Argo Athletes Honored at PSA Banquet

first_img April 16, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – The Pensacola Sports Association honored six West Florida student athletes with special achievement awards on Friday night’s PSA Annual Awards Banquet at the New World Landing. Felipe Lawall and Keith Savage from men’s soccer, Lindsay Nemanich from women’s soccer, and Suzana Cavalcante, Tammy Kevey, and Mandy Septoe of women’s tennis were recognized for their UWF career achievements.Senior forward Felipe Lawall (Soracaba, Brazil / South Georgia College) will be remembered as one of the top offensive threats in UWF history. In three years at UWF he scored 32 goals with 19 assists. He was an NSCAA All-America in 2006, and a two-time NSCAA All-Region selection. Lawall was a GSC All-Tournament selection in 2003 and 2006. Junior forward Keith Savage (Gulf Breeze, Fla. / Gulf Breeze HS) was also a NSCAA All-America in 2006, and twice named to the NSCAA All-Region team. In last year’s NCAA II Regional Tournament he was named most outstanding player. Savage was GSC Freshman of the Year in 2003. West Florida soccer won the GSC Championship last season. They reached the national semifinal with a 20-1-3 record.Senior defender Lindsay Nemanich (Houston, Texas / Langham Creek HS) was a Daktronics and NSCAA All-America selection in 2006. Along with being an all-region defender by both Daktronics and the NSCAA, she was the 2006 GSC Co-Player of the Year. Nemanich anchored last year’s defense that allowed just 10 goals, including 14 shutouts. She helped lead UWF to NCAA II Tournament appearances in 2002, 2003, 2005, and 2006.Sophomore Suzana Cavalcante (Sao Paulo, Brazil) was honored as the ITA / NCAA II National and Regional Rookie of the Year for 2006. She became the third women’s tennis player in conference history to be named the GSC East Division Player of the Year and GSC East Division Freshman of the Year. Sophomore Tammy Kevey (Auckland, New Zealand) and Mandy Septoe (Port Elizabeth, South Africa) were honored for their accomplishments as an elite doubles team. They won UWF’s first women’s tennis doubles title at the ITA / NCAA II National Small College Championships in 2006. Kevey and Septoe compiled a record of 24-4 last spring, and were ranked 22nd in the country.The PSA Special Achievement Award is described as an award that encourages excellence in sports activities by organizations that have made significant contributions in the Pensacola area during the past year or years. This award may be given to individuals or groups for their achievementsPrint Friendly Version Argo Athletes Honored at PSA Banquet Sharelast_img read more

British raider Debt strikes

first_imgDandy Nicholls-trained British raider Sovereign Debt was a dominant winner of the Dubai Duty Free Full Of Surprises Celebration Stakes at the Curragh. The six-year-old was a 9-2 shot having run with credit in Ireland on his last couple of starts, finishing fifth in the Gladness at this track and third in the Ballycorus Stakes at Leopardstown. Sovereign Debt was positioned close to the speed from the off by Chris Hayes and after being sent on from the home turn, quickly put the race to bed. Press Associationcenter_img The grey was kept up to his work in the final furlong and came home four and three-quarter lengths clear of Flight Risk, with the front-running Fastnet Mist third. War Envoy was the odds-on favourite after winning the Britannia Stakes at Royal Ascot nine days ago, but although he made late headway, he failed to land a telling blow. Nicholls said: “He’s had a lot of traffic problems in the past and I just told Chris to make up his own mind on how to ride him. He gave him a great ride and maybe that’s the best way to ride him. “I brought him over myself and he travelled over really well, ate up everything and he was so relaxed. “He’ll come back here again and deserves to go for all those races now. “He’ll go to Dubai at the end of the year.” last_img read more

WWE: Brock Lesnar defeats Kofi Kingston in seconds to win the title

first_imgLast Updated: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST WWE: Brock Lesnar Defeats Kofi Kingston In Seconds To Win The Title WWE: SmackDown’s Friday night premier saw Superstar Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month reign as World Wrestling Entertainment Champion in mere seconds Akhil Nambiar SUBSCRIBE TO US WWE: Title challengeOn September 17, Kingston and New Day had defended the title against Orton and The Revival in a six-man tag-team match on SmackDown. But they were soon challenged by Lesnar and Paul Heyman. Friday’s SmackDown saw Lesnar subdue the champion to claim the title for himself.Also Read | WWE News: Draft Predictions For Upcoming Monday Night RAW 2019 SmackDown’s Friday Night Premier saw Brock Lesnar end Kofi Kingston six-month-long reign as WWE champion in mere seconds. Kingston had successfully defended his title against Daniel Bryan, Samoa Joe, Dolph Ziggler and Randy Orton before he was knocked out for counts by Lesnar before stunned audiences at the Staples Centre in LA.Also Read | WWE Hell In A Cell:Here Are The Top Moments From The Demonic StructureKingston entered the ring very much as the champion and immediately tried to get the upper hand by charging at Lesnar. Unfortunately for him, Lesnar was on his guard, promptly picked up Kingston and had him down for the counts. Kingston first won the WWE title in Wrestlemania 35. The win, which came after 11 years since he joined WWE, also brought to an end his long-standing feud with Bryan and Vince McMahon.Also Read | WWE SmackDown: Will The Rock Face Randy Orton At WrestleMania 36? But no WWE fight is over without a twist in the tail. As Lesnar celebrated his easy win, his celebrations were interrupted by Rey Mysterious and Cain Velasquez who confronted him.It was a treat for the crowd, who were robbed of a Championship fight earlier. Velasquez took on Lesnar and got in some shots before the victor of the earlier match managed to escape. But it seems we will soon have another feud in WWE SmackDown if that intense stare between Velasquez and Lesnar is anything to go by.Also Read | WWE: Rise And Fall Of The Eras; How RAW And SmackDown Started Written Bycenter_img First Published: 5th October, 2019 14:45 IST LIVE TV WATCH US LIVE COMMENT FOLLOW USlast_img read more

Aaron Rodgers ‘easier to sack’ than most quarterbacks, says Bengals defender

first_img Falcons’ Julio Jones says he won’t hold out for new contract Taking a sack is certainly not the worst outcome on a pass play. Interceptions are worse, and Rodgers has been intercepted on only 1.5 percent of his career pass attempts, the lowest percentage in NFL history. And while it might look good for a QB to avoid a sack by scrambling for three yards, how often does Rodgers wait that extra split second to spot a receiver open downfield for a 20-yard reception?The Packers yielded 53 sacks last year, tied for third-most in the NFL, but Rodgers was hobbled by a bad knee. However, they’ve ranked in the top five in most sacks allowed three of the past four seasons.As for Lawson, he’s returning from a torn ACL suffered last season in Week 8. “Honestly, I think it’s easier to sack Aaron Rodgers than most quarterbacks,” Lawson said (via NFL Media). “He sits there, and he pats the ball. At the same time, sacking him don’t mean nothing if you don’t do it for four quarters. You know, he came back against us. So, I mean, he’s an easier quarterback for me to sack personally, because he sits there, and he probably gets eight to 10 yards in the pocket.”He’s got a great left tackle in [David Bakhtiari]. So, he just sits there, he waits, he waits, getting that read. When he gets sacked, he doesn’t get flustered. I only saw him get frustrated maybe one time when I did sack him, which was the third and a half sack that [was called off by a Bengals penalty].” Related News NFL suspends Malik McDowell after he was caught on tape wrestling cop, report sayscenter_img That may be true in Lawson’s case — he sacked the Packers quarterback 2.5 times as a rookie in the third game of the 2017 season, marking more than one quarter of his 9.5 career sacks. Aaron Rodgers is arguably one of the greatest quarterbacks of this generation, maybe ever, so to hear someone point out a potential flaw in his game is almost sacrilegious in football terms.But Bengals defensive end Carl Lawson did just that Monday on NFL Network’s “Good Morning Football,” saying the seven-time Pro Bowl quarterback is “easier” to sack than other quarterbacks.last_img read more