first_imgALEXANDER’S HOMEBRED JUST GRAZED ME RALLIES TO WIN GRADE III, $100,000 SENATOR KEN MADDY STAKES BY 1 ¼ LENGTHS UNDER FRANCOARCADIA, Calif. (Nov. 2, 2019)–Nick Alexander’s homebred Just Grazed Me rallied from off the pace to take Saturday’s first race at Santa Anita, the Grade III, $100,000 Senator Ken Maddy Stakes, by  1 ¼ lengths under Geovanni Franco. Trained by Phil D’Amato, the 4-year-old California-bred daughter of Grazen notched her third consecutive win while getting 5 ½ furlongs on turf in 1:02.94.With favored Girls Know Best and longshot Kentan Road battling for early supremacy, Just Grazed Me got a perfect stalking trip under Franco while a joint fifth heading into the far turn, advanced to third leaving the quarter pole and and accelerated through the final eighth of a mile to win as much the best.“We broke nice and she settled into a good spot,” said Franco, who has been aboard Just Grazed Me in her last four starts. “There were some really fast fillies in there today.  She just does what she does and took off on the turn. Once she pinned her ears back, there was no way they were going to catch her.”A winner of the California Distaff Handicap over the course on Oct. 12, Just Grazed Me, in her first graded stakes assignment, was off as the 5-2 second choice in a field of nine fillies and mares and paid $7.40, $4.00 and $2.80.Out of Alexander’s Cuvee mare Fairway Road, Just Grazed Me collected her third stakes win and her sixth overall win from 10 career starts. With the winner’s share of $60,000, she now has earnings of $394,332.“She’s kind of actually changed her style more and more herself,” said D’Amato.  “She’s coming from further behind with a bigger kick…She’s just finding her groove right now.  It’s really nice to see a filly develop like this and hopefully have a bright future ahead of her.”Ridden by Kent Desormeaux, Apache Princess, who was outrun early, rallied from last at the three furlong pole, had to check off heels in deep stretch and rallied to finish a good second, three quarters of a length in front of Ippodamia’s Girl.Off at 5-1, Apache Princess paid $5.20 and $4.40.Ippodamia’s Girl, who broke from the rail, made a big run at the rail late to be third by a head over Don’t Sell. Off at 23-1, Ippodamia’s Girl paid $8.40 to show.Fractions on the race were 22.71, 45.22 and 57.03.last_img read more

Spurs star Son hailed by fans for using his hands to protect mascot from rain

first_imgSON HEUNG-MIN has been hailed by fans for providing one of the most heartwarming Premier League moments of the season after he was spotted using his hands to protect a mascot from the rain.The South Korean star proved he was in a class of his own after he netted his third goal in two games as Spurs drew 1-1 at home to Sheffield United.7 Son Heung-min delighted fans by placing both hands on a mascot’s head to protect him from the rainCredit: Twitter7 The South Korean star then shared a sweet smile with the youngster before Tottenham’s draw with Sheffield UnitedCredit: TwitterBut the real stand-out moment came before the game kicked off, with Son attempting to shelter a mascot standing in front of him from the rain.As he clasps both hands over the youngster’s head to keep it dry, the lad looks up at the Tottenham winger and shares a touching smile.A beaming Son returns the gesture and fans couldn’t help but shower the former Bayer Leverkusen star with praise for his act of kindness.One supporter tweeted: “Sonny protecting his mascot from the rain. Purest soul in the world & I will not be convinced otherwise.”Another said: “Son Heung-Min covering a mascots head from the rain, what a legend. He’s got such a pure soul and is so humble!”A third added: “If there was a vote for nicest footballer in the world, pretty sure he would get it, love the man.””If your child was a mascot you’d really hope they got Son”, a fourth said.It’s been an emotional week for the South Korean captain, who was left devastated after his tackle led to Everton ace Andre Gomes suffering a broken and dislocated ankle last Sunday.Son publicly apologised for the “accident” after scoring twice in his side’s 4-0 win at Red Star Belgrade on Wednesday night.He later revealed he has sent a message to the stricken Portuguese who is recovering after undergoing surgery on his horrific injuries.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 CelticGomes suffered the sickening injury when his right leg buckled under him after he was caught by a sliding challenge from Son.The shattered Spurs striker was in tears and had to be consoled by a member of coach’s backroom team before he was shown a straight red card by referee Martin Atkinson.That sending off was later rescinded by an independent panel.77777Son Heung-min scores for Spurs vs Red Star and dedicates goal to Andre Gomes after horror injurylast_img read more

Dele ‘shocked and angry’ after ‘horrible’ robbery scare, says Spurs pal Kane

first_imgHARRY KANE has revealed Dele Alli is “shocked and angry” after speaking to his Tottenham team-mate about his “horrible” robbery scare.Alli was battered by knife-wielding robbers who burst in to his house as he played pool with his girlfriend and brother.4 Dele Alli is ‘shocked and angry’ after being robbed, says Kane4 Harry Kane revealed all about Dele Alli on Good Morning BritainThe thieves stole three watches worth £350,000 as well as other jewellery from his £2million home after evading security – with Kane now revealing Dele and his family are OK, just “shocked” and “angry”.Speaking on Good Morning Britain, Kane revealed: “So I text him after it happened and he seemed OK.”Obviously when anything like that happens I guess you’d be in a little bit of shock and I think he was a little bit angry.”But he said to me obviously the most important thing was he was OK, his family was OK, no-one was hurt or anything like that.”It’s a horrible thing to hear, especially when it’s someone close to you, one of your good friends.”But I guess it’s one of those things… it wakes you up even more to make sure you’re as secure as possible in your home, doing as much as possible to make sure things like that don’t happen again.”Dele, 24, was in a downstairs room with long-time partner Ruby Mae, his adopted brother Harry, Harry’s girlfriend and another male friend when the masked bandits burst in at 12.30am Wednesday morning.They punched the Spurs midfielder in the mouth and assaulted another man after demanding the frightened group hand over valuables.’EXTREMELY SHAKEN’One suspect then ran upstairs and ransacked several of the star’s bedrooms.A source told The Sun: “The group have all been left extremely shaken.“Dele was still awake and playing pool with the others when the raiders got into the property.“It all kicked off downstairs and Dele was punched in the mouth by one of the two masked robbers.“One of Dele’s friends tried to have a go back. He was also beaten.“After stealing two expensive watches from Dele, one of the robbers prowled the upstairs and some items of jewellery were taken.”Another source close to Dele said: “It was a terrifying ordeal to go through. The two men who broke in had knives. They grabbed items and they demanded that Dele handed stuff over.”On Wednesday night, Alli took to Twitter to reassure his followers he was OK, writing: “Thank you for all the messages. Horrible experience but we’re all okay now. Appreciate the support.”4 Dele Alli was in the house with girlfriend Ruby Mae and familyAfter the shock robbery, Alli’s pals have devised a plan to ensure the stolen watches are impossible to sell.Dele has circulated details of their makes and models – with his football-playing friends alerting their watch dealers to keep an eye out for anything suspicious.The prized pieces are a £150,000 Richard Mille 11-03, a £150,000 Patek Philippe 5980 Nautilus and a £50,000 Audemars Piguet Royal Oak chrono.A source said: “These robbers might think they have hit the jackpot stealing these watches, but they are going to face real problems cashing them in.“Footballers use a handful of dealers and none will touch a stolen watch because they know it could cause serious problems down the line.“It’s not unusual for cops in Dubai and Italy to demand to see papers for watches when passengers pass through security.“Can you imagine if a watch stolen in a violent robbery ends up on a wrist of a player who then gets arrested?“Dele is well connected through the England squad and knows players in Manchester, Newcastle, Liverpool and London where all the main dealers are.“These dealers know if they accidentally bought any watch that turned out to be one of Dele’s, then they would never sell to a footballer again.”4 Kane contacted Dele after learning of the horror robberyMORE SPURS STORIESHARRY 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 summerYOU KAN DO ITKlinsmann quit Spurs to win trophies but says Kane’s better off stayingTURBULENT PAIRINGDrogba and Mido had mid-flight brawl after stewardess prank went wrongGossipSPURRED ONTottenham table contract offer for Bayern Munich’s teenage starlet Taylor BoothExclusivePASS THE TESTEngland’s NRL-based stars urge bosses to make room for a Test this yearMeanwhile, Kane went on to have his say on the proposed return of Premier League football – saying players just want to see a plan.He said: “We want to see how the Premier League give us a plan, and what that looks like and we’ll go from there.”Personally, I’m happy to start training in small groups if we are allowed and try and get back to some normality as soon as possible.”Every player’s different and everyone has there own point of view.”Kane has also generously offered to sponsor Leyton Orient’s kits for the 2020-21 season with shirts to pay thanks to coronavirus frontline workers.Ex-top cop explains why high profile footballers like Dele Alli are likely targets for violent criminalslast_img read more

WADA keeps thyroid medication off banned-substances list

first_imgAfter reports that a number of athletes coached by former Boston and New York Marathon winner Alberto Salazar use the medication, the British anti-doping agency and others asked WADA to consider putting it on its banned-substance list.But when the list came out last week, that medicine wasn’t on it.Olivier Rabin, the science director at WADA, said Wednesday that because the medicine stops the body from producing its own hormones once they reach a certain level, there’s no scientific reason to believe it enhances performance.He called athletes using thyroid medicine an example of the “medicalization of sports.””That’s a reality,” Rabin said. “But our job is to draw a line between what is doping and what is not doping.”The U.S. Anti-Doping Agency is investigating Salazar, who has been accused of skirting anti-doping rules while training some of his athletes.Among the allegations leveled against Salazar in a story this summer by ProPublica and the BBC was that he told his athletes to get prescriptions for thyroid medication before they started training with him at the Nike Oregon Project.Among those using the medicine were Galen Rupp, the 2012 Olympic silver medalist at 10,000 meters. In an open letter defending his program, Salazar said Rupp is one of five athletes — out of 55 he has coached — who have been diagnosed with thyroid disease.Thyroid medication is sometimes used to control weight or act as a stimulant. Data from the American Thyroid Association website said more than 12 percent of the U.S. population will develop a thyroid condition during their lifetime. It said women are between five and eight times more likely to develop a condition than men.The WADA banned list is reviewed every year, and it’s possible the status of thyroid medication could change.”I tend to be prudent because science tends to evolve,” said WADA chief operating officer Olivier Niggli. “I’m always suspicious when so many of them are using it. So, if they do use it, what benefit do they find? But we have to rely on science. Today, science is telling us, ‘No, we don’t think it works.’ But I think we’re going to stay awake on this subject.”last_img read more

POMRFL to play curtain raiser for Hunters and Digicel Cup matches

first_imgThe two sides play in men’s U20 division of the SP Port Moresby Rugby Football League (POMRFL) competition and will have the opportunity to showcase their skills in front of what is expected to be sell-out crowd at the NFS.The curtain raiser will kick off at 4:40pm.On Sunday, another U20 fixture between the Dobo Warriors and the Kone Storms will play the curtain raiser to the official opening match of the 2016 Digicel Cup at the NFS.This game kicks off 1:00pm before the PRK Gulf Isapeas and SNS Port Moresby Vipers do battle at 3pm.Meanwhile, all other round 4 POMRFL games in the U20 men’s, women’s and A grade men’s will go ahead as scheduled.Games will start today at 1pm and will run through to Sunday. Games will be played at Oval two at the NFS and the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium.last_img read more

Star hails new venue for Rio 2016 Paralympic Games

first_img“For me the Paralympic Games start now”. These were the words of Maciel Santos, a boccia gold medallist at the London 2012 Paralympic Games, during the inauguration of the venue that will host his sport at Rio 2016. Carioca Arena 2, which will also stage judo and wrestling during the Olympic Games, was unveiled on Saturday (14 May) in Barra Olympic Park.Santos, who won gold in the individual BC2 category in London, and will compete at the new arena in September, has already started to envisage stepping out in front of a home crowd. “You see yourself, the court, the crowd, your relatives, the Brazilian fans. It will be like how we saw in London. I hope the Brazilian public really gets behind this Paralympic sport.”Olympic champion Sarah Menezes was also excited by the opening of the new arena. “To see everything ready like this is even more motivation. It’s a sign that it’s nearly here, it’s close,” said the gold medallist in the -48kg class at London 2012. “It’s good to know that everything is on track, that the structural things are being sorted.”The keys to the new venue were handed over from Rio mayor Eduardo Paes to Rio 2016 President Carlos Nuzman. Also present was Christope Dubi, the International Olympic Committee’s sports director, and Brazil’s new sports minister Leonardo Picciani, on his first official engagement. Dubi was full of praise for the new venue, saying: “When you see an arena like this, everyone (involved) should be proud and I hope they are.”After the Games, Carioca Arena 2 will become a training facility for weightlifting, wrestling, badminton, fencing, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline gymnastics and table tennis. It will comprise part of the Olympic Training Centre, the main sporting legacy of the Rio 2016 Games.last_img read more

Marcelo and Lucas, reinforcements for Zidane to start 2020

first_img2020 comes with good news in the form of reinforcements for Zidane. Marcelo and Lucas Vázquez, who on December 31 were part of the session with their classmates, trained on January 1 at the same rate as the rest of the group for the first time since they were injured. Both, therefore, are fit for the Saturday, against Getafe (16:00 hours, Movistar LaLiga). 17 Last December 5 it was learned that Marcelo suffered a muscle injury that made him doubt for the Classic of December 18, which he finally did not reach. After missing five matches, you will return to the list in the Coliseum. From Luke, on the other hand, it was learned on November 21 that the fall of a weight left him out of play for the final stretch of 2019. His initial goal was to be for Camp Nou, but after not getting it he did not appear against Athletic either, adding eight consecutive absences.center_img Otherwise, The first training of the year consisted of physical and ball-warming exercises, followed by possession and pressure work, and a small partisan field. They did not participate in this routine, before which Florentino Pérez greeted the players, the injured, Asensio and Hazard. Zidane will not be able to count on them or the sanctioned Ramos on Saturday, when he will really start this demanding month with six games and the Spanish Super Cup in Arabia.last_img read more

The pioneers of the Eva Duarte Cup

first_imgThe RFEF president Armando Muñoz assumed the organization. In fact, there are documents that prove the direct connection of the RFEF, as evidenced by different articles made by CIHEFE, such as a study by historian Javier Sánchez.That RFEF participation would give official title and what would differentiate him from other Super Cup matches. For example, in 1940 they faced Espanyol (Cup champion) and Atlético Aviacion (League champion) in the so-called Spanish Champions Cup, although this match was friendly. Another tournament with similarities to the Super Cup was the Gold Cup Argentina, which faced Barcelona and Athletic in 1945, which came from winning the League and the Cup. But unlike the Eva Duarte Cup, this tournament was sponsored only by the Catalan Federation and not by the RFEF. Valencia and Real Madrid premiere the new format of the Spanish Super Cup as in his day, specifically on June 13, 1948, were also the pioneers in disputing the first of the seven editions of the Eva Duarte Cup, the “official precedent” of the Super Cup, as cataloged to the tournament in an article published in 2015 on the website of the RFEF.Despite such official rank, in the winners of their respective official websites, only said tournament include Barcelona and Athletic, not so the other three clubs that were champions: Real Madrid, Athletic Y Valencia (Although in the official book of the Centenary of Valencia the achievement of the Eva Duarte Cup that he won in 1949 is reported).The Eva Duarte Cup was the idea of ​​the Argentine ambassador to Spain, Dr. Pedro J. Radío, as a tribute to the wife of the president of the Argentine Republic, a country that supplied Spain with basic products in the postwar period, in an era of international isolation from the Franco regime. In their first edition they faced the Champions League (Valencia) and Copa (Real Madrid) of 46/47. It was played in Chamartín and Madrid won in extra time (3-1).last_img read more

Baroni, the intermediary: “I charge my commissions, but that has no relation to wages”

first_imgLast night, ‘El Larguero’ of the Cadena SER issued new audios related to this case and presented in the complaint that the RFEF has raised to the Anti-Corruption Prosecutor’s Office and that LaLiga is also investigating, as this body admitted in an informative note published yesterday Monday. In them Advíncula was heard asking not to alarm the intermediary Ronald Baroni. “Try not to say anything to him. He thinks everything is fine, I want him to keep thinking that everything is fine, you understand me? As he thinks everything is fine, he will pay me “, said the defense. New testimonies appear every day about the ‘Advíncula Case’. Now has been Ronald Baroni who He has taken a step forward. The Peruvian former player and representative wanted to deny any connection with the alleged irregularities in the payments to the side of the Ray. “I am oblivious to any situation that is not logical. Yes I took Luis al RayoIt was very nice to see him go to Spain, Then I did not intervene in any other operation. I did my intermediary function and nothing else. When I do an operation, I charge my commission, but that has nothing to do with wages. I charged the operation and period, each theme went ahead, “Baroni explained in the program ‘Negrini knows it’ of Radio Ovación. His name jumped to the forefront when the complaint to Rayo was known, on behalf of Advíncula, before the RFEF and LaLiga. In this it was pointed out that a part of the player’s salary was paid in Panama and through Baroni. Something that he uncheck himself, pointing in another direction in this whole matter: “I think that unfortunately in the world in which we are today agents and intermediaries there is much evil. Surely there are people behind wanting to take some project or business to Luis and he has tried to harm everyone. By my side, I am more than calm. I have no problem with anything. Luis is a great professional, he is happy in Rayo and that’s what I know. “last_img read more

Dominic Thiem goes to quarters in Rio after beating Munar

first_imgThe Austrian tennis participant Dominic Thiem, fourth finest in the world and favourite for the Rio de Janeiro Open, the one ATP 500 in South America, superior this Thursday to event quarterfinals Brazilian when imposed on Spanish Jaume Munar 6-7 (5-7), 6-Three and 6-4 in a tough duel of two hours and 41 minutes.Thiem, champion of the Open of Rio in 2017, that this month was finalist on the Australian Open and ready for the 500 champion factors in Brazil to displace from third place in the world rating to Roger Federerhad extra difficulties than anticipated to affirm your favourite place earlier than Munar (99 ATP), which shocked to beat the primary sleeve in the tiebreaker.The Austrian now he’ll outline a quota on Friday semifinals with the italian Gianluca Mager (128 ATP), which beat this thursday 6-Three and 7-6 (7-5) to Portuguese Joao Domingues (169 ATP) and certified for the primary time in his profession a quarter-final of an ATP event.The first sleeve, which prolonged throughout one hour and 5 minutes, was completely even and every participant confirmed his service till 6-6, though Thiem scored three ‘aces’ towards none of Munar, who benefited from the 4 double fouls of the Austrian. In a thrilling tiebreakerMunar got here to open a distinction from 3-1, however allowed the response of Thiem, who traced up to 4-3. Nonetheless, the Spanish additionally reacted and ended up prevailing in the tie break by 7-5 and preserving the set 7-6. Within the second sleeve the Spanish He began significantly better and, after confirming his first service, broke the primary of the Austrian after a really lengthy recreation in which each abused crossed and encompassed balls, to open a 2-Zero benefit. Thiem reacted instantly and responded with the identical forex and, a lot quicker, broke the following two companies of the participant of Santañí, whereas confirming his personal for open a 4-2 lead, that he saved till definitive 6-3.Within the third and last set, the 2 have been confirming their companies till sixth recreation, when the Austrianor broke the service of an evidently extra drained Munar and opened a 4-2 benefit. However the Spaniard responded instantly and managed to match 4-4. The Austrian outlined the sport in the tenth and last recreation of the third spherical by breaking once more the service of Munar and hold the set 6-4.This was the third victory from Thiem in three video games towards Munar, which had already defeated twice in Barcelona (2018 and 2019), each by two units to zero. In Rio, nonetheless, the Spaniard managed to beat him for the primary time in a set.High favourite to the title reached eighths last after having imposed on Tuesday 6-2, 4-6 and 6-1 to bfrom Felipe Meligeni (341 ATP) regardless of the discomfort in his left knee that pressured him to search medical consideration.Munar, in the meantime, superior to eighth thanks to a simple victory by 7-5 and 6-4 about italian Salvatore Caruso (97 ATP). The Spaniard, who final 12 months reached the quarterfinals on the Rio Open, mentioned goodbye to the Brazilian competitors in the second spherical, as occurred this 12 months on the Australian, Adelaide and Cordoba openings.last_img read more