ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR & RALIS HEAD SATURDAY’S $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC AT 1 1/8 MILES OVER SANTA ANITA LAWN

first_imgARCADIA, Calif. (Jan. 25, 2017)–Millionaire Ashleyluvssugar and Grade I winning Ralis head a field of 10 veterans in Saturday’s $250,000 California Cup Turf Classic, to be contested at a mile and one eighth over the Santa Anita turf. For older horses bred or sired in California, the Turf Classic will be run for the 28th time. RALIS: Owned and bred by J. Paul Reddam’s Reddam Racing, LLC, he was listed as a probable starter in the $12 million Pegasus World Cup Invitational on Saturday as recently as a week ago, but his connections decided to stay home and run against state-bred in the Turf Classic. Trained by Doug O’Neill and a winner of the Grade I Hopeful Stakes at Saratoga as a 2-year-old, Ralis made little impact from off the pace here in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf at a mile and one half on Nov. 5. A 4-year-old colt by top California-based stallion Square Eddie, Ralis is winless in his 11 starts since winning the Hopeful in September, 2015. He may be best suited as a deep closer on turf and would therefore appreciate a fast pace on Saturday. He has three seconds from as many tries at the Classic distance of a 1 1/8 miles on turf and is 16-2-4-0 overall with earnings of $424,428. PRESENTED BY CITY NATIONAL BANK, CLASSIC ATTRACTS FIELD OF 10 FOUR YEAR OLDS & UP AND IS ONE OF FIVE RACES FOR GOLDEN STATE SERIES-ELIGIBLE HORSES ASHLEYLUVSSUGAR: Handled deftly by trainer Peter Eurton throughout his 19-race career, this 6-year-old Game Plan gelding has been idle since running second, beaten 3 ¼ lengths, in the Grade II Hollywood Turf Cup at a mile and half on Nov. 25 at Del Mar. A winner of the Grade II, 1 ¼ miles turf John Henry Turf Cup three starts back here on Oct. 2, he was subsequently fifth in the Grade I Breeders’ Cup Turf on Nov. 5. A four-time graded stakes winner, Ashleyluvssugar has proven effective on the lead or coming from behind. Owned and bred by Sharon Alesia, Bran Jam Stable and Ciaglia Racing, LLC, he is 19-8-3-3 with earnings of $1,007,504. With regular rider Gary Stevens on the mend due to hip replacement surgery, he’ll be ridden by Flavien Prat for the first time on Saturday. THE $250,000 CALIFORNIA CUP TURF CLASSIC WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 10                                                                                                        Approximate post time 3:12 p.m. PST Ashleyluvssugar–Flavien Prat–126Ward ‘n Jerry–Stewart Elliott–122Ralis–Mario Gutierrez–120Temple Keys–Santiago Gonzalez–120Cardiac–Corey Nakatani–120What a View–Tyler Baze–126He Will–Rafael Bejarano–122Patriots Rule–Joe Talamo–124Tamarando–Martin Garcia–122Poshky–Jamie Theriot–124 There will be a special early first post time on Saturday of 11:45 a.m. Admission gates will open at 10 a.m. For scratches, changes and complete morning line information, please visit santaanita.com.last_img read more

Biddy Escapes Jam in No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana’s 4-3 Victory over No. 6 Stephen F. Austin

first_imgWill Warren (3-7) was credited with the win after giving up just two runs on two hits with five punchouts in seven innings of work. Jared Biddy (12) picked up his 12th save, bouncing back from three-straight singles with three straight outs to close out the contest. Warren, who surrendered just one hit in the first 4.1 innings, allowed the Lumberjacks to get one back in the fifth on a Jordan Monacy RBI single up the middle. Jarrod Huber followed with a sac fly to right field, and Jake Georgiades slid in just under the tag to make it 4-2. SLU doubled its lead in the bottom of the fourth on a two-run shot to left center off the bat of Bryce Steckler, just the second home run of the entire tournament.BSB: 2-run homer for Steckler, pushing @LionUpbaseball’s lead to 4-0 over @SFA_Baseball. Heading to the 5th in Sugar Land.?? https://t.co/gFxDYezUfP ???? @espn apps #AxeEm #LionUp #SouthlandStrong pic.twitter.com/iSaOYa0k69— Southland Conference (@SouthlandSports) May 24, 2019 However, Warren also faced the minimum over those two innings and kept the Lumberjacks off the board before passing the ball off to Kade Granier, who induced an inning-ending double play with two runners on in the eighth. Both starters faced the minimum until SLU loaded the bases with one out in the home-half of the second on a Nathan Pilutti single and a pair of free passes. The Lions got on the board first as Pilutti scored on a throwing error by third baseman Manny Vasquez, followed by a Conner Manola sac fly to drive in Brennan Breaud. After Matt Riser went to his closer, Biddy, SFA loaded the bags with three-straight base knocks. An infield pop up and a fielders choice that plated a run went down as the first two outs, and a liner to center field secured the Lion win. Austin Roth came on in relief for SFA in the sixth, striking out the three-straight in his first frame and retiring the side in order in the seventh. Box Score | Tournament HomepageSUGAR LAND, Texas – No. 3 Southeastern Louisiana worked out of a bases-loaded jam with no outs in the final frame to edge No. 6 Stephen F. Austin 4-3 on Friday morning at Constellation Field. Southeastern Louisiana will face No. 2 Central Arkansas at 4 p.m. CT this afternoon while Stephen F. Austin’s season comes to a close.last_img read more

Laura’s Light Heads Solid Field Of Nine Sophomore Fillies In Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Honeymoon Stakes

first_imgWELL-ACCOMPLISHED LAURA’S LIGHT HEADS SOLID FIELD OF NINE SOPHOMORE FILLIES IN SATURDAY’S GRADE III, $100,000 HONEYMOON STAKES AT 1 1/8 MILES ON TURFARCADIA, Calif. (May 27, 2020)–In what appears to be an outstanding betting race, Gary Barber’s well-accomplished Laura’s Light heads a solid field of nine sophomore fillies going a mile and one eighth on turf in Saturday’s Grade III, $100,000 Honeymoon Stakes at Santa Anita.  Hronis Racing’s Stela Star, a big second in her U.S. debut here on March 7 and LNJ Foxwoods’ speed Parkour both figure to provide stiff competition in the race named for movie mogul Louis B. Mayer’s brilliant California-bred filly Honeymoon, who won seven stakes in California in 1946.LAURA’S LIGHTOwner:  Gary BarberTrainer:  Peter MillerFavored in four out of her five starts and a two-time Santa Anita turf stakes winner, this filly by Constitution was attentive to the pace en route to a three quarter length win in the Grade III Sweet Life Stakes going 5 ½ furlongs on turf her two starts back on Feb. 16 as the heavy 2-5 favorite.  Subsequently well beaten at 4-5 in a one mile ungraded stakes over a synthetic surface at Turfway Park on March 14, she’ll ship in to run on Saturday from her San Luis Rey Downs Training Center base.  A 3 ¼ length winner of the one mile turf Blue Norther Stakes three starts back on Dec. 29, Laura’s Light has three wins from five starts and looms the horse to beat in the Honeymoon.STELA STAROwner:  Hronis Racing, LLCTrainer:  John SadlerA Group III winner of a seven furlong turf stakes two starts back in her native Ireland, Stela Star ran a tremendous race in defeat in her U.S. debut, rallying from far back to finish second, beaten a half length by multiple stakes winner Warren’s Showtime in the one mile turf China Doll Stakes here on March 7.  She has continued to train well on Santa Anita’s inner dirt training track and with leading man Flavien Prat taking over on Saturday, look for Stela Star to run huge in her second start for Sadler.PARKOUROwner:  LNJ FoxwoodsTrainer:  Richard MandellaA Kentucky-bred filly by Carpe Diem, she exits a runaway 3 ¼ length allowance win going a mile on turf here March 20 when ridden for the first time by Mike Smith, who will rider her back on Saturday.  Fourth, beaten 3 ¾ lengths by Laura’s Light two starts back in the one mile turf Blue Norther on Dec. 29, she was an impressive gate to wire maiden winner going one mile on the Del Mar turf three starts back on Dec. 1.  Winless in her first two races sprinting on dirt this past fall, Parkour has now won two out of her three tries on grass and will hope to slow the pace down on Saturday as she stretches out an eighth of a mile.THE GRADE III HONEYMOON WITH JOCKEYS & WEIGHTS IN POST POSITION ORDERRace 7 of 9  Approximate post time 3:30 p.m. PTGuitty–Brice Blanc–120K P Dreamin–Victor Espinoza–120Fashion Royalty–Jose Valdivia, Jr.–120Croughavouke–Umberto Rispoli–120Laura’s Light–Abel Cedillo–122Little Bird–Mario Gutierrez–120Red Lark–Drayden Van Dyke–120Parkour–Mike Smith–120Stela Star–Flavien Prat–120First post time for a nine-race card on Saturday is at 12:30 p.m.  Fans are encouraged to wager via 1stBet.com or through Xpressbet.com.  For additional information, please visit santaanita.com or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

What is a pre-contract and why can players only sign them with foreign clubs?

first_imgCHRISTIAN ERIKSEN and Ashley Young both joined Inter Milan this month for relatively small fees.The pair were out of contract at Tottenham and Manchester United in the summer – and could have signed a pre-agreement with the Italian giants to join at the end of the season instead.2 Christian Eriksen joined Inter Milan from Tottenham this month, but could have moved for free in the summerCredit: ReutersBut what is a pre-contract, and can players only sign them with foreign clubs?What is a pre-contract?A pre-contract is an agreement between a player and a club committing to transfer the player’s registration once their contract at their current club has expired.Under the famous 1995 Bosman ruling, players can agree pre-contracts up to six months before the expiry of their contracts.Fifa regulations state: “A club intending to conclude a contract with a professional must inform the player’s current club in writing before entering into negotiations with him.”A professional shall only be free to conclude a contract with another club if his contract with his present club has expired or is due to expire within six months.”Any breach of this provision shall be subject to appropriate sanctions.”MOST READ IN FOOTBALLTO CATCH A CHEATFurious wife beats and strips her husband’s suspected mistress in the street – but crowd does nothingWORMS FEARSHas your child got threadworms? Here’s the symptoms – and how cure themTAKING THE PISSDisgusting man PEES from airport seat in front of shocked passengersMIND BLOWINGThe rudest hotel room sign ever? Optical illusion has internet in hystericsTEST ON ENTRYTourists arriving in Majorca and Ibiza may get coronavirus test at airportExclusiveBRIDE AND GLOOMInfamous Don’t Tell The Bride couple reveal what REALLY happens on the showCan Premier League players agree pre-contracts with other Premier League clubs?Premier League players can agree pre-contracts with any club in England, but only up to one month before the expiry of their current deals (effectively meaning pre-contracts can only be agreed at the end of a season).This is because domestic transfers are regulated by each country’s football associations rather than Fifa.The FA restrict pre-contracts between English clubs as they are keen to avoid any conflicts of interests should a player play against his future club.For this reason, the FA also bar players out on loan in England from playing against their parent clubs in domestic competition.2last_img read more

Fans fume as ‘absolute joke’ VAR takes more than TWO minutes to award City penalty

first_imgFANS were left fuming after it took more than two minutes for VAR to award Manchester City a penalty after Serge Aurier fouled Sergio Aguero.The delay in the decision was not received well, causing more debate on whether the technology is good for the game.After awarding the penalty, Ilkay Gundogan stepped up and missed with Hug Lloris saving his Spurs teammates.There were calls for another penalty immediately after, with VAR checking a potential foul from Lloris on Raheem Sterling but nothing was given. VAR not fit for purpose it’s killing the game . 2 minutes to go back for a decision farce https://t.co/eoPufhF5dk— Chris Mcgrath (@yehkunning) February 2, 2020 Regardless of the fact that both decisions were right, how is VAR is making the game better? Over 2 minutes to for a foul to be reviewed, anything could have happened in that time and wouldnt have counted. Trust refs and accept mistakes. VAR is not making the game better.#VAR— Wayneatron (@WPage14) February 2, 2020 VAR is a farce, what would happen if we scored during those minutes from the foul to the VAR check? The officials in Stockley Park need to be communicating to Mike Dean straight away.— Kalan Coupar (@KSCMedia) February 2, 2020center_img Imagine a goal had been scored in that two minutes it took to work out it was a penalty. Worse thing to ever happen to football. #VAR— Dave Nash (@davenash77) February 2, 2020 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 InstagramPicturedAN EYEFULMeet Playboy model and football agent Anamaria Prodan bidding to buy her own clubExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidI 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 CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesThe decision to award the penalty did not go down well with Jose Mourinho who sat on the bench smirking in disbelief.Replays showed Lloris off his line when the penalty was taken but VAR never checked that for a possible retake.After Sterling went down, it got heated between the two sets of players with Toby Alderweireld and Oleksandr Zinchenko picking up yellow cards.Tottenham vs Man City – Live stream, TV channel, kick-off time and betting odds for Premier League clashlast_img read more

Eric Dier is in wrong for Cantona-esque fan row.. but it’s only human to react

first_imgTWO Erics, a quarter of a century apart, both wading into the terraces to confront abusive fans.Eric Dier’s confrontation with a supporter after Tottenham’s FA Cup penalty-shootout defeat by Norwich may not have been a violent flashpoint like Eric Cantona’s infamous kung-fu kick on a Crystal Palace fan.3 Eric Dier is facing disciplinary action after climbing into the stands to confront an abusive fanCredit: PA:Press AssociationBut it is the closest thing top-flight English football has seen over these past 25 years.There will certainly be no talk of ‘seagulls, trawlers and sardines’ when Dier is up before the beak.The Tottenham midfielder is no loose cannon. Indeed, Dier is one of the most mature and intelligent England players of recent times.At Spurs he has been regarded as a good influence on team-mates — especially his close pal, the sometimes wayward Dele Alli.Dier is a bilingual middle-class boy who spent much of his childhood in Portugal. He is also the grandson of the late, long-serving FA secretary Ted Croker.Yet none of those factors actually mattered.Dier’s respectable background and previous good character didn’t stop him vaulting ad hoardings and clambering across 20 rows of seats to confront a fan who apparently abused him and got into an altercation with his brother.3 Dier clambered over ad hoardings and seating to rush towards a supporter involved in a confrontation with his brotherMAKE YOUR DEBUT Bet £5 get £20 in free bets for new customers at LadbrokesHe must, and will, face punishment. As boss Jose Mourinho admitted, professionals cannot behave in such a way.But there is also widespread sympathy for Dier — arriving with an increased understanding that, just because a footballer earns millions, buying a match ticket does not give anybody the right to personally abuse him.The hurtful personal jibes aimed at sportsmen and other celebrities on social media has sharpened focus on this issue and made us all more aware rich and famous humans are essentially the same as any other humans.Terrace abuse is no worse now than it was 25 years ago. In fact, Premier League stadia are less boisterous places than when Cantona went berserk — and certainly more family-friendly than in the hooligan-infested 1970s and 1980s.We are certainly now more aware of racial abuse of footballers — a more serious issue than what Dier and his brother suffered on Wednesday.And the vast majority would surely have sympathy with a player, or a team, who chose to walk off the pitch in the face of such filth.Not that English football doesn’t still have a long way to go.Had Raheem Sterling or Manchester United’s Fred reacted in a similar way to Dier after high-profile incidents over the past couple of seasons, would they have garnered more sympathy than the white lad?3 Eric Cantona was banned for eight months for kung-fu kicking a Crystal Palace fan in 1995Credit: Getty – ContributorYou’d like to think so, but you have to doubt it. Dier shouldn’t have acted as he did — but then, anyone can lose their temper.And those who operate under the extreme pressure and intense spotlight of elite football are more susceptible than most.Tottenham had just been knocked out of the Cup, suffering a fourth straight defeat — three of them at home against teams they might have been expected to beat.Dier’s own career has been blighted by illness and injury these past couple of years.He should be approaching his peak, at 26, but is no longer a nailed-on starter for Spurs or England. These factors may, or may not, have played a part in bringing down the red mist.Perhaps the sight of his brother being given stick on the terraces would have made Dier lose his cool, even if things were going swimmingly for the player and his club.In his post-match interviews, Mourinho suggested that the fan in question was sitting in an area where there are many ‘privileged… corporate’ spectators, rather than true Spurs fans.This is surely a red herring. Ardent fans are more likely than casual observers to let their passions boil over.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 InstagramPicturedAN 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’ExclusiveRIYAD RAIDMan City’s Riyad Mahrez has three luxury watches stolen in £500,000 raidNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticREF RELEASEDChampions League ref Vincic released by cops after arrest in prostitution raidKEANE DEALEx Man United youth ace David Jones says Roy Keane negotiated a contract for himREF RAIDChampions League ref Vincic ‘arrested in raid into drugs and prostitution ring’NICE RONCristiano Ronaldo goes on family bike ride with partner Georgina Rodriguez & kidsFew of us can have paid to watch our teams over many years and never yelled anything at one of our own players which we wouldn’t have regretted in the cold light of day.Dier’s reaction was shocking — though not in the same league as  Cantona’s Jackie Chan routine.He will now surely be fined and banned for it. Yet many of his fellow professionals will thank him for doing them a favour.Jose Mourinho reacts to Eric Dier incident saying he was helping his younger brother during altercationlast_img read more

PNG wins silver in first mixed relay

first_imgLed by super fish Ryan Pini, PNG dominated the race in the first lap but fell behind New Caledonia who took out gold after clocking a time of 1:49:94 sec. This is the first Games record for the event.PNG came in at 1:52:04 sec with Anna-Liza Mopio-Jane finishing the race for PNG.This event included two males and two females each from every country that took part.Countries that participated in this event were Solomon Islands, Tahiti, Guam, Palau, bronze medalist Fiji, New Caledonia and PNG.last_img read more

American Samoa determined to beat PNG on home soil

first_imgThere are only two countries taking part in women’s softball at the Pacific Games- American Samoa and PNG.The competition will see the two countries play three games starting next week Wednesday and finishing on Friday.The best of three games will win gold with the latter to settle for silver.Speaking to PNG Loop after a training session this morning, American Samoa coach, Tuna Maae said her team was ready for next week.“Our preparations have been really good. The dirt here is different on these softball diamonds but the girls are getting used to it.“It’s always been PNG and Samoa playing for gold at the Pacific Games and PNG beat us in 2011 to win gold. But we’re determined to beat them and take gold on their home soil,” said Maae.last_img read more

Weah, Africa’s only Golden Ball, does not succeed as president of Liberia

first_imgUn Tebas vs Rubiales also in Argentina. The anger between Rubials Y Thebes He has created a school. Argentina He is faithfully replicating the dispute in Spanish football. The two top Argentine leaders, Claudio Tapia, president of the AFA, Y Mariano Elizondo, holder of the Super League, They are on the lookout. The last discussion is because Elizondo refuses to delay the start of the championship to favor the Argentine national team in the Pre-Olympic Tapia accuses Elizondo of putting the interests of the clubs above those of the albiceleste. Anyway, that the anger Tebas-Rubiales crosses borders.Eurocup with facial recognition. The next Eurocup it will be held in twelve European capitals, but the stadium of Wembley, in London, it will host the two semifinals and the final of the tournament, which will be held on July 12. The British police have a new facial recognition technology available to control the ultras. The system is going to be tested today in the wales derby that will dispute the Cardiff and the Swansea If all goes well, it will be one of the police control systems that will be implemented in the Eurocup 2020. Demonstrations in Monrovia. Thousands of people have demonstrated during this week in the streets of Monrovia against the president of Liberia, George Weah, the only Golden Ball that has given Africa (nineteen ninety five). The opposition to Weah accuses him of corruption and claims him for the indeterminate destiny of 22 million euros of public funds. According to the prestigious The Guardian, the president George Tawlon Manneh Oppong Ousman Weah he responded to the protesters with a disturbing challenge: “Whoever thinks he can walk freely through the streets of Monrovia insulting his president, is ready …”.Gento wanted to sign him for Real Madrid. Weah was one of the most accredited scorers of his time, and one of the most sought-after strikers. Paco Gento López, today Honorary President of the Real Madrid, He tried to sign him when he worked as a sports advisor to the former president Ramon Mendoza But it was not possible. The Milan from Berlusconi, then in full boil, he took it on a heel. But Weah was left wanting to play in the Bernabeu because he never hid his admiration for Real Madrid.last_img read more

The fans question Simeone

first_imgAtletico elimination of Atlético at the hands of the Cultural Leonesa, rival of Second Division B, has left the team very touched. A tournament where there were many illusions put in and that goes to the first change. According to the survey conducted by AS, the defeat in the Kingdom of León, together with the prick in Ipurua and the final of the Spanish Super Cup against Real Madrid, where he fell on penalties has caused Simeone to have lost credit in the club. AS ‘); return false; “class =” item-multimedia “>AS survey on Simeone.ACE El Cholo is the visible head of Atlético and its project and therefore for 74% of AS voters the Argentine coach has lost credit with that elimination copera. Almost 38,000 people They wanted to participate in the survey on the state of Simeone, which is probably at its most delicate time as a mattress technician. Since his arrival he had always lived many more lights than leftovers, taking Atlético to the highest levels, but in this year defined by himself as of transition after the losses of very important players like Godín, Juanfran, Filipe, Griezmann, Rodrigo or Lucas, at the moment he has not been able to take flight despite the signings of players of the level of João Félix, Felipe or Herrera.However, another current of the mattress hobby came out to face its coach, who changed the history of the club with his arrival in December 2011. The hastag en Twitter #tequeremoscholo became a trend in Spain during yesterday afternoon. Hours before Gil Marín reaffirmed Simeone in the institution with a statement where he asked fans to join, although he said he understood his discomfort. Atlético is third in the League, tied for points with Sevilla (fourth) and will play the knockout stages of the Champions League against Liverpool, current champion of the tournament and leader of the Premier League.last_img read more