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UNO Men’s Basketball Coach Mark Slessinger Signs Contract Extension

first_img“I can’t begin to express my gratitude to Dr. John Nicklow, our Director of Athletics Tim Duncan, and our administration for this contract extension,” said Slessinger. “I am grateful to be a part of the dynamic faculty and staff that represents this incredible university. “I have said many times that I am living the dream coaching at UNO and living in New Orleans. This university and city are such a blessing to Toni, myself and our family. It’s a privilege to continue to be a small part of the renaissance of our program, department, university, and city.” “Coach Slessinger is a proven winner and has built a program that consistently competes for conference championships,” said Director of Athletics Tim Duncan. “His commitment to winning with integrity and preparing young men to succeed on and off the court is evident. We are excited about the future of Privateers men’s basketball.”  After leading the Privateers to a Southland Conference regular season and tournament title in 2017, UNO revamped their backcourt and advanced to the second round of the College Basketball Invitational in 2018. Last season, Slessinger became the program leader in games coached and with the overtime win at Lamar, Sless reached the century mark in wins on the Lakefront, the third to do so for the Blue and Silver. “I am indebted to all of our current and former student-athletes who allowed me to be their coach,” said Slessinger. “They have believed in our values and mission. We are proud of what we have accomplished but are working tirelessly to achieve more. It has also been a blessing to be able to work with such incredible coaches and support staff.” Slessinger was named the Louisiana Association of Basketball Coaches Major College Coach of the Year in 2019. It was the second time in three seasons Sless received the Tommy Joe Eagles Memorial Award.  The 2018-19 season featured the third consecutive postseason appearance for UNO as the Privateers hosted the first round of the CollegeBasketballInvitational.com Postseason Tournament. New Orleans advanced to the championship game of the 2019 Southland Conference Tournament after knocking off Lamar and regular season champion Sam Houston State.  Courtesy of University of New Orleans Athletic CommuncationsNEW ORLEANS – Following a third consecutive postseason appearance, University of New Orleans head men’s basketball coach Mark Slessinger signed a contract extension through the 2025-2026 season Thursday. The extension was approved by the Louisiana System Board of Regents.  Slessinger was named the University of New Orleans 2017 Service with Jazz Employee of the Year. The award is given to one person who demonstrates strong characteristics in work ethic, customer service, commitment, loyalty, and motivation.last_img read more

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PROMISING NOLDE RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 FRIDAY’S SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS ESPINOZA AND SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1.38.10

first_imgPROMISING NOLDE RALLIES TO TAKE $67,000 FRIDAY’S SANTA ANITA ALLOWANCE FEATURE BY THREE QUARTERS OF A LENGTH AS ESPINOZA AND SHIRREFFS TEAM FOR ONE MILE TURF WIN IN 1.38.10ARCADIA, Calif. (June 21, 2019)–A different horse on grass, Jerry Moss’ promising homebred Nolde overcame a stumble at the break to take Friday’s $67,000 Santa Anita allowance feature by three quarters of a length under Victor Espinoza. A 3-year-old colt by Pioneerof the Nile, Nolde got one mile on turf in 1:38.10.“He’s a very powerful horse,” said Espinoza, who would go on to bag his third win of the day two races later.  “When he pushed off at the start, his hind end slipped a little, so I left him alone and let him get into his stride. He was able to recover and we were cruising behind those two horses (eventual runner-up Contagion and last place finisher Tikkun Olam). He finished really strong.”An attentive third into the Club House turn and up the backstretch, Nolde tackled Contagion when they straightened up for home and won in game fashion.A 3 ¼ length maiden special weight winner in his first try on turf May 3, Nolde was off as the 6-5 favorite in a field of seven sophomores and paid $4.60, $3.20 and $2.40.“He’s good on the turf and he’s a 3-year-old,” said Shirreffs, who intimated the horse could be considered for the opening day Oceanside Stakes going one mile on turf at Del Mar July 17.Out of the Dixie Union mare Sister Moon, Nolde is now 6-2-1-1 and with the winner’s share of $40,200, he has earnings of $97,490.Ridden by Southern California newcomer Abel Cedillo, Contagion made all the early running and finished second by 1 ¼ lengths over French-bred Proud Pedro. Off at 13-1, Contagion paid $10.40 and $5.00.The second choice at 8-5, Proud Pedro, ridden by Flavien Prat, was away slowly and rallied from mid-pack to be third while paying $2.20 to show.Fractions on the race were 24.50, 49.40, 1:14.25 and 1:26.31.last_img read more

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Man Utd want to seal £40m Eriksen deal in January but face rival interest

first_imgMANCHESTER UNITED are set to step up their interest in Christian Eriksen and could even try for a January transfer.Even with Jose Mourinho in charge and Tottenham’s form picking up, the Dane’s exit is growing in traction with his contract up at the end of the season.1 Eriksen is making do with a place on the bench while his colleagues lead a Spurs revivalCredit: EPALikewise, the expiry of Juan Mata’s United deal and a general lack of creativity in central areas has generated strong links to a push for Eriksen.Real Madrid were said to be keen on his services in the summer and could come back in next month with a bid in the region of £40million.But Ole Gunnar Solskjaer’s United are determined to make their case to the player – should he be interested.According to 90min, the Red Devils are long-term admirers of Eriksen and their interest could turn into something more substantial when the window opens.That would require Spurs to green light an exit that could leave them short at the business end of the season. Man Utd could use Jose Mourinho favourite Matic as bait to land Spurs ace Eriksen in January transfer window 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 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 himSporting CP star Bruno Fernandes is one option touted to replace the midfielder if the club sanction a January sale.Lorenzo Pellegrini of Roma and Ajax forward Hakim Ziyech have also been named in reports.However United could be ahead of the game with it suggested they will offer Nemanja Matic as part of a player-plus-cash deal in January.last_img read more

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Champions League group stage earnings revealed as Prem clubs bank £240m

first_imgThis is then split based on each teams’ position in the previous year’s domestic league and their progress into this season’s Champions League.The final figure will not be decided until the end of the campaign and is, at this point, still an estimate with City leading the way in England.Monday’s draw for the last-16 pitted Chelsea against Bayern Munich and Tottenham against RB Leipzig, with Liverpool taking on Napoli and Manchester City paired up with Zinedine Zidane’s Real Madrid.The Champions League draw announces the last 16 fixtures of the competition That means a £22.5m prize fund for the Germans while, at the other end of the table, strugglers Lille and Genk barely scraped together £850,000.A significant bulk of the payments are structured based on UEFA’s coefficient, which Real Madrid sit atop of and is worth £30m to the La Liga giants.The likes of Atletico Madrid, Chelsea and Benfica are also high up on the continent’s ultimate ranking that takes into account the last five years of European competition achievement.As such, newcomers RB Leipzig and Atalanta earn less than £3.5m from this year’s pool.The most variable figure clubs profit from is the TV Pool, with each nation negotiating their own rights deal with UEFA.latest champions league newsREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’CITY SITUATIONChampions Lg & Europa Lg to be played in ONE host city from quarters onwardREDS TEST2005 Champions League final quiz – How well do you remember Istanbul 15 years on?CRYING SHAMEPoch couldn’t stop crying after CL final as he talks for first time since axeEUR JOKINGCity, Chelsea & Man U’s dreams in jeopardy as govt impose quarantine on arrivalsRevealedLUK RAN OUTLukaku says he will NEVER forgive Chelsea flop AVB for 2012 Champ League axeRevealedRUSSIAN ROULETTEMan Utd’s 2008 Champions League Moscow heroes and where they are now WITH the Champions League groups over, clubs can start counting their earnings and Premier League teams already banking £240million.UEFA continue to reward competitors with greater and greater sums of money, with a potential £70m available in prize money alone.1 How much the top ten are estimated to have earnedIn figures collated by Swiss Ramble, the latest cycle of revenue distribution is seeing clubs pocket more than ever.Bayern Munich come out on top after the 2019/20 group stage with over £69.2m taken, edging them ahead of Barcelona and Juventus.English trio Manchester City, Liverpool and Chelsea are not far behind having collected between £61m and £65m as they progressed.Further back are Tottenham on a touch under £50m due to the structure of the payments.First and foremost, every participant takes home just south of £13m as part of a basic sum for reaching the group stage.UEFA then rewards successful teams with a set fee per victory and draw – pushing Bayern to the top of the rankings as the only side with six wins from six in Group B.last_img read more

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Kane will be back for Tottenham when season resumes as he recovers from injury

first_imgHARRY KANE will be fit to play for Tottenhan when the Premier League resumes.The England captain has been sidelined since rupturing a tendon in his hamstring in Spurs’ 1-0 defeat at Southampton on New Year’s Day.2 Harry Kane is hoping to be back firing when the Premier League returnsCredit: Reuters2 The England captain has been out of action with a hamstring injuryCredit: Rex FeaturesKane had surgery but his recovery has gone better than expected and the enforced coronavirus break – which means there will be no matches until at least April 30 – has worked in his favour.But the striker insists when fixtures do resume he should be available for selection.He told the club’s official website: “I’m good. From a rehab point of view and personal point of view, I’m doing really well.“I’m at a good stage now and just working hard, doing a lot of recovery, a lot of rehab and just waiting to see what happens to the season.TOTTENHAM NEWS LIVE: FOLLOW LATEST SPURS UPDATES“I’m not too far away, I’d normally hope to be back with the team in two or three weeks.“I’m at a good stage, pretty much doing everything, now it’s about building up my fitness. So from my personal point of view, I’m in a good place.”That is good news for Tottenham boss Jose Mourinho, who initially feared his star striker would not play again this season.Spurs struggled without Kane as they crashed out of the FA Cup and Champions League just before the season ground to a halt.Kane admitted: “It’s such a strange situation, no one has been in this situation before.Latest Tottenham NewsHARRY 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 summer“Like anything, you have to take the positives out of it and do what you can. So far, me and the family are well, and I’ll continue to work hard, work in the gym, work from home and do what I can.“We’ll just have to wait and see.“My family is well, and obviously everyone is thinking about coronavirus at the moment and it’s a time to be together, to stay safe and hopefully everything will be all right.”Most valuable players in world revealed with Lionel Messi down in EIGHTH as Kylian Mbappe leads list at £189mlast_img read more

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Bennett roasts players’ ‘inability’ after Four Nations exit

first_imgThe match capped off a frustrating tournament for the hosts, who also lost by one point to New Zealand and were unconvincing against minnows Scotland.”The problem is our inability to continually maintain pressure . . . England are very capable of being a lot better than they are right now,” Bennett said.The super coach bemoaned habits picked up in the Super League as the reason for England’s inferiority.”Until we get these little problems out of the road – manifested by their club football – I have seen that and they get away with it at that level, you can’t at this – that’s the difference,” Bennett said.NRL player and captain Sam Burgess also came under fire for repeated ill discipline.”Sam gives away far too many penalties . . . he needs to change,” Bennett said.last_img read more

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Tonga buoyant about medal hopes

first_imgTakau pulled a  rabbit out of the hat and dropped the challenge to other Pacific nations on arrival this afternoon in Port Moresby.He added that his contingent is a young team and they are positive they will do well.Tonga’s national flag will be represented in the XV Pacific Games by 108 athletes who will be taking part in 19 sporting codes out of the 28 games to be played.last_img

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First WTF World Taekwondo Beach World Championships cancelled due to financial problems

first_imgThe cancellation was confirmed in a letter sent to National Federations by the world governing body’s secretary general Hoss Rafaty. “This letter is to regretfully inform you that the 1st WTF World Taekwondo Beach Championships, Bali, Indonesia on July 23 to 24 is being cancelled,” he wrote.”Like you, we were very excited about the very first championships and were in the final stages of our preparation. “However, [the] financial situation of [the] Organising Committee in Bali, Indonesia forced us to cancel the Championships.”We will find another hosting member national association in the first half of next year and as soon as the venue and dates are finalised, we will dispatch your invitation.”We apologise for any inconvenience and hope that you will understand our circumstances.”The Beach Championships, consisting only of poomsae demonstration-style events, had been billed as an innovative way to boost the profile of the sport.Men were due to wear sleeveless shirts, with women competing in tank tops.It was envisaged as a way to advertise the discipline with an eye to inaugural in the first Association of National Olympic Committees World Beach Games, due to be held in San Diego in September 2017.The event in Bali had originally been due to take place in June, but was pushed back to avoid a clash with the Muslim holy month Ramadan.last_img read more

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Espanyol identifies the 12 fans who directed racist insults to Iñaki Williams

first_imgNot surprisingly, this Monday at the last minute LaLiga included, in its informative note of complaints corresponding to day 21, the description of this unfortunate chapter, which set in ten seconds and with the shout “uh, uh, uh, uh “of marked racist intention. Two days he has worked on the Espanyol piece to identify, on the afternoon of this Monday, the individuals who on Saturday, during the match of the parrots before Athletic in Cornellà-El Prat, uttered racist insults to Iñaki Williams when the striker left, after being replaced, by one of the funds.It is, as reported by Espanyol, of 12 followers, of which nine are partners from the club and the other three, “occasion ticket buyers.” The subjects were in sectors 107 and 108 of the stadium, which is located outside the space occupied by the perichian animation tier, known as Grada Canito. The detailed review of the video images, which Espanyol has already transferred to the Mossos d’Esquadra, has been necessary for identification. Last Saturday, Iñaki Williams revealed that he had received racist insults from the stands of the RCDE Stadium during the match that Athletic Club played against RCD Espanyol (1-1). “” I’m going a little sad for the draw and over All because I have suffered racist insults. It is something that no black player or any race wants to hear, which is totally out of place, “said the player.Williams, the son of Ghanaian parents, was replaced by Raúl García in the 69th minute of the duel at Cornellà-El Prat; It was at that moment when he heard the racist insults, and asked his partner Iker Muniain to communicate it to the Murcian collegiate José María Sánchez Martínez. However, the game continued.The only game suspended for insults in the Spanish league has been Rayo Vallecano-Albacete on day 20 of this season in the LaLiga SmartBank, when referee José Antonio López Toca decided that the second part in Vallecas not be played by the chants from “fucking nazi” to the Ukrainian player of the visiting team Roman Zozulia.center_img Not surprisingly, these serious facts will surely lead suspension of subscriber’s cards (in the case of the nine partners) and of any activity carried out by the blue and white entity (for 12), as stated in the Spanish Discipline Regulation, but also may carry criminal responsibilities.He insists on his “strong condemnation of any sample of a racist and violent nature” a Espanyol who knows that he is exposed, as LaLiga requested in his statement on Sunday, at the partial closure of the Cornellà stand, which will depend on the Competition Committee and Antiviolencelast_img read more

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Surprise in Anduva: Mirandés scolds Sevilla

first_imgLopetegui gave a clear message to his team. He introduced three changes of a stroke. Sevilla stepped on the red area more in five minutes than in the entire first part. Nolito had the opportunity to cut a difference, but failed to beat Lemons. In an action without apparent danger, the red team could finish the tie. The VAR appeared for the first time in Anduva and the referee indicated Diego Carlos’s maximum penalty. Peña took responsibility, but Vaclik guessed his release.The failed penalty further emboldened the locals, although Ocampos made Lemons shine that broke up a great sevillist occasion. Iraola refreshed the midfield with the entry of Guridi and Marcos André. The bet rolled out. Mirandés finished the game better and Álvaro Rey extended the lead in a counterattack (3-0). He did not hit the first, but the second to finish the Hispanics. Sevilla made up the score in the addition with both Nolito. Goals1-0, 6 ‘: Matheus Aias, 2-0, 29 ‘: Matheus Aias, 3-0, 84 ‘: Álvaro Rey, 3-1, 90 ‘: Nolith Lopetegui did not see anything clear from the bench. The reds were more intense and barely left cracks in the defensive plot. Sevilla felt so uncomfortable that Iraola’s squad put land in between on the scoreboard. Matheus hit the ball from 30 meters, his shot tripped slightly in Gudelj to make useless the stretch of Vaclik (2-0). The visiting coach immediately warmed Ocampos and Jordan.At the edge of the break, Navas deepened on the right wing but Munir sent the Andalusian side forward to the clouds. And there was still time for more. The Mirandés could extend the advantage. First with a bold launch of Merquelanz that forced the Sevilla goal to send a corner; and then with a spur auction of Matheus, omnipresent in attack, which again saved Vaclik. ChangesJoan Jordan (45 ‘, Jules Koundé), Youssef En-Nesyri (45 ‘, Munir), Lucas Ocampos (45 ‘, Banega), Guridi (63 ‘, Álvaro Peña), Marcos de Sousa (73 ‘, Matheus Aias), Kijera (87 ‘, Álvaro Rey)center_img CardsAlexander Gonzalez (32 ‘, Yellow) Munir (36 ‘, Yellow) Diego Carlos (52 ‘, Yellow) Matheus Aias (54 ‘, Yellow) Squire (75 ‘, Yellow) Antonio Sanchez (77 ‘, Yellow) Sergio (79 ‘, Yellow) Nolith (90 ‘, Yellow For the fourth time in its history, the Mirandés achieved the qualification for the quarterfinals of the Cup and did it in style (3-1). The rojillos beat the almighty Sevilla in Anduva with goals from Matheus (2) and Álvaro Rey. Nolito made up the result in the final stretch. The local team took oil in its first approach. The ball fell on Matheus’ feet after effective pressure. The Brazilian striker was hollow inside the area to beat Vaclik with a tight shot (1-0). He tried to react the Hispanic picture. Banega picked up the ball on the second post, but his shot escaped by centimeters.last_img read more

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