David Dumars Joins LU Coaching Staff

first_imgDumars made the unlikely switch to basketball coaching after spending 13 seasons as an assistant football coach, including 11 at the collegiate level. Dumars began his coaching career serving as the pass coordinator and defensive backs coach at Tallulah High School before moving to a collegiate sideline. After two seasons with Tallulah, Dumars became the secondary coach at Southeast Missouri State where he would spend the next 11 seasons. Dumars also played an integral role in helping McNeese produce its two most recent Southland Conference Players of the Year. Demond Mallet received the honor in 2001 while Patrick Richard garnered MVP honors in 2012. During his time in Lake Charles, Dumars played a key role in helping the Cowboys win three Southland Conference titles under the direction of three different head coaches (including Price), in addition to four postseason appearances including the 2002 NCAA Championships. The Cowboys also made four Southland tournament finals appearances during his time on the other side of the border. BEAUMONT, Texas – A veteran of coaching in the Southland Conference, David Dumars joins the Lamar University men’s basketball coaching staff announced head coach Tic Price Monday afternoon. Dumars replaces Justin Bailey who left last month to become the head coach at Arkansas-Fort Smith. During his time in Cape Girardeau, Dumars produced one of the best defensive backfields in the country. He produced 10 All-Ohio Valley defensive backs and coached two All-Americans. Three of his athletes would go on to be drafted into professional football. Dumars comes to Beaumont after spending the previous 18 years at McNeese, the final 14 seasons as associate head coach. The hiring marks the second time Price and Dumars have served on the same staff. “We were extremely excited to know that Dave was still available,” said Price. “At the end of the day, he is a really good man, and I feel he will be a good role model for our student-athletes.” “In addition, to helping hang banners in Lake Charles with me, he has recruiting contacts in Louisiana and Mississippi. Those are two areas where we would like to do a better job. It came down to experience, contacts and Dave has always been loyal to me throughout the years,” added Price. “Dave Dumars is a veteran coach,” said Price. “He knows the Southland Conference extremely well. Because of his time in the Southland, he knows exactly what it takes to win in this league. Having coached against us, he is also very familiar with our program and how we like to do things.last_img read more

Lamar’s Chapelet Claims Women’s Golfer of the Month Honors

first_imgThe junior from Souraide, France, is picking up where she left off last spring. Last season, she claimed Southland Conference First Team All-Conference honors. Southland Athletes of the Month are presented by MidSouth Bank. September Golfer of the Month: Elodie Chapelet, Lamar – Jr. – Souraide, FranceChapelet carded rounds of 71, 68, and 75 (214) to finish in a tie for sixth place in the individual standings in Mobile. The top-10 finish helped the Cardinals to a seventh-place team finish. Honorable Mention: Kaity Cummings, Houston Baptist; Erica Lautensack, Stephen F. Austin She overcame four bogeys with 14 holes of par or better, including a birdie on the 12th hole. She finished the tournament with 46 holes of par or better, including 10 birdies.center_img Chapelet’s month featured a sixth-place individual finish at the USA Intercollegiate, hosted by the University of South Alabama at the Magnolia Groves Golf Club in Mobile, Ala. FRISCO, Texas – Lamar’s Elodie Chapelet is the Southland Conference Women’s Golfer of the Month for September, the league announced Wednesday. Southland monthly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on 25 percent of ballots.last_img read more

Mourinho can banish his defensive ghosts but Spurs are losing the midfield battle

first_imgWHEN Jose Mourinho took charge of Tottenham, fans pondered whether he would be bringing his trademark defensive stodginess to North London or lighting some unexpected attacking fireworks.As it turns out, their biggest problem was somewhere in the middle.2 Sissoko’s second-half foul on Rashford could have been avoidedCredit: Getty Images – GettyManchester United beat Spurs 2-1 at Old Trafford on Wednesday after the visitors lost the midfield battle all ends up.Harry Winks and Moussa Sissoko started alongside eachother and their disjointed, confused performance started with an early calamity tackle by the England international.An unedifying lunge on Daniel James with the ball already out of play earned an unnecessary yellow and crunched the Welsh winger into the knee of Winks’ new boss.It was the footballing equivalent of spilling hot coffee all over your manager’s personalised keyboard on the morning of your appraisal.Mourinho may not be the spiky grudge-holder he was once known to be. But Jose still remembers.2 Winks inadvertently wiped out his manager with an early hackCredit: AFP or licensorsACCA WITH LADBROKES Pick up a whole load of acca features to help you land the big oneWinks’ task was to mop up possession and distribute the ball while Sissoko hustled the porous duo of Scott McTominay and Fred.With the Frenchman operating at the headless chicken end of the box-to-box midfielder spectrum, he clumsily submitted to Marcus Rashford’s direct running in the second-half and conceded the game winning penalty.Winks, meanwhile, scarcely got his foot on the ball and was replaced after 70 minutes.Mourinho is now left pondering what to do with a player who looked like a hastily promoted work experience boy on Wednesday night, and he isn’t short of options with foreign exchange student Giovani Lo Celso surely begging for the same opportunity.Moving rejuvenated employee of the month Dele Alli back into the engine room is not really an option, no matter how it might suit his bombastic style.Dan James hurts Jose Mourinho after sliding into him on the touchline during Man Utd v Tottenhammost 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 InstagramExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidPicturedAN 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’NEXT 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 himOutcast from Gareth Southgate’s Three Lions, Alli’s stunner against United harked back to his staggering flick’n’finish against Crystal Palace in early 2016 – albeit from closer range.When it comes to England, it may well be Winks that Alli replaces when he inevitably returns to the squad.Life isn’t so simple for Mourinho, with little budget for new recruits in January and a fresh conundrum that isn’t as simple as attack versus defence.Jose Mourinho asked Dele Alli ‘are you Dele or his brother-’ as he bids to get Spurs star firing againlast_img read more

What we learned: RLWC Week 2

first_imgHayne in class of his ownJarryd Hayne put a difficult week of speculation regarding his future behind him with a stellar performance against Wales in Townsville to become the leading try-scorer in Rugby League World Cup history. Hayne moved to the top of the history books after scoring his 14th try at World Cup level, finishing off a line-break from Suliasi Vunivalu to go one ahead of Billy Slater and league immortal Bob Fulton on 13. Hayne also recorded three try-assists in the 72-6 rout.Slater had a certain chance to join Hayne on the 14-try milestone 48 hours earlier but failed to regather a Michael Morgan cross-field kick in the second half. Graham joins elite group Australian back-rower Wade Graham was originally stoked to have an opportunity to start in Friday night’s clash against France with regulars Boyd Cordner and Matt Gillett rested, so you could imagine the thrill when the 27-year-old crossed for four tries to join Gorden Tallis as the only forward in Australia’s history to rack up a quartet. Graham and the left edge of Josh Dugan and Cameron Munster tore the French to shreds in an ominous sign for rivals if Mal Meninga sticks with the trio for the rest of the tournament. Kiwis no easy beatsThey’d been tipped to fail after a disruptive preparation leading into the tournament but New Zealand are gaining enough out of their youth to breath a new life into a side that is undergoing a transition period under coach David Kidwell. Kiwi rookies Nelson Asofa-Solomona, Danny Levi, Kodi Nikorima and Joseph Tapine have all stood out in the opening fortnight, effectively taking the heat away from their more experienced teammates. Kidwell has his troops firing right in time for the mouth-watering reunion with former Kiwis lock-forward Jason Taumalolo in Hamilton against a high-flying Tongan outfit that boasts plenty of other ex-Kiwi Test players. Discipline counts off the fieldThe second week was tinged with drama after Scotland trio Danny Brough, Johnny Walker and Sam Brooks were all sent home for misconduct after failing to board a plane to Cairns.After the Italian side bounced back following off-field issues of their own, the Scottish are still in with a chance to advance and will battle it out for the final quarter-final spot against Samoa on Saturday.France also sent hooker Eloi Pelissier home following their loss to Australia for breaking team curfew.Tonga are the real deal but NZ awaitsTonga have lived up to their hype early in the tournament having booked their maiden finals appearance with a win over Samoa and are proving to be a team to fear with one round left of the group stages remaining.The inclusion of Taumalolo and Andrew Fifita have boosted the side from solid to genuine contenders, while young halves Ata Hingano and Tui Lolohea have exceeded expectations. A group stage clash against New Zealand this weekend will prove their biggest test.No place for bitingEngland’s Jermaine McGillvary faces a nervous wait after being referred straight to the judiciary on Wednesday night for a biting allegation on Lebanon’s Robbie Farah and if found guilty it could spell the end of his tournament.It would be a big shame for McGillvary, who has become a regular starter in the line-up since Wayne Bennett took over the side in 2016, but there is no excuse for biting in the code.It capped off a frustrating evening for Bennett’s men against the Cedars, with the team showing no improvement in attack following their Week One loss to Australia.Winning ugly just as funPapua New Guinea and Ireland struggled on another day of humid conditions in Port Moresby but it was refreshing to see the Kumuls grind their way to victory after a commanding win over Wales the week prior.  With both sides completing at less than 65 per cent for the afternoon, it made for an error-riddled contest until a late try to Kumuls halfback Watson Boas sealed the win.PNG can confirm their quarter-final spot with a win over the USA this weekend, while the luck of the Irish could run out even with victory against Wales, with only one side advancing from Pool C.last_img read more

England are ‘complete’ package: Cordner

first_imgThe traditional rivals are the last two nations standing after England survived a furious Tonga comeback on Saturday.While Wayne Bennett’s side have bounced back from their tournament-opening loss to Australia with four straight wins, they will start as overwhelming underdogs in Brisbane.The Kangaroos have won 12 straight against England dating back to 1995, while their last defeat to Great Britain came in 2006.”England’s just, they’re a complete footy side,” Cordner said.”You have to play for 80 minutes to beat England. They pushed us all the way in Melbourne in the first game.” Australia have the bonus of an extra day’s rest, having won their semi-final over Fiji on Friday at Suncorp Stadium.Mal Meninga’s squad enjoy Sunday off while England spend their recovery day in the air.The flight adds to an exhausting travelling schedule which has already included trips to Melbourne, Perth, Melbourne again and Auckland.The Kangaroos have remained in Australia throughout the six weeks, beginning in Melbourne before stops at Canberra, Sydney, Darwin and then the sunshine state.Cordner conceded fatigue has become an issue but said the extra day’s rest would be an advantage.Aaron Woods (shoulder), David Klemmer (sternum), Will Chambers (toe) and Josh McGuire (ankle) are all icing minor injuries, as is England captain Sean O’Loughlin (shoulder).Hooker Josh Hodgson is all but certain to miss the match with a knee injury, with veteran James Roby to deputise.”Some of the boys have been training for over a year now from pre-season last year,” Cordner said.”So it’s been non-stop for over a year now, especially playing in that game in Darwin.”It took a lot out of us, as well in the heat, up there.”That’s a bonus not having go to the airport, spend a full day travelling, which is really good for recovery.”It’ll be good to have a couple of days off, freshen up.”last_img read more

Sharks confident Johnson can provide bite

first_imgJohnson will play his first game for the Sharks against Newcastle on Friday night, after he was released by the Warriors in an ugly split at the end of last year.His pick up couldn’t have come at a better time for Cronulla, who lost their biggest attacking weapon in Holmes last November.Holmes led the Sharks last season for tries, linebreaks, tackle busts and running metres, hitting his best just as Cronulla made a run to the preliminary final.”I think what he brings to the side is a bit of X-factor which we lost with Val,” Morris said of Johnson.”(I’ll tell him) just to get into the game and get his hands on the ball, take the line on and guide the boys around the park.”He’s the perfect pick up for us because he allows Matty (Moylan) to go back to fullback and both have that unstructured style of footy.”Called on to do the organising for much of his Warriors career, Johnson will be freed up in the No.6 jersey with Chad Townsend maintaining control of the Sharks attack.The pair have already played together in two seasons at the Warriors, winning 18 of 34 games together when Townsend was a far less experienced first-grader.last_img read more

Rio 2016 launch “A New World” slogan

first_imgThe motto was launched alongside an accompanying manifesto at the Barra Olympic Park in the Brazilian city, where International Olympic Committee President (IOC) Thomas Bach was among those in attendance.In Brazil’s native Portuguese – the motto is “Um Mundo Novo”.”Our legacy is the desire for a better world,” Rio 2016 brand director Beth Lula said when explaining the slogan.”The slogan is the brand’s promise to society.”We live in a world that is undergoing huge transformations.”At Rio 2016 we want to create a better world and leave this as a legacy to the generations to come.”With 51 days to go until the Olympic Opening Ceremony on August 5, Rio organisers are still tackling numerous issues but there remains an underlying confidence that things will be ready come Games time.Tight construction deadlines at venues and transport links have been coupled with the political turmoil caused by the forthcoming impeachment trial of President Dilma Rousseff, as well as fears about the Zika virus.Bach, though, said that Rio de Janeiro would emerge stronger after the Olympics have finished – hinting that the new slogan represents the changes the city will go through.”It is what the Olympic movement is all about – changing the world for the better,” he said.”Here in Rio you will make of it a great experience.”Because there will be a Rio de Janeiro before the Games and another after, a new and better city.”The future is for the youth of Brazil.”The Olympic motto of “Citius. Altius. Fortius” – Latin for “faster, higher, stronger” – serves as the starting point for slogans and manifestos for individual Games.London 2012 used “Inspire A Generation” four years ago while Sochi 2014 opted for “Hot. Cool. Yours”.Beijing 2008 organisers went with “One World, One Dream” with Athens 2004 providing a nod to the Ancient Olympics with the slogan “Welcome Home”.Rio organisers also unveiled the medals that will be presented to athletes yesterday.Olympic champions will receive special gold medals extracted without the use of mercury according to strict sustainability criteria, from the “initial mining all the way through to the design of the end product”.Silver and bronze medals have been produced using 30 per cent recycled materials.Half of the plastic in the ribbons which will be used to hang the medals around athletes’ necks comes from recycled plastic bottles, with rounded cases holding the medals made from special freijó wood. Over 2,000 medals have been produced – 812 gold, 812 silver and 864 bronze.last_img read more

Graham Hansen, the great assistant

first_imgOne of the featured names in this almighty Barça It’s of Caroline Graham Hansen The Norwegian end came last summer as star signing with Jenni Hermoso and he has not disappointed in his early stages as Barça, but quite the opposite. With the Madrid striker he has formed one of the more lethal couples of the First Iberdrola, But the truth is that few fail to get along well with Oslo. With its speed and overflow it has managed to penetrate the half world defenses. So much so that in 2019 he managed to add the a whopping figure of 30 assists, distributed between Barça, where he has seven in the League, Wolfsburg and Norway, with which only in the Euro qualifier 2021 in recent months has managed to distribute six assists. Without a doubt, her role as a passer is decisive for the teams in which she militates. Barça and the First Iberdrola enjoy it now, a top player worldwide.last_img read more

Aperribay: “I think Madrid will fulfill the pact and Odegaard will play in Real for two years”

first_imgOdegaard continuity: “I think we are talking about a club that is a gentleman and a player that has very clear things. I think the pact is going to fulfill the pact we have. The player is from Real Madrid and if they requested it we would have to talk and listen to each other. What we hope is that Odegaard is with us for two years. “Mirandés: “We are not afraid of him, but we both have possibilities and we have to take advantage of them. Anduva has something special. He will condition the entire result in our house. We will prepare the matches well and play the final in Seville.” Aperribay, president of the Real Sociedad, took stock of the semifinals crossing against Mirandés and spoke about the situation of Odegaard and the commitment with Real Madrid to stay two seasons.Semis crossing: “It is a team that we know very well. They had always told us that it is one of the most dangerous teams at home and it is the one that has made the best Cup so far. Eliminating Celta, Sevilla and Villarreal is something impressive. We must congratulate them. They are going to make things difficult for us. “Double match: “If we start to think that we are favorites, we go wrong. There are many circumstances. They would never have labeled us favorites against Madrid. We were winning 1-4. We have to take advantage of the circumstances. This is a very open Cup and the Mirandés will have its opportunities insurance”.last_img read more

Auger-Aliassime challenges Tsitsipas in the Marseille final

first_imgCanadian Felix Auger Aliassime, that was imposed on the Frenchman Gilles Simon defies the throne of the Greek Stefanos Tsitsipas, who will defend his dominance in the Marseille event that he received final 12 months after beating Alexander Bublik. Two of the most promising tennis rackets face the Gallic competitors. Tsitsipas, already consolidated as an alternative choice to the greats of this sport, 21, in opposition to Auger Aliassime, 19, a participant who decide in Marseille for the first success of his profession.Tsitsipas acquired Bublik annoyed his seventh consecutive victory in the Marseille event. The Hellenic tennis participant has received fourteen straight units, since dropping in the first spherical of 2018 in opposition to Nicolas Mahut. He beat Tsitsipas to Bublik, whom he had by no means confronted, 7-5 and 6-3 in seventy minutes. Stefanos Tsitsipas seeks the fourth title of his profession, the first this 12 months. In 2019, his greatest season, he triumphed in the ATP Finals, in Estoril and in Marseille. It is going to be the fifth final for the sixth participant in the world as a result of in 2018 he misplaced the one in Stockholm. “I’m pleased to have discovered a stability and never fall when the state of affairs acquired sophisticated. I put a very good angle on the courtroom. I hope you take pleasure in a terrific day in the final, “stated the Hellenic participant.Tsitsipas will face in the final the Canadian Auger-Aliassime, 18 world, who received the French Gilles Simon 7-5 and 7-6 (2). The American aspires to the first title of his profession. He has performed 4 finals, the second of this 12 months, after Rotterdam that misplaced in opposition to Monfils. It is going to be the fourth showdown between Auger Aliassime and Tsitsipas, all in 2019. Twice the Canadian received, in Queens and in the 1000 Masters of Indian Wells. The helene received the 1000 Masters in Shanghai.Outcomes of the semifinalsStefanos Tsitsipas (GRE, 2) beat Alexander Bublik (KAZ) 7-5 and 6-3Felix Auger-Aliassime (CAN, 7) to Gilles Simon (FRA), 7-5 and 7-6 (2).last_img read more