The team will travel to the Algarve on Sunday, February 25th and will return on Thursday, March 8th.During their stay, they will play three fixtures, Kerkdijk will be looking to add to her fixture tally for her national side.Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Danique on selection.
The Bossier Lady Kats won the Doyline tournament with a 57-53 victory Saturday over Minden.It was the Lady Kats’ third tournament title of the season. The Lady Kats also won the Green Oaks Thanksgiving Classic and the Bossier Lady Kats Invitational.Tia Walker and Destiny Thomas led the Lady Kats against Minden with 20 and 18 points, respectively. Brittany Wallace scored 10 points and grabbed nine rebounds. Strawberry Batton led Minden with 19 points.Bossier routed North DeSoto 52-18 in the semifinals. Elsewhere, Benton finished fourth in the eight-team Trak-I Background Screening Benton Lady Tigers Tournament.The Lady Tigers had a great start and finish but a rough middle in a 53-46 loss to Southwood.Benton led 21-6 after the first quarter, but the Lady Cowboys used strong man-to-man defense to cut the deficit to two at the half. Southwood took the lead early in the third quarter and led 40-29 going into the fourth. But the Lady Tigers came back strong behind full-court pressure and got within one with just less than a minute to play. Southwood took advantage of an intentional foul call against Benton to pull away at the end.Brandy Harris had a big game, leading the Lady Tigers with 27 points. Emily Ward added 10. Southwood’s Jaiylan Brown scored a game-high 29.Airline took fifth with a 35-25 victory over Parkway. Makayla Bendaw and Tyra Kidd topped Airline with nine points each. Parkway’s Chelsea Randle led all scorers with 15.Red River won the tournament 77-43 over West Ouachita behind a tremendous performance from LaKeya Lewis. Lewis hit nine 3-pointers and scored 41 points and the Lady Bulldogs improved to 12-0.In the final group play games earlier Saturday, Southwood defeated Airline 39-26, West Ouachita rolled past Simsboro 51-18, Benton downed Parkway 39-24 and Red River defeated Northwood 58-13.Kidd led Airline against Southwood with nine points.Harris scored 12 and Ward nine for Benton against Parkway. Brianna Lyle led the Lady Panthers with nine.— Russell Hedges, [email protected] Expat InsuranceExpat Living in Hong Kong without Health Insurance?Top Expat Insurance|SponsoredSponsoredUndoNews gadgetThis watch takes the whole country by storm! it’s price? Ridiculous!News gadget|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Secret Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unblock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoPerfect-Dating.comAre You Ready to Meet Cool Guys in Tung Chung?Perfect-Dating.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndoTheTopFiveVPNThe Trick Netflix Doesn’t Want You To Know To Unlock RestrictionsTheTopFiveVPN|SponsoredSponsoredUndoCelebsland.com9 Celebrity Before-And-After Plastic Surgery DisastersCelebsland.com|SponsoredSponsoredUndo
Darren O’Day’s escape act and clutch hitting from Caleb Joseph and Manny Machado provided the Orioles their biggest win of the season on Saturday, but a familiar question was being asked after the game.What’s next for 24-year-old pitcher Kevin Gausman?Activated from the 15-day disabled list to make his first start of the season, Gausman was far from Walter Johnson against Toronto, but it was good seeing the right-hander on the hill once again. Struggling to command his pitches through five innings, Gausman was fortunate that several balls squared up by Blue Jays batters were hit right at his fielders, but his ability to keep the Orioles in the game eventually led to their first win at Rogers Centre in five tries this season.Despite throwing first-pitch strikes to only 11 of the 21 hitters he faced and inducing only seven swinging strikes, Gausman allowed two earned runs and four hits while walking one and striking out one while facing the top run-producing offense in the majors.With Wei-Yin Chen and Miguel Gonzalez both expected to return this coming week, it appears Gausman will again be squeezed out of the starting rotation for the time being. Many have clamored for Bud Norris to be sent to the bullpen, but it’s unlikely to happen right now with the right-hander posting a solid 3.78 ERA in his three starts since returning from the DL. Chris Tillman has been the other starter in question with a 5.58 ERA entering Sunday, but his track record over the previous three seasons likely gives the Opening Day starter a little longer leash.What shouldn’t happen with Gausman is a return to the Orioles bullpen where he developed shoulder tendinitis after receiving sporadic work to begin the season. The idea of a shortened-up Gausman is fine at the end of the season like we witnessed last October, but it’s shortsighted with more than three months to go in the regular season and two question marks in the current rotation.It wouldn’t be the worst idea to have Gausman on call at Norfolk with Tillman and Norris being put on notice in the meantime. And the best thing they could do from a health standpoint would be to allow the 2012 first-round pick to remain in a starting routine.To be clear, Gausman isn’t a finished product as anyone who has watched him closely agrees he needs to improve his secondary stuff. His split-changeup is a devastating pitch when he commands it — he couldn’t against the Blue Jays on Saturday — but he must continue to work on his curveball, a pitch he began throwing this spring for the first time since college.The good news is his curve looked better against Toronto than his slider ever did in his first two seasons, but the breaking pitch remains a work in progress. And it’s something he should harness as a starter with the Tides if he isn’t taking the ball every fifth day for Buck Showalter.As talented as Gausman is, the Orioles certainly haven’t made things easy on him as he’s ping-ponged between Triple A and the majors since May 2013. Even Saturday’s start in which he threw 91 pitches came on short rest and after he had only thrown a maximum of 61 pitches in any of his three rehab outings earlier this month.You’d like to see what the kid could do if he’s simply left alone to pitch every five days, but we know how Dan Duquette and Showalter look for every possible edge in micromanaging the 25-man roster.Though far from his best day, it was good seeing Gausman in a starting role on Saturday.It needs to stay that way, even if that means his latest trip down to Norfolk.
Apparent eyewitness accounts of Eben Etzebeth’s unruly behaviour in Langebaan continue to pile up.The Weekend Argus on Saturday quoted a resident from the Western Cape town who was present at the local yacht club when the Springbok lock and his party clashed with other patrons, saying he was “already drunk and aggressive”.The anonymous individual’s recollection of events seems to be consistent with previous reports, which allege the row erupted when a coloured club member asked one of Etzebeth’s friends to remove his cap.“The club’s rules state that you are not allowed to wear a cap inside the facility. Also, it is against the rules for a non-member to enter the club without being accompanied by a member. Eben and his friends are not members of the club,” the person told the publication.“They were rude and were swearing at the coloured members. They were displaying macho behaviour. They approached the coloured members and that’s when the drama started.”The Argus also stated it was in possession of footage of the alleged incident, where a man is seen demanding an apology from another individual, whose face is unclear.Netwerk24 had earlier in the week reported that the Human Right Commission (HRC) would visit the yacht club to obtain “new video evidence that came to light”.The HRC on Friday filed four applications in the Hopefield Magistrate’s Court, with the two complainants – Enver Wilsenach and Siyaad Smith – each seeking R1 million compensation for alleged assault against them.Etzebeth has ten days to file an answering affidavit.The HRC also said the magistrate would need to rule on whether the Equality Court is the appropriate forum to try the case.Four criminal charges are also being investigated against Etzebeth, though the National Prosecuting Authority in the Western Cape earlier confirmed that they had sent the docket back to the police for further investigation.This relates to an alleged incident that occurred later that night at a popular drinking hole in the town.(Compiled by Heinz Schenk)For more sport your way, download The Citizen’s app for iOS and Android.
Derrick Ramsey (Courtesy Photo)FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) _ Kentucky’s Republican governor has appointed former NFL player Derrick Ramsey as secretary of the Education and Workforce Development Cabinet.Gov. Matt Bevin announced the appointment in a news release on Tuesday. Ramsey will replace former Secretary Hal Heiner, who resigned last month to be appointed to the state Board of Education.Ramsey has been secretary of the Labor Cabinet under Bevin. He was a deputy commerce secretary under former Republican Gov. Ernie Fletcher and a former athletic director for Kentucky State University and Coppin State University.Ramsey was the first Black starting quarterback for the University of Kentucky football team. He played in the NFL for nine seasons as a tight end. He won the Super Bowl with the Oakland Raiders in the 1980 season.