Cyr Signs three for 2008 Season

first_img Share Cyr Signs three for 2008 Season June 18, 2007PENSACOLA, Fla. – After leading West Florida to their 13th consecutive appearance in the Gulf South Conference Tournament, head coach Tami Cyr has announced three incoming student-athletes for the 2008 softball season.Sarah Hinsley will begin her softball career at West Florida after signing a national letter of intent. Hinsley played at Niceville High School for head coach Danny Hensley. At West Florida she will play at third base and the outfield.Cyr will also bring in two NCAA Division I transfers. Sophomore Jillian LaFrance will come to Pensacola after one season at Charleston Southern University in Charleston, S.C. LaFrance, who was named to the 2007 Big South Conference All-Tournament team, posted a 7-15 record with a team-low 3.11 earned run average this past season. She also led the team with 88 strikeouts and 16 complete games. At the plate, LaFrance hit a team-high five home runs while adding 12 RBI. The Calgary, Alberta, Canada native was also recently named to the 2007 Canadian Junior National Team.Caurie Miller will play shortstop for the Argonauts after a two-year stint at Troy University. As a freshman in 2005, Miller batted .211 with seven home runs and 22 RBI. The following season, she batted .255 with three home runs and 19 RBI. Prior to Troy, Miller was an all-state selection at Boone High School in Orlando, FlaPrint Friendly Versionlast_img read more

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Cricket News Hima Das wins sixth gold, wins 300m race in Czech Republic event

first_imgHima Das did not finish in Asian Athletics Championship due to a back issue.Hima Das has won six gold medals in European events.Mohammad Anas is the national record holder.  New Delhi: Top Indian sprinters Hima Das and Mohammad Anas won a gold each in women’s and men’s 300m races respectively at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter event in Czech Republic. This was Hima’s sixth gold in European races since July 2 though the field in most of them has been mediocre. Her last win was on July 20 when she clinched a gold in her pet 400m event at Nove Mesto in Czech Republic. “Finished on the top in 300 m in the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 today in Czech Republic,” Hima tweeted after winning the race on Saturday.  Anas, on the other hand, won the men’s 300m race in 32.41 seconds. “Glad to have won the Gold in men’s 300m at the Athleticky Mitink Reiter 2019 in Czech Republic in a timing of 32.41 secs,” he tweeted. National record holder Anas has already qualified for 400m event for the World Championships to be held in Doha in September-October while Hima is yet to achieve it. Das extended her sensational run by claiming her fifth gold as she returned to her pet 400m competition with a season-best time of 52.09s, in Nove Mesto on Saturday. The timing is slower than her personal best of 50.79 seconds, which she managed at the Jakarta Asian Games and she also narrowly missed out on the World Championships qualifying mark of 51.80.However, it was better than the timing of 52.88 seconds, which she managed earlier in the season. It was Hima’s fifth gold medal since July 2 when she ran her first competitive race in Europe. In her first competitive 200m race of the year, she clocked 23.65 seconds on her way to gold at the Poznan Athletics Grand Prix in Poland on July 2.After that, she won her second 200m gold at the Kutno Athletics Meet, also in Poland, on July 7 with a time of 23.97 seconds. On July 13, she won her third 200m gold at the Kladno Athletics Meet in Czech Republic with a time of 23.43 while her fourth gold came at the Tabor Athletics Meet in the same country on Wednesday.It was first competition in 400m for the 19-year-old from Assam, fondly called the ‘Dhing Express’, since she struggled to finish the Asian Athletics Championship in April this year because of a back issue. highlightscenter_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps.last_img read more

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Australian Open: Serena Beats Venus, Sets Grand Slam Record

first_imgSerena Williams beat sister Venus in straight sets to win her seventh Australian Open and an Open-era record 23rd Grand Slam singles title. Serena, 35, won 6-4 6-4 to pass Steffi Graf in the all-time list of major winners since the Grand Slams accepted professional players in 1968. The American regains the number one ranking from German Angelique Kerber.Australia’s Margaret Court, with 24, is the only player still ahead of Serena in terms of Grand Slam singles titles.“Congratulations Serena on number 23,” said Venus, who at 36 is the oldest Australian Open finalist in the Open era. “I have been right there with you, some of them I lost right there against you. It’s been an awesome win. “I’m enormously proud of you, you mean the world to me. I, God willing, would love to come back. Thank you for all the love.”Serena paid tribute to her sister, who was playing her first major final for eight years, saying: “There’s no way I would be at 23 without her. There’s no way I’d be at one without her. She’s my inspiration. She’s the only reason I’m standing here today. She’s the only reason the Williams sisters exist. Thank you for inspiring me. Every time you won this week, I felt like I got a win too.”Serena went into the match as a strong favourite, but the tension was apparent as early as the third game when she smashed a racquet in frustration, receiving a code violation.She had broken serve in the first and third games only to hand the advantage straight back each time, three double faults inexplicably littering a desperate game for 2-2.It was clear the six-time champion was struggling to settle, with 13 unforced errors in the opening five games, while elder sister Venus kept her under pressure with some deep hitting. The decisive move of the set came with a superb drop volley followed by a thumping forehand winner from Serena to break for 4-3, and this time she managed to consolidate on serve.In contrast to the opening stages, the following nine games went with serve – Venus recovering superbly from 0-40 early in the second set – but it was Serena who was creating the chances.She finally capitalised on her sixth break point of the set with a brilliant return to lead 4-3 and followed it up with her best service game of the match for 5-3.The crowd on Rod Laver Arena had been backing Venus from the beginning as she tried to win a first major title for eight years, and all the more so as defeat loomed and she appeared to struggle physically.There was a huge cheer when she held serve to force her sister to serve out the match, but Serena recovered from 15-30 to earn match point and fell back on the court in celebration as her sister sent the ball floating wide.‘I enjoy seeing Williams on the trophy’Yesterday’s final was the 28th instalment of the sisters’ on-court rivarly, which began at the Australian Open back in 1998, with Serena now 17-11 ahead and 7-2 up in Grand Slam finals.Venus, who turned professional in 1994 and has won five Wimbledon and two US Open titles, insisted she was not too disappointed after reaching her first major final since 2009.“No, because I guess I’ve been here before, “she said. “I really enjoy seeing the name ‘Williams’ on the trophy. This is a beautiful thing.”Share this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegramlast_img read more

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