volleyball icon, so obviously they’re going to be well-coached and they’ll have an incredible staff. But they haven’t seen us yet, so we’re excited to have the opportunity to play. I think we’ve definitely earned it, I’m so proud of our program for doing what we’ve done this season, and I’m looking forward to keeping it going.”The winner of Friday’s match will advance to the second round to face off with the winner of the site’s other first round match between LSU (20-9) and San Diego (24-4). The second round match is set for Saturday at 9:00 PM CST.last_img read more

26 Dec

Liverpool sign Alisson for world-record £67million fee from Roma

first_img ALTERED LATEST TRANSFER NEWS ‘He’s one of the world’s best’ 👊 Jürgen Klopp simply could not pass up the chance to sign @Alissonbecker: https://t.co/gN0qvFl8QO pic.twitter.com/EEZv5MYTGT— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 19, 2018He said: “At one point in the last few weeks it came up, the opportunity to sign one of the world’s best goalkeepers – then it’s not a long thought, to be honest, it’s only that you need to have a little talk with the owners!“They were quite excited, so we did it.” who plays? Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and more How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Welcome to @LFC, @Alissonbecker. 🔴https://t.co/t4msWAm2sU pic.twitter.com/2xefw3zIFU— Liverpool FC (@LFC) July 19, 2018Brazil’s No.1 has reportedly signed a six-year contract with the club.The move represents a new world-record fee for a goalkeeper, comfortably surpassing the £35m Manchester City paid for Ederson.Alisson, 25, told Liverpoolfc.com: “I’m really happy, it’s a dream come true to wear such a prestigious shirt for a club of this size that is used to always winning.“In terms of my life and my career, it’s a huge step for me being part of this club and this family. You can be certain that I’ll give my all.”Jurgen Klopp, who decided he could no longer rely on Loris Karius, also expressed his delight at signing ‘one of the world’s best’ goalkeepers. NEW ERA Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? center_img smart causal How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? gameday predicted possible xi highlights Liverpool have completed the signing of goalkeeper Alisson from Roma for £67m.The Reds announced the deal on Twitter after Roma’s sporting director Monchi all-but confirmed it earlier on Thursday. Every current Premier League club’s best kit from the past decadelast_img read more