first_imgJOCKEY QUOTESABEL CEDILLO, WOUND TIGHT, WINNER: “This horse is very strong on the lead. There was no pace, so he was tough on the lead. He never got tired. We came back in front of the grandstand and he still wanted to run.”TRAINER QUOTESGERARDO MORALES, ASSISTANT TO BOB HESS JR., WOUND TIGHT, WINNER: “The race set up perfect. The horse likes to run on the front end. I was a little concerned about going a mile and an eighth, that it was too far for him, but he definitely got the job done. I’m really happy with him. When I saw the fractions I said, ‘We have a big chance,’ and when they turned for home I knew it was all over.”MATT NELSON OWNER/BREEDER, WOUND TIGHT, WINNER: “I thought it was going to be a little bit closer than that. It’s a long process and a win makes it all worthwhile.“Bob (Hess, Jr.) must have given Abel some great advice because he rode him excellent.“It is beautiful here at Santa Anita, I grew up a few streets north from the track and this has been a fantastic place to watch races.“Bob controls all the shots so well let him make the call on where we go next.”NOTES: Hess was in Florida. Morales, 58, has been with Hess 35 years. Matt Nelson is the winning owner/breeder.last_img read more

Federer: Kyrgios no chance of winning Australian Open

first_imgFederer, who has claimed four Australian Open titles himself, believes Kyrgios isn’t experienced enough to go the full length.”To win, he drops, in my humble opinion,” Federer told Fairfax Media. ”To do anything, yes, first week no problem, but to go all the way it’s a long way, and he’s never been into a semis before, so first he has to prove to the world and himself that he can make the semis.”So for me to start talking about him winning the tournament, Lleyton [Hewitt] never did it, and he was two times world No.1 at the end of the year.”So I know [Kyrgios] has got a big game, but he has to beat four, five amazing players. Can he do that right now? I’m not sure.”He can beat them, but not back to back to back to back to back, maybe. But I’m happy if he proves me wrong.”Kyrgios is in the same half of the draw as world number one Andy Murray, former Australian Open winner Stan Wawrinka and the 17th ranked Roger Federer.”I think he’s going to be tough to beat here. I think this court plays very well for him,” Federer said of Kyrgios.”It’s not a great start to the year for him in some ways because of his knee, he was a bit on and off, and best-of-five again, different story.”Two weeks, it’s a long one, and he knows that.”So I think it’s gonna be a tough one, but I hope he can play a good year, virtually injury free this year. For me that would be exciting to see how would he do then?”last_img read more

Fort St. John Huskies entering unfriendly territory for game 5

first_imgThe Huskies enter Wednesday’s game down 3-1 in the best-of-seven series and now find themselves in a must win situation for the remainder of the season.The Huskies should enter tonight’s game five with confidence, as they are coming off an emphatic home win, where the pups absolutely dominated every aspect of Sunday’s game.However, it won’t be an easy task for the Huskies, as Peace River has only suffered three losses on home ice the entire season.- Advertisement -For Huskies fans unable to make the journey to Peace River, Moose FM will be broadcasting the game live. The puck is scheduled to drop at 8:30 p.m., with the Moose FM pre-game show beginning at 8:15.To tune into the live action, visit Moose FM.last_img read more

Spurs want Man United star, ex-Arsenal man to Everton, Liverpool eye Serie A ace

first_img RANKED IN DEMAND Eric Bailly has struggled for Man United this season, but could Spurs give him a chance to prove himself? The biggest market value losers in 2019, including Bale and ex-Liverpool star Arsenal transfer news LIVE: Ndidi bid, targets named, Ozil is ‘skiving little git’ 3 moving on 3 LATEST Top nine Premier League free transfers of the decade Where every Premier League club needs to strengthen in January Cavani ‘agrees’ to join new club and will complete free transfer next summer Transfer gossip on talkSPORT.com Kevin De Bruyne ‘loves Man City and wants to keep winning’, reveals father Manchester United have made a “dizzying offer” for Atletico Madrid and France defender Lucas Hernandez, according to reports in Spain. The 22-year-old has a buyout clause of €80million (£70m). (Marca)The Red Devils also want to hold new contract talks with Juan Mata this month, with the 30-year-old one of a number of Red Devils players who are out of contract in the summer. (The Sun)Everton are considering a shock move for ex-Arsenal and Man City midfielder Samir Nasri, 31, whose doping ban ends next month. (Daily Mail)Former Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger could be set for a stunning return to football as director of football at Paris Saint-Germain – FULL STORY targets Take a look as talkSPORT.com rounds up all the biggest news and rumours from Friday’s papers and online… Nasri could be set for a return to the Premier League with Everton Tony Cascarino backs Everton to sign two strikers for Carlo Ancelotti Tottenham are aiming to make amends for their barren summer by targeting a number of signings in January, with Manchester United centre-back Eric Bailly among their top targets. (Daily Express)Spurs are also interested in Beijing Guoan forward Cedric Bakambu. The 27-year-old has scored 19 goals since joining the Chinese side from Villarreal in a £35million deal in  February – FULL STORYTottenham scouts have also identified Fiorentina and Serbia defender Nikola Milenkovic, 20, as a target for the upcoming transfer window. (Daily Mirror) LIVING THE DREAM Liverpool and Juventus are among the clubs monitoring 24-year-old Napoli midfielder Piotr Zielinski amid rumours he has fallen out with the Italian club. (Calciomercato)Barcelona have already begun the process of signing Ajax’s Netherlands defender Matthijs de Ligt, 19, who has previously been linked with Tottenham. (Mundo Deportivo)Arsenal and Manchester City are set to miss out on 21-year-old Turkey winger Cengiz Under, who is set to sign a new contract at Roma. (Calciomercato) targets 3 REVEALED Man United joined by three other clubs in race for Erling Haaland Latest talkSPORT.com exclusives and football headlines:EXCLUSIVE – Dean Smith and John Terry can lead Aston Villa to promotion THIS SEASON, says former Villans goalkeeper Mark BosnichEXCLUSIVE – Doug Ellis tribute: ‘He loved us players like sons’ – Dean Saunders shares favourite stories about late Aston Villa chairmanLiverpool starlet Ryan Kent willing to complete permanent Rangers transferEden Hazard latest: Chelsea star appears to rule out January move to Real MadridToffees striker Oumar Niasse set to be offer escape route by Turkish giants Galatasaraylast_img read more


first_imgWilliam: On a winning streak….DONEGAL dad William McElchar is €33,000 richer tonight after scooping the cash on TV’s Winning Streak.The Castlefin livestock haulage driver didn’t get to spin the wheel.But the father of four’s wife Jacqueline – a published author – did get to promote her new book. Show host Marty Whelan was keen to give her a plug.“And your wife is a published author,” he said, as Jacqueline held up a copy of her book ‘My Heart’s Blood’.My Heart’s Blood is her debut novel and has been causing waves of queries and is setting the imaginations of people in her hometown of Convoy alight.Her tale of missing Nazi diaries and hidden identities set in the fictional village of Milltown, Donegal has got the villagers tongues wagging about where she has got her gripping plot from. Now her book has got national television coverage, it could see more copies flying off the shelf.William also told host Marty about getting a 1960s vintage tractor as a present; he just has to fix up it up first.The Donegal man won €10,000 in the first round of the TV gameshow, failing to go higher in the ‘Trap Door’ game, his luck running out at the first time of asking.And he had no luck either in the next game as he was the only one of the five contestants not to get it right on the High/Low/Share game.However the other four won €110,00 – and split five ways, gave William another €22,000! He added another €1,000 in the next round, but missed out on Spinning the Wheel for a million euro.But the whole family are on the way their home tonight – very happy!Jacqueline and their three daughters on the showDONEGAL MAN WINS €33,000 ON WINNING STREAK – AND A FREE PLUG FOR HIS WIFE’S BOOK! was last modified: January 26th, 2014 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:castlefindonegalHaulageLiffordMy Heart’s BloodRTEWinning Streaklast_img read more

Gazelles to depart for World Cup Qualifiers on Wednesday

first_imgThe Gazelles and some FUBA officials at Lugogo on Tuesday. (Photos by Shaban Lubega).LUGOGO – The Uganda Women’s National team, the Gazelles will depart the country for Puerto Rico on Wednesday night ahead of the 3*3 World Cup qualifiers.The team was flagged off at Lugogo on Tuesday, April 30th, in the afternoon.They have been undergoing training and the girls are confident about raising the nation’s flag high when they take on the other teams at the tournament.The Gazelles are in Pool A alongside Estonia, Australia and the hosts Puerto Rico while Pool B comprises of Brazil, Spain, New Zealand and Mali.The Ugandan side will need to finish among the top 3 teams to qualify for the FIBA 3×3 World Cup which is due to take place from June 18-23, 2019 in Netherlands.Below is the travelling contingentClaire Lamunu,Ritah ImanishimweAgeno Sarah JulietJamila NansikombiNasser Serunjogi (Head of Delegation)Nicholas Natuhereza (Coach)What You Need To Know About The 3*3 World CupThe FIBA 3×3 World Cup is the primary tournament for 3*3 basketball organized by FIBA.The debut of the tournament then named as the FIBA 3×3 World Championship was held in August 2012 in Athens, Greece.The current champions are Serbia in the men’s division and Italy in the women’s division.There are two events in the tournament; one for men and another for women. Each team has 4 players (3 on court, 1 bench).In the first edition, there was a mixed event where each team composed of 2 men and 2 women. The match is played on a half court and every rule applies as well as a 12-second shot clock and clearance needed on a new possession. 3*3 basketball received Olympic status in 2017.The RulesFIBA releases from time-to-time a 3×3 supplement to its official basketball rules. The rules state that regular FIBA rules apply to all situations not specifically addressed in the FIBA 3×3 rules. The current set, both in an abbreviated version and longer format, has been published in early 2016 and a video has been posted on YouTube.Under the 2016 rules, the departures from regular full-court basketball are as follows:-Each team consists of three players and one substitute.-The game is played on a half-court, with one basket.-A dedicated ball is used for all competitions, whether for men, women, or mixed-sex teams. Its circumference is that of the size 6 basketball (circumference of 727–734 mm/28.5–29.0 in) used in the full-court women’s game, but its weight is that of the size 7 ball (567–650 g/20.0–22.9 oz) used in the full-court men’s game.-A jump ball is not used to start the game. Instead, a coin toss is held immediately before the game. The winning team can choose to take possession of the ball at the start of the game, or take the first possession of a potential overtime period.-There are no jump balls at any time in the game; neither is there an alternating possession rule. In any held ball situation, the defensive team is granted possession.-Every successful shot inside the arc is awarded one point, while every successful shot behind the arc is awarded two points.-The game is a single period of 10 minutes with sudden death at 21 points. The winner is the first team to score 21 or the team with the highest score at the end of the 10 minutes. A tie in regulation leads to an untimed overtime period, which is won by the first team to score two points in overtime. Note that if a game is tied at 20 at the end of regulation, reaching 21 does not end the games.-Game play starts with the defensive team exchanging the ball with the offensive team behind the arc. This exchange is also used to restart the game from any dead ball situation. If a foul is committed that results in the non-fouling team retaining possession — i.e., a technical or “unsportsmanlike” foul (the latter essentially the same as the “flagrant foul” of North American rule sets) — the non-fouling team will receive the exchange.-A 12-second shot clock is used.-If the defense gains possession of the ball within the arc, by a steal, a block or a rebound, the team must move the ball behind the arc before being allowed to take a shot.-After a made goal or free throw (except for technical or unsportsmanlike fouls and team fouls 10 or more), play restarts with a player from the non-scoring team taking the ball directly under the basket and then dribbling or passing it to a point behind the arc. The defense is not allowed to play for the ball inside the block/charge semi-circle under the basket.-The only common feature between the substitution procedure in full-court and 3×3 is that it can occur only in a dead ball situation. In 3×3, a substitute can only enter from behind the end line opposite the basket, and the substitution becomes official once the player leaving the game has made physical contact with the substitute. Unlike the full-court game, no action from referees or table officials is required.-Each team is allowed one timeout (The officials may still stop the game in case of player injury or other dangerous situations, as in the standard FIBA rules).-Individual personal foul counts are not kept. In other words, players cannot be disqualified on the basis of personal fouls. However, a player who commits two unsportsmanlike fouls is disqualified.-Fouls during the act of shooting inside the arc are awarded 1 free throw, whilst fouls during the act of shooting behind the arc are awarded 2 free throws. However, team fouls 7, 8 and 9 are awarded two free throws, whilst team fouls 10 or more are awarded two free throws and possession of the ball.-Technical fouls (including unsportsmanlike fouls) result in two free throws plus possession of the ball, as in the standard full-court game.Comments Tags: FIBA 3*3 World Cupgazellestoplast_img read more

The keys to high yields in 2015

first_imgShare Facebook Twitter Google + LinkedIn Pinterest Some corn and soybean yields in Ohio did well better than others, but what was the differentiating factors? Was it planting date? Tillage? Traits? DuPont Pioneer Field Agronomist Kyle Poling goes over corn and soybean performance for 2015 in this week’s DuPont Pioneer Field Report.last_img

Sharapova throws shade at Wozniacki: Where is she?

first_imgEthel Booba on hotel’s clarification that ‘kikiam’ is ‘chicken sausage’: ‘Kung di pa pansinin, baka isipin nila ok lang’ LATEST STORIES Hotel says PH coach apologized for ‘kikiam for breakfast’ claim On Sunday, she will face Latvian 16th seed Anatasija Sevastova for a spot in the quarter-finals.But she will need to cut out the errors that plagued her against 18-year-old Kenin, a fellow America-based player who was born in Russia.She was broken three times and her 38 winners just offset 33 unforced errors.“She had really nice words for me in the locker room, which was really nice,” said Sharapova, older than her opponent by 12 years and regarded as an idol by Kenin.“I wasn’t surprised with the way she came out and competed. She was down I believe a few match points in the previous match.“She’s a grinder. She’ll get many balls back. Despite not having the experience, she’s a tough player.”Sports Related Videospowered by AdSparcRead Next Celebrity chef Gary Rhodes dies at 59 with wife by his side Biggest Pogo service provider padlocked for tax evasion MOST READ The Danish woman said it was “unacceptable and questionable” for Sharapova, who is playing her first Grand Slam since the end of a drugs ban, to be given the showpiece court.“With regards to scheduling, as you know, I don’t make the schedule,” said Sharapova after reaching the fourth round with a 7-5, 6-2 win over Sofia Kenin of the United States.FEATURED STORIESSPORTSSEA Games: Biñan football stadium stands out in preparedness, completionSPORTSPrivate companies step in to help SEA Games hostingSPORTSBoxers Pacquiao, Petecio torchbearers for SEA Games opening“I’m a pretty big competitor. If you put me out in the parking lot of Queens in New York City, I’m happy to play there.“That’s not what matters to me. All that matters to me is I’m in the fourth round. Yeah, I’m not sure where she is.” View comments Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss PLAY LIST 02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City01:07Trump talks impeachment while meeting NCAA athletes02:49World-class track facilities installed at NCC for SEA Gamescenter_img Maria Sharapova, of Russia, serves to Sofia Kenin, of the United States, during the U.S. Open tennis tournament, Friday, Sept. 1, 2017, in New York. APNEW YORK—Maria Sharapova hit back at Caroline Wozniacki over a US Open scheduling row on Friday, saying of her bitter Danish rival: “I’m in the 4th round. I don’t know where she is.”Wozniacki was furious that her second round match was played on an outside court while five-time major winner Sharapova was playing all of hers in Arthur Ashe Stadium.ADVERTISEMENT Robredo should’ve resigned as drug czar after lack of trust issue – Panelo NATO’s aging eye in the sky to get a last overhaul Trump signs bills in support of Hong Kong protesters Lacson: SEA Games fund put in foundation like ‘Napoles case’ Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. Wozniacki, who has never won a Grand Slam, lost her second-round match to Ekaterina Makarova on Wednesday after being scheduled on Court 5 before getting bumped up to Court 10.“When you look on Center Court, I understand completely the business side of things, but someone who comes back from a drugs sentence — performance enhancing drugs -– and all of a sudden gets to play every single match on Center Court, I think that’s a questionable thing to do,” fumed the Danish former world number one.Sharapova, the champion in New York in 2006, returned from a 15-month doping ban in April but was refused a wildcard for the French Open while injury ruled her out of Wimbledon.Her world ranking of 146 meant she needed a wild card to get into the main draw at the US Open.But she has responded to the decision by the US Tennis Association by knocking out world number two Simona Halep in the first round and recovering from a set down to beat Timea Babos in the second.ADVERTISEMENT NBA: Ever improving DeRozan looks to further develop ‘much better’last_img read more

Angelo Mathews ruled out of third T20I vs India with hamstring tear

first_imgSri Lanka have been dealt with a huge blow as star all-rounder Angelo Mathews has been ruled out of the third and final T20 international against India due to a hamstring injury.The veteran cricketer suffered a grade one hamstring tear during the second T20I between India and Sri Lanka at the Holkar stadium in Indore on Friday.Mathews pulled out of his run-up while bowling the third ball of his third over in the first innings and didn’t take any further part in the match after that.India went on to post 260 for 5 in 20 overs with captain Rohit Sharma top-scoring in the match with 118 off 43 balls. The hosts then restricted Sri Lanka to 172 for 9 with Mathews not coming out to bat for his team.India clinched the series 2-0 with one game remaining which will be played at the Wankhede stadium in Mumbai on December 24.Confirming the news, Sri Lanka’s team management said that the injury would not only rule out Mathews out of the inconsequential third T20I against India, but will also put him out of action for at least two weeks.The injury means Mathews will also remain doubtful for the start of the forthcoming Bangladesh tour.The right-arm medium pacer has a history of suffering hamstring, calf and ankle injuries.In January this year, he was forced to return home early from the tour of South Africa before remaining out of action for another five months.Mathews made his return from injury lay-off during his side’s Champions Trophy campaign in England, where he featured only as a specialist batsman.advertisementNot only this, Mathews once against suffered a calf injury during a practice session, ahead of the series against Pakistan in UAE in September, and was subsequently ruled out for eight weeks before making a return in India.(With ANI inputs)last_img read more

10 months ago​Fulham’s Chambers enjoying central midfield role

first_imgAbout the authorAnsser SadiqShare the loveHave your say ​Fulham’s Chambers enjoying central midfield roleby Ansser Sadiq10 months agoSend to a friendShare the loveCalum Chambers is enjoying his time at Fulham, despite a disappointing result against West Ham United.In the game where Claudio Ranieri’s men were beaten 2-0 by West Ham United, Chambers was getting used to a new role in central midfield.And despite the result, the youngster admits that he enjoyed his time in central midfield and would be happy to continue there.He said to the Evening Standard: “I’m enjoying it, obviously it’s nicer if we get a win, but I’m doing what I can for the team defensively and going forward. I’m learning game by game in that position.”At the moment I don’t know whether I’ll go back to defence or stay in midfield. I’m taking on what I’ve been told to do in there and trying to execute it in the games.”Chambers is on loan at Fulham from Arsenal. He has appeared in 11 Premier League games this season. last_img read more