first_imgMANDATORY PAYOUT SPURS $5.2 MILLION IN ‘NEW’ MONEY, CREATING MASSIVE TOTAL SANTA ANITA RAINBOW PICK SIX JACKPOT POOL OF $6,558,165 ARCADIA, Calif. (June 16, 2019)–With the prospect of a mandatory payout at the end of the day, $5,297,955 in “new” money poured in prior to today’s fourth race at Santa Anita, creating a massive total 20 cent Rainbow Pick Six Jackpot pool of $6,558,165.With 8-5 favorite Tough But Nice tiring late to be third, the Mark Glatt-trained Top Brass prevailed by three quarters of a length in Sunday’s fourth, the beginning of the Rainbow Six.  Owned by Drummond, Drummond and Xitco, Top Brass, a 6-year-old Kentucky-bred gelding by Arch, was off at 9-2 under Joe Talamo and paid $11.40 to win while getting six furlongs in 1:11.62.Approximate post time for Santa Anita’s ninth and final race is at 5:39 p.m. PT.No matter the outcome of today’s Rainbow Pick Six, there will be another mandatory payout on closing day, next Sunday, June 23.For additional information, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more


first_imgCALIFORNIA THOROUGHBRED TRAINERS TO PARTICIPATE IN FUND-RAISING FOR STANDING MRI AT SANTA ANITAAt a special Board of Directors meeting held Sunday, October 27, the leadership of California Thoroughbred Trainers (CTT) voted to assist in immediate fund-raising for the Southern California Equine Foundation (SCEF) purchase of an equine MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) facility to be added to the Equine Imaging Center at Santa Anita Park.  The proven technology has been in use elsewhere previously, whereby the horse is standing while scanned.The urgency of the fund-raising effort is based on a November 15 deadline to contract for the equipment which would then be installed at Santa Anita prior to the start of the upcoming Winter/Spring Thoroughbred race meeting commencing on December 26.  SCEF, via the Dolly Green Foundation, has already pledged $450,000 to the project.  Raising a matching amount would not only secure the standing MRI for use with horses at Santa Anita and training elsewhere in Southern California, but also reduce the ongoing per-scan charges for veterinarians, owners, and trainers, once the facility is installed.The addition of the standing MRI would complete the state-of-the-art Santa Anita Imaging Center, which already includes nuclear scintigraphy (“nuc scan”) technology and will soon add a newly-developed equine PET scan (Positron Emission Tomography) installation, made possible by a $500,000 contribution from The Stronach Group (TSG), owner of Santa Anita Park, and $200,000 via the Dolly Green Foundation. Between the two projects, the Dolly Green Foundation will have committed $650,000. TSG will also provide all installation infrastructure required for the addition of the standing MRI. The Imaging Center is a companion facility to the renowned Equine Hospital at Santa Anita Park, founded 40 years ago as the first-ever at a race track.Donations of any amount to SCEF, organized under Section 501 (c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code, are tax-deductible to the full extent permitted by law.The completion of the Imaging Center is of critical importance for the future of racing in California, and elsewhere, given the increasing public scrutiny of the welfare of race horses. All techniques possible must be employed for purposes of diagnosis and injury prevention, and California racing has led the way for decades in equine welfare. The sport employs tens of thousands throughout California, directly and indirectly, who depend on its continuation and improvement for their own livelihoods. The thousands of horses in training for racing in California and elsewhere deserve the best diagnostic and treatment techniques possible to ensure their soundness and appropriate care.To donate, contact Southern California Equine Foundation [], California Thoroughbred Trainers at Santa Anita Park, or contribute via GoFundMe. Donations of any amount are very much appreciated.last_img read more


first_imgNOTES: The winning owners are Iavarone, Arntz or McClanahan, et al.      TIM YAKTEEN, MUCHO UNUSUAL, SECOND: “We’re really proud of her. A nice filly won the race, and you know, that’s horse racing. It would have been nice to end on a great win. The mare has been very good to us. We are looking forward to the next ones coming up.”     JERRY MCLANAHAN, PART OWNER OF LADY PRANCEALOT:  “It’s been an exciting year with this filly.  We couldn’t ask for anymore…To end the year with a Grade I, this is the ultimate.” JOCKEY QUOTES JOE BRAVO, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER:” I was just glad to be sitting on Lady Prancealot this afternoon. I take my hat off to Richard and his team. She was so relaxed post break, so turned off and relaxed like she had full control over the whole race. All I had to do was point her to the hole turning for home and she took me through. She made my job easy. If she was a fat horse she would have never made it.“Knowing a horse is always key, and the more information you can have, the better. Last time at Keeneland, she really took the lead too early, so I know the type of horse to point her at. I give Richard all the credit. Before the race I told him, ‘She’s walking over here like a winner.’”(On the traffic down the stretch): “I was kind of following Joel on the 3 (Mucho Unusual). It gave me a nice target to follow. I was planning on going outside of him but when he came out, it kind of made my decision easier, and we pulled through.”TRAINER QUOTES     RICHARD BALTAS, LADY PRANCEALOT, WINNER: “This filly came over here from Europe and the first time she worked she had an issue and we gave her a bunch of time. We thought we bought a bad horse but we didn’t. She has been ultra-consistent. I want to give a hats off to the guys at San Luis Rey Downs, my assistant trainer who has had her there most of the time. “Jersey Joe” rode an awesome race and we are all happy now.” last_img read more


first_imgBAFFERT’S TALENTED CHARLATAN ATTEMPTING TO FOLLOW 2018 TRIPLE CROWN WINNER JUSTIFY AS HE MAKES SECOND START AT SANTA ANITA ON SATURDAYNO PUBLIC ADMISSION ALLOWED, FIRST POST TIME FOR EIGHT-RACE CARD IS AT 1 P.M.; WAGERING AVAILABLE AT TRACK’S 1/ST BET & XPRESSBET APPS ARCADIA, Calif. (March 12, 2020)–Although plenty of attention will be focused on Santa Anita’s  seventh race Saturday, the Grade I Beholder Mile, the eyes of the racing world will also be riveted on the race just before it, a $57,000 allowance for 3-year-olds at one mile.  Bob Baffert’s talented Charlatan, a  5 ¾ length first-out maiden winner on Feb. 16, will attempt to follow in the footsteps of Baffert’s 2018 Triple Crown winner Justify as he stretches out and tries to muscle his way onto the Kentucky Derby trail.The comparisons are unavoidable. Justify, a chestnut colt by Scat Daddy, was foaled in Kentucky on March 28, 2015, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $500,000, was unraced at two and was a first-out maiden winner with Drayden Van Dyke up on Feb. 18, 2018.Charlatan, a chestnut colt by Speightstown, was foaled in Kentucky on March 2, 2017, sold as a Keeneland September Yearling for $700,000, was unraced at two and broke his maiden two days earlier than Baffert’s 2018 superstar with you guessed it, Drayden Van Dyke up.From there, Baffert and Van Dyke are hoping history continues to repeat itself, as Charlatan, like Justify two years ago, will be stretching out in a one mile allowance Saturday and will be running over what could be an “off ” surface.  (Justify was a 9 ½ length one mile allowance winner over a muddy track,  getting the distance in 1:35.73).At this stage, one discernable difference in comparing the two horses at this moment in time is that Mike Smith replaced Van Dyke for Justify’s win, while Van Dyke has retained the mount on Charlatan.First post time for an eight-race card on Saturday is at 1 p.m.  There will be no public admission, in accordance with recent health dictates issued by the state of California.  Assigned post time for race six is at 3:35 p.m. PT.Wagering on all Santa Anita live racing is available via the track’s 1/ST BET and Xpressbet apps.  For additional information on racing and wagering at Santa Anita Park, please visit or call (626) 574-RACE.last_img read more

Tottenham transfer news LIVE – All the latest Spurs updates and gossip

first_imgAlex Terrell25 Aug 2019, 9:27 amJAMIE CARRAGHER has risked the wrath of Spurs fans, by comparing them to rivals Arsenal.The former Liverpool defender was speaking during punditry for the Reds’ 3-1 win over the Gunners at Anfield.He said: “Before we’ve been really critical of Arsenal coming here. “Arsenal still lost here 3-1, but it could have been more.“But for the Premier League it shows how far ahead Liverpool and Man City are – that two of their rivals in Tottenham and Arsenal have come to their own grounds and they’ve beaten them convincingly.”At this point it was made clear that Spurs actually DREW with Manchester City a week ago.Realising this, Carragher clarified his comments, saying: “I know Man City v Spurs is a draw but 99 times out of 100 they win that.”Duncan Wright25 Aug 2019, 7:15 [email protected] have won 4⃣ consecutive #PL meetings with NewcastleWill they make it 5⃣ for the first time?#TOTNEW— Premier League (@premierleague) August 25, 2019Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 10:43 pmTOTTENHAM are growing increasingly confident that Toby Alderweireld will sign a new contract extension at the club.The Belgium centre-back’s deal runs out in the summer but there is a belief at Spurs that he will agree fresh terms.Alderweireld, 30, was free to leave for £25million in the summer window due to a clause in his deal but remained in Mauricio Pochettino’s squad.Manchester United and City were candidates to take him but Harry Maguire, 26, was seen as a long-term investment at Old Trafford.Pep Guardiola needed cover after Vincent Kompany’s departure but he instead earmarked midfielder Fernandinho as a back-up centre-half.Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 10:21 pmFORMER Spurs midfielder Jamie O’Hara insists Dele Alli must do more as he drifts in and out of games too much.He told talkSPORT: “You’ve got to look at him, you need to get more out of him. How do I get more out of Dele Alli as a manager, and as a club? “He has to start setting new targets and new goals. You can’t sit in the comfort zone.“Potentially he’s still going to be one of Tottenham’s best players that will be at the club for a long, long period of time, but they have to find a way to get more out of him and develop him. “For me he plays on the cusp of games, he’s in and out too much.”Jake Lambourne25 Aug 2019, 9:46 pmMAN UTD boss Ole Gunnar Solskjaer has ruled out signing free transfer Fernando Llorente.The Spanish striker is available following his release by Tottenham.When asked about the player in his post-match press conference following the Crystal Palace loss, Solskjaer stated there will be no further incomings this window.Responding directly to a question about Llorente, he said: “We are not looking at any more signings.”Load more entries… Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:52 pm🔙 👀 Look who’s back… #PL ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:50 pm#THFC: Lloris (C), Walker-Peters, Alderweireld, Sanchez, Rose, Winks, Sissoko, Lamela, Lucas, Son, Kane. @WilliamHill latest (18+) #PL ⚪️ #COYS— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 3:04 pmTOBY ALDERWEIRELD’S wages set to be doubled to £120,000 per week with new contract offer. Football Insider are reporting that the Belgian centre-back is going to be rewarded with a huge wage increase providing the star stays put at the club this summer.Nobody is expected to make an offer before the European transfer window closes on September 2, especially after all clubs missed the chance to bring him in for just £25m earlier in the summer, before a clause in his contract expired. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 2:19 pmTOTTENHAM VS NEWCASTLE to kick-off in just over 2 hours, with team news out at 3:30pm. Spurs will take on the Magpies at 4:30pm, as Steve Bruce faces a difficult job away in North London to earn his side’s first points of the season. Meanwhile, Mauricio Pochettino’s side are unbeaten from the opening two matches, and will rise above their rivals Arsenal with a win today. The starting line-ups will be announced in just over an hour. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 1:32 pmDIMITAR BERBATOV believes there is “some kind of conflict” going on between Mauricio Pochettino and Christian Eriksen. With the Dane being linked with a move away to Real Madrid this summer, the former Spurs striker told Betfair, “With Eriksen there is something going on behind the scenes that we don’t see or don’t know.“I mean wow do you look at each other on the training pitch if you want to go and the coach wants you to stay?”The former forward said, “For me the transfer window should close before the season starts, in England it does and that is a good thing.”But due to the European transfer window not closing until September 2, Berbatov said, “The people in charge must come up with a solution because other teams can still come and take players from the Premier League.”Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 12:49 pmTOTTENHAM face competition from Southampton for the signature of QPR striker Eberechi Eze. As reported by SunSport, the 21-year-old striker is a target to replace the recently released Fernando Llorente at Spurs. But with the youngster expected to merely be back-up for Harry Kane, the Saints may be able to offer the rising star more game time in the Premier League. The forward is already up and running in the Championship this season, scoring a goal in his first goal of the campaign in just one appearance so far. William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 12:05 pmTottenham’s next six fixtures…William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 11:36 amWilliam Pugh25 Aug 2019, 11:06 amTOTTENHAM are reportedly willing to offload Christian Eriksen this transfer window – but only if they receive a bid of £50million or more.The 27-year-old has just one year left on his contract with Spurs, and there are no signs that the Danish playmaker will commit his long-term future to the club.It has been claimed that the ex-Ajax ace would only consider leaving if one of Real Madrid, Barcelona or Juventus come in for him.SunSport exclusively revealed Los Blancos are ready to make a move for the player before the European window slams shut on September 2. And the Mail have stated that Mauricio Pochettino and Spurs owner Daniel Levy have agreed they will come to a compromise should a bid arrive.But they will only consider allowing the midfielder to depart if a potential suitor stumps up £50m as they look to avoid losing him on a free.William Pugh25 Aug 2019, 10:31 am#OnThisDay in 2011 @HKane made his Spurs debut! 💙 #OneOfOurOwn 🙌— Tottenham Hotspur (@SpursOfficial) August 25, 2019 SPURS were once again the beneficiaries of a stoppage time VAR review as they came away with Man City with a 2-2 drawMauricio Pochettino’s men were clinical at the Etihad and will now expect nothing less than maximum points at home to struggling Newcastle.Follow ALL of the latest Spurs news, updates and gossip below…Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 10:54 pmSPURS boss Mauricio Pochettino refused to rule out any players leaving before the European transfer window slams shut.He said: “We are waiting to see what happens. It’s not an easy situation. “This season we have a lot of individual circumstances and we need to wait. “We know this can unsettle the group but we know in 10 days it will finish and things will be clear.” Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 10:13 pmPAULO DYBALA’S agent Jorge Antum has denied claims that the player didn’t leave Juventus due to him requesting too much commission.Both Man Utd and Spurs held talks with the Argentinian ace, but talks ultimately collapses.Speaking to Tuttosport, Antum said: “Yes, I talked to the British, but the commission stories are not true: there were questions between the clubs.”Before adding: “Paulo must enjoy the moment with Juventus, what will happen in the future I don’t know.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 9:31 pmMAURICIO POCHETTINO has claimed he is disappointed by his side’s performance against Newcastle.He said: “I don’t want to be critical with the team. We didn’t perform as we expect. It was a very cheap goal, like against Aston Villa.“We didn’t create – we had possession but we didn’t create enough chances. We didn’t find the capacity to break down their defensive line. They were very organised and defended deep.“I’m very disappointed with the performance and with the result.“Sometimes it’s not about possession – it’s about individual actions and today we didn’t show the type of quality we needed.”Jake Lambourne26 Aug 2019, 8:44 pmSON-HEUNG MIN has claimed that his side should have got a result against the Magpies.He said: “The goals were missing today. We had plenty of chances but we were not clinical enough.“It’s always hard against teams that play deep, it makes it more difficult. “I think we had chances to score, we should have got something out of this game.“We have only played three games, there is a long way to go. This was not the best result but we have to stay positive and go again.”Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 7:59 pmJERMAINE JENAS says it was a “shocker” that Mike Dean didn’t award Spurs a penalty against Newcastle, especially with VAR involved. With VAR now in the Premier League, it is expected that decisions always go the right way. But Jenas disagrees with Mike Dean’s decision not to award a foul against Jamal Lascelles, after he appeared to bring Harry Kane to the floor inside the 18-yard box. The former Tottenham midfielder went on to say, “The fact that VAR has looked at that and not decided that it was a penalty does surprise me, but I think this is VAR’s way of saying they are going to stand by the referee’s decisions.”Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 7:00 pmLORD SUGAR ‘not sure why Eriksen did not start’ against Newcastle as he deems it ‘not a good performance’ from Tottenham.Spurs’ ex-owner took to twitter to express his opinion of the team’s loss to the Magpies earlier today. Commenting on the absence of Christian Eirksen, the Dane’s desire to move to Real Madrid appears to be an issue with manager Mauricio Pochettino. center_img Not a good performance from @SpursOfficial today . Harry touched the ball about 3 times.Not sure why Erikson did not start .— Lord Sugar (@Lord_Sugar) August 25, 2019Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 6:24 pmNEWCASTLE defeat Tottenham 1-0 after Joelinton scores first goal for club. The record signing salvaged all three points for the Magpies after the Brazilian buried it into the bottom corner from inside the box. Steve Bruce’s side defended magnificently as Spurs’ chances were limited.Mauricio Pochettino’s team suffered their first defeat of the season. Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 6:05 pmSPURS still trailing 1-0 with just 15 minutes left on the clock as Eriksen is subbed on. The Dane, who has been heavily linked with a move away to Real Madrid all summer, will have to produce his magic in the final third if Spurs want to salvage something from the game, as he did last week.Pochettino’s side have lacked creativity all game.Ryan Robinson26 Aug 2019, 5:30 pmSPURS losing 1-0 at half-time to Newcastle after Joelinton strikes home. The Magpies have upset Tottenham so far in their own backyard after frustrating Harry Kane and co. Add to this the defensive error of Davinson Sanchez, who was caught out of position to allow summer signing Joelinton to grab his first goal for Steve Bruce’s side. Ryan Robinson25 Aug 2019, 4:41 pmTOTTENHAM VS NEWCASTLE has begun!After 10 minutes the game is currently goalless, which Mauricio Pochettino’s side will look to change as the game goes on. Stay tuned for updates on the match. last_img read more

Five pressing issues Jose Mourinho must address to save Spurs’ season

first_imgJOSE MOURINHO arrives at Tottenham seeking to revitalise his career – and a club that, Champions League aside, has endured a torrid 2019.The final year of Mauricio Pochettino’s tenure saw Spurs earn just 25 points from 24 games… and slump to 14th in the Premier League.4 Jose Mourinho has plenty of work to do at SpursCredit: Getty – ContributorHere, SunSport examine the five things that the Special One will have to address if he is to be successful at Tottenham.MORALEJose Mourinho must pick chins up off the floor in that Spurs dressing room.Whether it is players unhappy at Mauricio Pochettino’s sacking, his appointment, their contract situation or this season’s form.It is inevitable Jose’s arrival would not have gone down well with all the squad — especially those who owe their fame and fortune to Poch.So Mourinho must now work his magic to get that new manager bounce.4 Tottenham have endured a horrendous start to the seasonCredit: AFP or licensorsSQUAD SHAKE-UPYou do not need to be a superstar boss to realise this Spurs squad requires a revamp.More quality must be brought in and the deadwood shipped out fast.Mourinho will want to get Christian Eriksen, Jan Vertonghen and Toby Alderweireld — all free agents this summer — either playing at their best or out of the door.So the January window will be crucial to shake-up a squad on easy street.WINNING MENTALITYRival fans joke the last time Spurs staged an open-top bus parade, it was pulled by a horse!They have not lifted ANY trophy since the League Cup in 2008.Poch took them close, notably reaching last season’s Champ­ions League final, but could not end the drought.Mourinho, for all his baggage he brings, is a serial winner. But can he finally change the club’s mindset?4 Jose Mourinho can bring a winning mentality to Tottenham after their Champions League heartbreak4DANIEL LEVYChairman Levy must realise by now that his club’s failure is not all down the managers.Mourinho must get Levy to spend like a top European club which wants to win big. Not like a Prem club happy with finishing above Arsenal every season.And Levy needs to keep his new manager in the wealth he is accustomed to as Jose is a man who demands big-money buys.LATEST TOTTENHAM NEWSHARRY 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 yearTIME YOU CHANGEDMourinho should learn from his experience at Manchester United.He felt like yesterday’s man at Old Trafford as his methods bore all the hallmarks of coach unable to move with the times.He needs to show the Jose of 2019 can still cut it at the very top, or the ‘Special One’ is destined to finish up in China or America’s MLS. Jose Mourinho gives first interview as head coach at Tottenhamlast_img read more

Walker-Peters and Dier struggle but Sessegnon shines on full Tottenham debut

first_imgTottenham coach Jose Mourinho says they are not dwelling on 7-2 Bayern defeat ahead of next match Bayern Munich comfortably defeated Spurs in the final match of Group B, but Ryan Sessegnon provided a crumb of comfort for the travelling fans this evening.Tottenham’s hosts completely dominated proceedings from start to finish, with Jose Mourinho’s side struggling to string attacks together.4 Ryan Sessegnon was unfazed on his Spurs debutCredit: ReutersAnd the Spurs boss will be disappointed with how many of his fringe players struggled to assert themselves on their illustrious opponents.Debutant Sessegnon looked unphased, however, and took his one chance superbly to equalise in the first half.SunSport’s Etienne Fermie runs the rule over how Spurs’s stars performed at the Allianz Arena this evening.PAULO GAZZANIGA – 6Excellent early save to deny Pavard. Mostly good, confident distribution. Couldn’t have done anything about the goals.KYLE WALKER-PETERS – 4Nowhere to be seen as Coman slotted home for 1-0. Given a really tough evening by a combination of Coman, Davies and Perisic.4 Kyle Walker-Peters struggled on his big chanceCredit: ReutersJUAN FOYTH – 6Had plenty of crosses to deal with as Bayern bombarded Spurs from the flanks. Tried to be confident with the ball but was given very few options.TOBY ALDERWEIRELD – 6Had plenty to do. Defended well but was unable to get Spurs moving forward with his trademark diagonal passes.DANNY ROSE – 5Was always going to be a difficult task up against Gnabry. Stuck to his task admirably but often came out second best against the former Arsenal winger.ERIC DIER – 4Unable to assert himself on the likes of Coutinho and Thiago in the middle of the park. Skipper on the night had a difficult job with Spurs having so little possession, but he will be disappointed.4 Eric Dier was ineffective in the middleCredit: Getty – ContributorMOUSSA SISSOKO – 4Wasted a golden chance when put through down the right channel in the first half. Like Dier, struggled to make an impact on the game. Very few of his trademark bursts with the ball.GIOVANI LO CELSO – 5Booked after a skirmish with Joshua Kimmich. A few nice little passes but was largely unable to make an impact on the game. Was, for the most part, shunted out onto the right hand side and restricted to chasing shadows.CHRISTIAN ERIKSEN – 6Knitted play together nicely when Spurs managed to get into possession in the first half. Lovely pass to set up a Son one-on-one in the second.RYAN SESSEGNON – 7Pace worried Bayern. Fantastic composed finish to equalise for Spurs. Tottenham’s best outlet.4 Ryan Sessegnon was ultra composed to smash home the equaliser for 1-1Credit: AFP or licensorsLUCAS MOURA – 5Valiantly chased and harried but was starved of service. Spurs’ inability to get on the ball restricted the impact that Lucas could have on the game.SUBSTITUTES:Son Heung-min (for Lucas Moura, 65th minute) – Should have done better when twice put through one-on-one. 5MOST READ IN FOOTBALLGossipCROWD RETURNFA Cup final ‘may see 20,000 at Wembley in trial allowing some fans at games’CommentPHIL THOMASDiving and whining was never a good look and will seem worse after lockdownExclusive’I’M IN A BAD WAY’Ex-England star Kenny Sansom talks for first time since being attackedExclusiveBOURNE AGAINHowe says Cherries are stronger after lockdown with FIVE fit-again starsExclusiveSWAN THAT GOT AWAYSwansea wanted £3m Davies three years ago but couldn’t get work permitNEXT STEPJonny Hayes set to move to English Championship having been let go by CelticBAYERN 5 DUSSELDORF 0Lewa bags two as Bayern thump rivals to close on 8th straight titleTHEIR CALLReferees in Northern Ireland will be given choice on coming back says union bossHARRY ALL FOUR ITKane admits Spurs must win EIGHT games to rise into Champions League spotLive BlogTOON LATESTNewcastle takeover LIVE: Follow all the latest updates in Saudi sagaOliver Skipp (for Giovani Lo Celso, 65th minute) – Looked to hustle and harry the dominant Bayern midfielders and gave as good as he got. 6Victor Wanyama (for Eric Dier, 81st minute) – Forgotten man, just happy to be out there. No time to make an impact. 5Subs not used: Austin, Sanchez, Tanganga, Parrottlast_img read more

PNG secure spot in Olympic football play-off with fourth straight Pacific Games gold medal

first_imgIn what was a gold medal contest that will not live long in the memory, Kaipu capitalised on a costly error by New Caledonia goalkeeper Honorine Pouidja to fire home from close range in the 21st minute, which proved to be the game’s solitary goal.New Caledonia had nearly 70 minutes to fight their way back into the match but were unable to find an answer as they suffered a second consecutive final defeat to Papua New Guinea.The result for the hosts maintains their monopoly of the event at the Pacific Games as they have won every gold medal since the sport was introduced onto the programme at Suva in 2003.Their victory prompted joyous scenes at the final whistle in front of the best crowd the Sir Hubert Murray Stadium has seen at these Games, with desolation evident on the faces of the New Caledonian side after falling short once again.The game’s crucial moment came after 21 minutes when Pouidja could only parry a weak Papua New Guinea effort straight into the path of Kaipu, who made no mistake to give her side an early advantage.Chances were then few and far between as New Caledonia struggled to react to the setback of going behind, with the hosts content to sit back and soak up pressure before counter-attacking when their opponents ventured forward.That trend continued after the restart, with the 2011 silver medallists still struggling to fashion any real clear-cut opportunities, and in the end Papua New Guinea were able to hold out for a deserved win to add yet another gold to their country’s medal tally.Earlier on, Cook Islands ensured they finished their tournament on a high as they clinched their first-ever Pacific Games football medal with a comfortable 2-0 win over Samoa in the bronze medal match.Tepaeru Toka edged her side in front just before the break, with Maeve Carr netting the second just after the restart and despite a lack of experience at this level, they were able to cling on for a famous victory.“This is 100 times better than amazing,” Toka said.“It’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”….PACNEWSlast_img read more

Cooks paddler Ella Nicholas misses semis at World Champs

first_imgThe 24 year old was 51st in the K1 first round with a time of 115.25 seconds.She improved to 23rd in the repecharge race with a time of 101.77 seconds but only the top ten progressed to the next round.Nicholas will have another chance to qualify directly for the Rio Olympics at next year’s Oceania Championships but is already assured a spot in Brazil as the sole Cook Islands female paddler.Her brother Bryden Nicholas and Fiji’s Daniel Tuiraviravi will contest the men’s K1 heats on Friday.last_img read more

Íñigo Martínez: “Our illusion is to ride the barge and without brakes to La Concha”

first_imgThe central Ondarroa wanted to give the Cup a humorous touch. Athletic is awaiting the return of the semifinal against the Pomegranate of the March 5th and then look at the end of April 18 in La Cartuja. Íñigo left Donostia with noisy, since he was leaving from Real to Eternal enemy Last year they were made bills with his face and they were thrown at Anoeta. This year he has not been with Athletic for being sanctioned. My words have been completely taken out of context. It has been an inopportune joke. People who know me know that I respect and keep a lot of love from Donosti, La Concha and all its people. I have not wanted to disrespect anyone.– Iñigo Martinez (@InigoMartinez) February 18, 2020Immediately for him stir up for his statements, he has tried to qualify through the social networks: “My words have been completely taken out of context. It has been a unfortunate joke. People who know me know that I respect and keep a lot of love from Donosti, La Concha and all its people. I didn’t want to disrespect anyone. “center_img Íñigo Martínez he has badly measured a joke which has launched at the daily sports gala Deia, where have you gone prize for his safety in the team (Williams has not been able to go the best according to the aforementioned newspaper, for being in the television program El Hormiguero). “Our delusion it is take the final ride on the barge and without brakes to La Concha “, he has released before the general laugh in allusion to the Cup.last_img read more